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Volume LV. 


I 90 I 


i^ Somerset Street j Boston, 

[Owing to the illness of Mr. Dean, the April, July and October numbers in this 

Volume, under direction of the Committee on Publication, have been edited 

by Henry Ernest Woods.] 

)PttiiI{0f)fng Committee. 






Address of the President, iz 

AUen, Qoerj, 444 

AUis, Query, 34« 

Almy, Query, 444 

ADclent Burial Grounds of Long Island, N. T., 

Archbishop Grindall's heirs. A Correction, 342 
Arnold, Olnej, 189 

BaOj, Query, 346 

Ball, Query, 445 

Barnard, Query, 346 

Barrett, Hon. James. 205 

Battle of Bunker HUl, Note, 218 

Bearee, Query, 347 

Berwick (Maine) Marriages, 300, 272 

Bcrerly, or Beverland, Query, 347 

Biographical Sketches — 

£ddy. Mrs. Annie Goddard, 134 
GoldUiwaite, Miss Charlotte, 134 
Grider, Ruftis Alexander. 134 
Porter, Josejph Whitoomb, 240 
BIoss, Samuel, Query, 225 
Blossom, Query, 444 
Blunt, Query, 347 
Bolton, Conn., Records of the Church in, 34, 

Book Notices— 

Acadiensis. Vol. I, No. 2, 350 
Adams's A Genealogical History of Robert 
Adams of Newbury, Mass., and His De* 
scendants, 113 
Adams's Castine Sixty Tf>ars Ago. 118 
Alden's The Eaton Family ot Dedham and 

the Powder House Rock, 350 
Aldrich's Life and Times of Azro B. F. 

Uildreth, 123 
Allen's The History of Enfield, Conn., Vol. 

Allen's The History of Enfield, Connecti- 
cut, Vol. II. 355 
Ancestry of Edith Chase, The. 114 
Ancestry of Henry Le7i Andrews, Woburn, 

Mass., 113 
Andrews's The Hamlin Family, 220, 448 
Annual Proc«'odingti, PennKylvania Society 

Sons of the Kerolution, 1800-lUOO, 126 
Annual Report of the American Historical 

Associatiun for the Year 18U9, 451 
AosUb's Philip and Philippa, 300 
Bailey's Early Massachusetts Marriages 

prior to 1800, 120 
Balcombe Family Reunion, 340 
Baldwin's The Maryland Calendar of Wills, 

Bancroft, Mrs. Lncretia Chandler, 352 
Banks's The English Ancestors of Got. 
Tiiomas Mayhew of Martha's Vineyard, 
Barker's The Colonial Barker Family of 

the United States. 113 
Batoliellor's A Brief View of the Influence 
that moved in the Adoption of the Fed- 
eral Constitution by tne State of New 
Hampsliire, 120 

Book Notices^ 

Baxter^s The Hotel Cluny of a Now Eng- 
land Village— Ipswich Historical Society 
Publications, 365 

Beckwith's Beckwith Notes, 340 

Bepiamin's A Genealogy of the Family of 
Lieut. Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha 
Livermore, His Wife, 114 

Bent's Lewis Allen of Watertown Farms 
(Weston) Mass., 1665, and his Descen« 
dan ts, 340 

Bent's Walter Allen, 113 

Benton's Samuel Slade Benton— His An- 
cestors and Descendants, 447 

Blair's The Blair Family of New England, 

Blake's Memoir of John Elbridge Hudson, 

Blish's An Index to Talntor's Colchester 
(Conn.) Records, 354 

Bodge's Historical Sketch of the Norfolk 
Conference of Unitarian and Other 
Christian Churches, 368 

Boyden's Thomas Boyden and His Descen- 
dants, 228 

Bradford's Historic Duxbnry In Plymouth 
County, Mass., 118 

Brewster-Bradford Co,, Hannibal. N. Y., 
Catalogue and Price Liiit, The, 230 

Brigham's Official Report of the Fifth 
General American Tyler Family Gather- 
ing, 1000, 231 

Brigham's Official Report of the First Six 
Meetings of the American Brigham Fam- 
ily Ansodation, 228 

Britton's Britten Genealogy, 350 

Brown's Faneull Hall and Fancuil Hall 
Market, 118 

Browne's Archiyes of Maryland, Vol. xviii, 

Burt's Cornet Joseph Parsons, 450 

Byington'ri Memoir of the Rev. Henry 
Allen Hazen, 450 

Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Collec- 
tion of the Virginia Historical Society, 

Chamberlain Association of America, Re- 
port of 1000, i36 

Charles Darwin Elliot, Mary Elyira Elliot, 

Chart of the Howes, 360 

Chase's Interpretation of Woodward's and 
Saffery's Map of 1642, or the Earliest liay 
Path, 366 

Chatfield's Family Records of Some of the 
Descendants of Robert Francis of Weth- 
ersfleld, Conn, 114 

Class 1875. Bowdoin College, 1875-1000. 
Report of Class Secretary, 128 

Coates's Principal Facts of Interest con. 
cernlng the Breed Family in America,350 

Collections of the Maine Historical Society, 
Second Series, 124 

Collections of the Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society, Serenth Series, 125 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

ColIes*s Authors and Writers Associated 

with MorristowD, 356 
Collins's Genealogy of the Washington 

Familv, 231 
Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 

1664 to the Revolution, 127 
Congregational Year-Book, 1000. 237 
Contributions to the Old Residents* His- 
torical Association, Lowell, Mass., Vol. 

VI. No. 3. 452 
Cox*s New England Cox Families, 350 
Cooper's Ancestry and Descendants of 

John and Sarah I^ukens, 115 
Crissey's History of Norfolk, Litchfield 

County, Conn., 121 
Cutter's Descendants of Nahum Parker of 

Kittery, Me., 116 
Dana's Richard Skinner of Marblehead 

and His Bible, 116 
Daughters of the American Rerolution— 

Chicago Chapter, 1900-1901, 126 
Davis's Andros's Proclamation Money, 233 
Decennial Register of the Pennsylvania 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, 1688- 

1898, 237 
De Costa's Father Jogues at the Lake of 

the Holy Sacrament, 119 
Dedication of the Adln Ballou Memorial, 

De Forest's The De Forests of Avesnes 

(and New Netherland). 228 
Derby's Early Dublin, 355 
Dewick's Ancestry of John S. Gustin and 

his Wife, Susan BIcComb, 229 
Diary of Samuel Cooper, 1775-1776, 236 
Dickinson's Genealogical Memoranda re- 
lating to the Family of Merrlam, 115 
Dodged Condensed Table of the Block 

Island Branch of the Dodge Family in 

America, 229 
Dodge's The Dodge Lands at Cow Neck, 

an Appendix to Robert Dodge's History 

of Tristram Dodge and his Descendants 

in America, 229 
Doe's Record of Births, Marriages and 

Deaths in the Town of Franklin, 1778- 

1872. 2:<4 
Dotterer's Historical Notes relating to the 

Pennsylvania Dutch Reformed Church, 

Dow's Some of John Pearl's Descendants, 

Downes's An Old Ipswich House— Ipswich 

Historical Society Publications, 355 
Drake's Old Landmarks and Historic Per- 
sonages of Boston, New Edition, 117 
Drapers The Bemis History and Genea- 

logy, 113 
SstWs " ■ 

Esty^s Historical Address at the Bi-cen- 

tennlal Anniversary of the Town of Fra- 

mingham, 119 
Evans's and Stivers's A History of Adams 

County, Ohio. 450 
Flagg's and Jennings's New York State 

Library Bulletin 56, Feb., 1901, Biblio- 
of New York Colonial History. 

Flagg's Connecticut Local History, 355 
Flagg's New York State Library Bulletin 

63, Dec., 1900. Reference List on Colo- 
nial Local History, 358 
Fowle'sOld Dorchester Burying Ground, 

Furst's Family Record of Col. William 

Chamberlain of Union County. Penn.,360 
Gay's Address at the Annual Meeting of 

the Village Library Company of Far- 

minffton. Conn., 118 
GeruuTd's The Descendants of Calvin Locke 

ofSuUivan. N. H., 116 
Glenn's Pedigree of Richard Borden, 340 
Qoold's Windham, Blaine, in the War of 

the RevoluUon, 1776-1783, 123 

Book Notices- 
Governors of the American Colonies priot 
to 1750, and OflScers of the Order or the 
Descendants of Colonial Governorn. 357 

Gragg's Homes of the Massachusetts An- 
cestors of Major General Joseph Hooker, 

Green's The Boston Massacre, March 5, 
1770, 2.^3 

Greene Family of England and America, 
The. 447 

Gri>« wold's Old Wickford, " The Venice of 
America." 357 

Guild's Ancestral Chart Of Eleven Genera- 
tions, 129 

Guild's Working Charts to accompany the 
Ancestral Charts of Eleven Generations, 

Hackett's An Address delivered before the 
Naval War College, Newport, R. I., June 
3, 1901, 4A2 

Hanna's Historical Collections of Harri- 
son Count v, Ohio, 234 

Hanna's Oiiio Vnlley Genealogies, 234 

Haskell's A Comprehensive Blethod of Ar- 
rangement for Genealogical Records, 2.32 

Haslewood's The Parish of Pluckloy. Kent; 
Monumental Inscriptions in the Church 
and Churchyard, 452 

Hawkes's Commonplace-Book of Richard 
Pratt of Lynn, Mass., 124 

Hawkes's ITie Cycle Days of New England, 

Herrick's The Ohio Society Sons of the 
American Revolution. 2:i7 

Herrick's Year-Book of the Ohio Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
1898 452 

Hibbard's Rupert, Vt., Historical and De- 
scriptive, 1761-1898. 121 

Higginson^s The Alliance Between Pilgrim 
and Puritan in Massachusetts. 358 

Historic Quarterly. The, Manchester His- 
toric Association. Vol. II, No. 1, 367 

Historical and Scientific Society of Mani- 
toba, 452 

Hiwtorical Journal of the More Family, 
Thp. 851 

Historical Papers and Addresses to the So- 
ciety of the Cincinnati In the State of 
New Jersey. 1900, 237 

Historical Society of Newbnrgh Bay and 
the Highlands, 126 

History of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Bellefontolne, Ohio, 236 

Hixon's Epitaphs fh>m the Old Burying 
Ground. VVest Med way. 2:15 

Hodge's Hodge Genealoey. 229 

Hoflman's Memorial of the Hon. John 
Alsop King, Eighteenth President of the 
New York Historical Society, 353 

Holmes's A Gcnealofry of the Lineal De- 
scendants of William Wood who Settled 
in Concord, Mass.. in 1638. 351 

Hovey's A Blemoir of Daniel Hovey, 116 

Howlaud's Family Records, 4 19 

In Memoriam, Jonas Oilman Clark, 236 

In Memoriam, Robert Schell, 354 

In Bferooriam, Samuel Smith Purple, 236 

In Memoriam, William Henry Haile, 449 

Inscriptions on Tombstones in Bladison, 
Conn.. Erected prior to 1800. 119 

Jack's Aoadiensis. Vol. I. No. 1. 233 

Jack's Biographical Review, 123 

Jacob Warreu Manning, .353 

Jameson's The Jamesons in America, 361 

Jencks Civil and Blilitary List of Rhode 
Island, 1647-1800, 451 

Jones's Celebration Proceedings of the One 
Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of 
New Ipswich, N. H., 356 

Jones's Historical Address at the Cent4«n- 
nial Celebration of the Town of Waits* 
field, Vt., 350 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

Joj'ii Thomas Joy and his Descendants, 115 
Kent's History of the Seventeenth Regi- 
ment, New uanipshire Volunteer Infau* 
try, 1802-1863, 127 
KirabaU's Kimball Family News. 230 
Lea's Ancestry of Capt. Timothy Front of 

boston, Mass., 230 
Lea's Genealogical Gleanings Contribu- 
tory t«a Uistonr of the Family of Penu, 
I^eavltt's Groaps of Palmer Families, 448 
libbie's A Tinker Family, 231 
Libby's Bowdoin College. John MarsliaU, 

Loriog's De«cendants of Naham Parker of 

Kittery, Me., 116 
Kacmeachan's Nova Scotia Archives, II, 

H&son's Book A. Records of the Town of 

Swansea, 1662-1705, 122 
Vassachosetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 

Kevolutlonary War (Vol. 7), 127 
Memoir of Charles Frederic Farlow, 353 
Meredith's The Descendants of Hugh 

Amory, 1606-1805, 349 
Merriam's Genealogical Memoranda relat- 

ing to the Family of Mcrriam, 115 
Merrill's Joshua Merrill and Family, 363 
Mills's Tlie Story of the Western Reserve 

of Connecticut, 122 
Moore's Records of the Kingwood Monthly 
Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, 
N. J., 230 
Morris's History, Charter and By-Laws of 
the Society of Colonial Wars in the dtute 
of Illinois. 124 
Mowry's The Descendants of Nathaniel 

Mowry of Rhode Island, 448 
Munroe's A Sketch .of the Munroe Clan, 

also of William Munro, 2:{0 
Muneeil's Index to American Genealogies, 

Murray's The Journal of the American- 

Irish Historical Society, 461 
Mu»kett*riSul!olk Manorial Families, 'J34 
National Year-Book. Sons of the Ameri- 
can lie volution, 1000, 126 
Nel!*on's An Old Storv Retold, 230 
Nelson's Documents Kf lating to the Colo- 
nial History of the State of New Jersey, 
Vol. xxi. 130 
Newhali'tf The Record of My Ancestry, 115 
New York Gencological and liloccruphical 
Society— Officers, Committees, By-Laws, 
Memt>f'rs, 126 
Niueiv- Fifth Anniversary Cflebration of 
the New Kngland Society in the City of 
New York, UOO, 237 
Oboar'« New Ii>»wicb in the War of the 

Rob*IUon, 360 
Ontario Historical Society Papers and 

Records, Vol. Ill, 237 
Papers of the New Haven Colony llistori- 

chI Society. Vol. VI, 125 
Patrick'* I'edigree of Stoughton, 361 
Philliraore's Pidigrt- e-Work : A Handbook 

for the Genealogist, 232 
Pierce's Town ot WeMton, Blrihs, Deatlis 
and Marriages, Gravestones, Chuicti 
Record*. ,367 
Plymouth County Marriages, lf>02-174fi, I'JO 
Proceedings* and Collections of tlie Wyom- 
ing HlMtorioul and Geological Society, 
Vol V. 238 
Proc-ecdinffs and Transactions of the Nova 
.Scotian institute of Science, Halifax, N. 
S., Vol. X, Part 2, .368 
Proceedings and Tran^tactiouM of the Royal 
Society ol Canada, Second Series, Vol.'V, 
Proceedings at the Annual Dinner of the 
New Kngland Society of Northeastern 
I'eunsylvauia, 18W, 126 

Book Notices- 
Proceedings of the Bostonlan Society at 

the Annual Meeting, Jan. 8, 1001, 360 
Proceedings of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania on the Death of Charles 
Janeway Stille, President of the Society, 
Proceedings of the "Wiscasset Fire Society 
at its Centennial Meeting, Jan. 27, lUOl, 
Publications of the Genealogical Society 

of Pennsylvania, Vol. II, No. 1, 126 
Public Papers of George Clinton, First 
Governor of New York, 1777-1705. 1801- 
1804, Vols. 2-3, 128 
Putnam's A History of the Putnam Fam- 
ily In England and America, 448 
Putnam's General Israel Putnam and the 

Battle of Bunker Hill, 450 

Quisenberry'rt Memorials of the Quisen- 

berry Family in Germany, England and 

America, 116 

Roanoke Colony Memorial Association, 131 

Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 

Lynn, Mass.. for the Year 1899, 124 
Register of Old Suffolk Chapter, Sons of 

the American Revolution, 1900, :id9 
Report of the Proceedings of the Wyoming 
Commemorative Association, July 3, 
1900, 126 
Reynolds Family Association— Eighth and 

Ninth Annul Reunions, 361 
Robbins, James Heni7', 124 
Roebling's Richard Warren of the May- 
flower and Some of His Descendants, 419 
Roll of Membership of the American Anti- 
quarian Society, with List of Officers, 451 
Rudd's An Hiistorical Sketch of Salii<bury, 

Conn., 121 
St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, Mass., 

Second Church in Boston, Commemorative 

Services, lrt49-1899, 2;t6 
Sharpe's Vital Statistics of Seymour, 

Conn., Vol. 3,356 
Society of Mayflower Descendants In the 

State of IIlinoi!<, 128 
Society of Mayflower Descendants iu the 

State of New York, 128 
State of Connecticut— Report of the Com- 
mission of Public Records*, 1900 
Stone's Book II of the Family of John 
Stone, one of the Firit Settlers of Guil- 
ford, Conn., 231 
Storr!»'8 Edward."* Amasa Park, 123 
Suffolk Deeds, I-.iber xi, 238 
Supplement to Guilford Tombstone Inscrip- 
tions, 119 
Swan's Thirteenth Report on the Custody 
and Conditions of tiie Public Records ol 
PariNhe?, Towns and Counties, 2-iH 
Tarleton'n The Tarleton Family, 449 
Tasker's Record of Marriages and Bap- 
tisms in Sandwich, N. ii., 121 
Teele's Noted Men and Hiiitorical Narra- 
tions of Ancient Milton, 129 
Thompson's Winchester, .Mass., Town and 

Church History, .300 
Th waiter's Collections of the State His- 
torical Society of Wisiconsin, Vol. xv,237 
Tolman's Tlie C<»ncord Minute Man, 'iH 
Transactions of the Huguenot Society ol 

South Carolina, 124, 451 
Tuckeruiun's Notes from the Rev. Samuel 
Cooper's Interleaved Almanacs of 1704 
and 1769, :«>2 
Twenty-Ninth R<'port, Uoston ReconN, 364 
University of North Carolina Publications. 
James 'Sprunt llistoricul Monographs, 
No. 2, 3.^3 
Cniver?ity of North Carolina Publications. 
Wilson's The Congre8t»ional Career of 
Nathaniel Mason, [ib'i 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Not ices— 

Valentine's Story of Co. F., 2^(1 Maasachu- 

petts Volunteers, in the War for the 

Union, 1861-1865. 359 
Vincent's The Old and the New Century, 

Wakeman's Wakeman Genealogy, 1030- 

ISW, 352 
Walker, Ilev. George Leon, 354 
Ware's The Powder Mill on the Neponset, 

itH Importance to the Colony in Philip's 

War. 452 
Ware's Ware Genealogy, 449 
Waters's A Story ot the Old Argilla Road 

in Ipfwich, Massachusetts, 356 
Wellesley College Record, 1876-19C0, 357 
Wheeler's History of the Town of Stoning- 

ton, Co. of New London, Conn., 122 
White's Genealogy of the De.«ccndants of 

John White of Wenham and Lancaster, 

Maiis., 117 
Williams's Philip Vickers Fithian^ournal 

and LetterJJ, 1767-1774, 2:{o 
Willis's Old Kliot. Vol. 4. No. 1, 233 
Wilson's John Gibson of Cambridge, Mass., 

and \\U Dericendunt», 114 
Wing's The Owl, 117 
Wintermute's The Wintcrmute Family 

HiKtory, 117 
Wistnian's Centennial History of Lancas- 
ter, Olilo, and Lancaster People, IH) 
Woodwell's The Ancestry of Edward Wells 

ofQuincy, 111., 116 
Ye Autient Buriall Place of New London, 

Conn , 120 
Year-Book, 1899, City of Charleston, South 

Carolina, IJH 
Boston lax Ll.-t, 16^7, 139 
Bourne- Bailey Bible Records, 276 
Bowers, Query, 346 
Briggs, Qui-ry, ^41 
Buttolj)h, (iuery, MQ 
Buzzell, Reply, 112 

Caldwell, Query, 347 
Campbell. Query. 445 

Captain William Tratfke and Some of his De- 
scendant.'). :i^5 
Carey-North, Query, 345 
Carleton, Osgood, 62 
Carter, Note, .:23 
Carter, Query, •.47 
Carver, Not**, 221 

Chapel. Edward Augustus, Query, 225 
Champlin, Query, J24 
Childnn of Robert White of Messing, County 

Er^sex, Eng., 22 
Church, Quel y, 414 

Cliuroh Kec«;' at Stonehani, Maps., 142 
Church-Severhill, .S«verel, Query, 346 
Clark, Georgf, 8r. and Jr., Note, 108 
Contributor-) and Contributions to Volume 
AUani:<, George Moulton. 

Alexander Williams, 01 
Blake, Frauds Eve lett. 

Itosion Tux Li.H, 1687, W9 [388 

GI( aning^ from Mas.*iuchuRett8 Archives. 
KIttory '.Mainr), Tux Lists, 1766, 176« 

auil 1770. 219 
Man.»lield, Mass., Revolutionary Records, 

Roll of Cnptain Topham's Company, 

1775, 82 
RoUh of Artificers and Laborers at 
Lotii.sbuip. 'iO 
Bolton, Elhel St an wood. 

Kohert Sinlth of Boxford, 267 
Browning, Charles IL 

^^turtevnnt Family Record, 78 
Byington, Kzra Hovt. 

Rev. Henry Allen, Hazcn, A.M., D.l>., 
Bucknam, Wilton Francis. 

Church Records at Stoneham, Mass., 142 

Contributions and Contribators — 
Chase, Levi Badger. 

Interpretation of Woodward's and Saff- 
ery's Map of 1042, or the Earliest Bay 
Path. 155 
Children ot Robert White of Messing, Co. 
E9>f^x, Eng., who settled in Hartford and 
Windsor, The, 22 
Clapp, Henry L. 

Bourn- Bailey Bible Records, 276 
Clark, George Kuhn. 

Marriages Recorded by the Ministers of 
the First Church in Needham, Massa- 
chusetts, 17:»-1811, 258, 391 
Corey, Deloralne P. 

Kev. Michael Wigglesworth, 39 
Cunningham, Henry Winchester. 

Andrew Cunningham of Boston, and 
Some of his Descendants, 304, 416 
Dudley, Myron Samuel. 

Memoir of the Rev. Edward Griffin Por- 
ter, A.M., 11 
First Book of Raynham Records, 41 
Ford, Worthington C. 

Some Jefferson Correspondence, 272, 381 
Fuller, Francis H. 

Early New England Fullers, 192 
Fullers of Redenhall, England, 41Q 
Harris, Edward Doubleday. 

Ancient BuriaI-(iroun(ls of Long Island, 
N. Y^ 84, 200, 278 
Johnjion, Frederick C, M.D. 

Wallingford (Conn.) Johnsons, 369 
Kendall, Marion A. 

John Daniell of Mendon, Mass., and 
Some of his Descendants, 317 
Lea, J. Henry. 

Genealogical Gleanings Among the Eng- 
lish Archives, 95, :Vi\, 432 
Leverett, George Vasmer. 

John Elbridge Hudson, LL.B., 135 
Metcalf, Henry B. 

Olney Arnold, 189 
Noyes, If. Wallace. 

Cutting Noyes of Newbury, Mass., and 
his liescendants, 196 
Palmer, Frank. 

31arriagc8 by Samuel Mott, Justice of the 
Peace, of Preston, Conn., 176 
Potter, Julian. 

Viall Family Record, 184 
Peek, Thomas Bt-llows. 

Records of ihe Fir.xt Church of Rocking- 
ham, Vermont, 58, 425 
Peyser, Benjamin Davis. 

Recent Publications, 131, 239 
Quincv, Mary Perkins. 

Edward Elbridge Salisbury, 361 
Roebling, Mrs. Washington A. 

Richard Warren of the Mayflower and 
Some of his Descendants, 70, 161 
Rogers, James Swift. 

Hope Uogers, 47 
Shepard, James. 

John Whitehead of New Haven and 
Brantord, (;onn., 180 
Smvth, Ralph D. 

'Dr. Bryan Rossiter of Guilford, Conn., 

and his De'-ceiidants, 149 
Jonathan Murray of Guilford (Conn.) 

and his De.«ceiidants, 255 
Joseph Hand < f Ea»t Guilford (Madison), 
Conn., and his De.sceudants, 31 
Stackpole, Everett S. 

Berwick (.Maine) Marriages, 309, 372 
Stearns, Ezra .s. 

Mooic Families of Litchfield and Merri- 

mac, N. H , 79 
Some Ancient Dunstable History, 186 
The Deitcendants of Zachary Fitch of 
Reading, ^88, 401 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Joseph Hand of Ea^t Guilford (Madi- 
son)', Conn., and his Descendants, 31 

Index of Subjects. 

CoDtribations and Contribnton— 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Dr. Bnran Rossiter of Gollford, Conn., 

and nia Descendants, 140 
Jonathan 3Iurrav of GoUford (Conn.) 
and his Descendants, 255 
Taft, RosseU Smith. 

Hon. James Barrett, 295 
Takott, Mary K. 

Records of the Chorch in Bolton, Conn., 
Titan, Anson. 

Osgood Carleton, 52 
Trask, William Blake. 

Captain William Traskc and Some of his 
Descendants, 321, 385 
Tocker, Josiah P. 

Charles I^ri Woodbory, 407 
Tnckerman, Frederick. 

Notes from the Rer. Samuel Cooper's 
Interleared Almanacs of 1704 and 1769. 
Watkins, Walter Kendall. 

Some Early New York Settlers ft'om New 

England. 297, 377 
Some GoUford, Conn., Settlers and their 
Relationship, or the Sheafe Fiimlly in 
England and New England, 208 
Webber, Samuel O. 

Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, 
He.. 55 
Williamson, Hon. Joseph. 

Fir«t Settlers of Jackson, Me., 367 
ConTerse, Qoery, 110 
Cook, Note, 342 
Cooper, Rer. Samacl, Notes ttom Almanacs of, 

Cornell, Query, 444 
Comwell, Query, 225 
Cotton, Query, U7 

Cnnningbam, Andrew, of Boston, and Some of 
his DescendanU, 304, 416 

Danlell, Query, 345 

Daniell, •John, of Mendon, Mass., and Some of 
hi» IK'Scendunts, 317 

Davi«. Query, 225 

Desofndunti^ of Dea. Zachary Fitch of Read- 
ing, Thf, 2S8, 400 

Diary of Jertiniah \Vear«, Jr., of York, He,. 55 

Dfekln»on Ancestry, Query, 110 

DuDDing, Query, 345 

[>anstable Ui:«tory, Some Ancient, 186 

Pearly New England Fuller?, 192 
Eaffton, Querv, 444 
Endicott. Query, 111 
Err^kta, l.'t4, 2iu, :;G0, 452 

Fergtis'on, Reply. Ill 

Field-Whitehrad-Hctt*, Query, 445 

First BiK>k of Kaynham Records, 41 

Fir»t ."^ttler!* of .lacki^on, .Me., :vfl7 

Fitch, Dtn. Zachary, of Heading, The Desccn- 

dant'' of, '^ff^, 400 
Flxcb, Xoto, :<44 
Fitch, Query, 340 
Fogg, Qut-ry, 344 
Fo»tor, (/uery, 111 
Fro-t l»iiirv. Nolo, 441 
FaJler. Query, 415 
Fuller^, Eiirly New England. 192 
Fallers of Uedeuhall, Eng., 410 

<larlAS<l, <2uerv, 317 

GcnonloKlcal (ilcaninf^s Among the English 

Arcliiven,'.»5, 331,432 

Bailey. „'77 

Hourn. '.:77 

(urleton, 52 

Carter. 2-J3 

Carver, zil 

Cunningham, 3(H, 417 

Daniell, 317 

Fitch, 288, 400 

Fuller, 410 

Gregory. 343 

Hand. 31 

Johnson, 369 

Hoore, 79 

Hurray, 256 

Noyes, 196 

Kogers, 47 

Bossiter, 149 

Sheafe, 206 

Smith, 267 

Stnrterant, 78, 441 

Traske, 321, 385 

Yiall, 184 

Warren, 70, 161 

Weare, 55 

Whitehead, 180 
Genealogies in Preparation- 
Beck with, 227 

Fernald-Fornald, 227 

Fogg, 348 

Howard, 227 

l^eavcns, 446 

Ix>vejoy, .348 

Head, 348 

Partridge, 112 

Perrlne, 227 

Ricketson or Blckerson, 446 

Scott, 228 

Stimpson, 348 

Truman, 348 

TutUe, 113 

Waterhouse, 228 

White, 113 
Gliford, Query, 444 

Gleaningif from Massachusetts Archives, 388 
Gooldlfall, Query, 346 
Gregory, Note, 343 
GulTford, Conn., Sheafe Family of, 208 

Hadlcy Deaths in 1748, Note, 442 

liadley Record of ltii«, Note, 343 

Hall, Query, 346 

Hand, Note, 222 

Hand, Joseph, of Eo^t Guilford, Conn., and 

liiii Descendants, 31 
Hard, Tonilin«on, Query, 111 
Harden, Haradon, Query, 110 
Haskell, Query, 2*^4 
Haughton, Christopher, Query, 340 
Haughton, .Sampson, Query, :i-kf\ 
Haward, Major .ionattian, Reply, 226 
Hazen, Rev. Henry Allen, A.M., D.D., 241 
Heath, Query, 'M7 
Historical AnUover, Note, 110 
Historical Intelligence- 
Battle of IVll'rt Point, 348 

California Register, The, .347 

i>erby, Conn., Records, ZM 

Eliot, 227 

History of the Colony of New ITaven, 446 

Janie;< Rogers of New Londou,Conn., and 
His Dcscendanti*, 112 

Johnston (i«*nealogy, 227 

Marriag<^ Notices, 17i<5-17i)4, for the Whole 
United Staten, 34H 

Mem.irs of Mnjor General Heath, 220 

Mu-<grave*M Obituary, 440 

Visitations of Kent, 112 
Historical Socirtien and their l*roceeding8 — 

New.l':ngland lii:«toric Geuealrgical, xiii, 
107, 220, 4;iU 
Howe, Query, 340 
Howlaud, Query, 4+1 
Hudson, John Klbridge, 1.35 
Hunt, Query, :HiJ 
Hurlbut, Abiah, Query, 2*.'5 
Hurlbut, Mary, Query, 225 
Hyde- Wheeler, Query, 340 

Index of Subjects. 

Autographa : 

Cunniogham, Andrew, 306, 421 

Canningham, James, 416 

Cunningbam, William, 418 

Fuller, Jonathan, 386 

Putnam, Thomas, 327 

TraMk, John, 386 

Traak, Mary, 387 

Traeke, Anna, 327 

Traske, John, 327 

Traake, William, 325 

White. John, 26 
Faosimiie of Marriage Record of John White 

and Mary Levit. 25 
Map, Interpretation of Woodward's and 

Saffery»8 Survey, 1642, 155 
Old Church at Rockingham, Yt., Exterior 

and Interior, 425 
Trask Homestead, Exterior and Interior, 321 
PortraiU : 

Arnold, Olney, 189 

Hazen, Henry Allen, 241 

Hudson, John Elbridge, 135 

Porter, Edward Griffin, 11 

Salisbury, Edward Elbridge, 361 

Williams, Alexander, 91 
Tabular Pedigree : 

Prout, 106 
Indian Summer, Query, 344 
Inkerson-Spencer, Note, 1 10 
Interpretation of Woodward's and Saffery*s 
Map of 1642, or the Earliest Bay Path, 155 

Jackson, Me., First Settlers of, 367 
James, Query, 224 

Jefferson Correspondence, Some, 272, 381 
Jones, Query, 111 

Kendall, Peirce or Pierce, and Parker; a Cor- 
rection, 443 

Kibbe, Quer)-, 347 

Kittery (Maine) Tax Lists, 1756» 1758 and 1770, 

Knapp, Query, 111 

Lake, Query, 347 
Lawrence, Query, 346 
Leavens, Query, 224 
Leavens, Reply, 445 
Lee, Query, 225 
Leonard, Query, 346 
Leonard-Stevens, Query, 111 

Cary, Archibald, ."^l 

Currie, James, 27.*. 273, 275 

Hopkinson, Francis, 272, 276 

Humphreys, D., 274 

Nichols, R. C, :i83 

Page, John, 382 

Pearson, Jolin B., .342 
List of Donors to the Library, xxvii 
Loker, Daniel, Newton, Draper, Reply. 226 
Long Island, N. Y., Ancient Burial Grounds 

of. 84, 200, 278 
Louisburg, Rolls of Artificers and Laborers at, 

Mack, Query, 345 

Blanning-Davis-Bryant, Query, 347 
Mansfletd, Mass., Revolutionary Records, 170 
Marriages by Samuel Mott, Justice of the Peace, 

of I'restoti, Conn., 176 
Marriages Recorded by the Ministers of the 
First Church of Needham, Mass., 1738-1811, 
258, 391 
Masurv, Query, 111 
Memoirs of Deceased Members, xly— 

Arnold, Oluey, 1»9 

Balcom, George Lewis, Ixxi 

Barrett, James, 21(6 

Beard, Alanson Wilder, Ixxxiy 

Bicknell, Quincy, Ixv 

Boardman, Ualsey Joseph, xlix 

Memoirs of Deceased Members— 

Bowdlear, William Augustus, li 

Breck, Charles Henry Bass, Ixxxiii 

Brown, John Nicholas, Ixvi 

fiugbee, Edwin Holmes, liv 

Burr, Charles Chauncy, Ixxxvi 

Chamberlain, Mellen, Ixxx 

Clark, Jonas Gilman, Ixxlv 

Cutter, Abram Edmands, Ixxili 

DaCosta, Jacob Maudes, Ixxxv 

Dunbar, Cliarles Franklin, Iv 

Durreil, Oliver Heber, IvU 

Farlow, Charles Frederic, llx 

Field, Osgood, xo 

Fitts, James Hill, xcii 

French, John Davis Williams, IxyU 

Greenleaf, James Edward, Ixi 

Hawes, Ezra, xlviii 

Hazen, Henry Allen, 241 

Hoadley, Charles Jeremy, Ixxxviii 

Hudson, John Elbridge, 135 

Hutchinson, Frank Allen, xcii 

Joues, Daniel Winfield, xlvi 

Kelley, William Henry, Ixili 

Kittredge, Jeremiah Chapman, xcv 

Lincoln, Beza, 1x1 

Lvon, Henry, Ixxii 

McClellan, Arthur Daggett, Ixir 

Norman, George H, Iviu 

Noyes, Samuel Bradley, xlviii 

Paul, Fulton, Ixxix 

Pechell, Uervey Charles, xlvii 

Poor, Albert, Ixxlx 

Porter, Edward Griffin, 11 

Pratt, Edward Ellerton, xci 

Rollins, Daniel, lii 

Salisbury, Edward Elbridge, 361 

Snow, Samuel, Ixix 

Spalding, John Varnum, xlv 

btorrs, Richard Salter, Ixxvi 

Stryker, William Scudder, Ixxxix 

Thacher, Henry Charles, Ixv 

Tyler, Moses Colt, xcili 

Wheelwright, l:kiward, Ixx 

Williams, Alexander, VI 

Woodbury, Charles Levi, 407 
Merritt, Querv, 225 
Moore Families of Litchfield and Merrimao, 

N. H., The, 79 
Mott, Samuel, Marriages by, 176 
Murray, Jonathan, of GulUbrd (Conn.) and 

His Descendants, 255 
Murry, (iuery, 111 
Muster Rolls — 

Mansfield Records, 170 

Topham, Captain, 82 

Necrology, see Reports of Committees. 

Ne«dham, Mass., Marriages Recorded by the 
Ministers of the First Church in, 1738-1811. 

Newell, Note. 223 

Newell, Query, 445 

Newell, Ephraim, Query, 110 

New Haven, John Whitehead of, 180 

New York Settlers from New England, Some 
Early, 297, 377 

Notes and Queries, 107, 221, 342, 440 

Notes ftom the Rev. Samuel Cooper's Inter- 
leaved Almauacs of 1764 and 17ti9, 145 

Noyes, Cutting, of Newbury, Mass., and His 
Descendants, 190 

Nye, Deborah, Query, 224 

Nye, Patience, Query, 224 

Officers and Committees Appointed by the 
CouncU, vi '^'^ ' 

Officers Elected by the Society for the Year 
1901, v 

Parker, Query, 347 
Perrin, Query, 224 
Persons Embarked for New England, Query, 

Index of Subjects. 


Porter, Eex. Edward Griffin, 11 

Prci^ton, Conn., Marriages by Samoel Mott of. 

Pntnam, Elisabeth, Qoery, 111 
Patnain, Hannah, Qaery, 111 

Rajnbam Records, First Book of, 41 

Beeent Pabllcations, 131, 239 

Records of the Charoh in Bolton, Conn., 34, 281 

Secords of the First Church of Rockingham, 
Vt., 58. 42S 

Recfaiter* of St. Hary, Dorer, Eng., Note, 441 

Replies, 111. 220, 415 

Reports of Committees of the N. E. H. G. 
Committee on the Cabinet, xxl 
Committee on English Research, xzill 
Committee on Finance, xxl 
Committee on Qrareyard Inscriptions, 

Committee on Heraldry, xx 
Committee on the Library, xriil 
Committee on Memorials, xx 
Committee on Papers and Essays, xix 
Committee on Pnolications, xix 
Committee on Rolls of Membership, xxiii 
Committee to Assist the Historiographer, 


Corresponding Secretary, xxxiy 

Coancfl, XT 

Historiographer— Necrology for 1900, xU 

Librarian, xxr 

Treasurer, xxxril 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, xl 
Rerolntionary Records, Mansfield, Mass.. 170 
Rockingham, Vt., Reoords of the First Cnurch 

of, 56, 425 
Rogers, Hope, 47 
Roger*, Query, 846 

RoD of Captain Topham's Company, 1776. 82 
Rons of Artificers and Laborers at Lonisburg, 

Rossiter, Note, 342 
Rossiter, Dr. Bryan, of Guilford, Conn., and 

Hi# Of^scendants, 149 
Rupert, <^lery, 446 
RusseU, Query, 444 

Samnson, Query, 346 

Sanford, Query, 444 

Sancrr, Qut'ry. 444 

Saliabury. Edward Elbridge, 361 

Savage, Query, 346 

Sbrafe Family in EngUnd and New England, 
The, 208 

Simpson, Query, 344 

Simpson, Reply, 446 

Sissan, Qa«>ry, 444 

Sbite, Querv, 346 

Slocum, Query, 111 

Smith, Qner>-, 444 

Smith, Robert of Boxford, 267 * 

Some Ancient Dunstable Ilitftory, 186 

Some Early New York Settlers from New 
England. 297, 377 

Somv Guilford, Conn., Settlers and Their Re- 
lationship, 208 

Some Jefferson Correspondence, 272, 381 

Somen, Conn., Men in the 1762 '* Expcdidan 
to the HNvanah,'* Note, 100 

Stearns, Query, 444 

Stoneham, Mass., Church Records at, 142 

SturteTant Family Itecord, 78 

StarteTant, Note, 441 

Terry, 3Iary, Will of, Note, 222 

Topham, Captain, Koll of Company, 1775, 82 

Trmske, Captain William, and Some of His 

Descendants, 821, 385 
Tmman, Query, 345 

ViaU Family Record, 184 

Wade, Query, 111 

Wales, Query. 346 

Walhice or Wallls, Query, 847 

Wallingford (Conn.) Johnsons, 369 

Walton, Query, 445 

Ware, Query, 347 

Warren, Richard of the Mayflower, and Some 

of His Descendants, 70, 161 
Washington, Lawrence, Note, 109 
Waterhouse, Nathan, Query, 225 
WaUon, Query, 346 
Weare, Jereiniah, Jr., of Tork, Me., Diary of, 

Whipple, Query, 347 
White, Query, 346 
White, Edward, Jr., Query, 111 
White, Robert, Children of, 22 
Whitehead, John, of New Hayen and Bran- 
ford, Conn., 180 
Whiting, Query, 225 
Wigglesworth, Key. Michael, 30 
Wilcox, Query, 346, 444 
Will of ElizabeUi Salter, Note, 107 
Williams. Alexander, 01 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts— 
Alston, Edward (1651), 435 
Barners, Richard (1571-2), 432 
Batt, Christopher (1634), 340 
Blley, Henry, (1634), 340 
Bishop, Mary (1610), 435 
Blake, Joseph (1674-5), 437 
Burroughe (John), 1614, 433 
Chawncy, George (1520-1), 438 
Clarke, William (1637), 439 
Coddington, William (1673), 436 
Denman, Richard ( 1640). 339 
Earle, George (1640), 340 

John (1640), 340 
Fuller, John (1559), 415 
(1598-9), 415 
(160«U9), 415 
Robert (1614), 415 
Hart, Edmund (1640), 340 
Lambert, Ephraim (1637), 102 
Thomas (1645), 102 
Ley, Richard (1658). 102 
Maofilde, John (1549), 438 
Marshall, Abrahnm (17A8), 341 

Hannah (1694), 340 
MountJoy, Edmund (1069), 437 
Newton, Brian (162.1). 3.39 

William (16.37), 339 
Peperell, William (1625), 104 
Pickford, Jedidiah (1693), 338 
Jonathan (1090), 338 
Porter, John (1649), 27 
Proughter, Johane (1620), 100 
Front, John (1669), 106 
Prout, Martin (1667), 101 
Mary (1662), 97 
Timothy (1667), 105 

(1695-6), 106 
William (16J5), 105 
(1627), 100 
(166«i), 101 
(16W>), 101 
Proute, George (1656), 101 
Hugh (1610), 101 
(1619), 100 
(1622), 99 
Prowst, Richard (l.'i81), 100 
Prowte, Alice (1664), 101 
David (1646), 101 
Hugh (1622), 97 
Joan (162.'0, 100 • 

John (1576), 99 
(1677), 98 
(1601), 98 
(1613), 97, 98. 99 
(16.32), 98 
Blatthew (167K),97 
Nicholas (1678), 97 
Richard (1661), 97 


Index of Subjects. 

Wills, Adminiiitnitions and Abstra ct s 
Prowtc, Thomas (1«25), 99 
(1643), 06 
William (1S86), 100 
(1608), 06 
(1649), 101 
Prowter, John (1547), V7 
Beynolds, George (1612), 430 

Grace (1615), 439 
Terry, Mary (1637), 222 
Trask, John (1720), 330 

WUliam (1601), 826 

WillN, Administrations and Abstracts— 

Sheaffe, William (1616). 211 

8h«ff, Richard (1557), 200 

SUnford. William (1613), 433 

White, Robert (1617), 29 
Winter-Cole, Query, 444 
Wood, Query, 444 
Woodbury. Charles Leri, 407 
Woodward. Note, 440 

Woodward^s and SaiPpry's Hap of 1642, or the 
£arliest Bay Path, 155 





JANUARY, 1901. 



President of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

By the Bet. Mtbom Samxtel Dudlbt, A.M. 

The first ancestor of the subject of this sketch, in America, was 
John Porter, whose name first appears in the records of Windsor, 
Connecticut, in 1637. The settlers of Windsor were organized as 
a church in Plymouth, England, in March, 1630, with the Rev. 
John Maverick and the Rev. John Warham as pastor and teacher. 
This church was gathered from the counties of Devon, Dorset, Som- 
erset and Warwick. In 1630, this company emigrated to New Eng- 
land and located in Dorchester, Massachusetts. It was not long 
before the incoming of settlers was so numerous that more room 
was necessary. Hearing of the attractions of the valley of the 
Connecticut River, a portion of the Dorchester immigrants decided 
to locate upon its rich meadows. A company was formed composed 
largely of the church that had been organized in Plymouth, and a 
journey, beset with innumerable difficulties, was begun in the autumn 
of 1635. The company took its church organization with it, leaving 
Mr. Maverick in Dorchester, and was accompanied by Mr. Warham 
as pastor. In fourteen days they arrived at their destination, having 
passed through a wilderness marked only by indistinct Indian trails, 
with no guide but the compass ; their path, for the distance they 
travelled, one hundred miles, was over mountains and through marsh- 
es, with no cover but the heavens and no lodgings but those afforded 
by simple nature. The new settlement was located on the west 
bank of the Connecticut River, and now forms the township im- 
meiliately north of Hartford. One authority claims that John Por- 
ter was in touch with this Dorchester- Windsor band before it left 
England, but he did not come with it. His name does not appear 
in the records connected with Dorchester. There is some reason to 

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beliey^ "fehat Mr. Porter was a friend or parishioner of the Rev. Eph- 
i;aim.3Hewett, of Wraxhall, in Kenil worth, England, who was in- 
•.yilCil to come to Windsor as Mr. Warham's assistant. John Porter 
• .lirrived in Windsor in 1637, a man of mature life, for nine of his 
twelve children were bom in England ; a man of substance and ac- 
knowledged ability and public spirit, for he is soon put into positions 
of public trust and authority. He is on the town or parish commit- 
tee in 1637, and constable, then a high and responsible oflSce, in 1639. 
He died in 1648, leaving a considerable estate for that early period. 
His wife. Rose, died in 1647. He willed to his oldest son, John, 
one hundred pounds sterling ; to James, sixty pounds ; to each of 
the other surviving children, thirty pounds ; and to the Windsor 
church, fifty shillings. Edward GriflSn was descended from John* 
through his second son Samuel,' Hezekiah,'' James,* James,* James,' 
Daniel,' Royal Loomis,® Edward Griffin'. The Porter family, in 
Edward's line, lived, during nearly all the generations, in the Con- 
necticut Valley, in Windsor, Hartford, East Hartford, Connecticut ; 
and in Hadley, Massachusetts. Mr. Porter's paternal grandfather, 
Daniel Porter, resided in Salem, New London County, Connecticut. 
He was born December 31, 1772 ; married, in 1800, Polly Badger, 
born March 20, 1776, daughter of Enoch, Jr., and Mary Lamphear. 
Very soon after marriage, Daniel and his wife appear in Williams- 
town, Massachusetts, where their son, Royal Loomis, was bom in 
1801. They joined the church in Williamstown in 1805. Royal 
entered Williams College in 1819, and was graduated in 1823. He 
was a student of marked ability, showing decided literary tastes ; 
bold and independent in thought. During the year following his 
graduation, he taught school in Greenwich, Washington County, 
New York. Then, in 1825, he went to Boston, and in partnership 
with Willard Badger, a younger brother of his mother, he started 
a semi-weekly newspaper. The A^nerican Traveller^ the first num- 
ber of which was issued July 5, 1825. Tliis paper was started with- 
out a single subscriber, but Mr. Porter never doubted the favorable 
issue of his venture. His success justified his confidence. In con- 
nection with the Traveller^ and as a supplement to it, Messrs. 
Badger and Porter issued a bi-montlily, 27^e Stage Register^ a 
very useful periodical, that filled the place now occupied by the Rail- 
way guide-books. This contained a full account of the principal 
lines of stages, steamboats and canal packets, in the New England 
States and the State of New York, giving their hours of departure 
and arrival at Boston and other central points, the towns through 
which they passed, proprietors' names, fares, distances and routes. 
This bi-monthly began in 1825, the same year as the Traveller^ 
and was issued till 1845, at which date, the year following Mr. 
Porter's death, these two periodicals were replaced by the Boston 
Evening Traveller ^ daily, semi-weekly and weekly. The weekly 
edition supplied the place of the Stage Register j the need of which 

1901.] Edward Griffin Porter. 13 

was passing away as the railroad was rapidly superseding the stage- 
coach. Mr. Porter, the leading manager in these undertakings, 
threw himself into his work with a zeal and energy that overtaxed 
his physical powers, never great. He died June 13,1 844, at Charles- 
ton, S. C, whither he had gone early in the previous winter, 
seeking relief from consumption. His mental activity and laborious 
exertions, for nearly nineteen years, in conducting his periodicals, 
unquestionably undermined a constitution that was never of the 
strongest and laid the foundation of a disease which shortened his 
life. In promoting the success of his papers and extending the area 
of their circidation, Mr. Porter travelled extensively over 5^ew Eng- 
land, and was constantly making new acquaintances. He always 
met a hearty reception, and acquaintance often ripened into friend- 
ship. He was genial, affiible, urbane. He had the full confidence 
of his fellow townsmen, as was shown by the fact that he was twice 
sent to the General Court of Massachusetts as their representative. 
He was social, warm in his friendship, untiring in benevolence, full 
of tact, painstaking and exact in everything to which he applied 
himself. This testimony of contemporaries is of interest, as it shows 
the source of many of his son's traits. On the 30th of June, 1831, 
Mr. Porter married Sarah Ann Pratt, bom in Charlestown, March 
6, 1813, daughter of Silas Pratt, bom, 1782, in Fitchburg, and 
grand-daughter of David Pratt, born, 1746, in Westminster, Mas- 
sachusetts. In 1833, Mr. and Mrs. Porter made their home in Mc- 
' Lean street, No. 20, a street that to a remarkable degree retains its 
old time appearance amid the great changes that the West End has 
undergone. This home was retained till Mr. Porter's death in 1^544, 
and here were born three sons : Royal Francic?, bora June 21, 1834, 
die<l July 5, 1850 ; Edward Griffin, born Jan. 24, 1837, died Feb. 
5, TjOO; William Rogers, born Aug. 14, 1841. William was 
educated in Dorchester and Andover. At the first outbreak of the 
Civil War he enlisted as a private in the Thirteenth Massachusetts 
Infantry, was soon promoted to a lieutenancy in the Eleventh Mas- 
sachusetts Infantry, and was killed in action at the second battle of 
Bull Run, August 29, 18G2. 

On the 15th day of June, 1845, Mrs. Porter was marrie<l to 
Xathan Carruth, a Boston merchant, who was born in North Brook- 
field, Massachusetts, December 25, 1808. Early in the year 1847, 
Mr. and Mrs. Carruth made their home in Dorchester, on a beauti- 
ful estate, the creation of Mr. Carruth's taste and liberality, which 
is still occupied by the family. Mr. Carruth received the children 
of his wife by her former marriage as his own. His affection and 
care for them, his pride in their achievements, were as liberal and 
genuine as for his own son and daughters. Edward was seven 
years old when his father died. He was then in attendance at a 
priTP 'U the city. He continued his studies at this school, 

nily moved to Dorchester, till he entered PhiUips 

14 Edward Griffin Port&i\ [Jan. 

Academy, Andover, in 1851. Here he maintained a good standing. 
He was never robust, and his vitality, at the best, was scarcely nor- 
mal. He inherited from his father a tendency to pulmonary weak- 
ness, consequently he was not active in athletic sports which, in his 
school life, were not so prominent as in these later times. He is re- 
membered by his classmates as a boy of singular purity of character, 
kindly in associations with his fellow students, studious and attentive 
to his school duties to the extent of his strength. He was fitted for 
college in three years, and entered Williams College, his father's 
alma mater, in 1854 ; but toward the end of his sophomore year he 
transferred his college relationship to Harvard, and was graduated 
in 1858. A few weeks before his college class day, Mr. Porter went 
abroad, and during this stay of three years in Europe, he pursued 
his studies in Berlin, Heidelberg and Athens, in the latter city de- 
voting himself to the mastery of the modem Greek language. His 
vacations he passed in extensive travel through Europe. In 1861, 
Mr. Porter returned to his home, and at the Harvard Commencement 
of that year took his Master of Arts degree. In the autumn, he en- 
tered Andover Theological Seminary, and was graduated in 1864. 
He was licensed to preach by the Norfolk Association of Congre- 
gational Ministers, January 26, 1864, at Braintree, Massachusetts. 
During the Civil War, though physically unfit for a soldier's life, 
he took part in aiding the sick and wounded soldiers in the field hos- 
pitals and camps, serving on the United States Sanitary Commission. 
While on this service, he contracted a fever which seriously under- 
mined his health. As a result of this temporary physical incapacity 
he was unable to accept any proposals to become a settled pastor 
and take the full charge of a parish. By the advice of his physi- 
cian, he sailed for Europe in May, 1866. After spending some time 
in England, he went to Switzerland and Italy. Here he became 
greatly interested in the work of the Protestant churches, especially 
in the movement to establish Waldensian churches and schools in 
the principal towns of Northern Italy, and seriously considered a 
proposition to become the pastor of an Anglo-Italian church in Ven- 
ice. His interest in these benevolent enterprises moved Mr. Porter 
to co-operation with the many organizations that took an active part 
in the religious and educational work of the new kingdom of United 
Italy. For more than twenty years he was connected with the board 
of oflScers of the Gould Memorial Home and Industrial School whose 
field of labor is in Rome. In 1868 Mr. Porter returned to America, 
and was soon invited to become the pastor of a young church tliat 
had just been organized in Lexington, Massachusetts. He accept- 
ed this call, and on the first day of October, 1868, was ordained 
and installed as the first pastor of this church of twenty-four mem- 
bers which since that date has grown to one hundred and eighty- 
eight. This was Mr. Porter's first and only pastorate, extending from 
the date of his ordination till 1891, when he was dismissed, at his 

1901.] Edward Griffin Porter. 15 

own request, from the active pastorate and was elected pastor emer- 
itus by his devoted and grateful people. He served this parish 
with a painstaking faithfulness that reached outward to all the varied 
interests and needs of the families of his congregation, and beyond 
these to the welfare of the whole community. With zeal, earnest- 
ness and enterprise, he touched and quickened sources of life, moral, 
religious, intellectual and social. The Church and the Sunday 
School, the old and the young, all the homes of his own particular 
charge, felt the impulse of his unobtrusive, natural piety, his refined 
and cultivated tastes and well-stored mind. Mr. Porter's own 
people were greatly attached to him. The Church grew and pros- 
pered, and gained in position during the whole of his pastorate, and 
won a prestige that has been maintained. The value of his work is 
unquestioned and cannot pass away. 

Toward the end of his connection with the church, the project of 
a new church edifice, of which there was a growing need, was brought 
forward. This coming event had often been in Mr. Porter's thought, 
and he was well prepared to guide the purposes of his parish. It 
was his idea that the building to be erected should be worthy of the 
historic town it was to serve and adorn. To give efficient and ac- 
ceptable suggestion to those having this matter in charge, was among 
his closing services before he left the church and town to be absent 
on an extended tour around the world that occupied about two 

But Mr. Porter's activity was by no means limited to the watch 
and care of the families of his own church and congregation. He 
was faithful as pastor, teacher, friend; going in and out as a 
watchful and sympathizing minister. But he was, likewise, from 
the day of his entrance upon his new life work in Lexington, strong- 
ly attached to all that pertained to its past history and its stable 
growth and prosperity in the present. Lexington became his adopt- 
ed home. He bought a house, and immediately became a citizen of 
the town, and retained his citizenship to the end. He quickly made 
himself familiar with his new home — its physical aspects, its hills and 
dales, its streams, flowers, shrubs and forest trees, its past vicissi- 
tudes, its social and material capabilities. He was in sympathetic 
touch with hosts of people in every walk in life. He was social and 
genial, healing contentions, never to outward appearance noticing 
adverse criticism, and never responding to it. 

He served six years on the school board of Lexington, and dur- 
ing a portion of this period was its chairman. He had the full con- 
fidence of the teachers, and was a valued friend and wise counselor. 
Not long after Mr. Porter's settlement in this historic town, the project 
of celebrating the centennial of the Lexington battle was agitated. 
He was intimately associated with the prime movers in planning and 
carrying forward this celebration, a member of the executive com- 
mittee, active in several sub-committees, chairman of the committee 

16 Edward Griffin Porter. [Jan. 

of order of exercises, and chaplain at the grand dinner. A large share 
of the voluminous correspondence was carried on bv him. He gained 
access to ancestral homes of England, especiallv that of Percy, 
Earl of Northumberland, and therebr was instrumental in secarinor 
for the town some of the most important and valued relics of the 
Kevolutionary era. The Lexington centennial medal, struck off in 
bronze and white metal, was his project, and the faces were designed 
by him. The study of this medal affords an interesting illustra- 
tion of Mr. Porter's thoroughness and minute accuracy in historical 
details. The shaq^est critical examination will fail to discover any 
anachronism. The obverse of this medal has been adopted as the 
town seal of Lexington. Mr. Porter was closely associated with 
Mr. Charles Hudson, the town historian, in the organization of the 
Lexington Historical Society, and was alwavs active in its affairs. 
He was a prominent member of the tablet committee, whose work 
was to mark historic sites within the limits of the to>vn. The stone 
cannon, marking the spot near where Earl Percy planted a field piece 
to protect the retreat of the British troops, was designed by Mr. 
Porter. He was active in establishing the Car}- Library, the town's 
free library, and his counsel was highly appreciated by the board of 
trustees, of which he was a member, and by his fellow-townsmen. 

It was Mr. Porter's close and interested connection with the Lex- 
ington Centennial that discovered to himself and to his friends his 
natural aptitude for historical research, especially for local historical 
study and for gleaning in the by-paths of local history. Their 
story for him was always interesting, sometimes fascinating. He 
found abundant rewards for his excursions into the unfrequented 
tracks of local histor}'. And those to whom he opened his treasure 
houses were richly entertained. He was always ready to share the 
accumulations of his richly stored mind. He gleaned where others 
passed by, and then freely distributed the fruits of his harvesting. 
A good illustration of Mr. Porter's methods of research, and his happy 
way of using the results, has recently been published in the Proceed- 
ings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for February, 1900, 
At a meeting of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Mr. Abner 
C. Goodell had been invited to speak on a subject of his own select- 
ion. He chose the sect of the Glassites or Sandemanians, an ob- 
scure body of Christians, unknown to the vast multitudes of the 
Christian world. With much labor and difficulty Mr. Goodell had 
looked up their history, especially in America. Mr. Goodell writes : 

" I went to the meeting with the feeling that I enjoyed a monopoly of 
information u])on this subject, which I had found so obscure, and which I 
had tak(;n such pains to fathom. Accordingly, when in\'itcd, I uttered 
my oracle and sat down. Judge of my surprise when, in re8iK)nse to a sim- 
ilar call, I heard the sweet voice of our departed friend begin an exposi- 
tion of the theme with a confidence, a fulness and exactness of knowledge 
that seemed impossible without recent laborious research and the most care- 

1901 . ] Edward Oriffin Porter. 1 7 

fal premeditation, which we knew the circumstances precluded in this case. 
Not only did he treat of the doctrines of the sect, but of its history all over 
the United States and the British Provinces, as well as in Great Britain 
and Ireland, with personal reminiscences of the scattered surviving mem- 
bers and an account of the localities in which they had chiefly flourished 
and where the principal remnant remained. His discourse, as I recall it, 
was a gem of elocution, both in articulation and in rhetoric ; and at the 
same time full to exhaustion, it seemed to me, of the information which 
would satisfy the most inquisitive. Immediately upon his conclusion, mov- 
ed apparently by the same sentiment, members arose here and there, ex- 
pressing their surprise and delight at the novel information, and the man- 
ner in which he had imparted it, and beseeching liim, if he could recall it, 
to have his discourse printed just as it had been delivered, without the omis- 
sion of a syllable or the transposition of a word." 

Mr. Porter published the first of his historical works at the time 
of the Lexington Centennial. It was an illustrated brochure, en- 
titled " Souvenir of Lexington," of fifteen pages. This was the 
first of a long list of publications that were issued during the remain- 
ing years of his industrious life. This material is the outcome, 
chiefly, of historical studies, being in most instances originally pre- 
pared for centennial or other anniversary occasions, or for the meet- 
ings of historical societies of which he was a member. This memoir 
concludes with a list of his works, as nearly complete as it could be 
made in the time at the writer's command. It has not been possible 
to glean thoroughly from the issues of the daily press, and from local 
weekly papers. So far as known, Mr. Porter kept no record of his 

Toward the close of his pastorate, as has been already mentioned, 
Mr. Porter made an extended tour around the world in company 
with the Reverend Daniel March, D.D., of Woburn, Massachu- 
setts. This was a tour of very great interest and enjoyment, but 
by no means a pastime. These gentlemen took upon themselves 
the self-imposed task of visiting the Christian missions of the coun- 
tries journeyed through, especially those in which the Congrega- 
tional churches of America were carrying on their work. They 
studied the methods and results of these labors. They carried cheer 
and sympathy to the self-denying laborers, and gave the Christian 
salutations of the American churches to their brethren in the far 
East. It was a pleasant service, but not without its burdens. Mr. 
Porter, likewise, gave close attention to the history, the political sit- 
uation, and the material and the social conditions of the countries 
visited. The mass of documentary material, found in his library, 
is a revelation of the amount of work accomplished during this 
tour. He came home fully equipped for the largest usefulness to 
the churches and societies that would surely seek the services of one 
who was always ready to give out liberally that which he had gath- 
ered. About two years after his return, he gave up his parish work 
at Lexington. After this he spent a considerable portion of his 

18 Edtoard Oriffin Porter. [Jan. 

time at his mother's home in Ashmont, Dorchester, and devoted his 
leisure to historical study, availing himself of the rich stores of 
material in the libraries of Boston and Cambridge. He was unre- 
mitting in labor, though there was no pressure of need, and he 
might have given himself wholly to a life of ease and self-indul- 
gence. This was not possible for him. There were too many 
nooks and comers of his native city beckoning to him ; too many 
opportunities for service in behalf of his ministerial brethren, of 
churches, and of historical and patriotic societies. He was in con- 
stant demand at anniversaries. He was always ready to respond to 
invitations, and always happy in his contribution to the exercises of 
the occasion ; and sometimes most pleasing when his answer to a call 
was impromptu. He was a capital illustration of Bacon's apothegm 
that reading makes a full man. And Mr. Porter's reading was 
vivified by careful and studious travel. In a manner rarely equaled 
he was able to entertain an audience with talks and lectures about 
his travels. For this purpose he did not need a stereopticon. In 
the drawing room of his Ashmont home, or before an audience com- 
posed of the leaders of Boston's most important commercial enter- 
prises, he commanded unwearied and delighted attention, as, for 
two hours or more, he conducted his listeners through the countries 
he had visited and described the scenes he had looked upon. This 
was a gift to be coveted, but rarely attained. 

Mr. Porter's social disposition, his inherent refinement, developed 
by his genial, affluent, though simple home life, made him a plead- 
ing and welcome guest wherever he journeyed. In nearly all the 
places he visited, he found old friends and acquaintances who gladly 
received him to their homes. This situation gave him an insight 
into the history and social environments of many places of which 
he was happy to take the advantage and of which he reaped the 
full benefit. Especially did this opportunity enable him to gain a 
mastery of the local history of New England communities often 
surprising to his friends. At the mention of many towns about 
Eastern Massachusetts he would give forth a most interesting fund 
of information that must have been the accumulation of diligent 
study and rapid absorption amid the immediate surroundings of the 
locality. Some of the results of these studies have been embodied 
in papers read before various societies of which Mr. Porter was a 
member, or to which he gave them by invitation, and are in print. 
Others were in various stages of preparation at the time of his death. 
He had outlined a book or pamphlet upon the " Colonial Taverns of 
New England " that would have been of exceeding interest and value 
had he lived to complete it. 

Mr. Porter was an active member, also on the official board, of 
many societies and institutions, especially such as were in the line 
of his specialty. The following list includes most of these bodies, 
but as some may have escaped notice it cannot claim completeness. 
He was President of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1901.] Edward Oriffin Porter. 19 

He became a member of this Society in 1870, and was elected 
President in January, 1899, and re-elected for 1900. During his 
short time in office, he showed a lively interest in the affairs of the 
Society, visiting the rooms in Somerset Street nearly every day. 
With quietness and tact, and due consideration for the methods and 
traditions of a society long established, he showed a purpose to lead 
the body of which he was the official head into broader fields of 
usefulness and activity, and to make the region it nominally repre- 
eented, New England, actually interested and cooperative in its 
affairs to an extent not heretofore realized. He was also President 
of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Central Tur- 
key, at Aintab ; Vice President of the Prince Society ; Secretary 
of the AVinthrop Club ; on the official board of the Gould Memo- 
rial Home and the Industrial School at Rome, Italy ; a corporate 
member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions ; a member of the American Historical Association, the American 
Antiquarian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Colo- 
nial Society of Massachusetts, the Bostonian Society, the Lexington 
Historical Society, and the Nantucket Historical Association. He 
had been, in the past, or continued to be, till his death, on the official 
boards of these educational institutions : — overseer of Harvard Uni- 
versity ; trustee of Lawrence Academy, Groton ; Abbott Academy, 
Andover ; Bradford Academy, Bradford ; all in Massachusetts. 

It has seemed to the writer fitting to give this altogether too mea- 
gre sketch of Mr. Porter's ancestry, and of his life and work, as it 
furnishes an abundant justification of the admirable tributes that were 
paid to the memory of this hard working and useful citizen of New 
England, at the time of his decease. Many of these tributes have found 
a permanent place in the published proceedings of the societies to 
which he belonged. With a quotation from one of tliese that has 
already been referred to, this memoir is closed. Mr. Goodell writes : 

"Mr. Porter possessed, without qualification or flaw, all the qualities 
which distiDgiiisli the New England gentleman. Can any higher praise be 
bestowed? Although familiar, by travel and close study, with the present 
state and past history of the Eastern world, his aifection for his native 
home never abated ; but all he learned of other peoples and places served 
only as texts for illustrating the story of the men of New England and the 
fainiiiar scenes in which their lot was cast How he loved his native Bos- 
ton, — through every episode of the past ever new and present to him I — as 
if he had mounted Beacon Hill in the train of Governor Winthrop, or ram- 
blo<l about the North End by the side of Cotton Mather, or counselled with 

Samuel Adams, Warren and Revere There was a wonderful 

charm in the presence and countenance of our departed friend. Although 
consistently loyal to the strict traditions of the faith of our forefathers, its 
effect upon his social side was not such as to induce him to seek seclusion ; 
neither did it impart the least trace of acridity or repellency in his sjwech 
or manners. With him all was dignified sweetness, modesty and cordiality. 

I have often thought of him as a perfect illustration of what Mr. Upliam 
maintained, in his reply to Poole, was a proper subject for the application 

20 Edward Griffin Porter. [Jan. 

of the word venerahie, when they were discussing the suitableness of its 
application to young Cotton Mather ; ' Virtue/ says Mr. Upham, * is vener- 
able whatever the age. So are all great traits of character, and so is every- 
thing that brings to mind consecrated thoughts and impressions.* 

Though not old in years, nor long accustomed to exalted station, nor 
wide^ly known to fame, we may well apply to our associate the apothegm of 
the Wisdom of Solomon : * For honourable age is not that which standeth 
in length of time, nor is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the 
gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.' " 

This is a just, calm, deserved tribute, and it finds its vindication 
in the facts set forth in this memoir. 

The published works of the Reverend Edward Griffin Porter, 
A.M., President of the New-England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety : — 

1. Souvenir of Lexington. 1775-1875. Boston, Mass.: 1875. J. 
R. Osgood and Company. Illustrated. Text by E. G. P., drawings by 
H. M. Stephenson. 4to. pp. 16. 

2. Proceedings at the Centennial C<3lebration of the Battle of Lexington, 
April 19, 1875. (E<lited by Charles Hudson and Edward G. Porter.) Lex- 
ington. Published by the Town. 1875. Illustrated. 8vo. pp. 170. 

3. Elias Smith (died April 10, 1878, aged 86 years). June, 1878. 
From the Lexhigton Minute-Man, June 22, 1878. (A leaflet.) 

4. Sermon on the occasion of the death of Rev. William H. Adams, at 
Charleston, S. C. Preached at Lexington, Mass., May 30, 1880. Charles- 
ton, S. C, 1881. Walker, Evans & Cogswell. 8vo. pp. 12. 

5. Concerning President Garfield's ancestry. A Communication from 
(E. G. Porter). Read at the October meeting of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, 1881. Cambridge, 1881. 8vo. pp. 15. 

6. The Beginning of the Revolution. (Reprinted from the Memorial 
History of Boston.) Boston, 1882. pp. 66. 

7. " The Mother Town of Billericay, in England." (From the History 
of BUlerica, Massachusetts, by Henry A. Hazen. Chapter XIX.) n. p. 
1882. 8vo. pp. 12. 

8. Remarks on Col. Chester (in Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical 
Society). Vol. XIX. 1882. 

9. Four Drawings of the Engagement at Lexington and Concord, April 
19, 1775. Reproduced from l3oolittle's Original Copperplate Drawings, 
with explanatory text ( Reprinted from " Antique Views of ye Town of 
Boston.") Boston, 1883. 4to. pp. 10. 

10. An Ancient Document of the House of Washington. (Temp, circa 
A. D. 1200.) Worcester, 1883. 8vo. pp. 6. 

11. Address on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Portrait of Ann 
Hasseltine Judson to Bradford Academy. Haverhill, 1884. 8vo. pp. 14. 

12. Address on the Life and Character of Samuel Adams. Boston, 1885. 
8vo. pp. 46. 

13. Rambles in Old Boston, New England. Illustrated. Boston, 1887. 
8vo. pp. xviii., 439. 

14. Memoir of Charles Hudson. (From the Proceedings of the Massa- 
chussetts Historical Society, Vol. IV., New Series.) pp. 28-32. No title 
page. 8vo. pp. 5. 

15. Memoir of John C. Phillips. With remarks of Hon. Robert C. 
Winthrop, and other tributes. Portrait. Cambridge: J. Wilson and 
Son. 1888. 8vo. pp. 12. 

1901.] Edward Griffin Porter. 21 

16. Address at a Dinner jsriven hy the Lexin^on Historical Society, Nov. 
5, 1889, on the one hundredth Anniversary of Washington's visit to Lexing- 
ton. Boston, 1890. 8vo. pp. 10. 

17. Aborigines of Australia. Paper read before the American Anti- 
quarian Society. (Reprinted from the Society's Proceedings.) Worces- 
ter. 1890. 8vo. pp. 22. 

18. Report of the Commissioners of Massachusetts (Edward G. Porter, 
Samuel A. Green and John G. Ropes) that the bust in Doric Hall, marked 
Samuel Adams, is that of Washington, March 2fi, 1891. 

19. Record of Marriage of John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy. (From 
Proceedings of Massachusetts Historical Society, April, 1891.) 8vo. 
Boston, 1891. 8vo. pp. 2. 

20. An Historical Sketch of the Town of Bedford, England. (Reprinted 
from a chapter contributed to the History of Bedford, Massachusetts.) 
16mo. Boston, 1891. pp. 16. 

21. Diary of Ezra Stiles. Read at the meeting of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society, March 10, 1892. 8vo. pp. 8. 

22. The Ship" "Columbia" and the Columbia river. Address at the 
meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society, May 12, 1892. 8vo. pp. 6. 

23. The Ship " Columbia " and the Discovery of Oregon. (From the 
New England Magazine, June, 1892.) pp. 17. 

24. The Andover Band in Maine. (From the Andover Review, March, 
1893.) Cambridge, 1893. 8vo. pp. 12. 

25. Remarks upon an old French play, " La Behemienne, ou'l Amerique 
en 1775. Drame Historique en cinq Actes et en prose." (From the Pro- 
ceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1894.) pp. 2. 

26. Hamilton Andrews Hill, LL.D. 1827-1895. (Reprinted from the 
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, October, 1895.) 8vo. 
pp. 6. 

27. Old North End Lectures. Four Lectures in the Old North End, 
Boston, March 18 to April 8, 1895. 

28. Memorial Stones dedicated to the Town of Acton, April, 1895. 
( Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
Vol. X. pp. 188-193.) Cambridge, 1895. 8vo. pp. 7. 

29. Armenian Relief Committee. Circular No. 1, signed by Edward G. 
Porter, Martin Brimmer, Mortimer B. Mason, Henry L. Iligginson and 
Hagop Bogigian.) Undated. j)p. (3). Sheet. 

30. Armenian Relief Committee. (Circular No. 2. Dec. 28, 1895.) 
pp. (3). Sheet. 

31. To the Friends of Education in Turkey. TMiat the College and the 
Hospital at Aiutab have done in 1895. (Signed by Edward G. Porter 
and other trustees.) Boston, Feb. 27, 1896. 

32. llie Demolition of McLean Asylum at Somerville. "With an account 
of its original buildings, formerly th(^ country seat of Joseph Barrel 1. (Re- 
printed from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, April, 
1896.) Cambridge : J. Wilson & Son. 1896. 8vo. pp. 6. 

33. Ilowland Holmes. PVom the New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for January, 1896. No imjirint. 8vo. pp. 3. 

34. Armenian Relief Measures. (From The Independent, N. Y., March 
5, 1896.) No title i)age. 16mo. pp. 8. 

35. Distribution of Relief in Armenia. (From Lend a Hand, March, 
1H96.) 12mo. pp. 4. 

36. Report of the Cal>ot Proceedings at the Halifax meeting of the Royal 
Society of Canada, June 21-25, 1897. (Reprinted from the Proceedings 

22 Children of Robert White. [Jan. 

of the Massachusetts Historical Society, October, 1897.) Cambridge: 

1897. 8vo. pp. 10. 

37. The Cabot Quadri-Centenary Celebrations at Bristol, Halifax and 
St. John's, in June, 1897. (Reprinted from the New England Magazine, 
February, 1898.) Illustrated. 8vo. pp. 19. 

38. Remarks suggested by a Tablet at Rome, commemorative of S. F. 
B. Morse. (Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society.) Cambridge : John Wilson & Son. 1897. 8vo. pp. 6. 

39. The Argonauts of New England. Delivered before the Nantucket 
Historical Association, July 27, 1897. Published in the Inquirer and Mir- 
ror, Nantucket, Mass., July 31, 1897. 

40. Matthew Henry Merriam. (Reprinted from the Lexington Minute- 
Man, Feb. 5, 1898.) 24mo. pp. 4. 

41. A Sermon commemorative of the One Hundred and Fifty Years of 
the First Church of Lincoln, Massachusetts, delivered September 4, 1898. 
Containing biographical sketches of the pastors and some of the citizens of 
the town. (Reprinted from the Proceedings.) Illustrated. Cambridge: 
The University Press. 1899. 8vo. pp. 48. 

42. A Brief Sketch of George F. Bemis, of Lincoln, Mass. (Extract 
from a Sermon at the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Lincoln 
Church.) Cambridge, 1899. 8vo. pp. 7. 

43. An Address given at the One Hundred and Sixtieth Anniversary of 
the Second Church in Plymouth-Manomet, Massachusetts, November 9, 

1898. with a sketch of the life of the third pastor. Ivory Hovey. Illus- 
trated. 8vo. Plymouth : 1899. pp. 37. 

44. A Sketch of the Life of Ivory Hovey, 1714-1803. (From the Pro 
ceedings of the Anniversary Celebration of the Second Congregational 
Church, Plymouth, Massachusetts.) Plymouth : 1899. pp. 

45. An Address at the Dedication of the Congregational House, Boston, 
Massachusetts, December 21, 1898, on the Four Sculptured Tablets of the 
Facade. (Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Day.) 8vo. Boston : 

1899. pp. 8. 

46. Memoir of Samuel Johnson, A.M. Published in the New-England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, January, 1900. 

47. Remarks concerning the recent visit of Lieutenant General George 
Digby Barker, C. B., and the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker, of the 
Fourth (King's Own) Regiment, during the siege of Boston. (Reprinted 
from the Proceedmgs of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. V.) 
8vo. pp. 9. 




Bt a Deboendai^. 

Robert White of Messing, yeoman, died in 1 617. He was a rich man. 
He seems to have lived in Shalford in Essex most of the time from June 
24th, 1585, the date of his marriage to Bridget Allgar, until a few months 
before his death. The baptisms of nearly all his children are there recorded, 
and also the marriage of his daughters — Mary in 1614 and Elizabeth in 

1901.] Children ofBoberi White. 23 

1616. It was the home of his wife, where she was baptized March II, 
1562, and where her father, William Allgar the elder, was buried Aug. 2, 
1575. Shalford is about two miles south of Wethersfield. 

His bequest of 40 shillings to " Mr. Richard Rogers, preacher of God^i 
v>crd at Withersfield in Essex," renders it probable that he was friendly to 
non-conformists, and that he had often listened to this awakening preacher ; 
while a like bequest to Bartholomew Scrivener, minister of the Church of 
God in Messing, implies his continued interest in the established church. 
His bequest of forty shillings to the poor people of Messing, without giving 
anything to the poor of Shalford, where it is supposed that he lived for many 
years, creates the suspicion that perhaps Messing was his birthplace. An 
Alice White and a Will White were buried there in 1591 and 1593 respect- 
ively, but it is not known that Robert White was related to either of them. 

According to his will, hereinafter given, he left surviving a wife Bridget ; 
three sons — Daniel, Nathaniel and John who was his yoimgest child ; three 
married daughters — Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth ; and two unmarried daugh- 
ters — Bridget and Anna. As he makes his son Daniel joint executor with 
his wife, it may be inferred he was his eldest sou, and possibly by a former 
wife. His wife Bridget was the mother of his other children, of whom 
Sarah, wife of James Bowtell of Little Sailinge in Essex, was the first bom. 

It is believed that three of his daughters came with their husbands to New 
England, namely : Mary White, wife of Joseph Loomis of Braintre^ ; Eliza- 
beth White, wife of William Goodwin of Booking ; and Anna White, wife 
of John Porter of Felsted. 

Matthew Grant's Old Church Record (in Stiles's Ancient Windsor) records 
the death in 1647 of ** John Porter, Sen's wife," and also the death in 1652 
of ^*' Joseph Loomis, Sen. his wife." This is valuable information, but it 
would have been more satisfactory had the record contained the Christian 
names of these wives. Nor does tlie entry in the Wiudsor Town Records* 
of the birth of John Porter's two children, Nathaniel in 1640 and Hanna 
in 1642, give the mother's name. In the same town records is this entry: 
**.Johu Porter, Sr., came from England and settled in Windsor m 1G39." 
j/r. Porter was present as a member of tlie " Committee " of the General 
Court in Hartford, August 8th, 1639. He died in Windsor 2l8t April, 
164^, leaving a will, an abstract of which is hereinafter given, aud it is to 
be noticed that two of the beloved friends made supervisors of his will were 
*' Mr. William Goodwin of Hartford and Goodman White of Hartford." 

The marriage of John Porter of Felstexi to Anna White of Messing, 18th 
October, 1620, is found in the Parish Register of Messing. The baptisms 
of their children, beginning with Anna, September 21, 1621, their first born, 
down to Mary, October 1st, 1637, the last one there baptized, are recorded 
in the Parish Register of Felsted. They probably went to Messing soon 
after this date, as the baptism of their daughter Anna (who is sui)po8ed to 
hav(f die<l in infancy), November 4, 1638, is there recorded. These facts, 
taken in connection with the information concerning his family contained 
in the will of John Porter, dated April 20th, 1648, and also in the Town 
Records of Windsor, are regarded as good and suflicient authority for the 
statement that tliis John Porter of Felsted and John Porter of Windsor, 
Conn., were the same person. The names of his children in his will 
(omitting his two eldest daughters) are the same and in the same order of 
seniority as the baptisms m Felsted, except that hi his will he names first 
all his SODS, and then all his daughters. Two of his children, as already 

• Beg., VoL 5, page 369. 

24 Children of Robert \Vhite. [Jan. 

stated, were born in Windsor, Nathaniel in 1640 and Hanna (Anna) in 
1G42. His two eldest daughters were not mentioned in his will because 
he had given them their portions at their marriage, as appears from the 
report hereinafter given of the Committee to the Court in Hartford in 1 650, 
recommending that their portions be made equal to the portions given to 
their younger sisters. 

These two eldest daughters were Anna, who married February 24, 1 644- 
5, William Gay lord ; and Sarah, who marrie<l October 24, 1644, Joseph 
Judson. Matthew Grant's Old Church Record gives the death in 1648 of 
Rose Porter, who was burie<l 12th of May, 1648, doubtless that one of the 
younger daughters whose deatli is referred to in the report of the Com- 
mittee. The burial of their iirst Samuel is recorded in the Parish Register 
of Felsted. 

In the Loomis Genealogy, pages 9-11, evidence is given proving that 
Joseph Loomis, of Braiutree in England, came to Boston in 1638, and 
settled in AVindsor in 163i). It is believed that this Joseph Loomis is the 
Joseph Loomis whose marriage, June 30th, 1614, to Mary White, is re- 
corded in the Parish Register of Shalfortl, and this theory is sup[K)rted by 
the bequest in 1617 of Robert White to my *' daughter Marie, the wife of 
Joseph Lummis of Branctree." 

The home lots of Joseph Loomis and John Porter in Windsor were 
adjacent, and these two sisters, Mary (Wliite) Loomis and Aima (White) 
Porter, began in 1639 new homes side by side, in which they lived the rest 
of their days. Three years before, in 1636, their brother John White, and 
their sister Elizabeth (White) Goodwin, had settled in Hartford. 

The baptism of Elizabeth White, 5th March, 1591, is recorded in the 
Parish Register of Shalford, as is also her marriage, 7th November, 1616, 
then a singlewoman of that parish, to William Goo<lwin of Bocking, then a 
singleman. There is a In^quest to her in her father's will, which is dated 
May 27, 1 ()17, and she was probably present at her father's burial, 17th June, 
1617. No mention of her has been found later than June, 1632. 

John Tallcott and William Goodwin came over ui the ship " Lion," which 
sailed June 22d, 1632, from London for Boston. A few days before she 
sailed John Tallcott and his wife Dorothy, and William Goo<lwin and his 
wife Elizabeth, join in a conveyance of messuages, land, etc., in Braintree 
and Bocking, to Martin Holbeach, gentleman, Adrian Mott, RichanI 
Skynner, Rol)ert Ay let t and Robert Morrys. John Tallcott was of kin to 
Richard Skynner, and his wife Dorothy Mott was related to Adrain Mott. 
Whether AVilliam Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth were related to or con- 
nected with any of the parties does not a})pear ; but it may be remembered 
that Elder William Goodwin's nephew, A\'illiam, son of his brother Osias, 
mentions in his will in 1689 **land in Hartford which formerly belonged to 
his uncle John Morrice." 

It is plain that John Talcott and William Goodwin were disposing of 
their property in England because they were going to find new homes 
across the ocean. 

That John Talcott came from Braintree, P^ngland, and that his wife 
Dorothy Mott came with him to Hartford, are facts well known and long 
ago estiiblished. 

This sale or ** Fine," an abstract of which is given below, was sent some 
time ago to !Mr. James Junius Goodwin of Hartford, who has very kindly 
permitted its present use. It is of great genealogical value. Before the 
finding by Mr. Waters of Robert AVhite's will, which is printed in Mr. 

1901.] Children of Robert White. 25 

Goodwin's book, the " Goodwins of Hartford, Conn.," page 68, there was 
no reason for believing that AVilliam Goodwin's wife Susanna was his 
second wife. But this will, with a bequest to " mj daughter Elizabeth, wife 
of William Goodinge of Booking," and the discovery afterwards of the record 
in the Parish Register in Shalford of their marriage in 161G, and the con- 
veyance of land in Braintree and Bocking by John Talcott and wife Dorothy, 
and William Goodwin and wife Elizabeth, made in June, 1G32 (just as the 
" Lion " was about to sail, in which these men are known to have been 
fellow passengers), make it highly probable that AVilliam Goodwin's wife 
Elizabeth came with him to Hartford, and lead irresistibly to the conclusion 
that Robert White's son-ui-law, William Goodwin of Bocking, and Elder 
William Goodwin of Hartford, were the same person. 

The date of the decease of William Goodwin's wife Elizabeth has not 
been ascertained, but it must have been before January, 1609-70, for at this 
date William Goodwin sold land in Hadley, Mass., and the name of his wife 
who then joined in the deed of it is Susanna — " the lirst and only record of 
his wife yet discovered in America." 

William Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth left but one child, a daughter 
Elizabeth, who married John Crow, an early settler of Hartford. The date 
of her birth is not known, but it could not have been earlier than 1617, nor 
has the date of her marriage been found. 

It is very plausibly supposed that the John White who came over in the 
"Lion'' in 1632 and settled first in Newtown, now Cambridge, in Mjissa- 
chusetts, and then came with the Rev. Tliomas Hooker and his church to 
Hartford in 1636, was the son of Robert White of Messing. The record of 
his l*aptisra has not been found. He was not of age in 1617, when his 
father made his will, in which it was provided that if he should marry with- 
out the approbation and consent of his niother, and of Joseph Looinis of 
Bniintn-e and William Goodwin of Bockinix. his legacy of 200 pounds should 
be reducinl to 100 pounds. In the list of thirty-three of tin; passenir(.r3 of 
tlu* ** Lion,"* given in Drake's Founders ot' New Knixland, pui;i:' 12, his 
namt' follows next after the name of William (ioodwin. His wife's name 
was Mary, as appears from an unexecuted Iwi^e in the handwriting ot his 
son, Nathaniel White (now in the iM)sses>ion of one of his desc*endants), 
dated March 2S, 1006, the lessors being .lolm White and Mary his wife, the 
le>see their son Nathaniel ; the? premises, his house and gai'den, etc., in 
Hartford, reserving the use of two rooms therein for the term of ih«' Iiv<'s of 
said John and Mary, and of the longest liver, whetlier said John or said 

The Parish Register of Messing give« the niarriai^e, December *J(», 1022, 
of John White and Mary (Lev)it. A fac siuiih* of a tracing made by Mr. 
William Brigg of this entry is here given. 

At the request of Mr. Frank F. Starr, of Mi<Mletown, Mr. William Bi'igg, 
• We know thie name of the vessel from Gov. Wiuthrop's Hist. N. E., vol. 1, p. 107. 

26 Children of Robert White. [Jan, 

editor of the Herts Genealogist and Antiquary, very kindly made a careful 
examination of this entry. His great experience and skill in deciphering 
old records make his suggestions and conclusions on difficult words in such 
records of great value. He writes to Mr. Starr as follows : 

'^ In reference to this entry : all I need say is that it is a most difficult 
one to read so far as the surname of the wife is concerned. In the tracing 
you will notice two faint lines where the initial letter of the name ought to 
appear. These lines were only visible under a very strong magnifying 
glass, and the letters following are totally illegible until we come to the last 
two, viz. ' it,' which are clear enough. It struck me at once that the initial 
letter was ^ L,' and I immediately searched the portions of the register in 
the same handwriting for a capital L, but failed to find one. Then I 
searched through the baptisms to see if there was any name ending in ' it,' 
during the period in which it might be supposed she was bom, and again I 
failed to find anything satisfactory. Later on in the register, however, in 
the years 1633 and 1635 respectively, I came across the baptism of two 
children of Isaac Levit and Mary his wife, and I have very little hesitation 
in suggesting that the name of John White's wife was Livit. On my re- 
tmn home 1 looked again at the will of Robert Wliite, printed in Mr. 
Goodwin's book, and found that a certain William Levett was one of the 
witnesses. I think you will agree with me that my suggestion is a very 
probable one." 

Mr. Brigg found among the Filed Wills, Archdeaconry of Colchester, 
the will of William Levett, yeoman of Messing, dated 9th October, 1626, 
proved loth December, 1626, at Fering. He left an estate of about five 
hundred pounds. Mentions wife Margaret, sons Isaac, Richard and John. 
Mr. Brigg also found the nuncupative will of his widow Margaret, dated 
February 16, 1633, proved 9 March, 1633. Mentions sons Isaac, John 
and Richard, also a son William not mentioned in her husband's will. No 
daughter is mentione<i in either will. William Levett's will is valuable 
because the name of one of the witnesses is " John Whit." The following 
is a fac simile of a trachig made by Mr. Brigg of this signature, and under 
it is a fac simile of the signature of Elder John White of Hartford, to the re- 
commeiHlatiou of the Coiuicil in 1677, of which he was a member, called to 
heal the difficulty which had long troubled the ancient church in Windsor. 


O^^V ^t<>pVt^ Witness to the will of Wm. Levett of Messing 



in 1626. 

y&^ vu *iffp i/f^U Signature Elder John White of Hartford in 1677. 

The variation in the spelling of these names is not considered important. 
Autograph signatures of the same person are often found where the spelling 
is not precisely the same, especially when the difference consists of the final 
" e." Persons familiar with the handwriting of those times have examined 
these fac similes, and considering that one signature was written in 1626 
and the other fifty-one years afterwards, when the writer was about 76 years 
old, have expressed the opinion that they are sufficiently alike to have been 
written by the same hand. 

Of Elder John White's children, Mary and Nathaniel were bom in Eng- 
land, but only the baptism, July 16, 1626, of Mary has been found. The 
rest of his children named in his will were born here. 

1901.] Children of Robert White. 27 

Hiere was a James Bowtell of Salem and Lynn, 1635, freeman 14 March, 
1639. His will, dated 22 August, proved 26 November, 1651, mentions 
wife Alice, sons James and John and daughter Sarah. See Essex Ins. 
Hist. Coll., Vol. I., page 9, for abstract of this will. No connection has 
been discoyered between this testator and Robert White's son-in-law, James 

The will of Nathaniel White of Fering, dated 9 June, 1623, proved 31 
July, 1623, mentions his mother Bridget White, and gives her an annuity 
of ten pounds. Fering is four or five miles from Messing. 

It deserves to be mentioned that family genealogies have been printed 
of all the members of Kol)ert White's family who are known to have emi- 
grated to New England, namely : 

Elder John '\Miite and his descendants, in 1860, 

The Loomis Genealogy, " 1875. 

Loomis Genealogy, female branches, " 1880. 

The Goodwin's of Hartford, Conn., " 1891. 

John Porter and his descendants, " 1893. 

Memorials of Roderick White and descendants, " 1892. 

From these books some of the preceding facts have been taken, and to 

these genealogies the reader is referred for full and interesting memorials of 

these families. 

Essex 1 

to wit : / This Is the final agreement made in the court of the lord king at 
Westminster, in three weeks from the day of the Holy Trinity, in the year of 
the reign of Charles by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and 
Ireland, King, defender of the faith, etc., from his accession the eijjhth, before 
Robert Heath, Richard Hutton, Francis Harvey and George Vernon, justices, 
then and there present, between Martin Holbeach, gentleman, Adrian Mott, 
Richard Skynner, Robert Aylett and Robert Morrys, complainants, and John 
Tailcott and Dorothy his wife, and William Goodwyn and Kllzabeth his wife, 
deforciants, of three messuajjes, one barn, three gardens, two orcliunls, two 
acres of meadow and three acres of pasture with their appurtenances In lirayn- 

tree and Bockln*? And for this fine and agreement the said Martin, 

Adrain, Richard, Robert and Ilobert have jjlven to the aforesaid John and Doro- 
thy and William and Kllzabeth a hundred pounds sterllnj^. 

(Feet of fines twenty (seven) 8, Charles I. (1632) Essex.) 

Trinity term began the Friday after Trmity Sunday, and endr'd the 
Wednes<lay fortnight after. Trinity Sunday in 1(>'32 was May 27. The 
Trinity term in 1G32 l>egan Friday, June 1st, an<l closed Wednesday, June 
20th. As already stated the ship Lyon sailed June 'I'l, 1G32. 

Abstract of t/ie Will of John Porter, dated April 20, 1G4S, proved 7 June^ 


I give to my eldest son John Porter 100 pounds, and to my second son Jeames 
Porter I jrlve three score pounds, and to my other six children, to wit : Samuel 
Porter, Nathaniel Porter, Rebecca Porter, Rose Porter, Mary 1 Porter. Anna 
Porter, I give to each of them thirty pounds apiece .... My son Joseph 
Jadson is to take twenty shllllnjjs of Thomas Thornton the next winter. Also 
I give fifty shillings to the poor of Wyndsor church. 

My desire Is that these my beloved friends would be the overseers of this my 
last Will and testament. Mr. Warham of Wyndsor, Mr. Goodwin of Hartford, 
Goodman White of Hartford, Matthew Grauut of Wyndsor. 

Witnesses. Henry Clarice. John Porter. 

Abigail! Brauker. 

His two eldest daughters Anna and Sarah thought the portions given them 
by their father at their marriage should be made the same as their younger 
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28 Children of Robert White. [Jan. 

sisters, as appears from the following report of the committee appointed to 
consider the matter. 

March 7th, 1650. 

Upon the consideration of the business referred to our consideration 
touching the children of John Porter of Wyndsor, deceased, We finding some 
expressions of his that he would make the portions of his two eldest daughters 
as good as his younger ; also we conceive the eldest were helpful to the estate 
and that the Lord hath taken away one the younger daughters and that the rest 
of the children are disposed of without damage to their portion ; our apprehen- 
sions are (if the Court see meet) that the two eldest daughters portions be made 
up thirty pounds apiece. 

John Taillcott, William Wbstwood. 
Conn. Col. Rec, Vol. 1, pp. 475-6. 

From the Parish Register of Felsted, Co. Essex, England. 

Anna, daughter of John and Anna Porter. 
John, son of John and Anna Porter. 
Sara, daughter of John and Anna Porter. 
James, son of John and Anna Porter. 
Rebecca, daughter of John and Anna Porter. 
Samuel, son of John and Anna Porter. 
Rose, daughter of John and Anna Porter. 
Samuel, son of John and Anna Porter. 
Mary, daughter of John and Anna Porter. 

1632 July 15, Samuel, son of John and Anna Porter. 

Extracts from Parish Registers of Shalford and Messing, 
Co. Essex, transcribed by Mr. Frank Farnsworth Starr. 

From Parish Register of Shalford. 
1570 Nov. 11, Richard Bette and Alice Smythe. 
1575 Oct. 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar. 

1582 Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar. 

1585 June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgette Allgar. 
1614 June 30, Joseph Loomis and Mary White. 
1616 Nov. 7, William Groodwyn of Booking singleman and Eliza- 
beth White of this parish single woman. 


1560 Sept. 9, Mary Allgar daughter of William Allgar. 

1562 Mar. 11, Brydgette Allgar dau. of " " 

1565 April 6, John Allgar son of " " 

1567 Oct. 5, John Allgar son of " " 

1583 May 5, Elizabeth Allgar dau. of « « 
1585 Mar. 8, Sara Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte. 

1587 last day of April, Nathaniel Whighte son of Robert Whighte. 

1590 Aug. 24, Mary Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte. 

1591 Mar. 5, Elizabeth Whighte dau. of Robert WTiighte. 
1594 Aug. 18, Bridget Whight dau. of " " 
1600 July 13, Anne Whighte dau. of " " 

1901.] Children of Robert White. 29 

1614 Nov. 15, Matthew Bowtell son of James Bowtell. 

1616 Feby. 25, James Bowtell son of James and Sara Bowtell. 
1618 Jan. 1, Nathaniel Bowtell son of James and Sara Bowtell, 
1620 Jan. 2, Stephen Bowtell " " « *< " 

1565 Ang. 1, John Allgar, son of William Allgar. 
1575 Aug. 2, William Allgar the elder. 

1615 May 29, Matthew Bowtell son of James Bowtell. 

1617 Sept. 30, John Bowtell son of James and Sara. 
1626 Ang. 15, Sara Bowtell dau. of James and Sara. 

From the Parish Register op Messing. 
1607 June 30, Bartholomew Scrivener and Margaret Morris. 

1616 Nov. 26, John Christmas the elder widdower and Mary Porter 


1618 Sept. 28, John Christmas and Bridgett White. 

1620 Oct 18, John Porter of Felsted and Anna White of Messing. 

1622 Dec. 26, John White and Mary (Lev) it. 


1619 Aug. 26, Richard Christmas son of John Christmas the younger. 
1620-21 Jan. 24, John Christmas son of John Christmas and Bridget 

his wife. 

1623 Dec 28, John White son of John White and Mary his wife. 
1626 July 16, Mary White dau. of John White and Mary his wife. 
1628 Dec. 21, PhUip White dau. of " « *' " " « 

1 633 Dec 1, John Levit son of Isaac Levit and Mary his wife. 

1C35 July 5, Sarah dau. of Isaac Levit and Mary his wife. 

1638 Nov. 4, Anna Porter dau. of John Porter and Anna his wife. 

1591 Nov. 29, Alice White. 
1593 April 14, Will White. 

1616 July 26, James Bowtle child and son of Bowtle of 


1617 June 17, Robert White. 

WtU of Robert WhiU of Messing, from page 68 of The Goodwins of HarU 

ford^ Conn,** 

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth 
jeare of the raigne of our Soveraig^ie Lord Jaraes by the grace of god Kinge of 
England ffhtnce and Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland the 
flftyeth. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messinge in the 
count je of Essex yeoman, bcingc of good and pfect remembrance, doe make 
this my last will and testament, in manner and forme followlnge. Imprimis. I 
comcnd my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythfull creator 
redemer and sanctifler and my bodie to be buryed In the parish church or church 
ycard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine execators. Item I give and be- 
queath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillings of lawful mony of 
England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discretion of mine executors and 
the minister of Messinge, within one month next after my depture from this 
Daturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of 
gods word at Withersfleld in Essex aforesaid ; and to Bartholomew Scrivener 

30 Children of Robert White. [Jan. 

Minister of the chnrch of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the 
severall summe of fortey shillings of like lawf all monie, to be payd unto them 
within two monthes next after my departure. 

Item I give and beqneath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of James 
BowtcU of little Sallnge, the summe of flf teene pounds of lawf uU mony of Eng- 
land, to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item I give and be- 
queath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger, son of my said daughter Sarah Bow- 
tell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawfull mony of England, to be paid 
unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of his age. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis 
of Branctree, one pewter platter. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Willm 
Gooddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye 
within one yeare next after my depture, to be paid unto hir. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one 
hundred marks of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto hir upon the day of hir 
marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not bestow hir self e 
in marryage without the approbation and consent of my two sonnes in law 
Joseph Luramys and Willim Goodiuge formrly mentioned, and of my wife 
Bridgett White or the consent of two of them whereof my wife to be one of the 
twaine. But yf it happen that shee marrye without the consent aforesaid then 
I give hir only the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawful monie. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one 
hundredtli markes of like lawfull mony : to be paid unto hir upon ye day of hir 
marriage ; yf soe be slie shall bestow hir self e in marriage, accordinge to the 
likinge and consent of my two fomamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as is 
aforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she my said daughter Anna shall 
marrye wthout the consent and approbation formerly mentioned, then I give 
and bequeath liir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and lawfull monle. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my sounne Nathaniell AVliite the sume of fortie 
pounds of like lawfull monye, whereof my will is that twenty pounds shalbe 
paid wthin one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pounds to 
be paid unto him wthin two years next after my said depture oute of this 
naturall life. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John White the summe of two hun- 
dredth pounds of like lawfull monle to be paid him when he shall come to ye 
years of one and twentye of his age ; yett provided that my said sonne John 
shall not bestow himself e in marriage without the approbation and consent of 
my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodii.gc, and my 
wife his mother. And yf it soe fall oute that this my son John shall match him 
selfe contrary e to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and be- 
qneath unto him onlye as his full portion the summe of one hundred pounds of 
like lawfull monye. 

Item my mind and will is, that yf any of my foresaid children that are un- 
married shall dcpte this naturall life before the tymes appointed for the paymt 
of their portions ; or yf any of them shall marrye contrarye to the consent and 
approbation mentioned, then such summe or snmmes of monie (as shall remaine 
and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience,) shall be equally dcvided 
amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarried, pte and parte 

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son John White the ioyned standinge 
bedstead wch is in the parlour, wth the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coueringe 
wth other f urney ture thereunto belonginge : alsoe the presse cupbourd the cup- 
bourd table and newest chest, all wch are in the said ploure to be delivered him 
after the death of my said wife Bridgett White, or in&tead thereof the summe 
of twenty marks of like lawfull monye. 

Item I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys 
Willm Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and doe give unto 
each of them the severall summes of fortey shillings of like lawfull mony : 
towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed according to 
my minde. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and ser- 
vant the summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid onto him within 
one yeare next after my depture. 

1901.] Descendants of Joseph Hand. 31 

Item I give and beqneath nnto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye sbillings 
of Uke lawf all monye, to be paid withio one yeare next after my deptnre. 

Item idl the rest of my goods nnbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wife 
Brldgett White, and to my sonne Daniell White whome I constitute and ordayne 
the ioynte executors of this my last will and testament, hopinge they will faith- 
fnllye execute this my will accordinge to the trust reposed in them. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale the daye and 
yeare first mentioned. 

In presence of us 

John Christmas ye elders (+) marke =|1= 
WiLLM Levktt. s t 

Probato fait Testamentu apad Eelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Janii 1617. 


Compiled by Ralph D. Smtth and commimicatcd by Bernabd C. Steixeb. 

1. Joseph Hand,^ son of John of East Hampton, Long Island, settled 
in the eastern part of the town of Guilford after 1 660, and married Jane, 
daughter of Benjamin Wright, in 1664. She died December, 1724. He 
died January, 1724. He had four brothers : Shamgar, who settled in Cape 
May, N. J. ; Benjamin and John, Stephen of East Hampton. Joseph 
Hand seems to have been regarded as one of the substantial men of the 
town, and served on committees to run boundaries and lay out allotments 
of land to planters. He headed a petition to the General Court, in 1 697, 
that Ksist Guilford might be made a separate ecclesiastical parish. In 1720, 
he was sent to the General Court as a representative. On Oct. 27, 1671, 
Benjamin Wright gave his land at Ilammonassett in the east end of Guil- 
ford to Joseph Hand and wife for life, and afterwards to their children, and 
on Dec. 12, 1671, Joseph Hand bought from Richard Hubball all his land 
in the same quarter. 

The children of Joseph and Jane (Wright) Hand were : 

I. 8arah,» b. March 2, 1664-6; d. Aug. 1, 1751. 

II. Jane, b. Sept. 19, 1668; d. Dec. 13, 1683. 

2. ill. Joseph, b. April 2, 1671; d. about 1699. 

8. iv. Benjamin, b. Feb. 8, 1672-3; d. August, 1744. 
4. V. Stephen, b. Feb. 8, 1674-6; d. Aug. 14, 1766. 

vl. Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1676-7 ; m. April 6, 1706, Benjamin Wright 
of Kllllng>vorth, her cousin. 

vli. Silence, b. March, 1678-9 ; m. 1st, Ephralm Wilcox of Mlddletown, 
Oct. 33, 1698, who d. Jan. 4, 1711; m. 2d, John Warner of Say- 

vlll. Ann, b. July 10, 1683; m. Jonathan Wright of Wethersfleld. 

Ix. Jane, b. April 26, 1686; d. Oct. 27, 1747; m. Cornelius Dowd of 
Guilford. Feb. 4, 1707. He d. Aug. 14, 1727. 

2. Joseph Hand,' Jr. (Joseph}) of East Guilford, was a seafaring man 
and on Oct 19, 1697, while on the sloop Adventure from Fayal 
was seized and carried to France as a prisoner by a French 
privateer, commanded by Captain Jean Le Prince, who had boarded 
and pillaged the sloop. He married Hester Wilcox, daughter of 
John of Mlddletown, who died March 15, 1698. After his return 

32 Descendants of Joseph Hand. [Jan. 

from captivity he married Hannah, daughter of William Seward, in 
1699, but died or disappeared shortly ^ter, having no children by 

His children were : 

5. i. Janna,' b. Feb. 17, 1692-^; d. Dec. 9, 1769. 

ii. Esther, b. 1695 ; m. William King of Northampton, Mass. 

Hi. HuLDAH, b. Oct. 18, 1697 ; m. Zachary Smith of Huntingdon, L. I. 

3. Benjamin' Hand (Joseph}) of East Guilford, was a very prominent 

citizen of the town, representing it frequently at General Court, and 
often called on to act as moderator at town meeting. He married 
Mary Wilcox, daughter of John of Middletown. She died Oct. 24, 

Their children were : 

i. Nathaniel,' b. April 12, 1696 ; d. April 29, 1762; m. Jemima French, 
dan. of Ebenezer of East Guilford, and had no children. She d. 
Aug. 8, 1755. 

6. ii. John, b. June 12, 1698; d. April, 1739. 
iil. Maky, b. June 6, 1700; d. Aug. 20. 1702. 

iv. Submit, b. Aug. 5, 1702; d. July 25, 1734; m. Dec. 23, 1727, Eben- 
ezer Bartlett of East Guilford, who d. Nov. 30, 1770. 

7. V. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 6, 1705 ; d. . 

8. vl. Benjamin, b. May 7, 1708; d. Dec. 7, 1748. 
vii. Maky, b. Aug. 16, 1712. 

4. Stephen' Hand (Joseph}) of East Guilford, married four times : first, 

Sarah Wright, Nov. 6, 1700 (she died Sept. 18, 1706); second, 
Sarah Pierson, Nov. 16, 1708 ; third, Dorothy, widow of Lieut. 
John Hopson, March 14, 1734 (she died Oct 6, 1742); fourth, Han- 
nah, daughter of Jeremiah Diggins, and widow of Judd, 

Sept 21, 1743 (she died 1766). 

By his first wife he had the following children : 

i. Joseph,' b. Nov. 8, 1701 ; d. June 10, 1702. 

9. ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 21, 1703. 

iii. Mary, b. Oct. 30, 1704; d. Aug. 6, 1780; m. Josiah Meigs, her cousin, 

iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 9, 1706 ; m Stannard. 

The children by his second wife were : 
10. V. Stephen, b. June 13, 1710 ; d. 1756. 

vi. Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1712; d. April 16, 1761 ; m. Daniel Bradley, Nov. 
20, 1734. 

6. Janna' Hand (Joseph,'^ Joseph^) of East Guilford, married Feb. 14, 
1723, Dorothy, daughter of Deacon John Griswold. She died Feb. 
12, 1775. 

Their children were : 
i. Joseph,* b, Jan. 24, 1723-4 ; d. Oct. 29, 1774 ; m. Lucy, dan. of Jehiel 
Meigs. She d. June 25, 1778. Their children were : 1. Zwcy,* b. 
Jan. 8, 1760; d. Feb. 18, 1760. 2. Janna, b. Sept. 28, 1761; d. 
Aug. 2, 1794 ; m. Joanna, dau. of Col. Return J. Meigs. 3. Edmund, 
b. March 1, 1763; d. June 2, 1812; m. Feb. 20, 1790, Huldah, dau. 
of John Hopson. 4. John, b. June 20, 1768 ; d. young, 
ii. Esther, b. Sept. 6, 1726; m. John Huggins of Branford, April 14, 

ill. Janna, b. Feb. 4, 1728 ; went to sea and was never heard from, 
iv. Daniel, b. 1782: d. Oct. 16, 1816. Was captain in Col. Tolcotfs 
regiment in 1776. Lived in East Guilford, and m. 1st, Slbbe Smith 
of KlUlngworth, Oct. 28, 1759. She d. Sept. 20, 1772. He m. 2d, 
Lizzie Lynde of Saybrook, May 13, 1774. She d. Aug. 5, 1789. He 

1901.] Descendants of Joseph Hand. 33 

m. 3d, Chloe Boardman, widow of Walter Price Griswold, of Had- 
dam. She d. aged 84, Nov. 28, 1821. By his first wife, he had : 
1. Esther^ b. Sept. 18, 1760; d. March 12, 1846; m. Wyllys Munger 
of East Guilford, Jan. 18, 1785. He d. Jan. 31, 1835. 2. Daniel, 
b. April 24, 1762; d. Jan. 15, 1821; m. 1788, Artimesia, dan. of 
Daniel Meigs of East Guilford. She d. Oct. 11, 1812. They had 
eleven children, among them Judge George Edward* Hand (Y. C. 
1829) of Detroit, and Daniel* Hand, who gave nearly a million and 
a half of dollars to the American Missionary Association for negro 
education. 3. Sibbe, b. Sept. 9, 1768; m. Gen. Joseph Buel of 
Marietta, Ohio. 4. Mehitahle, b. Aug. 20, 1770; m. Dr. Levi Ward 
of Rochester, N. Y. The children of his second wife were : 6. 
William, b. Feb. 2, 1776; d. Oct. 3, 1781. 6. Lizzie, b. March 7, 
1778; d. Oct. 6, 1781. 7. Anne, b. 1780; d. Oct. 10, 1781. 
v. Dorothy, b. ; m. Hiel Buel of Killingworth as his fourth wife. 

6. John* Hand {Benjamin,^ Joseph}) of East Guilford, married Debo- 

rah . After his death, she married June 13, 1745, Nathaniel 

Porter of Bethlehem, Conn., but died in the same year. 
The children of John Hand were : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. July 1, 1728; d. 1761. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 25, 1730; d. April 6, 1784. 

ill. Dkborah, b. April 2, 1732; m. John Porter, son of Nathaniel, her 

iv. Submit, b. Sept. 7, 1736; d. July 11, 1766; m. James Munger, Jr., 

June 19, 1764. 
v. John, b. Feb. 12, 1738 ; d. December, 1759. 

7. Ebenezer* Hand {Benjamin,^ Joseph}) of East Guilford, married 

first, Susannah French, May 31, 1725. She died Feb. 13, 1743. 
He married second, Mary West, Sept. 13, 1743. She died May 15, 
1746. He married third, Anna Crampton, June 10, 1746. She 
died June 27, 1780. 

His children (all by his first wife) were as follows : 

i. TKArPERANCE,* b. July 17, 1725; m. Kelsey. 

ii. ICHABOD, b. April 16, 1728 : d. June, 1759 ; m. April 19, 1748, Hannah 
Garrv of Branford. She d. Sept. 7, 1751. Their children were: 

1. lchahod,^h. Jane 16, 1749; d. Jan. 28, 1840; m. Mary Graves. 

2. Anne, b. June 22, 1751 ; d. May 21, 1752. 

lil. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 9, 1730 ; m. Mary Evarts, June 20, 1757. Their child 

was : Benjamin,^ b. March 27, 1759. 
Iv. Jemima, b. May 17, 1732. 
V. Ira, b. July 11, 1734. 
vl. Timothy, b. June 8, 1739. Was in Capt. Peleg Redfleld's company in 

the French and Indian War. He married. May 18, 1761, Esther 

Bishop. Their children were: 1. Anna,^ b. Nov. 11, 1762. 2. 

Esther, b. June 13, 1765. 3. Submit, b. May 9, 1768. 

8. Benjamin* Hand, Jr. (Benjamin,^ Joseph^) of East Guilford, married 

Mary Penfield, Oct. 29, 1730. After his death, she married John 
Norton, and died July 6, 1785. 
Their children were : 

i. Mary,* b. Nov. 18, 1731. 

II. Huldah, b. AuR. 21. 1736; m. Tctcr Penfield. 

lil. Abigail, b. Sept. 28, 1743; d. Dec. 20, 1775. 

9. Joseph' Hand {Stephen,^ Joseph^) married Hannah Hurlburt, daugh- 

ter of Nathaniel of Woodbury, Aug. 31, 1731. She died Feb. 9, 
Their children were : 
i. Samuel,* b. June 9, 1783 ; d. Oct. 28, 1783. 

34 Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. [Jan. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1734; d. Dec. 28, 1746. 
iil. Samuel, b. Feb. 6, 1738. 
iv. Sarah, b. March 31, 1744. 

V. Joseph, b. April 15, 1749; m. May 8, 1771, Pradence Wright of Say- 
brook. Their child was : Prudence, b. June 20, 1773. 
vi. Hannah, b. Dec. 28, 1753. 

10. Stephen* Hand {Suphm,^ Joseph^) of East Guilford, Litchfield and 
Woodbury, married Jan. 16, 1734, Rachel Walston, daughter of 
Thomas. She died April 24, 1755. 
Their children were : 

i. Rebecca,^ b. Dec. 4, 1784. 

ii. Rachel, b. Sept. 22, 1736. 

Hi. Timothy, b. Aug. 18, 1738; d. May 20, 1740. 

iv. Stephen, b. June 6, 1740. 

V. Timothy, b. Aug. 28, 1745. 

vi. Ell/18, b. Oct. 10, 1747. 

vii. Nabby, b. Oct. 16, 1749. 


Commanicated by Miss Mabt K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from Vol. 64, page 259.] 

1779 Feb^ 7 Son of Anderson Miner— Calvin. 

Son of Ozias Bissell — Ozias. 

D*" of Elias Skinner — Koxa. 
" Son of P^lisabeth Darling — Abiel. 
14 Sou of Ezra Waterman — Azariah. 
" jy of Asehel Skinner— Sally. 
21 Son of Simeon Griswold — Justin. 

D' of Simeon Spencer — Emily. 









Son of Abigail Taylor — Ezekiel. 



Son of Wid^ Mary Howard— Nathaniel. 



jy of Joseph Carver — Martha. 



D^ of John Ely, by George Colton — Eunice. 



D' of Wm. Brown, by Abner Loomis — Jemima. 



jy of John Haleham — Anna. 



Son of John Hutchens — Samuel. 



Son of Robert Henry — Silas. 



Son of Eliphalet Render — Abner. 



Son of Andrew Millard — Eli. 



D' of Elijah White— Eunice. 



D'of ^ 




Son of 





> Jerijah Loomia Cloe. 











jyoi ^ 

1 Clove (?) Clare (?) 



Son of 

H Ebenezer Carver Justin. 



Son of 

1 Daniel. 

Aug* 1 D' of William Risley — Barbary. 

1901,] Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn* 85 

D' of Jonathan Skinner — Sarah. 

IK of Thomas Coleman — Rhoda. 

Son of Th' Coleman — Darius. 

Son of John Jones — Anthony. 

jy of William Wilson— Vina. 

Son of Asa Risley — Lewis. 

IK of John Henry — Lois. 

IK of Thomas Loomis — Eunice. 

Son of John Hutch ens — John. 

Son of Elijah Olmstead — Harry. 

Son of Asa Bingham — Abner. 

IK of Aaron Haskins — Amelia. 

Son of Ichabod Warner — Elijah. 

D' of Martha Warner— Phila. 

Russell Little — adult. 

David Fowler — adult 

Son of Nathaniel Hammond — Chester. 

Son of Moses Goodrich — Moses. 

Mary Fowler, by Saul Alvord. 

Son of Samuel Darte — Jehiel. 

Son of Asa Hendee— Asa. 

Son of Ebenezer Carver — Perry. 

IK of Judah Strong — Tirzah. 

IK of Timothy Darte— Vina. 

D' of Daniel Field — Eunice. 

IK of Samuel Carver — Elizabeth. 

Son of John Bissell — Noah. 

IK of David Webster— Martha. 

D' of Jonah Strickland — Anna. 

IK of Job Talcott— Nabbe. 

D' of William Wilson— Abigail. 

Son of Ebenezer Strong — Ebenezer. 

D"" of Benjamin Risley — Phila. 

Son of Anderson Minor — Samuel. 

IK of John Jones — Meribah. 

Son of Thomas Loomis — Thomas. 

IK of Moses Goodrich — Luce. 

Son of Simeon Spencer — Jabez Seldon. 

Son of Simeon Griswold — Chester. 

Son of James Chapman — James. 

D' of Ichabod Warner — Hannah. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Noah. 

IK of Andrew lioomis — Mary. 

IK of Solomon Dewey — Philinda. 

Son of Joshua Talcott — Lemuel. 

Son of Saul Alvord — Saul. 

Son of Samel Cooley — William. 

IK of Charles Loomis — Sarah. 

Son of Jerijah Loomis — Nathanael. 

Son of Aaron Haskins — Chester. 

Son of Thomas Coleman — Reuben. 

IK of Nathanael Hammond — Anna. 

IK of John Hutchens — Abigail. 








































1780 April 

































1781 Jan. 


























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1782 Feb 


























1783 Feb^ 


























1784 Jan" 












jy of Andrew Millord— Mabel. 

Freelove Howard — adult 

D' of Elijah Olmstead^Sarah. 

Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra. 

Son of Elijah White — Randolph. 

jy of Benjamin Howard — Jemsha. 

Son of Benjamin Welles — Elijah. 

jy of Timothy Darte — Irenia. 

jy of Jeremiah West — Laura. 

jy of Thomas White— Polly. 

Son of John Howard — John. 

D' of Samuel Darte — Elisabeth. 

Son of Elijah Talcott— Elijah. 

Son of Jonathan Colton — Jonathan Strong. 

Son of Levi Loomis — Harvey. 

Son of Job Talcott — Gurdon. 

jy of William Wilson— Sarah. 

Son of Jonah Strickland — Jonah. 

Son of Jacob Lyman — Junia. 

Son of James Chapman — Russel. 

D' of Moses Goodrich — Anna. 

\y of Samuel Carver — Wealthy, 

Son of Judah Strong — David. 

D' of Thomas Tyrrel— Betsey. 

Son of Thomas Loomis — George. 

Son of Simeon Spencer — Simeon AUonson. 

\y of Jonathan Colton — Betse. 

D"^ of Asahel Skinner — Sabury. 

D' of Asa Hendee — Esther. 

D*^ of Ebenezer Carver — Mille. 

Son of John Coleman — Joseph. 

D' of Nathanael Hammond — Dorothy. 

D' of John Talcott— Rhoda. 

Son of Mrs. Bette Bliss — ^William. 

D' of John Jones — Mima. 

D' of Solomon Dewey — Ruth. 

D' of Jerijah Loomis — Patte. 

D' of Levi Strong — Octa. 

D' of Aaron Haskins — Aurelia. 

D^ of Levi Loomis — Clara. 

Son of John Coleman, Jr.- — Chester. 

Sarah Fowler — Adult. 
D' of Benjamin Talcott — Jerusha. 
D*" of Benjamin Welles — Polly. 
Son of Charles Loomis — Samuel. 
Son of William Wilson — Frances. 
Son of Humphrey Richardson — Humphrey. 
Son of Mary Field — Nathanael. 
D^ of Saul Alvord — Eleanor. 
Son of Job Talcott — Rhodolphus. 
Son of Elijah Talcott— Elijah. 
D' of Abraham Avery — Rebekah. 
Son of Aaron Strong — EzekieL 

1901.] Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. 87 

IK of Moses Groodrich — Mille. 

jy of Joshua Talcott — Jemima. 

Son of Thomas White — George. 

Son of Thomas Welles — Augustus L Harvey. 

Son of Ebenezer Strong — Solomon. 

Son of Elijah White— Elijah. 

jy of Jacob Fox— Polly. 

Son of Jacob Fox — Martin. 

Son of Jacob Fox — Miner. 

Son of Jacob Fox — Eleazer. 

Son of Nathanael Hubbard — Josiah. 

jy of James Chapman — Susannah. 

jy of Jonah Strickland — Tirzah. 

Son of Simeon Spencer — Leonard. 

1785 April 15 jy of Benjamin Howard— Phebe. 
Son of Asa Hendee — Cyrus. 
ly of Henry Waldo — Clarissa. 
D' of Charles Loomis — Betse. 
Son of Thomas Loomis — Salmon. 
Son of Jacob Fox — Josiah. 
jy of Samuel Carver — Anna. 
Son of Jonathan Colton — William. 
ly of Aaron Haskins — Rhoda. 
D' of John Talcott— Cloe. 
Son of David Webster — Oliver. 
D' of Jacob Lyman — Mary. 

D' of Ichabod Gay, by Wid^ Kellog— Sarah Kellog. 
Son of Benjamin Welles — Benjamin. 
Son of Levi Strong — Russell. 
Son of Ebenezer Carver — Lewis. 
jy of Levi Loomis — Alice. 

1786 Jan^ 7 Son of Abraham Avery — Samuel. 
" D' of William Wilson— Fanny. 

D' of Samuel Darte — Mary. 

Son of Nathanael Hammond — Manton. 

Son of Solomon Dewey — Josiah. 

D' of Asa Risley — Luce. 

Son of Elijah Talcott— Flavel. 

Son of Nathanael Hubbard — Elijah. 

jy of Saul Alvord — Aurelia. 

Son of Joshua Talcott — Harvey. 

Sons of Simeon Spencer — Levi and Eli. 

Son of Aaron Strong — Elijah. 

D' of Jerijah Loomis — Anna. 

Son of Amasa Loomis — Amasa. 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Amos. 

Son of James Chapman — Justin. 

Son of George Griswold — Josiah Jones. 

D*^ of Joseph Carver — Anna. 

jy of Gurdon Munsell — Luce. 

1787 Feb^ 11 Son of William Darte— Oliver. 
Son of Ebenezer Strong — Daniel. 
Son of Jonah Strickland — Jesse. 
































































38 Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. [Jan. 

April 8 Son of Moses Goo<lrich— Tohn Ford. 
22 Talitha Carver— adult. 

Jy of Joseph Carrer— Tiilkha. 

Son of Elijah Wliite — ^Julius, 
Son of Ja»huii TateotI — Lemuel. 
jy of Jacob Fdx — Eunice. 
D' of Levi Loomis — Laura. 
Son of Thomas "WTiite — Theodore, 
Son of George Griswold — Austiup 
Son of William Wilaon^ — William, 
IK of Jonathan Col ton — Clare, 
Jy of Jolm Cbleman — Deliveranco. 
Son of Elijah Talt ott— -Hart. 
Son of Elizur Welles — Elizur* 

1788 Jan 27 D' of Nathanael Ilamiiiond— Eleonor. 
D' of Samuel Carver — Orincla* 
Son of tlob Talcott — Christopher Huntington. 
Son of Levi Strong — Levi, 
Son of lienjaifiin Howard — llo««a. 
D*^ of Tlioma* Webiter — ^Suasauua, 
Son of Aaron StroD^ — Elizur, 
\y of Solomon Dewey — Octava. 
Soil of Joseph Carver — ^ Joseph. 
D' of Simeon Spencer — Roxellaua, 
Son of SariJ Alvord — Martin, 
D"^ of Tliomas Field— Luce, 
Son of Samuel Darte — Samuel Harvey. 
Son of Aaron Farmer^ — Aaron. 
T)'" of Aaron Farmer — Phel:*e, 
Son of Joshua TaJcott — KarocK 
Presented bj G, Munscll — ^li^aiah Miner. 
Son of Gurdon Munsell — Gurdon* 
jy of Ebenezer Carver — Polly- 
D' of Kathanael Hubbard — Flonnda. 
D" of j&coh Fox — Betse and Clarissa. 
Son of Etiisha Andrus — .Tared, 
r>*^ of EJiBha Andrus — Mary. 
Son of laaiic Birge — Marvin. 
Son of James Chapman — William. 

1789 Jan. 11 1>^ of John Talcott— Anna. 
Son of Elijah Hammoud— Elijah. 
D' of Benjanun Welks^ — Sophia. 
Son of William Wilson — Elijah, 
jy of Elijah Talcott— Rel>ocoa. 
jy of Levi Loomis — ^Luna» 
Son of Jonah Strickland — Jesse- 
Son of Thomas Loomis — Austin. 
D^ of Jonouathan (sjc) Darte — Louissa, 
Son of Joshua Hutchens — ^Joihua, 
D*^ of Aaron Haskins — Luta, 
D^ of Job Taleott — Marcia and Lucia. 
jy of Simeon Spencer — Nabbe, 

1790 Jan. 8 D' of Jonathan Caltou — Nancy. 





































































1901.] Bev. Michael Wigglesworth. 39 

Son of Samuel Howard — Samuel. 
Son of Saul Alvord — Elijah. 
Son of Moses Goodrich— -Jonathan. 
Triphena Backus — adult. 
Son of Thomas Webster — Thomas. 
Son of Nathanael Hubbard — Nathanael. 
Joseph Post — adult. 
Eliphalet Case — adult 
Son of Elisha Andrus — ^Elisha. 
Son of Joseph Carver — Augustus. 
Son of Ebenezer Strong — Eli. 
Son of Nathanael Hammond — Nathanael. 
Son of Samuel Carver — Samuel. 
A child presented by Abner Loomis — George Darling. 
Son of Isaac Birge — Jonathan. 
26(?)Son of John Coleman— Eli. 

Son of James Chapman — David. 

1791 April 17 Son of Thomas White— Asa. 
D' of Jacob Fox — Luta. 
D*" of Joshua Hutchens — Sophia. 
D' of Levi Loomis — Axa. 
ly of Thomas Loomis — Laura. 
D' of Jonathan Darte — Mabel. 
D' of Nathanael Hubbard — Eunice. 
Son of Solomon Dewey — Horace. 
Son of Moses Goodrich — Isaac. 
Son of Levi Strong — Jamin (?). 
ly of William Wilson— Luta. 
Son of Jonah Strickland — Harvey. 
D"^ of Saul Alvord— Tirzah. 
Son of Benjamin Howard — Benjamin. 
Son of Samuel Howard — Eulisses. 

1792 Jan. 1 IK of Jonathan Colton — Luta. 
D"^ of Joseph Carver — Ciutliia. 
Son of Ebenezer Strong — Genubah. 
Son of Aaron Ilaskins — Augustus. 
D"" of Zenas Skinner — Polly. 
Son of Thomas Webster — Sylvester. 












































Communicated by Delouaine P. Corey, Maiden, Mass. 

The following copy is from the original manuscript of Mr. Wig- 
gles worth, which is now in the possession of John Ward Dean, A.M., 
to whom it was presented by the late Rev. George E. Ellis, D.D., 
in 1872. From the allusion in the fourteenth section to the treat- 
ment which his wife had received, it must have been written after 
the year 1679, when he had married his youthful "servant may**," 

40 Mev. Michael Wigglesworth. [Jan. 

Martha Mudge. This marriage, which Increase Mather vaioly 
sought to prevent, appears to have given occasion to much displeas- 
ure among the Maiden people, which resulted in the envious and 
spiteful disposition of which the writer complains. The coals of the 
Matthews affair had not cooled and the troubles over the Rev. 
Thomas Cheever may have begun. Added to these was the uneasi- 
ness caused by the long and frequent indispositions of Mr. Wiggles- 
worth, which incapacitated him for public work. The paper is so 
suggestive that I regret that I did not have its details when the History 
of Maiden went to press in 1898. It confirms with the utmost cer- 
tainty the unhappy condition of the Maiden church and people which 
I had gathered from less definite sources. 

Some grounds <& Reasons for laying down mt office Relatio. 

1. Two callings so differet in their nature, & both so weighty, are too 
heavy for one mans shoulders, especially one so weak. They canot both 
be attended as they should. 

2. J have found my stregth & Health not only hazzarded, but often 
much impaired, <& my body kept in a weak & languishing condition by 
my ministeriall Labours, tho : imdertakg but now & then ; w** is greatly 
prejudiciall to me, tho : not so beneficiall to them, bee : J canot make them 
any constant supply. 

3. Jn case J should by continuing in their service, so far weaken my 
body as to be thereby disabled fro any other imployment, J can expect 
small succour (or rather none at all) from them in a weak & imserviceable 
estate : Therefore J judge it best & most safe both for me & them to be 
disengaged from each other in Time. 

4. Jf practice should fail me here, as it doth at present, J cannot see a 
possibility, but that J must follow it : For it is that calling w** J mainly & 
almost wholly depend upon under god for an outwd subsistance. 

5 They will be some what better able to incourage another, when J 
have laid down, & they take no further care for me. 

6. Jt may be they may sooner be supplied, & have anoth settled am5gst 
them. At least wise J have heard more than once, that it is y® apprehen- 
sion of some that they shall not be supplied so long as J am in office 
amogst them. Therefore J desire not to be any longer either their reall 
or supposed hindrance. 

7. J finde that of late the more J have laboured for their good the worse 
J am requited, especially by most unjust & hard Censures past upo all my 
Administratios and Actios, so that J see no place for doing them any 
furth — good. 

8. My way is obstructed & quite blockt up, so y* J can no longer per- 
form office Duties (neith do J se any probability that those Grievaces 
will be removed) therefore it is in vain to stand any longer in office Rela- 
tio. which foresd grievaces J chuse to suppress rath then to express for 
their peace & quietness. 

9 Jn o' Late Renewed Coven* we solemnly engaged our selves to set 
upo y® work of Reformation, & in gticular to oppose to o*^ uttermost sundry 
provoking evils : But finding no sp^ for Reformatio, but rath such oppositio 
as leaves me w%ut hope of doing any good ; J desire to be set at Liberty 
fro those bands y* my office Relatio do binde me withall, that J may keep 
a good consciece, & neith be troublesome to others nor they to me. 

1901.] First Book ofRaynham Records. 41 

10. Tho : J have not wrought for hire nor served men, but christ : yet J 
cannot chose but take notice that of late yeers their incouragements have 
been real discooragem^, as holding forth contempt, or at least a very low 
esteem of my ministry, and (in some) a will to be rid of it, rather then 
longer to enjoy it. 

11 J have Long desired to be at liberty, hoping that J might by that 
means recover some further degree of health and stregth. 

12 J finde my stregth so exceedingly empaired by the troubles & 
disqmetments w^ J have met with lately, that I see no possibility of long 
coflicting w*^ y* same, or y® like ; and therefore desire to be Released, & 
so freed fro an unwelcome burden. 

18 If they will Detain me they must maintain me (w^ J am far fr6 
desiring) But they cannot maintain me ; Therefore must not Detain me. 

14 tl discern such an envious and spiteful dispositio in some towds my 
wife (& Uiose not of y® meanest neith) as argueth little love or respect for 
me. The old proverb is, love me & love my Dogg ; w*^ if it be true, cer- 
tainly they do not love me y^ hate my wife ; & are glad w° any dirt is cast 
ap5 her or affrdt offered to her. And indeed J see not how there can be 
any living amogst such, where ths are thus, & such ths & Persons coun- 
teficed & incouraged to more & more boldness. Theref . J desire a place 
for me & my wife, where we may sit w*** less envy & w'^out molestation. 

15. J am verily pers waded y* s6e of y* church desire my room rath 
then my company : whose desires becaus they concurr w^ mine ( tho : upon 
differet grounds) J am willing for this once to gratify. 


From a copy in the possession of this Society. 
[Continued from Vol. 54, page 20.] 

Children of Captain Joshua Leonard and Hannah his wife 

1778 Feb 21 b Anna Sarah - 3^ dau 

1780 May 24 b. Olive 

1782 Jany 9 b. Sorannus 

1783 July 25 b. Artemas 
1788 July 22 b. Olive 
1790 Aug. 14 b. Isaac 

Rec** Apl 9. 1804 

1778 July 21 b. Ameida dau. of Jonah Wilbore & Lydia his wife 

1802 Feb 14 b. Ithiel son of Joseph Wilbore & Hannah his wife 

1760 Apl 28 b. Elijah son of Elijah Leonard & Hannah his wife 

1800 Feb 27 b. Abisha son of Ambrose Lincoln & Lois his wife 

[Page 52.] 
1745 Oct 13 b. Bathsheba dau. Rev Mr. John Wales & Hazadiah 

his wife 

42 First Book ofRaynham Records. [Jan. 

1746 Mdi 8 b. Sarah dau. Edmund Williams & Lydia his wife 

I past 9 A.M. 
Nathan Do & Do 

HuMah dan. Do & Do — Friday 3 A.M. 
Stephen son Do & Do. 

David son Do & Do 

Ilannah dau Joseph Wilbore & Susannah hiB wife 

Jacob son Do. & Do. 

Rebeckah dau Do. & Do. 

Abia dau Do. &, Do. Friday 

[Page 53.] 
Noah son of Eldmund Williams & Lydia his wife 
Silas son of Do. <& Do. & d. Feb 22, 1762 aged 
3 yrs 5 mos. 23 ds. 
1763 Sept 4 d Anne dau of Do. <& Do. Sunday ^ past 2 P.M. 

aged 18 yrs 6 mos. 26 d. 
1754 Oct 23 b. Nathaniel son of Joseph Wilbore & Susannah 

his wife 
1758 Aug 10 b Mehitable dau. of Meshack Wilbore Jr. & Mehit- 

able his wife 
Abigail dau of Meshack Wilbore Jr. & Do 
Meshack son of Do & Do 

Meshack Wilbore Junr. the Father of the above 
named chi]<lren & son of Meshack Wilbore & 
Elizabeth his wife 
1762 May 18 m. James Williams Jr. of Taunton & Susannah Shaw 

of R. by Jas. Williams J.P. 











































Aug 1 b 


May 26 b 


Dec 6 b. 

[Page 54.] 





Silas son of Joseph Shaw & Mary 

his wife 


[]!hildren of Nathaniel Shaw & Elizabeth his wife are as follows 





Nathaniel Jr. 






























Phebe Williams dau Edmund Williams & Lydia 

his wife 

"Lydia wife of Edmund Williams died May 14, 

1781 aged 


years y® 4 of August last Old Stile." 

[Page 55.] 

1765 Oct 30 m. Zephaniah Leonard of Raynham & Abigail Alden 

of Middleborough by Rev** Mr Solomon Keed — 
Rec'* by Zeph. Leonard T.C. 
Children of above, viz 

1766 Mch 19 b Zephaniah & d. Mch 7. 1769 

1767 Dec 28 b. W«» Augustus & was drowned Nov. 9. 1774 

1901.] I^irst Book of Raynham Records. 43 



10 b. 

Nabby — Monday 



8 b. 

Clarissa — Friday 



18 b. 

Zephaniah — Sunday 



27 b. 

W™ Augustus, their 4th son 
[Continued next page] 

[Page 56 

Chfldren of Z & A. Leonard, continued] 



28 b 




19 b. 


1763 June 16 m. Mason Shaw & Mary King both of R. by Wales. 

— Rec*^ by Mason Shaw T.C. 
Hannah — Wednesday 

Mason — Friday — & d Dec 25. 1770 Tuesday 
Jahaziah — Thursday 
Mason — Monday 
Lloyd — Monday 

[Page 57.] 
1765 Oct 10 m. PhUip King & Mary Wales both of R. 























Sept 12 




Jany 14 


Prudence- 2^ dau 


Sept 15 


Abiah Andrews dau. of Rufus Andrews & Ala- 
thea his wife 


Aug 30 


Alfred Andrews 


June 24 


Walter Andrews 


Oct 14 


Dianna Andrews 


May 12 


Phylena Andrews 


Mch 12 


Asaph Ajidrews 


Oct 27 


Belara Andrews 

[Page 58.] 
Children of Sam^ Baker of Raynham & Mehitable his wife 
Meh liable Baker was bom 

1785 Dec 26 b. James, son of Charles Frazer & Phebe his wife 
1788 Feb 6 b. Matilda — their dau 

Samuel W — their son 

Reuben L. son of Charles Frazer & Tabitha his 
2'^ wife 

Charles, their son 

Oliver — their son 

George Washington Frazer 

Philip Leonard Frazer 

Rebeckah Leonard Frazer 







































[Page 59.] 
Hannah dau. of Abiel Williams & Zeruiah his wife 
Mary their 2^ dau 

44 First Book ofRaynham Records. [Jan. 

1764 June 8 b. Jonathan their son 

1766 Aug 8 b. Anna their 3** (laa 

1769 May 6 b. Macy their 2d son 

1772 Feb 2 b. Zeruiah their dau — Sabbath day 

1773 Mch 5 b. Hannah dau. of Ephraim Wilbore & Hannah his 

1791 Feb. 11 b. Leonard 5th son of Gabriel Grossman & Phebe 

his* wife 

[Page 60.] 
Children of Shubael Campbell & Mary his wife 
1749 Dec 3 b. Coomes Campbell 

1751 July 31 b. Shubael " 

1752 July 17 b. Hannah " 

1751 Oct 10 d. said Shubael Campbell -— all m old stile 

1761 Jan. 17 — " marriage is intended betwixt Shobel Campbell 

of Kaynham & Mary Pratt of Norton both in 
Brbtol County, & publication of such intention 
has l)een made in Raynham according to Law 
February y« 9"» 1761." 





Hannah dau of Sherebiah Cobb & Hannah his 





Elkauan son of Gabriel Crossman & Phebe his 





Barzillai their 2*^ son 





Bradford their 3*^ son 





Alvin their 4"* son 

[See above p. 59 for their 6th son. J. D.] 

[Page 61.] 
1757 Nov 17 m. Jonathan Shaw Jr. & Bethiah Hall (d. Apl 17. 

1781) by Wales 
Jonathan — Wednesday 
Bethiah — Tuesday 

Squier 1st son of Gustus Stevens & Bathsheba 

his wife 
Ebenezer 2'' son of do. & do. 
Joseph 3** son of do. & do. 

Nabby dau. of Gideon Shaw & Abigail his wife 
Phileua dau. of do. & do. 
Melaneia dau. of do. & do 

Daniel son of Natlianiel Shaw & Lydia his wife 
Leonard Stephen son of David Dean & Polly his 































1901.] I^irst Book of Raynham Records. 45 

[Page 62.] 
Children of Jona" Shaw Jr & Lydia his wife 





Permenis Califlthenes 

























Henrietta Maria Antoinette 






[Page 63.] 
1756 Jany 18 b. Elijah son of Thomas Baker & Experience his 

wife — Ist dau. [? J. D.] 

1758 Jany 5 " Zilpha dau of do & do — 2°^ dan 

1759 Jany 3 " Leby dau of do & do — 3'* dau 
1765 May 11 " Ebenezer son of do & do — son 

1781 m Cyrus Grossman to Charity Gardner 

Children of Jabez Carver & Phebe Carver 
b. Phebe 


Hannah Dean Carver dau. of John Carver & 

Bathsheba his wife 
Clifford Carver son of do. & do. 























[Page G4.] 
d. Thomas Dean y** 2** in y® 74 year of his age 
** Mary Dean widow of s** Thomas Dean in y® 74 
year of her age 

1737 Aug. 18 m. Josiah Dean & Jane Washburn by Rev^* Mr. 

Daniel Perkins. 

1738 Dec 30 b. Nehemiah (Saturday) & d. Feby 13. 1749 aged 

about 11 years 
1740 Sept 21 " Abigail (Lords day) 
1743 Aug 20 " Mary (Saturday) 

1748 Mar 6 " Josiah (Sunday) 
1751 Nov 15 " Job (Friday) 

1793 Sept, 2 b. Cassandra dau of Zoheth Dean & Asenath his wife 
1795 Mar. 26 " Famiy dau. of Do. «fe Do. 

[Page 63 second.] 
Children of William Woodward <& Rachel his wife 

1767 Jany 5 b. Irana their dau. Fry day 

1768 Aug 3 " Ozias " son, Wed. 
1770 Nov. 17 *« ApoUos" ", Sat. 

46 First Booh of Raynham Records. [Jan 

1772 Jan 7 b. Rachel Woodward, their 4«» chUd 

1778 Mar 5 b. Hannah dan. of Ephraim Wilbore & Hannah hi 


1770 Aug. 26 b. Betsy dau. of Joseph Cole & Zerushah his wife 

1772 Oct 3 " Sophiah their 2^ dau 

1774 Oct 15 b. Abiah dau. of Ephraim Wilbour d; Hannah hie 

wife & d Apl 17. 1778 

1776 Oct 15 « Ephraim their son & d. Dec 29. 1777 

1778 Apl 12 " Hannah their dau. 

1779 June 12 " Patience their dau. 
1781 Aug. 8* " Elizabeth their 4th dau 
1783 Oct 25 " field, their 2** son 

[Page 64 second.] 





Zipporah dau. of Job King & Zipporah his wife 





David son of Do, 

. & do. 





Rebeckah dau. of Do 

& Do 





Job son of Do. 

<& Do 





Molly dau. of Job Dean & Judith his wife & d. 

feb 18. 1783 





Phebe dau of 

Do. & Do 





Judith dau. of 

Do. & Do. 





Belinda dau of 

Do & Do & d. Dec. 24 





Williams son of 

Do. & Do. 





Polly dau. of 

Do. & Do. 





Zephaniah sou of 

Do. & Do. 





( Martin ) - 
1 Marcus} ^°» °^ 

Do & Do 





Nabby dau. of 

Do. & Do. 





Job Williams son of 

Do. & Do. 





Parmenus " of 

Do &Do 





Jeziah dau of 

Do. & Do 

Phebe Bassitt their grand daughter was bom at 

New Gloucester Dec 8. 1798 

[Page 65.] 
1768 Apl 28 m. Edmond Williams Jr. to Susannah Williams by 

James Williams Esq. 
Susannah, their daughter 
Silas, their son 
Nancy, their dau. 

Edmund, their son & d. Oct 5. 1780 
Edmond Williams Jr. above named 
David son of Edmond Williams & Lydia his wife 
Jason son of Do. & Do. — d. at Albany 




















1901-] Hope Rogers. 47 

[Page 66.] 




b. Jane Chamberlain dau. of James Chamberlain & 
Jane his wife 




" Melinda Chamberlain 




" Susanna Pratt Chamberlain 

1801 Oct 15 b. Joseph Feeto, son of Gabriel Feeto & Hannah 

his wife & d Nov. 15 1809 aged 8 
1803 Dec 3 " Philander Feeto 

[Page 67.] 
1755 May 8 b. Bethiah dau. of Gamaliel Leonard & Bethiah his 

wife. Thurs. 5 P.M. 
Gamaliel son of Do. & Do. — Tues. 1 A.M. 
Phebe dau of Do. <& Do. — Sunday J past 

10 P.M. 
Molly dau. of Do. & Do. — Monday J " 

7 P.M. 
Thomas son of Do. & Do. — Tues. 11 A.M. 
Keziah dau. of Do. & Do. — Sunday 8 P.M. 
Katharine dau of Do. & Do. — Friday 10 A.M. 
Simeon son of Do. & Do. — Friday 5 A.M. 
Eliakim son of Do. & Do. — Saturday 7 P.M. 
Cynthia dau of Do. & Do. — Wed. 4 P.M. 

[Page 68.] 

Sally dau. of Apollos & Sally White 

W" Shepherd son of Do & Do. 

Minus son of Do & Do. 

Harriet dau. of Do & Do 

Harrison' Gray Otis son of Do. & Do. 

Martin son of Do. & Do. 

Nov. 15 b. Daniel White son of Daniel White & Anna his 

Nancy White dau of Do. & Do 
[To be coDtinucd.] 

































Bt James Swift Rooers, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The following imperfect record of Hope Rogers and his descendants is 
offered with the hope of eliciting something concerning his parentage, 
brothers and sisters, etc. 

The first record thus far discovered is in Windham County, Ct., records, 
that Hope Rogers of Mansfield bought lands of John Waldo, in Windham, 
June 5, 1713. 100 A. for 115 pounds sterling. He married Nov. 14, 
1715, Esther Meacham. The record of his children is also found in the 
Windham Co. records. 

48 Hope Rogers. [Jan. 

One correspondent writes that Hope had four wives and thirteen child- 
dren, but fails to name any wife except £sther Mecham, or any children 
except the ten given in Windham records. 

According to one tradition, he was the only son of Joseph Rogers, who 
married Sarah Cuvier (or Currier). Shortly after his marriage he joined 
an expedition to Port Royal, where he was probably killed by the Indians, 
or French, as he was never heard from afterwards. Hope was so named 
in hopes of his father's return. The same tradition states that Joseph was 
one of four brothers who came from England and settled in Salem, Mass. 

This last clause does not strengthen one's faith in the first. 
The children of Hope and Esther (Meacham) were : 

i. Joseph,' b. Aug. 6, 1716 ; d. Infant. 

ii. IsmiAEL, b. July 7, 1717. 

iU. ICHABOD, b. Jan. 19, 1719; m, Nov. 10, 1743, Priscilla Holt, dau. of 
Ellas and Mary (Bixbee) Holt. She b. Andover, Mass., Sept. 14, 
2. iv. JosiAH, b. Oct. 7, 1720. 
8. V. Jethro, b. April 14, 1722. 
4. vi. Jedutiian, b. Feb. 16, 1724. 

vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1726; m. Oct. 11, 1744, Robert Greene. 

viii. Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1727. 

ix. Joel, b. Oct. 14, 1729. 

X. Ruth, b. Aug. 23. 1732. 

2. JosiAH* Rogers (Bbpe^), born Oct. 7 (or 18) 1720; died Dec. 4, 

1815; married, March 1, 1743, Hannah Ford. She born Sept. 19, 
1726, and died July 10, 1778, in the wilderness between Sunbury 
and Reading, Penn., while fleeing from the Indians at the Wyo- 
ming miissacre. He was tithing man of Windham in 1760. He 
subsequently moved to Peimsylvania. After the Wyoming massa- 
cre, he returned to Wyoming and died there in 1815. 
The children of Josiali and Hannah (Ford) were : 

6. i. Jonah,' b. Dec. 15, 1743. 

il. JosiAH, b. Aug. 15, 1747; d. Infant, 
iii. Hannah, b. July 16, 1748. 

3. Jethro^ Rogers (Hope^), born April 14, 1722; married Hannah 

Holt, Oct 8, 1747. She daughter of Elias and Mary (Bixbee) 

Holt, born March 11, 1730, Andover, Mass. 

The children of Jethro and Hannah ( Holt) were : 
i. Oliver,^ b. April 14, 1748, Hampton, Ct. 
ii. Bixbee, b. Dec. 18, 1749; d. infant. 

4. Jeduthan* Rogers {Hope ^), born P^eb. 16, 1724; died Nov. 19, 

1800; married first, Oct. 21, 1747, Anna Farnam (or Farnham). 
She died, Dec. 30, 1762; married second, Oct. 12, 1763, Hannah 
Knight; married third, Oct 4, 1772, Eunice (Putnam) Burgess, 
widow. He was selectman of Hampton, Conn., 1785. 
Children of Jeduthan and Anna (Farnam) were : 

i. Jeduthax,^ b. March 24, 1748; d. June 24, 1750. 
ii. Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1749; m. Jan. 21, 1770, Ambrose Ames of Mansfield, 
iii. Esther, b. March 6, 1751 ; d. Sept. 6, 1753. 
6. iv. Jeduthan, b. March 4, 1753. 

V. Esther, b. Jan. 7, 1755; d. Jan. 21, 1756. 

vi. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1756; m. Amos Geer. Res. Monson, Mass. 

vii. Jemima, b. July 19, 1758; m. (1) Eliphas Robinson; m. (2) Jabez 

viii. Isaiah, b. Feb. 20, 1760; d. in Rev. war. 
ix. Tabitha, b. Nov. 19, 1761 ; d. April 22, 1763. 

1901.] Hope Rogers. 49 

The above records from Windham County history. 

X. Hannah, b. Aug. 31, 1764; m. Edmund Pease. Res. Brookfleld, Vt. 
7. xi. RuFDS, b. Jan. 16, 1767. 

xii. Asa, b. March 14, 1769; d. July 8, 1777. 
xlii. Elisha, b. Aug. 12, 1774 ; d. Nov. 10, 1776. 

5. Jonah* Rogers {Josiah,^ Hope^), born Dec. 15 (or 26), 1743; died 

Jan. 24, 1799; married Dec. 11, 1766, Deliverance Chaffee. She 
bom Feb. 17, 1743; died Aug. 31, 1826. 

Children of Jonah and Deliverance (Chaffee): 

8. i. Jonah,* 

9. ii. JosiAH, b. Dec. 18, 1768. 

10. ill. Elihu, m. Rhoda Drake. 

iv. Hannah, m. Griffin Lewis. Had children : Philena, Deliverance,'Amy, 

James, Jonah. 
v. JozB, m. (1) Shaw; m. (2) Hannah Lumcree. 

11. vi. Joel, m. (1) Mary (Polly) Lumcree; m. (2) Mary (Polly) Jackson. 

6. Jeduthan* Rogers (Jeduthan,^ Bope^), born March 4, 1753, Hamp- 

ton, Ct.; died about 1834; married 1783, Elizabeth Fisk (or Fish) 
of New London, Ct. She born 1759, d. 1838. Jeduthan moved to 
Bethel, Vt., in 1787. Was one of the first settlers in that part of 
the town known as Bethel Lympus. A very close friend of his, 
named David Huntington, said to him, " I want to go where you go, 
I want to live where you live, and I want to die where you die." 
They built houses very near each other, lived and died there, and 
were buried in the same cemetery. 

The only child of Jeduthan and Elizabeth was : 

12. 1. Isaiah,* b. Feb. 22, 1784, Hampton, Ct. 

7. RuFDS* Rogers (Jeduthan,^ Bbpe^), born Jan. 16, 1767, Crane's 

Corners, N. Y.; died March 20, 1836 ; married Dec. 23, 1790, Je- 
mima (Mima) Strickland, daughter of Mrs. Hibbard Strickland. 
She born Nov. 11, 17G8, and died July G, 1841, Jamestown, N. Y. 
Resided near Litchfield, N. Y. : 

Children of Rufus and Jemima (Strickland), all born at Litch- 
field, N. Y. : 

i. Asa,* b. Dec. 2, 1791 ; d. in inf. 

il. Lucy, b. July 18, 1783; d. Jan. 5, 1820. 

iii. Marcia, b. April 14, 1795; d. Aug. 30, 1798 (choked by a bean). 

13. iv. William Rufus, b, Aug. 14, 1798. 

14. V. Lucius Gary. b. Dec. 3, 1801. 

15. vi. Jamks IIkrvey, b. Jan. 20, 1804. 

16. vii. Artemas Stowkll, b. Dec. 22, 1807 (or '8). 

8. JoxAn* Rogers (Jonah,* Jonah,^ Hope^), married Katherine Roberts 

and had children : 

i. Deliverance.* 

ii. Katherine. 

iii. Jonah. 

iv. IIezekiah. 

V. Simeon. 

9. JosiAH * Rogers (Jonah,^ Jostah,'^ Hope ^), horn Dec. 18, 1768, died 

June 11, 1814 ; married, 1790, Mary Wheeler. She born Dec. 21, 
1772; died Jan. 27, 1857. 
Children : 

i. JosiAH,* b. Sept. 17, 1791; d. May 17, 1863; m. Jan. 1, 1816, Abigail 

50 Hope Rogers. [Jan. 

ii. Thomas, b. Feb. 5, 1793; d. infant. 

lil. Arirl, b. Feb. 6, 1794; d. April 13, 1874; m. March 26, 1818, Melinda 

Brace; m. 2d, Dec. 18, 1836, Cynthia Ck>rtwright. 
iv. Joseph Wheelkr, b. Oct. 4, 1795; d. Dec. 7, 1855; m. Feb. 4, 1821, 

Hannah Jones. 
V. Hannah, b. July 3, 1797; m. Jan. 30, 1817, Uriah Rogers, 
vi. Sarah, b. Jane 12, 1799 : d. Jane 11, 1844 ; m. Jaly 13, 1820, Daniel W. 

vii. Jonah, b. March 18, 1801 ; m. Feb. 6, 1822, Catherine Lafey. 
viii. David Banks Wheeler, b. Jan. 5, 1803 ; d. Jane 5, 1895 ; m. ab. Jan. 

1824, Eliza Jones. 
Ix. Deliverance (danghter), b. March 6, 1805 ; d. Kov. 6, 1825 ; m. Feb. 8, 

1822, Severn Brown. 
X. Betuiah, b. March 2, 1807; d. March 27, 1839; m. Jan. 28, 1830, 

David Westover. 
xi. JoZE, b. March 14, 1812; d. May 25, 1834. Unmarried. 

10. Elihu* Rogers {Jonah,* Jostahy* Hope^), married Rhoda Drake. 

Children : 
i. Almanza.* 
ii. Leonora, d. childless, 
iii. Elihu, b. Sept. 7, 1800; d. Jane 3, 1873: m. 1st, Bersheba Stiles ; m. 

2d, Narcissus Newbury. 
Iv. Jacob Drake, b. Oct. 7, 1803; d. Feb. 26, 1882; m. Feb. 19, 1829, 

Elizabeth Goble. 
V. Joel, d. without issue. 
vi. Rhoda D., m. Joseph Murphy Ford. 

11. Rev. Joel* Rogers {Jonah,* Jonah,* Hope^), married first, Mary 

(Polly) Luracree ; married second, Mary (Polly) Jackson. 
Children, all by second wife : 
1. JozE,* b. July 24, 1816; m. Oct. 25, 1849, Lydla Ann Rogers, 
ii. Joel. This is doubtless the ** Dr. Joel," quoted in Miner's History of 

iii. Lydia Ann. 
iv. Stephen. 

12. Isaiah* Rogers {Jeduthan* JedtUhan* Bope^), born Feb. 22, 1784, 

Hampton, Ct ; died Jan. 6. 1862, Warsaw, N. Y. ; married 1805, 
Lucinda Bacon. She born July 24, 1782; died Sept 30, 1855. 
He was the only child of his parents and went with them, w^hen a 
small boy, to Bethel, Vt. He lived there until he was alx)ut fifty 
years old, and then moved to Warsaw, Wyoming Co., N. Y., where 
he died. 

The children of Isaiah and Ludnda (Bacon), all born in Bethel, 
Vt., were: 

1. Alanson,* b. Dec. IS, 1806; d. Aug. 1874; m. Oct. 3, 1826, Arvilla 

ii. Lucy, b. Jan. 20, 1808 ; d. 1852 ; m. Heman H. Dean, 
iii. (Dr.) Martin, b. May 7, 1809 ; m. Polly Erskine. (Called Dimick by 

another correspondent.) 
iv. John, b. Sept. 2, 1810; d. Nov. 1, 1863; m. 1834, Nancy Jane Button. 
V. Isaiah, b. March 14, 1812; d. Jan. 27, 1893; m. Dec. 31, 1834, Anna 

Martin. She b. March 24, 1807, Rochester, Vt. 
vi. Philander, b. Nov. 24, 1813; d. Nov. 1891: m. 1849, Louisa Murray, 
vii. Rupus, b. July 16, 1816; d. about 1849; m. Flavia Bacon, 
viii. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1820; d. Aug. 30, 1856; m. 1849, Josiah Qeveland. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1821 ; d. Dec. 16, 1846. 
X. Sylvia Emelinb, b. March 30, 1826; d. Sept. 26, 1893; m. July 4, 

1853, John Andrews, of Wethersfleld, N. Y. 

13. William Rdfus * Rogers {Rufus,* Jedulhan,^ Hope ^), born Aug. 14, 

1901.] Hope Rogers. 51 

1798, Canajoharie, N. Y. ; died Aug. 27, 1847 ; married Jan. 8, 1823, 
Sophronia Webster Benham. She born Oct 2, 1802, Bridgewater, 
N. Y. ; died Dec. 19, 1865, at Warren, Pa. 
Children : 

I. Li-YWKLYN App,* b. Feb. 9, 1824; d. Dec. 9, 1896; m. May, 1861, 

Lonisa Johnson. 

ii. Georqe Dorrancb, b. Nov. 19, 1826; d. Oct. 3, 1864; m. Elizabeth 
Langford. He was in the civil war, and died in the service. 

m. Lucy, b. Nov. 20, 1827 ; d. May 7, 1830. 

iv. Lucius, b. Dec. 18, 1829; m. 1st, May 31, 1860, Livia McCall Good- 
win; m. 2d, Jan. 8, 1891, Sarah Gratz. 

V. Henry, b. Feb. 5, 1832; d. about 1890; unmarried. Was in civil war. 

Ti. Lucy, b. March 13, 1834; d. March 16, 1896; m. Dec. 17, 1856, Judge 
William D. Brown, of Warren Co., Pa. 

Tii. Harriet, b. Nov. 17, 1836; m. Dec. 10, 1857, Gholson James. 

viii. William Rufus, b. Dec. I, 1839; d. Sept. 9, 1862, in battle of Cedar 

14. Rev. Lucius C* Rogers (RuftUj* Jedulhan,^ Hope^), bom Dec. 3, 

1801, Litchfield, N. Y.; died April 22, 1872; married, Nov. 16, 
1825, Fanny Locke, daughter of John and Phebe M. Locke. She 
bom Nov. 11, 1803, and died March 20, 1878. He was a metho- 
dist minister for forty years. 
Children : 

i. Rufus Locke,* b. Dec. 12, 1826; d. Sept. 18, 1879. 

II. Elipuus Hibbard, b. Jan. 12, 1830; d. Aug. 1, 1881, Vera Cruz, Mex- 

ico, while serving as U. S. Consul at that place, 
ill. Lucius Henry, b. March 20, 1834. 
iv. John Emory, b. Jan. 28, 1837. 
V. Fanny Amelia, b. April 19, 1840; m. ab. 1860, Rev. Jacob Adriance. 

15. James Hervey* Rogers {Rafus,^ Jeduihan^ Hope^)^ born Jan. 20, 

1804; died May 28, 1873; married first, Feb. 22, 1831, Mary 
Benham Parker. She born Feb. 21, 1804, died March 25, 1845. 
Was eldest daughter of Joel and Polly (Benham) Parker. Iler 
mother was Sarah Sedgewick, whose mother was sister of Noah 
Webster, whose father was a descendant of John Webster, of Hart- 
ford, Ct. John Webster was Governor of Conn., and his mother 
was a descendant of William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth 
Colony. James Hervey Rogers married second, Harriet Knight 
Smith, daughter of Lemuel and Sally (Knight) Smith, of Sauquoit, 
N. Y. 

Children of James Hervey and Mary B. (Parker) : 

i. Mary.* b. April 5, 1832; d. Jan. 10, 1834. 

11. Manley, b. Aug. 2, 1833; d. Dec. 25, 1891; m. Maria Abbey, Jan. 27, 

ill. Stkrxe, b. Nov. 27, 1834; d. Jan. 1, 1893; m. Eliza Graves. 

Iv. Mkuibkh, b. Aug. 6, 1836; d. June 20, 1837. 

V. Junius, b. May 6, 1838; d. Aug. 7, 1897; m. Jan. 21, 18G4, Mary Pow- 

vi. Julia, b. June 27, 1842 ; m. April 6, 1804, Chester T. Hart, grandson 
of Thomas Hart a soldier of the Revolution and descendant of 
Stephen Hart, of Braintree, Eng., who founded Hartford, Ct. Ches- 
ter T. Hart enlisted at the first call for troops, was taken prisoner 
and not released from Andersonville until the close of the war. 

Children of James Hervey Rogers and Harriet K. (Smith): 

vil. WnxiAM Hamilton, b. June 22, 1847; d. in infancy. 
Till. FiiEDERiCK, b. Sept. 14, 1849; d. Sept. 4, 1850. 

52 Osgood Carleton. [Jan. 

ix. Harriet Euzabbth, b. March 28, 1854 ; m. Nov. 9, 1876, Frederick 
S. Baird. He was one of the Election Commissioners of the City of 
Chicago. Was a member of the Illinois Legislature, 1884-6, and one 
of the ** Logan 103," who elected Gen. Logan to the U. 8. Senate. 

16. Artemas Stowell* Rogers {Rufus^* JedvJthan^^ Hop^). Called, 
in some records " Stoel," bom Dec 22, 1807 ; died March 3, 1853 ; 
married first, Mary Perkins Brown; married second, Jan. 22, 
1838, Lorancy Coolidge. He was a M. £. minister, teacher and 
pioneer farmer in Michigan. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Newton,* b. Feb. 28, 1834 ; d. unmarried. 

U. RiLBT Perkins, b. April 21, 1837; d. Oct. 1, 1885. Was a soldier in 
the civil war. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Mary, b. March 1, 1839; d. Aug. 7, 1847. 

iv. Harvey, b. Aug. 26, 1841; d. Nov. 17, 1898; m. Dec. 10, 1868, Mary 
£. Fiero. Was in the army under McClellan, and an invalid ever 

V. RosELLE, b. Jan. 1, 1844; d. June 15, 1864. Was in the army of the 

vi. Lewis Euqbne, b. April 20, 1846; d. April 3, 1878; m. Alathea Rynex. 

vii. Manley, b. Aug. 9, 1849 ; d. March 18, 1899 ; m. Sept. 15, 1882, Lucy 
O. Post. 

viii. Manlius, b. Aug. 9, 1849; m. March 18, 1873, Thlrza R. Dow. 

ix. Martha A., b. Aug. 12, 1852; m. 1st, July 29, 1871, Madison P. Hop- 
kins, who was murdered ; m. 2d, March 8, 1886, William P. Jolmson. 


By the Rev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

Osgood Carleton, for a quarter of a century before 1810, was the 
leading teacher of mathematics and navigation in Boston. He had pupils 
from many portions of New England. His was the school of the day for 
instruction in navigation and in the art of map construction. As a teacher 
and cartographer he easily held a foremost rank. He was born in Notting- 
ham, N. H., June 17, 1741 ; eldest son of Jeremiah Carleton and wife 
Eunice Taylor, and a grandson of Joseph Carleton of Newbury and wife 
Abigail, daughter of Christopher Osgood. Jeremiah Carleton, the father 
of Osgood, removed in his manhood years to Lyndeborough, N. H. In the 
Carleton family were seven cliildren : 

i. Osgood, b. June 17, 1741. 

ii. Jeremiah, b. , 1743; m. Lois Hoyt; had eleven children, and 

settled upon the homestead in Lyndeborough. He was a lieutenant 

at Bunker Hill, 
iii. Mary, m. Reuben Batch elder. 

iv. Abigail, m. rist) John Johnson and m. (2d) David Putnam. 
V. Timothy, killed at the raising of a meeting-house. 
vi. David, slain at the battle of Bunker Hill, 
vii. Ebknezer, was at Bunker Hill. He died at Hill, N. H., Dec. 8, 1836 ; 

m. and had five children. 

Osgood Carleton enlisted. May 2, 1 758, in the company of Captain Aaron 
Fay, Col. Ebenezer Nichols, and served seven months for the " Reduo- 

1901.] Osgood Oarleton. 53 

tion of Canada." Residence given as Litchfield. [Mass. Archives, xcvi : 
419.] April 6, 1759, aged eighteen years, and especially named as the son 
of Jeremiah Carleton, residing in Woburn, he was attached to the regi- 
ment of Colonel Eleazer Tyng, under command of General Jeffry Am- 
herst for invasion of Canada. The Regimental Return was dated at Dun- 
stable [Mass. Arch., xcvi : 378]. January Ist, 1760, he enlists as a private 
in the company of Captain Joseph Newhall, Colonel Jacob Bayley, then 
staUoned at Louisburg. He was discharged December 20, 1760. [Mass. 
Archive, xcviii, 482.] These separate enlistments, however, only show 
that he was in the pay of the province. This service brought him into 
the home and service of Major-General John Henry Bastide,* director and 
engineer of the king's ordnance at Louisburg and Annapolis. It was while 
rendering service in the army of Nova Scotia his talent for mathematics 
and his skill at original work were recognized, and he was made a part of the 
working force among the navigators and artillerists of the King's army and 
navy. It is said that for five years young Carleton was under his tutelage 
in the provinces and on the high seas. General Bastide as chief en- 
gineer of ordnance found in Carleton a young man of large ability and 
capable of hard work in engineering, pilotage and navigation. Carleton's 
residence, with General Bastide, introduced him to afEairs in Louisburg, 
Annapolis, Liverpool and various colonies of the kingdom in North Amer- 
ica. But with all of Carleton's associations with officers of the royal army 
he kept close to the hearts of his countrymen, and on the outbreak of the 
war for independence he was ready to render service. 

Previous to the war of the Revolution Osgood Carleton was a surveyor 
for a time of the New Hampshire Province and surveyed land in present 
Vermont, of which at that time the jurisdiction was a source of heated 

He was in his later years called upon to render valuable testimonyt con- 
cerning lands in Lyndeborough, N. H., which he assisted in surveying. 

Osgood Carieton was a patriot at the outbreak of the war for Indepen- 
dence. He was present at Bunker Hill, where his brother David was slain. 
During the first year of the war he was a sergeant in the company of Capt 
John Wood, Col. Paul Dudley Sargent, and in 1776 was the quarter-master 
of IGth Continental Infantry. Afterwards, he served as a lieutenant. His 
physique, however, was such that he could not endure the hardships of 
campaigns, and he was assigned to the Corps of Invalids. During the later 
part of the war he was much occupied in bearing despatches between Bos- 
ton and Philadelphia, and in carrying money from the treasury of the Bay 
Province to the treasury of the Continental Congress, or to paymasters in 
the field. 

•In Murdock*8 History of Nova Scotia, ii : 66, writing of Louisburg in 1745, the au 
thor nays of the New England militiamen : *' As might be expected from militia, a want 
of order and discipline was very apparent in the New England troops. ♦ • ♦ ♦ • They 
knew nothing of regular approaches, but took advantage of the night; and when thev 
heard Mr. Bastide's proposals for zigzags and epaulements, they made merry witn 
these terms of art and went on in their inartificial mode." 

In July, 1762, Major-General J. H. Bastide was at Halifax and made a report in 
council of war concerning the erection of batteries by the **20() men of Provincial 
Kt-gimcnt.'* [Nova Scotia Archives, pp. 702-706.] lie was at Annapolis as late as 
1769, when he was styled " Director and Lt. Colonel of Ordnance." [McDonoiigh's 
Nova Scotia, ii : p. 498.] Ho was also styled Colonel, January 4, 1758, and Major-Gen- 
eral, February 20, 1761 ; and in May, 1767, ** Director and Lieut. Colonel of Engineers." 
General Bastide was no unimportant and insignificant man in the engineering skill 
displayed in the years before the American Revolution. There may be literature upon 
him, but it has not come to our knowledge. His career is certainly worth regarding. 

tN. H. State Papers xxvii ; 414-434. 

54 Osgood Carleton. [Jan. 

In 1794 the legislature, on the petition of leading members of the Mafi- 
sachusetts Historical Society, required the towns of the Commonwealth to 
prepare manuscript maps of their several bounds, and these were soon 
placed in the care of Osgood Carleton, who constructed maps of Massachu- 
setts, District of Maine. He had special charge of the surveying and 
making of the map of Boston in 1795. The copper plates of these maps 
in 1801 were placed in custody of the Massachusetts Historical Society.* 
This map of 1795 is famous. The late Mr. William H. Whitmore caused its 
republication by the city in the Record Commissioners' Reports, Volume 10. 
The map of the District of Maine was issued in 1795. In Williamson's 
Bibliography of Maine, ii., p. 27, is an item that this map in 1895 was ex- 
posed for sale in London for £3. 10s. E^litions were also issued in 1798, 
1799 and 1802 with slight additions of new town bounds and grants. Mr. 
Carleton constructed a map of a large grant of land on the Penobscot 
river. The map of Massachusetts was issued before January 30, 1798, on 
which date the House of Representatives requested Mr. Carleton to furnish 
two copies for their use. 

Mr. Carleton as a cartographer has not been appreciated. He worked 
amid discouragements. He did not possess the fine instruments of the Coast 
Survey. His were crude indeed. As a pioneer in this most useful and 
valuable service to the nation he deserves high honor. In 1810, he pub- 
lished his ^* Practice of Arithmetic," which had a wide sale and use at the 

Osgood Carleton was an original member of the Society of Cincinnati of 
Massachusetts, and, on the declaration of peace, settled in Boston. At 
once his school for pure mathematics, surveying and navigation became 
famous. His skill in these was recognized by the able military men of the 
nation. For twenty-five years he presided over his private school to the 
profit of merchants, marines and yeomanry of all New England. Among 
his publications were the American Navigator in 1801, and the South Amer- 
ican Pilot in 1804. In 1791, John Norman published a book, "The 
American Pilot," which was certified to by Osgood Carleton, and it is pre- 
sumed that much of its value was made by thus having the oversight and 
certification of this eminent student. He prepared for a series of years al- 
manacs whose astronomical calculations were accounted of value. 

Osgood Carleton married Lydia Johnson of Haverhill, Mass. He died 
in May or June, 1816, while on a visit to Lyndeborongh in New Hamp- 
shire. His widow in her old age was granted a pension by the United States 
government. The following named were their children : 

1. Osgood West, b. May 9, 1783. 
ii. John, b. Feb. 18, 1786. 
iii. David, b. April 18, 1787. 

A few of the private papers of Osgood Carleton yet remain, among them 
his commission as lieutenant in the Continental Army, signed by John 
Hancock, January 1, 1777, and his transference to the Corps of Invalids 
November 3, 1779, signed by Samuel Huntington, and his appointment as 
captain, November 27, 1783, signed by Thomas MifHin. Also there are 
many receipts for money conveyed between Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire, amounting to near $40,000,000 Con- 
tinental money ; also one receipt for SI 6,000,000 Continental money, old 
emission, returned to Philadelphia to be destroyed. 

•Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc, 1 : 141. 

1901.] Diary of Jeremiah Weare^ Jr. 55 

There is a brief account of the career of Carleton in the History of the 
Societj of Cincinnati of Massachusetts,* and slight mentions in other pub- 
lications where the subject of the cartography of Boston is uppermost ; but 
still there has been a scarcity of information as to where he obtained his 
wide knowledge of engineering and navigation, and his great skill in sur- 
veying. His residence in the home and as the clerk of General Bastide, 
the eminent royal engineer, explains it. 


Transcribed by Samuel 6. Webber, M.D., of Boston. 

This diary belongs to Mrs. Calvin Hutchins of East Boston. It 
was given to her mother, Mrs. Olive (Witham) Jackson, by Jere- 
miah Weare, Jr., of York, Me. 

The diary is written on paper of two sizes. The outer sheets, being 
the larger, have protected the smaller sheets, but are themselves 
much worn on the edges, top and bottom, where they projected 
beyond the others. On many pages the top lines, sometimes the 
bottom lines, are entirely worn off. Where possible the missing 
letters or words are supplied in brackets [ ] . Where there is doubt 
as to a word, an interrogation point follows it in parenthesis. Most 
of the entries in the diary were made by one person ; a few are in a 
different hand\vriting, but evidently made at about the same time. 
No effort has been made to distinguish between these. Other 
entries, made after the death of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., are mentioned 
as made by another hand. The original was stitched together, not 

There was very little order in the entries. Later entries seem to 
have been written in wherever there was a blank space for them. 
Some were made at tlie time of the occurrence, others seem to have 
been made later. 

Much valuable genealogical data are given which probably cannot 
easily be found elsewhere, as deaths were not systematically recorded ; 
also the relationship of deceased persons is often mentioned, adding to 
the value of the record. 

In transcribing, the original division into pages is preserved as 
well as the spelling and other peculiarities. 

References to pages are to the pages of the diary, not to those of 
this Journal. The first two pages were so much defaced that no 
effort is made to reproduce them. 

Jeremiah Weare, Jr., lived in York, Me., from 1757 to 1845. 
He was a farmer, mariner ; built a vessel and commanded it, being 
shipwrecked. He was one of the crew of a privateer ; served in the 

•"Ilio(n*apliical Notices,*' p. 130. For his military career vide Mass. Soldiers and 
Sailors, iii : p. 104, and Officers of the Continental Army, Hcitman, p. 116. 

56 Diary of Jeremiah Weare^ Jr. [Jan. 

Revolutionary army in the siege of Boston. He mentioDs his various 
occupations, so that the reader can form a fairly good idea of his 
varied life. He did not accumulate wealth, for he evidently was 
very glad to receive the pension in his later years. 

He had decidedly religious convictions, and evidently was an 
earnest member of his church. 

He was proud of his family descent, and in 1811 gave a brief 
synopsis of it, and more detailed account of his own immediate 
family, to the town clerk of York, which is now on file and can be 
seen in his handwriting. 

" Jeremiah Weare was born June 3, A.D. 1757. He was the son of 
Jeremiah, which was the son of Joseph, who lived about 87 years, which 
was the son of Elias who was said to be killed by the Indians near the east 
end of long sands (so called) in York, which was the son of Peter who was 
said to be killed when York was destroyed by the Indians.'' 

Peter^ Weare, b. 1618 ; came to York 1638 ; m. 1st, Ruth, dau. John 
and Ruth Gooch ; m. 2d, 1666, Mary, dau. Maj. John Davis. 
Children, by Ruth : 

I. Elizabeth.* v. Peter. 

it. Mary. vl. Nathaniel. 

iii. Hannah. vii. Ruth. 

iy. Fhebb. 

Children, by Mary : 

i. Daniel. 

2. iv. EuAS. 

li. Joseph. 

V. Sarah. 

iii. Mary. 

vi. Hopewell. 

\. Elias^ Weare, m. 1696, Magdalon, dau. Mainwaring and Mary 
(Moulton) Hilton of York. She was captured by the Indians in 
1693, carried to Canada, and after four years' captivity was released. 
Her first husband, Adams, had died. She m. Elias Weare, by whom 
she had six children. 10 Au/:^., 1707, he was killed by the Indians. 
She then m. John Webber. She d. 4 Feb., 1725-6. 
Children of Elias Weare : 

i. RuTH,3b. 6 Feb., 1696-7. 

ii. Elias, b. 10 Jan., 1698-9; d. 29 June, 1788. 

iii. Jeremiah, b. 13 Feb., 1700-1. 

iv. John, b. 16 Jan., 1702-3. 

3. V. J08KPH, b. 17 Mar., 1704-5. 
vi. Mary, b. 27 Mar., 1706-7. 

\. Joseph" Weare, m. 1728, Mary Webber, b. 15 Apr., 1710, dau. of 
Deacon Samuel and Elizabeth (Young) Webber. She d. 1778. He 
d. 18 Oct., 1791, aged 86 years. 
Children : 

4. i. Jeremiah,* b. 17 Mar., 1728-9. 
ii. Elias, b. 6 Mar., 1730-31. 

iii. John, b. 29 Nov., 1732. 

iv. Joseph, b. 21 Oct., 1734. 

V. Mary, b. 22 Nov., 1736. 

vi. Bathsheba, b. 31 Oct., 1738. 

vii. Mekcy, b. 6 Dec, 1740. 

vlli. Sarah, b. 6 June, 1743. 

ix. Daniel, b. 24 Jan., 1746-7. 

X. Phebe, b. 5 Dec, 1748. 

1901.] Diary of Jeremiah Weare^ Jr. 57 

4. Jeremiah* Weare, m. Sarah Preble, b. 1731, dau. of Samuel (or 

Joseph) Preble. She d. 14 May, 1801. He d. 28 March, 1821. 
Children : 

i. A Son,* d. when born. 
6. it. jEREsaAH, bap. 3 June, 1757. 

iii. Thkodork, b. 7 Sept., 1759; m. Hannah . Hed. IGMay, 1820. 

She d. 19 July, 1814. 
iv. Mary, b. 20 May, 1762. 
V. Timothy, b. 4 Aug., 1764; d. 6 Sept., 1791. 
vi. John, b. 22 June, 1766. 
vii. Samuel, b. 7 June, 1768. 
Till. Sarah, b. 28 Sept., 1770. 
ix. Mary, b. 26 Sept., 1773. 

5. Jeremiah* Weare, Jr., m. 18 May, 1779, Lucy Webber, b. lOJApr., 

1754, dau. of Nathaniel and Lucy (Bradbury) Webber. He d. Sept., 

Children : 

1. A SoN,« did not breathe life. 

ii, Lucy, b. 25 Oct., 1780. 

iU. William, b. 29 Aug., 1783(?) ; d. 16 Jan., 1848. 

iv. RUFUS, b. 2 April, 1784. 

V. Thbodosla, b. 26 Mar., 1786 ; m. 1 Aug., 1813, Theodore Wilson, son 

of Jonathan Wilson, 
vi. Betsey, b. 10 Mar., 1788. 
vii. MosEs, b. 10 Mar., 1790. 
viii. Timothy, b. 6 Mar., 1792. 
Iz. Jeremiah, b. 3 Jaly, 1794; d. 5 July, 1858 (?). 
X. Mary, b. 2 Sept., 1796. 
xi. Olive, b. 19 Sept., 1798. 

For children of William Weare, see page 86 of the Diary. 

[p. 3] 

Isiaac Stover Departed this present [life] August the 3th in the year 1788 
Elias Weare Departed this presen[t] Life the 29th Day of Jime in the 
y[ear ]7«8] said Elias was born in the year 1697 beig 91 years of age 
Ruth banks was born in the year 1697 to Elias Weare & Joseph Weare 
aged 92 or 3. 

[P- 4] 

5Jo8]hua Abbit was found Guilty* [by] the grand ioquist on the 29th 
une 1792 on the 3th Day of July [sajid Abbit was tried for his Life 
rbe]fore the Honored Judges for the [C]omon wealth of massachusetts 
[Jud]ges Denny, Sumner, panetin & Davis the Jury on their [oat]hs found 
abbit guilty for taking [awa]y the Life of moses guptale by [str] iking him 
one blow with a piece [of] sled side about 2 feet long [in]ches thick & 3 
inches wide sintance was red to him on [the] 4th in the morning, 
[p. 5] 

Brigs ordaine<l a [mi]ni8ter for the 2nd perish at york [Au]gust 23th 
1798 Afternoon thunder and [rain threa]tenning about Nine Hours and 
was the most rain fell on the Earth that ever was kno[wn] for the time by 
the oldest [peo]pel now Living July the 30th another on Com[mon] Great 
Rain Like a flootl the Earth on Common for [the] Season Scarce Ever was 
[seen] the Like August the 9th cold North Win[d] Frost att Night 
killed san & punkins vines but No ar but has killed in the ba Corn in a 
shocking manner the winter in the year 17 [83] December and in the year 
foll[owing] 178-4 being the same winter one of the hardest winters was Ever 

• See page 11. 

58 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [Jan. 

[p. 6] 

is one of the fmitf ulest [yeajrs that most was ever known or remembered 
the year of our Lord 1780 on [F]riday May the 19 Day was a small 
[s]prinklen of Rain the air seems to be [ioa]ded with Smoke which Smells 
very [strojng and it is so Dark that the best [ey]e sight could but Scarcely 
see to reed the latter and at newburyport it was Dark that the peopel ware 
obliged to light Candels to see to eat their Dinners moon was at the full 
and first part [th]e night total Dark so that no w g was purceiveabel. 

[Ver]v high winds on June the 25th [17]87 on Monday in the PM. the 
wind W 'to N S(E?) 

in afternoon august 20 1787 [rerjy remercable comit seen & [appea]rd 
for the Time 4 or 5 minits [ItJ api>eare<l to Rise from the ground [in] the 
N W and it passed over town [to] S £. £. ward the appears like the ship 
the blaze was seen when 


[Jeremi]ah [Weare Juner was] Born in the year of our Lonl 1757 fri- 
day the third of Ju[ne] Lucy Weare wife of said Jere[miah] was Bom 
wednewlay the tenth of April in the year 1754 Said Jeremiah Weare 
Juner and Lucy Webber Entered into M[arriage] tuesday May the 18th 
Day in the year 1779 Our first Child was bom Tue[sday] October the 26 
1779 which was a but never Breathwl Life in this w[orld] our Second 
Child was Ik)m wed[ne8day] October the 2o 1780 Daughter Lu[cy] our 
third Child Was Born thursd[ay] August th 29 Day in the year 17[83] a 
son William our fourth [child] was Bora April the [second] on Tuesday 
1784 a son [Rufus] Our Fifth was born March 26, 1786 on Sabbath Day 
a [dau]ghter theodosia.* 
[p. 8] 

very ow snow till the last of the month 

EJa]uuary 1785 some snow not over [h]ard weather february Snow upon 
s]now8 windy & wind to the N. [dr]ifts such as scarce ever was [8ee]n 
before march still cold & [wi]ndy tbe snow continous three [fee]t Deep 
upon a level but 4 feet Drifts the 23 & 24 of March severe [co]ld and 
windy as Ever was Remem[bere]d by the aged people that are Living 
Aprill still holds co[l(l] snow is so Deep at the 15th of [this] instant that 
the cattle cant out of the Road this Day there [p]lauk steaded down from 
peter [Litt]lefiel(ls mill to Cape naddick [Riv]er on the 21 of this inseant 
f h]alled 2 oak Loags Dawn the Roa[d] load upon the crust it being hard 
Enough to beare the oxen 

[To be continued.] 



Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, Esq., of Walpole, N. H. 
[Continued from page 439.] 

Whereas, it is very desirable, by every well wisher to every religions 
institution, that every necessary and decent provision for the accommodation 
and utility of its members, should be ma<le ; and whereas we, the subscribers, 
understand that the Sacramental Table, in the congregational Jileeting house, 

• See other children recorded p. 30 of this diary. 


First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. 


in this Town is now and ever has been wholly unfurnished with suitable 
vesuU ioT the decently and conveniently celebrating the Grospel Institution 
of the Lord's Supper ; Therefore, we the undersigned, severally engage to 
pay to IMr. Royal Earl, the sum annexed to our respective names for the 
sole puqxMe of purchasing all necessary furniture for said Table. The said 
fomitore, purchased as aforesaid, shall be the sole property of the congre- 
gational church for their public use and benefit forever. 

Rockingham 2^ March, 1819— 

Samuel Ober 


Sam* Nourse 


John Stoel 


Hezek*» Rice 


Nathan* Clark 


Calvin Webb 


Alevan'^ CampbeU 


R. Wadsworth 


Royal Earl 


Eber Steams 


Ovid Lovell 


Eben' Lock 


Samuel Gowing 


Asa Black 


Elutheria Felt 


J. Whiting 


Samuel W. Goodridge 


Warren Felt 


£lii Evans 


Xeno° Earl 


Eli Evans Jr 


J. H. CampbeU 


Moses Hill 


D. Pulsipher 


Nathan Weston 


D. Pulsipher Jr 


Joseph Muzzy 


Asa Stoel 


Alexan*^' S. CampbeU 


Isaac Shepherd 


William Stearns 


Abr°> Easterbrooks 


Peter Nourse 


Mary Earl 


Josiah Drury 


Asa Lock 


Daniel Nourse 


Eleaz' Kendall 


Luther Webb 


Oren Lock 


John L. Richards 


John Wiley 2°^ 


W" Rollins 




Math. Miller 





Brought forward 

In a<ldition to the foregoing, the Female Society advanced three DoUars 
and purchase<l the Baptismal Bason. Mrs. Eunice Richards gave the Table 
cloth and two smaU Napkins, or towels. The whole furniture, in addition 
to foregoing, consists of two large Tankard Pots, four Cups, two with 
handles, and two small Platters. 

Directions for cleansing the foregoing vessels. 

Take a piece of fine woolen cloth ; upon this put as much sweet oil as 
will prevent its rubbing dry ; with these rub them well on every part ; then 
wipe them smartly with a soft dry linen rag, until they are quite clean, and 
rub them off with soft wash-leather and whiting. N.B. If convenient, wash 
them in boiling water and soap, just before they are rubbed with wash- 
leather and whiting. This would take off the oil more effectually and make 
the engraving look brighter. 

Capt. Thomas Gould, procured the subscriptions, collected and paid over 
the same to Mr. Royal Earl. 

VOL. LV. 5 

60 First Church of Rockingkanij Vt. [Jan. 

At a meeting of the Church of Christ, according to special warning, on 
the third day of Ap^ AD. 1820, Brother Samuel Ober was unanimously 
chosen to the office of first Deacon ; and Brother John Stoel was also unan- 
imously chosen to the office of second Deacon ; and both accepted. The 
church also voted, at the request of Sister Urania B. Stoughton, who was 
Urania B. Richards to reconmiend her to the Church of Christ in Gill, in 
Massachusetts, and directed their Pastor to make out such a Letter accord- 
ingly. The church then formed itself into the concert of prayer ; and the 
meeting then closed. Elijah Wollage, Moder. 

The above Letter I made out AprU 20"» AD. 1820. 

Elijah Wollage, Pas. 

June 11*^ 1820 — The church unanimously expressed their desire to become 
a member of the County consociation of churches in this county. For that 
purpose made choice of Dea. Samuel Ober to represent them with their 
Pastor in said consociation in convention on the third Tuesday of June 
current. E. Wollage, Moder. 

June 20 AD 1820 — The above request by Dea. Samuel Ober and the 
Pastor of the church was laid before the consociation and this church was 
receiv'd a member and became united to that body. 

attest Elijah Wollage Pastor. 

Nov. 11*** 1820 — The church met according to appointment, it being also 
their annual meeting, and Voted, 

1"* to discontinue for the future their informing committee. 

2. Voted to continue Br. H. C. Day their clerk. 

3. Chose a committee of fivG to enquire into certain reports respecting two 
of the church. The meeting was dissolve<l. 

attest E. Wollage, Moderator. 

February S** 1821 — The aforesaid committee made report, that they 
found no serious difficulties — or in other words, much less than they ex- 
pecte<l and the business was settled. E. Wollage, Mod'. 

4"* March 1821. We stopped after service and voted to give Mr. 
Epaphras Ripley a letter as he requested. 

I made out the letter. Elijah Wollage, Mod'. 

June 3, 1821 — The Church made choice of Brother Samuel Gowin to re- 
present them in the Consociation on the third Tuesday in June current. 

attest Eluah Wollage Modr*. 

June 1821 — Present number of the church is 48. 

June 19 1821 — This church met by their Pastor & delegate the Consocia- 
tion at Wardsborough. E. Wollage Modr\ 

Rockingham AD, 1818. 

Members received into the church in full communion by Elijah Wollage. 

Eluthera Felt Lord's day, Nov' 29, in her sick 

She died Ap^ 5, 1819 Consumption. 

Epaphras Ripley removed By letter. 

Anna, his wife. 

Eunice Richards, wife of Edward 

Eli Evans, and Hannah,* his wife. * dead. 


First Church of Rochinghamy Vt. 


Joanna Stoel, wife of John Stoel. 

Lone Felt, wife Eliphalet Felt. 

Jodah Dmry, 

Sally Stodard, widow. 

Anna Muzzy, wife of Joseph Muzzy. 

Sarah Evans, wife of Eli Evans Jr. 

Moses Hill and Lydia, his wife. 

Thomas Gould and Caroline, his 

Henry C. Day and Hannah, his 

Nabby Phillips, widow. 

David Pulsipher, Jr. 

Lucy Pulsipher, single. 

Philena Pulsipher, single. 

Nathan Weston and Hannah, his 

Urana B. Richards, single. 

Sally Pulsipher, widow. 

Samuel Cowing and Elizabeth^ his 

Annis Nourse, wife of Philip 




Removed by joining the Baptist 

g © 2 


Eunice Keith*, wifeof Grindal Keith. June 20^ 1819 

Sarah Whiting, widow. 
Marcy Clark, wife of Nath^ Clark. 
Sarah B. Well age, single. 
Sophia Wollage, single. 
Nancy M. Barron, single. 
Lucy Stoel, wife of Asa Stoel, by 

Peter Nourse and Lydia, his wife. 
Abigail Lake, wife of Henry Lake 

Harriet Lovell, wife of Ovid 

Also Susan Billings, widow. 

Eli Evans, Jr. 

Lucy Nourse, wife of David 

removed By letter, 
removed By letter. 





^ « 

« ^ S 

S3 2 

Removed, June 1"* 1820. 
3 by death and by letter one — 4^ leaves 45, the present number. 

E. Wollage, Pastor. 

Received into full communion. 
.Jane Shepherd, wife of Major Shep- 
herd. Sep* 3"* 1820. 

62 First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. [Jan. 

Received into full communioa. 
Mr* Betsey Emery, wife of Zacheus 
Emery. Nov. 5"» 1820. Com. day. 

Reed into full communion. 
Philip Nourse and Joseph Muzzy. May G"* 1821. Com. day. 

June, 1821. The present members of the church is 48. 

1821. Receiv** into full communion. 

M' Iliram Davis. 

John Lock Richards. jx^ Novo 

Nabby Richards, wife of John L. . , ,j 

Richards, 2821 

and Miss Bridget Pierce, single 

and the widow Lydia Boynton, by T 1 1* 1821 

Letter from Springfield. ^ 

Removed 1 By joining to the Baptist and 2 By letter — leaves 50 the 
present number, January, 1822. 

Received into full communion the widdo Huldey Smith, December the 4 

December the 4 1825. 

Thomas Ciould and Ely Evans, J"*, was cut of from this Curch. 


Li October, 1830, there were admitted to this church by B*^ Bradford 

Kancy S. Lock. Bai)tized. > , ^ . 

A 1 • -1 nr TM ^ by profession. 

Abigail M. Mason. ) 


May. Tliere were admitted to this church communion day. 

Zacheriah Gilson. ] 

Eunice Gilson. I |^ , 

Abigjul Mason. | ^ 

Adeline Severence. J 

July 9. It being communion day. Sister Selima Stearns was received 
into full communion with this church. By letter. 
Sept 10. Communion day. 
Nov 12. Communion Season. 

1838. At a communion season Brother Joel Brown was received to the 
communion & fellowship of this chh by profession. 

On the previs preparatory Lecture day was chosen Moderator 

B. White. 

A. D. 1818. 
Baptisms by Elijah Wollage. 
Gratia Maria, daughter of Mr. John Barre and Thankful his wife. 
Sept. W^ 1818. 

1901.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 63 

Ann Eliza, daughter of Mr. Henry Lake and Abigail his wife. Maitsh 
14"» 1819. 
Epaphras Ripley, adult j» «o ^ 

Sally Pulsipher, adult ^ J* S S 

Caroline Gould, adult. 

Lucretia Sanderson, 

Charles Merril, 2 

Loel Read, 1 2 

John Stoel, «4> 

children of Mr. Thos. Gould ►»! 

and Caroline his wife. '^ 

Also Henry, Olive, Laura, Sophia, ;Ss' 

Harriet and Warren Felt, children of §2 

Mr. £11 Evans Jr and Sally his wife. ^ <o 

George Henry, 
Charles Weaver, 
Elizabeth Stowell, 
Samuel Woods, 
and Laura, J 

Edward Lucius, Frederic, Henry 
and Norman, the children of Henry 
C. Day and Hannah his wife. 

Also Elvira, Lewis and Dana, the 
children of David Pulsipher Jun' 
and Rebeccah his wife. 

Also Maria, the daughter of Thos 
Gould and Caroline, his wife. 

Also Mary, the daughter of Susan 
Billings, widow. 

James, Sally, George Henry, Nel- 
son, Moses, Joseph and Charles 

Lucy Nourse, wife of David Nourse. 

Baptized Joanna Berry, daughter 
of John Berry and Thankful, his wife. 

Also Frederick Solon, Franklin 
Corey and Martha, the three children 
of Ovid Lovell and Harriet his wife. 

I prefixed the name of Harriet to 
Martha, the daughter of Mr. Ovid 
Lovell and Harriet his wife, named 
above. Not by rebaptism. That 
might not be proper. 








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Lord's day 

Sept 24, 1820. 

64 First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. [Jan* 

Baptized Nov. 5, 1820. 

Betsey Emery, wife of Mr. Zacheus 
1821 July 1*. Baptized. 

Mr. Hiram Davis. 

Mrs. Nabby Richards, wife John 
Lock Richards, and Miss Bridget 
Pierce, single woman. 
1821, July 1«*. Baptized. 

Melinda Ann, Simon Stevens, and 
Helen Frances, the children of Mr. 
Hiram Davis and Melinda his wife. 

Elvira, daughter of Henry Laka 
Junior and Abigail his wife. Aug* 12, 1821. 

Baptized By Sylvester Sage Nov. 6 1821. 
Henry son of Tlio* Gould & Caroline his Wife. 

A. D. 1818. — Marriages. 
Windham CourUy SS. State of Vermord. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham, in said County, on the tenth day 
of August, A.D. 1818, Mr. John H. Campbell and Miss Mary M^'Elvain 
both of s** Rockingham were duly joined in wedlock by me 

Elijah Wollage, Min. of Gros. 
Windham County SS, State of Vermont, 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 18^** day 
of Sept', A.D. 1818, Mr. Elijah Davis and Miss Nancy Tyler both of said 
Rockingham, were duly joined in wedlock by me Elijah Wollage, 

IVIinister of the Gospel. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered that at Rockingham in said County, on the 3** day of 
December, A.D. 1818, Mr. Jonas Fish and Miss Betsey Dagget both of 
said Rockingham, were duly married by me, Elijah Wollage, 

Min. of Gospel. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 3^ day of 
March, 1819, Mr. Warren Wheeler of Westmoreland in the County of 
Cheshire and State of New Hampshire, and Miss Betsey Wood of Rock- 
ingham af *, were duly joined in wedlock by me, Elijah Wollage, 

Minister of the Gospel. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 21* day 
of June, A.D. 1819, Mr. David Wiley of Landgrove, in the County of 
Bennington and State aforesaid and Mrs. Submit Fish of Rockingham af* 
were duly joined in wedlock by me, Elijah Wollage, 

Min. of the Gospel. 
Windham County SS, State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 24"* day 
of Sept., A.D. 1819, M'. Ira Stoughon [Stoughton?] of Gill, in the County 
of Franklin and Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Miss Urania B. 

1901.] Holla of Artificers at Louisburg. 65 

Richards of Rockingham in the County of TVindham af^ were duly joined 
in wedlock by me. Eluah Wollage, Min. of Gos. 

Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 28 day 
of Novem., A.D. 1819, Mr. Joseph Whiting and Miss Clarissa Webb, both 
of said Rockingham, were duly joined in wedlock by me. 

Elijah Wollage, 
Min. of y* Gospel. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Rockingham in said County, on the 5^ day 
of March, A.D. 1820, Mr. Pearley Fassett of Springfield in the County of 
Windsor and State af^ and Miss Esther Gowing of Jaffrey and State of 
I^ew Hampshire were duly joined in wedlock by me 

Elijah Wollage, Min. 

State of Vermont. 

Windham County SS. Be it remembered that, at Rockingham in said 

County on the 14"* day of September 1820, M'. Leonard Walker and Miss 

Betsey Read, both of said Rockingham were duly joined in wedlock by me 

Elltah Wollage, Minister. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that at Rockingham in said County, on the 4^ day 
of March A.D. 1821, Mr. Oliver Wheelock of said Rockingham and Miss 
Susan Gould of Middlebury in the State afores^ were duly joined in wed- 
lock by me. Eluah Wollage, Min. 
Windham County SS. State of Vermont. 

Be it remembered, that, at Grafton in said County on the 10*^ day of 
July A.D. 1821, Mr. Peter Nourse and Miss Grata Emory, both of said 
Grafton, were duly joined in wedlock by me Elijah Wollage, 

Minister of the Gospel 
in Rockingham in s* 
(End of Records of Rev. Elijah Wollage.) 

[To be continued.] 


Transcribed by Francis Evekbtt Blakb, Esq., of Boston. 

A List of the Men that were Employed in Clearing the Hospital Wells & 
Covering the French Dead People by the Gen^ Possative Orders Sept' 
l&^ 1745 viz 

Christopher Dempsey 1 at 6/ 6 

Richard Thomas 1 6 


Rolls of Artificers at Louisburg. 


Aaron Easte 

L 6 

Sam^ Frere 

L 6 

Edw** Stinflon ] 

L 6 

Thorn. Battle ] 

L 6 

Thorn. Barnard ] 

L 6 

Obadiah Maxfield ] 

L 6 

George Harris 

L 6 

Dan^ Marscraft 1 

I 6 

Dan^ Herrick 1 

L 6 

& making 2 Coffins 


Lonisbonrgr Sept 21«» 1745 
The abovenamed Dan' Herrick made oath that the above Persons were 
duly employed according to the above Ace" before J. Dwioht 


Pay Daniel Herrick Foor pounds four Shillings New England Currency 
Old Ten' to be by Him immediately repaid to the Respective Men Bom on 
this We are Gent** Your Humb. Sert** 

To the Hon^^ Lt. Gen' Pepperrell John Storrr 1 p ^ 

— Williams J ^^^ 

Treasurer &c. 



I approve of the Above pay List Ace' & Draft 
W Shirley 

Louisbourg Sept™ 25 1745 
Rec* of the Hon : ^^« S' W" Pepperrell Bar' Four pounds four Shillings 
N. England Currency old Ten' in full of the within ace' 

4:4: Daniel Herrick 

Witnesses Joseph Hurdley 
John Storer 

A List of the artifisiers & Labourares belong to Coll Sam^ Moores 
Regim' Employd in y® Repairs of y® Garrison of Louisbourg from y® 23** 
Sep' to y« 12"» Octo' 1745. Viz : 

Jn® Light oversier 18 Days 12/ 

Carpenters Jn® Yong 18 Do 9/ 

Ab°* Stockbridge 17 Do 9/ 

Jn® Foulsem 1 Do 

ElizerCoIlen 4 Do 9/ 

£ s d 

8- 2 




Jam' Gilmen 

6 Do 



Ebnez'^ Sinkler 

7 Do 


3- 3 

Clemt Moodey 

4 Do 



Ek* Battles 

6 Do 



Mossess Longe 

10 Do 



Jer: Vesey 

4 Do 



Jos: Dudley 

7 Do 


3- 3 

Jno Ladd 

3 Do 


1- 7 

Labourers Jn» Gibson 

5 Do 





1901.] Solh ofArtificen at Louisburg. 67 

Jn* Foirist 

14 Do 


4- 4 

W"» Present 

5 Do 



Benj: Robbinson 

3 Do 



Josiah Samburn 

10 Do 



Jam* Gording 

95 Do 



Dan» Kelly 




Jos : Ackers 




Rob* Gorden 

6 Do 



Elip* QiDby 

2 Do 



Jos : Dodlow Ju' 

1 Do 


Calip Northen 

3 Do 



Jos: Wood 

2 Do 



- 19- 7- 

Jn« Ellit 

2 Do 



Jos : Follsem 

4 Do 


1- 4 

Enoch Chase 

1 Do 


Jonas Addesen 

6 Do 



Jos : George 

8 Do 



Mastin Sambel 




Rob' Swett 

2 Do 



Mosis Davis 

1 Do 


Isaac Lofkin 

2 Do 



Jn^ Been 




Thorn* Jamsen 

4 Do 


1- 4 

Jn« Ruck 

1 Do 


Sam^ Easman 

2 Do 



Thorn* Laysey 

1 Do 


Job Williams 

8 Do 



Jos : Weed 

6 Do 



83- 2- 

Colo Nath" Messer^ 

ell Days at 




Louisbourg Oct 13, 1745 
John Light made oath that the Men Born on this List have been Duly 
Employd in the Service on the Repairs of this Garrison & that they have 
rec^ no Consideration therefor Jurat Coram W"* Williams 

Exam- & Humbly Certiflod 1 1| J J Jf^'^^^^"^^ Overseers 

[Endorsed] Louisbourg Oct 16 1745 


Pursuant to his Excell^ Gover" Shirley's Power to me to Draw on you 
Ac and According to his Approbation hereunder be Pleased to Pay to Mr. 
John Ligl t Overseer to be Distributed to the Workmen on the other side 
acconting '.o their Respective sums, the sum of Eighty Nine pounds four- 
teen shilli igs old Ten' and Take his Receipt before Witness 

1 am Sir Your very hum^ Serv^ 

I. II. Bastide 

To Th6j lIon»^^« S' WUliam Pepperell 

I approve of this Pay List and Draught 

W. Shiblet 



Holls of Artificers at Louiaburg. 


Received of W° Pepperrell Eighty nine pounds and fourteen Shillings 
in full for this accot 

W"» Williams Per Jn* Light 

Jer. Moulton 
Louisbourg Octob' 17*^ 1745 


A List of Labourers Belonging to Coo^ moltons Regiment Imployed on 
the Repairs of his majestis garrison at Luisbourg from the 23: day of 
September to the 12 day of October 1745 Boath days included 


8 d 

Joseph fairbanks over seear 
Sam' WUlcot 



at 12: 

per day 







daniel Boals 





1: 4:0 

John fowl 






James Holland 






Ebn' Barges 






Philip tray 





5: 2:0 

Cuff manis 






george Byrum 
Nath* HiU 





1: 4:0 

Charls wiDchester 






arthur Churchwood 





5: 2:0 

John Butler 





1: 4:0 

Ez' Horny 






Buben moore 






andrew mallit 





5: 2:0 

Isral Hayward 





4: 4:0 

Benj" Pemul 





3 : 18 : 

Jeams Linsa 




: d 

5: 2:0 

James Ebens(?) 






Joseph wood 





1: 1:0 

W" Eveleth 





1: 4: 

John Holton 




: d 


W™ Andrus 






david fuller 






John french 





2: 8: 

Isaac Brown 





6: 8: 

amos manton 





3: 0:0 

John Boroan 






Joseph Walker 






John majory 






Samuel Emory 




: d 

3: 6:0 

Jessa Thomas 




:• d 


Jonathan Robing 




: d 


francos moore 




: d 


Bichard Newhall 




: d 

1: 4:0 

110: 5:0 

Louisbourg Oct' 15"» 1745 

Joseph Fairbanks made oath that the Severall Labourers born on this 
List and he as overseer duly wrought the time above Expressed on the 


Holls of Artificers at Louisburg. 


jRepairs of this- Garrison and that they have not before Rec^ any Con- 
sideration therefor before John Stobeb 

Exm- & Humbly Certified { g** J^^|^^ } Overseew 


Fiirsnant to his Excell^ Govern' Gov' Shirley's Power to me to Draw 
on you &c and According to his Approbation hereunder be Pleas'd to 
Pay to M' Joseph Fairbanks Overseer on the Works, the sun on One Hun- 
dred and ten pounds five shillings old Ten' to be by him Distributed to the 
Workmen on the other side according to their respective sums, and Take 
his Receipt before Witness 

I am Sr Your very humb Servt 

I. H. Bastide 
To The Hon"* Sr William pepperrell 

I approve of this Pay List and Draught 

W. Shirley 
Louisbourg Octob' 17«» 1745 
Received of William Pepperrell one hundred & ten pounds & five Shil- 
lings in full for the above Per Joseph Fairbanks 

Attest '^^^' ^0^^^ 
Simon Lothrop 

A List of the Labourers and Artificers belonging to Coll^ Shubal Gor- 
ham's Regiment Employed on the Repairs of the Island Battery belonging 
to His Majesties Garrison at Louisbourg from Monday Oct^ 9 to Sattarday 
Oct*>14, 1745. 

Lieut Coll® John Gorham Overseer 
Theophilus Pain Carpenter 
William Willcut Labourer 

Samuel Chiles 


Ignatius Smith 


William Ford 


Jonas Marks 


Simeon Tanner 


Ebenz*- Wang 


Jacob Paul 


Nathan Lombard 


Samuel Combs 


Joshua Gross 


Nathan Gibbs 


Samuel BSSset*'- 


James Wall^ef ^^ 


Silas Blussii^**' 


Ruben PitSW 
William iSffcHer 



James Witherell Mason 

6 Days 

at 12/ 


6 Do 



6 Do 



2 Do 



6 Do 



2 Do 



1 Do 


0- 6 

2 Do 



3 Do 



2 Do 



4 Do 


1- 4 




2 Do 



1 Do 


0- 6 




8 Do 



2 Do 



1 Do 


0- 6 

1 Do 


0- 6 

1 Do 


0- 9 

Old Tenor 19-1 

Hun^ly Certifyed to the truth of the above Acct Errors Excepted 
\ John Gorham 



70 Richard Warren of the Mayfloioer. [Jan. 

Louisbourg Oct* 17«* 1745 
Col^ John Goreham made oath that the Men bom on this List have been 
duly Employed in the Semee the Time above Expressed on the Repairs at 
the Island Battery and that they have Rec** no Consideration therefor 

Before W" Williams 

Examd & Humbly Certified \ ^^ ^ ^^^ Overseer 


Pursuant to his Excelly Grovem' Shirley's Power to me to Draw on yon 
&C, and according to his approbation hereunder, be Pleased to Pay to Lieut 
Coll® John Gorham the Sura of Nineteen pounds one Shilling old Ten' to 
be by him Distributed to the Workmen on the other side According to their 
Respective Sums, and take his Receipt before Witness 

I am Sir Yo' Very humb Sarv* 

I. H. Bastide 

To The non^»« S' William Pepperrell 

I approve of this Pay List and Draught 

W. Shirlet 

Louisbourg Oct' 18, 1745 
Rec'' of Sir William Pepperrell nineteen pounds 1/ in full of the 
preceding acct John Gorhaic 

Witnesses AV" Williams 

Andrew Lemir[?] 


By Mrs. "Washinoton A. Roeblino, of Trenton, New Jersey. 

Richard AVarren, the first of the Warren name in America, sailed from 
Plymouth, Eng., in the historic ** Mayflower," 6 September, 1620 (O. S.). 
He was not ot the Leyden Company, but joined the Pilgrims from Lon- 
don,* and he was one of the signers of the Compact framed in the cabin 
of the " Mayflower " while in Cape Co<l Ilarlwr, which was the first plat- 
form of civil government in the new world, and which converted the band of 
unknown adventurers into an immortal Commonwealth. Morton, in his 
New England's Memorial, prints his name as twelfth in the list of signers, 
and Prince in his New England Chronology adds the honorable prefix of 
" Mr." from the Register at the end of BradfonVs folio manuscript He 
was one of the third exploring party which was surprised by the Indians,t 
18 DecoinlK-r, 1620, at the spot since known as "The First Encounter/'^ 
and, tech uicjilly speaking, he was one of the first to land at Plymouth, 21 
December, 1620, on what might be called the birth-day of New England. 

Under tlie land division of 1623, Richard Warren's apportionreient, at 
one of the ** Mayflower" passengers, fell in the north side of the towTi with 

• Arber's Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, 355. \ 

t Goodwin's Pilgrim Republic, 90. i 

t This was the first eycut in the Indian wars of New Eneland.^Bodf e*8 SoLCUert in 
Kmg Philip's War. J 


1901.] Richard Warr$n of the Mayflower. 71 

TTilb'am White, Edward Winslow, John Goodman, John Cracks ton, John 
Alden, Marie Chilton, Captain Myles Standish, Francis Eaton, Henry 
Sampson and Humilitie Cooper* ; and under those who came in the 
**Aiin," his lands were "on the other side of the towne towards Eele 
River," where he made his home, in the section later known as Wellings- 
ley or Hobshole, and where he died in 1628. He also owned land along 
the shore of the present Warren's Cove.t 

He was one of the nineteen signers of the Compact who survived the first 
winter. A cotemporaneous authority described him as *^ grave Richard 
Warren," " a man of integrity, justice and uprightness, of piety and serious 
leligion," and as " a useful instrument during the short time he lived, 
bearing a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the plantation." ( 

He married in England, Elizabeth ,§ who followed him to Ply- 
mouth in the "Ann" in 1623, accompanied by her daughters. Mrs. 
Warren was rated in the Plymouth tax list of 1632-3, and was one of the 
first purchasers of Dartmouth. A study of the early Plymouth records 
leads to the conclusion that she was a woman of force and social position in 
the community, and she is therein usually spoken of as " Mistress " Eliza- 
beth Warren, a designation by no means common. And she is one of the 
rare instances in that early colony of continued widowhood. A glimpse of 
one side of her domestic life is to be had in connection with the prosecution 

• Plymouth Colony Records, XII., 4-6. 

t Davie's Landmarks of Plymouth, part I., 327. 

i Morton's New England Memorial. 

f Her maiden name is not known. In the Warren Genealogy, published in 1854 by 
Dr. John Collins Warren, her name is given as £lizabeth Juatt. While it is true that 
a certain Richard Warren of Greenwich in Kent married Elizabeth, daughter of 

Irat and widow of Marsh, as appears in the 1620 visitation of Devon, there is no 

proof that that Richard Warren is the one who came to Plymouth. The late Horatio 
Gates Somerby, who supplied the abstracts and copies of English records used by Dr. 
Warren, told mc not nianv years before his death that he did not see proof sheets of Dr. 
Warren's book, and that he did not identify the Richard Warren of Plymi»iith and the 
John Warren of Watertown as the Richard and the John Warren of the Devoushiro 
visitation. In the tabular pedigree at the end of Ur. Warren's book, he has assumed 
that the Richard and John of the visitation pedigree were the New England men. At 
the time when that book was published it was not unusual to assume connection with 
English families on evidence as slight as the similarity of names. Modern critical re- 
searches have overthrown many ot such assumptions. 

In this same tabular pedigree }*eter Warren of Boston (great grand-father of Gen. 
Joseph Warren, who was killed at Bunker Hill), is given as the son of John Warren of 
Watertown. The late Dr. Henry Bond, compiler of Watertown Genealogies, told me 
that he had found ample proof that Peter Warren was not the son of John oi Watertown. 
-John Ward Dean. 

In 1872 the Harlcian Society published an edition of the Devonshire Visita- 
tion of 1620, and in this edition the much discussed Warren pedigree appeared, 
wUh the statement, " Inserted by later hand." That it was not the work of the 
▼isUing: heralds of 1G20, and that the John and Richard, named as sons of 
Christopher Warren of the pedigree, are not identical with Richard Warren of 
the Mayflower, and John Warren of Watertown, is clear from the following 
facts: Christopher Warren married Alice Webb, 15 June, 1613. His second 
•OB, John, was born In 1617, hence not the John Warren, " aged about 45 years," 
who emigrated to Massachusetts in 1630, in the fleet with Saltonstall, and be- 
came the founder of the Warrens of Watertown. Richard, the third son of 
Christopher Warren, was baptized at Sydenham Dararell, 15 August, 1619, and 
was five } ears younger than his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth March, who was not 
liceoaed .o marry her first husband until 1629. The license reads: "March, 
Francis, irent., of Stepney, bachelor, 26, and Elizabeth Ivatt of St. Botolph, 
Aldgate, spinster, 15, daughter of Oliver Ivatt, deceased, consent of Hujjh Bour- 
man her father (in law), at Westham, Essex, 20 August, 1629." (London Mar- 
riage Lfdeuses.) This first marriage of Elizabeth (Ivatt) March was (iue year 
after Ki :hard Warren, the Mayflower Pilgrim, had died at Plymouth, Mas- 
■dimet :.s. — J. Grai^ville Leach. 
















72 Richard Warren of the Mayflower. [Jan. 

by the General Court of her servant, Thomas Williams, 5 July, 1635, for 
<* speaking profane & blasphemous speeches against y^ majestie of God." 
'< There being some dissention between him and his dame, she after other 
dungs, exhorted him to fear God <& doe his duty."* Upon the marriage 
of her daughters, Mrs. Warren conveyed to their respective husbands certain 
lands, variously located at Eel River and Wellingsly.f She died at Ply- 
mouth, 2 October, 1673, aged above ninety years. For some unknown 
reason, unless there is a mistake in the record, she was not buried until the 
twenty-«econd day after her death, when it was entered on the records that 
she, '* haueing lined a godly life, came to her graue as a shoke of com fully 

Children of Richard and Elizabeth Warren : 

Mart Warren,* m. Robert Bartlett. 
Ann Warren, m. Thomas Little. 
Sarah Warren, m. John Cooke, Jr. 
Elizabeth Warren, m. Richard Church. 
Abigail Warren, m. Anthony Snow. 
Nathaniel Warren, b. In 1624 ; d. 1667. 
vii. Joseph Warren, b. before 22 May, 1627 ; d. 1689. 

2. Mart Warren' {Richard}) was born in England, and accompanied 
her mother to New England in the ship " Ann," arriving at Ply- 
mouth in July, 1623. She married in 1628, Robert Bartlett, a 
fellow passenger on the ** Ann," and they became the ancestors of 
the well-known Bartlett family of Plymouth Colony. Mr. Bartlett 
died in 1676, aged seventy-three, and his wife survived a few years. 
Children, born at Plymouth § : 

i. Benjamin Bartlett,' m. 1st, 1656, Sarah, only daughter of Love 

Brewster by his wife Sarah Collier; 2d, about 1678. Cicely ; 

settled In Duxbury, where he was selectman, collector of the excise 
8 June, 1604, and representative to the General Court of Plymouth in 
1686. He d. in 1691; inventory of his estate taken 28 Aug., 1691. 
His grandson, Samuel Bartlett, Jr., was an officer at Louisburg, and 
died in 1750, aged 59. 

ii. JosKPH Bartlett, b. 1638; m. Hannah, dau. of Gabriel Fallowell, b. 
1638; d. 12 March, 1710. He died at Plymouth, 13 February, 1711. || 

lii. Rerrcca Bartlett, m. 20 Dec, 1649, as first wife. Sergeant William 
Harlow, '* one of the most prominent and public-spirited citizens of 
Plymouth," many years selectman, and a deputy from Plymouth to 
the General Court of the Colony in 1673 and 1676. He d. 26 Aug., 
1691, aged 67 years. He was tlie progenitor of the Harlow family of 
the United States. She died about 1657-8.** 

iv. Mary Bartlett, m. Ist, 10 Sept., 1651, Richard Foster of Plymouth; 
2d, 8 July, 1659, Lieutenant Jonathan Moi-ey of Plymouth, who d. 
19 May, 1708, aged 76. 

V. Sarah Bartlett, m. 23 Dec, 1656, Samuel Rider, Jr. of Plymouth. 

vi. Elizabeth Bartlett, d. Feb., 1713; m. 26 Dec, 1661, Anthony 
Sprague of Hingham. He d. 3 Sept., 1719. Through them descends 
the poet, Charles Sprague, whose father, Samuel Sprague, was one 
of the party that threw the tea into Boston Harbor. ft 

vii. Lydia Bartlett, b. 8 June, 1647; d. before 1693; m. Ist, James 

• Plymoufh Colony liecords, I., 36. 
t Ibid XII., 27, 63. 

i Plymouth Colony Records, VIH., 86. 
J Wiu8or*8 History of Duxbury. 

11 For descendants see Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, p. 367. . 

•♦ See Keoistee, XIV., 227-2i3, for extended sltetch of the Harlow Famil; *■, 
ft* For further account of this family see Hosea Sprague's account of the' iHingham 

1901.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 73 

Banieby of Plymonth;* 2d, as second wife, John Nelson of Ply- 
Till. Mary Bartlett, b. 10 March, 1650; m. 25 Dec., 1668, John Ivey of 

3. Ann Warren" {Richard})^ was bom in England about 1612t ; was a 
passenger in the ^'Ann/' and married 19 April, 1633, Thomas 
Little of Plymoutli. Mr. Little was impressed into the military 
company of Plymouth in August, 1643 ; removed to Marshfield in 
1650, and there died 12 March, 1671. Under date of August, 
1652, he conveyed the house and lot at Eel River, which he had 
by marriage, to Richard Foster, t 
Children : 

I. Isaac LrrrLB,* b. at Plymouth, 1646; d. at Marshfield, 29 Dec, 1699; 

m. Bethia , who d. 3 Sept., 1718. He was chosen lieutenant of 

the Plymouth county militia, 7 July, 1681, and made a member of the 
council-of-war of the colony, 14 Aug., 1689, serving in that body 
durinf; the troubles incident to King William's war, and represented 
Marshfield in the General Court from 1685 until 1691. George Little, 
a distinguished naval officer during the Revolution and subsequent, 
was of this branch. 

ii. Thomas Littlr, a member of Captain Michael Peirse's Company of 
Plymouth Colony troops,§ was slain in King Philip's war, at Beho- 
both, 26 March, 1676. 

ill. Ephraim Little, b. Marshfield, 17 May, 1650; d. at Scituate, 24 Nov., 
1717; m. 22 Nov., 1672, Mary, dan. of Samuel Sturtevant of Ply- 
mouth, b. 7 Dec, 1651; d. at Scituate, 10 Feb., 1717. Their eldest 
son Ephraim was graduated at Harvard in 1695, and became pastor 
of the church at Plymouth, where he d. 24 Nov., 1723. 

It. Samuel Little, b. 1656; m. 18 May, 1682, Sarah, dau. of Edward Gray 
of Plymouth by his wife, Mary Winslow,|| b. 12 Aug., 1659. 

T. Hannah Little, m. 25 January, 1661, ^ Stephen Tilden of Marshfield. 
Hon. Joseph Tilden of Boston descends through this line. 

vi. Mbkcy Little, buried at Marshfield, 10 Feb., 1693; m. Nov., 1666, as 
first wife, John Sawyer of Marshfield. He d. 28 April, 1711, having 
m. 2d, 23 Nov., 1694, liebecca, widow of Josiah Snow.** 

vU. Ruth Little. 

viii. Patience Little. 

4* Sarah Warren^ {Richard}) y was born in England, and arrived at 
Plymouth with her mother and sisters in the ** Ann " in 1 623. She 
married 28 March, 1 634, John Cooke, eldest son of Francis Cooke, 
the " Mayflower " passenger,!! and himself also of that company, 
though as a child " young enough,'* says one authority, " to be led 
ashore by his father's hand." lie was, however, of sufficient age in 
1634 to be taxed equally with his father ; was a volunteer for tha 
Pequod war, 7 June, 1637, **if provision could be made for his 
family." It was in this year that Mrs. Warren, in consideration of 
a marriage solemnized between her daughter Sarah and John Cooke 
the younger, of Rockey Nook, conveyed to the said John land at 
Eel River, which he shortly after, 1 1 November, 1 637, exchanged 

• The Barnaby or Bameby Family in the Reoistbb, XVUI., 361-3, has given the date 
of birth foT that of marriage. 

t Plymouth Colony Wills, in., I., 40. 

tPlymorth Deeds, II., 12. 

} Bodgt*p History of Kine Philip's War, 349. 

I The dMnghter of John Winslovv, Esq., by his wife Mary Chilton. 

% The fiiituate Records also give 16 January, 1661. 

•• The tolri of Anthony Snow b^ his wife Abigail, daughter of Richard Warren. 
tt An intitrcsting coincidence in connection with this marriage is that the fathers of 
M^^h ^AanAiin the ** Mayflower," and the mothers in the •* Ann?' 

74 Richard Warren of the Mayflower. [Jan. 

with his brother-in-law, Richard BartletU* He was a member of the 
Plymouth military company, August, 1 643, and a representative from 
Plymouth in the General Court of the colony, 1638-9, 1641-4, 1647, 
165;^G. Plymouth Church had made him one of its deacons, bat 
disagreeing with the pastor. Reverend John Reyner, upon theological 
issues, and with others of the colony, upon the persecution of the 
Quakers, he removed to Dartmouth, of which he was one of the 
first purcliasers ; selectman 1670, 1672-3, 1675, 1 679-83, and repre- 
sentative to the General Court 1666-8, 1673-5, 1679-1682, 1686. 
John Cooke was one of the partners in the building of the first 
vessel of the colony — ** the forty ton leviathian of the deep, the 
pride and delight of Plymouth " — and was appointed to build a ferry 
between Dartmouth and Rhode Island. About the time of his 
settlement in Dartmouth he became an adherent of the religious 
principles implanted by Roger Williams and Obadiah Holmes, and 
was for many years a minister of the Baptist denomination. f 

He died at Dartmouth, 23 November, 1695, the last male survivor 
of the pa.ssenger8 on the " Mayflower," and lies buried at Oxford, 
the upper village of the town, with no monument to mark his rest- 
ing place. His will, executed 9 November, 1694, is recorded in 
Bristol County Registry of Probate, I, 139. 
Children : 
1. Sarau Cookk,' m. 20 Nov., 1652, Arthur Hathaway of Dartmouth. 
His will, dated 9 Dec, 1709, proved 6 Feb., 1711,t names wife Sarah 
and chiidreu Johu, Thomasi, Jonathan, Mary Hammond, LydiaSisson 
and lluiinah Caduian. 
U. Elizabktu Cookk, d. 6 Dec, 1715; m. 28 Nov., 1661, Daniel Wilcox 
of Portsuioutli, Dartmouth and Tiverton. He d. 2 July, 1702. He 
made his will D June, 1702, proveil 25 Aug. of the same year, and 
named tlierein wife £lizal)eth, cliildrcu Daniel, Samuel deceased, 
Stephen, John, Edward, Tlioraas, Susannah Wilcox, Mary wife of 
Jolin Earlc, Lydia, Sarah wife of Edward Briggs. 
Hi. EsTiiKK Cook, b. 16 Aug., 1G50; d. in 1671; m. as first wife, in 1667^ 
Thomas, son of Philip Taber by his wife Lydia Masters. Thomas 
Taber was surveyor of liighwavs of Dartmouth in 1673, town clerk 
1671), selcHjtman 1685, 1602, 1694, 1696, 1699-1702, deputy 1693, and 
was commissioned captain of the militia of that town, 20 May, 1690. 
By tills marriage he had but two cliildren — Thomas, and Esther 

who m. Perry, and Is so named In the will of John Cooke as 

well as that of her father. Captain Thomas Taber, who died 11 Nov., 
1730. He m. 2d, June, 1672, Mary Thompson, dan. of Lieutenant 
John Thompson by his wife Mary, dan. of Francis Cooke the Pil- 
iv. Mekcy Cooke, b. 25 July, 1654 ; m. 1682, Stephen West of Dartmouth. 
On 29 Oct., 1729,§ he gave a deed for land in New Jersey to his 
cliildren Catharine, wife of Christopher Turner; Sarah, wife of 
Jacol>|| Taber; Amy, wife of William Peckham; Eunice, wife of 
Beriuh Goddard; Lois, wife of Jonathan|| Taber, and Ann West, all 
of Dartmouth. 
V. Mary Cookk, b. 12 Jan., 1657; d. at Dartmouth in 1694; m. before 
17 July, 1673, •♦ Philip Taber, son of Philip and Lydia (Masters) 

• Plymouth Colony Records, I., 30. 

t Church History of New England, with Special Referenoe to the Baptists, by 
Reverend Isaac liuckus. 

t Bristol County Wills, III., 68. 

5 Now Jersey lieed.s, in Secretary of State's Office at Trenton. 

II Sons of Captain Thomas Taber, by his second marriage. I 

•• Under this date John Cooke conveyed to his son-in-law, Philip Taber, [ and Mary 
his wife, certain lands in Dartmouth. —Plymouth Colony Deeds, III., 324. 

1901.] Hichard Warren of the Mayflower. 75 

Taber. He d. In 1693. Anstin says she m. 2d, ^Davls. The 

division of the estate of Philip Taber, Jun., 18 Sept., 1694, names 
children Mary, wife of Thomas Earle, Philip, Sarah, Lydia, Abi- 
gail, Hester, John and Beriah. 

5. Elizabeth Warren" (Richard^), bom in England, was also a pas- 
senger in the '' Ann," and died at Hingham, Massachnsetts, 4 March, 
1670. She married at Plymouth, about 1635-6, Richard Church, 
the first of that surname in America. Mr. Church probably arrived 
at Boston in the fleet with Winthrop, and requested admission as 
freeman of Massachusetts Colony, 19 October, 1630, but removed 
to Plymouth, and was there received as freeman, 2 January, 1 632-3. 
He served in the Pequot war, in which he doubtless earned the title 
of Sergeant, by which he was subsequently known. In 1 647 he ex- 
changed his lands at Eel River, Plymouth, given him by Mrs. 
Warren, and removed to Hingham. He made a deposition at Sand- 
wich, 25 August, 1664, in which he gave his age as "about 56 yeares." 
He died at Dedham, 27 December, 1 668, and was buried at Hing- 
ham. His will, dated two days earlier, provided for wife Elizabeth 
and all of his children, though naming but son Joseph, who was to 
receive a double portion in consideration of his lame hand. 
Children : 

I. Elizabeth Church,' m. as first wife, 20 Jan., 1657, Caleb Hobart of 
Hingham, and d. 8 Feb., 1658-9. 

ii. Joseph Church, b. at Plymouth, 1637-8; d. at Little Compton, Rhode 
Island, 5 March, 1711; was commissioned ensign of militia at Little 
Compton, 4 Jane, 1686 ; represented that town in the General Coort 
of Plymouth Colony, 1690, and was justice there from 2 June, 1686, 
until 1692. He m. at Hingham, 80 December, 1660, Mary, dan. of 
John Tucker, bapt. at Hingham, 8 Oct., 1640; d. at Little Compton, 
2 March, 1710. Thoy had six cliildren, from the youngest of whom, 
Abigail, who m. William Simmons, descends the Hon. Charlemagne 
Tower of PhiUdelphla, the present United States Ambassador to 

ill. Benjamin Church, b. at Plymouth, 1639, and d. at Little Compton, 
17 Jan., 1717-8. He was the famons Indian warrior and historian 
or the Indian wars;* was wonnded in the Narragansett Swamp 
Fight, 19 Dec, 1675; organizer of the attack on King Philip which 
resulted in the great chieftain's death near Mount Hope, 12 Aug., 
1676 ; was one of the proprietors of the Mount Hope-purchase, called 
Bristol; representative to the General Court of Plymouth Colony, 
1682-3-4 ; was commissioned by the governors of Plymouth, Massa- 
chusetts and Maine, major and commander-in-chief of the first ex- 
pedition against the Indians at Casco, 6 Sept, 1G89, and command- 
ed in succession the four later military expeditions. He settled at 
Little Compton, where he d., and where a well-preserved stone 
marks his resting place, with this inscription : *' Here Lyeth Interred 
the Body^of the Honorable/Col. Benjamin Church Esq./ who De- 
parted this life January /the 17th 1717-8 in y* 78 year/of /his Affc." He 
m. 26 Dec, 1667, Alice, dau. of Hon. Constant Southworth by his 
wife Elisabeth Collier, b. at Dnxbury in 1646; d. at Little Compton,. 
where her grave is marked thus : ** Here lyeth Interred the Body of 
Alice Church Late wife to the Honorable Col. Benjamin Church 
Esq". She Deceast March y« 6th A D 1718-19 in y* 73 year of her 

It. Richard Church, said to have d. young. 

T. Nathaniel Church, d. at Scituate; settlement of his estate made 5* 
March, 1707; m. about 1665,t Sarah, dau. of William Barstow. 

• Entertaining Passages relating to Philip's War (1716)^ 
t Plymouth County Jhrobate Files, 3982. 
VOL. LV, 6 

76 Richard Wdi^ren of the Mayflower. [Jan. 

vi. Caleb Church, was of Dedham in 1672 ; admitted freeman of Water- 
town, 22 March, 1689-90, where he was selectman, 1692, 1698-1702 
and 1713, and representative to the General Conrt of Massachusetts 
in 1713. He m. 1st, 16 Dec, 1667, Joanna, dan. of WiUiam Spragne 
of Hingham, by his wife Milicent Eames, b. 1644; d. 11 Jaly, 1678; 
m. 2d, 6 Oct., 1691, Rebecca Scotto of Watertown. 

vil. Hakxah Church, bapt. 8 Aug., 1647.* 

Till. Abigail Church, b. 22 June, 1647; d. 25 Dec, 1677; m. as first wife, 
19 Dec, 1666, Samuel Thaxter of Hingham, b. 19 May, 1641; d. 27 
May, 1726.t 

ix. Charles Church, killed 30 Oct., 1659. 

X. Mary Church, d. at Duxbury, 80 April, 1662. 

xi. Sarah Church, m. 8 Dec, 1674, James Burrows. 

xii. Deborah Church, b. 27 Jan., 1656 ; bapt. at Hingham, 22 March, 1657 ; 
m., says Windsor, as second wife, John Irish, Jr.{ 

6. Abigail Warren^ {Richard}) y probably the youngest daughter, was 

also one of the ^' Ann's " passengers. She married, 8 Noyember, 
1639, Anthony Snow of Plymouth, receiving as a marriage portion 
from her mother, 9 January, 1 639, a deed for her " house situated 
near the place called Welliiigsley (alia) Hobshole, with the eight 
acres of land thereunto adjoining.*' This is the first appearance 
of the name Wellingsley in the Plymouth records. § Shortly after 
marriage Mr. Snow removed to Marshfield, where he became one of 
the leading citizens of the town ; was surveyor of highways in 1651, 
constable 1652, representative to the General Court of Plymouth 
Colony in 1G56 and twenty years following, selectman in 1666 and 
afterwards several years, collector of the excise 3 June, 1668, and 
member of the Plymouth Council-of-War for Plymouth Colony in 
1675. Some time before his death he gave to the town a piece of 
land near the meeting-house for a graveyard, where he was buried, 
and which is still in use. His will, dated 28 December, 1 685, with 
codicil of 8 August, 1692,|| named wife Abigail, and children given 
below. Inventory of his estate taken 12 November, 1692. 
Children : 

i. JosiAH Snow,' d. circa Dec, 1692; m. 1669, Rebecca Balcer, who m. 

2d, 23 Nov., 1694, John Sawyer of Marslifleld, and d. 2S April, 1711. 
ii. Lydia Snow. 
iii. Sarah Snow, b. 1651; d. 11 Dec., 1741; m. Joseph Waterman of 

Marshfleld, b. 1643; d. 1 Jan., 1712. 
iv. Abigail Snow, d. 26 June, 1682; m. 12 Dec., 1667, Michael Ford of 

Marshfleld. He m. 2d, 29 March, 1683, Bethiah Hatch. 
V. A " Sonne*' (christian name obliterated on the record), b. 25 March, 

vl. Alice Snow, b. 18 Jan., 1657. 

7. Nathaniel Warren' {Richard}) was bom at Plymouth, and accord- 

ing to his deposition,** in 1624. His home was at Eel River, and he 
had land in the vicinity of the present Summer Street, Plymouth, 
near what was formerly called Prence*s Bottom, and bounded by 
the Town Brook and the ministerial lands. The last mentioned 
land is possibly that granted to him, 5 June, 1662, in consideration 
of being one of the first bom children in the colony. After his 

• Hobart's Journal. 

t For descendants see History of Hingham. 

X This is unlikely. For further particulars of John Irish, Jr., see Austin's Genea- 
logical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 110-1. 
IDaTis*8 Landmarks of Plymouth. 
Plymouth County Probate Records, I., 166-8. 
Marshfleld Records. 
•♦ Plymouth County Deeds, n., II., 56. 

1901.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 77 

death this land hecame the property of his son James. He was also 
the owner of lot number five in the Namasket or Middleborough 
purchase ; had rights in Punckateesett on Seconnett River, now in 
Rhode Island, as well as grants at Agawam and Manomett Ponds. 
Mr. Warren was a member of the Plymouth militia in 1643 ; was 
chosen surveyor of highways in 1654, and selectman in 1667, and 
representative to the General Court of Plymouth Colony, 1657-8-9, 
1660, 1663-4-5. His wiU,* executed 29 June, 1667, with codicil 
thereto 16 July, 1667, named wife Sarah and " children, diverse of 
them being young," mother Mistress Elizabeth Warren, sister Mary 
Bartlett, Sen., Ann Little, Sarah Cooke, Elizabeth Church and Abi- 
gail Snow, and appointed Captain Thomas Southworth, brother 
Joseph Warren and Lieutenant Ephraim Morton supervisors. The 
inventory of his estate was taken 21 October, 1667, and exhibited 
at Court the 30th of the same month, on the oath of Sarah Warren, 
widow. He married, 19 November, 1645, Sarah Walker, who died 
at Plymouth, 24 November, 1700, and who was the grand-daughter 
of Jane Collier,t wife of William Collier of Duxbury. Under date 
of 9 January, 1689-90, Richard Warren, Nathaniel Warren, Jabez 
Warren, Elizabeth Green, Sarah Blackwell, Thomas Gibbs and Alice 
his wife, Jonathan Delano and Mercy his wife, conveyed lands 
formerly owned by their father Nathaniel Warren, deceased, unto 
their brother James Warren. J Sarah, widow of Nathaniel Warren, 
made a similar conveyance to the said James Warren on the same day. 
Children, all bom at Plymouth : 

9. i. Richard Warren,' b. 1646; d. 23 Jan., 1696-7; m. Sarah . 

11. Jabez Warren, b. 1647; drowned at sea, it Is said, 17 April, 1701. 
lil. Sarah Warren, b. 29 Aug., 1649; m. John Blacltwell of Sandwich. 
Iv. Hope Warren, b. 7 March, 1651 ; mentioned as " lame" in her father's 


V. Jane Warren, b. 31 Dec, 1652; d. 27 Feb., 1683; m. 19 Sept., 1672, 
Benjamin Lombard. 

vi. Elizabeth Warren, b. 16 Sept., 1654; m. William Green of Plymouth, 
who d. 7 Oct., 1686. 

vii. Alice Warren, b. 2 Aug., 1656; m. 23 Dec, 1674, Thomas Gibbs of 

vill. Mercy Warren, b. 20 Feb., 1657-8; m. 26 Feb., 1678, Lieutenant 
Jonathan Delano, b. 1647; d. 23 Dec, 1720. He was one of the 
purchasers of Dartmouth, where he was constable, surveyor of 
highways, selectman and representative to the General Court. 

Ix. Mary Warren, b. 9 March, 1660. 

X. Nathaniel Warren, b. 19 March, 1662; d. 29 Oct., 1707; m. Phebe 
Murdock, who m. 2d, Thomas Gray of Plymouth. Mr. Warren was 
a man of good repute in Plymouth, and resided in 1701 on the north 
side of Town Square, on land sold by William Bradford to John 
Murdock, and conveyed by Murdock to Nathaniel Warren. His will, 
dated 28 Oct., 1707, is a most interesting document in its mention of 
many kindred in several generations. His partly defaced tombstone 
on Burial Hill reads: '*Here lyes . . body of ... . Warren ge-t 
who dec . Oct. . . 29, 1707, in y« 48 . . year of his age." He left 
no issue. 

xl. John Warren, b. 23 Oct., 1663; d. young. 

10. xll. James Warren, b. 7 Nov., 1666; d. 29 Jan., 1715; m. Sarah Doty. 

8. Joseph Warren' {Richard}) was born at Plymouth, before 22 March, 
1627,§ and died there, 4 May, 1689. He was enrolled in the militia 

• Plymouth Colony Probate Records, II., II., 46-7. 

t The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. II., 64. 

X Plymouth Colony Deeds, I., 201. \ Cattle Division. 

78 Sturtevant Family Record. [Jan* 

of Plymouth in 1643 ; was surveyor of highways io 1651-2, 1662-3, 
1673-4 and 1685; constable in 1670; selectman in 1686-7-8; re- 
presentative to the General Court from 1681 until 1686, and a 
member of the Council-of-War of the Colony in 1675. As an 
'* ancient freeman of Taunton " he received a grant of lands from 
the colony, 3 June, 1662.* Like his brother, he had an interest in 
the Punckateesett lands, and he had grants at Manomett Ponds, 27 
October, 1662 ; Agawam, 5 June, 1677 ; and Eel River, 4 August, 
1679. He made his willf 4 March, 1689, and named as legatees 
wife Priscilla, children Joseph and Benjamin, to whom he devised 
lands at Middleboro* and Bridgewater, and daughters Mercy Brad- 
ford, Patience and Elizabeth. 

He married, 1651-2, Priscilla, sister of the Ruling Elder, Thomas 
Faunce, whose father, John Faunce,t had been a fellow passenger 
with Mrs. Warren, in the ^^ Ann.'* Priscilla Faunce was bom at 
Plymouth about 1634, and died there, 15 May, 1707. 

Children, all born at Plymouth : 

1. Mkrcy Warrkn,» b, 23 Sept., 1653; d. March, 1747-8; m. 6 Feb., 
1674, William Bradford, b. at Kingston, Massachusetts, 20 Feb., 
1653; d. there, 8 Dec, 1736. Among their descendants may be 
named the Hon. William Bradford (1728-9—1808), lientenant-gover- 
nor of Rhode Island, United States senator, and president />ro-temp<>re 
of the Senate in 1787; and Major William Bradford (1762-1811), 
aide-de-camp to General Charles Lee of the Reyolutionary army. 

ii. Abigail Warkrn, b. 15 March, 1655; d. young. 

11. til. JosKPii Warren, b. 8 Jan., 1G57; d. 28 Dec., 1696; m. Mehitabel 

iv. Patiknck Warren, b. 15 March, 1660; m. 1686, Samuel Lucas of Ply- 

mouih. His will bears date of 4 July, 1715, and names wife Patience 

and sons Joseph and William. 
V. Elizabeth Warren, b. 15 Aug., 1662 ; m. 19 Jan., 1688, Josiah Phinney 

of Barnstable, b. 11 Jan., 1661. 

12. vi. Benjamin Warren, b. 8 Jan., 1670; d. 30 May, 1746; m. 1st, Hannah 

Morton; 2d, Esther Cushman. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Charles H. Browning, Esq., Ardmore, Pa. 
A Register. 
Isaac Sturtevant was Bom March th 22 1740 a Tuesday in the Dis- 
trict of Massachusetts-Bay Town of Ilallifax County of Plimouth. Died 
July th 10"* 180G, on a Thursday Age 6G. Rebekah Sturtevant was Bom 
May th 25^** 1758 a Thursday. In Brookline County Norfolk. 

Isaac Sturtevant was Married to Rebekah Wyman, April the \%^ on 
Thursday 1782 In Roxbury County Norfolk. 

The Names and Births of the Children of Isaac & Rebekah Sturtevant. 
Our Son George C. Sturtevant was Bom January th 11"* 1783 a Sator- 

• Plymouth Town Records, Vol. I. 

t Plymouth Colon^f Wills, 1., 38. 

t Jonn Faunce m. in 1633 Patience, daughter of George Morton, the founder of the 
Morton Family of Massachusetts, and the coloniaJ ancestor of Levi P. Morton, ez-Vioe- 
President of the United States. 

1901.] MooTt Families of Litchfield, Jf. H. 79 

day In the Province of New york. In little Briton near New Windsor 
Coonty Alb. 

Died Jaly th 17*^ 1801 In Havanah Age 18 years 6 months. 

Isaac Sturtevant was Born August th 14'^ 1784 Saturday In the State of 
New York Cortlandts Manor County of Westchester. Sarah Sturtevant 
was Bom March the 22 1786 Wednessday In the State of New york In 
the manor of Ck)rtlandt Ck)unty Westchester. Died May th 6"> 1791 
Friday Age 5 years 6 weeks. 

Thomas Sturtevant was Born March th 7^ 1788 a Friday In the State 
of New york Cortlandts manor County Westchester. 

Philip Van Cortlandt Sturtevant was Born June th 28^^ 1790 on Monday 
the District of Massachusetts-Bay Town Roxbury County Norfolk. 

Hannah Sturtevant, was Born April th 12"> 1793 Friday In the State 
Massachusetts Town Roxbury County Norfolk. 

Rebekah Sturtevant was Born February th 19^ 1796 a Friday Massa- 
chusetts state Town Roxbury County Norfolk. 

One Bom Still-Bora June th ^^ a Thursday 1798. 

Wrote March 16 1809 R. S. 


Our Daugh' Hannah Sturtevant was married to M*^ John Erskins, Sep' 
th 15 A Wednesday Evening AD 1813. Age 20 years 5 months. 

Married by tlie Rever^ M' Porter of Rox't^. 

Mr Isaac Sturtevant, Died, March th 21«* 1818 M 83 years. Sarah 
Sturtevant, his wife Died May 1«* following 1818, M 28 Both in Richmond. 

My Grandson Isaac George C. Sturtevant was bora August b^ 1817 in 

My Mother Died Jan^ th 12 1776 A Friday Age 42. My Father Died 


MAC, N. H. 

By. Hon. Ezra S. Stbarns, A.M., of Rindge, N. H. 

An outline of the early generations of the Moore families of Londonderry > 
New Hampshire, is found in the Register, October number, 1897. Among 
the Scotch-Irish emigrants to New Hampshire, 1718-1750, were other 
families of Moore who became residents of the State. The families of 
Moore of an earlier date, residing in and near Portsmouth, demand notice 
which would exceed the limits of this article. 

1. Majok Samukl^ Moore appears in Litchfield soon after 1730. In a 
suit of Goffe ys. Follansbee, 1750, he testified that he had resided in Litch- 
field since 1731. He was one of a committee to build the meeting-house in 
Litchfield, and was treasurer of the town 1 735. He lived in the northern 
part of the town and several miles from the main settlement, and possibly 
this fact excused him from continued service in town affairs. During the 
French and Indian war his service was conspicuous. He was a lieutenant 
in the company of Capt. John Goffe of Col. Joseph Blanchard's regiment, 
1755. Very few of the rolls of New Hampshire regiments, 1758 and 1759, 
are preserved, but papers in the State archives represent that he was a cap- 
tein 1758, and a major in Col. John Goffe*s regiment 1759, which marched 
by way of Springfield to Albany and participated in the capture of Quebec. 

80 Moore Families of Litchfield, If. H. [Jan. 

He married Deborah Butterfield, who was the mother of his seven children. 
I find no record of her death. He married second, Mary Colbum, widow 
of Capt. Thomas Colbnm of Hudson. Capt. Colbum was killed bj light- 
ning, Aug. 20, 1765. After his marriage he removed to Hudson. He was 
last taxed in Litchfield, 1766. He was a selectman of Hudson 1770, and a 
signer of the Association Test 1776. He died in Hudson, 1784* There 
is a tradition often met in the Merrimack Valley that his original name was 
Hogg and that he secured a change to Moore. I find no proof in Massa- 
chusetts or New Hampshire to sustain the tradition. There is oral testi- 
mony that several other families of same name made a similar diange of 
names. It is a subject of record that Thomas, William, James and Hugh, 
sons of James Hogg of Bedford, by legislative sanction, changed their names 
to Moore, and from this fact vexatious traditions had an origin. 
Children of Major Samuel and Deborah (Butterfield) Moore : 

i. OuvR«* b. April 13, 1729; m. Peletiah Russell. He was a lieutenant 
in Capt. Richard Emery's company, Col. Nathaniel Meserve's regi- 
ment, 1757; was a prisoner and d. in Canada. (See New Hamp- 
shire State Papers, Vol. xii., p. 417.) She m. 2d, Timothy Barnes. 

2. U. John, b. Nov. 28, 1731.-}- 

iii. Fkiscilla, b. Nov. 10, 173&; m. Samuel Senter. 

3. iv. Samuel, b. Feb. 20, 1739-40.-|- 
V. Drborah, b. June 13, 1743. 

vi. Joseph, b. ; m. Sally Walker, dau. of James and Esther (Goffe) 

Walker of Bedford. The History of Bedford alleges that he was 
killed at the raising of Piscataquog bridge, July IS, 1770. 

Tii. Abraham, b. 1749 ; m. Esther Walker, a sister of the wife of hie 
brother Joseph. He resided several years in Goflstown, removing 
1797 to Maine, living in St. Albans and Hartland. He d. Feb. 15, 
1823. She d. Jan. 26, 1841, aged 87. They had ten children : 1. 
Nancy, m. John Steward. 2. Joseph, m. ]>eborah Smith. 8. Oiivt^ 
m. Joseph Ireland. 4. 3^ar^are^ m. John Butterfield. 5. Samuel. 
6. John. 7. Samantha. m. Samuel Robie. 8. Esther^ m. James 
Savage. 9. Mary, m. Benjainlu Eaton. 10. Sally, b. Nov. 26. 
1773; m. Feb. 6, 1797, William Moore, son of Dea. Robert Moore 
of Goffstown. No. 70 in October Registkr, 1897. 

2. Col. John* Moore, born Nov. 28, 1731. He was early trained in 
war ; a lieutenant in the French and Indian war and a captain in 
Col. John Stark's regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill, and pro- 
moted to major June 18, 1775. He lived in Manchester, then 
Derrj-field, and removed, 1778, to Norridgewock, Maine, where he 
died 1809. He was a colonel in the Maine militia. He married. 
Sept 8, 1754, Margaret Goffe, daughter of Col. John and Esther 
(Griggs) Goffe ; married second, Mrs. Weston of Bloomfield, Maine. 
Children of Col. John and Margaret (Goffe) Moore : 

i. Dkborah,' b. March 26, 1755; m. March 27, 1777, Samuel Patten of 
Bedford ; removed to Norridgewock, Me., where be d. 1803 ; she 
m. 2d, John Clark. 

ii. Bknjamix, b. Sept. 28, 1758 ; m. July 14, 1778, Appachia Baker. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution and a pensioner. He removed 1783 
to Maine. 

iii. GOFFK, b. Dec. 4, 1760; removed to Maine and there m. Betsey 
Fowler, who d. 1793; m. second, Mrs. Betsey (Gray) McKinney. 

iv. Peggy, b. 1768; m. Samuel Walton; m. 2d, Luke Withee. Shed, 
at Norridgewock, Me. 

V. JonN, b. Nov. 29, 1765 ; m. Susan Steward and lived at Anson, Me. 

vi. Abraham, b. Dec. 22, 1767; m. Elizabeth Spalding, b. Jan. 6, 1773, 
dau. of Eleazer and Mary (Shepley) Spalding. Resided at Nor- 
ridgewock, Me. 

vU. JosKPH, b. AprilH, 1770 ; m. Hannah Fling. Resided at Anson, Me. 

1901.] Moore Families of Litchfield j Jf. H. 81 

viii. OurvE, b. July 20, 1772 ; m. Thomas Steward, b. Feb. 16, 1766, d. 

Dec. 13, 1839 ; she m. 2d, Jonathan Steward. Resided at Bloom- 

field, Me. 
ix. Hannah, b. Nov. 22, 1774 ; m. Robert Smith, b. 1761, son of William 

Smith of Antrim, N. H. Removed to Anson, Me. 

3. Samuel* Moore, bom Feb. 20, 1739-40; married March 25, 1762, 
Rebecca Goffe, a sister of the wife of his brother John. He was 
styled ens^ in 1775 and captain in later years. He lived in Derry- 
field, now Manchester, where he died July 23, 1812. Rebecca his 
wife was bom Dec. 15, 1742 ; died June 25, 1823. 

Children of Capt Samuel and Rebecca (Goffe) Moore: 

i. Reuben,* b. Jan. 16, 1768, was taxed a few years in Derryfield. 

11. Esther, b. Aug. 7, 1764. 

iii. Samuel, b. March 2, 1768 ; m. Betsey French ; lived in Derryfield, 

where he d. July 20, 1819. She d. Dec. 4, 1845. 
iv. Joseph, b. April 13, 1770; m. Nancy Patten. 
V. Rebecca, b. July 10, 1772. 
vi. Nathaniel, b. March 16, 1776; m. Sally Walker, 
vil. John, b. July 19. 1778. 
viii. Stephen, b. March 18, 1781. 
iz. Deborah, b. June 16, 1783. 

It will be noted that two of the sons of Major Samuel Moore married 
daughters of Col. John Goffe, and two married daughters of James Walker 
and granddaughters of Col. John Goffe. 

Dea. James Moore, by occupation a miller, settled in Merrimac, 
N. H., at an early date. Litchfield and Merrimac were settled in 
part by concerted action, and there is an unsupported tradition that 
Maj. Samuel and Dea. James Moore were brothers, settling on 
opposite sides of the river. In 1770 Dea. James Moore was deceased, 
and his widow Isabel is named in the probate records. In 1759 
Isabel Moore, wife of James Moore, and Rebecca Moore join in de- 
position. In 1771 Thomas McClary of Londonderry joins with the 
widow and three children in the conveyance of land belonging to 
James Moore deceased. Perhaps McClary married a daughter not 
named below. 

Children, so far as known, of Dea. James and Isabel Moore : 

i. James. The name of his wife was Martha. He was selectman of 
Merrimac, 1750. It is possible that he settled in Antrim about 
1776. See History of Antrim. 

!i. John, was living in Bedford 1771. 

iii. Jennet, unm. 1771. 

John Moore and wife Margaret settled in Bedford previous to 1742. 
He was a town officer 1755, 1761, 1764, 1773, and signed the 
Association Test 1776. It is probable that this John and John 29, 
son of Dea. James, are the same. 

Children of John and Margaret Moore : 

i. Jambs, b. July 29, 1739. Recorded In Bedford " bom In Cheley." 

11. Daniel, b. March 2, 1742. 

iii. David, b. Nov. 24, 1746. Lived a few years in Bedford. By wife 

Jennet had: 1. Isabel, b. Nov. 11, 1773. 2. John, b. Dec. 23, 

1776. 3. Margaret, b. March 3, 1778. 
iv. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1748. 
V. William, b. April 16, 1762. He lived In Bedford until 1780 or later. 

By wife Martha had: 1. Daniel, b. Dec. 7, 1776. 2. Jenny, b. 

July 14, 1779. 


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Ancient Burial-Cfrounda of Long Island. [Jan. 


By Edw. Doubledat Habbib, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continued from vol. 54, page 434.] 




Vfho died Jaly 

the Sl^** A.D. 1769 

in the 39»»» Year of 

his Age 

Here lies the 

Body of Mary 

Parfons who 

Departed this 

life May r 13«» 

1754 in y« 23* 

year of her 


Here lyes y« 
Body of Phebe 

y« Daughte of 
David & Phebe 

Mulford Aged 

2 mouths 1753 

In Memory of 

Abigail Mulford 

the Wife of 

Jeremiah Ml^lford 

who died May 9^ 

1764 in the 76t»» 

Year of her Age 




she died June the 

11"» A.D. 1769 in the 33d 

Year of her Age 

Here lies Interr*d 
the Body of M' 
Seth Parfons he 
died Auguft y* 
22nd A.D. 1762 
being in y« 67"^ 
year of his Age 






DIED JAN'x Y« 25a» 

1745/6 IN Y« 218T 

In Memory of 
Keziah y« Wife of 
Jeremiah Sherril 
who died Decem' 
y« 29*»» 1750 in y« 
22<» Year of 
her Age 


M' Jeremiah 
Mulford who 

died Oct' ve 6^ 
1766iuy«*76 9«» 
Year of his Age 

Luis y« Son 
of Chriftopher 

& Elizabeth 

Dibble died 

Octo"- IS^h 1763 

Aged 2 Years 

1 Mo & 14 Days 

In Memory 
of Ellas Leek 

Son of M' 

Benjamin & M« 

Charity Leek he 

died June the 12'»» 

1753 in the 8»»» year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

M" Ruth Relic 
to Deacon Jofiah 

Steevens Died 
Janua 7 A.D. 1759 

in her 79 year 

In Memory of 
M*^ Joanna Mul- 
ford Con fort of M' 
Ellfha Mulford 
who died 
of a Cancer 
Sept' i^^ 1791 
in the 72* year 
of her age 

1901,] Ancient Burial- Orounds of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

M' Recompence 

Shenil who died 

FebT 8«» 1786 

in the 79^ year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

M' Stephen Sherril 

"who was drowned 

Jane 22<i 1788 

in the 80^ year 

of his Age 




died March S^ 

A.D. 1766 in the 

77*» Year of his Age 

In Memory of 


Eli/ha Mulford 

who departed 

this life 

May 29^ 1798 

aged 85 years 

4 mo. & 17 days 

Here lies the Remains of 

M' Samuel Buell Jun' 

Son of the Rev* 

Samuel Buell & 
M" Mary Buell 

He departed this Life 
Feb-y 7"» 1787 in the 
l^^ year of his Age 

David y« Son 

of Jeremiah & 

Elizabeth Miller 

died Aug" y« 31«* 

1762 Aged 

14 Days 

Samuel y« Son 
of Burnit 
Miller Efq' 
& Elizabeth 
his Wife 
died Janx 
1762 Aged 
7 Weeks 

Mary Daughter 
of Elif ha & Eliz 

abeth Jones 
died Decern' 24«*» 

1761 in y« 4**^ 
Year of her Age 

In Memory of 

Phebe y« Wife of 

Nathan Conkling 

who died Febrx 

y« 6»»» A.D. 1766 

In y« 44«» Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M" Mary Buell 

Confort of the 

Revd Samuel Buell 

who departed this 

life May IZ^ 1783 

in the 47"» year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 
HENRY Son of 



GHAST died 

May 2d 1775 

aged 9 Mo and 

2 days 

Jerufha Daughter 

of Jeremiah & 

Elizabeth Miller 

died Octob' y« 31«* 

1761 in ye b^^ jQ2iX 

of her Age 

Elizabeth y« 
Daughter of 

abeth Jones 
died Decern' 

r 26th 1751 In 

y« 2d Year of 

her Age 


of Captn Ellfha 

Jones who departed 

this Life May 18^ 

A.D. 1764 in the 

48*»» Year of his Age 


8 YEARS & 




86 Ancient Burial-Grraunds of Lang Island. [Jan. 

Jofiah Son of £Um y Son 

John & Phcbe of Ezekiel 4 

Parfons died Elizabeth 

Sept' l>t 1758 Hedges died 

a^ed S Years April 17^ 1755 

7 Mo & 27 Days Aged S Weeks 

4 5 Days 



[Eootstone ; the headstone is missing.] 


A comparison of the printed sheets of the epitaphs in the old groond at 
Easthampton with the stones, — made in October, 1900, — requires the fol- 
lowing corrections and additions to the transcript in the last volume of the 

MARY CONKLING, p. 206, last Une should read " AGED 89 YEARS." 

TEMPERANCE HEDGES, p. 209, add completing line ** 11 MONTHS 426 D*." 

JOSIAH MILLER, p. 209, date ** 1773" may be ** 1793." 

JOSIAH HEDGES, son of Daniel, p. 210, died " May y« 21rt." 

MARY MILLER, p. 801, add at bottom ** J. Stevens," engraver's name. 

NATH*L GARDINER, p. 303, change date of death ** 1801 - to " 1804." 

ELIZABETH GARDINER, wife of Nathaniel, p. 303, change ''JB. 44" to 
"iE. 41."* 

LION GARDNER, p. 304, should read " LION GARDINER." 

JAIN DAYTON, p. 305, last line should read '* Aged 76 years." 

MARY HUNTTING, wife of Rev. Nathl, p. 306, last four lines to be,— 


1733 AGED 64 

YEARS & About 6 Mo 

JANE OSBORN, p. 308, change date of death to " March the IB^r 
DANIEL DAYTON, p. 427, change date of death to *• Sep' r H***-" 
THOMAS OSBORN, son of Cornelius, p. 428, add two Unes to complete- 
aged 1 month & 
4 days. 
HANNAH BARNS, p. 429, insert in place of the Une in brackets,— 

In Memory of 

Jifrs, Hannah Barns 

Wife of 

Mr. Noah Barns 

who died 

Auguft 8"» 1776 

aged 74 years 

PUAH BARNES, p. 482, change date of death to " 1736." 
CATHERINE TALMAGE, p. 434, add completing line *» 66 years." 
MEHETABEL HEDGES, p. 434, should read " Daughter of JONATHAN." 
SARAH SHERIEL, p. 434, concluding word of fourth line, though very in- 
distinct, Is probably *' in'" not ** M'." 
PUAH SHERELL, p. 484, last line should be ** 18 days old." 

* See ** Lion Gardiner and his Descendants,'* by Curtiss C. Gardiner, St. Lonis, 1890. 

1901.] Ancient Burial- Oraunds of Long Island, 


EASTHAMPTON— North Ground. 

At the northerly end of the main street in the village of Eaathampton is 
the Second, or North burying ground^ neither as of such ancient date, nor 
as large as tlie preceding. All of the inscriptions that were there in 1887 
and antedating 1800 are here given. 

In Memory of 
Uriah Miller 

who died 

March 16t»» 1797 

in the 77*^ year 

of his age 

In Memory of 
Samuel Stratton 

Sou of Mr. 
Matthew & Mrs. 
Phebe Stratton 

who died 

Sept. dd 1784 

in the 14th year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Mr. EUfha Davis, 

who departed 

this life 

April 18«» 1792 

aged about 80 


In Memory of 

Polly wife of 

David Talmage S^ 

who died 

Auguft S^ 1796 

aged 81 years 

and 1 day 

In Memory of 

Mrs. JPuah Wife of 

Mr. Hecompenc 

Sherril who died 

June 18t»» 1798 

In the 83* year 

of her age 

In Memory of 

Mr. John Davis 

who died Dec' 15»»» 

1798. in the 76**' year 

of his age 

Death was commifsiorCd by 

my God, 

To take my life away, 

And lam here confined to rife 

no more. 

Till the great judgment day. 

Then with his voics he*ll hurjt 

these bands 

And call me to his throne. 

To dxoell with him eternally, 

And his beloved Son. 


Memory of 

Nathan Conklin 

who died 

Dec 29, 1788 

In the 53 year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

M' Benjamin 

Stratton who died 

June 21^ 1781 

in the 86'*» year 

of hia Age 


Memory of 

Mehetabely wife of 

Nathan Conlslin 

who died 
March 26, 1784, 
aged 44 years. 




died January 16^ 

A.D. 1774 in the 

87^ Year of his Age 


Ancient BuriaUChounda of Long Island. [Jan. 

In Memory of M' 

Jeremiah Malford 

Eldeft Son of 

M' Ezekiel & 

M» Amy Mulford 

who died Aug* 29«* 


in the 28* year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Mif 8 Sarah Conkling 

daughter of M' 

Mulford k M» 

Puah Conkling 

who died Oct' 16«» 

1780 in the %^ 

year of her Age. 

IN MEMORY of Cap* 

Nathaniel Hunting A.M. 

Who Departed this 

Life July y 18*»» A.D. 1770 

in the e&^ Year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 
Mr* Mary Hunting 

Wife of M' 
Nathan^ Hunting 
who died June 5*^ 

1779 in the 45*»» 
Year of her Age 

In Memory of 
M** Mary Hunting 

Wife of Cap* 
Nathaniel Hunting 
who died Aug" 14"^ 

1786 in the 75«» 
Year of her Age 

Jonathan Son 
of M' Jofeph & 
Sarah Hunting 
who died Octo* 

23«» 1771 Aged 
8 Mo & 21 Days 

In Memory of 

Mr. Lemuel 

Mulford who died 

Oct' 26th 1791, 

in the 75th Year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 

Deacon JOHN 


November 24**» 


in the 69*»» Year 


his Age 

In Memory of 


Wife of Deacon 


died June 16*»^ 


in the 66"» Year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M" Elizabeth Miller 

Wife of M' 

Timothy Miller 

who died July 17 

in the year of our 

Lord 1786 

in the 40*^ year 

of his age. 

In Memory of 

Mrs. Abigail Oonklin, 

Wife of 

Mr. Daniel Conklin, 

who died 

Auguft 29th 1784, 

in the 45th year 

of his age 

In Memory of 

Abraham Mulford 

who departed this 

Life April 12*^ 1789 

in the 71" Year 

of his age 

In Memory af 

Mrs. Ablah Mulford 

Relict of Mr. 

Lemuel Mulford 

who died 

Febrx 8th 1798 

in the 76th Year 

of her Age 

1901.] Ancient Buricd-Oroundt of Long Island. 


In Memory of 

W Aaron Fithian 

who died Feb'y 2* 


Aged 27 years 

In Memory of 

M" Mary Fithian 

who died Jnly 23 


in the 21»* year 

of her Age 

HERE lies interred 
what was Mortal of 
Caj)^ Natlian Dayton 
who departed this 
Life FebJ the I*'*' 
Anuo : Domini 1773 
In the 45«» Year of 
his Age 

In Memory of 




who departed this 

Life Jan'y the 21^ A.D. 

1771 in the 42<i Year 

of her Age 

Memory of 


Daughter of 

Jonathan And 
Jerusha Fithian 

who died 

SepU 26"> 1795 

aged 3 years 

and 7 mo. 

In Memory of 
M' Samuel Parfons 

who departed 
this Life Octo' 1" 

1790 in the 66**^ 

Year of his Age 


Memory of 

KEZIA Daughter 

of W" & Eliwtbeth 

Loper who died 

Ocf 12^ 1798 

In the 2Ql^ year 

of her age 

Come read my date and here 

you'll fee 

No age nor fex from death 

is free. 

In Memory of 

MARY Wife of 

Samuel Parfons 

who died 

April 17, 1799 

in the 76 year 

of her age 

Ruth Daughter of 
Samuel & Abigail 

Balier died April 22* 
A.D. 1776, aged 

7 Years & 7 Months 

In Memory of 




who departed this 

Life Jann^ the 21" A.D. 

1771 in the 42* Year 

of her Age. 

Memory of 

Phebe Baker 

Daughter of 

Abraham & 
Baker who 

died [scaled off] 

In Memory of 


Samuel Baker 

who died Oct' 5*^ 


in the 64"» Year 

of his Age 

In Memory of 
Mr. John Parfons 
who died 
Nov 6"» 1776 
aged 68 years 
and 4 montlis 


Ancient Buricd^Orounds of Lang Island. [Jan. 

Ifaac Son of 
& Elizabeth 
Dibble who 
died March &^ 
A.D. 1770 

Aged 5 Tear 
k 17 Days 

In Memory of 
M" Mary Baker 

Wife of M' 

Abraham Baker 

who died April 9 


in the 29^ year 

of her Age 

In Memory of 

M« Phebe 
the wife of M» 
John Farf ons 
the ^^ who died 
May 17<»» 1781 
In the 63<i year 
of her Age 

In Memory of 
M" Janey Baker 
Wife of Lieu* 
Thomas Baker 
who died FebT ift 
1780 in the 88**^ 
Year of his Age 

Henry the only Son 
of M' John Parfons 
and Phebe his Wife 
who died Janr^ 1^ 
1771 in y« 29«» Year 
of his Age 
Behold InfcribM upon this Stone 
A Blooming Youth an only Son 
His Father's Groan nor Mother's Cries 
Could not avail Lo here He Lies 

In Memory of 

Dr. Samuel Hvtch- 

/JNT^OxV who died 

March 4th 1790 

in the 57th year 

of his age 

In Memory of 
PUEBE Wife of 

Dr, Samuel Hutch- 

ENS ON ysho died 

May 6th 1784 

in the 40th year 

of her age 


SARAH Wife of 


wiio died June the 

20t»» A.D. 1770 in the 

62<i Year of her Age 

In Memory of 

M' Jacob Wickham 

who departed this 

Life July 8, 1776 

In the 73d Year of 

his Age 

In Memory of M" 

Abigail Conkllng 

wife of Capt. Jeremiah 

Conkllng who Died 
June 16 AD 1780 in the 
68^ year of her age 
My Flefh fhall flumber In the ground 
Till the laft Trumpet's Joyful found 
Then burft the Chains with fweet furprife 
And in my Saviour's image rife. 

[To be continued.] 

1901.] Alexander Williamt. 91 


By the Rev. George M. Adams, D.D. 

Alexander Williams was born in his grandfather's house, Fort 
Hill, Boston, August 24, 1818, and died in Boston, January 11, 
1900. He was a descendant of exclusively New England families, 
and inherited the vigorous qualities of Pilgrim and Revolutionary 

A headstone in the Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston bears 
the name of " Marjary," the wife of Robert Williams, who died 
August 31, 1723. Of this Robert and Marjary, Alexander was a 
direct descendant, as follows : — Robert* and Marjary, Robert,' bom 
April 30, 1691, and Sarah (Pierce), Robert* and Ann (Boylston), 
Captain Robert* and Bethia (Pearce), Robert Pearce* and Nancy 
Bliss (Whitney), Alexander.' A "Robert Williams" was one of 
the early settlers of Boston and was admitted a freeman in 1640. 
His name appears frequently in the records of the town of Boston 
and in the records of the First Church, and his death is mentio ned 
in Sewall's Diary. There is much reason to suppose that he was 
the father of Robert, the husband of Marjary, but positive evidence 
is lacking. 

Captain Robert Williams* was a graduate of Harvard College, 
was for a time Principal of the Latin School in Roxbury, and 
served in the continental army through the entire war of the Revo- 
lution. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cin- 
cinnati and for some years its Treasurer. He was a man of great 
energy and led a varied and adventurous life. In 1792, on a voy- 
age to the East Indies, he was wrecked on the Arabian coast five 
hundred miles from Muscat. All the ship's company were plun- 
dered and stripped by the Arabs, but attempted to make their way 
to Muscat over burning sands of the desert and precipitous moun- 
tains. On the ninth day Captain Williams's strength gave out ; he 
became unconscious and was lefl to die, his companions covering 
him with branches of thorns to keep off the jackals. He, however, 
regained consciousness, and as he says in a letter, "made up his 
mind that he would not die." He managed to crawl some miles to 
a pool of water where he caught some frogs and so sustained him- 
self for several days, when an Arab came to the pool to water his 
camel and enabled Captain Williams to reach Muscat. His wife, 
Bethia (Pearce) Williams, was a great granddaughter of Abram 
Pearce, one of the Pilgrims of the Mayflower, and a daughter of 
David Pearce, an eminent merchant of Gloucester. 

liobert Pearce Williams* inherited what was known in the family 
as the " Pearce amiability." He was a good man in every sense of 
the word. His religious convictions were very strong; indeed from 

VOL. LV. 7 

92 Alea^nder Williams. [Jan. 

his diary, his religion would seem to have been the major part of 
his life. Nancy Bliss Whitney of Belchertown, Massachusetts, the 
mother of our associate, was descended from tlie hardy frontiersmen 
of our early history, some of her ancestors being noted Indian fight- 
ers. There is still in the family a table from which Mrs. Williams 
has told her children she often saw the Indians being fed by her 

Alexander Williams was named after Et. Eev. Alexander Vieta 
Griswold, Bishop of Connecticut, a dear friend of his father, who 
mentions him in his diary as a "prince among men." Of the early 
life of the lad we know but little, save that it was the usual life of 
a Boston boy of the period. He used to tell of Thanksgiving festi- 
vals at the old mansion of his grandfather on Fort Hill, and of sing- 
ing with the school children on the Common when Lafayette visited 
Boston. He attended the old Mayhew school up to the age of 
thirteen or fifteen, and this, so far as is known, comprised the whole 
of his early educational advantages. 

His father and his uncle, Charles Williams, had a book store on 
Cornhill, and here, at the age of twelve, the son began work out of 
school hours. Three years later he went to New York into the 
book store of Bliss and Wadsworth. Elam Bliss, the senior mem- 
ber of the firm, was half-brother to the young man's mother. Mr. 
Bliss was on intimate terms with William Cullen Bryant, Gulian 
Crommelin Verplanck, Robert Charles Sands and otlier prominent 
literary men, and they were often in the store. Under these favor- 
able conditions, young Williams gained his business education. In 
the panic ycJir of 1836, his father, through endorsing for a friend, 
failed in business, and removed to St. Louis, where the son soon 
followed him. Alexander obtained an excellent position with a 
prominent French firm of commission merchants and auctioneers. 
Early in his clerkship he was called upon to assist in the sale of a 
colored woman and child, which was so revolting to him that he 
gave up his situation, liis employer saying to him that with such 
sentiments he had better not try to do business in St. Louis. Soon 
after tliis his mother died, his sisters married, and with his younger 
brothers removed one after another to California. Alexander sel- 
dom saw them again, but maintained constant correspondence with 
them and, accepting the position of the head of the family, was an 
affectionate adviser and helper to them and their children to the end 
of his life. 

In 1841 he returned to Boston, which was ever after his home. 
He was for a short time in the employ of the Boston and Worcester 
Eailroad Company, under his uncle, Horace Williams, Treasurer 
of the corporation. Then he entered into partnership with George 
W. Redding in the sale of newspapers and periodicals in a " box of 
a shop " on the north side of State street, opposite the old State 
House. The business grew rapidly imder Mr, Williams's tact and 

1901.] Alexander Williams. 93 

energy. After fifteen years in the partnership, Mr, Williams sold 
out his interest to Mr. Redding and established himself in the book 
and periodical business under the name of A. Williams and Com- 
pany, at No. 100 Washington street, where the Advertiser building 
now stands. 

Mr. Williams was a pioneer in developing the periodical business 
in New England. In the eadier days of his business career " there 
was no such thing as despatch in sending the magazines and papers 
over the country. He organized methods of his own for this pur- 
pose. It was by his enterprise that people in the towns of Maine, 
New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts, and finally as far 
away as Canada, were able to receive the weekly newspapers and 
the magazines, the day after their publication." He was the first 
person in New England to organize the sale of the London maga- 
zines and illustrated papers. "He began with small lots of the 
papers brought out to him by the pursers of the steamships. These 
finding a ready sale, he soon established direct connection with 
the English publishers. He addressed himself to this department 
of bis business with such activity and zeal that it increased rapidly, 
and before very long his London accounts were averaging more 
than three hundred pounds sterling a month." The little shop on 
State street was a bustling place on steamer days. " The British 
flag was displayed at the doorway to signify that the foreign news- 
papers were on the counter. The signal was invariably followed by 
a rush of customers, for the news was often fourteen, and sometimes 
twenty-one, days later than previous accounts." 

In 1869 Mr. Williams removed to the Old Comer Bookstore, 
comer of Washington and School streets, succeeding Messrs. E. P. 
Dutton and Company. Under his wise methods and genial pres- 
ence the store continued to be a resort for the reading public. "He 
graciously maintained the literary flavor of the place and made wel- 
come every man and woman of letters who crossed its worn old 
threshold." As Mr. Bacon pleasantly records, ''he gave the cus- 
tomer the freedom of the shop, allowing him to browse among the 
books, and lead himself into the temptation of buying." One or 
more of the literary men of the day were often to be seen lounging 
along the counters. "Holmes was a regular habitue to the last 
days of his life. Parkman*s was a familiar figure. Motley, after 
his final return home from the English mission, sat in the Old Cor- 
ner by the front window and remarked that it was the one natural 
spot he had found, for so changed had the town become, that he felt 
himself almost a stranger in it." 

^ Mr. Williams was widely known as a pamphlet publisher, but 
a few very substantial volumes have borne his imprint. He was a 
man of historical tastes, and Commodore Preble's ' History of the 
Flag,' King's ' Warships and Navies of the World,' and 'Davis's 
History of Plymouth,' in all of which he took a personal interest, 
testify to some of the good work he did in this direction." 

94 Alexander Williams. [Jan. 

It was his own conviction that the best work he had done in hia 
business career was in making good literature accessible to the com- 
mon people. He was one of the pioneers in introducing cheaper 
editions of standard works and putting books and magazines of high 
character within the reach of persons of limited means. " Mr. Wil- 
liams was a bookseller of the old type, who knew at least the regu- 
lar customers, and they themselves knew him. He was a genial 
man, delightfully reminiscent as he grew old. In the comfortable 
well-stocked library of his Back Bay home he had many choice 
things, for he was an intelligent and judicious collector ; and it was 
a rare pleasure to him to display them to an appreciative visitor.*' 
He was a genuine Bostonian, proud of his birth on old Fort Hill, 
proud of his descent from the old families of New England, proud 
of the heroism of his Revolutionary sires. 

He retired from business in 1882, but he always kept up a kindly 
interest in the old store, and was often there. He was slow to wean 
himself from the business habits of fifty years. He had the publish- 
ers' catalogues sent to him and continued to study them as diligently 
as ever. He spent much time in traveling, making two or three 
trips to California and repeated journeys to Europe with the daugh- 
ter who was his constant companion. 

Mr. Williams was a member of the New-England Historic Genea- 
logical Society, elected in 1858. In his earlier years he was very 
much interested in the Mercantile Library Association, and he re- 
tained his interest in it as long as he lived. He was a member of 
the Boston Art Club, and a corresponding member of the New York 
Historical Society. He was one of the charter members of the Re- 
vere (Masonic) Lodge, formed in 1856. For twenty years he was 
one of the standing committee of the Society of the Cincinnati of 

He married, March 13, 1844, Miss Elizabeth Collier of Cohasset, 
daughter of Captain James and Sally (Lincoln) Collier. She died 
in 1880, leaving four children. A daughter, Helen, died before 
her mother at the age of five years. The oldest son, Robert, died 
in 1898, and Alexander, Charles Collier and Mary Lewis survive 
their father. 

Mr. Williams leaves behind him a precious memory in many 
hearts. Perhaps business associates and casual acquaintances would 
name as his chief characteristics, — an alertness and vigor remarkable 
even in a typical New England business man, combined with a 
charming graciousness of manner ; and an indomitable courage, 
which only rose higher the more diflSculties he had to encounter. 
But those who knew him best, find in the deep tenderness of his na- 
ture, in his high sense of honor, in his unswerving allegiance to jus- 
tice and truthfulness, and in the profound religious faith which, 
though never paraded, was really the foundation of his character, 
the qualities that most endeared him to them and make the remem- 

1901*] Oleanings from English Archives. 95 

brance of his life a benediction. He seems to have inherited the un- 
bending force of character, the resolute purpose, which saved his 
grandfather. Captain Robert Williams, from perishing in the Ara- 
bian desert. This carried him successfully through the severe strug- 
gles of his early business career, and the same strong will in his last 
years withstood the power of disease and added months to his life. 
"I think," said one who stood near to him, "that he placed charac- 
ter above all other aims in this world, feeling that material aims in 
life are but subordinate to this. A man who did what was right 
because it was right and from no other motive ; in fact, he did his 

The following lines are copied from a well-worn slip which was 
found in Mr. Williams's pocket-book after his decease : 

Out of myself, dear Lord, 
O, lift me up ! 
Ko more I trust myself in life's dim maze, 
Sufficient to myself in all its devious ways. 
I trust no more, but humbly at Thy throne 
Pray " Lead me, for I cannot go alone." 

Out of my weary self, 
O, lift me up I 
I faint ; the road winds upward all the way. 
Each night but ends another weary day. 
Give me Thy strength, and may I be so blest 
As on " the heights " to find the longed-for rest. 

Out of my lonely self, 
O, lift me up ! 
Though other hearts with love are running o'er. 
Though dear ones fill my lonely home no more. 
Though every day I miss the fond caress. 
Help me to join in others' happiness. 

Out of my doubting self, 
O, lift me up ! 
Help me to feel that Thou art always near, 
E'en though 'tis night and all around seems drear ; 
Help me to know that, though I cannot see, 
It is my Father's hand that leadeth me 1 



Communicated by J. IIenrt Lea, Esq. 
[Continued from volume 64, page 339.] 

In the wills, parish register extracts, and other evidences which follow, 
I have great pleasure in laying before the readers of the Register (by the 
kiod permission of Mrs. William Gaston, on whose behalf the researches 

96 Oleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

were nndertaken), indubitable proof of the £nglbh anceBtrj of Captain 
Timothy Prout of Boston, a well known and highly esteemed citizen,* whose 
grandson of the same name, removing to Saco in the now State of Maine, 
bequeathed his name to his purchase of the Cammock Patent at Black 
Point, now Prout's Neck,t and, it is probable, was instrumental in giving 
the name of his grandfather's birthplace to the neighboring town of Bidde- 

It may be noted that, while Timothy Prout of Boston was dearly th5 
Timothy son of William and grandson of Hugh Prout of Bideford in 
Devon, the researches made show that the family were not indigenous to 
that place, but that the putative father of Hugh, Thomas Prout, who died 
there in 1561, was the first of the name to settle there. Now there are 
two quite distinct focii of Prouts, from a very ancient date, in the West 
Country (the name being rare in all other parts of the Kingdom), viz., in 
Gloucester and Cornwall, the latter having their chief seat in and about 
Launceston in that County, and from this last family I inclme to belie re 
that our Biddeford and New England Prouts have sprung, from the indica- 
tions given by Christian and family names as, for example, the Worthen 
connection, shown in the wills of Hugh and Joan Prout of Bideford and 
the Chancery Proceeding of Prout v$. Billing which follow, and other in- 
ternal evidence, which an examination of the parish registers in Launce- 
ston and vicinity will no doubt verify. It should also be remembered that 
there was a family of Prowse in this same neighborhood which might easily 
be confused with the Prouts, J and who were, no doubt, originally of cog- 
nate stock. In view of the probable future connection of all these Corn- 
wall and Devon folk it has seemed best to print all of the wills found, 
both in the Local and Prerogative Courts, of persons of the name, but 
omitting Prowse, Pruett, Proude, etc., with whom no connection could be 

It seems more than a mere coincidence that the first Capt Timothy 
Prout sliould have commanded a vessel named the ** Increase," when viewed 
in connection with the marriage of his sister in 1616 to Richard Ley, and 
compared with the well known ship Increase of London, Robert Lea mas- 
ter, whose name occurs so frecjuently about 1 635 as bringing passengers to 
New England, § as, while it is hardly probable that it was the same vessel, 
it might readily l>e conjectured that the later was named for an earlier one 
owned by a family connection. The recurrence of the names of Susan 
and Eunice, mother and sister of Timothy, among his descendants, would 
be almost sufficient to confirm our belief in his identity ; but his age, as 
given at a deposition in 1661 as forty,] and again as " over 80 " at his death 
in 1702, leaves no room for doubt in the case. 

For vahiable advice and aid in these researches I have to thank my es- 
teemed friend and correspondent, Mrs. F. B. Troup of Offwell House, 

♦ He was Surveyor of Port of Boston 1682, Captain of Forts and Artillery 10 Oct., 1683, 
on Committee for settlement of Deeds with Indians 16 Sept., 1686, Selectman 1684 to 
1690, Keprcsentative to Gen. Court 1685. 1686. 1689 and 1692. 

t History of Scarboroujfh, in Maine Hist. Colls, vol. iii., page 221. 

X See Admou. of Thomas Prowse of Hennock, 1643, in Arch. Totnos, bnt calendered 
as Thomas Proute. 

J Hotton's Lists and Drake's Founders. 

11 Pioneers of Mass., page 375. 

1901.] Gleanings from English Archives. 97 

Proute Wills in Exeter Courts. 
Consistory Court— \bZ\ to 1700. 

Will of John Prowter of Swymbridge. Dated 4 May 1547. To the 
light before the High Cross a shepe. To St. Jamys iiij'*. To Joane my 
daughter at my departing five marks. To Thomysyn my daughter x^^ if so 
be she shall have the place, she shall abyde the reward of her mother. All 
the rest to Beatyn my wiffe and she to be Executrix. Witn : — John Vele, 
curat, John Sanford, William Venell, Myghell Smallyng Richard Can. 

Filed No. 242. 

Will of John Prowte of Lanivet, Co. Cornwall, Tinner. Dated 9 Maye 
1613. To poor of Lanivet. To dau. Elizabeth Lukye two Deals of my 
tenmt in Trebell which is taken to her by lease. To John Lukye of Tre- 
bell best Girkin. To Elizabeth Lukye a Lambe. To John Lukye one 
Ewe. To godson John sonn of Hugh Lukye a Lambe. To Godson John 
Hawkins a Lambe. To god-dau. Elizabeth Hawkins a Lambe. To god- 
son William Rosevern a Lambe. To John Giver xx**. To John William 
XX** and to his brother Thomas William xx**. All the rest to Alice my wife, 
Andrew, John and Radulph, my sonnes and Wilmote my daughter and they 
Exors. Gvers. John Margaret and Stephen Worth vale. Doles and portions 
of doles in Tinwork, Colworke, Barque, Trebellpitt and fenton. Witn : — 
John Lukye and Henry Giver. Inv. taken 27 May 1613, total xlvj" xvij'- 
if . Filed No. 182. 

Admon. of Hugh Prowte of St. Stephens juxta Launceston, co. Corn- 
wall, granted 6 April 1622 to son Richard Prout to administer goods etc. 
not fully administered by John Prowte of St. Stephens by Launceston, de- 
ceased. Bond of Nicholas Prowte in 40*. Filed No. 305 

Will of Richard Prowte of Lawhitton, Co. Cornwall, yeoman. Dated 8 
Jan. 1660. To John Prowte my second sonne £8 to make £10 which he 
hath already received. To Richard Prowte my third sonne £5. To 
Joseph Prowte my youngest sonne £5. To all my grandchildren 5' a 
peece. To poor of Lawhitton 3* 4^^ All the rest to Thomas Prowte my 
eldest sonne. Witn : — Richard Morsham and Robert Hembly. Further I 
give to Mary Knowsley 5*. To my dau. iilizabeth Brandon 3® 4''. Li- 
ventory taken 27 Dec. 1661, total £70-5-4. Filed. 

Will of Mary Prout of South Petherwyn, Co. Cornwall. No date. To 
Thomas Prowt my brother £4. To ffrancis Prowt my brother 40/. To 
all the rest of my brothers and sisters 12'* apeece. To Elizabeth dau. of 
Thomas Prowt 20/. To Elizabeth Warren dau. of William Warren £3. 
To Jhoan Chaldon my book called sinsere comfort. To patience Carry my 
best hand kercheef. To minister that shall preach my funeral sermon 1 7/, 
All rest to sister Jhane wiffe of William Warren. Witn : — John Prowt and 
Sampson {sic) Inv. taken 2 Aug. 1662, £25-13-4. No date probate but 
in bundle for 1 662. Filed. 

Admon of Matthew Prowte of Clawton granted — May 1678 to John 
Webbe of Holsworthy and Henry Dawe of Clauton the nephews of de- 
ceased. Witn : — ffrancis Glliver «fe James Bond. Filed. 

Will of Nicholas Prowte of Tremeall in Southpetherwin, co. Cornwall, 
Sargeweaver. Dated 16 May 1678. To sonne Nicholas all lands after 
decease of his mother. To dau. Hannah Proutt £8. To dau. Blanche 
Proutt £7. To dau Elizabeth Proutt £7. To sonne John Proutt £5. To 
sonne Richard Proutt £5. Wife Hannah residue and she Extrx., if she 
marry estate to Nicholas and he to pay her 40/ a year and maintain Richard 

98 Oleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

till he is 15 years old. Witn : — Richard DowDe, Margaret Geddy. Inv. 
taken 6 September 1678, total £21-4-8. No date of probate. Filed. 

Dean and Chapter— 1551 to 1713. 

Will of Michaell Proute of Stafferton (i.e. Slaverton). Dated 26 July 

1551. To the Vicar of StafertoQ for tithes forgotten xij**. To poor man's 

box iij* iiij**. To euery of my godchylldren iiij*. To euery of my dbil- 

deers children a shepe. To Tamsyn £mett, that was my servant, xx*. To 

her brother Roger Emett x*. The rest to my wife Margery. Witn : 

Rowe, Nicholas Joysh and Johane Epston (?) ♦ 

Archdeaconry of Exeter — 1545 to 1644. 
Nuncupatiye Will of William Prowte late of Bampton. Dated 9 March 
1607. To three sonns, Thomas, Henry and William Prowte, three platters. 
To Henry best suit. All the rest to wife Mary who is Executrix. Witn : 
— Richard Brooke and John Norman. Adm. cum Test granted to widow 
Marie Prowte ultimo die Martii 1608. Inventory xix" iij**. Filed. 

Archdeaconry of Totnee — 1555 to 1647. 

Will of John Prowte of Buckfastleigh 1577. {So in Calendar, hU the 
document lost from the files.) Deanery of Totnes. 

Admon. of John Prowte of Plimouth granted 8 October, 1 632, to Robert 
Hingiston, the principal creditor etc Deanery of Plimpton. 

Admon. of Thomas Prowte of Hennock — 1643. (So in Calendars^ hut 
the documents show) Admon. of Thomas Prowse of Hennock granted 12 
September 1643 to Grace Prowse and Nicholas Coombe of citie and 
county of Exeter, woolman, as bondsman. Witn : William Samthill and 
Frances Cook. Inventory 24 August 1 643 total £85-4-6. 

Deanery of Totnes. 

Principal Registry-- 1571 to 1652. 
Will of John Prowte the elder, of Tremayne, in Co. Cornwall, yeoman, 
sick in body but whole in mynde. Dated 17 December, 34 Elizabeth. To 
poor man's box xij**. To Sesyon Mayne als Hop ij Cowes and the heaver 
is the calfe of the cow called lylle. To said Sesian on pann called the chese 
pann and on platter Dishe performed and on bushell of wheat to be paid after 
harvest next after the decease of said John Prowte, thelder. To sonne John's 
2 children ij*. To Robert Hope als Mayne his children ij*. To Simond 
french his child xij**. To Robert Batten's children, xvj**. To sonne Rich- 
ard on grea mare and my great breuen pann. All rest of my good 
goods (sic) and cattels to sonnes Richard and Thomas whom I ordayne 
joyntly whole Executors and that they shall not defraud on the other of his 
right. I doe owe vnto my sonne John viij" and it shall be pay**. I doe owe 
vnto John Dawe by my hand (crossed out). Debts owed me by Robert Batten 
viij" which I paid for him vnto John Daw and the said Robert doth owe me 
xxxij* viij^ which I paid Alse Dogge. Witn: — John prowte the younger, 
mrk, Nicholas addre mrk., teste me Thomas Towse. Inventory taken 29 
May 1601 total xliij" vj» ix^. Filed. 

Will of John Prowte of Tynure in the parish of Clawton. Dated xx 
January 1612. To the poor of Clawton iij* iii**. To Gregory Prowtes 

* This will, which is Yorv faded and indistinct, was entered in the Calendar aS 
"Michael Proud." 

1901.] Gleanings from English Archives. 99 

three daughters a sheepe a peyce to every of them. To William Lokes 
two children a sheepe a peyce. To Thomas Prowtes daughter Elizabeth 
Prowte a sheepe. The residue to Thomas Prowte my brother whom I 
make Executor. Witn : — Richard Cornworthy and William Hopper. In- 
ventory 24 May 1613, total vj" vj* viij<*. Filed. 

Will of John Prowte of Lanivet 1613. {Duplicate of Will filed in the 
Consistory Court — g, v.) 

Admon. of Hugh Proute of St. Stephen Launceston 1622. (Duplicate 
of Admon. filed in Consistory Court — q. v.) 

Will of Thomas Prowte of St. Stephens by Launceston. Dated 27 
f ebruary 1 622. To be buried in Church of St. Stephens. To poor of same 
parish 40/. To daughter Mary, wife of Stephen Jeffery £40. To grand- 
daughter Joane Jeffery £40. To Nicholas sonn of Stephen JeflFery £5. 
To Stephen sonn of same £5. To sonn William Prowt*s three daugh- 
ters remaining at Aldercombe £30. To sonn William Prowte my tene- 
ment at Tintagel and all my cattell there and £100. To now wife 
Alice Prowte my dwelling and grounds for term of years, after her de- 
cease to William Prowte my grandchild and to said wife my Parlour 
above the hall, the Chamber over said Parlour w'** all thereto belonging, 
with garden to same Parlor (sic) remainder to sonn William and after his 
death to his son William and his heirs. To said wife two closes at the hill 
head with a little meadow, my bame and meadow at the towns end, with two 
doses at the cross lanes (rem. as before) and tetiement at Trescott (rem. as 
before). To Beaton Comtier daughter of William Comtier, my goddaugh- 
ter 10/. To Jane Prowte, daughter of Richard Prowte, my brother, my 
godaughter 10/. To wife Alice the lowly Partes, the Stony Style and 
my part in East Menheniet for term (rem. to sou William). To sonn 
William Prowte my lands at Aldercombe, with rem. to his sonn William. 
To Mary, wife of Stephen Jeffery my title to two shops in the Borrough 
of Newport, which I purchased of Thomas Hole, with rem. to her sonn 
Nicholas. To Alice and Joane daughters of William Prout £5 a year 
(qu. apiece f) when they are 20 years of age. To my brother Richard 
Prowt best suit clothes. To sonn William Prowt pair wheeles and one butt.* 
All rest to wife Alice and she Executrix. To John Blackall 10/ for writing 
this will. Signs by mark. Witn : — .John Blackall, William Comtier & 
Degory Martin. Inventory 14 Mav 1G25, total £500. Proved 15 Janu- 
ary 1625. ' • Filed. 

Admon. of Alice Prowte, widow, of St. Stephens neere Launceston (no 
date of grant, but) Inventory taken 1 November 1626, total xlv^.f 

Archdeaconry of Barnstable — 1576 to 1650. 

Will of John Prowte of Hartland. Dated x Aprill 1576. To repara- 
tion of parish Church viij*^ To Johane my daughter iij" vj" viij'\ a bedtye, 
bolster and a dude (?). To Sarie, my diiughter in lavve, my great rosser. 
To William Prowte my soime a wether hogge. To John Wilcoke a wether 
hogge. All the rest to Johane my wife and she Executrix. Witn : — .John 
Hoi will, William Steeve, Peter Kyen & others. Proved 25 May 1576. 

Filed No. 463. 

• A curt. 

t This docament was incorroctly endorsed and calendared as of *' St. Thomas jiixt* 
Launceston." She was evidently the widow of the Thomas Prowte whose will pre- 

100 Oleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

Will of Richard Prowst of Imsoott in HarUaDd, wever. Dated 2 Septem- 
ber 1580. To sonn John Prust a pair of weaving lombes with his furniture, 
with all planckes and beams that lieth in the same honse where the lombe 
do remayne. To Joane my daughter, my great brazen panne, w"^ certaine 
ffeathers that lyeth in a barrell in my house. To Walter my sonn and 
John Prust, my sonne xxv* a peece. To Anthony Hill two yews. AU 
the rest to Alesonne Prust my wife, and Johane, my daughter. Witn : — 
Thomas Prust, Richard Seaman and Richard Rowche. Proved 20 May 
1581. FUed No. 204. 

Admon. of William Prowte of Abbotsham granted .... 1585 to wife 
Marie Proute. FUed. 

Will of Hugh Proute of Bedeford, co. Devon. Dated 6 July 1619. 
To my wife Johan Proute for her life, my right in dwelling in Hore- 
Btone Lane held for 99 years on lives of William Proute, Richard 
Proute and Susan Proute, my children, with remahuler after her death, to 
my daughter Susan, wife of Richard Leighe, and after decease of my sonn 
Richard, te Pliillip daughter of Richard Proute. To my sonn William my 
tablebord in the hall. To my daughter Susan my Cribbone * in the hall. 
To my sonn Richard my best crock and pann. To Unice, daughter of my 
sonn William Proute, one platter dish. Witn : — Richard Leighe and 
Thomas Worthen. Inventory taken 17 June 1619. Total £35 los. Od. 
Proved 24 July 1619. Filed. 

Admon. of Johane Proughter of Normolton granted .... 1620 to 
Emme Proughter her sister etc Inventory £6-3-0. Filed. 

Will of Joan Prowte of Byddeford, co. Devon, widdow. Dated 17 
March 1622. To sonn William Prowte my two Neste Bedsteads. To 
Timothy Proute, his sonne, my cubboard in y*^ spennce, and my high Chaire 
in y® Hall. To Unice Proute, the daughter of William Proute, my grene 
Petticote and my black waste cote. To my sonne Richard Proute, my best 
Candel stick and to all his children xij** a peece. To my daughter in law, 
Susan Proute, my second best Cloake and my second beste Apron. All 
the rest to my daughter Susan I^y, whom I appoint executrix. Witn : — 
Thomas Worthen and Elizabeth Ellis. Inventory taken 21 April 1623, 
total £7-44-8. No date of probate, but in file of year 1623. Filed. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 

Devon and Cornwall Proui8—15dd to 1700. 

Will of William Prout of St. Stephens next Launceston, co. Cornwall, 
gentleman, sicke in body. Dated xxviij March, 3 Chas., 1627. To my 
wife Bridget use of all household goods in my house at Aldercome until 
sonn William Prout is 21, with remainder to dau. Elizabeth and to her £100 
at 21. To dau. Alice Prout £5 in one year. To dau. Johan Prout £20 in 
one half year. To dau. Pricilla Prout £50 in 7 years. To dau. Bridgett 
Prout £o0 in 7 years. To godson Steephen Jeffrie £5 and to Johane 
Jeffrie 20*. To poor of St. Stephens aforesaid oOs., of St. Leonards Ss., 
and of Kilkhampton 5s. To William Coriton, Esq., Steephen Jefferie and 
John Wadge, two parts in three partes to be devided, of the fourthe parte 

* I fail in any archaic dictionary to identify this article. 

1901.] Gleanings from English Archives. .'.;.- 101 

oi the Barton of Aldercome in Eilkhampton and to said William ,Coryton, 
Esq., the guardianship of my son William Front till 21, and said .William 
Coryton Res. Leg. and Exor. for use of my sonn William. Wiln :-V^9i • 
Prideaux and William Coysgarne. Signs by mark. Proved at Lorid<Jn \ 7 
September 1627 by Exor. Skynner 891 

Wni of George Proute the eldest of the parish of Gorren, co. Comwalji 
yeoman, sicke of body. Dated 14 September 1655. To daughter Ellynoh- 
£6 in three years and to her all right, Tittle and Jnterest which J haue in 
Rice her tearme. To daughter Grace 20s. in three years. To each of my 
grandchildren 2s. My sonne Greorge Res. Leg. and Exor. Witn : — John 
Michell, Nathaniel Cox, ffardinando Knowles, signe of William Nott, 
Richard Pote. Proved at London 28 April 1656 by Exor. 

Berkeley 112. 

Admons. 1599 to 1700. 

Admon. of Hugh Proute late of St. Stephens near Launceston, co. Come- 
wall granted 26 July 1610 to Thomas Bewes, next of kin, etc. fo. 205. 

Admon. of David Prowte late in parts beyond sea deceased, granted 29 
December 1646 to Joanne Prowte the relict. fo. 152. 

Admon. of William Prowte late in parts beyond sea deceased, granted 
IS July 1649 to Susanne Trosse a Creditor. fo. 78. 

Admon. of Alice Prowte late of Bampton, co. Devon., granted 20 Octo- 
ber 1654 to Grace Norris, wife of John Norris and sister of deceased etc. 

fo. 106. n. 

Admon. of William Prout late of Tintagell, co. Cornwall, granted 10 
August 1658 to reliet Joane Prout etc. fo. 214. 

Admon. of Martin Prout late of ship John and Margaret but on high 
seas, a widower, deceased, granted 9 December 1667 to Joane Prout the 
sister. fo. 185. 

Admon. of William Prout late in ship Herringbone in King's service, a 
bachelor, deceased, granted 6 July 1 689 to Elizabeth Wood, principal Cred- 
itor, etc fo. 114. 

Will of Ephraim Lambert of the parish of Bucklandbruer, co. Devon., 
Blacksmith, sicke in body. Dated 18 August, 13 Chas I, 1637. To parish 
Church of Bucklandbruer 10" to be bestowed by Mr. Robert Davie, Vicar. 
To poor of same parish 20*. To brother in lawe Joell Crocker in Ply- 
mouth, Blacksmith, his children £5. To sister Ruth Harris of Northam 
and her children £10. To nephew Alexander Aire, eldest sonne of Arthur 
Aire, my brother in lawe, £10 and to the other four children of Arthur 
Aire £8. To my nephew and godson Timothie Prout, being the onlie 
Sonne of William Prout,, my brother in lawe, £5. I forgive brother in 
lawe William Prout and his wife Susanna, my sister, all debts whatsoever 
they owe mee. To my two brothers Beniamin Lambert and Joshua Lam- 
bert in Jreland 40" apeece if they come over to receive it. To brother in 
lawe Vmphrey Beard 40*. To my apprentice John Taprill, being sonne of 
Timothie Taprill of Thorneburie £5. To goddau^^hier l)el>oni Taprill 
daughter of Timothie Taprill aforesaid £2, and to Jeremiah Taprill. sonne 
of the same £1. To Thomas Wallis the sonne in lawe of Mathow Parker, 
my brother in lawe of St Denys in co. of Cornwall £2. To godsonne 

102 ..'"•^'"' Gleanings from Unglish Archives. [Jan. 

Arthuft'* 'Champion of St. Denys, Cornwall, £2. To godsonne Ephraim 
Ha;Hi^*%bDne of my Cozen Obed Harris of Northam, 2 Ewe sheepe. To 
ggdgb&ne Samuell Sheare, sonne of Edwanl Sheare of Helserie, 2 Ewe 
sheefTe. To Ephraim Short, sonne of John Short of ffrithelstocke, 2 Ewe 
'-.sheepe. To uncle Bartholomew Lambert of Biddeford £1 and to his three 
4sughters Constans, Susanna and Margerie £1 apeece. To Anna and 
•'••.Robert, children of Rol)ert Davie Vic:ir, £1 apeece. To neece Marie 
:.•' Frust, daughter of Baptist Prust, my brother in la we of Biddeford, £10. 
All be<iuests to be paid within three years of Death of my wife Ebbott 
My brother in lawe E<lward Beer to be ioynt Executor with Mr. Robert 
Davie o' Viccar and they to have all goods vpon North Heale, all bandes 
and Debts, with Chattle Lease of North Heale or lyveing of North Heale 
during the two lifes of Marie Prust and Alexander Aire, they providing 
for my wife Ebbott. Overseer Edwanl Sheare of Holserie and to him £L 
Witn : — Bartholomew Hatches signe, Richard Heales marke. Proved at 
London 10 November 1637 by Exors. named in will. 

P. C. C. Goare, 151. 

Will of Thomas Lambert the Elder of Great Torrington in the countie 
of Devon, yeoman. Dated 26 ffebruary 1 643. To poor of Great Torring- 
ton 16' at funerall. To Bonne John Lambert of Bidefonl, Blacksmith, lO*. 
To brother Bartholomew Laml>ert of Bideford, Blacksmith, my best dublett 
and hosse. To servant maide Priscilla Moore 5* All rest of goods, chat- 
tels and catties unto AVilhnote Lambert my now wife, and Thomas Lambert 
my sonne, whom I doc alsoe make Joynte Executrix and Executo^ Signs 
by mark, (sicke and weake). Witn : — Henry Hole, Richard Willis mark, 
and Richard Cadbury. Seal — A Star (not heraldic) Proved 3 May 1645. 

Archdeaconry Barnstable. Filed Will. 

Will of Richard Ley of Bidefonl, co. Devon, Blacksmith. Dated 13 
January 1657. To the poore of the parish of Bideford 40*. To my sister 
Elizabeth Casie of High Porckenton 40" and to her children 4* a peece. 
Whereas I have lately purchased an Estate of Inheritance in ffee simple of 
my brother in Lawe Richard Clifton of two parts of one Tenement called 
Sidnam and Sidnam Meadowe in the possession of Richanl Clifton, Andrew 
Treweene and Prisilla Treweene within the parish of Mary Weeke, co. 
Cornwall, the same shall l)e unto my now Wife Hannah for life and after 
her decease unto my kinsman John sonn of Cornelius Clifton of Weeke 
Saint Mary and his heires for ever. My wife Residuary Legatee and sole 
Execute Signs by mark. Witn: — Elizabeth Clifton mark, William 
Robins mark, and Gabriel 1 Beale. Proved at London 4 May 1658 by 
Extrx. named in will. P. C. C. Wootton, 253. 

Bideford, Devon, Parish Register. 


1588 John and William sonnes of Hugh Prowte 23 Julye. 

1502 Joan daughter of Hugh Prowte 27 March. 

1595 Richard sonne of Huirh Prowte 20 Aprill. 

1600 John sonne of Hugh Prowte 12 Aprill. 

1619 Eunice daughter of William Prowte 30 Maye. 

1620 Timothie sonne of William Prowte 18 March. 
1624 Jolm sonne of William Prowte 11 July. 

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1578 William Lamprey and Agnes Proute 25 Jannary. 
1616 Richard Ley and Sosan Prowte 1 May. 
1616 William Prowte and Susan Lambert 30 December. 
1626 Thomas Worthen and Jane Iwick 7 August 

1641 John Crellock and Phillipe Prout 13 October. 

1656 Richard Ley of Bydeforde and Hanna Clifton, the daughter of Wil- 
liam Clifton deceased of the pish, of Weeke St Mary, weare 
maryed by Mr. John Boole, Maior, the 14 day of October 1656. 
In the p'sence of Tymothy Prout and GabrieU Beale. 


1561 Thoms Prowte 22 Jan^. 

1586 A child of Hugh Prowte 23 November. 

1590 John sonno of Hugh Prowte 23 Maye. 

1605 John Sonne of Hugh Prowte 6 May. 

1613 Wilmote wife of Bartholomew Lambert 24 October, 

1619 Hugh Prowte 10 June. 

1623 Richard Lamprey 25 November. 

1623 Joane Lambert 14 March. 

1633 Agnis Lanpree 28 October. 

1637 Mary wife of William Lambert 18 April. 

1642 Bartholinus sonn of John Lambert 10 December. 

1643 Thomas Worthen 16 November. 
1646 Mary Lambart 14 July. 

1649 Bartholimu Lamberte 24 July. 

1654 William Prowte 13 ffebruary. 

1656 Susanna wife of Richard Ley died 21 bur** 23 May. 

1656 Jane Worthen, weddowe, died 14 bur** 15 October. 

1657 Richard Leay died 19 bur^ 20 March. 
1662 Anthony Lamberte 4 May. 

1666 John Lambert 16 January. 

Sundry Parish Register Notes. 

1603 Charles son of Emmanuel Lamprye and Margaret 26 April. 
1605 George son of James Lamprey and Mary 20 May. 
1664 Agnes daughter of Griffey Prout and Joan bom 7 July bapt 25 

1582 Eme wife of William Lamprey 3 April. 
1588 Joan daughter of John Lamprey 20 August. 
1623 Margery wife of John Lamprey 5 July. 
1630 Marie wife of James Lamprey 18 May. 

1681 John Proute and Mary Dunne married 3 April. 

104 Oleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

St. Giles in the Wood. 
1627 Richard Proute* and Agnis Waimouth 27 June married. 

1650 Sept. 3. John Prout and Christian Vellj married. 

1620 Nov. 27 Join Chub and Johane Prowt 

Transcripts in Diocesan Registry at Exeter. 
1612 Thomas Prowte, curate, signs transcript 

1620 Dennis wife of ♦'ohn Prout burie<l. 

1609 Buried. George Prowte 6 february. 

Marriage Allegations in Diocese of Exeter. 


1579-80 Jan. 28. John Prowte and Mary Smale of St. Mary Magdalen, 

Launceston (Cornwall). 
1628-9 Jan. 15. Arthur Budloy of Kilkhampton and Bridget Proute, 

widow,t of the same. 
1630-1 Feb. 19. Thomas Deymont of Bovytracie and Elizabeth Prowte 
of the same. 

Chan. Pros. Chas I. P. 57-23. 
Peperell vs. Prout. Bill Dated 31 May, 1625. 

Your Orator Williiun Peperell of St. Stephens by Lanceston, co. Corn- 
wall, yeoman, sheweth that, Whereas your Orator is 8(iised of an estate of 
inheritance consisting of divers messajiges and lands, &c. in sjud parish and 
of term in Ituids called Pegland, als. Peggaland there, for 40 years, to 
commence after the death of Edith, now wife of Degory Martin of St 
Stephens, yeoman ; and about 3 years lust past has taken the profits of 
said estate to his own use. But now soe it is one Thomas Prout of St. 
Thomas by Lanceston, clerk, and ^Vgnes his wife, and the said Degory and 
Edith Marten, have gotten into tlieir possession divers uTitings and evi- 
dence and also said lease of 40 years, and refuse to deliver up the same 
though gently requested and have conveyed amongst themselves divers estates 
in tlu; lands, unknown to your Orator. 

Joint Answer of all the Defendants Dated 18 June 1 Clias. 

Thomas and Agnes Prowt do not know Orators' status in the land called 
Pegland ; Th(jy liave no writings as alleged. 

Degory and Edith Marten say that KolK>rt Peperell, Orator's grand- 
father, vviis 8eise<l of tenements in the Borough of Newport and parish of 
St. Stephen and before his death, viz. alx>ut 4 yeiu*s since, he made a con- 

♦ Perhaps a second marriage of Kichard the uncle of Capt. Timothy Prout. 
t AVidow of William Prout of St. Stci)hen*s next Luunceston. See his will 1637, in 
P. C. C. (Skyuner, 89). 

1901.] Oleanings from English Archives. 105 

veyance thereof to himself for life, with remainder to Orator and heirs 
male of his body, with contingent remainder to Robert Peperell, Orator's 
brother, in tail male, and to Christopher Peperell, another brother, in tail 
male ; One Christopher Peperell, dec*d.. Orator's father, and late husband 
of defendant Edith, held a term of 40 years to commence after death of 
himself and said Edith in Pegland, by grant of one Thomas Gewen, which 
term he assured (as defendent Edith has heard him say) to his sons Robert 
and Christopher. The said Christopher dec'd. made a Nuncupative Will 
and made said Edith his Executrix. Within two or three days of his death, 
his son, the Orator, brought a written paper to defendant Edith and en- 
treated her to seal same, which she did, not knowing the contents thereof. 
She proved the will. Since her marriage with defendant Degory, there 
have been differences with orator about lands called Pegland, which was 
composed by mediation of one Richard Gedy, Esq., and one William Cour- 
tier, when it was agreed Edith should make a conveyance devised by one 
Phillip King, gent., of said lands to Orator, for so many of the 40 years as 
Orator should outlive Edith, Orator paying his said brothers £10, and 
Defts. to deliver all Deeds to said William Courtier. They are ready to 
do so as soon as Orator pays the £10, but are unwilling to give them up 
to Orator because he has no issue male and they have heard that Orator or 
his wife have given out that they would convey the lands away from Robert 
and Christopher aforesaid, Edith's sons. 

Chancery Pros. Chas. L, P. 29-16. 
Prout vs. Billing. Dated xv. November 1625. 

Your Orator William Prout of St. Stephens neere Lanceston in Co. 
Cornwall, gent., sheweth that Whereas one Thomas Jose of Lesneweth in 
said County, now deceased, about (hlatik) years last past was seized as of 
fee in wrtain Lands in the parish of St. Breock cds, Breage in said County 
for a good sum of money payed to him by one Thomas Kattenburie and 
Margerie liis wife, did convey to said Thomas and Margerie, and they did, 
in consideration of a marriage had between your Orator and one Mary 
Worthen daughter of the said Margerie, assure the said Lands and Tene- 
ments to your Orator, and said Mary his wief for their lives, with remain- 
der to John Prout, the son of your Orator and the said Mary, and after the 
said Mary died, after whose death your Orator was solely seised thereof 

But now soe it is That one Richard Billing of St. Brecock aforesaid gent., 
Henry Blake of St. Brecock, yeoman, and Anthony Wolcock ah Wolcot 
of St. Minver in said County, yeoman, having by casual means obtained 
diners deeds etc., have by color thereof entered into said Messuages etc. 
and doe give out that the Inheritance belongs to them and that said Thomas 
Jose did in his life time, before he conveyed the same to said Thomas Kat- 
tenburie and Margerie his wief, make grants to one Johan Palmer and 
others from whom the said Richard Billings et al, do pretend to hold, and 
they intend to defraud your Orator of said Messuage etc., contrary to all 
equity and conscience. Your Orator prayeth order that said Defendants 
be compelled to sett downe the truetli of said premises upon Oath and to 
grant Writ of Subpajna against said Defendants etc. 

To all Christian people to whom this present instrument of protestation 
may come - Know ye, that Whereas I, Timothy Prout of Boston in New 

106 Gleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

England, Commander of the Ketch called the ^^ Increase " of the same port 
being bound from Barbadoes to Boston in New England, and to touch at St. 
Christophers by the way, after by the violence of a S tonne was forced out 
of the lioade, and also by the violence of the same storme was forced to cut 
the main mast by the Boarde, loosing also the Rudder of the Boate, where- 
upon, being thus disabled, I make my protest agen the danger of the Seas 
for all damages hereby sustained, witness my hand the 13^ of November 
1657. {Signed) Timothy Prout. 

This done and protested on shore before us whose names are subscri1)ed 
according to the day and yeere above saide, being within twenty four hours 
after the saide Ketch's arrival in the harbor at Pe<iuot. (Signed) Obadiah 
Breen {qu. Brawnf), Nicholas Byram, Richard Ilaughton. 

New London Land Records, Vol. iii., p. 55. 

John Prout of PI i moth in the County of Devon in Great Brit tain, 
Mariner, Commander and owner of the good ship ** America," now lying in 
the harbor of New London, of 70 tons burden, sells same vessel to Sir. 
Richard Lord and John Blackheath of Stratfonl for £2:^0, Dated 22 April 
16G9. New London Land Records, Vol. iv., p. 10. 

After disposing of his ship Capt. John Prout settled at New Haven, 
where he had a grant of land and where he resided until his deatli in 1719.* 
He was certainly the John, son of Capt. Timothy Prout, who was baptized 
at the First Church in Boston 1 1"* day 12"* month 1648, aged about 8 days,! 
and died September y® 20^ 1719 etatis sue 70 years. t 

Marginal note to a Deed dated 21 April 1G71, from Judith Winthrop and 
John Chamberlain, Executors of the last will and testament of Stephen 
Winthrop, to Edwarti Rainborow of London. 

" On the original Instrument is underwritten as follows, in these words: 

Boston 20"» March 1695/6. 

The abovenamed Timothy Prout Sen^ J^sq', then personally api>eared 
before me the Snbscril)or, One of his Ma***^ Council for the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay, and Justice of the i)eace within the Same, and deposeth 
upon his Oath, that he was well acquainted With the al)Ovcnamed M" Judith 
Winthrop widow and relict of Stephen Winthrop Ks*!"" dec**, both in New 
England and in old, and that binng upon the Exchange in London, in the 
Kingdom of England, in the yearc 1671, he was Desired by the abovenamed 
M^ Edward Raynsborow to go into a Scrivners Shop in London afores'*, to 
be a witness to a Writeiiig, and accordingly, this Depou* went with the S** 
Reynesborow, and found the S^ m" Judith Winthrop and others in a Scrive- 
ners Shop, and saw her and John Chamberlain Signe, Seale and Deliver 
the above written lustrum^ as their Act and Deed as above s^ and that he, 
Simon Amory and William Prout, set their hands thereto as Witnesses. 
Sworn the day and year abovewritten before me John Foster. 
Entered at Y® Request of m' Benj** Brown p. Joseph Webb Reg'." 

SufiFolk Deeds, Vol. viii., p. 194. 

From the above evidences we can deduce with certainty the following 
pedigree : 

♦ Paper on Ancient Maritime Interests of New Haven, bv Thomas R. Trowbridge, Jr., 
read before the ^Tew Haven Colony Society, 5 Feb., 1877 ; 23 April, 1877, and 2 Dec, 

t Ninth Report Record Commissioners of Mass. 

X Monumental inscription at Center Church, New Haven. 

.SSlfoT.l66e. bp. 


to Rich. Ley 
e bu. 23 May, 

14 Oct. 1060, 

n, and ba. 20 

win da. 13 

May, 1M6. 



b. 10, bp. S3 Mar. 
IMS; Nr.ofthlp 
Prorfdtnee 1879; 
loft at Ma before 


of Cap. Timothy I b. 14, bap. 15 Mar., | 2d wife, 
lu-eltr; m. 1678: 1066; of Concord; 
11 Oct. 108.3, nt I rep. and dk. of I 
nrlestown. House. 


b.ejai7,i6eflL b.»r^ 


of Shco and .Soar* 

borough, Maine, 



13 Apr. 1090. 


Mary, John, 

b. Apr. 10W ; d. y. b. Nor. 10M ; d. y. 


1901.] Proceedings of the Jf. E. Hint. Gen. Society. 107 


Boston^ Massachusetts, Wednesday, October 3, 1900. The Society held a stated 
meeting In Marshall F. Wilder Hall, 18 Somerset street, at half past two o'clock 
this afternoon. 

Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, was called to the chair and presided. 

The nsual routine reports were received from the executive officers and order- 
ed on file. 

Three new members were elected. 

George Emery Littlefleld, A.B., of Somerville, delivered a paper on CapU Wil- 
Ham Pierce of the Ann, the Mayfiovoer and tJie Lyon, which received the thanks 
of the meeting. 

A portrait of the centenarian. Dr. Ezra Green, of Dover, N. H., surgeon of 
Ranger under Com. Paul Jones, U. S. N., was presented the Society by Mrs. 
Sarah Gookin Willard, a descendant of the artist, William S. Gookin, which 
was accepted and a vote of thanks rendered. 

November 7, 1900. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon at the usual 
time and place. Col. Ezra Scollay Stearns, a Vice-President (for New Hamp- 
shire), presiding. 

The executive officers presented monthly reports, which were received and 
ordered on file. 

Twelve new members were elected. 

Resolutions of respect to the memory of John Elbridge Hudson, LL.B., late 
Vice-President for Massachusetts, James Barrett, LL.D., late Vice-President 
for Vermont, Hon. Olney Arnold, late Vice-President for Rhode Island, and 
Henry Allen Hazen, D.D., were passed and copies ordered to be engrossed and 
fonvarded their families. 

George Sumner Mann, of Brookllne, George Madison Bodge, of Westwood, 
David Henry Brown, of Medford, Edwin Sanford Crandon, of Boston, and 
Samuel Arthur Bent, of Brookline, were chosen a committee to nominate 
candidates for the officers to be chosen at thennnual meeting, in January, 1901. 

Rev. Anson Titna read a paper on FonjottHn Americans, which was well re- 
ceived and the thanJcs of the Society voted therefor. 

Tlie Committee on Grave Yard Inscriptions exhibited samples of returns re- 
celvcKl, which were much admired and ordered to be Iccpt in the safe. 

Tile thanivs of the Society were voted to be presented to Mrs. Eunice W. Hud- 
son, widow of the late Vice-President, John Elbridge Hudson, for the donation 
of handsome and valuable boolts from his library. 

December 5, 1900.— A stated meeting was lield at the usual time and place, 
this afternoon. 

Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., was called to the chair, and officiated as chair- 
man of the meeting. 

The routine reports of executive officers were received and ordered on file. 

Four new members were elected. 

Deloraine P. Corey and George Channing Burgess were appointed to audit the 
Treasurer's accounts. 

Arthur Eastman Whitney, Esq., of Winchester, read a paper on Colonial Win- 
<hfister, for which thanks were returned. An active discussion followed the 
paper, based on its suggestions. 


Will of Elizabeth Salter, 1660.— CoMnfi«« Lond, Essex and Herts, Book 

1662-4, fol. Ji^^.— The first day of Dec, 1660, Elizabeth Salter, of Dedham, 

Co. Ef*sex; widow, aged and wealcely. To Thomas Salter my sonne £10— £30 

more to be divided betweeno his child^ John, Elizabeth and lian'ah, by his first 

VOL. LV, 8 

108 Jfoies and Queries^ [Jas. 

irife, when 21 yrs. of age. Said first wife was Phillippa House. To Tbeophi- 
las Salter my sonne £5. Unto Abigail Uammond, my daughter, of New EngUnd 
£10. If she die before said sum be due said money to be paid to her chUdren 
when 21 yrs. of age. Unto my daughter Hannah FhilUpps of New England £&, 
besides £5, that shee have of mine already. If she be dead said sum to her 
children when 21 yrs. of age. Unto Mr. Robert Asttye, Pastor of y* Church in 
Stradford 20s. I give 20s. to bee paid into the hands of the Deacon, or hi» 
hands that supply the place of the Deacon in that Church. Lastly I bequeaUi 
unto Samuell Salter my sonne the residue of my goods, whom I make sole Ex- 
ecutor. Sealed &c, in the presence of us, Bazaiiel Angler and Stephen How, 
the Eler. Probatum fuit apud Cole 15 die mensis Jun 1G62. Juram U> 
Extor &c. 

This Abigail Hammond was probably the first wife of Lieut. John Hammond 
of Watertown, Mass., who died IGGd. Hannah Phillips might possibly have 
been the first wiffe of Rev. George Phillips, of Watertown, who is said to have 
died in Salem, or she may have been the wife of Henry Phillips who removed 
from Watertown to Dedham. It will \ye noticed that the names of the wit- 
nesses to this Will are both of Watertown families. The name ** Bazal " 
Angler occurs as a witness in the suit of Shearman vs. Hammond mentioned in 
Bond's Hist, of AVat., pp. 778-9. This suit was brought to recover the price 
of two pieces of broadcloth, from the estate of Thomas Hammond, deceased, a 
brother of Lieut. John Hammond. Evidence accumulates connecting the 
family of Hammonds, who were among the first settlers in Watertown, with 
Dedham, Co. E^^sex, Eng., and it now seems probable that they came to 
America from that place, although they may have formerly lived at Lavenham, 
Co. Sutfolic, as stated by Bond and others. 

The writer would be pleased to receive any further information bearing on 
the families mentioned above. F. S. Hammond. 

Oneichy N, T. 

George Salter of Dedham, Essex, grazier, in his will, proved IS July, 1654, 
mentlous his daughters, Abigail and Hannah, in New England ; and speaks of 
them as both married, and if they either had no children, the share was to go 
one half to the other and half to his son Theophllus. (N. E. Hist. Register, 
xlviil., 128.) 

Theophllus Salter was In Ipswich In 1648, and, without doubt, his sisters came 
with him or arrived shortly after. Nicholas Phillips of Boston, shopkeeper, 
married, 4 Dec, 1651, Hannah Salter. In regard to the Hammonds there is 
no question as to their coming from Lavenham, Suffolk. Evidence is plentiful 
and conclusive. William Hammond of Watertown left his mother there and, 
on her death, he held rights in lands from the Lord of the Manor at Lavenham* 
John Hammond, the son of William, came with his father when young, and like 
his brother-in-law Phillips, met Abigail Salter and married her In New England, 
and their first child, John, was born at Watertown 3 Feb., 1653-4. 

There Is an evident error In the statements, that the widow of George Salter 
was Mary, as in the above extract the name is Elizabeth ; the children men- 
tioned are identical. Walter K. Watkins. 

Maiden f Mass. 

Geokor Clark. 8r. and Jr.— Since the publication of the October [1900 r 
pages 384-889] number of the Register, my attention has been called to the fact 
that In Volume III. of Salisbury's "Family Histories and Genealogies" occur 
some notes on the families of Clark, which gWc a very diflcreut list of children 
for the two George Clarks, assigning to George Clark, Jr., most of those as- 
signed to George Clark, Sr., by Mr. Smyth. The Salisbury notes also attribute 
different titles, &c., to the two men, than are given In the Register article, and 
call George Clark, Sr., *• Deacon." This is a proof of the danger of confusion 
of the two families, spoken of in Mr. Smyth's notes, for two independent work- 
ers have come to directly opposite conclusions in regard to the families. 
Other additions and corrections furnished me are: 1st, that the wife of & 
Thomas* was Hannah Gibbard, not Gilbert. 2d, that the wife of 10 Deacon 
Joseph' was Mary, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Canfield) Piatt. 8d, that 10 
Deacon Joseph's son. Hi. Joseph,* married Mary, daughter of Andrew Sanford, 
and had children who settled in New Milf ord ; and 4th, that Treat Genealogy^ 


Uotes and Queries. 


page 200, refers to six children of iv. George Clark,* son of 12 Llent. George,* 
two of whom, dying yoong, are commemorated by a tombstone in Milford 
Cemetery. Bernard C. Steiner. 

Lawrence Washington (Register, llv., 449). — Cooper, In his Athene^ Canta- 
hrigiensesj ii., 387, says, that he was of Lancashire, matriculated as a pensioner 
of S. John's College in November, 1559, proceeded B.A. 1563-4, and on 11 April, 
1565, was admitted a Fellow on Mr. Ashton's foundation. He proceeded B.A., 
1567; B.D., 1574. Ashton*s name appears in Fuller as fifth in the list of bene- 
factors to the College. Ashton was Comptroller to the household of Lady Mar- 
garet (Beaufort) , Countess of Richmond and Derby, the foundress of the College, 
a native of Lancashire, and at the time of his death, in 1522, Archdeacon of 
York. The monument to Archdeacon Ashton in the Chapel of S. John's College, 
with his rebus, an ash growing out of a tun, is well known to all lovers of 
Cambridge. As he was of the same county as Lawrence Washington, and pos- 
sibly of one of the two well-known houses of Ashton of Middleton, and Ashton 
of Downham, the family history may be worth following up. 

This Lawrence Washington is a different person from President George's 
ancestor of the same name, a landowner at Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, who 
In conjunction with one Thomas Stuttesbury of the same parish, about the year 
1552 bought a bell from the church wardens for xvj li. The bargain, however, 
waa never completed. J. J. Raven, D.D., F.S.A. 

JFVeMtajt/feld, England. 

SoMERS, Conn., Men in the 1762 ** Expeoician to the Havanah." 
«• Here foUoweth an account or Record of the Death of the Soldiers that went 
from this Town in the Expediclan to the Havanah in the year 1762 Who Died 
there or upon their Retarn Home . . (viz) 

Auguft 29 1762 
September 4 1762 
September 9 1762 
September 11 1762 
September 16 1762 
September 21 17G2 
September 23 1762 
September 25 1762 
September 28 1762 
September 30 176^ 
September 14 1762 
October 1 1762 
October 4 1762 
October 6 1762 
October 13 1762 
October 16 1762 
October 28 1762 
Novem' 10 1762 
Novemb* 24 1762 
Novem' 27 1762 
November 19 1762 
January 2 1763 
March 2 1763" 

The above is taken from page 47 of the town records of Somers, Conn. 
The Expedition to the Havana was made by England against Spain. 
After the capture of Quebec, Canada, by the English from the French in 1769, 
Spain declared war against England, and as Cuba then belonged to Spain, this 
expedition was sent out by England In May, 1762, and arrived before Havana, 
Jane 6, 1762 ; a large portion of the troops being drawn from the American 
Colonies; Massachusetts and Connecticut furnishing more than four thousand. 
Havana was captured on Aug. 14, 1762, with comparatively small loss in action 
oo the side of England ; but sickness made fearful havoc ; all the above being 
victims to it. The last on the above list was my great-grandfather. Sec Conn. 
Col. Records, xi. pp. 618-620. A. T. Barnes. 

SharoUf Ma$9. 


Pomeroy . 


Pratt .... 




Davis .... 


Sexton . . . . 


Dicklnfon . 

David . . 

Felt . . . 


Sexton Jun' 




Buck .... 





Zechariah Spencer 


Field Jun» 

Thomas . 




Nathaniel Warner 











Alexander Gowdy 

110 Notes and QuerieB. [Jan. 

Historical Andoykr. — DDiing the last fiv^e years an interesting series of 
articles on ** Historical Andover/' Massachusetts, has been running at irregular 
intervals in the Andifver Tovonsman ; and they have now reached a number con- 
siderably above one hundred. Such articles in a weekly newspaper are apt to 
be overlooked, and for that reason I wish to call the attention of antiquaries 
and genealogists to their value. Samuel A. Orkbn. 


Inkerson-Sfencer. — In a note under an abstract of the Will of Richard Ink- 
erson in Vol. 54 (p. 843) of the Register, after mention of the marriage of 
Richard Ingersoll to Agnes Langley, is added : ** We know that she was a cou- 
sin of John Spencer of Newbury, and that makes him a probable connection of 
the Connecticut Spencers, who are supposed to originate in Bedfordshire." 

It is true that the Connecticut Spencers trace their English ancestry to Bed- 
fordshire, but it has been ascertained that the English home of John Spenser 
of Newbury, who returned to England in 1638, was Kingston upon Thames in 
the County of Surrey, where he died, as appears by the entry in the Parish Reg- 
ister of his burial, June 23, 1648, as also that of his brother Thomas Spenser, 
mentioned in his will, June 29, 1648. An abstract of the will of this Thomas 
Spenser Is in Vol. 44 of the Register, page 390-1. 

The identity of John Spenser of Newbury with the John Spenser buried at 
Kingston upon Thames is established by reference both in his will and that of 
said Thomas Spenser to **my brother Nicholas Kidwell." 

Corning, N. Y. Geo. T. Spencer. 


Hardon, Haraden.— In his Harding Family (IV. Genealogical Register of 
Several Ancient Puritans) Morse states that David Hardon, 1715-1792, of Nor- 
ton and Mansfield, was eldest son of Edward' Haraden (Edward*, Edward*) of 
Gloucester, and born presumably at Gloucester in 1715, since Edward' was there 
married, January 13, 1713, and had children there whose births are recorded be- 
ginning 1718, among whom was William*, born Dec. 3, 1721, who married, Sept. 
10, 1750, Abigail Gray at Norton. Is there any proof that David was the son of 
Edward' or brother of William*? 

Jonathan* Burr (John,' John,* Simon*), 1731-1797, married Martha Cud- 
worth, daughter of Israel Cud worth. Who were Israel's wife and parents ? 

Major Jonathan* Haward (John*) married Sarah Dean. Who were her 

AVho was Sarah, wife of Recompense* Wadsworth (Ebenezer,' Samuel,* 
Christopher*), and who was Mary, wife of Ebenezer*? 

New York City, Henry Winthrop Hardon. 

Dickinson Ancestry.— Wanted, the ancestry of Jonathan Dickinson, bom 
1785, and his brother Samuel, born (?). They were natives of one of the New 
England States, probably Massachusetts. About 1815, Jonathan settled near 
New Brunswick, New Jei'sey, where he married Abigail Cox. Samuel went 
south and settled at Russell Settlement, Alabama. Information with regard to 
the ancestry of these two brothers would be most gratefully received by 

428 E. State St., Trenton, N. J. Anne Virginia Dickinson. 

Ephraim Newell, bom Feb. 11, 1742-^, at Attleborough, Mass. Is he the 
same Ephraim who lived at Dalton, Mass., until about 1800, and then moved to 
Hlghgate, Vt., dying there In 1820? Also names of his descendants. 

Springfield, HI, M. H. Newell. 

Converse. — ^What was the maiden name and parentage of Dorcas , who 

married Samuel Converse of Woburn, Mass., prior to 1694? This Samuel Con- 
verse was the son of Samuel, and grandson of Deacon Edward Converse who 
came over in 1630. William G. Hill. 

84 Converse Ave., Maiden, Mass, 

1901.] Jfotes and Queries. Ill 

Wadb. — Information is desired as to the parentage of Jonathan Wade, bora 
in Otsego township, N. Y., Dec. 10th, 1798. baptized Hartford, Washington 
County, N. Y., abont 1816. He was an early and famous missionary to the 
Burmese, and is buried at or near Rangoon. Possibly of New England ancestry. 
Tracy Genealogy (1898), p. 101, indicates Norwich, Conn. Any data will be 
thankfully received. Stuart C. Wade. 

Lenox Library ^ New York City, 

Edward White, Jr.— Can any of the readers of the Register give me any 
further information about Edward* White, Jr., born in Wrentham, Mass., in 
1772? His father, born in Dorchester, Mass., was Edward* White (Edward*, 
Edward', James*, Edward^). In an old bible which belonged to the sister of 
Edward White, Jr.. is recorded the following:— Edward, Jr., married Susanna 
Jaclcson, 1794. Children: Lucinda', born 1794, married Montgomery White, 
Oct., 1816. Lydia% born March 24, 1796, died July 6, 1818. Edward^ born Sept. 
14, 1798. Anna^ born Dec. 6, 1802, died Sept., 1813. Leonard^ born July, 1806. 
Snsan^ Ann, born March, 1809, died Dec. 25, 1813. Avery^ Miller, born 1811, 
died Oct. 5, 1813. Edward', Jr., died July 31, 1813. The old folks here re- 
member hearing their parents speak of Edward, Jr., having gone ^* up country." 
Would like very much to locate him and his descendants. 

No. AUleboro*, Maes, Frank Manning White. 


Authentic information in regard to the ancestry of any of the following wanted. 

Putnam.— Elizabeth , wife of Benjamin Putnam of Salem Village, mar- 
ried 25 Aug., 1686, and died 21 Dec, 1705. 

Putnam. — Hannah , wife of John Putnam of Salem Village. He was 

bom 14 July, 1667. His wUl proved 21 March. 1737. 

Jones. — ^Abigail , wife of Samuel Jones of Wilmington. He was bom 

in 1672. 

Masurt.— Susannah, wife of John Browne of Salem, married 2 April, 1728. 

Foster.— Mehltable, wife of Paul Hay ward of Salem, married 24 Feb., 1725-6. 

Slocum.- Ebenezer, of Salem, married Sarah Becket of Salem previous to 1805. 

MuRRY.— Mary, of Salem, married 9 Aug., 1752, William Becket. 

Endicott. — Mary, wife of Joseph Herrick of Salem Village, married 1677-8, 
and died 14 Sept., 1706. George J. Putnam. 

63 DevoTiehire JSt.f Boston ^ Mass. 

Information is desired by the undersigned with reference to the antecedants 
of Ephraim Knapp and his wife, Hannah Knapp ; Ebenezer Leonard and his 
wife, Miriam Stevens; James Hard, who married a Tomllnson — all of whom 
were residents of Arlington, Vt., about the time of the American Revolution. 

Lock Box 713, Philadelphia, Pa, E. A. Weaver. 


Alexander Ferguson {ante, vol. 64, p. 354). — Alexander Ferguson, who died 

Sept. 11, 1731, was the son of Daniel and Mary ( ) Ferguson. Daniel died 

in 1676. Alexander married, Feb. 11, 1694, Elizabeth Gowen, born about 1673, 
daughter of William and Elizabeth (Frost) Gowen, who were married at Kittery, 
Mc., May 14, 1667. William Gowen died April 2, 1686, at Berwick, Me. Eliza- 
beth Frost was the daughter of Nicholas and Bertha (Cadwalla) Frost, and 
grand-daughter of John and Anna (Hamden) Frost of Cornwall, England. 

*» John Ffrost Borne Nov*br ye 17, 1558, near Cambre Hill, Cornwall. Anna 
Hamden, Borne Oct. ye 8th, 1565 near Caer Bran, Cornwall." *• John and Anna 
maride May ye 10, 1682." Son ** Nicholas born ApriU 25, 1585, in Tiverton." 

•• Nicholas Frost of Tiverton, Devonshire, England, born April 25, 1585, died 
July 20, 1663, in Eliot, Me., U. S. A., married January, 1630, Bertha Cadwalla 
from Tavistock, Devon, bom Ffeb. ye 14. 1610." Bertha Frost was killed by 
the IndUns. Harriet Marshall Pease. 

JEdgartown^ Mau. 

112 Notea and Queries. [Jan. 

BuzzELL, 9.— Ancestry of Patience Doggett. See Rbqibtkr, Vol. L., p. 224. 
Patience Daggett, born aboat 1670 ; died Oct. 11* 1760, in her 90th year. She mar- 
ried Samnel Annable, April 11,1 695. She was the daughter of Capt . Thomas and 
Hannah (Mayhew; Daggett, of Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Thomas 
Daggett died in 1691, betireen April 13 and Sept. 15. He was the son of John 
Daggett, who was bom in England and came to New England with Gk>y. Win- 
throp in 1630, and his first wife. Jolm Daggett was one of the first proprietors 
of Martha's Vineyard, liaving received a grant of land in Edgartown, December 
1st, A. D. 1642. He removed to Plymouth, where he married his second wife, 
Bathsheba Prat, widow, August 29, 1667, and died there hi May, 1673. 

Hannah (May hew) Daggett was the daughter of Thomas May hew, who was 
made Governor of Martha's Vineyard in July, 1671, and held that office until 
his death, March 24 (or 25), 1682, a period of nearly eleven years; and hia 
second wife, Jane ( ) Paine, widow of Thomas Paine. Hannah Mayhew 

was bom in Watertown, 15 4th mo., 1635. She married Thomas Daggett about 
1657, and had ten or eleven children, — five sons, whose names were ThomaSt 
Samuel, John, Joshua and Israel. The rest were daughters. Daughter Jemi- 
mah married, November 27, 1682, Thomas* Butler. Martha married. May 25, 
1695, John Crane, son of Henry and Concurrence (Meigs) Crane. Mary mar- 
ried Jeremiah Howes 2d, of Yarmouth, who died January 6, 1705-6. Ruth, 
bom about 1676, died July 9, 1756, in her 80th year; married Nathaniel Bacon, 
November 11, 1696; and ** daughter Mercy, who married James Claghoro,*' be- 
sides the above-named Patience. 

Hannah (Mayhew) Daggett married second husband, Capt. Samuel Smith, be- 
tween 1695 and 1705. The date of her death is not known. She was living in 
June 1713, died l)efore 1721, as her husband, Capt. Samuel Smith, married his 
second wife, Katherine Homes, May 30, 1721. The will of Hannah (Mayhew) 
Smith, dated August 22, 1710, was not proved until Febraary 7, 1723. As the 
property mentioned in the will was given away by deed during her lifetime, 
the probating of the will was probably a mere matter of form, hence the delay. 

The date of death of Jane Mayhew, wife of the Governor, is not known. It 
occurred between 1666 and 1681. In a deed, bearing date May 15, 1666, Thomas 
Mayhew gives his daughter, Martha Tapper, as part of her portion, certain 
lands, which she was ** not to have until the decease of Jane Mayhew, my wife." 

JEdgartoion, Mass, Harriet Marshall Pease. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Visitations of Kent— The Harleian Society has just issued to its members 
•* The Visitation of Kent in 1619," taken by John Philipot, Rouge Dragon, Mar- 
shal and Deputy to William Camden, Clarenceux. The work, which was due 
in 1898, and forms Volume XLII. of the Society's publications, has been un- 
avoidably delayed by the ill-health of the editor, Robert Uovenden, Esq., F.S.A. 
It makes a very valuable issue. 

James Rogers of New London, Conn., and his Descendants. This geneal- 
ogy of about live hundred pages will be published when subscriptions for 300 
copies have been received. Send for circular to James S. Rogers, 574 Warren 
Street, Boston, Mass. . 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Partridge,— Urs. Edward C. Chatfleld of Minneapolis, Minn. (618 Fulton St.), 
is compiling a genealogy of the family descended from George Partridge of 
Duxbury, Mass. The members of this family are cordially invited to send her 
data concerning their respective branches. 

1901.] Book NotietB, 113 

TuUIb C7eneaZo{79.— George P. Tattle, 186 Crown St., New Haven, Ct., com- 
piler of the Tattle Family History pabllshed by The Tattle Company of Rntland, 
Vt., in 1888, tias in preparation a supplement for this genealogy. Anyone having 
Information in regard to this family may correspond with Mr. Tattle at the 
above address. 

White. — A genealogy of the Descendants of Edward White of Dorchester, 
Mass., is in preparation by Frank M. White of North Attleboroagh, Mass. 


|Thy Editor regne^s persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
t>f readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by maiL] 

A Genealogical History of Bobert Adams, of Newbury, Mass.^ and his Descend' 
ants. 1635-1900, Compiled and edited by Andrew N. Adams. With Illus- 
trations. Pabllshed by the aathor. 1900. The Tattle Co., Printers, Rat- 
land, Vt. L. 8vo. pp. vi.+584. III. Price inmasiln, $5.50; a few copies 
in morocco, $6.S0. 

Those who have made use of the previonsly published Adams history by 
the same author, that of Henry Adams of Bralntree and Qulncy, Mass., will 
surely welcome another elaborate work from him, however deprecatory may be 
his introduction of it to the reader, and will thank him for having completed 
his book, notwithstanding the apathy of those who might have been expected 
to be earnest cooperators in perfecting it. It will bring disappointment to such 
as have given credence to unfounded statements, as It has been the endeavor of 
the compiler to furnish genuine and useful Information. The aspect of the 
book Is similar to that of the above-named publication ; large pages, clear print, 
minutely finished indexes and good illustrations make it typographically a fine 

Walter Allen. By Allen H. Bent, of Boston. Prepared for the third annual 
gathering of the Society of Descendants of Walter Allen at Shrewsbury, 
Mass., Aug. 24, 1900. 8vo. pp. 8. 
Newbury, a locality which was a favorite of Whittier's muse, and one of its 

early settlers — afterwards removing to Charlestown and Watertown — are 

pleasantly noticed In this pamphlet. 

Ancestry of Henry Levi Andrews, Wobnrn, Massachusetts. [Woburn] : Wallace 

& Andrews, Printers. 1900. 12mo. pp. 13. 111. 

This very neat booklet carries the pedigree of the compiler, named In the title, 
to Lrieut. John Andrews, born In England, 1618. The llevolutionary record of 
Amos Andrews furnishes the facts conferring on his descendants eligibility to 
the Societies of the Revolution. 

The Colonial Barker Family of the United States. By Jesse J. Barker. 4to. pp. 4. 
This is best described by quoting the opening sentences : *' Sketch of the 
English Ancestors of the three principal Colonial Barker families of Mass., 
Rhode Island and Delaware, complied largely from the Claverley Churcli Re- 
cords of marriages, births and deaths, and from * The Pedigree of the Family 
of Barkerof Salop (England)... by Rev. William Gibbs Barker... London, 1877.* " 

The Bemie History and Genealogy, being an Account, in greater part, of the 

Descendants of Joseph Bemis, of Watertown, Mass. By Col. Tuomas Waln- 

MoBGA^ Draper. San Francisco, Cal. 1900. 4to. pp. viii.+287. 

In the preparation of this work more than nine hundred question blanks, 

adapted to four generations, have been employed, chiefly tilled, on their return 

to the author, from family bibles, church and town records, so that the com- 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Fbedbrio Willard Parks of Boston. 

114 Book Notices. [Jan. 

piler is warranted in saying that by personal search and the assistance of others 
he has obtained copies of all the records of importance. The genealogical and 
biographical details thns acquired and displayed in these pages are very 
abundant. No attempt has been made to trace the English ancestry of the family. 
The list of Revolutionary soldiers and sailors by the name of Bemls occnpies 
nineteen pages. The book is admirably printed, with thorough indexes of 
names and places. 

A Genealogy of the Family of Lieut Samuel Benjamin and Tabitha Livermore, 
his Wife, Early Settlers of Livermore, Maine, with a Record of their Descent 
from John Benjamin and John Livermore, the Emigrants, including Biooraphicai 
Sketches, Notes and Diary. Compiled by Mary Louise Benjamin. [ Winthrop, 
Me.] 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 112. III. Price, $5.00. 

The ancestry of Lieut. Benjamin, his military service and Revolutionary diary, 
occupy nearly one half of this fine l>ook, the final section appropriated to hlin 
treating of his residence, after his discliarge from the army, In Llvermore, the 
home of his remaining years. This part and also the other which records the 
posterity of the Lientenant*8 children, evince careful compilation — said to be in 
great part from original sources — as well as literary taste, presenting the record 
of eleven generations In America, and about seven Imndred names completely 

The Illustrations are excellent, the paper deckle-edge, and the binding cloth 
with gilt top. Both without and within the book is one that confers honor on 
the patriot ancestor whom it commemorates, on the laborious compiler of Its 
materials, and on those who are entitled to claim it as their family record. 

The Blair Family of New England. Compiled for Mr. William Blair. Chicago, 
111., by Miss Emily Wilder Leayitt. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1900. 
L. 8vo. pp. 194. 111. 

The Blalrs of Ulster Province,— a section containing a thrilling account of 
the siege of Londonderry—; six generations of the Blalrs in America; Capt. 
William Blair, of Boston, Mass. ; William Blair, of Framiugham and Shrews- 
bury, Mass. ; the Blairs of New Hampshire; the descent of Mrs. Samuel Blair 
from John Frary and John Stow ; Mrs. William Blair's descent from Rev. Peter 
Thacher and from Richard Seymour— these divisions, preceded by a paragraph 
on a coat of arms and a preface, constitute a work exhibiting the assiduous 
research of the compiler in county documents and records of churches and 
towns, resulting in an original history which the contributions of Miss Mary 
Scniple, of Ireland, have connected with the Blairs of the county of Ulster. 
Paper and print are excellent, and the binding in superior taste. 

The Ancestry of Edith Chase, n. p. ; n. d. 8vo. pp. 5. 

The descent of Mrs. Edith Chase Kimball from Thomas Chase of Hundrlch, 
parish of Chesham, Co. Bucks, Eng. 

Family Records of some of the Descendants of Robert Francis, of Wether^fieldf 
Conn, Complied by Carrie E. Chatfikld. [Minneapolis, Minn. 1900.] 
8vo. pp. 17. 
A genealogical sketch of a line noteworthy In many respects, and one which 

the compiler, within the limits denoted by the title, has well recorded. 

John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his Descendants, 1634-1899. 

By Meqitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson. [Washington, D. C] 1900. 

8vo. pp. 642. 

This does not assume to be a complete genealogy of this Gibson family, as It 
was impossible to communicate with all its members, and the uncertainty res- 
pecting the connection of some with the race under consideration, has rendered 
their exclusion necessary. Facts have evidently been gathered from every 
available source, however, the resultant collection being such as must confer 
both pleasure and benefit on those who make use of it. Two hundred and 
twenty-eight families are included, to many of whose members are accorded 
biographical sketches, in the usual style of genealogies. The print Is very clear, 
the binding excellent, and the Index a model of thoroughness. 

1901.] Booh Notices. 115 

A Memoir of Daniel Hovey. Prepared for the Hovey Reunion at Ipswich, Mass,, 
Aug, 21 1 1900. By Rev. Horace Carter Hovey. 8vo. pp. 11. 
Interesting, as all minutely detailed records of the early settlers must be, is 
this pamphlet, whose historical and genealogical valne, moreover, is apparent. 
The anthor corrects an erroneous statement previously copied by him from the 
H&mmatt Papers and the £ssex County Historical and Genealogical Register, 
showing the grounds for the correction in the will which is printed at the end 
of the memoir. 

Thomas Joy and his Descendants in the line of his Sons, Samuel of Boston, Joseph 
of Hingham, Ephraim of Berwick, A Portfolio of Family Papers, Compiled 
by Jamks Richard Joy. New York : Printed for the Family. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 225. lU. 

This volume may be called the second of a Joy trilogy, the first having been 
published under the name of ** The Joy Family, by One of Them," and the third, 
yet to be written, being required to record the trans-atlantic ancestry of the 
family. The present work opens with a very interesting biography of Thomas 
Joy, of Hingham and Boston, architect of the first Town House of the latter 
place, a representation of the quaint and thoroughly picturesque building serving 
18 frontispiece. Among his descendants are many whose lives are of similar 
Interest, of whom may be mentioned the Princess Salm-Salm, whose book, ** Ten 
Years of my Life," Is full of romantic experiences In the United States, Mexico 
mod Europe. With no assumption of completeness, the genealogy will never- 
theless be of great service to the posterity of Thomas Joy In tracing their con- 
nection with their worthy ancestor. 

The illustrations are very fine, and the book is printed on heavy paper with 
clear type. 

The Descendants of Calvin Locke, of Sullivan, N, H,, who was of the fifth genera- 
Hon from Dea. William Locke, of Wobum, Mass. (1628-1720). Compiled by 
Rev. Samuel L. Gerould. Lebanon, N. H. : H. E. Waite & Co., Printers. 
1900. 8vo. pp. 28. 

On the first page is a copy of the descent of Calvin Locke from the immi- 
grant, Dea. William Locke, as found In the Locke Genealogy by John G. Locke. 
Then follow seventy-four families of the posterity of Calvin. Three indexes 
render accessible the Information contained In this carefully compiled work. 

1683-1900. Ancestry and Descendants of John and Sarah Lukens. Collated by 
Thfx)dore Cooper. Chart, 22 by 28 Inches. [New York.] 1900. Price, in 
sheets, $1.00; in book form, $2.00. 

John Lukens was of Horsham, Montgomery Co., Penn., and was Surveyor 
General of Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1761-1776, and Surveyor General of 
Pennsylvania, 1781-1789. Besides the Lukens pedigree, the chart gives the 
ancestry of Joseph Jacob Wallls, of Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pehn. The 
print of the chart Is clear, and the covers — In book form — handsome and durable. 

Genealogical Memoranda relating to the Family of Merriam. By Charles Pierce 
Merriam and C. E. Gildrrsomb-Dickinson. London : Privately printed at 
the Chiswick Press. 1900. Folio, pp. viii.+99. 111. 

This elegant volume, with margin as wide as the text, is devoted to what, as 
stated in the preface, is now a distinctly American name, as it has now disap- 
peared from the county of Kent, where In 1638 people of that family were found, 
and, Indeed, as the writer adds, ** as regards the English branch, the name has 
died out altogether in England." The book consists of wills in the Probate 
Registry of Canterbury, wills formerly at Rochester, wills at the Prerogative 
Court at Canterbury, Chancery proceedings, parish registers and marriage 
licenses, Kentish lay subsidy rolls, and miscellanea, followed by Indexes of 
names and plaoes. Several tabular pedigrees constitute an appendix. 

T3k« Record of My Ancestry. By Charles L. Nkwhall. Southbrldge : Herald 

Power Print. 1899. 8vo. pp. 222. III. Price, $2.00. 

The ancestral names contained in this useful work are, besides that of the 
author, Fosdlck, Shaplelgh, Bemls, Whltlng, Sherman, Johnson, Wiswall, Gard- 
ner, Wood, Lamb, Upham, Taylor, Goble, Dana, Wood, Fleming, Harrington, 

116 Book Noticea. [Jan. 

Meirlam, Goldstone, Georget Mousall, Hooker, Parker, Pierce, Stone, Bass, 
Walker, Knight, Manroe and Cutler. 

Mr. Newhall shoald be congratulated on having produced a book attaining 
the purpose be had in view, that of inducing others to undertake research, as- 
sisted by his efforts as here ezemplifled. The book displays good letter-press 
and illustrations, and has a copious index. 

Descendants of Xahum Parker, of Kittery, Maine. Communicated by William 
R. Cutter and Arthur G. Lorixo. [Reprinted from the New-£ng. Hist, 
and Gen. Register, October, 1900.] 8vo. pp. 8. 
This leaflet contains the substance of a record on the blank leaves of a volume 

by Thomas Goodwin, D.D., printed at London, 1683. 

Genealogical Gleanings contrvbutory to a History of the Family of Penn. By 
J. Henry Lea. [Reprinted from Penn. Magazine, April, 1900, et seq., and New- 
England Hist, and Gen. Register, July, 1900.] Boston, 1890-1900. 8vo. pp. 
xvli.-xxxvii. ; ili.-xv. ; xxxix.-xlvi. 
This reprint, consisting of title-page and three appendices, containing Penn 

wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and in the Dean and Chapter of 

Westminster, and extracts from Parish Registers, completes the former work on 

this family Issued about ten years ago by Mr. Lea. 

Memorials of the Quisenberry Family in Germany , England and America. Com- 
piled and edited by Anderson C. Quisenberry. Washington, D. C. : Gibson 
Bros., Printers and Bookbinders. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 137. 111. Price, $3.00. 
This work is a sequel to one issued by the same author entitled ** Genealogical 
Memoranda of the Quisenberry Family," relating solely to the family in 
America, whereas the present volume, resulting from a clue since received and 
I>ersisteutly followed, displays German and English records carrying back the 
name to as early a date as 1380. Although an indubitably lineal p^igree has 
not been establislied, the compiler has furnished the Quisenberry family with an 
acknowledLfod ancestry of more than five hundred years. Good letter-press and 
binding, reproductions of English registers, fac similes of signatures, etc., are 
the external attractions of the book. It is thoroughly indexed. 

Bichard Skinner of Mnrblehead and his Bible, Some Materials for a Skinner 
Genealogy. By Miss Elizabeth Ellery Dana. Reprinted from New-Eng. 
Hist, and Gen. Register, October, 1900. 8vo. pp. 10. 

This is not at all intended as a complete genealogy of the Marblehead Skin- 
ners, but simply as a means of preserving material discovered in the course of 
researches regarding the Skinner Bible. 

Genealogy of the Tapley Family. Illustrated. Compiled by Harriet Silvsster 

Tapley. Danvers, Mass. 1900. 8vo. pp. xix.-+-2o6. 

Clement Tapley, who settled in Dorchester in 1635, was the first of the name 
in America. His record, however, it was decided, for good reasons, to omit 
from this volume, which comprises the descendants of John, of Salem, 1666- 
1693, and Gilbert, of Salem, 1634-1714. Hosea Tapley, North Carolina, about 
1776, Ephraim, Virginia, the last of the 18th century, and Daniel, whose des- 
cendants are now in Wisconsin and Illinois, are noticed in the appendix. David 
was the father of the "Mark Tapley" of "Martin Chuzzlcwit." "Notes on 
English Origin of Tapley Family," by Eben Putnam, precede the pedigree of 
John Tapley. The book shows care, competency and zeal in its compilation, is 
beautifully printed, well bound, and illustrated with an array of good faces 
which recall the assertion in the introduction that certain clearly defined char^ 
acteristics appear in all the branches of the family. 

The Ancestry of Edward Wells of Qnincy, Illinois, with a Sketch of his Life. By 
Lucy Elizabkth Woodwell. Chicago. Published by Frank Wells. 1900. 
8vo. pp. x.-f214. 111. 

This volume is an arrangement of materials gathered from various publica- 
tions, as also from records and other manuscripts, and, furthermore, embodies 
the oral communications of the author's mother. It is not intended for general 
circulation, but for the descendants of Edward and Mary Wells. Six chapters 
are devoted to the English branches of the family, showing that all of the name 

1901.] Booh Notices. 117 

of Wells in America are descendants of Robert de Welles of Rayne Hall, Essex 
Ck>anty, England. Cliapter nineteenth is the sketch of Edward and Mary Wells, 
the book ending with an acconnt of their children. The illnstrations are ex- 
ceedingly fine, and the typographical aspect of the volnme is of the best. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massa- 
chuseUs, 1638-1900. In Two Volumes. By Almira Larkin White of 
Haverhill, Mass. Volume I. Haverhill, Mass, Chase Brothers, Printers. 
1900. 8vo. pp. 930. 

This is a welcome addition to the ranks of valuable genealogies, recently is- 
sued. The author is a well-known genealogist, competent and enthusiastic, of 
unbounded industry and diligence. Her present achievement is a worthy evi- 
dence of her skill and capacity. We desire to commend, especially, the illus- 
trations of residences, landscapes, furniture, etc., which convey to the mind of 
the ordinary reader a clearer conception of the surroundings of the early set- 
Hen in New England, than the most eloquent passage. The collection is ex- 
tended to the tenth generation, and embraces nearly nine thousand names. A 
reprint of Mrs. Rowlandson's Narrative of her captivity, 1676-6, follows the 
genealogy. Mrs. Rowlandson was a daughter of John White the emigrant, and 
married the first minister of Lancaster. The Narrative has been often re- 
printed, but Its insertion in this volume is timely and of large interest to pres- 
ent members of the family. The index, which perplexes and exhausts the pa- 
tience of the reader, is faulty in arrangement by generations. The book is well 
and clearly printed, and embellished with portraits of descendants. 
S<nherville, Mass. Geo. A. Gordon. 

The Owl. Edited and published by Gborok Dikeman Wino, Kewaunee, Wis. 

Vol. 2. Nos. 2, 3. October, November, 1900. 111. 

The principal features in the above numbers of this publication, previous 
issues of which have been noticed in this magazine, are ** EInathan Wing," 
•* William Stebbins," *• The Sweet Family in America," »» The Roberts Family," 
"Flantation Life in Rhode Island," "The Crofoot Family," "Reminiscences 
of Pioneer Women," "Matthew Wing of Banbury," and "The Stantons of 
Stonington." This last genealogy will be continued through several issues, and 
will, the editor promises, carry the pedigree of Thomas Stanton back through 
forty-nine generations to Odin, therefore to a period before the advent of 
Christ. It is from the sheepskin sagas stored at Copenhagen that this record 
is to be drawn, the announcement of which, the editor adds, " has called forth 
wide-spread interest among genealogists." 

The Wintermute Family History. Compiled by J. P. Wixtermute. Delaware, 

Ohio. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 

In this volume are comprehended the descendants of John, George, Lennard 
and Philip Wlndemuth (Windemoed, Winderaood), the first of Stillwater, N. J., 
the second of Wantage, N. J., and the last of Wyoming, Penn., the three parts 
into which the compiler has divided the genealogy being appropriated to these 
three immigrants, respectively. The Wintermute race appears to be one of 
great physical activity, and some of them were participants in events of an ap- 
palling nature, such as the Wyoming massacre, and the shooting of Gen. Mc- 
Cook, at Tankton. The work is evidently a labor of love, and as the outcome 
of the painstaking, persistent investigations of one who declares that the pleas- 
ore of the pursuit has fully rewarded him for his eflbrts, it ought to be accept- 
able to all who are interested in the family. The letter-press Is fine, and the 
binding in good taste. 

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston. By Samuel Adams Drake. 

New and revised edition. Illustrated. Boston : Little, Brown & Co. 1900. 

Crown 8vo. pp. xvlil.-f484. Price, $2.50. 

Thia edition is uniform with " Historic Mansions and Highways around Bos- 
ton," and contains ninety-three Illustrations in the text and many full-page plates. 
Alterations and additions, such as the author's judgment and knowledge could 
well supply, have added to the charm of this popular work which has always 
been regarded as an authority unsurpassed In the extent and accuracy of its in- 
fonnatlon and in the liveliness of its portrayals. 

118 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

FaneuU Hall and FaneuU Hall Market, or, Peter FaneuU and hU Oifl. By 

Abram Emoush Brown. Boston : Lee & Shepard. 1900. L. 8yo. pp. z.+ 

218-H71. 111. 

The canning hand that ao Tividly portrayed John Hancock and his times is 
displayed in this delineation of the donor of Fanenil Hall. With their minute- 
ness of detail and genial style, indicating the author's thorough Icnowledge and 
enthusiastic appreciation of his subject, the biography of Peter Faneuil and the 
history of the Hall and Market possess a greater interest than fiction. One 
would scarcely belieye that so absorbing a narrative could be educed from the 
records of a single edifice ; for it is Faneuil Hall that has created the Peter 
Faneuil of Boston history, since without it he would have been historically 

The second part of the volume, entitled ** The Merchants of Faneuil Hall 
Market/' is composed of sketches of stall keepers of the market, consisting of 
materials obtained by application to the men themselves. Each sketch is ac- 
companied by a portrait. This portion of the book occupies six hundred and 
seventy-one pages. 

Print and binding are fine. 

Cculine Sixty Tears Ago, A Historical Address. Delivered in connection with 
Old Home Week in Castine, Maine, Aug. 12, 1900. By Rev. Gkorob Mout- 
TON Adams. Boston: Press of Samuel Usher, 171 Devonshire St. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 17. 

A thoroughly enjoyable discourse, not at all the less so from the fact, which 
the author apologetically mentions, that in its composition he was obliged to 
rely on his own recollections, on account of scanty time available for its pre- 
paration, — unpretentious, genial, awakening exquisite emotions in all who know 

Historic Duxhury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. By Laxtrbkcb Brai>- 

FORD. 1900. 8vo. pp. 128. Price $1.00. 

In this attractive, illustrated volume, Mr. Bradford gives an interesting and 
concise account of some of the more important persons and events connected 
with the earliest settlement of the town of Duxbury, particularly concerning 
Capt. Myles Standish. It is written chiefly for the tourist and summer visitor, 
but is interesting both to the student of history and of genealogy. 

Boston, Mass. Walter Euot Thwing. 

The History of Enjield, Connecticut. Volume 1. Compiled from all the Public 
Becords of the Toxon known to exist, covering from the beginning to 1850, care- 
fully compared and attested by the Town Clerk ; together with the Graveyard 
Inscriptions, and those Hartford. Northampton and Springfield Becords which 
refer to the People of Enfield. Edited and published by Francis Olcott Allen. 
Lancaster, Pa. : The Wickersham Printing Co. 1900. 4to. pp. x.+912+lviU. 
This work, which is to consist of three volumes, is composed, as its title in- 
dicates, on the scientific plan of making a complete transcript of all the official 
data of the town, instead of recording traditions and biographies which, how- 
ever interesting to a few, would not be of lasting and public value. As an in- 
troduction, there is prefixed to the town documents a sketch of Enfield written 
in 1829 by Dr. John Channcey Pease, a descendant of the first explorer and 
settler of Enfield. This is followed by the Committee Book, Land Grants, Town 
Meetings, occupying about one half of the volume, and the Commoners Book A. 
An index of fifty-eight pages concludes the work. It is well printed and most 
substantially bound. The scenery, the streets and the legends of Enfield do not, 
indeed, find any refiexlon in these pages; but they contain that which to pos- 
terity will convey the knowledge of the founders of the town with a thorough- 
ness which could not otherwise be obtained. 

An Address delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Village Library Company of 
Farmington, Conn., Sept. 12, 1900. By Julius Gay. Hartford Press: 
The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1900. 8vo. pp. 18. 
This address consists of the account of the library of Samuel Gridley, black- 
smith, 1712, and describes about a dozen books of the religions character pecu- 
liar to that age in New England. 

1901.] Booh Notices. 119 

1700-1900. Historical Address ofC. C. Esty at the Bi-cenUnnial Anniversary 
of the Incorporation of the Town of Framinghamt Mount Wayte^ June Thir- 
teen, Nineteen Hundred. [1900.] 8vo. pp. 16. 

This address relates to e7ents in the history of Fraraingham before its in- 
corporation in 1700, and also includes sketches of some of its prominent citizens 
during each century of its existence. 

Supplement to Guilford Tombstone Inscriptio is. [New Haven. 1900.] 8vo. pp. 


The fourth volume of the papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society 
gave three hundred and forty-seven Guilford inscriptions; in this supplement 
are contained eighty more inscriptions in Guilford, (including all before 1801), 
copied from stones not standing at present. The annotation is similar to that 
of the Madison inscriptions. 

Father Joques at the Lake of the Holy Sacrament. An Episode. By B. F. De- 
Costa. Fifty copies, reprinted from the ** Messenger of the Sacred Heart." 
1900. 4to. pp. 16. 
Lalce of the Holy Sacrament is the name borne for more a century by the 

inland sea called by Gen. Wro. Johnston, in honor of his king. Lake George. 

The '* episode" is so termed because it forms a part of a work on the history, 

legends and antiquities of the above named lake ; it is in verse, and commemor. 

ates an event in the career of the martyred Jesuit missionary. Rev. Isaac Joques. 

Centennial History of LancasteVj OhiOj and Lancaster People. 1898 j the One 

Hundredth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Spot on which Lancaster stands. 

By C. M. L. Wiseman. Lancaster, Ohio: C. M. L. Wiseman, Publisher. 

1898. Sm. 8vo. pp. 407. Price $2.00. 

This exhaustive history holds not only all that has been printed in relation to 
Lancaster, but also abounds in information given by those who were pioneers, 
among whom special mention is made of Gen. George Sanderson, editor of the 
Lancaster Gazette. The book consists almost altogether of sketches of citizens 
whose prominence was such that their activities were the elements of develop- 
ment in the community to which they belonged, including, moreover, those 
whose fortunes were but slightly connected with their native place. As among 
these were such men as Gen. Sherman and his brother John, Thomas Ewing, 
John T. Brazee, and many others of note, this mode of relating town history 
is, in this instance, very interesting. 

The author is to be felicitated on the accomplishment of his long-cherished 
project in completing a work distinguished by that essential quality of history, 
the evident effort to be always accurate. 

Letter-press and binding are excellent. 

The Cycle Days of New England. An Address delivered as a Part of the Exercises 
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Lynn ^ in the 
Burrill Grammar School, Tower Hill, Lynn, Monday morning, May 14, 1900, 
by Nathan Mortimer Hawkks. Reprinted from the Memorial Volume of 
the 60th Anniversary Celebration, Lynn, Mass. 1900. 8vo. pp. 16. 
The *• Cycle Days" refer to the days opening four cycles of eighty-six years, 
when, on the 19th of April, occurred events of extraordinary effect not only upon 
New England, but upon the whole United States. The address will especially 
interest those who favor what may be called the cyclical theory of history, ac- 
cording to which events bearing a recognizably general resemblance present 
themselves at regular intervals of time. 

Inscriptiona on Tombstones in Madison, Conn., erected prior to 1800. Reprinted 
from Papers of the New Haven Colony History Society. New Haven. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 389-419. 
There are here two hundred and flfty-flve inscriptions, accompanied by notes 

chiefly from the manuscript genealogies of Guilford Families compiled by Dr. 

A Ivan Talcott. Hammonassett cemetery. East and West cemeteries of North 

Madison, and the cemetery of Madison Centre, are the locations of the stones 

that have been copied. 

120 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Ye Antient Buriall Place of New London, Conn. New London: Press of the 

Day Pabllshing Co. 1899. Ob. 8vo. pp. 40. 111. 

This beautifully printed and illustrated book contains the inscriptions on the 
gravestones of the oldest burial place in the eastern part of Connecticut. The 
Introductory portion of the book, from the Bepositorp, in a very appreciative 
manner describes this most attractively quaint cemetery, notes its rehabilita- 
tion in 1855, and calls attention to the resting places of some of the more dis- 
tinguished dead. A tine, large picture of the graveyard shows three hundred 
and Ave graves, each marked with a number; and the body of the book consists 
of the index to these numbers. 

Most adequately will the book fulfil the desire of its compiler that it may 
preserve for posterity the names that hallow this ancient ** acre of God." 

A Brief View of the Injluenceu that moved in the Adoption of the Federal Constitu- 
tion by the State of Kevo Hampshire. Annual address before the Grafton and 
Coos Counties (N. H.) Bar Association. By Albert Stillman Batchellor, 
at the meeting lield at Berlin, Jan. 27, 1899. Concord, N. H. : The Rumford 
Press. 19.00. L. 8vo. pp, 36. 

Under the headings, The Attitude, Influence, and Action of New Hamp- 
shire in the Federal Movement, The Influence of the Northern Part of the State 
in the Federalization of New Hampshire, and The Point of View of the Fathers 
in 1788, Mr. Batchellor has produced an elaborate, copiously annotated and dis- 
passionate paper on a subject whose literature is yearly increasing, relating to 
a period of our history more momentous than that of the achievement of inde- 
pendence. To the minority on the question of the hour, whom we now recog- 
nize as mistaken, justice is here fully rendered. 

Historical Notes relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch Beformed Church, Edited by 
Henry S. DoTTERER. Volume one. Phila. : Perkiomen Pub. Co., 1606 N. 
18th St. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 201. 

The genealogical value of this publication consists in such contributions as 
'* Marriages by Rev. Geo. Wack," running through nearly all of the twelve 
numbers, •' Philadelphia Reformed Church Burial Ground," '• Lists of Huguenot 
Galley Slaves," and " Goetschy's Colony," which, together with articles of the 
distinctive religious history which it is the object of the periodical to record, 
constitute a chronicle of the church whose name it bears, as also of the Euro- 
pean Reformed Churches from which it originated, forming a work which must, 
as the editor hopes, excite the enthusiasm and Increase the strength of the de- 
nomination in wliose Interest it is produced. 

Early Massachusetts Marriages prior to 1800, as found on the ofllcial records 
of Plymouth County. Edited by The Rev. Frederic W. Bailey, B. D. 
Published by the Bureau of American Ancestry for family researches. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 215. Price, $2.00. 
Plymouth County Marriages, 1692-1746, Literally transcribed from the first 
volume of the Records of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and from an 
unnumbered volume and volume one of the Records of the Court of General 
Sessions of the Peace of Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Reprinted from 
volumes one and two of the *' Genealogical Advertiser," 1898-1899. Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, Publisher, 1900. 8vo. pp. 48. Price, 
60 cents. 

The last Is published as a supplement to the first, in consequence of the 
omission of one volume of records from that. 

The publication of the records of early marriages, births and deaths is one of 
a few of the best things that can be done in aid of genealogical research. If cor- 
rectly and properly done. This Is what this book by Mr. Bailey and the pam- 
phlet of Mrs. Greenlaw undertake to do. As the field for this kind of work is so 
large, and the demand for it so great, it is much to be regretted that publication 
of the same matter should be duplicated, so that parties who desire to encourage 
this kind of work should be called upon to purchase the same thing twice. Mrs. 
Greenlaw had commenceil the publication of these records early In 1898, and Mr. 
Bailey must have had knowledge of the fact before he made his preparations for 
this volume. It is greatly to be regretted that he did not select some other rec- 
ords for his second volume. At the outset there is one drawback to this volame. 

1901 •] Book Notices. 121 

The name " Boreaa of American Ancestry for family researches " indicates that 
its pablication is a matter of business, pure and simple — a means of making 
money. There is no sentiment in It. And it is now notorious that genealogies 
published solely as a business enterprise are so defective and erroneous as to 
be scarcely worth examination. That there was haste in the preparation of 
this book is evident from the fact that one volume of the Plymouth Records 
is entirely omitted. But worse than that, the names were carelessly copied, so 
that there are numerous errors In the book which greatly mislead rather than 
aid the investigator ; apparently the copyist was incompetent or very careless, 
if a judgment can be formed by comparing a list of several pages, known to 
be correct, with what purports to be the same names in this book. The Index 
is a terrible trial of patience; while it purports to be alphabetical, it is so only 
as to the first letter. It Is true that this same method has been adopted In recent 
speculative genealogical works, and for that very reason should be reprehended. 
To prepare an actually alphabetical Index involves but a small percentage of 
labor more than the hotch-potch affairs that are now given as indexes, so try- 
ing to the eyes and the patience and so destructive of time. 

Mrs. Greenlaw's pamphlet Is a copy of the records^ evidently very carefully and 
accurately made. It may be that the matter might be condensed into briefer 
space, but it is always safer and more satisfactory to have the language of the 
record. It is hoped that the author will carry out her original intention and 
give to the public the whole record, with an index, and not be content with 
making her work a mere supplement. Josiah H. Drummond. 

Portland, Me, 

1744-2900, History of Norfolk, Litchfield County y Connecticut. Opening chap- 
ters by Rev. Joseph Eldridob. Compiled by Theron Wilmot Crisset. 
Everett, Mass. Massachusetts Publishing Co. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. vlll.+648. 

Fortunate indeed are the people of Norfolk to secure as the historian of their 
beautiful town, one whose zealous devotion to his subject Is equalled by his 
assiduity in the collection of records, and whose efforts have been ably second- 
ed by so many of his townsmen. The first three chapters, by Rev. Joseph Eld- 
ridge, giving a sketch of the history of Connecticut before the founding of 
Norfolk, bring the narrative of the progress of the town as far as the time of 
the Revolution; the following chapters, by Mr. Crissey, present in ample 
detail every aspect of the subject, historical, physical, institutional, biograph- 
ical, genealogical and anecdotal, which can interest, instruct or amuse the read- 
er. Paper, print. Illustrations and binding combine with the text to form a 
book which the inhabitants of Norfolk will for generations most highly prize. 
A good index Increases its merits. 

Bupert, Vt.y Historical and Descriptive, 1761-1898. By George S. Hibbard. 

The Tuttle Co., Printers and Publishers, Rutland, Vt. [1899.] 8vo. pp. 211. 

This is a history presenting its subject under every possible aspect, and will 
give the reader a thorough knowledge of the Green Mountain town named for 
Prince Rupert. The demise of those who remembered the early settlers has, 
without doubt, deprived the history of many Important and picturesque addi- 
tions ; but the institutions, enterprises and present condition of the town have 
Dot on that account been less interestingly and minutely portrayed. 

An Historical Sketch of Salisbury, Conn., by Malcolm Day Rudd; and an 
Explanatory Note on Indian Names by Irvin W. Sandford. Supplementary 
to Sandford's Maps of Salisbury. New York. 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 
Though so largely of a statistical nature, this sketch records facts of ex- 

tremest usefulness to all who are for any reason Interested In the town whose 

beautiful environs have attracted wide recognition. The appendix relating to 

Indian names shows careful research. 

Becord of Marriages and Baptisms by Eev. L. B. Tasker, in Sandwich, N, H, 

with notes by Dr. E. Q. Marston. S. 8vo. pp. 25. 

This record extends from 1848 to 1875, and includes marriages in Durham, 
Strafford, Meredith, ail in New Hampshire, and in Lyndon, Vt., besides a few 
in other places. 

122 Booh Noticea. [Jan. 

History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its 
first settlement in 1649 to 1900, with a Genealogical Register of Stonington 
Families. By Richard Anson Wheelkr. New London, Conn. : Press of 
the Day Publishing Co. 1900. L. 8yo. pp. 754. Portrait. 
The historical part of this work is comprised nnder the headings Revolntionary 
War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Ecclesiastical History, Highways, 
Ship Building, Mills and Manufactures, Railroads, Civil Officers and Pequot 
Indians, preceded by a sketch of the town in the Colonial period, and all man- 
ifesting unsparing labor and the utmost utilization of the embarasslngly imper- 
fect records at the author's disposal. The genealogical portion occupies more 
than Ave hundred pages, exclusive of the appendix which contains wills, agree- 
ments and inventories. The genealogies and appendix are indexed. The print 
is clear, and the binding a handsome brown cloth. Mr. Wheeler has produced a 
sterling work, and one which, for its contributions to genealogy, deserves espe- 
cial praise. 

Book A, Records of the Town of Swansea, 1662 to 1705. Edited by Alvrrdo 

Haywakd Mason. East Braiutree, Mass. Alverdo H. Mason. 1900. 4to. 

pp. 82. Edition limited to 166 copies. Price, $1.25. 

The records of Swansea, Mass., are especially interesting. The town from 
its beginning not only proclaimed, but also practised, the principle of reli- 
gious freedom, as shown by entries on the town books. It was perhaps owing 
to tills freedom that so many people took up a residence within the town limits. 
Certain it is that the list of inhabitants contains a notably large number of 
names of New England families. 

It is the hope of Mr. Mason to publish all the town records, and he has made 
an excellent beginning in the present volume, which reproduces the earliest 
book of births, marriages and deaths. The printed book retains the paging of 
the original, and even the lines are numbered for convenience in indexing. The 
index is divided into two parts. Part I affords reference to every individual 
mentioned in tlie records, giving the women under both their maiden and their 
married names, an unusual but very important and useful feature. Part II is 
practically a repetition of the records, but with the individuals grouped accord- 
ing to their families. 

Tlie work has been a labor of love. The records have been carefully copied 
and also pliotographed, the photographs being used for the proof-reading. The 
compositiou and press-work liave been done by Mr. Mason himself, and the re- 
sult is in the higliest degree creditable to the editor. A short introduction 
gives valuable information about the records which, very curiously, were made 
in a crude index form under the initials of the Christian names. The price is 
small, considering the time and laljor given to the preparation of the work, and 
the proceeds from the sale of the book are to be devoted to the publication of 
succeeding volumes. Only one hundred and forty odd copies are offered for 

The importance of printing such records exactly as they are written (as is 
here done) is very great. Students of the printed book who are unable to see 
the manuscript, are often greatly helped in their researches, sometimes in un- 
expected ways. Mr. William P. Greenlaw nas pointed out to the writer of this 
notice two or three interesting deductions which he has been able to make in 
the present case. One of these may be here mentioned. The arrangement of 
the names according to the initials of the Christian names called his attention 
to the fact that John Myles, Junior, and Nicholas Tanner, the first two Swan- 
sea town clerks of whom we have record, made their returns of biiths to Ply- 
mouth Court in exactly the same manner. This fact affords proof that the 
present manuscript is an original or an original copy, and not a re-arrangement 
of tlie records at a later time, as has been suggested. 

Boston, Mass. Almon D. Hodgrs, Jr. 

The Story of the Western Reserve of Connecticut. By Wflliam Stowkll Mills. 

Printed for the author by Brown & Wilson Press, New York. [1900.] 16mo. 

pp. 134-hv. 

The Western Reserve of Connecticut, comprising the northeast comer of the 
State of Ohio, is here most intelligently treated as to its origin, traditions, his- 
tory, geography, geology and people, the author disclaiming any original re- 


Booh Notices. 123 

search, bat presenting with reasonable brevity the results of extensive reading. 
The book is thoroughly interesting, the pages devoted to the Indians by no 
means the least so, there being nothing in their annals more appalling or pa- 
thetic than the account of the total destruction of the tribe of the Erie's. 

The index is followed by a prospectus of a second volume to contain the 
lineages of the people of the Western Reserve. Paper and print are flue. 

Windham, Maine, in the War of the Bevolution, 1775-1783. By Nathan 
Gould. H. W. Bryant, Bookseller and Publisher, Portland, Me. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 16. Price, 60 cts. 

This is an account of the services of the men of Windham at Boston, Ticon- 
deroga, Saratoga, Quaker Hill, Valley Forge, Monmouth, and other places less 
renowned ; their names being furnished in a list which docs not, however, pre- 
tend to the desired completeness. 

Life and Times of Azro B. F. Hildreth, including Personal and Family Letters, 
Miscellaneous Correspondence, and Selections from his Writings. In four 
Parts. Edited by Charles Aldrich. Des Moines : Published by Redhead, 
Norton, Lothrop & Co. 1891. 8vo. pp. viii+556. 111. 
This volume, — which is, in fact, an autobiography consisting of the slightly 
edited materials produced by the subject of the story, — records what may em- 
phatically be called a good life, while the portrayal of the labors of this man 
of force, character atd geniality really constitutes the history of the settlement 
of one of the fairest \ ortions of Iowa, as also the account of a journal estab- 
lished in what might be called a wilderness. Parts second and third afford let- 
ters from such persons as Henry A. Wise, Henry Clay, Thomas H. Benton, 
William H. Seward and Gov. William Slade; and the fourth part,— extracts from 
Mr. Hildreth*s writings, — embraces a sufficient variety of themes to impart a 
jQst impression of the intellectual ability of their author. 
The book is well printed and bound. 

Biographical BevieWj containing Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens 

of the Province of New Brunstcick', under the editorial supervision of I. Allen 

Jack. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Co., 15 Court Square. 4to. 

pp. 598. III. 

This magnittcent volume, like its predecessors, evinces the labor and taste of 
both publishers and editor. The sketches, with few exceptions, have been sub- 
mitted to the revision of their subjects, so that the same accuracy may be ex- 
pected in the Canadian series of local biography, of which this is the first vol- 
ume, as was found in the thirty-three volumes of the Atlantic series, issued by 
the same company. 

The descendants of Loyalists, of course, figure largely in these pages, as the 
Loyalist immigration is considered the most important event in the history of 
the Province. 

The space allotted to genealogy shows a just appreciation by the publishers 
of the increa.sing interest in this subject. 

To praise the typographical finish of the volume would be superfluous; it 
sofflces to say that it corresponds to that of its predecessors. 

Edwards Amasa Park, D.D., LL.D. Memorial Address. By Richard Salter 
Storrs. Boston : Press of Samuel Usher, 171 Devonshire St. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 71. 

A peculiarly pathetic intercut invests this address from the fact that the 
author of it was dead at the time of its delivery, it being read by Dr. Albert H. 
Plumb. In an introductory note the funeral services are described, following 
which are extracts from Jonathan Edwards, the passages of Scripture read at 
the obsequies, the address of Dr. Storrs, and the funeral hymn and prayer. 
That the euloglum of such a man by one who, however sharply diUbring from 
him in important respects, thorouglily knew and as thoroughly appreciated him, 
is of distinguished merit from more than one point of view, it is most obvious 
to say. 

TOL. LT. 9 

124 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Commonplace-Book of Richard PratU of Lynn, Man. With IntrodactSon and 
Notes by Nathan M. Hawkbs. (200 copies printed— not published — for 
MiCAJAH Pratt Clough.) Lynn, Mass. : The Nichols Press— Thos. P. 
Nichols. 1900. 8vo. pp. 76. III. 

In type of the fairest kind we have here presented a Journal, or common- 
place book, kept for twenty years, recording everything considered remarkable 
by the diarist daring that period, the era of the French and Indian wars, clos- 
ing on the eve of the Revolution. Nearly the last notice of historic events is in 
the words, *' 1775, April 19. General Gage's army marched out to Concord and 
began hostilities." It would be a public benefit if all similar manuscripts could 
be reproduced in as fine a style as this. 

James Henry Rabbins, M,D. Bom July 22, 1839. Died Aug. 21, 1900. Sq. 

8vo. pp. 83. Portrait. 

This memorial volume is composed of notices from newspapers, an obituary, 
an account of the funeral services, and the sermon preached at a memorial ser- 
vice in the old Meeting House, Hlngham, by Rev. John W. Day, from the ap- 
propriate text, *• The beloved physician," describing the character of one whose 
versatility, erudition, experience and studlousness were the traits of the phy- 
sician, and whose simplicity, genuineness and liberality were the characteris- 
tics of the beloved man. 

History y Charter and By-Laios of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of 
Illinois, List of Officers and Members, together with a Record of the Service 
performed by their Ancestors in the Wars of the Colonies. Publication No. 4. 
[Compiled by Tyler Seymour Morris.] Chicago. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 311. 

This sumptuous volume exhibits book-making In Its perfection. Whether 
one regards the letter-press, binding, or illustrations, its attractions are aristo- 
cratically fine. The fac-simile of the rosette and insignia may be instanced as 
particularly artistic. The portraits of the members are a series of highly fin- 
ished pictures. Among the other illustrations are a plan of Fort Pitt and the 
home of William and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, Little Compton, R. I. As to 
the text, besidesfthe portions indicated in the title, there is a division called 
** Biographical Sketches of Ancestors," by members of the Society. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. No. 7. Published by 
order of the Society. Charieston, S. C. 1900. Svo. pp. 74. 
The paper filling the pages of this publication Is by the late Daniel Ravenel 
of Charleston, entitled *♦ Historical Sketch of the Huguenot Congregations of 
South Carolina," with notes by the late General WUmot G. DeSaussure. After 
describing the settlements on French Santee, at the Orange Quarter and in St. 
John's Berkeley, the pamphlet very fully portrays the church at Charleston, its 
history, liturgy, etc. The paper will be found very interesting. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, for the year 
1899. Lynn, Mass: The Nichols Press— Thomas P. Nichols. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 44. lU. 

Officers, by-laws, reports of secretary and treasurer and of various commit- 
tees, and list of members, constitute the contents of this beautifully printed 
register. The necrologlcal reports are accompanied by portraits of the high- 
est excellence. 

Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Second Series. Documentary His- 
tory of the State of Maine. Vol. VI, containing the Baxter Manuscripts. 
Edited by James Phinney Baxter. Published by the Maine Historical So- 
ciety, aided by appropriations from the State. Portland: The Thurston 
Print. 1900. 8vo. pp. xvl+625. 

In the present issue of the Maine Historical Society, continuing the history of 
Maine by the aid of such documents as letters, depositions, warrants, orders of 
court and council, commissions, journals, complaints and petitions, the large 
space occupied by petitions Is sufficiently justified by the editor, on the ground 
that they will be found of surpassing value in determining residences and dates. 
The Index shows no subject more fully Illustrated than the perennially attrac- 
tive one, that of the Indians. 


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CoUecUona of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Seventh Senes, Vol, L 
Boston : Published by the Society. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. xxxvil+389. Port. 
The Jefferson Papers, const! ta ting the present year's publication of the Mas- 
ttchasetts Historical Society, are the second of the two parts into which tho 
mass of writings left by Jefferson has been divided, and consist of letters and 
other private and personal matter, the letters written by him and those by his 
correspondents being about equal in number. It would be superfluous to em- 
phasize the great interest possessed by these papers. They are here presented 
in admirable form, thoroughly indexed, and accompanied by a photogravure 
portrait of Jefferson from the painting by Gilbert Stuart. 

Proceedings at the Annual Dinner of the New England Society of Northeastern 
Pennsylvaniaj 1899, Printed for the Society at Press of the Schoen Print- 
ing Co., Scranton, Pa. 1900. 8vo. pp. 86. 111. 

Patriotism, plentiful wit, and sufficiently earnest laudation of the Puritans, 
characterize the addresses on the occasion giving its title to this pamphlet. 
The programme was as follows : President's Address ; The Pilgrim in the Paci- 
fic Ocean ; The Pilgrim Children ; The Blood of the Pilgrim ensures the Future ; 
Landmarks of the Pilgrims ; by Homer Greene, Rev. Wm. Elliot Griffls, Wm. 
H. McElory, Hon. Willis L. Moore, and Rev. Robert F. Y. Pierce, respectively. 

Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, Vol. VI. New Haven : 
Printed for the Society. 1900. 8vo. pp. xviii-h422. lU. 
The contents of the present volume of the New Haven Colony Historical So- 
ciety are, besides the Society's members, constitution, etc., a sketch of Henry 
Bronson, Earle Woodbridge, Col. Nathan Whiting's Letters, the Quinniplack 
Indians, Authorship of the ** Quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New Heaven sur 
L'onitd de la Legislation," Encounter between Roger Griswold and Matthew 
LyoD in 1798, First Public Library in New Haven, Negro Governors, Dlxwell 
Papers, Supplement to Guilford Tombstone Inscriptions, and Inscriptions on 
Tombstones in Madison. A fine steel portrait of Prof. Bronson graces the 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Offlcersy Committees^ By- 
Laws, Members. New York : 226 West 68th St. 1900. 12mo. pp. 66. 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's booklet contains 

" The Progress of the Year," by-laws, etc., with a list of members living and 


Historic^ Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Centennial Number. 

May 8, 1900, [Newburgh. 1900.] 8vo. pp. 78. 111. 

This number, besides giving, as would be expected, an account of the cele- 
bration of the one hundredth anniversary of the organization of the Village of 
Newburgh, contains a poem, called **The Queen City," by Rev. William Liv- 
ingston, and an appendix In two divisions, •* Act incorporating the Village of 
Newburgh," passed March 25th, 1900, and "Presidents of the Board of 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Second Series. 

Volume V. Meeting of May, 1899. For sale by James Hope & Son, Ottawa : 

The Copp-Clark Co. (Limited), Toronto. 4to. 111. 

Among the contents of this volume, besides the Proceedings which embrace 
a wide range of subjects, will be found the reports of twenty-three Associated 
Societies, and the transactions of the sections of French and English history, 
literature, archaeology, etc., the section of mathematical, physical and chemical 
sciences, and that of geological and biological sciences. The Illustrations are 
Domerous, including portraits, diagrams, maps, and plates accompanying geo- 
logical and entomological papers. So distinguished and representative a body 
as the Royal Society of Canada, some of whose members have received marks 
of distinction from the Queen, needs no addition to the eulogies that have been 
bestowed npon it by those in highest position and whose connection with It In- 
creased their interest and esteem. 

126 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Beport of the Prorerdings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the 
occasion of the 122d Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July 
3d, 1900'. [Wilkcs-BarrCs Pa. : 'Press of the Wllkes-Barrfe Record. 1900.] 
8vo. pp. 34. Portrait. 

Following the report of the exercises, there is here printed the historical ad- 
dress of Wm. Henry E<2:le, entitled *' Men of Wyoming,** delivered by one who 
eleven years before spoke to the Association on the first massacre in the 
Wyominn^ Valley, and encountered severe censure from his audience and the 
press for statements which were afterwards acknowledged to be fully substan- 
tiated by documents cited. The present address is chiefly a series of sketches 
of those whose names are on the cenotaph erected on the Wyoming battle-field, 
the concluding pages of the publication containing biographies of Calvin Parsons* 
former president of the association, and of Dr. Joel K. Gore, vice-president. 

Daughters of the American Bevolution. Chicago Chapter. 1900-1901. [Chicago- 

1900.] l*2mo. pp. 69. 

Officers and committees, 1900-1901, program, list of members, occupying 
thirty-one pages, associate, life and honorary members, in memoriam, objects 
of the national society, eligibility and admission, by-laws, notices, state regents 
and chapter officers, 1891-1900, and committees for 1899-1900,— these, as asually 
in such publications, constitute the contents of this booklet. 

Proceedings of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on the Death of Charles 
Janeway StiUe, LL.D., President of the Sontty, Ileld May 21, 1900. Phila. : 
Printed by J. B. Lippincott Co. IIKK). L. 8vo. pp. 28. Port. 
The address commemorative of the career of Dr. Stille was delivered by Prof. 
Robert E. Thompson, President of the Central High School. It is in every re- 
spect worthy of its subject, the distinguished scholar and historian of Pennsyl- 
vania, provost of I^ohigh University, biograhper of Gen. Wayne, and President 
of the Society that in tliis oration honors his name as one of the Avorthies of 
Pennsylvania, among whom his rank is high by both his achievements and his 

Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Vol. II., No. 1. Phila. 

1900. S. 4to. pp. 87. 

The very valual)le pages of this issue of the above-named Society are filled 
with Philadelphia wills, 1(>92-1C97, the earliest burial records of the Board of 
Health, 1807, marriage certificates l)eginnlng with 1681, and the seventh and 
eighth annual reports of the Society, Avhose activities as indicated in these re- 
ports and in the contents of its present publication are of the utmost service to 
the genealogist. 

Anmtal Proceedings, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1899- 

1900. Phila. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 66. III. 

In this publication are found, besides the Proceedings and the customary lists 
of officers, managers, etc., the eleventh annual sermon, by Rev. Richard H. 
Nelson, and the Evacuation Day address of Hampton L. Carson, both of interest, 
the latter, from its historical narration, extremely so. 

National Year Book, 1900. Sons of the American Bevolution. Containing a 
List of the National Ojjicers and a C<>py of the National Constituti(ni and By- 
Laws, a List of the various State Officers and the Proceedings of the National 
Congress held in New York City on April thirtieth and May first, 1900. [Com- 
piled by Capt. Samuel E. Cross. Chicago. 1900.] 8vo*. pp. 178. Port. 
Besides the purely business matters specified in the title, this volume contains 
a sketch of Gen. Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Avhose portrait serves as frontis- 
piece, and the addresses at the banquet given in the grand ball room of the 
Waldorf Astoria, May 1st, comprising those of President General Hon. Franklin 
Murphy, Gen. Breckinridge, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Lieut. Gov. Woodruff", Gen. 
Joseph Wheeler, Dr. Hiilis of the Plymouth Church, Joe Jefferson, Judge 
Goode, and others. 

1901.] Booh Notices. 127 

.Arehinea of Maryland, Vol. X VIII. Muster Rolls and other Records of Service 
of Maryland Troops in tfie American Revolution, 1773-1783. 4to. pp. 736. 
Vol. XX. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1693-1696-7, William 
H. Browne, Editor. 4to. pp. xlv.+6i3. Baltimore : Maryland Historical 
Society. 1900. 
In the preface to the eighteenth volame it is stated that the plan adopted for 

tills work is that of the Revolutionary Rolls of Connecticut ; that is, printing lists 

as found, and giving a general index of names. 
An historical introduction precedes the twentieth volume. 

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. 7. Boston : Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1900. 4to. pp. 

In this volume, which includes names from Andrew Haagg to Seth Ilixon, 
the same method of arrangement is observed as in the volumes previous, names 
being printed precisely as they are in the records, followed by residence, rank, 
the kind of document recording the service, enlistment and discharge, time of 
service, and remarks. Although the naval revolutionary services of the men of 
Massachusetts were as worthy of record as those of the land forces, yet as such 
services were chiefly performed by privateers, no official returns of men were 
required ; for Avhich reason the naval records of the Commonwealth are few and 
incomplete. Yet there can be no complaint of paucity of records in general, as 
the copy prepared for the printer, in the publication of these volumes, is taken 
from more than six hundred thousand cards. 

History of the Seventeenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, 1862- 
1863. By Lieut. Charles N. Kent. Published by order of the Seventeenth 
New Hampshire Veteran Association. Concord, N. H. 1898. 8vo. pp. 
325. 111. 

Like all similar productions, this history of a regiment whose members, in 
fact, entered the field in other organizations, supplies priceless material for 
the record of Avhat is of far more importance than reports of battles and cam- 
paigns, viz., the sentiments, conduct and fate of the citizen soldiers of America, 
whether of the North or South. Throughout these twenty -nine al)sorbing chap- 
ters one's attention is fixed on Americans of average intellect and virtue, men 
of the people, subjected to the abnormal conditions of war, and spending in 
prodigal heroism life and limb for their country. 

Besides the narration of the origin and actions of the 17th regiment, there is 
here a list of the regimental histories of the State, and, furthermore, an appen- 
dix of statistics of unusual interest concludes the book. 
Good print and illustrations are the external merits of the volume. 

The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution^ including 
the Charters to the Duke of York, the Commisifiims and Instructions to Colonial 
Governors, the Dukes Laics, the Laics of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the 
Charters of Albany and New York, and th^ Acts of the Colonial Legislatures 
from 1691 to 1775 inclusive. Transmitted to the Legislature by the Com- 
missioners of Statutory Revision, pursuant to Chaplor 125 of the Laws of 
1891. 5 Vols. 8vo. Albany : Jas. B. Lyon, State Printer. 1894. 
From the explanatory note in the first volume, we learn that in this work the 
statutes of the Colony of New York are republished verbatim, with the original 
spelling and punctuation, taking the edition of Van Schaack as a basis with 
respect to arrangement and numbering of chapters. All the nets of which 
originals or copies are extant have been printed in full. The index contains the 
Dames of all persons mentioned in the legislation of the colony, and is there- 
fore of great historical and genealogical value. The publication is also of legal 
importance, as some of the laws recorded may be yet in force. 

The collection is prefaced by a sketch of the history and development of 
representative government in the colony. 

128 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Public Papers of George Clinton, Pint Chvemor of Nino York, 1777-2795— 
1801-1804. Volumes 2, 3. Published by the State of New York, as Appen- 
dix '' N," Third Annual Report of the State Historian. Albany. 1900. 
8vo. pp. xliil.+879; xxxvi.4'744. 111. 

The papers in the second volume bear the dates June, 1777 — February, 1778. 
As it was requisite to make consecutive the Revolutionary history of New York, 
as recorded in these papers, for this purpose letters and documents written or 
meutioned by Gov. Clinton, but not found in the MS. collection of the State, 
have been examined and used. The tiiird volume dates March, 1778— Septem- 
ber, 1778. The operations it describes are civil rather than military, as the 
government of the young State had not yet adjusted itself to its novel condi- 
tions. This year is marked by the acknowledgment of American Independence 
by the King of France, and the appointment of Benjamin Franklin as our first 
minister to that country, as also by the arrival of the French fleet under Count 

Tear Book, 1899, City of Charleston, So, Ca. [Charleston, S. C. : Lucas and 

Richardson Co. 1899.] L. 8vo. pp. xxviii4-154. 111. 

After a table of tlie City Government, we have in this volume the reports of 
the departments of health, fire, police, etc., including sixty-nine pages devoted 
to the charitable activities of the city, the educational institutions forming the 
conclusion of the body of the work. The appendix is not of subordinate in- 
terest, as it contains the ** Official Correspondence between Brig. Gen. Thomas 
Sumter and Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Greene," letterfe from the latter to the former, 
and a paper on "' Art and Artists in Provincial South Carolina.*' 

Class 1875, Bovodoin College, 1875-1900. Report of the Class Secretary. 

[Boston. 1900.] 4to. pp. 64. 111. 

Dr. Myles Standish here presents flfty-nlnc sketches of Bowdoln graduates, 
all save a very few illustrated by two photographs, one taken twenty-flve years 
ago, the other the present year, and it is curious to note that in nearly every 
case time has added greatly to the good looks of the subjects. The sketches 
are followed by a bibliography of works published by the graduates, all of 
which are of religious, educational or scientific importance. The reader to 
whom the names in this book are those of strangers will, nevertheless, ex- 
perience a sympathetic thrill as he glances at them, reminded of his own com- 
panions of long ago. 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York. Second Book. New 

York. 1900. Bvo. pp. 179. 
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois. (Edited by Tyler 

Skymour Morkis.) Publication Number One. Chicago. 1900. 8vo. pp. 


The first book of the Society of Mayflower Descendants was published in the 
early part of 189G, and was noticed in the July Register of that year. This 
second book follows the style of the first in size, binding, paper, print and ar- 
rangement. Its contents comprise lists of officers of the New York Society 
from its incorporation to the present time; a revised copy of the list of passen- 
gers who came in tlie Mayflower, which will bear still further revision ; the Com- 
pact and its signers, numbered as in Prince's New England Chronology ; the con- 
stitution, by-laws, list of members and list of ancestors of the New York So- 
ciety. The volume Is embellished with a portrait of Hon. Henry E. Rowland, 
first Governor of the New York Society, views of the Manor House at Scrooby 
and St. Peter's Church in Droitwich, views in Amsterdam, Leyden and Delft- 
Haven, '* Baptismal Robe of William Bradford," and a facsimile of a page of 
Bradford's History. 

The larger part of the Illinois Society's book is devoted to full page pedigrees, 
each of Avhich shows the descent of a member of the Society from a Mayflower 
ancestor. The publication of these detailed lines of eligibility is a new depar- 
ture in the literature of the patriotic-hereditary societies. The remainder of the 
volume contains lists of officers and members, the constitution and by-laws, 
and a history of the State society, together with addresses delivered before 
it by various officers, the Compact with its signers numbered, Bradford's list of 


Booh Notices. 129 

Majflower passengers, and a list of books containing Pilgrim history and gen- 
ealogy. The book is illustrated Tvith many fine and appropriate engravings. 

It is worth noticing here that the original Compact has been missing for a long 
time, and that the earliest copies of it are fonnd in Mourt's Relation, Bradford's 
History and Morton's New England's Memorial ; the last, which was issued in 
1069, being the first to contain a list of the signers. The signatures, as printed 
by Morton, are arranged in three columns, which are divided at the bottom of 
a page, seven names appearing in each column at the foot of one page, and the 
balance at the top of the next. It is evident from the foregoing that the order 
of signing is not now known. Prince, in his New England Chronology, is the 
first to assign arbitrary numbers to these signatures, but he admits that he 
follows Morton's arrangement, and that he adds the titles and families from 
Bradford's Manuscript. As arguments to show that this or that one wrote the 
Compact have been based upon the order of signing, it would seem better to 
omit the numbers until the exact order is known. * * * 

Noted Men and Historical Narrations of Ancient MUton. [By A. K. Teele.] 
Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1900. 8vo. pp. 99. 
This interesting and valuable little book comprises sections, entitled " Brief 
Memorials of Ancient Milton," ** Indian Graves in Milton," ** Israel (and Gov. 
William) Stoughton," *• Dorchester and Milton Church Land, 1669," '* Minister- 
ial Houses," and '* A Century's Changes." It is plain that it is written by one 
most thoroughly in love with his subject, and who, moreover, has not avoided 
the prosaic, statistical aspect of his theme, as, indeed, it is to this that he at- 
tributes the chief merit of his production. 

Ancestral CJiart of Eleven Generations, By Georotana Guild, Genealogist for 
the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Dames. Providence. 1899. Price, $5.00. 
Working Charts to accompany the Ancestral Chart of Eleven Generations, By 
Gborgiana Guild. Price, $2.00. Address : Miss Guild, 34 Pratt St., Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

It was a happy thought of the compiler of these charts, to give to the genea- 
logical world the very thing that It has been inquiring for, and that the author 
has long used in her own extensive fields of research most effectively. 

It is not intended here to give the details, but it may be said generally, that 
besides the book of charts arranged for eleven generations of ancestors, there 
is included in her plan a series of •* working charts," most valuable in pre- 
liminary gleaning, before placing the grand result in the large chart book. 

Clearness, availability and simplicity are held to In all the forms, which are 
yet as comprehensive as could be desired. 

Miss Guild may well be congratulated on her success in filling a long- felt want 
by her timely contribution. John Osborne Austin. 

Providence, B. I. 

Index to American Genealogies; and to Genealogical Material contained in all 

Works, such as Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical 

Society Publications, Biographies, Historical Periodicals, and Kindred Works, 

Alphabetically Arranged, enabling the Beader to ascertain whether the Genealogy 

of any Family, or any part of it, is printed, either by itself or embodied in other 

Works, Fifth edition, revised, improved and enlarged, containing nearly 

50,000 references (first and second editions were edited by Daniel S. Durrle). 

Copyrighted, 1900. Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munsell's Sons. 1900. 4to. pp. 352. 

In the Register for October, 1860, appeared the announcement that Daniel 

8. Durrie, Librarian of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, was preparing 

a ** Bibliography of American Family History," and the remark was ad led, 

•* It will l>e a work of great labor, and, if properly prepared, as we doubt not it 

will be. of great value." In 1868 the promised work was Issued under the title 

of ** Bibliographla Genealoglca Americana," containing, arranged imder the 

various family names, 10,000 references to genealogical publications. In 1878, 

a second edition, comprising about 15,000 references, was published. A third 

edition, with about 20,000 references, and bearing the name of the same editor, 

appeared in 1886, to which a supplement was famished in 1888. In 1895 came 

the fourth edition, with nearly 40,000 references. The number of editions, five, 

thus far required by the public, shows the ** indispensable character of the work 

130 Book Notices. [Jan. 

to the genealogist and to public libraries,** to quote from a review of the second 
edition by John Ward Dean. 

The plan chosen for printing the surnames has changed from edition to 
edition, and has occasioned considerable criticism. In the first edition, they 
were printed in such position in relation to the references as to be immediately 
and unmistakably recognized. The English method, however, of repeating the 
name before every reference was decid^ly objectionable, and was therefore not 
introduced in the second edition. In the third edition, one observes a de- 
creasing clearness in the tabulation of the names, while in the fourth edition the 
obscurity in this respect is unrelieved, although the arrangement of references 
is a most noticeable improvement on that of the edition just preceding it. In 
the last edition the surnames are given in black type, and are accordingly far 
more easily distinguishable than in the style of print before employed. 

As to the degree of reliability of this edition by reason of its including all the 
references of the previous issues and therefore being fitted to supersede them, 
this has been tested by an examination of several hours, carefully tracing ref- 
erences through all the volumes, with the result that but one oversight has been 

Attached to the first edition of Durrie's work, and facing the title-page, is the 
advertisement: " Whitmore^s American Genealogist is a companion volume to 
this Index of American Pedigrees, and the two are indispensable to all persons 
pursuing the study of genealogy, or engaged in writing town histories or family 
genealogies. Neither of them is a substitute for the other, but they are together 
present helps in the pursuit of family history." These statements are true, as 
it is to this work and to the volumes mentioned below that one must apply for 
the full titles of the genealogies which in the *' Index" are designated in the 
briefest manner possible. Whitmore's work preceded I)urrie*s by six years, and 
is the first of its kind ; in 1875 it had reached a third edition. A fourth edition, 
not edited, however, by Whitmore, but prepared by Joel Miinsell's Sons, who 
were Its publishers from the first, was issued in 1897. In the same year there 
appeared another work of the same nature compiled by Thomas Allen Glenn, 
publislied by Henry T. Coates & Co., Pliiladelphia, claiming as its special feature 
the presentation of the unabridged title, wherever possible, of every genealogy 
mentioned in its pages. In additi(m to these, which have been rightly termed 
companions to the Index under notice, we may, in this connection, call attention 
to the " Bulletin of the New York Public Library," 1897, with sections occupied 
by " American Genealogies," and also to the " Finding List of Genealogies and 
Town Histories, containing Family Records," published the present year by the 
Boston Public Lil)rary, being a second and much enlarged edition, and which Is 
very valuable to those who use it in the library, as each title has the shelf num- 
ber of the book printed with it. 

As, with the exception of the Library Lists, all of the above-mentioned works 
but one were published by Joel Munsell's Sons, it is to this house that we must 
accord preeminence in genealogical enterprise. As three years ago they could 
say that they had published more genealogies than any other American company, 
and that no house then existing had published a genealogy earlier than they, so 
now, on producing the fifth e<1itlon of their standard work, they may congratu- 
late themselves on having still further facilitated the study of family liistory by 
diminishing to a minimum the difficulty of ascertaining the sources of genealo- 
gical information. As books or collections of books of certain classes without 
an Index are practically useless, so he who has constructed for them the best 
index extant has done more than any one else to make them serviceable to the 

Documents relating to the Colonial liistory of the State of Kew Jersey. VoUtmB 
XX [. Calendar of Jiocords in the ^fffice of the Secretary of State. 1 664-1 703. 
Edited by William Nklson. Paterson, N. J. : The Press Printing and Pub- 
lishing Co., 2G9 Main St. 1899. Svo. pp. xii.-f 770. 

The East Jersey and West Jersey records are published in this volume. The 
value and interest of these records have long been recos:uizcd, but their volu- 
minousness rendered it difficult to thoroughly master them. Among the con- 
tents of this publication are original grants, concessions, instructions and orders 
of the first Proprietors and Governors, which show, it is pleasant to notice, how 
scrupulously honest were the early settlers in acquiring the Indian title of oc- 

1901.] Becent Publications. 131 

cnpancj. The index has namerons Indian names, which will interest linqnists 
and students of Indian history, and particularly that of the Lenni Lenape. Un- 
der the division ** Occupations** is a list of the early inhabitants whose callings 
are noted in various documents. The volume will attract the genealogist, 
although a number of the marriage certificates have been reserved for a collec- 
tion of marriage records, to appear in the serfes of New Jersey Archives. The 
thoroughness and accuracy of the records are obvious, from the fact that the 
Calendar and General Index have been prepared by Mr. Berthold Fernow, the 
archivist of New York. 

The Boanoke Colony Memorial Association, Articles of Incorporation^ By-Laws 

and other matter. 1899. S. 8vo. pp. 7. 

This association is organized for the purpose, as stated in the second of the 
articles of incorporation, ** for the purpose of reclaiming, preserving and 
adorning Old Fort Raleigh . . . and also to erect monuments and suitable 
memorials to commemorate historic events in North Carolina." In a circular 
attached to the pamphlet it is added : ** In consideration of wliat they owe to 
Sir Walter Haleigh, who first introduced tobacco into Great Britain, it* is asked 
that all who use and deal in tobacco contribute a sum, large or small— the value 
at least of two or three cigars — according to their means, to be devoted to th© 
erection of memorials— at the place in the United States where tobacco was first 
discovered— to Sir Walter Raleigh, who made known its use, and to his colonists 
"Who perished there. Contributions may be sent to Graham Davos, President, 
New Bern, N. C. In the ** Review and Memoranda" it is stated that, since the 
issue of the last circular in 1896, a memorial tablet has been erected on the site 
of Fort Raleigh, with an inscription recording the events that occurred there, 
"While the grounds of the fort have been enclosed by a substantial fence. 


Prbsexted to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society from July 26 

TO December I, 1900. 

Prepared by Benjamin Davis Peyser. 

I. Publications tcritten or edited by members of the Society. 

A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Mass., and his Descendants, 
1635-1900. Compiled and edited by Andrew N.Adams, llutland, Vt. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. vi.-|-664. 

The Blair Family of New England. Compiled by Miss Emily Wilder Lcavitt. 
Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 194. 

Genealogical Gleanings. Contributory to a history of the family of Pcnn. By J. 
Henry Lea. (Reprinted from Penn. Magazine, April, 1900, et seq., and New- Eng- 
land Ilistorical and Genealogical Register, July, 1900.) Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. xlvi. 

Walter Allen. By Allen H. Bent. Prepared for the tliird annual gathering of the 
Society of Descendants of Walter Alien at Shrewsbury, Mass., Aug. 24, 1900. Boston. 
1900. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Local History. 

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston. By Samuel Adams Drake* 
Boston. 1900. pp. xviii.-|-484. 

Documentary History of the State of Maine. Vol. VI., contninini:? The Baxter 
Manuscripts, edited by James Phinney Baxter, A.M. (Published by tlie Maine His- 
torical Societv, aided by appropriations from the State.) Portland. 1900. 8vo. pp. 

History of Enfield, Connecticut, Volume I. Compiled from all the public records 
known to exist, covering from the beginning to 18.50, carefully compared and attest- 
ed by the town clerk, together with the graveyard inscriptions and those of Hartford, 

* This list does not include publications which arc elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 

132 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

Northampton, and Springfield Records which refer to the people of Enfidd. Edited 
and published by Francis Olcott Allen. Lancaster, Pa. 1900. 8vo. pp. lTiii.-4-912. 

Plymouth County Marriages, 1692-1746. Literally transcribed from the first yoI- 
ume of the records of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and from an unnumbered 
volume and yolume one of the records of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace, 
Plymouth County, Massachusetts. (Reprinted firom Tolumes one and two of ** The 
Genealogicid Advertiser.") By Lucy Hall Greenlaw. Cambridge. 1900. 8yo. pp. 48. 

Early Massachusetts Marriages prior to 1800. Plymouth County. Second Book. 
Edited by Rer. Frederic W. Bailey, BJ). New Haven, Conn. 1900. pp. 215. 

Book A Records of the Town of Swansea, 1662 to 1705. Edited by Alverdo 
Hayward Mason, East Braintree. 1900. 8vo. pp. 82. 

A history of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from 
its first settlement in 1649 to 1900, with a Genealogical Register of Stonington families. 
By Richard Anson Wheeler. New London. 1900. 8yo. pp. 754. 

The Library of a Farmington Village Blacksmith, A. D. 1712. An Address de- 
livered at the Annual Meeting of the Village Library Company of Farmington, Conn., 
September 12, 1900. By Julius Gay. Hartford. 1900. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Fancuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market, or Peter Faneuil and his Gift. By Abram 
English Brown. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. x.-h671. 

Commonplace- Book of Richard Pratt of Lynn, Mass. By Nathan M. Hawkes. 
Lynn. 1900. 8vo. pp. 75. 

A Philanthropist of the last century identified as a Boston man. By Alerand 
Graham BelL (From Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, at the Semi- 
Annual Meeting, April 25, 1900.) Worcester. 1900. 8vo. pp. 13. 

The Cycle Days ot New England. An Address delivered as a part of the Exercises 
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Lynn, in the 
Burrill Grammar School, Tower Hill, Lynn, Monday morning, May 14, 1900, by 
Nathan Mortimer Hawkes. Lynn. 1900. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Castine Sixty Years Ago. A Historical Address delivered in connection with Old 
Home Week in Castine, Maine, Sunday evening, August 12, 1900. By Rev. George 
Moulton Adams, D.D. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Father Fogues at the Lake of the Holy Sacrament. An Episode. By B. F. De 
Costa. 1900. 4to. pp. 16. 

Societies and IruiittUioru. 

History, Charter and By-Laws ef the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of 
Blinois. List of Officers and Members. Together with a record of the service per- 
formed by their ancestors in the wars of the colonies. Publication No. 4. [Edited 
by Tyler Seymour MorrisJ Chicago. 1900. 8vo. pp. 311. 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois. [Edited by Tyler 
Seymour Morris.] Publication Number one. Chicago. 1900. 8vo. pp. 173. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Seventh Series. Vol. I. 
Boston. 1900. xxxvii.-|-389. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Officers, Conmiittees, By- 
Laws, Members. New York. 1900. 12mo. pp. 56. 

CoUegei and Sehoolt, 

Class of 1875. Bowdoin College. 1875-1900. Report of the Class Secretary. 
[Dr. Myles Standish.] Boston. 1900. 4to. pp. 64. 

U, S. Government^ State and Municipal Pubiicatione, 

Library of Congress, Division of Bibliography. List of Books (with references to 
periodicals) relating to the Theory of Colonization, Government of Dependencies, 
Protectorates, and Related Topics. By A. P. C. Griffin. Washington. 1900. 8vo. 

Library of Congress, Division of Bibliography. A List of Books (with references 
to periodicals) relating to Trusts. By A. P. C. Griffin. Washington. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 20. 

II. Other Publications. 
CoUeges and Schools, 

The Law School of Harvard University. Announcements, 1900-01. Cambridge. 
1900. 12mo. pp. 42. 

Annual Report of the President of the Corporation of Brown University, September 
15, 1900. Provdence. 1900. 8vo. pp. 39. 

1901-] Itecent Publications. 133 

General Cttalogae of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College 1795-1900. 
Williamstown. 1900. 8to. pp. 171. 

Obituary Record of Graduates of Amherat College, for the Academical Year ending 
June 27, 1900. (Fourth printed series, No. 8.) Amherst. 1900. 8vo. pp. 253-283. 

Catalogue of the Phillips Exeter Academy, 1898-99. Exeter. 1899. 12mo. pp. 47. 

Franklin and Manhall College. List of Graduates. Their degrees and post-office 
addreasea, or the date of death, with reference to the obituary record. Compiled 
lor the Alumni Association. Lancaster. 1900. 8to. pp. 46. 

Franklin and Marshall College. Obituary Record (issued annually). A Record of 
the Lives of the Deceased Alumni of Marshall College and of Franklin and Marshall 
College. Edited for the Alumni Association, Vol. I., No. 4 (completing Vol. L). 
Lancaster. 1900. 8yo. pp. 299-31 8+iv. 

Catalogue of the Officera and Students of Middlebury College, Middlebury, Ver- 
mont, 1899-1900. Middlebury. 1900. 8to. pp. 60. 

Anwiri Catalogue of the Emerson College of Oratory, Literature, Pedagogy. Bos- 
ton. 1900. 12mo. pp. 60. 

Sodetist and IfuHlutiotu. 

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1899. 
Boston. 1900. 8to. pp. 168. 

Thirty- Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Boston City Hospital, including 
the Report of the Superintendent for the thirty- sixth year, February 1, 1899, to Jan- 
uary 31, 1900, inclusive. Boston. 1900. 8vo. pp.212. 

Constitution and By-Laws of the St. Botolph Club in Boston, with a list of the 
officers and membera of the Club. Boston. 1898. 16mo. pp. 52. 

Report of the Boston Toung Men's Christian Union. Listituted 1851. Incor- 
porated 1852. Fortheyear ending March 31, 1900. Boston. 1900. 12mo.pp. 153. 

Thirty-Eighth Annual Report of the Directors of the General Theological Library, 
together with thoite of the Treasurer, Librarian, Committees, and Necrologist : also its 
H^itory, Constitution and By-Laws, with a Ust of the members, etc. Presented at 
the Axmual Meeting of the Corporation in Boston, April 16- May 21, 1900. Boston. 
1900. 12mo. pp. 64. 

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting, 
June 18, 1900. Boston. 1900. 8to. pp. 60. 

Proceedings of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. In union with the Most Ancient and Honorable Grand Lodges in 
Europe and America, according to the old constitutions. Boston. 1 900. 8to. pp. 107. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts. For the year 
18M. Lynn. 1899. 8vo. pp. 44. ^^ 

Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Vol. XVJJl. — 
No. 11.— 1900. Boston. 1900. 8vo. 

Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. Vol. VI. New Haven. 1 900. 
8vo. pp. xviii.-|-422. 

A review of the History of the Epidemic of Yellow Fever in New Haven, Conn., 
in the year 1794. By Frederick H. Hoadley, M.D. New Haven. 1900. 8vo. pp. 

Annual Report of The Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers pre- 
sented at the Annual Meeting, May 29, 1900. Also a list of officers and members 
and of donations for the year. Hartford. 1900. Svo. pp. 45. 

Reports of the Trustees and the Superintendent of the Butler Hospital for the 
Insane, presented to the corporation at its fifty-sixth annual meeting, January 24, 
1900. Providence, R. I. Providence. 1900. Svo. pp. 60. 

VoL n. No. 1. Publications of the Genealogicid Society of Pennsylvania, June, 
1900. Philadelphia. 1900. Svo. pp. 87. 

Documentary Material relating to the History of Iowa. Edited by Benjamin F. 
Shambaugh, A.M., PhJD. Volume U. Local Government. Iowa. 1900. Svo. pp. 

U. S. Govemtneni, State and Municipal Publications. 

Acts and Resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts, in the year 1900, 
together with the Constitution, the Messages of the Governor, List of the Civil Gov- 
ernment, Tables showing changes in the Statutes, changes of names of persons, etc. 
Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston. 1900. Svo. pp. 840. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year 1S9S-99. Vol. 1. Wash- 
ington. 1900. Svo. xcii+1248. 





Mbs. Axkib Goddabd Eodt, widow of the 
late Mr. Kol>ert llenry Eddy, died at her 
home, No. 70 Marlborough Street, Bos- 
ton, October 11, 1900, aged 73 years, 
9 months and 24 days. &irs. Eddy 
was the duughtcr of John Knight 
Pickering, Esq., of Portsmouth, New 
HampKhire. lier paternal ancestry is 
as follows: John Knight,^ Richard,^ 
Thomas,' Thomas,' John.* Her mother 
was Lucy Maria, daughter of the Hon. 
John Goddard. Mr. and Mrs. Eddy 
were much interested in the purposes of 
our Society and in the Register. Mr. 
Eddy prepared not only a history of the 
Eddy family, but of the Pickering 
family of Portsmouth. Mrs. Eddy 
found delight in the history and social 
life of her native city. Mr. Eddy die<l 
May 13, 1887, and an obituary notice of 
him appeared in the Rkoihtkk, 1888, p. 
214. Mr. Eddy was by profession a civil 
engineer, but later became a solicitor of 
patents, lie was a benefactor of the New 
England llistoric Genealogical Society, 
and his wife having deceased, the Society 
becomes, with Harvard University and 
Massachusetts (ieneral Hospital, resi- 
duary legatees of their estate. In ad- 
dition to several other bequests, he 
gave to the city of Portsmouth, N. H., 
$30,000 for an equestrian statue of 
Major Genernl Fitz John Porter, a native 
of that place. 

The religious interests of Mr. and 
Mrs. Eddy were centred in the work at 
King's Chapel. They were also very 
much interested in the development and 
maintenance of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 
where they were both interred. They 
were ever kindly disposed, of an un- 
assuming demeanor, and found delight 
in beautiful benefactions to their kins- 
men and the public at large. 
iSomertille, Rev. Anson Titus. 

Miss Charlotte Goldthwaite of Hart- 
ford, Conn., compiler of the Boardman 
and Goldthwaite genealogies, died No- 
vember 20, 1900, at Longmeadow, Mass. 
She was the oldest daughter of FlaveP 
Goldthwaite ( Krastus,* Thomas,* Tho- 
mas,* Samuel,^ Samuel,* Thomas*), and 
was born June 30, 1832. Her mother 
was Jane Boardman, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Jennet (Catlin) Boardman. 

Miss Goldthwaite was a graduate of 
the Hartford Female Seminary, and 
taught for about twenty years in that 
institution. She went abroad in 1889, 
spending about three years in England 
and on the continent, during which 
time she made a successful search for 
the English home of her mother's £Eun- 
ily, the Boardmans, and also a search 
for the ancestry of the American Gold- 
thwaites. Since her return, she has 
compiled very complete genealogies 
of these families, both of which have 
been published. 

RuFus Alexander Gridbb died at Cana- 
joharie, New York, on February 7, 1900. 
He was the second son of Jacob and 
Juliana (Crist) Grider, and was born 
at Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsyl- 
vania, on April 13, 1817. He was mar- 
ried at German town, Penn., on Oct. 13, 
1864, to Elizabeth, fourth child of John 
and Ann (Waldcn) Skirving, who died 
on March 12, 1875, at Bethlehem, Penn. 
Her father was born in Worwickshire, 
England, in the year 1804, and died at 
German town in 1865 ; and her mother 
was bom in England in 1801, and died 
in Philadelphia in 1850. Mr. Grider 
left two daughters to mourn his loss : 
Mrs. Amy Grider Sammons, wife of 
James Horatio Sammons of Canajohorie, 
who has one son, Rufus Sammons ; and 
Margaretta Sager Grider of North 
Adams, Mass. The surname was origi- 
nally Kreauter, but by gradual changes 
from one generation to another in this 
country it has become ** Grider." 

For a long time Mr. Grider was much 
interested in powder-horn inscriptions, 
ond he had made careful dra>vings of 
more than four hundred inscribed horns. 
On several occasions these copies have 
been on exhibition in Boston, where he 
had many friends. The collection is a re- 
markable one, both unique and artistic ; 
and it is understood that it is now for 
sale. It contabis many hiut'^ and sugges- 
tions of an historical character, not found 
elsewhere. Along this line of study Mr. 
Grider made original researches which 
are worthy of high commendation, and 
his pioneer labors justly entitle him to 
be regarded as the founder of a new 
antiquarian art. 

Saxitel a. Green. 

Errata. — Vol. 54, page 456, line 34, /or Joel rectd Josiah. 
Vol. 55, page 16, line 4, /or Earl read Duke. 
YoL 55, page 19, line 21, dele overseer of Harvard XJniverBity. 



APRIL, 1901. 


By Gbosob Vabxbb Lktbbstt, LL.B. 

John Elbridge Hudson, vice-president of this Society, and 
president of the American Bell Telephone Company and of the 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, died in Beyerly, 
Mass., October 1, 1900, without issue. 

Thomas Hudson, his paternal ancestor, came to this country 
about 1630, settled in Lynn, Mass., and acquired land at the Ford 
on the Saugus River. Near this land was found the bog iron ore 
which led to the establishment of the first iron works in this country. 
These works were erected on Thomas Hudson's land at the head of 
navigation below the Ford. The first casting, an iron kettle, made 
at these works in 1642, remained in the possession of his descendants 
until 1892, when it was presented to the City of Lynn by Mr. Hudson. 

His ancestral line is as follows : — (1) Thomas Hudson, immigrant ; 
(2) Jonathan Hudson, bom circa 1617 ; (3) Moses Hudson, bom 
July 15, 1658, married, Nov. 12, 1685, Sarah Collins, daughter of 
Henry Collins of Lynn; (4) Jonathan Hudson, born Sept. 15, 
1691, married, Nov. 14, 1720, Mary Hathome, daughter of Ebenezer 
Hathome of Lynn; (5) Moses Hudson, bom June 30, 1723, 
married, Feb. 27, 1745, Katherine Kilby, daughter of Thomas 
Kilby of Boston; (6) Thomas KUby Hudson, born April 9, 1756, 
married, July 27, 1780, Rhoda Ramsdell, daughter of Nehemiah 
Bamsdell of Lynn; (7) James Hudson, bom April 25, 1788, 

VOL. LV. 10 

136 John Elbridge Hudson. [April, 

married, July 20, 1809, Eliza Condon Orgin, daughter of Isaac 
Orgin of Lynn; (8) John Hudson, bom Sept. 24, 1815, married, 
August 27, 1837, Elizabeth Chase Hall Hilliard, daughter of 
Benjamin Hilliard of Cornish, N. H. ; (9) John Elbridge Hudson, 
bom August 3, 1839. 

Mr. Hudson's maternal great-great-grandfather was the Rer. 
David Hall (A.B., Harvard 1724; D.D., Dartmouth 1777) who 
married, June 24, 1731, Elizabeth Prescott, daughter of Dr. 
Jonathan and Rebecca (Bulkeley) Prescott of Concord, and was 
ordained pastor of the First Congregational Church of Sutton, 
Mass., where he died. May 8, 1789, after a pastorate of nearly sixty 

His maternal great-grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Hilliard, a 
{Nioneer in Universalism and a soldier of the Revolution, serving 
at Bunker Hill and Bennington. 

Mr. Hudson was bom in Lynn, and received his early education 
in the public schools of that city. He fitted himself for college, and 
entering Harvard graduated in 1862, valedictorian summa cum 
laude. He was the best classical scholar of his class, and imme- 
diately upon his graduation was appointed to a tutorship in which, 
for three years, he taught Greek, Latin and Ancient History. 
Although urged to continue in the profession of a classical scholar, 
he chose the law, and while attending to the duties of his tutorship 
took the regular course of the Harvard Law School. Upon his 
graduation from the Law School, in 1865, he entered the law office 
of Chandler, Shattuck and Thayer of Boston, as a student. He 
was admitted to the Suffolk Bar, October 25, 1866, but continued 
with the firm as managing clerk until February, 1870, when he 
became a partner, on the retirement of Mr. Shattuck, the firm name 
becoming Chandler, Thayer and Hudson, and four years later 
Chandler, Ware and Hudson, upon the appointment of Mr. James 
B. Thayer as Royall professor of law in the Harvard Law School, 
and the admission of Mr. Darwin E. Ware to the firm. 

The firm was dissolved in 1878, and for two years thereafter Mr. 

1901.] John Mbridge JBudson. 137 

Hudson continiied in practice alone, contributing to the law review^ 
and editing with Mr. George F. Williams the tenth annual volumQ 
of the United States Digest. 

In 1880 he became the official attorney of The National Bell Tele- 
phone Company, and a little later of The American Bell Telephone 
Compapy upon the organization of the latter company ; in 1885 jits 
solicitor and general manager, and in 1886 its vice-president; in 
1887 presidei^t of jthe American Telephone and Telegraph Coqapany 
(the ^'Long Distance Company"), and in 1889 president of The 
Jimeric^n Bell Telephone Company. These last two offices he held 
iiotil bis death, October 1, 1900. 

He was married, August 23, 1871, to Miss Eunice W. Healey, 
fighter of Wells and Elizabeth (Pickering) Healey of Hampton 
FisUs, New Hampshire. 

Mr. Hudson was at the time of his death a vice-president of this 
Society. He was also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts 
mfd Sciences, a member of the Corporation of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, a member of the American Antiquarian 
Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 
tbe British Association for the Advancement of Science, American 
Gfsographical Society, National Geographic Society, The Colonial 
^Mociety of Massachusetts, the American Institute of Electrical Engi- 
jl^ers, the Virginia Historical Society, the Association for the Pre- 
pervation of Virginia Antiquities, the Bostonian Society, Selden So- 
CM9ty, Hakluyt Society, Lynn Historical Society, the Bar Associa- 
tion of the City of Boston, and also of the Algonquin, Boston Art, 
Exchange, National Arts, St. Botolph, Union, University and other 
social clubs. 

Mr. Hudson was remarkable for the wide range of his intellectual 
^wers. As a classical scholar he had few equals outside the ranks 
fi£ professional students. He was widely versed in ancient and 
modem history and geography. His knowledge of the law was ex- 
^nsive and profound. In editing the tenth volume of the United 
JBlates Digest, he was required by the publishers to re-classify the 

138 John Mbndg€ Hudson. [April, 

whole body of the law. The analysis of the law then made by him 
has since been followed in numerous digests and indexes in general 
use throughout the United States, and is the basis of the classifica- 
tion adopted for the Century Edition of the United States Digest. 

The electrical and other problems arising from the extensive and 
rapidly growing telephone business interested him profoundly. 

His tastes led him to genealogical research, and to his extensive 
library he added the many works upon historical and genealogical 
subjects which have since been presented to this Society. 

But Mr. Hudson was not merely a scholar. He was also a 
sagacious man of business. Being connected with the American 
Bell Telephone Company irom its organization, he was at first 
engaged as counsel in establishing those intricate contract relations 
which were to govern perpetually, in their relations with the parent 
company and with each other, the numerous companies engaged 
locally in the telephone business throughout the country, and later, 
as general manager and president, in foreseeing and providing for 
the demands of a rapidly increasing business. 

Mr. Hudson was also very successixd in dealing with men. His 
position required him to undertake many difficult and important 
negotiations and to compose many differences which the new rela- 
tions and complicated contracts inevitably created. In all these 
negotiations he showed great tact, resource and knowledge of human 
nature. Strong men trusted him, respected his judgment and 
followed his advice. The enormous and successful business, the 
charge of which he was compelled by death to resign, is in large 
measure a testimonial to his business capacity. 

Mr. Hudson was also president or director of many other tele- 
phone and electrical companies throughout the United States, and 
upon his death those interested in their management took occasion 
to testify to the high esteem and personal regard in which he was 
held by all. 

This sketch would but inadequately present its subject unless it 
mentioned the attractive personality of Mr. Hudson. With a well 

1901.] Boston Tax Listy 1687. 139 

stored mind whose resources he always had at command, his conver- 
sation was heard with pleasure and profit by young and old. He 
often spent his summer vacations in England, largely in visiting its 
places of historical interest, especially those connected with the history 
of this country. On his return, it was his custom to entertain his 
friends with an account of his visit, interspersing his narrative with 
many curious bits of historic lore. But he was above all a scholar, 
fond of his home, and it was his delight, after the weary hours of 
professional and business duties, to spend his evenings in his well 
stored library, in the companionship of his wife and in touch with the 
best thought of all ages. 

Mr. Hudson's death made a wide void in many circles. 


TranscTibed by Fbanoib Eybrbtt Blakb, Esq., from manuscript in possession of the 


The Record Commissioners of Boston printed, in their First 
Eeport, tax lists of the year 1687, covering four precincts out of the 
eight into which the town was then divided. 

That of Major Savage's Division, No. 4, which was one of the 
missing lists, has been found and is here printed. It furnishes quite 
a number of names of early taxpayers of Boston not before recorded. 

No. 4. Towne Rate [made 

June y«] 6th 1687, 

Pett' Asselly 
Edward Allin 


Mathu Auger 


James Bagley, Lodg' 
Jamis Ballard 


James Burgis 

The : Barnes, Cooper 

James Barton 



WUl" Brindley & Thomas 
John Blackwell 



Jn<» Borland 


Richard BameU 


Jn<| Bonn' 


Grimpson Bond 
Widdow Briggs 
W» Browne 


140 Bottom Tax Litt, 1687. [Apifl, 



Mo6es Bradford 


John Birge, Taylor 


Sam> Clarke 


W» Couch 




The : L wip[er j 


W" Cloogh* 


31- .r^r:-i« * \nye 


Pelt' CUrke 


Cap^ Anthooy Chicklej 


Liu' Bartholemew Cheuers 

1- 4 



Okfl«t«pber Clurko 


Joeiftb Cobbam 


Joshua Cobhani 


If imgo Cmuford 
Jn* Clarke, Sljuiner 



Gorge Cable 

Kan? Cohooiie, Shoomak'' 



Tho : Coushins, single man, shoomak'* 

Bkhard Cock^Lt 


Tho Coie 


Ifiitihae Cdlina 


James Crane 


James Cook 


Jolm Cunnlhalo 


W"* Dawei 


Ambrose Dawes 


Rcj^r DuUktlay 


Jti*" Dun is, Gftrdii*' 


Goodman Thomas Daer 


Sampson Dew' 


Widdow Dowse 


Jonathan Dawes 


IWiijamin Kmous 


Richard English, Butch' 


()l>€(Hah Emoiis* 

AViddow Edsell 


Thomas Edwards 


Daniel (FairfeUd) 


Jn« Faircfeild 


Jn^ Foy 

1- 4 

James Fowle 


Francis Foxcxoft 

2- 5 

W* Yiich 


Eliezur Farrington 


Pett« Goulding* 

W«" Gibsuiiti 


A rone Gef era 


W™ Griggs 


^ These names are ented. 


BottoH, Teat List, 1687. 





Sam> Haward 


Nicholas Haile 


James Hawkins 


Mlchall Horn' 


Widdow Harris 


Mr. Haughtone 


Tho : Harrowd 


Sam* Holemau* 

JqO Holand 


M" Harriss, BodismaV 


Tho: Hunt 


Tho: Hamlin 


Jn« Hill 


Ephraim Howard 


Henry Ingram 


Sam* JacUine 

1- 4 

Jn® Joanes 


William Joyce 


Jn<» Leech 


James Loyed 


W°> LauU, Log*" at Daniel Mackdaniels 


Nathaniel Leaget^ Tayl' 


Elhanan Lyon 


Sam' Lilley 


William Lamf 


Jn<> MarshaU 


W» Manley 


Stephen Minor 


James Marshall 


Tho : Matsone Sen' 


Tho : Matsone Jun' 


Jn° Mollingiii, Single man, Carpent' 

Lodgeth at widdow Neales 


M" Neales Estate 


James Nesbett, lodg' at Sampson Duers 
Allin Noletree, [sejaman 



Gorge Persone 


W"^ Paine 


James Pryer 


Robart Patten, hatt' 91 Tho. Matflone 


W" Persone 


Thomas Phillips 


John Polard 


M' Ruggles, Butcher 


Richard Rackley, Taylo' Lodg' 


Jn** Robinsone, Flaxdress' 


Cap* Ravenscraft 


Jonathan Sauage, Lodg' 

Joseph Sop[erj, one helmans Sont 



• This name is erased. 

t Possibly William Laing, p. 110, Record Com Report. 

X So written. There was a fiunfly bearing the name of Helman in Boston. 


Church Rteordt ai iStoneham, Mats. 



Robert Shelstone 


Jn® Strange 
Sampson Stod"* 
Anthony Stod"* 
Nichola« Shaple 


1- 4 


Charley Salt', CBrpeat^ 
M' John Saffin 

1- 4 

Robert Sharpe 
Abraham Smith 


Jn* Tnckerman 


Bartlielmew Threenedles 


Benjamin Threenedles 
Jno Tuck' 

Jamefl Taylo' 
Jn« Treauett 




Jerimy Toye 


Jn<» Vicke" 


Joseph Vickrs 


Benjamin Walk' 
Jn<> Woody 
James Webst' 

1- 4 



Edward Watkins 


Thomas webster 


James webster Jmi' 


Marke Ward 


61- 5-6* 

John Joyliffe 
Elisha Cooke 
Elisha Hutchinson 

Henry AUin 


John Fayreweather 1 

Th. Frary y [f Cammtssioners.^ 

Tymothy Prout Sen' 

Edw: Wyllys 
Daniel Turell 



(Copied from the Church Records by Wilton F&^nois Buoxn am .) 
(Continued from vol. liv., p. 396.) 

II. — BapUtrM, by Rev, John Carnes, Pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Christ in Stoneham^ Mass., settled Dec. 17, 1746; dismissed Apr. 24^ 

Jan. y* 18 Anthony, Son of Samuel & Abegail Hadley. 

Feb^ 5«» Peter, Son of Peter Hay S' 4"» & Lydia. 

^ The footings of the original columns are incorrect. 

t The signatures of the Commissioners are all autographs. 


Church Records at Stoneham, Mass. 
















Septem" 6* 

Novem' 15 




Sept' 18"- 1748 

May 8** 1748 






.' 18* 




















































Daniel, Son of David Gould jon^ and Esther. 

Sarah, Daughter of John & Sarah Hadley. 

Josiah Son of Ephh™ and Dorothy Brown. 

Phehe, Daughter of Ahiel & Sarah Brown. 

John, Son of Joseph & Sarah Knight. 

Peter, Son of John & Sarah Connery. 

Mary, Daughter of Jacoh & Mary Lynde of Maiden. 

William, son of Edw^ & Sarah Bucknam, & Jonas, Son of 

Jonas & Mary Green of Reading. 
David, Son of Peter Hay jun' & Isabel his wife. 
Nathan, Son of Benjamin & Hepsibah Grould. 
Simon, Son of Simon, a negro man belonging to Deaoon 

Joseph Green. 
Josiah, Son of Reuben & Esther Richardson. 
Joseph, Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Mathies. 

Joseph, son of Isaac & Ruth Buck. 

Peter, Mr. Cheever's Negro from Lynn. 

Catherine, Daughter of Simon a negro servant, belonging to 

Deacon Joseph Green. 
Hannah, Daughter of James & Ann Hay. 
Nathan, Son of Timothy & Mary Wright 
Thomas, Son of Jacob & Mary Lynde of Maiden. 
Nathan, Son of Nathan & Sarah Eaton. 
Ruth, Daughter of Ebenezer & Mary Ejiight. 
Daniel Green, Son of Abiel & Sarah Brown. 
Thomas, Son of Thomas & Martha Sprague. 
Dorothy, Daughter of John & Mary Games. 

Job, Son of Titas, a negro, & his wife. 

John, Son of John & Sarah Hadley. 
Nathan, Son of Joseph & Sarah Knight. 

Loammi, Son of Reuben & Esther Richardson. 
Jacob, Son of Eph™ & Dorothy Brown. 
Mary, Daughter of Abiel & Sarah Brown. 
Hannah, Daughter of John & Sarah Connery. 
Abegail, Daughter of Simon Barjona, a Negro. 
Rebecca, Daughter of Timothy & Mary Wright. 
Jacob, Son of Jacob & Mary Lynde. 
Mary Daughter of y® same persons. 
Ebenezer, Son of Benj" & Hephzibah Gould. 
Baldwine, Son of Joseph & Eliz^ Mathies. 
Timothy Baldwine an adult Person. 
Susanna, Daughter of John & Susanna Geary. 

John, Son of Peter Hay y® B^ & Hannah Hay. 

Thomas, Son of Thomas & Wakefield. 

John, Son of Eliz"* Grover. 

Mehitable, Daughter of James & Ann Hay. 

Mary, Daughter of David & Esther Gould. 

John, Son of John & Mary Games. 

Cato (negro) Son of Deacon Green's Simon. 

Hannah, Daughter of Simon Barjona, a Negro. 


Church Reeordt at SUmeham, Matt. 






















Nov' 12 N. S. 






























































Sarah Knight, y« Wife of Eliaha Knight 

Thomas, Son of Elisha and Sarah Knight 
Mary, Daughter of John & Sarah Hadley. 
Susanna, laughter of Joseph & Sarah Knight 
James y" son of Titas, a N^^. 
HanniJ^, daughter of Eben' & Maiy Knight 
Nathan, son of Thomas & Martha Sprague. 
James, Son of Peter Hay 3*^ & Hannah his wife. 
Nathan, Son of James & Hannah Willey. 
Dinah, Daughter of Simon, a Negro. 
William, son of Abiel & Sarah Brown. 
Thaddeus, Son of Reuben & Esther Richardson. 
Barnard, Son of Jacob & Mary Lynde. 

Abegail, Daughter of Samuel & Abegail Hadley. 
Lydia, Daughter of John & Sarah Connery. 
Sarah, y* Daughter of Elisha & Sarah Knight 
Lewis, Son of John & Mary Games. 

John, Son of Ebenezer & Mary Knight. 
John, Son of Timothy & Mary Wright 
Mary, Daughter of Jonas & Mary Green. 
Hannah, Daughter of Peter & Hannah Hay. 
Joseph, Son of John & Susanna Greary. 
Mary, Daughter of Joseph & Eliz*** Briant 
Sarah, Daughter of Joseph & Abegail Briant 
Ruth, Daughter of Daniel <& Ruth Gould. 
Isiah, son of Simon Barjona a Negro. 

Rebecca, Daughter of Stephen & Knight 
Benjamin, Son of Peter Emerson of Reading. 
Martha, Daughter of Thomas & Martha Sprague. 
Rebecca, Daughter of Jonathan & Rebecca Green. 
Pricilla, Daughter of John & Sarah Hadley. 
Hannah, Daughter of James <fe Ann Hay. 
Eunice, Daughter of Abiel & Sarah Brown. 
Thomas, Son of John <& Mary Games. 
Ruth, Daughter of Elisha & Sarah Knight. 

^lary, Daughter of Stephen Knight. 
Nathan, Son of James & Hannah Willey. 
Gharlcs, Son of Reuben & Esther Richardson. 
Kezia Geary, Wife of David Geary. 

floseph. Son of Swain of Reading. 

David, Abegail, and Kezia, Y*^ Ghildren of David & Kenft 

Alwgail, Daughter of Joseph &, Abegail Briant 
Isaac, Son of Isaac & Mary Walton. 
Thomas, Son of Thomas & Kezia Geary. 
Elias, Son of Joseph & Eliz"* Briant 
Moses, Son of Samuel <& Abegail Hadley. 
Mary, Daughter of Jonas & Mary Green. 

1901.] Rev. Samuel Cooper 8 Almanacs. 145 

J 7th Thomas, Son of John & Mary Carnes. 

June 5"* 1757 Ann, Daughter of John «& Ann Hadley. 

July 17"* Amos, Son of Ebenez' & Mary Knight. 

24'*> Mary, Daughter of Jacob & Eliz"» Gould. 

July 12"" Jacob & Elizabeth, Children of Jacob & Elizabeth Gould. 

July 31 Mary Welch, Y® wife of Jonas Welch & their Children 
Jonas & Mary. 

[To be continued.] 


By Fkbdbrick Tuokbrman, Esq., of Amherst, Mass. 

1. [January, 1764.] At home all day & administer'd. L. S. admitted 
to Comm°. Sam^ : Downe. baptis*d Lutry of John & [Rachel] Bell. 

8. Exchanged M' Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd John of W™ 
& Margaret Phillips. 

1 5. Exchanged M' Checkley J1m^ a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd Elizch 
hdh, of MaUhew & Eiisa'^ Wakefield. 

22. M' Danat Candidate f'm Connecticut, pch'd for me a.m. I pch'd 
p.m. baptis'd 2. ElUabth of Sam* & Sarah Stuart. W"^ Story of If™ A 
Olive Daws. 

28. Pch'd at home all day. 

1. [February] Fast at M' Eliot's for y« Effusion of y« H : Sp. I pch'd 
a.m. M' Pemberton pray'd. M*^ Mather pray'd p.m. M' Eliot pch'd. 

5. Pch*d all day & administer'd. 

1 2. Exchang'd M' Eliot a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd William son of 
John & Cicilia Hodgson. — My good Neighbor M" Savage died. 

1 6. My dear Sister RandJ died. I sat out to see her, & heard y® melan- 
choly Tydings about half way. 

18. She was buried. 

19. 1 pch*d at Kingston p.m. M' Dana Candidate for me a.m. lyr 
Chauncy p.m. 

26. Exchang'd M' Checkley Jun' a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd Saw^ : 
of Sam* & Lucy Rotch. 

1. [March] Pch'd Thursday Lecture. M' Whitefield§ presenU 

•For permission to copy these notes I am indebted to Marvin M. Taylor, Esq., of 
Worcester, Mass. Earlier memoranda recorded by Dr. Cooper, for the year 1753, in- 
dndii^JanuaiT, and a part of February, 1754, may be found iu the Reoistrr, Vol. 
kli., 1W7, p. 38o. These, however, had already been previously printed in the Hit-' 
iorieal Magazine (1) Vol. x., 1866, Suppl, p. 82. 

[For some account of Rev. Samuel Cooper, see Reoistbr, Vol. xliv., p. 67, and 
American Uittoricai Revieu>t Vol. vi., p. 801.— Editor.] 

tThe Rev. Joseph Dana, D.D., a graduate of Yale College in the Class of 1760, and 
minister of Ipswich. Mass., for sixty-two years. 

I Judith Cooper, sixth child nnd only surviving daughter of the* Rev. William Cooper 
and Judith Sewall. She was twice married, and l(>ft issue. — See Register, xliv., p. 56. 

§ The Rev. George Whitefleld. This was his sixth visit to America. " 1764, Feb. 18. 
I'his afternoon Mr Whitefield arrived in Boston from the Southward Prcach'd at Dr. 
Sewells 2 a.m. to a large and Crowded assembley."— JbAn Tudor'a Diary, p. 15. 

146 jRev. Samuel Ooopet^s Almanacs. [April, 

4. Pch'd at home all day, & administer'd L. Sap', baptised Joseph of 
Tho* <& Elizabeth Newell. 

11. Pch'd all day. bapUs'd John Pimm of Ritchard & Sarah Green. 
18. Pch'd for Mr. Chcckley Sth. a.m. M' Jackson* for me at home 

p.m. propounded Levi Stuisan for Baptismal Gov't Mereif 7\imer^ Mary 
Fullerton for Comm**. 

25. Exchang'd M' Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. propounded for 
Baptismal Gov't, W" Hersey. 

1. [April] Pch'd a.m. & administer'd. Admitted JU^ ^u&rtofi Mercy 
Tomer. M' Thayerf pch'd p.m. I baptis'd 3. Sutannah of Edmond & 
Eliz : Moreton, Saj^ of Levi Statson : William oi W^ Hersey. gave Bap- 
tismal Govt to two last. 

8. Exchang'd M' Gheckley Jnn' a.m. at home p.m. 

12. Public Fast Exchang'd M' Eliot a.m. at home p.m. GoUected 
for poor 150£. O. Ten'. 

15. Exchang'd D'r Ghauncey a m. at home p.m. 
22. Exchang'd M' Gheckley Sth. a.m. at home pjn. 

29. Exchang'd M' Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. 

6. [May] Pch'd at home a.m. & administer'd L. Supper, admitted 
Rebecca LoveU, M' Roby of Lyn p.m. 

13. Exchang'd M' Gheckley Jun' a.m. at home p.m. 

20. Pch'd at home all day. M' Whitefield present p.m. propound^ for 
Gomm*^ : Abigail SaUmarsh, 

27. Exchang'd M' Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. 

30. Married Jacob Wendell, Martha Oliver. £6. O. T. 

1. [June] M' Pemberton pch**. Fryday Lecture for me. admitted 
Abigail Saltmarsh. 

3. M^ Woodward of Waltham pch'd a.m. I adminster'd L. Supp' at home 

p.m. baptis'd Peter of Peter & [Susanna] Boyer. admitted to 

Gomm° : Abigail Saltmarsh. 

8. Pch'd M^ Pemberton's Lecture. 

10. Pch'd at home all day. 

17. Exchang'd M*^ Eliot a.m. at home p.m. 

24. Pch'd at home all day. 

1. [July] Pch'd at home all day «& administer'd L. Supp'. baptis'd. 
Jacob, of Nath* & Abigail Dun. 

8. M' Williamst of Waltham | Gandid: | a.m. I pch'd at home p.m. 
baptis'd 2-Francis of W*m & Mary Davis. John of James & Rebecca 

12. Married Joseph Barrell, Ann Pierce. 1. Guin: 

15. Exchang'd M' Gheckley Jun' a.m. at home p.m. 

22. M' Lyon of N. Jersey pch'd a.m. I pch'd p.m. propounded for 
Gomm** Mercy Haws 

29. Pch'd at home all day. 

1. [August] My dear & Hon** Friend M"^ Hancock§ died of an apoplectic 
Disorder — in a few Hours, bequeath 'd me, 200£. Lawf. money and a Suit 
of Mourning. 

•The Rev. Joseph Jackson (H. C. 1763), minister of Brookline. 

t Presumably the liev. Ebenezer Thayer, sometime tutor at Harvard College, and 
minintor of Hampton, N. H. 

tThe Rev. Samuel Williams, LL.D., a graduate of Harvard College in the Class of 
1761, and minister of Bradford. In 1780 he succeeded Dr. John Winthrop, F.R.9., as 
Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard College. 

§ Thomas Hancock, uncle of Gov. John Hancock, a public-spirited mercnant, and a 
benefactor of Harvard College. 

1901.] Rev. Samuel Cooper^a Almanacs. 147 

5. Fch'd a.m. & administer*d. admitted Mercy Hawe9 D'r Chauncj 
p.m. I baptis'd 2. John of John and Ann Lovell ; Desire of Joseph & Abi- 
gail Ridgway. 

12. M' Dana Candidate pch'd for me a.m. I pch'd p.m. baptis*d 2. 
Jonas of Thc^ and Esther Green. Sarah of Giles & Mary Alexander. 

19. Exchanged M' Checklej Sth. a.m. at home p.m. baptised 2. George 
of Ebenezer & Elizab^ Siorer. John of John & Jane Mcfarling. prop, for 
Comm° The Hon^ : John Erving* : for baptismal Gov't Sam'l Appleton. 

26. At Fortsmoath pch'd for D*r Langdonf a.m. M' Haven | p.m. M*^ 
Stephen8§ preach'd for me all day. 

31. M' Checkley Jun' pch'd Fryday Lecture for me 

Sept' 6. Married D'r Joseph Warren) ; Elizab : Hooton. F. I. Johan.! 

2. Pch'd at home all day & adminster*d L. Supp^ Capt Erving who 
was to have been admitted, out of Town, baptis'd 2. Lucy of John & Mcuy 
Phillips, Mary of Sarn^ : & Sarah Appleton. gave baptismal Gov't to Sam* : 

9. Exchang'd M*^ Eliot a.m. at home p.m. 

1 6. Pch'd at home a.m. M' Mellen** p. m. I baptis'd 4. Alexander of 
Davidft & Katherine Gchterlony. Joseph Green of Joseph & AbiyailJsLck- 
son. Gliver of OUver & Mary Wendell. Andrew of Ajidrew & Elizabeth 

23. Exchang'd M' Gheckley Jun^ a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd Kath- 
erine of John & Mary Gotton. 

30. Exchang'd with M' Adams of Roxbury. 

7. [October] At Kingston, pch'd all day : detain'd by foul Weather : 
M' Hobby tt of Reading pch'd all day for me ; & administer'd y* L. S. He 
baptis'd Joshua of Joshua & Hannah Green. 

1 4. Pch'd at home all day. baptis'd Elizabeth of Benjamin & Elizabeth 

21. Fixchang'd M"^ Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. 

28. Pch'd at home all day : propounded for Baptism Elizabeth Ingersol 
Ad : Stay'd y* Chh. propos'd a Day of Prayer for Influences of y® Sp. 
wch was voted next Wednesday se'uight. 

4. [November] Pch'd at home a.m. & administer'd L. S. admitted to 
Comrn" Hon*: John Erving. M*^ Ker§§ of Elizabeth Town in Jersey, pch'd 
for me p.m. I baptis'd Elizab : Ingersol. ad : Hannah of Sam^ : & Elizab : 

* Hon. John Erving was a prominent merchant and loyalist, and twenty years a 
member of the Council of Massachusetts. Three of his daughters married respectively, 
Gov. Bowdoin, Gov. Scott, of Dominica, and Duncan Stewart, collector of New Lon- 
don prior to the Revolution.— Allen, Biog. Diet. 1857, p. 343. 

fTbe Rev. Samuel Langdon, D.D., sometime minister of Portsmouth, N. H., and 
from 1774 to 1780 President of Harvard College. In 1774, Quincy tells us. Professor 
Wintbrop, the Rev. Samuel Cooper, and the Rev. Andrew Eliot, all members of the 
Corporation, were successively chosen president, and declined the appointment. — HUt. 
Harv. Vniv, ii., p. 161. 

1 The Rev. Samuel Haven, D.D. (H. C. 1749), of Portsmouth. 

} Probablv Rev. Benjamin Stevens, D.D. (H. C. 1740), minister of Kittery. 

I " Last Thursday evening was married Dr. Joseph Warren, one of the physicians 
of this town, to Miss Elizabeth Hooton, only daughter of the late Mr. Richard Hooton, 
merchant, deceased, an accomplished young lady with a handsome fortune.*' — Froth- 
iDff ham. Life of Warren, p. 14. 

9 Johannes, a Portuguese gold coin of the valae of eight dollars. 

••The Rev. John Mellen (H. C. 1741) was minister of that part of Lancast<jr which 
WBM afterwards incorporated as the town of Sterling, and later of Hanover, Mass. 

ft David Ochterlony, of Boston, a loyalist, and father of Major-Gencral Sir David 
Gchterlony, Bart. G. C. B., the conqueror of Nepaul. 

n The Rev. William Hobby (H. C. 17251 ; died 18 June, 1766. 

14 Perhapi the Bey. Nathan Ker (Coll. N. J., 1761), minister of Goshen, N. Y. 

148 Rev. Samuel Cooper* % Almanacs. [April, 

7. Day of Pray'r for EflFusion of y« Spirit D'r Chauncy pray'd IT 
Eliot pch*d a.m. D'r Sewal pray'd, I pch'd. p.m. 

n^ Pch'd at home aU day. 

18. Exchang'd M' Eliot a.m. at home p.m. propounded for Comm* 4. 
Francis Minot. Susanna Draper. Ilannah Chamberlain. Rebecca Burton. 

20. Married Nathaniel Abraham. M" Elizab^ Jackson 1. Guinea 

22. Married John Day of Bradford. Deborah Robins. 1 D. 

25. Exchang'd M' Checkley Jun^ a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd, Sarak 
of Catherine Nottage 

26. Married Alexand'. Smith Elizab* Robins. 1. Doll. 

27. Married M' Dan*: Ray, M» Rachel Johston. 2. ly. 

29. Gen* : Thanksg^. Exchang*d M' Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. 
80. Fryday Lect : omitted on Acc't of Thanksg* my Turn to have pch'd. 

2. [December] Pch'd at home all day & administer'd L. Supper, ad- 
mitted 4. Francis Minot : Susanna Draper. Hannah Chamberlain. Rebecca 

9. M' Walley* a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd 2. Sarn^ : of Nathaniel is 
Sarah Tailer ; Hannah of Benj° & Hannah Sumner. 

15. Mrs. Tailer buried. 
^ 16. Pch'd & administer'd L. Supper for M' Checkley Sth. M' Wil- 
liams for me. at home p.m. 

23. Pch'd at home all day. propounded for Commun° Sarah Henshaw. 
80. Exchang'd M' Eliot a.m. at home p.m. read Letter f'm Baptist 

Chh inviting to y* Ordination of Mr Helmar. Voted to send 9. Delegates. 

1. Sab. J any. 1765. Pch'd all day & administer'd. admitted to Comm*^ 
Sarah Henshaw, 

9. M"^ Stillmant ordain'd. I began with Pray'r. He pch'd. M' Pem- 
berton gave Charge. M*^ Eliot right Hand. M^ Checkley Jun'. made last 
Prayer. M^ Condy closVl with an affectionate Leave of his People. The 
Solemnity at O. North, upon Acc't of the Crowd of People. 

2^ Sabb. Pch'd at home all day. baptis'd Hannah of Isaac & Mary 

3. Sabbath Exchang'd M"" Checkley Jun'. a.m. at home p.m. propound- 
ed for Com". 2. Sam* : & Sarah Abbot. 

4. Sabbath. M** Dana for me. I pch'd M' Checkley Sth. a.m. at home 
p.m. extremely cold. 

1. Sab. Feby. Pch'd all day & administer'd L. Suppr. admitted 2. 
Samuel Abbot, and Sarah his Wife, baptis'd Sarah of James & Alice 

2** Sab. Exchang'd Dr. Chauncy a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd 2. ThomoM 
of Obadiah &, Mercy Curtis, Rebecca of Joseph and Abigail Hall. 

3. Sab. Feby. 1765. Pch'd at home all day. baptis'd Abigail, of Edward 
& Abigail Walker. 

4. Sab. Exchang'd Mr Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd 2. 
Martha of John & Elizabeth Welch. Elizabeth of Sam* & Susanna Draper. 

1. Sab. March. D*r Sewall jxih'd for me a.m. I pch'd p.m. 

2. Sabb. Exchang'd M*" Eliot a.m. at home p.m. 

22. [October 1769] Exchang'd M' Bowen, a.m. at home p.m. 
26. Married Josiah Quincy, jun'.t Abigail Phillips. 1 Guinea. 

•The Rev. John Walley (H. C. 1734), minister of Ipswich, and afterwards of Bolton. 
Died in 1784, aged 68. 

fTho Kev. Samuel Stillman, D.D., minister of the First Baptist Church in Boston. 

t Josiah Quincy, Jr., the patriot, who died at sea on his return voyage from £nfl[land, 
26 April. 1776. He was the father of Josiah Quincy, mayor of Boston, fh)m lo2S to 
1828, and from 1828 to 1845 president of Harvard College. 

1901.] Dr. Bryan Eossiter of Guilford^ Conn. 149 

29. ExchsDg'd M' Adams of Roxbury. He baptis'd for me, Mercy of 
Jacob Sc Martha Wendell. 

3a Married W" Bowes,* Mary Stoddard. 1 Jo'an 

5. [November] Pch*d a.m. & admiuister'd. L. S. admitted to Comm''. 
2. John Kneeiand Jun*^. Christian Johnston. Female. M** Hmitf p.m. 

12. £xdiang*d M' Mather a.m. at home p.m. 

16. Thanksgiving. Exchanged D*^ Chauncy a.m. at home p.m. Mar- 
ried John Singleton Copely, Susanna Clark. | F. 1. Guinea. Made last 
Pray'r at Marriage of Joshua Henshaw. 1. Guinea. 

19. Exchang'd M** Lothrop a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd JSiias of W*^ 
ds Martha Hearsey. prop, for Comnm. Mary and Elizabeth Greenleaf 

23. I pch'd Thursday Lecture. 

26. Exchang'd D' Eliot a.m. at home p.m. baptis*d 2. Mary Brooks of 
BIchard & Elizabeth Emmons. Mary [illegible] Servt to M' Oliver Wendell. 
^ 1. [December] I pch'd Friday Lecture. 

3. Pch'd all day & administered. Admitted 2. Mary & Elizabeth Green- 
leaf. Propounded for Baptism Micah Hammond. & for Baptismal Coy% 
Benj'' Hatch, stop'd y® Chh & took his Acknowledgm't 

5. Fast at Old Sth. for Direction in Setling a Minister, jy Eliot pray'd. 
D*" Channcy pch'd a.m. I pray'd, M"^ Pemberton pch'd p.m. 

10. Exchang'd M*^ Pemberton a.m. at home p.m. baptis'd Micah 
Hammon Adult. Benj° of Benj° & Abigail Hatch, gave Gov't to y* Father. 

17. Pch'd all day. prop, for Baptismal Gov't Benj° Waine. Staid y* 
Chh & took his Acknowledgm't 

24. Pch'd at old South a.m. M' Prentice§ Candidate for me. I bap- 
tis'd Benjamin of Benjamin Waine prop, for Comm° Peter Boyer. 

SI. Pch'd at home all day. propounded for Baptismal Gov't Jane Adam- 


Compiled bj Hon. R. D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernabd C. Steinbb. 

1. Dr. Brtan (or Brat) Rossiter (the name is also spelled Ros- 
leter) was a son of Edward Rossiter, and came to America with his 
father in the Mary and John, in 1 630. He was mude freeman at Dorches- 
ter, Mass., in 1631 ; removed to Windsor, Conn., in 1639, where he was 
town clerk, and came to Guilford, buying Mr. Samuel Desborough's estate, 
an 1651. It is said that he was the only physician in Connecticut colony 
At the time of his removal to Guilford. Uis medical practice was very 

* This was William Bowes, loyalist, whose name appears in the list of those who, in 
1778, were proscribed as enemies of the new State. He went to England, where he 
died in 1806. 

t Perhaps the Rev. John Hunt (H. C. 1764), minister of the Old Soath Church. 

t Richard Clarke, father-in-law of Copley, was one of the consignees of the tea. He 
died in England in 1795. 

^ The Rev. Caleb Prentice fH. C. 1765). In 1769 he succeeded the Rev William Hob- 
by as minister of Reading, Mass. 

160 Dr. Bryan Bossiter of Guilford^ Conn. [April, 

extensive, and he is supposed to have performed the first autopsy in Con- 
necticot Shortly after removing to Guilford, he fell out with Gov. William 
Leete and the majority of the tovmspeople, very probably because his own 
son-in-law was not chosen to the vacant pulpit. The difficulties increased, 
and at the time of the struggle over the union with Connecticut, he placed 
himself at the head of the party favoring immediate union. (See Steiner's 
History of Guilford, for fuller account. ) He was admitted as a freeman in 
Guilford, June 8, 1654, and though he left the town for a time, when Eil- 
lingworth was settled, he return^ and died there, Sept 30, 1672. Where 
he studied medicine is unknown. His grandson, John Cotton, in 1713, 
wrote he was '* one who made conscience in his demands for his service." 
He was also a surveyor, and laid out the lands about the Hammonasset 
Biver, in 1656. The following extract from a letter written to his daugh- 
ter Joanna, and her husband. Rev. John Cotton, on Sept. 24, 1669, show 
his deeply religious character : '* We have had a sore visitation again by 
sickness and mortality here in Guilford this summer, as the last Our 
graves are multiplied and fresh earth heaps are increased. Coffins again 
and again have been carried out of my doors. I have taken up a lot amongst 
the tombs in the midst of them ; Sister Sarah died August 10th. Her 
mother was overcome with grief, so that for ten days she refused to eat 
what was necessary to sustain nature, and spent that time in sighing and 
bitter mourning to the decay of her strength, and the distemper siezed on 
her and she died August 29th. Then on the second day of the week fol- 
lowing, the young daughter Sarah sickened [t. e., John Cotton's daughter], 
and on the fourth day convulsion fits followed and she died September the 
8th ; the same day Josias came home from Killingworth very sick, under 
the sentence of death in himself and lay very dangerously hazanlous for 
many days, but is now neariy recovered, that is a mercy. Yet I must 
return to sighs and sorrows, saying as Naomi did, * Call me Marah ! * I 
was full but now am empty. The good Lord support your hearts when 
these sad tidings come to you. Sarah Rosseter possessed the idea long 
before she was taken sick tliat she should die this summer and expressed so 
much to several. AVhen death seized her, her mother desired her to give 
some testimony by sign of her good hope, if she could not speak. She 
fixed her eyes up to Ileaven and smiled and so died, and when dead lay 
with a smiling countenance, to the admiration of the neighbors that were 
present. That is comforting. The mother had clear and full assurances 
of God's love Ixjfore her death and held out to the last. She spent much 
time in prayer for her children — strongly pleading the covenant, and was 
strongly persuaded and believing that God had eternal mercy in store for 
them all. She was willing, nay dtjsirous to die and could look death in the 
face with constant resolution until she had obtained the conquest through 
her dear Redeemer, who had concjuered death and the grave. These are 
rich and comforting mercies, but the greater my loss, I can rejoice in her 
and their gain, but mourn my loss, the loss of a sweet companion, that 
hath so long been a comforting companion in all my tribulation. I will 
weep bitterly ! I might have enlarged many tilings, but I can hold it no 
longer. Pray ! Pray I Pray for us ! So rests your lovmg father." 
The children of Dr. Bryan and Mrs. Elizabeth Rossiter were : 

i. Samuel,^ b. ; d. June 10, 1640. 

2. il. John, b. ; d. Sept. 1670. 

iil. Elizabeth, b. ; d. Sept. 1661. 

iv. Timothy, b. ; d. 1647. 

1901.] Dr. Bryan Rossiter of Ghiilfordj Conn. 151 

V. Joanna, b. July, 1642; d. Oct. 12, 1702; m. Nov. 7, 1670, Rev. John 

Cotton, Jr. (Harvard College, 1657). 

vi. Pktkk, b. ; d. 1651. 

vii. Abigail, b. ; d. 1648. 

8. Tiii. JosiAH, b. 1646; d. Jan. 30, 1716. 

ix. Susannah, b. Nov. 22, 1652; d. April 21, 1710; m. Rev. Zachariah 

Walker, of Jamaica, L. I., who d. Jan. 20, 1699-1700. 
X. Sarah, b. ; d. Aug. 10, 1669. 

2. John' Rossiteb {Bryan^)^ of Guilford and Killingworth, married^ 

1 669, Mary Gilbert, daughter of Jonathan, of Hartford. After his 
death she married, 1673, Samuel Hotton, of Northampton. John 
Rossiter was a freeman in Guilford in 1659, and took a prominent 
part in supporting his father in his difficulties with New Haven 
Colony. His first home lot in Guilford contained four acres, and lay 
over against Thomas Clark's dwelling house ; but in 1 657 he ex- 
change it for one of 7 J acres in **the Plain," formerly the 
property of Abraham Cruttenden. 
He and his wife had one child : 

i. John, b. May 12, 1670, at Eilllngwortb. Lost at sea. 

3. Hon. JosiAH* Rossiter (Bryan}) of Guilford, married Sarah, daugh- 

ter of Hon. Samuel Sherman, of Woodbury. She died March 30, 
1712, aged 58. He had a home lot of an acre on the south side of 
the Guilford Green, in 1710, and inherited from his father a parcel 
of upland of thirteen acres, and one of marsh land containing 6^ 
acres. His nephew, John Cotton, wrote of him, about 1713 : " My 
uncle Josiah was a plain, honest country gentleman and who had so 
much learning and respect in that Government, as that he was chosen 
to the Upper House, being one of the Assistants." He represented 
Guilford nine times in the General Court, between 1683 and 1700, 
and then was assistant until 1711. In October, 1703, he was made 
Judge of the New Haven County Court and of the Probate Court. 
He was town clerk of Guilford from 1685 to 1706, and from 1707 
to his death, in 1716. In 1687, an assistant clerk was appointed 
during his "providential weakness." He was one of the town's 
twelve patentees in 1685, and served on many important commit- 
tees. In 1702, he was made first naval officer of Guilford, which 
was made one of the eight ports of entry in Connecticut. In 1676, 
he was ensign of the town train band. 
His children were : 

1. Sarah,' b. Nov. 26, 1677 ; bapt. at Woodbury, March 17, 1678 ; d. 

May 18, 1679. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. April 1679; d. Sept. 17, 1698. 

4. Hi. JosiAU, b. March 81, 1680; d. Sept. 23, 1761. 
iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 28, 1681-2; d. Aug. 23, 1682. 

6. V. Timothy, b. June 5, 1683; d. Feb. 7, 1724-6. 
vl. John, b. Oct. 13, 1684; d. Jan. 8, 1686. 

6. vil. Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1686-6; d. Jan. 16, 1711. 
viil. David, b. April 17, 1687; d. April 29, 1688. 

7. ix. Jonathan, b. April 3, 1688 ; d . 

8. X. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 10, 1689; d. Oct. 4, 1751. 

xi. Sarah, b. Feb. 25, 1691; d. ; m. Abraham Pierson, May 9, 1716, 

of Killingworth, who d. May 8, 1762. 
xii. Patience, b. April 6, 1692; d. March 9, 1716; m. John Belding, of 

Wetbersfield, March 22, 1715. 
xili. Joanna, b. April 23, 1693; d. June 16, 1703. 
VOL. LV. 11 

152 Dr. Bryan Bomier of Ouilford^ O&nn. [April, 

xiT. Mart, b. Dec. 8, 1694; d. ; m. Ebenecer Cheesebro', of Stoning- 

ton, April 17, 1726. 
9. XV. Theopuilus, b. Feb. 12, 1696; d. April 9, 1771. 

xtI. Susannah, b. Jane 13, 1697; d. ; m. Jeremiah Cheesebro', of 

StonlngtoD, Oct. 16, 1728. 
10. XYli. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 4, 1698-9; d. April 11, 1762. 

4. JosiAn* RossiTER (Jasiahy^ Bryan^), of Killingworth, married Mary, 

daughter of John Hill, of Guilford. She died June 2, 1730. 
Their children were : 

i. JoHN,^ b. Dec. 9, 1710 ; d. April 20, 1801 ; m. Ist, Jemima Bristol, 
Jane 21, 1789, who d. le. 88, Jane 20, 1750; 2d, widow Mary Gray, 
April 10, 1761, who d. April 18, 1766; 8d, widow Submit Wright, 
dau. of Benjamin Bnel, Feb. 21, 1766. By his first Wife his children 
were; 1. Mary^^ b. May 28, 1740. 2. Jemima, b. Oct. 21, 1741. 
3. John, b. April 16, 1743 ; d. May 29, 1818 ; m. 1st, Mary Kelsey, Dec. 
19, 1765, who d. Oct. 17, 1795, ae. 68. 2d, Elizabeth Bael, who d. 
Oct. 1834, aj. 68. 4. Samuel, b. July 9, 1747. 5. Esther, b. April 
24, 1750; d. Jan. 18, 1752. By bis second wife he had one dau., 6. 
Esther, b. Oct. 29, 1753. 

il. EuzABETu, b. Jaly 10, 1712; m. Dudley. 

iii. JoHiAii, b. Oct. 29, 1714, of Killingworth; m. Elizabeth Wellman, 
April 4, 1744. Their children were : 1. Snrah,^h. July 25, 1745. 
2. Patience, b. March 11, 1747. 3. Benjamin, b. Dec. 8, 1748. 4. 
Josiah, b. Jane 18, 1751; d. Jane 10, 1752, 6. Josiah, b. March 16, 
1762; d. Nov. 10, 1753. 6. Jivth, b. Dec. 10, 1754. 

iv. Thankful, b. Sept. 17, 1717; m. March 14, 1746, John Kelsey, of 

5. TiMOTnY* RossiTER [Josiah,^ Bryan}), of Guilford and Durham, 

married Abigail, daughter of Samuel Penfield, Feb. 14, 1712. She 
died 1785, having married second, Gideon Leete, of Durham, Sept, 
j6, 1727. 

Their children were : 

t Bryan, or Brayan,* b. Oct. 22, 1713, atDnrham; m. Sept. 2, 1736, 
Catherine Strong. Their children were : 1. Catherine,* b. Nov. 10, 
bap. Nov. 13, 1737; d. March 28, 1756. 2. Susannah, b. Dec. 6, 
bap. Dec. 9, 1739; d. April 2, 1763. 3. Bryan, b. Aug. G, bap. Aug. 
8, 1742; d. July 28, 1755. 4. Abigail, b. Dec. 11, 1744. 

ii. ASHER, b. Oct. IG, 1715, in Guilford. Yale College A. B., 1742. 
Ordained at Preston, Conn., March 14, 1744; d. Nov. 17, 1781 ; ra. 
l8t, Abigail (Shennan?), who d. a*, fil, Sept. 2, 177G; 2d, Keziah 

, who d. April 23, 1792, 03. 68. He d., in office, Nov. 17, 1781, 

leaving an estate of £419. 

iii. Bkubcga, b. Jan. 5, 1718-19; m. Samuel Seward, of Durham, July 
17, 1739. Hed. Dec. 17, 1751. 

iv. Roland, b. May 8, 1721 ; m. April 11, 1753, Mary Strong, and lived 
in Durham. Their children were : 1. i?eftecca,* b. Oct. 23, bap. 
Nov. 10, 1753; m. Oct. 7, 1773, Nathaniel Hickox, of Durham. 2. 
Lucy, b. and bap. Dec. 8, 1754; m. Morris Coe, of Durham, June 15, 
1775. 3. Bryan, b. Sept. 6, bap. Sept. 7, 1760. 4. Eunice, b. and 
bap. Sept. 9, 1764. 6. Catherine, b. March 6, 17G7. 6. Conttint, 
bap. Feb. 5, 17G9. 

y. TiMOTUY, b. June 20, 1725 ; d. single, Feb. 1750, at Middletown. 

6. Samuel' Rossiter, {Josiah,^ Bryan}), of Guilford, married Anna, 

daughter of Capt. Andrew Ward. She married second, David Par- 
melee, of Guilford, April 26, 1716, and died Jan. 1, 1764. Samuel 
Rossiter's children were : 

1901.] Dr. Bryan Rossiter of Ghiilford^ Conn. 153 

I. Samxtel,* b. Dec. 29, 1709; A. B., Yale College 1728; d. at sea, Jan. 

1768. He was a mariner, and never married. On May 3, 1732 (N. 

H. Prob. Rec., vi., 61), two men testified that they saw him at the 

island of Barbadoes, in Feb., 1731-2. 
ii. JosiAH, b. f Jane 3, 1711; d. Jnne, 1711. 
ill. Beriah, b. \ Jane 3, 1711 ; d. March 17, 1713. 

7. Jonathan* Rossiter (Josiahy* Bryan})^ had the ancestral home lot 

at Guilford. He married, Oct. 31, 1720, Ann Pierson, of Bridgo- 
hampton, L. I. 

Their children were : 

i. Stephen,* b. Nov. 16, 1721 ; removing to Harrington, was selectman 

there in 1767 ; m. Ann, dan. of Thomas Gould, Nov. 26, 1742. 
ii. Anne, b. Oct. 28, 1723. 
ill. Thkodorb, b. Oct. 12, 1726 ; d. June 30, 1727. 
iv. Patience, b. Oct. 12, 1726. 
V. Krtcrah, b. Nov. 17, 1728. 
vl. Susannah, b. July 17, 1734. 
vii. Lucy, b. April 17, 1736. 
vlil. Jonathan, b. Sept. 16, 1738. 

8. Ensign Nathaniel* Rossiter (Jostahy^ Bryan^), of Guilford, mai^ 

lied Anna, daughter of Lieut. Nathaniel Stone. She died April 20, 
1776. He was a joiner, and had a list of £58 19s. 6d. in 1716. 
Their children were : 

i. Nathaniel,* b. March 23, 1716; d. Nov. 21, 1769; m. Deborah, dan. 
of Benjamin Fowler. She m. 2d, Dr. Nathaniel Ruggles, in 1774, 
and d. April 28, 1811, 89. 88. The children of Nathaniel Rossiter 
were: 1. Anna,^ b. May 14, 1760; d. Oct. 10, 1770; m. SethCrutten- 
den, Jan. 23, 1782, of Guilford, and d. Oct. 10, 1770. He d. Jan. 6, 
1830. 2. Luaj, b. 1754; d. Aug. 24, 1756. 3. Huth, b. April 18, 
1758 ; d. July 19, 1814 ; m. William Eliott, of Guilford, Nov. 2, 1780. 
He d. Feb. 14, 1833. 4. Nathatiiel b. May 21, 1762; A. B., Yale 
College 1785 ; d. 1835 ; m. Ist, Sarah, dau. of Thomas Pynchon ; 2d, 
Willow Olney. He was a lawyer, justice of New Haven County 
Court, and high sheriff of the county, from 1804 to 1819. 

IL Benjamin, b. Sept. 25, 1718; lived in North Guilford; d. Sept. 27, 
1796; m. Ist, Abigail, dau. of Timothy Baldwin, March 21, 1751. 
She d. Sept. 14, 1754; 2d, Sarah, widow of Timothy lialdwln and 
dau. of Dea. Seth Morse, Nov. 19, 1755. She d. Jan. 27, 1828, te. 97. 
By his first wife he had: 1. Bathsheha,^ b. Jan. 18, 1752; d. Oct. 
10, 1770. 2. Timothy, b. May 25, 1754; d. Feb. 26, 1835; m. Ist, 
Mary Ruggles, May 20, 1783, who d. March 16, 1816; 2d, Anna 
Arnold, of Haddam, Oct. 14, 1816, who d. Nov. 1844. 3. Sarah, 
b. June 6, 1758; d. April 19, 1852; m. Theopolis Fowler, of North 
Guilford, June 17, 1778. 4. Lois, b. July 13, 1759; d. Jan. 17, 1791; 
m. Ebenezcr Fowler, of North Guilford, Nov. 18, 1778. 5. Abigail, 
b. Nov. 21, 1762; d. Jan. 22, 1821; m. Ebenezer RusseU, June 23, 
1784. 6. Benjamin, b. July 5, 1764; d. young. 

Hi. Sarah, b. June 1, 1720; d. April 4, 1760; m. Aaron Evarts, of Gull- 
ford, Sept. 6, 1744. He d. April 20, 1804. 

iv. Noah, b. April 15, 1725; d. Feb. 7, 1757. 

V. Nathan, b. Oct. 31, 1730; removed to Richmond, Mass. ; m. June 14, 
1755, Sarah, dau. of Timothy Baldwin, of North Guilford. Thulr 
chUdren were: 1. Nathan,* b. 1756; m. Hannah, dau. of Timothy 
Tuttle, of Goshen, Conn. 2. Dea. Noah, b. June 5, 1759; m. Tolly, 
dau. of John Dudley. 3. Abraham, b. Jan. 17, 1762; d. Jan. 19, 
1762. 4. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1763; m. Uriah Betts. 6. Abraham, 
b. Oct. 20, 1765; d. July 23, 1851 ; m. Polly Baldwin, Oct. 5, 1795. 
6. Samuel, b. Feb. 26, 1*768. 7. Benjamin, b. Nov. 23, 1771; m. 
Abigail Sanford, of Little Compton, R. I., and lived In New York. 
8. liebtcca, b. June 20, 1774 ; m. Uriah Betts. 

154 Dr. Bryan Mossiier of Guilford^ Conn. [April, 

9. Theophilus* Rossiteb (Jotiah,^ Bryan^), of North Gnilfordy mar- 
ried Abigail, daughter of Henry Fierson, of Bridgehampton, L. I. 
She died Jan. 25, 1790. In 1716, his list was £39 158. He was 
a deacon in the North Guilford Congregational Church. 
Their children were : 

I. Maky,^ b. Ang. 31, 1726; d. Sept. 11, 1760; m. Wm. Parmelee, of 

Guilford, June 6, 1749. He d. May 3, 1799. 

II. Abigail, b. March 17, 1728 ; d^ Nov. 23, 1770. 

III. ruUDKXCB, b. Sept. 12, 1730; m. Abel Coe. 

It. Eunice, b. Jan. 16, 1732; m. Simon Parsons, Jr., of Durham, March 
16, 1758. 

T. Jerusha, b. Jan. 16, 1732; d. Sept. 29, 1769. 

vi. TiiEOPUiLUS, b. July 27, 1735; d. Aug. 16, 1736. 

Til. Gen. Da>id, b. July 27, 1735; d. March 8, 1811; lived in Richmond, 
Mass. ; m. Dec. 23, 1762, Eunice, dau. of Bezalecl Bristol, of Guil- 
ford. Their children were: 1. David,^ b. 1763. 2. Erastus, b. 

1704; m. liiddlngton. 8. Theaphilus, bap. Jan. 26, 1766. 4. 


viil. Hannah, b. April, 1738; d. May 30, 1809; m. Samuel Fitch, of North 
Guilford, Nov. 7, 1765. 

ix. William, b. Feb. 11, 1740; d. Dec. 28, 1820; m. Submit, dau. of 
Simeon Chittenden, of North Guilford. She d. March 11, 1826. 
Their children were : 1. Eunice^ b. April 8, 1769 ; d. Jan. 21, 1862 ; 
m. Daniel Collins, of N. Guilford, Feb. 11, 1787. 2. Col. Abel, b. 
Oct. 12, 1770; d. July 24, 1846; m. Ruth. dau. of Gilbert Dudley, 
of Madison. 3. William, b. Oct. 12, 1772; d. Oct. 16. 1772. 4. 
Jerusha, b, T>ec. 8, 1773; d. Feb. 24, 1843; m. John Graves, of 
North Guilford, May 7, 1797. 6. Sherman, b. April 20, 1776; d. 
Oct. 2, 1839; lived at Claremont, N. H. ; m. Olive, dan. of Timothy 
Baldwin, of Milford, Nov. 3, 1804. 6. William, b. Sept. 25, 1777; 
d. June 2, 1791. 7. Submit, b. AuR. 19, 1799; m. Daniel Weld, 
Feb. 18, 1803. 8. Polly, b. Sept. 18, 1781; m. Noadiah Cone, of 
Iladdam, April 20, 1820. 9. Theophilus, b. Aug. 18, 1783; d. Aug. 
12, 1848; ni. Eliza 11. Chittenden, Dec. 20, 1821. 10. David, b. 
Sept. 10, 1785. 11. Achsa, b. Sept. 27, 1788; d. Nov. 22, 1820; m. 
Harvey Dibble, of Guilford. 

X. Samuel William, b. Nov. 28, 1743 ; d. without children Aug. 13, 1814 ; 
m. Lois Bylngton, April 14, 1779. She d. Feb. 1, 1825. 

xl. Eleanor, b. March, 1745 ; m. Lyman, of Richmond, Mass. 

xli. Ebknezeu, b. March 10, 1748; d. young. 

10. Rev. Euenezeu' Rossiter (./<>«aA,^ ^ryan^), of Stonington, " was 
brought up to leaniiug " and graduated at Yale College, in 1718. 
He married Hannah, daughter of El)enczer "White, of Bridgehamp- 
ton, L. I., Oct. 7, 1723. He was onlained at Stonington, Conn., 
Dec. 10, 1722, and contmued as the pastor there until his death. 
His children were : 

I. Ebenkzeu,* b. June 17, 1724; d. Feb. 10, 1724-6. 

II. Ebenezek, b. April 27, 1726; d. Jan. 9, 1760; A. B., Yale College 

1744. He studied theology, but never had a parish. 

III. Meuitabel, b. Dec. 29, 1728. 
It. Hannah, b. Dec. 22, 1730. 

V. Sarah, b. Nov. 19, 1732. 

vl. Maky, b. Dec. 8, 1735. 

vli. Elnathan, b. July 8, 1739; A. B., Yale College 1766; d. 1798; m. 

Mercy Coleman, Feb. 1, 1767. Lived in Stonington, and was clerk 

of probate court. 
Fill. John Cotton, b. July 8, 1739; A. B., Yale College 1766; d. Feb. 9, 

1798 ; m. Phcbe Palmer, Oct. 20, 1766, and had four daughters and 

ten sons. Among the latter was Rev. Dudley Rossiter. 

1901.] Woodward^s and Saffery's Map of 1642. 155 


Bj Levi Badger Chase, Esq., of Sturbridge, Mass. 

It may be well at the outset to quote from Hubbard's History of New 
England,* written about 1 679, respecting some customs of the aborigines, — 
** Every noated place of fishing or hunting was usually a distinct seigniory, 
and thither all theire friends and allyes of the neighboring provinces used to 
resort in the time of yeere to attend those seasons, partly for recreation, 
and partly to make provission for the yeere. Such places as they chose for 
their abode, were usually at the falls of great rivers, or neare the sea side, 
where was any convenience of catching such as every summer and winter 
used to come upon the coast : att which times they used, like good fellows, 
to make all common ; and then those who had entertained theire neighbors 
by the sea side, expected the like kindness from them againe, up higher in the 
country : and they were wont to have theire great dances for mirth at these 
generall meetings. With such kinde of entercourse were their affayres and 
commerce carried on, between those that lived up in the country, and those 
that were seated on the sea coast, about the havens and channells that is- 
sued into t^ sea ; where there used to be at all times, clams, mussels, and 
oaysters, and in the summer season lobsters, bass, or mullet, and sturgeon, 
of which they used to take great plenty, and dry them in the smoake, and 
keep them the rest of the yeare. Up higher, at the falls of great rivers, 
they used to take salmon, shad, alewives, that used in great quantities, 
more than cart loades, in the spring to pass up into the fresh waiter ponds 
and lakes, therein to spawne, of all which they, with their wares, used to 
take great store for their use. In all such places there was wont to bee 
great resort." 

From wigwam to wigwam, that had hospitable doors always open on the 
leeward side, the prehistoric people drifted on their long-flistance paths. 
A stone mortar for the grinding of parched corn, was a halting place ; 
and if necessary, within their wraps of skins or woven feathers, they slept 
as contentedly in the great pathless forests as the birds within their nests. 
Their trails, by constant use, became paths. 

Upon the advent of another race, the marks of the Indian's mocca- 
sin e<l feet were very soon covered by the heavy steps of the white men. 
The path of the Indian became the earliest roadway of the pioneer settlers. 
There has been transmitted to us from early times, some knowledge, in- 
definite in parts, of the general course of some of the long-distance paths 
used by the Indians. 

April 4, 1631, three sachems from Agawam, or vicinity of Springfield, 
one of whom had for a time been in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh, 
visited Gov. Winthrop, and bore to the English the first intelligence of the 
Connecticut River, and of the way overland to their place of residence. 
This is the route that is to l>e particularly considered later on ; and it is 
sufficient at present to say that writers agree that from Boston it went 
through South Framingham to Oxford. 

• See First Edition (1816), p. 30.— EnrroE. 

156 Woodward's and aafferjfs Map of 1642. [April, 

There was another path mentioned in the grant of the old town of Men- 
don, date about 1660. The township was laid out on both sides, and bounds 
made at certain distances north and south each way from the path^'; which 
proves that the ways usually traveled by the natives were well defined land- 
marks. This was called "*' The Path to Nipmug Great Fond," or Chan- 
bunagimgamaug. As the Indian village was probably at the outlet of the 
pond, which was on the side next Oxford, it practically brought this path to 
unite with the other coming from Boston. 

In tlie History of Windham County, Conn^ mention is made of a well 
known path of the Indians from Mount Hope and the Narraganset country 
to Wabbaquaset, now Woodstock, known as the "Providence Path.'* 
Another, the route of which is there described, came from Norwich and the 
seacoast to the same point, and was called the " Nipmug Path." 

Passing now to the westward, and following the vrriting of Rev. J. H. 
Temple, as found in his Histories of North Brookfield and Palmer, we find 
the location of Quabaug Old Fort and another set of Indian paths. 

It was Mr. Temple's opinion that the " Ashquoach " of the Indians, called 
by the English " Quabaug Old Fort," was situated on Indian Hill, north of 
Great (now Sherman's) Pond in Brimfield. 

Quoting from Mr. Temple : " It was directly upon the great Indian trail 
from Woodstock (the Wabbaquasset country) to the Great Falls at Holyoke ; 
and but a little way south of the trail from Wekabaug to Springfield."* 
This " Fort " is named in the contemporary records oftener than any of 
the neighboring defenses. The messengers and agents sent at different 
times by the English authorities to the Quabaugs, for one purpose or 
another, often mentioned their stop at " Quabaug Old Fort." 

Four j)iitli8 are mentioned as diverging from this point. 

The great wostern path from Quabaug **01d Fort" passed north of 
Steerage Rock to the bend in Quabaug River ; parting there, one branch 
kept on south of the river, to Springfield, the other crossed the river into 
Palmer and on to the Great Falls of the Connecticut, now Holyoke City. 

Another path ran to the falls of Ware River ; and still another to the 
Indian village of Wickabaug, now West Brookfield. 

The character of the country lying between these eastern and western 
paths, for a distance of twenty or more miles north and south, is peculiarly 
obstructive to an east and west thoroughfare ; so much so that even to this 
day no road has been made or path found in that direction except where the 
valley of the Quinebaug furnishes the way. 

The town of Sturbridge occupies the middle portion of this territory, and 
the river enters from the west about midway between the north and south 
boundaries of the town. 

The four long-distance paths from all the seaboard between Boston and 
New London that have been described as approaching each other as they 
were extended into the interior, were united as one great path in passing 
thi'ough this valley ; and then after reaching " Quabaug Old Fort " stretched 
away in diverging lines to the various places where tne Indians were wont 
to resort. 

To-day a person in Oxford or Woodstock desiring a drive to Springfield, 
by country road the most direct, will travel along what was once called the 
" great road " in Sturbridge. 

The Quinebaug valley, as it lies in Sturbridge, and the hills that make 
it, was called by the Indians, Tantiusque, in our language, meaning between 

♦ See History of Ko.prookfield, p. 30.— Editok. 

1901.] Woodwards and Saffery's Map of 1642. 157 

breast-shaped hills. Small hiUs or large knolls of even surface, composed 
of gravel and sand, are a distinctive feature of this valley. 

At the time of the landing of the Puritan emigrants upon the shores of 
Massadiusetts Bay, Wehukshem was chief sachem of Tantiusque. 

We have the name of Nodowahut, uncle of Webukshem, also Tamuggut 
the messenger. Nascomos, or Wascomos, was son of Webukshem and suc- 
ceeded his father as sachem. 

There has been given, thus far, a brief and rough sketch of the condi- 
tions in reference to paths at the time that the white man entered upon the 

We are not accustomed to think of any indebtedness to the Indians, but 
in no re^>ect is so much owed them, as for leading the way through what 
otherwise had been a trackless wilderness. The Indian paths and landmarks 
^^ became, by adoption, those of the pioneers who gave to present generations 
their homes in a smiling land." The story told to the people of the Bay 
by the three Indians from Agawam in 1631, of the abundant crops, and of 
Btrearos overstocked with fish, was not to be forgotten. 

John Oldham, Samuel Hall and two others, all of Dorchester, made their 
way through the wilderness, acting as prospectors in the interests of some of 
the people of that town, who were being organized by William Pynchon 
into a company for the purpose of moving to the fertile lands on the Con- 
necticut River. The brief entry in Gov. Winthrop's Journal under date 
of Sept. 4, 1633, contains all the account of that memorable journey that 
has come down to us. The only place, in all their journey, that can be 
identified as having been visited by John Oldham and his associates, is Tan- 
tiusque, now Sturbridge. Their discoverery of the mine of graphite proves 
their presence in the vicinity. 

We now consider the " Interpretation of Woodward's and Saffery's Map 
of 1642." These gentlemen, "skillful and approved artizans," as they 
were called, were employed to establish the southern bounds of Massa- 
diusetts Bay patent. 

The map that they made has been published in " Historical Collections," 
by Holmes Ammidown, Vol. 1, p. 294. Written upon the map we find the 
following : — 

" A description of the extent of the bounds of Massachusetts Bay Patent, 
southward lying in 41 deg. 55 minutes Latt ; crossing Connecticutt river 
at Windsor fery place, the house of John Bissell being on the west side, 
and the Widow Gibbs her house on the east side of the river. Also a 
description of the most remarkable rivers, brooks, ponds, hills, playns, 
swamps, situation of Indians discovered by the waye with Latt. of Spring- 
field, 42 deg. 6 minutts, and the trading house of Oronoco, the 14th of 
j€ 4th mo"» 1642." 

By Nath. Woodward* 

Solomon Saffeby.* 

To make available and clear the facts that may be learned from this old 
paper, a new map has been made after the United States Geological Sur- 
vey, covering the same territory as the ancient map. The checks on the 
map are 15 minute spaces. 

The 1642 map was marked off into the same number of equal spaces and 
laid upon this, using red ink. The distances from point to point are rela- 

• Sec Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts (1795) , Vol. I., p. 191 ; Vol H., pp.184-6. 

— >£l>lTO&. 

158 Woodward's and Safftnfs Map of 1642. [April, 

tavelj the same as the originaL The dots which indicate the oooiiBe of the 
paths are aboat a mile apart. 

Tlie route of Woodward and Saffery between Boston and Springfield is 
placed upon their map as an imaginary straight Ime. But when they noted 
their passage of Nipnet River and Singletary Fond, they gave positive 
knowledge of their position. 

Passing from there over a stretch which they called " a hilly country,** 
we are equally sure of where they were when they struck the ponds and 
wigwams, which we recognize as the ponds now called Little Alum Pond 
and Sherman's Ponds in Brimfield, and the wigwams are in the position of 
^ Quabaug Old Fort" The path lietween these points, a distance of about 
twenty miles, will be described later, after noticing some points on the 
lower route between the Connecticut River and Providence. It may be a 
question as to which of the two was the outward bound and which the re- 
turn route, as traversed by the surveying party. Assuming, therefore, that 
they followed a well known way from Boston to Springfield, they then 
passed down the river to latitude 41° 55', and established a bound at Wind- 
sor ferry place. From thence they appear to have made their way as 
directly as possible across country to Providence, noting latitude from time 
to time, and remarkable things seen. They passed by Shenipsit pond 
above Rockville, and through the location of the villages of Tolland, Wil- 
lington, Warrenville, Ashford and Phoenixville. 

The place of their crossing Quinebaug River, on their return trip 
through Connecticut and Rhode Island, was at Pomfrct Landing. The 
river was called '* great river." Then they crossed what they called 
" Monahag's River," now Five Mile River, at Killingly. Then, what they 
called " river " was crossed, which is now ^Vhetstone Brook. These rivers 
are marked rudely on the old map in their relative position and general 
course at the i)lace of crossing, and when applied to the new map are found 
to coincide almost exactly in locality. 

To return to the northern route of the surveyors. A year or two later, 
that is, January, 1G45, John Winthrop, Jr., passed over this road, having 
with him one servant and a horse. A free translation of his diary, which 
was written in abbreviated Latin, has been published by the Massachusetts 
Historical Society.* 

It appears that Mr. Winthrop's intention, when he left Boston, was to leave 
the Springfield Path and pass down into the Mohigan country, but failed 
to identify the way. He then thought he would visit his black-lead mine 
property, but missed the way to tliat also. He started from Boston the 
11th of January, and the second night camped on the north-east bank of Nip- 
net or Blackstone River, having traveled in the two days a distance of 
thirty miles by air-line. The third night he passed in the woods, and the 
fourth, which was very cold, in a wigwam beyond " Quabaug Pond." The 
next morning he was informed by Indians that he had ])assed the black-lead 
mine and was headed towards Springfield, to which place he then decided 
to go. He was obliged to camp out one more night, arriving in Springfield 
on Sunday, having been six days on the road. Twenty-seven miles for the 
third and fourth days' journey would have brought him to " Qualmug Old 
Fort," Springfield being twenty miles farther on. It seems quite evident 
that the pond that is called " Quabaug Pond," near which he passed the 
fourth night in a wigwam, was the one near " Quabaug Old Fort." 

♦ See Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Second Series, VULl., 7- 
12.— Editor. 

1901.] WoodwarcTs and Safery'a Map of 1642. 159 

The pond at East Brookfield called Quabaug is objected to not only be- 
cause of its being off of the then known route, but it was, in proportionate 
distance, too near Nipmuck river and too far from Springfield ; and could 
not at any rate have been said to be beyond the black-lead mine. 

The first grant of Brookfield, in 1660, describes the six mile square as 
being near Quabaug ponds ; speaking of them in the plural number. 

Right here it may not be improper to advance an idea that has occurred 
to me. The pond at the " Old Fort " John Winthrop, Jr., called Quabaug ; 
the next one east was called by the Indians Pookoo-quabaug (if we choose 
BO to spell it) ; the next pond, still eastwardly of that, was called the same, 
making the two Pookoo-quabaug ponds. The valley between was called 
Pnttakoo-quabaug. The pond northward, at West Brookfield, was Wi- 
quabaug, another at East Brookfield called Quabaug, and the whole region 
was occupied by the Quabaug Indians. 

The discovery of the path from Oxford to Brim field, by the only process, 
perhaps, by which it ever could have been accomplished in detail, was in its 
first inception accidental. 

In 1729, an association of gentlemen obtained from the General Court of 
the Province of Massachusetts a grant of land '^ lying between Brimfield 
and Oxford, Brookfield and the Province line," for a new township, 
which, after its settlement, was incorporated and received the name of Stur- 

As early as the following spring, 1730, the grantees proceeded to lay out 
a portion of their land for settlement A careful description of the lots sur- 
veyed was recorded in what is called "The Proprietors' Book," which is 
preserved in the archives of the town. These earliest reconls contain 
occasional mention of the Brimfield and Oxford Path, or the *' Old Path," 
and " Old Fordways." As found in the old book, these words convey to 
the casuid reader little knowledge as to the location of those paths. For the 
purpose of studying local history, I drew upon paper, from the verbal des- 
criptions found in the records, the lines of all the first surveys of land, 
placed the lots in their relative positions, and made a map of the town. 
This enabled me to establish the actual position of the lots in the town and 
also to locate the Brimfield and Oxford Path. There is a record which locates 
the " Old Oxford Path " at a certain point, which we find upon the line 
between Sturbridge and Charlton. We will first follow this path eastward, 
up a hill into pasture land. The path is soon obscured by a field and a 
north and south road, beyond which we enter a branch road extending 
easterly, then turning to the north after a walk of about a mile. Right at 
the elbow, the Path leaves the public highway and continues as a path for 
about two miles, being cut by two north and south roads and broken by 
farm improvements. It then connects with the present road extending four 
or ^VQ miles onward to Oxford Plains, entering the village parallel with 
what was, in the early history of that town, called Quabaug Lane or Path. 

Returning to the Sturbridge and Charlton line, we find the path extend- 
ing westward about half a mile, then obliterated for about the same dis- 
tance, then appearing for a mile in pasture and woodland, and so alternat- 
ing in shorter sections to the ** Great Road " near the Worcester South Agri- 
cultural Society Fair Grounds. The grounds occupy the site of the Indian 
village of Tantiusque. 

The Path conformed with the " Great Road " as far as Fiskdale, thence 
bore to the right over a swell of land, cropping out on uncultivated soil, 
crossed the valley where once dwelt Wattalloowekin and Nakin, the good 

160 Woodwards and 8affer%fs Map of 1642. [April, 

Indians of Puttakooknppog who, in 1655, gave to the Bey. John Eliot, 
apostle to the Indians, a large tract of land upon which to found a village 
01 '^ Praying Indians," like that at Natick. The Path passed on the north 
ride of Little Alum Pond, called on the old map *' great pond," and on to 
« Quabaug Old Fort" 

So we have Quabaug Lane or Path at Oxford village, and Quabaug Fort 
at Brimfield, connected by a path still traceable, and very direct in its course. 

It is this section of the old way from Boston to SpriiJ^eld which I claim 
as my own discovery, and that no other person could have traced this old 
road in detail, without the resurrection, in the manner described, of the re- 
cords found in Sturbridge. 

We have ascertained, by the Interpretation of Woodward's and Saffery'g 
Map, that this path from Boston to Springfield was used by white men as 
early as 1 642. From the records of town orders and votes passed by the 
inhabitants of Springfield, we learn the name of this old highway. In the 
History of Springfield, by M. A. Green, page 99, we find transcribed from 
the earliest town records, that have survive<l to this day, the following : — 
" Ordered by the town in November 1646 ; That Jno. Clarke or those that 
shall Joyne with him in y* buniinge of Tarr shall have liberty to gather 
candlewood in y* playne in y* Bay Path, p'vided they come not to gather 
any in this side the great pond and y^ swamps that point out from it to 
Chickopce river and the Mill river w^ is Judged to be about five miles from 
the town." 

In April following, 1647, special instructions to surveyors were, besides 
keeping the highways in condition, to open " A Horse way over the meddow 
to ye ' Bay Path,' and a Bridge over the 3 comer Brooke into the i>laine." 

The Kev. John Eliot wrote, wliile at Windsor, in 1649: "20myles up 
the river layeth Springfield where Mr. Moxon is pastor. And this town 
overland from tlie Bay layeth : 80 : or : 90 : myles South West and is the 
road way to all the towns upon this river and [that] lye more southward." 

Tliis was the way over which passed all the parties of immigrants, and all 
the intercourse between the Bay settlements and those on Connecticut river, 
overland, previous to 1648. Tliis was "The Bay Path" of Dr. J. G. 
Holland's historical novel bearing that title, of which the author writes as 
follows : — 

** llie principal communication with the Eastern settlement was by a path 
marked by trees a portion of the distance, and by sb'ght clearings of brush 
and thicket for the remainder. No stream was bridgeil, no hill graded, and 
no marsh drained. The path led through woods which bore the marks of 
the centuries, over barren liills that had been licked by the Indians' hounds 
of fire, and along the banks of streams that the seine had never dragged. 
This path was known as the * Bay Path,' or the path to the Bay, and re- 
ceived its name in the same manner as the multitudinous ' old Bay-roads ' 
that led to Boston from every quarter of Masssachusett*. It was wonder- 
ful what a powerful interest was attached to the Bay Path. It was the 
channel through which laws were communicated, through which flowed news 
from distant friends, and through which came long, loving letters and mes- 
sages. It was the vaulted passage along which echoed the voices that called 
from across the ocean, and through which, like low-toned thunder, rolled 
the din of the great world. That rough thread of soil, chopped by the 
blades of a hundred streams, was a bond that radiated at each terminus into 
a thousand fibres of love and interest, and hope and memory. 

'^ The Bay Path was charmed ground — a precious passage— and during 

1901.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 161 

the springy Uie sonuxiery and the early autumn, hardly a settler at Agawam 
went out of doors, or changed his position in the fields, or looked up from 
his labor, or rested on his oars upon the bosom of the river, without turning 
his eyes to the point at Tvrhich that Path opened from the brow of the 
wooded hill up on the east, where now the bell of the huge arsenal tells 
hourly of the coming of a stranger along the path of time. 

^ And when some worn and weary man came in sight, upon his half- 
starved horse, or two or three pedestrians, bending beneath their packs and 
swinging their sturdy staves, were seen approaching, the village was astir 
from one end to the other. Whoever the comer might be, he was welcomed 
with a cordiality and universality that was not so much an evidence of 
hospitality, perhaps, as of the wish to hear of the welfare of those who were 
loved, or to feel the kiss of one more wave from the great ocean of the 

** And when one of the settlers started forth upon the journey to the Bay, 
with his burden of letters and messages, and his numberless conmiissions 
for petty purchases, the event was one well known to every individual, and 
the adventurer received the benefit of public prayers for the prosperity of 
his passage and the safety of his return." 


By Mrs. Washington A. Koeblino of Trenton, New Jersey. 
[Continued from page 78.] 

9- Richard Warren* (Nathaniel,^ Richard^), was bom at Plymouth, in 
1646, and died at Middleborough, 23 January, 1696-7. Sometime 
after the close of King Philip's War he removed with his family 
from Plymouth to Namasket, or the " Middleborough purchase " — 
the favorite summer residence of the principal Indian chiefs of 
New Eugland — to occupy the lands which had been granted to his 
father, and which were described as " 5th Lot, bounded with a 
white oak marked standing in a plain."^ 

He married Sarah , to whom was granted the administration 

of his estate, 18 March, 169 6-7. f 
Children : 

L James Warrkn,* b. 13 January, 1679 ;t d. 25 December, 1709. He 
may have married and had issae, but no 8uch record has been found. 
His estate was administered upon by his uncle, James Warren, Esq', 
4 March, 1709. 
13. 11. Samuel Warren, b. 7 March, 1682-3; d. 1750; m. Eleanor Billing- 
111. Hope Warren, m. David Torrey of Scltuate.§ 
iv. Anne Warren, m. 8 April, 1712, John May of Plymouth. 

• Sketches of the early History of Middleboroagh. See Kogister, iii. 213-20; 330-44. 

♦ Plymouth County Probate Files. 

J The Plymouth Colony Records also give the birth of James, son of Richard, as in 
January, 1682, but this does not agree with the Plymouth town records of death, 20 
Decemoer, 1709, in thirtieth year. 

\ Deane's History of Scituate, p. 359. 

162 Richard Warren of the Mayflower. [April, 

14. y. John Warren, b. 1690; d. 8 March, 1768; m. Ist, Naomi Bates; 
2d, Anne Reed, 
yi. Joanna Warren, m. 1 Aagast, 1717, Samael Bampas of Barnstable.* 

10. Captain James Warben* {Nathaniel* Richard})^ was bom at Ply- 
mouth, 7 November, 1665, and died there, 29 January, 1715. He 
was made freeman in June, 1 689, and was soon recognized as a 
man of enterprise and judgment He was a large land owner, ac- 
quiring some of his holdings by inheritance and others by purchase. 
He bought the entire real estate of his father-in-law, Edward Doty, 
as the heirs of the latter came of age or removed from the town, 
and his name is identified with the history of Plymouth by his vari- 
ous transactions and public spirited improvements in the building 
of the town, his connection with the distinguished fanuUes of the 
vicinity, and by his long public service. On 17 July, 1699, he was 
commissione<l high sheriff of Plymouth County, and on 7 June, 
1700, he was appointed a justice of the peacef and of the Court of 
Common Pleas, t in which offices he continued to serve until his 
death. He was also appointt^d special justice of the Court of Oyer 
and Terminer, 5 June, 1713, and he served first as lieutenant and 
afterwanls as captain of the military company of Plymouth, and 
was representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, 1697, 
1701-4, 1707, 1709, 1711 and 1715. While serving in the latter 
ca])acity he was taken suddenly ill on his way to the Assembly, 
from which illness he never rallied. The records of tlie First 
Church of Plymouth note that '* his death was an exceeding loss to 
the Church, Town and Country." His will,§ dated 28 January, 
1711-12, prove<l 23 June, 1715, named son James, not of age, wife 
Sarah and ** daughters," of whom he designated only Sarah. The 
inventory of his estate, which was large, styled him " Captain." His 
tombstone on Burial Hill reads : " Here lyes ye body of the Hon- 
ourable James Warren Esq' who deceased Jan. ye 29th, 1715, in 
ye 50th year of his age." 

He married, 21 June, 1687, Sarah, daughter of Edward Doty, Jun',] 
by liis wife Sarah Faunce, and granddaughter of Edward Doty, a May- 
flower passenger, by his wife Faith Clark.** Sarah Doty was born 
at Plymouth, 9 June, 1666; she married 2d, 9 September, 1726, 
John Bacon, Esq', of Barnstable. 
Children, recorded at Plymouth : 

1, John Warrkn,* b. 27 November, 1688 ; d. 1 March, 1689. 

ii. Edward Warren, b. 14 September, 1690; d. 28 February, 1690-1. 

ill. Sarah Warrkn, b. 27 May, 1692; d. 25 August, 1756; ra. 1st, circa 
1710, Charles, son of Isaac Little, Esq^ by his wife Bethia, b. In 
March, 1685 ; m. 2cl, 21 November, 1728, the Reverend Nicholas Sever, 
son of Caleb Severff by his wife Sarah Ingoldsby, b. 16 April, 1680; 
d. 7 April, 1764. Mr. Sever was graduated at Harvard in 1701, or- 

• Plymouth County Re^stry of Deeds, xiii. 14^-50. 

t Re-commissioned 25 February, 17<»8-9, and 19 April, 1711. 

t Re-commissioned 29 June, 1702, and continuously until 9 December, 1715. 

J Plymouth County Wills, iii, 360 ; also Plymouth Probate Files. 

11 Edward Doty, born at Plymouth, circa 1643, was drowned between Plymouth and 
Boston, 8 February, 1690. ite married, 26 February, 1663, Sarah, daughter of John 
Faunce by his wife Patience, daughter of (Tcorge Morton of Plymouth. James Otis, 
the patriot, and Harrison Gray Otis, the distinguished United States Senator, were de- 
scendants of Edward Doty, Jun'. 

•• The daughter of Tristram Clark. 

ft For sketch of the Seaver Family, see Reoistbb, xxvi, 303-328. 

1901.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 163 

dained pastor of the First Church of Dover, New Hampshire, 11 
April, 1711, tutor at Harvard College 1716-1728, and Fellow from 
1725 to 1728. He removed to Kiugston, Massachusetts, and was 
judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Plymouth County from 
1731 to 1762. He married 2d, 13 October, 1767, Susanna Winslow, 
by whom he had no issue. Among his descendants by his wife 
Sarah, were William Sever, member of the Massachusetts Provincial 
Congress and President of the Council ; Captain James Sever of the 
U. S. N. ; and Colonel James Warren Sever, President of the Mas- 
sachusetts Society of the Cincinnati in 1866, and Vice President of 
the General Society of the Cincinnati in 1869. 
iv. Alice Warren, b. 3 September, 1696 ; m., 10 May, 1716, Peleg Ford 

of Marshfleld. 
T. Patience Warren, b. 13 January, 1697-8; m., 11 April, 1721, Joseph 
Stacey. By deed of 1 October, 1728, Joseph Stacey and Patience 
his wife, and Sarah Little of Kingston, James Warren, Nathaniel 
Thomas and Hope his .wife of Plymouth, Pelig Ford and Alice his 
wife of Marshfleld, Mercy and Mary Warren of Kingston, and Eliza- 
beth Warren of Barnstable in the County of Barnstable, join in 
conveying a portion of Cedar Swamp in Plympton, to Caleb Loring.* 
15. Tl. James Warren, b. 14 April, 1700 ; d. July, 1767 ; m. Penelope Win- 
Tit Hope Warren, b. 2 August, 1702 ; d. 3 May, 1728 ; m. 23 June, 1722, 

Nathaniel Thomas. Their issue died early. 
Till. Mercy Warren, b. 21 March, 1704; d. unmarried, 17 January, 
1746-6. Administration on her estate granted to Nicholas Sever, 
5 October, 1747. 
Ix. Mary Warren, b. 14 January, 1707 ; d. unmarried, 4 February, 

X. Elizabeth Warren, b. 17 January, 1710-11 ; d. unmarried, 6 Novem- 
ber, 1744. 

11. Joseph Warren' {Joseph Esq,^ Richard}), was bom at Plymouth, 8 
January, 1657, and died at Agawame, 28 December, 1696. As 
early as 1688, he resided at Agawame, on land inherited from his 
father, at what is now Warren Point, at Indian Neck in Wareham, 
on the site of the present summer homes occupied by Bostonians. 
His house is the first mentioned in the records of Agawame, and 
his land " was layed out for thurty akers," in 1696, " bounded by 
the see es toward and southward, and northward by his owne medo 
on the cove." The inventory of his estate was filed by his widow, 
27 January, 1696-7, and she administered thereon, 10 March, 
1696-7.t He married, 25 December, 1692, Mehittable WUder, 
daughter of Edward Wildert of Hingham by his wife Elizabeth 
Eames, bom at Hingham in 1661. After the death of her husband 
she returned to Hingham, and Uiere came under the charge of being 
ft witch, but was saved from the usual consequences of the unjust 
accusation by the interposition of some sixty of her neighbors who 
Bubscribed to the following : 

** Hlngliam the 7th of Feb. 1708. 
•* Whereas we under- written, have heard that there are scandalous Reports 
of the widow Mehittable Warren of Plymouth, we knowing that she was 
brought up in this place, & in her younger time had been a person of great 
affliction before she was married, and hath lived in this towne divers years in 
her Widowhood & We never have had any thought or slspltion, nor have never 
heard that any amongst us have had the least sispition that ever she was guilty 

• Plymontb County Registry of Deedsi xxvi. 14. 
t Plymouth County Probate Files. 

iOne of the earliest planters of Hingham, and was probably from Skiplode, Oxford- 
tlurey England. (Lincoln's Hiit. of Uingbam, iii. 311-12.) 

164 Richard Warren of the MayJUMer. [April, 

of the sin of being a witch, or anything that may occasion anch snspitlon of 
To this her physician, Dr. Nathaniel HaU, also added his testimony thos : 

•• Hlngbam, Febrnaiy lOth, 1708-9. 
'* I having had knowledge this eleren years of the above named Mehittable 
Warren being her phisition doe know that she has been a womaa of great aflBic- 
tion by reason of many distempers of body bat never heard or had thonght that 
ever she was gnilty of any snch thing as above bat contra^ wise did and doe 
believe that God gave her a sanctifled inH^rovement of his afflictive hand to her. 

Nathaniel HalL 
Aim HalL" 


i. JosKPH Warren,* b. at Hingham, 10 December, 1698; d. there, 22 
December, 1698. 
16. il. Joseph Warren, b. at Plymooth, 17 Janaary, 1^4; d. ctrca April, 
1756; m. A lathea Chittenden, 
ill. Prescilla Warren, b. at Plymouth, 19 Jane, 1696. 

12. Captain Benjamin Warren* {Joseph Esq,^ Richard}), was bom at 
Plymouth, 8 January, 1670, and died there, 30 May, 1746. Mr. 
Warren was one of the foremost citizens of Plymouth, and served 
with distinction in both dvil and military life. He was constable 
in 1696, selectman from 1709 until 1720, also in 1723, 1726, 1728, 
1730, 1732, and was frequently moderator of the town meeting, and 
a member of many town committees. In 1725 he was representa- 
tive to the General Court of Massachusetts, and was commissioned 
justice of the peace and of tlie courts of Plymouth County, 24 De- 
cember, 1715, and re-commisgioned 12 November, 1717, and 10 
Octol)er, 1729; was ensign of the Plymouth military company in 
1710, and cliosen captain in 1716, succeeding in tliis otiice his 
cousin, Captain James Warren. 

Mr. Warren resided at Eel Kiver. His will,* executed 8 May, 1745, 
and proved 8 July, 1746, named wife Esther, children Nathaniel, 
Priscilla, Patience, Mercy, Abigail widow of Josepli Rider, Han- 
nah wife of Eleazer Faunce, and grandson Benjamin, only son of 
Benjamin deceased. He married 1st, 22 April, 1697, Hannah, 
daughter of P^pliraim and Hannah Morton, f bom at Plymouth in 
1(>67, and died there, 3 November, 1715. He married 2d, 25 Octo- 
ber, 1710, Esther, daughter of Jonathan Barnes by his wife Eliza- 
l)eth Hedge, and widow of Elkanah Cushman of Plymouth, bom at 
Plymouth, 18 February, 1682, and died there, 1 November, 1770. 
Captain Warren's tombstone on Burial Hill bears this inscription : 
" Here lyes buried the body of Capt Benjamin Warren Died May ye 
30th 1746 in ye 76th year of his age." 

Children of Captain Benjamin Warren by his wife Hannah Mor- 
ton ; recorded at Plymouth : 

1. Bkxjamin,* b. 15 March, 1698; d. young. 

ii. Abigail Warkkx, b. 9 May, 1700; d. 5 December, 1766; m. 1 Novem- 
ber, 1722, Joseph llider of Plymouth, t b. there in 1692, and d. 
18 July, 1737. Both husband and wife are interred on Burial Hill. 

•Plymouth County Probate Records, x. 302-3. 

fEphraim Morton, born 27 January, 1648, son of Lieutenant Ephraim Morton by 
his wife Ann Cooper. Among tlic descendants of Lieutenant Morton are Governor 
Marcus Morton, his son Marcus, Chief Justice of Massachusetts, and the Honorable 
Perez Morton, Attorney-General of that Commonwealth. 

X Abigail Kidor, widow, Hannah Faunce, widow, Patience Warren, Priscilla Warren 

1901.] Michard Warren of the Mayflower. 165 

ilL Hannah Warren, b. 1 March, 1704 ; d. after 26 Aagnst, 1760 ; m. 6 
Aagost, 1724, Eleazer Fannce. 

17. It. Nathanikl Warrkn, b. 20 Jaly, 1706 ; d. circa M.a,j, 1767 ; m. Sarah 


18. V. Benjamin Warren, b. 10 April, 1709 ; d. In 1740 ; m. Rebecca Doty, 
yi. Priscilla Warren, b. 12 Angast, 1712 ; d. unmarried, after 23 Sept., 

vli. Patience Warren, b. 27 October, 1715 ; d. unmarried, 27 November, 
1789, aged seventy-four years.f 

Children by second wife, Esther (Barnes) Cushman : 

vlli. Joseph Warren, b. 4 September, 1717 ; probably died young, 
ix. Mercy Warren, b. 15 May, 1721; d. 21 March, 1798; m. as second 
wife, 7 January, 1762, Sylvanus Bramhall of Plymouth. 

13. Samuel Warren* {Richardy^ Nathanid^^ Richard})^ was bom probably 
at Middleborough, 7 March, 1682-3, and died there, about January, 
1750. His residence was at Middleborough, on the Namasket 
River, where he was an extensive land holder, and where he con- 
veyed at various times certain portions of his real estate to his chil- 
dren ; by deed of 1 June, 1739, to son Cornelius, lot called the '^ Six 
and Twenty Mens Purchase" ; of 4 and 5 February, 1741, to son 
Samuel and daughter Joanna Barlow ; and of 22 August, 1745, to 
sons Benjamin and Josiah.t Letters of administration on his estate 
were granted to his son Samuel Warren, 4 February, 1750. The 
division of his estate, 3 August, 1752, mentioned widow Sarah, eld- 
est son Samuel, the representatives of son Cornelius, sons James, 
Nathan, Josiah and Benjamin, and daughters Friscilla, Joanna and 

He married, 26 January, 1703, Eleanor, daughter of Isaac Bil- 
lington § by his wife Hannah Glass. Both Mr. Warren and his 
wife were members of the First Church of Middleborough, having 
been admitted thereto, 6 July, 1729. 

Children, recorded at Middleborough : 

I. Priscilla Warren,* b. 12 December, 1704; became a member of the 

Middleborough church, 10 August, 1729. 

II. Jabez Warren, b. 3 February, 1705-6; d. 10 May, 1717, ** In twelfth 


19. Hi. Samuel Warren, b. 9 August, 1707 ; m. Rebecca Dunham. 

20. Iv. Cornelius Warren, b. 12 June, 1709; d. circa 1750; m. Mercy Ward. 

21. v. James Warren, b. 24 February, 1710; m. Mary Terry. 

and Mercy Warren, apinstcrs, and dauehters of Captain Benjamin Warren deceased, 
all of Plymouth, joined in a division of land, 26 August, 1760. — Plymouth County liegis- 
try of Deeds, xlvi. 148. 

• Under date of 23 December, 1769, the following, as heirs of Captain Benjamin 
Warren, conveyed to John Shaw, Jun*"., and George Hammoud, a portion of Cedar 
Swamp in Ply'mpton, to wit: Seth Harlow, housewright, administrator of Deacon 
Nathaniel Warren, late of Plymouth; Sylvanus Brainnall, clothier, and Mercy his 
wife, Priscilla Warren and Patience Warren, spinsters, Benjamin Warren, trader, 
Benjamin Morton, mason, and Hannah his wife, Peleg Fauuco and Mary his wife, Amos 
Durham, cooper, and Abigail his wife, Josiah Johnson, in behalf of his cliildren, 
Patience and Eleanor, minors, Josiah Johnson Jun*"., William Ryder and Benjamin 
Ryder 3d, Lemuel Holmes and Abigail his wife, all of Plymouth, and Joseph Ryder of 
Newport. — Plymouth Conntv Registry of Deeds, Iv. 265. 

t Tombstone on Burial Hill. 

1 Plymouth Registry of Deeds, xxxii. 229; xxxviii. 292; xli. 18-19. 

Il^aac Billingtou, one of the founders of the First Church of Middleborough, died 
11 December, 1709, in the sixty -ninth year of his age. The will of his son Seth, which 
bear^ date 11 June, 1718, makes bequests to brother Isaac, sisters Mary, Desire Bonny, 
Eleanor Warren, and to the children of sister Lydia Washburn, deceased. 

166 Richard Warren of the Mayflower. [April, 

22. yi. Nathan Warren, b. 5 March, 1712; d. 15 February, 1784; m. Rachel 

28. vil. Joseph Warren, b. 2 February, 1715; ** drowned 22 July, 1782, in 
his nineteenth year.*** In " The Catalogue of Members," published 
by the Middleborongh Chnrch, in 1854, this Joseph is confused with 
his nephew of the same name, son of his brother, Cornelius, Ko. 36. 
Till. Joanna Warren, b. 25 March, 1717; m. William Barlow ; was a mem- 
ber of the Middleborongh church, where her children were bap- 
tized from 1738 to 1752. 

24. ix. Benjamin Warren, b. 30 June, 1720 ; d. 11 January, 1802 ; m. Jedidiah 

X. Sarah Warren, b. 9 February, 1722; m. 2 June, 1740, William Beed 
of Middleborongh. 

25. zi. JosiAU Warren, b. 9 Biay, 1724; administration granted on his es- 

tate, to Micba Bryant, 2 June, 1760; m. 5 April, 1747, Joanna, 
daughter of Benjamin Spooner, b. 15 August, 1729. 

14. John Warren* (Hichard,* Nathaniel^* Richard^)^ was probably bom 

at Middleborongh in 1690, and died there, 3 March, 1768, aged, 
according to the Town Records, seventy-eight years. He was of 
Scituate in 1711, where, 7 April of that year, he conveyed to ^m- 
uel Warren of Middleborongh, his '^ right, title and interest in the 
house and lauds that had formerly belonged *' to his father, Richard 
Warren of Middleborough, deceased. f He returned to Middle- 
borough about 1737, and from then until his death was a party 
to sundry land transactions, in which his wife Anne joined. $ His 
will,§ dated at Middleborough, 21 January, 1768, proved 4 April of 
that year, named wife Anne ; children James, Nathaniel, Nehemiah, 
Naomi wife of Jeremiah Tinkham, Ann wife of Joseph Dickinson ; 
and grandchildren Kicliard, John and Naomi, the children of his son 
John, deceased, and Elisha Tinkham. 

He married let, at Scituate, 12 January, 1713-14, Naomi Bates ; 
2d, at Middleborough, 27 July, 1737, Anne, daughter of James 
Reed of Middleborough, l)om 1701 ; died 8 January, 1770. Her 
will, executed 21 Aug., 1769, proved 5 February, 1770, made pro- 
vision for Silva, daughter of Peter Reed, deceased ; sister Martha 
Inglee and her youngest daughter Waitstill ; Jonathan, son of 
brother William Reed, deceased, and William, grandson to brother 
William Reed ; and for Timothy Inglee and Elisha Tinkham. 

Children of John and Naomi (Bates) Warren : 

26. i. Jamks Warren,* b. at Scituate, 4 December, 1714. 
ii. Hope Warren, b. 1716. || 

27. ill. John Warren, b. 1719; d. before 21 January, 1768. 

28. iv. Nathaniel Warren, b. 1721 ; named in the will of his father. 

29. V. Neuemiaii Warren, baptized at Hanover, 31 October, 1730-1. 

vl. Naomi Warren, m., in 1740, Jeremiah Tinkham of Middleborongh, 

son of Jeremiah and Joanna Tinkham, b. 1714; d. 7 July, 1790. 
vil. Ann Warren, m. Joseph Dickinson. 

15. Colonel James Wabren* {Captain James^ Naikanid? Ricluvrd})^ 

• Tombstone at North Carver. 

t Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, x, partll, 258. 

i+ Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, xxxvi. 186 ; xlii. 101 ; lii. 224 ; Iv. 38. 
Plymouth County l*robate Records, xx. 59. 
According to Davis*8 Landmarks of Plymouth, and Deane*8 History of Scituate, 
she married Captain Caleb Torrey of Scituate. The Town Clerk of Scituate doubts 
this, and writes: *• The records give this: Caleb Torrey and Mary Clap were married 
May 1, 1735." Hope Warren is not named in her father's will, and, if married, prob- 
ably died without issue before it was made. 

1901.] BichardWarren of the Mayflower. 167 

was bom at Plymouth, 14 April, 1700, and died there, 2 July, 1757. 
Like his father, Colonel Warren was an extensive land holder and 
a distinguished citizen. He was commissioned justice of the peace 
for Plymouth, 25 August, 1731 ; high sheriff of the county, 22 
June, 1733, and again 23 April, 1734 ; was many years selectman 
of Plymouth and the moderator of the town meeting, and from 1733 
he was frequently representatiye to the Greneral Court of Massachu- 
setts. His military life was equally active. In 1732 he was major, 
and in 1739 colonel, of the Plymouth County militia. During his 
service as selectman, it was voted by the town that Major James 
Warren be empowered to " procure a decent burjring cloth of broad- 
cloth not exceeding five pounds per yard '' for the use of the town. 
He executed his ym)l^* 31 May, 1757, proved 19 July of the same 
year, and named therein son James, to whom he bequeathed the 
land inherited from his father, James Warren, also his interest in 
Sylvester's town ; daughter Ann, and daughter Sarah Sever. His 
tombstone on Burial Hill, Plymouth, is in a good state of preserva- 
tion, and reads : '^ Here lies buried the Body of Coll James Warren 
Esq*^ who departed this life July the 2d 1757 in the 58th year of 
his Age." 

He was married, by Reverend James Gardner of Marshfield, 30 
January, 1723-4, to Penelope Winslow,t bom at Marshfield, 21 
December, 1704, and died at Plymouth, 25 May, 1737. Mrs. 
Warren was the daughter of Captain Isaac Winslow t by his wife, 
Sarah Hensley, the latter a descendant of Governor Thomas Prence. 

Children, recorded at Plymouth : 

30. i. James Warren,* b. 28 September, 1726 ; d. 27 or 28 November, 1808 ; 
m. Mercy Otis. 

il. Ann Warren, b. 5 July, 1728. 

111. Sarah Warren, b. 23 May, 1730; d. 16 March, 1797; m. 2 December, 
1755, her cousin William Seaver of Kingston, son of Reverend 
Nicholas Seaver by bis wife Mrs. Sarali (WaiTen) Little. He was 
born 12 October, 1729 ; graduated at Harvard College in 1745 ; d. 16 
June, 1809 ; m. 2d, Mrs. Mercy Russell. 

iv. WiNSLOW Warren, b. 23 May, 1733 : d. young. 

V. JosiAH Warren, b. 2 March, 1735-6; d. 22 April, 1736. 

16. Joseph Warren* {Joseph,* Joseph Esq,^ K%char<P), was bom at Ply- 
mouth, 17 January, 1694, and died there, about April, 1756. He 
resided at Plymouth, and had large land holdings at Wareham, 
Middleborough and Freetown. His will, made at Plymouth, 24 
June, 17<54, proved 3 May, 1756,§ named wife Alathea, eldest son 
Joseph, son William, grandson William Morton, and daughters Eliza- 
beth Nelson, Mary Shepard and Priscilla Drew. 

He married, at Plymouth, 22 August, 1722, Alathea, daughter of 
Joseph Chittenden of Scituate. 

• Plymouth County Probate Records, xiv. 298-300. 

t Mrs. Sarah Winslow of Marshfield, in her will of 5 September, 1754, named p-and- 
children James, Ann and Sarah, the children of daughter Fenelope Warren, deceased. 
Plrmouth County Probate Records, xiii. 201-3. 

J Captain Winslow, for twenty years the President of His Majesty's Council for Mas- 
aachnsetts, and a distinguished military character, was the son of Governor Josiah 
Winslow, the first native born governor of a North American Commonwealth, and the 
grandson of £dward Winslow, the Mayflower passenger, and third governor of Ply- 
month Colony. 

{ Pljmonth County Probate Records, xiv. 125-8. 
VOL. LT. 12 

168 Bichard Warren of the Majiflawer. [April, 

Children, recorded at PI jmouih : 

81. i. JosBPH Wabrbn/ b. 21 Jane, 17S4 ; d. 1771* ; m. Mercy Atwood. 

li. Elizabeth Warren, b. 28 September, 1726; d. 26 October, 1798; m. 
1744, Captain Samnel Nichols Nelson of Piymoath. 

ill. Mary Warren, b. 25 Jannary, 1729 ; m. 1st, 10 May, 1750, WUliam 
Morton ; m. 2d, before 24 Jane, 1754, Arthnr Shepard. 

It. Friscilla Warren, b. 19 April, 1788 ; d. 2 October, 1757 ; m. 4 Novem- 
ber, 1751, Lemael, son of Lemnel and Hannah (Barnes) Drew. 

82. T. William Warren, b. 18 Jnne, 1787; m. Ist, Rebecca Easdell; m. 2d, 

Elizabeth Lothrop. 

17. Deacon Nathaniel Warren^ (Oapiain Benjamin* Joseph E$q,^* 

jRichard^), was bom at Piymoath, 20 Joly, 1706, and there resided 
until his death, which occurred about May, 1767. He was a deaoon 
of the Piymoath church and a man of repute in the community. 
The administration of his estate was granted to Seth Harlow, 1 
June, 1767. The first division of his lands took place 7 July, 1772,1- 
and the last, 27 Augnst, 1794.| Mrs. Warren, the widow, was living 
at the former, and called ^^ deceased " at the latter. 

He married at Plymouth, 23 May, 1734, his coasin Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Ephraim and Susanna Morton, bom at Plymouth in 1718. 

Children, recorded at Plymouth : 

1. Hannah Warren,* b. 27 January, 1735-6; d. 28 March, 1736. 

il. Warren, b. 6 September, 1737 ; d. 12 September, 1737. 

ill. Nathanirl Warrbn, b. 2 May, 1740; d. 4 September, 1740. 

iv. Sarah Warren, b. 8 January, 1742; d. 28 February, 1821; m. 8 
March, 1763, Seth Harlow of Piymoath, who died 30 Juoe, 1802, in 
sixty-fifth year of his age. 

V. Hannah Warren, b. 14 March, 1744; m. 20 March, 176G, Philip 
Leonard of Middleborcugh. 

vi. Susanna Warren, b. 8 June, 1746; m. 9 April, 1767, Ezra Harlow, 
b. 28 August, 1741; d. April, 182G; son of John Harlow of Ply- 
mouth by his wife Mary Rider. 

vii. John Warren, b. 18 November, 1748 ; d. 30 August, 1740. 

viii. Abigail Warren, b. 25 May, 1753 ; living, unmarried, 27 August, 

ix. Ruth Warren, b. 30 August, 1749 ; m. Thomas Morton of Green- 
wich, England. 

18. Benjamin Warren* (Captain Benjamin,* Joseph Esq.^^ Richard}), was 

bom at Plymouth, 10 April, 1709, and there resided until his 
death in 1740. The administration of his estate was granted to his 
widow Rebecca, 26 April, 1740.§ He married, at Plymouth, 14 
December, 1738, Rebecca,! daughter of Isaac Doty by hb wife 

• The Plymouth Records have opposite his name ; " died the same day." There is, 
however, no other date of birth jgiven to the Joseph who was the eldest son and ex- 
ecutor of the father's will in 1754. It is, of course, possible for him to have been bom 
between the dates given to the other children. 

t Plymouth County Probate Kccords, xxi. 164; xviii. 44. 

X Agreement, dated 27 Au^st, 1794, between Abigail Warren, spinster, Ezra Harlow, 
mariner, and Susanna his wife, Thomas Morton, Jr., and Ruth his wife, Seth Harlow 
and Sarah his wife, and Philip Leonard of Middlcborough and Hannah his wife, which 
said Abigail, Susanna, Sarah, Ruth and Hannah are children of Deacon Nathaniel 
Warren and Sarah his wife, both late of Plymouth, deceased, to divide the dower set 
Apart to their mother. Plymouth Ck>unty Probate Records, Ixxviii. 44. 

6 Plymouth County Probate Files, No. 21859. 

II In 1749, Rebecca Warren, widow, joined in a deed with Isaac Doten, mariner, 
Lemuel Bartlett and Mary his wife, Jonn Studley and Elizabeth his wife of Hanover, 
John Palmer, Jr., and Jane his wife of Scitnate, and Jabez Doten of New York city, 
to dispose of propertv that came to them from the estate of their mndfather, Elder 
Thomas Faunce of Plymouth ; the property lying and being at MidoleboroaglL, 

1901.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower. 169 

Martha Fannoe, bom at Plymouth, 10 March, 1710, and died there, 
25 January, 1766. Mrs. Warren married, as second wife, 1 June, 
1756, Dayid Turner of Plymouth. The inscription on her tomb- 
stone on Burial Hill reads : '^ Here lies buried ye body of that vir- 
tuous woman Mrs. Rebecca Turner, wife of Mr. David Turner, who 
died January ye 25, 1766 Aged 54 years 10 Months." 
3S. L Benjamik Warren,* b. 13 March, 1739-40; m. 1st, Jane Startevant; 

2d, Mrs. Lois Harlow Bartlett Doten ; 8d, Mrs. Patience Holmes 

Dimon; 4th, Mrs. Phoebe (Pearsons) Doten. 

19. Samuel Warkbn* (Samuelj* Bichard,* Nathaniel,^ RichardP)^ was bom 

at Middleborough, 9 August, 1707, and for many years was a resi- 
dent of that town, indeed probably died there. His land transac- 
tions were numerous, and the last of record is the conveyance of 26 
April, 1769, in which his wife Rebecca joins, to his son Jabez, of 
the whole of his homestead farm in Middleborough. The deed re- 
cites that in consideration of such conveyance, the son Jabez gave a 
bond for the support of his father and mother.* Mr. Warren was 
a member of the First Church of Middleborough, having been ad- 
mitted by baptism, with his parents, 6 July, 1729. It is quite pos- 
sible that he had other children than those below named. 

He married at Middleborough, 13 June, 1734, Rebecca Durham, 
probably daughter of Eleazar and Miriam Durham. 

Children : 

i. Bbtty Warren,* bapt. 4 April, 1741; m. 18 January, 1763, James 
14. U. Jabez Warrek, m. 17 January, 1767, Zllpah, daughter of Nathaniel 
Hooper of Brldgewater. By conveyance of 6 June, 1770, In which 
his wife joined, he disposed of his farm at Middleborough,! and 
shortly afterward removed to Oakham, Worcester County, where, 
under date of 19 May, 1773, he sold a portion of lands acquired in 
Oakham. His wife Zilpah was also a party to the latter transac- 

35. ill. Samuel Warren, m. 30 October, 1770, Bethia Snow. 

20. Cornelius Warren* {Samuel,^ Bichard,^ Nathaniel^^ Richard^), was 

born at Middleborough, 12 June, 1709, and died there about 1750. 
He was probably a mariner. On 1 June, 1739, his father conveyed 
unto him land at Middleborough. He married at Plymouth, 18 
January, 1732, Mercy, daughter of Nathan Ward by his wife Eliza- 
beth Pope. She married 2d, 15 April, 1752, James Howard of 
Plymouth, and was again a widow, 20 October, 1770, when she 
joined with her son Joseph Warren in a deed of that date. 
Children : 

36. i. Joseph Warren,' m. 3 August, 1756, Mary Perkins of Brldgewater. 

Both he and his wife received letters of dismissal from the Middle- 
borough church to the church at Ashfleld, Berkshire, now Frank- 
lin County, 4 August, 1771. He was a revolutionary soldier. 

ii. Slranor Warren, bapt. 1 August, 1736; m. 5 August, 1756, Nathan- 
iel Billington ; dismissed from the church of Middleborough to the 
Ashfleld church, in 1789. 

Hi. Benjamin Warren, bapt. 9 December, 1738. 

It. Cornkuus Warren, m. 1 March, 1770, Patience Hoar. 

• Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, v. 118. 
f Plymouth County Keeistry of Deeds, vi. 94, 
t WorceaUr Registry of Deeds, xxi. 102-3. 

170 Mansfield Bevolutionary Records. [April, 

21. Jakes Warren' {Samud,^ Richard^* Naihaniely^ Richard}) ^ was born 
at Middleborough, 24 February, 1710-11, and lor 8ome years was 
a resident of that town and a member of its First Church, as was 
also his wife. He removed to Freetown, Massachusetts, and later 
to Westport, where, under date of 4 December, 1788, he conveyed 
to his sons Cornelius and Gramaliel, of Tiverton, certain lands in 
Tiverton.* He died at what is now Fall River, in 1790. Mr. 
Theodore Warrenf of Warren, Rhode Island, found the grave, re- 
moved the remains to his family lot in the North Main Street Ceme- 
tery, and placed a stone thereon with the following inscription : — 
'' In memory of | James Warren, | of the fifth generation from | 
Richard Warren of the Mayflower. | He was bom in Middleboro, 
Mass., in | 1710, settled in Tiverton, now Fall | River, and died 
there about 1790, | was buried on his farm and | removed from 
thence by his great-grandson, | Theodore Warren, | who erected 
this stone to his memory." 

He married at Freetown, 4 September, 1735, Mary Terry, who 
is said to have died at Nine Partners, New York. 

Children : 

i. Samuel Warren,* b. at Freetown, 29 September* 1737; m. at Free- 
towD, 23 March, 1763, Elizabeth Parker. 

ii. Mary Warjrrk, b. 6 September, 1739 ; m. at Tiverton, 26 November, 
1758, Smith Bo wen. 

iii. Cornelius Warren, b. 29 July, 1741 ; m. at Freetown, 30 December, 
1762, Mary Terry. He was presumably the one of that name who 
was comrnissioned, 26 April, 1776, First Lieutenant of 15th Com- 
pany, 2d Bristol County Regiment. 

iv. Gamaliel AVarren, bapt. at Middleborough, 8 January, 1744 \ removed 
to Tiverton, R. I., now a part of Fall River, Mass.,^ where he died, 
10 March, 1807. He m., circa 1765, Ruth Jenks, who d. at Tiverton, 
26 August, 1835, in her eighty-ninth year. 

Y. James Warren, b. at Freetown, 13 November, 1745; m. 16 April, 
1778, Anne Tinkham of Middleborough. 


From a Record Book} presented to the Society by William F. Botd, Esq. 
Transcribed by Fkancis Everett Blake, Esq. 

On front cover. On back caver. 

A record Lieu* Elijah Hodges 

Book of the Thomas Skinner 

Turns don in the Benj Sweet 

war By the Soldiers Joseph Titus 

of the west Militia Timothy Skinner Jr 
Company in 

•Bristol County Deeds, Ixvii. 382. ^ ^ .^ ^ 

tMr. Warren published in 1896 a "Tract" relating to his branch of the Warren 

1 An advertisement in the Newport Mercury of 24 June, 1776, thus locates his home- 
stead : "To be sold. By Gamaliel Warren. At the North-end of Tiverton, a mile 
and a half to the Eastward of Fall River, on the road that leads from Fall River to 
Dartmouth. About 30 acres of land, with a ffood dwelling house about 4 or 5 vears 
old, with 4 good fire rooms in it. Whoever nas a mind to purchase said land and 
house may apply to said Warren on the premises or to the printer hereof.*' 

\ The name of the recorder does not appear. 

1901.] Mansfield Revolutionary Records. 171 

The Names of the men that Enlisted in the Seiric of the united States 
under Cap^ moses Ejiap are as fo^loeth yiz : April 1775 

Benj» Bates Benj» Hall Nath" Thayer 

John white Amos white Sam^ Turner 

John white 2d Isaac white 2d Benj^ Tiffany 

abial white Samuel Day Seth Tiffany 

Eliab white James Skinner 2d David grover 

Dayid white Elisha Skinner Joseph Greyer 

Ebenezer white Israil Newland 2d Abial Brintnall 

Elijah Williams Sam^ Knap 

Elisha Thayer John Thayer 2d 

Dismist Jan^ the 1-2* 1776 

the Names of the men that Enlisted under Lieut Ebenezer Brintnall 
Dec. 10, 1776 are as folloeth Viz : 

abial lane Joseph Lane David Harden 

Benj^ Baley Ebenezer Lane James Hunt 

George Brintnall Levi Grover Benj* Grover 

John Williams Thomas Grover Benj* Skinner 2d 

Zebulon Hodges John Harden Joseph Titus 

Dismist march y« 1, 1776 

the Names of the men that Enlisted with Lieu^ Benj^ Bates feb' 4, 1776 
are as folloeth Viz 

abial Lane Thomas Grover Benj* witherel 

Sam^ Day william Tiffany John Bates 

Zeb Hodges John white y® 4th Benj* Baley 

Benj* Grover Stephen Pond 2d Ebenezer Lane 

Gideon Grover Gideon Pond 

Dismist April y« 1th, 1776 

the Names of the men that were in the yearly Servis Viz 

Sam" Turner David Grover John grover 

Nath" Thayer Isaac Grover william Tiffany 2d 

James Skinner James witheral Seth Tiffany 

Israil Newland John white 3d 

Joseph Grover abial white 

in 1776 august 1*^ I went to New york <& I Hired Thomas Danforth & 
gave him 18 DoUers for half a turn 

the mens Names that inlisted or did turns in the New york Expedetion 
July 1776 are as folloeth Viz 
Solomon Skinner 3d 1 turn 

Abijah Baley & Seth Shepard 1 turn By Daniel Prat 
Elijah Hodges 2d one turn 
william Hodges one turn 

Reuben Titus & Elijah Bates one torn By John Skinner 
Gideon Grover Levi grover one turn By gideon grover 

173 Mnnujleld Revoluiionwry Beeards. [Aprils 

John williamg A Leyet Bates one torn Bj Benj* Batei 

David Harden one turn By Jacob Tiffany 

Thomas Skumer A Thomas Skinner 2d one tun By Beal Caswell 

Comfort Day A John Knap one turn By Comfort Di^ 

Elijah Dean Ebenezer Lane one torn By Elijah Dean 

John Bates half a turn 

Lieot Skinner A Daniel Skinner half a torn By John Bates 

Kathl Biintnall half tarn By Sokmum Prat 

Ephraim grorer A Benj* tiffany 2d one torn by Benj* tiffany 2d 

Jacob Hanlen A Job Brintnall one torn By Jacob Harden 

Benj* Baley & Benj^ grover one turn by Benj^ grover 

San? Brintnall half torn 

Disnust Dec' j* 1«» 177G 

the men that did turns in or att Dorchester august : 2 : 1776 Via 
Sergent John white half turn 

Jacob Briggs A Jacob Skinner one turn by Eleazer Fisher 
Benjamin Sweet half a turn 

Dismist Deer the l"": 177G 

the men that did turns in the Canada Senris august 12 : 1776 Via 

Cap* Hodges 

Lieut Jacob white . -d t> •» ou« ajx 

Lient Ebz' Brint' p"« *"™ ^^ ^"^ S"^"®' ^d 

Benj* Skinner 2d 

John Frizel one turn 

Dismist Dec" 1 : 1776 

the mens Names that did turns in the Militia draft for two months in the 
New york department viz 
Lieu* Brintnal 

Ens abial lane <& Jo' Utus one turn By abial Lane 
Jacob Skinner & Benj^ Sweet one turn By John Thayer 
Job Brintnall one turn 
Job Hodges 2d one turn 
John Harden one turn 
Seth Sheepard one turn 
Stephen Pond one turn By Sam thayer 

the men that ingaged to do turns in the Rhode island Seryis Dec' 8 : 
1776 Viz 

Thomas Skinner one turn 

abial Lane Seth groTcr ] 

Ebenezer Lane Amos white [ these did half a turn each 

Levi Groyer John williams > & this was a three 

Reubin titus Thomas groyer I month turn 

Benj^ witherel Sam^ Knap J 


Mansfield Revolutionary Records. 


April 17 1777 
the mens Names that ingaged to do two months Seryis in the Rhode 
island department are as foUoeth Viz 

Sergent John white Beni^ Skinner 2d 

Zeb Hodges 
Jesse grover 
£benezer Richardson 2d 
Isaac white 2d 
Joseph titiis 

the above were all Dismised in twelve days except five Viz (No names 

Sam* white 3d 
abial white for Sam" Kn^ 
John white for John Bates 
John thayer 2d for Sol. Skinner 

may 26^ 1777 then Ebz' Lane Paid ten Dollers to Be apropriated in 
Hiring Soldiers for the Gontinantal army. 

may 21^ 1777 Solomon Skinner 2d Paid whith what he Paid to John 
thayer 2d for his going into the Rhode isknd department april 17-1777 
the Sum of five Pounds - 5-0-0 

Sep* 27"> 1778 then Serg* Benj» Tiffany and Eliab white Engaged to 
Serve three months in the Boston Draft two months for them Selfs and one 
month Each hired & took ten Pounds Each & I Paid them 20-0-0 

Hear folloeth the ac* of the money Paid By a No** of men on may ye 
15^ 1777 for Hiring men to Compleat the quota of the Gontinantal Draft 
which are as folloeth Viz 


Mr Sol" Bates 5- 0-0 

mr David Harden 5- 0-0 

Lieut Eli Hodge» 5- 0-0 

mr Ep** grover 6- 0-0 

mr Tho« Baley 5- 0-0 

mr Jams Skinner 2-10-0 

mr Seth Lane 2-10-0 

Sept 1"* 1777 hear folloeth the mens 
them that they Subscribed to Compleat 

the Reverand mr Roland 

Green 3-0-0 

Gap' Job Hodges 5-0-0 

Lieu' Elij* Hodges 5-0-0 

Lieut Jacob white 3-0-0 

mr Thomas Skinner 5-0-0 
Ephraim Grover 5-0-0 

Zephaniah Hodges 6-0-0 

Jacob Skinner 5-0-0 

Elijah Bates 3-0-0 

Amos white 3-0-0 

John Williams 8-0-0 

John white 2d 3-0-0 

mr David Harden 5-0-0 

David Harden Ju' 8-0-0 

mr Phinehas grover 
Gap' Job Ho^es 
Lieu' Jacob white 
Ensi" Tlio' grover 
mr Jona*** white 




Names with the Sum Set against 
the quota of the Gontinantal army 


mr Phinehas Grover 3-0-0 

John Bates 3-0-0 

Nath* Brintnall 3-0-0 

Benj* Grover 3-0-0 

Levet Bates 3-0-0 

Benj* Baley 8-0-0 

mr William Tiffany 3-0-0 

Benj» Tiffany 3-0-0 

Abial Grover 8-0-0 

Lieut David Skinner 5-0-0 

mr Sam* Pratt 3-0-0 

mr Jonathan Hunt 8-0-0 

Ensi" Tho« grover 3-0-0 

mr Elijah Dean 5-0-0 


Mansfield Revolutionary Records. 


the men that did one months torn in ihe Rhode isluid draft Julj 19^ 
1777 are as folloeth Viz 

Nath' Brintnal By Eb forrist 
W" Leonard By Tho« grover 2d 
Jacob Briggs By Abial white 
Benj^ witherel oj Jacob tiffany 

those drafted Jan' 1^ 1778 
Lieut Eb' Brintnal 
Seth Tiffany 
Beni» Tiffany jr 
Sam^ Baley 

Oc* 18"» 1777 


Job Hodges 2d 6- 0-0 

BeDJ* Tiffany 1- 4-0 

mr Solomon Bates 5- 0-0 

Jacob Briggs 3-12-0 

Do' Benj» Skinner 2-10-0 

Seth Lane 2- 2-8 

Benj witherel 0-17-0 

Nath' Brintnal 2-10-0 

Reubin Titus 3- 0-0 

Ebz' Lane 2- 0-0 

Jo* Spur 0-12-0 

Eph"» grover 1- 4-0 

Jona Lane By Sam" Tomer 
Benf Tiffany 2d 
Isaac Skinner 
Ebeoezer Richardson 2d 

Elijah Hodges By Zeb bodges 
William Ho^;e8 
John Bate 
Joseph Spur 

Dismist April 1 1778 

Sol Skinner 2d 
Tho* Skinner 
Eph" grover 2d 
Sam Knap 
Elijah Bates 
Seth Shepard 
Daniel Skin' 
jy Skinner 
Benj Baley 
abial grover 
Benj Sweet 
Abijah Baley 

1- 4-0 
3- 0-0 
3- 0-0 
1- 0-0 
1- 0-0 
5- 0-0 
5- 0-0 

The mens Names that were Drafted to do one months turn in the Secret 

Expedition Sep* 25-1777 
Lieut John Frizel 
Nath" Hodges 
Stephen Pond 

for Levi grover 
Zeb Hodges 
Benj* Skinner 2d 

are as folloeth Viz 
Thos Skinner 2d 
Jesse grover 
John Harden 
Elisba Thayer 
Joseph Titus 
Sam" white 2d 

Jona"* Lane 
Isaac Skinner 
Comfert Day 
William Leonard 

may ^^8 1778 the men that were drafted and Paid ten Pounds each 
Jacob Briggs Engaged 2^months turn 
Comfert Day 
Seth Lane 
Leavet Bate 
Zephaniah Hodges | 
Jesse grover J 

Jacob Harden [a word not legible] 
Leavet Bates took Back his money & Engaged to do 2 months. 

>■ Every ten Pound hired two months tower of these 

the men that turned oute for 21 days JuneU8 : 1778 

Lieut Skinner Thomas grover Jr Amasa grover 

David Harden Jr Benjamin Skinner Jr 

Benj* grover 

Isaac Skinner 

1901.] Mansfield Revolutionary Records. 175 

Jane 26«» 1778 

then Lieut 

mr Benj* Sweet 


£lijah Hodges Paid 

Joseph Titus Paid 


the Sam of 


Tim Skinner 2d 

mr Tho* Skinner 


July 29 1778 
Stephen Pond and Levi grover detached for Six weaks each in the Rhode 
island Sands. 

July 28 1778 
Nathau williams Engaged to Serve three months in the water town draft 
2 months for him Self and was hired three month for which he took fifteen 

July 22 1778 

Cap* Job Hodges Paid 3-0-0 Sam" Pratt 3-0-0 

Jacob Skinner 5-8-0 mr David Harden 6-0-0 

the mens names that was drafted to Serve fifteen days in the Rhode 
island Servis July 26 - 1778 are as folloeth Viz 

Elijah Hodges Jr Thomas grover Jr asa wellman 

Jolm white Jr for Ebzr Lane obadiah Brintnall 

Benj* Tiffany Jr Solo° Skinner 3d for Job Brintnall 

abial white Sam Baley 

august*^ 16 1778 

John harden for 21 days hired Tho* grover jr 

mr James Skinner paid for his Sun Isaac 4-1 6-0 

David Harden Jr paid 10- 0-0 

Baley austen paid ' 10- 0-0 

Nath" Hodges 10- 0-0 

Nath" Brintnal 10- 0-0 

Le^ ''^w"^^ I took £10 Each and went into the above Campaign 

august 20 : 1778 men Detached for the Rod island Ezpedt and paid their 

John Williams pd 10-0 L* Jacob White 10 

Se'' Epheram Grover 10-0 Benj* Sweet 10 

Ruben Titus 10-0 Seth Shepard 10 

Samuel Knap 10-0 Jacob Skinner 10 

Joses Hill 10 

march 1779 Jesse grover *> 

Benj* Skinner Jr Levi grover > for Six weaks 

Robert Skinner Sam Baley ) 

176 MarriageM by Samuel MM. [Aprfl, 

August 24: 1778 the men that ingaed in the Bhod island Servist and 
tuck money 

mr John White 10 Abijah Baley 10 

mr David Grover 10 Benja" Tiffany 10 

Jesse Grover 20 Benj* Baley 10 

EliabWhit 10 abial white 10 

the moifey that I gathered By Drafting may 15'*' 1777 is 49-6-0 

the money that I gathered By drafting august 23-1777 is 103 

oc^ 18 1777 

money Collected By Subscribtions to compleat the Continantal 

army is 31-1-8 

may 1777 

the money that I gave for Soldiers for the Continantal army is 
to one 11-0-0 

ditto 9-0-0 

ditto 2-0-0 

Paid to Lieu* Bates for his going to hire men 2- 6-0 
Paid James witherel 20- 0-0 

Paid to w" Leonard 0-18-0 

Sep' 1777 

Paid to Elijah Dean for his Expence and wages to 

hire men 13-3-8 

Paid to the 4 men that he hired 120 

Paid to the man that I hired No' 6 - 1777 31-0-0 


Communicated bj Frank Palmer, Esq., of Norwich, Conn. 

Samuel Mott, from whose private papers the following list is 
copied, was the son of Samuel Mott, of Charlestown, R. I., who 
settled in Preston, Conn., in 1747. He was a Colonel, from Pres- 
ton, Conn., in the Revolutionary War, and afterwards became a 
General in the Connecticut militia. It is upon the eminence which 
formed the site of his mansion that the Soldiers' Monument and the 
Preston Public Library have been recently erected — gifts of 
Charles H. Brown, Esq., and Hon. Lucius Brown, to their native 

1901.] Marriages by Samuel Mott. 177 

Immediately preceding and following the marriage records here 
given, several pages have been cut from the book, and the tradition 
is that they contained further records which were sent to Washing- 
ton, D. C, in the establishing of pension claims. General Mott 
died in Preston, 16 May, 1813, aged 78 years. 



Preston, 12 Dec. Sam^ Hill & Esther Killam, both of Preston. 


Preston, 1 Apr. Peter Bowdish Jun'. of Preston & Jane Baily of Volun- 

Preston, 5 Apr. Christopher Reynolds & Susannah Park, both of 

Preston, 29 May, Elijah Witter & Elisabeth Story, both of Preston. 

Preston, 10 July, Thomas Park & Elisabeth Back, both of Preston. 

Stonington, 25 Oct. Cornelius Waldo & Sibbil Button, both of Ston- 

Freston, 1 Nov. Nathan Tyler of Groton & Miriam Ames of Preston. 

Preston, 8 Nov. Oliver Crary Esq. of Westerly, R. I., & Eunice Brew- 
ster of Preston. 

Preston, — Dec. Tully & Phillis, Negro Slaves belonging to Robart 
Park of Groton. 


Preston, 7 Jan'y, James Morgan of Groton & Deborah Killam of Preston. 

Preston, 10 May, Joseph Aylsworth & Freelove Coye, both of Preston. 

Stonington, 22 Aug. David Kinne 2d of Preston & Jerusha Park of 

Preston, 10 Oct. John Killam of Preston & Sarah Rockwell late of 

Preston, 16 Oct David Gates of Groton & Anne Underwood of Preston 


Preston, 4 Nov. Elisha Meech & Desire Satterle, both of Preston. 

Preston, 5 Nov. Ens" Benjamin Morgan & Sarah Park, both of Preston. 

Preston, 19 Nov. Thomas Farlan of Preston & Amie Meech of Ston- 


Stonington, 28 Jan'y, James Morgan & Sarah Smith, both of Stonington. 

Preston, 31 Jan'y Andrew Frink of Stonington and Mary Hilliard of 

Groton, 3 Feb'y, Zebedee Tyler & Experience Lamb, both of Stonington. 

Preston, 11 Feb'y, Thomas Geer & Meribah Killam, both of Preston. 

Preston, 4 Oct John Harkness & Judah Herrick, both of Preston. 

Preston, 24 Nov. Thomas Thompson of Stonington, & Lucy Killam of 

Preston, 24 Mch. Amos Park & Phebe Famam, both of Preston. 
Preston, 1 Sept. James McDaniel a << resident " of Preston & Ruth But- 
ton of do. 

178 Marrictges by Samuel MotL [April, 

Preston, 4 Jan' j, John Stringer " residing " in Preston & Temperance 
Thomas of do. 

Preston, 7 Dec. Daniel Terrington & Susannah Tracy, both of Preston. 

Preston, 11 Mch. Thomas Lambart of Stonington & Elisabeth Ames of 
Preston, 29 Mob. Phenix Carpenter Ellis & Locj Frink, both of Preston. 

Preston, 20 Mob. Benjamin Fuller & PoUj Bates, both of Norwich. 

Preston, 30 Dec. Nathaniel Hall Ju° of Stonington & Experience Brown 
of Preston. 

Preston, 1 1 Dec. Nathan Rex & Esther Brown, both of Preston. 

Preston, 8 Jan'y, Avery Downer & Abigail Mott, both of Preston. 
Preston, 19 Nov. Elisha Hatch & Molley Rex, both of Preston. 


Preston, 14 Jan'y, Amos Barton & Mary Plammer„both of Preston. 

Stonington, 1 Apr. Joseph Tyler, Ju' of Preston & Lacy Kimball of 

Preston, 20 Dec. Ichabod Ecclestone Ja' of Stonington & Rath Greer 
of Preston. 

Stonington, 27 Dec. Mr. Amos Brown Ju** of Preston & Miss Martha 
Starkweather of Stonington. 


Preston, 21 Feb*y, Joel Winchester of Norwich & Peggy Larabe of 

Preston, 23 Mch. Adin Brumbly & Thirza Rix, both of Preston. 

Preston, 12 Oct. WilUam Robinson & Margaret Downer, both of Preston. 

Preston, 27 Nov. Asa Lewis of Exeter, R. L, & Rebecca Brumbly of 

Preston, 7 Dec. Chester Smith of Stonington & Salle (or Sarah) Brew- 
ster of Preston. 

Preston, 13 Sept. Manchester Holly & Syntha Barton, both of Preston. 

Preston, 21 Jan'y, Avery Starkweather of Stonington & Sarah Meech 
of Preston. 

Preston, 1 Apr. William Halsey of Preston & Thankfull Cooper of 
Updikes-Newtown, R. I. 

Preston, 10 June, Nathan Hazen of Worthington, Mass., & Phebe 
Starkweather of Preston. 

Preston, 2 Aug. Thomas Baxter Gray of Groton & Eeturah Stanton of 

1901.] MarrioffeM by Stgmmd Jfeff. 179 


Preston, 16 Feb>, Em Benjimin Jw A Lkt Bhynu bock of PresUM. 


y 18 Apr. Moses Tnrr Jo' 4s, Reiwcca Moo. 

Preston, 30 Aug. Elijah Benjunin 4l IXebonh Xewton, bock of Preooft. 


Preston, 9 Apr. Esm Newtoo 4s. Psnr Gruiu bock of PresioQ. 


Preston, 1 FebV, Cap*. Crprimn Cook 4s: Mk§ Hjuonsk Pride. 

Preston, 24 Feb' j, Cmp^. Xsskan Ajer 4s M». ILtftka Clark, bock of 


Preston, 15 Jane, Updike Pullman ^residin^** in Preston & Ratk 
BockweU of do. 

Preston, 19 Oct. Albigenoe Waldo Darrow & Agnes Lawlor, bock of 

Preston, 9 Not. Nathaniel Toong of N(nwich 4l Parthena Grinnel of 

Preston, 4 Dec Gflbert Button & Ljdia Witter, bock of Preston. 

Preston, 15 Dec Cap^ Moses Benjamin of Norwich & Miss Jerasha 
Avery of Preston. 


Preston, 24 Feb'y, OliTer Crarr Ju'. * Desire Ajer, both of Preston. 

Preston, 14 Mch. Oliver Crary Esq', of Preston 4l Mary Grallop of 

Preston, 13 June, Elihn Hakes of Stonington & Anna Greer of Preston. 

Preston, 20 June, Perry M. Haskel of N. Y. City & Polly Jones of 


Preston, 21 Feb'y, John Gavit & Lucinda Roath, both of Preston. 

Stonington, 24 Feb'y, Sylvester Gardner of Bozrah & Rebecca Kimball 
of Stonington. 

Preston, 2 Oct Prince Park & Miriam Morgan, negroes, ^^with the 
consent of the wife of M'. John Morgan." 

Preston, 20 Nov. Phinehas Olin & Zipporah Pride, both of Preston. 


Preston, 26 Feb'y, Benjamin Haskell & Lucinda Brown, both of Preston. 

Preston, 9 Sept. Cap'. Moses Benjamin of Norwich & Miss Synthia 
Billings of Preston. 


Preston, 1 6 June, Duncan McCollum of Saybrook & Hannah Peters 
of Preston. 

Preston, 3 Nov. William Clark " a native " of Hopkinton, R. I., & Anne 
Stanton of Preston. 


Preston, 5 Jan'y, John Green Ju"^. of Voluntown & Polly Downing of 

Preston, 27 Apr. Reuben Cook & Welthy Huntly, both of Preston. 

Preston, 16 Nov. Elias Swan & Sophia Brewster, both of Preston. 

Preston, 20 Nov. John B. Lewis of Voluntown & Terrissa Ilervy of 

Preston, 27 Nov. Francis Saunders & Betsy Standish, both of Preston. 

180 John Whitehead of New Haven. [April, 

Preston, 22 Nov. Darius Hasen of Norwich & ^BeUj or Elizabeth" 
Ckx>k of Preston. 

Preston, 31 Jan'j, Eber Bael of Fairfield, N. Y., (Herkimer Co.) & 
Fanny Safford of Preston. 

Preston, 17 Apr. Silas Nichols & Fanny Jones, both of Preston. 
Preston, 80 June, Greorge Hanry & Falley Boath, both of Preston. 
Preston, 12 Dec Jabez Story & Elisabeth Fowler, both of Preston. 

, . Jesse Cook (an Indian) & Salle Babcock (« so Called ") . 

Preston, 10 Oct Elijah Fitch of Burlmgton, N. Y., (Otsego Co.) & Maiy 
Coming of Preston. 


By James Shepakd, Esq., of New Britain, Conn. 

John Whitehead, with his brother Thomas, was bronght to this country 
when a mere child, by Francis Hall of New Haven, at the request of Dea. 
Greorge Alcocke of Roxbury, Mass., who was uncle to the Whitehead boys. 
According to the ** Halls of New England," by Rev. David B. Hall, Francis 
Hall and his brother William came from Milford, County of Surrey, Eng- 
land, in the ship with Rev. Henry AVliit^field and his party of emigrants 
from Kent and Surrey, who settled at Guilford, Conn. They arrived in 
New Haven in time for Francis Hall to attend the meeting in Mr. New- 
man's barn, June 4, 1639, where said Hall signed the fundamental agreement 

The first record found of the Whitehead boys is on page 60, of Hoadly'g 
New Haven Colony Records, Vol. 1, when at a court held Dec 1, 1641, 
'* Itt is ordered that Goodm Hall shall have liberty to dispose of the chil- 
dren wch. he brought ovr. till tlie court have light to dispose otherwise of 
them, provided thatt they be well looked vnto and well vsed. And Goodrng 
Hitchcock who is to have one of them is to pay to the Treasurer what is due 
for the boy and Groodm. Hall is to be payd out of itt whatt is due to hinu" 

That this order relates to the AVTiitehead boys is shown by the next 
reference to them, on Feb. 1, 1647, on page 365 of the same book, as fol- 
lows: **John Thompson attumey for Thomas Allcote in the Baye re- 
quirreth youthes of Francis Halle w*^** he brought from England long since, 
that is to saye John Whitehead & Thomas Whitehead, and saith he hath 
order to send them to the said Thomas Allcote whoe is ther vnkell. 

" Francis Halle saith at the desire of their vnkell, Mr. Allcote of Rox- 
berey, siuce deceased, hee brought these youthes ouer, and was at great 
charges with them for their passage and other occasions, w^ he saith Mr. 
Allcote promised to paye to his satisfaction when he came heare, but when 
he came ther vnkell was deade, and knew not of whom to seeke his money, 
iff the boyes had dyed he should have lost it, for ought he knows, for he 
knew of no other vnkell they had, but he was blamed that he had not used 
that meanes to finde oute ther vnkell or send to ther mother as he might 

1901.] Jokm Wiiiekead o/Xew Bnem. 181 

hare done, (thoogfae he sudi lie halh tent,) hat he acquainted the oonrta 
then w"* it, and w''* ther approbatioo one c^ them was disposed to '^•**'^f 
Hitchcoke, the other he kept himselfe till thej might hare fnnher light to 
dispose of them. 

*' The court being dissieroas that the diilldren might hane no wronge, and 
also that the ptjes w^ hare favonght them Tp heitherto, (seeing thejr were 
small,) might be justly satisf jed, did seriooslj consider and weigfae the 
charges and hazards die sereral ptjes had bine at w^ them, as also the ad- 
vantages the bojes mi^t be vnto than. And after a large debate conoem- 
ing those acoonntB, in the Issue agreed, that Thomas Mliithead w^ was 
with Mathias Hitchcocke, be at the end of 5 jeares and eight moneths fnMn 
the time he had hime, sett free, at w^ time the said >fathias put the said 
Thomas to Daride Atwatto- for 4 rears and 4 monethes, thoughe he had 
no right so to do, but now the said Thomas declaring himselfe willing to 
abide with his master David Atwatter, till he maje heare from lus vnkell, 
so he maje have just satis f acti o n for the time to oome, so longe as he stajeth 
with hime. Thev bothe agreed before the courte, that he should have 3£ 
a jeare, meate, drinke and clothes. And concerning John Whithead, it 
is ordered that Francis Halle sett hime free from this time, and pave vnto 
him 50. S." Pope's " Pioneers of Mass.," under Thomas Alcock, says : 
'^ His sister Elizabeth Whitehead of Lemington Priors wrote him 25 (8) 
1647 concerning her sons, John and Thomas Whitehead then with Francis 
Hall of New Haven, who formerly lived in Buckintun parish where her 
uncle Darbie lived." The note book of William Aspinwall is Mr. Pope's 
authority. This letter explains how the Alcocks were uncle to the White- 
head boys, Mrs. Whitehead being Elizabeth Alcock, sister of said Alcocks, 
and also shows that she was living at Lemington Priors (now Lemington) 
in Warwickshire, Eng., in 1647. We find a Bulkingtou parish but no 
Buckintun in Warwickshire. This location for Francis Hall casts a doubt 
on the statement of his English home herein before given. The letter is 
dated the 8th month of 1647 and as under the old style Feb. would have 
been the 12th month of the same year, the appearance of Mr. Alcock's 
attorney in New Haven was evidently the result of the said letter, (xeorge 
Alcock of Roxbury, who died Dec. 30, 1 640, was a brother of Thomas 
Alcock who resided at Boston, Mass., in 1647. Francis Hall's statement 
that when he arrived here Mr. George Alcock was dead, is contradicted 
by the record, which shows that Mr. Hall was in New Haven more 
than a year and a half before George Alcock died ; but probably Mr. Hall 
was negligent, and perhaps Mr. Alcock's death was the first knowledge 
he had of hun after coming to this country. He had, no doubt, learned of 
Mr. Alcock*8 death when " he acquainted the courte " with the matter in 
1641, at which time Thomas Whitehead was given to Mr. Hitchcock, while 
John was held by Mr. Hall and probably liv^ with him until freed by the 
court in 1647. The five years and eight months when Thomas was to be 
set free had more than expired when the court order of 1647 was made, 
and although he was to stay for a time with ]VIr. Atwater he probably soon 
left him, for, on the 7th of the following March, ** David Attwater entered 
action against Mathias Hitchoocke for 10 £ wch the said Mathias Hitch- 
oocke receaved of David Atwater, for the servic of Thomas Whitehead 
for, 4 years and eight moneths wch Mathias Hitchcocke could not perform, 
he not haueing a full right to dispose of the said Thomas." (Hoadly's 
New Haven Colony Records, Vol. 1, p. 370.) What became of Thomas 
Whitehead is not known, and this is the last record so far found of him. 

182 John Whitehead of New Haven. [April, 

John Whitehead probably left Mr. Hall in 1647 and went to work for 
Mr. Jasper Crane, for, on July 4, 1648 (Hoadly, Vol. 1, page 391), we 
find that << John Whitehead servant to Mr. Crane was complained of for 
want of a pine in the locke of his pec His master saith it was no other 
defect than hath passed this 8 years and oould not be mended without a 
new stocke and the gunsmith said it was sufficient The court for this 
time passed it without a fine but agreed that it should be mended." 
Although he left Mr. Hall he appears to have received only ten of the fifty 
shillings that the court ordered Mr. Hall to pay the said John Whitehead, 
for, on Feb. 6, 1648, Mr. Crane sued Francis Hall for sundry items, one of 
which waB forty shilliogs "due Jno. Whitehead, his servant, wch was 
ordered by this court for Fran. Hall to paye " etc 

There was one Samuel Whitehead in New Haven when the first 
agreement was signed, Nov. 24, 1638, who remained in New Haven. 
'Hiere was also an Isaac Whitehead in New Haven in 1643, and a Sister 
Whitehead, when the meeting house was seated in 1646, but nothing is 
found to show any relationship between any of these Whiteheads and the 
Whitehead boys. The fact that they appear to have been utterly indiffer- 
ent, leaving said boys to the tender mercies of Francis Hall and Uie Court, 
indicates that there was no near relationship. 

John Whitehead settled in Branford, Conn., where he married Martha, 
daughter of Leslie Bradfield, March 9, 1661. (Branford Land Records.) 
According to the revised copy of the church records, John Whitehead 
and "Martha B. Whitehead" became members of the church in 1653, 
but of course her name must liave been Martha Bradfield at that time^ 
thus showing that the record has been changed since 1653. He was also 
one of the parties to the new church covenant in 1067, and in 1669 was 
nominated for freeman. On Jan. H), 1G69, the Recorders court at Bran- 
ford did ** sentence yt the said John Whitehead shall paye or cause to be 
payed unto William Iloadly the sum of 15S. for ye damiage that the said 
Jolm Wliitehead's hoges did m. AVilliam Hoadly's orcheat in eating of 
his apples." (Branford Land Records, Vol. 1, page 209.) John White- 
head deeds land to John Charles on May 18, 1678, to Samuel Frisbie on 
Jan. 19, 1GG9, and to Qnitton Stockin on Dec. 27, 1080, but the records 
do not show how nor when he obtained said lands. In 1 682 he, with oth- 
ers, made choice of their plow land in Branfonl. lie died there Ixifore 
the second Monday of June, 1695, when his widow Martha exhibited the 
inventory of the estate to the County Court at New Haven, and was 
appointed administrator on his estate, and the names and ages of the eight 
surviving children were given as follows : 

"John Whitehead, oldest, Hannah Whitehead, 31, 

^I'amuel " 23, Mercy " 27, 

Eli])halet " 21, Damaris " 25, 

Thomas " 14, Elizabeth " 18." 

The said inventory is found in Vol. 2, of the New Haven Probate 
records, page 184, and amounts to £231. 14. 00. The eldest son, John, 
died before the estate was setthid, as is shown from the following, dated the 
first Monday of March, 1707-8: 

"Administration on the estate of John Whitehead late of Branford 
deceased granted to Mehitable widow relict of the deed, xxx ordered to 
make an inventory — by reason that her said husband, being eldest son, 
and Thomas Whitehead have not reed, their portions of their father's 

1901-] John Whitehead of New Haven. 183 

estate, John Whitehead Senr. formerly of said Branford deed, xxx The 
court being certified by receipts under ye hands of Peter Tiler, Benjamin 
Howd, WUliam Luddington and Michael Pamer in right of their wives 
that they have received their full portions of the inventoried estate of their 
&ther said John Whitehead Senior, deed., and also their portion of their 
brother Eliphalet Whitehead since deceased, do order that all the residue 
of the real inventoried estate, (except the widow's dower sett off and lands 
allotted to said four daughters,) be divided by three freeholders of Bran- 
ford, a double share thereof to the heirs of John Whitehead, deed, son of 
John Whitehead Senior, and one single share to said Thomas Whitehead, 
and for as much as Samuel Whitehead son to sd. John Whitehead, Senr. 
deed, hath been absent about 8 year and not known to be living or dead, if 
he happen to return must be considered by an equal portion with the rest " 
&c. (New Haven Coimty Court Records, Vol. 2, page 342). 

The final distribution of the estate of John Whitehead, Jr., is recorded 
on page 496, Vol. 3, New Haven Probate Records, under date of Oct 29, 
1714, John Russell, Uzall Ward well and Edward Frisbie, dividers, when 
Thomas, Samuel, Elizabeth Howd, Hannah Tyler and Mercy Luddington 
are given their portions direct, the remainder being given to the legal repre- 
sentatives of John and Damaris. 

On March 16, 1707, Martha Whitehead "widdow & admm. estate of 
my late husband John Whitehead of Branford deseeased," deeds to her 
•* three sons-in-law, Peter Tyler Senr. of Branford, William Luddington 
of East Haven, and Benjamin Howd of Branford," two thirds of the 
homestead, signing the deed by her mark, M. W. (Branford Land Records, 
VoL 2, p. 203.) On March 1, 1707-8, she deeds land to her son-in-law 
Micah Pamer " for part of his wife's portion." (Vol. 3, p. 34.) On Jan. 
3, 1708, "John and Thomas Whitehead, Peter Tyler, Senr., in the right 
of Hannah his wife, Micah Pamer in right of Damaris his wife, and Ben- 
jamin Howd in right of Elizabeth his wife, all of Branford, and William 
Laddington of New Haven in right of Mary his wife, in consideration of 
our near Love, Good will and Dutifull affection to our Dear Mother 
Martha Whitehead," deed her their right in the house &c (Vol. 3, p. 78). 
This deed, in connection with the Court order before noted, shows that 
Jokn Whitehead, Jr., was living on Jan. 3, 1707-8, and died before March 
7 of the same year. 

On JVIay 21, 1709, Martha Whitehead deeds land to Hannah Tyler, in 
" Consideration of the great care and relief which I have had from my 
Daughter Hannah In my long weak desolate condition " (Vol. 3, p. 100) ; 
and on Dec. 4, 1711, she deeds land to her son Thomas. Several other 
deeds appear of record from Martha Whitehead. 

The names of the children appear both in the land and Church records 
of Branford, the date of the baptism, with one exception, being the same 
as the date of the birth. 

Children of John Whitehead, Sen. : 

i. Mary, b. May 6, 1G62. Not included in the names of children ap- 
pended to the inventory of her father's estate in 1695. 

ii. Hannah, b. March 10, 1664; m. Peter Tyler, Senr., of Branford, 
Conn., Dec. 25, 1688, as second wife. Said Tyler m. Ist, Deborah Swain, 
Nov. 20, 1671. 

iii. John, b. Feb. 20, 1665-6; m. Mehitable, dau. of Stephen and 
VOL. LV. 13 

184 Viall Family Record. [April, 

Ibbitha (Wilkmson) Bishop, Aug. 9, 1704. He died before the first 
Monday in March, 1707-8, when his estate was probated at New Haven. 

iv. Martha, b. Jan. 10, 1667-8; name afterwards changed to Mercy; 
m. William Luddington of Iron Works farms, East Haven, Conn., June^ 
1690, as second wife. His first wife was Mariha Rose. lie died in Feb. 
1737, age 51. Widow Mercy Luddington died Nov. 23, 1743, age 75. 
(Dodd's History of East Haven.) This death record identifies her as the 
Martha bom 1668, rather than the Mary bom 1662. 

V. Damaris, b. Jan. 20, 1 669-70 . m. Micah Pamer of Branf ord, Conn., 
Feb. 14, 1693; died before Oct. 29, 1714. 

vi. Samuel, bora Nov. 24, 1672. Had been absent about eight years 
in 1708, and '< not known to be living," but was included in the distribution 
of his brother John's estate, in 1714. 

vii. Eliphalet, b. Sep. 27, 1674; died after second Monday in June, 

tlOth], 1695, and before first Monday in March [1st], 1707-8, leaving no 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Oct., 1677; m. Benjamin Howd of Branf ord, Conn., 
Oct. 1, 1705. 

ix. Thomas, b. Feb. 27, 1680-1. 


Communicated by Julian Potti:r, Esq., of Newport, R. I. 

TiTE following is a family record that appears in an old Bible 
now the property of Samuel Appleton Blatchford, inherited from 
his father, Samuel Blatchford, Associate Justice of the Su])reme 
Court, U. S. A., who had it from his father, Hon. Richard Milford 
Blatchford, U. S. Minister to Rome, ray grandfather. The latter 
presumably inherited the Bihle from his mother, Julia Ann Mum- 
ford, whose mother was Mary Viall the fifth child of John Viall 
and Elizabeth Donnelly his wife, who were maiTied, according to 
the family record. May the 5th day, 1747, but whose marriage is set 
down in the records of Trinitv Church, Newport, R.I., as follows: 
"April 15^\ 1747, John Viall m. Elizabeth Donnelly." 

The ancestry of John* Viall (born 12 Jan., 1721 ; died 30 Sept. 
1803) is clear — James,' Jonathan,* John.* Of his wife P^lizabeth, 
all that is known is that she had a brother Terence Donnelly, who 
was Town Schoolmaster of Newport, R. I., in 1751-2, and who 
later had a school of his own and lived with his brother-in-law, John 
Viall, at his house on Prospect Ilill Street, in Newport. It is 
thought he was an Irishman, and that he had some connection with 
Trinity College, Dublin. Proof of the ancestry of the Newport 
schoolmaster, and of his connection with Trinity College, would be 

1901.] Viall Family Record. 185 

John Vial born Jeneury 12^ 1721 
Elizabeth Vial born Jenuary ^^ 8 1727 

John Viall Married to Elizabeth Viall 
may the 5 day 1747 

Nathanal Vial born December ^^ 23 1748 
Jeames Donnelly Viall born Jenuery "*® 3 1751 
Daniel McGown Vial bom Jenerery ^® 30 1753 
Elizabeth Vial born July "»« 16 1755 
Mary Vial born february ^ 16 1758 
Rebacher Viall born September the 24"» 1765 
Rebacah Viall died desember the 1 1787 

John Viall Born Angst "»« 17 1772 

Isack Vial Died may the 31 1777 
©on of James Donnelly Vial and his 

Jeames Donnelly died October the 28 1783 

Isack Vial Died may the 31 1777 

eon of James Donnelly Vial and his mothers name was aarah 

Nath" Veals children 

Elizabeth Veal born may the 17 1771 

Natha** Veal born January the 28 1773 

Sarah Veal born Sept the 28 1774 

Patience Veal born August the 21 1776 

Daniel Mack,*" Viall Born July the 31 1778 

George Bassett Viall Born October the 22 1780 

Mary Bennett Viall Born Dexiember ^"^ 11 1782 

James Donnely Viall Born Febuary the 25"» 1785 

Rebecah Viall Born November the 2 1787 

Nansev Viall Born January the 8^^ 1790 

Ilarrit*^ Viall Born Febuary "'« 22 1792 

charlotte Viall Born march the 16 1794 

ElLsa Saley Applby born Jenuary the 23 1795 

Baiigamen Ilammett Born October the 15 1750 

Bengamcu Ilammett was married to Betsey Viall march the 9 1790 [?] 

Bengamen Ilametts Children 

Nathan Harnett Son of Benj and Elisa Ilammett Born march 31"* 1778 

Policy Viall Ilammett born Jenuary the 3 1782 

Robert AValrcn Ilammett march ^ 20 1785 
Saly Nency Ilammett Born Aprel the 21 1786 
John Vi.ilf Ilammett Born march the 2 1788 
Charls Edward Ilammett Born July the 7 1790 
Elisa Rebeccah Ilammett Born febiirary ^^"^ 26 1793 
Caroline Ilammett born October the 12 1795 
Caty Loisa Ilammett born October the 1 1796 died October 1797 
George Alfred Ilammett born September 30 1795 dese<l the 6 of 8pt. 1799 

Daniel M« Viall Bom January 30 day 1783 [?] 
Elizabeth Viall Born Januery 11th day 1749 

186 Same Aneieni Dunstable Bieiory. [April, 

Daniel M^Viall married to Elizabeth YiaU 
may the 2 day 1775 

Daniel J M<Tiall Bom mardi th 10 day 1776 
Daniel J M^'ViaU died may the 29 day 1776 
Daniel MHSowen ViaU died 

Peter mimford Bom march the 18 1786 
Elisa Bebach Manard Bora Aogiut the 17 1789 (DeeeaMd) 
Bom in Menf ord 

< John Momford Bom September the 18 1791 
New York | momford 

Man Abigail Bom Not. the 17 1793 
Hariet munford Bom febury "» 12 1790 
Caroline Momford bom Toeaday momg 4 o'clock 27*^ October 
1793 in Providenoe 
j> r Aogustis Grey momford bom march the 28 1797 

V 'v ir^ Jolaiann Viall Momford bom Joly the 24 1798 
j:*ew lorK q^^i^^ Frederick Momford bom March 1800 

Great Grandchildren of John and Elizebeth Yiall 

Ezre Bowen married to Eliribeth YlaJl 

September 18"> 1792 
John V Bowen born Jan 28"* 1794 

and died Jone 15^ 1795 
William Bowen bom Jane 3"» 1797 
Henry Bowen born Joly 4"> 1799 
George W Bowen bora Joly 31"^ 1800 

Jacob Heston married to Patience Yiall 

december 31"* 1798 
Mary Eliza Heston bora November 1799 

died Joly 5«» 1800 
Jolean Heston bora May 3^ 1801 


Bj Hon. EzKA S. Stbabns, AM., of £. Rindge, N. H. 

** The Dbpositiox of John Lovewell aged ninety three and Anna his wife 
aged about eighty three years who testify & say that in the year 1680 they were 
Inhabitants and resident in Dunstable & have been Inhabitants and resident 
there ever since and that in the said year 1680 there was 85 Families settled in 
Dunstable besides several single Men who were resident there and owned Letts 
in said Town & further saith that in the first Ten Tears War for one Sommer 
the Inhabitants all gathered into one Garrison and that about fifty five years 
ago in the Month of August in the same Town there was killed by the Indiana 

1901.] Some Ancient Dunstable History. 187 

Foar of the Inhabitants and in September next following two more was killed 
Sl one wounded and about Forty eight years ago of the same Town there was 
one killed & two captivated & about the same time there was one killed or cap- 
tivated and about thirty nine Years ago in Dunstable there was eleven Persons 
killed & three captivated by the Indians & one House & Oarrlson burned down at 
the same Time and that about thirty three years ago there was one Person killed 
and one wounded in Dunstable and the year following in Dunstable there was 
one Man more killed and in the year following there was one Man more capti- 
vated & carried to Canada and in the year 1724 there was Eight persons killed 
one wounded & four captivated in Dunstable and in the year 1725 there was of 
the Inhabitants of Dunstable five killed and two wounded all which Mischiefs 
■was done by the Indians in the Time of War— and in the year 1680 the Rev* M' 
Thomas Wells preached in Dunstable and continued there until he was ordained 
there to the work of the Ministry which was about two year after and that 
from the Time we first came to Dunstable the Inhabitants has never drawn off 

John X Lovewell 
Anna u Lovewell 
Province of \ March 160». 1744 

New Hamp" / Then the abovenamed John Lovewell and Anna Lovewell 
made solemn Oath to the Truth of the foregoing Deposition by them signed 
relating an Action of Ejectment wherein one Joseph Kidder is Appellant & 
the Proprietors of Londonderry are Appellees to be heard & tried at the Su- 
perior Court of Judicature to be holden at Portsmouth in said Province on 
Tuesday the nineteenth Day of this Instant March by adjournment from the 
first Tuesday in February last past the Deponents living more than five MUes 
from Portsmouth where the Case is to be tried & the said Proprietors of Lon- 
donderry the adverse Party being duly notified was present by one of their 
Committee for Lawsuits viz Cap' Mof es Barned 

Sworn before Sam* Emerfon JPeace 
Copy examined 

p George Jaflfrey CI 
Copy examin'd 

by Geo : King CI 

Taken from File of Case wherein Joseph Kider of Londonderry was Pla* v«. 
Proprietors of Londonderry Def*" tried in August 1746 

Copy examin'd 

p' Geo : Jafflrey CI 

Copy exaroin*d 

by Geo: King CI" 

This narrative of the Indian depredations in Dunstable has slumbered in 
the court files of New Hampshire many years. John Lovewell and bis 
wife Anna settled in Dunstable in 1 680. They were the parents of Capt. 
John Lovewell, the hero of Pequawket. The testimony of these aged de- 
ponents concerning the depredations by the Indians in Dunstable is impor- 
tant, and of greater interest from the fact that they had personal knowl- 
edge of the events to which they refer. The deposition was made in 1744, 
and the statement that " about fifty-five years ago " four were killed in 
AnguBt and two in September of the same year, corresponds with the ac- 
credited annals of Dunstable, which announce the massacre of Joseph Ha0- 
sell, Anna his wife, Benjamin his son, and Mary Marks, the second day of 
September, 1691, and the record that " Christopher Temple and Obadiah 
Perry dyed by the hand of our Indian enemies " the twenty-eighth of the 
tame month. 

188 8ame Ancient DunHable JBistory. [Aprfl, 

The statement dut ^' aboat forty eight yean ago/' or about 1696, *< there 
was one killed & two captivated & aboat the same time there was one 
l^ed or captiyated " is su^^estiye. If the yeneraUe witnesses refer to the 
massacre of the Parris fan^, the evidence is important. Hon. Charles J. 
Fox, in the History of Dunstable, assumes that Robert Parris, his wife and 
one daughter, were slain soon after 1703 ; and quotes from Fanner and 
Moore's Hist Coll., Vol. II., page 306, the escape and preservation of two 
daughters, '' one of whom married a Richardson and the other a Goffe, 
lather of CoL John Goffe." The records of Chelmsford testify that Josiah 
Richardson married Mercy Parris, December 14, 1687. Robert Parris, 
the father, however, was living at that date, and was the representative 
from Dunstable at itie third session of 1689. It is reasonably certain that 
the daughter Mercy was not of the household at the time of die massacre; 
and if the daughter Hannah was one of the two who escaped by conceal- 
ment, the event occurred several years previous to 1703, for CoL John 
Goffe, son of John and Hannah (Parris) Goffe, was bom 1701. 

In their memory of the many disasters that befell the frontier settlement, 
the sad events of 1706 are definitely stated. '^ About thirty nine Years 
ago * * there was eleven Persons killed & three captivated " : at this 
time Nathaniel Blanchard, Lydia bis wife and one child, Hannah Blan- 
ehard, Elizabeth wife of John Cummings, Jr., and Rachel Galusha, and 
several soldiers at the two garrisons, were slain. The witnesses recall 
three captives, while the accredited annals preserve the names of four who 
irere captured at this time. Thev were Richard Hassell, Samuel Butter- 
field, the wife of Lieut Butterfield, and Samuel Whitney, senior. 

The reference of the narrators to casualties '^ about thirty three years 
ago " is not confirmed by other records, and it is possible the Lovewelb 
had in mind events that are supposed to have occurred a few years earlier. 

In the year 1724, the deponents say, eight were killed and four captured. 
This statement refers to the ambuscade near Thornton's Ferry. In this 
instance the witnesses do not allege that all the dead were residents of 
Dunstable. The persons killed were Ebenezer French, Thomas Lund, 
Oliver Farwell, Ebenezer Cummings, Benjamin Carter, Daniel Baldwin, 

John Burbank and Johnson. The first ^ve were Dunstable men. 

Three of the four captives were Nathan Cross, Thomas Blanchard and 
William Lund. 

According to the terms of the deposition, all of the foregoing casualties 
occurred within the limits of ancient Dunstable. In the allegation that 
" in the year 1 725 there was of the Inhabitants of Dunstable five killed 
and two wounded," there is no assertion of the place where these casual- 
ties occurred. The aged parents, mindful of the loss of a son, in this con- 
nection refer to the Lovewell fight at Pequawket. The ^ve Dunstable 
men slain in that memorable expedition were Capt. John Lovewell, Lieut. 
Josiah Farwell, Lieut. Jonathan Kobbins, Ensign John Harwood and 
Robert Usher. Samuel Whiting, Jr., was one of the two Dunstable men 
said to have been wounded. 

The statement that John Lovewell, the deponent, lived to the great age 
of more than 1 20 years, has appeared in print many times, and it is one of 
those peculiar traditions that people accept without investigation. It is 
well known that John Lovewell died about 1752, and now equally certain 
that his age was about 101 years. 

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By Hbxbt B. Metcalf, A Jf . 

Gen. Olnet Abnold was born in Newton, Massachusetts, Jan- 
nary 17, 1822, and died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, October 3, 
1900. He became a member of the New-England Historic Genea- 
logical Society in 1894, and served it as vice president for Rhodo 
Island from 1897 to the time of his death. He, the oldest of eight 
children, was the son of Seth and Belinda (Streeter) Arnold. Am 
a joung man, Seth Arnold ranked as an expert in cotton manu- 
facturing, and at the time of Olney's birth his temporary home was 
in Newton, where he was erecting or starting a new cotton factory, 
aoon thereafter returning to Rhode Island. 

The family home of the Arnolds has been in Rhode Island since 
1661, and the family has been eminent in Rhode Island history. 
Thomas' Arnold, the first of the American family of whom we hayo 
any record, came from England in 1635 and settled in Watcrtown, 
Massachusetts, whence, in 1661, he removed to Providence, duly 
became a land owner, and was elected a member of the General As- 
sembly. Richard,* son of Thomas, was Speaker of the House of 
Deputies and also one of the Council of Sir Edmund Andros. John* 
was son of Richard and father of Seth.* Capt. Nathan* Arnold, of 
the revolutionary army, died from wounds received in the Battle of 
Rhode Island in 1778. Nathan* Jr., was the father of Seth' and 
grandfather of Olney.* The family name of Arnold is very promi- 
nent in the record of public service in Rhode Island, but Olney 
Aniold's ancestry included many men of eminence, of name other 
than Arnold, among whom were William Carpenter, Thomas Olney 
and Richard Waterman, three of the original proprietors of Provi- 
dence Plantations, and among the leading citizens of their time. 
Each of the three represented the town in the General Assembly, 
and each was a member of the governor's council. Gen. Arnold 

190 Olney Arnold. [April, 

also claimed descent from Richard Carter, another representatiye of 
Providence in the General Assembly, and from Thomas Angell, 
who accompanied Roger Williams when he landed at Slate Rock in 
1636. It is simple justice to say that Olney Arnold well honored 
his ancestiy. 

Olne/s parents contemplated a liberal education for their boy, and 
he was prepared for college at the then famous Academy of James 
Bushee in Smithfield. But the inclination of the young man was 
towards mercantile pursuits, and, on leaving the academy, he was for 
a time employed in a village store. He, however, soon found entrance 
to the more congenial profession of banking, to which profession, 
for half a century, he devoted himself, and in which he became emi- 
nent. In 1853, he was called from Woonsocket to be cashier of 
the People's Bank of Pawtucket, of which institution and its succes- 
sor — The First National Bank — he was cashier and afterwards 
president almost half a century. For about the same period he was 
treasurer of the Providence County Savings Bank of Pawtucket. 
He also had the management of numerous trusts and the care of 
many estates, and was director and trustee of many corporations and 

When David H. Ryder, Alfred H. Littlefield and a few others, 
conceived the thought of acclimating the manufacture of hair-cloth 
at Pawtucket, Mr. Arnold, anxious to increase the business of the 
place, cheerfully afforded his aid in the enterprise. The Pawtucket 
Hair Cloth Company was a vigorous offspring of their faith, fore- 
cast and untiring energy, and from the beginning of the enterprise, 
Mr. Arnold was treasurer of the company. He organized the Paw- 
tucket Electric Lighting Company, had been treasurer and director 
of the Cumberland Mills Company since its organization, was a 
director of the Royal Weaving Company, of the Pawtucket Gas 
Company and the Dexter Yam Company, was treasurer and director 
of the Rhode Island Steam Heating Company, treasurer and director 
of the Walnut Hill Cemetery, Pawtucket, and president and treasurer 
of the Doctor Seth Arnold Medical Corporation of Woonsocket. 

1901.] Olney Arnold. 191 

In 1844 he was married to Phebe Dudley, of Dudley, Massachu- 
setts. More than fiftf years of wedded life was vouchsafed to them, 
although no children blessed their home. Mrs. Arnold was for 
twenty-five years an invalid, but her husband was ever the same 
loving and devoted companion and helpmate as when he pronounced 
his wedding vows. Mrs. Arnold died March 6, 1895. 

Olney Arnold was from his young manhood a leader among men. 
In affairs of business, of state, or of church, he stood at the front, 
and this not of self-assumption, but by common consent ; and his 
power of leadership hardly failed him until he had well passed his 
years of three-score and ten. He served the State of Rhode Island 
in both branches of the General Assembly and in many other posi- 
tions of responsibility, his uncompleted service at time of his decease 
being as commissioner on new State House and commissioner of 
sinking fimds. His record of service to town and city includes 
presidency of town council (by practically unanimous election) , com- 
missioner of city sinking fund and commissioner of water works. 

He had been a member of the Sons of the American Revolution 
since 1890, and was president of the Patria Club, a patriotic organ- 
ization of Pawtucket, as well as a member of the Rhode Island His- 
torical Society of Providence. He had been a Free Mason since 
1855, when he became a member of Morning Star Lodge, Woon- 
socket. He was a member of the Royal Arch Chapter, of the 
Council of Royal and Select Masters, and of Holy Sepulchre Com- 
mandery of Knights Templars. 

In the Universalist church, of which he was for some sixty years 
a member, and in all auxiliary organizations thereof, he has filled 
nearly all of the most important positions, including that of presi- 
dent of its national convention. In business relations he never 
defaulted on any of his obligations, and '^his word was as good as 
his bond." On propositions of public importance in local affairs, 
hia opinion and influence were always among the first to be sought. 
In politics he classed himself as a Democrat, but always dared to 
assert his independence of party dictation. In his younger years he 

192 Early JTew England Fullers. [April, 

enrolled himself in the militiay and having a love for the serrice, he 
rose from the rank of private to that of major-general. He did not 
•erve in the army in the civil war ; but in incidental service at home, 
in care for sick and wounded soldiers and in provision for soldiers' 
&milies, his contribution was of value to the State and nation, not 
excelled, if equalled, by that of any other citizen. 

Mr. Arnold was never a man of large wealth, but from his income 
he made his home very beautiful and attractive, and his daily gener- 
osity was almost boundless. All local charitable organizations bore 
his name on their rolls of membership, and there are few local 
churches of any denomination but have received tangible evidence of 
his good will and sympathy. He not only provided regularly for 
many beneficiaries, but transient applicants for help that seemed to 
him honest seldom left him without being helped. His contribu- 
tions to public philanthropic work were generous, systematic and 
continuous. He most worthily discharged the duty of being his 
own executor. In his life-work, Olney Arnold bore well his part 
as a good citizen and a true man. 


By Francis H. Fuller, £sq.» of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

In the Parish Registers of Redenhall with Harleston and Wortwell, 
County of Norfolk, England, are found, among other Fuller entries, the 
following : * 

Edward Fuller, son of Robert, baptized 4 Sept., 1575. 

Samuel Fuller, son of Robert, (butcher) baptized 20 Jan., 1580. 

Matthew, son of John Fuller and Margaret his wife, baptized 16 Oct., 

Thomas Fuller, son of Raf e Fuller and Elizabeth his wife was baptized 
20 Jan., 1619. 

[The mothers' names do not appear In baptisms in this Register until 1599.] 
Roger Fuller and Jane Gowen were married 24 April, 1600. 

[Giles Fuller, son of Roger, was kin to Dr. Matthew Fuller of Barnstable, as 
appears by Richard Pettingell's deposition hereinafter given.] 

• Further records of FuUera from the Redenhall Parish Registers will appear later 
In the Reoisteb, also extracts from Redenhall /W/er wills. 


Early New England Fullers. 


Samuel and Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. 

The following appears in Bradford's History of Pltmouth Plantation 
(pp. 531-6, 8): 

** (Passengers of the Mayflower) 

The names of those which came over And seeing it hath pleased him to 

first, in y« year 1620. and were by the give me to see 30. years compleated 

blessing of God the flrst beginers and since these beginlngs ; and that the 

(in a sort) the foundation of all the great worlcs of his providence are to 

Plantations and Colonies in New-Eng- be observed, I have thought it not un- 

land ; and their families. worthy my paines to take a veiw of 

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ the decreasings & increasings of these 

persons, and such changs as hath 

pased over them & theirs, in this thirty 

years. It may be of some use to such 

as come after; but, however, I shall 

rest in my owne l)eneflte. 

I will therfore take them in order 
as they lye. 

• • • • 

2. M' Fuller his servant dyed at sea ; 
and after his wife came over, he liad 
tow children by her, which are living 
and growne up to years ; but he dyed 
some 15. years agoe. 

* m * 

10. James Chilton and his wife 
also dyed in the flrst infection. But 
their daughter Mary is still living, and 
hath 9. children; and one daughter is 
marled, & hath a child; so their in- 
crease is 10. 

4. Edward Fuller and his wife dyed 
soon after they came ashore ; but their 
sone Samucll.t Is living, & marled, and 
hath 4. children or more. 

John Turner and his 2. sones all 
dyed in the flrst slknes. But he hath 
a daugter still living at Salem, well 
maried, and approved of." 

le^ family] 

2. M^ Samnell Fuller, and a servant 
caled William Button. His wife was 
behind, & a child, which came after- 

[21«» family] 

3. James Chilton, and his wife, and 
Mary, their dougter. They had an 
other doughter, y* was marled, came 

[22<» family] 

3. Edward Fuller, and his wife, and 
Samuell, their sonne. 

[23<» family] 

3. John Turner, and 2. sones. He 
had a doughter came some years after 
to Salem, wher she Is now Uving. 

Giles Fuller of Dedham and Hampton. 

The earliest date found in New England of Giles Fuller is on page 50, 
Dedham Recordg, Town and Selectmen, 1636-1659 : 
•• The 23th of Nouember, 1638 

Granted vnto Giles Fuller & Thomas Ward to haue ech of them 3 : acres to 
impve & possesse for their owne vse & benefit soe long as they shall reraayne in 
towne pvided allwayes that they build none house vpon the same w^out further 
licence of y« towne." 

-t Samncl Fuller, in his will dated 30, July 1633; proved 28, Oct., same year, says 
(aee ** Mayflower Descendant," v. i., np. 25, 7) : ** It. my will is that my Cozen 
Samuell goe freely away w*h his Stock or Cattle & Swine wt*»out any further recconing 
w** swine are the halfe of six sowes Six hogges one boare & fowr shotes Also one 
Cow 8s. one heyfer.*' • • • «« it. mv will is that in case my sonne Samuell & other 
mj children cfie before such time as they are fitt to enter upon my land for inheritance 
that then my kinsman Sam. fluller now in the howso w^>i me enjoy wtsoever lands 
I mxn now possessed of except my dwelling howse at town or whatsoever shall bo due 
to me or tnem. It. I give to him my RufiSet Cloake & my stufib sute I now weare." 

194 EaHy New Englmd FMen. [April, 

[Fftge 94.] " The 6 of the It monfh 164S 
EliAzer Liuher hmth liberty grmnted him to porehioe that gnmt of land 
which the Towne hath formerij made ft conferred Tpon Giles Fuller and 
Thomas Ward," 4c. 

Giles FoUer and Thomas Ward had grants of land in Hampton, June, 
1640. Bow's « HlBtory of Hampton,'' t. I, p. 19. 

•• Att j« Coanty Coort held at Sallshmy the 8th of April 1878. 

Admlnlstracon to y estate of OQes ftdler of Hampton is granted nnto 
Thomas Warde of Hampton, k Richard Cnrrier of Amsberie, who are to attende 
such order as the Coort shal make in y Dispossll of the sd estate. 

Att ye Coanty Coart held at Hampton Octobr y 9th 1677. 

M'. Thomas Tharton Attamy to his father ft mother Tho : Thnrton, ft Su- 
sanna Tharton : w« Sasanna was sister to Giles flhUer of Hampton deceased w«^ 
appeares by y« Instrnm** ft oathes p'sented to this conrt (w« : are now on file or 
record :) appearing ft making challenge to the estate of y« sd Giles; y Court 
apprones of bis letter of Attamey to bee fall ft flrme in law ft own him as y 
p^ent apparent snccesso' in beehalfe of his mother to y« estate of Giles flhller : 
And tberfore the said m' Thomas Tharton giaelng bonde to this Court y y 
estate sbalbee forthcoming or y« worth of it if any other pson shall appeare w^ 
a l)etter ri|(ht : bee also paijing w* shall bee due to y Administrators who had 
y estate ; in their bands : Doe order y« sd Administrator to deliver y* sd estate 
in to y* said Tburtons bands hee glueing Tuder his band to them an accompt, of 
w* hee receiaes of them. 

Bic : PettiDgell^ aged about 52 years faith y being rery well acquainted w^ 
Giles flbller of Hampton deceafed ft w^ m' flhller of Baftable doctor both in 
old England ft here in New england ft both told mee they were of Kinn : ft y« 
sd Giles ffbller bane told mee in old England ft now that Marth flbller doctor 
now of Baftable was y* neareft Kin f man he bad : 

Sworn before y Connty Court held att Hampton 
>• 14 : 8"» m® 1673 as atteftd Tho : Bradbury rec. 
This is a tnie Copie of y« originall now on file w»*» Hampton 
Court Records 1673 as attefts Tbo : Bradbury rec. 

Commontoealth of Massachusetts. 
Essex ss. Office of the Clerk of the Courts. February 19, 1901. 
" The foregoing are true copies as on flic in this office. 

Ezra L. Woodburt, Asst. Clerk." 

Dow's " History of Hampton, N. H.," Vol. 11., p. 719 : 

** The following registry of emigration is found : ' Susanna Thurtou (alias 
Fuller) daughter of Rodger Fuller, late of Topcraft in y«Co : of Nor. ft Sister of 
Giles Fnllcr, late of Hampton in N. £., dec<^ (no other son or dau.) That Tbo. 
Tb. of the parish of SK Buttolpbs, Bishopgate, Tobacconist— now to go to 
New England in ship Mary ft Sarah (John Foye Mr.) son of Tho : Tb. of Croy- 
don ft Susanna his wife. London, Apr. 5» 1677.'" 

Jioger Fuller, of Topcroft,t in his will proved in the Ardideaconry of 
Norwich, August 1644, mentions wife Jane ; sons Roger, Richard and 
William ; daughters Jane Fuller, " Elizabetht Fuller , my daughter wife of 
John Fuller, Susanna Thurston wife of ITiomas Thurston, Frauds Tyte 
wife of Robert Tyte." 

•Richard Pettingell is said to have come from Shotesham, Co. Norfolk, England, 
about ten miles from Redenhall. Topcroft is about seven miles from Bedenball and 
five miles from Shotesham. 

t See Keoistbr, V. 48, p. 345, for extracts from Topcroft Parish Rensters. 

t She was baptized, 23 July, 1609, in Topcroft. Matthew Fuller ha^ a brother John, 
baptized 25 April, 1602, in Redenhall. 

1901.] Early New England Fullers. 195 

Matthew Fuller of Plymouth and BamstaUe, 

The earliest mention which has been found of Matthew Fuller in New 
England is in Plymouth Colony Records, Deeds, &c., Vol. 1, 1620- 
1651, page 64: 

•* The xxvj**» of Octob' 1640. 
Memorand That Mathcw Foller doth acknowledg That for & in coDsider- 
ac*on of a cow calfe and two goats to him in liand payde by Andrew Ringe of 
Plymouth hath freely & absolutely bargained & sould vnto the said Andrew 
Ringe All that his garden place in Plym' aforesaid and the six acrees of land 
therevnto belonging lying in the New feild w<^ the said Mathew lately bought 
of John Gregory and all the fence in and about the pnniss's w^ all & singuler 
their app^n'c & all the tymber lying at the garden place and ypon the said land 
& made ready toward & the buildinge of a house,** &c. 

Plymouth Colony Records, Court Orders, 1651-1668, Vol. IV., pp. 
18, 19 : 

«« June 3, 1662. 
In reference to a petition prefered to the Court by sundry of the freemen, 
and in reference ynto a graunt made to some to looke out accommodations of 
land, as being the first borne children of this gou'ment, and for the disposing of 
two seueral trcuAs of land lately purchased^ the one by Major Winslow and the 
other by Captaine Sonthworth, the Court, haueing viewed the seuerall lists of 
the names of those that desired to bee accommodated therin, haue settled it 
Tpon those whose names follow.** 

Among the names appended appears : 

Leiftenant Fuller.* 

Plymouth Colony Records, Court Orders, 1678-1691, pp. 46, 7 : 

•• These psents witnes an agreement between Samuell Fuller, f Seni', of Barn- 
stable, on the one pte, and Steuen Skiffe, of Sandwich, on the other pte, in 
manor and forme following : — ' 

Yidelecett, the said Samuell Fuller condecendeth, agreeth, and concludeth, 
by these p'sents, to relinquish to the said Steun Skiffe and the towne of Sand- 
wich, and for hlmselfe, his heires, ezecntors, and adminnestrators, doth for 
euer quitt claime all the right, title, and interest which hee hath, or pretended 
to haue, ought, or might haue at Scauton, without the bounds of Barnstable 
and within the bounds of Sandwich ; and the said Samuell doth alsoe declare 
and signify his desire to the honored Court to haue that record of the Courts 
Judgment of some lands on the said Scauton, within the bounds of Sandwich, 
to belonge to the Fullers, about which there hath bin soe much contest heerto- 
fore, to be made null and void, &c. 

In witnes wherof they have herevnto sett theire hands, this 30^ of June 1680. 

Samuell Fuller. 
Steuen Skiffb. 
In the p'sence of 

Thomas Hinckley, Deputy Gou, 

Mary Hinckley." 

** John Fullerl doth aquiessey in this agreement of his unkells and Steuen 
Skiffes, and doth desire that the record fore mensioned in this aboue writing 

• At the General Court held at Plymouth, 6 Oct., 1662, " The Court doth allow and 
Approue of Matthew Fuller for leiflenaut • • • of the military company of Barnstable.** 

(See Plymouth Col. liec, v. III., p. 17.) 
t Said to have been the son of Ldwa 

Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. 
tSaid to have been the son of Matthew Fuller of Plymouth and Barnstable. 

196 Cutting ITayes of Newbury. [April, 

Bhonld be made void ; and that hee, the said John FuUer, hath receiaed f aU satis- 
faction respecting the lands that were in controversy, viz, the Fnllera and 
Sandwich mens on Scanton Necke." 

Thomas Fuller of Dedham. 

In Dedham Records, v. 3, p. 91, Nov. 25, 1642, it ai^>ean th*t: 
"Thomas Fuller is admitted to the purchace of Martin Phillips his Lott." 

Ralph Fuller of Wortwell, Co. Norfolk, in his will, dated 23 Oct., 1645, 
proved 17 Aug., 1650, gives "To John Fuller,* son of my son Thomas 
Fuller now in New Enghind, twenty shillings after the decease of Elizabeth 
my wife." (Reg., v. 52, p. 241.) 


By H. Wallace Notes, Esq., oi PortlAnd, Me. 

3. CrTTiNG* NoYES (Nicholas,^ William^), see " Noyes Pedigree," by 
James Atkins Noyes, A. B., in Register, Vol. liii., 1H09, page 35, for 
Nirliolas- and William,^ third son and fifth child of Nic^holas and Mary, was 
born 2:\ Sept.. \6\\K at Newbury, Mass. (Town Record.) He was married, 
25 Feb., 187.>, at Newbury, to Elizabeth Knight, daughter of John Knight 
and Bathshua Ingersoll. She was bom 18 (.)ct., Hui''u and died 20 Jan, 
17 lG-7. He was made freeman, 9 Jan., 1673-4, was a cordwainer, captain- 
lieutenant in the militia, and deatron of the First Parish. He died in New- 
bury, 2.') Oct., 1734. His will was made KJJuly, 1730, and proved 18 
Nov., 1731. The witnesses were Samuel Moody, Joseph Lunt and Hod. 
Nathaniel CoiFm. In it lie mentions wife Elizabeth to have tJie use of the 
Boutliorly half of the house while she is a widow, and be provided with 
wood, etc., yearly by her sous John and Joseph ; son John to have the 
southerly half of the homestead, and half of the other land, some of which 
was a^ Indian Hill ; Cutting, who had received most of his portion ; Joseph 
to have the other re^l estate and be executor, he to have half of the 
Rolf lane; daughters ElizalK'th Pettengill, Bathsheba Pettengill, Mary 
Moulton ; grand children Jacob Noyes, Samuel Noyes and Elizabeth 
Noy(is ; and the First Church in Newbury to have 20 shillings. 

Children, lx)m in Newbury ; 

4. i. John,* b. 15 Nov., 1C74; m. Mary Noyes. 

ii. Cutting (Ensi<?n), b. 28 Jan., KJTG; m. 8 Jan., 1702, Elizabeth, dan. 
of Lieut. Jacob ami Hannah (Sowall) Tappau, who was b. 20 Dec, 
KIsO, nntl (!. in Newbury, 4 Oct., 1708. He m. 2(1 (int. 30 Nov., 
170:», Newbury), Elizal)eth Gerish. 
iii. Er.iz\»KTii, I). 2 Jan., 1078; m. Prof. Samuel rettengill, 3 Jan., 1709. 
iv. Nicholas, b. 22 May. 1681; d. in Newbury, 6 Dec, 1604. 
V. A son , b. 31 May, 1685; d. young. 

• John Fuller, son of Thomas, was born in Dedham, Nov. 1, 1644. 

1901.] Cutting Noyes of ITewbury. 197 

vl. Joseph, b. 21 Jan., 1688; m. Jane Dole, 17 Ang., 1711, who was the 
dau. of William and Mary (Brocklebank) Dole. Mr. Noyes came 
to Falmouth, now Portland, Me., in 1739. He was a man of prop- 
erty and influence, and was at one time town treasurer and select- 
man. Hed. 14 Feb., 1766. 

▼ii. Mary, b. 27 March, 1693; m. in Newburyport, 26 July, 1717, to Joseph 
Moulton, son of William Moulton and Abigail Webster. He was 
b. in Newbury, 26 Nov., 1694; d. about 1730; was a blacksmith, 
and added to his business the making of gold beads. She died about 

vili. Bethsiieba, b. ; m., 24 Nov., 1714, Cutting Pettengill. 

4. JOHir* Notes {Cutting ^^ Nicholas* William}), son of Cutting and 

Elizabeth, was bom 15 Nov., 1 674, at Newbury. (Town Record.) He 
married (int. 6 April, 1700) Mary Noyes, his cousin, daughter of 
John Noyes and Mary Poor. She was bom 10 Dec, 1675. His will 
was dated 1 Feb., 1745-6, and proved 24 March, 1745-6, two days 
after the inventory was taken. The real estate was six acres of 
pasture, alx)ut one and three-quarter acres salt meadow, and the 
whole amount of inventory £76. His will mentions wife (no name 
given); son John to have five shillings ; daughter Elizabeth ; son 
Nehemiah, who was to have the two acres of marsh land bought of 
Samuel Rolf ; Moses to have a residue, and be executor of the will ; 
daughters Mary Hale and Martha Moody. He was a cordwainer. 
Children, bom in Newbury : 

i. John,* b. 13 Feb., 1706; int. of mar., at Newbury, 18 Nov., 1729, to 
Sarah Johnson. He was a cordwainer. His will was dated 19 Aug., 
1785, proved 29 Jan., 1787; amount of inventory, £476. 
6. ii. Nriirmiah, b. about 1709; m. Annie Sticlcney. 

lii. Mary, b. 24 Nov., 1710; m. 8 May, 1736, Joseph Hale, Jr., son of 
Joseph and Mary (Moody) Hale. He was b. 3 Sept., 1712; and d. 
9 March, 1776. 

Iv. Martha, b. ; m. Moody. 

V. MosKs, b. 13 May, 1715; m. 1st, 17 Feb., 1742, in Newbury, Mar*rnret 
Woodhridjre. She d. 24 Dec, 1755; and he ra. 2d, 5 Jan., 1758, 
Abijjfiil Savory. He d. in Newbury, intestate, in 1792, and his widow 
Abijrjiil was appointed administrator. Inventory taken April 11, 
1792; real estate about £581. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 19 March, 1719. 

5. Nehemiah^ Noyes (John,* CiUtinq,^ Nicholas'^ WiUiaw}), son of John 

and Mary, was bom about 1700. Ho married Annie Stickney of 
Rowley, IG May, 1732. (Town Record.) She was the daughter of 
Andrew and Elizabeth (Chute) Stickney, baptized 17 Feb., 1711-12. 
He died intestate, 1 Sept., 1704, at Rowley, Mass., age 55. Adminis- 
tration granted, 8 Oct., 17(34, to Nathaniel Noyes, with AVilliam 
Fifike and William Longfellow as sureties-. 
Children, born in Newbury : 

I. Davii>,« b. 29 Sept., 1733; ra. 1st, Ilcpzibah Knlofht, 9 Nov., 1756; 

m. 2d. Sarah Bri^f?s of Falmouth, now Portland, Me., int. 25 

Marcli, 1758; ni. 3d, Eliza Newman, 26 March, 1761, who was b. 

in 1739, and d. in Portland, Me., 16 March, 1804. 

11. Zkbi'Lox, b. 12 July, 1736; int. of ra., in Falmouth, Me., 23 June, 

1762. to Sarah Knijrlit. 
lii. Ann, b. 23 July, 1738; ra. in Rowley, Mass., 28 Jan., 1765, Amos 
6. iv. Nathanikl, b. 23 May, 1740; m. 1st, Mary Tenny; m. 2d, Abigail 
V. JosiAH, b. 8 April, 1742; m. 6 Feb., 1764, in Rowley, Mass., Eunice 
Moores. lie was a farmer in Jonesboro', Me., and d. in 1817. 

198 Cutting Jfayea of Newbury* [Aprili 

Ti. Mart, b. 18 Bfarch, 1744; m. 15 Not., 1768, Daniel Crockett, who 

resided at New Marblehead, now Windham, Me. 
Til. MosBS, b. 80 March, 1746, in Rowley, BCaas. 
Till. Bethia, b. May, 1748, in Rowley, Blasa. 

6. Na T< ANiEL* Notes (Nehemiah,* John,^ CfuUing* Niehola$,* WilHam% 

son of Nehemiah and Annie, was bom 28 May, 1740. He married 
Ist, in Limebrook Parish, 27 Not., 1760, Mary, daughter of William 
and Mehitable (Pearson) Tenny, who was baptized, 18 May, 1740, 
in the Parish Church which was on the line between Rowley and 
Ipswich. Mr. and Mrs. Noyes were Rowley members, liTing near 
the Newbury line. He married 2d, Abigail Newman of ]£)wle7, 
14 Oct, 1786. 

Children, by first wife : 
i. RuTH,^ b. in Rowley, Mass. ; m. in Rowley, 21 Sept., 1784, Paul Poor, 

who was b. 24 Feb., 1762. 
ii. Mart, b. 27 Jan,, 1764, in Rowley, 
iii. Meiutable, b. 16 Dec, 1766, in Rowley; m. 7 Feb., 1786, In Rowley, 

John Dole. 

7. iv. Enocu, b. 16 Oct., 1768; m. 1st, Betsy Dascomb; m. 2d, Hannah G. 

T. Janjb, b. 11 Jan., 1771, in Georgetown, Mass.; int. of m. in Rowley, 

11 April, 1810, to Jonathan Todd, 
vi. Bettt, b. 15 April, 1776, in Georgetown, 
vii. Amos Jewett, b. 81 March, 1777, in Georgetown. 

Children, by second wife : 

vlii. Natuaniel Newman, b. 19 July, 1787; m. Ist, Sarah Ann Carver, 
who was b. 3 Jane, 1788, and d. 18 Feb., 1831; m. 2d, Mary W. 
Hlgglns, who was b. 20 May, 1799, and d. 17 Aug., 1877. He d. in 
Carthage, Me., 19 Feb., 1840. 
ix. CuAiiLOTTE Newman, b. 17 Jan., 1789, in Falmouth, Me.; m. 21 Oct., 
1804, In Falmouth, Joseph Winslow of Freedom, Me., who was b. 
21 July, 1773, in Falmouth, son of Oliver and Sarah (Hanson) 
Winslow. He d. in 1861. 

X. Bethia, b. ; m. James Baker, who resided in Weymouth, Mass. 

She d. in 1875, and he d. in 1875. 

7. Enoch^ Noyes {Nathamel^^ Nehemiahy^ John,* CiUting* NicholaSy^ 

William^), son of Nathaniel and Mary, was bom 16 Oct 1768, in 
Georgtrtown, Mass. He married 1st, 12 July, 1792, Betsy £ldridge 
Dascomb, who was bom in 1774, and died in Jay, Me., 3 March, 
1814, aged 40; married 2d, 12 June, 1815, Hannah Graham Eustes, 
who was bom 19 June, 1780, and died 17 Sept., 1857, in Jay, Me., 
age 77. Agreeable to the vote of the propriety of the township of 
Phipps, Canada (now Jay, Me.), passed April 1, 1788, Lot No. 2, 
Range No. 4, of said township, was conveyed by Moses Stone of 
Watertown, Mass., for and in consideration of clearing and seeding 
ten acres of upland, to Enoch Noyes, h June, 1795. He died in 
Jay, Me., 23 May, 1856, age 88. 
Cliildren, bom in Jay, Me. : 

i. PoLLY,« b. 24 July, 1792; m. 16 March, 1822, George H. Strout, who 
was b. in Poland, Me., 28 Dec, 1799, and d. in Jay, 15 July, 1856, 
age 56. She d. 19 Feb., 1866. 

ii. Enoch, b. 10 April, 1793; m. Mehitable Eldridge. He d. 3 Sept., 

8. iii. Stillman (Major), b. 16 June, 1794; m. Eliza Craft. 

iy. Cynthia, b. 7 June, 1796 ; m. Samuel Bean. She d. 25 May, 1868. 

1901.] Catting Noyea of JSTewbury. 199 

V. Sally Bbown, b. 13 May, 1800; m. Timothy Pratt. She d. 29 Oct., 

t1- Lucinda, b. 12 March, 1802; m. Joel Parker, who was b. 10 March, 
1799, in Jay. She d. 28 Jan., 1865. 

▼ii. Nathanibl, b. 9 Dec., 1805; m. Elizabeth Alden, who was b. 17 
March, 1806, dan. of Silas and Charity Alden. He d. 31 Jan., 1878. 
viii. Eliza Ann, b. 18 April, 1809; m. 27 Nov., 1834, Thomas Enstis, who 
was b. 19 Ang., 1809, in Plantation No. 1, son of Thomas and Han- 
nah (Graham) Eustis. 

ix. George Newman, b. 22 Oct., 1812; m. 1st, 6 May, 1839, Sarah Ann 
Foster, who was b. 25 Aug., 1818, in Montpelier, Vt., dan. of James 
and Hannah Foster, and d. 21 Jane, 1848, in South Boston, Mass. ; 
m. 2d, Mary S. Preden, 9 Nov., 1848, who was b. Feb., 1823, in Chel- 
sea, Mass., dau of George W. and Sarah S. Preden, and d. 4 March, 
1849; m. 3d, 3 Sept., 1849, Abby Smith Taylor, who was b. 28 
Not., 1827, in Hermon, Me., dau. of James and Mary Taylor, and d. 
15 Dec., 1892. He d. 11 Oct., 1883, in Boston, Mass. 

X. Martha R., b. 10 March, 1816; m. George Washington Fuller, In 
Jay, Me. 

xi. Jane Todd, b. 27 July, 1818; m. Feb. 1832, John Hancock Rich- 
ardson, who was b. 16 Dec, 1813, in Jay, son of John and Eunice 
(Coding) Richardson. She d. 24 March, 1883. 

xii. Harriet N., b. 14 Jan., 1820; m. John Wellington Eaton, Feb., 1832, 
who was b. 4 March, 1817, in Jay, and d. in Livermore Falls, Me., 
26 May, 1884. 
xlU. Frances Oriana, b. 18 April, 1822; m. in Boston, Mass., William W. 
Nichols, who was b. 8 April, 1820, in Columbia, son of John and 
Esther T. (Ward) Nichols. They reside in So. Boston. 

8. Stillman' ( Major) Notes ( Enoch,'' Nathaniel,^ Nehemtah,^ John,^ Cut- 
tinffy* Nicholas,^ William^) ^ son of £noch and Betsy, was bom 13 June, 
1794, in Jay, Me. He married, December, 1819, £liza, daughter of 
Nathan and Anna (Hyde) Craft. She was born in Jay, ApriJ, 1798, 
and died at Revere, Mass., 8 March, 1887, age 89. He died in Jay, 
Me., 18 Jan., 1871, age 76. They were wedded over fifty years. He 
was a man of considerable prominence, in 1848 and 1851 repre- 
sented his town in the State Legislature, served as major in the 
Maine State militia, and was a member of the Baptist Church of Jay 
over forty years, bequeathing to the society in his will a parsonage. 
He was buried with Masonic honors, having been a prominent mem- 
ber of the fraternity. 

Children, bom in Jay, Me. : 
i. Henry Crapt, b. 22 Sept., 1820; m. 12 March, 1846, in Jay, Mercy 
M. Coding, who was b. 17 Nov., 1817, in Livermore, Me., dau. of 
Jonathan and Polly (Coolldge) Coding. She d. 4 April, 1898, in 
Portland ; he d. 12 March, 1896, in Revere, Mass. 
11. Esther Ann, b. 11 Dec, 1822; m., 29 April, 1842, Sebon J. Hyde, 
son of Sebes and Rebecca (Ball) Hyde. He died in Revere, Mass., 
7 Feb., 1886. 
ill. Stillman, b. 19 May, 1824; m. Hester Hyde, 27 Oct., 1847. She was 
b. 23 Jan., 1822, dau. of Sebes and Rebecca (Ball) Hyde, and d. 7 
Jan., 1888. He d. in Jay, Me., in 1898. 
Iv. GiBBS Eddy, b. 10 April, 1827; m, 19 Dec, 1848, in Jay, Esther M. 
Warner, who was b. in Wilton, Me., 22 June, 1828, dau. of Jona- 
than and Pattie (Ball) Warner. He d. in Freeport, Me., 20 June, 
Y. Ellen E., b. 6 Oct., 1883; d. 6 Feb., 1849, in Jay. 
Yi. Walter Foss, b. 17 Nov., 1840. In August, 1862, he enlisted in the 
17th Maine Volunteer Militia; was promoted to Second-Lieut., and 
killed while superintending the erection of breastworks at North 
Anna River, Va., 24 May, 1864. 
TOL. LV.. 14 

200 Ancient Burial-Grounds of Long Island. CApril, 


By £dw. Docbledat Hajuus, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continoed from page 90.] 

Early £a8thampton Wills. 

Abstracts from New York Surrogate's Office. 

By Ortillb B. Acke&lt, Esq. 

Mary Gardiner (Lib. 1, 6), will of Apr. 19, 1664, widow of Lion, of Maid- 
stone, als. Easthampton ; son David, dan. Mary Conckling, gr. child Elizabeth 
Ilowell, son in law Jeremiah Conckling, son in law Arthur Howell; servants 
(slaves) Japliet and Boose ; overseers to be Rev. Thomas James, John Malf ord 
and Robert Bond; executor son David; codicil dated Jan. 15, 1664-5; probated 
June 6, 1665. 

William Fithian (Lib. 2, 270), will of Dec. 11, 1678, wife Margaret; sons 
Enoch and Samuel; daus. Sarah and Hannah; grand child, dan. of dec*d daa. 
Martha ; sou Sam'l to be exY after hs mother's decease ; Thomas Baker and 
Thomas James overseers ; probated March, 1679. 

Nathaniel Sylvester (Lib. 7, 206), will of Ap. 3, 1700, wife Margaret, dau. 
of Capt. Josiah Uobart of Easthampton; sons Nathaniel and Brinley; daus. 
Margaret and Grizzell ; William Nicoll and Col. Henry Pierson ex*rs. Codicil 
of Ap. 24, 1705, testator now of Newport, R. I., BenJ. Newberry and Arnold 
Collins to succeed Col. Pierson, dec'd, as ex'rs. Second codicil, not dated, con- 
firms. All probated at Newport, July 4, 1705, Nicoll qualifying ex*r. 

Richard Shaw (Lib. 7, 409), will of Oct. 7, 1708, wife Rebecca, sons John 
and Richard both under 21; four daus. not named; wife sole ex'r; probated 
May 6, 1709. 

RoiJEUT Daiton (Lib. 8, 137), will of Feb. 11, 1710-11, wife, sons Samuel and 
Beriah, gr. sous Robert Daiton aud Johu Daiton under 21 ; sons Beriah and 
Samuel ex'rs. Codicil of Ap. 14, 1712, names gr. child Mary Terril and dau. 
Alee Edwards. Probated June 14, 1712. 

Abraham Schellenx (Lib. 8, 221), will of Mar. 7, 1709-10, sons William (the 
eldest), Abraham, Isaac and Zachariah; daus. Johannah (already married), 
Rachel and Anne; land in Westchester co. bought of Robert Walters Ap. 6, 
1705; Capt. Abraham Howell, Capt. Theophilus Howell, Ebenezer White, Capt. 
Thomas ChatQcld, William Schellenx aud Isaac Hedges ex'rs; probated Mar. 
27, 1712. 

Jach)R Scelinx (Lib. 8, 322), will of Jan. 8, 1712, wife Hannah, sons Jacob, 
Daniel, Jonathan, all under 21 ; live daus, not named; requests brother Nath'l 
Baker, his son Jonathan Baker, and Ananias Conkling to be overseers ; probated 
Ap. 11, 1714. Letters of admin'n granted to widow. 

Samuel Parsons (Lib. 8, 398), aged and inflrin, will of May 6, 1709, wife 
Hannah, son Seth, gr. ch. Henry Parsons; sou Seth sole ex'r; probated Mar. 
30, 1716. 

JosiAH Edwards (Lib. 9, 246), will of Feb. 9, 1712-13, husbandman, sons 
Josiah, Joseph, Churchill, Jonathan, David and Nathaniel, all under 21; wife, 
not named ; daus. Martha, Mercy and Mary all under 18 ; Ananias Conkling, 
Lewis Conkling and brother Thomas Edwards, ex'rs; probated Aug. 8, 1721. 

James Dyment (Lib. 9, 344), will of Aug. 24, 1721, wife Elizabeth, sons 
Thomas (eldest), John and Nathaniel; daus. Hannah Moore and Abigail 
Lubtan(?) ; gr. dau. Hannah Hoping; sons John and Nathan'l ex'rs; probated 
March 9, 1722. 

Joseph Stretton (Lib. 9, 391), will of Oct. 8, 1722, yeoman, wife Sarah, 
daus. Hannah Gessop and Martha, wife of Ananias Conkling; gr. children 
Joseph, Margaret and Mary, children of Ananias Conkling; by ante-nuptial 
agreement between testator and wife dated Oct. 28, 1714, she agrees to accept 
£20, he now gives her £10 more; son-in-law Ananias Conkling aud John Davis 
ex'rs ; probated Mar. 29, 1723. 

1901.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 201 

Onbssimus Talmagb (Lib. 9, 394), will of Jan. 31, 1725-3, sick, wife Rebeckah ; 
daas. Phebe Gold, Sarah and Mary nnm. ; Edward Jones, Jr., and bro.4n-law 
John Wheeler ex*rs : pro. March 9, 1723. 

MiCAH Baker (Lib. 9, 463), will of Sep. 26, 1723, farmer, wife Elizabeth, *' in 
case I have a son ♦ ♦ ♦ in case I should have two daughters "^ Nath'l Baker and 
Samuel Baker ex*rs ; pro. Ap. 2, 1725. 

Samuel MuLFORD (Lib. 10, 81), will of Ap. 16, 1726, merchant, wife not 
named with whom there is an ante-nuptial agreement ; sons Samuel, Timothy, 
Ellas and Matthew, the last to be ex'r. ; pro. Sep. 30, 1725. 

HOBBRT Hudson (Lib. 10, 229), will of Ap. 26, 1723, blacksmith, wife Mary, 
sons Samuel, Henry, and John, and seven other children, not named, all under 
21 ; wife to be ex'x, assisted by son Samuel and Thomas Chatfleld ; pro. Apr. 2, 

John Mulford, Jr. (Lib. 10, 308), yeoman, aick, will of Jan. 5, 1726-7, wife 
Hannah, sons John and Josiah, sisters Jane and Deborah, dau. Phebe under 18 ; 
bro.-in-law Theophllus Pierson of Bridgehampton, and wife ex*rs; pro. Mar. 
31, 1727. 

John Edwards (Lib. 11, 42), yeoman, will of Aug. 31, 1728. wife Ann (execu- 
trix) ; dans. Anne King, Elishabah Frances, Phebe, Esther, Jerusha and Eliza- 
beth; sons Timothy, Henry and John, under 21 ; pro. June 13, 1730. 

Thomas Mulford (Lib. 11, 611), yeoman, will of Feb. 14, 1726-7, wife Mary; 
sons Thomas, William, Ezekiel, Lewis and Jeremiah; daus. Rachel Debett and 
Abiah Hedges; son Ezekiel's three ch. ; son Lewis's two ch.; gr. son Lewis 
Mulford, gr. dau. Jane, dau. of Lewis Mulford, under 18; sous Thomas and 
Jeremiah ex*rs; pro. Feb. 14, 1732. 

EbenezrrLrek (Lib. 12, 186), will of Mar. 19, 1722-3, wife Hannalr, sons 
B^^ompense, Stephen and Ichabod; daus. Hannah Allen, Aylce Smith and 
Abigail Woodruffe; son Recompense ex'r; pro. July 3, 1734. 

Jeremiah Conckung (Lib. 12, 228), yeoman, will of Jan. 11, 1732-3, nephew 
EUsha, son of bro. Cornelius, niece Jane, dau. of Samuel Conkling dec'd, under 
18 ; adopted son Jeremiah, natural son of said Elisha, under 21 ; wife Jane and 
Kinsman Elisha Conckling ex'rs ; pro. Aug. 26, 1734. 

Thomas Baker (Lib. 12, 400), will of Feb. 11, 1721, wife Elizabeth, dau. 
Mercy under 18; sons Thomas, Daniel, Micah, Samuel, Jeremiah, John and 
Nathaniel; son Nath'l ex'r; pro. Dec. 4, 1735. 

David Conklino (Lib. 13, 261), will of Dec. 20, 18th y'r of George II, gr. 
son Jeremiah Conkliug under 21, son David, dau. Jane, other daus. not named; 
son David ex'r; pro. Mar. 8, 1738. 

Nathaniel Baker (Lib. 13, 263), yeoman, will of Ap. 12, 1738 ; sons Jonathan 
and Daniel ; daus. Abigail Hedges, Catterina Mulford, Hannah Parsons, Johannah 
Ogden and Mary Woodruff; gr. dau. Cattarina Woodruff, son-in-law Samuel 
Parsons, gr. dau. Mary Woodruff; son Daniel and neighbor Thomas Osborne, 
Jr. ex'rs ; pro. March 8, 1738, 

John Gardiner (Lib. 13, 297), gentleman, will of Dec. 14, 1737, wife Eliza- 
beth, dau. Hannah Chandler, dau. Elizabeth Green, son Joseph, dau. Sarah 
Trente, gr. dau. Dorothy Trente under 18, gr. dau. Sarah Trente, gr. son Jona- 
than Trente under 21 ; Elizabeth and Jerusha, daus. of dec'd son John, under 18 ; 
Samuel and John Gray, sons of dec'd dau. Mary Gray, under 21 ; Elizabeth dau. 
of dec'd son Samuel ; gr. dau. Sarah Chandler under 18 ; Jonathan son of dec'd 
son Jonathan, under 21; son David, friend Nathaniel Huntting, nephews Lion 
and Giles Gardiner, Samuel, son of dec'd son Samuel, son Joseph; Nath'l 
Hontting, Jr. and William Hedges, Jr. ex'rs; pro. Aug. 1, 1738. 

John Hedges (Lib. 13, 311), yeoman, will of Jan. 31, 1733-4, wife Ruth, sons 
John, Stephen and Lemuel; some ** meadow that was father Stratton's"; dau. 
Bath; sons John and Stephen ex'rs; pro. Ap. 27, 1737. 

Thomas Edwards (Lib. 13, 316), yeoman, will of Oct. 18, 1736, wife Mary, 
sons John, James, David and Daniel, gr. son Jacob Edwards, daus. Sarah, 
Mary and Hannah; sons David and Daniel ex'rs; pro. July 11, 1737. 

Daniel Baker (Lib. 13, 430), will of May 15, 1740, wife Abigail, son Daniel, 
brother Jonathan, son Abraham under 21, sons Nathaniel and Henry; land in 
EUzabethtown in E. Jersey; three daus. not named; friend Eleazar Miller and 
brother Thomas Ozburn ex'rs; pro. Aug. 26, 1740. 

Annanias Conckung (Lib. 13, 434), yeoman, will of Apr. 11, 1739, wife 
Hannah, sons Annanlas, Henry, Lemuel, Nathan, Benjamin, Daniel and Josiah; 
dAus. Betblah Hicks and Hannah Barnes; son Nathan ex'r; pro. Aug. 26, 1740. 

202 Ancient Burial^Grounds of Long Island. [AprO, 

Janb Concklino (Lib. 14, 101), will of Apr. 11, 1788, three sisters Sarah 
Leek, Deborah Parsons and Hannah Conkling; two cows to Jeremiah Conkllng, 
the natural son of Jane Gardiner, wife of Giles Gardiner; Jane Conckllng, dan. 
of Samael Conckllng, dec'd ; Clemens Hnntting residuary legatee ; friends John 
Hunting and Clemens, his present wife, ez*rs ; pro. May 29, 1714. 

Timothy Mclfoud (Lib. 14, 267), yeoman, will of Dec. 9, 1741, wife Sarah, 
sons Timothy, Christopher (under 21) and Edward ; bro. Samael ; dan. Amy $ 
son Timothy ex'r; pro. Feb. 24, 17ia. 

RoBRKT Parsons (Lib. 15, SO), will of Sep. 1, 1717, wife liary, sons Bobert, 
John (both under 21) ; bro. Samuel, bro.-in-law Nathl Demony and friend John 
Davis overseers ; wife sole ez'x ; pro. Dec. 20, 1742. 

Edward Hunttinq (Lib. 15, 416), doctor, will of Mar. 19, 1744-6, wife 
Mercy, sons Isaac Mulford and Edwanl, both under 21, daus. Mercy, Mehitable 
and Mary, under 18 ; wife, her father, Isaac Mulford, and bro. Samael Hunt- 
ting, ez'rs; pro. Apr. 24, 1745. 

Mathias Burnet (Lib. 15, 549), will of July 20, 1745, wife Elizabeth, gr. 
son Buruett, four gr. sons Jeremiah, Eleazer, Annanias and Abraham ; four gr. 
dans, not named, son in law not named; gr. son Burnet sole ex'r; pro. Apr. 8, 

Samuel Dayton (Lib. 15, 590), yeoman, will of Nov. 2, 1789, wife Dorithy, 
gr. son Henry Dayton, son of Daniel; father Robert Dayton; son Jonathan, 
son-in-law William Osborn, and Osbom*s dau. Joanah Mnlford; dan. Elizabeth 
Osborn ; four youngest ch. of dau. Joanah Serle ; sons Daniel and Nathan cx'rs ; 
pro. Apr. 8, 1746. 

Bekiah Dayton (Lib. 16, 81) , of Pantlco, will of Apr. 18, 1746, wife Jane, 
sous Jeremiah, John and Beriah ; apprentice John Fields ; daus. Rachel Dy- 
mont, Martha Brown, Esther Brown, Marah Conkling and Jane Dayton; sons 
John and Jeremiah ex*rs ; pro. Sep. 19, 1746. 

Joseph Osbukne, Jr. (Lib. 16, 44), will of Apr. 6, 1789, wife Mary, sons 
Thomas. Jeremiah and Joseph ; dau. Mary Baker, bro. Daniel ; had tanyard and 
bark mill; sons Jeremiah and Joseph ex'rs; pro. Sep. 19, 1746. 

John Conkling (Lib. 10, 47), ^vill of Jan. 3, 1739, sons John, Ellas and Jona- 
than; Ellas ex'r; pro. Ang. 23, 1746. 

CiiAULKs BOKTNKR (Lib. 16, 187) of Berlin in Prussia, now of E., physician 
and chlrurgeon, will of May 3, 1747, watch, pfold buttons and knee buckles to 
Thomas Talmage; diamond riu<; to Ilezekiah Usher; gold clasps to John 
Mackie ; two ffold rings to Elizabeth Hedges ; walking cane to Jonathan Uunttlng ; 
snntt-box to Mrs. Joseph Havens, and " saphier stone in the shape of a cane 
head" to his ex'rs to sell, the proceeds to be put at Interest for the maintenance 
of a school in E. ; surgical instruments to John Mackie with his wearing ap- 
parel, and his man saddle and bridle to Thomas Talmage and his wife and their 
sou Thomas ; friends Jonathan Hunttlng of E., and John Mackie of Southamp- 
ton ex'rs; pro. June 8, 1747. 

JoNATUAN Baker (Lib. 16, 826), carpenter, will of May 81, 1743, wife Han- 
nah, son Jonathan, gr. son Jacob Baker; wife and son ex'rs; pro. Sept. 12, 

Aron Fithian (Lib. 17, 289), yeoman, will of Jan. 12, 1750, weak, wife Bet- 
tiah, daus. Mary Talmage and Ester Jones, son David ; wife and friend Eliezer 
Miller ex'rs; pro. June 28, 1760. 

Jonathan HuNTTiNG (Lib. 17, 891), shopkeeper, will of Jan. 7, 1760, wife 
Esther, children (not named) ; wife and her father Mathew Mulford ex*rs ; pro. 
May 8, 1761. 

David Gardiner (Lib. 17, 416), of Isle of Wight, gentleman, will of May 16, 
1761, sick, wife Mehetable; Mehetable Burrows and Mary Barrows, his wife's 
daus; sons John, David, Abraham, and daus. Abigail, and Hannah; sons David 
and Abraham ex'rs; pro. July 28, 1761. 

Setu Parsons (Lib. 18, 266), yeoman, will of Aug. 12, 1752, sick, wife Abi- 
gail, cousin Seth Barnes; nephew Seth Woodruff, son of sister Elizabeth; 
nephew Recompense Sherrill, son of sister Puah; nephew Seth Parsons, son ot 
brother John; bro. -in-law Recompense Sherrill, Jr., neices Mary and Abigail 
Parsons, daus. of brother John ; wife and bro.-ln-law Sherrill ex'rs ; pro. Sep. 
21, 1752. 

Marah CoNCKLiNa (Lib. 19, 2), widow of Luis Conckllng, will of Aug. 15, 
1747, son Sineas; foor gr. ch. William, Zebedy, Abraham and Elizabeth Plerson; 

1901.] Ancient Burial^ Grounds of Long Island. 203 

two gr. ch. Chrysopher and Sineas Dible; three gr. ch. Daniel, Luis and John 
Miller; dans, now living, Esther, Zeriah and Abigail; son Sineas and Burnet 
Miller ex'rs; pro. Jan. 11, 1764. 

Eliphalet Stratton (Lib. 19, 8), yeoman, will of Mar. 19, 1746, wife Phebe, 
three youngest daus. Rebecca, Mary and Phebe under 18; dau. Martha Pierson; 
sons Jeremiah, David, Samuel and Abraham; sons Jeremiah, David, and Sam- 
uel when he is 21, to be ex'rs; pro. Jan. 11, 1754. 

Thomas Chatfield (Lib. 19. 11), will of May 14, 1751, wife Hannah, son 
John, gr. Bou Thomas, son of dec'd son Thomas, " father Stratten; " gr. daus. 
Phebe and Abigail Chatfield and daus. Mary Gelston and Anna Mulf ord ; three 
ch. of dec*d son Thomas; pro. Jan. 23, 1764. 

Nathaniel Hunting (Lib. 19, 14), dark, will of Sept. 17, 1751, sons Nathan- 
iel, Samuel and John : two gr. sons ch. of dec*d son Edward, Isaac and Edward ; 
also Edward's two daus. Mercy and Mehitable; gr. sons Jonathan and Matthew, 
ch. of dec'd son Jonathan ; gr. son Nathaniel ; sons John and Samuel ex'rs ; pro. 
Feb. 11, 1764. 

Thomas Osborn, Jr. (Lib. 19, 23), taylor. will of Nov. 14, 1768, wife Jean 
(now with child), son Thomas, daus. Deborah, Jean, Mary and Elizabeth; bros. 
Joseph and Jeremiah Osborn ex'rs; pro. Jan. 11, 1754. 

JosiAH Osborne (Lib. 19, 202), will of Sept. 12, 1764, wife, not named; sons 
Jedediah and Jonathan ; daus. Sarah and Zariah Osborne ; Daniel LealL and 
James Hand, Jr. ex'rs; pro. Dec. 10, 1764. 

Edward Mulford (Lib. 19, 204), joyner, will of Sept. 7, 1754, wife Amey, 
son Nathan ; wife and bro. Timothy Mulford ex*rs ; pro. Dec. 10, 1764. 

John Hand (Lib. 19, 336), yeoman, will of Feb. 1, 1766, wife Hannah, sons 
Daniel, Henry and John; daus. Mary and Phebe; sons John and Daniel ex'rs; 
pro. Sep. 11, 1755. 

Joseph Hicks (Lib. 19, 338), yeoman, will of Feb. 28, 1765 ; wife Bethla, 
sons Bishop, Joseph and Samuel; daus. Elizabeth, Bethla and Mary; wife and 
bro.-in-law Nathan Conckling ex'rs ; pro. Sep. 26, 1756. 

James Hand, Jr. (Lib. 20, 463), will of Oct. 19, 1767, sick, wife Mary, son 
James, dau. Jemima under 21 ; wife and Job Pierson ex'rs ; pro. Dec. 14, 1757. 

Danifx Osborn (Lib. 20, 456), tanner, will of Sep. 23, 1760, wife, not named, 
two daus., sous Daniel, Jonathan and David; gr. father Thomas Osborn 
dec'd; son Jonathan and cousin Joseph Osborne ex'rs; pro. Jan. 12, 1758. 

Ephkaim Burnet (Lib. 22, 416), cordwainer, will of Feb. 1, 1761; wife, not 
named, dau. Sybill Cook, son Stephen, gr. son Stephen Burnit ; pro. Feb. 9, 

Elisha Osborn (Lib. 22, 420), will of Jan. 26,1761, wife Elizabeth, sons 
Zebed I, Elisha and Matthew; dau. Ruth Stratton; Elizabeth (relationship not 
stated) ; dau. Ester Osborn ; Daniel Leek and son Zebedi exrs ; pro. Feb. 13, 

William Conklino (Lib. 22, 513), will of Nov. 29, 1760, wife Ruth, dau. Ruth, 
sons William, Stephen and Abraham, dau. Mary, youngest son Jacob; John 
Chatfield and son Jacob ex*rs; pro. Mar. 18, 1761. 

Stkimien Hedoes (Lib. 23, 151), yeoman, will of May 22, 1769; wife Annie, 
sons Matthew, Ellas, Timothy and Nathaniel; 40 acres " at a place called 
Newbourgh on the Hudson River"; daus. Annie, Esther and Ruth; son Nathan- 
iel to be maintained by Matthew and Elias jointly after Ellas is 21 ; Wm. Hedges, 
Jr. and Timothy Mulford ex'rs; pro. Aug. 27, 1761. 

Elias Mulford (Lib. 23, 154), yeoman, will of Apr. 16, 1766, wife Mary, 
daus. Elizabeth and Phebe, son Samuel; wife and son ex'rs; pro. Oct. 10, 1761. 

James Hand (Lib. 23, 166), will of Oct. 19, 1754, sick, wife, not named, 
sons James, Jr., Ezekicl, Jeremiah and Samuel; daus. Mary Thorps, Sarah Tal- 
mage and Rebecca Hand ; gr. dau. Experience Hand ; son James, and Elenor, 
son of Elnathan White ex'rs; pro. Oct. 17, 1761. 

Jonathan Hedges (Lib. 24, 17), will of Dec. 16, 1762, wife Hannah, brother 
Benjamin, daus. Lois Barnabe, Mehitable and Abigail, sons Reuben and Jona- 
than; col. Abraham Gardiner and son Jonathan ex'rs; pro. April 16, 1763. 

Daniel Dayton TLlb. 24, 185), will of Sept. 14, 1761, wife Mary, sons Daniel 
and Henry, and the latter's three children, Deborah, Hannah and Samuel; dau. 
Mary Mulford and three of her children, Mary, Jonathan and Nathan ; wife and 
son Daniel ex'rs; prob. May 19, 1763. 

Nathan Dayton (Lib. 24, 472), will of March 10, 1763, sons Nathan, Abra- 

204 Ancient Burial'Gnmnds of Long Island. [April, 

ham and Jonathan (the latter to support hfs brother Samael), dans. Elizabeth 
and Joanna; sons Nathan and Abraham ex'rs; prob. Jnne 80, 1764. 

GiLKS Gardinru (Lib. 24, 522), will of Jan. 17, 1760, son Abraham Baker, 
{Crandson Rosccl Gardiner, dan. Elizabeth Baker, grand dan. Abigail Gardiner; 
Uriah Miller and Jolin Gardiner ex'rs; prob. Not. 7, 1764. 

JouN Talmaob (Lib. 24, 524), will of Oct 10, 1760, wife Ann, sons John, 
Ennis (Enos?), Jeremiah, Daniel, David, Nathaniel and Joslah; Elizabeth 
Hedges, Experience Edwards, Rebecca Cady, Abigail Conkling and Margaret 
Bntler (probably daughters); three youngest dans. Hannah Leek, Martha 
Strong and Rachel Talmage ; Elihn Howell and Daniel Leek ex'rs ; pro. Nov. 
7, 1764. 

Bethiah BuRNiT (Lib. 24, 527) will of July 25, 1764, son Stephen Bumit, 
grand dans. Mary Bumit and Sybel Cook; dau. SybelCook; son Abraham Cook 
ex'r; pro. Nov. D, 1764. 

TuoMAS MuLFORD (Lib. 25, 89), will of May 28, 1767, yeoman, wife Deborah, 
sons Elisha, Thomas, Daniel and Barnabas; sons Elisha and Thomas ex'rs; 
pro. June 26, 1765. 

John DiMON (Lib. 25, 92), will of March 8, 1764, yeoman, dans. Deborah 
Miller, Elizabeth Hand, Rachel and Mary ; sons John, Abraham and Isaac, the 
last two ex'rs ; pro. June 26, 1765. 

John Daviks (Lib. 25, 292), will of Aug. 30, 1763, aged and infirm, dan. in 
law Mehittabel Stratton and her son Benjamin Stratton; nephew John Davis; 
devises to Jonathan Baker, Deborah wife of Josiah Miller, Jr., John Davis Jr., 
Abigail wife of Daniel Conkling, Hannah wife of Lion Gardiner; books of his- 
tory and divinity to Meliettabic Stratton, Hannah Gardiner, Abigail Conkling 
and nephew John Davis; Mehittabel Stratton, John Davis, Jr., and friends John 
Gardiner and Daniel Conkling, ex'rs ; pro. Aug. 8, 1766. 

John SxitAxroN (Lib. 25, 461), will of May 7, 1759, farmer, wife Elizabeth, 
sons Matthew, Stephen, John and Samuel; daus. Hannah, Phebe, Amy and 
Elizabeth; wife and sou Matthew ex'rs; codicil of Aug. 29, 1761; pro. Jan. 28, 

CoRNKUUS Conkling (Lib. 25, 464), will of March 30, 1765, yeoman, dau. in 
law Kuth, widow of dcc'd son Cornelius; gr. son Cornelius under 18, Ruth, 
Deborah and Abigail, all children of dcc'd son Coniellns ; dans. Elizabeth and 
Esther; children of dec'd daus. Mary and Jane; sons Mulfordand Nathan, who 
are ex'rs with friend Eleazor Miller; pro. Jan. 28, 1767. 

Jekkmiah Mulfokd (Lib. 25, 46J;), will of Dec. 28, 1765, yeoman, sons Lem- 
uel, Kzeklel, Jeremiah, Job, Abraham and David; daus. Hannah Brant and 
Abigail Howell; sons T^niuel and Ezeklel ex'rs; pro. Dec. 17, 1766. 

Danikl Hand (Lib. 25, 480), will of Feb. 13, 1761, wife Sarah, sons Josiah, 
Silas and David; laud in Hanover, Morris Co., N. J. ; dau. Elizabeth Pierson; 
wife and son David ex'rs; pro. Mar. 11, 1767. 

Davii> Conkling (Lib. 26, 270), will of Sept 5, 1754, yeoman, indisposed, 
wife Hannah, sons David and Simon, daus. Hannah Dayton and Sarah Conk- 
ling; sons Samuel and Zebulou ex'rs; pro. Dec. 24, 1767. 

Thomas Millkk (Lib. 26, 284), will of Apr. 19, 1766, wife Hannah, son 
Thomas " if compos mentis when 21," two married daughters, and four younger 
daughters ; friends Job Tiersou and Daniel Leek ex'rs with wife ; pro. Jan. 
12, 17G8. 

John Huntting (Lib. 26, 369), will of Feb. 23, 1768, cooper, wife Clemence, 
daus. Clemence Shorrell, Jane Conkling, Ruth Miller, Mary Osbom, Phebe Mul- 
ford, Lucreshe Miller, Temperance Conkling. Jerusha Hedges and Easter Chat- 
fleld; four gr. daus. children of dec'd dau. Elizabeth Miller, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Phebe and Ruth; dau. In law Jane Conkling; three sons in law, Burnet Miller, 
Jeremiah Miller and capt. David Mulford ex'rs; prob. Apr. 25, 1768. 

Isaac Raiins (Lib. 27, 156), will of Jan 2, 1765, son Isaac, daus. Patience, 
Ellzal)cth and Anna; friends Noah Barns and David Stratton ex'rs; pro. Sept. 
16, 1769. 

Nathaniel Huntting (Lib. 27, 289), will of July 18, 1768, wife Mary, sons 
Nathaniel, William and Joseph, grandson John Huntting, three sons ex'rs; pro. 
July 25, 1770. 

Jonathan Hedges (Lib. 27, 291), will of Oct. 9, 1769, wife and children 
(not named) ; wife and friends Timothy Miller and Benjamin Hedges ex'rs; 
pro. July 25, 1770. 

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James Barnaby (Lib. 27, 401) will of July 24, 1769, wife Lois, son James, 
dans. Hannah, Sabra and Elizabeth (speaks of ** sons and daughters ") ; Thomas 
Wickham and John Chatfleld cx'rs ; pro. Nov. 26, 1770. 

Bbthiah Fithian (Lib. 27, 402), will of Mar. 5, 1768, spinster, son David 
Flthlan, ** my great bible," *' dau. Mary Talmage the child of ray dau. Esther 
Johnes "; John Gardiner and John Davis ex*rs, pro. Nov. 26, 1770. 

Henry Conckling (Lib. 27, 403), will of July 7, 1770, yeoman, wife Amy, 
sons Henry (under 21) and Jedediah, dans. Charlotte, Amy, Mary, Sarah, Cioah, 
Hannah, Ruth and Easter; wife, brother John Davis and brother Edward 
Conkllng ex'rs; pro. Nov. 26, 1770. 

JosiAH Miller (Lib. 27, 406), will of Feb, 13, 1768, yeoman, son Joslah; 
grandson David, son of Joslah ; son Jeremiah ; dau. Phebe Parsons ; son Mat- 
thew Miller, -'a cripple and unable to support himself"; son in law John Par- 
sons 4th and son Jeremiah ex'rs ; pro. Nov. 26, 1770. 

Timothy Miller (Lib. 27, 409), will of Apr. 27, 1769, wife Hannah, sons 
Daniel. Timothy, Peleg, Elisha and David ; dans. Zurviah, Temperance, Eliza- 
beth, Hannah and Charlotte (all Miller) ; wife, and sons David and Elisha ex*rs ; 
pro. Nov. 26, 1770. 

William Hedges (Lib. 27, 682) will of Jan. 28, 1755, yeoman, ** poorly in 
body," sons William and Stephen ; grandson David, son of dec'd son Jeremiah ; 
son Ezekiel; five daus. Hannah, Mary, Zurviah, Elizabeth and Phebe; sons 
William and Stephen ex'rs; pro. Jan. 14, 1771. 

Nathaniel Baker (Lib. 28, 269) will of Apr. 10, 1771, son (oldest) David, 
and Samuel (*' youngest now living ") , daus. Sarah Hedges and Phebe Howet(?) ; 
sons ex'rs ; pro. June 2, 1772. 

Nathan Dayton (Lib. 28, 448) will of Feb. 3, 1773, sons Abraham, Ellas and 
Nathan ; daus. Amy, Phebe, and Mary ; brother Samuel to be maintained by the 
six children ; brother Samuel Mulf ord and friend Stephen Hedges ex*rs ; pro. 
March 5, 1778. 

Jeremiah Talmaqb (Lib. 28, 462), will of Aug. 29, 1770, farmer, wife Mary, 
son Jeremiah, wife and loving brother Daniel Leek ex'rs : pro. Mar. 6, 1773. 

Matthew Mulford (Lib. 29, 106), will of Apr. 23, 1774, yeoman, grandson 
David Hedges, granddaus. Elizabeth and Jerusha Gardiner; ** lawful" son 
Daniel Mulford, who is ex*r; pro. June 2, 1774. 

David Gardiner (Lib. 29, 188), will of Sept. 7, 1774, gentleman, of the 
Isle of Wight, wife Jerusha, sister Jerusha Gardiner; brother Septimus, sister 
Hannah Gardiner, youngest son David, oldest son John Lyon Gardiner; children 
all under 21 ; uncles Col. Abraham Gardiner and Capt. David Mulford, and 
friend Thomas Wickham ex'rs; pro. Sept. 16, 1774. 

Mary Miller (Lib. 30, 68), will of Oct. 15, 1770, wife of Eleazar Miller, 
cousins Patrick Authur Gold and Sarah Farnon; silver tankard *' which 
was father Howell's" to Anuanlas Cooper's four daus.; cousin Pheby, wife of 
Thcophllus Halsey; three daus. of James Hlldradge, Marah, Kebekah and 
Pheby, under 18; sons of James Illldrage, Joshua, Noah and David, under 21 ; 
to Elisha Pain, pastor of the church at Mecot £4, and £60 for charitable uses ; 
James Hlldrage, Jr.; husband signs approval; Elisha Pain, John Cook and 
Annanlas Cooper, all of Southampton, ex'rs; pro. Nov. 28, 1775. 

John Dayton (Lib. 30, 176), will of Mar. 5, 17G8, sick, wife Abigail, son 

John ; names wife's first husband Seth Parsons ; four daus. Joanna, Elizabeth, 

Phebe and Martha, grandsons John, Joslah, and David Dayton; wife, son John, 

and Burnet Miller ex'rs; pro. Apr. 27, 1776. 

WiLUAM OsBORN (Lib. 30, 233), win of Jan. 12, 1771, yeoman, wife Sarah, 

grandson William Mulford, dau. Johannah Mulf ord ; said gr. son and Abraham 
ardiner, ex'rs; pro. Feb. 25, 1774. 

David Baker (Lib. 30, 249), will of Apr. 1, 1774, yeoman, wife Mehitable, 
daus. Mary and Sarah, son David under 20; '* cane, sword, desk and plate that 
was my father's"; wife and brothers in law Abraham Miller and Stephen 
Hedges, ex'rs; pro. April 19, 1774. 

Abraham Gardiner, Esq. (Lib. 35, 206), will of Aug. 18, 1772, Indisposed, 
wife Mary, sons Abraham and Nathaniel, daus. Mary Thomson and Rachel 
Mulford; friend and niece Ruth Smith; friend Rev. Samuel Buell, M.A. ; wife 
and two sons and sons In law Isaac Thomson and David Mulford ex'rs ; pro. 
Dec. 80, 1782. 

Phebe Parsons (Lib. 87, 74), will of May 17, 1781, very sick, dau. Phebe, 

206 Ancient Burial-Gfraunds of Long Idand. [April, 

gr. daas. Fhebe and Elizabeth, cousin Lacratla WIekham, dan. Mary Oabom; 
«*the noat that I have against Jeremiah"; friend Stephen Hedge* and sob 
Jeremiah Osbom ex'rs; pro. May 10, 1784. 

Jonathan Osborn (Lib. 87, 75), will of Kor. 11, 1781, yeoman, iHfe ISllza- 
beth, son Joseph, brother David, youngest son Daniel, sons Jonathan, Henry 
and Samael ; Samuel Hutclilnson, sons Joseph and Jonathan ez*r8; pro. May 19, 

John Pabsons 4th (Lib. 87, 78), will of Oct. SI, 1775, yeoman, Indispoaad, 
wife Phebe, dans. Fhebe Hutchinson and Mary Parsons, son In law Samuel 
Hutchinson ; wife, son in law, and dan. Mary ex'rs ; pro. May 19, 1784. 

WiLUAM Jaoobr (Lib. 87, 88), will of July 25, 1775, mariner; wife Abigail 
sole devisee and ex'x ; pro. May 19, 1784. 

EuAS Ck>NKLiNa (Lib. 88, 78), will of May 29, 1780, wife (unnamed), dans. 
Loes, Mary and Amey; wife and Ezel:iel Malford ex'rs; pro. June 20, 1785. 

Zebadee Osborn (Lib. 88, 871), will of Dec. 2, 1785, yeoman, wife BCary, 
dan. Abigail Norris, sons Abraham and Elisha; Inrother Sllsha and son Elishs 
ex'rs; pro. Dec. 22, 1785. 

John Mulford (Lib. 38, 878), will of Aug. 23, 1783, yeoman, sick, only son 
Josiah, wife (not named) ; gr. son John, eldest son of dec'd son John; dans. 
Jerasha, Esther and Mary ; gr. dan. Phebe, child of dec'd dan. Hannah ; brothers 
in law John Dayton and Abraham Miller, and son Josiah ex'rs ; pro. Jan. 26, 

Recompense Sherrill (Lib. 39, 4), will of Feb. 4, 1786, yeoman, sons 
Abraham and Stephen, eldest son Recompense, eldest dau. Sarah (3onkling, dan. 
Push, unmarried; wife (not named); sons Abraham and Stephen, and doctor 
Samnel Hutchinson ex'rs ; pro. Mar. 14, 1786. 

John Hedges (Lib. 89, 5), will of Mar. 10, 1786, yeoman, dans. Mary Isaacs 
and Ruth Howell; son Daniel and Jeremiah Miller ex'rs; pro. Mar. 14, 1786. 

MuLVORD CoNKUNG (Lib. 39, 13), will of Jan. 23, 1781, yeoman, son Daniel 
(under 21), wife Pnah, dans. Pnah and Mary, son Mulford; wife, bro. Nathan 
Conkling Jr. and Jesse Dayton, ex'rs; pro. Mar. 27, 1786. 

Jkdediah Osbounk (Lib. 39, 67), will of Feb. 19, 1785, very weak, sons 
Jacob, John and Isaac, and ** other children"; "Jacob to improve his land 
until son Isaac shall return home " ; sons Jacob and Isaac ex'rs, (only Jacob 
qualified) ; pro. Apr. 18, 1786. 

Samuel Baker (Lib. 89, 302), will of Feb. 26, 1786, yeoman, wife Abigail, 
son Thomas, daus. Joanne, Amy, Sarah and Hannah; sons Nathaniel, Lewis 
and Abraham; bro. David dec'd; wife and Nathaniel Dominy ex'rs; pro. Oct. 
20, 178G. 

William Schellinx (Lib. 9, 84), administration on his estate to Phebe 
Schellinx, July 8, 1719. 

Annakias Conkung (Lib. 11, 86), administration on his estate to his son 
Joseph Conkling, Oct. 22, 1730. 

William Sciiellunx (Lib. 13, 371), yeoman, administration on his estate to 
William Schcllunx, Apr. 19, 1740. 

Nathaniel Bishop (filed but not recorded), will of May 1, 1685, in health 
and good mind, wife (not named), son Daniel, six and one half acres in Indlsn 
Well Plain to son Nathaniel; dau. Mary; Capt. Josiah Hobart and Samuel 
Mulford ex'rs. 

In an ancient volume, known as *' Sessions No. 1," in the office of the 
County Clerk of Suffolk, the following Easthampton wills occur. 

William Hedges (p. 40), will of March 17, 1674, eldest son Stephen, wife 
Rose, son Isaac, four daujs:hters (not named); wife ex'x; pro. Nov. 11, 1679; 
inventory appraised Sep. 29, 1674. 

Richakd Stuatton, Sr. (p. 67), will of Apr. 7, 1674, eldest son Richsrd, 
second son Thomas, wife Elizabeth, younger sons Isaac and Benjamin, dan. 
Elizabeth ; wife ex'x ; father in law William Edwards and bro. John Stretton, 
Sr., overvseers; pro. June 7, 1676. 

Edmund Shaw, Sr. (p. 66), will of May 3, 1675, sons Thomas and Richard; 
two daus. ; wives of Henry Ludlam and John Foster ; pro. June 6, 1676. 

Joshua Gakuck, Jr. (p. 78), will of Aug. 24, 1677, sons Joshua (under 21) 
and John, dan. Hannah and wife Elizabeth; capt. Talmage and John Mulford 
overseers ; pro. Mar. 16, 1678. 
Willlam Fithian (p. 118), will of Dec. 11, 1678, wife Margaret, who is 

1901.] Ancient Burial- Grounds of Long Island. 207 

ex*! ; eldest son Snoch, son Samnel, dans. Sarah and Hannah ; child of dec'd 
dan. Martha ; son Samnel ex'r If he survives his mother, if not, then Enoch ; 
Thomas Baker and Thomas James overseers; pro. Mar. 2, 1681. 

TnoMAS DiAMENT (or Dyment) disposed of his estate by malting fonr deeds 
of gift, which the Court of Sessions, sitting at Southampton on 7^, 8^ and 
9**^ days of March 1683, accepted as his will. The first, dated Aug. 21, 1677, 
recites a proposed marriage between his son James and Hannah, dau. of min- 
ister James, and the grantor binds himself to the minister to convey certain 
lands to the son to l>e enjoyed by him after the death of the grantor and his 
wife. The second, dated Dec. 27, 1G80, gives to same son furniture and per- 
sonal property. The third, dated July 28, 1682, recites the death of youngest 
son John, and gives James additional real estate, charging him and grantor's 
wife Mary to pay small legacies to daus. Sarah Hea(Uy of New Jersey, 
Abygayle, Hannah Bird, Ruth Dayton and Elizabeth Miller. The fourth instru- 
ment, also dated July 28, 1682, calls the grantor Thomas Dyment, Sr., and 
recites that having given the house and land at Georgica to his youngest son 
Thomas at his man^age, this is to convey to him other lands to take effect at 
the death of grantor and wife. (Dyment died, and a dispute about the division 
of his estate was settled Mar. 9, 1683 by agreement signed by the widow, min- 
ister James and Edward Howell, as recorded in same volume, p. 132.) 

Richard Shaw, Sr. (p. 141), will of Sept. 7, 1680, wife Remember, five sons 
now at home, eldest Richard, second Edward, and William, Joshua and Ben- 
jamin; dau. Elizabeth under 18; son John has been given to grandparents 
Garlick; son Richard ex*r; pro. June 1683. 

William Edwards (p. 176), will of Feb. 1, 1681, sons John and Thomas; 
gr. son William, son of Thomas; gr. son, Josiah, son of John; dau. Sarah; 
gr. sons William, son of John, and Ephralm, son of Thomas; dau. Elizabeth 
Baker, dau. Ann Squire; five children of dau. Elizabeth, viz. Richard, Thomas, 
Isaac, Benjamin and Elizabeth Stratton; wife Ann ex'x; pro. Oct. 22, 1685; 
inventory taken Aug. 19, 1686. 

John Parsons (p. 202), will of Mar. 6, 1686, eldest son Samuel under 21, 
sons John and Robert, brother Samuel Parsons ; wife and daus. but not named; 
no ex'r named; pro. Mar. 16, 1686. 

John Stratton, Sr. (p. 220), will of Aug. 30, 1684, eldest son John, second 
son Joseph, third Stephen, fourth Cornelius; gr. ch. Joseph, son of Stephen 
Hand; dau. Abigail, wife of Harry Norris; dau. Rebecca Busnell; dau. Ruth 
White ; son Joseph ; grandsons Steven Hand and Stephen Hedges ; sons John, 
Stephen and Cornelius ex'rs; pro. Mar. 16, 1686. 

John Mulford, Sr. (p. 230), will of Dec. 4, 1683, wife Freezneed, son John, 
eldest son Samuel; dau. Hannah, wife of Benjamin Conkline, who has five 
children ; youngest dau. Mary, wife of Jeremy Miller, who has two children ; 
bro. William MuLford ; son John ex'r. Thomas James and bro. William over- 
•eers; pro. Oct. 19, 1686.* 

William Mulford, Sr. (p. 238), will of Feb. 26, 1679, wife Sarah, eldest 
son Thomas (unmarried), sons William and Benjamin; two eldest daus. Sarah 
and Rachell, both married; wife ex'x; Samuel Mulford and Stephen Hedges 
overseers; codicil of Nov. 26, 1684; pro. Mar. 16, 1687. 

Bazallikll OsBoiiNE (p. 243) nuncupative will Feb. 11, 1687, bro. Jonathan, 
wife Elizabeth; bro. in law Arthur Howell and bis two sons and dau. Elizabeth; 
bro. Joseph; proved on oaths of Benjamin Conkliug, John Greenfield and 
John Enorrs; pro. March 17, 1687. 

Recorded in the *' Lester Will Book" in the office of the County Clerk 
of Suflfblk are the following wills, etc. 

Thomas Talmaoe (p. 26), will of Apr. 23, 1687, wife Elizabeth, sons Na- 
thaniel, Shubael and Onesiraus; gr. son Thomas, son of Nathaniel; daus. 
Naomi, Hannah and Sarah Bee; sons Nathaniel and Onesimns ex*rs; pro. Sep. 
29, 1691. 

John Cartll (p. 42) , letters of administration on his estate to Remember, 
bis widow, Oct. 21, 1691. 

Steven Hand, Sr. (p. 76;, will of May 17, 1688, oldest son Stephen, sons 

* There is a beanost to ** Hester," and 5 sh. each to her three children, bat nothing 
to indicate her relation to testator. Presumably she was a daughter, as the bequests 
to her children are the same as .to his grandchildren. 

208 8heafe Family of Ouil/ord^ Oonn. [April, 

Samuel and Joseph, and flye dans. ; wife Rebecca; lettexa of administration to 
widow, Apr. 15, 1698. 

John Edwards (p. 86), will of Ang. 25, 1685, wife Mary, oldest son Thomas, 
sons John, William and Josiah; wife ex'x; pro. Not. 10, 1698. 

Thomas Jamks (Rev.) (p. 183), will of June 5, 1696, eldest dan. Sarah, wife 
of Peregrine Stanborongh; dan. Mary, wife of John Stretton; dan. Hannah, 
wife of James Dyment; dan. Ruth, wife of Thomas Harris; gr. eh. Kary 
Stanborough and Mary Stretton ; dan. in law Anne, now wife of Mr. Abraham 
Howell of Southampton, formerly wife of testator's son Nathaniel; eldest gr. 
son John M. Stanborongh; dan. in law Mary, wife of John Mnlford; dan. In 
law Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Osbom; sons In law Stanborongh, Stretton, 
Dyment and Harris, ez'rs; sons in law Mnlford and Osbom oyerseers; prored 
Jnne 28, 1696. 

Recorded in Liber A of Deeds in the Office of the Conn^ Clerk of 

Thomas Chatfield (p. 4), will of June 22, 1686, oldest son Thomas, wife 
(not named) , dau. Anne, wife of Josiah Stanborongh, dan. Elisabeth, wife of 
Edward Joanes, daus. Sarah and Mary, and son John ; son Thomas ez'r, John 
Mnlford Jr., Benjamin Osborne, and Thomas James, overseers; pro. Oct. 20, 

John Osborne (p. 7), dec*d May 2, 1687 ; inventory presented to Court of 
Sessions Oct. 19, 1687. 

End of Will8. 

[To be continued.] 




By Walter K. Watkixs, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

Some of the principal settlers of Guilford, Conn., were men from the 
county of Kent, England, and it was an old Kent family, the Guildfords 
or Guldefords of Hemsted, Kent, from which it derived its name. 

Located at Hemsted, in Benenden parish, which adjoins Cranbrook and 
Rolvenden, soon after the Conquest, the Guhlford family were prominent, 
both from their public service and through the alliances they formed. It 
was in 1575 that Sir Thomas Guldeford entertained Queen Elizabeth at 
Hemsted. A modern mansion has since been erected there, and b the 
seat of Viscount Cranbrook, a recent creation (1878), the Guldford bar- 
onetcy having become extinct in the first part of the eighteenth century. 

Another residence of the Guldefords was Halden-Place, in Rolvenden 
parish, which came into their family by marriage of an heiress of the 
Haldens, temp. Henry FV. 

It was Sir Henry Guldeforde, son of Sir Thomas above mentioned, who 
in 1587 sold a Thomas Kitchell 100 acres of marsh ground in Guldeforde 
marsh, in the parish of East Guldeforde, Sussex. Tliis marsh is now 
known as Guldeforde Level. 

It was shortly before this period that Thomas Sheaffe, grandfather of 
Jacob the emigrant, purchased lands in Woodchurch, Kenardington and 
Apledore, Kent, of Richard Guildford, son of Sir John and half brother 
of Sir Thomas — Richard having become possessed of the Manor of Home, 

1901.] Sheaf t Family of Guilford, Conn. 209 

alias Kenardington, by marriage with an heiress of the Horn family. 
After this, Richard, not having taken the oath of supremacy to Queen Eliza- 
beth, was declared attainted and fled the country, and his lands were for- 
feited to the crown. 

At Tenterden, where a branch of the Whitfields Uved, Pittlesden Manor 
at one time (Hen. VII.) belonged to Sir Edward Guldeford, Kt. Kenchill 
in the same parish also belonged to him. 

Troops of young Flemings came to England in the time of Edward III., 
to establish the cloth trade, and finding Cranbrook, Kent, a favored spot 
for the industry, it was started there, and broadcloth halls were soon built, 
where the master manufacturer lived and kept his stock. Many of these 
halls are standing to-day ; one of these is Willesley House (the residence 
of W. Smith Marriot, Esq.). Willesley was bequeathed to Edmond, 
father of Jacob Sheafe of Boston, by his uncle, William Sheafe of Cran- 
brook, who received it from his wife's step-father. Dr. Thomas Lange, of 
St. Cosmos and Damain-in-the-Blean, near Canterbury, in 1594. The 
doth trade prospered, and large fortunes were made by the " Grey Coats 
of Kent," as they were called after their dress. Of these cloth workers 
were the Sheafe family, and others with whom they intermarried. 

Thomas Sheffe of Cransbrook, Kent, in his will proved at Canterbury, 
10 July, 1520, mentions his desire to be buried in the church of St. Duns- 
tan of Cranbrook, within St. Thomas's Chancel, before the image of Our 
Lady of Pity there. 

Richard Shefp, born about 1510 ; died 1557 ; m. about 1534, Eliza- 
beth ; buried 15 Oct., 1564. 

Children : 

Joan, m. Richard KnachbuU. 
Thomas, b. abt. 1636. 

Katheuine, m. Love. 

Margaret, b. 1538; bur. 14 June, 1574. 
Makoarrt, b. 1640; m. John Smersoll. 
Alice, b. 1541. 
William, b. 1543. 
Mary, b. 1546. 
Anne, b. 1546. 

The Will of Richard Sheff, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
(34 Wrastley.) 

The 2l8t day of June, 1657, I Richard Sheff of the parish of Crancbroke in 
CO. Kent, clothier. 

To be burled in the parish Church of Cranebroke, in St. Thomas's Chancel, 
beside the body of my father. 

(Leg^acies to the said Church and to the poor there.) 

An obit to be Icept yearly in the said church for 4 years after my death. 

I ^ve to Elizabeth my wife ;^200. 

To each of my unmarried daughters, viz., Margaret Sheff aged 16i years, 
Alice Sheff aged 16i, Margery Sheff aged 18i, Mary Sheff aged 11|, & Anne Sheff 
mged 11 years at Easter next before the date hereof, I give £oO, 

If more than 2 of my daughters die before attaining the age of 25 or unmar- 
ried, then their portions to go to my sons Thomas & William, when the latter 
reaches the age of 22. 

The said Thomas to be charged with the bringing up of my said dau", & I 
give him one of my silver goblets. 

To Joan Knachebnll my dau. another goblet. 

To Elizabeth my wife my best silver goblet, &c. &c. 

To Katheryn Love my dau. a silver pot, & a scripture thereupon parcel gilt. 

To Anne KnachebuU dau. of Richard Knachebuli & Joan my dau. £3. 11. 8. 

210 8heafe FamUy of CMlfard, Omn. [April, 

The residue of my faoosehold stuff (after my wife has taken her choice) to be 
divided between my said wife ft Thomaa my son, reserring to the latter all the 
haoglDff now in my principal tent wherein I now dwell. 

I will that the said Thomas shall yearly for IB years after my death deUver 
to the said Elizabeth at the messna^ whereon I now dwell or at my mesraage 
where Robert Clachynden now dwells in danebrook SO loads of good wood 
"redy made.** 

To William my son £400, 4 1 win that my execntors boy land within the same 
to the nse of my said son. 

To Walter Hendley my consln my best gown, Ac 

To John Sheff my brother £5, Ac. 4c. 

To Mathewe Cryar a gown, 4c 

To Sir John Baker, knt., £5. 

To *< M' Richard Baker Esqnyer " £5. 

The residne of my goods to Thomas my son whom I make executor. 

The said Sir John Baker 4 M'. Ric^ Baker to be overseers. 

This is the last will of me the said Richard Sheff concerning my lands, 4c 

I give to Eliz. my wife the tenement and garden which Robert Clachynden 
now dweUs in In Cranebrook for her life, also an annuity of £10 issuing out of 
all other my messuages, lands, &c. in Cranebrook for her life, also the occupa- 
tion of the great parlour at the upper end of the hall of my principal messuage, 
the chamber over the said parlour, the 2 chambers next tiie barber of the said 
messuage, the little ** Buttre," the little cellar, with a place for her wood. 

I ffive to Thomas Sheff my son aJl my messuages, lands, 4c. in Crauebroke : 
to him and his heirs male; for default, to my son William and his heirs male; 
for default, to the next heirs of the said Thomas in fee simple. 

To William my son all my marsh lands in the parish or Ivechurch in co. Kent: 
to hold to him & his heirs male, for default, to my said son Thomas 4 his hein 
male ; for default, the same to remain to the heirs of the said William in fee 

Witnesses: George Atkynson, Vicar, Richard Courtop, William Corttopp, 
Henry AUard, Water Honly. 

Proved at London 24 Sepf, 1657, by the ex*or. 

Richard Sheaf of Cranbrook was on the Subsidy Roll in 1545. 

Tlie Church warden's accounts for Cranbrook for 1564-5 record the fol- 
lowing: '^ received of Thomas Sheafe four pounds as a bequest for the 
burial of his father and mother in the church, and for repairs to the 

TnoHAS Sheafe, bom about 1535 ; married about 1559, Mary Har 
man, b. 153G. They had fifteen children, nine sons and six daughters. 
Their children, baptized at St Dunstan's, Cranbrook, were : 

A daughter, married George Roberts of Brancheley. 

1. KicHARD, mar. 8 Jan., 1581, Margery Robertes. 

2. Edmund, 17 March, 156&-60; mar. (1) Elizabeth Taylor ; (2) Joan (Jor- 

dan) Downe. 
8. Thomas, 10 Oct., 1562; mar. Maria Wilson. 

Joan, 19 Dec, 1562; mar. Dr. Giles Fletcher. 

Katiikrinb, 13 May, 1564; bur. 27 Oct., 1581 (plague?). 
4. John, Sept., 1565; mar., 30 May, 1586, Katherine Sanders. 
6. Alexander, 15 Dec,, 1566; mar., 13 Sept., 1591, Phebe Hyder. 

Mary, 6 Jan. 1567; bur., 14 Oct. 1581 (plague?). 
6. IIarman, 4 July, 1570; mar. lie, 6 July, 1608, Sara Gyllobrand. 

Ann, 2 Mch., 1571; mar. Peter Courthop. 

Samuel, 21 Feb., 1573. 

William, bur., 27 Oct., 1575. 

Benjamin, 18 Aug., 1577; bur. 21 Aug. 1577. 

Elizabeth, mar. lie, 13 Nov. 1602, Stephen Brett of New Romney. A 
daughter, mar. John Buck. 

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On a small brass plate in Cranbrook Church, Edmund Sheaf e records of 
his mother : 

•• Mary Sheaf e, the wife of Thomas Sheaf e, who lived together nere xlv 
yeares, and has Issae between them iz sons and vi daughters, she a grave and 
charitable Matron, dyed Ixxiil years of Age, November, 1609, impasivit. 
B. 8." 

On a brass on an adjoining stone is : 

«• "William Sheaf e after he had lived godly and christianly the space of 78 
years he departed this life the 21 of December, 1616, and his body lies here 

This refers to William Sheafe of Cranbrook, a brother of Thomas, who 
married, 24 Oct., 1569, Katherine Courtoppe, bur., 24 Mch., 1611. 

Mary Sheafe, their sister, married 26 Jan., 1561, John Couchman. 

William Sheafe evidently had no children, and left his property to his 
brothers and sisters and their children, as shown by his will which follows. 

Thomas Sheafe, yeoman, was buried at Cranbrook, 6 Sept., 1604, and 
an abstract of his will also follows. 

1615, December 29, William Sheaffe of Cranbrooke, co. Kent, yeoman. Poor 
of Cranbrooke £10. Marg' Courthopp, widow, my sister £10. Mary Couchman, 
widow, my sister £10. Richard, ^son of brother Thomas Sheafe, dec.<> £100. 
Bdmund Sheaffe his brother £10. Mr. Doctor Thomas Sheaffe his brother £20. 
Harmon Sheafe his brother i^lOO. Thomas Sheafe, son of said Richard ^^50. 
Bicliard, brother of the said Thomas £bO. Harman, another brother ;^0 when 
21. Joan Bottinge, daughter of Cousin Richard Sheafe <£20. Eliz. Sheafe, 
another daughter £20. Margaret Sheafe, another daughter £20, Helen Sheafe, 
another daughter £20. Thomas Sheafe, son of cousin John Sheafe, dec<i, j6^0. 
John Courthopp and Alex' Courthopp, sonnes of my cousin Peter Courthopp, 
yf^ dwells in the house with me each ;^30. Katherine Courthopp their sister 
j^30. Land mortgaged by kinsman Thomas Sheafe for i^88. same to Mary 
Courthopp, another daughter of s<* Peter if unredeemed. Thomas Sheafe, son 
of Cousin Alex' Sheafe, dec<*, £^0. Alex', Katherine and Mary his brother and 
alHters each ;^20. Thomas Ruck, son of John Ruck, that married brother 
Thomas Sheaf c's daughter ;^20. W" Couchman, son of my sister Couchman. 
Said Peter Courthope ^0 which I lent unto our Sovereign Lord James, and the 
privy seal which I have thereof. John, Edmund, Samuel, Mary, and Helen 
Sheafe, children of cousin John Sheafe, dec**, each ;£*10. Anne Courthopp, 
wife of Peter Courthopp, silver cuppe guylte and 6 best silver spoons and a 
playne silver salte. Foresaid Kath. Courthopp, one silver cuppe, and foresaid 
Mary Courthopp her sister a trencher silver salte guylte, cousin Roberts, wife 
of Mr. George Roberts of Brenchley, ring, etc., Anne Courthopp, wife of the 
said Peter Courthopp furniture, etc., John Courthopp my godson, son of Peter 
Courthopp, cubberd in the kitchen, etc., Alex' Courthopp cubberd in chamber 
over the parlor. Katherine and Mary Courthopp fether bedds, etc. Said god- 
son John Courthopp my two books of Martyrs, and ray great bible. Alex' his 
brother other bible. All pots, glasses, etc., to Anne, wife of Peter Courthopp. 
Dr. Thomas Sheafe, ex'or. W™ Sheafe, sou of Dr. Thomas Sheafe, mes- 
suage, etc., 64 acres where I live. Peter Courthope to have free use, etc., 
for one year. Edmund Sheafe, son of Thomas Sheafe, my brother, mess, at 
Upper Wilsley. Harman Sheafe, messuage, etc., 60 acres In Brenchley. Proved 
9 Jan. 1616 by Dr. Thomas Sheafe. 

Thomas Sheafe of Cranbrooke, yeoman, in his will, dated 1604, proved 
in Canterbury 3 October, 1604, mentions Mr. Eddie, Vicar of Cranbrooke; 
Mary my wife ; my son Richard Sheafe ; my sons Giles F'letcher, George 
Robarts, Peter Courthop, and Stephen Brett ; my daughters Fletcher, 
Robarts, Courthop, and Brett ; my brother William Sheafe and his wife ; 
nay sisters Courthop, Hovenden, Couchman and Gibbion ; Thomas, son of 
my son-in-law John Rucke ; my son John Sheafe ; Edmund, son of my son 

212 Shea/e Family of Ouilfard^ Conn. [April, 

John Sheaf e; Thomas Hannon, my wife's brother; Phoobe, widow of mj 
son Alexander Sheafe ; my lands and tenements in Cianbrooke, Hawkherst, 
Goodhersty Brenchley, PenbariOy Bennenden, Biddenden, Charte, Wood- 
church, Apledore, Kenardington, Rodkinge, Soave, and Warehonie. To 
my son Richard Sheafe my principal messoage, wherein the said Bichard 
then dwelt, with all the lands, etc, belonging to the same in the town and 
parish of Cranbrooke, to him and his heirs for ever, and likewise other lands 
and tenements there, and the moiety of certain lands and premises in Bren- 
chley and Penburie, to him and his heirs for ever. To mj son Eklmimd 
Sheafe lands and tenements which I late purchased of Richard Guilford, 
Esq., in Woodchurch, Kenardington, and Apled(»re, and my messuage and 
lands in Chart and Bedersden, to him and his heirs for ever. To my son 
Thomas Sheafe lands and wood which I purchased of Sir Thomas Fane, 
Knt, containing 23 acres in Bennenden, to him and his heirs for ever. To 
John Sheafe, my son, my messuage, dye house, buildings, etc, with the 
lands belonging to it in Goodherst, in the occupation of the said John 
Sheafe, also two tenements and 17 acres of land purchased by me of Sir 
Thomas Fane, Knt, in Benenden and Biddenden, and other tenements in 
Cranbrooke, to him and his heirs for ever. To Thomas, son of my son 
Alexander Sheafe, deceased, and Phoebe, his wife, my messuage called 
Bakers, with the dye house and lands, etc., belonging to it in Cranbrooke, 
also my messuage, lands, woods, etc, which I late purchased of John 
Couchman in Biddenden. To Alexander, son of my son, Alexander 
Sheafe, my messuage, lands, woods, etc., in the parish of Cranbrooke, upon 
the Denne of Plushingherst. To my son Harmon Sheafe my messuage, 
lands, etc, in Ruckinge, Snave, and Warehome, also certain tenements in 

Mr. P2ddie, Vicar of Cranbrook, was the Rev. William Eddy who suc- 
ceeded Robert Roads in 1589, and continued there "in low circumstances" 
till he died, in 1816. He was paid by the wardens for transcribing the 
register fairly, from 1558, into the large parchment book still existing, and 
had the clerk's wages for calling the psalms, &c His son Samuel, it is 
said, was the same who came to Plymouth, Mass., in 1630. The predecessor 
of Mr. Roads was Richard Fletcher, who was made vicar in 1558. He 
was father of Richard Fletcher, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, who attended 
Mary Queen of Scots at her execution. The son was made Bishop of 
Bristol in 1589, Worcester in 1592, London in 1594, and he died in 1596 
(he was father of John Fletcher the dramatist). Another son was Giles, 
who in 1588 was an ambassador to Russia, of which nation he wrote a 
curious account in 1590, which was suppressed lest it should give offence 
to Russia. He married, 16 Jan., 1580, Joan Sheafe, and their sons were: 
Phineas, bom in 1584, died about 1650, and Giles, bom about 1588, died 
in 1623 ; two poets of some note. Giles, the father, died in 1610. 

A daughter of Thomas and Mary Sheaf married Greorge Robarts, Esq., 
of Brenchley, Kent ; and Margaret, their daughter and heir, married Sir 
Walter Roberts of Glassenbury, Kent, who was knighted at Greenwich by 
King James, 7 May, 1 624. 

1. Richard Sheafe, born ; married, 8 Jan., 1580-1, Margery 

Their children, baptized at Cranbrook, were : 
Joan, 13 Jan., 1582; m. Jonas Bettings. 
Katherins, 20 Dec, 1584. 

1901.] Sheafe Family of Guilford, Conn. 213 

7. Thomas, 6 Jnne, 1687; m. lie. 8 Aag. 1611, Mary (Maria) Gibbons. 
Elizabeth, 26 Oct., 1589; m. 18 June, 1610, Timothe Collier. 
Anna, 20 Feb., 1691. 

Mary, 1 April, 1693: m. 19 Nov., 1612, Jeremy Gyles. 

8. Richard, 12 Oct., 1595. 
Margaret, 21 May, 1598. 

Elline, 13 Dec, 1601 ; m. lie. 28 July, 1620, John Jacob. 

9. Barman, 12 Oct., 1606. 

Joan, daughter of the above, married Jonas Bottings, schoohnaster and 
parish clerk of Cranbrook. She survived her husband, and was buried 23 
Aug., 1656. Their daughter, Joane Bottings of Goldford, was buried at 
Cranbrook, 10 Nov., 1658. 

2. Edmund Sheafe, bapt. 1560, buried 1 Nov., 1626 ; married (1), 30 
May, 1586, Elizabeth Taylor, buried 5 March, 1598 ; mar. lie (2), 
Jane, or Jone, Jordan, sister of Nicholas Jordan, and widow of 
— Downe of Challock. 

The following children by Elizabeth were christened at Marden, 

10. Thomas, 22 Oct., 1587; m. Mary Sharppy. 

Marie, 24 June, 1690; m. lie. 16 May, 1606, Joseph Glid, clothier, of 

Elizabeth, 13 Aug., 1592; buried 3 Aug., 1593. 
Elizabeth, 2 Dee., 1593. 

11. Edmond, 14 March, 1596. 

Christened at All Saints, Woodchurch, Kent (son of Joan) : 

12. John, 24 Aug., 1600. 
Record not found : 

13. Harman; of Willesley. 

Others were : 

Margaret, m. Robert Kitchell. 

Joanna, d. 16 Aug., 1668; m. (1) William Chittenden; (2) Abraham 

Christened at St. Dunstan's, Cranbrook : 

14. Jacob, 4 Aug., 1616; d. 22 March, 1659; m. Margaret Webb. 
Mary, 19 Oct., 1617; buried 30 Jan., 1617-8. 

Mary, 26 Sept., 1620; d. 22 July, 1693; m. Robert Merr lam. 
1 Aug., 1616, bur. " a crisomer* of Edmond Sheafe." 

Edmond Sheafe of Cranbrook, in his will, dated 1 Nov. 1625, proved in 
the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 11 Dec., 1626, mentions among 
other relatives : Joane my wife, to my wife's five children, and to my three 
sons-in-law which married her daughters — to Joane my wife furniture, etc. 
at her discretion " betwixt her children and mine " — my loving brother- 
in-law Mr. Nicholas Jordan, £sq., for my wife's sake, his own sister, to be 
overseer; my loving kinsman and neighbor Smallhope Bigge of Cram- 
brooke, and Robert Kitchell, now of Crambrooke, my wife's eldest son, 
alflo overseers. 

His wife's five children were probably John, Harmon, Jacob, Mary, and 
eldest daughter Margaret, who married Robert Kitchell. Robert Kitchell 
and Margaret Sheafe were licensed to marry, 21 June, 1631, she being of 
Tenterden, age 30, and he of Rolvenden, and he is stated to have been 
bom in 1604. Under the above circumstances it would seem that son 

* A chrisom child was one buried within a month of its birth ; therefore this was 
probably a twin to Jacob, who must have been born in June or July, 1616. 

214 Shea/e Family of Ouil/brd^ Oonn. [Apil, 

meant 8cm4n4aw. At Bblveiideii, Kent, Bobert Kitdidl md Mngaiet 
Sheafe were married 21 Julr, 1682. Ther abo had bqitiiad in the sama 
parbh, 27 April, 1634, Wurman; and 6 Dec, 1685, SmmneL Robert 
J^tchel went to Connecticat in 1689, and in 1666 remored to Newaik, 
New Jersey, where he died in 1672 ; his widow going to Greenwidi, Conn., 
where she died in 1682. Harman, the son, named after his gnat grand- 
father's family, did not oome to New EngUnd, probaUy ^^ yoong. 
Samuel, hapt 1685, came to Connecticat, married and settled in New 
Jersey, where he died 26 April, 1690. Two other children were Jo 
named after her grandmoUier, .who married Rev. Jeremiah 
Sarah, who died at Guilford, 10 May, 1651. 

Mary Sheafe, bapt 1620, at Cnmbrook, married Robert Merriam of 
Hadlow, Kent, who died at Concord, Mass., 15 Feb., 1682, age 72 yean ; 
while his widow survived till 22 July, 1698, dying at the age of 72 years. 

Mary Merriam, in her will written in 1688, mentions her cousin (neice) 
Mrs. Elizabeth Corwis, eldest daughter of her brother Jacob Sheafe ; her 
cousin (neice) Mrs. Mehitable JMieaf, youngest daughter of the same 
brother ; her sister's four children living in the Southern parts, viz : John, 
Nathaniel, Manr and Joanna Chittendon; her cousin John Ruck; her 
cousin Samuel Kuck. 

John and Samuel Ruck were sons of Thomas Ruck of Charlastown, 
Salem and Boston, who deposed 19 July, 1686, as aged about 48 years, 
and whose household goods were shipt from Maiden, Essex, to New Eng- 
land. (Lechford, p. 118.) He had a son Thomas, lost at sea in 1658; 
and a daughter, Joan, married Henry Famham. He was first cousin to 
Mrs. Mary (Sheafe) Merriam, being the son of her aunt, who married John 
Ruck, lie is mentioned in the will of Thomas Sheafe, bis grandfather, 
in 1G04, and also la the will of his grand uncle, William Shesie, in 1615. 
In 1G39 be constituted bis friend Thomas Ruck of London, haberdasher, 
and Thomas Plum of Maiden^ Essex, gent., attorneys for him in England. 
In IGoO, John Ruck of Boston, N. E., and Thomas Ruck of London, haber- 
dasher of small wares, were attorneys for William Groodwin. (AspinwalL) 
Thomas Ruck of Loudon was perhaps the brother of John, and son of 
Thomas of Salem who was lost at sea in 1653. Thomas Ruck, sen., came 
to New England in an adventure with Joseph Meriam of Concord (brother 
of Robert), and William Hatch of Sdtuate, in July, 1638. (Lechford, 
p. 163.) 

William Chittenden came with his brothers-in-law to Gkulford in 1689. 
It is possible that he was the William, son of Robert Chittendon, who was 
baptized at Marden, Kent, in March, 1594 ; and it was at Marden that five 
of the children of Edmund and Elizabeth (Taylor) Sheafe were baptized 
— the half brothers and sisters of Jacob Sheafe. He had several children 
bom in Connecticut, among them the four mentioned in the will of Mary 
Merriam. He died, 1 Feb., 1662, and his widow Joan married, 1 May, 
1665, Abraham Cruttenden, and died 16 Aug., 1668. 

3. Thomas Sheafe, bapt in 1562; d. 12 Dec. 1639; married Maria, 

b. , bur. 26 July, 1613, at Welford, Berks, a dau. of Rev. William Wil- 

son, D.D., Canon of Windsor. William Wilson was son of William Wil- 
son, **lato of Wellsbourne, Lincolnshire, gent.," who is buried in St. 
George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. William, the son, was educated at 
Merton College, Oxford. He was a Prebendary of St. Paul's and Roches- 
ter Cathedral, and also rector of Cliffe, Kent. He was chaplain of Arch- 
bishop Grindall of Canterbury, and was made Canon of Windsor in 1584. 

1901.] Sheafe Family of Ouilfordy Oonn. 215 

He married Isabel, daughter of John and Elizabeth Woodhall of Walden, 
Essex, a niece of Bishop Grrindall. He died in 1615, and was buried next 
his father at Windsor. 

His eldest son was Edmund Wilson, M.D., of London, who gave the 
Massachusetts Colony £1000, about 1633, for arms and ammunition. 

His second son was Rev. John Wilson of the First Church, Boston. 

A daughter, Margaret, married David Rawson of London, and was 
mother of Edward Rawson, first Secretary of the Bay Colony. 

Li the will of Dr. Edmund Wilson, we have another confirmation of the 
relationship to Rev. Henry Whitfield and the Sheaf family. His will was 
proved 1 1 Oct., 1 633, and in it he gives to " my cousin (niece) Whitfield 
ten pounds, to Thomas Sheafe ten pounds, to cousin (nephew) Edmond 
Shesife ten pounds, to cousin (nephew) Grundal Sheafe ten pounds, to 
cousin (niece) Norwoo<l ten pounds, to cousin (niece) Wesley ten pounds, 
to cousin (neice) Rebecca Haselrig ten pounds," * * * the overseers to be 
my brothers-in-law, Thomas Sheafe, Doctor of Divinity, Mr. John Summers 
and Mr. Bartholomew Edwards of Aldermanbury. (Register, xlii., p. 175.) 

Rev. William Wilson, in his will proved 27 May, 1615, mentions his 
godson William Sheafe when twenty-one ; and in the codicil he mentions 
his son-in-law Mr. Dr. Thomas Sheafe. (Register, xxxviii., p. 306). 

Thomas Sheafe was admitted to Cambridge in 1580, a Fellow of King's 
College. He succeeded George Darrell as rector of Welford, Berks, Aug., 
1597 ; was also beneficed at another place in the same county ; and was 
installed Dean of Wmdsor, 29 March, 1614-15. He published "A Plea 
for Old Age " (London, 1639) ; and died soon after, 12 Dec, 1639, and 
was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. 

His will was proved 2 March, 1639-40 : To son Grendall lands in Hun- 
gerford and Inkpen, co. Berks. Books at house at Windsor and Wickham, 
in Welford aforesaid, excepting book of Martyrs, etc., to wife. Son Grin- 
dall lease of house at Newbury, and £15 to bear the charge of degree of 
B.D. Son Thomas, cottage at Benenden, co. Kent. Daughter Dorothy 
Whitfield blankets, etc. Seven children, Edmund, Grindall, Edward, and 
daughters Whitfield, Westley, Norwood and Hesilrigge. Residue of estate 
equflJly to be divided. Sons Thomas and Edmund executors. 

The children of Rev. Thomas and Mary (Wilson) Sheafe were : 

WiLUAM, d. young. 

15. Edmund, mar. Elizabeth Cotton. 

16. Thomas, d. 7 Aug., 1657. 

17. Grindall, d. 28 Apr., 1680; mar. Anne Munday. 
Dorothy, mar. Rev. Henry Whitfield. 

A daughter, mar. Westley. 

A daughter, mar. Norwood. 

Rebecca, mar. Thomas Hcselrigge. 

The register of Welford gives, under the date of 30 Sept., 1614, the bap- 
tism of Edward, son of Thomas Sheafe, and there is a probability of this 
being a son by a second wife, as we find recorded the burial, 30 Sept., 
1614, of Anna, wife of Thomas Sheafe. This is strengthened by the fact 
that Edward is mentioned in his father's will, and only the seven children 
by Maria Wilson received bequests in the will of their uncle. Dr. Edmimd 
Wilson, in 1 633. There is no record of this second marriage at Welford. 

A branch of the Whitfield family was located at Tenterden, Kent, the first 
b^ng John, a brother of Robert, the grandfather of Rev. Henry Whitfield. 

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216 8heafe Family of Guilford, Conn. [April, 

John's Ron, Herbert of Tenterden, had a son, Sir Ralph Whitfield, Kt., and 
Ber<;eaDt-at^law, who in his will, proved 1645, mentions " my cousin Hexxry 
WiiitfioM, Bachelor in Divinity," also another cousin, Francis Whitfield of 
Whitfield Hall, which was in Bothersden parish, now called '^ The Thome'' 
(from a large thorn tree growing near it). In the Bethersden church are 
some Whitfield monuments, as in Tenterden church, where there is a fine 
marble one to Herbert Whitfield, who died in 1622, who is mentioned 

Dorothy Sheafe, the daughter, was the wife of Rev. Henry Whitfield^ 
who went to Guilford, Conn., in 1639, with Jacob Sheafe, his wife's first 
cousin, and others from Kent Whitfield returned to England in 1650, 
and diiid at Winchester in lGo7. (Register, li., p. 417.) 

Sir Thomas Hesilrigg of Noseley, Leicestershire, High Sheri£P, married 
Frances, daughter of Sir AVillLim Gorges of Olverton (Alderton), Norih- 
amptonshiro. Their third son, Thomas, a mercer of the Cordwainer Ward, 
London, married Rel>ecca, daughter of Rev. Thomas Sheafe of Windsor. 
(Visitation of T-K)ndon, K»o3-4, Ilarl. Soc., xv., p. 380.) His brother, Sir 
Artliur llesilrigg, mar. (2) Dorothy, sister of Lord Brooke, and their son, 
Sir Thomas, mar. Elizabeth, daughter of George Fcnwick of Brunton Hall, 
Northumberland, and Say brook, Conn. 

4. John Sheafe of Goo<lhur8t, bapt. 1565; died between 1604 and 
1001); mar. 30 May, loSG, Katherine Sanders. On his death she mar. 
(lie), G Nov. 1G09, Francis Birch, yeoman, of Groodhurst, where she re- 

Joha aud Katherine (Sanders) Slieafe had : 

Thomas, d. in 1618. 







Tliey are mentioned in the will of their uncle, William Sheafe. 

o. Alkxanhku Shkafe, bapt., 15GG; bur., 20 Sept., 1601 ; mar., 13 
Sej>t., i:>in. rhehe Hydor. 

Their cliildreu, baptized at Cranbrook, were : 

Thomas. 20 Oct., i:il)2. 

WiM.ivM, 22 Dec. lolM ; bur. 28 Dec, 161)4. 

Kathkuine. 1 Feb., 1505. 

Mauy, 2 July, 1508. 

Alexander, IFeb., IfiOO; mar. . 

rhel)o, the widow, and the four surviving children, are mentioned in the 
wiliij of thvir grandfather Thomas, and great uuclo William Sheafe. 

C. ITakmox Sheafe, bapt. 1570 ; mar. lie. G July, 1608, Sara, daughter 
of and widow of Gvllebrand of Cranbrook. 


Richard, 14 June, IG12. 
Elizabeth, 20 June, 1G13. 
Maugarrt, 21 Aug., 1614. 

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Thomas, 23 Feb., 1616. 
Gibbon, 27 July, 1623. 
Mary, 26 Feb., 1626. 

All the children are mentioned in the will of their grandfather, Philip 
Gibbons, yeoman, of Canterbury. 

This family of Gibbons was the same as that of Gibbons the historian. 

Phillip Gibbon of St. Mary Magdalen, Canterbury, yeoman, in his will 
proved at Canterbury, 16 September, 1629, mentions : Mary, my daughter, 
wife of Thomas Sheafe ; Elizabeth, Margaret, Dorothy and Mary Sheafe, 
my grandchildren ; Richard Sheafe, my daughter Mary's eldest son ; Rich- 
aid Sheafe, deceased, late grandfather of the said Richard ; Gibbon Sheafe, 
8on of my daughter Mary ; Thomas Sheafe, son of my daughter Mary. 

10. TnOMAS SoEAFE, bapt. 1587; dead in 1635; mar. 24 Sept., 1616, 

at Staplehurst, Kent, Mary, daughter of and Frances Sharppy of Cran- 


Their children, christened at Cranbrook, were : 

Frances, 26 April, 1618. 

Maky, SOJan., 1618-19. 

Anna, 2 May, 1624, 1 twins. 

Richard, 2 May, 1624; /bur. 20 Jan., 1625. 

William, 10 Feb. 1627. 

John, 12 July, 1629. 

Frances, Ann and Mary appear in the will of their grandmother, Frances 
Sharpye, in 1635. 

Frances Sharpye of Cranbrook, widow, in her will proved at Cranbrook, 
22 Augusts 1G35, mentions my daughter Sheafe; Frances Sheafe, eldest 
dauglitcr of my daughter Mary Sheafe ; Mary and Anne, two other daugh- 
ters of my daughter Mary Sheafe ; my son-in-law Thomas Sheafe, de- 

13. IIarmax Sheafe, mar. (1) Elizabeth Panckhurst; mar. (2) about 
1040, Mary, daughter of William Butcher of Ilurtspierpont, Sussex; mar. 
(3) Mary, daughter of Robert Swinock of Maidstone, Kent, who was im- 
prisoned for non-conformity (Palmer's iSIemoriul) ; mar. (4) Mary, daugh- 
ter of Edward Wood. 

He had christened, at Cranbrook : 

Maky, 10 Oct., 1641. 
Elizabrth, 22 Dec, 1642. 
Sauaii, 3 Dec, 1643; d. young. 
Harm AN, 30 Nov., 1045. 
Thomas, 17 Oct., 1647. 
Sarah, 22 Oct., 1649. 
Samukl, 11 Oct., 1657. 

The last child was by the last wife, and two daughters by tlie second 
wife were surviving in 1GG2 — Elizabeth and Sarah; the latter married 
Jacob Sharp. This is shown by his statement furnished for the Visitation 
of Kent, 1003-1668, in which he also gives his parents and grandparents 
— Ednmud and Joan (Jordan) Sheafe and Thomas and Mary (Harmon) 

14. Jacob Sheafe, bapt. 1 GIG; died 22 March, 1G58-0, at Boston, 
Mass. lie married, by special permit of 7 Sept., 1G43, Margaret, d. 24 
Feb., 1C94, daughter of Henry Webb of Boston, formerly of Stdisburv, 

218 Sheaf € Family of Ouilfard, Conn. [April, 

They had, born in Boston : 

Elizabeth, b. 1 Oct., 1G44; d. 29 Aug.. 1718; mar. (1) 7 Sept., 1860, 

Robert GIbbs ; mar. (2) 20 March, 1675, Jonathan Carwoi. 
Samuel, b. 4 Apr., bapt. 9 April, 1648. 
Maky, bapt. 19 May, 1650. 
Saiiaii, b. 14 Sept., bapt. 23 Sept., 1652. 
Ebenezer, b. 4 Feb., bapt. 5 Feb., 1653-4. 
Makcy, b. 25 July, bapt. 29 July, 1655. 

Meiutabel, b. 28 May, bapt. 30 May, 1658; mar. Sampson Sheaf e. 
Jacob, b. 23 July, bapt. 24 July, 1659 ; d. 4 Aug., 1659. 

Jacob Sheafe came with Rev. Henry Whitfield, Robert Kitchel and Wil- 
liam Chittoiiden, relatives by marriage, and other Kent men, in 1639, and 
settled at Guilford, Coim., where he was one of the pillars of the church. 

Mistress Sheafe, a w^idow. was living at Roxbury in 1640, and kept fonr- 
teen goats and ten kids. (Roxbury Land Records, p. 4.) 

Jacob Sheafe had sold in 1643 a house and land in Roxhury, and at 
about this time he marrie<l Margaret AVebb. He was represented at Guil- 
ford by his attorneys in two law suits in 1G45, and in 1648 he sold his Guil- 
ford property. He also owned laud in Roxbury, as shown by the Book of 
Possessious. lie was a constable of Boston in 1651, and was chosen 
selectman of Boston 8 March, 1657-8, and attended all the meetings to the 
time of his death. 

He is buried under a tabU^tomb in King's Chapel Burial Ground, on 
which is inscribed: "Here lyeth interred the body of Jacob Sfaeaffe, who 
sometime livetl in Cranbrooke in Kent, in OULD ENGLAND, who de- 
ceased y*^ 22'i of March 1658 AE 42 years," 

His inventory amounted to £852^-8-3, evidently the bene6ts of his 
nuirriage to the daughter of Henry Webb, who was very wealthy. Among 
the items was one-quartiT part of three mills at Roxbury ; dwelling and 
•grounds ; sugar at England and Harbadoes ; a vessel and its cargo. The 
widow married, about 1665, Thomas, son of Rev. Peter Thacher, who was 
Rector of St. Edmunds, Salisbury, England, from whence came Henry 
Webb her father. 

Jacob Sheafe was a memoir of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company in 1648, and its clerk in 1652. 

15. Edmuxd Sheafe, b. ; d. 1649 ; mar. Elizabeth, dau. of Samp- 
sou and Elizabeth (Juxon) Cotton of St. Michael Pater Noster in the 
Royal, London. He wiis a citizen and mercer of London. 

They had : 



18. Sampson, b. 26 Dec., 1646; d. 1726; m. Mehitable Sheafe. 

In his will he gives to the poor of Wei ford, where he was born, 40 shil- 
lings. There is no record of his birth there, the only baptism being that 
of Edward, as given previously. It was probably a supposition of the tes- 
tator that he was born at Wei ford, his father having been rector tliere for 
seventeen years. His will is here given. 

1647, August 30, Edmund Sheafe, Citizen and Mercer of London. Daughter 
Elizabeth Sheafe jf250. Daughter Rebecca Sheafe ^50. Only son Sampson 
Sheafe ;t*250 to be paid when 21 or married. Wife Mrs. Elizabeth Sheafe one- 
third of my estate. Brother Dr. Thomas Sheafe ;^20. His eldest daughter 
Mary £5. Mother Mrs. Eliz^h Cotton £10. Brother and sister Walters £5. 
Brother and sister Westfield £10. Brother and sister Edge £5. Brothers 

1901.] 8heafe Family of Guilford, Conn. 219 

James and Thomas Cotton each £5. Poor of parish where I dwell 40s. Poor 
of Welford where I was bom 40s. Brother Grlndall Sheafe, and brother Ed- 
ward Sheafe, and sister Westley, and sister Bale each 403. Mr. John Grannett 
608. for ring. Residue to wife Elizabeth ex*ix. Overseers, Dr. Thomas Sheafe 
and Mr. Thomas Walters. Dated 30 Aug. 1647; pr. 22 Oct. 1649 by Elizab. 
Sheafe, relict and executrix. 

16. Thomas Sheaffe, B.A., Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1624-^; 
M.A.. 1628 ; D. Med., 1636 ; Fellow of the College of Physicians, 1637 ; 
d. 7 Aug. 1657 ; had a daughter, Mary. 

17. Rev. Grindall Sheafe, b. , d. 28 Apr., 1680; mar. Anne, 

dan. of Rev. Francis and Munday. 

He was a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and a Doctor of Divin- 
ity. He was Vicar of Coltshall and Horstead, Norfolk ; an archdeacon, 
canon and prebendary of Wells ; and also held other preferments ; and 
was buried in the Cathedral at Wells. 

Rev. Francis Mundy was son of Francis of Oxford, gent. ; bom, 1612, 
he matriculated 9 Nov., 1627, at Christ Church, Oxford; B.A., 1631 ; M. 
A., 1634; B.C.L., 1636; D.D., 1661 ; a Public Actuary; Rector of Sul- 
lington, SuAsex, 1639; of Dogmersfield, Hants, 1639; and of WeKord, 
Berks, 1639 ; canon, 1661, and sub-dean, 1665, of Wells ; treasurer of 
Landaff, 1665 ; Rector of Ashbury, Berks, 1666-74, and of Hinton Wald- 
rish, Berks, from 1674 until his death, 22 Nov., 1678. There are several 
monuments of the Munday family in Welford Church. Grindall and Ann 
(Mnnday) Sheafe had no surviving issue, as will be seen by his will : — 

1679, January 2, Grindall Sheafe. To the poor of different parishes in Wells. 
Mrs. Ellz. Baker my sister-in-law ;^50. Niece Mrs. Dorothy Grimstone ;^40. 
Nephew Mr. Samuel Westley, woollen draper* £\0, Niece Mrs. Mary Vivian 
£\0, Her sister Mrs. Martha Vivian ;^10. Mr. Grindall Wilson, Minister of 
Djrmock, book, etc. Cousin Mr. Thomas Brickenden of Dinhara, co. Somerset, 
books. Eliz. his wife. Money duo to me from Mr. Henry Welstead. Nephew 
Mr. John Bale, son of Dr. John Bale of Canterbury, ;£*200. Residue to cousin 
Mr. Nlch'us Pointer of Wells, and cousin Mary his wife. Pr. 21 May 1680. 

18. Sampson Sheafe, b. 26 Dec, 1646, in St. Faith's Parish ; d. 1726 ; 
mar. about 1673, Mehitable, b. 28 May, 1658, dau. of Jacob and Margaret 
(Webb) Sheafe, hb second cousm. 

Their children, born in Boston, were : 

Mrhftadlb, b. 10 Dec, 1677; d. 14 Dec, 1677. 
Mrhitable, b. 27 Nov., 1680. 

19. Jacob, b. 18 Feb., 1681-2; m. Mary . 

Sampson, b. U Aug., 1683. 
Matthew, b. 1 Jan., 1684-5. 

In 1669, Sampson Sheafe had commenced to trade with Boston mer- 
chants, having previously lived in London. 

In May, 1671, he had removed to Boston (Suff. Deeds, vii., 175). At 
the town meeting of 10 March, 1677-8, he was elected a constable, but did 
not serve, paying a fine instead. 

In 1681 his house was burned; and the night of 9 June, 1688, he was 
robbed and wounded by three men on the Common. 

For several years he was a member of the committee to audit the town 
acGOonts, the last time 13 March, 1692-3. In 1693 he acted as clerk at 
the opening of the General Court. He then removed to Newcastle, N. H. 
He was Deputy Collector of Customs for New Hampshire, and Secretary 
And Clerk of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and Councillor in 1 699. 

He held the office of Deputy Collector till 1707. Perhaps he returned 

220 Proceedings of the Jf. E. Bint. Gen. Society. [Aprfly 

to Boston in 1712, when his son Jacob was approved to keep one of the 
schools of the town. 

He diud after 6 Dec., 1725, when Judge Sewall foond him sick abed at 
three in the afternoon. 

19. Jacob Shkafe, b. 1682; d. 1761 ; mar. Mary . He was a 

Bchoolmaster in Boston, whore he taught first the one on Queeu (Court) 
Street, and later the one by the Common, which ailjoineil his father's house, 
the lane to which l»ecame known as Sheaffe's Lane, and is now Avery Street. 

His children, born in Boston, were : 

Margaret, b. 1709; d. 1710. 
Meiiitable, b. 4 Sept., 1711. 
Mary, b. 2« May, 1713. 
Abigail, b. 28 Jnne, 1715. 
Margaret, b. 7 Mar, 1717; d. 1717. 
Margaret, b. 12 Feb., 1718; d. 1718. 
Klizabeth, b, 15 March, 1720; d. 1720. 
Lydea, b. 1 Oct., 1722. 
Jacob, b. 21 March, 1727. 
Sarah, b. 7 June, 1721>; d. 1730. 
Elizabeth, b. 3 Feb., 1731. 


By Gko. a. (ioRDOX, Recording Secretary. 

BoHon, Jfnssachufirtts, Jtimumi 9. 1901. The Socioty hold its annual meeting 
this aftoriioon at half-past two o'clock, in Marsliall r. Wilder Hall, IIou. Ezra 
S. Steams, A.M., Vico-rresident for New Hampshire, in the ehair. 

The report of the nominatinir committee was preisented by its chairman, 
George Sumner Mann, E.s<|., rccfivcd, accepted and ordered on llle. 

Tlie mueting then proceeded to the annual election, with the following result, 
viz. : 

President.— Jamcii Phinney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. 

Vice Pi'fsiih'uts.— CuK-h 15. Tillinghast. A.M., of Boston, Mass. ; Josiah H. 
Drummond, LL.l)., of Portland, Me.; Ezra S. Stearns, A.M., of llindce, N. H. ; 
Russell Smith Taft. LL.l)., of Burlington, Vt. ; Horatio Kogors, Jf^L.D., of 
Providence, K. I.; Edward E. Salisbury, LL.D.. of New Haven, Conn. 

Jlf-'ronlinfj Sfcnlartf. — Oeor^je A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

Corrrnjn»ndiii(; SvcrHnnj. — Ht*nry W. Cunningham, A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

Trcosnrrr. — Benjamin B. Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Libran'ifn.— John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

CnnnviUorsfor 1901, 1902, ii?(>5.— Edmund Dana Barbour, of Canton, Mass. ; 
Francis Apthorp Fo&ter, of CambriOge, Mass. ; Almon I). Hodges, Jr., A.M., of 
Boston, Mass. 

Jbrii^(>/. —George M. Adams, D.D., of Aubnmdale, Mass. 

The Prf'sideut-elect, on taking the chair, delivered an instructive and able ad- 
dre>*s, which was well received and heartily api>landed. 

The illness of John Ward Dean, the Librarian, being communicated to the 
meeting, the following resolution was presented, received and unanimously 
passed, viz. : 

Voted, ♦' That the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, in annual 
meeting assembled, learns witli unfeigned solicitude of the serious illness of it3 
Librarian, John Ward Dkax, A.M., who has displayed In the past forty-five 
years a surpassing fitness for the duties of the various positions of responsi- 
bility to which he has been called In the Society, ami which he has discharged 
with unfailing courtesy and rectitude. The wide scope of his acquirements, 
his accuracy, his prompt and serviceable memory in regard to events, persons 

1901,] Notes and Queries. 221 

and localities identified witli early New England history, have long excited its 
admiration and respect. In his illness, the members of this Society tender to 
him and his family assurance of their warmest personal interest and individual 

Votedt ** That this resolution be entered upon the record, and a copy sent to 
Mr. Dean." 

The retiring Councilmen were complimented with the following : 

Votedy ** That this Society wishes to place on record its appreciation of the 
faithful and valuable services as members of its Council, during the past three 
years, of William Taggard Piper, Ph.D., Charles Edwin Hurd and Aaron Sar- 
gent, and to express its thanks for their devotion to the interests of this So- 

The issuing of the annual volume of Proceedings was referred to the Council, 
whereupon the meeting dissolved. 

February 6. — The Society held a stated meeting at the usual time and place, 
to-day, Hon. James P. Baxter, President, in the chair. 

The routine reports were presented, received, read, accepted and ordered on 

Six new members were admitted. 

An agreeable and interesting paper, on Mrs, Anne Hutchinson^ was read by 
Prof. Henry Leland Chapman, D.D., of Bowdoin College, to an attentive and 
delighted audience, for which a vote of thanks was returned and a copy of the 
essay solicited for the archives of the Society. 

The meeting was then dissolved. 


Car\t:r.— John' Carver of Marshfleld married Millicent, daughter of William 
Ford, Nov. 4 (5), 1658. lie died June 23, 1679, aged 41. His widow, Millicent, 
married (2) Thomas Drake of Weymouth, March 9, 1681, who lived near where 
the old tide mill was, corner of Commercial and Kssex Streets, North Parish. 
Thomas Drake and wife Millicent sold a lot or share of land in Freetown, 
one-half of nineteenth lot, to Ralph Paine of Rhode Island, for £80, June 12, 
1688. Thomas Drake and wife Millicent had one daughter. Experience, who, 
June 8, 1090, at the age of 16, chose John Porter for her guardian. Thomas 
Drake died iu 1692. Experience Drake married (1) William Richards, Jr., at 
Boston, Jan. 23, 1706; and perhaps (2) James Nash of Weymouth. 

The children of Johu' and Millicent Carver, some of whom went to Wey- 
mouth with their mother, probably were : 

i. William,' b. 1659; m. Elizabeth Foster of Marshfleld, in 1682. He 

died Oct. 2, 1760. 
il. John, m. Mary Barnes of Plymouth, in 1689. 
lii. Elizabeth. 
iv. Robert. [Was he the Robert Carver of Boston whose widow, 

Martha, married Matthew Alger prior to 1690?] 
V. Mercy. 

vi. Eleazer, m. Experience, daughter of William Blake, Jr., of Milton, 
and widow of Samuel Sumner. She was bom June 17, 1665. He 
settled in South Bridgewater, where lie died Jan. 25, 1744, aged 75 ; 
and tlie widow died Jan. 16, 174G, aged 82. 
vli. David, probably went to Weymouth with his mother, and married 
(1) Ruth ; and (2) Hannah, daughter of Joseph Dyer of Wey- 
mouth, in 1709. He sold his estate in Weymouth to Benjamin Dyer, 
April 28, 1718, for £600, and moved to Canterbury, Conn. 
Children : 

1. Ruth,* b. Dec. 10, 1700. 

2. Samuel, b. Nov. 4, 1704. 

3. Jonathan, b. April 13, 1710. 

4. David, b. Sept. 14, 1713. 

6. Hannah, b. Oct. 26, 1717; m. David French. 

222 Not€$ and Queries. [Aprfl, 

0. Sarah?, m. Rev. Solomon Paine of Canterbury, March S, 1720. 
vill. Ann, b. 1674; m. ? Joseph Richarda of Weymoath. He died Dec. 
IC, 1710; and she married (2) Joseph Pratt of Bridfcewater. Dec. 14, 
1721. She died there, March 1, 1766, in her 92d year. He died 
Jan. 13, 1765, ** in y« 100th year of his age." 
iz. Mchetable, d. April 19, 1679. 
X. Rebecca. 
Bangor, Maine. Jo8eph W, Pobtxb.* 

Hand.— Since the publication of the article on the Hand family in the Jannair 
Register, I have received several inquiries as to the brothers of Joseph Hand, 
viz., Shamgar and Benjamin. My information concerning them, from my 
grandfather's notes, is not extensive, but is given herewith in the hope that It 
may be of some use. 

Shamirar Hand is said to have removed to Cape May, K. J., and to have left 
a son, Josiah, ^iio resided in Brid^ehampton, L. I. 

Benjamin" Hand married (1) Feb. 27, 1669, Elizabeth Whittier; married (2) 
Jan. 14, 1688, Sarah, dauji^htcr of William Ward of Mlddletown, Conn. His 
children by his first wife were : i. Elizabeth* Hand, b. Jan. 27, 1672. li. Sarah, 
b. Sept. 22, 1673 ; died young, iii. Abraham, b. Oct, 2, 1675. iv. Benjamin, 
b. Jalv 22, 1677; died younj?. v. Richard, b. March 2, 1679. vi. Mary, b. 
March 24, 1680. vii. Rachel, b. Jan. 23, 1682. viii. Peter, b. Nov. 1, 1683. 

His children by hit* second wife were: ix. Ann, b. Jan. 13, 1689; d. June 23, 
1760. X. Sarah, b. .July 20, 1697; d. Aug. 16. 1719. xl. Phebe, b. July 14, 1702. 
xii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 4, 1706; lived in Mlddlctown, and married Hannah John- 
son. Their cliildren were: 1. Benjamin,* b. Feb. 8, 1736-7; 2. Sarah, b. Feb. 
9, 1738-9; 3. Ann, b. April 8, 1742; 4. Phebe, b. July 16, 1745; 5. Mary, b.Dec. 
1, 1747; 6. Jolm, b. Jan. 4, 1750-1; 7. Lois, b. June 13, 1755; 8. Benjamin, b. 
Aug. 8, 1756; 9. Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1765. 

Baltimore, Md. Bernard C. Steineb. 

Will of Mary Terry, 1037.— Ext ractpd from tlip Principal Begistry of the 
Prohnte, Divorce and Admiralty Diiu'sio7i of the High Court of Justice. — •* October 
0th ia37.— The last Will and Testament of Mary Terry of Dorchester in the 
County of Dorset, widdow : — Imprimis I p:ive to the parishes of the Holy 
Trinity of St. Peter's and of All Saincts In Dorchester vuto the poore of each 
parrish twcntic shilllnp:s to be distributed to them by the overseers of each 
parrisli l)y the advice of my executor Item I give to my sonne John Terry the 
some of fortie pounds w«*» he oweth me alsoe I give vnto Noami the nowe -wife 
of my said sonne John the some of fyve pounds to be payed for her vae vnto 
such person or psons as shee shall appoint Item 1 give to my sonne Nathaniell 
Tcrrye the some of sixtle pounds alsoe I give vuto him the bed whereon I now 
lye with the furniture thereof and one paire of holland sheetes and a paire of 
plUowtics and my greene carpet aud one drinking bolle of silver and one suite 
of diaper and two cushions Item I give to my sonne Stephen Terrey the some 
of fortie and six pounds Item I give to my beloved brother John White fortie 
shillings and to my dcarc sisters Martha Moore, Elizabeth Gardiner and Anne 
White wife to my brother John White to each of them the some of thirtie 
shillings Item I'give to my nephue John White sonne of my brother John 
White fortie shillings and one guilt spoonc and to ncphues Samuell Josiah and 
Nathaniell sonnes of my brother John White to each of them twentle shillings 
Item I give to my daughter Margaret wife to my sonne Josiah Terry the some 
of fower pounds alsoe to Anne Edwards servant to my said sonne Josiah 
Twentle shillings Item I give to my neece Elizabeth Walton twentle shillings 
To my neece Susanna Cooke fortie shillings and to my neece Mary Cooke tenn 
pounds Item I give vnto my neece Katharine llopf the some of Ave pounds 
and to my nephue Nathaniell* Cooke I give the like some of fyve pouuds All 
which my said legacies formerly bequeathed I will and appoint to be payed 
within one yeare after my decease The rest of my goods and chatties I give 
to my Sonne Josiah Terry whome I ordeyne and appoint to be executor of this 
my last will and testament. Published! declared by the sayd Mary Terry as 
her last will and testament in the presence of Tbo : Symonds Mary White. 

• Mr. Porter died 11 Feb. 1901 (see page 240, poit ).— Editor. 

1901.] Jfbtes and Queries. 223 

Memorand that the worde (ten) in the eighteenth line (Terry) in the last 
lyne save one was interlyned before the acknowledgment of this wUl. 
' Probatum f uit testamentum snp scriptum apud London coram ven*® viro Duo 
Henrico Marten Im** legum Dcore Curloe Prerogatlue Cantuar Magro Custode 
sine con<* Itlme constitute duodecimo die Mensis ffebruarij Anno Dom iuxta 
carsum et computac ecclla Anglicanoe Mlllimo sexcemo trecesimo septimo 
Jnramento Joslae Terry filij dec def et ex^ in humol testao nominat cui Comissa 
fnit adrostraco om et singulor bono^ Jurm et creditor del def de bene et 
lldelitor administrando ead ad Sea del Evangella Coram Mro GuUelmo Ben clico 
Tlgore commisslonis in en parte ats emanat Jurat.** 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
Register. Lee. fo. 11. 

The foregoing is a copy of the last will of Mary Terry, widow, of Dor- 
chester, Dorset. She was the sister of John White of Dorchester, widow of 
John Terry of Stockton, Wilts, and mother of Stephen Terry of Dorchester, 
Windsor, and Hadley, in New England. The Parish Registers of Dorchester. 
Dorset, show that ** Mary Terry wlddow was buried 17 October 1637." 

Geneva, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellooo. 

(See Register, Vol. 53, p. 460.— Editor). 

Newell.— Deed of 1664.— This Indenture made 22nd jan. 16 Car. II. (1663-4) 
between Mary Newall of Ljrme Regis co: Dorset, widdew, relict of Andrew 
Newall of Lyme Regis, Marrlner, deceased, and John Newall, late of Lyme 
Regis aforesaid, and now of Charles Towne in New England, Cooper, sdnne 
and beire of the said Andrew Newall and Mary his wife of the one parte, and 
Edward Edwardes of Lyme Regis aforesaid Merchant of the other parte 
Witnesseth that the said Mary and John for the sum of £166 paid by the said 
Edward Edwardes have leased unto him a dwelling house near the fflshmarkett, 
sometymes the ffleshmarkett in L. R., with a brneing ffurnace thereto belonging 
which the late John Newall held of the graunte of the R* Hon. Mountjoy 
Blant, Lord Mountjoy, and a garden plott contaynlng by estlroacion one acre, 
and a close of meadow cont. twoe acres and a half e. For a term of 99 years at 
a pepper-corn rent. 

Mary Newell. John Newell. [Red wax 

r T. Alforde seal ; " J. N. " 

Witnesses { T. Orchard on a shield.] 

LMathew West 

While searching among some old family papers in Somerset, I came across 
this deed, which seems to give a link between the Old World and the New. I 
have therefore made a synopsis of It, thinking it might be of some interest. 

Great (JJayhrooke, Lutterworth, England. (Rev.) E. Harbin Bates. 

(See Wyman'8 C?Mrleatoum, Vol. 2, p. 698 ; and Rboister, Vol. 49, p. 256.— Editor.) 

Carter.— Thomas Carter of Litchfield County, Conn., was grandson of Rev. 
Thomas Carter of Wobum, Mass., and son of Thomas and Margery (Wbltte- 
more) Carter, bom June 13, 1686; married (1) Feb. 19, 1713, Abigail Locke of 

Children : 
Thomas, b. 1716, in Reading, Mass. ; m. Sarah Sawyer, April 2, 1747. 
Abigail, b. 1717, in Reading, Mass.; m. John Gilbert, Nov. 11, 1736. 
Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1719, in Weston, Mass. ; m. William Swetland, 

Feb. 27, 1746-6. 
Benjamin, b. May 2, 1722, In Weston, Mass.; m. Phebe Sawyer, May 26, 

1748; d. Oct. 7, 1760. 
Anna, b. April 1, 1726, in Weston, Mass.; m. Jonathan Hutchason. 
Joseph, b. May 9, 1727, in Hebron, Conn. ; died July 28, 1728. 
An Infant, b. March 28, 1729, In Hebron, Conn. ; " still born 7th child, 
and the mother died April 10, 1729." (Hebron, Conn., Record.) 
Thomas Carter married (2) Dec. 9, 1730, Sarali Gilbert. 
Children : 
Joseph, b. Sept. 13, 1731; m. Ruth Curtis, March 9, 1768. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1782; m. Josiah Finney. 

224 Notes and Queries. L^F"^f 

Samncl, b. Mav 31, 1734; m. Martha BnelU May 4, 1759. 
John, b. June 18. 1730; m. Bothiah Tiffany, Feb. 7, 1759. 
M.irv. b. April 14. 17;;9; m. El«*azer Cartis, Feb. 7, 1759. 
?:Uazi'r. b. An:;. 23, 1740; m. Elizabeth Hucll, Dec. 26, 1765. 
I.^raitl, b. March 28, 1742; no. Jemsha Rust, Nov. 18, 1763. 
Bononi, b. July 10, 1715; m. Aune Comstock, May 27, 1768. 

Thomas Cartor. Sr., dicil Nov. 12, 1772, ami Sarali hi.n wife died July 10, 
1790. In his will, dated Juuc 1, 17C>^, presented Dec. 17, 1772, there is mcution 
of wift; Sarali; sons Tliomas, Josiipli, Sanuiol, John, Eleazor, Israel, BenonI; 
heirs of s«)n r*i'nianiin: daushtors Abi^jail Gill)ert, Sarah Fiuney, Mercy Cortis; 
Darius Swrtlnnd, son of daui^liter Elizaljeth, deceased; JonatliaD HutchasoD, 
son of d:uij;iit<T Anno, doceasod. 

Middl.»s«x Deeds, Vol. 2C, p. 125 : 

1st. Tlufmas Cart^T, Sr., of ^Voburn, husbandman, conveys to son Thomts 
40 acres in Woburn, tuuchin&r readiiifi: township line. Signed by Thomas and 
Marfrarct Carter, April 2, 1711, at Readln;:^. 

2d. Thnmas (Jrovrr of Uoadlna: convoys to Thomas Carter of Reading, 
wheohvri;:ht. :5i) aorcs in township of Ueadin&r. bounded west by Woburn town- 
ship line, inelu'IiuL; lioiiso and i)arn. Deed sijrued April 2, 1711, at Ueadiu<r. 

3d. Djiuiel Esiahrook of Weston selN 120 acres in Weston to Thomaaj Carter 
of Rea<li!ii^. Deed siirned May 17, 172»J, at Weston. 

The alM've ilure deetls were recorded the same date — Dec. 2, 1 72G, at Cam- 
bridge. Mild on the same pa^e. 

Middh'.Nex IK-eds, Vol. 44, p. 140, Dl«c. 12, 1720: Thomas Carter and Abigail 
his wife. »»f Hebron, Conn., sell 120 acres and hous«f in the town of Weston. 

Kent fConn.^ L:uul Records. Vol. 2, p. 41: Jeremiah Fuller deeds land in 
Kent, C(»nn., lo Tlionias (\*irterof Hebron, in 1751. 

Kent (Conn.) Land U.'Cords. Vol. 2, p. 131 : Ascliel Brownson deeds land in 
Kent to Thomas ('arter of Kent, in 1754. 

Kent (Conn.) Land Records: Tliomas Carter, Sr., of Kent, deeds certain 
tracts isi Iv<-Mt to his six sons. 

Jlilfui'd, t\>i;ii. L. Belle Uamlix. 


Antli'Mitic in formation wanted in regard to tlie maiden names and parentage 
of the wives of tlie f ollo\\ in:r men : 

Lk\vi'.s>. — Kh'-jifhi fh , s.'contl wife of Jolin Loavens, married about 1080. 
John Lciivcji^ wa> born at Uoxbury. Mass., April 27. 1010, and lived at Stratford, 
Conn., Roxbury aijcain, and lliially Wooilstock. Conji. 

rKiniiN.— J/'f/*'/, wife of John Terrin of Rehoboth, Mass. He died about 

NvK. — P'tfi ii'-r, second wife of .Tt)nathan Xye of Sandwich, Mass., married 
al)0ut li;;»o. Jon.'illian Xye was l)orn Xov. 20, 1040, and died 1747. 

NvK. — DihitY'tU, wifo of Jonatlian Nye of Sandwich, Mass. Jonathan Nye 
was 1)orn Nov. I. 1001. 

IlASKn.L.— /.''/A/'///, wife of Joseph Haskell of Rochester, N. II. lie was 
born Nov. ;j, 1002, at Iloverly, Mass. Kdwakd L. Tierck. 

Tim Sulca>j Process CV., A*<yr..iCHsc, X. 1'. 

Janks. — Who were the parents of Joseph Janes, born about 1717, of the 
Salem, .Mas<., family, who married, in 1737, Ly<lia, dan«j:liter of Oeor^re and 
Betliia (l'.'t"r>j Daland? I l)elieve tliat he was a son of Michael .Janes, born 
Sept. 20, lOsO. of Stratford, Conn., who married Mary Collins of Lynn, Jan. 20, 
ITOii. Micliael Janes was a irrandson of William Janes, tiic emigrant. 

170 *S'^ Jjol jfp/i Streets Jinst'iH, M'iss. A. P. Janes. 

CiiAAirMX.— Who wa-i Thomas Chami)lin who was comndssioned a lieu- 
tenant in tlie train of artillery from Massachusetts, Feb. 21. 1744? lie I>ecame 
second captain July 21, and captain Auu:. 17, 1741 (see Rkgistkr, Vol.2i. p. 370, 
where the name is spelled " Camplin.u^"), and was at tlie sieo^rt of Louisburg 
in 1715. Is there any later record of him? Where did he live? Did ho leave 
any familv? John D. Champijn. 

201 West 7Sth Street, Xew York City. 

1901,] Notes and Queries. 225 

Davis. — Wanted, the birthplace, parentage and ancestry of Stephen Davis 
and his sister Mary (David) Dunton, early settlers of Williamstown, Mass. 
She was bom about 1730. Mary H. Dunton. 

17 Grove Street, Brattlehoro\ Vt. 

Information wanted relating to the following-named persons : 

Cow^viYAA..— Esther, wife of William^ Cornwell (Samuel,* William*) of 
Middletown, Conn. 

Hurlhut.— J/(<ry, wife of Samuel' Hurlbut (Thomas*) of Wothcrsfleld, 

Hurlbut. — Ahiahy wife of Jonathan' Ilurlbut (Samuel*, Thomas*), married 
In 1703. 

t 1 Lee. — Susannah Lee, wife of Dr. Josiah* Hurlbut (Jonathan,^ Samu(4,* Tho- 

s. I mas*) of Kensington, Conn. A. C. Beckwith. 

Elkhorn, Wis. 

Information wanted in regard to the ancestry of any of the following : 

Nathan Watkriiouse (perhaps known as Watenis or Waters), married 
Esther Mann, and had brotlier John. Tliey went from New London to Leyden, 
Mass., and had cliildren Natlian, William, Daniel, Timothy, Luther, Mercy, 
Betsey, Sarah, and Abigail, between 1780 und 1800. 

Samuel Bloss. bom May 27, 1814; died Nov. G, 1868; married Aug. 28, 1842, 
Jolia Taylor, who was born Jan. 21, 1824; died Aug. 28, 1858. Children: 
Mary, Cassie, John, William. 

Edward Augustus Chapel, born at New London; lost at sea about 1877; 
married (1st) Sarah Vail Pinliham, born 1820, died April 1, 1859; married (2d) 
Sarah H. T. Baxter, April 4, 18G0. He had several brothers, all engaired in 
seafaring. A. J. AVaters. 

258 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Whiting.— I would like the christian and maiden name of the mother of 
Brevet Brigadier-General Henry Whiting, U. S. A. He was born in Massachu- 
setts, appointed (from Mass.) Cornet of Light Dragoons in 1808, and died 
Sept. IG, 1851. Mrs. J. J. Stubus. 

2118 Dacenport Street, Omaha, Xeb. 

Merritt. — Who were the parents of the following Merritts : Bpnjamin of 
Pomfret, Vt.. wife Mehitable Vnll, 1801. Chtrhs of Rye, N. Y., born 1750, 
wife Sarah Sherwood. Ebcnrzerot North East, N. Y., wife Kezier Clapp, 1781. 
Elijah of Westchester Co., N. Y., wife Ann Hnsted, 1790. Elish>i of Greeuburirh, 

N. Y., wife Rebecca . 1740. EUsha of IMiilips Manor, N. Y., wife Diantha 

, 17(K). ElWia of Carmel, N. Y., wife Desire Fuller, 1703. Elizabeth of 

Newport, R. I., ir.:)8. EUxahelh of Bermuda, R. I., 1728. Ezekiel of Newport, 
R. L, 10;18. Ezekiel of Scituate. Mass, 1780. (Uorr/e of Scituate, Mass., born 
17C3. (rilhrrt of Putnam Co., N. Y.. wife Elizabeth Green, 1780. Isaac of 

White riains. N. Y., wife Phebe , 17(55. John, ca|>tain, married Sibyl 

Ray, IC-iy. John, married Catherine Guthrie, 1084. John of lliclimond Co., 

N. Y., married Sarah Decker, 1751. John of Yorktown, N. Y., wife Sarah 

, 17G0. John, married Mary Cornell, about 1700. John of Mamaroneck, 

N. Y., marrit'd MaryComell, 1700. t/o/i«, married Christina Eyler, in Pennsyl- 

▼ania, 178'J. Jphn of Scarsdale, N. Y., wife Sebe , 1810. Jonathan, married 

Mary Hilton, about 1700. Joseph of New York, married Sarah Hopkins, 1730. 
Michael of Fairliaven, Vt., married Lucy Chittenden, about 1700. Mosrs, bom 
1768, married Mary Johnson, born 1773. Xathaniel of Rycks Patent. N. Y., 
1775. Nehnniah of Scituate, Mass., born 1775, died 1772. * Nicholas of Salem, 
Mass., wife Margaret Sandin, 1030. Paul of Scituate, Mass., wife Zoa Litch- 
fleld, 1800. Philip of Boston, Mass., married Martha Smith, 1732. Philip of 
Boston, Mass., married Mary Hitchburne, 1730. Richard of Charlestown, 
Mass., married .Mary Simmons, 10H5. Itoger of Port (Chester, N. Y., died 1805, 
wife Polly Drake. Thomas of New York, married Rachel Campbell, 17G4. 
Thomas of New York, married Elizabeth Frost, 1781. Thomas of Port Chester, 
N. Y., born 1778, wife Joanna Diekerson. JVilliam of Hartford, Conn., wife 
Ann White, 1080. William of Bergen, N. J., wife Katrina Hendricks, 1096. 

Leacote, Rhineheck, N. Y* Douol.\8 Meriutt. 

226 Ifbies and Queries. [April, 


Major Jonathan* Haward (ante, page 110).— Sarah Deaae, dangbterof John* 
(John^) and Sarah (Edson) Deane, married Oct. 8, IG91, Jonathan Howard of 
Bridgcwatcr, son of John and Martha (Uayward) Howard; and they had ten 
children, bom in Bridgewater. The wiii of John* Deane mentions his ** oldest 
daughter, Sarah Howard." Josiah H. DRumiOND. 

Portland, Me. 

LoKBR, Danibl, Nkwton, Drapes {ante. Vol. 49, p. 841). — In this query 
the statement Is made that John Loker of Sndbnry, Mass., ** in his will refers 
to Bobert Daniel as his brother-in-law, and to Bobert's wife as * Sister Bridget 
Daniel' ** — thus leading to the suggestion that Bobert Daniell, who died in 
Cambridge, June 6, 1655, ** between the death of his wife Elizabeth (1648) and 
his marriage with Beana (Andrews, 1654), married Bridget Loker,** etc. 

The querist is in error as to the above names mentioned in John Loker^s will. 
The name is "Davis" (spelled Dauies), not "Daniel." This fact is easily 
proved from the document itself, as well as from the accompanying inventory 
(mentioned by the querist) , which the supposed Bobert Daniell signed with his 
mark. Now, as the querist intimates, it is singular that a man who could 
write his name legibly in 1655, should sign with a hieroglyphic in 1653. The 
simple truth is, he was not the man. It is also to be remembered that Bobert 
DonicU spelled his name with two Ts; a fact, by the way, that few genealogists 
have noticed. See the fac-slmile of his signature in Vol. 80, p. 458, of the 
Begister. If further proof is needed that it was Bobert Davis who was John 
Loker's " brother-in-law," one may refer to the will of Bobert Davis (July 17, 
1655), in which he makes "my wif Bridget Danes and my brother Henry Lo- 
ker " executors. 

While I am on the subject of Bobert Daniell, I wish to venture the sugges- 
tion that there was no person of that name in Sudbury in the seventeenth cen- 
tury. Savage says that Bobert Daniel of Sudbury, who died there in 1662, may 
have been son of the preceding (Bobert of Cambridge) or not. 

Hudson (Hist, of Sudbury, p. 26) gives the name " Bobert DarnlU" among 
the early settlers. On the next page, evidently referring to the same person, 
he gives *'Hobcrt Daniel (Darnell)." On the map, p. 77, occurs the name 
" Robert Dameil." 

Bond (Gen. and Hist, of Watertown,p. 197) says of this same Bobert Daniell, 
" His Will, dated, Sud., Jan. 16, 1661-2," etc. This is an error. 

In the Middlesex Probate files may be found the will of Robert DarvUl, 
signe<l by his mark, dated Jan. 16, 1661, probated April 1, 1662. As to the spel- 
ling of this name In the will, there can be no doubt, at least as to the letter be- 
fore {. It might be taken for 6, but by no possibility for n. 

The case then seems clear. Darvill was mistaken for DanlU by Bond, which 
perhaps led Savage Into an error ; and I think there Is no other indication of a 
Bobert Daniell in Sudbury in those times. M. Grant Danirll. 

Schuyler, St., Boxbury, Mass. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Deuby, Conn., Becords.— The first book of the records of the old town of 
Derbv, Conn., dating from 1665 to 1717, has been copied, and will be published 
if a sufficient number of subscribers is secured. 

The copy has been examined by experts and pronounced exact. It includes 
Indian deeds, the laying out of lands, records of town meetings, births, mar- 
riages, deaths, and various other matters. 

It is proposed to publish It in a book 7x10^ Inches In size; 512 pages; fully 
indexed ; bound in buckram ; price five dollars, payable when ready for delivery, 
which will not be until the early summer. Orders should be addressed to Mrs. 
A. W. Phillips, Derby, Conn. 

Memoirs of Major-General Heath.— William Abbatt, 281 Fourth Avenue, 
New York, proposes to republish the rare book written by Major-General William 
Heath of the Continental Army, and entitled ** Memoirs of Major-General Heath, 
containing Anecdotes, Details of Skirmishes, Battles, etc., during the American 

1901.] Notes and Queries. 227 

War." Originally issned In 1798, and never republished, it Is one of the rarest 
examples of Revolutionary Americana. Its author was commissioned Briga- 
dier-General in 1775, took part in the earliest conflicts, and remained in service 
until the end of the war. There will be added to the book itself the accounts 
of the battle of Bunker Hill, given by Generals Heath, Dearborn, Wilkinson 
and Henry Lee, which are equally rare and heretofore found only in separate 
form. It will be ready about May 1. 

The edition will be limited, and circular with particulars wUl be sent upon 
application to Mr. Abbatt. 

Johnston Genealogy.— 7%€ Johnston Record, by Lieutenant Charles Ernest 
Johnston of the United States Lifc-Saving Service, Treasury Department, 
Washington, D. C, is printed, and will appear early in 1901. Edition, one hun- 
dred copies ; price, ^.60. 

Eliot.— The sur^'iving members of the committee who were requested at 
the meeting of the descendants of John Eliot at Guilford, Conn., in 1875, to 
call another meeting, have in accord with the wishes of a large number of the 
family, selected South Natick, Mass., as the place, and the 3d of July next as 
the date ; and the citizans of Natick, and others interested In its history, will 
celebrate on the 4th day of July the 250th anniversary of the founding there of 
John Eliot*s Village of ** Praying Indians," now known as South Natick. 

Provision will be made for the exhibition of relics, portraits, books and 
manuscripts of interest to those who attend the meeting. 

It is the intention of the committee to send an invitation to be present to 
every descendant of John Eliot and to all collateral families whose addresses 
can be obtained. 

Should there be omissions, it will be a favor if notice to that eflTect be given. 

Correspondence should be sent to George E. Elliot, Clinton, Conn. 

Rev. Joseph Eliot, minister at Guilford, Conn., who was the third child and 
second son of the Rev. John (** Apostle to the Indians") and Hannah (Mum- 
ford) Eliot, of Roxbury, Mass., where he was born December 20. 1638, died at 
Guilford, Conn., May 24, 1694, after serving the church there for thirty years. 

His descendants have decided to establish, as his memorial, a scholarship in 
Yale College, to be known as '* The Joseph Kliot Memorial Scholarship." 

The scholarship is intended for academical students only, and the proposed 
rules governing it will be given upon application. 

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 
aU facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
gniduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than ono 
christian name they sliould all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Beckwith.—X. C. and E. S. Beckwitii, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, will be pleased to 
receive (and to give) genealogical inCormatlon relating to descendants of Mat- 
thew and Elizabeth Bcckwith of Hartford and Lyme, Conn., and to allied 

Fernald-Furnald.^Vrot. Henry Torsey Femald, of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, Amherst, Mass., is preparing a Genealogy of the Fernald- 
Furnald families in America, and will be glad to correspond with any who are 
Interested in the family either directly or by marriage. 

IToward.— Daniel Howard, A.M., of Windsor Locks, Conn., is preparing a 
Genealogy of the descendants of Isaac Howard, who is supposed to have come 
from England to Marblehcad, Mass., about 1720-80, with his brother Abraham, 
and possibly another brother, and settled in Warwick (that part of the town 
which is now Coventry), H. I. ; later moving to tlie adjoining town of Scituate 
(that part of the town which is now Foster), where he died in 1776. 

Perrine. — Howland D. Perrine, counsellor-at-law, 120 Broadway, N. Y., ex- 
pects to publish during the present year a record of the Perrine family, upon 
which he has been working for the past nineteen years. 

228 Booh Notices. [April, 

tScott.'—OTTln V. Allen, Palmer, Mass., has nearly completed a GcQealogy of 
the descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, Mass., 166S-11M)0. Any descend- 
ants who have not supplied data will confer a favor by doing so at once. 

Waterhovse. — For the purpose of assisting me in the publication of a Genealo- 
gy of tlie descendants of Jacol) Waterhouse, one of tlie founders of New Lon- 
don, Conn., in 1G45, will any wlio have reason to believe tliat they are descended 
from him please furnish me with wliat iuformtiou they can, giving names of 
their immediate family, and as far back as tliey can, including dates and 
places of birtli, marriage and death. This will inclnde all, whether the name 
ha8 been contracted or not. In many cases the name has been changed to Wa- 
terous, Watrons, Waters, etc. A. J. Waters. 

Care Citisens* Banky Los Angeles, Col. 


[The Kditor rcfiwcfts persons sending books for notice to stitc, for the information 
of rcadiTi*, the price of each bouk, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Tfi omas Boyth' n a n d Uis Dfsccn da n ts. Com piled by Wallace C . Boyden , A. M. , 
Mkuuill N. Boydkn and Amos J. Boydes. Boston, Mass. : Trlvately 
rrintod, 11)01. (Press of T. R. Marvin & Son.) 4 portraits. 
This is n handsomely printed volume of 2«8 pa«?es, with a full and carefully 
prepared Index. It gives the goni'alogy of upwanls of 500 families of descend- 
auts of Thomas Boyden, the emigrant, who came to New England in the ship 
•* Francis," stilling from Ipswich, Suffolk, in April, IGiU, and joined the Church 
in Scitiiiitr, Mass., in May, 1(515."). The worii has been one of "gradual ;;rowth, for it 
was ])e^iin about twenty years a.L'o by the three compilers, who prosecuted their 
labors indt'iKMulently, unaviare that the others were similarly enga.2:»'d ; after a 
time, learning of each other's researches, they eonibiiied the results of their 
investigations, thus produciuir a much more accurate work than would other- 
wise have been probable. Marks of care are manifest throuirhout the volume. 
The compilers have no th<*ories to exploit, anil content themselves with pre- 
sentinij: facts as they have fouuil them, with occasional biographical notes. 
The Uevolutlonary record is full and creditable, though there is no combined 
list of soMiers. The editorial supervision was in charge of Mr. Merrill N. 
Boyden, a member of this society, and the volume, which is printed on " Regis- 
ter* pa jxt," is from the press of another member, as noted. With such sympa- 
thetic w«>rkers, tln.^ product could i)ut be creditai)le to all. rrice, $3.25, prepaid, 
onlv a Tunited edition having been printed. Copies can, for the present, be 
obtained of Mr. M. N. Boyden, Old State House, Boston. ♦ * ♦ 

Oj^v.iil Jii'pnH of the First Six Meeiin(fs of the American Brvjham Family Asso- 
cintinn. hrld at Chicaaoy Illinois ; Marlhoro^ Boston and Womster, ^Jass. ; in 
JS9S, 04, 'Ui"), 'UO, \VcS', 1000, By Willard J. Tyler Brigham. Chicago, 
111. li)uu. 8vo. pp. (>t. 

Resume of the Social Side of our Reunions, by William E. Brigham, five 
*' Historical Articles," Obituaries, Personals, English Notes, ** Up the North 
Country" and Wells Cathedral, with Constitution, Oilicers and Members, — 
these are contfiits of this sec(md Brigham pamphlet, the first having had so 
restrietid a circulation as to be practically unknown. The lively Historical 
Articles, — which the reader is be:rged to reganl as by no means exliausting the 
writer's stores of Information, — have been read at the family Reunions, and 
are such as to cnsunt a welcome for those that may follow in the future. The 
portrait on steel is that of C- O. Brigham, Tresideut of the Brigham Family 

TJie De Forest.^ of Avesnes (and Xnr yrtht^rlaiid). A Hngncnot Thread in 
American Colonial History, 2404 to the. Present Time, AVith three Heraldic 

♦ All of the unsigned reviews arc written by Mr. Fredebic Willabd P-vrke of Boatou. 


Book Kotices. 229 

Illustrations. By J. W. De Forest. New Haven, Conn. : The Tuttle, More- 
house & Taylor Co., Printers and Publishers. 1900. 8vo. pp. 288. 
This is an ably written boolc, showing the hand of a literary stylist, — a dis- 
tinction which we noticed in casually turning its leaves before referring to the 
author's name and discovering the numerous productions with which it is asso- 
ciated. The purpose of the worli is not to furnish a complete family history, 
but to show the origin of the Avesnes dc Forests in Europe and America, the 
lines of descendants from the immigrant of the name, and to trace one of these 
lines, — the branch of Stratford, Coun., — down as far as the middle of the last 
century. The book is extremely interesting to the general reader, and must 
therefore be in great favor with the De Forests who arc related to the lineage 
to which the genealogy is devoted. The European sources of information 
which have been explored, as indicated in the preface, are of the most authori- 
tative and comprehensive nature. The concluding part of the records is ap- 
portioned *o '• various de Forests, du Forests, de la Forests, and Forests, not 
held related to the Forests of Avesnes." Binding, paper and illustrations are 
good, and there is a full index. 

Condensed Table of the Block Island Branch of the Dodge Family in America. 

By Richard D. Dodgk, Broolilyn, N. Y., 1898. 11 by 19 inches. 

This table gives seven generations of descendants of Tristram Dodge, born 
In England about 1G20. lieference is made, in explaining the figures, to pages 
on which the same names are found in Robert Dodge's *' History of Tristram 
Dodge and his Descendants in America." 

TJie Dodge Lands at Cow Neck, an Appendix to Robert Dodge's History of Tris- 
tram Dodge and his Descendants in America, By Richard Despard Dodge. 
[Brooklyn.] n. d. 12mo. pp. 32. Map. 

The errata entered by Mr. Dodge in his copy of the family history named in 
the title, together with wholly new matter, furnish the contents of this book- 
let, which the author divides into three sections, viz., Corrections to bo made 
in the first edition of the History; Description of tlie •' Dodge Lands " at Cow 
Neck, L. I.; Reminiscences of the Old Dodge Homestead at Port Washington, 
by Henry T. Dodge. Deeds and wills occupy about one-half of the pages. The 
third section, particularly, has details interesting even to the general reader. 

Ancestry of John S. Gustin and his Wife, Susan MrCamb, including an Acccount 
of ffnhn Hubbard, Second Husband of Elinor Shepherd. By Mrs. Sarah A. 
Df.wick. Boston : David Clapp & Son. 11)00. 8vo. pp. 13G. 
The pedigrees in this book comprise, besides the names on the title-page, 
those of Makepeace, Browne, Owen, Price, Smock, Couover or Van Couwen- 
hovcn, Schenck, Leggett, Mandeville, De Rle, Roos and Mott. There are, 
moreover, accounts of Osberne the Seneschal and Richard Lawrence. The 
■work is chierty a compilation from published records, although the compiler is 
able, in some instances, to correct the statements of the authorities consulted; 
as, for example, in the case of the Leggetts in Bolton's History of West Ches- 
ter County. A communication from the author informs us that the Schenck 
arms, as given on page 71, are incorrect; the correct arms are those which face 
that page. The index is subject to criticism, as the names under the letters of 
the alphabet are not themselves arranged alphabetically, but according to the 
pages on which they occur. 

77i€ Hamlin Junnibj. A Genealogy of Capt. Giles Hamlin of Middletoicn, Con- 
turticut, 1654-1900, By Hon. H. F. Andrkws. Published by the Author. 
Exlra, Iowa. 19vo. 4to. pp. 10. HI. 

In the Regi.ster for January, 1900, will be found a notice of a work entitled, 
•♦History of the Hamlin Family. . . To be published periodically. Part 
One," by the author of the present Hamlin publication. We now have here ad- 
vance sluH'ts of the continuation of that work, and It may be expected that this 
section of Hamlin history will be of considerable amplitude, as it will embody 
the results of eight years' labor. 

Ilodge Genealogy, from the First of the Name in this Country to the present time^ 
with a number of Allied Families and many Historical Facts, Compiled by 

230 Booh Notices. [April, 

Orlando John Hodgb. Boston: Bockwell and Choichlll press. 1900. 

Bvo, pp. 455. 

This is an ezcellent book, prepared by a man who has travelled widely, and 
read mncb. Colonel Hodge knows, the worth of original records and uses them, 
bnt he appreciates the influence of broad sympathies, a knowledge of history 
and of romance in writing a genealogy. The book, therefore, is readable as 
well as instmctive. It treats of the d^cendants of John Hodge of Connecticnt, 
and less in detail of many other families of the same snmame. There are also 
chapters on the allied families of Denslow, Weller, AUls, Foot, Chnrchlll, 
Treat, Hnrlbut, White, English, Newcomb, Canlkins, Dewey and Shedd. 

The arrangement of the material and the printing are very satisfactory, and 
an nnasnally good index makes the volume useful for reference. There are 
several illustrations, including portraits and a picture of the first steamboat on 
the Great Lakes, **Walk-in-the- Water." Charubs K. Boltoh. 

Kimhall Family Newt, Being Supplemental to Kimball Family SMory. Vol 
iv. No. 1. G. F. Kimball, Publisher. Topeka, Kansas, Jan., 1901. 8vo. pp. 
193-208. Terms, $1.00 a year. 

The principal contents of the present issue of a paper which is the only one 
of its exact kind published in the country, are ** The Klmballs of Pike County, 
Pa.," •* Notes from the Itattlesden Book," "Notes from the * Caldwell Chron- 
icle,* " and '* Charlotte Kimball Lyman." This is now the third year of the pub- 
lication of the ** Kimball News," and it is regrettable that an enterprise so 
favorably noticed by genealogical authorities should not be properly sustained. 

Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New 

Jersey. Compiled from the Minutes and other Manuscripts beginning in 1744. 

By Jamrs W. Moore, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Flemington, N. J. : 

H. E. Deats. 1900. 4to. pp. 42. 

Vital records, Memorials, Friends' Sufferings, Certificates of Removals, and 
Slavery in New Jersey, are the titles of the divisions of this pamphlet, which is 
the result of an investij^ation of early New Jersey history, involving the search 
of the Kin^ovood Records. The notes taken in this search and here published 
will be found by many of great interest. 

A Sketch of the Munro Clan, also of William Munro who, deported from Scot- 
land, sfttk'd in Lexington, Massachusetts, and of some of his Posterity ; together 
with a Letter from Sarah Munro to Mary Mason, descriptive of the Visit of 
l*ri'sident Washington to Lexington in 1789. By James Phixsky Munroe. 
Boston : George II. ElUs, 272 Congress St. 1900. Sm. 4to. pp. 80. 
This is described by its author as an abstract of Alexander Mackenzie's 
" History of the Mnnros," published in 1898 at Inverness, Scotland, for which 
Mr. Munro famished the American genealogical portion, and which, judging 
from this epitome, must be of a romantic interest, surpassing that of the ordi- 
nary fiction. The fertile posterity of the thirteen children of the old Munro 
loyalist has occasioned great labor to the compiler of its records, although re- 
stricted almost entirely to the direct male descendants. The " Letter " is very 
cleverly composed, and, althongh a fabrication, is of a historical contexture 
nearly throughout, based on documentary and traditional authorities. The 
book is beautifully printed. 

Some of John PearVs Descendants, by Alicb Heath (Fairbanks) Dow. Printed 

by William C. Heath, Detroit, Mich. 8vo. pp. 33. 111. 

In this finely printed volume are found descendants in seven generations of 
the son of Widow Alice Pearle of Beverly Park, Yorkshire, Eng., he having 
come to America before 1671 and settled first at Marblehead and then at Brad- 
ford. A deficiency noticeable in a work of this nature is the absence of an in- 
dex, however much such want is diminished by the fewness of the pages to be 

Ancestry of Capt. Timothy Prout, of Boston, Mass. By J. Henry Lea. [Re- 
printed from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for 
January, 11)01.] Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1901. 8vo. pp. 14. 
Capt. Timothy Prout was Surveyor of the Port of Boston, Captain of Forts 

and Artillery, on Committee for Settlement of Deeds with Indians, Selectman 

1901.] Booh Notices. 231 

and Representative between the years 1682 and 1692. In this pamphlet Mr. Lea 
has furnished evidence unquestionable of Front's English ancestry. The proof 
adduced is from wills, parish registers and other sources. The name of his 
birthplace, Bideford, in Devon, was bestowed, — probably by his grandson, who 
removed to Saco, Maine, — on the town of Biddeford, in its immediate vicinity. 

Book IL of the Family of John Stone, one of the First Settlers of Guilford^ Conn. 

Also Names of all the Descendants of Russell, Bille, Timothy and Eber Stone. 

By Truman Lewis Stonk. 1639-1897. Buffalo, N. Y. : Charles Wells Monl- 

ton. 1898. 8vo. pp. 339. III. 

This volume is much larger than the number of pages would indicate, as one 
side of every leaf is left blank for memoranda. The designation " Book II.'* is 
derived from the fact that its author considers it a successor to Col. William 
L. Stone's ** Genealogy of the Stone Family," to which it bears a likeness in 
size of type and page. The early history of Guilford occupies the first chap- 
ters, which Is supplemented by a portion of a historical sermon by Rev. Cor- 
nelius H. Kitchell. Beginning with the second chapter, the genealogy is traced 
from Rev. Samuel Stone of Hereford, England, through eleven generations, 
whose members passed tbeir days in such enviable tranquillity as to cause the 
compiler to remark that *' a life of peace and prosperity furnishes but little 
matter for a chronicle. Such, with few exceptions, have been the lives of our 
family." There is a good index. 

A Tinker Family. The Ancestors and Descendants of Joseph Wescott Tinker^ 

Ellsworth, Ne.y 1791-1868, a Descendant of John Tinker of Boston, 1638. 

Compiled by Frrdbric James Libbib. Privately printed : Boston. 1900. 

8vo. pp. 36. 111. 

Thomas Tinker, Mayflower passenger, his wife and child having died in the 
llrst sickness that attacked the Pilgrims, the Tinkers are precluded from claim- 
ing Mayflower descent, while the grounds for any conjectured relationship to 
the Pilgrim Tinker are shown in the Introductory notes by Rev. William Du- 
rant, relating to John Tinker of Boston. From him descended, in the sixth 
generation, Joseph Wescott Tinker, whose descendants In three generations 
are recorded. The usefulness of this careful compilation will be yet greater if, 
as suggested, changes, corrections and additions are forwarded to Rev. William 
Durant, Saratoga, N. Y., who is preparing a genealogy of the whole Tinker 
family in America. 

Official Report of the Fifth Gtneral American TyUr Family Gathering, held at 
Odd Fellows* Temple, Philadelphia, Fa., Wednesday, September 12, 1900. By 
WiLLARD J. Tyler Biuquam. 8vo. pp. 38. III. Edition limited. Price, 
76 cents. 

A steel portrait of Governor J. Iloge Tyler of Virginia first attracts notice 
in opening this pamphlet, the contents of which consist of an account of the 
morning and dinner session of the Gathering, an article on " Original English 
Tyler Researches," Resolutions and Obituaries, Letters of Regret, Toasts, orl- 
g:lnal Tyler Hymn, and** A Greetin' frum Ole Ferglnny." This last is in the 
raciest Negro gabble, evincing, indeed, a positive genius in dialect; and, while 
expressing the delicious complacency of the black servant in the family of his 
master, turns a compliment to the Tylers in such lines as these: — 
*• Knowed *em all Tum fust to las*, 
Knowed they all 'us jes' fust class — 
Pes'dents, gubnors, big-bugs gin'ly. 
Way ahaid dish yer McKinley." 

Genealogy of the Washington Family. [Compiled by IIoldridgeOzroColuns.] 
Published by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California. 1900. 
4to. pp. 14. Portrait. 

The opening page of this pamphlet notices the posterity of William deHert- 
bnm, who, on exchanging the village of Hertburn for the manor and village of 
Wessyngton, assumed the surname of De Wessyngton, afterwards Weshington. 
From John Washington, however, as the first of the ancestors of George Wash- 
iDgton, of the surname, the descent of the Father of his Country is lineally traced. 
VOL. LV. 16 

Mt Book ITotteea. [April, 

The genealogical table appended to the pamphlet shows thia descent at a glance. 
The portrait of Washington has the description : ** Meazotlnt by Wm. Sartain, 
1891, after Conder, for Sons of the Berolntion." 

A Comprehensive JfelAod of Arrangement for Oenedloffical Becorde. By Frank 
W. Haskell. 

Every student of genealogy has his own pet scheme for arranging and classi- 
fying the branches and indirldnals of a family, with the resnlt that we have 
now nearly as many systems as there are published geneal(>gies, most of which 
can be promptly condemned as either no better than others generally recog- 
nized as the best methods, or as worthless because difflcnlt for the average lay- 
man or even student to understand. 

This Society is now seeking to find a method of genealogical nomenclature 
which it can recommend to coait»ilers and publishers for universal adoption, 
and welcomes every attempt to solve the difBcnlties in the way. Whatever 
system may be adopted must be adapted to use in any family and to female aa 
well as to male lines ; mast not exceed the capacity of the average book printer's 
fonts ; and, above all, must be simple and easily comprehended by the average 
user of genealogical works. 

Mr. Haskell shows a commendable desire to find something better than the 
best; but his proposed method is not only not original, but is not applicable to 
a family in which it is desired to follow up female lines, and probably most 
families will have male lines which will exceed its capacity. The system pro- 
posed is simply the numeral decimal system, which has the merit of being ex- 
pansive and determinate, but has also the fatal fault of being limiteil by the 
number of digits in nine lines; or, if we include zero, to ten, since it is impos- 
sible to use the double numbers in the decimal system. Mr. Haskell tries to 
avoid this difficulty by applying it only to males, and in cases of more than ten 
male children in a family, says that ** arbitrary signs should be used for 11, 12, 
etc.,** with the naive remark, •♦ reference to a table would of course be neces- 
tsary to asccrtaiD the significance of these signs.*' Wc need go no further ; the 
s.vfctcm is condemned out of his own mouth. If it docs not carry its own 
explanation, no system is worthy of a moment's consideration. We would sug- 
gest to Mr. Haskell, and to all who would like to use an expansive method of 
nomenclature, a study of the letter decimal system, which will be found fully 
set forth in the Keqistek, Vol. 61, p. 305, and exomplifled in the •* Upton Fam- 
ily Record.'* It has all the merits of the numeral system, without its faults. 
Mr. HaskelFs sngirestion as to a comprclicnslvc ludex, given on one page of his 
monograph, would have been better if he had recognized the fact that the best 
indexers and publishers now use but one index for all proper names of persons. 
To divide such names into three or more indexes is a bad custom which it is 
hoped will soon be obsolete. The system of numeration suggested in the sec- 
(;nd part of this monograph for designating ancestry docs not seem to have any 
very practical use. Waldo Lincoln. 

Pediffree-Work : A Hamlbookfor the Genealogist, With a Neio Date Boohj 1066 
to 1000. By W. r. W. Phillimoke. London : Phillimore & Co., 124 Chan- 
cery Lane. 1900. Nar. 8vo. pp. 73. 

This is designed as a more elementary w*ork than Mr. Phillimore*s very use- 
ful genealogical handbook, •* How to Write the History of a Family," a ** Sup- 
plement '* to which appeared in 1896. The two editions of the llrst work are 
out of print, although the second edition of the ** Supplement** can still be ob- 
tained. As, according to the statement in the ** Introduction,** four times as 
many genealogies are published at the present day than four years ago, the ap- 
pearance of this well-stocked manual of instructions is very opportune. Under 
the headings, ** Systems of Genealogy,** ** Printing and Illustrating the Family 
History,** •* The Surname,** ** Anthropometry and Ethnography," ** Sources of 
Information,** "Borough Records,** ** Public Libraries," "Scottish and Irish 
Genealogy,** and " Chronology,** is compacted a mass of genealogical counsel, 
which those who know the author's fitness to give it, will be sure to appro- 
priate. Many will be grateful for the new tabulation of the ** regnal years,** as 
often in legal transactions the time is reckoned by the year of the sovereign's 
reign. The booklet is, by its form, a model of convenience, equally accommo- 
dated to hand and pocket. 

1901.] Booh Notices. 233 

Aeadiensis, A Quarterly Devoted to the Interests oj the Maritime Provinces of 
Canada. David Russell Jack, Editor. Vol. 1. No. 1. Jan., 1901. 8to. 
pp. 48. lU. 

The projectors of this magazine, although prepared to inangnrate their enter- 
prise at an earlier date, yet waited till the beginning of the new centnry, that 
they might, in a more striking manner, signalize the commencement of their 
undertaking. They propose to devote their publication largely to history, wel- 
coming, moreover, contributions of a descriptive, scientific and philosophical 
character. Fiction and verse, if meritorious, will not be rejected. One can, in 
the most practical manner, judge of the character of the new periodical by the 
contents of the first number, which are these : Salutatory, Chanson, N. B. His- 
torical Society, Loyalist History , Arrest du Conseil d*Estat du Roy, David Owen, 
The Wizard of the World, Jacau de Fledmond, Thirst in Acadia, Last Moose 
in Vermont, Notes and Queries, Joseph Wilson Lawrence, Mainly about People, 
Recent Publications, Our Contributors. The subscription-price, one dollar a 
year, can be forwarded to D. R. Jack, Editor and Publisher, St. John, N. B. 

Andros's Proclamation Money. By Andrbw McFarland Davis. From Pro- 
ceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, at the Semi-Annual Meeting, 
April 25, 1900. Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles Hamilton, 311 Main St. 
1900. 8vo. pp. 11. 

This pamphlet contains an instructive narration of a portion of the history of 
the New-England shilling, involving the discussion of the relation of *' Lawful 
Money,*' whose title is due to a provincial statute passed in 1692 and reenacted 
in 1697, and *' Proclamation Money," a designation based on a proclamation by 
Queen Anne In 1704, regulating the values of certain foreign coins current in 
the Plantations. 

I he Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770: A Part of t?ie CouneiVs Report made to 
the American Antiquarian Society at its Annual Meeting in Worcester, Oct. 24, 
1900. By S.vMCEL A. Green. Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles Hamil- 
ton, 811 Main St. 1900. 8vo. pp. 16. 

This paraplilet reviews the considerations which led to the erection of the 
" Attucks" monument on Boston Common, citing the reasons produced by emi- 
nent Americans In behalf of the rehabilitation of a mob as a band of patriots. 
Ironical Destiny never showed a haughtier IndifTerence to the character of Its 
Instruments than when It '• laid the foundation of American Independence" In 
the blood of a mongrel proto-martyr, at once, while red and black, of contempt- 
iblest character, an ignorant, pugnacious slave, whose name, but for the success 
of the rebellion, of which in point of time he was the head, would long ago 
have rotted Into nonentity. 

The Old and the Neio Century. An Address delivered before the yeio York His- 
torical Society on its Ninety-Sixth Anniversary, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1900, by 
Rev. Mauvin R. Vincent. New York : Printed for the Society. 1900. 8vo. 
pp. 45. 

It is certainly very significant of the present-day Americanism that, writing 
this notice on the birthday of him who, in hia Farewell x\ddress to his country- 
men, warns them •* not to forego the advantages of their peculiar sitnation, or 
quit their own to stand on foreign ground," we should find a good man, a pat- 
riot, one whose learning and eloquence are justly recognized by tlie Society 
honored by his address, making use of such language as this : '• For one, I am 
glad that we have been swept Into a position which compels us to play a definite 
part in the commonwealth of nations." Certainly a greater contrariety of sen- 
timent could never be encountered, and It Is to be feared that the result of ignor- 
ing the counsels of Washington will be that which be apprehended would ensue 
in spite of his admonition, viz., that we also *' would run the course which 
has hitherto marked the destiny of nations." 

1901. Old Eliot. Volume Four. Number One. Dr. J. L. M. Willis, Editor. 

Eliot, Maine. January, 1901. 8vo. pp. 48. 

This periodical which, until the present year, has been issued monthly, Is now 
ft&nounced to appear quarterly, the volume to contain two hundred pages. Ac- 
companying this number are the contents of the three completed volumes, with 

234 Book KoHet$. [April, 

Gorrectionfl tnd notes. The object of the work la to reeord the earij hlBtoiy of 
Eliot. The principal articles of the opening nnmber of the new Tolome are 
William Fogg's <« Eariy Inhabitants of EUot and Klttery, and Genealogical 
Hints and Helps ; " " Land Grants of Eliot," bj Nathan Goold ; and «« Col. John 
Frost's Orderly Book, 1776-79.* 

Tke Beeord o/Birthi, Marriaget amd DeaikM in ike Ttnm of Franklin, from 1778 
to 1872. Edited by Obbstis T. Dob, Town Clerk. Franklin, Mass.: 
Printed at the Office of the FrankUn SentineL 1898. 4to. pp. i88. 
This Tolame, as all similar publications, represents a great amonnt of labor, 
chiefly, in this case, nnremanerated. It is printed from copies of the Tital stat- 
istics of Franklin, the originals having been lost; no one, after extensive in- 
quiry, having been met who has so much as ever seen them. As tbis town was 
a part of Wrentham until 1778, of entries, therefore, before that date, there 
will be found another record in the latter place. The index is of the fullest 
sort, births, marriages and deaths being separately treated, with alphabetical 
arrangement of both surnames and christian names, with no deviations whatever 
from the spelling of the records. 

Bittorieal Collections of Harrison County, in the J^ate of Ohio. With Lists of 
the first Land- Owners, Early Marriages (to 1841 J, Will Becords (to 1861), 
Burial Becords of the Early Settlements, and numerous Genecdogies. By 
Charles A. Hanna. New York: Privately printed. 1900. 4to. pp. 686. 
III. Map. 

Persons and events in Harrison County distinguishing the first thirty years 
of the nineteenth century are the principal theme of this volume; and, though 
the period described is short, it is by no means the least interesting portion of 
the history of the county. While the adventures of the pioneers, constituting 
the first part of the work, are of the exciting nature inferable from such a 
paragraph as this : ** Fist fights were of very frequent occurrence, and public 

fatheriogs of all kinds usually ended with a fight between one or more pairs of 
ghters ; " it is the second part of the book which will be the most attractive 
to those who estimate a production by its utility, as it contains the land patents 
of the County, records of marriages and burials, fifty pages of abstracts of 
wills, and more than a handred pages of gonealogies. The Scotch-Irish, New- 
England, Quaker and German components of the County's popalatlon have af- 
forded abundant and varied materials for the historical collector and the vital 
statistician. Mr. Hanna's incorporation of these materials, in a well-indexed 
volume, has supplied a desideratum of which everyone was sensible who at- 
tempted to explore the past of Harrison County. 

Ohio Valley Genealogies, relating chiefly to Families in Harrison, Belmont and 
Jefferson Counties, Ohio ; and Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette Countits, 
Pennsylvania. By Charles Hanna. New Yorlc. Privately printed. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 128. Sent, post-paid, for $2.00 cloth ; $2.50 half-leather; $3.00 full- 
leather. Charles Hanna, 43 West Thirty-second St., New York. 
This volume may be regarded as a companion or sequel to the Historical Col- 
lections of Harrison County, Ohio; and in the Introduction Mr. Hanna has, In 
a vivacious manner, treated of those elements of the American people, the 
Scotch-Irish, etc., which received notice in the publication jnst mentioned, and 
which constitute the population of the Upper Ohio Valley. More than three 
hundred surnames are found in the genealogies, one or more branches of each 
family being given. These genealogies are reprinted from the above-named 

Suffolk Manorial Families, being the County Visitations and other Pedigrees ; 

edited with extensive Additions. By Joseph James Muskett. Vol. 1. Part 

10. Exeter : William Pollard & Co., Ltd., Printers and Lithographers, North 

St. 1900. Royal 4to. pp. 861-409. 

This part completes the first volume of a work designed to give the pedigrees 
of all the notable Suffolk families previous to the time of the Georges, with ab- 
stracts of wills and other documents supplying evidence for the genealogies. 
The sources enumerated In the preface evince the extreme pains of the compiler 
to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. This closing part contains, besides pedi- 

1901.] Booh Notices. 235 

grees and wills, corrigenda and addenda, indexes and the preface above men- 
tioned. Then ten parts have been issaed in volumes of about the same number 
of pages as this has, admirably printed, and in every way indicating the enthu- 
siasm, ability and toil of an experienced genealogist. 

Epitaphs from the Old Burying Oround, West Medway. Reprinted from the 
Dedham Historical Register. By Herbert N. Hixon. Dedham, Mass. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 20. 

The separate publication of the carefully made copy of the above-named epi- 
taphs will be found very useful. 

In Memoriam. Jonas Oilman Clark, Born February 1^ 1815; died May 23 1 
1900. [New York. 1900.] pp. 48. 

This sumptuous volume is a collection by the wife of the subject, Mrs. Susan 
Wright Clark, of tributes to the memory of her husband, and contains, besides 
the biographical sketch with which it opens, an obituary, an address by the Rev. 
Calvin Stebbins, resolutions of the faculty and students of Clark University, of 
which the deceased was the founder, and tributes from the Worcester papers 
and Dr. Hall, the University President. Besides deserving a memorial for his 
many virtues, Mr. Clark richly merited such a memento as this, since by es- 
tablishing an institution of learning, he has enrolled himself among those Vho 
have assisted in the propaganda of the eternal religion whose elements are 
Light, Love and Purity. 

Diary of Samuel Cooper, 1775-1776, Reprinted from the American Historical 

Review, Vol. vi. No. 2. Jan., 1901. 4to. pp. 301-341. . 

This diary might not be inaptly described as the account of the perambula- 
tions of a horse and chaise, as in nearly every entry they are carefully men- 
tioned, usually in the abbreviation ** my H. and ch." The man who accom- 
panied them was a notal^e one in his day, pastor of the Brattle Street Church, 
Boston, chaplain to the General Court, one of the founders and afterwards 
vice-president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was men- 
tioned by John Adams as one of the seven who were most distinguished by 
their patriotic eflforts in the six years following 1760. The diary begins April 
19, 1775, and continues until May 17 of the next year. While the majority <^ 
the entries are of a commonplace nature, the journal is, nevertheless, one more 
of the always useful illustrations of the daily life of a distinguished man of the 
American Revolution. 

PhUip Vickers Fithian, Journal and Letters, 1767-1774. Student at Princeton 
College, 1770-*72, Tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia, 1773-74, Edited 
for the Princeton Historical Association by John Roger Williams. Prince- 
ton, N. J. : The University Library. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 320. 111. 
Philip Vickers Fithian, bom in 1747, enlisted as chaplain in the New Jersey 
militia 1776, served under Washington in the battles of Long Island and Har- 
lem Heights, and died of a camp epidemic in October of the same year. From 
a mass of manuscript containing Fithian's diary, letter-books, etc., have been 
selected such materials as are of historical import, or particularly illustrate his 
own character and environments. His pictures of Virginian life of the period 
are very entertaining, but, nevertheless, of a depressing eflfect on one who re- 
gards existence as something more than the pursuit of pleasure. The journal 
in Virginia and letters from there will probably be more generally attractive 
than the letters under the heading *'Princetoniana," although these latter are 
most delightfully descriptive of the life and customs of college in those days. 
The book is beautifully printed and thoroughly indexed. 

Memoir of John Elhridge Hudson, From Proceedings of the American Antiqua- 
rian Society, at the Annual Meeting, October 24, 1900. Presented by Francis 
Blake. Worcester, Mass., U. S. A. : Press of Charles Hamilton, 811 Main 
St. 1900. 8vo. pp. 7. Portrait. 

President of the American Bell Telephone Company, Vice-President of the 
New- England Historic Genealogical Society, besides being a member of sev- 
eral other societies and institutes of various characters, Mr. Hudson found in 
them a field for the display of his extraordinary administrative ability or of his 

236 Book IToHeeM. [April, 

sympathy with the adrancemeiit of lltefatan, sdeiioe itid art. Sxperlesoed* 
nnblaased, venatUe, genial and sympathetic, wall was tt said at his f mieral 
" We part to-day with a rare and noble aooL* 

An Old Story Betold. Nathaniel Jone$: HI9 Appoimtmeni a$ Chitf JuhOm </ 
Neio JerBey, in 1769, and Bow Be Kept Qf the Bench. With some AnHctciatv 
of Bis Life Bitherto Unpublished. By William Nblson. Piainlleld, K. J. e 
New Jersey Law Jonrnal Pnbilshlng Company. 1900. Syo. pp. 12. 
This sketch narrates the snccessf ol efforts to discredit and degrade an ap- 
pointee of the British King, a person objectionable by his character before his 
appointment and by his absnrd behavior afterwards. This account is more 
particular than any other before pnbllsliedY indnding facts not previonslly given 
to the world. 

In Memoriam. Samuel Smith JPurpU, M.D. Reprinted from the New-Toik 
Genealogical and Biographical Becord, Jan., 1901. n. p. ; n. d. Portrait. 
From 1869, the date of the second meeting of the Society that pabllahes tUa 
memoir. Dr. Farple continned until his death in the most intimate and nninter* 
mpted connection with its work. Since his demise there have been fonnd 
among his papers extensive materials for the Purple genealogy, as also of the 
Sheffield, Close, Lynch, Fones and Gardner families. The Purple pedigree, ad- 
ded to this sketch, shows his descent from Edward Purple of Haddam, Conn. 
A fine steel portrait exhibits the expression of that benevolence which his ac- 
tions always displayed. 

Bbtory of the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and Addresses 
delivered at the Thirty-fifth Anniversary of the Pastorate of the Beverend Oeorge 
L. Kalb, D.D. 1900. Press of the Index Printing & Publishing Co. Belie- 
fontaine. 12mo. pp. 278. 111. Price 81.00. 

Besides the history of the church in the town named in the title, this work 
contains sketches of the other Presbyterian churches in Lofiran county, with 
statKstical tables. As respects the Bellefontaine church in particular, it gives a 
list of all its pastors, officers and members, since its organization in 1828, with 
biographical notices of ministers and others. Mr. G. W. Bartholomew, on 
whom has devolved the task of compiling the records constituting the history, 
has performed it in the most thorough manner. The illustrations are numer- 
ous, including portraits of all the pastors of the church. 

The Second Church in Boston. Commemorative Services held on the Completion 
of Ttco Hundred and Fifty Tears since its Foundation, 1649-1899. Boston : 
Published by the Society. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 20<5. 111. 
This Is an absorbingly interesting volume, as befits the memorial of a church 
that has numbered among its pastors spirits so masterful and yet so diver- 
gent as the Mathers and Ralph Waldo Emerson, antipodal in theological 
belief bnt alike in l*urltanlc sentiment. The ** Introductory Note." summariz- 
ing the history of the church and recounting somewhat in detail Its musical 
education, precedes a varied body of contents, consisting of sermons and ad- 
dresses on the many topics suggested by the work and influence of the Second 
Churcli, togtaher with psalms and anthems from the Psalter and hymn books of 
the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The section allotted to the Second 
Church Branch of the Women's Alliance has very instructive articles on the 
achievements of the women of the United States in literature, education, phi- 
lanthropy and theology, thus detailing labors not directly inspired by the Second 
Church, It Is true, but In unison with its progressive spirit. 

Chamhrrlain Association of America. Beport of Annual Meeting held in Boston, 

September, 1900. 12mo. pp. 72. Portrait. 

The account of the third Annual Meeting of the Chamberlains includes the 
reports of tlie Corresponding Secretary, of the Genealogical Committee, of the 
Committees on English Ancestry and on Colonial and Revolutionary Ancestry, 
together with the memorial notice of Mellen Chamberlain, lately deceased, 
whose portrait is the frontispiece of the booklet; as also the Treasurer's report, 
and list of officers and members, — from all which it is deducible that the Asso- 
ciation owes to its intelligence and energy its *' prosperous and flourishing con- 

1901.] Book Notiee9. 237 

Hittorical Papers and Addresses to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of 
New Jersey. 1900. Printed for the Society by Collins and Day, 138 Living- 
ston St., Broolilyn, N. Y. 8vo. pp. 40. 

The papers in this pamphlet are ** Action of the General Society of the Cin- 
cinnati, May 9, 1800, on the Death of General Washington," and ** Springfield 
1780— and After," by William Nelson, New Jersey Historical Society. The ad- 
dresses were by Mr. John C. Tomlinson, Hon. John B. Pioda, Rev. J. B. Chid- 
wick. Col. Theodore H. Dodge and Hon. John S. Wise. Mr. Nelson's paper 
relates the incidents which led to the duel between the British officers, Col. 
Cosmo Gordon and Lieat.-Col. Frederick Thomas, resulting in the death of the 

7%« Congregational Tear-Book j 1900. Boston : Congregational Sunday School 

and Publishing Society. 1900. 8vo. pp. 528. 

This volume, the contents of which are under the same heads as those under 
"Which previous volumes have been arranged, contains the first report from 
Alaska ever published. The statistics, general and vital, lists of ministers and 
theological students, statements of societies, etc., are indispensable to a 
knowledge of the status of the Congregational Church. 

Ninety-Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of 
New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria, Fifth Avenue, TfUrty-third and Thirty-fourth 
Sts., Saturday, Dec. 22, 1900. [New York.] 4to. pp. 111. 
After reports of an annual and two special meetings there follows the account 
of the Festival, with the speeches, and with the addition of a list of the mem- 
bers of the Society and their guests present on the occasion, charter, by-laws 
and roll of membership. 

The Ohio Society Sons of the American Bevolution. Supplement to the Eighteen 
Hundred and Ninety-Eight Year-Book. Edited for the Society by Lucius 
Carroll Herrick, M.D. Columbus, Ohio. Published by the Society. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 130. lU. 

The pages of this volume are filled with the matter common to such publica- 
tions, — rolls of officers and members, proceedings of mectiujrs, and necrology. 
As It has been two years since the last Year-Book was published, and as the 
records of ancestral service In the Revolution given In that volume were con- 
sidered satisfactory, they have not been repeated here, only such records being 
furnished in this issue as pertain to members who have been admitted to the 
Society since the above date. 

Ontario Historical Society Papers and Be.cords. Vol. III. Toronto : Published 

by the Society. 1901. Sm. 4to. pp. 199. III. 

Eighty-five pages of this volnmc are occupied by Niagara, Grimsby and 
Newark records of births, baptisms, marriages and burials, followed by papers 
on "German-Canadian Folk-lore," " The Settlors of March Township," *'The 
Settlement of the County of Greenville," '* Some Presbyterian U. E. Loyalists," 
** The Migration of Voyageurs from Dnimmond Island to Penetangnlshene in 
1828," "The Old 'Bragh' or Hand Mill," and others of similar interest and 
importance. The story of the " Migration," gathered from the lips of the 
•* Voyageurs," ends with a dialect narration which Is very enjoyable. 

Decennial Begister of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 188S- 
1898. Phlla. : Printed by J. B. Lippincott Company. 1898. 4to. pp. 457. 
111. Map. 

This superb volume has for contents the lists of the founders of the Society, 
its officers, managers, delegates and alternate delegates, standing committees, 
members, living, transferred and deceased, the roll of ancestors, and an address 
by Hon. Samuel Whlttler Penny packer on " Valley Forge and Its Surroundings 
in History." The letter-press Is faultless, and the Illustrations the perfection 
of the engraver's art. 

Collections of the State Histoncal Society of Wisconsin, Edited and annotated 
by Ukubbm Gold Thwaites, Secretary and Superintendent of the Society. 

238 Booh Jfoiiee9. [April, 

Vol. XV. PabHshed bj Authority of Law. Madison: Democrat Printing 

Co., State Printer. 1900. 8yo. pp. 491. lU. 

In the preceding volnmes of this series the Catholic and Episcopalian chnrches 
Tery largely flgnred ; in the present issue the Presbyterians and Methodists are 
similarly treated. The articles to be specially mentioned are: Mrs. Baird's 
"Reminiscences of Life in Territorial Wisconsin"; "Diary of one of the 
Original Colonists of New Olams, 18i&, Mathlas Dnerest**; the Stockbridge 
Missloo ; ** Pioneering In the Wisconsin Lead Region " ; " Report on the Quality 
and Condition of Wisconsin Territory**; and the Indian Legends and personal 
narratives with which the work concludes. The ** Sac Tradition " and the 
narrative of Peter J. Vieau contain accounto of Indian valor and cruelty^ of 
well-nigh Incredible grandeur and Intensity. The volume furthermore touches 
the aborigines in the examples It aflbrds of the manner In which the pioneers 
obtained granto of land and mill-site privileges. The typography is good, and 
the index complete. 

Proceedings and Collections of the Wffoming Historical and Geologiedl Society, 

Volume V. Wilkes-Barr^, Pa. Printed for the Society. 1900. L. 8vo. 

pp. 208. III. Price, $3.00. 

Besides the Proceedings for 1898 and 1899, the present volume contains, as ito 
principal contents, three important geological papers by Dr. Frederic Corss, a 
catalogue of the Palseolyolc Fossils of the Lacoe Collection, a richly Illustrated 
article on the •» Early Grist-Mllls of the Wyoming Valley," "Rev. John 
Wltherspoon," "The French at Asylum, Pa.,** and "The Defence of the Dela- 
ware River In the Revolution,** — contributions which ably support the scientific 
and historical character of this Society's publications. The frontispiece is a 
portrait of Thomas Wright, owner and publisher of the WHkes-BarrS Gazette 
from 1797 to 1800, and one of the principal proprietors of the above-mentioned 

The tenor of the con ten to just named leads one to anticipate with confidence 
the Important material promised for the next issue, and, furthermore, guaran- 
tees the usefulness of the geological catalogue of over one thousand titles 
published this year by the Society. 

/State of Connecticut Report of tfu Commission of P\ihUc Records. 1900. Printed 
by Order of the I-iegislature. New Haven : The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor 
Co. 1900. 8vo. pp. 15. 

This is Public Document No. 41 of Connecticut. It contains the inquiries to 
be made of town clerks, judges of probate, pastors and clerks of churches, 
with reports on the town, probate and church records, finishing with recom- 
mendations. The assistance derived from the procedure of lion. Robert T. 
Swan, Massachusetts Commissioner, in the preparation of Inquiries, is cour- 
teously acknowledged. Replies have been received from all but eight of the 
towns in the State, from all bnt two of the prolxate judges, and nearly the 
same success was obtained in the case of the churches. 

Thirteenth Report on the Custody and Conditions of the Public Records of Par- 
isheSj Towns and Counties. By Rodkrt T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston : 
Wright and Potter l*rinting Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1901. 
8vo. pp. 66. 

The usual table of contents is presented by this year's report of the Commis- 
sion on Public Records. The appendix containing "Location of Towns in 
Counties " foniis about one half of the book ; it is a reprint from the eleventh 
report, 1899. The division entitled ** Legislation concerning Public Records ** 
gives with special propriety, as a document of the closing century, a review of 
the progress of interest in public records and legislation with respect to them. 

Suffolk Deeds. Liber XI. Boston : Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1900. 8vo. 
In the notice of Liber X. of this series in the Rboistkr for January, 1900, it 
was said that •* the chief attraction of the present volume is the IntroductloUr 
in which Mr. John T. llassam . . . has collected the biographies of the Early 
Recorders and Registers of Deeds of the County of Suffblk.*' In this issue the 
bloj^raphical sketclies are completed by the same hand, bringing the work down 
to the year 1900. The decaying condition of the early records of Suffolk Co. 
deeds rendered imperative the verbatim reprint made in accordance with an 

1901.] Hecent Publications. 239 

order of the Board of Aldermen, the proof sheets of which have been read 
from the originals, and the five fold index prepared onder the supervision of 
the author of the biographies. 

The Brewster-Bradford Co, (Hannibal, N. FJ Catalogue and Price List. 

This is a neat little 16mo. pamphlet of attractive publications, engravings and 
souvenir articles, relating to the Puritan and Pilgrim, for sale by this enterpris- 
ing company. It is to be regretted, however, that coats-of-arms, ascribed to 
Mayflower families, are also purveyed, and attention is respectfully called to 
the article on ** Mayflower Passengers and Coat- Armour," in the Mauflower De- 
scendant j vol. 2, page 160. H. £. Woods. 


Pbesbntbd to thb Nbw-Enoland Historic Gbnealooioal Socibtt f&om Dbcbm- 
BBB 1, 1900, TO Mauch 1, 1901. 

Prepared by Benjamin Davis Pbtsbb. 
I. Publieaiion* written or edited by membert of the Society, 


Suffolk Manorial Families, being the County Visitations and other Pedigrees, 
edited, with extensive additions. By Joseph James Muskett. Privately printed. 
Exeter, England. 1900. 4to. 

Official Report of the First Six Meetings of the American Brigham Family Asso- 
ciation, held at Chicago, 111. ; Marlboro, Boston and Worcester, Mass., in 1893, '95, 
•96, '98, 1900. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham. Chicago, lU. 1900. 8vo. pp. 64. 

Official Report of the Fifth American Tyler Family Reunion, held at Philadelphia, 
Pa., Wednesday. September 12, 1900. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham. Chicago, IlL 
1900. 8vo. pp. 38. 

Pedigree Work. A Handbook for the Genealogist. With a New Date Book. 
1066 to 1900. By William Phillimore Watts Phillimore, MA., B.C.L. London, 
Eng. 1900. 8vo. pp. 73. 

Marriage Notices, 1785-1794, for the Whole United States. Copied from the Mas- 
sachusetts Sentinel and the Columbia Sentinel. By Charles Knowles Bolton, A.B. 
Salem. 1900. 8vo. pp. 139. 

Local History, 

Tho Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. [A part of the Council's Report made to the 
American Antiquarian Society at its Annual Meeting in Worcester, October 24, 
1900.] By Samuel A. Green, LL.D. Worcester. 1900. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Historical Sketches of the Norfolk Conference of Unitarian and other Christian 
Churches. Prepared for and read at the One Hundredth Session of the Conference, 
held at Randolph, June 12, 1900. With brief sketches of the churches now belong- 
ing to the Conference, and Lists of their Ministers to the present time. Illustrated. 
By Rev. George M. Bodge, A.M. 1900. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Ancestry of Capt. Timothy Prout of Boston, Mass. By J. Henry Lea. fRe- 

Srinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for Jan., 1901.] 
loston. 1901. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Thirteenth Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan. Boston. 1901. 8vo. pp. 65, 


The terms, Hired Man and Help. By Albert Matthews. [Reprinted from the 
publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. Y.] Cambridge. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 34. 

* This list does not inclade publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 







Joiitrjt WifiTcoif P&RTim, — The denth of 
one who hoM b«fin h«:)DOr¥d hj many 
public otflefi hehI trastA, and whoise 
«lbO»«ii vpteiiltf Im m«de hu tiame 
•Hll more widely knoim wherever ft 
Pilf^nni or Pimtmi anc^try is appt«^ 
ciftt£?i]» deinandt ft f renter recognitloEi 
ihmi « hurried ohittmry ootice. An 
iwleqimtc bio^ophy of Joseph W, Por- 
ter of Uciugor will doubtlftufi aom^iiQe 
b^ wiiitt'ti, but here we may do little 
niOTi- thiin etjiuuemte some of the oflidiil 
[KiNiiiaiiH be hni held, and Liripcrfi?etly 
(.^tttitlogut: the* boolia and pii|icri he \m* 
yfTittm or edited, 

CoJ. ronc*r wa« bom in Milton, 
Mji?*ft.i Jutv 27, S824, itsid di(?d m Bnn- 
gor, Me^ f'ebruaiT 11, 1901. His boy- 
hood was passed in Milton, Brewer 
and Wrentham, Hass., at which last 
place he attended the Academy. Be- 
tween 1840 and 1862 he lived succes- 
sively in Lowell, Weymouth and Brain- 
tree^ Mass., removing to Burlington, 
Me., in 1862, and finally to Bangor, 
Me., in 1881, being largely interested 
in the lumbering trade. 

He married, January 5, 1861, Rhoda 
Keith Perkins of Braintree, a daughter 
of the Rev. Jonas Perkins, for more 
than forty- five years pastor of the 
Union Church of Weymouth and 
Braintree. She died at Burlington, 
Nov. 30, 1875, and on May 4, 1877, he 
married Mrs. Rose Brooks Xickerson, 
of Orrington, Me., who, with Miss 
Rhoda Josepha Porter and Miss Mary 
Stetson Porter, daughters of his first 
wife, survives him. His first- bom 
child, Joseph, always most tenderly 
cherished in his father's memory, died 
when only a year and a half old. 

Aide-de-camp to Governor Cobum 
in 1863, messenger of the electoral 
vote of Maine in 1864, member of the 
Maine House of Representatives in 
1864, 1865, 1868, 1872 and 1876, and of 
the Senate in 1866 and 1867, on the gov- 
ernor's council in 1869 and 1870, presi- 
dent of the State Republican Conven- 
tion in 1872, presidential elector in 
1876, chairman of the board of prison 
and jail inspectors in 1 880, and declin- 
ing the office of warden of the State 
Prison the same year, reappointed 
upon the board of inspectors in 1884, 

m^'mbet of the Coromon Council of 
Bangor Iti 1889, an altlemiiin from 
Ihm io 1893^ and c^hmirmnn of the 
Ufinrd of rt'fifitration &om Janwary 31^ 
181*8, to the tiinif of hia dcfjease, there 
were but few public mim of his day 
in Maine to whose bio^uphy he could 
not have contributed a valuable chap- 
ter of reminisccfiee!(. 

Yet, amid all thif ceaseless round of 
OJEctal duties, he foimd tim<^ to build 
for hiiiisdf a more tudurini? mojiuuieot 
in the fields of htsloticttl and ^eo^ilogi- 
ctU rtreciirch. working iftUh on euihu- 
sia«m and luduiitry rarely equtiUc^d, 
and oontTibutiug frtdy of th« wenlth 
of facts he had n-- ^ d to every 

one who asked his assistance. For 
example, Williamson's Biography of 
Maine gives the titles of 190 papers by 
Mr. Porter, and the files of the Boston 
Transcript are indebted to him for al- 
most countless c<mtributions on family 
genealogy. G^enealo^t of the Porter 
and the Eddy fiunihes and the early 
settlers on the Penobscot River, au- 
thor of the History of the Maine State 
Prison and of the Memoir of General 
David Cobb and Family, publisher for 
about ten years of the Bangor Histori- 
cal Magazine, he did not cease to con- 
tribute, almost to the day of his death, 
weekly articles to the Bangor Saturday 
Commercial. The last of these articles 
on local history appeared in its issue 
of February 2, 1901, and was the 208th 
since Feb. 8, 1896. 

He was a member of the Masonic 
fraternity, of the Maine, Weymouth and 
the Old Colony Historical Societies. 
We have not exhausted the list of his 
writings or his memberships, but space 
is wanting to record them all. 

Best of all, Mr. Porter's heart was 
yoting. It was a touching sight to see, 
as an honored part of the funeral cor- 
tege, four little boys, neighbors of his, 
over whose sports he had daily watched 
with unwearied interest, and who had 
been always glad to leave their play at 
any time to walk with the friend who 
loved them so much. •• My nice boys," 
he would often say, "they will grow 
up to be good men." 


John J. Loud. 

Errata.— Vol. 66, page 78, line 23, for 1787 read 1797. 

VoL 66, page 149, line 14, dele [illegible], insert " of Sharper.' 




JULY, 1901. 


Bj Rbv. Ezra Hott Btinoton, D.D., of Newton, Mass. 

Henrt ALI.EN Hazen was born in Hartford, Vermont, December 
27, 1832, and he died near his birthplace, August 4, 1900. He. was 
descended on both sides from families tliat came to New England 
with the first generation of its settlers, and have furnished their fv3l 
share of excellent citizens, — farmers, merchants, military leaders, 
men of science and of political wisdom, physicians and clergymen. 

His father was Allen Hazen, who was of the sixth generation from 
his emigrant ancestor. He was born in Hartford, Vermont, August 
6, 1795. fie was a student in Dartmouth College, in the class of 
1817, for two years, but left without completing the course, oil 
aooount of the weakness of liis eyes, and engaged in teaching in 
Wheelingf West Virginia. He afterwards went to New Orleans 
and was connected with the Custom House in that city. He returned 
to Hftrtford after a few years, and spent the larger part of his life on 
the fiinn of ^hich his grandfather, Tliomas Hazen, was the first 
owner. He was a man of integrity and intelligence, and of literary 
taiteS) aa well as of high Christian character. He was elected to re- 
preaent the town in the Legislature of Vermont in 1845, 1846 and 
1849, and he filled a number of other important positions in the town. 

T&e Puritan ancestor of the Hazen family in this country was 
Edward' Hazen, who settled in Rowley, Massachusetts, about the 
year 1648. He seems to have been a man of influence and wealth 
for those times. His son Thomas* was born February 29, 1657-8, 
and inherited a double portion of his father's estate. He removed 
to Topsficld, and later to Boxford, and in 1711 to Norwich, Con- 
necticut, where he died in 1735. He was a member of the church, 
and a freeman. Ilis son, Thomas,* born in Topsficld in 1690, died 
in Norwich in 1776-7, leaving seven children, all bom in Norwich. 
His son, Thomas,* born September 30, 1719, removed to Wood- 
bury, Connecticut, where he owned a large tract of land. In 1774 
he removed to Hartford, Vermont, where the most of his sixteen 

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242 Henry Allen Hazen. [Julyy 

children married and settled. He was among the pioneers in that 
new country, and was the owner of a thousand acres in the north 
part of Hartford. In 1775 he built the first two-story house in that 
town, near the Connecticut river. This house is still occupied by his 
descendants. There is a tradition in the family that while this house 
was building the workmen heard the firing at the battle of Bunker 
Hill, which was then in progress. (See note at the end.) 

His son, Asa/ who was bom in Connecticut in 1749, spent his life 
on this farm. He had ten children. His third child was Austin, 
who graduated at Dartmouth College in 1807, became a minister, 
pastor for many years in Hartford, and later in Berlin, Vermont. He 
was the father of Rev. Allen Hazen, who spent the larger part of 
his life in India, a very useful missionary of the American Board. 
Sophia, a daughter of Rev. Austin Hazen, married Rev. David T. 
Stoddard and went to Persia as a missionary. Three of the younger 
sons of Rev. Austin Hazen — Austin, William Skinner and Azel 
Washburn — are also ministers. Four of the sons of the younger 
Rev. Austin Hazen are already in the ministry, and one of them is 
a foreign missionary. The well known General William B. Hazen, 
bom in Hartford, Vt., in 1830, and the late Professor Henry Allen 
Hazen of Washington, were among the descendants of Asa Hazen. 
Another son of Asa Hazen was Allen Hazen,' the father of Rev. 
Henry Allen Hazen, of whom we write. 

On the maternal side, the record of Dr. Hazen is equally interest- 
ing. Hitj mother was Hannah Putnam Dana, daughter of Hon. 
Israel Putnam Dana of PoniiVet, ^'orm(>nt. She was born March 6, 
1804, and married Febmary 15, 1832. She was of the seventh 
generation from her Puritan ancestor, Richard Dana, who came 
from England about tlie year 1640, and settled in Cambridge. The 
descendants of Richard Dana in this country have been very numer- 
ous, and every generation has furnished some illustrious men. Mrs. 
Hazen was also connected with the Putnam family by the marriage 
of her grandfather, John Winchester Dana, with Hannah Putnam, 
the eldest daughter of General Israel Putnam, so distinguished 
during the Revolutionary war. 

She was carefully educated in the best schools of New England. 
She lived for nearly half a century in the old family mansion in 
Hartford, where her three children were born. One who knew her 
well has written of her : " Though far from the bustle of life, her 
hands and brain always found some duty waiting, some work to be 
done. Her household cares, the rearing of her children, the thousand 
phases of a mother's work, would seem enough to exhaust the energy 
of a delicate woman. Yet her home and heart were always open to 
her friends. Their joys and sorrows were hers, and drew from her 
words and deeds of the warmest sympathy and encouragement. 
Bright, ardent and frank, she will ever stand apart in the memory of 
her friends. Here grew up tlie three children, who survive her, and 

1901.] Henry Allen Hazen. 243 

here, in the afternoon of her life, they and their children often 

The earlier years of Dr. Hazen were spent in this home, among the 
charming scenes of the upper valley of Connecticut river. He was 
brought up after the older New England way, in habits of industry 
and frugality. The family went regularly to the old church of the 
town, where he was baptized. They went later to the village 
church, where, in due time, he was received as a communicant. 
Dartmouth College was only a few miles away, where a number of 
his kindred had been graduated. He was prepared for college at 
Danville, Vermont, and at Kimball Union Academy, New Hamp- 
shire ; and entered Dartmouth in 1850, at the age of eighteen. He 
used to walk from his home, two miles away, every day. He is re- 
membered by his classmates as an accurate and successful scholar, 
especially in the classical languages. He ranked in the first third of 
the class. 

He was graduated in 1854, and went directly to the Theological 
Seminary at Andover. His class numbered more than thirty, and 
he was from the first one of the leading men. He was an all-round 
man, very genial and hearty in his ways, with unusual power of 
acquiring knowledge. At Andover he was graduated with his class 
in 1857, and he carried out a plan formed years before by offering 
himself to the American Board for missionary service abroad. A 
weakness of the eyes, from which he had suffered while in college as 
well as in the Seminary, prevented him from going at once, and while 
he was waiting, he entered upon Home Missionary work in his native 
state. He preached in 1857 and 1858 in Barnard and Bridgewater. 
He was ordained as an Evangelist at St. Johnsbury, February 17, 
1858. He preached at Hardwick, Vermont, in 1858-59, at Barton 
in 1859-60, and at West Randolph in 1861-62, without taking a 
permanent pastoral charge. At length it seemed necessary to give 
up the plan of going abroad, and he accepted a call from the church 
in Plymouth, Mew Hampshire, and was installed as pastor January 
21, 1863. He had a useful ministry at that place, of about six 
years, during which time he became well known in the state. He was 
dismissed July 15, 1868 ; and was installed at Lyme, N. H., Sept. 
2, 1868, where he remained about two years. His third pastorate 
was at Pittsfield, where he was installed December 3, 1870, and 
where he was dismissed November 30, 1872. His last pastorate was 
at Billerica, Massachusetts, where he was installed May 2, 1874, and 
dismissed May 4, 1879. After twenty-two years of service in the 
active ministry, he retired from pastoral work and purchased a house 
in Auburndale, Massachusetts, which wae his home during the last 
twenty years of his life. He continued to preach, as he was called 
upon from time to time, by churches which were without pastors, but 
he gave the larger part of his time to historical investigations, and to 
the general work of the Congregational churches. 

244 Henry Allen Hdzen. [July, 

He had been a trufitee of Elimball Union Academy from the year 
18C9, and of the Howe School, Billerica, from 1875. He had 
served as Statistical Secretary of the New Hampshire General As- 
sociation from 1872 to 1874, and had prepared the Minutes for the 
press. He was Associate Editor of the Congregational Quar^ 
terly from 1876 to 1878. During that time he published in the 
Quarterly two elaborate articles on the ^Ministry and Churches of 
New Hampshire," which were republislied in a volume in 1875. 
He also published an important pamphlet, in 1878, entitled "The 
Pastors of New Hampshire." In 1877, while he was pastor at 
Billerica, he was chosen by the town a member of a committee to 
prepare a History of Billerica. Almost all the work devolved upon 
Dr. Hazen, and he gave to it much of his time for about five years. 
The history was published by him in 1882. It is a volume of 509 
pages, and is one of the fullest and most accurate town histories 
tliat have been published. It gave its author a wide reputation a8 
a diligent and successful historical writer. 

In September, 1875, while residing at Billerica, Dr. Hazcn was 
elected a member of the New-England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, and for twenty-five years he has been a regular attendant at 
its stated meetings, and has contributed very much to their interest 
and value. He was for eleven years a member of the Committee on 
Memorials, and he had an important part in preparing the five large 
memorial volumes for the press. He was a member of the Com- 
mittee on Papers and Essays from 1881 to 1888. He was Chair- 
man of the Committee on the Library from 1893 to 1896. He 
served for one year as Corresponding Secretary, two years as a 
Director, and four years as a member of the Council. He was 
called frequently to preside at the stated meetings of the Society, in 
the absence of the President. Besides filling these ofiScial positions, 
Dr. Ilazen contributed to the growth and usefulness of the Society 
by his active and intelligent interest in all departments of its work. 

He had also been for many years a member of the Vermont His- 
torical Society, and of the Historical Society of New Hampshire. 
In 1892 he delivered the Annual Address before the New Hamp- 
shire Ilistoricfil Society, entitled " New Hampshire and Vermont ; 
an Historical Study." This address was published by the Society. 
He was Secretary of the Alumni Association of Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary for ten years from 1880, and he prepared its annual 
Necrology with great care. He also prepared for the Seminary its 
General Catalogue in 1880. 

But the services by which Dr. Hazen became most widely known 
in this country and beyond the sea, were those which he rendered to 
the churches of his denomination after he had retired from the pas- 
toral office. He began tliis work in 1880, as a clerk in the office 
of the American Board of Foreign Missions. This position he held 
for about three years. In 1883 he was elected Secretary of the 

1901.] Henry Allen Hazen. 245 

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United 
States. He was the successor of Dr. Alonzo H. Quint, who had 
kept the statistics of the churches with rare genius and accuracy for 
the greater part of a generation. It was a distinguished honor to 
be chosen to take the place of such a man ; and the Council which 
selected Dr. Hazen for tliis work recognized, at the same time, the 
services of Dr. Quint in a vote of thanks. 

The office of Secretary carried with it the editorship of the Min- 
utes of the National Council, and also the preparation of the Year 
Book. Dr. Hazen was elected to this office six times, each time for 
a period of three years. He prepared for the press five volumes of 
the Minutes of the Council, and seventeen volumes of the Year 
Book, — twenty-two volumes in all. These volumes were sent 
to every Congregational minister from Maine to Oregon; and 
also to the Clerk of every Congregational church in the land. They 
are the materials of history, and are constantly referred to here and 
in England as the most reliable sources of information relating to the 
Congregational Churches of America. 

In addition to his work for the National Council, Dr. Hazen 
served as Secretary of the Massachusetts General Association from 
1888, for twelve years. This involved the preparation of the Min- 
utes of that body each year for publication. 

He had much to do in preparing the way for the First Interna- 
tional Council, which met in London in 1891. He was chosen one 
of the Secretaries of that body, and he had an important part in its 
proceedings. An address which he gave at a lawn party in London 
is well remembered. President Northrop said that it was one of the 
best delivered during the sessions of the Council. 

Dr. Hazen had also a very important part in the Second Interna- 
tional Council, which met in Boston in September, 1899. He was 
a member of the Committee of Arrangements, — a member also of 
the Program Committee, and of the Publishing Committee. He 
was elected Secretary of the Council, and on the first day of the ses- 
sion he read a report as Secretary of the American Council, which 
gave the official statement of the action by which the International 
Council had been convened in Boston. He was called upon from 
time to time, during the session of ten days, to render important ser- 
vices to that body. After the adjournment of the Council, he had a 
great deal to do in preparing the Volume of Proceedings for the 
press, and he had great satisfaction not only in the results of the 
Council but in the manner in which its volume of Proceedings was 

Dr. Hazen prepared the Year Book as usual in the early part of 
the year following, and sent it to the churches over the country. 
He also prepared the Minutes of the General Association of Massa- 
chusetts for the press, and sent them out to the churches. This was 
hid last work. 

246 Henry Allen Hcizen. [cTuly, 

He had been in excellent health all Rummer, and when he paid his 
last visit to the Congregational House, several of his fellow workers 
congratulated him on his vigorous appearance. He seemed in more 
than his usual good spirits in view of the four weeks' vacation which 
he purposed to spend with his &mily friends at the old home in 
Hartford, Vennont. He went to Hartford on Friday, August 3, 
with Mrs. Hazcn. The next day they went on a picnic to Fairlee, 
a town near by, and spent the day by the lake. After an enjoyable 
day, in which he exhibited much animation and physical vigor, the 
family party returned by rail to Norwich, and thence by carriage to 
the homestead. Dr. Hazen preferred to walk the mile or two while 
the others rode. It was on this walk, and when very near his desti- 
nation, that he fell, with his hat in his hand ; his mortal life appar- 
ently ending instantly. His death, like that of some of his relatives 
of an older generation, was by apoplexy. It was just as he would 
have had it. Only a few days before, he had said to a friend, "I 
have ceased to pray ' From sudden death, good Lord, deliver us.* I 
hope that my end, whenever it may come, may be sudden." 

The funeral was attended at the old home in Hartford, on Tues- 
day. Rev. Calvin Cutler, the pastor emeritus of the church at 
Auburndale, was present as a representative of the church. Prof. 
Adams of Dartmouth College, and Rev. Henry A. Stimson, D.D., 
of New York, also took part in the services. The burial was in 
the family lot in Hartford. 

Dr. Hazen married, July 9, 1863, Charlotte Eloise, daughter of 
Dr. Geor<!:e Barrett Green, of Windsor, Vermont. She was the 
mother of his three children : Mary, bom Nov. 23, 1864, died Sept. 
30, 1865 ; Emily, born Aug. 5, 1866, and graduated at Smith Col- 
lege, 1889 ; and Charlotte, born Nov. 6, 1868, and graduated at the 
Po86e Gymnasium in Boston, 1894. Mrs. Hazen died Feb. 8, 1881. 

In 1889, August 31, he married Martha Bethia, daughter of 
George Warren Heath of Boston, who survives him. Mrs. Hazen 
accompanied her husband to Europe at the time of the First Inter- 
national Council in London. At that time they made an extended 
trip on the Continent. 

In 1891 he received the honorary degree of D.D. from Marietta 
College, Ohio. 

The titles of various volumes and pamphlets of which he was the 
author have been already given in this paper. Besides these, he 
published, in 1865, The Historical Manual of the Congregational 
Church in Plymouth, New Hampshire ; and in 1875, A Centennial 
Historical Discourse at the same church. He was the author, in 
connection with his classmate. Rev. S. Lewis B. Speare, of the 
History of his College Class, published in 1898. He also pub- 
lished a number of articles in various periodicals and newspapers. 

The home of Dr. Hazen at Auburndale was a very attractive 
one, and he welcomed his old friends with great pleasure. There 

1901.] Henry Allen Hazen. 247 

his classmates and historical co-workers used to go to freshen the 
associations of other days. Very few ministers had so wide an 
acquaintance as he among the leading Congregationalists of this 
country. Dr. William E. Barton of Chicago, who spent the last 
Sabbath but one with Dr. Hazen, has written a very interesting 
narrative of his home life, — of his conversations concerning the 
eminent men he had known, — and concerning his plans for the 
future. He was a public-spirited citizen, and had been for many 
years a leader in the Village Improvement Society of Auburndale. 
He was a useful member of the church in that place, and his de- 
parture was mourned by its pastor and by the people. 

Since he was taken away, various testimonials have come to his 
family of the esteem and love of his friends. Among the earliest of 
these was a vote passed by the citizens of Billerica, in town meeting, 
expressing their sorrow at the death of the historian of Billerica, 
well known as a citizen of that town ; and sending to his family the 
assurance of their sympathy in their great loss. The people loved 
the man, the friend, the pastor, and they mourned his departure. 
Letters of sympathy have come from the people of other congre- 
gations to which he had ministered. Such letters have been received 
jfrom his friends in different parts of this country and from Great 

The Provisional Committee of the National Council adopted the 
following Memorial : 

"Since 1883, when Dr. Hazen was elected Secretary of the 
National Council, succeeding the late Dr. Alonzo H. Quint, he has 
been the official representative of the denomination best known to 
the world. He was fitted for the place, and he loved the work. 
His ancestry, his birth and education in New England, his wide 
acquaintance, extending over many years, with the leaders of this 
denomination, his deep and abiding faith in the principles of Con- 
gregationalism, joined with an earnest desire that those principles 
should prevail, made him a power for good in his place. His genial 
manner, his unruffled calmness, his kindly interest in men, won for 
him hosts of friends, and caused him to be sought very often as an 

Rev. Frederick A. Noble, D.D., the Moderator of the National 
Council, writes of him: '*He was one of our indispensable men. 
He had a clear and well-balanced mind. He was severely trained 
in all his faculties and tastes. He was full of faith, and devoted 
every energy to his work. He was patience itself. His kindness 
amounted to genius. He was a rare, choice spirit, frank as a child, 
open as the day, and to know him was to love him. It is a delight 
to me to think how much Dr. Hazen had in his closing years to 
rejoice in. He was permitted to see the great International Council 
fulfil his most sanguine expectations, and to see the record of that 
splendid historic gathering put in print and sent abroad. Above 

248 Henry Allen Hazen. \j^^Yf 

all, it was his felicity to know that the work to which he had 
devoted so raany of the best years of his life had been carried to 
•uch a consummation that other hands could take it up and continue 
it in the years of the new century. ** 

The New-England Historic Genealogical Society adopted an 
extended minute, setting forth in detail the services which Dr. 
Hazcn had rendered to that Society, and recognizing the important 
contributions he had made to the history of New England. 

Note {ante, page 242). — It may be interesting to read some of the tra- 
ditions that have come down in regard to the places where the sound of the 
Battle of Bunker Hill was heard. 

Col. All)ert H. Iloyt, formerly Editor of the Register, writes : — 

** lu reply to your inquiry of the 26th inst., I would say that on ray visits 
to my maternal p^randfather, Thomas Freeman, at Barnard, Vt., In my boyhood 
days, I repeatedly heard him state that he and his elder brother, and their fa- 
ther, and likewise their hired men, heard distant cannonadin«: on the 17th of 
June, 1775. They first heard the sounds when they were lying upon the ground 
and in the act of drinking from a spring of water. 

The Frceraans, with the Newtons, and others, were among the very first set- 
tlers in Barnard, having removed thither from the * Plymouth Colony * country 
in March, 1776. 

I had no direct confirmation of this statement, by my grandfather, until, 
some time in the 70's, I met a gentleman wlio then had in his custody the MS- 
diary of the elder Prcsi<lent Wheolock of Dartmouth College. In his diary, 
under dale of Juno 17, President Wlieelock records, in substance, that on tke 
day named he heard distant cannonading, and greatly wondered as to the cause- 
A week, or more, after the 17tli, he recorded the fact that he had then learned 
through messengers, or travellers, that the battle on Breed's Hill and Bunker's 
Hill occurred on the 17th. I liave been informed that the gentleman who 
showed me the diary is dead, and I do not know where said diary now is. 

Hanover is about 545 feet above sea-level, and is distant from Boston about 
114 miles. The town of Barnard, which is about 145 miles from Boston, is in a 
north-westerly direction from Hanover, and the height of the Freeman lauds 
above the sea-level is not less than 1150 feet. 

It is not at all incredible, it seems to me, that in certain states of the atmos- 
phere, with the wind favorable, the repeated booming of heavy guns should 
be heard on wooded heights, even as distant as Barnard is from Charlestown, 
especially if one were lying on the ground." 

Rev. Joshua W. Wellman, D.I)., of Maiden, Mass., writes as follows: — 
** In response to your request that I would give my authority for the state- 
ment made by me last Monday, to the eflect that men in Cornish, N.IL, heard 
the booming of the cannon llred at the Battle of Bunker Hill, I would say that 
in a letter dated ' Cornish, X. H., Feb. 12, 1821,* written by my great uncle, Col. 
James Ripley, of Coniish, and addressed to his eldest sister, Mrs. Faith (Ripley) 
Spicer, then residing at Richmond, Vt., he says, speaking of the journey of 
the family from Connecticut to Cornish : ' We arrived at Cornish on the 14th of 
June (1775). On the 17th the sound of cannon fired at Banker Hill thundered 
through our woods.* Such is my authority. Col. Ripley was a man of strict 
veracity, and never given to hasty or incautious statements. He was a leading 
man in the town, and famous in all that region. Strange as it may seem, it was 
the testimony of several Cornish men that, from the summit of Cornish hills, 
they heard distinctly on that 17th of June what they aftencards were compelled 
to believe was the (iVing of the cannon at Bunker Hill. This story of Cornisli 
men hearing the firing of cannon at Bunker Hill, I used to hear told when I was 
a boy in Coniish. I believe it to be true. Cornish men are not liars." 


Kittery {Maine) Tax Lists. 


KITTERY (ilAINE) TAX LISTS, 1756, 1758 AND 1770. 

Transcribed bj Francis Everett Blake, Esq., fVom manuscripts in the possession of 

the Society. 

York S S Kittery Sept' the 6"^ 1756 A Rate or Tax made on Polls and 
Estates Rateable in Kittery by virtu*? of a Wmthi^ fnuo llnri^nu Gray 
Esq' Province Treasarer at Kitie Shilling and Six pence on Each Poll & 
Eleven Pence half penny on y* pound for Estate Lawf ull money. 

PEBsofri NA3f£e 






£ s d 

Wid'' Mercy Tciherlj 

13 Jl 

John SpiDEief 


1 8 7 

Wid*'^ Abig' Spinney 

19 2 

John Tetherly 


1 18 3 

W« Tethf^rly 


1 6 9 

Tho* Feruaid 


18 3 

T&ter Dixflon 


1- 3- 

0-17- 9 

2 10 3 

Jogh^ Remick 


1 5 9 

Isaac Eemick 


17 10 

Mo6e« Fern aid 


0- 3^10 

0- 1^ 2 

14 e 

John Skri<;3^t^eni 


11 5 

Piiul Hkfiggena 


0- 1-11 

0- 1- 5 

1 2 4 

Richard King 


17 2 

Amoa Paial 


0-16- 3 


2 2 11 

Stephen Field 


0- 6- S 

0- 8^ 7 

1 4 

Stephen Paul 


1 6 9 

Jof^plk Field 


0^15- 4 

0-11- 6 

2 5 10 

Stepht^n Fii4d Jun' 


0- 3-10 


16 10 

Dan^ Lydeton 


1 8 8 

Way moth Lydston 


1 7 9 

Sftinmd Remick 


0- 4- 9 

0- 1^ 6 

15 9 

Kaih^ Remick 


0-1^ 5 

0"l4r- 9 

1 18 8 

Parker Foster 


I 7 9 

John Remick 


10 9 

Mark Staple 



pleB Estate 

la 4 

Solomon Staple 


19 1 

Thomas Spinney 



2 8 

Josepli Fernald 


1- 1- 1 

0-17^ 3 

2 17 4 

JoHbua Brooki 




1 14 8 

John naiigcom 


8- S 

0- 6- 9 

1 14 5 

Inmm Hill 


2 1 

Capt" Peter Staple 


3 7 

P«t4r Staplti Jun' 


12 4 


2 7 9 

John Rogers 


1 17 9 

Wid" Snsaiina Knight 


0- 4^ 3 

11 11 

Ctpt" Rogf DeoriDg 


15 9 

John DeariDg 


11 8 

John Hammond 


2 13 6 

Jonathan llauiniond 




1 18 5 


Kittery {Maine) Tax LitU. 


Andrew Green 
Sam* Tobey 

Stepli^' Toi!!ey 
Epbralm Libbej 

Bftmtiel Lthbef 
Sftm^ Hanscom 
Tho* Hansoom S^ 

AbralijiKi Cromi 
Joliii TiiWy 
Aaron Hamscom 
Josbua Staple 
Joseph Staple 
Wid'' Martha Libbey ) 

and Son Ruben * J 
Mathew Libbey 
James Staple 
James Fogg 
George H&TDmotid 
John Leighton 
DowDitig WoodtniLti 
JPoieph Hamaiond 
Mad"^ MiiriLa Shapleigh 

and Two Sons 
W° Leighton 
Cap° Jn*> Rliapleigh 
John Crocker 
Humph^ Scammon 
Sam* Hill Jun^ 
Joseph Hill Jun' 
W™ Stacy 
Snni' Moore 
Mich^ Keimard 
Edw** Kennard 
Mich^ Kennard Jim' 
Mo8(^ Hamscom 
Stephen Dizson 
Abra"» Femald 
John Peters 
Mich^ Vaughan 
Alex" Shapleigh 
John Hickey 
Sam* Haiiscom J' 
John lirawn 
W"» R(»mick 
John Seavy 
Nath' llogers 
W" Tetherly Jun' 
John Allen Jun^ 
W«" Spinney 
Sam* Kennard 
Robey Lydston 


12 6 


2 2 11 




2 11 6 


2 18 6 


9 6 


1 15 3 



0-lS- 2 

1 19 11 




12 7 



0- 1-11 

16 2 


2 3 6 



0-14- 6 

2 6 11 



0-15- 4 

1 14 6 




1 19 


0-11- 6 

0- a-10 

1 19 4 


0-16- 4 

0-16- 6 

2 2 4 



10 5 




1- 1- 1 

0-19- 2 

2 9 9 


0-13- 5 

0-15- 8 

2 7 8 


1- 1- 1 


2 19 I 


1- 1- 1 

0-12- 6 

2 11 6 


1- 1- 1 

0-18- 7 

2 18 8 


2- 5- 1 


4 12 5 


1- 8- 9 

1- 3- 3 

3 1 6 


3- 7- 1 

1-17- 8 

6 13 3 


12 2 


18 8 


1 3 


11 5 


17 2 


1 4 9 


18 6 


17 8 


16 8 


0-11- 6 

0-16- 2 

1 17 2 


13 4 


14 9 




12 10 




1 7 2 


11 10 


13 4 


11 6 


12 2 


15 9 


15 8 


10 6 




17 2 


11 5 


1 2 11 


Kittery {Maine) Tax Lists. 


Dennis Femald 
Tim® Hanscom 
Dan* Hanscom 
Jon® Hanscom 

W» Fernald 

Joe. Staple Jan^ 

J&tnet Han acorn 

Joseph Haiiacom 

James Fogg Jim^ 

Gideon Kui^bt 

Joseph Remick 

IchalxMl Ri^mtek 

Edm'^ Spiatiey 

Solomou Staple J' 

W*- MalalJey 

Jacob Garlatid 

Sam* Pettegrow 

Tunothj Eichardaoii 

David lioyce 

^oah Staple 

John Tetherly Jim' 

Edw*» Preble 

John Foster 

Dan> Tetherly 

Dan* Knight 

Enoch Remick 

Rob' Tripe 

Tho« Tripe 

Jonathan Moore 

Tobias Shapleigh, Constable 

Ephraim Libbey J' 

John Gowell 

John Pettcgrow 


0-11- 6 

0- - 

1- 2- 

0-18- 8 



1 19 
































































155 7 7 

York S S Kittery September the 17.^8 A Rate or Tax made on 

Polls and Estates Rateable m Kittery by Virtue of a Warrant from Har- 
rison Gray Eflq"" Province Treasurer at fourteen Shillings on Each Poll d; 
Eighteen Pence on the Pound for Estates Lawfull money 

Namu* or Peii»oxs 




£ ». d. 

Widow Meiry Tetherly 
John Siiinney 
Widow Abiirail Spinney 
John Totherly 
William Tetherly 
Thomas Femald 
Abraham Fernald 

1" 8-0 



2 6 

1 4 
1 7 6 
1 6 
1 6 
1 a 9 


KUttry (Maine) Tax LUU. 


Peter IMxson 
Isaac Remick 

Josimj* U*tiiirk 
H o«e$ Fenjald 
John Skriggens 
yaul Skrlg^viifi 
■Bdow lliiuimh King 
Mmem Fniil 
Stephen Field 
Stephen Paul 
Jeremiah Pnul 
Joseph Field 
Stephen Fidd Jun^ 
DanieJ Ljditon 
"WajnaoQtfa Ljdflton 
Samuf:] Bemkk 
llttlli> BMikic 
Pn-lr-r Fcwlfif 
John Remick 
Mark htaple 
Solomon Buiple 
Ulionuw Spuiuej 
Joieph Fern&ld 
Joshua Brooks 
John IlAnscom 
Isaac Hill 
Capt" Pctor Staple 
Geor^t' Rogers 
John Hofrt?rs 
Gideon Knight 
Dan' Kni^rht 
Daii] 1,1 hikI Gideon Knight for y^ 
John Dearing 
'John Hammond 
Jonathan Hammond 
Andrew Green 
Samiul Tobey 
Ste])lu*n TolK»y 
Ephruim Lihby & 1 

Son P^phraim J 
SamiHil Libbey 
Tho" Hanscom 
Sam' Hanscom 
Tho^ Hanscom Jun^ 
Abraham Cross 
John Tobey 
John Tobey Jun' 
Aaron Hanscom 

Aaron Hanscom for W" Spinne 
Joshua Staple 
Joseph Staple 
Widow Martha Libbey ) 

and Son Ruben j 

0- 9-0 


1- 7-0 


2- 2-0 


0- 7-6 



0- G-0 


1- 2-6 


0- 3-9 


1- 8-0 

1- 7-0 

1- 8-0 




1- 8-0 





0- 4-6 




1- 8-0 



1- 8-0 

1- 1-0 

1- 8-0 

1- 7-0 


1- 7-0 

1- 8-0 


0- 7-6 


0- 9-0 


1- 4-0 


1- 1-0 



ys Estate 

2- 2-0 


1- 8-0 


1- 8-0 

1- 4-0 



1- 2- 6 


0-17- 4 
1- 9- 2 
0-10- 7 
0-15- 1 


1- 7-11 

0-12- 7 
0-13- 8 
0-12- 3 

0- 5- 1 

4 17 


1 S 

1 16 


1 8 







1 1 


1 6 




8 18 


1 7 


1 4 



2 19 

2 4 





3 12 


4 10 


1 15 


2 14 



3 14 




1 3 


1 3 




1 2 


3 6 





4 2 


3 1 


3 4 

1 8 


1 6 


2 10 


2 8 



1 6 




2 17 


2 18 


KiUery {Maine) Tax Liata. 


Hathew Libbey 


1 8 7 

James Staple 

11 3 

James t^.^iri^ 



1-11- 1 

3 18 8 

Genrgf niimmond & ) 
Son ElML'tiezer j 

1- 8-0 

1- 2-6 

1- 9-10 

4 4 

John Leiglilon 

2- 2-0 


1- 1- 5 

4 16 5 

James Fog;^ Jon^ 



10 8 

Ikiwuiug Woodman 

1- 8-0 


0-16- 7 

3 14 7 

Jo«tq>b Hammond 

2- 2-0 


1-11- 6 

5 6 6 

llad^ Bf ariha Shapleigh ) 
& Three Sod« ) 

8 16 

Willfam Leigbton 


2- 5-0 

1- 7- 1 

4 6 1 

Hum|i}irv Seammom 


1 10 6 

S.m■^Al^^^ iinijan' 

1 11 11 

TVilliam Stacy 

1- 8-0 

2 4 6 

Jonatban Moore 


1 9 

Widow Patience Moore 



Micb^ Kennard 


0- 9-0 


1 7 6 

£dward Kennard 


0- 6-0 


1 7 5 

Michael Kennard Jun' 


19 3 

Mo^tti Ilan«com 


1^ 1-0 

1- 2- 4 

2 17 4 

Stephen Dixson 

19 3 

Alex' Shapleigb 

1- 8-0 



3 11 

Sam^ Ilanscom Jun' 



1 5 11 

John Brawn 



14 5 

Wiiimm llemick 

16 3 

John Seavy 

1 14 

Nalb" Rogers 

1 12 1 

WiUiam 1 eiherlj Jun' 

1 18 

John Teth^irly Jan' 

16 3 

John Allen Jun' 


Samuel Keunani 

18 6 

Widow Sarah Lydston 


Dennis Feruald 

3 3 6 

Dan^ Ilanscom 

1 3 

W™ Fernald 

1 9 

James Ilanscom 

19 3 

Joseph Hanscom 


0- 8-0 

0- 2-11 

19 11 

Joseph Remick 

16 3 

Icbal»od Remick 

12 3 

Edmund Spinney 

10 6 

Solomon Staple Jun' 

16 3 

Jacob Garland 

19 6 

SamutU PeUegrow 

18 6 

Koah Staple 

1 1 6 

K.».v"nl f'r«bU 


John Foster 

16 3 

Tho« Tripe 


Enoch Remick 

1 1 6 

Jonathan Ilanscom 

16 8 

John Gowel 

18 6 

John Pettegrow 


John Skriggens Jun' 



Sittery (Maine) Tax LuU. 


Bob^ Toang 
Joseph Paul 
David Staple 
Robert Staple 
Hezekiah Staple 
Isaac Reed 
John Spinney Jnn' 
Isaac Reed Jnn' 
Dan> Toward 











From a << List of Personal Estates Given In by Snndrey Persons 1770 '* 
the following names are taken — the personal property consisting principally 
of horses, cows, &c., being omitted here. 

John Leighton 1 pole. 

John Stanley 1 pole, his 2 Sons to be rated for their own poles. 

Lady Pepperrell, Stanly Improves J to my Lady y* other half to Stanly 

Saml Sally Wentworth's Estate y« half to S* Stanley y« other to 

Josh* Wentworth. 
Cap'' Alexand' Raitt 3 poles. 2 oxen he Sold Sept' 8 to Abner Yonng. 

1 Negro man 2 Negro women. 
John Patch 1 pole. 

John Kingsberry [owned cows with John Patch.] 
James Johnson 2 poles. 
Cap' Charles Frost 2 poles, Negro man. 
W"' Gowen and his Son Ezekiel 2 poles. 
Widow Abig^ Staple. 
Rich^ Staple 1 pole. 
Josh* Staple Jun*^ 1 polo For Tobias Shapleighs estate, &c, 

Remainder in hands of Cap' Sam^^ Shapleigh and Michel Broan. 
Md™ Dorcas Shapleigh, one Negro Woman. 
Reuben Libbey 1 pole. 
Nathan Libbey 1 pole. 

Simon Liby 1 pole, 2 oxen in possession of Nathan Libbey. 
John Neal 1 pole. 
Aaron Hanscom 1 pole. 
W" Tetlierly Jun*^ has on y* Place Improved by Aaron Hanscom, &c. 

Said Tetherly* own Improved by himself 1 pole. 
John Tetherly 1 pole. 
Josh* Staple Sen*^ 2 poles. 
Azariali Libbey I pole. 

George Hamond & Son Ebenezer Hamond 2 poles. 
Seth Hamond 1 pole. 
John Foster 1 pole. 

Mess" Joseph Hamond and 2 Sons Thomas & Christoph' 3 poles. 
John Tobey 1 pole. 

John Tobey Jun"^ 1 pole, oxen sold Sept' ab* ye 17"*. 
Nath^ Rogers 1 pole. 
Josh* Brooks 1 pole. 
Jeremiah Staples 1 pole. 
Stephen Toby 1 pole. 
Stephen Toby Jun 1 pole, and i^ of his Father's real estate. 

1901.] Jonathan Mun^ay of Gfuil/ordj Conn. 255 

Edm'* Spinney 1 pole, 

Ichabod Remick 1 pole. 

Sam" Fernald & Sons 3 poles 2 Negros. 

W" Stacey 2 poles. 

Edw^ Kenuard 1 pole. 

Moses Fernald 1 pole. 

Jam* Fog 2 poles. 

Joseph Fogg 1 pole. 

Micheel Kennard 2 poles. 

Jacob Garlin 1 pole. 

Benj* Woodman 1 pole. 

Humphrey Seaman Jn' 1 pole. 

Capt" Sam" Shapleigh & md"» 2 pole'. 

Timothy Richardson 2 poles. 

Nich^ Seaman 1 pole. 

Humph' Seaman 1 pole. 

W" Leighton 2 poles. 

Peter Dixson. 

John Hanscom 1 pole. 

Ephr°» Libbey. 

Sam" Libbey 3 poles. 

Jam* Fogg, Son Joseph, Son John 3 poles. 

John Tobey & Son John 2 poles, oxen Sold ab* y* IVIiddle of Septem^ 

Joseph Hamond. 

Christo' Hamm^ 1 pole. 

Thom' Hamond 1 pole. 

W°» Toby 1 pole. 


Compiled by Ralph D. Smyth and communicated bj Bebnard C. Steiner. 

1. Jonathan Murray came from Scotland about 1687; married Ann, 
daughter of Nathan Bradley, July 17, 1688 ; and died Aug. 27, 1747. His 
wife died June 5, 1749. His list in 1716 was £65. 10. 6. He settled in 
that part of Eiist Guilford (now Madison) which took the name Scotland, 
from his early home, and was a farmer. 

His children were : 

1. Thankful,' b. Dec. 12, 1690; m. John Meigs of East Guilford, April 
7, 1724. lie d. Nov. 4, 1767. 
2. 11. Daniel, b. Feb. 14, 1691-2; d. June, 1727. 
lil. Anna, b. Oct. 1, 1G05 ; d. young, 
iv. Jonathan, b. Oct. 1, 1695; d. Anp:. 19, 1714. 

V. IIopR, b. May 20, 1698; m. (1) Jonathan Lee, Aug. 6, 1719. He d. 
Feb. 10, 1750. She m. (2) William Judd, son of Thomas of Water- 
town, Conn., who d. Jan. 29, 1772, to. 82. 
8. vi. Selah, b. May 8, 1701 ; d. May 13, 1764. 
4. vii. John, b. Oct. 10, 1703; d. Sept. 9, 1789. 
6. viil. JRHIKL, b. May 13, 1708. 

Ix. Hkstkr, b. June 17, 1711 ; d. Oct. 10, 1781; m. Dec. 16, 1737, Josiah 
Cruttenden, who d. Jan. 22, 1776. 

256 Jouatkan Murray of CfuUJbrdf Cfomu [July, 

2. Daniel' Murray (Jonathan}) of East Guilford, mairied Maiy . 

Their children were : 

i. Mary,* b. Not. 19, 1706; m. J«mes Y«n der Muck, July 27. 1726. 

6. ii. Jonathan, d. March 8, 1764. His grandfathor was appointed his 

guardian on Ang. 1, 1727. 

8. Serjeant Selah' Mcrrat (Jonathan^) oC East Guilford, married (1) 
Anna Norton, May 14, 1725, who died Dec 22, 1726 ; married (2) 

Lydia , in 1738, who died August 20, 1746; married (3) Ruth 

Squire, Feb. 26, 1747, who died July 1, 1776. She married, after 
Selah's death, Moses Blachley of East Goilfoid, Jan. 8, 1766. 
Selah Murray's will was dated July 16, 1760. At that time he had 
six living children. 
His cliildren were : 

i. Daniel,' b. Dec. 16, 1726; d. Aug. 29, 1751. 

7. II. Sklah, b. May 8, 1789; d. April 14, 1820. 
iii. A8AUKL, b. Feb. 18, 1741; d. June 30, 1746. 

It. Lydia, b. April 19, 1743 ; d. Aug. 28, 1749 ; m. Benjamin Judson of 
Woodbury, who d. Sept. 11, 1811. 

8. V. Bruiaii, b. Aug. 17, 1746. 

Ti. Samukl, b. April 13, 1748; lived in Killingworth in 1764. 
vii. ASAiiKL, b. June 19, 1749; d. Juue 30, 1759. 
vlii. Nathan, b. Sept. 10, 1750; lived in East Hampton, Mass., in 1774. 

Ix. RuTU, b. July 12, 1753. 

4. John' Murray {Jonailian}) of East Guilford, married Sarah, daughter 

of David Buell of Killingworth, wlio died March 1, 1743 ; married 

(2) Kuth , who died Feb. 8, 1757. 

His children were : 

9. i. Joiix,' b. Aug. 13, 1731 ; d. Feb. 23. 1820. 

il. Saiiau, b. April 1. 1733; d. Feb. 16, 1818; m. Job Buell of Kllling- 

^vorth, June, 1753. He d. March 2, 1791. 
ill. Lucy, b. June 8, 1730; d. Oct. 16, J 756; m. Roswell Redfleld of 

Killingworth, June 6, 1755. 
iv. Tamau, b. Oct. 23, 1738; in. Abraham Broolcer of Killingworth, Oct. 

12, 1758. 
V. Thankful, b. Sept. 1, 1742; d. May 20, 1826; m. Dudley, sonof Capt. 
Elisha White, 1759. He d. xMarch 27, 1811. 
10. vi. Jkssk, b. Jan. 25, 1746; d. April 12, 1»24. 

vli. Peikk Warijkx, b. Aug. 15, 1748, in Berlin, Conn, 
viii. Danikl, b. Nov. 6, 1751. 
ix. Sylvia, b. Sept. 1, 1753. 

5. Jehikl^ ^Fikray (Jonathan^) of Eaat Guilford, married Nov. 12, 1733, 

Ma!*y Way of Lebanon, who died Oct. 12, 1806. 
Their children were : 

i. Ann,' b. March 7, 1734. 
il. EsTiiKR, b. Sept. 29, 1735. 
iii. AnxKK, b. April 8. 1739. 
iv. Ezka, b. July 11, 1741. 
V. Reuben, b. Feb. 17, 1744. 

6. Jonathan' Mukray (Daniel,^ Jonat/imi^) of East Guilford, married 

Dorcas Way of Lyme, April 23, 1740. She died Nov. 24, 1794- 
She uiarried (2) Reuben Ilill of East Guilford. 

Jonathan Murray's cliildren were : 
i. Amasa,* b. Dec. 24, 1741; d. Oct. 29, 1822. 

li. MAnEL, b. July IL 1743; d. May 10, 1779; m. Eliaa Grave of East 
Guilford, Feb. 23, 1763. He d. May 81, 1802. 

1901.] Jonathan Murray of Cruilford^ Conn. 257 

iii. Eber, b. May 1, 1746, was the first permanent settler of Orwell, Vt., 
removing there in 1783 ; and was elder of the church established at 
Orwell in 1784. His brother Stephen went with him. 
iv. ASAHEL, b. April 16, 1747; d. Sept. 11, 1784; m. Thankful, dan. of 
Samuel Plumb, of East Guilford, Sept. 26, 1770. She d. Aug. 14, 
Their children were : 1. Thankfuh^ b. Aug. 13, 1771 ; 2. Mabel, 
b. Aug. 7, 1773; 3. Huldah, b. Jan. 4, 1776; m. Henry Hall of 
Guilford ; 4. Asahel, b. Nov. 19, 1778 ; 6. Jonathan, b. Jan. 27, 
1781 ; 6. Samuel Plumb, b. Dec. 5, 1783. 
V. Jonathan, b. Aug. 10, 1750; lived in East Guilford, and d. March 1, 

1785; m. Abigail , who d., » 72, Sept. 17, 1822. 

Their children were: 1. Mabel^ b. 1776; m. William Bishop, 
who d. June 28, 1848; 2. Abigail, b. 1778; d. Aug. 11. 1852; m. 
Abel Hoyt of East Guilford, who d. Sept. 23, 1863; 3. Polly, b. 

1781; 4. Elizabeth, b. 1784; m. (1) Lemuel Bushnell ; m. (2) 

vi. Daniel, b. Sept. 13, 1756. 
vii. Stephen, b. July 13, 1757. 

7. Sel AH* Murray, Jr. (Selah,^ Jonathan^) of East Guilford, married 

(1) Susannah, daughter of James Munger. She died July 18, 1763, 
aged 22. He married (2) widow Lois Stevens, 1765. She died 
July 3, 1826, aged 85. 
His children were : 

1. Lydia,* b. Sept. 18, 1766 ; m. Abraham Hill of East Guilford, Sept. 29, 

1784. He d. Sept. 10, 1840. 
it. Susannah, m. Benjamin Wright of Killingworth. 
ill. Lois, m. Ellas WUlard. 

8. Beriah* Murray {Selah,^ Jonathan^) removed to Durham, and was 

admitted to the church there in Feb., 1766. He married Mary 
Meeker of Durham, July 21, 1765. 
Their children were : 

I. Sabra,* b. Aug. 14, 1765; bap. Feb. 9, 1766. 
ii. Cdrtiss, bap. Jan. 3, 1768. 

9. John* Murray, Jr. {John,^ Jonathan^) of East Guilford, married 

Mind well, daughter of Jonathan Crampton of East Guilford. She 
died, aged 78, June 20, 1816. 
Their children were : 

1. Seymour,* of Norwich Landing, m. , and had: 1. Seymour^; 

2. John, d. April, 1858; 3. Philo, m. Tracy of Norwich. 

11. LoRRATN, m. Timothy Munger of East Guilford. 
111. CuRTiss, b. 1756; d. 1847; lived in Denmark, N. Y.; m. Catherine, 
dan. of Timothy Scranton. She d. 1848, 
Their children were : 1. Jonathan,^ b. 1790, of Albion, N. Y. ; 2. 
Augustus, b. 1793; 3. Warren, b. 1801, of Oneida Co., N. Y.; 
4. Julius, b. Sept. 8, 1803. 
iv. Lucy, b. 1758; d. Sept. 29, 1825; m. Benjamin Field of East Guilford, 

1783. He d. June 20. 1824. 
V. MiXDWELL, m. Jedldlah Grlswold, Jr. of Killingworth. 
Ti. Jrsse, m. (1) Rachel, dau. of Nathaniel AUis of East Guilford, who 
was b. July 5, 1767; m. (2) widow Sally Ann (Buckingham) Post. 
Their children were : 1. Hart,^ a merchant of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
2. Horace, who went to Texas ; 8. Rebecca ; 4. Pierce, who went 
to California; 6. Susan; 6. William Hubbard; 7. Mary Ann. 
vii. Sarah, b. 1765. 

vlil. Mabel, b. 1768 ; m. Ambrose Dudley of East Guilford, 1794. He d. 
Dec. 22, 1835. She d. Jan. 24, 1823. 
Ix. Beulah, m. Eber Field of East Guilford. 
TOL. LV. 18 

258 Marriages in First Cfhweh oflTeedkaM. [July, 

X. Calvik, b. 1781 ; d. Not. 4, 1810; m. DlademU, duu of Anh Nortoii. 
She d. July 10, 1887. He lived In Sut Guilford. 
Their children were: 1. IHekituon,^ b. Dec. 10, 1805; d. Oct. 5, 
1878 ; m. Sally, dan. of Channoey Hunger, April 17, 1881, who 
d. at East Haren, Feb. 10, 187S; among their children were: 
Rey. Channccy D. and Rer. WiUiam H. H. (" Adirondack '0 
Murray; 8. Calvin NOmoh, b. Jnly 14, 1808; of Madlaon; m. 
Emily, dan. of Joseph Dickinson of Haddam, Oct. 89, 1887; 8. 
BeuJah Maria, b. Dec. 88, 1810; d. April 18, 1844; m. Jared 
Whitfield, Jan. 18, 1889. 

10. Jesse' Murray (John^* JtmaAan^) of East Guilford, married Bachel 
Their children were : 

i. William,* of Albany, N. Y. 

ii. ZuBAH, m. Calvin Warner of Albany and Troy, N. T. 
ill. Rachel, d. March 14, 1849; m. Josiah WiUard of Madison. He d. 

May 22, 1858. 
Iv. Harvey, of New Haven ; m Wilcox of Middletown. 

V. Ebse, b. 1784 ; lost at sea, 1821. 



Communicated by Oeorgb Kuhn Clabkb, LL.B. 

As this record of marriages is more complete for the years 1738-98 than 
that kept by the town clerks of Needham, and as the Church book is not 
readily accessible to the public, it seems desirable to print this portion of its 
contents, and also the marriages contained in the same volume from 1799 to 
1811, for purposes of comparison with those in the town records. From the 
fact that the Rev. Jonathan Townsend, A.M., called the record of mar- 
riages beginning in 1738 a " Continuation," we may infer that he had a 
private book, now unfortunately lost, which contained the marriages of 
earlier date, presumably from his ordination in 1720. 

There are also about seventy marriages recorded in the town records 
prior to 1738, and from 1738 to 1798 some twenty that were performed by 
local magistrates. 

There is, however, a period from 1792 to 1798, when the town records are 
quite incomplete as to marriages, and we have to rely upon the Church 
book. From 1762 to 1764, and from 1788 to 1792, the pulpit of the First 
Church was vacant, and the record was interrupted. In 1798 the Rev. 
Charles Noyes, A.M., became the first minister of the West Church in 
Needham, and from that year to 1811 he officiated at forty-six marriages, 
most, or all, of which are recorded in the town records, together with others 
at which the minister of the First Church, Rev. Stephen Palmer, A.M., 
did not officiate. It is my purpose to offer for a later number of the Regis- 
ter the marriages found in the town records prior to 1798, and not in the 
Church records, viz : 1720 to 1738 (none were apparently recorded prior to 
1720, although the town was incorporated in 1711), and those performed 
by local magistrates and out of town ministers. This plan will include 

1901.] Marriages in First Church of Needham. 259 

all marriages recorded in Needham from 1720 to 1798, but not those returned 
under the law of 1857 by the clerks of other towns. 

The copy prepared for the Register is absolutely verbatim from the 

j&r. Townsend entered in the Church book the births and deaths from 
1749 to 1762, and both of these lists are described as a '^ Continuation." 
It is my intention to furnish for the Register in 1902, a copy of these births 
aod deaths. The sixteen hundred baptisms, 1720 to 1811, are of great 
value, and ought to be printed, but there is no immediate prospect of publi- 

Mr. Amos Fuller, who died in 1810, had a record of deaths in Needham, 
numbering about seven hundred, and covering a period of forty years. Any 
information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Fuller's record would be thank- 
fully received by persons interested in the town of Needham. 

A Record of Marriages. 

June . 1*^. 1738 . . . Abraham Greaves was married to Sarah Frost. 
Oct : 18^. 1738 .... Mofes Grant was married to Thankful Mackintyer. 

Nov : 23 . 1738 John Mils was married to Judith Fuller. 

Dec : 13 . 1738 I/aac Goodenow was married to Mary Goad.- 

June . 28 . 1739 .... Deacon Timothy Kingsbury was married to M". Han- 
nah Stedman, 

OctoV: 1 1 . 1739 .... William Mden was married to BtUh Kingsbury. 

Novem^. 21 . 1739 . Timothy Newel was married to Lydia Kingsbury, 

Feb: 1 . 1739 , 40 . Theophilus Richard/on was married to ^annoA Chich- 

May : 22 . 1740 . John Fisher was married to Mary Fuller. 

Jan : 19 . 1740 , 1 . . James Boyden was married to Hannah Mills. 

May . 5 . 1741 John Sadler was married to Deborah Morfe. 

June. 4 . 1741 Ithamar Smith was married to Elifabeth Parmenter. 

July . 17 . 1741 . . . David Mills was married to Jemima Tolman. 

Oct: 15 . 1741 .... William Mills W&8 msLTried to Hannczh Woodcock. 1l^^ Si. 

Jan : 7 . 1741 , 2 . . . Jofiah Ware was married to Jjydia Machentyer. 

Jan : 28 . 1741 , 2 . Benjamin Kingsbery was married to Jedidah Cook. 

Sept . 29 . 1742 . . . Elijah Goodenow was married to Deborah Sawin. 

Feb: 24 . 1742 , 3 . . . Jonathan Smith was married to Buth Huntting. 88. 

Nov : 17 . 1743 . » .. David Whitney was married to Mehetabel Parker. 

Nov : 29 . 1743 ..... Nathanael Tolman was married to Mehetabel Dewing. 

Dec : 7 . 1743 .... . John Chickering was married to Mary Devnng. 

Feb : 7 . 1743 , 4 . . . Joseph Chickering was married to Rebecca Newel. 

April . 10 . 1744 . . Ebenezer Fisher was married to Sarah Chub. 

April . 25 . 1744 . . . Jabez Wood was married to Hannah Ellis j Widow. 

IAaj . 8 . 1744 .... Jonathan Parker was married to Anna Wight. 

May . 9 . 1744 Samuel Freeman was married to Mary Chub. 

June . 26 . 1744 . . . James Whetean was married to Sarah Pratt. 

Dec : 4 . 1744 . . . Jofiah Woodard was married to Elifabeth Gardner 4" 
Eleazar Kingfbery to Abigail Fisher. 

Mar : 20 . 1744 , 5 . Setli Wilson was married to * Millifon Kingfbery * Mill 

{April . 11] 1745 . . . Mofes Fisk was married to Mehetabel Broad. 
fay . 28 . 1745 . George Merrijield was married to Abigail MiHs. 
July . 25 . 1745 . HezMah Allen was married to Jemima Kingsbery. 
Oct : 15 . 1745 . Ebenezer Pratt was married to Charity Pratt. 


Marriages in Firai Ohurek oflTeedham. [July* 

Deo : 5 . 1745 . 
Jan : 1 . 1745 . 6 . 

Feb: 4. 1745,6. 
April : 2 : 1746 . 
May . 20 : 1746 . 
Oct : 3 . 1746 . 
Oct : 23 . 1746 . 
Nov : 27 . 1746 . 
Jan : 22 . 1746 , 7 . 
April . 16 . 1747 . 
April . 16 . 1747 • 
April . 22 . 1747 . 
May : 21 . 1747 . 
July . 23 . 1747 . 
Ang : 27 . 1747 . 
Oct : 14 . 1747 . 
Dec : 10 . 1747 . 

Jan : 5 . 1747 , 8 • 
June . 2 . 1748 . 
July . 14 . 1748 . 
Decemb'. 6«» : 1748 
Jan: 10. 1748,9. 
Feb: 9. 1748,9. 
Feb: 16: 1748,9, 
March , 1 . 1749 . 
Sept : 19 . 1749 . 
Sept : 19 . 1749 . 
Oct : 26 . 1749 . 
Mar : 6 . 1749 , 50 
April . 12 . 1750 . 
Oct ; 2 . 1750 . 
[Nov : 23 . 175] , 

Ifaae Newd was married to RiUh Dewing. 

Samuel Rxehardfon was married to AUgaU Skmth, N®. 

Peter Edei Jun : was married to Mary Defper* 
WiUiam Brown was married to Marg Paine, 
Samuel Chub was married to Prudence Fieher. 
Nalhanael BuBard was married to Abigail Me WUhee* 
John Goodenow was married to Daroihg Bullard. 
Bezekiak Gag was married to Blifabeih FuSer, 
Archibald Smith was married to Alice King/berg. 
Jeremiah Parher was married to I^ia Parmenier. 
John Harris was married to Esther ihtcalfe. 
Jofiah Dewing was married to Mary NewelL 
^fenezer Huntting was married to iMdia Wbodard, 
John Fuller was married to Hannah Kingfbery^ Widow. 
WiUiam Smith was married to Jemima Kingfberg. 
Ezekiel Rxehardfon was married to Mary Day. 
Samuel MHntyer was married to Hannah Kingebergj 

Jofeph Smallidge was married to Jane Broad, 
Jeremiah Tre/cot was married to Abigail Huntting, 
Abiel Smith was married to Margaret Frost. 
Jedidiah Knap was married to Sarah Pratty Widow. 
John Edes was married to Deborah Pratt. 
Nathanael Man was married to Mary Town/end. 
Caleb Kingfbery was married to Esther Townfend. 
Jofiah Brown was married to Mary Ellis, Widow. 
John Keith was married to Abigail Gardner, 
JofiaJi Parker was married to Elifabeth CoUer. 
William Chub Sen': was married to Mary Ford, Widow. 
Samuel Dagget was married to Abiel Kingsbery. 
Jofiah Ware was married to Dorothy Dewing. 
Hmothy Smith was married to Esther Dewing. 
Lemuel Pratt was married to Lydia Williams. 

The Continuation of a Record of Makriages. 

Feb : 19 . 1750 . 1 . 
Feb: 28, 1750,1 . 
March: 27. 1751. 

April, 11:1751 . 

April . 17 . 1751 . 

May . 23 . 1751 . 

June . 6 . 1751 . 

Nov : 7 . 1751 . 

Nov : 14 : 1751 . 

Moses Detoing was married to Beulah Dewing. 
Jeremiah Eaton was married to Elifabeth Woodcock. 
David Smith was married to Elifabet/i Dewing, both 

of Needliam. 
Samuel Parker was married to Abiel Cook. Both of 

Aaron Hill of Wrentham was married to Mary Tol- 

man of Needham. 
Michael Bacon of Dedham was married to Mary Mills 

of Needliam. 
Peter RCchardfon was married to Sarah Blowers ; both 

of Needham. 
Ebenezer Ware Jun': was married to Esther Huntting ; 

both of Needham. 
David Wight of Dedham was married to Sufanna 

Kinch of Needham. 

1901.] Marriciges in First Church of Nttdham. 
Dec : 12 . 1751 . 




1751 . 


; 1752 . 

Nathctnael BuUard Jun': of Needham was married to 

JSlifabeth Chandler of Sherbum, And, Ebenezer 

Clark was married to RMcah Fisher; both of 

Daniel Huntting was married to Eleanor Cheney; 

both of Needham. 
Samuel Cray was married to EUfaheth Woodward: both 

of Needham. 
John Chub was married to Mercy RoUnfon : both of 

Mofes Pratt was married to Jemima Alden. Both of 

Abraham Chamberlain of Needham was married to 

Kezia Richardfon of NcUick. 
Sept:17.0-S.28.N.S.1752. Samuel Glover was married to Ruth Wheat. 

both of Needham. 
Nov : 9 . 1752 . N . S . Henry Dewing Jun': of Needham was married to Eli/a- 

beih Tolman of Stoughton. 
Jonathan Robin/on of Framingham was married to 

Patience BwiUing of Needham. 
Henry Dewing Sen*': was married to the Widow Elifa- 

beih Warren ; both of Needham. 
Samuel Greepwood was married to Grace Mills ; both 

of Needham. 157. 
WiUiam Chub of Needham was married to Frances 

Gregory of Wejton. 
James Bardens of Uxbridge was married to Mary 

Sanders of Needham. 
Ensign Thomas Fuller was married to the Widow 

Hannah Woodcock, both of Needham. And, John 

Colburn oi Dedham was married to Mary Smith of 

Jonas Fuller was married to Jerusha CoUery both of 

Jacob Miller (Germanus) was married to Jerusha 

Whetean ; both of Needham. 
Jofeph Mackintier was married to Jemima Cotter; 

both of Needham. 
Jeremiah Woodcock Jun': of Needham, was married to 

Sarah Mors refident in Needham, late of Natick. 
Uriah Cotter Jun^i was married to Mary Bacon Jun': ; 

both of Needham. 
Ebenezer Ware Sen': was married to Anna Harri/on ; 

both of Needham. 
Amos Fuller Jun': was married to Sarah Kingsbery ; 

both of Needham. 
William Morfe of Natick was married to Lucretia 

Bullard of Needham. 
Christopher Capron was married to Sarah Robin/on: 

both of Needham. 
Jeremiah Fisher Jun : was married to Esther Reed . 

both of Needham. 




March : 5 . 1752 
April . 16 . 1752 

Jan : 11 . 1753 . 
Jan : 18 . 1753 . 
April : 20 . 1753 . 
May . 2 . 1753 • 
May . 17 . 1753 . 
May . 24 : 1753 . 

Sept : 6 . 1753 . 
Oct: 4. 1753 . 
[Dec : 6 . 1753 . ] 
Dec: 26. 1753. 
Feb: 27.1754. 
June , 13 . 1754 . 
Sept: 5. 1754. 
March: 12.1755 
March: 14. 1755. 
March, 26. 1755. 

262 Marriages in First Church o/lfeedham. [Joly* 

June . 12 . 1755 . Bmfamin MUh was married to EUfatkh JSOaws; 

both of jVewttom. 
June : 19 . 1755 • JanatkoH Otwron of AuUborau^ was married to .^fiee 

Aldenid Needkam. 
July : 10 . 1755 • Thamat Partridge of Wedam was married to Miriam 

Glover of Needkam. 
Nor : 27 . 1755 . Jojiah Bacon of Bedkam was married to Abigail 

Smith of Needkam. 
Dec : 4 : 1755 • Joseph Morfe of HoMen was married to Mary Hawm 

of Needham. And, Aaron Smith Jim': was married 

to BeulaA Woodward^ both of Needkam. 
Jan : 15 . 1756 . Jonathan Whiting of Dedham was married to JBU/a- 

April : 13 . 1756 . I%omas Mile of Needham was married to Hannah 

Lewie Reiident in Needham^ late of Framingham^ 
Nov : 24 . 1756 . Edward Beverftod: was married to Margaret Scot; 

both of Needham, 
Dec : 7 • 1756 . Reuben Bunion was married to Widow Ruth Pagn ; 

both of Needham. 
Dec : 15 . 1756 . Baraehiah Lewis of Roxbury was married to the 

Widow Sufanna Ockinton of Needham, 
Mar : 31 • 1757 • John Keighlg was married to Lgdia Howard, both of 

Juie , 19 . 1757 . At Night, M^ RobeH Butier of Boston was married 

to my Daughter Jane Town/end of Needham, 
June , 21 . 1757 . Samuel Town/end of Needham was married to Ruth 

Tolman of Stoughton. 
Oct : 27 . 1757 . Jojtah Ware was married to the Widow Mehetabel 

Whitney both of Needham, 
Feb : 14 . 1758 . Stephen Huntting of Needliam was married to Hannah 

Convers Refideut in Needham^ late of Newton, 

The Coktinuation of a Record of Marriages. 

Feb : 22 . 1758 • Robert Child of Newton was married to Margaret 

Woodcock of Needham, 
March , 30 . 1758 . M^ Samuel Baldwin of Weston was married to M". 

Sarah Beming of Needliam. 
April , 19 . 1758 . Afa Gay was married to Elifaheth Wheaton^ Widow, 

both of Needham, 
May : 4 : 1758 . Mo/es Bullard was married to Sarah Newel: both of 

May : 25 . 1758 . Joseph Corey of Roxbury was married to Bli/abeth 

Mills of Needham, 
Aug : 24 : 1758 . . . Benjamin Morje of Naiick was married to Esther 

Woodcock of Needham. 
May : 10 . 1759 . • . • Misha Mills was married to Behorah Lyon, both of 

Oct : 11 . 1759 . . • Ephraim Stevens of Holden was married to Sybill Gay 

of Needham, 
Nov : 29 . 1759 . . . Ebenezer Fuller was married to Meribah Smith, hoth of 

Needhcun. And, John Stedman of Weston was mar- 
ried to Sarah Mills of Needham, 

1901.] Marriages in First Church of Needham. 


Jan : 17 . 1760 . . , 
Feb : 5 . 1760 . . . 

March , 27 . 1760 . 

April , 24 : 1760 . 
May : 20 . 1760 . . 
May . 27 . 1760 . 
Jane , 9 . 1760 . . . 
July . 10 . 1760 . 
July , 17. 1760 . 
[Sep : 23 . 1760 . 

> John Clark was married to Sarah Gay. both of Ne^ 

Ezekiel Richard/an of Needham was married to the 

Widow Joanna Walker late of Plainfidd, Refident 

in Needham. 
Timothy Kingshery Jon': was married to Lydia NeweUj 

both of Needham. And, Jefie Knap of Weston 

was married to Submit Cook of Needham. 
Ebenezer Newell Jub'. of Dedham was married to Etifor 

heth Wheaton of Needham. 
James Man of Natick was married to the Widow Anna 

Parker of Needham. 
Nathanael Kingshery was married to Sarah Ware. 

both of NeecUuim. 
Klias Lawrence of Wrentham was married to Anna 

Parker late of Newtony Refidend in Needham. 
David EUis of Dedham was married to Beulah Newel 

of Needham. 
Deacon John Fisher was married to Hannah Fisher. 

both of Needham. 
Timothy Dewing] was married to Abigail Parker Jun'. 

both of [line worn off.] 

The CoNTiNnATiON of a Record of Marriages. 

Jan : 22 . 1761 . 
Dec : 3 . 1761 . 
Dec : 31 . 1761 . 

Jan : 7 . 1762 . 
Jan : 21 . 1762 . 
March , 10 . 1762 . 
March , 25 . 1762 . 
April , 20 . 1762 . 
June , 10 . 1762 . 
July : 20 . 1762 . 

Jofiah Penniman of Mendon was married to Efther 

Ware of Needham. 
Barachias Waight was married to Hannah Woodward. 

both of Needham. 
Ephraim Pratt of Newton was married to Lois Fisher 

of Needham. &, Jofeph Nutting was married to 

Olive Huntting ; both of Needham. 
Daniel Huntting was married to the Widow Hannah 

FuUam, both of Needham. 
Nathanael Blackinton of Needham was married to 

Tabitha Edy Resident in Needham^ late of Newton. 
Elijah Prat was married to Sarah Woodward Both 

of Needham. 
Henry Alden was married to Thankful Parker. Both 

of Needham. 

Jonothan Whittemore Jun*^: was married to Eunice 

Smith, both of Needham. 
Nathanael Ware Jun : was married to Patience Ward. 

Both of Needham. 
Ephraim Payn was married to Sarah Skinner. Both 

of Needham. 

Record of Marriages by S. W. 

June 25''' 1764. Oliver Mills was married to Sufanna Fisher both of 

June 27*** 1764. Samuel Hunting of Need" was married to ban** Savage 

of Sherbum 

264 MarriagtB in FirM Oiureh o/ITeedkam. [Jd^, 

DocF 6^ 1764. Tbomai Jadaon of Dedham wai married to lltrf ndDa 

of Needham 
Dec.6tt*1764. Nehemiah MiUi Jon' of Naedham waa manjad to Hk». 

tha Jackaon of Dedham 
Ap> 25 1765. Timothy Dwight of Dedham waa married to Sanh 

Aldenof Needham 
8ep^ 25 1765. Barrillai Lyon waa married to maij Davenport hotfa of 

Octo^ SI* 1765. Elijah Houdtton of Newton waa married to AhtgaS 

Woodward of Needham 
Ooto' 31"^ 1765. Nathaniel Dyer was married to Lydia Parker both of 

Not' 28^ 1765. Nathaniel Woodeock of newton waa married to EliP 

Beveratock of Needham 
July 23^ 1766. Benjamin Baker of Boxhoiy was married to Anne Pai^ 

ker of Needham 
8ep^ 4<^ 1766. Solomon Flagg of Weeton was married to Lydia Wave 

of Needham 
Not' 27^ 1766. John Bacon Jon' was married to Zeroiah Drory both of 

Noy' 16^ 1767. Timothy Chena of Marlboroogh was married to Sofanna 

Ck>ok of Needham 
Dee' 3"^ 1767. John Mills was married to Elifabeth Woodward both of 

Dec' 24^ 1767. Jonathan Kingsbury was Married to Jemima Skinner 

both of Needham 
Jan^ 7"* 1768. Jonathan Cook of Newton was Married to Lydia Bacon 

of Needham 
marc^ 8"* 17G8. Samuel Alden was Married to Sufanna Coller both of 

June 15'^ 1768. Thomas Broad was Married to Abigail Man both of 

Dec' 8^ 1768. Joseph Eliot of Boston was Married to Sarah Feabody 

of Needham 
Michael Bright was Married to Abigail Davenport both of Needham 
Dec' 29'^ 17G8 
Jan^ 12^ 1769. Thomas Hall of Needham was Married to Hannah 

Lowel of HollistoQ 
Jan^ 26 1769. Benjamin Davenport of Needham was Married to Sarah 

Willfon of Dedham 
Jan^ 26 1769. Timothy Gay of Needham was Married to Abigail 

Shuttleworth of Dedham 
mar^ 23 1769. Icabod Ellis of Dedham was Married to Rebecca Newel 

of Needham 
apr' 20^ 1769. Jacob Perham of upton was Married to hannah Dewing 

of Needham 
May 25^ 1769. Thomas Alden was Married to Mary Chena both of 

June 1"^ 1769. Jona° Parker was Married to Jemima Allen both of 

June 8"» 1769. William Fuller was Married to Sarah Hunting both of 


1901.] Marriages in First Church of Needham. 265 

June 12^1769. Samuel Wight of Dedham was Married to Abigail 

Webb of Needham 
July 18^ 1769. Jonathan Gaj was Married to Mary Goodenow both of 

Sep' 1^ 1769. Samuel Fisher was Married to Lydia M^Intire both of 

Dec' 17*^ 1769. Samuel Child Jun' of Sturbridge was Married to Sarah 

Chamberlain of Needham 
Dec' 25^ 1769. Jonas Cook was Married to Rebecca Brown both of 

Feby 22*^ 1770. Robert Fuller Jun' was Married to Mary Kingsbury 

both of Needham 
May 5^ 1770. Jefse Kingsbury was Married to Sarah Eaton both of 

May 24^ 1770. Ephraim Pain was Married to Anne Mills both of Need- 
June 28^ 1770. John Fellows was Married to Zerviah Bacon both of 

July 5^ 1770. Samuel Stacy of Dedham was Married to Patience Mills 

of Needham 
Aug^ 30^ 1770. David Mills Jun' was Married to Elifabeth Hunting 

both of Needham 
Octo' 6*^ 1770. Samuel Everit was Married to Lydia Beal both of Need- 
Octo' 25^ 1770. Jonathan Bixby of Needham was Married to Eunice 

Parker of Newton 
Feb^ 17*^ 1771. Eliakim Cook was Married to Elifabeth Willfon both of 

Apr* \V^ 1771. William M^Intofh Jun' was Married to Mary Gay both 

of Needham 
Apr* 25"> 1771. John Mayo of Oxford was Married to Sarah Day of 

June 18*^ 1771. Thnothy Broad was Married to P<NX)thy Colbom both 

of Needham 
July 13"* 1771. Enoch Davenport of Needham was Married to Prif cilia 

Parker of Newton 
Nov' 7"» 1771. Samuel Pain was Married to Mary Alden both of Need- 
Nov' 21"» 1771. Ephraim Bullard Jun' was Married to Beukh Goode 

now both of Needham 
Feb^ 18"* 1772. Luke MUls was Married to Lydia Edes both of Need- 
Feb^ 27"* 1772. Oliver Chickering was Married to Tabathy Hooker both 

of Needham 
June 22^ 1772. Ithacner Smith Jun' was Married to Ruth Converfe 

both of Needham 
Nov' 30"* 1772. Stephen Bacon Jun' of Needham was Married to Hannah 

Fairbanks of Natick 
Dec' 24"* 1772. Jeremiah Danniell was Married to Abigail Fisher both 

of Needham 
Mar** 17"* 1773. Jafon Whitney of Natick was Married to Lois Pratt of 


266 Marriages in First Church ofNeedham. [July, 

June 10^ 1773. Solomon Fuller was Mairied to Maiy Cdlbiim both of 

Aug* 8"^ 1773. Samuel Dix of Waltham was Manied to Hannah Day 

of Needham. 
Sq)^ 2^ 1773. Jonathan Smith Jmi' was Married to EUfabeth Dnuy 

hoth of Needham. 
Nov' 4^ 1773. Edward Foster of Storbridge was Married to Baehel 

Newell of Needham. 
Mar** 24"^ 1774. Joshua Fisk was Married to Martha Smith both of Need- 
Apr^ 14^ 1774. Mofes Fuller was Mairied to EUfabeth Newell both of 

Apr^ 20^ 1774. Theophilus Richardfon Jon' was Mairied to Johanna 

Skinner both of Needham. 
May 19^ 1774. Benjamin Mills Jun^ was Married to Sarah Dwight both 

of Needham. 
May 25^ 1774. Samuel M^Indre was Married to Lydia Dewing both of 

Aug* 3"^ 1774. Timothy Fisher was Married to Abigail Petty both of 

Aug* 15^ 1774. Itichard Bleneowe was Married to Ann Wilkins both of 

Sep' 1** 1774. Andrew Gardner of Dedham was Married to Rebecca 

Cooke of Needham. 
Sep' 26^ 1774. Timothy Hunting was Married to Lucy Savage both of 

Dec' 15"» 1774. Eliakim Cook Jun of Needham was Married to Mary 

Colburn of Dedham. 
Dec 22**» 1774. Phillip Mills of Roxbury was Married to Ann Wight of 

Mar'^ 2^ 1775. Samuel Dagget .Tun'' was Married to Hannah M^Intire 

Jun', both of Needham. 
April 27"* 1775. Simeon Fiflier was Married to Prudence Chub both of 

May 4^** 1775. Ebenezer Day was Married to Martha Davenport both 

of Needham. 
lilay 9"* 1775. Jonathan Kingsbury Jun' was Married to Sarah Prat 

both of Needham. 
July 13"* 1775. Mofes Man of Natick was Married to Rebecca Bullard 

of Needham. 
Nov' 9"* 1775. John M*Tntafh was Married to Elizabeth Dagget both 

of Needham. 
Dec' 3*^ 1775. Samuel Prat of Needham was Married to Hepzabeth 

Gay of Newton. 
Feb^ 15"* 1776. Joseph Haven of Rochester in the Province of New 

Hampshire was Married to Mary Fisher of Needham 
Mar^ 18"* 1776. John M^^Gral of Natick was Married to Jane Chamber^ 

lain of Needham. 
Apr^ 4*** 1776. Timothy Bacon was Married to Sybill Parker both of 

Apr^ 8"* 1776. Afa Gay was Married to Ifabell Dewing both of Need- 

1901.] Hobert Smith of Boxford. 267 

May 22<* 1776. Nathaniel Baker of Dedham was Married to Elizabeth 

Mills of Needham. 
Aug* 19*^ 1776. Joseph Kingfbury was Married to Mary Eaton both of 

Sep' 16"* 1776. Aaron Smith Jon' was Married to Deborah Mills both 

of Needham. 
Nov' 28"> 1776. Jeremiah Smith of Needham was Married to Mary 

Loker of Newton. 

[I herebj certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the marriages recorded in the 
first book of the First Church in Needham. 

(Signed) Gborob K. Clarkb, Justice of the Peace and 
sometime clerk of the First Parish in Needham.] 

(To be Continued.) 


Bj Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A.B., of Shirley. 

Fragments of the material of this genealogy are to be foand in the 
EUstories of Boxford, Shrewsbury and Shirley, and in the leaflets concerning 
the Ipswich Smiths lately published by Rev. Augustine Caldwell. Certain 
deeds and wills at Salem and East Cambridge have furnished proof by 
which these scattered facts could be connected. 

1. Robert* Smith, as early as 1661, was living in that part of Rowley 
which afterward became Boxford. It has not been proved whence he 
came, but he probably was the Robert Smith of Ipswich, whose daughter 
Mary was born in that town on October 28, 1658. His name appears 
infrequently on the local records. In 1 673, he and fiye others signed a 
petition to the General Court, praying that the efforts of certain persons 
who were endeavoring to ** free us from Topsfield, and lay us to Rowley " 
be frustrated. He took the oath of allegiance in 1678, and in 1680 his 
name appears on the records of Rowley as the head of a family. In 
1684, Robert's wife, whose name is not given, was a member of the church 
in Topsfield, in full communion. Robert Smith died intestate on August 
80, 1693 (Essex Wills, Vol. 306, p. 114), and his son Samuel was made 
administrator (Essex Wills, Vol. 306, p. 74). He left an estate worth 
£189: 7: 8.* 

Robert Smith and Mary had : 

2. i. Thomas,* b. about 1667. 

li. Mary, b. at Ipswich, Oct. 28, 1658. 

ill. Fhebe, b. at Rowley, Aug. 26, 1B61. 

8. iv. Ephraim, b. at Rowley, October 29, 1663. 

4. V. Samuel, b. at Rowley, January 26, 1666. 

vi. Amye, b. at Rowley, August 16, 1668. 

vll. Sarah, b. at Rowley, June 25, 1670; d. Aug. 28, 1678. 

viil. Nathaniel, b. at Rowley, September 7, 1672; d. probably before 1719. 

* For Robert Smith's probable residence, see Perley's '* Dwellings of Boxford," p. 126. 

268 Eoberi 8mith o/BamJard. [Joly, 

5. ix. Jaoob, b. in Rowley, Janoaiy 26, 1674. 

X. Mariah, b. at Rowley, December IB, 1677; m. Joseph Sluimwiqr tn 
1700 ; remoTed to Oxford in 1714. 

2. Thokab* Ssoth (Salerfi) was bom about 1657, for in a deposiftiaR 
dated September 23, 1697, be calls himself forty years old. On 
Febmaryie, 1719, Thomas Smith, innholder of Ipswich, *< eldest 
son of Mr. Robert Smith of Boxford," qnitcUumed his rights in 
his father's and mother's estate to his brothers Ephraim, Samoel 
and Jacob (Essex HVUls, YoL 818, p. 98). His wife Maitha'a 
maiden name was perhaps Knowlton. 1^ lived on the rim d 
Meeting House Green in Ipswich, and his son Ephraim where the 
old Bl(^ House stood, on the comer of the Lane. Thomas Smith* 
died in Ipswich on February 25, 1725-6, leaving three sons and three 
daughters. ICs will was probated February 28, 1725-6 (Essex 
WiUs, Vol. 315, p. 332), disposing of an estate valued at £218 : 7 : 9d. 
He left to his wife Martha one third of his real and moveable es- 
tate. His three sons, Thomas, John and Ebeneser were given two 
shillings each, since they had received, as had their deceased brother 
Ephraim, their share in their father's estate. The three daughters 
divided the rest of his esUte equally (Essex Wills, YoL 316, p. 186). 
His children were bom in Ipswich. 
Thomas Smith and Martha had : 

i. Thomas,* b. January 24, 1660 ; m. Martha Emmons ; d. about 1729. 

ii. Sarah, b. December, 1685; d. August 19, 1704. 

ill. John, b. ; m. 1707-8, Elizabeth Burnham. He was a shoe- 
maker. He left children : John, JSarah, Susanna, Abigail, ITionuUt 
Ephraim and Esther, 

Iv. Martha, b. ; m. William Urin or Uran, December 29, 1706. 

In 1755, William Uran, Jr. , mortgaged to Thomas Dennis, " land and 
one half a honse in Ipswich, bounded southerly on land and half a 
house set off to Martha Uran by the Court of Probate as part of her 
Father Smith's Estate.** It -was bounded on the north by land of 
Benjamin Glazier (Essex Deeds, Vol. 105, p. 103). 

T. Ebknezer, b. July 31, 1690; m. (1), in 1714, Mary Perkins, the daugh- 
ter of William and Esther Perkins of Topsfleld. He m. (2), in 1730, 
the widow Thankful Emerson, who outlived him, and married, in 
1760, Ebenezer Stanwood of Ipswich, peruke-maker. Smith was a 
tailor by trade. In 1748 he and his wife mortgaged half a house and 
his land on Meeting House Hill to Ebenezer Stanwood, who was 
obliged to foreclose (Essex Deeds, Vol. 90, p. 103, and Vol. 93, p. 
184) . He had by his first wife : OilbeH, Mary, Sarah, Hannah, Elizor 
heth and Ebenezer, By his second marriage he had : Gilbert, Jamea^ 
Ebenezer, Thankful, Abigail, who m. Asa Kimball of Marblehead in 
1762, Henry and Thankful, 

vi. Ephraim, b. August 12, 1692; m. (1) Hannah Brown, in 1714; and (2) 

Mary . He was a saddler by trade. He died September 3, 

1720, aged 28 ; and his widow, Mary, was made administratrix of his 
estate (Essex Wills, Vol. 318, p. 249). He had two children: 
Martha, who m. John Burnham, in 1748, and Mary. 

vii. Mary, b. September 10, 1694; m. Solomon Hodgkins. On February 27, 
1728-9, Solomon Hodgkins mortgaged one half the house and land 
which his wife Mary inherited from her father Thomas Smith 
(Essex Deeds). 

Tiii. Abigail, b. ; m. in 1721, Benjamin Glazier, called Oleason in 

her father's will. She was the administratrix of her husband's 
estate (Essex Deeds, Vol. 115, p. 272). She left several children. 

• « Thomas Smith, Innholder^" by Angustine CaldwelL 

1901.] Bobert Smith of Boxford. 269 

8. Ephraim* Smith (Bobert^) waa bom in Boxford October 29, 1663. 
While still a young man and unmarried, he responded to the call of 
Governor Andros and his Council and, with John Tyler and Jona- 
than Frost of Boxford, joined the expedition against the French, 
and served seventeen weeks. On March 11, 1689-90, the town 
agreed to pay each of these three men six shillings a week for his 
services. On September 6, 1694, he married Mary, the daughter 
of John and Elizabeth (Perkins) Ramsdell of Boxford. In 1732, 
before he died, he deeded land in Boxford to his son John, because 
John had lived with him dutifully for &ye years since coming of 
age, and had been very useful on the farm (Essex Deeds, Vol. 83, 
p. 216). In his will, dated the same year, he left the house also to 
John. His children were bom in Boxford, formerly a part of 
Ephraim Smith and Mary had : 

I. Mary,' bap. September 1, 1696; m. ** Dempiter." 

ii. EuzABKTH, bap. April 11, 1697. 

ill. Hannah, bap. April 11, 1697; m. In 1725, Israel Fricker. 

iv. Priscilla, bap. September 20, 1702. 

V. Hephzeba, bap. June 11, 1704. 

vl. John, bap. November, 1706 : Inherited his father's property in 1732. 
He lived on Janes Road after his marriag:e to Hannah Peabody, In 
1738. He had six children, one of whom, John, settled on the St. 
James River, New Brunswick.* 

vli. Sarah, bap. 1708. 

6. vili. Ephraim, settled In Shrewsbury. 

7. Ix. Nathan, settled in Shirley. 
X. Abijah. 

xi. Lydia, m. Jonathan Gould, pub. May 3, 1730; they lived in the part 
of Groton now Shirley, as early as 1747. She died September 28, 
1758 (See Chandler's »* Shirley"). 

4. Samuel' Smith {RobeH}) was bom in Boxford, January 26, 1666. 
He married first, Phebe Howe ; and second, Rebecca, the daughter 
of John Curtis, Senior, of Topsfield (Essex Wills, Vol. 312, p. 
298). He was a carpenter by trade. His will, dated March 26, 
1747-8, appointed Rebecca Smith and John Gould executors. He 
died July 12, and his will was probated August 22, 1748 (Essex 
Wills, Vol. 328, p. 115). The Topsfield records give a large 
number of children to Samuel Smith. It is impossible to tell 
whether they all belong to this Samuel or not, but his will mentions 
daughters, and two sons, Samuel and Robert. I include the full 
list, as given on the church records in Topsfield. 
Samuel Smith had : 

i. Phebe,' bap. October 27, 1695; d. early? 

II. Samuel, bap. November 16, 1700; d. early? 

III. Susanna, bap. March 21, 1702-3. 
iv. Solomon, bap. April 16, 1705. 

V. Samuel, bap. (July), 1706; d. early? 
vl. Joseph, bap. January 4, 1707. 
vli. Phkbe, bap. March 13, 1708. 

\x!' Mercy JTwlns, bap. AprU 16, 1711. 

X. Makoaret, bap. June 11, 1711. 

xl. Mary, bap. August 19, 1711. 

xll. Abigail, bap. August 80, 1713. 

•Perley's " Dwellings of Boxford," p. 49. 

270 Boberi Smiih of Bwfwrd. [July. 

zlii. Samuel, bap. January 8, 1718-4 ; m. Priacilla , and lired in Tops- 

fleld. His will was probated December 6, 1786, althongh signed in 
1767. He left to his wife, PrisciUa, part of the honae, and the use of 
the well and half the garden. His son Samuel was to receive bis silver 
watch, and Asahel his silver shoe bnckles, and thay were to provide a 
horse to carry their mother to meeting. The daughters, Prlscllla, 
Vashti and Susanna, received £4. apiece and the household fnrnitnre 
after their mother's death (Essex wills. Vol. 858, p 127). He is called 
''gentleman"; and is chiefly noteworthy from the fact that he was the 
great-grandfather of Joseph Smith who founded Mormonism. His 
children were : FrUcfXla^ bap. 1787 ; BomuH^ bap. 1787 ; iSksaana, bap. 
1742 ; ABohel ; and VaMi. His wife PriscUla died June 28, 1797, aged 
88 (^SaUm GazeUe, Jnly 7, 1797). 

ziv. Bebrkah, bap. October 9, 1715; died early? 

XV. PiusciLLA, bap. October 9, 1715. 

xvi. Rebekah, bap. May 18, 1717. 

xvii. EiJZADETH, bap. July 20, 1717. 

xviii. Hephzibah, bap. May 20, 1722. 

xix. Robert, bap. April, 1724. He had: i!?Z(^A, bap. 1746; i?{iff%a, bap. 
1748 ; and Thoma$, bap. 1751 ; all in Topsfleld. 

XX. Susanna, bap. February 26, 1726-7. 

5. Jacob^ Smith {Robert^) was bom in Boxford on January 26, 1674L 

He was a carpenter by trade. His wife was Rebecca, the daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Andrews) Symonds of Boxford. His will, 
which was dated December 8, 1748, and probated March 7, 1750, 
leaves to his son Joseph £65; to Moses £110; to Nathaniel his 
lands and buildings in Boxford and Topsfield, and his cooper's tools 
and " warlike accoutrements," except his gun, which was to go to 
Jacob (Essex Wills, Vol. 329, p. 490). 
The children, Iwm in Boxford, were : 

1. Rkbkcca,' b. January 80, 1707-8; m. .John Dorman, January 28, 
1729-30. She d. 1794, leaving five children. 

il. Jacob, b. October 20, 1709. 

iii. JoERPU, b. May 23, 1713. 

iv. Kkziau, b. April 30, 1716; m. (1) Jacob Baker, Au^st 5, 1736; m. 
(2) Hale. She is called ♦» Kezla Hale " in her father's will. 

T. MosKS, b. June 13, 1718. 

vi. Ruth, b. September 21, 1721 ; not mentioned in her father's will. 

vil. Natiianikl, b. August 6, 1724; m. Sarah Burpee of Rowley, May 
23, 1751, and had : Annay Jacob, Merriam, Nathaniel, Jiuth, Sarah, 
Ebenezer, Jiebecca, Moses, Hepsibah and Joseph, Nathaniel Smith 
died in Boxford, in January, 1802 (Sec Terley's ** Dwellings of 
Boxford," p. 127). 

6. EpiiRAm" Smith {Ephraim* Robert^) was born in Boxford. He was 

a cabinet-maker, and in 1725 was the only one in Boxford. He 
married his first wife in that town, and had one daughter, Mary, 
who was baptized in the Topsfield church. He left Boxford and 
settled in Shrewsbury, before 1 732, as his father's will, dated that 
year, calls him "of Shrewsbury." On August 16, 1733, he mar- 
ried liis second wife, Hannah, daughter of Daniel Rice of Shrews- 
bury. In 1745, land was laid out to Ephraim Smith " in the right 
of the 19*^ House Lot." His children, except Mary, were born in 

Ephraim Smith, by his first wife, had : 

1. Mary,* bap. in Topsfleld, June 8, 1729. She m. (1) Carryl, 

and had two children : John, and Ephraim, a physician, both living 
in Killingly, Connecticut, in 1786. She m. (2) Daniel Hcmenway, 
August 1, 1770, and settled in Barre. 

1901.] Robert Smith ofBoxford. 271 

Ephraim Smith and Hannah had : 

li. Daniel, b. about 1734. On January 19, 1758, he married Lucy, 
daughter of Captain Daniel Howe of Shrewsbury. His children 
were: 1. LewiSy b. March 2, 1758. In 1786, Hannah Smith (widow 
of Ephraim' Smith), Daniel Smith, Aaron Smith and Asa Smith, 
all of Shrewsbury, Moses Smith of Barre, William Smith of Oak- 
ham, Thomas and Elizabeth Johnson of Templeton, Daniel and 
Mary Hemenway of Barre, John Carryl and Ephraim Carryl, phy- 
slclau, of Killlngly, Conn., sell to Lewis Smith the land In'Shlrley 
which Ephraim Smith bought of his brother Nathan Smith In 1755 
(Middlesex Deeds, Vol. 118, p. 376). Lewis Smith was a revolu- 
tionary pensioner. 2. Ashur^ b. 1759. 3. Stephen, b. 1761 ; d. in 
New York, 1842. 4. Thaddeus, b. 1768 ; d. in Shrewsbury, 1822. 
5. Catherine, b. 1765; m. Stephen Johnson, 1793. 6. Daniel, b. 
1766. 7. Mary, b. 1768; m. Alexander Miller, 1797. 8. Lucy, b. 
1770 ; ro. Nathaniel Elethorpe of Bridgeport, Yt., 1795. 9. Bridget, 
m. Abijah Shumway. 10. William. 

ill. Ephraim, b. June 22, 1736 ; died early. 

Iv. Aaron, b. June 22, 1736; m. Dinah, daughter of Ephraim Wheeler, 
August 4, 1757; d. May 9, 1825. He was a selectman, 1793 (See 
Ward's ** Shrewsbury**). 

y. MosES, b. January 25, 1739 ; m. Lydla, daughter of Zacharlah Smith, 
April 30, 1760; moved to Templeton and afterward to Barre. 

vl. William, b. January 30, 1742 ; resided In Oakham. 

vU. Asa, b. October 5, 1744; m. Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim Wheel- 
er of Shrewsbury, July 3, 1764 (See Ward's ** Shrewsbury"). 

vili. Elizabeth, b. February 17, 1748; m. September 24, 1771, Thomas 
Johnson, and lived In Templeton. 

7. Nathan* Smith (JSphraimy* Robert^) married Rebecca , and 

with his wife and three children finally settled in Shirley, about 
1750. In that year, he bought land of Jerahmeel Powers, in the 
western part of Shirley. The deed gives his residence as Leomin- 
ster (Middlesex Deeds, Vol. 60, p. 253). In 1755, he sold this 
same land to his brother, ** Ephraim Smith of Shrewsbury" (Mid- 
dlesex Deeds, Vol. 60, p. 254). His wife died in Shirley on Feb- 
ruary 12, 1784, and was buried in the Old Cemetery at the Centre. 
He married second, Mary, daughter of William Symonds of Shir 
ley, and widow of John Jupp. Nathan Smith died in Shirley, be- 
tween 1792 and 1800, but the exact date cannot be ascertained. 
Nathan Smith and Rebecca had : 

i. Nathan,* b. 1788 ; m. Ruth Moores of Boylston, then Shrewsbury, 
July 1, 1762. He died In Shirley on November 16, 1885. He had 
no children. 

II. Sylvanus, m. Agnes Moores of Boylston. He was a Captain in the 

Revolution, and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He 
died In Shirley, May 12, 1830. He had seven children : Sylvanus, 
of Mllford, N. H. ; Buth; Hugh; Lucy; Daniel; Jerusha; and 

III. Ephraim, m. Hannah Gordon. He had one daughter, Sarah, b. 1766. 
Iv. Ezra, b. May 29, 1755; m. Mrs. Abigail, widow of William Bolton, 

Jr., of Shirley. He was killed In Boylston, June 8, 1793. 
V. Anna, b. May 13, 1767; m. in 1778, William Reed of Chesterfield, 

N. H. 

vl. Daniel, b. October 81, 1762; m. McDanlels. 

vll. PuisciLLA, m. Jonathan Farewell of Harvard. 

272 Same Jeffer9dn Oarreipionden^. [Jnly'f 


OommimioaAed by WoKTsnroioir 0. F6bd, Esq., of Boiton. 
Bofikinmm to Jeffenon. 

Philadblphia, 12*^. Mudi, 1784 

* * * Ybrt conons phenomena haye appeared in our political 
bamisphwe. A certain party who hare been for these three years past 
dkappointed in their manoeuvrea, that very party who Were the moat 
zealous and obdurate enemies to all Toryismybaye with admirable dexterity 
taken the most decided and unshaken tones by the hand. A coalition 
most sudden and most extraordinary has taken place. You may now see 
those very men who hang*d Roberts and Carlisle hand and glove with the 
friends of Roberts and Carlisle. You may see friend McKean, Friend 
Royan, f r^. Sergeant fr^. Hutchinson, &c. &c. in gentle union and pleasing 
converse with &*. Pleasants, fr**. Warder, fr**. Emlen, &c. Ac. Ac. The 
first attempt of this quinto was the establishment of a Bank, with a view 
of rivalling and weakening the effects of the national Bank. But this 
scheme will not succeed, as the House of Assembly seem not disposed 
to countenance it by a charter. The second effort was a petition to the 
House to repeal the test law, and admit all persons to the right of electing 
or being elected, be their political creed what it may. This had well-nigh 
succeeded, bat was finally postponed by the casting vote of the Speaker. It 
was remarkable that not one of the persons who were to be benefited by 
this repeal signed any of the petitions. This would have implied ac- 
knowledgment of the present government ; but they bad address enough to 
draw in some good wliigs and a great many half whigs to sign and counte- 
nance these petitions. Had it succeeded, we should have seen every move- 
ment of our government tending to the restoration of every prejudice in 
favor of British politics. We should have seen the most partial acts passed 
in favor of British commerce, and a most disrespectfid neglect of foreigners. 
This State would in the course of a year or two been justly branded with 
Ingratitude, ♦ ♦ * Yu,. Hopkinson. 

Gurrie to Jefferstm. 

Richmond, 5 August, 1785 

* * * Joseph Mayo of Paston died on his passage from London 
to Boston, has enriched some of his relations by his legacies, and has as- 
tonished some of our acquaintances by his will giving liberty to all his 
slaves, their number from 150 to 170. I believe the report has caused 2 
or 3 combats between slaves and their owners, now struggling for the lib- 
erty to which they conceive themselves entitled. The legislature's atten- 
tion, I imagine will be taken up with it next session. 

We have had a meeting of the Episcopal clergy and laymen from every 
county to modify their mode of worship, &c. &c They have monopolized 
all the former glebes and their appendages. The other sectarists complain 
heavily of the preference given them here, wrote severe things against 
them in the publick papers and intend a petition next Assembly to abro- 
gate the law of the last in their favor, and all the consequences it invoked. 
How it will end I don't know but there is to be a Convention in Fhiladel- 

1901.] Some Jefferson Correspondence. 273 

phia soon upon ibis business. Our delegates, botb laymen and clergy, I 
have forgot. Jno. Page Rosesell is one I believe. E. R. Att^. G^ was no 
blank in their meetings here. I believe he has studied the true Gospel for 
both this and the world of spirits. 

The James River Company, of which I have the honor to be one, are to 
meet here the 2"*^^ [?] current to incorporate themselves, as more than one 
half the money necessary for the purpose is subscribed, which entitles us 
to meet and elect our President, &c. &c. The Potomack members are be- 
forehand with us however I hope will do something now (if ever). The 
State has 100 shares, Gen^ W., 100, D Ross 50. I took 10. 200 dollars is a 
fihare and every share till 10 has a vote. When above 10 every five shares 
have only one vote. The Capitol ground is now marked out here, and as- 
tonishing to me, indeed, is the place fixed upon for it. Economy has made 
the directors an Alan, E. Randolph, Wm. Hay, Jay Ambler, Rob'. Goode, 
James Buchanan, Richard Adams, and Turner Southall [ ] the publick 
buildings all under one roof. They have marked out the ground, which is 
now digging ; the first bricks to be laid on AVednesday next, with (?) a 
medal, <&c. <&c. Horrors. They have brought it to the point of the hill 
above my house with a deep ravine or gully on each side by the time the 
portico and steps &c. &c. are finished it leaves no room for a street, unless 
it is to serpentine along the bottom beginning below my house and going 
up by the spring, called the Governor's. By receding 100 feet backward, 
they would have had a spacious field on each side, with room for Capital 
Yard and spacious avenues on every hand for pleasure or use. I wish you 
had been here and one of the directors ; it has appeared to the gentlemen 
in a different light than to every other person without exception that has 
viewed the ground. In the 1 00 feet there is a rise of between 7 and 8 feet, 
and a great many bricks and other expences to the publick would have 
been saved. As they have consulted you about the plan of the building, I 
wish to god, you would offer your advice as to its site, if you please. It 
may not come too late. * ♦ * James Curuie. 

Carrie to Jefferson, 

Richmond, 17 October, 1785. 
* * * The Congress rarely reaches our ears ; the General 
Court is now sitting here, & the gentlemen of the law increase very fast at 
its bar. John Mercer, Esq., this is his second court there, I expect Mon- 
roe and Hardy soon, &c. &c. The votaries are numerous, but I believe 3 
or 4 of them receive and have appetites sufficient to devour all the loaves 
and fishes. I can't help thinking we have too much litigation and law suits 
here, to l»ccome a flourishing people. Till some change in that and many other 
respects, takes place we are fast verging to individual and universal bank- 
ruptcy. As a conmiercial people, our exports bear no proportion to our 
imports. Our taxes are heavy, our extravagance unequalled in so young a 
country : e.g. at Fredericksburg t'other day, 40 new (and elegant) char- 
iots appeared on the turf, in addition to what served them last year, on 
the same or similar occasion. Every thing is in proportion. We astonish 
strangers and all our own natives who have been absent some time and just 
returned from Europe. Some intelligence communicated by you in a letter 
to our Executive, regarding Sir R. Herries' contract with the Farmers 
Cren'l of France, made its appearance in the public papers, t'other day, with 
what degree of policy, delicacy or prudence I leave you to judge. The 
TOL. LV. 19 

274 Same Jefferson Correepandence. [J^f 

Qenend Assembly have met to day, not eiioiu;li to make a Houae. The 
late Governor Harrison was nonelect in Cliarks City last election of Ddo- 
gates there, but went over to Sorry, where he found means to be elected, 
ft is expected his election will b^ canvassed, and disputed b^ IF. T^Iar 
(the present Speaker of the House) as illegal. Bach have their partiwins, 
and are candidates for the chair, and have already had a ||pod deal of bkk- 
ering, which has impressed me with the idea emolument is as much their 
object as patriotism or the honor of Uie place. PeriiapB I am mlstakan. 
McClurg as a Councillor. He is indolent as a physician often in at the 
death on account of his beinff so often called when the last offices of hu- 
manity are only wanting to dose the scene. His talents are great, and la 
that line have met with too little patronage from his countrymen hitherto. 
I hope the scales will fall from their eyes, before old age unfits him for 
business for his familys sake, I sincerely wish it [?] Your friend Mr. 
Madison has been spoken of by some for the chair of thejEIouse of Delegates. 

We have had a very dry summer ; short crops both of com and tobaooq, 
wheat tolerably good, no demand hardly for this last ; tobacco Mien aiul 
falling ; 1 guinea here to-day, at Petersburg 26/ p'. c^. The com is not 
more than saflicient for our own consumption. Heavy taxes, extravagance 
and dissipation, direful prospect The Assembly speaks of striking paper 
money. Whether sound policy directs the measure (if it takes place) or 
sympathy for peculiar situations and droumstances directs the measure, I 
know not nor pretend to say ; but one thing is certain, it will certainly 
continue the delusion we are under in regard to our own finances, and pro- 
crastinate the period when we ought, and from dire necessity must live in 
every respect more conformable to our situation as an infant republic. 

Have you seen or read Lord Sheiiield's pamphlet apon the commerce of 
Great B : and America, before during and since the war ; their connexion 
and relation to one another as commereial countries, and with others in 
Europe? He seems to have been well informed upon the subjects of 
which he writes, and accounts to me very plainly what are the efficient 
causes of Sir R. Herries* tobacco contract with the F. G^ of France &c. &c ; 
and as we manage matters here, has it more in his power perhaps to fullfil 
it than any man we can oppose him with a candidate or a competitor with 
him, on equal terms, in that business. ♦ * * Jah£s Currie. 

P. S. Since writing the within, I recollect, tlie publication in our paper 
was extracted from that of Maryland, and did not originate here ; therefore 
it is not a child of ours. (I mean the communication of Sir R Herries 
tob^ contract,), and was further informed yesterday at Petersburg, that 
Mess". Morris and Alexander have obtained it, and Sir R. H'. proposals 
were not accepted. 

Humphreys to Jefferson. 

Hartford, 5**» June 1786. 
Dear Sir, 

By means of a merchant vessel that sails from this place to 
rOrient, I have the pleasure to inform you of my safe arrival after an 
agreeable passage of 32 days ; altho' I cannot give so high commendations 
on the accomodations of the French packet as I could have done on a 
former occasion. The fineness of the weather and the hilarity of the pas- 
sengers, however, atoned for some circumstances not perfectly satisfactory 

1901.] Some Jefferson Correspondence. 275 

As I have been but one week in New York, and another in this town, I 
cannot undertake to give with precision a state of the politics of this coun- 
try ; but if I may rely in some measure on the opinions of almost every 
person with whom I have conversed, our federal concerns are not in a very 
promising situation. For notwithstanding the States of Rhode Island and 
New York have at length come into the 5 per cent, impost, yet, I am in- 
formed the restrictions are such as make it doubtful whether their offers 
can be accepted. This and several other States have at their late session 
emitted paper money. Pennsylvania has prohibited the collection of the 
impost until the supplementary requisitions shall have been adopted by all 
the States. This I fear will not be done by the Legislature of Connecticut, 
who are now sitting. In the mean[time] there is not a single farthing in 
the public treasury, the civil list is uupaid, and the few troops to the west- 
ward in danger of disbanding for want of money and supplies. Desertions 
have been so frequent that a Major Wyllys of this State has lately ordered 
some prompt executions, for which he is in arrest by order of Congress. 
Hutchins and the surveyors are, however, just setting out for the Western 
country. Congress accepted last week the cession of Connecticut. 

The refusal of the British to deliver up the frontier posts is not generally 
known, but so far as I have heard it spokeu of, it seems to excite a spirit 
of indignation. Some hostilities have lately been committed by the sav- 
ages. The public mind is in anxious expectation respecting the piratical 
powers. Lamb's conduct in obtaining his appointment is considered as 
very extraordinary : his character is perhaps much lower here than we 
could have conceived. 

Congress have not yet done anything on foreign affairs. An attempt 
was made last week to appoint a minister to the Hague. Mr. Izard had 
six States, but no choice could be made. Congress will continue together 
through the summer. 

I believe the country is much altered in many respects since we left it. 
Grov. Clinton is said to have become an anti federalist. He was not in New 
York when I was there. Certain it is, the issue of a paper currency in 
that State depended upon him. Many people appear to be uneasy and to 
prognosticate revolutions, they hardly know how or why. A scarcity of 
money ia universally complained of ; but to judge by the face of the coun- 
try ; by the appearance of ease and plenty which are to be seen every- 
where, one would believe a great portion of the poverty and evils com- 
plained of, must be imaginary. # ♦ ♦ D Humphreys. 

P. S. Monroe is married to a Miss Courtwright, King to Miss Alsop, 
and Osgood to Mrs. Franklin, a Quaker widow. 

Currte to Jefferson, 

Richmond, 9 July 1786. 
• * * Mr Henry is still governor ; his and all the other officers 
of government salaries were curtailed under the auspices of Thos. Under- 
wood of Goochland, and other reformers. Harrison got the chair last ses- 
tion, after a violent struggle about residence and non-residence last elec- 
tion the Surry men have left him out, and the high sheriff of C[harles] 
City died before the time of election, and Otway Byrd, his successor, being 
out of the way at the time to enter upon his new office there was no elec- 
tion, and of course the Assembly must meet before the writs can be issued, 
which will prevent Colo H. having the chair, should he be sent a delegate. 

276 Bourn-Bailey BibU Records. [Jafy. 

At least, I Boppoae so, tlioDgli I know verj little of those matlen. T^ler, 
•f C. City, is made one of the judges of the Adndnltj^ in pkoe of Benjar 
min Waller, deceased* • * * Madison is r&«lected f or his ooon^ 
mfter considerable opposition ; at the instance of Gen^. Washington I hmwrn 
been told, old Geo. Mason comes in, and several new members from whom 
considerable things are expected in onr critical sitoadon. The two Nidbo- 
las's, George and Jack, represent Albemarle next seiskm ; Fit was in tho 
last, now left out, as is likewise CoL £. Carter, and Wilson Kidiolas did 
not offer wishing to pay attention to his wife and the ooltore of tobacco &o» 
Ac — of a domeBtic nature. I have some reason to think Mr. Henry will 
not continue to act another year as governor. However, this is only sor- 
mise. The Canal from W. Ham. goes on apaoe, and they have marked 
out S different traces for its coming after passing Belvidere into a bason, 
which last will probably be marked out in the ground bounded by the 
lower end of my stable lot, eastward and to the W. by the hill terminating 
the flat round lots near the river on this side. * * * 

James Cu&kie. 

Bopkimon to Jeffenon. 

Phii^adelfhia, 20 April, 1787 
* * * What is called the constitution party in this State aro 
uppermost and playing the mischief. They have published a bill for con- 
sideration which will probably pass next session to demolish the Bank. 
The ostensible reason is that it is incompatible with a free government, but 
the real reason b that Mr. Morris aud the directors of the bank are not of 
the present ruliug party. They have also passed a most iniquitous ex 
post facto law to favour Mr. liolker in his demands against Mr. Morris. 
It would be too long a detail to give you a com|>etent idea of this matter. 
Mr. Marbois has formed a kind of coalition with Mr. Holker, and Mr. 
Morris aud be are at odds. Tliis together with the affair of Longchamps, 
whicth Mr. Marbois has pursued with great inveteracy, have rendered Mr. 
Marbois very unpopular in this city. The affair of Longchamps yet re- 
mains in suspence before Congress. ♦ ♦ ♦ Fbas. Hopkoson 


Communicated by Hbnbt L. Clapp, Esq., of Koxbary, ^(ass. 

The Bourn-Bailey Bible was probably used for a family record 
first by Shearjashub Bourn,* son of Hon. Melatiah Bourn of Sand- 
wich, and pastor of the First Church in Scituate, 1724. Benjamin 
Bailey of Scituate married, for his second wife. Desire (Bourn) 
Ru88el,t daughter of Shearjashub, Oct. 29, 1757 (Scituate Eeo- 
ords), and in that way the Bible came into the possession of the 

* Tho line of Shearjashub^ Bourn (bom 21 Dec, 1699) was: Hon. Melatiah' (bom 
1673), Shearjashub* (born 1644), Kichard,' the emigrant.— Editob. 
t Her first husbana was Lathrop RusseU.— Eoitom. 

1901.] Bourn-Bailey Bible Records. 211 

Bailey family. Benjamin Bailey had by his first wife, Ruth (Tilden) 
Liitchfield,* Benjamin, Jr. (bom 1747), who married Marcy Bailey, 
Jan. 29, 1775. Marcy, daughter of Benjamin, Jr., became the 
second wife of Thomas Clapp, May 6, 1799, his first wife having 
been Emily Stockbridge, whom he married. May 11, 1794 (Scituate 
Records). Marcy Bailey died Dec. 25, 1826, and the Bible went 
to her husband, Thomas Clapp, who died April 25, 1850, aged 75 
years. (The statement in "The Clapp Memorial," page 129, that 
he was bom in 1766, is incorrect. He was born in 1775.) When 
he died, the Bible went to his third wife, Polly (Damon) Clapp, 
and when she died, Feb. 5, 1870, it fell to her grandson, Edward 
Barnes of Dorchester, who died in 1898, and whose widow sold it, 
in 1900, to Henry Lincoln Clapp, grandson of Thomas. Thus, 
after being out of the Clapp family for fifty years, it was almost by 
accident restored, no member of the family suspecting its existence 
till 1897. 

Bourn Records. 

Shearj** Bourn married to Abigal Cotton at Boston, June 16, 1725. 

Shear]** Bourn married to Sarah Brooks at Medfield, Feb. 12, 1735. 

Shear]** Bourn married to Deborah Barker at Scituate, June 6, 1750. 

Elizabeth, our first child, bom at Boston July 11, 1726. 

Abigal, our second child, bom at Scituate August 14, 1727. 

Desire, our third child, bom at Scituate January 22, 1728. 

Bathshcba, our fourth child, bom at Scituate October 3, 1730. 

Shear]**, our fifth child, born at Scituate May 8, 1732. 

Our first child (of Sarah Brooks) still bom at Scituate July 20, 1738. 

Shearj**, our second child, bom at Scituate Sept. 28, 1739. 

Roland, our first child (of Deborah Barker), bom at Scituate Oct. 4, 

My son Shearj** died June 25, 1732. 
My wife Abigal died May 17, 1732. 
My second wife died Oct, 11, 1739. 

Bailey Records. 


Benjamin Bailey married to Marcy Bailey at Scituate January 29, 1775. 
Paul Otis married to Lucy Bailey at Scituate September 24, 1795. 
Tliomas Clapp married to Murcy Bailey at Scituate May 6, 1799. 
Elisha Doane married to Mary Bailey Dec. 21, 1807. 
Cotton Bailey married to Sally Otis November 25, 1813. 
Joseph Oldham married to Ruth Bailey December 14, 1815. 


Children of Benjamin and Marcy Bailey : 

Lacy, our first child, born at Scituate March 29, 1776. 

• She WM widow of James* Litchfield {Nicholas^) ^ and daughter of Nathaniel^ Til- 
den (Nathaniel t^ Dea. Joseph*). 

27ft A^neieni Burial- Grounds of Long Inland* 

HatK, our s**cou(i child, bom at Scituftte December 8, 17T7» 
Mary^ our tliml duld» bom at Srituale December B, 1 779. 
Bewj- our ii^nvxh child, t>oni at Scituate July 25, 1782, 
Judsoii» our litth chUd. l>orD at Sdtuat-e Jiui» 5, 1783. 
Mary, our sixtli diild, born at ScitoAte July 3^5, 1787- 
Rmh, ** seventh ** '* « " Feb. 7, 1790, 

CottoD '* eighth ** ** ** " June^l*lT9t. 
Twin ehildreii ** ** " March 2, 179^ 

Fraiikiiii, our deveath child, b. at a Sept 10, 1708. 

Ruth Bailey died Sept, 4, 1788. 

Judfioii Baiieydied ^^^^^ >7 17H«. 

Twin ehndreu died ivfi ii, i t^S^ 

Lucy Oti« ** August 27, 1 80f>, 

Friinklir. Bailey* droxvnwi Marcli 2n, 1 Rn7, 

Benjamin BaUey, Jr., died June 26, 1808, at Plymouth, Ei^. 

Mary Doane died April SO, 1811, at Cohaasett 

Buth Oldham died Jane 9, 1817, aged 27. 

Benjamin Bailey died September 9, 1822, aged 75. 

Marcy Bailey, wife to Benjamin Buley, died December 25, 1828, aged 72. 

Sally Bailey, wife of Cotton t Bailey, died September 20, 1827, i^ 41 

yrs. ds 9 months. 
Cotton Bailey died January 14, 1828, aged 85 years six months. 
Thomas Clapp died April 24, 1850, aged 75. 


By Edw. Doublsdat Harris, Esq., of New York City. 
[Continaed from page 208.] 

EASTHAMPTON— Wainscott. 

This burying ground is in the southwesterly part of the township, at 
Wainscott, two thirds of a mile from the ocean, and a little more than that 
south of the main road between Easthampton and Bridgehampton. Most of 
the stones are of brown-stone, a few are of imported slate. This transcript 
is of all epitaphs antedating 1800 that were found there in Sept, 1887. 

In Memory of 

Reuben Edwards 

who died 

Oct' 29th 1799, 

in the 28th year 

of his age. 

• He was on his way to Parson Flint's, in Cohasset, to recite his lessons, and in mak- 
ing a short cut over the ice, below Gulph Mill, he broke through it. 

f Named from the Cotton family. His grandmother-in-law, Desire Bourn, was the 
daughter of Abigail Cotton. 

1901.] Ancient Burial^ Grounds of Long Island. 



Memory of 

Lucretia^ Wife of 

Stephen Edwards^ 

who died 

August 12, 1800, 

in the 55 year 

of her age. 

In Memory of 


Daughter of 

JElifha & Mary 


who died 

March 15«J» 1797 

aged 2 years 

and 3 days 

Nathan, Son of Elifha 

& Elizabeth Conkling 

deceard Aug*y« 16"^ 

A.D. 1776 In y« 5^ 

Year of his Age 

Joanna Daughter of 

Elifha & Elifabeth 

Conkling died April 

the 17t»^ 1776 In y« 10*^ 

Year of his Age. 

HERE lies the Body 

of Ruth Ofborn 

who died July y« 3* 

A.D. 1775. In y« 17«» 

Year of her Age. 

In Memory of 

M' John Talmaob 

who departed this life 

Nof 2«i 17 64, 

in the 86^ Year 

of hia Age 





THE 25 1722 AGED 



17 • 1709 • AGED 
20 • YEARS 

In Memory 

of Elifabeth 

Daughter to 

M' James & 

M" Mary 

Hand Who 

Died April 

80 A.D. 1756 

Aged 19 years 


Squler Died 

July the 25"» 

1759 In y« 25^^ 

year of his Age 

In Memory of 

James Hand Jun' 

who died Octo'2[0?] 

A.D. 1767 in y« 52^ 

Year of his Age 

His Faith and practice 

did Accord 
Which prov*d he Lov*d 

and fer*d the Lord 
The path he trod fhin'd 

as the Light 

Of perfect Day which 

ends the night. 

Prov. IV. 18. 

This Monument Erected 
by Co* Gardner, Cap' 
Mu^ford Lieu' Dayton & 
their Soldiers, is in 
Memory of Jedediah 
Ofborn, who was Kill'd 
by the Discharge of his 
Gun. Nov 80th 1772 in 
the 2V* Year of his Age. 
How fudden was my Death 
Life is but fleeting Breath 

280 Pray of York and KiUery^ Maine. [Jalf , 


B J HnniT EBimr WooM. 

QunrroN^ Prat, of whom tee Pope's ^^ Pioneers of Hasaadiinetts,'' psm , 
871, appears to have been one of the ironworkers who came to Lynn m 
1643, under the aospices of the Iron Works Company, at its beginning ia 
New England, perhaps sdlling from EngUmd when John Winthrop, Jr., in 
''May, 1643, did at great costs and chai^ges imbarqne himself, w^ many' 
workmen, servants A materialls for the said setting jp of iron workes, in the 
good ship the An Cleeve, of London'' (5 Mass. Hist Soc. Collections, viii., 
§6). Later he removed to Braintree, continuing in the Iron Works there* 
The Christian name Quentin was not unccmimon in Scotland, and the sur- 
name Pray is said to be of Frendi origin, from /Vs, a meadow. It may 
be significant that Anderson and Downing, of the early founderymen at 
Lynn, were from Scotland. Of Quinton*s two sons, Richard' settled in 
Providence, R. L (see Austin's '< Gen. Diet, of Rhode Island," page 358), 
while JoHN^ remained in Braintree ; and his two daughters, Hannah ai^ 
DoBOTHT, married and lived in Braintree. 

John' Prat married in Braintree, 7 May, 1657, Joanna Downam, jve- 
sumably a daughter of John Downam, or Downham, of Braintree. He 
died in 1676, when, 31 Oct of that year, administration was granted to, 
and the first inventory of the estate (£335.) was rendered by, the widow 
Joanna (Suffolk Probate Records, xii., 12, 112). She married second^ 
Daniel Livingstone [Lewiston, Lcvistown] of York, Maine, perhaps in 1 685 
when, as ap|>ear8 by York Deeds, iv., 45, she entered into a post-nuptial 
•agreement " to bring her too sons & daughter with her to yorke," who are 
described as " her three youngest children." Daniel Lewwton [Living- 
stone] was killed at York by the Indians, 20 Aug., 1694, acconling to 
Savage ; and in December following, Joanna bought some land adjoining 
his estate, as recorded in York Deeds, vii., 15. 

The children of John and Joamia were : 

i. John,' b. 11 March, 1658 ; d. 25 Nov., 1658. 

11. John, b. 11 July, 1659; d. before 20 July, 1699. 

iii. Ephraim, b. about 1661 ; d. 16 Jan., 1700-10; m. in 1680, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Hayden of Braiotrce ; issue. 

iv. Hannah, b. 21 March, 1663; d. 12 Dec., 1664. 

V. Hannah, b. 16 March, 1665; d. ; m. James Bell of Taunton. 

vl. KiCHARD, b. 3 May, 1667; d. before 20 July, 1699. 

vli. Samuel, b. 16 May, 1669; went to York, Maine, with his mother; 
d. in 1708, adm. gr. 19 Oct. ; m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Fernald of 
Kittery. Children: 1. Mary* m. 2 Nov., 1721, Samuel Staccv of 
Kittcry. 2. Hannah, m. 24 May, 1722, Thomas Kand of Newcastle. 
8. Samuel, m. 17 Nov., 1726, Alice, dau. of Jonathau Mendum of 

vili. Joseph, b. about 1671; went to York, Maine, with his mother; d. 
in 1748, will prob. 18 Oct. ; m. Mary, dau. of Peter Grant of Kit- 
tery. Children : 1. John,* 2. Samneh 3. Peter. 4. Joanna, m, 

Yeaton. 6. Mary, m. Col. Thomas Wallin^ford of Dover. 

6. Martha, m. Gershom Allen of Berwick. 7. Miriam, m. ■ 

Lord. 8. Elizabeth, ro. Samuel Walton of Newcastle. 

Ix. John, b. 10 Feb., 1672-3; d. before 9 July, 1685. 

X. Dorothy, b. about 1675; went to York, Maine, with her mother; 
m. Daniel Fnrbnsh of Kittery ; issue. 

1901.] Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. 281 

On 7 July, 1699, " the widow Joanna Levistown (late Pray) " rendered a 
second inventory of the estate (£281.) of John' Pray; and 20 July, 1699, 
the estate was divided between " the S** Joanna and the ^\e children of the 
S** deced namely — Ephraim Pray Samuel Pray Joseph Pray Hannah Bell 
& Dorothy Furbush " (Suffolk Probate Records, xiv., 55-59). 

Suffolk Deeds, xlx., 158.— 29 June, 1699, Joseph Pray, of York, deeds to 
** Daniel ffarbish of the Towne of Kittry ... All that part of his deceased 
father's John Fray's Estate y* of riorht belongeth to him the said Joseph Pray 
. . . where it now lyeth In the Towne of Brantry in the County of Suffolk." 

Suffolk Deeds, xix., 161.— 20 July, 1699, Daniel Forbas, of Kittery, deeds to 
Ebenezer Thayer, of Braintrey, certain land bounded *' easterly and north east 
upon the lauds of Joana Livingstone." 

Suffolk Deeds, xxi v., 212.— 28 May, 1709, Daniel Forblsh [and Porbez], of 
Kittery, deeds to Ephraim Pray, of Brantrey, certain land In Brantrey ** form- 
erly the estate of the said Pray . . . sometime delivered to me or my Attor- 
ney ... by virtue of an Execution In satisfaction of a Judgment which I 
recouered against the s<* Pray." 

Suffolk Deeds, xxvl,, 114.— 21 Feb., 1711, John Mills, of Brantrey, deposes 
**That about Six or Seven years agone he Saw an Acquittance or Discharge 
from James Bell of Taunton In the County of Bristol who Married One of the 
Daughters of John Pray late of Brantrey af ores'* deceased to Ephraim Pray 
One of the Children and heirs of the said deceased of all Manner of Claim . . . 
-which he ever had or might claim In Bight of his said Wife of and In the said 
John Prays Estate." 


Communicated by Miss Mart K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from page 39.] 

1792 June 17 IK of Appleton Hollister— Sarah. 
Son of Appleton Hollister — Enos. 
Son of Appleton Hollister — Harvey. 
D*" of Ichabod Mapes Warner — Mary. 
Son of Ebenezer Carver — Salmon. 
D"" of Isaac Birge — Pamela, 
Son of Jacob Fox — Wait. 
Son of John Talcott — Luther. 
Son of James Chapman — Elijah. 
W of Elizur Welles— Esther. 

1793 March 17 Son of Elijah Hammond — Josiah. 
D' of William Wilson— Clare. 
D^ of Richard Skinner — Sussanna. 
D*" of Appleton Hollister — Martha. 
D"" of Charles Waterman — Anna. 
Son of Joshua Hutchens — Horace. 
D*^ of Aaron Farmer — Fanna. 
D*^ of Saul Alvord — Harriet. 
Son of Elijah Talcott — Asa. 





















282 ReeardM of the Church in BolUm^ C<mn. [Jnlyf 

Son of Elisha Aodrus — Eleaner- 
ly of Slim u el Carver — Harriet 
ly of Nalbaiiael Hubbartl^ — Anuai 
jy of Simeon Sp**ncer — Mercy, i 
jy of Moac!s Gooclricb — Sus^anjift* 
Son of Jurlah Stropg^^Tudiih. 

1794 Jan 9 Son of Mathew Loomb — Rus^selL 
Son of Jo bath an Dart^^ KHjah« 
Son of Mftpe Waraer — Eiijali* 
D'^ of Zeiia^ Skinner — Martha, 
Soni of Solomon Dewey — Salmon db SanfordL 
ly of Satjouel 1 1 reward — KaeheL 
Son of Thomas Rin^e — Tliomas. 
\y of Thomas Rjage*-Anim. 
ly of Thomas Rin^e — Lom« 
Son of Ebenezer Sjroti|j — S&mQel. 
Son of Jacob Fox ^-Harvey* 
ly of Applet on IlolIbter^Claris&a. 
Son of liiaac Birge^ — ^ Simeon. 
ly of Klizur Welles— Mille, 
D' of John Colemnn — Mary. 
Son of John Marshell— John* 
Son of Elijah Talcott— Wjlliam. 
Son of John Coleman — Salmon. 
ly of James Chaj>man — Lucina* 
jy of Ephraini Isham — Sarah. 

1795 Jan. 11 D' of William Wibon— Philmda. 
ly of Richard Skinner — Lata, 
D' of Thomas Whitii— Julia, 
Son of Joshua Taleott— Joaiah, 
Son of John Carver — John, 
Son of John Can er — Chauncj. 
Son of John Carver^^AuBtin. 
Son of Jaraea Crocker — Cynia. 
Son of Joseph Carver — Prosper^ 
ly of Thomas Webster — Sophia. 
Son of Judah Strong — Salmon, 
Son of John Carver — Chesien 
Son of Jared Cone— ^Sylvester Welles. 
ly of Jared Cone — Sally. 
ly of Jared Cone — ^im. 
Son of .fared Cone— Jared. 
Son of George Bissell— George OMi. 
D^ of George Bbsell— Polly. ^^ 
Son of Nathaxioel Hubbard — Edwfai. 
ly of Charles IVatermim — Lidia, 
ly of Eldad Skinner— Phil inda. 
Son of Ma (hew Loonus^ — Chester, 
ly of Elijah Hammood— Patte* 
ly of Thomas Looniis^ — KarriaU 
ly of Aaron Farmer^ — Sally 
ly of Lidia Loomlfl — Elmira, 
ly of Joshoa Uutchens — Cintliia, 











































































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1796 Jan. 






















1797 Feb. 




1796 Oct' 















1798 Jan. 


























Son of Amasa Loomis. 

Son of Jehiel Hale presented by Josiah Halo of 

Glassenbury — J osiah. 
Son of Thomas Ringe — Jonathan Kingsbury. 
Son of Nathauael McKee — Salmon. 
D' of Mape Warner — Harriet. 
D' of Asa Johuson — Clarissa. 
D' of £lisba Andrus — Lois. 
Son of Samuel Howard — Talcott. 
D' of Craft Goodrich— Betse. 
D' of John Marshell — Betse. 
IK of Jacob Fox — Lucretia. 
Son of Isaac Birge — Chester. 
IK of Appleton Hollister — Lina. 
D' of Simeon Spencer — Rhoda. 
D' of Richard Skinner — Minenra. 
Son of Nathanael McKee — Chester. 
Son of Elijah Talcott— Julius. 
D*" of Solomon Dewey — Ruth. 
jy of James Chapman — Orinda. 
jy of Eldad Skinner— Lina. 
Son of Asa Welles — Asa. 
jy of Judah Strong — Jerusha. 
D' of Thomas Webster — Cinthia. 
Son of Jonah Strickland — Chester Cone. 
Son of George Bissell — Sanford. 
D' of Nathanael Hubbard— Florella. 
Son of John Carver — Harvey 
IK of Charles Waterman— Emilly. 
Amy Dewey, adult. 
Son of Elizur Welles — Jared. 
Son of Nathan Strong — Theodore. 
Son of Joseph Carver — Calvin. 
D' of Samuel Porter — Edna. 
D^ of Gurdon Munssell — Lucina. 
D' of Abner Backus — Sally. 
Son of Abner Backus — Erastus. 
Son of Abner Backus — Abner. 
Son of Abner Backus — Silas. 
Son of Mape Warner — Ashbel. 
D*" of John Marshell — Sussa. 
Son of Levi Loomis — Silas. 
Son of Samuel Porter — Orin. 
Son Craft Goodrich — Chauncy. 
D*^ of Samuel Howard— Emilia. 
Son of Elijah Hammond — Julius Strong. 
Son of Appleton Hollister — Alva. 
D' of Eliphalet Case— Julia. 
Son of Eliphalet Case — William Henry. 
D"" of Eliphalet Case — Lovina. 
Son of Eliphalet Case— Asa Hutchens. 
D*" of Jacob Fox — Sophia. 
Son of Isaac Birge — Alford. 

284 Beeordt of the Ohurch in Bolton j Conn. [J11I7, 

IK of James Chi^pnuui — Olive. 

IK of Thomas Rmge — Lodema. 

Son of Asa Welles— Ward. 

Son of Judah Strong — Horace. 

IK of Nathanael Hubbard — Lannu 

IK of Nathan Marshell— Sarah. 

IK of John MarsheU— Elisa. 

IK of George Bissell — Lois. 

Son of Elisha Andms — Aaron. 

Son of Richard Skinner — Richard. 

Son of Levi Loomis — LevL 

IK of Aaron Farmer — Phebe. 

IK of John Carver — Eunice. 

Son of Charles Waterman — Benjamin. 

Son of Thomas Webster — Mardn Bliss. 

IK of Ichabod M. Warner — Martha. 

Son of Simeon Spencer — Simeon Allonson. 

Son of James Crocker — Harvey. 

Hannah Bowen, adult 

IK of Lemuel Hammond — Emilia. 

IK of Asa Bingham — Amy. 

IK of Nathan Strong — Mille. 

Son of Joshua Huchens — Calvin. 

Son of Samuel Porter — ^Allen. 

IK of Appleton Hollistcr^ — Anna. 

D' of Lidia Loomis — Harriet. 

IK of John Coleman, J' — Sophia. 

Son of Nathanael McKee — Dudley. 

D*^ of Nathan Marshell — Olive. 

D' of Eliphalet Case — Laura. 

D' of Judah Strong — Rachel. 

Son of Asa Welles — George. 

IK of Samuel Howard — Julia. 

Son of Elizur Welles — Joseph. 

Son of Joseph Carver — Samuel Daggitt 

D*^ of Isaac Birge — Alithea. 

Talitha Griswold, adult. 

Son of Mape Warner — Ichabod. 

Son of Jacob Fox— Jacob. 

Son of .James Chapman — Calvin. 

IK of Samuel Moulton — Cloe. 

IK of Samuel Moulton— Sally. 

Son of Samuel Moulton — Howard. 

D' of Samuel Moulton — Marietta. 

Son of Samuel Moulton — Samuel. 

Son of Craft Goodrich — Eli Cone. 

IK of Levi Loomis — Tirzah. 

Son of Joseph Tucker^ — Harre. 

Son of Amasa Bridges — Araasa. 

jy of Amasa Bridges — Sophia. 

Son of Richard Skinner — Harvey. 

IK of Charles Waterman — Mary. 

IK of Samuel Porter— Octa. 

IK of James Crocker — Mary. 





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1901.] Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. 285 

1802 Feb. 14 Son of Amos Cone— Henry. 
D' of Amasa Bridges — Perse (?) 
Son of Zenas Skinner — Zenns Bliss. 
D' of Nathan Marshell — Lidia. 
Son of John Carver J' — Stephen. 
Son of Judah Strong — Julius. 
Son of George Hammond — George Judd. 
Son of Joshua Hutchens — William. ■ 
D' of Chester Hammond — Anna Maria. 
Asenath, W. of J. Fowler. 
Son of James Fowler 2'* — Roderic 
D' of James Fowler — Harlow. 
IK of Crafts Goodrich — Betsey. 
IK of Elislia Andrus — Caroline. 
IK of Thomas Ringe — Mary. 
IK of Asa Welles— Patte. 

1803 April 3 IK of Appleton Hollister — Lucina. 
Son of Samuel Howard — Walter. 
IK of Isaac Birge — Julia. 
D' of Mape Warner— Sally. 
Son of Thomas \Vhite — Edwin Ham**. 
Son of Major Jared Cone — Chauncy. 
Wife of Israel Strong — Betsey. 
Son of Luther Sage — Alfred Ranne. 
D' of Josiah Tucker — Arta. 
D' of Amos Cone — Adeline Cornele. 
D' of James Fowler — Asenath. 
Son of Charles Waterman — Ezra Kilbom. 
Son of Eleazer M^Cray — Edwin. 
Son of Samuel Porter — Asa Bingham. 
D' of George Hammond — Emma Statira. 
Son of Nath^ Hubbard — Denison. 

1804 May 6 D' of Zebulon Howard— Mary. 
IK of Abner Bingham — Sophia. 
D' of Israel Strong — Betsey. 
D' of Judah Strong — Martha. 
D' of Jared Cone — Caroline Wales. 
D' of Appleton Hollister — Rachel. 
IK of John Carver J' — Sophia. 
Son of Chester Hammond — Charles Goodrich. 
Son of Nathan Marshell — Amos. 
IK of Amasa Bridges — Aurelia. 
Son of James Chapman, Somers — Harvey. 
D' of Levi Loomis — Emaline. 
Son of John Howard — John Loomis. 
D' of Asa Welles— Luce Talcott. 

1805 April 7 D' of Luther Sage — Anna. 
Son of Cloe Moulton — Josiah. 
D*" of Mape Warner — Maria. 
Son of Josiah Tucker — Dwight. 
D' of Nathan Strong— Julia White. 
IK of Eleazer M^^Cray— Sally. 
D' of Charles Waterman — Laura. 































































286 Records of the Church in Bolton ^ Otmn. [Juljf 

IK of Daniel Haskins — Mary. 

Son of Eben' Strong — Ebenezer £lon. 

jy of Eben' Strong — Mary Emerline. 

Son of Thomas Ringe — Julius. 

IK of Cap* Isaac Birge — Aurelia. 

IK of Lieu* Richard Skinner— Phila Thrall. 

D'^ of Israel Strong — Olive. 

IK 1 Ruth. 

Son EL'. 

IK Vof EliasDarte Tirzah. 

Son I William. 

Son J Luther. 

IK of George Hammond — Eliza. 

Son of Samuel Howard — Anson. 

Son of Nath^ Hubbard — Denizon. 

D' of Amasa Bridges — Aurelia. 

Son of Judah Strong — George. 

Son of Amos Cone — Lucius. 

D' of Wid^ Relict of Nath" Marshell— Eunice. 

D' of Zebulon Howard — Caroline. 

Son of Abner Bingham — Francis Wilson. 

IK of Elijah Talcott— Wealthy. 

D*" of Chester Hammond — Laura Francis. 

Son of Thomas White — Elizur Talcott. 

Sou of Levi Ix)omis — Harvy. 

D"" of John Howard J*" — Alithea. 

Son of Joshua Hutchens — Murcius. 

Anna Baily, adult (ly of Jabez White). 

Betsy Cooke, adult — also D"" of J. White. 

Son of Josiah Tucker — Dudly Stimpson. 

Son of Elias Darte — Sylvester. 

IK of Mape Warner — ♦Jerusha Carter. 

D^ of Israel Strong — Laura. 

Son of James Fowler — Koderic Fairbanks. 

D*" of Shubael Waterman — Edna Juliana. 

Son of George Hammond — Lemuel Olmstead. 

Son of Ebenezer Strong — Willard Paterson. 

Son of Asa Welles — Hart Loomis. 

IK of Daniel Haskins — Eliza. 

Son of Tliomas Webster (on account of his Wife) 

Royal Anson. 
Son of John Ruggles & Wife Sabery(?) — Samuel. 
Son of Appleton Hollister. 
D^ of Cap^ Isaac Birge — Mary Ann. 
Son of Nathan Strong — Nathan Ilalsey. 
Sou of Thomas White — Horrace Freeman. 
Sally, IK of Abner Bingham. 
Polly Thrall, D*" of Amasa Bridges. 
Son of Amos Cone — Edwin. 
Son of Chester Hammond — William Chester. 
Baptised the twins of Elijah Talcott. 
Son of Elias Darte named Horace. 
Son of Levi Lewis — Flavel. 





















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Son of Charles Waterman — Charles Hide. 
Son of Mape Warner — William Talcott. 

1809 March 24 Son of Doctor M^Cray— William. 
Son of Zebulon Howard — Julius Bright. 
Son of Shubael Waterman-^ Daniel Brewster. 
Son of John Howard Jun' — Ellard Talcott 
£zra Driggs, adult. 

Son of Joshua Hutchens — Ransal Newton. 
D' of Zenas Skinner — Amelia Amadon. 
Son of Israel Strong — Chester Brainard. 
Son of Ezra Driggs — Benjamin Ruggles. 
D' of Ezra Driggs — Elizabeth Adelm. 

1810 May 6 D' of Judah Strong & Jerusha Strong — Jerijah. 
Son of Mape Warner — Francis. 
D' of James Fowler — Hannah. 
D' of Nathan Strong— Vma. 
Son of Josiah Tucker — Erasmus Gillet. 
D' of Abner Bingham — Clarissa. 
Son of Elias Dart— Alfred. 
Jy of Levi Loomis — Tirzah. 
Son of Eleazer M^'Cray — William. 

1811 May 5 Son of Cap* Isaac Birge — Lazel. 
Son of Appleton Hollister — Samuel Carver. 
Laura, \y of Zebulon Howard. 
Alburt, Son of John Ruggles. 
Alford, Son of Ezra Driggs. 
Elmor Day, Son of Ebenezer Strong, J'. 
Ephraim Hubbard, Son of Josiah Tucker. 
Louisa Medcalf , IK of S. Alvord, Esq'. 
Phebe Alvord W. of Saul Alvord Esq'. 
Polly Thrall, D' of Amasa Bridges. 
William Gardner, Son of Judah Strong. 

1812 Feb 24 Dolly Maria, D' of Thomas White. 
Ilubbel Buel, Son of Saul Alvord, Esq'. 
Julianis, D. of Levi Loomis, Babtizcd by M' Tyler. 
Sally Kingsbury, Dau of Nathaniel Hubard Jun'— 

Baptized by M' Stuart, 
[illegible] D' of Abner Bingham — Babtized by M* 
Francis, Son of John Howard, Jun'. 
Elmira Dauter of Levi Loomis. 
William, Son of Ezra Driggs. 

[illegible] Son of Ebenezer Strong, Ju'. 
Martin, Son of Martin Alvord. 

On the Testimony of Mrs. Betsey Strong, the wid. of 
Israel Strong, the following Records are entered here : 

Jeremiah Wolcott, son of Betsey Strong, Baptised 
in the autumn of 1814. 

Caroline Sophia, daughter of Betsey Strong, Bap- 
tised by the Rev. P. Parmelee in Jan. 1822. 

Hosea Luman, son of Betsey Strong, Baptised by 
Rev. Marshfield Steele early in the year 1814. 
[To be continued.] 








































288 Descendants of Dea, Zachary Fitch. [July, 



By Hon. Ezka S. Steabns, A. M. 

It is the province of this genealogy, in the Register, to present a con- 
densed record of the descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch. The space assigned 
for these articles will not admit an extended notice of individuals, but dates, 
residence and general facts will be presented, to clearly identify the several 
persons named. 

In the Register, Vol. xlvi., p. 323, is found the will of Thomas Fitch 
of Bocking, Essex, England. He married Anne Reve, Aug. 6, 1611, and 
died in Bocking, 1632 or early in the following year. He names sons, 
Thomas, John, James, Samuel, and Joseph, who came to New England, 
and also names other children, Nathaniel, Jeremy, Mary, Anna and Sarah. 
The first bequest provides for the oldest son Thomas, lx)rn 1612, died in 
Conn., 1 704. The second bequest, " To my son and his heirs the messuage in 
Bocking, late of Richard Usher, deceased," &c., possibly designates a son 
whose name is unintentionally omitted. It remains, however, to be proved 
that Dea. Zachary Fitch of Reading was a son of Thomas Fitch of Bocking. 
The date of the birth of Dea. Zachary Fitch, and of his older sons, is not 
recorded, but the age of some of his grand-children suggests that possibly 
Dea. Zachary Fitch was a few years too old to be admitted among the chil- 
dren of Thomas Fitch of Bocking. 

1. Zaciiakv^ Fitch, the emigrant ancestor, of one branch of the Fitch 
Families of New England, came to Lynn about 1033. It is under- 
stood that he lived in Lynn a few years, and settled about 1640 
in the South Parish of Reading, now AVakefield, where he lived 
until his death. The boundary lines of Lynn and other early towns 
were not clearly defined — Zachary Fitch with others received grants 
of land from Lynn which fell within the town of Reading when that 
town was organizetl. It is probable that he occupied the land in 
Reading, now Wakefield, a few years earlier than the date assumed 
by Eaton's History of Reading. He was admitted freeman in 1638. 
lie was an original member of the Church of Reading, and a Deacon 
from 10-15 until he died; and a selec^tman, 1649, '51, '61. In the 
records of Reading he is frequently named, and in the colonial 
papers of his time the good character of the man is fully confirmed. 
A facsimile of his autograph is found in the Rkcjister, Vol. 
xxxiii, page 61, and other autographs are found m original papers. 
He wrote the name Zachrie, and his contemporaries frecpiently wrote 
it Zachary and Zachery, but the name of his son and of many of his 
descendants has taken the full form of Zachariah. The name of his 
wife was ^lary, but a record of the marriage has not been found. 
It is certain that he was married about the time he emigrated to Amer* 
ica, and, so far as known, the marriage could have been consummated 
in P^.ngland or immediately after liis arrival in America. He died 
in Reading, June 9, 1662. His will is dated March 18, 1662. To 
his sons Benjamin, Joseph and Samuel, who were farmers remain- 
ing in Reading, he devised lands in Reading ; and to his sons Jere- 














1901.] Descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch. 289 

miah, Thomas and John he gave money. It is known that Jeremiah 
and Thomas were merchants in Boston, and as thb is the only men- 
tion we have of John, it is presumed from the character of the be- 
quest that he had removed from Reading, and possibly was engaged 
in business. In naming the children of Zachary and Mary Fitch, 
the order of age is not fully known. 
Children : 

Thomas,' m. Martha Fisk. 

Jeremiah, m. Esther . 

Benjamin, m. Elizabeth Skerry. 
Sarah, m. John Weston. 
Joseph, b. 1634 ; m. Hannah Sweetser. 

Samuel, b. March 6, 1644-5 ; m. Sarah Lane, 
vlii. Zacharuh, d. June 20, 1647. 

2. Thomas' Fitch, son of Dea. Zachary^, removed to Boston at an 

early age. He married about 1654, Martha Fisk, only dau. David 
and Sarah (Smith) Fisk of Watertown. He is styled cordwainer, 
but he owned houses and stores in Boston. He was a constable 
1663, and sealer of leather 1670. He died 1678. Administration 
of his estate was committed to the Widow Martha. The inventory 
includes one negro man. 
Children : 

1. Martha,' b. Nov. 9, 1656. 

8. ii. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1657-8; m. Thomas Hunt, 
ill. Elizabeth, b. 1659 ; died yonng. 

9. iv. Sarah, b. June 14, 1661 ; in. Thomas Warren. 
V. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1664. 

10. Tl. Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1668-9 ; m. Ablel Danforth. 

3. Jeremiah^ Fitch, son of Dea. Zachary^, settled in Boston. Ho 

was a glover, and prosperous. He was clerk of the market, and 
frequently named in Boston records. I do not find a record of his 
first marriage — her name was Esther. She died Sept. 14, 1656. He 
m. second, in Weymouth, Feb. 25, 1657, Sarah Chubbuck, b. 1638, 
dau. of Thomas Chubbuck of Hingham. He m. third, Sept. 5, 
1689, Martha Messinger, widow of John Messinger of Boston. He 
d. May 3, 1692. She d. March 14, 1703. 
Children : 

i. MARY^ b. March 1, 1652-3. 

il. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 5, 1658-9 ; d. young. 

ill. Zachariah, b. Feb. 19, 1660-1 ; d. Aug. 13, 1661. 

Iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 5, 1662 ; d. Jan. 14, 1662-3. 

V. Sarah, b. Feb. 21. 1663-4. 

Ti. Deborah, b. June 27, 1665; m. Joseph Belknap, b. Jan. 26, 1657-8, 

son of Joseph. She d. April 20, 1687. Three children. 

tH. Abigail, b. Aug. 5, 1666. 

vlll. Jeremiah, b. Sept. 1, 1667. 

ix. Rebecca, b. Feb. 19, 1668-9; m. Jan. 21, 1702, William Tedman. 

X. Esther, b. Sept. 29, 1670. 

xi. Eleanor, b. Aug. 20, 1676. 

4. Benjamin* FiTcn, son of Dea. ZacharyS m. Feb. 27, 1665-6, 

Elizabeth Skerry. Eaton's Ilist of Reading names Elizabeth Storey 
as the wife of Benjamin Fitch, but town records assert the name 
Elizabeth Skerry. In his will, 1 694, Francis Skerry, Essex County, 
names his cousin Elizabeth Fitch, wife of Benjamin Fitch, and her 
TOL. LV. 20 

290 Descendants o/Dea. Zaehary Fiieh. [Juljy 

three daughters. Ben janiiii Fitch was a fanner in Beading, a deacon, 
selectman many jears, and his name is frequently fonnd in the rec- 
ords. Elizabeth, his wife, d. Ang. 17, 1697. He m. seocmd, Mary 

. He d. March 12, 171 2-3. In his will he provides for his 

wife Mary, and names three daughters, Bridget Po<de^ Elisabeth 
Brown, deceased, and Mary Bryant 
Children : 

1. Zachariah,' b. Nov. 24, 1666; d. April 16, 1684. 

11. n. Bridokt, b. Nov. 1, 1669; m. Jonathan Poole. 

12. ill. BuzABETH, b. March 27, 1671-2 ; m. John Brown. 
18. iv. Mary, b. April 2, 1678 ; m. Thomas Bryant. 

5. John' Weston, b. in England, 1681 , came to Salem 1644> and settled 

in Reading, now Wakefield, 1652. He was prosperous, and the 
possessor of several tracts of valuable land. He m. April 18, 1653, 
Sarah' Fitch, dau. of Dea. Zachary^ This is the earliest mar- 
riage recorded in Beading. He d. about 1728, aged over 90 yekrs. 
Children : 

i. John,' b. Ang. 17, 1655 ; d. yoang. 

ii. Sasau, b. Jaly 15, 1656. 

ill. Mary, b. May 25, 1659. 

iv. John, b. March 9, 1661; m. 1684, Mary Bryant, b. 1666, dan. of 

Abraham and Mary (Kendall) Bryant. Lived in Beading. 
V. Elizabbth, b. Feb. 7, 1662. 
vi. Samuel, b. April 16, 1665. Lived in Reading, 
vii. Stephbn, b. Dec. 8, 1667 ; m. Sarah Townsend.] Lived in Beading, 
viii. Thomas, b. Nov. 20, 1670. Lived in Reading. 

6. Joseph* Fitch, son of Dea. Zachary^, b. 1634; m. July 2, 1661, 

Hannah Sweetser, b. 1639, dau. of Seth and Bethiah Sweetser of 
Charlestown. He was a prosperous farmer in Reading. He d. 
1694. Shed. Nov. 5, 1073. 
Children : 

i. Hannah', b. March 8, 16C1-2 ; d. March 25, 1662. 

14. ii. Joseph, b. Feb. 26, 1662-3 ; m. Ann Kibbe. 
ill. Hannah, b. Nov. 28, 1664. 

15. iv. Benja^hn, b. July 14, 1667; m. Mary Hett. 

7. Samuel* Fitch, son of Dea. Zachary^ b. March 6, 1644-5. He 

was a farmer in Reading. A facsimile of his si^ature is found in 
the Registkr, Vol. ii., page 234. He m. April 23, 1673, Sarah 
Lane, dau. of Job Lane of Maiden and Billerica. She d. Oct. 2, 
1679. lie m. second, July 26, 1681, Rebecca Merriam. He d. 
1684. His widow Rebecca m. Aug. 19, 1685, Joseph Dustin. In 
his will he commits his only surviving child, Samuel, to the care of 
Robert Avery, who married a sister of his first wife. 
Children : 

16. 1. Samuel,' b. March 4, 1673-4; m. Elizabeth Walker, 
ii. Zachariah, b. Feb. 25, 1674-5; d. March 8, 1674-5. 
lil. Job, b. Oct. 27, 1676; d. Nov. 7, 1676. 

iv. Sarah, d. Oct. 2, 1679. 

V. Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1679; d. May 21. 1680. 

8. Thomas Hunt, b. 1652 ; m. Mary' Fitch, dau, of Thomas* Fitch. 

He was a brush-maker of Boston. The family is named in will of 
her brother, Hon. Thomas Fitch. She d. Aug. 22, 1703. He m. 
second, Sept 12, 1704, Mary (Manning) Francis. He d. 1734. 

1901.] Descendants o/JDea. Zachary Fitch. 291 

Thomas and Mary (Fitch) Hunt were the parents of ten children. 

1. Thomas, b. Aug. 21, 1681 ; d. young. 

M. Mary. b. Oct. 7, 1683 ; d. April 11, 1690. 

111. Thomas, b. March 15, 1686. 

Iv. Priscilla, b. April 1 1, 1688. 

T. Mary, b. Oct. 11, 1690. 

vl. Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1692; m. Oct. 11, 1716, Robert Watts. 

Tii. Joanna, b. March 29, 1696; d. young. 

Till. Martha, b. Jan. 26, 1696-7; d. Dec. 22, 1718. 

ix. Jabez, b. April 5, 1698 ; ra. Hannah Brown. She d. Sept. 21, 1748 ; 

he d. Dec. 22, 1762. Obituary In Evening Post. 

X. Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1700; died young. 

9. Thomas Wakren, m. Dec. 14, 1694, Sarah* Fitch, dan. of Thomas.* 
They lived in Boston, and she was named in the will of her brother, 
Hon. Thomas Fitch. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, b. March 8, 1696-7. 
U. Thomas, b. June 11, 1699. 

10. Thomas' Fitch, son of Thomas,* b. in Boston, Feb. 5, 1668-9. 

The limits of this article will not admit a sketch of one of the most 
prominent men of his time. The reports of the Record Commis- 
sioners, in which he receives frequent and honorable mention, will 
supply many details. He was a selectman 1702-1705, declining 
after an election in 1706. He was a representative, a magistrate 
and a councillor, and in the military service he was a colonel. He 
was a merchant, and acquired great wealth. A volume of business 
letters, copied for reference and transcribed by himself, is now in the 
custody of this Society. Beside valuable real estate in Boston, his 
estate included 2,200 acres in Lunenburg, 2,346 acres in Dunstable, 
and nearly equal tracts in Townsend, and several other towns 
recently organized. He owned a part of the Common north of 
Boylston street, which fell by inheritance to the Oliver family. His 
will is dated July 19, 1735. At this date all his children, except 
Martha Allen, were deceased ; but his daughter, Mary Oliver, was 
represented by a son, Andrew Oliver, Jr. He made a bequest to the 
poor of Boston, and bequeathed £300 to Harvard College " for the 
education of scholars of good capacity for the work of the ministry." 

He m. April 12, 1694, Abiel Danforth, baptized Jan. 31, 1674-5, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary (Wilson) Danforth of Roxbury. 
He d. June 23, 1736. His widow m. Oct. 19, 1741, Hon. John 
Osbom who, after her decease, m. Dec. 12, 1745, Sarah Hutchinson. 

Children : 

Mary,* b. April 21, 1695; d. March 11, 1695. 

TuoMAS, b. Sept. 21, 1697; d. Dec. 8, 1713. 

Samukl, b. Aug. 81, 1703; d. Sept. 10, 1703. 

Mautha, b. Sept. 25, 1704; m. July 29, 1725, James Allen. 

Mary, b. Aug. 28, 1706; m. lion. Andrew Oliver. 

John, b. Oct. 19, 1709; m. Martha Stoddard. 

11. Jonathan Poole, b. Feb. 28, 1667, son of Capt. Jonathan and 

Judith Poole, m. Dec. 3, 1691, Bridget" Fitch, daughter of Dea. 
Benjamin.^ He lived on the paternal homestead, and was a 
magistrate, selectman and an active citizen of Reading. He d. May 
28, 1723 ; she d. May 2, 1723. 









292 DescendanU ofDea. Zachary Fitch. [Juljf 

Children : 

i. JoNATnAN, b. Sept. 14, 1692; m. April 16, 1714, Esther Flsgg of Wo- 

bum. He d. Feb. 8, 1755. 
ii. Bbnjamin, b. April 7, 1694; m. 1715, Bethiah Mansfield of Lynn. He 

m. second, Dec. 17, 1728, Mehitable Gibson of Boston. He d. Dec 

17 1782 
ill. Zacoariah, b. April 25, 1696 ; d. May 15, 1698. 
iv. EuzABBTH, b. March 28, 1698 ; m. Noy. 24, 1720, Nicholas Belknap of 

Y. Samuel, b. April 10, 1700; m. Dec. 11, 1729, Bebecca Williams of 

Lynn. He d. May 8, 1752. 
y1. William, b. Feb. 24, 1702 ; prob. d. yoong. 
Yii. Zacharl^lh, b. March 25, 1708 ; m. Sept. 18, 1730, Bebecca Wade of 

Medford. He d. Feb. 20, 1776. 
Yiii. Mart, b. Jane 80, 1711; m. Nov. 80, 1781, Ephraim Weston, b. 1700, 

SOD of Thomas Weston and grandson of John and Sarah (Fitch) 

Weston (5). She d. Jane 5, 1787. 
ix. Judith, b. April 29, 1714; d. Sept. 8, 1714. 
X. Bridget, b. abont 1719. 

12. John Brown of Beading, m. May 29, 1694, Elizabeth* Fitch, dan. 
of Dea. Benjamin* Fitch. She d. Aug. 12, 1696. No children 
recorded, and probably there was no living issue. 

18. Thomas Bryant, b. April 6, 1674, son of Abraham and Mary (Ken- 
dall) Bryant, m. Dec 10, 1696, Mary* Fitch, b. April 2, 1668, dao. 
of Dea. Benjamin* Fitch. They lived in Beading. 
Children : 

1. Elizabetu, b. Aug. 9, 1697; d. young, 

il. Thomas, b. Aug. 29, 1698; d, young, 

iil. Thomas, b. Nov. 14, 1700. 

Iv. Elizabkth, b. Feb. 2, 1702. 

V. Mary, b. April 20, 1706. 

vi. John, b. Aug. 19, 1707. 

14. Joseph* Fitch, b. Feb. 26, 1662-3, son of Joseph,^ was a farmer 

of Reading. He m. June 29, 1688, Ann Kibbe. He d. Jan. 9, 
1695 ; and she m. second, May 28, 1700, John Dix, b. 1659, son of 
Balph Dix of Ipswich and Reading. 

Children of Joseph and Ann (Kibbe) Fitch : 

1. Joseph,* b. Sept. 8, 1689; d. Nov. 10, 1694. 

il. Anna, b. Aug. 14, 1690; d. June 29, 1697. 

19. ill. Zachariah, b. Feb. 24, 1693-4; m. Abigail Davison. 

20. iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 4, 1695-6 ; m. Margaret Clark. 

15. Benjamin' Fitch, b. July 14, 1667, son of Joseph,* removed to Bos- 

ton, where he was prosperous in business and a citizen of good re- 
pute. In 1720, Dublin, a negro servant of Benjamin Fitch, married 
a servant of Rev. William Cooper, and in his will, to the dower of 
his wife, he adds Dinah, a negro. He m. March 2, 1693, Mary 
Hett He d. Dec 14, 1739. She d. 1748. 
Children : 

i. Brnjamik,^ b. Jan. 13, 1693-4; d. Jan. 5, 1702-3. 

il. Eliphalet. b. Oct. 29, 1696; d. Jan. 21, 1702-3. 

ill. Mary, b. May 28, 1698 ; m. Aug. 8, 1717, Samuel Greenwood. They 
had sons Samuel and Benjamin. 

21. iv. Joseph, b. July 30, 1700; marriage intention to Phebc Gross. 
V. A>^N, b. May 6, 1704; d. July 30, 1705. 

22. vi. BS2YJAMIN, b. Sept. 25, 1706 ; m. Jerusha Boylston. 

1901.] Descendants o/Dea. Zachary Fitch. 293 

16. Samuel* Fitch, b. March 4, 1673-4, was son of Samuel.^ In addi- 

tion to the estate of his father, he received from his maternal grand- 
father, Job Lane, one-fourth of the Winthrop farm, upon which he 
settled at the time of his marriage. (See Hazen's Billerica, and 
Brown's Bedford.) This farm was in Billerica, and in the incorpor- 
ation of Bedford, 1729, it was included in the new town. His chil- 
dren were bom in Billerica, but those who remained upon the 
paternal acres were residents of Bedford. He was a soldier in the 
Indian War, 1706 ; and many of his sons and grandsons were soldiers 
in the French and Indian War or in the Revolution. He was town 
clerk and selectman, and through life an intelligent useful citizen. 
He m. March 20, 1695, Elizabeth Walker, b. Feb. 13, 1677-8, 
dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Wjman) Walker of Billerica. She d. 
Nov. 26, 1716. Seven of her eight children survived her. He m. 
second, 1717, Eunice Taylor, b. in Concord, Dec. 22, 1678, dau. of 
John and Eunice (Wooley) Taylor. He d. April 4, 1742. The 
widow Eunice d. Aug. 27, 1767. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Sarah,* b, Dec. 26, 1696; d. Feb. 4, 1696-7. 

23. 11. Sarah, b. May 4, 1698; m. Aug. 26, 1727, Richard Hickson of 


24. ill. Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1699-1700. 
26. Iv. Joseph, b. Oct. 2, 1702. 

26. V. Benjamin, b. July 80, 1705. 

27. vi. John, b. Feb. 12, 1707-8. 

28. Tii. Jeremiah. 

29. Till. Zachariah, b. Feb. 13, 1712-13. 

Child by second wife : 

Ix. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1718; m. Dec. 11, 1735, Joseph Mead, b. 
1712, son of Stephen and Ruth (Taylor) Mead. They lived upon 
the Mead homestead in Bedford. 

17. Andrew Oliver, b. March 28, 1706, son of Daniel and Elizabeth 

(Belcher) Oliver, H. U. 1724, m. June 29, 1728, Mary* Fitch, dau. 
of Hon. Thomas.' His mother was a sister of Gov, Belcher. He 
was Lieut. Governor, and an agent under the Stamp Act She d. 
Nov. 26, 1732. He m. second, Dec 19, 1734, Mary Sanford, a sister 
of the wife of Gov. Thomas Hutchinson. Andrew Oliver, a son 
of Andrew and Mary (Fitch) Oliver, an heir to the estate of his 
maternal grand-father, m. Mary Lynde. 

18. John* Fitch, b. Oct. 19, 1709, son of Hon. Thomas,^ m. March 30, 

1732, Martha Stoddard, daughter of Andrew and Martha (Belcher) 
Stoddard. Grov. Belcher was her maternal uncle. He died, iine 
prole, previous to July 19, 1735. 

19. Zachariah* Fitch, b. in Reading, Feb. 24, 1693-4, was son of 

Joseph.' He was early a leather dresser, and subsequently engaged 
in mercantile pursuits. He was active in business, and accumulated 
a fair estate. He was prominent in town affairs, and acquired tracts 
of land in several of the new townships. As the guardian of James 
Kibbe, an insane person, perhaps a maternal uncle, he disposed of a 
tract of land in Lunenburg belonging to his ward. He m., 1718, 
Abigail Davison, dau. of Major Daniel Davison of Newbury. He 
d. previous to 1746. Oil portraits of Zachariah and Abigail (Davison) 

291 Descendants o/Dea. 2inchary Fitch. [Jiilyf 

Fitchy now in the possesdon of the &anilj of the late Franou Shel- 
don of Fitchbnrg, were once m the custody of their dawhter Anna, 
who m. Nathaniel Sheldon, the great grand parents of FrttDciB Shel- 

Children : 

i. Zachariah*, b. March 9, 1719-20. 

ii. Maby, b. Aug. 29, 1721 ; living and unmarried, 1746. 

lii. Abigail, b. Sept. 6. 1728. 

iv. Jacob, b. Sept. 8, 1725 ; m. Aug. 8, 1746, Eleanor Stayner. 

V. Benjamin, b. Feb. 9, 1727-8. 

80. Yi. Anna, b. March 20, 1729-80; m. Nathaniel Sheldon, 

yii. EuzABBTH, b. Jan. 81, 1731-2; m. 1760, Samuel Gorrod. 

20. Joseph^ Fitch, b. in Reading, Feb. 4, 1695-6, .was son of Joseph.' 

In his infancy his widowed mother married John Dix of Reading. 
He came to Boston in his youth, under the patronage of an older 
brother, and was admitted to membership in Brattle Street Church, 
June 5, 1715. He was prosperous in business, and an active useful 
citizen. He was one of the Prince subscribers, and his name is fre- 
quently met in the records of Boston. He m. in Boston, Jan. 15, 
1718-9, Margaret Clark, b. April 4, 1697, dau. of Timothy and 
Sarah (Sprogue) Clark. She d. Aug. 23, 1748 ; and he m. second, 
April 6, 1749, Mehitable (Gibson) Poole, dau. of Benjamin and 
Mehitable (Austin) Gibson of Boston, and widow of Benjamin Poole 
of Reading. At the time of his second marriage, Joseph Fitch re- 
moved t(J Reading, where he d. March 16, 1754. In his will, dated 
March 2, 1754, wituosssed at Reading, he is styled " Joseph Fitch late 
of Boston." His widow m. third, Samuel Bancroft, b. 1693, son of 
Dea. Thomas and Sarah (Poole) Bancroft. 

Children : 
i. Margaret*, b. Dec. 6, 1719 ; d. May 9, 1722. 

31. 11. Joseph, b. Au*r. 21, 1721; m. Anue Waldo. 

32. ill. Margaret, b. March 14, 1722; m. William Downe. 
iv. Prudence, b. Aug. 18, 1724; d. Aug. 22, 1734. 

33. V. TmoTUY, b. Oct. 23, 1725; ni. Abigail Donahue. 

vi. TuoMAs, b. Jan. 12, 172G; d. Feb. 26, 1764— headstone in Reading. 

84. vii. Jonas, b. June 1, 1728; m. Mary Harrod. 
vlli. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 10, 1729; d. May 26, 1730. 

85. ix. Sarah, b. May 8, 1731 ; m. Thomas Dutton. 
X. John, b. Oct. 2, 1733; d. Jan. 4, 1739. 

xi. Prudence, b. March 5, 1734-6; d. young, 
xli. Hannah, b. Oct. 9, 1736. 
xiil. Jonathan, b. March 1737-8; d. June 21, 1738. 
xiv. Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1739; d. Feb. 16, 1739-40. 

21. Joseph* Fitch, b. July 30, 1700, was son of Benjamin.* His mar- 

riage intention to Phebe Gross was recorded Oct. 1, 1729. The 
marriage was not consummated. IIo d. Oct. 10, 1729. Phebe 
Gross, b. 1C95, was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Cutt) Pen- 
hallow, and a grand-daughter of Gov. John Cutt of New Hamp- 
shire. She married first, Thomas Gross of Boston ; and married 
second, Oct. 10, 1734, Leonard Vassiil, b. in Jamaica, 1C78, son of 
John and Ann (Lewis) Vassal. He d. June 20, 1737. She m. 
third, Feb. 11, 1738-9, Thomas Graves, H. U. 1703. He d. June 
19, 1747; and she m. fourth, March 21, 1749-50, Francis Borland, 
whom she survived, and died April 3, 1775. 
(To be continued.) 

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By Hon. Russell Smith Taft, LL.D. 

James Barrett, A.M., LL.D., was the son of Martin and 
Dorcas (Patterson) Barrett. He was a descendant of James 
Barrett who was in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1643. The 
line of descent is as follows: James,* James,' Jonathan,' bom 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1678, Jonathan,^ bom Maiden, Mas- 
sachusetts, 1699, Benjamin,* born Framingham, Massachusetts, 
October 25, 1726, James,* bom Killingly, Connecticut, February 
17, 1761, Martin,' bom Stafford, Connecticut, August 26, 1784, 

Dorcas (Patterson) Barrett was bom October 26, 1788, of an- 
cestry who came from Londonderry, Ireland, to Londonderry, New 

Martin,' the father of James, was a prominent citizen of Straf- 
ford, Vermont, and was five times elected to represent that town in 
the State Legislature, two elections being the number usually given 
representatives, and twice he represented the town in Constitutional 

James Barrett, the subject of this sketch, was born in Strafford, 
Vermont, May 31, 1814, and in his youth learned the trade of a 
clothier and carder. He attended the common schools, pursued the 
collegiate preparatory course at the academies in Montpelier and 
Randolph, Vermont, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1838. 
He delivered the Master's oration at the commencement at that in- 
stitution in 1841, when the Master's degree was conferred upon 
faim by his alma mater. He was given the degree of LL.D. by 
Middlebury College, in 1865. The year after graduation he studied 
law with James Crocker, in Buffalo, New York, completing his 
studies at Woodstock with Charles Marsh, the leader at that time 
of the Vermont Bar, and was admitted as an attorney in Windsor 
County at the December term, 1840. 

He began practicing as a partner of his late preceptor, and so 
continued until 1843, when he became partner of Jacob Collamer. 
In January, 1848, he removed to Boston, and remained there for 
more than a year, when regard for the health of his family caused 
his return to Woodstock; and soon after, the noted law firm of 
Tracy, Converse & Barrett was formed, which continued until the 
election of the junior member of the firm, in the fall of 1857, as 
Judge of the Supreme Court. No other law firm ever existed in 
Vermont so well equipped for the practice of their profession as this. 

At the annual elections in 1844 and 1845, he was elected a state 
senator. At the first election he was thirty years of age — a con- 
stitutional requirement — and in the sixty-five years of the Senate's 

296 Hon. James Barrett. i^^Jf 

existence but three others have been elected so young. At the 
session in 1845, he was president pro tern, of the Senate and chair- 
man of the judiciary committee. In 1852, when the Supreme 
Court was composed of three members only, he was strongly sup- 
ported for a judgeship. At the election in 1857, in the general 
assembly composed of two hundred and seventy members, he was 
elected by thirty-eight majority over two other candidates, Mr. 
Merrill, and Mr. T. P. Redfield, who later became an honored 
member of the court. At the elections in 1854 and 1855, he was 
chosen by the people State's Attorney for Windsor County. 

He was president of the Dartmouth Alumni Association, suc- 
ceeding Chief Justice Chase, of the Vermont Bar association, of the 
Phi Beta Kappa of Dartmouth, and vice-president of the Vermont 
Historical Society. He became a member of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society in 1889, was immediately elected its 
vice-president for Vermont, and held that office until the time of 
his death. 

He read before the Vermont Historical Society biographical 
sketches of Jacob Collamer and Charles Marsh, delivered orations 
at Diurtmouth, Norwich University, and Middlebury College, and 
gave many other addresses and orations during the sixty years of 
his active life. In his professional and judicial life he did more 
service than almost any other man in the state ; was engaged as 
counsel before judges who were elected as early as 1822, and 
before most of those elected after that until his judicial life began 
in 1857. He was well known throughout the commonwealth, 
and was everywhere esteemed for his knowledge of the law, his 
acute but stubborn intellect, and upright character. For sixty 
years he was a prominent figure in the courts of this state. In the 
trial of causes at nisi prius^ his manner was curt yet comprehen- 
sive ; by some he was regarded as imperious and commanding, but 
this arose from the fact that he had no patience with an unlearned 
attorney, and his criticisms, being uttered in plain, forcible, and 
expressive language, gave him a dictatorial air not at all relished 
by the victim smarting under the lash. His rulings in such trials 
were made with greater reference to wliat he thought the law ought 
to be, than to what it had actually been declared to be in the re- 
ports. While he paid due deference to his associates, his language 
concerning them would sometimes bring a smile to the faces of the 
bar. He had presided at a trial in which his rulings were reversed 
by the supreme court. Upon the second trial, the counsel read 
from the opinion of the court criticising the rulings upon the first 
trial, after which the Judge inquired in his nonchalant manner, 
"Does any one expect me to be governed by such twaddle as that? " 
His manner of expression was forcible, and sometimes gave an 
added zest to the proceedings. A defeated litigant petitioned the 
supreme court for a new trial upon the ground that he was surprised 

1901.] Mw York Settlers from New England. 297 

at the first trial by the perjury of his adversary. The petition was 
dismissed, the court speaking by Ross, J., simply stated that the 
petition was not sustained. Whereupon Judge Barrett remarked 
that Bro. Boss was not feeling well that morning, and was unac- 
quainted with the parties, and could not do the case justice. He 
wished to add that the court were satisfied that the party did commit 
perjury, the rankest kind of perjury, that the allegations in the 
petition in that respect were fully sustained by the most irrefragable 
proof, but that the petitioner or any one else was surprised by it, or 
that he ought to expect anything else than perjury, to be believed, 
must be told to some one not so well acquainted with the parties as 
he was. Indeed had the petitioner alleged that he was surprised 
that his adversary did speak the truth, did not commit perjury, his 
surprise would have been fully justified. 

In trials before him, the cases did not drift with the tide, and it 
is safe to say that the cx>urt, not the counsel, had control. One thing 
is certain, whoever heard him in the court room had no doubt what 
Judge Barrett thought about any principle of law he was stating. 
He was one of the strong men in the Supreme Court of Vermont, 
a worthy colleague of Peck, Poland, Aldis, and Wheeler. His 
rulings were pointed, clear, and sharp. He was a great scholar, 
classical as well as legal ; one of the most learned and able judges 
that ever graced the bench of the state court. After he retired 
from the bench, he removed to Butland, where his son, James 
Crocker, a promising member of the profession, was in practice. 
He died in Butland, April 21, 1900, as he was nearing the close of 
his 86th year. 

Judge Barrett married, September 23, 1844, Maria Lord Wood- 
worth of South Coventry, Connecticut, who survives him, with four 
children : Elizabeth Hubbard, wife of Lewis W. Hicks of Hart- 
ford, Connecticut ; Bush Palmer Barrett of Butland ; John Arnold 
Barrett of New York; and Bev. Samuel Allen Barrett of Gilbert- 
yille, Massachusetts. 



By Walter Kendall Watkins, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

Mathrr's Magna lt a states that between thirty and forty families in 
Lynn, Mass., came over to Long Island and settled. Other Lynn people, 
who had settled on Cape Cod, came to Long Island later. The following 
notes include many of these, hut do not include them all, as much has 
already heen printed in histories of Southampton, Southold, and Long Is- 
land in general. 

298 New York SeUlersfrom Ntw England. [July, 

Au interesting incident that appetn to bear on one town on Long Island 
seems worthy of mention : 

A document, endorsed in the handwriting of Lord Keeper Carentry, 
'*this letter was set up on the church of Hamsted (Hempstead) in do. 
Hertford, and delivered by Mr. Sanders of the Star Chamber," is on file in 
the Public Record Office, London. It is addressed '' Midiael Mean-well to 
Mathew Mark-well at hb house in Muse-much parish." The date is 1 628. 

This pseudonymous letter sets forth why the writer and some others have 
resolved to go to New £ngland. The grounds stated are, dislike of choich 
ceremonies, of the regimen and government of the Established Chorch, 
and of some points of doctrine defended by authority. 

The author argues that ceremonies which have no express warrant in the 
word of Grod cannot be used in 6od*s worship without sin. He appeals to 
the works of Cartwright, Penry and Knox * * * In doctrine, he objecta 
to the assertions that God's predestination proceeded upon foreknowledge 
of good and evil ; that Christ died for all men, that all children baptized are 
saved, that a man may fall away from grace, and that our Sabbath is not a 
divine institution. 

The most singular part of this letter is that it b dated from " Little- 
worth." There is a parish of tliat name in Berks. Also a locality called 
Little worth End, two miles from Bedford, the scene of the labors of John 
Bun van, who, as a singular coincidence, was bom in 1628. The address on 
the letter, however, is a pseudonym, but, curiously, it was to be adopted in 
the future as the name of a locality in the >4cinity of Hempstead, Long 
Island. Hempstead was bought of the natives by Rev. Robert Fordham 
and Mr. John Carman in HJ43, and thev obtained a patent from Gov. 
Ki'.-ft, 10 Nov., 1644. (N. Y. l)ee«ls, iii. 100.) Of Fonlham little is knoAvn, 
but he seems to have been a Puritan preacher who has escaped the notice 
of historians of nonconformity. The Fonlham family were numerous in 
Herts at that time. lie came to New England about 1630, and was at 
Canihri<lge a short time, and at Sudhnr}', ^lass., in 1640. In 1642, Loch- 
ford speaks of him as a minister out of office. He sold his lands in Sud- 
bury in 1643, and his name appears first in the patent for tlie town of 
Henip>tead, Long Island. Josiah Stanborough, in writing from South- 
ampton, 4 April, 16o0, to John Winthrop, Jr., says that "Southampton 
will be to strait for Mr. Fordham's friendes." He had an imbecile son 
John, who died in 1683. 

An airreement made 26 Nov., 1674, between Joseph Fonlham and his 
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fonlliam, on one i>art, and Mr. Jonah Fordham, 
by his a;L:ent Edward Ilowell. and al^ Edward Howell and wife Mary, on 
the otht-r part, res])ecting John Fordham and Mrs. Hannah Clark, dau^diter 
of Rol>ert Fordham, deceaiied, makes the said Joseph and his mother ex- 
ecutors, and divides the estate among all the abovenamed heirs. 

27 Nov., 1674, Capt. John Howell, age 4>i, saith four days b«.?fore Rob- 
ert Fordham died, Ix'ing sent for, he went into ^Ir. Fordham's new room, 
where he lay sick on his bed — Mrs. Katherine, wife of Rev. Thomas James, 
asked who should have his house and lands, he answered,? Jose])h. She 
asked what his son Jonah (Rev. Jonah Fordham, Harvard 1658) should 
have, he answered ** a small matter twenty pounds.** She remarked it 
was indeed a small matter. Mr. Fonlham answered " he was a rebellious 
son and he had given him many a twenty pounds, and he was not bound to 
give to rebellious children. By the agreement, however, he received £100, 
of the living stock, books bequeathed in his father's life time^ 50 acres of 

1901.] ITeu> York Settlers from Ifew England. 299 

land formerly laid out to Mr. Robert Fordham, lying against the mill path, 
between the Town and Hollow, conmionly called LiUletvorth, and £50. of 
commonage, also 4^ acres of land in Little Plain, and one home lot of 3 
acres which Mr. Robert Fordham bought of Mr. Browne. 

10 Nov., 1684. On receipt of a letter from Richard Kirby in regard to 
the death of Thomas Hopkins, his two sons in Providence, to whom the 
letter was addressed, wrote to the selectmen of Oyster Bay, of plantation 
called Littleworth, asking them to appoint Ephraim Carpenter and William 
Thomcraft to look after the matter of the estate for them, etc. (Austin, p. 

Joseph Alsop, aged 14, came to Boston in 1635, in the *' Elizabeth and 
Ann," from London, and went to New Haven, where he took the oath of 
fidelity in 1644, and shortly after married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of 
William Preston, and had amongst others, Daniel, b. 13 Aug., 1667, who 
went to Southold, L. I., where he died, 2 Jan., 1698. 

Thomas Armitage came in the "James" from Bristol in 1635, with 
Mr. Richard Mather. He was at Lynn, a freeman at Plymouth, 6 Mch., 
1636-7, then at Sandwich as deputy, 1639. He had a grant of land at 
Stamford, Conn., 1641, and later settled at Oyster Bay, Long Island. 

Manasseh Armitage was a graduate of Ilarvard College in 1660, of 
whom Mr. Savage says, " who gladly would I find some, the minutest story 
of, as date of birth or who was his father or anything else," etc. 

Sibley's Harvard Graduates states that Manasseh was son of Thomas 
above mentioned (Register xlL, 83). As recent works have not acknow- 
ledged these facts, I present the following document to confirm them : 

" Whereas I, Thomas Armitage, now of Oyster Bay, of perfect health 
and memory, and so have been of a long time nor have been deprived of 
sense or reason whereby I should have made over my estate by deed or 
will to my son Manasses, now in Cambridge College, only to be allowed 
by him a maintenance for life. If any such shall appear, they are forged 
and false. He has fraudulently taken from mo several bills, bonds and 
writings, to convert them to his own use. I desire all persons not to pay 
him any debt due me, lest they pay in their own damage." Then follows 
testimony, 3 June, 1C59 — "Robert Ashman said nine years back he was 
bound for James Pine to Thomas Armitage his father-in-law, for £30 which 
he intended to give his son Manasses, so that his wife should not have his 
estate and deprive his son. * ♦ * Armitage said, * I have now married a 
young wife and may have other children, and therefore may have need of 
that myself, to be at my own disposing, that Manasses has taken away.' 

William Smith said nine years ago, Armitage proffered me cattle to keep 
for the use of Manasses and that at the end of eleven years I should return 
the cattle and profit. * * * 

Elizabeth, wife of Jeremy Wood saith that about seven years past, 
Martha, the late wife of Thomas, being at my house, she told me that Mr. 
Wood and Mr. Moore, were at her house and were about making a deed of 
gift from her husband to her son-in-law." (Hempstead Records, A, 155- 

300 New York Settlers from New England. [July, 

Whereas, William Arms, late an inhabitant of Old Pequaton, in Vir- 
ginia, who after he had been visiting his uncle, on his return to Virginia 
by land, was detained for some time in their Majestie's service, and at the 
house of Mr. W". Merritt at the Freshwater, in New York, died intestate, 
letters of administration are granted to his uncle, Mr. Edward Taylor, 
Minister of the Gospel at Westfield, Mass., 16 Oct., 1691. 

WiLLiA3i Betts, aged twenty, came over in the ** Thomas and John,** 
Hiehard Lombard, master, which sailed from Gravesend, 6 Jan., 1635. Ho 
was a dish-turner, and joined Rev. John Lothrop*s church, 25 Oct., 1635. 
He married 23 Nov., 1638, Alice, a maid of Thomas £nsign. At Barn- 
stable he had baptized : 

Hannah, 26 Jan., 1639-40. 

Samuel, 5 Feb., 1642-3. 

Hope or Hopestill, 16 March, 1644-5. 
He appears on the list of those able to bear arms in 1643. He aoqoired 
land in Dorchester, which he sold 9 March, 1651, to Sampson Mason. He 
is credited, 2 Nov., 1652, one shilling for making " stoppills " for the great 
guns at Dorchester. Afterward he removed to New York. William Betts 
of Yonkers plantation. New Orange, leaves to wife Alice house, &c, during 
life, and after her decease to son Samuel. Also to Samuel a house lot in 
Westchester. To son Hopestill one-third lands in Yonkers ; to son John 
another third, and he to live with his mother and manage farm ; also to 
daughter Mehitable Tippetts. Will dated 12 Feb., 1673, proved 2 Jan., 

Richard Betts, who was in Ipswich, Mass., in 1648, is said to have 
come from Ilemel-Hempstead, Herts, Eng. lie removed to Newtown, 
L. I., in lOoG, and died there 18 Nov., 1713, aged 100. By wife Joanna 
he had : Richard, Thomas, Joanna who married .John Saidder, Mary who 
married Joseph Swasey, jMartha who marri(;d Philip Ketchum, Elizabeth 
wife of Joseph Sackett, and Sarah, wife of Edward Hunt. 

Richard Bisuop of Salem, freeman 1042, died in 1G75. His will men- 
tions sons Thomas, Richard, Nathaniel, and a son at Long Island. The 
last was John Bishop of Southampton, L. I., who files a power of attorney- 

Nathaniel Bishop of East Hampton, L. I., leaves to son Daniel all land 
except OJ acres at Indian Well Plain, which is given to son Nathaniel. 
One quarter of the cattle to wife, and after death to James Hand's children, 
testator's grandchildiren. Will dated 5 JNIay, proved 20 Oct., 1685. 

Thomas Bowne, l)orn 1595, at Matlock, Derbyshire, came to Boston 
about 1G48, with son John and daughter Dorothy. 7 Jan., 1649, John 
says in his journal, ** I entered Mr. Phillips service " (William Phillips, 
vintner and inn-holder at Charlestown). Oct. 24, IGoO, "we came abord 
the shifip Charles at Nantaskett, that day I parted w*'^ my deare father at 
boston, the 25^ day my sister Dorothy come al>ord at Nantasket to take her 
leave of me," &c. John Bowne, born 1G27, married (1) 7 May, 1656, 
Hannah Feake, daughter of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Fones, and 
widow of (1) Henry Winthrop, and (2) Robert Feake of Watertown. In 
16G»3, John Bowne was banished to Holland, but was allowed to return. 
He lived at Flushing, L. I., from 1650 till his death in 1G95, having had 
numerous children. 

William Bound or Bowne was a freeman at Salem in 1 G37, and by wife 
Ann had: James, Andrew and Philip. He married (2) 12 July, 1669, 

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Mary Hayerlad. He was excommunicated in 1642 for opposing infant 
baptism. A William Bowne was granted a planter's lot at Gravesend, L. 
I., 12 March, 1646. 

John Concklin, from Nottinghamshire, England, had a grant of land at 
Salem in 1640, as did Ananias Conclyne. He was at Southold, L. I., in 
1655, and died there about 1666. His son, Capt. John, bom in England, 
died at Southold, 6 Apr., 1 694, and was buried there at the age of 64. His 
will mentions his two sons, John and Joseph, and daughters, Sarah wife of 
John Laughton, Mary, Anna and Elizabeth ; and brother Jacob. He had 
married Sarah, widow of William Salmon of Southold. Salmon left six 
children, four by a wife Katherine, and two by Sarah. Katherine had 
formerly been wife of Matthew Sunderland, agent of James Farrett, deputy 
to the Earl of Stirling. 

John Cooper, aged 41, and wife Wilbroe, aged 42, with children, Mary 
aged 13, John 10, Thomas 7, and Martha 5, came in the ^'Hopeweir' in 
1635, from Olney, Bucks, England. He settled at Lynn, and was made a 
freeman 8 Dec, 1636. He was one of the purchasers of the Indians for 
the settlement of Southampton, L. I. He married a second wife, Sarah, 
who was granted letters of administration, he having died intestate, 8 July, 
1677. An appraisal of his estate, 8 March, 1677-8, gives land at North 
Sea, £50 ; in Division at Meacocks, £60 ; the dose in the Great Plain, 
£40; several parcels at Shinecocks Plain, £40; 150 acres at Southold, 
£40 ; house and home lot, £380 ; commonage, £380. 

Simon Cooper of Newport, a physician, married 20 Jan., 1664, Mary 
Tucker of Shelter Island, and had : Robert, b. 10 Oct, 1664; Joseph, b. 4 
Feb., 1667 ; IVIary, b. 20 July, 1669 ; and Simon, b. 1 April, 1672. Simon 
Cooper of Oyster Bay, Queens Co., L. I., chirurgeon, being weak of body 
but of sound mind leaves to son Robert 40 shillings. To son-in-law, Edward 
White, a share of meadow. To wife Mary residue for life, and then to son 
Simon Cooper, he to pay his sister, Mary White, £20, and £10 to grand- 
son Simon, and to grandchild Mary White, £10. Will is dated 27 May, 
1690. With the will is an affidavit before two justices of Burlington, West 
Jersey, that the parties were present and saw Simon Cooper sign his will. 
(See Austin's " Gen. Diet, of Rhode Island.") 

Richard Ellison of Braintree, had there, by wife Thomasine : Richard, 
b. 7 April, 1642; Mary, b. 15 Aug., 1646; Hannah, b. 24 July, 1648; 
John, b. 26 Aug., 1650 ; Sarah, b. 10 June, 1652 ; Thomasine, b. 1 March, 
1655 ; Experience, b. 6 April, 1657. 

On 2 Jan., 1665-6, there was a petition for letters of administration on 
the estate of Lawrence Ellison of Hempstead, L. I., by his sons Richard, 
Thomas and John. The father had been at Windsor in 1643. 

In 1683, Richard Ellison, sen'., of Hempstead, leaves to his wife Tami- 
8on the residue of his estate for life, and then to his sons Richard and 
Thomas, and daughter Rachel. To his son John he gave 150 acres, &c., 
and to son-in-law, Joshua Janock, 10 acres in lieu of a cow long since dead. 

Edmund Farrinoton, one of Rev. William Worcester's parishioners, 
from Olney, Bucks, England, came in the " Hopewell," 1634, from London, 
at the age of 47. His wife Elizabeth was 49, and children Sarah 14, 
Matthew 12, John 11, and Elizabeth 8. He was one of the early settlers 
on Long Island, in 1640, and located at Flushing. 1 July, 1675, his widow 

302 JTew York 8ettler$from New England. [July, 

was confirmed as executrix. 24 June, 1678, Dorothy, widow, and execDtzix 
of the will of Edmund Farrington, late of Flushing, havmg died intestate^ 
and her eldest son, John Farrington, making application, letters of adminis- 
tration were granted him. This would seem to show that Edmund had two 
sons named John, one by wife Elizabeth who, according to Savage, died in 
Lynn, 2 May, 1666, and one by Dorothy, which latter may hare been the 
John, a soldier in King Philip's war. 

Dorothy, the widow, was the daughter of Thomas Bowne who came to 
Boston m 1649, and whose son, John Bowne, settled at Flushing, L. L 

Rev. Peter Hobart, bapt. at Hingham, England, 13 Oct., 1604, edu- 
cated at Magdalen College, Oxford, B.A. 1625, M.A. 1629, came to Charlee- 
town, Mass., in June, 1635. His wife was Rebecca, daughter of Peter 
Ibrook, and their eldest son Joshua, bom in 1628, graduated at Harrard in 
1650. Joshua went to Barbadoes in 1655, and the next year visited Lon- 
don. He was ordained at Southold, L. I., 7 Oct., 1674, where he continued 
nearly 45 years, till his death, 28 Feb., 1716. He married (1) Margareti 
daughter of William Vassall, and (2) Mary Rainsford of Boston. His sons 
were Daniel, Peter and John ; a daughter, Irene, married Ebenezer Way, 
formerly of Hartfonl, who died at Southold, L. I., 6 June, 1739. 

Josiah, a brother of Rev. Joshua Hobart, was a selectman of Hingham, 
1662, 1667, 1668, and was at Long Island in 1678. He was captain at East 
Hampton in 1683, and sheriff 1696, and died there in 1711. A daughter, 
Margaret, married Nathaniel Sylvester of East Hampton and Shelter Island, 
and they had : Nathaniel, Briuley and Margaret. 

Barnabas IIorton, baker, was of Hampton in 1640, and sold land at 
Ipswich, 12 March, 1641. He was at Southold, 1662, and died in 1681. 
In his will he mentions, eldest son Joseph, second son Benjamin, eldest 
daughter Hannah Trevalle, Joseph, son of daughter Sarah Conckling, third 
daughter Mary Budd, third son Caleb, fourth son Joshua, fifth son Jonathan, 
youngest daughter Mercy Youngs, and wife Mary executrix. Proved at 
Southampton, 18 Nov., 1681. 

In 1660, a deed from Capt. John Scott to Thomas Hutchinson, late 
of Lynn, grants land 20 miles west of Southampton, L. I., with privileges 
claimed by Scott from Wyandank, sachem, and Weacham his son. 

Hutchinson resided at Southold, and had: Thomas, Matthias, Samuel 
and perhaps Beujamin. 

John Jenner of Dorchester went to Stratford, Conn. He married 
Alice, the only child of Robert Pigg of New Haven, who in his will, in 
16G0, gave his estate to Thomas Jenner, his daughter s son and other chil- 
dren. Jolm Jenners removed to Brookhaven alias Seatalcutt, Long Island, 
and in his will, dated 7 March, 1674, proved at Southold, 5 June, 1679, 
leaves to wife Alice the use of house during life. His three sons, Thomas, 
John and Joseph, to share equally after her death. Legacies to daughters 
Elizabeth, and Mary wife of William Satterly of Setalcot His rights he 
had in the plantation of Stratford he leaves to his wife and son John. 

Thomas Josseltn, husbandman, age 43, with wife Rebecca, 43, and 
children, Rebecca 18, Dorothy 11, Nathaniel 8, Elizabeth 6, Mary 1, came 
in the "Increase," from London, in 1635, and was among the grantees of 
Sudbury in 1640. He was at Hingham in 1637, and a selectman in 1645. 

He removed to Lancaster, where he signed the civil compact in 1654, and 

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8 Jan., 1661, was aged 69. His widow married (2) William Kerlej. His 
will names sons Abraham and Nathaniel, and daughters, Rebecca wife of 
Thomas Nichols, Mary wife of Roger Sunmer, and Elizabeth wife of Ed- 
ward Yeamans. 

Abraham Josselyn had baptized at Hingham, 8 April, 1649, Abraham ; 
15 Dec., 1650, Philip, who died in Boston 2 Aug., 1652. In Boston, 
Nathaniel was bom, 4 July, 1660 ; and in Lancaster, Joseph, 26 July, 1663; 
and Mary, 14 Dec., 1666. He also had Henry, Rebecca and Thomas. 
Abraham, the father, died in 1670. His widow, Beatrice, married 1 6 Nov., 
1671, Benjamin Bosworth of Hull, and she died in Boston in Jan., 1712, 
aged 88. 

In regard to Abraham Joslin, the following is found in the Middlesex 
County, Mass., Court Files : 

1690. Whereas Abraham Joslyn dyed not long since at sea of from y* 
Coast of Virginia, in y® Ship y* Good Fame of New York, but before his 
decease made a will the w^ hath beene approu** by y* oath of Two persons 
who are witneses therevnto, wherein he disposeth of his estate in Nasha- 
wage A elsewhere in his Maj^^ Colony of the Massachusetts, vnto his wife 
A children. These presents may certifye all whom it doth conceme, that 
y* said will having beene proued as aforesaid remaines ypon Record with 
y* rest of y^ wills and Testaments of such as doe happen to dye w^in this 
the Province of his Royale Highness. 

New York, 17 April, 1670. 

The following is an abstract of his will on file in the Surrogate's office, 
in the city of New York : 

Abraham Jossling, Nashua, '< Being very sick," leaves to wife one house 
in Nashaway, with land thereto belonging. To eldest son Abraham, " one 
farm that Goodman Kittle lives on." <^ And Good wife I would not have 
yon remane where you are with any of my children, but my desire is that 
my children may be put out to Trades where they are." Leaves to son • 
Henry 20 shillings, '' and I desire him to be kind to his brothers, and to 
take one of them to himself e to leame his trade, as he hath promised me." 

Dated March 16, 1699. Witnesses, Christopher Spencer, Thomas Spicer. 

** Whereas, Abraham Jossling dyed not long since at sea, off from ye coast 
of Virginia, in ye shipp ye Good Fame, of New York," the will having 
been proved is confLrmed, April 7, 1670. (See Reqisteb. Vol. 1, p. 56 ; 
iL, 306;xl., 290). 

Henry Josselyn settled at Scituate, and died at Hanover, 30 Oct, 1730 ; 
and Joseph Josselyn settled at Bridgewater ; and from these are descended 
those of the name in Plymouth County. 

Richard Kirbt of Lynn, removed in 1637 to Sandwich, and by wife 
Jane had : Increase and Abigail, who died ; and the wife Jane was buried 
23 March, 1649-50. He was imprisoned as a Quaker in 1658. He married 
(2) Patience Gifford, and had, at Dartmouth : Sarah, b. 1667 ; Temperance, 
b. 1670; John, b. 1673; and Robert, b. 1675. He married (3), 2 Nov., 
1678, Abigail Rowland of Dartmouth. He took the oath of fidelity at 
Dartmouth in 1684. Shortly after, he went to Littleworth or Oyster Bay, 
Long Island, where he married (4) widow Elisabeth Hopkins, from Rhode 

[To be continued.] 

304 Andrew Cunningham of Bonton. [July» 




By Henrt Winchester Cunningham, A.B. 

1. Andrew^ Cunningham was without doubt a Scotch emigrant, and 

the founder of the family in 
Boston, though the writer has 
never been able to find out the 
exact date of his arriyal, nor 
from whence he came. 

The earliest mention of his name is in 1684, upon the records of the 
Scots Charitable Society of Boston, which was in that year revived ; and at 
the beginning of the Rules or By-Laws adopted Oct. 25, 1684, and which 
he and others signed, it is expressly stated, " Wee are this day convined 
being Scottsmen and the sons of Scotts-men Inhabitants of Bostone." At 
the meeting of the Society held 4th Feb., 1695, we find him chosen as one 
of the key keepers of the box containing the funds of the Society. 

ffis occupation was that of a glazier, and this trade was followed by at 
least two of his sons and some of his grandsons. 

In the Town Riite made 6 June, 1687, under Precinct No. 6, is found 
the name of " Amlrew Cuningham, Glassier," and he is put down as having 
seven acres of laud, and his tax amounted to 2 sh. 3 d. His name is also 
found in the list of inhabitants in Precinct No. 6 in 1688, 16i)l and 1695. 
(See Boston Rec. Com. Report, I, pages 89, 117, 141, 154 and 160.) 

At the Town Meeting held March 13, 1692-3, **iVndreu Cunican" is 
chosen to a small town position, and from this spelling the pronunciation 
of the name at that time may be inferred. (See Rec. Com. Report, 7, 
page 213.) 

In Foote's History of Kmg s Chapel (1882), Vol. I., pages 109 and 119, 
is found, "The Christmas Services in 1695 seem to have aroused the old 
antagonism again, as the Record of that date reads * pd. for mending win- 
dous to Coningham 18 sh.* " ; and to show that he was still occupied with 
his trade as late as 1719, there is found in SewalFs Diary, vol. 3, page 235, 
a reference to a similar service performed after certain lawless persons had 
broken windows in Judge SewalJ's house. 

In 1696, Andrew Ctumingham signed a petition of "Sundry Inhabitants 
of Boston," asking for the repeal of the stringent building laws of 1692. 
(See Register, vol. 16, p. 86.) At the Town Meeting held 14 May, 1705, 
"Andrew Cunnigham is chosen to Serve as Constable for the ye^r en- 
sueing in the room of William Briggs, s'* Cunningham pleading a lameness 
in his Armes is by ye vote of the Town Excused from Sd Service." (Rec 
Com. Report, 8, page 34.) 

In the great lire of 2 Oct., 1711, which destroyed the Town House, First 
Church, and so many buildings in the centre of the town, he must have 
been burned out or suffered some loss, for on the records of the Scots 
Charitable Society is found, **Isov. 6, 1711 at a full quarterly meeting both 
of the Inhabitants and several gentlemen contributing, upon consideration 

1 901 . ] Andrew Cunningham of Boston. 305 

of the Great Loss that several members of the Society has sustained in the 
late, awfull desolation by fire, it was voted, nemine contra dicentey that 
♦ * ♦ Andrew Canninghame shall be paid by the Treasurer ten pounds 
out of the said Society's Box." 

It is not known where he lived during the early part of his residence in 
Boston, but on Feb. 1, 1711, he bought land on the northerly side of Summer 
St., between Marlborough St. and Bishop's Alley. (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 
26, p. 105), and here he built a warehouse and possibly a dwelling ; but in 
1713 he sold the property. On April 15, 1713, he bought for £410. the 
house and land upon the south-easterly side of Newbury St., later num- 
bered 88 and 90 upon that street, and next to the comer of Essex St. 
(Lib. 26, p. 102.) Here he lived to the end of his days, and the estate 
passed to his son, and was divided among the heirs of the latter ; and the 
larger part of it belongs today to the estate of a descendant, Aaron Charles 
Baldwin (H. U. 1844), never having passed out of the family. 

Andrew^ Cunningham married, probably in the latter part of the year 
1685, Sarah Gibson, who was born in Boston, Feb. 5, 1665-6, and was 
the eldest daughter of William Gibson, a Scotchman who had been many 
years in Boston, and of his first wife Sarah Purchase. 

They had nine children, whose births are in the Boston Records : 

I. Sarah*, b. Sept. 6, 1686. 

ii. Andrew, b. Nov. 29, 1688. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1690; m. Nehemiah Loring, May 5, 1709. 

2. Iv. Andrew, b. Aug. 19, 1692. 

3. V. William, b. Nov. 17, 1694. 

4. vi. David, b. Sept. 17, 1697. 
vii. James, b. Feb. 15, 1698-9. 

vlll. SAR.iH, b. Sept. 16, 1700; m. William Scott, March 17, 1718. 
ix. John, b. March 26, 1702. 

The family undoubtedly attended the First Church, as there are 
one or two records of baptisms found there. 

The writer has never determined the date of the death of Andrew 
the father, or Sarah the mother. From real estate transactions, we 
know that the latter was alive on April 18, 1713, and presume that 
she must have died before Feb. 4, 1731, for on this latter date An- 
drew transfers his homestead on Newbury St. to his son William, 
who, with his wife, mortgages the same back to the father Andrew, 
the condition being that they should maintain and support him dur- 
ing the rest of his life. (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 45, pp. 92 and 102.) 

On Dec. 8, 1743, the son William made another transaction in this 
property, and it is supposed that his father was no longer living at 
that time. 

As his property had thus been given to his children during his 
life, no administration of his estate is upon record. 

There is in the Suffolk County Probate Records the will of an 
Andrew Cunningham who died in 1735, but he was probably some 
stray mariner, and had no connection with this family. 

The signature at the head of this article was taken from a bond 
given to the Suffolk Probate Court, in the administration of the 
estate of George Thomson, 1700. (See Records of Scots Chari- 
table Society, for Feb., 1717.) 
VOL. LV. 21 

306 Andrew Cunningham of Boston. [July* 


Andrew' Cukninoham (Andrew^) was bom in Boston, 17 August, 

1692, and died there, 27 April, 
1752, and was buried in the Gran- 
ary Burying-Ground. 

He was a glazier like his father, 
. . though in some instances called 

^^^ Lf/ merdiant, and in the latter part 

^^ " '^ of his life " gentleman." 

He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillerj Co. in 1720, and 
in 1724 was fourth sergeant of the Co. At a town meeting held 11 
March, 1722-3, he was chosen one of the Constables of Boston, and 
sworn. (Roc. Com. Report, 8, page 168.) 

At a meeting of the Justices, Selectmen and others at the Council 
Chamber on 31 Jan., 1723-4, it was agreed to make the annual 
visitation of the town on 14 Feb., and among those who thus acted 
is found, in Precinct No. 6, "Andrew Cunningham, Const" (Rec. 
Com. Report, 13, page 123.) Again in the year 1745-6, and in 
the following year, he is one of those making the visitAtion, the 
first year in ward eight and the second in ward nine, and in each 
of these instances he is called " Capt" (Rec. Com. Report, 17, 
pages 129, 153.) He was chosen one of the tax collectors of Bos- 
ton for the years 1745, 1746 and 1747 (Rec. Com. Report, 14, 
pages 71, 89, 114), and in April, 1745, we find that he appeared 
before the Selectmen and " offered for his security Jacob Wendell 
and John Hunt, Esq", who were accepted." (Rec. Com. Report, 
17, p. 108.) 

One of bis purchases of real estate was 14 March, 1727-8, when 
he Iwiight of Nicholas Davis and Peter Luce land on Cornliill next 
to the corner of School St., twenty-<iight feet front by tifty-eight feet 
deep. (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 42, page 31.) This estate, for which 
he paid £463, was the northerly half of the land on the other half 
of which stands the "Old Corner Book Store,'* and in this brick 
house lived the purchaser, and after him his sons Andrew and John, 
and his grandson John. Upon the death of tlie latter, who was un- 
married, in 1822, the estate passed to his sister Susanna Lambert, 
and was held by her heirs till Nov., 1898. (See Suffolk Deeds, 
Lib. 2507, page 401.) The old house remained in substantially its 
original form till the dose of the year 1900, when a new front 
was put in the building. 

Andrew^ Cunningham was married 25 March, 1714, by Rev. Ben- 
jamin Wadsworth, to Mary, daughter of Richard and Abigail 
Cheever of Boston. (See Cheevcr Family, Register, vol. 36, page 
310.) She died some time after 2 Oct., 1719, and on 5 May, 1722, 
he married second, Mary Hirst, who survived him. She died 14 
July, 1774, aged 85, and was buried beside him in the Granary 

His will, dated 22 Dec, 1749, from which his signature is repro- 
duced, mentions wife Mary, and children Mary, Andrew, Sarah and 

Children : 

I. Abigail^ b. 6 July, 1715; d. young. 

II. Mary, b. 2 March, 1717-8; m. 26 Feb.» 1738, Jonathan Greenleaf of 

Bostou, and had three children : 1. Sarah, wife of Thomas Lynde 

1901.] Andrew Cunningham of Boston, 307 

of Worcester. 2. Mary, wife of Henry Davidson of Boston. 

3. , wife of Clough of Boston; parents of Andrew Can- 

ningham Cloasrh. 
6. lii. Andrew, b. 2 Oct., 1719. 

iv. John. b. 3 March, 1722-3 ; d. young. 

V. John, b. 5 Dec, 1724; d. young. 

vl. Sarah, b. 13, Oct., 1726; m. 24 Nov., 1749, Daniel Eveleth of Boston; 

d. 29 April, 1768 ; no issue, 
vli. Susanna, b. 30 Nov., 1728; d. young. 
6. viil. John, b. 8 Oct., 1731. 

The surname has become extinct in this line. 

3. William^ Cunningham {Andrew^) was born in Boston, 17 Nov., 
1694, and died there 11 Nov., 1744. 

He was in early life a glazier, and later styled "gentleman," 
and he may have been associated with a member of his wife's 
family in trade, as the History of King*s Chapel, vol. 1, page 265, 
reads, " 1718 Paid Wheeler & Cunningham, Glaziers, for mending 
the windo £5 - 9." He lived in the old homestead on Newbury 
St., near Essex St., wliich he had received from his father in 1731. 

He was married 27 Nov., 1716, by Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton, to 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Wheeler, who was son of Joseph 
and grandson of Thomas Wheeler an early settler in Boston. 

The Wheeler family lived on the comer of Newbury and Pond 
Streets, and owned land running back to Wheeler's Pond. (See 
Shurtleff's " Topographical and Historical Description of Boston," 
chapter 31.) The family worshipped at the Old South Church (See 
Hist. Catalogue of the Old South Church, pub. 1883), and Sewall 
often speaks of them in his diary. 

At the town meeting held 5 May, 1725, William Cunningham 
was chosen one of the constables, and sworn. (Rec. Com. Report, 
8, page 191.) 

He was one of the founders of Hollis Street Church, on 21 Jan., 
1730-1, and here he and many of his descendants worshipped. 

Children : 

i. William,^ b. 14 Feb., 1717-8: d. young. 

7. ii. James, b. 24 April, 1721. 

8. ill. William, b. 28 Sept., 1722. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 1724; d. young. 
V. Benjamin, b. 9 Jan., 1725-6; d. young, 
vi. John, b. 8 Feb., 1727; d. before 1744. 
vli. Elizabeth, b. 7 March, 1729; d. between 1744 and 1759. 
vlii. Sarah, b. 18 Oct., 1732; d. between 1744 and 1759. 
Ix. BBN.JAMIN, b. 14 April, 1735; d. before 1744. 
0. X. Abigail, b. 11 July, 1739. 

From the sons James' and William' come all those who still bear 
the surname in this family, as far as is known to the writer ; al- 
though there may be descendants of David,^ and possibly also of 
John," the sons of Andrew,^ though the latter son probably died 

William* Cunningham died 11 Nov., 1744, intestate; and on 3 
Dec. following, James and William, who were the only children 
then of age, executed a release to their mother of all their right and 
interest in their fjither's homestead and real estate during her widow- 
hood, and for her support and the maintenance of her three minor 
children, because of ** the great regard they have to the express com- 

308 Andrew Cunningham o/BoHan. [Jnlj* 

numdB of their Hon' Fatheor tho' not pat into writing, and also in 
their filial dntj to thdr Hon' Mother EHzabelh Cunningham, and 
in love to thdr sisters Elizabeth, Sarah and AfaigaiL" (Snffalk 
Deeds, Lib. 70, page 175.) 

The mother died 10 Maj, 1758, and in Jane, 1759, the real estate 
was divided and set off to the only heirs then living, vis. : James, 
the eldest son ; heirs of William, the son deceased ; and Abigail. 
The homestead went to James. (Snffolk Probate Records, vol. 55, 
page 100.) 6j this division was created a passaee-waj known as 
N^dle's Alley, and later as Newbary Place, and bnilt over by the 
Globe Theatre in 1866. 

4. David* Clnxingham (Andrew^) was Umi in Boston 17 Sept, 1697. 
He was married 13 Ang., 1719, by Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, to 
Sarah Chapman (Chapin?). From the Diaiy of Jeremiah Bam- 
stead (Register, voL 15, page 202) it is learned that '' 1724 Jane 
24 David Cunningham dyed in ye afternoon of a fever, about 9 days 
from his being first taken ; & buryed on ye 26^ day ; carryed on 
ye byer ; " and further in this Diary is found " 1724 Dec 11 David 
Cunningham's widow married to David Norton, ship carpentor." 
This last statement is undoubtedly wrong, and should have .been 
*' Samuel, son of David Norton,*' for the Boston records give the 
marriage, by Rev. Peter Thacher, on 11 Dec, 1724, of Sarah 
Cunningham and Samuel Norton ; and later the births of their 
children^ Samuel, William and David. 
Children : 

i. David,» b. 5 April. 1720. 
il. Sarah, b. 21 Dec, 1721. 
iii. Caleb, b. 13 Dec, 1722. 
iv. CouNELius, b. 21 Nov., 1723. 

This family entirely disappeared from Boston and vicinity, and 
there seems to be no trace of them. 

There was a Cornelius Cunningham who was a Justice of the 
Peace for Prince George County, Maryland, in Jan., 1797. (See 
Suffolk Deeds, Lib. 186, page 49.) 

'). Andrew' Ccnningham {Aridrew,* Andrew^) was bom in Boston, 2 
Oct., 1719. He was a hatter early in life, and in later years was 
called " gentleman." He never married, but lived with his father 
and brother at the homestead, 75 Comhlll. In 1733, his sister 
Mary Greenleaf and he inherited property from their grandmother, 
Abigail Cheever. He died 29 Dec, 1773, and his brother John 
administered upon his estate. 

6. John' Cunningham (Andrew* Andrew^) was born in Boston, 8 Oct., 
1731 ; and died there, 16 April, 1794. He lived in the homestead, 
75 Comhill, and was called ** shopkeeper " and " merchant." 

He married 26 April, 1757, Abigail, daughter of Robert and 
Susanna (Cheever) Rand, and widow of Peter Newgar, mariner, 
who died in 1752. She was bom 12 June, 1728, and died April, 
1802. Her mother was a sister of the Mary Cheever who was first 
wife of her husband's father, Andrew.' 
Children : 

1901.] Berwick Marriages. 309 

i. Andrew,^ b. in Boston, 12 Jan., 1768; never married ; d. in Boston, 21 
Oct., 1781. 

ii. Susanna, b. in Boston, 7 Aug., 1769; d. in Roxbury in 1830; m. 
William Lambert (Drake's »» The Town of Roxbury, etc.," pub. 1878, 
page 361), and they lived in Roxbury on the Norfolk House hill, the 
present Lambert Ave. being cut through the estate. Their mansion 
is still standing (1901). They had four daughters : 1. Hannet, m. 
William Blanchard. 2. Susanna, m. Capt. Nathaniel Dorr. 3. Char- 
lotte, m. Peter Wainwright. 4. Lucy, m. Nathaniel Fellows. 

ili. John, b. in Boston, 2 July, 1761 ; d. there 6 June, 1822. He lived in 
the homestead, 76 Cornhill, and never married. He was styled in 
directories " broker" and ** stockbroker," and had an office on State 
St. He left what was considered for those times a large estate. 

iv. Mary, b. in Boston, 25 June, 1763 ; d. there exactly one year later. 
V. Mary, b. in Boston, 14 April, 1766; d. there in 1838; m. 19 Oct., 1789, 
Edward Blanchard of Boston (Register, vol. 64, pages 317-318), and 
had nine children: 1. Sarah, b. 1792; d. 1878; m. 1823, Lot Wheel- 
wright, Jr. ; they were parents of Edward Wheelwright (H. U. 1844) , 
pres. of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 2. Caroline, b. 1802 ; 
d. 1866; m. Josiah Wheelwright; they were parents of Andrew Cun- 
ningham Wheelwright (H. U. 1847). 3. Edward, b. 1806; d. 1877; 
unmarried. There were six more children, who died young. 

The dates connected with this line (John*) are from the Cunning- 
ham-Blanchard Bible, now in the possession of Andrew C. Wheel- 

In 1776 and 1777, the State of Massachusetts ordered the select- 
men of the various towns to make a return of the inhabitants tempo- 
rarily living in their towns, and under the return of Worcester are 
found the names of Andrew and John Cunningham, of Boston. 
(See Mass. Archives, vol. 161, page 127.) They are probably 
Andrew,* the oldest son (b. 1758), and either John' the father or 
his son John, then sixteen years of age. 
[To be continued,] 


Communicated by Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, D.D., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Within a short time, the original record of marriages kept by Rev. 
Jeremiali Wise and his successors, as pastors of the Congregational church 
at South Berwick, Maine, has been sent to Rev. George Lewis, the present 
pastor of that church. It was sent by a descendant of Rev. John Thomp- 
son. It is a small book, bound in vellum, and the record begins at the top 
of the first page, without any introduction or heading. It was, doubtless, 
the continuation of a previous record, which has been lost. The first date 
ig 21 May, 1745. The marriages solemnized by Rev. Jeremiah Wise 
down to March, 1712-13, are found on the Town Records of Kittery. 
Soon after that date, the town of Berwick was set off from Kittery. Then 
appear marriages on the Berwick Town Records down to 1726, most of 
which were probably solemnized by Mr. Wise. Then no marriages appear 
in the Town Records till 1756. A Book of Records has probably been 
lost. Thus between 1726 and 1745 there is no record of marriages in 
Berwick, either in the Town or the Church Records. There is a list of 
marriages kept in the Bank at South Berwick, which is evidently a copy of 

310 Berwick Marriage: [July, 

the list kept by the paston from 1745 to 1828, and here preeented. That 
copy has a few errors. The originali have been very carefally acratinued, 
and the following list is believed to be accurate. 

Marriages solemnized bt Rev. Jeremiah Wisb, and rkoordbd 

IN Kittert. 

14 Aug. 1710 Thomas Knight db Snsanah King. 

6 Sept. 1710 £dw<^ Walker db Deliverance Gaakm. 

10 Sept. 1710 Benj* Nason Jr. db Mary Kenard. 

19 Oct. 1710 Samuel Lord db Martha Wentworth. 
26 Oct. 1710 John Fall db Judith Heaid. 

9 Feb. 1710-11 George Brawn db Mary Tidy. 

23 May 1711 Daniel Stone db Sarah Jenkms. 

30 Aug. 1711 James Grav db Martha Goodwin. 

17 Dec 1711 Jolm Hearle & Mary Beard. 

23 May 1712 Elisha Andrews & Rebecca Waymouth. 

30 April 1712 John Wainwright & Mrs. Hannah Bedford. 

13 June 1712 Joshua Remington & Elizabeth Trundy. 
2 Oct 1712 Paul Gerrish db Mrs. Mary Leighton. 

6 Nov. 1712 Moses Goodwin & Amy Goodwin. 

6 Nov. 1712 Humphrey Chadboume db Hannah Abbot. 

18 Dec. 1712 Joseph Wood db Patience Nason. 

8 Jan. 1712-13 John Bishop db Eleoner Brooks. 

14 Feb. 1712-13 Miles Tompson & Abigail Gowen. 

6 March 1712-13 Samuel Pike & Eleoner Rhoads. 

Tlie following are all the marriages that appear on the Town Records of 
Berwick up to 1726. After that date there arc no records of marriages 
till about 175C. 

9 Sept. 1713 Benjamin Green and Christian Main. 

29 Aug. 1714 Robert Knight and Susanna Lord. 

11 Oct. 1714 Thomas Bond and Williams Main. 

9 Nov. 1714 Samuel Getchel and Elizabeth Nason. 
9 Nov. 1714 Ebenezer Boltwood and Mary Turner. 

30 Dec. 1714 Mr. William Moody and Mrs. Abigail Fryer. 

17 Feb. 1714 James Gerrish and Mary Wentworth. 

12 June 1715 John Goodwin and Patience Willoby. 
10 July 1715 Richard Randel and Sarah Gore. 

22 Jan. 171G John Abbot and Martha Littlefield. 

20 Sept. 1716 Samuel Roberts and Sarah Lord. 

7 May 1717 James llearl and Martha Jackson. 

15 Dec. 1717 William Hearl Jr. and Margaret Warren. 
26 Jan. 1717 W^illiam Grant and Abigail Keimard. 

24 Feb. 1717 Peter Grant and Lydia Fost 

10 April Abraham Lord and Margaret Growen. 

19 June Samuel Allen and Jane Cook. 
22 June John Randell and Mary Chick. 

11 Dec. 1718 John Stockbridge and Jane Warren. 

18 Dec. 1718 Nathaniel Heard and Margaret Warren. 
" " " Ambrose Walker and Mary Grant 

'* " " Daniel Furbish and Anne Lord. 

" " ** Joseph Hart and Eliza Gowen. 

" " " Samuel (Lemuel ?) GrOwen and Sarah Davis. 

1901.] Berwick Marriages, 311 

3 Sept. 1719 Samuel Bracket and Sarah Emery. 

11 Aug. 1720 Moses Hubbard and Abigail Heard. 

18 Aug. 1720 Alexander Taylor and Martha Abbot. 

13 Nov. 1720 William Leighton and Sarah Hill. 

16 Nov. 1720 Nathaniel Smith and Elizabeth Stone. 

17 Jan. 1720 Joseph Kilgore and Penelope Treworgy. 
24 May 1721 Gabriel Hambleton and Judith Meads. 
28 May 1722 Valentine Scates and Hannah Stanford. 

5 Nov. 1722 John Conner and Sarah Turbet. 

G Nov. 1722 Daniel Libby and Martha Trickey. 

2 Dec. 1722 Thomas Goodwin and Elizabeth Butler. 

6 Dec. 1722 Joseph Moultonand Mary Spencer. 
9 Oct. 1723 John Harran and Joana Walcum. 

16 Jan. 1723 William More and Anne Goodwin. 

9 Feb. 1723 William Card and Patience Hubbard. 

11 Feb. 1723 William Busby and Elizabeth Knock. 

12 Feb. 1723 Joseph Woodsum and Abigail Abbot. 

18 Feb. 1723 Etherington Hearl and Hannah Goodwin. 

14 July 1724 Thomas Everett and Mary Andros. 

23 Sept. 1724 Stephen Hardison and AUie Abbot. 
" '* " Jeremiah Sabens and Mary Abbot. 

11 Nov. 1724 John White and Mary Hassum. 

3 Jan. 1724 James Evens and Leah Randell. 

28 Jan. 1724 Caleb Maddox and Elizabeth Smith. 

11 Feb. 1724 Ephraim Wentworth and Martha Grant. 
" " ** John Pearce and Mary Gubtail. 

9 March 1724 James Graut and Sarah Joy. 

18 Mch. 1724 Moses Tibbet and Mary Kye. 

29 Apr. 1725 Joseph Austin and Sarah Grant. 

1 July 1 725 Joseph Junkins and Patience Lord. 

29 Aug. 1725 Samuel Wentworth and Joanna Roberts. 

21 Oct. 1725 Simon Emery and Martha Lord. 

29 Oct. 1725 William Libby and Elizabeth Goodwin. 

17 Nov. 1725 Gideon May and Mary Stone. 

20 Jan. 1725 Anthony Early and Mehitable Allen. 

10 Jan. 1725 Job Emery and Phebe Goodwin. 

28 Feb. 1725 Jonathan Abbot and Bathsheba Bracket. 

15 Mch. 1725 John Shorey and Emmey (Amy) Hodsdon. 

20 May 1725 John Morgan and Mary Wescot. 
14 July 1726 John Rowel and Mary Wadlin. 

4 Nov, 1726 Gershom Allen and Martha Pray. 

Marriages solemnized by Rev. Jeremiah Wise. 

21 May 1745 Samuel Shackley & Amy Lord. 

30 June 1745 Thomas Westgate & Margaret Davis. 

4 July 1745 John Bracket & Miriam Thompson. 
3 Sept. 1745 Launders Grant & Amy Shory. 

24 Oct. 1745 Patrick FitzGerrald & Ann Allen. 

25 Oct. 1745 Joseph Smith & Patience Wood. 

5 Dec. 1745 Daniel Gray & Mary Walker. 

12 Dec. 1745 Skinner Stone & Judith Lord.* 

• This was daughter of Benjamin and Judith (Lord) Meads, who, after the death of 
her father and the marriajge of her mother to Gabriel Hambleton, may have lived with 
her grandparents and so have been called Judith Lord. 

312 Be rwkk MmTiages* 

N:ithan Lonl Jr* & Olive Goodin. 
1745'* [6] Gillwt Herl & Olive Flupper. 


19 Dec. 


B Jrin* 


17 July 


8 Aug, 


M Oct. 


27 Nov. 


27 Kov. 


— Jan. 


21 Jtm, 


2G Meh. 


9 Apnl 1747 
IB April 1747 

28 May 


5 June 


27 Aug. 
14 Sept. 
13 Oct 


22 Oct 


8 Nov. 


25 Nov. 


2 Dec. 


14 Jan. 


4 Feb. 


28 Feb. 


10 March 1747-8 

31 Meh. 


7 April 
27 April 
12 May 

2 June 

1748 . 



30 June 


17 Aug. 


17 Nov. 


24 Nov. 


22 Dec. 


27 Dec. 


9 Feb. : 


5 Jan. 1748 

16 MarcTi 1748-9 

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4 June 1749 

20 July 
20 July 
— Aug. 
31 Aug. 
27 Sept 
16 Nov. 

23 Nov. 


21 Dec. 

28 Dec. 

15 Feb. : 


5 April 
19 April 


G&briel Hambleton & Barab Graut. 

James M. Carvel & Abigail Coriuor. 

John Williams & EleoDor -JoDes- 

WilLiain Baker & Eli^aUth Hobbi!, 

Chark^ LoinJ & Sarah Lord. 

James Gray & Mary Hambletoji* 

John Qiiint & Himnah Slowman. 

3Ir. John Frost and Mra. Tabitha Nawell. 

Jofie]>h Hundersou & Mary Allen. 

John Whitcher & Eleanor Emtiry* 

Alexander Gray & Keziah Wsirren- 

Solomou Goodin & Abigail Hiipper- 

Benjaniin Gowlin & Sarah Herle. 

Dan id Gf>o{|tn ^ Afurtba Peirce* 

Jacob Blaisdel & Mary Peirce. 

Benjamin Hambleton db Experience Walker. 

John Woodsum & Mary Bracket 

Joseph Chadbonme & Abigail Hodsdon. 

Joshua Nason & Sarah Butler. 

Joseph Woodsam & Elizabeth Quint. 

Nicholas Lord & Ruth Hart 

Henry Goodin & Elir* Weymoth. 

Caleb Emery & Jane Frost 

Alexander Grant & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Nicholas Shapleigh & Elizabeth Plaisted. 

Nathaniel Nason & Meribah Tuthil. 

Thomas Wallingford & Abigail Hill. 

John Knight & Olive Hambleton. 

Nathan Lord tertius & Esther Perkins. 

Daniel Grant & Sarah Cleare. 

Isaac Bracket & Mary Hambleton. 

Joseph Stone & Esther Hamblen. 

Abel Moulton & Judith Gowen. 

John Andros & Miriam Emery. 

Patrick Maning & Mary Dyer. 

Mr. Bily Dudly of Exeter & Mrs. Alice Stone. 

Jonathan Howard & Patience Spencer. 

Thomas Holmes & Wid Sarah Libby. 

James Thorold & Judith Credifor. 

Jonathan Thorold & Sarah Grant. 

Humphrey Spencer & Elizabeth Early. 

Daniel Hodsden & Wid Patience Grant. 

Alexander Jillison & Margaret Nason. 

Abial Hambleton & Joanna Bolthood. 

John Gubtail & Abigail Goodin. 

Tristrum Jordan & Hannah Goodwin. 

Elijah Goodin & Abigail Martin. 

Nathan Adams & Sarah Allen. 

Philip Yeaton & Dorcas Smith. 

Jeremiah GilPatrick & Sarah Hupper. 

William Groodin & Mary Butler. 

1901,] Berwick Marriages. 313 

Jonathan Clark & Mercy Dana. 
James Bracket & Margery Lord. 
Samuel Bracket Jun. & Mehetable Ricker. 
Jonathan Abbot Jr. & Olive Lord. 
Abel Plummer & Mary Early. 
John Bragden & Sarah Abbot. 
Daniel Esties & Mary Stilling. 
Thomas Lord & Mary Wise. 
Moses Butler & Sarah Goodin. 
Samuel Roe & Olive Conner. 
Joseph Edlgore & Abigail Page. 
Mr. Jonathan Bean & Mrs. Mary Hardison. 
Daniel Emery 3rd & Sarah Shackelly. 
Moses Whitehouse & Abigail Nason. 
Darling Huntriss & Love Herl. 
Joseph Downs & Mary Maddock. 
Alexander Shapleigh & Elizabeth Goodin. 
William Plaisted & Jane Hight 
John Urine & Phebe Davis. 
William Haskell and Margaret Frost. 
Abraham Barrons & Sarah Wentworth. 
! Jabez Lord & Sarah Nason. 
Joseph Hardison & Mary Pike. 
Benjamin Ealgore & Amy Hambleton. 
John Turner Bolthood & Abigail Hambleton. 
Nicholas Cane & Sarah Jillison. 
John Blewet & Elizabeth Pray. 
Thomas Abbot 3rd «fc Abigail Abbot 
Zachariah Bragdon & Sarah Stockbridge. 
Mr. Benjamin Gerrish & Mrs. Elizabeth Hill. 
Grabriel Hambleton & Catherine MackKenny. 
Timothy Hodsdon «fe Sarah Nason. 
Joseph Lord & Prudence Hodsdon. 
Stephen Hardison & Mary Crece. 
Samuel Pray & Elizabeth Tucker. 
Zechariah Emery & Iluldah Bean. 
Israel Hodsdon & Mary Lord. 
Nathan Lord 3rd & EUzabeth Shackly. 
Thomas Groodin 3rd & Mary Hicks. 
Alexander Thompson & Abigail Shory. 
James Smith & Sarah Lord. 
John Donnel & Abigail Goodridge. 
David Sinclair & Abigail Gray. 
Solomon Abbot & Kathrine Chadbome. 
Thrustram Warren & Mary Neal. 
Ebenezer Thompson & Eunice Nason. 


South Berwick, Me. 
Reuben Goodwin <& Hannah Abbot. 
Miles Gray & Sarah Percy. 
Mr. Thomas Butler Jr. & Mrs. Bridget Gerrish. 
George Huntriss & Patience Hirl. 

24 May 
19 July 

9 Aug. 
15 Aug. 

8 Nov. 



— Nov. 


27 Dec. 


10 Jan. 


7 Feb. 


25 April 
16 May 
27 June 


27 June 


29 Oct. 


6 Dec. 


19 Jan. : 


12 March 1752 

8 April 
1 June 


18 June 


25 Aug. " 

15 or 26 Oct. 1751 

15 Nov. 


18 Dec. 


5 Jan. ] 


11 Jan. 


1 Feb. 


13 Feb. 


26 April 

1 May 

24 Mav 

13 July 
18 July 

6 Sept. 
13 Sept. 
17 Sept. 
20 Sept. 

1 Aug. 




29 July ] 
12 Aug. 


19 Dec. 


4 Feb. ] 


27 Feb. ] 


10 AprU 
18 June 


11 Aug. 



2 Sept. 
24 Nov. 



10 Mch. 


17 Mch. 


314 Berwick Marriages. t^^ff 

Nathaniel Spencer & Mary Spencer. 

Mr. James Percy & Mrs. Love Bntler. 

John Abbot & Abigail Goodwin. 

Hezekiah Jellison & Alice Abbot. 

William Nason & Abigail Wodlin. 

John Groodridge & Martha Holms. 

Mr. Jeremiah Lord & Mrs. Sarah Hambleton. 

Nathaniel Davis & Mary Grant 

John Hooper & Elizabeth Nason. 

Moses Nason & Olive Davis. 

Panl Libby & Meribah Lord. 

Elisha Hearl & Keziah Hooper. 

Samuel Roe Jr. db Elizabeth Hearl. 

John Abbot Jr. & Mary Goodwin. 

Mr. William Rogers & Mrs. Susanna Moore (Morse ?) 

Joseph Hasty & Abigail Warren. 

Moses Wodlin & Patience Grant. 

Mr. Aaron Abbot & Mercy Bridges. 

Mr. Joseph Libby & Mrs. Elizabeth Shorey. 

James Gitcbel & Hannah Whittum. 

Thomas Abbot 4th & Charity Goodwin. 

James Grant & Mary Hodsdon, 

'James Abbot & Katharine Abbot. 

Benjamin Abbot & Mary Furbush. 

Walter Abbot Jr. & Patience Nason. 

John Nason & Prudence Nason. 

Jacob Shorey & Mary Libbey. 

Timothy Hamsdel of York & Mary Wodlin. 

Mr. Nahum Marshall & Mrs. Martha Lord. 

Mr. Elisha Lord & Mrs. Sarah Shackley. 

Capt. George March of Stratham and Miss Eunice Hill. 

Dea. Richard Shackley & Mrs. Sarah Goodwin. 

Mr. John Fairfield of Biddeford & Mrs. JVIary Cutt. 

Hon. Jeremiah Moulton of York & Mrs. Mary Lord. 

Mr. Joseph Chadbourn & Mrs. Mary Hambleton. 

Mr. Michael Whidden Jr. of Portsmouth & Miss Mary 

William Spencer & Lydia Davis. 
Richard Gowen & Olive Paul. 
John Bennet Jr. & Susanna Spencer. 
Mr. Nicholas Edgcomb of Peperelborough & Miss 

Mary Nason. 
Mr. Dominicus Goodwin & Miss Hannah Hill. 
Mr. Samuel Shorey Jr. & Mrs. Hannah Libbey. 
Mr. Thomas Hodsden Jr. & Miss Margaret Goodwin. 
Mr. Pelatiah March & Miss Mary Goodwin. 
William Hearl & Patience Hodsden. 
Mr. Elijah Hays & Miss Elizabeth Chadbourn. 
William Morrell & Rachel Warren. 
Daniel Ramsdell of York & Elizabeth Wadlin. 
Mr. Thomas Guptail & Mrs. Abigail Abbot. 
Mr. George Hight & Mrs. Eunice Hill. 
Mr. Gilbert Warren & Miss Lydia Jillison. 

7 April 


24 Aug. 


30 Nov. 


19 Jan. 1758 

4 April 


80 May 


21 June 


22 Oct. 


2 Nov. 


4 Dec. 


SO Dec. 


30 Dec. ] 


8 Jan. 1760 

3 Feb. 


14 Feb. 




13 July 


22 Oct. 


23 Oct. 


27 Nov. 


18 Dec 


25 Dec 


27 Jan. 1761 

1 Feb. 


14 May 


26 June 


17 Sept. 


30 Dec. 


22 April 


27 April 


1 July 


12 July 


25 July 


14 Oct. 


19 Nov. 


25 Nov. 


16 Dec. 


13 Feb. 


24 Feb. 


7 July 


12 Julv 


8 Sept 


30 Oct. 


15 Nov. 


21 Dec 


8 Feb. ] 


1 Marcl 

I " 

26 July 


30 Aug. 


6 Sept. 


13 Nov. 


1901.] Benoick Marriages, 315 

Moses Lord & Anna Morrel. 

Mr. Moses Butler & Miss Keziali Nason. 

Mr. Tristram Ricker & Miss Agnis Chick. 

John Pitts & Judith Wood. 

Mr. William Clarke & Mrs. Mary Goodwin. 

Mr. Joseph Pray & Miss Mary Libbey. 

Mr. John Higgens & Mrs. Lydia Chadboum. 

John Pierce Jr. & Elizabeth Pappoon. 

Ebenezer Walker & Mary Warren. 

Simeon Merrifield & Elizabeth Hearl. 

William Goodwin 3rd & Rachel Abbot. 

William Nason Jr. & Hannah Hodsdon. 

Mr. Moses Warren & Mrs. Mary Cooper. 

Samuel Hasty «fe Lucy Warren. 

Mr. John Neal & Miss Elizabeth Hubbard. 

Simeon Hambleton & Mary Hearl. 

Mr. John Lord tertius & Miss Mary ELight. 

Joseph Shorey & Charity Hooper. 

Mr. Andrew Neal Jr. of Kittery & Miss Hannah 

Mr. Amos Chick of Kittery & Miss Katurah Grant. 
Paul Gutridge & Mary Guptail. 
Mr. John Davis & Miss Mary Emery. 
Daniel Adams of Philips Town & Elizabeth Davis. 
Mr. Samuel Cutt of Peperelb'gh & Miss Sarah Hill. 
Mr. Thomas Chadboum & Miss Mehetable Goodwin. 
Mr. Alexander Cooper «fe Miss Patience Goodwin. 
Mr. Richard Shackley & Miss Mary Nason. 
Moses Bennet & Mary Mars. 
Mr. Edward Demsey & Miss Margery Lord. 
Mr. James Joy & Miss Mehitabel Wicher. 
Mr. Ebeuezer Heard & Miss Eunice Hodsden. 
Mr. Humphrey Chadbourn 3rd & Miss Elizabeth Libbey. 
Mr. John Roberts of Somersworth «fe Elizabeth Hodsden. 
Mr. Mark Wentworth of Somersworth & Miss Margaret 

Mr. William Parsons & Miss Abigail Blunt. 
Mr. Paul Wentworth of Somersworth & Miss Mary 

Capt. Thomas Leigh of Portsmouth & Miss Martha 

Mr. Benjamin Abbot & Miss Sarah Chadwick. 
Mr. Ward Clark Dean of Exeter & Miss Elizabeth Hill. 
Mr. Thomas Rogers Willard of Sanford & Miss Anna 

Mr. Nehemiah Gray & Miss Olive Goodwin. 
Mr. Elisha Goodwin & Miss Hannah Shackley. 
Mr. David Durrel of Arundel & Miss Mary Lord. 
Mr. James Gray Jr. & Miss Jane Worcester. 
Mr. Job Emery & Miss Mary Hubbard. 
Mr. Timothy Wentworth & Miss A ma Hodsden. 
Mr. Benjamin Hubbard & Miss Abigail Hearl. 
Mr. John Grant of Boston & Miss Sarah Wise. 

6 Dec. 


18 Dec. 


8 Jan. 1765, 

7 Feb. 


11 Feb. 


21 Mch. 


4 July 

29 Aug. 

24 Sept. 
9 Oct. 


21 Nov. 


27 Nov. 


5 Dec. 


19 Dec. 


9 April 
26 June 


10 July 
2 Feb. 


19 Feb. 


26 Mch. 


8 April 
4 Aug. 
15 Oct. 

22 Oct. 


31 Dec. 


13 April 
26 May 
15 Sept. 
13 Oct. 


18 Oct. 


1 Dec 


13 Dec. 


26 Dec. 


23 Feb. 


21 June 


1 Oct. 


24 Dec. 


15 Jan. 1770, 

2 Feb. 


19 Mch. 


8 May 
21 June 

7 Aug. 
21 Sept. 
29 Nov. 

27 Dec. 


8 Jan. 1771, 

316 Berwick Marriagt$. [Jnl^f 

21 Feb. 1771, Mr. Jeremiah Hodsden db Mjsb Mugaret Hodadeiu 
28 Mch. << Mr. Jacob Loid Jr. & Miss Mary HantriiB. 

7 April '* Mr. Joseph Libbej & Miss Lydia Shorey. 

SO April << Mr. Adam Lord A; Miss OUve Knight 

SO April " John Knight Jr. & Mary Lord. 

1 May << Mr. Nathaniel Pray & Miss MehiUbel Libbey. 

2 May <' Mr. William Heirl drd & Mjss Lydia HeirL 

22 July '< Mr. James Pease & Mrs. Keziah Sullivan. 

14 Nov. '^ Mr. Bichard Clements db Miss Hannah Chadbonm. 

19 Not. '^ Mr. Roger Lord db Miss Rnih Seal. 

5 Dec. *^ Mr. Joseph Jillison Jr. db Miss Abigail Pray. 

5 Dec. << Mr. Nicholas Peterson db Miss Eliubeth Jillison. 
12 Dec. '< Mr. Ebeneser Goodwm db Miss Abigail Hubbard. 

23 Jan. 1772, Mr. Elisha Grant & Miss Dorcas Heirl. 

1 6 April " Mr. William Hodsden & Miss Anna Nason. 

28 April ^' Mr. Ebenezer Thompson of York db Miss Marcy Staples. 

29 April <' Mr. Amos Abbot db Miss Phebe Abbot. 

14 May " Capt. Eliphelet Ladd of Exeter db Miss Abigail Hill. 

24 Sept « Mr. Temple Hight & Miss Sarah Goodwin. 

3 Dec. '^ Mr. Joseph Gerrish of Dover & Miss Mary FUusted. 
3 Dec. " Mr. Stephen Pillsbury & Miss Elizabeth Joy. 

17 Dec. << Mr. John Brawn Jr. & Miss Mary Heirl. 

27 Jan. 1773, Mr. Benjamin Groodridge & Mrs. Anna — ^ran ( ?). 

1 June ^' Mr. John Shackley Jr. of Wells db Miss Sarah Naaoo. 
19 Sept '* Mr. Nathaniel Grant db Miss Elizabeth Goodwin. 

21 Oct " Mr. John Cooper Jr. db Miss Mary Grant 

25 Nov. " Mr. Benjamin Goodwin 3rd of Arundel dc Miss Olive 


2 Dec. " Mr. Daniel Cooper db Miss Mary Warren. 

7 April 1774, Mr. Samuel Whitehouse of Sanford db Miss Mary 

12 May " Mr. Samuel May Hardison db Miss Rebecca Chadboum. 

2 June " Mr. Jonathan Abbot 3rd db Miss Patience Wood. 

25 Aug. " Mr. John Heirl & Miss Martha Huntriss. 

7 Sept. " Mr. Jonathan Gray db Miss Catherine Roberts. 

29 Sept. " Mr. James Hubbard & Miss Abigail Jennes. 

27 Nov. " Mr. William Hearl Jr. & Miss Sarah Nock. 

12 Jan. 1775, Mr. Elijah Grant & Miss Sarah Cooper. 

14 April " Mr. Ham Nason & Miss Martha Emery. 

6 April " Mr. George Brawn Jr. db Miss Dorcas Walker. 
27 April " Mr. Thomas Shackley dc Miss Bridget Nason. 
27 Aug. « Mr. Elisha Heirl db Miss Martha Lord. 

10 April 1776 Mr. Jeremiah Emery & Miss Anna Pray. 

21 April " Mr. Joseph Spencer db Jiliss Sarah Mars. 

19 May " Mr. Robert Brawn db Miss Elizal>eth Dow. 

13 June " Mr. Ichabod Spencer & Miss Love Nason. 
25 Sept " Mr. Stephen Nason & Miss Molly Jillison. 

7 Jan. 1777 Mr. Daniel Groodwin Jr. db Miss Hannah Walker. 

15 April *' Mr. John Hubbard db Miss Sarah Nason. 

8 Miy " Mr. Benjamin Goodwin & Miss Mary Shackley. 
5 June " Mr. Moses Spencer Jr. dc Miss Mary Row. 

10 June 1777, Mr. Benjamin Row & Miss Jane Spencer. 

[To be contiDuod.] 

1901.] John Daniell of Mendon, Mass. 317 


By Marion A. Kendall, of Ithaca, N. Y. 

In Hinman's "Connecticut Settlers," the compiler of the Daniels 
genealogies says : " The name was so early scattered in various 
towns and colonies that it is now not only expensive but difficult 
tracing the families." This agrees with my experience. 

In Ballou's "History of Milford, Mass." (Milford was originally 
a part of Mendon) , the compiler of the Daniels notes says : " There 
seems only one general lineage of those of the Daniels name in this 
section of the state. All are believed to be descendants of Robert 
of Watertown." The records I have been tracing seem to indicate 
that this conclusion is open to question. 

In the original records I found the earliest names of the families 
subjoined spelled JDaniell; later, in various records, the varied 
spelling, Daniell, Daniells, Daniel, Daniels, Danill, Danills, was 
found, often for the same individual, apparently according to the 
ingenuity or the fancy of the scribe. The spelling Daniels seems 
to have been adopted by all the later families of this line. 

1. JoHN^ Daniell first appears on the records of Sherbom, Mass., so 
far as I have been able to find. He married there Sarah Durham, April 5, 
1699, and resided there untiri711. Their children, as appear from Sher- 
bom records, and from the Worcester County Registry of Deeds, were : 
Sarah, John, Anne, Samuel and Abraham. 

I have not yet been able, with much careful search, to gain any infor- 
mation as to the earlier history of this John Daniell. No John seems to be 
found in the records of any of the Daniell families of Massachusetts prior 
to this time, except in the William Daniell family of Milton, and careful 
study seems to prove that this John of Sherborn cannot belong there. 

Morse's " History of Sherborn and Holliston,'* mentioning this John 
Daniell, says of him, "pr. bro. of Robert of Sherborn" (for whom see 
" The Daniell Family," by Moses Grant Daniell, Register, Vol. xxviii., 
p. 185). There appears to be no confirmation of this surmise, since in the 
settlement of the estate of Samuel, father of Robert of Sherborn (Suffolk 
Probate Records), there is no mention of a John, and those who have 
studied that line most thoroughly do not include this John in any branch of 
it. Morse also says in his notes, " John Daniell of Sherbom was selling land 
in W. Med. to Hope Leland in 1711." I have not yet been able to find 
any record of such a deed, which, if found, might perhaps give some clue. 
Morse's list of the children is incorrect. (See Sherbom Town Records.) 

Many of the older Daniels families of Mendon have had a tradition that 
their earliest ancestors in this country came from Wales. 

In the Worcester County Registry of Deeds, John Daniell appears first 
as grantee. Samuel Cook of Mendon, in 1711, sold land in Mendon to 
John Daniell of Sherborn. This deed is dated April 13, 1711, and recorded 
May 23, 1732. (Lib. lU., 43.) 

318 John Daniell ofMendan^ Mobs. [Jolj, 

John DanieUy soon after this porchasey romoyed to Mendon, dnce his 
name appears in the division of die town lands of Mendon in ITIS, and 
later. His name appears in the above Registry as grantor, several times 
from 1717 to 1748. His deeds to his children and grandchildren are made 
'' in consideration of love and affection and anxiety for their well-being." 
I found no record of him later than 1743. A deed in the Suffolk Coun^' 
Registfy, 1729, indicates that he was probably a tanner. 

In all records after 171 1, he is known as ''John Daniell of Mendon." 
Children of John and Sarah (Durham) Daniell, all bom in Sherbom : 

I. Sarah,* b. Aug. 28, 1701. 

2. ii. John, b. April 8, 1708. 

lii. Anxk, b. May 17, 1705 ; m. Joshua Knapp of Uxbrfdge, In 1729. 

3. tv. Samuel, b. April 3, 1708. 

4. V. Abraham, b. April 1, 1710. 

2. John' Daxiell [Johvi^) of Mendon ("John Daniel, Jr., of Mendon"), 

was born in Sherbom, April 8, 1708. He married, about 1724, 
SaraJi, widow of Timothy Winter, 2d, of Meudon, and lived in 
Mendoi) till his death, about 1733. Probate records call him a hus- 
bandman. The letter of administration. May 8, 1733, names the 
widow, Sarah Daniell, as administratrix. Inventory, 196 pounds 

In the Worcester Registry is recorded a deed, dated Sept. 2, 
1726, at Providenca, 11. 1., from John Daniell, husbandman, and 
wife Surah, of Mendon, Mass., which refers to Court Records. The 
recoi-ds referred to are of " John Daniell, Jr., of Mendon, Suffolk 
Co., an<l Sarah his wifi?, late Sarah Winter, widow." (Supreme 
Court Records of Suffolk County, July, 1725.) 

The widow, Sarah Daniels (Daniell), married Woodland Thomp- 
son of Uxbridge, Jan. 16, 17^.!); and Feb. 4, 1735, Sarah Thomp- 
son, "wife of Woodland Tliompson, and formerly wife of John 
Daniels, deceased," was appointed guardian of the ** only son John, 
a minor of nearly ten years." Other minors named are : Mary 
Daniels, 7 yrs., Rachel Daniels, 5 yrs., and Sylome Daniels, 3 yrs. 
Later, Capt. Robert Taft was guardian of the daughters, Mary and 
Rachel. Did the widow Sarah Thompson marry Abiel Lyon, and 
remove to Pomfret, Conn. ? See Worcester Deeds, Lib. Iv., 463. 

Children of John and Sarah ( Whiter) Daniell, all bom 

in Mendon : 

5. I. JoiiN,3 b. Nov. 3, 1725. 

11. Mauy, b. about 1728; gave deed to her brother John, In 1761, 
in Pomfret, Conn. Did she m. William Bancroft of Uxbridge, 
In 17G3? 
111. Rachel, b. 1730; d. in Grafton, 1760. (Probate Records.) 

iv. Sylomk, b. 1732; d. before 1737. 

3. Samuel^ Daniell {John^) of Mendon, was born in Sherbom, April 

3, 1708. He married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Albee, Dec. 10, 
1730, and resided in Mendon till his deatli, about 1746. He was a 
housewright. He seems to have served in the French War, in 
1745. Sarah Daniells, widow, Wiis appointed administratrix of the 
estate of Samuel Daniells of Mendon, dec'd, Aug. 21, 1746. 

Inventory, £114«5., — mentions " gun, Brest plate, pistols, holsters, 
and flask, powder horn, joiner's tools," among other things. 

He left a son, Samuel, of whom Capt Robert Taft was guardian, 

1901.] John Daniell of Mendon^ Mass. 319 

daughters, Susannah and Sarah, and perhaps other children. His 
widow, Sarah Daniell, married Thomas White of Mendon, in 1756. 
(Worcester Deeds.) 

Children of Samuel and Sarah (Albee) Daniell, all bom in Mendon : 

1. Samuel,^ b. June 20, 1731. 

n. John, b. March 21, 1733. 

iii. Susannah, b. Sept. 8, 1735; ra. Jonathan Tucker, 1754 (of 


iv. Sarah, b. May 15, 1738; m. John Wilson (?). 

V. AniAH, b. April 1, 1740. 

vl. Anne, b. March 20, 1742. 

4. Abraham^ Daniell {John}) of Mendon and Uxbridge, was born in 

Sherborn, April 1, 1710. His intention of marriage, to Hannah 
Whitney of Uxbridge, is recorded in 1735. He married a wife 
Abigail, before 1742. He was a physician, and removed from 
Mendon to Uxbridge, where he resided till his death, Dec. 16, 
1752. His widow, Abigail Daniels, removed to Douglas, Mass. ; 
and later to Dutchess Co., N. Y., before 1765. In Worcester Deeds 
is recorded a deed from Dr. John Daniels of Oblong, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y., dated June 29, 1765, to Joseph Reed of Uxbridge, of " land 
in Uxbridge which I had from my honored father. Dr. Abraham 

Children of Abraham and Abigail Daniels, all born in Uxbridge : 
i. Abraham,' b. June 26, 1742; d. soon. 

II. John, b. June 16, 1744; a physician, settled In Dutchess Co., 
N. Y. 

ill. Annk, b. May 27, 174G. 

iv. Abigail, b. Dec. 26, 1748. 
V. Abraham, b. May 2, 1751. 

Ti. JosKPH, b. June 23, 1753; d. Aug. 3, 1753. 

5. John' Daniels (Daniell) {Jolm^ John^) of Mendon, was bom in 

Mendon, Nov. 3, 1725. He was a farmer, and resided in Mendon 
on the homestead left him by his father and grandfather, John 
Daniell. He was half-brother to Christopher Winter and Timothy 
Winter, 3d, of Mendon. He married, in 1746, Margaret Boyce, 
whose father, William Boyce, was for many years the schoolmaster 
of Mendon, and whose mother, Bethiah, was the youngest daughter 
of Samuel llayward, one of the earliest settlers of Mendon. He 
married, in 1762, a second wife, Lydia Putnam of Sutton, Mass., 
widov/ of Elisha Putnam, the oldest brother of Gen. Rufus Putnam. 

John Daniels died in 1767 (Worcester Probate Records), leaving 
widow Lydia Daniels, sons Increase, John, William, and Antipas, 
and daughters Bethiah, Silence and Rachel. The widow was ad- 
ministratrix, and guardian of the infant son Antipiis. Turner Ellis 
was guardian of other minor children. Inventory, £355. 

Widow Lydia Daniels married Joseph Sadler of Uxbridge, in 

In Worcester Deeds, Lib. xxi., 453, is recorded a deed from 
Sarah Thompson, widow, to ** my dutiful son, John Daniels of 
Mendon," of her rights in the homestead of his father, John 
Daniell, "land and dwelling now in possession of my son, and next 
to the land left to my son and his sisters by their grandfather, John 

820 John DaniM ofMendan^ Mas: [July, 

Children of John and Margaret (Boyoe) Daniebi all boxn in 
Mendon : 

i. Bkthiah,* b. Jan. 16, 1748 ; m. Jonatiian Taft, 1767. 
ii. SiLKNCB, b. Oct. 80, 1749; m. Silas Richardson, Not. 14, 1771. 

Removed to Chesterfield, N. H., 1776. 
iii. Ikckrasb, b. Jan. 18, 1752; m. Blona Thajer, April 92, 1778. 
Reyolationaiy soldier, ICassachosetts rolls. Removed to Ches- 
terfield, N. H.. 1777; later to Westmoreland, N. H.; d. In 
Westanoreland, 1806. Had a son, Aaron Thayer Daniels, and 
several daai^hters. 
iv. Rachkl, b. Nov. 29, 1758; deeded land in 1777. Line nntraced. 
6. V. John, b. Dec. 13, 1755. 

vi. WiLUAH, b. Nov. 8, 1757 ; ward of Silas Richardson, 1771. On 
Revolationary rolls, from Upton, Angnst, 1775. By tradition, 
he died in Arnold's march to Quebec No lafcer record, 
vil. Marobkt, b. Nov. 25, 1759 ; died before 1767. 
viii. Samukl, b. Jaly 11, 1761 ; died before 1767. 

Child of John and Lydia (Chase-Pntnam) Daniels: 
ix. Antipas, b. in Mendon, May (?), 1767; m. Thankfnl Handy of 
Mendon, 1802. Did he remove to Qloncesterf 

6. JoHN^ Daniels (John* Jokny* John^)y of Mendon, Mass., and Ches- 
terfield and Plainfield, N. H., was bom in Mendon, Dec. 13, 1755. 

His father and mother both died before he was twelve years old. 
Tradition says diat he had ran away from his home and was in 
Boston in the Boston Tea Party. The records show that he served 
with Massachusetts troops and New Hampshire troops in the 
Revolution. He vras one of the minute-men in the Uxbridge Com- 
pany on the Lexington Alarm ; and he enlisted in the Eight Slonths' 
army, and served during the siege of Boston, 1775-6. Early in 
1777 he, with his brother Increase, went to Chesterfield, N. H., 
and in June, 1777, he enlisted from there in the 3d N. H. Regi- 
ment. This regiment was in Gen. Poor's Division at the Battle 
of Saratoga, and was at Valley Forge with Washington's army. 

The names of John Daniels, Increase Daniels, and Silas Rich- 
ardson, of Chesterfield, are among the signers to the memorial to 
the N. H. legislature in Aug., 1781, to protest against the union of 
N. H. towns with the state of Vermont, during the troubles over 
the N. H. Grants. 

John Daniels married in Chesterfield, N. H., March 9, 1780, 
Zipporah (Pierce or Allen?). Family records give the name 
Pierce ; Chesterfield records give the name Allen. I have not yet 
been able to clear up this question. He resided in Chesterfield till 
1801, when he removed to Plainfield, where he lived until his 
death, Feb. 8, 183;3. His wife, Zipporah Daniels, died in Plainfield, 
Aug. 28, 182'J, aged (54 yrs. He acquire<l large property for those 
times, and was intiumtial and respected. Older residents of that lo- 
cality relate that he wa8;called by his fellow-townsmen "Sir Daniels." 

He married, late in life, a second wife, iVIrs. Mary (Kimball- 
Roberts) True, who survived him. (Randall's History of Ches- 
field gives a brief account of this family, containing some errors.) 

Children of John and Zipporah Daniels, the first ten bom in 
Chesterfield, the last four in Plainfield : 

i. Lkonard,* b. Dec. 5. 1780; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin 
Cutler, Jan. 30, 1805; settled in Plainfield; d. 1854. 

The InttrkH' (jf tlw Iro^H 

iToiir \'ii^iv Inisk Mun^cstCiKi, i.k\sroi\>r., Niit^nv i^lti>s hutir ciixxir 

1901.] Descendants of Oapt. William TrasJce. 321 

Children: 1. Alhzrt (?., b. Nov. 22, 1806. 2. ffampdetiy b. 
Dec. 16, 1807. 8. Francis 8., b. April 5, 1809; m. Lucy 
Barrett. 4. Leonard, b. June 12, 1811. 5. Mary C7., b. 
Jan. 15, 1813; m. A. R. Hinckley; settled In Wisconsin; 
died Nov. 4, 1898. 6. Benjamin C, b. Feb. 2, 1816. 7. 
Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1828 ; m. Alonzo Winkley ; settled in 
li. Charles F., b. March 8, 1783; lived In Chesterfield, 
lil. John, b. April 17, 1785; d. 1787. 

iv. Lois, b. July 27, 1787; m. Benjamin Smith; d. about 1845. 
V. John, b. May 8, 1790; m. Sarah Woodward; d. 1851. 
vi. Sally Richabdson, b. Dec. 24, 1792-3; m. David Woodbury; 

d. Dec. 5, 1871. 
vii. Joseph Wheklock, b. July 8, 1795; d. Feb. 7, 1827. 
vili. Samuel, b. in 1797; d. soon(?). 
Ix. Leyinus Lamson, b. June 14, 1798; d. 1877; m. Abigail 
Children: 1. Sophia Caroline, b. Sept. 20, 1823; m. Walter 
Needham. 2. Norman Curtis, b. Oct. 3, 1825; settled in 
Wisconsin. 8. John Franklin, b. Aug. 15, 1827 ; settled 
in Minnesota. 4. Helen Mar, b. Jan. 11, 1830; m. E. R. 
Stickney; settled in Michigan. 6. George Hampden, b. 
June 9, 1832 ; settled in Wisconsin. 6. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 
2, 1834 ; m. Daniel Willard. 7. Henry Herbert, b. Feb. 11 , 
1838 ; settled in Vermont. 8. Joseph Warren, b. May 6, 
1840; settled in Colorado. 9. Addie B., b. Aug. 10, 1842; 
d. 1889. 10. Edward Ruthven, b. March 17, 1848; settled 
in Minnesota. 
X. Willdlm, b. about 1800; d. Sept 25, 1804, aged 4 yrs., in Plain- 
zi. Increase, b. about 1802 ; died young, 
xii. Harrt, b. about 1804; d. Sept. 15, 1804, in his 1st yr., in 

xiii. William H., b. about 1806 ; d. Oct. 27, 1876, aged 70 yrs. ; lived 
on his father's homestead in Plainfield ; m. (1) Eunice K. True. 
Children: 1. Mary; m. Smith. 2. John. 3. Florence; m. 
Wells-Taylor. 4. Henrietta. 5. William H, Jr. 6. 
Hampden. He m. (2) Fannie Cotton. Children : 7. Henry. 
8. Charles. 9. Kate. 10. Edward. 11. Frances, m. C. 
R. Miller. 
xiv. OziAB, b. about 1808; settled in New Hampshire; d. 1878. 


By William Blakb Trask, A.M., assisted by Miss M. B. Fairbanks. 

1. Capt. William^ Traske, who came to this country as early as 
1628y was one of the founders of Salem, and closely identified with the 
growth and development of its early settlement. His services in civil, 
military and church affairs are fully given in his biographical sketch, in 
Register, v. 53 : pp. 43-53. Ilis wife, whose name was Sarah, was living 
at the time of his death in 1666. 
Children : 

2. I. Sarah*, b. 1 Jan., 1684; m. 13 Oct., 1666, Ellas Parkman. 

3. ii. Mary, bapt. 1 Jan., 1686-7; m. John Loomls. 
VOL. LY. 22 

322 DeseendanU of Copt. William Tratlhe. [July, 

4. 111. Susanna, \mpL 10 Jane, 1688; m. 19 Feb., 1868, Simad Abom. 

5. ir. William, iMpt. 19 Sept., 1640. 

6. T. John, bapt. 18 Sept., 1649. 
tL Eliza, bef^ 81 Sept., 1646. 

2. Elias Pabkmuln,* son d Elks and Bridget Parkman, was born in 
DoidieBter, 5 Nov., 1685. He married, 18 Oct, 1656, Sarah*, 
daughter 61 William and Sarah Traake. She was bom in Salem, 

• The following record of the Fukmea tuaSkj was ftimiabed by Mn. Lncj P. Trow- 
bridge, of New SftTen, Ct., from e seneeloncal ftetement left bj ber fSiOber, Semael 
Break Perkman of SeTeniuihy Gm.« who wee loe!, with moel ofhie uunilj, on boerd the 
•teemer PaUaki in 18S8 :— 
I. Thot.* Parkmen. Sidmoath, Buglsiid. 

n. EliM* his son came to New England in the eerij dajrs, married Bridget. Chil- 
dren were: 

Elias, b. at Dorchester, Nor. 6, 1685. 
John, left with his (ather in Virginia. 
Deliverance, d. in Salem. 
Samuel, left with his father in Virginia. 
Rehekali, m. John Javis of Boston. 
Higail, m. John Trask of Salem. 
Nathi, d. in Boston, 
m. Elias*, son of Elias and Bridget, married at Salem to Sarah Trask, Oct. 13, 1656. 
She was the daoghter of Capt. W« and Sarah Trask, and was bom Jan. !•« 1634. 

Elias died at Wappfng, London, Aug. 18, 1691. His wife died at Boston, New Eng- 
land, Dec. 26, 1696, aged 62. Children were : 
WillUmS b. Salem, ]&Iarch 29, 16S8; d. 1730. 
Elias, b. Salem, Ang. 1. 1660; d. Jane 23ni 1662. 
Sarah, b. Boston, Oct. 19, 1662; m. Mr. John Crage. 
Elias, b. Boston, Not. 13, 1666 ; went to Europe. 
John, b. Boston, Jan. 24U> 1668; d. young. 
Eliz*'**, b. Boston, Dec. 29**» 1670 ; d. unmarried. 
The family removed from Salem to Boston, March 11^ 1662-3, 

IV. William*, son of Elias and Sarah, married ISt^ May 1680, Elizabeth Adams, 
daughter of Alexander and Mary Adams of Boston. She was bom 21 Sept., 1660. Sho 
died April 13, 1749, aged 85 years. Her mother, Mary Adams, the wife of W™, died of 
Dropsic, Sept. 18"», 1691. William (iv.) died Nov. 30«>, 1730, aged 73 years. 

The children of William (iv.) and Elizabeth were : 
Maryfi, b. at Nantucket, Feb., 1680; she m. Don. Needham. 
Sarah, b. Boston April 6^ 1684 ; m. Benj. Swain 1707. 
William, b. Boston, 19tii Nov. 1685; m. Hannah Clough. 
Elias, b. Boston, 27 Feb. 1687; d. 1688. 
Elias, b. Boston, 9 Dec 1688 ; d. May 24, 1741 ; ra. Martha Oough, dau. Eben Clough ; 

he left a son and daughter, Elias and Elizabeth. 
Elizabeth, b. Boston, Sept. 12, 1690; d. Sept. 1»« 1727. 
Susannah, b. Boston, Sept. ^^^ 1692, md. Josi^ Willard of Salem. 
John, b. Boston, 19 Jan. 1693; d. March 27, 1727. Ho left Tabitha, Esther and 

Deliverance. . 
Sami, b. Boston, 19 Nov. 1695; d. Apr. 10, 1769, aged 72. 
Abigail, b. Boston, 8 Jan. 1697 ; d. June 5, 1698. 
Ebcnezcr, Bom in Boston, Sept. 5^ 1703. 

V. ElKinezer*, the minister of Westboro, married !•*, Mary Champnoy of Cambridge, 
the sister of his friend and class mate, the Rev. Mr. Champney, afterwards librarian 
of the University. Sho was b. May 19, 1699, md. 1724, and her children were : 

Mary«, b. at Westboro 1725. 
Eben, b. at Westboro 1727. 
Lydia, b. at Westboro 1731. 
Lucy, b. at Westboro 1734. 
Thomas, b. at Westboro 1739(?). 
The children by 2od wife who was Hannah Brack (daughter Rev. Rb. Breck, of Marl- 
borough), were: 

Efizabeth«, b. in Westboro 1738; d. 1738. 

William, b. in Westboro 1741. 

Sarah, b. in Westboro 1743. 

Susanna, b. in Westboro 1745. 

Alexander, b. in Westboro 1746, descendants settled in western N. York. 

Brcc' ■ . in 1748 ; d. 1826, aged 76. 

Sam 0. in 175U ; d. Boston, June 14, 1824. 

Hanna; b. in 1768 ; d. 1777. 

Elias, b.-^in 1761 ; d. 1828, aged 677ri. 

1901.] Descendants of Capt. William TrasJce. 323 

1 Jan., 1634, and died in Boston, 26 Dec, 1696. He died in Wap- 
ping, London, 18 Ang., 1691. 
Children : 

i. William, b. in Salem, 29 March, 1668; m. 18 May, 1680, Elizabeth 
Adams, who was b. 21 Sept., 1660, and d. 18 April, 1749. He d. 28 
Nov., 1730 (grave-stone). Ancestor of Francis Farkman the his- 

il. Elias, b. in Salem, 1 Aug., 1660; d. 23 June, 1662. 

iii. Sarah, b. 19 Oct. 1662 ; m. John Cragg. Savage says, ** John Cragg 
embarked at Barbados for New England, 31 Jan., 1679." 

iv. Elias, b. in Boston, 13 Nov., 1665; a physician, bred by Ezekiel 

▼. John, b. in Boston, 24 Jan., 1G68; d. in 1687. 

Ti. Elizabeth, b. in Boston, 29 Dec, 1670; d. 22 Aug., 1693. 

3. John Loomis, of Salem, married Mary*, daughter of William^ and 
Sarah Trask, who was baptized 1 Jan., 1636-7. The first mention 
of him on the records is in 1660, when he petitions for a ** small 
enlardgment to his house near to Edward Gascoins, 13, 6 mo. 1660." 
This is granted, and " According to ord"^ Sergt J°** Porter & Edm 
Batter have layde out to him from his now Dwelling house About 
sixteen Roods between the two ways towards the towne of Salem." 
(Town Records, p. 9.) 

He is styled seaman in a deed dated 10 Jan., 1667, wherein he 
buys land of John Williams, situated in the north field near Capt. 
Traske's mills — " aboute thirty ackers more or less." (Essex County 
Deeds, v. 3 : p. 75.) In 1676 he is associated with William Traske, 
as an appraiser on the estate of Thomas Alexander. He was taxed 
in 1 684, and probably died within two years afterwards. 

In 1700, Mary Loomis, widow of John Loomis, and John his only 
eon, sell to Mr. John Trask, miller, " land belonging to Our home- 
stead being y® whole piece about 30 rodd." (Essex County Deeds, 
V. 14 : p. 250.) Children : 

1. Mary, b. 16 Dec, 1659. 
ii. John, d. 1728. 

It has been believed that Mary Trask married a Batter, — Savage says 
** probably Daniel." A bond given by William Traske in February, 1685- 
6, for the exact amount, £*26., which was left to her in her father's will, 
strengthens that belief ; but the following copy of an original document in 
the writer's possession, shows that she was a widow Loomis, and the daugh- 
ter of William Traske. 

Humphrey Case sen' : aged ad 64 Years Testificth & salth y*. he being at W« 
Trasks liouse Now deed : about 13 or 14 years since the said Trask told this 
depon'. y*. one would warr* to him this ffarme now in Controversey if y* said 
Trask would give lilra five pounds w^^ his ffather had fformerly sould, for salth 
he I understand y*. Cap* Corwin hath no bill of saile for Itt but I dare not doe it 
for I owe Cap* Corwin sixteene pounds and if he should arest him he was not 
able to pay It, and he could go now & then & cutt a Tree as he had Occation for 
y« Mill & Cap^ Corwin would not say much to him, but oncly scould at him & 
call him Knave, this s'^ Deponant further salth jr*. he hath heard y« above s** W™ 
Trask owne y* his ffather Did formerly sell it but y* he had onely a white faced 
Cow for it as ever he knew of.— Humphrey Case, Ffebr. 25*»» 169|. ^^ 

Further y* aboues** Case Testifleth & saith y* about 6 or 7 years sij^Be heard 
y« now Widdow Loomcs say y* She wondered how her brother W™ 'jp^k Could 
in his CoDsience dare to disturb Cap^ Corwine in y« Tossession of y* Land now 

324 Descendants of Oaptn Willicun TVcuke, [Jolj^ 

in Controversej for said slie my Brother Trask knows in his Consianoe y* my 
Father sold it formerly to help to bring ns up when wee wear Little and he bath 
no more Right to it then yon hare, spuceng to this Deponant 4 wife. 

Hnraphrey Case Scn^ made Oath to y tmth of the abore Evidence. 
Salem, March the 27^ 1698 : 
Before mee John Harthome, Jns* peace. 
Copia vera of y« Originall on file w^ y« Infef Conrt records for y Connty of 
Essex attests Steph : Sewall, Cler. Copia vera Exam<i p Steph : Bewail, Cler. 

Further, a deposition given by Mary LoomiSy 18 Joly, 1695, in coimeo- 
tion with Edward Flint, aged about fifty-seven, and John Trask, aged about 
fifty^hree^ states her age as about '^ fifty Eight." This correiqxmda with 
the date of baptism of Capt William Traske s daughter Mary. The Mrs. 
Marr Batter to whom William Traske |^ve his bond 2 Feb. 1685-6, ^ for 
the full sum of twenty and six pounds in corant mony," was undoubtedly 
the widow of Edmund Batter, a foremost citizen of Salem, who died in 
1685. He made his wife executrix of his will, and gave her what was due, 
'' by Bills, bonds, or book debts." She was the daughter of Maj.-Gen. 
Daniel Gookin, and was married 8 June, 1670, to Mr. Edmund Batter. A 
careful search of the Salem records has failed to reveal another Mary Bat- 
ter of that period, or to show evidence that this was the name of Mary 
Trask's husband. 

4. Samuel Aborn*, son of Samuel and Catherine (Smith) Abom of 

Salem, was bom in 1 639. He was a husbandman, and resided in 
Salem. He married, 19 Feb., 1663, Susanna', daughter of William^ 
and Sarah Trask, who was baptized 10 June, 1638. His will was 
made 18 April, 1720, and probated 30 June, 1721 ; it contaios no 
mention of his wife. (Essex County Probate, v. 313 : p. 314.) 
Children : 

i. Samuel', b. 1 July, 1664. 
ii. William, b. 19 Jan., 1666; wife Sarah, 
iii. Susanna, b. April, 1669 ; d. Aug. 1669. 

iv. Sarah, m. William Coffin, who was killed 29 April, 1709, in the as- 
sault of the French and Indians on Haverhill. Four children. 
V. Susanna, m. John Baker of Salem. 

5. William^ Traskb, son of William^ and Sarah Traske, was baptised 

in the First Church in Salem, 19 Sept., 1640. He married (1) IB 
Jan., 1GG6, Ann, daughter of Lieut. Thomas and Ann (Holyoke) 
Putnam, of Salem. She was born in Lynn, 25 Aug., 1645, and 
died in Salem, 14 Nov., 1676. His second wife was Anna. 

He resided in his native town, and followed the trade of a miller. 
He was a soldier in Philip's War, and for his services, his heirs re- 
ceived a grant of land in Narragansett No. 3, Souhegan West ; now 
the town of Amherst, N. H. It is somewhat uncertain whether or 
not he occupied the homestead, for in 16G8, says Mr. Felt in his 
Annals of Salem, v. 2 : p. 215, " William Trask agreed to give him 
(John Mason) 158. a year for the use of his house and land. Pay- 
ments of this rent were to be ^ on the day of St. John Baptist's na- 
tivity, and on the feast-day of our Lord's nativity ; ' " and in 1672 
he sells to his brother John " that my pt of the dwelling house he 
now possesseth the which house was by our father's legacy willed 
between us." (Essex County Deeds, v. 5 : p. 214.) 

* This name is sometimes written Ebbome or Ebume. 

1901.] Descendants of Capt. William Traske. 325 

Prior to 1682, however, he erected a new house with a massive 
oak (rame, " a relic of the aboriginal forest," It has been a family 
tradition for 200 years that the house was built in 1 680, and that 
it was called the " Black Horse Tavern," from the sign of a black 
horse which it bore. In 1690, William Traske was recommended 
^^ ^^ * for innkeeper, and the house re- 

X/^mT" iH iLj$Wt.fy^ mained as an inn until about 1740. 
^^^ In 1752, that part of Salem wa