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[Index of Naiob of Panoos at the end of the Tolmne.] 

AHen, Col. John, NamtiTe, 3M. 
Ames's Almanacs, 196. 

Aaetont fuaUj Reeord^ 2S7. 
Anolont Manias Oontraot, 858. 
▲ncbmuty, Robert, 69 
Avtoexaphs, 14, 15, 158. 
BanUnc, Appleton on, 177. 
BcrUn (Ot.) Ohnrch Book, 88- 
Bethlehem (Pa.) Semlnaiy, 880. 
Blount Family, 31. 
Books, fte., notioed— 

Adams' Centennial, 88 

American Almanae, 180 

Appleton on Banking, 177. 

Batea* Weatfleld Addreaa, 88. 

BerUn (Ct ) Ohareh Book, 88. 

Bethlehem Beminary, 280. 

Bromfleld BeminiMenoes, 800. 

Olapp'8 Doreheater, 178. 

Oollccttona Maaa. Hist. Soeiatj, 279. 

Oroabj'B Obltnariea. 281. 

Dexter Genealogy, 178. 

Valrkanka* Diaeoorae, 89. 

Vowler'a Channey Memorials, 177. 

Fraeman'a Cape Ood History, 181. 

Goddard Genealogy, 279. 

Greenoogh*a Gardner Genealogr, 361. 

Hfekeox'a Amerieaa Coinage, 857. 

Hoppln's Ghriat Qhmrah Sermon, 281. 

Handngton'a Memotra, 281. 

KUbonm Genealogical Society, 179. 

Lyon'a N. Hampahixe Register, 89. 

MInneiota Hiatory, 280, 880. 

Moody's Maiden Celebxation, 179. 

Morse Monument, 281. 

Moise'a Ancient Puritans, 171. 

Hein*a Hiatory of Minnesota, 800. 

New Jeraey Hiat Soeiety'a Circular, 180. 

Paine FamUy Register, 280. 

Peek'a Universal Plan, 860. 

FennaylTauia Hlatorloal Society, 280. 

Prince Society Circular, 861. 

Qniney (111.) New England Society, 181. 

Beeorda Colony of New Plymouth. 868. 

Biehardaon'a 50th AnnlTenaiy Sermon, 180. 

Boekwood Genealogy, 177. 

Savaffe'e Propoeals, 808. 

Sheldon Magasine, 280. 

8mueker*s Wb of Hamilton, 179. 

Spragne'a Centennial, 180. 

State Oiatorical Society, Wlsoonain, 279. 

Tenn^'a Boeeawen AMdemy, 89. 

Sumner's Best Boston, 867. 

Vinton's Memorial, 277. 

Waltham Bxhibition, 180. 

Ward's Bice family, 178. 

Wellington's Sermon, 89. 

Weatoett's Life of Fiteh, 279. 

White'a Charlemont Dlaoonrae, 80. 
Bo s ea we n Academy, 89. 
Bmintree Inseriptaons, 89. 
BrfaU^'s Ubiary, 76. 
^ - rHmB«mini8eeneee,118,2K. 

Burke, John, 198. 

Cambridfte, Christ Church, 281. 

Canaan (Ct.), Reminiajenoea of. 181. 

Cape Cod, History, Propoeed, 181, 

Charlemont Centennial, 80. 

Coinage, American, 867. 

Cold Friday, 128. 

Concord Documents, 17-20. 

Oonflseated Brtates, 71. 

DauTers Church Records, 246. 

Dartmouth Townamen. 160. 

Dearborn Monument, 98. 

Deed of Lands In Nantucket, 180-2. 

Defoe, Desoendanta of, 287. 

Diary of Thomaa 8eooom^267. 

DorclMBter, Hiatory of, 178. 

Dudley, Got. Thomas, Libnor, 866. 

Bast Haddam (Ct.) Reoorda, iSL 

BUot Bureau, 28. 

Bndloott. John, What Offloe did he hold f 158. 


Batatsa, early mode of aettUng, 808. 

Bxfaraota from Pearson's Ledger, 187. 

Farmfaiflrton Church Rscords, 84, 147, 827. 

Florida Historical Sodety, 89. 

Funeral SermDU, Abstract. 161. 

Genealogies, and Genealogical Notes and Itsms— 

Auohmu^, 61^72. KeUogg, 201. 

Beadle, SfO. Lombard, 249. 

Blount, 81. McKinstry, 281, 821. 

Bray, 870. Noble, 188. 

Burke, 282. Odin, 228. 

Gamp, 27. Ome, IIL 

Oolman, 129. Paddock, 220. 

Orooker. 68. Perkins, 79. 

Curtis, »«. Preacott, 866. 

I>aTU,80. Qainoy,lll. 

Flint, HI. Sanborn, 186, 271. 

Fox, 92. Smith, 186. 

French, 862. Steele. 869. 

Gilbert, 64, 870. Tlnkham, 186. 

GiUlDgham, 870. Tucke, X, 197. 

Hallowell. 69 - 72. Turner, 28. 

Harr^y, 818. Waller, 74. 

Hill, 189, 268. Wendell, 111. 

Hodges, 870. Whitney, 215. 

Janaen. 111. WUtiams, 297. 

Jonee, 2S6. Worcester, 92. 

Gleanings, 265. 298. 
Gordonian Ineonsistener, 76. 
Groton Inscriptions, 287 
Henry SIchth, Household, 206. 
Heraldry in America, 289. 
mil, Peter of Tork, 189, 268. 
Hong Kong, American ICdltor, 219. 
Hall Inaeriptlona, 207. 
Indian Wars, 1; Origin of, 1-7, 171. 
Indians capture a Wedding party, 188. 
Inacriptiona, 89, 64, 66. 74. 98. 207, 287, 807, 864. 
Janaen, Wendell, Orne, Ito., 111. 
Kellogg Family Meeting, 199. 
KeUogg Genealogy, 201. 
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FrotC, ChftriM, 14S^. 

Hueoek, John, 106, 816. 

Bathora^ Rotert, 296. 

HiU, BiabeUi, 189; Buwd, 189; Bofer, 141 

JohnMo. C, 81-2. 

Lo«^, CharlM, 24. 

Panou, JoDttttMo, 175, 299. 

PeppemU, WUUun, 144,268. 

8«Teimiiee, 8., 22. 

8|»rk«, J«nd, 25. 

Btortr, H. G., 26; JoMph, 14(. 

Warren, Jowpb, 181. 

WMhington. G«orc«, 3C0. 

Wlimn, J. M., 317. 

Winthrop, R. C, 28. 
Ltzlngton Doeamento, 17-21, 209. 
UbiaiiM, Ancient, 75, 3C6- 
Lombard Family, NoCM 249. 
Lonicevltj, mnarkable, 88, 88, 188, 219, 2B8, S70, 

Makteo, BIrthi, A e., 84, 289. 

Maiden Dooomenta, 815. 

Maiden Town Boom, 179. 

Mantacee, Deaths, ft c, 90, 182, SBS, 888. 

Martha^! Vineyard, 88. 

MoKinttrj Memoirs, 281, 821. 

Memolra and Notiew of^ 

Aaehmnty, Robert, 68. 

Bimej, Junes 0., 90. 

Boyse, Joeeph, 66. 

Bradstreet, Ann. 219. 

BoU, William, 285. 

Barke, John, 198. 

Bark. John Krie, 281. 

Bnraham, Abraham, Iflf. 

Conrerse, Jesse, 224. 

Oroewell, Hanr, 288. 



Doty, Jarathlel 90. 

Oage, Jamee, 864. 

Greeley, Kliphalet, 864. 

Greene, Zscbariah, 864. 

Knowlton, Thomas, 806* 

Morse, Bliakim, 184. 

Patterwn, Chester, 181 

Peek, John U , 286. 

8sekeet,C.I>. io A., 286. 

.Baobom, Peter, 185. 

Tncke, Samnel J. X., 197. 

Tyler, Bennet. 286. 

Tyng, D. A., 287. 

Waterman, Thomas, 14C 

Weed, Samuel, 98. 
Mlaneeota Historical floeteiy, 280. 
Names, enrioos ones, 298. 
Nantaeket Document, 188. 
NarratiTe of Col J. Allan, 264. 
Newark, N. J., Historical Notef, 27. 
Newbary Inscriptions, 78. 

sjmmmnm^, 94; ByUwB, 94-6; Pn1 da n t»s 
Address, 97 : OfBceia and Memben, 187-9ai, 868-9. 
New Bnfiand Society oT Qolney, DL, 181. 
New Hampahire Register, 89. 
New Jeraey Genealofical Notss,27-^. 
New Jersey HMocfeal Society, 80. 
New Plymonth Reeords. 858. 
News-Uttrr Bxtiacts, 138, 219. 
Notth Dennis Ineeripfi-ns, 854. 
Note on Lawrence and Pace ffaalHai, 294. 
Notes on the Lombard Family, 249. 
Notes and Qoeiiea, 192, 222. 288, 811 
Odin FamUy G^neatocy , 228. 
Old Age in Woboin, 284. 
Old People, 817. 
Paddock FamUy, 220 
Parris, Bamnel, 68 127. 
I»ayments Tor the Register, 96, 198, 288, 870. 
PennsylTsnla Historical Society, 280. 
Pecitioo of John Smith. 862. 
Piimtes, escape of some, 259. 
Plymouth Colony Beoofds, 811, 868. 
Poetry, 98, 820. 
Piinoe Society Clrenlar, 861. 
Qoertefl See Nona avi) Qrami. 
Qainey (Tli) New &iglaad Sodety, 181. 
Qoiney Insoiptione, 89. 
Reminiscences of Gen. Wanen, 118. 225-89; Ga- 

naan^Ct ) 122. 
Salem WIteheraft, 127. 
Salem (Ct.) Inscriptions, 54. 
Sanborn Genealogical History, 271. 
Sandwich Records, 811. 

Savage's Gleanings 276; Geneatogfeal Diet. 862. 
Seoeom, Thomas, Diary. 267. 
Stoneham Inscriptions. 807. 
Sword of Gen. Patnam, 145. 
Templeton Centennial, 88-8. 
The Mind and the Stomaob, 21. 
The Turn of Life, 88. 
yUteiions. 272 
Waller of Virginia, 74. 
Waltham Kzhiblclon, 80. 
Warwick Reeords, 808. 
Waterman, Thomaa, ReT., 146. 
Watery God, the, 880. 
Wells Geoeaiogy, 157. 
H ells, (Me. ), Indians attack. 188. 
Weaterly, Itfly Settlers of ~287. 
Westfleld Academy, 88. 
WeetoB Documents, 17, 18. 
Whitn^ FamUy, 215. 
Wills, Snifclk, 48, 158, 278. 
Wills of— 

Anehmaty, R., 70. 

Ford, 291. 

Gilbert, 296. 

Osbom, 181. 


PerklnK. 294. 

Tyler, 819. 
Wtoeonsin State Historieal Society, 279. 
York (Me.) sorprised by Indians, m 

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Cuies of Indian Wan — Land not tha Cause.— Other Causes.— Lands not taken from them witboat 
liiei/ Consent.— Plymouth vindicated by Gov. Winslow. — Plymouth's Care for the Indians — 
Voyagers kidnap them. — Hunt, his Apolocv. — Smith's Encounter with some.— Weymouth's 
Conduet.- Harlow's. — Exploit of Pechmo. — ^Eitcape and Exploit of Epenow.— His Attack upon. 
CapU Dermer. 

Thbrb is an extensively prevailing opinion that the Indian Wax of 
1675, 1676 and 1677, generally denominated King; Philip's War, grew 
out of the encroachmepts upon their lands by their white neighbors of 
New England. It will be seen, in the progress of the narrative now 
undertaken, that the land of the Indians was not the cause of the war; 
but that there were other causes, about which very little has ever been 
said. These causes it is intended to explain, before entering upon the 
details of the war. 

Had every white inhabitant who sat himself down by the side of an 
Indian been kind and generous, discovered less of avarice, and not 
taken pains to make himself ofiensive by his unmistakable haughtiness, 
few cases of contention would have ariseh. What is tolerated, or 
rather suffered, in civilized society, is not so easily borne where there 
are no conventional ranks. In civilized society, so called, that part of 
it possessing the greatest wealth are very apt to carry thejnselves in a 
haughty and offensive manner towards the poorer portion. This is qui- 
etly submitted to by the latter. Indians could not understand this; for 
among them all were equal ; and insults were never borne, except by. 
those physically unable to revenge them. 

At the first, that is, when the white people came first among the- 
Indians, the latter looked upon the former as creatures of dinerent 
ilesh and blood ; scarcely animals. But after a time they became en- 
lightened. They saw that men of a different colored skin from their 
own lived by eating and drinking, the same as they themselves did. 
They saw also that the white men were a» susceptible of wounds and' 
injuries in their persons as others of their own color. Hence, in all 
apparent physical circumstances, the two races were equal. Now 

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all this being demonstrated by actual experience, the Indian began at 
length to inquire into the cause of his being treated as an inferior. 
And it was not until he learned that the white man set a high value 
on things upon which he set none, or very little; and he saw, too, that 
when things were in his possession they were of little value, but that 
as soon as they were transferred to the white man's hands they became 
of great value. He therefore said to himself, " It is the Indian's 
property in the white man's hands that gives the white man impor- 
tance, makes him arrogant and covetous; and he despises the Indian 
as soon as his ends are answered, and when the Indian has nothing 
more to part with." 

Neighbors thus circumstanced must necessarily fall out ; and, being 
physically equal, personal collisions will ensue. Therefore, that the 
contentions with the Indians grew out of possession of their lands by 
the white man without adequate compensation, is not a necessary 
condition in accounting for Indian wars, and, so far as New England 
is concerned, is without foundation ; for, however small the compensa- 
tion given for land, it was, as a general thing, all the land was worth 
at that time; nor would it ever have been worth more in the hands of 
the Indians. They could make no use of it, or of but a very small 
part of it. To kill a deer on a hundred or a thousand acres of land 
once in a year was certainly a very small income for so many acres. 

Any one will find, by an examination of all the public records of 
New England, that in no instance was land taken from the Indians 
without their consent, and without what was then considered a fair 
compensation. Cases, indeed, may be foimd where white men settled 
upon land not purchased of the Indians ; but, so far as is known, they 
were always compelled to vacate such possession on complaint of the 
Indians. It should be remembered, too, that the Indians often invited 
white settlers to come and reside among them, giving them freely as 
much land as limy wanted. This kind of acquirement of land, how- 
ever, was never acknowledged by the country ; and, when the Indians 
were tired of such settlers, they were, on complaint of intrusion, com- 
pelled to remove. 

The war with Philip began in the colony of Plymouth ; and there 
were those whoi charged the people there with bringing on that war by 
their injuries to the Indians. But the Governor of that colony wrote a 
letter of vindication to the Rev. Dr. Increase Mather, which the Doctor 
printed in his little quarto history of the war. The letter of Governor 
Winslow is dated the first of May, 1676. In that letter there is 
evidence of great sincerity ; and there can be no doubt of its truth in 
every particular. Indeed, its honest simplicity will ever carry convic- 
tion with it, and is good evidence of the entire integrity of its author. 
Among other things he speaks of the " undeserved aspersions that 
some ignorant, or worse than uncharitable, persons would lay upon " 
that colony " respecting the grounds of these troubles," and adds, " we 
have endeavored to carry it justly and faithfully towards them at all 
times, and friendly beyond their deserts. I think I can clearly say, 
that, before these present troubles broke out, the English did not 
possess one foot of land in this colony but what nxis fairly obtained by 
honest pwrckase of the Indian proprietors. Nay, because some of our 

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people are of a covetous disposition, and the Indians are, in their 
straits, easily prevailed with to part with their lands, we first made a 
law thai none should purchase, or receive of gift, any land of the 
IniianSj mithont the knowledge and allotaafice of our Court; and 
penalty of a fine, five pound per acre, for all that should be so bought 
or obtained." Besides this guard for their security and protection, it 
was provided by the same General Court of that colony, ** that Mount 
Hope. Pocasset, and several other Necks of the best land in the Colony, 
(because most suitable and convenient for them,) should never be 
bought out of their hands." 

Thus the colony of Plymouth took much better care for the Indians 
than the Indians did for themselves; and Governor Winslow very 
justly remarked, that, if those lands had not been reserved by law, 
the Indians would have sold them long before the time he wrote. 
"And," continues Mr. Winslow, "our neighbors at Rehoboth and 
Swanzy, although they bought their lands fairly of this Philip 
and his father and brother, yet, because of their vicinity, that they 
might not trespass upon the Indians, did, at their own cost, set up a 
very substantial fence quite across that great Neck between the English 
and the Indians ; and paid due damage if at any time any unruly horse 
or other beasts break in and trespassed. And, for divers years last past, 
(that all occasion of offence, in that respect, might be prevented,) the 
English agreed with Philip and his for a certain sum, yearly, to main- 
tain the said fence and secure themselves. And if at any time they 
have brought complaints before us, they have had justice impartial and 
speedily, so that our awn people have frequently complained that we 
erred on the other hand in showing them, over much favor ?^ 

It would be a mistake to suppose that any one act or circumstance on 
the side of the English or the Indians was the cause of the bloody war 
which broke out in 1675. But it grew out of a combination of causes, 
already explained, which commenced almost as soon as the English 
traders and settlers came into the country. Even some of the first 
voyagers, through their imprudence, incurred the hatred of the Indians 
on various parts of the coast. As early as 1614, a Capt. Thomas Hunt, 
in imitation of the captains of slavers on the coast of Africa, kidnapped 
twenty-seven Indians in the neighborhood of Patuxet, (afterwards 
called Plymouth,) carried them to Spain, and sold them into slavery. 
Capt Hunt was under the command of Capt John Smith ; but this act 
of Hunt was done without the knowledge of Smith, and was by him 
severely censured. He was left in the Massachusetts Bay, by Smith, 
with orders to make up his cargo of fish, furs, and oil, and then to 
proceed to Malaga; "but this vile act," says Smith, " kept him ever 
after from any more employment to those parts." 

The only apology which can be ofiered for Capt. Hunt is, that, in 
those days, slavery was nowhere considered morally wrong. All 
nations believed it right, and countenanced it under certain circum- 
stances. Hunt was censured, therefore, mainly because he had made 
the trade to this coast dangerous, if he had not entirely destroyed it, 
by provoking the vengeance of the Indians. The Indians were looked 
upon as a degraded, inferior, and faithless race, and no more to be 
regarded than the Africans. This, at least, was the general impres- 

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The twenty-seven Indians carried off by Hunt were, according to 
the statement of Dr. Increase Mather, "sold for twenty pounds a man, 
until it was known whence they came; for then the friars in those 
parts took away the rest of them, that so they might nurture them in 
the Popish religion." The same author says that twenty of them 
were taken at Patuxet, and seven from Nauset, since Eastham. 

This was one of the most serious difficulties which happened before 
the Pequot War ; but it was by no means the only one, and it was 
never forgotten, even to the time of the war with Philip. 

It is not intended to notice all the difficulties between the English 
and Indians which occurred before the war of 1675, but only the most 
important of them ; which will be sufficient to show how animosities 
originated, and how they were from time to time increased and perpet- 
uated, until that war finally burst forth, putting the very existence of 
the entire English settlements in peril, and ending with the destruction 
of the Indian power. 

Before the Indians had much intercourse with the white people, they 
appeared to the latter exceedingly simple, and could be easily imposed 
upon by the selfish, unscrupulous, and crafty. Capt. Smith calls them 
" silly saluages," and says " they were very kind, but in their furie no 
lesse valiant; for, vpon a quarrel wee had with one of them, hee, only 
with three others, crossed the harbor of Quonahassit to certain rocks 
whereby we must pass, and there let fly their arrows for our shot." 
This affair was at Cohasset rocks. As Smith proceeded down the bay, 
'^ vpon small occasion," another quarrel arose. Forty or fifty Indians 
attacked the English, who fired upon them, killing one, and wounding 
another with a shot through the thigh. And yet, as Smith relates, 
in an hour after they made up and became friends again. These 
are some of the events of 1614. 

Many of the natives were carried away from the coast of New 
England besides those kidnapped by Capt Hunt Some of them may 
have gone voluntarily, but those stolen or forced away seized the first 
opportunity to be revenged for such ill usage. Several of these have 
become historical characters. They feigned contentment in captivity, 
and laid plans of escape artfully, which, in some instances, they exe- 
cuted successfully. As several of these circumstances and events are 
of deep interest, and show the progress of the relations between the 
English and Indians, it may be diought by the reader that some of the 
most important of them should be eiven. It is therefore proposed to 
go a step back, and to take up a few of the leading incidents here 
hinted at 

To the kidnapping of several Indians from about Pemaquid, in 
1605, Sir Ferdinando Gorges iniputes the colonization of New England. 
That barbarous act was committed by Capt. George Weymouth ; not, 
however, to make slaves of them, but, by kindly treating them, to 
induce them to give his employers a more perfect knowledge of the 
country than they could otherwise obtain. Yet this is a poor excuse 
for depriving people of their liberty ; for at the bottom of all such acts 
lies the same cupidity which is the cause of robbery and greater crimes. 
Gold and other rich mines were supposed to exist in the country, the 
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It was on the 4lh of June, 1605, that Weymouth put in execution 
his plan of seizing the Indians which he carried from the coast of New 
England, already mentioned. In the account of his voyage, published 
in London, the same year, is a minute detail of the transaction, which 
cannot well be given excepting in the language of the writer of that 
voyage. It therefore follows: "About eight o'clock this day we 
went on shore, with our boats, to fetch aboard water and wood ; our 
captain leaving word with the gunner in the ship, by discharging a 
musket, to give notice if they espied any canoe coming, which they 
did about ten o'clock. He therefore, being careful they should be 
kindly treated, requested me [James Rosier] to go aboard, intending 
with dispatch to make what haste after he possibly could. When I 
came to the ship there were two canoes, and in either of them three 
savages, of whom two were below at the fire; the others staid in their 
canoes about the ship, and because we could not entice them aboard, 
we gave them a can of pease and bread, which they carried to the shore 
to eat; but one of them brought back our can presently, and staid 
aboard with the other two ; for he being young, of a ready capacity, 
and one we most desired to bring with us into England, had received 
exceeding kind usage at our hands, and was therefore much delighted 
in our company. When our captain was come, we consulted how to 
catch the other three at shore ; which we performed thus : We manned 
tlie lighthorseman [boat] with seven or eight men ; one standing before 
carried our box of merchandise, as we were wont when I went to traffic 
with them, and a platter of pease, which meat they loved ; but, before 
we were landed, one of them (being so suspiciously fearful of his own 
good) withdrew himself into the wood. The other two met us on the 
shore-side, to receive the pease, with whom we went up the cliff to 
their fire, and sat down with them; and, while we were discussing 
how to catch the third man, who was gone, I opened the box, and 
shewed them trifles to exchange, thinking thereby to have banished 
fear from the other, and drawn him to return ; but when we could not, 
we used little delay, but suddenly laid hands upon them; and it was 
as much as five or six of us could do to get them into the lighthorse- 
man ; for they were strong, and so naked as our best hold was by their 
long hair on their heads; and we would have been very loth to have 
done them any hurt, which of necessity we had been constrained to 
have done if we had attempted them in a multitude ; which we must 
and would rather than have wanted them, being a matter of great 
importance for the full accomplishment of our voyage." 

Such was the manner in which Capt. Weymouth possessed himself 
of five of the natives, whose names were, as given by the writer of the 
voyage, "Tahanedo, a sagamore; Amoret, Skicow&ras, Manedo, gen- 
'tlemen; and Saffacomet, a servant."* "And so it pleased our great 
God," wrote Sir Ferdinando Gorges, that Weymouth, on his return to 
England, "came into the harbor of Plymouth, where I then com- 
manded. I seized upon the Indians. They were all of one nation, 
but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be 
acknowledged the means, under God, of putting . on foot and giving 
# : 

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life to all our plantations. And, having kept them full three years, I 
made them able to set me down what great rivers run up into the land, 
what men of note were seated on them, what power they were of, how 
allied, and what enemies they had." 

The next year, however, 1606, two of those Indians were sent out 
with Capt. Henry Challons, to aid in trade and discovery in New 
England ; but Challons was taken by the Spaniards, and the Indians 
with him. Their names were, as then given, Assacumet and Manida. 
Yet, after a time, one, if not both, of them returned to England. In 
1607, another of them, Sketwarroes, was sent with Capt. Raleigh 
Gilbert, to aid him in his settlement of a colony at the mouth of the 

In 1611, Capt. Edward Harlow made a voyage to the coast. At 
Monhigon Island he seized three Indians, whose names were Pechmo, 
Monopet, and Pekenimne ; but Pechmo leaped overboard and escaped. 
He was a bold and daring fellow, and determined to be revenged. 
Collecting a few men, he seized upon the ship's boat, cut it from her 
stern, and got off with it, in spite of all the ship's company could do. 
Nor could they retake it, it was so well guarded upon the shore by the 
Indians, with their bows and arrows, who had also bedded it in the 
sand. Seeing that nothing more could be done in the eastern parts, 
Capt. Harlow proceeded southward. At Capoge he succeeded in kid- 
napping two others, Coneconam and Epenow; and at Nohono, Saka- 
weston. With these five Indians he returned to England. 

Some of these Indians had deceived Sir Ferdinando Gorges by 
making him believe they knew where gold was to be found in abund- 
ance ; and he obtained a promise from Epenow to discover it to him. 
Accordingly, Sir Ferdinando sent over Capt. Hobson, in 1614, very 
confident he would make a good voyage, and obtain very important 
information about the riches of the country ; but he was doomed to be 
sadly disappointed. Capt. Hobson had with him three Indians, Epe- 
now, Assacumet, and Wenape. On arriving at Cape Cod, Epenow's 
friends and acquaintances visited the ship, and with them he planned 
an escape. They were kindly entertained by the captain, and when 
they left promised to return in the morning, and to bring some articles 
for trafiic. " But Epenow," says Sir Ferdinando, ** privately, as it 
appeared, had contracted with his friends how he might make his 
escape without performing what he had undertaken, being, in truth, 
no more than he had told me he was to do, though with loss of life. 
For otherwise, if it were found that he had discovered the secrets of 
his country, he was sure to have his brains knocked out as soon as he 
came ashore. For that cause, I gave the captain strict charge to en- 
deavor by all means to prevent his escaping from them. And, for the 
more surety, I gave order to have three gentlemen of my own kindred* 
to be ever at hand with him; clothine him with long garments, fitly 
to be laid hold on, if occasion should require. Notwithstanding all 
this, his friends being all come at the time appointed, with twenty 
canoes, and lying at a certain distance, with their bows ready, the cap- 
tain calls to them to come aboard ; but they not moving, he speaks to 
Epenow to come unto him where he was, in the forecastle of the ship ; 
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that had him in guard, starts suddenly from them, and, coming to the 
captain, calls to his friends, in English, to come aboard ; in the inter- 
im, slips himself overboard; and, although he were taken hold of 
by one of the company, yet, being a strong and heavy man, could not 
be stayed ; and was no sooner in the water, but the Indians sent such 
a shower of arrows, and came withal desperately so near the ship, 
that they carried him away in despight of all the musquetteers aboard, 
who were, for the number, as good as our nation did afford. And thus 
were my hopes in that particular [voyage] made void and frustrate." 

It is clearly seen from the narrative of this succession of injuries, 
that the white people could, from the first, expect nothing but treachery 
in return for the fraud and injustice they themselves had continually 
practised upon the natives of New England. • 

Five years after the voyage of Capt. Hobson, namely, in 1619, Capt. 
Thomas Dermer, another of Sir Ferdinando Gorges' men, came to 
Capoge, the place where Epenow made his escape, and there met with 
him. The shrewd Indian could speak some English, and he narrated 
to the captain his adventurous escape from Capt: Hobson, at which 
account he made himself very merry. He learned from Capt. Dermer 
that he was in the service of Gorges, and made very particular inquiry 
about his old friend, and his affairs. Meantime, he suspected Dermer 
was sent to seize him, and to take him to England. He therefore con- 
spired with other Indians to take the captain prisoner; and they 
actually fell upon him. " But he, being a braue, stout gentleman, '^ 
drew his sword, and freed himself from them ; though not without 
fourteen wounds, some of which were of so serious a nature that he 
WJ4S obliged to go to Virginia to have them attended to. He lived to 
make another voyage to America, and died upon the coast, of fever. 


Faic of a French Ship's Crew. — Another.— Indiaiw visited b^ a Pestilence. — Attack the Pilffrims — 
Strange Proceedings of the Powwows.— Samoset. — Description of him. — Squanto. — His History. 
—Massasoit.— Treaty with him. — Caunbitant —English at Wessagascus. — ^Tbeir Ruin— Plotted 
against by the Indians. — Plymouth declares War against the latter. — Indians ruined in their turn- 
Fremient Disturbances.— Indians bad Lawyers.^Sergt. Walker —Inroad of the Tarratines.^They 
mnrder Bagnai.— War between the Narragansets and Pequots. — ^Murder of Reynold Jenkins. 

From what has been stated it will appear evident that nothing but 
trouble could be expected to follow between the Europeans and Indians 
on this coast, whenever and wherever they came together. The voy- 
agers had incurred their vengeance, and therefore, when they could 
entrap any of them, they took savage satisfaction in treating them only 
as savages knew how to treat them. 

About the year 1616, a French ship was wrecked on some part of 
Cape Cod. Its crew saved themselves and their goods; but as soon, as 
the Indians discovered them they made them captives, and used them 
in their cruel manner, giving them only such victuals as they gave 
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but one; that one married a native, and had posterity. About the 
same time there came another French ship into the Massachusetts Bay. 
This the Indians treacherously captured, and put the whole crew to 
death; and, after plundering it, they set it on fire, and it was con- 

Up to this time the Indians were very numerous along the whole 
coast of New England ; and especially so around Massachusetts Bay, 
the waters of Rhode Island and Connecticut. In 1617, or about that 
time, there came upon them a deadly pestilence, which prevailed to 
such an extent that many places were nearly depopulated ; especially 
the tract of country between the Massachusetts and Narraganset Bays. 
But for this, doubtless, the English could not have obtained a foothold 
in the country at the tftne they did. The pestilence was more fatal, 
probably, in the region of Plymouth than in any other part of the 
country ; and this caused those who came to that place to settle to 
attribute the destruction of the Indians to an overruling Providence, 
that they might not be molested by them. Certain it is the Pilgrims 
met with but few of the natives for some time after their arrival ; but 
when they made their appearance it was in a hostile manner; and it 
was only owing to their weakness that the English were not driven at 
once from that icebound and inhospitable shore, upon which, by un- 
toward circumstances, they had been cast. 

As there had been no intercourse hitherto between the Europeans 
and Indians but what had ended in hostilities, none other could be 
expected now by the latter ; and, accordingly, every motion of the Pil- 
grims was watched. Notwithstanding the pestilence had carried off 
multitudes of them, there were now several tribes dwelling at and 
about what is since Warren, Bristol, Eastham, Wejonouth, and Brain- 
tree. There were, likewise, many seated upon the rivers, far into the 
land ; but of them little was known for a long period. Some time in 
March, 1621, the Powwows of all the tribes assembled " in a dismal 
swamp," and there, " for three days together, held their mysteriotis 
conjurations'' to find out the intentions of the English, that their 
tribes might know how to meet them. The English, however, were 
much at a loss to know what that powwowing affair meant, tnough 
they did not hesitate to pronounce it something diabolical, and that it 
had special reference to them in their coming into the country. Mean- 
while their fears were considerably abated by the appearance of an 
Indian among them. This was Samoset. He spoke to them in their 
own language, and, as he approached their village, uttered, in a firm 
voice, "Welcome, Englishmen! welcome. Englishmen!" His visit 
happened about a month after the great meeting of the Powwows, 
namely, on the 16th of March; and he was the first Indian with 
•whom the English were able to speak since their landing in the pre- 
vious December. He was naked, **only a leather about his waist, 
with a fringe about a span long." The weather was very cold, and, 
:says a writer then there present, "we cast a horseman's coat about 
tiim. He had been with the English at Monhiggon, and knew by 
name the most of the captains or masters of vessels who had for many 
years frequented that and adjacent parts." The Pilgrims questioned 
him << of many things," and he readily communicated whatever he 

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knew ; " said he was not of these parts, but of Moratiggon, and a 
Sagamore. He had a bow and two arrows; was a tall, straight man; 
the hair of his head black, long behind, only short before, and none on 
his face at all." On his asking for beer they gave him '* strong water, 
some biscuit, butter and cheese, and pudding, and a piece of mallard;. 
all which he liked well." He told them that the place where they 
were settled was called Patuxet, and that about four years before, 
all the inhabitants died of an extraordinary plague, and -that 'there 
was neither man, woman, nor child remaining ; and, says the writer, 
" indeed we have found none." 

Through the kind agency of Samoset, the Pilgrims, the next day, 
became acquainted with another Indian, named Squanto, said to have 
been one of those carried away by Capt. Hunt. Thus, by that mfe^ 
fortune, he escaped the pestilence which swept off every -otht* inhab- 
itant of Patuxet, now Plymouth. He had lived some time in England, 
and was with Mr. John Slanie, a merchant in Cornhill, London. He, 
also, could speak some English. Squanto, and likewise Samoset, 
came from Massasoit, rwho, according to Samoset, had in his tribe 
about sixty men ; and or the Nausets he said there were one hundred.) 
They had been sent by him to learn whether the English were friends 
or enemies. And finding them friends, Massasoit himself, with many 
of his men, visited them on the 22d of March, only six days after the 
first appearance of Samoset, and entered into a formal treaty, consisting 
of seven articles. Massasoit and his tribe were friends to the English 
as long as that Chief lived. But a tribe or clan of the Pokanokets, 
living at Mattapoiset, under a Chief named Caunbitant, were dis- 
pleased, and caused them frequent alarms. At length an armed force 
was sent against them, and they were terrified into submission. This 
was in the month of August. 1621 ; and on the 13th of September 
following, Caunbitant and eight other Sachems came to Plymouth and 
signed a treaty with the English. 

In 1622 another settlement of the English was begun at Wessa- 
guscus, since called Weymouth. These settlers were, in general, 
profligate and unruly, and, by their bad management, soon reduced 
themselves so low that even the Indians looked upon them with con- 
tempt This was not all. They cheated and abused the Indians, until 
the latter were determined to exterminate them ; and, it is said, actually 
formed a plot for that purpose. This coming to the knowledge of the 
Plymouth people, very much alarmed them ; because they knew the 
Wessaguscus Colony would fall an easy prey to the Indians, and, 
fearing that might elate them, and so excite their insolence, that they 
would not spare any of the English. They therefore, in self-defence, 
as they argued, declared war against the Massachusetts Indians. This 
first and formal declaration of war in New England was made by the 
Government of Plymouth, on the 23d of March, 1623; and two days 
after, Capt Standish, with some eight men, marched against them. 
After mancBuvring some time, by which he intended to get a large 
Dumber together, and then to attack them, he succeeded in getting four 
into a house or wigwam. Two of these were noted war chiefe; by 
name, Wittuwamet and Peksuot. Standish ordered his men to fasten 
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four Indians, and, after a desperate struggle, put them all to death. 
This was on the 27th of March. Standish soon after returned to Ply- 
mouth, carrying with him the head of Wittuwamet, which he set upon 
the fort. Seven Indians were killed during the expedition. 

This rigorous proceeding of the people of Plymouth stmck such 
terror into the rest of the Indians, in all directions, that they fled from 
their habitations, hid themselves in swamps and unhealthy places, and 
neglected their planting, until many of them perished from diseases 
thus contracted, and the want of the necessaries of life. Nor did they 
recover from the effects of this, blow for a period of near fifty years; 
at the end of which period began the war with the Wampanoags, 
usually called King Philip's War. 

In the mean time the country had been gradually filling up with 
white settlers ; and numerous little settlements called towns dotted the 
landscape in every direction. The Indians became accustomed to their 
strange neighbors, and many of them were convinced that their own 
condition was made better by that people. Those who disliked them, 
and cared not to associate with them, were afraid to make their 
jealousy and hatred prominent; for they were aware of their supe- 
riority in the use of offensive weapons. However, several years before 
the war with Philip began, the Indians had, in various ways, supplied 
themselves with the guns of the English and French, and were apt in 
the use of them. In many tribes they had almost altogether super- 
seded bows and arrows, and the war club. Laws were early made, 
and long continued, to prevent European arms being sold to the In- 
dians; but it was quite impossible to enforce them effectually. 

The natives who were possessed of any prudence well knew that it 
was not to their interest to engage in a war with their white neighbors, 
because they clearly saw the odds was vastly against them. 

Although from 1623 to 1675 there was no general war with the 
Indians in New England, yet there were often and frequent disturb- 
ances,* some of the principal of which it is necessary to recount, as 
they had much influence upon the rise and progress of that war. 
There were also frequent quarrels and murders among the Indians 
themselves, with which the white people had nothing to do ; though, 
after such occurrences, they sometimes espoused the cause of the party 
they considered injured, and used their endeavors to bring the offender 
to punishment. So when any wrong was done to any Indian by any 
of the settlers, justice was speedily extended to the injured party. Of 
course cases would often arise wherein, from conflicting evidence, the 
ends of justice were frustrated. This was oftenest the caseawhen the 
English interfered with the Indians' private quarrels, or quarrels among 
themselves. They were bad lawyers; and it was difficult for them to 
understand the justice of such interference. Hence the party suffering 
by it often determined on taking the first opportunity to be revenged ; 
or, as it used to be said, " to right themselves.'* In this way feuds and 
jealousies were perpetuated. 

* No allaaion to the Peqool War is intended, for I have prefmred a detailed account of H, which 
remains in maniiscript, and which I intend, at some time, lo publish uniform with this. A very brief 
abstract of it may be seen in the History and Ahti^uitixs of Boston. 

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In 1631, Sergt. Richard Walker of Lynn, as he was upon watch, 
about midnight, was shot at by an Indian, and the arrow passed through 
his clothes. He gave an alarm, and a small cannon, called a culverin, 
was discharged, and nothing further was heard of an enemy. 

On the 8th of August, the same year, about one hundred Tarratines 
attacked the Indians living at Agawam, since Ipswich, killed seven 
men, and carried away several captives. They also rifled a cabin 
established there by Mr. Matthew Cradock's men, who were employed 
in taking sturgeon, carrying off their nets and provisions. The Tarra- 
tines were eastern Indians, living beyond the Pascataqua. 

On the 3d of October, one Waher Bagnal was murdered and robbed 
by an Indian. He had a trading stand near the mouth of Saco River ; 
and it is said he had provoked the Indians by overreaching them in 
trade. .Early in the winter following, 1631-2, the Tarratines, perhaps 
the same who had attacked Agawam, met with a boat belonging to 
Mr. Henry Way of Dorchester, in which were five men, one of whom 
was Mr. Way's son. All these they killed ; and, to hide the evidence 
of their barbarity, they sunk the boat with stones. Some of the per- 
petrators were afterwards taken and hanged. 

The next spring the Tarratines came again to surprise Agawam ; 
but, through the prudent management of Sergt. John Perkins, they did 
not dare to land. This time there were twenty canoes full of them. 

At the same time there was a war between the Narragansets and 
Pequots ; and Canonicus, the Narraganset Sachem, came among the 
Massachusetts Indians to engage them to assist him against his en- 
emies. Accordingly two of the Chiefs, Chikataubut of Neponset, and 
Wonohaqueham of Winnisemmet, each with about sixty men, engaged 
in an e^ipedition. The result is not known. 

In August, this year, two of Chikataubut's men were set in the 
bilboes at Boston, ** for assaulting some English people at Dorchester, 
in their own houses, and their Chiefs made to beat them; " but in what 
manner is not stated. 

Sometime in the following month, one Reynold Jenkins of Dor- 
chester, going among the Indians under Passaconaway to trade, is 
killed, while asleep in a wigwam, by one of them. The Chief pursued 
and captured the murderer, and, according to an agreement with the 
English, delivers him up for punishment. They doubtless executed 
him ; but of that no record has been met with. 

At the General Court at Boston, in September, it was ordered that 
Richard Hopkins should be severely whipt, and branded with a hot 
iron on me of his cheeks, for selling guns, powder, and shot to the 
Indians. At the same time the question was considered, whether 
persons offending in this way ought not to be put to death. But the 
subject was referred to the next court, which met on the 3d of October. 
It does not appear to have been then agitated ; though Nicholas Frost, 
for stealing from the Indians at Damerill's Cove, and other less pardon- 
able offences, had a like punishment inflicted on him. Instead of his 
head, a hand was to be branded ; to be banished out of the colony ; to 
be kept in bolts till his fine of five pounds was paid, and damages to 
Henry Way and John Holraan of forty pounds. If ever he returned 
into the colony he was to be put to death. 

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In January, 1633, Poquanum, called by the whites Black Will, for- 
merly sachem of Nahant, living at Richmond's Island, at the eastward, 
is seized by some Englishmen in pursuit of pirates, and hanged. It is 
said he was one of the murderers of Walter Bagnal. 

During the autumn of this year the small pox destroyed great num- 
bers of the Indians. About Pascataqua River nearly all perish. So 
about Boston; the Chiefs Chikataubut, Montowampate, Wonohaque- 
ham, with most of their people, die of it. About Plymouth, too, 
many are carried off by a malignant distemper; with which about 
twenty of the Pilgrims die also. In January following, 1634, it was 
reported that the small pox had swept over the Narraganset country, 
destroying in its course seven hundred of that nation, and that it was 
extending among those westward of them. 

On the 4th of September, 1638, Arthur Peach, Thomas Jackson, 
and Richard Slinnings, (probably an Irishman,) were executed at 
Plymouth for the murder of a Narraganset Indian. Peach was said to 
have been " a young desperado, who had been a soldier in the Pequot 
War, and done notable service, being bold and forward in any des- 
perate attempt." He was principal, and the other two accessories. 
After he came out of the service against the Pequots, instead of going 
to work, he set out to go to the Dutch settlement at Hudson's River, 
and enticed three others to run away from their masters and accom- 
pany him. As they proceeded southward, through the woods, they 
met with an Indian who had a quantity of wampum. They invited 
him to sit down and smoke with them, which he did. Peach proposed 
to his comrades to kill and rob him. They declined having any hand 
in the killing, but left it to Peach to do as he was inclined. He there- 
fore, watching his opportunity, ran the Indian through the bfldy with 
his rapier, leaving him for dead. But, though mortally wounded, the 
sufferer succeeded in reaching some of his countrymen, retaining 
strength enough to inform them who the assassins were, and then ex- 
pired. Soon after, the Narraganset Sachems pursued and captured all 
the party of whites but one, and carried them to Rhode Island, where 
they were put into prison. Meanwhile the Narragansets threatened to 
make war on the English, thinking they had authorized the murder. 
This they were easily induced to believe, because the Pequots had told 
them that, after the English had destroyed their nation, they would 
destroy them likewise. But when they saw the three white men ex- 
ecuted they were amazed, and expressed themselves entirely satisfied. 
That three should be put to death for one Indian they could not well 
understand, knowing the deed was done by one man only. This some 
called " magnifying of justice," and the Indians may have thought it 
was paying for other murders of their countrymen in advance, flow- 
ever, the cause of war at this time was thus removed. 

On the 25th of March, 1639, Massasoit, now known as Woosamequin, 
a name, perhaps, taken by him on the death of his brother, Quade- 
quina, appeared at Plymouth, and desired to renew the treaty which 
he made on his first visit to Plymouth, in 1621. Hisson, then called 
Mooanam, came with him, and with him executed a new treaty, ex- 
pressed in very strong terms of friendship and reciprocity. Woosame- 
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of the Narragansets, who were jealous of him, because he had from 
the first been in high favor with the English. ** Yet it is very re- 
markable," wrote a contemporary,* " that this Woosamequen, how 
much soever he affected the English, was never in the least degree any 
ways well affected to the religion of the English; but would, in his 
last treaty with his neighbors at Plymouth, when they were with him 
about purchasing some land at Swanzy, have had them engage never 
to attempt to draw away any of his people from their old pagan super- 
stition and deviUsh idolatry to the Christian religion, and did much 
insist upon it, till he saw the English were resolved never to make any 
treaty with him more on that account ; which when he discerned he 
did not further urge it,'' The old chief or sachem lived until about 
1660,t at which time he must have been near eighty years of age; for 
in 1621 the Pilgrims say he was then a man " in his best years.'* 

The period from 1638 to the disturbances which are usually con- 
sidered as the immediate causes of Philip's War is full of deep interest 
There was during that time a continued and unbroken chain of events, 
which led to the exterminating war between the Narragansets and 
Mohegans. Those events are closely interwoven with various impel- 
ling and conflicting interests of the English in the two colonies of 
Massachusetts and Connecticut, and have never yet been detailed with 
the justice and impartiality their importance demands. As many of 
the difficulties between those two great tribes grew out of the Pequot 
War, to the history of that war they will be properly deferred. 


Jfooanam, Wamsutta, Alezaoder.— Charged with plotting aeainst the English. — Ordered to appear at 
Pljmouth, and refases.— Is forcibly conveyed tniiher. — Conflicting Accounts as to the manner of 
Treatment in Captivity.— His l>eath.— Ureatly Bewailed. — Philip succeeds him.— His Accession 
Celebraled, which canses Alarm to Plymouth^— He is sent for/— Makes a Treaty w— Family of 

For some time before his death " good old Massasoit " appears to 
have been quite inactive ; and his elder son, Alexander, seems to have 
taken upon himself the affairs of the tribe, as some sales of lands were 
made by him before the death of his father. His name up to about 
this time, was Wamsutta. At what date he threw off the name of 
Mooanam, and took that of Wamsutta, is not known ; but it is very 
probable that on the death of his father he had it changed to Alex- 
ander. Accordingly, soon after that event,| he, with his younger 
brother, appeared at Plymouth, and requested the Governor to give 

* The Rer. WUliam Hubbard, in his Narraiioe of the Troubles, p. 8. 

t Daggett's JHRst. AUiebaroughj 133 ; I. Mather's Re/ation, 70-72 } Morton, N. E, Menu, Sob. anno, 

IBBtj Roger Williams, LetUr xn Knawlee, 406. 

I It b staled by some writers that Massasoit came with his two sons, and requested that they mijffat 
. - .. . . . ,^ , .- . « . .. -^ .. ...... ^j. jjf|^ 

iwvsve Ettglisli names) but Dr. I. Mather, Relation, 70, says (he event was after the death ui juw 
saaoit. Tbere is macn confusion respecting this circumstance. Hubbard, Narrative, 8, speaks of 
MaMasoit's going with Alexander and Philip, his sons, to Mr. Brown's, who lived near Mount Hope. 

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both of them English names. The Governor complied, calling one 
Alexander, and the other Philip. It had now become a custom for 
the Indians to take English names; which, when thus acquired, caused 
them much satisfaction 

Very soon after, or within a year certain, Gov. Prence* of Plymouth 
received information from Boston informing him that a plot was being 
laid by Alexander, which had for its object a hostile movement against 
the English of that jurisdiction. The Governor sent immediately to 
Capt. Thomas Willet,t who resided near Mount Hope, and requested 
him to confer with Alexander, to learn, if possible, what his griev- 
ances were, and to request him to appear at the next court at Plymouth, 
to give his reasons for proceeding in the manner alleged. 

It is not certain that Alexander actually promised to appear, as 
requested ; but, from what passed between him and Capt. Willet, the 
English expected him. Be this as it may, he came not to the court at 
Plymouth ; but in the time of that court, it is asserted, he went over to 
the Narragansets, the very tribe he was charged with bringing into his 
scheme of offence against the people of Plymouth. This heightened 
their suspicions, and they resolved promptly to check any hostile 

Thereupon the Governor and Council of Plymouth ordered Major 
Josiah, or, as then written, Josias, Winslow to take an armed force, 
and proceed to Mount Hope, and 'force the Indian Chief to come to 
Plymouth. This was indeed a highhanded measure on the part of 
that government, and would never have been attempted, but from a 
confidence in its own strength, and in the weakness of the other party. 
The Wampanoags were an independent power, such as it was, and 
had so been treated with from the first. And what renders this pro- 
ceeding the more reprehensible is, that there does not appear to have 
been any real grounds for a suspicion that their Chief, at this time, was 
contriving any mischief himseli, or was conniving with the Narragan- 
sets in any sinister design, at least against the people of Plymouth. 
However, Major Winslow, taking with him Major William Bradford, 
(both sons of governors of Plymouth of their respective names,) and 
about ten mounted men, well armed, proceeded for Sowams, or, as 
often written, Sowamset, now Warren, in Rhode Island. 

To this point in the narrative there is no disagreement in the ac- 
counts of the contemporary writers; but respecting the capture, treat- 
ment, sickness, and subsequent death of Alexander, those writers differ 
very materially; and, as they seem to be very nearly on an equal 
footing for truth and veracity, there is no alternative for the more 
modern historian but to let each of them be heard in evidence in so 
important a cause. 

" The person," writes Mr. Hubbard, " to whom that service was 
committed, was a prudent and resolute gentleman, the present [1676] 

* Thas the governor always wrote bi» name. Here ^ 

if a fae-simile, of 1G30 :— ^ ^^ _ ^ 

t He was son of Thomas Willet who came to CJ 7'Sw/% * QS^/w O/ ^ ^ "^^ 

Plymouth in 1630 5 and the first English mayor of y *^ * T^*' -1^^ ^ • 

New York. He was ancestor of (he late Col. Marinas ' 
Willet of the Revolation. See iV. E, Hitt. and Gen. Regr. ii. 376. 

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Governor of that colony, who was neither afraid of danger, nor yet 
willing to delay in a matter of that moment, he forthwith, taking eight 
or ten stout men, well armed, intended to have gone to the said Alex- 
anders dwelling, distant at least forty miles* from the Governor's 
house; but, by a good Providence, he found him whom he went to 
seek at an hunting-house within six miles of the English towns,! 
where the said Alexander, with about eightyj men, were newly come 
in from hunting, and had left their guns without doors, which Major 
Winslow, with his small company, wisely seized and conveyed away, 
and then went into the wigwam, and demanded Alexander to go along 
with him before the Governor, — at which message he was much ap- 
palled ; but, being told by the undaunted messenger, that if he stirred, 
or refused to go, he was a dead man, he was, by one of his chief coun- 
sellors,^ in whose service he most confided, persuaded to go along to 
the Governor's house. But such was the pride and height of his spirit, 
that the very surprisal of him so raised his choler and indignation that 
it put him into a fever, which, notwithstanding all possible means 
that could be used, seemed mortal. Whereupon, entreating those that 
held, him prisoner that he might have liberty to return home, promising 
to return again if he recovered, and to send his son as hostage till he 
could do so. On that consideration he was fairly dismissed ; but died 
before he got half way home. Here let it be observed, that although 
some have taken up false reports, as if the English had compelled him 
to go farther or faster than he was able, and so fell into a fever ; or, as 
if he were not well used by the physician]] that looked to him, while 
he was with the English ; all which are notoriously false. Nor is it to 
be imagined that a person of so noble a disposition as that gentleman 
at that time employed to bring him, should himself, or suffer any one 
else, to be uncivil to a person allied to them by his own, as well as his 
father's, league, as the said Philip also was. Nor was anything of 
that nature over objected to the English of Plymouth by the said 
Alexander's brother, by name Philip, com- j 

monlv, for his ambitious and haughty /If 9* ^» /£, /TL^O 
spirit; nicknamed. King Philip." yy-t [f^^^^^bb^^ 

Dr. Increase Mather speaks in quite as confident terms about what 
he narrates of the affair as Mr. Hubbard. His account is next in 
importance, and a little more circumstantial, which he gave to the 
public, as follows: " The immediate predecessor of Philip was not so 
faithful and friendly to the English as his father had been; for some 
of Boston having been occasionally [on some occasion] at Narraganset, 

* Ii most he remembered that distances through the wilderness at that time were estimated by not 
▼erj direct Indian paths. 

t Beliei'ed to be at Manpon^et Pond, in Halifax, aboat equidistant from Plymouth and Bridgewater, 
~'~ — » it was known the Indians had a very desirable resort. 

t A very great mistake; perhaps typographical. It should be eifi^ht, I have no doubt. 

i Dr. I Mather says it was by the advice of a brother of John Sassamon. Thbre was a Rowland 
Sassarooo, brother of John. 

I The first physician at Plymouth was Samuel Poller j but 
b» died -in 1633. There was at Plymouth in 1640 a Dr. 
Bfathew Fuller, who removed to Banutable in 1662, and 
died in 1678. Five years before his death he was appointed 
Snmtm General of the military forces of Plymooth Colony. 
— tlucher. He was the attendant upon Alexander, as will 
elsewhere be seen. 

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wrote to Mr. Prince, who was then Governor [1662] of Plymouth, thai 
Alexander was contriving mischief against tne English, and that he 
had solicited the Narragansets to engage with him in his designed 
rebellion. Hereupon Capt. Willet, who lived near to Mount Hope, the 
place where Alexander did reside, was appointed to speak with him, 
and to desire him to attend the next court in Plymouth, for their satis- 
faction and his own vindication. He seemed to take the message in 
good part, professing that the Narragansets, who, he said, were his 
enemies, had put an abuse upon him; and he readily promised to 
attend at the next court. But when the day of his appearance was 
come, instead of that, he, at that very time, went over to the Narra- 
gansets, his pretended enemies ; which, compared witli other circum- 
stances, caused the gentlemen at Plymouth to suspect there was more 
of truth in the information given than at first they were aware of.* 
Wherefore the Governor and magistrates there ordered Major Winslow 
(who is since, and at this day, [1676,] the Governor of that colony) to 
take a party of men and ^tch down Alexander. The Major con- 
sidering that semper nocuit differre paratis, [when prepared to act 
delay is dangerous,] he took but ten armed men with him from Marsh- 
field, intending to have taken more at the towns that lay nearer Mbunt 
Hope. But Divine Providence so ordered, as that when they were 
about the midway between Plymouth and Bridgewater, observing an 
hunting-house, they rode up to it, and there did they find Alexander 
and many of his men, all well armed, but their guns standing together 
without the house. The Major, with his small party, possessed them- 
selves of the Indians' arms, and beset the house. Then did he go in 
amongst them, acquainting the sachem with the reason of his coming 
in such a way; desiring Alexander, with his interpreter, to walk out 
with him, who did so, a little distance from the house, and then under- 
stood what commission the Major had received concerning him. The 
proud sachem fell into a raging passion at this surprise, saying that 
the Governor had no reason to credit rumors, or to send for him in such 
a way, nor would he go to Plymouth but when he saw cause. It was 
replied to him, that his breach of word touching appearance at Ply- 
mouth Court, and instead thereof going, at the same time, to his pre- 
tended enemies, augmented jealousies concerning him. In fine, the 
Major told him that his order was to bring him to Plymouth, and that, 
by the help of God, he would do it, or else he would die on the place. 
Also declaring to him, that if he would submit, he might expect 
respective [respectful] usage; but if he once more denied to go, he 
should never stir from the. ground whereon he stood; and, with a pistol 
at the sachem's breast, required that his next words should be a positive 
and clear answer to what was demanded. Hereupon his interpreter, 
a discreet Indian, brother to John Sausaman, being sensible of Alex- 
ander's passionate disposition, entreated that he might speak a few 
words to the sachem before he gave his answer. 

{To be Continued.) 

* On the other hand it roirbt easily be inferred that the chief neglected to go to Plymoath, bnder 
the belief that be was to go there upon an idle errand ; to counteract a mmnr, the like of which was 
almost an everv-day ocoofrence ; and he did not care to have his own plans of bunting, or oiber 
employments, oroken up to gratify people who bad no right to make such demand upon him. 

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1858.] Lexington^ Concord, and Weston Documents. 17 


S. G. Drake, Esq., Editor N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. 

Dear Sir, — Please find with this copies of four ancient papers in my 
possession. They are as follows : — 

1. Lexington^s Answer to the Petition of John Flint, Esq., and others, 
for a Separate Township. 

2. Weston*s Answer to same Petition. 
• 3. Concord's Anti-Petition. 

4. Concord's Rate List. 

I am not aware that they have ever heen published. Should you con- 
sider them worthy a place in your magazine Ihey are entirely at your 
service. Yours respectfully, Jas. Lawrence Bass. 

Boston^ May 14, 1857. 


To bis Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq^ Cap^ Gen" and Governer in 
Chief in & over his Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England, to the Hon'^ his Majesties Council & the hon^ house of 
Represenatives in General Court Assembled at Boston Sep^ 1735. 
In answer to a Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants & Proprietors of 
the Westerly Part of Lexington In Conjunction with Sundry the Inhab- 
itants of Concord & Weston Exhibited to the General Court & Read in 
the house of Representatives July ye 2^ 1785, & in Council Read & 
concur'd we a Committee of the town of Lexington humbly offer as 
foUoweth : — 

1. — We are are Surprised the said Petitioners should offer to trouble 
this Hon* Court any further when their former petition was with so much 
reason & wisdom Dismissed. 

2. — There is a greater number of families or persons Comprehended 
in the bounds of Land Petitioned for in Lexington who are averse to the 
prayer of the Petition than are Consenting to it as is certifyed under their 

3. — ^We have Sundry families who can make Stronger pleas to be Set 
off than these Petitioners, Lying upon worse roads & at a greater distance 
from our Meeting house & nearer unto other Meeting houses, besides 
these Petitioners chose their Distance for their own accomodations & 
every man cannot think to have a Meeting house at his own Door. 

4. — ^They say they are obliged to Tarry at home, & we in answer say 
to their honor : They attend the publick worship as Constantly as other 

5. — ^They object the Roads are Exceeding bad but we have lately been 
at Charge to Make them Good & we are Sure if they go off from us they 
vill Exchange them for those that are Much worse. 

6. — They say they were opposed by a Considerable number within 
said bounds in their former Petition so Uiey are still & not without Good 
Seasons for it will aggravate their Charge and not lessen the Difficulty of 
their travel or Distance of way as to many of them. 

7. — They say the number of Petitioners is now encreased but it is of 
very unqualified persons & with unreasonable importunity to the great 
regret of some of the subscribers. 

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8. — ^The Lands Petitioned for will make the teritory Larger than ours 
which is a thing unusuall in such Movements, their design then must be 
to make a fat benefice for some body, by Starving the towns they Depart 
from & Spoiling two or three towns to make their own great. 

9. — They humbly pray your Excellency & honours will be pleased to 
take this Case Into your wise and serious Consideration & if our Case 
Come under the same wise and serious Consideration we are humbly of 
opinion this their Petition must be Desmissed as their former was, for 
there is the Same Reason for it in all Respects, save only they have over 
persuaded some to sign and join with them very much to their Disad- 
vantage ds which they have alredy Repented & will have more cause to 
do so afterward. 

10. — ^They say we would not Consent to set them off, we say we Could 
not In Reason do it ; for these very petitioners very lately were very 
forward to bring forward the Settlement of an assistant to the Reverand 
Mr. Hancock & we rejoiced In it but are surprised they should so soon 
meditate a remove & leave us under the Load of the augmented Charge 
which with the Charge of the Rebuilding the great Bridge at the Same 
time lyes heavy upon us (tho we abundantly acknowledge the favour of 
this Hon^** Court in their Grant to us on that account) & it will needs be 
with some reluctancy to the Late Settled Minister as well as to his Rev* 
erand Father to part with so many Good friends at once. 

Finally, we humbly Claim the benefit of that paragraph in our Royal 
Charter page 6^^ wherein it is ordained that all Bodies Politick & Towns 
6ic shall hold ds enjoy such Grants 6i Bounds as have been made by any 
Generall Court formerly hejd & which gives us a right to Petition in the 
present Case & grounds to hope your Excellency & Hon" will deny the 
prayer of the said Petitioners, So shall we ever humbly pray for dec. 

Lexington, 10: of Sept 1735. 

Francis Bowman, 
John Mason, 
JosBPH Bowman, 
In the Name ds behalf of the Town of Lexington — 

A True Copy. 

Examined per Thad* Mason Dep* Sec^'y. 


To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq Cap^ Genr* ds Govern^ In Chief 
in dE over his Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England ds to the Hon^* the Council ds house of Repsenatives in Gen> 
Court assembled at Boston Sept^* 1735. 
May It please your Excellencies dc Hon" 

In as much it was your pleasures at the Sessions in July Last past, 
upon the petition of Sundry the Inhabitants of the Easterly part of 
Concord ds the Northerly part of Weston & of the Westerly part of 
Lexington, to order that the said petitioners Should Serve the towns of 
Concord Lexington dc Weston with Copies of the Petition (wherein they 
pray to be Set off a Seperate Township as therein Expressed) to Shew 
Cause why the prayer thereof Should not be granted. The Town of 
Weston humbly offer their reasons as follows : — 

I. — That the said Town of Weston is but small, Tho' about Seven 
Miles In Length from North to^uth, yet scarce Three Miles wide in the 

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1858.] Lexingtarij Concord, and Weston Documents. 19 

Center & in Considerable parts not above half so much, & great part of 
the land very poor rocky and barren not Capable to be inhabited. That 
there are but about a hundred families in all & many of them in Low 

II. — ^That the Said Town hath lately been at great Cost and Charges to 
build dc finish a Decent Meeting house for the publick worship of God 
not only of sufficient Demensions for the whole town, but it is not near 
fil' when assembled together and this Meeting house stands by the great 
Road & as Surveyors find by the platt within a few Rods of the Centre 
of the Town. So that the Petitioners have little more Reason to Com- 
plain of the Distance or Difficulty than their Neighbours who live at the 
Soufh End of the town. 

III. — ^That iff the Said Petitioners Should be set off by the Large bound 
which they ask for it would be building their new town upon the Ruins 
of Weston, which we suppose Is not doing as they would be Done by 
for that their South Bounds will Come Considerable nearer to Weston 
Meeting house than It is to the Center of the Lands they ask for, and the 
Meeting house in Weston would then be left so unequally Sittuated that 
the town will be in great Danger of falling into the fire of Contentions 
about Removing it or building a new one and providing new ways That 
may be needfuU therunto. 

IV. — ^That the Petition aforesaid Takes from Weston near Twenty 
families (tho severall of them do not subscribe) & Some of the best 
livings in the town, & yet Leaving those they would withdraw to grapple 
with the heavy Charge of Maintaining all the poor in the Town & of 
Maintaining their Bridges & especially the great Cost Bridge over Charles 
River in Watertown, Which from the Reason of things they ought to be 
proportionably subject to Besides the whole support of the ministry 
(whose family we must own) Reasonably requires more maintainance 
than he hath ever received of Weston. 

We further humbly observe that the Town of Weston Contains no 
other Bounds but the same that was formerly Granted to the Ancient 
Town of Watertown & by a Generall Clause In the Royal Charter P. 6 
Confirmed to them Their heirs & Successors & for as much as Weston 
Descended from Watertown dc hold by the Same ancient Bounds to Con- 
cord Sudbury & Lexington &c we humbly hope to Enjoy dc hold the 
Same Bounds by which we were set off a Township, without Diminution 
or alteration which we apprehend will also be agreeable to the Law of 
this Province Made in the fourth year of the Reign of King William & 
Queen Mary entitled an act for Regulating of Townships. Among other 
diings it is hereby Enacted that y« bounds of all Townships Shall be & 
Continue as heretofore Granted & Settled Respectively &c For the 
which reasons the Town of Weston Humbly pray that their Northern 
Neighbours the petitioners may not be set ofi* from them but Remain 
with them to do Duty 6s Receive Priviledges as here to for. 

And the Respondents as In duty Bound Shall Ever pray &c. 

Fra* Fullam, 
James Jones, 
JosiAH Brewer, 
In the names & behalf of the Town of Weston. 
A True Copy. 

Examined per Thad Mason Dep* Sec^. 

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Lexington, Concord, and Weston Documents. [Jan. 


These may Cerlyfie Whom it may Concern that we the Subscribers 
being Inhabitants and Proprietors of that part of Concord which is In- 
cluded in a Petition of John Flint Esq and others Prefered to the Genairil 
Court at theire Sessions in May 1735 praying that the Easterly Part of 
Concord and the Northerly Part of Weston and the Westerly Part of 
Lexington May be Set off a Seperate Town Ship. 

Which if Granted will be Greatly to our Damage Sum of us who 
Dwell with In the bounds set forth in Said petition being nearer to Con- 
cord Meating Hous then we can Sopose we shall be to the Meating Qouse 
in said Township if Granted and the wayes to Concord being very good 
we most earnestly desire that their petition may not be Granted or that 
we may not be Included therein. 

Samuel Heywood 
Yathanel Ball 
John Jones 
Ebenezer Merbiam 
Jacob Taylob 
Sam" Minot 
Sam" Merriam 
Peter Harwood 
Daniel Hoar 
Isaac Taylor 
Joseph Taylor 
Joseph Wooley Jr 
Joseph Meriam 
Thomas Ball 
Sam" Wooley 
Sam" Fletcher 
EBEN>r Tayler 
Joseph Stratton 
A True Copy. 

Examined per 

Eben' Wheeler 

Noah Brooks 

Samuel Hartwell 

Joseph Brooks 

Wid Esther Whittemorb 

Hugh Brooks 

Ebenezer Lamson 

Daniel Brook* 

Thomas Brook* 

Job Brooks 

Nathaniel Whittemorb 

for two Liveings 
Joseph Wheats 
Timothy Samson 
Joseph Billikgs 
Sam" Billings 
John Billings 
Sam" Brooks 

Thad Mason Dep* Sec»y. 

On the back of this paper is the following : — 

Note. — ^There are 19 of the Subscribers within-named who are not 
Inhabitants of that part of Concord pet^ for to be set off, but are all only 
prop''' more or less of Small Woodlots in y« Same who pay out very 
little towards publick charges. 



Simon Dakin 9 

Edward Flint 17 11 

Thomas Wheeler 14 7 

Daniel Parks 

Josiah Blancher 9 8 


Daniel Brooks 
Sam" Brooks 
Thomas Brooks 
Noah Brooks 
Hugh Brooks 

16 3 

18 2 
17 O 
5 II 

* Daniel Brook and Thomas Brook the docnment has it, and 1 80 give the 
Tbey are nndoabtedly meant for Brooks.— J. L. B. 

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Zacheus Parks 


Job Brooks 18 


Nathan Brown 



Joseph Brooks 

1 12 


Daniel Brewer 


Ephraim Heartwell 



Jonathan Green 



Sam" Heartwell 


Joseph Parks 



Nathan** Whittemore 



Josiah Parks 



Widow Whittemore 



Ephraim Parks 



Ebenezer Lamson 

1 12 


Elisabeth Parker 




Timothy Lamson 



Daniel Adams 




Benjamin Whittemore 



Jonathan Dakin 



Ebenezer Townsend 



Abijah Wheeler 


Joseph Wheat 

1 3 


John Fletcher 

Daniel Whitney 



Nathaniel Billing 

Timothy Wesson 



Greorge Farrar 



Stephen Wesson 



Samuel Farrar 






George Farrar Jun 



John Baker 

1 12 


Nathaniel Whittaker 



John Crosset 



Benj* Brooks 



John Hackfarlin 



Joshua Brooks 




John More 


Joseph Wheeler 



Sam" Hunt 



Ebenezer Brooks 



Ebenezer Hunt 



Benjamin Wheeler 



Daniel Billing 
Amose Heald 

1 8 


Jonathan Whitney for 



Ephraim Flint's Living 



Sam" Billing 

1 7 


and his own Stock 

Joseph Billing 



William Hager 

Benjamin Lull 
John Billing 
John More Jun*^ 
George Crawford 
Eben Stow 










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A True Copy of what the Respective persons above Named (Inhabi- 
tants of Concord) was Rated to the Province Tax in the year 1734. 

Certified per Samuel Hetwood Town Clerk. 

A Copy. 

Examined per Thad Mason Dep* Sec'^. 


Dr. Nott, recently, in some remarks to the junior class at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., stated that many years ago, when the 
students went to take their meals together in the subterranean portico of 
the South College, he was one day in the midst of an interesting lecture 
when the breakfast-bell rang, and symptoms of uneasiness were very 
evident among the class. Stopping in his lecture, he remarked, that '' all 
who thought more of eating than of knowledge might leave.*' All left 
with the exception of two ; one of them was the late Dr. Cuyler of Phil- 
adelphia, and the other the late John C. Spencer. — ^[20 Oct., 1855. 

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22 Letter from S. Severance^ 1776. [Jan. 


Netcburypori, June 28, 1856. 
Dkajl Sib, — If the followiag scrap of biographical history and letter 70a should 
deem worthy of insertion in your Register, they are at yonr disposal. 

Yours, respectfully, £. Gbobob Adams. 

Samuel Severance, the writer of the following letter, was a native of 
Kingston, N. H. He enlisted in the Revolutionary army, and served 
about three months. He was in the battle of Bunker Hill, and brought 
home a small stone, which is now in the possession of my wife's family, 
as a memorial of that eventful day. The letter is addressed from Med- 
ford to his wife at Kingston. Her maiden name was Hannah Winslow. 
I have retained the spelling, ^., of the letter, and as a relic of those 
days that tried men's souls, I thought it would be interesting to your many 
readers. I will relate a little incident to illustrate the social life and the 
privation of those times. When the postman came round to convey let- 
ters from the inhabitants of Kingston, as well as any little necessaries 
from their friends, to the soldiers in the service, Mrs. Severance sent to 
her husband some green beans, with a piece of pork to cook with them, 
and some Indian meal to make him a pudding, while his little daughter, 
six years old, picked him a pint of berries to put in it ; which he grate- 
fully received, while the soldiers stood looking on with tears in tlieir eyes, 
wishing they had a wife or children to send them a like present. Mr. 
Severance was taken sick with the camp disease, and was forced to re- 
turn home. This little daughter's name was Hannah, and married Henry 
Adams of Newbury. When Mr. Severance returned to his home, he was 
so haggard, and pale, and changed, that this daughter, in her fright at the 
singular looks of a stranger, as she deemed him, fled, and hid herself be- 
hind the door. Henry Adams had a daughter Hannah who married Eb- 
enezer Plumer of Newburyport, whose only child, Sarah Cobb Plumer, is 
my wife. I would slate that though the spelling of the following letter 
is poor, the penmanship is very creditable. 



madford July th 17, 1T75, 
these Lines comes to you, my lovelng wife and dear children, hoping in 
the marcy of god that you are all well, and 1 hope in gods time I shall be 
restored home again ; but if not, I beg of god that we may so live in this 
world that we may spend wone day in each others preasents in a world of 
glory, for I put noe trust in the arm of flesh, but my trust is in god alone 
for life and mearcy, and I hope in the mearcy of god that he will cary 
you throu all your treble and diflctiles that you have to pas throu in this 
life, my love to father and mother, to brother John and wife. I hope 
that you are all well, and the rest of my friends, to my wife ; what money 
I send home to you, you may take care of it. if you have aney prosp*?.* 
of corn, I would have that old cow have a peas on her horns, so I have 
noe more at the preasent, so I remain your Loving housband til death peart. 

Saml. Severance. 

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1858.] The Eliot Bureau. 23 


Jamaica Blain^ July 17, 1857. 
To S. G. Drake, Esq. 

Dear Sir : — In my communicatioD, addressed to you Sept. 1st, 1855, 
and published in the October number of the Genealogical Register, to- 
gether with a drawing of the article of furniture in my possession, by 
James O'Bryan, which I then called the " Eliot Bureau," I gave a history 
of the manner in which it came into my possession, its condition at the 
time, and the alterations I had made upon it, so that its genuineness, in 
future time, might not be thrown into doubt. I also gave several items 
of testimony which seemed to establish the fact that the article was once 
the property of the revered Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. 

Since that time, I have received letters from several gentlemen who 
had read my former communication on the subject, and I send you some 
of these letters, together with extracts from others, relating to this ques- 
tion, so that, in view of all the evidence in the case, the public may come 
to a more satisfactory conclusion respecting its identity than they other- 
wise could. 

The first extract I shall give you will be one contained in a letter from 
my old and respected friend. Gov. Levi Lincoln, whose opinion and judg- 
ment I learned to appreciate and respect most highly, during a long 
period of service in a public office under him. In a letter of Dec. 8th, 
1855, he says : — 

" In reference to the * Cabinet^ you have shown yourself a literary 
artificer of great excellence ; out of the rough and neglected materials, 
you have constructed two beautiful articles — one physical, the other 
intellectual. In both respects I think you have well made out ' the case,' 
and upon the evidence, I pronounce it the veritable ' Eliot Cabinet.' You 
must richly prize the article for its intrinsic and associate value." 

Hod. Robert C. Winthrop replied as follows : — 

"I thank you for a copy of your interesting account of the Eliot 
Bureau. I heartily wish it were in my power to add any thing to the 
strength of the testimony by which you trace up this relic of the olden 
time to the venerated Apostle to the Indians. But you have made a 
strong case of presumption, and I can hardly doubt that ' I. E.' designated 
John Eliot." 

Mr. Winthrop intimates a doubt as to the significance of the letter " A." 
He says : — 

" Whether the ' il ' stood for Anno, or for Anna, the name of Eliot's 
wife, you do not intimate. The wife's name, as you doubtless know, was 
Hannah Mumford ; but it is entered on the Roxbury records at least once 
as ^^niz.^ Our fathers were rather fanciful in their mode of combining 
the initials of husband and wife upon silver plate. I am not so familiar 
with marks upon furniture." 

I will remark, in passing, that Mr. Winthrop, who doubtless gave the 
subject very careful consideration, and whose eminent fitness to express 
ao authoritative opinion upon it is beyond question, scarcely doubts that 
the letters ^* I. E." designated John Eliot. As to his intimation that the 

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24 The Eliot Bureau. [Jan. 

letter " A " may have been the initial of his wife's name, because the 
initials of both husband and wife were often placed upon articles of plate, 
it may be said — first, the fact that the name of Eliot's wife was Hannah, 
is quite opposed to the idea of the use of the letter A to represent her 
name ; for, although it may have been found on the Roxbury records " at 
least once " as Ana, it is quite unlikely that A would be used in the place 
of H upon this article of furniture, if the purpose was to designate her 
name. In the next place, this intimation does not apply to the Bureau, 
because the letters I and E are eighteen inches apart, upon the same 
horizontal line, and the letter A is nearly eighteen inches below them 
both. The figures 1681 are eight inches below the last letter, which 
clearly indicates that each had a distinct meaning, independent of its 
relation to the others. 

Rev. Dr. Lowell has communicated to me his opinion also, which is 
the more valuable by reason of his having made the sufierings and char- 
acter of Eliot the subject of his distinct consideration, using the following 
language in reference to him, in a sermon preached at the dedication of 
a church in Natick, in 1828 : — 

^^ How interesting are the associations which are connected with this 
place, and this occasion 1 Nearly two centuries ago, this spot was first 
consecrated by the rites of religion. It was then that the apostolic Eliot 
imparted to the rude, untutored children of the forest, the light of Divine 
truth, and the wilderness echoed the voice of Christian prayer, and the 
Bongs of Christian praise. We revert with admiration to the wearisome 
pilgrimages, and the toilsome and perilous, though patient and persevering 
labors of this holy man. Imagination delights to go back through the 
long tract of time, and see him travelling on foot, with his staff and his 
Bible ; or surrounded by his Indian children, with no altar but the trunk 
of the forest tree, and no canopy but the vault of heaven, yet cheered by 
the consciousness of devotion to the best of causes, and by the hopes of 
success. We honor thy memory, devoted servant of the Lord Jesus ! 
Though no fruits of thy labor remain, thou hast erected a monument to 
thy praise in the hearts of the pious, in all times, who shall hear the story 
of thy toils and thy sufferings, and hast secured to thyself a portion with 
those who, * having turned many to righteousness, shall shine as the 
brightness of the firmament, and as the stars, forever and ever.^ *' 

In his letter to me he says : — 

" I cannot doubt that I have, from time to time, acknowledged your 
kindness in sending me your interesting and valuable communications 
respecting your honorable and honored family, and the precious Eliot 
Antique, of which you are the favored possessor. You make out a strong 

The next letter from which I shall extract will be that of the diligent 
antiquarian, J. Wingate Thornton, Esq. of Boston, a grandson of Judge 
Gookin, and connected by marriage with the Eliot family. He says : — 

^' I notice that on page 331, you make Capt. John Smith's hero, Daniel 
Gookin of Virginia, 1621, identical with the Major General of Massachu- 
setts, but the latter was the son of the former.'* 

As I have reason to think Mr. Thornton is correct, I am happy to state 
his remark here. As to the '^ Bureau,^' he says : — 

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1858.] The Eliot Bureau. 26 

"I rejoice that this memento oi that Christian hero and apostle— 
ELIOT — is in the possession of one who can so well appreciate his 
greatness, and rightly value what is so hiended with his memory, and 
I wish that every successive owner may preserve it with like sacred 

J. J. Clabke, Esq., late Mayor of Roxbury, says : — 

^' You seem to make it almost certain that this article of furniture once 
belonged to the Apostle Eliot. It is sufficiently well established to awa- 
ken, and keep alive, all the feelings which are inseparable from the con- 
templation of his many virtues ; and that alone is enough to render it of 
great value." 

The following letter from President Jared Spares is quite gratifying : — 

*' Cambridge, Nov, SOth, 1855. 
" My Dear Sir, — Please to accept my thanks for your kind attention in 
sending me your interesting account of the Eliot Bureau. Such a case 
scarcely admits of absolute demonstration, but it appears to me that the 
facts, as you have brought them together, give the highest degree of 
probability to the conclusion at which you have arrived. At any rate, 
you may fairly claim this curious specimen, of antiquity tCLhave.belpxigQjd^ 
to the Apostle Eliot, till some person, more learned and ingenious than is 
likely to be found, shall prove the contrary. 

" I am, dear sir, with great regard, very truly yours, 
"Gen'l Sumner." Jared Sparks. 

The next letter I give is that of Hon. Franklin Dexter of Boston :-»— 

" I have received the copy you were kind enough to send me of your 
description of the Eliot Bureau. You are certainly very fortunate in 
possessing such a precious relic of antiquity ; and I think no one can 
deny that you fairly trace it, by presumption, to John Eliot, or at least to 
his son John, — and if to the son, then probably through him to the father, 
as it appears to have been of foreign workmanship, and therefore brought 
out by the venerable Apostle from England." 

To the suggestion that the ownership of the Cabinet is traced through 
the son to the father, the chronological order of events in the history of 
the family is opposed, since the son died first, in 1668. This renders it 
probable that it came into the possession of the widow of John Eliot, Jr. 
subsequently, she being a daughter of Gen. Gookin. 

As the last of the corroborative testimony, from the opinions of gentle- 
men eminently qualified to judge correctly upon the subject, I give an 
extract from a letter of John Codman, Esq. of Boston : — 

" I have received, and read with much pleasure, your pamphlet on the 
subject of the Eliot Bureau. It is a matter of which I have no knowl- 
edge ; but I think, to say the least, that you have made out a very fair 
case, and the presumption that you have a valuable relic of the Indian 
Apostle is very strong. 

" That you have drawn out the very beautiful verses, at the close, I 
think a matter on which you may congratulate yourself.* 

* Bj Mrs. Susan H. Todd, daughter of the late Aaron Hill, Esq. of Cambridge, and 
gmd-danghter of Edmund Qnincy. See Genealogical Register, Oct. 1856, page 838. 

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26 • The Eliot Bureau. [Jan. 

" I hope and think probable that you may meet with evidence which 
would establish your theory, as to the history of this Cabinet, even in a 
court of law." 

Thus, in addition to the evidence which I have before adduced to sup- 
port the opinion that the Cabinet belonged to Mr. Eliot, I have given the 
views of several eminent gentlemen, as above. But lest, upon investiga- 
tion, it should be said by any one that it came from a man by the name 
of Scammon, in N. H., and not from the Gookin family, I am happy to 
be able to add direct testimony upon that point. 

Mrs. Harriet Gookin Storer, an elderly lady, now visiting at Mr. 
Steele's, her son-in-law, at Jamaica Plain, a daughter of Judge Daniel 
Gookin, says, in reference to the Eliot Bureau : — 

" I very well recollect that when I was quite young, my father had an 
old piece of furniture, like the one I have seen at General Sumner's, be- 
sides many other articles of antique furniture, brought from England. I 
distinctly recollect that a Mr. Scammon, who worked for my father, and 
who lived at Stratham, which is doubtless the place where Dr. Swett 
obtained the Bureau, asked my mother to let him have it. She told him 
he might, and he took it away ; but whether it was given to him, or he 
paid for it, I do not know. It was probably given to him, as my mother 
wanted «to get rid of some of the old furniture which was in the way, I 
have no doubt that the Bureau or Cabinet which General Sumner has, is 
the identical piece of furniture that Mr. Scammon had of my mother, and 
that it came to my father's family from John Eliot, though I have no 
recollection of ever having heard any one say where it came from. 
There never was any other person connected with my father's family, or 
those of his ancestors, whose initials were I. E., except John Eliot" 

This testimony of Mrs. Storer is strongly corroborative, and indeed 
seems to place the identity of the " Eliot Bureau " in my possession, and 
the article sold or given to Mr. Scammon, beyond a /doubt, and at the 
same time confirms the statement of Dr. Swett, which was published in 
my former communication ; for, although he was told by the people of 
whom he obtained it, ^' that the parents of one of them had owned it fifty 
years," he says also they were "very poor, and ignorant in propor- 
tion," and they were therefore not likely to be very accurate as to the 
date of the ownership. Mrs. Storer thinks it might have been in their 
possession forty years ; and that period would carry the ownership back 
to the time when her mother parted with it. Mr. Scammon was not a 
relative of the Gookin family, as stated by Dr. Swett, he having been 
misinformed in that particular probably. Mrs. Storer states that Mr. 
Scammon lived in her father's family some time, and thus the idea may 
have arisen in Dr. Swett's mind that he was a relative of the family, or 
some of Scammon's descendants might have so understood it. 

Having thus established, in my own opinion, the identity of the Cabinet 
as John Elliot's, the only article of furniture remaining that ever belonged 
to him, I have perhaps rendered it worthy of the acceptance of Harvard 
University or the Massachusetts Historical Society, to one of which I 
intend to devise it. 

Respectfully, your ob't serv't, 


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1868,] Newark, One Hundred Years Ago. • 27 

[From &e Newark Daily Adyertiser. Commnnicated bj S. H. Cokoar, Esq.] 
There are those, Mr. Editor, who doubt the correctness of your state- 
ment in introducing to your readers the article from Putnam^s Magazine 
for June, that " the College was on what is now Washington Park." 

We believe S. L. was " Samuel Livermore, A. M, LL. D., Col. Dart 
1792, in Cong. Amer. Deleg., Reip. Neo. Hant, Cur. Sup. Jurid. Prin., 
et Gub. Cong. Rerumpub. Foed. Sen. et Repr." of the Catalogue of 
Nassau Hall, and a clever fellow of course. William Camp, at whose 
house S. L. boarded in 1752, was a great grand-son of that Wm. Camp, 
of Milford, who was married to Mary Smith, of New Haven, in 1661, by 
Deputy Governor Gilbert — the magistrate, not the minister, being in the 
opinion of that peculiar people the proper person to perform that cere- 
mony. They came to Newark. Their son Samuel succeeded in the 
occupation of the old home lot. Nathaniel, one of the sons of Samuel, 
was the father of William, John, and Nathaniel. William seems to have 
been a house-keeper, willing to make a trifle by keeping boarders, at 7 
sh. per week, like others who it is said enlarged their dwellings to accom- 
modate the Collegians. He may have lived then in the ancestral man- 
sion, but, where is the evidence? In 1761, Camp's Dock, (the Stone 
Dock subsequently^ was one of the improvements on the Passaic, and 
seems to have haa its name from him as its constructor, or owner, he 
living in the vicinity. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1762, 
we find him selling at the following prices: — 1-4 lb. pepper, 6d — 
1-2 lb. tea 5 sh.— 12 lb. nails, 10 sh.— 208 feet pine boards, 18 sh. 8d. In 
February, 1763, he purchased 248 lbs. Beef at 4 pence half-penny, 
York money. Clams, those excellent bivalves, were then lOd per 100— 
Salt Pork 6d per lb. Pigeons were a shilling the dozen, the gizzards 
included for medical purposes, and Spirits to wash down the substantials, 
1 sh. per quart. Of his doings in 1766, we have a notice, with an official 
seal attached, as follows : 

Port Perth Amboy. 
Know ye that William Camp hath entered on board the Shallop Lovely 
Lass, Samuel Hays Master, Bound on a Cod Fishing voyage to the 
Eastward, Two Barriis of Beef, Six Barrils of Pork, One Ton of 
Bread, and Seven Barrils of ilouer for the Use of Seamen, Mariners 
and fishermen belonging to said Sloop. Dated at the Custom House, 
Perth Amboy, ye 12th May, 1766. John Barberik, CoU'r. 

After an absence of five months, the Sloop was permitted to return as 
follows : 

Permit Samuel Hays to load the Sloop Lovely Lass, for New York, with 
PickM Fish. Dated at the Custom House, Canso^ this 11th Day of 
Oct., 1766. Jon. Binney, CoWt. 

To the Waiters. 

Her Master, afterward Maj. Samuel Hayes, alias " Bark Knife," so 
called from the resemblance of his sword to that instrument, was associated ' 
with Joseph Hedden, Esq., and Thomas Canfield, (Hedden^s brother-in 
law,) as Commissioners for the sale of forfeited estates during the war. 
All of them were particularly disliked by "the Loyalists," and all were 
surprised, and taken to New York. William Camp was also captured, in 
Nov. 1776, and died in New York, Jan. 3, 1777. aged 47. GoOqIc 

28 Newark^ One Hundred TeBirs Ago. [Jan. 

Mr. Sol. Davis was doubtless thankful for the sixpence he received for 
bringing S. L.'s gown " from New York." Sixpences were not plenty as 
blackberries, in those days. Solomon Davis, four years after, was credited 
4 sh. 6d. for his son Comfort Davis^s driving plough six days. Comfort, 
however, probably found something comfortable on his employer's table, 
in addition to his ninepence per day. In 1754 ^^ the Society of Newark 
Mountain" was about building "in the General after the model of the 
Meeting House in Newark." Justice Harrison, Deacon Freeman, Sam. 
Cundit, Stephen Dod, Joseph Harrison, and David Williams, had 3sh. 6d. 
per day for " taking down the Sealing of the Old Meeting House." — 
Deacon Freeman, Justice Harrison, William Crane, Thomas Williams, 
Samuel Cundit, Jun., Isaac Cundit, John Cundit, Stephen Dod, David 
Williams, Capt. Williams, and Isaac Williams, " laid sleepers," in the 
New Meeting House, at the same rate per day. The accounts also shew 
that " a quart of rum and a quarter of sugar " was worth 1 sh. 3d., or 
equal to one-third of a day's work, or S. L.'s board for one day. 

S. L. also paid Dr. Turner 5 sh. for 5 days' board, the washing of 5 
shirts, and " bringing up my chest." Dr. William Turner, besides mak- 
ing these apparently reasonable charges, we know wrote a fair legible 
hand, which is more than some physicians and lawyers were ever guilty 
of. He died Feb. 18, 1754, aged 42. His firet wife, Mary, March 3, 
1787-^, aged'25r" His' second, Rachel, in Sept. 1741, aged 16, accord- 
ing to the transcriber of the lines from her memorial — 

" God dealeth just, none maj complain, 
Tho' Tomer is left alone again.'' 

His third wife was Mehetable, the widow of Benjamin Campiield. His 
step-son was a Jabez Campfield. A grandson, William, son of Daniel 
and Sarah Turner, died in 1775. Laid near his grand-parents, they in- 
scribed on his memorial, 

** The Sweet Remains of Billie here may lay. 
Until ye Besarrection mom in peace." 

In 1741, when Dr. Turner paid 38 sh. and 6d. for *' the feed of the 
burying ground," he did not foresee that in a century after his decease, 
his professional brethren, perchance patrons of resurrectionists and skilful 
to cure, or kill, secundum artem^ would lay the foundations of a theatre for 
their experiments amidst his crumbling bones, and, unlike Hamlet, never 
ask — Why may not that be the skull of a doctor } — if permitted to rob 
Turner's grave. There may be " peace " in the new well -protected 
cemeteries, where the sons hope to lie 'neath towering marble, but the 
fathers are neglected and forgotten. 

S. L. paid E. Crane (Elijah or Elihu) for a "barrel of cyder" 14 sh., 
and I. Shippen, 40 sh., York, " towards the bottles." In I. Shippen we 
recognize the student who gives an account of President Burr's three 
days' courtship, and his marriage to a young lady, " rather too young, 
being only about twenty-one " — the President being then 36. (Vide 
Stearns, p. 192.) The writer for Putnam says, Jersey men " may read 
with pride the evidence of the antiquity of a branch of industry that 
now reflects honor upon his State from all parts of the country," and fills 
many a champagne bottle, he might have added. Of its antiquity it may 
be said, that in the inventory of the estate of Matthew Campfield, of 
Newark, in 1673, we find *' syder *' — and Deputy Governor Rudyard 
■ays, in 1683, " at a town called Newark, 7 or 8 miles hence, is made 
great quantities of Syder, exceeding any we can have from New Englaad, 

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1868.] Newark, One Hundred Tears Ago. 29 

or Rliod Island, or Long Island. I hope to make 20 or 30 Barrels out of 
our orchard next year, as they have done who had it before me ; for that, 
it must be as Providence orders." 

But where was the building in which S. L. was instructed by the 
President and Tutors of the College in Newark ? Was it upon " the up- 
per Common," now Wasliington Park ? Some of those who witnessed 
the burning of the Academy, on that night memorable in the revolutionary 
history of Newark, when Joseph Hedden was taken from his residence, 
now No. 126 Broad street, in an arctic winter, and driven but half-clothed 
to New York, when questioned, have replied, that no College ever stood 
there to their knowledge. On March 8, 1774, the Town voted " that a 
School House may be built upon any of the Common Land in Newark, 
and the particular place shall be where a major part of the Subscribers 
in value shall appoint." On March 14, 1775, the Town " Voted unani- 
mously, that one acre and a half of land in the Town Common, at the 
North End of the Town, may be taken up for the use of the New Acad- 
emy, lately erected on said Land." 

The ancient fillibuster, Aaron Burr, was bom very near where now 
Alderman B. hands out " the weed," and his neighbor M. the candies to 
young fillibusters, and others. There lived the President, and as he was 
never while the College was at Newark assisted by more than two tutors, 
that may have been the point to which the steps of S. L. were directed, 
whether boarding above or below. Commencement exercises may have 
been held in the church, then standing on " the town Lot." This appears 
to have been nearly finished in 1714, when it was voted that the old floor 
in the Meeting House, should ^' be made use of for the making a floor in 
the School House in the middle of the Town," and also, ^^ that John 
Fford should have liberty to set a Mill below the old Mill, and that he 
should have a quarter of an acre of Land." It does not appear, however, 
that John Fford tarried long in Newark. He seems to have kept on his 
way from ^^ Quonebog, up New London River," and died in Hunterdon, 
(now Morris county,) in 1721, the father of the Fords, of that county. 
These notices of contemplated improvements in our village, are gathered 
from lost Minutes of Town Meetings, recently recovered. Where is the 
document that will give facts concerning the building occupied by the 
collegians, from 1748 to 1756, if one existed, other than the County 
Court House, in which, it is said, the public academical exercises were 
generally performed ? 1857. 

T. M. 

Stephen Davis was one of those who, in 1667, associated to ^* endeavor 
the carrying on of spiritual concernments, as also civil and town affairs, 
according to God and godly government," on the banks of the Passaic. 
His home lot o^ six acres was bounded by Aaron Blatchly^s and Samuel 
Plum's, the river and Broad street. It is written that in 1687, when John 
Brown, Jun., and Joseph Walters were appointed by the town to seal 
measures and weights, *^ it was agreed that Benjamin Baldwin's or Stephen 
Davis' half bushel shall be the standard which shall be thought most suit- 
able, and all measures shall be sealed with an N, and all weights shall be 
tried with brass weights if they can be had, and if not, by Stephen 

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30 Newark. — Rev. Alexander Campbell. [Jan. 

Davis^s weights, which have been sealed in New York. And on Feb. 
14th next every One as has measures or weights shall bring them to the 
prison, that they may tried and sealed, and for cutting and sealing every 
measure they are to have three pence in money, or four pence in other 
pay, and for weights as they can agree. Stephen Davis was a prominent 
public man for more then twenty years. His sons were John, Thomas, 
and Jonathan. 

Of the score of Davises whose names appear in our directories, some 
may feel interested in the ancestral mansion, and the mysterious initials 
which appear on its walls, since their covering has been removed. It, 
like those of the Bruens, Cranes, Camps, and others, built early in the 
last century, is to give place to the more splendid residences or churches, 
of those who know little and care less about the men, who, in their day, 
erected schoolhouses and churches, but now, to the disgrace of this city, 
are denied decent sepulchres. Even these are coveted, that their site 
may be appropriated to purposes not contemplated by the grantors, or 
anticipated by the occupants. 

Thomas Davis was born before the settlement of Newark, and died 
Jan. 26th, 1738-9, aged 78. Mary, his wife, died May 10th, 1732, aged 
67. The initials of this married pair, according to the custom of those 
days, were graven upon the walls of their dwelling, as, after their death, 
their names and age were, upon the memorial placed to protect their 
bones from insult. The date, 1713, indicates that its foundations were 
laid before the Kitchells, Lindsleys, Cranes, Pruddens, and Canfields, the 
cotemporaries of Thomas Davis, had emigrated to the Western country, 
DOW Morris county, and while the red men where yet in the enjoyment 
of the rights reserved by them, in their bill of sale, fishing in the river, 
or hunting in the forests on its banks. Queen Anne being on the throne 
of England. The sons of Thomas Davis were Thomas, Jonathan, Ste- 
phen and James. His sons-in-law were John Vanderpool, the husband 
of Apphia, and Thomas Ball the husband of Sarah, who, it is said, 

« Had Rachel's Beaatv, Leah's fhxitfal Womb, 
Abigail's Wisdom, Lydia's faithful Heart, 
Martha's jost Trust, and Mary's better Fart." 

Those who now possess the houses and lands of the ancient inhabitants 
of Newark, may have a good title, but some pf them seem yet to have 
to learn that they have not a right to make merchandise of their bones. 
Young America in sport mutilates the memorials of the founders of this 
city, unrebuked by men who hope for a part in the resurrection of the 
just, yet appear to prefer gain to godliness, calculate the value of their 
graves for building lots, and would gladly appropriate God^s acre for a 
hospital yard and highway, while the public grounds, not allotted by the 
founders of the city for a sacred purpose, are carefully protected. Is it 
because those men desired to carry on civil and town affairs according 
to God and godly government, that these things are so, in this City of 
Churches? li. p. 

Rev. Alexander Campbell. — ^A paragraph has been going the rounds 
of the papers, and been copied into this, which states that the Rev. Alex- 
ander Campbell, of Bethany, in Brooke county, died in New Orleans on 
the 27th ult. This is a mistake. The reverend gentleman who died w^&s 
another and a different person. Alexander Campbell, of Bethany, the dis- 
tinguished theologian, is not only not dead, but we are glad to learn is en- 
joying excellent health. — Richmond Dispatch^ 25 July, 1855. 

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1858.] Bhunt of Tmnessee. 31 


[From papers in possession of Chasles H. Mobse, Esq.] 

Clarksvilhy March 21, 1852. 

Dear Sir — I received your letter making inquiry of the family of 
William Blount. I regret that I cannot give you as full a history of that 
family as I ought. My library has been open to my friends for twenty 
years, and Hay ward's History of the State has been taken off, and other 
pabllcations in relation to its early settlement, so that I have to rely in my 
statements mainly upon my recollection. 

Jacob Blount was a member of the Provincial Assemblies called in 
1775 and 1776, from Newborn, Craven County, and had four sons ; and 
perhaps others, of whom I have not heard. William Blount, the eldest, 
was a member of the Assembly from Newborn in 1780 — was sent to 
Congress in 1782-3 ; again to the Assembly in 1784-5, and again to 
Congress in 1786-7, and signed the Constitution of the United States. He 
was the Territorial Governor of Tennessee until the State was formed in 
1796. He was then elected to the United States Senate, from which he 
was expelled in 1797 or '98, for an attempt to excite the Indians against 
the Spanish in Florida. I am unable to give you any of the particulars of 
the trial. Shortly aAer he \e(i our State, and is said to have died in the 
Indian Nations, either in Georgia or Southern Alabama. (Died at Knox- 
ville, 26 March, 1800, aged 56 years ?) I knew two of his sons ; William 
6. Blount, who was a member of Congress from Knoxville in 1827, 
shortly afterward removed to Paris, in the western district of Tennessee, 
and died without ever having been married. His other son was Richard 
G. Blount, who lived many years in this county ; was exceedingly intem- 
perate, spent his fortune and took his family off about twelve years ago to 
the Western District. In 1844 I last saw him at a little village called 
Yorke, where he was keeping a country school. He had some daughters 
also, one of whom was married to Gen. Gaines, and had several children. 
Two other brothers, John Gray Blount and Thomas Blount, continued in 
North Carolina, were said to be wealthy, large landholders in this State ; 
and the latter was a member of Congress for six or eight years. The 
other brother, Willie Blount, came to Tennessee with William, and was 
his Secretary during the time he was Territorial Governor, and after 
removed to Montgomery County, Tennessee, where he married the daugh- 
ter of Major Baker, a revolutionary officer, and was soon returned to the 
Legislature, and in the year 1809 was elected Governor of the State, and 
continued so until after the war of 1812 ; having served three successive 
terms, he retired with great popularity. In 1834 he was elected to the 
Convention that revised the Constitution of the State. He only had two 
daughters ; one married Dr. Dabney, the other John B. Dortch. My wife's 
brother, both the girls and their husbands are dead ; Dortch leaving two 
sons, Willie B. Dortch, now residing at Helena, Arkansas, the other near 
Port Royal, in this county. The oldest married the daughter of Gov. 
A. V. Brown, and the other married the daughter of Dr. Warfield, of 
Lexington. The Dabneys left daughters, all now dead ; one leaving an 
infant. It is hardly probable that you could get any satisfactory informa- 
tion from any of the parties mentioned. Willie B. and John B. were 
infants at the death of their grandfather, Willie Blount, and of their father. 
Gov. Willie Blount died at the house of my brother, near this place, Sep- 

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32 A Remarkable Man. [Jan. 

tember 10, 1835, aged 68 years, whilst I was in Washington, leaving 
several large manuscript volumes in relation to the early history of the 
State, which my brother, not having leisure to examine, and not much 
taste for such things, handed them over to Dr. J. G. M. Ramsey, who 
resides at Mechlenhurgh, Knox County, in this State, and is now under- 
stood to be engaged in preparing a full history of the State. I would 
refer you to him as the best source, from which to get information in 
relation to Gov. William Blount, who resided in or near the town of 
Knpxville. I have no reliable information in relation to the conspiracy, but 
you will perceive that the odium attached to it never ajQTected the popular- 
ity of his brother and secretary, nor of his son or other members of his 
family. I imagine his object was to get up a war between the Indians and 
Spaniards, which would enable the United States to buy Florida, or com- 
pel them to take it. Such 1 find to have been the impression left on the 
minds of the early settlers. I imagine if you can get access to the 
American State Papers, published some years ago by Gales & Seaton, 
Title, Indian Affairs, you would find an account of it. The documentary 
History now publishing by Blair 6i Rives, should have progressed far 
enough by this time, to give us the whole of the papers in the offices at 
Washington connected with the conspiracy. 
I am respectfully. 

Your friend and servant, 

JosBPH B. BoTD, Esq., Maysville, Kentucky. 


A correspondent of the Kentucky Statesman, under date of November 
26, 1855, gives the following sketch of an old citizen in Pulaski county, 
named Elijah Deny, who is perhaps the oldest man in Kentucky. 

** He was 118 years of age on the 10th of September, and is as active 
as many men at &rty. He works daily upon a farm, and throughout his 
whole life he has been an early riser. He informed the writer that he 
had never drank but one cup of coffee, and that was in the year 1848. 
He served seven years in the war of the Revolution, and was wounded at 
the siege of Charleston ; he was also at the siege of Savannah, and at the 
battle of Eutaw Springs. 

He was also present at; the battles of Camden, King's Mountain, and 
Monk's Comer. He served under Col. Horry and Col. Mason, and was 
an eye witness of the sufferings and death of Col. Isaac Hayne, of South 
Carolina, an early victim of the revolution. He is sprightly and active, 
and would be taken at any time to be a man of middle age. He is a 
strict member of the Baptist church, and rides six miles to every meeting 
of his church. He has four sons and five daughters, all living, the eldest 
being now in his seventy-eighth, and the youngest in his fif^-first year. 
Such is a brief sketch of this aged soldier and republican, who is perhaps 
the only surviving soldier of Francis Marion, Sumpter and Horry.*' 

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1858.] Martha's Vineyard. 

Newbury 27 July, IflOT. 
Dear Sir, 

The following is an exact oopj of an original document in the hand- 
writing of Tristram Coffyn senior which you may publish if you please, and 

Yours truly, 

Joshua Coffin. 

*«The Twentye first day of June 1660. 

** Thes presents Doe wittnis y* I Peeter folger of * Martaines vinyard 
"did upon The Bequest of Tristram Coffyn Senior And with The Consent 
"^of Pattacohaunet, Sachem of tuckanuck devid The Island of Tuckanuck as 
*• followeth : The line Is to Run from a littell Bound hill y' lyeth a littell 
''above the head of The pond y^ Is att The East Sid of the Hand; And 
"so to goe By the East northeast poynt of the Compas to The west South- 
**we3t End of The Band, And The Aforesaid Tristram Coffyn Senior Is 
"to have The South Sid of The Band accordinge to This line And 
" Pattacohaunet Is to have The North Sid. Witnes my hand 

Wittnes Edward Starbuck Peter folger. 

Witness Thomey Txappe 

["On the 21st of May, 1603, Gosnold having overshot the Vineyard 
Sound in the night, discovered an island which he named Martha's Vine- 
yard. Not that since so called, but a small one, known as Nomansland, 
lying very near the southern extremity of the large island, since called 
Martha's Vineyard. Gosnold took the great island to be a part of the 
main land, but when it was found to be an island, the name conferred on its 
appendage, very naturally extended to it, and the name Martha's Vineyard 
has continued since the time of this discoverer. 

''That the name Martha^ s Vineyard should be Martin's Vineyard, as 
some have surmised, is to be utterly rejected. The name was confeiTed by 
Go:«nold himself, a year before the voyage of Pring. Why the name 
Martha was chosen is not known. It may have been the name of his own 
lady, or some other valued female acquaintance. Capt Pring's christian 
name being Martin^ it is easy to see how the surmise arose." Hist. ^ 
Antiquities Boston, p. 14. — Editor,'] 

Remarkable. — Died in Charleston, S. C, Mrs. Ann Gourlay, aged 99. 
Mrs. Gourlay has been a widow for half a century, and has outlived all her 
children and grandchildren, except one. In early life, at a ball in Maryland, 
her native wState, she had danced with Gen. Washington, and perhaps was 
the last female in the United States who could claim this honor. All the 
acquaintance of not only her early days, but of maturer life, have long since 
been cut off by death ; and she has been for many years a stranger in the 
land, not only of her fathers, but even of her children. — Paper of 1846.' 

♦ If Martha's Vineyard was originally called Martin's Vineyard and so named, as it 
i? said iu honor of Martin Priug, when, why, and by whom was Martha substituted for 
Martin? — £rfttor. 


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34 Chwrch Records of Foflrmington in Connecticut. [Jan. 


Ckipied by the late Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford. Ck>mmnnicated hj Daniel 

Goodwin, Esquire. 

f Continaed from p. 328.] 

John NortorCi Children. 

John Norton joined to our Church in October, 1661. 

Hannah Norton, daughter of John Norton, aged about 12, baptized here, 
immediately afler her father's joining above mentioned. 

Dorothy Norton, daughter of John Norton, aged about 10, was baptized 
at the same time. 

John Norton, aged about 8 years, was baptized at the same time. 

Thomas Norton, son of John Norton, aged about 13 months, was baptized 
at the same time. 

Elizabeth Orvis, her Children. 

Elizabeth Carpenter, was baptized on May 16, 1658, being aged about 
14 years. 
David Carpenter, baptized at the same time, aged about 11 years. 
Mary Carpenter, baptized also, bom August, 1650. 

Samuel Orvis, bom May, 1653, — ^baptized immediately after his mother's 
entering into the Church. 

Hannah Orvis, bom in April, 1655. 

Roger Orvis, bom June, 1657. 

Ebenezer Orvis, bom February, 1659. 

Margaret Orvis, bom June, 1661. 

Mary Orvis, bom June, 1663. 

All these were baptized here in Farmington ; — the particular times at 
which they were baptized, not easily to be come at 

John Lee. 

John Lee and his wife Mary Lee, joined to the Church, anno : 1660. 

John Lee, his son, bom June 11, 1659. 

Mary Lee, bom August 14, 1664. 

Stephen Lee, bom April 2, 1667. 

These 3 above-mentioned children, were baptized here. 

John WyaU. 

Maiy Wyatt, the wife of John Wyatt, was joined to the Church of Farm- 
ington, October 9, 1653. 

Mary Wyatt, Jun., was baptized October 23, 1653, aged about 6 years. 

John Wyatt, the same day, aged about 4 years. 

HepzibaJi Wyatt, the same day, aged about one year. 

Dorcas Wyatt, together with the rest that follow, were baptized here ; 
but the time of their baptism not registered. Their age may be computed 
thus: — 

Dorcas Wyatt, was 13 years of age, anno: 1668. 

Sarah Wyatt, 9 years of age, anno: 1668. 

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1858.] Church Records of Farmingion in Connecticut. '35 

Joanna Wjatt, 5 years of age, anno : 1668. 
Elizabeth Wjatt, 3 years of age, anno : 1668. 

Daniel Andrews, 

Daniel Andrews, the son of Daniel Andrews, bom March 9, ^^, — bap- 
tized July 20, 1673. 
Mary Andrews, bom December 9, 1674. Baptized immediately after. 
Joseph Andrews, bom August 10, 1676. Baptized speedily ailer. 
John Andrews, bom June 10, 1680. Quickly afler, baptized. 
Martha Andrews, bom July 17, 1682. Baptized soon after. 

The Children of John Standley, Jun. 

Esther Stanley, bom December 2, 1674. Baptized unmediately after. 
John Standley, bom April 9, 1675. Baptized immediately after. 

The number of such as are in full Communion in the Church in Farm- 
ington, March 1, -ffJS. 

1. Deacon Hart. 

2. Deacon Judd. 

3. Thomas Newell and his wife. 

4. Capt Standley and his wife. 

5. Robert Porter. 

6. Thomas Porter, senior, and his wife. 

7. Richard Bronson, and his wife. 

8. John Lancton and his wife. 

9. Thomas Barnes' and his wife. 

10. Moses Ventrus. 

11. William Lewis, Jun., and his wife. 

12. Thomas Orton, and his wife. 

13. John North, senior and his wife. 

14. John Andrews, senior, and his wife. 

15. Isaac Moore and his wife. 

16. John Norton, senior, and his wife. 

17. Mr. Wrotham. 

18. Samuel Hooker and his wife. 

19. John Lee, and his wife. 

20. William Judd, and his wife. 

21. John Wadsworth and his wife. 

22. Matthew Woodruff, Jun. and his wife. 

23. Stephen Hart, Jun. 

24. Samuel Coales and his wife. 

25. John Boot, senior, and his wife. 

26. John Judd and his wife. 

27. Thomas Hart and his wife. 

28. John Thompson and his wife. 

29. John Standley, Jun., and his wife. 

30. Joseph Bird and his wife. 
81. John Cate and his wife. 

32. Benjamin Judd and his wife. 

33. Jo. Woodraff and his wife. 

34. Jo Clarke and his wife. 

35. Thomas Porter, Jon. and his wifb. 

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86. Thomas Thompson. 

87. Thomas Bull and his wife. 

88. William Lewis, senior. 

89. Jacoh Bronson and his wife. 

40. James Bird and his wife, 

41. Thomas Judd, Jan. and his wife. 

42. Obadiah Richards and his wife. 
Mr. Hawkins. 

Samuel Gridley's wife. 
John Orion's wife. 
Samuel North's wife. 
Richard Seymour's wife. 
Joseph Woodford's wife. 
Widow Warner. 
John Norton, Jun's ^ife. 
Edmund .Scott's wife. 
Mehitabel Smith. 
John Warner's wife. 
Thomas Warner's wife. 
Joseph Hickcock's wife. 
Samuel Hickcock's wife. 
John Scovel's wife. 
Thomas Gridlej, joined to the Church here, Feb' 6, ||H* 
Philip Judd, joined March 6, \%l^. 

Debora Orvis, wife of Samuel Orvis, joined with the Church here, May 
7, 1682. 

Elizabeth Newell, wife Thomas Newell, Jun', joined May 14, 1682. 
Thomas Porter, son of Robert Porter, joined in full Communion here, 
August 13, 1682. 

The wife of Thomas Gridley, joined the same day. 
Sarah Andrews, daughter to Robert Porter, wife of Abraham Andrews, 
joined in fellowship with us, July 15, 1688. 

Isaac Bronson joined with us in full communion. May 25, 1684. 
Lydia Smith, the wife of Joseph Smith, joined to us, August 3, 1684. 
Richard Seymour joined here. May 81, 1685. 

John Hart, and his wife, John Lee, the wife of William Lewis, Jun., 
Sarah, the wife of Matthew Woodruff, and Rebecca, the wife of Samuel 
Woodruff, joined here, November 24, 1686. 

Januasy 8, 1686. Benjamin Andrews and his wife, Samuel Porter and 
his wife, the wife of John Lee, Jun., the wife of Joseph (North,) and the 
wife Joseph (Bacon,) joined with us in full communion. 

June 5, 1687. Samuel Newell and Elizabeth Lancton, joined with us 
in fuU communion. 

December 1 1, 1687. Jonathan Smith, and the wife <^ TimoOiy Stanley, 
ioined to the Church here. 

William Lewis, joined to us. May 23, 1688. 
John Hooker was added to us, October 13, 1688. 

Sarah Barnes, wife of Benjamin Barnes, Mary Newell, vnh of Samuel 
Newell, and Mary Bird, daughter of Joseph Bird, joined in fellowship with 
the Church here, January 2, 1689. 

Joseph Gairlor, (Gaylord) and Mary Upson, daughter to John Lee, 
jcnned with ug, June 9, 1689. 
Joseph North entered full communion with us. May 25, 1690. 

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The same day, May 25, 1690, were joined to us, 

Samuel Smith and his wife. 

Samuel CoUes and his wife. 

The wife of John Orton. 

The wife of Ephraim Smith. 

The wife of Thomas Hancox. 

The wife of Samuel Hooker, and 

Susannah Hooker, the relict of William Hooker, and Joseph Banes. 

Thomas Judd, Jun., of Waterbury, joined with us, in full communion 
July 20, 1690. * 

Joseph Smith, joined to us, August 3, 1690. 

Margaret Hart, relict of Deacon Hart, and Hannah Wadsworth, the wife 
of Samuel Wadsworth, joined with us March 17, ^^^\ 

Benjamin Barnes and Thomas Judd, son of William Judd, both resident 
at Waterbury, joined with us, March 22, * ®|^. 

Samuel Wadsworth, Sarah Root, the wife of Stephen Boot, and Sarah, 
the wife of William Higgison, joined with the Church here. May 10, 1691. 

Samuel Woodruflf and Thomas North joined to us August 5, 1691. 

Elizabeth Lewis, the wife of Samuel Lewis, joined to the Church here, 
September 27, 1691. 

Thomas Bird and Mair his wife, joined with us, December 6, 1691. 

Abigail Porter, the wife of Thomas Porter, son of Robert Porter, Eliza- 
beth Hart, wife of Thomas Hart, and Sarah Hart, wife of Stephen Hart, 
joined to the Church here, February 2, ^^fj. 

Thomas Barnes joined to the Church here, March 13, ' ^f^. 

Thomas Standley and his wife Anna, Joseph Root and his wife Eliza- 
beth, and the wife of James Lewis, joined to us April 17, 1692. 

Daniel Andrews, senior, and John Norton, jun. joined to us in fellowship 
with the Church here, May 24, 1692. 

Mary Root, the wife of John Root, daughter of John Woodruff, joined to 
the Church here, October 80, 1692. 

Elizabeth Thompson, the wife of Thomas Thompson, join'^d to us, De- 
cember 7, 1692. 

Joseph Woodford, John Cole, and Mary Woodruff, daughter of Matthew 
Woodruff, joined to us, March 14, i«ff. 

John Case, of Simsbury, and Thomas Newell, of Farmington, joined 
July 4, 1693. 

Dorathy Moore, the wife of Deaa)n Moore, joined to the Church here, 
March 25, '6||. 

Isaac Coales and his wife joined to us, August 11, 1696. 

The wife of Caleb Root, joined to us March 30, ^ <( §f . 

John Wadsworth and his wife, Elizabeth,— the wife of John Hooker, and 
the wife of Joseph Langlon, were added to us May 30, 1697. 

An account of Children Baptized in the Church of Farmington* 
Joseph Lewis, son of Capt. W" Lewis, baptized March 14, ^® J^. Bom 
a few days before. 
Elizabeth Coales, daughter of Samuel Coales, baptized March 21, ^^i%» 
Obediah Richards, hi9 children baptized March 21, ^^Jg, viz : 
John, 12 years of age, 
Hannah, aged 8 years, November, 1679. 
Mary, aged 10 years, January, 1679. 
Esther, aged 6 yevs, June, 1679. 

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38 Ckurch Records of Farmingtoii in Connecticut [Ja 

Elizabeth, 4 years old, July, 1679. 

Sarah, 3 years old, April, 1 680. 

Obadiah, bom October 1, 1679. 

Elizabeth Steele, daughter of John Steele, baptized March 28, ^^f} 
Bom a few days before. 

Thomas Hart, son of Ensign Thomas Hart, baptized April 4, 1680. 
Bom a few days before. 

Hannah Clark, daughter of Clark, baptized April 1, 1680. Bom 

a few days before. 

James Thompson, son of John Thompson, bom May SO, 1680. Bap- 
tized the same day. 

Elizabeth Gaylord, baptized November 21, 1680. Asa Arthur Thomp- 
son, son of Thomas Tompson, bom October 17, 1680. Baptized speedily 

Mindwell Bird, child of Joseph Bird, baptized Febraary 27, i«|f. 

Mary Judd, daughter of John Judd, baptized March 6, ^ ®f {^. 

Philip Judd, son of Philip Judd, baptized March 13, ^^f f. 

Lydia Warner, daughter of John Wamer, baptized March 13, ^^f^. 

Dorathy Cole, daughter of John Cole, baptized July 3, 1 681. Bom 
two or three days before. 

John Gridley, son of Samuel Gridley, January 29, 1681. 

Mehitable Bird, daughter of James Bird, March 12, ^^||^. 

John Hart, son of Ensign Thomas Hart, baptized April 23, 1682. 

Margaret Woodruff, daughter of John Woodruff, baptized April 23, 

Jonathan Bull, Fon of Thomas Bull, baptized May 14, 1682. 

Benjamin Judd, son of William Judd, baptized at the same time, viz : 
May 14, 1682. 

Deborah Orvis, daughter to Samuel Orvis, baptized May 14, 1682. Bom 
April 17, 1681, or thereabouts. 

Thomas Newell, son of Thomas Newell, Jun. baptized May 14, 1682. 

John Standley, son of John Standley, of Matatuck, baptized May 25, 

Caleb Coales, baptized June 25, 1782. Bom about five days before. 

Daniel Lewis, son of Capt. Lewis, baptized July 16, 1682. 

Martha Andrews, daughter of Daniel Andrews, baptized July 23, 1682. 

Mary Thompson, daughter of John Thompson, baptized October 1, 

Philoleatheros Thompson, son of Thomas Thompson, baptized Novem- 
ber 12, 1682. 

Elizabeth Hickcock, daughter to Samuel Hickcock, baptized November 
12, 1682. 

Susanna Woodford, daughter of Joseph Woodford, baptized December 
3, 1682. 

Hezekiah Wadsworth, son of mr. John Wadsworth, baptized December 
24, 1682. 

Mercy Seymour, daughter of Eichard Seymour, baptized January 14, 

On the same day that his child was bom, the fiither, viz : Richard Sey- 
mour, went early into the woods to look for horses, 5, 6 or 7 miles off; 
found and followed one homeward :-*-but like to faaye perished ere he 
reached home. 

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1858.) Inscriptions from the Burying Ch-ound in Quincy. 39 


[Commiimcated by William S. Pattee, M. D.] 
[Continued from page 306, No. 4, 1857.] 

1777, — In memory of Edmund Clark, son of Capt James Clark, and 
Mary his wife, who died July 13 1777, aged 5 Years. 

1799, — In memory of Capt James Clark, who died Nov. 8 1799 aged 
71 Years. 

1822, — In memory of M" Mary Clark, wife of Capt James Clark, who 
died March 1, 1822, aged 89. 

When such pure spirits yield to death, 
No fears the Christian mind Controul, 
'Tis hut resigning mortal hreath, 
To reign immortal in the souL 

1827, — In memory of Henry H. Clark, who died July 12 1827, Mi 29. 

1766, — Here lies Buried y Body of M" Sarah Hall, wife of Lef. John 
Hall, who died Feh. the 23 1766, aged 60 Years. 

1780, — In memory of Lieu' John Hall, who died Sept 27 1780 in y* 
83 year of his age. 

1770, — Here lies Buried M" Sarah Vesey, the wife of M' William 
Vesey, she died December, 15**^ 1770, aged 58, Years. • 

1787, — Here lies Buried the Body of M' William Vesey, Who died the 
23* of May, 1787 Mi 79. 

1802, — Erected in memory of Miss Sarah Vesey, who died July 29*'' 
1802, aged 67 Years. 

1802, — Erected in memory of M' William Vesey, who died Ap' 7, 
1802, aged 63 Years. 

1772, — Here Hes interred the Body of M" Deborah Field, Consort of 
M' Benjamin Field, who died Feb. 4, 1772, in the 24 Year of her age. 

1790, — In memory of M" Mehitable Field, wife of M' Joseph Fields 
who died June 23 1790, in y* 42 Year of her age. 

1791, — In memory of Polly Brown, Daughter to Captain Samuel and 
M" Susannah Brown, She died May 15**^ 1791 aged 9 months. 

1798, — In memory of M' Samuel Brown, Jun' who died September 29, 
1798, -^t 23. 

Stop my Friend Come think on me, 
I once was in the world like thee. 
But now lie slumbering in the dust, 
In hopes to rise amoung the Just 

1794, — In memory of M' Solomon Thayer, who Died August 8*^ 1794, 
aged 36 Years. 

1797, — In memory of Susannah, Daughter of M* Wilson and Susanna 
Marsh, who died April, 6*^ 1797 aged 4 Years. 

1798, — In memory of M' Wilson Marsh, who died May 20'*^ 1798, 
Aged 88 Years. 

1799, — In memory of M" Abigail Marsh, wife of M' Wislon Marsh, 
who died April, 19* 1799, aged 83 YeaiB. 

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40 Inscriptions from the Burping; Ground in Qmncy. [Jan. 

1804, — In memory of M" Miriam Marsh, wife of M' Jonathan Marsh, 
and daugliter, of M' Moses, and M" Pheebe Beed, of Abington, who died 
May 24 1804, aged 47 Years. 

Lean not on eardi 't will pierce thee to the heart 
A broken reed at best, and oft a Spear, 
On whose Sharp point peace bleeds, and hope expires. 

1814, — In memory of M' Ambrose Marsh, who died June 25^ 1814 
aged 24 Years. 

1814, — Ambrose son of M' Jonathan, and M" Sophia Marsh, who died 
December, 15'^ 1814 aged 6 weeks. 

1815, — In memory of M" Susannah Marsh, wife of M' Wilson Marsh, 
who died June 1, 1815, ^t 59 Years. 

1822, — In memory of M' Jonathan Marsh, who died Nov. 6, 1822, 
aged 70 Years. 

1828, — Sacred to the memory of M' Wilspn Marsh, who died July 7** 
1828, aged 78 Years. 

1827, — Sacred to the memory of M" Sophia Marsh, wife of M' Jona- 
than Marsh, and daughter of M' Sett and M" Abigail Spear, who died 
August 29 1827, -^t 37 Years. 

1831, ■ — Erected to the memory of Miss, Anna Marsh, Daughter of M' 
Wilson and M" Susannah Marsh, who died July 29 1831 Mt 47. 

Can the world one joyous thought bestow 
To friendship weeping at the Couch of Woe ? 
No ! but a brighter soothes their last adieu. 
Soul of impassioned mould, she speaks to you I 
Weep not she says, at nature's transient pain, 
Congenial spirits part to meet again. 

1841, — Sacred to the memory of M" Patience Marsh, wife of M' Jona- 
than Marsh, formerly wife of M' Whitman Bailey, and Daughter of M' 
Henry and M" Elizabeth Crane, who died August 13*^ 1841, Mi 51 Years, 
1845, — Sacred to the memory of M" Emily Marsh, wife of M' Charles 
Marsh, and Daughter of M' William, and M'* Lucy Packard, who died 
Nov. 11 1845, ^t 25, Years. 

In Memory 


Elisha Marsh 

Son of Wilson and 

Susanna Marsh 

Who Died 
April 17*^ 1847 

Aged 65 

A kind husband 

A firm friend 

A valuable Citizen 


By his wife 

As a testimoneal 

of his virtues 

And her aflTectionate 


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1857.] Insenptions from the Bwrying Growndin Quincy. 41 

^* Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was : and the spirit shall 
return to Grod who gave it" 

1855, — Susannah Savill Marsh Daughter of Wilson, and Susannah 
Marsh who died March 29*** 1855 in the sixty first year of her age.* 

1798, — In memory of M" Deborah Bent, wife of M' Eben Bent, who 
died August 17^ 1798 ^t 85 Years. 

1803, — In memory of Susanna Curtis Daughter of M'^ Noah and M" 
Abigail Curtis who died July 4^^ 1803 aged 1, Year 6, months. 

1803, — In memory of Benjamin Curtis, son of M' Noah, and M" Abi- 
gail Curtis, who died July 11^ 1803, Mi 4 Years. 

1804, — Li memory of M" Abigail Curtis wife of M' Noah Curtis who 
died Feb T^ 1804, Mi 29 Years. 

1808, — Benjamin Curtis son of M' Noah and M" Curtis who 
died Sept 27«** 1808 aged 14 months. 

1809, — In memory of M' Adam Curtis who died Feb 25 1809 M 80 

1811, — In memory of M' Samuel Curtis, who died Jan 28*^ 1811, ^t 
83 Years. 

1814, — In memory of Ann Curtis, Daughter of M' Noah and M" Ann 
Curtis, who died September 20"* 1814 ^t 9 months. 

1825, — Sacred to the memory of M" Elizabeth Curtis, wife of M* 
Samuel Curtis who died April 6^ 1825 Mi 90 Years. 





Died Oct 6*^ 

Aged 2 Years. 

Here lies a Mother and two Babes, 
Who God has Shortly Called to their graves, 
In Heaven we hope they are blest, 
There to remain in eternal rest 

1807, — Sacred to the memory of Master Ichabod Johnson, celebrated 
Teacher of musick, who died Aug 5^ 1807, age^ 42 Years. 

And let this feeble body fail, 
And let it faint and die, 
My soul shall quit this mournful vale, 
And soar to worlds on high. 
Shall join the disembodied saints, 
' And find its long sought rest. 
That only bliss for which it pants, 
In the redeemers breast 

*This namerous family of Marsh are the immediate deeoendants of Mr. Alexander 
Marsh, who died in 1G98. Tkanbcbibbb. 

In memory of 


M" Nelly 


Wife of M' 


Jabeze Wilson 


Died Oct 11*^ 

Died Oct b'^ 



Aged 28 Years. 

Aged 6 months. 

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42 East Haddam Records. [1858. 


[Continued from page 3U, No. 4, 1857.] 
Page 575. 

[Th]omas the sone of Thomas ffuller and of Elizebeth his wife was 
Borne AprieU y* : 5*: 1717. 

Nathan 7' sone of Thomas ftiUer and of Elizebeth his wife was Borne 
AprieU y«: 20"»: 1719 

Hannah the daughter of Thomas fuller and of elizebeth his wife was 
bom march y'' 21": 1720 

Jabez the sone of Thomas fuller and of elizebeth his wife was borne 
februaryy": 19: 1722 

Jonathan the sone Thomas fuller and of Elizebeth his wife was borne 
January y« 12^ 1725 

Elizabeth y*' 4:^ Daughter of Noadiah Brainerd and of hannah his wife 
Departed thb Life June y« 13*^ : 1733 

Sybil y* 5^ Daughter of Noadiah Brainerd and of Hannah his [wife] 
was born June y* : 7"* : 1736 : 

Isaac Crocker and Ann Smith ware Joyned in marrage December y* : 
13*** : 1718 : [Isaac Crocker was from BamstahW] 

Hannah y' Daughter of Isaac Crocker and ot Ann his wife was Bom 
September y*: 22"^: 1719 

Ann the daughter of Isaac Crocker and of ann his wife was Bom June 
y«29th: day 1722 

Joseph the Sone of Isaac Crocker and of Ann his wife was bom Decemb^ 
y« 20'^ 1724 

Noadiah Brainerd and Hannah Cone ware Joyned in mariage June y* 
4*^ 1724 

hannah y* daughter of Noadiah Brainerd and of hannah his wife was 
bora apriell y« 24*** 1725 

Jared the Son of Noadiah Brainerd and of Hannah his wife was bom 
Septem^"^ f \1^ Day 1739 

Mary the davghter of Noadiah Brainerd and of hannah his wife was 
born aprieU y« 27*** 1727 

Noadiah the sone of noadiah Brainerd and of hannah his wife was borne 
march y« 10*** : 1729 

Elizabeth y' 3** Daughter of Noadiah Brainerd and of Hannah his wife 
was bora August y«: 12^^: 1731. Elizabeth y' 8* Daughter of Noadiah 
Brainerd and of hannah his wife Departed this Life Janu : y* : 15*** 173^ 

Elizabeth y^ 4*** Daughter of Noadiah Brainerd and of hannah his wife 
was Born J"J^: y» 27*** 173J 

Jolm Wille and Elizebeth harvy ware Joyned in marrage October 1698 

John y* sone of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was bom may y* 
24*** 1699 

Allin the sone of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was bom Sep- 
tember y* 29*** : 1700 

Elizebeth the daughter of John WUle and of Elizabeth his wife was 
bora december 29*** 1701 

mary the daughter of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was borne 
december y«: 13: 1703 

Joseph y' sone of John wille and of Elizebeth his wife was bom Apriell 
y« 16*** 1705 

Lidea y* daughter of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was bora 
Apriell y*: 15**»: 1707 

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Jan.] East Haddam Records. 43 

phebe y* daughter of John WiUe and of £lizebeth his wife was borne 
January y«: 6; 1709 

mahittabell the daughter of John Wille and of Elizabeth his wife was 
bom September y* 14 : 1711 

Leucreda the daughter of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was 
borne June y«: 7**^ 1713 

Noah the sone of John Wille and of Elizebeth his wife was borne august 
j*2S^ 1716 

Hannah the daughter of Joseph selden and of Ann his wife was bom 
inarch y* 15: 1727 

Elizebeth the daughter of Joseph selden and of Ann his wife was borne 
november y' 27**^ 1722 

Page 577. 

W Stephen hosmer & M' : Sarah Long ware Joyned in marrage Sep- 
tember y« 29*»» 1702 

Dorothy the daughter of M' Stephen hosmer and of Sarah his wife was 
bom December y' : 6**" : 1703 

Stephen y® sone of M' Stephen hosmer and of Sarah his wife was bom 
apriell y« 24*>^ 1711 

Sarah the daughter of M' Stephen hosmer and of Sarah his wife was 
bora September y«: 8'**: 1713 

Zachariah y* sone of M' Stephen hosmer and of Sarah his wife was 
borne January : 25*** : 17j| 

Robert y® sone of M' Stephen hosmer and of Sarah his wife was borne 
march y*: 22°^: 17if 

Grace holmes y* daughter of John holmes and of mary his wife was 
Bome August y* : 4*»* 1717 

Jonathan y^ sone of shuball fuller and of hannah his wife was bom 
September y* 10*^: 1724: and departted this Life Janvary y": 19* 1726 

Rachell the daughter of shuball fuller and of hannah his wife bom 
febmary : 24th 1727 

febe the daughter of Thomas Rowle and of mary his wife was bom July 
the: 13"^ 1719 

Thomas Rowle aboue named departted this life October y* 24*** 1719 

febe y^ aboue named y* daughter of y® aboue s^ Thomas Rowle departted 
this Life may y«: 8*^ : 1719(20 

Page 578. 

Shuball ffuUer and hannah Crocker ware Joyned in marrage December 
y% 7*: 1708 

Lydia the daughter of Shuball ffuUer and of hannah his wife was borne 
Ceptem'y' first 1709 

Ephraim y' sone of Shuball ffuller and of hannah his wife was bom Sep- 
tember y«: 8«»: 1711 

Thenkfull y* daughter of Shuball ffuller and of hannah his wife was bom 
Jnlyy«: 10*^: 1713 

Zurviah y* daughter of Shuball ffuller and of hannah his wife was bom 
march y*: 29«': 1716: 

hannah y* daughter of Shuball ffuller and of hannah his wife was bom 
Aprielly«29"^: 1718 

Shubale the sone of Shubale fuller and of hannah his wife was home 
January y^ 6*^^ 1720(21 

Richard purple and hannah Spencer ware Joyned in marrage September 
y* 20»^ 1717 

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Hannah the Daughter of Richard purple and of hannah his wife was 
Born march y« 3^: 1719 

Richard the sone of Richard purple and of hannah his wife was bom 
march y« 28^'^: 1721 

Sarah -f daughter of Richard purple and of hannah his wife was bom 
apriell yM3 : 1723 

Esther the Daughter of Richard purple and of hannah his wife was 
bom may y* ^^ 1725 

Dauid tiie sone of Richard purple and of >»fln«<^li his wife was bom 
January y*: 17'»» : 1728(9 

William Booge and dorithy Lord ware Joyned in marriage December 
y*: 6*1720 

Samuell y* son of William Booge and of dorithy his wife was Bom 
Sept' y« 27«» 1721 

The s"^ Samuell Booge departed this Life febraary y* 10 day 172^ 

Page 679. 

[Tom off] e ye daughter of Jams ackle and of elizebeth his [w]ife was 
borne feberary y' 24*»» 1717(18 

Elizebeth y"" Daughter of James Acley and of Elizebeth his wife was 
borne January y« : 16«» ; 1721 (22 

Jolm y* Son of Thomas Hungerford and of Elizebeth his Wife was Bom 
March y«: 4"^ Day: 1718 

Samuell olmsted and mary Rowle Joyned in marrage in y* year 1697 

Sarah y^ daughter of Samuell olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
in y* year 1699 : in the : 29 : day 

mary y* daughter of Samuell olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
September y« 18*^: 1701 

Samuell y* sone of Samuell olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
September y*: 8**^: 1703 

William y* sone of Samuell olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
nouembery^: 21»': 1705: 

Sarah y^ daughter of Samuell olmsted and of mary his wife departed 
this life may y«: 10»»*: 1704 

Jonathan y^ sone of Samuel olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
Nouembery': 9*: 1707 

Dorraty y® daughter of SamueU olmsted and of mary his wife was borne 
march y*: 2P*: 1715 

Abygall y' daughter of Samuell olmsted and of maiy his wife was borne 
in June y* : 10*^ : in y* year 1716. 

y* Remainder is in the 3^ bobk 

Noadiah y^ sone of John warnor and of mahittable his wife was bom 
Janvary y« 12*'» 1728(9 

Joseph y* son of John wamor and of mahittable his wife was bom 
Janvary y« 13*^ 1731 

/ Page 580. 

Hannah the daughter of Leu* Thomas Ejio[ulton] and of Susanah his 
wife was borne may y* 5*** l[tom off] 

Hannah the daughter of John pick and of hannah his wife was bom 
apriell y'': 13^»» : 1717 

mary the davghter of Richard Skinner and of hannah his wife was bom 
avgusty^: 3^: 1725 

Thomas the sone of Richard skiner and of hAimnli his wife died Janyarj 
y» \%^ 1725(6 

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Richard the sone of Richard Skinner and of hannali his wife died Jan- 
Taiyy-Sl: 1725(6 

mary the davghter of Richard Skinner and of hannah his wife died 
October y« 21 : 1728 

Ebenezer y* Sone of Richard Skinner afores* was borne October y*: 
22**: 1728 

Richard j* son of Richard Skinner and of hannah his wife was borne 
January y* 16: 1716: (17 

Elizebeth the daughter of Richard Skinner and of hannah his wife was 
borne may y 20^ : 1719 

Thomas y® sone of Richard Skinner and of hannah his wife was bom 
geptembery': 11:*»*1722 

John wamer and mahittabeU Richardson ware Joyned in marrage march 
y*21'«: 1716: 

John the sone of John wamer and of mahittabeU his wife was borne . 
December y*: 19**»: 1716 

Daniell y* sone of John wamor and of mahittabeU his wife was borne 
may y* : 6**^ : 1717 [Quick work] 

NathanieU y* sone of John wamer and of mahittabeU his wife was Bom 
December y« : 25* : 1718 

Jabez the sone of John wamor and of mahittabeU his wife was bom 
Nonembery«25*: 1720 

LemueU y^ sone of LemveU Richardson deceased an^ of mabitabeU his 
wife departted this life march y* : 9**^ : 1722 

Elizebeth j* davghter of John wamor and of mahittabel his his wife was 
bom Janvary y* 25'»» 1724(5 

Abraham the sone of John wamer and mahittabel his wife was bom 
february y* 18"» 1725(6 

Page 581. 

[Jerjemiah Selby and Susanah Dutton was Joyned in marrage June y* 
12^ 1716 

WiUiam y* sone of Jeremiah Selby and of Susannah his wife was bom 
Janey*: 5^: 1717 

Susannah the wife of Jeremiah Selby departted this life may j*:S^: 1718 

Ebenezer RoUo the sone of William RoUo and of patience his wife was 
bom feberary the 26* day 1717 

John the sone of Willkm RoUo and of patience his wife borne feberary 
f: 21'*: 1720 

DanieU Brainerd Jn' Departed this Life September y* : 28^ : 1728 

Hannah y^ Daughter of Daniel Brainerd Ju' and of hannah his Wife 
was Bom: aprily*: 17«» 1729 

DanieU Brainerd and hannah Seldin was Joyned in marrage feberay y* 
second day 1715 

Susanah the Daughter of DanieU Brainerd & of hannah his wife was 
borae Nouember y* 27**» : 1716 

Susannah y* Daughter of Daniel Brainerd Jun' and of Hannah his wife 
Departed this Life Sep' y* 14*^ Day Annoy Dom. 1751 : 

hannah y* daughter of DanieU Branerd and of hannah his wife was 
borne Nouember y« : 28 : 1718 

DanieU y^ sone of DanieU Brainerd and of hannah his wife was bom 
february y« 24*»» 1721(2 

mary the Daughter of DanieU Brainerd and of hannah his wife was 
borne September y* 24*** 1723 : 

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Susanah the daughter of Daniell Brainerd Jun' was born august (9^) 1726 
Three daughters of Daniel Brainerd Jun' departed this life februarj 

1726 : mary the second daj : Susanah j* tenth daj, and hannah the : 17*^ 

day : of the aboue sd month 

Page 582. 

Giddian the sone of James acklj was [bom] apriell the 14*** 1716 

Benajah y"" Son of James Acklej and of £lisabeth his Wife was Bom 
July y« 10*** Day Anno Dom : 1729 

Daniel Gates Departed this Life Nouember y* 24*: 1761 

Joseph the sone of nathaniell Beckwith and of Sarah his wife was bom 
decembery^: \V^ 1715 

Elizebeth the daughter of Joseph Seldin and of Ann his wife was bom 
November y« 27*** 1722 

Joseph y* sone of DanieU Gates was home September the 7'**: 1716 

mary the daughter of Daniell Gates was Borne march y' 29 : 1719 

Joseph Selden and Ann Chapman ware Joyned in marrage deccm*^ y* 
19 1706 

Rebecah the daughter of Joseph Seldin Ju' and of ann his wife was borne 
July the 9"* 1717 

Eliakim y* sone of Joseph Selden and of ann his wife was Bom Sep- 
tember y*: 13'»*1718 

Ann the daughter of Joseph Seldin and of Ann his wife was bom Sep- 
tember y«: 5: 1720 

ThankfuU the daughter of Jabez Chapman and of easter his wife was 
borne august the 2"*: 1715 

Ruth y' daughter of Daniell Gates and of Rebecka his wife was bom 
y«: 10***: day of august 1721 

Ephraim the sone of Daniell gates and of Rebecka his wife was borne 
august y« 18*** 1724 

Judah the sone of daniell gates and of Rebecka his wife was bom august 
y«: 2<*: 1727 

Page 583. 

[John] Church and Elizebeth olmsted was Joyned [in] manage feberarr 
y*: 5***: 1707: 

John y* Sone of John church and of elixebeth his wife was home July : 
29***: 1711 

mahittabell the daughter of John Church and of elizebeth his wife was 
[born] March y* 7. 1714 

William y* sone of John Church and of elizebeth his wife was borne 
nouember y*: 7***: 1716 

Samvell y* sone of John Church and of elizebeth his wife was borne 
July y« : 5*** : 1720 

Sarah y* daughter of John Church and of Elizebeth his wife was borne 
Julyy«: 4*»* 1724 

Joseph y* sone of John Church and of Elizabeth his wife was borne 
January y* 14*^ 1726 

Elizabeth y* Daughter of John Church and of Elizabeth his Wife was 
bora august y* : 8*** 1709 [Query 1729] 

Rachel y* Daughter of John Church and of Elizabeth his Wife was 
Bora September y« 5*»* 1752 

Elizebeth the daughter of Samuell andrus and of ellena his wife was 
borne apriell y^ : 16*: 1717 

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Ezra the sone of Samuell Andras and of ellena his wife was Borne 
October y«: 24*^: 1718 

Thomas the sone of SamueU Andrus and of elena his wife was borne 
manh y^ third day 1720 

Elizabeth y* Daughter of Sam^ Andrews and of Elena his wife departed 
this Life December y* 24*** 1751 

Robert chapman and mary curch [Church] were Joyned in marriage 
march y« 17«*: 1726: 

mary the daughter of Robert chapman was bom January y* 9*^: 1726(7 

Sarah the daughter of Robert chapman was born December y* 3^ : 1728 

Deborah y* Daughter of Robert Chapman & of mary lus wife was 
Bom October y' 14,^ 1730 

Hannah y^ Daughter of Robert Chapman & of mary his wife was bom 
march y« 26*^ 1733. 

Look for y* Remainder in the 5^ Book Last End 

Page 584. 

Thomas knowlton Jun' and Susanah Coud w[ere joined] Li marrage 
December the 24«»: 1724 

James spencer and hannah Crippen was Joyned in mafrriage] January 
J- 14*: 1720 

mary y* daughtur of James Spencer and of hannah his wife was born 
September y* 10*^ : 1722 

hannah y* daughter of James Spencer and of haxmah his wife was bom 
decembery*: 2^: 1724 

micajah Spencer and Sarah Booge ware Joyned in marrage December 
j« 27* 1722 

Jonathan the son of micajah Spencer and Sarah his wife was borne 
November y«: 4*1723 

Jedidiah the Son of micajah Spencer and of Sarah his [wife] was bom 
January y' 30* : 1725(6 

Rachel the Daughter of micajah Spencer and sarah his [wife] was bom 
march y* 6*: 1728 

Gideon the Sone of micajah Spencer and of Sarah his wife was bom 
January y«: 21'*: 1729(30 

Samuell dutton and Rachill Cone ware Joyned in marrage November 
f 17* 1726 

Rachill y* davghter of Samuell dutton and of Rachiel his wife was home 
novem*" y« 6** 1727 

Samvell y* Sone of' SamveU dutton and of RachieU his wife was bom 
July y* 27* 1729 

Joseph y* Sone of SamveU dutton and of RachceU his wife was bom 
June y« 27* 1731 

Ebenezer y* son of samvell Dutton and of Rachell his wife was bom 
January 22 173f 

[The end of Records of births, marriages and deaths in the First Book of Land 
Becords in East Haddam, Ct. Copied by D. Williams Patterson.] 

East Iladdamf Conn. Fd). 20, 1857. 
I hereby certify that 1 hare this dav examined and compared with the original reo- 
orls, theforegoing copies made by D. Williams Tattei-son, and contained in seven sheets, 
to etch of which I have attached my certificate, and that they are tme copies of all the 
original records of births, maniages, and deaths contained in the first book of East 
H^dam land records. Alfreb Gxteb, 

Town Cl«k. 

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[Continaed from page 175.] 

Allice Gbeegss, of Boston. Will. 20**^: 5: 1662. Being now sick. 
In case my son, James Greegss, Come not, my will is that I giue to my 
grand Child^ WiUiam King, one half of the groand, that half the bames 
stands on, by the Widow plantons [Blantons ?] ground, and my will is, that 
my dau. Sarah Burgiss, shall haue the new end of the house and three 
rodd broad quite throw the loatt, alsoe the other old end of the house and the 
rest of all the ground belonging to it My will is, that it shall be equally 
giuen to my daughters children ; and my dau. Sarah Burgiss, shall haue 
the Cow, & in Case the Cow haue a Calfe the said Sarah Burgiss, is to 
keep him 5 weeks and then to giue it vp to her sister, Ann Joaness. Aiid 
all the rest of the moueables, wich are nott in my husbands will, doe I giue 
equally to my tow dau' and to their Children, and my dau. Sarah is to 
haue the Better partt wich is to the vallue of 40". 20 : 5 : mo.. 1662 

Witness to these. Alice -|- Greegss. 

GamalieU Waite, Richard Price. 

Richard -\~ Gredle, 

1 May 1663. Power of Administration to the estate of the late AJUce 
Griggs is Graunted to Robert LaiHmore, in right of Anne, his wife, & to 
Roger Burgis, in right of Sarah, his wife, daughter to y* late Alice Griggs, 
according to the Imperfect will on the other side as their Guide. 

Edw. Rawson Recorder. 

Inventory of the goods and Chattels of Alice Greegss, widdow, deceased 
26**» 5* mo. 1663, prised by Rich Gridky, Henry Allen, 1 May 1663. 

At a Meeting of the Magistrates and Recorder in Boston 5* Sep* 1665, 
(present Fra, WiUoughhy Esq' Dep* GoY',Maj*r Leverett & Recorder.) 

Whereas George Griggs, Late of Boston by His Last will and testa- 
ment gaue unto His sonne, James Grigges, his House & Ground about it, 
with the two acres of Land at Long Ishmd, as also a Feather bed, Bolster, 
as in that will Date 4 July 1655 & prooued in Court 3 Aug* 1660, since 
when, Alice Grigges, His W iddowe, tooke vpon her to Make Her will & 
therein to make Diuision of the House and Ground amongst Her Daughters 
4b their Children, on which the Courte 1 of May 1 663 graunted Admini.s- 
tration to the estate of the Late Alice Grigges to Robert Lattimore in Ri;ilit 
oi Anne, his Wife, <& Roger Burgisse, in Right of Sarah, his wife, or.liMvi! j 
the Imperfect Will of said -4/i<?« Grigges to bee their guide, sinco w'sen. 
Sarah Burgis, Being Deceased, & Robert Lattimore, & Ann h'< W.f. 
Objecting against the Mothers Diuision and power to Make it, & no C r- 
taine Information of the Death of the said James Grigges, thoutrh lieo hutli 
Been absent for many yeares, & most probable that hee is Dead, not bein2^ 
heard of for seuerall yeares. 

The Magistrates Judged it meet to Graunt administration to the o •: - 
of James Grigges, to Robert Lattimore, in Right of ^/inc, his wife, ♦& .li 
Children of her Bodye, by her former & this Husband, to their u <- iV 
beiiefitte, & also to Roger Barges, in right of the children of Sarah, His 

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late wife, & her former Child, WiUiam King, and the children he 
Himselfe had by Sarah, His wife, in equall proportions. The House, 
Lands & goods of the s** James GriggeSj to be equally Diuided to the said 
Robert LatHmore & Roger Burges in Right & for the Benefitte of their 
seueral Children as above, they giuing their owne Bonds, to ualue of £80 
apeice, & obliging their seuerall Diuisions of Land & Housinge, to the 
Recorder of this Countye, on Condition that in case James Grigges shall 
eaer ^pear in this dountery & Challenge His Just Right, they shall 
Respond the same to Him. And it is Desyred that Ensigne John HuU & 
Richard Gridky make a Just & equall Diuision of the Houseing, Lands & 
goods for the ends aforesaid & signifye the same to the Record' to bee 

Edward Rawson Records 

[Richard Oridke and Henry Rust, at the request of Roger Burgisse and 
Amte LaJdrMT^ prized a few articles, Amount £1. 18', Sep* 6^ 1665. 

To this inventory Roger Burgisse '^ Deposed on his Corporall Oath,'' the 
same day.] 

Boston Septemb' 6*S 1665. 
Wee whose names are heerunto subscribed, being i4[>pointed to Dinide a 
Hoase & Land & Betwixt Roger Burgesse, in Behalfe of the Children of 
SaraJiy his Late wife, Deceased, And Robert Lattimare^ in behalfe of Anne, 
his said Wife & her Children, haue appointed as FoUoweth (uiz.) That 
Roger Burgesse shall haue for his part, the Dwelling house, & the East 
part of the Land, being in firont to the Towne street, on the north, about 
79 ^oote. And Likewise Fronting on the towne Common to the East, 
162 foot, & on the south. Bounded by the Land set out to s^ Robert LatH- 
more 150 Foote. The said Robert hath his p'tion appointed, fronting 
northward to the towne streete, about 98 foote. And on tiie west. Bounded 
by the Land of Widow Pheehe Blanten, about 310 foote. And Southward 
by the towne Lane, about 268 foote, the Easteme Sc other northern side 
of the said Land abutteth vpon the Land of the s^ Roger Burgesse aboue 
expressed. All Being by Consent of all the said pities, who Haue likewise 
heervnto subscribed. And for the other small portion of goods being some 
Few tooles, a bed Blankett, Couerlead & Table, being Formerly aU Ualued 
but at 44", the said parties concerned haue ordered their parts to their 
Owne Content, This Being the summe of what seemeth necessarye relating 
to the premisses, & the trust now Committed unto us by the Honoured 
Court, Wee make this o' Retume to y' Worshippes now sitting in Court. 

Resting y' Humble Servants 
(John HuU, 
X Richard X Gredke. 
The two Acres at Long Island is 
Likewise by Consent to bee Kept 
Between Both Partyes, not so 
Meete to Diuide. 

Consented as ( Robert Lattimors 
abous^ p' us. ( Roger Burgess. 

IIenrt Blague. Liventry of the Goods, Chattells & Creditts of Henry 
Slngue, of Boston, Brickbumer, deceased, praised 2 Aug. 1662 by Richard 
CcUacoU, Samuell SendaU, and Richard Gridley. Am* £464.12.09. 

19 Aug. 1662. Power of Admmistration to the Estate of Henry Blague 
granted to EUzaheihy his Relict, in behalfe of hersdfe & seven ohildreiL. 
She deposed the same day. 


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John Jaktis. Sep* 26, 1656. Inventorje of the Estate & wri^tangs 
of Mr. John Jarvis, deceased, being taken according to order of 00** — aa 
alfio wrightings of other Grentlemen left in his Custody, w^ after viewing 
were delivered To the s* Grentlemen. Imprimis — ^wrighiangs of Mr, JSob't 
PatteshaUs, viz. TVo Jounudls, one Invoice booke. Two Ledgers, as also 
severall other Looss acco^ & bills of Lading belonging or referring to the 
8"^ bookes, all w^*" were delivered To the s^ Mr. R^t Patteshal, ^ wompom 
& pege in the Hands of Ann Carter^ about Eleven shillings." Whole am* 
of Inventory, £24.14.8^. 

"Debtes owing by Mr. Jno Jartns.— To Wm. Blanten for Diet 24 
Weekes at 7" p' weeke," &c &c. whole am* of debts, £19.06.09. 

Elias Parkman. Inventory of the estate of Elias Farionan supposed 
to be deceased 28 of July 1662, prised p* WHUam Bartkohmew, Thomas 
Battings, who deposed 30 : 5 : '62. p* Miazer Lusher. 

Boston 20 Aug. 1662. One Request of Bridget Farkmany Relict of 
EQias Parkmany of Boston, senio' & her Eldest sonne, as she affirmed, 
power of Administracon to the Estate of s^ BlUas Parkman is granted to 
2%amas BawUngSy in behalfe of the Children & Credito**, allowing the 
widdow her thirds in house & Lands, and the flocke bedd Rugg to value 
2*^ 10", s^ Rowlings Giving security to the Record' to Administer accord- 
ing to Law. Edw : Rawson Record'. 

[Railings bond is on ffle, dated 25 Aug. 1662. Am* £32. Witnessed 
by Joseph BiUs, John Femisids.'] 

William RoBmsON.— 12 Sep* 1662. Pow' of Administracon ( ** to 
the Estate of Wm. Robinson, Late of Barmudas") is Granted to Whu 
Fearse, in behalfe of the vnfe of said Robbinson & theire Children, & far 
ipSLjm* of his debts, &c. 

William Robinson, of Barmodos, departed this life the third day of 
*Sep^ 1662, in Boston in New England, having due to him the one third 
part of Twenty Barrells of Mackerell in partnership with Richard Moore 
and Rich'd TootaillSf fishermen, the w^ share all charges of Boat hier, 
Salt Caske & bread deducted his partners value at £4.16' &c. Sum total 

Estate Deb' to Richard Moors & Richard ToowiU for money Lent & 
provisions to him at the Eastward, 5" 9'; to John Bateman, for Indian 
dishes w^ he etmryed to Barmodas, 6' ; to said Batsman for goods out of 
iiis shop, 18* ; to WtlUam Fearse for dyett ; to Phisick to Mr. Bale and iUr. 
Stone, to Candle light in time of sidmess ; to Beere to those that Stretcht 
him forth ; to the Pitman & toleing the Bell ; wyne at his burryall, record- 
ing his death, money Lent him by An Fearse, &c. Whole am* £4. 13* 5*^. 
Remains to ballance £3 09' 09^ WtlUam Fearse bound in the sum of X8 
to Administer on the Estate. 

John Hazabd. Inventory of the Goods of John Hazard, who is sup. 
posed to be Cast away by shipwracke in Mr. Hannifords shipp. Prised 
j^^^oif 7"» (62) by Richard GridJy, & Henry Allen. 

10 ; 7^ (-62.) Administracon to the Estate of John Hazard Granted 
to Mary, his Relict, who deposed. 

RiCHiLBD Flood. Inventory of the Estate of Richard Flood, deceased, 
prise4 « : 7"» 1662 by Henry Allen, and Edward Drinker. Am^ £26 5' 6^. 

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Power of Administracon to the estate of the late Eich'd Flood Granted 
to Joseph Gridly, who marryed Lydia^ the Relict of scud RicKd Flood. 

The Court also ordered that the s* Joseph Gridly^ for his keeping the 2 
Children of Rich'd Flood <& his p'' of the Estate in Right of his wife, the 
said Joseph shall have the house & Land & all ther the Estate, he paying 
the fewer Children of s* Floods £4 apeece at age of 21 years. Reserving 
liberty to one or other of the children on theire being at A^e to pay the 
said Joseph Gridfy £22 in behalfe of himselfe & broth", the s^ house to be 
theirsy oUierwise not 

Edw : Rawson Reoocd'. 

)Then follows a list of ^ Things that are Left & not scene, but only 
Judged at from theire reports to yb.''( 

Datid Kelly. Power of Administracon to the Estate of the Late 
David KelUe is Granted to JEUzabethj his Late wife, in behalfe of her selfe 
& children. 

Inventoiy of the Estate taken by Richard Dauenporty Flias Maverick^ 
22^ d"'^ 1662. Am* £286 5% Elizabeth KeUy Relict, deposed, 23 Oct. 

At a County Court held at Boston 29^ July 1663, Elizabeth Kelfy sent 
in a Copie of hir husbands Invento'y & desireing a Just diuision of the 
estate, the house being burnt & much Goods, the Court on hir request mad 
y* orde'. 

It being sufficendy knowne that the house wherein the said Elizabeth 
KeUey lined tooke fier in the day time & was so furious in its burning, 
before help Could Come, as consumed at least fifty pounds of the goods in 
the Liventory Exprest, the which the Court Considering, on the motion of 
the Widdow for a Just diyission of that Estate. It is ordered that the 
fifty pounds in Goods mentioned, be deducted from the principle some, & 
the Widdow be allowed one third part of what Remaines, the rest to be 
dinided amongst the fine children, the Eldest sonne to have a double portion, 
the rest, part & part alike. )Said Elizabeth with the house & land, in 
Boston, bound, for the security of the children's portion.( 

Samuel RoBiNSOir. Inventory of the Chattells & Estate of SanweU 
Robinson^ prized by James Johnson^ So John Lake^ 29^ July 1662. Sume 
is £10 12 10*. 

Inventory of Goods p'sented by John Robbinson Administrate' to the 
Estate of SamueU Robbinson, prised by John WtswaU Sc John Lake, 4 : 8™^ 

John Robinson deposed 28 Oct 1662. )He testified that there was an 
uncertainty as to the return given in, by reason of some daymes made for 
what he ) Samuel Robinson( ^aded vpon, being vpon trust from my father 
and oth's, and also in p'tnership, cannot be resolued, vntill accounts be 
cleared, w^ being to be done in England must crave longer time.''( 

Mr. Thomas Robbinson came into the Court and Renounct his being Ad- 
ministrator to the Estate of his late sonne, Scan^U Robbinson, w^^ was ac- 
cepted of by the Court, & he discharged. 28 Oct' 1662. 

Daioel Doyenies. InventOTY of the Groods of DanUM Dovenies, deceased 
beii^ in the keeping of J<^ lamam senio^, praised by Michadl WiUs & 
Thomas Waikins. 

19 Dec 1662. Power of Administration to the Estateof DanieU Dovenses 

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an Irishman, is Granted to John Famum eenio', in behaJfe of the friends 
of the said Dovenies, Jno Famum eeuUf deposed. )His bond is on file.( 

2 Feb. 1GG2. )John Famum testifies that, according to his understand- 
ing, it was stated *' by some that ynd'tooke to plead Bmjamine CfiUanu 
Case, that Mr, Benjannine GxUam by his Acoo'' vnder his hand, owned 
himselfe possesst of" money belonging to the estate of Davenies which was 
accordingly entered on the inventory, the same day.( 

John Marshall. 28 Jan. 1662. Power of Administration to the 
Estate of the Late John Marshall^ of Barnstable, in old England, deceased 
is Granted to John Sweete, of Boston, in behalfe of the next of kinn. 

An Inventory of the Estate apprised by Richard Cooke^ John BlaJbe, 
18 Aug. 1 662. Amt £60 14 TJ. Debts due to John Sweete, — (am* £7 !•.) 
who deposed at said time, ^l^ere is on file the bond of John Sweete to 
Edw^ Rawson to the am* of £73.4.3, together with his house & land to be 
held for the ftdthful performance of said obligation. Signed by John Fer- 
niside, W» Charde. 2d Feb. 1662.( 

Thomas Houchine. 28 Jan. 1662. Pow* of Administraoon to tiie 
Estate of Thomas Houchine^ deceased, Granted to John Sweete, of Boston, 
in behalfe of the next of kinn. 

Inventory of Estate apprised by Richard Ooohe, and John Elake^ 18 
Aug. 1662. Amt. £19.18'. Debts due the deceased by the Estate of 
Moses Row, by John Sweet, from one Oarr of Road Island. John Sweete 
deposed on the day above said. 

Moses Row. 28 Jan. 1662. Pow' of Administraoon to the Estate of 
the Late Moses Row, deceased, graunted to Jno Sweete, in behalfe of the 
next of kinn. ) John Sweete's bond is on file to the amt of $36 7 9. 2 
Feb. 1662.( 

Inventory appraised by Richard Cook and John Mahe, 18 Aug. 1662. 
Axnt £29. 5' 3"*. Debts due from John Sweete, and Henry Puddif»rd ; 
to Jno Sweete, John Marshall, Thomas Houchine. 

John Sweete deposed 28 Jan. 1662. 

John Samuel. Inventory of the Goods of John Samuel deceased the 
8 10"° 62, prized by James Johnson, John Morse. 

Mentions " the Ende of a house Joyneing to William Avery, £20 ** ; in 
Anthony Newlands hands, £5; in Goodman LowJk hands, £13'; in TV. 
Peter Oliver's hands, £3 2" 9*. 
Jabesh Eaton deposed 26 Feb. 1662. 

Ralph Woodwabd. Inventory of the estate of Ralh Woodward of 
Hingham, deceased, as it was apprized by Capu Joshua Hobart 4r I^ecuson 
John Leauett, of Hingham. 

8 Acres of Land Iving at a place Commonly called the world's end, JC24 ; 
4 acres to the east of John Ferings house lott, £12 ; 20 acres lying by glad 
tydings plaine, £20 ; one acre of upland bought ik Clement Bates, £2 ; 6 
acres by wale mouth River next Thomas Huetts land, £25 ; 2 acres one 
Warsall hill next John Ferings land, £6 ; salt marsh next Thomas lAnkcohis 
land, bought of Edmund Hobart senior ; marsh a^oining John Totoers 
marsh, &c, &c. 

11 April 1663. Power of Administration to the estate of Ralph Wood- 
ward graunted to John Smith, of Hingham, who married Sctrah the only 

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Dsoghter of said Rdtph Wboduxxrdy in hir Bi^t and Bight of their 
Children. At the same time, John Smith deposed. 

Feteb Gray. Accompt of the Debts of Peier Grav, late Deceased, 
who liued in the town of Brant;re, and in the house of Jonn Bcuae. Debts 
dae to AP JJOcocke and others. Administration to the Estate granted to 
Deacon Sam^ Baste in his own & Sarn^ 9c other Creditor behalfe. 28 April 
1663. Deacon Sam Basse deposed on y^ Daye aboue said. 

WiDDOW WiLSOV. An Inventory of what estate wee WtUiam JUs and 
Francis Eliot did find in Brantrey to belonge to the widdow Wilson late of 

Money in hands of David Walshee^ put out to John Woord for 4 years ; 
£4 in hands of John Gum^. Francis Mioty of Brantre, deposed 80 April 

The Court accepted the Care and Indeauors of Francis Eliot 4r W^ EUise 
k wder that -f Estate in the hands of said EUiot be p^ Equally to the 
Children of said widdow Wilson^ [chaises deducted and a due proportion of 
the £4 allowed them with oiher creditors to y* late John Gurnetfs estate.] 

John Olivsb. The Estate of Jf John Oliver, deceased, by appraisment 
Bmoonted in y* yeore 1646 to £180. Advanced since by Loaprovement 
£181 6 4. The Executrix has one third, John Oliver, the Eldest Son, a 
doable portion, Thomas Oliver [deceased] ^ part, EUzaheth WisweU, ^ part. 
The Estate of Elder Thomas OUuer disposed otherwise, soe that nodiing 
Comes to this Estate from tiience« The Executrix paid the Eldest son John, 
<ntof the produce of said Estate. 

[A Division of £809 was then made between the executrix and heirs. 
Signed by Peter OUtier and James Johnson. The Court allowed the accompt 
and Diuiflion of the Estate, 14 May 1668.] 

JoHK GuBNST, Branta^ March 16^ 1668. An Inventory of the Goods 
and Estate of John Gwmey sen% deceased, taken by Gregory Belcher, Edmund 
Qidncy, Thomas Faxon. Am^ £55 14 6. Debts due from Estate to Peter 
BnM^ett, Joseph Adams, Francis Nucomb, John Dassit, sen., Goodman 
Eiog of Waymuth, Groodman Baly, John Mills John Cleverly, Smith, Col- 
lios at Boston, &c, &c 

if Sam. Broadstr^et fy M Richard Wharton deposed to the Inventory 
giaen in to them by Uie widdow or Mends of s^ Gurnet/ and subscribed by 
Gregory Belcher &c., w*** w*** they haue added a true Inventory of that 
Estate to their best knowledge. 

James Batherston. 12 Dec- 1668. Pow' of Administration to y* 
Estate of James Batherston, late Mariner in y* Catch Betume, being not 
heard off for a six years, & supposed to bee dead, is Granted to Wm Gibson, 
iui Kinsman, He Going security to Administe'' thereupon According to Law, 
to Satisfy all debts, & to p'serve y* Bemaind' fo' s* Batherson if ever he 
Retome, or otherwise, to such as shall Appeare to y® County Court to have 
most Rights thereto. 

[James Batherston was a partner with Peter Oliver in the Ketch Betume. 
W^ BalUntine demanded a letter of Attumey, which was granted.] W^ 
Gibson deposed 12 Dec. 1668. 

[Bond on file of W*^ Gibson, of Boston* shoemaker, and OKtigr i\gr ci&gig> \\ 

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Hamersmith, of Ltiui, in the County of Essex. Witness, PeUr OUuer^ 
Darnell VemonJ\ 

Robert Bills. An Inventory of the houshold stoBb ^ goods pertaine- 
ing to RobeH BUls, who deceased Decemb. 15, 1685. 

Mentions, Croodman Haxardy^goodman Kingmanj Jame9 OUcerke. 

A note of Charges attending his sickness and burial signed by JSalph 
Spraguey Robert HaU. 

1 8 1688, SamueU Peirce affirmed ypon oath, that John KjwwU married 
the widow of Ephrcdm Davies & so hee was alowed to administer of the 
estate of Robert Bills marriing his sister. 

John Coggan. Joseph Rock bonnd in the snm of £200 to administer on 
the estate of John Goggan, and Martha his wife, 24 Feb. 1662. Witness, 
Sam^ SendaUy John Femiside, 

William Johns. 11^ June 1668, Fowe' of Administration to the 
Estate of William Johns, of Hingham, deceased, hauing no Relations left in 
y' Country as knowne, is Graunted to IF*" Wbodcocke, in behalf of himself 
ic such others as the Court shall Judge to ^aue any Right thereto, giuing 
security to Administer according to lawe. Edw. Rawson Record'. Liven- 
tory of the Estate taken 5 Julne 1668. Am\ £65 16 6. Win Woodcock 
deposed 11 June 1668. 

CoBNBLius Thater. 8 [?] 8 1668. Inydce of the Goods of Oomilvs 
Tajfery deceased taken by John JStolbrook, Thomas White. Am^ £84. 

25 June 1668. Powe' of Administration to the Estate of Oomslius Thaier, 
late of Weimouth, is Graunted to Richard and Zaekerias Thayer his brethren 
in behalf of themselees & the Rest of his brethren & sisters. Estate 
creditor to the amount of $218 15 1. Richard Thayer deposed. 

The names of M" Edward Ting, M' Brattle, Rich: Wharton, goodman 
Kingam, goodman Barges, David Randall, goodman Fiy, Gregory Belcher, 
are mentioned. 


Shelbume, Franklm Co., Mass^ July 25^ A. 1857. 

Mk. DRAkEd — Dear Sir: — 

Whilst I was in Salem, Conn., about a year ago, I saw a few grave- 
stones in a large field, near the village of Salem (formerly Pogwonk, a par- 
ish of Colchester.) which were mu(^ time-worn ; and which I, with much 
difficulty, was able to transcribe correctly. The inscriptions were the fol- 
lowing, viz : — 

" (&pt. Sam" Gilbert died August 5***, 1738, ». 70 years. Mrs. Mary 
Gilbert wife of Capt Sam" Gilbert died Sept 30*>», 1756 in ye SI** year of 
her age. Mr. John Gilbert died Nov. 22* 1755 in ye 68* year of his age." 

It appears by " Hinman's Catalogue,"* &c, that Capt. Gilbert was mar- 
ried in Hartford, in 1686, to Mary Rogers, daughter of Sam^ Rogers of 

I think the name of Gilbert became extinct in Colchester, as it does not 
occur on the Town Records, excepting Ci^t. S. G — *s name. I have 
supposed the Hon. Sylvester Gilbert, of Hebron, might have been a graxid- 
son of Capt. Sam^, but do not know. 

Tours, dec, Chablbb M. Taiivtok. 

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[By AsHBBL WooDWABD of FrftokUn, Conn.] 

LebanoD originally consisted of several distinct grants or proprieties, 
the most important of which were the one mile* propriety and the five- 
mile purchase. The former was a grant from Owaneko, sachem of the 
Mohegans, to the Rev. James Fitch and John Mason, son of the famous 
Major John Mason, in 1695 ; and the latter was a purchase made of the 
same sachem shortly afterwards. Upon the one mile grant was a large 
cedar swamp, which, upon the principle of association, led Mr. Fitch to 
bestow the name of Lebanonf on the whole tract. The General Court 
gave the same name to the contemplated town in 1697. Lebanon was 
not incorporated till three years later. Having agreed upon a favorable 
location^ the early settlers next provided themselves with a meeting- 
house, and installed their first minister. Rev. Joseph Parsons, in Novem- 
ber, 1700. 

About the same period, probably a few years earlier, the first burial 
ground was laid out upon an eminence in the valley of the Susquetonscot, 
half a mile east of their place of worship. This has been the principal 
cemetery of the town, or of Lebanon proper, for quite a century and a 
half. For the last fifleen years comparatively few new graves have been 
opened ; an area of some two or three acres having been almost entirely 
appropriated to the dead of former generations. 

The roost ancient of the monuments were usually made of granite or 
of purplish slate. The former, being variable in quality, and often uq- . 
suited to such purposes, has suffered most from disintegration. We 
notice that the granite of a dark shade had changed least. Some of this 
description, although among the most ancient in the ground, were in a 
most perfect state of preservation. 

This inclosure presents a circular plain, of limited extent, in its centre, 
with a gentle declivity to the south, and then slopes somewhat abruptly 
on all its sides to the level of the valley below. The part near and just 
above the southern slope, was first improved by the early inhabitants as a 
place of sepulture for their dead. In this locality we find the grave of 
the Rev. James Fitch, who was born almost as early as the embarcation 
of the Puritans for New England, and who was here interred in 1702. 
By his first wife, who was the daughter of the Rev. Henry Whitefield of 
Guilford, he had sons James and Samuel ; by his second, who was a 
daughter of Major John Mason, he had sons Daniel, John, Jeremiah, 
Jabez, Nathaniel, Joseph, and Eleazer. The three youngest of the sons 
are interred near the father, — all of whom have monuments with inscrip- 
tions We only give that of the father, which narrates the principal 
events of his life. It is in Latip : — 

In hoc Sepulchre depositee Sunt Reliquise Viri vere Reverendi D. Jacobi 
Fitch ; natus fuit apud Boking, in Comitatu Essexiae, in Anglia, Anno 

* The one miU grant and the Jive mile purchase of Owaneko constituted the most 
southerly and easterly part of the town, and that first settled ; the Clark and Dewey 
purchase, and the Whiting purchase, the northwesterly part. 

t Histoiy of Norwich. 

} The site of the present church edifice is the same as that originally selected for the 
fint house of worship. ^ j 

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66 Ancient Chrave Yard at Lebanon^ Conn. [Jan. 

Domini 1622, Decern. 24. Qui post quam Linguis literatis optime in- 
stinctus fuisset, in Nov Angliam venit iEtate 16 ; et deinde Vitam degit, 
HartfordisB, per aeptennium, Sub Instructione Virorum celeberrimorum 
D. Hooker & D. Stone. Postea Munere pastorali functus est apud Say- 
Brook per Annos 14. Illinc cum Ecclesise majori Parte Norvicum mi- 
gravit ; et ibi ceteroe Vitse Annos transegit in Opere Evangelico. In 
Seoectute, vero prae corporis infirmitate necessarie cessabit ab opera 
publico ; tandemque recessit Liberis, apud Lebanon ; ubi Semianno fere 
exacto obdormivit in Jesu, Anno 1702, Novembris 18, JE\aX 80. 

A short distance to the west may be found the grave of Lieut. Samuel 
Huntington, who was an original proprietor, and who was born in Nor- 
wich, in 1665. He was a son of Dea. Simon of Norwich, and a grandson 
of Simon the emigrant, ancestor of the very numerous family of the 
name of Huntington in 4his country. 

His own epitaph, and that of his wife, follow : — 

Here lyes y« Body of 

Lieut Samuel Huntington 

Gentleman who died 

May y® 19 1717 in y« 

52 year of his age 

Id menu>ry of Mrs 

Mary Huntington the wife 

of Lieutenant Samuel Huntington 

who died Oct. 5 1743 

in the 77^ year of her age 

Near and a little to the south of the last, may be found the monument 
of Mr. Jonathan Metcalf, and that of his wife Hannah. They early em- 
igrated from Dedham, Mass. His brief memoir was published in the 
Gen. Reg., vol. vii., page 168. 

Here lies the body of Mr. Jonathan Metcalf 

a virtuous, charitable & generous Merchant 

and Benefactor to the Church* &l First Society 

in Lebanon, who having been long and Solicitously 

Trading for the pearl of great price 

exchanging this life in the hope of a 

better ds enduring Substance March 

y« 5, 1738 in the 66 year of his age. 

Low on the eastern slope is the grave of the venerable Duxbury min- 
ister, who, after serving about 40 years in his early field of labor, came 
here to end the evening of his days with his children. A sketch of the 
life of the Rev. John Robinson may be found in the Gen. Reg., vol. ix., 
page 339. 

His monument of slatestone contains the following : — 

Here lies the body of the Rev* Mr. John Robinson 

late Pastor of the Church of Christ in 

Duxbury which charge having faithfully 

and laudably sustained for the space of 39 years 

* By his will, dated March 17, 1734-5, he gave twenty poands to the First Church 
of Cbrist in Lebanon ; and farther declares, £at the said lmc7 shall be nnderstood to 
be of money accordhig to the rate or ralne of Bilrer at 80 l»IDingt per oim<^. 

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he removed to Lebanon & changed this life 
for a better Nov. 14 A.D. 1745 aged 74. 

Sic pater Sic, O, numerare fluxae 
Nos doce vitee spatium caducis 
Mens ut a curis revocata veri 
Lumen honesti 
Ceruat Buch" Psal. 

With appropriate inscriptions, and at a cost of near $2000, a granite 
monument has recently been erected, in this cemetery, to the memory of 
the above, and to those of his descendants here interred. 

We next notice the graves of two of the early graduates of Harvard,* 
who have rude monuments in the most ancient part of the ground. 

Of the history of Isaac Bayley, H. C. 1701, we know nothing. Of 
Dr. Nathaniel Little, H. C. 1734, more is known. In 1740 he was a 
resident of Hartford, where he and wife Mabel had son Woodbridge 
bom'; in 1744, of Middletown, where he had daughter Theodosia born ; 
and finally of Lebanon, where other children were born, and where he 
attained to an honorable position in his profession. From his monument 
we learn that the father and the once smiling infant unconsciously sleep 
on, side by side. 

Here lies y« body of that most 

Ingenous & worthy Grentleman 

Mr. Isaac Bayley y« husband 

of Mrs Mercy Bayley. He was a 

Member of y« Vnivercity in 

Cambrid in New England 

ds Slept in Jesus August 23 

A. Domin 1711 in y« 30 year of his age 

In memory of Mr. Nathaniel Little an happy and 
Successful Physician & Surgeon who departed this 
life April 5, 1753 in the 39 year of his age 
Beloved by all for virtues Sake 
Such virtue as the great does make 
And worthy of immortal fame 
If doing good deserves y« same 

On his leA hand lies the body of Faith, his daughter, who died Oct 27, 
1753, aged 8 months. 

Among these venerable relics, and those not unknown to fame, we find 
those also of the young wife and young mother occupying common 
ground and reposing side by side. Here Mary, (Gardiner,) the wife of 
Dr. Ebenezer Gray,t and the mother of his three children, found an 
early grave. The husban d was a son of Samuel and Susanna (Langdon).. 
Ji»y, and was born in Boston Oct. 31, 1697. The brief story of the 
wife is, that she was born at Gardiner^s Island, September, 1702, being of 
the lineage of the ancient proprietor of that domain ; that she was married 
at the age of 18, and died at 23. 

* The date of their respectiye deaths has never been published in the Harvard 
Trimmal; eertaialj not in ue edition of 1851, whioh is before ns. 

t Dr. Gray was ^e first jderk of th« ,cgarto in If^indhMn Coontgr a^ it$ oij^^Musa- 
tioa in 17S6.' 

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68 Ancient Chrave Yard ai Lebanon, Conn. [Jan. 

Two well preserved stones contain the following inscriptions : — 

Here lies y body of Mrs. 

Ann Johnson y® wife of 

Mr. Seth Johnson 6& daughter 

of Mr. Thomas ds Mrs. Lydia Eaton 

She was a descreet and Virtuous 

Woman ds departed this life 

in y« comfortable hope of a 

better April y« 13^ 1735 in the 

23 year of her yong dc tender age 

Here lies interred the body of Mrs. Jerusha Mory 
the dutiful dc well Beloved consort of Mr. John Mory 
who Dyed April the 24^ 1736 6d in the 26 year of her age 
Memento Mori 

Mors ^ncent Omnia 

For the sake of variety, and to furnish specimens of the grave-yard 
literature that prevailed in early times, we subjoin a few epitaphs taken 
almost at random. 

Here lieth interred the 
Body of Mrs. Abigail Tisdale 
y« late wife of Mr. James 
Tisdale of Lebanon dc 
Daughter to Mr. John Colman 
of Nantucket who died 
y« 18 of November 1726 
dc 45 year of har age 
Har« lis A virtuous loving wif 
ds ever she was kind 
Unto bar husband and har babes : 
Whom she hath left behind 

Here lies the Body of 
Mr. James Tisdale* of Lebanon 
The husband of Mrs. Mindwell 
Tisdale. He died May 3, 1727 
aged 48 years 
Here lies our faithful Loveing Friend 
A Husband dc A Father kind 
Who hath rezind himself to God 
And left his wife dc babes behind 

Here Lieth the Body of Mr. Abel Janes 

y« Husband of Mrs. Mary Janes, who 

Died December y« 18 1718 in y« 

73 year of his age 
Leet Heavens Blessings rest upon 
y Derling of my youthful dayes 
dc also one my children yong 
To keep them all in wisdom" wais 

* Probably Mr.'James Tisdale, after the death of wift Abigail, married wifiB Mind- 
weU, who snrriyed him. ^.^.^.^^^ ^^ GoOglc ' 

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Here lyes y« Body of y* worthy 

virtuous dc pious Mother in Israel 

wife to Mr. Abel Janes Mrs Mary 

Janes by Name when she had 

Lieved Long a holy and Patient Life 

Dyed April 24 1735 in y« 

80 year of Har age 

Farewell my Loving Children 

My Neigburs dc my Friends 

Sarve dod in Truth while in Your Youth 

& Til Your Life doth end 

In passing from the ludicrous to the sublime, we could not well do 
better than pause at the grave of the venerable Solomon Williams,* the 
veteran theologian of his time. He was a son of William Williams of 
Hatfield, and a grandson of Dea. Isaac, of Newton. He was ordained at 
Lebanon in 1722, three years after his graduation at H.C. He published 
many ordination and funeral sermons, the *•*• Election Sermon '^ in 1741, 
and one for " Success in Arms " in 1759. 

His character is elaborately given in his inscription upon a table of 
sandstone supported horizontally above his grave. That of his widow is 
also inscribed upon the same stone. 

This stone covers the remains of that eminent Servant of God, the 
Rev* Solomon Williams, D. D. late Pastor at Lebanon. Adorned with 
uncommon gifb of nature, learning, dc Grace, he shone bright as the 
Gentleman, Scholar, Christian dc divine, conspicuous for wisdom, warm 
in devotion, bold in the cause of Christ, excelling as a preacher, most 
agreeable in conversation, clear de Judicious in counsel, an ardent lover 
of peace & the rights of mankind, firm in friendship. Singularly hospi* 
table 6& in all relations exemplary ; having faithfully servM the interest 
of Christ, of Religeon ds Learning at his Masters call, he calmly fell 
asleep in Jesus Feb. 28^^ 1776 in the 76^ year of his age dc 54 of his 

Them that sleep in Jeans will God bring with him. 

At the foot of the above we find the following inscription upon the 
marble head-stone at the grave of Dr. Thomas Williams. He was a son 
of the preceding. 

Hie jacet 

Thomas Williams 

in expectione 

Diei Supremi: 

Quis erat 

ille Dies declarabil 

Natus 12ti> Nov. O. S. 1735 

Obit nth Feb. 1819 

The immediate successor of the Rev. Dr. Williams was the Rev. 
Zebulon Ely. Their united ministry, including an interval of four or 
five years, covers a period of more than a century. The latter published 

* Solomon Williami, D. D,, the Ber. John Robhuon, and Jonathan Ketcalf, it will 
be remembered, were Prince's Sabscribers. They have all been noticed in this article. 

60 Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon^ C(mn, [Jan. 

a sermon on the death of the elder Gov. Trumbull, in 1785, and of the 
second Gov. Trumbull, in 1809 ; also the election sermon in 1804. His 
Memoirs were written by his son. Dr. E. S. Ely. His inscription reads 
thus: — 

Rev. Zebulon Ely 

Died Nov. 28, 1824, in the 66 year 

of his age and the 43 of his ministry. 

He was born in Lyme ; Grad. at Yale College ; 

and on Nov. 13, 1782, ordained Pastor of the 

first church in Lebanon. 

Although among the first who planted themselves here, and being also 
of the first generation that passed away, no allusion has yet been made 
to Capt Joseph Trumble.* It has been thought more fitting that he 
should be noticed in connection with others, composing together a family 
group. He was a son of John', of Westfield, and a grandson of John^, 
who was in Rowley, Mass., in 1643. He was bom about the year 1679, 
and, at the age of 21 years, became a resident of Lebanon. He married 
a daughter of John Higley of Simsbury, and was the ancestor of a con- 
stellation of Revolutionary and later worthies, including among the num- 
ber three Connecticut governors. 

His plain inscription may be found upon his monument, just above the 
southern slope ; also that of his widow. 

Here lies the body of 

Capt. Joseph Trumble 

one of the Fathers of ye town and 

just Friend to it, of a compassionate 

kind disposition who after a short 

illness departed this life in the hope 

of a better June 16. 1755 in the 77^ year of his age 

Here are deposited the remains of 

Mrs. Hannah Trumbull, late wife of 

Capt. Joseph Trumbull, Daughter of John 

Higley of Simsbury Esqur. who came from 

Frimley in ye County of Surrey by Mrs. Hannah 

Drake his first wife. She was born 

at Windsor 22* April 1683, Died at 

Lebanon 8^ Nov. 1768, aged 85 years. 6 mo. & 15 days. 

On the eastern slope is situated the Trumbull tomb, it being the only 
one in the cemetery. Concerning those here embcraomed not much 
need be said. The celebrity of its tenants, including two governors, a 
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and one commissary general, 
is world-wide. In addition to a few of the inscriptions found upon the 
' pedestal standing upon the tomb, we wish to note a single incident con- 
nected with the Revolutionary position of the first Gov. Trumbull. We 

* This name wm nntfonnly written Trumble till after 1755. There are now before 
tiie writer a nomber of aatogrwha of the fint Gov. Tmmbull, aome of wbich were of 
a dale as early aa 1740, and otherB aa late as 1776. Those before 1755 were written 
Tramble ; those later, Tramboll. The births of four out of fire of Gov. Tmmball'a 
children are recorded upon the town record Tramble; that of Col. John, bom in 1756, 
is leoorded Tramboll. 

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refer to the origin of the once New-England, but now national, soubri- 
quet of " Brother Jonathan." It is understood to have come into use in 
this wise : Washington, whose resources were generally made equal to 
any emergency, was, at some critical periods, greatly perplexed for the 
want of troops, and that which was almost as necessary to insure success, 
the munitions of war in general. It was then, when his own great heart 
was almost ready to falter, that he unhesitatingly decided to fall back upon 
Gov. Trumbull,* who was always reliable ; or, as he expressed it, " to 
consult Brother Jonathan." Hence the origin of a name which has, in 
the progress of our national existence, become almost as popular as that 
of " Yankee," and which have, in a sense, come to be convertible terms. 

Sacred to the meniory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., who, unaided by 
birth or powerful connections, but blessed with a noble and virtuous mind, 
arrived to the highest station in government. His patriotism and firmness 
during 50 years employment in public life, and particularly in the very 
important part he acted in the American Revolution, as Governor of 
Ckmoecticut, the faithful page of History will record. 

Full of years and honors, rich in benevolence, and firm in the faith 
and hopes of Christianity, he died Aug. 9th, 1765, iEtatis 75. 

Sacred to the memory of Madam Faith Trumbull, the amiable lady of 
Gov. Trumbull, born at Duxbury, Mass., A. D, 1718. Happy and beloved 
in her connubial state, she lived a virtuous, charitable and Christian life 
at Lebanon in Connecticut, and died lamented by numerous friends, 
A. D. 1780, aged 62 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Joseph Trumbull, eldest son of Gov. Trum* 
bull, and first Commissary Genl. of the United States of America. A 
service to whose perpetual cares and fatigues he fell a sacrifice, A. D. 
1778, iEt. 42. 

To the memory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., late Governor of the 
State of Connecticut. He was born March 26^i>, 1740, and died Aug. 
7*^, 1809, aged 69 years. His remains were deposited with those of his 

The following inscription is on a marble slab standing in front of the 
tomb : — 

The remains of the Hono. William Williamst are deposited in this 
Tomb: born April 8th, 1731, died Aug. 2^, 1811, in the 81'* year of his 
age, a man eminent for his virtues and piety, — for more than 50 years he 
was constantly employed in Public Life, and served in many of the most 
important ofi[ices in the giA of his fellow citizens. During the whole 
period of the Revolutionary war, he was a firm, steady, and ardent friend 
of his country, and in the darkest times risked his life and wealth in her 
defence. In 1776 and 1777 he was a member of the American Congress, 
and as such signed the Declaration of Independence. 

We should be without excuse if, in our gleanings, we passed the grave 

• We believe that Gov. Tnimboll was the only colonial govemor Who espoiifled 
heartily the American cause, 
t Hie was a son of Solomon Williams, D. D. j<^ i 

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62 Ancient Grave Yard ai Lebanon^ Conn. [Jan. 

of " Old Master Tisdale,^^* the great elaasical teacher of the age, and to 
whose individual instruction so large a number of the distioguished ment 
in our country owe their early training. 
His inscription we copy : — 

as thou passest, drop a tear to the memory of the once eminent Academic 
Instructor, Nathan Tisdale, a lover of Science. He marked the road to 
useful knowledge. A friend to his country, he inspired the flame of 
Patriotism. Having devoted his whole life from the 18'^ year of his age, 
to the duties of his profession, which he followed with distinguished 
usefulness to Society, he died Jan^y 5^ 1787, in the 56 year of his age. 

We will close this sketch with a brief notice of a few individuals who 
participated in the Revolutionary struggle. More than five hundred men 
from this town alone were in the army at one time. It is quite evident 
that no inconsiderable aid was thus rendered to the patriot cause. 

A short distance from the Trumbull tomb, on the west, may be found 
the monument of the veteran Col. James Clark, who commanded a com- 
pany on Buhker's Hill, and who was present at the laying of the corner- 
stone of the Monument, just fifty years subsequent to the battle. The 
old soldier was buried with military honors. His very chaste and appro- 
priate inscription here follows : — 

To the memory of 

Col. James Clark 

who died on the 29^ day of Dec. 1826 

aged 96 years and 5 mos. 

He was a Soldier of the Revolution, and dared 

to lead where any dared to follow. The 

Battles of Bunker^s Hill, Harlem Heights 

and White Plains, witnessed his personal 

bravery, & his devotion to the cause of his 


He here in death rests from his labours. 

For " there [is] no discharge in that war." 

Near the same spot were interred the remains of Capt. Andrew Fitch, 
who also served as a lieutenant on Bunker's Hill, and who was shortly 
after promoted to the rank of captain, which command he held to the 
close of the war, in the vicinity of New York, at Fairfield, and elsewhere. 
He was a descendant of the Rev. James Fitch. We learn from his 
modest inscription that he died Aug. 22d. 1811, aged 63 years. 

In the central part of this ground may also be found a large sandstone 
cenotaph, with the inscription which follows : — 

* He m. the widow of Capt. John Porter, and hence there devolved upon him the 
paternal training of her four children, besides the classical instmction of her jonngest 
son, John Porter 2d, a ffradoate of Y. C. 1776, secretary of Qov. Tmmball, transcnber 
of Qov. Winthrop's Hist, of N. E., of the edition of 1790, and finally Comptroller of 
Connecticnt iix>m 1794 to the time of his death, in 1806. 

t Of these a few only will be mentioned, viz. : The Sd Gov. Tmmball, Col. Tnun- 
bull the painter. Rev. Wm. Robinson of Sonthington, Rev. John Robinson, Rev. Dr. 
I^rman of Hatfield, Rev. Wm. Lyman of Glastenbnry, Rev. Daniel Huntington of 
Hadlejy Hon. Jerexniah Mason, and Warren Datton, Esq., both late of Boeioo, 4e. 

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] Rev. Samuel Parris. 63 

This monument is erected in Memory of Capt. Walter Hyde who was 
of approved integrity, a useful member of Society, a kind husband, an 
affectionate parent, a lover of his country & a firm Supporter of the 
rights of Mankind. Exempt from Military duty by former command, he 
nobly stept forth, raised and took the command of an Independent Com- 
pany ds with them proceeded to the neighbourhood of N. York A. D. 1776 
in defence of the invaded rights of the United American States when he 
died at Greenwich on the 18^ day of Sept. 1776 aged 41 years ds was 
there buried 6z his grave undistinguishable from those of many other 
strangers. His death was greatly lamented by all to whom he was 

We will add the names of a few of those who are known to have died 
in, or while connected with, the army. Perhaps some suflered martyrdom 
in the old Jersey Prison*ship. None were permitted to find a grave with 
their friends at home. 

Aug. 12, 1776, Simeon Gray, Jr., died in the army in New York, age 12 

years and 6 months. 
Sept 22, " Robert Gambell, in the army in N. Y. 

u 22, " Thomas Sluman, " " " 

Oct 2, " Samuel Hyde, " " " 

** 14, ** Daniel Brewster, at Durham, 

** 29, " Asaph Clark, in the army in N. Y. 

ii 29, " Nathan Larnard, " " " 

Nov. 4, " Elisha Seabury " " " 

Jan. 3, 1777, Asa Loomis, killed " *^ " 

" 23, " Jacob Gillett, « " " 

Feb. 11, " Lewis Gordis, ** " « 

May 20, ** Nathan Holbrook, of small pox, in do. 
June 20, *^ John Babcock, in the army, 
Aug. 22, " Capt Judah Lewis, ** " 
Sept. 23, " Edward Webster, « « 
Dec. 26, " David Barber, shot by a tory, 
Jan. 20, 1778, Jonathan Edgerton, in the army, 
April " Edward Corsette, " « 

Aug. 6, " Jacob Bettice, Jr., " " 


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[Copied from the Records of Stowe by the Rev. J. L. Siblbt, for the Register.] 

"Stow Novembr29 1697 

At a meeting of y© Inhabitns & Proprietrs of this Town being warned 
bye y« Selectmen according to y* dcrection of y« Law in referance to y« 
Reverend Mr Sam" Parris his being helpful to this Towne in y« Work of 
y« ministry in preaching y« word of God to this people 

As alsoe to consid' & conclud what is forth' necessary to be done in 
referance to y« proceeding to a Tryall about ye ministerial house. 

furthermore to take sume ord' in what way ye Town may make theire 
adress unto y« generall Court for help as to y« suport of ye ministry in 
this soiall poofe Towne 

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64 Rev. Samuel P arris, [Jan. 

The Reverend Mr Samuel Parris according to y« Townes desire hav« 
beene requested to Come to this Town to preach y* word of God to this 
people in ord*". to his proseeding in said worke & to give ye Ihabits oppor- 
tunity of hearing him in ord' to being helpfull to ym in y' worke in this 
theire destitute condition. 

The inhabitns & proprietrs being met did vote & unanimously agree 
to desire & request ye Reverend Mr. Parris to be ferth'f helpfull to ym in 
bareing on y« worke of preaching ye word of God to this people. 

And did also vote ord*" & appoint Abraham Hoi man Tho: Whelney 
Boaz Brown Samuel Hall & Thomas Steevens as a Committee to Treate 
with him in referance to some monthes or other [2] time yt if ther shal 
be a Concurrance dc compliing there might be a further Treatye as the 
providence of God may dispose and ord' things And furthermore for ye 
Inciridg*"^ of Mr Parris did vote and agree to give & pay him for bis 
Labir and paints amongst vs thirty five punds pr annu but in case Mr 
Parris be not willing to except ye s' sallerye ye Inhabitns did agree to 
pay fourty pounds per Annu as formerly though less able.** 

" Jan. 4. 1697 [8.] Voted & ye Selectmen were ord'd to make a rate 
of Ten pounds for Mr Parris o^ presant ministr for his Labor & pains 
amongst vs wch s"* rate is for one quartr at j^40 pr annii whch is to be 
seasonably made & commited to ye Constable to collect." 

"Stow Octobf 31. 1698 

Rec*^ of Rich*^ Whitney Constable at sundry times ye just sum of ten 
pounds mony due to me for one quarts of a yeare Sallerye. 

Witness my hand Sam: Parris^' 

" At a meeting dec. July 4. 1698 It was voted & ordrd y^ ye Select- 
men doe take Care y*- there be a True invoice taken of all ye rateable 
effects in this Towne ye beginning of August next and y^ they seasonably 
make a rate on ye inhabitns & proprietrs for their ministers [?] sallerye 
being 10 lbs for Mr Parris or present ministr except wtt is grante by ye 
Court may be procured to answer the same" 

" Rec'*. of Mr Joseph Daby of Stow ye full sume of Ten pounds for a 
qr of a years sallery due ye 31 Octob'' last pr me Sam: Parris. 

[Note. — There is a little obscurity as to this receipt but it seems proba- 
ble that it is dated Jan. 26. 1698-9, and possibly may have been at 

^^ Nov 21. 1698 At a meeting of ye inhabitns & proprietors of this 
Town warned by ye Selectmen of s* Town on Referance to several 
proposalls made by ye Reverant Mr Samuel Parris in ord«" to settlmt wch 
were del unto ye Selectmen in wrighting ye inhabitns being met together 
it being a very full meeting ye paps being red severall times & ye severall 
prticulars wayd & consid^'ad ye inhabit''" doe not thinke ymselves in a 
Capassity to answere what is proposed in sd wrighting ye wholl matt^ 
being put to voat it was voted in ye negatiue. 

" it was also voted ... to add to ye 40 lb formerly proffered" 5 lb 
more in fire wood or pay to procure ye same provided Mr Parris Take vp 
wth 20 lb pr Annu in monye & y^ othr Twenty pounds in good pay such 
as can be raised vpon ye place. 

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1868.] Mr. Joseph Boyse. 65 


There is in the library of the Editor of the Register, a copy of " The 
Works of the Reverend and Learned Mr. Joseph Boyse, of Dubh'n. Being 
a complete Collection of all the Discourses, Sermons, and other Tracts, 
which have been already published. To which are added, several other 
Sermons ; a Treatise of Justification ; and, a Paraphrase on those Pas- 
sages in the New Testament, which chiefly relate to that Doctrine." 

This work is a very large folio, (two volumes bound in one,) and was 
printed in London, " for John Gray, at the Cross Keys in the Poultry. 
M.DCC.XXVIII." Several circumstances connected with this volume 
entitle it, in the opinion of the Editor, to a notice in the Register. Those 
circumstances are briefly these : — It was once the property of our great 
New England Antiquary, the Rev. Thomas Prince, as appears from his 
name and date of possession, being written with his own hand, upon the 
back of the title-page, thus, — ^" Thomas Prince. Boston. June 10. 1729." 
On the leaf pasted upon the cover facing the title-page, thip same possessor 
wrote the following record : — 

The Rev, and learned author of this excellent Collections Mr, Joseph 
Boyse^ was born at Leeds in Yorkshire, Jan. 14th^ 1659-60. 

His father was Mathew Boyse, a man of known piety, integrity and 
usefulness in his station, tho' exercised w*^ considerable worldly losses : 
was an elder of the church of Rowley in New England, and one of their 
Deputies at Boston (during his abode there foe about 18 years) and had at 
his coming thence an honourable testimonial of his being very servicabie^ 
as well as exemplary in his behaviour. 

He was in his early years under the care and tuition of a pious mother^ 
to whom he bares this honourable testimony — " That few of her rank 
were superior to her in divine knowledge and serious Godliness, joined^ 
with great humility and modesty, ani that she was every way a pattern <if.r 
all the amiable virtues that are the truest ornament to her sex." 

In 1675 he was put under the care of the Rev. Mr. Frankland who . 
kept a private academy near Kendal, in Westmorland, with a view to his. 
being trained up for the work of the ministry. Having continued 8. 
years with Mr. Frankland, he returned to his father's house at Leeds, . 
where after a short stay he was sent to London to pursue his studies 
under the direction of that excellent divine Mr. Edward Veal, then teaelier 
of a private academy at Stepney. 

After he had studied 2 years with Mr. Veal and performed such pre- 
paratory exercises in private as were prescribed him by his tutor, ho- began 
to preach publicly about the year 1680, and was for some time assistant 
to the Rev. Mr. Edmond Trench, a worthy minister in Kent, of whose 
exemplary life and virtues he published an account in 1693. 

In 1681 he was invited to be household chaplain to the late Countess of 
Donegall then at London, in whose family he past his- time very agreeably 
ab-mt 3 quarters of a year. 

The Countess breaking up house the following spring, be spent the 
nr'xt summer at. Amsterdam, where he had an invitation to preach at the 
Brownist church, during the necessary absence of their minister in Eng- 
land, for about half a year. 

After his return from Amsterdam he continued to preach occasionally 
at Leeds and some other places in that neighborhood till about nsiidsum.- . 
mer, 1683 ; when upon the death of Mr. Timothy Haliday, a fellow [q 

66 Mr. Joseph Bayse. [Jan. 

student and intimate friend of his he had been for some time assistant to 
Dr. Williams, then pastor of this congregation (in Dublin) he received an 
invitation hence to succeed him in that statfon. Having taken the advice 
of friends, and sought direction from God, he came over hither in the 
latter end of the year 83, and was, af\er some trial, upon the call of this 
congregation solemnly ordained joint pastor with the Rev. Mr. Williams, 
and upon his removal for England became the sole pastor of it. 

From thence to the time of his death {which was about the 20<A of 
November^ 1728, at Dublin^) he continued in the relation of a stated 
pastor to this church ; and all that while discharged the duties of a faithful 
laborer and watchman, with so much diligence, reputation and success, as 
rendered him justly dear and valuable unto all that had the pleasure and 
advantage of attending his ministry. 

The passages above, except those in italic type^ I took out of Mr. 
Choppin^s Funeral Sermon upon Mr. Boyse, wherein he gives him an 
extraordinary character, for piety, learning, charity, ministerial gifts and 
a large soul. 

Dr. Increase Mather, in his Order of the Gospel, printed in 1700, page 
50. has these words : — ^'* Mr. Boyse, a worthy minister of the Presbyterian 
Judgement in Dublin, whom I have the rather taken notice of, because he 
was born in New England at Rowley, in which church his father, a man 
of eminent piety, was an officer.'' 

If Dr. Mather was not mistaken as to the birth place of Mr. Boyse, then 

that very eminent Puritan divine was born in New England. But we are 

I inclined to the opinion that Mr. Mather was mistaken, from the following 

r reasons. His father, Mr. Matthew Boyes, was made a freeman of Mas^- 

chusetts in 1639. That year was doubtless about the period of his arrival 

here. The father remained in the country " about 18 years." Hence 

he left about 1657 ; and as his son Joseph, the subject of this notice, was 

bom in 1660, the probability is against his being born in New England. 

\ Mr. Boyse, the father, probably had children born here, and this fact 

being known to Mr. Mather, he took it for granted that Joseph was among 

the number. A letter from Matthew Boyes, Jr., dated London, ^^ 29. 3. 

68," may be seen in our Vll^h volume, p. 274.. The father of Matthew, 

Jr. was then living in Yorkshire. 

Mr. Boyse was a particular friend of the learned Mr. Ralph Thoresbj, 
the historian of Leeds, and is frequently mentioned by him in his Diary, 
and in his Correspondence are many letters from him. In the former, 
date " July 4, Die Dom. 1680," is this entnr. " Went to Newington-Green 
to hear Mr. Joseph Boyse preach, which I rejoiced in as the first fruits of 
our generation.*' To this passage, the Editor, the Rev. Joseph Hunter, 
F. S. A., has the followins note : — ^^ Boyse and Thoresby were bom at 
Leeds the same year. He was educated for the ministry among the 
Nonconformists, in the academy which was conducted by Richard Frank- 
land, one of the Silenced ministers. He was afterwards of Dublin, min- 
ister of a dissenting congregation there, and the author of many contro- 
versial works, a catalogue of which may be seen in the *• Biographia/ " 
Vol. 1, p. 48. 

Under date 1699, Thoresby writes — *' The learned Mr. Boyse, being 
come from Dublin, to his native place, lodged at my house till his mar- 
riage with Mrs. Rachel Ibbeison. The Sermon he preached relating to 
the sufferings of the French Protestants was very moving, there being 
once about 8110 cburchea, in which the true worship of God was cooatantly 

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1858.] Rev. Samuel Partis. 67 

celebrated, which are now demolished, 1,500 pastors banished, their fiocka 
scattered, and many thousand families forced into exile, &c." 

After Mr. Boyse had been settled in Ireland about twelve years, and 
had become quite famous by his writings, Thoresby importuned him for 
some account of his life. Among other brief items in his answer he 
says, " I am not very certain whether I was born January 59-60 or 
6(>-61, though I think it was the latter, ai d could wish I knew the cer- 
tainty, which I suppose might be learnt from the New Church Register in 
Leeds.^^ Hence, that he was born in Leeds, he himself doubtless 
believed. t 

Notwithstanding Mr. Thoresby *s great intimacy with the family of 
Boyse, and the celebrity of his special friend, he does not appear to have 
noticed either in his elaborate history of Leeds, where so much space is 
devoted to genealogies. 

The family of Boyse, according to Sir William Pole, bore the name 
De BoGco, and occupied lands in Devonshire in the time of Henry the 
Second.. The manor of Holberton had then been long in the family. 
The first mentioned is Ralph De Bosco, to whom successively succeeded 
William, William 2d, Sir William De Bosco, Kt. 3d, William 4, William 
6, and John Boys, the last of the family in that place. There was another 
family at a place called Boyshele, in the parish of Modhiry, as early as 
the 1st of Edward the Second. Thomas Boys of that place granted Hele 
to Thomas Boys of Woode, (perhaps his son.) To him succeeded 
Thomas, Thomas, John, Thomas, John, &c. Some of these were proba- 
bly the ancestors of the Yorkshire Boyses, among whom was the learned 
Dr. John Bois, born Jan. 3d, 1560, who had a considerable band in the 
present translation of the Bible. — See Watson's Hist, of HaJifax^ 461 ; 
Lane Fam, Papers^ ^g*t Vol. XI., Index. 

Conn. Hist, Soeiety^s Lihr.^ Dec. 2, 1857. 
Sam^l G. Drake, Esq.: 

Dear Six : — ^At the suggestion of my friend Chas. Hoadley, Esq., State 
Librarian, I write to advise you that there is in the library of this Society 
a small volume of abstracts of sermons, in the MS. of Rev. Samuel 
Parris of Salem Village ; a fact of which you may .possibly like to take 
some notice in the Genealogical Register. 

The volume contains series of sermons from Sept. 9, 1689, to May 6, 
1694 ; and includes various curious discourses, one, with running title, 
^* Christ knows how n)any Devils there are in his Churches, and who they 
are;^^ date ^^27. Mar. 169} Sacrament day; and memo, at head, 
^ Occasioned by dreadfuU witchcraft broke out here a few weeks past, 
and one^ember of this church, and another of Salem upon publick exam- 
ination by civil authority vehemently suspected for Shee- Witches, and 
upon 'it committed." Text, " Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of 
you is a Devil." 

Another has this heading :—" Cone*. V} 11. Sept. 1692. After y« 
condemnation of 6 Witches at a Court at Salem, one of the Witches viz : 
Martha Eory in full communion with our Church." 

I understood Mr, Hoadley to say that the records of Salem Village 
were now in course of publication in the Register, emd that the above 
facts would probably furnish a note at some point of the publication. 

Very respectfully, Your Ob't Serv*t, >Qgle 

Prsd. B. Pbbxiks, Librarian C. H. Br^ 


Crooker Family, 




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1858] Robert Auchmutpy Senior, 69 


[From the Norfolk Coantj Journal.] 

He, whose name stands at the head of this article, resided with his 
family in Roxbury for several years during the first half of the last cen- 
tury. His homestead has been carved into sites for many dwelling 
houses, few of the inmates of which are aware, perhaps, that such a per- 
son ever existed. Probably no other family in New England bore the 
same family name, and it has not been known here since the Revolution. 

This gentleman of the old school was an eminent lawyer, and prac- 
ticed in his profession in Boston early in the last century. He was con- 
temporary with Gov. William Shirley, and probably they were personal 
friends, both before and after the elevation of the latter to the office of 

On the 20th of August, 1733, he purchased the Scarborough estate in 
Roxbury, consisting of fourteen acres of land with a house thereon, situ- 
ated on the road leading to Braintree, now Warren Street. The houses 
of worship of the Baptist and Methodist Societies both stand upon the 
estate. The price paid was three hundred pounds. His family, when he 
came to Roxbury, consisted of himself and wife, three sons and two 
daughters. His daughter Henrietta was the wife of John Overing, Esq., 
an advocate, and his daughter Isabella afterwards became the wife of 
Judge Pratt, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and a 
graduate of Harvard University of the class of 1737. Mr. Knapp, in his 
sketch of the life of Judge Pratt, in his Biographical Sketches, says, 
^^ Pratt^s highest ambition was gratified in his matrimonial connection, for 
he married a most accomplished woman, one who turned from the fash- 
ionable and elegant suitors around her, to whom by birth, fortune and 
female charms she had a full claim, to lavish her afiections on him, 
enamored with his virtues and his intellect." 

His son Samuel was a graduate of Harvard of the class of 1742. He 
settled in New York and was a rector of the English Church. Mention 
has been made of Robert in the Journal, on a former occasion. 

Mr. Auchmuty, in the month of September following his settlement in 
Roxbury, was appointed Judge of the Admiralty Court for New England. 
There is but a solitary record book of the proceedings in that Court prior 
to the Revolution, now known to be in existence. The original papers 
are gone. This last relic of the King's Admiralty Court is mutilated, but 
it shows some curious things notwithstanding. It appears that Judge 
Auchmuty held a Court in Boston in April, 1740, and his judgments are 
entered from time to time until about the year 1742, when George Cra- 
dock appears to officiate as deputy Judge. (The daughter of this gentle- 
man became the wife of Robert Auchmuty^ Junior.) The record contains 
Gov. Shirley^s sailing orders for the expedition to Louisburg, dated in 
1744, the line of battle for the ships, and their names and orders for the 
impressment of seamen* History shows that this Louisburg expedition 
was a pet project with Gov. Shirley, and there cannot be much doubt that 
Judge Auchmuty took a lively interest in its prosecution, and rejoiced at 
its success. 

In SmoUett^s History of England, (which, as it was written soon after 
this expedition, is in the following statement perhaps entitled to more them 
its usual credit,) it is stated that the most important achievement by the 

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70 •Robert AuchmtUy, Senior. [Jan. 

English (in 1745) was the conquest of Louisburg on the Isle of Cape 
Breton in North America. • • • ^ The plan of this conquest was 
originally laid by Mr. Auchmuty, Judge Advocate of the Court of Admi- 
ralty in New England; he demonstrated that the reduction of Cape 
Breton would put the English in sole possession of the fishery of North 
America," • • • "employ many thousand families that were 
unserviceable to the public, increase the shipping and mariners, extend 
navigation, cut off communication between France and Canada by the 
River St. Lawrence ; so that Quebec would &11 of course into the hands 
of the English." 

The records in Suffolk show that Shirley and Auchmuty had pecu- 
niary transactions about these times. The latter went to England about 
the year 1741, and was there for several years, and March 12, 1745, he 
again presided in the Admiralty Court, and continued to preside until 
May, 1747, when the record ends. Within the period of about seven 
years covered by the record. Gov. William Shirley^s genuine signature 
appears as Advocate General. John Overing, Esq., the son-in-law of the 
Judge, came into Court occasionally as an advocate. 

In 1740, Judge Auchmuty was connected with the Land Bank Scheme, 
and 143 pages of one of the volumes in Suffolk Registry of Deeds are 
taken up with copies of mortgages relating to this scheme. It is men- 
tioned in Hutchinson^s History as follows : — ^*^ This was a revival of a 
project of a bank of 1714. The projector of that bank now put himself 
at the head of seven or eight hundred persons. A company was formed 
and were to give credit to i£150,000 lawful money to be issued in bills, 
each person to mortgage a real estate in proportion to the amount he sub- 
scribed and took out. Ten directors and a treasurer were to be chosen. 
Every subscriber was to pay 3 per cent, interest for the sum taken out, 
and 5 per cent, of the principal, and he that did not pay in bills might 
pay in produce and manufactures. The pretence was, that by thus fur- 
nishing a medium, the inhabitants would be better able to procure the 
Province bills of credit for their taxes ; that trade, foreign and inland, 
would revive and flourish." • • • ** The company contrived to 
keep ^50,000 or ^^60,000 abroad." • • • "The company was 
suppressed by act of Parliament, notwithstanding the opposition of their 

Judge Auchmuty died in 1751, and soon after his decease the estate 
was conveyed to Dr. Jonathan Davies, who probably some years after- 
wards erected the mansion now standing near Myrtle Street. He owned 
the estate for fifty years. 

The will of Judge Auchmuty was made in 1741, just before he sailed 
for England. It is substantially as follows : — 

" In the name of God, Amen. 

" I, Robert Auchmuty, of Roxbury, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, 
being bound to Great Britain, in the defence of the just rights of the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, in which, by the bless- 
ing of God, I hope to succeed, but considering the frailty of human life 
and the dangers of the sea, do therefore make this my last Will and 
Testament, with a spirit of Resignation to all the dispensations of Provi- 
dence, trusting through the merits of Jesus Christ, my blessed Redeemer, 
that, after this troublesome life is ended, I may be a partaker of a blessed 

And that he might not ^^ sin in his grave," he adds, ^^ And now in the 

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first place I direct my Executrix to pay all my just debts.^' He then 
bequeathes ^ fifly pounds to his loving daughter, Henrietta Overing, wife 
of John Overing, Esq., in bills of public credit of the old tenor," the 
same sum to his son Samuel, to his daughter Isabella and his son Robert. 
He bequeathes to his son James Smith five pounds, ^^ being sensible (he 
says) if he behaves himself well of the prospect he has of sharing a 
Benevolence of his Grod father, my very good friend, Mr. James Smith." 
He then gives to his ^^ truly loving and faithful wife Mary," the rest of 
his estate, ^^ confiding (he says) in her great tenderness and afiection to 
my children, which I have always experienced." 

< »«^ » 

[From the Norfolk Coonty Joamal, 12 September, 1857.] 

It 18 a well known fact that during the war of the revolution, an act of 
the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts Bay was passed, to confis- 
cate the estates of a large number of persons who were favorably disposed 
to the government of King George III. This act was passed April 13, 
1779, and was entitled " an act to confiscate the estates of certain 
notorious conspirators against the Government and Liberties of the Inhab- 
itants of the late Province, now State of Massachusetts Bay," and recited 
that the persons therein named had justly incurred the forfeiture of all 
their property, rights and liberties holden under, and derived from the 
Government Laws of the State, and should be considered as aliens, and 
that all their goods and chattels, lands and tenements, should escheat and 
enure to the use of the Government and people of the State. Afterwards, 
in the same year, a Resolve was passed, directing the sale of the confis- 
cated estates at public auction, and a committee was appointed for the 
purpose of carrying the Resolve into effect. 

Not less than five of these estates in the town of Roxbury were sold by 
the committee. They had been owned under the Provincial Government 
by men of wealth, and in some instances by persons of high standing in 
society. It may, prove interesting to the readers of the Journal to know 
where these estates were, and something about their former owners. 

The old mansion house now occupied by Hon. Samuel Walker, near 
Dorchester Brook, and about 132 acres of land on bolh sides of Eustis 
Street, including the land where the mansion house of the late Gov. 
Eustis stands, was confiscated as the estate of Eliakim Hutchinson. This 
estate had formerly been the property of Gov. William Shirley, Royal 
Governor of Massachusetts from 1741 to 1749. 

The mansion house on Bartlett Street, now occupied by Mh Bradford, 
with about six acres of land, was confiscated as the estate of Robert 
Auchmuty, and sold to Increase Sumner, afterwards Governor of Massa- 
chusetts under the Constitution from 1797 to 1799. Gov. Sumner with 
his family occupied the mansion house as a place of residence until the 
time of his death in 1799. A fine steel engraving of the likeness of 
Gov. Sumner, with an interesting sketch of his life prepared by his son, 
W. H. Sumner, Esq., may be fouhd in the April Number, 1854, of the 
New England Genealogical Register. He was bom in Roxbury, 27th of 
November^ 1746. 

Robert Auchmuty became a resident of this mansion house about the 
year 1770. He was son of Robert Auchmuty, Judge of the King^s A-dmi- 

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72 . Confiscated Estates. [Jan. 

rally Court for New England, and on the death of his father in 1750, 
succeeded him in office. He was married in 1751 to Deborah Bradock, 
a great-grand-daughter of Mathew Bradock, who was chosen Governor of 
Massachusetts in 1628-9 by the Company in England for settling Massa- 
chusetts Bay, but never came to America. Robert Auchmuty, Jr. is 
represented as being a man of talent, and possessed of fine powers as a 
lawyer. He was associated with Adams and Quincy in the defence of 
Capt. Preston, in his trial for the Boston Massacre. His sister married 
Judge Pratt, ('hief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and a 
graduate of Harvard University of the class of 1737. The elder Auch- 
muty was a resident of Roxbury from 1733 to the lime of his death in 
1750. His mansion house was on land purchased by him of Joseph 
Scarborough, on the Braintree road, now Warren Street, and which had 
been in the Scarborough family before the time of Queen Anne. The 
site of his dwelling house was probably near that of the house lately 
occupied by Jos. Adams. He was a lawyer, and was counsel for the 
Trustees of the Grammar School in a suit relating to land as early as 

Benjamin Hallowell, with his wife and family, prior to the Revolution, 
occupied that mansion house now occupied by Dr. B. F. Wing, at the 
corner of Boylston and Austin Streets, at Jamaica Plain. The estate 
comprised about seven acres on the southwest side of Boylston Street. 
Mr. Hallo welPs name was among those in the act of confiscation, and this 
estate was sold by the committee. It passed through several hands, and 
was purchased by Dr. Lewis Leprilite, in 1791. This gentleman was 
born in Nantz in France, and was a surgeon. Unfortunately for him the 
estate was owned by Mrs. Hallowell, and consequently the deed of the 
committee operated upon the life estate of Mr. Hallowell, in right of his 
wife, but did not convey the fee. Mrs. Hallowell died in 1795, and her 
husband in 1799. The heirs of Mrs. Hallowell recovered the estate of 
Leprilite by a suit in the United States Circuit Court. The remains of 
Dr. Leprilite, and those of his son, are buried on the estate, and the spot 
is indicated by a stone with a Latin jnscription. 

One of Benjamin HallowelPs sons was an Admiral in the British 
Navy, and was a knight ; one of his daughters married Judge Elmsley 
of Montreal.- Ward Nicholas Boylston, Esq., another son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Hallowell, by Royal License of King George IlL, took the name of 
Boylston, which was his mother's maiden name. He owned this estate 
for many years prior to his death. He was a gentleman of education, 
and had travelled in many parts of the world in early life. He gave 
considerable sums to Harvard College, and for other charitable purposes, 
in his lifetime and by his will. 

Joshua Loring, Esq., Mandamus Counsellor of the late Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, as he is styled in the deed of the committee, was 
deprived of a farm of seventy-three acres, with two mansion houses and 
other buildings thereon at Jamaica Plain, bounded west by the county 
road leading by Jamaica Plain Meeting House. 

Sir Francis Bernard's country seat, on the southwest side of Jamaica 
Pond, shared the fate of the other confiscated estates. This estate con- 
tained fifty acres. Sir Francis is described as a Baronet in the deed, but 
the committee made no allusion to his office under the crown, as was 
done in the case of Mr. Loring. Bernard was Grovernor from 1760 to 

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Newbury Burying Ground. 


In addition to the places of residence already mentioned, which were 
lost by confiscation, Revv WiHiam Walter, rector of Trinity Church, 
Summer Street, Boston^ and Charlt^s Ward Apthorp, whose residence was 
in Brookline, each lost tracts of land in Roxbury by the same summary 
proceedings. Several other estates in the present limits of Norfolk 
County were confiscated, including Gov. Hutchinson's estate in Milton. 

IFor the Begister.] 

" Broke by the share of every rastic plough : 
So perish monuments of mortal birth, 
So perish all in turn, save well recorded worth." 

Mb. Editok — ^In a cultivated field in Newbury, as you approach the bridge at Old- 
town, is an ancient burial ground which seems to have been appropriated exclusively 
to the fkmilies of Dole, Illsie v, and Plummer. Most of the graves are marked by stones 
with Inscriptions, but these tablets are nearly all of them lying flat upon the ground and 
covered with the overgrowing turf. The owner of the soil is a thrifty fanner, and no 
doubt respects the spot, but, almost insensibly the ploug^h, each succeeding year, creeps 
closer and closer to the restmg places of the departed, and what remains of the dilapidated 
gravestones may soon give place to the march of improvement, and be sacrificed to the 
advancement of agriculture. That some memento of this spot may be preserved, I send 
for publication in the Begister, copies of such inscriptions as yet remain. H. G. S. 

Here lies buried 

in hop of a glorious 

resurrection y^ body 

of Mrs. Sarah Dole late 

wife of Mr. Richard 

Dole who died Septem^ 

y« 1 1718 aged 62 years 

6d ten months. 

Here lies buried in 

hops of a glorys 

resurrection the 

body of Mr. Richard 

Dole who died 

August y« 1 1723 

in y« 13 year 

of his age. 

Here lyes buried 

y« body of 
Sarah Doolie the 

wife of Mr 
Abner Doole who 
died • • • ye 21 

1770 in the • • • 

« • • • • 

Here lies y« body of 

Mrs Jane Plumer 

wife of 

Mr. Benjamin Plumer 

daughter of Capt. William 

& Mrs. Ruth lllsley 

who died Dec'. 24 

1774 in the 35 year 

of her age. 

Hear lies the 

body of Mr. 

Joseph Ilsley who 

died October y® 

15 1704 in 

the 76 year 

of his age. 

In memory of 

Mr Richard Dole 

died March lO^b 


Aged 88 years. 

Here lies the 

body of Mr. 


. Plummer who 

died September 

y«27 1726 

in y« 59 year 

of his age. 

Here lyes the 

body of Mr. 

Stephen Dole 

who dyed Jan*^ 28 

174J in ye 56th 

year of his aee. 

Here lies y« body of 

Mr. William Dole 

who departed this 

life August y« 5^ 

in y« 68*^ year 


T4 Walter of Virginia. [Jan. 


WUdwood Plantation^ Bolivar Co.^ Miss.^ May 14, 1857. 
Editor N. E. H. dc G. Register, Boston. 

Dear Sir — It may be interesting to some to know the history of a good 
old family — I mean the Waller family. 

Alrued De Waller, of Newark, Co. Nottingham, d. in 1183, and from 
him descended David, Master of the Rolls to Edward III. for 30 years. 
He died with no heir. From John his brother sprung Henry, father of 
Richard, the hero of Agincourt, and who was allowed to add the word 
Agincourt on a shield pendant from a walnut tree to his coat of arms. He 
ieli John who died in 1517, leaving William, having issue John of Bea- 
consfield, Co. Bucks, from which family sprui^ Edmund the poet, cele- 
brated for his suit to Lady Sydney. Henry Edmund was issue of the 
Poet. William was succeeded by Sir Walter, Knt. of Groombridge ; again 
by George, leaving Sir Hardress, who was a General in the Parliamentary 
Army, and Sir Thomas, Lieutenant of Dora Castle in James I., leaving 
William, Kt., celebrated as the commander in chief of the Western divis- 
ion of the Parliamentary Army. Thence sprung Thomas, father of 
Richard, leaving Thomas, who died in South Lambeth in 1731, and who 
left James, dying without issue in 1802. 

Sir William's eldest son Wyndham came to the Colony of Virginia, 
where he engaged in planting. He died at or near the mouth of James 
River, where he had settled, leaving a son who engaged in a sea-faring 
life, and commanded a vessel from Boston to the South American coast. 
He settled in Greenbriar Co., Va., ultimately, and married a Miss Clifton. 
He left William and Bowker. William died in 1835 in Spottsylvania 
Co., Va. A Capt. Bowker Waller, who had married a Miss Chew, of Fred- 
ericksburg, Va., settled in the same county. He raised a numerous 

family of sons. John, who died in at St. Francisville, Lou., and 

Byrd B., who died at the family seat in , leaving one son who 

is now a planter in the same county, Robert Beverley Waller, the sole 
survivor of so many noble men. Long will Bowker Waller's hospitable 
and generous welcome be remembered, and his many friends, now fast 
sinking beneath the sod of the valley, will join him on an unknown shore. 
May his many virtues be doubled in his son. He was an affectionate 
father, a kind husband, a Christian, and a true old Virginia gentleman. 

Many of his daughters are married, and some remain near the old 
mansion, while others have sought homes amidst the fertile fields of the 
South and West. 

Your ob't serv't, P. 

i ^m» » 

[Commanicftted by Jbbbmiah Butuu, of Sherbom.] 
I find in the East Cemetery in Hopkinton, Mass., the following inscrip- 
tion : — 

Aaron Butler was bom at Hopkinton, June 4th 1762, and died April 
23d, 1848, Son of Jeremiah and Martha, and Grandson of Thomas and 
Martha, and Gr^at Grandson of William and Sarah Butler. Thomas was 
bom at Ipswich in the County of Essex, September l&th, 1682, and 
removed with his family to Hopkinton, A. D. 1745. 

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Oentleman^s lAhrary of 1713. 


Was born at Dalchet, in England, in 1632. He established himself at 
Newport, R. I., fourteen years after its settlement. In the year 168T, 
during the reign of James 2d, he was appointed a Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas for Rhode Island. He occasionally resided in Boston, 
owning a large estate at the corner of Hanover and Elm Streets. He 
died there in 1719, at the age of 87, and was buried in a grave in the 
King^s Chapel Burial Ground, on the spot where the family tomb now stands. 
As he survived his children, Col. Francis Brinley of Roxbury,his grand-son, 
and Mrs. Hutchinson, his grand-daughter, inherited his large estate. 

The following Catalogue of his books is somewhat curious, and gives 
us an idea of the legal and other reading of a gentleman of the Provinces 
in those days. It is only signed by him ; the writing somewhat tremu- 
lous, he then being about 80 years old. F. B. 

An account taken of my Books. — F. Brinley, — March 27. 1713. 


Statute Booke. 

Coke's Institutes. 

Coke's Reports. 

Croke's Reports. 

Vaughan's Reports. 

Dyer's Reports. 

Shepard's Grand Abridgment. 

Ditto Marrow of the Law. 

West's Symbolegraphy. 

Dalton's Sheriflfs Office. 

Swinburn's — of Wills & 

Orphan's Legacy. 

Law of Executors. 

Hobart's Reports. 

De Jure Maritimo. 

Interpreters, by Thos. Hanley. 

The New World of Words. 

Of ye rise & Power of Parlaim*". 

Power of Grand Juries. 

Young Clerk's Guide. 

Touchstone of Wills & Testa- 

Terms of y« Law. 

The Law in use in her Maj^ 

Reports in Chancery. 

Law of Corporations. 

The Compleat Attorney. 

Law of Trespasses. 

Of Courts Leet and Courts Baron. 


Lex Yadiorum. 

Practice of y« Court of K. Bench, 

Regula Placitandi. 

The Infant's Lawyer. 

King James's Laws. 

King William's Laws. 

Writs Judiciall, dec. 

Pleas of y« Court of Chancery. 

Ridley's View of y® Ecclesias- 
tica Law. 

Actions upon the Case for Slan- 

Pleas of the Crown, by Sir Mat- 
thew Hale. 

Laws against Bankrupts. 

The Clerk's Cabinet, pr. Shepard. 

Speciall Deductions, by Brown- 

Sheriff's Acco*. by Judge Hale. 

Lex Customaria, or Law of Copy- 

Perambulation of Kent, pr. Lom- 

Original Writts, pr. Wm. Huges. 

Practicall Register, pr. Styles. 

Directions for the Study of y« 
Law, pr. W. P. 

Doctor and Student. 

The Constable's Guide. 

Mr. Perkins— of the Laws of 
England, by Wentworth. 

Office of an Executor. 

Book of Rates. 

Tryalls, per Pais. 

The new Natura Brevium, &c. 

Bond's Justice. 

Primitive Devotion. 

John Down — his Works. 

Philip of Momay— his Works, j 

*^ Digitized by COOgle 


Oentleman^s Library of 1713. 



Bible in fiblio. ] 1. 

Bible in Quarto. 

Greek Testament. 1. 


The Kingdom of God in yeSoul, 1. 

bv the Reverend Father John 

Evangelist. 1. 

Ecclesiasticall History Epito- 
mized, by J. S. 
The Exaltation of Christ, by 

Thos. Collier. 
A Spiritual Journey of a Young 

Man, towards the Land of Peace. 
Webster^s Judgment Set. 
Divine Teachings, in 3 parts, by 

R. Coppin. 
The Song of Songs, by John 

The Revelation of God, by H. N. 
Terra Pacis, by H. N. 1. 

The Day Dawning, by Thos. 1. 

Collier. I. 

Free Grace, by John Saltmarsh. 1. 
The Originall of the Soul, by 1. 

H. W. 1. 

Dawnings of Light, by John 1. 

Saltmarsh. 1. 

Spare hours improved in Medita- 1. 

tions, of Francis Quarles. I. 

A. Testimony to the Glory that 1. 

is near. pr. Jos*. Spriggs. 
An Infallible Way to Content- 1. 

ment. 1. 

Of the torments of Hell, by Saml. L 

Richardson. 1. 

Comfortable Doctrine for Adams 1. 

Offspring, pr. A. M. 
Theologia Gramatica or Misticall 1. 

Divinitie. 1. 

The Vision of God, by Giles 



The Forbidden Fruit by August 

Gospell Treasury opened by 

John Everard. 
Sparks of Glory by John Salt- 
A Guide to eternity by John 

Bona ; now done in English 

by Sf. Rog«". L'Estrange. 
The Spiritual Guide by Dr. Mi- 

chael de Malino. 
The narrow Path dec. by Matthew 

Hermes Trismegistrt« by Dr. 

Good Tydings for Sinners, by 

Rob*. Pernell. 
The Life of Christ— RicM. Cop- 

pin's works. 
Christopher Gode's Works. 
Christopher Cobb's Works. 
Joseph Salmon's Works. 
Tho*. Kempis, his Works. 
Tertullians Apologie. pr. H. B. 
The Testimony of Will". Erbery. 
Clement Cotton's Works. 
Abraham Cowley's Works. 
Natural History by F. Verulam. 
Judge Hale's Contemplations. 
Holy Flames and Discoverys, by 

John Saltmarsh. 
Richard Winstanley's Works. 
Treatise of Human Reason. 

i illegible) out of the Wilderness. 
Ecclesiastical History. 
Trumpet Sounding in the Wil- 
derness, by Da: Leeds. 
The Whole Duty of Man. 
Origination of Mankind, by Judge 

One Epicurus Morals. 
Seneca's Morals. 
Epictetus Morals. 
2. Marcus Antoninus. 
• The Life of one Pomponias At- 

. Sir Tho". More's Utopia. 
. The Jewel House of Art and 

1. The Art of Husbandry. 

1. Mr. Culpepper's English Physi- 

1. An examination of a Book enti- 
tled Human Reason. 

L Justus Lipsius of Constancy. 

1. The Fearful estate of F. Spira. 

1. Ancient Funeral Monuments. 

1. Wbiston'iTheoiy of y« Earth. 

Digitized by VjOOQIC 


Gentleman^ 8 lAhrary of 1713. 


1. Destruction of Jerusalem. 

1. Essays of Sr. William Com- 

1. A new discovery of America, by 

L. Hennepin. 
1. A. Ternary of Paradoxes. 
1. Directions how to live after a 

Wasting Plague. By Thos. 

Dolittle. s 
1. A new description of the World, 

by Saml. Clarke. 
1. A view of y« English acquisitions 

in Guinea. 
1. The Compleat Guager, by Mich. 
. Dart. 
1. A new Concordency by Vavasor 

1. The History of Justin by Rich. 

1. An English History by P. Heylyn. 
1. Of Gravitation or Non Gravitn- 

tion of fluid bodies. 
1. The difference betwixt Temporal 

and Eternal, by Eusebius Nu- 

1. A Vindication of the Protestant 

Religion, by Peter Des Morelin. 
1. Councells Civill and Morall of 

Francis Ld. Verulam. 
1. William Pasler's Works. 
1. England^s Improvement by An- 
drew Yaranton. 
1. An History of the Low Country 

Wars by T. M. 
1. Mr. John Amdt — his Works. 
1. The Voyages of John Bapt. 

1. John Guillim of Heraldry. 
1. Latin Dictionary. 
1. Greek Lexicon. 
1. Latin Geographical Dictionary. 
1. Burton^s Democritus. 
1. Of 3r« first, second, third and 

fourth Monarchys. 
1. An Appeal to Csesar by Rich^. 

1. The Works of Joannis Cosin. 
1. Peter Charron's Works of Wis- 
1. The Testimony of ye twelve Pa- 
1. The History of Prince Erastus. 
1. Barton Holydays brott against 



in his 

A preparation to the Sacrament. 

Mr. Bollin's works. 

The last words of ye Lady Mar- 
garet la (illegible) 

Heaven opened by fi. A. 

The Protestant Religion main- 
tainM by the Ministers of ye 
Gospel in Boston. 

The (illegible) corrected by 
George Keith. 

John Napier's works. 

Love and Gallantry by Nathl. 

FestivoTi^s Notes upon 

Eikon Baseilike. 

The Portraiture of his 
Majesty King Charles 
solitude and suffering. 

Edw*. Lyford's Works. 

The ruins of Papacy by Peter de 

Mary Magdalen's tears wiped off. 

The Mysterie of redemption by 

Kneeling to God by John Dan- 

The treasure of true love by 
Thos. Tuke. 

A Survey of ye United Nether- 

Aulus Persius Flaccus,his Satires. 

A true history of ye wars of Ire- 
land, Flanders dsc. 

Gallantry a la mode. 

The Christian Temple, printed in 

John Quarles' Poems. 

The Compleat Statesman by the 
Earl of Shaftsbury. 

Poems by John Hall. 

Remains of the Royal Martyr 
King Charles. 

Ceremony monger his Character. 

Divine Poems by F. Quarles. 

Iter Boreale by Rich*. Wild. 

Mr. Everard Mainwaring's Docf. 
of Physic. 

A. Manual of Devout & Godly 

Concerning Witchcraft, by In- 
crease Mather. 

Divine Fancies digested by F. 
Quarles. Digitized by GoOglc 


Oordonian Inconsistency. 


1. Chyrurgical Addresses made to 

S. Hartlit. 
1. French Book. 
1. History of the World. 

HomerV Iliad 

The Young Clerk's Companion. 

Plutarch's Lives. 

Du Bartin his Works, 

The Works of Virgil. 

The Compleat History of Europe, 

Sr. Henry Morgin of ye Bucan- 



1. Joseph Glenville upon Witch* 

1. Noroenclatura. 
1. The Life of Florus-— a Roman 

L Book of Characters. 
1. Mrs, Broadstreet upon the (illegi* 

L Rathlx>n'8 Surveyor. 
L The Dutch History of China. 
L Hop ton's Concordance inlarged. * 
3. Jacob (illegible) Works. 

Fea". Brinlet. 


Sir Walter Raleigh's H. of ye 

The Civil Wars of France, 
English Chronicles. 
Greek Testament. 


1. A Ternary of Paradoxes by Wal- 
ter Charleton. 
L A Dutch Waggoner. 
L Latin Bible. 
L Euclid's Elements. 

Francis Brinlet, 


The following instance of the want of consistency in Dr. Gordon's 
History, is very striking : Under the date of " Dec. 8, 1775," he says, 
^^ There is a general reluctance among the soldiers to inlisting afresh. 
The Massachusetts people show as much backwardness as the others. In 
short, they expe>(t to be hired^ and that at a very high price, to defend 
their liberties ; and choose to be slaves^ unless they can be bribed to be 
freemen. But yet, under the date of" Dec. 11, 1775," he says, " About 
2000 militia arrived in camp, and 3000 more were expected every hour." 
Does this look like reluctance? Again, under the date of "Dec. 15, 
1775," he says, " Let me now give you the following anecdote. Deacon 
Whitcomb, of Lancaster, (who was a member of the Massachusetts 
Assembly until the present contest, had served in former wars, and been 
in different engagements,^ had served as a Colonel in the American 
army ; but on account of his age was lefl out upon the late new regula- 
tion. His men highly resented it, and. declared they would not inlist 
again, af^er their time was out. The Colonel told them he did not doubt, 
there wete sufficient reasops for the regulation, and he was satisfied with 
it ; he then blamed them for their conduct, and said he would inlist as a 
private. A Col. Brewer heard of it, and offered to resign in favpr of 
Col. Whitcomb. The whole coming to Gen. Washington's, ears, he has 
allowed of Col. Brewer's resignation |n Col. Whitcopcib's favpr, appointed 
the former Barrack-Master,^ until he can further promple hirp, and. 
acquainted the army with the w*hole affair in general orders." ^ho but 
Dr. 6. could have talked of " reluctance, and being bribed," with such 
and many such instances before his eyes — instances which would: have 
done honor to Romans — ^and which, had they been British* would jpave 
shone with lustre in the Doctor'^s pages. A FREEMAN. 

ICentinel, 1 Aug. 1789] 

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1858.] Perkins Family of Hampton^ N. H. 79 

[By Asa W. Brown, of East Bockport, O.] 

Abraham and Isaac Perkins appear to have been among the grantees 
of Hampton. They were among the first to have their children baptized 
by Mr. Bachelor at that place. Abraham^s son Abraham, born 2 Sept. 
1639, baptized 15 Dec. 1639, is said to have been the first white male 
child born in Hampton. Two femEde children, namely, Mary, daughter 
of Robert and Lydia Sanderson, and Susanna, dau. of Thomas and 
Abigail Jones, were baptized 29 Oct. 1639. One of them was probably 
the first white child born there. 

An old family bible, still preserved in Rye among the descendants of 
Abraham, gives the births of eleven of his thirteen children. Mr. Parsons 
of Rye favored me with the dates there recorded, and told me that Abra* 
ham Perkins, Jr. was the first male child born in Hampton, as stated 
above. This fact is either on record in the old bible, or has come down 
with it by tradition. This bible is the only one I have heard of, that gives 
the record of the first generation of any family in Hampton. By com- 
bining the dates from the bible and the town books, which vary, I have 
prepared the following record : — 

I. ABRAHAM* PERKINS, bom abt. 1611, d. 31 Aug. 1683; m. 

Mary , b. abt. 1618, d. 29 May, 1706. They had ch. : 1, Mary* 

bp. 15 Dec. 1639, with her br. Abraham ; m. 7 June, 1652, Giles Fifield, 
and removed to Charlestown, Mass. Her daughter Mary' was living in 
1683.— 2, Abraham* (ii) b. 2 Sept. 1639 ; m. Elizabeth Sleeper, 27 Aug. 
1668 ; killed by the Indians, 13 June, 1677. — 3, Humphrey,^ b. 22 Jan. 
1642; d. young. — 4, James^ b. 11 April, 1644; d. young. — 5, Timothy? 
b. July, 1646 ; d. young.— 6, James^ (iii) b. 5 06t. 1647 ; fst w. Mary ; 
m. 5M, Leah Cox, 13 Dec. 1681 ; will dated 8 May, 1723, proved 9 Dec. 
1731._7, Jonathan* (iv) b. 26 or 30 May, 1650, d. 20 or 24 Jan. 1689 j 

m. at Exeter, 20 Dec. 1682, Sarah , who survived him, and m. in 

1690 Josiah Sanborn. She d. at Hampton, 1 Sept. 1748, ae 85. — 8, David* 
b. 28 April or 2 Feb. 1653, living 1683. In 1691, Elizabeth Perkins, 
dau. of Francis Brown of Newbury, was living. Qu. Was this David^s 
wife? and had he a son John? — 9, Abigail* b. 2 April, 1655; m. John 
Foulsham, 10 Nov. 1675.-10, Timothy* b. 29 June, 1657, d. 29 Jan. 
1660.— 11, Sarah* b. 7 or 26 July, 1659; living in 1683.— 12, Hum- 
phrey* (vy b. 16 or 17 May, 1661, d. at H. 7 Jan. 1712; m. Martha 
Moulton, b. 16 Nov. 1666, dau. of Lieut. John M. — 13, Luke* living in 
1683. — The record shows that Abraham^ Perkins had ten sons, of whom 
four died young; two more, Abraham,* Jr. and Jonathan,' became extinct 
in the male line ; and two more, David and Luke, disappear from Hamp* 
ton; (Qu. Did they remove to Bridge water?) leaving only two sons, 
namely, James^ and Humphrey,* whose descendants of the male line live 
in or near Hampton. 

II. Abraham® Perkins (i, 2,) by wife Elizabeth, had ch. : 1, Mercy f 
b. 3 July, 1671 ; m. 12 July, 1694, Samuel Chandler of Salisbury or 

* A genealogy of thin family was published in Vol. X. p. 215, which is nolt so fiill 
as tiiis, the compiler of the former not hftving access to dociunenttf obtalileS^ hf Mr. 

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80 Perkins Family of Hampton^ N. H. [Jan. 

Amesbury.— 2, Mary* b. 20 Nov. 1673 ; m. 26 Oct; 1692, John Moul- 
ton; d. 11 Aug. 1707; Hampton.— 3, Elizabethy* b. 9 April, 1676; m. 
5 April, 1697, Jeremiah Dow, a quaker ; lived at Salisbury and at Hamp- 
ton Palis. 

III. James* Perkins (i, 6,) had ch. : 1, Jonathan^* b. 6 May, 1675 ; 
d. young.— 2, Sarah* b. 3 Oct. 1682 ; m. Mr. Graves. Qu, Were they 
the Samuel Graves and wife Sarah who were living in 1722 at Nutfield ? 
3, Mary* b. 2 Dec. 1686 ; m. 1707, Jonathan Taylor, who died in 1724, 
leaving his widow with 6 or 8 ch. — 4, Lydiaf b. ab. 30 Jan. 1689 ; nn. 
Joseph Clifford, 5 Jan. 1716 ; d. at Kingston, 8 Sept. 1723.— 5, Hannah* 
b. 18 Aug. 1691 ; ra. Simon Moulton, 2 March, 1692 ; removed from 
Hampton (to Chester?) after 1730.— 6, Elizabeth* b. 1693-4; m. 26 
Nov. 1719, Joseph Philbrook ; d. 26 March, 1736, leaving 3 ch. at Hamp- 
ton.— 7, James* (vi) b. 17 March, 1696; m. 22 Feb. 1729, Sarah Nason; 
d. 31 March, 1755, at Kensington.— 8, Moses* (vii) b. 30 July, 1698 ; 
m. 1st, Mary Marslon, 26 Feb. 1730; m. 2d, Hannah Nay, 11 Feb. 1760 ; 
d. 14 Aug. 1765.— 9, David* b. 30 Nov. 1701 ; living 1728. Qu. Did 
he remove from H. ? 

IV. Jonathan* Perkins (i, 7,) by wife Sarah, had ch. : 1, Abraham,* 
(viii) b. ab. 1684; d. 14 April, 1715, ae 31 ; his widow, Mary, d. 6 Nov. 
1738, ffi 55.-2, AHgail,^ b. 30 April, 1687. '^ 

V. Humphrey* Perkins (i, 12,) had ch. : 1, John* b. 12 March, 1688. 
2, Humphrey,* b. March, 1690.— 3, Jonathan* b. 24 Nov. 1691; d. a 
young man.— 4, Mary* b. 28 Nov. 1693; m. 20 Dec. 1722, Samuel 
French; d, at Kensington, 14 Nov. 1766. — 5, James,* (ix) b. 9 Sept. 
1695; pi. 24 Dec. 1717, Huldah Robey ; d. at Rye, 18 April, 1774.— 

6, Martha,* m. 16 Sept. 1720, Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater. — 

7, Sarah,* m. 27 June, 1726, Stephen Flanders of Exeter.— 8, Abigail,* 
m. Mr. Leonard of Bridgewater. — The last three children were bap. 7 
Dec. 1712, eleven months aAer their father^s death. I have no account 
of the sons, except James' Perkins of Rye. 

VI. James* Perkins (iii, 7.) — His wife Shuah was, according to tra- 
dition, a remarkable woman. Theirs was one of the first families that 
settled at Kensington, and she endured privations of no ordinary kind 
At her husband's death she was left with a large family, whom she sup 
ported by her own hands. Two of her sons, at their country's call, shoul 
dered their muskets in '76, and died in its service. She was born 24 Nov 
1707, and d. 8 Sept. 1803, Their ch. were: 1, David,* d. 30 Jan 
1735-6 (?) of the throat distemper.— 2, Lydia,* d. 17 Jan. 1735-6 (?) 
of the throat distemper. — 3, Jonathan,* (x) b. 14 April, 1733 ; d. 14 Sept 
1776, in the army; m. 3 Nov. 1757, Abigail Blake. — 4, Betsey,"^ b. 1735 
d. 5 Feb. 1736, of the throat distemper. — 5, Lydia,* b. 14 April, 1737 
m. 8 May, 1755, Caleb Brown, son of Josiah ; d. at Kensington, 11 Nov 
1831, in her 95th year.— 6, David,* b. 11 Feb. 1739. Qu. Did he m 
Mary French of Kingston, 11 July, 1763? — 7, Abraham,* b. 19 Dec 
1740 ; d. 10 Nov. 1748, of the throat distemper.— 8, Moses,* (xi) b. 10 
Sept 1742 ; d. in the army, 26 July, 1776 ; m. 31 Oct. 1766, Betsey 
Sherburn.— 9, Betsey,* b. 1744 ; d. 7 Sept. 1744.-10, Simon,* (xii) b. 
22 Sept. 1745; m. 23 Nov. 1769, Abigail Blake.— 11, Shuah,* b. 20 
Dec. 1746 ; m. Benjamin Tilton, 30 Oct. 1765.-12, Joseph,* bp. 26 
March, 1749. Qu. Did he m, Mary Gove of Weare ? — 13, Benjamin,* 

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1858. J Perkins Family of Hwnpton, N. H. 81 

bp. 26 March, 1749 ; d. 26 Dec. 1757.— 14, A child,* not named on 
record ; prob. d. at birth. — 15, Huldah^^ bp. 15 April, 1753 ; d. unm. at 
Kensington, 20 July, 1815. — 16, A posthumous child,* of whom we find 
no record. 

VII. Moses' Perkins (iii. 8) of Hampton, had ch. : 1, James^^ (xiii) b. 
23 Feb. 1731; d. 6 July, 1776; m. 1st, Abigail Knowles; m. 2d, Jane 
Moulton, 10 Dec. 1767.— 2, Samuel* b. 9 Jan. 1733; d. at Deerfield, 24 
April, 1827, 8e-94; m. 16 Oct. 1768, Lydia Kenniston.— 3, Sarah,"^ b. 
15 Feb. 1735 ; d. at Hampton Falls, 16 March, 1823, 8b 88 ; m. 24 July, 
1755, Isaiah Lane.— 4, Mary,'^ b. 26 March, 1737 ; d. 3 or 12 July, 
1738.— 5, David* b. 15 Jan. 1739 ; d. at Newbury, 14 March, 1805.— 
6, Elizabeth,* b. 9 Nov. 1740 ; m. 26 Nov. 1760, Josiah Lane ; d. at 
Hampton, 25 Nov. 1810.-7, Moses* b. 1 Nov. 1742.— 8, Jonathan* b. 
15 June, 1745 ; d. 26 Nov. 1830, 8b 85.-9, Reuben,"^ b. 5 Dec. 1747 ; 
m. Dolly Swain, 10 Nov. 1773.-10, Mary* b. 24 June, 1750 ; d. 8 Dec. 
1836, at H. Falls, se. 86.— 11, John* b. 24 Feb. 1753; d. 21 Aug. 1754. 

VIII. Abraham^ Perkins (iv. 1,) had ch. : 1, Keziah^* b. 25 April, 
1709 ; m. James Towle, 22 July, 1725 ; d. at Hampton, 12 Dec. 1794.— 
2, Anne* b. 7 May, 1714 ; d. 7 May, 1715. 

K. Jame^- Perkins (v. 5,) had ch. : 1, Huldah* b. 28 Sept. 1718; 
m. 22 March, 1739, Elijah Lock.— 2, Anne* b. 24 Aug. 1720; m. 11 
Nov. 1740, Stephen Page ; d. at Hampton, 28 May, 1752. — 3, John* 
b. 8 Jan. 1723 ; m. 10 March, 1748, Ann (or Annis) Lock. — 4, Jonathan,* 
b. 7 June, 1725 ; d. young.— 5, Abraham,* bp. 27 Oct. 1728 ; m. 7 April, 
1752, Mehitable Towle, and had a son Abraham* bp. 22 Jan. 1754. — 
6, Martha* bp. 23 April, 1732 ; m. 1st, Henry Dow of Rye ; m. 2d, 
Simon Lamprey of Northampton, 5 July, 1780. — 7, Jqmei,^ (*iv) '^P* ^ 
Jan. 1735 ; m. 23 Feb. 1758, Abigail Lock. 

X. Jonathan* Perkins (vi. 3,) had ch. : 1, A dau.* d. an infant. — 
2, Mary,^ b. 5 July, 1759 ; m. 28 March, 1779, Samuel Longfellow ; 
rem. to Maine.— 3, Betty,^ b. 26 Sept. 1761 ; m. 27 Nov. 1781, Edward 
Lock of Seabrook.— 4, Olive,^ b. 20 Dec. 1763 ; m. Thomas Bagley ; 
rem. to Vermont. — 5, Abigail,^ b. 27 May, 1766 ; m. 4 Nov. 1784, Abra- 
ham Green ; rem. to Weare.— 6, Jemima,* b. 1 June, 1768 ; d. 10 Sept. 
1769.-7, Lucy,* b. 28 May, 1770 ; m. Samuel Colby ; d. at Weare.— 

8, Jonathan,* b. 1 Dec. 1772 ; m. Phebe ; lived near Vienna, Vt. — 

9, Dearborn* b. 30 May, 1775 ; m. Sarah Ring of Warner ; d. at 

XI. MosES* Perkins (vi. 8,) had ch. : 1, John,* b. 19 Jan. 1767.— 
2, James,^ b. 13 Sept. 1769.-3, Samuel* b. 13 July, 1772 ; d. 5 July, 
1773,_4, Sf^^uel* b. 27 April, 1774 ; d. 2(5 March, 1776. 

XII. Simon* Perkins (vi. 10,) had ch. : 1, Simon,^ b. 28 May, 1774 f 
m. 12 Nov. 1795, Ann Greenleaf ; d. at Kensington, 4 June, 1843. — 
2, Meshack* b. 1 Sept. 1776 ; m. Rachel Prescott ; rem. to Kennebec 
Co., Maifie. — 3, Jemima,* b. 3 Aug. 1781 ; living at Kensington unm. — 
4, Sally f bp. 30 Aug. 1783; m. John Leavitt of Exeter. — 5, Samuel,* 
bp. 12 June, 1791 ; m. and lives at Methuen. — 6, Polly* bp. 30 Aug.. 
1795 ; m. 4 Nov. 1816, Nathan Dow of Kensington. 


Digitized by 


82 Perkins Family of Hampton^ N. H. [Jan« 

Xni. James^ Pbrkins (vii. 1,) had ch. by let w. : 1, Motes* bp. 27 
April, 1760 ; m. 2 Dec. 1787, Molly Palmer ; d. al Hampton, 16 Jan. 
1839.— 2, AHgail KnowUs,^ bp. 28 March, 1762 ; d. 9 Oct. 1776.— He 
had also several ch. by his 2d wife. 

XIV. James^ Perkins (ix. 3,) had ch. : 1, Mary* bp. 24 June, 1759 ; 
m. 1 April, 1777, Nathaniel Emery.— 2, ilnnc,* bp. 12 Sept. 1762 ; d. 
young.— 3, John^* bp. 18 Nov. 1764 ; m. 9 Feb. 1792, Joanna Elkins. — 
4, Anne* bp. 24 May, 1767 ; m. 4 March, 1787, Jonathan Sherbum of 
Portsmouth. — 5, Jamssf bp. April, 1769 ; m, Molly Perkins (6 Feb. ?) 
1791.— 6, JonaXhan* bp. 16 Feb. 1772.— 7, Josiah* bp. 24 July, 1774.— 
8, Riddah* bp. 25 May, 1777.-9, HannaA,* bp. 16 July, 1780. 

' XV. ISAAC ^ PERKINS of Hampton was apparently a younger man 
than Abraham' ; and was probably born about 1612-13. He d. 13 Nov. 
1685. His wife was named Susannah. His children were : I ?, Lydia* 
m. 17 Oct. 1659,Eliakim Wardhall.— 2, Isaac,* bp. 8 Dec. 1639; drowned 
30 Oct 1661.— 3, Jacob,* (xvi^ bp. 24 May, 1640 ; m. 30 Dec. 1669, 
Mary Philbrook.— 4 ?, Rehtcca} m. 21 Sept. 1659, John Huzzey, and was 
mother of 16 ch.— 5, Daniel^ d. 1 Auff. 1662.— 6 ?, Caleb* (xvii) m. 
24 April, 1677, Bethiah Philbrook.— 7, Benjamin* b. 17 Feb. WSO ; d. 
23 Nov. 1670.— 8, Susan* b. 21 Aug. 1652 ; m. Ist, Isaac Buzwell of 
Salisbury, 12 May, 1673 ; m. 2d, William Fuller, Jr. of Hampton, 22 
June, 1680.— 9, Hannah* b. 24 Feb. 1656 ; m. James Philbrook, 1 Dec. 
1674 ; d. 23 May, 1739, 8b 83.— 10, Mary* b. 23 July, 1658 ; prob. m. 
Isaac Chase of Hampton. — 11, Ebenexer* (xviii) b. 9 Dec. 1659; w. 
Mary. — 12, Joseph* (xix) b. 9 April, 1661 ; w. Martha. — I have found 
no will of Isaac' Perkins, nor any settlement of his estate ; so that there 
is a possibility that Lydia, Rebecca and Caleb were not his children. I 
have little doubt that they were. It will be seen that one of the sons of 
Isaac,^ namely, Joseph,* had a son Caleb. None of the descendants of 
Isaac' Perkins remained in or near Hampton excepting those of Caleb.* 

XVI. Jacob* Perkins (xv. 3,) had ch. : 1, Isaac,* b. 18 Dec. 1671. — 
2, Jacob* b. 24 Dec. 1674. — 3.^ Alice,* m. John Marden, 16 Nov. 1699. — 
4, Mary,* b. 10 Aug. 1678.— 5, Benjamin,^ b. 12 Aug. 1693. We have 
no further knowledge of this family. Qm. Did they remove to York ? 
Jacob Perkins of York m. Ann Littlefield of Wells, 17 Oct. 1717. 

XVII. Calbb* Pbrkins (xv. 6,) had ch. : 1, Rhoda,* b. 24 June, 1677; 
m. 24 May, 1700, Elias Philbrook, son of John of Greenland. She d. 
before 1722, leaving 3 ch., who were living in 1742, viz., Benjamio,'* 
Caleb,^ and Bethiah.^ The latter was wife of Edward Palmer of Ken- 
sington. — 2, Benjamin,* (xx) b. 11 May, 1680; m. 1 March, 1711, Lydia 

. Efe d. at Hampton Falls, 11 Feb. 1767 — 3, Anne,* b. 19 March, 

1682 ; prob. d. young. ^ 

XVIII. Ebbnezbr* Pbrkins (xv. 11,) had ch. : 1, Daniel,* b. June, 
1685.— 2, AUgaU* b. 11 Aug. 1687.— 3, Jonathan* b. 10 May, 1691. 
This family probably removed from Hampton. On the 26 May, 1756, 
Jacob Kent was appointed admmistrator on the entate of Jonathas Perkins 
of Pfawtow. 

XIX. JosBPH* Pbrkins (xv. 12,) bad ch. : 1, Joseph? b. 28 July, 
1689.-2, John,* b. 4 June, 1691.— 3, Caleb,^ b. 8 July, 1693. Qu. Did 
this family remove from Hampton } 

Digitized by VjOOQIC 

1868-] The Turn of Life. 83 

XX. Benjamin* Perkins (xvii. 2,) of Hampton Falls, had ch. : 1, Jo- 
seph,^ (xxi) b. 5 May, 1712; d. 17 June, 1761 ; m. 31 Oct. 1734, Eliza- 
beth Dow. A widow Perkins d. at Hampton Falls, 21 Nov. 1781.— 
2, LydtV b. 1 Nov. 1714 ; m. Gideon Dow, 12 Nov. 1735.— 3, Dante/,* 
(xxii) b. 9 July, 1718 ; m. 28 May, 1741, Susanna Carr ; d. in the army, 
1755. His widow m. Daniel Carr, 26 Dec. 1757. The widow Carr d. at 
Kensington, 7 April, 1779. — 4, Afary,* b. 19 April, 1721 ; m. Benjamin 
Robinson, 25 July, 1751.— 5, Jonathan,^ (xxiii) b. 30 Oct. 1723 ; m. 
Miriam True, 11 Dec. 1752.— 6, Abigail,^ b. 31 July, 1728 ; m. David 
Lowell, 26 Oct. 1749 ; d. at £pping, in 1825, s. 97. 

XXI. Joseph* Perkins (xx. 1,) had ch. : 1, Baoid* b. 1 Oct. 1735 ; 
d. young.— 2, Lydia,^ b. 8 May, 1738 ; m. William Swain, 16 Feb. 
1759.— 3, Daoid,"^ b. 3 Nov. 1740 ; m. Abigail Griffith, 22 March, 1764 ; 
d. 15 Aug. 1816.— 4, SaraK b. 4 Jan. 1743.— 5, Benjamin,^ b. 17 Oct. 
1746. Qu. Did he m. Elizabeth Cressy, 11 April, 1767?--<, Hannah^^ 
b. 12 May, 1752. 

XXII. Daniel* Perkins (xx. 8,) had ch. : 1, Samuel,* b. 22 Oct. 
1741. — 2, Susannah,* b. 4 Dec. 1748; m. Abraham Burnham, from 
Gloucester, Mass. ; d. at Moultonboro', in 1779. He m. 2d, widow Lydia 
Fuller (a Bradley from Haverhill), who d. at Groton, Vt., aged 104 yrs. 
9 mos — 3, Mary* h. 29 Jan. 1746.— 4, AUgaU* b. 12 April, 1748; m. 
John Graves of New Andover.— 5, Daniel,* b. 29 Sept. 1751.— 6, Me- 
hUable, b. 26 Jan. 1755 ; m. Mr. Moulton of Moultonboro'. 

XXIII. Jonathan^ Perkins (xx. 5,) had ch. : 1, True* b. 26 Oct. 
1753.— 2, Jonathan* m. Rhoda Sanborn, 22 Feb. 1770, and had— 
1, Sarah,* b. 10 Jan. 1771 ; 2, Ezra,* b. 20 Aug. 1772 ; 3, Lucy,* b. 17 
June, 1774 ; 4, Rhoda,* b. 13 Aug. 1776 ; 5, Mary,* b. 4 July, 1778, who 
m. James Brown of Chichester, 6 Oct. 1800. 

Between the years of forty and sixty, a man who has property regulated 
himself may be considered in the prime of life. His matured strength of 
constitution renders him almost impervious to the attacks of disease, and 
experience has given soundness to his judgment. His mind is resolute, 
firm, and equal ; all his functions are in the highest order ; he assumes 
masteiv over business ; builds up a competence on the foundation he has 
formed in eariy manhood, and passes through a period of life attended by 
many gratifications. Having gone a year or two past sixty, he arrives at 
a stand-etill. But athwart this is a viaduct, called the *^ Turn of Life,^^ 
which, if crossed in safety, leads to the valley of ** old age,*^ round which 
the river winds, and then beyond without a boat or causeway to effect its 
passage. The bridge is, however, constructed of fragile materials, and 
it depends upon how it is trodden, whether it bend or break. Gout, ape* 
plexy, are also in the vicinity to waylay the traveller, and thrust him from 
the pass ; but let him gird up his loins and provide himself with a fitter 
Stan, and he may trudge in safety, with perfect composure. To quit met- 
aphor, " the Turn of Life," is a turn either into a prolonged walk, or into 
the grave. The system and powers having reached their utmost expan- 
sioD, now be|^ to either close like flowers at sunset or break down at 
enee. One mjadictoiis stimulant, a single fatal excitement, may force it 
beyond its strength, whilst a careful supply of props, and the withdrawal 
of all that tends to force a plant, will sustain it in beauty and vigor until|^ 
night has entirely set in.— The Science of Life, by a PAywctan.— Sept. 1857. 


Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Maiden. 


[Continued from Vol. XI., p. 343.] 







[Commonicsted by Aaslok Sabobkt.] 


son of Unite & Lydia Cox 
dau. < 
son < 

James & Mary Bucknam 
David & Mary Parker 
Joseph 6i Mary Lynde 
John 6i> Hannah Bucknam 
John & Abigail Grover 




son " John Oi Hannah Jtsucknam " 20, 

Oct. 29, 
Asa& Elizab'h,s.&d. of Peletiah& Deborah Whittemore, Nov. 19, 

5, 1748 

Lydia, dau. of Ebenezer & Mary Brown 

Rebecca, ** " Jacob & Rebecca Upham 

Thomas, son ^^ John 6i Phebe Knower 

James, " " Robert & Anna Wilson 

Hannah, dau. " Jabez & Hannah Burditt 

Eunice, ^^ ^^ John & Judith Sprague 

Thomas, son *^ Jacob & Mary Lynde 

Edward, " " Edward & Sarah Oliver 

Sarah, dau. ^^ Edward 6i> Sarah Puller 

Esther, " " Nathan & Esther Dexter 

Ebenezer, son ^^ Nath^ 6s Abigail Paine 

Stephen, *' " Stephen & Catharine Tufts 

Benoni, " " Benoni & Mary Vinten 

Rebecca, dau. ^^ Sam* & Rebecca Wayte 

Daniel, son ^^ Nathan 6d Tabitha Newhall 

Samuel, '' " Sani^ & Sarah Blanchard 

Mary, dau. '^ John & Susanna Sargeant 

Sarah, " " Ezra & Eunice Green 

Phineas, son " Joseph & Susanna Wayte 

Mary, dau. *^ John & Elizabeth Oliver 

Rachel, " " Isaac & Deborah Wayte 

Jonathan, ^ son '^ Jon* and Mary Knower 

John, " " John & Elizabeth Nichols 

Anna, dau. ^^ William 6i Martha Gill 

Thomas, son " Thomas & Mary Wayte 

Elizabeth, dau. ^^ Solomon 6i Mary Townsend 

Hannah, " " Phineas & Hannah Sprague 

Thomas, son *^ Joseph & Tabitha Burditt 

Mary, dau. " Benj. & Phebe Sprague 

Thomas son ^^ Thomas & Mary Sargeant 

Sarah, dau. " Jabez & Rachel Lynde 

Jemima, " " James & Mary Whittemore 

Winslow, son " Silas & Mary Sargeant 

John, *' " John & Joanna Dexter 

Lydia, " " Isaac & Sarah Hill 

Mary, " " David & Mary Parker 

Ebenezer, son " John & Esther Harnden 






11, 174f 

" 28, 

March 4, 

« 28, 1749 

" 31, 

April 5, 

May 11, 

June 23, 

July 5, 

" 11, 




" 22, 

Sept. 16, 

Oct. 4, 






17, 17f8 

" 19, 
" 26, 
** 26, 
" 26, 
March 12, 
" 20, 1750 





Elijah & Rebecca, s. & d. of Joseph & Bathsheba Caswell, May 25, 

Digitized by 


1858.] BirthSy Marriages^ and Deaths in Maiden. 



































of Joseph & Mary Lynde 
John & Hannah Bucknam 
Sam* & Martha Wade 
Sam* & Martha Sprague 
Edw<* & Sarah Fuller 
EdW* & Dorothy Sprague 
Nath* & Abigail Jenkins 
Jabez & Abigail Sargeant 
Nathan & Tabitha Newhatl 
Unite & Lydia Cox 
Jabez & Deborah Burditt 
Peter & Hannah Edes 
Sam* & Elizabeth Sprague 
Daniel & Abigail Knower 
Richard & Rebecca Dexter 
John & Judith Sprague 
Israel & Hannah Cook 
Stephen & Catharine Tufts 
Timothy & Mary Upham 
John & Phebe Knower 

Jonathan Sargeant and 

Sam* Howard " 

Joseph Lewis *' 

Benj Burnnap *^ 

Ebenr Harndell '* 

Ephraim Grover ^* 

Joseph Green " 

Zachariah Hill '' 

John Green " 

Oliver Atwood " 

Sam* Tapan *' 

Obadiah Abbe '' 

Thomas Waitte " 

Joseph Waitt " 

Sam* Green " 

Joseph Townsend " 

Benj Whittemore " 

William Sargeant " 
James Whittemore ** 

Phineas Upham " 

Moses Hill «' 

Steven Armstrong " 

James Upham " 

James Moulton " 

Elias Totingham, '' 

Joseph Chesse '^ 

Abraham Cuzens *^ 

Nath* Wilson " 

John Lereby *• 

Zachrie Howard ' ** 


Mary Lynde 
Sible Lewis 
Hannah Jones 
Elizabeth Newhall 
Rebecca Alien, 
Mary Pratt 
Hannah Green 
Judith Bucknam, 
Izeball Wiman 
Anna Bets 
Abigail Wigglesworth 
Elizabeth Wilkinson 
Deborah Sargeant 
Lydia Sargeant 
Martha Green 
Sarah Atwells 
Elizabeth Cenecut 
Mary Lewis 


Tamzen Hill 
Sarah Parker 
Hannah Willcoson 
Dorothy Wigglesworth 
Bethiah Emes 
Rebecca Grover 
Abigail Hill 
Abigail Wilkinson 
Martha Newhall 
Elizabeth Jordan 
Mary Jenkins 

June 9, 


July 3, 
" 8, 


" 13, 


» 27, 


Aug. 20, 
" 21, 

Sept 4, 
" 12, 


Oct. 26, 


" 26, 


» 30, 


« 80, 


Nov. 7, 


" u. 


" 20, 


Dec. 4, 


" 11, 


« 14, 


" 21, 


Mch 13, 


in y« year 1700 

Dec. 23, 1700 
" 26,1701 

(i (C «« 

in y« year 1701 
Feb. 12, 170i 
in y« year 1702 
Dec. 17, " 

" 30, " 
May, 1703 
Nov. 23, " 
Dec. 1, 1708 

» 16, " 
June 2, 1709 

« 31 (30,?) " 
Oct. 18, " 
Dec. 1, " 
Jan. 4, 17^ 

" 5, 17^ 
Sept. 29, 1710 

Digitized by VjOOQIC 


BirihSy Marriages and Deaths^ in Maiden. [Jaii. 

Sam* WtlaoQ 
John Brintnall 
William Johnson 
Jonathan Waitt 
Benjamin Teele 
James Hayes 
Sam» Grover 
John Griffin 
Joseph Sargeant • 
Patrick Flinn 
Sam^ Newhall 
David Green 
Joseph Lytide • 
John Shute 
Peter Edes 
Samuel Sargeant 
Jonathan Howard 
Sam* Upham 
Sam^ Mower 
Jabez Sargeant 
Jonathan Waitt 
Nath> Nichols 
Sami Sprague 
William Paine 
Isaac Green 
Eben' Upham 
Sami Wason 
Jonathan Sargeant 
William Sprague 
Simon Grover 
John Upham 
Josiah Blanchard 
Richard Pratt 
John Burditt 
John Sweetser 
Thomas Wayte 
James Baldwin 
John Coleman 
Abiathar Vinton 
Phineas Sargeant 
Jacob Freese 
Thomas Douglass 
Thomas Pratt 
Benj Blaney 
John Thomas 
Phillips Sweetser 
Thomas Green 
Joseph Green 
Thomas Blanchard 
Timothy Wait 
Jonathan Howard 

and Margaret Chamberlin 

'' Deborah Meliins 

" Sarah Wilkinson 

'' Elizabeth Piatt 

^^ Anna Jenkins 

^' Mehitable Sprague 

" Sarah Upham, 

^^ Mary Upham 

^^ Hannah Bucknam 

" Mary Winsled 

^^ Sarah Sargeant 

" Martha Pratt 

" Mary Sprague * 

" Mary Wayte 

^* Martha Mudge 

'' Elizabeth Pratt 

" Anna Pratt 

" Mary Grover 

^^ Elizabeth Sprague 

" Mary Lynde 

" Abigail Waitt 

" Ruth Upham 

^* Joanna Lynde 

•* Tabitha Waitt 

" Mary Pratt 

'^ Elizabeth Blanchard 

^^ Joanna Upham 

*' Mary Sprague 

" Dorothy Floyd 

" Mary Right 

^* Tamzen ong 

^' Elizabeth Morison 

^^ Joanna ong 

, " Hannah Cole 

*• Martha Green 

" Abigail Hesey 

" Mary Stowor 

" Dorothy Upham 

" Lydia Green 

" Abigail Pratt 

" Dorothy Moulton 

" Mary Sargeant 

" Lydia Lynde 

^^ Abigail Bucknam 

"^ Elizabeth Nichols 

" Mary Green 

" Martha Lynde 

'* Ruth Dexter 

'« Judith Hill 

Mch 6, 

Aug. 28, 
Nov. 6, 

** 20, 
Dec. 31, 
Jan. 22, 
April 17, 
May 28, 
June 4, 
July 16, 
Dec. 3, 

" 10, 
Oct. 21, 

" 27, 
Nov. 16, 
Dec. 2, 
Jan. 13, 
Feb. 17, 
Jan. 4, 
Aug. 21, 
Sept 26, 
Jan. 22, 
Mch 20, 
Apl 18, 
May 2, 
Ocu 10, 
Nov. 25, 

" 26, 
Jan. 1, 

" 15, 
May 7, 
Dec. 6, 



Mary Oakes 

^. Mary Harndall 

Robert Snelling of Boston and Lydia Dexter of Maiden, 
John Woolson of Weston and Elizabeth Upham of Maiden^ 

Digitized by 

Apl 23, 

" • 30, 
Dec. 31, 
Mch 31, 
June 10, 

i( 24 
Oct. 13', 
Nov. 30, 
Dec. 30, 
Jan. 13, 

" 26, 
Feb. 21, 
Apl 28, 
June 1, 

" 80, 
Oct. 6, 






















44 . 
































1808.] Births^ Marriages and Deaths, in Maiden. 87 

Amos Putoam and Hannah Lynde Dec. 27, 1726 

Daniel Floyd " Margaret Jenkins Feb. 7, 172f 

Jotham Tuttle ^ Martha Hall Mch 1, 1727 

Thomas Degrusha *^ Hannah Howard, but y« time not returned. 
James Hill ^^ Lois Upham July 5, *•'' 

Sam> Howard " Elizabeth Wayte " 12, " 

Sam'.Gieen «' Lois Sprague Feb. 15, 172^ 

Ebenr Brown of Mendon & Mary Dexter of Maiden Apl 4, 1728 

Abraham Lewis of Marblehead&EiizabethAtwoodof Maiden Dec. 12,^^ 
Daniel Newhall and Tabitha Upham 
James Barrett ^^ Mary Bucknam 

Isaac Wheeler " Mehitable SweetseF 

' Richard Pratt *' Rebecca Harnden 

John Emerson of Topsfield & Elizabeth Pratt of Maiden 
Thomas Burditt and Sarah Newhall 
John Blooit of Boston & Sarah Nichols of Maiden 
Robert Levenstone & Zabiah Sargeant 

John Hacy of Rumney Marsh 6e Abigail Dexter of Maiden, Nov. 17, 1730 
Richard Perkins of Boston & Judith Bucknam of Maiden, Dec. 3, " 
Edward Hallowell of Maiden &HuldahFarrington of Lynn " 25, " 
Phijieas Upham and Hannah Waite " " '* 

Benjamin Tufts of Medford & Mary Hutchinson of Maiden Jan; 
Scuxiuel Wayte and Elizabeth Pratt 
Jacob Burditt ^' Rebekah Brown 

Thomas Parker, Jr. " Mary Upham 
James Barrett of Killingley & Tabitha Hill of Maiden 
Michael Sweetser and Mary Smith 
Ezekiel Jenkins '^ Phebe Sprague 
Joseph Chadwick of Falmouth & Mary Jenkins of Maiden 
John Goddard of Roxbury & Mary Sprague of Maiden 
Patrick Cowen of Maiden & Jean Crawford of Lynn 
David Green of Reading 6i Hannah Marble of Maiden 
Thomas Richardson andRuth Bucknam 
Thomas Mighills of Pomfret & Mary Howard of Maiden 
Benjamin Faulkner and Anna Green 
Nath* Paine " Abigail Hasey 

Ebenezer Harnden of Maiden & Lydia Wade of Medford 
John Sprague of Maiden & Judith Green of Stoneham 
David Pratt and Mercy Upham 

Joshua Whittemore *' Elizabeth Whittemore 
Asa Hill of Shurburne & Sarah Hill of Maiden 
Ebenezer Barrett and Elizabeth Sargeant 
Isaac Waite " Deborah Waite 

Samuel Evans of Reading &; Sarah Marble of Maiden Nov. 3, 1735 
Richard Whittemore of Killingley & Elizabeth Baldwin of 

Maiden, Dec. 26, '' 
Thomas Lynde & Joanna Parker, ^^ 27, ^^ 

Benjamin Farnsworth of Groton& Rebecca Pratt of Maiden May 19, 1736 
William Deane of Cambridge & Mary Green of Maiden ^^ 20, '^ 
Thomas Jenkins of Boston & Anna Sargeant of Maiden June 15, ^^ 
Phineas Walker of Brookfield & Ruth-Chadwick of Maiden July 3, '^ 
Samuel Sweetser d( Mary Burditt •' 8, '^ 

ITo be Continued.] * 

Jan; 7, 


Mch 16, 


" 30, 


Apl 5, 


May 6, 


Nov. 18, 


Aug. 3, 


Nov. 2, 


" 15, 


Feb. 22, 


Mch 15, 


June 26, 


Sept 6, 


Oct 25, 


Feb. 5, 


" 25, 


Apl. 11, 


« 18, 


" 25, 


May 29, 


Nov. 7, 


« 28, 


Digitized by 


88 Book Notices. [Jan. 


An Historical Discourse in commemoration of the One Hundredth Annu 
versary of the Formation of the First Congregational Church in Tern- 
pleton, Massachusetts, With an Appendix^ embracing a Survey of the 
Municipal Affairs of the Toum, By Edwin G. Adams, JuDior Pastor. 
Boston, 1857. 8vo., pp. 175. 

The above able and interesting Discourse, containing an historical sketch of the earlv 
settlement of the town and of the Annals of the Chnrch, was dellyered on Sundaj, Dec 
9, 1855. Its publication, however, was delayed till the present year, to enable the 
anthor to comply with the desire expressed, as he says, from many sources, to accom- 
pany it with some account also of the Municipal affairs of the town since its incorponir 

In the hundred years now closed there have been five ministers, three of whom are 
still living and two of them remain pastors of the Church. The ministry of the first. 
Rev. Daniel Pond, continued but three or four years. That of Bev. Ebenczer Spar- 
hawk continued forty-four years till his death. The next in order, the present senior 
pastor. Rev. Charles Wellington, D. D., has recently preached his half-century Ser- 
mon,* receiving on the occasion gratifying testimonials of the respect and affection of 
those among whom he has so long lived and labored. Bev. Norwood Damon waa 
settled as C^Ueaeue pastor in 1844, and remained a little more than a year and a half. 
The author of this Discourse was ordained as Colleague Jan. 13, 1847. He has faith- 
fully given us in his Discourse the simple annals of the parish, a portraiture of its min- 
isters, its statistics, and the varied changes of a Century. It seems to us a model of 
what such a Discourse should be. 

The Appendix occupies 101 of the 175 pages of this valuable pamphlet, and yields 
not in interest to the Discourse itself. But being prepared in so short a time, it could 
not be expected to be sufficiently full and minute to nil the place of a town history. 
We hope Mr. Adams will continue his researches and investigations, and that by the 
time 01 the Centennial Anniversary of the Incorporation of the town, which we believe 
will occur in 1862, he will be able to give the public a thorough and authentic Histoiy 
of the town, accompanied with genealogies of the families of the early settlers. A. 

Address of Hon. William G. Bates, cU the. Laying of tlie Comer Stone 
of Westfield Academy, July 31«t, 1857. Springfield, 1857. 8vo., 
pp. 20. 

Westfield has a written history, but it was published many years ago. That history, 
though small, is a comer ttone on which another may be constructed. The history of an 
important institution in a town should form a chapter of great interest in its general 

The Rev. Dr. Davis, in his few introductory remarks, carries back the ceremony of 
layin;? comtT stones to a period of gn'at antiquity. He said, "the friends of Job, who 
is supposed to have lived in the days of Abraham, asked him (Job, of course,) if he 
knew who laid the Comer Stone of the Karth V* But how Job answered that question, 
the Doctor does not inform us. 

The Address of Mr. Bates is a historical document of ^reat value, and must have 
been prepared with very considerable labor, as it is filled with names and dates. 

Second Congregational Church in Berlin, [C^] — Tfie Confession of 
Faith, Covenant, Ecclesiastical Principles and Rules, Forms of Admis- 
sions, etc.. Historical Memoranda, Chronological Catalogue, and Al- 
phabetical Index to September, 1857. Hartford : 1857. 12mo., pp. 94. 

From works of this description, the future historians of towns must draw many of 
their most valuable facts. They are primary landmarks in the flood of time. The 
Second Church of Berlin is not an old one; dating back no farther than 177S, lliera- 
fore it is not important to give any abstract of the work before us. It appears to be 
prepared with much care, and is published in a very neat manner. 

* It was preaebed Juae tS5, ii haviug been posipooed from Feb. 25, on accouot of lu« severe 
illJies* at thai lime. 

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1868.] Book Notieet. 89 


The New Hampshire Annual Register for the year 1858. By G. Parker 
Lyon. Concord : 18mo. pp. 178. 

^ This Taloable little manual again greets as, and is Jieartllj welcome. Our descrip- 
trona of it for previous years wiU gijre our readers a pretty good notion of what the 
work is for the present yesx ; although its Editor is inaefatigable in his labors to make 
every improvement which his long attention to the subject can suggest. No New 
Hampshire man should be without it. 

Firtt Catalogue of Boscawen Academy^ a Family Day School for Pri» 
mary^ Acadetnic^ Normal and Collegiate Instruction^ Boscawen^ N H. 
Jonathan Tenney, Principal and Proprietor. Concord, N. H. : 1857. 
8vo., pp. 16. 

We do not recollect to have seen a more beautiful specimen of typography than is 
exhibited in this Catalogue of Mr. Tennev's School. Indeed the whole work discovers 
exquisite taste. Judging from his list of scholars, it is at least presumable that this 
Academy is in a flourishing condition. It is only necessary that the Principal should 
be known to insure him as large a school as he can wish. 

A Sermon in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of tJie Ordination^ 
Feb, 25M, 1807, oj the Author^ Rev. Charles Wellington, as Pastor 
of the First Congregational Church and Society in Templeton^ Mass. 
Boston : 1857. 8vo., pp. 39. 

The venerable Author, in a prefatory note to his Sermon, tells us, that " The follow- 
ing Sermon is published neither by request, nor from a vain belief that it possesses any 
merits sufficient to entitle it to a publication; but only because it is an Half^ Century 
Sermon ; and because, as sudi, it may be regarded as a legacy (though a trifling one) 
to the Author's parishioners and friends." 

Besides being an excellent Discourse, it is an able comparative survey of the times of 
bis ordination with the present. Mr. Wellington has appended to his Sermon a few 
valuable Notes ; and no doubt every body who reads them will be very sorry they are 
10 few. 

The Early History of Florida. An Introductory Lecture, delivered by 
George R. Fairbanks, £sq., before the Florida Historical Society, 
April 15th, 1857. With an Appendix, containing the Constitution, 
Organization, and List of Members of the Society. St. Augustine, Fla. : 
1857. 8vo., pp.32. 

In his Lecture, Mr. Fairbanks dwells chiefly upon the Spanish period of the History 
of Florida ; and he has given us a very excellent summary riew of that interesting 
period. The early Englisn period of its history may be said to begin with the capture 
of St. Augustine by Sir Francis Drake in 1585; The fortress was manned at that 
time by about 150 Spanish soldiers, which was surrendered to Drake, and he carried 
thence to England fourteen pieces of cannon. 

We hope to hear from time to time that the Florida Historical Society is flourishing, 
and that its members on the spot are busily engaged in rescuing the history of that 
State from oblivion. 

* ^•m--*— 

Death of Two English Writers. — Two persons, at one time inti- 
mately connected with newspaper literature in England, have recently 
died, viz. : Mr. John Black and James Silk Buckingham, the famous 
traveller. Mr. Black was for many years the editor of the Morning 
Chronicle, and Mr. Buckingham was the originator and first editor of the 
Athensum. He once gave a course of public lectures in Boston, and 
made numerous addresses on Temperance in the United States. — Newsp, 
20 July, 1855. 

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Marriages and Deaths, 



DXAKB, Mr. John Boberk, of Memphis, 
Tenn.; (son of Mr. Samoel G. Drake of 
Boston) 28 Not., to Miss Sarah H. Inn- 
man, jounsest danehter of the late Henry 
Innman of ^ew lu)rk, at Memphis, by 
the Bev. Dr. C. T. Qointird. 

PosTJBR, Josiah, Esq., of Cambridge, 21 
KoY. 1857, at Boston, to Miss Caroline 
Hamilton Bice of Boston, by the Bev. 
Mr. Caleb Daris Bradlee. 

Tbaxter, Mr. A. Wallace, jr., of Boston, 
25 May, 1857, at Boston, to Biiss Mary 
Ellen Hill of St. Loois, by the lEbev. 
Caleb Davis Bradlee. 

Whitimo, Mr. Wm. Henry, of Clark Co., 
Va., 8 Dec, to Miss Macy Jay, dan. of 
the late Judge Foote of Cooperstown, 
N. Y., in the city of New York. 


Aldvv, Mr. Simeon, Baltimore, Md., 9 
Nov., as. 64; formerly of -Boston. 

Barstow, Capt. Bichard, jr., Havana, 5 
Nov., in his 30th year ; of yellow fever. 
He was master of Uie Sea Belle of New- 
port, B. I. 

Babsbtt, Calvin, Belchertown, I Nov., sb. 

Beal, Mrs. Elsa, Lowell, U Nov., n. 79, 7 
mo. ; widow of Mr. Bei^. Beal of Hing- 

BiBNBT, James 6., Perth Ambov, N. J., 
25 Nov., SB. 65 ; he was bom in Danville, 
Ky., 1793; ^ad. Princeton and studied 
law with J. M. Dallas of PhUadelphia. 
In 1808 he became a planter in Alabama, 
and owned 35 slaves, ont soon after went 
to Hantsville in his native State, and en- 
tered upon the practice of his profession. 
He soon became a great anti-slaverv advo- 
cate, freed his own slaves, and 21 which he 
induced his father to give him out of his 
patrimon V. In 1 834 he attempted to start 
an anti-slavery paper in Kj., but could 
^t no one to print it ; so he went over 
mto Ohio and set one on foot, to which 
there was violent opposition. Prior to 
1844 he was a resident of Michigan, and 
became the Liberty candidate for Presi- 
dent of the United States. The move- 
ment of his party is believed by many 
to have been a great cause of the defbat 
of Henry Clay. His biography was pub 
lished during his presidential campaign. 
He has a son at school in New Jersey, 
which occasioned his residenoe there. 
His second wife snrviTes him, and is sis- 
ter-in-law to the Hon. Geirit Smith. 

Blisb, lir. John, Wilbnham, 23 NoV., le. 

Bkadubt, Bobert, Esq., Fryebuigh, Me., 
11 Nov., K. 85; formerly of Concord, 

BuBiBB, Mn. Deborah, Salem, 12 Nor., se. 
85 yrs. 6 mo. 

BuBBANK, Bev. William, Jefferson, Me., 

Oct., SB. 81. 

BcTUSB, Mr». Huldah, Northampton, 12 
Nov., SB. about 85 ; wid. of William Bnt- 
ler the founder of the Hampshire Gazette 
(1786) which he conducted some thirty 
years, and died in 1831. Mrs. B. was 
dan. of John Brown of Pittsaeld, who 
joined the revolutionary army and was 
killed in the battle of the Mohawk, 17Q0. 
She was a teacher in early life, and was 
once a scholar of Master Elisha^Ticknor 
of Boston. She had a sister Sally, wife 
of Dr. Hooker of Butland, Vt. Hcniy 
C. Brown, many years High Sheriff of 
Berkshire, was her brother. — Newswxper. 

BuzBLL, Mrs. Susan, Northwood, N. H., 
9Nov., SB. 81. 

Castblew, Patsy, (colored) New Bedford, 
4 Nov., IB. 101 years. She was a ^lare 
for about 70 years to Alexander Gliff, of 
Hanover Co., Va., and was freed by hhn 
at his death. She came to New Bedford 
about four yean ago, and lived with a 
daughter. ^ 

CiJ^BK, Capt. Joseph W., Charlestowtt, 11 
Nov., m. 78 ; formerly a shipmaster. 

Clasbt, Capt. Beuben, Nantucket, 16 
Nov., IB. 80. 

Collins, Daniel, M. D., Williamsbuw, 6 
Nov., SB. 77 ; a grad. of Williams Col- 
lege, 1803. 

Datis, Mr. Charles, Jamaica Plain, 16 
Nov., n. 65, 4 mo. 

Day, Mrs. Mary Ann Powers, 7 Nor., m, 
91 ; wife of Preston Day, Esa. 

Dbabbobw, Mr. Samuel, Greenland, N. H., 
11 Nov., SB. 85. 

Dbbbt, Mrs. Sarah, S. Danvers, 14 Oct., 
SB. 85 yrs. 6 mo. 

Db Vikout, Prof. Francesco De, Savan- 
nah, Ga., 22 Nov., of consumption ; a 
native of Cuba. He left Trinidad de 
Cuba when a youth, on account of polit- 
ical sentiments, and adopted the United 
States as his country ; married Gertrude, 
the youngest daugfiter of Sumner Lin- 
coln'Fairtield. He was a great linguist, 
and for some time was a Prof, in the Uni- 
versi^ of New York. 

Dill, Mrs. Mary, Hull, 25 Aug., ». 91 ; 
the oldest inhaoitant of the town. 

DoTT, Mr. Jerathiel, South Wallingford, 
Vt., 14 Nov., SB. 93. Mr. D. was bom is 
Bhode Island in 1764. He enlisted in. 
the oontiBental army when only fiftsea 
years old, and served throughout tho 
seven years' struggle. He was one of 

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Marriages and Deaths, 


the lx)dy-giuird and escort of Lafayette 
to his native conntiy. In 1812 Mr. Dotj 
Tolnnteered in his countr/s service, and 
took part io the operations at Piattsburff. 
He was buried on the 18th^ with public 
honors, the people turning out en masse 
to manifest their respect &r the departed 
Teteran. The Declaration of Independ- 
ence was read, an eulogy was pronounced 
bv D. D. Nicholson, and the ceremonies 
closed b V the Wallingford Kifle Ck>mpany 
firinff a farewell volley over his grave. — 
WaUingJard Local Spy. 

Dow, Mrs. Eliza, Beverly, 24 Nov., sd. 72; 
widow of the late Mr. James Dow. 

Dutch, Miss Permelia D., Exeter, N. H., 

8 Nov., SB. 62 ; dau. of the late Qeoi^ 
and Abra Dutch gf that tovni. w. f. 

DwiNMZL, Mr. Isaac, Tolland, Conn., 11 
Nov., m his 76 yr. ; Elder of the Baptist 
Church. He was the youngest child of 
Henry Dninnel and Hannah Dagget of 
Hillbury, and grandson of Jonathan 
Daennel and J^hetable Kennay, first 
settlers of Millbury (Sutton) in 1732, 
and njeat-grandson of Thomas Duennel 
and Dinah Brimsdell, the second son of 
Michael Duennel, one of the original set- 
tlers, and snrvevor in laying out the town 
of Topsfield, Mass., previous to 1668. 

Eaxxs, Mrs. Mehitable, Wilmington, 31 
August, se. 99. She was a widow of the 
late Jonathan Eames, a soldier of the 
revolution. The deceased was possessed 
of a mild and amiable temper, which, to- 
gether with her industrious and temperate 
habits, may account for her great longev- 
ity. She was mother of 6 children, 40 
ffrand-children, and 64 great-grand-chil- 

Eddt, Mr. Caleb, Hancock, (at the United 
Society,) 20 Nov., se. 92. 

Edgerlt, Joseph, Esq., Epping, N. H., 
Nov., SB. 91. 

Ellswobth, Mr. Martin^ Windsor, Ct, 2 
Nov., se. 74 ; son of the late Chief-Justice 

Fox, Mr. Ebenezer, Hollis, N. H., 6 Nov., 
A. 73 yrs. 7 mo. An enterprising agri- 
culturist, a most valuable citizen,^ and 
prorerbially an honest man. (For his 
descent from Thomas Fox, see Wor- 
CB8TKB, Mrs. Zervier.) 

Fbost, Mr. Joseph, Dorchester, 2& Nov., 
SB. 74, 5 mo. 

Fkothinoham, Dea. Nathaniel, 15 Nov., 
SQ. 87. He was living in Charlestown in 
1775, and escaped out of the town on the 
19th of April; subsequently settled in 
8ailem,anawas an indastrions mechanic, 
member of the General Court, &c. 

GAiixoK,,Mr. Wiiliami Stonehain, Me., 

9 Nov., SB. 89. 

Qbbaton, Miss Lncietia, Jamaica Plain, 
12 Oct., SB. 88, dan. of the late Qen. John 
Greaton of the Bevolutionarf army. 

Emmdembom, Mrs. Ann Maria, at Staunton, 

Ya., (residence of her son4n-law, Oom« 
mander T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy,) 19 
Oct., «. 65, wid. of the late Dr.Thos, H., 
U. S. Army, and dau. of Com. Truxton. 

Hbbsbt, Mrs. Lydia, Pembroke, Me., 18 
Nov., ». 88. 

LiCHsa, Henderson, Esq., Boston, 9 Sept. 
1857, ». 83 ; long a retired merchant, a 
native of Boston, and a grad. of U. C., 
and the last survivor of the class of 1792. 
He was a highly respected citizen. 

JossBLTN, Mr. Jacob, Hanson, 18 Nov., 
SB. 82. 

KxiTH, Boyal, Esq., Grafton, 13 Nov., 
». 89. 

ExTTELL, Mrs. Mary, Newbnrvport, 10 
Nov., SB. 89, 9 mo. ; wid. of Mr. Jona- 
than Eettell. 

Lanb, Mrs. Martha, Anisquam, 22 Oct., 
SB. 94 ; wid. of the late Mr. Aaron Lane. 

Lakb, Dea. Daniel, Norton, 1 Nov., in his 
88th year. 

IjAxb, Mrs. Sarah, Hubbardston, 2 Nov., 
fe. 85; wid. of Capt. Benj. I. Lane of 
Newbury port. 

LiTTLB, Mrs. Mary Blair, Millwood, Clarke 
Co., Ya., 21 Sept., sb. 76 yrs. and 1 mo. 
She was the dau. of Henry and Elizabeth 
Whiting, of Prince William Co., Ya., 
and wife of Dr. K. H. Little. 

LoBiMO, Mr. Joshua, Marshfield, 7 Nov., 
SB. 84. 

Martin, Mrs. Thankful, East Bericshire, 
6. Nov., in her 76 year; dau. of the late 
SmiucI Barnard, Esq., of Deerfield, Ms. 

ICarston, Mrs. Susan, Salem, 22 Nov., 
SB. 79 and 9 mo. 

BIathbw, Mrs. Eunice, Chilmark, 22 Oct.^ 
SB. 76 ; wid. of Mr. Abner Mayhew. 

MooRB, Mrs. Phebe, Amherst, 5 Nov.; 
wid. of Zephaniah Swift Moore, D. D., 
first President of Amherst College. 

Morton, Capt. George, Adams, III., 10 
Nov., SB. 78 ; formerly of Lynn, Mass. 

Nason, Mrs. Eliza, Boston, 27 Nov., sb. 70; 
wid. of the late Mr. Joel Nason. 

Nblsox, Major Paul, Georgetown, Nov., 
SB. 83. 

Oti8, Mr. George W., Boston, 16 Nov., 
SB. 82. 

Paiob, Dea. Ashel, New Salem, 15 Nov., 
SB. 79. 

Parkbr, Mr. Ebenezer, Cambridge, 15 
Nov., in his 88th year. He was long the 
senior partner of the firm of Parker & 
Stevens,— of note some 40 years ago. 
Mr. P. was one of the enterprising mer- 
chants who built Colonnade Row, m Tre- 
mont Street, at the time the finest block 
of houses in the town. 

Pbasb, Salmon, Charlotte, Yt., 23 July, 
1857, in his 75th year. See Yol. III., 
page 349. 

Pbrrt, Mrs. Eunice, (widow,) Ashfield, 
Nov., A. 87. 

PxBROB, Mr. Jeremiah, Sooth Atdeboio', 
19 Nov., SB. 93 yean, 7 mo. iMfTS* r 

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Marriages and Deaths, 


Pool, Mn. Sarah, Bockport, 25 Oct., n. 

87^ years. 
Pkihcs, Mr. Thomas, Salem, 15 Nov., 

e. 73. 
PuTKAM, Mra. A. B., Somerrille, 11 Nor., 

le. 67 ; she belonged to Andover. 
RiGB, Dea. Ebenezer, Leverett, 7 Nov., se. 

76 ; formerly of Rowe. 

BoBiKBON, Mr. Ebenezer, South Beading, 

Yt, 31 Oct, wt. 92 years and 8 months ; 

a BevolntionaiT veteran. 
BoBXKSOK, Mrs. Mary, Dorchester, 2 Nov., 

A. 86; widow of die late Mr. James 

Shbafb. Samael, Esq., Portsmouth, N. H., 

SB. 72. 
SuLDB, Mr. William, Alstead, N. H., 25 

Oct., SB. 100 yrs. 11 mos. 
SouLB, Sarah, Biiddleboro', 18 Oct., n. 87. 
Stbphbnbon, Mrs. Thomas, Belfast, Me., 

20 Oct., n. 88 ; a native of Cohasset, Ms. 
Stioknbt, Mrs. Elizabeth, Newburv, 5 

Nov., SB. 8U years ; widow of Richard 

SuTTOw, Mrs. Mary, Boston, 10 Nov., sb. 

77 ; widow of Mr. Abraham Satton. 
Tabbb, Susanna, Fairhaven, 15 Nov., sb. 


Tbnnbt, Mn. Mary H., Dnnbarton, N. H., 
19 Nov., SB. 64 ; wife of David Tenney, 
Esq. and dan. of the late Rev. Dr. Harris 
of D. 

Thomas, Capt. Andrew, S. Weymouth, 
12 Oct., K. 81. 

Thorkton, Agnes Winthrop, Brookline, 
7 Nov., infant dau. of J. Wingate and 
Elizabeth W. B. Thornton. 

Upton, Mr. Josiah, Charlemont, 8 Nov., 
SB. 72. 

Walkbr, Capt. Simeon, Seekonk, 29 Oct., 
in his 81 St year. 

Watsok, Mrs. Hannah, Roxbury, 7 Nov., 
SB. 83. 

Watsok, Rev. Elijah, East Andover, 3 
Nov., K. 80. 

Wsbb, Mrs. Sarah, Charlestown, 11 Nov., 
SB. 88 vrs. 4 mos. ; widow of the late 
Nathan' Webb, Esq. 

Wbbd, Dr. Samuel, Portland, Me., 24 
Nov., SB. 83 vrs. 5 mos. ; bom in Amesbu- 
ry, Ms., 10 tfune 1 774, son of Mr. Ephraim 
Weed, a respectable farmer. At 1 7, he 
entered Exeter Academy, and, about a 
year after, commenced teaching a village 
school. Bent on acquiring an education, 
Mr. Weed entered H. C. in 1796. After 
his graduation, Bffr. W. took chaxige of 
an Academy at Framingham, Ms., then 
another at Medfbrd. In the latter, Rufus 
Hosmer, his classmate, was associated 
with him. Here he studied medicine 
with Dr. John Brooks. He went to 
Portland in 1810, and there settled as a 
physician. In 1816, Dr. Weed married 
Miss Macy Condy of Medford, mnd- 
daa. of the Rev. Jeremy Condy of Bos- 
ton, and had by her three sons, the only 

survivor of whom is Edward Condy 
Weed of Boston. Condensed from tut 
artide in the Portland Adv. o/27 Nop. 1857. 

Wbllinotok, Amos, Esq., Asbby, 20 
Nov., SB. 87. 

Wbhtworth, Enoch,' Cushing, Me., 23 
Oct. 1857, as. 91. He left (in Cushing) 
several children. He was bom in that 

Skrt of Stoughton which is now Canton, 
s., 9 Mav, 1766. He manied in 
Friendship, Me., 4 Jan. 1791, Azubah 
Bradford, bora in Traro, Nova Scotia, 
21 May, 1765, and she died in Cushing, 
Me., 1 1 Nov. 1823. He was son of Zion* 
and Hannah (Pettingill) Wcntworth, and 

Edson of Shubael' and Damans 
sees) Wentworth, who was son of 
i^ and Martha , and mndson 

of the first settler, William, of Dovo-, 
N. H. 

Wehtwobth, Paul, at Pine Hill, Berwick, 
Me., 9 Nov. 1857, where he was bom 9 
June, 1780. On 15 Nov. 1807, he mar- 
ried his second cousin, Ruth,' dau. of 
Richard,^ and grand-dan. of Thomas' and 
Mary (Knock) Wentworth. He was son 
of Samuel' and Lydia (Gowell) Went- 
worth, grandson of Ezekiel' and gr. gr. 
son of John> and Martha (Miller) Went- 
worth. John' was son of Ezekiel,^ and 
gr. son of William, the emigrant settler. 

Whitnbt, Mrs. Elizabeth, Westminster, 
18 Nov., n. 91 yrs. and 9 mos.; widow 
of the late Jonas Whitney, Esq. 

Willis, Mrs. Sarah, Auburn, Me., Oct., 
SB. 97 yrs. 9 mos. ; widow of Mr. James 

WoBCBSTBR, Mrs. Zervia (Fox), Salem, 
23 Oct., n. 78 yrs. 9 mos. 7 days; widow 
of the late Samuel Worcester, D. D. 
Trae to her obligations as a wife, a 
mother and a Christian, she lived beloved 
and respected, and died in fall assurance 
of a blissful immortality. Her descent 
from Thomas Fox of Concord, Ms. was 
as follows, vis : — 

Thomas Fox,^ member of the church in 
Concord in 1640, freeman 1644, died 
Feb. 14, 1658. Md. Ist, Rebecca, d. 
March 11, 1647; md. 2d, Oct. 13, 1647, 
Hannah Brooks. 

EUphaUt Fox? named in the will of 
Thomas Fox^ as his " eldest son," and 
a minor, in 1657 ; died in Concord, Aug. 
15, 1711. Md. 1st, Oct. 26, 16H5, Mary, 
dau. of George Wheeler ; she died Dec. 
24, 1678. Md. 2d, Sept. 30, 1681, Mary, 
widow of Isaac Hunt, and dau. of John 
Stone of Sudbury ; she died about 1686. 
Nathanid Foxf (Dea.), son of Eliphap 
let* and Maiy 2d, bom in Concord, Dec 
18, 1683; removed to Dracnt in 1716, 
where he died about 1770. Md. 1st, Jan. 
11, 1710, Hannah Merriam ; md. 2d, Oct. 
18, 1730, Elizabeth Brown. 

David Fox* third son of Nathaniels 
and Hannah, bora in Dracut, March 19, 


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1717 ; died in Bracnt, 1759. Md. 1738, 
Mary Cobarn. 

Jonathan Foxf (Dr.), fifth son of 
David,* bom in Dracut, Feb. 1, 1754, 
studied medicine with Dr. Thorn of Ches- 
ter, N. H., was surgeon of a privateer in 
the war of tlie l^volntion, afterwards 
settled as a physician in HoUis, N. H., 
where he died Oct. 26, 1782. Md. Nov. 
29, 1777, Zeraiah, dan. of Hugh Jones 
of Dracut, bom Dec. 23, 1755, died Feb. 
12, 1816. 

Zervia Fox,* only dau. of Jonathan ,6 
bom in Hollis, Feb. 16, 1779, died in 
Salem. Oct. 23, 1857. Md. Oct. 20, 1797, 
Samuel Worcester, D, D., bora Nov. 1 , 
1770, died Juno 7, 1821. Eleven chil- 
dren, of whom Rev. Samuel M., D. D., 
Zervia Fidelia (Archer), Jonathan Fox, 
M. D., Elizabeth Lydia (Beaman), and 
Mary Haraden (Foster), are living. 

Ebenezer Fox,* second son of Jona^ 
than,B bom in Hollis, April 6, 1783, died 
in HoUis, Nov. 6, 1857. Md. April 2, 
1808, Susannah, dan. of Wm. Patterson 
of Salem, Ms. Eight children, of whom 
Ebenezer, John L., M. D., Surgeon U. S. 
N., Henry, Susan, Sam'l Worcester, and 
Wm. Emery, are living. j. f. w. 

Wtman, Miss Lucena, Marlboro', Nov., 
SB. 85— burnt to death by her clodies 
taking fire. It is remarkable that, many 
years ago, her mother perished by the 
same casualty, and in the same room. 

Zeumkb, Mr. Charles, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Nov., se. about 60; formerly a resident 
of Boston, and an eminent musician. 
He was the author of some popular works 
of music. Becoming entangled in the 
inexplicable mazes of spiritualism, so 
called, he committed suicide. 



Mabch 30, 1856. 

Sorrowing mother ! who thy grief can tell ? 

Another blow from Death's relentless hand 
Has fallen where so recently one fell. 

And thinned again thy cherished household band. 

Stricken sister 1 who shall now thy sister be ? 

Though earthly friends may gather by thy side. 
Earth offers none so near or dear to thee 

As that fond one who lately drooped and died. 

Mouming brothers ! call ye this stroke severe ? 

To Heaven's all-wise decrees submissive bend : 
Though short her date, no trath appears more clear — 

" That life is long which answers life's great end." 

O, friends, as down life's troubled stream ye glide. 
With Faith's pure vision, upward lift your eyes ; 
This tribute is enough for mortal pride — 
Your youthfid Jriend has passed into the sides. 
Bemardston, April 2, 1856. 

Thx Dbabbobb Monumbmt. — The monument to the late Gen. H. A. S. Dearborn, 
an account of which we published some time since, has recently been erected upon the 
family ground, in the Forest HiU Cemetery, Roxbuiy. It is a Corinthian column of 
Italian marble, skilfully chiseled, and presents a beautiful appearance. It is a tribute 
from the citizens of Bk>xbury to the memory of one to whom, when living, they were 
neatly indebted for the lovely *' cit^ of the dead " which it now adorns. Upon the 
base, on each side of the monument, is an nm, surrounded by scroll work. Upon the 
front, engraved upon a tablet, are the following words : 

"H. A. 8. Dbabbobk, 

Died July 29, 1851, 

aged 68 years." 

On the opposite side is the following inscription : 

" Ossa in Terra quam delixit coluit, omavit, 
Cives et amici moerentes condimus." 

NBWtp<q>er, 31 1%, 1852. 

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94 Constitution of the N. E. HUt. Gen. Society. [Jan- 



[Revised and adopUd, My 11, 1855.] 

Article 1. — The Society shall be called Tbb New Emoland Histouc 
Genealogical Society. 

Article 2. — The objects of the Societr shall be to collect, preserve and 
disseminate the local and general history of New England, and the Genealogy of 
Ne«^ EngUnd fninilies. 

Article 3. — The Society shall be composed of Resident, Correspooding and 
Honorary Members, who shall be elected by ballot, having been nomintted by 
the Board of Directors. 

Article 4. — Every person elected a member of the Society shall become sach 
by signifying his acceptance to the Corresponding Secretary, u writing; and any 
member may withdraw from it, at any time, by certifying his intention of so 
doing to the Recording Secretary, in writing, and paying all dues to the Treasurer. 

Article 5. — Each Resident Member shall pay into the Treasury, on his ad- 
mission, the sum of three dollars, and two dollars annually ; and if he neglects 
or refuses to pay said tax for two years, he shall forfeit his membership, unless 
the Board of Directors shall otherwise order. 

Article 6. — The Officers of the Society shall be a President : a Vice-Presi- 
dent for each of the New England States ; an Honorary Vice-President for such 
other of the United States as the Society, by vote, may determine ; a Correspond- 
ing Secretary ; a Treasurer ; a Recording Secretaiy ; a Librarian ; and a Board 
of Directors. 

Article 7.— The President, the Vice-President for Massachusetts, the Cor- 
responding and Recording Secretaries, and the Treasurer, shall constitute the 
Board of Directors. 

Article 8. — The Society shall meet quarterly in the city of Boston, on the 
first Wednesdays of January, April, July and OctKN>er, to transact business ; and 
at such other times as the Board of Directors shall appoint* 

Article 9. — ^The Officers of the S^^ciety shall be chosen at the January 
meeting, by ballot, and at any other stated meeting when a vacancy shall have 

Article 10.— By-Laws for the more particular government of the Society, 
may be made or amended by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at 
any regular meeting thereof^ notice of the same having fint been given and 
entered upon the records at a panevions meeting of the Society. 

Article 11. — No alteration of this Constitution shall be made «zeept at a 
quarterly meeting, on recommendation of the Board of Directors, and by a vote 
of three-fourths of the members present ; notice of the proposed alteration hav- 
inf^ first been given and entered upon the records at a previous regular meeting 
or the Society. 

[Bmnmd mut adopted, (kkher 3, 3855.] 

Article 1. — To accomplish the ol^ects of the Sooiety, it shall be the doty of 
its members to seek genealogical and historical information by correspondence, 
to procure pamphlets, books, written oannaonications, records and papers, ancient 
or modern, which may in any way oonttribate to the accomplishment of the and oS 
iti formation. 

Article 2. — All donations shall be entered in th« records of the Librarian, by 
specifying them, the time of their reception, together with the name of the donor; 

* The Board ot Directors have appointed stated meetings to be held on the first 
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and all aoch donations shall be acknowledged by the said Librarian, by letter, 
with a tender of the thanks of the Society for the same. 

Article 3. — All written communications shall be deemed the property of the 
Society, unless the right to such be specially reserved by their authors or de- 

Article 4. — No mannscripts shall be taken from the library of the Society, 
without permission from the Roard of Directors. 

Article 5. — The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the general corre- 
spondence of the Society. 

Article 6. — A publishing Committee, of three or more, shall be appointed in 
October by the Board of Directors. 

Article 7. — The Society, at the annual meeting, shall choose two other Standing 
Committees, to consist of five members each : the first on Finance, and the second 
on the Library. These Committees shall hold monthly meetings for the transac- 
tion of business. 

Article 8. — The Committee on Finance, of which the Treasurer shall be, 
exqficio, a member, shall make a moothly examination of the books and accounts 
of the Treasurer ; examine and report upon such motions involving the expendi- 
ture of money as shall be made at any meeting ; and have a general supervision 
of the Finances of the Society. 

Article 9. — The Committee on the Libranr, of which the Librarian shall be, 
ex officio, a member, shall solicit dcmations to the Library ; determine what books 
may be taken from the room by the members ; decide upon the arrangement of 
the books and pamphlets on the shelves, and upon the manner in which they shall 
be catalogued ; oversee the cataloguing thereof; and have a general supervision 
•f the Library and joom. 

With the consent of the Board of Directors, this Committee nay make dona- 
tions and exchanges with the duplicate books and pamphlets; but a full and par- 
ticular record of the same shall be kept by the Clerk of the Committee. 

Article 10. — An Historiographer shall be chosen at the annual meeting, whose 
doty it shall be to collect and preserve materials for a history of the Society, and 
for biographies of its members. Whenever it is deemed advisable 1^ shall pre- 
pare the same for publication. 

Artice II. — It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to superintend and 
conduct the prudential and executive business of the Society, and to see that its 
Constitution be complied with, and that its By-Laws be duly enforced. 

Article 12. — The January meeting shall be the time for the payment of die 
annual tax. 

Article 13. — Resident and Life members only shall be entitled to vote at 
the meetings of the Society, to hold the ofilce of Director, or be members of 
either of the Standing Committees. 

Article 14. — No person who resides in New England shall hereafter be chosen 
a Corresponding member ; and Corresponding meml^rs from other States, coming 
into New England to reside, shall cease to be snch; bnt, on application, may be- 
come Resident members. 

Article 15. — The payment of M^ dollars for that purpose, by himself or 
others, shall constitute any Resident, Corresponding or Honorary member, a Lifb 
nieRd>er of the Society ; and said Lifb member shall be free from assessments 
and entitled to all the rights and privileges of Resident members during his Life. 

Article 16. — ^The Treasurer shall have charge of all moneys belonging to 
the Society ; shall collect all fees and taxes ; shall pay all accounts against the 
Society, when approved of by the Board of Directors ; shall keep a fuU account 
of fldl receipts and expenditures, in a book belonging to the Society ; and shall 
at each annual meeting, and at oUier times, if required by the Board of Directors, 
present a detailed report of the «ame, in writing. 

Article 17.-— The Librarian shall take charge of the books, pamphlets, man- 
oscripts, and all other things belonging to the Socie^, or deposited for^its use 


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shall pttrchase books, under the instruction of the Board of Directors ; shall make 
oat a correct catalogue of the works belonging to the Society, keep a record of 
SQch as are taken out, and shall report at the annual meeting, and at such other 
times as the Board of Directors shall appoint, concerning the Library. He shall 
have charge of the rooms of the Society, and make, or cause to be made, all miit- 
able preparations for holding its meetings. 

Article 18. — A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum. 

Article 19. — ^The order of proceedings at the meetings shall be this, viz. : — 

1. Read the records of tne precedmg meeting. 

2. Announce donations. 

3. Read letters received in correspondence. 

4. Attend to unfinished business. 

5. Read written communications. 

6. Receive verbal communications. 

7. Transact business specially introduced. 

8. Propose candidates for admission. 

Article 20. — All motions submitted at any meeting of the Society, shall, on 
the request of the presiding officer, be submitted in writing. 

Article 21. — It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to keep a 
faithful and full record of all the proceedings of the Society at its meetings ; and, 
to prevent omissions and misconceptions, it shall be the duty of die said Record- 
ing Secretary to keep a separate record of said proceedings, and to read it at the 
next succeeding meetinff, tnat errors, should any appear, may not be entered npoo 
the permanent book of Uie records of the Society. 

[MopUd Janvary 7, 1857;] 

Article 22. — All elections to membersnip that are not accepted within one 
year from the date thereof shall be void, unless otherwise ordered by the Directors. 

A true copy from the Records, 

John Ward Dban, 
Boston, November 13, 1857. Recording Seeretary, 

N. B. Grenealogical investigation being one of the principal objects of this 
Society, it seems desirable that some facts concerning its members and their fam- 
ily history should be preserved. BSach member who has not already furnished 
such facts is, therefore, invited to send to the Historio^pher, Joseph Palmer, M. 
D., his own name in full, and the place and date of his birth ; — ^the names of his 
father and mother in full, and the places and dates of their birth, and (when dead) 
their death ; — and such other information of this kind as may be convenient. 
Relatives and friends of deceased members are invited to send the like information, 
adding the place and date of death. 

» ^■^ » 

Payments. — ^Payments for the Register for 1858, have been received from the 
following persons : JSe/cfterfotm, Mrs. Doolittle ; BemardtAoriy H. W. Cushman ; 
BoHoftj N. Emerson, W. S. Leland, J. S. Loring, J. W. Thornton, T. Waterman ; 
Brookline, W. B. Towne ; Cambri^re, C. D. firadlee ; Gowemeur, JV*. K., H. D. 
Smith ; Hart/brdy C. J. Hoadlv ; Bingham, J. Richardson ; IMchfiddy CX., P. K. 
Kilboume ; Zyitn, Jose^ Moulton ; Marst^dd^ M. A. Thomas ; Middleioum, Ot., 
S. H. Parsons ; Mdick^ £. Nason ; JV*ev Londonj F. M. Caulkins ; Mw York, C. 
C. Gardiner, W. H. Whiting; Penaacola, FUu, W. U. Chase ; PkiladelpJaa, N. 
Chauncy ; Providence, J. R. Bartlett; Quttu^, E. Woodward; TVoy, JV*. Y., J. Ed- 
wards; fFaUhamy J. B. Bright ; Jfarren, R J., G. M. Pessenden ; Westerty, R i., 
C. H. Denison ; West JSTewton, A. H. Ward ; Wexford, E. Abbot ; Woodhwy, «., 
W. Cothren. 

Denison. — Are any descendants in the male line, of Major General Daniel 
' Denison, formerly of Ipswich, Mass., now living ? or of Edward Denison, of 
Roxbury, his brother? 
WeiUrly, R X, Abr. 1857. C. IL D. 

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Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the New Engkmd Historical 
and Oenealogical Society y heldy by adjournment^ at Us Roomy 
No. 5 Trtmont Street^ Boston^ Jamary 2X»hy 1858. 

\Bj Saxusi. O. Dbau, M. A.» President of the Sodetf.] 

Oentlemen : — ^The few remarks I have to make will occupy but 
a small portion of the time of this eyening ; and, with your kind 
bdulgence, I will, in a plain way, without formality, proceed with 
ibem : observing, by the way, that it is quite embarnussing to be 
placed in the position I now happen to occupy, — a place so lately 
and 80 ably filled by the talented and eloquent gentleman who 
declines a mrther service. 

In the first place, I beg to tender to you, gentlemen, my hearty 
thanks for this mark of your confidence and favor ; and while I 
accept the place of President of this highly important and ex- 
tensively useful institution, I must at the same time observe, — I do 
90 with very great diffidence ; but, gentlemen, you all well know, 
so far as you can know anything about it, — fliat the presidential 
chair of this Society was never sought by me. However, as your 
committee of nomination were disposed unanimously to nominate 
me, and as you have seen fit to confirm that nomination by an 
elation, I feel it my duty to submit to the decision. 

jPv^as content to be a common laborer in the historical field, and 
to remain a soldier in the antiquarian ranksy but you have deter- 
mined otherwise, and I acquiesce with no other protest than that 
which I am about to make. One nearly worn out in any service, 
can do little for its advancement. I therefore can promise little, 
nay, very little, though with your aid and encouragement I hope 
to do something. 

We all have our fortes, or hobbies, if you will. All men are 
fitted by nature and training to fill certain spheres or stations in 
life, while at the same time it is wisely ordered that all men are 
not fitted for the same occupation. Some may be good mechanics, 
while others nevw can be. Some may be good public speakers,* 
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that nature. So, one man may make an excellent soldier, but % 
very indifferent general. Long and tried services in the ranks, 
and even in the forlorn hope^ ma; gain him just distinction, but 
it may give him small claim to the chief command. 

This brings to my mind a circumstance which occurred many 
years ago, at a large dinner at which I happened to be present in 
Philadelphia. There were many speakers, young and old, called 
up, one after another. The night was far advanced, and the com- 
pany much reduced in number, before Col. McKenny, who was 
among the guests, was called upon. The colonel had belonged to 
the army of the United States, and had seen service in the war 
of 1812. He began by remarking that, on looking around him, 
he was reminded of an army, after a battle by which its ranks had 
been greatly thinned ; but that, he said, was no excuse for those 
who remained not to do their duty. 

It is the reverse now here, for our ranks were never before so 
full ; and although toe may think it late in the day to be called 
upon, toe shall nevertheless endeavor to do our duty. 

And here I may not inappropriately refer to the origin of thia 
Society. It is above thirteen years since it was formed, and all 
of the original members are living but one, and to this time but one 
of them has been called to preside as its chief officer. Of my own 
connection with the Society, I intend to say but a word. Through- 
out almost its whole course, I have been its Corresponding Secre- 
tary, — an office upon which considerable labor has naturally 
fallen, and by which much more has been unavoidably assumed, 
pwing to circumstances not necessary to be mentioned. It was 
very important, in the outset of the Society's periodical, that the 
conductor or publisher of that periodical should be the Corre- 
sponding Secretary of the Society ; hence the connection has been 
continued to the present time, with but a brief intermission.* 

This Society is now large and flourishing, and perfect harmony 
prevails among its members. It is my sincere desire that this 
state of things may long continue. In large bodies of men difier- 
ences may occur ; they are perhaps more likely to occur than in 
smaller associations. Giving this due consideration, it will urge 
upon every one of us the duty of inculcating friendship ai4kig 
ourselves ; to be careful to respect the opinions of those who differ 
from us, and not to judge hastily or rashly of the motives of any 
brother who may honestly, as he believes, differ from another 

Some may imagine that the Society moves too slow, while others 
may fear there is danger of its going too fast. Let us reflect a 
moment, and ask ourselves the question — ^Where is there a society 
which has accomplished as much as this in an equal space of 
time? It is easy to name societies which have existed a great 

• * For some particalon in the hiitoiy of the Societj, see the N. £. Hiit and Gmu 
ficgiater, Vol. IX., p. 1, &c. 

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deal longer. Some of them have done much, but no one is known 
to me which has produced the amount of useful labor which this 
has accomplished, in twice as much time. It has not only pro- 
duced valuable work, but it has produced authors, — authors who, 
but for the formation of this institution, would not have been 
au&ors. The members of this Society encourage capable persons 
to publish their labors ; and to this encouragement the community 
is indebted for many excellent histories of towns, and other able 
historical and genealogical works, too numerous to be named at 
ttus time. 

I have spoken of the Society as an institution of great impot- 
tance ; and I will take this occasion further to remark, that no 
society can have greater claims to that importance than this. JI 
the question be asked, How happens this to be so 7 my answer is, 
m part, in another question. What society is there, to carry out 
the objects of which, every member finds a cord connecting his 
own person with all the rest 7 All societies should have the great 
object in view of elevating human nature. This can be done in 
no way so well as by dwelling upon the worth and virtues of those 
from whom we are descended. The first settlers of New England, 
were, as a whole, preeminently virtuous. By showing that we 
are of their blood, that we are their production, we at the same 
time show that we have no excuse if we have not their virtues. 
We clearly trace to tliem, step by step, and there are no dark 
diasms, or dubious or broken threads. Hence a strong incentive 
to emulate ancestry. A merely historical society may be an in* 
stitation solely for the collection of abstract historical knowledge. 
Of what value i& such knowledge, leaving out the actors in his- 
torical afiairs 7 That a band of men came from one place and 
conquered the people in another place, at a certain period, admit- 
ting it to be true, is historical knowledge. But of what impor- 
tance is it unless we know tlie condition of the conquerors and 
conquered 7 who and what they were 7 the occasion of the action ? 
ftc. It is the details of history which make it interesting. Hence 
. the reason why many historical students say they read only the 
notes to a historical work, — ^the work itself being dry and tedious, 
while the notes are never so. 

For a moment I will advert to the collection of books and manu* 
icripts in our Library. Of their value it is not necessary to say a 
angle word. As I have referred to this collection, I wish par- 
ticularly to impress upon the minds of all present, that they should 
encourage contributions of books, pamphlets, as well as manu- 
scripts, of every description. For who can estimate the value a 
lingle pamphlet or letter may be to somebody at some time 7 
To illustrate this by a brief example. Several years ago, a 

Entleman was getting together materials for a history of an in- 
id town of some importance. He knew that a few persons who< 
W lived in the town had been authors of some small treatises. 
One work in particular, by an old revolutionary soldier, he veij 

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much desired to see ; in fiict, he could not make his history witfa<> 
out the use of the work in question. It was a mere pamphlet of 
a few leaves, badly written, badly printed, and everything, it maj 
be, bad about it. All that was nothing ; the history could not be 
completed without it. The gentleman had applied to old resi- 
dents for this bad pamphlet. They had all heard of it, many of 
them had read it years before, but not a copy could be found. At 
length a copy was heard of in possession of a great collector of 
books and pamphlets in a distant State, and a journey was resolved 
upon, as the only means of relief from the difficulty in which the 
writer of the history of the town found himself. This journey 
was prevented only by the accidental discovery of a copy nearer 
home. Thus a cost of some twenty dollars was avoided, which, 
but for the timely discovery, must have been incurred, merely for 
the privil^e of a brief examination of an old and almost forgotten 

Now, we may have a thousand pamphlets in our library intrin* 
mcally of more value than the one in question. Some person, at 
some day, may have as great a desire to see each of them, as the 
historian just mentioned did to see that which brought this ciiv 
cumstance to my mind. And the same may be said of the thou* 
sands yet to be deposited in these archives. 

I have been influenced to remark upon this case, because some 
worthy members among us have been inclined to discourage do- 
nations, giving as a reason that we have already too much of what 
.they have been pleased to term useless lumber in our way, and 
because much of what has been given does not contain historical 
or genealogical information. This should not be so; for every 
book, tract or pamphlet is, in itself, a historical item. Because 
one of this description has nothing sibout it immediately to our 
purpose, is no argument for its rejection by us. Somebody is the 
author or writer of every such work, and everybody belongs to 
somebody's genealogy. Hence, in preparing a history of a town, 
or a pedigree of a family, the person preparing such work will 
always be gratified to know if any individual, in either case, did 
ever produce a Uterary work of any kind ; if so, such work is a 
part of the history of a town, and also of an individual. That we 
attach no value to such literary production, amounts to nothing at 
all. Self-constituted judges in such cases should remember Siat 
others have the same right to judge as ourselves, and that they 
will be very apt to reverse our decisions. 

In this c<Hinection I would remark, concerning local histories, 
ttiat writers of them should, as perfectly as possible, give lists of 
all printed documents concerning the localities of which histories 
are prepared. I do not think this has ever been attended to as it 
Bhould be. How many persons, belonging to any town, do you 
suppose could answer this question — ^^ How many works have been 
printed about your town and its people ?" 

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society, school or corporation, or anything done in a town, belongs 
to its history, — and its history is the history of the individusSs 
belonging to it. It was a primary object in view of the founders 
of this Society, to collect everything which could illustrate local 
as well as individual history — ^well knowing that from parts a 
grand whole is composed. And here I would ask. What can a 
general historian do without such parts ? He may plod on like 
his predecessors, but his work will be comparatively useless. It 
may please for the hour by its style, but will never be preserved 
for reference. 

I have been led to these remarks to prevent misconceptions, and 
to impress upon the minds of the members the importance of our 
collections already made, and that they may not remit their dili- 
gence in adding to them. There is no fear of their becoming too 
large ; for the time will come when we, cy our successors, will be 
enabled to Assort, arrange and catalogue them, and thus make 
them available to all inquirers. 

With respect to more suitable accommodations, I will only re- 
mark, that no one could be more delighted than myself to see 
such accommodations, and to see the wishes of the members fully 
gratified in that particular. But let us proceed in that matter 
with due caution. We are now in a healthy state of prosperity, 
which a single inconsiderate step might at once jeopardize. We 
shall have those accommodations. It is only a question of time. 

Sooner than I would reject donations for the librarv. I would 
pack our apartment from floor to floor, and from wall to wall, 
until not even a mouse could find space to enter. Tes, I would 
sooner retire to the door-steps and entry, and hold our meetings 
there, than to reject donations; for you may rely upon it that such 
an accumulation will do much, indirectly though it may be, to 
provide itself with a shelter. 

Even a fragment, or few leaves of a rare book or tract, should 
not be rejected ; for it sometimes happens that, by two or three 
fragments, a complete work is made up. And let me tell you, 
gentlemen, that some of the rarest works in my own library have 
been obtained from imperfect or fragmentary works. I co*ild give 
you some examples of this kind within my experience, which, if 
time allowed, would amuse if not astonish you. I will mention 
but one. Some twenty years ago there fell into my hands, among 
a large mass of pamphlets, a fragment of a little old quarto volume, 
printed in London "for Nath. Hillar, at the Princes-Arms, in 
Leaden-hall street, over against St. Mary-Ax, and Joseph Collyer, 
at the Golden Bible on London bridge," in the year 1700. This 
fragment consisted of but four leaves. These leaves contained the 
title*page and preface of Robert Calef 's " More Wonders of the 
Invisible World." I need not mention for the information of anti- 
quaries, that copies of the original edition of Galef 's work have 
long been of very rare occurrence, and that copies bear a great 
price when they happen to be thrown into tiie market. And now 
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When I had kept this fipagment of Calef some ten years or 
more, a bookseller in London forwarded to me for sale an invoice 
of scarce works. On casting my eye over the list, I found, marked 
at a trifling expense, " Calef 's More Wonders of the Invisible 
World, bad copy and imperfect, two-and-sixpence,'^^ On examin- 
ing this " bad and imperfect copy," I found, to my agreeable sur- 
prise, that its badness consisted only in being a little dirty and 
water-stained, and its imperfection was precisely the very leaves I 
had had so long in my possession. 

Every student in New England history knows that Calef 's work 
is the standard authority respecting the " Salem witchcraft ; " but 
every one may not know that the work was so unpopular here, 
when published, that not a bookseller in the town dared to keep 
it for sale ! 

In regard to the valuable books, tracts and manuscripts in the 
library, I will suggest, that while we would make them as free as 
is consistent with their safety, special regard should be had that 
they be used carefully, and not subjected to be lost through the 
carelessness of some, or the covetousness or cupidity of any. A 
suitable, and in every respect reliable custodian, is of the first 
importance. Such a person cannot be had without a fair compen- 
sation, and one of the first things to be done, in my judgment, is 
to find the means to compensate such an officer. Such a person 
should not only be a good custodian, but, to be fully eqxial to the 
office, h^must be something of a scholar, must be one of us in 
interest, must possess order and neatness, and lastly, he should be 
a cultivator in our fields of research. Much, very much depends 
upon the gentleman entrusted with our archives. He sees more 
of the members of the Society than any other officer, being brought 
into daily intercourse with lliem in the way of his duty. He can 
do much for the Society in various ways. Strangers visiting the 
library constantly, gives him an opportunity to let them leave it 
with good impressions, and often with the good intention of adding 
to its collections. 

If an institution is founded to be useful, it must have useful 
members — ^useful in some way. Hence, I say, the greater the 
number of members, the more good the institution can do. That 
a man can do as much work with one hand as he can with both, 
has always appeared to me a glaring absurdity ; or that one man 
can do as much as ten men. For my part, I do not believe that 
any ten, even of our number, are quite smart enough to do as 
much as all of us together. Neither will any of you, gentlemen, 
believe that a few individuals associated together for historical 
purposes, however smart they may be, are yet quite sufficient to 
do all our historical and genealogical work for us. A small num- 
ber may associate themselves together and hedge themselves about, 
entrench themselves behind any amount of self-importance, and 
argue that they can take care of the history of us all. That 
doctrine may do among the monks of Spain, even in the nine- 
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teenth century, but it is ill suited to the institutions of the free 
States of America. 

Now, historical knowledge is valuable or it is worthless. If 
valuable, why try to limit and circumscribe its means of useful- 
ness ? This Society was formed, by its original members, in the 
full beUef that the knowledge brought to light by it, should bene- 
fit everybody who desired such knowledge. There were, there- 
fore, no limits allowed to be set as to the number who might 
incline to lend a hand in the undertaking; and hence, by en- 
rolling their names, it might be known that they appreciated the 
objects of it, and were ready to encourage it with whatever addi- 
tional advantage their names and services might give it. It was 
thought to be altogether too antiquated an idea to admit none 
into their ranks until they themselves were dead. 

No, gentlemen; instead of here and there an individual laborer, 
a mighty army of antiquaries is necessary to rescue the perishing 
records of the past. On a moment's reflection, every one of you 
"will admit this ; for who of you undertakes an investigation, and 
18 not stopped almost in the very outset for want of the means to 
pursue it ? Who among you can clearly trace his progenitor to the 
father land ? It may be you may trace one line to the old world, 
perhaps two, but most of us have at this time sixty-four lines to trace 
there ! I therefore confidently assure you that there is work 
onough for us all, and all we can enlist to help us, even in this 
-single branch of inquiry, to say nothing of other branches. 

This Society, it is extensively admitted, (though not as exten- 
sively admitted as the fact which I am about to mention is known,) 
is more favorably and widely known abroad than any other His- 
torical Society in New England, if not than any other in America. 
To what is this owing ? This is a question to which I propose to 
invite the special attention of the Society for a few moments. 

It is a question which deeply concerns every member of the 
Society, if they are members interested in its advancement. It 
being conceded that the Society has somehow acquired an impor- 
tance, every member of it should feel that he has individually 
done something for the acquirement of the merited distinction 
which it holds. 

Is it owing to the great names, and we have no lack of them, 
upon our list of members ? I distinctly state that this fact has 
very little, almost nothing to do with it. Is it owing to our col- 
lection of books and manuscripts ? To splendid apartments for our 
meetings and our library? They are not extensive enough to 
make any sensation abroad, and but little here. But let us recur 
to the main question, — ^To what is this importance of the Society 
owing ? The answer, gentlemen, is very brief, and as simple as it 
is brief. It is owing to a miserably supported periodical, now in 
its twelfth year, published imder the sanction of this Society^ 
called the New England Historical and (Genealogical Begister. 
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odical, from its original inception to the present time, gives 
the assurance with which I aver the fact. Nor am I alone in this 
estimate of the periodical to which your attention is called. 

Such being the case, how important it is that this periodicftl 
should be sustained. Many valuable members of the Society have 
been introduced into it by tiieir interest in that publication. Thej 
first became aware of the existence of the Society through that 
work. They had heard of it, subscribed for it, and thus became 
members of the Society. 

From the nature of the work in question, it cannot be popular, 
and therefore cannot be profitable in a pecuniary point of view. 
To make it so would be to reduce it to a par with common magi^ 
zines, and works suited to nurseries. No one can desire this. No 
one can wish to have its pages crowded with matter foreign to the 
objects of the Society. Every one knows how difficult it is to 
consult works containing all sorts of matter, especially as such 
works soon become repulsive from their bulky and ovei^rown 
appearance. A little consideration must satisfy nearly all of us 
that ordinary reading matter does not belong to its pages, and has, 
therefore, as far as possible, been excluded from them. As aa 
illustration of this position, I refer you to the Grentleman's Maga- 
zine, — a periodical of which all of you must know something. 
That magazine has been published one hundred and twenty-seven 
years, and comprises two hundred volumes. Now, there is scat- 
tered through that work a vast amount of. historical and genea- 
logical information. But who of us can a^ord to possess those 
two hundred volumes? Yet, if all the articles to our purpose 
could be selected from them, and published by themselves, they 
would not, perhaps, extend to ten volumes. If this selection 
were made, (and no doubt it will be in coming years,) nearly all 
might secure them. 

The Historical and Genealogical Register, gentlemen, although 
sustained almost entirely by individual efibrt, is not an organ of 
any particular persons, family or clique. Its pages are open to 
all who contribute matter approved of by the Society's committee 
of publication. Should it not, therefore, be a primary object with 
every member of the Society to extend the circulation of its peri- 
odical ? Is there any more direct way to extend the usefulness 
of the Society ? I believe every gentleman who hears me will 
answer in the affirmative. 

I have been thus particular, gentlemen, in speaking of this 
solitary periodical, because there are many, notwithstanding its 
age, who have scarcely any knowledge of it. I call it a solitary 
periodical, because there is not a amilar one in the world ; for the 
simple and very good reason, that money cannot be made by them. 
There have been similar works started in England, but, to use 
a periodical phrase, they died soon. Antiquarian and literaiT 
gentlemen of the present day in that country speak of the work 
with surprise and admiration, — surprise that such a work can be 

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sastained in Bepublican America, and admiration at the extent 
of antiquarian and genealogical information contained in it; 
remarking, at the same time, that ^' such a work cannot live in 

Gentlemen, they may well be surprised tliat such a work can be 
sastained here, and their surprise would be very fdx greater, if 
they knew how it is sustained. There are two gentiemen of 
the Society who have taken a few extra copies to help the work 
onward. Several others have done good service, by influencing 
their firiends to become subscribers to it. The Society is under 
great obligations to all of these. 

It will be remembered that it was by an unanimous vote of the 
Society, last year, determined to make a slight alteration in its 
name ; that the President was made a Committee to petition the 
Legislature for that object. But the session of that body was so 
near at an end before he could attend to it, the matter was posir 
poned. It will at once be attended to. For the benefit of new 
members, I will observe, that the name proposed is "The Nei^ 
England Historical and Genealogical Society." This is in con- 
formity with the name of its Periodical. This name was immedi- 
ately adopted in all ordinary transactions, as may have been ob- 
served. The name Htstoric- Genealogical was never agreeable t6 
tb6 original members. They, with a single exception, contended 
that it did not express fully their objects. ^^ Historic GenealoCT" 
covers but a small portion of the ground intended ; whereas Sis- 
tory and Genealogy was really what was considered to be compre- 
hended by it. 

Gentlemen, I have but a word more, and hope I have not broken 
down your patience. But let me again urge upon you the imr 
portance of harmonious action; let us not be sanguine in new 
projects, nor disturbed if they are set aside by others. The good 
of the Society is most likely to be with the intelligent majority, 
ftnd it is the duty of the minority to acquiesce, and to work 
heartily with them. 

As a last word, let me urge upon the officers of the Society the 
great importance of doing t^eir duty, and doing it promptly. Let 
tiiem remember that, with a society as with an individual, every- 
thing depends upon its straiightforward course, and the harmony 
and integrity with which all of its officers do their duty. To 
understand flie economy of such an institution, requires some ex- 
perience in its service, and it is not to be expected but that gentle- 
men who have not had the opportunity to become informed, maj 
draw conclusions unfavorable to its past and present progress. 
They may have a great many projects for the Society's advance- 
ment, — and they may be feasible projects under certain circum- 
stances, — ^but let us move with caution, and do what we do undet^ 
standingly. And, as I have before observed, our progress we 
know to be onward and our affidrs healthy, and let us not jeopard- 
ise them by any doubtful experiments. 

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106 Letter of John Haneoek. [April, 


8. O. Dbakb, Esq. 

Dear Sir : — ^I now enclose to yon a copy of a family letter in my ponession, directed 
" To Mrs Hancock at Worcester or Boston/' which wonid not he a very de6nite diree- 
tion at the present day, but seems to have reached her safely. The writer of it makes 
mention of Harry, Ned, and Joe, who were three of his black serrants, one ti wb<nm 
Hes under a gravestone in " the old Granary " bnryhag-ground. This letter ii Mt§^ 
iBteresting from the glimpse it affords us of the Governor's private life. 

Tours faithfully, 

J. Ga&dmbb Wmm. 

York Town October 18*h: 1777. 
My Dear Dolly— 

I am DOW at this Date, & not a Line from you, nor a single word 
have I heard from you since your Letter by Dodd immediately upon 
your arrival at Worcester, which you may Judge affects me not a little 
but I must Submit, & will only Say that I expected oAner to have been 
the object of your attention. 

This is my Sixth Letter to you, the former ones I hope you have Rec^d, 
by the Complection of those Letters you will, I dare say, be apprehensive 
that my Stay here was nearly DeterminM for the winter, & that I had 
thoughts of Soliciting your Return to me, my thoughts on that Subject 
were for a Season serious, but various reasons have occurrM to induce 
me to Alter my Resolutions, and I am now to inform you that I have 
come to a fix^d Determination to Return to Boston for a short time, ^ I 
have notified Congress in form of my Intentions. You will therefore 

r lease immediately on Receipt of this to Tell M' Sprigs to prepare the 
light Carriage & Four Horses & himself to be ready to proceed on to 
Hartford or Fairfield, as I shall hereaAer direct to meet me on the Road, 
if my old Black Horses are not able to perform the Journey he must hire 
Two ; The particular time of my Setting out & when I would have Sprigs 
come forward you shall know by Dodd the Express who I shall Dispatch 
tomorrow morning ; my present Intention is to leave Congress in eight 
Days, but more particulars in my next 

1 shall hope & must Desire that you will Take a Seat in the Carriage, 
& meet me on the Road, which will much advance your health, & you 
may be assurM will be highly Satisfactory to me, & I have DesirM M' 
Bant to Accompany you in the Carriage, & when we meet he can take 
my Sulkey, & I return with you in the Carriage to Town. Mr Bant must 
hire or borrow a Servant to attend you on Horseback, as Harry & Ned 
are both with me, dc Joe is not Suitable, my Dear, I hope your health 
will admit of your coming with "W. Bant, I long to See you ; I shall 
Close all my Business in three Days, ds indeed have already nearly 
finished, & when once I set out shall travel with witH great Speed, noth- 
ing will prevent my Seeing you Soon, with the leave of providence, but a 
prevention of passing the North River, I shall push hard to get over, even 
if I go so far as Albany. I need not Tell you there will be nt> occasion 
of your writing me af\er the Receipt of this. 

My best wishes attend you for every Good. I have much to Say, 
which I leave to a Chearfu] Evening with you in person. 
God Bless you, my Dear Dolly, 

I am 
^ Yours most Affectionately 

{ John Hancock. 

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[Continiied from Vol. XI., p. 335.] 

Bbaintree Births. 

Martha Barritt Daughter of Thomas Barritt & of Francis his wife 
borne 17 : 7 : 56. 

V^illiam Copeland sonne of Lawrence Copeland & of Lydia his wifii 
borne 15 : 9 : 56. 

Hannah Goole Daught' of Francis Goole & of Rose his wife boms 
16 : 5 : 55. 

Jn"" Goole sonne of Francis Goole & of Rose his wife borne 26 : 2 : 57. 

Riphard Poffer sonne of James Poffer & of Mary his wife borne 14 j 

Sarah Mills Daughter of Jo" Mills & of Elizabeth his wife borne 9:4:. 

Joseph Permenter sonne of Rob* Permenter & of Leah his wife borne 

Mary Twells Daughter of Robert Twells & of Martha his wife borne 

Jn* Permenter sonne of Rob* Permenter & of Leah his wife borne 

Elizabeth Permenter y« Daughter of Rob* Permenter & of Leah his 
wife borne 22 : 8 : 57. 

Rebecca Fackson Daughter of Tho: Fackson & of Deborah his wife 
borne 25 : 4 : 57. 

Hannah Brackett Daughter of Peter Bracket & of Priscilla his wife 
borne 14 : 6 : 56. 

Sarah Ruggles Daughter of George Ruggles & of Elizabeth his wife 
borne 29 : 7 : 45. 

Mehitabcl Ruggles Daughter of George Ruggles & of Elizabeth his 
wife borne 16 : 5 : 50. 

Isaac Shefield sonne of Edmond Shefield & of Mary his wife borne 
15 : 1 : 51. 

Mary Shefield y« Daught' of Edmond Shefield & of Mary his wife 
borne 14 : 4 : 53. 

Mathew Shefield Daught' of Edmond Shefield & of Mary his wife 
borne 26 : 3 : 55. 

Ebenezer Hoiden sonne of John Hoiden & of Susanna his wife borne 
12 : 7 : 45. 

Nehemiah sonne of Jn* Hoidon &; of Susanna his wife borne 14 : 12 : 47. 

Hannah Peniman Daughter of James Peniman & of Lydia his wife 
borne 26 : 3 : 48. 

Abigaiel Daughter of James Peniman & of Lydia his wife was borne 
27: 10: 6L 

Mary Daughter of James Peniman & of Lydia his wife borne 29 : 7 : 53. 

Sam° sonne of James Peniman & of Lydia his wife borne 14 : 9 : 45. 

Mary Saund's Daughter of Jn* Saund's & of Mary his wife borne 10 

Moses Paine sonne of Mose. Paine dc of Elizabeth his wife borne 16 

Elizabeth Daughter of Moses P&ine 6c of Elizabeth his wife borne 5 

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Sarah Daughter of Moses Paine & of Elizabeth his wife borne 30 : 11 : 
50. * 

Moses 2* Sonne of Moses Paine & of Elizabeth his wife borne 26 : 4 : 

Mary Daughter of Moses Paine & of Elizabeth his wife borne 12 : 1 : &5. 

William y« sonne of Moses Paine & of Elizabeth his wife bofne 1:2: 

Judith Newcome Daughf of Francis NewCoroe & of Rachel his wife 
borne 16: 11:45. 

Peter sonne of Francis NewComo de of Ratcheli his wife borne 16:3: 

Abigail Daughter of Francis New Come & of Ratcheli his wife borne 

Leah Newcome Daughter of Francis Newcome & of Ratchel his wife 
borne 30 : 5 : 54. 

Mary Shed Daught^ of Daniell Shed & of Mary his wife borne 8:1: 47. 

Daniell sonne of Daniell Shed & of Mary his wife borne 30 : 6 : 49. 

Hannah Daughter of Daniell Shed & of Mary his wife borne 7:7:51. 

John sonne of Daniell Shed & of Mary his wife borne 2 : 1 : 54. 

Elizabeth & Zechariah Shed y« Daughter & Sonne of Daniell Shed 6t 
•f Mary his wife borne 17 : 4"* : 56. 

David Walsbee sonne of David Walsbee & Hannah his wife borne 29 : 

Hope Still Foster sonne of Tho: Foster 6i of Elizabeth his wife borne 
26: 1:48. 

Joseph sonne of Thomas Foster & of Elizabeth his wife borne 28 : 1 : 50. 

Hulda Daughter of Fardinando Thayre & of Hulda his wife borne 16 : 

Thomas sonne of W" Scant & of Sarah his wife borne 11 : 2 : 57. 

Mary Daughter of Peter George & of Mary his wife borne 7:7: 45. 

Hannah Il^ughter of Peter George & of Mary his wife borne 7:7: 48. 

John sonne of Peter George & of Mary his wife borne 24 : 4 : 50. 

Dependance French sonne of Jn"" French & of Grace his wife borne 
7 : 1 : 48. 

Temperance Daughter of Jn" French & of Grace his wife was borne 
80: 1:51. 

Thomas sonne of Jn* French & of Grace his wife borne 10 : 1 : 57. 

William sonne of Jn» French & of Grace his wife borne 31 : 1 : 53. 

Elizabeth Daughter of Jn* French & of Grace his wife borne 29 : 7 : 55. 

Dorothy Daught' of Rich* Thayre & of Dorothy his wife borne 30 : 
6 : 53. 

Rich* sonne of Rich* Thaire & of Dorothy his wife borne 31 : 6 : 55. 

Mary Daughter of John Hardman & of Sarah his wife 7 : 9 : 52. 

John sonne of John Hardman & of Sarah his wife borne 10 : 9 : 54. 

Isaac sonne of Thomas Thayre & of Hannah his wife borne 7 : 7 : 64. 

John sonne of Thomas Thayre & of Hannah his wife borne 25 : 10 : 56. 

Rachel Daughter of Sydrack Thayre & of Mary his wife borne 9 : 9 : 55. 

Tryall Thayer Daughtr of Sydracke Thayre & of Mary his wife borne 

Samuell sonne of Edmond Shefieild & of Mary his wife borne 26 : 

Deliueraoce Daughter of W^ Owen ds of Elizabeth his wife borne 15: 

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Ebenezer sonne of W*" Owen in of Elizabeth his wife borne 1 : 3^ : 57. 

Sarah Daughter of Nath: Hartnan & of Mary his wife borne 3:1"": 52. 

Jonathan sonne of Nath Harman & of Mary his wife borne 24 : 4 : 54. 

£phraim sonne of Nath Harman 6i of Mary his wife borne 30 : 8 : 56. 

Mary Daughter of Rich'' Fackson & of Elizabeth his wife borne 19 : 

Annah Daughter of Peeter Shooter & of Annah his wife borne 3 : 1 : 54. 

Nath sonne of Nathaniell Mott & of Annah his wife borne 28 : 10 : 57* 

John sonne of Thomas Holbrooke 6i Joan his wife borne 15 : 8 : 53. 

Peter sonne of Thomas Holbrooke & of Joan his wife borne 6 : 7 : 55. 

Johanna Daughter of Thomas Holbrooke & of Joan his wife borne 30 : 
8: 56. 

Peter sonne of Christo: Webb 6i of Hannah his wife borne 10 : 10 : 57. 

John Sonne of Jn* Downam ds of Dorothy his wife borne 30 : 7 : 44. 

Joseph Sonne of Jn* Downam in of Dorothy his wife borne 30 : 2 : 45. 

John sonne of Jno Downam & of Dorothy his wife borne 7 : 1 : 52. 

Mercy Daughter of Jn* Downam in of Dorothy his wife borne 7:1: 54. 

Susan Daughter of Rich' Chapman & of Mary his wife borne 25 : 12 : 

Hope sonne of Rich^ Chapman in of Mary his wife borne 80 : 11 : 54. 

Mary Daughter of Rich<> Chapman & of Mary his wife borne 30 : 4 : 57. 

Nath Thayre sonne of Rich«i Thayre & of Dorothy his wife borne 1 : 
11 : 57. 

Hannah Veasie Daughter of W" Veasie & of Ellen his wife borne 18 : 

Solomon sonne of W* Veasie ^ of Ellen his wife borne 11 : 3 : 50. 

Elizabeth. Daughter of W" Veasie & of Ellen his wife was borne 13 : 

Elizabeth Daughter of Deerman Downam & of Elizabeth his wife 
borne 15: 11:45. 

John Downam sonne of Deerman Downam ds of Elizabeth his wife 
borne 15: 12:47. 

Stephen Paine sonne of Stephen Paine & of Hannah his wife borne 8 : 
1 : 52. 

Sam" sonne of Stephen Paine & of Hannah his wife borne 10 : 4 : 54. 

Hannah Daughter of Stephen Paine & of Hannah his wife borne 28 : 

Sarah Daughter of Stephen Paine & of Hannah his wife borne 1:9: 57. 

Sarah Daughter of Samuell Tomson in of Sarah his wife borne 27 : 8 : 

Hannah Daughter of Samuell Eingsly in of Hannah his wife borne 

Elizabeth Daughter of Samuell Kingly in of Hannah his wife borne 

Anna Daughter of M' W* Tomson & of Anna his wife borne 3 : 1 : 48. 

Anna Daughter of M^ Henry Flint in of Margery his wife borne 7 : 
• Josiah sonne of M<^ Henry Flynt in of Margery his wife borne 24 : 6 : 45. 

Margart Daught' of M' Hen: Flynt in of Mai|;ery his wife borne 20 : 

Johannah Daught^ of M' Hen Flynt & of Margery his wife borne 18 : 

David sonne of M' Henry Flynt in of Margery his wife borne 11 : 11 : 61. 

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110 Boston Records. [Apdl^ 

Seth Sonne of M' Hen: Flynt & of Margery his wife borne 2 : 2 : 53. 

Ruth Daughter of M' Henry Flynt & of Margery his wif borne 31 : 
11: 54. 

Cotton & Jn* sonns of M^^ Henry Flynt & of Margery his borne 

16 : 9 : 56. 

Rachell Daughter of Francis Elliott & of Mary his wife borne 26 : 8 : 

Hannah Daughter of Fran: Elliott & of Mary his wife borne 8 : 11 : 51. 

Jn* Sonne of Jn** Saund's & of Mary his wife borne 23 : 9 : 57. 

Samuell sonne of W"* Savill &; of Hannah his wife was borne 30 : 8 : 43. 

Benjamine sonne of W*" Savill & of Hannah his wife was borne 28 : 
8 : 45. 

Hannah Daughter of .W"" Savill & of Hannah his wife borne 11:1: 47. 

William sonne of W"*, Savill & of Sarah his wife borne 17 : 5 : 52. 

Bethiah Daughter of Sam" Deering & of Bethyah his wife borne 6:6: 

Mary Daughter of Sam^^ Deering & of Mary his wife borne 16 : 11 : 52. 

Hannah Daughter of Samuell Deering ds of Mary his wife borne 14 : 

Sarah Daughter of Samuell Deering 6^ of Mary his wife borne 30 : 4 : 

Elizabeth Daughter of Jn* Francis & of Rose his wife borne 24 : 11 : 56. 

Abigail Neale Daughter of Hen: Neale & of Hannah his wife borne 
14:12:56. - .. 

Sarah Daughter of Georg Speere & of Mary his wife borne 11 : 3nK> : 

Samuell sonne of George Speere ds of Mary his wife borne 18 : 8 : 52. 

Hannah Daughter of George Speere & of Mary his wife borne 30 : 1 : 

Jn* Aldridge sonne of George Aldridge & of Katherine his wife borne 

Sarah Daughter of Georg Aldridge & of Katherine his wife borne 16 : 
11 : 45. 

Peter Aldridge sonne of George Aldridge & of Katherine his wife 
borne 14 : 2 : 48. 

Mercy Daughter of George Aldridge & of Katherine his wife borne 

Jacob sonne of Geo: Aldridge & of Katherine his wife borne 28 : 12 : 52. 

Mattithyah sonne of (xeo: Aldridge & of Katherin his wife borne 10 : 

Brantret Marriages. 

John Hills & Elizabeth Shove were marryed 26 : 2 : 53 by M' Bel- 

£awrence Copeland & Lyddia Townsend was marryed 12 : 16 : 53 by 
Mr Hibbins. 

Farthenando Thayre & Hulda Hay ward marryed 14 : 11 : 52 by Cap' 
Torrey. « 

Thomas Fackaon & Deborah Thayre marryed 11 : 2°^ : 53 by Capt. 

William Scant & Sarah Browne marryed 29 : 1 : 54 by Capt Torrey. 

Allezander Nah [Nash ?] & Mary Bellchere marryed 19 : 10 : 55 by 
Major Atharton. 

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[Commnnieated bj A. S. Obhb.] 

Observing in the Genealogical Register, Vol. VII., p. 252, a notice of 
Gen. John Fiske of Salem, Mass., whose third wife was Sarah Gerry, 
widow of John Gerry of Marblehead, and daughter of John and Elizabeth 
(Quincy) Wendell of Boston, Mass., I will give this excellent lady^s 
ancestral grandparents, also her descendants, beginning with her father^s 

1st. Evart Jansen and Wendell, who came from Embden, East 

Friesland, Prussian Dominions, about 1645. He died in Albany, 

1709, SB. 88. 
2d. John and Elizabeth (Staats) Wendell. She was daughter of Major 

Abraham Staats. He was born in Albany and died there Nov. 6, 

1691, SB. 44. 
4th. John and Elizabeth (Quincy) Wendell ; m. Nov. 12, 1724. He 

died in Boston, Dec. 16, 1762, sb. 60. 
&th. Sarah Wendell, m. Ist John Grerry ; he died in 1785, 8b. 45. 2d. 

Gen. John Fiske, June 18, 1766 ; he died Sept. 28, 1797, sb. 53. 

She died Feb. 12, 1804, 8b. 58. 

On her motker^a side, 
1st Edmund and Judith ( ) Quincy, m. ; came from Eng^ 

land to Boston in 1633. He died about 1635, 8b. 33. She die^t 

in 1654, having been m. to Robert Hull. *• 

2d. Col. Edmund and Elizabeth Gookin (Elliot) Quincy, m. Dec. 8,d 

1680. She died Nov. 30, 1700. He died 1698. 
Sd. Hon. Edmund and Dorothy (Flint) Quincy, m. . He wa8\ 

bom in Braintree about 1681 ; died in London, 1737, in the 57th < 

year of his age, and was buried in Bunhill Fields. She died Aug. 

29, 1737, in the 60th year of her age. 
4th. Elizabeth Quincy, who married John Wendell, as before stated. 

From the Browns. \ 

leiL Descent from Mr. John Brown, first of Plymouth, aAer of Reho- 

both. Mr2.John_3rown'9^SeB.«. will, dated April 7, 1662, men* 

tions daughter Mary, wife of Thpmcus Willet ; his son, James, and 

wife, Dorothy, executors. 
td. Mary Brown, m. July 6, 1636, Thomas Willet, first mayor of New 

York. He died Aug. 4, 1674, m. about 64. She died Jan. 8, 


From the Wittets. 
IsL Thomas, as aboye. 
td. Esther Willet, m. Rev. Josiah Flint. He died Sept. 15, 1680, 

8D. 35. She was born July 10, 1648 ; died July 26, 1737, «. 89. 
From the FlinU. 
1st Rey. Henry Flint and Margery (Hoar), m. . He died April 

27, 1668. She died March — , 1686-7. They rest in Braintree* 
2d. Josiah, as above. 
3d. Dorothy, as before stated. 

From the Hoars. 
1st John and Joanna (— — ) Hoar, m. — . He died — — . She 

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113 Mnsm-^WendeU^Quincjf—Plini—Omef ^ [Aprfl, 

died Dec. 21, 1664. Tradition says, relict of Mr. John Hoar, a 
wealthy hanker of England. . 

2d. Margery, as above. 

Mrs. Sarah Wendell {Gerry)^ Fisk^a descendants. 

lafL Sarah Gerry, m., Dec. 1765, Azor Orne ; he bom March 1, 1762« 
died April 17, 1795, ee. 33. She died Nov. 11, 1846. He was 
son of Col. Azor Orne of Marblehead. She was grand-daughter 
of Thomas and Elizabeth (Greenleaf) Gerry, who was father of 
Elbridge Gerry, late Vice President of the United States. 

2d. John Gerry, Azor, Henry and Sarah Wendell Orne. 

John Gerry and Ann (Stone) Orne, m. . He died Feb. 24^ 

1838. Their children were Francis Henry, Maria Eliza, Sarah 
Gerry, Charles Asaph, Joel Stone, and Caroline Frances Orne. 

3d. Maria E. and John P. Whiton, m. Feb. 1838. She died May 5, 
1844. Their children are John Wilson and Charles Henry. 
Sarah Gerry and Charles A. Page, m. Nov. 6, 1846. Their chil* 
dren, John Wilson, died, Anna Stone, Caroline Frances Orne. 

3d. Joel S. and Rachel Atwood (Brown) Orne, m. Oct 1850. Their 
children are Maria Frances and (Charles Parker. 

2d. Sarah Wendell and Maj. Loring Austin, m. 1818. He was born 

April 24, 1790, died . She died Aug. 27, 1846. One 

child, Loring Henry, who married Mary Jane Goodwin. Their 
children, Lilian Ivors, Loring Le Baron, Isabell Traothie. 

2d. Judge Henry Orne m. 1st Frances Boyd Little (had Wm. Henry, 
d., and several who died young). 2d. Sempronia ^— - Little. 
One child, Franklin Boyd. Judge Orne died at Omeville, Maine, 
Jan. 1, 1853, se. 61. 
These are all the descendants, now living, of Mrs. Sarah Fisk. She 
had a daughter, Lydia, who m. Mr. George Lee, and had a daugh- 
ter, Lydta, who died in Cambridge, le. 5 yrs. 7 mos. Mr. George 
Lee ro. 2d Miss Hannah Sawyer, a distinguished writer. 
The ancestors of John Gerry, first husband of Mrs. Sarah Fisk, 
were first: — Thomas, who m. Elizabeth Greenleaf. She died 
Sept. 2, 1771, «. 55. These on his father^s side. On his 
mother^s, as follows : — 

1st. Roger and Elizabeth Russell. 

2d. Samuel and Elizabeth (Elbridge) Russell, m. -— *. He was born 
in 1645. She was bom in 1653, June 19. 

3d, Rebecca Russell m. Enoch Greenleaf. She was bom Nov. 6, 1692. 
It was their daughter Elizabeth who m. Thomas Gerry. 
jFy*of» the Elhridges. 

1st. Thomas and Elizabeth, m. . 

2d. Elizabeth, who m. Samuel RudselU Family tradition says that 
about the age of sixteen she was an orphan and had two brothers, 
J6hn and Thomas. They had an uncle, a merchant in Bristol, 
England, who deceased and left ihem a large property. Their 
sister Elizabeth took her two little brothers and with them went to 
Europe to claim their fortune. She met with various romantic 
adventures, but accomplished her purpose, and returned safe. 
The family record of Samuel Russell, 2d, mentions *^ John and 
Thomas Elbridge of Bristol, England,** his undes, in 1706, De- 
cember 24. 

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I8S8.] Gen. Warren and Bunker Hill 113 



[By Gen. William H. Sumubb.] 

Bead htfoft ike Nm England Mstorical and GeneaU^ical Socidy. 

Upon the occasion of the inauguration of the statue of General Joseph 
Warren, at Cbarlestown, on the 17th of June, 1867, the different ad- 
dresses then made contained very many interesting incidents illustrative 
of the life and character of that martyr of American liberty. Tht 
perusal of these has brought to my mind some additional facts connected 
with Warren^s death which may be considered valuable as historical 
items. Det^irous that nothing should be lost relative to one whose name 
shines so brightly on the historic page, I make the information in my 
possession the subject of this article ^ and in this connection it may be 
proper to remark that from my early boyhood I have been acquainted 
with different members of the Warren family. 1 was bom within a 
fourth of a mile of Gen. Warren's house in Roxbury, and enjoyed 
familiar intercourse with his three brothers, his mother, and his aunt, and 
the patriot himself was one of my father's teachers in the Roxbury Gram- 
mar School. Thus, from my earliest recollections, associated with a 
family so honored in our country's history, many interesting facts and 
incidents came to my knowledge, some of which may be here embodied. 

The unwavering patriotism of Grenerai Warren is well illustrated in an 
incident related to me by some one whose name I do not now recall. It 
is well known that the British commander was anxious to secure the ser* 
vices of American officers of known bravery for the government, and 
that tempting offers were made to Putnam to induce him to leave the pro- 
vincials and join the royal army. The valuable acquisition which Warren 
would be to the royalists did not escape their notice, and (as the account 
was given to me) Dr. Jeffries, a surgeon in the British army and an inti* 
mate acquaintance of Warren, was conversing with him, a short time 
before the actual resort to arms, on a pile of boards near the Winnisim- 
met Ferry Ways, from which they had a full view of the British fleet. 
During this conversation, which naturally turned upon the hostile feelings 
which existed between the provinces and the mother country. Dr. Jeffries 
suggested that in his opinion Warren might receive a high commission in 
the British army, if he would accept of it. This was a fruitless sug- 

But the main object of this communication is to bring out something 
more important in a historical point of view, although incidents like the 
one just related possess a value peculiarly their own, and which it would 
be difficult to overestimate. 

Upon the anniversary of our nation's birthday, 4th of July, 1625, at the 
public collation given at the State House to the State and City authorities, 
I gave a toast, the sentiment of which was founded upon facts which I 
had collected as Adjutant Grenerai from some of the old soldiers who 
were engaged in the battle of Bunker Hill. They had been requested to 
meet at my office on the occasion of laying the corner stone of the 
Bunker Hill Monument, on the 17th of the preceding June, by the Mar- 
quis de Lafayette, to join in the procession on that occasion. A large 
number of them came, and at diat time I inquired of them what they 

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knew about the battle, and made some minutes of their conTcnation and 
replies to my interrogations. 

At the collation, Major General Henry Dearborn gave as a toast : — 

^ The memory of General Warren^ who gallantly died in the cause'af 
kU country. ^^ 

Immediately aAer this I rose and said I would give as a toast the senti- 
ment contained in the dying words of that first great martyr of Americaa 
liberty (whose name had just been announced) to the soldiers who were 
near him when he fell, after receiving his death wound : — 

^^I am a dead man ; fight on^ my hraoe fellows^ for the salvaiiem of 
your countryJ*^ 

The sentiment was received with acclamation ; but Dr. Benj. Water- 
house, one of the professors in Harvard College, who had no friendship 
for Dr. John Warren, also a professor in the same institution, took occa- 
sion in a newspaper article (signed ^^ Historian,*' his usual signature 
being *^ Historicus **^ to question the authenticity of the words embodied 
in that toast, and called upon the Adjutant General, as it came with the 
weight of authority from his mouth, to state upon what testimony it was 
founded, at the same time expressing some doubts in regard to it 

The cause of the ill feeling before alluded to on the part of Dr. Water- 
house toward Dr. Warren, as stated to me by Robert H. Gardiner, Esq., 
of Gardiner, Maine, was this : — ^Dr. Waterhouse wrote several articles for 
the newspapers, in which he meddled with the affairs of the college, and 
called in question the fitness of some of his brother professors for the 
positions which they held. This gave general offence, and Dr. Warrea 
joined with the several other professors in a complaint to the government 
on the subject. Dr. Waterhouse was requested to desist ; but as he con- 
tinued to write similar articles, a memorial for his removal was signed bj 
Dr. Warren and the other professors, and he was accordingly dismissed. 

The article by Dr. Waterhouse referred to was as follows, and is 
copied from the ^^ Boston Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser ** of the 16th 
of July, 1825:— 

'* Messrs. Editors : — fai your paper of the 6th is mentioned, among 
the list of toasts, one of considerable importance as an historical fact, 
given by the Adjutant General ; for if, on investigation, it turn out true, it 
settles a doubtful point in history ; if not true, the sooner the mistake is 
rectified the better. It was given immediately after Major General Dear- 
bom drank to the memory of General Warren, who ' gallantly died ia 
the cause of his country.' Whereupon the Adjutant General gave as his 
toast, ^ the dying words of Warren to the soldiers who were near him 
when he fell aAer receiving his death wound.' His words, the Adjutant 
Greneral said, were : — * I am a dead man ; fight on, my braoefdlowsyfar 
the salvation of your country J* 

The Adjutant General would confer a very great favor on the annalists 
and historians of the present times, if he would, through the medium of 
some paper, inform us more, particularly of the fact^ and mention the 
source whence he obtained that interesting allusion, which may lead to 
truths equally important. Hitherto the manner, time, and place on the 
hill where he fell, is lefl uncertain, while that of Major McCleary's is 
ascertained. As it regards Warren, the prevalent idea now is, that never 
having been a soldier, and having accepted a commission of a general* 
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oiand in battle on a future day. He said as much to Vice President 
Grerry the morning they parted ; and the late Judge Winthrop testified 
that he saw him and spoke with him before they reached the hill, Win- 
throp with his musket, Dr. Warren with only a cane, and in citizen's 
clothes. He was afterwards seen conversing with General Putnam ; but 
after the battle began to rage there is no account whatever of him, ex- 
eepting this given by the Adjutant General. 

One thing is dear, that he was buried with the promiscuous slain in 
the common trench of the dead. Had the British known him, this would 
Dot have been the case, if considered only as a Mason of a high order. 
Bat the greatest wonder remains, — why did not our own people seek out 
the body of our courageous patriot ? Why did not Prescott, or Putnam. 
or some Bostonian, apply to the British commander for the remains of 
their fearless patriot ? According to the present popular impression, the 

erobability is that the death of Warren was not known until afler the 
»ritish had buried all the slain of their opponents without knowing anjr 
sort of distinction among them. The body taken up and honorably 
buried a long time afler was mere conjecture, simply on that of an arti- 
ficial tooth. 

Any light which the gentleman in question can give on this melan- 
choly subject will, without doubt, be gratefully acknowledged by every 
American. Historian." 

My attention was called to this article by the Hon. James Lloyd, who 
said that, in his opinion, the matter required an explanation. Upon read- 
ing the doctor^s communication, which I had not before seen, as it was 
published in a newspaper which I did not take or of\en read, I saw the 
propriety of giving the evidence establishing the questioned fact. With 
the view of obtaining it, I went to Tewksbury, and called upon the per- 
son who had given me the information in the presence of the old soldiers 
at my office, to obtain more formal evidence of the fact, and inquired of 
him more particularly as to his recollection of the incident he had before 
related to me, and he certified it in the most ample manner, as will soon 

Having collected many interesting incidents connected with the death 
of Greneral Warren, and obtained unquestionable evidence as to the 
authenticity of the words embodied in my toast, I published an article in 
the *« Patriot " of the 9th of August, 1825, in answer to the interrogations 
of ** Historian," including an original letter from Amos Foster,, the soldier 
.who heard the heroic words of Warren as he fell. My communication 
was a» follows : — 


Msssas. Editors, — ^* Historian,^^ in your paper of the 6th uit., quotes 
from the newspaper account of the celebration of the 4th of July, at the 
State House, a toast given by me contained in the sentiment of the words 
of General Warren after he was shot on Bunker Hill ; and, questionioff 
^ truth of the historical fact, requests that ** the Adjutant General would 
mention the source whence he obtained that interesting allusion, which 
may lead to truths equally important.^^ 

It is evident that ** Historian** was not present at the table, as the toast 
was there given upon the authority of Mr. Amos Foster of Tewksbury, m. 
private in Capt. Walker's company and Bridge's regiment, from whose: 
mouth the woras were taken on the morning of the 17th June last. 

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Mr. Poster is a hale man of seventy^two, of respectable appearance, 
and gave his account of the events of the battle with great clearness both 
of recollection and expression. He is possessed of considerable property, 
I learn, and is a man of undisputed veracity. He represents that Dr. 
Warren was wounded when he addressed them, and spoke like a person 
in the greatest extremity, who thought all was lost, raising up his hands 
and saying ^^ I am a dead man ; — fight on, my brave fellows, for the salva- 
tion of your country.'^ I stated to Mr. Foster that it was generally sup- 
posed that Dr. Warren was shot in the head. He replied that it did not 
appear to him that he was wounded in the head at that time, but that 
his side was bloody. 

Immediately upon seeing the communication of *' Historian ^* in your 
paper, I addressed a letter to Mr. Foster, informing him that inquiry was 
made in a public manner of me for the authority I had for giving the sen* 
timent as the dying words of Warren ; and requested him to furnish me 
with such further particulars as were within his recollection ; but, not 
having received a reply to my letter sent through the post office, with 
which the old soldier has probably but little connection, I have not chosen 
to wait longer in giving ^' Historian " the requested information, lest the 
delay might tend to confirm the doubts expressed in his communication. 

My office, on the morning of the 17th, was crowded with revolutionary 
soldiers, who were requested to meet there before joining in the proces- 
sion. Many anecdotes and old soldier^s stories were related interesting to 
the •' Historian,^' and never perhaps fifty years after any like event were 
fio many witnesses of it present, face to face, shaking hands and reciting 
to each other their toils and perils and hair-breadth escapes as were col- 
lected together at the late celebration. Under the resolve of the Legisla- 
ture, a small allowance for attendance and travel was allowed to each of 
them as " reported themselves at the Adjutant General's office on or before 
that day, and gave him satisfactory evidence of the fact of their having 
been in the battle of Bunker Hill on the 17th of June, 1775 ;" as far as 
the time allowed, such reports were made and the evidence received. My 
inquiries, therefore, relating to the events of that day, of the officers and 
-soldiers who reported themselves, were not those of curiosity merely, but 
were a necessary means of obtaining the " satisfactory evidence " the 
resolve required. Such was the bustle of the morning, and the shortness 
of the time, it was impossible the purpose of the resolve could be accom- 
plished, and the Liegislature afterwards extended the time for complying 
with its provisions to the 4th of July, when one hundred and forty-one 
out of upwards of two hundred present, had applied and given the evi- 
dence required. 

Impressed with the belief that posterity will consider the events of that 
««Dflict as of more importance than even the enthusiastic actors themselves 
attached to them, I availed myself of the opportunity thus affi:>rded, which 
gave me the means of seeing the greater part of the living actors in those 
«eeiies, to make minutes of the important facts relating to what may have 
heretofore been considered as mysterious circumstances of the battle, and 
^rticularly such as respected the conduct and death of the first great 
martyr of American liberty. It was impossible to do this generally is 
the crowd of the morning of the 17th ; but, with regard to the important 
fects stated by Mr. Foster, this was not the case ; for that I took down ia 
smting, and, in the presence of Gen. Patterson of Philadelphia, who was 
very atteative to the old sokker stories, spoke of the importance of the 

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anecdote to Mr. Foster, and read my minutes to him, to ascertain whether 
I had recorded it correctly. 

** Historian " calls on me " for further light on the subject," and has 
not left in obscurity the objects to which he wished my attention directed ; 
but under the heads of " prevalent ideas " and " popular impressions " in 
some instances, and in others by direct assertions, conveys his own doubts 
of the great worth of Warren's services. He says that " after the battle 
began to rage there is no account whatever of him, except this given by 
the Adjutant General." That •' the manner, time, and place on the hill 
where Warren fell is left uncertain." That he went there in his common 
clothes without uniform " to learn by actual observation how to command 
in battle on a future day." That " he was buried with the promiscuous 
slain in the common trench of the dead," which would not have been the 
case ** if the British had known him," and that " even our own people 
did not seek out the body of their fearless patriot." (I have underscored 
the epithet, though 1 hope no slur was intended by your communicator 
when he used it.) That " the body taken up afterwards," which was 
near the place of the greatest slaughter of the Americans, " was mere 
conjecture." In fact, if I understand the drift of the communication, it is, 
that there is no evidence that Warren on that day did anything to distin- 
guish himself. 

When the sentiment of that dying hero was promulgated, it was without 
the least idea that it would invoke an inquiry into his general conduct ; 
but, it is not to be regretted, if there is doubt in any mind, that the inquiry 
is instituted while many of the witnesses are living, as it must result like 
those respecting the conduct of other important actors in those scenes in 
the establishment of those great truths which have already emblazoned 
&eir names on the historic page. 

There is no need of recurring to evidence in support of commonly re- 
ceived facts. Respecting such as are not generally known I will endeavor 
to cite the authority. 

It is generally understood, I believe, that Warren, at the time of the 
battle, had not received the commission of Major General, to which office 
he was appointed on the 14th ; that he left Watertown, where the Provincial 
Congress was sitting, on the morning of the 17ih, and was present with 
the Committee of Safety in Steward Hastings' house, on Cambridge Com- 
mon, where also Gen. Ward's head quarters were, when Major Brooks 
arrived from Charlestown and delivered Colonel Prescott's request for re- 
inforcements. That he soon after left the Committee of Safety, of which 
he was Chairman, and walked a part of the way towards Charlestown, 
with Dr. Townsend, his pupil, and was spoken to by Judge Winthrop, 
before he reached the hill, in his usual dress, which was a light colored 
coat with a sprig on the button, as Grov. Eustis informed me. 1 have 
Gov. Brooks' authority for the fact of Warren's presence with the Com« 
mittee of Safety, when he made his communication from Col. Prescott, 
He has often detailed to me the observations and opinions of that gallant 
officer at the councils of war, which were held before the message was 
sent to Cambridge, and the particulars of his own interview with General 
Ward first, and afterwards with the Committee of Safety, who sal in the 
adjoining room. 

As it is probable I shall have no other so good opportunity, I can hardly 
refrain from mentioning one or two circumstances which I have learned 
in these conversations, although they are not immediately connected with 

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the object of this communication. After despatches had been sent over 
to Mystic for Stark^s and Reed^s regiments, and other reinforcemeDts 
were ordered to march, messages were sent to the neighboring towns, 
requesting them to bring in their own supplies of powder. As these ar^ 
rived the Committee distributed themselves, and, seated on the tiller of the 
carts, dealt out a giil of powder to each soldier, as he came up, some of 
whom had powder horns, and others wrapped it up in paper. Meanwhile, 
Brooks, who was not detailed with his regiment for duty the *day before, 
in consequence of his absence at Reading, (called home by the confine* 
ment of his wife with her first child,) but who on his return had the per* 
mission of the General to go as a volunteer, provided he would report at 
head quarters in the morning, was collecting the two remaining companies 
of his regiment, which had been on guai'd near the GreneraPs quarters. 
It is well known that the General, apprehensive that the movements to* 
wards Charlestown were only a feint to cover a real attack of the main 
position at Cambridge, was fearful of weakening his force at that place. 
Brooks says to him, " now General, I have reported according to promise, 
I hope you will let me march these men where they can be of some use.^ 
To which he answered, " I am sorry I cannot comply with your request.*' 
** But look at them, General,^^ said Brooks anxiously, ^^ they have got 
bayonets — ^there are none scarcely on the hill, and I assure they will be 
wanted there." " I shall want them here, sir," was the reply, which ter- 
minated the interview, and he did not get orders to march until it was too 
late for him to arrive before the retreat. 

But to remove the uncertainty of the time, place, and manner of War- 
ren's death, which *^ Historian " says exists, let us recur to the evidence ; 
and, first, as to the time and place. 

Upon his arrival at the redoubt, Prescott saw Warren, and supposing he 
came to take the command, said to him he was glad to have assistance ; 
to which Warren replied, as Mr. Wright (now of neverly, then of Hollis, 
who was in Prescott's regiment and heard it, says ) " No, I did not come 
to take the command, it is too late in the day ; but PU give you all the 
assistance I can." Warren was afterwards seen conversing with Putnam, 
who said to him in the presence of Lt. Col. Parker, who was wounded in 
the knee, taken prisoner, and aAerwards died, but whose wounds were 
dressed by Dr. Jeffries on a fascine, to whom he related it, ^ they will 
beat us from the work, I know ; but we shall do them infinite mischief, 
though we must at last retreat." Col. Whitmore, then a Lieutenant in 
Capt. Perkii s' company, in Little's regiment, states that he was wounded 
in the thigh in the retreat from the redoubt ; at the same moment Warren 
fell, about six feet from him. Capt. Coburn, on the retreat from the re» 
doubt^ spoke to Warren, and Gen. Winslow saw him lying dead ahatU 
nxty yards in the rear of the redoubt^ the morning after the battle, with 
his hands under his head. Major Small of the British army, who acknowl- 
edged that he owed his own life to the humanity of Putnam on that occa* 
sion, in his turn attempted to save the life of his friend Warren, whom he 
saw, as he entered the redoubt, and called to him to stand, or he would 
be killed. This is his own relation to Dr. Jeffries, who went over with 
the British troops as sur^on after the first attack. There can be no mis- 
take about this, as Maj. Small and Dr. Warren were very intimate friends; 
.and Dr. JefiTries, who was a professional rival of Warren's, used to meet 
them frequently at Mr. ScoUay's — and Dr. Warren had, a. few evenings 
before, offered him a place in the medical staff. Here is abundant evi- 

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deoce, but more is at hand if needed, as, to avoid prolixity, I have omitted 
many minute particulars which would corroborate the facts, that Warren, 
although he was opposed to the plan of taking possession of the heights of 
Cbarlestown, thinking the Fabian policy the best in the condition the army 
then was, and though he was seen sick in his bed after he came from 
Watertown that morning with a nervous headache ; when he heard Major 
Brooks' communication from Col. Prescott, requesting reinforcements and 
ammunition, left the Committee of Safety and repaired to the scene of 
action, was in various parts of the field, " after the battle began to rage^'*^ 
and was killed near the redoubt as the British entered it. 

Respecting the "manner" of his death, there is more uncertainty; 
though, to use the language of " Historian " to express one's own idea, 
" the popular impression" that he was wounded some time before he was 
killed, in the arm or side, gains strength from the circumstances and facts 
related by the witnesses who were assembled on the late occasion. Mr. 
Jonathan Clark, now living in Abington, 80 years old, but who then be* 
longed to Boston, and was in Lock's company and Gardener's regiment, 
•* who knew Warren, who had attended him as a physician," is positive 
in his testimony " that he was first wounded in the arm, and being pressed 
to retire, said he would never set the example of retreating to the " bloody 
blacks." " The mortal wound," Mr. Clark says, " was in the head." 

Gen. Warren's body had mouldered in the grave for ten months, when 
it was disinterred, which made it impossible at that time to ascertain the 
correctness of this supposition, — not so with the wound in the head. After 
the evacuation of Boston, Warren's friends were informed where he was 
buried. This was not as " Historian " says it was, " with the promiscuous 
slain, in the common trench of the dead ; " though it was in the same 
grave with a person with a frock on. Warren's body was found stripped 
of its covering, while the other was buried in its common habiliments. 
Mr. Clark, above-named, as well as another soldier whose name I have 
forgotten, was here on the 17th, who assisted at the exhumation in the 
presence of the Doctor's two brdthers, who were satisfied of the identity 
of the body, by many circumstances which they detailed. If stronger 
evidence of its identity were wanting, that afiTorded by Col. Revere, who set 
the artificial tooth, (which " Historian " says led to the " mere conjecture " 
that it was Warren's body,) and who recollected the wire he used in fast- 
ening it in, would afford it. One thing, however, is certain ; that the 
skull was perforated by a musket ball in the upper part of the head, in 
such a place, as I am informed by professional gentlemen, would probably 
have produced sudden, though it might not instant death. '^ Historian" will 
observe that all these facts relating to the ^* ^iW," place and manner of 
Warren's death accord with the account which Major Small gave to Major 
Grordon, at the American minister's, in London, in the year 1791, when 
he told him that though he saw Warren fall, *^ life had fied before he saw 
his remains ;" to Col. Trumbull, in 1786, at the time he was engaged in 
painting his celebrated historical picture, in which Major Small is repre- 
sented in the exercise of the humane act which has been ascribed to him. 
(See Gordon's and Trumbull's printed letters.) 

But *'*' Historian " says *' that according to the present popular impression, 
the probability is that the death of Warren was not known until aAer the 
British had buried all the slain of their opponents without knowing any 
sort of distinction among them." If it be the popular impression, it is 
time that this as well as some other *^ prevalent ideas " in *^ Historian's" 

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communication was corrected. That Gen. Howe daw him fall is even ts 
be inferred from Major Gordon^s letter to Major Jackson of Philadelphia, 
above quoted, in which he relates the conversation between* Gen. Howe 
and Maj. Small, at the time they suppesed he fell, from the latter of whom 
he derived it ; but that his death was known to the British commander is 
shown as well by that letter, as by the facts recorded in Dr. Jeffries^ 
diary, of which, it is much to be regretted, great part was lost in a late 
fire, but from which leaf Samuel Swett had taken minutes, and the facto 
relating to which the present Dr. Jeffries, his son, perfectly recollecto. 
The Doctor^s story was that afler the battle was over, while he was dress- 
ing a British officer, Gren. Howe came up to hinri and said, ^^ Jeffries, 
.there is a general officer fallen ; do you know Warren ?'^ *^ Do I know 
my right hand, you may as well ask ?'' says Jeffries. " Come here 
then,^' says Howe, ^^and let me know if the report is true that he is dead.*^ 
Jeffries accoanpanied the General to the redoubt, and on the way Howe 
again asked him if he was certain he could identify the person ; he replied 
anybody can do that, for he had a whitlow on a certain finger, naming it, 
by which he lost a nail ; and he had also a particular artificial tooth. 
Howe soon pointed out the body, which was immediately recognized by 
Jeffries. When therefore " Historian " says that " Warren's body " could 
not have been known or he would have been buried with distinguished 
honors, even if he only was considered as a mason of a high order,'* he 
argues upon a probability against the truth. Not being a mason, I am not 
conversant of the customs of masons in this particular, (though I never 
heard of fallen enemies being buried with distinguished honors because 
they were masons ; armies would have enough to do beside their ^* accu»' 
tomed work" if this were the case,) and I am apt to think that ^^ Historian'' 
is in a similar cause with myself, as it appears that Warren was known, 
and was not only buried without any such honors ; but, as it appeared at 
the time of the disinterment, the body was rifled of its covering. 

If "Historian" thinks it is a "prevalent idea" that Warren could not 
have taken any important part in the events of that day, because he was 
dressed in his common clothes instead of his uniform ; I should reply, that 
not being commissioned and qualified to act as an officer, he could not 
with propriety have worn a uniform, even if he was provided with one, 
which is not probable, for it is to be inferred from Gen. Ward's orderly 
book in my possession, that there was not*a person in uniform nor an 
epaulette worn within the American lines till some time afler Washington 
arrived at Cambridge. But that Warren was distinguished by his eoad' 
futors as a *^ coitrageous^^ and " fearless patriot," besides other testimony, 
the toast that was given at a meeting of the field officers of the sixth 
brigade, under Col. Frye, who assembled two months af^er the battle at 
the house of Jonathan Hastings, to celebrate the memorable 4th of August, 
(repeal of the stamp act) is sufficient evidence. " Immortal honor to that 
patriot and hero^ Doctor Warren, and the brave American troops who 
fought the battle of Bunker Hill on the 17th of June, 1775." 

As " Historian " requested " such further light on the melancholy subject 
as the gentleman in question could give," f have mentioned these facts, 
And referred to the authority from which they are derived, as I did at the 
time I promulgated the words which it was said the enthusiastic patriet 
uttered, in the time of his country's greatest need, when the enemy seemed 
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considered a mortal wound, ^^ I am a dead man — fight on, my brare fel- 
lows, for the salvation of your country." 

We have seen that it was not impossible, from the manner of his 
death, that he might thus have spoken, whether he was wounded once or 
twice before he fell. Those only, therefore, who are envious of the hon- 
ors of the illustrious dead, ftnll he eager to disprove the positive declara- 
tion of one who heard him. The evidence in support of the fact is of 
the highest authority. Let not his country, then, be deprived of the glo- 
rious example of the patriotic volunteer " without authority, yet whom 
none commanded," upon speculative surmises. The truth of the declara- 
tion ascribed to Warren is not only positively testified to ; but the senti- 
ment accords with his whole character. It is consistent with the account 
of his conduct at this particular crisis given of him by Col. Swett in his 
Historical Sketch of the Battle ; of which, availing himself of the informa- 
tion collected at the late Jubilee, the public will be gratified to learn is 
preparing a new edition. " The chivalrous Warren," says he, " lingered 
to the last. His exalted spirit disdained, as a disgrace, a retreat the most 
inevitable. He animated the men to the most desperate daring, and when 
hope had fled he still disdained to fly." It is also perfectly compatible 
with the ardor of his feelings, when he said, ^^ he would not set an exam- 
ple of retreating to the bloody blacks," and consistent to that fearless de- 
votion to his country's cause, which led him previous to the battle to 
declare to Major Small, when doubting in conversation whether we should 
stick together, if the troops should be obliged to come to the last resort, 
(as I have the authority of Perez Morton, Esq., at that time Secretary of 
the Ck)uncil, for asserting that he did,) ^^ Depend upon it, my friend, when- 
ever you pull a hostile trigger against my countrymen, you will find me 
among them." 

The sentiment which he uttered in the hearing of Mr. Foster is a noble 
one. Though it does not increase Warren's fame, it adds something to 
his countrymen's pride ; and no one that hears it can help throwing his 
thoughts back a few hours, to the interesting interview between him and 
Vice-President Gerry, to whose remonstrances against his exposing him- 
self in the battle, Warren, perfectly aware of the necessity as well as the 
danger of it, so beautifully and prophetically replied, " Dulce et decorum 
est pro patria mori." 

I send you Mr. Foster's letter in reply to my interrogatories, received 
while copying the above, which I beg you will consider as a part of this 

I am, respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 

W. H. Sumner. 

Tewkshury^ August 3, 1825. 
Sir, — I have read the piece in the Patriot in which it is doubted whether 
the toast you gave on the 4th of July, as the words of Warren, are correct. 
They are strictly true, and stated exactly as I told you on the morning of 
the anniversary. I knew Dr. Warren before that day: had seen him 
among the troops at Cambridge, and am certain of the fact. His WQrdtf 
made a lastmg impression on my mind, and I have repeated them a thooA 
land times. I was a private in Capt. Walker's Company, in Bridge*!! 
Regiment, and was* on the ground all the night before, building up the 
Works. Af^r the old engineer had fixed his stakes, Eliakim Walker, 

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Jonathan Beard and myself, (who are both living I believe, Mr. Beard was 
at the celebration with me) thought he had not got them quite streigbt, 
and we moved one of them to square it up. 

The day of the battle I was near the redoubt ; we did all we could ; 
but were obliged to give up at last. The last time the British came up 
we were moving off all in a hurry into the rear of the redoubt, to stop 
them as they came up, and there it was that I saw Gen. Warren ; his 
clothed were bloody, when he cried out to us, ^M am a dead roan, fight 
on, my brave fellows, for the salvation of your country.'* We had no 
time to do much, but got off as soon as we could. I never saw Warren 
after that. The British fired upon us both small and large guns on the 
retreat, and more of us got off than could reasonably have been expected. 

I knew Gren. Putnam and Col. Prescott, well. I saw Putnam riding 
round, very active. I saw him ten times, at least, I should think. Put- 
nam went off with David Baily and a number of others, and they took 
tools with them to intrench on Bunker Hill, but a number of them came 
back again. I was close by Asa Pollard when he was killed. He was 
the first man that was killed. The ball struck the ground and hopped 
along before it struck him. Mr. Benjamin Baldwin rolled him up in a 
blanket, and they carried him off and buried him. I do not remember 
anything more of very great importance. 1 saw a good deal, and remem- 
ber a great deal, but it is not worth writing that I know of. I am willing 
to tell all I do know. It appears t6 me the blood was running down his 
(Warren's) arm or side when he spoke the words, but we were all in sucb 
a hurry I wont be certain about that. I shall send an order for my 
money under the resolve. 

I am. Sir, 
Your most obedient servant, 

Amos Fostik. 

Genend William H. Sumner. 

(To he Continued.) 


Albomy, 4th TMftk mo. 1857. 
Th the Editor of Ae N. E. Hitt, and Gen, Register : 

Shoald the historical importance of the accompanying docaments, relating to tiM 
town of Canaan, Conn., enutle them to a place in yoor pubUcadon, it will be (pnatify- 
log to the subscriber, and many others, ^riio first saw the Light in that town. 

Fbsd. S. Pbabb. 

The following is a copy of a paper found with the papers of the late 
Nathaniel Stevens, Esq. of Canaan, Conn. — 

When Canaan was first settled, it was all a wild wilderness, except 
three Dutch families, who lived on the Ousatonic river. The first family 
of Enslish that moved into the town was Samuel Bryant, from Stratford, 
Ct.« He came in May, 1738, and John Franklin drove his ox team. That 
was the first ox team that was driven into the town. He settled down 
•ear where the Blackberry river enters into the Housatonic. He had six 
sons ; and his seventh was the first English child that was bom in Canaan. 
It was James Bryant, Esq., that afterwards lived in Nobletown, Yoik 

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1858.] Reminiscences of Canaan^ Conn. 183 

State. The next families that moved into the town were those of Daniel 
Lawrence and Isaac Lawrence, and the Hewit family from Plainfield, 
They were eleven days on their journey, and they arrived the 2d day 
of June, 1738, with their families. They had to cut their way through 
from New Hartford to Canaan. 

Daniel Lawrence had some boards. He set up some crotches, and 
made him a hut to shelter him. Isaac Lawrence unloaded his goods 
onder a pine tree, and not a board to cover him but the boards of his 
cart. He had dug a hole in the side of a hill, and laid up some logs, ten 
feet one way and twelve the other. Next day he went to Sheffield and 
got some boards and covered it ; and there he lived with his family one 
year, and ten men besides his own family lived with him. Then he 
built a large log house, by a fine spring, where he lived several years. 
And people kept moving into the town very fast from all parts of the 
country. The produce of the earth was very fine— exceeding good com 
the first year, and pumpkins exceeding large ; and everything seemed to 

There were places where the Indians had planted com, where the trees 
had grown very large, among the hills ; and they ploughed up pestles and 
pots, very beautiful, made of free stone, and arrow pikes a multitude. 
And it was supposed there was a settlement of Indians in that place in 
times past. Isaac Lawrence dug up bones and ashes, when he was 
<^iggiDg })is cellar, about five or six feet from the surface of the earth. 
They were thought to be men's bones by people that saw them. 

Th^ first winter, there was a great deal of snow, and no rain all win- 
ter-r-but was a very forward spring and fruitful summer. The second 
winter was very moderate ; but there was one man found dead in the 
800W. It was supposed that he sat down on a log, being in liquor, and 
fell asleep, and pitched down into the snow, where his breath thawed the 
snow so that it strangled him. He was found not far from Forbes iron 
works. His name was Blackboum. He was the first person that died 
in Canaan. The third winter was very severe, — a vast deal of snow, and 
extreme cold, so that some cattle froze to death, — but it was a very fruit- 
ful summer ai\er it. 

Deer were very plenty about here, and some Indians lived about here 
that seemed to be very friendly. They belonged to Stockbridge and 
Barrington. One day the wife of Isaac Lawrence was up in her cham* 
ber, and she heard a noise. She looked out, and she saw thirty-three 
Indians coming up to the door. She gave herself up for lost. One of 
the Indians spoke to her, and told her not to be afraid, for they called to 
drink at the spring, and they were going to Stockbridge to a wedding, 
and that they were friends. But people were very much afraid of Indians 
ail the time. 

People kept settling so fast that, in the year 1741, they had a minister 
ordained — Mr. Elisha Webster from Farmington — and a great many 
people came a hundred miles to the ordination, and to see the country. 
And there was a man felling a tree to build the minister's house, and a 
limb strack him and crashed him into the earth. He was the second 
person that died in Canaan. His name was Richard Highsted. He Jeft 
a wife and four children. The third was the wife of Thomas Hewit, 
with a fever. 

In the year 1744, people began to be very much terrified about In* 
diaos, for there was a good deal of mischief done in the towns about by 

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124 The Patent of Canaan^ Conn. [April, 

the Indians, so that our people bui't several forts in the town, and had a 
guard of soldiers in the town, which scouted the woods every day. But 
they never saw any signs of any enemy ; but there were a great many 
alarms, but never any enemy appeared. Sometimes the forts would be 
crowded with people from other towns. In this situation we lived for two 
or three years. 

Afterwards, the iron works were carried off by a flood ; then rebuilt ; 
and then, in the year 1760, they were burned to ashes, and a great many 
houses, and barns, and other buildings— eleven in all ; and the same year 
the town was visited with great sickness among children. Thirty-three 
children and two old people died, almost all with the canker, and the next 
summer tho dysentery carried off a great many old people. Thus the 
Lord hath visited us. 

There were a great many bears killed about the town in 1760. There 
were five killed in one day. In the year 1765, there were five wolves 
ktlled in one day. There was a multitude of rattlesnakes on a hill that 
they call snake hill to this day. And Isaac Lawrence had a bitch that 
used to go out and be gone three days at a time ; and she would come 
home all swelled up by being bitten by the snakes. Then she would dig 
a hole in the earth and bury herself up until it drew out all the poison ; 
and then she would go out again. And thus she did till her hair all came 
off, and then they killed her. 

The above named John Franklin *was father to the late Silas Franklin, 
Esq. — the father of Charles W. Franklin, now (1857) living in Canaan. 


The Gouvernour and Company of his Majesty" English Colony of Con- 
necticut in New England in America to all to whom these presents shall 
come. Greeting, 

Whereas the Gouvernour an Company in General Court assembled on 
y« second Thursday of May one thousand seven hundred and thirty one— 
at Hartford— did order that the western lands on the east side of Ousa- 
tounack river — and north of the townships of New Milford and Litchfield, 
should be laid out into five townships, and appointed Messrs Edmund 
Lewis, John Bewell and William Judd a committee to lay out the same. 

And whereas in pursuance of said order, the said committee laid oat 
and surveyed the said five Townships — one of which in their survey 
aforesaid was called the Township of C. and bounded the same as follows 
(viz) For the south bounds of the township of C. they began at White 
Oak Pole at y« North West corner of the Township A. and run west nine 
and half North — four miles and half to Ousatounack River and made a 
monument for the south west corner of said Township of C. Then began 
again at said White Oak Pole which is the south east comer of y« said 
township — and ran north nineteen and one half degrees. East eight miles 
and one Hundred and forty six rods to the line of partition between the 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay and Colony of Connecticut and mark- 
ed a small tree and laid many stones to il for a monument — Standing 
in or near the aforesaid line of Massachusetts and is the north east 
corner bounds of the township of C. and has these letters set on it (viz) 
E.L.W.H.B. and the said line from the said White Oak Pole— which 
also hath the aforesaid letters marked on it — is well set forth by mariced 

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1868.J The Patent of Canaan, Conn, 126 

trees and monuments — and from the above mentioned Spruce tree the 
north line of the township of C. runs West nine degrees and half north — 
four miles and half and one hundred and twenty nine rods to the Ousa« 
tounack River — where we made a monument for the north West corner 
of^said Township of C. It being elm tree standing in the said Massachu- 
setts line marked and stones laid to it and the letters I.H.E.L.W.H.B. set 
on it — Bounded north on the Massachusetts line South on the township 
of B. East on the township of D. and west on the Ousatounack River as 
by the returns made by s'' Committee bearing date October 15th AD. 1731 
entered into the records of the aforesaid Colony of Connecticut Lib. 4 
Vol. 503 in the secretarys office reference thereunto had more fully — and 
at large may appear. 

And whereas the said Gouvernour and Company in Gen^ Court assem- 
bled at Hartford on the tenth day of May 1783, did enact that the s"* 
Township among other Townships — then lately laid out should be dis- 
posed of and settled according to such time and regulations as the s"* 
assembly should order — ^And whereas the s^ Gouvenor and Company 
assembled in General Court at New Haven in the year of our Lord 
1737, by their act did order that the s'^ Townships should be divided into 
iiAy three rights — Exclusive of all former grants of the General Court 
that were then surveyed and recorded in the Public Records of the Colony 
and lying in s«* Town — ^Of which fifty three Rights, one should be for the 
use of the Minister that should be settled in s^ Town according to the 
regulations in s** act provided — One for the first Gospel Minister settled 
as aforesaid, and one other right for the support of the school in said 
Town — And ordered that fifty of s<> Rights should be sold, and that the 
other three Rights should be for the use aforesaid — and that the com- 
mittee by sd act appointed should sell, and in the name of the Gouvenor 
and Company aforesaid execute Deeds of Conveyance of the said several 
Rights to the purchasers thereof respectively with condition to such Deed 
annexed according to the directions in the said act contained. 

And whereas in pursuance of s** act the said committee have sold and 
by their several Deeds under their hands and seals, have granted unto 
William Roberts, Peter Hogeboom, John Beebe, Uriah Stevens, Daniel 
Lawrence Junior— and to the rest of the original purchasers of Rights or 
fifty third parts of s^ Township upon conditions as aforesaid — which 
Township is now called and known by the name of Canaan — ^And where- 
as Mr. Elisha Webster is in the ministry in s'^ Town according to the 
directions aforesaid — and the several purchasers aforesaid — their Heirs 
or assigns having performed the conditions in the said Deeds expressed, 
and now moving for a more full congrmation of y« lands sold and granted 
them BS aforesaid. 

Now know ye. that y« said Gouvenour and Company by Virtue of the 
power granted unto them — by our late Souvreign King Charles the second 
of blessed memory — in and by his letters pattent under the great Seal of 
England — bearing date of y« twenty third day of April — ^In the four- 
teenth year of his Majesty,' Reign have given and granted and by these 
presents, for themselves and their Successors — do give, grant, ratify and 
confirm unto them the said William Roberts, Peter Hogeboom, John 
Beebe, Uriah Stevens, Daniel Lawrence Junior — and to the said Mr. 
Elisha Webster who is the settled Minister in said Town and to the rest 
of the original purchasers or their respective heirs or assigns or legal 
representatives of such original puichaaexs to whom such original Deeds 

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126 The Patent of Canaan^ Conn. [April, 

were made and executed — ^A11 the aforesaid Township of C. now called 
Canaan within the bounds and limits described by the survey aforesaid to 
be the bounds of the ^ Township of C. exclusive of the former grants — 
surveyed and recorded into the public Records aforesaid forever — to- 

Kther with. all and singular the Woods, Timber, Trees, Underwood, 
inds, Waters, Brooks, Ponds, Fishings, Mines, Minerals, and precious 
Stones — within and upon the s^ tract of land — and Township aforesaid 
hereby granted, mentioned or intended to be granted as aforesaid — and 
all and singular y^ Rights and Profits, privileges, and appertinances what- 
soever of and within the said Township— -and every part thereof to Have 
and to Hold y« above said tract contained in the Township of Canaan 
aforesaid, with the privilegs unto them the s' William Roberts, Peter 
Hoseboom, John Beebe, Uriah Stevens, Daniel Lawrence Juuior and y^ 
said Elisha Webster — and to y« rest of the original purchasers. Their 
Heirs or assigns or legal Representatives of such original purchasers to 
whom such rights do belong and to their only proper use — benefit and 
behoof forever, as a good, sure, absolute — and indefeasible Estate of 
Inheritance in fee simple — without any condition, limitation, use or other 
thing to alter or make void the same— to be holden of his Majesty His 
Heirs or successors as of his Majestys Manner of East Greenwich in the 
County of Kent and Kingdom of Great Britton in free and Common 
soccage and not in Capite nor by Knights service— yielding and paying 
therefor unto our Sovereign Lord the King, His Heirs and successors for* 
ever only one fifth part of all the Ore of Gold and Silver which from time 
to time and at all times hereinafter shall be gotten had and obtained 
therein in lieu of all Services, duties and demands whatever. 

In witness whereof we the s"* Gouvenour and Company have caused the 
seal of the said Colony hereunto to be affixed the Twenty eighth day of 
May. In the eighteenth year of our Sovereign Lord George the second 
by the grace of God of Great Brittain &c King Anno Dom. one Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and forty and five — 

By Order of the Gov. and Company of the' 
Colony of Connecticut in General Court assem* 
bled May AD 1745. 
Creorge Wyllys, Secretary 

Entered May 29th 1746 on the Records of the Colony of Connecticm 
Book no. 4 Vol. 575, 6-7 for Pattents, Deeds and conveyances of Lands. 

Attest George Wyllys Secretary. 

This Pattent is recorded in the Proprietors Book of Records in Canaan, 
page 75 and 76. 

By David Whitney, 

November 29th 1745. 

Proprietois Clerek. 

Jon* Law Gow. 

When the Duke de Choiseuil, a remarkably meagre man, came to 
London to negotiate a peace, Charles Townshend being asked whether the 
French government had sent the preliminaries of a treaty, answered, 
**I do not know; but they have sent the outline of an ambassador.**—- 

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1858.] Sermana by Rev. Samuel Parri$. VST 



Thb recent publication of the Danvera Church Records, in the Regis- 
teri (Vol. XL, pp. 131, 316,) suggests a notice of a volume of his manu- 
script sermons, preached at Salem village, between his ordination in Nov. 
16^ and May, 1694, — ^now in the Library of the Connecticut Historical 
Society. The volume is a 12mo. very neatly and carefully written, and 
numbered on the first page as '^ Lib. 3'^ of the writer^s sermons. It com- 
mences with his ordination sermon, prefixed to which is the following 
note : — 

*^ My poor and weak ordination sermon at the embodying of a church 
in Salem Village, on the 19. 9. 1689. The Rev^ Mr. Nicholas Noyse em- 
bodying of us : who also ordained my most unworthy self Pastor, and 
together with y« Rev' Mr. Sam: Phillips & the Rev'' Mr. John Hale im- 
posed hands. The same Mr. Phillips giving me y^ right hand of fellow- 
ship with beautiful loveliness dc humility.^' 

The text is from Joshua, v. 9 : ^' And the Lord said unto Joshua, This 
day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from ofif you.^' 

The remainder of the volume consists of sacramental sermons, in reg- 
ular course, (with occasional omissions and reference to '* these sermons 
in loose papers, 8vo.^') the last of which was preached. May 6, 1694, in 
the afternoon. 

Before the sermon of <*27 Mar. 1691-2. Sacrament day'' is this note: 
^ Occasioned by dreadfull Witchcraft broke out here a few weeks past, 
& one member'of this Church, & another of Salem, upon publick exam- 
ination by civil Authority, vehemently suspected for Shee-witches, [d^ 
upon it committed.]* 

The text is from John vi. 71 ; and the running title, <^ Christ knawe 
haw many DeoUs there are in hie ehureh and who they are^ 

The two sermons of 11 Sept. 1692, preached ^^ after yo condemnation 
of 6 Witches at a Court at Salem, one of the Witches, viz. Martha Koiy 
in full communion with our Church,''f and entitled, ^^ The Devils & his 
Instruments will be warring against Christ & his followers,'' from Revel. 
XVII. 14, ^' These shall make war with the Lamb," &c. 

In the " improvement" of this subject, Mr. Parris remarks, that " It 
may serve to reprove such as seem so to be amaz'd at the war the Devil 
has raised amongst us by Wizards & Witches against the Lamb dc his 
Followers, that they altogether deny it. If ever there tpere WUehes^ men 
4* toomnf tft covenant teith the Deot/, here are muUUudes in New England, 
Nor is it so strange a thing that there should be such ; no, nor that some 
church members should be such. Pious Bishop Hall saith. The DeviPs 
prevalency in this Age is most clear in the marvailous number of witches 
abounding in all places. Now hundreds (says he) are discovered in one 
shire ; dc if Fame deceive us not, in a village of 14 houses in the North, 
are found so many of this Damned brood. Heretofore only Barbarous 
Desarts had them, but now the civilized & Religious Parts are frequently 
pestered with them : Heretofore some silly ignorant old woman &c., but 
now we have known those of both sexes, who professed much knowledge, 

• Thets words added sobseqiiently. t Vol. XI., p. 134. ' 

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Cold Friday and Sati^rday. 


Holiness 6i Devotion, drawn into this damnable practice. — Baxter*8 Ap" 
parilions 4* Witches^ page 122." 

With such lights to guide him, who can wonder that Mr. Parris went 
astray ? We cannot be too of\en reminded that the witchcraA delusion 
was not of indigenous growth in America, — ^that it did not begin nor end 
at Salem Village, — or, as Mather stat^ it, ^^ that Now England is not the 
only place circumvented by the wiles of the wicked and wiley serpent, in 
this kind." j. b. t. 

From various sources we gather the following record of the two coldest 
days that have occurred the present century, as asserted by all observers. 
It is said that the winter of 1835 was as severe in the southern states, but 
in the northern nothing has exceeded it since 1800. The cold Friday of 
1810 was a more blustering day, yet it did not freeze so hard. The time 
of the record is sunrise. 

Boston, Mass. 


Salem, Mass. 

aO to 26 below 




























24 to 30 





New Bedford, 



Jamaica Plain, 



Fall River, 















West Sandwich, 
























West Newton, 



Providence, R. I. 






North Providence, 















Hartford, Conn. 30 to 32 


Manchester, N. H. 



Coldest morning of this 





Mercury solid ; < 


Portland, Maine, 



ever known. 










Vouched for by 


St. John, N. B. 








Montreal, Canada, 



Quebec, Canada, 



New Ha,ven, Conn. 27 


.Northfield, Vl 



Troy, N. Y. 



St. Johnsbury, mercury 





New York, 















Coldest ever known. 




Dover, N. H. 



Alexandria, Va. 






Charleston, S. C. 

12 above 




Tallabiw^, Fhu 



[Taunton Republican. 

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1868.] The CoUman Family. 129 


[By William C. Folobr of Nantucket, Cor. Member N. E. H. and Gen. SocJ 

In reply to the article on the Coleman family by Joshua Coffin, Esq. of 
Newbury, I will remark that Thomas Coleman was one of the Partners or 
purchasers of one twentieth part of the Island of Nantucket in 1659, being 
of those chosen by the first ten purchasers as partners. He must have 
moved here long previous to 1680, the time fixed upon by my friend 
Joshua Coffin, Esq. He had a house lot and other lands set off to him at 
different times, by the Committee for laying out lands. I find by the old 
Book of Records that he was on a jury, Oct. 20, 1673. 

He deeded his lands, houses, ^., to his son Tobias,* to take effect 
aAer his death, dated Nov. 3, 1673, at which time he was, by his own 
declaration in the Deed, a resident of Nantucket, as well as his son 
Tobias, who had a wife Lydia and a son Thomas.* See the copy ap* 

Tobias* Coleman had a daughter Deborah, bom May 25, 1676. Vide 
Book of Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, in the office of our 
Town Clerk. Of the other children of Tobias I know nothings as he 
mo^ed away. 

Thomas and Tobiah Coleman, both inhabitants in the town of Sher- 
burne, upon the Island of Nantucket, sell Samuel Bickford half a share of 
Land, Nov. 12, 1678. 

In presence of Sighed Thomas H Coleman* 

Peter Folger. Tobias •I* Coleman. 

W- Worth. 

Of Benjamin Coleman* I do not know any thing. 

Joseph Coleman^ the son of Thomas' came to Nantucket and married 
Ann Bunker, daughter of George and Jane (Godfrey^ Bunker. They had 
2 children, viz. ; Joseph,* b. Nov. 17, 1673, who was drowned when young, 
in the fulling mill pond, and Ann,* born Nov. I9, 1675, who marned Ed- 
ward Allen, and had 10 children, viz , 6 sons and 4 daughters. From 4 of 
the sons are descended many bearing the name of Allen in Nantucket 
and New Bedford and vicinity, and from the daughters are also many de- 
sceDdants,the writer being descended from Rachel Allea, who m. Thomas 

Joseph Coleman* died in 1690, as Letters of Administration on his 
estate were granted Aug. 12, 1690. Book 2, Deeds. 

Thomas Coleman' died in 1682, and Letters of Administration were 
granted to Tobiah Colman, and Joseph also became a surety, Aug. 1, 

John Coleman,* spn of Thomas' and Joanna Folger, dau. of Peter and 
Mary (Morrell) Folger. 

Their children were : — 

John, Jr.,* b. Aug. 2, 1667, m. Priscilla Starbuck. 

Thomas,* b. Oct. 17, 1669, m. Jane Challing, wid. of John. 

Isaac,3 b. Feb. 6, 1671-2, m. 1, Ann Reynold ; 2, Jane Watson. 

Phebe,* b. 1674, m. Gershom Cathcart of Bristol Co. 

( Abi^il,* b. 1676, m. James Tisdale of Dighton, Bristol Co. 
( Benjamin,* Jan. 17, 1676, died young. 

Solomon,* , m. 1, Mary Macy; 2, Deliverence Swett, dau. of Moses. 

Jeremiah,* m. Sarah Pratt, dau. of Joseph. r^^^^T^ 

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130 The Coleman Family. [April, 

John Colman,' son of Thomas/ died at Nantucket, in 1715 or 1716, 
and Joanna, his widow, d. 18 of 5 mo. 1719. 

The name of Coleman is now common among the names of Nantucket, 
there being many descendants now living of John Coleman,' Thomas,* 
Solomon,' and Jeremiah.' 

Isaac Coleman,^ son of Thomaa,^ is said by Benjamin Franklin Folger 
of this town, the genealogist, to have accompanied Thomas Macy in the 
autumn of 1659, in the boat, in his emigration to this island, he then be- 
ing a boy, about 12 or 13 years old. By the Town's Record of Birtha, 
Marriages and Deaths, I find ^^ John Barnard and Bethiah his wife and 
Isaac (>>Ieman ended their days y« 6^ June 1669 beiQ^; drowned out of a 
canoe between nantucket & ye Vineyard, at the same time Eleazer Folger 
was preserved.'* This Bethiah Barnard who was drowned was a daughter 
of Peter Folger, and sister to Abiah Franklin. 

The Joanna* Coleman mentioned in the article under consideration, I 
think must have been Joamm Coleman, wife of John,' and daughter-in- 
Ifiw of Thomas,^ and not an o^n daughter. There w«tf a Benjamin Cole- 
man drowned in Hampton, 21 Oct 1650 ; perhaps he was son of this 
Thomas* Colman. Isaac' ColEuan who was drowned in 1669 was the 
•on of Thomas,^ and was unmarried. 

Isaac' Coleman, son of John,' left no children, though he was twice 
married. To give the names of all the descendants of Ann (Colman) 
Allen', daughter of Joseph Coleman,^ and of John Coleman,' would swell 
this article to a greater length than my time or ability will now permit 
They are spread through many States and Territories of the Union. 
Being a descendant, both of Joseph Coleman' and of John Coleman,^ sons 
of Thomas,* it will do for me to quote from some verses characterizing 
the different families of Nantucket, ^'A learned Coleman very rare.^* 
I believe that line conveys the true characteristic of this family, although 
there have been very many worthy people among them, 

[I'loia Book Ut, page SS, Gonnty Becords, Deeds.] 
Copif of a Deed of Thomae Coleman. 
*^ Be it known unto all men and by these presents be it declared that I 
Thomas Coleman of Sherbum on the Band of Nantucket for divera good 
and weighty considerations me thereunto moving, do herelrv freely give, 
grant, ratify and confirm unto my son Tobias Coleman, Ten Akera of 
land, part of it being that on which his house standeth, and the remainder 
on the north side of his house above the high way. This I eive to him at 
present to have and to hold to him and his hein forever. 1 also hereby 
give unto the said Tobias my son to enjoy the same after my decease, all 
my other land both upland and meadow upon this Hand of Nantucket with 
all the housing that is or may be upon it at the day of my death. To- 
gether with all my comonage or comonages, And alsp all other privileges 
that is or may be belonging to these my aforesaid Lands to him the said 
Tobias to have and to hold during the term of his natural life and toLydia 
his wife to have and to hold after the decease of the sayd Tobias during 
the term of her natural life and after her decease to Thomas Coleman the 
son of the said Tobias to have and to hold forever, provided the said To- 
bias pay aAer my decease to his brother John Coleman five pounds and 
to his brother Joseph Coleman ten pounds, and also that his mother my 
now wife shall after my death enjoy the third of what I shall leave at my 
death, during the time of her life for her use and comfort, but not to sell 

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1868.] Abstract of the Will of Andrew Osborne. 131 

or dispose of any thing, but only her bed and pewter and my bibel, which 
things I have freely given my wife. Al other goods and chattels that I 
shall leave at my death, I also freely give unto my son Tobias to him and 
to his heirs forever, only I except that my wife shall have the use of the 
mare as long as she liveth. This is my true act and deed as witness my 
hand and seal this third day of november one thousand six hundred and 
seventy and three. Thomas Coleman. 

Witness hereunto This Estate mentioned in this deed was 

peter foulger delivered in part by Thos Coleman to the 

the mark of aforesaid Tobias Coleman by turf ds twig in 

Margery N Coleman presence of 

Txistram Coffin. Tristram Coffin 

Peter Foulger." 
[Book 2, hi Registry of Deed».] 
^^ At the Court of Sessions the first day of August 1682. Leu of Ad- 
ministration on the Estate of Thomas Coulman are granted to Tobiah 
Coulotian who bindeth htmselfe to his Royall Hig^ess in the sum of an 
hundred pounds starling to perform the trust in administering one his 
father^s Estate and to bear the Court harmless according to law." 

^^ Joseph Coulman doth bind himself together with Tobiah Coulman." 
The Aprisera appointed \ Nathaniel Barnard 

by the Court are ) Steven Coffin 

Ric Swaine 
The Looke." 
»* August the 12th 1680. 
letters of Administmtion on the Estate of Joseph Coleman are granted 
unto William Bunker and Stephen Coffin who bind themselves as follow* 
eth We William Bunker and Stephen Coffin Doe Bind ourselves Jointly 
and severally in the sum of an hundred pounds starling to performe the 
trust of an administrator on said Estate and to baire the Court harmless 
according to law. 

William Bunker 
Stephen Coffin" 
Book 2, Deeds, dec. 


DON, 1614. 

Hartfird, November 19, 1857. 
Dbab Sib,— 1 ibrwwd yov an abstract of an early will ;— from the original in the 
eoUection of the Connecticnt Historieal Societj, handsomely engrossed on parchment 
and in good presenration, except the fold on which were the signatures and attestation, 
which £is been cat off. I know nothing of the history of the oocament or of its line of 
descent to the place of its present deposit : bat as the names of Osborne, Plympton, 
and Center were all represented, at an early period, in New England, the will may pof 
ably supply important genealogical information to some of the descendants. 

Yonrs, Ac. J. H. T. 

Andrew Osborne, " citizen and marchant taylor of London,'' by his 
will executed Nov. 20th, 1614, directs his body "to be buried within hi» 
Majesty's free Chappell Church of St. George w^in his highnes Castle of 
Windsor," and gives his estate as follows :— ^ 

To his wife Margaret^ the lease of his house " called the Garter house,'' 
within the castle of Windsor ; the lease of bis house called " the Bucks 
head" in Watling Street, parish of St Augustine, city of London ; and 

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132 Deed to Peter Folger of Nantucket. [Aprili 

the lease of a house where " now dwelleth one Robert Woodward, draper," 
in said Watting Street, ^* known by the name of the signe of the Lute and 
Tunn," — for her life, and at her death, the unexpired term to belong to 
his three sons, John^ Charles and Edward Osborne. Also, to his wife, 
the use for five years af\er his decease, with the rents and profits of his 
*'five houses in DistafTe Lane,*^ city of Liondon; and of his ^^ sixteen 
houses scituate and being wt*>out Temple Barr," in parish of St Clement 
Danes ; and of one house in Gutter Lane ; with remainder as before, to 
his sons ; and from the rents of these houses an annual payment of ;f200 
to be made to Andrew^ Henry ^ Richard and Alice Plumpton^ the children 
of his son-in-law, Henry Plumptan^ citizen and salter of London, now 
dwelling in Fryday Streete, city ; and an annual payment of ;^100 to his 
** cozen Joane CenterJ'^ 

Item. To Margaret Center^ jf20, in money. 

Item. To his son John : ^' two houses in the He of Tennett,** county 
of Kent ; 22 acres of arable land in Hallingbume parish, Kent, lately 
purchased of Sir Thomas Flud (?) ; 16 acres, in Newmgton parish, Kent, 
now ^^ m tenure of John Osborne, gent.^' 

Item. To son Charles^ £250 in money. 

Item. To son Edward^ .£250 in money. 

Item. To the parish church of Hartlipp, county of Kent,^' where I 
was born,'^ 40 marks, for the poor of the parish. 

The residue of his estate to his wife, who is made sole executrix : his 
son-in-law, Henry PlumpUm and John Peerson^ notary public, named 

Executed in presence of Philip Boles^ William Hale^ William Nem^ 
man^ and John Peerson. 


[Copied by William C. Folobb, Cor. Memb. N. £. H. ft Qen. Society.] 

Nantuekel ^h July 1663 
Thesb presents witnesseth that we whose names are underwritten do 
give and grant unto Peter foulger, halfe a share of accommodations on 
the Hand aforesayd that is to say half so much as one of the Twenty pur- 
chasers both in Respect of upland meadow^ wood, ds timber and all other 
Appurtenances belonging to him ^ his heirs forever, on condition that he 
com to Inhabit on the Hand aforesayd with his family within one year 
a(\er the Date hereof, likewise that the sayd peter shall atend the English 
in the way of an Interpreter betwen the Indians and them upon al neces- 
sary ocasions : his house-lot to be lay^ out at the place commonly called 
by the name of Rogers field, so as may be most convenient : witness our 

Tho* Macy Tristram Coffin Sen ; for myselfe and others 

Edward Starbuck being impowered by them, Peter Coffin Steven 

John Swayn Greenleafe 

Robert Barnard Tristram Coffin Jun ; 

Richard Swayn William Pile for Two shares 

John Rolfe jMthaniel Starbuck 

Tho Mayhew Thomas Coleman 

John Smyth [Book let of Deede^ p. 8L 

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1858.] John Endicott. 133 


What office did John Endicott sustain in Massachusetts^ after his arrival 
hither, Sept. 6, 1628, to his being elected, hy the Company in London, 
Governor of the same Plantation, April SO, 1629 7 

At the former date, the Abigail arrives at Naumkeag, with her passen- 

f^rs and supplies. Of the colonists thus come to their new residence, was 
ndicott, of whom Bradford wrote, he " brought over a patent, under the 
broad seal, for the government of Massachusetts.** 

Here is one of the clearest and most pertinent statements which could 
possibly be uttered to express the prominent ideas which its author most 
evidently intended to communicate. It distinctly portrays on the tablet of 
our perception a patent or charter, sanctioned by the King*s seal, and for 
the purpose of governing the emigrants, who dwelt in Massachusetts, un- 
der the administration of John Endicott. We might as well assert that 
the daguerreotype of a man, impressed with a complete likeness on its 
plate, is fully represented even after its head is erased, as to assert that 
the image, made on our minds by Bradford's language, is full and exact, 
in its original lineaments, when deprived of its royal patent. We have 
never heard nor read that the author of such language varied a single 
hair, either in its phraseology or signification, though he must have had 
frequent suggestions to do it, had there been any need for it to be done, 
while preparing his History of Plymouth Plantation, embracing various 
concerns of its adjacent colonies, for the long period of twenty-nine 

When Nathaniel Morton issued his Memorial twelve years after the 
death of this honorable chief magistrate, in speaking of Endicott's arri- 
val, he uses the same language and communicates the same thoughts, 
which his uncle did, and thus made a literal quotation from the said his- 
tory, then in manuscript. Care for the good fame of his uncle as an 
accurate historian, and care for himself in a similar respect ; his well 
known regard for veracity, and his earnest desire for the truthful repre- 
sentation of his adopted country's character in its rulers, laws and trans- 
actions, would have naturally kept him from publishing such a passage, 
and thus deliberately and consciously perpetuating a mistake — had he 
known or even suspected that it was so at fault. His relations to Brad- 
ford, as a resident in Plymouth with him, from 1623, — and as Secretary of 
State from 1645, under him for the years he was Governor, and other- . 
wise in public and private concerns ; and his own personal knowledge of 
Endicott^s political course to his decease in 1665, — leave not the shadow 
of a probability that he would, with the most evident and fullest assurance, 
have seconded, as he did, the plain and positive statement of his uncle, 
that Endicott brought over a royal patent, unless he regarded it as an 
undoubted and indubitable fact.f 

Before the Memorial was issued by Morton, he submitted it to the su- 
pervision of John Higginson and Thomas Thacher, in order to have it 
accompanied with their recommendation to the reader. These two min- 
isters, from their long acquaintance with Bradford, Morton and Endicott, 
were well qualified tor the discharge of this office, and to judge of the 
quotation made f|:om the MS. of Bradford. Mark their language in the 

m Bradford's Hist. Plym. Plant, 23S. t Morton's Memorial, Ed. 1721. p. 9fi. 


134 John Endioott. [April, 

address.* They assign as a reason why the production of Morton and 
others like it should be encouraged, isy '^ that there may be a furniture of 
materials for true and full history in after-time.'' They add, « the work 
itself is compiled with modesty of spirit, simplicity of style, and truth of 
matter.^' Such caution and desire as here manifested on their part, as 
well as their acquaintance with Endicott in his political antecedents, is 
totally inconsistent with their suffering the quotation to remain unaltered, 
had it contained an essential error, as to a primary, prominent, and im* 
portant matter of a royal patent, in the civil relations of Massachusetts. 

In reference to this matter. Prince remarks,f ^^ Governor Bradford and 
Mr. Morton seem to mistake in saying, *• he (£ndicott) came with a Patent 
under the broad seal for the government of Massachusetts.' " He did 
this 108 years after the occasion of it, and 67 years from iis publication 
by Morton, and confirmation of it hy Messrs. Higginson and Thacher. 
What his reason was for the impression, so vaguely entertained and ex- 
pressed, he did not assign, and thus came short of his extraordinary cor- 
rectness. Suppose that one of our writers had stated, that Robert Gorges 
came over in 1623, as Governor-General of New England, and that he 
saw his commission for it, and this statement was repeated by another, 
and authorized by two more of credible qualifications, — but, many y^axs 
after their concurrent testimony, an author arises and observes, that two 
of the first, just referred to, seemed incorrect in their statement, without 
so much as giving the lisp of a reason for his observation ? Should we 
call this the presentation of facts and sound conclusions, which should 
lead us to disbelieve the relation of the two first authors ? By no means. 
We should pronounce it insufficient to invalidate their testimony and set 
it aside. 

That this is substantially the state of the case, the subsequent considera- 
tions are offered. 

We look at the royal charter of Massachusetts, of 1628-9. This clearly 
narrates what took place, at different periods, in relation to such territory. 
It begins with the conyeyance of it by James I., in 1620, with all the 
other territory, then comprised under the term of New England, to the 
Plymouth Company or Council. It then describes the sale of it in 1627-8, 
by this corporation, under their common seal, to six patentees, including 
John Endicott, and also the conveyance to the latter body of all authority 
to govern, and every other privilege essential to the regulation of a colony. 
The charter having so proceeded, notices the appearance of the royal 
grantor, so that he might secure to himself the fulfilment of a contract in 
which the Company or Council had promised him a fifUi part of all gold 
and silver, obtained from any mines discovered in their jurisdiction, and, 
consequently, within the limits of Massachusetts. At this point a new 
relation is formed and assumed. The Council having given their deed to 
the patentees, did not continue their mineral obligation to the King, but 
passed it over to them. How do we know this ? He states it hinoself. 
He declares, in the charter of 1628-9, that the patentees, having received 
the territory from the Council, do henceforth retain it ^' of us, our heira 
and successors, in free and common soccage," and, as a collateral condi- 
tion, they were to reserve a fifth of the gold and silver, obtained from 
mines, discovered within their bounds, as the Council had previously en- 
gaged to do. An exigency thus occurs, which demands some documeDt 

• Morton's Memorial. tPtimse^N. E. Ghnm.,Ed.of iraCwAolsoapw 175. 

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1868.] John EndicoiL 136 

or other, in order to preserve it and its conditions, subsisting between the 
King and the patentees. Who of these two parties should, according to 
rank and custom, take the lead in this matter? Evidently he, as their 
sovereign. In view, then, of nothing more than the nature of the case, he 
did do it and issue a document What should we naturally expect this to 
be, coming from his ot-der, short of a pateut, describing the grant and all 
its privileges, and the mineral condition of them, under the royal or broad 
seal ? Nothing. For his own security, he would do as much as this for 
the patentees, notwithstanding they had a deed from the Council under 
their common seal. In this state of the case, Endicott came over, and, 
from the preceding facts and considerations, with the declaration of Brad- 
ford and Morton, there is no reason to doubt that he brought such a docu- 
ment, as these two authors have described. The conclusion thus drawn 
is confirmed by the language of Johnson,* when referring to the emigrants 
of 1628, as ^^ the much honored Mr. John Endicott come over with them 
to govem^^ and also by the letter of Dudley to the Countess of Lincoln. 
The last author states that, in 1628, '' we procured a patent from His 
Majesty'^ for planting Massachusetts, '^ as also for the government of those 
who did or should inhabit within that compass, and, the same year, we 
sent Mr. John Endicott and some with him, to begin a plantation and to 
strengthen such as he should find there, which we [were ?] sent thither 
from Dorchester and some places adjoining ; from whom, the same year, 
receiving hopeful news.'' This passage plainly declares, that a patent 
was granted to proprietors of Massachusetts, by the King, for its govern- 
ment, and evidently denotes that the grant, so made, was before Endicott 
came to Naumkeag, and, therefore, must have been made to him and the 
other five patentees ; and thus, with the testimony of Johnson, positively 
establishing the declaration of Bradford and Morton. 

It is not unlikely that Prince may have formed his slight objection to 
the assertion of Bradford and Morton, just presented, from the subsequent 
passage in the letter of the Massachusetts Company in England to Endi- 
cott, dated April 17, 1629. " Since your departure, we have for the 
further strengthening of our grant from the Council of Plymouth, obtained 
a confirmation of it from His Majesty by his letters patent, under the broad 
seal of England, by which said letters patent we are incorporated into a 
body politic, with ample power to govern and rule all His Majesty^s sub- 
jects that reside within the limits of our plantation.^^f 

This may appear, in the minds of some, to suggest the two following 
questions : Does it not indicate that there was no patent under the broad 
seal, before its own existence, and, of course, none in 1628 for Mr. En- 
dicott to bring over; — «nd that there was no government under him, 
because he had no such royal authority till 1629 ? 

To the first question, we may truly reply, that to substantiate its affirm- 
ative, there is no conclusive evidence. Though only about a year passed 
between the Councirs deed to the six patentees and the royal patent of 
1629, yet this would not absolutely do away the need of a royal patent in 
1628, so th^t these patentees, who had no prescience to foretell the speedy 
necessity of another similar document, might safely hold their settlement 
here of him, as the patent and charter of 1629 declares they did ; and he 
still held them, instead of this Council, bound to him for the mineral stip- 
ulation ; — nor dispense with the need of having a royal patent in 1629, 

* Wonder Working Providence, 19. t Hazard, I., 251. 

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136 John EndicoU. [April, 

because of the formation of a new company, including the six patentees, 
and properly requiring that the interests of their contract should be thus 
secured to them. While the quotation makes no denial of a royal patent 
in 1628, it has the succeeding phrase, ^^ for the further strengUiening of 
our grant from the Council,^' which implies, rather than otherwise, that 
there had been already such confirmation by some document, aside from 
the CounciPs deed, which document might very properly be a royal 

As to the second question, we know that colonial government was ex- 
ercised through the English and other territories of America, by settlers 
like those of Massachusetts, having patents from companies chartered by 
their kings. As one of the nearest instances, we may point to the Plym- 
outh Colony, who had nothing more than patents from the Council for 
New England, and yet they enacted and executed laws for their Com- 
monwealth down to their union with Massachusetts. Of course, then, 
though the quotation from the letter might, in the opinion of some, seem 
to deny colonial government to Massachusetts until the patent of 1629, \\ 
is directly contrary to well substantiated fact. With regard then to the 
two preceding questions, we perceive no cause to answer them any other- 
wise than in the negative. 

The subject before us seems to have received the attention of Hutchin- 
son, as intimated in the first volume of his history. It is probable that he 
was reminded of it by Prince, or his Annals, who was cotemporary 
thirty-one years, and long a townsman with him, aAer he graduated at 
Harvard College, and also by the quotation already adduced from the 
Company^s letter. Referring to the arrival of Endicott, Hutchinson re- 
marks, " The patent from the Council of Plymouth gave a good right to 
the soil, but no power of government. A royal charter was necessary."* 
This declaration seems not to comport with its author's usual carefulness. 
The Council had the right of government over Massachusetts, which they 
conveyed to the six patentees, comprising Endicott, in common with the 
rest of their jurisdiction, as plainly narrated in the charter of 1628-9. 
This is strengthened by the fact, previously mentioned, that a similar deed 
or patent from them to Plymouth Colony did invest these with such power, 
which they did exercise down to the day of their being united with Mas- 

In addition to this, there are other like proofs. Of these, we have room 
now only for the patent of 1622, to Robert Gorges, from the same Coun- 
cil, granting him a part of Massachusetts. This document, after reciting 
various interests conveyed by it to him, proceeds to confer upon him, his 
heirs or assigns, or '^ deputies, lieutenants, judges, stewards or other offi- 
cers, all prerogatives, rights, jurisdictions, royalties, and power of judica- 
ture, in all causes and matters whatsoever, criminal, capital and civil, 
arising, or which may hereafter arise, within the limits aforesaid,^' with 
all the privileges and rights as claimed by the grantors. This language 
evidently signifies that tke patent of the Council did bestow on the Colony, 
which Robert Gorges expected to settle within his boundaries, not only a 
claim to the soil, but also a power of government, and, consequently, 
overthrows the position of Hutchinson. Therefore, even if the supposition 
be made that Endicott did not bring over a patent or charter with the royal 
seal which Bradford and Morton say he did, he and his associates had one 
from the Council of New England, on his arrival at Naumkeag, who did 

* Hatchinson, L, 3d Ed., 16. 7. ^ . 

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1858.] Deacon John Pearson of Rowley, 137 

empower them to have government administered here, as they actually 
did Robert Gorges and the Colony of Plymouth in their respective juris- 

^ Thus we have finished the course proposed. We have done it with the 
single purpose, to expose and reject the guises of error, and to discover 
and confirm the claims of truth. J. B. FELT. 

< ^mm » 


Extract from the Second Ledger of Deacon John Pearson of Rowley, 
kept during the years 1672-92. 

This is the acounts of that monney that I spent when I went to 

bostan a depute to the. genral court the 8 of May, ^78. 

monney — 9 — 9 

2 agust '78 monney that I spent at the genral court for my self 

and my hols (horse) and ferey (ferry) 1 — 18 — 8 

I went to the genral court the 4 of Janeware 1680 and I spent 

seuen weks wich the town owes me for. 

mor in other expenses that was not ihonney — 2 — 1 

10 8 ^83 I went to bostan depete to the genarl court and was 

2 weks and 4 days. 
16 9 '83 I went to bostan a depute for the genarl court and 

spent thear a month and 5 days, al is — 
I went to the genarl court the 5 day of May 1684 — stayd thear 

thirten days : it comes to — monney — 1 — 6—8 

I John Pearson went to the genral court the 5 day of May 1684 

and stayd thear 13 days 1 — 6 — 8 

[These last two charges are evidently an example of Double 

I went to the genarl court the 27 of Janeware (168f) and 

spent near 8 days. 
I went to the genarl court the 17 of March (168|) and spent 

7 days. 

to court May thi 6 day. 
Thear is due to me for goeng to the generl court before this 

CQurt of elexshon that was hould in May 27 '85 for thre weks 

money, 2 — — 

and I went to the court of elexshon the 26 of May '85 and 

tfpent near a hole month : — due in money, 3 — 13—4 

I went to the general court 6 of Juley and stayd a wek : — 

money — — 13 — 4 

I went to the general court 20 July (1685) and soent a weke ; 

money • — 13—4 

I went to the ganaral court the 12 of agust (1685) and spent 

near 4 days. — 8 — 

I went to the genarl court the 15 of Septembr and spent 6 days — 11 — 2 
I went to the general court the 13 of Octobr and spent 2 weks 

lakeng on day. 1 — 5—1 

I went to the (general court) the 16 of Norembr and spent on 

wek 0—13—4 

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138 Extracts from the Boston News Letter, [April, 

I went to the general court the 16 of fehereware and spent a 

weke : in money , — 13—4 

I went to the genarl court the 10 of may *86 and spent 2 weks : 

in money 1 — 6 — 8 

It appears from the Colonial Records ihat John Pearson was chosen 
deputy for Rowley for nine sessions of the General Courts viz. : for the 
sessions commencing 

8 May, 1678 ; 28 May, 1679 ; 

4 Feb., 1679-80; 19 May, 1680; 

4 Jan., 1680-1 ; 24 May, 1682 ; 

7 Nov., 1683 ; 27 May, 1685. 

13 May, 1686; 
King James II. ascended the throne in 1685 ; this seems to have been 
a busy year with the court. J. P. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1857. 

Piscataqtja,.Sept. 19th. — Yesterday several Gentlemen and others who 
accompany^ Mr. Elisha Plaisted^ on his Marriage to Mr. WkedwrighVs 
Daughter of Wells, designing to return they missM two of their Horses, 
upon which three of the Company went out to see for them, viz., Joshua 
Downing , Isaac Cole, and Serseant Tucker, the former two the Indians 
kiird and the last they wounded and took Captive. Upon hearing the 
Guns, Capt. Lane, Capt. Rohtson, Capt. Herd, Messieurs. Elisha Plaisied, 
Roger Plaisied, Philip Hubbard, and Joseph Curtis, mounted each a 
Horse, well arm'd that were ready first, ordering about a dozen soldiers 
in the interim to run over the field a nearer way, in which their Horses 
had been, to relieve their Friends, but before the Horsemen got to the 
place intended, they were Ambuscaded by another party of Indians, who 
slew Capt. Robison and dismounted all the rest by killing their Horses 
under them. All of which made their escape from the Enemy, except 
Mr. Elisha Plaisied, whom they took Captive. Upon this Disaster Capt 
Harmon and Capt. Lane rallyed their Men together, to the number of 70, 
and engaged the Enemy, but they being sheltred under covert of the 
bushes, could not do any great execution upon them, ^but forced 'em to 
retreat to a large Swamp, which gave cause of suspicion that they had 
a further Strength that lay in Ambush, which causM our Men to draw off. 
The Enemy are judged to be between 150 and 200 in number. — Boston 
News Letter, No. 440, Sept. 15-22, 1712. 

PiscATAQTJA, Sept. 26th. — Our last Advice from Wells say, That the 
Indian Enemy projected the Destruction of the place by intercepting the 
Inhabitants from the Garrison as they went to mow their marshes. The 
Indians axe now disper|'d into several small parties, being every where 
seen, which very much retards the gathering in of the Harvest that bor- 
ders on our Frontiers. — The same. No. 441, Sept. 29, 1712. 

Salem Village, Jan. 23d, 1712-13.-«Last Wednesday was buryei 
here Mrs. Elizabeth Buxton, an excellent Midwife, who dyed on Monday 
isst, in the 90th year of her age. She was exemplary in her Life and 
very useful in her Generation. She lived to lay her Great Granddaughter 
^Hth several children, and left of her proper Posterity 163 Persons. — 
m ««ie, No. 458, Jan. 19-36, 17ia-13. o,i„edb,GoOgIe 

1868.] Descendants of Peter Hill of York Co., Me. 139 


With some Incidents relating to the French and Indian Warsr-ghaned 
from old Manuscripts of the time, 

[Bt TJbhxb Paksohs.] 

Peter Hill, a planter, was a member of the Assembly of Liconia or 
Ligonia in 1648. He probably settled in Biddeford, near the mouth of 
Saco river, a few years previous to this date, with his son Roger, who was 
admitted a freeman in 1653. New Hampshire, having sought admission 
into Massachusetts, was soon followed by ihe settlers of York County, who 
had become weary of the government of Thomas Gorges, and among 
them was Peter Hill, who applied for admission in 1652. He died in 

Roger Hilly the son of Peter, married Sarah Cross of Wells, and died 
in 1696. Their children were Sarah, Hannah, John, Samuel, Joseph, 
Mercy, Benjamin, and Ebenezer. Each of these will receive brief notice, 
after which, our attention will be confined to the eldest son, John and his 
descendants. This John, whom we are to notice, settled in Saco, and 
after removed to South Berwick. 

Joseph Hill resided in Wells, where he died in 1743. He married 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph Bowles of Welles and sister of Mary, the wife 
of Majo%Charle8 Frost of Kittery, who was killed by the Indians in 1697. 
[See his Life in Vol. 3, No. 4, in the Genealogical Journal, 1849.1 
Mr. Hill purchased the estate of Bowles. He had two sons, Joseph and 
Nathaniel, to whom he bequeathed a large estate, and among the property 
were several negroes. Joseph, Jr. died before his father, and left a large 
estate, which he ordered to remain in the Hill family, to perpetuate the 
name; and, if the two sons should die without issue, the real estate was to 
pass over to their cousins John and Elisha Hill of Berwick. He pro- 
vided liberally for teaching his children, and, indeed, it may be said that 
all the immediate descendants of Roger Hill, were well educated for their 
day. The estate was administered by his son, his son-in-law. Sawyer, 
and his nephew, Hon. John Hill of Berwick. This Joseph Hill, senior, 
served as a lieutenant under his brother. Captain John, at Saco fort, and 
he held various offices in the town and parish, and was Collector of Cus- 

Samuel Hill, the third son of Roger, was commander of a packet 
that carried supplies from Boston to the forts eastward, in the time of the 
Indian wars, and thus acquired the title of Captain. He was taken cap- 
tive by the French and Indians about 1701, and detained some years 
in Canada with his wife. In 1704, Oct. 7, he writes to his brother John, 
from Canada : — 

^^ Loving brother and sister, — My kind love with my wife^s, hoping 
these few lines will find you in good health, as they leave us at this time, 
blessed be God for it This is to give yoa to understand that we are not 
likely to come home until nett summer, when there will be a general ex« 
change of prisoners, and the reason of my not coming home this fall n^ 
because our government sent no prisoners home, for those which thia 
fovemor sent by Livingstone, for Which there was a great deal of rea* 
son to have done, and in the mean time we remain sufferers, whereas, if 
the flovemor at Boston had sent them, I should have come boine>with niy 

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140 Descendants of Peter HiU of York Co., Me. [April, 

family, and a great many others, nay, in so much that if the governor of 
Massachusetts had but sent one man for me, this governor would have 
let me had my family home with me. But I desire to wait, as Job did, 
for my appointed time is not come. I pray give my respects to Major 
Hammond and wife, cousin Pearce, Charles Frost, John Frost and their 
wives, and to Mr. Whittemore. Brother and sister Hill, (i. e. Ebenezer 
and wife) desire to be remembered to you both, and all friends, desiring 
your prayers, and of all God^s people. 

Your loving brother and sister, 

Samuel and Elizabeth Hill.'^ 

The Grovemor of Canada sent this Capt. Samuel Hill to Boston to ar- 
range an exchange of prisoners. From Kittery he writes to John HiU, at 
Berwick, May 10, 1705 :— 

^' Loving Brother, — These are to acquaint you of my health, and to let 
you know I have got leave of his Excellency at Boston to go to Wells 
and visit my friends there. Here are Brother and Sister Sto*rer and 
Brother Hill (Joseph) come from Wells yesterday, with whom I intend to 
go thither in their boat, and I hope to return next week. The Governor 
has promised that I shall continue here till the messenger returns from 
Canada. Your loving brother.'* 

The following year, Jan. 13th, 1706, Samuel writes from Portsmouth, 
thus: — 

" Loving Brother, — ^After my kind love to you and to ySxr wife, 
praying that you would be very careful of yourself in going into the 
woods, for the enemy will assuredly be skulking about to take all advan- 
tages, and I am afraid they are near at hand, for they did design mischief 
this winter, before I came out of Canada, and people's boldness and 
security denote sudden destruction, therefore I pray, let not people's care- 
lessness be your danger." 

Ebenezer Hill, a younger brother, being in Canada with his wife and 
child at the same time, writes from Quebec, March, 1704-5, to his brother 
John at Berwick, expressing great discontent in Canada, adding, 

^^ Cousin Pendleton Fletcher," meaning his sister's son at Saco, " Mary 
Sayer, brother Joseph's daughter, and Mary Storer of Wells, with our 
other friends and neighbors here, are all well, and myself, wife and child 
are well, and send kind love to you all, begging your prayers that God 
would direct, protect and keep us, and in due time deliver us. 

Your loving brother and sister, Ebenezer and Abiel Hill." 

Benjamin, the son, of Roger, died in youth. 

Ebenezer Hill, the fifth son, was, as may be seen above, a prisoner 
in Canada, and he was taken in the following manner : — ^*^ Several Indians 
in Saco, who professed to be friendly, and were frequently in the houses of 
the inhabitants, called at Mr. Hill's in the usuA manner one morning and par- • 
took of some food which was offered them. They left the house, but soon 
after returned, and, finding Mr. Hill gone, told his wife they must make her 
prisoner. They proceeded to plunder such articles as they could carnr 
away, and destroyed others. When Mr. Hill returned, he found his wira 
secured, having her arms pinioned, and the savages employed in emptying 
a featherbed. He gave himself into their hands, and the Indians de- 

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camped with their prisoners." They were carried to Canada, where they 
remained three years. Their oldest son Ebenezer was bom in Canada, 
and was afterwards called the Frenchman. Ebenezer Hill resided at 
Saco, and died there in 1748, aged 69. He held many town and parish 
offices, and was deacon of the church. His children were Ebenezer, 
(bom in Canada) Dorothy, Susanna, Benjamin, Lydia, Joshua, and Jere- 
miah. Jeremiah, the youngest, was justice of the peace, married a Miss 
Smith, daughter of Captain Daniel, and was father of the late Hon. Jere- 
miah Hill, collector of the port of Saco. 

Sarah^ the daughter of Roger Hill, married Pendleton Fletcher, a man 
of distinction in Saco. He died a prisoner in Canada, and his widow 
married William Priest. 

Hannah^ married Lieut. Joseph Storer, who was an active officer in 
the second Indian War in Wells, and had a garrison near the late Dr. 
Hemmen way's church. He was the ancestor of the Ron. Joseph, Clem*. 
ent and Woodbury, and of «Commodore Storer, and Prof. D. H. Storer of 
Boston. * 

Mary married Daniel Littlefieid, and their descendants are numerous 
in Wells and Kennebunk. 

Leaving the other children of Roger Hill, our attention will now be 
directed chiefly to his oldest son, named John, and his descendants, and 
to the Indian war, with which his life was interwoven. 

John Hill was born in Saco, and there, like his brothers and sisters, 
received a good common-school education. In 1686 he entered into 
partnership with Francis Backhouse [modernized to Backus] in building 
a sawmill at a place called Backus's Creek, they owning equally. By 
the contract. Backus was to furnish timber, and Hill ^* to learn how to 
kilter the saws, and keep them in order.^* 

In 1689 the Indian war broke out, called King William's war, which 
lasted nearly ten years. A military company was called into service this 
year, under the command of Edward Seargent, and John Hill was com* 
missioned by Thomas Danforth its ensign. After this he was employed 
sometimes in scouting, but served mostly in the forts at Saco, Wells and 
South Berwick. In 1690 the settlement at Salmon Falls was destroyed 
and many killed or carried into captivity, and also the fort at Falmouth, 
near Portland. The neighboring garrisons drew off to Saco, and from 
thence the inhabitants mostly fled for protection to Wells, and among 
them the Hill family, where Joseph and Samuel, Hannah and Mary, with 
their parents, remained permanently. John, however, remained in the 
fort at Saco. 

He had, the preceding autumn, received orders from Col. Benj. Church, 
the renowned Indian fighter, to scout, and '^ to command the twenty sol- 
diers quartered at Saco garrison.'' It was ordered too, that " the 40 
soldiers posted at Saco, Scarboro', and Spurwink, (Cape Elizabeth,) be 
in separate commands, but are to attend to the commands of Ensign John 
Hill, respectively, as they are concerned upon their scoutings." 

Signed " Benj. Church.'^ 

The mother of Ensign Hill probably remained in the fort with her son 
at Saco, as we find the following letter, written to her from Wells, the 
7th of May, 1690, by her husband, Roger Hill :— 

** Dear and loving wife, — These are to let you know that we are all 
well here, blessed be God for it, and all our children remember their duty 

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142 Descendants ofPeUr Hill of York Co., Me. [April, 

to 70U. The Indians . have killed Goodman Frost and James Littlefield, 
and carried away Nathaniel Frost, and burnt several houses, here in Wells, 
and I would have our son John Hill to hire a boat if he can, to bring you 
and some of our things by water, for I fear it is not safe to come by land* 
Son John, be as careful of your mother as possibly you can, for it is veiy 
dangerous times ; the Lord only knows whether we shall ever see one 
another any move. Praying for your prosperity, 

Your loving husband, until death, 

Roger Hill. 

Be member my love to son Fletcher and daughter, and all their children, 
and to all my neighbors in general. 

Son Storer and wife remember their duty to you, and love to their 
brother Fletcher and all cousins, and yourself/^ 

The following year Mr. Hill was stationed at Wells, where he received 
the following note from the Grovemor's Secretary, dated Boston : — 

" Ensign Hill at Wells " " June 4—1691 

These come to accompany 35 soldiers ordered for enforcing of the 
garrisons at Wells, who are to be put under your conduct until Captain 
Convers returns, within ten days. Expecting you will carefully improve 
them for scouting to observe the motion of the enemy ^^— 

On the 25th of January, 1692, the Indians surprised the town of York, 
killed seventy-five of the inhabitants, carried about the same number into 
captivity, and nearly destroyed the town. On the 10th of June following 
a large force of more than two hundred French and Indians made a 
furious attack on the garrison at Wells, commanded by Captain Convers, 
who, with fifteen regular soldiers, aided by a few families collected there 
for protection, repulsed the enemy with a heavy loss. This was con- 
sidered the most brilliant achievement of the war. Cotton Mather, in his 
'^ Magnalia,^' describes Ensign HilPs good conduct in the fight, and of 
his meeting a flag of truce of the enemy to hold a parley, and of his 
escape from an ambush the Indians had prepared to take him. The 
people in the garrison, women as well as men, assisted bravely in pass- 
ing cartridges and firing muskets at the enemy. 

AAer this victory Hill was promoted to a lieutenant, and was stationed 
at Quampegan and Newichewannock, in South Berwick, under Major 
Charles Fiost, who was stationed at Frost^s Garrison, at Kittery, and 
commanded all the forts on the east side of the Pascataqua. Spies were 
usually sent by the Indians to reconnoitre before the enemy approached 
places intended for destruction, who lurked about the woods, and required 
a constant ward and watch. The following letter to Lieuteniuat Hill 
gives an idea of the vigilance and circumspection necessary to be ob* 
served in these trying times. 

Leiut Hill April : 2 : 1693 

Last night a Litle after sun sett Noah Emory was coming from Kittery 
to Sturgion Creke & by the waie sid herd som crackling of stickes : 6t 
herd a man whissell : upon which he stopt under a bush : and went an 
other waie : John Smith coming after him saw a man nere Sturpon Creke 
bridge who ran a waie down the creke : Smith being on horse back came 
to my Garison — this morning I sent out som men who saw the Indian 
tmck at the same place where Noah Emerey herd him whissell— Kepe 

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out scouts about the borders of the towne : I will send out from hence : 
all or souldiers at the banke are drawen of those yt belong to you are 
sent up : dispose of them to such garisons at present as you thinke fitt : I 
have given two of them liberty to eoe home for a few dayes : 
In hast 1 Remaine yor: Lo: freind 
[Superscribed] Charles Ffrost major. 

Ffor Leiut John Hill 

At Newitchawoneck 

Hast Post Hast 

Hiirs station was about five miles from Major Frost^s Garrison and 
dwelling, where official duties required his frequent visits. A daughter 
of the Major, named Maiy^ attracted his attention, and soon after be^me 
his wife. Ajiother daughter of Frost married Ichabod Flaisted, then in 
the legislature ; another married Lieut. Joseph Storer of Wells. 

Towards the close of April, 1693, Hill received the following letter 
from three of the Council in Boston :— • 

" Capt. John Hill " 

Sir, His Excellency hath been pleased to commissionate & appoint 
you to take the charge of a company for their Majesty^s service, and pur« 
suant thereunto hath sent you a Commission of Captain. By virtue of a 
Commission and Instructions given to us by his Excellency, with the 
advice and consent of the Council, we have ordered Capt. Convers to 
erect a garrison upon Saco River, where his Excellency intends to be, to 
give further orders and directions about the same ; — ^these are to order 
you to march, with such of your company as are suitable unto Saco, 
there to attend Capt. Convers's orders or such other orders as you shall 
receive from his Excellency Major Frost, or from us, from time to time. 
There are 80 men to be sent to Saco ; for dispatch, in erecting 3d garri- 
son, — ^fifty whereof will be drawn off with Capt. Convers, to march East, 
in an expedition for their Majesty^s service, and then the remainder, 
which will be 30, together with those posted at Wells, are to be your 
company, yourself to keep the post at Saco and see the garrison finished. 
Tliose at Wells fo be left under the conduct of your lieutenant, Jeremy 
Storer. Signed, fiarth"^ Gedney, 

Elisha Hutchinson^ 
John Wally." 

Immediately after John HilPs arrival in Saco, his brother-in-law, Icha- 
bod Flaisted, writes to him, June 9th, 1693, ^^ Last night we had four per- 
sons carried away from the Grarrison by the Indians, and one wounded. 
The place was at Sturgeon Creek, and those carried away were Nicholas 
Frost^s wife, and two children, and the Widow Smith.'* 

Captain Hill was married to Mary Frost, Dec. 12th, 1694. He remained 
ID the command of Fort Mary for many years, until 1700. His commis- 
sion, of the same tenor as the former one by Governor Phips, was renewed 
in Sept. 1696, by Lieut. Governor Stoughton. The following letter was 
addressed to him by his father-in-law. Major Frost, soon after the cowardly 
sanender by Capt Chubb of Fort Pemaquid, on the Kennebec, and when 
die combined force of French and Indians had devastated the whole 
province of Maine, with the exception of Saco, Wells, York, and Pascat- 
aqua, and when it was feared these must soon fall. 

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144 Descendants of Peter Hill of York Co., Me. [April, 

Wells August 13ih : 1696— 
Sonn Hill 

I am now at Wells with twenty horse Intending to Com over to you 
but hereing of severall guns about yor parts I have sent over three men 
to know how it js with you. I have an order from the governor to assist 
you in drawing of: and I have an order from the Leut gouvernor to draw 
of dc bring a waie what can be transported by Land : & to hide the rest 
in the ground with the great guns : but or townes are soe weake for want 
of men that if the enemie be about you we fere wee are to weke to com 
and bring you of: I was informed as I writ to you that Major Church was 
com to or assistants but it is not soe but tis said he is coming with three 
hundred men : dc major Gidney with five hundred men to or assistants : 
or people are much troubled that yos fort should be Demollished : Capt 
Chubb gave up his fort without firing a gun against the Enemie. Let me 
here from you by the barer here of my Love to yor selfe and wife : I 
pray god to keepe you from the Rage of the Enemie. I Remaine 
tis said six Indians Yor Loving fTather in Law 

were sen here this day Charles Ffrost 

To Capt. John Hill At Saco ffbrt 
Hast post Hast 

The fort at Saco was not surrendered by Hill, although all the inhab- 
itants of the town were driven away or killed, and many of HilPs soldiers 
were waylaid and murdered while venturing out of the fort. 

Early this year, 1696, died Roger Hill, the father of Capt John Hill. 
A division of the movable estate took place soon after, as appears by this 
receipt of the children. 

'' Wells December 18th 1696— Received of Capt. John Hill Adminis- 
trator to father Hill's estate of the movables to our full satisfaction. Rec' 
by us whose names are hereunder written, — Joseph Storer, Samuel Hill, 
Joseph Hill, David Littlefleld, Pendleton Fletcher.'' 

The real estate was divided among the children in Oct 1702, by mutual 
agreement ; John, the oldest son, taking a double portion, and the others 
all sharing equally. Previous to this, Pendleton Fletcher had died in 
captivity in Canada, and his widow had married William Priest, whose 
name appears among the signers of the agreement, and Ebenezer Hill 
was absent in Saco ; otherwise the names were as in the former paper 
relating to movable estate. 

The widow of Roger Hill made her home with her son John, and con- 
veyed to him or his widow all her property at Berwick, in 1720, where 
she died soon after. 

Captain Hill, while at Saco, acted as agent for Col. William Pepperrell, 
father of Sir William, in directing the building of vessels, to whom Pep- 
perrell writes, Nov. 2, 1696— 

c« Sir, — With much trouble I have gotten and sent men for the sloop, 
and desire you to dispatch them with all speed. I think it may be safest 
to mast and bend her sails before you launch her. Desire you to hasten 
them night and day, for, sir, it will be dangerous tarrying there, and 
chargable keeping the men on pay. I shall send you a barrel of rum 
and a barrel of molasses, and there is a cask of wine to launch her with. 
So with my service to yourself and good lady, your humble servant, 

William Pepperrell.'* 

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1868,] Descendants of Reter Hill of York Co,, Me. 146 

Capt. Hill received the following sad tidings of the death of his father- 
in-law, Major Charles Frost, dated Wells, July 10, 1697, from his brother- 
in-law, Joseph Storer : — 
" Brother Hill 

It hath pleased god to take a way ; Major Frost — ^the Indens waylad him 
Last Sabbath day as he was cominge whom from meetting at night ; and 
Killed him and John Heards wife and Denes Downing ; and John Heard 
is wounded ; the Good Lord saniifie it to us all ; it is a Great Loss to the 
whole Province ; and Espesely to his famyley : and Last Monday the 
post that Cam to Wells as they went to goe whom the Indens Killed them 
a bout the marked tree : namly Nicholas Smith Proper ; and Hennery 
Simson ; Brother mistress Frost is very full of sory ; and all her Children ; 
Cousen Charles and John was with there Father ; and Escaped wonder- 
fuly ; and seuerall others with them ; Capt Brekett went with som of his 
Company a Monday by the way of Nechewanack and I went with them 
— and was there at the Major's Funeral 1 ; and I see your wife full of 
greef : and your Child is well ; Mrs Frost and sister dz; all your Brothers 
& sisters Remembers theire loue to you ; and Ernestly desires you to 
com over if you can possible without danger. 

pray doe not venter In the day to Com ; Remember our Love to all our 
Brothers and sisters and Cousens ; and the good Lord Keepe us in these 
perreles times and santyiie all his Awful 1 dispensations to us noe more 
at present praying for you 

your uery Louinge Brother 

Wells the : 10th July 1697 Joseph Storer.'* 

Major John March, who succeeded to the command after Major Frost^ft 
murder, writes to Capt. Hill : — 

" Capt. John Hill « Wells Augt 3^, 1697. 

Sir, — My kind respects and service to yourself, hoping these will find 
you in health, as I am, blessed be God for it. Sir, l thought it good to 
write to let you understand I am now at Wells, and thought it convenient 
to inform you of my proceedings as to ordering out scouts from Wells to 
Saco to yourself, by reason of the inhabitants of Wells standing in much 
need of guards in marshes now in their hay season. I have ordered 
scouts to come every two days to you, but they shall come mounted and 
in the night, and stay with you the next day, and to return to Wells the 
next night. Likewise I have sent out two or three Englishmen with 
Lieut. Leatherby, with about 30 Indians, who have order? from myself to 
go out as far as Casco (Portland) and Black Point, and they are to lay 
out in ambuscade a week or ten days, I in hopes they will make some 
discovery of the enemy, or come up with them, and sir if they should 
have occasion for any provisions or any assistance by way of advice, 
pray sir supply and assist in the matter, and sir for what provisions they 
have, I will give you a receipt, and in so doing you will oblige 

Your friend and servant to command 

John March, Major. 
{To he Continued.) 

Mr. Lemuel Putnam Grosvenor, who died in Pomfret, Conn., on the 
19th inst., has bequeathed to the Connecticut Historical Society the sword 
that was owned and used by General Israel Putnam during our revolu^ 
tionary struggle. — Jan. 2'7th, 1858. 

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146 Rev. Thomas Waterman. [April, 


Was born in London on the 31 December, 1774, became a member of 
Dr. Rippon^s church in that city, and, for a short period previous to his 
immigration, he was a preacher of the Congregational order. He came 
to the United States in 1801, and having embraced the religious tenets of 
the Calvinistic Baptists, he was installed as the first pastor of the Baptist 
Church in Charlestown, Mass., on the 7th of October, 1802. On that 
occasion, the Rev. Dr. Stillman preached the sermon. Rev. Dr. Baldwin 
gave the charge, and Rev. Stephen Gano, the right hand of fellowship. 
Soon after his settlement he married Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald 
McNeil, Esq. ; she died in Charlestown, in June, 1804, aged 25 years. 
Mr. Waterman's connection with the church in Charlestown was of short 
duration, only eight months, and in some respects unhappy, being for a 
time deprived of his ministerial office, yet afterwards restored and preached 
with great acceptance. Having lost his wife, and his pastoral relation 
dissolved as before mentioned, he left Charlestown and rem6ved to Bow, 
N. H., where he was settled as pastor of the Baptist Church in that town, 
in the year 1804. While here he married Miss Mary Gault, a lady of 
great intelligence, possessing the virtues and graces of the Christian in an 
eminent degree ; his success and happiness in after-life were in a great 
measure the result of her good management and kindness of heart. 

On the 4th of July, 1806, Mr. W. delivered an address to the " Repub- 
lican Citizens" of Concord, N. H. The celebrated Daniel Webster also 
addressed the ^^ Federal Republicans," on the same day and in the same 
town. These addresses were printed, and both exhibit a candor and for* 
^arance highly creditable to their authors, at a time when party spirit ran 
hiffh in the community. 

Mr. Waterman resigned his pastoral office in Bow in 1807, and it is 
supposed he was subsequently Preceptor of Addison Academy, as an in* 
dividual of the same name held that office in 1810. In the ^ring of 181 1, 
he removed to Wobum, Mass., where he was engaged to preach by the 
year, (he was not settled.^ Besides attending to his ministerial duties, he 
kept a private school for boys, a position he was eminently qualified for, 
and in which he was very successful. 

He died suddenly at Wobum, on the 23d of March, 1814, in the 40th 
year of his age. His wife survived him, and was living in 1854. One 
who knew him says, " he was a highly educated man, very eloquent and 
popular as a preacher; his death was deeply lamented by a large circle 
of friends, and by the community generally among whom he dwelt.^** 

The following notice appeared in the Boston Weekly Messenger of 
April 1, 1814:— ^* Died at Wobum, the 23d ult., in a fit of apoplex>. 
Rev. Thomas Waterman, aged 39, pastor of the Baptist Society in that 
town ; a man of distinguished talents and honor, a blessing to the church 
of Christ, and universally esteemed.'* 

His children were as follows, all by his last wife. — 1. Thomas B., edu- 
cated at Dartmouth Col., grad. 1826 ; emigrated to the West and d. young. 
2. Alfred, died young. 3. Josephine, married Dr. J. M. Brodhead, and 
resides in the city of Washington. 

HszEKiAH CoNANT, of Hartford, formerly a printer boy in Worcester, 
is reported to have sold the patent for his new breech-loading rite for 
«80,000.-[JVe««wer, 8 May, 1866. .^g,^,, ,^ GoOglc 

1868.] Church Records of Farmington^ Conn. 147 


ICopied by the late Hon. Nathasibl Goodwin of Hartford. Commimicated hy 
Dahixl Goodwin, Esq.] 

[Continaed from p. 38.] 

He was so feeble that he remembreth [nothing after coming down the 
last mountain by sight, and memory and strength in a manner] gone ; 
— but God who leadeth the blind in a way that they know not, 
directed him to John Norton, Jun., who was thrashing in his barn, 
who took him in and put him to bed,— called friends about him, who 
were diligent in the use of means for his recovery, af^er some 
time spent betwixt hope and fear, as not knowing whether he would 
die or live ; — He lying in a sad manner, grating his teeth [and round 
in his hand that pleased God he exhibited and came to rights again.] 
The day in which this fell out was January 6, 1682, — a snowy Satur- 
day, — especially the latter part of it Had the man not been directed 
home, in likelihood he had perished in the wilderness, and perhaps 
have been so far covered with snow as not to have been found ^ill 
wild fowls or beasts had preyed on him. 
Thomas Warner, son of John Warner of [Mattabuck], baptized May 6, 

Rachel Richards, daughter of Obadiah Richards, baptized May 6, 1683. 
Martha Orvis, daughter of Samuel Orvis, baptized May 6, 1683. 
Thomas Judd, son of Philip Judd, baptized May 27, 1683. 
Thomas Gridley, son of Thomas Gridley, baptized June 17, 1683. 
Simon Newell, son of Thomas Newell, baptized June 24, 1683. 
Nathaniel Judd, son of Benjamin Judd, baptized July 22, 1683. 
William Porter, son of Thomas Porter, of Robert Porter, baptized 
October 28, 1683. 

Sarah Steele, daughter of John Steele, baptized November 25, 1683. 
Sarah Andrews, daughter of Abraham Andrews, by his wife Sarah, 
daughter to Robert Porter, baptized March 9, 16f}. 

Abigail Woodruff, daughter of John Woodruff, March 30, 16f}. 
John Norton, son of John Norton, baptized April 6, 1684. 
Mary Warner, daughter of Thomas Warner of Mattabuck, baptized 
May 18, 1684. 

Thomas Standley, son of John Standley of Mattabuck, baptized May 

Joanna Richardson^, daughter of Thomas Richardson of Mattabuck, 
baptized there, April 8, 1684. 

Isaac Brunson, son of Isaac Brunson of Mattabuck ; John Brunson, son 

of Isaac Brunson ; Samuel Brunson, Joseph Brunson and Mary Brunson, 

all children of Isaac Brunson of Mattabuck, baptized here June 29, 1684. 

John Judd, son of John Judd, baptized August 3, 1684. 

Joseph and Lydia Smith, children of Joseph Smith, baptized here, 

August 18, 1684. 

John Gridley, son of Thomas Gridley, baptized October 5, 1684. 
Hannah Judd, daughter of Philip Judd, baptized about October 19, 1684. 
Sarah Bull, daughter of Thomas Bull, baptized November 8, 1684. 
Hezekiah Hart, son of Thomas Hart, baptized November 23, 1684. 
John Thompson, son of Thomas Thompson, baptized December 14, 

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148 Church Records of Farmington^ Conn. [April, 

Elizabeth Bird, daughter of James Bird, baptized November 23, 1684. 

Ebenezer Thompson, son of John Thompson, baptized December 21, 

Hannah Andrews, daughter of Daniel Andrews, baptized January 18, 

Ebenezer Seymour baptized February 1, 1684. 

Joseph Gridley, son of Samuel Gridley, baptized March 8, 16|f . 

Lydia Cole, daughter of John Cole, baptized March 22, Anno : 16|f . 

Stephen Hichcock, son of Samuel Hitchcock, of Mattabuck, baptized 
April 12, 1685. 

Jobannah Smith, son of Joseph Smith, baptized April 12, 1685. 

Hannah and Mary Andrews, twins, daughters of Thomas Andrews, of 
Milford, son-in-law to Robert Porter, baptized here, by virtue of commu- 
nion of Churches, May 31, 1685. 

Thomas Richards, son of Obadiah Richards, baptized August 9, 1685. 

Samuel Orvis, son of Samuel Orvis, baptized October 25, 1685. 

Abigail Woodford, daughter of Joseph Woodford, baptized December 
27, 1685. 

Esther Judd, daughter of Benjamin Judd, baptized February 14, 1685. 

John Steele, son of John Steele, baptized March 7, 16f |. 

Samuel Gridley, son of Thomas Gridley, baptized March 21, 16f|. 

Thomas Brunson, son of Isaac Brunson, baptized April 11, 1686. 

John Judd, son of John Judd, baptized June 20, 1686. 

Sarah Standley, daughter of John Standley, baptized July 4, 1686. 

John Porter, son of Thomas Porter, son of Robert Porter, baptized 
July 18, 1686. 

Abigail Graylord, daughter of Joseph Gay lord, of Waterbury, baptized 
November 7, 1686. 

John Hart, son of John Hart, baptized November 27, 1686. 

Isaac Hart, son of John Hart, baptized November 27, 1686. 

John Lee, son of John Lee, baptized November 27, 1686. 

Jonathan Lee, son of John Lee, baptized November 27, 1686. 

Isaac Lewis, Ruth Lewis and Sarah Lewis, children of William Lewis, 
baotized November 28, 1686. 

Isaac Brunson, son of Jacob Brunson, baptized November 28, 1686. 

Josiah Hart, son of Ensign Thomas Hart, baptized December 6, 1686. 

Mary Norton, daughter of John Norton, baptized November 21, 1686. 

Paul Andrews, son of Daniel Andrews, baptized about' January 2, 

Mary Andrews, wife of Benjamin Andrews, and her two children Ben- 
jamin Andrews and John Andrews, baptized January 9, 1686. 

Nathaniel Thompson, son of John Thompson, baptized June 16, 1686. 

Mary Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith, baptized January 30, 1686. 

Margaret Thompson, daughter of Thomas Thompson, baptized Febru- 
ary 20, 1686. 

Samuel Woodruff, son of Samuel Woodruff, baptized March 6, 16{f. 

Stephen Porter, son of Samuel Porter, son of Thomas Porter, April 10, 

Jonathan Seymour, son of Richard Seymour, baptized April 17, 1687. 

Susannah Newell, daughter of Thomas Newell, of Waterbury, bap- 
tized April 24, 1687. 

Esther Gridley, son of Samuel Gridley, baptized May 15, 1687. 

David Bull, son of Thomas Bull, baptized June 5, 1687. 

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1868.] Church Records of Farmington^ Conn. 149 

Samuel Newell, son of Samuel Newell, baptized June 19, 1687. 

William Judd, son of Philip Judd, baptized July 3, 1687. 

Abraham Andrews, son of Abraham Andrews, baptized July 17, 1687. 

Jacob Barnes, son of Joseph Barnes, born September 18, 1687. Bap- 
tized here immediately after. 

Sarah Hart, daughter to John Hart, baptized December 11, 1687. 

Mary Gridley, daughter of Thomas Grid ley, baptized February 5, 

Margaret Orvis, daughter of Samuel Orvis, baptized April 7, 1687. 

Mary Orton, daughter of John Orton, baptized May 20, 1688. 

Hannah Porter, daughter of Samuel Porter, baptized June 17, 1688. 

Thomas Warner, son of Thomas Warner, baptized July 8, 1688. 

Mary Andrews, daughter of Benjamin Andrews, baptized August 25, 

William Lewis, son of William Lewis, baptized September 23, 1688., 

Jonathan Judd, son of Benjamin Judd, baptized September 23, 1688. 

Hezekiah Hooker, son of John Hooker, baptized October 20, 1688. 

Jonathan Woodruff, son of Samuel Woodruff, baptized December 2, 

Anna Thompson, daughter of Thomas Thompson, baptized February 
10, 1688. 

Hannah Brunson, daughter of Jacob Bronson, baptized October 28, 

Sarah Norton, daughter of John Norton, baptized April 1, 1689. 

Ebenezer Bronson, son of Isaac Bronson, baptized April 8, 1689. 

Mercy Hiccok, child of Samuel Hiccock, baptized April 8, 1689. 

Joseph Woodruff, son of Matthew Woodruff, baptized May 18, 1689, 
or thereabouts. 

Mary Andrews, son of Benjamin Andrews, son-in-law to Robert Porter, 
baptized May 18, 1689, or thereabouts. 

Joseph Newell, son of Thomas Newell, baptized June 2, 1689* 

Rachel Steele, daughter of John Steele, baptized June 2, 1689. 

Mary Porter, daughter of Thomas Porter, of Robert, baptized June 2, 

Stephen Andrews, son of Daniel Andrews, — Stephen Upson and Mary 
Upson, children of Stephen Upson, — Benjamin Bevans and John Bevans, 
children of Benjamin Bevans, baptized here December 1, 1689. 

Mary Orton, daughter of John Orton, baptized February 16, 16|J. 

Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith, baptized February 16, 

Abigail Barnes, daughter of Joseph Barnes, baptized February 23, 

Thomas Newell, son of Samuel Newell, baptized March 2, 16fJ. 

Benjamin Judd, son of Philip Judd, baptized May 4, 1690. 

Mary Lee, daughter of John Lee, baptized May 4, 1690. 

Elizabeth Upson, daughter of Stephen Upson, baptized May 11, 1690. 

Timothy Standley, son of John Standley, baptized about May 11, 1690. 

Thomas Coales, son of Samuel Coales, baptized June 1, 1690. 

Rachel Coales, daughter of Samuel Coales, baptized June 1, 1690. 

William Smith, son-of Samuel Smith, baptized June 1, 1690. 

Susannah Hooker, daughter of William Hooker, baptized June 8, 1690. 

Thomas Barnes, son of Benjamin Barnes, baptized June 8, 1690. 

Ebenezer Clark, son of John Clarke, and Sarah Smith, daughter of 
Samuel Smith, baptized August 10, 1690. ^^.^.^^^ by GoOglc 

160 Church Redords of Farmingion^ Conn. [April, 

Stephen Andrews, son of Benjamin Andrews, baptized September 28^ 

Giles Hooker, son of Samuel Hooker, baptized October 12, 1690. 

Thomas Judd, son of Thomas Judd, of Waterbury, and Sarah Orvis, 
daughter of Samuel Orvis, baptized the same day 1.12. October 12, 1690. 

Jonathan Gridley, son of Thomas Gridley, baptized November 2, 1690. 

Matthew Hart, son of John Hart, baptized December 7, 1690. 

Ephraim Smith, son of Ephraim Smith, baptized December 20, 1690. 

Rebecca Woodruff, daughter of Samuel Woodruff, baptized February 

Benjamin Richards, son of Obadiah Richards, and William Judd, son of 
Thomas Judd, both of Waterbury, were baptized here, April 5, 1691. 

James Gridley, son of Samuel Gridley, baptized May 3, 1691. 

Timothy, John and Mary Root, children of Stephen Root, baptized 
May 17, 1691. 

Margaret, Sarah and Elizabeth Higgison, children of William Higgi- 
son, baptized May 17, 1691. 

Abigail Hooker, daughter of John Hooker, baptized May 31, 1691. 

Ebenezer Richardson, son of Thomas Richardson, of Waterbury, bap- 
tized June 28, 1691. 

Samuel Porter, son of Samuel Porter, baptized September 20, 1691. 

Hannah Lewis, daughter of Samuel Lewis, baptized October 4, 1691. 

Mehitable Smith, daughter of Jonathan Smith, baptized October 11, 

Samuel Thompson, son of Thomas Thompson, baptized October 18, 

Mary Bird, daughter of Thomas Bird, baptized December 27, 1691. 

Mary Higgison, daughter of William Higgison, baptized January 10, 

Nathaniel Porter, son of Thomas Porter, baptized March 28, 16f^. 

Hannah Norton, daughter of John Norton, baptized May 15, 1692. 

Mary Huff, daughter of Jonathan Huff, baptized May 15, 1692. 

Samuel Coales, son of Samuel Coales, May 22, 1692. 

Samuel Lewis, son of Samuel Lewis, baptized May 29, 1692. 

Elizabeth Root, daughter of Joseph Root, baptized June 26, 1692. 

Samuel Hart, son of John Hart, baptized September 18, 1692. 

Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of Joseph Barnes, baptized October 9, 

Johanna Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith, baptized October 16, 1692. 

Sarah Hart, daughter of Stephen Hart, baptized October 16, 1692. 

Ruth Barnes, daughter of Thomas Barnes, baptized October 23, 1692. 

John Orton, son of John Orton, baptized about December 4, 1692. 

John Newell, son of Samuel Newell, baptized January 29, 169f . 

Thomas Hooker, son of Samuel Hooker, baptized February 5, 169|. 

Elizabeth Lee, daughter of John Lee, baptized February 5, 169^. 

Ruth Woodruff, daughter of Samuel Woodruff, baptized February 26, 

Ruth Smith, daughter of Samuel Smith, baptized February 26, 169f . 

Joseph Root, son of John Root, grandchild to John Woodruff, baptized 
March 19, 169f. 

Mary Woodruff, daughter of Matthew Woodruff, baptized March 19, 

Stephen Hart, son of Thomas Hart, baptized July 30, 1693. 
[To he Continued,] / 

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1858.] Biographical Materials^ from Funeral Sermons. 161 



[By PLIKT H. White, Amherst, Mass.] 

Brown. — Discourse at the Funeral of Daniel M. Brown, by Rev- 
Orville G. Wheeler. " Daniel M. Brown was a man of fine intellectual 
abilities. There was a capaciousness in his mind which enabled him to 
entertain a subject, make it a matter of well-directed thought, upon which 
was brought to bear a judgment, which, for one in his circumstances, was 
remarkably sound and discreet. His mathematical powers were extraor- 
dinary, and as to his knowledge of his mother tongue he surpassed most 
men of ordinary pursuits.'^ He was drowned in attempting to cross the 
Lake from Plattsburgh, N. Y. to South Hero, Vt., May 28, 1849. 

Bradford. — Discourse delivered at Francestown, N. H. on the last 
Sabbath in July, 1838, in commemoration of the character and useful- 
ness of Rev. Moses Bradford, by Rev. Ephraim P. Bradford. Mr. Brad- 
ford was bom at Canterbury, Ct., August 6, 1765. His parents wore 
William and Mary Bradford. He was the fourteenth and youngest child 
of his mother, and a descendant in the fifth generation from William 
Bradford, second Governor of Plymouth Colony. He prosecuted his 
studies under the tuition of an elder brother, who was a man of a vigorous 
and cultivated mind, and an eloquent preacher ; and he entered the senior 
class in Dartmouth College, after remaining in which institution a few 
months, he received a regular degree, with a good reputation for talents 
and scholarship, in 1785. He pursued the study of theology with his 
brother, then pastor of a Congregational Church in Rowley, Mass. He 
was married, Nov. 4, 1788, to Dorothy Bradstreet, who died June 24, 
1792. His second wife was Sarah Eaton of Francestown, N. H., who 
survived him. He died at the house of his son in Montague, Mass., June 
14, 1838. 

Bennett. — Discourse on the Life and Character of Rev. Alfred Ben- 
nett, delivered at Homer, N. Y., May 18, 1851, by Rev. H. Harvey. 
Mr. Bennett was born at Mansfield, Ct., Sept. 26, 1780, and became a 
resident of Homer, N. Y. in 1803, commencing life there as a farmer. 
With great reluctance he entertained the idea of going, into the ministry, 
and only decided to do so, after a severe mental struggle of two years. 
He was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in Homer in 1807. During 
his ministry of twenty-five years at that place, he baptized 770 persons. 
Ill 1832 he becarpe agent of the Baptist General Convention for Foreign 
Missions, and labored as such till his death in 185L 

Bennett. — Discourse delivered at the Funeral of Rev. Joseph Ben- 
NErT, at Woburn, Mass., Nov. 22, 1847, by Rev. John W. Chickering. 
Mr. Bennett was born in Framingham, Mass., May 13, 1798, was grad- 
uated at Harvard College in 1818, and at Andover Theological Seminary 
in 1821. He was ordained at Woburn, Jan. 1, 1822, and in the following 
February married Mary Lamson. In 1846, in consequence of severe 
disc^ase of the digestive organs, he became subject to extreme depression, 
with suicidal tendencies, which resulted in death by his own hand in No- 
vember, 1847. His father, having fallen into a similar state of gloom, in 
consequence of an affection of the liver, and being seized with an impres- 
sion that a famine existed, and that the only way to save his family from 
starvation was to starve himself, resisted for fourteen days all ejSbrts and 
entreaties, and died of inanition. ^.^.^.^^^ .^ GoOglc 

152 Biographical Materials^ from Funeral Sertnons. [April, 

BuRNHAOf. — Discourse delivered at the Funeral of Rev. Abraham 
BuRNHAM, D. D., Pembroke, N. H., Sept. 23, 1852, by Rev. Daniel J. 
Noyes. Mr. Burnham was born in Dunbarton, N. H., Nov. 18, 1775. 
He was the son of Samuel and Mary Burnham, both of whom were 
eminent for their piety. At the age of fourteen he determined to procure 
a libera) education, but was not able to execute his purpose till after he 
had attained the age of twenty-one. He entered the Junior Class in Dart- 
mouth College in August, 1802, being then 27 years old. The following 
was his division of time during the College course : " Six hours for close 
study, as close as my weak and pained eyes will admit ; six hours 4br 
deep thought, reflection, and mentally reviewing my lessons ; eight hours 
for sleep ; one for meals, and three for manual labor to pay for my board." 
He was graduated with honor in 1804, and taught the Academy at Brad- 
ford, Mass., from May 1805 till February 1807, when he commenced the 
study of Theology with Rev. Dr. Parish of Byfield, and after studying 
four or five months was licensed to preach the Gospel by the Essex Middle 
Association at Topsfield, Mass. March 2, 1808, he was ordained Pastor 
of the Congregational Church at Pembroke, N. H., and continued in that 
pastorate till Nov. 1850, when, " at his own repeated and earnest request, 
his people consented to receive a successor in his place." He was Secre- 
tary of the New Hampshire Home Missionary Society from 1822 to 1837, 
in which last year he was elected President of the Society and retained 
the office till his dea'h. He was appointed Treasurer of the General 
Association of New Hampshire in 1809, and was never absent from one 
of its annual meetings till 1851, when feeble health prevented his at- 
tendance. The degree of D. D. was conferred on him by Dartmouth Col- 
lege in 1850. He died September 21, 1852. 

Howe. — Discourse preached in Pepperell, Mass., July 21, 1840, at the 
Funeral of Rev. James Howe, by Rev. George Fisher. Mr. Howe was 
born in Jaffrey, N. H., Aug. 13, 1796, prepared for College at New Ips- 
wich Academy, was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1817, taught a 
High -School at Concord, Mass. for one year, was graduated at Andover 
Theological Seminary in 1821, was ordained Pastor of the Church and 
Town of Pepperell, Mass., Oct. 16, 1822, and relinquished that connection 
in January, 1832, to become the minister of the Evangelical Congrega- 
tional Society, then recently formed. He was recognized as minister of 
that Society by an Ecclesiastical Council, Feb. 1, 1832, and retained that 
relation till his death, which took place July 19, 1840. He married, Oct. 
18, 1823, Miss Harriet Nason of Harvard, by whom he had six children. 
" He possessed a good, and in some respects a superior mind. It was a 
far-seeing and sagacious mind, a well-furnished and well-cultivated mind. 
Under his ministry the church increased from about seventy to nearly 
four hundred members. 

If materials of this character are desirable for the Register, more will 
be furnished. [Let us have them, but older are more desirable.] 

-^ -^•^ » 

New Weapon of War. — We were shown a breach-loading rifle 
yesterday, which, for facility, the combined efforts of loading, safety, 
and self-capping, is, it strikes us, the most perfect weapon of its class we 
have seen. It is, moreover, in whole or in part, on the Minnie principle. 
It was invented by Mr. J. C. Day, but of what part of the country we did 
not learn. — [NationaJ Intelligencer^ 1855. 

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[Prepared by Mk. William B. Trjlsk, of Dorchester.] 
[Continaed from page 54.] 

William Blake. — The last will* and testament of William Blake 
(being of perfect memory and vnderstanding, the good Lord God be 
blessed and praised therfore,) made the third day of September, in the 
yeare one thousand six hundered sixtie and one, as followeth. 

Imprmise : my will is, y* my body be desently buried in hope of a ioy- 
full resurection at the last day. It. I giue and bequeath vnto the lowne 
of Dorchester, twenty shillings, to be bestowed for the repairing of the 
buring place, soe y^ swine and other vermine may not anoy the graues of 
the saints : p'vided it be repaired within one yeare after my decease. 
The rest of my land, goods, and estate, after my funeral I exspenses and 
debts discharged, my will ia, and I doe giue and bequeth vnto my fiue 
children the one halfe of my lands, goods and estate, to be equally devided 
amongst them, by equall portions ; not that I disrespect my eldest sone, 
for he hath ben and is, soe dutifull a child vnto me as any of my Children, 
but, because he hath least need of it, and he hath noe Charge. The other 
balfe of my lands, goods and estate I doe giue and bequeth vnto my beloued 
wife, and doe make her sole executrix of this my last will and testament : 
And I doe intreat my beloued brethren, brother Edwarde Clapp^ and John 
Capen^ yt they would be pleased to be the ouerseers of this my last will 
and testament, to se y* it be fuUfilled and p^formed. Finally, my will is, 
y' my wife doe not dispose of any of her estate, left her by this my last 
Will and testament during the time of her life, without the advise and 
Consent of my ouerseers and my foure sones, or the maior parte of them : 
yet neverthelesse, in her last will, she may dispose of it vnto whom shee 
please. In witnes hereof I haue herevnto sett my hand and seale : In the 
p^sence o( John Capen. ^ .^. /^O^ ^ 

Jno Minott, r»^alUiUf^ Qilo&r^ 

who deposed 28 Jan. 1663. 

Inventory taken 6^*» Nov^ 1663 by William Sumner^ James Humfrey, 
Amt. ^224. 12. 

M" Agnes Blake deposed 29*^ Jan. 1663, to this estate of her late 

John Meares. — Boston: 26 : 7""* 1663. I, Jw" Meeres^ lying sick — de- 
clare this as my last will, if no other after this doe appeare. I make my 
dear Vnkell, James Johnsan^ executor of thismy last will. I giue to my 
wife, Mary^ my dwelling house during her life, & if she marry, her 
next husband to give to her Child she now goes w^h^ ye said house & 
ground, & after both her & her childs decease, then, to my two brothers, 
or y« survivor of them. Moreov"^, I giue to my beloved wife, y« bed I 
now ly on, w^ all y« furniture thereto belonging, six greene Chairs, a 
round table, and two paire of sheets, besids them I had with her, with a 
Long table in the house. To my father Meares^ ray best suit and Cloak, 
and four Cord of wood, with my Weding hat. To my dear mother 

* This is an enUn copy of the will of William Blake, from the orig^, en file. T. 

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164 Abstracts of Early WiUs. [April, 

Mears^ my Chest of drawers, two paire of sheets, and bed ticking. To 
tny brother, Samuell Mears^ a pair of blew Curtains dc my 2** suit aod 
Coat to James Meers with my musket and arms ; to my wife, all the rest 
of my estate. John Meers. 

Witness, James Johnson^ James Oliver. 

Moreov' wee, Elizabeth Meers dz> Mercy Meeresy testify y* he declared 
this to bee his meaning, y^ his child if it liue to y^ age of 20 yeares, or 
att age, it shall injoy J y« house during y« Mothers life, & all after her 
decease ; in case of y® childs death, Mercy Meers to have it for her life. 
Capt James Oliver deposed, 5 March: 63. 

Whereas it was desired by Mrs Sands & others of y« friends of the 
deceased Jno Meares, that there might be a meeting together Conseming 
some expretions in his will. It was declared by both Capt. James Johnson 
& Elizabeth Mears^ y* whereas it is expressed y* y« bowse is giuen to his 
wife dureing life and if she marry, her next husband to giue it her child 
she now goes with, & after both her & her childes decease, to his two Broth- 
ers : y« true words 6z minde of y« deceased was howeuer not soe clerly 
exprest, that his wife was to haue the bowse dureing her life, & if she 
should marry an other husband she should not haue power to giue it to 
any other child she might haue, but it was giuen by this will to the Child 
yt she went then with, & to y« issue of y* child foreuer, & in case she 
should liue longer then y« childs coming to age, y* at age he or she was to 
haue possession of one halfe, but if she dies before y« child comes at age 
then y« whole benefit to be to y« vse of y« child & his or her issue imme- 
diately after yf decease. 
1 December, 1663. 

This was done & expressed in y« presence of John WiswaU^ Edw. 
Hutchinson y Elizabeth Mears^ James Johnson. 

Capt, James Johnson^ Elizabeth Meares mother, & Mary Meares late 
wife to /n" Meares^ deceased, deposed 5*^ March 1663. 

Inventory of the Estate prised 6^ : 10 mo : 1663, by John Lake^ Ed- 
ward Drinker. Amt. ^31. 01. 1. Mentions, " his Wedding Hatt, £1. 
10«." ^^ one Hatt Case, Is. 6d.'^ Cap^. James Johnson deposed, 5 March 

Thomas Gulliveh. — Power of Administration to the estate of the late 
Thomas Crullife^ of Brantrey, deceased, is graunted to Prudence^ his relict, 
dc Jonathan^ his elder son, they bringing in an inventory of that Estate, &c. 

Robert Lincolne. — Inventory of the Estate of Robert Linchorne late 
of Winnisemet, within the p^'cincts of Boston, deceased, prised by Elias 
Mavericke^ Samuell Dauids^ Aaron Waye^ 18 : 3 mo : 1663. Amt. ^192. 
\Zs. 09d. 

Anne Lincolne deposed 29 July 1663, to the estate of her late husband. 

Geoboe Dod. — [Mary Dgd's petition to the Court is on file. In it she 
represents that her husband, George Dod^ ^^ som yeares past departed 
this life in London, in England, leving with me fouer smale Children to 
take care for.'^ She states that having made inquiry into his debts and 
credits, she ^^ finds that his debts far exceed his credits & estate,^^ ^^ his 
Credits being all desperate debts, lying mostly in Virginia dc som in New 
England, but all of them in such hands as that he in his life time could 
not get any of them.^^ She therefore desires an allowance out of said 
estate, dec. C"n,n^n]o 

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18S8.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 1&6 

31 July 1663. The Court allow her the best bed boulster, one pillow, 
one pr of blanketts, Rugg, bedsteed & Ck)ard, & ^5, in money. AdmiD- 
istration on the estate was granted to Richard Way and Edward Blakt^ 
who gave a bond, which is on file, to the amount of ;f40. This obliga- 
tion is witnessed by Sarah Wilson and Perin Rawsan-^ 11 Aug. 

Inventory of the goods & credits of George Dod^ of Boston, marriner, 
deceased, praised by Thomas Railings^ Richard Way^ & Edward Blake^ 
26^ July 1663. Amt. £22. IZs. lOd. Mary Dod^ relict of the late 
George Dod deposed, 31 July 1663. 

Samuel Maverick, Jr. — 14^^ March 1663. Power of Administration to 
the' estate of the late Samuell Matiericke Jun^'y of Boston, is Granted to 
Reheckah Mautricke^ his relict, wt*» M' Moses Mauericke^ Mr John Wise- 
waU^ & M' Anthony Cheeckley^ in behalf of hirself & children w^^ the 
Credit©" to that estate they bringing in an Inventory of said Estate, &c. 

Inventory of said Estate apprised by Mr John Winslow Senr & Jn** 
Pamham, 28^ March |J. Amt. £127. 10. 2 J. Mr Jn^ Wiswall dc 
3f- IF" Bartholmew deposed 4'h Nov'. 1665. 

28 : 6mo. 1666. Vpon Information from Mr Jonathan Rainsford that 
the Chamber Door was Broken up where some goods were left, whereof 
the Key was lost, &c. [Several articles are then enumerated.] 2 (7) 64. 
A note was made of what was wanting upon the reueiw of the Inuentory 
Immediately upon Mrs Mauerickes going out of the House, who was one 
of the Administrators, formerly. Amount £32. 8«. 4if . 

Robert Nannt, of Boston, being weeke in bodie — make this my last 
will. 22 Aug. 1663. Debts and funerall Charges be discharged and in 
particular there being an estate in my hands in partnership betwixt my 
Ynckle, Richard Hutchinson^ of London, and my selfe, my will is, that 
the houses and land I haue at Barbados, as also gouerner SearW^s bills, 
of three hundred pounds maye be giuen and made ouer to my Vncle, 
Richard Hutchinson^ of London, to bal lance all accounts betwixt us, only 
what is more then will pay him, as I hope there will, the ouerplus to be 
returned to my executrix. Unto M*^ Maho^ M"" Madder^ and M"" Powell^ 
officers of the new Church in Boston, each 20s. Unto my wife, Katherine 
Nanny^ one third of the rest of my estate — the other two thirds to my 
Children, vizt. son Samuel^ and dauter Mary^ and to the Child my wife 
now goes withall, being yet vnborne, to be equally deuided into fewer 
partes, two partes to my sonne Samuel^ the other two parts to my other 
two Children, to be equally deuided. In Case of the death of any of my 
Children, the Estate of such Child or Children to fall to my wife, who I 
leaue soil executrix, and desire her care in the bringing vp of my Children, 
for w^^ End I leaue there whole Estates in her hands, and she to haue 
the use of it for there education and bringing vp, untell they Come to the 
age of 21 yeares or day of marrage, w^^ Consent of there mother ; and 
I request my honored father in law, the Reuerent Mr JohnWhelewrighi^ 
Pastor of Salseberry, and my louing brother in law, Mr Sam: Wheh^ 
Wright y of Wells, to be ouerseeres of this my will, and to assist my Ex- 
•equetriz what they Can in her busenes. Robert Nanneye. 

Samud Hutchinson^ John -{- Siones mark. 
Jamss Mattoek, 

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156 Abstracts of Early WiUs. [April, 

Samuel Hutchinson and James Mattock deposed 7 mo : 63. 

Inventory of the estate of Robert Nanny^ taken 10'*» Sept. 1663. Amt. 
^1089. 145. 4^(1, Mentions ^^ dwelling house, warehouse & wharfe, yards 
6l other privilUdges bellonging to the house neare the Draw Bridge, .^SOO; 
the Red house and land neare to Charlestowne ferry, .£200; one parcell 
of land neere adjoining to the said Red house lately Bought of leut 
W^. Phillips, £60:' 

The property was aprised by John Joyliffe and Robert PateshaU, 6^ 
of Oct. 1663. Katherine Nanny deposed, 31.i Oct^. 1663. 

Thomas Leader. — 1, Thoma Leader , of Boston, 17 Ocf. 1663, make 
my last will. Vnto my wife, Ales Leader, the Dwelling house I use to 
lett out, ouer Against the house Called AUcockes house, with the yard as 
it is now fenced, with an Adiliton of land to be more layd Vnto itt out of 
my Garden & Orchard, that is to say, from the outward most post of the 
Crosse fence next the lane to Draw a straight line quite Cross the Orchard 
through to my Neighbour Sanfords ground, I giue all the aboue men- 
tioned, for her life, my son, Samudl, to sett and keepe the house and 
fencing in good Repayre all time of her life at my son, Samuells Cost, 
and after her Decease, I giue all the aboue mentioned, vnto my Grand 
Child, Thomas Leader, the son of my son John, deceased, to him and his 
heires for Euer, and to haue it putt Into good Repayre for him by my 
said son Samuell ; further my will is, that my grand Child, TAomo* Leader^ 
shall pay out of it a legacie vnto my Grand Child, Ahigal Leader, his 
sister, within one yeare after he posses the aboue mentioned premisses, 
the sum of fowre pounds. Vnto my son Samuell Leader, all my now- 
dwelling house, as also the New house adjoining, with all the appurti- 
nances therevnto belonging, with Garden and Orchard and yard there vnto 
Bellonging, Excepting that part aboue mentioned wich I giue vnto my 
wife & grand Child, with this prouisiall, y* if my son Samuell Die without 
issue male, to ye next A kind [of kin ?] in Case of Necessity, my son, 
Samuell, Finishing y^ house Adjoyning to yo house I now dwell in. 1 
give A liberty to sell either that or y* I now dwell in, wti» halfe y© Ground, 
prouided the ground laid to what house y* he doe sell may bee laid out to 
as little damage to y^ house & ground that shal bee preserved as may 
bee. Unto my wife, £4, in Money <k goods, to bee payd by my son, 
Samuell, within A yeare of my departing this world. Vnto Rebecka 
Leade*", My Grand Child, .£6 to bee paid by my son, Samuell, in Like 
paym*. in money & goods, w^hin [aj yeer after my decease. Vnto my 
wife, y« best Shett, y® prouisions left in y« house, & five Cord of Wood. 
All my tooles & debts, & othe*" Estate not Mentioned, I give Vnto my 
Son, Samuell, he Bestowing A decent Buriall Vpon this poore body of 
mine. My son, Samuell, sole Executor. My will is, that my executo*" 
should faithfully pay all y« Legacies & what I have in my will Ingaged 
him to doe, or else, Vpon not paymS My wife or Leagices 0"^ their As- 
signes shall EntC Vpon what I have given vnto him till they bee sattis- 
fyed. Jeames Penn, y® Ruling Elder of Boston, overseer. 

Wittnesses, Jer: Howchin. Thomas X Leader. 

Jo. Endecott, Junior, Sam" Wheehoright, who deposed 3* Nov^. 1663. 

Inventory of Thomas Leader, prised, 5'*> Nov'. 1663, by John Bulton, 
Tho, Mattson, Hugh Drury. Samuel Leader deposed, 29 Jan. 1663. 
(To be Continued.) 

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1868.] Sketch of the Family of Rev. Thomas Wells. 167 


[Bt D. W. Hott.] 

Ret. Thomas Wells was settled as first pastor of the first church in 
Amesbury, in 1672 or 1673. Occasional preaching had been enjoyed 
in the " new town " for ten or twenty years before that time, but he was 
the first who was recognized as the town's minister. A committee were 
chosen. May 11, 1672, " to see if they can obtain M' Weels to be helpfull 
to us in the work of the Ministry.'' He was admitted as a commoner in 
1673-4, and was evidently a man of much influence and usefulness in 
the new town. 

Various circumstances render it extremely probable, if not almost cer- 
tain, that Rev. Thomas Wells was the Thomas Wells who was born Jan. 
11, 1646-7, youngest son of Dea. Thomas Wells of Ipswich. The gen- 
erations of the family are here numbered in accordance with that idea, 
Dea. Thomas being considered the first, and Rev. Thomas the second 
generation. If the above is the date of the birth of Thomas,* he must 
have been 87 yrs. 6 mos. old at the time of his death. According to the 
inscription on his tombstone, he was then in his " 87th year ;" but that 
may have been intended to imply that he was between 87 and 88, though 
the expression, if properly used, would justify Farmer's statement, that 
his age was 86. Thomas' Wells of Ipswich was " a gentleman of large 
property," and it has been supposed that he was a physician. He had 
land granted to him at Ipswich in 1635, and took the Freeman's oath at 
Boston, May 17, 1637. He died Oct. 26, 1666. From a branch of his 
fiimily, the town of Wells, Me., took its name. Further particulars re- 
spectmg him and his family may be found in vol. 4 of this periodical, pp. 
11, 12. 

By his will, Thomas' made provision for his son's 'Agoing to College ;" 
but his name is not to be found among the early graduates of any Ameri- 
can college. Rev. Thomas' Wells enjoyed the distinction, however, of 
being the first individual who received the honorary degree of A. M. from 
Harvard College. In the triennial catalogue of 1727, his name is put at 
the bottom of the class of 1669 ; in 1745, perhaps earlier, it was separated 
from the others by a line, and 1703 added. In 1830, the names of those 
who had received honorary and ad eundem degrees, were made a distinct 
division of the catalogue, and Thomas Wells was placed at the head of 
the list, under the year 1703. It is possible that he may have been at one 
time a member of the class of 1669 ; but if he received the degree in 1703, 
he must then have been 56 years old, and his name might have been 
placed under 1669 only because that class were near his own age. 

A copy of the will of Rev. Thomas* Wells is to be found on the Probate 
Records at Salem. It was dated Aug. 7, 1728, proved July 29, 1734. 
He there mentions four sons, three daughters, four daughters-in-law, and 

NoTB. Richard Wdls was one of the original proprietors and commoners of the town 
of Salisbnrj, and it woald natural] v be sarmised that the Wells family of Sallsborj 
and Amesbnry were descended from him. "Dea. Richard Wells" died July 12, 1672, 
and we have no evidence that he left any children. 

In a previoas number of this magazine (July, 1850, p. 261), is found " Richard Wells, 
16/' and two or three other Salisbury names, among the " Passengers for Yiiginia," 
Aogost, 1635, " in the Globe of London, Jeremy Blackman M'." ^ . 

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158 Sketch of the Family cf Rev. Thmruis Wells. [April, 

two 8ons*iii-1aw ; three sons and one daughter-in-law having died before 
that time. John Martin, the other son-in-law, is not mentioned. The 
dates of the deaths of Mr. Thomas Wells and his wife, as given on the 
town records, correspond with the inscriptions copied below, except that 
the double date, 1726-7, is given. From the spelling and appearance of 
the inscription, one would suppose Mr. Wells^s tombstone to be of later 
date than those around it 

Interred here the BODY of, 
the Rev*. M^. THOMAS WELLS. 

first Pastor, of the first Church 

of CHRIST in Amesbury. who 

Departed this life July y lO^h. 

1734. in the 87^. year of his 

Age, 6i the 62<i. of his Ministry, 

having served his Generation by 

the will of GOD, he fell on sleep, and 

(we trust) enjoys a Prophets reward. 

for tho^ Israel should not 

be Gathered, yet would 

the faithfull mmisters of 

the Gospel 1, be glorious 

in the Eyes of the Lord. 




1727 AGED 75 YEARS 




Children of Rev. Mr. Thoma^ Wells and wife Mary. 

(1) I. John,* b. Feb. 2, 1672 ; prob. d. April 2, 1673. 

(2) II. Lukb/ b. March 19, 1673-4 ; m. Wid. Dorothy Trull, of Ha- 

verhill, int. ent. Dec. 9» 1710 (11). Wife Dor. d. Sept. 
29, 1715. 

(3) 111. Titus,* b. March 14, 1675 ; m. Joanna (14). A Titus 

Wells was an inhabitant of the West Parish in 1726. 

(4) IV. A Son,* b. . In his will, 1728, Thomas^ mentione his 

^ daughter-in-law Rebecca Wells, late, ** now Barrett,'* and 
his grand-daughter Rebecca, late Wells, ^^ now Waters.** 
These may have been the widow and daughter of a son 
who died previous to 1728. If so, the widow Rebecca m. 
Barrett, and the dau. Rebecca^ m. Waters. 

(5) V. A Son,* b. ; prob. d. before 1728, and without issue. 

John* is called the ^^ 7th son,** and hence there must have 
been two sons whose names are unknown to us, here num- 
bered as 4 and 5. 

(6) VI. Abigail,^ b. ; ra. Samuel Bartlett of Newbury, Feb. 6, 


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(7) Vn. Mart,* b ; m, John Martin of A., July 15, 1702. 

(8) VIII. Eliezee,* b. June 10, 1686; m. Deborah Worthen of A., 

Nov. 17, 1714. (24). 

(9) IX. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 17« 1688; m. Moses Chase, Jr., of New- 

bury, Oct. 12, 1709. 
C 10) X, John,' b. Oct. 9, 1692 ; m. Dorothy* Hoyt of A., Feb. 5, 1712 
-3 (29). Will dated May, 1768, proved Dec. 24, 1776. 
Wife Dor., d. April 28, 1769, in her 77th year. (See p. 30, 
** Hoyt Family.") Thomas* mentions his " cousin," Philip 
Hoyt, in his will. We know not who is referred to, unless 
it be the brother of Dorothy, who was thus a brother of the 
daughter-in-law of Thomas.* 

Children o/(2) Luke* and Dorothy Wells, 

(11) I. John,* b. March 17, 1710-1. 

(12) II. Obadiah,* b. June 27, 1712; m. Judith . Chil. : 

Dorothy,^ b. 1738 ; Lydia,^ b. 1740 ; Sarah,^ b. 1742 ; 
perhaps others. An Obadiah Wells m. Jemima Wiburn, 
Salisbury, May 25, 1749. 

(13) in. William,* b. Oct. 5, 1713. 

Children of(S) Titwfi and Joanna Wells. 

(14) I. Saeah,* b. July 30, 1698 ; m. Jonathan Farren, Dec. 10, 


(15) 11. Thomas,^ b. March 4, 1699-1700 ; ra. Sarah Hadley, Dec. 15, 

1720. Chil. ; Philip,* b. 1721 ; Benjamin,* b. 1724 ; 
Winthrop,* b. 1726, perhaps others. A Thomas Wells, 
Jr., ent. int. marriage with Mary Sargent, 3d, both of A., 
March 23, 1728-9. 

(16) III. Timothy,* b. April 16, 1704; m. Mary . He died 

before Aug., 1728, his wife surviving him. 

(17) IV. Titus,* b. Feb. 5, 1705-6 ; m. Mary (39). (See 

" Hoyt Family," pp. 32, 44.) 

(18) V. Hannah,* b. Feb. 5, 1705-6. 

(19) VI. Philemon,* b. Sept. 3, 1708. 

(20) VII. Jacob,* b. Aug. 28, 1710. 

(21) VIII. Philip,* b. April 7, 1713 ; d. Feb. 2, 1714-6. 

(22) IX. Elizabeth,* b. March 11, 1716. 

(23) X. Abigail,* b. Dec. 18, 1718. 

Children of (8) EHezer* and Deborah Wells, 

(24) I. MosBs,* b. Sept. 17, 1716. 

(25) II. Judith,* b. March, 1720. 

(26) III. Aaeon,* b. Dec. 30, 1722. 

(27) IV. Hannah,* b. Jan. 5, 1722-3. {>) 

(28) V. Eliezee,* b. April 9, 1729. 

Children of {10) John* and Dorothy Wells. 

(29) L Rhoda,* b. Feb. 24, 1713-4 ; m. Currier. 

(30) n. Electa,^ b. April 7, 1715 ; m. Currier. 

(31) III. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 16, 1716 ; m. Challia. 

(32) IV. DoEOTHT,* b. Feb. 18, 1717-8; m. Jonathan Bagley. 

(33) V. Chbistiana,* b. June 21, 1720 ; m. Merrill. 

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(34) VI. John,* b. Jan. 24, 1721-2 ; m. Bachel Currier, July 20, 1756. 

He d. before May, 1766, leaving chil. : Leot,^ HemnoA/ 

Dorothy f and Rebecca,^ 
(36) VII. Mart,* b. Feb. 14, 1723-4; m. John Currier. 

(36) VIII. Thomas,* b. Sept. 3, 1726; moved to Chester, N. H., previous 

to 1768. 

(37) IX. David,* b. March 14, 1729^-30 ; d. Sept. 12, 1753. 

(38) X. Rebecca,* b. Oct. 28, 1731 ; d. Oct. 2, 1753. 

Children of (17) Titus^ and Mary Wells. 

(39) I. Samuel/ b. Aug. 16, 1736. 

(40) II. Enoch,* b. April 16, 1738. 

(41) III. Mary,* b. Dec. 15, 1739; m. Theodore* Hoyt, the author's 

great-grandfather. (See " Hoyt Family," p. 44.) 

(42) IV. Nathan,* b. Aug. 5, 1741. 

(43) V. Joshua,* b. Feb. 7, 1744. 

(44) VI. Hannah,* b. Dec. 21, 1745. 


Mb. Drakx, — ^Will yon please insert this in season to excite action in the next town 
meetings to sare records pecidiady rich and hitherto unnoticed hy genealogists. 

Tours, Abhxb Mobsb. 

" The names of the Townsmen of Dartmouth who had taken the oath 
of fidelity or freemen's oath."— JtforcA 24, 1686. 

John Cooke Ottice Jeney 

John Russel sen'. George Cadman 

John Smith James Trip 

Samuel Jene 8en^ Samuel Jeney jun^ 

Arthur Hathaway John Hathaway 

Wm Woode Joseph Smith 

James Samson Joseph Russel 

John Sherman Hezekiah Smith 

Seth Pope Deliverance Smith 

Joseph Tripp Sherman 

Jonathan Russel Howland 

Jonathan Delino John Earl 

Tho Tabor Ralph Earl junr. 

Samuel Cornwell Stephen Peckum 

James Sisson Ralph Earl, son of Wm 

John Spooner Wm Macomber 

Nathaniel Soull Samuel Willcocks 

George Soull James FrankRn 

John Jene Samuel Spooner 

Eliazer Smith Wm Wood 

Return Badcock Anthony Savory 

Wm. Spooner 
Dartmouth then embraced, besides its present territory, Westport, New 
Bedford and Fair Haven ; and her records, more shattered, probably, than 
those of any other town in Massachusetts, are essential to the early history 
of these towns, if not to that of the rise of Quakerism in New England ; 
and it is hoped that public action will rescue them before it is too late. 
The Proprietors' records have not been committed to the clerk of Dart« 
mouth, but remain in the bands of Greorge Gilford, Esq., of Westport, 
son to their last clerk. ^ _ O nir\cs\c> 

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1858.] Notes on tke Indian Wars in New England. 161 



[Continiied from page 16.] 

" The prudent discourse of this Indian prevailed so far as that Alexan- 
der yielded to go, only requesting that he might go like a Sachem, with 
his men attending him, which, although there was some hazard in it, 
they being many, and the English but a few, was granted to him. The 
weather being hot, the Major offered him an horse to ride on, but his 
squaw and divers Indian women being in company, he refused, saying 
he could go on foot as well as they ; entreating, only, that there might 
be a complying with their pace, which was done; and, resting several 
tiroes by the way, Alexander and his Indians were refreshed by the 
English; no other discourse happening while they were upon their 
march, but what wap pleasant and amicable. The Major sent a man 
before, to entreat that as many of the Magistrates of that Colony as 
could, would meet at Duxbury. Wherefore, having there had some 
treaty with Alexander, not willing to commit'him to prison, they en- 
treated Major Winslow to receive him to his 'house, until the Governor, 
who then hved at Eastham, could come up. Accordingly he and his 
train were courteously entertained by the Major. And albeit not so 
much as an angry word passed between them whilst at Marsh field. 
Yet proud Alexander, vexing and fretting in his spirit, that such a 
check was given him, he suddenly fell sick of a fever. He was then 
nursed as a choice friend. Mr. Fuller, the physician, coming providen- 
tially thither at that time, the Sachem and his men earnestly desired 
that he would administer to him, which he was unwilling to do ; but 
by their importunity was prevailed with to do the best he could to 
help him, and therefore gave him a potion of working physic, which 
the Indians thought did him good ; but his distemper aiterwards pre- 
vailing, they entreated to dismiss him, in order to a return home; which 
upon [his] engagement of appearance at the next court, was granted to 
him. Soon after his being returned home he died. And this is the 
truth and substance of what concerns ^ y 
transactions with Alexander, concerning ^f^cc/A>6;a/^7Z^^i^>rt^ 
which so many fabulous stories have ^ 
been spread abroad." 

The remarkable particularity of this narrative gives it the first con- 
sideration, and is a very strong evidence of its truth. It fully corrob- 
orates Mr. Hubbard's account, so far as that author goes ; and Mr. 
Mather, like him, was well aware that various other reports had gone 
abroad, and it is very clear that both of those gentlemen had inquired 
into the matter, and were fully convinced of the truth of what they had 
given. It is pretty evident, however, that Mr. Mather intended to 
make the most of his story ; was willing his readers should think the 
number of Indians with Alexander was very large, while he took good 
care to keep within the bounds of truth, by making no statement as to 

162 Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. [April, 

their real number. This historical license cannot be defended, and is 
too easily seen through to have any very bad effect; as it only tended 
to exaggerate the danger the few English were in, and to make their 
conduct appear the more heroical. The Indians xvere surprised, with 
their guns standing outside of their wigwam ; but nobody has said 
how many " guns" they had. Now it seems pretty clear that the com- 
pany of Indians captured were upon a fishing design, upon the cool 
and beautifully shaded banks of the little lake before mentioned, and 
had not the remotest fears of being taken for enemies. Had they been 
upon any mischievous design, or had there been any plot undertaken, 
would they have allowed themselves in broad day to be surprised as is 
related ? They doubtless saw the English approach, and had no sus- 
picion that they were coming upon them as enemies. 

Some time after this transaction, when its justice and propriety had 
been discussed in various quarters, the Rev. John Cotton* of Plymouth 
wrote to Dr. Mather of Boston concerning it,^ •* lest you should," he 
observes, " through misinformation, print some mistakes." What he 
wrote, he says, was from Major Bradford's own mouth, the Major be- 
ing one of the party who seized Alexander. Mr. Cotton remarks briefly 
that Alexander was found at Munpouset river, not many miles from 
Plymouth, "with about. 8 men, and sundry squaws. He was there 
about getting canoes. He and his men were at breakfast under their 
shelter, their giuis being without. They saw the English coming, but 
continued eating; on Mr. Winslow's telling their business, Alexander, 
freely and readily, without the least hesitancy, consented to go; giring 
his reason why he came not to the court before, namely, because he 
waited for Capt. Willet's return from the Dutch fat Manhattan,) bein^ 
desirous to speak with him first. They brought him to Mr. [WilliamJ 
Collier's, that day, and Gov. Prince living remote, at Eastham, those 
few magistrates, who were at hand, issued the matter peaceably, and 
immediately dismissed Alexander to return home, which he did, part 
of the way; but in two or three days after he returned and went to 
Major Winslow's house, intending thence to travel into the Bay (Bos- 
ton] and so home; but, at the Major's house he was taken very sick, 
and was, by water, conveyed to Mr. Bradford's, and thence carried 
upon the shoulders of his men to Tetehquet river [in Middleborough,] 
and thence in canoes, home ; and, about two or three days after, diai." 

This statement, though sent to Dr. Mather, had no influence, so far 
as known, to cause him to publish any modification of what he had 
already penned. The reader will judge for himself, whether Mr. Cot- 
ton's statement is to be taken for the whole truth.f 

* Son of the Rev. John Cotton of Bo<tton. 

t The Rev. Samuel Nilea, minister of Rraintree in Mnssnchasetts. from 1711 to his death in 1762, 
left a History of Indian Wars in New Eni^laud in manuncripi. which wd» published in 1837 in ihe IGih vol. 
of the Colls. Ms. H. Soc. This author's account of the death of Alexander differs very much from 
all others. It is brief, and in these wordx :— >'< This Alexander, aftrr his father's death, oecame venr 
surly and ill-tempered toward the Knglish people ; for wliich reason the Court at Plymouth, whicii 
was then a distinct colonv from the Massachusetts, suspectinfr him to have some ireacheroos purpose 
in view, brought him to Plymouth and put him under coufineinent ; at which the fellow was enraged 
to that defrree that he refused to eat, and soon starved himself to death in this miserable manner." 

Where Mr. Niles obtained his informatinn he does not tell us, but he seems to have paid no atten- 
tion to what had been puhlish^-d upon this subject before he wrote, and yet he says, in his Intro- 
duction, that " the reader will find an exact narrative of the Indian Wats, as far as his intelliireoce had 
reached, and upon the best grounds he could obtain, from approved authors and otherwise." 

1868.] Notes on the Indian Wars in New England, 163 

Upon the death of Alexander, there was a remarkable solemnity 
among the Indians, and it was bewailed with great sincerity by his 
tribe. Multitudes of Indians from all parts, Chiefs and others, flocked 
to Mount Hope, and there, according to the ancient customs of that 
people, mourned his death for many days, by the practice of their 
strange rites and ceremonies. As soon as that was ended, a season of 
rejoicing aud feasting succeeded, in honor of the accession of Philip to 
the Chieftainship. 

This numerous assembling of Indians at Mount Hope, in view of 
what had happened in connection with the death of Alexander, alarmed 
the English at Plymouth. They were fearful that Philip had some 
evil design upon them. He was therefore required to come to Court, 
and to explain the cause of this seemingly strange conduct. The Court 
having met on the sixth of August, Philip soon after appeared, and was 
ready to renew the treaties already in existence, or make a new one. 
Accordingly a new treaty was drawn up and signed by Philip, Francis, 
Sachem of Nauset, and John Sausaman witnessed it. 

Of the family of Alexander very little is known. That he had a 
wife and son has been mentioned in the extracts already given. His 
wife, whose name was Namumpum, survived him. She was after- 
wards called Weetamoo, and was Queen or Squaw-Sachem of Pocasset, 
and for a period was the wife of a somewhat noted Indian named Pe- 
tananuet, which the English transformed intaPeter Nunuit. Weetamoo 
espoused Philip's cause and perished in the war, in which she was con- 
spicuous, and will l)e hereafter particularly noticed. 


A riaace at some opinions respectinj^ the Origin of the Tndians.<— Gen. Gookin's views.— What fie* 
iearoed from the Indians themselves.— Dr. Cotton Mather's notions upon this subject. — Principal 
Tribes occupying New Eneland. — A Die^ression conceruing the Narragansets^^The Wampanoags. 
—Their description of the Pestilence of 1617.— The Massachusetts.— Pa wtucketts. 

Almost all of the early writers who touched upon the history of the 
aborigines of America, indulged in conjectures concerning their ori^n. 
It is not intended to revive the tjuestion in this narrative, having for- 
merly, in another work,* given specimens of the opinions of various 
authors upon it. However, it may be interesting to general readers ta 
know to what conclusion Major General' Daniel Gookin came in regard 
toil; he having the best means of learning what the Indians them- 
selves thought about it; therefore, before entering upon the business of 
this chapter, a few statements and observations will be given from 
the writings of that distinguished man,t to whom every historian must 

* Book of the Indians, Book I. 

t Maj. Gen. Daniel Gookin lefl several valoable works in MS. That bert referred to is his HUfar^ 
kal Co/fectioru of the Indiatu in Neut Englamt. It has never been printed except in the Collection* 
oftfaeMaxsai-hnsetts Historical Society, in that work it ap- 
peared] in 1792 J hut its value is much impaired by its appear- 
ance in a modem dress. Whether the origpinal is preserved, is 
nknown to the writer. There is much wanted a correct edition 
of ity in a Toliime by itself. 

I Dam-^j^ji 

164 Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. [AprU, 

be indebted for the best account of the numbers and condition of the 
Indians in New England previous to, and during the war with King 
Philip. Ho says, ** 1 have discoursed and questioned about this naat- 
ter with some of the most judicious of the Indians, but their answers 
are divers and fabulous. Some of the Inland Indians say, that they 
came from such as inhabit the sea coasts. Others say, that there were 
two young squaws, or women, being at first either swimming or wading 
in the water, the froth or foam of the water touched their bodies, from 
whence they became with child ; and one of them brought forth a 
male, and the other a female child ; and then the two women died and 
left the earth. So their son and daughter were their first progenitors. 
Other fables and figments are among them, touching this thing, which 
are not worthy to he inserted." 

Of course, no intelligent person would put the least reliance on Indian 
stories of this nature. Like all ignorant people, the Indians delighted 
in the recital of marvellous stories, of which there was never wanting 
among them a host of inventors. They took much satisfaction in 
making up and relating improbable stories, especially when they found 
persons weak enough to be deceived by them. 

But General Gookin's conclusion was, that they, the Indians, "were 
Adam's posterity." Hence, some wandering tribe of Asiatics or Euro- 
peans, by some means found its way into America; but when, it was 
as difficult to determine, as how. Gen. Gookin believed that ail man- 
kind were descended from one pair, and this was the general belief in 
his time. He seems to have been of opinion too, that the branch of the 
human race which had found its way into this continent, had jp^ot be- 
yond the reach of Christianity, or the gospel ; and hence the inference, 
that, although men could not wander so far without divine assistance, 
that assistance immediately forsook them on their arrival here, and 
they were left to perish. But a reason for this conclusion was never 
satisfactorily given. Dr. Cotton Mather, however, finds no difficulty 
in supplying what may be supposed to have been, to himself, very sat- 
isfactory explanations of these difficulties; one or two of which, for 
their singularly characteristic qualities, are given. 

Dr. Mather says, " The Natives of the Countrey now Possessed by 
the New Englanders, had been forlorn and wretched Heathen ever 
since their first herding here ; and tho we know not When or How 
those Indians first became Inhabitants of this mighty Continent, yet wc 
may gness that probably, the Divel decoy'd those miserable Salvages 
hither, in hopes that the Gospel of the Lord Jesus would never come 
here to destroy or disturb his Absohite-Empire over them. But our 
Eliot was in such ill terms with the Divel, as to alarm him witli sound- 
ing the Siluer-lVumpets of Heaven in his Territories, and make some 
Noble and Zealou» Attempts towards outing him of his Ancient pos- 
sessions here." ♦ 

The same author, in another work, remarks, that, " by the year 
1636, it was time for the DevU to take the Alarum^ and make some 
attempt in Opposition to the Possession which the Lord Jesus Christ 

• The Life of the Reoowned John Eliot, p. 74, e<L Bostoo, 1G91. 

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1868.] Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. 166 

was going to have of these utmost Parts of the Earth.^ These Parts 
were then covered with Nations of Barbarous Indians and Infidels, in 
which the Prince of the Power of the Air did Work as a Spirit ; nor 
could it be expected that Nations of Wretches, whose whole Religion 
was the most Exphcit sort of DeM- Worship^ should not be acted by 
the Devil to engage in some early and bloody Action for the extinction 
of a Plantation so contrary to his Interests, as that of Neio-England 
was."t But to return to the design of the present Chapter. 

It is asserted that when the English first settled in New England, it 
was occupied by about twenty different nations or tribes of Indians. J 
These nations or tribes were generally independent of each other, but 
united sometimes for mutual protection, and the purpose of making 
war. In every tribe or clan there was a Chief or head man or head 
woman, to whom the rest paid a sort of deference ; but these Chiefs 
had very little power, other than that bestowed upon them by nature. 
That is to say, Chiefs or Leaders became so usually, by being endowed 
with superior intellects, or great physical importance. 

The principal tribes scattered over New England at the period of its 
settlement, were, according to General Gookin, the Pequots, Narragan- 
sets, Pawkunnawkuts, Massachusetts and Pawtuckets. Each of these 
was subdivided into many clans. There were also the Mohegans and 
Nipmuks. Some of these tribes are reported to have been very nu- 
merous. The Pequots were the most powerful at the time of the 
arrival of the white people; numbering about four thousand warriors. 
Their dominion extended from beyond Cluinnipiack^ southwesterly, to 
the Narraganset country northeasterly. They exercised some jurisdic- 
tion over tlie Indians on a part of Long Island, and also as far inland 
01^ the main as the country of the Nipmucks. 

Next in order of importance were the Narragansets. " They were 
a great people heretofore, and the territory of their Sachem extended 
about thirty or forty miles from Seaconk river and Narragansitt Bay, 
including Rhode Island and other islands in that bay, being their east 
and north bounds or border, and so running westerly and southerly 
unto a place called Wekapage, four or five miles to the eastward of 
Pawcutuk river, which was reconed for their south and west border, 
and the easternmost limits of the Pequots." This tribe also exercised 
some sort of jurisdiction over a part of Long Island, and likewise over 
a part of the Nipmuck country, Block Island, Cawesitt, and other 

* Tb's and similar expressions were in constant uite among^ the fathers of New England. See New 
Engr. Hist, and Antiq. Jour vi. 2%. Not oqIv the Fathers who came first to Npw F.ngland used to 
speak of it as *' The Ends of the Earth," bat iheir children and even their grand children viewed it as 
such. And whatever ihcir hopes may have been of its importance in a Christian point of view, it is 
pretty evident that they had no notion or conception that they were founding a great nation, such as 
we now see. Dr. Increase Mather says, in his Election Sermon of 1677, p. 76, ed. 1685^'- Our 
Fathers did not in their coming hither, propound any great matter to themselves respecting this 
world/' &c. Here they believed was the place where Christ was to take up his abode while on 
earth, at his " second appearing-^' And a« the Saints would be few in comparison to the rest of the 
human race. His kingdom would require but a small comer of the American Continent. It i^ evident 
too that the pions founders did not wish or desire a great nation composed of those who were not 
believers ; and when Huch came amoflg them they took measures to send them away again. This 
coarse they continued in until they were overwhelmed by numbers. 

t Magnolia Chriati Americana , Book VU., p. 41. 

t Mather's Lift of Eiiot, p 74. 

\ At the closA of ihis work I propose to give a list of all the Indian names of pliieea. and. their cor- 
responding English names. Digitized by VjUU^ . 

166 Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. [April, 

places. The Pawkunnaiikuts or Pokanokets (Wampaiioags) stood 
much in fear of the Narragansets, and were threatened by them with 
war, when they found the Wampanoags were treating with the white 
people who came to settle at Plymouth. Canonicus was then Sachem 
of the Narragansets. He was a Chief of extraordinary capacity, and 
doubtless saw that mischief might accrue to his people by this lodg- 
ment of strangers upon the Indian territory. Therefore he determined 
to see what kind of people they were, whether they were warlike, and 
if they would fight should they be attacked. To ascertain with cer- 
tainty what the character of the intruders was, in these particulars, in 
the month of February, 1622, he sent a challenge to them. This chal- 
lenge was brought by an Indian named Tokamahamon, and cour 
sisted of a number of new arrows, which were wrapped in a rattle- 
snake's skin. These the messenger left at Plymouth without any 
explanation, but Tisquantum explained them to mean a challenge for 
war. The English took the snake's skin and, filling it with powder 
and ball, sent it back to the Chief, with a message, to the purport that 
they had never done any wrong to the Narragansets, and desired to 
live in peace with them ; but, if they were determined on war, to begin 
as soon as they had a mind to ; nor would they find the English un- 
prepared. This message was delivered with an air of defiance, and 
they rejected the returned snake's skin, probably from a superstitious 
fear of its contents ; nor would they allow it to remain among them ; 
every one casting it from his neighborhood, until at length it was 
returned to Plymouth with all its contents.* 

The prompt action of the English seems to have awed the belligerent 
Narragansets into a respectful silence, as they issued no proclamations 
of war against the English for a long period. Canonicus was tben 
aged, but he lived until the fourth of June, 1647, supposed then to have 
been about eighty-five years old. His decease was observed by all the 
Natives as a great and sad event 

Mention has already been made of the Wampanoags. Of them 
General Gookin says, " their Chief Sachem held dominion over divers 
other petty Sagamores; as the Sagamores upon the island of Nan- 
tuckett, and Nope, or Martha's Vineyard, of Nawsett, of Monnamoyk, 
of Sawkattukett, Nobsquasitt, Matakees, and several others, and some 
of the Nipmucks. Their Country, for the most part, falls within the 
jurisdiction of New Plymouth Colony. This people were a potent 
nation in former times, and could raise, as the most credible and 
ancient Indians affirm, about three thousand men." 

The estimate of Indians of their former numbers and importance is 
to be taken with allowance ; and according to the accumulated knowl- 
edge of them now available for a comparative view, it is reasonably 
doubtful whether any of the great tribes of New England were as 
numerous as was formerly believed. General Gookin speaks of the 
pestilence already noticed, by which "these people were sorely smitten 
t3y the hand of God, but what this disease was, that so generally and 
mortally swept away, not only these but other Indians, their neighbors, 
I cannot well learn. I have discoursed with some old Indians, that 

• Winslow't Good New9, (m Youog't CollecUoo,) p. S81. See, also, Old Indian, Ckromdt, 
p. 64-^ ^ 

1858.] Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. 167 

were then youths, who say, that the bodies all over were exceeding 
yellow, describing it by a yellow garment they showed me, both before 
they died, and afterwards." 

The same author says of the Massachusetts, — they were the next 
great people northward of the Wampanoags, and ** inhabited princi- 
pally about the Massachusetts Bay. These were a numerous and 
great people. Their Chief Sachem held dominion over many other 
petty governors; as those of Weephagaskas, Neponsitt, Punkapaog, 
Nonantum, Nashaway, some.of the Nipmuck people, as far as Pokom- 
takake, as the old men of Massachusetts affirmed. This people could, 
in former times, arm for war, about three thousand men, as the old 
Indians declare. They were in hostility very often with the Narra- 
gansets, but held amity, for the most part, with the Pawkunnawkutts 
and with the Pawtucketts." 

The Pawtuckett, Gen. Gookin continues, " is the fifth and last great 
Sacheraship of Indians. Their country lieth north and northeast from 
the Massachusetts, whose dominion reacheth so far as the English 
jurisdiction, or colony of the Massachusetts, now doth extend, and had 
under them several other smaller Sagamores, as the Pennacooks, Aga- 
womes, Naamkeeks. Pascataawayes, Accomintas, and others." The 
Pawtuckets were anciently about equal in numbers to the Massachu- 
setts, namely about three thousand men, and were generally in amity 
with them. But the pestilence, before described, "almost totally 
destroyed them, so that, at this day," says our author, " they are not 
above two hundred and fifty men, besides women and children." 


The fate of Races. — Tnternal Troubles of (be Indians. — Philip's circumstances at the time of Alez- 
BBder's Death. — Did ooi intend a {general War with the Engliflh.-— Prudence uot dulv exercised to 
prevent the War of 1675. — Philip's authority limited. — Said to have wept at the news ofhostilities.*- 
Indians had feeble means to counteract evil reports of them.— False reports became permanent.^ 
Philip assumes a bearing corresponding^ to that of the Kii<|r|i8h— His sales of territory —Brief 
account of tbem.-^His Uouosellors. — Presented with a Horse.— His Expedition to Nantucket— 
Other sales of land. 

As the settlements of the Europeans advanced, the Indians receded 
and shrunk away; but they did not go without a struggle, though it 
were indeed against fate itself. And why they could not withstand 
the current which they saw sweeping them along, they could not tell ; 
nor could they comprehend that this current was soon to plunge them 
down a cataract, from the vortex of which there was no escape ! The 
instability and fate of human races was not within the scope of their 

Besides the disturbance given to the Indians of New England by the 
English settlers, one tribe continually harrassed another, and diseases, 
unknown in the country before the Europeans came, were added to 
the destructive use of fire-arms and spirituous liquors to hasten their 
destruction. rc^c^n\o 

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168 Note8 on the Indian Wars in New England, [April, 

The manner of the death of Alexander unquestionably had con- 
siderable effect upon Philip, who was ready to believe anything 
unfavorable to the Plymouth people. He had seen that they exer- 
cised authority over his father and brother; an authority which was 
inconsistent with the natural freedom of the Indians. Nor could he 
understand the grounds of such an assumed authority; inasmuch as 
his tribe were indei)endent, and had not been subdued by the English. 
He was at this time a young man, scarcely twenty-two years of age 
perhaps, and when he was in the presence of the venerable Pilgrim* 
Fathers he could not summon courage* enough to deny any of their 
demands ; but when he was in his native forests he remembered his 
promises as matters at too great a distance to be of any special account, 
as it respected his actions. 

Although the Massachusetts, Narragausets, Mohegans and other 
tribes were engaged in frequent wars with Indians bordering upon 
them, there is no account that Philip was ever actively engaged in any 
war until that called by his name. And it appears pretty evident 
that he never contemplated a general war with the English. "What 
are called his aggressions upon them were only intended by him as 
retaliatory for wrongs which he believed he had received from them. 
But by this course affairs soon got beyond his control. Had prudence 
been exercised on both sides, war might have been avoided ; at least 
in 1675. Had the white settlers been assured that the Indians were 
more than a match for them in war, they would have had much greater 
forbearance towards them. It was far otherwise. They despised the 
Indians, looked upon them as inferiors in almost every respect, and 
were haughty and overbearing on numerous occasions. Revenge is the 
consequence of such relations of man to man. 

It is also pretty evident that many of the chiefs of the small clans of 
the Wampanoags desired a war with the Plymouth people. These, 
.although they were under or within the Sachemdom of Philip, were 
not controlled by him, in any such sense as a European king controls 
his distant subjects. But when war did come, Philip was accounted 
at the head of it, and he could not escape its responsibilities, or avoid 
its disasters. 

It was told,* at a time when the truth could scarcely be mistaken, 
that Philip was averse to the war in which his young men had plunged 
him by their blind rage for revenge and plunder. " AH the histories," 
says Mr. Callender, '' from Mr. Hubbard and Dr.Mather, make Philip to 
be the spring and mover of the war; but there is a constant tradition 
among the posterity of the people, who lived next to him, and were 
familiarly conversant with him, as also witb the Indians who survived 
the war, that both Philip, and his chief old men, were utterly averse to 
the war, and they show the spot (Kikemuit Spring, in a farm belong- 
ing to Stephen Paine, Esq. in Bristol) where Philip received the news 
of the first Englishmen that were killed, with grief and sorrow, and 
wept at the news; and that a day or two before the first outrages, 

* Bt the Rev. Mr. Callender, in his Centennial Ducnurte on the CirU and Reiificw AJfairi of Rhode 
la/ana, p. 73. This excellent Author holds a place in the same rank with our Princk : and had be 
lived to apply himself as Mr. Prince did, he might have been his equal in knowledge of New England 
history. He wrote in 1738. 

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he had protected an Englishman the Indians had captivated, rescued 
him from them, and privately sent him home safe."*' 

It must be remembered that it was not a day of Newspapers tlien. 
A story often gained much of its wildness and improbability in its 
passage through a wild and savage country. The Indians had very 
scanty means to counteract any reports concerning them, however 
absurd they may have been. There was a very general prejudice 
against them, and hence a readiness, on the part of the English in 
general, to credit stories and reports against them. Boston was the 
great centre where all reports found their way. Here they were talked 
over, and probably lost nothing as they passed from mouth to mouth. 
Letter writers took up these reports, and hence they acquired a perma- 
nence detrimental alike to truth and to the Indians. Specimens of such 
letters will be given in the progress of this narrative. 

It is asserted that Philip intended to begin a war with the English 
from the time he came in to be Chief, and was only waiting for a good 
opportunity. This assertion does not appear to be well supported. It 
is however very clear, that by the year 1674, he became convinced that 
a war could not be avoided, and that towards the close of that year he 
began to enlist as many in his cause as he could. Up to this period 
there appears nothing in his actions which .cannot be accounted for 
without the imputation of treachery or a covert design of mischief. 
Until then he went from tribe to tribe in a friendly way, sold land to 
the English, and appeared proud of the consequence they imputed to 
him; dressed himself up in a rich and gaudy manner, called the King 
of England his brother, and assumed something of the haughtiness of 
the English themselves. f 

He was so fond of the goods of the English that he sold off his terri- 
tory rapidly, which was as rapidly occupied and improved by them. 
His lands were of small value to him, but under the improvements of 
the English he saw they were immediately increased in value. It is 
probable, therefore, that this may have been a cause of irritation ; and, 
when too late, he felt a dissatisfaction with himself for his imprudence, 
and perhaps fancied himself overreached by those with whom he 

The people of Dedham had been negotiating for about five years for 
the tract of land now Wrentham, but were not able to obtain it until 
1662. In that year they succeeded in purchasing it of Philip. The 
tract was then called Wollomonopoag, was six miles square, and cost 
twenty-four pounds and ten shillings. 

* Hi$torieal Ducourae, 73. At the breaking oat of the war of 1675, two of Hagh Cole's sons were 
Bsde prisoners by the Indians and taken to Philip's head-qaart(>rs at Mount Hope. Philip oidcred 
them set at liberty, because their father had always been his friend. He aUo sent word to mr. Cote, 
that as be could not eontrol his young warriors, he advised him to remove Bt once to Rhode Island. 
Mi. Cole did BO, and saw his house in flames before be hnd leA it an hour — Fessenden's HiH. IVcr- 
m, 39 Col. B. Cole, of the 4th generation from Hugh, gave me a similar account in 1814. See 
Church's Hint. p. 399. 

t John Joaselyn saw Philip at Beaton about 1669. and thus de<icrihes him : — " His coat and bosktns 
were thick set with beads f Wampumpeege] in pleasant wild works and a broad beKof ihe same His 
•cronirements were valoed at twenty pounds."— 7Vo Voyagea to New England, 146. Josselyn sayt, 
" ibeir beads aie their money ; of thiese there are two sorU, blue and while ; the iir«t is their gold, the 
lut their silver. These they work out of certain shelU, so cunningly, that neither Jew nor l>evU can 
eounierfeit them." ^ j 

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170 Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. [April, 

In 1664 he sold Mattapoisett to the Hon. William Brenton of New- 
port. In the deed he is styled "Piimetacom alias Philip, Chief Sachem 
of Mount Hope, Cowsumpsit and of all territories thereunto belonging." 
He then had a wife, whose name appears with his upon the deed. Her 
name was Wootonekanuske. In this transaction John Sassamon was 
interpreter and a witness, and his brother Roland Sassamon was also 
a witness. Of the former there will be special occasion to speak here- 

Philip had constantly about him several men who became very noted 
in the course of the war, and all perished in it. They were chiefs of 
clans or small tribes of Wampanoags, and are called Counsellors to 
King Philip. Some of the most noted of them were Watuspaquin, often 
called by the English the Black Sachem; his son, William; Uncom- 
poin ; Umnathum or Munashum, more generally known by the name 
of Nimrod ; Annawon ; Peebe,* and several others. The most of their 
names appear frequently to sales of land ; sometimes as principals, but 
more frequently as witnesses. 

In 1665 Philip gave a sort of quitclaim to Acushena and Coaxet. The 
same had been sold by his father. For this he received ten pounds ; 
but this sum included Philip's services in "marking out the bounds" 
of the old purchase. The same year the Court of Plymouth made him 
a present of a horse. 

in May of this year Philip made an excursion to Nantucket, partly, 
as tradition reports, to punish an Indian who had spoken disrespectfully 
of his father, and partly to assert his authority over the Indians of that 
Island. The name of the offending Indian was Assasamoogh, called 
by the English John Gibbs. He was a preacher to the Indians on the 
island. Philip intended to surprise and kill him, but Gibbs' friends h^d 
notice of Philip's design, and the object of his wrath had barely time 
to escape by leaping a precipice. Philip however was not to be 
thwarted in this manner, and demanded the delivery of his victim into 
his hands. Meantime search was continued for him without effect At 
length a negotiation was entered into for his ransom. Philip's demands 
were exorbitant, but were eventually complied with, aiid amounted to 
nearly all the money upon the island. Assasamoog was thus saved 
from destruction, and was living there about ten years afterwards, and 
had thirty members belonging to his Church. 

In 1666, by a written instrument Philip gave to Watuckpoo and 
Sampson power to sell certain lands, but where they were situated 
does not appear. In 1667 Philip sold to Constant South worth and 
others, ** all the meadow lands from Dartmouth to Matapoisett," for the 
sum of fifteen pounds. The same year he sold to Thomas Willet and 
others, " all that tract of -land lying between the River Wanascatta- 
quett and Cawatoquissett, being two miles long and one broad." For 
this he received ten pounds sterling. Pawsaquens, counsellor to Philip, 
and Tom, alias Sawsuett, an interpreter, witnessed the sale. , 

In 1668, " Philip Pometacom and Tatamumaque, alias Cashewashed, 
sachems," for "a valuable consideration" sold to several English a 

* Pbebe's Neck io Rhode lilaod was doubtleu lo named from that Chief, who had his retideiic« 
there. ^ j 

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tract of some square miles, adjacent to Pokanoket. Among the wit- 
nesses were Sampointeen, alias Tom, and Nananuntnew, son of Thomas 
Piants. Th6 same year Philip and Uncompawen having laid claim to 
a part of New-Medows-Neck,* alleging it was not intended to be con- 
veyed in a former deed by Philip's father and brother, Ousameqwin 
and Wamsutta, to remove any cause of complaint it was re-purchased 
by those who had before purchased it; yet they protested that it was, 
according to the record, comprehended in the former purchase. This 
quitclaim, however, cost but eleven pounds. The purchasers were 
Capt. Thomas Willet, Mr. James Brown and John Allen, " in behalf 
of themselves and the rest." To .this conveyance the names of Philip 
and his wife seem to be represented as " Philip Nanuskooke." Nimrod 
and Tom Sansawest were witnesses. In 1669 Philip sold to Hugh 
Cole and others, ^600 acres of land in Swanzea, on the west side of the 
river now known as Cole's River, so called from this proprietor.-f 

These sales are but a few specimens of many made by Philip and 
his chief men, and are introduced to show the progress the English 
made in acquiring the Indian territory. It was so in every direction, 
and continued until the natives had very little left. Seeing this when 
too late, it was, as befdre remarked, a cause of irritation and dissatis- 
faction, and had something to do in preparing the way for more serious 


Government amoncr Indians.— Philip and the Narragansets.— Murder of an Englishman.'— Its conse- 

?uences — King Philip implicated. — Arguments for and against biro. — Continued complaints against 
^biltp— Plymouth appeals to Massachusetts to interfere. — Philip consents to attend a Conference at 
Taunton.— The meeting.- Transactions at the Conference. 

The nature of government among the Indians must not be considered 
like government among the white people. The authority of Indian 
Chiefs was so unlike any government among civilized people, as to 
amount to almost no government at all. For mutual safety they would 
sometimes appear in force, and so if a few of them planned any impor- 
tant expedition, volunteers joined it, as it promised plunder, or a chance 
of revenge for former injuries, either to themselves or their friends or 
kindred. A distinguished leader could always obtain followers ; and 
these would stand by him as long as he was successful, and he had no 
authority to keep them longer. 

It is said that King Philip endeavored ciarlv to engage the Narragan- 
sets against the English, but this does not very clearly appear, until 
war had actually broken out. But it is certain that the Narragansets 
had been enemies to the settlers of Massachusetts ever since the war 
betw^n the former and the Mohegans. The part they took in that 
war, which ended in the capture and death of Miantonimo, was a suffi- 
cient cause for the Narragansets to hate the English, and especially 

' In Barrington, R. I. 


172 Notes on the Indian Wars in New England. [April, 

those settled in and about Boston. That they ever after hated them is 
to be seen through all the records of the United Colonies, as troubles 
were continually occurring. Hence, when the Wampanoags took 
offence to the English, the latter had the best reason to apprehend a 
union with the former, although they knew they were enemies to each 
other; that both the Narragansets and Wampanoags laid claim to the 
same portion of the Nipmuck country, only a short time before the war 
began with Philip, and that jealousies* and difficulties had always 
existed between them. 

It is wrong, therefore, to infer that the Narragansets joined Philip in 
the war merely because he desired tUem to do so, or from any affection 
they had for the Wampanoags. Either could have been, at almost 
any time, influenced to make war on the other, if they could have en- 
listed allies who could ensure them success. It was as much as Roger 
Williams could do, with all his philosophy and philanthropy, to prevent 
an open war between them at different times. . 

These introductory observations and details being understood by the 
reader, will enable him to proceed understandingly with the events of 
the war. It is pretty certain that, as early as the year 1671, there was 
cause of apprehension on the part of the English settlers, that the 
Wampanoags intended mischief. This alarm probably grew out of a 
murder which was perpetrated by some Indians in " Dedham woods," 
in the month of April of that year. With tljis affair Philip's name 
was immediately connected, though it does not appear that he knew 
anything about it. The circumstances attending the murder were 
these. Zachary Smith, a young man, in travelling through Dedham, 
stopped for a night at the house of Caleb Church, a millwright, then 
residing there, lie left, the next morning, and, when he had been gone 
about half an hour, three Indians came along, and went the same way 
which Smith had gone. As they passed Church's house they behaved 
insolently, throwing stones and using insulting language. They were 
known to the English, having been employed as laborers among them 
in Dorchester, and had said they belonged to King Philip. These In- 
dians, on overtaking Smith, killed him for some little effects which he 
had about him, and his body was found " near the sawmill" in Ded- 
ham soon after. Search was then made for the three Indians; it being 
suspected that they were the murderers. They were in a few days 
found and taken into custody. At their trial but one of them was 
found guilty, and he was executed on the gallows on Boston Common. 
After the execution his head was cut off and set upon the gallows, 
where it was remaining at least five years afterwards. This Indian 
was the son of Matoonas, Sachem of the clan of Nipmuks living at 
Pakachoog. Of him there will be occasion to say more hereafter. 
It was remarked by the best historian of that age, that this son of 
Matoonas, *' being vexed in his mind that the design against the English, 
intended to begin [in] 1671, did not take place, out of mear malice and 
spight against them, slew an Englishman travelling along the road." ♦ 

(To be Continued.) 

* Hubbard. Narrative, p. 7. 

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1868.] BirthSy Marriages^ and Deaths in Hartford^ Ct 173 


Contained in the volume lettered " Original Distribution of the Town of 
Hartford {Ct.) among the Settlers, 1639." 

[Traiucribed by Lucius M. Bolt wood of Amherst, CorrespondiDg Member of Hist. 

and Gen. Society.] 

Page 1. 

Mary Smith daughter of After Smith was bom Febuary the one 

thousand six hundreih for[ty] & fewer. 

John Pratt sunn of William Pratt was borne Febua[ry] the twenty & 
three one thousand six hundreth forty & fo[ur] 

Abigail Kelsea, daughter of William Kellsea, was bor[ne] Aprell the 
nineteenth one thousand six hundreth forty & [ ] 

Daniel Steel sunn of John Steel was borne Aprell the twen[ty] nyne in 
the yeare of o»" Lord one thousand six hundreth forty & fifue] Received 
Nou' [ ] 1646. 

Mary Lawes daughter of William Lawes Junio^^ was borne sixth of May 
one thousand six hundreth forty 6i fiue. 

Elizabeth Wadsworth daughter of William Wadswor[th] was borne 
May y« seuenteenth one thousand six hundr[ed] forty & fiue. 

Sara Gibbines daughter of William Gibenes was b[orn] August the 
seuentene one thousand six hundreth forty & [ ] 

Loues Standla daughter of Timothy Standla was b[om] August twenty 
and three one thousand six hundreth forty dc [ ] 

Elisabeth Baysa daughter of John .Baysa was baptised Augu[st] the 
twenty and three, one thousand six hundreth forty dc fiue. 

John Blomfilld sun of William Blomfilld was baptised August the twenty 
& three, one thousand six hfindreth forty & fi[ue] 

Mary Bunc daughter of Thomas Bunc was borne Septm seuenten one 
thousand six hundreth forty & fi[ue] 

Joseph Whightting sun of M»" William Whightting was borne abought 
October the seckond, one thousand six hundreth forty 6c fiue. 

Samiwell Patreck sunn of Patreck was borne October the fifteneth 

one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Jacob Whight sun of John Whight was borne October the eyghten (?) 
one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Samewell Andrews sun of William Andrewes was borne October 
twenty* one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Samiwell Addams sun of Jerrymy Adams was baptised November the 
twenty & three one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Page 2. 

Elisabeth Allcock daughter of Thomas Allcock was baptised Deem the 
seuenth one thousand six hundreth forty & three 

Isack Bruncson sun of John Bronsun was baptised Decem the seuenth, 
one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Daniel Hubberd sunn of George Hubbard was baptised tho seuenth of 
Desem one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

John Peck sunn of Paul Peck was borne Deem the twenty & two one 
thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Thomas Bur sunn of Beniamin Bur was borne the twenty & sixth of 
Jenniary one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue 

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174 BirthSf MarricLges^ and Deaths in Hartford^ Ct [April, 

Hanna Kicharell daughter of Samiwell Kecherell was bom the forth of 
Junary one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

Elizabeth Samford daughter of Robbard Samford was borne Febuaiy 
the nynetenth one thousand six hundredth forty ^ fiue. 

Debory Barttlett daughter of Roberd Bartlett was baptised March the 
eyghteth one thousand six hundreth forty 6^ fiue. 

Mabel I Haynes daughter of Ma' John Haynes Esq^ was borne March 
the ninetenth one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue 

John Roott sunn of Thomas Rotte was borne the tenth of June one 
thousand six hundreth forty & six 

Thorn Siilden sun of Thomas Silldin was baptised August y® thirtieth 
one thousand six hundreth forty & fiue. 

John Whittmore sun of Thomas Whitmore was baptised Septem the 
sixth one thousand forty & six. [nc] 

Eli[sabeth] Keerbe daughter of John Keerbe [was ] the 

eaighten (or eaighteth?) of September one thousand six hundreth forty & 

Page 3. 

John Andrewes sunn of Francis Andrewes was baptised Sepm. the 
twenty and seuen on thousand six hundreth forty and six 

Joseph Stone, sunn of Mr. Samwell Stone was baptised (October the 
eaigteneth one thousand six huhdreeth forty and six. 

Samiwell Wadsworth sun of William Wadsworth was bapti[sed] Octobr. 
the twentyth one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Samiwell Wrislea, sun of Richard Wrislea was baptised November the 
first one thousand six hundred forty and six. 

Samiwell Holten, sun of William Holten was baptised Novem^ the 
first one thousand six hundred forty and six. 

John Felowes, sunn of Richard Felowes was baptised Novem' the first 
one thousand six hundreth forty and six. • 

Thomas Merrells son of Thomas Meeriels was baptised Nov' the first 
one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Mary Olmsted daughter of Nicholas Olmsted was borne Noumb^ the 
twenteth one thousand six hundreth forty & six. 

Mary Steell, daughter of John Steel Jun^ was borne Nov' the twentith 
one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Mary Catteling was baptised Novemi^ the twenty and ninth one thousand 
six hundred forty and six. 

Philip Lawes sun of Will. Lawes Jun^ was baptised Desem the thertenth 
' one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Pheabe Disborow, daughter of Nicholas Disborow was baptised Desem 
20^^ one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Bazelels Tomsun daughter of Thomas Tomsun was baptised Jeneuary 
the scuntenth one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Joseph Marsh, sunn of John Marsh was baptised Jeneuary the twenty 
and forth one thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Daniel Garrod, sunn of Daniel Garrod was baptised Jeneuary the 
twenty and forth one thousand six hundred forty and six. 

Page 4. 

Ruth Judg, daughter of Thomas Judg and Sara Coll, daughter of John 
Coll, both of Farmington ware baptised on Feabruary y« seuenth one 
thousand six hundreth forty and six. 

Sara Crow, daughter of John Crow was borne March the first in the 
yeare of c Lord one thousand six hundred forty and six-z^^^^i^ 

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1868.] Letter of Rev. Jona. Parsons of Newburyport. 176 

Joseph Stanten, sunn of Thomas Stanten was haptysed March the 
twenty one in the yeare of o' Lord one thousand six hundred forty and 

Samiwell Ellmer sun of Edword Ellmer was baptised March the 
twenty and one in the yeare of o^ Lord one thousand six hundreth forty 
and six. 

Sara Hulberd, daughter of William Hullberd was borne y^ tenth of 
July one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen 

Samewell Bloumfild sun of William Blomfilld was borne July the 
twellth one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Samewell Gridla, sun of Thomas Gridla was born y« twenty and fifth 
ofNouer 1647. 

Abriham Brunson was baptised Noum the twenty and eaight one thou* 
sand six hundreth forty and seuen. ^ 

Stuen Kellsa sunn of William Kellsa was baptised Nouem' the seuenth 
one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Sara Whilmore daughter of John Whitmore was born Desem the six- 
tenth one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 
(To be Continued.) 


MiDDLETOWK, COHN., DcC. 12, 1857. 

My DbaA Sib : — I herewith send yon, for insertion in your " Genealogical Reg- 
ister," a letter written at Kewbaryport, Mass., October 20, 1769, by the Rev. Jonathan 
Parsons to his son, Samuel H. Larsons of Lyme, Conn., giving his reminiscences of 
family history, which may, peril aps, interest some of his descendants. I give the whole 
letter, verbatim et literatim. Yon can publish what you please. I am 

Very respectfully yours, &c., 

Samukl Holdbn Pabsoitb. 
Dear child : 

I am glad to hear hy yours of y« first & 10*^ Instant y^ your health ia 
restored 9 & pray God to give y* a heart to serve him in newness bf Spirit. 
Sorry am I to find y« Ch*" are thrown into Confusion, & y« more so, as I 
understand much of y« Controversy is whether y« Children of those 
Parents who do not come to y« Lord's Table shall be baptized or not ? 
My Judgement is yt no minister or Ch'' has a right to deny Baptism to 
those Children whose Parents openly profess good principles &^ lead a 
moral life, even tho' they do not come to y« Lord's Table. &1 am very 
sorry D' Bellamy & others have stirred up Strife ab^ y^ Matter. I think 
they may be easily answered, and were I a minister in your Colony I 
believe I should think it my duty to enter y« List. I am persuaded if the 
Seperatists from Mr Edwards had an able Leader, MrTldwards must 
either be convinced or removed. Mr. Bird is not his Match 6^ perhaps 
those y^ seperate do not desire him if he was. I should be loth to stand 
in a special connection with a particular Church that goes into y^ new 
Scheme. The like controversy gave great disturbance to y^ protestant . 
Church about 150 years ago, but was happily calmed by some able Pens. 

You write y^ one Samuel Parsons from Martinico desires to know from 
w< part of England our Ancestors came. I will tell you as near as my 
Memory enables me, (as I have no records of the matter but what I 
heard from my Parent.) I suppose my Great Grandfather Parsons came 
from Great*Torrington about 20 or 80 miles from Tiverton, and not far 
from Exeter. He came over and brought my Grandfather Benjamin 
Parsons and other children about 130 years ago, perhaps 140. I believe 

176 Letter of Rev. Jona. Parsons of Newburyport, [April, 

y« Record of my Great Grandfather and Grandfather might he found 
either at Great Torrington or Tiverton, & by y* means it might he known 
whether we & Saniuel Parsons are descended from one Stock. My 
great Grandfather Marshfield came from Exeter, and brought my Grand- 
father when he was ah' 4 years oIQ. My Grandfather Marshfield^s 
name, I think was Samuel, and my great Grandfather^s name Josiah ; 
They came over about the same time with my great Grandfather Parsons 
and his family. I should be glad if the history of the famihes could be 
traced back as far as those y^ first came over, for it might be of service 
to some of their Descendants. 

My love to my children and grand children & am your careful Father 
Newbury Port, Oct'. 20. 1769. J. Parsons, 

(addressed) Samuel H. Parsons Esq, 
Lyme, • 

Benjamin Parsons, the gmndfather of the Rev. Jonathan Parsons, mar* 
ried Sarah Vore, October 6, 1653, the daughter of Richard Vore of 
Windsor, Conn., and died in Springfield, Mass., August 24, 1689. [See 
Gen. Reg., Vol. I., for July, p. 269.] 

Samuel Marshfield (the maternal grandfather of the Rev. Jona. Parsons) 
was the son of Thomas Marshfield, who is mentioned in 1640 as an 
owner of lands in Windsor, Conn., but removed from Windsor about 
1642. His son, Samuel Marshfield, married, March 16, 1651, Hester 
Wright, the daughter of Deacon Samuel Wright, who settled in Spring* 
field, Dec. 12, 1639, and had children : Sarah, d. May, 1653 ; Mary, b. 
June 10, 1653 ; Thomas, b. Sept. 6, 1654 ; Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1656 ; 
Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1661, m. Joseph Bedortha, July 24, 1634. 

Hester, the wife of Samuel Marshfield, died at Springfield, April 3, 
1664, in childbed, leaving a daughter, Abilene, b. April 2, 1664, who m. 
Thomas Gilbert, Aug. 15, 1686. And on the 28th Dec, 1664, Samuel 
Marshfield m. for his 2d wife, Mrs. Catherine Gilbert (the widow of 
Thomas Gilbert), by whom he had four children, viz. : 

1. Josiah, b. Sept. 29, 1655 ; m. Rachel Gilbert, Sept. 22, 1686. 

2. Hester, b. Sept. 6, 1667 ; m. Ephraim Cotton, March 26, 1685. 

3. A child stillborn, Nov. 17, 1669. 

4. Margaret, b. Dec. 3, 1670 ; m. Ebenezer Parsons of Springfield, 
the father of the Rev. Jonathan Parsons. [See Gen. Reg., Vol. I., p. 270.] 

Mrs. Catherine Gilbert, the 2d wife of Samuel Marshfield, was the 
daughter of Deacon Samuel Chapin, who removed from Braintree to 
Springfield before the year 1643. She m., in 1646, Nathaniel Bliss of 
Springfield, son of Thomas Bliss of Hartford, by whom she had four 
children. She became a widow ; and, July 3, 1655, m. Thomas Gilbert, 
who removed from Windsor to Springfield about 1655, Jan. 30, by whom 
she had four children, and again became a widow ; and in 1664 m. Sam- 
uel Marshfield for her 3d husband, by whom she had four children, as 
above mentioned. 

Samuel Marshfield frequently represented the town of Springfield as a 
deputy to the General Court, and held many important offices. He died 
at Springfield about 1692. His son, Josiah Marshfield, on the 23d Dec, 
1692, presented an inventory of his estate before the Hon. John Pynchon, 
Esq., Judge of the Probate of Wills, which is recorded at Northampton, 
Mass., Vol. III., p. 3. 

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Remarks on Currency and Banking ; having reference to the present 
Derangement of the Circulating Medium in the United States. By 
Nathan Apfleton. Third Edition. With an Appendix. Boston: 
1857- 8vo., pp. 63. 

[Pmpavedl for tlM Janaacy number of the RegiBtor, but «m orowded out by othar matter.] 

Mr. Appleton's pamphlet was published, id a first edition, in 1841, just as the country 
was beginning to recover from the great pressure of 1837. That work was widely cir- 
calated, and probably yery extensively read, and therefore, had we space, it would not 
be necessary now to go into any analysis of its contents. 

There has been a great deal written, and our newspapers have literally teemed with 
** Causes of the Revulsion in Financial Affairs," and under similar captions ; but the 
ml cause of the present depression may be set forth in a few words. It is solelv owing to 
the credit syatem ; at the bottom of whidi lies banking. Hence it is very hara for any 
one in the banking interest to set forth the real share which banks have in causing the 
troubles in question. There is, therefore, much mystification in nearly every attempt of 
a bank writer to explain the difficulty. By bank accomtnodations people can go on and 
mami&ctHre, import goods, and build palaces, until there are five, ten, twenty, &c. 
times as many goods, nooses, &c. &c. at cost value, as there is money in the country to 

Ey lor them. Every man in any way engaged in business of the wholesale kmd, 
ows, or woukl know this on a few moments' reflection. The more extensive a man's 
business, the more easy he can get credit, so long as he promptly meets his eng^age- 
ments. He gradually gets into the credit of various banks and firms, and borrows of 
one to pay the other, until his expenses and discounts swallow all his profits. Then the 
day in not fiir off in which he must fail ; and his failure brings with it others ; numerous, 
Mr otherwise, according as his business is extended. 

Memorials of the Chaunceys^ including President Chauncey^ his AnceS' 
tors and Descendants^ By William Chauncey Fowler. Boston : 
1858. 8vo., pp. 304. 

This work is an enlaigement of the account of Channcy given in the Register. The 
additions are many and important, and have involved long and untiring research of 
gentlemen every way capable of making it worthy of the subject. In the closing por- 
tion of his preface, me Editor (Prof. Fowler) mentions several gentlemen of the Chann* 
cey Family who have promoted the undertaking ; but from wnat we know of two of 
them, namely, Nathaniel Chauncey, Esq. of Philadelphia, and William Chauncey, Esq. 
of New York, he could with much propriety have given these gentlemen a more con- 
spicuous place, as the prime movers in the matter ; the former for his long and exten- 
sive research in England as well as America, and the latter for his liberality in obliging 
the world with one of the most important genealogical works which has yet appeared. 
But the Editor has no doubt said all they would aUow him to say in those regards, as 
tihey are gentlemen who do a good work for the act itself, and not for any praise from 

Some may think Mr. Fowler has rather overloaded some parts of Ids work from the 
learned lore of the early days of the Chaunceys in this country. But every one must, 
we think, acknowledge, that he has given us a volume of great interest and value. The 
several tabular folding pedigrees of dififerent branches of the family add very much to 
the ralue of the work. And as to the mechanical part, — that is very beautiful, as all 
the work from Messrs. Dutton & Son's press is, when they are allowed sufiicient latitude 
for the purpose. 

A Historical and Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Timothy 
Roclnoood. Bom in Medway^ July 5, 1727. Died in Holliston^ 
Feb, 21, 1806. Compiled from Authentic Sources. By £. L. Rock- 
wooD. Boston : 1856. 12mo., pp. 146. Index, &c. 5. 

The writer of tiie Rockwood Genealogy has chosen an admirable motto for his title- 
page — ** Children's children care the crown of old men ; and <he glory of children an 
their fathers." Protwrfts, 17: «. 

It is rather singular tiiat this family traces no farther back than 1695. It may be 

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owiiifc to the chanjfc of Daino ; for this author tells us that " the Rockwoods, dnrio^ the 
last part of the 16th and the first part of the 17th centuries, were called Bockets. Their 
names were pronounced Rocket and written Rocket in the old records/' He begins 
with a Samuel Rocket, but in a note sars the father and mother of this Samuel were 
John and Bethiaof Mcdfield. ''This Samuel/' he continues, ''was bom a Rocket, 
lived a Rocket, but died a Rockwood." For aught we know to the contrary. Rocket 
may be as legitimate a surname as Rockwood. 

'This record of the Rockwood Family is a yaluable accession to our New England 
Genealogies. It is printed in an intelligible manner, though we think not in the most 
approved form for such records. Its only references are by generations. In bo small a 
book, this can be managed without much loss of time ; but it would be a serious defect 
in an extensive work. 

All persons engaged in compiling Genealogies for pnblicatioo might yerj profitably 
consult the pages of the New £ng. Hist. & Gen. Register. In it they will see almost 
eyery mode of drawing up such work, and be able easily to choose those most expe- 
rienced in such labors. 

A Genealogical Chart of the Descendants of Gregory Dexter. By S. C. 
Newman, Member of the R. I. Historical Society, and Genealogical 
Secretary of the Blackstone Monument Association. Providence: 

The above title is partly our own ; the sheet contatiiiBg the Dexter Genealogy, not 
having a special title. From the valuable information contained in the chart before us 
we learn that Gregory Dexter was bom at Olney, County of North-Hampton, England, 
in 1610 ; that he was aprinter in London, but gave up tnat business and came to New 
England with Roger Williams in 1644; that while a printer in London he printed for 
Mr. Williams his Indian Dictionary, [Key into the Indian Language.] Settling in 
Providence, Mr. Dexter became a preacher, and was the fourth Pastor of the FuBt Bap- 
tist Church there. He died in the ^ear 1700. The Christian name of his wife was 
Abigail, but her surname is not given. Mr< Dexter had children, Stephen, 1647 ; 
James, 1650; John, 1652; Abigail 1655; and Peleg, 1658. 

What this Chart or Table contains, is yery clearly laid down, but there are some 
important omissions. It does not show who any of toe individuals married ; nor is the 
month or day of month of birth or death given. Indeed the Author's plan could not 
well admit tnem. If he had taken the ancient legal method, ^ which is unquestionably 
the best which has yet been devised for a Chart,) all these omissions could have been 
inserted in a space not more extensive than the tacts on this sheet require. 

We are heartily glad that Rhode Island has so able a genealogist in the field as Mr. 
Newman has shown himself to be, but it is our opinion be would satisfy himself and 
friends better, if he should adopt another plan for the display of his genealogical infor- 

History of the Town of Dorchester ^ Massachusetts. By a Committee of 
the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. No. 7. Boston : 
1868. 8vo. 

This number of the History of Dorchester carries the work to 4S6 pagei. It is one 
of the most interesting of the series, and we hope the Publisher will not feel obliged to 
close the volume, so long as matter of so much interest remains to be had. The His- 
tory of the Schools of that town is thoroughly gone into in the present part, and should 
interest every one in New England, as we have no doubt it would, could it be brought 
to the knowledge of all. This paper alone ought to ensure a place for the History of 
Dorchester in cvexy School Library in New England. 

A Genealogical History of the Rice Family : Descendants of Deacon 
Edmund Rice^ who came from Berkhamstead^ England^ and settled at 

Sudbury y Massachusetts^ in 163&-1639; with an Index By Andrbw 

Henshaw Ward, A. M., Member of the New Eng. Historical and 
Gen. Soc., &c. 6ic. ^. Boston : 1858. 8vo., pp. 379. 

Among our ablest, best qualified, and most industrious genealogists is the Author of 
the book before us. To recommend a work coming from his hand would be a labor of 
supererogation. What has been remarked respecting the Genealogical woric on the 
Cushman Family applies well to this, with the exception of the numbering for refetence 
from one individual to another, and the want of the means to designate tM geosimtioiis. 

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la all matters of reference, the Cushman genealogy is perfect. Mr. Ward has nnm- 
bered his fiimilies. This we do not think important. 

The Rice Family is beantifully printed, while it is at the same time economically 
printed ; and shows at once that the printers, Messrs. Datton, have experienced and 
careful men who not only superintend their work properly, but also that those employed 
by them are masters of their business. If the paper used was fully equal to the typog- 
raphy^ there would hare been little indeed to complaimof. 

The Life and Times of Alexander Hamilton, By Samuel M. Smuckee, 
A. JW., Author of " The Court and Reign of Catherine II.," " Emperor 
Nicholas I.," " Memorable Events in French History," etc. Boston 
and Chicago: 1857. Pp.408. 

At this distance from the closing scenes of the life of Alexander Hamilton, his course 
ought to be yiewed by his biographer without bias or prejudice ; but it is veir difficult, 
if not impossible for any of us entirely to free ourselves from the influence of our early 
impressions. We have been taught to yiew Hamilton as a saint, and Aaron Burr as the 
impersonation of Satan himself. This view of the two men is undoubtedly wrong. The 
one was not so faultless as is generally imagined, nor the other so wicked as to prevent 
a rational inquiry into his motives and his actions. It may be safely said diat if Ham- 
ilton had killed Burr in the fatal duel, the world would now look upon the two charac- 
ters in an almost reversed relation. Time softens asperities, but time will not blot out 
the wrongs of one man towards another. 

Our Author has gpven us a readable and authentic narrative of the Life of Hamilton, 
but we are rather of the opinion that he has claimed a little too much for him, notwith- 
standing his intention of strict partiality. We readily allow that it is much easier to 
make a saint of Hamilton than of Burr, while we do not believe that either of them 
had very strong claims to that character. 

Messrs. Crown & Co. have published their work in a very handsome manner, and 
aecompanied it with a fine portrait of Hamilton. 

The Genealogy of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans^ hy the 
names of Adams^ Bullard^ Holbrooke Rockwood^ Sanger^ Wood^ 
Crrout^ Goulding^ and TwitchelL By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M., 
Member of the N. E. Historical and Gen. Society. Boston : 1857. 
8vo., pp. 355. 

' If Mr. Morse's remuneration is equal to his industry, it will be greatly to the credit of 
die numerous families for which he has labored so incessantly, and so successfully. It 
is a mystery to those acquainted with Mr. Morse, how he can possibly find time to per- 
form so much labor ; labor requiring the closest application, and the minutest scrutiny 
into conflicting statements, and examinations of fiecords often made by incompetent 
persons, and imperfect in Uiemselves. 

The volume before us is almost entirely made up of names and dates ; therefore if 
there are errors in it, that ought to surprise no one ; and we apprehend they should 
rather wonder there are so few. The work is illustrated with a large number of well 
executed lithographic portraits. 

In his future works on Genealogy, we hope Mr. Morse will adopt the universally 
q>proyed method of putting them together, so often recommended in the Register. 

Oration^ Poem^ Speeches^ Chronicles^ 4*^., at the Dedication of the 
Maiden Town Hall. On Thursday Evening, October 29th, 1857. 
Maiden : 1857. Pp. 52. 

The Oration on this occasion was by Gilbert Haven, Esq ; the Poem by Br. John L. 
Sulliyan, and the Chronicles bv C. C. P. Moody, Esq. Ttie Orator took a wide range 
in his remarks ; from Plymouth Kock to the Pyramids of Egypt. After the Poem, Idr. 
Wm. A. Richardson made some appropriate home remarks, as did several others. But 
Mr. Mood/s " Chronicles " must have set gravity at defiance. If any one doubts our 
opinion, let him procure a. copy of this curious pamphlet and decide for himself. 

Proceedings of the KHhoum Historical and Genealogical Society. 
1857. 8?o., pp. 4. 

This Associ^on continues its activity, and judging from the *' Proceedings" of the 
late meeting ki "* Kilboum Honse," in the town of Milton, Ct., it was as intereeting aa 
any of its predecessor!. 

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Charlemant as a Plantation. — An Historical Discourse at the Centennial 
Anniversary of the Death of Moses Rice^ the first Settler of the Toiwi, 
delivered at Charlemont^ Mass,^ June II ^ 1855. By Joseph White. 
Boston : 1858. 8vo., pp. 48. 

The town of Charlemont has done a good act in taking ^e occasion of the death of 
its first Settler to have that eveift dol j commemorated bj a Discoorse. This Disoonrse 
aiyes a rery excellent outline of the History of the towa, which was settled hj Moses 
Rice in the Spring of 1743, and portrays in a clear and forcible manner the hardships 
to which the early settlers of the towns in New England were exposed. 

Mr. White has been unable to ascertain from what dreomstance the town received 
the name of Charlemont. Can an^ of our readers inform him 1 It was doabtless so 
named from a place of that name in Ireland or in France. Probably from that in the 
fonner ooontry. 

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge^ for the 
year 1858. Boston : 1857. 12mo., pp. 376. 

The Proprietors and Publishers of this yaluable, or we should rather say invaluable 
annual, contrive to keep it in a reasonably sized volume, and yet comprehensive enough 
for all practical purposes. It is an important recommendation to the American 
Almanac, that it progresses without any considerable ch&nge of its important features. 

An Address delivered at West Springfield^ August 25, 1856. On occa- 
sion of the lOOth Anniversary of the Ordination of the Rev. Joseph 
Lathrop^ D, D, By William B. Spragub, D. D., his Colleague and 
Successor in the Pastoral Office. With an Appendix. Springfield, 
Mass. : 1856. 8vo., pp. 101. 

This effort of Dr. Sprague is exceedingly interesting, and as eloquent as it is intar- 
esting. About half of the pamphlet is occupied by the Appendix, chiefly in giving the 
proceedings of the occasion. Much valuable information was elicited from the various 
speakers, among whom were the Rev. Dr. Yermilye, Bev. Mr. Hawks, Mr. Wm. M. 
Iiathrop, Rev. John Woodbridge, Bev. Erastus Hopkins, Rev. Dr. Osgood, Bev. A. A. 
Wood, Rev. Dr. Davis, Prof. Fowler, Rev. Henry M. Field, Judge Terry, &c. 

A Sermon^ in Tujo Parts^ delivered on the Sahhathy June 28, 1856. Hie 
close of the bOth year of his Ministry^ as Pastor of the First Church 
and Parish in Hingham^ by Joseph Richardson. Htngbam : 1856. 
8vo., pp. 48. 

In this very excellent Discourse, we have a notice of the predecessors of Mr. Rich- 
ardson. Four only had been settled over that Church before him. Their names were 
Peter Hobart, John Norton, Ebeneser Gay, and Henry Ware. Mr. R. vras ordained in 
1806. Hence, in the fifty years now closed, he could say, as he does towards the end 
lOf his Sermon, — " Few remain in life with me to remember that day." 

In the course of Mr. Richardson's time he has published a large number of Sermons 
and other tracts, and we hope to see a complete collection of them in the library of the 
N. England, &c. Society; of which Society he is a member. 

Report of the Industrial Exhibition held in the Town of Walthamy 
Mass.^ Sept. 24, 1859. Boston : 1857. 8vo., pp. 79. 

This is an exceedingly neat performance in all respects. The title of the woi^ is a 
sufficient indication of what its contents are, and the names of the superintending Com- 
mittee are good assurance that all parts were well performed. These gentlemen were 
J. B. Bright, Thomas Hill and Josiah Ratter. Mr. Banks, our present able Governor, 
was the principal speaker on the occasion. 

The New Jersey Historical Society has issued Proposals to publish, 
" on the obtainment of a sufficient number of Subscribers," the 5th Vol. of its Collec- 
.tions. To contain " An Analytical Index to the Colonial Documents of New Jeney, 
sn the State Paper Offices of England ; with Notes and Explanations and additional 

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1868.3 Letter of Oen. Warren. 181 

References to Mannscripts in other depositories, by. Wm. A. Whitehead, Corresponding 
SecretaiT of the Society." 

This Circalar contains a specimen of the manner in which the yolome is to be exe- 
cuted. Jud^fing by this, the work cannot fail to be one of great value, and of interest 
to many besides the inhabitants of New Jersey. The volume will contain about 600 
pages, and be afforded at three dollars. But a small edition will be printed. 

History of Cape Cod. 

The Rev. Frederick Freeman, of Sandwich, is engaged npon an elaborate work, the 
title of which we learn is to be "The Annals of Barnstable County, and its several 
Towns, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Fastham, Harwich, Chatham, Falmouth, 
Trnro, Provincetown, Wellfleet, Dennis, Orleans and Brewster, including the District 
of Maxsbpee." Any one will readily perceive, that Mr. Freeman has upon his hands 
work enough for the present ; but we are happy to learn from him that he has his 
work in a forward state, and is desirous to begin to print in a short time. 

New England Society of Quincy^ Illinois, 

The 22d of December last was appropriately observed by the New England people, 
residents of the flourishing ci^ of Qnincy. The supper, speeches and music, were, 
ju^ing from the reports, all of a hi^h order. Upwards of three hundred were assembled 
at me Qnincy House on the occasion. The festivity was closed with dancing, which 
was probably kept up till a pretty earbt hour ; fbr a reporter said the next day, " they 
were d«nf,ing then, for ought he knew. 


Cambeidge 24 April 1775 
In Cpmmittee of Congress 

The Committee of Congress have paid due attention to the Proposal of 
his Excellency to the Inhabitants of Boston & the Vote of the Town 
consequent thereto. 

We cannot but commend the Generosity & Clemency of his Excel- 
lences Disposition wh: inclines him to such a proposal, and approve the 
Wisdom of the Town in readily accepting the terms proposed, — respect- 
ing the poor Inhabitants of Boston, we cannot but repeat our advice that 
the Committee of Donations would employ the monies lodged in their 
Hands to facilitate their Removal ; and when apprized of the time allowed 
for the departure of our suffering Brethren from the devoted Metropolis, 
we shall not fail to lend them our best assistance, by recommending to our 
friends in the Country to furnish Habitations to the unhappy fugitives on 
the lowest terms ; respecting those who incline to seek a retreat in the 
Town of Boston, we shall exert our best Endeavours that they may pass 
with their Effects without Injury or Molestation. 

We are Gentlemen 
with great Esteem & 
Your most obedient Humble Servant 

To the Selectmen, and other respectable 
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston 

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Marriages and Deaths. 




Dudley, Mr. Elbridge Gerry, to Miss 
Martha A., third daa. of the late Stephen 
Child, Esq., 19 Nov. 1857, by the Rev. 
E. £. Hale, all of Boston. 

Edgerlt, Mr. Norman F., to Miss Mary 
Emma, eldest dan. of the lato Alexander 
Gibbs, SlJan., by the Bev. D. M. Gra- 
ham, all of New York. 

Fillmore, Hon. Millard (late President 
of the United States, and Honorary Vice- 
President of the N. England Historical, 
ftc. Society), to Mrs. Caroline C. Mc- 
intosh of Albany, at Albany, 10 Feb. 

Putnam, Schuyler, Esq., (only snryiving 
grandson of Gen. Israel Initnam,) of 
Elyria, Ohio, to Mrs. Demafoot of Oo- 
▼er, O., 6 Dec. 1857, at Jamestown, 
Chatanqne Co., N. Y., by the Rey. J. W. 

Sanborm, Joseph H., M. D., to Miss Han- 
nah M. Moody of Gilmanton, 8 Oct. 
1857, at Concord, by the Rey. Jacob 
Sanborn, father of the bridegrroom. 

Whitmore, Mr. J. W., to Miss Lizetta E. 
Lane, Aug. 1857, at Hampden, Me., by 
the Rey. Joseph Whitmore. 

Whitmore, Capt Parker M., to Miss 
Mary E. Blair, both of Richmond, Me., 
1 Dec. 1857. 


Abbott, Mr. Herman, Andoyer, 2 Feb., 
SB. 86 yrs. 1 1 mos. 

Aldbn, Capt. Amasa, Dedham, 7 Dec., 
«. 86. 

Alobr, Mr. Abiel, Winchendon, 24 Jan., 
SB. 85 yrs. 7 mos. 

Akdrews, Mr. Daniel, New Salem, 7 
Dec., SB. 85. He had lived with his wife 
(still sunriying) sixty yean. 

Arbo, Mr. Jonathan, Fozcroft, Me., I 
Aug., IS. 85. 

Bailet, Dea. Josiah, Fitehbnrg, 5 Jan., 
SB. 89 yrs. 11 moe.; formerly of Town- 

Bblkkap, Andrew Eliot, Esq., Boston, 25 
Jan., SB. 78. He was son of the Rey. 
Jeremy Belknap, the eminent historian; 
also fond of historical studies, and fre- 
quently made communications relatiye to 
past men and things in Boston to the news- 
papers, which he signed " Boston Boy." 

Bewjamiit, Mrs, Catharine, North Adams, 
S8Jan., n. 71. 

BinifET, Mrs. Lydia, E. Cambridge, 23 
Jan., SB. 84 yrs. 5 mos. ; widow of the late 
Benjamin Binney. 

Blake, William, Wobnm, 1 Feb. He was 
bom in Boston, 26 Feb. 1776, son of 
James and Eliiabeth, and was a lineal 

descendant, in the sixth generation, from 
William and Agnes Blake, who settled 
in Dorchester in 1630. He died sud- 
denly, in consequence of an injary re- 
ceiyea by a fall fiye days preyious, and 
was inteired in Boston. 

Bradford, Mr. Isaac, Woonsocket, R. I., 
5 Jan., in his 74th year; formerly of 
Plympton, Ms. 

Brown, Mr. Josiah, Bennington, Yt., 20 
Jan., in his 92d year. 

Butler, Mr. Charles Paxton, Charleston, 
S. C, 16 Jan., ae. 93 ; a native of Bos- 
ton, but for 70 years a resident of C. 

Carpenter, Miss Anna Banks, Keene, N. 
H., 9 Jan., ae. 86. 

Cathell, James, Rochester, 24 Jan., ao. 
78 yrs. 8 mos. 

Chadwick, Mrs. Abigail, Hopkinton, N. 
H., 21 Jan., ae. 93 yrs. 7 mos. 

Chandler, Mrs. Margaret, Hopkinton, N. 
H., 21 Noy., ae. 81 ; widow of the late 
Josiah Chandler. 

Child, Stephen, Esq., Boston, 3 Feb. 1857, 
ae. 69 yrs. 1 1 mos. 

Childs, Mr. Dayid, New Salem, 13 Jan., 
ae. 97. 

Chipman, Capt. Ward, Salem, 20 Jan., ae. 
78 yrs. 5 mos. 

Cleveland, Mr. Ezra, Edgerton, 9 Aug., 
ae. 81. 

Cobb, Mrs. Rebecca B., Dorchester, at the 
residence of her son, Moses G. Cobb, Esq., 
15 Jan., ae. 60. 

Coffin, Mrs. Sophronia Richards, Brook- 
line, 18 Jan., ae. 54 ; wife of Capt. George 

CoLBURN, Mrs. Catharine S., Groton, 15 
Jan., SB. 77 yrs. 7 mos. 15 days; wiilow 
of the late Calyin Colbum of Boston. 
She was the last and youngest of eleven 
children of Isaac and Mary (Lawrence) 
Lakin of Groton. 

Cook, Mr. Zebedee, Framingham, 24 Jan., 
SB. 72; formerly an enterprising citizen 
of Boston. He was a natiye of New- 
buryport, where he was born 11 Jan. 
1786. He came to reside in Boston in 
1810. Several years he seryed in the 
Legislature. In 1 838 he removed to New 
York. Last summer he took up his resi- 
dence in Framingham, having retired 
from active bnsiness. — Ikahf AavertUer. 

Crane, Larra, Esq., South Boston, 4 Feb., 
SB. 73 yrs. 10 mos.; a well known citizen. 
He had been in the Common Council 
from Ward 3, 1830~2, and in the Board 
of Aldermen in 1842 and 1844. 

Curtis, Joseph, Esq., Jamaica Plain, 15 
Feb., SB. 86 yrs. 6 mos. "Few men 
have passed through life more honor- 
ably, and few leave oehind them a more 
unblemished reputation." qqTp 


Marriages and Deaths. 


BxAH, Mn. Sarah A., Boxbury, 27 Jan., 
SB. 76 ; widow of the late Wm. S. Dean, 

Bbarborit, Mr. Reuben L., Nashua, N. H.. 
24 Oct. ; a soldier of the war of 1812. 

DBOJLir, Mr. Patrick^ Portland, Me., 19 

Oct, SB. 100; a native of Ireland. 
DosMON, Mr. John, Newburyport, 25 Dec., 
«. 94 yrs. 6 mos. 

Drakb, Mrs. Eunice, Fiskdale, 30 Jan., 
tt, 79; wife of Mr. Simeon Drake, for- 
merly of fiaston. 

DuHHAM, Mrs. Mary Ann, South Boston, 
16 Feb., 86. 61 ; widow of the late Josiah 
Dunlvun, Esq., and dan. of Capt Wm. 
Elmes, deceased. 

Edgbrlt, Joseph, Esq., Epping, N. H., 
28 Oct., SB. 91. He was many years a 
member of the Legislature of that State. 

Sterbtt, Mr. William, Everettville, 7 
Dec., SB. 92 yrs. 7 mos. William, Josh- 
ua and Rhoda Everett, with an adopted 
S'rl, were the only children of their 
ther's fajnilv. They always lived with- 
in a few miles of each other. Joshua 
died in Feb. 1R51, as. 84: Rhoda in 1853, 
m. 83 ; Mrs. Whitney, their adopted sis- 
ter, in Oct. 185t, SB. 92 ; William as be- 
fore mentioned. Their united ages were 
332 years. 

FiLLBBRoww, Mrs. Mary, Watertown, 
Dec. 1857, le. 79; widow of Mr. John 

FoLSOM, Martha J., Cambridge, 15 Jan., 
se. 16 yrs. 5 mos. ; only dan. of Nathaniel 
Folsom of Gilmanton, N. H. 

FoOTB, Mrs. Mary Wilder, Salem, 24 Dec, 
se. 47 yrs. 12 days, wife of Hon. Caleb F. 

Gale, Mrs. Anna, Hopkinton, N. H., 22 
Dec, SB. 78 ; a native of Amesbnry, Ms. 

6iB80ir, Mr. Joseph, Great Barrington. 25 
Jan., in his 84th year. 

GoLDTHWAiT, Mr. Luthcr, Salem, 11 Oct., 
SB. 71 yrs. 9 mos. 

Grafton, Rev. Benjamin C, Cambridge, 
12 Jan., SB. 72. 

Gkbbn, Mrs. Eunice, Lowell, Jan., sb. 87 ; 
widow of the late Rev. Aaron Green of 

Hackbt, Mrs. Zilpha, Middleboro', Ms., 
21 Aug., SB. 92 yrs. 10 mos. 4 ds. ; widow 
of Geoige, by wnom she was a pensioner. 
Mrs. H. was a dan. of Jonathan Shaw of 

Carver, and married, first, Cogges- 

well. She received two pensions in right 
of both husbands, for services in the war 
of independence. 

Hathawat, Hon. Elnathan P., Freetown, 
23 Jan., se. 50 ; a respected member of 
the Bristol bar. 

Hathawat, Mr. John, Watertown, 27 
Dec, SB. 71 ; formerly of Boston. 

Hatdbk, Mr. Samuel, Shelbume, 11 Feb., 
le. 99 yrs. 6 mos. 24 ds. 

UufCKLKT, Mrs. Esther, Milton, 8 Jan., 
SB. 79 ; widow of the late Capt. Robert 

Hott, George Abb, M. D., Framingfaam, 

15 Oct, le. 32 yrs. and 32 days; son of 
Dr. Enos H. oi the same town. He was 
b. in Northfield, N. H., 13 Sept. 1826, 
grad. D. C. 1847, took his degree of 
M. D. at Harvard C. 1851, after which 
he practiced medicine successfully, in 
connection with his father, in Framing- 
ham. He was a much beloved young 
gentleman wherever he was known, and 
in his practice discovered a wonderful 
insight into the causes of disease. No 
obituary can do him justice in our con- 
fined limits. 
Hubbard, Mrs. Ludnda (Noble), Hadley, 
29 Oct. 1858, ae. 83 3rrs. and 8 mos., wid. 
of the late Elisha Hubbard. Her descent 
from Thomas Noble of Boston, Spring- 
field and Westfield, is as follows, viz : 

Thomas Noble, was adm. an inhabitant 
of Boston, Jan. 5, 1652, (doubtless 1652-3) 
removed the same year to Springfield, 
and about 1669 to WcstBeld, where he d. 
Jan. 20, 1 704. M. Nov. 1 , 1 660, Hannah 
Warriner, b. in Springfield, Aug 17, 
1643, only dan. of Wm. Surviving Mr. 
N., she m. Jan. 24, 1705, Dea. Medad 
Pomeroy of Northampton, and d. prior 
to May 12, 1721. 

Thomas Noble, deacon, second son of 
Thomas and Hannah, b. in Springfield, 
Jan. 14, 1666 ; d. in Westfield, July 29, 
1750, ae. 84 ; m. Dec. 19, 1695, Elizabeth 
Dewey, who d. Oct. 2, 1757, doubtless 
dan. of Thomas, and b. in Westfield, 
Jan. 10, 1676. 

Thomas Noble, eldest son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth, b. in Westfield, Sept. 10, 
1696; d. in Westfield, Feb. 18, 1775, SB. 
78. M. (1) Sept. 1, 1722, Sarah Root, 
b. in Westfield, March 9, 1702, dan. of 
John and Sarah. She d. July 19, 1760, 
SB. 58; m. (2) about 1761, (published 
April 11, 1761,) Sarah Belding of Hat- 
field. She d. in Westfield, Aug. 17. 
1763, ae. 62. 

Stephen Noble, second son of Thomas 
and Sarah, b. in Westfield, April 16, 
1727 ; d. in Westfield, April 2, 1761, ae. 
64; m. March 7, 1753, Ruth Church, b. 
in Springfield, July 11, 1733, dan. of 
Dea. Jonathan. She d. in Hadley, July 
4, 1794, ae. 61. 

Lucinda NdbU, youngest child of Ste- 
phen, b. in Westfield, Jan. 27, 1774 ; d. 
in Hadley, Oct. 29, 1857. M. Feb. 9, 
1797, Elisha Hubbard, b. in Hadley, 
June 6, 1768, son of Edmund and Mar- 
garet. He d. Feb. 24. 1827, ae. 58. She 
had seven children, all of whom survived 
her. L. M. b. 

HuDSOir, Mr. Daniel, West Stafibrd, Ct., 

19 Dec. ae. 89. 
Kbnt, Mrs. Sarah, Longmeadow, 23 Jan., 

ae. 90. 
KiKHiGUT, Hon. Thomas, Worcester, 12 
Jan., ae. 68 ; Jadge of Probate for Wor- 
cester County. ^^ _^ ^ GoOglc 

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KiMSUAH, Gen. Joseph, Coniville, Me., 25 
Dec., ae. 77. 

Lambon, Mr. Asa, Salem, 6 Feb., ae. 7^. 

Leonard, Mr. Henry, Springfield, 31 Jan., 
ae. 89. 

LuNT, Deac. Ezra, Newburyport, 28 Dec., 
ae. 73. 

McIiANB, Hon. Lonifl, Baltimore, Md., ae. 
upwards of 70; he was IT. S. Senator 
from Delaware in 1827. In 1829 be was 
appointed Minister to England ; in 1831 
was made Secretary of the Treasury of 
the XT. S.; in 1833 Secretary of State, 
and succeeded Mr. Everett as Minister to 
England in 1845. 

Ma&su, Mr. John, South Danvers, 29 Jan., 
in his 80th year. 

Mabsh, Mr. Moses R., Quiney, 26 Dec., 
ae. 73. 

MiNOT, Mrs. Louisa, Boston, 21 Jan., ae. 
70 ; wife of William Minot, Esq. 

Mitchell, Mr. Louis, Newport, R. L, 28 
Dec., ae. 92 ; a native of France. 

Moore, Mis. Sarah Fiske, Boston, 4 Feb., 
ae. 71 ; wife of the Rev. Martin Moore, 
and dau. of Mr. Moses Fisteof Natick. 
They were married in 1814. 

Morse, Dr. Eliakim, Watertown, 9 Jan., a. 
98 yra. 1 1 mo. " Dr. Morse was a native 
of that part of Shrewsbury now W. BoWs- 
ton, and came to Watertown more than nfty 
years affo. At one time in his life he o wne^ 
the only packet then running between 
Boston and London, a ship called the 
' Galen.' The destruction of a larse 
amount of his property on sea by the 
French, gave him a claim upon the gov- 
ernment, which he has prosecuted with 
great pertinacity during the latter part of 
his life. His age was 98 yrs. 10 mos. and 
26 days, as inscribed on the plate on his 
cofEin. His funeral took place from his 
late residence yesterday afternoon. The 
services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. 
Bradford of the First Unitarian Church, 
at which the deceased was a constant at- 
tendant during his life-time, and by the 
venerable Dr. Francis of Harvard Uni- 
versity, who, in the fulfilment of a prom- 
ise exacted from him years before his 
death, came to speak at his funeral. The 
remains were deposited in the family 
tomb in the old onrying ground in this 
town, and were followed to their final 
resting place by his only remaining rel- 
atives.— ^/oumo/, 13 Jan., 1858. 

KoRTOH, Rev. Jacob, Billerica, 17 Jan., 
(Sunday morning,) ae. 93 years, 11 mo. 
5 days. 

" Mr. Norton was the son of Samuel 
Norton ; was bom in Abington, Mass., on 
the 12th of February, 1764. He gradu- 
ated with distinction at Harvard in 1786; 
and at the time of his death was the old- 
est sunriviiig graduate of the College. 
He was ordainraover the Congregational 
Church in We3rmouth, on the 10th of 

October, 1787, where he continued faia 
pastoral labors for thirty-seven yean, on- 
til 1824, when he resigned his charge, and 
a few years afterwards removed to Bille- 
rica, where he resided during the remain- 
der of his long life. Mr. Norton retained 
his mental and physical powers to a re- 
markable degree until past the age of 90. 
For the last year or two he spent most of 
his time during the day reading, and 
without glasses, which ne never used, 
with the exception of a short time, and 
then laid them aside as oseless." — DaUif 

OsBORN, Mrs. Elizabeth, Marblehead, 22 
Jan., ae. 78. 

Parmenter, Mrs. Martha, Boston, 4 Feb., 
ae. 69 ; widow of Mr. George P., formerly 
of Webster. 

Parrott, Mr. James, Lynn, 9 Aug., as. 57. 

Parsons, Mr. James, Boston, 23 Dec., so. 
85; Pilot for many years to this port. 
Ho leaves a wife, one dan., numerous 
grand and great-grand children, and also 
six great-great-grand children. 

Parsons, Mrs. Sabra Bicknell, Cambridge^ 
27 Jan., as. 48 ; widow of the late William 
Parsons of Boston. 

Patterson, Mr. Chester, Newazk Valley, 
Tioga Co., N. Y., 22 Sept. 1857, of 
dropsy, «. 73. 
He was oldest son of Amos and Anne 

• (Williams) Patterson ; was bom in Rich- 
mond, Mass., Sept 24th, 1777, and re- 
moved with his father to Union, Broome 
Co., N. Y., where he arrived 23 Feb. 1793. 
He was Sheriff of Broome County from 
1809 to 1812 ; represented the County in 
the State Legislature from 1819 to 18S1 
inclusive ; and was one of the Presidential 
Electors for the State of New York in 
1824, giving his vote for John Quiney 
Adams. He was Town Clerk ot Union 
for many years, and otherwise much en- 
gaged in the service of the town. 

In 1 839 he removed with his family to 
Newark Vallev, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his life. He was a man of 
great liberality — a friend to the poor-* 
earnestly interested in every woik of ina- 
provement, and of unflinching honesty 
and integrity. 

Pearson, Mrs. Mariha, Sonth Lancaster, 
13 Jan., «. 94 ; widow of the late Joseph 
Pearson, formerly of Sterling. 

Perry, Mrs. Elizabeth Champlin, New- 
port, 11 Feb., ae. 67; widow of Com- 
modore Oliver Hazard Perry, widely 
known for her unassuming Christiaa 
character, as well as for her being the 
widow of one so distinguished in Ameri- 
can annals. Since her husband's death, 
in 1820, she has resided in Newport, oo> 
cupying the same mansion that her hna* 
banil purchased at the close of the war 
of 1812. She had for her neighbor and 
friend the widow of the lamented Law- 


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lenee of the Cheiapeake, still living. 

A dftoghter of Mrs. Perry is wife of the 

BeT. Dr. Francis Vinton of Trinity 

Chnrch, New York. 
Phippbn, Abraham, Salem, 5 Dec, sb. 68. 
FiSRCB, Mrs. Lucy (Tappan) Brookline, 

12 Feb., SB. 80 yrs. 7 mo. ; widow of the 
late Bav. John Fierce, D. D. She is 
descended, according to the Franklin 
memoranda, published in vol. xi., p. 19, 
from Mary, sister of Dr. Benj. Franklin. 

PiLUBUBT, Mr. Caleb, Neponset» 31 Jan., 
«. 77 ; formerly of Candia, N. H. 

FuFVES, Mr. Jepthah, W. Cambridge, 13 
Dec., «. 69. 

Ptkchon, Mrs. Marf , Great Bairinffton, 
4 Feb., a. 90 ; widow of Mr. Walter Pyn 

IUkdolph, St George, Charlotte Co., Ya., 
4 T>w^, 1867 ; nephew of John Bandolph 
of Boanoake. 

BiFUT, Miss Damaris, Oakham, 19 Jan., 
m. 90 yrs. 11 mo. 

SiPiAT, Mrs. Tabithy, North Adams, 3 
Feb., ». 87 ; widow of Mr. Eleazar Rip- 

BoBiirsoir, Mr. Zachens, Sonthboro', 17 
Jan., 89. 93 ; a revolutionary soldier. 

Sahborm, Miss Abbie J., East Kingston, 
N. H., 27 Oct. 1857, n. 20 yrs. 5 mo. 11 
days, dan. off Stevens S., Esq. She was 
a teacher of great jnerit, and her death 
caused not only regret, but genuine sor- 
row for a loss which all felt could not be 
made up to them. 

Sakborit, Miss Laura A., Epping, N. H., 

13 Oct., of quick consumption, 99. 26 yrs., 
daa. of the late Jeremiah Sanborn, Esq. 

Saxbork, Rev. Peter, Reading, 8 Aug. 
1857, SB. nearly 90 yrs. He was bom at 
Kington, N. H., 13 Aug., 1767 ; son of 
Ja. William S., b. 1 May, 1723, who was 
•on of Dcac. Tristram S., b. 1683, who 
was 40 years Deac. of the Congregational 
Church of Kingston, N. H. The Rev. 
Peter S., m. 1st, Polly Stimpson of Read- 
ing, 26 May, 1798, b. 7 Jan., 1781, d. 15 
Oct., 1818 ; m. 2d, Martha Wakefield of 
Dublin, N. H., 10 Nov. 1819; she was 
b. 11 April, 1788, d. 2 Mav, 1847. Mr. 
Sanborn was ord. pastor of the 1st Cong. 
Ch. in Reading, 7 June, 1790. He was 
a grad. D. C, 1786; had 14 children. 
Two of his sons succeeded him in the 
ministry. The Rev. Pliny Fiske San- 
bom settled in New York, and the Rev. 
Geoiige Edwards S. is pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in Georgia, Yt. 
^Saltovstall, Mis. Mary Elizabeth, Sa^ 
lem, 11 Jan., sb. 70; widow of the late 
Hon. Leverett Saltonstall. She was dan. 
of Thomas Sanders, Esq., merchant of 

8mx>MB, Mr. John, Salem, 6 Dec, ». 8S. 

SoBUiiai, Mrs. Delight^ North Dartmouth, 
2 Feb., SB. 96 yn. 4 mo., widow of Zoeth 

Shoyb, Capt. Anthony, Dighton, 4 Jan., 

in his 71 St year. 
Smith, Deac. Isaac, Hopkinton, N. H., 
Jan., n. 91 yrs., 6 mo., a native of Row- 
ley, Mass. 
Smith, Seth, Amherst, Dec. 15, 1856, 0. 
81 yrs. and 5 mos. ^s descent from Lt. 
Samuel Smith of Wetherafield and Had* 
ley, is as follows : 

'Samud iSmiM, sailed "the lastof Aprill 
1634" from old England for New Eng- 
land in the Elizabeth of Ipswich, resided 
in Wethersfield and Hadle^, in both of 
which places he was a leading man " in 
church and state," and died in Hadley, 
Dec. 1680 or Jan. 1681, sd. about 82: 

M. Elizabeth , who d. March 16, 

1685, a. 90. 

Philip Smith, son of Samnel, bom in 
England; d. in Hadley, (where he had 
been deacon, lieutenant, representative, 
&c.^ Jan. 10, 1684-5, " murdered by a 
hideous witchcraft," according to Cotton 
Mather. M. Rebecca Foot, b. about 1 634, 
dan. of Nathaniel of Wethersfield, Conn. 
Surviving Mr. Smith, she m. 1688, Dea. 
Aaron (>K>k of Nordiampton, and died 
April 6, 1701. 

J<^ Smith, deacon, 2d son of Philip, 
b. in Hadlev, Dec. 16, 1661, died in same 
place, April 16, 1727, se. 65. M. Nov. 
29, 1683, Joanna Kellogg, b. Dec. 8, 1664, 
dan. of Joseph and Joanna. 

John Smith, eldest son of John, bora in 
Hadley, 1684 ; lived for a time in Had- 
ley, but removed thence to South Had- 
ley, where he d. Dec. 25, 1761, ». 77 yrs. 
M. Esther Colton, b. Oct. 23, 1687, dan. 
of Ephraim. She died about 1771, sb. 
about 84. 

Eleaxer Smith, deacon, son of John, 
b. Jan. 27, 1725-6, resided in Longmead- 
ow, Pera, Wilbraham and Amherst, dy- 
ing in Amherst, Jan. 4, 1816, sb. 90. M. 
(1) Lydia Thomas, b. in Lebanon, Ct., 
Jan. 29, 1725. M. (2) Abigail White, b. 
in Longmeadow, Feb. 9, 1735. She d. 
in Amherst, June 24, 1812, as. 77. 

Seth Smith, only son of Eleazer and 
Abigail, b. in Wilbraham, July 12, 1775 ; 
d. in Amherst, Dec. 15, 1856. M. Feb. 
21, 1798, Levina Jackson, b. in Wood- 
stock, Ct., Oct. 1, 1771, dau. of Nehemiah 
and Esther. She d. in Amherst, Dec. 26, 

1852, SB. 81. L. M. B. 

Stbtbms, Ebenezer, M. D., Hopkinton, N. 
H., 25 Jan., of disease of the heart ; for 
many years a practising physician in 
South Boston, and for a time hdd a place 
in the Custom House. He was a native 
of Henniker, N. H. 

Sticknbt, Capt. Amos, Anbum, N. H., 
17 Jan., SB. 69 ; a native of Beverly, Ms. 

Stookton, Francis B., Purser U. S. N., 
Baltimore, 5 Jan., ss. 66. 

Straiohj, Henry, Springfield, Aahtabvla 
Co., O., 10 Jan., sb. 97 ; a na^ye of War- 
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wick, R. L, where he was b. 5 Jaly, 1 760. 
At 14 jeant of age he enlisted into the 
army of the involution, and serred 
thronghont the war. He also serred in 
the war of 1812, as a lieatenant, and was 
in the battle of Platubnrg, and other 

SwBSTSBR, Mrs. Hannah, Boston, Dec., in 
her 86th year ; widow of the late Samuel 
Sweetser of Athol. 

Taylor, Danforth, Esq., Stoddard, N. H., 
4 Jan., «. 88. 

Taylor, Mrs. Mary, Ashfield, 28 Jan., se. 
92 ; widow of the late Ezekiel Taylor. 

Thompson, Mrs. Abigail, Middleboro', Ms., 
21 Jsly, SB. 91 VTS. 5 mos. 27 days ; wife 
of Mr. Moses Thompson, who snrviTes 
her, at the age of 95 yrs. on 1 Jaly last. 
He is of the fourth generation from Lt. 
John Thompson, the ancestor of all the 
Thompsons in Middleboro', &c. She was 
the dau. of Capt Thomas Sampson of 
Halifax, gr. dau. of Thomas, and gr. gr. 
dan. of Benjamin, who was son of Qeorge, 
a first settler of Plympton. Mr. Moses 
and Abigail had lived in married relation 
75 years. w. 

TiNKHAM, Mr. Levi, Middleboro', Ms., 17 
Sept., le. 91 yrs. 9 mos. 29 days. He 
was the youngest child of the seven sons 
and three dans, of John, jr. and Jerusha 
(Vaughan, dau. of John, jr.) His emi- 
grant ancestor was Ephraim^ Tinkham 
of* Plymouth, whose eldest child, Eph- 
raim,^ jr., m. Ester Wright before 1680, 
and came (with most or all of his bro- 
thers with him, or afterwards) to Middle- 
boro', where he died 13 Oct. 1714, sb. 65. 
His eldest child, John,* whose birth is 
not in the 0. C. records, but in the Mid- 
dleboro' proprietors' records — 20 Aug. 
1680— was grandfather of Mr. Levi.' 
John* m. Hannah Howland, 1716, and 
died 14 April, 1766, ss. 85 yrs. 8 mos. 
His widow died 25 March, 1792, «. 97 
yrs. 5 mos. She was long blind, but re- 
tained her mental powers. On the men- 
tion of the Mayflower, she would say, 
**1 know all about that." By her re- 
quest, she united (at her house) with the 
First church, Middleboro', in 17A8. [See 
Descriptive Catalogue, No. 595.] 

Mr. T. m. in 1793, Mary, the dan. of 
Thomas Foster, and er. dan. of Rev. 
Peter Thacher of Middleboro'. She died 
19 March, 1826, a. 604 yrs. They had 
three sons and three dans., all of whom 
have families in M., excepting the second 
son, Roland, who died 2 May, 1854, sb. 
56i years. 

Mr. T. passed a life of much regularity 
and industry, — ^not neglecting the im- 
provement of a gifted mind, — by judi- 
cions reading and research, so far as 
compatible with his daily engagements 
af « mechanic in wood, and i| fiumer. 

He was a snbscriber for Rees' Encyclo- 
pedia. Whatever he did as a mechanic— 
and people thought he could make 
anything — was ingeniously and well 
done. w. 

Trradwbll, Mrs. Dorothy, Salon^ 29 
Jan., tb. 80 yrs. 1 1 mos. 

TuRNBR, Mr. William, Provinoetown, 26 
Dec., SB. 77. 

Yah Rbhsbbllabr, Miss Adeline, Cherry 
Hill, near Albany, 16 Jan., eldest dan. of 
the late Gen. Solomon Van Renssellaer. 

Wadlbioh, Mrs. Nancy D., Laconia, N. 
H., 9 Dec., SB. 52; wife of Col. Simeon 

Warnsr, Andrew F., Cromwell, Ct., 26 
July, 1857, «. 35 years ; son of Andrew 
Warner of Haddam, Ct He was a 
gentleman much respected for his in- 
telli^nce, enterprise and public spiritF-* 
qualities which led him to enter wannlr 
into plans for the improvement, material, 
moral and intellectual. He highly ap- 

{>roved of the objects of the New Eng- 
and Historical, &c. Society, and was one 

of its promising members. His loss it 

severely felt amono^ all who knew him. 
Washburm, Rev. Ebenezer, Racine, Wis., 

29 Dec., SB. 85; a native of Hardwick, 

Washburn, Mrs. Sylvia, Portland, Me., 

4 Jan., SB. 84. 
Wbbd, Hon. Jared, Petersham, 6 Aug., 

SB. 74. 
Wbllinoton, Mr. Amos, Ashley, 20 Not., 

1857, SB. 87 yrs. 7 mos. 15 days. [See 

Bond's Watertown.J 
Whbblook, Col. Hiram, Boston, 14 Aug., 

B. 63. 
Whitmorb, Harriet Elisabeth, Hingham, 

31 Oct 1857, IS. 44 yrs. 7 mos.; wife of 

Henry WHitmore. 
Whittbmorb, Mrs. Deborah, Maiden, 12 

Dec. 1857, sb. 75 ; widow of Benj. Whit- 

teroore, formerly of Bennington, N. H. 
Whittlbsbt, Mr. Henry N., Roxbury, 12 

Feb., SB. 30 yrs. 4 mos. 20 days. He 

leaves a wife and one child. 
WiireLOw, Mrs. Henrietta, Roxbury, 24 

Jan., SB. 70; widow of the late Isaac 

WiHSOR, Capt James, Dnxbury, 21 Dec., 

ae. 88. 
WoRCBBTBR, lirs. William, Fitiwilliam, 

N. H., 5 Feb., ae. 98. 
Wtatt, Mrs. Sophia, Georgetown, 31 Dec., 

ae. about 78 ; wife of Mr. Samuel Wyatt, 

the well known hotel keeper of DoTer, 

and recentlyof the Marlboro' hotel, Bos- 
ton. Mrs. W. published, not long before 

her death, some account of her experience 

in instituting temperance hotels, &c., in 

a 12mo. volume. 
Wtbth, Mrs. Elisabeth J., Cambridge, 90 

Jan., ae. 90; widow of the late Ja^pob 


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Officers of the IVew England Historioal and Genealogical 
Society for the Year 1868. 


SAMUEL G. DRAKE, Esq., of Boston. 

Vice Fresidezits, 

MatsachuMetU, Hon. Fran9I8 Bbinlbt of Boston. 

Maine, Hon. William Willis of Portland. 

NetD Bampshire, Hon.^oAH Martih of Dover. 

Vermont, Rev. John Whbeleb, D. D., of Barlington. 

Shode Idand, Hon. William R. Staples of Providence. 

Ckmnebtiad, Rev. Leokard Bacok, D. D., of New Haven. 

Honorary Vioe FresldentSy 
New York, Hon. Millard Fillmore of Bnffalo. 
Neuj Jersey, Hon. Joseph C. Homblower of Newark. 
Peimnflvania. • Hon. Samnel Breck of Philadelphia. 
Maryland, S. F. Streeter, Esq., of Baltimore. 

North Carolina, Edward Kidder, Esq., of Wilmington. 
South Carolina, Rev. Thomas Smydi, D. D., of Charleston. 
Ohio, Hon. Elijah Hayward of McCk>nnensville. 

Michiyan, Hon. Lewis Cass of Detroit 

Indiana. Hon. Ballaxd Smith of Cannelton. 

Illinois, Hon. John Wentworth of Chicago. 

Wisconsin, Cyms Woodman, Esq., of Mineral Point, 

/oioa. Rt. Rev. Henry W. Lee, D. D., of Davenport. 

Oorrespondinc Secretary, 
Rev. Samuel H. Riddel of Boston. 

Beoordlns Beoretary, 
William M. Cornell, M. D., of Boston. 

Mr. IsAAO Child of Boston. 

Mr. Edward Holdsn of Roxbnry. 

JoBBTH Palmer, M. D., of Boston. 

Btandinn Ckmunitteee : 

CM PubHoaiion, 

Rev. William Jenks, D. D., of Boston. 
Hon. Francis Brinley of Boston. 
Hon. Timothy Farrar of Dorchester. 
Mr. John Ward Dean of Boston. 
Mr. William H. Whitmore of Boston. 

On JF^nanoe. 

Sylvester Bliss, Esq., of Roxbnry. 
Mr. William E. Baker of Boston. 

Jacob Q. Kettelle, Esq., of Boston. 
Mr. C. Benj. Richardson of Boston. 
Mr. Isaac Child of Boston^ {ex officio.) 

On the Library, 
Mr. Thomas J. Whittemore of Cambridge. 

William Makepeace, Esq., of Boston. 

Horace G. Baxrows, M. D., of Boston. 
Mr. Edward 8. Rand, Jr., of Boston. 
Mr. Edward Holden of Boxbory, (ess ojM»3^ '""^ ^^ 



New England Hist, and Oen. Society. 


IVow England HiBtorical and Gtonealogioal Society. 


^Charles Ewer, Esq., of Boston, Mass. - 
Bey. Joseph Barlow Felt, LL.D., of Boston, 
William Whitingr, Esq., of Koxbory, - 
Samuel Gardner Drake, M. A., of Boston, - 

Vice Presidents, 

Lemuel Shattnck, Esq., of Boston, 
Bey. Lucius Robinson Pat};c, of Cambridfi:e, 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M. D., of Boston, - 
Hon. Timothy Farrar, of Boston and Dorchester, - 
Hon. William Willis, of Portland, Me. - 
Hon. Noah Martin, of Dover, N. H. 
Key. John Wheeler, D. D., of Burlington, Vt. - 
Hon. William R. Staples, of Providence, R. I. 
*Hon. Nathaniel Goodwin, of Hartford, Ct. - 
Rev. Leonard Bacon, D. D., of New Haven, Ct. • 
Hon. Francis Brinley, of Boston, .... 

Honorary Vioe Presidents, 

Hon. Millard Fillmore, of Buffalo, N. Y. 

Hon. Lewis Cass, LL.D., of Detroit, Mich. • 

Hon. Elijah Hayward, of Columbus and McConnelsviUe, 

Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, 111. 
*Rev. John Lauris Blake, D. D., of Orange, N. J. 

Hon. Samuel Breck, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Sebastian Ferris Streeter, Esq., of Baltimore, Md, 
Edward Kidder, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D., of Charleston, S. C. 

Hon. Ballard Smith, of Cannelton, Ind. 

Cyrus Woodman, Esq., of Mineral Point, Wis. 

Bt. Rev. Henry W. Lee, D. D., of Davenport, Iowa, 
*Andrew Randall, Esq., of San Francisco, Cal. 

Hon. Joseph C. Homblower, of Newark, N. J. 

Corresponding BeoretarieB, 
Samuel 6. Drake, M. A., of Boston, • 
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, M. D., of Boston, - 
Samuel G. Drake, M. A., " " 
Bey. Samuel H. Riddel, " " 

Beoording Beoreiaries, 

John Wingate Thornton, LL.B., of Boston, - 
Bey. Samuel H. Riddel, " " 

Charles Mayo, Esq. " " 

Hon. Francis Brinley, " " 

David Pulsifer, Esq. " " 

John Ward Dean, Esq. " " 

William M. ComeU, M. D., " " 

William Henry Montague, Esq., of Boston, • 
Frederic Kidder, Esq., " " 

John Ward Dean, Esq., " " 

Isaac ChUd, Esq., « " 

Joseph Palmer, M. D., of Boston, 

Edmund Barhelder Dearborn, Esq., of Boston, 
David Pulsifer, Esq., of Boston, ... 
Thomas Bellows Wyman, Jr., Esq., of Chariestown, 
William Blake Trask, Esq., of Dorohester, - 
Ber. Luther Famham, of Boston, ... 

Thomas B. Wynan, Jr., Esq., of Chariestown, 
Edward Holden, Esq., of Boxbary, 


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* fiignijies deceased, 
t " membership changed. 
X " ceased to be a member. 
The residence eiyen is that of the individual at the time of joining the Society. 
When no State is named, Massachusetts is understood. 


Benjamin Y. French, Braintree. 

Edmnnd B. Dearborn, Boston. 
Thomas B. Wyman, Jr., Charlestown. 
William B. Trask, Dorchester. 



•Charles Ewer, Boston. [*185d 

Lemuel Shattuck, do. 

Samuel G. Drake, do. 

William H. Montague, do. 

J. Wingate Thornton, do. 

James S. Loring, Boston. 
•William Ingalls, do. [•1851 

Samuel H. Riddel, do. 
tFrederickP. Tracy, Williamsburg, [|1846 

Nathaal B. Shnrtleff, Boston, 

Charles Deane, do. 

t Chandler Bobbins, do. [t 1 851 

Edward Tnckerman, Cambridge. 

Lncins R. Paiee, do. 

Andrew H. ¥i^. West Newton. 

Wm. W. Greenondi. Bo ston, 
^boratio G, 

. Somerby, do. 
Wm. Reed Deane, do. 

{David Reed, do. 

I Jonathan Mason, do. 

•Samnel T. Armstrong, do. 
X John Henshaw, Cambridge, 

t Benjamin V. French, Braintree, 

William H. Sumner, 
X William J. Adams, 
X Thomas Bnlfinch, 
t John G. Palfrey, 
X Charles H. Stedman, 

William P. Mason, 
•William P. Greenwood^ 

I P. Gre enwood. d iL pi 851 

^iTEo mas WUlilnffi ore, Cambridge,"T| 1 ^S^S 

•Frederick T. Gray, 

Solomon Lincoln, 
•William T. Harris, 
X Abner Phelps, 
Joseph Willard, 
t Edmund B. Dearborn, 
X Waldo Higginson, 
•David Hamblen, 
I Francis N.Mitchell, 
Adolphns Davis, 
X Wdltam H. Kelley, 



1 1853 


t James M. Bobbins, Milton, 
X George Winslow, Boston, 

Edw^ Everett, do. 

•Caleb Bates, Hingham, 

Nathaniel W. Coffin, Boston. 




X Wm. I. Bnddin^n, Charlestown, [X 184'8 


Thomas C. Smith, 
X Josiah F. Leach, 
Isaac Child, 
John H. Blake, 
Samuel Swctt, 
X Garland Turell, 
Zacheriah Eddy, 
•Abbott Lawrence, 
X George Livennore, 
X Samuel A. Eliot, 
Jared Sparks, 
X Caleb Eddy, 






do. [X 1852 

Boston, [•1855 
Cambridge, [11851 
Boston, [11851 

Boston, _ [11849 

>n, [X 
$ Horatio N. Otis, New York, N.Y. [| 
Joseph W. Wright, Boston. 
X William T. Andrews, do. [| 1853 

•WilliamC^well, Boston, [•I 850 

1*Daniel P. Parker, 
•Theodore Lyman, 
I Charles M.Ellis, 
t Edward E.Hale, 



Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., Boston. 

11851 t Wm. T. G. Morton, do. 

11852 Martin Moore, do. 
•1850 T. Larkin Turner, do. 
11847 •William Savage, do. 

[t 1857 } Charles Stoddard, do. 

Jamaica Plain. | Andrew Bieelow, do. 

Boston. [^1847 Albert Feanng, do. 

do. }1848 William Hayden, do. 

do. 1 1 8^ t Joseph B. Felt, do. 

do. [11849 William Parsons, do. 

do. George B. Upton, do. 

lAlex. W. McClure, Maiden, 

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TCharles C. P. Moody, Boston, 

Boston, [•1855 Richard Frothingham, Jr., Charlestown. 

Hingham. | William Thomas, Boston, [|1849 

Cambridge, [•1854 } Stephen P. Fuller, do. 1 1849 

"^ X Enoch Train, do. X 1855 

•Harrison G. O. Colby, N. Bedford, •1853 

X Charles J. F. Binney, Boston, [X 1853 

Amos A. Lawrence, do. 

I Horatio H Hunneweil, do. [|1852 

Benj. P. Richardson, do. 
•Simon Greenleaf, do. [*IB63 

I Edward F. Hodges, do. [11850 

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William Satton, Salem. 

X Theodore L. Howe, Boston, 

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[1 1852 

*Ralph Haskins, 
*Daniel Gilbert, 
(Baron Stow, 

Andrew Johonnot, 
•Nathaniel M. Davis, 

Thomas H. Leavitt, 
•Artemas Simonds, 

Geoive W. Messenger, 

David Pulsifer, 

Samuel Andrews, 
X Charles Mayo, 
X Pliny Nickerson, 
I Justin Winsor, 
♦Israe l P. Pro ctor, 
" ' 1849. 

Frederic Kidder, Roxbnry. 
X Nathaniel Hamlen, Boston, 


t Thos. B. Wyman, Jr., Charlestown, [t'58 
IB. Homer Dixon, Boston, [|1857 

John Ward Dean, do. 

X Samuel H. Jenks, do. [( 1855 

Henry Davenport, Roxbuty. 

Eleazer F. Pratt, Boston. 

Isaac Winslow, do. 

John G. Locke, do. 

Timothy Farrar, do. 

Joseph Moulton, I^n. 
♦Elisha Fuller, Worcester, [*1855 

Marshall P. Wilder, Dorchester. 

William M. Wallace, Boston. 

J. Huntington Wolcott, do. 
X Samuel J. Bridge, do. [X 1 ^53 

Alonzo H. Quint, Dover, N. H. 

Frederic W. Prescott, Boston. 
X William W. Cowles, do. [X 1 853 

J. B. Bright, Waltham. 

Lucius M. Sargent, Roxbuiy. 

Geoi^ H. Lyman, Boston. 

Charles G. Ix>ring, do. 
X William L. Brown, S. Reading, 
I Amasa Walker, Boston, 

Francis Brinley, do. 

Henry C. Brooks, do. 

Jacob Q. Kettelle, dq. 

John Wells Parker, Roxbury. 

Guy C. Haynes, Boston. 

William G. Brooks, do. 

Daniel C. Coleswoithy, do. 

John R. Rollins, 

Sylvester Bliss, 
X William Lincoln, 

John I. Baker, 
iJohnDoane, Jr., 

Isaac Davis, 




Charlestown, [(1853 
X Henry B.Wheelwright,Taunton, [( 1854 
t William B. Trask, Dorchester, [t 1858 
♦Henry H. Fuller, Boston. 1*1852 
Addison Child, Medford. 

William S. Thacher, Boston. 
Lnther M. Harris, Jamaica Plain. 
Samnel Jennison, Worcester. 


William Whiting, Roxbury. 

Joseph Palmer, Boston. 

Thomas Waterman, do. 

Henry H. Jones, do. 

Thomas Prince, do. 

♦Moses Plimpton, do. [♦1854 

Stephen T. Farwell, Cambridge. 

Henry Bright, Northampton. 

} Richard Pitts, Dorchester, [( 1855 

X Eben S. Steams, W. Newton, [( 1853 

Geoige Adams, Boston. 

A. Bronson Alcott, do. 

William B. Towne, Brookline. 
X Charles S. Lincoln, Somerville, [( 1853 

Charles Adams, Jr., Boston. 

Lyman Mason, do. 

John G. Metcalf, Mendoa. 

John P. Healy, Boston. 

Alfred Poor, Groveland. 

Almon D. Hodges, Roxbuiy. 

Alex. L. B. Monroe, Medway. 

William H. Chace, Pensacola, Fla. 

Bowen Buckman, Wobnm. 
X Joseph W. Ward, Boston, [( 1855 

Frederic A. Whitney, Brighton. 

Samuel Nicolson, Boston. 

P.aul Willard, Jr., Charlestown. 

Sam'l G. Wheeler, Jr., Boston. 
X A. W. Conant, do. [( 1856 

Ithamar W. Beard, Lowell. 

Stephen M. Allen, 
Ira B. Peck, 
Charies A. Ranlet, 
Hiram Wellington; 

Jamaica Plain. 

Bickford Pulsifer, Jr., Charlestown. 
(John Haskins, Roxbury, [(1854 

X George M. Champney, Wobum, ( 1 855 
( Christ'r C. Andrews, Boston, ( 1854 
J Roger N. Pierce, do. ( 1856 

( D. M. Huckins, do. ( 1855 

(William Jones, do. [(1856 

John M. Bradbury, do. 

Nathan Appleton, do. 

Manning Leonard, Southbridge. 

Edmund Boynton, Boston. 

Daniel Draper, do. 

Nathaniel Whiting, Watertown. 

Josiah Newhall, Lynnfleld. 

( Peter S. Wheelock, Boston, [( 1854 

William D. Ticknor, do. 

John S. Barry, Hanover. 

B. F. White, Boston. 

( Sam'l H. GUbert, Gage Town, N.B. [C54 

Josiah Dunham, Jr., Boston. 
♦Chas. Fred. Adams, Jr. do. [♦1856 

( James M. Chase, Cambridge, [( 1854 

Henry Clark, W. Poultoey, Vu 

Elias S. Hawley, Buffalo, N. X. 

Charies H. Peaslee, Boston. 

John R. Kimball, do. 

Lloyd Glover, do. 


Luther Famham, Boston. 
(♦Thomas Hopkinson, do. [(1855, ♦'Sd 

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Charles Atwood, Boston. 
lAlonzoB-Chapin, S.Glastenb'j,Ct. [f67 

Wm. H. Whitmore, Boston. 

Daniel N. Haskell, do. 
♦Thomas S. Pearson, Peacham,Vt. [*1856 
•Gorfaam Brooks, Medford, [*I855 

William S. Bartlet, Chelsea. 

Dean Dudlej, Boston. 

Herman Powers, do. 

Lemuel Utile, do. 


Charles H. Morse, Cambridgeport. 

Saml 8. Kilbnm, Jr., West Newton. 

Tho's J. Whittemore, Cambridge. 

Joseph Allen, Northborough. 

Amos Otis, Tarmonth Port. 

Tolman WUIej, * Boston. 

Uriel Crocker, do. 

William S. Morton, Qaincy. 

John A. BoQtelle, Wobnm. 

William J. Refolds, Roxbnrj. 

Alexander Blaikie, Boston. 

George Lnnt, do. 

rmnklin Haven, do. 

Laban M. Wheaton, Norton. 

Alexander Beal, Boston. 

Stephen M. Weld, Jamaica Pl^Jn. 

Robert C. Winthrop, Boston. 

Jeremiah P. Jewett, Lowell. 

Samuel Hall, Boston. 

C. H. B. Caldwell, Jamaica Plain. 

James W. Clark, Framingham. 

S. C. Simmons, Boston. 

George G. Smith, do. 

Aaron Saigent, Jr. Bomernlle. 

Charles C. Jewett, Roxbury. 

Israel Thomdike, New York, N. T. 

Isaac Parker, Boston. 

Charles K. Dillaway, Roxburj. 

Richard K. Swift, Chicago, HI. 

Henry Rice, Boston. 

Philip H. Sears, do. 

Thomas C. Amoiy, Jr. do. 

William M. Lathrop, do. 

Ephraim G. Ware, do. 

G. Qnincr Thomdike, New Toxk, N. T. 

Horatio N. Bigelow, Clinton. 

G. D. B. Blanchard, Maiden. 

Alrah A. Barrage, Boston. 

Charles Hudson, Lexington. 

Lewis H. Webb, Rockingham, N. C 


John W. Proctor. S outh Danvers. 
^ James 1). Green, Cambridge. 

Klias Nasoo, Natick. 

John W. Warren, Boston. 

William Makepeace, do. 

Henry Austin Whitney, do. 

Samuel Hooper, do. 

Thomas £. Qrayes, Thompson, Ct. 
♦Andrew I*. Warner, Cromwell, Ct. [*185/ 

James H. Means, Dorchester. 

Francis De Witt, Ware. 

Samuel L. Wheeler, West Newton. 

CalTin E. Stowe, AndoTcr. 

William Mason Cornell, Boston. 

Caleb Davis Bradlee, Cambridge. 

Samuel B. Noyes, Canton. 

Oliver Carter, Boston. 
William Phillips, do. 

Eiihn Yale, New Haven, Ct. 

Gardner B. Perry, Groveland. 

Leverett Saltonstall, Brookline. 

William L. Weston, Danvers. 

Abijah W. Draper, West Roxbnnr. 

Day 0. KcllogK, Brooklyn, N.'Y. 
William H. L. Smith, Boston. 
Alfred £. Giles, do. 

C. Bern. Richardson, do. 

Jacob W. Reed, South Groveland. 
Nathan H. Chamberlain, Cambridge. 

Frank W. Bigelow, Weston. 


David W. Hoyt, Brighton. 

Henry M. Brooks, Salem. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, Boston. 

Lnke Brooks, Salem. 

George T. Thacher, Dorchester. 

John L. Fox, Charlestown. 

Jasper H. York, Boston. 
Wm. W. Whitcomb, do. 

Wm. A. Richardson, Lowell. 

Matthew Harvey, Concord, N. H. 

James W. Crooks, Springfield. 

Charles Bunker, Roxbiiry. 

Alfred A. Prescott, Reading. 

Samuel Bumham, Rindge, N. H. 

Edward S. Rand, Jr. Cambridge. 

Dean W. Tainter, Charlestown. 

Ariel I. Cnmmings, Roxbnry. 

Joseph Richardson, Hingham. 

Edward Holden, Roxoury. 

Greorge Minot, Reading. 

Edward G. Russell, Cambridge. 

Hiram Carleton, West Barnstable. 

Edwin R. Hodgman, Lynnfield Centre. 

And Emerson, Boston. 

John Bar^tow, Providence, R. L 

James M. Wilder, Boston. 
Horace G. Barrows, do. 
James W. Merriam, do. 
Daniel Henshaw, do. 

William E. Baker, do. 

Daniel B. Curtis, Dorchester. 

Jeremiah Colbum, Boston. 

Ezra Wilkinson, Dedham. 

Winslow Lewis, Boston. 
Eltsha Copeland, do. 

Henry A. Scudder, do. 

Francis L. Harding, do. 
David Thayer, do. 

Peter E. Vose, Dennysville, Me. 

Henry A. Miles, Boston. 

George White, Quincy. 

Daniel J. Cobum, Boston. 

Angus. C. L. Arnold, Charlestown. 


Rufns Wyman, Roxbnry. 

Thaddens Allen, Boston. 
S. Benton Thompson, do. 

Calvin Guild, Jr., Dedham. 

Richard Briggs, Boston. 

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W. Elliot Woodward, Roxbanr. 
John 8. H. Fogg, Sonth Boston. 
Francis B. Hayes, Boston. 
Thomas T. Richmond, do. 
Joseph H. Ward, do. 

Jo!$iah Quincy, Jr., do. 

Alexander H. Rice, do. 

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Adams, J. L. Richards, £. Pearson, W. G. Brooks, J. Stevens, J. H. Wilkins, T. A. 
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J, F. Baldwin, H. Davenport, B. S. Brving, 8. T. Snow, F. A. Hall, J. Henshaw, C. 
Adams, Jr., D. Barnard, J. Breck, W. T. Andrews, C. F. Adams, W. B. Bradford, 
J. W. Clarke, I. P. Cook, G. T. Thacher,' T. C. Smith, J. Richardson, I. Hams, M. 
F. Cook, P. Kellv, R. Choate, A. W. Thaxter, T. W. Pierce, J. G. Locke, J- W. 
Dean, S. Child, W. Whiting, F. W. Prescott, ^. Merriam, L. Shaw, E. J. Browne, 
R. C. Winthrop, M. P. Wilder, Jona. Phillips ; Brid^euxUer, W.Latham; BiMton, 
F. A. Whitney; Brooldyn, D. O. Kellogg; Burlinaton, 8. SewaU; Camlfndffe, L. R. 
Paige, N. Cotton ; Cammkugua, N. K, H. W. Taylor ; GMsea, W. 8. Bartlett ; CAes- 
eer, C. Clement; Clewkmd, a, J. Wade, Jr., A. 8. Sanfoid; Ihafmry, J. F. Wads- 
worth ; Elmira, N, K, A. T. Thurston ; FKtchburg, K. Brooks ; Georgelown, 8. Nelson ; 
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8. Blaisdale ; Leominster, D. Wilder; Lowell, J. White ; Afiltoaukie, Wis., J. 8. Bnck ; 
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dence, B, /.. J. Barstow ; Quincy, III., 8. H. Emery, W. Keyes, C. A. Savaffe, C H. 
Howland, N. E. Society; Quincy, Ms., J. Marsh; BasMpk, E. Alden; SdieneotaAf, 
N. Y., U. College, J. Pearson ; Sherburne, C. W. Taintor ; JSouth Glastottbwy, Ct, 
A. B. Chapin ; Smngfield, O.'B. Morris, J. G. Chase; Tipton, Iowa, W. H. Tathill; 
IVoy, N Y, A. J. Skilton ; West Amesbury, D. Sargent ; West Brattleboro, R, 8. Claik ; 
West Winstead, a., D. W. Pattarson ; Wobum, B. Backman ; ZanesvilU, 0., Z. Atfae- 

N. F. Edgerly, of New York City, is collecting materials for a fnll genealogy of the 
Edgerlys in the United States. All oommanications will be thankfully received, from 
persons possessed of any facts concerning them, especially those of an early date. The 
co-operation of those of the name is respectfully requested. 

Inquiries. — Who was Capt Edward Edgerly, attached to Col. Benjamin Ford's Ma- 
ryland Regiment, received his commission 10 Sept, 1779, and entitled to half pay 1 

Joshua Edgerly joined the Revolutionary Army when quite yon^ and servea through 
the War. Married Mari% dau. of Dyer Weeks of Greenland, N. H. Lived during £e 
latter part of his life in Wakefield. Whose son was he and where was he bom* 

Address N. F. Edgerly, No. 158 Ninth Street. 

The Rev. Mr. Nason, of Natick, Mass., read before the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Society a very interesting paper on Sir Charles Henry Frankland, of 
whose romantic history many have heard, bnt of which littie was known. Mr. Nason 
is preparing a more extended Memoir of that distinguished individual, and will be glad 
to receive any information concerning him, in the shape of original letters or otherwise. 
Address Rev. Elias Nason of Natick, Mass. 

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[By his son. Sir John Been abb Bubkb, Ulster King of Anns at Dublin.] 

The family from which John Burke, Esq., the author of " The Peer- 
age,^' paternally sprang, was seated in high repute for several successiye 
generations at the Castle of Meelick, in the west of Ireland, an inherit- 
ance conferred on its immediate founder, John Burke, by his father 
Richard, second Earl of Clanricarde. Maternally, Mr. Burke had an. 
equally honorable ancestry, deriving, through his mother, who was cousin- 
german of the eminent law reporter, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, and of 
the late Sir Robert Barnewall, Bart., from the distinguished Anglo-Norman 
house of Barnewall of Crickstown Castle, the parent stock whence issued 
the noble families of Kingsland and Trimlestown. 

Mr. Burke's grandfather, John Burke, was an officer of the Austrian 
service ; and his father, Peter Burke, Esq. of Elm Hall, in the county 
of Tipperary, was for many years an active magistrate for that and the 
KiogV county. In politics a moderate whig, Mr. Peter Burke held himself 
always aloof from the agitation going on around him, and on more than 
one occasion proved of great service to government in preserving the 
peace of his district. He lived on terms of friendship with the late and 
the present Earls of Rosse, with Colonel Bernard of Castle Bernard, and,, 
indeed, with all his fellow-magistrates, by whom his sense, his rectitude and 
his independence were duly appreciated and respected. Mr. Peter Burke 
married Anne, daughter and co-heir of Matthew Dowdall, Esq., M. D. of 
Mullingar, an eminent physician, by Bridget his wife, daughter of Robert 
Barnewall, Esq. of Moyrath, county of Meath, and had issue, John, the sub- 
ject of this notice ; Joseph, late a poor-law commissioner in Ireland, from 
which office he recently retired with a pension, and Bridget, the widow 
of M. Hoey, Esq. 

The elder son, John Burke, was born the 29th of November, 1786, 
His father, af^er securing him a good classical education, wished him to^ 
attach himself to mercantile affiiirs. He therefore, in pursuance of this- 
desire, became a merchant, and for some years continued busily engagedi 
in commercial pursuits. The occupation, however, was not to his taste. 
Naturally endowed with a mind that excelled in the excitement of politics 
and literature, he felt no pleasure in any other employment. While thus 
situated, and yet very young, he married his cousin, Mary, second dau- 

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194 Memoir of the late Sir John Burke^ K. H, [Jtily» 

ghter of Bernard O'Reilly, Esq.* of Bally morice, in the county of Long- 
ford, a woman of beauty, talent and amiabiliiy, to whom he was ever 
aAer devotedly attached. With her he came to London. Once there, 
Afr. Burke gave vent to his genius. His first essays in writing were 
strictly political. Articles of his, of course anonymous, appeared in 
many newspapers, and particularly in the Examiner, then at the height 
of its popularity. One squib he inserted against Mr. Canning was so 
sensitively felt by the minister, that, long after, he took occasion to notice 
it and to express his unforgiveness of it. 

Mr. Burke was also a poet ; a little volume of verses which he pub- 
lished, partly also in a political vein, had an immediate and rapid sale. 
It would now be difficult to enumerate the many productions of this nature 
he at that period of his life successfully, though anonymously, brought 
out, in prose and verse. Through these, and subsequently the fruits of 
his attention to the more purely literarj- periodicals of the day, he always 
maintained a respectable position, and continued to rear and educate 
liberally a large family. 

After having profitably edited an edition, with a continuation by him- 
self, of Hume and Smollett's History of England, he happily thought of 
a new work, in improvement of the pitiful volumes called peerages at 
that time published. This idea brought him into connection with Mr. 
Colbum, and it is but justice to that eminent publisher, now deceased, to 
say that he at once fostered the speculation, and joined liberally and 
energetically in its advancement. The first edition of Mr. Burke's Peer- 
age and Baronetage was published in 1826. The merits of that most 
popular and useful book are now universally known. Its success, from 
the beginning, was very great indeed, and that success has since gonie on 
increasing. The last edition was the nineteenth, and it now sells an 
edition of at least fifteen hundred copies every year. Afler some few 
prosperous issues of the Peerage, Mr. Burke was assisted by his son, 
John Bernard Burke, then but just returned from college. Their united 
labors have since produced the History of the Landed Gentry, the Gen- 
•eval Armory, and the Extinct Peerage and Baronetage— works of the 
greatest value to the historian and genealogist. 

The cheering prosperity attending these pursuits, and his own friendly 
disposition, led Mr. Burke into the habit of seeing much company. His 
hospitality was unbounded, and many, too, of note and station were the 
visitors who spent frequent and pleasant hours under his social roof. 
But it was the will of Providence that the joys of his domestic life should 
not remain unchequered. Within the space of two years, Mr. Burke had 

* The O'Reillys of Ballymorice descended, in a direct and unbroken line, from the 
O'Reillys, Princes of Brefny, derived more immediately from the marriage o^ Terence 
O'Reilly, Esq. with Rose, sister of Philip O'Reilly, Esq. of Ballymorice. Mr. Borice's 
ancle, tne late John O'Reilly, Esq. of Anneville,'married Ellis, sister of Dr. Cherers, 
•one of the Irish Catholic bishops, and lefl two sons — Christopher of AnneviUe, and 
John, late consal-general at Gaatimala, and two daughters, of whom the elder, Anne, 
became the wife of Sir David William Smith, Bart, of Alnwick. Mrs. Burke's falher, 
Bernard O'Reilly, Esq., though a younger son, succeeded to the ancient patrimony of 
B^lymorice. lie married Mary, another daughter and co-heir of Dr. Dowdall, imm- 
doned in the text, and had by her numerous issue. All the sons are now dead. Mrs. 
Burke's eldest sister, Mrs. Somers, resident at Rinscown, county Meath, was a lady 
^f talent and literary reputation in Ireland, and a friend of Miss Sldgeworth's. Among 
other works, Mrs. Somers was the author of a verr popular production, entitled, 
" Selections from the Modem Poets of France/' which contains some beaadful 
lasions in verse. She died a few yean ago. 

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the agony to see die three of those children to whom he was so fondly 
devoted — one of the three who thus perished in their youth was a hoy 
of extraordinary ability and promise. That death the parents never en- 
tirely recovered from, but Mr. Burke^s cup of bitterness was not yet filled. 
His wife, who had been the life and soul of his existence ; she whose 
ready wit and perpetual good humor had charmed and won for him so 
many friends, who, in fact, made his home a paradise, died, after a severe 
and lingering illness, on the 17th of November, 1846, to the inexpressible 
grief of all around her. From that day his heart and spirit failed him. 
After attending her funeral, when he remarked to a relative near him 
that the pedestal of his life was gone from under him forever, he relin- 
quished all his labor to his son, and retired to the Continent. 

He for some time sojourned at Bruges, and latterly at Aix-la-Chapelle, 
where he was much courted and respected by the English residents. On 
the morning of the 26th of March, 1848, Mr. Burke went, in apparent 
health and spirits, to attend divine service. On his return from the 
church he was struck with apoplexy, and never rallied after. He lingered 
until the following evening, when he expired, in the sixty-second year of 
his age. The two physicians who were with him. Dr. Velten and Dr. 
Straaten, both distinguished practitioners at Aix, declared they never wit- 
nessed a more awfully sudden or hopeless case. Mr. Burke was interred 
with much ceremony in the cemetery at Aix-la-Chapelle, the English 
residents being present at the funeral. Mr. Burke left three children, 
viz. : a daughter, Mary Clarinda, and two sons — Peter, a barrister on the 
Northern circuit, author of various legal and other works, and John Ber- 
nard, the present editor of the Peerage and the Landed Gentry, now Sir 
John Bernard Burke, Ulster king of arms, knight attendant of the order 
of St, Patrick, and keeper of the records in the Binningham tower of 
Dublin Castle. 

[From the Boston Gazette, January U, 1760.] 

" In a CanneetiaU Paper was advertised Almanacks for 1760, with my 
Name thereto, to be sold by some of the Booksellers in Boston ; and also 
some to be sold at New Haven, at the low Price of Two Shillings per Dozen ; 
and having seen [Psome] of them in Boston, it appears that said almanack 
is a notorious Cheat and Imposition : The Chief Design was (as given out 
by some who had Honor, Honesty and ingenuity enough to assist in Coun- 
terfeiting) to destroy the Credit my Almanack had gained, and prevent its 
having such Credit for the future : To which Purpose they have endeav- 
oured to render my performance as despicable as possible, by omitting the 
Preface, Ephemeris, Verses, &c. also what is of Service, Interest Tables, 
Value of Coin, the several Roads and Stages; and further to make me ap- 
pear still more contemptible omitted ALL the Week Days in the whole 
Year and above 50 Days in the Months, and fixed in some Places the wrong 
Dominical Letter : Surely such a Conduct is to the last Degree, Base ! 

" ly I therefore advertise again. That those Almancks printed in Bos- 
ton from ray Copy have the Printers name thereto, and none others : And 
I hope that the Defence of my Reputation, in thus advertising, which at 
this Time seems necessary, will be a sufficient Apology to my Countiy- 
roen, whose Good I seek, and on whose Good-will I depend. 

« Boston, Jan. 8, 1760." Nathaniel Akes. 

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196 Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Hartford, Ct. [July, 


Contained in the volume lettered ^^ Original Distribution of the Town of 
Hartford {Ct.) among the Settlers, 1639.'' 

[Transcribed by Lnoius M. Boltwood of Amherst, Cor. Mem. of H. and 6. Soc.J 

[OontiBued from page 175.] 

John Stania sunn of John Standia was boroe Nom the third or forth one 
thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Thomas Andrewes sunn of Frances Andrewes was baptised Jeneuary 
the second one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Ledea Stone daughter of Mr. Samiwell Stone was borne Jeneuaiy the 
twenty and two one thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Page 5. 

Samiwell Maruen sun of Matthew Maruen was baptised Feb. the sixth 
one Tousand six hundretti forty and seuen. 

Izack Standia sunn of Timothy Stundia was borne March tenth one 
thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Samiwell Rusco sun of Will. Rusco was born March the twelhh one 
thousand six hundred forty and seuen. 

Rebecka Ollmsted was borne March the twell one thousand six hun- 
dreth forty seuen, wich is y* daughter of Nicholas Ollmsted. 

Ezeckell Samford sunn of Robbard Samford was borne March the thir- 
teenth one thousand six hundred forty and seuen. 

John Gillbertt sun of John Gillbart was borne Jeneuary the sixteenth 
one thousand six hundredth forty and seuen. 

Elizabeth Spencer daughter of Thomas Spenser was baptised March 
the twenty and six one thousand six hundreth forty and eaightt. 

Mary Sellden daughter of Thomas Sillden was baptised March the 
twenty and six one thousand six hundreth forty and eaightt. 

Samiwell Lanes sun of Will: Lanes was borne August the eaighteth 
one thousand six hundredth forty and eaightt. 

Richard Risia sunn of Richard Risla was baptised August the twenty 
and one one thousand six hundreth forty and eaight. 

Sara Willcock daughter of John Willcock Jun^ was borne October the 
third one thousand six hundreth forty and eaightt. 

Sara Barnard daghter of Bartellmaw Barnard was borne Desember the 
third one Thousand six hundreth forty and eayght. 

Mara Webb daughter of John Webb was borne the fifth of Febuary one 
Thousand six hundreth forty and seuen. 

Abigail Disborow daughter of Nicholas Disborow was borne Febuary 
the first one thousand six hundreth forty and eaightt. 

Johanna Smith daughter of Gylles Smith was baptised March the 
twenty five one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Jonathan Bull sun of Thomas Bull was baptised March the twenty and 
fiye one thousand six hundreh forty and nyne. 

Stone sunn of Mr. Samuel Stone was baptised Aprell the twenty 

and nyne one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

John Culleck sun of Mr. John Clleck was borne May the forth one 
thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Mary Catling daughter of Thomas Cattelling was baptised May the 
sixth one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

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1868.] Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Hartford, Ct. 197 

Aona Crow daughter of John Crow was borne July the thirtene one 
thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Joseph Marsh son of John March was baptised the fiAeene of July one 
thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Elizabeth Ellmer the daughter of Edward Ellmer was baptised July 
y« fiftene one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Ledea Ensign daughter of James Ensigne was baptised August the 
Nintenteth one Thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Philip Judd sun of Thorn Judd was baptised Septemr the seckond one 
thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Sara Wodford daughter of Thomas Wodford was baptised Septm the 
seckond one thousand six hundredth forty and nyne. 

Page 7. 

Mary Gilberd, daughter of Jonathan Gilberd was baptised Desem the 
seuententh one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

John Olmsted sunn of Richard Olmsted was baptised Desember 30 in 
the yeare one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Rachel Maruen daughter of Maththew Maruen was baptised Desem' 
the 30 one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

John Stelle, sunn. 

John Allcock sunn of Thomas Allcock was baptised Febuary y« third 
one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

John Olmsted sunn of Nickolas Olmsted was baptised Febeuary y« 
third one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Sary Wadsworth daughter of William Wadsworth was baptised March 
the seuentene one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Anna Hulberd daughter of William Hullberd was baptised March the 
seuententh one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

John Pantree sunn of John Pantree was baptised March the seuenteenth 
one thousand six hundreth forty and nyne. 

Joseph Hilles, sunn of William Hilles was baptised March the seuen- 
teenth one thoQsand six hundrethe forty and nyne. 

Elizabeth Seger daughter of Richard Soger was borne June the 

one thousand six hundreth and fifty. 

Daniel Kelsa sunn of William Kellsa-was borne the one thousand 

six hundreth and fifty. 

Abbigall Stone daughter of Mr. Samiwell Stone was borne Septm 9th 
one thousand six hundreth and fif\y. 

John Russell sunn of Mr. John Russell was baptised Septm the twenty 
and three one thousand [six] hundreth and fifty. 

(jorg Hubberd sunn of Gorg Hubberd was baptised Desem the fif^eene 
one thousand six hundreth and fif\y. 

Joseph Peck sunn of Pall Peck was baptised Desem the twenty and two 
one thousand six hundreth and fifty. 

John Willcock sunn of John Willcock Jun' was borne Oc[to]ber the 
twenty and nyne one thousand six hundreth and fifly. 

Thomas Healls son of Thomas Healles was baptised Jeuneuary the 
nynten^ one thousand six hundreth and fif^y. 

Thomas Gridla sun of Thomas Gridia was borne the first week in 
August one thousand six hundreth and fifty. 

Mary Felowes daughter of Richard Felowes was baptised Febuary the 
ninth one thousand six hundreth and fifty. 

Daued Bull sun of Thomas Bull was baptised Febua' the ninth one 
tboosaod six hundreth and fifW. r^^^^T^ 

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198 Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Hartford, Ct [July, 

Rebecka Keeler daughter of Ralph Keeler was baptised Febeuary the 
ninth one thousand six hundreth and fif\y. 

Arther Smith son of Arther Smith was baptised Apell the twentyeth 
one thousand six hundred fifty and one. 

Sary Whiyhtmore daughter of Thomas Whytmore was baptised Aprell 
the twentyeth one thousand six hundred fifty and one. 

Esther Seiden daughter of Thomas Selden was baptised the third day 
of March one thousand sixe hundred forty and nyne. 

John Selden sonn of Thomas Selden dyed in the month of May one 
thousand sixe hundred and fifty. 

Esther Selden daughter of Thomas Selden dyed in the month of June 
one thousand sixe hundred forty and one. 

Joseph Seiden the sonn of Thomas Selden baptised the second day of 
November one thousand sixe hundred fifty and one. 

Elizabeth Culleck daughter of Captaine M^" John Culleck born July the 
15th one thousand sixe hundred fifty twoe. 

John Gilbert the sonn of John Gilbert borne the 19^ day of February 

Hannah Spencer the daughter of Thomas Spencer borne the 25**» of 
April! 1653. 

Page 9. 

Dorothy Lord daughter of Mr Thomas Lord borne the 17*^ day of 
August one thousand six hundred fifty and three. 

Jonathan Gilbert the sonn of Jonathan Gilbert borne the 15^*> of De- 
cember one thousand sixe hundred forty eight. 

Sarah Gilbert the daughter of Jonathan Gilbert borne the 25^^ day of 
July one thousand sixe hundred fifty one. 

Lydia Gilbert the daughter of Jonathan Gilbert borne the 3 day of 
October one thousand sixe hundred fifty four. 

Marah Spencer the daughter of Thomas Spencer borne the W^ of 
May one thousand sixe hundred fifty fyve. 

Mary Graves the daughter of Isaack Graves born the 5 day of July 
one thousand sixe hundred forty seeven. 

Isaak Graves, son of Isaack Grave born the 21'* day of August one 
thousand sixe hundred and fifty. 

Rebeckah Graves the daughter of Isaack Graves born the third day of 
July one thousand sixe hundred fifty twoe. 

Samuel Graves the son of Isaak Graves born the first day of October 
one thousand sixe hundred fifty fiiue. 

Elizabeth Gilbert the daughter of John Gilbert was borne the Iwelfh 
day of February one thousand sixe hundred fifty fine. 

Joseph Grannis the sonne of Edward Grannis was born the 31"' day 
of March one thousand sixe hundred fifty six. 

Martha Spencer the daughter of Thomas Spencer born the 19*^ day of 
March one thousand sixe hundred fifty seven. 

Hannah Stockin the daughter of Samuel Stockin of Middle Towne 
borne the 30^*» of October one thousand sixe hundred fifty four. 

Samuel Stockin the sonn of Samuel Stockin of Middle Towne, born 
'October the 29^^ one thousand six hundred fifty six. 

Judith Ambeck the daughter of Mr Johannes Ambeeck bom the fifth of 
December one thousand sixe hundred fifty four. 
{Toht Continued.) 

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The following acconnt of the gathering of the descendants of the late Hon. Charles 
Kellogg, of Kelloggsville, N. Y., is copied from the Avbum American, of October 9th, 
1857, having been furnished to that paper by a clergyman, who was a gnest on the 
occasion. As sach meetings are full of interest to families composing them ; and this 
was marked by the nnosual circnmstance of eleven brothers and sisters, whose united 
ages averaged fony-nine and one half years, and whoso ranks had never been broken 
by a single death, it is hoped it will come within the objects of this Register. 

A Member of the N, E. Uik. fr Gen. Soc, 

I designed before this to have given you an account of the Kellogg 
reunion, which was enjoyed at the "American," in this city, on Tuesday 
of last week. The family made no parade of their gathering, and none 
of them have thought to publish it ; but it seems to me that such an occa-- 
sion is of too much interest to be kept from the public. As one who has 
long known them, and who shared their hospitality that day, I will give 
your readers an account of the family, and of their rscent meeting. 

The Kelioggs are of Scotch descent, and they trace an interesting and 
honorable genealogy. Charles Kellogg, father of the present family, was 
bom in Sheffield, Mass., Oct. 3, 1773. At the age of fourteen he removed 
to Galway, Saratoga Co., N. Y., where his father had settled as a pioneer 
seven years before. At twenty-one he married Mary Ann Otis, a de- 
scendant of the Pilgrims, and two years after, with their eldest son, then 
an infant, and with an outfit but little more than willing hands and stout 
hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg sought a new home in central New York. 
Their conveyance was a sled and oxen ; their road was through woods 
which they had to open some portions of the way ; and after a fatiguing 
journey of fifteen days they arrived at their first home in Marcellus, on 
the western shore of Skeneateles Lake. They erected a log cabin, made 
a clearing in the forest, remained one year, sold their improvements to a 
wealthier immigrant, and purchased a second home in Aurelius, (now 
Owasco,) resided there two years, again sold out, and in the autumn of 
1799 removed to the third forest farm, in Sempronius, (now Niles,) where 
they resided forty years. 

These changes enabled them at each remove to enlarge their posses- 
sions, and at this home, for many years known as Kelloggsville, their 
family history chiefly transpired. Before the new farm was fully cleared, 
Mr. Kellogg added merchandizing to farming, and acquired a moderate 
fortune. The writer of this remembers when the farmers of Sempronius 
drew their grain on sleighs to Albany and returned with goods for Mr. 
Kellogg^s store. He was the second justice of the peace appointed in 
that town, and was supervisor for several years. In 1808 he was elected 
to the State Assembly, and received a re-election the following year. He 
subsequently held the office of judge of the county courts. In 18 J2 the 
village post-ofiice was established, and he was the first postmaster, while 
his own name was given by the postmaster general to the office, and since 
ften the village has been called Kelloggsville. In 1821 and 1822, he 
again represented Cayuga Co. in the Assembly ; and in 1824 he wa^ 
elected a representative in Congress, and took his seat in Dec. 1825,— « 
the first Congress under Mr. Adams^ administration. In all his services 
as a legislator, he was more a man of deeds than words, and held a high 
position as a man of eminent justice and practical common sense^ In all 

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200 Family Meting of Kelloggs. [^^Yf 

his offices, and in all his life, he secured the highest confidence and ^ 
est esteem of the public. 

Returuing from Congress, he gave his chief attention to his farm for 
the next ten years, and then sold the old homestead and removed to Ann 
Arbor, Mich., where four of his children were settled. He died in May, 
1842, aged 68, leaving the example of as fine and as hnppy a christian 
manhood as one often sees on earth. Mrs. Kellogg, who was in all 
respects worthy of such a husband, survived him only two and a half years. 

They had eleven children, six sons and five daughters, all of whom are 
alive and happy now. 

They are. 1, Day Otis, b. Aug. 7, 1796, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 2, Dwight, 
b. Oct. 4, 1797, of New York ; 3, Dor, b. Feb. 8, 1799, of Ann Arbor, 
Mich. ; 4, Delia, (Mrs. C. Whitwood of Auburn,) b. April 7, 1803; 5, 
Abigail Ann, (Mrs. £. A. Warden of Auburn,) b. June 10, 1804; 6, 
ChaHes Harvey, b. Sept. 19, 1808, of Lansinburgh, N. Y. ; 7, Electa 
Semanthy, (Mrs. Abell, a widow, of Peekskill ;) b. July 28tb, 1810; 8, 
Dan W., b. March 26th, 1812, of Brooklyn; 9, Doriiska, (Mrs. Backus,) 
b. Jan. 17, 1816, of Peekskill ; 10, Frances Louisa, (Mrs. Otis, of Almond, 
N. Y.,) b. March 6th, 1818 ; 11, John Quincy, b. March 24th, 1823, of 

The brothers and sisters now have thirty-one children, twenty-three 
sons and eight daughters. 

The sons are, all but one, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and a more 
capable family of merchants I have seldom found. The daughters are 
not behind their brothers in mind or heart, while their marriage connex- 
ions are excellent. The eldest son. Day Otis, has been a member of the 
State Assembly, Mayor of Troy, Paymaster General of N. Y. State Mili« 
tia, and U. S. Consul at Glasgow, Scotland ; to all of which offices he 
gave character and honor. The youngest daughter, Frances, resided for 
a time with her husband on a consulship in Switzerland. 

This excellent family were never all together but twice in their lives. 
In 1836, they all met for the first time in the old homestead at Kelloggs- 
ville, when their father and mother blessed them. Their second reunion 
was last week, (Sept. 29th.) The sun took their pictures in a group of 
excellent photographs, after which they dined at the American. Their 
wives and husbands, (with throe exceptions,) were present, as were also 
a number of their children, with two or three guests. Hon. Day Otis 
Kellogg read an interesting sketch of their history, and addressed to them 
a few very tender and eloquent remarks on the character of their parents, 
on their reunion, and their family hopes and loves and duties. They 
sang family hymns, and related both sad and mirthful stories of eariy life. 
They intended to visit the old homestead together the next day, but were 
prevented from going. During the feast of reunion they received mes- 
sage aHer message of joy and love, by telegraph and otherwise, from 
absent children and old friends. 

Here, sir, is a family, remarkable at least for numbers and fine health, 
and for a general resemblance of features and characters, with some finely 
drawn lines of personal dissimilitude ; a group of good heads and faces, on 
each of whose characters and in each of whose lives and fortunes, the 
fight of the best parental influence and christian education may be traced. 
And though 1 have enjoyed many happy occasions, I remember none that 
brought hearts to a warmer glow of gladness, or will shed a sweeter light 
on the future, than this last reunion of the Kellogg faoiily. 

Anbum, N. r., Oct. 8. 1857. oi,.ized..Goof.- «. I. 

1858.] Genealogical Items of the Kellogg Family. 201 

[By D. O. Kbllooo, a member of the N. £. Hist. Gen. Soc.] 

There seems a propriety in introducing the name of Kellogg into this 
" Register," as the earliest history of the family locates them in New 
England, and connects them with its annals. For several generations 
they are believed to have remained there, though now the name is found 
Id many parts of the United States, and their descendants have become 
numerous. The name is found in the early records of the first settle- 
ments on the Connecticut River, but no connected hislory of the family of 
those days has been discovered. 

It is not pretended that these fragments embrace more than a brief rec- 
ord of a portion of the family, and it is admitted that they are entirely 
deficient in relation to the immigration of its progenitors from Europe, as 
well as to the history of their early descendants. Much remains to be 
known before a complete genealogy can be written. It is, however, hoped 
that this beginning may stimulate some one having leisure, and feeling 
sufficient interest in the research, to continue the subject, until a full rec- 
ord shall be published. 

The present writer has been unable, in the limited investigations his 
pursuits have permitted, to trace back the progenitors to their first settle- 
ment in America, or to their European home immediately prior to their 
immigration. An existing similarity of name, now in Scotland, gives a 
probable clue to their early history. Tradition relates that they were 
originally Scotch, and that, being partizans of James VI., of Scotland, 
they came with that prince to England when he ascended the throne of 
Great Britain as James I. — where they remained until their settlement in 
New England. They came. here soon after the landing of the Pilgrims 
at Plymouth, and settled somewhere in Massachusetts. 

The Herald^s College, London, records two ancient families in Scot- 
land, bearing the name of KELLOCK. One was of the nobility, — the 
head of which was a duke. No trace of such rank now remains. The 
other were commoners, having a heraldic claim to the distinction of a coat 
of armSj the description of which is, for the present, omitted. The sim- 
plicity of American institutions suggests that the claim of descent should 
be baised on the latter. 

Late inquiries in Scotland, by the writer, led to the discovery of two 
families, now residing there, — one in Fifeshire, the other in Dumfries- 
shire, — there may be others, of the same name as that in heraldry. The 
Graelic idiom justifies the belief that, originally, the name was written 
KiLLOcH. The guttural sound given by the Scotch to the letter A, at the 
termination of words, is very nearly the American sound of g^ and ac- 
counts for the change of spelling in this country. When surnames were 
first introduced into Britain, the names of cities, towns, manors, estates, 
and local objects were often adopted by families. This suggests a proba- 
ble explanation of the origin and meaning of the name. In the Gaelic 
languaffe, Kil is a burial place, and Loch a lake. Thus Killogh indi- 
cates Lake Cemetery^ or the family of the Lake Burial Ground, In pro- 
cess of time the name has become Kellocx, in Scotland, and Kellooo in 
the United States. 

Materials now at hand serve only to give an imperfect account of that 

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branch of the family settled in western Massachusetts, a century and a 
half ago, and of such of their descents as were among the early emigrants 
to the Slate of New York. 

(1) Stephen Kellogo,* resided in Westfield, Mass., on the river of that 
name, in the early part of the eighteenth century, and is believed to have 
been a farmer. Particulars of his birth, marriage and family have not 
been asceiiained. 

(2) Silas,' son of Stephen, was born in Westfield, in 1714, married 
Ruth Root, daughter of Josiah Root, of the same place, b. March, 1722. 
They settled in Sheffield, Mass., in early life, and were among the first 
settlers of that then frouiier town. He was clerk of the land office estab- 
lished there by the proprietors of Sheffield, embracing the present town of 
that name, and the town now known as Great Barrington. He was a man 
of high social and religious character, and died about 1790. His widow 
survived him many years, and d. there in 1818, at the advanced age of 
96. They had four sons and five daughters, all of whom married, and 
most of them lived to i)ld age, viz. : 

(3) I. Ephraim,' b. in 1740 ; resided in Sheffield ; a farmer. 

(4) IT. Enos,3 b. in 1742 ; resided in Sheffield ; a farmer. 

(,4) in. Asa,' b. Feb. 19, 1745 ; m. Lucy Powell of S., who was b. 
Feb. 27, 1746 ; d. Nov. 9, 1816 ; settled in Galway, Sara- 
toga'Co., N. Y., during the revolution; was a farmer; held 
the offices of justice of the peace and captain of the mili- 
tia, — then important stations ; was a deacon in the presby- 
terian church, and universally respected. He d. June 4, 
182D, aged 75. 

(6) IV. Eleanor,' b, 1747 ; m. Joab Austin ; set. in Sheffield ; d. 

in Homer, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1836. 

(7) V. Ruth,' b. 1749; m. Solomon Kellogg; set. in New Hart- 

ford, Ct. ; removed to Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; d. at an 
advanced age ; had 12 sons. 

(8) VI. Rhoda,' b. 1753 ; m. Moses Kellogg ; set. in New Hartford. 

(9) Vn. Miriam,' b. 1755 ; m. Dr. Lewis Beebe ; set. in Pawlet, Vt. 

(10) VIII. Silas,' b. 1757 ; m. Rhoda Root of Sheffield; resided in that 

town through life, and represented it for several years in 
the Legislature ; was a member of the Convention of 1821, 
for amending the Constitution of Massachusetts ; served 
much in public life, and was highly respected. He d. at 
an advanced age, leaving sons and daughters. 

(11) IX. Anna,' b. in 1760; m. James Hickok ; set. in Lansinburgh, 

N. Y., and d. in old agj. 

Anaf (5) vho m. laxy Povsell^ had 7 sons and 2 daughters^ who lived to 

mature age, 

{i%) I. Frbderick,^ b. in Sheffield, Sept. 27, 1766; m. 1, Polly 
Phelps; 2, Try phena White; 3, Mrs. Brown. Left Gal- 
way in 1803 ; set. in Brutus, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; a farmer ; 
d. in Auburn, Oct. 16, 1832, leaving the example of a 
well spent life. Had a large family of sons and daughters. 

<|}) n. Ezra,* b. in S., June 26, 1769 ; m. Abigail Olmstead ; set. 
in Galway ; d. OcU 18, 1836. Had sons and daughters. 

(14) in. MARTiif,* b. in S., June 22, 1771 ; m. Rhoda Smith ; set. in 
Mexico, Oswego Co, N. Y. ; 4. Ian. 27, 1854. Had 3 
SODS and 1 daughter. / 

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1858.] Genealogical Itefns of the Kellogg Family. 203 

(H) ^^' Charles,* b. in S., Oct. 3, 1773 ; m. Mary Ann Otis, daugh- 
ter of David Otis of Galway, Oct. 21, 1794, — a direct de- 
scendant of John Otis, one of the English colony who set- 
tled Hingham, Mass., in 1635. She was b. Nov. 3, 1774. 
They set. in that part of Sempronius, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 
now known as Kelloggsville ; resided there about forty 
years, then removed to Ann Arbor, Mich. He d. there 
May 11, 1812, aged 68 ; and she, Oct. 14, 1844, aged 70. 
He was a farmer, and for many years a merchant also ; 
was much in public life, having been a member of the New 
York Legislature, four years; a representative in Congress 
two years, and for several years a judge of the county 
courts, besides serving many years in minor offices. In 
his public employments he secured the confidence and es- 
teem of the people. Through life he maintained a con- 
sistent religious character, and left an unsullied name and 
many excellent examples, a precious legacy to his descend- 
ants. Had six sons and five daughters. 

(if) V. ASA,4 b. in S., Nov. 12, 1777 ; ra. 1, Margaret Stewart, b. 
April 18, 1786; d. June 11, 1819; 2, Ann Stewart, b. May 
15, 1794 ; d. April 17, 1843. He d. Aug. 23, 1836 ; was 
an estimable and successful merchant, first in Milton, N. Y., 
then for many years in Troy, N. Y. Had sons and 

(17) VI. Lucy,* b. Nov. 11, 1779 ; m. 1, David Westcott ; 2, Reuben 
Hewett ; d, in western New York, April 13, 1851. 

(if) VII. Warren,* b. in Galway, June 2, 1783 ; m. Abigail Paine of 
Troy, b. Nov. 6, 1790, who survives. He d. Feb. 23, 
1835 ; was an honorable and successful merchant in Troy. 
Had sons and daughters. 

(19) VIII. Alexander Cyrus,* b. in G., June 22, 1785; m. 1, Ann 

Sayles ; 2, Ann Hinman Davis, now living. He was many 
years a merchant in Troy ; removed to Connecticut, and d. 
in Bridgeport, June 13, 1846. Left two sons and two 

(20) Electa,* b. in G., May 6, 1788 ; m. Alanson Kennedy. They 

settled in western New York. She d. Sept. 1839. 
Frtdtrick^ (12) \Dho m. 1, Polly Phelps ; 2, Tryphena White, had 

(21) I. Silas,' b. in G., June 6, 1789 ; m. Martha Simpson of Bru- 

tus ; farmer ; resides in Ira, N. Y. ; has sons and daughters. 

(22) IL Polly,* b. in G., June 6, 1790 ; m, William G. Beach, res. 

in Dexter, Mich. 

(23) III. LuciNDA,5 b. in G., Aug. 10, 1791 ; m. David Dixon. She b 

a widow ; res. in Lima, Mich. 

(24) IV. Alvan,* b. in G., Jan. 12, 1793 ; m. Sylvia Stow, formerly 

a cloth dresser, of whom Ex-President Fillmore learned 
that trade ; is now a farmer ; res. in Scott, N. Y. ; has been 
many years a justice of the peace, supervisor, dec, and 
has served in the legislature. Has sons and daughters. 

(25) V. Wealthy,* b. in G., Oct. 24, 1794; m. Milo Phelps. Is a 

widow ; set. in Painesville, O. : now res. in Ladoga, Wis. 

(26) VI. Amanda,^ b. in 6., Aug. 24, 1796; m. Henry Perine ; res. 

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(27) VII. Frbdbrick,^ b. in G., Nov. 26, 1797 ; m. 1, Sally Everet ; 2, 

; set. in Scott ; cloth dresser ; d. in Alleghany Co., 

N. Y., Dec. 28, 1857. Had sons and daughters. 

(28) VIII. Asa,* b. in G., April 26, 1800 ; m. Sarah St. John ; lesided 

in Calhoun Co., Mich. ; farmer ; d. May 7, 1854. 

(29) IX. LucY,^ b. in Brutus, June 1, 1803 ; m. Amos Carter; r. in Ira. 

(30) X. Israel Phelps,* b. in B., Oct. 24, 1808; m. 1, Eliza Whi- 

ting ; 2, ; farmer ; r. in Wyocena, Columbia Co., 


(31) XI. Harriet,* b. in B.,Dec. 10, 1810 ; m. Hicks P. Phelps ; res. 

in Wyocena, Wis. 
(82) XII. Charles White,* b. in B., May 21, 1815; m. Demmis D. 
Comstock of Fort Ann, merchant, New York ; r. in Brook- 
lyn ; has one son, Peter Comstock^ and two daughters, 
Gertrude^ and Fanny} 

Etra^ Viho m. Abigail Olmsted^ had^ all h, in Galway — 

(33) I. Ezra Powell,* b. March 18, 1795 ; ro. Margaret Anderaon ; 

res. in Gal way ; has one son. 

(34) II. Mercy Crosby,* b. May 12, 1797; d. Aug. 13, 1805. 

(35) III. Clarissa H.* b. June 12, 1799 ; m. Samuel Dauchy ; r. in 


(36) IV. Jonathan Crosby,* b. Dec. 18, 1801 ; d. Oct. 12, 1810. 

(37) V. Abigail Ann,* b. Jan. 9, 1804 ; m. Sears E. Smith ; res. in 

Cleveland, O. 

(38) VI. Sylvester Truman,* b. March 22, 1806 ; m. Lucy Ann 

Lindsley, merchant in New York ; res. in Yonkers ; has 
sons and daughters. 

(39) VII. Ruth Ann,* b. June 11, 1808 ; m. Lewis Goodrich ; d. Feb. 

5, 1833. 

(40) VIII. Lucy,* b. May 2, 1811 ; m. R. E. Gillet; r. in Cleveland. 

(41) IX. Mary,* b. July 10, 1813 ; m. Rev. Charles S. Renshaw; d. 

Sept. 26, 1839. 

Charles^"* (15) who m. Mary Ann Otis^ had — 
(f 2) I. Day Otis,* b. in Galway, Aug. 7, 1796 ; m. 1, Ann Eliza 
Smith of Lansinburgh, b. Feb. 26, 1797, d. Aug. 3, 1629 ; 
2, Mary Ann Dimon of Fairfield, Ct., b. Dec. 31, 1804, d. 
May 17, 1840 ; 3, Harriet Walter Odin of Boston, b. Oct. 
27, 1804. A merchant, first in Owasco, N. Y., then 23 
years in Troy, now in New York, resides in Brooklyn, N. 
Y. Has occasionally served in public life, having been a 
member of the New York Legislature, Mayor of Troy, and 
U. S. Consul at Glasgow, Scotland. Has five sons. 

(43) II. DwiGHT,* b. in Marcellus, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1797 ; m, Minerra 

Annable, who d. ; settled in Ann Arbor, Mich. ; 

res. now in New York. Has five sons, Charles Annable* 
Calvin Whitwood^ Dan W.^ WiUiam Henry^ and Crtorgt 
"Dwight^ and one daughter, Julia} 

(44) IIL Dor,* b. in Aurelius, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1799 ; m. Lucretia An- 

nable ; res. in Ann Arbor. Has served as a justice of the 
peace, and in other ofiices. 

(45) IV. Delia,* b. in Kellogggville, April 7, 1803 ; m. Calvin Whit- 

wood ; res. in Aubura, N. Y. 

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(46) y. Abigail Ann/ b. in K., June 10, 1804 ; m, Ethan A. War- 

den ; res. in Auburn. 

(47) VI. Charles Harvey,* b. in K., Sept. 19, 1808 ; m. Frances 

Amelia Parmelee of Lansinburgh, where they now reside ; 
merchant and manufacturer in Troy ; has four sons^ — 
William P.,« Warren T.,« Francis Pelatiah* and Henry 
Parmelee;* and three daughters, Mary Frances^* Amelia L.,' 
and Harriet Odin* 

(48) VII. Electa Semanthy,* b. in K., July 28, 1810 ; m. Col. William 

A. Abell of Ann Arbor; a widow ; res. in Peekskill, N. Y. 

(49) VIII. Dan W.,» b. in Galway, March 26, 1812; m. 1, Esther A. 

Bull of Troy ; 2, Kate Fake of Lansinburgh ; 3, Emma 
S. Congdon of Syracuse. Was two years secretary of the 
Michigan Senate under' Gov. Woodbridge^s administration ; 
merchant in New York ; res. in Brooklyn. 

(50) IX. Dorliska,* b. in K., Jan. 17, 1816 ; m. Dr. Cyrus Backus ; 

res. in Peekskill. 

(61) X. Frances Louisa,^ b. in K., March 6, 1818; m. Seth T. Otis 
of Chicago, til., who has been U. S. Consul to Basle, Switz- 
erland ; res. at Almond, Allegany Co., N. Y. 

(S2) XI. John Quincy,* b. in K., March 24, 1823 ; m. Helen Mary 

Dauchy of Troy ; merchant in New York; res. in Yonkers. 

Has one son, George Ahel^ and two daughters, Fanny 

Louisa* and Clara Dauchy.* 

Asa^ (16) uiho m. 1, Margaret Stewart ; 2, Ann Stewart ; had^ all h. in 

Troy :— 

(63) I. Eliza,* b. July 27, 1805 ; d. Sept. 8, 1806. 

(54) 11. Warren Stewart,* b. March 1, 1807; m. Lucy Ann Raw- 

don of New York ; res. in Hempsted, L. I. ; has sons and 
daughters. Ralph Rawdon* d. at two years old ; Edward 
H,* Lucy Ann* Margaret Anne* Leavitt Rawdon^* War- 
ren S.y* Isaac Merritt^* Susan A.<^ L Newton Phelps,* 

(55) III. Edward Asa,* b. June 15, 1808 ; d. Oct. 20, 1609. 

(56) IV. Edward,* b. Jan. 20, 1810; m. Sarah Hastings, who d. ; 

res. in Independence, Mo. Has sons and daughters. 

(57) V. Asa,* b. July 2, 1811 ; never married ; d. 1848. 

(58) VI. Eliza,5 b. Aug. 5, 1813 ; d. Sept. 15, 1815. 

(59) VII. Margaret Ann,* b. March 1, 1821 ; m. Francis Newlands ; 

resided at West Point, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 20, 1858. 

(60) VIII. Jane Eliza,* b. April 27, 1822 ; d. July 15, 1823. 

(61) IX. Jane Eliza,* 2d, b. Sept. 26, 1823 ; m. James S. Knowlson; 

resides in Troy. 

(62) X. Mary,* b. Aug. 12, 1826 ; m. George Redfield of Troy ; d. 


(63) XI. William,* b. Aug. 25, 1829 ; d. Nov. 15, 1830. 

(64) XII. Henry,* b. Aug. 25, 1829 ; m. Sarah May ; resides in West- 

minster, Vt. ; has children. 

(65) XIII. Caroline,* b. May 6, 1833 ; d. Sept. 15, 1835. 

TTorrefi,* (18) who m. Abigail Paine^ had^ all h, in Troy : — 

(66) I. Georob William,* b. Feb. 27, 1812; m. Charlotte Elisabeth 

Cobb of Albany ; was a merchant in Troy ; d. April 15, 
1849; left one son, Sanford Cohhf and one daughter, 
Prances Sovtkwick.* 

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(67) II. John Paine,* b. Oct, 11, 1814 ; unmarried; merchant in New 


(68) IIL Hbnry Lyman,* b. April 28, 1817 ; graduate of Washington 

College, Ct. ; m. Frances A. Wilson of Troy ; merchant in 
Cleveland, O. ; has two sons, Lewis Southwick* and WiU 
liam Cooper^ and 3 daus., Elizabeth Horner^* Mary Lyman^ 
and Ellen Wheeler} 

(69) IV. Mary Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 11, 1818 ; d. March 8, 1820. 

(70) V. Frances Lucretia,* b. Jan. 25, 1821 ; m. Maj. George H. 

Thomas, U. S. A. ; res. at Fort Mason, Texas. 

(71) yi. Julia Augusta,* b. Dec. 6, 1822 ; unmarried ; res. in Troy. 

(72) VII. Charles Augustus,* b. March 26, 1825 ; graduate of Har- 

vard University, 1845 ; studied law in Montgomery, Ala. ; 
practised in New Orleans ; removed to New York in 1851 ; 
now a merchant there. 

(73) VIII. Samuel Cobb,* b. April 23, 1828 ; d. Sept. 24, 1828. 

(74) IX. Caroline Louisa,* b. Oct. 25, 1830; d. Dec. 3, 1830. 

(75) X. Ellen Maria,* b. Sept. 17, 1831 ; d. Aug. 27, 1832. 

(76) XI. Homer Hall,* b. Dec. 9, 1833; d. May 23, 1837. 

Day Otis* now of Brooklyn^ has five sons, 

(77) 1. Burr Smith,* b. in Owasco, Aug. 8, 1826 ; m, Kate Curtis 

of N. White Creek, N. Y.; merchant in New York. 

(78) II. Charles Day,* b. in Troy, June 4, 1828 ; m. Mary Elizabeth 

Cobb of Boston ; merchant in B. ; resides in Brookline, Ms. 

(79) III. George Dimon,« b. in Troy, July 18, 1833 ; graduated at the 

University of Vermont, 1853 ; m. Harriet A. Sanborn of 
Peru, N. Y.; counsellor at law ; office and residence, N. Y. 

(80) IV. Theodore Dwight,* b. in Troy, April 17, 1835 ; settled in 

Ida County, Iowa. 

(81) V. Day Otis, 2d,* b. in Troy, March 31, 1837; graduated at 

Hobart College, Geneva, 1857 ; resides in Boston. 


The following extracts have been transcribed from a Manu$cript of the time of &my 
Vlll. They relate to the Household regalations of this noted English sovereign. 

We give the literal reading with nn amended orthography. 

Its design may have been to carioaturo certain customs oommon in high places at 
that day. 

Qoaint and inelegant thoogfa these extracts may appear, and meagre intrinsically as 
a historic record, as tliey confessedly are, yet from the great antiqni^ of the paper, 
(1537,) it may possess some interest, if from no other cause. A. W., of F., Ct. 

^^ His Highnesses attendants are not to steal any locks or keys, tables, 
forms, cupboards, or other furniture, out of Noblemen^s or Gentleoien's 
houses where he goes to visit. 

There shall be no romping with the maids on the staircases by which 
dishes and other things are oAen broken — Care should also be taken of ibe 
pewter spoons, and that the wooden ones, used in the kitchen, be not 
broken or stolen. 

The pages aball not interrupt the kitchen maids ;^-and he that is guilty 
«f seduction ahall pay a fine of two marks to kif HighoeWt and have his 
alloimice of beer wiilkbeld for a laoiith**^ 

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1868.] Inscriptions from the Burying- Ground in Hull. 207 


[Transcribed, July, 1857, by W. S. Barton.] 

This collection comprises all the inscriptions, which are at all legible, 
foand upon the various stones and monuments in the only burying-ground 
in Hull. There are a few rough stones, partially broken or buried in the 
ground, upon which inscriptions once existed, but are now too much de- 
faced and weatherbeaten, where exposed to the elements, to allow their 
various memorials to be even partially decyphered. Two or three dates, 
only, are preserved from the fragments of stone found in the enclosure ; 
one, with the title of a name, " Capt.," and the date, " Died April ye 2* 
1708,'* the earliest dale found ; one with the date only of " April 30. 
1718," and another of " Sept 30. 1759." The burying-ground is situated 
towards the easterly part of the town, on. the west side of the road so 
constantly frequented in the summer season by parties visiting Nantasket 
Beach, and is but a short distance from the Marine telegraph station at 
Hull, and the coast in the vicinity of the lower light in Boston harbor. 
The number of deaths recorded in this collection is one hundred and 
three, and the different inscriptions are given verbatim^ as near as may 
be, the names of individuals and families being alphabetically arranged, 
so far as the inscriptions would allow. 

The writer was engaged one summer afternoon only in transcribing 
these interesting memorials, and may have occasionally failed in literal 
exactness, but, in the main, believes his record to be faithfully accurate 
and reliable. 


1. In memory of Jonathan son to Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. Jane Bioney, 
who died Oct. y® 20. 1792, in his 11th year. 

2. In Memory of Mrs Rebeca Widow to Capt. Amos Binney She Died 
May ye [1 ?]5th 1798 In her 86ih year. 

3. In Memory of John Binney son of Mr. Spencer and Mrs Molly 
Binney, died Septr. 9. 1810 aged 9 years 7 m, and 21 days. 

* He 18 not lost, 

' He is only gone before us/ 

4. In Memory of Mr. Spencer Binney died Jan 20. 1811 Aged 53 

' Onr life is eyer on the wing, 
And Death is ever nigh,' — 

[two additional lines, illegible.] 

5. In memory of Miss Rebecca Binney who died June 26. 1819 in the 
83 Year of her age. 

' My threescore years and ten are past. 
And Christ has cat I'd me home at last, 
From all my sufferings here below. 
To dwell with him, and angels too.' 

6/Jfal memory of Miss Jane Binney, daug^ of Spencer dc Molley Bin- 
ney who died Sept. 13. 1819 in the 23 year of her age. 
Stop yoathfal gay, and loving mate, 
~ " lal r 

Bead here your step to eternal state 
Though lingr'ing long^ I sem'd to iti^, 
More suddea you may paw away. 

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7. In Memory of Mrs. Molly Binney, Beltct of Mr. Spencer Binney, 
died Dec. 16. 1823; Aged 51 years. 

Farewell my friends, k children dear, 
IVe left thii world of pain, 
May Tirtne be yoor practice here. 
Till we do meet again. 


8. In Memory of Mrs. Lydta Bruce wife of Jonathan Bruce Junr. & 
daughter of Jonathan ^ Lydia Loring, who died Dec. 14. 1828. aged 
37 years. 

She was a tender Parent, a dntifall Wifo, 
Caird from this world in the meridian of life, 
While here she slnmbers, nndemeath this clod. 
She will ne'er awake bat by the Tramp of God. 

9. Thomas Colyer ' deceased July 25. 1719.' 


10. r In memory of Perez Gushing, died in the West Indies 1794, 

aged 48 ; ^ 

11. i Ruth Gushing his wife died in this Town April 12. 1830 Aged 

77. [Same stone.] 

12. In memory of Mr. Benj' Gushing, died June 12, 1810, aged 70 

13. Robert G. Gushing son of Mr. Robert V. and Mrs. Mary Gushing, 
died May 12, 1816, aged 17 months 10 days. 

Friends and physician coald not saye, 
The mortal body from the gr&ye. 

14. Lydia Gushing daught^ of Robert Yinal dc Mary Gushing, died 
Nov. 4. A.D. 1822 aged 3 years & 9 months. 

15. Robert Y. Gushing died March 10 A.D. 1827, aged 45. 

16. William L. Gushing died at Boston, Sept 25. AD. 1827, aged 45. 

17. Sarah Gushing died May 7th 1828, aged 78. 

18. In Memory of Mrs. Jane Gushing, who died Dec 25, 1829, Aged 83. 

19. In memory of Mr. David Gushing, died July 17, 1832. Aet. 58. 

20. In memory of Mr. Pyam Gushing, died April 9. 1841. Aet 63 years. 

Thy form now mouldering back to natiye day, 
Must here remain till the great rising day, 
Sanriying friends who did thy friendship prove, 
Erect this stone — a token of their loye. 

21. In memory of Mrs. Olive Gushing, Relict of Mr. Pyam Gushing, 
died Jan. 6, 1848, Aet 64 years. 

When the laat tmmpets awfnl voice, 
This rending earth shall shake, 
The opening grayes shall yield their dead, 
And dnst to life awake. 

22. Judith S. Gushing d^ of R. V. & Mary G. d^ June 24 1855 aged 33 
yrs8 mos. 

Dear Jadith— 4hy mother consecrates Ihis stone, 
A mark of friendship and of love sincere. 
While in her memoiy ever thoa shalt bloom. 
And in her heart forever will be dear. 

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88* Mary Gushing, daughter of Robert V. & Mary Coshing died Feb. 
8, 1856, aged 44 years 4 mos. 

Tnuiqail she left this traniitory s«ne. 
With joyful triumph and a look serene 
B/ faith she fixed her ardent hopes on high, 
1b Jesus' merits, and in him did die. 

24. Jane L. Gushing, d. of Robert V. & Mary Gushing died July 81. 
1856, aged 39 yrs 6 mos. ^ 13 days. 

While weeping friends bend o'er the silent tomb 
Recount her virtues and their loss deplore, 
Faitha piercinff eyes dart througli the gloom, 
And hail her blest where tears shall flow no more. 


25. C In memory of Sally Daug. of Mr. Saml. ^ Mrs. Susannah Dill, 
who died April 5. 1808 aged 2 years, 8^, 22 days. [Also 
on the same stone,] 

In memory of Alonzo son of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Susannah Dill, 
who died Aug. 5. 1808 aged 3 months. 

27. Susan M. Dill, Daught. of Solomon Dill, died July 18, 1838, AET, 
19 years. 


28. In memory of Mr. Elisha Goold, who died Dec. 24, 1816, Et 7S. 

29. In Memory of Mrs. Martha Goold, wife of Mr. Elisha Goold, died 
Sep. 4. 1819 Aged 74 Years. 

Reader stand stHl and drop a tear, 
Think on tha dnst that slumbers here ; 
And when von read the state of me. 
Think on the glass that runs for thee. 

30. Sacred to the Memory of Bitha T. Goold, Wife of John Goold, Who 
died May dlst. 1830, Aged 38 years. 

Farewell yain world, with all thr yarions ties^ 
i*s in the 

I go to prove my mansion's in the skies, 
My time of suffering ceased with my breatli, 
1 die t» U««» ft>r I have liv'd for death. 

81. In Memory of Mr John Gould, died August 4. 1810, aged ^T'yean. 

Quick snatch'd from time and sense. 
Here mast my body lay, 
Till Jesus call me from the [gcave?] 
To see that last Day. 

S2. In Memory of Miss. Mary Gould, Dautr of Mr. Sam* & Mrs. Haiy 
Qould died July 11. 1818, aged 18 years. 

Yet kindred breasts regret her early ead, 
And mourn a lovely djiughter, sister, friend, 
Sabmissive, fond, affsetiooately dear. 
Her memory nurtured by a tender tear. 

33. In memory of Elisha Gould, son of Sam' dc Mary Gould, who died 
in Boston, June 4. 1824, Et. 16. 

Why should we mourn departed friends, 
Or shrink at death's alarms, 
TIs but the voice that Jesus sends^ 
T«.4»U OS to his anna* 

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. 84. Williani Brewster, son of Rev. Bobert and Rebecca L. Grould, died 
Oct. 8. 1843, aged 7 years. 

<* He comeCh forth like a flower, and u cat down." 

85. Thomas Lincoln, Member of the Sophomore Class, Wesleyan Uni- 
▼ersity, and son of Rev. Robert and Rebecca L. Gould, died at Middle- 
town Con. Sept. 23, 1847, aged 20 years. 

" Thy Brother shall rise again." 

86. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary 6. Gould, wife of Samuel 
Gould, Died Oct. 22, 1848, Aged 78 years. 

Home thon art gone ; thy lipf declared 
The Hope that strong inspired thy breast; 
A lifo weU spent, through lengthened yean, 
8ecnre[s] the promised home of rest. 


87. In memory of Bathsheba Greenleaf, died Dec. 2, 1825, at. 93. 
[This and the following, enclosed by a wooden fence.] 

38. John Greenleaf died Dec. 23, 1827 AEt. 54. 


89. Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Matthew Hunt, died May 16. 1797, 
in the 48 year of his Age. 

Qoicky snatched from time and sense, 
Hera must this body lay, 
Till Jesns calls me from the dost, 
At the great rising day. 

40. Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Winefred Hunt, Wife of Mr. Matthew 
Hunt, died Feb. 12, 1842 AEt. 88 years. 

Onr life how short, a groan, a sigh. 
We liTe— and then b^fin to die. 
Bat Oh 1 how great a mercy this. 
That death's a portal into bliss. 


41. Susan P. Knight, daugh^ of Joel and Jane L. Knight, died Nov 26, 
1840, AEt. 6 Years. 

** Them whiefa sleep in Jesns, will 
God bring with him." 

42. Sacred to the Memory of Rev. Joel Knight, 13 Years a traveling 
minister of the M. E. Church. Born at Sudbury Mass. May 4. 1804, 
closed his labours and his life in Providence R. I., August 13. 1843, Aged 
39 Years 3 Months dc 9 Days. 

*< And I heard a voice fh>m heaven saying nnto me, — Write, Blessed are the dead 
which die in the Lord, from henceforth ; vea, saith the Spirit, that they may net fiom 
their labours, and their works do follow them." 

43. Timothy Tabor, son of Joel and Jane L. Knight died Oct. 18, 1843, 
AEt. 1 Year, & 4^ Months. 

" Suffer little children to come nnto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the king- 
dom of Heaven." 


44. In memory of Mrs. Content Knox, Relict of Mr. Thomas Knox, 
Died Oct. 3, 1825, Mi. 65 years. 


45. Here lyes ^ body of [Elijah] Loring. P • •] He died Sept. 
yf 9. 1715. [This, and the next stone, are much defiiced.] 

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46. Here lyes y« body of Benjamin Loring, aged 72 years, Died March 
y 10th. 1716. 

47. Here Lyes y* body of Mr. John Loring, died February y« 28. 
1719, in y« 49th. year of his age. 

48. In memory of Jane, Daut*" to Mr. Samuel Loring Jur. dc Mrs. Hul- 
dah bis wife. She died Sept y« 5^^ 1791, aged 16 months & 18 days. 

49. In memory of Mrs. Jane wife of Mr. Samuel Lioring. She Died 
Oct. ye 18th 1795, in her 73d year. 

50. Id Memory of Capt. Daniel Loring died Nov. 2, 1801, aged 46 

Hay Qnardian angels watch the sleeping dust. 
Till time shall haste the rising of the Jost. 

51. In memory of Elisha Loring, son of Mr. Jon^ and Mrs. Lydia 
Lioring, died March 20, 1810, Aged 14 years. 

52. In Memory of Eliza Loring, Daughter of Mr. Jona. dc Mrs. Lydia 
Loring, died March 16, 1811, aged 16 years. 

Now here my hody silent lays, 
And monlders back to dust, 
But Jesas call'd my soal away, 
To live among the just. 

53. William D. Loring, son of Mr. James C. dc Mrs. Mary Loring, died 
Feb. 14. 1813 Aged 34 Days. 

54. In memory of Mr. Samuel Loring, died Sept 19, 1813, Aged 92 

55. In Memory of Sarah Loring, Daugh. of Mr. John G. dc Mrs. Martha 
Loring, died June 2, 1815, Aged 4 months d& 28 Days. 

56. In memory of Lucy N. Loring, Daught. of Mr. Samuel dc Mra. 
Lucy Loring, died May 29, 1816, aged 14 months, de 1 day. 

57. In Memory of Mrs. Martha Loring wife of John G. Loring, who 
died April 18, 1817, iEt. 33. 

In faith she dy'd, in dost she lies, 
Bat faith foresees her dust shall rise. 
When Jesus with Almighty word, 
Calls sleeping saints to meet their Lord. 

58. In Memory of Mrs. Huldah Loring, wife of Mr. Samuel Loring, 
died July 23, 1820 Mx. 70 years. 

59. In Memory of Miss Harriott Loring, Daught. of Mr. Daniel dr 
ElMbeth Loring, died Sept. 17, 1826, Mx, 42. 

We part to meet in heaven. 

60. Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Loring, who died Jan. 18, 1828, 
in his 77 year. 

May these few lines engraver'd stand, 
In Memory of your departed friend ; 
When Christ commanas, we all must go. 

[emory of your departed friend ; 
m Christ commands, we al* 
And bid farewell to all below. 

61. In memory of Mr. Jonathan Loring who died July 6, 1830, ^t. 71. 

62. In Memory of Mrs. Mehitab" Loring, wife of Mr. John Loring, died 
Feb. 5, 1834, Aged 83 Years. 

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03. In memory of Mr. Samuel Loriog died June 14, 1840, JEl 86 

" For me to IWe was Christ, and to dio is gain." 
Patriarch and friend of peace, we seek thy shade in yain, 
Yet clings thy memory to the lips of penury and pain, 
Thy memory is on the spot, where thy fresh childnood grew; 
By llring intellect, embalmed with ever fragrant dew. 

64. In memory of Mrs. Sophronia 2S. Loring, wife of Abner B. Loiif^, 
who died Dec. 30. 1841, aged 25 years. 

Ordained to lose the partner of my breast. 

Whose virtae warmea me, and whoso beauty blesi'd, 

I yet remember that the parting sigh, 

Appoints the good to slumber, not to die, 

The starting tear I check ; I kiss the rod, 

And not to earth resign her; but to God- 

65. In memory of Rachel C. Loring, daughter of Ss^muel and Lij^^gr 
Loring, born Aug. 4, 1827, died Dec. 19, 1843. 

Peace to her dust ; for surely peace her gentle spuit knows. 
Around her narrow house on earth, the night wind sadly blows. 
But heavenly airB, that through the trees of life forever play, 
Are breathing on her spirit's brow, to dry her tears away. 

66. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Loring, who died Dec. 
22, 1851, aged 95 years, 4 months. 

Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, 
Light from its load the spirit flies, 
While heaven and earth combine to sij, 
How blest the righteous when he dies. 


67. In memory of James Qoold son to Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Olive 
Lqydl, he Died Dec. ye 31. 1796, Aged 18 months. 

68. Sacred to the memory of Mr. Samuel Lovcll, died Aug. 7, 1807, 
■agpd 54 years. 

Friends and Physicians conld not save 
My mortal body from the Orave, 
Nor shall the grave cbnflne me here. 
When Christ commands me to appear. 

69. f In memory of Mr. Caleb G. Lovell, died Aug. 6, 1828, JEi 37 

/eats. [Also upon the same slQoe,] 
his son Caleb 6. Lovell, lost at sea. Oct. 36, IQjJ^, ^ 29> 

71. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Olive Lovcll, Relict of fifr. SftnmpL 
Lovell, died Aug. 25, 1844, J&i, 87 years* 


72. In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Mitchell, wife of Mr. John Mitchell, 
died July 15, 1(^5, JEl 29 years. She was a native of Carlscrona, 

78. In memory of Lucy S. Mitchell, obt. July 25^1838, aged 18 yean, 

74. Elisabeth Mitchell, Daught. of John Mitchell, died July,.??) 18^* 
.JE^. 17 years. 

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1858.] InMripHons frwn ike Burying' Chround in Hull. 218 


75. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Harriet, Wife of Mr. Bryant New- 
comb, died Jany 31st, 1808, A.E. 20. 

May these few lines engraven stand, 
In memVy of jour departed friend, 
When Jesas calls, we all mnst go, 
And bid farewell to all below. 

76. Id memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Newcomb, Relict of Mr. OtiVer 
^ewcomb, died Sept. 6, 1824, Aged 60 years. 

77. r Sacred to the memory of Mr. Peter Newcomb, who died April 
22, 1833, Aged 52 yrs. [Also, on same stone,] 

78. Also Simon P. Son of Peter & Margaret Newconib, died May 
20, 1826, Mi. 2 yrs. [Also, the following,] 

And 2 Infant children. 


No pain nor grief, nor anxioos fears. 
Invade thy bounds ; no mortal woes 
Can reach' the peaceful sleepers here 
While angels watch their soft repose. 

[This inscription is upon a marble stone, enclosed by an iron fence.] 


81. In Memory of Mrs. Betsey Reed, wife of Mr. John Reed, died 
Utarch 24, 1815, Aged 45 Years. 

82. In Memory of Mr. John Reed Jr., who died April 17, 1828, Aged 
31 Yrs. 

Stop mj yonng friends, and on this Grave, 
Pray cast an eye without delay. 
My Wife and Children for me do mourn. 
For 1 to them, can near [ne'er] return. 

83. To the memory of John Reed, who died Mar. 5, 1832, In the 85*^ 
year of hb age. 

Rest sleeper rest, thy toils and pains, 
No more shall press thy weary soul, 
That peaceful shore where Jesus reigns. 
Is thine while endless ages roll. 

84. In Memory of Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. John Reed, who died Det, 
29, 1838 aged 58 years. 

Thirty four years by faith in Christ she trod, 
The blissful path that leads from sin to God, 
Reader, believe the Saviour* words, and fly. 
From every sin, then rise to joys on high. 

85. In memory of Mr. Samuel Reed, who died Feb. 29 [?] 1853, 
Aged 87 Years. 

Like shocks of com that'' fully ripe. 
He to the grave is borne, 
Of earthly things a perfect type. 
Then let us cease to mourn. 


86. r Esther, wife of Nicholas Sirowich, died Aug. 18, 1844, aged 

j 36 years. 

7. \: 

87. I John L. died Feb. 16, 1835, aged 2 yrs. 6 mos. ; 

88. ^ Angeline A. died Aug. 9; 1843, aged 1 1 mos. ; 

89. i Mary 6z; Esther, twin daughters, died Dec. 30, 1828, aged 4 days. 

90. I Children of Nicholas & Esther Sirowich. 

(^ [All in one inscription upon a marble stone.] 


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91. In memory of Capt. Daniel Souther, be died March y 26. 1797, 
In his 71* year. 

92. In memory of Mrs. Judith, widow of Capt. Daniel Souther. She 
died Feb. 26th 1801, in her 67tii year. 

98. In memory of widow Sarah Spear, who died March 12, 1888, 
JEX. 65. 

Beader, If Ioto of worth thj bosom warms, 
If virtue please thee, or if friendship charm. 
On this cold Grave, O ! drop a pensive tear, 
I'or, Friendship, virtae, worth, faj buried here 
Can bounteous heaven a greater solace give, 
Than that which whispers friends departed love, [* *, the itst 



94. Sacred to the memory of Miss Joanna Sprague, died Nov. 13, 1837, 
Aged 81 Years. 


95. Martha Swain, Daug^ of Mr. William & Mrs. Martha Swain, died 
March 25, 1810, aged 9 months. 

96. In Memory of Mr. William Swain died July 23. 1813, Aged 33 


97. Mrs. Sarah Ann Augusta, wife of William Thompson, died Feb. 
14, 1837, aged 24 Years. 

We will not mourn, or even pour 

For her the sorrowioa: tear. 

But rather joy that sne has 'scaped, 

A dread sojourning here. 

And though from earth this fond one*" riien 

We trust through Christ to meet in Heaven. 


98. In Memory of Jane Dau'tr of Mr. Gideon Tirrell, 6i Mary his Wife 
She died May [11th?] 1802, in her [7th?] year. 

99. In Memory of Nancy Dau^tr of Mr. Gideon Tirrell, & Mary his 
Wife. She died May 14^ 1802, in her 16^ year. 

100. In memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Gideon Tirrell, who died 
Feb. 4. 1809, M. 52. 

101. In memory of Mr. Gideon Tirrell, who died Feb. 26, 1823, 
A.E. 70. 


102. In Memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Turner, died April 15, 1831, JEt 
44 years. 

103. In Menoory of Mrs. Elisha Turner, who died Aug. 16. 1848, JEl 
65 years. 

My flesh slnmher in the ground. 
Till the Arkangel trump shall sound, 
Then burst my bounds, in glad surprise. 
And in my Saviour's image Hbo. 

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1858.] A Branch of the Whitney FamUf. 215 

[Gommnnicated by Dr. L. M. Habbis.] 

On looking over the genealogy of the Whitney Family, as given in two 
late numbers of the Register, I find that the family name of the wife of 
John,* son of John* and Ruth (Reynolds) Whitney, was not known, either 
to Dr. Bond, or H. A. W. 

Robert Harris, my emigrant ancestor, was married, Jan. 24, 1642-3, 
to Elizabeth Boughey, at Rozbury. Their eldest child, Elizabeth,* was 
bom Nov. 9, 1644. Their next child, John,' was baptized Aug. 8, 1647. 
Elizabeth,* dau. of Robert H. m., (probably) in 1669, John^ Whitney ; 
and John,* son of Robert H. m., Sept. 20, 1670, Mary, b. 26. 7. 1650, 
dan. of Richard Sanger of Watertown. Now, by reading the will of 
Robert Reynolds, Vol. IX., p. 137, Gen. Reg., you will find that Ruth, 
the mother of John* W., and Mary, mother of John* H.*s wife were 
both dau.-*. of the said Reynolds. 

To make this more intelligible, I give the names of the Patriarch Rob- 
ert's children in full, and in some order. 

Robert Harris m., Jan. 24, 1642-3, Elizabeth Boughey. 

Children of Robert and Elizabeth {Boughey) Harris. 

1. Elizabeth, born Nov. 9, 1644, m. 1669, John* Whitney of Water- 


2. John, baptized Aug. 8, 1647, m. Sept. 20, 1670, Mary, b. 26. 7. 

1650, dau. of Richard Sanger of Watertown. 

3. Timothy, born July 9, 1650, m. April 2, 1697, Abigail, b. March 

30, 1681, dau. of Thomas and Susannah Morey of l^xbury. 

4. Daniel, bom May 14, 1652, m. June 14, 1682, Joanna Brown. 

Parentage not ascertained. 

5. Priscilla, born Oct. 7, 1653, died Jan. 2, 1718, unm. Have a copy 

of her will, made Dec. 31, 1717. 

I find no record of the Patriarch, Robertas, death ; but his signature to 
a deed, May 19, 1698, is yet in existence ; and a legacy, to be paid two 
years aAer his decease, to his dau. Elizabeth Whitney, is receipted for by 
herself and husband, Jan. 14, 1702-3, which makes it probable that he 
died in Jan. 1700-1. 

John Whitney, the grandson of John and Elinor Whitney, the first set- 
tlers, was made freeman in May, 1684, and d. March 4, 1726, aged 83. 
** Elizabeth Whitney owned covenant at Roxbury chb. 30. 2. 1671.*^ 
The name of John W. appears in the list of members of the 2d chh. in 
Roxbury, when gathered by " ye Rev. Nehemiah Walter, Nov. 2d, 1712," 
and, doubtless, he had previously been a member of the first chh. in Roxbury. 
His houselot, containing nine acres, was situated in that part of Roxbury 
called Jamaica Plain ; and lying on the right as you pass up Pond St. to 
the south part of Brookline, which town was called Muddy River until 
the year 1705. 

Whitney's lot extended back from the street, westerly, to the line sep- 
arating Roxbury from Brookline. The late Major Benjamin Weld of 
Roxbury, who died in 1852, being then in his 86th year, told me, a short 
time before his decease, that he well remembered the Whitney house to 
have been standing in his boyhood. The old tabernacle has, probably, 
been among the things that toere, from 75 to 80 years. Within the last 
14 years, two hollows, marking the places of the cellar and well have 

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216 A Branch ef ikg Whitney FmmUy. [Jalf , 

been visible ; but the plough has since passed over, and obliterated all 
marks of them. The dwelling-house of Robert Harris stood about six 
rods over the line into Brookline ; and the two houses — Harrises and 
Whitney's — were about J of a mile apart, following the road that leads 
into Brookline. In the rear of the spot where the old Whitney mansion 
stood, the ground descends on a gradual slope for several rods to a nar* 
row strip of meadow, through which runs a pleasant little brook. BeyoBd 
the meadow, the ground rises abruptly to an elevation many feet higher 
than the front of the lot ; and still rises, gradually, forming a slope of 
considerable dimensions, and extending westerly to its boundary oa 
Brookline. All that part of the lot lying west of the brook is covered 
with a fine grove of forest trees. On the removal of the Whitneys, the 
property came, by purchase, into the possession of the Child Familjr^ 
whose premises it joined, and was by them retained until about four yeacs 
since, when Mr. Stephen Child of Boston, lately deceased, sold the lot to 
Mr. Abel Adams. On the elevated plain in the rearward portion of his 
lot, Mr. Adams has erected a magnificent stone edifice, in the Eliza* 
bethan style of architecture, which fairly aut^gablet Hawthorne's Pynchon 

The numbers given in parentheses refer to the same persons mentioned 
in the Whitney Genealogy, as given in Vol. XI. of the Register, begin- 
ning on page 113, and continued on page 225. 

John Whitney* (13) the grandson of JOHN and ELINOR, ra. Eliza- 
BETFE Hahris, probably in 1649. He was admitted freeman. May, 1684, 
d. March 4, 1726, aged 83. 


1. (77) EKtah^h, b. Sept. 9, 1670. 2. (78) John, b. April 1, 1672 ; 
probably d. young. 3. (79) Ruih, b. Aug. 31, 1674, m. April 22, 1701, 
Joseph Adams, son of Mary and Roger Adams. They lived in Brook- 
line, where she d. Nov. 19, 1762, a^ 88 years. 4. (60) Timothy, b. 
April 16, 1678. See below. 5. (81) DontW, b. Dec. 8. 1681. See 
below. 6. (82) Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1684. A Sarah Whitney d. July 4, 

Timothy Whitney,* (80) m. Masgauet Bacon, June 12, 1706. He 
purchased land of the Prentice family, in Newton, in 1728, where he 
afterwards resided. See Bond, p. 964. His children, as here given, 
were born in Roxbury. 


(211) 1. Sarah, b. Feb. 28, 1707. 

(212) II. Caleb, b. April 7, 1711, m. Hannah Cheney. See below. 
(218) III. Moses^ b. June 20, 1714, m. Rebecca Hyde. See below. 
(232) IV. Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1716, m. Mary Hastings. Children— 1. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 18, 1749. 2. Martha, b. May 31, 1752. 
3. Ann, b. Feb. 10, 1755. 4. Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1758. 
5. Lois, b. Sept. 5, 1761. 
(240) V. Timothy, b. April 30, 1720, or 1721. 

Daniel Whitney,^ (81) m. in Roxbury, June 21, 1704, StrsAHMA 



(242) I. John, b. May 23, 1705. 

(243) II. EHxaheth, b. Feb. 4, 1706-7. 

(244) III. Susanna, b. Feb. 21, 1708-9. 

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(d4&) IV. Danuh b. Maroh 25, 1711, m. id Boilrary, Sarah Gray, 
Maich 7, 1769. 

(246) V. Ann, b. April 4, 1713. 

(247) VI. Elijah, b. Jan. 15, 1715, wife Hannah. See below. 

(248) Vn. Ruth, b. Dec. 5, 1719. 

(249) VIII. ElUha, b. Oct. 15? 1722, m. Abigail Dana. See below. 

IX. Esther, bapt. July 11, 1726, (2d Ch. Rec. Roxbury,) m. 
John White, March 8, 1745, (2d Ch. Rec.) 

Caleb Whitney,* (212) (son of Timothy and Margaret,) m. Hannah 
Chenet, in 1756, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Wiswall) Cheney of Newton. 


I. Hannah, b. March 8, 1737, m. Nathl. Parker, 1772» 

II. Caleb, b. June 17, 1740, m. Elizabeth Hyde. See below. 

III. Sarah, b. Oct. 23, 1743, m. James Richards, Jr. 1769. She 

d. 1771. 

IV. Thaddeus, b. July 10, 1747, m. Temperance Hyde. See 


Moses Whitney,* (218) (son of Timothy and Margaret,) m. Rebecca 
Hyde, in 1739, dau. oif Ensign Timothy and Rebecca (Davis) Hyde of 


I. Margaret, b. May 8, 1741. 

II. Mo$e8, b. April 9, 1743, d. in the Revolutionary Army. 

III. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1745, m. Edward Richard of Cambridge. 

IV. Timothy, \ b. Feb. 12, 1747, m. Mary Hyde. See below. 
V. Stephen, ) b. Feb. 12, 1747, d. in the Army. 

VI. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1749, m. Asa Payson, 1777. Had 
Asa and 2 daughters. 

VII. Ephraim, b. June 16, 1751, m. Ana Fuller, 1774, and d. in 

the Army. 
VIII. Rebecca, b. March 17, 1754, m. Wm. Buzzard, 1780. Chil. 
Betsey, Clara. 

IX. Relief, b. Dec. 29, 1756, m. John Woodward of Brookllne, 

X. Gershom, b. July 25, 1758, d. 1759. 

XI. Persis, b. Feb. 19, 1760, m. James Richards, 1797. 

XII. John, b. April 8, 1762, m. Polly Pope, 1785. Children- 
Moses, Asa, and 2 daughs. He d. suddenly, Aug. 28, 
1816, aged 54. 

(247) Elijah Whitney,* (son of Daniel and Susanna,) m. Hannah 


I. Elijah, b. Sept. 23, 1744. 

II. Elisha, b. Oct. 6, 1747, m. Abigail Dana. (See below.) 

III. John, b. Nov. 29, 1749. 

IV. Hannah, b. June 13, 1756. 

Caleb Whitney,* (son of Caleb and Hannah,) Elizabeth Hyde, 1765. 
I. Olicer, b. March 9, 1766, d. unm. 
II. Amariah, b. Nov. 18, 1767. 

III. Ruth, b. May 31, 1773. 

IV. Sarah, b. June 4| 1774. 
V. AbigaU, h. Sept. 10, 1775. 

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219 A Branch iff the WhiUujf Familf. [Jnly, 

Thaddbvs Wbitnet,^ (boo of Caleb and Hannah,) m. 1772, Tsmpbr- 
ANCE Hyde, dau. of Lieut. Noah and Ruth (Seger.) He d. 1832, aged 
85. She d. 1842, aged 89. 

I. Temperance^ b. Sept. 2, 1774, m. Jona. Cook, Jr. 1795. 
II. Ruth^ b. 1776, m. Worcester. 

III. Hannah, b. April 9, 1779, m. David Ward well. No chU. 

IV. Thaddeus, b. Sept. 1, 1788, d. 1823, unm. 

TmoTHT Whitney,* (son of Moses and Rebecca) m. BIart Htds, 
1773. He d. 1821. She d. 1828. 


I. Siepheny b. prob. 1774, m. May 5, 1803, Ruth Whittemore. 
Has children. 

II. Timothy, b. prob. 1776, m. Peggy, dan. of Lott Thayer, 1821. 
in. PoUy, b. prob. 1778. 
IV. Peggy, b. prob. 1780, m. Elijah Whitney. 

V. Anna, b. prob. 1782. 
VI. Elisha, b. prob. 1784, d. young. 

Elisba Whitney,* (son of Elijah and Hannah,) m. Abigail Dana of 
Hrookline. His portrait, painted by Stuart, is in the possession of his 
grandson, Benj. Duick Whitney. 


I. Experienee, b. March 1, 1776. 
II. AHgail, b. April 10, 1778. 

III. ElLha, b. Feb. 4, 1780, m. Sarah Heath. (See below.) 

IV. Asa, b. May 18, 1782, m. Mary Hammond. (See below.) 
V. Pede, b. July 20, 1784, m. Col. Joseph Dudley of Rozbury. 

See Vol. X., p. 342, Gen. Reg. 
* VI. WiUiam, b. June 17, 1788. 
VII. EUxabeth, b. March 3, 1793. 

Elisra Whitney,^ (son of Elisha and Abigail,) m. Feb. 26, 1804, 
Sarah Heath. He d. Feb. 12, 1823. 


I. Abigail, m. a son of Amasa Gay. John, m. a daughter of 
John Skinner, and had 2 sons. Sarah, unm. Willimn, 
unm. Caroline, bapt. Jan. 6, 1814. Nalhl. Davis, bapL 
Dec. 15, 1816. Order of births not known. 

Asa Whitney,^ (son of Elisha and Abigail,^ m. Mabt Hammond, dau. 
of Phineas and Mary (Gay) Hammond. He d. March 4, 1826. 


I. Benj. Duick, b. Nov. 6, 1807; grad. H. C. 1828 ; m. EUxa- 
beth Williams, and have had 8 children, of whom Stephen 
Williams, b. 1841, is now of the class of 1861, H. C. 
II. Daniel Hammond, b. Oct. 7, 1809, d. Oct. 6, 1817. 
in. Sarah Hammond, b. May 23, 1812, d. June 23, 1817. 
IV. Mary, b. May 5, 1815, d. April 12, 1845. She m. Professor 

Cornelius C. Felton of Harvard University. 
V. Emily, b. Sept. 27, 1817, m. Joseph Sargent, M. D. of 

VI. Asa Hammond, b. June 17, 1819, m. Laura Henshaw of 

Leicester. Graduated H. C. 1838. Five children. 
VII. Sarah, b. July 13, 1822 ; m. Frederic W. Gale of Woroeeler. 
They were both lost in the steamer Arctic, Sept 27, 1854. 

1868.] Items from the Boston News Letter. 219 

Vin. Catherine Dean^ b. Dec. 17, 1824, m. Henry Sargent, M. D. 
She d. Sept. 9, 1849. He d. 1858. 

Notes. — The ages of John and Elinor Whitney, and of their children, 
as recorded, at the lime of their embarkation for New England, in April, 
16a5, (see Vol. X., Third Series, Mass. Hist. Coll., p. 24,) and, as stated 
in the beginning of the Whitney Genealogy, were doubtless incorrect 
It is probable that they were several years older than this record would 
make them appear. 

Samuel Whitney of Brunswick and son Samuel taken prisoners, to 
Canada, July 24, 1751, and sold for 126 livres. He had a wife and 6 
children. He since made his escape. 

Solomon Whitney made his escape from the Indians, and died at 
Hospital, Nov. 18, 1750. Timothy Whitney was bought for £SU. 
Per " Revolution" Book, Vol. 74, (VIII.) pages 46 and 59, at State 
House, Massachusetts. 

Thb Hong Kong Monthly Magazine. — Newburyport is somewhat 
celebrated for the great number of publishers and editors it has produced. 
They are scattered all over the Union, and we can call to mind enough 
to supply a whole state with publications ; but we were not aware till 
Monday, when we received No. 4 of the above-named Magazine, edited 
by Mrs. Annie E. Beecher, (formerly Miss Annie E. Goodwin,) at No- 
ronha^s office — Oswold's Terrace, nong Kong, that a native of Newbu- 
ryport was editing for the Chinese. It is a Magazine of 48 pages, very 
creditable to the editor, who had gained some celebrity as a writer before 
enlisting as an American missionary in that distant l&nd,-^ Newburyport 
Herald, 28 Dec, 1857. 

** Salem April 23^. Last Lords* Day dyed and this day was buried the 
Honourable Madam Ann Bradstreei aged 79 years ; She was the relict 
widow of Grovernour Bradstreei, and a Gentlewoman of good Birth and 
Excellent Education, being Daughter to Emanuel Douming Esq ; and 
Sister to the Honourable Sir George Downing Bart, sometime EnvoT 
Extraordinary from King Charles the II. at the Hague : But that whicti 
rendered her one of the Excellent ones of the Earth was her known 
Eminencee in Religion both as to the knowledge and power of it, with 
which were happily joyned many rare Endouments of mind, and a most 
agreeable Conversation : she was born in London, and came veiy young 
to New-England, was first Marryed to Capt Joseph Gardner of Salem, 
and afterwards to Governour Bradstreet, but left no Issue by either." — 
Boston News Letter, April 20-27, 1713. 

''Marlborough Aug. 20, 1711 
'' On the 15th Instant dyed here Mr Edward Rice born at Barkham* 
steed in Hertfordshire, South Britain, Anno Dom 1618, from whom by 
one Wife (who still survives) are descended 142 Persons of which 1 19 
are now living. And an Elder Brother Mr Henry Rice who dyed in 1711 
at Framingham has left as numerous a progeny, being both Men of virtu- 
ous lives.''— From the Boston News Letter, No. 436, of August 18 to 
Monday 25, 1712. 

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220 The Family of Paddock. [July, 

[Commimicated bj Z. Eddt, Esq.] 

I. Eoheri Paddock^ the Pilgrim ancestor, was settled in Plymouth in 
1634, and prolmbly several years before and after that time.* He aftei^ 
wards settled in Duxbury, and is noticed in Windsor^s history of that 
towd. He died in 1650. See Reg., vol. 8, p. 316. He had a son Rob- 
ert, who lived in Dartmouth; and John Eddy, son of Samuel, the Pilgrim, 
fharried his daughter, Susanna, Nov. 30, 1665. He had also a son John, 
end there are families of his descent now in that region. Also, Zecha- 
riah, brother of said John Eddy, married *' Alice Paddock, daughter of 
Robert Paddock of Duxbury, May 7, 1663. It is probable she was the 
daughter of the first Robert, Vho also left a son, Zechariah, born in the 
" fore part of the year," May, 1636 ; also George and John. George 
married Sarah Ricard in 1657. John married Anna Jones ; he was born 
in 1643. Mary, his daughter, m. Thomas Roberts, 1656 ; she was born 
in 1638. Alice was born March 7, 1640. 

n. Zechariah Paddock^ son of the first Robert, lived in Yarmouth, 
(Cape Cod,) and died there May 1, 1727. A very full and favorable 
account is given of him in the Register, vol. 8, p. 251, taken from the 
N. E. Weekly Journal, of June 5, 1727. He married Deborah Sears, 
(1659,) who survived him, and left " of his own posterity, forty-eight 
grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren. ^^ He obtained the 
character of a righteous man." The most of his descendants were 
through his son Zechariah, born in 1664. 

III. Zechariah Paddock, Of his personal history little is known. 
Two of his sons emigrated to the town of Middleborough, — Ichabod and 
Thomas. No doubt the records and graveyard, at Yarmouth, afibrd the 
account of his birth, death, and those of his children. 

IV. So, of his son, Thomas Paddock of Middleborough ; there are rec- 
ords and grave stones which give an account of his numerous family. 
Two of his sons, Thomas and Adino, are remembered. Thomas lived in 
Middleborough, and was distinguished, physically, as the most powerful 
and robust man in town. Adino lived in Boston, and had a store in Tre- 
mont Street, and planted the large elm trees in that street, near Park Street 
Meeting-house; was captain of a company then called ^^ the Train Artil- 
lery;^^ was a loyalist, and left Boston with the British troops, when evacu- 
ated by them in 1776. H^.was called Col. Paddock. 

Of Ichabod^ son of Zechariah, jr., we have a more full account. He 
was born in Yarmouth, June 1, 1687 ; married Joanna Paunce, daughter 
of Elder Faunce, son of the Pilgrim John Faunce, and had born to him, 
in Yarmouth, Bethiah, b. Sept. 21, 1713, d. same year; Priscilla, b. Oct. 
1, 1715; Jane, b. Aug. 1717; Joanna, b. June 15, 1719; Ephraim, b. 
April 15, 1721. He removed to Middleborough in 1722, and had bora 
to him there, Thomas, May 5, 1723 ; Zechariah, b. Feb. 20, 1725 ; Pa- 
tience, b. Nov. 6, 1727, and James, b. April 11, 1780. 

He was unfortunate in his removal, having the sole money of his farm 
itolen frotn the vessel in which he sailed to Plymouth ; and having drilren 
all his neat cattle to his new farm, and feeding them with fresh meadow 
JMLy, they all died, having before been kept upon hay from the salt marsh ; 

• He lived in Plymoatfa, 1643 ; he elw d. there. See Beg., t#1* 4^ ^. SML 

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ISiSi] Famiiff of Paddock. 2B1 

aad English hay at that time was very little cultivated. He and his wife 
were both active and respectable members of the First Charch ia Middle* 
borough. He died August 5, 1750, aged 68 ; and she died May, 1758, 
aged 68. 

V. 1. PrUcillay daughter of Ichabod, married Thomas Savery, by 
whom she had a large family of sons and daughters. One, Dea. Thomas 
Savery, is remembered as a man of sound sense and shrewdness, and of 
eminent piety. One daughter married a Burbank, and another, Capt. 
William Stephens of Plymouth. 

2. Jane^ married Gideon Bradford, Esq., of Plympton,a descendant of 
Gov. Bradford, of whose genealogy there is a full account in the Register, 
vol. 4, p. 337, and the names of her seven children are there given. 
They were all heads of numerous families. 

3. Joanna married Lewis Harlow, and lived in Woodstock, Vt., and 
had a large family of children. 

4. James^ son of Ichabod, had a family and lived in Holland and in 
Brimfield, Mass. 

5. ThomaSy son of Ichabod, lived in Middleborough ; m. Hannah, dau. 
of William Thomas. Had sons, William and Stephen, and daughters^ 
Mary and Sally. Mary m. Holmes Cushman, and Sally m. Samuel Eddy. 
They all had large families in the State of Vermont. 

6. Ephraim^ son of Ichabod, m. Sarah Bradford, sister of Gideon, wbo 
m. his sister. They lived in Pembroke. See Reg., vol. 4, p. 49. 

7. Zechariahy sou of said Ichabod, and great-grandson of said Zechariah, 
first named, m. Martha Washburn, lived in Middleborough, and was aor 
extensive manufacturer of fishermen^s hooks and women's gk>w*shoea. 
She was a descendant of the Pilgrim, Joshua Pratt. He lived on the 
ancestral lands inherited through his mother from Elder Faunce. He d. 
June 4, 1795, aged 70 years. He was a well read and well informed 
man, and had a good report in the church to which he belonged. She 
d. April 10, 1819, aged 87, long well reported and distinguished for her 
piety. They were married in 1748, a.nd had a family of ten children. 
These are their names. 

VI. 1. Jane^ b. July 20, 1752. She m. John Faunce of Duxbury* 
a descendant of the Elder, and d. young, leaving one or two children. 

2. Elishay b. May 5, 1754. He enlisted in the revolutionary army^ 
and died in the retreat from Ticonderoga. 

3. hud^ia^ h. July 22, 1756. She m. Capt. Joshua Eddy, of the army,, 
of the revolution, April 10, 1778. An account of ther family is given ia 
ihe Register, vol. 8, p. 203. He died in 1833 ; she d. in 1838. He ^HWk 
8$ years of age ; she was 82. 

4. Goiji^y b. Nov. 2, 1758, He was a revolutionafy soldier, and dk oa 
hift farm in the State of Illinois, aged about 70 years, leaving a nmiMtfoiNi. 
family. His wife^s name was Polly Wood. 

5. ApalloSy b. Sept 8, 1760, also a revolutionary soldier ; he lived in^, 
the State of Vermont, and died at the age of 77, leaving a aumbejr oC 

Johu^ b. June 3y 1763; m. Lydia Gushing of Plympton» daughter 4iC' 
Col. Gushing; lived in Middleborough and had eight cbildreoyall daugk*. 
ters, aome of whom have large faroitiea. He waa a caspenlar and died aft 
the age of about 70. Distinguished for his proc^tcaZ jokes^ 

7. Peier^ b. July 3, 1765 ; d. at the age of two years of i 

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8. Joanna^ b. July 21, 1767 ; m. Oliver Coshman of Plympton; lived in 
Plainiielcl, Cono., and in Brookfield ; removed to the State of Illinois, 
where she died, leaving two sons and two daughters. 

9. Joanna^ ; was betrothed to Isaac Thompson, Esq., but died 

unmarried. She was bom in the year 1750, being the eldest of the 

10. Zechariah^ a bachelor, who died about 40 years of age. 

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Mb. Editor, 
Among your " Notes iind Queries," be pleased to insert the following, and oblige 

Toots, respectfully, W. J. 

Not far from the beginning of this century, and while several of the 
spoils of revolutionary Europe were brought under the hammer in Ameri- 
ca, an elaborately sculptured marble bust of Pope Nicholas V., in pontifi- 
cal dress, was sold by the auctioneer, T. K. Jones, then keeping his rooms 
at the corner of Kilby and State Streets. 

This Pope was the Founder of the Vatican Library ; and the inquirer 
wishes to ascertain to what quarter his bust was transferred, and where it 
b now preserved. This inquiry is of some literary interest, of course ; 
but it will not be thought unimportant if it tends to keep alive or to resus- 
citate the memory of a benefit conferred on literature and science by a 
pope— so rare, unhappily, is such a record ! 

A recent historian, or biographer, thus characterizes him : 

** Nicolas V. [Tommaso de Sarzana, who died March 24, 1455,] was 
one of the brightest ornaments of the pontifical throne. In the exercise 
of authority over the ecclesiastical dominions, he exhibited a happy union 
of gentleness and firmness. Purely disinterested in his views, he did not 
lavish upon his relatives the wealth which the prudent administration of 
his finances poured into his coffers ; but appropriated the revenues of the 
church to the promotion of its dignity. The gorgeous solemnity which 
graced his performance of religious rites, evinced his attention to decorum 
and the grandeur of his taste. In the superb edifices which were erected 
under his auspices the admiring spectator beheld the revival of ancient 
magnificence. As the founder of the Vatican Library he claims the 
homage of the lovers of classic literature. His court was the resort of the 
learned, who found in him a discriminating patron and a generous bene- 
factor. It was the subject of general regret, that the brief term of his 
pontificate prevented the maturing of the mighty plans he had conceived 
for the encouragement of the liberal arts. When his lifeless remains 
were consigned to the grave, the friends of peace lamented the premature 
death of a pontiff, who had assiduously labored to secure the tranquillity 
of Italy ; and they who were sensible of the charms of enlightened piety 
regretted the loss of a true father of the faithful, who had dedicated his 
splendid talents to the promotion of the temporal as well as the spiritual 
welfare of the Christian community.^* 

Shqfherd'$ Life of Poggio Braeciolini, pp. 402, 3. 

Mat 10, 1858. 

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1. JOHN ODIN, 1722. The first of the family in Massachusetts, New 
England, was a native of Kent County, England ; b. Aug. 10, 1722. A 
part of the family to which he belonged resided in the city of London, 
England, and a part in Greenwich, Kentshire. Some of his sisters were 
settled in the latter. He was the commander of the ship " Morning Star," 
and made voyages from Boston to Charleston, S. C, and from thence to 
London, as was the usual route, before the currents of the Gulf Stream 
were as well understood as now. He married Margaret Sherman of Bos- 
ton, Mass., Nov. 20, 1745. Died at Charlestown, Mass., Feb. 15, 1757, 
et. 85 years. Margaret Sherman^ his widow, born May 18, 1721 ; died 
1797, set. 76 years. 

I. John 0(ftn,born Aug. 25, 1746 ; died Sept. 23, 1749, ffit. 3 years 

29 days. 
II. Margaret Odin, born March 14, 1748 ; died May, 1748, ©t. 17 

ni. John Odin, bom March 15, 1749 ; married Esther Kettell, dau. 

of James KettelJ, magistrate of Maiden, Mass., Aug. 22, 1773 ; 

died in Boston, July 25, 1798. Esther Ketlell, widow of John 

Odin, born Jan. 13, 1752 ; died in Boston, May 8, 1805. 
IV. Margaret Odin, born Aug. 3, 1752 ; married Joseph Dorr, had 

several sons and daughters. 
Y. Elizabeth Odin, b. Sept. 12, 1753 ; married Robert Fairservice ; 

had no children. 
YI. Timothy Cutler Odin, born April 18, 1756 ; sailed for Europe ; 

never heard of after, 

2. JOHN ODIN, 1749. Married Esther Kettell, of Charlestown, Mass. 
I. John Odin, bom June 19, 1774 ; married Harriet Tyng Walter, 

daughter of Rev. William Walter, D. D., rector of Christ 

Church, Boston, Jan. 4, 1804, and died Aug. 28, 1854, et. 80 

years, one of the oldest and most respected merchants of the 

II. Timothy Cutler Odin, born Aug. 6, 1777 ; died Nov. 26, 1777, 

set. 3 months, 
ni. Timothy Cutler Odin, born Jan. 29, 1779 ; died Jan. 23d, 1787, 

Get. 3 years. 
IV. James Odin, born Aug. 12, 1781 ; died Jan. 7, 1787, set. 5 yean 

and 5 months. 
V. Timothy Cutler Odin, b. March 10, 1788 ; died Sept. 1, 1788, 

set. 6 months. 
VI. George Odin, born Jan. 21, 17 — ; merchant, Boston. 

3. JOHN ODIN, 1774. Married Harriet Tyng Walter, daughter of 

Rev. William Walter, D. D. Harriet Tyng Walter, wife of 
John Odin, bom May 16, 1776 ; died Oct 14, 1847. 

L Harriet Waker Odin, born Oct. 27, 1804 ; married Day Otie 
Kellogg, merchant. New York, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1841. 

n. Esther Kettell Odin, born March 14, 1806; married Rey. Benja' 
min Dorr, D. D., rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia, PeiiD., 
July 12, 1827 ; died Dec. 20, 1857, mU 51 years. 

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924 Old Age in Weiurm. [July, 

III. John Odin^ M. D., born Jan. 16, 1806 ; married Ann Frances^ 

daughter of James W, Vose^ merchant, of Boston, Feb. 28, 
1839 ; married Louisa Hayteard^ daughter of James W. Fo«#, 
Aug. 6, 1851. 

IV. Amelia Matilda Odin^ bom Oct. 28, 1809 ; married Benjamisi 

H. Currier^ notary public, July 12, 1838; died Sept. 15, 1850, 
8Bt. 40 years. 
V. CkarloUe Maria Odin^ born Jan. 25, 1813; married Reuben 
Richards^ merchant of Boston, Oct. 27, 1841 ; died Feb. 16, 
1846, St. 33 years. 
VI. Mary Maynard Odin^ born May 13, 1815 ; died April 16, 1847, 

set. 32 years. 
VII. Louisa Brown Odin^ born Jan. 18, 1818 ; married Reuben Rich* 
ards, merchant, July, 1848 ; died Dec. 23, 1852, et. 34 years. 
V[II. George Walter Odin, born April 12, 1821; died at Winter Hill, 
Cbarlestown, Aug. 22, 1822, set. 1 year and 4 months. 

4. JOHN ODIN, 1808. Married Ann Frances Vose^ bom Dec. 4, 
1816 ; died July 19, 1850, set. 33 years. 
I. John Odin, born Nov. 16, 1839 ; died Jan. 11, 1845, set 5 yean 

and 2 months, 
n. Ann Frances Odin, born May 24, 1842. 

III. Louisa Vose Odin, born Jan. 15, 1846 ; died Dec. 8, 1852, le. 6 

years and 11 months. 
Married, 2d, Louisa ffayward Vose, born June 12, 1824. 

IV. Harriet Waller Odin, born April 30, 1852 ; died Sept. 14, 1862, 

set. 4 months and 2 weeks. 
V. Harriet Louisa Odin, born April 29, 1854. 
VI. Esther Keltell Odin, born at Scituate, Ma3s., July 9, 1857. 

< *■■ > 

Old Age in Woburn.— Wb^nrw, Miwch 17, 1858. Mr. Editor : 1 1 
in one of the daily papers a few days ago a notice of an old man living 
in Woburn, named Converse, and thought I would give you a further de* 
scription of the family. 

Jesse Converse, the oldest man in Woburn, was 93 years old last Feb. 
He was the third of seven sons, children of Josiah Converse. (His two 
older brothers were in the revolutionary war, one of whom was at the tak- 
ing of Burgoyne.) He is hale, hearty and bright. He has a brother, 
Joshua Converse, living about a mile from him, who was 91 yeara old last 
January, and who would, at reaping or binding stalks of rye, put many a 
m^n of half his years to thinking seriously whether he might not come out 
second best in a trial. He was a member of the Legislature in 1836. He 
has another brother, Luther Converse, who resides about half a mile from 
him, who was 81 years old last January, who is also smart and bright. 
They are all moral and temperate, but not total abstinenls. In their relig- 
ious opioioos they are Calyinist Baptists. The oldest brother is a deacon. 
The second brother dooH wrnnt that office, and the third wonU have it. 
Politicfilly they are hunker democrats of the ttsaighteat Met, and they can 
either of tbem giveatroeg renins for the &ith that mm them, either re- 
ligipu9 or pqliMpfll- If there, are three brothers, in any town in the State, 
9^- old) brl(j^ ioiiaptf.moiataAd.t^rnpiecatei let U3 hear fcon them. 

Youn* C. D. 

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[By Gen. William H. Sumitbb.] 

[Continaed from p. 122.] 

The evidence in support of the questioned fact contained hi the pre- 
ceding communication, and in the letter of Amos Foster, was so conclu- 
sive that another article appeared in the Patriot of the 15th of August, 
1825, acknowledging the successful vindication of the authenticity of the 
toast given upon the preceding 4th of July. This article, although with- 
out any signature, was universally attributed to Dr. Waterhouse, and the 
internal evidence points to that source, for even here is an apparent un- 
willingness to allow to Warren the honor he so richly merited. 

The article referred to is in these words : — 


History is under obligations to the Adjutant General for his successful 
elucidation of a doubtful point, referred to by "Historian." It would 
have been well had the like pains been taken 50 years ago, as it regarded 
the Battle of Bunker Hill : but alluring fashion, instead of heightening the 
charms of truth, injures her dignified simplicity. The partisans, amongst 
the " Sons of Liberty," following, in that day, the fashion of monarchies, 
were not contented with a gloriotu battle^ fought by the people^ but must 
needs have some particular leader or Hero^ — some Leonidas, who might, 
for what we know, have been in the rear of his 300 Spartans. Our 
Fathers, like all those of the whole world, deemed it expedient to em- 
blazon victory by some well known name or some man of rank, as the 
Dukes of Cumberland or York, though dead weights on their respective 
armies. The good Washington, when he last visited Boston expressed 
his pain and uneasiness at having so much credit given to him, during 
our seven years' contest, and so little to the patriotic army and officers 
which he commanded. The noblest democratic battle fought was that at 
Bunker Hill, where each man did that which seemed good in his own eyes. 

It is a mistake to suppose that the writer grudged the great credit due 
to Dr. Warren. In proof of it we cannot help subjoining, that if any one 
should think fit to attach to Warren the epithet of " chivalrous," we hope he 
will add it to no other valiant American who fought on that day. Before 
the revolutionary contest ended, there were some chivalrous British and 
French who fought bravely under our banners ; but Warren stepped 
forth as a private citizen, in a more serious and solemn manner. The 
error has been in calling him a General^ instead of an illustrious and 
fearless patriot^ as was likewise Judge Winthrop, who was slightly 
wounded, and among the very last who retreated. 

The serious question is — why sink the names of Gardiner of Cambridge, — 

Parker of Chelmsford, — McClary of New Hampshire, — More of , whb 

all had commissions, and lost their lives, to elevate the name of one Bosto- 
man who had none > Our country peqple have thought, feeling and pride, 
and have talked all these things over their mugs of cider, on winter even- 
ings, for half a century past ; and, take them collectively, they generally think 
right ; and when they come to know more of John Paul Jones they may 
think more justly of some other foreigners ; more lightly of some of our 
people. Truth is eternal and unbending. It allows of no tamperings, 
humorings, intrigues, barters or exceptions, and is not at the caprice of 

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times, places and persons. It depends not on particular lights or posi- 
tions. In studied dress, or dishabille, — in every attitude and look. Truth 
is the same ; equally captivating and commanding. Histories composed 
of ingredients of this high quality come forth but rarely; for few can 
produce them. A work of elastic spirit and commanding genius, which 
has all the mastery of a ruling mind, appears but now and then in the 
long course of centuries ; and when it does it commands all before it, like 
that voice from the dominion of thought, which philosophers, real politi- 
cians and historians have considered the Vox Dei. That is the history 
which alone teaches philosophy by example. 

On this general subject it may not be amiss to make a particular and 
illustrative remark, viz., that every account, and among them this of Gren. 
Sumner^s, tends to confirm the narrative of the Battle of Bunker Hill, 
written by Major Gen. Dearborn, especially the incidental or circumstan- 
tial observation of Amos Foster, who, in his letter to Gen. Sumner, says : 
^^ I know Gen. Putnam (he should have said Colonel) and Col. Prescott 
well. I saw Putnam riding round, very active. I saw him ten times at 
least, I should think. Putnam went off with David Baily and a number 
of others ; and they took tools with them to intrench on Bunker Hill ; 
but a number of them came back agaiu,^^ (to Breed^s Hill, where the 
battle was raging.) 

This is precisely Gen. Dearborn^s account of it, which has been cor- 
roborated by Governor £ustis,,and confirmed by his friend the late Mr. 
Andrew Cragie, who were both together on the hilU and assisted in bury- 
ing Asa Pollard ; and who saw Col. Putnam, *'*' very active^ riding about,'*'* 
Truth is a spirit too close for confinement. 

That first military lesson which was given to Gen. Howe, on the 17th 
of June, 1775, was emphatically the battle of the people. Col. Prescott 
was the first and most commanding character in it ; yet if you cast your 
eye on that apocryphal painting of the battle by Mr. Trumbull, you will 
see Col. Prescott represented more like the driver of a baggage-wagon 
than a soldier, while the British officers appear in all their flattered pomp 
of Victory and Humanity ! We cannot denounce too strongly, nor casti- 
gate too severely, false medals, false statuary, and false pictures, or value 
too highly faithful ones, because of their durability. 

Perhaps there will be no more appropriate place than this to introduce 
one or two incidents relating to Bunker Hill which came within my per- 
sonal knowledge. While I was Adjutant General, I learned that Gen. 
Ward^s Order Book was in the hands of Mr. Ward of Brookfield, a rela- 
tive of the Gen., who was the Commander of the American forces at 
Cambridge till the 3d of July, when Gen. Washington assumed the com- 
mand. I obtained the loan of that Order Book, and found it so interesting 
that I caused the whole volume to be copied and placed in the Adjutant 
GreneraPs office, where I leA it when I resigned, lest the original should 
be lost. In the same volume there was also made a copy of Gen. Thom- 
as's Order Book at Roxbury. That volume is now, I presume, where I 
lef\ it. My chief solicitude to obtain the Order Book of Gen. Ward was 
to ascertain what order he had given for the fortifying of Bunker Hill. I 
also wanted to read his account of the battle. I found nothing of the 
kind ; but, on the margin of the book, against the seventeenth of June, 
there was this memorandum : ^^ The battle of Charlestown was fought 
this day. Killed, 115 ; wounded, 305 ; captivated, 30 ; total, 450." Gov. 

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ijrage, in his account, acknowledged a loss on the part of the British, of 
1054, of whom 226 were killed, 828 wounded, including 19 officers killed 
and 28 wounded. It is remarkable tliat no full account of the battle was 
recorded by Gen. Ward, because hereafter everybody will inquire for his 
Order Book to learn about the battle. It does not appear from that book 
that either Putnam or Frescott made any report ; nor does there appear 
any order approving the conduct of the troops in the battle. This omis- 
sion may be accounted for by the fact that the troops were not organized, 
and that Gen. Ward had as yet no regular staff. 

Another interesting matter that occurs to me relates to the fortifications 
on Bunker Hill. After my appointment, in 1818, to the office of Adjutant 
General, by Gov. Brooks, his staff was completed by the appointment of 
Samuel Swett, Benjamin Pickman, and Theodore Lyuam, as aids. About 
this time Gen. Dearborn made a publication respecting Gen. Putnam, in 
which his bravery in the battle of Bunker Hill was doubted. He also, in 
connection with the publication, gave a " plan" of the redoubt, the breast- 
work and the rail fence, behind which he stated that Col. Stark's regi- 
ment, in which he was a Captain, was stationed. The • plan struck Gov. 
Brooks as being erroneous ; and he said to Col. Swett and myself, " Gen- 
tlemen, I have not been on to that ground since the battle, and if you will 
accompany me I will go there and examine it." 

It must be recollected that Brooks returned to Cambridge on the 16th of 
June, the day before the battle of Bunker Hill, and that the battalion of 
Bridge's regiment, in which was his company, was left at Cambridge, and 
not ordered to Charlestown. As the troops were about to march to 
Charlestown, Brooks applied to Bridge for leave to go with his company, 
among the other troops, to Charlestown. Bridge said he had no authority 
to allow it, and referred him to Gen. Ward. On applying to him he 
replied to Brooks, «' I did not order your battalion of Bridge's regiment to 
Charlestown, because I want to have troops here that I can rely upon, in 
case the enemy should consider that the main position at Cambridge is so 
weakened by the expedition, that they can safely make their main attack 
here." This may account for Brooks not being in the battle, when a part 
of his regiment was there ; but, as he had obtained permission from Gen. 
Ward to go as a volunteer, under a charge to return to his command in 
case of necessity, he went as a volunteer, without his company, and was 
engaged all the night before the battle, in counselling Putnam, and Grid- 
ley the engineer, about the position of the works that were to be thrown 
up. He left early in the morning, with a message from Col. Prescott to 
Gen. Ward, requesting a reenforcement. His recital of the position of 
the works at Bunker Hill must be of the highest authority. 

According to assignment, the Adjutant General and Col. Swett, his first 
aid, met the Governor on the hill, in the beginning of the month of June, 
1818, for the purpose of examining the works and comparing them with 
Dearborn's plan. We went into the redoubt together. After looking 
about him and examining the ground, the Governor said, ^^ Gentlemen, 
where is the sallyport ? I do not j?ee where it was. Let us look about 
and see if we can find it." We found an excavation in the lines of the 
fort on the side opposite to that where we afterwards found it had been 
when the works were thrown up, the night before the battle. " Gentle- 
men," said the Governor, " can we verify this ? For," continued he, 
** the fact is,, the breastwork ran in a northerly or northeasterly direction 
from the sallyport ; and if we can ascertain where that breastwork was 

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228 Oen. Warren and Bunker Hitt. [July, 

we can identify the true position of the sallyport" He requested Coli 
Swell and Major Swan, (who came down with the Governor from Med- 
ford, and whose father owned or leased the ground) to go several rods in 
a direction which he pointed out ; then to turn and walk at right angles to 
the course they had before taken, to see if they could find where the old 
breastwork was, which had probably been ploughed down. The graas 
was high, and it could not be seen until the gentlemen, wading the grass, 
came into a hollow place and ascended a little height, and then passed 
down into another hollow on the other side. The gentlemen exclaimed, 
« We have found it." Gov. Brooks said, " I thought you would ; let us 
examine a little further. Take the same course, unid go down a short 
distance and see if you find there the same evidences of its position.^* 
They did so, and satisfied the Governor that they had discovered the place 
where the breastwork was built, and thus verified the fact, that the sally- 
port was originally in the place where he had indicated that it ought to be 

It was plain to the observer that if the breastwork ran in the direction 
indicated by Gen. Dearborn^s plan, it would puzzle the commander to tell 
on which side of it his men should be placed, in order to defend the main 
position. Thus it appears, from Gen. Brooks' recollection of the ground, 
that the plan which Gen. Dearborn had published, in connection with 
his work impeaching Gren. Putnam, was not a plan of the ground^ as it 
was on the llth of Jiine, when the battle was fought. The explanation 
of these facts is probably' this : that Dearborn's plan was thatof fAe works 
after the retreat of the American forces^ and the consequent change of the 
relative position of the two armies. 

For, if the works had not been thus changed, it would have been eaty 
for the Americans, if they designed to re-take the fort from which they 
had retreated, for those of them who were posted on Winter Elill and 
Prospect Hill to pass over Charlestown neck, and for those on Cobble HiU 
to cross the mill-dam over the creek, or, in winter, to go over the mill- 
pond on the ice, and thence to march up the hill unmolested from the 

After finishing the examination of the works on the hill, the Governor 
pointed out the place where those who were on the ground at tiie time, 
stated to him that Warren was killed. It was about three or four rods 
northwesterly from the work, near a young elm tree which had grown op 
since the battle. The location of the " rail fence " was also pointed out. 

The American redoubt was about eight rods square. Notwithstanding 
the firing from the Lively, man-of-war, which commenced early in the 
morning, the men continued to labor steadily upon the breastwork for 
some time. At dawn, the ofiicers and men on the decks of the British 
vessels in the harbor were seen, with their spy-glasses, taking observation. 
As their firing upon the works continued, with some intermissions, at 
length one man fell mortally wounded. The na|ne of the man who waa 
thus killed was Coburn. The others were so much alarmed that they 
hesitated to work in that place. Prescott, to show that there was not so 
much danger of being killed as they supposed, mounted the parapet in 
his banyan gown, and, strutting backward and forward upon it, he raised 
his ** three-cornered scraper ^'^ as his cocked hat was called, and in raising 
it turned his queue around so that it hung over his right shoulder, giving 
him a quite ludicrous appearance ; and, swinging his hat in- the air, with 
loud exclamations he shouted to the British, ^^ Hit me if you can." The 
men still hesitated to work while the body of Coburn was lying there, and 

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Prescott accordiDgly ordered it to be buried immediately. It was interred 
at once, a little in the rear of the redoubt. When the order was given 
for the man to be buried, some one exclaimed, '^ What ! bury a man with- 
out prayers ?" Of this, Prescott took no notice. 

Gen. Dearborn, in his publication, states that he saw Gen. Putnam 
carrying off spades and other intrenching tools when he should have been 
directing the forces. Dearborn, it should be noticed, was stationed behind 
the rail fence, which was not a favorable position for making observations. 
Putnam was as active as any man that morning. He saw how much neces- 
sity there was for reinforcement, and went to Cambridge to urge Gen. Ward 
to send it. That act Dearborn considered as retreating from the field. 

From Gen. Ward's order-book, it appears that Gen. Washington took 
the command at Cambridge July 3, 1775, and that the first order respect- 
ing military operations which he gave, was one approving of the sentence 
of the court-martial upon Capt. Callender, which broke him. It is dated 
July 7th. Gen. Washington says : — 

^*It is with inexpressible concern that the Greneral, upon his first arrival 
in the army, should find an officer sentenced by a general court-martial 
for cowardice ; a crime of all others the most infamous in a soldier, the 
most injurious to an army, and the last to be forgiven, inasmuch as it 
may, and often does happen, that the cowardice of a single officer proves 
the destruction of an whole army. The General, therefore, with great 
concern, (and more especially as the transaction happened before he had 
the command of the troops,) thinks himself obliged, for the good of the 
service, to approve the judgment of the court-martial with respect to 
Capt. John Callender, who is hereby sentenced to be cashiered. Capt. 
John Callender is accordingly cashiei-ed, and dismissed from all further 
service in the Continental army as an officer." 

The justice of this sentence was universally acknowledged. It should 
be stated, however, to the credit of Capt. Callender, that he was so much 
mortified by the decision, that he determined to restore himself to favor ; 
and for this purpose, he joined his company as a volunteer private, and 
fought bravely in every action in which his company was engaged. At 
the battle of Long Island, after both the captain and lieutenant of the 
company were killed, by the request of the company he took the com- 
mand. He continued in the service, and distinguished himself on many 

It IS a very singular circumstance, that Gov. Gage had determined to 
take possession of Dorchester heights on the same day that the battle of 
Bunker Hill took place; but the demonstration by the Provincials, in 
taking possession of Breed's Hill, diverted him from that purpose. In 
the following year, we took possession of Dorchester heights ourselves. 
At the time they were taken possession of, as I have received the impres- 
sion from some person — whose name I do not now recollect — Washing- 
ton had but little ammunuion. In order to conceal from the soldiers the 
true state of the army in that respect, he ordered powder casks to be 
filled with sand, and that several loads of them should be carried to the 
heights by the way of Roxbury, where the right wing of the army, under 
Gen. Thomas, was posted. By this deception, the soldiers were satisfied 
that the army was in a dbndition to defend itself, notwithstanding the re- 
ports that the supply of ammunition was nearly exhausted. 

After possession was taken of the heights, hogsheads were filled with 
earth, and so placed that they could be rolled down upon the enemy to 
break the columns, if they should dare attempt to march up the ^i^^.-p.QTp 

230 Oen Warren and Bunker Hill. [JuIYi 

As my intentions in this article were limited to facts and incidents con- 
nected with Gen. Warren, I will forego the recital of other items which 
crowd upon my recollection, and which may form the basis of some future 


Dr. David Townsend, June 17, 1775, in the morning, went to Brighton 
to see Mr. Carnes^s family of Boston. About one in the afternoon, Mr. 
Games came and reported that there was hot work. The British at 
Boston, with their shipping, were firing very heavy on our men at Bunker 
Hill. Dr. Townsend said he must go and work for Dr. Warren. He 
was very young, and a student with Dr. Warren, who was appointed 
Major General on the day previous. Gen. Warren left him in Boston to 
protect his effects, and he had just before come to Cambridge from 
Brighton to Gen. Ward^s quarters, and found Cambridge quiet as the 
Sabbath, — all the troops gone, and no one at Ward's quarters but Gen. 
Warren, who was sick with one of his oppressive nervous headaches, 
and, as usual, had retired to rest, and taken some camomile tea for relief. 
Mrs. Hastings said no one else was in the house. Gen. Warren told Dr. 
Townsend that if he would wait he would accompany him to Bunker 
Hill immediately. He took tea and walked with him as far as the road 
to Milk Row, in Cambridge. People said there were some wounded 
soldiers there, brought away, and Warren remarked that Dr. Townsend 
had better remain and dress their wounds, which he did. The British 
ship Glasgow was firing across.* Gen. Warren had presided in the Pro- 
vincial Congress that morning, and was decorated very much. He wore 
a light cloth coat with covered buttons worked in silver, and his hair was 
curled up at the sides of his head and pinned up. He was very cheerful 
and heartily engaged in preparation for the battle, which was just com- 
mencing, and the muskets must have begun firing when he arrived. 
When Warren left Dr. Townsend he had a cane only. Dr. Foster of 
Charlestown was principal surgeon to the troops. Dr. Eustis, probably 
Dr. Hart, and Dr. Brickett, who was Lieutenant Colonel, and Dr. Towns- 
end were at the hospital, the first house on the north side of Bunker Hill, 
known as the Sun Tavern. Col. Patterson's regiment was at Jack Tufts's 
storehouse, near down to the road leading to Milk Row. Dr. Townsend 
took dressings and instruments with him. He was rather of opinion that 
there was a battery in Mystic River. Ho saw nothing of Gen. Ward or 
his aids. All the troops, except Patterson's, went upon Bunker Hill. 
Col. Gardner was wounded with a musket ball, and carried home by four 
men with a blanket and poles. The wound was just plastered together 
before he arrived at the hospital. He did not remain •there. Dr. Church 
did not belong then to the hospital. There was very little organization of 
that department. Col. Small and Gen. Warren were very well acquainted 
with each other, and both were remarkable for very fine manners. Dr. 
Warren cheerfully avowed his presentiment that he was destined to fall 
in the conflict. The truth of this presentiment, alas, was soon to be 
recorded in his heart's blood ! A nobler heart never panted after immor- 
tality. J. s. L« 

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[By HoK. William Willis, of Portland, Me.] 

The McKiNSTRYS originated in Scotland. The first of the name who 
emigrated to Ireland was Rodger, who had lived in the neighborhood of 
Edinburgh, and emigrated thence to the north of Ireland about the year 
1669. 1 propose, as a preliminary to the history of this family, to give a 
brief account of the Scotch emigration to Ireland, and from that country 
to America previous to our Revolution. 

During the Irish rebellions in the reign of Elizabeth, the Province of 
Ulster, embracing the northern counties of Ireland, was greatly depopu- 
lated, and it became a favorite project with her successor, James I., to 
repeople those counties with a protestant population, the better to preserve 
order, and introduce a higher state of cultivation in that portion of his 
dominions. To promote this object, liberal offers of land were made, 
and other inducements held out in England and Scotland, for persons to 
occupy this wide and vacant territory. The project was eagerly em- 
braced ; companies and colonies were formed, and individuals without 
organization were tempted to partake of the advantageous offers of gov- 
ernment. A London company, among the first to enter upon this new 
acquisition, established itself at Derry, and gave such a character to the 
place as to cause it to be afterwards and forever known as the renowned 
city of Londonderry. 

The first emigration from Scotland was chiefly from the Highlands, 
where agricultural resources were scanty and often wholly cut off, and 
where the fruits of labor were gathered from a stern soil. Sir Hugh 
Montgomery, the sixth Laird of Braidstone, a friend and follower of King 
James, was among the earliest to obtain possession of forfeited land in 
the county of Down, and laid his rough hand upon many broad acres. 
The coast of Scotland is within twenty miles of the county of Antrim 
in Ireland, and across this frith or strait flowed from the northeast a pop- 
ulation distinguished for thrift, industry and endurance, which has given a 
peculiar and elevated character to that portion of the emerald island. It 
is said that the clan McDonald contributed largely to this emigration, and 
was among the first of the Scottish nation to plant upon its shores. They 
scattered chiefly in the counties of Down, Londonderry and Antrim, and 
greatly assisted to build up Newry, Bangor, Derry and Belfast, the prin- 
cipal cities of those counties. 

This was the first protestant population that was introduced into Ireland, 
the Presbyterians of Scotland furnishing the largest element ; and they 
have maintained their ascendancy to the present day, against the perse- 
vering efforts of the Episcopalians on the one hand, and of the Roman- 
ists, bigoted and numerous, by whom they were surrounded, on the other. 
The firat Presbyterian church established in Ireland was in Ballycarry, in 
the county of Antrim, in 1613. 

The Clan Alpine, otherwise called the McGregors, in the latter part of 
the 17th century, had made themselves very obnoxious to government 
a.nd the neighboring clans by a wild and reckless course of life. Argyle, 
t|ie chief of the Campbells, their inveterate enemy, wHo was high in 
court favor, procured a decree of extermination against them, extending 

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even to the obliteration of their name and place of residence. Heavy 
penalties were proclaimed against all who bore the badge of the clan. 
To avoid this withering persecution, many sought refuge in the neighbor- 
ing islands ; many changed their names and fled to remote parts of their 
own country or to other countries. Descendants from this clan are now 
found in the United States and elsewhere, under the names of Grier, 
Greer, Gregor, Gregory, &c., the Mac being dropped. Thus we shall 
probably find that a distinguished Judge of the Supreme Court of the U. 
States, residing in Pennsylvania, Judge Grier, derives his origin from the 
same wild tribe, which, under the guidance of Robroy McGregor, was 
the terror of the high and low lands of his native soil. Nor was the 
change of name confined to that clan ; for we are assured that the Mack- 
innons, from the isle of Skye, are now McKenna, McKean, McCannon ; 
that McNish has become McNiece, Meness, Munniss, and Moniss ; and 
Graham is Graeme, Grimes, Groom, &c. 

Although the rebellions of 17 15 and 1745, against the House of Hano* 
ver, made large additions to the Scotch population in the north of Ireland, 
yet by far the largest accessions to this colonization were occasioned by 
religious persecutions in the time of the latter Stuarts. That fated race, 
blind to the dictates of justice and humanity, and devoted with sullen 
bigotry to their peculiar notions in religion and politics, pursued a system 
of measures .best calculated to wean from their support subjects the most 
devoted to their cause. The Scottish race was bound to the Stuarts by a 
national prejudice and a sincere affection. But they were imbued with a 
religious enthusiasm, inspired by Knox their great apostle, which ruled 
their consciences, and rendered the sanctions of a higher law superior to 
their patriotism, or their attachment to their native sovereigns. Bather, 
they believed that true patriotism consisted in maintaining the religion 
transmitted by their fathers. 

When, therefore, the Charleses and James II. endeavored to introduce 
prelacy among them, and to force it upon .their consciences by arbitrary 
laws and the iron hoofs of the dragoons of Claverhouse, very many of 
these hardy, persistent and enduring Presbyterians, having suffered to the 
bitter end of cruelty and oppression, abandoned the land of their birth, 
the home of their fondest affections, and sought an asylum among their 
countrymen in the secure retreats of Ulster, or fled across the ocean. 
They carried their household gods with them ; and their religious pecul- 
iarities became more dear in their land of exile, for the dangers and sor- 
rows through which they had borne them. 

Presbyterianism was transported from Geneva to Scotland by John 
Knox, who composed his first Book of Discipline, containing the substance 
of his intended policy, in 1561. In 1566, a general assembly approved 
the Discipline ; and all church affairs, afler that time, were managed by 
Presbyteries and General Assemblies. They did not at first formally de- 
prive the bishops, who had ecclesiastical jurisdiction, of their power, but 
thev went on gradually and steadily doing it, as they acquired confidence 
ana strength. In 1574, they voted bishops to be only pastors of one par- 
ish ; in 1577, they decreed that bishops should be called by their o^n 
names without title ; and the next year they declared the name of bisho'i 
to be a nuisance. In 1580, they pronounced with one voice, in the Gen- 
eral Assembly, that diocesan episcopacy was unscriptural and unlawfuf 
The same year. King James and his family, with the whole Scotch n^ 
tion, subscribed a confession of faith, embracing the ^^ solemn league i 

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coveDant,'' obliging them to maintain the protestant doctrine and presby- 
terian government. Thus, in the space of twenty years, grew up this 
formal, extensive and powerful institution, twining itself over the Scottish 
mind with stern and inflexible bands, which death only could sunder ; and 
for which, home, country, life— all things beside — were freely given up. 

James had hardly become secure and easy on his English throne when 
he began his attack upon the religious system of his early life, and of his 
native country, and his successors followed it up with a peitinacity worthjr 
of a better cause. The attempts to establish the church of England over 
Scotland, and destroy the religious system so universally established and 
so dearly cherished by that devoted people, was pursued by the Charleses 
and James the 2d, by persecutions as mean, as cruel, and savage, as any 
which have disgraced the annals of religious bigotry and crime. And 
they did not cease until they had greatly depopulated Scotland, and were 
stripped of their power by the happy revolution under William and Mary, 
which restored repose to a distracted and long suffering people. 

Scotland, a country no larger than Maine, with a population at the close 
of the seventeenth century of a million, and in 1800 not so much as the 
present population of Massachusetts and Maine; with agricultural and 
other resources by no means equal to ours — of which a writer in a recent 
number of the Edinburgh Review, on the Highlands, says, ^' at the end of 
the 17th century the chief social feature of the Highlands was famine, 
and another was emigration." Yet this country has contributed largely, 
by emigration, to furnish numerous and prominent settlers for many other 
lands ; to the nation with which she is connected, profound statesmen, 
brilliant writers, and men the most renowned in every department of sci- 
entific and philosophical research. 

This is the race, composed of various tribes flowing from different parts 
of Scotland, which furnished the materials of the Scotch-Irish immigration 
to this country. By their industry, frugality and skill, they had made the 
deserted region into which they had moved a comparatively rich and 
flourishing country. They had improved agriculture and introduced 
manufactures, and by the excellence and high reputation of their produc- 
tions had attracted trade and commerce to their markets, so as to excite 
the jealousy of government in the reigns of Anne and the first George, 
notwithstanding that by their efforts and example the prosperity of the 
whole island had been promoted. The patronizing government began to 
recognize them, in the shape of taxes and embarrassing regulations upon 
their industry and trade. The same jealousy controlled that government 
afterwards, in regard to the American Colonies, by which the commerce 
and enterprise of their subjects on this side of the ocean, were, in like 
manner, hampered and restricted, so that they were hardly permitted to 
manufacture articles of the most common necessity, • but were driven to 
import them from the mother country, as glass, nails, hats, cloths, dec. 

These restrictions occasioned general distress, not only in the north of 
Ireland, but throughout the whole island. To this, Douglass (p. 368) 
says, ^^ was added an extravagant advance in rents by landlords, whose 
long lea^s were now expired." The energetic and self-willed population 
of the north of Ireland, animated by the same spirit which subsequently 
moved the American mind, determined no longer to endure these oppres- 
sive measures ; and they sought by another change to find a freer verge 
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One of their spiritual leaders, the Rev. Mr. McGregor, in a sermon 
which he preached on the eve of the departure from Ireland, assigned the 
following reasons for their removal to America : 1, to avoid oppressive 
and cruel bondage ; 2, to shun persecution ; 3, to withdraw from the 
communion of idolaters ; 4, to have an opportunity of worshipping God 
according to the dictates of conscience and his inspired word. He looked 
at it chiefly from a religious point of view ; others, from a material and 
commercial stand point. It was undoubtedly suggested and promoted by 
a variety of motives gradually operating upon the mass of the population, 
which brought them to the determination, solemn and painful, to sunder 
the ties which had bound them firmly to their adopted country, and im- 
pelled them to seek new and doubtful homes in a wild, unexplored, and 
far-distant land. 

The first immigration of these people to this country was to the Middle 
' and Southern Colonies. As early as 1684 a settlement was formed in 
New Jersey, and in 1690 small groups were found in the Carolinas, Ma- 
ryland and Pennsylvania. But it was not until the reigns of Anne and 
George I. that large numbers, driven by oppressive measures of govern- 
ment and disastrous seasons, were induced to seek, even in the wilderness, 
a better hqme than their old settled region could give them. Gordon says, 
"Scarcity of corn, generally prevalent from the discouragement of in- 
dustry, amounted in 1728 and the following year almost to a famine, 
especially in Ulster. Emigrations to America, which have since increased, 
drew above 3000 people annually from Ulster alone." Dr. Boulter, after- 
wards Archbishop 6f Armagh, who labored strenuously in 1728 to divert 
the horrors of famine in Ireland, wrote to the English ministry, March 7, 
1728, that there were seven ships then lying at Belfast that " are carrying 
off about 1000 passengers ; most of them can neither get victuals nor 
work at home." He also says, ** 3100 men, women and children went 
from Ireland to America in 1727, and 4200 in three years, all protestants.'' 
The principal seats of these emigrations were Pennsylvania and the Mid- 
dle States. New England was found not so favorable to their farming 
and other interests. Douglass, who wrote at Boston in 1750, says, ** at 
first they chose New England, but being brought up to husbandry, &c.. 
New England did not answer so well as the Colonies southward ; at pres- 
ent they generally resort to Pennsylvania." By Proud's history of Penn- 
sylvania, we find that in 1729 near 6000 arrived in that Colony ; and 
before the middle of the century nearly 12,000 arrived annually for sev- 
eral years. These were protestants and generally Presbyterians ; few or 
no Catholics came, until some time af\er the Revolution. 

In the summer of 1718, the first organized company of this class of 
immigrants, of which we have any knowledge, left the shores of Ireland 
in five vessels, containing 120 families, for the new world, and arrived 
safely in Boston, August 4, 1718. Here all was new, the wilderness and 
the world before them. Imagine this little colony, strangers in a strange 
land, seeking new homes and not knowing whither to turn. There they 
lie at the little wharf at the foot of Slate Street in the town of Boston, 
which then contained about 12,000 inhabitants, taking counsel where to 
go, and how to dispose of themselves and their little ones, to begin the 
world anew. With their wonted energy, they were soon astir. One 
brigantine, with a company of twenty families, sought their fortunes at 
the eastward, among whom were Armstrong, Means, McKean, Gregg ; — 
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ward, most of them, to join their companions in founding their new Lon- 
donderry. Another portion went to Andover and its neighborhood, led 
on by their pastor McGregor; another to Pelham, Mass., under the lead 
of the Rev. Mr. Abercrombie ; another remained in Boston, under their 
pastor the Rev. John Moorhead ; and still another sought refuge in Wor- 
cester and its vicinity. Wherever they went, this devoted people first of 
all planted the Presbyterian church, adopting the discipline and usages of 
the church of Scotland. Mr. McGregor and his flock finally established 
themselves at Nutfield, in N. H., and built up a town which they called, 
from their venerated city in Ireland, Londonderry. Here they founded a 
colony, which, like a fruitful mother, has been sending forth from its pro- 
lific bosom men and women, of their hardy and enlightened stock, to 
instruct and adorn .society. And here were gathered the McGregors, 
McClintocks, Starks, Reid, Bell, Morrison, Anderson, McKean, and oth- 
ers, who have given vigor to our varied institutions. 

The society in Boston established the Presbyterian church, which con- 
tinued for more than half a century to worship in their meeting-house on 
the comer of Long Lape and Bury Street, where Dr. Gannett's church 
now stands, under the pastoral care of Rev. John Moorhead, familiarly 
called Johnny Moorhead, whose ardent and impulsive temper often led 
him into embarrassments, but who faithfully ministered to his people until 
bis death in 1773. He was succeeded by the Rev. Robert Annan, a 
Scotch presbyter, who occupied the pulpit until 1786,' when the people 
castoflf Presbyterianism, assumed the Congregational form of government, 
and, in 1787, settled the excellent and learned Dr. Jeremy Belknap. In 
1745, they established^the first Presbytery, consisting of twelve churches, 
called the Presbytery of Boston. 

This company introduced into Boston the cultivation of the potato, 
which had not before been known in the country, and the flax spinning 
wheel, the familiar domestic instrument of their native households. ThC 
latter had quite a run in Boston ; schools were established to teach the art 
of spinning, and ladies of the first quality were found among the votaries 
of this useful art. 

The party which went to Worcester fared worse than any other ; they 
encountered a severe persecution, and were not permitted to erect a house 
of worship of their peculiar order. In one attempt of the kind, the 
structure was entirely demolished by a mob. A great prejudice was en- 
listed against them, both from their religion and their country ; they were 
called Irish^ a term they greatly resented. Mr. McGregor wrote, " We 
are surprised to hear ourselves termed Irish people." The Worcester 
immigrants struggled awhile against a bitter opposition, and finding repose 
there hopeless, they abandoned the place, some for Pelham, others for 
their head-quarters in Londonderry, and some to plant themselves at 
Unadilla, on the banks of the Susquehanna in New York. In the Wor- 
cester company were the names of Clark, McKinstry, Gray, Ferguson, 
Crawford, Graham, Barbour, Blair, and Thornton ; Mathew, then a child, 
became the distinguished patriot and statesman of New Hampshire, and 
a signer of the declaration of Independence. 

In 1719 and 1720, five ships., under the conduct of Capl. Robert Tem- 
ple, who had previously explored the country, landed several hundred 
families from Ireland on the shores of Kennebec River and Merry Meet- 
ing Bay. Temple was of a distinguished family in Ireland, and the 
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Thomas L. Winthrop of Boston, who married his grand-daughter Eliza* 
beth Bowdoin. 

Dummer's Indian war broke up this colony, and the larger part of them 
went to Pennsylvania. After the war was ended, other companies of this 
race occupied various points in Maine, as Topsham, Brunswick, Booth- 
bay, Pemaquid, and the Waldo patent, which region contained a larger 
number of this description of immigrants than any part of New England. 
They were entirely under the religious government of Presbyters and 
Assemblies, until the eve of the Revolution, when large accessions of 
Congregational ists or Independents mingling among them, a struggle 
took place between the two orders for the government of the church. 
This resulted in the overthrow of Presbyterianism and the establishment 
of Congregationalism over the churches of the State. There is not now 
a Presbyterian church in Maine. Once it boasted of Murray, famed for 
his eloquence,^-of Rutherford, Blair, Boyd, Dunlap, McLean, Urquahart, 
Whittaker, Strickland, — none remain, and hardly a record of them. The 
same struggle took place in Massachusetts, until Synod, Presbytery and 
Church disappeared, and. now only the feeble Pre^ytery of Londonderry 
remains in New England to record and perpetuate the religious charac- 
teristics of that great race which sought refuge on these shores, and has 
done so much to advance the honor and prosperity of the country. Their 
power as a sect is most prevalent in the Middle States. 

Independency or Congregationalism was not introduced into England 
until 1616. But Puritanism, which embraces both orders of dissenters, 
had its origin in Elizabeth^s time, in her attempts to cause subscriptions 
to be made to the liturgy, ceremonies, and discipline of the Church, in 
1564. Those who refused subscription and preferred a simple worship, 
were called Puritans by way of reproach. When the doctrines of Ar- 
minius began to prevail in the English church, the Puritans adhered to 
Ihe system of Calvin, and were defined to be men of severe morals, Cal- 
vinists in .doctrine, and non-conformists to the ceremonies and discipline 
of the Church. The first Presbyterian church was established in Eng- 
land, near London, in 1577, by a few scattered brethren ; and both these 
branches of dissenters. Independents and Presbyterians, made at first but 
alow progress ; and although agreeing in doctrine, they differed from each 
other on the form of government as widely as they both did from Episco- 

The Independents or Congregational brethren were small in number in 
the Westminster Assembly, although they increased prodigiously af^er* 
wards under Cromwelt They made a bold stand against the proceedings 
of the high Presbyterians. They maintained " that every particular con- 
gregation of Christians'^ has an entire and complete power of jurisdiction 
over its members, to be exercised by the elders thereof within itself.^* 
They add, '' this they are sure must have been the form of government 
in the primitive church." — Neal^ 3, 157. 

The system of the Independents was attacked by the rigid Presbyterians 
with great severity, '^ as tending to break the uniformity of the church, 
under the pretence of liberty of conscience." But one of their number, 
Mr. Herle, th^ prolocutor of the Assembly, with great candor and good 
sense, remarked, ^* The difference between us and our brethren who are 
for Independency, is nothing so great as some may conceive ; at most, it 
does but ruffle the fringe, not any way rend the garment of Christ." 

Yet the quarrel continued and has continued with more or less violence 

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to the present day ; the sound of the controversy, even in this country, is 
now ringing in our ears ; in the last century it was discordant and harsh 
throughout our churches in the amhitious struggle for power. The con- 
troversy then related to church government, for in doctrine there was a 
substantial agreement. The Savoy confession of 1658 proceeds upon the 
plan of the Westminster Assembly; the preface declares, "that they 
fully consent to the Westminster confession, for the substance of it.^^ 
The disagreement was not in matters of faith, but only in matters of form. 
It is not my intention to trace further the migrations of these people 
upon this continent. Having accompanied the earliest colony to Massa- 
chusetts, which contained the first of the McKinstry family who came to 
America, I leave the nation to follow the fortunes of the individual. 

\To he Continued.l 


[Communicated by J. D. Champlih, Jan., of Stonington, Conn.] 

The town of Westerly was settled in the year 1661 by a colony from 
the island of Aquidneck, (now Rhode Island,) and mostly from the town 
of Newport. Its Indian name appears under the various orthography of 
Misquamocuck, Swampscot, Squamicutt, Squamicuck, dec. For a particu- 
lar account of the first purchase and settlement, see Potter^s Narraganset, 
Vol. HI, Collections Rhode Island Historical Society. The following list 
of " free inhabitants " is a literal transcript from the first volume of town 
meeting records, and although bearing date, 1669, was probably not en- 
tered until 1682-3, as may be inferred from the following, recorded on 
the next page, immediately after the list : — 

'^ The records of the acts and orders of the Inhabitant^ of the towne of 
westerle — 

whereas it hath pleased the Honnored Gennerall Assembly of his 
Majesties Collony of Rhod Island and Providence plantations and Kings 
province Sitteinge att Newport May the fifl 1669 : 

To grante unto us the Inhabitants of the towne of westerle the Liberty 
And Authority of Carrieing on our affairs in Condition as A Towne 

As it may Appeare : 

In persuance where of 

wee the Inhabitants of the towne Aforesaid have Judged it expedient 
for the uphoulding of peace and Concorde Amonge our Selves and such 
as shall be Leagalty admitted Inhabitants Amonge us and for the preven- 
tion of the Contrary hereof for the futtuer ; 

To make sundery orders boath formerly and lately which have been 
exposed to delaye being only Committed into Loosse papers, (and partly 
by Reasone of the Changes of Governmente we have been passing under) 
for the prevention wherieof for the futuer the haveing provided, 

A Book 

And att a Towne meeting held by the fiTree Inhabitants in the towne of 
wwierie on March 22. 168} 

Yoated. Mr. J^Sr«e Chaiapioii \Chamfilim\ Chossen Modarator— 

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Voated. That the laws and orders of this Towne shall by the Towne 
Clerk be Recorded in the Towne Book, and Mr. Tobias Saunders and 
Leiftanante Joseph Davell are Appointed And Authorized to be Assistants 
to the towne Clerk in the orderly placeing of them :" 

"A List of the free Inhabitants of the towne of westerle" may the 18 — 
1669 : 

John Crandall 
Tobias Saunders 17 lot 
Edward Larkin 
Robert Burdick 36 
Stephen Willcox 
John Randall 
John Lewes 
John Mackoon 
James Cass 
John Sharp 
Johnathan Armstrong 
Danniell Stanlon 
John Masson 10 lote 34 
James Babcock Sen 
JeflTree Champion Sen. 
Thomas Paintter 
John ffairfield 30 lot 
James Babcock Jun. 35 
Danniell Cromb 23 lot 
John Babcock 
Nickolas Cottrell 21 
Job Babcock 45 lot 
Shubaell Painter 
Joseph Clark 18 lot 

Sept. 1679. 
Georg Landfeare 32 lot 
Richard Swait 
Jeffree Champion Jun. 
HenneryHalle sen. 
John Lews Jun. 9 lot 
Gershem Cottrell 
William Champion 49 lot 
Fetter Crandall 19 lot 
Christopher Champion 22 lot 
James Crandall 

March 3 U^ 
Joseph Davell 42 lot 
Joseph Crandall 14 
James Lewes 1 lote 
James Pendleton 
Joshua Holmes 39 lot 
Hope Chapman 31 lot 
John Masson Jun. 12 lot 
Benjamin Burdick 15 lot 
Joseph Masson 29 lot 
James Babcock Jun. 48 lot 
Hennery Halle Jun. 6 lote 
Edward Larkin Jun. 33 lot 
Thomas Rennolds 28 lote 
John Davis 8 lot 
John Babcock 27 lot 
Joseph Pemberton 10 lot 
Thomas Stephens 20 lot 
Joseph Clark Jun. 43 lot 
James Halle 13 lot [Landpheare 
Caleb Pendleton 41 lot given to Greorg 
George Browne 4 lot 
Daved Lewes 5 lot 
Izreall Lews 16 lot 
Richard Landfeare 11 lot 
Nicolas Satterle 
Thomas Wells Jun. 47 lot 
Thomas Wells sen. 40 lot 
Samuell Lews 38 lot 
Thomas Burdick 37 
Edward Wilcox 
John Enos 2 lot 
Sheadrak Landfeare 24 lot 
John Maconne 26 lot 
John Larkin 46 lot 

In the above list, Lews and Lewes, same as Lewis ; Cromb^ Crumb ; 
Champion — Champlin. Pemberton is probably a distinct name from Pen- 

One Thousand Funebals. — Rev. J. Rebaugh, in a funeral sermon 
which he preached on the occasion of the death bf Mr. George Cushwa, 
which took place week before last, stated that he (Cushwa) was the 
thousandth person he had buried in the course of his ministry. Dr. Re- 
baugh is not an old man, ^nd we believe has never preached in a city, 
which makes the ihatter astonishing. — Greencastle (Pa.) Jjedger* 12 Oct, 
1857. r^ f 

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1868.] Births^ Marriages, and Deaths in Maiden, 239 

[Ck>iitmaed from page 87.] 

[Commanicated bj Aabon Sargent.] 

Theophilus Burrill of Lynn & Mary Hills of Maiden Sept. 24, 1736 

Samuel Grover & Abigail Oakes Nov. 8, " 

Samuel Bleigh of Boston & Mary Tufts of MaWen « 12, " 

Nathaniel Townsend of Lynn & Margaret Chamberlane of 

Maiden Dec. 9, " 
Daniel Mansfield of Lynn & Mrs. Elizabeth Tufts of Maiden Jan. 6, 173f 
Samuel Sprague & Martha Hills '' 11, '' 

David Howard & Sarah Degresha " 20, " 

Samuel Newhall & Martha Upham Mch 18, '' 

Timothy Sprague & Mrs. Mary Legg Apl 14, 1737 

Samuel Hasey of Boston & Sarah Upham of Maiden May 9, " 

Charles Lemoyne & Mary Marble " 19, " 

Timothy Green & Dorothy Wayte Nov. 8, " 

Joseph Burditt & Tabitha Paine Dec. 16, " 

Moses Gleeson of Oxford & Deborah Whittemore of Maiden Feb. 2, 173J 
Stephen Sweetser & Elizabeth Mudge " 8, " 

Benj. Faulkner & Anna Sprague Mch 22, 1738 

John Mudge & Mary Waite May 4, " 

Robert Wilson & Anna Jackson July 12, " 

John Sweetser of North Yarmouth & Elizabeth Stevens 

of Maiden Nov. 16, " 
Reuben Derbe of Pomfret & Zibillah Howard of Maiden Dec. 27, " 
William Waite & Deborah Bucknam " 28, " 

Jona. Oakes & Martha Bucknam Feb. 1, 173f 

Timothy Dexter & Sarah Bucknam Mch 22, " 

Abraham Skinner & Anna Emmes [Eames] " 13, 1739 

Joseph Barrett & Phebe Waitt Apl 27, " 

Daniel Merritt of Boston & Lydia Sweetser of Maiden Dec. 11, ^« 
Jonathan Lynde & Elizabeth Mower " 21, " 

Jabez Burditt & Hannah Sargeant Feb. 7, 17f j 

Daniel Goffe & Mrs. Mary Upham Mch -, 1740 

Nathan Richardson of Woburn & Lydia Whittemore of 

Maiden Apl 3, '« 
Joseph Lynde & Mary Lynde July 4, " 

John Sargeant & Hannah Wadkins '' 24, '« 

David Parker & Mary Upham Sept. 5, " 

John Nichols & Agnes Leveston Dec. 11, ^< 

Ezra Green ds Sarah Hutchinson Feb. 12, 174^ 

khabod Clark of Stoughton & Sarah Whittemore of Maiden Mch 30, 1741 
Samuel Wade of Medford & Martha Newhall of Maiden Dec, 2, " 
Joshua Tucker of Woodstock & Mary Wright of Maiden Feb. 11, 174J 
Nathan Sargeant of Leicester & Mary Sargeant of Maiden June 24, 1742 
James Dunbar of Maiden & Rebekah Woods of Boston Jan. 11, 174f 
Joseph Mudge & Phebe Green '* 19, " 

Wm. Barnes of Boston & Mary Manaur of Maiden " 26, " 

Joses Bucknam & Mary Sprague June 8, 1743 

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240 BirthSf Marriages, and Deaths in Maiden. [July, 

John Hoyle of Providence & Anna Wnyte of Maiden Aug. 11, 1743 

Samuel Sargeant & Lois Wayte Oct. 25, " 

Nathan Newhall & Tabilha Wayte " 26, ** 

Benjamin Bucknam & Rebecca Parker Nov. 12, " 

John Wayte of Chelsea & Sarah Faulkner of Maiden " 25, " 

Benjamin Sprague & Phebe Lynde Mch 20, 174| 

Samuel Shute & Elizabeth Pratt May 23, 1744 

James Whittemore & Mary Sherman June 4, " 

James Milliner of Mansfield & Ruth Peirce of Ma\den " 12, ** 

Nathan Dexter of Maiden & Esther Brintnall of Chelsea '* 26, «^ 

Benj. Rice of Brookfield & Sarah Upham of Maiden «' 30, •« 

Edward Sprague & Lydia Howard July 4, " 

John Dunten & Mercy Johnson Aug* 17, " 

Israel Cook of Boston & Hannah Upham of Maiden Jan. 11, 174f 

Bartholomew Flag & Susanna Marble Mch 27, 1745 

John Goddard ^ Sarah Sargeant Aug. 3, *^ 

John Marten & Sarah Mansur Sept. 18, ^ 
Charles Crouley of Charlestown & Mary Marks of Maiden Oct 1, ^ 

Thomas Purlen & Jemima Brintnall Dec. 4, ♦• 

Thomas Boston dc Anna Taylor Jan. 7, 174f 

John Burditt & Jemima Green Feb. 6, " 

Silas Sargeant & Mary Winslow " 14, " 
David Bucknam of Salem dc Mrs. Esther Sprague of Maiden Mch 4, ^ 

John Dexter & Abigail Hill Apl 18, 1746 

Nathaniel Jenkins & Abigail Baldwin May 1, " 

Abraham Hill & Abigail Upham '« 8, «^ 
Moses Collins of Roxbury & Lydia Whittemore of Maiden «« 29, «' 

Thomas Wayte & Mary Sprague June 13, " 

John Knower & Phebe Sprague " 17, " 

Jabez Sargeant & Rachel Wayte Oct. 9, «« 

Joseph Sargeant & Hannah Whittemore Jan. 20, 174f 
Benjamin Wayte of Maiden dc Barbary Unthank of Chelsea Mch 20, " 

William Thomas & Mary Hill « 28, 1747 

Ebenezer Pratt & Elizabeth Knower May 7, " 

Nathaniel Jenkins dc Catharine Grant iaoe 19, ** 

John Sargeant & Hannah Knower Oct. 1, ^^ 

John Bucknam & Hannah Lynde Nov. 12, ^* 
Joseph Sprague of Dudley ^ Phebe Hutchinson of Maiden Jan. 7, 174} 

Jacob Upham of Maiden & Rebecca Burnitt of Reading *^ 19, '^ 

Thomas Shute & Sarah Baldwin " 21, " 

John Dexter ds Joanna Lynde Mch 15, ** 

Edward Oliver of Maiden & Sarah Wayte of Chelsea «« 28, «« 

John Nichols ^ Elizabeth Burditt Apl 21, 1748 

James Bayley of Boston ds Mary Wa3rte of Maiden May 16, *^ 

Ebenezer Upham of Leicester & Lois Waite of Maiden Oct. 28, '^ 

Thomas Sargeant & Mary Wayte Jan. 17, 174§ 

William Gill ds Martha Flinn < Mch 9, '' 

James Sargeant & Elizabeth Upham ^ Apl 25, 1749 
Jabez Burditt dc Deborah Richardson / Jan. 16, 17f^ 
Samuel Sprague ds Elizabeth Wade / ** 24, " 
Jacob Breeden of Chelsea & Hannah Floyd of Maiden / Mch 2, '^ 

Nathfen Sprague & Mary Hovey / Apl 17, 1750 

Thomas Hills & Mary Shute / « 26, " 

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1858.] Birth$, Marriages, and Deaths in Maiden. 241 

Jonathan Oakes ds Esther Bucknam Sept. 13, 1750 

Thomas Burrage of Lynn ds Anna Wayte of Maiden Nov. 15, ^^ 

Jacob Sbute ds Mary Pratt Dec. 27, '^ 

Marriage Intentions (Marrictges not recorded ,^ 

Samuel Bucknam & Elizabeth Wyman of Woburn July 21, 1738 

Pellitiah Whittemore & Deborah Kendall of Dunstable ^' 30, '' 

Timothy Upham & Mary Cheever of Lynn Sept. 29, 1789 

Joseph Newhall dc Mary Bradshaw of Medford Dec. 29, «« 

Benj. Howard & Abigail Wallton of Reading Jan. 13, 17f§ 
Rev. Mr. Thomas Skinner of Colchester dz^ Mary Newhall June 15, 1740 

Amos Upham & Lois Green of Reading Oct. 5, ^* 

John Newhall & Dorothy Newhall of I^icester June 10, 1741 

Elkanah Hitchens & Phebe Baldwin Aug. 15, '« 

Richard Dexter de Rebecca Peabody of Bozford Oct. 24, ^* 

Jabez Lynde ds Rachel Parker Nov. 4, ^^ 

Benj. Parker & Phebe Green of Stoneham " 4, ** 

Jabez Green of Stoneham ds Mary Lynde ^^ 11, ^' 

Samuel Wade of Medford ds Martha Newhall ^ 15, " 

Ralph Merry of Lynn de Sarah Knower Jan. 3, 174| 

Aaron Burden of Medford de Thankful Wellcom ^ 31, «' 

John Oliver dz; Elizabeth Pratt Feb. M), '' 

Joseph Hopkins of Charlestown dc Margaret Hills Aug. 18, 1742 

John (3oold ds Susanna Harndel Sept. 15, ^ 

John Harodel de Esther Parker Oct. 13, «« 

Joseph Baldwin & Mary Potter of Lynn " 27, " 

Peter Hayjie of Stoneham de Lydia Lynde Dec. 1, ^^ 

John Sargeant dz^ Susanna Chamberlaine of Chelsea ** 8, ^ 

Thomas Pratt de Mary Ausgood of Reading Pel>. 9s 174} 

Jabez Sargeant dc Abigail Mower of Worcester Oct 4, 174i 

Isaac Hill de Sarah Haven of Framingham Nov. 20, ^ 

Ezm Green ds Eunice Burrill of Lynn Feb. 22, 174| 
Rev. I^niel Emerson of Dunstable dz^ Mrs. Hannah Emerson Oct 17, 1744 

Samuel Polle of Medford ds Anna Nichols Im. 20, 174| 

SamM Blanchard de Sarah Cutter of Medford FelK 10, «« 

Unight Cox dp Lydia Faulkner July 1, 1745 

Thomas Hills dc Sarah Burrill of Lynn Oct 20, ^ 

S^uel Wayte ds Rebecca Sweetser of Charlestown Meh 8, 174 

Jacob Lynde & Mary Goold of Stoneham H 26, 174 

John Polle of Medford de Jemima Nichols July 1, ^ 

Stowers Sprague ^ Rebecca Deal of Boston Feb. 14, I74f 

James Bucknam & Mary Goddard of Roxbury Aug. 19, 174f7 

Nathan Eaton of Reading & Sarah Collman Oct* 7, ^* 

William Pratt dc Abigail Pell of Lynn Nov. 5, «<^ 

Stephen Tufts dc Catharine Taylor July 17, 1748 

Phinea3 Sprague ds Hannah Goold of Stond>am Sept. 21, ^« 

Jonathan knower dc Mary Wilson Apl 15, 1740 

Edward Sprague & Dorothy Skinner Nov. 4, ^^ 

Daniel Knower ds Abigail Whittemore '^ 25, «( 

John Upham ds Deliverance FowU of Lynn Apl 27, 17G0 

Jonathan Wilee of Lynn dc Tamzen Upham June 17, ^ 

Daniel Weltch dz^ Elizabeth Berry <f 24, «« 

Aaron Buoknam dc Alice Skinner of Lymi Oct. 14^ ^ 

brael Persons of Leicester ds Hannah Wayte Dec.^» «« 

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242 Birihs, Marriages^ and Deaths in McJden. [July, 

Richard, son of Richard dc Abigail Upham Sept. 4, 1700 

Joanna, dau. of Richard & Lydia Shute ^^ 12, ^ 

Judith Townzen Feb. 5, 170^ 

Robert Calle " 15, 170J 

Elizabeth Lamson June 10, 1703 

Timothy, son of John ds Winefred Dexter Aug. 20, ** 

Benjamin Whittemore, Jr. Oct. 7, ** 

John Sprague Dec. 16, ^ 

Christopher Lewis Feb. 8, 170f 

Thomas Skinner Mch 2, " 

Timothy, 8th child of John ds Winefred Dexter Oct. 17, 1704 

Joseph Floyd Jan. -, HOf 

Joseph Wilson « 14, " 

Lydia, wife of John Greenland ** 20, " 

Rev. Mr. Wigglesworth, Pastor of the Church at Maiden June -, 1705 
John, son of William Bucknam " 14, " 

John, son of John & Winefred Dexter July 4, ^^ 

Ezekiel Jenkins, Sen. " 90, " 

Tryall Newbury Dec. 9, " 

William Green " 80, ** 

Michael, son of Richard & Lydia Shute Apl 10, 1706 

Mary, wife to Thomas Upham " 21, 4707 

Susanna, wife to John Lynde, Jr. ~ ^ . 

Dea. John Green 

William, son of Samuel & Deborah Bucknam 
Tabitha, dau. of John dc Elizabeth Wilson' 
Mary, dau. of Samuel dc Sarah Sprague 
John Green 

Sarah, dau. of David & Sarah Parsons 

Marey, dau. of Samuel ds Sarah Sprague 

Rebecca Sprague alias Brown 

Nathaniel Evens, Sen. 

Zebediah, son of Phineas dc Tamzen Upham 

Tamzen, dau. of " " " 

William, son of William 6& Elizabeth Green 

Lemuel Jenkins, Sen. 

Elizabeth Jenkins 

Abigail Jenkins 

Samuel, son of James dc Deborah Hovey 

Daniel, son of Nathaniel & Mary Upham 

Joseph Baldwin, Sen. 

Edward Sprague 

Sarah, wife of Nathaniel Upham, Sen. 

Abigail, wife of William Ireland 

Mary, wife of Samuel Green, Sen. 

Lydia, widow, relict of John Sprague 

Abigail, dau. of Richard & Abigail Upham 

Abraham, son of Abraham dc Abigail Hills 

Dorcas, dau. of Richard dz^ Abtgail Upham 

Jabez, son of Joseph & Hannah Green 

John Sargeant, Sen. 

Mary, w^e of Jonathan Sargeant 
















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18, 1715 




Nov. 21, 





















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1858.] Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Maiden. 243 

Samh, dau. of John & Lydia Sargeant Dec. 5, 1716 

Abigail, wife of John Upham Aug. 28, 1717 

Henry Green Sept. 19^ '* 

Nathaniel IXpham Nov. 11, " 
Simon Grover, se. 73 " 17, «* 

Sarah, widow, relict of Capt. John Green Dec. 1, " 

Luke, son of Richard ^ Abigail Upham May 6, 1719 

Jacob, eon of John & Tamzen Upham Sept 2, ** 

Ruth, dau. of John & Lydia Sargeant Oct. 28, '^ 

Sarah, dau. of Samuel & Sarah Blanchard Mch 30, 1720 

Caleb, son of Simon & Sarah Grover June 4, ^* 

Isaac, son of Isaac & Mary Greene Sept. 19, '* 

Dea. Phineas Upham Oct. 19, " 

Sarah, dau. of Jonathan & Sarah Enower Sept. 7, 1722 

Jonathan Enower Oct. 15, '^ 
Sarah, wife of Jonathan Enower " 22, ** 

Dea. John Dexter Dec. 14, " 

Samuel, son of Samuel & Martha Green May 9, 1724 

Samuel Green, Sen. Oct. 31, ^^ 

Phebe, dau. of Nathaniel ^ Mary Upham Apl 4, 1725 
Joseph Wayte " 9, " 

Lydia, dau. of Joseph & Lydia Wa3rte " 27, " 

Joseph Wilson " 29, " 

Dea. Nathaniel Nichols May 10, '« 
Mary Nichols « 13, ** 

Joseph, son of Samuel & Sibel Howard ^^ 18, ^^ 

Rebecca, wife of Thomas Newhall « 26, ** 

Abigail, dau. of Samuel & Abigail Stowers '^ 29, ^ 

Martha, dau. of Nathaniel & Mary Upham ^< 31, *^ 

John Lamson July 14, ** 

Thomas Green Aug. 24, ^* • 

John, son of John & Dorothy Coleman Nov. 3, " 

John, son of John & Abigail Piaine Dec. 2, '^ 

Hannah, widow of Abraham Skinner Jan. 14, 172f 

Sarah, widow of Simon Grover Feb. 16, " 

Benjamin Whittemore July 16, 1726 
Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin Whittemore '^ 18, *' 

Elizabeth, wife of John Wilson Sept. 15, <^ 

David, son of Samuel & Sarah Newhall Dec. 23, '« 

Dorothy, widow of Capt. Edward Sprague Mch 29, 1727 

in 58th year of her age, and was the only wife of said Sprague. 

Timothy, son of John & Mary Tufts Apl 29, « 

Sarah, dau. of Simon & Sarah Grover Sept 18, " 

Jacob, son of Thomas & Mary Wayte Oct. 1, '* 
Mary, dau. of Timothy & Mary Wayte " 12, " 

Joseph, son of John & Elizabeth Enower Dec. 20, ^^ 
Lemuel, son of Nathaniel & Sarah Jenkins ^^ 20, ^^ 

Nathan, son of Samuel ds Anna Wayte " 26, *• 

Mehitable, dau. of Joseph & Lydia Wayte «^ 81, '* 

Lydia, " " ** « Jan. 9, 172J 

Samuel, son of Thomas & Hannah Degresha ^^ 22, '* 

Caleb, son of Samuel ^ Sarah Blanchard '' 30, '« 

Benjamin, son of Samuel & Saiah Grover May 24, 1728 

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BirihSf Mwriages, and Deaik9 tn MtUdm. [J^Ji 

Ifarcy, wife of Richard Pratt 
Lett. Thomas Newhall 
Sttnon, son of JamesT & Mary Whittemore 
Dea. John Greenland 
Amos, son of John dc Sarah Stower 
Thomas Burditt 

Peternell, wife of Samuel Whittemore 
Mary, dau. of James dc Margaret Wilson 
Mary, dau. of John 6i Mehitable Pratt 
John, son of " " " 

Phebe, wife of David Pratt 
Phebe, dau. of Stower & Phebe Sprague 
Phebe, dau. of Nathaniel 6c Lydia Howard 
Mary, wife of Samuel Greene 
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel 6d Lydia Howard 
Edward, son of Samuel & Petemell Whittemore 
Lydia, widow of John Sargeant 
Jo^m Whittemore 

John Sprague, in the 75th year of his age 
William, son of Hichard ^ Sarah Dexter 
John Marble 

Sarah, dau. of Samuel dc Sarah Blanchard 
Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan ds Mary Enower 
Benjamin, son of " " " 

James, son of John dc Mehitable Pratt 
Hannah, wife of Bartholomew Gldny 
Sarah, wife of John Stower 
Sarah, dau. of Joseph & Elizabeth Lynde 
John, sen of John & Ann Wellcom 
Thoipas Oakes, husband of Sarah Oakes 
Dea. Joseph Green 

Stephen, son of Dea. Joseph dc Hannah Green 
Nathaniel, son of John dc Dorothy Coleman 
Lieut^ Samuel Newhall 
Lydia, wife of Benjamin Faulkner 
Jchxk Upham 

Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Lynde, ». 73 years 
£uth, wife of John Mudge 
John, husband of the above Ruth Mudge 
Uriah, son of Uriah 6c Deborah Oakes 
Ruhama, wife of James Green 
Sarah, dau. of David ds Sarah Upham 
Anna, dan. of John dc Ann Wellcom 
Martha, dau. of Joseph dc Mary Chadwick 
Samuel, son of Nathaniel dc Sarah Eustis 
Dorothy, wife of John Coleman 
Benjamin, son of Thomas dc Mary Wayte 
Waldon, son of Joseph dc Mary Emerson 
Samuel, son of Nathaniel dc Sarah Nichols, apd hue* 

band to Jemima Nichols 
John, son of Nathaniel 6c Sarah Nichols, and husband 

to Agnes Niebols 

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May 28, 1728 
July 18, 
Sept. 14, 
Oct. 17, 
Mch 28, 1729 
June 20, «« 
Aug. 28, ** 
Nov, 14, " 
Jan. 5, 17}| 

U 14^ 44 









Feb. 24, 
Mch 2,1780 

u 4, ** 

u 8, 
May 80, 
June 2, 
July 6, 

** 22, 
Aug. 1, 
Sept 9, 

" 21, ** 
Oct 2, ** 

» 14,1781 
July -, 1782 
Sept *, ** 
Nov. 28, " 
Feb. 8,178} 
Mch 29, 1783 
Apl 17, ** 
May 26, 
June 11, 

'» 20, 
Oct 17, 

« 29, 
Dec. 18, 
Jan. 10,1*3 

" 21, K 
June 18, ^ 
Aug. 80, «« 
Dec. 18, ^ 
Jan. 24,178^ 
June 2,1735 
July a, ^ 




18C8.] Daiwen Church Reeard^ 945 

[Continaed'from Vol. XI., p. 331.] 

3 That they in publick do consent to the Coven^. propounded unto y* 
by our Pastour in these words (or words to y« like effect) — 

You — A. B. do before y" holy Assembly acknowledge y« only Living 
and true God to be y God, 6d do give up y^self to him to love, fear, serve 
him, and to be happy in the enjoyment of him forever. 

You do also acknowledge y* Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal son of God 
to be your only Saviour and Redeemer ; and ^under a sense of y sin and 
misery & need of him) do give up y'self to him to be saved by him from 
sin and from the wrath of God. 

You do also acknowledge the Eternal Spirit of God to be your only 
Sanctifyer, and do give up y^self to him to be sanctifyed, comforted, and 
guided by him to Glory. 

You do also submit to the discipline and government of Jesus Christ in 
y* Chh, and do promise y* you will live in y« use of all means y* so you 
Diay be fit to come to all y« ordinances of Christ in his Church. 

This was first voted by the Chh. 

4 We do also consent y* the children of such persons be baptized pro- 
vided the parents publickly give y* up to God, and promise y* if God 
shall spare their lives they will see such their children educated in the 
nurture and admonition of y® Lord. 

This was voted by itself — and there was none that manifested any dis- 
satisfaction — ^but all gave their consent to each particular. 
Blessed be God for such a peaceful meeting.^' 

1701, June 18. " A day of Publick Thanksgiving. God smiled on 
y« season, y« work of y« day was carryed by Mr. Noyes (who prayed) 
& Mr Pierpoint preach**, & concluded." The reasons for the Thanks- 
giving were, 1. Y^ God has so far discovered y« wiles of y« Devil which 
might have been more hurtfull and distructive to us, if God had not in 
judgm* remembred mercy. 2. Y^ when y® people were farthest from 
peace & unity y* God was pleased to hear prayers & unite us, & especial- 
ly to hearken to those prayers y^ were put up here on a day of publick 
fasting dc prayer by Mr. Hale & Mr. Noyes, from w«h day God was 
pleased to succeed all publick endeavours for a peaceable settlem^. 3. & 
yt God has now for some years continued peace and prosperity to us. 6l 
4. that he has been carrying on his work in y« midst of us, &c." 

Oct 19. " The Pastor read a Letter to the Church at Buverly, to de- 
sire our assistance in ordaining Mr. Blower-— & three messengers were 
chosen with y« Elder &c." 

Oct. 29. ^^ We assisted in Mr. Blowers ordination, all impediments 

1702. December. " The Pastor spake to y« Chh. on y© Sab. as fol- 
loweth Brethren I find in y« Chh book a Rec" of Martha Corys being 
excommunicated for witchcraft. — And y^ Generality of y« land being 
sensible of y« errors y* prevailed in y* day — some of her friends have 
moved me sev'* times to propose to y« Chh whether it be not our duty to 
recall y^ sentence y^ so it may not stand ag^ her to all Generations and I 
myself being a stranger to her 6d being ignorant of what was alledg'd ag^ 
her — I shall now only leave it to your consideration, and shall determine 
the matter by a vote y^ next convenient opportunity.'' 

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Jan. IS. " We kept a day of fasting and prayer on account of y* 
small pox, &c.^' 

Feb. 14. *' The Pastor moved y« Chh to revoke Martha Corys excom- 
mun". — but sev" dissented and there watf not a full vote for y« revoking 
it, tho' a maj'^♦' 

1706. Aug. 25. '' Rec'' Ann Putnam to full communion. 
The confession of Anne Putnam when she was received to comma- 
nion: 1706. 

I desire to be humbled before God for y^ sad and humbling providence 
that befell my fathers family in the year about 92, yt I then being in my 
childhood should by such a providence of God be made an instrument for 
yt accuseing of severall persons of a grievous crime wherby their lives 
were taken away from them, whom now I have just grounds and good 
' reason to believe they were innocent persons, and y^ it was a great delu- 
sion of Satan y^ deceived me in that sad time, whereby I justly fear I have 
been instrumental with others tho' ignorantly and unwittingly to bring 
upon myself & this land the guilt of innocent blood Though what was said 
or done by me against any person I can truly abd uprightly say before 
God & man I did it not out of any anger, malice, or illwill to any person 
for I had no such thing against one of them ; but what I did was igno* 
rantly being deluded by Satan. And particularly as I was a chief instru- 
ment of accuseing of Goodwife Nurse and her two sisters I desire to lye 
in the dust & to be humbled for it in that I was a cause with others of so 
sad a calamity to them & their familys, for which cause I desire to lye in 

r> dust & earnestly begg fforgiveness of God & from all those unto whom 
have given just cause of sorrow & offence, whose relations were taken 
away or accused. (Signed) Anne Putnam. 

Y' confession was read before y« congregation together with her rela- 
tion Aug: 25. 1706. dc she acknowledged it. — J. Greene. Past*'.*' 

1702-3, Feb. 14. " The majf part of the brethren consented to y« fol- 
lowing & 

Whereas this Church passed a vote Sept. 11. 1692 for the excommuni- 
cation of Martha Cory, and that sentence was pronounced ag^ her Sept. 
14 by Mr, Sam" Parris formerly the Pastour of this Church ; she being 
before her excom*" condemned & afterwards executed for supposed witch- 
craft : and there being a record of this in our Chh book page 12. We 
being moved hereunto do freely consent & heartily desire that the same 
sentence may be revoked, and that it may stand no longer ag^ her for we 
are thro* Gods mercy to us convinced y^ we were at that dark day under 
the Power of those errours which then prevailed in the land ; and we are 
sensible that we had not sufficient grounds to think her guilty of that crime 
for which she was condemned & executed ; and y^ her excom* was not 
according to the mind of God ; and therefore we desire that this may be 
entred in our Church book, to take off that odium that is cast on her name 
and that so God may forgive our sin, & may be atoned for the land, & we 
humbly pray that God will not leave us any more to such errours and sins, 
but will teach & enable us always to do that which is right in his sight 

There was a maj*" part voted — & 6 or 7 dissented. J. G. P^.** 

[I know not by what accident this entry— 1702-8 — is thus transposed 
to the end of the year 1707 — but so it stands in the Church Book. W. 
T. H.] 

1717, June 5. Wednesday. Rev. Peter Clark ordained. " Rev. 
Elders and Messengers of y« Chhs of Salem, Beverly, Wenhami Tops- 

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field, & Reading convened. Rev. Mr. Gerrish gave y« Chai^, ordaining 
him a minister of y« Gospel, Pastor of the Chh in Sal: Village dec with y« 
consent of y« Chh & y« Inhabitants — and Rev. Mr. Curwin gave to him y« 
Right Hand of Fellowship, and to this Chh.'' 

1717-18, Feb. 13. " This Day was kept as a Day of Solemn Fasting 
& prayer to God, occasioned by a Sore Visitation, by Sickness & mortali- 
ty ; some of y« neighboring Elders assisted &c.'' 

1718, Oct. 3. '* At a Chh meeting before y« Sacram^ was read a Letter 
from ye first Chh in Salem to request y« presence & assistance of y' 
Pastour 6c messengers at y« Ordination of y« ReV*. Mr. Fisk on y® 8^^ of 
Octob: 1718. The two Deacons & Capt Jonath: Putnam were chosen as 
messengers by a vote of y« Chh. 

1719, April 5. " A Letter from y« Chh newly gathered in Salem was 
read, wherein was desired y« presence & assistance of yf Pastour & mes- 
sengers at y« Ordination of y* Rev*. Mr. Staunton on y« 8th of April 1719." 
Same messengers as in last extract chosen. 

May 6. *< A Contribution being made by this Chh & Congregation on 
ye Publick Thanksgiving Dec. 11. 1718. on y« account of the Brief for 
y^ Propagating & maintaining y« Gospel ministry dec. amounting to y« 
sum of 5 lb was transmitted de put into ye hands of Edward Bromfield 
Esq. according to ye Directions of s* Brief. By ye Pastor of s* Chh." 

1720, April 10. " A Letter from ye neighbouring Society at Lyn-End 
who had entred upon ye foundation of a Chh State, was read, requesting 
ye assistance of y Elder de messengers in y' proceeding to an Ordination 
on Apr. 13. The two Deacons dj Mr. Cheaver were clA)sen as messen- 
gers by a vote of ye Chh." 

June 19. " A Letter from ye Chh newly gathered in Reading North 
Precinct desiring ye assistance of ye Elder de messenger of this Chh in 
joyning w* those of other neighbouring Chhs in ye Ordination of y« 
Rev^. Mr Dan" Putnam, was read, dc ye two Deacons 6d Capt. Putnam were 
chosen as messengers by a vote of ye Chh." 

1723, Nov. 28. " A LeUer from y® Chh in Reading North Precinct 
was read, to desire ye presence & assistance of y' Elder dc messengers in 
Council with ye Rev. Elders dc messengers of other Churches, in order to 
ye composing some matters of difference among y» to be held Dec. 3. 
1723. dc Deac*" Edward Putnam dc Mr. Ezekiel Cheaver were chosen as 
messengers by a vote of ye Chh." 

1727, Oct, 29. '* Being Lord's Day, at night, between 10 & 11 oclock, 
y'e happened a very Great Earthquake accompanied with a terrible noise dc 
shaking w^ was greatly surprizing to ye whole Land ye rumbling noise in 
ye bowels of ye Earth with some lesser trepidation of ye Earth has been 
repeated at certain intervals divers weeks aAer." [Church Records, be- 
tween Jan. 7th ds Jan. 14th, 1727-8.] 

1728, May 12 (?) "A Letter from ye Chh of Christ belonging to y« 
East Parish in Salem was read, desiring ye presence ds assistance of y' 
Elder & messengers at ye Ordination of ye Rev* M'. W«. Jenison, ap- 
pointed to be on May 22, 1728. The two Deacons dc Brother Ezekiel 
Cheever were chosen as messengers by a vote of ye Chh." 

Nov. 24. " A Letter from ye Chh of Christ in Topsfield was read, 
desiring ye presence dz* concurrence of yf Elder and messengers with 
those of other Chhs, in ye Ordination of ye Rev*. John Emerson Nov: 
27. 1728. The two Deacons & Capt. Jon* Putnam were chosen as mes- 
sengers on y^ occasion." 

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248 Danven Church Records. [Julyj 

1729, Nov. 16. ** A Letter read from y« Chh of Christ in Middleton, re- 
qaesring y« presence & assistance of y Elder & messengers to joyn with 
those of other Chhs in y* Ordination of y* Rev^ M>^ Andrew Peters Nov: 26, 
1729. The two Deacons & M^. Ezekiel Cheevers were chosen as messen- 
gers on yt occasion by a vote of y* Chh. At y* same time were propounded 
y* Desires of several of y* brethren dc sisters of y* Chh to be dismist to y* 
Chh of Christ in Middleton, whose names are as follows, Viz. MdieM. 
Henry Wilkins, Dan" Kenny, Jon'. Fuller, Joseph Fuller, Isaac Wilkina, 
Ezra Putnam, Edward Putnam, Benj*. Wilkins. Of tf Females, Sarah 
Fuller, Mary Fuller, Sarah Putnam, Eliz^. Putnam, Mary Wilkins, Mary 
Kenny, Susanna Fuller, Eliz*. Nichols, Mary Wilkins, Hannah Carril, 
Margery Wilkins, Eunice Lambert, Eliz*. Eliot, Penelope Wilkina, 
Susanna Fuller, Susanna Hobbs. In complyance with whose desires 
Letters of Dismission were granted y» with consent of y* brethren." 

1731, Aug. 15. ^* A Letter was read from y* Second Chh in L3rno, 
requesting y' presence of y* Pastour & Delegates to joyn with other Elders 
dc Delegates in Council upon y* affair of y« dismission of y P&stor M' 
Nath". Sparhawk. The two Deac" & Joseph Hutchinson were chosen 
as Delegates. To meet Thursday, Aug: 19, 1731." 

1732, Dec. 31. ^^ A Letter from y« Chh of Christ in Wenham was 
read, desiring y« presence ds assistance of y^ Elder ds messengers in 
orders to y« Ordinations of y« Rev' M^ John Warren, Jan: 10. 1732-3. 
The two Deac"*. Edward dc Nath" Putnam de Brother Joseph Hutchinson 
were chosen as messengers by a vote of y* Chh." 

1736, Dec. 6. " A Letter read from those Brethren of y* Chh of y* 
First Parish in Salem meeting in y* ancient place of publick worship, 
requesting y* presence dc assistance of this Chh by y' Elder 6c messengers 
with y* Elders de messengers of other Chhs, in y* Ordination of M'. John 
Sparhawk to y* Pastoral Office, on Decembr 8^, dc also a Letter from y* 
Rev^. M'. Sam" Fisk de his adherents of y* First Chh in Salem objecting 
agt our proceeding in thai affair." 

Dec. 6. " A concurrence" with the request of the first letter above- 
mentioned ** was voted by a considerable majority of y* Brethren present ; 
and y* two Deacons present 6c Capt Jon* Putnam ds Brother John Putnam 
were chosen as messengers of y« Chh on y* occasion." 

1737, May 8. " A Letter read from y* Brethren of y* Fourth Chh in 
Salem requesting y* presence dc assistance of this Chh by y^ Elder As 
messengers, with y* Elders ds messengers of other Chhs, in y« Ordination 
of Mf James Diman to y' Pastoral office over y* on May ll*'*, 1737. 
Accordingly the Brethren consented, & y* Deacons 6c Cap^. Jon\ Putnam 
were chosen messengers on yt occasion." 

1837-8, Jan. 1. "A Letter from y* brethren of y« Chh in Marble Head 
lately under y* Pastoral care of y* Rev** M' Edw* Holyoke was read, de- 
siring y* presence ds assistance of this Chh by yc Elder & messengers, 
with y* Elders ds messengers of other Chhs, in y* Ordination of M^ Simon 
Broadstreet Jun^ to y* Pastoral Office over them ; on Jan. 4. 1737-8, in 
compliance with w« request Deac" Whipple, Cap^ Jon^ Putnam, and Cap* 
Tho^ Flint were chosen messengers by y* vote of y« Chh." 
(To he Continued.) 

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FiBST Generation. 

1. Bernard Lombard, of Scituate, 1638 ; freeman, 1636 ; Barnstable, 
1640 ; married , and had 

2. Joshua, b. 

3. Jabez, bapt. Jaly 4, 1641 ; 

4. Martha, bapt. Oct. 2, 1639 ; m. John Martin, 1657. 

5. Mary, bapt. Oct. 8, 1657 ; m. George Lewis, jr., 1654 

Margaret Lumbard m. Edward Coleman of Boston, Oct 27, 1648. 

2. Thomas Lombard of Barnstable, 1641 ; m. , and had 

6. Jedidiah, bapt. Sept. 19, 1641 ; 

7. Benjamin, bapt. Aug. 5, 1643 ; 8 Caleb ; 
9. Thomas. 

Second Genebation. 

3. Joshua Lombard m. Abigail Linnett, May 27, 1651, and had 

10. Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1652 ; 11. Mercy, b. June 15, 1655 ; 
[8.1 12. Jonathan, b. April 28, 1657 ; 
[8^.J 13. Joshua, b. Jan. 16, 1660 ; 
He joined the church, March 14, 1646. 

4. Jabez Lombard m. Sarah Derby, Dec. 1, 1660, and had^ 

14. Elizabeth, b. June, 1663 ; 15. Mary, b. April, 1666 ; 

[9.] 16. Bernard, b. April, 1668; 

17. John, b. April, 1670 ; 19. Mehitable, b. Sept 1674 ; 

18. Mathew, b. Aug. 28,1672 ; 20. Abigail, b. April, 1677 ; 
[10.] 21. Nathaniel O., b. Aug., 1679 ; 

22. Hepzibah, b. Dec. 1, 1681. 

5. Jedidiah Lombard m. Hannah Wing, May 20, 1668, and had 

23. Jedidiah, b. Dec. 25, 1669 ; m. Hannah Lewis, Nov. 8, 1699 ; 

24. Thomas, b. June 22, 1671 ; 25. Hannah, b. Aug., 1673 ; 

26. Experience, b. April, 1677. 

6. Benjamin Lombard m. Jane Warren, Sept. 19, 1672, and had 

27. Mercy, b. Nov. 2, 1673 ; 
[11.1 28. Benjamin, b. Sept 27, 1675 ; 

29. Hope, b. March 26, 1679 ; 

His wife dying Feb. 27, 1682, he m. 2d, Sarah Walker, Nov. 19, 1683, 
and had 

30. Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1688 ; 32. Mary, b. June 17, 1688 ; 

31. Bathshua, b. May 4, 1687 ; 33. Samuel, b. Sept 15, 1691. 
She died Nov. 6, 1693, and he married, 3d, widow Hannah Whetstone, 

Blay 24, 1694, and had 

34. Temperance, b. May 25, 1695; 35. Martha, b. Dec. 28, 1704. 

7. Thomas Lombard m. Elizabeth Derby, Dec. 23, 1665, and had 

36. Sarah, b. Dec. 1666. 

[12] 37. Thomas, b. March, 1667. 42. Patience, b. May, 1676; 

38. Elizabeth, b. Sept 1668 ; 43. Bethiah, b. July, 1680 ; 

39. Mary, b. April, 1669 ; 44. Bathshua, b. Aug. 1682 ; 

40. Hannah, b. Dec. 1671 ; 45. Rebecca, b. Sept. 1676 ; 

41. Jabez, b. Feb. 1673, d. 1673 ; 46. Patience. 

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250 Notes an the Lombard Family. [J^^Ji 

Third Gemebation. 
8}. Joshua Lombard m. Hopestill Bullock, Nov. 6, 1682, and had 
47. Mercy, b. Mar. 16, 1684 ; 48. HopesUll, b. Nov. 15, 1686; 
[13.] 49. Joshua, b. Aug. 5, 1688 ; 

50. Samuel, b. June 1, 1690 ; 53. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 22, 1700; 

51. Abigail, b. Jan. 2, 1692 ; 55. Jonathan, b. April 16, 1703. 

52. Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1697 ; 

8. Jonathan Lombard m. Elizabeth Eddy, Dec. 11, 1683, and had 

56. Jonathan, b. Nov. 20, 1684 ; 58. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 1, 1688 ; 

57. Alice, b. Oct. 19, 1686 ; 59. Abigail, b. July 12, 1691. 

9. Bernard Lombard, m. and had 

60. Joanna, b. Dec. 1692 ; 63. Maria, b. Oct. 1700 ; 

61. Mehitable, b. Mar. 18, 1694 ; 64. Bethiah, b. Sept. 1702 ; 

62. Mathew, b. Jan. 15, 1698; 65. John, b. April, 1704 ; 
[14.] 66. Solomon, b. March 1, 1706. 

10. Nathaniel Lombard m. , and had 

67. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1710. 

11. Benjamin Lombard, jr. m. Hannah Treddeway, May 23, 1711, 
and had 

68. Jonathan, b. March 29, 1712 ; d. 1712. 

69. Hannah, b. Sept. 8, 1714. 

12. Thomas Lombard m. Mary Newcome, Oct. 4, 1694, and had 

70. John, b. Jan. 5, 1694 ; 

71. Jedidiah, b. Feb. 16, 1696 ; 

72. Thomas, b. Aug. 3, 1698. 


Fourth Generation. 

13. Joshua Lombard m. Sarah Parker, Dec. 14, 1715, and had 
73. Sarah, b. Sept. 28, 1716 ; 74. Parker, b. Dec. 24, 1718. 

14. Solomon Lombard m. Sarah , and had 

75. Anna, b. Sept. 26, 1725 ; 81. Solomon, b. May 15, 1738 ; 

76. Jedidiah, b. Apr. 8, 1728 ; 82. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1740 ; 

77. Sarah, b. June 8, 1730 ; 83. Richard, b. Feb. 23, 1743-4; 

78. Hannah, b. May 11, 1732; 84. Ebenezer, b. Mch 26, 1745; 

79. Susanna, b. Aug. 5, 1734; 85. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 30, 1746; 

80. Salome, b. June 10, 1736; 86. Calvin, b. May 25, 1748. 

15. Jedidiah Lombard m. Mary , and had 

87. Joseph, b. May 1, 1717 ; 94. John, b. Aug. 4, 1727 ; 

88. Jedidiah, b. June 28, 1718 ; 95. Simeon, b. Nov. 29, 1729 ; 

89. Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1719 ; 96. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 2, 1731 ; 

90. Susanna, b. May 14,1721; 97. David, b. May 24, 1732 ; d. 

d. May 24, 1721 ; Sept. 7, 1732 ; 

91. Benj., b. Mch 23, 1722 ; 98. Joshua, b. May 13, 1733 ; 

92. Susanna, b.Apr. 30,1723; 99. Rebecca, b. Sept. 26. 1734 ; 

93. Mathew, b. Mch 28, 1725; 100. Thomas, b. March 26, 1737. 

16. Thomas Lombard m. Elizabeth Binney, of Hull, April 1721, 
and had 

101. Eliza., b. Feb. 17, 1723 ; 105. Isaac, b. Aug. 5, 1734 ; 

d. Dec. 15, 1793 ; 106. Caleb, b. Oct 20, 1736 ; 

102. Simon, b. Oct. 8, 1725 ; 107. Peter, b. March 23, 1739 ; 

103. Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1727; 108. Rebecca, b. July 6, 1741 ; 

104. Samuel, b. May 1, 1731 ; 109. Paul, b. Aug. 16, 1743. 

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1868. J Notes on the Lombard Family. 261 

[17J 110. Israel, b. April 17, 1746. 
flis wife d. June 19, 1825. 

Fifth Geneeation. 
17. Israel Lombard m. Jemima Atkins, Nov. 29, 1770, and had 

111. Binney, b. Sept. 9, 1771 ; 

112. Jemima, b. Oct. 23, 1773 ; d. Dec. 29, 1849 ; 

113. Israel, b. March 14, 1776, d. April 26, 1821 ; 

114. Elizabeth, b. July 17, 1778 ; 

115. Ruth, b. Dec. 6, 1780, d. Feb. 1847 ; 

116. Rebecca, b. Sept. 24, 1783 ; m. John Ay res, Nov. 15, 1803; 

d. Dec. 25, 1852 ; 

117. Thomas, b. Oct. 25, 1786; 

118. Sarah, b. July 13, 1789; 

119. Joseph A., b. May 10, 1792 ; d. 1799. 

The following families I cannot clearly trace to their proper places, 
but the record may be convenient for reference. 

Children of Daniel and Mary Lombard : — ^Thomas, b. May 24, 1749 ; 
Daniel, b. June 22, 1751 ; Hannah, b. June 14, 1753 ; Mary, b. Dec. 31, 

Children of Simeon and Experience Lombard : — Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 
1773 ; Hannah, b. July 2, 1777 ; Jemima, b. Feb. 17, 1782 ; Jane At- 
kins, b. Jan. 2, 1784; Richard Paine, b. Sept. 12, 1788. 

Children of Ebenezer and Bethiah Lombard : — John, b. Aug. 3, 1726 ; 
d. 1748 ; Bethiah, b. June 27, 1736. 

Children of Caleb and Thankful Rich Lombard, m. Nov. 10, 1760 :— 
— , son, b. May 20, 1761 ; Thankful Rich, b. June 16, 1763. 

Children of Ephraim and Huldah Lombard : — Ebenezer, b. Aug. 22, 
1769 ; Ephraim, b. Aug. 3, 1771 ; Huldah, b. July 14, 1774 ; Margaret 
Hopkins, b. July 3, 1776 ; Freeman, b. May 2, 1779. 

Children of Lewis and Elizabeth Lombard : — Lewis, b. Aug. 10, 1767 ; 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1771 ; James, b. May 15, 1769 ; Anna, b. Aug. 7, 
1772; Sarah, b. April 11, 1774; Jane, b. Dec. 23, 1775; Hannah, b. 
Aug. 20, 1779. 

Children of Solomon and Rebecca Lombard : — Mehitable, b. Sept. 1, 
1789 ; Hannah, b.May 18, 1791. 

Children of Simon and Ruth Lombard : — John, b. July 8, 1791 ; Solo- 
mon, b. , 1793. 

Children of Daniel and Thomasine Lombard : — Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1780 ; 
Rachel, b. June 10, 1782; Thomasine, b. June 12, 1785; Thomas, b. 
Aug. 22, 1787 ; Daniel, b. Feb. 9, 1790. 

Children of John and Bethiah Lombard : — ^John, b. Jan. 22, 1738 ; 
Experience, b. July 18, 1741 ; Hannah, b. June 16, 1747 ; Jemima, b. 
Sept. 11, 1750. 

Children of Thomas and Mary Lombard : — William, b. Jan. 25, 1700 ; 
Simon, b. Nov. 28, 1701 ; Hannah, b. Jan. 16, 1703 ; Eeziah, b. June 30, 

Children of Jedidiah and Abigail Lombard :— Ruth, b. Sept. 22, 1744. 

Children of James and Eiizal^th Lombard : — James, b. Mar. 31, 1731 ; 
Sarah, b. July 6, 1733, d. Aug. 6, 1784 ; Hannah, b. Nov. 15, 1737 ; 
Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1735 ; Lewis, b. March 17, 1740 ; Jane, b. April 
22, 1742 ; Ephraim, b. June 13, 1744 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 15, 1745^ 

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B58 Notes on the Lombard Family. [Jul]r, 

Children of John and Elizabeth Lombard :— Phebe, b. Sept 19, 1768 ; 
Jedidiah, b. Jan. 1, 1770. 

Children of Cornelius and Rebecca Lombard : — Benjamin Parker, b. 
Dec. 6, 1776 ; Aphia Freeman, b. Oct. 6, 1779. 

Children of James and Elizabeth Lombard : — ^Rachel, b. April 2, 1749 ; 
Mehitable, b. April 11, 1751. 

Children of Ephraim and Joanna Vickery Lombard, m. Feb. 27, 1746. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1746 ; Mary, b. Dec. 17, 1748 ; Joanna, b. June 11, 
1751 ; Ephraim, b. May 18, 1753 ; Susanna, b. Feb. 13, 1758 ; Salome, 
b. May 1, 1761 ; Ruth, b. Aug. 12, 1755 ; Jedidiah, b. June 1, 1763. 

Children of Simeon and Margaret Lombard : — Jedidiah, b. May 4, 1757 ; 
Hannah, b. March 12, 1759 ; Simeon, b. March 2, 1761. 

Children of Samuel and Mary Lombard : — Jerusha, b. June 1, 1752 ; 
Mary, b. Dec. 2, 1753 ; Thomas, b. Aug. 22, 1756; Samuel, b. June 1, 

James Lombard m. Thankful Dyer, March 28, 1754 — Children: — 
Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1754; Thankful, b. June 18, 1756; Abigail, b. 
Sept. 7, 1758 ; Thankful, b. Nov. 3, 1760 ; Jane, b. March 31, 1763 ; Han- 
nah, b. April 7, 1765; Mehitable, July 26, 1767 ; , b. Aug. 26, 177©. 

Children of John, jr. and Rebecca Lombard : — Nathaniel, b. Mej 23, 
1764; Bethiah, b. June 1, 1766; Rebecca, b. July 3, 1768; Barzilla, b. 
Aug. 29, 1770 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1770 ; Atkins, b. Aug. 5, 1772 ; 
Harding, b. Dec. 1774. 

Children of Ephraim and Mehitable Lombard : — Ephraim, b. Sept 9, 
1775 ; James, b. April 9, 1777 ; Mehitable, b. Oct. 7, 1778 ; Hannah, b. 
April 28, 1781 ; Nat. Knowles, b, Nov. 29, 1784. 

Children of Thomas and Mary Lombard : — Daniel, b. Sept. 20, 1776. 

Children of Timothy and Lydia Lombard :— Thankful, b. Sept 28, 
1783 ; Lydia, b. Oct. 31, 1787. 

Lewis Lombard m. Sarah Barker, Nov. 16, 1741. 

" Mary Avery, July 14, 1748. 
«« Sarah Paine, March 1, 1758. 
'' Thankful Dyer, March 28, 1754. 
'' Perez Bangs, Feb. 23, 1786. 
" Rebecca Paine, Aug. 8, 1781. 
" Thomas Hopkins, Oct. 27, 1785. 

" Rebecca Knowles, , 1786. 

«' Richard Rich, 3d, March 10, 1768. 

" Henry Atkins, Oct 24, 1768. 

" Huldah Ryder, Nov. 10, 1768. 

" Jesse Dodge, Oct 3, 1769. 

« Thomas E^er, March 25, 1771. 

" Job Avery, March 27, 1771. 

" Ephraim Rich, April 16, 1771. 

*^ Benjamin Collins, jr., Jan. 23, 1772. 

^ Zaccheus Atkins, March 12, 1772. 

" Samuel Atkins, Feb. 17, 1774. 

** Joshua Harding, April 7, 1774. 

*• Joseph Freeman of Wellfleet, Apr. 7, 1772. 

»* John Salew, July 12, 1774. 

" Mehitable Knowles, Nov. 17, 1774. 

«* NehismiiBLh Harding, March 22, 1770. 







Thankful Rich 


































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Nates on the Lombard Family* 


Ck>rneltu8 Lombard m. Rebecca Freeman, May 30, 1775. 

Sarah " " Wra. Myrick of Eastham, Jan, 4, 1777. 

Hannah " " Peter Wells, March 28, 1766. 

Simeon ^* ^ Experience Lombard, April 23, 1766. 

Bebecca « « Richard Rich, Nov. 19, 1761. 

John, jr. '* " Rebecca Smith, Dec, 3, 1761. 

Sebecca «« '« Abiah Harding of Eastham, Jan. 28, 1758. 

Hannah " « John Pike, Dec. 13, 1759. 

William " ** Mrs. Hannah Green, Jan. 22, 1761. 

Joba " ^ Rebecca Varril, Feb. 10, 1763. 

Lowis " «' Hannah Paine, April 9, 1761. 

Jedidiah «' «' Mary White, Sept. 25, 1717. 

Elizabeth " « George Pike, , 1768. 

John " « Bethiah Harding, , 1787 . 

Hannah ** " Jonathan Paine, jr., , 1740. 

Ebenezef " " Bethiah Mayo, , 1727. 

Jaii« ^ ^ Thatcher Rich, April 19, 1764. 

Bethiah '' ^ James Webb, Oct 4, 1764. 

Lewiflt jn '' '' Elizabeth Pike, March 27, 176& 

Bebecca «^ «« David Smith, April 9, 1767. 

Jedidiah ^ '' Sarah Snow, , 1792. 

Simoii ^ «' Ruth Knowles, Nov. 26, 1789. 

Elizabeth •^ '' Isaiah Paine, Dec. 22, 1789. 

Samb '^ '' Zaccheus Knowles, ^, 1791. 

Huldah '' '' Ambrose Snow, — -^, 1791. 

Timothy ^ ^ Annie Rich, — r-, 1791. 

James <^ ^ Hannah Snow, , 1792. 

Ebemaei "^ '' Mary Lewis Paipe, , 1792. ^ 

Anoie^ ** " Jeremiah Grose, -^-rr-, 1792./%^" 

Aana «^ «« Joshua Paine, Sept. 4, 1789. 

Simon '» ^ Ruth Knowles, April 18, 1789. 

Elizabeth »« '« Isaiah Paine, Nov. 16, 1789. 

Sebeooa '' "^ Saml Hinckley of Bowdoin, Sept. 16, 1790. 

Elizabeth ^^ ^ Samuel Dickerman Munson, Dec. 4, 1788. 

Aon^ ^^ ^« Joshua Paine, Nov. 5, 1782. 

Bbeneyer ^ '' Bethiah Mayo, June 15, 1727. 

8ai»h »^ ^ Richard Ck>llin8, Jan. 25, 1788. 

WiiUam '' '^ Mary Gaines, Aug. 3, 1721. 

Daniel ^ '' Thomasine Cobb, April 15, 1779. 

Susanna «' ^ Najthaniel Snow, March 29, 1781. 

Salome «« '' Obadiah Rich, Jan. 22, 17SL 

Jedidiah » d. Sept. 12, 1739. 

Mra. Haqnali ^ '* April 25, 1743. 

Rbmaxkablb Lonobtitt.— Mrs^ Anna Pope, widow of the faile Bev^ 
Joseph Pope, of Spencer, Bfass., and mother or the late Joseph Pope, Esq., 
of Portland, is said to be the oldest white inhabitant in the Conimopweallh 
of Massnnhiwettn. She was otte humdred and ikr^e yMr« old on the 16di 
day of the present month, and is still in the enjoyment of good healll^ 
ma makse it her home widi her son, William Fooe, Esq., orSpenoeiii-— ^ 

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254 Narrative of Col. John Allan. [July, 


To THS Editok ot the Nbw Evo. Hi0t. akd Gbn. Rbo. : — 

I send you for pablicadon in the Register, the following extracts from an onfinished 
manoscript, written toward the close of the last century, bj Col. John Allan, who, dux^ 
ing the war of the Rerolation, was an agent of the American goTerament among the 
Eastern tribes of Indians. All of whom (both agent and Indians) rendered impoitaiit 
seryioe to the country in the times " that tried men's sonls." 

DennysvOU, Dec. \, 1857. Pbtbb E. Yosb. 

Afler a geographical description of the country inhabited by the Ekistem 
tribes of Indians, and an account of the facilities for comtnuoicatioa with 
each other, the writer says, — 

I shall now attempt briefly to notice the different transactions and 
Opperations, with the Indians from the commencement of the revolution, 
which have come within my knowledge — ^before my leaving Nova Scotia 
in 1776 It was suggested by some persons in Government to encourage 
the Indians to take an active part against the United States, as a check 
upon the Inhabitants of the Province, (a great proportion of whom were 
attached to the Interest of America) and to aid and Influence the Indians 
more Westward to harass and disturb the Eastern settlements of Massa- 
chusetts so as to annex those parts to that Colony. In consequence of 
this I despatched couriers to the different Villages thro* the Mickmack 
country. And previous to my departure, met a large body ; among thena 
were deputies from St. John and other parts adjacent. A long and tedious 
conference took place, and a satisfactory explanation given of the dispute 
between America and Britain. It was concluded by a lengthy speech 
from them and a solemn declaration made, that if from situation and dis- 
tance they could not assist, they would not injure or molest the Americans. 
A chief from Merrimachi spoke for the whole, — ^they were all as one, — 
no distinction made between the different tribes. Being compelled to 
leave that country suddenly, the business was soon communicated to the 
Council at Boston. 

Mr. Bowdoin, then President, entered very minutely into particulars, 
and pressed my departure to the southward. Oeneral Washington ap- 
proved of the proceedings and desired me to lay it immediately before 
Congress, that steps might be taken to retain their friendship. As the 
nature and extent of the business was fully understood by the several ofli- 
cial departments, to whom it was communicated, the Agency, appointed 
for this purpose, comprehended the whole, Eastward and Northward of 
Connecticut River, — making no exceptions in what nation or country the 
Indians resorted. 

Previous to my appointment there were several negociations, by order 
of the Massachusetts and Genl Washington. Letters and speeches are 
now to be seen among the Indians,— -great encouragements and promises 
made them. 

In May 1777 I arrived on the river St. John ; where a number were 
collected — ^the business was communicated and myself accepted as an 
agent. We soon had a general meeting composed of deputies from dif- 
ferent parts, including the whole tribes of St. Johns and Passamaquaddy. 
It was agreed and concluded, that Peace and Friendship be now established 
permanent and Lasting, between the United States and the several Tribes, 
that such of them as were in the proximity of the States, should immedi- 
ately withdraw and assist in the defence of the country, which lay within 

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the jurisdiction of the United States, — ^that any individual belonging to 
those tribes whose situation would not permit publicly to take an active 
part, were admit'd to join with those who did — ^that those employed should 
be supported during their service and the widows and children of those 
who died in the time, to be taken care of Hill otherways provided for. 
That they should be forever viewed as brothers and children under the . 
Protection and Fatherly care of the United States and enjoy every right 
and privilege according to the difference of situation, in proportion with 
others. They should enjoy the free exercise of religion, agreeable to 
their profession, a clergyman of that denomination be furnished, and a 
suitable residence be provided for him, on which a place of Worship was 
to be erected. They were to have an exclusive right to the beaver hunt, 
or if not consistent with the rights of others, necessary steps were to be 
taken, as to prevent a destruction of the dams and other enormities, com- 
mitted by the white hunters, by which conduct a great diminution of that 
ancient and profitable support has been the consequence — that in times of 
difficulty and distress, or by any unforeseen calamity those who live within 
the territory of the United States, should be furnished with ammunition for 
Fowling, dec. in proportion as dieir necessitys required, — that trade was 
to be so regulated as to prevent impositions, — ^that an agent should con- 
stantly reside as near them as possible, to whom they might apply for 
redress: to assist in the transacting of business among the inhabitants and 
such other necessary matters as their situation required. 

These were the principal objects at this time ; but in the course of the 
war the Indians of St. Johns and Passamaquaddy, resigned to the United 
States, their particular claim to lands known to be within their haunts, on 
condition that the United States would confirm to them the ancient spots 
of ground which they have hitherto occupied, and a suitable tract for the 
use of all Indians, which might have occasion to resort there. 

How far these people have complied with their engagements our present 
possessions eastward of Penobscot might be a sufficient proof, a»it is ac- 
knowledged by all acquainted with that country, that their assistance was 
a principal support in its defence ; but in justice to them I would take the 
Liberty to mention a circumstance among many others, which must evince 
the zeal by which they were actuated. Some time after my arrival in 
St. Johns, Lieu^. Gov' Francklin, British Super Intendent arrived with a 
strong Land and Sea Force furnished with every requisite to allure the 
Indians. Our quarters were within eight miles ; only two white persons 
remained with me. Conferences every day alternately on both sides — and 
aAer using every stratagem and art to gain them and make me a prisoner, 
they (the Indians) in a body of 128 canoes, containing near five hundred 
men, women and children, left the River with me at the end of Ten days, 
only a few Families remaining to keep up a claim and give intelligence. 
There was not more than a weeks provisions for the whole. They left 
their little plantations well improved, and a good prospect ; with a great 
part of their clothing ; After 28 days Journey I arrived at Machlas, suffer- 
ing many hardships and difficulties by excessive heats and the lowness of 
the streams ; which greatly obstructed the Canoes. 

Their zeal and attention during the war, from the attempt made by 
the British under Sir Geo. Collier, is so well known in that country that it 
needs no comment. Their uniform conduct both in respect of humanity, 
as submitting with patience under every difficulty was not inferior to the 
most diBcipiined troops, and even when imposed on at a time of intozica- 

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tioa and fleeced of the little they had, they alwayt sat down cooleoted and 
resigned without the appeataoce of resentment or malice. 

At the close of the war, a circumstantial account of the whole pro* 
ceedings was laid before the Government of Massachusetts and Congress 
and approved of by them. As the Constitution invested the latter with 
the management of Indian affairs, they of course fixed the agency on a 
peace establishment, and comprehended, as before, the whole tribes east- 
ward of Connecticut river : the appointment took place in June, 1783. In 
September it was communicated to the Indians, in the several parts, who 
signified their satisfaction. The treaty of 1777 was then connrroed and 
an arrangement for Future Conduct. The Indians at this time endeaYored 
to prevent the English from making a settlement at St Andrews, and did 
actually seize some persons, who attempted to survey the Lands. In 
jfanuary 1784 it was sugf;ested to Congress from the Massachosetts that 
such an appointment was improper. (The plan adopted would have pie- 
vented much trouble and expense and given security to the country.) 
Consequently as no steps were taken to controvert it, the Agency was 
dissolved in March following. From that time it does not appear, that any 
notice has beenj taken of them (the Indians) to the Eastward of Penob- 

The Indians notwithstanding the treatment and neglect continued some- 
time in the vicinity of Passamaquoddy expecting when the hurry and gob- 
fusion arising from the war were subsidad, notice would be taken of them, 
but nothing encouraging coming to view, they began to withdraw in small 
bodies, to their former settlements destitute of necessarys to subsist, moA 
of friends to protect them. In this Indigent state those of St. John suf« 
fered much and they felt the resentment of the Loyalist for their attach- 
ment and assistance to the United States. For near two years wanderii^ 
about from Place to Place— disquieted and unsettled, they at lengUi began 
again to embody, and consult more generally respecting their situation. 
Still attached to this country, they repeatedly applyM to me, for a settle- 
ment, and to procure a clergyman, if nothing else could be done. I 
evaidM the business — they continued their solicitations. I finally gave 
them for answer, it was not in my power, and recommended to mdce ap- 
plication themselves to th0 head of Government, but in January 1791 a 
message came from the several Villages on St. Johns, and repeated their 
den^ands, l^ld delivered it in such a niann(sr,a8aUarmed me, conaeouently 
I consented to meet and consult with them, (this nu^ be thought Tinaad- 
f)y, but it is a maxim with me, never to live near Indians, exfcept in a 
staie of defence, without a certainty of their Friendship either in Peace or 
Wa|r) At a large Council it was agreed, among other things, to address 
the ^ishpp of Baltimore, praying to te considered as brothers and children 
of the United 9t|9ies, and to take them under bis care as their Spiritual 
Father and sequestipg a Clergymi^if to neside aJOQpog tl^en. — that ^ ad- 
dress be presented to thf9 Greneral Court of Massachusetts, to lay out a 
suitably Settlement as ^, resort for themselves, and a residenc9 for the 
Priest, the former of the«e were answered to their sanguine expectations 
and the clergyman arrived among them in October 179S — ^ m^n who 
appeared well qualified for the mission. In Bii^ch 1793 a Speech was 
presented tp thfs Genera^ Coi^rt and Copjaisfionerp wece i|ppou^|ed, who 
0^^ the Indians in October followi^i^ b|}t thei^ power ^a^. ao L|nited, 
thi&t AO satiaiactpry agieement coiyld b^ S)a4e. ^f Th|S m^a at ^ tine 
9ppeare4 f^TY tWughtftdl and anjOoqs ^qf, f^ bi$|iii^ w4 ^ ¥f^ 
ceedings rather opperated to our disadvantage. 

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186a] AHciMt Family Record. 2ST 

" In November the Indians sent for me to attend. I was with them 
^ve days, in which time we had several pubhc and private conferences. 
Afler recapitulating their Treaties and promises made them, — their con- 
duct during the war, their sufferings, &c., — and they demanded a fullfill- 
ment of their Promises, particular Lands for settlement, which, if refused, 
they should view themselves free from all engagements, and be at liberty 
to treat and accept of any Proposals made to them by any other Power, 
and in future to pursue in their own way what they thought consistent 
with their right and interest ; but would wait to the beginning of February 
to know what would be done for them in Boston. 

" A report prevailed this summer that the British were endeavoring to 
draw the Indians into New Brunswick ; and in November, when at the 
village, I received authentic advice and information of the particulars. 

" The British in those parts found it necessary to bring the Indians 
over for the defence of the Country, as the Marching Troops were ordered 
off to assist against the French ; also, should any rupture take place with 
this Country, to secure their interest betimes. For this purpose prepara- 
tions have been making since August last, supply^s of all kinds have been 
laid in, and many things distributed among them. Several letters have 
been sent the Priest, promising every attention and a satisfactory compen- 
sation. During my visit a letter was received, and a vessel detained some 
days at St. Andrews for him. I remonstrated against his going ; he prom- 
ised not, as long as he could retain any Indians and procure subsistance, 
as he had suffered hitherto ; but in April it appears that himself and the 
residue of the Indians had removed to St. Johns, a few straggling ones ex- 
cepted. This is the true state and situation of the Indians in that country. . . 

**^ If the foregoing statement be confided in and intelligible, it may be 
seen that there is no distinction to be made, but if there was, the Passa- 
maquoddy Tribe comparatively have the least claim, both as to numbers 
and attention in time of difficulty, and in the Late Transaction there were 
five others to one of them." 

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Balbm, Feb. 11, 1858. 
Samitbl G. IhiAKB, Esq. 

Dear Sir, — In an old Bible (which has recently come into my possession) of the year 
1601, "Imprinted at London bv Robert Barker Frinter to the Qaeenes most excelleat 
Majeetie," I find the annexed family record, which I have copied and send, that yoti 
may, H yon think best, publish it in the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register. 

Yottrs very truly, Ika J. Patoh. 

« Mem. 
^ John Raisbeck of the Parish of Basildon and Mary Haines of the 
Parish of Bradfield were married at Basildon Nov' 20^ 1759." 

^ John the Son of John Raisheck and Mary his wife was baptized March 
&^ 1761. (S* Lawrence Wooton, near Basingstoke, Hants." 

** Maty the wife of the ^ John Raisheck died — after a lingering Illness 
June 28 1762. ^t 26. and was buried at St. L. Wooton." 

*• J6htt Bia?sbeck Recior of Dymchurch in Kent, and Sarah Bradley of 
th^ Parish of Northington, \i^ere married at Northington, Hants, May 20th 
176*. Sarah the Wife of John Raisheck died July 4^ 1778,— and was 
buri<&d in the Chancel at Dimchuich." 

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258 Descendants of Peter Hill of York Co., Me. [July, 


With some Incidents relating to the French and Indian WarSy — gleaned 
from old Manuscripts of the time. 

[Bt Ubhbb Pabsons.] 
[Continaed from page 145.] 

The number of soldiers in the garrison at Fort Mary, in February, 
1699, was sixteen, including officers, viz., Capt. John Hill, Lt. Joseph, 
his brother. Corporal Ebenezer Hill, do., Pendleton Fletcher, nephew of 
the Hills, Thomas Harvey, Samuel Smith, Edmund Leverett, John 
Crocker, Benj. Mayers, Humphrey Deering, Shubael Henning, John 
Sweeting, Henry Taylor, David Jones, Mark Round and Jeflfry Iklercy, 
two thirds of whom, exclusive of officers, could not write their names, 
as appears by the pay roll. 

The following letters are worthy of preservation, as illustrative of the 
history of the times. 

In August, 1699, the Earl of Bellamont writes to Capt. Hill : — 

" His majesty's council of this province and I have agreed that it will 
be for his majesty's service, that you do with all possible speed give no- 
tice to the Sagamores of the Eastern Indians, that they come hither to 
Portsmouth, N. H. to make their submission, and give such assurance of 
their fidelity and allegiance to his majesty as shall be required of them, 
and that they be herewith on the 10th of this present month of August. 
I desire therefore you will not fail to dispatch messengers to the said 
Sagamores accordingly. 

I am your friend*and serv't, 

'^ I desire you will employ some people Bellamont.'* 

to collect some Balm of Gilead, and I will 
reward their pains that gather it, and be 
thankful to you." 

Again, Oct. 19, 1699, the Governor writes : — 

*^ Captain Hill, — I hope you will not fail to be extremely secret in the 
business I now commit to you ; if B radish and Wetherby, the two pirates 
that escaped out of the jail of this town, be not taken and brought back 
by the last day of this month, I desire you will then send this inclosed 
letter of mine to the French Jesuit or Frier, that is with the Indians, at a 
fort called Norocomecock, and that by some very trusty Indian, to whom 
you must give a double reward, and charge him to deliver my letter to 
the Friar privately, that nobody may see him deliver it, if he can. If 
you manage this matter prudently, I doubt not but Bradish and his com- 
panion will be retaken and brought back, and your chief care must be to 
keep it secret that I have written to the Friar, wherein you will oUige 
Your friend and servant, 

[Copy of the letter.] 

de Boston, de 19 TOctobre, 1699. 
Monsieur, — L'on me donn^ avis aujourdui que deux Pyrates Anglab 
xiominez Bradish et Wetherby qui se sent eschappez hors de la prison de 
cette ville il y a plus de trois mois, se sont retirez au Chateau des Indiens 

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appella Noroeomecock ou vous tenez yostre residence a present. Je ne 
crois pas que vous pretendiez garentir in couvrier deux Sielerats de la 
main de la justice, et sivous piquez d^eu faire de bous Catholiques Ro- 
mans je suis seur que vous vous y tromperez comme Jesuis persuade que 
des gens comme ces deux liqui sont capables de i'iraterie (que jestime 
le dernier des crimes) se rendroient de main ou Juifs ou Mahometains, 
pourveu quils peussent se sauver la vie. Vous vous ferez done plus 
d'honneur et eu mene temps plus de service au bon dieu, enfaisent re- 
noyer ces deux Sielarets in a Boston a fin quils recoivent la chatiment 
qui leur es du. Je donneray deux cent escus de Bradish, et cent escus 
de Wetherby, a celui qui me les rameneront, et de plus j paesay les frais 
du voyage. J^ose dire que Monsieur de Calliere Gouveneur de Canada 
vous feza ses remerciments du service que vous jerez au public en 
m'accordant la grace on plutost la justice que je vous demande pent estre 
aussi pourray. Je trouver Poccasion de vous en rendre une pareille, 
quand je ne manqueray pas de vous marquer que je feray 

A Monsieur Votre tres humble serviteur 

le Pere Missionaire Bellamont. 



Boston, 19th October, 1699. 
Monsieur, — I am informed to-day that two English pirates, named 
Bradish and Wetherby, who escaped from the prison in this town more 
than three months ago, have taken refuge in the Indian post called Noro- 
eomecock, where you now reside. I do not believe that you intend to 
screen two criminals from the hand of justice ; and if you please yourself 
with the hope of making them good Roman Catholics, I am sure that you 
will be deceived, for I am persuaded that such fellows as these, who are 
capable of piracy (which I consider the worst of crimes), would turn 
Jews or Mohammedans on the spot if they could save their lives by it. 
You will then do more credit to yourself, and a better service to the good 
God, by sending back these two criminals to Boston, that they may re- 
ceive the punishment due to them. I will give two hundred crowns for 
Bradish, and a hundred crowns for Wetherby, to any one who will bring 
them back, and will pay the expenses of the journey in addition. I have 
DO doubt that M. de Calliere, the Governor of Canada, will thank you for 
the service you will do to the public by granting me the favor, or rather 
the justice, which I ask. Perhaps, moreover, I shall find an opportunity 
to make a like return, when I shall not fail to testify that 

I am. Sir, 
To Monsieur Your very humble servant, 

the Missionary Father, Bellamont. 


Secretary Addington to Captain Hill : — 

" Boston, Feb. 8, 1699. 

ii Sir, — 1 am commanded by his Excellency to acquaint you that by 
letters from Governor Winthrop of Connecticut and a narrative given Uy 
him by Owoneco, Sachem of the Mohegans, the Indians have been abused- 
by a malicious and lying report insinuated to them, that the king of Eng- 
land is sending over forces to cut off and extirpate them, which has 
inatigaled them to enter into a combination against the English, and ta 

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860 Descmdant9 of Peier HiU «/ Ywrk Co., Me. [July, 

■end presents one to another to engage them thereto. And it la said 
•ome of the new Roxbuiy Indians are drawn off and gone eastward. It 
is thought necessary that you be advised hereof, that as you have oppor- 
tunity you may endeavor to undeceive the Indians and to give them to 
understand there is nothing in said report, but that they stand in good 
terms with the king's government whilst they continue peaceably and 
orderly, and may expect protection from them. So it will be prudent 
to us to use all vigilance and circumspection, to observe their motions and 
behaviour, and to endeavor the preventing of their taking advantage by 
any surprise which you are directed to take care of at the garrison under 
your command, and to avoid all occasions of giving them any provo- 
cation. You are not ignorant of their insults and falseness ; wherefore 
they are to be the more strictly observed and watched over. My lord 
has received letters from Albany dated the first of this month which 
iidvise him that all things are well there. 

Your friend and humble ser^ 

Isaac Addington, Secretary.*' 

Subjoined is the following : — 

" Capt. Hill, Sir, — I made bold to open your letter because there came 
^ report that the Mohegan Indians intend to fall on the English forthwith, 
"but since I looked into it I hope there is no great danger as yet. The 
Good Lord fit us for his own will. 

Your brother, Joseph HilU 

J'eb. 21, at sunset, 1699.'* 

From I. Addington : — 

" Boston, Nov. 28th, 1699. 

^ Capt. Hill, — I am commanded by his Excellency and Council to 
signify unto you that upon information given them by Capt. Sylvanus 
Davis, lately come from Casco Bay (Portland), of a considerable number 
-of Indians gathered together in those parts, in expectation of receiving 
some supply for trade, and that they had brought with them stores of 
peltry for that purpose; the Governor and Council have theteupon thought 
lit to order a vessel with suitable goods, provisions, &c. to be forthwith 
dispatched into those parts for the supplying of and trading with the said 
Indians ; of which you are to forward the speedy notice unto the said 
Indians by some prudent person belonging unto the garrison under your 
'Command, to the intent the said Indians may not draw off in disgust, look- 
ing at themselves to be neglected by the government. 
I am Sir your your obed* ser* 

Isaac Addington, Secretarjr. 

Another :— 

«' Boston, Maopch 12, 1699. 
Capt. Hill, Sir, — I am commanded by his Excellency and Council to 
acquaint you by several credible informations from divers parts they are 
persuaded to believe that the Indians of Pennicooke dec. are forming a 
-devilish design of raising a new war upon the English and that they are 
hasteniing to begin to put it in execution, possibly in the moenltght nights 
DOW drawing on, and to direct that you forthwith put all thii^ ill goo4 
*order within the garriaoo under your command, and be very eavsful of 
keeping good watches and lookouts, and observant of the behaviour aadl 
-carriage, of the Indians, etpecialiy of those that resort uMs jom fm* th» 

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1858.] Descendants qf P^er HiU of York Co., Me. 261 

account of trade, that they gain no advantage for the perpetrating of any 
mischief or surprise, withal avoiding the giving them any just provocation 
or beginning a quarrel with them. You are not unacquainted with their 
stratagems, and it is believed your prudence will direct you to do what 
$hall be necessary for the safety of yourself and those under your com- 
mand and the public peace. 

I am with respects yf hum« sei* 

I. Addington, Secy. 

In November, 1699, Capt. Hill, having served through the war — over 
ten years — resolved to resign his commission and retire to private life. 
The Governor, in compliance with his request, granted him permission 
** to visit Boston to adjust his accounts," and in the following April re- 
ceived his resignation. 

By his Excellency the Earl of Bellamont, 
*• Whereas, upon your request to be discharged from his majesty ^8 
service, I have thought fit to appoint and commissionate George Turfrey 
Esq. gent, to be captain of his majesty'^ Fort Mary, at present under 
your command. 

You are therefore hereby ordered, upon receipt hereof (which I send 
by 8^ Captain Turfrey) to surrender and deliver up to his the said Tur- 
frey's charge and command the said Fort Mary, and all the guns, artillery, 
ammunition, stores, provisions and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and 
the soldiers now posted in garrison there : as also to deliver unto his custody 
all such Goods and Effects remaining unsold in your hands of what was 
committed to you for trade with the Indians. Taking the said Turfrey^s 
recetpt for what you shall deliver to him. Hereof fail not, For which 
this shall be your sufficient warrant. And you are upon receipt hereof 
accordingly discharged from his majesty^s service. 

Given under my hand at Boston the eighth day of April 1700, and in 
the 12th year of his majesty ^s reign. 

To Capt. John Hill 
Commander of his Majesty's 
Fort Mary at Saco. 

Capt. John Hill removed from Saco to Berwick, and built a house a 
quarter of a mile west of Great Works' falls. His brother-in-law, Icha- 
bod Plaisted, resided between him and the falls. Mr. Hill followed the 
occupation of a planter, and owned mills. He was succeeded by his son, 
Hon. Judge Hill, who, af\er his father's death, built the house opposite 
the old residence, which is now occupied by his great-grandson. Captain 
Benjamin Gerrish. 

The children of Captain John were — 

1. Hon. John Hill, just mentioned, who, as will presently appear, 
became a judge, representative and senator in the legislature, major and 

councillor. He was born March 2, 1703; married Eliza , who died 

Jan. 2, 1763. His second wife was the widow of Rev. John Blunt, and 
daughter of Hon. John Frost, the son of Major Charles Frost, who was 
killed by the Indians. [See Frost's life, in Genealogical Journal, 1849.] 

2. Abigail^ born Dec. 15, 1706. 

8. Elisha^ born Feb. 3, 1709, and died June 1, 1764, aged 54. He 
had a son Elisha, who died Aug. 6, 1785, aged 68. 
4. Eunice^ born Nov. 1, 1712, who died single, 1737. 

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262 Descendant of Peter Hill of York Co.j Me. [July, 

The children of Judge John Hill and Eliza were — 
I. Abigail, born July 31, 1729. She m. Thomas Wallingford. Their 
children were Thomas, who m. Hannah Lyman of York ; John, who m. 
a March ; Margaret, who m. a Tate ; Mary, who m. Gren. Ichabod Good- 
win ; Elizabeth, who m. Capt. Ebenezer Ricker ; Abigail, who m. Dr. 
Jacob Kittredge, and Andrew, who died young. 

II. John, born Feb. 25, 1730, died July 14, 1737. 

III. and IV. Margaret and Eliza (twins), born July 22, 1733. Mar- 
garet and her brother John died of throat distemper, 1737. EHtm, the 
other twin, m. Capt. Ben. Gerrish, son of Timothy. They had four chil- 
dren, viz : 1. Nathaniel, b. June 2, 1754> died single. 2. Elixaheih, 
b. June 24, 1756, m. Capt. John Furness, and had three children, viz : 
Thomas, who died in Algiers a prisoner; Betsy, who m. Capt. Eliot 
Raynes of York, and the third died in infancy. Mrs. Furness afterwards 
m. Nathaniel Raynes of York. 3. Benjamin, b. July 23, 1758. He m. 
Miriam Rait Ferguson, commanded a vessel, and died in Havana in 1792, 
aged 33. His widow died in 1835, aged 72. They \e(i two children — 
Betsey, who died in 1835 unmarried, and Capt. Benjamin Gerrish, who 
m. Abigail, daughter of Col. Daniel Lewis of Alfred. The captain resides 
in the house of his great-grandfather. Judge Hill, S. Berwick. 4. Mary, 
who m. Richard Lord, and had nine children, viz : Benjamin, Eunice, 
Betsey, Sabina, Sophia, Prudence, Abigail, Mary and Caroline. 

V. Charles, the fifth child of Judge Hill, born Aug. 15, 1734. He 
resided many years with his father. Judge Hill, at Great Works. Being 
unsuccessful in lumber trade, he removed to (Conway, N. H. In his later 
years he lived with his sons in Fryburg, Lyman, and elsewhere. He died 
at Meredith, N. H. in 1819, aged 85. He was a justice of the peace, a 
man of great conversational power, and deeply imbued with religious 
feeling. He m. Sarah Prentiss of Cambridge, who died in April, 1802. 
She was the mother of fourteen children, viz : 1. John ; 2. Sarah ; 3. Sarah, 
2d; 4. Charles; 5. Henry; 6. Sarah, 3d; 7. Elizabeth; 8. Leavitt; 
9. Thomas ; 10. George ; 11. John, 2d ; 12. Amos A. ; 13. Thomas P. ; 
14. Mary. Five of these died in infancy. Charles died in July, 1819, 
at Lyman, aged 57 ; Henry in 1804, aged 40. Sarah, 3d, m. Moses 
Yeaton, a farmer in Berwick. Elizabeth in. Elijah Clemmens, and had, 
Leavitt, born 1770 ; George, born March 7, 1774 ; Amos Adams, born 
Feb. 22, 1778; Thomas P., born May 13, 1781, a physician in Hanover, 
N. H. Mary m. John Evans, a farmer in Fryburg. 

Charles Hill, the son of Charles and grandson of Hon. John, had four 
wives. By the first (Martha Day) he had one son, named Charles, born 
in 1788, and settled in Lyman. By the second wife no children. By the 
third he had eight children, viz : Martha, m. J. W. Roberts, Lyman ; 
John, a printer, died in Louisiana in 1819 ; Deborah, m. Solomon Drown, 
Lyman ; Abigail, died March, 1812; Leavitt, resides at Sacarappa, Me.; 
Sarah P., m. Seth Whittcn, Kennebunkport ; Simon, died in 1833; Amos 
A., a mechanic, Dorchester. By the fourth wife he had Henry Hill, a 
farmer in York, Me. ; Samuel P., merchant, Charlestown ; Lucy, died in 
1816, an infant 

Henry Hill, son of Charle^^ and grandson of Hon. John, had six chil- 
dren, viz : Sarah, Henry, Hypsebath, Elizabeth, Amos A. and Thomas P. 

Sarah Hill, 3d, daughter of Charles Hill, the son of Hon. John Hill, 
married Moses Yeaton, and had eleven children, viz : Lucy, Alice, Cyrus, 
Mahalah, Mary, Elizabeth, Susan C, Caroline S., Leavitt H., Sarah P. 
and Moses. ^ j 

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Leavitt Hill, son of Charles and grandson of Hon. John, m. Miss Rus- 
sell, and had eight children, viz : Sarah, John, Abigail, Eunice, Thomas, 
Mary, Leavitt and Charles. 

George Hill, son of Charles Hill, great grandson of Hon. John, mar- 
ried Penhope Parker, and had eight children, viz : Mary, Caleb m. and 
settled in Dorchester, Samuel in South Carolina, Naomi, Sally, Joshua, 
Betsy and James. 

Thomas P. Hill, son of Charles Hill, born May 23, 1781 ; married, 

1818, Sophia of Conway, by whom he had one child, born Oct. 

1819. He was married the second time to Mrs. Phebe C. Marsh of 
Bath, Me. 

Mary Hill, daughter of Charles Hill, the son of Hon. John, born 1785, 
married John Evans of Fryburg, Me. 1804, and had ten children, viz : 
Henry H., Thomas S., John, Charles, Amos, James O., Prentiss H., 
Sarah E., Stephen and George. 

Hon. John Hill, son of Capt. John who commanded at Saco, was born, 
as before stated, in 1703, and married Eliza . He was commis- 
sioned as ensign in 1727 by Gov. Dummer, and in 1729 as lieutenant ; as 
first lieutenant by Burnet in 1729; as captain by Belcher; again as 
captain in 1744 by William Shirley, and in 1754 as major by Shirley. 

He was elected to the house and senate of the legislature of Massa- 
chusetts, and was a member of the governor's council from 1755 to 1771. 
He was appointed a justice of the peace, and associate justice of the court 
of common pleas, and chief justice of the same, also judge of probate for 
a brief period. 

He was distantly related to, and an intimate friend of Sir William 
Pepperrell, who reposed every confidence in him, and made him the 
depositary of his will for many years before his decease. When ap- 
pointed judge of the court. Sir William notifies him from Kittery point 
by letter, thus : — 

^* Hon. Sir, — If you will come next Saturday and take a fish dinner 
with me, I will deliver you your commission for one of the judges, and 
do what I can to qualify you, not pretending to add anything to your 
qualifications, but to assist in administering the oaths. 

With the best respects to our reverend and worthy friends, Mr. Wise 
and lady, 

Your sincere friend and servant, 

Wm. Pepperrell." 

Major Hill performed a vast amount of business as justice of the peace. 
He oAen received orders from Pepperrell respecting the training of his 
company. One of them, dated Sept. 18, 1746, soon aAer Sir William's 
return from Louisburg, reads thus : — 

^^ Sir, — ^There is a talk of a French fleet being on our coast ; if so you 
may depend there will be an army of French and Indians upon our backs. 
Pray be careful and direct all the captains in Berwick to see that all the 
men are provided arms and ammunition, and let there be a good watch 
kept in your town and be much upon your guard. 

Your affectionate friend, 

Wm. Pepperrell.'* 

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364 Descendants of Peier Hill of York Co.^ Me. [Ji«dy, 

One from Governor Shirley, dated July 12, 1745, says : — 

" This comes to give you intelligence that the French Indians have 
already broke out in the western part, and have killed two of our men 
and scalped them. This intelligence you must send to all the exposed 
places near you, that so all persons may be upon their guard to prevent 
a surprise. I am not without hope that when the Eastern Indians find 
that we have succeeded at Louisburg, they will not be forward to break 
with us. 

Your friend and servant, W. S." 

When Sir William's son-in-law, Sparhawk, was compelled, by the 

Pressure of the times in 1756, to go into bankruptcy, he entreated Major 
[ill with great earnestness to act as one of the commissioners to settle 
the estate, which he accordingly did, and in the following year he attended 
the baronet's funeral as pall bearer. He died March 2, 1772, aged 09. 

Major Hill seems to have been a man of stern integrity and of exten- 
sive influence and usefulness. He was deeply interested in religion, and 
a leading man in the church and in high public stations. 

The other children of Hon. Judge Hill were — 
VI. A child, stillborn. 

VII. Eunice^ bom April 19, 1739, married Capt. George March of 
Stratham. Their children were, Elizabeth, who married John Walling- 
ford of Berwick ; Eleanor, who married Dr. Fogg of Deerfield ; Eluaice, 
who married James Haggens of Berwick ; John and Patty, who died un- 
VIII. and IX. A son and daughter, stillborn. 
X. Mary^ bom Dec. 6, 1748, died April 14, 1754, of throat distemper. 

EusHA Hill, brother of the judge, left one son and perhaps more. 
This son, named Elisha, resided at Great Works near his father and 
grandfather, Capt. John. He had twelve children who followed him to 
his grave — six sons and six daughters. Of the sons, except John the 
oldest, we have no account. Their names were John, Elisha, Jeremiah, 
Samuel, Ichabod and James. The daughters m. Deacon Dominicas 
Groodwin, a Mr. Morrill, a Mr. Ladd and afterwards Rev. Dr. Buck- 
minster, a Mr. Cutts of Saco, a Mr. Fernald in or near Saco, a Mr. Wid- 
den of Portsmouth, and a Mr. Taylor of Canada. 

Deacon John Hill, the eldest son of Elisha, Jr. above mentioned, was 
a justice of the peace and member of the legislature, and died in 1810, 
leaving three or four children. He was much respected for his useful 
and exemplary life. 

The foregoing account of the Hills was gathered chiefly from maau- 
Bcripts found in an old chest in the garret of Capt. Gerrish in S. Berwick, 
where they had been nailed up seventy years. All the commissions held 
by the Hills, both civil and military, were among them, and forty letters 
from Sir William Pepperrell, some of which were used in writing his life. 
I have also gathered some important facts from Folsom^s history of Saco. 

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Mb. Sditoii: 

Dear Sir, — I hand yon herewith a number of nnconnected memoranda, some refening 
to subjects already discussed in the Register, and others Ru^sesting new topics of a 
similar nature, none of them being sufficiently long to form a distinct paper. 

W. H. W. 

Your success io examining J. Boyse's correspondence with Balph 
Tboresby (see January No., 1858) has led xne to examine the book in 
relation to the Rayners. 

I find that, in 1677, Thoresby lived at London with Mr. Dickinson, 
whose wife^s sister was Mrs. Madox, mother of the antiquary. This I 
presume to be the John Dickinson, Jr., of the Lane Papers. 

Oct. 22, 16^0, he went to " Brotherton and visited old Mrs. Rayner, 
being my great grandfather's father's third wife, now a great age, having 
lived to see many of her grandchildren's grandchildren." 

Feb. 28, 1682. " Most of the day spent in company at the marriage 
of Mrs. Mary Sykes with Mr. Thojrnas Rayner. This was the elder sister 
of Thoresby's wife, whom he married Feb. 25, 1685." 

May 9, 1695. ^' Rode with relations to Ledsham, to the funeral of 
my brother Rayner's father, an excellent person." 

How to explain this Mrs. Rayner being his great great grandmother 
is difficult. He was son of John and Mary (Idle), grandson of John and 
Grace (Cloudesly), great grandson of George and Isabel Curtis, and 
great great grandson of Ralph Thoresby, whose wife's name is not given 
in the Dueatus Leodonensis. His mother's pedigree is also untraced 

His brother-in-law, Thomas Rayner, was of Beghall, and had issue : 
John, Thomas, Joshua, Elizabeth, Mary, and Sarah. 

About 1695 he commenced to write the life of Rev. Rayner, of 

Lincoln, *^ who was born in this neighborhood," and lived in Halifax, 
Pudsey and Woodchurch, from his own diaries and letters. The next 
year Mr. H. Sampson writes that this MS. is in Mr. Disney's hands, and 
he hopes soon to receive them. [Query, was this life ever published ?] 


Knowledge and Practice : or, a plain Discourse of the Chief Things 
necessary to be Known, Believed, and Practised in order to Salvation. 
Useful for Private Families. The Third Edition, revised and corrected. 
By Samuel Cradock, B. D., Rector of North Cadbury, in Somersetshire. 
London: 1673. 

The History of the Old Testament Methodized according to the Order 
and Series of Time wherein the several things therein mentioned were 
transacted ; to which is annexed a Short History of the Jewish Affairs, by 
Samuel Craddock. Folio, calf. London : 1683. 

Samuel Cradock. Apostolick History, containing the Acts, Labors, 
Travels, Sermons, Miracles, Successes, and Sufferings of the Holy 
Apostles, from Christ's Asceqtion to the Destruction of Jerusalem by 
Titus. Folio: 1672. 

Bury, Samuel (of St. Edmood Bury). Funeral Sermon on Rev. Samuel 
Cradock, Rector of North Cadbury, Somersetshire, interred at Wickham 
Brook, Suffolk. 8to., old calf. 2$. 1707. 

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As to Joseph Boyse (see January No., 1856), a passage in the Lane 
Papers makes it clear that his father returned to England early in 1657, 
or late in 1656. This confirms your conjecture that Joseph was not 
born in this country. 

I find by the Thoresby Papers that he had a brother Elkanah ; a 
brother Samuel, who had a daughter, Dorcas ; sisters Priestly and Fen- 
ton ; nephew Wm. Jackson ; and cousin Hickson. He died in 1728, 
leaving an only son, Samuel, the spendthrift poet, and friend of Johnson, 
of whom a good biography is given in Chalmer^s General Biog. Diet. 


The elaborate pedigree which Mr. Pavor of York, Eng., sent you, con- 
tains a reference to the same Boyse^s family and its offshoots. Elizabeth, 
daughter of Henry Hobson of Usflete, married John Johnson, Rector of 
Sutton-upon-Darwent, who died in 1657. 


[From the original, in my possession.] 

These are to Certifie all whome it may concerne, that John Hudd, Son 
of John Hudd of Sherborne in the County of Dorsett, Victualer, was bap- 
tized the 22 day of May A^no DomH. 1631. And that Joane Hudd, 
daughter, to the sayd John Hudd the elder was baptized the 11^ day of 
ffebruary A^no DomU 1636. And Jeremiah Lodge of Sherborne afore- 
sayd was Married to the sayd Joane Hudd the daughter, the 16 day of 
May 1669. 

As appears by the Register of Christenings and Marriages kept in the 
p*ish Church of Sherborne in the County of Dorsett, in England ; as 
witness our Hands the fourth day of March A^no RM Jocobi, d. Aug. &c. 
primo Anoque Dom^i 1684 John Hinchman, Vicar; Alexander Williams, 
Robert Whetcom, Church-wardens ; John Home ; Reynald Pond ; George 
Pennington ; Will. Thornton ; George Dyer, parish-clarke. 

Married 1703 Dec 28 {««^f-J:J:;™- 

^^ jj ^j on i Joseph Kettle of Charlestoun 

"*") Elizabeth Long 
.^ T A i Peter Ellickson 
" •^*°- ^i Joanna Borma 

^ ( John of Beverly ) ^t 
6 i Betty of Boston J Neg^ 

[ oeiiy oi JDOsion ) 


" Feb. 8 
" Mch l\ 

Samuel Green 

Elizabeth Barger 

William Moor 

Sarah Milton 

Daniel Stone of Framlengham 

Abigail Wheeler 

Ebenezer Ager 

Abigail Skinner 

By C. Mather. 

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1868.] Gleanings. 267 

Extracts from titc Diary of Thomas Seccom of Medford. 
1736 July 18 Mr Timothy Syrams of Cituate preached 

1736 Oct 17 Mr Coalman preached 

** " 24 Mr Shearjashab Brown preached 

" Nov 1 1 Thanksgiving Day, 

** Dec 12 Mr Manning our schoolmaster preached 

1737 Jany 23 Preached by my brother 
" " 30 « *' Mr Hooper 

*' June 19 " " Mr Gardner the man that is Chosen at Me- 

" Oct 23<» Sermon by Mr Hobby of Reading 

1738 Feb 12 " " Mr Burt of Boston, the Gold Smith's Son 
" April 23 Sermon by Mr Rogers fellow of yr Colledge. 

" May 7 I first sett in Uncle Job Willis' Pew 

** " 28 Sermon by Mr Aaron Cleaveland 

** June 11 « " Mr Cook 

" " 26 " " Mr Whipple minister of 

" July 16 " " Mr Joshua Tufts 

»* " 30 " " MrGoss 

" Sept 3 " " Mr Man 

" " 17 " " Mr Rand, a young man: lives between Charles- 
ton and Cambridge, he is going to Carolina 

" Oct 8 Governour Belcher was at meeting here 

'* Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day ; fair & very cold 

*' Dec 24 Sermon by Mr Tho' Skinner 

1739 Mch 29 Fast Day 

'* April 29 Sermon by Mr John Sparhawk of Salem 

•* June 17 " Preached on ye ace* of Coll. Isaac Royalls Death, 
by the Desire of the Remaining family, which Desired 
Mr Turin to Preach a Sermon Suiteable to the Con- 
dition. Y« Coll Died Thursday June ye 7 in ye fore 
noon, and was Buried at Medford Saturday June 16, 
and was Carried the same night to Dorchester to his 
Marble Tomb 

*' June 24 Sermon by Widdow Towl's son of Charleston a young 

** Aug 5 Sermon by Mr Maning, Doctor. 

" Sept 16 " " Mr Welsted of Boston 

** Nov 11 " " Mr Eben^ Bridge ofBoston a Blacksmith's son. 

1740 Jan. 20 Sermon by Mr Pattishall a young man belonging to Boston 
" Feb 3 Sermon Preached on ye acco* of the Death of the Rev* 

Mr Hancock Jun' of Lexington, who dyed last week 

of y' throat Distemper. 
P. M. RicM Waite dyed last Saturday morning in a Fitt 

verry suddainly. 
*' Feb 24 Sermon by Mr John Seccomb 
'* March 2 Preached on ye acco' of ye Death of Good Old Deacon 

Whitmore who Dyed Fryday Feb. 22, 1739-40, aged 

87 years 
" Mar 16 Sermon by Mr Fowle of Charleston a young man 

Mr Turin Preached at Lexington 
^* April 13 Sermon by Mr Emerson of Maiden 

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268 Gleanings. [July, 

1740 June 15 ^* " one Mr Lewes who lives somewhere down at 
the Cape 
Sermon By Mr Richardson of Wohum 
By Mr And* Eliot of Boston, a young man. 
Thanksgiving Day ; a verry cold day indeed, and snowey 

all Day 
By Mr Rogers a young man, a Stranger 
Saturday, the Rev* Mr Gilbert Tenant, preached 2 Ser- 
mons in our Meetinghouse. 
Young Frances Whitmore and his wife were taken in to 

By Mr Abbot of Charlestown 
" Mr Osgood of Stoneham 
" Mr Appleton of Cambridge 
" Mr Turell, 2 Excellent Discourses 

A Collection was made to day for South Carolina, 
their Distressing Circumstances on ye acco^ of a Grate 
By Mr Symes of Haddom in Connecticutt 
" Mr Belcher Hancock. Mr Turell is gone to Newberry. 
By young Mr Gardner of Boston son to ye I/ether Dresser 
By young Mr Bucknam of Maiden 
" Mr Jackson of Wobum. Mr. T. was not well 
Thanksgiving Day, fair and not very cold 
By young Mr Hill who kept school at Weston 
W» Whitmore, Ebenr Oakes, Sarah Tufts, wife to JoQa« 
Tuf\s Jr, Martha Whitmore, and Sarah Dunton ; were 
Taken into Church 
By Mr Green of Barnstable, a worthy Minis*' 
Preached on y* acco* of the Extraordinary Lightning and 

Thunder, last Fry day night 
Thanksgiving ; a cold Day and Night following 
I was at home all Day by reason of a Grate Cold & Soar 

By Mr Bowers that married Sarah Newell 
Capt Eben^ Brooks dyed last Fryday about sun down, he 

was well at Lecture the same week on Wednesday 
The forenoon Sermon was very Excellent 
These Texts were chosen on ace* of a Worm that Pre- 
vails among us & Destroys the Grass & Corn 
By Mr Board man our School master 
Preached on acco* of a Council of Churches lately Held 
at Concord on acco* of a Difference between Mr Bliss 
& some of his People, which is now settled by said 
" Oct 13 A Thanksgiving Day, The ocasion of which is a follows : 
It having pleased Almighty God, on whose sovereign 
& gracious Providence all Events entirely depend, to 
grant signal Success and Victory to his Majesty ^s Arms 
at the late Battle on the River Mayne in Germany, and 
to preserve his Majesty's Person, when greatly en- 
dangered in the Heat of Action, 6ic. 

Aug 31 
Oct 5 


Nov 13 


Dec 28 


Feb 21 


April 5 


Apl 19 

May 17 

" 31 


June 7 

July 5 
" 26 



Aug 30 
Sept 27 
Oct 4 


Nov 12 


Dec 27 


April 18 


July 11 
Aug 1 


Nov 11 


« 21 


" 28 


Feb, 13 


April 3 
July 3 


Aug 28 
Sept 25 

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1868.] OleaningB. 269 

Incorporation of the Town of Lexington, 
The records of the town of Lexington commenced March 30th, 1713. 
Previously the records stand in the name of Cambridge Farms, or Cam- 
bridge Precinct ; but a year or two previous to the above date, it had been 
decided that an order of incorporation should be obtained if possible. 
The following terms were offered to the town of Cambridge to secure her 
consent to the separation, viz. : 1. that the inhabitants of the precinct 
would pay one third part of two thirds of the cost of the maintenance of 
the great bridge until there should be a new establishment of court ; 
2. that they would pay their proportion of twenty-five pounds to clear 
off the arrearages of the town. The following order was accordingly 
made : — 

At a Great & General Court or Assembly for Her Majesty's Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, began 6c held at Boston upon 
Wednesday the 20**> of May 17 J 2 &. Continued by several Proroguations 
unto Wednesday the Eighteenth of March following in the same year 
1712 (3). being their fifth session 

The following Order passed in Council & ConcurM by the Repre- 
sentatives, viz 

Whereas upward of Twenty Years since the Inhabitants or fTarmers 
dwelling on a certain Tract of Out Lands within the Township of Cam- 
bridge in the Count}' of Middlesex, living remote from the Body of the 
Town to wards. Concord, Obtained Leave of the General Court with ap- 
probation of the Town to be a Hamlet or separate Precinct 6c were set 
off by a Line, viz beginning at the first run of Water or Swampy place, , 
over which is a kind of a Bridge in the Way or Rhode, on the southerly 
side of Francis Whitmore^s House towards the town of Cambridge afore- 
said, across the neck of Land lying between Woburn Line & that of 
Watertown side, upon a Southwest and Northeast Course, commonly 
called the Northern Precinct, & being now increased, have obtained Con- 
sent of the Town & made Application to this Court to be made a Separate 
6l distinct Town, upon such Terms as they & the Town of Cambridge 
have agreed upon, — ^That is to Say that- the s^ Northern precinct when 
made a Township shall bear such a part of the two thirds of the Charge 
of the Great Bridge over Charles River in Cambridge as shall be accord- 
ing to their proportion with the Town of Cambridge annually in the 
province Tax, And they shall annually pay to the Treasurer of the Town 
of Cambridge their part of the Charges as aforesaid. 

And such other Articles as the s' Town 6&^ the Precinct have already 
agreed on by their Committees 

Ordered that the aforesaid Tract of Land known by the Name of the 
Northern Precinct in Cambridge be henceforth made a separate 6l distinct 
Town by the Name of Lexington ; upon the Articles 6d Terms already 
agreed on with the Town of Cambridge & that the Inhabitants of the said 
Town of Lexington be entitled Have, Use, Exercise, & Enjoy all such 
Immunities, Powers, 6c Privileges as other Towns of this Province have 
dc do by Law Use, Exercise & Enjoy 

And the Constable of the s^ Precinct is hereby directed 6c empowered 
to Notify 6c summon the Inhabitants duly qualified for Votes, to Assemble 
6c.meei together for the Choosing of Towa Officecs. 

Coosented to J Dudfej. 

A true Copy ExamM Pr Simon Frost Depu^ Sec' 

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870 Gleanings. [July, 

In accordance with the ahove, on March 30th, 1713, a meeting was 

held and the following officers appointed : — 

Matthew Bridge 1 

Capt Reed I 

L* Fransise Bowman > Selectmen. 

Ensign Joseph Simonds j 

Deacon John Miriam J 

James Willson \ r» » ui 
John Mason } Constables. 

L^ Fransis Bowman \ 
William Munroe > Assessors. 
Samuel Stearns ) 
L' Thomas Cutteler \ 
Mr Thomas Bloggitte > Tithingmen. 
Mr Samuell Whittmore j 
Town Clerk Mathew Bridge. 
Mathew Bridge Town Treasurer. 
Joseph Teed, Sealer of Weights & Measures. 
Sherehiah Kibhe Sealer of Leather. 
Isaac Steams \ 
Thomas Cutteller > Surveyors. 
John Poulter ) 
All the aboye gentlemen were sworn but Mr Whittmore« 

Mr Benjamin Muzzy ) p Viewers 

Mr Phillip Russell J ^®^^® viewers. 

To take care of swine that be yoked & 

j rin 

Nathaniell Bunktline' 

John Muzzy e 

Jonathan Robinson 

Sam. Russell C ringed. 

Josiah Hubb Jr. 

John Cooper 

It was voted to build a pound, and also a pair of stocks, and to provide 
the town with weights and measures. Four hundred and sixteen pounds 
were voted to defray the cost of the new meetinghouse. The cost of the 
pound and stocks which were made by Mr. Wellington was four pounds. 
The expenses of the committee to the General Court were six pounds s'ul 
shillings and eight pence. Widow Whittney was excused from paying 
the minister's rate for 171 1 ; and Mary Addams was provided with cloth- 
ing at the town's cost. Thomas Meads, Nathaniell Dunklin, Joseph Phasit, 
Phillip Burdoe, Thomas Kendall and Widdow Lidia Teed, wem granted 
the use of the highways enclosed by them, in consideration of their pay- 
ing a certain sum to the town as an acknowledgement. 

Longevity in Salem. — Since the commencement of the present year 
sixty Salem persons have died who had passed the age of three score 
years and ten. Of these, 26 were males and 34 were females. Of the 
whole number, 35 were between 70 and 80, 17 between 80 and 90, and 
8 between 90 and 100. Of the most advanced in years, two were 82, 
six 83, two 86, one 87, two 89, one 90, one 91, one 92, two 93, two 94, 
and one 98.— Salem Register, Dec. 28, 1857. 

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1808.] Sanborn Genealogical History, 271 

[By Dtbb H. Sanbosn.] 

Most of the matter that follows was furnished by John S. Sanborn, 
Esq. of Sherbrooke, Canada East, roeoiber of the Provincial Parliament, 
copied from the Government Archives at Toronto, Canada West. 

Extracts from Robson*s British Herald of English Nobility and Gentry, 
relating to the name " Samboure," or " Samborne :" 

(1.) Samborne, Moulsford, Berks; Hants; and Somers. 

Arms, ar. a chev. sa. between three Mullets gu. 

(2.) Samborne, (same arms,) Crest, a dexter hand holding a sheaf of 
arrows, ppr. 

(3.) Samborne, [Wore.] ar. a' chev. between three mullets pierced, gu. 

(4.) Samborne, Sa. (another az.) a lion rampant. 

Explanations of the preceding contractions : 

(1.) Samborne, the name is found in Moulsford, in Berkshire; also, in 
Hamshire and Somersetshire. 

Arms, argent, a cheveron, sable, between three mullets, gules. 

(2.) Samborne, (arms found to be the sameO the Crest consists of a 
dexter [right] hand holding a sheaf of arrows [ppr.] (purpura,) purple 

(3.) Samborne, (name in Worcestershire.) Arms, argent, (silver,) a 
cheveron between three mullets, pierced gules (red.) 

(4.) Samborne, Sable, (another azure,) a lion rampant. 

Explanations of technical terms used : 

A cheveron is an ordinary, representing two raAers joined together in 
chief, and descending in the form of a pair of compasses to the extremi- 
ties of the shield. 

The mullet is supposed to be the rowel of a spur, and should consist of 
five points only, whereas stars consist of six. 

A mullet pierced is where the groundwork is gules, or red ; there are 
small white spots where the field is seen through it. The ground-work is 
silver, and is a five-sided figure. 

The cheveron, the rafters inside of this figure, is black ; the mullets 
are red ; the Crest a right hand standing upright holding in the clenched 
hand five arrows. There are two coats of arms belonging to the name. 
The other is a lion rampant. The field, or ground-work, is black, (some- 
times azure,) and the lion, gold. 

The name is spelled Samboume in Berkshire ; Samborne without the 
letter u in the other counties. 

In Sims' Index to the Pedigrees and Arms containing the Herald's 
Visitations, and other Genealogical manuscripts in the British Museum, 
is found of the pedigrees in Somersetshire — 

"Samborne, of Timsbury, 1141, fo.» 88; 1385, fo. 70; 1445, fo. 
122b ; 1559, fo. 85. 

In Berkshire, is found 

Samboume, of Moulsford, 1097, fo. 9 ; 1483, fo. 186b ; 1530, fo. 71b; 
1332, fo. 96b; 1982, fo. 96b; 1982, fo. 115b; 5865, fo. 16; 6173, ff. 
86b, 87, add Mss. 4961, fi*. 30b, 31, 14 ; 283, ff. 30b, 31, 14 ; 284, p. 102. 

Samboume, 4108, fo. 5/' 

* Fo. for folk); ff. for folios. 

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272 Sanborn Genealogical History. [July, 

County Gtnealogies in Hampshire^ taken by WUliam Berry ^ from the 
Visitations of the Briiisk Museum^ in 1634. 

John Rogers married the daughter of John Sisley, after the decease of 
Sir Thomas Sisley, Knt. S. P. 

John Brocas married Anne, daughter of John Rogers. 

Elisabeth, daughter of John Rogers, married Nicholas Sambome. 

John Sanborne of Berkshire married Dorothy Ttchbome about the year 
1600. She was a descendant of Sir Roger Tichbome who was knighted 
some two generations prior to the time of Edward III. 

It appears from the examination of early town, church, county, and 
State records, that the sons of our progenitor John Samborne of Derby- 
shire, England, Lieut. John, William, Esq., and Stephen, spelled their 
name Samborne, and not Sanborn. The letter e was dropped in the 3d 
generation. The writer, in a recent examination of the Church and Town 
Records of Kingston, N. H., found the name Capt. Jonathan Sambom, 
(15.) b. May 25, 1672, of the 3d generation; Dea. Tristram Sambom, 
(30.) b. in 1683, and the primitive members of the Congregational Church 
registered Sambom. In the 5th generation the name in most instances is 
spelled Sanborn, some exceptions. Dr. William Prescott,the New Hamp- 
shire Antiquarian, this winter, at Salem, Mass. furnished me the following 
record, found in examining the ** Old Norfolk County Records,** which 
embrace Essex County and the county of Rockingham, N. H. This 
record of births, marriages, and deaths has been legibly transcribed by 
order of the Essex County Commissioners. These records extend from 
1640 to 1680, inclusive, and contain much that cannot be found in Town 
Records prior to 1660. 

Wherever our name occurs in these records it is invariably speUed 
Sam born. 

Issue of Stephen Sambom^ (4.) third son cf John of Derbyshire^ Eng^ 
landy and his wife Sarah. 


1. Sarah Samborn, b. June 4, 1651. 

2. Dorothy Samborn, b. March 2, 1653. 

No record is found when Stephen was married, nor what Sarah^s 
mrname {maiden) was before marriage. Since Stephen returned with 
his grandfather, Rev. Stephen Bachilor to England, in 1654, probably 
his wife and daughters accompanied him ; and the births of his then 
living children were registered in Norfolk County Records for preser- 

** The ancient Stephen Bachilor of Hampton, N. H., died at Hackney, 
a Village and Parish in Middlesex, two miles from London, in 1660, in 
the one hundredth year of his age.^^ 

1. Abial, (7.) Sanborn Gen. in these records i^ plainly written out 
Abigail, b. Feb. 23, 1653. 

2. Richard, (8.) b. Feb. 4, 1655, instead of Jan. 4, 1655. 

3. Stephen, (11.) b. Nov, 12, 1661. 

4. Sarah, (20.) b. Feb. 12, 1667, instead of Feb. Ifr, 1667'. 

It seems that the name Sambome and Samboutne w^l« not irtieiEVHf^ 
mon in Somersetshire and Berkshire, in the Parishes of TinHlbui^ and 
Meulsford. It is, also, found ia Hamsfaire, Shropriure^ and Wo^ceste^ 
ahire, but not in Derbysh^. 

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1858.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 278 


[Prepared by Mx. Wiluam B. Thjubk, of Dorchester.] 
[Ck>ntinaed iVom page 166.] 

Edmund Grosse. — I, Edmund Gro$se^ of Boston, giue the bigger halle 
of my now Dwelling house to my son, Isaack^ and the lesser halfe of fnjr 
house to my wife, Bieing the better p* thereof, for my wife to Inioy bet 
life time and then to Returne to my daughter, Susan. I giue my beit 
suit & cloake to my son, Isaack ; my dau. Susan^ my second Cloake ; 
my best sease coat to my wife ; my sixe acres of marsh 6l ten acres of 
upland that lyeth at Rumney marsh, Equeally to be diuieded bettwene 
my son, Isaake^ <Ss my dau. Susan. I giue my 50 acres of land that lyetk 
at mndey Riuer to be equally deuieded betweene my wife and /fine 
Children, proportionably. 

Wittnesses — Edmund Jackson^ Edmond Grosse. 

Francis Hudson^ Edward Yeomanes. 

3 May 1655. Power of Administration to the Estate of Edmund 
GroxsSy In Behalfe of the widdow & Children, graunted to M^ Jeremy 
Houchin & Lefte James Johnson. Edmund Grosse^ creditor, 29'*> April 
1655 to Capt James Oliuer^ & M' William Cotton. In his account he 
mentions M^ Edmunds, M^" Simeon Kemthorne, John Baines, CprneliuSf 
Tho: Watkins, M*" Ting, Leuet Bud, M' Waldrene of Newichaneck, M' 
Colchester of London, William Hubborn, *' my sister Mary Grossed 
" my Brother Edw : Weeden^ 

John Stone — I, John Stone^ of Hull, being sick — make this my laM 
will — to my wife, Jone Stone^ My house & housing, w^h all my Lands, 
Cattle, boats, debts, 6l whatsoevr estate I have, making her my sole ex- 
ecutrix. My will is, y^ my wife shall pay out of my estate, £60^ to my 
broth' Simon Stones Children, w^h some time lived in Cousingtone, in 
Suroe'^settsheire, in old England, In consideration of same Acco^ that waa 
betwene him & I, when I Lived in England, w«h I know not whethe*" ft 
was all paid o' not, & this ^60 to bee p** to y« three Children, £20 
Apeece; but if any of them bee dead & leave neiihe' wife nor Children, 
then to be paid to y« othe', vf^^'in one yeare afte*" my Decease, Vpon 
lawftill demands. 5^ of May 1659. 

Witnesse, Nico : Baker ^ Nathani II Bosworth. John -f- Stone 

27 Jan. 1663, Nathaniell Bosworth^ deposed. 

Inventory of the Estate of /An Stone who Deceased December 23? 
1668, as apprised p«" us who subscribe, Jan. 13'*», Nathaniell Bosworth^ 
Nathaniell Backer. Amt. [<£369. 7.1 Debts owing by John Stone, " in 
England," " to our minister," " to Charles Kymball, M' Lewes, Henry 
Chamberlaine, Goodwife Dauis, M' Luke, widow Johnson, Armatage the 
Taylor, John Tuker, John Faroh, Thomas Dyer, [in all, J^O. 14*.] 
June S^ 1665, Joane Stone^ deposed. 

[In the appraisement are mentioned 9 Acres of Land at alder point, 
Sagamore Hill, 12 Acres at petocks pond, Brusters Hand ; a Bill of 
John Balmans^ a Bill of Thomas JoyesJ\ 

Chahlbs Gricb.— 1, Charles Grice^ of Braintree, being very weake of 
Body but of p'fect Memory, make this my last will. All my goods uota 

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274 Ab$tracU of Early Wilis. [July, 

my wife, Margery Grice^ during her life for A support ^ sucker to her 
in Her old Age, whom God hath continued vf^^ mee now this Thirteene 
yeares to bee help full 6i servisable to me in my Aged & helplesse Con- 
dition. My Will is, that when it shall please God to take my beloved wife 
out of this wourld that then I give Unto William Owen all my Imovable 
estate, for y« space of three yeares, as A token of my love for his fillial 
care 6k love exprest to me in my Aged condition, in w®** three yeares my 
son may prepare ^ come hilhe', if he like my Motion. My will is, y* y« 
contents of this my will, be sent into England, to my son, David Grice, 
Vnto whome (after three yeares injoyment of my estate by son in law, 
William Owin) I doe give all my Immovable estate, provided be doe 
come ov to New England fo*" it, w^in y« space of three yeares Afte»" y« 
death of my s** wife, Margery. My will is, y* if my sone, David Grice 
doe Refuse to Come to New England, that then it bee certified to My 
Bix)ther JoAn, o' William Grice ^ y* if one of their sons doe Come oV to 
New England, that then he y' Cometh ove' bhall hpy all My imovable 
estate. But if Neithe' of My Brothers sones c'oe Come, within y« space of 
three yeares, aAe' Notise, that then I doe give All My Imovable estate 
Vnto My son in law, William Owen, his heires & Assigues fo^ eve'. 1 
doe make my wife, Margery, my sole executrix. 

9"» Novembr 1661. 
In y« prsence of us, Charles X Grice. 

Peter + BrackeU^ Bamaluu X Dorifield^ 
David X Walhhe. 

12th of Nov' 1663, M^ Henry Flint and Peter Brackeit deposed. 
Braintry, 9^^ : 9^^ : 1663. inventory of the Goods & Estate of 
Charles Grice^ Deceased 10^ of October 1663, attested by Samuell Bau 
and Edmund Quinsey, Amt. £92, 13s. 6d. 
12 Nov' 1663, Margery Grice^ deposed. 

Robert Gamlen, late of Roxbury, being sicke, make this my last will. 
Vnto my son, Benjamin GamUn^ all my house & Lands in Roxbur}' to 
him dc heires fo^ eve' to poasesse Imediately Afte^" my decease, vpon y* 
Conditions hereafter expressed. I doe heareby Injoyne my sonne to lay 
into y« farme yearely so much good hay, at his own charge, as shall 
sufficiently wintec two Cowes, dc Also liberty fo^ two Cowes to goe freely 
into any of y« s** Land to pasture, at all such times as is conueniant fo^ 
feeding, winte' 6i sumer, & also libeny of housing & yard to keep y« 
said Cow fo' y« use of my wife, Elizabeth, so long as my 8* wife shall 
Live. I injoyne my son to deliue*^ unto my said wife, yearely, twelve 
bushills of good Merchantable wheat, two bushills of pease, & six bushills 
of Indian Corn, also, to provide & lay down by my dwellmg house so 
m.uch wood as my wife shall need to burn, also my wife to Injoy all y* 
dwelling house, except y« new end of y« said house, during y« time of j^ 
life of my said wife. Also halfe of y« oarchard. My said son is to pay 
my son in law, hack Chevery, soe much as one Acre of my salt Medow 
shalbee valued at. I doe orde' my said sonn, Benjamin, to have my two 
oxen & my Mare as his owne, w^^ this provisall, that my said wife have 
y« vse of y^ said Mare to Ride vpon as oA as shee shall need her, this said 
Mare & oxen to bee praised in y« Inventory, & my will is, y^ if my wifes 
necessity should call fo^ y« value of y« Mare & oxen, all or parts of it, 
by y* advice of mine ov'seers it shalbee paid vnto my said wife, by my 

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8onn, Benjamin, All y^ rest of my Moveable goods I give vnto my said 
wife, Elizabeth^ whom 1 make my sole execulrix. I request my beloved 
friends, William Parke & John BouJs to bee ov''seers of this my will. 
Thus have finished my will, in y« best MannC as I Am Able, this 3 daj 
of August 1663. 

lo y« pi^sence of Christopher Peake, Robert -J- Gamlin. 

Edward Morris, who deposed 28 Jan. 1663. 

Inventory taken 22 : 9 : 1663, by William Parke, John Bowles^ Robert 
Seaver. Mentions land " neer y^ house o£ Abraham Bows^"* " neere Ed, 
Bridges house." Elizabeth Gamlen deposed, 28 Jan. 1663. 

William VVardell. — A Contract made between William Ward ell oa 
the one p^te, & Elizabeth Gillit, Widdow on the other pHe, before iheir 
ioyning in manage, being the fourth day of December 1657, is as follow- 
eth : — First, that what estate the said Elizabeth was possessed of before 
her mariage was to bee at her disposeing at the time of her death or at 
the mariage of any of her children, and for the howse and land that now 
the said William War del I & Elizabeth^ his wife, doth posses, it follow 
by course of law to Hannah Gillit, daughter to John Gillit, who was the 
former husband to the abouesaid Elizabeth, now the wife of the said 
William WardelL The said William Wardell did then ingage for and 
in Consideracon of the said howse & ground to traine vp the said Hannah 
Crillit, being then about two yeares old, that at the day of her marriage, 
or at the day of the said William Ward ells death, to give vnto the said 
Hannah the value of sixteen pounds, which was then to the full vallue of 
the said howse <k ground, the howse beeing much decayed & ready to 
fall ; this is truth, as witnes our hands. 

Witnesse, Seth Perry, John Perry. William -f- Woodells 

3 Nouember 1663. Elisebeth -f- Woodell 

The Court allowed of this Couenant only w^h Consent of PP* Wardell; 
ordered y* said PF" Wardell in full sattisfaction of y« old house, y« 
Ground of s** Gillett to be held & Converted to the vse of said Wardett 
dc his heires; ordered that he bnng vp Hannah Gillet <k when she comes 
to be of age shall pay hir twenty one pounds for the same. 

£dw : Rawson Recorder. 

Jeremiah Stevens. — 15^^ of OcloSer 1663. At a meeting of the 
magists. who being Informed by docto'' Clarke y* y« late Jeremiah Stevens 
desird that Administration to his estate might be Graunted to 5^ Thomas 
Temple & M' Jn*' Jolyffe that so they might take Care of his Estate & 
Convey it to his father. [Administration was Graunted to said indi- 

Inventory of the Estate of Jeremiah Stephens deceased taken in Bos- 
ton, 17't» Oct' 1663, by Hezekiah Usher, seinno\ Tho, Lake, Amt. £1% 
4. 11^; of this amount, <£68. 17. 5. were in books, 122 in number. 
The names of 38 are given. — John Joylyffe deposed, 28^ of Oct' 1663,, 
Sir Thomas Temple, 2^ Oct' 1663. 

David Abercromby. — S*'* March 1663. Power of Administration to y*^ 
Estate of y® late Dauid Abercromby is Graunted to Atnos Richardson^ in 
behalf of himself <& othe' Credito" &c. 

{To be Continued,) 

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[Correction explanatory.] 

8. G. Drake, Esq., Editor " N. E. Gen. Reg."— 

Sir, — In " Gleanings for New England History^'''* by James Savage, 
Esq. (''Mass. Hist. Soc. ColVs;'' 3d ser., vol. 8th, pp. 316 and 317), I 
find the following passage : — 

" Examination of a Register of the diocese of Sarum, from early in 
the 13* century, printed by Sir Thomas Philips, a distinguished Anti- 
quary, but never published, helped me to one or two of our New England 
divines from Wiltshire : Wilielmus Noyes p. m. at the church of Choid- 
rington 1602, and Nathaniel Noyes p. r. W" Noyes at the church of West 
Chaldrington 1621. I conjecture the meaning of p. m. here to be, by 
removal ; and p. r. pro rectore." 

Mr. Savage's conjecture was not a happy one ; but, fortunately, a com- 
munication from Sir Thomas Phillipps* enabled him to correct the enror 
into which he had fallen, and he bas done so (same series, vol. 10th, p. 133) 
in his second interesting collection of ''Gleanings.'''* He therein informs us 
that ** * p. m.* is an abbreviation for per mortem^ and ' p r.' for per resigns- 
tianem.^^ Before reading Mr. Savage's correction I had inserted the fol- 
lowing note, opposite the erroneous passage, in my copy of the "Collee- 
tunu. The mistake, made by so old and distinguished an antiquary, 
induces me to believe that the information will prove serviceable to others 
who may have occasion to examine registers of the English clergy. 

A clergyman was presented to a benefice, made vacant by the death, 
or resignation, or other avoidance of the preceding incumbent. The 
character of this voidance was usually expressed, in the registers, in 
abbreviated terms. Occasionally the sentence was fully written out. I 
will give a few examples of the latter class, which will render all the 
customary abbreviations easily intelligible. They are as follows : ^* Gul. 
Watson, Cler. 1. Nov. 1662. vacavit per amotionem A. Burgess propter 
Nonconformiiatem." — " vacari per mortem Walteri Fronceys ult- Rect." 
— ^*' quern nuper obtinuit Dns. J. Burdett, vacantem per ejus assecutionem 
Archidiaconat Ceslrie." — " vac. eo quod Mr. John de Severley adeptus est 
dignitatem, viz. Archd. Wig." — " vac. per cessionem ult. incumbentis." — 
*' vac. per negligentiam dni. Ric. Kylner," (in not paying his " tenths.") — 
"vac. per deprivacionem." — "vac. per legitimam deprivpcionem." — 
"vac. per resignationem." — "vac. per lapsum tempori." — finally, in 
cases of exchange of benefices, — ^' permutavit cum — .'*^ These are all 
the different examples 1 found, in the examination of many lists of rhe 
clergy, in " Dugdale's Warwickshire,'*' 2d Edit, by Thomas, 1730. As 
removal, death, promotion, surrender, negligence, deprivation, resignation 
and delayed'acceptance are included among the causes of vacancies, the 
summary seems to be quite complete. 

Trusting that the above may be thought worthy of a place in your vain- 
able and interesting " Register," F remain, very respectfully, &c., 


Albany, N. Y., June Sd, 1858. Cor. Mem. "N. Hist, and Gen. SocP 

• Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., F. R. S. and F. S. A., of Middle Hill, Worcester- 
•hire, posMnes the finest private library in the British empire. It is exceedingly rich 
in Heralds' Visitations and other genealogical collections. Sir Thomas is known as an 
eminent antiquary and an accomplished scholar. J. O. Halliwell, Esq., ¥. R. S., 
F. 8. A., the oelelwsted antiquary, literary editor and anther, married Sir Thomas' 
.«ldeit danghtsr. _ , B. T. 

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T%e Vinton Memorial^ comprising a Genealogy of the descendants of 
John Vinton of Lynn^ 1648 ; also Genealogical Sketches of several 
allied Families^ namely ^ those bearing the names of Adams ^ Alden^ 
Allen^ Boylston^ Faxon^ French^ Hayden^ Holbrooke Mills^ Niles^ 
Penniman^ Thayer^ White ^ Richardson , Baldwin^ Carpenter^ Safford^ 
PtUnam^ and Green, By John Adams Vinton. Boston : 1858. 8vo. 
pp. 534. 

This work bears evidenco of thorough research, and in many particulars may b« 
recommended as a model genealogy. Some of the Sketches, as the author terms them, 
are fuller than many genealogies that have been published in separate form. la hi^ 
Appendix he has given a very good history of the introduction of the Iron Manufacture 
into New England ; and scattei-cd through his pages aro curious and interesting illus- 
trations of the manners and customs of other days. 

In the Preface Mr. Vinton offers some conjectures upon the native country of his 
blood, and the origin of his name. The materials he has collected are scanty ; and of 
these he seems not to have made that earnest use, which marks his labors in genealogy. 
Having caught the echoes of a tradition among his aged relatives, that their ancestori 
emigrated from France, and found the name of Petrus de Vintonne, at Ileems, in 1326, 
he forgets the great mass of testimony adduced in his subsequent pages, leading to % 
diverse conclusion. We admit the probabilitv that John Vinton of Wobum, came froni 
France, and that bis ancestors may have fled from intolerance there. Bat we shall 
proceed to show that long before the exodus of the Huguenots, before St. Bartholo- 
mew's, before Protestantism itself, men bearing the name Vinton were found not onlj 
in France, but in many parts of England and Scotland. The French Vintons were, 
therefore, but one branch of a family widely diffused ; or else, the name was adopted in 
various countries, by men bearing no blood relationship to each other. 

To arrive at some satisfactory conclusion, let us examine the meaning and origin of 
the name. Mr. Vinton rightly connects it with Winchester, without seeming to per- 
ceive the precise mode and degree of the connection. That it is far closer than a mere 
" Latinizing " of that name, may easily be shown. In the " Codex diplomaticns oev} 
Saxonici,"* the name of that city, is* found more than seventy times, occurring in 
ancient charters, of the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries. But the forms of the name 
are as various, as of all others discovered through the mist of the middle ages. They 
may be arranged in the order of their resemblance to Winchester, as Winteceastre, 
Wintanceastre, Wentana, Wintonia, Vintonia, Wynton, and Winton. 

It is easy to see that Winteceastre is Winte-castrum, that is, the camp at Winte, or 
Wenta, or Venta. For, Venta was the Roman name of Winchester, as may be seen 
on maps of Britain; and it is so {^'Ooerru) mentioned by Ptolemy, the Greek geogra- 
pher, 150 years after Christ. Mr. Vinton quotes from a Celtic dictionary (by J. B. 
Ballet,) the assertion " Vinchester est Tancienne Vintonia, grande ville situee dans une 
Ue formee par un partage de I'ltching Vin, riviere, tonn, partage." "Prodigious ae 
the erudition is which Bullet summons to his aid, the judgment he exhilnts is not equal 
to his scholarship ; nor do we know less satisfactory authority than the Dictionnaire 
Celtique." We aro not inclined to accept this etymology ; for it seems more probable 
that the second syllable was formed, as we have indicated, through the corruptions the 
name endured from popular use, in a barbarous age. Certainly the original Celtic word 
was Went, (meaning river,) which is still preserved in Caerwent, and Dcnu'cnt. Froni 
tliis the Romans, having no W, formed Venta, a noun of the first declension. The 
monks afterwards changed this to Wintan, for more distinctness of sound, as we sec in 
two of the forms given above. Bullet's hypothesis is built on the occurrence of the 
syllable ton, in many names; as Wii ton, Boston, Taunton, and the like, where the 
meaning is said to be " habitation." But if, as he says, " tonn " means " partage,'* 
(division,) and Winchester was named from the branching of the Itching, then a simt* 
larity of circumstance occurring elsewhere, might occasion the same name to be givei| 
in other places. Wherever a stream was divided by an island, in Celtic countries, a 
Winchester might arise, (or rather, if no castrum stood near, a Venta might be built,) 
the town uking its name from the local situation. There are, in fact, two otlier towni 

* By Thomas Wright, of the English Historical Society. 

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278 Bcok Notices. [Joly, 

of thifl name, on Roman maps of Britain, mfcfteatinp the probaMlity that there might 
have been more, not mentioned by Latin writers. Winchester, the " gTandevillc " in 
Htimpshire, was called Venta Ba^garum, to distln^nish it from Venta Icenornm, tho 
present Norwich, and from Venta Silarum, now Cacrwent in Wales.* In this last 
■ame we see the ancient Venta still preserved, with the prefix " Caer." meaning habi- 
tation. In all three we have the presence of a river, the Itching at Winchester, the 
Tare at Norwich, and the Wye (?) at Cnerwent. 

The syllable Vin, or Ven, followed by a dental, was in fact of very frequent occur- 
rence in British geography. On maps of Roman Britain, we find in the south of the 
island, Vin<ionum, (now Silchester,) Vindomes, (now White-Church), and Vindogla- 
dia, (now Gussagc.) In the north were Vindotnna, Vindohala, Vindomora and Vino- 
vin. Other cases are tho««e in which the order of syllables is inverted ; as Benavcnta, 
Glanoventa, Derventio and Mnpioventum. On the continent, were Ventium, and Ven- 
tisponte, Vindo, Vindobona, Vindomagus and Vindonissa. 

Itcmembering how easy it is to make ludicrous blundeni in ancient and foreig^i ety- 
mologies, we poach no further in this Celtic field. But we submit that there must 
have heen a common idea at the root, blos.<*omiiig into these analogies at the top, and 
we feel an impregiiable confidence, that at least in Britain, the syllable Vint, or Vent, 
possessed an extreme antiquity and a wide diflfusion. The name Vintrcd occure on 
manv old British coins, and Vint still survives amcmg the gentry of Essex. 

The city of Winchester, a thousand years ago, possessed mui'h more than its present 
relative importance. Edward tlic Confessor held very extensive lands in its vicinity. 
In early Norman times, moreover, it was often the regal residence. Henry III., in the 
battle of Evesham, (1285,) saved his life by exclaiming, " I am Henry of Winchester, 
jrour king." The survev of the royal lands, made in the time of Henry I., (1 lOl-l 135) 
IS still known as the " Winton book." It was also quite a matter of course, that the 
Earls of Winchester, should write themselves Winton, when they could write at all, 
for such was tlie common abbreviation of Winton ensis ; and the priors, bishops and 
eardinals named from that city, who certainly could write, would use no other signa- 
ture. We do not mean to contend that the family name, Vinton, originated thus ; for 
these were mere official designation^^. But in v'cry early times we meet with names 
which certainly are not official, but names of persons called after their estates, or place 
of abode. Such was Robert de Winton, precentor of York, in 1250, and Robert dc 
Winton, prior of St. Andrcw>«, in 1255. Such also was Taleferris de Wynton, who 
died in 1332, and Roger dc Winton, prior in Sonthwark, in 1304. Mr. Vinton enumer- 
ates no less than thirteen de Wintons, mentioned in local histories, as living prior to 
Henry VIII. He might have added to his list the names of Peter de Wintonia, men- 
tioned by Rymer, as "clericus garderobe," from 1257 to 1272, and of Johannes de 
Wintonia clericus, appended to an instrument dated 1306. The preposition dc at 
length disappeared from mo?t names in which it occurred, and in the fifteenth century 
we meet with the name Vinton suinding alone. 

There is no need of supposing that all who bore this name were connected with 
Winchester. The numerous names of places identical or similar to the ancient form 
of this, show that the family name might have been adopted from estates elsewhere situ- 
ated. Beside the village of Venton, in Cornwall, there still remain Winton in Suffolk, 
Winton in Cumberland, Winton in Yorkshire, and Allwinton in Northumberland. The 
kiame, also, of the Scottish Chronicler, Andrew of Wynton, as well as Richanl of Win- 
ton, found in the Roruli Scotiie, render it probable that such a place existed in Scot- 
land. The name of " Petrus de Vintonne, chanoine de Reims," in 1326, makes it 
probable that the name was also attached to the soil of France. But the great mass of 
evidence adduced above, unites with national feeling, to make us prefer the English 
origin of the name. 

One thing, we own, seems unacconntable to us — the almost utter absence of the name 
from all English li«ts of persons. Except a few in London, and in Glasgow, Mr. Vin- 
ton is not able to find his family in England or Scotland. In the south of Ireland we 
have heard the name is common. In this country it is somewhat extendcfl, and the 
aneestor, to whom a great number have been tmced, seems to have spnina: from a fam- 
ily who had reside«1 in Fran(*c. We inc'ine to think they were em -grants from England 
in a distant age. No claim to distinrtion can be advanced in favor of the raee ; but we 
think there is something venerable in a name rooted in tlic geography of Britain, and 
traceable in its elements back to tite time of Christ. # * 

* At all these places, Roman ruins have been (bund. 

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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. iv. of the 
Fourth Series. Published at the charge of the Appletoii Fund. Bos- 
ton : 1858. 8vo. pp. 514. 

The Committee of Pablication for this volume consisted of Richard Frothingham, Jr., 
Thomas Aspinwall, George Livermore, and Lorenzo Sabine. In our opinion, no vol- 
anrie of Historical Collections, or any pablication of ancient records, (wanted only for 
reference) need or require to be got up, any better than this volume. It is occupied, 
mainly, with a " Correspondence, in 1774 and 1775, between a Committee of the Town 
of Boston and Contributors of Donations for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Boston 
Port Bill." For the editing of this part of the volume, the Chairman of the Committee, 
Mr. Froth ingham, is peculiarly qualified. Indeed the whole volume bears evidence of 
his care, diligence and accuracy, and is alike creditable to his good taste and sound 

Besides the important Correspondence above mentioned, the volume contains a vari- 
ety of other articles from unpublished materials of great value ; among which mny be 
mentioned letters from Samuel Adams, Joseph Hawley, Andrew Eliot, a Petition of 
Roger Williams, Phinehas Pratt's Narrative and Petition, &c. &c. All these arc eluci- 
dated by Mr. Froihingham with judicious notes. An Index, or suitable table of con- 
tents, would greatly facilitate the examination of the volume. As usual, probably, in 
such cases, nearly the whole labor of editing the work fell upon the Chairman of the 
Committee. In this case he has done all that could, in reason, be required of him ; 
and we hope the editor of the next volume of the Society's Collections, will, in accept- 
ing his charge, make it a condition that those associated with him, shall prepare an 
Index to their work. 

The Life of John Fitch^ the Inventor of the Steamboat. By Thompson 
Westcott. Philadelphia: 1857. 12mo. pp.415. 

We did not imagine that so much interesting matter could be found about John Fitch, 
as we find in the volume before us. In the Preface is plainly told what the reader may 
expect in regard to Fitch's claim to the discovery of applying steam to propel vessels. 
He says, " By the general voice, Robert Fulton has been most unjustly lauded as the in- 
ventor of the stcanvboat. Honor is paid to his memory by statesmen , orators, and writers, 
and * poor John Fitch,' if ever alluded to, is spoken of as one w^ho knew not how to 
produce the effects which he was ingenious enough to conjecture were possible Per- 
liaps a stronger instance of the tendency of mankind to elevate the fortunate and de- 
grade the unfortunate, cannot be adduced." 

John Fitch was truly a man who had to struggle with misfortune, and we can heartily 
recommend this attempt to do justice to his memory to our readers. The Fitch family 
to which John belonged, came from near Braintrce, County of Essex, England, and 
settled in Connecticut. There is in the volume a pretty good genealogy of the family. 

Third Annual Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of 
Wisconsiny for the year lSb6, Vol.3. Madison: 1857. 8vo. pp.547. 

Few works of the same extent contain a more valuable body of Western History 
than the one before us. Its list of Papers or Articles occupies a page in small type — 
so numerous that our limits will not allow of their enumeration ; nor can we give some 
of them without seeming to do injustice to others. We observe many valuable notes. 
Illustrative of the various ]iapers, from the hand of the corresponding Secretary of the 
Society. The Hon. Lyman C. Draper, a gentleman to whom the West is under great 
obligations for his persevering eflforts in recovering materials for its history. 

A Genealogy of the Descendants of David Goddard. By William Aus- 
tin GoDiuRD. Worcester : M. Spooner, Primer : 1833. 8vo. pp. 39. 

This work may be fairly termed one of the pioneers in the great field of genealogy, 
and would even now be considered very creditable to the author. Of course there is a 
lack of that svstem which now characterizes books of tliis nature, but the reader will 
find little trouble in holding all the threads of the pedigree in his hands. It is a singular 
proof of the necessity of a Genealogical Association and Journal, that this book has so 
long eluded the search of the collector. It has already been availed of by the authors 
of the " Watertown Genealogies " and the " Rice Family ;" and their sanction is suf- 
ficient proof of the accuracy and fidelity with which the author fulfilled his task. w. h. w. 

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Jbmals of the Minnetota Histarical Society^ 1856, containing MateriaU 
/or the History of Minnesota. Prepared by Edward D. Neill, Sec- 
retary of the Society. Saint Paul : 1856. 8vo. pp.141. 

Books without some kind of pictorial illustrations, now-a-days. appear in a sort of 
vnftnished state. The spint of illustration is extensively abroad, and an author caa 
bardiy expect his work to sell, however j;ood it mav be, without pictures to set it off. 
Even historical collections are begfinnin;; to partake of the spirit of the age. This volume 
•f the Minnesota Society has many ncnt and appropriate wood engravings. The head- 
ings of some of its chapters are— " Who were the first men V* Gov. Ramsev's Ad- 
dress at the Second Annual Meeting of the Society. " Early Notices of tlie DalLOtai*." 
•* Louis Hennessin." " Sieur dn Luth." " Explorer of the' Minnesota Kiver," and a 
great numoer of other topics, chiefly illustrative of the Dakotah Indians and their 

We are indebted to Mr. William H. Kelly of St Paul, (formcriy of Boston,) for a 
€opy of the Annals here noticed. 

The Paine Family Register^ or Genealogical Notes and Queries. Noa. 
5 & 6. Albany : Jan. and May. 1858. 

Though confined principally to the Paine race, this work forms a highly intemdng* 
miscellany, to those engaged in kindred pursuits. No. 5 opens with a neat account of 
Bobert Treat Paine, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, tracing his pedigree 
to his emigrant ancestor, who came into Plymouth Colony in 1621. Every connection 
of the family should patronize the work. It is conducted by Dr. Henry D. Paine of 
Albany, to whom, if one dollar be remitted, he will forward to the address of snch pat- 
ron four numbers of the work. 

The Sheldon Magazine^ No, IV, October. Or^ a Genealogical List of 
the Slieldons in America^ vnth Biographical and Historical Notesy and 
Notices of other Families with which they Intermarried. Embellished 
with Portraits and Fac-similes. By the Rev. H£nry Olcott Shel- 
don. Sidney, O., 1857. 8vo. pp 33. 

The character of this number of the Sheldon Magazine not differing from its prede- 
eessors, it will be necessary only to refer our readers to previous notices, for our opinion 
respecting it. We are glad the editor is encouraged to continue the work, and hope he 
vUl soon complete it, so that we can bind the numbers in a permanent volume. 

Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Vol. VI. Philadel- 
phia : 1858. 8vo. pp. 429. 

This volume is entitied " Contributions to American History, and the expense of its 
publication is defrayed by a fund; to which fund, any person contributing twenty dollars, 
entitles such person to all the publications issut^d by the Society during life. The first 
article in the volume under notice is " Some Account of the So<'iety of the Cincinnati." 
S. Journal of the Meeting of the Society in 1 784. 3. The Insurrection in the Western 
Counties of Pennsylvania. 4. Presentation to the Hist. Soc. of Pa., of the Belt of 
Wampum delivered by the Indians to William Penn, at the great Treaty under the 
Elm Tree in 1682, Penn's Letters to the Indians, &c. 5. The Acadian Exiles. 6. 
The case of Major Andre. There are several fine illustrations in the volume. Among 
them a curious representation of the Bolt before mentioned. The paper, typography, 
Ac., is fully equal to any volume of historical collections issued by any of the historical 
aocieties iu the country. 

A History of the Rise^ Progress^ and Present Condition of the Bethlehem 
Female Seminary. With a Catalogue of its Pupils^ 1785—1858, By 
William C. Reichel. Philadelphia : 1858. 8vo. pp. 468. 

This is a very large as well as a very magnificent volume, iUostrated with a greal 
Qomber of fine plates ; consisting of Views and Portraits. It is, altc^ther, the mosl 
•aperb work of toe kind which has fallen under our notice. It contains many pieces, 
prose and verses, by pupils, or those who have been sach« which do thevi modi cfedil^ 
and reflect honor upon the eonductors of the inatitution. 

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A Sermon on the Re-opening of Christ Churchy Cambridge^ Mass,^ 
preached on tJie 24th Sunday after Trinity^ Nov. 22, 1857 ; with an 
Historical Notice of the Church, By the Rev. Nicholas Hoppin, Rec- 
tor. Boston : 1858. 8vo. pp. 79. 

Everything about this production is excellent ; an excellent sermon, valuable histor- 
ical notes, fine engravings representing the churrh edifices in 1792 and 1868. The 
original petitioners for a church (1759) embrace the since well known names, Henry 
Vassal, Joseph Lee, John Vassal, Ralph Inman, Thomas Oliver, David Phips, Robert 
Temple, James Apthorp. The first minister was the Rev. East Apthorp, who was bom 
in Boston, and was the fourth son of Charles Apthorp, Esq., an eminent merchant. 

Memoirs^ Counsels^ and Refections, By an Octogenary. Addressed to 
his Children and Descendants, and printed for their use. " The father 
to the children shall make known thy truth." — Is., xxxviii. 19. Cam- 
bridge : Metcalf and Company, printers to the University. 1857. 8vo. 
pp. 119. 

Thiji work of the venerable Rev. Dan Huntington of Hadley, consists of two sermons 
and notes, an autobiography, and a brief genealogy of the Huntingtons. Wc do not 
pi«8amc to make any extracts from the former, as they treated of private affairs. The 

f^nealogv is brief, and the author, by assuring us that the Rev. £. B. Huntington of 
tamford. Conn., has an elaborate work on the subject, soon to appear, relieves us from 
the task of reviewing the present book at length. We trust soon to report the appear- 
ance of the new book. w. u. w. 

American Annual Obituary. 

There is in press, and soon to be published, a volume, entitled ''Annual Obituaries." 
This work has been undertaken by tne Hon. Nathan Crosbt of Lowell, Mass., for the 
editorship of which he is well calculated ; and, judging from the facilities at his com* 
mand, and the industry which he has bestowed upon it, ihe volume must be highly 
Taloable to the public. We understand that Phillips, Sampson & Co., are the publishers. 

The Morse Monument^ erected at Medfeld, Mass., April 27, 1858, by 
their Descendants in reverence for their Memories, and gratitud*. for 
their Benefactions. 

Such is the inscription upon a fine lithographic print, representing the Morse Monu- 
ment. This monument is wrought out of the most durable- stone, and consists of three 
square obelisks or columns, united at the base. The centre column is thus inscribed : 
" To the Memory of Seven Puritans, who emigrated from England to America in 1635 
-9.*' On a tablet t)n the same column below is this :—** Samuel Morse, born 1585; 
settled in Dcdham, 1636 ; died at Medfield, 1654. Joseph Morse settled at Ipswich, 
where he died, 1646." The other two columns represent two other families of Morses. 
On the one: — "John Morse, bom 1604; settled at New Haven, and died at Walline- 
• for4, Ct., 1707, ae. 103." On the other : Anthonv Morse, born at Mariboro*, England, 
1606 ; died at Newbury, 1686. William Morse, 'born 1608, died 1683, at N. Robert 
and Peter, their brothers, settled and died in New Jersey " 

In justice to the Rev. Abn kr Mokse, it should be stated, that it is through his ontir- 
ing exertions, that this Monument, at a cost of 300 dollars, has been erected. 

A ViGOHOUB Old Aob. — Mrs. Lucy Osgood, of Salisbury, who is now in her 97th 
year, for two years has attended the ** Cattle Show " in this city. A year ago she 
stopped at the north end with her friends, and after walking three quarters of a mile, 
stood for two hours about the mall to see the balloon ascension, and then walked baok. 
When the stage called for her in die evening, she for some time declined entering it, 
because it was crowded, saying she could walk to Salisbarv, which was some three 
miles. This year she walked from the north end and visited the Fair, apparently no 
more fatigued than half the girls who had never seen twenty summers. Since she was 
nine^ years old, she has walked from Salisbury, and experienced no inoonvenieooe 
tkmirom.—Newtwifimrt HmM^ Oct., 1857. 

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Dandridob, Philip P. of Virginia, to 
Mrs. B«ttv Taylor Bliss, dan. of tho late 
General 2. Taylor and wid. of the late 
Major Bliss. 

Dixon, B. H., at the Cathedral, Toronto, 
on the 8 May, by the Hon. and Rt. Rev. 
the Lord Bishop of Toronto, assisted bv 
the Rev. Richard Mitchell, M. A., RectoV 
of York Mills, B. Homer Dixon, K.N.L., 
eldest son of the late Thomas Dixon, 
K.N.L., K.L., to Kate McGill, second 
dau. of the Hon. Chief Justice Macaulay. 

Lbb, Mr. William P., Salem, to Miss 
Hannah G., dan. of Hon. J. Thomas 

Wbhtworth, Mr. John A. of Wentworth, 
Iowa, to Miss Rachel A. Griffis of Fred- 
erickton, N. B., at Boston, 1 March. 


Abbot, Mrs. Polly, Westford, 3 March, 
tb. 90 yrs. 7 mos. 11 ds. ; widow of Mr. 
Jacob Abbot. 

Adams, Col. Chester, Natick, 15 March, 
e. 72 ; many years a member of the 
General Court, and one year a member 
of the Council. 

Adams, Mr. Thomas, Halifax, Vt, 14 
April, le. 90. 

AiKKN, Mr. Robert, Boston, 25 April, 
se. 72. 

AiN8 WORTH, Rev. Laban, Jaffrey, N. H., 
17 March, ee. 100 yrs. 7 mos. 28 ds. He 
bad been a pastor of the Conj^regational 
charch in that town seventy-four years I 

Babbitt, Mr. Isaac, Jamtstown, N. Y., 
8 Feb., m. 75. 

Baldwin, Mrs. Margaret D., 19 May, «e. 
89; wid. of the Rev. Dr. Baldwin. 

Balpour, Mrs. Mary, Charlestown, 29 
May, as. 72; wid. of the Rev. Walter 

Batcubldbr, Mrs. Hannah, Salem, 17 
April, in her 87tli year. She had kept 
a dry goods store on Essex Street above 
Bixty years, and by her ba.<9iness accu- 
mulated a handsome fortune. Her in- 
tegrity and honesty are proverbial. 

Battlbs, Mr. Benjamin, Chelmsford, 18 
Feb., ac. 67 yrs. 7 mos. 

Bbxtov, Hon. Thomas Hart, Washing- 
ton, 10 April, tb, 76 yrs. and 1 mo. want- 
ing four days. He was a native of North 
Carolina, passed his youth in Tcnn&nsoe, 
settled in Missouri in 1815, and was one 
of this State's first U. S. Senators, in 
which office he was continued thirty 
years. He married Elizabeth, dau. of 
Col. James McDowell of RocJtbridge 
Co., Va. His surviving children are, 

Mrs. William Carey Jones, Mrs. Ann 
Benton Fremont, Mrs. Sarah Benton 
Jacob, and Madame Susan Benton Boil- 
eau, now at Calcutts, w^ife of the Frendi 
consul-general. Col. Benton lost his 
wife in 1854, after which event he visited 
no places of amusement or festivity. 

BiQBLOw, Mr. Con vers, Weston, 28 Feb., 
of apoplexy, se. 7a yrs. 3 mos. 

Blakb, Col. Solomon, Brewer, Me., 4 
May, SB. 93. 

Borden, Mrs. Alice, Fall River, 12 March, 
>e. 90 ; wid. of Joseph Borden. 

BoDTBLLB, Mrs. Molly, South Beading, 
22 March, se. 90 yrs. 4 mos. 

BoYDBK, Mr. Daniel, South Deerfield, 27 
May, SB. 81. 

Breckknridgb, Mra. Mary H., Louis- 
ville, Ky. (at the residence of her son, 
the Rev. W. L. Breckenridge), 26 March, 
in her 90th vear. 

Browk, Charles H., Em]., Boston, 1 April, 
ss. 66. He was a native of Newbnryport, 
but has resided in Boston thirty-six years. 
For the last six years he has been presi- 
dent of the Atlas bank. 

Brown, Mrs. Rowena, Wilmington, N. C, 
28 March, m, 29 yrs. ; wife of A«a A. 
Brown, Esq., and dau. of the late Milton 
Cushing of Putnam, Muskingum Co., 
Ohio, and grcat-grand-dau. of General 
Rufus Putnam of the Revolution. 

BiTLLARD, Mrs. Anna, Framincham, 4 
April, SB. 77 ; wid. of Jotham Ballard. 

BuLLARD, Mr. Samuel P., New Orleans, 
7 Feb., le. 58 ; a native of Providence, 
R. I., of the firm of Toulmin, Bullard 
& Co. 

BuRK, John Erie, Bemardston, 23 March, 
se. 48 yrs. Deacon Burk was the fourth 
generation from "Hon. Major Burk," 
one of the first settlers of Bemardston, 
and quice a distinguished man in that 
section of the State for thirty years be- 
fore the Revolutionary war, both in civil 
and military affairs. He w:i8 first com- 
missioned by Gov. Shiriey, under King 
George II., 1 March, 1747', as ** Ensign 
of a company of Volunteers raided for 
his Majestic's service for the defence of 
the western frontiers." Ho was subse- 
quently oom missioned as lieutenant, then 
captain, and finally as major, by Gov. 
Pownal, in 1760, in the thirtv-third year 
of the reign of King George \L Ue'was 
in active service in the French and In- 
dian war, and was at the surrender of 
Fort William Henry, Aug. 10, 1757, at 
which time he narrowly escaped flrom 
massacre, losing all his clothing except 
his deerskin breeches and his silver 
watch. He lost property at that time 
valaed at ^£328 8i., oontinentBl car- 

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rency — probably abont $50 in specie. 
He died at Deerfield while attending the 
public service, in 1784, ae. 67 yrs. The 
following is the inscription on his grave- 
stone in the old burying-ground in Bcr- 
nardston : 
«( H>re I ra U11 to reach tb« po^e, 

Or grwup the ooeMn wi'h my ^pftn, 
I muBi be mvasurtsd by my loul — 

Th« min'ft the uandardot the man.'*^ 

The following are the ancestors of the 
subject of this notice : Mnj. John Bark, 
al)Ove mentioned, who died in 1784 
John Bark, 2d, died in 1796. ». 36 
John Burk, 3d, died in 1812, le. 28 
John E. Burk, the fonrth generation and 
the last male descendant of his distin- 
gnishcd ancestor. 

Deacon Burk was ever esteemed and 
trusted in the community in which he 
lived. For many years he was a deacon 
of the Baptist church in Bemardston, a 
selectman of that town in 1850, a repre- 
sentative in the legislature, a justice of 
the peace, and, on the first Monday of 
March last, was elected by the town one 
of the trustees of Powers Institute. 

H. w. o. 

BuTUBR, Miss Ann C, Boston, 18 May, 
se. 80. 

BuxTOv, Mr. Jonathan, North Dan vers, 5 
March, le. 92 yrs. 2 mos. 23 days. 

Champlin, Mrs. Rebecca, Warren, R. I., 
4 March, se. 81 ; wid. of Cupt. William 
Champlin of Bristol, R. I. 

Chapman, Mr. Albert Pierce, Palmer, 18 
Feb., SB. 31 ; a native of Peterboro', N. H., 
resided some five years in Boi^ton, and 
was highly respected as a business man. 
A younger brother. Walter 1). Chapman, 
died in Boston about four weeks later, 
». 22. 

Clapp, Capt. Samuel, Marshfield, 9 Feb., 
ae. 89. 

Clark, Stanford R., West Brattleboro', 
Vt., 2 April, IB. 46 ; a grad. of Amherst, 
1833. He waft son of the Hon. Samuel 
Clark of W. Bratileboro', Vt. 

Coffin, Mrs. Frances Cutler, Lynn, 17 
April, SB. 56 ; widow of the late Edward 
L. Collin, M. D. She was the daughter 
of Samuel Cutler, Esq., and horn nt 
Caml>ridgeport, Mass., 27 May, 1802 ; 
married to Dr. Coffin 14 June, I'sdl. He 
died 31 March, 1845, leaving her with 
two small children, — an only son and an 
only daughter, — ^whom she has brought 
up in a manner that bespeaks much fur 
her wisdom, prudence and Christian in- 
flaence. w. p. 

CoLMAN, Dr. William, Pittsfield, 27 April, 
as. 92. 

CoNKLiN, Mrs. Rebecca Browning, Leices- 
ter, 9 Feb., ae. 87. 

CoTHREN, Willie Steele, Woodbury, Ct., 
25 April, as. 20 months ; only cidid of 
the Hon. William Cothreo. 

Croswell, Rev. Harry, D. D., New Ha- 
ven, Ct., in his 83d year; had been 
Rector of an Episcopal (Trinity) church 
there 43 years. To Jan. 1, 1856, he had 
officiated at 2,5.53 baptisms, 873 mar- 
riages and 1,842 burials. He was father 
of the late Rev. Dr. Wm. Croswell of 
Christ church (Boston), and Sherman, 
for many years editor of the Albany 
Argus, and Frederick, many years judge 
of the Probate court of New Haven. A 
newspaper, called the Balance, published 
at Hudson, was edited by him from 1803 
to 1808, making 6 vols, in 4to. A copy 
of this work is in the Editor's library. 
It was rather a violent anti* Jefferson 
paper. For some of his remarks on Mr. 
Jefferson's conduct, Mr. Croswell was 
prosecuted for a libel. An account of 
his trial was published. 

Curtis, Mrs. Ann, Somerville, 24 Feb., 
se. 72 yrs. 7 mos. ; widow of the late 
Noah Curtis, Esq. of Quincy. 

Curtis, Joseph, Esq., Jamaica Plain, West 
Roxburv, 13 Feb., ae. 85 yrs. 4 mos. 20 
days, his great-great-grandfather, Wil- 
liam Curtis, with his wife Sarah and four 
children, came from England to America 
in the year 1632, and settled on a farm 
lying on Stony river in Koxbury, where 
he had four more children bom to him. 
His youngest child, Isaac, bom in 1642, 
inherited the homestead, with the con- 
dition that he should take care of his 
parents in their old age. The emigrant, 
William, died 8 Dec. 1672, «b. 80. Hi« 
wife, Sarah, died 20 March, 1673, aa. 73. 
The old homestead is now in possession 
of the fifth Isaac C, who has also a son 

• of that name. 

The eldest Isaac had a son Samuel, 
bom 2 Sept. 1688, who married, 6 June, 
1711, Hannah Gore of Roxburv. In 
1712 he purchased twenty acres o?* land 
on Jamaica Plain, bounding on the pond, 
and, in 1722, built the house yet standing 
on the premises. By two later purchases 
he increased his premises to thirty-one 
acres, which constituted the original Ja- 
maica Plain farm. Samuel and Hannah 
(Gore) Curtis had eleven children, of 
which number Joseph and Benjamin, 
twins, were bom 11 Jan. 1721-2. Sam- 
uel C. died at J. P. 19 Feb. 1772, ib. 84. 
His wife, Hannah, died there 13 Oct. 
1775, in her 88th year. 

Joseph, twin brother of Benjamin C, 
remained at home with his father, Sam- 
uel, until the age of 21, when he pur- 
chased a negro man and horse, and be- 
gan farming on his own account. He 
was the first person who sent vegetables 
to Boston market in a cart — they bavine 
been previously carried in panniers. He 
came into possession of the family estate 
by buying out the other heirs, paying 
one half of the purchaae money at the 

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decease of each parent, and agreeinff to 
support them comrortably during tneir 
natural lives. Ue lived a bachelor until 
the age of (iftv. Hid house was the seat 
of hosipitality for his relations and friends, 
and the poor and needy were refreshed 
by his bounty. 

He married, 3 July, 1771, Katherino, 
bom May, 1735, youngest daughter of 
Timothy and Mary Parker of Jamaica 
Plain, Roxbury. She was a very su- 
perior woman, possessed of a strong, dis- 
criminating mind, with groat wit and 
turn for repartee, and was nniversally 
beloved by old and young for her cheer- 
fulness and benevolence. 

Joseph Curtis, Sen. was bom in the 
house built by his father, Samuel, in 
1732, and died there 28 Jan. 1792, se. 
70. His wife, Katherine, died there 16 
June, 1803, n. 67. Their eldest son, 
Joseph, Jr., was bom in the ancient 
house 23 Sept. 1772, and there married,- 
S7 May, 1800, Bethiah Allan, daughter 
of Jeremiah and Abigail Parker of Uox- 
bnry. He inherited Uie homestead, and, 
from time to time, added to its dimen- 
sions. He also inherited the kind and 
benevolent dispositions of both his pa- 
rents. [From Miu C P. Curtis* 8 manu- 
Mcrifit gmealogy of the descendants of Wil- 
liam Curtis. L. M. H. 

Davbnpokt, Mrs. Dimis Tjoomis, Boston, 
23 April, SB. 83 ; wid. of Asher Daven- 

Dennt, Mrs. Lncretia, Leicester, 12 April, 
B. 90 ; widow of the late Mr. Thomas 

Dickinson, Mr. Job, Grand Rapids, Mich., 
11 April, OB. 86 ; a native of Granby, M$i. 

DoBB, Sullivan, Esq., Providence, 2 Mar., 
a native of Boston, and father of the 
late Thomas W. Dorr. He had re- 
sided in Ptovidence more than tifty years 
The grave of Uoger Williams is said to 
be included in his estate. 

Dbakr, Richard G., Esq., Philadelphia, 
Pa., 30 Fobmary ; of the well-known 
law firm of Chapman & Drake of Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

Dbkw, Charles, Esq., Duxbury, 4 Feb., 
a). 88 yrs. 10 mos. 

Dbown,* Mrs. Isabella, Rye, N. H., 22 
March, s. 98 yrs. 4 mos. ;' widow of Mr. 
Henry Drown. 

Eastman, Mr. Phineas, Manchester, N. H., 
S4 May, le. 67; formerly of Canaan, 
N. H. 

Eaton, Rev. Asa, D. D., Boston, 24 Mar., 
in the 80th year of his age ; long Rector 
of Christ church in this city. His funeral 
took place on the 25th. He was a grad. 
of H. C. 1803. 

Eaton, Mrs. Ruth, North Reading, 5 
Maroh, so. 103 }tb. 4 mos. 3 days. 

ELWBI.L, Mrs. Betsy, Gloucester, 9 Feb., 
IS. 77 yf». • mos. 11 d^ys. 

Edbs, Mrs. Dorothy C, 26 liareh, ss. 85. 

Emkrsoit, Mra. Eunice, Westbrook, Me., 
17 Feb., SB. 88 yrs. 9 mos. ; widow of the 
late James E., Esq., formerly ot Bridge- 
ton, Me. 

Fabbab, Mr. Debonaer, Boston, 14 March, 
as. 54 yrs. 5 mos. ; formerly of N. H. 

Flint, "Mrs. Sallv, South Danvcrs, S8 
Feb., ». 88 ; widow of Capt. Hesekiah 

Flint, Mr. Isaac, Greenwood, Me., 19 
April, ae. 764 yrs. ; one of the first act- 
tlcrs of the town, and a native of Mass. 

FoLGEB, Mr. Aaron, Nantucket, 84 April, 
ae. 82. 

FoBBKS, Mr. Amasa, Portland, Me., 17 
Feb., ae. 81 ; a much esteemed citixen 
of Westbrook, Me. 

Fbbeman, Rt Rev. Geo. W., Little Ro(^, 
Ark., 29 April, ae. 68. He was one of a 
family of twenty children, all of whom 
arrived at mature years. The Rev. Fred- 
erick Freeman of Sandwich is his bro- 
ther. The deceased was bishop of Ark. 

Fbbnch, Dr. Otis, Gilmanton Iron Works, 
N. H., 9 April, ae. 53 ; a native of Sand- 
wich. He received his medical degree 
at D. C. 1827, was in practice in Gilman- 
ton nearly thirty years, where he acquired 
a deservedly high reputation, as well as 
a man and citizen, as a physician. Ha 
represented the town in the General Court 
in 184d-4, and held other oflSces of trust; 
all of which he discharged with honor to 
himself and advantage to the community. 

Gabdner, Capt. Joseph, Wobum, 9 Apnl, 
ae. 78 years, 6 mos. 

Gardner, Mr. Samuel, Winchester, 15 
April, ae. 88. 

GiLCHBiBT, Hon. John, Washington, 29 
April, 80. 49 yrs. 2 mos. 13 ds.; judge of the 
U. S. Court of Claims. He grad. H. C, in 
1828, was a lawyer in Charlestown, N. 
H. Married a dau. of the late Ex*Gov. 
Hubbard, became judge of the Supreme 
Court of N H., and finally of the Court 
of Claims of the U. S., as above stated. 

GiLMAN, Rov. Samuel, D. D., Kingston, 
9 Feb., in his 67th year; of Charleston, 
S. C, a grad. at H. C. 1811. 

GuBT, Mrs. Susannah, Lincoln, 21 Feb., 
ae. 84. 

Guild, Benjamin, Esq., Boston, 30 March, 
ae. 72 years 10 mos. ; a gentleman en- 
deared to a wide circle of a(*quaintances, 
among whom his urbanity of manners 
snd intelligence were highly appreciated. 
He graduated at H. C. in l'804. 

Halk, Dea. Jonas, Wobum, 23 Feb., ae. 77. 

Hamilton, Mrs. Mehitable, Conway, 2 
April, ae. 88; wife of Micah Hamilton. 

Habb, Robert, M. D., Philadelphia, 15 
May, in his 77th year ; noted for his dis* 
coveries in chemistry, electro-magnetism, 

Habbis, George, Esq., Boston, 80 May, 
ae. 76 yrs. 5 mos. 

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'HASKMLh, Mn. Lois, Ipswich, March, ao. 
81 ; wife of Mr. Daniel Haskell. 

HimiAN, Mre. Martha A., Newbiinr, Vt., 
Feb., widow of the late Dr. C. T. Uin- 
man, first president of the Northwestern 
Univ^ersity, near Chicago, and oldest 
daa. of the Hon. Timothy Morse of 

HooPBB, Mr. Joseph, Waterboro', Me., 
10 March, ». 94. 

Hunt, Mr. Freeman, New York. 2 March, 
A. 53 ; pablisher of the Merchant's 
Magazine. He was a native of Quincy, 
Mass., where he was born, 21 March, 
1804 ; son of Nathan and Mary (Turner) 

HnssBT, Mr. Charles F., Nantucket, 22 
May, tb. 83. 

Jbwbtt, Mrs. Rebecca, Pepperell, 10 April, 
». 90. 

JoNsa, Mr. Anthony, Hopkinton, 11 Jan., 
SB. 67. He was the son of Isaac, b. 1757, 
who was the son of Anthony, who was 
the son of John, Esq., who came from 
Boston to Hopkinton, and joined the 
church there in 1727. Hem. Hannah, 
daughter of Savill Simpson, one of the 
wardens of Kint^'g chapel, who took ap 
631 acres of land in Hopkinton in 16S9. 
The children of John and Hannah were 
John, Simpson and Anthony. The lat- 
ter m. Elizabeth Alden, 1747, and had 
Nathaniel, b. 1748; Hannah, b. 1749; 
Elizabeth, b. 1750; Anthony, b. U.'iS; 
Jno., b. ns.*). Isaac, b. 1757, d. 181A; 
Samuel, b. 1759; Lydia, 1762; Anna, 
1764; Elisha, 1768; Mehetable, 1770. 
Isaac m. Martha Butler, 1781, d. 1848, 
and had Isaac, Simpson, Anthony, Patty 
and Betsey. Anthony m. Sophia Lokcr 
of Natick, d. 1857, and had Lucy Ann, 
who m. Charles Watson; and Sophia N., 
who m. Joseph Hanson Walker. — E, 

JonES, Archibald, Esq., Frankfort, Me., 
8 Feb., A. 81 yrs. 4 mo., a native of 
Won«ster, Ms., whence he emigrated in 

^owBS, Mr. Cyras, Brlmfleld, 10 Feb., se. 

KfMBALL, Mr. Benjamin, Littleton, 27 
Mi»y, suddenly, m. 74. 

KiBO, Mr. John, Leicester, 24 May, sa. 81 
years, 7 months, 25 day;). 

LINCOLN, Capt. Jacob, Ea««tport, Me., 14 
March, se. 91 ; a native of Uinghnm, Ms. 
He WAS clerk of the first town-meeting in 
Ea5tpoit, held May 11, 1798. A brother 
of his is living in Hingham, over 80, and 
a sifter at Coha«et, aged 94. 

LoRiwo, Mrs. Rachel, Great Barrington, 
12 April, SD. 89 ; widow of licvi Lonng. 

J^Vftr, Mrs. Rebecca, Newburvport, 24 
Feb., SD. 81 ; widow of Capt. Joseph C. 

Maksb, Mrs. Sarah, Heath, 9 April, de. 100 
yv»M, % BioBtht, 7 days. 

Mabow, Mrs. Mary, Boston, 10 April, m, 
80 ; wid. of the well-known lawyer, Jer- 
emiah Mason. 

Maxby, Mrs. Mary Bull, 31 Dec. 1857, 
SB. 81, wid. of Milton M., Esq., lawyer of 
Beaufort, S. C. Mrs. M. died at the 
residence of her son-in-law, Rev. Chas. 
Ed. Leverett, Rector of Prince William's 

Major Gen. Stephen Bull, the fiither 
of this venerable lady, held the high rank 
of a Colonial Commander in the Revo- 
lutionary War. Inheriting a large estate, 
he nobly perilled it for tlie defence of his 
country. In revenge for his brave and 
vigorous partisanship, his splendid resi- 
dences at Sheldon and Laurel Bay were 
burnt, the first named by the British Gen. 
Prevost, on his march from Savannah to 
the siege of Charleston, 1780, and the 

f>lantation8 connected with them ruth- 
essly ravaged and destroyed. For his 
adoption of the American side he was 
disinherited of another family estate, 
Ashley Hall, on Ashley River, by his 
uncle, William Bull, the loyalist Gov- 
ernor of South Carolina during the rev- 
olution. Gen. Bull was grandson of the 
first governor, William Bull, 1738-1743, 
and gr. grandson of the Hon. Stephen 
Bull, a cavalier emigrant in the earliest 
days of South Carolina. o. ■. L. 

Maxwell, Mrs. Olive, Heath, 9 Marbh, 
0B. 81, widow of Mr. Hugh Maxwell. 

Matnard, William, Esq., Chilmark, 27 
Feb., ee. 89. 

Mayo, Mra. Huldah, widow, Hampden, 
Me., 8 Feb., w. 95. 

M KADIS, Mrs. Mary M., Dinwiddle, Va., 

. March, as. 80 ; mother of the Hon. Rich- 
ard Kidder Meade, U. S. minister to 

Mbars, Mr. Elijah, Boston, 2 Mar., m. 80. 

Mbllkn, Mr. Joshua, Way] and, 22 F<3b., 
as. 94; father of Chief Justice Helien. 

Mbssenobr, Mr. Jonathan, Canton, 17 
April, IB. 80i| years. 

MiTCHBLL, Mrs. Anna, Nantucket, 6 F^., 
ae. 83 ; widow of the late Mr. Moses M. 

Morse, Mrs. Nancy B., Boston, 25 April, 
ae. 78 years, 1 1 months. 

Nash, Mr. James, Abington, 18 March, 
ae. 72. 

Nbwbll, Moses, Esq., West Newhury, 
March, ae. 63 ; one of the most pnom- 
inent men in the County of Essex. 

Nbwhall, Mrs. Elliot, Maiden, 8 March, 
ae. 64 years, 4 months. 

Nbwhall, Mr. Jabez, Conway, 2 April, 
ae. 81. 

NoBLR, Capt. Nathan, Salem, 17 March, 
ae. 75. 

O'Bribit, Hon. Jeremiah, Madiias, Me., 
30 May, ae. 80. 

Obborn, Rer. Ethan, Fairton, N. J», 1 
May, in his 100th year, a soldier of the 
Revolution, and An: 70 yean a r ^ 

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Marriages and Deaths. 


of the Gospel. He would have been 100 
bad he Jived till Ani^ust next. 

Palm kB, Mr. Ezra, Boston, '26 March, ae. 
76 years, 5 months. 

Pabkkr, Mrs. Mary, Ncwburyport, 14 
March, ae. 91 ys. 9 mo., wid. Deacon 
Silas P. 

Pak8<>k8, Mrs. Abigail, Hinsdale, 8 May, 
ae. 94. 

Patt£K8on, Enoch, Esq., Dedbam, 17 
March, ae. 85. 

Pattehson, Mrs. Mary, Dcdham, 19 May, 
ae. 78 ; widow of the above. 

Pbabodt, Mrs. AbiKail> Salem, 8 April, 
ae. 95 vs. 9 ds. ; widow of the Intc Sam- 
uel Peabody. Supposed the oldest per- 
son in the city. 

Pearson, Mr. Moody, Newburyport, 22 
Feb.. ae. 71. 

Peck, Kev. John Mason, D. D., Itock 
Spring, near St. Louis, Mo., 15 March, 
in his 69th year ; a native of Litchfield, 
Ct. He was a Baptist minister, and as 
early as 1818 he took up his residence at 
St. Louis, Mo., and originated the fin$t 
Baptist Society in that city. Mr. Peck 
became a writer, and his works discover 
a vigorous mind, and were deservedly 
popular ; especially his books about the 
West. In 1852, Harvard College gave 
bim the degree of D. D. The date of 
his birth is Oct. 31, 1789. 

Perry, Com. Matthew C, New York, 4 
March. He was a younger brother of 
the late Commo<1ore O. H. Peiry. 

PoMBROT, Mrs. Fidelia, East Hampton, 
10 May, ae. 78. 

PoMBROT, Mrs. Susan, Pittslicld, 15 May, 
ae. 78. 

Powell, Mrs. Mary, Boston, 21 March, 
ae. 92. 

Randall, Capt. Heathersby, Bowdoinham, 
Me., 17 April, ae. 92. 

Rice, Mrs. Elizabeth S., Portsmouth, N. 
H. ; 3 March, ae. 86. 

BiGHABDSON, Mr. Lemuel, Wobum, 12 
Feb. ae. 72 years, 5 months. 

Backett. — The Bar of this city has sus- 
tained a severe loss in the death of two 
of its roost worthy and respected mem- 
bers, the brothers, C. D. and G. A. 
Backett. The elder brother, C. D. S., 
died yesterday afternoon, of congestion 
of the lungs. His brother died tliis moni- 
ing of apoplexy, a consequence of the 
excitement and grief whieb the decease 
of his brother had induced. They were 
mnet estimable men; their relations 
tiirongh life had been singularly close; 
ther lived together, worked together, 
■ad died together. The elder brother 
was married, and died in his 60th year; 
the younger was a bachelor, and died in 
his 54th year.— -iST. Y. Et\ Post, 9 March, 

Sears, Mrs. Achsa, Monument, 16 Feb., 
in her 82d year. 

Slaok, Mr. Buggies, Chelsea, 19 April, 

ae. 65 ; a gentleman well known in Boa- 
ton, where he had been employed in 
connection with the Boston Post for 
many years. He was tJie father of 
Charles W. Slack, Esq., and of the Bev. 
Samuel R. Slack, of Newark, Del., an 
Episcopal clergyman. 

SoumwoRTH, Mr. Nathaniel, the well 
known miniature painter, on bis ^mtaj 
home to Hingham from the Steamer 
Canada, in which he had jnst returned 
from Europe. He was buried on the 
27th of April. 

Stakk, Mrs. Betsey, Bow, N. H., 14 BCaj, 
ae. 87 ; wife of Lt. John Stark. 

St ARK wrath BR, Dr. Robert, Chesterfield, 
8 May, ae. 92. 

Stewart, Mrs. Mary, Blanford, 20 Feb., 
ae. 94. 

Swift, Mrs. Ruth, Wareham, 18 March, 
at the residence of her dau., Mrs. P. S. 

Terry, Mr. David, Deer Isle, Me., 10 
March, ae. 91. 

TiLDBN, Mr. Thomas, Roxbary, 12 May, 
ae. 83; many years a respected citizen 
of Roxbury. 

Todd, Mr. Elias, Newbuiyport, 17 Feb., 
ae. 75. 

Towns, Mrs. Naocy F., Brookline, 3 May, 
ae. 40 ys. 5 mo. ; wife of Wm. B. Towne, 
Esq., and eldest daugh. of Mr. Jeremiah 
Hill. She was b. at Boston, 26 Nor. 181 7, 
and was a descendant of the seventh pen- 
cnition, commencing; with Ralph Hill, 
sen., an inhabitant of Billerica, at the in- 
corporation of the town in 1655, and who 
died there, 29 d. 2 mo. 1663. 

Trask, Miss Rachel, Beverly, 24 March, 
ae. 90. 

Trowbridob, Mrs. Anna, Newton Comer, 
28 Mhv, ae. 76 years, 5 mo. ; widow of 
Col. \Vm. T. 

TuKRT, Mr. William, Portland, Me., 19 
March, so. 93. He was in active service 
in the licvolutionary War, and was inti- 
mate with Talleyrand, when that cele- 
brated Frenchman wa.< in Portland. 

Ttlbr, Rev. Bennet, D. D., East Wind- 
sor, Ct., 14 May, in his 74th year, after 
an illness of only ten hours ; late Presi- 
dent of the Theolof^ical Seminary at that 
place. Mr. Tyler was an able theolo- 
{rian, and noted for his controvenual 
writinj^. He grad. at Yale in 1804, 
was Pa'Stdont of Dartmouth College, 
1822-8, succeede<l Dr. Payson in Port- 
land, Me., in which place' he continued 
till 1834, when he was ele<*ted at East 
Windsor. He had a lar^ family ; his 
eldest dau. was the first wife of Dr. C. E. 
Stowe ; another dau. m. the late Philip 
Greely, Jr., formerly Collector of Boa- 
ton. Edward Tyler, Esq., Cashier of 
the Suffolk Bank, is his son ; another is 
a missionary in Africa. 

Ttubr, Mrs. Esther, East Windsor Hill, 

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1868.] Oroton Epitaph. — A Descendant of Defoe. 


Ct., 25 May, a. 72 ; widow of the above, 
whom she survived but ten davs. 
Tyno, Kev. Dudley Atkins, Brookfield, 
near Philadelphia, 19 April, ae. 33. Ue 
was accidentally caught by his dressing- 

Sown in a cornshclling machine which 
e was viewing, which so injured one of 

his arms that amputation was necessary, 

but his life could not lie saved. He was 

a son of the Kev. Dr. Tyng, and whs b. 

in Pnnce George County, Md., in 1825. 
ViNCEKT, Mr.Wm. E., Dorchester, 12 Apr. 

». 65 ; teller of the State Bank, Boston. 
Wadk, Mr. Bcnj., senr., Natchez, Miss., 9 

May, a:. 62 j a native of Massachusetts. 
Wadsworth, Mrs. Priscilla S., 26 Feb., 

s. 87 ; widow of Wait W., Esq. 
Ward, Thos. W., Esq., Boston, 3 March, 

». 71 ; a well known and wealthy citizen. 
Warren, Mrs. Abigail, Charlestown, 19 

May, JE. 89 yrs, 1^ mo., widow of Isaac 

W., Esq. 
Warren, Mrs. Maij, Plymouth, 24 Mar., 

IB. 87 ; widow of Henry Warren. 
Waterman, Mr. William, Williamstown, 

26 Feb., le. 73. 
Webber, Kuth, Prescott, 20 Feb., ae. 98. 
Wbllinoton, Mr. Albert K., Lexington, 

5 March, as. 40 vrs. 9 mo. and 5 days ; 

8on of the late ^fr. Benj. 0. Wellington 

of Lexington. — (Bond's Watertown. ) 

WELLiKQTOir, Mrs. Hannah, Waltham, 16 
April, s. 76; widow of Richard Wel- 

Wells, Mr. Geoi^e, Sevier County, East 
Tennessee, 9 April, ». about 94 ; " one 
of the remnants of the days of the revo- 
lution." He was accidentally killed by 
a tree, which, in its fall, sti'uck the log- 
cabin in which he was, knocking a piece 
of it against his head, causing a wound 
of which he died. He is said to have 
been the father of 21 children. 

Wells, John B., Esq., Boston, 18 March, 
SB. 75. 

Wentworth, Miss Elizabeth L., Roxbuiy, 
29 March, ae. 62 ; formerly of Canton. 

Wentworth, John Paul, only son of the 
Hon. John and Marie (Loom is) Went- 
worth of Chicago, 111., at the residence 
of his maternal gr.- father, Riley Loomi^ 
of Troy, N. T., on the 27th March, s. 5 
mo. 9 days. 

White, John, Skowhegan, Me., 20 April, 
ae. 92. 

WuiTON, Mrs. Emma, Hingham,4 March, 
ae. 83 ; widow of Capt. Ezra Whiton. 

Williams, Mrs. Han-iet Harding, Mosul, 
East Indies, 25 Dec. ; dau. of the Rev. 
Sewall Harding of Boston, bhe had 
recently arrived upon her field of mis- 
sionary labors. 



Inclosed I send you a copy of the oldest inscription in the Groton bury- 
ing place. Mr. Butler, in his History of Groton, page 253, thus alludes 
to it : — ^^ It is supposed that the first seltlers buried their dead in this 
place, though there is no monument bearing an inscription, to tell whose 
dust lies there, earlier than that of James Prescott, 1704. This is an 
un wrought flat stone, the name, age and time of death indented with a 
common pick.*' He was the son of Jonas and Mary [LokerJ Prescott, 
and was born March 16, 1684. See Butler's History, page 428. 

S. A. G. 





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A Lineal Descendant of Defoe. — Walter Savage Landor and Charles- 
Knight have discovered a great-grandson of Defoe, the author of Robinson 
Crusoe. He is seventy-eight years old, living in London, in a state of 
destitution. Landor has addressed an appeal to every school -boy, and 
every one who has ever been a school-boy, to subscribe one penny each 
for his immediate relief. James Defoe is a box-maker and undertaker; 
has had a family of eight children — two of whom are yet living — James 
and Priscilla. Mr. Knight has received and expended about i£50 during 
the year for him. — 19 November^ 1855. 

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288 Payments, ^e. [Ju'F- 

PATMEim.<— ilAofijr, N. Y,, E. E. Kenrick, J. F. Winslow, H. D. Puine, K. Wood- 
ward ; Amhent, N. H., P Dodge; Adrian, Mich., 8. F. Spoffbrri ; Andover, S. Famr; 
Bottaa, P. WiUard, H. Lee. Jr., J. K. Kimball, E. Palmer, T. Parker, A. Child, D. W. 
Holmes, W. Parsons, J. A. Lowell, P. Butler, H. Rice, W. Adams, T. L. Tamer, C. 
C. P. Moody, O. Tufts, A. Beale, F. Haven, A. D. Hodges, W. R. Dcane, F. W. 
Lincoln, J. G. Chandler, J. H. Blake, W. Lewis, C. C. Jewett, D. A. Boynton, L. M. 
Sargent, J. A. Steams, S. T. Farwell, Mrs. White, I). Draper. G. B. Upton, A. Daris, 
J. Wlilard ; Baitimon, Md., W. E. Mayhew; BoKcuom, N. //., W. Temple; Bttrru^- 
ton, N. //., J. S. Femald ; Beverly, A. T, Leach ; Buffalo, N. Y., L. K. Haddock, N. 
K. Hall, B. S. Ilawley ; Braintree, B. V. French ; Brifjhion, D. W. Hoyt; Oeoeland, O., 
W. A. Otid, E. Wndc, T. Breck ; Cincinnati, ()., H, Emerson ; Canton, B. Ames ; Om- 
wag, A. Howland ; Cambridge. C. H. Morse, G. Livcrmore, Harvard College, W. G. 
Steams, C. Francis; Cattine, Me., D. Johnson; Chioayo, III,, £. S. L. Richuxlson, £. 
Lane, J. Wentvrorth ; Chelaea, S. BaKtett, O. Mcrriara ; Dennytville, Me., P. E. Vose ; 
Dover, N, //., N. Martin; Lkdham, W. Ballard, E. Wilkinson; Dorchester, R. Vose; 
Eaa tiaddam, Ct., D. B. Warner; East Bockport, O., A. W. Brown ; Ellington, O., F. 
W. Chapman ; Framingham, G. N. Bigelow ; Fitchbarg, F. Perkins ; Gioacester, J. J. 
Babson ; Galena, III., A. M. Haines ; Haverhill, Mrs. Merrill ; Hartford, Ct., J. B. Hos- 
mer, J. H. Trumhnll ; Hingham, S. Lincoln ; Hatfitid, G. W. Hubbard ; Jertey Vitjf, 
S. Alofscn ; Jamaica Plain, C. P. Curtis ; Jaffrtg, N. H., J. Melville ; IndianoftoU*, 
ind., A. G. Willard ; Lmn, A. Rhodes, W. Bassctt, E. S. Johnson ; Lowell, J. Avery, 
N. Crosby; Lenox, H. Taft; Lynnfidd, J. Ncwhall ; Lawrence, J. R. Rollins; Utck- 
fidd, Ct., G. U. Holliiiter ; Monton, J. R. Flynt ; Mtd/ord, A. T. Wild ; Milwaukee, 
Wis., J. F. Birchard, E. D. Holton ; Mmdon, J. G. Metcalf ; Middletown, O., E. Steams; 
Manchester, iV. H., S. D. Bell, M. H. Bell, City Library ; ManhattanviUe, N. Y., T. M. 
Peters; Marlboro', 8. R. Phelps; iVeio York, H. M. Smith, J. H. RedHeld, C. Swan, 
B. W. Bonney, S. Wetmore, B. Pomeroy, J. Lenox, G. W. Pratt, E. H. Davis. Merc 
Library, B. J. Lossing, A. W. Griswold ; Nashville, Tenn., C. W. Smith ; Northjield, Vi., 
H. M. ]3ates ; New Haven, Ct., W. 8. Porter ; NorthoMpton, C. A. Dewey ; New London, 
Ct., T. W. Williams. R. Hallnm ; Norfolk, Ct., R. Battell ; Norton, G. F. Clarke ; AW- 
wich, Ct., S. Bliss; Putnam, O., A. Kingsbury; Peoria, ///., C. H. Dcane; Portland, 
Me., EL K. Hinckley ; Providence, R. L, H. T. Beckwith ; Philadelphia, Pa., J. Jonlan, 
Jr.; Rockingham, N. C, S. H. Webb; Roiidntrg, J. Dudley, J. \V. Parker; ^iaUnt, M. 

A. Stickiiey ; S/trinqJidd, J. W. Crooks, C. Steams, R. D'. Morris : Scarboro', Me., J. 

B. Thornton; St. Paul, Min., W. H. Kelly; Stonington, a., J. D. Champlin ; iSbiie& 
Reading, L. Eaton ; ikockbridge, D. D. Field ; iihawneetown. III., J. Bowles ; 7atiirfofi, 
H. L. Ddnforth, W. A. Sproai, E. H. Reed; Trog, N. Y, I. M'Conhie; iVesterh, R. L, 

C. U. Dcnison ; Worcester, C. B. Whiting. A. H. Wilder, B. F. Haywood. J. S. Famum^ 
W. R. Bigelow, L Jenison, C. Allen; Woonsocket, R. /.. L B. Peck; Westjidd, J. H. 
Stow, Jr., J. Fowler, E. Davis ; Watertown, N. Whiting, B. Dana, Jr. ; Wilmington, 
N. C, A. A. Brown ; West Waterjbrd, Vt., A. B. Carpenter; West Nesoton, C. Pierce; 
Warwick, R. L, G. A. Brayton. 

QuBRTS.— Joseph Simonds, bom in Wobum Oct 18, 1652, m. Mary , and 

move<l to Lexington. What was the date of this marriage, and the name and parent- 
age of his wife ? 

Was William Simonds, of Wobum 1644, related to Samuel Simonds of Ipswich? 
and if so, how related ? 

Daniel Livermore of Watertown married, about 1703, a second wife. Mary, who, 
after his death, married, Aug. 17, 1724, John Goodenow of Sudbury. What was her 
name and parentage ? 

Daniel Livermore (son of John and Grace, baptized Oct. 7, 1643, while they resided 
hi New Haven) was living at the date of his father's will, 1684, but probably died be- 
fore 1690. Where did he reside? whom did he marry? John Russell married in 
Charlestown, Nov. 12, 1691,* Marg Livermore. Was she the widow of Daniel Uw- 

Richard Sherman in his will [Geneal. Reg., IX., p. 227] calls Edmand Aagiar and 
John Livermore his kinsmen. What was the relationship ? 

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ftt iFamflff. 

. FISHER, died 1656. 

'homas Leverett and Beauchamp, lands betwieen Mwcongiis, &c. At the 
is embarkation, 1633, he was an Alderman of the Borough of Boston, 
d the office of Baling Elder of the First Church, Boston, Mass., 17 jean. 

. 1652, d. 1692 ; m. Hon. Penn 
id, Ch. Justice, &c. Gr. dau. 
e, dau. of Th. Hickling, Esq., 
X St. Michaers, m. Hon.Wm. 
LL.D-, son of Col. William, 
of Banker Hill ; their son, 
ckling Frescott, LL.D., the 
, m. Snsan, d. Th's C.Amory. 
la. m. Hon. Franklin Dexter. 


b. in 

m. 1639 ; 
d. 1643. 

Sir J(^n, b. in England, 1616 ; 
Capt. in Parliamentary Army, 
1644*5 ; Agent of the Colony 
to the EngUsh Court ; Major- 
Genend of the Massachasetts 
Forces ; Deputy Govemor,&c. 
Governor of Massachusetts, 
1673-9. Knighted by King 
Charles n. D. 1679, as. 63. 

MaiT, b. 1655 ; m. 
l6t, raul, son Gov. 
Thos Dudley; 2d, 
Hon. Penn Town- 
send, Chief Judge 
Supreme Court. 
D. 1699. 

Hannah, Bebecca, b. 1664; mar. 1691, 

b. 1661, James Lloyd, Esq. : dau. mar. 

m. 1689, James Oliver, son of Nathaniel 

Thomas and Elizabeth, dau. Capt. Tho's 

Davis, Brattle. Grand-dau. Mary mar. 

d. 1732< Col. John Wendell, brother of 
Hon. Jac(^ W. Died 1739. 

Sarah Sedg- 
wick, bom 
1629 ; mar. 
1647 ; died 

Sarah, ix>m 1673 ; 
mar. 1718, Hon« 
Nathaniel Bvfield, 
Judge C. C.>leas 
50 years, Judee of 
Admiralty, &c. 
D. 1730. 





Thomas, surgeon, b. 
1674; d. 1706, SB. 32. 

Kebecca Winsor, prob. des. from Walter De Windsor, 
Gov. Windsor Castle, temp. Wm. Conqueror. 

Knight, b, 1703 ; m. 1725 ; d. 1753 

j*tha, wid. of 
. Crosier, m. 

Rebecca, b. 1 728 ; 
m. J. Greene. 

Abigail Buttolph. 
She d. 26 Jan. 1774, 
SB. 70. 

Abigail, b. 1732 ; m. 

Rev. Sam'l Johnson, 

D. D. of Conn. 

. and Margaret Marshall, 
) Martyr. Margaret m. 2, 
. D., Portsmouth, N. H. 

William, b. 1770, y Charlotte Whiting, 

m. , d. 1811. I dau. Maj. Eben. 

Frances, Eben., Augusta, Jane. 



d. 1854. 


sq., of 



; Eliz. 



Wilham, b. 1760, m. =f Lucretia Hal- 
1788, d. 1817, in Vt. | lam, of Ct. 
Mary, b. 1792, mar. 1811, Hon. Horace 
Everett, M. C. ; sons of these, William, 
M.D., Horace, lawyer, Edward, Leon- 
ard. Eliz., b. 1796, d. 1845, m. George 
Woodwai^, lawyer. Lucretia, b. 1805, 
d. 1842, m. Jona. Bliss, lawyer. 


Thomas, b. ' 
1765, d. 1833, 
Sec. of St, Vt. 

Susan Abigail, 

John- m. Capt. 

son. Brush, 
U. S. A. 

John; Charles, Dart. Mary, 

Col. ; William, N. H. ; m. Capt. 

George; Tho*s,N.H. ; Leonard, 

Sarah, and 4 unm. ds. U. S. A. 

Mary Bull Maxcy, dan. Milton, Esq., lawyer, Beaufort, and Mary Bull, dan. Maj. Gen. 
Stephen Bull, Rev. Army, gr. gr. dau. Hon. Wm. Bull, Gov. S. C. 1738. An uncle of 
Mrs. L. was the celebrated Dr. Maxcy, Pres. Brown, Union, and S. C. Colleges. An- 
ther unde, Hon. Yirgil, Maryland, Solic. U. S. Treas., and Mln. to Court of Belgium. 

Carolina Col. 1853, Stud. Theo. Sem. Ep. Ch., Va. ; Matilda, Anne Heyward^QSlc 
'^'^ll, Julia Marcelline, Catherine Hamilton, Caroline Finckney. ^ 


ToL. XII. OCTOBER, 1868. No. 4. 


It may seem a contradiction of terms to speak of so aristocratic an 
institution as heraldry as being of interest or value to democratic Ameri- 
cans ; but a little reflection will show us hcfw this science will be of vast 
importance to our genealogists. 

Coats-of-arms may be divided into three classes, — first, those belonging 
to any man's*ancestors, and used by them for a long time. This is the 
most important class, and in most cases the original cause of the adoption 
of the arms is not to be discovered, and we must trust to the strictness with 
which this privilege was formerly guarded, for a guarantee that the arms 
were justly appropriated. 

The second class embraces such arms as have been granted by the 
Herald^s College by royal command, as a reward for distinguished ser* 
vices to the state. These instances are comparatively rare, and are very 
honorable to the recipient. 

The third class consists of the coats-of-arms granted by the Herald's 
College on payment of certain fees, which, though legal, are not of any 
value at present to the genealogist, and hardly a source of much comfort 
to the possessor. This class of coat armor has been a comparatively 
modern institution, though some instances are recorded of a date prior to 
the settlement of New England. 

It is with the first class above enumerated that we. have at present to 
deal. Though some abuses had crept into the system, it is a fair assertion 
to make that coats-of-arms, used prior to 1625, were generally the rightful 
property of the users. 

If we find, then, any person using a seal with a shield thereon engraved, 
in New England, during the score of years following the first colonization 
of Plymouth and Massachusetts, we may fairly conclude his social po- 
sition in England was among the gentry or yeomanry. Even in times 
subsequent to the date I have thus fixed, considerable reliance may be 
placed upon the use of seals, as afibrding a clue to trace a family. We 
must consider that the high moral sentiment of our forefathers, their cheer- 
ful acknowledgment of the different social distinctions, and even the lack 
of any conceivable motive for fraud, alike forbid the suspicion that any 
man here, in the early days of the Colony, would have wished or dared 
to use a coat-of-arms when he was not entitled to it. 

Again, as these seals require a skill in cutting and setting them not> 
by any one here, I believe, before 1700, or perhaps 1750, the 

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appearance of a seal on the documents referring to the second or third 
generation, should not call for any expression of suspicion of its genuine- 
ness. It may well ha^e happened that a Puritan, disregarding and under- 
valuing the deeds of his gallant and roystering ancestor, did not choose to 
use a seal which recalled his exploits ; or where one had separated from 
a household of Cavalier relatives, he might have been loth to use an em- 
blem which proclaimed his ori^m much more strongly than an identity of 
name. Yet in either case, his children or grand-children might use his 
seal, carefully transmitted as an heir-loom. 

When wealth began to increase in the larger towns, and the seaports 
became the resort of visitors and officials from England, there no doubt 
sprang up here a desire on the part of the leading families to rival the 
heraldic glories of their guests. A man, apparently a herald-painter, 
appears to have visited New England a little while previous to the Revo- 
lution, and to have furnished all applicants with a tricking of their arms. 
I have not been able to learn his name,* and can only fix the date of his 
visit by tradition. His paintings— I speak from an inspection of a score 
or so— have all a palm branch on each side of the shield, and, entwined 

around the interlaced ends, is a wreath inscribed ^^ By the name of *' 

Jones, Brown, or the patronymic of his deluded patron, whatever it 
might be. In some cases he gave the arms used by an English family 
of the same name, but at others he boldly drew on his fancy f and depicted 
*>*> gorgons and chimeras dire.'' I need hardly say that the only importance 
these documents have to the genealogist, is the vexatious reliance still 
placed on them, in some cases, by the present proprietors. 

To revert to our first point, having settled what coats-of-arms — whether 
found as seals, embroidered by gentle fingers two centuries ago, or crown* 
ing some mossy tombstone— may be considered as proper evidences in a 
genealogical investigation, we have to inquire how valuable they will prove 
as evidence. 

When we remember that the number of emigrants hither, whose pre- 
vious habitation has been discovered, is but a very small proportion of the 
whole body, we shall recognize the importance of any clue, however 
faint, which shall aid our searohes. On mvestigation it may be taken as 
a rule, that any given name found on our annals, with a few obvious ex- 
ceptions, has not been represented in Enriand by more than two or three 
distinct families of the required rank. Hence in any large " encyclope- 
dia of heraldry,^' or any *^ armoury,'' we have, as it were, a large direc- 
tory, whereby our labors may be much lessened. For example, John 
GiFFAROE, of Lynn in 1683, used a seal bearing three lions in pale. 

Now these being the arms of the Gifibrds of , I should at once, m 

tracing his pedigree, turn my attention to that branch of the family, as the 
first and most important source to be searched. 

These seals are by no means of unusual occurrence, and I have been 
mainly influenced to make these few notes in the hope of calling attention 
to the subject. Many autograph collectors will find the seal as well as 
the name on their cherished manuscripts. The early governors used their 
own coats-of-arms, as province seals on commissions, and similar docu- 
ments, and several of them, like Belleroont and Hutchinson, are very 
lam and richly emblazoned. 

It is by no means a proof of the falsity of a coat-of-arms that it is not 
recorded in printed works like Burke's or Berry's volumes ; there being 

• His name it generally nndentood to have been Cole.^iBtfter. 

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no official record extant, these books can only verify those arms they 
record, not damn those they ignore. 

In a few instances authentic documents are still extant confirming the 
right to bear these arms. Thus the Winthrops have a certificate, dated 
before 1600, acknowledging these claims* The Miners of Connecticut 
have a curious pedigree ; and several families have recently been success* 
fully traced by H. G. Somerby, Esq., whose labors are well known to the 
readers of this magazine. 

But I can state without fear of contradiction that any family, whose an* 
cestor used a coat-of-arms, possesses a noble comer*8tone to erect its 
English pedigree upon. 

On the other haiid, I cannot too strongly express my regret and surprise 
at the attempts daily made, by many, to assume a property not belonging 
to them. Many American genealogies, even the pages of this magazine, 
have been marred by the introduction of a coat-of-arms, to which the user 
had not a shadow of right,* A man using a coat-of*arms, by that act 
asserts that his ancestors have been of knightly rank, as contemporary 
evidence declare, or have so distinguished ^emselves as to receive from 
the crown permission to assume similar rank. An Englishman may be 
pardoned, perhaps, if he obtains by purchase a right to maintain a spu- 
rious ancestry — but for an American to take this dubious privilege without 
purchase, is too absurd to be tolerated. 

It is useless to allege that a man has a right to use any badge he may 
like, to put on his carriage, his plate, or the covers of his books ; he can- 
not hoist the revenue flag on his boat, and he should be equally debarred, 
by custom and the rules of society, from sailing under a false flag, as the 
proved descendant of a knightly race. 

There is no cause for pride in the accident of one^s birth, but it remains 
a fact ; and if a Gradgrind deserts his principles and adopts a badge 
whereby he drops his honest and obscure parentage for a fictitious and 
more distinguished one, he should be arraigned by the collective body of 
genealogists, as trying, for the sake of increasing his own pomp and glory, 
to destroy the noble work of perpetuating our annals, for which they all 
labor. W. H. W. 


In the Name of god amen the Twenty Day of October One Thousand 
Seven hundred and Twenty and One I John Fford of Hnno [Hanover] 
in the County of Buntedon and Province of New Jersey Carpenter being 
Sick In body but of Sound and Perfect Memory thanks be to god and 
Calling to Remembrance the uncertain Estate of this Transatory life and 
that all men must Yeild unto Death when it Shall please god to Call Doe 
make and declare this my last will & Testimony In manner and forme as 
following first being Penitent and Sorry for all my Sins [dsc.] for Settl- 
ing of my Temporell Estate and Such Goods and Chatties and Debts hath 
pleased god to bestow up me I doe order give and Dispose the Same as 
followeth that is to Say 

* The Editors never asramed any responsibility in inserting arms ftimished hj con- 
tributors. The readers of the Register have more than once been cautioned m this 
matter.— £tf£tor. 

t This John Ford is probably the son of J<An of the Fortune, 1621, and grandson of 

widow Martha his mother. ^ ^ ^^ 

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Imprims I give and bequeath unto my Son Jacob Fford a certain Tract 
of Land being in the fore Aientioned place Two hundred Acres of Land, 
And given to Joseph Herriman and a Bnttain Kitchell In the aboe Said 
town & Coun^ the said Tract of Land w«>> the said Fford had of M^ Bod 
[Budd] and Likewise all my Lands Lying at Windem above new Nor- 
ridge and Likewise my Ceader Swamp In Uuxbery In Matitutes [Massa- 
chusetts] bay and also half my Lands that Lyes at Quenebog up New 
London Kiver, that falls to me by my father — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Fford all this plantation 
that on after his Mother decease or day of Marriage agine Likewise the 
Other half of my Lands that falls to Me by my father at Quenebog. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Ezperince Fford my daughter FiAy 
Pounds of Currt money of the Province to be p^ out of my movfabbls Es- 
tate if two thirds of it be thought Sufficient by three Indifferent Persons 
if not to be paid out of Jacob Ffords Plantation, and Samuel Ffords Plan- 
tation Equeall between them, that is Twenty five pounds, each Brother, 
that is after She hath paid Debts there be anough to Pay fifty Pounds to 
Experience being Eighteen years of Age. 

The next I give and bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Fford whome I hereby I make one of my Exeutoers all my MovfeaUe 
Estate and theof of this Plantaion that I live on till Death, but if She 
Marry then to goe off the Plant* that only to Carry away one third of the 
moveabls that is then Left and the above Legeays are Given to them and 
their heirs and assigns for ever and Likewise I make and Leave mills to 
be Sold together w^ the Rest of my Moveable Estate to the Paying of my 
Debts and Likewise I make my well beloved wife Executrex Jointly along 
w^ Josiah Ogden of Nework of this my last will and Testimony 

In Witness hereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand and Seal In the presents of Us John fford 

r John Lindly 
< Jo: Hirriman 
( Eliz^ fford 

Perth Amboy V7^ ffeb: 1721, 

Then appeared Joseph Harrimaa one of the Evidences to y« within will 
Came before me Mich* Kearney Surrogate Authorised & appointed to take 
y« Probatts of Wills who did depose on y« Holy Evangelist of almighty 
god that he saw y« within written Instrument to be his last will & testa- 
ment & y^ att y® Same time he was of Sound mind & memory to the Best 
of his Knowledge & Saw y« other two Evidences Sign y* Same Jurat 
Cora me Anno et die Supadictu Mich' Kearney P Reg^ 

Letters of adm"" were Granted by his Excellency W" Burnet Esq 6ec 
unto the Executors w^in mentioned who they having Quallifyed them 
Selves according to law to the true Execution thereof 

Recorded in Liber A. Page 307. Trenton, N. J. Hich' Kearney 

[I have the pleasure to inform those interested, that Cotdon L. Ford, 
Professor of Anatomy in the University of the State of Michigan, at Ann 
Arbor, is engaged in collecting and writing the History and Genealogy of 
the Fords of this Continent, particularly of the United States. He will 
be happy to correspond with those who have an interest in the enterprise, 
and will receive any contributions of records, «irills, histories and traditions 
concerning the Fords, which any may be pleased or able to make. 

Yours respectfully, Alfbed Vau..] 

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[By W. H. W.] 


On the Medford records will be found the following curious name, 
Menesing, daughter of Richard and Menesing Penhallow, bom June, 

At Lexington it is recorded that Jonathan and Cheret Stone had 
four children, bom 1715—1723. The youngest was called Love. 

I would make an inquiry, whether the name Lovisa, now sometimes 
seen, is not clearly a mispronunciation of Louisa. I can well imagine 
some rather illiterate man seeing Lovisa (Louisa) on the tombstone of a 
deceased progenitress, and giving his child the same name, but pro- 
nouncing it as the modem pronunciation would require. I have known 
the name Lovics given, but though usually pronounced the same, it was 
an Italian name, and given by a sailor to his child. 

I have met the name Lusanna, but its origin is beyond my ken. An* 
sters, thus pronounced, puzzled' me much, until, in a recent genealogy, 
I found Anstruthers, a well-known Scottish family's name, was the 
proper spelling, ^ Rsvilo would have been a most difficult name to trace 
to its derivation, had I not learned from the bearer that his father made 
the name by reversing Oliver. Mefhishbosheth Adams was of Lex- 
ington in 1734. CiBLB Bowman I found, on examination, to be a Sibtl. 
MiLiCENT, a most charming name, as well as Edith, is sometimes found. 
Eliot, as a Christian name, bespeaks the veneration of our ancestors for 
the ** Apostle to the Indians.'' Eliot Brown, Eliot Reed and Eliot 
Whitmore are on our records ; the latter, at least, a relative of the famous 
John. Bathshua and Ammi-Ruhamah must have been puzzles to the 
abbreviator. Mr. Cutteller would no doubt resent our present curtail- 
ment of his name to Cutler. Miriam, as a family name, affords grounds 
for a suspicion of the origin of the race. Ammittai Phassett was, after 
all, only the gentle Amitt Fasset ; but Phillebrowne maintained the 
primitive spelling till a recent date. The marriage of Marrett Munrob 
and Deliverance Parker must have afforded the small wits of the day 
a rare chance for puns. 

Kettle was a name at Medford a century ago ; Le Bosquet, a French 
neutral, gave his name to a bouse long standing there. I have the name 
written by an inhabitant L^oskt, as being the modern method of spelling. 
Golden Moore was an early settler on the Mystic. Allen Newhall 
had Love for his wife. I have had letters from a Venus, and know a 
Tamerlane Vitruvius. 

Almost any of our larger genealogies will give much stranger names 
than those I have noted. 

[EVom the original, in the poeaesnon of C. H. Morse.] 

LeedSf Februare ye 21<' 1661-2. 
Mr. Will- Hubard, 

Reverend S*. After my scrvis presented to you, your deare Mother, 
and ye rest of yt family, these may aatisfie you I reced. your letter, with 

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294 OUamngt. [Oct. 

2 from your Bro. Mr. Ezek. and one from Elder Wbippf, all which I 
must crave leave to anser lo this ; and according to your dissires for ye 
ending of strife, have taken oath, as you may see by ye inclosed, which 
I took before one of y* masters in uhancere extraordinare, which cost 
me some payns dc mony ; but am glad I had an opportunitie to doe any 
servis for any of ye children of him who is with ye Lord, dc I in my hart 
did and doe so highly boner. It was a mersi to mee y^ ye substance of 
my oath I am soe cleare in, for I well remember when I went about y^ 
business, I was carfull in this poynt, yt Mr. Ezekiel Rogers of Rowlay 
would expres what he would sertaynly doe for young Mr. Ezek., y^ soe 
his father might know what to trust to in ye making of his will. I know 
not what to add more on yr business y^ may bee of use to you, yn is 
expresed in yr oath ; though I remember bee did expres something bee 
would doe toward his bringing up at ye Colledg, yet how much, & whether 
hee took not a liberti to doe as hee pleased him, I am not able punctualy 
to speak to. I may not trouble you more, but acquaint you y^ I & my 
wife & ye children are all in reasonable health, notwithstanding all y 
difficulties God hath been pleased to carv us through ; for which wee 
dissire your help in thanksgiving to ye L' y^ wee may never forget y« 
wonderfull works of y^ U, I had in my thoughts given ye sattan Cap 
Mr Ezek. writteth of, to Elder Whipple, but understand since, Mrs Rogers 
of Roulay hath taken it from Mrs Rainer ; but seeing Mr Rogers refused 
it in his life time to whome it was sent, by what rule shee now doth it, I 
know not. I shall ade noe more, but humbly beg communion in your 
daly prayrs y^ y« L^ would bee pleased to keepe us & make us faithfull 
to him (& ye light wee have received) to ye ena, & Rest yours to serve, 

Matthew Boyes. 


Note on the Lawrence and Page Families, 

In the recently published Lawrence Genealogy — pase 78 — it is stated 
that Abel Lawrence (fkmily No. 112) m. Abigail, daughter of Daniel 
Page of Groton. I am well assured, however, that the lady was the 
daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Page of Medford, and was bom Feb. 
11, 1758, which date exactly tallies with her recorded age at her decease. 

Samuel Page of Carolina m. Susanna Lawrence, May 20, 1719, at 
Medford, — perhaps the father of the foregoing. AbcJ Lawrence was 
great*grandson of John Lawrence of Groton, whose sister married a 
Samuel Page, probably about 1700. This connection, in three gener- 
ations, between these two families, is certainly remarkable, unless the 
three Samuel Pages were in one line of descent. 


In the 11th volume of this work, page 315, I gave copies of some 
English wills relative to the Perkinses ; and I now continue the series, 
tending to strengthen the tradition relative to the birthplace of the emi- 
grant hither. 

John Perkins of Minsterworth, will dated Aug. 7, 1614 ; wife Joan, 
daughter Dorothy. 

"Diomas Perkyns of Hartbury, will proved April 12, 1602 ; wife Pelix^ 
son James. 

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Elizabeth Perkins of Hartbury, will proved Sept. 11, 1594; son-in-law 
Richard Jeffries. 

Easlington lies six miles south of Minsterworth, at which former place 
were — 

Greorge Perkins, 1623, who had wife Joan, sons Walter and George, 
and daughter Elizabeth, and mentions Roger, son of John Perkins, 

James Perkins of same place, 1690, and 

Roger Perkins, 1633. 


[From the original in my possession.] 
Loueing brother, 

I have paid your bill Charged upon me of 100i£ to Mrs. Banke, but 
she was not at London but left her hand to an aquittance upon the bak- 
side of the bill & a kinseman of hers reseived it & sett downe for part of 
payment for the farme at Marblehead, but (kneV) not how much the 
farm was sould for ; but he said that she will pass your accounts & that 
will be as well as that which you wrote to me aboute. I have alsoe taken 
care that your bill for 40i£ is paid. We are all in good health, thankes 
be to God for it, but we pay great taxes by reason of the warrs with the 
Dutch ; how the successes are you will heere by the seamen better than 
I can tell you. Good brother, remember my love to my sister, my brother 
John & sister, my brother Davenport & my sister, & the rest of our 

In hast I rest 

Your loving brother Robert Hathome. 

From Bray this 1 of Aprill, 1653. 

Endorsed — ^^ To your very Loueing Freind W" Hathorne," and direct- 
ed ^ fibr Mr. Tinker at Mr. William Willsheer's house, Ironmunger, at 
the corner of pissing ally in Bredstreet, in London. 

To his loueing brother Mr. William Hathorne at Salem in New Eng- 
land, deliver this.'* 

I have been much puzzled to trace the pedigree of the General who is 
mentioned below. I have but little doubt that he was an Englishman, but 
the pertinacitv of some rumors to the contrary make me inquire if any 
one can decide the point. 

Gen. Edward Whitmore, July 17, 1747, seems to have received a 
commission as lieutenant-colonel, 36th foot 1759, he was colonel of the 

22d Toot, Lord Rollo being lieutenant-colonel, and Way, major» 

1761, the same officers were in command, the regiment being at both 
dates in America. At the siege of Louisburg, June 2, 1758, he arrived 
from Halifax, and on the 8th, with the right wing, effected a landing. 
Jaly 27, he received a notice of the surrender of the garrison, and re- 
mained as governor of the town. In this capacity he issued a proclama- 
tion, Nov. 22, 1758, dated at Boston, announcing that Louisburg would 
be a free port for all fresh provisions. In February, 1761, he was 
drowned in Plymouth harbof, as noted in Drake^s History of Boston. His 
property, delivered here, consisted of about ^^,700 in specie and mov* 

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ables. A negro tonrant Jack is mentioned, as also his steward, James 
Gray, and six other servants. He was buried from Hannah CSordis^s 
house, and among the expenses of his funeral are these items: P^d 
Thomas Williston for himself and ten porters to attend the funeral ; four* 
teen mourning rings; eight escutcheons; mourning badges for the Cadet 

In Mr. S. G. Drake^s library there is an incomplete file of the Boston 
Evening Post, which fortunately contains an account of Gov. W.^s funeral. 
The first paper is dated Monday, Dec. 14, 1761, and says : *^ Yesterday 
arrived here Capt. Church, in 13 Days from Louisburg, and informs us^ 
that his Excellency Brigadier General Whitmore, Governor of that Place, 
and Colonel of the 22d Regiment of Foot, embarkM on board his Vessel 
in order to proceed hither, but that by contrary Winds they were obliged 
to put into Plymouth last Friday, when between 11 and 12 o^Clock at 
Night, his Excellency occasionally going upon Deck, he by some Acci* 
dent fell overboard, and was unfortunately drowned, no Body being upon 
Deck to give him any^assistance ; his Body was taken up tlie next Mom- 
ing near the Gurnet and is bro^t up by Capt. Church, in order for a decent 
Interment. The Jury of Inquest who sat upon his Excellency's Body 
yesterday, bro't in their Verdict, Accidental Death.'' 

The next paper, dated Dec. 21, 1761, gives the following account of 
his funeral :— 

*^ On Wednesday last the Corps of Major*General Whitmore was in- 
terred in the King's Chapel with all the Honors which this town could 
give. The Procession went from the Town House to the King's Chapel 
in the following Manner : 

A Party of the Troop of Horse-Guards, 

The Company of Cadets, 

The Officers of the Regiment of Militia, 

The officiating Ministers, 

The Corps, 

(The Pall supported by six regular Officers,) 

• The Chief Mourners, 

The Grovernor and Lieutenant Governor, 

The Council, 

The Judges, 



The principal Gentlemen of the Town, 

'A great Number of Coaches dc Chariots closed the Procession. 

^ During the whole Procession, Minute Guns were fired to the amount 
of 70, being the Number of Years of the General's Age. The Corps 
was placed in the middle of the King's Chapel, whilst Part of the Fmend 
Service was performed, and was from thence carried into the Vaults be- 
low and there interred. Whilst the last service was performing the 
Cadets fired three Vollies." 

Lawbbnck Watebs of Watertown, about 1630, afterwards of Lan- 
caster and Charlestown. Information wanted respecting him and his 
descendants. Address E. S. Waters, 87 Commercial Street, Boston. 

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[Bt D. W. Hott.] 

The writer is descended from Henrt Williams, who married Deborah 
Davis in Haverhill, Dec. 5, 1726, and settled at once in Amesburt, West 
Parish, where he had eight children, and died in 1750 or 1751. The 
object of the present article is to ascertain the ancestry of this Henry 
Williams. Below will be found all the information which the writer has 
been able to gather respecting the earliest Williams families of that region. 
Any additional items will be thankfully received, and may be sent to the 
editor of the Register. 

(1) John* Williams moved from Newbury to Haverhill about 1643, 
and resided in Haverhill till his death, Feb. 10, 1673-4. His widow, 
Jane, died Nov. 21, 1680. In his will, dated Dec. 9, 1670, proved 
1673-4, he mentions his children John, Joseph, Mary and Lydia, and his 
daughter Sarah^s child, Sarah Eyers. The births of Mary and Lydia 
were recorded at Newbury, Lydia and Joseph at Haverhill. 

Children of {I) John^ and Jane Williams. 

(2) I. SiiRAH,' b. *; m. John Ayer (or Eyers), Jr., at Haver- 

hill, May 5, 1646. [It is possible that she may have been 
the child of a previous wife, as she must have been ten or 
fifteen years older than Mary.] 

(3) IL John," b. ; m. 1st, Rebecca Colby, Sept. 9, 1661(7) ; 

and 2d, Widow Esther Bond, May 5, 1675. Wife Rebecca 
d. June 10, 1672. He d. April 30, 1698, his widow sur- 
viving him. He and his brother Joseph took the oath of 
allegiance and fidelity at Haverhill, Nov. 28, 1677. He 
resided in Haverhill, and undoubtedly died there. [It will 
be seen that the date given in Coffin's History of Newbury 
is incorrect. It was John, &n., who d. in 1674.] 

(4) m. Mabt,» b. Sept. 20, 1641 ; probably m. Daniel Bradley, at 

Haverhill, May 21, 1662. 

(5) IV. Lydia,* b. March 15 or 16, 1642-3 [15 on Newbury and 16 

on Haverhill and Old Norfolk records.] Her name was 
Lydia Williams in 1677 ; hence she was probably uni^r- 
ried at that time. * 

(6) V. Joseph/ b. April 18, 1647 ; m. Mary Fuller " of Bastable,*' 

Nov. 18, 1674(13). He lived in Haverhill. The last 
trace we find of him there, however, is the record of the 
birth of a child in 1683. 

Children of (3) John* and Rebecca Williams. 

(7) I. Sarah,* b. June 27, 1662 ; m* Joseph Bond, at Haverhill, 

Nov. 26, 1679. 

(8) n. Mabt,» b. Nov. 24, 1663. A Mary Williams m. Thomas 

Silver, Dec. 28, 1681, by the Haverhill records, but Jan. 4, 
1681-2 by the Newbury records. 

(9) HI. A DAUGHTER,' b. May, 1666. A Rebecca Williams m. Sam* 

•uel Marble, at Haverhill, Oct. 14, 1686. 

(10) IV. A DAUGHTER,* b. Aug. 1, 1668; d. same month. 

(11) V. Mercy,» b. Dec. 4, 1669. 

(12) VI. Susanna,' b. April 11, 1672. 

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Children of (6) Joseph* and Mary WOliamM. 
(18) I. Sarah,' b. Nov. 17, 1675. 

(14) II. Mart,' b. Nov. 29, 1677. 

(15) III. John,' b. Feb. 17, 1679. 

(16) IV. Hannah,' b. Sept. 80, 1688. 

A marriage is recorded at Newbury between Daniel Jaques and Mary 
Williams, March 20, 1692-8. 

The following entries are also taken from the Newbury records ; but 
we are unable to say whether Thomas and Richard were brothers, or 
whether they were at all connected with t^e families given above. 

Thomas Williams m. Mary Lowle, dau. of Seij. Benj. Lowle of New- 
bury, Jan. 15, 1695-6. Wife Mary d. Dec. 81, 1711. A Thomas Wil- 
liams, probably the same one^m. Ruth Woodman, Dec. 80, 1718. 

Children of T%omae and Mary Williams. 
I. Mart, b. July 2, 1697. 

11. Henrt, b. Sept. 27, 1699. [Is this the one who m. Deborah 
Davis, in 1726, and settled in Amesbury ?] 

III. Hannah, b. May 4, 1701. 

IV. Abigail, b. June 4, 1708. 
V. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1705. 

VI. Judith, b. Dec. 7, 1707. 
Vll. Benjamin, b. May, 1708 (?). 
Vm. Thomas, b. June 24, 1710. 

Richard Williams ro. Ruth Rogers, June 11, 1708. 

Children of Richard and Ruth Williams. 

I. Richard, b. April 6, 1704. V. Isaac, b. Nov. 15, 1711. 

II. John, b. April 29, 1706. VI. Daniel, b. Aug. 9, 1715. 

III. Thomas, b. Aug. 18, 1708. VII. Ritth, b. Aug. 18, 1716. 

IV. Thomas, b. Aug. 9, 1709. 

It would appear that the last two families could not have been descended 
from (1^ John* of. Newbury and Haverhill ; for the only male descendant 
of the third generation was (15) John,* unless (6) Joseph' had a son bom 
later than 1688. Both Thomas and Richard were probably bora prior 


[From the Probate Office, Salem, Mms., (not in the " regnlar files.") Oommnnicated 
bj Mr. E. 8. Watsbs.] 

HuMPHRBT Gilbert of Ipswich Mass*^ makes his will ^^ Ye 14*^ of ye 
12 mo 1657,*^ and gives property to his son John, to his four daughters, 
to his daughters Abigail and Hester, unto his dear wife Elizabeth, &c. 

Administration was granted to Elizabeth Gilbert, widow of the above, 
ye aO*^ of March 1658. 

On the margin of the paper is written, *^ In case my son shall die in 
his nonage, his portion is to be equally divided among my daughters.^^ 

The Inventory of said Humphrey waA taken ye 10^ of ye 6^ mo, 

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[Communicated by Samuel H. Paxsoms, Esq., of Middletown, Ct.] 

Newhury, Jan'y 8, 1749-50. 
Very Dear dc Hon"* Sir, 

The News of your being shipM and gone for England was qaite 
unexpected dc very surprising to 4ne, (tho I heard three or four months 
ago you talkM of such an undertaking) Because I had enquired of Justice 
Griswold who was at my House not long since, and he told me that he 
thought there was nothing at all in it. f wish God may give you a pros- 
perous voyage & Favour in y« sight of our Rightful & Gracious Sovreign 
King George, in all matters that you shall spread before him acreeable to 
Righteousness : and I have no Jealousie that you will ask for any things 
in your own or others behalf but what you think so. As soon as I thought 
of writing I lonffM to hear of y« particular circumstances of your Family 
ds friends, that! might write to you of them, tho^ you so lately took your 
leave of them, but I could hear nothing in particular tho Capt Sheldon of 
Lyme wrote me a Letter y« 28^ of Deci*, wherein he signifies y^ it is a Gen- 
eral time of Health in those parts. What affairs you are entrusted with 
to take up your time & employ your great abilities I know not, but I canH 
think you would so embarrass yourself with business as to take you quite 
off from speaking a word in y« Dear Cause of Liberty of Conscience, if a 
fair opportunity presented, you have often espoused in Connecticut As- 
semblies, as well as more privately, with arguments y^ can never be 
answered any other way than by a Majority of Hands. And if need be, 
I persuade myself yt you will not be silent upon yt Head, now you are on 
y« other side of y« water. 

With these Hopes, Hon"* Sir, I am encouraged dc hea leave to lay be- 
fore you some few hints of y^ Circumstances of a considerable Congrega- 
tion of Presbyterians in Newbury with whom I am settled as their Pastor 
by y« Concurrence of y« Presbytery of Boston. They are a People con- 
stantly harrassed by y« Parishes wherein they Dwell on account of Taxes 
towards the support of those ministers in y* Independent Churches on 
whose ministry they cannot attend ; and can^t get any relief from y^ 
Greneral Court of this Province, tho they have frequently sought for y« 
same, they seemM very loath to expose the Conduct of the Province in 
such an affair, & therefore waited with long Patience & went often with 
prayers to y« Assembly. But since they find no Intreaties will prevail, 
they have, after seeking to y« Father of Light for Direction, Unanimously 
agreed that Duty to Grod, themselves & their fellow sufferers obliged them 
to prefer an Humble Address to our gracious Sovreisn imploring y« In- 
terposition of his Wisdom dc Authority dc to leave the Event to God. 

I am sure youM allow me to speak a word or two about y« People, since 
it is on such an occasion ; and I have had more than four years opportu- 
nity to observe them ; They appear upon this long acquaintance, to be a 
kind, well Disposed, peaceable people in General ; and a great number 
of them are in a Judgment of Chari^, solid dc excellent Christians. Some 
of them are esteemed y« most capable men for Publick Business of any 
in this Great Town, and even their adversaries thro* necessity are glad to 
make use of them in y« most Difficult Affairs of a Temporall nature 
wliich they meet with. And as to their Religion, they are not among y^ 
number of those wild, friekish People y^ are scattered about in some 

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parts of y« Country, but seem to be as careful to avoid an Apish sort of 
Ueligion, as any Congregation that I know. Their withdrawal from y^ 
former places of Publick Worship was more than seven years ago, & was 
then & is still lookM upon Warrantable by some of y^ most substantial 
ministers in Town & Country, as I could easily make appear were it 
needful. And as to their Temporal Circumstances, some of them are, I 
suppose, as wealthy as any in Newbury, except some of y« Church of 
England. Others are Honest, Industrious People ; but some are poor, & 
particularly we have many Poor Widows, left so by y« Death of their 
Husbands in Cape Breton Expedition. Perhaps we have more Poor 
Widows than there is in several of y« other Congregations in Town put 
together; for the People tell me it appears by y« List that more went 
from our Congregation upon that Expedition than from all y« Congrega- 
tions besidSs, altho there are seven Worshipping Assemblies in all besides 
our Church. 

These things in General, I think represent y« Disposition, Conduct, 6& 
Temporal Circumstances of y^ People— And these people are drest up in 
Bear-Skins & worried by their fellow creatures, their money is taken 
from them, some have their goods sold for a song ; their bodies dragM 
thro' y® Streets & imprison^ with a ** Lie you there till you Juwe paid 
y uttermost farthing J*^ I dont remember to have met with any instances, 
in y« History of New England equal to what I have seen of this nature 
with my Eyes, except y« strange treatment of y« Quakers ; And it all 
arises from no other cause than y^ Lusts of Men ; unless the Conscien- 
tious Scruples of our people, (all things considered) refusing to help their 
neighbors support those ministers on whose ministry they never attend, 
may be called a cause. Tis enough to move an heart of Stone to see 
one's neighbors, but especially to see sober, honest dc pious friends, 
DrigM about upon y« ground, thrown into Carts or upon Sads dc halPd to 
Prison by fellow Protestants who have no better claim to Liberty of Con- 
science than their oppressed Brethren. If I understand our charter, the 
Usage that I have seen & y« Language that at such seasons are not fit to 
be named among a professing People. My Heart dreads the doleful 
consequences that must follow such things unless God in Mercy prevent* 
And can you. Honored Sir, hear a sketch of these things 6l not exert 
yourself in favour of y« oppressed to y^ utmost of your power, if God 
should give you an opportunity ? I am sure you cannot I know your 
Attachment to Liberty too well, to think you would not do every thing 
that appearM proper to be done by you, upon all seasonable opportunities 
dc before all men. I have still a grateful remembrance of your indefati- 
gable efforts with the Court in Connecticut for the Liberty of the People, 
ds Remember y« Thanks which y« Government gave you for y« same. 
Had some gentlemen laid by all prejudice, a great deal of y* Confusions 
that have arisen about Religion had never been known : Will you. Dear 
Sir, Nay can you forget y« miserable State that your Mother Country is 
coming into thro oppression, merely from violences used for conscientious 
scruples in matters of Religion ? Now you have crossed the Ocean and 
are at an higher Board thui any here, only look back upon us, de think 
how many, directly against Charter Privileges, are Rending their fellow 
servants to pieces, be<»iuse they dont see with their eyes ; Have you the 
Bowels of a Father dc y« abilities of a Master ? Surely y^ one will be 
burned within you, dc y« other you will make use, for y« Relief of Dis« 
tressed Children ! I am persuaded that our gracious Sovereign y« King 

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has not any subjects more Dutiful, nor more strictly attached to y House 
of Hanover than those that are trampled upon in the manner that I have 
related ; and if you should exert yourself in some proper way for their 
• help, I thiuk it will be a clear Evidence of your approving the Happy 
Establishmeut in that Illustrious Family ; And besides there is Reason to 
hope that you will do more service for God & your Country by using 
your Interest and Influence for t^e redress of this Evil, while you are 
waiting His Majesty^s Pleasure, than you can possibly do in a neglect. 
I believe you think that Abundance of that wildness which has prevailed in 

C 1 and spread from thence, has been very much owing to y« Strange 

proceedings of some Courts with y^ People .that were called New Lights ; 
and there is Danger in this Province not only on y« one hand, of an In- 
crease of y« like Evils, but on y* other of y* most open & growing con- 
tempt of all Religion by Multitudes, unless the Lord should help us 
respecting y* article of Liberty & y* King's most Excellent Majesty 
should be most graciously pleased to discharge us from supporting a 
Ministry which we think is not safe & which we can't in Conscience 
attend upon. Therefore I beseech you once more, Hon*^ Sir, for God's 
Sake, for Religion's Sake, & for the sake of y* Peace and Happiness of 
the People that you would (as need may call for it) kindly interpose d& 
help us in these matters ; Our Committee have mentioned you to Mr. 
Parbridge who is Agent for us before the King in Council ; & probably 
be will show you their Letter, if you should have an Inclination to see it. 

I wrote to D' Avery in y* Fall of the year, & if he should think worth 
while to take notice of us, you will be able to let him know who I am, 
and what you apprehend of me, if you think proper ; I ask no favor but y" 
naked Truth, and that you will speak if you say any thing. Herewith I 
send you a true copy of the Recommendation which Mr Beckwirth drew 
up, & both y* ministers of Lyme sign'd it just as I was taking my Leave 
of those parts & expected to go & Preach at Newbury where I am since 
settled. You'l see that y* Recommendation refers to a Council which 
gave me my Liberation. Perhaps you may see some occasion to Improve 
^t, & if not it may lie with other waste paper. 

That you may be continued for a Blessing to y® World — may be 
abundantly succeeded at y* Court of Great Britain — find much favour in 
y* sight of our Gracious King dc be Returned safely to your Native Coun- 
try for a Greater Blessing than ever, is the Prayer of Hon"* Sir your most 
obedient Son & Servant, Jonathan Parsons. 

P. S. Salute Dr. Avery for me and all other Friends. 

Yrs ut supra. 

Excuse my using a Clerk to write over my Letter from my short hand ; 
The want of Time obliged me to do it 

To Elisha Williams, Esq., London, England. 

(Answered by Mr. Williams, August 11, 1750.) 

(Note.) — ^' Elisha Williams, Eaq.," (to whom the preceding letter was 
addressed,^ was the son of the Rev. William Williams of Hatfield. He 
was bom August 24, 1694, graduated at Harvard College, 1711 ; studied 
Divinity with his father, and was ordained as a minister in Newineton, in 
Wethersfield, Conn., October 22, 1722. After his marriage with Eunice 
Chester of Wethersfield, he studied law and was frequently elected a 
member of the Legislature from Wethersfield. In 1726 he was installed 
Rector of Yale College, the duties of which he faithfully discharged until 
1739, when ill health obliged him to resign. He returned to Wethers- 
field and was elected to the Legislature, and appointed Judge of th^^ 

302 Original Letter of Rev, Jonaihan Pareone. [Oct. 

Superior CourL Afterwards he was appointed Chaplain of the Regiment 
>sent by the State of Connecticut to Cape Breton, and was subseqoentlj 
appointed to the command of a regiment of one thousand men in an 
intended expedition against Canada. In December^ 1749, he went to 
England to receive the wages due to himeelf and his regiment. While 
there his wife died, and before his return he married Miss Elizabeth 
Scott, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Scott, of Norwich, England. He 
returned home* in April, 1752, and diea 24th, 1755, as will appear by the 
following inscription in the burial ground at Wethersfield : — 

'' The HonbMe Col'l Elisha Williams, shinM in excelling Gifts of 
Nature, Learning, and Grace, in Benevolence universal. Firm in Friend- 
ship, in Conversation pleasant and Instructive. In Religion Sincere, un- 
affected, cheerful ; Truly Humble, of conjugal & Parental Affection, and 
Humanity. A Wise, Great & Good Man. 5 Years he was an HonV to 
the Sacred Ministry, in Newington. 18 years Yale College flourished 
under his Pious, iJearned, d^ Faithful Instruction and happy Govern^t ; 
the Glory of ye College 6i Ornament of his Country. He often filled & 
adorned several Civil & Military Characters. Heaven claimed what was 
Immortal that Glad obeyed, & drossM here the Dust to Rest till Jesus 
comes. Obiit 25th July 1755, .£tatis 61 yrs." 

Trumbull, in his History of Connecticut,Vol. II., p. 303, says of Mr.Wil- 
liams : ** He was well furnished with academical literature, was a thorough 
Calvinist, and is characterized as one of the best of men.^^ Dr. Doddridge, 
in a letter to a friend, writes thus : «^ I look upon Col. Williams to be one 
of the most valuable men upon earth ; he has joined to an ardent sense of 
religion, solid learning, consummate prudence, great candor, and sweet- 
ness of temper.** 

He published a Sermon on Divine Grace, 1727. A Sermon on the 
death of Thomas Ruggles, 1728 ; and a Pamphlet of 66 pages, entitled 
*^ The Essential Rights and Liberties of Protestants.** 

The Society, of which the Rev. Jonathan Parsons was the first Pastor, 
had its origin in the time of the great excitement produced by the labors 
of Edwards, Whitefield and others, one of whom was the Kev. Joseph^ 
Adams, who preached to the new Society^ consisting at first of only 12 
families, until by the advice and commendation of Whitefield, Mr. Panons 
was called from Lyme, Conn, (where he had been settled as a Minister 
from March, 1731, till October, 1745,) to take charge of the new Society. 
In November of the same year he came to Newbury, and took the Charge 
of the Congregation in March, 1746, &c. In this Church, which from 
small beginnings arose to be one of the most numerous on the Continent, 
Mr. Parsons labored with great diliffence and success until his death in 
1776, when he was buried by the side of his friend Whitefield, beneath 
the pulpit which he had for so many years occupied. 

For a more particular account of the establishment and origin of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, Mass., see 

" Cushing^s History of Newburyport, p. 53.** 

" Coffin*s History of Newbury." 

^^ Historical Account of the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. 
Samuel P. Williams, who was installed Feb. 18, 1821.** 

** Rev. Mr. Searls* Funeral Sermon on the death of Mr. Persons.** 

** Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf *8 Memoir of Mr. Parsons, and Rev. Mr. 
Sprague*s Biographical Sketches of the Presbyterian Cleigymen of the 
United States.** See, also, Vol. I., p. 272, of N. E. Gen. Register. 

^ S. H. * • 

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In the early period of Rhode Island^ s History^ from the Records and Files 
in the office at Warwick. 

[Copied for the Begister by the Hon. G. A. Bxatton.] 

Warwick the Uth of May 1656 

M' James Greene Walter Tod and Henry Reddocke being desired to 
scan and value the estate of Robert Potter lately deceased have to the 
beat of our understandings brought in a true inventory of cattels and 
moveable goods and moneys and we find that it amounts to forty and two 
pounds and ten shillings besides his housing and lands which we leeve to 
the consideration of the Counsell to determine as they shall find cause 

Also John Potter the sone of Robert Potter late deceased is to be main- 
tained in apparel for four years out of the estate above mentioned. 

We also find that the said Robert Potter lately deceased is engaged in 
New England as appeareth to us to be in debt the sum of Twenty and 
nyne pounds and twelve shillings besides other uncertaine debts which are 
not yet brought in 

Moreover we find him to be engaged to the wife of Captaine Lawton 
for twenty pounds borrowed of Capt Lawton in his life time in the year 
16%6 which is not yet paid with the use annexed for ten years time which 
likewise we leave to the consideration of the counsell. 

June the Uth 

Ordered by the Town Counsell Whereas M' Robert Potter of Warwick 
lately deceased died engaged and this Counsell fynding not estate 

to discharge the debts without selling house and land. 

Therefore the Town Counsell do further order M' Houlden and M' 
HoUiman to make sale of the aforesaid housing and land itnd to give 
in a just account unto the rest of the Town Counsell further to dispose 
of it • 

Ordered by the Town^Counsel that the visible household goods con* 
tained in the inventory with the cattel and hogs is given by the Counsel as 
a legacy unto Sara Potter the wife of the late deceased Robert Potter to 
dispose of as she shall think fit. 

Whereas Sara Potter the wife of Robert Potter lalelv deceased intes* 
tate bath without order from the Counsel seazed upon the nouse and turned 
out a tenent set in by them as also without their order sould and desposed 
of goods and receaved some debts whereupon they conceave she is en* 
gaged for administrator 

The Town Counsell having formerly disposed of the estate of Robert 
Cole lately deceased and having allotted out the portions of the children 
ordered that the lands and meadows together with the pasturage on the 
South side of Patuiet River and the North lyne bound of Warwick 
bound is alloted out for security of Nathaniel Cole Robert Cole and Sam 
Cole their portions amounting to the sum of sii score pounds 

Further ordered that the Mill of Warwick being a part of the estate of 

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the late deceased Robert Cole is alloted out for security of Daniel Cole 

his portion being fiftie pounds. 

Bandall Houlden Dep 

• Ezekiel Hollymaa Ass 

John Weekes 
Henry Beddocke 
Stokely Westcote 
Richanl Carder 

Whereas it is true that this CoUony of Rhode Island and Providence 
plantations : out of their great care of the well orderings of all things in 
every respective town therein for the good of the whole bodie polliticke 
have not only formerly inacted but now of late renewed and confirmed 
the same size, his magesties Royal Charter or Letters Patents appeared 
amongst us viz that every Respective town Counsell to observe the state 
of things within their perticular precincts and act and perform in all things 
for the well orderings and accomplishing of the affairs of the Town in sdl 
such matters as may not entrench upon any publick or general office or 
officer but may with conveniency prevent a more publick trouble and 
further needless charge. 

And Whereas the said Town Counsell is ordered in particular and in a 
special manner to have care of the well orderings and execution of the 
will and testament of the deceased. 

As also that if any shall die iatestate that then the Counsell of that