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Volume LXIV 


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Active, ship, passengers for Va. 1771 314 
ADA3IS, William Frederic!: and (T. R. Cutter 
Geiiealopical ami ptr^oual memoirs re- 
lating to families of Mass. noticid -tSO 
Adventure, ship, passengers for Xew York 1774 

Adventurer, ship, passengers for Va. 1775 323 
ALBEEE, John Report of Committee on Epi- 

ALDE>', Frank Wesley John Alden of A«h- 
field, Mass., and Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
' " and descendants noticed 


A LDEX genealogy, ancestors, and descendants 
of John Alden of Ashfield, Mass., and 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., by F. \y. Alden 
noticed 193 
ALDCS and variants 
John, will 1610 245 
John, will 1631) 216 
Robert, will 1560 242 
Aldhol-se, Robert, will 16a 215 
ALDors, Francis, will 1625 215 
Aldowe, Robert, will 1507 240 
Aldowes. Elizabeth, will 1576 243 

Jolin. will 1596 213 
ALnowj, Joan, will 1505 210 

Thomas, will 1569 211 
ALDOW5E, Thomas, will 1504 240 
ALDr-^ genealogical notice, descendants of 

Thos. 217 
ALLEX. Francis Olcott, notice 203 

Dr. Justin, notice xlvii 
ALLEX genealogv, descendants of Ge-">. and 

Ralph, by D.' A. Thompson noticed .377 
America, colonists, ancestry, vol. 1, by F. M. 
Smith noticed 97 

American Revolution, Xew England soldiers in, 
bi!j;iograpliy of lists 64 

Amherst College, class of lff3. record of a 
quarter century no/fcerf 9* 

ANDEE-OX, WillinmKiile Donald Rob^srt-on 
and wife, Rachel Rogers, their ano^ftry 
and posteritv and ancf^-trv of Commo- 
dore Richard Taylor noticed 195 

ANDREWS and variants 

Frank De Wette Inscriptions on grave stones 

in Fairton, N. J., with historical sketch, 

list of signers of Cohan^ev Compact 1697 

and names of early settlers of Fairfield 

AxnREWEs, Richard, items -1 

Thomas, items ^'4 
Ann aad Mary, ship, passengsrs for \V. I. 1609 

Ann and Sarah, ship, passeng?rs for Va. 1698 
-54, 256 

Annaf.ilis County, X. S.. history, supplementa- 
rr volume in prepuratiou 8-S 

ARCHER, Jobu, will 1619 317 

ARCHIBALD genealogy in preparation 191 

ASFORDBY. Susanna, ancesirv and descend- 
ants, by R. .S. Turk noticed 90 

Ashbumham, Mis;., vital repjrds to 1S50, ad- 

Athol, Mass., vital records 

I noticed 300 

VDGER, John C)?!!ce?Z Giles Badger and 

JSarp Ellen Bibliography of lists of Xew 
Eaglaud soldiers 61, 12^. ,'J;^, 327 

BAXDEKSTOX, U^yd and G. Cnby Evolu- 
tion of the American flag noticed 2'.<i 

BALDWIX, Thom.js WilUamt Vital records 
of Xatick, Mass. to le50 r.-ttcerf 30) 
Vita; records of Wrentham, Mass. to :i50, 
vols. 1 and 2 noticed 301 


BALLAXCE, Col. J .hn Green, ElUtary record, 

by H.O. Collias notice'l :>:'J 
BALLOr. fl-osea-ffirr Dr. Comlort Starr, .»nd 

Cr.inurook, Ktnt, Eug. 7; 
Baltimorr, ship, pa-engers for Md. 1775 3-5 
B AXCKER jenea|..,'r. descendaors of Laurens 

Manyse, by H. ■!. Banker v.oticed 377 
BAJXKES. Howard James Par'ial record of 

Bar.L-ker or B.inker famiiirs of America 
articular the descen iaats of L. M. 

an im particular 
noticrd 377 

storiv-il notes, by 

Barbados. W. L, 
X. V. Davis I 
Barbados, ship, passengers for Va. 1698 257 
BARBER ienealopy, descendar.ts of Thos. ( 

Index of Subjects 

Baronial Order of Runnemede, statutes, iiifti- 

tuted Jan. $, IS9S noti^td 99 
BARTLETT genealogy, descendants of Robt., 

in preparation 191 
BATES, William Carver Memoir of Francis 

Jewett Parker noticed '.»o 
Report of Committee on Papers and Essays 

BATES bulletin, vol. 2, upocial number no(i«d 

90; vol. 3, no. 1 noticed 193; vol. 3, no. 2 

noticed 377 
BAXTER, Hon. J.imes Phinney Address be- 

fore N. E. Hist. Gen. S-^ciety 1910 Ix 
Bay State Historical League, publication no. 4 

noticed 196 
BEATTY, John, ancestry and descendants, by 

R. S. Turk noticed »> 
BEDWELL, C. E. A. Brief history of the 

Middle Temple noticed 298 
Beith, ship, passengers for Va. 1771 108 
BELT, Col. Joseph, memoir, by C. C. Magruder 

noticed <H 
BENNETT genealogy in preparation 192 
BENSON, Charlet Best Family of Best in 

America noticed 291 
BEST genealogy, by C. B. Benson noticed 291 
Betsey, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 110 
BIGG{E), John, will 1539 57 
John, will 1580 56 

Biography, catalogue of boot?, by F. Allaben 

Genealogical Co. noticed 95 
Birthplaces and her«lity of leading Americans, 
statements relating to, by F. A. Woods 
noticed 302 
BOLTON, Charles Knotcles Memoir of Caleb 
B. Tillinghast noticed 296 
Report of Trea.«orer xxxri 
Charles Knowleg and Ethel ^Stanicood) 
Scotch-Irish pioneers in Ulster and Amer- 
ica noticed 3sO 
Bolton, Mass., vital records to IS30 noticed 300 
BOOTH, Charles Edwin, ancestry by C. E. 
Bootli noticed 378 
Cliarles Edwin One branch of the Booth 
family, showing the lines of connection 
with one hundred Mass. Bav colonists no- 
ticed 378 
Capt. Joseph, journal 1760 in One branch of 
the Booth family, by C. E. Booth noticed 
Boston, Mass., blue book 1910, by E. E. Clark 
noticed 19ti 
city councils, 182?-1908, Eoxbnry 1846-67, 
Charlestown 1547-73, and selectmen of 
Boston 1634-18;r-', catalogue noticed 379 
Great Elm tree, notice 285 
Great Elm tree and its scion, report on loca- 
tion with map 141 
Liberty Tree, notice 285 
printing, John Foster, earliest American en- 
graver and 1st Boston printer, by S. A. 
Green noticed 94 
Treraont St., between Court and School, his- 
tory noticed 2'/7 
Boston Tea-Party chapter, Danshters of the 
American Revolution, officers, by-laws, 
and members l'.'>9-10 noticed 301 
BOWERS, Elizabeth, notice IV; 
BOWMAN, James, note 185 
BHAIXERD, John BlUi Report of Committe 



tory I69S 26 
BRIANT, Ker. Saxuel Jnger.'oll Twent wears 
of Westborough Historical Society, ad- 
dress, 1909 noticed 199 

Bristol County, Mass., probate records 2f; 

Britannia, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 
1774 314 

Briton, ship, passengers for Carolina 1774 .?I7 

BEOWN(E), Abram English, memoir, with 
autograph and portrait 44; noticed --•95 
Albert Waterman, notice lii 
Georije Waldo Early records of the town of 

Jiauchester 1-01- 16. vol 3 noticed 96 
Henry Billings Biographical sketch of Sam- 
uel Tyler noticed 202 
WiUinm B. Family history of Jeremiah Fen- 
ton noticed S73 

BROWN(E) genealogy, descendants of Wm. 
of Stafford Co., Va., in preparation 192 

Banker Hill Monument Association, proceed- 
ings 1909 noticed 99 

BtlKRAGE, Rev. Henry Sicettser and others 
Genealogical and family history of the 
State of Maine, vols. 1, i, 3, and 4 noticed 

CADLE, Charles Francis One hundred and 
fineen colonial ancestors of Cornelius 
Cadle, MnscaUne, Iowa noticed 201 
Cornelius, ancestry, by C. F. Cadle noticed 

of Mo., 1907-9 nntieed 199 
Cambridge Historical Societv, publication no. 
4, proceedings, 26 Jan. and 26 Oct. 1*» 
noticed 197 

1 Collection of Records xxi 

iAY, Ja 

Candlewood, Ipswich, Mass., history and gene- 
alogy, by T. F. Waters noticed 293 
Carolina, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 319 
Carolina Packet, ship, passengers for Carollni 

CAKT, John, descendants, bulletin no. 8, new 

series noticed 90 
CASSO.V, Herbert .V. Cyras Hall lloCormick, 

his life and work noticed 2>)l 
Catharine, ship, passengers for Philadelphia 

CHAFFIX, WiUiam L. Biographical history 
of Robert Eaudill and de^^ceadants no- 
ticed 9! 

CHAPIN, Lieut. Seth, Mendon, Mass., notice 
Lient". Seth, Newport, R. I., notice 289 

Charlestown, Mass., city councils 1847-73, in 
Catalogue of citv councils of Boston 1622- 
1905 noticed 379 

Charming Molly, ship, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 106 

Charming Nancy, ship, passengers fo ^' "-• 
delphia 1774 111 

Chatham, Mass., history, pt. 1, by W. C. Smith 

CHESTNUT genealogy in prepar 

Index of Subjects 


CLAKK{E), Dr. Almon JT. Clark genealogy 
in U. S., 1d41-1-.ij7 noticid 91 
Zlicard L. Bostou blue book, 1910 notked 

E-v. Frank Gray, notice lix 
H^nrif Spencer Record of lands and pa-t de- 
Eceu.lants of Henrv and Anne Cl:irk who 
settled in X. J. in 1725 noticed 193 
Jctin, will 1699 lai 
CLA1;K(E) genealogr, by A. W. Clark nolimt 
•iefcendants of Henrv of New Jersey, by 
H. S. Clark noticed' 193 
Cot-L^set, llai^s., peiiealogv and history, by G. 

L. and E. O. Davenport noticed '90 ' 
COLE genealogy, descendants of Elisba, by 

J. O. Curtis noticed u-9l 
COLXINS, Holridge 0:ro Military record of 

John G. Ballauce noticed .179 
CoQ>sord, ship, passengers for Va. 169S 252 
Conciurd, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 16J9 

Conf-ing, genealogy, by T. W. Prosch noticed 

Conn-i-cticut, history, legislative, vol. 7, 1909-10 

reffi^ter and manual 1910 notic-ed ."i^O 
Sta.3* librarian, report 1906-» noticed 297 
COO. Abner, will 1006 137 
COOK genealogy, descendants of Wm.,in pre- 
paration 192 
COOLIDGE, Henry D. and J. W. Kimball 
>lanual for the use of the General Court, 

CountT-v bovs versus citv bovs, birthplace, 

cnssion, by F. A. Woods twticed Mi 

Cranb£c.ok, co. Kent, Eng., historical no 

St. f>Qnstan's church, illus. opp. 73 
CROPLEY genealogy in preparation SS 
CDDVTORTH notice of family 85 

CUNXI-NGHAM, J7enru JTinchester Report of 
C-^'mmittee on Publications sviii 
R. ;.ort of Committee on sale of Publica- 

r.ons xsii 

Re-.ort of Corresponding Secretary xxxiii 

CUItlii ER, John James History of Newbury- 

p. 'ft, Mass., 1704-li'».'9, vol. 2 noticed 19^ 

CCRRIEP. genealogy in preparation 192 

CCKTi-, Joseph O. Descendants of Elisha 

CCSTE3 genealogy in preparation i9 
CL'TLEii, Kobert, will 1611 137 
CL'TTLH, William Richard Memoirs of N. E. 
H-ji. Gen. Society slv 
R^f.irt of Historian xliii /::chnrdnnii TT.F.Adamt Genealog- 
ic:l: and personal memoirs relating to 
f.i.iuili'^s ot Mass. noticed 360 
CTTTEE; genealogy, descendants of Richard, 

s of the Americ 
Tea-Party chap 

Giorije Lijmiin and E. 0. Genealogies of 
families of Cohasset, Mass. notic«i 96 
DAVIS, Andrar McFarland BibUogr.>phical 

Two forgotten pamphkteers in the Mass. 

curreiicv controversy. '.720-40 noticed 381 

Horace Dr. Benjamin Go;t. A familv of doc- 



DAVIS genealogj-, descen.iduts of Dolor, in 

preparation 192 
Dawes, ship, passengers for Jamaica 1774 224 
Deforest, Emily Johu.-t<-n John JoLnston 

of Kew Tork, merchant noticed vi 
DEWEV, ZouiS ilarinui James Rising of 

Sutfield, Conn,, and descendants noticed 

Tiiomas Copley of Suffield, Conn., and de- 

DICKINSOX, Marquis Fai-ette Memoir of 
George Sumner Mann * lal; noticed 379 

DO AXE. Alfred Alder Frost genealogy no- 
ticed 292 

DODGE, Martha Ann, memoir liii 

Dorchester, Mass., celebration of 279th anni- 
proceedings I9U9 

noticed 297 
DORR iXC E family inscription: 


Township burying ground, Oneco, Cot 
noticed 193 
DOCGLA,--LITHGOVr, Dr. Robert Ala:., 
drr Dictionary of A merici 

w England 


s., vital records to ISoO, vol. 2 no- 


illege, class of U''2, sketches, by 

ano proper nar 

Dover, Mass., old home dav, proceedings l'Xi9 

noticed 297 
DOWXES, William Ephraim Daniel Edward 

Downes of Dorchester, Mass. and de- 

sceudauts 370 

DCXSTER, Elizabeth, notice ISO 
DUFCy, Charles Meredith and Herbert G«a 
alogical history of Dupuy family notic, 

DUPUV genealogy, by C. M. and H. Du;t 

DUsTi.iX genealogy in preparation S9 
DUYCKINXK, Whitehead Cornell Sumrai 
uf class meetings and bi'^grapliical recv 

EATOX Family Association, note 191 
Eleanor, ship, passengers for Vi, lO'Ja 256 
I Eleanor, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 

' Eleventh Ohio Battery, see Ohio, Militia, 1 
Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Mi. 1774 1 

Index of Subjects 

Elizabtfli, fhip, pasii 

EUzabftli, sliip, pa*=engers for Va. 
Elizab«tU, ship, passengers for \i 




Elizabeth, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. lt->i 

Elizabetli and Ann, ship, passengers for Wes; 

Indies 170U 3iG 
Elizabetli and Judith, ship, passengers for Vi. 

1700 :;h 
ELSEY, Xicholas, will 1549 317 
ELY genealogy in preparation 8S 
England, emigranis from, 1771-5 IS, 10«, 214. 


135, 23.- 

England, genealogical re 

surnames, references to, in loOl, by F. K. anc 

S. Uitching noticed 361 
EPLER, Percy H. lj:i--ter minds at the Com- 

munwealtli's heart noticed WJ 
Essex County, Mass., conn records notice 1'.': 
Eugenics, report of committee on, 1909, by I. 



EVANS, Katharine Odiorne, notice Ivii 
EVERETT, Percival Lowell, notice xlvi 

Sarah Jane, notice Ixx 
Experiment, ship, passengers for Pa., Va., or 
Md. 1699 2C0 

FORBUSH, Thankful, i 

child 7 

FOSTER, Francis Apthorp Report of C;ni- 

mittee on Consolidated lude.x xxi 

Report of Committee on l-'i-_:ince xvu 

aiid 1st Boston printer, bV S.A.Green 
noticed Srt 

FRANCIS, Tappan Eustis, notice Ut 

Free Ma*ou, ship, passengers for PhiladeIpL:a, 
Pa , 1771 lb 

FRENCH. Elizabeth Genealogical research in 
England 51, 1.35, 2:i9, 310 
List of emigrants to America from Liver, 
pool 1697-17U7 158, 25^, 3.36 

FRENCH genealogy, descendants of Aaron, in 
preparation ty 

French and Indian war. New Eng'.and soldiers 
in, bibliography of lists Oi 

French Catholics in L". S., reprint from The 
Catliolic Encyclopedia, vol. 6 noticed -M^ 

FROST, Dr. Edtcard Lysander and Thomai 
Gold Fro^t family in England and Amer- 
ica with special reference to Edmund 
Frost and descendants noticed 194 

War of 1S12 noticed 
Fairfield, X. J., historical notice, in Inscrip- 
tions of Fairlon, N. J., by F. D. Andrews 

noticed 197 
Fairton, N. J., epitaphs, by F. D. Andrews iio- 

ticed 197 
Fall River, Mass., Indian Reservation, history, 

by H. A. L>ubuiiue noticed 297 
Farmingdale, Me., viLil records to 1S92 noticed 

FAXON, Dr. John and Hawkes, M. C, suit 

against, brought by C. Lowell, by J. A. 

Spalding noticed 2-^ 
WiUter Edward Henry \Vhorf 303 
FAY, Alan Motley, notice Ivi 
FENTON genealogy, descendants of Jeremiah, 

TERNALD geuealogicjil history of family, by 

C. A. 1: ernald iiof ic«J 2'J2 
FERRIS genealogy iu preparation 69 
riLLEUKUWN, CliarU' BoicJoin Genealogy 

of tlle FilleOroiVa; ihjtiCcd 193 
JILLEBltO WX geue.d.jgy, by C. B. Fillebrown 

FlICU, John, will lejs 2? 

FIICH genealog) in prej.ara:ion i;' 

Five Johns of Old DartaL.outh, by V\". A. 'Wing 

noticed 197 
FLAGG genealogy in pr^eparation 192 
FLINT, Capt. Samuel a:-l 'Wiiliam, memoirs, 

by D. VV. King not,>.d i4 
F :bes Memorial library, ■Jckiiara, Mass., dedi- 
catory addresses, by H. P. Wright no- 

FRYE genealogy in preparation 192 

GARRETT, Samuel B. History of Welcome 
Garrett and descendants uoti-:ed 378 

GARRETT genealogy, desceurfants of Wel- 
come, by S. B. Garrett noticed 378 

Genealogy, catalogue of books, by F. AUaben 
Genealogical Co. noticed 95 

Geographical atlases in Library of Congress, 
list, with biographical notes H-.ti'ced 200 

GERRISH, rr. B. Hand-list to suri.ames rep- 
resented by inscriptions in the Hundred 
of Od^ey, co. Hertford, recorded in 1906 
noticed 35l 

GIMM genealogy, by V. V. Johnson noticed 

GLEASON genealogy, descendants of Thos. of 
Waterlown, Mass., by J. B. Wuite, ed. 
by L. M. Wilson noticed 293 

G'.obe, ship, passengers for Va. 1696 255 

•.i.obe, ship, passengers for Va. 1700 S15 

c-.'fT, Dr. iieujamin, memoir, by H. Davis 
noticed 295 

G2ANT, Setb, notice S3 

l;-intliam, N. U., epitaphs, with gctealogical 
notes, by T. Hills n^-ticed 3=0 

Gr^at Elm tree, Boston, Mass., notice 265 

G::at Elm tree and its scion, Boston, Mass., 
report on location with map !4; 

GSEELY, MaJ. Gen. Adotphus W,.^.:ngton, 
Richard Ingersoll of julem, ila---., and 
descendants noticed 91 

GEEENCE), Fnwnuei Somerset club brasses 
noticed -iiA) 
;:i:hard Heury Greene ;Green) family of 

PIvmouth Colour noticed 91 
I'.-. Samuel Abbott, til:ie;h annivers-iry as 
member of Mass. Ui=t. Society •ioticed 

Index of Subjects 

GREEX(E) cont'd 
Dr. Samuel Abbott John Foster, earliest 

American engraver and first Boston 

printer notictd iH 
Col. Wm. Prescott, and Groton soldiers in the 

battie of Bunker HUl, by S. A. Green ho- 

tictd 202 
GEEEX(E) genealocy, family of Plymouth 

Colony.Tjy K. H. Greene noticed 91 
Greenfield, Mass., settlers ir6"-ro notice ISS 
GEEENLAW, Lucy EaU Abstracts from 1st 

book of Bristol co. probate records 26 
JfiUiam Prescott Report of Librarian xxiii 
Groton. Mass., soldiers in battle of Bunker 

Hill, in Col. VTm. Prescott, memoir, by 

S. A. Green noticed 202 
GUEEABD genealogy in preparation 89 
GYLBEBT, William, will 1546 57 

HACEETT, Frank Warren Meade claim no- 
ticed 2% 

HALE, Dr. iidward Everett, notice Ix 

Oscar Fitzalun Ancestry and descendants of 
Jojiab Hale 6th in descent from Sam'l of 
Hanford, Conn., 163; noticed IM 

HALE genealogy, ancestry and descendants of 
J ueiah, by O. F.Hale no<i«<i "' ' 

i of Kewbury, Ma 

Hallowell, Me., history, by E. H. Nason notictd 

HAMILTON, J. G. de Roulhac Presentation 

of portrait of Got. Abner Nash to North 

Carolina by N. C. Society of the Sons of 

the Kevolution noticed 202 

Harvard Cniversity, class of 1868, 10th anni- 
versary, report of secretary 1B68-Iy0& no- 
ticed 98 
class of 1894, report of secretary 1909 noticed 

Haverhill, Mass., vital records to 1850, vol. 1 

notictd 300 
HAWKES, Dr. Micajah CoUins and Faxon, J., 

suit against, brought by C. Lowell, by 

J. A, bpsildiug noticed 296 
HAWLEY extracts from British archives, by 

E. F. McPike, 2d series noticed 91 
HATTES, Rev. Charles Wells, memoir xlix 
HAYWOOD, Marshall de Lancey Lives of the 

bishops of North Carolina noticed 2y6 
HEILMAN, Rev. V. Eenry Descriptive and 

historical memorials of Heiimau Dait, 

Pa. noticed 29S 

He.'aldry, catalogue of books, by F. Allaben 

Genealogical Co. noticed 95 
Heredity and American men of science, state. 

meuts relating to, by F: A. Woous iio- 

ticed 302 
Heredity and birthplaces of leading Americans, 

Etati-mcuts relating to, by F. A. Woods 

noticed 302 
HETT, Ann, will 1621 239 
HIGGINS, Nathaniel, will 1743 85 

: HIGGEN50N, P.ev. Francis, notice 88 

Thome Wentwortk Descendants of Eev. 

Frticis Higgiuion noticed 378 

HIGGIN^ON genealogy, descendants of Rev. 

Frb-oii, by T. W . Higginson notictd 378 

HILLS, Thomas Three ancient cemeteries in 

N. E. near junction boundary lines of 

j Lebizon, Plainfield, and Grantham no- 

I ticipS iSO 

I Historiomitry, bibliography, in Some deside- 
• rata la the science of eugenics, by F. A 

I Woc-ii.iioriced 392 

I History, catalogue of books, by F. Allaben 
Genealogical Co. noticed 95 
HITCHING, F. £. and S. References to En=-. 

HOBBS items 185 

HOBBY genealogy in preparation 89 

HODGES, Almon Danforth, autobiographical 

sketch, ed. by A D. Hodges, presented bv 

A. G. ind A. l>. Hodges noti->:d 201 
Almon iKnjorth Almon Dam'orth Hodges 

and Dis neiglibors, autobiographical 

sketch noticed 201 
HOLLAED, Hugh, will 1645 346 
HOLLAED alias SILKE, Thomas, will 1607 

HOLMES, Col. J. T._ EngUsh ancestry of Rev. 

Eev. Obadiah, English ancestry i37 
Richard, Lote 83 
HOOKER, Oyrr.mander Edward and ATargarei 

Huntif^ton Descendants of Eev. Ihos. 

Hooke.-, Hartford, Conn., 15si-19(«s fio- 

ticed l-ji 
HOOKER g?nealogy,deEcendants of Eev. Tho' 

of Uarsdrd, Conn., by E. Hooker and ed 

by M. H. Hooker noticed 194 
Hope, ship, fiisengers for Maryland 1774 25 
HOETON, B-jTon Barnes Horton family year. 

book, :.-<j9, descendants of Isaac Horton 

noticed 91 
HOETON genealogy, descendants of Isaac, by 

3. B. H. 

■ed 91 

HOVEY, EiT. Horace Carter First century of 
Mernniiok Uible society, I8k'-1910 no- 
ticed .v.? 

HOTEY geniilogy, descendants of Daniel, in 
preparinion 376 

HCCKINS genealogy in preparation 69 

Huguenot Sc-.-iety of South Carohna, trans- 
actions Hi. 16 noticed ly.) 

HCLING, Al-iin Spooner Brief sketch of the 
ancestrj ol Aldeu Spooner and descend. 

■ed 294 


HUNT, JohE, 

aote 284 


, record of family noti- 

id ■293 

Indian wars. New England soldiers 
ography.;: usts 71 

0, bibli- 

Indians of N 
names, ■ 

T England, place an 

i proper 



of Eich- 
-.ely no. 

Ipswich, Mass.-Candlewood, history and gene- 
alogy, by i. F. Waters noticed -.■8 

Ipswich Hist:.r;.:al Societv, president, report 
forl9W -.aiced'^i' 

Index of Subjects 

Irish Lawrell, ship, passengers for Newfour 
land 1700 259 

Jews at Barbados, W. I., notes on history of, 
by N. D. DaTi? noticed 100 

John the Baptist, ship, passengers for Va. 1700 

JOHNSON, nrginia Voigt Gimm family, his- 
tory and genealogy noticed 202 

JOHNSTON, John, memoir, by E. J. de Forest 
noticed M 

JULIEN, Joseph Frangoia Bapiistnn Denis 
Julienno Froven^alo noticed a79 

JuUenno Pr0Ten9alo, poem, by J. F. B. D. 
Julien jwiiced 379 

K ENDALL genealogy, family of Austrey,Tw7- 
cross, and Smit'hsby, Eng., noticed 293 

KIBBE, James Allen Francis Olcott Allen 203 

KIDDER fund, report of trustees for 1909 xxxr 

KILBOURN, Duright C. Bench and bar of 
Litchfield County, Conn., 1709-1909 no- 
ticed 96 

KIMBALL, James TT. and H. D. Coolidge 
Manual for the nse of the General Court, 
1910 noticed 302 

KING, D. Webster Capt. Sam'l Flint and Wm. 
Flint with 13th annual report of Pea- 
body Historical Society I90&-9»io(ic«i W 
BenTy Melville Sir Henry Vane noticed 296 

Kings County, N. S., history in preparation 

Kingston Packet, ship, passengers for Norfollt, 
Va. 1774 23 

KNAPP, George Brown Report of the Com- 
mittee on the Library Xfii 

KNOWLES, Thomas Henry, notice IxyiU 

KNOX, John, notice SO 

LAKE genealogy, descendants of Thos., by 
D. M., A. E., & A. C. Lake noticed 92 

LAKIN genealogy, by W. H. Manning noticed 

Lamb, ship, passengers for Va. or Md. 1699 337 

Lamb of Dublin, ship, passengers for Va. 1698-9 

LAMBERT, Jesse note 283 

LAMSON, Frank Bailey and Otis Ephraim 
Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of 
Concord. Mass., his ancestry and descend- 
auts, 1634-1908 noti-ced 201 

LAMSON genealogy, ancestry, and descend- 
ants of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Con- 
cord, JIass., by O. E. and F. B. Lamson 
noticed 201 

LAPHAM genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 377 

Laurent, ship, passengers for Grenada 1774-5 

Lawrence kin, by A. Titus noticed 93 

LEARNED, Marion Dexter Abraham Lin. 
coin, an American migration, family Eng- 
lish not German noticed 201 

Lebanon, N. H., epitaphs, with genealogical 
notes, by T. Hills noticed 380 

Le Soj-_Planter, ship, passengers fc: Dominica 

LEVEEETT, Got. John, note 2H 
Liberty Tree, Boston, Mass., notice 285 
LILLET, George Learens, memori.1 proceed- 
ings, of Senate and House of f:epresenta. 
tires of Conn, in joint couve-tion. May 
27, 1909 noticed 94 

LITHGOW, Dr. Robert Alexand-er Douglas- 
Dictionary of American-Indias place and 
proper names in New Engli^d noticed 


LITTLE, George Thomas and ctUrs Gene- 
alogical and familv history ot the State 
of Maine, vols. 1, 2, 3, and'-l nMced 96 

adiiess, 1910 
fnmrj in Eng- 
LOKER oitas EIDDELSDAXE, Lncj, will 1593 

London, ship, passengers for CaroUni 1774 215 

London Packet, ship, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 216 

LONGFELLOW, Henrr Wadswonh, memo- 
rial statute, Washington, D. CexercUes 
at unveiling, 1909 noticed 296 

LONGLET genealogy, descendant? of Elijah, 
by A. W. Stanford noticed 194 

Loolsburg, N. S., siege, 1745, address before 
N. H. Society of Colonial Wars 1909, by 
H. M. Baker noticed 198 

Loyalty, ship, passengers for Va. 1695 166 
Loyalty, ship, passengers far Va. or l£d. 1699 

LTLE genealogy in prepsj-ation 8? 

Lynn, Mass., in the Revelation, hi.-tc.-y, by 1 

McALEER, Dr. George Study in cr.xia and 
signification of the surname 5lcA.'eer and 
contribution to McAIeer geDti_:2y no- 
ticed 293 

McALEER history of surname and gtiealogy, 
by G. McAleer Jio^fed 293 

MCCORMICK, Cvrus HaU, memoir, rv H.N. 
Casson noticed 201 

;i ;f Jas., 

Index of Subjects 

JIACKRILL genealogy in preparation 60 

lIcPIKE, Funint F.urnel,! Extracts from 
Britiih Archives on families of Halley, 
Hawley, P>ke. etc., 2d series noticed 91 

Magazine of History, witli notes and queries, 
nos. 1, 3, 1, 3, and noticed 98; extra 
nos. 9 and ly notk-fd 301 

SIAGRUDER, Cahb Clarke Colonel Joseph 
Belt, paper read before the Society of 
Colonij.1 Wars in D. C. 1909 noticed 94 

age, and A. 
oticed 96 

la^sachusett? cont'd 

soldiers in early Indian wars, bibliography 
of lists ;>-,'7 

soldiers in the Spanish-American war, bibli- 
ography of lists 

soldiers in the War of 1SI2, bibliography of 
Usts 32^ 

soldiers, local, bibliography of lists .331 

Volunteer iLtantry. Uiih regiment, histoIT, 
by A- S. Eoe lu-Hced 99 
Massachusetts, Colonial Society of, puhl 


inotictd :JS1; 

name, origin of, bv A. Mattlicws }wticed 298 

soldiers in the American Revolution, bibU- 
ography of li?ts 128 

soldiers in' the Civil war, bibliography of 
lists 129 

soldiers in French and Indian war, bibli- 
ography of li-ts rjs 

■ ■■" ' ■il2, bibliography of 

soldiers in the 

soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 130 
Manchester, N. H., records 1801-16 vol. 3, in 
Manchester Historic Association Collec- 
tions vol. 10, ed. by G. W. Browne noticed 
Manchester (X. H.) Historic Association Col- 
lections, vol.4, pt. 2 norice<i 198; vol.10, 
ed. by G. W. Browne noticed 96 
MAXX, George Sumner, memoir with portrait 
and autograph 103; by SI. F. Dickinson 
noticed 379 
MAJXN genealogy in preparation 192 
MAXNIXG, irniiam H. Lakin family of Gro- 

MARQDETTE, Fire Jacques, Illinois prayer 
book, fac-iiuile and history, by J. L. H. 
Neiison noticed 95 
Marriage bonds in .Mass., 1687-8 188 
Mary, ship, passengers for riiiladelphia 1774 

MASON, Thec^ore West Family record of our 
line of descent from Maj. John Mason of 
>;orwich, Couu. noticed 195 
MASON genealogy, one line of descent from 
Maj. John of Norwich, Conn., by T. W. 
Mason no^cc? 195 
Massachusetts Bay, Province of, acts and re- 
solves, vol. xvi, being vol. xl of the ap- 
pendix, 1757-60 noticed 200 
loyalists, sketches of, by J. H. Stark 7!o/;«rf 
federal part 

Morse noticed 352 
genealogical memoir^, bv W. B. Cutter and 

\7. F. Adam,- noticed 380 
General Court, manual tor the use of, 1910, by 
H. D. Coolidge and J. W. Kimball no- 
ticed 302 
laws revised, and general laws enacted in 



Constitution of the Commonwealth, an- 
notations aiKl table of change in revised 
laws and in hiw? subsequent thereto, sup- 
plement noticed 302 
marriage bond-, ir,8r-8 1*8 
paint shops, old, bv W. E. Wall noticed 299 
record commi--iuiier, report 1909, by H. E. 

Wood? noticed JOiJ 
soldiers, bibliugr.iphv of lists 327 
soldiers in the American Revolution, bibli- 
ography of lists ;-:27 
soldiers in' the Civil wax, bibliography of 

MASSON, David, notice xlvi 

MATTHEWS, J»ert Origin of the name of 
Maine n-ticed 29? 

MEADE, Richard Worsam, claim of, history, 
by F. W. Hacken noticed 296 

Merrimack Bible Societv, history 1510-1910, by 
H. C. Hovey noticed 299 

MESSENGER genealogical items 256 

Mexican war. New England soldiers in, bibli- 
ography of lists 67 

MIDDLEBROOK, Louis Frank EegisI 

MIDDLEBROOK genealogy, descendants of 

Joseph of Fail field. Conn., by L. F. Mid- 

dlebrook noticed 92 

MILLER, /da furr Report of the Council xr 

Missouri, University of, studies, social science 

series, vol. 2 noticed 98 

MOFFAT, Reuben Burnham Moffat genealo- 
gies, descent from Rev. Johi ' 
Lister CO., N. Y. noticed 293 

ffat gene 
(hn Moffa 

Moffatana bulletin, vol. 1, no. 4 noticed 92 

MORGAN, Jamet Sanford, memoir noticed 95 

MORRISON, John, H. History of New York 
ship yards noticed 195 

MORSE, Dr. Anton Elu Federalist party in 
Mass. to ll^j noticed SS2 

MOWRT, William Augu^us Concerning Rog- 
er Williams noticed 'iifl 
Descendants of Jotin Mowry of R. I. no- 
ticed 92 

MOWRY genealogy, descendants of John of 
R. I., by \S'. A. Mowry noticed 92 

MUNGER genealogy in preparation 89 

Nancy, ship, pass 

ecgers for Jamaica, W. 1. 1774 

Nancy, ship, pass 

engers for Md. 1774 115,214 

Nantucket, Mass 

. lands and land owners, hls- 

tory, by H. 

B. Wonh noticed TJ9 

NASH, Gov. Abn 

er. portrait, address, by J. G. 

de K. Ham 

i-.n H..r,V..V 202 

NASON, Emma 

H'u.tinotcn 01dH.-i!loweIlon 

the lienneL 

cc notiC:d 197 

Natick, Mass., vi 

a! recrds to 1850, by T. W. 

Baldwin noli:'d .y-j 

NEIL, Benry M. 

Battery at close quarters no- 

ticed 200 


J. L. Hubert Facsimile of 

P<re Mar.) 

'■■■-■■'- l..iiiois pr;iyer book. 

hisiory u.'f 

NELSON, rr.;/. 

■. ■ - ■ -v over propo- 

sitiou lor 1 
74, biblio- 

■, ,^ , 1 , ; ■;-'-'P-">-. ""7- 

The law ,uhI 

'' . ," .-' .'y-'ui Ntw Jersey 

from earli.- 

Neplune, ship, pj 

rrcugers for Md. 1771 113 

Index of Subjects 

Neptane, ship, paEseDgers for Philadelphia 

Xew England, soldiers, bibliography of lists 

61, lis, ate, Zi7 
New England Historical and Genealogical Eeg- 

ifter, vol. 4. two editions, notice 190 
New England Historic Genealogical SocietT, 

address iyLk>, by J. P. Baxttr ix 
charter Ixxii 
Committee on Collection of Eecords, report 

for 1'.'09 xii 
Committee on C-onsolidated Index, report for 

1909 xxi 
Committee on English Research, report for 

1909 xix 
Committee on Epitaphs, report for IQ-:* xx 
Committee on Finance, report for 19i>i xvii 
Committee on Heraldry, report for ly<;<» xx 
Committee to assist the Historian, report for 

1909 xix 
Committee on Increase of Membership, re- 
port for Wji xxU 
Committee on the Library, report for 1909 

Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 

li09 xviii 
Committee on Publications, report for 1909 

Committee on Sale of Publications, report 

Council report for 1909 XT 
financial needs Ixxi 
Historian, report for 1909 xliii 
Librarian, report fur l9t 9 xxiii 
library, donors, 1909 xxvi 
memoirs xlv 
necrology 1909 -yliii 1 

officers. 1910 t 

proct«<lings, 1909 77, 1S3; 1910 xii, 2S3 ! 

Treasurer, report for 1909 xxixri , 

New England Society of Xew York, celebration 

Dec. H, 19U9 noticed 3S2 I 

New Hampshire folk-lore and reminiscences of 

Sew Hampshire life noticed 299 
soldiers, bibliography of lists 15J I 

Bol'liers in the American Kevolution, bibli- | 

ography of lisxs 1:M 
soldiers in the Civil war, bibliography of lists 

soldiers, local, bibliography of lists 235 
New Haven Colony Historical Society, pro- 

ce^rdiugs 19U9 noticed 195 
New Jersev, will-m±ting in, by W. Nelson no- 
ticed' 399 

North Carolina Booklet, vol. 9, no. 1 noticed 
Northampton, ship, passengers for Jamaica 

Conn., by W. W. Norton : 

ODSET, Hundred of, co. Hertford, surnames 
rtpreseuted by inscriptions, recorded in 
lv<j<, handlist, by W. B. Gerrish noticed 

Ohio liuds, first ownership, history 167, 263, 

Ohio, llilitia, 11 artillery. Eleventh Ohio Bat- 
tery at luka and Corinth, by H. M. Nell 
noticed 200 

Ohio Society of New York, 15th ed. 1910 noticed 

PAIGE, Col. Nicholas, notice 18 
PAINE, Benjamin, will 1698 31 

PARISH genealogy, descendants of John of 

Groton, Mass., by K. Parish noUced 92 
PABKEE, Francis Jewett, memoir, by W. C. 

Bates noticed 95 
Patience, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 111 
PATTERSON, David WUUams Patterson 

family descended from Jus. Patterson of 

Scotland noticed 93 

■ the Sti 

Newburyport, Mass., history, ir^it-lvOg, ■ 

by J. J. CuiTi-rr noticed 19f 
News from the Mooc and Reviev 

of the Bnti.-h Natiun. vol. 7, l 1. lo, o.-i?in 

of, bibliograt.-:oal puzzle, t- A. McF. 

OiTii noticed :>-l 
NICHOLSON, Franris, wUl I60O l-W 
NICKEP^ON, Sereno Dwight, mem;.ir nctictd 

cboroDgh, Me., records in journilof Elder 
P:.!:.eas I'ilUb^ry 73, 151, Vi 

:p5 of, memoirs, by H. D. 

PAYNE genealogy in preparation 192 
'eEA£Ol>Y,SelimHobarta-ai C.H.Pope Pea- 

bodj genealogy noticed 195 
PEABODY genealogy, by S. H. Peabody, ed. 

by C H. Pope noticed 195 
PEABODY Historical Society, report 19C-J-9 

noticed 94 
Peggy Stewart, ship, passengers for Md. 1774 

PENHALLOTT, Charles Sherlurne Report of 

Cozimittee on Luglish Research xix 
PESN, WUUam, works of, note 376 
PET£R^ON genealogy in preparation 192 
Pbiladel;:..a, Pa., mint, established by Con- 

g.ers 179-.;, history, by F. H. Stewart no- 

ii«i 19s 
PHILLIPS, John Goddard Memorial of 

Eugene Tappan noticed 202 
PHILLIPS genealogy, descendants of Geo. of 

Watsrtown, Mass., in preparation 37; 
Pilgrim minument, Provincetown, Mass., con- 

PILLSBUF.Y, Phiueas, journal, extracts To, 

loi. ::i 
PIPER, i:-i:. George F. Abram English Brown 

Havwood 296 

Index of Subjects 

:t- ; Review of tir State of the Britisli Nation, vol. 
■d \ 7. no. : ;. and Xens from the -Moon, origin 

[ of, bi:-:o»rapliicul puzzle, bv A. aicF. 

4^ Davi; :.}liceil 3S1 

n- , Reward, sbir, passengers for Grenada 1774-5 

POMEKO'i j:e-.;aIorT in preparation S9 

romaiict. a: 1 li;_-- jry of Eltweed PcmeroVs 
ancestor; in N. rmandy and Eng. notic-.d 

POPE, Altert Aupisnas. memoir Ixvi 

Eev. Ch'irle.- H-.ury and 5. ET. Peabidij Pes- 

body gtiir.l.^gy iioticcd lyo 

PORTEli geut.iljgy tz; preparation 1.'.; 

Portland, (_ oun .1 riaiTr churcb, memo.-ials and 

olliHT t:r:- III, b^ J. H. bage iior.;-i S'.'J 

TriDiti c.i'.rt:. [un'*;!, oincials, 17ti^-if09 bv 

PRESCUlT, (_• :. Wu-iam, memoir, bv S. A. 

Ureiu ll.,..-|.eii J.JZ 
PRICE, Mary, ir.reni:.;..-y 16js 31 
PBOSCH, Cua.r;t-s re.i-.-->rd of famUv, in Conk- 

liiiK Pro.-i.. funi_v, by T. W.Prosch iio- 

ticed ■-•vj 
Thomas WicUiim Conkling-Proscli family 

Proadfoot, ^iiip, passeaifiers for Grenada 1771 

ProvincetowTi, Mi!3., PBgrim monnment, con- 

RE1XU1.D~ Family Asjociatiou, report 1909 
Raode Island, history, early, by W. 13. TVeeden 

RIDDELSDAL£a;!<i.s LOKEK, Lucy, will 1593 

el Rogers, 
tueir ac.-estry and posterity by W. K. 
Anderson noticed I'.'o 

EOE, Alfred S. Tenth regiment JIaes. Volun- 
teer luiaztry 1801-4 noticed 99 

ROGEUS, Kac:.el and Donald Robertson, their 
ancestry ind posterity, by \V. ii. Ander- 
son iioti.::d 193 
Eev. Timothy Foster, memoir, by L. C. Kel- 
logg not'.-:-:d 95 

ROSS, ship, passengers for Va. 1774 110 

Eoiter Theta Chi Fraternity, membership, list 
noticed i-:.* 

Eoxtury, llass., city councils 1846-67, in Cata- 
logue ot c:-.y councils of Boston l6ii!-1908 
iwiiced o;y 

Quebec, journal of an American prisoner at, 
in the War uf leli, by ed. G. il. Fairv:hUd 
noticed 95 

QGINCY, Col. John, memorial address, under 
the auspice; ol c-De Quincy Historical 
Society, oy D. il. Wilson andC. F. A^ms 

ilerchau:, ship, passengers for ild. 1774 


RANDALL genea'ogy, diCfcendants of Eobert, 

by \V. L. C.j.iina /u.'iiced 93 
Randolph, Me., vita. reihicds to 189;; noticed 300 
EAVEX, Rev. Ci-L.jn JcLj James, notice xlv 
RAT and variants 

Eiizabeth, will I-jjI 51 

F,!i/abetli, wi:. ir.-j 5* 

Jouu, will liJV .J- 

Joan, will 1.5V3 ij 

M.u-gi,ret, »1.115>5 ol 

Olficials of f irish of Trinity church, Fort- 
laud, Coau., 1759-1909 noticed 198 
St. Joan tlie Bapast, ship, passengers for Va. 

Sally, ship. passe::^ers for Md. 1774 321 

SALTEli, George, will 169S HO 

Saiiipjon, ship, j.-ssengers for Maryland 1774 

SA^DERSOy, £::vr,ird Ken<l,dl Lynn in the 

Bobert; wUi '5.-^ W 
Rate, George, wii; ;;45 

SCARLETT, bar;:sms, marriages, and burials 
from parish registers of Xaylaiid, co. Suf- 
:olk, Eug. .:o.i 

Ju-n' will itr ' ^-^ 

;CHOFF, notice ;: family 375 

J^"ii!wi.iu'-.- ;.> 

;coto-..Irish,.-s in Ulster. Ire. and Amer- 

Mi.;;uew, wi:. :.--. 5 

ica, by C. K. - d E. b. Boliou noticed 360 

^CRIBXER gene^.ogv, descendants of Beuj., 

Reve. Agues, will ;:40 

inprep,:ra:,.=. 377 

EAT geuealo^ no 

J«, descendants 


SEAR?, Edward S\:iler Caleb Benjamin Til- 

Eobert Sj 

l:;;gha=t 3 

EEADE record, no. i .'; 

ti-id 195 

Memoir of Ca.rb Benjamin Tillinghast no- 
!::ed zM 

KeNrcca, ship, ; .--f-j 

' ::r Md. 1774 Hi 

iHEAFi;, Dr. Th;nas, wife, note 79 

EEMIXtiTii.N _• :, . - 

- :,.:.:nduutsofT. 

oi .>ulh. , , - :. 


L. M. 11. ■ ■. •■ .1 

,,_. '/Jj*^ 

iHELLV, J.JiH >:, mortals cf the familv of 

Restcratiou, sL.; . i.--r. 

; ■: fjr Md. 1774 

- .. lly uf O:..- Varin.jutn untired -JiH 


SHEL;.V genealofj, by J. Sh- Uy noticed M 


Index of Subjects 

SREPAKD, FredeH-:!: Job Second supplement 
to history of Yule class of ItrS, academic 
noticed 98 

SHERLEV, James, il 

SHERMAN andTari; 

Frederic Fuirchild 

SHUMVTAY, Asahni Adams Genealogy of the 
SLuuiway family iu U. S. noticed ^-M 

SHUMW AY genealogv, by A. A. Shnmwav no- 
ticed airt 

SILKE alias BOLLARD, Thomas, will 1607 

Sims, ship, passenger? for Maryland 177i 220 
SISSOX genealogy, snce?try and descenianti 

of Luther of taston, Mass., by A. A. 

Wood noticed 1V5 

ica, vol. 1 noticed »? 
WilWtm Christopher History of Chatham, 

Mass., pt. 1 noticed V6 
SMITH genealogy, descendants of Joaeph, in 

preparation iy2 
record of family of Chatham, Mass. 187 
SNOW, Joseph, wife, notice 2S4 
SNOW genealogy in preparation S9 
SNYDER genealogy, descendants of Adam, in 

Brief history of Andrew Putman, by E 

C. Wyaud noticed 378 
Society, ehip, pasaougers for Va. i6?S 254 
Society for the Preservation of Xew England 

Antiquities, bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 noticed 


SPALDING and varlinta 
Dr. James Alfrtd Lowell v?. Ka.Kon f.i3 

Me. noticed 2.-5 
SPArLDEXG, Joseph, note 79 
Spanish-American war, New England soldie.-s 

in, bibliography of lists 71 
Spanlding, «ee Spalding 

Spencer, Mass., vital records to li-jO noticed i7 
SPOOXEK genealogv, descendants of Aldtn, 

by A. S. Huling noticed 2i4 
SPRCNT. James, hi?!orical publications, pn:. 

under the oirecuon of the North CaroliLi 

Historical Society, vol. y, no. 1 notii^i 

STACYE genealogy La preparation 88 
Standlinch, ship, paswngers for Jamaica, W. I. 

177-1 215 
STANFOED, Arthur Willit Elijah Longlev 

and •iesceudauii noticed 114 
STAEK, James Henry Loyalists of Mass. anl 

STARE, Dr. Comfort, notice "3 

STEPHENS genealogy, descendants of Henry 
of Stonington, Conn., 1668, bv P. Stevens 
noticed Mi 

STEVENS, PUncdon Stephens-Stevens gene- 
alogv, lineage from Henrv Stephens of 
Stonington, Co^a. 166s noticed 93 

STEWART, Frank H. Ye olde mint, brief de- 
ecripiion of firs; U. S. mint establi.-^hed 
by Congress Kit at Philadelphia noticed 

STEWART genealogy, descendants of John, 
in preparation 192 

STILES, Dr. Henry Bwd, notice U 

STOCKTO-V, Owen, will 1678 139 

STOCKTON genealogy in preparation 69 

iliQE.E.i, Anson Phelpt Stokes records. Note-s 

Society of Colonial Wars, Slissouri, register 
1907-9, by U. Ca.lle noticed IW 

Society of Colonial Wars, New York, addresses 
before, and year-book for 190^-S noticed 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ver- 

and officers of the General Society, lAV 

noticed 9y 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, New York, 

constitution, by-laws, officers, and mem- 
bers noticed 301 
Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Mass., 

addresses, registf^r of membership, and 

by-laws 1909 notic-d 199 
Societv of the Sons of tlie Revolution, Ohio, 

year-book 1909 no.'.'-.-ed 99 
S-Miety of the Sons of the Revolution, Penc., 

proceedings, 1909-10 noticed it'2 
Somerset Club, brasses, historical notice, bv 

E. Green noticed 300 
Sons of the Revolution, fee Society of ibe Sons 

Sophia, ship, passengers for Maryland : 

vol. 1, pts. 1 and _ noticed 379 
STOKES records, anc«try and lives of Anson 
P. Stokes and Helen L. (Phelps) Stokes. 
vol. I, pts. 1 and 2 noticed 3rj 
STUBBS, Albert Boscm and others Genealog- 
ii^l and family tastory of the State of 
Maine, vols. 1, 2, -1, and 4 noticed 96 
Submission, ship, passengers for Va. 1698 255 
SOTLIFF, Samuel MiXm Historv of family 
of Sni:iff or SuUlffe in Eng.' and gene- 
alogv of descendants through Nath'l no- 
ticed 196 
iUTLIFF genealogy, by S. M. Sutliff noticed 

TAFT genealogy in preparation l?"- 
TAFT Family News, vcl. 1, do. 1 noticed 294 
TALBOT, Edward, no-.i 79 
Solomon Peter Talbc.; of Dorcliefter, Mass. 
and descendants r.oticed 196 

TALBOT genealogy, descendants of Peter 
Dorchester, Mass., by S. Talbot noti> 

tld, a century of nail and coich noti(. 

Index of Subjects 


TAYr-OR, Commodore Kicliard, ancestry, in 
Donald Robertson and Kachel Kogers, 
tlieir ancestry, by W. K. Anderson no- 
tii-ed 195 

THAYER, Thomas, note ISo 

THO.MP.SOS, David Allen George Allen, 
Ealpb Alien. One line of tbeir descend- 
ants in New Jersey noticed 377 

THTVIXG, John, note 2$4 

TILLIXGHAST, Caleb Benjamin, memoir, bv 
C. K. Bolton noticed 2y6 
memoir, with autograph and portrait 3; 
by E. S. Sears noticed 202 

TI>"GL£ genealogy in preparation 89, 192 

Tiibury, Mass., Congregational church records, 
notes 80 
Tital records to 1P50 noticed 300 
vital records to 1850 additions 79 

TITUS, Rev. Anson The Lawrence kin no- 
ticed 92 
John, will 1098 27 

Tremont street, Boston, Mass., history of the 
east side noticed 297 

Trip-olitan war. New England soldiers in, bib- 
liography of lists 00 

TXJEK, Rudolph Samuel Beatty-Asfordby, 
ancestry of John Beatty and Susanna 
A sfordby and descendants nodV^d 90 

Twenty-mile Encampment, proceedings of re- 
union and dedication of tablet at Twen- 
ty-mile Stream, Aug. 26, 1909 noticed 100 

Two Friend?, ship, passengers for Philadel- 
phia 1774 219 

United States, Army, New England soldiers 
in, bibliography of lisU 62 

census, 1790-1900 report noticed 100 

Cir-U war. New England soldiers in, bibU- 
i'graphy of lists 07 

Education, bureau of. report of commissioner 
for vear ended June 30, 1909, vol. 2 no- 
ticed .302 

flag, evolution of, by G. Canbv and L. Bal- 
derston noticed 200 

Library of Congress, reports of librarian 
ind superintendent of the libr.iry build- 
iDg and grounds, 1909 noticed 3U2 

mint- established by Congress 1792 at Phila- 
delphia, history, by F. H. Stewart no- 
ticed 198 

IfavT- New England soldiers in, bibliography 
it Lists 62 
Unive.-sity Club, New York, report 1910-1 no- 

TALEVTINE. John, biographical notice con- 
CT.-ning his connection with the Mass. 
curr-ncv controversy 1720-M, by A. McF. 
L'ivii noticed 381 

VAN'S. Hu?h, biographical notice concerniii 
hi. c/unection with the Mass. current 
c Mrovcrsv 1720-10, by A. McF. Dav 

soldier- in the War of '.512, btbliOjTaphy of 
ioldie"rs, local, bibliogrriphy of lists 2:J5 
VIELE, KntMijne Knl-hrbocker Viele. 250 
years with a Dutch family of >tw York 

VIELE genealogy, by E. E. Viele noticed 294 
Virginia, ship. passeng,r.-s for New England 

1699 259 
Virginia, ship, passenger- tor Va. iri'j .344 

WADSWORTH, Capt. Jo*, wives noticed 

WALL, William E. OlCrSt paint stipa in 

Mass. noticed 2y9 
War of 1812. Journal of Acierican prisoner at 

Fort Maiden and Quebec, e-1. by G. M. 

WARDELL genealogy in preparation 89 
Waren, see Warren 
WARNER, Robert, note 8:1 
WARREN and variants 

Edward, will 1576 350 

John, will 1576 318 

John, will 1613 .349 

Robert, will 1545 348 

Samuel, will 16-37 .351 

Samuel Edward, memoir Lllll 

Simon, will 1599 350 

Simon, will 1607 350 

Thomas, items 84 

Thomas, will 1556 352 

Thomas, will 1559 349 

Thomas, will lij03 352 

William, will 1601 351 
W.IP.EX, Elizabeth, wiU Wa -352 

Thomas, will 1559 351 
Wabeix, James, will 15W ZZl 
WAEREN baptisms, marrisres, and burials 
from parish registers cf Nayland, co. 
Suffolk, Eng. 363 

genealogical notice, descendants of Bobert 
of Wiston, Eng. 351 
Warren, Mass., vital rec-jrdi to 1650 noticed 

family noticti 

WATEEBURY genealogical cotes on family 
in Suffolk CO., Eng. , i:i5 

WATERS, T. Frank Candlewjod, an ancient 
neighborhood of Ip-wica, with geneal- 
ogies of John Brown, Wm. Fellows, and 
Rubt. Kinsman noticed jjS 

Wayland, Mass., vital records to 1850 noticed 

WEAD, Kate , 
on lucres 

■ of Me 

i'^por: of Comminee 

bibliography of 

WEARE, Jeremiah, diary 1>: 

WEBB, Richard, notice W, 

WEBBER, Dt. Samnel G. Dis.-^ of Jeremiih 

Weare, Jr., ofYork, Me. :-0 
WEBBER genealogy, desc* ndiL:s of Richari, 

illiam Well" 
noticed 93 
i of Wm., tT 

Index of Subjects 

Westborouffb (Ma5?.^ Historical Society. | 
tweiui- vpars of, tidresi, by S. I. Brian: i 
l'.-0;i n:tii:ed \iV i 

Weymoatli, Mass.. list cf persons slain and es- 
tate^ Ion, U"o-f> notice 1S« 
vital records to lioC'. vols. 1 and 2 noticed 

WHITE, Almira Lnrl-i'. Gene.ilogv of ances. 
tors ai.d desoeiidiats of John White of 
Wenhsm and Lancaster, Mass., vol. 4 
■noticed CH 
John Barter, poblisher and L. J/. JTikon. 
editor. Barber gecralogv, descendants of 
Thos. end John r.^iiced' S" i 

Genealogy ofdesceniints of Tlioa. Gleason I 
of Whtertown, ili=3., Ic<ir-1909 noticid i 
29:i I 

WHITE genealogy. Ior4-1909, descendants of | 
John of Wenham md Lancaster, Mass.. 
vol. 4, by A. L. ^TlLite noticed 94 

WHITNEY, William H*nry, memoir Ivu 

WHITTIER. Charles Coibjer Drann family 
of Xew England 7, 116 

WHORF, Edward Henry, memoir, with auto- 
graph and portrait .303 

WICKWAKF. genealogy, by A. M. Wickwire 
noticed 1% 

WIGHT, Joseph Franklin, notice Ixlx 
WILCOX, Dorrit MiUer Soldiers buried In 
Lee. List of six wura in three cemeter- 
ies nolicid 3.S3 
WILLBORE. Shadrach,wiU16SiS 29; inven- 
tory 16ii« 30; inventory 169S, addition 
William, ship, passengers for Carolina 1774 

William, ship, passengers for Ta. 1774 316, 317 
WILLIASIS, Alexander, notice xlvii 
Nathaniel, admininratir-n of estate, 1698 32 
Eoger, memoir, by W. A. lljwry noticed 

ndants of Alexan- 

WILLSOX genealogv 

der, in preparad 
WILSON, Lillian May and J. B. TThUe Gen- I 

ealogy of descendancs of Thos. Gleason 

of Watertown, ilais. 160T-1909 noticed 

WILTSEE, Jerome Memoir of Philippe M. 

Wiltsee and descendants noticed 295 
WILTSEE genealogv, deso^ndants of Philippe 

M., by J. Wiltsee r.-.rfj'ceii 295 
WING, miliam ArlMur Five Johns of Old 

Dartmouth noticed 197 
WITHER, Her. Reginald Fitz Hugh Bigg- 

Materials for history of Wither family 

noticed 'J^o 

WITHERSPOON, John, descent, notice 60 
WOLCOTX genealogy in preparation 192 

Woman's Relief Cotds, Mass., journal of '.tth 
annual couvesrion, Feb. Id and 17, :»9 
noticed V9 
WOOD, Arthur A. Luther Sisson of m, 
51as3., his ancestry aod descendant; lo- 
ticed 196 
Joseph, will I69S 31 
William, administration of estate liK«5 ■>; 

Birthplaces of leading Americans and ihe 
question of heredity noticed 30-J 

City boys versus country boys noticed -!02 

Some desiderata in the iscience of eugecjos 
and bibliography of historiometrv no- 
ticed i02 
Henry Ernest Report of Committee on Her- 
aldry XX 

Twenty-second report on public records of 
parishes, towns, and counties of MiSS. 
noticed 2(-0 

Woods family of Groton, Mass. 34. iti, 
205, 309 

WORCESTER genealogy in preparation SJ 

Worcester Coanty, Mass., biographies, ;el 

great lives, by P. H. Epler noticed li-i 

Wren, ship, passengers for Md. 1775 325 

Wrentham, Mass., vital records to 1850, vols. 1 
and 2, by T. W. Baldwin noticed 3.31 

WEIGHT, ffenry P. Fobea Memorial libra.-r, 
Oakham, Mass.. with addresses at lavU* 
of corner stone and at dedication notioid 
Ber. William Ball Ball family records, gen- 
ealogical memoirs of some Ball families 
of Great Britain, Ireland, and AmeriM, 
2d ed. noticed 9ij 

WTAND, E. Clayton Brief history of Andrew 
Putnam, Christian Wyandt, and Adi:a 
Snyder noticed 378 

WTANDT genealogr, descendants of Chni- 
tian, in Brief history of Andrew Patnan. 
by K. C. Wyand noticed 378 


class of ISfiS, summary of meetings and bi-:- 
graphical record,' by W. C. Duyckicdc 
noticed 382 
class of 1873, historv, 2d stipplement, by F. 

J. Shepard noticed 98 
class of 1873, hisiory, 2d supplement, appen- 
dix noticed 301 
York, Me., records in journal of Jeremiii 

Wearc 180 
York, ship, passengers for New York 1775 3i.'> 
Yorkshire Lawrell. ship, passengers for New- 
foundland 1700 :a9 

X3,/3. ^^2v^<^^o,J_^^^^_^,j^X 





JANUARY, 1910 


Bt Edward S. Sears of Winthrop, Mass. 

The death on AprU 28, 1909, of Caleb Benjamin TiUingliait, at 
the age of 66 years and 25 days, removed from his many useful 
activities a public official of noteworthy efficiency and devotion to 
duty, a leading officer in this Society, a wise counsellor, a good 
citizen, and a faithful friend. A student of humanity as well as of - 
books, his judgments of men and his estimates of literature were 
sound and just. Singularly free from self-seeking, he gave to every 
interest with which he was identified the best that was in him. He 
was tolerant of the opinions of others, kindly in his personal rela- 
tions, staunch in his friendships, and of absolute integrity. Few 
men indeed have been better loved or more sincerely mourned. 

Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast was born at AVest Greenwich, Rhi)de 
Island, AprU 3, 1843, the son of Pardon and Eunice Tillinghast, 
his mother's maiden name being also Tillinghast. Through lx>th 
parents he was descended from the famous Baptist minister " Elder " 
Pardon Tillinghast, whose name is prominent in the early annals of 
Ehode Island. On liis father's side the line of descent was through 
Pardon,' Pardon, ° John,^ Charles,* Pardon,' Charles,' Pardon'; 
on his mother's side through Pardon,' Pardon," John,' Thomas,* 
John,' Benjamin,'' Eunice'. 

Kemoving at an early age with his family to Windliam County, 
Connecticut, ^Ir Tillinghast entered the schools of that county and 
gamed an unusuallj^ thorough education, partly in the schools, but 
chiefly, as he himself wrote in recent years, " through a natural love 
of books and access to a public library." He was particularly strong 
in mathematics and history, and so well did he improve his oppor- 
tunities that while a very young man he became a teacher and an 
officer in the schools of AVindham County. In the sprmg of 1870 
he came to Boston to take a position as reporter on the Boston 
Journal, to wliich his wide reading and his taste for literature in- 
clined liim. During his nine years' connection with this newspaper, 
filling the position of city editor during the latter part of the time, 
he was an industrious and assiduous reporter, devoting himself no: 


4 Caleb Ber.jamin TminghoM [Jan. 

onlv to directing and revising the work of others, but to producing 
compact and accurate chronicles of many important event- and 
movements of the day. His tastes hxl him into the company of 
authors, lecturers and ptihlic officials, and be gained not only a wide 
acquaintance with the men of mark in these various branches btit an 
intimate familiarity with the atfairs of the Commonwealth. Mean- 
while he foimd time for much reading and l>egan the collection of a 
private library, which he continued throughout his life. He fi-e- 
quented the libraries and the bookstores and publishing houses, 
making friends with the prominent writers and publishers of the 
period. He was a discriminating reader, as the several thousand 
volumes in Iiis library attest. That his companionship was valued 
bv many authors of note, autographed gilts of their books in his 
library are evidence. 

But his newspaper career, osefiil and congenial as it was, served 
onlv as a preparation and a stepping-stone for his life work. In 
1879 the late Joltn W. Dickinson was Secretary of the State Board 
of Education and by the law in force at that time was ex-officio 
librarian of the State library, then comprising a few thousand books 
and pamphlets. In June of that year ilr. Dickinson offered ]Mr. 
TdlinghasT the composite position of assistant librarian, clerk and 
treasurer of the Board of Education. From that time till his death 
the librarv and the educational system of the Commonwealth held 
foremost place in his thoughts. Acting as librarian from the first, 
he became State Librarian in 1893, by virtue of Section 3, Chapter 
86, of the Acts of that year, which reads : — "The present assistant 
librarian of the state Hbrary shall be the hbrarian until a successor 
is appointed and qualified." As no successor ever was appointed 
during his life, he held the place till his death. 

Although this law terminated the official coimection between the 
library and the Board of Education, so valuable had ^Ir. Tillinghast 
become to the Board, and so strong were the ties that bound him to 
its members and its work, that every year he was re-elected clerk 
and treasurer, and he gave his sei^ces gladly. How arduous were 
those duties, and how indefiidgably he labored to pertbrm them, 
his intimate associates alone know. At two diflerent times — notably 
during nesrlv a year covering the last illness and after the death of 
the late Frank A. Hill, secretary of the Board — [Mr. Tillinghast 
performed the duties of secretarv" ; and imtd an illness in 1907 con- 
fined him TO the house, he never missed a meeting of the Board. 

"Wlien the Free Pubhc Library Commission was created in 1890, 
]Mr. Tdlinghast was appointed its chaLnuan. and though this added 
to his labors and his cares, he gave to the work the same conscien- 
tious attention as to his other duties, so long as he lived. In the 
service, particidarly, of the small town libraries, he was most help- 
ful, and the development of the public library system of Massachti- 
sett- is lar^'ely due to his wise and generous policy. For all these 

1910] Caleb Benjamin TnUngha^t 5 

services to tlie State he uever received a penny beyond liis modest 
salary as State Librarian. 

In these various pubhc stations, covering so many years, he made 
hosts of friends of all ranks and classes. His intimate knowledge 
of the legislation of the Commonwealth and of its public men. his 
thorough acquaintance with history and with books, aided by a 
phenomenal memory, made liim a mine of information which 
he gave freely to all who sought his aid. Governors, State ofEcials. 
members of Congress and of the Legislature, frequently went to him 
for facts and for advice, which they often found most timely and 
valuable, ilany a piece of bad legislation has been averial, many 
a beneficent measure has been carried through, as the result of 
"talking it over with Tillinghast." His knowledge of facts was 
accurate ; his opinions, based on those facts and on common seuse, 
were therefore worth the asking and the giving. 

In his social relations iSIr. Tillinghast was frank, generous and 
companionable. He delighted in the society of his friends, he was 
imwearicd in advancing their interests, he rejoiced with them in 
their happiness and was tenderly solicitous for them in their illnesses 
and misfortunes. Though a man of few words, it was a pleasure 
to be with him , especially on the long rides into the country, on the 
electric cars, which gave him almost his only recreation during the 
later years of his life. For " society " so-called he cared nothing — 
indeed he had a distaste for it. He rarely could be induced to at- 
tend a pubhc dinner or the hke, and he seldom visited the theatre. 
For many years he had hardly ever taken a vacation, despite the 
urging of his friends, and on the few occasions when he did go away 
for a brief stay he was apt to cut short his. outing and hasten back 
to his desk. 

• He was pre-eminently the librarian. He loved the work, and he 
was proud of his library ; justly so, for he had brought it up to rank 
with the foremost, both in number of volumes and in the nature of 
its contents. As a reference library, especially of the laws of all 
the States and of all civilized countries on earth, it is the most com- 
plete in this country, if, indeed, any in the world is its ec^ual. He 
knew his books — knew what was in them and where to fi::'! it ; 
he knew the needs of the men who used the library, and he made 
his selections accordingly. In a most appreciative tribute to Mr. 
Tillinghast soon after liis death, ^Ir. Warren F. Spalding, secretary 
of the jNlassachusetts Prison Association, MTOte : " He knew more 
things accurately than any other man I ever saw. If he could not 
answer your question, he could tell you where to find the answer. 
He was part of his library. He might have gone elsewhere, at a 
much larger salary, to be the executive officer of a great library, to 
direct subordinates, but from choice he stayed where he kne^r his 
books and could make others acquainted with them. "When he took 
the librarianship it was a place ; he made it a profession." 

6 Caleb Benjamin TillmgliaH [Jan. 

ZMany years ago Mr. Tillinghast began the compilation of a record 
of the members of the Legislature from the adoption of the State 
constitution, and this record, collected from all sources, but chiefly 
by correspondence, he continued up to and including the General 
Court of 1909. The work was done at his home, often continuing 
until far into the night, and it involved the writing of more than 
18,000 index cards — each a brief biography — and more than 75,000 
letters, all in his own hand, at the expenditure of over $4000 in 
postage. Tliis unique and priceless collection of succinct histories 
of nearly every man who ever sat in the ^Massachusetts Legislanu-e 
is in itself a monument to his th-eless industrj' and his love of bio- 
gi-aphical research. It is to be hoped that it will be secured by the 
Commonwealth for permanent presen-ation. 

Of large fi-ame and strong constitution, iSIr. Tdlinghast was in- 
different to fatigue and careless of his health. His friends found it 
hard to make him admit that he was ill, or to induce him to rest, 
even for a day. But those most intimate with him had noticed with 
alarm during the past year or two that his physical condition was 
becoming impaired. He was prostrated by a painful malady on 
April 3, the day he completed his (3(.ith year, and was removed 
to the JIassachusetts Homoeopathic Hospital on the following day. 
Operations failed to overcome the disease, and he died early on the 
morning of the 28th. 

JNIr. Tillinghast was elected a member of the Xew England His- 
toric Genealogical Society in June, 1882 ; served on the Committee 
on Amendments to the By-Laws in 1893 ; on the Committee on 
Papers and Essays for 1894-5 ; on the Committee on Publications 
for 189G-7, and as its chairman from 1898 to 1909 ; as a memljer 
of the Council m 1897-8-9; and as A'ice-President for Massachu- 
setts from 1901 to his death. His interest in the Society was deep- 
and warm ; his ser^dces valuable and his counsels salutary. He was 
a member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and the American 
Antiquarian Society ; coiTCsponding member of the "Worcester So- 
ciety of Antiquity, the Chicago Historical Society, the "Weymouth 
Historical Society ; member of the Boston Art Club, Boston City 
Club, and Appalacliian Mountain Club. 

Though not a college graduate, ^Ir. TUlinghast's sei-vices to the 
cause of education and to literature were honored by Harvard Uni- 
versity in 1897 by the degree of blaster of Arts, and by Tufts col- 
lege in 1905 by the degree of Doctor of Literature. 

'ilr. Tillinghast was married m Kdliugly, Connecticut. August 
10, 1862, to^Ardclia ;Martin "Wood. Of this marriage, one son, 
Linwood Morton TUlinghast, was born in Kdlingly July 4, 18i35. 
On Juno 30, 1886, in Boston, he married for his second wite, Mrs. 
Martha Ann (Lanej Wonson of Gloucester, who \vix\i his son 
survives him. 

1910] Urann Fam ihj of Xew England 


By Chahles Collyer Whittier of Boston, Mass. 

1. William' Urix, sometimes spelleil Uran. Uranu, Uren. Y_-an, 
Touring and Yourin, was probably the ancestor of all Ijearing the mr^e in 
New England. It has not been learned where he came from, but Lt was 
at the Isles of Shoals as early as 16.53, for on 12 Sept. of that year h-r was 
granted a lot of land there, •• between goodman .jacksone and WL^iam 
Cotton with convenient la[nding?]." At various times later he was pven 
grants of land. He was one of the petitioners " that a Court migL; be 
held at the Isles of Shoals," also •• that the inliabitants might be gristed 
the privileges of a town." Like most of the inhabitants of the islanif he 
was a fisherman. He died at the Isles of Shoals, and the inventory o: his 
estate, filed 11 July 16G4. amounted to £433. 12. 8. 

His widow Eleanor married secondly, about 1672, Richard Wook-:'me 
or Willcomb, who purchased part of the estate of William Urln, deceased, 
17 July 1672. She died in 1699, and in her will, dated 19 Sept. l'''.)9, 
she leaves the balance of her estate to her '• five chOdren, son-in-law John 
Muchemore to take care of Joseph Touring to bring him up in the faiti of 
God and to such Laming as is convenient for one of his degrees." EicLird 
Grooss or Goss, her kinsman, was one of the overseers of the will. 

Richard Woolcome and Eleanor had two children : Zacheus, and Anne 
who married John Muchemore. In a petition of John Urin, son of Eleanor, 
to have his brother-in-law John Muchemore administer upon his mother's 
estate, he states that John 3Iuchemore's -nife '• was his sister on his moJa- 
er's side." The will of John Muchemore, dated 11 Feb. 1717-8, mentions 
wife Anne and children John, Richard, Joseph, WOliam, Sarah, Abig-iU 
Priest, and Rachel Downs. WUliam Wilkins or Willcomb of Ipswich, 
grandson of Richard Woolcome of Star Island, was appointed admiiiistra:or 
of the estate 11 Aug. 1719. 

ChDdren : 

2. i. JoH>-.' 

3. ii. Edwahd. 

4. ill. Fba>xis. 

2. John- Urin ( William^) was a cordwainer or tanner, and resided at 
Greenland, N. H. He was at Portsmouth, N. H., in 1689, wh-ec 
he signed a petition (Mass. Archives, vol. 35, p. 229). On 16 Mir. 
1695-6 he received land in Portsmouth (eight acres) in confirmaiii 
of a grant given his father. WUliam Urin, in 1653. In 1694 Lis 
name appears as on the jury list, and he held various minor offices 
in the town of Portsmouth from 1700 to 1709. His seat in the 
meeting-house was in the men's side gaUery. He was received in".o 
covenant in the South Church of Portsmouth 9 Jan. 1715, and LLs 
children were baptized there the following September. He wis 
one of the grantees of the town of Epsom, X. H., and his grani- 
children sold their interest in his estate there in 1771. 

He had two wives ; his first one, Abigail, was probably daught-rr 
of John Westbrook of Portsmouth, who sold his son-in-law, JoLi 
Urin of Portsmouth, land there 21 ^ilar. 1692 (X. H. Deeds, vol. O. 
p. 254). He mairied secondly, 12 Xov. 1686. Reiuxca Cati. 
daughter of James and .Uice. John Uriii. hu-liand to Reliec;- 

Urann Family of Neic England [Jan. 

Cate. released bis right and title to the est;ite of her father and 
mother, James and Alice Cate. 8 .June 1702. John Urin died about 
1734. and his widow died at Greenland Isov. or Dec. 1745. 
Cliildren, born at Portsmouth : 

5. i. RiCHAHD,' b. abt. 16^6. 

6. ii. J-OIES. bapt. 25 Sept. 1715. 

iii. 'William, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715: with his sisters sold his interest in 
his father's estate to James Brackett by deeds of 2 May 1734 and 
13 Dec. 1735. His name does not appear on the tax lists of 
Greenland, N. H. He was probably that WUliam Urin who was a 
private m the Snow Shoe Compauv. Capt. Domini Jordan, of 
Falmouth, Me.. 14 Apr. 1744. 

7. iv. Joseph, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715. 

V. Eleanor, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 ; was admitted to the church at Green- 
laud in 1716; m. (11 Diamond Cchrier. son of Eichardaud Eliza- 
beth (Diamond) of the Isles of Shoals, and the inventory of whose 
estate was filed 8 Aug. 1732 : m. (2) Abr.iham Crockett of the 
Isles of Shoals, who with wife Eleauor sold his inte^e^t in the 
estate of John Urin. deceased. 8 Aus. 1737. 

vL Mary. bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 ; m. Frost. Ou 13 Dec. 1735 she 

and her brother TVUliam, both of Greenland. N. H.. aud she at 
that time being a widow, sold their interest in the estate of their 

TiL John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1715 : probably d. young, as he is not mentioned 
in any of the famOy deeds. 

Edward^ Urin ( William^') had wife Jane. He purchased, 4 Mar. 
1 G67-8, of the administrators of William Urin's estate, onehalf of 
a dwelling house, fish house, boatSs etc., at Star Island. On 6 Nov. 
16G8, with his wife, he conveyed the same premises to James Blag- 
don of the Isles of Shoals. He w;is taxed in Boston, Mass., as early 
as 1674, and the same ye.or purchased of Daniel Henchman land at 
the north end of the town. " bounded southwesterly with the street 
leading to the north buryall place." On 2 June 1G75 he sold the 
last mentioned estate to Christopher Saise of Charlestown, Mass. 

He was part owner of the shallop Phillip, of which George 
Manning was skipper. Unfortunately his vessel was one of the 
several captui-ed by Capt- Samuel Moseley in his expedition of 
1674 against the pirates, who were brought into the port of Boston 
2 Apr. 1675. Urin's vessel was returned to him, it being shown 
from his testimony (JIass. Archives) that he had taken no part in 
piracy, and he was discharged. Five of the pirates were convicted 
.and condemned to death, others were acquitted, while some were 
pardoned to serve against the Indians. 

Administration on his estate was granted to his widow 31 Oct. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Edward.^ b. 2 June IGS?. 

ii. Matthew, b. 16 Nov. 1672. 

iii. Bexjjlmes-, b. 25 May 1676. 

Fran'Cis" Urin ( William^) was at Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1681, 
and had wife Alice, of whom no record has as yet been found. 
While there is no direct evidence that he was the son of William 
of the Isles of Shoals, still the names and dates of birth of his 
children, and his occupation of fisherman, should allow him a place 
in that familv. 

1910] Uvann Family of Xeiv England 9 

He tlied at Ipswich about 1713. and adm in istration on hii estate 
was granted to his eldest son, WiUiam, 9 Apr. 171-3. 
Children, born at Ipswich : 

8. i. William,' b. 5 Aug. 1681. 

ii. Francis, b. 16 Aug. 1685 ; probably d. youug. 
iii. John, b. 29 Sept. 1G87; probably d. yoiius. 

9. ir. Joseph, b. 23 Feb. 1R91-2. 

10. V. Peter, b. 15 May 1694. 

5. Richard' Urin {Jolm,'^ William^). The earliest record found of him 
is his marriage at Haverlrill, Mass. He was one of the first settlers 
of Penacook (Concord), N. H., and was admitted 5 Feb. 1725. 
The records show that he spent the winter of 1726 at Concord. In 
the division of land he drew lots Nos. 6, 8, and 42. He sold a por- 
tion of these lots to John WaLQ^^Tight of Ipswich, Slass.. 7 Apr. 1731. 
He was at Concord as late as 1742, when he marrie'I his second 
wife, who was of Newbury, Mass., and it may have been this fact 
that induced him to return to Newbury. With Sarah Urin, who m 
the deed is called a spinster, both being of Newbury, he sold land 
• and buildings in Ipswich 11 Apr. 1752 (Essex Deedi, vol. 119, 
p. 39). 

He married first at Haverhill, Mass., 17 Oct. 1717, Mehitable 
Corliss, daughter of John and Mary (Milford), bom there 15 ISIay 
1698; and secondly at Newbury, Mass., 22 Nov. 1742, Sarah 
Flood. He died at Newbury 13 Jan. 1776, aged 90 years. His 
children were baptized at Ipswich. 

Children, bom at Ipswich : 

11. i. John,* bapt. 10 Aug. 1718. 

11. Mehitable, bapt. 6 Aug. 1721 ; m. Edward Fitzgerald, b. in Ire- 
laud; resided at Boscawen, N. H. Children: 1. Jane, h. 1742. 
2. Mary. 3. Sarah. 4. James. 5. Bebecca. 6. Edic-ard. 7. Sus- 
annah. 8. Dorcas. 9. Bachel. 10. John. 11. Martha. 

iii. Mary, bapt. 26 May 1723 ; d. at Bradford, Mass., 25 Xot. 1827. aged 
102 years ; m. at Newbury, Mass., 15 Aug. 1751, Samcxl Atwood, 
son of John, bapt. at Bradford 30 Apr. 1727. Children, b. at 
Bradford: 1. Jan^, bapt. 12 July 1761 ; m. at Bradford. 30 Aug. 
1788, Joseph Holden of Reading. Mass. 2. Appiy. bapt. 2 Oct. 
1763. 3. Tamar, bapt. 9 Mar. 1766; m. at Bradford. Oct. 1789. 
Joseph Moores of Haverhill. 4. Ebenezer. bapt. 13 Dec. 1771: 
d. young. 5. Ebenezer, bapt. 13 Jan. 1773. 6. Susannah, bapt. 
23 May 1776. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. 27 Feb. 1725. 

V. Jajsies. Neither the date of his birth or baptism has been found. 
It was probably this James who signed a petition to the Mason 
proprietors for a charter of Sutton, N. H. In the division of the 
land of that township he drew lot No. 78 in the first division, and 
lot No. 50 in the second division. The record states that he was 
from Haverhill, Mass. He probably never married. Administra- 
tion on his estate was granted to his father, Riciiard Uran of 
Dasyfleld [? Derryfield], N. H., 23 Apr. 1753. 

vi. Jonathan.* 

*The identity of this Jonathan is not fully established, but circumstances seem to 
indicate that he belonged to this family. He served, at various times during the 
French and Indian War, from 13 July 1756 to 20 Xov. 1758, as private from Haverhill, 
Mass. He m. in 1755, Abigail Hodgkins, h. at Ipswich, Mass., 21 -Sept. 1736, d. at 
■Wirt, N. T., 26 Feb. 1842, aged 105 years. Thev had 10 children, among vvhom were 
Abigail, m. 13 Feb. 1792, David Lowell; Susannah, m. 4 Mar. 1790, Josiih Lowell; 
Jonathan, James of Pawlet, Vt., who served in the Revolution; and .S-a.'.'y, who m. 
Elisha Barrett of Pawlet. Descendants of this familv resided in Vermont and New 
York State. 

10 Uronn F'-'.'ihj of Xeic Enoland Jan. 

6. Jajies' Urin {J'Jin.- irr7«m',i Tvas bnptizr<l at Portsmouth. >'. H., 
2-;> S>rpt. 1715. He wa; a cordwiiner or t;inner. aud resided in that 
part of the town -n-hlch -^as set ot as Greenland. On 9 Apr. 1734 
he sold all hii intereii ;md title in the estate of his father. John 
Urin. to Joshua Bn.okT:t. He was tased at Greenland from 174-3 
to l7tjl. The latter d;::e mav iii'iicate the time of his death. The 
first volume of tlie Greenland records was tnirnt. 

He had two wives : the tirst Rebecca : the second Hannah, whom 
he married previous lO 1726, when she was ai.lmitte'l to the Church 
at Greenland. 

Children, bc'm at Greenland. X. H. : 
j. Je>t,y,* bapt. in 1726. 

ii. Elizabeth, hapt. in 1727 ; d. 20 Xov. 1524 : m. Thomas Beede. son 
of Eli and Meliitable ^ Sleeper;, b. at Kiniston. X. H., 1 June 1732, 
d. al Sandwich. X. H., 6 Mar. 1806. C'liUdren. b. at Breniwood. 
>'. H- except tlie first one: 1. Eli. b. at Kinsston 20 Aug. 1754; 
had wLfe Hannah, i. Elisabeth, b. 1 Mar. 175.i. 3. John. b. 16 
Mar. 175.S: m. Sarah Sleeper. +. J-:-<tnui. b. 22 Mar. 1760: m. 23 
3Iay 17S0. .Jeremiah Brown. 5. Abigail, b. 28 Dec. 17G1 ; m. 2 Jan. 
1809, William Collins. 6. .ffai.H-jA, b. 9 Oct. 1763. 1. Jacob, h. 22 
Dec. 1765: m. Susannah Georse. .«. Charlotte, h. 12 Dec. 1767. 
9. Thomas, b. 28 Xov. 1771 ; m. 20 Jan. 1805, Xancy Wilder Kim- 
ball ; graduated from Harvard College in 1798 ; studied for the 
ministry, and settled at Wilton. N. H. 10. Mary. b. 30 Nov. 1773 ; 
m. William Weeks. 

12. iii. JoH>-, bapt. in 172S. 

13. iv. jAsrES, bapt. in 173'j. 

V. Hannah, m. .Jonatban" Dockras. They sold their mterest in the 
estate of their father. James Urin, and of their grandfather. John 
Vrln, 1 Jan. 1771. Jonathan Dockran of Greenland sold Joshua 
Brackett all his interest in the estate of his father, Jonathan 
Dockran. 19 Aug. 17-2. 

vi. PaCL. resided at Greenland, N. H.. and was taxed there from 1763 
to 1778. This would indicate that he was bom about 1742. In 
1771, with his brothers and sisters, he sold his interest in the 
estate of his father and grandfather, which consbted of land at 
Epsom. X. H., to his cousin Ge.3rge Urin. On 22 Oct. 1779. with 
wife Ha>-sah. he soid land and buildings at Greenland. His busi- 
ness was that of taOor. In the census of 1790 he was located at 
Xewmarkel, N. H.. the family consisting of himself and two 

Tii. Silas, was one of the grantees of Cliatham. N. H. In 1771. when 
he signed the family deed, he was at Xewmarket. X. H.. shortly 
afterwards removing to Fremont. X. H. His name does not ap- 
pear in the census of 1790. His wife's name was Hannah. Child, 
b. at Fremont, X. H. : Martha.' b. 19 June 1772. 

viil. Abigail, m. Samcel Kennisox. In 1771. when he and his wife 
signed the family dee-i. they resided at Stratham. X. H. 

7. Joseph' Urin (Jvhn,'' WiUiam^) was baptized at Portsmouth. N. H., 
25 .'^pt. 1715. He was taxe<i in the Greenland district of Ports- 
mo mh as early as 1717, which would give the vear of his birth 
aboQt 1(596. His name :ippears on the tax lists, vrith a few excep- 
tions, until 1760. which ni_iy have been the year of hi; death. He 
was a member of Capt. Jc-seph Week's eompiny of Greenland, and 
his name was sent in as a delinquen 15 Oct. 1722. He signe'l an 
agreement, dated 13 Apr. 17.34, with his motLrr, brother, and sisrers, 
for the division of hi- iiiher's estate, whioh was situated on the 
Great Bay in Greenland. With his wii^ Ec'iecca hr sold Lu.d in 

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Greenland 29 Sept. 1735, " being part of my mother Re;:-rcca Urb's 
tliirds in tlie estate of my father John Urin, deceased." He sold 
Enoch Clark of Greenland land in Epsom, N. H., 4 A\c. 173.5. 

He had two wives : the first one Sarah, who was adiritted to the 
Church at Greenland in 1723 ; the second one Rebecca, whom he 
married previous to 173.5. The names of his children have been 
obtained from the church records and the several deeds. 

Children, born at Greenland, N. H. : 
i. JIakcy,* bapt. 1725 ; was admitted to the church at G-eenlaad 11 
May 1735. 


iii. Sarah, m. Joirs- Dam. They signed the family deed in ::71. 

iv. Mary, m. Samuel Chapman of Greenland. In 1771 <he wa< a 
widow, and resided at Epsom, N. H. William Walli> of Green- 
land sold Samuel and Job Chapman, sons of widovr Chapman 
laud iu Greenland 18 Feb. 176C. Jonathan Chapman ..f Barrins- 
ton. N. H., sold his sister Mary Chapman of Greeulaad. widow, 
his right in the estate of Abigail Chapman, late of Greenland. 
17 Dec. 1756. 

T. Abig.ul, bapt. In 1731 ; m. abt. 1750, Henry Hobbs. son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Morrell), who d. previous to 1771, when she was 
of Berwick, Me. Children: 1. Morrell, b. 23 Nov. 1:53; m 26 
Feb. 1778, Miriam Brackett, dau. of John and Miriam (Thompson) 
of Berwick. 2. Sarah, b. 18 Mar. 1756. 3. Beuben. b. 18 Jan. 
17o8. 4. Nabby, b. 17 Feb. 1760. 5. Amy, b. 13 Apr. HC 6 
George, b. 7 Apr. 1764. 7. Levi, b. 5 Apr. 1766. 8. E--nry, b. 3 
Mar. 1768; m. Abigail Hamilton, b. 14 Apr. 1772, d. 7 July 1*41; 
was a well-known Baptist preacher on the York County circuit 

vi. Solomon, bapt. 1734; d. previous to 1771. His nanie does not 
appear on the Greenland tax lists. 

vii. Eleanor, m. John Love of Portsmouth. They signed tie deed of 

viii. Elizabeth, m. David Littlefh-ld of Wells, Me., where they re- 
sided m 1771. 
14. Ls. George. 

8. William' Urin {Francis,'^ WiUimn}) was bom at Ipswich, ]\Iass., 
5 Aug. 1681. He was a fisherman and resided at Ipswich, where 
he had permission to build a wharf in 1730. It is not known how 
he came into possession of the land that he sold by the I'.jllowing 
deed, though it may have been his father's interest in the estate ol 
TVilliam': William Urin of Ipswich, fisherman, sold Benjamin 
Damrill of the Isles of Shoals " a single dwelling house and a garden 
spot, situated and being upon Star Island in ye Isle o: Shoals, 
bounded X.W. by Deacon Muchamore, N.E. by land fomerly be- 
longing to Mr. Fabins, S.E. by land of Dymond's garden :ad S.W. 
by the sea ", dated 25 Feb. 1745-G. 

On 17 Dec. 1755 he sold land and one-half a house forzierly set 
off to Martha Uran by the Court of Probate as part of hrr father 
Smith's estate. The wUl of Thomas Smith of Ipswich, ii-aholder. 
dated 22 Nov. 1725, mentions wife Martha, sons Thom:v-, John, 
and Ebenezer, and daughters Martha Urin, Mary Hodgkins, and 
Aljigail Gleason. 

He married first (intention recorded at Ipswich 29 Dec. 1706) 
Martha Smith, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Kempt- a), who 
died at Ipswich Dec. 1748; and seconfUy at Ipswich, 27 M.'i_-. 1749, 
widow Rcth Wells, born in 1G99, died at Ipsmch 19 M:.v 1789, 
aged 90 years. He died there 15 Jan. 1758. 

12 Uranii Famihj of j^tw England [Jan. 

Children, born at Ijiswich : 
i. Mjirtha,* b. 18 Nov. 1700; d. abt. 1773; m. at" Ipswich. 22 Aug. 

1738. Samuel Cke.-=5ey. sou of WUliam aud Aiiue (Hiddeu). b. at 

Kowley, Mass., 23 July 1704, d. at Xewbury. Mass., about 1775. 

Children: 1. Anne.h. 7 Apr. 17W; m. John Georse. 2. Francis, 
• b. 20 Dec. 1741 ; m. Sarah Godfrey. 3. William, h. 6 Apr. 1744; 

m. Mary Carr. 4. James, b. 27 Xov. 1746. 5. Susannah, b. 31 

July 1749 ; m. Thomas Johusou. 
ii. Mary, bapt. 20 July 1712 : d. at Ipswich 7 Jan. 1713. 
iii. Francis, bapt. 8 Aug. 1714; with other fishermen was drowned at 

sea 7 Apr. 1737, while fishing on the Baulcs of Canso. 
iv. Maky, bapt. 9 Sept. 1710; d. at Beverly. Mass.. in 1747: m. (int. 

rec. at Ipswich 30 Xov. 1736) Kbexezek Maxwell. Child, b. at 

Beverly: Hannah, b. 3 Xov. 1737. 
V. Thomas, bapt. 31 Aus- 1718; probably d. young. 
vi. Abigail, bapt. 2 July 1721: d. 5 May 1790; m. (int. rec. at Ipswich 

3 Mar. 1748-9) William Hodgkins. son of William and Elizabeth 

(Clarli), bapt. 30 Jan. 1725. Cliildren: 1. William, bapt. 3 Feb. 

1750. 2. Daniel, bapt. 20 Feb. 1757. 
vii. WiLLiASi, bapt. 7 Julv 1723; d. 10 Aug. 1723. 
viii. A>-XA, bapt. 20 Feb. 1725 : d. 8 June 1730. 

9. Joseph' Urann {Francis,^ William^) was bom at Ipswich, Mass., 
23 Feb. 1691-2. He was the ftrst one of the fanulv to spell the 
name Urann, a form which has been adopted by many of the family 
at the present tune. On 10 Aug. 1729, he purchased land on May 
(now Revere) Street, Boston, which was sold 12 Jan. 1796 by his 
heirs. He was a shipbuilder, and resided in Milk Street, Boston. 
In the fire of 1760 his loss was placed at £73. On 3 .lune 1761 
he purchased of Nathaniel Breed for £42 a lot of land in MUk 
Street, on what was afterwards known as Theatre Alley, and now 
Devonshire Street. This lot stands but a few feet south from the 
present line of Milk Street, and is occupied by the Equitable Bmld- 
ing. On 23 Oct. 1734 he was appointed a member of the Bceton 
fire department, and for a number of years served as captain. 

He married first at Boston, 31 Jlay 1714, Sarah Stacet of 
Ipswich, bom Feb. 1689, died at Boston 6 Sept. (another record 
says 7) 1721 ; secondly at Boston, 5 Apr. 1722, Sarah Jamison, 
daughter of William and Sarah (Prise)*, baptized at Charlestown, 
Mass., 29 June 1684, admitted to the Church at Boston 4 Feb. 
1728, died at Boston 25 Mar. 1745 ; and thirdly at Boston, 23 May 
1748, Hannah TrcKEE. bora in 1697, died at Boston (burnt to 
death) 2 Oct. 1767. He die<i at Boston 1 Mar. 1764-5. His chil- 
dren were baptized in the Second Church and Brattle Street Church, 
and the family were biLried in the Granary Burying-ground. 

In his will, dateil 23 J:in., and probated 8 Mar. 1764-5, he 
mentions his son Thomas, daughter iLiry (wife of Richard Sloper) 
and the following grandchil<iren : Slary (wife of James Kinney), 
Mehitable, Elizabeth, Joseph. William, Rebecca, Hannah and Sarah, 

* Joseph Urann of Boston and Sarah his wife, daughter to William and Sarah 
Jamison, which Sarah Jamison was sister to Elizabeth Edwards, wife to John Edwards, 
late of Falmouth, Casco Bay, deceased, which said John and Elizabeth died intestate 
and left Elizabeth, their only child, who died iutestste and without issue, so that the 
estate of Elizabeth Edwards descends, the one-half to the said Joseph Urann and 
Sarah his wife, who for £10 sell Phineas Jones of Falmouth one-quarter part of a 
proprietor's right in Falmouth of John Edwards, which was voted 11 Dec, last. 
Dated 28 Apr, 1735. (York Co. Deeds, vol. 17, p. 83.; 

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children of late daughter Sarah Putman, to t::.d\ oi whem he gave Is. 
The balance of the estate was given to hi,- wife Hannah, who was 
appointed executrix. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. John," b. 3 Feb. 1714-15 ; probably d. youiii:. 

ii. Sarah, b. 16 Dec. 1716; d. previous to 17<-'' : m. at Boston. 19 Feb. 
1735, Joseph Pctmax, sou of Bartholo-.:-ew aad Mary (p*utnam), 
b. at Salem, Mass., 1 Aug. 17U. He il. (2) at Boston. 3 Apr. 
1766, as her second husband. Elizabeth f^iiitwell) Cumston. dau. 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Arclier), b. at E;'Ston 23 Oct. 1719. She 
had m. (1) at Boston, 3 Mar. 1745. Jo":ji Comston. who d. at 
Boston abt. Nov. 1763. Joseph Putman 1 at Boston 9 July 17S8. 
Children, b. at Boston and bapt. at Brircle Street Church : 1. 
Sarah, b. 17 Sept. 1736; d. in 1744. 2. Vary. b. 5 May 173S; m. 
(Int. rec. at Boston 21 Feb. 1760) James Kenney. 3. Mehiloble, 
b. 1 Feb. 1740; m. (int. rec. at Boston 14 Mar. 17'65> Robert Earel 
[? Earle]. 4. Joseph, bapt. 1 Nov. 1741: d. l::- Feb. 1741-2. 5. 
Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct. 1742; d. previous to 1786. 6. Joseph, b. 20 
Aug. 1744. 7. Sarah, bapt. 10 Aug. 1746: m. at Boston. 14 July 
1771, Jonathan Carey. 8. TTiHiani, bapt. r-? Jan. 1749 : d. previous 
to 1786. 9. Bartholomew, bapt. 23 Dec. 17-5-3 ; d. previous to 1786. 
10. Rebecca, bapt. 23 Mar. 1755 ; m. a: Boston. 1 Dec. 1778, 
Kathaniel Carey. 11. Hannah, bapt. 13 Mir. 1757; m. at Boston, 
17 Aug. 1777, Josiah Bradlee. 12. EbentZ''.r, bapt. 23 Nov. 1760. 
13. John, bapt. 17 Jan. 1762. 

iii. Joseph, b. 14 Feb. 1717 ; probably d. vounff. 

iv. William, b. 16 Aug. 1719; d. 25 bec."l719r 

V. WiLLLUtf, bapt. 4 Sept. 1720 ; d. 20 Dec. 172<j. 

vi. Maby, b. 4 Sept. 1721 ; d. 14 Sept. 1721. 

Tii. Benjamin, b. 15 Jan. 1722-3 ; d. 31 July 1723. 
15. vlii. Thomas, b. 3 Feb. 1723-4. 

ix. Mary, b. 23 Mar. 1724-5 ; d. at Boston 24 Sept. 17S>4 ; m. at Boston, 
21 .\pr. 1746, Richard Sloper, son of Ambrose and Mary (Pick- 
ering) of Portsmouth, N. H.» He was living in 1773. Her will 
was dated 17 Feb. 1794, and probated 30 Dec.''l794. at which time 
she was a widow. She gave aU her real ef:ate and onehalf of her 
personal estate to her niece. Rebecca' Urinn, and the other half 
of lier personal estate to her sister, Mary (Sloper^ Urami. 

X. Abig.ul, b. 8 Jan. 1726-7; probably d. young. 

10. Peter' Urann or Touring {Francis,^ WiniaiTf}) was lx>rn at Ips- 
wich, Mass., 15 May 1694. He was a mariner and settled at Glou- 
cester, Mass. As early as 1733 he land at Methuen, 
Mass. In 1741 he was one of the petitioners for a township in that 
part of Methuen now in New Hampshire ; in 1745 he was a resident 
• of that part of the town now Salem, N. H. ; aad in 175'j he asked 
for title to land in Salem. He and his descendants changed the 
speUing of the name to Touring. 

*Lieat. Richard Sloper of Dover and Portsmouth, N. H.. b. abt. 1630: m. 21 Oct. 
I0I8, >Iarv Sherburne, dau. of Henry and Rebecca (Gibbons . He d. in 1716. Their 
s:n Ambrose Sloper was b. 20 Jan. 1684; m. (1) Marv Pickering, cUu. of John and 
Elizabeth (Munden) ; m. (2) Sarah. He d. in 1772. ChiJdre::: 1. Ambrose; m. (1) 
Kirgaret; m. (2) Esther. 2. Richard, m. Marv Urann of Bo5-:.;n. 3. William; m. (1) 
.=. Feb. 1735, Susannah Babcock of Milton ; m. (2) 4 Jan. 17W. Tam=.on Hazeley. 4 
,1:.shua. 5. Daniel. 6. Benning, in Revolutionarv service. 7- John. m. 29 Mav 1735, 
E±nnah Shatluck. 8. Samuel, m. 18 Sept. 1746, Marv Hallow;;^ of Boston. 9."Marv, 
E. Lucv. 10. Sarah, m. Tucker. 11. Sus.innah. 12. OHv^. 13. Elizabeta. 

Ambrose Sloper of Portsmouth, N. H. (b. 16S4), in his will, ^hich vra; dated 10 Mav 
1:39, and probated 27 May 1772, mentions wife Sarah. He gi-re his real e.t:ite to his 
t^irs, and in a petition, dated 7 Jan. 1773, to h.ive the real es:.tte di-r-Med. mention is 
Hide cf the heirs of Ambrose Sloper (d. in 170S) and F^;hard Sloper, both of 

Urann Famihj of Xcir England [Jan. 

He married first at Gloucester, 20 Jan. 1720-1, as her second 
husband, Bethi.4.h ( Elwell ) Rowe. damrhter of Issac and 
Mehitable (Millett) Elwell. She had married" first at GKnioester, 
17 Jan. 1705, Abraham Rowe. son of Hugh and Marv (Pierce), 
born at Gloucester 2(j Apr. 1680, and died there 8 .July 1706. 
Bethiah was born at Gloucester 5 Apr. 1682, andched there 10 Feb. 
1723. Peter' married secondly at TVenham. Mass., 4 Nov. 1724, 
Sarah Dodge, dauiditer of John and Ruth (Grover), (vrn at 
Wenham 9 j\Iar. 1701-2. 

Child bj' first wife, bom at Gloucester : 
i. i. Peter,' b. 16 June 1732. 

Children by second wife, born at Gloucester : 
ii. Francis, bapt. 26 Sept. 1725. 
iii. William, b. 13 Apr. 1727. 
iv. Lydia, bapt. 15 June 1729. 

JOHN< Urin {Richard* John," Wu/iam^) was baptized 10 Aul^. 1718. 
He resided at Rowley, Mass., but attended church at Byfield. where 
his children were baptized. AVith his family he removed lo Bos- 
cawen, N. H., where they were warned out of town 5 Feb. 1763. 
He signed the Association Test in 177C. In the census of 1790 
the family consisted of himself and two females. On 6 Dec. 1796 
he sold to James Urann of Boscawen several lots of land in Bos- 

He married first at Xewbury, Mass., 24 Xov. 1746, Sarah Putt, 
daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Tenney), baptized 11 Feb. 1721, 
died at Newbury 1 July 1759 ; and secondly at Newbury, 12 June 
1760, Abigail Lattox. 

Children by first wife, bom at Rowley : 
i. Mehitable,' b. 3 Sept. 1747 ; d. 18 May 1767. 
'. ii. Daniel, b. 10 Apr. 1750. 

iii. Samuei., b. 21 Sept. 1752 ; d. 14 Nov. 1753. 
iv. Samuei,, b. 6 Jan. 1754-5. 
!. V. James, b. 9 Nov. 1757. 

Child by second wife, bom at Rowley : 
vl. A D.4.CGHTER, b. Sept. 1765 ; d. 16 Jan. 1766. 

JoHN^ Urin (James,^ John.- William^) was baptized at Greenlind, 
N. H., in 1728 ; but his name does not appear on the tax lists 
there. He settled at Philhpstown (now Sanford, Me.) as early as 
1750, where he purchased land of John Dow by deed of 23 May 
1750, in which he is spoken of as of Phillipstown. late of Gre<?n- 
land, N. H. His business was that of tanner and cordwainer. ilis 
house was built in 1753. as by the deed given for lot No. 9. He 
sold his estate at Phillipstown in 1758, and enlisted 31 Mar. 1759 
for the French and Indiau War, serving until 23 Oct. 1761 iis a 
member of Capt. David Bean's company, under Brig.-Gen. Jr<le.vjih 
Preble, and was stotioned at Fort Pownal. Me. 

In 1762 David Bean and others petitioned for a grant of lana for 
services during the late war. A township of six mOes scjuare ■»Tis 
given them, which was afterwards known as Sullivan. Me. 
Urin does not appear to have been one of the grantees of the town, 
but he must have settlel there previous to 1774. a? a deed £V'-eu 
24 May of that year by John Urin to Samuel Beau and others r.:rii- 
tions the land as situated at Urin's Point. 

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He married at Berwick, Me., 1 JuLr 1752. Phebe Davis. He 
had two wives, but neitlier the cLue ■:■: marriage nor tlie name of 
his second wife has as jet been ioulL As Lite as 17y^ his sou 
John was called junior, wliich would i:.':licate that he was livint^ at 
that time. ° 

Children : 



Jonx,' b. abt. 






Paul, b. abt. 

13. James* Urin (James,^ John," William'', was baptized at Greenland, 
N. H., in 1730. He was taxed there from 174.-3 to 17i;i. but in 
1758 had the rates abated for the List year. The "History of 
Sanford, Me.," states that he came there fro:ii Greenland in l'752, 
and was a cordwaiuer and tanner. Jobji Thompson, bv dee.! dat«d 
1 July 1755, sold James Urin one-hali of lot No. 40 at'Phillipstown 
in consideration of James Urin having conveved to him one-half of 
lot No. 17, being the same lot that James Urm purchase! of his 
brother John Urin 26 May 1752. Chi 5 June 1758, he save a 
deed of land at Phillipstown, living a: that time at Berwick, Me. 
He served as private in the French" and ImlLan "War, from 6 Mar. 
to 13 Nov. 1760, in Capt. John Wentworth's company. 

•He married, previous to 175G, Ay>-A Thompson", daughter of 
John and Priscilla (Davis), born at York. Me.. 7 Jan. 1731-2. 
He (Ued at Berwick previous to 177'>. Anna Urin, widow, sold 
to John Parsons all her interest in the estate of her father John 
Thompson, late of Sanford. She married secondly at Berwick, 27 
Jan. 1773, Benjamin Goodridge. 

Children, born at Berwick : 
i. JAMES^ b. Aug. 1756 ; served in the Eevolution from Berwick, from 
3 July 1775 until 1782, as one of tbe main snard at Prosp>ect Hill; 
was at Fort George, and at one tl-;e in the hospital at Albany. 
Was a United States pensioner, a-;.! the last i>avment was made 
him i Mar. 1820. Settled at Waterboro, Me., where bepiirchased 
land 19 Dec. 1797. He d. there 11 Icb. 18*4. He had wue Axxa. 
ii. Jane, b. 2 Apr. 1759. 
iii. Anna, b. 2 May 17G0. 

14. George* Ukin (Joseph,'^ John,'^ William^) was born at Greenland. N. H. 
He was taxed there from 1758 until 17';3, whici would give the date 
of his birth about 1737. The tax lists or Greenland are miising for 
the eight j'ears following 1764. He served in the French Warlis a 
private in Capt. John Pickering's cocipanv. from 10 Mar to 13 
Oct. 1768. On 15 Oct. 1771 Sarah Urin of Greenland, widow of 
Joseph, sold " my son George Urin. all my riirht. title and interest 
and right of dower or thirds in land in Epsom, which belo::o;ed to 
his [Joseph's] father John Urin."' T:i:it year he purchas^Al the 
interest of the family in the same prorrrty ani removed to Epsom. 
On 2 June 1777 he sold land and buil iiags at Greenland, bounded 
'• west by road leading to Rye, nonh liy land of Joshua Stairs, east 
by Clement Marsh, deceased. "U'hich riece o: lan'l was heretofore 
part of the estate of my father Joseph Urin and came to ii:e (de- 
scended) upon the settlement with my sisters for their share in said 
estate." He signed the Association Tes; in 1776 at Epsom. In the 

16 Urann Family of New EngJund [Jan. 

census of 1790 be was at Epsom, and his family consist-'i of hi m self, 
wife, two sons, and three daughters. In 1801 he sold all liii estate 
at Ejisom and probably removed from town. He had wife Maet. 
CliUdren, born at Greenland, N. H. : 

22. 1. KErBEN*. 

ii. SoLOMOX, b. abt. 1759; d. ffom expostu-e soing from Epsom to 
Portsmouth in the winter of 1774. 

23. iii. Joseph, b. 28 July 1769. 

Iv. John, d. yoimg of consumption. 

V. Mercy, bapt. at Epsom 1 Aug. 1773; m. at Epsom. 8 Jan. 1S'>3, 

Kath.vs Fogg. 
vi. Na>-cy, d. young of consmnption. 
vii. Maeth.i, d. imm. 

15. Thomas^ Urann (Joseph,^ Francis,^ William^)] was lx)m at Boston 
3 Feb. 1723. He was a shipjoiner in Batterymarch Street, near 
Hallowell's shipyard, and resided in ililk Street. He was promi- 
nent in town affairs and held various offices. For 29 years he was 
a member of the Boston lire department, and for a nimiber of years 
held the position of captain. He served in the Revolutionary War 
as captain of a company of artificers in Col. Richard Gridley's regi- 
ment of artillery from 20 June 1775 to '31 Dec. 1779. In 1777 
he was chosen one of the committee to enforce the law against mo- 
nopolies, and in 1779 he was one of the committee appointed to 
prevent people from going out of town to buy provisions. He pur- 
chased of the heirs the estate left by his father, and on 15 Apr. 1762 
and 15 Oct. 1784 bought additional land in Theatre Alley. 

He was most prominent in the Masonic order ; was made a mem- 
ber of the Lodge of St. Andrew 18 Sept. 1760. and on3(;>Xov. 1772 
was elected AVorshipful Master, but served only one year. For a 
number of years he was a member of the Grand Lodge of Masons 
of Itlassachusetts and took an active part in their deliberations. He 
was one of the grantees when the Green Dragon estate was pur- 
chased for the Lodge of St. Andrew, 20 July 1784. He was a 
member of the Sons of Liberty and of the Boston Tea Party, and 
was one of the guards on the DartmoiUh when the tea was thrown 

He married at Boston, 3 Apr. 1751, Mart Slopze of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., who was born in 1730, and died at Boston (in the 
house of AViUiam Andrews) 29 Nov. 1815, aged 85 years. He died 
at the same place 8 Oct. 1792. His will was dated 27 May 1791 
and probated 29 Oct. 1792. It gives to his wife Mary during her 
natural life the income of the estate, which after her deai goes to 
his children: Joseph, Thomas, John, Sivrah, Margaret, Mary, Samu- 
el, Elizabeth, and Rebecca (son Richard deceased) in equal tenth 
parts as tenants in common. His wife was appointed executrix. 

Children, born at Boston : 
i, Ambkosb Slopek,' b. 7 Nov. 1751; d. before 17v'l. 

24. ii. Joseph, b. 11 June 1753. 

Iii. Margaret, b. 14 Apr. 175S; d. at Boston 29 Sept. 1.^50: m. at Bos- 
ton, 14 Oct. 1773, JoH>- GAMitELi., sou of William and Ani.-i ^Page;.» 

• John GammcU was admitted to the New North Church, Boston, 27 Sept. 1741. 
Anna Gammell owned the S Apr. 1753. Children c: WiLiam and Anna 
Gammcll baptized : Anna, 6 May 1753 ; William and John, 23 Jiilv 17.d.>. 

Mary Page ol" Boston, spinster, was appointed adnimistratrLs; ot the e;*.i:e of Anna 
Gammell, widow, of Boston, 3 Aug. ^7^>!. On 7 Sept. 1764 Jere=:iah Page of Danvers 
was appointed guardian over John Gammell, under U years ol =.^e. 

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b. at Boston 2S May 17o2, and d. there 10 Feb. 1~2S. He -(va? a 
resident of Boston, a carpenter by trade, and as snch was iu the 
construction department of tlie Revolutionary aiiuy. perhaps serr- 
ing his country as faithfully as if ensaged in more promiuent ser- 
vice. He participated in the Stamp Act riots, and took an active 
part in the Boston Tea Party. Children, b. at Boston: 1. John. 
b. July 1774; d. young. 2. il/ar^actf. b. 8 Dec. 1775 : m. at Boston. 
29 May 1795, Elisha Wood. 3. 'Thomas, b. 1 May 1777: d. young. 
4. Mary, b. 11 Dec. 1778; d. in 1811; m. at Boston. 10 May 1802. 
Elisha Wood, who m. (3) at Boston. 24 June 1813. Sarah Smith; 
children, b. at Boston : William. Mary Ann. Jo:?eph Sullivan, Eliza- 
beth, Rebecca. 5. Samuel, b. 11 Aug. 1780: d. at Boston 26 Apr. 
1840; m. Dorcas Woods, dau. of John and Dorcas (Smith), b. at 
Lexington, Mass., 26 Aug. 1789, and d. at Boston 10 Oct. 1864. 
6. Thomas, b. 25 Mar. 1782; d. iiil>02. 7. Anne, b. 13 .Jan. 1784. 
8. William, b. 9 Jan. 1786; d. at Newport. R. I., In 1827; m. (1) 
m 1811, Mary Slocum, dau. of Simeon and Esther i, Plimpton), b. 
at Bellingham, Mass., May 1790. and d. at Meddeld. Mas-.. 11 Apr. 
1820 : m. (2) at Medfield, 14 Mar. 1822, MarLa Antoiuene Madev 
of Dedham, Mass., who d. in 1844; liye children, b. at iledfield': 
WUliam, Mary Morse, Asa Messer, John, Margaret. 9. Elizabeth. 
b. 17 Oct. 178*7; d. at Chelsea, Mass.. 23 Dec."l867. 10. Rebecca. 
b. 9 Sept. 1789; m. and left one child. 11. JUrhard. b. 23 Mar. 
1791. 12. Ebenezer Baker, b. 2 Mar. 1793 ; d. at New Orleans, La., 
in 1811, of yellow fever. 13. Joseph, b. 22 June 1795; was a sea- 
man in the War of 1812, taken prisoner and carried to Gibraltar; 
d. on the East Coast of Africa and was bur. on the Island of Zan- 
zibar in 1819. 14. John, b. 10 May 1797 ; d. at Charlestown, Mass.. 

1 Oct. 1863; m. (1) at Boston, 30 Oct. 1828, Hannah D. Collins: 
m. (2) as her second husband, at Charlestown 12 May, 1838, Snsan 
Ware (Mayhew) Chapman, dau. of Zaccheus and Pamela (Smith), 
b. at Farmington, Me., Oct. 1802, d. at Boston 25 July 1880; chil- 
dren : Warren E., Margaret E., Harriet M., Albert Mayhew. Sereno 
Dwight, Frances Adelia. 15. A'araA. b. 30 Jan. 1799 ;'d. at Chelsea 
27 Dec. 1869. 16. Maria, b. 3 June IsOO. 

iv. Mary, b. 1 Nov. 1756; living in 1792. 

25. V. Richard, b. IG Dec. 1757. 

26. vi. THOMiVS, b. 1 May 1762. 

vii. Sarah, b. 10 June 1766; d. at Boston 9 Sept. 1812; m. at Boston. 
20 July 1786, Timothy Healy, whod. at Roxburv. Jla-~., 9 Oct 
1790. ' 

viii. EuZABETH, b. 15 Oct. 1767 ; d. at Boston 4 Feb. 1826 : m. at Boston. 
20 Dec. 1792, Samuel A^'DKEws, b. at Boston 16 Feb. 1765, d. at 
Charlestown 13 Sept. 1857. Children, b. at Boston: 1. Samuel. 
b. 24 Dec. 1794; d. at Quincy, Mass., 4 Nov. 1870; m. in 1816! 
Priscilla Rich, dau. of Robert and Achsah, b. at Wellfieet. Mass.. 
7 Feb. 1798, d. at Boston 4 Dec. 1882 ; children, b. at Charlestown : 
Samuel Rich, d. soon, George, Samuel Rich. Eliza, Ann Maria, d. 
soon, Ann Maria, Caroline, Benjamin Hinctlev. Joseph. 2. Eliza- 
beth, b. 25 Sept. 1799 ; d. at Boston 13 Mar." 1S16. 3. G^oi-ge. b. 

2 Apr. 1802 ; d. at Boston 5 Mar. 1847. 

27. ix. John, b. 16 Jan. 1769. 

s. BexJamtx, b. 30 Mar. 1770; d. young. 

xl. Rebecca, b. 22 Apr. 1772 ; d. young. 

xii. S.oiuel, b. iu 1774; li'-ing in 1791. 

xiii. Rebecca, b. 26 Dec. 1775 ; d. at Boston 1 Julv 1?U : m^ at Boston. 

22 Julv 1798, Simeon Mason, d. at Boston 31 Aug. IrSO. who m. 

(2) at Boston, 21 Nov. 1822, Charlotte Godfrey. 

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Bristol Connt'j Probate Records [Jan. 


Copied by Mrs. L-ct Hjs.ll Greenlait 
[Concluded frOK Vol. 63, page 333] 

[204] TTe, being desired by M"^ Ebenezer Brenton to apprize the eighth 
part of the " Ship leatiower. whereo: william Brenton was lat* Maff : as 
ftie Came home from Barbadus '", th'j said eighth part (and other things) 
belonging to the said William Brenton dec'd, do hereby declare that said 
eighth part of the ship Seatlower is worth £75, and we also apprize about 
180 gallons of rum at 3 shillings 6 pence per gallon, and about I'OO gallons 
of " Mallefsus '' at 20 pence per gallon, together with other personal 
estate. Dated .Apr. 1, 1697 and signed by Benjamin Funell, Jn° Jenkins 
and Sam" Pelton. Also .John Cary, John TVilkins and Jabez Howland 
being retjuested by Ebenezer Brenton aiiministrator of the e^iat* of his 
brother William Brenton deceased to apprize a dwelling house in Bristol 
belonging to said estate with land belonging to said house as much as hath 
been improved formerly by the said Brenton dec'd do value said house and 
land at £90. Total inventory of said estate amounted to £288. .04. .08, 
and was sworn to at Bristol, Feb. 1'.*, 1697-8 by M^ Ebenezer Brenton 
administrator before .John .Saffin Esq' Judge of Probate, John Gary Regist' : 
Eecorded same day by John Cary Regist'™ 

[205] "An account of the Debts of william Brenton of Briitoll Con- 
tracted in his life and what became Due after he Deceafed is as follows : 
Videllelit : " 
" To what the Eighth part of the feaflower was Debf to Ebenezer Brenton 

before fhe went out to Barbadus d: aftei-w*^ whileft fhe was the f* W™ 

Brentons " 
" To Cafh Bor"* of Ebenezer Brenton to be pd in Barbadus & not pd " 
'• To thoufand of fhingles fent to Barhidus & fold for three p"* net " 
" To Caih pd M' Richard Jenkins for m' Parkinfon : Money Bor^ : " 
" To Cafh pd f^ Jenkins for .Money'^ : of M' Elizabeth Eliot " 
'• To Cafh payd f .Jenkins for his Commiffion for s"* Eighth " 
" To M'' Pool for money j>d for I'' willLim Brenton at antogue " 
"To m-^ Natha" Paine Money Due by Bill " 
'• To Cafh paid .M' Hirge for work done " 
'• To M' Rowland Robbinfon for a horis " 
•• To Edward Adams for fhoues " 
"to Georg waldroii for Glafs " 
" To Caih pd M'' Thomas Durffee " 
" To Cafh pd M^ Throop " 
" To Cafh pd Cap' Gallup " 
*• to James Adams for Sho^ " 

"■ To Cloathing the Children fince their father Dec"*. " 
"To m'' .ierimiah Ojljorn for Necefsary; for .Jahleel " 
Above account sworn to Feb. 22, 16y7-8 by M' Ebenezer Brenton ad- 
ministrator before John Saffin Esq". Ju'ige of Probate, and allowed bv him. 
John Cary Hegisf : Entered same day'by Jobn Cary Rer;st^ 

[206] Sept. 1, 1096, the estate of U'ai'iam Brenton of Bristol L^ debted 
to Ebenezer to sun^lry goods delivered to the ohildren as follows : To Wil- 

1910] Bristol County Probate Records 21 

liam Brenton, Jr., to Sam" Brenton, to Benjamin Brenton, [207] to Jahleel 

Brenton. An account of money paid to several persons " y' was Due before 

W" Brenton went to Barbadus ", viz : 

'• Payd to Edward Adams for flioes & Leather " 

'- Payde to James Adams for Shoes " 

'• Payd to M' John Birge for work " 

Entered Feb. 22, 1697-8 by John Gary Eegisf 

Will of John Titus of Rehoboth dated Nov. 1, 1697, he "being Very 
fick & weake ". To my Beloved wife Sarah my new dwelling house and 
barn, one half of my cellar in the old house, one half of the house lot my 
house stands on, one half of the homestead that I purchased of .John Car- 
penter, one half of my pasture, one half of my meadow at Rose Meadow 
and Bushy Meadow and my plain lot, one half of my second division lot, 
one half of my Neck lot, one half of my meadow at Palmers River which I 
purchased of Joseph Peck Sen'', William Sabin and John Carpenter, one 
half of a nine acre lot at the farther side of homes Plain, one half o! a ten 
acre lot that is to be laid out in the thousand acre division, one half of my 
meadow at the forty acres purchased of John Carpenter, one half of a 
plain lot, £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, and one 
half of my salt meadow. All the above I bequeath unto my wife '• Dureing 
her AVidowhood whUft fhe Bares my Name ", and at her marriage or 
decrease I give it to my eldest son John Titus. I give to my wife at her 
own dispose my cart and plow, chains, yokes and other utensUs for husbandry, 
and all my household goods, sheep, cattle, horses [208] and swine (except 
whi3t I shall particularly dispose of to my children) all debts due to me and 
com and provision towards house keeping. To my eldest son John Titus 
my old house, excepting that part of the cellar I have given to his mother, 
and my shop, also the other half part of above lands bequeathed to her, 
also £40 estate of commonage in the old bounds of Rehoboth, all to be 
possessed by him when he comes to the age of twenty-one, also I give him 
a set of tools for a cooper, " a Broad ax and a Burz, a pair of Chifels and 
an Inch & half and Inch & quarter Borcior anarow ax & Square a feather 
bed & beding a Iron pot and two platter and one Cow & Six Sheep I giue 
my fonne John a fett of Hops & Boxes for a pare of wheeles ". To my 
son Samuel the dwelling house and house lot that was my father's, seven 
acres of land in the second division, the meadow ground of wrights meadow 
and the meadow at forty acres which I purchased of Richard Bowen, like- 
wise a bed and bed clothes, a narrow axe and £17 estate of commonage in 
Eehoboth, to be possessed of said lands when he comes of age. To my 
son Eol)ert fifty acres at Stonny Bottom, a share of meadow at the great 
mea-Jow, a narrow axe, and my half share of undivided lands in the North 
purciiase, to be possessed when he comes of age. To my son Timothy my 
land and swamp upon the Mile River at M"^ Browns Pond, my meadow at 
M'' Browns Pond and £17 estate of Commons in Rehoboth and a narrow 
axe w be possessed of them when he comes of age. To my daughter Lidya 
rweniy acres of land that is to be laid out in the two thousand acre division, 
" a feather Bed which was her mothers and a pott & two platters that was 
her mothers, Marckt with her maiden Name". To "my Daughter" 
Hannah and Sarah twenty acres of land on the east side of Palmers River 
to be equally divided between them, and their mother is to pay to each of 
them a cow when they come to the age of eighteen years. To " my 
Daughter " Elizabeth and AbygaO each of them a cow when they come to 

28 Bristol County Probate Becords [Jan. 

the age of eighteen years to he paid to them h_v their mother, also seven 
acres of land at Beveredge hill in the field. To '• my Cozen John ifiiUer " 
twenty acres of land lying upon the INIill River by the way that leads to 
Kenrick Run, also " I giue him a fett of Tools for a C'ooj)er & a Broad ar 
& a Square that was his Grandfather titus ". I hereby engage my wife 
and my son John to fulfil all my engagements which I am under to '■ my 
Mother Abigail Palm'' Dureing her 5lariage ftate and likewife if god fhould 
order it that my mother flaould be left a widow tliat they take the Care of 
her according to my Ingagments ". If my wife should marrv again and 
the house and land which I have given her during her widowhood return 
to my son John, then she shall be clear of any engagement to my mother, 
and my son John shall fulfil the same. [209] I do appoint my wife Sarah 
Titus executrix and my son John Titus executor of this my will. 1 give 
to my son Samuel '• the Loames & flayes & hamefs & other Vtenfels for 
a weaver to be pofsefsed by him when he comes of age of Twenty one 
years. I do Defire & appoint my Loueing friends Brother Samuel Rlillard 
and my Brother Leonard Newfum to be my overfeers of this my laft will 
to he helpfull to my wife & fonne in the Managment of their Bufines ". 
Witnessed by Richard Bowen Sen'', Richard Bowen, Samuel Carpenter and 
William Carpenter, of whom the first three all of Rehoboth made oath to 
above will before John Saflin Esq''. Judge of Probate, Jan. 10, 1697-8, 
John Gary Regisf. Entered same day by John Cary Regist' : 

Inventory of above estate taken Dec. 8, 1697 by [210] Jonah Palmer, 
William Carpenter and Samuel Millerd, and sworn to at Bristol Jan. 10, 
1697-8 by Sarah Titus executrix and John Titus executor of above will 
before John SafRn Esq' Judge of Probate, John Cary Regisf : Entered 
same day by John Cary Record'' : Amount, £293..12!.06 

[211] John Fitch of Rehoboth, "Being Aged & weak of Body and of 
found & perfect Memory praife be giuen to Almighty God " made his will 
Jime 20, 1693. To my beloved wife Mary my dwelling house, bam, 
orchard and house lot, all my lands at Mantoms Neck, my nearest lot in 
wachameket lot, being eight acres, all my meadow groimds both salt and 
fresh in Rehoboth, and my commons for her " livelyhood " during her life, 
and at her decease all above house and lands are to be equally divided 
between my four daughters, Mary, Rebecca, Sarah and Hannah if they be 
living, or if any of them be deceased to the heirs of their body. To my 
four above named daughters all the rest of my lands to be equallv divided. 
Rest of personal estate and chattels I give to my wife Mary, whom I 
appoint sole executrix. What is left of my personal estate at my wife's 
decease, she shall have power with the advice of my overseers to ilispose 
of among my children at her discretion to those that may be most helpful 
to her. I desire my loving friends Nicolas Peck Esquire and Abraham 
Peren to be overseers of this my will. I likewise revoke all former wills 
made by me. Witnessed by Nicolas Peck, Christop'^ Sanders and William 
Carpenter, of whom Nicolas Peck Esq', and WUliam Carpenter made oath 
to above will at Rehoboth, Feb. 23, 1697-8 before Jn° Saffin Esq'. Judge 
of Probate, John Cary Regist'., they testifying [212] that Christop' Sanders 
was present and set his name as a witness at the same time. Entered 
Feb. 23, 1697-8 by John Cary Regist"": 

Inventory of above estate taken Feb. 1, 1697-8, by Cap' Nicolas Peck, 
Richard Bowen Sen'., William Carpenter and Samuel MiJlerd. , Amount, 
£-io7..05..03. Said inventory sworn to at Rehoboth, Feb. 'I'd, 1G07-8 bv 

1910] Bristol County Probate liecords 29 

'Mary Fitch widow of said John Fitch before John Saffin Escf Judge of 
Probate, John Gary Eegist^ Entered same day by John Gary Regis^"'. 

[213] Will of Shadrach Willbore Sen"^ of Taunton dated Sept. 12, 1696, 
he •' being weake of Body ". To my loving wife Hannah £30 in money, 
two good cows, "and allfo free Liberty to take all the Eftate (that was 
hers) that fhe brought to me from Brantree, what of it is in being at my 
Deceale, that is Provided y' m_y f ivife Hannah haue a Defire to Return 
againe to her Children at Brantree, But if my faid wife Hannah will pleafe 
to itay with my GhUdren & be as a Mother to them. Then my will is, that 
fhe fhall hane _y* Vfe of the Beft Room in my Houfe fo long as fhe fliaU 
Continue here, and Bare my Name, She fliall be Maintained out of my 
Efiate, as my wife, * * as Concerning my Eldeft Son Samuel willxire 
(Deceafed) Confidering that I did not in his Life time, Giue ^^lto him my 
faid Son Samuel -wilbore any afsurance by writting of what he Enjoyed, 
Therefore Now 1 do RattLfy & confirme what he he \_sic] Did Enjoy to belong 
to his wife & Children as it is on tlie Inventory of his Eftate which was taken 
by Stephen Merick & Ifrael Threfher ". To my son Joseph Wilbore a 
parcel of land at the head of my home lot with the house standing on it on 
the east side of the highway, also six acres on the west side of said highway, 
my lot at Rumford of twenty acres of upland and two of meadow, twenty 
acres lying northerly from Prospect Hill, and about three or four acres of 
land that I bought of Daniel Makeny, provided that said son Joseph WUl- 
bore shall pay to his brother John Willbore five pounds " towards the 
Building of him a Houfe ". To my son Shadrach Wilbore the southerly 
side of the land that I bought of James Bell, with the house and bam 
standing on it, also six acres in the plain lying on the northerly side of the 
as acres that I gave to my son Joseph WUbore, twenty acres of upland 
and two of meadow, that I bought of Moses Knap and Thomas Briggs 
lying at Rumford, and twenty acres l.^ing northerly from Prospect Hill, 
provided said son Shadrach Wilbore shall pay unto his brother Eliazer 
Wilbore £10 towards the building of a house and a convenient cartway 
across his land to the common highway. To my son John Willbore a 
parcel of land at the head of the lots of John Farwell and John Cobb which 
I bought of the widow Mary Andrews and her son Henry Andrews, also 
twenty-three acres of land lying northerly from Prospect HUl, " Joyning 
to _v* land y' his Ynkle Jofeph Willbore Gaue to him ", also one half of my 
share in the Dead Swamp. To my son Eliazer Willbore the northerly side 
of that land I bought of James Bell, twenty acres of land [214] lying 
northerly from Prospect Hill " JoyneLng to y'^ land that his Vnkle Jofeph 
willbore gaue to my fon Eliezer willbore ", also one half of my share in 
Dead Swamp. To my son Benjamin Wilbore my house in which I now 
dwell, the bam and lots on which they stand, my meadow and swamp on 
the ea.?terly side of the great River opposite to my house, twenty acres of 
land lying northerly from Prospect Hill, also my little orchard so called, 
always excepting what I have granted to my wife Hannah if she please to 
stay and make use of it. To my daughter Sarah, the now wife of NathanU 
Hoiu-, £10 sterling besides what she hath had formerly. To my daughter 
Rebecsth, the now wife of Abraham Hathway, the same. To my sons 
Joseph. Shadrach, Eliazer and Benjamin Wilbors and to my grandson 
Samuel Willbore all my purchase right in the old township of Taunton to 
k-e equally divided among them. I appoint my son Joseph and Shadrtvch 
Willtore executors of this my will, to whom I bequeath £5 in silver money. 
Any liud remaining undisposed of to be equally divided among my five 

30 Bristol. County Probate Records [Jan. 

SOILS. .Tiseph. Shadrach, .Tohn, Eliazer and Benjamin. Notwithstanding all 
tha: I have bequeathed alwve to mr children, it shall not cut off or disannul 
any thing that I have engaged or promised to my wife Hannah, but she 
shall l>c provided for out of my whole estate if she '• do f tay here w"' my 
Children and take a Motherly C.are: of them & Continue in my Name". 
Legacies to be paid and then rest of my moveables to be equally divided 
among my frre sons. My son Joseph Wilbcire '• fhall take the Charge & 
Cart of all my writtings & Books of account". "Witnessed by Henry 
Hodges. Israel Thresher and .John Heskins, of whom Deacon Henry Hodges 
and John Heskins made oath to above will at Bristol, March 1, lijit7-8 
before John .SafEn Esq"". Judge of Probate. John Cary Regist''. testifying 
" thaii thev aHfoe fee Ifrael Threfher figne as a witnefs at the lame time " 
Entered Mar. 1, 1697-8 by John Cary Regist^: 

[215] Inventory of above estate taken Feb. 23, 1697-8 by Thomas 
Lenani Henry Hodges, Stephen Merick and John Heskins, and. amounting 
to £772..00..O9, [216] was presented and sworn to by Joseph Wilbore and 
Shadrach W ilbore both of Taunton, sons unto Shadrach WObore late of 
Tauniion dec'd. before Jn° Saflfin Esq"" Judge of Probate, Jn° Cary Register, 
March 1, 1697-8. Entered sanae day by John Cary Regist"". 

An account exhibited by William Wood and GJeorge "Wood, administra- 
tors of the estate left by William Wood late of Dartmouth dec'd, dated 
Mar. 10. 1697-8. Items: 

" To william wood his Dubble portion Eldeft fon " 
" To Georg wood Adm"" : with william wood abouef aid " 
" To Jofeph wood payd in lands Next Brother " 
" To thefe three Brethren abone Named the lands were Divided And 

farther the Adm" hath payd thefe following Legaties To Daniel wood 

payd to his Gaurdian as p"" his Receipt " 
" To Jn° wood as p' Receipt Signed by Thoma? Mallet " 
" To Jofiah wood payd his Gaurdian David Lake " 
" To m' Mary Mallet p' Receipt Cgned by Mallet " 
" To Sarah wood as p' her Recept payd " 

" To Margaret wood her Gaurdian David Lake pd as by his Receipt " 
" To Bebecah wood payd her Gaurdian David Lake as by his Receipt ". 
Above account allowed by John Baffin Esq. Judge of Probate Mar. 10, 
1697->!. John Can" Register. Entered May 12, 1 698 by .Tu° Cary Regist'. 

[217] Receipt dated Mar. 14, 1697-8, given by David Lake of' Tiverton 
guardian of Joseph Wood, son of William Wood late of Dartmouth, to 
George Wood, joint administrator with his brother WUliam Wood of the 
estate l^ft by their father William Woixi dec'd. for £33.. 13 in full for that 
part ot abovesaid estate divided unto s.aid Joseph Wooii, to whom I am 
guardi:in. Entered May 12. 1698 by -John Cary Regist'": 

David Lake of Tiverton, guaniian of Margaret Wood and Rebeccah 
Wood, has received of WiUiam Wool and George Wood of Dartmouth, 
£67..0t>. Receipt dated May 10, 1697, and entered May 12, 1698 by John 
Cary Regisf 

David Lake has received of William Wood of Dartmouth on the account 
of Josiah Wood son of the late decease<l William Wood of Dartmouth £33.. 
13. Receipt dated Feb. 8. 1697-8 and witnessed by Zacheas Butt and 
Increa.-wr Allen. Entered M;..y 12. 1698 by John Cary Regist' 

Sarah Wood, daughter of W™ Woo<i of Dartmouth dec'd, has received 
from William "Wood and George Wood, administrators of the estate of Wil- 
liam W-»i of Dartmouth dec'd. the sum of £33.. 13. Receipt dated Apr. 14. 

1910] Bristol County Probate Records 31 

1G97 and entered May 12, 1608 \,\ John Gary Reconr 

Thomas Mallett " of Newport" on Koads 'llland Liuueii Draper " has 
received from William Wood and Georice Wood administiators of the estate 
of \\illiam Wood of Dartmouth dec'd, the sum of JLX'.A'j " Vpon the 
account of his wiues Portion Mary Mallet". Dat<jd \\n: U, Iti'J? and 
entered May Vl, 16'J8 by John Gary Kegisf: 

[-218] William Wood and George Wood sons of ami ml minis tra tors of 
the estate of their father William Wood late of Dartmouih dcoeasel, having 
finished their administration are lif;n;by discharged from the same by John 
Saffin Judge of Probate for Bristol Gouuty, Mar. 10, H>.'7-B- John Gary 
Regist"^: Entered May 12, WM by John Gary' 

Will of Benjamin Paine who is " Now Refident in Briftoll . . . being 
Sick of Body . . . And Galling to mind the vncertain Ki'tut^; of this Life 
and that all flefh muft yeild TOto Death, when it ihall ple.Uc God to Gall ", 
dated April 18, 1C98; "whereas my Brother John Faino of Swanzey hath 
by y" Providence of God been long Exerfifed witli Sickiu-ls " I order that 
£20 be paid him before there is any division of my estato. " I do Giue to 
m' Jones my Lanlady who hath been Very tender"of mec in thLs my prefent 
Secknes fine jjounds to be payd her ah a Token of my Tliaukl'uUnes to her ". 
All my estate, after legacies are paid, to be equally dividtnl among all my 
brothers and sisters, "hereby Not Excluding my Brother John but that he 
aUfo haue an Equall part with them Notwithftauding tiio tibouefd Twenty 
pounds Giuen him And laftly I doc hereby Nominat<i & appoint my well 
beloued Brother Stephen Paine & my Brother in law D(^acon Samuel 
Peck" my executors. [219] Witnessed by Benjamin .lones, Tristrem 
Bowerman and Nath" Paine, who all .appeared before .'olin Safnn Esq' 
Judge of Probate and made oath to above will, May 3, lOi'8. John Gary 
Kegist'' Entered same day b}' John Gary Regist' : 

Inventory of above estate taken by Hugh WooJIm-Tv and Nathaniel 
Paine, May 3, 1698. Items: "To a Bond from Samuel .Moulton of 
Palmers River " ; " Ditto a bond from Ephraim Peirce feu' : <i Eriakim 
Peirce of Swanzey with the Intereft at 6 p^ Gent"; " Ditto a Bond from 
will Ingraham Jun'' of Briftoll with y' Intereft one year " ; " 'i'o Money in 
Henry Brags hands ". Amount, i:26I..lG..OO. Above invoiitory presented 
and sworn to at Bristol, Iilay 3, 169rS Ijy JP Stephen Paine and Deacon 
Samuel Peck, executors, before John Sadin Esq. ,)udge of Probate. John 
Gary Regist^ Entered May 3, 169« by John Gary Regist' Additional 
inventory taken Apr. 21, 1699 by Giipt Peck .and W"' Giirpent': to be 
added to above. 

[220] Little Gompton, Apr. 20. 169'^. Inventory of th.' eslaf/: of Mary 
Price "of late Dec'^. " taken by Ghri^toi>her Allen and William Foabs. 
Amount, £392..15..02. Above "invcnt'/ry sworn to by John l"rif:»-. a-imin- 
istrator of the estate of his mother, .Mary Price late of Little Gompton 
dec'd, before John Saffin Esq^ Judge of Probate, Joliri Gary Regist^ 
May 3, 1698. Entered same day by John Gary Regist^ : 

[221] " I Jofeph wood of tauntou . . - being of found miii<l &. Memory 
but very weak of Bwlv " do make my IwJit will, Feb. 1 2, 1 'i97 8 ; *• my will 
is that my Beloued wife Abigale fhall haue that Eftate which fhr; brought 
with her and one third of the Reft of nioueable Eftate ". R<-it of estate 
both lands and moveables to be divid'-<i among all my rh'Mn-!,, " ) iz, 
Jofejjh & John & Ephraim and that GbiMc faid wife is with Ghil^i off, be 

32 Bristol Countij Probate Eecords [Jan. 

it a ivn or be it a Daughter :\llwa7s fo as my ion Jofepli haue a Dubble 
portioQ". If any of my diil.lreu clie before they are married, such share 
to be (li\-ided among my sm-viviug children : " my Avife fhall haue the vfe 
of mv feather Bed VntiU my fon John fhall come to be Twenty one years 
old aiid then he to haue that Bed and a Childs red Blanket as part of his 
Portion Allfo I do hereby make my Beloue-i Brother in law Jofeph Deane 
my iole Executor * * I ;illfo Defire my Bcloued Brothers, in law Peter 
walker & John Paul to 1>; ouerfeers to this my laft will & Teftiiment. and 
to t-e helpfull w"" their Councill <& Advice to my Dear wife & Chil.lren 
■whcim I leaue behind ". Witnesse'l by Thomas Leonard, Silvanus X C';im- 
ball and Elkanah Leonani of whom -Silvanus Camball and Elkanah Leonard 
made oath to above will in Bristol. May 19. 1698 before John Satfin Esq'' 
Jud^e of Probate, John Gary Eegist"^, stating that Cap' Thomas Leonard 
did sign as a witness at the same time. Entered May 19, 1C98 by John 
Gary Regisf: 

[222] Inventory of the estate of Joseph 'U'ood of Taunton, "who De- 
ceafed in the moiith of february the 12"' day 1G9| " taken Apr. 30, 1698 
by Abell Burt, John Grossman and Robert Grossman. Amount, £214.. 
02. .07. Said inventory sworn to at Bristol, May 19, 1C98, by Joseph Dean 
execator of above will before John Saflin Proba': John Gary Regist'. 
Entered same day by John Gary Regisf : 

[?23] We, the subscribers, viz : Thomas Leonard, James Leonard, Henry- 
Hodges, John Richmond Sen'' : and Thomas 'Williams, all of Taunton, being 
commissioned by John Satfin Esfj'^ Judge of Probate, to made an equal 
division of the estate of Nathaniel Williams late of said Taimton dec'd, 
" Between Elizabeth AViUiams the Relect &: Adminiftratrix with John 
Williams fon of the faid Dec'^ : Between her A: his Children " do divide said 
estate as follows : To the widow the west end of the dwelling house, the 
west end of the bam, a thir>l part of the yearly income of the laniis set out 
to her sons .John and Nathaniel WiUiams during her life, and one third of 
the moveables forever. To John Williams eldest son of said dec'd, the 
dwelling house, bam, orchard, the land at home, the ten acre lot in the 
great lots, the seven acre lot in the great lots, the three acres of land near 
John Thresher's, the North Purchase, the eight acres of land in the Litde 
woods so called, half a purchase right in the old township, the meadow at 
Littlewonh, three acres of land at Pale Brook, the share in the Dead 
Swamp, the rest of the land lately uiken up or yet due to said Purchase 
right in the old township to l>? eqtiaJly divided between said John Williams 
and his brother Nathaniel WUliams, said John WiUiams also to have £56 
out of ihe moveables and to pay his Grandmother Williams shillings 
8 pence f-er annum during her Ul'e. To Nathaiiel Williams second son of 
said de'i'd. Ms father's fifty acre divisioa and his thirty acre di^Tsion in said 
township, six acres of land on the Neck plain so callei the South Purchase, 
half a Purchase Right in the old township, the division of land called the 
Kumford division, the meadow and upland at the Neck, three acres of 
swamp at Pale Brook and die pan of the Cedar Swamp bought of John 
Thresher, also what i? to be liivided between him and his brother John as 
abovesai'L and £7..1tj..8 out of the moveables, he to pay his Gran'lmother 
Williams 3 s hillin gs 4 pence \-iT .-utnum during her life. To Eliza'oeth the 
only daughter of said deceased £60.. 10 in money at the time of her mar- 
riage or when she comes to ei^iiteeB years of age. Dateil Jidy 2o, 1698, 
signed by the five above nai_ed eomuussioners and witnessed by Philip 

1910] Bristol County Probate Records 33 

King and John Smith. Said division presented [224] to Jolm Saffm Jud^e 
of Probate by Thomas Leonard Esq'' one of the above suluoribers and 
allowed by said Judge Oct. 11, 1698. John Carj Regist"' Zntere<i Oct. 
14, 1698 by John Gary Regist^ 

Inventory of the estate of Samuel Smith of Taunton dec'd taken Aug. 
25, 1698 by Robert Crosman and Richard Stevens and sworn to by his 
son Samuel Smith of Taunton at Bristol, Oct. 13, 1698 before John .Saffin 
Proba'': John Gary Regisf Recorded Oct. 17, 1698 by John Gary 

" March the tenth 169f Then brought in & prefented to the Judg .John 
Saffin Efq"'. by Jofeph willbore one of the Exe''^ to the laft will & teftam' 
of his ffather Shadrach wUbore thefe perticulars following Omitted & not 
put into the Inventory which is Entered in 3^ 215 page of this Book ", 
amounting to £4.. 11. .06, which were prized in 1698 by Henry Hodges and 
Stephen Marick. Dec. 9, 1701, Joseph Willbore, executor, brought in 
these particulars to be added to his late father's inventory, xu: "A Debt 
oweing from Captain Negus " ; " more from John Dean Jun' : " Total 
amount of above, £5. .19. .00. 

[225] An account of the funeral charges and debts paid " Due from the 
Eftate of Thomas Brentnall Deceafed 1692, giuen in thb 27"": of Decem- 
ber 1695 by Samuel Brentnall and Nathaniel Brentnall fonnes to the De- 
ceafed, & Bondsmen with their Mother Eafter Brentnall is as followeth ". 
Items : " for the goeing to John Richmond & the Staving for the writting 
of a Deed 3 dayes man & Horfs " ; " To Gafli payd John Richmond for to 
Signe faid Deed " ; Paid Steven Arnold, Leu' Preferued Abell, Robert 
Avery of Dedham, " Jolm Ware of Wrenham Sen"^ : ", Samuel Brentnall, 
" Thomancheft' ", Thomas Read, W™ Carpenter Sen'', John Willmath, 
WUl : Carpent'. Jun'', Ric'* : George, William Ireland. 
Tills account was given into the Register's office at Bristol by Samuel 
Brentnall and Nathaniel Brentnall sons of said dec'd, and sworn to by them 
as a true account to their certain knowledge particularly acted by each of 
them except the payments to Preserved Abell, William Carpenter Jr. and 
W^illiam Ireland, " which they are informed was Tranfacted by their faid 
mother", before Jn° Saffin Proba'': John Gary Reg': Dec. 27.'l695. On 
Sept. 10, 1697 the within named Hester Brentnall made oath to the truth 
of above account before John Saffin Proba"' : Jolm Gary Reg-' : The in- 
ventory of the estate of Thomas Brentnall late of Taunton dec'd given by 
the administratrix Hester Brentnall did amount to £126..15..02. Entered 
Oct. 1, 1697 by John Gary Regisf: 

[226] "Bolton february the 5'" : 1701 Receiued of m'^. E^.l'ter .Smith 
Adminiftratrix txj her Hufband Thomas Brentnall of Wathu;: Riuer Re- 
ceiued of m"^ Samuel Brentner the fum of three pounds fix fliillings of m'' 
Samuel Brentner by her order & is in full of all ace", whatfoeuer for the 
Ace' of m' John Jolliff dec'' I fay Receiued by me Jarvis Ballard Executor 
to m' John Jollifi ". Signed Jarvis Ballard. 

[227-229 blank] 

[230] I John Saffin of Bristol " Out of meer loue to & for the Incorag- 
ment of my Negro man Adam to goe on ChearfuUy in his Bufin'r- and 
Imployment by me Now put into the Coftadie Seruis and Command of 

34 ^VoQds Family ofGroton, Mass. [Jan. 

Thomas Sheapanl my tennant on Bound feild farme in Briftoll Aforefaid 
for and Dureing the tearm of .Seauen years from the Twenty fifth Day of 
march kit pat^ 16iti"'. At the close of that time I do " Enfninchife, 
Clear and mak frt^ mv faid Xegro man Named Adam to be fully at his 
ovra Dilpofe and Liberty as other freemen are or ought to be * * Always 
Prouided that the laid Adam my fervant Doe in the mean time goe on 
Cherfully Quiettly and Indufteroufly in the Lawfull bufinefs that Either 
my felf or my afsigues Ihall from time to time Reafonably fett him about 
or Imploy him in and Doe behaue & abare himfelf as an honeft true & 
faitht'ull Saruant ough: to Doe Dureing the terme of feuen years as afore- 
laid '. Witnessed by Rachell X Brown, Richard Smith and Samuel Galop. 
Entered Nov. 15, IGy-t by John Gary Record' 
[End of Volume I] 


By Hexay Er-nest Woods, A.M., of BostoD. 

1. Samuel^ Woods, whose parentage and ancestry are unknown, was 
a member of the train-band at Watertown, Mass., in 1653 (Middlesex Co. 
Court tiles, 1 65-3 ), and later lived in Cambridge, Mass., where he married, 
28 Sept. 1659, Alice Rushtox, whose parentage and ancestry are also 
unknown. In 1 662 he moved to Groton, Mass., where he was an original 
pnoprietor owning an eleven-acre right, and there resided until the destruc- 
tion of the town in King I'hilip's War, Mar. 1675-6, when he returned to 
Watertown. In 1677 he signed the agreement, made at Concord, Mass., 
to resettle Groton, and the following year went back to Groton, where he 
died about -Jan. 1717-18, as appears in a court petition (see Registee. vol. 
51. p. 396 note), and where his wife died 17 Apr. 1712 

Both he and his wife were bom about 1636, according to their deposi- 
tiojis made in 1676 (Butler's History of Groton, p. 84). 


2. i. Samttel,' b. at Cambridge 3 Jan. 1660-1. 

3. 11. Thomas, b. at Groton 9 Mar. 1663. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. at Groton 17 Sept. 1665 ; m. 1 Dec. 1686, TH0>LiS 

Tarbell: d. 24 .Ian 1717. 
■t. iv. Nathaniel, b. at Groton 25 Mar. 1667-8. 

V. Marv. b. at Groton 2 Aug. 1670; m. (1) Eleazer Parker; m. (3) 

3 Jan. 17i>5-7. as his second wife. John NtrrTCSG. Jr. 
vi. Abigaii,, b. at Groton 19 Aug. 1672; m. (1) Da.n-iel Pierce; m. (2) 

Samc-el Bakeon. 
vii. Hannah, b. at Groton 18 Sept. 1674; d. unm. 29 Sept. 1703. 
viii. John. b. at Watertown 4 Mar. 1676-7 ; d. young. 

2. Samuel- Woods {StmueB), Iwrn at Cambridge 3 Jan. 1660-1, died 
at Groton 19 Mar. 1712. 

He married at Chelmsford, Mass., 30 Dec. 1685. Hannah Fak- 
•well, bom at Chelmsford 20 Jan. 1667, died at Lancaster, Mass., 
14 Aug. 1739, liaughter of Ens. Joseph and Hannah (Leamefl) of 
Chelmsford and Dimstable, Mass. She married secondly, as his 
second wife, Carjt. Peter Joslin of Lancaster. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, 3Jas.s. 35 

Children : 
i. Mary,' b. abt. 1G87; m. 20 Nov. 1711. John Go~~ of Lancaster. 

5. ii. S-oiuEL, b. abt. 1690. 

lii. S-irv-VH, b. abt. 1693; living mini, iu 171~. 

iv. Sus.xXNAH, b. at Grotou 1695: in. before 171S, John Solexdi>"e. 

V Rachel, b, at Groton 1698 ; m. 12 Dec. 1721. Jonathan Whitcomb 

of Lancaster, 
vi. AucE, b. at Groton 26 Dec. 1700 ; m. 30 Apr.. 1724, Peter JosLiy. Jr., 

of Lancaster; d. 23 Sept. 1784. 
vii. Abigail, b. at Grotou 12 Sept. 1703; d. there num. iu 1740. 
viii. Esther, b. at Groton 13 Nov. 1705. 

6. ix. Joseph, b. at Groton 21 June 1707. 

X. Martha, b. at Groton 15 Apr. 1709: m. 11 Sept. 1729, Jonx Weeiel- 
OCK of Lancaster ; d. 5 May 1802. 

3. T^OMAS^ Woods {Samuel}), born at Groton 9 Mar. 1G63, died there 

28 Aug. 1738. In 1735 he was " bereft of reason " (Middlesex Co. 

Remarried four times: first Elizabeth , ivho died 21 

Apr. 1688; secondly Hannah Whitney, who died before Apr. 

1713, daughter of Dea. Joshua and Lvdia; thirdly Hannah , 

who was living in 1721 ; and fourthly at Groton. 30 Apr. 1723, 
Mrs. Abigail (Nutting) Chamberlain, who died before Oct. 
1740, widow of Thomas of Groton. 

Child by first wife : 
i. John,' d. 1 May 1688. ^j. y- .-..'^-'1.''^ 

Children by second wife: O -—■''■"''''-' 

ii. Abic.vil, m. 13 Oct. 1713, John Cha.mberlain. l^nown as •■ Paugus 

iii. Esther, b. at Groton 26 July 1097; d. 31 July 1704. 

7. iv. Josiah, b. at Groton 15 Sept. 1701. 

V. Eliz.useth, b. at Groton 9 Nov. 1702; m. 2 Nov. 1732, Daniel Far- 
mer of Lunenburg, Mass. 

vi. Thomas, b. at Groton 25 Nov. 1705 ; killed in Lovewell's Fight at 
Pigwacket (Fryeburg, Me.) 8 May 1725. 

8. vii. AiMOS, b. about 1709. 

4. Nathaniel- Woods (SamueP), born at Groton 25 Mar. 1CG7— S. 

died there 20 June 1738. 

He married four times: first Eleanor ; secondly Alice 

, born about 1673-4, die<l 10 .Jan. 1717-18 in her 45th year; 

thu-dly, 3 July 1721, Sarah Brown, bom at Sudbury, Mass.. 20 
May 1680, died at Groton 3 Mar. 1724-5, daughter of Jabez and 
Deborah (Haines) of Sudbury and Stow, Mass. : and fourthly, 14 
Sept. 1725, Mrs. Mary (Blanchard) Derbyshire, who survive! 
Mm, daughter of John of Dunstable, and mdow of John of Groto::. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

9. i. Nathanml,' b. 19 Oct. 1694. 

ii. Daniel, b. 10 Aug. 1696 ; killed in Lovewell's Fight at Pigwa'jk.;; 
(Frveburg, Me.) 8 May 1725. 
10. iii. John," b. 3 Mar. 1697-8. 
U. iv. ISA.ic, b. 20 Feb. 1699-1700. 

V. Bathsheba, b. 5 Apr. 1702; m. (1) 2 May 1722. Collins Moorf. o: 

Oxford, Mass. ; ni. (2) 11 Aug. 1743. Sa.vr-el Town of Osforo : 

m. (3) 20 Dec. 1760, Joseph Phillips of Oxford ; d. at Cliarltoii. 

Mass., in 1773. 

vi, Hannah, b. 16 Mar. 1704 ; m. 27 Apr. 1725. John Fahmer of Billc- 

rica, Mass. ; d. before 1738. 
vii. Phebe, b. 13 Jan. or Feb. 1705-6 ; d. young. 
vol. lxiv. 3 

! 'Woods Fcnnily of Groton, Mass. [Jan. 

12. viii. A_vRijx. b. 2ij May 1707. 

13. Is. Mo~F.~. b •; July 1703. 
li. s. KErBE.v, b. 11 Apr. 1711. 

Chilcben by second wife : 
si. Phebe. b. i5 Mar. 1713: m. 25 Oct. 1733. J.oies Tufts of Medford, 
Mass.; Uvlnsin 1770. 
1.5. xli. Jonathan, b. -1 June 1715. 

Samuel^ Woods (Samuel,- Samuel^), born about 1690, died at Gro- 
ton 10 Apr. 1773. 

He married at Groton, 29 Nov. 1720, Patience Bigelovt, born 
at TTatertown, Mass., 30 Sept. 169.5, died at Groton 23 Jan. 1771, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Child) of Watertovra. 

Chi-drea, all born at Groton : 
i. EuZABETB." b. 29 Aug. 1721; m. 4 Feb. 1741-2, Ephkaevi Dholl 
of Lancaster. Mass.; d. 16 July 1S13. 

16. li. SAiinx. b. 2 Dec. 17:22. 

iii. Hannah, b. 1 Dec. 1721; m. Abr.iham Wheeler of Keene, N. H. ; 
d. 2^ Nov. 1824. 

iv. Abigail, b. 11 Dec. 1726; m. 25 Xor. 1747, Oliver Wheeler of Ac- 
ton. Mass. 

V. EiTNicE, b. 24 Feb. 1728-9 : living unm. at Charlestowu, N. H., in 

17. vi. jAiiES. b. 22 Aug. 1731. 
IS. vii. WniiAji, b. 17 Oct. 1735. 

viii. JIaj-.y. b. 16 Mar. 1T3S ; m. Joseph Wilson of Keene, N. H. ; d. 
IS Jan. 1776. 

i. Joseph* Woods {Samuel,- SamueB), born at Groton 21 June 1707, 
died at Lancaster, Mass.. in 1745. 

He married at Lancaster, 15 May 1729. Hannah White, born 
at Lancaster 14 Mar. 1710. died there 24 June 1786, daughter of 
Joiiah and Abigail (Whitcomb) of Lancaster. 

Chilfiren. all born at Lancaster : 

19. i. JossiPH.' b. 1 Apr. 1731. 

20. ii. Elijah, b. 16 July 1733. 

21. iii. Levt. b. 31 Mar. 1735. 

iv. ELI5HA. b. 18 Aug. 1737; d. before 1786. 

V. SAitTTEL. b. 20 May, 1738; kiUed by the Indians, Apr. 1759. 

22. vi. JOTHAM. b. 18 Mai-. 1740-1. 

23. vii. John. b. 14 Mar. 1744-^. 

■. Josiah' Woods {Thomas,- SamiieF), born at Groton 15 Sept. 1701, 
die<i in Pennsylvania 30 Sept. 1738. The name of his mfe, and 
place and date of their marriage, have not been found. In 1734 he 
TTi^.s livii^cr ;u Cheltenham. PhOadelphia County, Pa. (Middlesex 
Co. Dermis, vol. 38. p. 4->4.) Li 1757 the children named below 
ioiaed in court proceedings concemiug property (Middlesex Co. 
Superior Court files, Mar. 1758). 
ChU.L-..n : 

i. Isaac-'' of White Marsh. Pliiiadelphia Co.. Pa. 

ii. SAjfTEL. of White Marsii. 

iii. Rachel, of White Marsii. 

ir. Hannah, m. Jiihn Cos of Abington, Philad-lphia Co. 

V. Tho>!_is. of .ibiugton. 

vi. JosiAH. of Xorriti.iu, Philadelphia Co. 

vii. EuzjJiETH. in. J<jhn Btrke of Upper Diiblli;. Philadelphia Co. 

1910] Woods Famih/ of Groton, Mass. 37 

8. Amos' Woods (Thomas,^ SamueP) was born about 17"'.'. Thf 

records of his birth and death, and the death of his ivife. have not 
been found. 

He married at Groton, 5 July 1733, Hannah Nutting, liorn at 
Groton 28 May 1714, daughter of David and Hannah of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
1. H.\NNAH,'' b. 4 Mar. 1734. Perhaps she m. 16 Mar. 175S, J. .nmth ^n 


ii. Esther, b. 12 June 1730. Perhaps she m. 20 June 17C0. Willloi 

iii. Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1737-8 ; m. 2 Aug. 1777, Samuel Manning nf Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; d. 15 Oct. 1788. 

iv. Sibyl, b. 6 Feb. 1740. 

V. Lyuia, b. 23 Jan, 1745 ; m. 20 Nov. 1770, Benjajiix Hazen. 

24. vi. Amos, b. 17 Dec. 1748. 

9. Sergt. Nathaniel' Woods {Nathaniel,'^ SamueP), born at Groton 

19 Oct. 1694, died at Pepperell, Mass., — July 176G. In 172.5 he 
was sergeant in LoveweU's campaign, in command of the fort erected 
at Ossipee Pond. 

He married three times : first Alice Fuench, born at Dunstable 

20 Nov. 1699, death record not found, daughter of Samuel and 

Sarah (Cummings) of Dunstable; secondly Ruth .* who 

separated from him in 1748, but returned, "and was living in 1758 : 
and thirdly, 2 Dec. 1762, Mr^. Mary ( ) Erwin" widow of 

John of Groton, who separated from him Ln Feb. 1763, but returnet] 
before the following Dec. 

Children by first wife, all bom at Groton : 
i. DANnEL,' b. 10 Dec. 1726. 

25. ii. Ebexezer, b. 19 Dec. 1728. 

26. iii. Oliver, b. 20 Sept. 1730. 

27. iv. Nathaniel, b. 3 June 1732. 

V. John, b. 1 July 1734 ; d. at Pepperell 7 Aug. 1756 ; m. at Pepperell. 
17 June 1756, Jerusha Sshth, b. at Groton 21 June 1732. dau. of 
Nathaniel; no issue. She m. (2) 11 Jan. 1759, John Stone. Jr. 

10. LiEDT. John' Woods {Nathaniel,^ SamueP), born at Groton 3 Mar. 
1697-8, died there 7 May 1782. He was lieutenant of militia. 

He married first at Groton, 3 June 172.5, Sarah Longlet. bom 
at Groton 28 Mar. 1706, died there 28 Mar. 1773, daughter of John 

and Sarah (Prescott) ; and secondly Deborah —, parentage 

not known, who survived him. 

Children by fii-st wife, aU born at Groton : 
i. S.^^rah,* b. 6 May 1726 ; m. (1) 22 May 1745, William T.^ebell. Jr. : 
m. (2) 4 Jan. 1759, Charles Witherell of Pepperell, 3Iais. ; 
d. 11 Nov. 1790. 
ii. John, b. 27 Aug., d. 31 Aug., 1728. 
iii. Susannah, b. 5 May 1730 ; m. at Pepperell, 3 Jan. 1751, John Gp.ken : 

d. before 1779. 
iv. Alice, b. 20 Aug. 1732; m. at Dunstable (Nashua, N. H.). j Jan. 

1752, BENJA^^N Parker of Hollis, N. H. 
V. Lucy, b. 18 May 1735; m. 29 Oct. 1761, Thomas Trowbrii)i,.e ; d. 
25 Dec. 1765. 

28. vi. John, b. 1 Aug. 1737. 

vii. Benj.i-Min, b. 13 Oct. 1739; d. 19 Nov. 1758. 

•Perhaps she was Ruth Nutting. See Middlese.i: Co. Court files, Aug. 1743, Woods 

38 Woods Famaij of Groton, Mass. [Jan. 

viii. Abigail, b. 2: . Tail, ir-il : m. (1^ 1? May 1763. Sfla- Pakeek Batjion; 
in. (2) at K His. X. H- 15 Sept. 177.5. JIlnot Far.mer; m. yo) at 
HoUis, 25 >" r. 17?0. xR-iSCis Blood : m. (4) Kexd.all. 

29. ix. Da%id, b. 31 Pec. 17-i6. 

11. Lieut. Isaac^ Wc.ods (Xxthaniel.- SamueB). boru at Groton 20 

Feb. lGOO-1 700. (lied diere 31 Mar. 177.5. He was lieutenant of 

He married a: Groton. 21 Sept. 172.5. Abigail Steveks. Ixim 
at Chelmsford, Mi.-;s., 1-3 Aug. 1702. died at Groton 24 Dec. 1781, 
daughter of John ;ind Siiniii (Snow) of Chelmsford. 

Children, all 1 -:.m at Gr<;.ton : 

30. i. ISAAC.< b. 29 tvt. 1755. 

31. ii. Ephp.aM, b. 2> Apr. 1727. 

lii. Thomas, b. 2f Dec. 172- : d. 10 Feb. 17.5r.. 

32. iv. >rEHE>nAH, b. r- Dec. 1731. 

33. T. Hexrt. b. 4 Sept. 1733. 

vi. JOXAS. b. 21 Mav 1735 : d. umn. at Fort William Henrv, N. T.. 22 
Aug. 1756. 

34. vii. Caleb, b. 22 Jan. 173^^7. 

viii. PntTDENXE, b. ? Oct.. d. 27 Oct.. 173^. 

ts. Sa.mson". b. 6 Miv 17-f:i; d. at Albany, N. T.. 22 Aug. 1757. 
5. Sakah. b. 17 Aui. 17i2; m. 2 Dec. 1762, Robert Ajjes; d. 23 Xov. 

35. xi. Solomon, b. 29 Aug. 1747. 

12. Aaron' 'Woods {Xithanielr Samuel}), born at Groton 26 May 1707, 

was living with Li? fotirth wife at .Shirley, Mass., in 1793 ; the 
records of their de^rhs have not been found. He previotisly resided 
for short periods ai BoxtorC'Ugh and Littleton. Mass. 

He married four times : tirst at Groton. 3 Apr. 1739, Saea_h 
BoYNTON, baptize-i 1 Jan. 1718-19. .lied at .Shirley 29 Apr. 177-5, 
daughter of Hilkiah and Pri^cilla (.Jewett ) of Rowley and Limen- 
burg, Mass.; secoL'Uy, iatention reconied at Shirley 27 Oct. 176-5, 
Hannah Farnsworth of Harvar.L Mass.. perhaps a widow; 
thirdly, intention recorded at Shirley 1 Aug. 178-5, Mrs. Mart 
( ) Brow:s-. whii diei at Boxborough 13 Aug. 1786, widow 

of Boaz of Littleton. Mass. : and fourthTy. ,^ intention recorded at 
Shirley 2 Dec. 1786, 3Ib5. Elizabeth ( ) Gates of 

Lancaster, Mass. 

Children by first ^e, lx)m at Groton : 
i. S.iRAH.' b. 80 Jan. 17:>9-4';': of Boston, Mass.. in 1764: m. 29 Dec. 
1791. as Ills sec-jud wife. S.imtel Manning of Cambridge, Mass. 
(see 8. iii) ; d. J! Apr. ir:2. 

36. u. Lemcel. b. 23 Sr?t. 17-t2. 

13. MosES^ "Woods {^~a:hnnieL- SxmueP). born at Groton 6 July 1709, 

died at Gaspereaus. Nova .S-.'otia. 20 Oct. 17-5.5. He resided at 
Groton west parish (afterw;irds PeppereU), and sen-ed in Kin; 
George's and the Fr-ench and Indian wars. 

He married at Gr^con. 22 Nov. 1733. Esther Houghton, Ixim 
in 1713. baptized 1-3 May 1716, daughter of Robert. Jr., and De- 
borah of Lancaster. Mass. SLe marrTel secon^Uy at PeppereU. 10 
Jan. 17.58, as his sc.i.'nd wiftr. Ens. David Shaituck of PeppereU. 
and was living Ln 1774. 

Children, the last :tvo b'jm at PeppereU. the others at Groton : 
i. Esther.-' b. 2 Se;: 17.3.S: m.l'l Dec. 1762, Liect. Enosh L.vwrence 
of Mason, X. H. . d. li Julv 1S15. 

1910J Wood.^ Family of Gvoton, J/.«. 

ii. Ha_v>-ah. b. 28 Sept. 1737. Perhaps she n. 1(5 in 
secoud Tvife, Adj. Willlui Geeex of Per:-rrell 


'"' ^^.^^: ^ ^ ^°'"- '"^' ""■ '' ^°''- !"•■ D^^m Tarbell of 

iv. Deborah, b. 14 Apr. 1742. 

T. Maktha. b. 3 Apr. 1744. 

Ti. An-xa. b. 29 Sept. 1746; d. vouno-. 

vii. A SOX. still-born 12 Dec. 1748 ^ 

37. riii. Mo5ES. b. 16 Feb. 1749-50. 

ix. A SOX. still-born 1 Jan. 1753. 

3.S. X. Joseph, b. 3 Jan. 1754. 

xi. AxxA. b. 7 Apr. 1755. 

14. Eedben^ Woods (Nathaniel,'' SamueP), born at Groton 11 A.,,r 
1711, died there 17 Oct. 1774. " 

He married at Groton, 11 June 1741, Mrs. Submit (P\rker) 
^^HITXET. lx.rn at Groton 10 Sept. 171.5, living in 1701 dau.jht<-r 
of James and Abigail (Prescott), and \ridow of Timothv of Groton. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 

39. Ii. !:S'^:V^^ ^i^*' = "■ '' ^--° ^°-- ^- ^- 2^ Oct. 1760. 

40. Iv. TrvioTHT, br. 3 May 1747." 

41. l\. Si I: l^ ^: l;^^?; '"• '' ^"- ^^«*' ^-- ^— • 

'^"' "^ M^<**'' ^^ ^^^' ^'^^ ' ""■ '^ ^^"^ '"^' William Beals of Westford, 
42. viii. JoxATHAX, b. 26 Apr. 1755. 

ix. Abigail, b. 20 Mar. 1757. Perhaps she m. li> May 1781 WixSLow 

Paekek. - ^ 

X. Oltter. b. 17 Sept. 1758 ; served in the RerolTition • livin.^ in 1780 
^' 19^1^'; "nW?^"' ^'^^' ^'"""'^ ^ *'"' Revolution; d. unm. before 

15. JoxATHAN* Woods {Kathamel;' SamueP), hoTz at Groton 4 June 
l/lo, died at Pepperell, Mass.. 30 Dec. 1755. 
^{^^^^T'*^ ^^"^^ ^^^''^ (^'^«^) BoTDEx. bora at Groton 20 
""riiV ; *^ ''^ Pepperell 1 Jan. 1 754. daughter of Jonathan 

and Marr. and, widow of Jonathan, Jr., of Grown. 
Children, all bom at Groton : 

' ''ti:^Voou7m'-'' "• '' ''''■ ''''' " '^^^ *'''' "''^' ^^" 

11- JoxATHAX, b. 3 Apr. 1741 ; d. vomig. 

m. Phebe. b. 14 Feb. 1742-3; m.CAPT. Willl^m Scon of Peterboro. 

^. n. : a. about 1jS9. 
iv. Joseph, b. 4 May 1745; d. 19 Au<' 1751 
V. Rachel, b. 30 Mar. 1746. 
vi. JOXATHAX. b. 5 May 1749; d. 25 iu" 1751 
vii. Alice, b. 14 Feb. 1750-1. ° 

43. viii. Levi, b. 10 May 1753. 

16. S.oiUEL* Woods (&m„«/,3 Samuel:' SamueP), was Ix-m at Groton 
2 Dec lr22 The parentage of his wife, and the place and date o^' 
their deaths, have not been found. 

^ He m;imed at Westford. Mass.. 22 Sept. 1747. TABiinA Whell- 
EE. Alx.ut 1/60 they moved from Grotou to E-ene. N. H. 

Children, the first six bom at Grotou. the oiLrrs at Kerne : 
i. Maru..' b. 23 Jane 1748. J 

u. Eebek.^. b. 24 Mar. 1750. She had a daughter, named Marv Bach- 
ellor. b. atKeene 15 Aug. 1769. 

40 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [Jan. 

iii. SAjmx. b. U Apr. 1753 ; served iu the Revolution ; d. at Keene 26 

Apr. 1777. 
iv. Sarah, b. 3 Am-. 1756. 
v. M.iET. b. 1 Dec. 1757; d. 15 Sept. 1758. 
vi. HA^rxAE. b. 11 Oct. 17.59. 
Tii. ErxiCE. b. 17 July 1762. 
viii. JoECS". h. -t JulT 1764. 

17. James^ Wool's (S^muel,^ S<n}iufl,' SamueF), born at Groton 22 Aug. 

1731, was Eving there in 1790. The parentage of his wife, and the 
phice and dite of their deaths, have not been found. He served 
in the Eevo.ution. 

He marricil at Groton, 6 Feb. 1760, Abigail Howard. 
Children, all b<3ru at Groton : 
i. James-.' d. 19 Apr. 1761. 
a. ii. Nahcm. n. U Xov. 1763. 

45. ill. Jotkam. b. 3 Mar. 1766. 
iv. Abigail, b. 20 Jan. 1769. 

V. Rachel, b. 9 Apr. 1771 ; m. 3 Sept. 1816, Bill Weight Stevens of 
Donstable, Mass. 

18. AViLLiASi* Woods (Samuel,* Samuel,' SamueP), born at Groton 17 

Oct. 173-5, died at Keene, N. H., 23 Mar. 1818. He served in the 

He marriei at Chelmsford, 5Liss., 9 Feb. 1757, Naomi Langley, 
born at Chelmsford 18 May 1741, died at Keene 8 Sept. 1815, 
daughter of Xath;\niel and Lydia (Foster) of Chelmsford. 

Children, the first two bom at Chelmsford, the others at Keene : 
i. Naom.' b- 18 May 1759: m. at Keene, 23 Mav 1787, Samdbl Felt 

of Packersfield (now Xelson), N. H. ; d. 6 Apr. 1851. 
ii. WnxiAii. b. — May 1761, bapt. at Groton 7 June following! killed 

in the Battle of Bennington, Vt., 16 Aug. 1777. 
iii. Joseph, b. 15 ilay 1763. 

46. iv. LE\a, b. 1- Feb. i765. 

V. MOLLT. b. 3 Xov. 1766 ; m. 24 Sept. 1793, as his second wife, Rev. 
Davtb Daklecg ; d. 24 Mar. 1818. 

47. vi. XathjlStel. b. 10 June 1769. 

48. vii. ExocH. b. 29 Jan. 1771. 

49. viii. SOLOIION. b. 14 Oct. 1772. 
ix. Ltdia. b. 7 Sept. 1774. 

X. Da\-ii>. b. 14 July 1776. 

50. xi. Elijah, b. 16 Jniy 1778. 
xii. William. 6 May 1780. 

51. xiii. JosiAH. b. 3 Sept. 1782. 

I'J. Joseph* Woods {Joseph,^ Samuel,- SamueP) was born at Lancaster 
1 Apr. 1731. The records of his and his wife's death have not been 

He marriei at Lancaster, 30 Nov. 1757, Luct Butler, born at 
Lunenbur;^-. 2-3 June 1738, daughter of William and Lucy 
(Story) oi Lunenburg. 

Chlldreii. ail bom at Lancaster : 

52. i. SAjirET.' ■?. 2 Jan. 1759. 

ii. Racheil. b. 2> Jan. 1761; m. 1 June 1785, John Fletcher. 

iii. UR.srLA. b. 24 F.rb. 1763. 

iv. Lucy, t-spt May or June 1772. 

iO. Eli.tah' Woods (Josrpli.^ Samuel.'- SamueP) was born at Lancaster 
10 July 1733. Th-r jiarentage of his wife, and the phice and date 
of their deith?. hav- not been found. 

1910] Woods Famihj of Groton, Mass. 41 

Children, all born at Lancaster : 
i. ELiSHA.J^b llJan. 1759 ; served in the Rerohnion 

^^MGH« ^^ ''"■ ^'''''''" '''' °^- 27 Feb. 1777, D^MZL 

Ui. JoTHAii. b. 1 Jau. 1764. 
iv. Ha>->-ah. b. 11 Aug. 17Gn. 

V. Silence, bapt. 17 Sept. 1769. 

VI. Rachel, bapt. 19 Mar. 1775. 

vii. Seth ■^twin). b. 13 Apr. 1777; d. same day. 
viu. A CHILD (twin), still-born 13 Apr. 1777. 

21. Levi^^ Woods (Joseph,^ Samuel,' SamueP), born at Lancaster 31 Mar 
Uo.y. die! at Leominster, M;iss., 20 May 1779. In 1762 he wa. 
linng at Petersham, Mass. «"^uena^ 

H; marrie-l at Lancaster, 20 Apr. 1763, Tamar Hocghtov. 
born at Lancaster o Dec. 1733, died at Leominster 14 Dec. 1809 
daughter ot Gershom and Elizabeth (Rugg) of Lancaster. 

LhLldren. all bom at Leominster: 

53. li. I'^XT^.^-^Ai:^" ''""' -• ' •^-- ^^«5' ^^---' ^ooDs («i. ^^ 

III. Joseph, b. 26 Sept. 1768 ; d. June 1771 

IV. IJm. b. 10 Oct. 1770. Perhaps he d. 11 Dec. 1809. 

54. vi. Joseph, b. 29 June 1775. 
^^' ^''lur'*^^^:^TA^^°7'''' t"""^'' ^"""'''^^^ l'^™ =1' Lancaster 18 

He married at Lancaster, 19 Aug. 1773, Mehitable Alois 
born at TTrentham, Mass., 8 Aug. 1739, daughter of John and 
Melutable (Hawes) of Dedham and Wrentham. 

Only child, bom at Lancaster : 

A™ llll' Samuel Allen; d. at Newburyport, Mass.. 15 

23. J0H>-* Woods {Joseph," Samuel,' SamueF), bom at Lancaster 14 Mar. 

1 /44-.3. died at Leominster, Mass., 3 Jan. 1832. He served in the 

He married at Leominster, 4 Dec. 1770, Elizabeth Nichols, 
parent^^e unknown, who died at Leominster 26 or 27 Oct. 1826 

Chil.iren. all born at Leominster : 

55. i. John.' b. 19 Apr. 1771. 

56. ii. Joseph, b. 1« Sepf. 1773. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 1 Sept. 1776 : m. Phinehas Caeter. 

IV. Auc_E^ b. 6 Aug. 1778; m. 15 Feb. 1816, Simeon Tyler; d. 8 Dec. 

V. Mekct. b. 3 Jan. 1781 ; m. D.^xiel Parkhdest. 

VI. 1.EAJT, b. 26 Jan. 17»3 ; d. unm. 17 Apr. 1839. 

24. Aiios^ Woods (Amos," Thomas;' Samuel-"), born at Groton 17 Y)>-c 

1/48, was Uving with his vnle at Dunstable, Mass., in l>ii'V 
iheir death records have not been found. He served in the Rr vo- 

42 Woods Family of Ovoton, Mass. [Jan. 

He married at Groton, 7 July 1778, Betty Tarbell, baptized 
at BUIerica, Mass., 30 Jan. 1757, daughter of David and Hannah 
(Fitch) of Billerica, and Nottingham West (now Hudson), N. H. 

Children, all born at Groton except the last : 
i. Amos.' b. 5 Mar. 1779; of Dunstable; m. at Groton, 3 Aug. 1807. 

Elizabeth Johxsox Parker; no further record obtained, 
ii. Bettt. b. 25 Nov. 1780. Perhaps she d. unm. at Dunstable 17 Jan. 

57. iii. Wlllia-M, b. 17 Aug. 1782. 
iv. Jl.tKY. b. 12 Apr. 1784. 

V. Esther, b. 16 Feb. 1786. Perhaps she m. (mt. rec. at Duustable 30 

Oct. 1809) Robert Reed of Groton. 
vi. Moses, b. 10 Feb. 1788. 

58. rii. Jesse. 

59. viii. David, b. at Dunstable 28 Oct. 1797. 

25. Col. Ebenezer* Woods {Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,"^ SamueP), bom at 

Groton 19 Dec. 1728, was living at Windsor, Vt., in 1780. He 
served as lieutenant in the Revolution, and later was styled colonel. 
He married at Pepperell, Mass., 25 June 1752, Eunice Boyden, 
born at Groton 22 May 1733, place and date of death not found, 
daughter of Josiah and Eunice (Parker) of Groton and Pepperell. 

Children, the first two bom at Groton, the last two at Fitchburg. 
Mass., and the others at Pepperell : 
i.- AUCE.* b. 23 Apr. 1753. 
il. A CHILD, b. 26 May, d. i June, 1755. 
iii. ErxiCE, b. 23 June 1756. 

iv. Joseph, b. 2 Nov. 1758 ; living In Vt. in 1832 ; no further record 

60. V. John, b. 28 Oct. 1761. 

61. vi. DA^^EL- b. IG Apr. 1764. 

vii. Lucy, b. 29 Nov. 1766 ; m. at Windsor, 1 Sept. 1784, Samuel Siuth ; 
Uvina in 1840. 

vui. Ebexezer. b. 18 Apr. 1769 ; m. at Groton, 12 May 1799, Sar.ih Far- 
well ; no further record obtained. 

is. Oliver, b. 6 May 1771. 

X. Polly, b. 13 Nov. 1773; m. at Windsor, 17 Oct. 1790, Ephkaiji 


26. Oliver* Woods (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,^ SamueP), born at Groton 

20 Sept. 1730, died at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) in 1799. 

He was made heir of his uncle Jonathan French of Dunstable 

(Nashua), who died in 1757 (Hillsborough Co., N. H., Probate). 
He married Sarah , parentage unknown, who survived 


Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 
i. OLI^■ER.' b. 26 Feb. 1752 ; served in the Revolution; d. 27 Aug. 1775. 

ii. Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1753 ; m. Lund. 

iii. Jbax, b. 4 Oct. 1755; d. 18 .\pr. 1759. 
iv. JoxathaN Frkxch, b. 15 Apr. 1758. 

62. V. Daniel, b. 15 Feb. 1760. 

63. vi. Ebenezer. b. 13 June 1762. 

vii. Rebecca, b. 6 Aug. 1765; m. 20 Apr. 1784, Jonathan Powers, Jr. 

64. vili. Benjamin, b. 4 May 1767. 

is. Jean, or Jane. b. l"Dec. 1768; m. 26 Nov. 1787, Z.ichariah Hunt; 
d. 9 Nov. 1>03. 

65. X. John, b. 12 June 1770. 

27. Nathaniel^ Woods {Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,'^ SamueU), born at Groton 

3 June 1732. died there m 1776. He served in the Revolution. 

1910] Wood^ Family of Groton, Mass. 43 

He married at Concord. Mas?.. 27 Nov. 1754, .Anne Parker, 
lx>rn at Groton 16 Nov. 1720, li^-ing in 1781, daughter of James 
and Abigail (Prescott) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
i. AxxE.» b. 10 Feb. 1755: m. at Pepperell, 1 Feb. 1774, Jeremlui 

j 66. ii. John French, b. 9 Aug. 1756. 

I iii. Jonas, b. 29 Xor. 1757^ d. before 1776. 

'. ir. Alice, b. 22 Xov. 1759. 

T. Nathaniel, b. 6 Sept. 1760; non compos mentis in 1760. 

67. vi. Peter, b. 29 Max 1763. 

vli. Roth (perhaps ttrin), bapt. 2C Juue 17G3: d. young- 

28. JOHN^ Woods (John.' Nathaniel,- Samuel^), Ixirn at Groton 1 Aug. 

1737, died there — .June 1823, He served in the Revolution. 

He married at Westford, Mass., 19 Nov. 1768, Hannah Good- 
hue, T^■hose parentage and death record have not been found. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
i. Oliver,' b. 9 Sept. 1769. 
ii. ACHSAH, b. 2S Apr. 1771. 
iii. Lucy, b. 12 Mar. 1773. 

68. iv. Eber, b. 27 June 1774. 

69. V. .John, b. 31 July 1776. 

vi. Haxnah, bapt. 3 Oct. 1779. 

vii. Tahpenas, b. 10 June 1780; m. at Pepperell, 28 May 1809, Joshua 
Hall of Pepperell; d. 29 Oct. 1866. 

29. David' Woods {John.' Nathaniel,"^ Samuel}), born at Groton 31 Dec. 

1746, died at Deeriag. N. H., in 1793. 

He married at Dunstable, Mass., 14 Dec. 1769, Deborah Swal- 
low, born at Groton 9 Feb. 1748, death record not found, daughter 
of .John and Deborah of Groton and Dunstable. She married 
secondl}- at HoUis, N. H., 31 Dec. 1797, as his second wife, Amos 
Eastman of Hollis. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 

70. 5. David,* b. 25 Apr. 1771. 

ii. Deborah, b. 5 Oct. 1772 : m. at HoUis. 4 Feb. 1794, James SIcClube ; 

d. at Westford. Vt., 19 Aug. 1853. 
iii. Sarah, b. 11 May 1774: m. at Hollis, 9 Jime 1796, Benjamin 

Barron of Hollii. and Cambridge, Vt. ; d. 15 Apr. 1825. 

71. rr. William Learned, b. 7 Jan. 1776. 

72. T. Ezra, b. 12 Jan. 1778. 

vi, Warren, b. 12 Mar. 1780: settled at Hancock, N. H.: d. there 29 
June 1866: styled captain; m. (1) at Hancock. 23 Feb. 1802, Deb- 
orah Brooks', d. 3 Dec. 1854, dau. of Maj. William and Deborah 
(Parker) of HoUis and Hancock; m. (2) at Hancock. 19 June 
1855, Mrs. Lrcv (Daits) Winship. b. 27 Dec. 1795. d. 23 Mar. 
1861, dau. of Oliver and Sally (Pollard) of Hancock, and wid. of 
Benjanjiu of Boston, Mass. ; m. (3) at Hancock. S Aug. 1>61, Mrs. 
LORINDA (Grat) Emerson, b. 14 Xov. 1806. d. 5 Apr. 1865, dau. 
of Matthew and Mary (Conner) of Peterboro, N. H.. and wid. of 
David of Peterboro : no issue. 

vii. Silas, b. 23 XOv. 17.^1: killed in the Battle of York, Can.. 27 Apr. 
1813, Warof 1S12. 

73. vuj. Emerson, b. 21 Mar. 1783. 

ii- Charlotte, b. 25 Aug. 1785: m. at Hollis, 15 Dec. 180S, ISA-tc 
Farley of HoUis: dr2 Dec. 1856. 

74. X. ZiBA, b. 22 Feb. 1787. 

75. si. I>iKi, b. 14 June 1789. 

[To be continued] 

44 Ahram Enylish Brown [Jan. 


By Rev. Georoe F. Piper of Dorchester, Mass. 

Abram English Bro\vn was born in Bedford, Massachusetts, 
January 21, 1849. His parents, Joseph and Rachel (Fitch) 
Brown, like most of his ancestors for several generations, were hard- 
working people, possessed of no large stock of this world's goods. 
His mother was somewhat better educated than most women of her 
time, and his paternal grandmother was a woman of more than 
average intellect and character who exerted over him an important 
influence, but there was apparently little either in his ancestry or 
early environment conducive to the knowledge and culture he ac- 
quired or the success he won. Before he was sixteen years of age 
his school days came to an end, and he entered a store in the neigh- 
boring town of Burlington. While he there had access to two 
small libraries, one in the store and another in his employer's home, 
and his frugal habits enabled him to have a thousand dollars in the 
bank at the end of a little more than four years, although his wages 
had at no time exceeded a dollar a day and board, these circumstances 
by no means compensated for the loss of school attendance at this 
susceptible period of his life. When he was twenty the death of an 
older brother made it needful that he should leave the store and 
drive a meat cart in the service of his father, an occupation in which 
he continued for a considerable time. School-keeping and store- 
keeping were afterwards his occupations for brief periods, but in a 
few years he became chiefly engaged in town aflPairs, antiquarian re- 
searches, and literary work. On October 11, 1877, he married Miss 
Sarah J. Flint of Shrewsbury, thereby gaining for the rest of his life 
a highly congenial and helpftd companion. Bedford remained his 
home until his death, which occurred February 20, 1909. 

Mr. Brown was a most faithful and efiicient citizen, proud of his 
native town and an earnest defender of its reputation and promoter 
of its welfare. A few months after he entered the Burlington store 
an item appeared in the Lowell Weekly Journal to the effect that 
the town of Bedford had neither minister, doctor, nor lawyer, that 
its schools were aU taught by women, and that it was a one-horse 
town at the best. His anger was kindled by this scandalous state- 
ment, and Ke appealed to one and another of the citizens of Bedford 
to refute it, but without success. Finally, on hearing the intima- 
tion that he had better refute it himself, he did it so effectively in 
a communication to the offending newspaper that its publisher re- 
cognized in him the correspondent for Bedford he was looking for 
and offered him the position. This he accepted, and held for many 
years ; and until the last years of his life there was scarcely an oc- 
currence of any importance in the town that was not reported by his 



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1910: Abrjm E,ujU,h Broicn 4.3 

ever ready pen in some 01' the many newspapers for which he was at 
one time or another the correspondent. He loved Betlford dcarlv, 
and wa.* always eager to convey to those not so fortunate as to live 
within its limits, as well as its inhabitants, the impression that it was 
no " one-horse to^vn." 

^ At the age of twenty-three he was elected clerk of the Trinitarian 
Congregational Society, an office which, with the exception of one 
year, he held until his death. He was a member of the church con- 
necte<J with this society, for many years an interested worker in the 
Sunday-school, and at the celebration of its seventieth anniversai-v. 
in If ■■>?!, delivered an elaU.rate address, which subsequentlv was jiulv 
liihed. He showed his devotion to the town by his devotion to one 
of its churches. At the same age he was also elected a member 
of the school committee, an office to which he was re-elected for fif- 
teen successive years ; and to him, more than to anyone beside, it is 
due that dming these years the introduction of a oraded svstem of 
study, the consoHdation of all the schools at the centre of the town, the 
conveyance to school of pupils living at a distance from the centre, 
and the opening of a high school — then an important stejD — took place'. 
He was representative two yeare in the General Court for the 
Seventeenth Middlesex District, collector of taxes seven vears, and 
town clerk for nine years, in each of these capacities proving him- 
self a faithful public servant. He was an interested member"of the 
Bedford Social Library, and when in place of it the Bedford Free 
Public Library Coqioration was organized, m 1886, was elected its 
clerk, and served in that capacity to the end of his life. He was 
secretary of the Bedford Historical Society and its most enthusiastic 
member, an active and etHcient member 'of the Village Improve- 
ment Society, and of the Law and Order League durmg the exis- 
tence of these institutions in the town. He was especiaUv efficient in 
preparing for and carrying out the observance of Patriots' Day and 
Soldiers' Memorial Day. He was the superintendent and one of the 
comminee of the Shawsheen Cemetery, and by his watchfid care, 
persevering effiarts, and gcn^d taste did more than any other person to 
make ii one of the most attractive burial places to be found in a 
country lovnx. It was cliiedy through his efibrts that a highly ap- 
propriate gateway to it w:is erected, and it is not improbable that 
had he lived longer his influence woidd have secured the erection of 
a mortuary chapel. 

But valuable as were the services he rendered in tliese capacities, 
he perf.;.rmed a service of no less value in his " History of Betlford,'' 
which extends from its earhest settlement to the year 1891. This 
CiU-efully prepared work treats of the organization of the to^^•n, its 
troubles with the Indians, its churches and schools, the part it took 
in the Revolutionary and Ci^il wars, its cemeteries, its industries, 

Its fire department, its town officers, its distinguished men in 

short, of even-tiling in tlie histoiy of the town d'owu t.;. the time 

46 Abram English Brown [Jan. 

the volume was published. To it there is appended a genealog- 
ical and biogi-aphical account of the families of Bedford from its 
first settlement, as accurate and complete as diligent inquiry and 
pains-taking research enabled its author to make it. To this- highly 
valuable work, which only witli difficulty was made to jjay the cost 
of publication, he gave much time which he could ill afford .to spare 
from bread- winning pursuits. Seldom does a town have a more 
useful and devoted citizen, one more eager to promote by his 
time, labor and thought, its material, intellectual, social, and moral 
welfare. ]Many are interested in only one or, at the most, a few of 
the public needs, but here was a man who was interested in all — 
churches, schools, libraries, roads, side-walks, shade trees, to^vn 
records, vital statistics, anniversaries, bm'ial grounds, things per- 
taining to the past and to the present, things secular and things 

INIr. Brown was an enthusiastic patriot, and his patriotism mani- 
fested itself in untiring efforts to have suitable memorials erected to 
the heroes of the American Revolution. He was instrumental in hav- 
ing a stone with the following unique inscription in bronze set up in 
that part of the Old Burial Ground in Bedford reserved for mem- 
bers of the African race : " Cambridge Moore, Ctesar Prescott, 
Cffisar Jones, Xegro slaves, Soldiers of the Revolution, 1775-1783." 
It was largely through his exertions that a boulder was placed in 
Willson Park in Bedford Village, having on it the words : " Rallying 
place of militia and minute men on April 19, 1775, before their 
march to Concord, where seventy-seven Bedford men were in the 
fight of that day, when their Captain, Jonathan Willson, was killed 
and Job Lane was wounded." He took particular pride in the old 
Colonial flag carried by the men of Bedford on that eventful day. 
Those who drilled in their respective towns that they might be better 
prepared to meet the foe were too much concerned about weightier 
matters to provide flags for their companies. But in the home of 
Nathaniel Page, Jr., in Bedford was an elegant and elaborate one 
of unknown age and origin which he bore in the company of that 
town to the Old Xorth Bridge in Concord on the day of the bloody 
conflict there. It was then returned to the Page home where it re- 
mained until the centennial celebration on the 19th of April 1875, 
when it was again taken to Concord, carried in the procession by 
Abram English Brown, one of the Bedford delegation, unfurled 
again at the Old Xorth Bridge, and returned again to the Page 
home, where it remained until the 19th of October, 1885, when it 
was presentetl to the town of Bedford by Capt. Cyrus Page, grand- 
son of the Nathaniel Page who bore it in the Concord fight. It 
is now in the custody of the Bedford Free Public Library Corpora- 
tion and secm-e fi-om accident and evil design in a fire-proof safe. 
To Mr. Brown's patriotic solicitude the present custody and safety 
of this precious relic are in no small measure due, as also the celeb- 
rity it has acquired. 



English Broin 


His patriotism is seen in " Beneath Old Roof-trees " and " Be- 
side Old Hearth-stones," in which he vividly portrays the valor and 
sufferings of the liberty-loving men of twenty Middlesex towns, and 
several beyond the limits of 5liddlesex, in the first years of armed 
resistance to British oppression. In the preparation of these vol- 
umes a great number of old Colonial houses were visited, the tales of 
Revolutionary patriots that had come do\vn to then- descendants were 
heard, the graves that contaiuetl their sacred dust were searched out, 
and the inscriptions on their monuments copied. Every school boy 
knows of Paul Revcre"s ride, and of the bloody encounters at Lex- 
ington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, but many well-informed men 
and women living in the -very region in which the vahant deeds of 
1775 were done are ignorant of the impressive details which these 
volumes give. The one himdred and forty-five illustrations which 
adorn them throw light on that time which tried men's souls, and the 
fifty-seven graphic chapters they contain may be read, even by the 
most learned, with interest and profit. 

Another of his works, "John Hancock, bis Book," while com- 
piled largely from Hancock's letter-book, and not claiming to l>e a 
complete biography, presents to no small extent the public as well 
as business and social life of that distinguished patriot. The reader 
of it sees Boston as it was in the last half of the eighteenth century, 
the extensive trade and social eminence of the Hancocks, the first 
resistance to British tyranny, the outbreak of war, the declaration 
of independence, the stubborn conflict to gain it, its final achievement, 
and the conspicuous part John Hancock took in the decisive events of 
that stormy time. 

Patriotism is often conceived to be chiefly concerned with war. 
It is thought by many that the best patriot is the one most ready to 
fight for his country right or wrong, or most valiant on the battle 
field. No idea could be more erroneous, and it is gratifying to find 
that the subject of this sketch, although his volumes are largely 
devoted to accounts of militant lives and deeds, regarded patriotism 
as a ver}^ inclusive virtue. In the opening chapter of " Beneath Old 
Roof-trees " he says : "Good citizenship is patriotism in action. It 
is not necessary that one should face the bullets of the enemy on the 
field of battle in order to evince true patriotism. He who loves his 
home, his native to"wn, and his countiy, and is ready to make sacri- 
fices for their honor and welt\vre, is the good citizen. In him the 
germ of patriotism is well developed." These words express the 
idea that good citizt^nship, however manifested, is true patriotism. 
But that idea was better expressed in the life of him wiio penned 
them ; for, as already shown, it was a life habiraally devoted to the 
public good. 

Mr. Brown was a zealous antiquarian as well as good citizen and 
enthusiastic patriot, and as the citizen and the j'atriot were Ijlended 
in him to a remarkable degree, so were the patriot and the auti- 

48 Abmm English Brown [Jan. 

quariau. He had uo great interest in the antiquities of Greece and 
Kome, but very great interest in the antiquities of Massachusetts, 
and especially in that part of Massachusetts in which the Revolution 
began, and in the time in which it occurred. He was interested in 
all old burial places, but in those that contained the ashes of Kevo- 
lutionary heroes he was as deeply interested as Champollion was in 
the monuments of Egypt, or Layard in the ruins of Xineveh and 
Babylon. He was interested in old houses, and described -vnth 
ardent love the old Barrett house in Concord, the old Fitch house 
in Bedford, the old AVard house in Shrewsbury, the old Pao-e house 
in Danvers, the old Warner honse in Portsmouth, and many others. 
Every part of an old house had its attractions for him, but chiefly 
the old garrer, and if in the old garret he found an old chest in 
■which was an old document that threw light on the life of a soldier 
of 1775, his joy was unbounded. He took delight in old, clocks 
which had ticked in Revolutionary days. Old meeting-houses in 
Boston, Hingham, Xewburyport, Salisbury, Sandown and other 
places he reverently visited and described. Old ministers who had 
served a single parish fifty years or more, like Rev. Edmund Dowse 
of Sherborn, Rev. Edward T. Blodgett of Greenwich, and Rev. 
Charles Babbidge of Pepperell, were honored by him with faithful 
sketches of their lives and parishes. Nonogenarians and centena- 
rians, no matter how humble their stations, and though they lived a 
hundred miles away, were almost sure to have their long earthly 
careers fully set forth in a daily newspaper. It is easy to imagine 
that his sleep was sweet and his dreams pleasant the night after a 
etone was set up in the Shawsheen Cemetery in memory of a worthy 
public servant who died in 1742, and whose grave is imknown : 
Samuel Fitch, the first town clerk and one of the first selectmen of 

Mr. Bro^vn's best book from a literary point of view, the widest 
in its scope and perhaps the most readable and instructive, is " Fan- 
euil Hall and FaneuQ flail ^Market." It was published in 1901, and 
shows a marketl improvement in conception and style over " Legends 
of Old Bedford,"' published ten years before — a fact much to the 
credit of a man well along in middle life. Beginning -idth a brief 
but lucid account of the persecution of the Huguenots in France in 
the last half of the seventeenth century, it follows a company of 
them to Xew England where they first settled in O.xford, Mass., and 
after a few years, in Boston. The later arrival from France of the 
Faneuil family, and the extensive and successful commercial business 
of Andrew Faneuil, his spacious mansion and beautiful garden of 
seven acres on Trcmont Street, opposite King's Chapel burial ground, 
are adequately portrayed. The life of Peter Faneuil, nephew of 
Andrew, heii- to his estate and his successor in busmess, is dwelt on 
at length. His magnificent gift to the town of Boston of a much- 
needed market with a commodious hall above it, first occupied in 


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174i', the destruction of the building by fire in 1761, the rebuilding 
of it in the two folio wing rears, the great enlargement of ir in l-'!'0o, 
on plans submitted hy that famous architect, Chrades Buliincb. and 
the great expenditure upon it of money and skill in 180S to render 
it fire proof, are described in a way which leaves notliing more of 
importance to be said. The extensive annex opened in 182G, fre- 
quently called the Quincy market, is noticed at length, and so are 
the rules by which the niarketmen are governed, and the extent of 
the business whicli has been done by them at different periods. An 
account of the important meetings held in Faneuil Hall in the cours<; 
of its lonsr existence is given. The privileges in the building ac- 
corded to the Ancient and Honorable ArtiUciy are mentioned, 
and a succinct history of tliat company, nearly as old as Boston 
itself, is related. In short, it may be said that starting with an 
accotmt of a bloody religious persecution in France, more than two 
hundred years ago, and ending with an account of the cold storage 
of meat and produce in the year 1900 — an anti-climax which the 
author could not well avoid — it ranges through a wide and highly 
interesting variety of subjects. 

Betrreen the years I6i*2 and 1903, Mr. Brown contributed a good 
ntmiber of excellent articles to the i\^w Enghnid Magazine. 
Amon^ these may be mentioned "Governor Winthrop's Farm,"* a 
tract of land which included a large part of what is now the town of 
Bedford : " Oliver Ilolden, Composer of Coronation," which por- 
trays in an attractive manner the life of a prominent musician and 
influeniial citizen of Charlestown in the early part of the nineteenth 
century ; '' The Ups and Downs of Christmas in Xew England," in 
which the views entertained here at different times in regani to this 
Christian festival are related in an edifying way ; and " Beacon HUl," 
which gives a full account of the changes that famous eminence has 
undergone and the sightly objects which have rested upon it from 
the time a beacon was first placed there, in 1634, to that when the 
enlargement and renewal of the State House was completed in 1898. 
He gave a great amount of study to the existence of slavery in Xew 
England for two centuries from the first settlement here by white 
men, diligently searching old newspapers for advertisements of ftigi- 
tive slaves and slaves for s;de, and old records for evidence that they 
were owned here in Colcnid days by most men of wealth aii'l kept 
in most iau;ilies by the bener class. He loved poetry and wrote 
pleasing verses, yet had a more decided talent for de;ding with ma- 
terial atiairs. His articles on " The History of Xew England Man- 
ufactures."- which appeared a few years ago in the Bo-fon DaiJy 
Globe, anbrd evidence of a thorough study of the immense develop- 
ment of more than a dozen prominent industries in this section of the 
coimtiy ^ince the beginning of the eighteenth cenniry. In these 
articles vre nnd carefully prepared accounts of the remarkable pri>- 
gress miie in the manufactm-e of hats, clocks, paper, gla.-s. ropes, 
bricks, n^atc'ues, nail?, stoves, caniages, buttons, gloves. b.::i and 

50 Ahram English Brown [Jan. 

shoes, and cotton, woolen, and rubber goods. ^ATij these interest- 
ing and instructive articles were not collected into a volume it is 
difficult for one not well versed in the ways of authors and the 
motives of publishers to understand. 

There are those who by the diligent use of their powers and oppor- 
tunities do much for themselves. They become rich, learned, or re- 
nowned, and have the satisfaction which comes from rising in the 
world and gaining the admiration of many of then- fellow men. 
There are also those who by the diligent use of their powers and 
opportunities do much for others. They greatly help the Church, 
the State, or some worthy cause which their sense of duty or natural 
inclinations prompt them to labor for with untiring zeal. Abram 
English Brown not only did much for himself but much for others ; 
starting with a good memory, laudable ambition, unwearying energy, 
and an industry wiiich made the most of the passing hours, he acquired 
a large stock of knowledge, a good measure of literary taste, and a 
reputation as an author and a man which many having greater oppor- 
tunities in early life fail to gain. What he did for others by his 
writings, public services, and personal kindnesses, though not easily 
estimated, certainly was much. IMiile he was yet in his early teens 
a distant relative offered to take this promising boy and give him a 
liberal education, but the headaches to which he was then subject, and 
the reluctance of his father to have him leave home, prevented the ac- 
ceptance of this generous offer. In after life j\Ir. BrowTi regretted 
that this offer was declined by his parents, and imagined that he 
would have accomplished far more if the advantages of a liberal 
education had been his. Undoubtedly liis early life would have been 
more congenial to him, his outlook larger, his vision of the vast 
realm of knowledge clearer, had he gone through college and, after 
further preparation, entered one of the learned professions. He 
probably would have become a more prominent man, and perhaps 
would have accomplished more for himself and more for the world 
had this course been pursued. But it is by no means sure. By 
living a long wTiile on another's beneficence he might have missed 
that sense of independence, constant ambition, and strength of char- 
acter which are gained by surmounting obstacles in one's early years ; 
and it is certain that had he been a hard working professional man, 
anxious to make his profession the most helpful to himself and to 
those he \^-as called to serve, he would have been unable to write a 
creditable town history, to trace with watchful care the " footprints 
of patriots," to pursue antiquarian researches with ardent zeal, and 
to attend to the multitude of widely different details which absorbed 
so much of his time and which have given and continue to give so 
much pleasure and help to many souls. It is sm-e that he accom- 
plished much for himself and for many beside. It is not sure that 
with a thorough education in early life, at no pecuniaiy cost to him- 
self, he would- have accomplished more. 

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Transcrib-ed bv Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated bv the Committee on 
English Research* 

[Continaed from toI. 63, pa^e 363] 

The Willt of Robert Rat of D^nston, 29 Mar. 14S0. My body to be 
buried in the church of St. Nicholas of Uenston. To the high altar of the 
said church. To my wife. To son .John Ray the elder my messuage in 
Wckhambrok. To son John Ray the younger £-50. ^ly two sons ex- 
ecutors. Xo witnesses. Proved 20 Mav 1482. (Archdeaconry of Sud- 
bury (Bnry St. Edmunds), bk. 3, f. 275.) 

The Willf of Margkr Ray, widow, 2 Feb. 1482. ^ly body to be 
buried in Denston. To the ahar of the church of Denston. To daughter 
Johan. To sons John the elder and John the younger. Son John the 
elder made residuary legatee and executor. No w itnesses. Proved 20 Jan. 
1584—5 bv the executor namei in the will. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury 
(Bury St.' Edmunds), bk. 3, f. 351.) 

The Will of John Rate of Denston, 6 June 150-3. My body to be 
bmied within the church of St. Nicholas of Denston. To the high altar in 
the same church. To the high altars of the churches of Depden, Lyten, 
Owsden, and Hunden. To Mr. .\b}^I, priest, for singing for my soul for 
two years in the church of Denston. 18 marks. To my brother his son 
Bob Reye [ ] in the hands of [ ] of Newhin. Coimty Bedforth, 

for a trentai of Saint Gregory for my soul to be sung. To wife Elisabeth 
10 marks, ten kine, six sheep, and the housements and utensils to my house 
pertaining. To sons John and Thomas my tenement in Stradyshyll called 
petytes tenement, with all lands and appurtenances, and my tenements that 
I have in Clare, etc., my son Thomas to have his choice which lands he 
will have and the other part to son John ; crops in Newmarket to be equally 
divided between them. To son Thomas lands l.^Tng in the fields of New- 
market and all the remainder of ianda lying in Stradishull, Wickhambrook, 
and C'owlinge, if so be that my son John be content to have my tenement 
in Denston with all thereto belonging, after the decease of his mother. 
Each son to be the others heir if either die before they be married and 
have lawful issue. The residue of all goods to my executors to disburse 
in works of charity my soul to sf«?ed. Executors, my wife and sons John 
and Thomas. Witnesses: Sir John Dow, sen., mast' of the colon' of 
Denston, and William Henwade. Proved 16 July 1503 by the executors 
named. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), bk. 4, f. 54.) 

The WQl of EwzEBETH Rat. 22 Jan. 1521. My body to be buried in 
the church of St. Nicholas of Denston. Bequests to the same church. To 
the church of Norwiche. To a priest to sing for me 1 am bound to pay for 
half a year 4 marks. To Roben Ray, John Ray. Elizabeth Ray, and 
Anne Ray, to each, sheep, silver, and household gooiU. Gifts of sheep to 
the children of my daughter Kateryn .Sparow ; to the children of Anne 

• The Committee on English Resesrch desires to state that, although the Society 
has CO official representative in England, the Committee is employing Miss French as 
» record searcher there along special lines for ihe benetit of the Eegistek. 

t Translated from the Latin. 

52 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

"Westerp, my godchildren ; to the children of daughter Agnes Smyth, my 
g.:^children John and George, and to her other children. Residue of all 
gcods unbequeathe^i to sod John, whom I make my executor. No wit- 
nesses. Probated 7 Feb. 1521 by the executor named in the will. (Arch- 
deaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), bk. 9, f. 112.) 

The Will of John Rat of Deniriston in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, the elder, yeoman, 28 May 1539. My body to be 
buried in the parish church of Deneriston. To the high altar. For a cross 
£6. To the high altars of the churches of Wycklim, SUnffyld, Oweston, 
Ashley, Silverley, and Poselyngford. A priest to be paid to sing and pray 
for the souls of mys<-lf, my wife, my father, my mother, my friends and all 
Christian souls, for two years. Wife Annes to have the occupation of my 
mease for life, with appurtenances and other parcels of land, six beasts, one 
hcmdred sheep, half my household stuff and half the shop ; also my house 
called Stewards and ground thereto belonging for life. My sons Robert, 
John, and George I&y to pay her yearly each 33s. 4d. To daughter 
Elizabeth £6 13s. 4d. To daughter Anne £20. To daughter Alice £40. 
To John Ray, son of Robert Ray, 20s. To every of the rest of son 
Robert's children, that is Richard, Elizabeth, and Thomas, 6s. 8d. To 
godsons James Colley, Leonye Smyth, and George Smyth the younger ; 
to Anne Tumor, Margaret Ray, Anne Hegeman, Elizabeth Brasye ; to 
John, Robert, and George, my sister Westhrowpes children ; and to Anne 
Sparow, a silver spoon apiece. To the said John Westhrope and to godson 
John Teere 6s. 8d. To Westrowpe, son of John Westrowpe, and to every 
of my brother Sparowe's children, sheep. The residue of all goods move- 
able and immoveable unbequeathed, to be equally divided between my sons | 
Eot«ert, John, and George Ray, whom I make executors. Witnesses : ,| 
Roger Strutt and John Cutter. Proved 22 Nov. 1539 by George. Ray, [ 
one" of the executors named in the will, with power reserved to the other J 
execntors named. (P. C. C, Dyngeley, 33.) '< 

The Will of Agnks Rete, widowe, dweUing in the pishe of Denston ' f 

within the eontye of Snff., 19 June 1539. My body to be buried within ' 

the church of Denston. To the cross which my husband gave unto the ' 

church of Denston. To daughters Elizabeth, Anne, and Alice, to each two , i 

kyene and twenty sheep, which my husband gave me, also household goods 
and wheat ; and to Alice my wedding ring. To every one of Robte Reye's . ': 

children, WUlm Crecherwod's children, Roger Strutt's children, and to ■ 

gods-m WUlm Cutt«r, Thomas Cowp, John Payne and John Larnerd, four 
sheep apiece. To Robte Reye my part of the shop which his father gave 
me. To Margaret Spaldinge and Joane Lichefelde a matress and pair of 
sheet-i apiece. To Sr. Thomas Home, parish priest of Denston, Gs. 8d. to 
pray for me. All jewelry to be parted among you all. To Robte Reye, 
John Keye, and'George Reye all the crop upon the ground with all other 
moveables, and I make them my executors. Witnesses : Sr. Thomas 
Horn*'. John Cutter, John Payne, and Thomas Cowper. Proved at Wick- 
hambrooke 16 [month omitted] 1540. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury 
St. Edmunds), Longe, f. 274.) 

The Will of Thomas Rate of StradshuU in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocei* of Norwich,, 11 Feb. 1549. To be buried in the parish 
church of StradshuU. To wife Elfzabeth Raye £4 a year, all moveable 
goods, and certain rooms in my house. To my daughter's son, Thomas 


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Brasev of Cambridge, a piece of ground called Sowhers, a croft called 
Haccliis Growtfe, a croft called Cott croft, and if lie decease without i^!^e 
then to Richard Brassey, and if he decease without issue then to Christopher 
Brasey. To daughter Aanes Atk}-nne5 in Cambridge a free tenement 
called law&sells or bochers, a croft called eight acre, a copy croft called 
brege, and two pieces of copy meadow, at her death to go to her son 
Thomas. To Thomas Smaythe the yonger of Asshelaye a free tenement 
called Cachys and one jxisture called Marshe croft lying in Volpett fild. a 
croft called Scbordn:. and a meaii called Stevey meadow. If the said 
Thomas enjoy his father's land, then said tenement to John Smythe. To 
"Wyllm Hegeman of Hawkeden £10, he to pay it to his son John Hedge- 
man at the age of twenty ; if he die before that age, then to WUlm liegeman 
at twenty, and if he die before that age, to George Hegeman at twenty. To 
Richard, Christopher, ElyzaTjeth, Katheryne. Slary, and Margaret Brasey, 
John Smj-the of Asshelaye, Elyzabethe and Mary Smythe, and George, 
Mary, and Sara Hedgeman. 6s. 8d. apiece. To Jlargarett Attkyns '2iH. 
To daughters Elyzabethe Brasse, Annes Attkynson [sic'], Margaret Smythe, 
and Anne Hedgeman, silver spoons and aU the tenements which "WUhn 
Mansschipe hath now in occupation, both free and copy, to be equally 
divided, they to pay my wife's aimuity. I make my executors Richard 
Brassey, Richard Atkeson, Thomas Smythe and WUlm Hedgeman. Wit- 
nesses : WyUm Bregma, Wyllm Manshvpe, Rychard Brassey, Wyllm 
Hedegeman, and Thomas Smythe. Proved at Fomham, 28 Feb. 1552, 
by the executors named. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), 
Wood, ff. 92-95.) 

The Will of Robert Rat of Denardeston in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, th elder, yeoman, 3 Aug. 1550. My body to be buried 
in the parish church of Denardiston. My wife Johan Raye to have six 
cows, £3 Gs. 8d. a year, and during her widowhood one chamber over the 
new parlor. To son John Ray all my houses and lands, both freehold and 
copyhold, lying in the parishes of Denardiston, StraddeshuU, and Wyckhiii- 
brook, except certain houses and lands lying in the' said parishes reserved 
to my son Robert Ray ; that is, my house in the occupation of William 
Ontmer with lands thereto belonging, both freehold and copyhold, a little 
house with a yard in the occupation of Thomas .PanneU, a house and lands 
in the occupation of John Lamer and John Baxster, and batmans crofte 
with two acres of land belonging to the parsonage of Denston lying by 
gybbes crofte, and two acres of the parsonage land of Denardeston lying 
in Straddeshull in a crofte called Sherwoode Crofte. Also to him a house 
and certain lands thereto belonging holden by copy of the Bishop of Illeghe 
[Ely] l^^ng in the parish of .Strethm in the He of Illighe in the County of 
Cambridge, and six shops in Newmarket, to him and his heirs forever, he 
to enttr into all except the copy lands at the age of twenty-one years or 
day of marriage. To son Richard Ray £40 at the age of twenty-one and 
my house named Sluffyld ; and to son Thomas Ray £20 at age of twenty- 
one and mv house named Hoonynans : all my lantls in Assheley, !>ylverley 
and Cheveley to be ecjually divided between them, at age of twenty-one or 
day of marriage, son John to pay them 20s. a vi-ar for pasturage for two 
hundred sheep. If any of my four sons die without issue, reversion to the 
survivors, equally divided. To daughter Elizabeth £00 and four cows, 
one hall at day of marriage, the residue in one year following. To each 
of my sons one hundred sheep and six cattle. To Johan Manshippe, Johan 

54 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Norwich, Anne Bredgman, Robert Bredgman, and my godchildren Eliza- 
beth Korwiche, Richard Norwiche, and Thomas Smythe, a bullock apiece. 
To godson Robert Howell, 20s. To son Robert Ray at the age of twenty- 
one £20. The residue of go«ls, cattle, implements, stuff of household and 
debts due to me, to son John, whom I make executor. Witnesses : Thomas 
Lancaster, Thomas Smythe, John Ray sen., and Willm Manshyppe. 
Proved 9 Jan. 1560, by the executor named in the will. (P. C. C, 
Buck, 1.) 

The Will of John Rate of Cheveley in the County of Cambridge and 
Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, 29 Dec. 1.558. My body to be buried in the 
chui-ch of Chevelley "at my stoUes ende." To the high altar of the said 
church. Mv wife IMargaret shall have my capital messuage, wherein I now 
dwell, in Cheveley forHte, except one tenement wherein \Villm Maret now 
dwelleth and one parcel of land called barne crofte with their appurtenances 
which I give to Willm Sibley the elder and John Wymarke, churchwardens 
of the parish church of Cheveley, their heirs, assigns and successors, in 
trust, the profits of the same to be given yearly to the poor of the said 
town forever. To wife Margaret all household stuff ; and after her deatii 
my said messuage where I now dwell, called Chevelers, to Richard Raye 
his heirs and assigns, upon condition that he pay to my executors £320. 
If he refuse to pay, my executors to sell said property, pay my debts and 
legacies and employ the overplus to establish a free school in Cheveley, to 
continue forever.* All my lands and tenements, freehold and copyhold in 
Stradishull and Wykambrooke, except hereafter excepted, to Willm Ray 
and his male heirs and, lacking such, to the children of brother Robarte 
Raye, that is John, Richarde, Thomas, and Robarte Raye, and their heirs 
forever. To said John Ray my croft called marshcrofte and land in Stad- 
dishull filde. To each of tlie same John Raye's children, to each of brother 
Grocheroods [jtic] and brother Cuttras [Cutter's] children, to cousin 
Elizabeth Rust, to Katherin my sister Strutt's daughter, and to godson 
Robarte Symon, 20s. apiece. To Alice, wife of John Sibley, 40s. To 
godsons Thomas Spencer and John Smith, and all other godchildren. To 
servants John Wooddes, Thomas Bramston, Roger Bason, and Martyn 
Motte. To the poor of Traddeswell [? Straddishull], Denardeston, AVyke- 
hambrooke, Ashle, Kirtling, Dillon, and Newmarket. To cousin Thomas 
Smith the Elder of _Asshele £4. Residue of all moveable gooiis and chat- 
tels unbequeathed to my executors, whom I make wife Margaret and 
cousin Thomas Smith. Witnesses : John Collett, Williii Sibley the elder, 
WLUiii Clarke, and Robarte Symonds. Proved 23 Oct. 1560 by Margaret, 
relict and executrix named in the will, power being reserved for the other 
executor Thomas Smith. (P. C. C, Mellershe, 50.) 

Sentence. 10 Mar. 1562. That Margaret his wife, in the legacy of her 
estate for lil> in his house of Chiueley, should be restrained of making 
waste or strip, and the rest of the sixteen score pounds that Richard Ray 
should pay for the said messuage of Chiueley, after said Margaret's decease, 
should be employed to a free school in Cheveley. (P. C. C, Chayre, 13.) 

The Will of Geokge Rayk of Long Melford within the County of 
Suffolk, clothmaker, 20 INIar. 1544. My body to be buried in the church 
or churchyard in Melforde. To the high altar 20d. For masses for my soul. 
To wife Elizabeth during her life my capital messuage in Melford wherein 

• This school is still in existence. 


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I n :'W dvrell. called the Bull, with m_v " tenntrie " wherein Scrvren' now 
dwtUeth. and all other my lands, tenements, etc., in Melford, Ackton, and 
Lvi:on, in the counties of Suffolk and Essex, as well freehold as copyhold, 
■whioh I Lately purchased of Christian Chestour. widow, and Robert Chestour 
of Roysten. Esquire, with reversion to son Willfii Raye and his heirs 
forever. Also to wife all my lands, tenements, as well freehold as copyhold, 
in Wickhambroke and Bamardiston, which late were of John Raye, my 
father, until son Willrfi shall oime to the age of twenty-one years, she 
brinzing up my son honestly in learning together with meat, drink, and 
clothes. If my said son die before the age of twenty-one years, the said 
lanfii to ray wife for life, with reversion to my brothers Robert Raye and 
John Raye. equally divided. To son William £40 at the age of twenty- 
one years : if he die before that age then reversion to my wife Elizabeth. 
The residae of all goods, com. c-attle, debts, and all other things, my debts 
paid and my present wdl fulfilled, I give to wife Elizabeth to do there- 
with her own free will and pleasure, and make her my sole executrix. 
Witnesses: John Gavton, pLshe preist, Willtri Mayor, John Cordell, Sy- 
monde Cawston, William Rixe, and others. Proved 19 June 1545, by 
Elizabeth Raye, relict and the executrix named in the will. (P. C. C, 
PvTinyng. 30.) 

The Will of John Rate of Denston, the elder, in the County of Suffolk 
yeoman, 22 Oct. 1594. My body to be buried in the church of Denston 
*• in the He righte before the stoole where 1 do vsuallie sitt and my grand- 
fathers stooe to be layed vppon me." To the reparation of the same church. 
To the parish priest of the same church. To wife Elizabeth £13 yearly 
in consideration of her third in my lands, £12 to be paid out of John Rayes 
land, and out of William Raves and Richard Rayes lands 20s. To son 
George Rave £5 and mv tenement called Abells, and all lands I Iwught of 
Robert Cas^ryt of Chepley, for life with reversion to his heirs male. To 
sons Williim and Richard Raye £5 apie<;e, and to them and their heirs all 
my lands in Wickhmbrooke, called the parsonage lands, in the occupation of 
my son John Raye, all those lands I bought of Charles Parman in Wick- 
hambrooke. and those I bought of Robert Raye, called Batemans croft* and 
Gybges crofte, with two closes of the parsonage land in Denston joining to 
the same close, with an acre of land in Donnefeild abutting upon Harspall, 
late parcha^ed of Robert Raye, and one half my lease of a sheeps course in 
Tklin^rham. To sons Charles. Robert, Thomas, and Frauncys Raye, and 
to daughters Martha Everard, Elizabeth Rust, Mirable, and daughter 
Parker, gins of sheep. To daughter ilargaret £5. To sons Robert and 
Fraimcys £-5 apiece. All the rest of my goods and lands unljequeathed to 
son John. If he die and do_ cot liequeath said lands by will, reversion to 
his s<on Jobja and his heirs male and, lacking such, to Daniel Ray and his 
heirs male. Wife to have room and board so long as she live with son 
John. All household stuff to wife Elizalieth and sons Francys, George, 
William, C"riarles, Richard, and John. To Thijmas Raye and his heirs, 
Neitherley. he to pay to his brother Richard £15. To son William Ray 
land pertaining to the parsonage of Wickhambrrxike with orchard, and so 
through Bar.eman's crofte, and the lands I bought of Charles Parman lying 
in Wickhariibrooke, bought of brother Robert Raye, except such as are 
given to Ri'vhard Ray, viz. land in Wickham lying together with Mysinges 
house, a clo>se in the occupation of Robert Cowper. and a piece in Maretield 
of r;a--soiiai:e land. To Nanne Parkinsonue au'l Richard Butcher lifts of 

56 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

sheep. My eon John to be executor. No witnesses. Proved 13 May 
1595 by John Smith, notary public, " procuratoiis " of John Ray, the 
executor named in the wUI. "(P. C. C, Scott, 36.) 

The WUI of Robert Ray of Wickhambrooke in the Countie of .Suffolk, 
yeomjin, 25 July 1592. To the poor of Wickhambrooke 20s. To son 
Willm Raye and his heirs forever one tenement lying in Wickhambrooke 
in a street called Wickham street, and two pieces of fi-ee land containing 
4 acres belonging thereto, holden by copy of court roll of the JIanor of 
GaynshaU, he to pay to daughters Elizabeth Ray and Judith Ray £30 each 
at their age of twenty-one years [with penalty for failure to pay]. To son 
Charles and his heirs forever all my copyhold lands lying in the parish and 
fields of Wickhambrooke, commonly called the Rowglway, holden by copy 
of court roll of the Manor of GaynshaU, he to pay to my son Ambrose 
Ray £60 at his age of twenty-three years [with penalty for failure to pay]. 
" Item : I give vnto Simon Ray my sonne all those my lands both Free 
hold and Coppiehold of what name or names soever they be, scituate, IjTng 
and beinge in the pish & feilds of Wickhambrooke aforesaid w"^ I latelie 
had by p'chase of Bargaine & Sale of one Charles Worlich late of Cowlinge 
in the said Countie of Suff. gent, deceased to have & to hold all & singuler 
the said Lands . . . vnto Simon Ray my sonne & his heiers forever upon 
this Condition," that he the said Simon my son pay to my two daughters 
Elizabeth Ray and Judith Ray £30 each at their age of twenty-one years 
[the penalty for failure to pay being that the said daughters shall then 
have the property]. To son Thomas Ray and his heirs forever one close 
called Dovehouse Crofte, now Ln the occupation of Jobon Ray, lying in 
"Wickhambrooke. To son Mathew Ray and his heirs forever all the rest 
of my land unbequeathed both free and copy, lying in Wickhambrooke. 
If daughters Elizabeth and Judith die before receiving their portions, 
reversion to sons Thomas, Ambrose and Mathew Ray, equally divided. 
To wife Margerie all my household stuff, implements of household, and 
plate. To eldest son John Ray all my outward goods, cattle, horses, swine, 
crops, and farming implements, he to pay my debts and to pay to sons Thomas, 
Ambrose, and Mathew £40 each at their several ages of twenty-one years, 
and to enter into a bond of £300 for these payments to Richard Ray o£ 
Stragewell, yeoman, Ambrose Bigg of Glemsford, yeoman, and John Ray 
of Denston, yeoman. If son John refuse, then said gift to wife Margery, 
she to pay debts and legacies. Wife sole executrix. [Signed] Robte Raye. 
Witnesses: John Ray, Robte Turner. Proved at Bury St. Edmunds, 
25 Sept. 1598, and commission issued to the executrix named in the will. 
(Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), Whitney, 60.) 

The Will of John Bigg of Clare in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, 
8 July 1579'. To son William, parson of Glemsforde, and to his lawful 
issue, all that my house or houses in which I lately dwelt in Puddle street 
at Glemsford, with all ground, lands, pastures, etc., he to pay to sons 
Lyonell and Henry £10 each at the age of twenty-one and other £10 at 
age of twenty-two. If said son William die without lawful issue, reversion 
to son Jerome. To son Ambrose his heirs and assigns forever the mill 
and mill house called Glemsford mill, with the tenement of Slaughters and 
the appurtenances Oxnall wood, Jerrolds meadow, the meadow late Mother 
Fullers, mell field, mell grene, longe pasture, mell meadowe, and two parcels 
lately adjoining thereto, he to pay to son Jerome £60. To son Lyonell 

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his heirs and assigns my tenement in Puddle street calle<l Bromfild, with 
the croft and appartenanees unto it belonging and two parcels of land in 
Langcrofthill, one lately purchased of John Strutt, the other holden by 
copy of Mr. Alen. To son Henry his heirs and assigns one tenement 
where Agnes Wtite dweUeth. sometime Jakeses, with all the housen and 
ground to it pertaining, and the piece of land in Long land feUde late 
purchased of John Goldinge. and a meadow near St;\u;ted myll called 
Archers meadowe. and a shop in Clare Markett. To daughter Margerye 
Raye £6 13s. 4«i., "one greate sLluer spoone and one little one." To 
daughter Anne Howe £6 13s. 4d. To daughter Mary Bigges £40. To 
son Jerome a bed standing in my mother's chamber. The apparel of my 
late wife to be equally divided between my daughters and my daughter-in- 
law. My household "goo-i^ to be equally divided between my eight children. 
Mentions a legacy of 5 marks apiece received into my hands for the use of 
"William, Ambrose. Margery, and Anne, of Grace Gllberd, executrix of 
Ambrose Gilbeni. decease-d, To the poor of Glemstord iOs. All other 
goods, chattels, and moveables unbequeathed to my executors [sous Am- 
brose and Jerome] towards the pajTnent of my debts, legacies, and funeral 
expenses. [.Signed] John Biggs. Witnesses John Stevenm, Roger Frostes 
marke. Codicil, dated 10 Sept. 1579, disposes of more household goods 
to my children, and all hook :-pgs or jewels of silver or gold to be indiffer- 
ently divided among my eigUL chUilren. Proved 8 Feb. 1579-80 by the 
executors named in the will. (P. C. C, Arundell, 7.) 

The Will of John Bigge thelder of Glemsforth in the County of Suffolk 
and Diocese of Norwich, 24 Jan. 1539. My body to be buried within the 
churchyard of Glemsforth. To the high altar 2s. To elder son John all 
the tenements and lands that were my father's, and one tenement called 
Slawtors with a mill called Glemsforth mylle, a meadow called sloholys 
meadow, and a piece of arrable land lying in fylden fieM, to him and his 
heirs forever, except my parlor famished to wife for life, son John to 
provide all things necessary for her keeping. To son Edward a tenement 
called marks lying at the crosse going into acarman street, land in longlond- 
fild, and also, after his mother's decease, two pieces of pasture called free 
gardyns. To son Raaf my house at the church gate of Glemsforth with 
8 acres of land, which I lately bought of Raaf Heggeman of Glemsforth, 
after his mother's decease. To sons Thomas, John the younger, George, 
and Edmond, £40 each a: the age of twenty-one, each to be the others 
heirs if any die under age. To son Thomas a legacy in recompense of a 
legacy left him bv his"gi>lfather, the parson of Stanstede. To daughter 
Katheryn £10. To William ILirell and Jane his wife my house at the Tye, 
he to pay to my daughter Efcabeth £8. After my wife's death household 
goods to" be divided "among my living children by Thomas Cotton, priest, 
John Dewghtye, Thomas" Strutte, and Thomas Petywai. to whom 10s. 
apiece. I make my executors John my elder son, Edward, and Raaf, to 
whom all residue arid 205. apiece. Witnesses : William Brunkly, Richard 
Erick, and George Nelson. Proved 26 Feb. 1539, by John Bigge and 
Edward Bigge, executors name<l in the will, with power reserved to Rafe 
Bigge the other executor. (P. C. C, Alenger, 3.) 

The Will of William Gtlbert of Clare in the County of Suffolk, 
gentilman, 6 Jun^ 38 Henrv YIII ri546]. My body to be buried in the 
church of Clare bv my father and mother. To wife Margery £100 and all 

58 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

my messuage, lands, and tenements in Clare and Cliildon, both free and 
copy, durLog her widowhood, with reversion to son Ambrose Gilbert and 
his heirs forever, she also to have the profits of the land that I have in 
farm of the life of the quene as part of the demesne of the manor of 
Arbury, except the common pastures and the Castell with the appurtenances. 
All other lands and tenements both free and copy in Suffolk and Essex to 
son Ambrose and his heirs forever. To son Jerome £100. To William 
Gilbert £20.* To Jerome's wife £6 13s. 4d. All my unmarried daughters 
to have £40 apiece at day of marriage. To John Bygge and Agnes his 
wife, my daughter, £10. To every child of my daughters Margaret and 
Agnes that they now have, 5 marks. To every one of my chief weavers, 
and to every spinner of mine and to my servants. To the reparation of 
the church of Clare and of the highways £6 13s. 4d. each. My wife and 
son Ambrose to have the occupation of all the residue [with provision for 
wife's re-marriage]. Supervisors : William Bradbery, Esquier, and [name 
omitled'j Toks, Esquier, and to them 40s. apiece. To Mr. Hiton and mais- 
tres Heton 20s. apiece, and to their servants. To ISIr. George Wal- 
grave and Mr. Richard Nele 13s. 4d. apiece. Son Ambrose sole executor; 
if he die and my wife be unmarried, she to be executrix. Witnesses : 
Edward Braynwode, Scryven, Alice Gmbe, the said Ambrose Gilbert, 
George Walgrave, gentilman, and Richard Nell, gentilman. (P. C. C, 
Coode, 2.) 

The Will of John Rate of Chilton strete in the parish of Clare in the 
County of Suffolk, yeoman, 26 Xov. 1628. To son Clement Raye one 
field or close of land called Eslyfield, lying in Wickhambrook in the County 
of Suffolk, holden by copy of court roll of the manor of Gaynsho and of 
Wickhambrook aforesaid, immediately after the death of my wife Anne 
who hath an estate therein during her life, the said Clement to pay to my 
daughter Judith £10 and to my daughter Martha £30 within half a year 
after the decease of my wife. To wife Anne six sOver spoons, one half of 
my pewter and my linen, and a bed and bedstead fully furnished. All the 
residue of my goods, my debts paid and funeral expenses discharged, I 
give to son Samuell whom I make sole executor. [Signed] John Raye. 
Witnesses : John Raye, Junior, and Thomas Raye. Proved 13 Jan. 1628-9 
at Bury St. Edmunds by the executor named in the wiU. (Archdeaconry 
of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), Mason, ff. 243-4.) 

The Will of Mathew Rate of Wickhambrooke in the County o* 
Suffolk, yeoman, 12 June 1632. To SamueU Raye, the son of John Raye 
my brother late deceased, £10. To Mary Raye, the wife of Daniel Wade, 
to my nephew [sic'] Judeth Raye, and to my nephew [sic] Martha Raye, 
£5 each. To Robert Raj-e and .Samuel Raye, the sons of my brother 
Thomas Raye, £5 apiece. To brother William Raye £5. To brother 
Charles Raye my right and title in my messuage in Stanfield, County 
Suffolk. To my nephew Charles Raye the younger £5. To all the chil- 
dren of Simon Raye, my brother late deceased, £3 apiece. To brother 
Thomas Raye the house" which he now dwelleth in at Mildenhall in the 
County of Suffolk, and my right and title in a messuage in Stoke in Suffolk 
in the use and occupationof one Amyes. To brother Ambrose Ray £30 

•This William Gilbert, son of Jerome, became a famous scientist and writer, and 
was chief physician to James I. His monument in the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Colchester, Essex, bears the following arms: Argent, on a chevrou sable between 
three leopards' heads of the field as many roses or, a crescent for difference. 


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and a messuage with a yard and pasture in Wickhambrooke, late in the 
occupation of Thomas Rowley. To Steven Rave, son of brotlier Ambrose, 
£20, and to all the rest of his children £3 apiece. To my sister Haulkes 
children £3 apiece unto four of them, as my executor shall think good. 
To godchild Thomas Revell 40s. All legacies to be paid to such as have 
attained the age of sixteen years at once, and to those that are under sixteen 
when they attain that age. All residue of household goods, bills, bonds, 
plate, etc., to my brothers Ambrose Raye and John Rave, my nephew, the 
son of John Raye my brother late deceased, whom I do constitute my 
executors. [Signed] The mark of Mathy Raye. Witnesses : John Raye 
and John Bullbrooke. Proved at Bury St. Edmunds 3 July 1033 by the 
executors named in the will. (Consistory of Norwich, Tuck, 208.) 

The Will of Elizabeth Ray of Hundon in the County of Suffolk, 
widow, 31 Dec. 1702. To son Samuel Ray Is. To daughter-in-law 
Martha Ray, widow, 2s. To Elizabeth Ray, daughter of Samuel Ray, a 
cupboard. To Mary Ray, daughter of son Daniel, a featherbed and bed- 
stead furnished. All the rest of my moveable goods and chattels to son 
Daniel, he paying debts, legacies, and funeral expenses. Witnesses : Jane 
How, John Jud, and Robert Potter. Proved 3 Oct. 1706 by Daniel Ray, 
the executor named. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Edmunds), 
Goodwin, 3 : 334.) 

[The foregoing wills of the Ray family of Co. Suffolk, together with those 
printed in the Register for October 1909 (vol. 63, pp. 3-56-358), selected 
from a large number gleaned of the name, give the following ancestry for 
Simon Ray who emigrated to New England about 1 640. and for Bridget 
Ray, first wife of Rev. John Rogers of Dedham, England, and mother of 
Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, Mass. The years of births given below 
are approximate. 

1. Robert^ Rat of Denston, Wickhambrook, etc., bom about 1420, the 

testator of 1480; had wife Margaret, the testatrix of 1482. 
Children : 

2. i. Jonx' the elder, b. abt. 1450. 

li. John the younger ; had son Robert.' 

ill. JOANE. 

2. John' Rat (Robert^) of Denston, Wickhambrook. etc., bom about 

1450, the testator of 1503 ; had wife Elizabeth, the testatrix of 

Children : 

3. i. JOHN,^ b. abt. 1480. 

ii. Thomas of Stradishall, the testator of 1549 ; left issue, 

iii. Agnes, m. John Smith. 

iv. Anne, m. Westropf. 

V. Katherine, m. Sparrow. 

3. John' Rat (John,'^ Robert^) of Denston. etc;, bora about 1480, the 

testator of 1539 ; had wife Agnes, the testatrix of 1539. 

4. i. Robert," b. abt. 1505. 

ii. John of Cheveley, Cambridgeshire- the testator of 1558 ; had wife 

Margaret, but d. without issue. 
Iii. George of Long Melford, the testa: or of 1544 ; had wife Elizabeth. 

Child : William.'' 
iv. Elizabeth, m. abt. 1530, Willi-OI Cp_ichekoi)E. 

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V. Anne, m. Roger Strutt. 
vi. AucE, m. John Cutter. 

Robert* Rat (John^ John,^ Roheri}) of Denston, etc., born about 
1505, the testator of 1550 ; had wife Joane. 

Children : 
i. John* of Denston, b. abt. 1530, the testator of 1594; had wife 

Elizabeth and thirteen children, 
ii. Elizabeth, unm. in 1550. 
5. lii. Richard of Stradishall, b. abt. 1535. 

iv. Thomas. 
3. V. Robert of Wickhambrook, b. abt. 1540. 

Richard^ Rat {Robert* John,'' John,'' RolerO) of Stradishall, bom 

about 1535, the testator of 1609 (Register, vol. 63, p. 356), had 

wife Mart. 

Children, baptized at Stradishall : 

i. JoHN« of Stradishall, bapt. 17 Aug. 1566, testator of 1630 fWaters's 
Gleanings, p. 223, and Register, vol. 63, p. 356) ; d. without issue. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 5 Jan. 1568. 

iii. Thomas, bapt. 7 Mar. 1570. 

iv. Henry, bapt. 7 Jan. 1572. 

V. Richard of Stradishall, bapt. 7 Feb. 1574, the testator of 1632; 
had issue, among others, John,'' probably the testator of 1657 (for 
these two wills see Register, vol. 63, pp. 356-7). 

vi. Bridget, bapt. 6 Jan. 1576 ; m. abt. 1595, Rev. John Rogers, " the 
famous preacher of Dedham," Eng., being his first wife. Chil- 
dren: John, eldest son. Rev. Nathaniel of Ipswich, Mass., second 
son, b. abt. 1598, Samuel, Daniel, Bridget, Abigail, and Martha. 

(It seems clear that this Bridget Ray was the daughter who 
married Rev. John Rogers, as from the births of this family it 
appears that any daughter bom earlier than John Ray in 1566 
would have been too old, and any daughter born later than Abraham 
Ray in 1580 would have been too young to be the wife of Rev. 
John Rogers. At the time of his marriage Rogers was rector of 
HaverhUl, but six miles from Stradishall.) 

vii. Ambrose, bapt. 9 Aug. 1578 ; d. before 1609, leaving son John.'' 

viii. Abraham, bapt. 4 Dec. 1580. 

ix. A daughter, m. Rev. John Benton. 

X. Samuel, bapt. 17 Dec. 1586. 

Robert^ Rat {Robert,* John,^ John? Robert^) of Wickhambrook, 
born about 1540, the testator of 1592 ; married Margert Bigg, 
daughter of John of Clare, the testator of 1579 (by Agnes his wife, 
the daughter of William Gilbert of Clare, the testator of 1546), and 
granddaughter of John Bigg of Glemsford, the testator of 1539. 

Children : 
i. John' of Clare and of Wickhambrook, b. abt. 1565, the testator 

of 1628 ; had wife An>-, and left issue, 
ii. William of Stradishall, living 1632 ; m. abt. 1595, Joanb Rownlng, 
dau. of Thomas and Alice of Hunden. (See their wills m Regis- 
ter, vol. 63, pp. 358-9.) 
iii. Charles, living in 1632; had issue. 
7. iv. Simon, b. abt. 1575 ; of Cowling and Hunden. 

V. Thomas of Wickhambrook and Mildenhall ; living in 1632 ; had 

vi. Ambrose of Wickhambrook ; had issue. 

vii. Matthew of Wickhambrook, the testator of 1632 ; d. without issue. 

viii. Elizabeth. 

ix. Judith. 


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Simon' Rat {Eobert,^ Robert* John,' JoAn,^ Robert^) of Hunden and 
Cowling, born about 1575, the testator of 1626 (Registeb, vol. 63, 
p. 357) ; had wife Sarah. 

Children, baptized at Cowlinge : 

i. AxNE,' bapt. 12 Jan. 1604 ; probably m. Cowu>-ge. 

ii. Judith, bapt. i Mar. 1606; m. Mark Bales. 
iii. Mary, bapt. 22 Aug. 1608 ; m. Richard Neave. 
It. Soion, bapt. 6 Nov. 1610; m. abt. 1632, Mary Rowxing, dau. of 
John of Hunden, testator of 1639 ; they emigrated, with children 
Simon and Mary^ about 1640, to New England, where descendants 
remain (Register, vol. 63, pp. 359-60). 
V. Philemon of Clare, bapt. 9 Dec. 1612, the testator of 1679 (Reg- 
ister, vol. 63, p. 353) ; m. Elizabeth, the testatrix of 1702, and 
had issue. 
vl. Robert, bapt. 21 Sept. 1614; probablv d. young, 
vii. John, bapt. 25 Mar. 1617; living in 1637. 

viii. Richard of Hunden. bapt. 14 Feb. 1619; the testator of 1637 (Reg- 
ister, vol. 63, p. 357) ; d. without issae. 
is. Dennis (a daughter), bapt. 12 Feb. 1622. 
s. Margaret, bapt. 3 June 1624. 

E. F.] 
[To be continued] 


By Mart Ellen Bakeh, B.A. 

This bibliography of lists of New England eoldiers who have 
served in the regular and volunteer armies and navies of the United 
States, whether colonial or constitutional, is preceded by a biblio- 
graphy of lists not confined to any one group of states. 

General lists are arranged under " United States " or the indi- 
ridual state by wars, while definitely local matter is arranged under 
its state in one alphabet of county and town. 

This bibliography is limited to printed books and pamphlets cata- 
logued in the New York state library and, with one e.xception, to 
the English language, this exception being a list of French soldiers 
who served during the Revolution, first published in France but later 
issued as a U. S. document. 

Almanacs have been omitted, so also directories and gazetteers, 
except such as in this library have been classified with local history. 
Year books and proceedings or reports of patriotic societies have 
been omitted, since they offer little new material in their annual lists 
of officers and members, but all special publications have been ex- 
amined carefully. 

A few periodicals known to contain lists have been noted, but no 
attempt haa been made to collect all such titles or to analyze them. 

• iabmit;«d for graduation at the New Yorl; State Library School, Class of 1908. 

62 Lists of New England Soldiers [Jan. 

As a rule records containing other than items of military history 
have been held to be in the class of collective biography and hence 
are omitted. 

Wherever possible the exact paging of the list quoted has been 
given, but frequently the inclusive paging means that various short 
lists are contained therein. 

973 American historical register. 

qAmSl Contains lists. Not analyzed. 

353.6 Association of acting assistant snrgeons of the U. S. army. 

As7 Eecords...l891, ed. by W. T. Parker. Salem, 1891. officers 

and members, p. 1 — 3. List of acting assistant surgeons not member* but known 
to have acted, p. 144 — 5. 

353.7 Bennett, F. M. [The] steam navy of the U. S....Pittsburg. Pa., 

B43 1896. Names of all members of the engineer corps, regnlar navy, fince it» 

establishment, giving dates of entry and promoUon, and manner of leaving ser- 
vice. Apx. A,47p. 

353.7 Callahan, E : W : ed. List of officers of the navy of the U. S. 

C13 and of the marine corps from 1775 — 1900, comprising a com- 

plete register of all present and former commissioned, warranted, 
and appointed officers of and...marine corps regular 
and volunteer. N.Y., 1901. 

353.6 Carter. W : H. From Yorktown to Santiago with the 6th U. S. 
C24 cavalry. Bait., 1900. Eosterof officers, p. 311—17. 

973 CoIInm, R: S. History of the U. S. marine corps. Phil., 

C69 1890. Eegisterof officers, 1798-1891, p. 270-84. 

973 ...ed. by M. A. Aldrich. Bost, 1875. List for 1793— 

C691 1875, p. 228— 49. 

353.7 Collnm, R : S. History of the U. S. marme corps. N. T., 1903. 

C69 Officers of tbe Q. S. marine corps, 1798-1903. p. 430-49. 

353.6 Force, Peter ed. Register of the army and navy of the U. S. 

F74 No. 1, 1830. Wash., 1830. contains various lists. ' 

923.57 Gardner, C:K. comp. Dictionary of all the army 
G17 of the U. S. since...l789 — 1853...including...distinguished officers 

of the volunteers and militia... navy and marine corps... N. Y., 

923.57 ed. 2. 1860. 


353.6 Gordon, W: A. comp. Compilation of the registers of the army 
G65 of the U. S. from 1815— 1837...appended a list of officers on 

whom brevets were conferred...during the war with Great Bri- 
tain. Wash., 1837. 
923.67 Hammerslcy, T: H.'S. comp. Complete army and navy regis- 
H174 ter of the U. S...1776— 1887...contauiing the names" of \all 

officers. ..from the revolutionary war to.. .1887... N. Y., 1888. 

Includes reprints of his complete regular array register and General register of 
the U. S. navy. 

923.57 Hammersley, T: H. S. ed. Complete regular army register of 
H173 the U. S... 1779— 1879. ..with the volunteer generalstaff during 

the war with Mexico. ..[and] all appointments by the president in 
the volunteer service during the rebellion... Wash.. 1880. 



















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nammersley, T : H. S, ed. General register of the U. S. navy 
and marine corps.. .1782— 1882... Wash., 1882. 

HaskiDt W : Li comp. History of the 1st regiment of artUlery 
from...l821 to...l876... Portland, Me., 1879. Field and staff from 

l_8;i— )6?6 and roster IS^l— 1S79, p. 691—645. 
Heitmail) V, Bi comp. Historical register and dictionary of 

the U. S. army from its organization Sept. 29, 1789, to March 

2, 1903... Wash., 1903. 
to Sept. 29, 1889. Wash., 1890. 

Register of the officers of the army 
rash., 1835—36. 

Homans, Benjamin, pub. 

of the U.S...1830— 36. 
UomanS, BeDJaniin. comp. Register of the officers of the 

armv of the U. S.. including the cadets at... West Point, cor-— 44. [No. 1]— 2. Wash., 1843—44. 
In^ersoll, L. D. History of the war department of the U. S., 

with biographical sketches of the secretaries. Wash., 1879. 

Rosters of nevemJ of the ^ta8■ departments, p. 589—93. 

niarsball, E : C. History of the U. S. naval academy...N. T., 
1862. Officers of the navy to whom thanks, medals, and swords have beea 
voted by congress, p. 14*"' — 55. 

Mechlin, [A. H.] and Winder, [C : 11.] comp. General regis- 
ter of the navy and marine corps of the U. S... containing the 
names of the officers. ..who have entered the service since... 
1798... Wash., 1848. List, p. 1-200. 

Powell, W : H. History of the.. .4th regiment of infantry, U. 
S. A., from May 30, 1796, to Dec. 31, 1870... Wash., 1871. 

Index to names of offictrs, p. Jll— 15. 

Powell, -W : H. comp. List of officers of the army of the U. S. 
from 1779 — 1900.. all appointments by the president... in the 
volunteer servic* durjjig the civil war, and. ..volunteer officers 
in the service of the U. S. June 1, 1900. iS'. Y., 1900. 

Powell, W : H. Powell's records of^i^ing officers of the U. S. 

army. Phil., 1890. List of officers in order of retirement, p. 66.3— 9. 

Rodenbongh, T. F. From everglade to canon with the 2d 
dragoons... N. T., 1876. Regimental staff officers, p. 490. Certificates 
of Uierit, p. 49S-9. 

r. S. — Cavalry — 1st regiment. Field staff and officers...from 

March 4, 1883 to June 1, 1900. Fort Meade, S. D., 1900. 
r. S, — \avy, Deparimcut of the. Registers of the officers of 

the navy, inclu'iing...the marine corps... 1815 — date. Wash., 

1815 — date. 
r. S. — President. Message to the two Houses of congress... 

1848... Wash.. 1848. (U. S.— House. 30th cong. 2d sess. 

Ex. doc. No. 1.) Alphabetical list of invalid navy pensioners, complete to 
Xov. 17, 1648, p. 946— f^. 

C. S. — Record and pension office. List of pensioners on the 

rolls Jan. 1, 18>3... 5v. Wash., 1883. 
U. S.— Record and pi'n-ion office. Report from the secretary 

of relation to the pension establishment of the U. S. 3v. 

in 6. Wash., l■■^35. Pension roils by etates. 

64 Lists of y^ew England Soldiers [Jan. 

353.6 U.S. — War, Department of. Medals of honor issued by the war 

qUnSl department up to and mcludiug Oct. 31, 1897... Wash., 1897. 

353.6 U. S.— War, Department of. Official army register, 1813— date. 

Un3 Wash., 1813— ilate. 

351.2 United States kalendar and army and navy register for 1813 

Un32 ...N. Y., 1813. LIs^s of officerB of the navy and the marine corps, of officers 

and men of the army, p. 35— 8S. 

929.2 Calkins, W : ff . comp. Calkins memorial military roster. 

C127 Chic. [1903.] index classified by states, p. 201-4. 

973.26 Ford, W. C. comp. British officers serving in America, 1754 — 
qF75 1774, comp. from the "army lists." Bost., 1894. 

973.26 Society of colonial wars — New York state society. Account of 
qSOl the battle of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755... N. Y,., 1897. 

List of kUled and wounded, p. U-13. 


973.3 American monthly magazine. Began in 1901, y. 18, a department called 
ATn3 Kevolutionary records, wftiich includes partial lists taken from old diaries, grare 
■^^ yard records, etc. Not analyzed. 

353.6 Birkhimer, W : E. Historical sketch of the organization, ad- 
B53 ministration, materiel, and tactics of the artillery, U. S. army. 

Wash., 1884. Lists of officers of various revolutionary regiments and bat- 
talions, p. 331— 53. 

973.38 Burton, Jonathan. Diary and orderly book, while in service... 

B95 Dec. 10, 1775 — Jan. 26, 1776, the Canada expedition 

...Aug. 1, 1776— Nov. 29, 1776. Concord, N. H., 1885. EoU 

of Taylor's company, p. 3 — 4. Koll of Barrows's company, p. 26. 

973.38 Farnsworth, Amo^. Diary kept. ..during part of the revolu- 
F23 tionary war, Apr. 1775 — May 1779. Cambridge, 1898. Muster 

rolls of Cant. Farweil's company of minute men in Col. rrescott's regiment, 
Apr. 19, and Aug. 1, 1775, p. 3.J— 6. 

973.371 Fernald, II : W. Old Mill prison. [Providence, 1900.] Namet 

F39 of a few prisoners, p. 3. 

973.37 Ford, W. G. ed. Prisoners of war, British and American, 
F75 1778. Phil., 1893. 

973.347 France — Affaires etraugeres, Ministere des. ...[Les] combafc- 
qF841 tants fran5ais de la giiierre am^ricaine, 1778 — 1783... Wash., 

973.344 Godfrey, C. E. Commander-in-chief s guard, revolutionary war... 

G54 Wash., 1904. Roster of the infantry and cavalry guard, p. 105—11. A 

second part includes much fc'iography. 

973.38 Haskell, C. [i\.] Diain-. May 5, 1775— May 30, 1776, a revolu- 
H27 tionary soldier's record before Boston and with Arnold's Quebec 

expedition... Newburrport, 1881. Rolls of Capt. Lunt's company in 
the 17th regiment of Col. Liiilf , p. 21—2. 

923.57 Heitman, F. B. comp. Historical register of the officers of the 
H36 continental army durimg the war of the revolution... Wash., 

973.3316 Henry, J : J. Account of Arnold's campaign against Quebec in 
H39 the autumn of 1775. Albany, 1777. EoU of Capt. Matthew Smith's 

company, p. 183—90. 


Ijists of JS^eic England Soldiers 


20— Sept. 26, 1775. 

i regimcDts, p. 1—13. Rant of regiments of 

r.Eies, P.M. , 

>f the revolution... Bost., 1847. 

E high seas and carried to Plymouth, Eng., 

973.33 Oenshaw, f ol. W : Orderly book...Apr 

H33 Best.. 1877. Offieersofvarioai regiments, p. 

foot in the service of the united i 

973.371 Herbert, Charles. Relic 

U4]^ American prisoners captured on 

during ttie rerolution. p. :M3 — 5/. 

973.3357 [Hough, F. B.] ed. anon. Siege of Savannah by the com- 
H81 bined American and French forces.. .1779. Albany, 1866. 

Officers of the American forces, killed and wounded in the action, p."n6— 7. 

973.38 Johnson, Joseph. Tratlitionj and reminiicence*, chiefly of the 
J62 American revolution in the south... Charleston, S. C., 1851. 

Prisoners sent to St. A^gn^tine, p. -317—18. Chiefly civilians. 

973.3324 Johnston, H: P. Battle of Harlem Heights, Sept. 16, 1776... 

J64 N. Y., 18.^7. Officers of Knowlton's " Rangers," 1776, p. 189— 90. Prison- 

CT8 taken at Ft. Washington, Nov. 16, 1776, p. 190-2. Partial list of casual- 

973.3354 Johnston, H: P. Storming of Stony Point... X. Y., 1900. 

J64 Wayne's Lifht infantry corps, 1779, partial organization, p. 215—17. 

973.3375 Johnston, H : P. Yorktown campaign and the surrender of Com- 


N. Y., 1881. 

Organization of the allied army at the 


973.38 Lincoln, Rufas. J. M. Lincoln. 

qL63 bridge, Mass-,] 1904. Prisoners on Long island, Aug. 15, 1778, p. 29— 40. 

977.6 Minnesota historical society. Collections, 1850— date, vol. 1— 

M66 date. St. Paul, 1860 date. Reprint of letter from the U. S. Secretary 

of war, communicating a transcript of the pension list, 1813, vol. 6, p. 505—39. 

973.3372 Nyers, T. B. ed. Cowpens papers, being correspondence of 
M99 Gen. Morgan and the prominent actors. Charleston, S. C, 

1881. Commissioned officers in the action of Jan. 17, 17S1, p. 27. 

IVorth Carolina — General Assembly. Colonial records. ..ed. by 
W: L.Saunders. Vols. 1—26. Kaleigh, 1886— 1906. officers 

who were prisoners of war, I7fc2, vol. 16, p. b71— 4. 
Panllin, C : 0. Navy of the American revolution... Cleveland, 
1906. Commissioned officers who served in the navy and marine corps of the 
U. S. daring the American revolution, p. 506 — 15. 

Kay, Alexander comp. Otficers of the continental army who 
sened to the end of die war and acquired the right to com- 
mutation pay and bounty land ; also officers killed in battle or 
who died in service. Wash., 1849. 

Riker, James. " Evacuation day " 1783 and its many stirring 

events... N. Y., 1883. Americans made prisoners at Forts Montgomery 
and CLintOD, Oct. 6, 1777, p. 41—6. 

Saffell, W : T: R. Records of the revolutibnarr war... Ed. 3. 

Bait.', 1894. 
N. Y., 1658. 











Many Usts. 

Sens of the imerican reyolelion — Massachusetts society. Sol- 
diers and sjiilors whose graves have been designated by the 
marker of the society. Bost., 1901. 
973.3316 Stone, E. M. Invasion of Canada in 1775, including the journal 
St7 of Capt. Simeon Thayer... Pro\'idence, 1867. Men of Thayer's 

company p^axt of de ' 
p, Kr.'. 

Pro\'idence, 1867 

under Arnold : 

66 Lists of New England Soldiers [Jan. 

973.3345 Stryker, W : S. [The] massacre near old Tappan... Trenton, 

St8 1882. Kelurn of officers of th« 3d regiment light dragoons, continental armj, 

Sept. IS, l;78, p. 12. 

926.1 Toner, J. M. Medical men of the EeTolution... Phila., 1876. 

'TR-l Surgeons and surgeons' niHtcs wllo liavr ' ' - ... 

revolution, footnote p. 106-6. Medica 
footnote p. 107. Alpuabetical list of t 
p. li;-x'9. 

973.35 D. S.— Library of congress. Naval records of the American 
qUn3 revolution, 1775—88... Wash., 1906. 

351.5 U. S.— State, Department of. Census of pensioners for revolu- 
qUn3 tionary or military services returned.. .under the act for 

taking the 6th census. Wash., 1841. 
351.5 U. S.— KCCOrd and pension office. Pensioners of the revolu- 
Un34 tionary war struck off the roll... [Wash., 1836.] (U. S. 

— House. 24th cong. 1st sess. Doc. No. 127.) 
973.338 Washington, George. 1st president of U. S. General orders... 
W27 issued at Newburgh on the Hudson, 1782 — 1783, 

E : C. Boynton. Newburgh, 1883. List of officers of the conUnen- 
tal aimy, 1760, p. 109—12. 

973.7415 Williams, ti : W. History of the negro troops in the war of the 
W67 rebellion, 1861 — 65, preceded by a review of the military ser- 

vice of negroes in ancient and modem times. N. Y., 1888. 

Partial list of negroes who served in the revolution, p. 33 — 6. 

973.47 Allen, G. W, Our navy and the Barbary corsairs. Bost., 1905. 

A 1 5 U. S. vessels of war which served in the Mediterranean before 1S18, with namefl 

■'*-'" of tlieir commanders. List of officers of Preble's squadron, crew of the In- 

trepid, etc., ISO*, p. 323-33. 

(5) WAR OF 1812 
973 Boogher, \\ • F. comp. Miscellaneous Americana, a collection 

qB64 of history, biography and genealogy. Phil., 1883 — 95. 

Payroll of American prisoners at Clialham )8H, p. 215— 18. Payrolls of Ameri- 
can prisoners at Dartmoor, p. 219—20. 

973.525 [Bom en. Abel] anon. Naval monument, containing...accotints 

B67 of all the battles. ..between the navies of the U. S. and Great 

Britain, and an account of the war with Algiers, to which is 

annexed a naval register of the U. S. Bost., 1816. List, 

p. :I07— 17. 

973.5238 Brief sketch of the military operations on the Delaware dur- 

B76 ing the late war...with...the muster rolls of the several volunteer 

corps which composed the advance light brigade, as they stood 

at the close of the campaign, 1814. Phil., 1820. 

973.52 Brown, S: R. Authentic history of the 2d war for indepen- 

B81 dence... 2 vols. Auburn, 1815. Army register, toI. 2, Apx. p. 72-93. 

973.524 Clark, 1). N. ed. List of pensioners of the war of 1812, with 

C54 an appendix containing names of volunteers for the defence of 

Plattsburg from Vermont towns. ..names of U. S. officers and 

soldiers at Burlington, Vt., as shown on army, pay and muster 

rolls. Burlington, 1904. 

1910] Lists of jSfew England Soldiers 67 

353.7 Complete list of the American navv ; showing the...commander s 

C73 names and station of each vessel, -n-itb the names ot all the 

officers in service, for Oct., 1S13... Bost.. 1813. Ust of officers. 

p. H-35. 

973 52 DaTiS, P. M. Anthentick history of the late war between the 
b29 U. S. and Great Britain... Ithaca. [N. T..] 1829. Army register. 

353.6 GordinrW: A. comp. CompUation of the f gi^'f s/f„ ''i^^ 
G65 armv of the U. S. from 18 1 5-1 .^3 , ...appended a list o otficera 

on whom brevets were conferred...during the war ^^^th Great 
Britain. AVash., 1837. 

853.7 Xaval register of the I. S. from the Offickl register published 
N22 by order of the secretary ot the navy, Ang. 1, 1&15. iiost., 


973 7416 Buell, Augustus. " [The] cannoneer " : recollections of service 
S in the armv of the Potomac by a "detached volunteer" in the 

reffuhor artillery. Wash., 1890. Losses of Battery B. at Buena Vi.ta. 
p. ?i— 16. " , • f 

973.6235 Carleton, J. H : Battle of Buena Vista, with the operations of 

PlQ the "Armv of occupation" for one month. JS. X., Ib4». 

^^^ K ned, woaodVd and missfng in the banle p. 19 l-.U. Officers sU.l .n the 

rc-guSr army in 164S, who wer€ in these operations, p. .r!t.-8. 

973.62 Complete history of the late Mexican war, contaimng an 

073 authentic account of all the battles fought...with a list of the 

killed and wounded... N. Y., 1850. Li.t, p. si-se. 
973.62 M'Sherry, Richard. El puchero: or, a mi«d dish from 

M24 Mexico... Phil., 1850. officers and volunteer, in the valley of 

under Maj. Gen. Scott, in Aug. and S*pt. W7, p. 226-4,. 

973 6233 Reid, S. C. Scouting expeditions of McCuUoch's Texas rangers... 

R27 Phil., 1847. KUlk wounded and mlasiug in the battles of Monterey, 

p. 240— 50. 

973.6233 1859. 

R271 Same. 

973.6235 Thorpe, T : B. Our army at Monterey...Phil., 1847. Names of 

T39 killed, wounded and missing, p. 191—202. 

973 6-^36 U S.-Adjotant-General's office. Official list of officers who 

atJn3 m^^ch^ ..onder...Maj.-Gen. Winiield Scott from Puebla upon 

^ !!MexS>...1847 and 4ho were engaged in the battles of Mexico. 

Mexico, 1848. 
Q7q fio r S —President. Messages, with the correspondence between 
r.3-2 the secretary of war and other officers o: the government on 

^"^^ tie Sca^ war. Wash., 1848. (U. S.-House. 30th cong. 

Ut'sp^s Ex doc. No. 60.) Lirt ot commissioned officers present m 

, 1109. 


".55 07 Abbot. H: L. ...HaH century record of a West Point class, 
Ah2 185^4. B0St.[l9u5?] StMi.tiC table,, IV and v. 


68 Lists of New England Soldiers [Jan. 

073.7349 Bates, S: P. Battle of Gettysburg. Phila., 1875. Names of eoi- 

B31 diers buried in the national cemetery and other cemeteries near Gettysburg, p. 

973.7417 Brown, J. W. Signal corps U. S. A., in the war of the rebellion. 

B81 Bost., 1896. Lists of officers and men in 1863 and ISW, p. 488— 9. Men or- 

dered to the Uepartmeut of the Gulf 1864, p. 692. Kostcr, 1661—65, p. 715—902. 

973.7416 Buell. Augustus, " [The] cannoneer " : recollections of service 

B86 in the army of the Potomac by a "detached volunteer " in the 

regular artillery. Wash., 1830. Kuster of the "old regulars" who 

coustituted Battery B. in 1861, p. 17- Volunteers detached into the battery. Oct. 

ISUl— June 1862, p. la— 20. 

973.771 Byers, S. II. H. What I saw in Dixie; or, Sixteen months in 
B99 rebel prisons. DansviUe, N. Y., 1868. 

LiHt of officers of the U. S. army and navy confined at Columbia, S. C, p. 90 — 

973.7415 [Califf, J. M.] anon. Record of the services of the 7th regi- 

C12 ment, U. S. colored troops, from Sept. 1863 to Nov. 1866, by 

an officer of the regiment. Providence, 1878. EoU of enlisted 

men, p. 105-38. 

973.7712 Carada, F. F. Libby life ; experiences of a prisoner of war in 
C31 Richmond, Va., 1863 — 64. Phil., 1865. short Ust of prisoners, 

p. 205—21. 

373.744 Chauncy Hall school. Roll of former members...who served in 
C31 the army or navy of the TJ. S. during the war for the suppres- 

sion of the rebellion. Bost., 1866. Contains much biography. 

973.771 Cooper, AlOCZO. In and out of rebel prisons. Oswego, N. Y., 

C78 1888. List of officers confined in Macon, Ga., p. 295— 330. 

973.7341 [Daniels, A. BF.] anon. Journal of Sibley's Indian expedi- 
D22 tion during the summer of 1863, and record of the troops em- 

ployed, by a soldier in Co. H., 6th regiment. Winona, Minn., 

1864. Eecord, p. 22— 50. 

973.7311 Doubleday, Abner. Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moul- 

D74 trie in 1860 — 61. N. Y., 1876. officers and enlisted men present at 

the bombardment of Ft. Sumter, p. 179 — 81. 

973 771 Ely, Alfred. Journal of...EIy, a prisoner of war In Richmond, 
E19 ed. by Charles Lanman. N. y., 1862. List of officers and soldiers 

who had been and were, in 1862, imprisoned in the south, p. 284 — 359. 

973.74 Grrrish, Theodore, aiid Hutchinson J : S. [The] blue and 
G32 the gray, a...history of the army of the Potomac and that of 

northern Virginia... Portland, Me., 1883. 

Names of U. S. generals killed in action, p. 802. 

973.771 Glazier, W. W. [The] capture, the prison pen and the escape. 

G46 N. Y., 1870 [?] officers of the U.S. armv and navy confined in Ubby 

prison, p. 369-42.'. 

973.771 Ed. 9. Hartford, 1868. p. 355-400. 


973.771 Albany, 1865. p.33i-i3. 


973.771 Albany, 1866. p. 331-53. 


973.771 GoSS, W. L. Soldier's story of his captivity at Andersonville, 

G69 Belle Isle, and other rebel prisons... Bost., 1873. Names of 

union soldiers buried at AndersonviUe, p. 275— .WC. 

973.77 Harris, W : C. Prison life in the tobacco warehouse at Rich- 
H24 mond, by a Ball's Bluff prisoner. Phil., 1862. Richmond prison 

association, list of members, p. 171—5. 

1910] Lists ofXew England Sddiers 69 

973.74 Harrison. Walter. Pickett's men, a iragmeut of war history... 
H24 N. Y.. 1870. Lis: of general, field and ?;iff officers of Pickett's division, 

p. 191--.'(H. 

973.771 Ha wes. Jesse. CaLaba : a story of captive bovs in blue. N. Y. 

Hll [cl8-SS.] Addrestesof a::exCah"abapriscaersknown,p.47i^— so. 

973.7336 History of Antiftam naiional cemetery, including a descrip- 
H62 tire list of all lie loyal soldiers burieil therein... Bait., 18G9. 
973.7416 Hoagh, F. B : HL-:ory of Duryee's br>ade during the campaign 
H81 in \'ir£inia under Gen. Pope, and in Maryland under Gen. 

McCleUan in_.18o2. Albany, 18C1. Officers in 1S62, p. 131-44. 
CaioaJties in batcl-e, p. 1*9 — 5^ 

973.7416 Irwin, R: B. HL^tory of the 19th army corps. N. Y., 1892. 

TpQ Officers killed or wounded, p. 4S-'4— r. Port Hudsonfro lorn hope 

officers and men wbo v jluntetred for storminf party, p. 4&S — 506. 

973.771 Isham, A. B., Davidson, H: i»I., and Furuess, H: B. Pris- 

Ifi3 oners of war and military prisons... with a list of officers who 

were prisoners of war from Jan. 1, 1664. Cin., 1890. List, p. 

4--9— x^. 

973.771 Jeffrey, W: H. comp. Richmond prisons 1861—62, comp. 

J37 from.. .records kept by the confederate government and journals 

kept by union prisoners... with the name, rank, regiment, com- 
piiny and state of the 4000.. .confined there. St. Jolmsbury, 

Vt.," [cl893.] Lost, p. 16I-2fi9. 

973.765 Lamed, 0:W: ffistorr of the battle monument at West Point, 
L32 together with a list of the names-inscribed upon and com- 

memorated by it._ We^t Point, l^y8. List, p. 119-93. 
973.7711 List of the anion soldiers buried at Andersonville, copied from 
L69 the official record in the surgeon's office at Andersonville. 

N. Y., 1866. 
719 Pennsylvania. — Soldiers' national cemetery, Gettysburg, Select 

P381 committee on. Report relative to the...cemetery... Harrisburg, 

1864. Soldierf boried in Uiis and nearbv pijces, p. 15—35. 

719 Revised report. 1865. 

P38 List, p. 19-132. 

719 Revised report. 1867. 

P382 LL^t, p. 21-142. 

973.7337 Phlsterer, Frederick. Regular brigade of the 14th army corps, 
P55 the army of the Cumberland, in the battle of Stone river or 

Murfreesboro, Tenn....l863. [N. Y., 1883.] Koster of commis- 

sioneJ officers, p- io — ■i. 

973.74 Phisterer, Freierick. Statistical r«ord of the armies of the 

P55 U. S. N. Y_ 18-S3. Record of tbe pfnerai officers of the armies of the 

U. S. during the reb«rll:on, p. 247—112. 

353.6 Powell, W : H. comp. List of oificcrs of the army of the U. S. 

P871 from 1779 — l&u0...aU appointmen:s by the the 

volunteer ser-ric-e during the civil w.j- and. ..volunteer officers in 
the sers-ice of the U. S. June 1, I'.^'AL N. Y., 1900. 

353.6 Price. G : F. comp. Across the eor-inent with the 5th cavalry 

P93 >(■. Y., 1883. TiTiOQS Uits of officers ai-i men, p. ai>-616, 681-705. 

973.7711 Ransom, J: L. Andersonville diiry, escape, and list of the 

R17 dead... PhiL, 18S3. List of dead, I- r3-36<5. Officers imprisoned at 

CacLp Asylum, CcIncLiia, S. C, p. 369— *1. 

70 Lists of Neio England Soldiers [Jan. 

973.7711 Auburn, N. Y., 1881. 

R171 Lists, p. 103-286, »-J-301. 

973.781 Rodenbough, T. F. comp. Bravest 500 of '61... N. T., 1891. 

R6 1 1 List of those to whom medals have been awarded, p. 486—96. 

973.781 Rodcnbougb, T. F. ed. Uncle Sam's medal of honor... N. T., 

E61 [clSSCi.] List of those to whom medals have been awarded, p. 414—24. 

973.771 Sabre, G. E. Niaeteen mouths a prisoner of war.. .to which is 
Sal appended a list of officers confined at Columbia during the 

winter of 1864 and 1865. N. Y., 1865. List, p. 175-20;. 
973.771 Schwartz, Stephen. Twenty-two months a prisoner of war... 

Sch9 St. Louis, 1892. Roil of a detached battalion of the sth regiment of U. S. 

infantry received as exchanged prisoners at Baton Kooge, Feb. 25, 1863, p. 

973.7416 Society of the army of the Cumberland. Eeport...i868— 

Sol 1905. Cin., 1868 — 1906. Each volume contains list of members and 

some lists of deaths. 

973.7416 Society of the army of the Tennessee. Report of the proceed- 

S0I2 ings of the 1st— 27th meetings, 1866—1895. Cin., 1877—96. 

Contains lists of members. 

973.771 SteTCnSOB, R. R. [The] southern side; or, Andersonville 
St4 prison... Halt., 1876. 

Federal soldiers that died and were buried at Andersonville, p. 295 — 402. Offi- 
cers confined at Camp Asylum, Columbia, S. C, p. 405—40. 

353.6 Strait, N. A. comp. Roster of all regimental surgeons and 
St8 assistant surgeons in the late war, with their services and last 

known post office address. [Wash.,] 1882. 
973.7416 Third army corps union. Reports of secretary and treasurer 
T34 with.. .a roster of members.. .May 5, 1892. Somerville, N. J., 

1893. Roster, p. 36-«8. 

973.7349 Tremain, H : E. Two days of war, a Gettysburg narrative and 

T72 other excursions. N. Y., 1905. List of officers exchanged at Charles- 

ton Harbor, Aug. 3, 1664, p. 216-17. 

353.6 U. S. — Adjutant-General's office. Official register of officers 
Un3351 of volunteers in the service of the U. S... Wash., 1900. Contains 

also a list of casualties and an index of names. 

973.7416 U. S. — Army of the Potomac— 5th corps — 1st division — 3d bri- 
qUn3 gade. Proceedings of the 3d brigade association, 1st division, 

Sth army corps, army of the Potomac... 1893 — 98, record Nos. 

2—3. N. Y., 1896— 1900. Lists of members. 

353.6 U. S.— Qnartermaster-General. Roll of honor ; names of sol- 

Un35 diers who died in defence of the union, interred in the national 

cemeteries. 27 vols, in 10. Wash., 18GG — 71. Alphabetic index 

to places of iuterment as specified in Rolls of honor, nos. 1—13, vols. 26—^. 

973.767 U.S. — Quartermaster-General. Roll of honor ; names of sol- 

Un3 diers who died in defence of the American union interred in the 

national cemeteries at Washington, D. C, from Aug. 3, 1861 to 
June 30, 1865. Wash., 1865. 

973.7417 r. S. — Sharpshooters — 1st and 2d regiments. Partial roster of 
Un32 the survivors of Berdan's U. S. sharpshooters, Ist and 2d regi- 
ments, 1861—65... Wash., 1889. 

973.7417 U. S. — Signal corps. Revised roster of the signal corps, U. S. A., 
Un3 during the war of the rebellion with personal records of senice 

in the corps. N. p., 1886. 


' 1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 71 

G17.99 U. S.— Snrseon-General's office. Report of surgical cases 
qNl treated in the army of tlie U. S. from 1865 — 71. Wash., 1871. 

(Circular No. 3.) index of patients, p. 290-4. 

973.74 U. S.— War, Department of. General orders. ..embracing the 
Un31 years 1861— 62— G3...with...indes... 2 vols. N. Y., 1864. 

Various long lists, especially of transfers from one department of service to 

353.6 U. S.— War, Department of. Official army recri>ter of the volun- 
Un36 teer force of the U. S. army for the years ISGl — 65. 8 vols. 

Wash., 1865 — 67. Various lists bj states with an alphabetical index to 

each volume. 

973.7416 Tan Home, T: B. History of the army of the Cumberland... 

V31 2 vols, and atlas. Cin., 1875. Officers tiUed in action or dying of 

wounds or disease during the war, vol. 2, p. 386 — 137. 

973.7712 Walls tbat talk ; a transcript of the names, initials and sentiments 
W15 written and graven on the walls, doors and windows of the 

Libby prison at Richmond by the prisoners of 1861 65. 

Richmond, 1884. 
616 Woodward, J. J., and others, comp. Medical and surgical 

qNO history of the war of the rebellion... 2 vols, in 6. Wash., 

1870 — 88. Vol. 2 contains lists of wounded. 

378.746 Yale university. Addresses...iii honor of the alnmm...who were 
TH in the military or naval sendee of the U. S. during the... [civil] 

V. 167 war.. .with the.. .roll of honor. New Haven, 1866. EoU of honor, 

with index, p. 77—105. 

973.893 Bonsai, Stephen. Fight for Santiago™ N. T., 1899. Casual- 

B64 ties sustained from Apr. 21 to Aug. 13, 1898, p. .?a)— 1. 

973.893 Herrmann, K. S. From Tauco to Las Marias... Bost., 1900. 

JJ42 Bailed and wounded at the battle near Hormigneros, Porto Eico, Aug. 10, 1898, 

p. 108-9. 

353.7 Lons, J: D. [The] new American navy. N. Y., 1903. Pro- 

L35 motions for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle, or for extraordinary 

heroism during the war between the 0. S. mud Spain, vol. 2, p. 217-24. 

973.893 lUcCook, H : C. Martial graves of our fallen heroes in Santiago 

M13 de Cuba. Phil., 1899. List of oncers, enlisted men and other persons 

who were killed In action or who died in Cuba doring the war with Spain, 
p. 417—42. 

973 Maclay, E. S. History of the U. S. navy from 1775—1902... 

M2221 N. Y., 1902. U. S. vessels engaged in the Spanish-American war, with the 

names of their commanders, p. 443—7. 

973.89449 Princeton university. Princeton in the Spanish- American war 
Cl 1898. Princeton [pref. 1899]. index, p. lai-s. 

369.121 Society of colonial wars. Register of members of the society... 
Al who served in the army or navy of the U. S. during the Spanish- 

American war... N. Y., 1899. 

Black Hawk, Seminole, Sioux 

973.8 Finerty, J : F. War path and bivooac ; or, The conquest of the 
F49 Sioux... Chic. [cl890.] Casualti^^ at the Rosebud fight and at Sllm 

Buttes, p. 4.10—1. Killed and wounded oader Custer, Reno, and Benteen, 
1876, p. 455-8. 

973.571 Spragne J: T. Origin, progress and conclusion of the Florida 
Sp7 war.. .appended a record of officer?, non-commissioned officers. 

72 Descendants of Thomas Hemington [Jan. 

musicians and privates of the U. S. army, navy and marine 
corps who were killed in battle, or died of disease, also names 
of officers who were distinguished by brevets and the names of 
others recommended... A'. Y., 1848. List, p.i2«— m. 
973.562 StCTCns, F. E. Black Hawk war... Chic, 1903. Eorter of the 

qSt4 eth regiment, p. 120—1. Eoster of officers, p. 122—4. 

[To be continued] 




By Lonis Mabiitus Dewbt, of 'WeEtfield, M&ss. 

In addition to his daughter Sarah, John' Remington had by his first 

wife a son John, as follows : 

4a John* Remington (John* Thomas^), bom about 1690, lived at 

Agawam, Mass., and was recorded at Springfield. He married, 7 

Feb. 1722-3, Merct Jones, bom 7 Feb. 1694, daughter of Ebene- 

zer and Mercy. 

Children : 
i. Seth,< b. 6 Aug. 1724 ; d. soon. 
11a ii. Seth, b. 27 Feb. 1726-7. 

lii. Margabet, bapt. 9 Oct. 1731. 
lib iv. Mechach, went to Sturbridge. Mass., according to land records. 
v. John. "John Kemington Jr. of Pontoosnck [Prttsfield] late of 
Springfield " entered Intention of marriage at Springfield. 30 Jan. 
1761, to Mary Parsons of Granville, Mass. A John Bemington 
m. at Springfield, 18 Apr. 1769, Mary Brooks. 

11a Seth* Remington (John,' John,' Thomas^), bom at Agawam, Mass., 
27 Feb. 1726-7, there died 29 Apr. 1806, aged 79. He married 
first (intention recorded 18 Jan. 1753) Elizabeth Ball, baptized 
17 May 1731, died 11 June 1744, daughter of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth ; and secondly (intention recorded at West Springfield 17 Oct. 

1778) Mart Roberts of that place. His. third wife, Ltdia , 

died 22 Feb. 1797, aged 73. 

i. Elizabeth' (probably), who m. at West Springfield, 14 Nov. 1782, 

John Morlet. 
ii. Olivb (probably), who m. at West Springfield, 25 Jnne 1792. Henry 

ill. Penelope (probably), who m. at West Springfield, 18 Mar. 1793, 

Thojias Morlet. 
iv. Mary (perhaps). "Mary Kemington, ase 66. housekeeper, bom in 
W. Springfield, died 20 Oct. 1849 of oU age " at Enfield. Conn. 

lib Mechach' Remington (/oAm,' /oAk," Thomas^), bom at Aeawam, 
Mass., 1730, died Mar. 1756, in 26th rear, or' 4 Feb. 1757. He 
was a doctor at Sturbridge, Mass. He married, 9 July 1755. Mart 
Marct, bom at Oxford, Mass., 23 Aug. 1736, died 16 .Sept. 1776, 
daughter of JMoses and Prudence. She married secondly, 3 May 

• See Register, vol. 63, pp. 178, 181. 

1910] Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent 73 

1758, Erastmus Babbitt, a doctor at Sturbridge. 

I. Ldcretia,» b. 1 Mar. 1756 ; d. 13 Nov. 1758. 

Daniel* Remington (No. 12) had the following children born at 
Agawam and recorded at Springfield, in addition to those alreadj 
noted : 
iv. David,' b. 17 Sept. 1766; m. at Westfleld, Mass., 28 Feb. 1788, 


V. Dakiel, b. 1 Nov. 1768. 

vi. Seneca, b. 15 Feb. 1771; m. at "West Springfield, 26 Nov. 1794, 

Mart Sargeants. Children: 1. iSiVos^arj/cants,' b. 16 Aug. 1795: 

d. 7 Apr. 1796. 2. Mary, b. 5 Feb. 1797. 
vil. EzEKiEL, b. 20 June 1773. 

John* Remington's (No. 14) widow Patience married Abel Rising, 
and died 14 Dec. 1834, aged 89. 


By HosEA Stark Ballou of Brookline, Mass. 

In Dr. Comfort Starr's will, proved at Boston 2 February 1659, ho 
disposes of certain real estate " at Eshitisford in Kent in Old England." 
Eshitisford is, of course, the modem Ashford, where Dr. Starr was a 
physician and surgeon prior to his embarkation for New England, with 
"Three children and Three servants " in March 1634-5. 

Since the late Burgis Pratt Starr published his history of the Starr 
Family thirty years ago, research has disclosed certain important facts 
which were unknown to him. Among them are the ages of certain of Dr. 
Comfort Starr's children. We have learned that Dr. Thomas Starr waa 
baptized at St. Mary's Church, Ashford, on 31 December 1615; so that 
he was only twenty-one years old when he was appointed " chirurgeon " in 
Stonghton's expedition against the Pequots, 17 May 1637. His sister 
Mary, who in 1640 married John Maynard, was baptized 16 April 1620. 
His brother John Starr was baptized 15 October 1626, so that he was a 
mere child of eight years when Dr. Comfort Starr bought William Peyn- 
tree's* homestead, between the Rev. Thomas Hooker's and James 01m- 
stead'g, at Newtown (Cambridge) in 1635. 

Since 1879 the significant record has been found at Ashford that one 
Moregift Starr " of Cranebrooke " was buried at Ashford in 1617. The 
manuscript notes of Mr. Somerby seemeii to prove that the clue was well 
taken, and the present Vicar of St. Dunstan's Church at Cranbrook, Kent, 
Dean Bell, verified Somerby's assertion that Comfort Starr was baptized 
there on 6 July 1589. In the record hi? father's name is not given, but 
from other sources we have discovered that it was Thomas Starr. In the 
records of Oxford University, 1571-1622 (vol. 20, p. 2), appears one 
Thomas Starr at Oriel College in 1 605, also a Samuel Starr ( Dr. Comfort 
named a son Samuel) in 1602, but whether they were near relatives is not 
known. They were apparently from Dorset. 

• At William Pevntree's death in Connecticut he left a lar^e estate, inventoried 
29 Nov. 1649, at £1001 : 10; 00, to his widow Margaret, his sou Jbhn, and his daughter 
Jlarr, wife of Richard Brvan of Milford, Conn. 

74 Dr. Comfort Starr, and Cranbrook, Kent [Jan. 

Ancient Cranbrook was a town of considerable importance when Dr. 
Comfort Starr was bajnized there in 1-589. There Edward the Third in- 
troduced from Flanders the manufacture of broad cloths, which were long 
famous for their durability and fast colors. Situated in the scxalled Weald 
of Kent, it is some forty-eight miles from London, thirty-nine from Canter- 
bnry, and twenty-four from Hastings. !Nearby was the country home of 
Sir" Thomas Bole^-n, Earl of Wiltshire, the father of the ill-fated Anne 
Boleyn, whose daughter. Queen Elizabeth, in 1574 laid at Cranbrook the 
corner-stone of a school (which still exists), fifteen years before Comfort 
Starr's birth, and in which, no doubt, in the langu.ige of his will, he was 
first " mstrncted in ye Tovngs, Artes and .S<:iences." But the centre of in- 
terest in Cranbrook Ls St. Dunstan's Church, which antedates 1550. It 
comprises a nave, side aisles, and chancel, with a square embattled tower 
at the west end of the church. A range of slender piers and wide arches 
give the building a light and airy appearance. The church is in an escel- 
lent state of preservation, and in regular use. 

The vicar of St. Dunstan's in 1589 was Robert Roades, a former president 
of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his assistant curate wa* a University 
of Cambridge man, the Rev. William Eddye, the ancestor of the most 
generous of all the benefactors of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society thus far, the late Robert Henry Eddy of Boston, who by his will 
(under which this Society received, between 9 February 1901 and 26 
September 1906, the sum of $56,788*) gave £1000 for three memorial 
windows and a tablet, which were erected in Cranbrook Church in 1902.t 

Near the Eddy memorial, on the south wall of the church, the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, in the presence of a distinguished company, and with 
imposing ceremonies, dedicated, 15 July 1909, a memorial to Dr. Comfort 
Starr. It is in the style of the Fletcher and Roberts family memorials, 
which were erected about the time of his birth. The tablet bears the fol- 
lowing inscription : 

A. M. D. G. 

Ix Memory op 


Baptized in Cranbrook Chckch, 6th July, 1589 

A "Warden of St. Mary's, Ashfoed, Kent, 1631 & 1632 

Sailed from Sandwich for New England, 1635 

One of the Earliest Benefactors of 

Harvard, the Fibst College in America, 1638 

Of avhich His Son Comfort was One of 7 incorporators, 1650 

Died at Boston, New England. 2d January, 1659}: 

A Distinguished Surgeos Eminent for Christian Character 

Erected by His Americas Descendants 


• Two other residuarv legatees, Harvard CoUepe and the Jrassachnserts General 
Hospital, also received f 56.7S8 each from Mr. Eddv's estate. 

t In the language of this tablet >Ir. Eddy dedicssed the memorial '• To the memory 
of his ancestor. Rev. William Eddve, M.A., Vicar of this Church from 1391 to 1616, 
whose sons, John and Samuel, and Whose daughter Abigail, were among the Pilgrim 
settlers of Xew England, and there implanted'for the benefit of a numerous posterity 
the religious principles here taught them." 

i Dr. Comfort Starr and his wife, Elizabeth, were buried in King's Caapel bnrial 
ground, Boston, and there a memorial stone, of antique design, wis dedicated 
24 August 1905. 

I 1910] Jourval of Elder Phinehas Pillshit.ry 75 




From a copy in possession of this Society 
[Continued from Vol. 63, page 379] 

Jan. 1699 [d. 1786, a. 87] AbigaU Aug 9, 1700. Job's Son Daniel m. 
: Sarah Allen 1703. Moses' Son Caleb m. Sarah Morse 1702. . . . 

! [97] 

' My great Uncle Ezra Pill. Died 1797, aged 94. 

My GranFather Benj. Jaques was born Sep. 23, 1702 and died Sept. 13, 
1782, aged 80. Mv Mother Appliia Jaques b. 1741, died Nov. 10, 1769. 
Aunt Marr Grenoiioh b. 1736. died 1780, aged 44. Uncle Sam. b. 1729 
Deid June24, 1824^atred 95. Benj. b. 1734, died 1823, aged 89 Unt 
Deb. b. 1738, Died 1837, aged 99. Uncle Parker b. 1742 Died 1819, 
aged 77. 

Uncle Moses b. 1749, Died 1825 aged 76. Aunt Bettsey b. 1747. died 

•Aunt Ednah b. 1752 Died . bom July 28 1686 | 1779 1837 aged 

90 I 1832 a. 80 

Dea. Stephen Jaques Died,, aged 93. Stephen J. died Mr. 23, 1841. gd 92 
& 8 months. John J. died 1802 aged 84, Sarah June 7, 1805 aged 88. 
Thankful & Betty J. died 1831 & 1835 aged 77 each, a Mr. Parker Jaques 
was living in 1845 in his 92d year, and John in 90"". Eliphalet J. died in 
June 1804. in his 90* year. . . . 

A RECORD OF Josiah's Children. 

George Larrabe Pillsbury was bom Sept. 25, 1843. Died the 29 same 
month. Thomas Moor P. bom Oct. 16, 1844. Died Sept. 6, 1845. 
Josiali Dixon born Jan. 19, 1846. Died July 31, 1847. Mary Lee bom 
Dec. 3, 1847. Died Octo. 5, 1849. The little boy not named May 29, 
1851, was born Sep. 8, 1850. His name Keth. Josiah wife bom July 28, 
1819. Thev mar. Sep. 22, 1842. Her maiden name Zenelda E. Berry. 

This year" 1857. 

George L. Sept. 22 14 j'ears old. [if living, written in penciU] 

Thomas M. Octo. 16, 13 years old 

Josiah D. June 19. 11 years old. 

Mary L. Dec. 3, 10 " " " 

Keith Sept. 8, 7 years old. 

A record of Marriages. 
1808. June 9. I married * David Glidden to *Martha Shepard. 
23. Benj. Chap, to Slarjary Chapman. 

Sept. 14. Robert Edgerton to *Nancy Hodgdon. 

Dec. 29. James Hall to Mary HaU. 

1809. Feb. 16. Nathan Chap, to Hannah Oliver. 

Mar. 26. Eph. Hall to Abigail Hussy 

Oct. 15. Sam. Oliver to Hannah Sidelinger. 

* These have died. 

76 Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury [Jan. 

Nov. 16. Frank Rollings to *Ellice Rollings. 
EXec. 14. James Plummer to *Ellice Hussy. 
'• 30. Robert Speed to *Jane Mills. 

1810. Mrch. 16. Alex. Smiley to Melinda Chamberlain. 
Feb. 4. John *Dunlapp. to Lydia Dunbar. 

May 24. James Preston to Elizabeth Hall. 
June 3. Thomas Merrill to Jane Barstow. 

and Robert Rollins to Elizabeth Chapman. 
Jnne 12. ♦John Perkins to Persis Hatch. 
Nov. 15. John Winslow to Charlote Clark. 

" 29. Jacob Chap, to Jane Chapman. 
Dec. 27. Wm. Flint to Fanny Clapp. 

•^ 30. Robert Chapman to *Lucindy Flint. 

•^ 31. Nath'. Clapp, to *Sarah Flint. 

1811. Feb. 28. *G€orge Smith to Susan Chapman. 
March 17. Wm. Whitehonse to Elizabeth Clapp. 
May 2. "Wm. Crocker to *Martha Whit«honse. 
Nov. 18. Wm. *William8 to Sarah Knowlton. 

1812. Feb. 20. John Hishock to Margaret Watts. 

1812 July 16. Joseph Dunbar to Martha Chapman 
Aug. 2. James Genthener to Sabra Dunbar. 
Nov. 26. Thomas Chap, to Abigial Sprague 
Dec. 31. Washington Know*, to Susan Merrill. 

1813. Jan. 14. Joshua Benner to Olive Moody. 
Aug. 26. * Robert Clary to *Nancy Moody. 
Nov. 18. Jona. Hatch Jr. to Mary Clark. 

" 21. Stephen Hall to Anna Hall. 

" 25. John Pendelton to Susan Wellman 
Dec 23. Ephraim Keen to Mercy Simons. 

" 30. Wm. *Wyman to Hannah Moody. 
1814 Jan. 20. John C. Glidden'to Margarit Hodgdon 
May 15. Benj. Merrill to Pataine Rollins 
Octo. 9. James Plummer to Mary Palmer. 
Dec 1. Sam. Hussy to Sarah Dow. 

and Eph. *Chapman to Nancy Chapman. 
Nov. 4. Philip Hammon to Mary Hanson. 
Dec 29. Israel Chap, to Eunice Chapman. 
1815. Jan. 12. Fairfield Wyman to Elizabeth>Moody. 
" 15 James Curtis to Sarah Merrill 
" 19. Wm. Davis to Lydia Hussy 
May 11. Jacob Oliver to Rebecah Varnah 
July 20. Daniel Chap, to Damris Hall. 
Sept. 3. Charles H. Housen to Jane Hilton 
Nov. 30 John P. Martin to Mary Chase. 
Dec 19. Alex. Clark to Aseneth Hatch 

Dec. 25. John Webber to Parmela Mahew. 

'• 28. Josiah Winslow to Mary Austin. 

[To be continued] 

1910] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 



Bt Geo. a. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary 

Massachie^tts. 5 May, 1909. The New England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society held a stated meeting in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, Society's building, 
18 Somerset Street, this afternoon at half-past two o'clock, which, in the absence 
of the President, was called to order by the Recording Secretary. 

No Vice-President being present, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, 
was chosen chairman pro tempore, and presided. 

Augustine Jones. A.M.. LL.B., of Newton Highlands, Mass., was introduced 
and read an interesting paper on Governor Thomas Dudley, which evinced much 
research. A rote of thanks to the speaker was passed, and a copy of his paper, 
in print if possible, was asked for the Society. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Council, severaU^, pre- 
sented reports which were received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which sixteen resident members were elected. 

The death of the Vice-President for Massachusetts, Caleb Benjamin Tilling- 
hast, A.M.. Litt.D., was reported, and the Chair appointed as a Committee, in 
memoriam. Deloraine P. Corey, Charles K. Bolton, and Henry E. Woods. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That pnrsuant to article 5, chapter iv of the By-laws, the Society 
appoint the Stated Meeting in October as a date upon which to elect a Vice- 
President for Massachusetts. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

6 October. The Society held a stated meeting in Pilgrim Hall, Congregational 
House, 14 Beacon Street, to-day at 2.30 p.m. 

In the absence of the President the meeting was called to order by John 
Albree, a member of the ConncU. William Carver Bates was chosen Chairman 
pro tempore, and presided. 

Col. Francis S. Hesseltine, A.M., of Melrose, Mass., was introduced and read 
a paper on The Crisis and the Man. A vote of thanks to the speaker was passed, 
in which was included a reqtiest for a copy of the address for the archives of 
the Society. 

The Committee in memoriam Caleb Benjamin TlUlnghast, through its chair- 
man, Deloraine Pendre Corey of Maiden, submitted the following report, which 
was read, accepted, and ordered to be spread upon the record of the meeting, 
and a copy sent to the family of Mr. TUlinghast : 

m,ereas,~ln the death of our associate, Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, this Society 
and the Commonwealth have lost one whose earnest, untiring, and unselfish labors to 
advance the public interests in the varied lines of his chosen work have marked him 
as one who ha.s given the best of himself for the advancement of his fellows; and 

tnereas, — We remember with a sense of thankfulness his unassuming kindliness 
of manner, the sincerin- of his friendships, and that sense of responsibility which led 
him to perform all the duties of life with the strictest personal care; and 

Mliereas, — The aims and work of this Society were ever close to his heart and led 
him to assume many of its exacting duties, both administrative and literary, serving 
on the Committee on Amendments to the By-Laws, 1893, the Committee on Papers 
and Essavs, 1894-5, the Committee on Publications since 1896, as a member at large 
of the Council, 1897-9, and as Vice-President for Massachusetts from 1902 until his 
death ; be it 

Resolted, — That we recognize the great value of the labor which he gave to promote 
the success of this Society: and in the wider field, his effort to cultivate in the Com- 
monwealth a love of Iciriiing and an appreciation and e.aension of the public library 
system of the State nntil every town in the Commonwealth has received the blessings 
of the use of a free librirv. 

Resolved,— That these resolutions be transmitted to the family of our late associate 
as an earnest of our de*p sympathy for them in their bereavement and in testimony 
of our respect for the memory of one whose living was a public benefaction and whose 
dying was a public loss. 

78 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Libr&rian, the Historian, and 
the Council were received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which seventeen resident members were elected. 

The election of a Vice-President, assigned to this meeting, was by vote post- 
poned to the November meeting. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

3 November. 1909. A stated meeting was held to-day at the usual time in 
PUgrim Hall, Congregational Building, 14 Beacon Strei?t. In the absence of 
the President the meeting was called to order by the Treasurer, Charles K. 
Bolton, who called for a nomination for chairman. On motion of William 
Carver Bates, which he put to vote. Charles K. Bolton wis chosen as chairman, 
accepted, and presided. 

In the absence of the Recording Secretary, John Albree of Swampscott was 
elected to serve pro tempore. 

Rev. William Edwards Huntington, Ph.D., LL.D., President of Boston Uni- 
versity, read a paper entitled An Old Massachusetts Tovm, Hadley, Mass. A 
vote of thanks was tendered to Rev. Dr. Huntington for his address, and a, 
request was made that he furnish a copy for the archives of the Society. 

The. Chairman announced that he had to-day signed the receipt for the bequest 
from the late John Harvey Treat of ?10,000, the income of which is, under the 
wUl, to be spent for books. 

Under suspension of the rules as to the order of proceedings, it was 

Voted,— Th&t the Chair appoint three tellers to receive and count the ballots 
for a Nominating Committee, and to declare the result. Messrs. Phineas Hub- 
bard, Henry E. Scott, and J. Albert Holmes were appointed tellers. They sub- 
sequently reported the ballot for members of the Nominsting Committee, and 
the following were declared elected : Hosea Starr Balloo, Mrs. Susan Cotton 
Tufts, Arthur Greene Loring, Frank Amasa Bates, and Frank Ernest Woodward. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Historian 
were severally read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

A report from the Council recommending a form of vote authorizing the sale 
of No. 16 Somerset Street was read and accepted. After discussion, in which 
Thomas Hills, Frank B. Sanborn, Anson Titus, Charles K. Bolton, Charles F. 
Read, and John Albree took part, by a rising vote, a quoram being present and 
voting, thirty voting afiinnatively and one negatively, it wis 

Voted. — That the President and Treasurer by and with the consent of the Conn- 
cU be, and they are hereby, authorized to negotiate a sale of premises No. 16 
Somerset Street, on such terms (whether wholly or partly f orcredit) and with such 
collateral agreements (whether reserving options for repurchase or otherwise) 
as said Council may approve ; and said President and said Treasurer are hereby 
authorized to execute, acknowledge and deliver any deed of said property 
approved by said Council, and any other instrument relating to the sale thereof, 
including collateral agreements concerning said premises of every name and 
nature and aU releases, partial releases, discharges, extensions, modifications 
and the like of any mortgage-back of said premises which may come to said 
Society ; and the execution of any snch deed or other instrument by said Presi- 
dent and Treasurer shall be sufficient evidence to any other party to any such 
Instrument of the appro \'al of the Council and of the due execution of every 
other formality necessary on the part of this Society to make such instrument 
valid and effectual. 

On the report of the Council relative to the election of a Vice-President, it 
was voted to defer action until the next annual meeting. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That the sympathy of the members of the Society be extended to the 
Recording Secretary, Captain Gordon, in his illness, and that'the vote be reported 
to him. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

s»«S«-ii^iS8RS6B„ . 




It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and pubUshers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those which it issues over its own name 
at 18 Somerset Street, Boston. 

Francis Jewett Parker, a Correction— In the memoir of Sir Parker ao- 
pearing m the July. 1909. Register (vol. 63. p. 2.57), the line of descent from 
Abraham. Parker should read Moses% X^roJ, SamudV iMMsalc'^FrancS 
Jewetf, instead of that erroneously giren. ><"i- , .c rancis 

vn?'?-"'„^;^n? tl f °'=^ogy of the Sheafe family pnblUhed In the Register, 
^ean 'f'^fv H •,,' suggested the probabiUiy (p. 215) that Dr. Thomas Sheafe 
Dean of ^\ mdsor. had a second wife. Anne, by whom he had a sou Edward 
This is conhrmed by the Visitation of Buck^ which shows her to have been the 
daughter of George Woodward, esquire, of Cpton, Backs, by his second wife 
Elizabeth Hony wood of Markeshall, Essex. ^ • ^-^ J" '^ "e^-o"" " ue, 
Maiden, JUa»s. Walter K. Watkins. 

ln^J^^Z%^t'°^i''''~V"'- ^P^'i^'^S Genealogy do., omit chUdren of 
Joseph bpauldmg, Sr., and jom the remaining list witi that of the son's 
children (Register, vol. 63, p. 380). For farther data consult records at Plaiu- 
fleld and WUlunanUc. Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mercy (JeweU) Spauld- 
mg. married Issac Shepard, Sr., of Plainfiela. Conn., son of Isaac Shepard of 
Coucord, Mass., by his wife Slary Smedley. Isaac Shepard, Jr., of Plainlield 
married Mary Gerould. This corrects the Spaulding work, and supplies the 
missmg wives for the two generations of Shiepards. 

Yale Station, New Maten, Conn. E. N. Sheppard. 

Brat, Talbot.— James Bray Late of New York, but now of GranvUle in the 
County of Annapolis in the Province of Nov* Scotia, to Edward Talbot Late of 
New lork, but now of the Township of Granville in the County & Province 
aforesaid by Virtue of a Grant for the Lands at Digbv. Sissibou, &c. for the 
use ot the Loyalists, Granted by His Exctilencv Govem-jr Parr : under the 
grant & Seal of the Province A. D. 1784. land on the North side Sissibou River. 
Signed by James Bray and Elizabeth Bray, her Mark, 10 Mav 1784. Witnesses ■ 
XT c -^i^Gregor, Bartholomew Witherell. Raoorded 6 Aug! 1784 in Bridgetou, 
N. S., Registry of Deeds Office, vol. 5, p. 138- 

Marble/iead, Mass. Mrs. Sap.ah D. Cropley. 

,y,^^^:r'^^I^ statement in Ward's '• Genealogy of the R;ce Familv" (p. 6) ^ 
that Edward= Rice's second wife, Anna, wa.s the mother of all his chUdren 
except the eldest is contradicted by an unrecorded deed in nv possession from 
Edward to his son Jacob, signed by him and ais wife Agues 'with their marks, 
before Peter Rice, Benjamin Rice, and John Banister, and dated 27 Nov 1701. 
Edward Rice acknowledged the deed 22 March 1 703. before Ja^ies Nuwel Justice 
As Edward's children were bom before l')72, his first wife, 
have been their mother. According to Barrrc 
was Agnes Bent. 

ffm Brookfield, Mass. Miss Elizabeth A. Rice. 

TisBCRT, Mass., Vital Records,— The following items, copied from a famUy 
record m the possession of James F. Luce of West Tisburv. Mass., and now a 
part of the town records, were received too la;<; for incorporation in the " Vital 

80 Notes [Jan. 

Kecords of Tisbury, Mass., to the year 1850," and are given here as supplemeni- 
. ing that volume. 

John Cleveland bom Dec. 2, 174S 

" " died Oct. 19, 1825, aged 74 years-lO mo.-13 days. 

Catharine Look bom April 16, 1758 

John Cleveland & Catharine Look married their Children 

Love Cleveland born March 31, 1777 

died Nov. 18, 181-*, aged 36 years-6 mo.-12 days. 
James Cleveland born Dec. 24, 1778 
Nancy Cleveland bom Dec. 3, 1780 
John Cleveland born Feb. 14, 1783 

" " died Sept. 12, 1801 in Martiiiique-18 yr.-7 mo.-18 days 

George Cleveland bom Nov. 13, 1785 

" " died Mar. 15, 1S09 in Havanah-24 yrs.-4 mo.-26 Days 

Axon Cleveland bom April 20, 17S8 
Betsy Cleveland born July 30, 1790 
PoUy Cleveland bom Oct. 2, 1793 

" " died Oct. 20, 1792, aged 18 days 

David Cleveland bom Sept. 2, 1794 

" . " died Aug, 30, 1834, aged 41 years. 

Prudence Luce bom July 26, 1781 

James Clevelaiid & Pmdence Lnce Married Nov. 21, 1802 their Children 

bom — died 
Sophronia Cleveland Nov. 6, 1804-Oct. 25, 1819, aged 14 yrs.-ll mo. 20 days 
George W. Cleveland Oct. 20, 1806-at Sea in 1851 aged 45 years 
Dency L. Cleveland Aug. 4, 1812 
A Son July 2, 1815-July 2, 1815 
Lorenzo D. Cleveland July 6, 1822 

Notes i-rom TiSBrrKY Chukch Kkcoeds. — ^The following memoranda were 
taken from the Records of the Congregational Chnrch at Tisbury, Mass. : 

John Mayhev? of Chilmark was the first minister of Tisbury, but not or- 
dained. The time when is unknown. 1673 \sic\ 

Josiah Torrey the first ordained Minister at TUbnry was ordained 1702. 

Nathaniel Hancock was ordained 172Z. 

George Daman was ordained Oct^ 1760 

Asarelah Morse was installed Dec l". 1784 [" Apr. 5, 1799 " written in pencil 
— evidently date of resignation]. 

Nymphas Hatch was ordained Oct, 7"". 1801 [" Jane 26 1819 " written in 
pencU — possibly date of resignation or death] 

' [In pencil] 

Ebenezer Chase June 19, 1835— Dec 25, 1843 

John Walker Feb. 15, 1843 May 1847 

Henry Van Houton Apr 20 1849 Apr 1850 

Lot B. Sullivan Nov. 16, 1851 

3 CoU May 1852 

In August 1807. there were 196 dwelling booses in Tisbury & 216 Families. 
185 dwelling houses in Edgartown & 192 Families. 88 dwelling houses in 
Chilmark & 101 Families. 

lu August 1807. there were 32 blacks in Tisbury pure Indians & mii'd, at 
Gayhead 240 at home & abroad, at Choppoquidoc 60! at Farm neck 10. 

The conveyance of this island was from the Earl of Sterling to the Duke of 
York From the Duke to Sir Francis Lovelace From him to Thomas Mayhew Sen'. 

Boston. AucE L. Wesigatk. 

WiTHERSPOON, Knox.— In the " Witherspoon Memorial " and many other pnb- 
lications there has appeared during the last hundred years the statement that 
John Witherspoon, D. D., the " Signer", was a descendant of John Knox, the 
celebrated Scotch Reformer of the sixteenth century. That statement appears 
to rest entirely upon family tradition. In "A Vindication of the Discipline and 
Constitutions of the Church of Scotland," Rev. Thomas Walker, minUter of 
Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, and a brother to the mother of John Wither- 
spoon, incidentally stated, on p. 379. that he was " one of the descendants " of 
John Knox. This statement was published in 1774, orer two hundred years 
after the death of the great Reformer. Between 1572 and 1774 six generations 

1910] Notes 81 

lived, and at least three of those died before Rev. Thomas Walker published his 
statemeut of desceut. 

Briefly stated, the Reformer had a daughter Elizabeth Knox wlio married in 
1594 Rev. John Welsh, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh in 1588, who 
■was minister at Selkirk. Kirkcudbright, and Ayr, in Scotland, and who was 
exUed to Joosac and St. Jean d'Angely in France from UiOC to 1622. Their 
daughter Louise (Luyse) Welsh was b. at Jonsac, France, May 13, 1613. 

After the death of Rev. John Welsh his widow returned to Ayr in Scotland, 
and made her will Jan. 8. 1625, mentioning In it her daughter Louise. In Notes 
and Queries, Sth ser.. vol. 7, p. 202, it is stated that Louise Welsh was living 
with her only surviving brother. Rev. Josias Welsh, at Templepatrick, Co. An- 
trim, Ireland, in 1632. " 

All trace of her from this time onward appears to be a matter of conjecture. 
Rogers, in his "Genealogical Memoirs of John Knox," pp. 147, 152, stated that 
Louise Welsh probably married. No evidence has been found that such was the 
case. He then stated that she probably lived in Fifeshire. There is no docu- 
mentary evidence of such fact. He next says that she probably had a daughter. 
The evidence of such a fact is wanting. 

When the Rev. John Welsh, son of the Rev. Josias Welsh of Templepatrick, 
was making a preaching tour through Fifeshire in 1674, one John Blackader 
wrote in his MS. Memoirs that he was "acquamted with a young gentlewoman 
In Fife, a consin of Mr. Welsh, and that she is an enthusiastic admirer of Mr. 
Welsh's preaching." At this time she " visited the parish of Kilconquhar, some 
distance from her home, to hear Mr. Welsh." If we knew that John Welsh had 
only one cousin and that that cousin was the daughter of Louise Welsh, his 
father's sister, we should have a basis for the assumptions which follow. But 
we have to assume further that the assumed daughter of Louise Welsh maiTied 
a certain David Walker who was bapt. at I.ieslie in Fifeshire, I'eb. 7, 1630, and 
that this " gentlewoman" "or her sister" became the mother of Rev. Thomas 
Walker and of his brother the Rev. David Walker, the latter of whom is reputed 
to have been the grandfather of John Witherspoon. Summarizing from a study 
of all the ac^res-sible data this Knox descent rest on the assumptions : 

(1) that Ix>nise Welsh married ; (2) that she lived in Fifeshire ; (3) that she 
had a daughter : (4) that that daughter married one David Walker of Leslie; 
(5) that the la;--t-named woman had a son David Walker; (6) that her asstuned 
son David Walker was the Rev. David Walker, whose brother Rev. Thomas 
Walker claimed to be a descendant of John Knox. Therefore, the alleged Knox 
descent of Rev. John Witherspoon rests upon six successive suppositions, no 
one of which has any documentary evidence nor original record to support it. 
It is traditional and extending over a period of two hundred years. 

Maiden., Ma-fi. Geo. Walter Chajiberlam. 

BARNAnD, TiiroTT, Wadsworth.— On page 322 of the 1846 edition of Hin- 
man's " Puritan Settlers of Connecticut " appears this statement : " Wads- 
worth, Capt. Joseph, of Hartford, son of Hon. William, sen'r., was bom in 
1650. He m. for his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, 
of Hartford ; for his second wife he m. Mary, the widow of John Olcott. She 
had been the widow of Thomas WeUes, a grandson of Governor Welles. Her 
maiden name was Mary Blackleach. daughter of John, jr. His wife Elizabeth, 
d. Oct. 26, 1710. His second wife Mary survived him. His children were all 
by his first wife." 

The " Talcott Pedigree in England and America," compiled by S. V. Talcott, 
of Albany, was printed in 1876. On pages 35 and 36 of this work is a notice of 
Elizabeth, daughter of L;eut.-Col. Jolm Talcott of Hartford, and wife of Joseph 
Wadsworth. Ic this notice the statement is made regarding Wadsworth : " He 
married for his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Bartholomew Barnard, who 
died Oct. 26, 1710. for his second. Elizabeth Talcott, and for his third Mary 
Blackleach. widow first of Thomas Wells, and second of John Olcott. His 
children were all by his first wife." 

In the "Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut," printed in 1886, 
is a chapter on the -Original Proprietors " of Hartford, "based on materials 
collected by J. Hammond" Trumbull.". On page 265 of the first volume it is 
stated regardinz Joseph Wadsworth, seventh child of William: "Joseph, b. 
ab. 1647; this was Capt. Joseph, the hero of the Charter, a man of prominence, 
and some turbuLecce of character: freeman, 1676; Lieut, in Pliilip's War, and 
afterward Capt. of the Hartford trainband. He m. Elizabeth dau. of Bartholo- 

82 N'otes [Jan. 

mew Barnard, of Hartford; she d. Oct. 2G. 1710, having been the mother of all 
his children; he m. (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Lt.-Col. John Talcott. and (3) Mary, 
dflu. of John Blackleach of Wethersfield. who had been widow of Thomas 
Welles and John Olcott." 

Was Joseph Wadsworth married more than twice and did he marry a daughter 
of Bartholomew Barnard ? 

Bartholomew Barnard made his will March 9, 1691, and in it bequeathed to 
his " daughters Eliza. Wadsworth, Sarah Steel and Mary Bunce." This wUl was 
presented to the Hartford County Court in April 1698, and is recorded in Tolume 6, 
reverse end, page 7s of the court records. Filed witli the will, hut not recorded, 
is the following affidavit : 

" Thomas olcott Aged 28 years or ther Aboute testitieth as foloweth that in 
the time of my father Barnards last sicknes that I se Elizibeth wodsworth the 
wiffe Thomas wodworth goe to his bed side and I heard hir say to him I haue 
heard something of Tour will and I under stand its Lik to go eery hard with 
John for ther is A grat many Dets for him to pay and I hear you haue giuen the 
cattell and the things to the girlls : And then my father Barnard Answered and 
said I thought of it before yon spoke and it troubles me I wold haue my will 
taken and that pertickler alltred and I will haue my Dets payed and then the 
Best tak it Amoungst you* and further I heard Elizabeth wodsworth speaking 
aboute the Com and the meat and then my father Barnard said I wUl not haue 
it taken from John and aUso I heard him say that John shall haue this bed I now 
lie npone : Elizabeth wodsworth Aged forty six years or ther aboute testifiet to 
the Aboue writen 

Swome in Court ApriU the IS"". 1698 
Attest Wm Whiting Cler" 

The records of the Hartford County Court, volume 3, page 166, show that 
Thomas Wadsworth and his wife Elizabeth were married before December 6, 

One of the appraisers of Barnard's estate was Joseph Wadsworth. It is sus- 
pected from this fact Hinman inferred that he was the one whom Barnard's 
daughter Elizabeth had married. A son-in-law would hardly have been appointed 
an appraiser, not being a disinterested party. 

Document 47 in volume i of " Private Controversies " in the Connecticut 
State Library reads as follows : 

"May \5^ 1691: To the Hon« Gen" Assembly now siting in Hartford The 
hranble petition of Jos : Tallcottof Hartford in ther Maj" Colony of Conectient 
in N : England, sheweth. y' where as Lift Coll : John Talcott, of fore s"' towne 
& Colony ; y« Honourd father of your poor petitioner, departed this life upon 
y« 23'! day of July 1688 haneing made no writen wiU for y* setelment of his 
personall estate this Colony then being under y« Gouerm' of his Excellency S' 
Edmon Andross K' : aplycation was made to him by my brother in laio lift Jos 
Wardsworth :* for leeters of Administration upon y* s"* estate without which 
ther could be no legall desposall made, therof. upon which aplycation, his Ex- 
cellency granted y« same unto my Hon"" Unci Sam" Tallcott of wethersfeeld & 
Lift Jos Wardsworth of Hartford." The rest of the document relates to Tal- 
cotts claim to the whole of his father's real estate under the English law. 

The records of baptisms of the First or Centre Church of Hartford, which 
begin in 1685, show that Joseph Wadsworth had a son Jonathan baptized Feb. iO, 
1686-7. Capt. Joseph Wadsworth made his will July 6, 1723, which was pro- 
bated March 2, 1730-1. By this will he gave to his son Joseph, besides other 
property, " The 4 acres of Laud at Brother Talcott's upper lot which 1 have by 
agreement with Brother Talcott." * He also gave property to his son Ichabod. 
(Hartford Probate Records, vol. 11, reverse end, page 16G.) -:, 

The records of burials in Hartford in possession of the Connecticpt Historical 
Societv show that Ichabod Wadsworth, aged 90, was buried May .5, 47^8, and 
that Joseph Wadsworth, aged 96, was buried August 25 of the eamey^?,4nak- 
ing them born about 1682 and 16>!8. 

On page 33 of the reverse end of the first volume of Land r*c»r4«-of the 
Town of Hartford, being the " Book of Distributions," is this entry : " Mrs. 
Elizabeth Wadsworth wife of Capt Jos Wadsworth dyed Octo 2K, 1710." In 
his wUl before referred to Joseph Wadsworth says that " having given a jointure 
in full satisfaction to my wife Mary, I proceed to bequeath my estate to my 
• Not italicized in the original. 



From the foregoing it will be seen that Elizabeth, danghter of Bartholomew 
Barnard, evidently became the wife of Thomas Wadsworth before December 6, 
1677, and was still his wife in April 1C98 : that Jusi>ph Wadsworth was married 
in lt>S2 or earlier, tliat in May 1691 he was a brother-in-law of Joseph Talcott, 
and that his wife Elizabeth, evidently Talcott's sister and the mother of his 
children, died in October 1710. Thus, for at least sixteen years from 1682 to 
1G98, both Thomas Wadsworth and Joseph Wadsworth were living in Hartford, 
each of them with a wife Elizabeth. The wife of the former being the daugh- 
ter of Bartholomew Barnard, and the wife of the latter being the daughter of 
Lieut. -Col. John Talcott. 

There is no evidence that Joseph Wadsworth was married more than twice, 
first, before 1GS3, to Elizabeth Talcott, who was the mother of his children and 
who died October 26, 1710; and secondly, between April 1712 and May 6, 1722, 
to Widow Mary Olcott. Frank F.4RNSW0RTH Stakr. 

MidcUetotcn, Conn. 

Grjkt, Webb, Warxt-r, Hoiaiks.— Seth Grant (Zeth Graunt) emigrated to 
New England in June 1632. Among his fellow passengers were William Wads- 
worth, John Talcott, William Goodwin, and John White.* The following year 
all but Grant had become resident of Newtown, later called Cambridge, Mass. 
If Grant did not remove to Newtown when his feUow passengers did, he cer- 
tainly was there in 1634. t 

Among the residents of the town was also Richard Webb. 

Grant and Webb were among the persons who, in 1636, went through the 
wUdemess and made a settlement on the Connecticut River which they called. 
Newtown and, in February 1636-7, Hartford. On page 359 of the first volume of' 
the Hartford Land Records, which is known as the " Book of Distributions," 
is a record of the lands of Seth Grant under the date of February 1639. 

Thus far no record has been discovered of his marriage or the births of any 
children, nor is there any record of his death. An inventory of his estate, dated 
" March the i"' 1646," Is printed on pages 4S1 and 482 of the first volume of the 
" Colonial Records of Coi^ecticut," but the records do not show any action on 
the estate. 

On pages 313 and 507 of the " Book of Distributions " reference is made to 
" Seth Grant's children." On page 25 of Vital Records, in volume 1 of Land 
Records of the Town of Middletown, is entered the marriage, in February 1654, 
of Robert Warner and Elizabeth Grant, and the births of their children, the 
second of whom was named Seth, and the youngest Mehetable. March 31, 1687, 
Robert Warner sold 42 acres of land on the east side of the Connecticut River 
in Hartford which had been laid out to Seth Grant, and March 1, 1702-3, Robert's 
son Seth sold land in the same town which had been recorded to Seth Grant'.J 
These facts go to show that Warner's wife was a daughter of Seth Grant. 

June 19, 1650, Nathaniel Ely and Richard Olmsted, of Hartford, for them- 
selves and others of that town, one of whom was Richard Webb, entered into 
an agreement " for the settlinge and plantinge of Norwaike." § 

An inventory of the estate of Richard Webb, who " deceased July last," was 
taken October 5, 1665, and was presented to the court at Fairfield, November 1 
following, by the widow, who was appointed administrator. |1 " Elissabeth webb 
widowe the relliquc of Ridiard webb formerly of norwaike deceased the twentie 
fowre of January 1680." % The Fairfield Probate Records show that in March 
1681 several persons appeared in court and made claim to the estates of both 
Webb and his wife. Part of the entry read thus : 

" Alsoe Richard Holmes Impleads right to a portion out of the estate of the 
said Elizabeth by verlu of his wiues realation to her." *• The court decreed that 
" Richard Holmes is to haue Twenty pound part of it in the bed and its furni- 
ture as it was prized on the Inuentory which is eight pounds the rest of the 

• Register, toI. 14, pp. 300, 301. 

t Records of the Town and Selectmen of Cambridge, 1630-1703, pp. 4, 5, 9. 
t Hartford Land Records, " Book of Diatribations, p. 508, and vol. 1, p. 147. 
J Norwalk Land Records, vol. 1, p. 60. 
J Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 8. 
i Norwalk Land Records, vol. 1, f. 69. 

"The italics in this and the following quotations are the contributor's. 

84 I^otes [Jan. 

Legasy its desired that sum particular things in the Innentory that was her owne 
fathers Shee may haue at Inuentoiy price." • 

Richard Holmes of Xomalk. " aged 60 years and upwards," made his will Octo- 
ber 31, 1704, in which he gave to his wife Sarah the life use of all his real estate 
" and at her death to her near kinswoman Mehetable Warner now liring with 

The inventory of the estate of Sarah Holmes, widow of Richard, is among 
the flies of the Fairfleld Probate court. On the document is an indorsement 
which shows that Mehetable Warner, "now surviring," was nearly related to 
said Sarah Holmes '-and loas her owne sisters child", and that soon after the 
death of the child's mother " this sarah holmes the childs own aunt leent tip to 
Middletown and brought this child home to her husband." The court decreed 
that " Sundry children of Robert Warner dec'd of Middletown are the next of 
kin in equal degree to said Sarah," and ordered the estate divided among them 

The foregoing proves beyond question that Seth Grant had at least two child- 
ren : Elizabeth wife of Robert Warner of Middletown, and Sarah wife of Richard 
Holmes of Norwalk. 

The settlement of the estate of Webb and his wife shows that they had in their 
possession property which had belonged to the father of Sarah Holmes (Seth 
Grant) , and that Holmes claimed part of the estate of Elizabeth Webb "■ by vertu 
of his wiues realation to her." The inference is that Elizabeth, wife of Richard 
Webb, was the widow of Seth Grant and, at least, step-mother to Sarah Grant, 
wife of Richard Holmes of Norwalk. Fraxk Fabsswobth Stabk. 

Middletown, Conn. 

Notes fkom Engush Recokds.— Andrewes v. Warren. 8 April 1G31. The 
answer of Thomas Warren defendant to bill of complamt of Thomas Andrewes. 
Thomas Banister, son and heir of William Bannister. Samuell Freeman,; in- 
tending to got to Newe England, which he did shortlie after, did by letter of 
attorney dated 1 March 1629 constitute this defendant together with Francis 
Webbe, Diar, and Job Veah, Apothecarie, to be his attorney. Suit as to the 
money received under the power of attorney. (Chancery Bills and Answers, 
Charles I., A9 : 60. 

Andrews v. Sherley.§ 15 Feby 1640-1. Orators Richard Andrewes and John 
Beanchamp, Cittizens and Marchants of London. Whereas in 1625, 1626, and 
1627 there was a treaty between your Orators and one James Sherley, Cittizen 
and Goldsmith of London, concerning their mixing together to mainteyn a trade 
and adventure with the Gov'uer and the rest of the p'temers of Plymouth plan- 
tacon in New England. It was agreed that they and each of them should adven- 
ture and putt into stock to the purpose aforesaid the sum of £ 1 100 or thereabouts 
apeece and that the said James Sherley should receive and dispose thereof in the 
said trade and adventure and shonld be sole factor and agent in the said trade. 
Orator Richard Andrewes paid James Sherley £1136 for his said share, and John 
Beauchamp paid £1127 as his share. James Sherley pretendeth that hee did 
alsoe add the some of £1190 -for his share. James Sherley refuses to produce 
accounts and to show the profits of the adventure, so a vfrit of subpena is asked 
against James Sherley. 

30 March 1641. The answer of James Sherley defendant to bill of complaint 
of Richard Andrewes and John Beanchamp. That Richard Andrewes llveth at 
Rotterham in Holland and has been made a party to this suit without his consent. 
That the said compts and this deft were at sevall times soUicited and drawn 
into this adventure at the earnest p'swasion of one Isacke AUerton, agent for the 
planters of Plymouth in New England, to whome they gave authority. Object 
to obtain accounts. A copy of an account was deliuered to Edward Wiuslowe 
a planter who became agent in the room of Isaacke Allerton, March 1631. He Is 
ready to give an account to the planters. Bonds to M' Robert Hudson, M' Bat- 
tell, M' Frost, and Peter Bullteele. (Chancery Bills and Answers, Charles I., 

Andrewes v. Glover. 6 Aug. 1644. Orator Thomas Andrewes, Citizen and 
Leatherseller of London, and Damaris his wife, Samuel Craddocke of Thisleton, 

• Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 1675-89, p. 86. 
f Ibid., vol. 1702-50, p. 3.3. 
t See Lechford's Note-Book, p. 266. 

?See Bradford's Flimonth Plantation, pajsim ; Lechford's Note-Book, pp. 1S9-80; 
Arber's Pilgrim Fathers; .icd <ioodwiii's Pilgrim Republic. 

1910] Notes 85 

CO Rutland, clerk, and Samuel Craddocke son and heir apparent of Samuel Crad- 
docke, Matthew Cv[inegible'],* John Craddock, Sarah Craddocke, Elizabeth 
Craddocke, Rebecca Craddock, Dorothy Craddocke, Jane Craddocke, Audrey 
Craddocke, and Hanna Craddocke, children of Samuel Craddocke. Matthew 
Craddocke t of London, Merchant, owned lands in New England, made his will 
9 Nov. 1640, and gave one third to his wife Rebecca, another tliird part to 
Damaris his only child, mentioned brother Samuel Craddocke, Samuel Craddock 
junior, a student in Emanuel College in Cambridge, Matthew another son of 
Samuel, brother and sister Sawyer, sister Dorothy Sawyer. Damaris has mar- 
ried your Orator Thomas Andrews, Rebecca the exor has married Ricliard Glover 
of Plashett, Essex, gent. Legac«ys and discovery of Testators estate. Defts 
Ric. Glover and Rebecca his wife. Hanna Jordan cousin of Matthew the Tes- 
tator. Testator died 27 May 1641. Richard Glover and Rebecca married 11 
March 1642. [Many interesting details as to ships and trade mentioned in this 
suit.] (Chancery Bills and Answers, Charles I., A51 : 60.) 

17 Dec. 1646. Commission to Henry Colbome, creditor of Richard Glover, 
late of the parish of St. Swithin in the City of London, to administer goods, 
etc. (P. C. C, Admon. Act Book, 1646). 

New England v. Littleton. 4 Feby 16G6-7. Orators The Company for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in New England. Defts. Timothy and Edward 
Littleton. Subject of suit a rent charge of £20 per ann. founded by W™ Little- 
ton of the More, co. Salop. (Chancery Bills and Answers before 1714, Bridges 

Abstract of wiU of Nathaniel Higgins of Cape Codd in New England, now 
Mariner on His Majesty's Ship Torbay, Capt John Gascoigne Commander. 
Trusty friend and shipmate Thomas Brown of St Mary, Hackney, all my estate 
and to be exor. Dated 23 Nov. 1743. Abr" Scares and Hen. Crich witnesses. 
4 Dec. 1746 Administration with the will annexed of Nathaniel Higgins, late of 
H. M. Ship Hornett, Sloop, a batchelor, to Sarah Browne, widow, the attorney of 
Thomas Brown sole exor. now on board H. M. Ship Nottingham. (P. C. C, 
Edmonds, 354.) 

Benjamin Milton, bom at Boston, New England, aged 34 in 1777. A. B. In 
H. M. Ship Monarch. David Pearce, bom at Rhode Island, H. M. Ship Monarch. 
(Admiralty Pay Book, Series II.) Gerald Fothehgllx. 

11 Brussels lioad, New Wandsworth, London, Eng. 

[Notes.— Samuel Freeman was of Mailing, Kent, about five miles from Maid- 

James Sherley, goldsmith, Candlewick Street Ward, London, was the son ot 
Robert Sherley, gentleman, of London, and Mary, daughter of George Holman 
of Godstone, Surrey, and grandson of Robert Sherley, Cheshire. James married 
Mary, daughter of William Mott of Colchester, Essex, and granddaughter of 
Robert Mott whose will is given in Waters's Gleanmgs, p. 1135. 

Thomas Andrews was the son of that Thomas Andrews who was interested 
in the Plymouth Colony and who held many Important offices under Parliament. 
The elder Andrews was one of the treasurers of ordnance, a commissioner of 
customs, and lord mayor of London in 1649, 1650, aud 1651. In 1649 an act 
was presented in the House of Commons to authorize the Speaker "by laying 
on the sword " to create him a knight. In 1659 he was Governor of the East 
India Company. Another son, Nathaniel Andrews, in his wUl gave to his father 
the reversions in his lands, while his wife left £20 to her father, Aldennan 
Andrews, and mentioned her sister Damaris Andrews (Waters's Gleanings, 
p. 1300). Of this family was also Peter Andrews, who married Rachel, daughter 
of John Vassal, ancester of the New England family of that name. 

Thomas Andrews and Damaris Craddock had a daughter Damaris. This 
granddaughter of Gov. Craddock married Sir Edward Abuey. " Edward Abney 
of Wilsley, Co. Derby, gent, bach' aged 29 second son of James Abuey of the 
same. Esq', and Damaris Audrewes Spin', about 18 dau. of. Thomas Audrewes 
the younger, late of St Margaret's, New Fish Street, London, dec'd, with con- 
sent of her mother Damaris Cudworth, alias Andrewes, now wife of Dr. Ralph 

» Possibly the Miithew Cradowcke who r> at Ashbrittle, 11 June 1629, Bridgett 
Bishoppe. " See Phillimore and Seager's Somerset Parish Registers, vol. 9, p. HI. 

t See Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 121; Aspinwall's Notarial Records; 
Register, vol. 9, pp. 122-5; Dictionary of National Biography, vol. i. pp. 1361, which 
has numerous references to authorities; Alumni Oxoniensis, 1500-1714, vol. 1, p. 344; 
and Medford Historical Register, vol. 9, pp. 1-15. 

86 Notes [Jan. 

Cudworth Master of Christ's College, Cambridge, to be married at St Gregory's 
or St Dionys Backchurch London". Tliis was under date of 20 Jiilv"l661. 
Dame Damaris (Andrews) Abney was buried at Willesley 9 June 1G87.' There 
also were buried her daughters Damaris 30 Oct. 1677, and Ann 1 Dtc. 1692. 
Anotlier daughter, Frances, aged 19, was licensed to marry, 5 July 1686, Sir John 
Parker, widower, aged about 31, of Formoyle, Longford, Ireland. Their son 
Abney Parker was of Gray's Inn 1 May 1705. 

Damaris, dangliter of Matthew Craddock by his first wife, Damaris , 

was baptized at St. Swithin's, Canongate, London, 1 Nov. 1623. On the death 
of Thomas Andrews, the leatherseller, she married Rev. Ralph Cudworth, brother 
of James Cudworth of Scitnate, Mass. The Cudworths were an old Lancashire 
family descended from John Cudworth of Werneth, who had married Margery, 
daughter of Richard Oldham, lord of the manor of Oldham. Their great-great- 
great-grandson, Ralph Cudworth of Werneth Hall, married Jane daughter of 
Arthur Ashton of Rochdale. A second SQn by this union was Rev. Ralph Cud- 
worth, who was a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He held the liv- 
ing of Cudworth, near Chard, Somerset, and was rector of Aller, Somerset, 1609, 
where he died in 1624. He was chaplain of James I, and married a nurse of 
Henry, I'rince of Wales, by the name of Machell. On the death of Dr. Cud- 
worth his widow married Rev. John Stoughton of Aldermanbury, London, 
who also succeeded Cudworth at his death as rector of Aller. He is referred to 
in the extract from the "Diary of John Rous" (Registek. vol- 21, p. 2oO). 
Dr. Stoughton's will is given in Waters's Gleanings, p. 179. He there men- 
tions two daughters, Jane his wife, and her father John Browne of Frampton, 
Dorset. Cudworth's widow must have died between Dec. 1634 and 1635, and 
Stoughton then married in 1635 a second wife, Jane Browne, who was then 
the widow of Walter Newborongh, rector of Simondsburr, Dorset. After 
Stoughton's death she married, in 1659, Thomas Burwell, M. D., of London. 
Mary ,_ daughter of Dr. Stoughton, was buried at Frampton in 1640, and his 
widow Jane, then wife of Dr. Burwell, was buried in Frampton Church in 1679. 

A son was bom to Rev. Ralph Cudworth at AUer in 1616, who was given the 
name of Ralph and who was the husband of Damaris Andrews. He became a 
philosopher and theologian of note, being " one of the most eminent of the Lati- 
tudinarian Divines." He was a Fellow of Emmanuel, Regis Professor of Hebrew, 
and wrote many works on religions subjects. In 1650 he was presented to the 
living of North Cadbury, Somerset, made vacant by the resignauon of Rev. 
Benjamin Whichcote. In 1654 he became master of Christ College, and about 
this time married Damaris Andrews. He was intimate with Thurloe, secretary 
to Cromwell. He died at Cambridge in 1688, and is buried in Christ College. 
The widow, Damaris Cudworth, daughter of Matthew Craddock. was bnnied 
at High La vers, Essex, in 1695. A very elaborate marble tablet bears this in- 
cription : " Damaris Cudworth Relict of Ralph Cudworth D' of Divinitie, and 
Master of Christ's College Cambridge. Exemplarie for her pietie and virtue, 
for her studie of the scriptures, Charitie to the -poore, and good will to all, 
and an excellent Wife, Mother, Mistress and friend, lies buried in the middle 
between this and the opposite wall. She was bom the 23 Oct- 1623 and, after 
a life made easie to herselfe and others by the unalterable evenness of her 
temper, she died as one that goes to sleepe without disease or paine the 15 
Nov. 1695, in fuU hope and expectation of a happy resurrection.'' The only 
daughter of Rev. Ralph and Damaris (Craddock) Cudworth was Damaris, bom 
in Cambridge, Eng., 18 Jan. 1658. Damaris Cudworth, aged 21. of Cambridge, 
was married with the consent of her father, Rev. Ralph Cudworth, after 24 
June 1685 at St. Andrews, Holbom, London, to Sir Francis Mas ham of Gates, 
in High Lavers, Essex, baronet and widower, then aged 36. She was his second 
wife. Lady Masham wrote many religious works, and was the friend of Locke, 
who lived with the family and of whose life she wrote an account in the -• Great 
Historical Dictionary." Lady Masham died 20 Apr. 170S, and is buried in the 
middle aisle of Batli Abbey. Her son Francis Cudworth Masham. accomitant 
general to the Court of Chancery, died 25 May 1731, the last of his branch. A 
life of Lady Masham is given Ln Ballard's " Lives of Ladies." Rev. Ralph Cud- 
worth (1617-16*8) had sons Charles, who died in 1684, ?nd John, who died in 
1726. He is also given as father of Ralph (circa 1650-1690). This last Ralph 
was father of William (^^690-1763). The latter's younger son Benjamin married 
Marie Marple. Benjamin Cudworth's son Benjamin married Mary Sheppard, 
and had issue. A sister of the second Benjamin, Elizabeth, married William 
de Whitebrook. Their two sons were WUliam Marie Aymer de Whitebrook 
and J. Cudworth de Whitebrook of London. 


1910] ^Yotes 

r^Z' Samuel Craddock, a student at Emmanuel College at the date of Oov 
?^n^^l ^''"''- ""^^ ^^^^'•"'^^d at North Cadbury, Some^rset, and became a Nonl 
b^mlrnnl tj^^"^'^ money from the estate of Walter Craddock of Wick- 
Sdock; * "'" famUy descended from an micle of Gov. 

Richard Glover, who married Gov. Graddock's widow, was of Plashett Essex 

r Beni^min Whif^hiT^"."'*'" ''f -^^f '"^''^ °^ «'°^«^^ his ^'dow'ma rfed 
JUr. Kenjamm \\ hit^hcote of Emmanuel College, sometime minister of St Law- 

^°ff 1.1,1; ^"H^-'r*^ '°° "^ ChrL.topher ^\Tilchcote, of Stoke Salop by hTs 

S^Ma? 683 Ld"f ''Hr/nfmr;'.^?. f "IT^ '^'°P- '''■ WhichTo'te'dred 
uj iuay lo^d agea /4. His name, with that of John Harvard and others is in a 
wmdow of the chapel of Emmanuel College at Cambridge, Eng ' * 

l»nH c if "^ °^ **"" Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New En?- 
^ the nn^pT'f'''^ 7r"'- ^^- P;.'"- "■"'""" ^'"I'^ton was of the s^me TamUj 
ff hat i^Aod of ?h Jnf '""' (R|«\^ VOL 41. P- 364) and the eminent lawyei^ 
oi tnat period of that name. (See Alumni Oxoniensis ) 

fo?"* nveTiho<^""A*'Silf '^■^ ^' °""; ^^'•' ■°'^°y °f ^'>°"» foUo^ed the sea 
HifJ S^priTiG. ^wITkk k: W.^s°]" "^' "^^'^-^^ *'"^°' -^^ ''°- - 

PttGRiM MoNTJMEXT, Provincetowx, Mass.— It may be of interest to nnh- 

tne i-Ugruns of 1620. The list, which follows, was kindly furnished to me hr 
the contractors, Karanagh Brothers Company of Quincy, Mass The oDnSibn 
tors are of Massachusetts unless otherwisTstated contribn- 

Boston. Mass. tt « 

' Henkt E. Woods. 

Abington Gloucester Michigan Sorietv 

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Artillery Company 
Biddeford, Me 



Bristol, R. I. 












East Bridgewater 








Harvard College 

Hatfield - 





Kittery, Me. 






Little Compton, E 













New Bedford 



North Attleborough 

North Brookfield 





Portsmouth, N. H. 





Rhode Island Society 








Scots' Charitable Society 
















West Bridgewater 









HiGGiNSON. — The parish register of St. Peter's. Kottingham, contains the 
following marriage record : " Franciscns Higginson dnxit uxore Ana Herbert 
OctaTO die Januarij 1615" (Phillimore, Nottingham Marriages, p. 19). 

This appears to be the marriage record of Eev. Francb Higginson, minister 
of the First Church of Salem, and his wife Ann. 

He was ordained deacon at Cawood Castle Sept. 2.5. 16U, by Tobey Mathew, 
Archbishop of York, when he was called curate of Scredingham. and was or- 
dained priest at Bishopthorpe Dec. 8, 1614. He was collated (mstituted) Apr. 20, 
1615, by the Archbishop of York, the patron, to the rectory of Barton-in-fabis 
in the county of Nottingham, which he resigned Apr. 4. 1616 (Archiepiscopal 
Registry of York, Institutions Sandes, 1572 to 1619, ff. 431, 433, 437. 447; Reg- 
ister, 52: 348). Barton-in-fabis is six nules southwest of Nottingham, near 
the border of Leicestershire. From 1617, or thereabouts, to 1629, the time of 
his emigration, he was connected with the parish of St. Nicholas. Leicester, 
when he styled himself "minister "and afterw«rds "lecturer" (Register, 52 : 

There was a tradition that Aim, wife of Francis HQggiiison, was a sister of 
Gov. Theophilus Eaton, but Hannah, sister of Gov. Eaton, was unmarried when 
named in her father's will in 1616 (New Haren Hist. CoUs., 4 : 186. 7 : 5), and 
married, Dec. 5, 1622, Joseph Denmaa, in the parish of St. Mary Woolchurch, 
Haw, London, where, on Dec. 3, 1622, Theophilns Eaton married his first wife, 
Grace Hiller (Parish Reg. St. Mary Woolchurch) . The mention of "Coz» 
Hayler" in a letter of Col. John Higginson (3 Mass. Hist- Soc. CoUs., 7 : 219) 
and of " Tho : Hayler " (Higginson Letters. Ms.) , and also the recurrence of the 
names Grace and Judith in the Hiller and Higginson families (Re< "■jr, 46 : 118) 
suggests that the connection between the Higginsons and Theop . Eaton may 
have been a relationship between Bev. Francis Higginson and t' .iUers of the 
parish of St. Mary Woolchurch. V isix Hall. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

Historical ijrTELiJGENCE 
Croplbt. — Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, Mass., is compiling a " Me- 
morial of the Cropley Family," which will include references to the allied fami- 
lies of Proovost, Van Nuyse, Doriand, BtrdsaU, Baldwin. Alsorp, Marshall, 
Morse, Robbins, Cheney, Wight, Allin, Goild, Clark, Phillips, HaU, Hooper, 
Munro, Hammond, and 'Thurston. 

History of Annapolis, N. S. — ^Hon. A. W. Savary, Annapolis Royal, N. S.. 
is now engaged in compiling a small supplementary volume of the History of 
Annapolis for the purpose of correcting errors in the genealogies and memoirs. 
He desires to have such persons as know of errors in the genealogies send in 
corrections, as many have already done. 

Ely, Revell, Stacye — 'A historical narrative of these families, which were 
among the founders of Trenton and Burlington in the province of West Jersey, 
1678-1683, is in press. It will also inclade a genealogy of the American de- 
scendants of Joshua Ely of Trenton. For particuiars address D. B. Ely, Mont- 
clair, N. J. 

FuLEBKOWN. — Mr. C. B. Fillebrown. 77 Summer Street. Boston, Mass., will 
issue, by January 1910, the Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family, with biographi- 
cal sketches. For particulars apply to the compQer. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their ovrn families 


J^oles 89 

and other information which they thinly may be useful. We would sucsest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be commuuicated 
especially service under the U. S. Ooverume'nt, the holdins of other offices,' 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in 
full if possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Chestnut.— Her. Ellas Boudinot Stockton, 211 Clifton Avenue, Newark, N. J., 
is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of John Chestnut, who died in 
Camden, S. C, in 1818. 

Custer. — Milo Caster, 304 Court House, Bloomlngton. 111., is coUecting ma- 
terials for a genealogy of the descendants of Paul Custer (or Kirster), who died 
in Germantown. Pa., about 1700 (?). 

Duston.—'SiTs. Mary D. P. Watson. Village Station, Deny. N. H.. is prepar- 
ing a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Duston, who died in Haverhill, 
Mass., in 1722. 

J^erm.— Morris P. Ferris, 676 West End Avenue, New York City, is gath- 
ering materials for a genealogy of the descendants of Jeffrey Ferris', who died 
in Greenwich, Conn., in 1G58, and of Zachariah Ferris, who died in 1711. 

Frtcft.— Rev. John Ashley Chapin, Tilton, N. H., is collecting material for a 
genealogy of the descendants of the Rev. James Fitch of Norwich, Conn., who 
died at Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 8, 1702. 

French.— Charles N. French, 153 La Salle Street, Chicago. HI., is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of Aaron French, who died in Pennsvlvania, in 

Guerard.—Miss Erla Roberts Swain, 120 Walnut Street. Wilmington. N. C, 
is preparing a genealogy of the descendants of Pierre Jacob Gaerard. who was 
bom in Normandy. 

Hubby.— Uonin G. Hubby, 617 Caxton Building, Cleveland. Ohio, is compilmg 
a genealogy of the descendants of William Hobby, who was bom in Boston in 
1634. Also a genealogy of the descendants of John Hobby of Greenwich, Conn. 

i^MCfcins.— Henry W. Hardon, 60 Wall Street, New York City, is preparing a 
genealogy of the descendants of Robert Huckins, who died in Dover. N. H., in 

Lyle. — Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblehead, Mass., is gathering materials for 
a genealogy of the Lyle, Lysle, Lisle, LyeU, Lyall families of New England 
descent, and would like to hear from any genealogists meeting the name in 
original records. 

Mackrill. — Charles N. French, 153 La Salle Street, Chicago, HI., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of Benjamin Mackrill, who died probably in 
Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

3Iunger. — Jeremiah Ely Munger, 709 Worthington Street, Springfield. Mass., 
is collecting material for a' genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Munger, 
who died in Guilford, Conn., in 1668. 

Pomeroy. — Albert A. Pomeroy, South Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio, is 
compiling data for a genealogy of the descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, who 
died in Northampton, Mass., in 1673. 

S'iioic— William B. Snow, 79 Dexter Street, Maiden, Mass.. is gathering 
materials for a genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Snow, who died ih. 
Eastham, Mass., in 1676. 

Stockton. — Rev. Ellas Boudinot Stockton, 211 Clifton Avenue. Newark. N. J., 
and T. C. Stockton, M.D., Keating Block, San Diego, Cal.. are preparing a 
genealogy of the descendants of Richard Stockton, who died in Burlington 
County, N. J., in 1707. 

Tingle. — Raymon M. Tingley, Herrick, Pa., is gathering materials for a fene- 
alogy of tRe descendants of Samuel Tingle, who died in Maiden. Mass.. in 1666. 

n'ardeU., WardwelL—UeThert E. Peckhara, 314 Pierce Building, Boston, 
Mass., is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of William WarieU or 
Wardwell, who was bom in Lincolnshire (?), Eng., in 1604. 

Worcester.— Miss Sarah Alice Worcester, 33 Trowbridge Street. Cam'nridge, 
Mass., is collecting data for a genealogy of the descendant; of Rev. V,"Uiiam 
Worcester, who died in Salisbury, Mass.," in 1662. 

Book Notices 


IThe editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the informstion 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by I»ov. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

Oiles Badger and his descendants. First four generations a»d a portion of the 
fifth, sixth, and seventh generations, by John Cogsweu, Badges. Manches- 
ter, N. H., printed by the John B. Clarke Company, 1909. 8« pp. 64, illos. 
Price f 1.00, post paid. Address the author, 191 Sagamore Street, Manchester, 
N. H. 

Sergeant John Badger, the only child of Giles, was born in Newbury, Mass., 
in 1643. His children and grandchildren are fully recorded, but beyond the 
fourth generation not all the lines are carried out. Amons the descendants 
mentioned is the Rev. Edward GriflSn Porter, late president of the New Engtand 
Historic Genealogical Society. In his preface the author states that all cor- 
rections and additions are most welcome, and that if snch data are not printed 
in a larger edition of this genealogy they will be deposited with the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society, Concord, N. H. 

Ball Family Records. Genealogical memoirs of somf Ball families of Great 
Britain, Ireland, and America, compiled by Bev. Wiuxasi Ball Wright, 
M. A. Second edition, enlarged and revised. York [Eng.], printed for the 
author by the Yorkshire Printing Company, Ltd., 1908. 4» pp. 199-H-|-T2, 
iUus. Price 21s., net. Address the author, Osbaldwick Vicarage, York, Eng. 
Although the greater part of this scholarly production concerning the Bajl 
families relates to branches that belong in Co. Dublin, Ireland, several lines 
connected with Philadelphia and Virginia are also included, the latter setting 
forth the ancestry of Mary, daughter of Col. Joseph Ball and mother of George 
Washington. The appendix contams some valuable notes relating to the 
Standish family of Lancashire, Dublin, and Rathbeggan, Co. Meath, and men- 
tions Capt. Myles Standish of Plymouth. The book is the restilt of careful, 
scientific research, and therefore of real worth and usefulness. The illustra- 
tions are chiefly portraits, well reproduced, and the book is printed on good 
paper. There is an index. 

The Bates Bulletin. Vol. 11, August, 1909. Special number. 8» pp. 12, illus. 

An account of the Bates Family Association, and sketches of some of its 

ofllcers and prominent members, are the chief themes to which this special 

number is devoted. There are a dozen portraits, and a view of the house of 

Joshua Bates. 

Beatty-Asfordby. The ancestry of John Beatty and Susanna Affordb^, tcith some 

of their descendants, by Mrs. Rudolph Samuel Turk. New York, Frank 

Allaben Genealogical Company, 1909. 12»pp. 184, illus. Price §4.00, postage 

15 cents. Address the publishers, 3 West 42d Street, New York City. 

William Asfordby of Stayne-in-the-Marsh, Co. Lincoln. Eng.. and Ulster Co., 

N. Y., brought to this country a " parchment containing twelve generations of 

his English ancestry, compiled by the then Herald of Arms, E. Chester" [sic]. 

The material in this parchment has been arranged in the form of text, and con- 

.^itutes the first part of this volume. Susanna Asfordby. the daughter of Wil- 

ifam, married John Beatty of Ulster Co., N. Y., 7 November 1C91. Their de- 

sOTndants are Tjrought down to the seventh generation. As both female and 

male lines are recotded here, other names beside that of Beatty are found in 

the\Becond part, and the name of Gary has many representatives. The book is 

priced on good paper and is indexed. An inartistic title-page opqps the book 

rather inauspiciously by giving the name of the author incorrectly. 

The John Gary Descendants. Rev. Seth Gary, Fresid^nl. Dorchester, Mast. 
Bulletin No. 8 New Series. September 1909. 8° pp. 4i^6, part. 

•All the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice Lcckeha Wesxcats of Bosto::. 


JBook Notices 


A brief notice of the late Rev. Otis Cary, D.D., missionary of the American 
Board in Japan, and one of his poems, form the principal items In this issue, 
•which is illustrated with his portrait. 

The Clark Genealogy in the United States, by Dr. A[lmon] W. Clark. Stam- 
ford. X. Y., press of the Mirror-Recorder, 1907. 8° pp. 149, illus. Price, 
cloth S3.00; half-morrocco §4.00. Address the author, Jefferson. Schoharie 

Co., N. y. 

Randall Claris, the progenitor of that branch which settled at Blenheim Hill. 
N. Y., was born 28 October 1788, in Charleston, R. I., the son of Job Clark and 
Anna (Wilcox) Heron. A record of his descendants, including both male and 
female lines, occupies the first sixty pages. The second part, caUed " Ancient 
Clarke History from Providence, R". I.," is followed by a brief record of " Other 
Clark Families." Most of these families belong in New York. Obituary notices 
from newspapers are added to many of the biographical sketches, and numerous 
portraits and views of lioraesteads are used as illustrations. The quality of the 
paper leaves much to be desired. There are several indexes, and the volume is 
bound in cloth. 

Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, by Richaud Henry Greeke, A.M., LL.B. 

New York, privately printed, 1909. 8° pp. 145, iUus. 

William Greene has finally been proved to be the ancestor of this family, to 
the satisfaction of the author, who gives a record of nine generations and a 
mention of the tenth. The articles appearing in the Register for January 1903 
and in the thirty-ninth volume of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record are combined, with additional matter, in this book. Portraits and home- 
steads appear among the illustrations, and there is a good index. The print is 
clear, and the work Is appropriately bound in green cloth. 

Extracts from British Archives on the families of Halley, Hawley, Fyke, etc.. by 
Eugene F. McPike. (Second series). New York, reprinted from the Maga- 
zine of History, 1909. 9,° pp. 31. 
The Probate Registry at Lichfield, the parish registers of Alconbnry, Somerset 

House, London, and Dublin are among sources from which these notes were 


Eleazer Hamlin and his descendants ; their homes, by Mtra Sawyer Hamlix. 

Bangor. Me., privately printed, 1909. 8° pp. 46, illus. 

This delightful little book does not claim to be a comprehensive genealogy, 
but the author says in her brief foreword that its object is to trace the relation- 
ship of some closely allied families. Eleazer Hamlin married first Lydia Bon- 
ney and settled in Pembroke, where eleven children were born to them, four 
bearing the names Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. Later Eleazer lived in 
Harvard and Westford, Mass. Some of his sons settled in Maine, and among 
their descendants were Hannibal Hamlin, the statesman, and Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, 
missionary at Constantinople and founder of Robert College. The book is weU 
illustrated with many views of the interesting homesteads of the family, which 
are also described In an entertaining manner. 

Sorton Family Tear Book. Descendants of Isaac Horton, compiled by B\"ron 
Barnes Horton. New York, The Grafton Press, 1909. 16° pp. 3.5. 
The ancestry of Isaac Horton is traced to Barnabas Horton of Southold. Long 

Island, as early as 1651. Following the account, given here of his descendants 

there is a list" of those who were'living in June 1909. The " Horton Family 

Address List " closes this little handbook. 

Bichnrd Ingersoll of Salem, Mass., and some of his descendants, by Major-General 
A. W. Greely, U. S. a. Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1909. 8° pp. 22. 
This genealogy of the first five generations of the descendants of Richard, 
who came frora~"Bedfordshire, Eng., in 1629, is a valuable and useful addition 
to the records of the families of Essex County. It is well compiled, and excel- 
lent in arrangement and appearance. It is reprinted from the forty-fifth volume 
of tlie Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. 

92 Book Notices [Jan. 

Descendants of Thomas Lake of Stratford, Conn., by David Minor Lake, Albert 
Edward Lake, Arthur Crawtobd Lake. Chicago [Fergus Pointing Com- 
pany]. 1908. 8<> pp. 144-[2]. Address Albert Edward Lake, 171 La Salle 
Street, Chicago, 111. * 

The preface states that " this record is complete only as to one branch of the 
family of the founder," and that the present generation of that branch is well 
given here. Scant attention is paid to the names that do not appear again as 
the line is carried forward, and there is no indication what names will be found 
further on in the genealogy. It is hoped that more biographical material may 
be given when this family is published in book form. The dates of birth, how- 
ever, are well supplied, and there is an index. 

The Lawrence Kin. [By Rev. Anson Tttds.] 12» pp. 8. 

This is a reprint from the Boston Ecening Transcript for 16 January 1903, 
written at the time of the election of Abbott Lawrence Lowell to the presidency 
of Harvard University, and describing at some length the family of his mother. 

Megister of the JUiddlebrook Family, descendants of Joseph Middlebrook of Fair- 
field, Conn., by Louis F. Middlebrook. Hartford, Conn., 1909. 4" pp. 411, 

A limited edition has been issued of this admirable genealogy, which is un- 
usually well-made and artistically bound in blue cloth and gray paper. It is 
clearly printed on good paper (an important point in a volume intended fc* 
service and durability), and is furnished with two indexes. Ten generations 
are recorded, and the author states in his preface that " no marked deviation, 
remote from the Middlebrook surname." will be encountered, as " the principle 
adopted has been not to diverge into collateral branches in female lines very 
much." An appendix of nearly one hundred pages contains wUls, inventories, 
deeds, surveys, and letters. 

Moffatana Bulletin. Published by George West Maffet, editor and historian- 
in-chief. July 1909. Vol. I, No. 4 Lawrence, Kan. 4° pp. 17-28, illos. 
The genealogy of this famUy is in preparation, and all members of the family 
are urgently requested to send their records to the editor. He emphasizes the 
fact that the book will preserve the history of each individual more permanently 
than even a gravestone, and that no fee is required in order to have the record 
printed, as is osoal in the case of county histories. A view of Moffatdale and 
Moffat Water, Scotland, are among the illustrations. 

The Descendants of John Mowrg of Bhode Island, by William A. Mowrt, Ph.D., 
LL.D. Providence, R. I., Preston and Rounds Company, 1909. 8° pp. 292, 
illus. Price $3.00. Address the author, Hyde Park, Mass. 
Those who are familiar with the earlier books compiled by this writer — 
Nathaniel Mowtt's Descendants, and Richard Mowry's Descendants— wUl be 
delighted to know that Mr. Mowry has here published his gleanings relating to 
the descendants of John Mowry, the brother of Nathaniel. About two thousand 
names are included in this account, which contains many family anecdotes, and 
is illustrated with twenty-nine full page half-tones and as many fac-simile auto- 
graphs. A steel engraving of the venerable author appears as a frontispiece. 
The volume has an index and a substantial cloth binding. 

Some descendants of John Norton of Bramford. 1622-1709, with notes of other 
emigrant Xortoiis, [by] Walter Whittlesey Norton. Lakeville, Conn., 
The Journal Press, 1909. 8° pp. 67, Ulus. 

The beginnings of a Norton genealogj- are contained in this pamphlet, which 
gives a li~t of all the Norton emigTants,"a brief bibliography of the books con- 
taining Norton genealogy, and short sketches of Nicholas of Martha's Vineyard 
and George of Salem, Mass. The preface states that this pamphlet was issued 
to stimulate interest in the family genealogy. 

John Parish of Groton, Mass, and some of his descendants, by Roswell Parish, 
Jr. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 8° pp. 12. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 

1910] Booh Kolices 93 

and he became a resident of BiUeHca ^n 1 n? ^ s^ ^^"^^ overcome by him. 


^rTorel!"^S'^^U- fSS PrSl\nd T" -.^-'"-'^^ «"<^ ^".'a„rf. 
pp. 81, Ulus. 'i?r«™ Al,5^e""\rbert A^^on"?" ^''°r°^' ''°"-] «° 
PomeroyFamUvAssodation Sanduskv Oh7o °'"''°'' ^"'''"^'^ °^ *''« 

SS'g«- SSif„ -jJi-- --«- r.^^^^^^ 

in n^2 ^Tw"' • ^* "'^ °^ '^^™'~' °^ ^'^"'J'^"- Eng., settled in Eehoboth, JIass 
with the fourth ^en-Sri ?''°''''° °^,,t^^«^*t "^^'^^ generations, but beginn ng 

"1^^ wS'^^ "lS.t^^^:(y^,.f ^^^^^V--P^^^ ^^ ^~CK HOW- 

94 Booh Notices [Jan. 

William Wells is supposed to have come to America from England shortly 
before the Revolution. HI? sympathies, however, were wkh the colonies, for, 
enlisting from Chesterfield. Mass., in 1775, he took part in the Battle of Bunker 
Hill, and was present at other engagements. The names of l*ratt. Doty, and 
Eddy have many representatives, as they are carried out in some of the female 
lines. The book is well printed, indexed, and suitably bound. 

Genealogy of the ancestors and descendants of John White of Wenham and Lan- 
caster, Mass. 1574-1909. Volume IV. By Almira Lakkin White. Ha- 
verhill, Mass., press of the Nichols Print, 1909. 8° pp. 210. illus.. plan. Price 
$5.00. Address Myra L. White, 73 Broadway, Haverhill. Mass. 
The branches in this volume are not connected with each other, the preface 
states, but each is connected with the earlier volumes. It contains the ancestry 
of John and Joane (West) White, and the appendix gives the ancestry of Mary 
Gawkroger, alias Platts, wife of John Prescott. The book will be especially 
welcome to those who wish to see the continuation of their line. There is a 
good index. 

Colonel Joseph Belt. A paper read before the Society of Colonial Wars in the 
District of Columbia, 25 March, 1909, by Caleb Clarke Magkuder, Jr., 
A.M., LL.B. Annapolis, Md., Advertiser-Republican Print- 1909. 8" pp. 36, 

Not only the biography of Colonel Belt (bom in 1680 in Anne Arundel 
County, Md., died in 17G1 in Prince George's County, Md.) bat also some ac- 
count of the genealogy of his family is given in this paper. He was a descend- 
ant of Humphrey Belt, who landed in Virginia in 1635. An extended account 
of his military and public services comprises the bulk of this pamphlet, which 
has as its frontispiece a photograph of Chevy Chase Manor, boilt by Col. Joseph 
Belt about 1722. 

Capt. Samuel Flint and William Flint, by D. Webster King, inth the Thirteenth 
annual report of the Peabody Historical Society, 1908-1909. Peabodv [Mass.], 
press of C. 5- Shepard, 27 Lowell Street, 1909. 8° pp. 22, UIils. 
This paper on Samuel and William Flint, who took part in the Revolutionary 
War, was read before the Peabody Historical Society on the nineteenth of April. 
A list of the Revolutionary soldiers, whose graves have been idtatifled by mark- 
ers, is also given with the usual report for the year. 

John Foster, the earliest American engraver and first Boston print/^, by Samuel 
Abbott Green. Published by The Massachusetts Historical Society at the 
charge of the Waterston Funi No. 2. Boston, 1909. 4» pp. Ii9, Ulos. 
The careful research of many years has gleaned the materials for this 
biography of John Foster, the earliest engraver in what is now the United 
States, and the first printer in Boston. Few facts concerning his life could be 
found, and much that has been discovered concerning him is recorded here by 
reproductions of his engraving, and photographic reprints of some of the title- 
pages of the pamphlets printed by him. The book, which is canefully finished 
In every detail, also includes a " Biographical list of titles printed by Foster," 
" Titles probably printed by Foster," and " Engravings by Foster." 

John Johnston of New York, merchant, by Emilt Johxston Deforest. New 

York, privately printed, 1909. 8" pp. 195, Ulus., chart. 

Quaint and charming are many of the anecdotes related here C'f the life and 
travels of a prominent New York merchant in the early part of the nineteenth 
century. His trips to his boyhood home in Scotland, and his jocmey with his 
family, by carriage, through Europe, disclose many experiences hardly dreamed 
of in the days of modem railway and postal service. A delightful glimpse of 
the social life of 1830 is also aflTorded by the extracts from " the party book." 
The volume is illustrated with rare views of New York, some Pdrtch scenes, 
and several portraits. It is a pleasure to see a book so well made aLd so artistic. 

George Leavens Lilley. Memorial proceedings of the Senate and of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of Connectirut in joint convention. 21 May 1909. Hart- 
ford [Conn.], published by the State, 1909. 8° pp. 21. illus. 
A portrait of the late Governor Lilley forms the frontispiece of tLL- pamphlet. 

which contains the speeches that were delivered at this memorial service. 


Booh JVoiices 95 

Facsimile of Pere M'lrquf. tie's Illinois Prayer Book. Its History, h>j the owner. 
Col. J. i.. HrBF.iiT Neilso.v, M.D. Published by the Quebec Literary and 
Historical Society in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding 
of Quebec, July 1608. Quebec, 1908. 16" pp. 12+[176]. 

Each page of this prayer book, written in the language of the Illinois Indians, 
and used for years by that famous Jesuit missionary, Pere Marquette, is here 
reproduced with the utmost care, every print being so clear that the dialect can 
be studied from trie photographic facsunUe. When Marquette and Jolliet made 
the long journey in 1673 that resulted in their discovery of the Mississippi 
River, this prayer book, and the pewter bowl and spoon also photographed here, 
undoubtedly formed part of Marquette's traveUing equipment. These three 
articles were given to the grandfather of the present owner by the last Jesuit 
in Canada, in gratitude forhis kindness in sending to the missionaries for many 
years the Qi.fbec Gazelle, the official journal of the colony, of which he was the 
editor and printer. The Quebec Literary and Historical Society has issued a 
volume of unique value and interest. 

In mem-oriam Jamrs San''.jrd Morgan, born 2 Dec. 1S78 in South Coventry, 

Conn., died then 22 Mar. 1909. [n. t. n. p.] 8° port. 

Several tributes to the useful, upright life of this gentleman, a life-long resi- 
dent of South Coventry, where he held several town offices, are reprinted from 
various issues of the WiUimantic Journal and the WilUmantic Chronicle. 

Memoir of Francis Jeicett Parker, by William Carver Bates. Boston, Press 
of David Clapp i Son, 1909. 8° pp. 6, illus. 
This Is a reprint from the Register for July 1909. 

Colonel John Quincy of Mount Wollaston, I6S9-1767. An address delivered 
23 February lOOS under the auspices of the Quincy Historical Society, by 
DAiiiEL MuxRO WiLSOX. prepared in collaboration with Charles Francis 
Adam.^. Boston. George H. Ellis Company, printers, 272 Congress Street, 
1909. 8» pp. 80. Ulus. 

Contemporaneous with the Provincial period of Massachusetts history. Col. 
John Quincy has shared the fate of oblivion that covers the epoch in which he 
lived and played his part, and it has been with difficulty that the incidents of 
his remarkable career have been rescued from the forgotten past. All the 
addresses tliat were delivered on this commemorative occasion are here reprinted 
in full, and many appropriate illustrations embellish the volume. 

Eev. Timothy Foster Pogers. fourth pastor of the First Congregational Unitarian 
Society. Bernardfton, Mass., by LucY Cutler Kellogg. 1909. Greenfield, 
Mass., Press of E. A. Hall and Company. S" pp. 14. 

This memoir of one of the early ministers of Bemardston celebrates the one- 
hundredth anniversary of his ordination, which took place 20 September 1809. 
He was the son of Timothy Rogers and Hannah Foster, and was bom 18 March 
1781 in TewksbiuT-. Mass. A plan of the meeting-house shows the location of 
the pewj, and gives the names of their respective owners. 

Journal of an American prisoner at Fort Maiden and Quebecin the War of 1812, 
edited by G. M. Faikchild, Jr. Quebec, privately printed by Frank Carrel, 
Limited, 1909. t- pp. 32, iUus. 

Few p-ersonal records, if any, are available for the study of the War of 1812 
on the frontiers. Although tiie name of the author of this straightforward 
daily chronicle of events on a prison ship is not given in the journal itself, the 
editor finds immistaJiable evidence of its having been written by Surgeon's Mate 
James Reynolds, who was deputed by Surgeon-General Edwards of the American 
forces to take charge of the sick on the two vessels despatched from Maumee 
to Detroit, but which were captured by the British, 2 July 1812, at Fort Maiden 
(Amhei-stburg) . True appreciation of the value of personal records that relate 
to historical events Ls shown by the publication of this diary, which seems to be 
without a contemporaneous parallel. 

Genealogy, heraldry, history, biography. New York, N. Y., Frank AUaben Gene- 
alogical Company. 3 West Forty-second Street. 120 pp. 135. 

96 Book Notices [Jan. 

This finding list of tlie material published by this prolific genealogical companT 
may be found a useful addition to the researcher's workshop. More restraint 
in the heading and title-page designs would be In keepiug with good taste. 

A history of Chatham, Mass., formerly ConstabJeimc.k or Village of Monomoit, 
by William C. Smith. Part I- Hyannls, Mass., F. B. and F. P. Goss, pub- 
lishers, 1009. 8° pp. C-l-106, Ulus., maps. Price $1.00. Address the author, 
Chatham, Mass. 

This history will delight the stndent by its scholarly presentation of facts, 
its disregard "of myth and tradition, and the breadth of research, particularly 
in the records of ^rly explorers, on which this narrative is based. Frequent 
use is made of maps, and the unusual number of foot-notes will be helpful to 
anyone wishing to make special study of any particular point. The full ac- 
count of WUliam Nickerson will be interestmg to his descendants. 
The genealogies of the families of Cohasset, ifassachiisetts, compiled under the 
direction of the Committee on Town History by George Lymax Davenport 
and Elizabeth Osgood DA^'E^rpoRT, with other chapters supplementary to 
the history of Cohasset by Rev. E. Victor Bigelow, published in 1898. Pub- 
lished under the auspices of the Committee on Town History, 1909. [Boston, 
Mass., Stanhope Press, F. H. Gilson Company.] 8° pp. 12-|-631, illus. 
This excellent record of all the families of Cohasset, arranged in alphabetical 
sequence, covers nearly five hundred pages and will make a welcome and useful 
addition to the history of the town published in 1898, with which this record 
was first designed to appear. The delay in publication has been caused by the 
great amount of time and labor required in genealo»ical compilation. 

Interesting supplementary historical chapters bring the town's record down to 
date. The deep-sea captains of the town, the wrecks that have occurred on its 
shores, and the life saving station, receive attention, as do the musical associar 
tion and the officers of the town, many of whose portraits are among the illus- 
trations, which also uiclude views of town buildings. K. E. H. G. Standard 
paper is used, and the genealogical material is arranged on the Register plan 
The printing and binding are unusually good. 

The Bench and Bar of Litchfield County, Conn., 1709-1909, by Dwight C. 
KiLBODRN. Litchfield, Conn., published by the author, 19C'9. 8» pp. 344-|-10, 

The Lichfield Law School, "the first law school of this country," rightfully 
receives a large measure of attention in this volume. Views of the two little 
story-and-a-haLf buildings in which it was held, and portraits of prominent men 
who came from every state then in the union to study here, are among the illus- 
trations. Preceding the alphabeticallT arranged sketches of members of the bar 
are reprints of some valuable and rare addresses relating to the Litchfield Bax, 
now out of print. Among the Southern students the most prominent was John 
C. Calhoun of South Carolina. Even the original of " Old Grimes is dead "(Wil- 
liam Grimes, a runaway slave, who became general servant to the students of 
the Law School) is not overlooked. There is an index. It is regrettable that so 
good a book was not printed on better paper. 

Genealogical and family history of the State of Maine, compiled under the edito- 
rial supervision of George 'Thomas LrrTLE, A.M., Litt. D., and including 
among other local contributors. Rev. Henry S. Bl-rrage. D.D. and Albert 
RoscOE Stubbs. Four volumes. ^'ew York, Lewis Historical Publishing 
Company. 1909. 4» pp. 294-2283. 

To those who have seen the previous sets of county histories issued by this 
company, these four large, heavy volumes will present a familiar appearance, 
in their full leather binding. The illustrations are many, and are all well-repro- 
duced portraits of men whose family history is sketched here. The publishers 
say they believe that the work includes "the main stem of every family tree of 
every family of any importance in Maine." It may be true, however, there 
are some old families wjiose records are already in print, and who do not wish 
to incur the expense of being included in this publication, but doubtless they are 
few in comparison with the great number here included. 
Early Eecords of the Town of Manchester, formerly Derryfidd, X. B., 1801- 

1816. A complete and exact transcript of the Bea-rds of thi Clerks as Kritten 


BooJc Notices 97 

in (he Old Derryfield Book Xo. 2, pages 202 to 3S2, Vol. HI, pages 1 to 111 
iin:ltisive, comprising Vohime III of the printed records of the town. Volume 
X Manchester Historic Associoiioii Collections. Edited, with introduction, 
notes and index, by George W'jxdo Browne. Manchester, N. H. Published 
by autliority of the City Council, under the auspices of the Manchester Historic 
A"ssociation. 1908. [Prmted by the John B. Clarke Company, 1909.] 8» pp. 
429. Price §2.00. Address Fred W. Lamb, 452 Merrimack Street, Manches- 
ter. X. H. 

The work of printing the town records verbatim et literatim, begun so wisely 
and so well in the eighth volume of this Society's collections, is continued in 
the same careful manner in this publication. In the sixteen years' records here 
printed some of the mo?t interesting topics that received the consideration of 
the voters of the town were the '• securing females for teachers " (deemed inad- 
%isablej, the establishment of a singing school (approved, but no money raised), 
and the separation of church and town afl'airs. Industrial progress was ad- 
vanced by the openmg of the Blodget canal around Amoskeag Falls, and in 1810 
the first manufacturing in the vicinity was 'started. In June of tliat year the 
name of the town was changed from Derryfield to Manchester. This book is 
clearly printed on good paper, is indexed, and bound suuilar to the other vol- 
umes in the series. 

Collections of the Xeio Brunswick Historical Society. No. S. St. John, N. B., 

Barnes & Company, 1909. 8" pp. 113-297, Ulus. maps. 

An account of Brigadier-General Monckton's expedition to the River St. John in 
September 1758, and the beginniug of the first permanent settlement of the Eng- 
lish on the shores of St. John harbor, opens this number of the magazme, which 
also contains valuable historical and geographical documents relating to New 
Brunswick (including many extracts from the journal of Benjamin Marston), 
a record of the fouuding of the Church of England in Shelburne, and a list of 
the disbanded soldiers at Shelburne. 
Minutes of the Ck>mviissioners for detecting and defeating Conspiracies in the 

State of Xew York. Albany County Sessions, 177S-17S1. Edited by Victor 

HcGO Paltsits, State Historian. Volume I, 1778-1779 ; volume II, 1780-1781. 

Albany, K. Y.. published bv the State of New York, J. B. Lyon Company, 

State Printers, 1909. 4" pp" 836, illns. 

The carefm and conscientions publication of any state archives is beneficial to 
all students of history, but when the matter selected for such publication has 
bearing on a historical crisis such a, volume increases greatly in interest and 
range of usefulness. The commissioners, whose minutes are contained in these 
two volumes, were appointed to suppress the disafl'ection in the State, and seek 
out and arrest the enemies of the State. The book is finely printed on excellent 
paper, and an analytical index is in preparation and wUl be printed in volume 

North Carolina Booklet. Vol. IX. No. I. July 1909. Published quarterly 

by the North Carolina Society Daughters of the Revolution. 8" pp. 58. Price 

35 ceuts ; $1.00 a year. 

Eighteenth century legislation regarding Indians, slaves, and torles is the 
subject of the first article in this magazine, which also contams sketches of 
Thomas Person aud Flora McDonald, and genealogical memoranda. 
Vital Records of Spencer, Mussachusetls. to the end of the year 1S49. Systematic 

Histnry Fund. Worcester. Mass., published by Franklin P. Kice, Trustee of 

the Fund. 1909. 8" pp. 276. 
Colonial Families of America, by Frances il. SinTH. Vol. I. New York, 

Frank Allabeu Genealogical Company, 1909. 12° pp. 358, illus. Price $2.00, 

postage 10 cents, .■iddres? the publishers, 3 West •12d Street, New York City. 

This is the first volume in a series of seven, each of which will contain his- 
torical sketches of forty American families. The origin of the family name is 
accounted for in an entertaining, popular style, and the historj' of tlie family in 
Europe receives similar treatment. Mention is made of those who have given 
Colonial and Revolutionary service, although the exact record is not inserted. 
Each sketch is illustrated by s.1 least one coat-of-arms, and it is to be feared that 
many will be misled by the juxtaposition of text and illustration. There is a 

Booh Polices [Ja 

resemblance in some of them to the heraldic frauds of John Coles of Boston in 
the latter part of the eighteenth century. 

The Magazine of History, with notes and gttfries. Extra Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7. 

WiixiAii Adbatt. New York, 141 East 2oth Street. 4" paged variously. 

The extra numbers of this historical magazine are made up of reprints of rare 
articles, none of which are now in print. Of the ten titles contained in the five 
munbers above-mentioned four relate to Revolutionary characters or events — 
the journal of Elijah Fisher 1775-1784 ; a sketch of Kev. Israel Evans, Washing- 
ton's chaplain ; Negroes in the American Army of the Revolution ; and George 
Washington as an angler. Two accounts of Capt. John LoveweU's expeditions, 
by Frederick Kidder and Samuel Eenhallow. and a sketch of John Chamberlain, 
Indian fighter, are the reprints contained in Extra No. 3. Thomas Brown's 
" Plain Narrativ" of 1700, " The Burial of George Augustus Lord Viscount Howe, 
1758," and " Never Caught— Personal adventures connected with twelve success- 
ful trips in Blockade-running during the American Civil War, 1863-64," by Capt 
Roberts, London, 1867, are other titles in this excellent series. 

The Transitorial Period, 1787-1789, in the Goternment of the United States, 
by Fkaxk Fletcher Stephens, Ph.M., Ph.D. TT^e University of MiisouH 
Studies, edited by W. G. Beown. Social Science Series, Volume II, Novem- 
ber 4. July 1909. Published by the University of Missouri. 4°, pp. 126. 
The different ways in which each of the thirteen original states elected ^its 
first representatives, senators, and presidential electors, and thus set the ma- 
chinery of government in operation, receive careful scholarly analysis in this 
monograph. It also traces the relinquishment by the separate states into the 
hands of the federal government, of their right to coin money, raise armies, and 
levy import and export taxes, and then discusses the political and constitu- 
tional questions involved in consequence of this transfer of power. Some of 
the paragraphs from current newspapers illustrate certain points well, and also 
cause amusement by reference to the pleasing fiction that " The People " are the 
"Masters of Congress." 

Amherst College, Class of Eighty-three. The record of a quarter century. Wal- 
ter Taylor Field, Chairman Editorial Board. Evaston— Chicago, The Kim- 
ball Press. Printed for the Class. 4° pp. 196. 

Biographical sketches of the members, usually illustrated by two photographs 
(one of the man at the time of graduation and the other in recent times), com- 
prise the greater part of this book and make it useful for reference, as well as 
entertaining for the Class. 

Dartmouth College, sketches of the Class of 1862, by Horace Stuart Cumuikgs, 
Washington, D. C, Geo. E. Howard Press, 1909. 8» pp. 145-|-[2], illus. 
Just twenty-five years before the publication of this volume Mr. Cummings 
Issued a collection of sketches which he had prepared for the Class, then twenty- 
two years out of college. This voltmie combines delightfully the earlier 
record with the present history of the Class. The old Class Day and Commence- 
ment programmes are reprinted, as well as the oration. Several appropriate and 
excellent illustrations adorn the volume. 

Harvard College, Class of 1868. Fortieth anniversary. Secretary's report num- 
bers. 1868-1908. [Boston, printed and published for the Class by E. O. 
Cockayne]. 8° pp. 261, illus. 

Tlie printed pages here numbered fill but half this stout volume, the second 
section being filled with portraits of the Class, in most cases the early photo- 
graph and the one of the present day being presented side by side, thus f ur- 
nishmg a most interesting study in individual development. Biographical 
sketches of the members, class day parts and poems, and similar matters are 
contauied in this report which also contains a reproduction of a graphic vital 
statistics chart of Harvard classes from 1830 to 1904. The book is finely made 
in every detaU, and sets a high standard for the reports of other classes to 

Second supplement to the history of the Tale Class of 1873, compiled by Freder- 
ick J. Shepard, Class Secretary. 8" pp. 366-485, Ulus. 

isnO] BooJc Xotices 

This supplement is chiefly distinguisiied by the portraits of the members of 
the Class. Au account of the J9ui reuiJou. and some additional information re- 
garding the Class, is added to the accoaut of the custody of the sur\'ivor's cup. 

Statutes of the Baronial Order of Bunii'Cmede, instituted 8 January 2S9S. [No 

title-page.] 8° pp. 63. Ulus. 

A list of members and officers is inclnded in this book, as well as the constitu- 
tion and by-laws of the organization, which is selected from the descendants " in 
the male or female line, of au ancestor who rendered actual service in, or before, 
the year A.D. 1215, towards securing the articles of constitutional liberty, known 
as the Magna Chart a, from John. King of Eugland, in the years 12U-1215." 
Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monumemt Association at the annual meeting, 17 

June 1909. Boston, Published bv tie Association [University Press, John 

Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U. S. A'.]!. 1909. 8° pp. 74 illus. 

The special address on this occasion was delivered by Andrew McFarland 
DavLs. on '• Early Experiments in Paper Money in America." The usual reports 
and officers are given in fhis number, which also contains portraits of Capt. Jolm 
Linzee, R.N., Maj.-Gen. Henry Clmton. K.B., and Gen. John Burgoyne. These 
three officers were in charge of the British forces on the day of the Battle of 
Bunker HOI. 
Addresses delivered before tht Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, 

and Year Book for' 1908-1909. July 1909. Publication number 14. 8° pp. 


A sketch of the career of Henry Hndsoai follows an address on " The Colonial 
Prologue to the Drama of the Revolution," which displays deep research and 
imusnal breadth in grasping the importaul phases in development of the desire 
for freedom in aU the thirteen colonies. 
Ohio Society of the Sons of the Beroluticn. Tear Book. 1775-1909. 8» pp. 

IGS, illus. 

In addition to the usual lists and reports naturally included in a year book, 
this issue contains fifty pages of biographical sketches of deceased members. 
The {Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Vermont. Charlired 12 November 

1894. 8° pp. 32, illus. 

The officers, committees, and members of this Society, together with the 
officers of the General Society, are printed in this pamphlet, which also contams 
'■ The Capture of the Slargaretta," a paper read by Hon. Robert Dewey Benedict 
at the fifteenth annual court at Burlington. Vt., 22 Feb. 1909. 
Journal of the Thirtieth Annual Contention af the department of Massachusetts 

Woraan's Relief Corps, auxiliary to the firand Army of the Bepublic, February 

16, 17, 1909. Boston, Griffith-Srillings Press, 368 Congress Street, 1909. 

8° pp. 416, illus. 

The reports submitted by the various cocamittees, and a record of the business 
of this convention, are contained in this creditable journal, which is illustrated 
by portraits of officers. It is indexed, weD-printed, and bound in dark blue 
The Tenth Begirnent Massachusetts Infantry 1861-1864, by Alfred 

S. Roe. Published bv the Tenth Reaimeat Veteran Association. Springfield, 

Mass. [Press of the"F. A. Bassette'Comirany, 1909.] 80 pp. 535, iUus. 

The story of the service of this western JIassachusetts regiment is told in 
pathetic detail, beginning with its departure from Springfield and recording all 
the marches aud battles it endured until its return to the warm welcome at home. 
The roster of the regunent is as complete as devoted efl'ort and perseverance 
could make it. An imusual munber of portraits will be found among the illus- 
trations. The regiment is fortunate in havtag had so able and devoted an his- 
torian. There Ls an index, and the volume is bound in brown cloth. 

The bau'e of Point Pleasant, a battle o'' the Eevolution, Oct^.her 10, 1774. Bio- 
ornpld'-al skrtrhes of thf. men xcho po r*A.:i;,-^ :- d . By Mrs. Ln'lA Nyi; Slmi'.so.v- 
■ P'TFENBAKGEr; Point Pleasant. West Virsiuia, The i?talc Gazette, UIU9. 
^ PP Ul.illu;. 

■^'OL. LXIV. 7 

100 Deaths [Jan. 

No official roster of tliis battle was kept, but as nearly complete a list a? could 
be made after years of research is contained in this book. About one htmdred 
of the men are given brief biographical sketches. An account of the monument 
erected to commemorate this battle, and the exercises connected with it* dedi- 
cation, are given in detail. 

Twenty-mile Encampment. Story of a reunion and the dedication of a tablet 
marking this historic spot at Twenty-mile Stream, 26 August 2909. 8° no p., 

This reprint from the Vermont Tribune, for 2 September 1909, gives an ac- 
count of the third annual reunion held at Cavendi>h, Vt. The illustration is a 
print showing the tablet erected to mark the Tweuty-mUe Encampment on the 
line of the British Military Road built by order of General Amherst from Fort 
No. 4 (Cliarlestown, N. H.) to Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Construction was 
begun in 1759. 

Note on the History of the Jews in Barbados, by N. Darnell Davis, C.M.G. 

8" pp. 129-148. 

As early as 1656 there were considerable numbers of Jews in the Barbados, and 
this reprint from number eighteen of the Publications of the Jewish Historical 
Society contains several petitions regarding the treatment accorded them, in 
spite of their denization. 

A century of population growth from the first census of the United States to the 
twelfth, 1790-1900. Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Cen- 
sus. S. N. D. North, Director. Washington, Government Printing Office, 
1909. 4° pp. 303, maps. 

Among the interesting groups of statistics in this report, table one hundred 
and eleven wUl probably be the most useful to genealogists, for it contains aU 
the names represented by at least one hundred white persons in the first census 
of 1790. Much amusement can be derived from the singular sources from wiiich 
our names are derived, as well as from the list of ludicrous and grotesque com- 
binations of given and surnames. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1905. Prepared under the di- 
rection of the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Volume J. Popula- 
tion and Social Statistics. Boston, Wriffht and Potter Printing Company, State 
Printers, 18 Post Office Square, 1909. 8» pp. 118+981. 


George Otis Atees, retired builder, bom Jajces Alexaxber BrLL, manufacturer, 

•27 Nov. 1838, in West Roxbury, Mass., bom 16 Apr. 1852, in Lyme, Conn., died 

died 21 July 1909, in Jamaica Plain, 15 July 1909, in Springfield, Mass. 

, ' T) J . r Hox. Robert Roberts Bishop, A.M, 

Joseph Bubier Bancroft^ president of ^l.B, associate justice of Superior 

', o To', "PTi"r^ Tr • ^"""J Court of Mass., died 7 Oct. 1909, in 

3 Oct. 1821, in TJxbndge, Mass., died Xewmn Ma«« 

25 Oct. 1909, in Hopedale, Mass. - c i u, ii.a.». 

Risar-Adm. Charles James Barclay, Hexrt Browxe Blackwell. editor, lec- 

U. S.N.,born 8 Sept. 1843, in Philadel- turer.born 4 May 182.5. m Bnstol, Ene, 

phia. Pa., died 26 .Sept. 1909, in Brook- died 7 ^ept. 1909, m Dorchester, Mass. 

line, Mass. Capt. Nathan Barnes Boctwell, U. S. 

Hon. Charles James Bell, ex-governor Customs Service in Boston, born 31 

of "Vermont, born 16 Mar. 1845,'inWal- Julv 1835, in Lvndeborou'ih. N. H_ 

den, Vt., died Sept. 1909, in New York died 13 Nov. 190;i' in Boston, Mass. 


-.-^ . ., !.= .-*«Bi . 




DunLET Buck, composer and organist, 
born 10 Mar. 1S39, in Hartford, Conn., 
died 6 Oct. 1909, in "West Orange, N.J. 

Charles Ltmax Carter, manufacturer, 
bom 8 Aug. 1829, in Rindge, N. H., 
died 6 Aug. 1909, in Winehendon, Mass. 

Lieut. Augustus Porter Chamberlaine, 
M.D, retired merchant, born 8 June 
1827, in Salem, Mass., died 20 Sept. 
1909, in HeartweUviUe, Vt. 

Donald Churchfll, A.B., M.D., surgeon 
in the Rhode Island Hospital, born 20 
May 1870, in Andover, Mass.. died 28 
Nov. 1909, in Pro\-idence, R. I. 

Charles Hen-rt Cobb, M.D., former dean 
of College of Physicians and Surgeons 
of Neir York C'itv, bom 17 Jan. 1844, 
in New Gloucester, Me., died 3 1 Oct. 
1909, in Boston, Mass. 

Allen Danforth, A.M., sometime bursar 
of Harvard University, and its first 
comptroller, bom 5 Jan. 1846, in Ply- 
mouth, Mass, died 18 July 1909, in 
Boston, Mass. 

MosEs Grant Dantell, A.M, educator, 
editor, bom 9 Sept. 1836, in Boston, 
Mass., died 18 Oct. 1909, in Roxbury, 

Charles Leroy Dean, manufacturer, for- 
mer mayor of Maiden, bom 29 May 
1844, in Ashford, Conn., died 29 July 
1909, in Maiden, Mass. 

Col. Theodore Atrault Dodge, U. S. A. 
(retired), LLJJ, military historian, 
born 28 May 1842, in Pittsfield, Mass, 
died 26 Oct.'l909, in Versailles, France. 

Lieut. John Dovtnes, TJ. S. N. (retired), 
bom 22 Jan. 1852, in Boston, Mass., 
died 7 July 1909, in Meredith, N. H. 

Judge Arthitr Francis Eggleston, A.B., 
for maov vears state attorney for Hart- 
ford Co.; Conn, bora 23 Oct. *844, in 
Enfield, Conn, died 30 Nov/1909, in 
Hartftird, Conn. 

CoL. Enoch Chan-dler Farrikgton, bom 
in Fr>eburg, Me., died 24 Oct. 1909, in 
Augusta, Me, aged 76. 

Thomas Hovey Gage, M.D., former pres- 
ident of Mass. Medical Society, born 
19 May 1826, in Waterford, Me, died 
17 Sept. 1909, in "Worcester, Mass. 

Hon. Francis Almon Gaskill, LL.D, 
associate justice of Superior Court of 
Mass., bora 3 Jan. 1846, in Blackstone, 
Mass, died 15 Jul v 1909, in Yorkcliifs, 

Hon. Gorham Du>£mer Oilman, merchant, 
sometime Hawaiian consul-general in 
New England, bora 29 Mav 1822, in 
Hallowell. Me, died 3 Oct. 1909, in 
Newton, Ma..?. 

Sylvester Clark Gould, journalist, bom 
1 Mar. 1840, in Weare, N. H, died 19 
July 1909, in Manchester, N. H. 

Hon. Richard Henry Hall, ex-mayor 
of Taunton, born 7 Nov. 1830, in Nor- 
ton, Mass., died 7 Sept. 1909, in Taun- 
ton, Mass. 

William Tokrey- Harris, A.M., Ph.D, 
LL.D.. educator, philosopher, former 
U. S. Commissioner of Education, born 
10 Sept. 1836, in North Killingly, Conn, 
died 5 Nov. 1909, in Providence, R. I. 

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine, A.M., ed- 
itor, author, born 24 Apr. 1841, in Bos- 
ton, Mass.. died 14 Sept. 1909, in At- 
lantic City, N. J. 

Rev. Williard Hall Hivklet, Sweden- fly 
borgian minister, born 1 Sept. 1831, in 
Baltimore, Md, died 29 Aug. 1909, in 
Dorchester, Mass. ' 

Edgar Holden, A.M., Ph.D., M.D., bom 
3 Nov. 1838, in Hingham, Mass, died in 
July 1909, in Chatham, N. Y. 

Key. Henry Emerson Hovey, M.A., P. E. 
clergyman, born 23 Nov. 1844, in Low- 
ell, Mass, died 6 Aug. 1909, in Ports- 
mouth, N.H. 

John Welles Hunnewell, A.M., bom 30 
May 1840, in Boston, Mass., died 4 July 
1909, in Paris, France. 

Edmund Sober Hunt, inventor, manufac- 
turer, born 19 July 1827, in Weymouth, 
Mass, died there 21 Aug. 1909. 

Rev. Willlim Reed Huntington, D.D, 
LL.D, P. E. clergyman, born 20 Sept. 
1838, in Lowell, Mass, died 26 July 
1909, in Nahant, Mass. 

Capt. William H. Jelly, former presi- 
dent of Salem East India Marine Com- 
pany, bom 12 Nov. 1820, in Salem, 
Mass, died there 18 Aug. 1909. 

Samuel William Johnson, M.A.. profes- 
sor emeritus in Yale University, writer, 
bom 3 July 1830, in Kingaboro, N. Y, 
died 21 July 1909, in New Haven, Conn. 

Rear-Adm. Benj.amin Harrison Kidder, 
U. S. X. (retired), medical director, 
bom 23 Jan. 1836, in Edgartown, Mass, 
died there 26 Oct. 1909. 

Rev. Arthur Lawrence, A.M, D.D, 
P. E. clergyman, born 22 Aug. 1842, in 
BrooklineV Mass., died 20 Sept. 1909, 
in Stockbridge, Mass. 

George Lincoln, genealogist, historian, 
born 23 Sept. 1822, in Hingham, Mass., 
died there 29 Sept. 1909. 

Thomas Bond Lindsay, A.M., Ph.D., pro- 
fessor iu Boston University, born 23 
Apr. IS 53. in New York Citv. died 22 
July 1309, in Louisyillc, Kv' 




Patrick Henry MoCarren, politician, 
N. Y. state senator, born in 1849, in 
East Cambridge, Mass., died 23 Oct. 
1909, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Kev. Job Smith Mills, Ph.D., D.D., 
LL.D., bishop of the United Brethren 
Church, born 28 Feb. 1848, near Ply- 
mouth, Ohio, died 16 Sept. 1909, in 
Annville, Pa. 

Henry Mitchell, seal and die designer 
and engraver, bom 16 Sept. 1837, in 
New York City, died 1 Aug. 1909, in 
Chelsea, Mass. 

Prof. John Morse Ordway, A.M., edu- 
cator, chemist, bom 23 Apr. 1823, in 
Amesbury, Mass., died 4 July 1909, in 
Saugus, jjlaas. 

Hon. Charles Dana Palmeb., A.M., ex- 
mayor of Lowell, of the state board of 
Arbitration, born 25 Dec. 1846, in 
Cambridge, Mass., died 2-5 Sept. 1909, 
in Lowell, Mass. 

Rev. Henry Johnson Patrick, A.M., 
D.D., Congregational minister, born 20 
Sept. 1827, in Warren, Mass, died 16 
July 1909, in NewtonvOle, Mass. 

Samuel Endioott Peabody, merchant, 
banker, born 19 Apr. 1826, in Salem, 
Mass., died there 30 Oct. 1909. 

Dexter Pratt, bridge engineer, bom 22 
Apr. 1826, in Wej-mouth, Mass., died 
8 July 1909, in Melrose, Mass. 

Hon. Francis Henry Raymond, treasurer 
and manager of the Cambridge Electric 
Light Company, bora 19 Feb. 1836, in 
Charlestown, Mass., died 12 Nov. 1909, 
in Somerville, Mass. 

John Philllps Reynolds, A.M., M.D, 
sometime professor in Harvard Medical 
School, born 20 Nov. 1825, in Boston, 
Mass., died there 10 Oct. 1909. 

Rev. Edward HuNXTtNO Rudd, A.M., 
writer, Congregational minister, bom 
17 June 1860, in Sag Harbor, L. I., died 
8 July 1909, in Dedham, Mass. 

Charles Stewart Smith, retired mer- 
chant, bom 2 Mar. 1832, in Exeter, N. 
H.. died 30 Nov. 1909, in New Y'ork 

Prof. Clement Lawrence Smith, A.M., 
LL.D., former dean of Harvard Uni- 
versity, born 13 Apr. 1844, in Upper 
Darby, Pa., died 1 July 1909, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

William Dlxter Smith, journalist, music 
publisher, poet, bom 14 Nov. IS 39, in 
Peabody. Mass., died 28 Nov. 1909, in 
Boston, Mass. 

WiLLiAjf Smeon Smith, A.IL, former 
deputy insurance commissioner in 
Mass.,' bom 30 Sept. 1837, in Suffield, 
Conn, died 3 Sept. 1909, in Koxbury, 

Prof. William Thayer SjnTH, A.M., 
M.D, dean of Dartmouth (Medical 
School, bom 30 Mar. 18.39, in New 
York Citv. died 17 Sept. 1909, in Han- 
over, N. H. 

Richard Hall Stearns, Boston mer- 
chant, bom 25 Dec. 1S24, in Ashburn- 
ham, Mass. died 16 Aug. 1909, in Po- 
land Springs, Me. 

Robert Edwards Carter Stearns, 
Ph.D., biologist, bora 1 Feb. 1827, in 
Boston, Mass., died in Aug. 1909, in 
Los Angeles, CaL 

Geenville Smith Stevens, A.M, M,D., 
a founder of the R. I. Homoeopathic 
Society, bora 10 July 1829, in Kayn- 
ham. Mass, died 16 Sept. 1909, in 
Edgewood, R. I. 

Charles Rcsszll Stcrgis, A.B., LL.B., 
lawyer, bom 9 Apr. 1871, in Brookline, 
Mass, died 2 Oct. 1909, in Boston, 

Saktel Otis Upham, county commission- 
er for Middlesex, bom 21 Jan. 1824, in 
Sudbury, Mass, died 10 Nov. 1909, in 
Waltham, Mass. 

Ret. Seth Wabd, D.D, M. E. bishop, 
bom 15 Nov. 1858, in Leon Co, Tex., 
died 20 Sept. 1909, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Benjamin Rodman Weld, director in 
manufacturing companies and banks, 
bom 2 July 1842, in New Bedford, 
Mass, died 27 Nov. 1909, in Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

WniiAM 5'*»ACEii Wesselhceft, M.D, 
bom 8 Oct. 1835, in Bath, Pa, died 
24 Aug. 1909, in Y'ork Harbor, Me. 

Gen. Ellphalxt Whittlesey, A.M., 
D-D, LL.D, educator, secretary of 
Beard of Indian Commissioners, born 
14 ilay 1821. in New Britain, Conn, 
difd 30 Sept. li^09, in Washington, D.C. 

Ret. John Lindsay Withrow, DJ)., 
LLJD, born Jo Mar. 1837, in Coates- 
THe, Pa, diet 24 Sept. 1909, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Vol. 63, p. 206, 1. 36, for Worcester read West Brook6eld. 
Vol. 63, p. 207, 1. 47,>-.c Potter rea.i Porter. 
Vol. 63, p. 228, note, fnr Abbott's nij. Abb -.-.f-. 
Vol. 63, pp. .361, 362, 363, /oi- P.P.C. r,ad P.C.C. 

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APRIL, 1910 


By Marqcis Fayette Dickinson, A.M., of Brookline, Mass. 

By the death of George Sumner Mann, which occured at hie home 
in BrooLline, October 27, 1909, the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society has lost one of its most loyal and useful members. 
He joined the Society February 2, 1881, and up to the date of his 
death was a constant attendant upon all meetings, and was always 
actively concerned in the administration and advancement of its 

He was a descendant in the seventh generation from that Richard 
IVIann* who emigrated from England to Scituate, in Plvmouth Col- 
ony, in the reign of Charles I, shortly prior to 1644. His nearest 
neighbor on the south was John Hoar, later of Concord, Mass., an- 
cestor of the distinguished family of that name and town. The name 
of Richard Mann, planter, appears among the Conihassett Partners, 
so-called, who acquired lands in Scituate in 1646, of Timothy Hath- 
erly. Mr. Mann was a personage of note and much respected in 
the community. With thirty-one others, he took the oath of 
fidelity January 15, 1644. His farm was located on a beautiful 
elevation called Mann Hill, in the northeastern part of that town, 
overlooking a wide expanse of ocean. The succession in the male 
line is Richard,' Thomas,' Ensign,' Ensign,* Ensign,' Willmm,' 
and George Sumner.' The paternal great-grandfather. Ensign 
Mann, Jr., born on Mann Hill in 1740, removed with his father to 
Boston early in life, and was graduated from Harvard College in 
1764. The College hall and library were burned during his col- 
legiate course, and he lost many books in the fire. He removed to 
Lancaster, where he was a teacher for three years, and finally went 
to Petersham, where he also followed the profession of teaching. 
He took a prominent part in the controversies preceding the Amer- 
ican Revolution, was an ardent patriot, and one of the Sons of Lilj- 
erty. In 1773 he married Alice Whitney, daughter of Rev. Aaron 
Whitney, the minister of Petersham, and later in life bought a f;u-m 

"Originally spelled Man. 


104 George Sumnei- Mann [April 

in the north part of the town where he was considerably employed 
in fitting young men for college. He was usually spoken of as "Master 
Mann." His grandson WQliam of Petersham was bom July 25, 
1809, and married Abigail Cook, who was bom in Guildhall,^ Ver- 
mont, later of New Salem, Massachusetts. "iVTien ten months old 
his father died, leaving him to the care of his mother, who married 
for her eecond husband one Sanderson. William was a speculator 
in real estate and cattle, who owned over a dozen farms within a 
radius of five miles of Petersham meeting-house, and in 1867 pur- 
chased the Capt. Joel Brooks Farm, where he resided for some 
years. He was a man of soimd judgment and enjoyed the confi- 
dence of his fellow townsmen. In politics he wae|^ Jeffersonian, as 
were his eons, all being firm believers in the sovereignty of the 

George Sranner' Mann, the subject of this sketch, was bom just 
over the Peteisham line in New Salem, November 25, 1834. Sum- 
ner, the name by which he was commonly called, was given in 
honor of Eev. Joseph Sunmer, D.D., of Shrewsbury, firom which 
town his grandmother, Lydia Filmore, came. During his infancy 
his parents moved back to Petersham, where his youth was spent on 
his father's farm near the Athol line, now a part of the Harvard 
Forestry Sdiool. His education was obtained in the Bennett Hill 
district school up to his eighteenth year. Then he spent a year in 
Goodale Academy at Bemardston. His early training as a mer- 
diant began in 1853 at the age of eighteen in the well kiown Theo- 
dore Jones store at Athol, and continued four years. Following 
this came a few months' service as clerk in the Erving post ofiBce. 

In 1858 he came to Boston, where, after a few months' work in 
a dry-goods store, he entered into partnership with others and pros- 
ecnted a very successful dry-goods business in Tremont Row, with 
blanches in Hanover and Tremont Streets, under the successive 
names of Mann & Company, Barker, Mann & Company, and 
George S. Mann & Company. In 1863 he formed a strong inti- 
macy with Justin Dewey of Great Barrington, then a law student in 
Boston, afterwards one of the justices of the Superior Court. Mr. 
Mann retired from mercantile business in 1878, devoting himself 
thereafter to the real estate business and care of trust estates. In 
these lines of effort he was very successful and accumulated a com- 

Early in life Mr. Mann became interested in historical and genea- 
logical studies, and after his retirement from commercial life found 
time to indulge these inclinations. He had great patience in collect- 
ing historical and biographical facts, which he turned to good ac- 
count in frequent communications to the Boston Transcript and 
other publications. His most important contribution was the 
";Mann Memorial," which appeared in 1884, and is a work of per- 

1910] George Sumner Mann % 105 

manent valne. Besides his membership in this Society he belonged 
to the Brookline Historical Society, the Bostonian Society, Sons of 
the American Revolution, Bunker Hill Monument Association, Essex 
Institute, and Brookline Thursday Club. During the last two years 
of his life he was secretary of the last named organization and devoted 
much time to its interests. He contributed several valuable papers 
at itB meetings, notably one on Shay's Rebellion, ^nd another on 
Early London Clubs. 

It is pleasant to note that jVIt. Mann's will sets aside a fund of 
$2,000 for the benefit of this Society, one-half the income to be used 
for the publication of memorial biographies of deceased members, 
the other half for general objects; also that the sum of $5,000 is 
provided, one-quarter of the income of which is to be set apart for 
the purchase of historical works for the Petersham Memorial 
Library. A provision of an unusual nature appears in the creation 
of a fund of $20,000 to be called the " Mann Fund," which is even- 
tually to be given to the Washington and Lee University at Lexington, 
Virginia, for educational purposes, " in honor of the late General 
Robert E. Lee and others whose loyal adherence to the States' rights 
sustained them in the war between the States." 

Mr. Mann is survived by a widow, Susan Alzea Stone, to whom 
he was married March 26, 1865, daughter of Jeremiah and Esther 
(Wildes) Stone of Provincetown, by two daughters, Carrie Wildes, 
wife of William A. Spalding of Newton, and Miss Gertrude 
Whitney Mann, by a younger brother, Horace ]SIann of Petersham, 
and two sisters, Mary Sanderson Wilder, wife of Charles K. Wilder, 
and ISliss Lydia A. Mann, both of Petersham. 

The minute presented by Anson M. Lyman, Esq., in the Brook- 
line Thursday Club, shortly after his deadi, well expresses the es- 
teem in which Mr. Mann was held by his associates, and may prop- 
erly close this sketch : " In the Brookline Thursday Club, of which 
he had been an honored active member for eight years and most 
constant in his attendance, all who met him must have been im- 
pressed with the charm of his manner and his unfailing courtesy. 
He was a companion we loved and honored. Of recent years, par- 
ticularly during the time that he was our secretary, his love and 
thought was centred upon the welfare of the clnb. His reports as 
secretary were painstaking, discriminating, and often scintillating 
with flashes of wit and humor which added much to our enjoyment. 
We shall miss his genial presence and his kindly fellowship." 


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116 Urann Family of New England [April 


By Charles Collider Whittier of Boston, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 17] 

16. Peteb' Youeing or Urin {Peter, ^ Francis,^ William^) was bom at 

Gloucister, Masi., 16 June 1722. He had wife Ecth, and resided 
at Salem, X. H., where he died about 1760. His widow married 
secondly Kapha Hall. On 27 Mar. 1760 Ruth Urin, widow, gave a 
bond for £5uO for the administration of the estate of her husband, 
Peter Urin of Salem, deceased, with Peter Merrill, blacksmith, and 
Isaac Clougfa, yeoman, all of Salem, as sureties. 
( ChUdren, bom at Salem, N. H. : ) 

i. MaP-y,' b. 19 Dec. 1753; she was living in 1777 at Salem, when she 

signed a deed with her brother Joseph. 
28. 11. Joseph, b. 19 Feb. 1756. 

ill. Peter, b. 19 Aug. 1757 ; served as private in Capt. John Nesmith's 

companv, Cols. Thornton's and Bartlett's regiments, mustered in 

11 July 1776. 

17. Daniel* Urix {John* Richard,* John^ WiHiam^) was bom at Row- 

ley, Mass., 10 Apr. 1750, and became a resident of Wilmont, N. H. 
He was " one of the Training Soldiers in Salisbury, N. H., drawn 
27 May 1776," also a private in Capt. Peter Kimball's company, 
Col. Thomas Stickney's regiment, and joined the Northern araiy at 
Bennington and StUlwater, being engaged 20 July, and discharged 
25 Sept-, 1777. In the census of 1790 his family consisted of seven 
persons. On 25 Oct. 1821, with wife Sarah, he sold to his daugh- 
ter-in-law, Nancy Urann, 100 acres of land at Kearsarge Gore, 
N. H., she to provide him and his wife with maintenance during 
their natural life. His wife Sarah was bom about 1745, and died 
at Wilmont 25 Feb. 1838, aged 93 years. He died there 20 Jan. 

i. LxTOiA,* b. abt. 1773; d. at Gilmanton, N. H., after 1850. Accord- 
ing to the N. H. Census of 1850 she was living with her daughter 
Mrs. Tucker at Andover, N. H., aged 77 yrs. John KexistoiJ, 
whom she m." abt. 1790, was of Gilmanton, where he d. when the 
chBdren were young. The family returned to Andover and WU- 
mont. Children: 1. Samuel, d. at Plattsburgh. Eng., abt. 1824; 
m. Sally Moody, dau. of John and Nancy (Urin), who d. at 
Wilmont 14 Apr. 1886. 2. Fraticis, d. abt. 1874 ; soldier in the 

CivU War; m. (1) Babbitt; m. (2) Mary Cole, dau. of John, 

b. at HlU. N. H., in 1823, d. at Andover 4 Dec. 1903. 3. John, 
b. in 1802 ; d. at Wilmont Nov. 1888 ; m. abt. 182«, Sally (Moody) 
Keniston. widow of his brother Samuel. 4. Elizabeth, b. in 1816; 

d. at Andover ; m. (1) Durgin ; m. (2) Jacob Tucker. 5. 

ii. Nasct, b. abt. 1776; d. at Wilmont in 1816; m. at Andover 2 May 
1793, JoHS MooDT, who d. at Wilmont 17 Dec. 1833. Children: 

•The record of Daniel Crin and his descendants was kindly furnished by Mrs. 
Marcia F. IJilton of East Andover, N. H., from the diary of Jonathan Bean, an early 
resident of Wilmont, N. H. 

1910] Urann Family of Neio England 117 

1. Sally, b. in 1797; m. Samuel Keniston. 2. John, m. Betsey 
Kinsman; resided at Mechauicsburg, Ohio. 3. James, b. In 1800; 
d. at Andover 19 Nov. 1888 ; m. (1) Mrs. Phebe Cass; m. (2) Mrs. 
■Woodward. 4. Mehitable, d. unm. 5. Daniel, d. at Lowell, Mass. 
6. Samuei, b. in 1805; d. at Andover 28 Mar. 1862; m. Cyrena 
Dnrsln. 7. Betsey, m. Jacob Morey, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Durgin). 8. Polly, b. 3 July 1811 ; d. at Wilmont 13 May 1891 ; 
m. 11 July 1830, John Durgin, son of John and Elizabeth (Kowe). 

9. Moses', m. Eliza Marston, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth 
(Messer), b. at Sutton, N. H., 19 Apr. 1817, d. there 13 Aug. 1888. 

10. Xancy, m. Jefferson Parker of Amherst, N. H. 11. Darius, 
d. in Ohio. 

iii. Sarah, b. abt. 1779; d. at Andover 1 May 1846; m. Benjamin 
CnxEY, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Dodge), b. abt. 1773, d. at 
Andover 3 Mar. 1812. Children, b. at Andover, N. H. : 1. Sally, 
b. in 1800; m. Jonathan Morey of WUmont. 2. Moses T., b. in 
1802 ; d. 2 June 1838 ; m. DrusUla Woodward, dau. of Capt. Joseph 
G. and Polly (Dole) ; she m. (2) 24 Sept. 1839, Macaijah Morgan, 
son of John and Phebe (Messer), b. at New London, N. H., 23 
June 1809, and d. there 21 July 1891. 3. Aaron, b. 6 May 1804; 
d. at Andover 21 Feb. 1887; m. (1) 25 Nov. 1826, Sallv Carr; 
m. (2) 10 Nov. 1844, Susan Howard. 4. John M., b. in 1807 ; d. at 
Louisville, Ky., in 1835. 5. Mary, b. in 1809; d. 24 Dec. 1816. 

6. James IF., b. 2 May 1811; d. at Mechauicsburg, Ohio, in 1839. 

7. Mehitable, b. in 1812; m. 27 Nov. 1833, Col. Joseph B. Carr. 
Iv. Mehitable, b. abt. 1780; d. at Andover 3 Nov. 1852; m. 11 May 

1802, Edmund H. Cillet, son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Dodge), 
b. in 1774, d. at Andover 18 Aug. 1834. ChUdren, b. at Andover, 
N. H. : 1. Sally, b. 11 Sept. 1803; d. 31 May 1828. 2. James, 
b. 28 Feb. 1806; m. (1) Betsey Carr of Wilmont; m. (2) 9 July 
1837, Theodate Rowe. 3. Reuben, b. 17 Apr. 1808 ; d. 6 Apr. 1815. 
4. Edmund, b. 19 June 1811; d. 20 Nov. 1816. 5. Benjamin, b. 25 
June 1813; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1835, Sally Brown, who d. 9 Jan. 1842; 
m. (2) 7 Oct. 1845, Mary Brown. 6 Reuben, b. 22 Apr. 1816; 
d. 31 Oct. 1820. 7. Joel, b. 9 June 1819 ; m. 30 July 1840, Elizabeth 
Cillev. 8. Silas M.. b. 14 Mar. 1822; d. 7 Oct. 1848. 
V. jAMES.'b. abt. 1782; d. at "Wilmont 29 Jan. 1822; m. at Wilmont, 
22 Aug. 1806, Nancy Flanders. She m. (2) as his second wife, 
17 Julv 1832, Bradley Mitchell, and d. at Wilmont 22 June 1841. 
James'Urann's will, dated 25 Oct. 1821, and probated 28 Feb. 1822, 
gave his entire estate to wife Nancy. No issue. 

18. James' Ueann (John,* Richard,' John,^ William^) was bom at Row- 
ley, Mass., 9 Nov. 1757. According to his pension he removed to 
Boscawen, N. H., in 1785, where his father deeded him a number 
of lots of land. He signed a petition for Representative for Boscawen 
2 Mar. 1784. In the census of 1790 his family consisted of six 
persons. He served as private in the Revolution, and was granted 
a pension 19 Jan. 1833. 

He married Maky Corser, daughter of William and Anne 
(Carter), bom at Boscawen, N. H., 4 Aug. 1759, died there 14 
Apr. 1834. He died in the same place 18 (another record says 23) 
Nov. 1S4.5. 

Children, bom at Boscawen : 
i. Wiu.iA.M,6 b. in 1776 ; d. at Boscawen 24 Sept. 1826. 
U. HiNXiH, b. 4 Dec. 1779. 
iii. Samuel, b. 16 July 1781 ; d. at Boscawen 22 June 1828; m. at Bos- 

ca^yen. 14 Sept. 1808, Huldah Dearborn. 
iv. Polly, b. in 1784 ; d. at Boscawen 8 Apr. 1818. 
V. Anna. b. Id Jan. 1787. 
vi. Molly, b. 13 June 1789. 

118 Urann Family of New England [April 

19. John' Urann {John* Jamts,^ John,' William^) was born about 1767. 
He lived at Sullivan, Me., in that part of the town now callal So- 
rento, and carried on the business of tanner. On 22 Jan. 1795 he 
sold Paul Urann one-half of the farm which he purchased of his 
father John Urin, " with the privilege of brook to set Tan Vata, 
Bark House and other buildings, for carrying on the T.innerj- 
business." A deed gixen by John Urann in 1798 was witnessed bj 
Hannah Millens. Josiah Simpson sold John Urann, Jr., 100 acres 
of land {adjo ining that of Paul Urann by deed dated 18 Apr. 1804. 
This is the last deed given in which he is called junior. He later 
built a saw-mUl, and engaged extensively in the lumber business. 

He married Hannah Millens. bom about 1772, died at SuUi- 
van, Me., 2 Sept. 1848. He died there 15 June 1833. 

Children : 
i. James,' lost at sea. 

ii. George, m. and settled at Alliance, Ohio, where he d. abt. 1857. 
Cliildren: I. Noah J 2. John. Z.Mary, i. Hannah. 5. Eliza, 

29. iii. John Millens, b. 1^2. 

iv. Elbrtdge, m. at Ellsworth, Me., Mebct Beale. Children: I. 

Martha,'' m. Henry Walker. 2. Edgar, d. at St. Joseph, Mo. 3. 

Mary, resides at St. Joseph, Mo. 
T. Joan, m. Stlvantjs Gibbs. 

t1. Maby, m. (int. rec. at Trenton, Me., 28 Nov. 1821) Allen Hopkins. 
Tli. EuzA, m. Nathan Sabgest. 

20. Thomas* Urann {John* James,^ John,^ WilHam^) resided at Franklin, 
Me., his father having given him 100 acres of land at Indian's 
Point on the north side of the bay by deed of 8 June 1793. On 
4 May 1815 Alexander Baring and others, trustees of the estate of 
William Bingham, late of Philadelphia, Pa., for $10.00 sold Thomas 
Urann 100 acres of land at Hog Bay in township No. 9, being the 
right of John Urann, who was a settler before 1784. Samuel Phil- 
lips, Leonard Jarvis, and John Read, Commissioners of Massachu- 
setts, sold William Bingham one parcel of land in Hancock Co., 
containing 61,872 acres, deed dated 26 Jan. 1793. Perhaps it was to 
satisfy" the claim of the Bingham heirs that a deed was given Thomas 
Urann by the trustees. On 14 Mar. 1828 he sold land in FrankUn 
at Flagg Bay to his son Thomas Urann, Jr. By deed of 24 May 
1837 he sold his homestead at Franklin to his son Thomas. 

He married Nanct Davis, who was bom at Providence, R. I. 
The date of his death is given by some of the family as 1825, but it 
must have occurred after 1837, when he gave the deed referred to 

Children, bom at Franklin : 

30. L Thomas.' 

ii. Phebe, m. Samttel Gobdox. 

iii. Betsey, m. John Gordon. 

iv. LuciNDA B. , d. 25 Feb. 1*^49 ; m. 15 Sept. 1838, Feeeman Woorster, 

son of William and SaUv (Moore"), b. at Hancock, Me., 3 Feb. 

1>U, d. at Franklin 16 July 1844.' Children: 1. Georgetta, b. 8 

Dec. 1839; d. 22 Feb. 1841. 2. Alj.heus, h. 10 Nov. 1841. 3. L-m- 

retla, b. 1 Jan. 1844. 
V. S.iBBA, m. Hiram Young. 
vi. ARiULLA, m. Artuck Feench. 
vii. Xancy, b. 10 Oct. 18fr-5: d. at Franklin 29 Mar. 1900; m. Lews 


viii. JIaria, ra. Theodore Bcntcek. 

1910] Urann Family of JSTeiv England 119 

ix. Harriet, b. abt. 1809 ; m. (I) abt. 1827, Eliphau.t Pettingill sou 

of Eiiphalet and Jane (Bragdon) ; m. (2) Jajies Blaisdell. ChU- 

dren, b. in Franklin : 1. Matilda. 2. Henrietta. 3. Elizabeth. 

4. George W. 5. Curtis E. 6. Edwin C. 

21. Paul' Urajs-x (John,* James* John,^ William^) was born about 1778. 

He was one of the early settlers of Sullivan, Me., and in deeds 

is called veoman. For a number of years he was engaged in the 

lumber business. 1 he Selectmen of Sullivan, by resolve of 8 Mar. 

1804, for S5.00 sold Paul Urann of Sullivan all the right, title, and 

interest which the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had in a tract 

of land in Sullivan, being lot No. 61, situated on a cove of Taunton 

River, containing 100 acres, deed dated 1 4 Sept. 1804. His will was 

dated 27 Aug. 1855, and mentions wife Mary, son Samuel, and 

grandchildren Jane Hill, Joseph H., Benjamin F., Samuel L., 

Charles E_ Jlary L., and Georgianna Urann. 

He married (intention record at Sullivan, 22 Oct. 1798) Mart 

Welch, daughter of and (Ingalls). 

Child, bom at Sullivan : 

22. Reuben* Toceing {George* Joseph,^ John,'' WiUiam^) resided at Ep- 

som, N. H^ where he sold all his right and title to lot No 111 by 
deed of 23 Mar. 1799. On 15 Feb. 1802 he sold part of lot No. 
89 at Epsom. He probably removed to Vermont. 
Children : 


ii. Samuel, d. at Barton, Vt. 
iii. Sally, d. at Randolph, Vt. 

23. Joseph* Yckan {George,* Joseph,'^ John,^ William'-) was born at 

Greenland, N. H., 28 July 1769, and became a resident of Tun- 
bridge, Vt. He married first at Deerfield, N. H., 13 Nov. 1794, 
LucT Shepherd, bom 15 Aug. 1769, died at Tunbrid^e 9 May 
1815 ; and secondly at Tunbridge, 21 Apr. (town reconi ; family 
record says 18) 1816, as her second husband, Sally (Hctchin- 
sox) Wright, bom Mar. 1776. She married first at Brookline 
N. H., 14 May 1809, Josiah Wright, Jr., and d. at Tunbridge 18 
Dec. 1862. Joseph Ynran died there 22 May 1862. 
Children, bom at Tunbridge : 

32. i. George,' b. 13 Oct. 1795. 

33. 11. SoLOMOS, b. 10 Feb. 1798. 

Hi. Betsey M., b. 1 Jan. 1800; d. 12 June 1839; m. 8 Feb. 1821; Harry 
Smth. son of Jesse and Hannah, b. 1 Apr. 1799, d 20 Feb 1872 
They resided in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., where their children were 
born and the parents died. Children : 1. CFiarles C, b 13 Feb 
1827; d. U Feb. 1870; m. 5 July 1855, Mary H. Blowers 2 Hor- 
ace B.. b 24 Aug. 1828 ; d. 10 June 1904 ; m. 20 Sept. 1854, Emily 
Griswold; had the following chOdren: Charles W., Frank j' 
Harry C, Horace B., Emma F., Bert., Grace G 3 Lucy E h 7 
Apr. 1*30; d. 4 Apr. 1842. 4. Betsey M.. b. 7 May 1832; d s'May 
1832. 5 J.unes Ii.,b 5 Sept. 1833; d. 4 Apr. 1842. 6. Jason, b 
2, July Kxbo; d. 23 Mar. 1881; m. 23 Nov. 1858, Lucretia Sco-nor 
7. II Uiiam .v.. b. 13 Oct. 1838 ; m. 27 Julv 1862, Marion J Nicliols 

iv. Harriet, b. 14 Jan. 1802; d. unm. 

Y. Jons, b. 1 Dec. 1803 ; d. at Exeter, N. H., 31 Aug. 1884. He resided 

for a number of years at Korth Hampton, N. H., and ou Oct. 8 

VOL. LXIT. 9 ■ ' 

120 TJrann Family of New England [April 

1860 sold his homestead there to Charles E. Seavey. He m. (1) 
at Korth Hampton, 15 Nov. 1832, Laukanda Chapman, dau. of 
Samael and Mercy (Taylor), b. there 20 June 1809, d. there 23 June 
1860; m. (2) at Concord, N. H., 10 June 1864, as her second hus- 
band, Mrs. RtTFH Eastman, b. In 1801; m. (3) at Loudon, N. S., 
15 Nov. 1878, Mart Emerson, who survived him. 

vi. William N., b. 9 Dec. 1807; d. unm. In Kentucky in 1837 or 1838. 

vli. Lucy, b. 14 Dec. 1808; d. 12 Dec. 1864; m. at Tunbridge, 22 Apr. 
1834, Ziba Andrus, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 19 Apr. 1808, d. there 11 
July 1888. Children : 1. Marcia E., b. at Tunbridge 26 June 1835 ; 
d. 10 Mar. 1899 ; m. 12 Jan. 1864, Hiram P. Cotton. 2. Mary E., 
b. at Tunbridge 29 Mar. 1838 ; m. Moses E. Bradbury of Clare- 
mont, N. H. 3. John, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 6 May 1841; m. S. A. 
Bacon, i. George, b. at Chelsea, Vt., 29 Nov. 1849 ; m. H. A. 

viii. Sally. 

24. JosKPu^ TJrxht^ (T/iomas,* Joseph,' Francis,^ WilKam^)\vfaa born at 
Boston 11 June 1753. He was a shipjoiuer at Barrett's Wharf, with 
a house in Ann Street. His wife Hannah owned the covenant at the 
Second Church 9 Nov. 1777, and was admitted to full communion 23 
Apr. 1780. Their children were baptized in that church. In July 
1792, with his wife and other descendants, he sold his interest in the 
estate in Prince Street, Boston, of Jonas Clark, deceased. In 1799 
the widow sold her interest in the estate in Portland, Me., of her 
father, Joshua Enimes, stonecutter, late of Boston. 

He married at Boston, 28 July 1776, at the Second Baptist 
Church, Hannah Emmes, daughter of Joshua and Margaret (Clarke), 
baptized at the New North Church, Boston, 2 Feb. 1755. He died 
at Boston 5 Sept. 1794. She married secondly at Boston, 13 May 
1810, William Crabtree, who died there 23 Aug. 1820. She died 
there 23 July 1829, having resided at Charlestown just previous to 
her death. 

Cluldreii, bom at Boston : 
i. MART,«bapt. 14 Dec. 1777; d. at Brewer, Me., 15 Aug. 1856; m. (1) at 
Boston, 16 Feb. 1795, John Spbnckr, who d. at Bangor, Me., 6 Oct. 
1816; m. (2) (Int. rec. at Orono, Me., 4 (another record says 14) 
Apr. 1818), as bis second wife, DAV^D King,* b. 3 Mar. 1769, 
d. at Bangor 30 Dec. 1846. Children: 1. Bebecca,m. (int. rec. 
15 Apr. 1820) Eber Ring, son of David and Mehitable (Crocl^ett), 
b. 14 May 1798; had the following children : Nancy, Sarah, Eber, 
Pelatiah, Mary, Charles, Joseph, and others who d. young. 2. b'a- 
rah, m. Zenas Drinliwater, son of Zenas and Cynthia (Pendleton) ; 
children : Jefferson, Jackson, Zenas, Seth, Cynthia. 3. Samuel, m. 
Charlotte Brown ; children : Louise, Mary Ann. 4. Bobert, b.&ht. 
1800, drowned in the Penobscot River abt. 1827: m. (mt. rec. at 
Bangor 4 July 1822) Effie Drlnkwater, dau. of Zenas and Cynthia 
(Pendleton) ; she m. (2) at Bangor, abt. 1830, Simeon Hall, and d. 
at Brewer, Me., 5 Feb. 1884; children: Robert, Charlotte, Delilah. 
5. Sallij Ann, b. 29 May 1802; m. (int. rec. at Bangor 30 Mar. 
1822) William Thomas of Bangor. 6. Pelatiah. b. 17 June 1804; 
m. (int. rec. at Bangor 13 Mar. 1824) Margaret Brown. 7. John, 
m. Elizabeth Gragg; went to California. 8. Mary, b. at Bangor 
abt. 1806; d. 13 Oct. 1846; m. 24 June 1824, David Ring, son of 
David and Mehitable (Crocliett), b. 7 Apr. 1801 ; he m. (2) 2 Dec. 
1852, Elizabeth A. Aldrich, b. at Sheffield, Mass., 28 July 1830; 

• David Ring m. (1) Mehitalile Crockett, dau. of John and Mary (Starbird), born 26 
Aug. 1769. Children: 1. Eber, b. 14 May 1798; m. Rebecca Spencer. 2. Rafus, b. 14 
Feb. 1800. 3. David, b. at Sumner, Me., 7 Apr. 1801; m. Mary Spencer. 4. Eliphaz, 
b. 5 June 1803. 5. Samuel, b. 16 June 1806. 6. Calista, b. 22 Jan. 1805. Another re- 
cord adds 7. Reuben. 8. Mary. 9. Sarah. 

1910] Urann Family of Xeio England 121 

children : Mary Elizabeth. Phebe Ann. David Thompson, Charles, 
Seth Eber, Ellen, Maria Caroline, Emily Jane. George Wallace, 
Julia Betsey, Antoinette, Jesse Howe. Minna. 9. Eliza, m. Alvin 
Farress. 10. Ruth, ni. Seth Emery. 11. S'lnaj. b. in Bangor 25 
Feb. 1816; m. James G. Swett; children: James Edwin, George, 
Ella, Mary. 

ii. Sarah Duxton, bapt. 15 Aug. V.'.'i. * 

ill. Nancy Clough, bapt. 20 Jan. 17m'. 

34. iv. Joseph, bapt. 22 Jan. 1786. 

V. Nathaniel Cutting, bapt. 7 Oct. 1787 ; resided in Boston as late as 

vi. Susan, b. abt. 1707; d. at Boston 24 Dec. ls67; m. at Wrentham, 

Mass., in 1820, Sti-:phen Sooions, son of Benjamin and Hannah, b. 

at Dorchester, Mass., in 1795. d. at Boston 10 Oct. 1869. ChOdren : 

1. Dexler M., b. in 1829. 2. Juliet, h. ia 1833. 3. Joanna, b. in 


25. Richard^ Uraxn {Tftomas,* Josephs Francis," William'') was bom at 

Boston 16 Dec. 1757. He was a tiier in Capt. Edwanl Burbeck's 
company, Col. Gridley's regiment of artillery, and ser^-ed from 17 
May to 1 Aug. 1775. He received an order for a coat at Cambridge 
22 Dec. 1775. His children were baptized at the New North 

He married first at Boston, 11 Apr. 1779, Jane Gardiner; and 
secondly at Boston, 15 Jtdy 1781, Hannah Wakd. He died there 
Aug. 1785. 

Children, born at Boston : 

i. Kebecca Snelling,* bapt. 3 Feb- 1782: d. at Keene, N. H., 3 Aug. 
1860 ; m. Nathaniel Dana, son of Rer. Josiah and Mercy (Bridg- 
ham), b. at Barre, Mass., 18 Jiu. 1780, d. at Keene 3 Aug. 1*41. 
He was cashier of the Cheshire National Bank at Keene for a num- 
ber of years. 

35. ii. Richard, bapt. 23 Nov. 1783. 
iii. Sarah, bapt. 25 Dec. 1785. 

26. Thomas Gardiner' Urann (TTioiKas,* Joseph.' Francis,'' WiUiam^) 

was born at Boston 1 !May 1762. He was a shipjoiner and resided in 
Middle (now Hanover) Street. He served in the Revolution in the 
regiment with his father, being at that time but fifteen years of age. 
His name as given in the early rec>.irds was Thomas, and the middle 
name of Gardiner seems to have been adJtxl later. On 7 Sept. 
1804 he sold all his interest in the estate of his grandfather Joseph 
Urann, also all the real estate which was dee<led him by his uncle 
William Gardiner of Boston, deceased. Enoch Lyon, his son-in- 
law, petitioned for administration on his esuite 8 Feb. 1819. 

He married at Boston, 28 Aug. 1785, Xancv Fisher, born about 
1764, died there 5 Feb. 1827. He died there 12 .Jan. 1819. 

Children, born at Boston : 
i. Jane*, b. abt. 1783; d. at Bostoii 1 Sept. 1->S. at which time ^he 
was a widow; m. (1) at Boston, 21 Sept. IsOO. He>t.v Wilso.n- of 
New Jersey; m. (2) at Boston. 3 .\pr. I^v4. Ajiasa Burgess, b. 
in England; ra. (3) Henry MitOhell; m. (4) at Boston, 27 Oct. 
1836, John W. Robinson. All her hu-bands were sea-faring 
men. Child by first husband : 1. .Viiioy. b. abt. ISOI ; d. at Bos- 
ton 16 June 1860 ; m. (1) there. 24 Dec. i~26. Ebenezer Alexander, 
son of Ebenezer and Rhoda Scott), b. at Montague, Mass.. 14 
Sept. 1802, d. at Boston 7 Feb. 1835: m. i^2) there. 7 June 1S39, 
Nathaniel Howland Whitalier. son of Asa and Sarah (Howlaud), 
b. at Boston 25 Apr. I'if'.K d. there 30 An;;. 1S49 ; children, b. at 

122 Urann Family of New England [April 

Boston : Whitaker Rowland, Willard Scott, Ebenezer, Alexander 
Howlaud. CbUdren by second husband : 2. Sarah ■/., b. iu 1818, d. 
at Boston 3 Jan. 1866, m. Thomas Dyer, son of Thomas and Ruth 
(Collins), b. at Truro, Mass., Dec. 1814; he m. (2) Martha Ann 
Rich; children, b. at Truro: Jonathan Collins, Josiah Thomas, 
John Lee, Samuel, Nancy, Clara M. 3. Nancy, i. Josiah. 5. Amasa. 
Child by third husband: 6. Mary Alden, b. 22 Aug. 1823; d. at 
Hyde Park, Mass., 5 July 1898; m. at Boston, 12 Mar. 1845, Timo- 
thy Bartholomew Browne, son of John and Amelia (Bartholo- 
mew), b. at Lyme, N. H., 23 Apr. 1819, d. at Boston 9 May 1885; 
children: Mary Ellen, Edwin Mitchell, George Henry, Emma 
Alice, James Carter. 

ii. Thomas, lost at sea. 

iii. Joseph, lost at sea. 

iv. Nancy Fishek, b. abt. 1793; d. at Boston 1 Apr. 1874, aged 81 yrs. 
[si'o] ; m. (1) at Boston, 14 Sept. 1803 (town record), Enoch Lyon 
of Newport, R. I.; m. (2) at Lowell, Mass., abt. 1827, Samuel 
H. Mead, son of Stephen and Abigail, b. at AValtham, Mass., 24 
Sept. 1796, d. at Winchester, Mass., 26 July 1864. Children by 
first husband : 1. Patience, b. in 1813 ; d. at Boston 23 Dec. 1818. 

2. tiarah Ann, b. in 1814; m. Rugg. 3. Thomas \V., b. in 

1820. Child by second husband : 4. Samuel H., b. in 1830. 

V. Maky, b. abt. 1794 ; d. at Boston 15 May 1813. 

vi. Sarah Healy, b. Oct. 1799 ; d. at Boston 30 Apr. 1878 ; m. there 17 
March 1835, Abuah B. Cam'ENteb, son of Charles and Lucy (Dar- 
ling), b. in Vt., in 1809, d. at Boston 11 Oct. 1848. ChUdren, bom 
at Boston: 1. George S., b. 22 Sept. 1837. 2. Eliza C, b. 10 Apr.- 
1839; ra. at Boston, 6 Mar. 1861, Joseph B. Clark, son of Robert 
and Rebecca (Major), b. at Boston in 1838, and had Joseph. 

27. John' Urann {Thomas,* Joseph,^ Frands,"^ William^) was bom at 
Boston 16 Jan. 1769. In the census of 1790 he is mentioned as 
living in one of the outwards of New York City. 'Ihe family con- 
sisted of himself, wife, and one son, who was a minor. Shortly 
before 1800 the family removed to Troy, N. Y. In the War of 1812 
he served as a corporal in C'apt. Oliver Lyons's company. 

He married first, 3 Feb. 1789, Catherine Low, born 15 Jan. 
1769, died at Troy 22 July 1831 ; and secondly, 31 Oct. 1831, Hope 
Keeling, who died at West Troy (now Watervliet), N. Y., about 
1869. He died at Troy 7 Sept. 1842. 

Childi-en : 
i. Thomas,' b. 28 Oct. 1789 ; probably d. young. 
36. ii. John, b. at Harlem Heights, N. Y., 29 June 1791. 
iii. Mary, b. 3 Mar. 1793 ; d. 10 Mar. 1793. 
iv. Charles Hallkt, b. 1 May, 1794; d. 29 Apr. 1795. 
V. Charles Lahatt, b. 23 Apr. 1796 ; d. at Adams, Mass., 25 Mar. 
1872 ; m. Cekah W . ■ — ■ — , dau. of Charles, b. at Bennington, 
Vt., In June 1809, d. at Adams 1 Mar. 1872. Children : 1. Charles.' 
2. Matilda. 
vi. Charlotte, b. Troy, N. Y., 30 Mar. 1798 ; d. at Troy 6 May 1799. 
vii. Amos Salisbury, b. Troy 28 Jan. 1800; d. there 30 Nov. 1800. 
viii. Catherine, b. Troy 21 Oct. 1801 ; probably d. young. 
Ix. Mary' Salisbury, b. Troy 4 Oct. 1803; d. 25 June 1834; m. Charles 

X. Dexter, b. Troy 24 Nov. 1805; d. there 11 Jan. 1807. 
xi. Hannah, b. Troy 17 Aug. 1809; d. there 23 Sept. 1838; m. Charles 

28. Joseph^ Youring {Peter,* Peter, ^ Francis,^ William^) was born at 
Salem, N. H., 19 Feb. 1756. On 13 Apr. 1777 at which time he 
was residing at Bradford, Mass., he sold Moody Morse of Salem 39 
acres of land in Salem, his sister Mary Youring of Salem joining in 

^^10] Urunn Family of Xeic England 123 

the deed. He served in tlie Revolution from Topsfield, Mass., as 
private m Capt. Robert Dodge's company. Col. Daniel Johnson's 
regiment, from 15 Aug. to 14 Dec. 1777; also in Capt. Oliver 
litcombs_coiupany, Col. Jacob Gerri<h's regiment, from 3 Feb. to 
- Apr. 1778, which was raised to sniarJ General Burgovne's army 
alter the surrender. " " 

He settled at Sutton, N. H., where he had a grant of land. He 
afterwards removed to Warner, N. H.. where he and his wife died. 
The census of 1790 gives him as residinsr at Sutton, and his family 
consisted of si.x j^^ople. The family chau^'ed the spellino- of the 
name to JfJwhis. ' " ° 

He married, 24 Apr. 1778, Olive Ki.mball, and was living at 
Warner. N. II.. in 1850, aged 9G. 
Children, born at Sutton : 
i. PETwt KiMiiAij,.« b. 30 July 1780: d. at Worcester, Mass., 22 Au" 
1S..4; liad wife Ruth. Children: 1. Kimball,' d. in Mass. 2. 

^!' ■ ','!■ ~ :,?**""* °^ Worcester. 3. Jinlph. 4. Nelson, m. 

Olivia Martui of Vermont; was kiUed in the Civil War 
.u. JoXATHAX, b 28 Sept. 1785; d. at Weedsport. N. Y., 18 July 1858- 
m at Newbury, N. H., 19 June 1806. as her second husband, Jennie 
(McMasters) Little, dau. of William and Sarah (Smith), b. at 
Francestown N. H., 16 Apr. 1777. She had m. (1) 26 Mar. 1795, 
Thomas Little, son of Bond and Ruth (Atwood), b. in Sutton, 
JN. H., 16 Sept. 1768, d. at Newburv 11 Aug. 1803. Children- 
1 . Jonathan,'' b. Newburv 2-1 Oct. 1806 : d. at Wanier, N H 1.5 Nov 
1867; ra. 1 May 1830, Mary J. Ingalls, dau. of John and Susan 
(Cheney) of Warner. N. H., b. in 1812; children: Herbert, b. 
30 Dec. 1830, d. 3 July 1832, Louisa J., b. 17 Mar. 1834, John Her- 
bert, b. 22 Oct. 1838, George W.. b. 1 Apr. 1840, Alice A., b. 16 
Jan. 1848. 2. Mart/, b. 28 Oct. 1808 ; m. George Holland of Weeds- 
port, N. Y. 3. Elizabfih, h. 24 Dec. 1810; m. John St. John of 
Illinois. 4. Joseph, b. 24 Dec. 1810; d. 15 Dec. 1886; m. Adeline 
Hess. 5. Madison, b. 12 Feb. 1812. 6. Jennie, b. 5 Apr. 1815 
7. Alice, b. 3 Oct. 1817: d. 18 June 1840; m. Cyrenus A Norris 
lu. Molly, b. 12 Apr. 1787; d. at Hopkintou, X. H."; m. as his second 
wife, Ezra Jones, son of Ezra and Elizabeth (Bailey) He had 
m. (1) 16 Nov. 1794, Roth Page, b. 6 Mav 1774, and supposed to 
have been a haU sister to MoUy Yonriug. Ezra Jones resided at 
Hopkinton, where he d. 
iv. Israel, b. 23 Jan. 1792; d. at Bradford, X. H., 11 Sept. 1865; m 
Deborah Lowe of Antrim, N. H.. b. in 1793. In the N. H. census 
of 1850 his residence is given as Warner. 
v. Sally, b. 13 Nov. 1795; lived with her brother Israel at Warner 
N. H , where she d. unm. in Oct. 1835. ' 

29. John- Mu.lens« Uraxn {Jo/,n,^ John,* James," John,' William^) was 
born at Sullivan, Me., about 1802. 

He married at Sullivan, 10 Jan. 1829. Th.vxkful Libbt. dauo-h- 
terof Joseph and Bathshelo (Gibbs). Iwrn at Gouldslioro. Me.,°]7 
Dec. 1801, died at Sullivan 15 Aug. 1871. He died there 10 Jan. 

Children, born at Sullivan : 

i. James Williams,' b. 15 May I83I; ra. at Sullivan, 9 Sept. 18C0. 
Elizabeth Rachel White, dau. of Nathan Johnson and Tirzah 
(Johnson), b. at Sullivan 17 Apr. 1837. d. there 3 Nov. 1887. Chil- 
dren ; 1. Olive Jennetu^. 2. Louis James. 3. Warren Augustus 
Meed. 4. Charles Bertram. 5. Lillian Florence. 6. Annie Mav 
7. Charles William. "' 

ii. JoKS- MiLLEXS, b. 10 Oct. 1S34 ; d. at Sullivan 13 Mar. 1905 ; m. there. 
21 Sept. 1871, Louisa Bilo;, dau. of John and Nancy (Sargent). 

124 Urann Family of New England [April 

b. at Sullivan 3 Jan. 1837. 
ill. Joseph Libdy, b. 29 Mar. 1837 ; d. at Sullivan 10 Apr. 1900 ; m. there, 
22 Nov. 18G1, Statira Ann Blaisdell, dau. of Enoch and Eliza 
(Dyer), b. at Fi-anklin, Me., 17 Nov. 1841. Children: I. IlaUie 
Begena'. 2. Harry Harvey. 3. Fred Libby. i. Addie Abbie. 5. 
Bertha Thankful. 6. Josie Lillian. 7. Georgia Blaisdell. 8. Ethel 
iv. Hexry Ci-n-TON, b. 22 May 1840; d. at Franklin 24 Oct. 1900; m. 
AxPHONSixE C. Dunn, dau. of Edward and Eliza (Blaisdell), b. at 
Franklin Oct. 1842. She m. (2) George W. Madison, and d. at 
Franklin 14 Mar. 1906. 
. v. Marcus Morton, b. 22 Mar. 1843; m. at Sullivan, II Mar. 186.5, 
CHE.STINA Elizabeth Blaisdell, dau. of Eben and Caroline Eliza- 
beth (Dunn), b. at Franklin 24 Apr. 1847. Children, b. at Sullivan, 
Me. : 1. Marcus Libby'. 2. Orace Maud. 3. Lydia Emery. 4. 
Mina Bessie. 5. Carl 'Blaisdell. 

30. Thomas" Urann {Thomas,^ John,^ Jumes' John^ William^) was bom 

at Franklin, Me. He married Martha Johnson, who died at 

Franklin 15 May 1886. He died there 10 Feb. 1836. 
Children, born at Franklin : 

1. Ellen,' m. Wiujasi Sprlnger. 

ii. SoPHBONiA, b. 21 Aug. 1831 ; d. at Franklin 17 June 1885 ; m. (1) at 
Franklin, in 1848, Charles Kimball Goodwin, son of Stephen, 
b. at Surry, Me., and d. at Franklin Apr. 1871 ; m. (2) as his second 
wife, James E. Hartwell, son of Benjamin and Mary (Steward), 
b. at Canaan, Me., 18 Jyly 1818, d. at Franklin. He had m. (1) 
7 Nov. 1851, Dorcas P. Martin oif Sullivan, who was b. 14 Feb. 
1835, and d. 9 Mar. 1872. Children, b. at Franklin, Me. : 1. Wil- 
liam Plummer. 2. George Atwood. 3. Charles Taylor. 4. Lizzie. 
5. Emerson Davis. 6. Nellie Sophronia. 7. Bose Lena. 8. Thomas 
Stefvens. 9. Minnie Eleanor. 

iii. Emerson Davis, b. 15 Apr. 1835 ; d. at Franklin 20 July 1868 ; m. at 
Sullivan, 27 Nov. 1859, Almena Bean, dau. of Samuel and Celinda 
B. (Thomas), b. at Sullivan 6 Mar. 1838, d. at Franklin 13 Feb. 
1908. Children, b. in franklin. Me. : 1. Homer Emerson'. 2. 

31. Samuel* Ur'ann {Paul,^ John* James,'' John,'' WiHiam^) was bom at 

Sullivan, Me., about 1800. He married at Franklin, Me., 30 Dec. 

1822, Abigail ^Voorster, daughter of William and Hannah 

Oragdon), born at Franklin 22 Apr. 1805, died at Sullivan 7 Dec. 

1859. He died there 7 May 1880. 

Children, bom in Sullivan : 
i. Benjamin Franklin,' b. 6 Sept. 1823; d. at Salem, Mass., 10 June 
1904 ; m. at Hancock, Me., 12 Feb. 1852, Temperance Stratton, 
dau. of John and Betsey (Grant), b. at Hancock, Me., 27 Nov. 
1828, d. at Salem 2 June 1906. Children, b. at Sullivan, Me. : 1. 
Frank W. 2. Nellie I. 3. Elizabeth. 
ii. Jane, b. 23 Aug. 1826; d. at Sullivan 21 Dec. 1887; m. at Hancock, 
Me., 7 July 1853, John Upton Hill, son of Barney Smith and 
Clarissa (Lyon), b. at Gouldsboro, Me., 3 Dec. 1825. Child, b. at 
Sullivan, Me. : Lizzie Maria. 

iii. Mary Louisa, b. 2 May 1829 ; d. at Salem, Mass., 15 Nov. 1888 ; 
m. at Salem, 14 May 1854, Winslow White, son of Joseph and 
Phosa (Crowell), b. at Yarmouth, Mass., 11 Dec. 1833, d. at 
Salem 30 Nov. 1888. Children, b. at Yarmouth: 1. Winsloio 
Franklin. 2. Carrie Phosa. 

iv. Joseph H., b. 18 July 1833 ; m. at Hancock, Me., Mary Cirr Bean, 
dau. of Theodore and Cynthia Cole (Brown), b. in Bucksport, 
Me., 19 July 1836, d. at Sullivap 31 May 1870. Ctilldreu : 1. 
Henry Everad'. 2. George Ernest. 3. Bobert. 

1910] Urann Family of Neic England 125 

V. SAJrcPX Leonard, b. 1 Aug. 1836 ; lost at sea 5 Feb. 1858. 

vi. Georgi-VNTJa, b. 28 Apr. r839 ; m. at Salem, Mass., 17 Dec. 1872, 
Gborge Chilcott Lynam, son of William and Hannah (Tracey), 
b. at Eden, Me., 26 July 1827. d. at Sullivan 29 Nov. 1898. 

vii. Charles Edgar, b. 21 May 1843; member of Co. C, 11th Maine 
regiment; kilWd at Deep Bottom, Va., 14 Aug 1864. 

32. George' Ycran {Joseph,'- George* Joseph,' John,^ William}) was 
bom at Tunbridcre, Vt., 13 Oct. 1795, a«d married at Randolph, Vt., 
13 Oct. 1822, Weltha Pembcr, daughter of Stephen and Sibyl 
(Bissell), born at Randolph 1 1 Sept. 1799, died at Lancaster, N. T., 
7 June 1886. He died there 7 Apr. 1877. 

Children : 
i. George,' b. at Craftsbury, Vt., 22 July 1823 ; d. at Maiden, Mass., in 

ii. George," b. at Maiden 4 Oct. 1825; d. at Waltham, Mass., 16 Sept. 

iii. Joseph, b. at Wethersfleld, Conn., 10 Aug. 1828; d. at Spencer Brook, 
Minn.,- 18 Mar. 1900; m. at Williamsville, N. Y., 14 Nov. 1850, 
ErNnCE EL■^^RA Swaxbro, dau. of Richard and Melinda (Carpen- 
ter), b. at Lancaster, N. Y., 13 Oct. 1831, d. at Clay Center, Kan., 
9 Mar. 1897. ChUdren, b. at Lancaster: 1. George Williavi.' 2. 
Horace Peniher. S. Eunice Mabel. 
iv. Weltha Elizabeth, b. at Wethersfleld 2 Feb. 1830; d. at Lancas- 
ter 23 Sept. 1904. 
V. Stephen Pember, b. at Lancaster 26 Feb. 1833; d. 17 Sept. 1834. 
\'i John, b. at Lancaster 18 Aug. 1835 ; d. at Lnshton, Neb., 17 May 
1908; m. at York, Neb., 6 Apr. 1879, Sarah Cauckins, b. 26 Dec. 
1844. Children: L George Pember* 2. Weltha Mabel. 3. J* 
■vii. William Corning, b. at Lancaster 5 Aug. 1838 ; d. 4 July 1839. 
viii. Jason, b. at Lancaster 23 May 1840. t 

33. Solomon^ Torajj {Joseph,'' George,* Joseph,* John,^ William}) was 

born at Tunbridge, Vt., 10 Feb. 1798. He married first at Tun- 
bridge, 15 July 1834, Hannah Wood, born 1 Oct. 1807, died 8 Apr. 
1837; married secondly, 5 June 1839, as her second husband, Re- 
becca (Fat) Hapgood, bom 13 Dec. 1800. She had married 
first, 27 Feb. 1823, Capt. Artemas Hapgood, son of David and Sally 
(Myrick), bora at Reading, Vt., 16 July 1795, died 21 June 1837. 
She died at Tunbridge 30 Sept. 1864. Solomon Yuran died at Ran- 
dolph, Vt., 3 July 1888. 

ChOdren : 
i. Harriet P.,' b. 22 June 1835 ; d at Randolph 29 Mar. 1902. 
ii. Hannah, b. 10 Feb. 1837; d. 16 Feb. 1881 ; m. 7 May 1857, Albert 
Hatch of Norwich, Vt. Children: I. Jennie Louise. 2. Augustus 
Faxon. 3. Ducie Bowena. 4. Addie Marie. 
iii. Ella, d. unm. 

34. Josefh' Urann {Joseph,* Thomas,* Joseph,* Francis,'^ William') was 

bom at Boston, and baptized at the Second Church 22 Jan. 1786. 
On 29 Oct. 1803, being then a minor, he was put under guardian- 
ship to Thomas Ives of Boston, cooper. He followed a cooper's 
trade and carried on business at Hancock's Wharf. He first resided 
in Salem Street, but in 1816 purchased land with a dwelling house 

• The letter J. refers to Joseph, John, and Jason. 

t The compiler is under many obligations to Mr. Ynran, who for many years has been 
collecting records of his branch of the family. His kindly assistance at this time is 
most opportune, and will be appreciated by the family at large. 


126 TJrann Family of New England [April 

in North (afterwards Hanover) Street, where he resided until his 
death. In 1 827 he purchased two lots of land " on a street leading 
from Ann street to Scarlet's wharf." He was an active member of 
the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, which he joined 
in 1837. He was an ardent Baptist, and was admitted to the First 
Baptist Church 3 Apr. 1817, serving as Deacon from 1828 to 1864, 
and in his official capacity purchased land for church purposes on 
Union Street in 1828, when the Society removed from StUlman 

He married at Boston, 17 Feb. 1811, Rachel Thayer, daughter 
of John and Rachel, born at Quincy, Mass., 22 Apr. 1789, died at 
Boston 13 Dec. 1870^ He died there 7 July 1864. 

Children, born 

i. Caroline,' b. 25 Oct. 1814; d. at Boston 8 May 1854; m. there, 23 
Nov. 1837, James Ioanob Tucker, son of Amos and Elizabeth 
(Fifield), b. at Kingston, N. H., 4 Jan. 1815. He m. (2) at Boston, 
2 Sept. 1855, Ann Robie, dau. of Asa and Sarah, b. at Candia, N. H., 
28 Mar. 1830, d. at Concord, N. H., 20 May 1891. He d. at Kings- 
ton 18 Jan. 1895. ChUdren, b. at Boston : 1. James loanos, b. 24 
Jan. 1840 ; d. at Chicago, 111., 12 Nov. 1899 ; m. at Boston, 10 June 
1868, Adelaide U. Wood ; entered Dartmouth College, but gradu- 
ated from Harvard College in 1867 ; child, b. at Chicago : Edith 
Lillian Adelaide. 2. Almira. b. 22 Jan. 1844 ; d. at Concord, N. H., 
2 Nov. 1867 ; m. 15 Aug. 1865, George W. Abbott of Fisherville, 
N. H. 3. Emma Isadora, b. 28 Dec. 1846 ; d. at Boston 4 Feb. 1849. 

li. William, b. in 1815 ; d. 30 Jan. 1843. 

iii. Joseph, b. in 1816; d. at Boston 27 Nov. 1833. 

iv. Harriet, b. 26 Aug. 1818; d. at Boston 10 Nov. 1862; m. at Boston, 
17 July 1844, Orlanda D. Wood of New York. Children, b. in 
Rodman, N. Y. : 1. Adelaide Urann, b. in 1845 ; m. her cousin James 
I. Tucker. 2. William, b. in 1848. 

V. Emeline, b. in 1820 ; d. at Boston 21 Oct. 1833. 

vi. Almika, b. June 1824 ; d. at Boston 7 (another record says 9) Apr. 
1853; m. at Boston, 11 Dec. 1845, Wiluam P. Spence. 

vii. Adeline, b. 13 July 1827 ; d. at Boston 20 Oct. 1865. 

^iii. Washington Lafayette, b. in 1832; m. (1) at Boston, 4 Jan. 1855, 
Sarah E. Brown, dau. of Thomas W. and Sarah D. (White), b. at 
Boston in 1835, d. there 6 June 1855. He m. (2) at Boston, 25 
June 1862, Annle M. O'Connor, dau. of Edward and Margaret, b. 
at Boston in 1837, d. at Belmont, Mass., 2 Aug. 1907. Children : 1. 
Eachel A.' 2. Amy Maria. 3. Edward. 

is.. Francis, b. In 1844 ; d. at Maiden, Mass., 18 Mar. 1891 ; m. at Bos- 
ton, 27 Sept. 1856, Delia A. Flaherty, dau. of John. Children, 
b. at Boston: 1. Louisa.' 2. Emma Amelia. 3. Joseph M. 4. 
Francis. 5. John William. 6. Walter Henry. 7. Albert Harvey. 

35. Richard* Urann {Richard,^ Thomas* Joseph,'^ Francis,^ William}) 
was born at Boston and baptized 23 Nov. 1783. In his younger 
days he followed the sea, and later in life he was familiarly known 
as Capt. Urann. On 18 June 1808 he purchased land at Dorchester 
of Mary Searles and Abigail Mont.ague of Lunenburg, Mass., and 
in 1810 and 1813 adjoining land on Dorchester turnpike (called 
Dorchester Avenue in 1854) near Pond Street, where the family 
resided for many years. He also purchased large tracts of land at 
Commercial Point and Cow Pasture, Dorchester. On 12 Aug. 
1833 he purchased a tract of land lying near Dedliam Street, to the 
east of Washington Street, Boston, where he carried on a planing 
and wood-turning business. 

1910] Uraim Family of JS^eio England 127 

WMle he was a resident of Dorchester for many years he un- 
doubtedly was a resident of Boston.from 1834 to 184G. In 1841 
he served as a member of the Boston City Council from Ward 11, 
and in 1842 and 1843 as one of the Board of Aldermen. 

A copy of his will, dated 25 June 18G1, was filed in Court, but 
was disallowed, and an administrator was appointed 11 May 1863. 
His chUdren were baptized at the First Church in Dorchester, 
and the family were buried in the Richard Urann tomb in the Dor- 
chester North Cemetery. 

He married at Dorchester, Mass., 25 June 1809, Sarah Salis- 
BURT Hunt, daughter of Abraham* and ^Nlary (St. Leger). born at 
Boston 14 July 1785, and died at Dorchester 8 Sept. 1859. He 
died there 21 Feb. 1862. 

Children, born at Dorchester, Mass. : 
i. Richard ^UfiusTUS,' b. 20 Jan. 1813 ; d. at Boston 6 Feb. 1898 ; m. 
at Xew York, Rebecca Elizabeth Geib, dau. of John, b. there 28 
Jan. 1823, d. at Boston 24 Dec. 1883. 
ii. FERorSAXD, b. 30 Dec. 1818; d. at Boston 15 Mar. 1891 ; m. at Dor- 
chester, 25 Oct. 18-49, Sarah Gakdinek DnniocK, dau. of John L. 
and Sarah G. (Wheelwright), b. there 30 July 1827, d. at Boston 6 
Apr. 1902. Children, b. at Dorchester, except the second: 1. 
KUen Theresa.^ 2. Lewis D. 3. Emma Gardiner, i. Fanny. 5. 
Grace St. Leger. 6. Charlotte. 
iii. Sakah Maria, b. 3 Apr. 1821 ; d. at Denver. Col., 22 Feb. 1909 ; m. 
at Boston, as his second wife, 20 June 1877, Silas Bertenshaw, 
sou of Alfred and Martha, b. in England in 1828, d. at Denver 13 
Jan. 1900. 
iv. Fredeiuc William, b. 7 July 1822; d. at Cleveland, Ohio, 1 Jan. 
1904; m. at Boston, 3 Oct. 1843, LvDU Jennisox Hayxes, dau. of 
Edward and Nancy (Leeds), b. at Dorchester 5 Feb. 1813, d. at 
Cleveland 28 Dec. 1899. ChUdren: 1. Clara Atignsta,' b. at Con- 
cord, N. H., 9 July 1844. 2. Lucy Maria, b. at Dorchester 13 June 
V. William Dwight, b. 9 Dec. 1823 ; d. at Boston 18 Mar. 1884 ; served 
during the Civil War in the Na\-v as acting master and lieutenant 
from 29 Oct. 1861 to 30 Oct. 1868. He m. 13 July 1848, Fran- 
ces Caroline Smith, dau. of Chauncev and Jane (Veltman), b. at 
Xewbnrgh, N. Y., 6 Apr. 1829, d. at Gleu Ridge, S. J., 3 Jan. 1910. 
Children, b. at Brooklyn, N. Y. : 1. Mary Caroline.'' 2. Sarah 
Salisbury. 3. Antoinette Clark. 4. Jennie St. Leger. 
vi. Mart St. Leger, b. 28 May 1825; d. at Denver, Col., 8 Aug. 1908; 
m. at Dorchester, 6 Jan. 1859, Isaac P. Rant), son of Isaac and 
Anna W. (PoUard), b. at Roxbury, Mass., in 1817, d. at Denver 9 
Sept. 1889. 
vu. Henry Adolphus, b. 11 Nov. 1828; d. at Ocala, Fla., 12 July 1901; 
m. at Boston, 24 Sept. 1862. Marianne Dix Sullivan, dau. of 
John W. and Marianne, b. at Boston in 1827. 

36. JoHJi* Urank (John,^ Thomas,* Joseph,^ Francis,'^ William^) was bom 
at Harlem Heights, N. Y., 29 June 1791. He married at Troy, 
N. Y.. 29 Aug. 1818, Hannah Chatteuton, daughter of Peter 
and Mary (Dow), born at Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y.. 1 Jan. 
1795, died at West Troy (now WatervMet), N. Y., 15 Sept. 1873. 
He died at Troy 20 Sept. (another record says Dec.) 1875. 

• Abrabam Hunt, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Arnold), was b. at Braintree, Miiss., 
2 June 1748; d. 5 Dec. 1793; m. (int. rec. at Boston 18 Sept. 1771) Mary St. Leger, dau. 
of Garrick St. Leger of H.ilifax, N. S., b. 1-5 June 1751, d. 29 Aug. 1/24. He served m 
tie Revolution as second lieutenant and adjutant; was made a mason in the Lodge of 
St. Andrew, Boston, in 1777; was one of the Boston Tea Party, andjomed the An- 
cient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1772. 

128 Lists of New England Soldiers [April 

Children, born at Troy : 

i. Catherine Ellen,' b. 27 May 1814 ; d. at West Troy 17 Sept. 1856 ; 
m. there 31 July 18+7, as his second wife, Seneca Mobbet Silli- 
MAN, son of John and Sally (Free), b. at Troy 12 Jan. 1817, d. at 
Old Chatliam, N. Y. ChUd : Charles. 

li. KuGGLES Hubbard, b. 8 Dec. 1816; d. in New York City 28 Sept. 
1900; m. (1) at Troy, 14 Nov. 1848, Pamelia Delaverne Low, 
dau. of John and Catherine (Cliatterton), b. at Pleasant Valley, 
N. Y., 7 May 1819, d. at Troy 15 May 1872; m. (2) Mrs. Mary 
Miller, d. at West Troy 24 Apr. 1907. Children, b. at Troy : 1 
Edward Wheeler.' 2. George F. M. 3. Caroline L. 4. Lazara 
Eugenia. 5. Rvggles Hubbard. 6. Pamela Low. 7. Samuel 

ill. Mary Elizabeth, b. 16 July 1818; d. at Troy 28 Apr. 1874; m. at 
Troy, 15 Oct. 1836, James Quirk, who d. at Troy. 

iv. Sarah Ann, b. 25 Aug. 1820 (another record says 1825) ; d. at West 
Troy 11 Nov. 1846; m. at West Troy, Seneca Mobbet Silliman, 
who m. for his second wife her sister Catherine E. Children, 
b. at West Troy : 1. John Dexter.' 2. James Harris. 

V. Eltus James, b. 22 Sept. 1822; d. at West Troy 11 Mar. 1907; m. 
(1) Joanna Washburn ; m. (2) at West Troy, 19 Apr. 1848, Cath- 
erine Fabrell, dau. of John and Catherine (Romey), b. at Lan- 
singburg, N. Y., 2 Mar. 1819 (living in 1909). Children, b. at 
West Troy: 1. John Perry.' 2. Catherine Jane. 3. Millard Fill- 
more. 4. Rvf Its James. 5. Oeorge Edward. 

vi. George Edward, b. 28 July 182«; d. at Troy 12 Sept. 1833. 

vli. George EpwaRD, b. 13 Apr. 1834 ; d. at West Troy 22 Sept. 1890. 


By Maet Ellen Bakeh, B.A. 
[Continued from page 72] 

929.1 Kew Ens:IaBd histArical and genealogical Register, contains 

N422 '•"'• Indexed in Griffin, A. F. C, BiWiography of AmericaB hjatorical societies. 


974.1 Bangor biStOrical magazine, contains many li^ts. Not analyzed. 


369.121 Society of colonial wars — Maine society. Register of the 
M28 officers and members, also.. .roster and record of Col. Jedediah 

Preble's regiment, campaign of 1768. ..Portland, 1905. 

Kostere, p. 127—80. 

351.5 9Iaine — Governor and council. Names of soldiers of the 
M28 revolution who applied for state bounty under Resolves of 

March 17, 1835, March 24, 1836, and March 20, 1836, as ap- 
pears of record in Land office... Augusta, 1893. 

Alphabetical list, p. H— 50. 

1910] Lists of 2sfevD England Soldiers 129 

974.1 Maine historical society. Collections. Vols. 1—22. Portland, 

M28 1831 — 1906. Col. Phinney-s regiment, 1775, vol. 17, p. lCO-2, 166-Si. 

Soldiers' fnmilies supplied by Old Falmouth, 1779, vol. 18, p. 16«. Col. Phinnev's 
regiment, 1776, vol. 19, p. 71—105. Col. Mitchell's repiraent, vol. M, p. 5S— «. 
Pay rolls of various companies, vol. 20, p. 160—74. Capt. Moulton's company 
from York, 1775, vol. 20, p. 303—4. Col. Scammon'n regiment at Cambridge, 1775, 
vol. 20, p. .362—4. Ro.aters of the various companies, vol. 20, p. 376—402. 

92.3..57 Massachnsfffs— Commonwealth, Secretary of the. Ma-^sa- 

qM38 chusetts soldiers and sailors of the revolutionary war, a com- 

pUation from the archives... 17 vols. Bost., 1896 — 1908. 
Includes Maine. 

(3) WAR OF 1812 
974.1 Slaine historical society. Collections. Vols. 1—22. Portland. 

M28 1831 — date. Harrington militia company at Pemaqull 

roll of a detachment under Calvin Crocker, Lieut, in the 34th regiment 
u. c». infantry for Sept. and Oct. 1813, vol. 20, p. 415. Rolls of detacbments under 
Capt. Wilson, war of 1812, vol. 20, p. 420—4. 


(a) General 

853.97416 Maine— Adjutant-fieneral. Annual report... 1861— date. 

A Augusta, 1862 — date. Reports for isei— 66 have supplement entiUed 

Alptutbetical index of Maine volunteers. Not analyzed. 

973.7349 Maine— Gettyshnrff commission. Maine at Gettysburg; re- 
qM28 port of Maine commission... [Portland] 1,898. Many rosters and 

lifts scattered through the book. 

(b) Regimental 

973.7441 Merrill. S: H. Campaigns of the Ist Maine and 1st District of 
El Columbia cavalry. Portland, 1366. Eosters, p. 3S9-43i. 

97;3.7441 Tobie, E: P. History of the 1st Maine cavalry, 1861—65. 

Ela Bost., 1887. Contains rosters with much biographical material and an 

index to the rosters on p. 719— .32. 

973.7441 S^aw, H, p. (The) First Maine heavy artUlery, 1862— 65._ 

Fl Portland, 1903. index to members of the regiment, Apx. p. a— x. 

973.7441 Maine— 4rtillcry—4th battery. History of the 4th Maine 
G04 battery light artillery in the civil war, 1861 — 65... Auguita, 

1905. Roster, p. 108-22. 

973.781 Lapham, W : B. My recollections of the war of the rebellion. 

L31 AugUBta, 1892. poster of tlje 7th Majne battery, proiAotions and casual- 

ties, p. 92— 103. 

973.7441 Gould, J : M. History of the Ist— 10th— 29th Maine regiment... 
JOl with the history of the 10th Maine battalion by L. G. Jordan. 

Portland, 1871. Contains many rolls and lists. 

973.7441 Bicknell, G : W. History of the 5th regiment Maine volnn- 
J05 teers... Portland, 1871. Roster, p. 377-404. 

973.7441 Maxfield, Albert, and Brady, Robert, Jr. Roster and statL- 

Jl 1 tical record of companj' D, 11 th regiment Maine infantry volun- the rebellion, [N. Y.] 1890. Roster, p. 63-72. 

973,744iMaij)f— Infantry— 11th regiment. Story of. ..the iith Maine 

Jlla infantry volunteers in the war of the rebellion... N. Y., 189C. 

Roster, Apx., p. 2—70. ^ 

973.7441 LufUin, E : P. history of the 13th Maine regiment from. ..1861 

J13 to 1865 with asjfetch of the 13th Slaine battalion attached to 

the 30th Maine, and an appendix containipg a complete? roster... 

Bridgton, 1898. Some lists aside from tlie roster. 

130 Lists of New England Soldiers [April 

973.7441 Shorey, H: A. Story of the Maine loth. ..with a complete ros- 

qJ15 ter... Bridgton, 1890. Roster, a px., p. 2-26. 

973.7441 Small, A. R. (The) .Sixteenth Maine regiment in...l861— 65... 

J16 Portland, 1886. Roster und apedul lists, p. 255— 322. 

973.7441 Hoil!°:hton, E. B. Campaigns of the 17th Maine. Portland, 

J17 1866. Roiiter and lists, p. 293-333. 

973.7441 Maine— Infantry— 19th regiment. Reunions... Augusta, 

J19 1878. Roster, p. 9&-126. 

973.7441 illaddocks, E. B. History of the 26th Maine regiment... Ban- 

J26 gor, 1899. Roster, p. 40— fiO. 

973.7441 Stone, J. HI. History of the 27th regiment Maine volunteer in- 

J27 fantry... [Portland] 1895. Rolls, p^a-i, 17-30. 

973.7441 Houston, H: C. (The) Thirty-second Maine regiment of in- 

J32 fantry volunteers... Portland, 1903. Roster, p. 460—534. 

(5) LOCAL 

974.18 Lemont, L. P. 1400 historical dates of the town and city of 
B32 Bath and town of Georgetown from 1604— 1874... Bath, 1874. 

Revolution, p. 11—12. Names on ciril war monument and list of officers in the 
war, p. 21-4. ■ 

974.15 Williamson. .loseph. History of...Belfast...Me....l770— 1875. 
B41 Portland, 1877. civil war lists, p. 888—919. 

973.3441 Spencer, W. D. comp. List of revolutionary soldiers of Ber- 
Sp3 wick, compiled from the records of the town. [Berwick?] 

974.17 Bethel (Me,). Report of the centermial celebration, Aug. 26, 

B461 1874. Portland, 1874. officers in the civil war, resident or native 

born, p. 43. 

974.17 Laphara. W : B. comp. History of Bethel, formerly Sudbury 
B46 Canada, Oxford county. Me., 1768—1890, with a brief sketch 

of Hanover... Augusta, 1891. Exsoldiers of the revolution, settled 
in this town, p. 83—5. Capt. Holt's company, 1814, p. 90—1. 

974.15 Greene, F. B. History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay 

qB64 Harbor, Me... Portland, 1906. Boothbay in the revolution, p. 236— 

4C. Capt. Reed's and Capt. Adams's companies in 1812, p. 259—61. Boothbay 
civil war list, p. 427—33. Southport list, p. 434-5. 

974.15 Johnston. J: History of the towns of Bristol and Bremen..^ 
B77 Me., including the Pemaquid settlement. Albany, 1873. Me'n 

under Lieut. Weems at Pemaquid, I6S9, p. 176. 

974.14 Wheeler. G: A. History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville, Me., including the ancient settlement of Pentagoet. Soldiers 

_ from each of these places serving in the various wars, p. 362-74. 

974.19 Wheeler. G: A. and Wheeler, H: "'. History of Brunswick, 
B83 Topsham and Harpswell, Me., including the ancient territory 

known a.S Pejepscot. Bost., 1878. Revolution, p. 8S0— 6. War of 
1812, p. 887-95. Rebellion, p. 896-915. 

974.19 Marshall. J. M. ed. Report of the proceedings at the cele- 
B98 bration of the 1st centennial anniversary of Buxton, Me., Aug. 

14,1872... Portland, 1874. List of revolutionary soldiers of Buxton, 

p. 276. 

974.14 \j heeler, G: A. History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville. Me., including the ancient settlement of Pentagoet. 

Bangor, 1875. Soldiers from each of these places serviug in the various 

1910] Lists ofJVew England Soldiers 131 

974.14 LeiSfhton, Levi. Centennial historical sketch of the town of 
C72 Columbia, Me... [Columbia Falls, Me., 1896 ?] Civil war sol- 

diers, p. 11—12. 

974.13 Palmer) ni< S. Early gleanings and random recollections of the 
C81 town of Corinth, Me... Bangor, 188-3. citizens who were killed in 

battle or died ol wounds or disease during tbe ci*-il war, p. 20. 

974.19 Clayton, W. W. History of Cumberland county, Me... Phil., 

qC57 1880. Koster of soldiers for Cumberland county in the war of tbe rebellion, 

p. 415-56. 

973.3352 Goold, ftathan. History of Col. Jonathan Mitchell's Cumber- 
G64 land county regiment of the Bagaduce expedition, 1779, with... 

pay-rolls ol the companies... Portland, 1899. 

974.14 DeilufSVille (^Ue.). Memorial of the 100th anniversary of the 
D42 settlement... Portland. 1886. civil war Ust, p. 83-6. 

974.18 Stackpoie, E. S. History of Durham, Me... Lewiston, 1899. 

D93 Men of Koyalsborougb and n«ghboring towns in the revolution, p. ai— 6. Dur- 

ham in the war of 181S, p. 100— J. CivU war, p. 103—4. 

974.14 Kilbj, W : H : Eastport and Passamaquoddy... Eastport, Me., 
Ea7 1888. Eastportin^the war of the rebellion, various lists, p. 35s— 429. 

974.17 Batler, F. G. History of Farmington, Franklin county, Me... 

F22 Farmington, 1885. Master rolls of companies held ready for service in 

tbe war ol IBU, p. 11)S— 25. (Svil war rolls, p. 212—40. 

974.11 Ellis, C. H. History of Fort Fairfield... Ft. Fairfield [Me.], 

F77 1894. Civil war list, p. 183-5. 

974.17 Fryeburg (Me.). Centennial celebration of the settlement with 
F941 the historical address by Rev. Samuel Souther... Worcester, 

1864. Fryeburg in the CivU war, p. 75— 6. 

974.18 LeniODt, L. P. 1400 historical dates of the town and city of 
B32 Bath and town of Georgetown from 1604 — 1874... Bath, 1874. 

Uevolution, p. 11—12. Name- uu civil war moaumeut aud list of officers in the 

974.19 McLellan, 11. D. History of Gorham, Me., comp. and ed. by his 

G671 daughter, K. B. Lewis. ' Portland, 1903. Kevoiution, 120-32. War 

of lBi2, p. 15o — 61. Civil war, p. 312— ^. apani=b-American war, p. 3o5. 

974.19 Pierce, Josiah. History of the town of Gorham, Me... Port- 

G67 land, 1862. Capt. WUUams's compauy, C«l. I'hinney's regiment, Apr. 24, 

17;o, p. 125—6. Capt. Kobie's company, war of 1812, p. 141—2. 

974.19 Wheeler, G : A. aPd Wheeler, H : W. History of Brunswick, 

B83 Topsham and HarpsweU, ile., including the ancient territory 

known as Pejepscot. Best., 1878. Kevoiution, p. 8bo-6. War of 

1812, p. 887-95. Kebeliion, p. t96— 915. 

974.19 Bradbury, C: History of Kennebunkport...l 602— 1837. Ken- 

K37 nebunkport, 1837. officers and soldiers knOH-n to have been in the service 

of the U. a. in the revolutioniry war from the lown of Arundel, p. 269—95. 

974.18 Stinchfieid, J : C. History of the town of Leeils, Androscoggin 
L51 county. Me... [Lewiston, pref. 1901.] Kevoiution, p. 2S5. War of 

1S12, p! 286. Civil «nr, p. 2c7— Wj. 

973.3311 [Porter, E: G. and Stephenson, H. M.] Souvenu- of Lexing- 
qP83 ton, 1775 — 1875. [B.j;t., 1875.] 

Citizens who fell in 1775, and * li=t of their de^c«rndant3 who fell during the civil 
war, p. H— 15. 

974.18 [Washburn, Israel, Jr.] Notes, historical, descriptive, and per- 

L75 soual, of Livermore in AndroscogL'iu (formerly in Orford) 

countv, Maine. Portland, 1874. w^r of I8i2, p. 157—9. Kebeiliou, 

p. 160-^2. 


Lists of New England Soldiers 


974.12 MiiH^On (M^.)« Semi-centennial address 6f Cliarles Dawson; 
M75 poems by W. S. Knowlton and T. N. Lord... Portland, 1872. 

Soldiers of the civU war, p. 35—6. 

974.19 ©W tim«S. a magazine devoted tio the...lii8tory of North Yar- 

011 mouth, Maine. OoDtalns lists. Not analyzed. 

974.17 Laphaidt W : B. Centennial history of Norway, Oxford county, 
N83 Me., 1786—1886... Portland, 1886. K^vdiution, p. 235-«. Wai- 

of 1812, p. 237, 239—40. Bebellion, p. 263—74. 

974.17 King, M. F. comp. Annals of Oxford, Me.. .1829 — 1850, pre- 
0x2 faced by a brief account of...Shepardsville plantation, now 

Hebron and Oxiord... Portland, 1903. Hebron aiid Oxford militia 
during the war of 1812, p. 26—9. 

974.17 Lapbam, W : B. and nraxiin, S. P. History of Paris, Maine, 
P21 from its settlement to 1880, with a history of the grants of 1736 

and 1771... Paris, 1884. Military history, p. 361—85, with an index to 
names, p. 810 — 15. 

974.14 Kirby, W:H: EastpOrt and -Passamaquoddy... Eastport, Me., 
Ea7 1888. Eastport in the war of the rebellion, various lists, p. 358— 429. 

974.14 Wheeler, G: A. History of Castine, Penobscot, and Brooks- 
C27 ville. Me., including the ancient settlement of Pentiigoet. 

Bangor, 1875. soldiers from each of these places eei-ying in the various 
war's, p. 362— 7t. 

974.13 History of Penobscot connty, Maine... Cleveland, 1882.' 

o H62 Military record containing rosters of companies' for all the various wars, p. 86— 

974.18 Poland (Me.). Centennial, Sept. 11, 1895, with illus. and biog. 
P75 sketches by A. B. Kicker, B. M. Fernald, and H. W. Ricker. 

N. Y., 1896. Poland's sons who served during the rebellion, p. 113—17. 

974.17 Moulton, T. Porter as a portion of Maine... Portland, 1879. 

P83 Soldiers in the various wars, p. 52—74. Contains quite a Uttle biog. material. 

974.19 Goold, iVatUan. Falmouth Neck in the revolution. Portland, 

P8361 1897. List of soldiers' and sailors' families supplied by Old Falmouth, from 

the town records of May 8, 1779, p. 63. 

974.19 G. A. R.— Maine depSLttmeDr— BOSWOrth I^OSt. Soldiers and 

P837 saUors monument fair, Portland, Me. Portland soldiers and 

sailors. the war of the rebellion... Portland, 1884. Graves 

decorated on memorial day 1884, p. 41—56. 

974.19 Willis, W: History of Portland...l632— 1864... Ed. 2. Port- 

P831 land, 1865. Jiuiter roll of Capt. Bradish's company, in Col. PUinney's 

reglmtot, to Au^. l'/75, p. bW. 

974.19 Willis, W : History of Portland...with notices of the neighboring 

P833 towns... Portland, 1833. MusterroUofCapt. Bradish's company, Col. 

Phiuuey's regiment, to Aug. 1, 1775, p. 328. 

974.18 Stackpole, E. S. History of Durham, Me... Lewiston, 1899. 

D93 Men of Royalsborougli and neighboring towns in the revolution, p. 91—6. 

974.17 Laptiam, W: B. History of Rumford, Oxford county. Me... 

E8G Augusta, 1890. Revolution, p. 162. War of 1812, p. 167-8. CivU war, p. 

171— 83. 

974.19 Emery, Edwin. History of Sanford, Me., 1661—1900. FaU 

Sa5 River, Mass., 1901. Soldiers of the war of 1812, p. 191-3. CivU war, p. 


974.15 Greene, F. B. History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay 

qBG4 Harbor, Me... Portland, 1906. Boothbay in the revolution, p. 236— 

46. Capt. Reed's and Capt. Adams's companies In' 1812, p. 259-61. Boothbay 
civil war list, p. 427—33. Southport Ust, p. 434—6. 

1910] Lists of N'ew England Soldiers 133 

974.17 SHmner (Me.). Centennial history of the town...l798— 1898. 

Su6 West Sumner, 1891). Sumner in the revolution, war of 181:!, civil war 

and Spanish-American w«r, p. 17—21. 

974.19 Wheeler, ft: 1. an4 Wheeler, H: W. History of Brunswick, 

B83 TojJsham, and Harpewell, Me., including the ancient territory 

known as Pejepscot. Bost., 1878. Eevoiution, p. 880— «. War of 

1812, p. 887— 9o. KebelUoD, p. 690— 015. 

974.18 French, W. R. Ifciory of Turner, Me... Portland, 1887. 

T85 Turner soldiers In the war of the rebellion, p. 200—4. 

974.15 Union, Maine, past and present. Union, Me., 1895. List of 

Un3 1 members of Cooper Post, G. A. K., aod the soldiers and sailors of the town, p. 

974.15 Vinal Bavcn (Me.). Brief historical sketch of the town... 

V73 Rockland, 1900. Soldiers in the war of I8I2, p. 68. Soldiers in the civil 

war, p. 64— e. 

974.16 Ban^S, I. S. Military history of Waterville, Me., including the 
W311 name and record, so far as known, of all [its] sokhers...a por- 
tion of the records of the Waterville monument association and 
a sketch of W. S. Heath Post, No. 14, G. A. R. Augusta, 

974.16 Whitteniore, E. f . ed. Cehtemiial history of Waterville, Ken- 
W3l nebec county, Me... Waterville, 1902. usts of the volunteers and 

of the killed, in the revolatioii, war of 18L>,4[exicaii, civil, and Spanish-American 
wars, p. 1S:(— 224. 

974.16 History of Ihe toira of Wayne, Kennebec County, Me... 

W36 Augusta, 1898. companies in liieot.-Col. Sweet's regiment 1814,. 

p. -»— «. Soldiers and sailors of 1861— «5, p. 8J— 4. 

973;3441 Gooid, K'athan. 'Windham, Me., in the war of the revolutionj 

G64 1775—1783. Portland, 1900. soldiers who caUed Windham their 

home, p. 12. 

974.19 Smith, T : L. History of the town of Windham [Me.]... Port- 

W721 land, 1873. Volunte^ in the war of 1812, p. 37. Men in the civil war, 

p. 10-51. 

973.3444 Goold, Nathan. Captain Johnson Moulton's company, the first- 
G641 to leave the district of Maine in the revolution. N. p. [1899.]' 

Pay roll of Moulton's comapany raised by the town of York, Apr. 21, 1775, p. 4— o. 

974.19 ClaytOU, W. VF. History of York county. Me... Phil., 18S0. 

qG571 Eoster of soldiers for Yoti county iu the war of the rebeUion, p. 122—49. 

923.57 Foster, Joseph. Reoord of the soldiers, sailors, and marines... 
F81 buried in Portimoath, N. H., and neighboring towns...who 

served.. .in the rebellion and previous wars. Portsmouth, 1893. 

Graves decorated, [>. o-i'>- Officers ol the U. S. frigate Raleigh, 1775, p. 03—4. 
974.2 Granite mOnthlT, Comalus Usts. Xoi analyzed. 


353.97426 Potter, (!. B. Alilitary history of.. .New Hampshire fiom... 

P85 1623 to 1861... Cc-ncord, 1866. Contains many company rolls and 


973.3442 Batchellor, A. S. Ranger service in the upper valley of the 
B31 Connecticut and the most northerly regiment of the New Hamp- 

shire militia in the. ..revolution. Concord, 1903. List of tUe 12tli 
regiment of foot, c-.luuy cf N. U., Sept. 5, 1775, p. 25. 

134 Lists of Neio England Soldiers [April 

973.3312 Gilmore, G: C. R«port of special commissioDer [appointed 
qG42 by the gov. & council of N. H.]. [Manchester, 1891.] N. h. 

men killed or mortally wounded at Bunker Hill, June 17, l?76,p. 2. 

973.3442 Gilniore, G: t. comp. EoU of New Hampshire soldiers at the 
qG42 battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777. Manchester, 1891. 

351.2 Gilmore, G : C. State senators 1784—1900 [and] New Hamp- 
G42 shire men at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Manchester, 1899. 

N. H. men at Bunker Hill, p. 30—79. N. H. men in Arnold's expedition to 
Quebec, p. 80. 

973.3442 Kidder, Frederic. History of the Ist N. H. regiment in the 

K53 war of the revolution. Albany, 1868. Men who serred between 

1777 and 17sa, p. 131—68. 

974.2 New Hampshire — General court. Provincial papers, docu- 
N421 ments and records... 31 vols. Concord, 1867 — 1907. Contains 

many lista aud is well indexed. Ilevolutionary rolls, vols. 14 — 17. 

973.3312 Swelt, S: History of the Bunker Hill battle... Ed. 3. Bost., 

Sw42 1827. Mass., Conn., and N. H. officers, probably in the battle, see notes, p. 



(a) General 

973.7426 New Hampshire— Adjntant-General. Reports...l863— date. 

A Concord, 1863— date. Not analyzed. 

973.7442 New Hampshire— Adjutant-General. Revised register of the 

qA2 soldiers and sailors of N. H. in the war of the rebellion, 1861 — 

66, prepared by A. D. Ayling. Concord, 1895. 
973.7442 Waile, 0. F, R. New Hampshire in the great rebellion.., 

B Claremont, 1870. Contains lists of officers of the N. H. regiments. 

(b) Regimental 

973.7442 Abbott, S. G. (The) First regiment N. H. volunteers in the 
JOl great rebellion... Keene, 1890. Rosters, p. 375-611. 

973.7442 Hayues, W. A. History of the 2d regiment N. H. volunteer in- 
J02 lantry in the war of the rebellion. Lakeport, N. H., 1896. 

Hosier, pt. 2, p. 3—lii. 

973.7442 Eldredge D[auiel.] (The) Third N. H. and all about it. Bost. 

J03 1893. Roster and special lists, p. 797-967. 

973.7332 Child, W : History of the 5th regiment N. H. volunteers in... 

JOO 1861 — 62. 2 V0I5 in 1. Bristol, 1893. complete roster, vol. 2, p. 

5—202. Ust of officers, vol. 2, p. 203— ». 

973.7442 Jackman, Lyman. History of the 6th N. H. regiment in the 
J06 war for the union... Concord, N. H., 1891. Rosters, p. 403— [602]. 

973.7442 Little, U: F. tV. ...Seventh regiment N. H. volunteers in the 
J07 war of the rebellion... Concord, N. H., 1896. Roster, Apx. 105 p. 

973.7442 Stanyan, J : W. History of the 8th regiment of N. H. volunteers 
JOS including its service as infantry, 2d N. H. cavalry and veteran 

battalion in...l861— 65... 2 vols. Concord, N. H., 1892. 

Roster, vol. 2. 

973.7442 Lord, E : 0. ed. History of the 9th regiment N. H. volunteers Ln 
J09 the war of the rebellion. Concord, N. H., 1895. Roster and 

1910] Genealogical Research in England 135 

973.7442 COffSWell, L. W. History of the 11th N.H. regiment volunteer 
Jll infantrv-lSGl— Go... Concord, N. H., 1891. Roster, p. [674- 

776]. • 

973.7442 BartlPtt, A. W. History of the 12th reghnent N. H. volunteers 
q.J12 in the war of the rebellion. Concord, N. H., 1897. Koster. 

973.7442 Thompson, S. M. (The) Thirteenth regiment of N. H. volun- 
J13 teer infantry.. .1861 — 65... Bost., 1888. Eoster, p. 638— 86. Re- 

union of 1887 roster, p. 6S7. 

973.7442 [BllfTaill, F. II.] Memorial of the great rebellion; being a his- 
J14 torv of the 14th regiment N. H. volunteers... Bost., 1882. 

RoAera and special lift,-, p^ 379—442. 

973.7441 McGregor, € : Hiitory of the 15th regiment N. H. volunteers, 

J15 1862—63. [Concord", N. H.] 1900. Contains several rolls and lists- 

973.7442 Townsend, L. T. History of the 16th regiment N. H. volun- 

J16 teers... Wash., 1897. Contains several Usts. 

973.7442 Rent, C : Sf. History of the 17th regiment N. H. volunteer in- 

J17 fantry, 1862 — 63. Concord, N. H., 1898. Roster of men in camp 

during winter of 1862—63, p. 267—93. 

973.7442 Lirormore, T : L. History of the 18th N. H. volunteers, 1864— 

J18 65. Bost., 1904. Rosier", p. 8O-120. 

[To be continued] 


Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth French, and commuaicated by the Committee on 
English Research* 

[Continued from page 61] 

From the Roisters of St. Peter's Church, Sudbury, co. Suffolk : 

W" the Sonne of John Waterbery was baptized the xij'" Day of March, 

John Awsten alias John Waterburye was buryed the fyrst daye of Sep- 
tember 1596. 

Robert Smithe and marye Waterbury were maried the ninth daye of 
August Anno dom 1599. 

From the Registers of Stoke-by- Nayland, co. Suffolk : 

Richard feets & Elizabeat Waterberrye [married] July 25, 1628. 

From the Registers of Great Waldingfield, co. Suffolk: 

Robert Waterberye buried 25 July 1605. 

From the Bishops' Transcripts, Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Bury St. 
Edmunds, St. Peter's Church. Sudbury : 

May 18, 1606. John Cussyn [or Cuffyn] and Anne Waterbury married. 

The WUl of Jeffrye Wo(xle of Stoke-Nayland, 24 Feb. 1623, leaves to 
'■Judith Waterberye my mayde seruant 40 shillings." (Archdeaconry of 

* The Committee on English Research desires to state that, although the Society 
his no official representative in England, the Committee is employing Miss French as 
a record searcher there along special lines for the benefit of the Register. 
VOL. LXIV. 10 

136 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Sudbury (Bury St. E.lmun.b), Harrold, 21.) 

[I have printed these items regarding the Waterbury family of Suffolk 
because the name is so rare in England. Savage says that William Water- 
bury of Boston came in the fleet with Winthrop, and that Jolm Waterbury 
was early in Watenown and moved to Stamford, Conn. I suggest that 
the first entry quoted above is the baptism of the emigrant to Boston. 
Stodbury and Groton, Governor Winthrop's home, are only six miles apart. 
May not the emigrant John have been son of the emigrant William and 
named for his grandfather Waterbury ? Further search in the local records 
of Sudbury and vicinity might te profitable. E. P.] 

The nuncupative WUl of LcciE Riddelsdale als Loker of the 
hamlet of Bures St. Marie in Essex, widowe, 1 Feb. 1692-3. She willed 
and bequeathed her goods and chattels first to the discharge of her debt&, 
the apparelling of a child of hers called Henrey, which was to be put forth 
apprentice, and the rest, by certain men of the parish indifferently chosen, 
she willed to be equally divided among all her children, her son Danyell 
to have the first and best part, the said Danyell appointed executor. 
Witnesses : John Colman, mj'nister their, and Mary Goslinge. Proved at 
Sudbury 3 Apr. 1593, and commission issued to the executor named in the 
will. Inventory £9 17. 6. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury (Bury St. Ed- 
munds), Bacon, 448.) 

Extracts from the Registers of Bures St. Mary, 1538 to 1635 inclusive: 

Johan Loker buried Apr. 30, 1561. 

John Loker, Shvlemen, married John Howlet, the daughter of 

Howlett, Oct. 10, 1563. 

Danyell Lokyar Son of Robert, baptized Dec. 12, 1563 [Daniel Loker 
in duplicate entry]. 

John Loker alias Ridsdale baptized Aug. 16, 1568. 

William Locar baptized Mar. 31, 1575 [Loker in duplicate entry]. 

Henry Loker baptized Feb. 7, 1576-7 [Henrye Locar in duplicate 

Hugh Lorker baptized Aug. 25, 1588. 

Lucys Loker buried Feb. 3, 1592-3. 

Lucye Loker buried Feb. 30 [«c], 1592-3. 

Daniel Loker and Mary George married Feb. 17, 1594-5. 

John Riddelsdale alias Loker, son of Daniel baptized Apr. 25, 1595. 

Dorcas daughter of Henry Riddlesdale baptized July 18, 1629. 

Rebecca daughter of Edward Riddlesdale baptized Dec. 5, 1630. 

[The Henry Loker baptized in 1576-7 is apparently the father of Henry 
Loker and John Loker, the emigrants to New England, as shown in his 
win, Register, vol. 63, p. 280. This family is called in the records 
Loker, Riddlesdale, and Loker alias Riddlesdale. E. F.] 

The Will of John Chick ering of Henstead in the County of Suffolk, 
yeoman, 20 Dec. 1652. To wife Thomasine all my messuages, tenements, 
lands, meadows, pastures, both free and copy, lying in Henstead, during 
her life, and after her death to son John Chickering during his life, and 
after his death to the eldest child of his body lawfidly begotten, male or 
female, then living, provided my son John pay to my daughter Elizabeth 
Chickering £100 after the decease of my wife, and in default of payment 
she to have the lands. If son John die before my wife, leaving no issue. 

1910] Genealogical Research in England 137 

reversion to daughter Elizabeth and her heirs forever. If 'daughter Eliza- 
beth die before my wile, leaving no issue, reversion of legacy to son John. 
Residue of all moveable goods, cattle, chattels, debts owing me, ready 
money, plate, etc.. to wife I'homasine for life, with reversion after her 
death to son .John and daughter Eli2abeth equally divided. Wife Thom- 
asine executrix. Lo^-ing friends John Aldred and Thomas Aldred super- 
visors, and to each of them 10s. for their pains. Proved 29 Mar. 1654 by 
Thomasine Chickeringe the relict and only executrix. ( P. C. C, Alchin, 

[The will of William Thurton of Kirkly. Suffolk, 2.5 June 1653 (P. C. 
C, Alchin, 390), mentions " my daughter Alice Thurton, the wife of 
Renald Chickerge." The will of Henry Chickering of Ringsfield. father 
of Francis and Henry C'hickeruig, the emigrants to New England, mentions 
among other children sons John and Reynold, and daughter Mary, wife of 
Thomas Aldred. See Register, vol. G3, p. 28-2. The places of residence 
of all these persons are near together. E. F.] 

The Will of Robert Cctleu of London, yeoman, 8 Sept. 1G07. Being 
purposed very shortly to make a voyage to the seas and so to sail for 
Virginia, and considering the uncertainty of my return from thence by 
reason of the fraility of man's life in this transitory world, etc. Money 
loaned at ten per cent., the interest of which I give to my natural mother, 
Dorrothie Maddock, wife of William Maddock of Ipswich, merchant, to be 
paid her as the same shall be received from time to time. After her death 
the principal and all my other goods, moneys, and chatties unto my three 
natural sisters, Jilliam Baxter, Jlargaret Wyethyand Anne Cary, equally 
divided, and if any die before such portion be due, the reversion to her 
child or children. Executors : brother-in-law Allen Cary and WUliam 
Vesey, gent. [Signed] Robt Cutler. Witnesses : Ry : Bright scr. pub., 
Williame Reeve, and Johis Famsterwick, scriviendro Scr. Proved 4 May 
1611 by William Vesey, gent., one of the executors, with power reserved 
to Allan Carye the other executor. (P. C. C, Wood, 48.) 

" Robert Cutler deceased in parts beyond the seas." (P. C. C, Probate 
Act Book, 1611.) 

The Will of Ab-NEU Co^\ Doctor in physicke, formerly of Cambridge, 
lately of London, at this present of Stanmore Magna in the County of 
Middlesex, 16 May, 1062. To be buried in the church or chancel of the 
village of Stanmore or, if convenient, in Gestingthorpe, vulgarly called 
Gestubbin, in Essex, two miles beyond Heneningham Castle, where my 
parents and Auncestors for many preceeding generations have been interred. 
To my three nieces, daughters of my eldest sister Wilson deceased, namely 
Elizabeth, Anne, and Deborah ; to my other sister yet living at Water- 
betcham in Essex, Deborah .Steele, and to her two daughters, to each a 
gold ring of the value of twenty shillings, the rings to have this inscription 
PREPARE Yor MCST FOLLOWE : Ab : C: To Elizabeth Wilson the eldest 
of my said uiece-s my gold se.aled Ring of Armes, it being my father's ring. 
To my younger sister my mother's wedding ring. To her sons, my nephews 
Abraham AJ^ton and Tho: Steele, £5 apiece in six months. To Miiry 
Price, daughter of my wife by a former husband, my diamond earing, my 
harpsigalls, and mv silver sugar dish with my arms in the middle thereof. 
To all of my kindred who shall be at my funeral or visit my executrix within 
rwo months after my decease, to each a ring of eight shillings value. To 

138 Genealogical Research in England [April 

my kinsmen Issack and Ichalxxi Chamicy mj little long black manuscript 
with clasps, '• de ilorbos subctanroy Cura," pro^-ided they willget it super- 
vised and methodized by some learned physitian and print it, either in that 
language wherein it is wrote or in English, my great languishments and 
iniirmities not permitting me to do either myself. To the said Isaack " Spi- 
getius his Anatomy " in folio, and to his brother Ichabod '' Reverius his 
Practice " in folio, for the great respect sake I bear their Reverend Father 
my Uncle and quondam Tutor in Cambridge. All residue of goods, chat- 
tels, lands, leases, household stuff, bonds, books, bills, and moveables in Lon- 
don or Jliddlesex to my most dear and loving wife and her heirs forever. 
I make her sole executrix. She to make sale of my library to pay my lega- 
cies, and to deliver to my sister Wilson's daughters at Eyeham in Darbie- 
shire all those writings and evidences concerning their lands at Chesterfield, 
and also one roll of manuscript sheets containing instructions of my father 
to his children. Jly executrix to burn my papers " for the most part 
gathered in the greenes of my youth." [Signed] Abner Coo. Proved 5 
May 1666 by Aima Coe, relict and executrix. (P. C. C, Bruce, 50.) 

[The above testator was son of Edward Coe and his wife, Jane Chaimcy, 
half-sister of Charles Chauncey, President of Harvard College. The kins- 
men Isaac and Ichabod Chauncey were President Chauncey's sons. For 
pedigree of this Abner Coe see Visitations of Essex, 1612 and 1634. E. F.J 

The Will of Johx Clarke of Risby in the County of Snfiolk, gentle- 
man, 4 Feb. 1689. To niece Frances, wife of Charles Lowe and daughter 
of my eldest brotlier Francis Clarke, £600. To my nephew John Clarke, 
son of my brother Osmund Clarke, in case he shall be living and shall re- 
turn to England after my decease and demand the same, £200. To wife 
Awdry Clarke £5 provided she give no disturbance to me or my executor 
after my death concerning my estate, but do release the same. I release to 
William Dobson of St. Edmunds Bury all such moneys as he shall owe me 
I appoint Andrew Card of Grayes in the County of Middlesex, gentleman 
sole executor, and bequeath to him all the residue of money, goods, and 
chattels over and above what shall be suiBcient to answer the legacies be- 
fore devised. [Signed] John Clarke. Witnesses : James Trevor, R"*. 
Tonson and PhUlip Higgs. Proved 23 Feb. 1609 by Andrew Card, Arm. 
executor named in the will. (P. C. C, ^'oel, 21.) 

The Wm of Francis Nicholson of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, 
Esquire. To the poor people of Chappell, Menkes Bowers, and Markes 
Tey. To my servant Robert Locke 20s. To daughters Dade and All 
stoirn £5 apiece. To daughter Elianor and to her heirs forever all those 
my lands and tenements at Maulsford in the County of Suffolk in the occu- 
pation of Peter White or his assigns, and £20 at her day of marriage. To 
son William Kickollson and his heirs forever all my lands and tenements 
at Blakemore in Esses with all their appurtenances, now or late in the 
occupation of me Francis Xicliolson and of Christopher Sach and Thomas 
Sach or their assigns, also "All that my parte of a Tradeing house in New 
England which 1 bought of my Sonne Robert with all the appurtenncs 
therevnto belonging, whatsoeuer in as large and Ample manner as I bought 
the same, As by a Deed thereof made more art large it doth and may ap- 
peare." To son Otho Nicholson and his heirs forever all my lands and 
tenements, both free and copy, which I bought of William Prentice, John 

1910] Genealogical Research in Englnnd 139 

Allen and Thomas Prentice, lyins in &.unes Colne and WLite Colne in the 
County of Essex, and now in the occuoation of Henry Ri.ard and Adam 
Pollve or their assigns. To my said sea Oth.> hL; bed and mrninire tliat is 
at Cambridge with all my notes and b^vks of physic ; also sil my lands and 
tenements at Higham in "Suffolk, now ia the cx^upation of Peter Chamber- 
line or his assigns, the first seven vears after my death he :a take out of it 
only £10 per annum, during this time my son. William to Lave the letting 
and" managing of the said lands and tec-menti. and to take the profits, pay- 
ing to my son Otho £10 yearly. To s-)n Othro and his heL-s forever all my 
nets with the liberty and royalty of fishing, fowling, hawking, and hunting, 
which I have by copy of Court Roll (as Mr. Dainnett can tell, being steward 
of the said Court). To son Francis my plusk cloak and my mare and colt 
at Taptree heath. To son William the old sea chest which was his brother 
Robert's, with all his apparel which are in my hands and now are in the 
said chest at my son Mann's house in Ipswich. iSIy soc-in-law Edward 
Mann, Jun., of Ipswich, Gentleman, a!id my son WUliam Nicholson to be 
executors, and to the former £10 for his pains. All residue to son William 
Nicholson and his heirs forever. [Signed] Fran. Nichols.>n. W^itnesses : 
Richard Pupplett Jun^ G. Catchpol, No™ pabliq. Prove.! 15 Nov. 1656 
by the oaths of Edward Mann and William Nicholson, the joint executors 
named, to whom administration was granted. (P. C. C, Berkeley, 393.) 
The Will of Owen Stockton of Chatisham in the C-jonty of Suffolk, 
minister of the Gospel, 6 June 1679. AU my goods and chattels to wife 
Elianor Stockton, and I make her exeoitrix ordering her to pay these leg- 
acies following : To my daughter Sanh Stockton £500 at twenty-one, and 
if she survive my wife, she to leave her £500 more at her death. My ex- 
ecutrix to lay out £500 in purchasing 5<5me fneehold land or "Impropricon," 
my wife and daughter to enjoy the profits therefrom for lire, and then to be 
settled on GonviU and Caius CoUedge in Cacabridge forever for the found- 
ing of a scholarship and fellowship in such manner as I shall leave direc- 
tion under my hand and seal. I give £20 towards the eiucation of Non- 
Conformists sons for the work of "the ministry, to be given, at the discretion 
of my executrix. If my daughter depart this life before she accomplish the 
age of twenty-one, then' my \^1 is that my executrix do settle £20 per An- 
num forever "on the Colledge in New England for the educating of the 
most hopefull person that the Master & fellows of the said Colledge cann 
procure for the Worke of the Ministry the person soe chosen by the said 
Master and fellowes to bee a Conven Indian or one tha: will studdy the 
Indian Language that he may preaci the Gospell amoig the Indians, to 
enjoy the said Twenty pounds p Annam seamen yeres if hee doe soe long 
resid"e in the said Colledge and at the end of every Seauea yeares or sooner 
vacancy by death or other wise, a ne'R^ one to be chosea." The town qf 
Colchester is indebted to me £55, wMch I leave as fo'Jows : to brother 
WUl. Stockton £20 ; to cousin Owen Stockton £10 ; the remaining £25 to 
be equally divided between the chUdrsn of my sister Elizabeth Cole de- 
ceased. My daughter "to attire her.-rlfe in a sober manner as becometh 
one professing go<llines." To brother Roger and John Rant, my Brother 
and Sister Chaplain, my Brother and Sister Meadow of Henly, to each of 
them a book out of my library. [Signed] Owen Stockton. Witnesses : 
AVUliam Bixbye, Tho : "Senior, "and Elizabefii Astye. Proved 27 Nov. 1678 
[«ic] by Eleanora Stockton, relict ani executrix named in tlie will. (P. C. 
C, Bath, 156.) 

140 Genealogical Research in England [April 

[This testator is named in the will of Susan Bantoft (Waters's Glean- 
ings, p. 1133). Did Harvard College ever receive this legacy? E. F.j 

The Will of George Salter of Battisford in the County of Suffolk, 
gent., 15 Sept. 1695. To loving brother Thomas Salter £100, on condi- 
tion that he pay £46 7s. 9d. due me from him or discharge for the same 
sum in part of "what money 1 shall happen to owe him for my board at the 
time of my decease. To my nephew Edward Salter, son of my brother 
Thomas Salter, now supposed to be beyond the Seas, all my messuages, 
tenements, hereditaments, and premises with the appurtenances, lying in 
Willisham, Nettlest«ad, Often, and Badley, in the County of Suffolk, now 
in the occupation of John Hey ward and Anne Goodwj'n or their assigns. 
Also aU my messuage or tenement commonly called the little White Horse 
situated in Ipswich, late the estate of Titus Camplyn, with all my right, 
title, and term of years in the same, to him the said Edward Salter his heirs 
and assigns forever from and after his return into the Kingdome of Eng- 
land. Sy nephew Thomas Salter, one other of the sons of my brother 
Thomas Salte^r, his heirs or assignes, shall take the profits of all the said 
estates before devised to my said nephew Edward Salter until he shall re- 
turn into England ; and in case my said nephew Edward Salter shall not 
come over into England again, then I do give all the said estates to my said 
nephew Thomas Salter and his heirs forever. To nephew Thomas Salter 
all my messuage or tenement with farm, with aU lands in Battisford aad 
Barking in SuJiolk, now in the occupation of Edward Bugg. To nephew 
MartjTi Salter, one of the sons of my late deceased brother Martyn Salter, 
and his heirs forever, all my messuage, lands, tenements, and premises in 
Monks Ely in the County of Suffolk. To nephew George Salter and his 
heirs forever, one other of the' sons of my late brother llartyn Salter, all 
that my messuage or farm in Combes in the County of Suffolk, now in the 
occupation of William Barton. To Elizabetlj Baker, widow, my niece 
£400. To Elizabeth Baker the younger, her only daughter, £100 to be 
paid out of my said messuage and lands in WUlesham aforesaid, now in the 
occupation of John Hey ward, at twenty-one or day of marriage. To nephew 
Thomas Bowes, son of my late sister Elizabeth Bowes, £ 1 00. To Eliza- 
beth Hudson widow, late the wife of John Hudson of Hadleigb decease<J, 
and unto Theodore Salter, two of the children of my uncle Edward Salter, 
£5 apiece. To my said brother Thomas Salter, and to my brother4n-law 
Richard Bowes, to the aforesaid Thomas Bowe^ his son, and to my niece 
Elizabeth Baker, vridow, £5 apiece to buy them mourning rings. To the 
poor of Battisford and Monkes Ely. To John Carter the elder of Stowm''- 
kett, Woollen draper, £5, and to John Carter the younger, his son, 203. 
To brother-in-law Richard Bowes £50. AU residue of plate, linen, and 
household goods to brother Thomas Salter. To l^Ir. John Bridge, minister 
of Battisford £10. Residue of goods, chattels, and personal estate to the 
aforesaid Martyn Salter and George Salter equally divided. Executors : 
Richard Bowes, Martyn Salter, and George Salter. Mr. John Bridge 
supervisor. [Signed] Geo. Salter. Witnesses : Richard Tastard, John 
Rust, John Glen, and Sam Waller. Proved 23 Mar. 1698 [probably a 
clerical error for 1695 — by our reckoning 1696 — as all. wUls in this Reg- 
ister both before and after were proved in this year] by JMartin Salter 
and George Salter, nephews and executors. (P. C. C. Bond, 39.) 

[To be continued] 

1910] The Great Elm and its Scion 


Before its destruction on February 15, 187G. the Great Elm was one 
of the chief objects of interest in Boston. Though a giant ia size and of 
great age, it was noted principally for the beauty of its proporrions. Prob- 
ably in existence "before the arrival of the first Colonists." it was of suiii- 
cient size to be noted upon the map of Boston engrAved in 1722. From 
the largest branch tradition has it that some early esecuaons took place. 
In later years hangings of a less serious nature occurred there for the ex- 
hibition of feeling against unpopular Tories. The tree was used by the 
Sons of Liberty as a meeting place, and from this it doubdess took its name 
of Libeny Tree. The Great Elm was nearly de^troyel by a storm in 
1832, and was further injured in 1860 and 1869, bat the tree's final de- 
struction was due to the gale of February, 1876.' 

At the stated meeting of the New England Hi5;oric Genealogical So- 
ciety held December 1, 1909, a committee'' was app.:>inted '• to consider the 
location of the scion of the Old Elm and report thereon." Their report is 
as follows : 

Rev. George Hodges, D.D., in his very interesting address before the 
Society on December 1, 1909, stated that he had -that day stood at the 
site of the Old Elm on the Common and was pleas^i to see the healthy 
tree growing there, which was a scion of the original tree."' He expressed 
the belief of thousands who think as he did. At the clo<~e of his address, 
when remarks were in order, one of this committee publicly stated that to 
his personal knowledge the present tree was not a backer or a scion of the 
famed elm, but the actual one was now on the spoc to which it was re- 
moved fifty feet or so away, and should be properly marked. The appoint- 
ment of this committee followed. They observed early in their investiga- 
tions that the question was of much wider scope tiian was anticipated in 
the appointment. Having, as they think, discovered facts of iaterest to the 
genera] public, they have extended the report to cover the entire matter. 
This procedure was considerably strengthened by an article lately published 
in the Boston Evening Record by Courtenay Guild, Esq. He imeeremonious- 
ly pricked the bubble when he'remarked, "The newspapers of 1876 would 
quicklv put an end to all discussion regarding the o'.d elm on the Common, 
and show that the present elm is not even a sucker of the old tree. It 
simply illustrates how easy it is to falsify history concerning an event only 
thirty-three years ago." 

Before considering the question regarding the so-cailed scion, a few 
things can with propriety be said concerning the oJ-i tree. The investiga- 
tion has been very thorough and in no instance has evidence been found 
that the present tree, occupying the site of the old ilm, ls not one procured 
by Mr. .John Galvin, the then city Forester, at a nursery in Dorchester, 
and planted out under his immediate supervision as a " Centennial Tree." 

'Drake, Old Landmarks and Historical Personages of "' "~ 

Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, ed 
Antiquite Views of ye Towne of Boston, pp. 176-79. 

' The committee consisted of Messrs. William Cjrver Bires, ThomiS TT. Silloway, 
and Charles F. Read. 

The Great Elm and its Scion 


It woiQd be a pleasant work for this Committee to ^ve the testimony of 
distinguished citizens who knew well the origin of the scion, or sucker on 
the old lot,' and also of the new tree. It would also be interesting to speak 
of the many articles on the subject, published in the late daily papers. 
These give direct testimony and are more than interesting. But one of the 
lot, however, wUl be quoted from. That is by Alvah H. Peters, Esq., who 
for some years before the tree transaction and many after, was Boston's 
city Messenger who was particularly interested in planting the, new tree. 
It was he who procured the granite blocks with a recess in one of them 
which was finally filled with documents and other things of interest, ce- 
mented up and placed under the trunk of the present tree. Mr. Peters 
was custodian of the box for a short time. The smaller of the two iron 
tablets now on the old tree-ground reads as follows : 

' See Shurtleff, op. cit., p. 340, as follows : "When the Great Tree was measured in 
the spring of 1860, an offshoot was discovered, which had recently, in 1859. started 
from one of the roots on the westerly side of the main tree. This shoot is still alive, 
measuring over twelve feet in height, and about thirteen inches in circumference a 
short distance above the ground, and appears to have received due attention from those 
who have since that time had charge of the Common. Just where it emerges from the 
soil, there is a considerable cavity in the old tree; and it would not be surprising if 
the Toung tree, vampire-like, were to grow and flourish on the life-sap of its parent; 
and if care is continued to be given to it, it ma^ hereafter succeed its parent and be- 

come noted i 


centuries as has its distinguished progenitor.' 

1910] The Great Elm and its Scion 143 

TnE Old Elm 


GAiE Feb. 15, 1876 

PLANTED A. D. 1876 

The committee, having uncontradicted and positive testimony of the two 
kinds named, do not hesitate to say that the tree now on the site of the 
Old Elm was new, and is In no way related to the old tree. 

In regard to the sucker of the old tree, the committee state that it grew 
inside the iron fence once aroond the old tree. It was about three and a 
half inches in diameter one foot above the ground, and was not far from two 
feet from the Old Elm. When the trunk was two inches in diameter a 
committee made an examination and reported that it grew from a small 
rod of the original tree. Their report was published m the papers of the 
dav Mr Thomas W. Silloway, a member of the present committee, was 
pr^nt at the planting of the new tree. It was Mr. John Galvin the 
citv forester's opinion, as well as the judgment of others in authority, that 
to plant a new tree on the old site was a better work than to replant the 
sadker of the old one. A few weeks after the planting, Mr. Silloway was 
informed by Mr. Galvin that the sucker tree had been replanted, and he 
pointed out the place- It was north of the path leading to Charles Street, 
fiftv-three feet from the site of the famed elm, on a line from the old tree 
to Walnut Street. Mr. Galvin went as superintendent of the city institu- 
tion at Deer Island, and Mr. WUliam Doogue was appointed m his stead. 
Mr SUloway talked with Mr. Doogue in regard to the old tree, the new 
one, and the sucker in its new location, all of which Mr. Doogue was fa- 
miliar with. He promised to put a proper tablet to mark the latter. Ihe 
two ft Mr. Doogue's request went to the old gingko tree on Beacon Street 
Mall, near the Jov Street steps. They decided that the child of the old tree 
should be marked as the dngko tree was, and now is, but it never was 
done. Mr. SiUowav asked Mr. Doogue if there was anything peculiar and 
especially interesting about the young or sucker tree. Mr. Doogue replied 
" Indeed there Ls, and we'll go and see it." They went, and Mr Doogue 
pointed out this pecnliaritv. On the northerly side, perhaps half way 
arwmd, the bark was like that of all elm trees, the remainder or path side 
of it was of a very coarse texture and onlike that on the other side, ihat 
pe-uliaritv exists" to thLs day. On asking Mr. Doogue why this was so, 
he replied " Why, this coarse bark was towards the old tree and not ex- 
pos*^ to the sun as the other side was." The tree is somewhat inferior to 
the new one, and is in a sense vindication of Mr. Galvin s judgment An- 
other testimonial of importance is from Sir. Frank M Cowies, pubhshed 
in tie Boston Herald. Among other things stated m the amcle is the fol- 
lowing: . . , 

-I can confirm Mr. Sillowav's statement m every particular . . • 
the real shoot was planteii a little west of the old tree where I used to point 
it out to mv friends when thev visited Boston as a real descendant of the 
old elm. There was much severe criticUm as to the motive which caused 
the transplanting." ■ ^^ ^■ 

There is yet another question that may with propriety receive attention. 
Fr.r some years there was a policeman by the name of Thomas S. Adams, 
apwinted 1855, left the force 1878, and died April 8, I'.'Ol. He was 
esx^rially interested in the cultivation of trees, and had many and in va- 

144 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [April 

riety in his rear yard at 804 Tremont Street. He entertained especial in- 
terest in the Old Elm, and in 1873 took three cuttings from it to root. 
Only one lived, which was taken to the sanitary ground on Flagstaff Hill 
and was cultivated with care by Mr. Noble, custodian of the place. Dur- 
ing his mayoralty Hon. Thomas N. Hart, with Mr. John W. Fraser, a 
member of the Common Council, in the presence of others did the initiatory 
work of planting the scion-tree as removed from the sanitary. 

The location is on the south side of the hill near tlie Soldiers' and Sail- 
ors' Monument. It is a healthy tree with the trunk eighteen inches in 
diameter. It is on a line from the monument to Park Square 70 feet from 
the former and 25 feet from the edge of the gravel path to the tree. 

Miss Adelaide M. Adams, daughter of the policeman Adams, residing 
at the old homestead, testifies to having many times visited the tree with her 
father, who constantly cared for it to the day of his death. 

Much testimony of like nature has been presented confirmatory of the 
statements herein made in relation to all four of the trees. 

In consideration of the foregoing the committee believe the tree at pres- 
ent on the old site is an entirely new one, that the one on the hiU is from 
a scion or cutting from the Old Elm, and the one fifty-three feet north of 
the old site grew direct from a small root of the -famed elm or parent tree. 
They recommend that each of the two he. suitably marked with a granite 
stone set firmly in the ground, and with substantially these inscriptionB. 
A t the scion-tree : 

" This tree grew from a cutting from the Old Elm, rooted by policeman 
Thomas S. Adams 1873, planted here imder the supervision of Hon. 
Thomas N. Hart, Mayor, and John W. Fraser, Conndlman." 
At tjie sucker tree the following : 

" This tree sprouted and grew from a root of the Old Elm. Was planted 
here by the city forester, John Galvin in 1876, soon after the parent tree 
was blown down." 


By Henry Ernest Woods, A.M., of Boston 
[Continued from page 43] 

Capt. Isaac^ Woods (Isaac,' Nathaniel,' Samuel^), bom at Groton 
29 Oct. 1725, died at Pepperell, Mass., 25 Jan. 1812. H« was a 
lieutenant and captain in the Revolution. 

He married three times : first Trtphena Parkek, bom at Groton 
15 Apr. 1736, died at Pepperell 8 Sept. 1756, daughter of Joseph 
and Abigail (Sawtell) of Groton; secondly at Pepperell, W Jan. 
1758, Mrs. Amt (Willard) Hazleton, bom at Harvard, Mass., 
25 Dec. 1730, died at Pepperell 10 Sept. 1758, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Tarbell) of Lancaster and Harvard, and widow of 
Samuel of Harvard ; and thirdly at Pepperell, 11 Oct. 1759, MARr* 
Woods, bom at Groton 31 Jan. 1738-9, who survived him, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan" (15). 

Child by first wife, bom at Pepperell : 
i. Abigail,* b. 25 Feb. 1756 ; m. at Townsend, Mass., 29 Jan. 1779, 
Moses Shattock of Pepperell; d. 12 Feb. 1840. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton. Mass. 145 

Children by third wife, all bom at Pepperell : 
ii. Amy, b. 23 Julr 1760: d. 2 Jan. 1778. 
ill. ISA.IC, b. 17 May 1762 ; served in the Revolution : d. at Prpperell 20 

Dec. 1822; m. at Pepperell. 29 Nov. 17-7. EuiABETH Shattfck. 

b. at Pepperell 7 Jan. 1766. d. there 2 Mar. 1-37. dau. of Samuel 

and Elizabeth (Wesson) ; no issue, 
iv. M.t^p.T, b. 1 Dec. 1764; m. 14 June 1780. Joskph "Whitxet, Jk., of 

Pepperell, and Acworth. X. H.; d. in ]>41. 
V. Tkyphena, b. 31 Jan. 1767 : d. unm. 26 Oct. 1846. 
vi. Jonathan, b. 7 Apr., d. 10 Oct., 1769. 
7G. vil. Jacob, b. 20 Aug. 1770. 
77. vlii. Ja>ies, b. 1 June 1772. 

ix. LrCT. b. 21 Jan. 1774: living unm. in 1804. 

X. SAK.1H, b. 26 Aug. 1776; m. 13 Mar. 1798. Abijah Pai'.kei:, Jr. ; d. 

before 1804. 
xi. Joseph, b. 26 Sept. 1779; lirtng in 1804. 

31. 'EpuRi.m* Woods (Tsaac,^ Nat/ioniel,' &imuel^), bom at Groton 25 

Apr. 17"27, died at Pepperell, Mass., 12 Aug. 1757. 

He m:\rrled Bathsheb.a^ , whose parentage is not known. 

She married secondly at Townsend, Mass., 7 Nov. 1761, where she 
was tlien residing, John Petts, Jr., of Townsend. 

Children, the first one bom at Groton, the others at Pepperell : 
i. Sybh.,^ b. 31 Mar. 1752. 
ii. Kkbekah, b. 21 Dec 17»4 ; m. at Townsend, 3 July, 1778, BKXJAitfiN 

Lawkesce. Jr. ; d. 30 Sept. 1830. 
iii. Levina, b. 26 Mar. 1757. 

32. Nehejiiah^ Woods (Isaac,' Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at Groton 6 

Dec 1731, died at HoUis, N. H., 10 Nov. 1815. He sffrved in the 

He married first at Hollis, 20 Apr. 1756. Sarah Lakix. bom at 
Groton 22 Oct. 1735, death record not found, daughter of Isaac and 
Elizabeth (Shattuck) of Groton and Hollis ; and secondly Maet 

. parentage not known, who survived him. 

Children by first wife, aU bom at Hollis : 
1. Sarah.' b. 26 May 1758; m. 29 Dec. 1784. John Boystox; d. 10 
Mav 1849. 
.78. ii. JoNMS, b. 4 Sept. 1759. 

iii. Betsy, m. 8 May 1784. Lieuft. John Brooks of HoUis and Hancock. 
X. H.; d. 9 Oct. 1798. 

79. iv. NFJ^E.^^AH. 

80. V. Ephp-ai.m. b. 11 Sept. 1771. 

83. Brig.-Gen. He.vp.t* Woods (Isaac,' NathanieV^ SamtteP). bora at 
Groton 4 Sept. 1733, died at Pepperell, M;\ss., 5 Mar. 1-^04. He 
was a lieutenant in the French and Indian War. a major and 
lieutenant<olonel in the Revolution, a colonel in the Sh:iys Rebellion, 
a brigadier-general of militia later, a trustee of Groton Academy, 
and represented Pepperell in the General Court of the State, besides 
holdinir other civU positions (see The Massachusetts M.iirazLne. vol. 1, 
p. 244"). 

He married first at Groton, 13 Apr. 1756. Deborah Parker, 
bom at Groton 4 June 1736, died at Pepperell '2-2 June 17^5. daugh- 
ter of John and Jo;uina (AmesJ of Groton : and secontUy at .Pep- 
perell, 5 Oct. 1796. Mrs. Elizabeth (Taylor) Rogers. l(om at 
Littleton, Mass., 10 May 1754. died there 20 Aug. 1835. .laughter 

146 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [April 

of Elias and Elizabeth (Shattuck) of Littleton, and widow of Solo- 
mon of Pepperell. 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Groton, the others 
at Pepperell : 

81. i- Henrt,' b. 11 Dec. 1756. 

iL Deborah, b. 2 Aug. 1758 ; m. 29 May 1777, Simon Green of Pep- 
perell; d. 3 Sept. 1840. 

82. iii. Samson, b. 13 Sept. 1760. 

iv. Sarah, b. 30 Nov. 1762 ; m. at Townsend, Mass., 13 Feb. 1781, John 

HoSLET of Pepperell ; d. 8 Apr. 1814. 
T. Haknah, b. 4 Sept. 17G4 ; m. 2 Oct. 1788, Capt. Silas Pierce of 

Peterboro, N. H. 
Ti. Abigail, b. 21 Oct. 1766; m. 25 June 1789, Caleb^ Woods (34, i). 

83. vii. Thomas, b. 6 Jan. 1769. 

riii. Lybia, b. 23 Mar. 1771. Perhaps she m. 2 Apr. 1789, Richard FrrcH 

of Flintstown (now Baldwin, Me.). 
ix. MnxT, b. 28 Aug. 1772. Perhaps she m. at Townsend, Mass., 13 

June 1791, Lemuel Petts, Jr., of Townsend. 
X- Rebekah, b. 27 Mar. 1774; d. 6 Jan. 1778. 

34. Caxf.b' Woods (Isaac* Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), born at Groton 22 Jan. 

1736-7, died at Dunstable, Mass., 13 Aug. 1822. He served in the 

He married at Dunstable, 26 Nov. 1767, Betty Cummings, bom 
at Hollis, N. H., 17 July 1746, died at Dunstable 8 Jan. 1837, 
daughter of Jerahmael and Hannah (Farwell) of Hollis. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 

84. i. Caleb,* b. 4 Sept. 1768. 

li. Betty, b. 16 May 1770; m. at Groton 8 Mar. 1792, "William FrrcH 
of Flintstown (now Baldwin, Me.) ; d. at Baldwin 5 May 1833. 

85. iiL Stephen Jewett, b. 24 Nov. 1771. 

iv. Catharine, b. 12 Sept. 1773 ; m. at Dunstable, 6 Dec. 1798, John 

Wright; d. atloweU. 
V. Alethea, b. 23 July 1775 ; m. (1) (int. rec. 15 Apr. 1807) David 

Gould of Tyngsborongh ; m. (2) Dea. Joseph Winn of Hudson, 

N. H. ; d. at Tyngsborongh 24 Oct. 1846. 
vi. Noah, b. 23 Aug. 1777; d. unm. at Dunstable 16 Oct. 1829. 

86. vu. Jonas, b. 24 Mar. 1779. 

vili. Rebekah, b. 29 Mar. 1781 ; m. at Dunstable, 2 June 1807, Dr. Jacob 
Patch of Camden, Me. ; d. at Camden 18 Apr. 1854. 

ix. Henry Farwell, b. 10 June 1784 ; d. unm. at Dunstable 8 Apr. 

X. Hannah Farwell, b. 11 Aug. 1786 ; d. 1 June 1793. 

35. Capt. Solomon* Woods (Isaac,' Nathaniel,^ SamueP), bom at 

Groton 29 Aug. 1747, died at Dunstable, Mass., 3 May 1783. He 
served, in offices from sergeant to captain, in the Revolution. 

He married at Dunstable, 19 Apr. 1770, Mart Taylor, bom 
there 17 Jan. 1749-50, died there 15 Feb. 1828, daughter of 
Samuel and Susannah of Dunstable. She married secondly at 
Dunstable, 16 Feb. 1786, as his second wife, Lieut. Amaziah 
Swallow of Dunstable. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 

i. Mary,' b. 24 Jan. 1771 ; m. 25 Nov. 1790, Ephraim Nutting. Jr. ; 
d. 28 July IS59. 

li. Susanna, b. 12 Nov. 1772 ; m. 16 Jan. 1794, Asa Swallow of Pep- 
perell, Mass. ; d. at Dunstable 27 Apr. 1848. 

87. iii. Isaac, b 13 Feb. 1775. 
8*. iv. ASA, b. 17 Nov. 1776. 

1910] Woods Famihj of Groton, Mass. I'.T 

V. DiADEjiiA. b. 28 Oct. 1778: m. at Pepperell, 22 Dec. 1796, Kahum 
Swallow of Windsor, Vt. ; d. at Whitehall, 111.. 5 Sept. 1S58. 

vi. Pkctdkxce. b. 22 May 1780; m. at Peppert-II, 25 Oct. 1798, David 
FisK of Dunstable. 

89. vii. Solomon, b. 10 Apr. 1782. 

36. Lemcel' Woods {Aaron,* Nathaniel,'^ SamiceP), bom at Groton 2o 

Sept. 1742, was living at Pepperell, Mass., in 17^*0. The dates of 

his marriage and of lus and his wife's death have not been found. 
He married Sarah Holden, born at Groton 24 Mar. 1741, 

daughter of Stephen, Jr., and Sarah (Wheelock) of Groton and 

Shirley, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. at Groton 16 Jan. 1769; m. Willlvm Sabixe of Putnev. 
Vt. ; d. at Malone, N. Y., — Mar. 1855. 

ii. Hasxah, b. at Pepperell 6 Oct. 1770; m. Elijah Whitney of Put- 
ney, Vt. ; d. at Worcester, Vt. 

ill. Molly, b. at Shirley 10 June 1772; m. (1) 13 Mar. 1793, BexjaiMin 
Wakp.ex of Shirley; m. (2) 15 Oct. 1799, Elkazer Kobblns of 
Lancaster, Mass. ; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 17 June 1845. 

90. iv. Stephen, b. at Shirley 3 May 1774. 

V. Li-DU, b. at Shirley 15 Apr. 1776 ; m. (1) 13 Mar. 1798, Jonas Ptshee 

of Pepperell; m. (2) 10 July 1798, James Masters of Hinsdale. 

N. H. 
vi. Emme, bapt. at Groton 20 Sept. 1778 ; d. 1780. 
vii. Aaron, d. young, 
viii. Levi, b. at Shirley 19 May 178 — ; m. Betsey Pratt of Brattleboro, 

Vt. ; said to have lived at Chittenden, Vt., and to have had five 

children ; no further record obtained. 

37. Sergt. Moses* Woods {JUoses,' Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at Groton 

16 Feb. 1749-50, died at Acton, Mass., 3 May 1837. He served 
as serge;int m the Revolution. 

He married first Keziah — ■ -, born in 1745, died at Acton 

17 Dec. 1791, in her 47th year, parentage not known ; and secondly 
at Wesuord, Mass., 16 Apr. 1793, H.vzadiah Spaulding, bom at 
Chelmsford, Mass., 22 May 1763, died at Acton 21 Apr. i817, 
daughter of Lieut. Robert and Hazadiah (Johnson) of Chelmsford. 

Children by first wife, all bom at Acton : 

i. Moses,* b. 21 Oct. 1772 ; living in 1832. 

11. Aaron, b. 21 Dec. 1773; d. unm. at Hamburg, Ger., 3 Nov. 1796. 

iii. Joseph, b. 17 Nov. 1775. 

iv. Henry, b. IS Feb. 1777 ; d. 7 Nov. 1854. 

v. DA^-1D. b. 6 Aug. 1778 ; living in 1832. 

vi. Anna. b. 2 Mar. 1780; m. 24 Feb. 1805, DA\aD Chase of Littleton; 
living in 1832. 

vii. DA^^EL. b. 21 Nov. 1781. 

viii. Nancy, b. 16 May 1788; m. at Concord, Mass , 29 Dec. IS-J-J. Ja.mes 
Sterns. Jr., of Concord, and Saratoga Springs, N. Y. ; d. at Sara- 
toga 22 July 1849. 
Children by second wife, all born at Acton : 

ix. Sally, b. 9 June 1791; living unm. In 1832. 

X. Clarissa, b. 7 Aug. 1795; d. young. 

xi. Polly, b. 18 July 1796 ; m. 29 May 1817, Samson Stevens of 
Chelmsford ; living In 1832. 

xii. John, b. 18 Dec. 1797; d. unm. at Westford, Mass., 11 Nov. \^65. 

xiii. Aaron, b. 9 Apr. 1799; d. unm. (murdered) 6 Dec. 1872. 

xiv. Clarissa, b. 20 June 1800; d. unm. 23 Nov. 1833. 

XV. Charlotte, b. 25 Sept. 1801 ; d. unm. at Westford 28 Apr. 1870. 

148 Woods Family of Groton, 3fass. [April 

38. Joseph^ Woods {Moses,' Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at Pepperell, 

Mass., 3 Jan. 17.54, died at Mason, N. H., 11 May 1830. He 
served in the Revolution. 

He married at Townsend, Mass., 17 June 1779, Mart WatJgh, 
born at Townsend 25 Apr. 1756, died at Mason 8 Jan. 1841, daugh- 
ter of James and Mary of Townsend. 

Children, all bom at Mason : 

91. i. Joseph,' b. 27 Oct. 1782. 

92. ii. Sewall, b. 6 Oct. 17ivl. 

iii. Polly, b. 23 Aug. 1769; d. young. 

iv. Sally (twin), b. 19 Apr. 1790; m. 13 Jan. 1811, Jobs Swallow, 

3d. ; d. 7 Oct. 1752. 
V. Betsbt (twin), b. 19 Apr. 1790. 
vi. Polly, b. 9 Mar. 1792. Perhaps she m. 23 Mar. 1809, Hcbbakd 

Russell, Jr. 
vii. Nakcy, b. 29 June 1794. 

39. Abel* Woods {Reuben,^ Nathaniel^- Samuel^), bom at Groton 2 Jan. 

1743-4, was living there in 1790. The records of his marriage and 
of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married Anna , whose parentage is not known. -■.,-.. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 
i. Abel,' b. 17 Feb. 1768. 

li. Benjamin, b. 10 Mar. 1770; d. at Klchmond, Va., 29 Jan. 1822. 
iii. Achsah, bapt. 5 May 1770. 
iv. Anna, b. 15 July 1772. Perhaps she m. (int. rec. at Pepperell, Mass., 

2 Sept. 1809) LiKUT. Be.\jamin WnrtNEY of Pepperell. 
V. Philip, b. 16 Aug. 177-t ; m. (int. rec. 30 June 1798) Phebe Sawtell; 
said to have been associated with the Boston (Mass.) Museum ; 
d. at Williamsport, Pa., 5 Jan. 1828; no further record olitained. 
• vi. Betty (church rec.), or Patty (town rec), b. 16 Sept. 1776. Per- 
haps she m. at Boston, Mass., 3 July 1799, Daniel Cole. 
vii. Nabby (church rec), or Elizabeth (town rec), b. 27 May 1779. 
viii. Jacob, b. 21 Jan. 1782; d. at New Orleans, La., 13 Sept. 1809. 

40. Sergt. Timothy* Woods (Reuben* Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at 

Groton 3 May 1747, died there 16 May 1835. He served as 
sergeant in the Revolution. 

He married at Groton, 24 July 1771, Elizabeth Dalrtsiple, 
born at Groton 1 Sept. 1748, died there 25 Oct. 1827, daughter of 
' William and Elizabeth (Blood) of Groton. 
Children, all born at Groton : 
1. Rebecca,* b. 11 Nov. 1771. 
ii. Timothy, b. 6 Feb., d. 11 Feb., 1773. 
Iii. AxNA, b. 3 Apr. 1774; m. John Varxcm. 
iv. Abigail, b. 10 Jan., d. 16 Feb., 1776. 
V. Molly, or Mary, b. 31 Jan. 1778; m. in 1817, Christian Schultz 

of Charlestown, Mass.; living in 1843. 
vi. TniOTHY, b. 11 Feb., d. 3 Apr.. 1779. 
vii. Sally-, b. 8 Mar. 1780. 

viii. Mitty, b. 27 July 1782 ; m. 5 Jan. 1804, Olh-er Rice; d. 8 Dec. 1849. 
is. Ede, b. 24 Apr. 1784. 
X. Mah.ujv, b. 19 Dec. 1785. 

xi. Lucy, b. 29 Feb. 1788; m. Sajicel Hazes; d. 1 Dec. 1873. 
xii. Abigail, bapt. 25 Apr. 1790. 

xiii. Eliza, b. 23 May 1795: m. 24 June 1825, Phinehas Parker 
Fletcher ; living in 1833. 

41. Daniel* Woods {Reuben,^ Nathaniel," SamueP), born at Groton 27 

Jan. 1750-1, died there — Jan. 1822. He served in the Revolu- 


]Voods Famihj of Groton, Mass. 


He married Mrs. Ruth (Keep) Geeex. born at Westford, 
Mass., 25 Mar. 1747, died at Grotou 12 Sept. 1S25. daughter of 
Jabe^ and Experience (Lawrence) of Westford and Harvard, Mass., 
and widow of Benjamin of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
i. Bettet,' b. 23 July 177#. 
il. KnODi, b. 9 Mar. 1780. 
ill. Huu)A, b. IC Aug. I7S2. 
iv. Olivek, bapt. 2 Oct. 17; 

probably d. touus. 

Kalhaniel,^ SamueP), lx>rn at Groton 
Ang. 1825. He served in the Kevo- 

JoNATH.^N'' Woods {Reule 
26 Apr. 1755, died there 

He married at Groton, 12 May 1778, Alice Parker, b^^rn there 
6 Feb. 1752, date and jdace of death not known, daiurhter of Robert 
and Delwrah (Hubb,anl) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 

Reuben,' b. 3 Feb. 1779. 
JOSATHAX, b. 1 June 1780. 
RoBEKT, b. 28 Apr. 17S2. 
Er^^CE, b. 23 Feb. IIU ; B 
Luther, b. 10 Mar. 1786. 

Stivia, b. 6 Oct. 178^?; m. (int. rec. 1 Oct. IJ 
of Boston, Mass. ; d. at Boston 23 July 1862 

21 Dec. 1812, Jasox Williams. 

Melzak Dunbar 

4-3. Levi' "Woods {Jonathan,* Nathantel,' Samuel^), bom at Groton 10 
May 1753, died at Pepperell, Mass^ in 1826. He served in the 

He married, intention recorded at Pepperell 16 Nov. 1776, Sibel 
GiLSON, bom at Groton 16 .Ian. 1757, who survived him, daughter 
of Peter and Sybil (Whitney) of Groton. 
Children, all bom at Pepperell : 

98. Timothy Blood. 

>03. Joshua Adams of West- 

i. Sibel,' b. 23 Apr. 1777; m. 13 
ii. An-sa, b. 29 Mar. 1779 ; m. 19 
ford. Mass. 

4. ill. LE^n, b. 20 Dec. 1781. 

iv. Polly, or Maky, b. 17 Apr. 1784; m. at Groton, 10 Mar. 1803. 

Jeptha Sh.\ttuck of PeppertU ; d. 30 Sept. 1865. 
V. LYDLk. b. s Feb. 1786 ; m. 6 Oct. 1S06, Willia.m Koot. 
vi. LucEN-D.i, b. IS Feb. 1788; d. — Mar. 1794. 
vii. Betsey, b. 9 Mar. 1790. 
vlii. S.UXY, b. 4 Aug. 17i>2 ; d. — Mar. 1793. 
is. John. b. 17 Jan. 1794. 
X. Walton, b. 8 .\pr. 1797 ; liviug in 1828. 
xi. He.ney. b. 5 Mar. 1799. 

5, lii. Da%td. b. 11 June 1801. 

Nahuji' Woods {James,* Samuel.^ Samuel,^ SamtieP), !>3rn at Groton 
14 Nov. 1703, died there — .Jan. Ib20. 

He married at Groton, 17 Nov. 17s5. Jane D.vletmple, liorc 
at Groton 20 July 1763, died there — Dec. 1818, daughter o: 
William and Elizabeth (Blood) of Grotou. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
i. AMELLi,' b. 4 Oct. 1786; d. nnm. at Westford. Mass.. 6 Sept. 1-47 
ii. Jane. b. 5 Xov. 1788; m. 15 Oct. 1812. Si.meon Gilsos of Boston. 

iii. Sajiuel, b. 10 June 1790 ; m. 5 Jime 1S17, CathaiOn-e Gilson ; d. s: 
Groton 30 May 1324. 

150 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [April 

iv. CnARLOTTE, b. 13 May 1792 ; m. 26 Oct. 1815, Benjamin Edes. 
V. William, b. 8 Feb. 1794 ; d. at Groton 7 Feb. 1830. 
vi. Sarah Kdssell. b. 14 Jan. 1798; d. unm. at Groton 19 Dec. 1853. 
vU. Ro.siLLji. b. 10 Apr. 1800 ; d. unm. at Westford 9 Sept. 1868. 
viu. A>->-E, b. 20 July 1804; d. unm. at Westford 15 Jan. 1845. 

45. JoTHAM* Woods {James* Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel'^), bom at Gro- 

ton 3 Mar. 17C6, died there 17 Mar. 1820. 

He married at Pepperell, Mass., 17 Oct. 1790, Mary Gilson, 
bom there 7 May 1771, died at Groton — Aug. 1824, daughter of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Shedd) of Pepperell. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 
1. Folly,* b. 15 Feb. 1791; d. before 1820. 
ii. JoTHAii. b. 13 Aug. 1792 ; d. before 1820. 

ill. Abi (dan.), b. 10 July 1794 ; m. after 1820, Lewis; d. 8 Aug. 

iv. Maky, b. 23 Mar. 1796 ; living unm. in 1820. 
V. LTDLi, b. 5 Mar. 1798 ; living unm. in 1820. 
vi. Zadock. b. 9 Sept. 1799 ; m. 12 July 1821, Koxey Blood; d. before 

vii. Ralph, b. 10 Mar. 1801 ; m. (int. rec. 20 Aug. 1828) Parmbua 
Wextwoktu ; lived at Westford, Mass., and Brady, Mich. ; d. at 
Brady — Sept. 1847. 

viiL Ecrm, b. 19 Nov. 1802; m. Booth; d. at Groton 16 Mar. 

ix. Rachel, b. 11 Aug. 1804; d. 28 June 1820. 
X. James, b. 11 Oct. 1806 ; m. Almira Green of Pepperell, Mass. ; d. at 

Westford 4 Mar. 1892. 
xi. Nahum, b. 6 Sept. 1808 ; d. 23 May 1820. 

46. Levi* Woods {William* Samuel,' Samuel,^ SatnueP) was bom at 

Keene, N. H., 18 Feb. 1765. ITle parentage of his wife, and the 
place and date of their deaths, have not been found. 

He married at Keene, 29 Sept. 1790, Charlotte Farnsworth. 

Children, all bom at Keene : 
i. LEVi,«b. 27 Aug. 1791. 
ii. Charlotte, b. 22 Sept. 1793. 
iii. Ekoch, b. 8 Oct. 1795. 
iv. Silas, b. 6 June 1798. 
V. Elijah, b. 6 Apr. 1800. 
vi. Nathaniel Hills, b. 29 Oct. 1803. 
vii. Ebek, b. 18 Feb. 1806. 
viil. WiLiJAM. b. 8 Feb. 1808. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 29 May 1810. 
X. Elvhia, b. 13 July 1813. 

47. Xathajniel' Woods ( William* Samuel,' Samuel,^ SamueP), bom at 

Keene, N. H., 10 June 1769, died at Dedham, Mass., 6 Aug. 1847. 
He resided many years at Packerstield (now Nelson), N. H. 

He married tii-st at Keene, 24 Mar. 1791, Kelief Wilder, bora 
at Keene 12 Aug. 1772, died at Packersfield (Nelson) 30 July 
1824, daughter of Thomas and Lucy (Osgood) of Keene ; and 
secondly, 16 Feb. 1826, Mrs. Ldcy (Sdmner) Pease, parentage 
not known, who died — June 1859. 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Keene, the others at 
Packersfield (Nelson): 

i. LEATt,* b. 5 Apr."l792; m. at Packersfield (Nelson), 28 Dec. 1813, 
Joseph Felt; d. at Sullivan, N. H., 10 May 1849. 

1910] Woods Famihj of Groton, Mass. 151 

ii. Fan-NY. b. 17 Feb. 17;U : d. at Packersneld (Nelson) 22 July 1795. 
iii. F.^x^■Y. b. 28 Feb. 1796; m. at f ullivaD. X. H.. 20 June 1851. as his 

second wife, Joseph Felt (see i) ; d. .it \yiucliester, X. H., 25 

Feb 1.S7I. 
iv. X.vTH.^NiEL, b. 20 Feb. 179S : d. unm. .« Dec. 1853. 
V. Xabby, or AiiiGAiL, b. 6 Apr. l.SW; m. at Packersfield (Nelson) 28 

Not. 1822, Willakd GnLn: d. at Irouton, 111., 13 June 1874. 
Ti. DA^-ID, b. 17 Nov. 1802; drowned at Billerica, Mass.. 10 Dec. 1824. 
vji. Isaiah, b. 28 Dec. 1804 ; m. Lucinda Johnson ; lived at Dublin and 

Harrisville, N. H. : d. in California 9 Feb. 1855. 
viii. Samukl. b. 25 Feb. 1807; m. Harriet Gof.e; lived at Packer?field 

(Nelson) ; d. at Keene 29 Sept. 1890. 
ix. Lucy. b. 12 Apr. 1.-09 ; d. 4 Oct. 1814. 
X. Adeh. or Emily Ada. b. 9 June ISIl ; m. at Brattleboro, Vt., 29 May, 

1837, ILd.mund Fales of Dana. Mass. ; d. at Trov, N. Y., 11 May 

xi. H.oc.sox. b. 21 Mar. 1814; d. 11 Ang. 1825. 
xii. William, or Willia_m H.oson. b 21 June 1817; lived at Boston, 

Mass. : m. at Nashville (now Nashua). N. H., 9 Oct. 1844. Mai;l*h 

Palmer Lillis of Dorchester. N. H. ; d. at Nashua 5 Feb. 18C1. 

■48. Enoch^ Woods ( William* Samuel,' Samvel," Samuel^), bom at 
Keene, N. H., 29 Jan. 1771, died there 25 Mar. 1836. 

He married at Keene, 1 Sept. 1789, Nabbt, or Abigail, Bot- 
TEKFIELD, bom In 1763, died at Sullivan, N. H., 9 Jan. 1821, 
aged 57, daughter of Thomas of Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H. 

Children, all bom at Sullivan : 
1. PoLLY,^ or Mauy, b. 9 Jan. 1791 ; m. 15 July 1809, Charles Cabter; 

d. at Nashua, N. H., 20 Aug. 1852. 
ii. Lyt^li, b. 5 Mar. 1792: m. 12 Jan. 1816. Benjamin, Jr.; d. at 

Entield. Mass., 21 Sept. 1871. 
Iii. Prit)ESCE, b. 9 May 1793 ; m. 1 Jane 1815. Capt. Eufus Masox of 

Dublin. N. H. ; d. at SuUivan 7 Sept. 1852. 
iv. Enoch, b. 7 Jan. 1798; m. 17 Dec. 1S23, Elizabeth Frost; d. at 
Newport, N. II., 10 Feb. 18-26. 

49. Soi.OMON^ Woods (William,* Samuel,* Samuel.^ SamutP), hom at 
Keene, X. H., 14 Oct. 1772, died there 29 Oct. 1837. He resided 
some years at Sullivan and at GUsnm, N. H. 

He' married at Keene, 19 Mar. 1797, Betsey Mead, bom at 
Lynn, Mass., 11 Oct. 1774, died at Glover, Vt., — Apr. 1868, 
daughter of David and Betsey (Johnson) of Lynn. 

Children, the first four bom at Sullivan, the others at GUsum : 
i. Charles.' b. 14 May 1799; lived in Virginia. 
ii. David, b. 5 Oct. 1801 ; lived at Java. N. Y. 
iii. William, b. 30 June 1803. 

Iv. Solomon, b. 27 Sept. 1805; lived at Lowell. Mass. 
V. Abel Wilder, b. 12 Sept. 1S';'7: lived at Cambridge, Vt. 
vi. Betsey. b. 18julv 1810; m. ax Keene. 19Jan. 1832, Horace Leonard; 

lived at Glover, Vt. 
vii. Sally Heekick, b. 2 June 1814; m. (1) at Keene, 4 May 1841, Leon- 
ard B. Hartwell of Fitchbnrg, Mass. ; m. (2) Sawteixb 

of Fitciiburg. 
viii. Henry, b. 2 Oct. 1817; lived in Ark. 

oO. Elijah' Woods ( William.* Samuel,' Samuel,^ SamueP), born at 
Keene, X. IL. IC July 1778, died there 19 June 1852. 

He m;irried at Packersfield (now Nelson), N. H., 5 June 1802, 
Sallt Brown, l»m at Packersfield (Nekon) 13 Jan. 1778, died 
at Bellows Falls, Vt., 29 Oct. 1844. datighter of John and Mary of 

VOL. LXIV. 11 

152 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [April 

Children, all born at Keene : 

i. Abigail,* or N.vbbt, b. 24 June 1803 ; m. 1 Feb. 1827, Josith Gilm.Os- 
Bkiggs; d. at Charlestown, N. H.. 17 Jan. 1889. 

li. Mary, b. 28 Aug. 1805 ; m. 3 Sept. 1826, Sajiuel Towss, 2d ; d. at 
Keene 11 Apr. 1891. 

iii. Oren, b. IJuly 1808; m. (1) 11 Feb. 1834, Charlotte Ellis ; m. (2) 
at Westmoreland, N- H.. 30 Aug. 1836, Dinah French; m. (3) 
Mary Yardly; lived at Westmoreland; d. 20 Jan. 18?3. 

iv. Henry, b. 17 Mar. 18U ; m. in 1840, Susan Crosby of Dummerston, 
Vt. ; d. 17 May 1878. 

V. Sally, b. 19 July 1813; d. unm. at Charlestown. N. H., 9 Nov. 1832. 

vi. Diana, b. 2 Nov. 1815 ; m. at Keene. 13 May 1837. George A. Graves 
of Brattleboro, Vt. ; d. 8 Feb. 1905. 

vii. Delia, b. 26 May 1818; d. unm. 16 June 1837. 

viii. George, b. 9 June 1822; m. at New Bedford, Mass., 21 June 1848, 
Anna M. Bramhall; lived at Boston, and now living at Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

51. JosiAH^ Woods {WiRiant,* Samuel* Samuel,^ SamueP), bom at 

Keene, N. H., 3 Sept. 1782, died there 29 June 1826. 

He married at Keene. 28 Dec. 1803, Nabby, or Abigail, 
Nurse, bom there 28 Apr. 1786, died at Maiden, Mass., — Mar. 
1856, daughter of Benjamin and Mercy (Stevens) of Ke*ne. 

Children, perhaps not in order of birth : 

1. Harry,* or Hentjy, bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816 ; lived at Stoddard, 
N. H. Perhaps he m. (1) at Rockingham, Vt., 6 Nov. 1836, Han- 
nah Pierce ; and (2) at Keene, 2 May 1847, Emellne L. Cooke. 

ii. Almon, bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816. 

iii. Charity P. (twin?), bapt. at Keene 16 July 1816; m. at Boston, 
Mass., 9 Apr. 1848, Charles J. B. Moulton: lived at Boston; 
d. there 20 May 1849, aged 39. 

iv. Josiah (twin?), d. at Keene 27 Oct. 1813, aged 4. 

V. Laura, bapt. at Keene 16 July 1815 ; m. at Boston, 28 Apr. 1850, as 
his second wife, Chaeles j. B. Mocltox (see iii) ; lived at Bos- 
ton and Cambridge, Mass. ; d. at Boston 9 Apr. 1894, aged 81 y. 
11 m. 

vi. Josiah, lived at Stoddaid, N. H. 

vii. Abby Anx, m. at Boston. 19 Dec. 1841, George W. Rolltss; lived 
at Roslindale, Mass. ; d. there 5 Jan. 1894, aged 76 y. 9 m. 

viii. William, bapt. at Keene 6 Nov. 1819; lived at Stoddard. N. H. 

ix. Melissa Russell, bapt. at Keene 5 May 1822 ; m. at Boston, 28 Apr. 
1842, Salma Ken-dall- 

X. AxoNzo, d. unm. at New Orleans, La. 

52. Samuel' Woods (Joseph,* Joseph,' Samuel,^ SamueP), bom at Lan- 

caster, Mass., 2 Jan. 1759, died at Fairlee, Vt., 28 Mar. 1S25, 
He married first at Lancaster, 5 Jan. 1785, Elizabeth^ Woods, 

born at Leominster, Mass., 12 June 1764, died at Fau-lee 18 Apr. 

1817, daughter of Levi* (21) ; and secondly at Fairlee, Mes. Mart 

(Peters) Buell, whose parentage and dates of birth, marriage 

and death have not been foond. 

Children by first wife, all bom at Leominster : 

i Elizabeth,' b. 28 Apr. 1785; m. 6 May 1813, Ephk.iim Nichols; 

d. 2 Feb. 1824. 
ii. Sarah (family rec), or Molly (town rec), b. 24 Dec. 1786; m. 

Phineas SAW-i-ER. 
iii. Abigail, b. 4 Mar. 1789 ; d. unm. at Lowell, Mass., 6 Apr. 1856. 
iv. Samuel, b. 12 Apr. 1791; m. at Lancaster, 13 Sept. 1814, Emily 

W-k-MAN; lived at Keene, N. H 

1910] ^^oods Family of Groton, 3fass. 153 

Ti. Judith, b. 8 June 1795 : d. nnm. at Leominster, 27 Xov 1856 

vu. Josi.m, b. 19 July 1797; in. at Ver.hire. Vt.. U Jan. 1830, H.n-nah 

ALMrRA Bareett; d. at Marslmeld, Vt.. 2 Apr. 1S6S. " 

Child by s<K;ond wife, born at Fairlee : 
viii. Harriet Bitcll, b. 19 Jan. Iji22; ra. at Berlin. Vt.. 22 Mar 1839 

Theodore Atkinson Dodge of Montpelier, Vt. 

53. AsA^ Woods (Lei-i,* Joseph,^ Samml.' Samuel'), born at Leominster 
Mass., 6 May 17GG, died before ls.35. 

He married at Leominster, 2y Jan. 1789, Betsey, or Elizabeth 
Smith, born about 17C.5. died ai Leominster 12 Mav 1839, ao-ed 74 
whose parentage is not known. " " ' 

Children, all born at Leominster : 
i. Levi.« b. 4 May 17^9 : d. 27 Mar. 1820. 
ii. Asa, b. 31 Oct. 1790; d. 7 July 1823. 

"'■ ^ 2'au"^<22''' ^ ^""' ^"^ ' ™' ^""''^ ^""^ °^ Rindge, N. H. ; d. 

iv. Cephas, b. 30 Mar. 1791; m ; d. 30 Dec 1863 

V. LuciXDA, b. 28 Jan. 1796 ; d. nnm. 13 Mar. 1835. 

vi. Sophia, b. 15 Dec. 1797: d. num. 20 Mav 1826 

vii. Marv, b. 20 Feb. 1800; d. nnm. 20 Jan."l825. ' 

Tiii. Betsey, b. 3 Jan. 1802; d. unm. 28 Noy. 1880 

Ix. JlYRA (twin), b. 18 Jan. 1804: d nnm. 1 Mar. 1852 

X. Maria (twin), b. 18 Jan. 180t; d. 9 Nov. 1819. 

54. Joseph^ Woods {Levi* Joseph* Samuel,* Samuel^), born at Leo- 
minster, Mass., 29 June 1775, died there 4 Dec, 1847. 

He married at Leominster, 14 Dec. 1806, Eunice Powers bom 
at Leominster 3 Aug. 1787, died there 1 Apr. 1867, dau<rhter of 
LeYi and Polly of Leominster. ° 

Children, all born at LeomLoster: 

*" ■^Sept' 1878^ '^*°' ^^^^' ""■ ^' ^°'' '^^' ^""^ Stratto.v; d. 20 
ii. Leaxder, b.^22 Oct. 1808; m. Adalixe Bau>win; d. in California 

Ui., b. 27 Sept. 1810; m. 2 May 1839, Sabah R. Whit.vey- 
d. 31 Jan. 1844. * 

iY. S.,LLiE, b. 22 Feb. 1812 ; m. 27 Oct. 1853, as hLs second wife, Dennis 
Derby (s*e vi) ; d. Id Nov. 1875. 

Y. Martha, b. 1 Oct. 1813; m. 31 Jan. 1856. as his second wife 
Charles Widduield (see Ls) : d. at Worcester, Mass., 9 Feb' 

Yi. Mary Rrbecca. b. 31 Oct. l.?15; m. U May 1840, Dennis Derby- 
d. 27 Sep! 18o2. ' 

vii. George, b. 27 Mar. 1818; m. at Athol. Mass., 31 Mav 1865 Mrs 
Deborah Maria (Fay) Bocp-nt:: d. 25 May I89'> ' ' ' ° 

viii. Emory Joseph, b. 6 Mar. 1820: m 1 Jan. 1850, Maria Divol; d. 20 

ix. Susan Mixerya, b. 23 Aug. 5822: m. 25 June 1851. Charles Wid- 

DiFiELD ; d. at Templeton, Mas?., IS Jnlv 1853 
X. Marl. Et:>acE, b. 14 Xov. 1824 ; m. 23 May 1848, Josllh Kendall : 

d at Sterimg, Mass.. 8 Aug. lfii->. ' 

xi. John Powers, b. 1 Jan. 1827"; d. unm. 23 Xov. 1895. 
xii. Henry Albert, b. 7 Aug. 18ir:': d. nnm. 28 Jan. 1893. 
xiii. Christiana Sophila, b. 15 May 1832; m. at Boston, Jlas^ 26 May 

18/0, as his third wife, John CtX)LiDGK of Westminster Ma-^s ■ 

d. at Bolton, Mass.. 29 Oct. !>9?. ' 

liv. Caroline Amelia, b. 3 June 1-33: m 8 Feb. 1855 Besjvmin Icha 

^a'Pc^'*"^ °^ Lexington, Mi.s. ; d. at Charlestown, Mass. ,'23 Dec. 

154 Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury [April 

55. John' Woods {John* Josejth,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel '), born at Leominster, 

Mass., 19 Apr. 1771. died before 182.5. 

He married at Leominster, 22 Oct. 1797, Sally Divoll, who 
died there in 1825. probably daughter of John and Elizabeth of 

Children, born at Leominster : 
i. John,' b. 8 Jan. 1798; living at Fairlee, Vt., in 1825. 
U. Charles, b. 10 Nov. 1799 ; d. before 1825. 

56. Joseph' Woods (John* Joseph,^ Samuel,^ Samuel^), bom at Leo- 

minster, Mass., 18 Sept. 1773, died there 7 July 1843. 

He married at Leominster, 14 ]S'ov. 1826, Sukky Hoar, born at 
Littleton, Mass., 24 Oct. 1792, died at Leominster 14 Jan. 1834, 
daughter of Abel and Hannah (Hunt) of Littleton. 

Children, all born at Leominster: 
i. Laur.i Jane* (twin), b. 10 July 1827 ; m. 14 June 1854, John Thomas 

Harlow ; living at Leominster. 
ii. Lefe Ann (twin), b. 10 July 1827: m. at Worcester, Mass., 31 May 
1848, Alonzo S. Pdtnam of Sterling, Mass. ; d. at Worcester 6 
Dec. 1869. 
ill. Charles Nichols, b. 8 Apr. 1829; m. 17 June 1860, Susannah 

Matthews; d. at Leominster 29 May 1899. 
iv. Clarinda, or Clara, b. 8 Feb. 1831 ; m. at Worcester, 1 Feb. 1854, 

George Gates; d. at Leominster 7 Dec. 18G5. 
T. Sarah (twin), b. 30 Dec. 1833; m. at Worcester, 29 Nov. 1856, 

Daniel E. Hunt : living at Worcester, 
vi. Susan (twin), b. 30 Dec. 1833; d. num. 1 Apr. 1854. 

[To be continaed] 




From a copy in possession of this Society 
[Continued from page 76] 

1832. Jan. 26. Mr. David house to Miss. Han. Sidelinger 
Feb. 5. Mr. Elbridge Hall to Miss. Mary Vamah. 

" 9. Mr. John Havener to Miss. Marv Nash. 
Mar. 1. Mr. Rob. Hiscock to Miss. Emeline Dodge 
Apr. 5. Mr. David Hatch to Miss. Olive Hall. 

Apr. 10. Mr. James Tukey to Miss. Bettsey Varnah. 
June 24 Mr. John T. Hilton to Miss. 'Abigail Glidden. 
July 29. Mr. Israel Brown to Miss. Mary Hall. 
Sep. 2. Mr. Mace Shephard to l\Iiss. Jane Chapman* 
Octo. 23. *Mr. George Hall to Miss. Hannah Hall. 
Nov. 8. 'Mr. John Humes to Eliza Hidenham. 
Nov. 25. Mr. *James Brown to Almira Moodv. 

1910] Journal of Elder Phhiehas Pillsbury 155 

Dec. 6. Mr. Jewit Hilton to Miss. Hannah Chapman. 

" 30. Mr. Joel Chap, to Miss. Mariah Chapman. 
1833 May 19. Mr. Jona. Oliver to Miss. Caroline Silling. 
June 16. Mr. AVm. Curtis to Miss. Nancv Chapman. 
July 28. *Mr. John Hall to Miss. 'Thankful Bryant. 
Octo. 29 Mr. Wm. Glidden to Jiliss. Jane Hu-sey. 
Nov. 21. Mr. Algenon S. Austin to Miss. Salone Glidden 
Dec. 25. Mr. George Hatch to Miss. Lydia York. 

" 29. Jlr. Charles Eugley to Miss. Sabra Eugley. 

1834. Jan. 16. Mr. James Licener to Jliss. •Loisa Hill. 
Apr. 3. Mr. Gushing Russell to Miss. Dorcas Rollings 
May 25. Mr. *John Ceiders to Jliss Herriet Benner." 
June 15. Mr. Joseph Hall to Miss. Dorcas Teague. 
Sept. 14. Mr. Wm. Jones to Miss. Menervy Hatch. 

& Mr. Henjy Varnah to Miss. Ann e Hall 
Octo. 5. Mr. John Maddox to Miss. Mary J. Palmer. 
Dec. 7. Mr. Jacob Haha to Miss. *Mary Ann Chapman 
" 28. Mr. *Joseph Jackson to Miss. Winlt'ord Lius. 

1835. Feb. 9. Mr. John A. Chap, to Miss. Jane Merrill. 
Feb. 26. Mr. Thomas Lawler to Miss. Mary Ann Hall. 

May 17. Mr. Daniel Moody Jr. to Miss. Mary Dunbar 
June 23. Mr. *Luman Avery to Miss. Rachel Chap. 
Aug. 13. Mr. Daniel Hall Jr. to Miss. Lucinda Hall. 
Sep. 28. *Mr. Sumner Chap, to Miss. Nancy Brow. 
Dec. 3. *Mr. Herry Hiscock to Miss. Martha Chap. 
& Mr. Craton Hiscock to Miss. PriscUla Chap. 

1837. Mar. 2. Mr. George Chap, to Miss. Mary J. Sidelin. 
July 13. Mr. Royal Jones Brdbury to Miss Jane L. Par. 
Angus 27. Mr. Sam. Maxwell to Miss. Emarentha Mower. 

-Nov. 5. Mr. John Harris to Miss. Hannah Keay. 

1838, Aug. 4. Mr. John Sawj'er to Miss. Eleta Mower 
June 7. Mr. Ingerson Parker to *Miss. Perme. Park. 
Feb. 15. Mr. Joseph Teague to Miss. Jerusha Thurston 
Sep. 29. IMr. Cephas AVright to Mss. Nancy Merrill. 
Nov. 11. Mr. Calvin S. Coburn to Miss. Mary Keay. 

" 22. Mr. Joseph Merrill to MLss Han. ]S"lace. 

Mr. James Pera to Mrs. Marribah Grav. 
Mr. Sam. R. Lemont to Miss. .Jane Sawver. 
Mi. John Hodgdon to Miss Olive Reconi. 
Mr. Wm. S. Parker to Miss. Mary A. P. Jack. 
Mr. Joseph L. Jack to Miss. Mary Ann Parker. 
Nov. 2. ]\Ir. Peter S. Mower to Miss. Sarah D. Pillsburv. 

1843. July 23 Mr. Cyrus M. Pratt to ML^s. Phebe W.' Pills. 

1844. Apr. 14. Mr. Joiah P. Longley to Miss. Rebe. Arm Colby. 
May 12 Mr. George W. Foss. to Miss EmUy Cobum 

Nov. 17. Mr. Albion P. Mower to Miss. Ann Larrabee 

1845. Feb. 13. Mr. Wm. R. Frye to Miss. ♦Milcent Mower. 


1846. Sept. 29. Mr. Morgan Brewester to Miss. Susan Robinson 
1847 May 25. Mr. Jefferson C. WOlson to Miss *CynthL. M. Larrabee 

• Dead. 


June 20. 


Sept. 17. 


Nov. 11. 


Sep. 18. 


156 Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury [April 

1847 June 20. Jlr. Humphry G. Rose to Miss. Ursula Rackley 

1848. Octo. 1 Mr. John VV. Weeks, to Miss. Mary Dutton of White- 

Sept. 2. 1849 Mr. Phinehas P. Chap, to Miss Martha Jane Chap, 
both of Dam. 

June 14, 1851 Mar. Mr. George W. Jackman to Miss. Lucretia A. 
Pillsbury both of Hopkenton, N. H. 


Sarah D. Chapman our adopted daughter was born Nov. 15, 1823. 
Was mar. to Mr. Peter S. Mower Nov. 2, 1842. Their Child Charles was 
born *Sept. 26, 1849. Mary Jane Pillsbury, Phinehas' daughter was b. 
Feb. 1, 1823. David Calvin's son was born May 2, 1830. James Edwards 
Thomas Son was born Feb. 6, 1840. Sarah's Ch. Charles was born Sep. 
26, 1849. Mariah Seavey was bom April 11, 1851. 

My Father's 2* family by his 2"* Wife Sarah Dickenson. 
Bettsey was born May 9, 1775, died June 13, 1776. 
Apphia was born Jan. 6, 1777. Died August 3), 1807. 
Parker was bom July 23, 1778, Died Octo. 20, 1801. 
Paul was born June 6, 1780, Still living 1850. 
Sam. 1 was bom March 28, 1782, Died Aug. 22, 1784. 
Oliver was born Octo. 29, 1783. Still living 1850. 
Sam. 2d. was bom June 12, 1786. Still living " 
Enoch was born ♦May 9, 1788. Died 18I8.» Feb. 15. 
Sallv was born Dec. 14, 1789. Still living in 1850. 
Johi 1 was born Sept. 25, 1792. Died Nov. 9, 1793. 
John 2, was bom May 29, 1795. Still living 1850. 
My Mother Sarah Dickenson Died April 13, 1827. 

Father Wood's familt record. 

Father Capt Joseph Wood b. in Beverly Mass. 1720 

Israel Wood bora Octo. 27, 1744, Died Nov. 13, 1800. Married to Phebe 
Holt.» Who was b. Feb. 9, 1752. Died Feb. 12, 1831. Phebe Woodb. 
AprU 22, 1762. Maried to Phinehas Pillsburv, Octo. 21, 1788. D. Sept. 
14, 1801. Anna Wood b. AprU 18, 1771. Died Dec. 19, 1776. 

Lois Wood b. Feb. 6, 1774, mar. to Ezra Parker Dec. 27, 1791. Anna 
Wood 2d. bora Nov. 14, 1776, died April 11, 1841. 

Ruth W. bora Nov. 15, 1779, mar. to James Savage March 7, 1811. 
Israel W. bom July 20, 1782, mar. to Joanna Parker Dec. 15, 1808, died 
May 25. 1831. 

Joseph W. bom April 1, 1785. mar. to Hannah Johnson Nov. 7, 1813. 
died Jan. 26, 1834. Hannah W. born Jan. 27 1788. mar. to Isaac Perry 
Dec. 26, 1815. died Octo. 31, 1846. Sam. Holt W. born Julv 19, 1791. 
died May 2, 1827. 

Their ages, when died, and now living Mar. 1851. 

Father Wood died at the age of 56, his wife 79. Phebe W. died at age 
of 32 and 5 months nearly. Anna W. died at the age of 5 years 8 months. 
Lois W. now living at the age of 77 one month. Anna W. died at the age 
of 67 and 6 months. Ruth W. now living at the age of 71 and 4 months. 
Israel W. died at the age of 48. & 10 months. Joseph W. died at the age 

1910] Journal of Elder Phinehas Pillsbury 157 

of 48 & 9 months. Hannah "W. died at the age of 57 & 11 months. Sam. 
H. W. died at the age of 37 & 10 months. Ez. Par. died 1818 aged 51 
years. Ezra Parker b. 1767. *Sept. 24, 1768. 

Cap. Joseph Wood, Grandfather. Died in Bluehill June 20, 1813. aeed 

Henrv Jaques Carpener came [from England] to Newbery 1 640 m. Anna 
Knight Octo 8, 1 648. He died Feb. 24, 1687 aged 69. She died Feb. 22, 
1705. Ch. Henry July 30, 1649. 

Mary IS'ov. 12, 165f. &died Octo. 23, 1653. 

Mary 2 born the same day. Richard 1658. 

Stephen Sep. 9, 1661. Sarah March 20, 1664. 

Daniel Feb. 20, 1667. Elizabeth Octo 28, 1669. 

Ruth April 14, 1672. Abigail March 11, 1674. 

Hannah, unknown. His Son Henry mar. & died before 1687, leaving 
one son Henry. Richard m. Ruth Plumer Jan. 18, 1682. and drowned 
May 28, 1683. Ch. Richard Dec. 5, 1682, he died and they another bom 
Jan. 6, 1684. Whom she called Richard. Stephen m. Deborah Plumer 
May 13, 1684 Ch. Stephen b. July 28, 1686 [d. 1779, a. 93] Sam. March 
9, 1692. Mary Sept. 26, 1694. Sarah Sep. 23, 1697. Richard AprU 1, 
1700. ♦Benj. Sept. 23, 1702 [d. Sept. 13, 1782, a. 80] Ann Feb. 25, 1705. 
Daniel m. Mary Williams Mar. 20, 1693t. Ch. Daniel Dec 27, 1693.t 
Richard Feb. 2, 1696.t Thus far the Jaques family. The Pills, fam. 
stand thus. William it is said came fr. Staffordshire Eng. about 1641, his 
wife was Dor. Crosby. He died June 19, 1686. Ch. Caleb Jan. 28, 1654, 
died July 4, 1680. William Jr. July 7, 1656. Experirence Apr. 10, 16.58. 
Increase Octo. 10, 1660. Thankful Ap. 22, 1662. Joshua June 20, 1664. 
Moses Job & Abel [no record] Wm. Jr. m. Mary Kenny Dec. 3, 1677. 
Ch. Wm. March 22, 1680. Exp. April 16, 1682. Wm. 2 July 7, 1687. 
Lydia Dec. 25, 1689. Increace Jan. 5, 1695. Apphia May 8, 1700. 
Moses m. Susana Worth 1668. Ch. Joseph June 9, 1670. [Jloses Jr. b. 
1673] Dorthy Ap. 9, 1675. Susan Feb. 5, 1677. Judith Mar. 16, 1679. 
Caleb July 27, 1681. Hannah May 3, 1686. Job. m. Kathrene Gavet 
& My Grandfather 


His Ch. Daniel b. Sep. 20, 1678. Josiah Ap. 17, 1686. Abel m. Sfary 

. Ch. Joshua b. Ap. 12, 1679. John Sep. 13, 1682. Jacob. Mar. 

20, 1687, Abel Ap. 12, 1690. Eliz. Mar. 20, 1694. Moses .Son Joseph 

m. Sarah . Ch. Joseph b. Jan. 16, 1695. Moses Sep. 19. 1697. 

Nathan June 3, 1699. Moses Jr. m. Abigail Rolf 1698. Ch Moses b. 
Jan. 1699 [d. 1786, a. 87] Abigail Aug. 9, i:00. Job's son Daniel m. 
Sarah Allen 1703. Moses' Son Caleb m. Sarah Morse 1702. . . . 

1816. Jan. 25. David Webster to Martha Gliddin. 

May 19. James Benuer to Hannah Wyman. 
July 18. Zaoheus Mahew to Sarah Thare. 
" 28, Daniel Oliver to Jane Davidson. 

Octo. 31. James Barstow to Mary Flint. 

1793, 1793 and 1796, which are prob; 
[To be continuea] 

158 Emig'rants to America from Liverpool [April 



If I find Jno Lealand bound to Virg or Maryland I must write to his father 

a Tapeweaver in Salford. 
Richard Hilton Apprentice to m^ Bryan BlundeU for 1 1 Yeares to ComenfceJ 

from his first Arrival! in Virginea Or Maryland, Indenture dated 28 of 

October 1G97. 
Martin Heyes, Apprentice to Thomas Johnson j'' Esq'' (or Assignes) for 4 

Yeares to Comence from his first arrival 1 in Virginea Or Maryland In- 

dent[ure] dated y« 27 diy of October 1697. 
William Mosson Apprentice to Lewis Jenkins for 5 Yeares to Comence 

from his first Arrivall in Virginea Or Maryland Indenture dated the 29 

day of October 1697 
IsabeU Conley Apprentice to Lewis Jenkins for 7 Years to Comence from 

hir first Arrivall at Virginea Or Maryland Indenture dated y' : 23 day 

of Octobrl697 
Margery BlundeU to Henry Farar for 4 Years to Virginea [or] Maryland 

Indenture dated y' 11 : day of Novb' 1697. 
Law : GUlGrist to Henry Farrar for 7 Years to Virginea* [or] Maryland 

Indenture dated y* 1 1 day of Nov'' 1697 
Tho: Silvester to Henry Farrar for 7 Years to Virginea Or Maryland 

Indenture dated y* 1 1 day of Nov' 1697 
Isabel Conley to Lewis Jenkins for 7 Years to Virginea Or Maryland In- 
denture dated y« 23 day of Nov-^ 1697. 
J°° Leek to m' Lewis Jenkins for 5 Years to Virginea Or Maryland In- 
denture dated y* first day of December 1697 
W" Ludloe [?] of Bradfrd in Yorkeshire App' to m' AV" Chantrell for 5 

years to Virgin" or Maryland 
W"" Gibson to Randle Galloway for 4 Years to Virginea or Maryland 

Indenture dated y" first day of December 1 697 — 
Jno 'Webster to Randle (Jalloway for 8 Years to Virginea or Maryland 
[ ] Green (p"^ m' Parrs order) to AV" Chantrele for 4 yeares. 

[ ] Haddam (p' ditt order [ ] same. 

[ ] 97 Paul Leighmans Indnt to Randle Galloway for 9 yea[rs]. 

J°° Moores Indnt to Randle Gallowa[y] 9 yeares 
Jan 3 I Georg. Worrs of y« County of Lancast App. to Ra[n]dle 

[]b 7 j Galloway for Eight Yeares to Virginea or Maryland [] now 

'This list, comprising over 1500 names, is to be found in the back of vols. 5 and 7 
of the Records of the Corporation of Liverpool, deposited in ib2 Town Clerk's Office, 
Leasing Department, Liverpool. The entries were originally arranged chronological- 
ly, but vol. 5 has been rebound and the pages have been misplaced. The entries are 
apparently not official, and most of the writing can only be described as scribbling. 
The writer or writers— the entries seemingly being made by three different scribes — 
were evidently employed to draw up the indentures. The words " pd." and "deliv- 
ered" in the margin appear to refer to the indentures, and there is one entry stating 
that twenty shillings was paid for four indentures.— E. F. 

The use of apostrophes at the end of words has been rendered necessary to represent 
the signs of abbreviation in the original manuscript. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 159 

drawn pr Capt Clavtus man. 
ditto) Eicli" Jones of Carnarvon Apprentice to Handle Gallowav 

<iie ) for Eight Yeares to Virginia or Marviand this In.i^-nt. wi^s 

drawn p Capt Clavtn man. 
Janu : o ) Maudlin IJauis of Rutliin of Wales App' to m^ W- Webster 
J' ) to Virgin or Maryland for .5 yeares delivred 

Katherine Perry of Ruthin to him for v' same time, deliverd. 
Joan Rowland of Bangor in Wales to him for y^ same time 

Richard Jones of Denbyshire for y* same time delid 
Edward Jones of Willison in Cheshire for ■i^ same time deU'd 
1 liomas Cook of Frodsham for ■(-« same dnie delid 
WiUm Smith of Dover for 4 yeires deli.i 
Jan 8. 97. John White of Cicester in Gl'ocester shir* 4 years 

Jno Tonnard for Barbadoes " 

Not p| 8. 97 Hugh Gryffeth of Denby to Randle Gallowai 4 yeares 
Aot p A\ m Gryffeth to y« same for y* same time 

10 Hugh Partington to Randle Galloway 4 veares 

11 James Walker to ditt 4 yeares 
10 J-o Thomas of St Asaph' to Randl Gall 4 years 

in"-?^ Roberts of Anglesay in w^ales to Jonath Livesev 4 years 

J Grytfin of Camarv 4 years 

Ann Jones of Anglesey to ditt 6 yeares. 

To J™. Marshall Mast of Y« Ann And Sarah 

Henry Ripley of York 4 ^^^^ 

Daniel Showland of Cork 4 vears 

J"° Wilson [?J of Nycrofte in Lecestershire 4 "years 

James Eccles of Loughlavin in Ireknd 4 'years 


J"" Steward of London 4 ^p„.„ 

Apnl 19-98 Thomas Eyans of Denbyshire Carpent. App' 4 years for'pen- 
sylvania to Rich" Adams & W™ Lewis 

For Barbadoes or some of y« Barbba' Islands 
May y« 5-1698 

Joseph Stile of TalkeU Hill^ StafFordshi' bond' 4 years 6 m» 
James Gordon 
ditto die ^X^ English of Fur in .Scotland 4 yeares 

ditto die Samul \Vallington of Presbury 4 veares 

ditto die Roger Sharpies of Lealan' 4 yeares 

xi^ fi" 'Qo ^''-''''' ""»^*"' "^ ^^«"^*^ 4 yeares 

May II- J8 1 hom' : Prichard of Beaumaris 7 yeares 

ditto die Peter Jones of Flintshire 4 yeares' 

,^ loo f ° ^"°'' ""^ ^^'■'°'' '° Fluitsh'ire 4 veares 
June ^/-98 A\ ■" Russel of Kinsale 4 veares ' 

July o. J8 Joseph Stile of Staffordshire ap' m' Gordon 4 4 v.ares» 
W '" English of Scotland 5 4 Veares" 

'Talk o'th' Hill. 

^ This entry crossed out. 

160 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [April 

June 21-98 Jane Horton [or Foster] of Windle Apr. to m' Edw. Tarleton 

4 yeares 
June 21-98 Rich'^ Cowlund [?] of Thornton Leicastia apj/ to m"^ Gordon 

7 yeares — 16 

William Wilson of Langton in s"* County to ditto 8 yeares 15 

June 27 Jonathan Davis to ditto 4 yeares 4 yeares 19 

— 27 Augustine Ca [rr?] 4 yeares 4 yeares 17 

— 27 Rich' Werton to ditt 4 yeares 4 years 18 

July 2* 98 J"" Mason son of J°° Mason of y* Citty of London 1 

Marrin' deceas"* App' to m J°° Thomas to Vir- >■ 7 yeares 
ginea or Maryla fr 7 years • Seaven Yeares ) 

W" Mason Apr to y* same fr. 7 yeares 7 yeares 

July 7 '98 William Holt of Preston o "■ Hill in Cheshire Apr' to m 1 . 
p' Edward Tarleton to Virgin or Maryland for 4 yeares j 

p' Georg Oldham to ditto 4 yeares 4 

July 8 to m' James Gordon for Barbadoes Humphry Roberts 7 yeares 

1 1 Camarvanshire 
W" Gryffith Cardiganshire 
Peter Prier Denbyshire 
J"" Browne of Lincolnshire Stationer 
Maurice Roberts of Denbyshire 
Rich" Merton of Denbyshire 
J"" Hughes of Merionithshire Sawyer 
Peter Matthew Denbyshire 

July 8. 98. Henry Dauis son of Charles Danis of Denby Apr |^ . yeares 
to m^ Peter Atherton for 4 yeares ) 

Jno Roberts Son of Edw" Roberts of Queeklevs. ) . 

Flintshire • | * J^ares 

J°" son of J° Lloyd of Abergelly Denbyshire 9 yeares 

July 19. 98 Laurence Dounes of Maxfield* to m' Ja : Gordon 4 yeares 

July 13. 98 Hugh Powell of Dublin ; blacksmith to m'' Gordon 4 years 14 
July 19. 98 Ann Green of Bretherton to m"^ Tarleton for 4 year 

Mary Smith of Grosli Parish Flintshire to ditto 4 yea' 

July 22 Rich" Evans of Camarvan to m' Gordn 4 years 1 

Elkana Telson 7 years 2 

W™ Roberts of Denbj'shLre 4 years 3 

July 27. 98 Thomas Lloyd of Cardiganshire to m' Thomas 4 years 
27. 98 Watkin Prier of Cardigan to m' Thomas 4 years 

July 27. 98. J"" Harrison of Babtngton to m' J°° Thomas to Virginia 
8 yeares 
W™ Chanceller of Harbro in Yorkshire to ditto 7 yeares 
Rowland Jones of Ruthen to ditto 5 yeares 

Elin Cook of London Spinster 5 yeares 
Margarett Daughter of J°° Blake of London to ditt 4 yeares. 

4 yeares 


7 yeares 


4 yeares 


7 yeares 


7 yeares 


4 yeares 


4 yeares 



Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


J"° Bird of Preston in Oxfordshire [iie] 4 yeares 
July 29. 98 Gaynold Thomas of Carnarvon to m' Tarletn 4 yeares 
July 29. 98 Thomas Row of Flintshire Taylor apr to m"' Gordon 4 yeares 
Aug 13 1698 Joseph Troughweare of Crosbie in Cumberland) 

Taylor Apr. to m' Henry Brown for Yirginia r 4 yeares 
or Maryland for ) 

W^ Kitchin of Erton in Cumberland Taylor to ditto for 4 
Aug* 17 John Stedman of Padnam' Lancast to m' Edw'' Tarlton to 

Virg for 4 yeares. 

Aug' 23 J"° Prescott to m"^ J"° Thomas for 4 yeares 

Aug' 24 J"° Pritchett of Wrexam to m' J"" Thomas 7 yeares 

Tho : Powell of Wrexam to ditto 7 yeares 

Hugh Jones of Wrexam to ditto 7 yeares 

Hugh Lealand of Westhoughton to ditto 7 yeares 

Ann Blyth of York Citty Spinst. to ditto 4 yeares 

2* Sept Thomas EUis of Dalirauen in AVales to D° 7 yeares 



Joseph Reybume of Waser in Staffordshire shoo- ' 
maker Appr. to m"' Bryan Blundell for Virginea. ' 

Thomas Dunbalin son of W"" Dunbalin to m' Tar- 

John Foster of Bethopricke to ditto for 

John Kirk App to ditto 

J°° Jones of Wrexam Hannah his Wife and a 

Gryffith Thomas Labourer 

Eliz : Markley of Latham 

5 yeares 

6 yeares 
4 yeares 
4 years 

4 yeares 

4 yeares 

5 years. 

Augs« 31 

Sep' 2* 
Sep' 5 

Sept^ 1^ 


Sept' 10 


' Padiham. 
' Oswestry. 

Jonas Dauis of Corke to m' J"" Thomas 

Rich^ Owen of Flintshire to ditt 

Henry Bond son of James Bond near Garstan to 

Thomas Ellis of Dalmen in Wales to ditt for 
Eliz : King daughter of Abra' King of Dublin to 

m'' Porter 
Charity Harlor of Kilkenny to ditto for 
John Thelfell of Preston Gardiner to m' : H : 

J"" Dobson of Bolton in Lancashir to ditt 
Ralph Kettle of Warmingham in Cheshire to ditt 
Henry Bell of Carlisle to ditt 
James Boudler of Ossesstry* in Shropshir ditt 
John Owen to John Thomas 
Edw** Jones to D" 

Robert Tongue to m' Henry Browne for 
Eliz : Wilson of Kirkham in y' fild to m' Edw"" 

Edw* Steele of Westtirlie to m' Thomas 
J™ Ducker of Tarvin Taylo. to m' Thomas 

4 year 
4 year 

4 year 

5 years 

4 years 
4 year 
4 year 
4 years 
4 year 
4 Years 
4 Years 
4 Years. 

4 yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 yeares 

lt>2 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [April 

14 Rich'^ Darrel of Chester to m' Thomas 4 years 

1 4 Elu Barlow of Knutsfrd to m' Thomas 4 years 

14 Hannah Vaughan of Chester to m' Thomas 4 yeares 

febrii' 17 97 Wuliam Ertome of y« Citty of London Apprentice to W™ 
Webster to Vir^nea or Maryland for 4 year 

Jan 28 Jace Evans Denbyshire to m' Webst 5 years deliv^ 

Jan 28 Heary Evans Denbyshire 4 yeares deli\'* 

Jan 2^ 3Iary Grvffith of Merionthshire 4 years deliv^ 

28 Ame Watkins Denbyshire 4 year deliv'' 

2^ . Rofert ilatthew Denby 9 years deliv^ : .,' 

2* Robert Jones of Denbvshire 4 vears delivered 

Febr 24"* Elizabeth Jones near Ruthen to m' Webt 5 years deliv* 
Ann Jones of Riiam 7 delivrd 
Rob' Williams near Ruthen 7 delivrd. 
Tho : Davies of Denby 7 delivd 
Mary Tue of Houghtonton [<ic] in Cheshire 5 deliv^ 
Tho : BabLngton of Aperton^ in Cheshire 9 
Joan Williams of Rndien 5. deliv^ 
EUen Hugbes of Ruthen 5 deliv* 

Thomas Owen of Denby 7 deliv* 

Katherine Hughes of Ruthen 5 deliv* 

Feb 28 Rich** Edward 4 year of Denby deliverd 

deliv* 2 March 4.97 W™ Bennet of Ashbxime Darbyshire deliv* 

March 10. 97 Thomas Steward of Widdenbury' Chester 7 yeares deliv* 

10. 97 Thomas Whitaker of Eastquein Cheshire 8 yeares deliv* 

10. 97 J°° Bright Uxbridge Middlesex 4 year deliv* 

10. 97 J"" Dauis of Wopping Middlesex 4 year deliv* 

10. 97 Georg Baddoe of Clee Shropshire 4 years deliv* 

10. 97 Edw^ Buckley of Bugleton* Cheshire 4 year deliv* 

11. 97 WiUiam Dickinson Fam'" Chesher 4 year deliv* 

12. 97 Joseph Jinkins of Warton in Chesher 4 year deUv* 

March 16. 97 Samuel Low of Nntsford Chesher 4 yeares deliv* 
16. 97 Thomas Farrel of Dublin 4 veares deliv* 

March 21. John Baggeley Apr to W" Websf his selfe 4 year deliv* 
2 1 . Joseph Brosier of London [ ] 5 years deliv* 
21. John Stol of .Sunhen 9 year deli\'* 
21. Marserv Hunt of Knntsford Cheshir 5 year deliv* 

March 23 S7/^ 

Henry Prescott of Wigan to m' W" Webster 4 years delivr* 

' Applet.-'ii. 
*Farudo-, probably. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 163 

delv^ 31 March 24 

Ann Coulburne of Preston 8 years 
delv^ 4. Peter Fotlin' of Tatnal" in Cheshir 4 years 

March 24 97 fit Hugh Jones of Wrixan to m' AV" VVebster 9 years deliv'' 
fit J"" LLoyd of Denbyshire 8 yeares deliv'' 
fit Charles Webster of Denby 8 yeares deli\^ 
fit William Hughes of Denbyshire 8 deli\-<' 
fit FAw" Hughes of Flintshire 9 deliv** 

deliv^ Edw'i Howel of S' Asaph Flintshire 9 " deliv<» 
fit J"" Morgan of Denbyshire 8 deliv'' 

Edw** Roberts of Denbyshire 6 deliv* 

fit Gabriel Roberts of Flintshire 4 deliv* 

fit Thomas Hughes of Ruthen 5 deliv" 

fit Rob' Hughes of Denbyshire 4 deliv"* 

fit Thomas Roberts of Denbyshire 5 deliv'' 
fit Thomas Perrey of Denby 4 deliv'' 

Owen Hughes of Ruthen in Wales 8 delivred 

April 1 fit 98 Eliz. Roberts of Denbyshire m' W" Webst' 7 

fit Margtte VP^ of Angle'sey 5 

fit Dorathy Edwards Denbyshire 7 

fit James Yates near Blackburn 4 

April 13 Charles Shehy [?] of Dublin 4 yeares deUv^ aU 
Thomas Moor of Dublin 4 yeares delid all 
J"" Edmunds of Merionthshire 4 yeares del"* all 

April 13. 98 Robert Warner of Glocestershire 4 yeares deliv* 
Thomas Morris of Shropshire 4 years delir* 
Rich'' Worden of Essex 4 yeares deliv'' 

Jan 21 Rob' Hughes of S' Asaph to m' Webster deliv** 

Jan 21 W" Ellis of Clantastelh in Wales 7 years deliv'* 

Jan 21 John Alvin of Shaftsbery in Dorsetshire deliV 

Jan 21 John Hughes 7 years deliv" 

Jan 21 William Dauis of Caires in Wales 7 years deliv** 

Feb 18 Thomas Humphrey 9 year M' Webster deliv" 

Feb 18 Edw*" Jones Merionithshire 4 year 

Feb 18 Eliz Gryifeth five yeares delivred 

Jan 28 97 Rich"* J ones of Carnarvan to W™ Webster for 4 yeares delir-^ 

28 97 Ann Watkins 4 years 

Feb 28 J°" Thomas 9 year Denby 

Jn 28 Finlh Morris 9 year Denbv deli\-'' 

feb 28 W" Hughes 9 year Denbv deli v^ 

Feb 28 Tho Roberts 9 year Denby deliv'' 

Feb 28 J"° Owens Carnarvanshire 6 year deliv'' 

Feb 28 Owen Jones of Anglesey 4 year deliv'' 

28 Christian Ireland of Chester 4 yejirs deliv'' 

28 John Jones of Anglesey 4 years deli'' 

28 Henry Perry Montgomerishire 4 year deliv'' 

164 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [April 

Feb 3. 97 Jacob Boulton of Ashton Canes'^ m Wilshire Seu' to m' 

Jonatha' Lievsley for three yeares 
William Darter Apprentice to y" same for 3 yeares & borne 

in y^ same Parish 
"WiUiam Prior of Flintshir Apprentice to y* same for 4 year 






















Henry Brobbin of Warrington 5 yeares to W™ Webster deliv" 

J-° Brobbin ye same tearme deliv'' 

Eliz. Brobbin ye same tearme delivrd 

Mary Cloud of y<= same same tearme deliv" 

Mary !Norman of of Egermnn''* same tearme deliv** 

Isabel Troughton of Caton same tearme deliv" 

Mary steel Harperthe in Cheshire same time deliv" 

W" Moor of Antrim in Ireland 4 years deliv" 

Katherine Williams 4 year of Carnarvanshire deliv" 

Mary Williams Flintshire Five yeares delivred 

Feb : 18 Bobert Qark 4 yeares to m' W" Webs' deliv" 

July 30 98 Mary Jones daughter of J"" Jones of Wrixam in Denby- 

shire Appr to m' J°° Thomas for 4 yeares 

August 4. 98 Rob' Jones of Denbyshire . 4 year 

Edw" Jones of Wrixam 7 year 

Thomas Duckes of Tarvin in Cheshire 7 year 

Mary Cowly hir marke 4 year 

9 Rob' Faux of Denbyshire 4 year 

Aug" 10. 98 Henry Jones of Flintshire to m' J°° Thomas for -years 

Alice Harlow of Widmore" in Herefordshire 4 yeares 

Rich" Edwards of Cardiganshire 9 years 

J°° Williams of Cardiganshire 7 years 

J"" Staton of Congleton Cheshire 9 years 

J"" Harris of Cardiganshire 7 years. 

Aug" '16 : 98 Eliz. Jones of Denbyshire to m' J"° Thomas for 5 yeares 

17 Rowland Thomas of Anglesey Taylor 5 years 

Rob' Hughes of Conaway Taylor 4 years 

Rich'' Woods of Adlington Lancashire 7 years 

W™ Lawson of Lievsay Lane. 7 years 

Mr. Lewis Jinkin' Servants 
Rich" Aleock of Bolton Taylor App'^ 
J"" Houseman of Bolton Taylor Apr 
Rob : Clialis Castleton in Derbyshire 
Jo : Bramwale of Preston 
W"" Rycroft of Preston 

5 yeares 
5 yeares 
4 yea 
4 years 
4 years 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


7br Edward Hardman Apprentice to John Neild of Pen- ^ 5 Y( 

17 silvanie to go to Pensilvane for five Yeares 
7b' 20 Ricli'i Newell to Do for PensUvane 







7b 15. 9 




























7br 27 











7b. 30. 

Tho : Marland to m' Browne 1 7 Yeares 

John Carneagee of Aberdeene in Scotland j ^ Yeares 

to m' Brow* | 

John Harrison of Ashton under Line to 

ni' Browne 
8 Charles Ellis of Macclesfield to m' Brown 
Edw'' Thorncroft of Sutton in Cheshir to 

m' Brown 
John Davies of Denbygshire Grocer to D" 
Humphrey Howell of Merionethshire to D" 
John Wynn of Denby shire to Henry Browne 
John Walker of Ashton under Line to m' Browne 
John Beecham of Chester to D° 

Thomas Walker of Ashton under Line 
Rob' Rallestr of Leeds to Rich* Bridg for ") 

m' Thomas | 

James Jameson of New Castle to m' Edw* 

Robert PoUet son of Robert Pollett late I 

of Bolton to m' Tarleton J 

John Nichols to m' Edward Tarleton 
Samuell Hemming to DO. 
John Price of Merionethshire Chirurgeon to m' 

Thomas Wilding of Litchfield to William Bushell to 

Rich* Owen of C'arnarvanshire to m' Thomas 
John Lamb of Levpoole to Ezekiell Parr 
John Ricketts of Lavanshie in Wales to D» 
Jonathan Clarke of Little Mesle in Lan* to m' H. 

Mary Terpin of Lithan in fild to m' W" Porter 
Marv Floyd of Shroesbery in Shropshire to m' Eze- 
kiell Parr 
Jane Hide of Manchest' Spinst' to m' Nicholas Smith 
98 Matthew Moretown of Presberry in Cheshir to m' ) 
Henry Brown for 4 years j 

I Virginea 7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

virginea 5 3'eares 

4 Y"eares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

4 yeares 
Virginea 4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Years 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

7 Yeares 
5 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
5 Yeares 

Rob' Voughan son of Thomas Vonghan Deer 
m' And. Leed 5 year? 

To m' Nicholas Smith to Virginea Or Maryland 
W" Hudson 5 Yeares October y*: 13*: 1698 
Miles Grimshaw 5 Yeares ditto die. 
Mary Boardman 5 Yeares ditto die 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


8b 17. 98 Tho: Higham of AVarrington Toban [?] to m' 

Scarburrough 4 year. 

The Names of y'' : Servants that Gk>es to Virginea in y* Loyalty Cap' 
lirowne Commander Octob'' IS"" 1698 
Ralph Kettle of A\'armingham in Cheshire 4 

Rob' : Tongue of Farnoth" neare Manchester 4 

John Threhell of Preston Gardiner 4 

Charles Ellis"^ of Macclesfield ~ 5 

Alexd"' Sinkler of Glascow 4 

John Wright of Middlesex 4 

W™ Tayler of Scarbrick 
James IStreete 

Thomas Walker of Ashton vnder Line 
David Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshir 
John Beecham of Cheshir 
John Walker of Ashton vnder Line 
Georg Low of Gawsworth Cheshir 
G«orge Brasfeild 

John Carneagee of Aberdeene in Scotland 
Charles Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshire 
John Harrison of Ashton vnder Line 
Robert Bower" of Macclesfeild in Cheshire 
James Bouldler of Augettree" in Shropshire 
John Dobson of Bolton Lane' 
Edw'' ThorniCroft of Sutton in Cheshire 
Tho : Marland of Ashton vnder Line 
Humphrey Howell of Merionethshire 
John Davies of Denbigshire Grocer 
Edw"* Perry of Denbigshire 
Tho : Vpton of Presberry in ChesMre 
John AVynn of Ruthin in Denbigshire 
Jonathan Clark of Little Messin Lane 
Nathaniel Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshre 
Tho : Tayler of Mottrom in Cheshre 
Mathew Moreton of Presberry Cheshire 
Joseph Trough weare of Crosby in Cumberland Tayler 
W"" Kitchen of Erton'' in Cumberland Tayler 
Joyce Cooper of Camarvanshire 4 yeares 
Henrv Bell of Carlisle 4 

Tho :" Wilding of Litchfield App. (to W". Bushell Meate of y* 

Loyalty) to serve in Virginea for y* Tearme of 
Ja : Barton Apprentice to Janes [«ic] Hawkshaw to Mon- 








• 7 
. 4 


4 Yeares 

15 Farnworth. 

'< A. Churles Ellis, son of William Ellis of Macclesfield, was baptized there Ang. 2, 

"A Robert Bower, son of Francis Bower of Poynton, was baptized at Prestbnrj 
(the mother church of over thirty surrounding townships and chapelries, including 
Pornton and Macclesfield) 18 Aug. 1678. 

'' Clearly as priutid. May stand for Oswestry. 

* There is a Hutton in Cumberland, for which this may stand. 

[To be continued] 

1910] First Oionership of Ohio Lands 167 


By Albion Morkis Dtee, A.M., of Clevelatid, Ohio 

At the end of tlie war of the American Revolution the Continental Con- 
p-ess came into possession of certain western lands, surrendered by the 
British Crown to the United States in the treaty si^ed at Paris on the 
3d day of September, 1783. The "crown lands." as they were called, lay 
back of the heads of the Atlantic rivers and over the mountains, extending 
westward to the distant Fatlier of Waters. They were known to the colo- 
nies as the " back lands " or " back country." and being waste and unciUti- 
vated, remote from the ships and barred by many hazards, were not especially 
desirable in the early settlements. Here wars had raged for unknown cen- 
turies, and war was to linger for many years. Two great savage nations 
had fought from the beginning for this vast wilderness, and three European 
powers had striven from its discovery to possess it. Finally it was won 
from the French by the imited arms of the King and colonies and joined 
to Quebec to enter upon a new epoch. Afterwards the crown lands ap- 
pear in the public councils of the colonies, and that part lying beyond the 
Ohio River is referred to in the early records as '• The W^tern Territory," 
a term obviously too broad, since there was western territory on both sides 
of the river. Under this name it passed for many years, both in and out 
of Congress ; but the official designation of xhe region was changed in the 
final action on the famous Ordinance of 1787, where, in the last reading, 
the title was extended to " The Territory of the United States North- 'W^est 
of the River Ohio." ' Such is the orgin of the Northwest Territori", nur- 
sery of states, first extension in area of the United States, first grand re- 
source of the nation, yielding the first considerable item of revenue in the 
public accotmts. 

The Northwest Territory passed to the United States indisputably, as 
part of the lands embraced within the boundary line established by Article 
III of the Treaty of Paris, reading : " through the middle of the lakes, djid 
along the middle of the river Mississippi, until it shall intersect the north- 
em-most part of the thirty-first degree of north latitude." The English 
right thus descending to the United States included the relinquished rights 
of Spain and France, and the King of France had confirmed the transfer 
by separate treaties giving up forever to the Americans all his claims west 
of the Mississippi. No other civilized power laid claim to these lands, yet 
no territory of state ever had more troublesome encumbrances. Four col- 
onies had covered the property with overlappLmg titles based on vague royal 
grants and Indian treaties. The territoriiil land rights of these and other 
states were advocated by the commissioners or Congress in the negotiation 
of peace with England, as the basis of a demaEid for the territory, and the 
United States was further bound to respect tie claims of the states by a 
specific clause of the articles of confederation. Many tribes of Indians 
occupied the territory as hereditary owners, and their right of habitation 
had been confirmed to them by royal proclamation. Reiving upon this 
confirmation a part of the inhabitants had allied themselves witii the British 

' Printed copies of the Ordinance of 1787, preserved in the Library ofCongres?, No. 
30, Papers of the Continental Congress, show alteratioi^ made at various stage? of iti> 
progress. The first use of the limitation in the title seems to be on the date ofpaysage, 
July 13, 1787, but it is some time before " Northwest Territory " was in general use. 
VOL. LXIV. 12 

168 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [April 

cause against the Americans for the retention of their homes and hunting 
grounds', while the other part of the Indians had remained neutral or assisted 
the colonies. The hostile Indians were not yet subdued ; they were still 
in armed possession of the frontier, while the friendly tribes could not well 
be disturbed in their wigwams without serious consequences. Added to this 
were several minor complications : pledges of bounty land to the military ; 
indeterminate grants within the territory to independent companies ; squatter 
inroads into the bottoms of the Ohio ; and British garrisons keeping guard at 
the outposts supposedly encouraging natives in hostilities, and furnishing aid 
and comfort to intruders. These conflicting elements were cleared away from 
the title by good management of Congress, and the United States was able to 
establish a hold on the Northwest Territory. With great patience, exer- 
cising powers assumed but not granted, the American states solved their 
first political problem, the land issue, quieted the discordant states and 
gloriously concluded the confederacy. In the course of this business 
through the assembly, with wonderful enlightenment and in marvellous 
wisdom of counsels, the title of the Northwest Territory was cleared ; the 
frontier was made safe and the Indians protected within their own property 
limits under permanent relations of ward-ship ; a public domain was 
created, and a rational system of surveying devised to open it ; a sinking 
fund was started, which in time extinguish^ the whole state and federal 
debt ; and a mode was provided for the extension of settlements on the 
territory, and for the expansion of the American system of representative 
government under the flag. 

It is not the present purpose of the writer to trace the factors of this first 
nationalizing movement in American history. The plan in this pre limin a r y 
sketch is merely to link together events in the course of action which cleared 
the title to the Northwest Territory, and to follow with more detail the 
subsequent steps by which Congress established an open doorway into the 
West. That open door was Ohio. Between the meridians confining this 
great state, the problem of the preparation of a seat in the wilderness for 
civilization was worked out on heroic lines. These matters are of more 
tban local interest, although the details may not be found in the larger 

Years before the crown lands had passed to the United States, four of 
the states " claiming to the Mississippi or South Sea," assvuned sovereign 
rights of preemption of soil and jurisdiction over the lands comprising the 
Northwest Territory. Massachusetts and Connecticut rested their title on 
royal charters, claiming parallel strips of land which cut off the northern 
part of the Territory. New York claimed by the historic deed of the Six 
Nations, and her title covered nearly the whole extent of the country south 
of the lakes. Virginia's proofs were in the royal grants and European 
treaties, supported by the subsequent military achievement of Clark, and 
her claims overspread everything from the Canadas far into the south. The 
claims of the Carolinas and of Georgia were of the same nature, but they 
fell below the Ohio River. The proofs upon which many if not all of 
these claims rested had never been tested by legal exammation or compari- 
son. In some instances the charters or treaties were of uncertain force and 
effect. The claims themselves were plainly conflicting. The delineations 
in the documentary proofs were vague and inaccurate, and the descriptions 
were based on erroneous geographical knowledge. It was obvious from 
the first that difficulties would arise in settling these clauns, but it was no 
time in the midst of uncerUin war for sister states to dispute over uncon- 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 169 

quered territory, nor to search for boundaries in a wilderness not yet rid 
of the savage aJlies of the King. Jloreover the lands were still crown 
property, and there was no hope of possessing them save " through the 
common sword, purse and blood of all the colonies united in one common 
effort." Under the circumstances the claimant states were disposed to rest 
on their theoretical rights, awaiting the outcome of the Revolution. They 
worked together in the prosecution of the war without thought of their 
conflicting claims, and they even engaged to enter into a perpetual union 
with the lesser colonies, as into a " firm league of friendship," utterly un- 
mindful of the trouble sure to come when boundaries were defined and the 
limits of jurisdiction determined. k* 

This complacent policy of undisputed, undisturbed own-ership of the 
crown lands by neighborly colonies might have continaed unbroken 
throughout the period of war, but one of the claimants, more •" ambitioiisly 
grasping for territories " than the others, made presnmptiosns under her 
charters that destroyed amity and planted discord among the states. Vir- 
ginia was the direct cause of the fear and distrust, and Maryland led the 
opposition. Presuming upon the validity of untried proofs of title, and 
confident of enforcing her indeterminate claims, the Old Dominion entered 
upon a course of action in the summer of 1776, which, if foDowed out to 
its conclusion, would not only exclude the smaller colonies from participa- 
tion in the benefits of the property but would place all her neighbors, great 
and small, in position of trespassers. Unexpectedly, in the midst of general 
alarms of British invasion, with union stiU in the balance and independence 
not yet declared, the Virginians advanced pretensions to jurisdiction and 
actual possession of all lands and waters of the region between the Chesa- 
peake frontage and the Mississippi river, warning off intruders, and an- 
nouncing intentions of setting up dependent territorial governments west- 
ward of the Allegheny Mountains. Maryland spoke up bcddlr against 
these arrogant presumptions of her powerful trans- Potomac noghbor, and 
so started a controversy which increased the embarrassments of Congress 
in the conduct of the war, and placed the cause of independence in greatest 
jeopardy. Maryland held to the demand for complete neutralization of the 
public lands on principles of fairness, if not of right ; and, by constant in- 
sistance, at the risk of wrecking the Union, she broke down the plans of 
Virginia and opened the way for the cessions of all the western conntry. 

The origin of the controversy over the crown lands may be said to 
be in the adoption of the " Constitution and Form of Government " agreed 
to in general convention of the delegates and representatives of the several 
counties and corporations of Virginia, held at the capitol, in the city of 
Williamsburg, on the 6th of May, 1776. A paragraph of the constitution 
reads as follows : 

The territories contained within the charters erecting the colonies of Mary- 
land, Peunsylvania, North and South Carolina, are hereby ceded, released, and 
forever confirmed to the people of those colonies respectively, with all the 
rights of property, jurisdictiou and government, and all other rights wbats<)ever, 
which might at any time hereafter have been claimed by Vinrinia, except the 
free navigation and use of the rivers Potomack and Pocomoke. with tt* property 
of the Virginia shore and strands bordering on either of the said rivers, and ail 
improvements which have been or sliall be made thereon. The wes^tem and 
northern extent of Virginia shall, in all other respects, stand as Used by the 
charter of King James the First, in the year one thousand six hundred and nine, 
and by public Treaty of Peace between the courts of Great Britain and France 
in the year one tliousand seven hundred and sixty-three ; uules?. by a« of legis- 
lature, one or more territories shall hereafter be laid olT, and goTernmenis estab- 

170 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [April 

llshed westward of the Allegeny monntams. And no porchase of lands shall 
be made of the Indian natives, but on behalf of the public, by aathority of the 
general assembly. 

Maryland unhesitatingly pronounced this claim in the constitution of 
Virginia as '• injurious to tiie inhabitants of this state." At the convention 
of delegates of Iilaryland in session at Annapolis, October 29, 1776, it was 
ordered by a vote and resolve that this paragraph of the Virginia Consti- 
tution be read, and it was .read and spread upon the minutes of the con- 
vention. Whereupon it was resolved "That this convention will on tomor- 
row resolve itself into a committee of the whole ; to take the same into 
consideration." The following day, October 30, according to the order of 
the day, the objectionable paragraph was considered. After some time 
spent thereon the committee reporteii several resolutions by which the con- 
vention of the state of Maryland declared unanimously that Virginia had 
no title to any territory included in the charter granted to the baron of 
Baltimore, and that the waters of that part of the Chesapeake included in 
the charter ought to be considered as a common highway free for the people 
of the bordering states, and they farther resolved unanimously : 

That it is the opinion of this convention, that the very extensive claim of the 
. state of Virginia to the back lands hath no foundation in justice, and that if the 
same or any like claim be admitted, the freedom of the smaller states and the 
liberties of America may be ' thereby greatly endangered ; this convention being 
firmly persuaded, that if the dominion over these lands should be established by 
- the blood and treasure of the United States, such lands ought to be considered 
as the common stock, to be parcelled out at proper times into convenient, free 
aiid independent governments. 

It does not appear in the resoltitions what means were contemplated by the 
convention of Maryland to bring this opinion to bear upon the " arrogance " 
of her neighbor, but within ten days of the passage of the resolutions, No- 
vember 10th, to be exact, Maryland delegates were appointed in the con- 
vention to represent the state in Congress with expressed power " to concur 
■with the other United States, or a majority of them, in forming a confede- 
ration, providing that such confederation, when formed, be not binding 
upon this state without the assent of the general assembly." 

■No. one would be inclined to doubt that the Maryland delegation was 
sent to Congress charged with the responsibility of engrafting this principle 
of national disposition of the public territory upon the fundamental plan of 
confederacy then in process of formation at Philadelphia. There is no 
documentary commission to show this and the recorded proceedings of the 
state and congressional assemblies are so meagre and incomplete that infer- 
ences may not always be drawn from them with safety. But the steps 
taken by the Marylanders are so clear and distinct, both in the home as- 
sembly and in the general congress, that they indicate a settled plan to 
determine all matter of territorial ownership and boundaries before confed- 
erating with the'claunant colonies.' 

' The sentiments of Maryland thns vigorously expressed regarding the grasping dis- 
position of Virginia, were inflamed at this time by misunderstanding of the ofter of 
laud for bounty in the raising of eighty-eight battalions of troops called for by the 
continental tward of war in beptimber, 1776. Considering this matter in October the 
convention formally resolved to raise the eight battalions assigned to Maryland, but, 
declining to counteuance the promise of land where there was no land to give, sub- 
etituted an offer of ten dollars cash for each enlistment in lieu of the hundred acres 
pledged by Congress. This action evoked criticism in Congress, in the form of a reso- 
lution adopted October 30, the exact date of the Maryland resolves against the Virginia 
constitution, recommending a reconsideration of the cash bounty substitntiou, on the 
theory thus expressed : 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 171 

It was not in the stated programme of Confess to introduce the land claims 
into the confederation debates. In fact it was the bounden duty of the 
leaders of Congress to exclude this subject from the discussion, as well as 
from the plan of confederacy, owing to primary considerations. No refer- 
ence to the lands appears in the original Franklin sketch of a plan of gov- 
ernment read in Congress, July 21, 1775. But in the comminee's draft 
substituted a year later, a mode of treatment of indeterminate boundary 
lines and conflicting territorial land claims is provided. In this second 
draft there is a clause reading : " When the boundaries of any colony shall 
be ascertained by agreement all the other colonies shall guaranty to such 
colony the full and peaceable possession of, and the full and entire juiisilic- 
tion in, and over the territories included within such boundaries." And 
among the powers of Congress enumerated are the following : 

Limiting the bounds of these colonies which, by ctorter or proclamation, or 
under any pretence, are said to extend to the south sea and ascertaining those 
bounds of any other colony that appear to be indeterminate : Assigning territo- 
ries for new colonies, either in lands to be thus sei»arated from colonies and 
hereafter purchased, or obtained by the crown of Great Britain from the Indi- 
ans, or hereafter to be purchased or obtained from them : Disposing of all such 
lands for the general benefit of all the United Colonies : Ascertaining bounda- 
ries of such new colonies within which forms of goyemment are to be estab- 
lished on principles of liberty. 

These clauses were not presented as a part of the committee's snbetitnte. ' 
They were the ideas of Mr. Dickinson and 'were merely " submitted to con- 
gress," very likely on his own responsibility. They were probably not 

That the said convention, by their said resolution, seem to apprehend that their rtale wonM 
be obliged, In their individual capacity, to make good the bounty of land hereafter to be given 
to the soldiery; whereas it was the intention of congress to provide the said land at the expense 
of the Dnited States. 

But this assurance served only to confuse Maryland. The convention took up the 
former resolution for raising the quota of troops, and " on a very deliberate and at- 
tentive consideration of the subject," came to certain resolntions, of the date of Novetn- 
ber 9, informing Congress of the precise opinion of Maryland on the offer of land, 
which are in part as follows : 

If the bounty of land should be offered as proposed to indivldDalii of this quota, this stale 
would be bound in good faith to see that bounty effeetuallv granted, and therefore aj this state 
has no lands belonging solely and exclusively to itself, with which to make good the bounty, it 
is not only prudent, but necessary, before they do an act which will engage the faith of tlliJ 
state, to know what land is to be applied, and on what terms, to the designated purpose. 

That this convention are under the strongest Irapressions that the back landj claimed by th« 
British Crown, if secured by the blood and treasure of all. ought is rexran, jimice, and policy, 
to be considered as common stock, to l>e parcelled out by congress into free, convenient, and in- 
dependent governments, as the wisdom of that body shall hereafter direct; l>ut if these (the 
only lands as this convention apprehend that can) should be provided by congre?? at the ex- 
pense of the United Statea to make good the proffered bounties, every idea of tbeir being a com- 
mon stock must be therefore given up: some of the states may, by fixing their own price on tbe 
land, pay off what of their quota of the public debt they please, and have their extensive ter- 
ritory settled by the soldiery of the other states, whilst this state and a few other- must be » 
weakened and Impoverished, that they can hold their liberties only at the will of their powerful 

Under these impressions the Maryland convention isstied instractions to the en- 
listment commissioners to repair to the camps and endeavor to enlist such troops and 
militia of the state as were willing to enter into the continental service on the terms 
proposed by Congress 

. . . immediately on its being made known to them that the honourable congress wili a^iii^ 
any land belonging to the United Slates as a common stock to be divided amongst the totdiery 
In their service ... but If the honourable congress will not specify the lands aj afoTMSlfl . . . 
they shall endeavour to effect the said enlistment on the bounty of twenty dollars aBowed by 
congress; but they are not to engage the faith of this state to give or make good any bounty of 
lands, or give any assurance whatsoever that they will have such bounty. 

Congress not being able to make such specification, and evidently wishing to avoid 
a discussion of the theory of land claims quieted the trouble of Maryland for the time 
being by an order dated November 13, instructing the president to inform the con- 

at if the inhabitants of that state will Inlist to serve daring the 
! the faith of the Dnited States of America pledged for the land- 

172 First Oicnership of Ohio Lands [April 

considered by Congress and were promptly expunged from the draft. They 
do not appear again, nor anything like them anywhere in tentative or finished 
form. It was the settled policy of Congress to avoid the subject of the 
territories and this principle prevailed from first to last 

But the confederation discussions in Congress soon offered an opportu- 
nity for the Maryland delegation to interject the subject of western lands. 
The matter came up logically in the course of consideration of the draft 
of an article of the confederation relating to the powers^of Congress. 
This discussion followed a prolonged debate on fixing a suitable criterion 
of taxation to meet the costs of war, a feature of the constitution that 
caused considerable trouble in the succeeding years. In the Franklin 
draft, framed in 1775, public money for war expenses was to be raised by 
a simple poll tax. But subsequent drafts elaborated the rule, enlarging 
its scope, and extending its application to cover back outlays for war ex- 
penses. When the article relating to taxation was taken up in its final dis- 
cussion, October 9, 1777, further differences of opinion developed among 
the delegates ; the population tax was dropped, and a general property 
tax was proposed. This was burning ground ; expenditures of the indi- 
vidual colonies in the early stages of the war before Congress had intro- 
duced the general machinery of finance. This debate dragged along 
through four days' sessions and doubtless something was said that aroused 
the old grudge and stirred up the spirit of contention. The taxation de- 
bate terminated on the 14lh of October in agreement on a form of Article 
VIII as it stands in the finished plan of confederacy, basing taxation on 
" the value of all land, within each state granted to or surveyed for any . 
person, as such land the buildings and improvements thereon shall be esti- 

In the next day's session, October 15, came the land question in the 
form of resolutions proposing national control of the western territory. 
The question may have come from the Maryland delegation, but this is not 
certain- Three resolutions were read in succession presenting the proposi- 
tion in different forms. The authorship of the resolutions is not stated in 
the record, but it b probable that one, if not aU, was the means adopted 
by the Marylanders for fulfilling their instructions from the convention 
issued the year before. The first resolution proposed : 

That in order to render the present confederacy firm and perpetual, it is essen- 
tial that the limits of each resi)ective territorial jurisdiction should be ascertained 
by the articles of confederation, and therefore, it is recommended to the legislar 
tures of every state to lay before Congress a description of the territorial lands 
of each of their respective states, and a summary of the grants, treaties and 
proofs upon which they are claimed or established. 

It might be supposed that this reasonable proposition would have gained 
the support of the snialler colonies whose interests it especially favored, 
but on this occasion, as throughout the controversy, the smaller states were 
not united. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New Jersey opposed the 
resolution, while New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland supported it. 

• The rule of taxation provided for in Article viii of the confederation proved to be 
convenient and nncertain, especially in its retrospect' 
coold not come to terms in regard to what early expend! 

inconvenient and uncertain, especially in its retrospective application. The states 
coold not come to terms in regard to what early expenditures oaght to be allov 
Congress and paid out of the public treasury. In consequence Article Tin wa 

Congress for amendment and a substitute was submitted to the states for 
ratification in April, 1783, by which the abandoned population tax was restored, but in 
a modi6ed form. This was the first attempt to change the fundamental law of the 
Union, and in it may be found some interesting and suggestive traces of the color line 
ajid sectionalism. 

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Delaware and Georgia were not represented, and the vote stood eight to 
three. No division is given in |,he record of vote on the second amend- 
ment, and the third received the solitary support of Maryland, the vote of 
New Jersey being divided. Following are the second and third amend- 
ments : 

The United States in Congress assembled shall have the sole and exclusive 
right and power to ascertain and fix the western boundary of such states as 
claim to the South Sea, and to dispose of all land beyond the boundary so ascer- 
tained, for the benefit of the United States. 

The United States in Congress assembled shall have the sole and exclusive 
right and power to ascertain and fix the western boundary of such states as 
claim to the Mississippi or South Sea, and lay out the land beyond the boundary 
so ascertained into separate and independent states, from time to time, as the 
nimibers and circumstances of the people thereof may require.* 

There is nothing in the record to show how these three resolutions were 
received by Congress, although it appears that they were handled mthout 
much " consideration " or discussion. Probably the three amendments 
were summarily rejected in succession with little or no debate. There was 
some complaint of this mode of Congressional procedure in the subsequent 
controversy, and it is recorded afterwards, relative to similar propositions, 
that " they involved questions, the discussion of which was declined on 
mature consideration when the articles of confederation were debated."* 
Virginia pointed out the inconsistency of this doctrine with the principles 
upon which the boundaries of the United States were described in an ulti- 
matum in the terms of peace soon afterwards placed in negotiation with 
England : 

The United States conld hold no territory bnt in right of some one individual 
state in the Union. Any argument fairly urged to prove that any particular 
tract of country, within the limits claimed by Congress on behalf of the United 
States, is not a part of the chartered territory of some one of them, must mili- 
tate with equal force against the right of the United States in general ; and tend 
to prove such tract of country (if northwest of the Ohio river) part of the 
British province of Canada.' 

It would be idle to conjecture as to the effect of those resolutions had 
they gone into the plan of confederation. It might be that the confines of 
the United States would have been at the mountains, as Virginia suggested 
■would be the case, and the region between the Great Lakes and the Ohio 
might have remained untU now a part of the Dominion of Canada. The 
only appreciable effect of their introduction at this time was in the action 

* Herbert B. Adams, in his Maryland's Influence in Fonnding a National Common- 
wealth, a pamphlet published liy the Maryland Historical Society, 1877, credits the 
third amendment of October 16, 1777, to Maryland. He states, in italics, by way of 
proof: " Only Maryland voted in the ajfirmative" but offers no other support of the as- 
sertion. Mr. Adams adds: " But in this motion was suggested that idea of political 
expansion under sovereign control of Congress, which ultimately prevailed and con- 
stituted upon grounds of necessity, a truly Xational Republic : Not only the sugges- 
tion of a firm lasting union upon the basis of a territorial commonwealth, but the chief 

influence in founding such a union, must be ascribed to Maryland The original 

proposition that Congress should e.tercise sovereign power over the western country 
was a pioneer thought, or, as the Germans say a bahnrechende Idee " (p. 28). This in- 
teresting suggestion might have been made with equal warrant respecting the earlier 
Marvland expression, the opinion of the Annapolis convention pronounced October 
30, 1776; if not indeed of the Virginia Constitution of May, 1776, which carried the 
idea of ultra-montane territorial dependencies afterwards elaborated in the Ordinance 
of 1787. 

* Sept. 6, 1780. Journals of Congress. 

* From the Virginia Remonstrance. This document and others relating to this mat- 
ter are printed in full in Hening's Virginia Statutes at Large, vol. 10, p. 547. 

174 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [April 

which followed. The larger states took alarm from this attack upon their 
cherished rights, and they voted to insert in the draft a clause which does 
not appear in any earlier form, an addition to Article ix, reading : " No 
state shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States." 
The claimant states placed this in the law of the confederacy on October 
27, by which they alarmed others of the smaller colonies and laid the basis 
for subsequent loss of the territory they sought to safeguard. 

The plan of confederation as finally agreed upon in Congress, Saturday, 
November 15, 1777, contained no reference to vacant land, or western 
boundaries except the saving clause introduced at the last to satisfy the 
larger states. No time was lost in placing the plan before the thirteen 
states for conclusion. The articles of confederation were revised and ar- 
ranged, and three hundred copies were printed. A circular letter addressed 
to the states to accompany the articles of confederation was prepared by a 
committee appointed to the task. Thirteen copies of the letter were made 
out and signed by the president of Congress, and on Monday, November 
17, these two documents weite transmitted to the executive authorities of 
the several states. The letter of address is a dignified plea to hasten the 
conclusion of confederation. The articles were earnestly recommended to 
the immediate and dispassionate attention of the legislatures, with expres- 
sions of apology for expecting that any plan should exactly correspond 
with the maxims and political views of every particular state, regret at the 
time which had elapsed in preparing the plan for consideration, and so- 
licitude as to the time which must be necessarily spent before it can be 
ratified. The legislatures were recommended " to invest their delegates 
with powers to subscribe articles of confederation, and to attend congress 
for that purpose on or before the 10th day of March next" 

The states received the plan and address early in December, in ample 
time for the necessary action in the assemblies before the day set for ratifi- 
cation in Congress. But it does not seem that they were especially affected 
by the urgent plea for haste. Virginia alone made prompt reply. The 
general assembly of that state complied immediately with all recommenda- 
tions of the address. Without stopping for debate, and without division, 
each house of the assembly approved the articles and ratified them with 
resolutions calling for speedy conclusion of confederation. The enabling 
act of Virginia bears date of December 16, 1777," scarce a month from 
the date of the address. Surely the Old Dominion was well satisfied with 
the plan. Other states were not so well pleased. They were all as anxious 
for confederacy and union as a means of ending the war, but they were not 
in a hurry to ratify. Most of the states found fault with the plan. They 
framed objections calling for amendments, and forwarded them to their 
delegates for presentation to Congress. Several states waited long for 
changes to be made. The responses of the legislatures show the extent 
and nature of the dissatisfaction with the terms proposed for confederaton. 

The date set for ratification, March 10, 1778, was permitted to pass by 
without the ceremony called for in the prognimme. Not enough delegates 
had received the expeirted powers and instructions, called for in the letter of 
address, to justify an attempt to proceed with confederation, and so matters 

'The published Journals of Conoress print this enabling act of the Virginia assem- 
bly under date of Dec. 15, 1778. This error has come from the MS. vol. 9 (Historr of 
Confederation), p. 123, Papers of the Continentil Confess, Library of Congress. 
There is an error also in the text of the act— the dite of the adoption of the article; of 
confederation by Congress being " The 17th day of November last," instead of the 7th 
as it is there given. 

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drilled along while the states deliberated. Information travelled slowly 
then and people were not so ready to spread news. Georgia, for example, 
took action on the plan of confederation in February, and the result of the 
action was not reported until the 23d of July. But it must have been 
known among the delegates that objections had been raised in many of the 
legislatures against the plan proposed, and no doubt much anxiety was felt 
as to the fate of confederacy. 

Congress, then in session at Torktown, was not disposed to begin the 
canvas of accumulating objections untU forced into considering them by the 
Sudden demands of the Maryland delegation. Fresh instructions just re- 
ceived from home called for immediate notice. The general assembly of 
Maryland on Saturday the 20th of June, 1778, resolved: , 

That the delegates from this state to Congress consider themselves bound by 
the instructions given in October session last, and that they endeavor to procure 
from Congress an explicit answer to the propositions therein contained : bnt 
tiiat they do not at any time consider themselves at liberty to ratify or confirm 
any confederation of perpetual friendship and tmion, until they have communi- 
cated such answer to the general assembly of this state and shall receive their 
express authority to do so. 

The next Monday, June 22, after the issue of these explicit instruetions, 
Congress having proceeded to consider the objections to the articles of con- 
federation, the delegates from Maryland read to Congress these instractiona 
and moved " that the objections from the state of Maryland be immediately 
taken up and considered by congress, that the delegates from Maryland 
may transmit to that state, with all possible despatch, the determination of 
congress on those objections." The motion being put and resolved in tie 
affirmative, three objections of Maryland were read and voted upon out of 
the regular order of roll call, which should have begun with New Hamp- 

The canvas of returns from the legislatures of the thirteen states as re- 
corded in the Journals of Congress under dates of June 22 to 26, 1778, 
shows only three states approving of the articles " as they now stand," New 
Hampshire, New York and Virginia. A fourth had likewise approved, bnt 
tie official report from North Carolina did not arrive until after the canvas 
was concluded. Objections had been received by delegates of eight states 
and Delaware was still to be heard from. South Carolina sent twenty- 
three alterations, and Rhode Island, " having had the articles repeatedly 
read, and having maturely weighed and most seriously deliberated upon 
them as their importance deserves," sent along three amendments, with 
powers to her delegates " to accede to and sign the articles provided they 
be acceded to by eight of the other states." The objections were numer- 
ous and scattering. They were mostly in the form of verbal changes of 
little, if any, interest to-day.* The more important criticism came from 
four states in the form of a presentment against the land policy of the 
claimant states. 

The method of consideration applied by Congress to these objections de- 
serves a passing notice. According to the records in the Journals of Con- 
gress parts of three days in the midst of other business served to dispose of 
them all. Very little time was given to the separate objections. The roll 

* Massachusetts and Connecticut expressed their dissatisfaction with the article relat- 
ing to tajtation. The former proposed " That the rule of apportionment of taxation be 
varied from time to time, until experience shall have showed what rule of apportion- 
meut »-ai be most equal and consequently just." Connecticut asked to change the 
. from the lands to " the number of inhabitants in each state." 

176 First Oicnershijo of Ohio Lands [April 

was called geographically, except that Maryland came first, and the objec- 
tions from the state calleil were read by the delegates. Sometimes there 
was debate, but debate was slow. One elaborate series of objections per- 
taining to widely different features of the confederation were grouped into 
one motion and cast out bv a single division. Another set of belated ob- 
jections were, apparently, disregarded entirely. In this fashion the busi- 
ness was rushed through, and on the third day Congress was able to report 
that the articles. " after mature deliberation, had been adopted, without 

Two of the objections filed by the Maryland del^ates do not concern 
this inquiry as they pertain to other matters, but the third brought up the 
contention on the land question in still another form. By this an explana- 
tion was called for of the obno.xious safety clause in Article ix. The Mary- 
land assembly expressed dissatisfaction with this clause and demanded the 
addition of the fcdlowing : 

The United States in Congress assembled shall have the power to appoint 
commissioners, who shall be fully authorized and empowered to ascertain and 
restrict the boundaries of such of the confederated states which claim to ex- 
tend to the river Mississippi, or South Sea. 

This amendment received attention during two sessions of Congress, and 
although it failed of passage the solitary vote of Maryland, recorded in the 
former division, was recruited by the support of Rhode Island, New Jer- 
sey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Had New Hampshire stood by her 
weaker sisters on this occasion the amendment wonld have carried, as North 
Carolina was not then represented in Congress and New York's vote was 

Rhode Island and New Jersey both sent objection to the clause " no 
state shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States," 
based on the theory that this inhibition might be construed as intending the 
crown lands, which indeed was the very purpose of the insertion.' The 
legislature of Rhode Island asked for an explanatory addition to the clause 
to prevent such constructioo, in these words : 

Provided, neverthdess, that all lands within those states, the property of 
which before the present war was vested in the crown of Great Britain, or out of 
which revenues from quit-rents arise, payable to the said crown, shall be deemed, 
taken, and considered, as the iHX)perty of the United States ; and be disposed of 
and appropriated by Congress, for the benefit of the whole confederacy, reserv- 
ing, however, to the states within whose limits such crown lands may be, the 
entire and complete jurisdiction thereof. 

The New Jersey objections appear in a Representation of the Legislative 
Council and General Assembly of that state, an impressive document 
consisting of a series of remarks arranged in nine numbered paragraphs, 
each item a criticism of some point in the confederation, with an alteration 
suggested, and argtnnent supporting the proposed changes. The New Jer- 
sey criticisms cover a wide range of ideas, but two of the paragraphs deal 
with land matters. The first suggests that the boundaries and limits of 
each state ought to be fuUy and finally fixed and made known as a means 
of preventing jealomsies and controversies and promoting harmony and 
confidence among the states. If this could not be done before the pro- 
posal of confederation, the principles ought to be established beforehand 
upon which the determination might be conducted at an early period, not 

•The record of the dirision in Congress on the motion to adopt the ninth article 
containing this objectioiiable clau:«r, taken Oct. 27, 1777, shows the delegate of Rhode 
Island, Mr. Marchaut, ciniting the -rote of hii state in the a:3i 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lnnds 111 

exceeding five years from the final ratification of the confederation. The 
New Jersey reference to the meaning of " territory " in the prohibitive 
clause inquires 

■Whether we are to understand that by territory is intended any land, the prop- 
erty of which was heretofore vested in the crown of Great Britiln, or that no 
mention of such land is made in the confederation, we are constrained to ob- 
sene, that the present war, as we always apprehended, was nndertal;en for the 
general defence and interest of the confederating colonies, now the United 
States. It was ever the confident expectation of this state, that the benefit? de- 
rived from a successful contest were to be general and proportionate: and that 
the property of the common enemy, falling in consequence of a pnwperous issue 
of the war, would belong to the United States, and be appropriatol to their use. 
We are therefore greatly disappointed in finding no provision msde in the con- 
federation for empowering the Congress to dispose of such property, but espe- 
cially the vacant and impatented lands, commonly called the crown lands, for 
defraying the expenses of the war, and for such other pnblick and general pur- 
poses. The jurisdiction ought in every instance to belong to the respective 
states within the charter or determined limits of which such lands may be 
seated ; but reason and justice must decide, that the property which existed in 
the crown of Great Britain, previous to the present revolution, ought now to 
belong to the Congress, in trust for the use and benefit of the United States. 
They have fought and bled for it in proportion to their respective abilities ; and 
therefore the reward ought not to be predilectionally distributed. Shall snch 
states as are shut out by situation from avaiUng themselves of the least advan- 
tage from this quarter, be left to sink under an enormous debt, whBe others are 
enabled, in a short period, to replace all their exjwnditures from the hard earn- 
ings of the whole confederacy? 

The dignified form of the New Jersey objections, to say nothing of their 
serious import, deserved from Congress the most careful consideration of 
the several points raised against the articles of confederation ; but the docn- 
ment, apparently, received even less attention than was accorded to others 
of much scantier significance. The representation was adopted at Tren- 
ton on the 16th of June. It was laid before Congress in the canvas of 
objections on Tuesday, June 23, and taken into consideration on Thursday. 
Upon the reading of the paper it was moved " that the several articles in 
the confederation referred to in the foregoing representation be so far re- 
considered as to admit the purport and meaning of the additions, alter- 
ations and amendments proposed." There was no discussion of the motion 
nor of the merits of the separate items. They were not debated seriatim 
as in the case of other states. The entire set of nine objections was cast 
out by a single blanket motion to reconsider, on which the record stands : 
" Question put, Passed in the negative. Three ayes, six noes, one divided-" 
Tiiis rapid manner of disposing of objections brought the congreesional 
canvas of returns from the thirteen states to a close by night of the third 
session,'" but the confederation was not concluded with the expedition 
planned. Not one objection had been sustained. The plan as finished in 
November was enacted without change in June. All that remained was 
ratification by subscriptions in Congress to the Act of Confederasion at the 
hands of the authorized delegates of the respective states. Preparations 
were made speedily for accomplishing this in a ceremonious manner. The 
4th of July was approaching, and Congress had ordered adjournment to 
Philadelphia, where on the sabbath day they were to appear in a body in 
church, and participate in the celebration planned for the second anniver- 
sary of the birth of indej)endence. Confederation might well be oancluded 
on the natal day. But there were slips in the programme. The aot of con- 
federation and form of ratification agreed upon were elegantly engrossed 
'"There was no confederation business in Congress, WednesdaT, June 24. 

178 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [April 

on a roll of parchment, with spaces ruled in double column for signatures 
of states in geographical order. The parchment " was laid before- congress 
Saturday, June 27, but the same upon examination being found incorrect, 
it was ordered that another copy be made, and laid before congress on or 
before the 4th of July next." In the confusion of adjournment, or for 
other reason, the day passed without the subscriptions, and the signatures 
were not called for until the 9th day of July, in the third year of inde- 

But these were merely temporary interruptions, the eerions difBculty de- 
veloped at the ceremony of subscription. Eight states ratified the act of 
confederation, spaces for five state signatures remained vacant on the roll. 
Delegates of four states waived objections, disregarding specific instruc- 
tions from their constituency, and signed the engrossment. North Carolina 
and Georgia, whose legislatures had voted to ratify, did not sign the roll as 
" they were not at this time represented in congress." When called upon 
to endorse the parchment as others had done " the delegates from the state 
of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland informed congress that they had 
not yet received powers to ratify and sign." " So the ceremony failed, and 
confederation was doomed to wait while Congress took measures for per- 
snading the refractory legislatures. A committee was ordered to prepare 
a circular letter to the backward states,- " informing them how many and 
what states have already ratified, and desiring that they will authorize their 
delegates to ratify the confederation with aU convenient despatch-" 

The second appeal of congress, issued under date of July 10, 1778, re- 
peats the plea of immediate necessity of confederation, so earnestly employed 
in the November address. "Influenced by considerations so poweriful, 
and duly weighing the difficulties . . . Congress have, after mature delib- 
eration, agreed to adopt without amendments the confederation transmitted 
to the several states for their approbation. The states of New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecti- 
cut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina" and South Caro- 
lina, have ratified the same, and it remains only with your state to con- 
clude the glorious compact . . . trusting to future deliberations to make 
such alterations and amendments, as experience may show to be expedient 
and just." 

Two of the remaining states complied with this request, but not with- 
out considerable reluctance. New Jersey acted November 20, and Dela- 
ware on the 1st of February following. Coupled with the official instruc- 
tions issued to the delegates of these states were resolutions of the respective 
legislatures, in almost the same words, disapproving of the articles of con- 
federation " as imequal and disadvantageous to this state ; " declaring " the 
objections lately stated and sent to the general congress are still viewed as 
just and reasonable, and sundry of them as of the most essential moment to 
the welfare and happiness of the good people of the state ; " and protesting 
that they ratified " under the full conviction of the present necessity of 
acceding to the confederacy proposed, and of postpoiung every separate 
and detached state interest to the general good of the union, and, more- 
over, in firm reliance that the candour and justice of the several states, will 

" The original parchment roll of the engrossed Act of Confederation with signa- 
tures, in excellent preservation, is in the Library of the U. S. Department of Slate, 
Washington, D. C. 

" North Carolina is included in this list in the circular letter on the basis of unoffi- 
cial knowledge, for the record list of signatory states omits North Carolina. 

1910] First Oicjiership of Ohio Lands 179 

in due time, remove as far as possible, die inequjdities which now subsist." 
The objections mentioned in the Delaware protrtt were adopted by the 
legi-lature a few days previous to the passage of the powers of ratification. 
It was then rather late for objection, but Delaware had been slow in deal- 
ing with the plan, which was not taken up by the council at Dover until 
the 3d of December, 1778. At that time the second call for speedy ratifi- 
cation was also in hand. Still there was d-lay to accommodate the Senate 
which " was desirous of knoning the sentiments of the people on a subject 
so materially affecting their interests." Objections were formulated and 
adojited, and a few days later the resoluiions of ratification were pa.ssed. 
Thus there were two sets of resolutions on confederation forwarded as cre- 
dentials to the delegates of Delaware ; first, the objections of January 28, 
which were directed against the hind pohcy on the same basis as the Mary- 
land objections, and se<;ond, the powers for ratification issued to the dele- 
gates with the protest of February 1. l"he presentation of the Delaware 
credentials caused a stir in Congress. The powers for ratification were 
lodged with the secretary February 16. 1779, and the roll was signed for 
Delaware on February 22d. The following day the delegate of Delaware 
laid before congress the objections to the articles of confederation declaring 
in favor of absolute national control of the western limits of the claimant 
states ; and national disposition of the extensive tract of coimtry which lies 
to tlie westward of the frontiers of the United States. On which it was 

Resolved, That the paper laid before congress by the delegate of Delaware 
and read, be filed ; provided, that it shaU never be considered as admitting any 
claim by the same set up or intended to be set np." 

Meanwhile the signatory states waited with more or less impatience for 
the disaffected ones to close the circle of confederacy and put an end to the 
growing embarrassment of congress. The open disc-ord among the states 
and the uncertainty of their confederating were regarded as the principiU 
causes of the prolonging of the war. Alost of the blame for die delay 
rested on JIaryland, but Virginia, whose pretendons had excited the first 
criticism, did not escape censure. Agitation of the land question gave the 
Virginians much concern, as die delay in confederating interfered \vith 
certain plans of the commonwealth respecting the back lands. Already 
the Old Dominion had moved to occupy their ultra-montane claims. At 
this critical moment large grants of lands were being made by the Virginia 
Assembly to speculators, and wide areas in the disputed territory designated 
for distribution exclusively to the Virginia soldiery. ^Vhilst the eleventh 
state was still pondering on this point o: union, and mthout the slightest 
consideration for the rights of other claimants, Virginia assumed sole pos- 
session of everything westward of the Ohio River, and passed an act extend- 
ing the dominion of the commonwealth, in setting up a sui>administration 
across the Ohio, to the uncertain limits of the Illinois. Further delay in 
the Union of states might imperil these ambitious enterprises. The time 
had come to force the obstructing members to the terms of confederation. 
Thus conceiving, the Virginia assembly issued instrucuoas to their delegates 
in Congress to jiropose a pardal confederacy " of so many states as shall be 
willing." Such a scheme seemed certain to bring in the procrastinators, or 
it might, perchance, result in the dissolution of the last refractory state, 
and the possible distribution of the Calvert domain among the abutUng 

"The division on this motion shows Xew Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland voting 
together in the negative. Mr. Goiivernenr Morris, i delegate of New Turk, voted no 
also, bat was out-voted by his three colieagaes. Later, at cr.;ical times, in the land 
controversy Mr. Morris acta 1 with the ) 

180 Diary of Jeremiah Weave, Jr. [April 

colonies. This act passed the assembly, December 18, 1778, but it was 
not made public in Congress for several months. It was followed, April 7. 
after Delaware's ratification, by powers issued to the Connecticut delegates 
to accede to a confederation of twelve states, omitting Maryland. This ac- 
tion also was kept from the records, although known imoflSciaUy. Evidently 
it was the plan to bring these acts into operation at a favorable moment. 
But Maryland was prepared. Early in December she took action that 
turned public approval in her favor, shifted the burden of blame to Virginia, 
and made the first advance towards surrender of the territorial lands claim 
beyond the Ohio. 

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[p. 14] 

September the 13th 1792 Divided timothy weares cloths who Deceased 
Sept the 5th 1791 

Sam Weare had hat 

1 razor 3/ one gon 24/ 

1 brodcloth coat 48/ one Book 5/ 

1 woolen outside garment 

one woolen trouses 10/ one castor hat 

one pair of white cotton stockings 

4 pair of woolen Do a 3/ 

1 linen shirt 8/ 2 stript cotton 8/ 
one pair plated shew buckels 
mittens gloves &c 
Silver brooch 

£7- 17- 8 
August 1st A D 1813 theodosia Weare was married to Theodore WUl- 
son son to Jonathan Willson A. D. 1813 Dec. 29th said theodosia Willson 
moved to his home with furniture to keep house 
[p. 15] 

September the 13th 1792 Theodore Weare had of cloths that belonged 
to his late Brother Deceased on the 5 Day of Sept 17? ' ' "^^ 
one Statute 36/ one pair of Velvet briches 15/ 

one pair of trousers tiche 8/ 
one fustin Jacket 9/ one jacket 3/ 

2 pairs of briches 36/ one jacket 9/ 
one shirt 8/ 2 shirts 4/ 
one pair of stockings 6/ 4 pair Do 12/ 
one blue jacket 4/ 
one castor hat 

the first housing ground cattle the 29th of December 1794 
snow to is a little to fall on Friday on the 30th the 17th of Nov fell a lit- 
tle snow it turned to rain went away May 20th 1814 widow Sarah Lit- 

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er 1794 the first 

1910] Diary of Jeremiah Weave, Jr. 181 

tlefield formerl}' the wife of ElL~ha Littlefield Deceased was converted in 
Rferation Nine years august last had Lived a wonderful frame of the 
Spirit fell asleep praising the Lord 

[p. 16] 

July the 20th 1804 Samuel Applebee came to our house Samuel Ap- 
plebee was Born may 23d 1774 About the Later part of March 1819 and 
from this time to June there is a Reformation and a goodly number of 
Souls Converted Saly & pheby Littlefield hannah Snowman & many oth- 
ers Sarah Weare Joanna Snowman & Charles Do Louis Do Joanna Ben- 
net. Eliza & Persis Ramsdells. Philemela Hasty, mary a. Lezer Feb 
15th 1823 Elder Applebee left our hons & went to brother Amos Little- 

[p. 17] 

on this 19th day of July 1814 hannah "Weare the wife of Theodore 
Weare Departed this life January 16th 1816 the second Steven Weare 
Departed this life a great rain Storm happened the 28th of may & for 
about 4 Days in the year 1798 after being very Dry for the season fills 
the Earth with Water Drowns Com and abondance of potatoes so that the 
high land is like a mire which is not known by any person 40 years of age 
then comes a very Dry year on the sea corse the crop of com is very small 
& but a few beans the gardens are aU most all Dried up potatoes ware cut 
of by the Drouth & grashopers ware so bare that the Cattle ware almost 
starved people killing their Cattle for want of hay there comes a great snow 
Storm on the 17 th of November & so continues till the 21th the snow is 
near 3 feet Deep on a level 

[p. 18] 

December 10th 1810 Steven Weare the son of theodore Weare Departed 
this Life about nine o clock in the morning aged thirteen years Nov 29 last 
Samuel Applebee tended funeral may 29th 1811 Theodore Avarell son 
to Samuel Avarell Departed this life with the consumtion was 23 years the 
6 Day March Last mr misinger tended funeral June 1811 mary Free- 
man aged about 61 was converted when young Departed this Life She 
was one that loved the truth Elder Samuel Applebee Tended the funeral 
March 31st 1814 on this Day mary Hutchings the wife of samuel Hatch- 
ings feU a sleep in Christ Rejoicing that the reproaching hour Drew near 

[p. 19] 

December 27th 1815 Noah Willson Departed this Life March 30th 
1816 the widow carlile [?] Departed this life April 2nd the aged widow 
Parsons Departed this life 1816 December 23d 1816 Joseph Goodell De- 
parted this Life Mrs Gunison the wife of Jonah Gunnison Departed this 
Life June 3d 1817 aged about 73 Dec 12th 1820 Mrs Darekes [?] good- 
ell Departed this life supposed to Be about 80 years the widow of Joseph 

[p. 20] 

February 18th 1817 Bethulah Molton that was the widow Tous and the 
Daughter of John Bradbury Esq Departed this life aged Ninty save one 
month March 1st 1817 Peletiah Perkins Jun"" Departed this lii'e aged 30 
Nov last May 8th 1817 Mary Weare the wife of Kbenezer Weare for- 
merly the wife of tuter Weare Departe»l this life June 29th 1817 Jona- 
than Willson Departed this life aged 64 years Sept 10th IS 18 Meriam 
Philips Departed this life about 84 years the mother of Henry Pliilips 

[p. 21] 

1 ebniary 22th 1802 comes a great [storm] viz About one foot of snow very 

182 Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr. [April 

Cold and a high wind many vessels Cast away a number of Ships that belong 
to Salem & other towns ware Drove on cape cod & the South Shore many 
men perished William Avarell Departed this life 1810 on a wes India 
voige w;is a Respectable promesing young man he was a son to Job Avarell 
October 10th 1613 Daniel Weare Departed this Life Being in the G9th 
year of his age gravil Disorder A.D. 1814 march 4th Daniel Bradbnry 
Departed this Life being about 55 years old mr mesinger tended the fu- 
neral A.D. 1814 march 15th margaret Avarell wife of Job Avarell De- 
pai'ted tliis life aged mr mesinger tended the funeral 

[p. 22] 

1801 the fall of the year very Dry a good harvest com very Ripe & 
good in >iOV sold for 86 cent the fruits of the earth are very plenty & 
cheap Except sider that is scarce & high money plenty Thomas Jefferson 
president of the United States to the joy of the Republican Society News 
of peace Is heard among us that wars Do Cease among the European pow- 
ers. December very warm no snow of more than 4 inches Jan 1802 very 
warm no snow of more than 4 inches on the earth at a time February 1th 
comes about 3 inches the 2th at night comes about 2 inches some cold the 
ground froze makes a little hailing being the first Sleeding or slaying for 
the winter with about one inch of snow holds tell the loth of february 
being warm this Day like aprU : 15 th the stage goes with wheals & all 
sleeding & slaying is gon for the present looks like Spring the 22th of feb- 
ruary turn back (see page 22) 

[P- 23] 

December 1800 about 15th the Snow goes away with great Rains one 
violent S. E. Storme the weather holds Uemarke bally warm like the mid- 
dle of april So people are traviling in shoes hailing Bocks for wall break- 
ing up new ground the 27th of this 1801 the winter very broken through 
by reason of a very Dry Season 1800 hay is twenty Dollars per ton 
1801 is the most Remarkeable year for Rain that is remembered by people 
of more than 70 years of age a great season for com grane & grass and 
most all sorts of sass for human Support & com is very Dear by the for- 
mer Drouth from one D & 67 sent to one Dollar 39 cent the lowest — beef 
from five Dollars to 5-50 cents mutton 6 cents per lb bords 9 Dollars bar- 
000 (per 1000) wood about 3 D at the landing 

[p. 24] 

the year of 1800 the Season very whet in the Spring & cold a very 
Remarkebal Dry Summer the Inglish grane allmost cut of but a little more 
than Double the Sead take one with another _vt Does not appear there 
will be any potatoes or any other sass for man of any consequance in august 
but through king [kind] providinces warm Weather and Rains come brings 
what little com there is to profection the frost keej:>i of till about 20th of 
October So the potatoes are in abondance & other sass more than man could 
Exspected hay is about 20 Dollars ton winter sets in 20th of November 

[p. 25] 

in the year of 1793 is a very Dry year Such as hath not been known 
Since the" Dry years in 1761 & 1762 "then comes the winter foUowmg the 
Dry year the most moderate of any winter that hath been known by those 
that are not more than 45 years old there is carting & shaying most of. 
the winter then comes the year 1794 which is DrT,er than the year 1793 

[To be continued] 

1910] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 183 


By Geo. A. Goedos, ASH^ Recording Secretarj 

Boston, Massachusetts, 1 December, 1909. A stated meeting of the New 
England Historic (Jenealogical Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon 
Street, at 2.30 p. m., President Baxter presiding. 

In the absence of Captain Gordon, John Albree was chosen Recording Secre- 
tary pro tempore. 

The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved as records. 

Kev. George Hodges, D.D., D.C.L., Dean of the Episcopal Theological School, 
Cambridge, read a paper on The Hanging of Mary Dfer, in which he told the 
story of her life from the time when she openly expressed sympathy with Anne 
Hutchinson, then suffering under the displeasure of the authorities, to her death 
on Boston Common at the Old Elm, a death she son^t as a protest against the 
law and against the spirit that prompted it. 

Rev. Anson Titus spoke on the evidence as to the Quakers in the files of Suf- 
folk County, though many of the papers through neglect have become illegible. 
Upon his motiop a vote was psissed tendering the thanks of the Society to Dean 
Hodges for reading his paper, including a request for a ccqiy of It for the archives 
of the Society. 

Rev. Thomas WilliMn Sillowly stated tbat the tree now growing on the site 
of the Old Ehn is not a scion of that tree, as the edoa, which was growing 
before the Old Elm was blown down in IS76, was moved to another place, and 
the present tree planted. 

An intermission was then taken and refreshments woe served. On the re- 
sumption of business, Mr. Cunningham presided at the request of President 

The reports of the Librarian, the Histoman and the Connca were severally 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which seven resident members were elected. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read and accepted. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, — That the Chair appoint a committee of ttree in meoioriam George 
Sumner Mann, and Charles French Bead, Charles Sidney Ensign, and Charles 
Knowles Bolton were appointed. 

The Chair under the By-laws ^pointed two aaditors : Hosea Starr Ballon Md 
Henry Edwards Scott, and the action was omflrmed by vote. 

On motion of William Carver Bates it was 

Foted,— That a committee be appointed to OHisider the location of the scion 
of the Old Elm and to report thereon- The Chair appointed WilUam Carver 
Bates, Thomas William Silloway, Mid Charies French Bead as the committee. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

5 January, 1910. A stated meeting of the New F.ngland Historic Genealog- 
ical Society was held at Pilgrim HaU, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 pj*.. President 
Baxter presiding. 

In the absence of Captain Gordon, John Albree was chosen Recording Secre- 
tary pro tempore. 
. The minutes of the December meeting were read and approved as records. 

Worthington Chauncey Ford, A.M., of B<wton, read a paper entitled Massa- 
chusetts Bay and its foreign relations, 1630-1650, in which he showed that the 
first settlers were not isolated but In a centre of great activity. He analyzed 
the relations existing with other peoples aod other nations and explained how 
essential is the understanding of the trade relations in studying the history of 
these early decades. 

President Baxter told of finding among the English Records a petition, dated 
about 1640, asking that the exportation of wool cards to the colonies be prohib- 
ited. On this the law officer had made the endorsement that " Englishmen 
carry their rights with them," and that the petition was therefore denied. 

VOL. LXIV. 13 

184 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [April 

On motion of William Carver Bates it was 

Voted,— Tha-t the thanks of the Society be estended to Mr. Ford for the en- 
joyment derired from his reading of this paper, and that if the paper he in print, 
a copy be reqaested for the use of the Society. 

After an intermission for refreshments, on the resumption of business, Mr. 
Cunningham presided at the request of President Baxter. 

Reports of the Corresponding Secretarj', Librarian, Historian, and Council 
were severally read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which eight resident members were elected. 

The committee in memoriam George Sumner Mann through its Chairman, 
Charles F. Head, offered the following report which was accepted, ordered 
spread upon the minutes, and a copy to be sent to the family of Mr. Mann : 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society desires to enter on its records an 
appreciation of the life and services of George Sumner Mann, a member, who died at 
bis home in Brookline, Mass., October 27, 1909, at the a^e of seventy-five years. 

Mr. Mann was a Boston merchant for many years, ana retired from business in 1878 
to devote his time to the care of trust property and real estate. 

Becoming interested in the study of genealogy, he compiled and published in 1884 
the Mann Memorial, which is a record of the descendants of Richard Mann. 

It was, therefore, natural that he should become interested in the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society. He was elected a life member in 1881 and served on 
several important committees, and was a member of the Conncil of'the Society from 
1897 to 1899. 

He was an interested and valued member, and bj his excellent advice and connsel 
added much to the material welfare of the Society. 

The report of the Committee on the Old Elm w4s read by William Carver 
Bates, the chairman, and on motion of Walter Kendall Watkins, It was 

Voted, — That the report be accepted, that a copy be sent to the City Cooncil 
of Boston with a request that stone monoments be placed at the trees, as recom- 
mended, and that the report be sent to the Committee on Publications for publi- 
cation in the Registkr. 

Rev. Thomas William Silloway read a letter from Hon. Thomas N. Hart, for- 
merly Mayor of Boston, confirming the statonents in the report. 

A supplemental report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

By John Albkee, Recording Secretary 

26 January. The annnal meeting of the Society was held this day, agreeable 
to article 1, chapter m, of the By-laws; for a report of which see the Supple- 
ment to the present number of the Register. 

2 February. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim HaU, 14 
Beacon Street, at 2.30 p. m.. President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the meeting of January 5th and of the annnal meeting were 
read and approved. 

Rev. Charles Edwards Park, minister of the First Chnrch, Boston, read a pa- 
per entitled Two Ruling Elders of the First Church in Boston, Thomas Leverett 
ajid Thomas Oliver. After showing that the purpose of the founders of the 
Colony was to reproduce here the church of Apostolic times with the Book of 
Acts and the Pauline Epistles as the infallible mle, the speaker described its 
development in the manner adopted for the choice of chnrch officials and for de- 
fining their duties. This was further illustrated in the lives of Leverett and 

On motion it was 

Voted,— That the thanks of the Society be extended to Rev. Mr. Park for the 
pleasure and the instruction derived from his paper, with a request that the his- 
torical material he had presented might be made available in permanent form. 

After the usual intermission for refreshments, the meeting was again called 
to order and the reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Libi-arian, the 
Historian and the Council were severally accepted. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
by which five resident members were elected. 

There being no further business the meeting then dissolved. 

1910] Xotes 185 


HALL, Day.— At the foot of an -Ace". Currant John Day & W". Kail," dated 
Marshfleld, Apr. 3, 1805, is the foQowmg receipt : " then Rec*. of John Day a 
Silver Watch, Pocket Book and 2 I>olars in full for the Property of my son the 
Late W" HaU Who Dyed at Portsmouth Sept. 15, 1803 When "belonging to the 
Barke Columbia of Boston, John Day master. Witness my hand," etc. 

Brainiree, Mass. Frank A. Bates. 

Taybr (Thater) Family.— (Register, vol. 60, pp. 290-1.) The " Gloucester- 
shire Parish Registers," vol. ST,.coiajuning " Marriages at Thombnry," England, 
recently issued by Phlllimore & Co. of London, show that Jane the mother of 
Margery Wheeller (who married Tfaomias Tayer and came to New England) was 
Jane Shepherd, and that she married Abel Whillar. or Wheeller, at Thornbury 
15 Jan. 1588 ; also that William Mortimer's " late wife Margaret " was probably 
the Margaret Groome who married WiUiam Martimore, or Mortimer, at Thorn- 
bury 21 Apr. 1623, and consequently not the mother of his daughter Dorothy 
(who married Richard Tayer the emigrant to New England). 

It is interesting to note, apropos of the mention of John Hemminge of the 
Globe Theatre Company (p. 282), that a John Henuniuge »nd July Bearde were 
married at Thornbury 23 Not. 1612. Hesby E. Woods. 

Boston., Mass. 

HoBBS, Page.— The following mensoranda from tlie Register of St Bartholo- 
mew's Parish Church, Crewkeme, eo. Somerset, may be worth preserving. 
They were sent me by my friend, Sir Robert White-Thomson, of Broomford 
Manor, in Devon, who had the Crewkeme register examined for me; and, 
though not legally attested, are signed by John England, Parish Clerk. A com- 
parison of them with the will of ColL Nicholas I^jge of Rnmney Marsh will 
show that,beyond reasonable doobt, Ridiard and Elizabeth Hobbes of Crewkeme 
were the parents of Sarah Hobbes, seeiwd wife of Capt. John Gerrish of Boston, 
and of Martha Hobbes, wife of Natbasiei-Oliver. 

" Richard Hobbes & Elizabeth Page were married in the Parish Church, June 
13th, 1G71. 

" The following children of above Bicbard and Elizabeth Hobbes were Bap- 

John July 11th 1673 

Margaret Oct 20 1674 [The Margaret Ferguson of Col. Paige's wHI. B. W.] 

Sarah Nov. 14th 1676 [Mrs. John Jorish, of Boston. Married, I think, at 
Rnmney Marsh. The reoHd of date is lost. B.W.] 

Elizabeth Oct 4th, 1683." 

A subsequent note from Crewkeme, in Uie handwriting of the clerk, reads : 
" Have found the following entry : Jsmes Hatter and Late wife of Nicholas 
Paige married Sept 20 1567 " 

This clearly shows that the ancestors of Colonel Nicholas Paige of Rumnej 
Marsh were resident in Crewkeme, Somerset, in the time of Queen Elizabeth. 

358 Marlborough Utreet, Boston, Mass.. Bakkett Wendell. 

Bowman, Forbosh. — Attention is drawn to the fact that the Westborongh, 
Mass., Vital Records give the marriage of James Bowman and Thankful For- 
bush on 16 Mar. 1731, and the births of *I1 the children of James and Thankful. 

In Bond's History of Watertown, this Damage and these children are credited 
to Josepft Bowman, thj elder brother, botii sons of Joseph,' Francis,* Nathaniel.' 
Mr. F. C. Pierce in his Forbush Genealogy, 1892, page 25, copies Bond's state- 

The following papers were found in the Worcester probate records : 

1. Administration on estate of James Bowman of Westborough ; bond dated 
15 Feb. 1762 ; his son Joseph appointed administrator ; no mention of widow. 

2. Guardianship of Thankful, daught«- of James Bowman, aged 11 years; 
bond is dated 28 April 1764 ; Solomon Mstiiis guardian. 

These seem to corroborate the statement that it was James and not Joseph 
Bowman who married Thankful Forbush- Solomon Mathis married, in 1758, 

186 Notes [April/ 

Lydla, the eldest daughter of James and Thankful (Forbush) Bowman. Thank- 
ful Forbosh, daaghter of James Bowman, was bom in Westborough 17 April 
1753, which would make her 11 years old in 1764. The administration papers 
Bhow that both James and his wife died previous to 15 Feb. 1742. 

West Newton, Mass. Henry IX Woods. 

Hale, Dowsett, Kirbt, Cra>'fieij). — "This completes the record of the 
English origin and connections of the emigrant Thomas* Hale of Newbury, so 
far as known or likely ever to be known. . . . The maiden name, parentage and 
birth-place of Thomasine, wife of Thomas' Hale, are all undiscovered, and like- 
ly to remain so, unless by accidental discovery through some records of her 
own family." Thus wrote the historian of the Hale family, the late Hon. Eobert 
S. Hale of Elizabethtown, N. Y., in 1881 (ride ante, vol. 35, p. 375) . 

The following item, which adds the maiden name and date of marriage of 
Thomasine, was brought to my attention a year or two ago by that veteran of 
English research, Henry F. Waters : 

" 1632 Dec. 11 Thomas Hall of Watton, apud Stone, Co. Hertford, glover and 
Thomazin Dowsett, maiden ; p. lycense " (Eegisters of St. Helen's, Bishops- 
gate, London, Harl. Soc., p. 133, Marriages). 

The conclusions of the family historian are still further upset by the follow- 
ing Items taken from the marriage records of Watton as publish^ in volume 
n of Phillimore's Hertfordshire Parish Registers marriages. 

"Thomas Haille&JoaneKirbie 19 Oct. 1601 " (p. 87). 

" John Kirbie & Joane CranfeUde 23 Dec. 1576 " (p. 86) . 

These records add the date of marriage of Thomas' Hale's parents, the date 
of marriage of his maternal grandparents, supply the Christian name of the ma- 
ternal g^randfather, and the maiden name of the maternal grandmother. 

Boston, Mass. Wiujam Prescott Greenlaw. 

WETMOtrna Bbcx>rd. — The following ancient record, found by me among the 
early records of Suffolk Coun^, must be of interest to historians, especially to 
those who have given attention to the early history of the old town of Wey- 
mouth. I do not think it has ever been published. Louis A. Cook. 
South Weymouth. 

A list of Psons Slaine & Estates Lost (belonging to ye Town of) Waymonth in 
ye year 1676 & 76. a 

Item. Sergnt Pratt Slaine & his mare 26 

John Banes House & Land & Swine 12 

Sergnt Whitmiu^hs House & Land 13 

John Richards House & Land 06 

Tho. Bayly Slaine 20 

Allen Duglen Slaine 20 

Benjamin Poole Slaine 20 

John Ford Slaine 20 

a 186 

Sum totaU is 136 which amomits to 6£-148-td at lOd per a. 
The names of ye Selectmen 

John Holbrook 
October : 9"" 1676. Thomas Dyer 

John BlckneU 
Stephen French 
Upon examination wee Judge meet that Wajrmouth be allowed towards their 
Losses by the Enemle 2. 6. 8. to be abated so much out of their last ten Rates 

The Deputies approve of ye rettim of ye Comittee as to Waymoth losses 
above mentioned our Honrd Magists consenting hereto 

William Torrey 
The Magistrates consent not. 

J. Dudley per order. 

DuNSTER.— On page 188 of the April, 1907, Register, Elizabeth Dunster, 
seventh child of Henry' Dunster (Henry,' Robert'), is mentioned as being bap- 


Note* 187 

tiied 15 July 1632, and married at Cambridge. 9 Dec. 1653, to Benannel Bowers. 

In the copy of the letters or diary of Ami (Clay) Bolton, she says : " My 
grand mothers name was Elizabeth Dunster. She was bom in Lancashire in 
Old England, but her Parents dying when she was young, her Unkle Dunster, 
who was himself at that time President of the College m'New England, sent for 
her thither and discharged his duty to her not only in that of a kind Unkle, but 
a good Christian & tender Father. By all reports, he was a man of great wis- 
dom, exemplary piety, and peculiar sweetness of temper." 

"As for my much honored Grand-Mother I believe few if any merited more 
the character of a virtuous woman, according as she is described by the wise 
man, in Proverbs Chap. 37 from verse the lO"" to the end. There be yet living 
some worthy persons who were well acquainted with her. and who can say, that 
nothwithstanding all the calamities that befel them from the tyranny of cruel 
persecutors, and other common accidents of life, she remained during her life, 
which was to the age of sixty a crown to her husband and the glory of him and 
his family to the day of her death. As to her person I well remember her she 
was of middle stature, comely aspect and something so graceful in her speech 
and behaviour, that at all times she commanded both love and awe. She was 
the wife only of one man. As she was in my Grandfathers life time so she 
remained after his death, well reported for good works." 

This letter is dated 15 Nov. 1738. Ann Bolton the author, bom 15 Nov. 1690, 
was the daughter of Winlock Curtis and Ann Bowers (daughter of Benannel 
Bowers and wife Elizabeth Dunster) . She married first, 16 Dec. 1710, Robert 
Clay who was lost at sea in 1716. She then married Bobert Bolton, 19 Feb. 
1721, and died 6 May, 1747. This letter of hers does not agree with ttie Ebgis- 
TER account tn the following respects : 

1. Mrs. Bolton well remembers her grandmother who, if she was baptized 15 
July 1632, died about 1692, when Mrs. Bolton was about two years old. 

2. Mrs. Bolton says her grandmother outlived her grandfather who is supposed 
to have died in May 1698. 

3. President Dunster in his will calls her " cousin Bowers," cousin, however, 
at that time often meaning other degrees of relationship. 

Perhaps the author of the article in the Bbgisteb may be able to reconcile it 
with this one written so many years ago. W. Nelson Mathew. 

117 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Philadelpkia, Pa. 

[Note.— From the above diary it would seem that Elizabeth (Dnnster) Bowers was a 
niece of President Danster. As she married Bowers in 1653 it is eitremely anlikely that 
she was bom after 1637. The most likely chance woald be that she was a daughter of 
Robert* Dunster (brother of the president) and bora between the date of his second 
marriage, 27 Sept. 1636, and the <^te of baptism of his daughter Bethia, 9 Dec. 1638. 
If so she would have been a sister of Faith (Danster) Page, also called " cousin " by 
the president. Of the other brothers of the president, Richard Dunster, bapt. 23 Mar. 
1616-17, must have married at 19 to have been her Cither ; and we infer from the letter 
of President Dunster's father in 1640 that the children of Thomas Danster were then 
all dead. 

It does not appear certain at just what time between 1693 and 1698 Benanuel Bowers 
died. If he lived to May 1698 his wife must hare attained to a greater age than 60 in 
order to have survived him J. G. Bahtlbtt.] 

Smtths op Chatham, Mass. — The records of the Congregational Church at 
Chatham, Mass., were burned in 1861, when the parsonage was destroyed, and 
no copy of them is knovrn to exist. The following extracts from these records, 
made many years ago and now in the possession of the undersigned, are there- 
fore of value and worthy of preservation. They are written on the old style 
dark blue writing paper. ' 

"Account of the Smiths taken from the church records. 

1726 Dec 4 Mercy Smith was recieved into full communion with this church. 

Dec. 18. Dean Smith & Esther his wife were rec'd into fuU communion with 
y* chh. The same day Mary Smith. Also Stephen Smith and Hannah his wife 
were recieved Into full communion & Stephen there son was baptized. 

1729 Jan. 30. Asaph a son of Dean & Esther Smith was baptized. 

Nov. 9. John a son of Nathan Kinney & Mercy his wife (who was formerly 
Mercy Smith) was baptized. 

Dec. 8. James son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

1731 Dec. 16. George a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

188 Notes [April 

1733 Sept. 30. Obadiah, a son of Obadiah Chase and Mary (formerly Mary 
Smith) was baptized. 

1734 April 23'' Archelaus a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 
1737 Feb. 24"'. Elijah a son of Stephen Smith was baptized. 
1739 Jan. 5 Hanah a child of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

1741 March 17 Bashsheby the wife of Stephen Smith was baptized. 

174 1 ' & /2 Jan 14 Obadiah a son of Stephen Smith and Bathsheba his wife was 

1742 May 18 Samuel Smith was recieved into full communion with this 
church, on the 25 Samuel, Elanah and Bethiah children of Samuel Smith were 

1744 Jan. 5 Bathsheba a child of Stephen and Bathsheba Smith was baptized. 
1747 Jan. 8. Pheba a daughter of Stfephen and Bathsheba Smith was baptized. 
1749 Jnly 5 Freeman the son of Isaac and Mary Smith was baptized. 
1749 Sept 6. Stephen Smith was chosen Deacon of this Church." 
Endorsed on the back of the paper va, a different handwriting is the following : 
" Baptisms of the Smiths in the Congregationalist Church 1726 to 1749." 
Franklin, Mass. ' Wm. C. Sshth. 

Gbekntield, Mass. — ^Thls list of new persons moving into town was found 
on page 53 of the first volume of Greenfield Births, Ma^iages and Intentions. 

Boston, Mass. Auce Westgate, 

February y 15 : 176? W<>. Eisabath Bnsh her Son John Bush Uriah Bush & 
SanOi Bmh Came from ware Into this District to Beside 

March y 16 : 1767 Nathan Davis abigaU Davis & Nathan Davis Jn' Came 
&om Colerain into this District to Beside. 

Novem' y* 25 : 1767 John Keeney Susanah Keeney John Keeney Ju' Tho" Keneiy 
. William Keeney & Mary Phelps Came into tfais District to Beside 

June 1 767 William Chadwick & his wife and Children Came from Lnnin^ 
burge into this District to Beside. 

March y« 20 : 1769 Seth Strong & Daboiali Strong Came into this District to 

June y [blank^ : 1768 Jonas Gass 4 his wife & Child Came to wi" Shadwlcks 
to Beside from Luningburge. 

July y« 1 : 1769 John Marry & his wife and Child Came to Tho" Wimses to 

April y« 20 : 1770 Andrew Harper Prodance Harper & Abigail Twoly Came 
Into this District to Beside 

KovT. 3 : 1770 Ithniel Dean and his family Came from Haddam into this 
District to reside. 

may 1 1770 John Dowen mary Dowen Frances Dowen Mary Dowen Jn' 
Nicolas Coulee Abigal Coolee Cathem and Solomon Coulee Came from Dngless 
into this District. 

Decern' : 1770 John Dowen Jn' & his wife Came frron Dugless into this Dis- 
trict to reside. 

Mabriage Bonds. — Under Governor Andros " none were allowed to marry 
except they entered into bonds with sureties to the governor, to be forfeited in 
case there should afterwards appear to have been any lawful impediment." 
(Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts, vol. 1, p. 318). Twenty of the origi- 
nal bonds, each for £200, with autographs and a number of fine specimens of 
colonial family seals, are preserved in the SntTolk Court Files, Nos. 129996 to 
130016, as follows : 

" John Harris of the Isle of Shoales Fisherman and Mary Sparks of Ipswich 
Spinster," dated 24 June 1687 ; Jabesh Negus of Boston, carpenter, surety. 
[Signed] John Harriss, Jabesh negues. Witnesses : John Bonamy, Wm. Mar- 

An unsigned bond for this same marriage, with John Poole, merchant, as 
surety instead of Jabesh Negus, Is also on file. 

" Richard Lackey of Boston marriner and Anne Grandfleld of Plymouth 
Spinster," dated 4 July 1687 ; Abraham Peirce of Boston, Gardner, surety. 
[Signed] Eichard Leekey.Abraham Pearese. Witnesses : Jno. Bonamy, P. Hey- 

1910] Notes 189 

" John Cordoner of Boston Merchant and Elizabeth Xeale of Boston Spin- 
ster," dated 23 July 16S7 ; John Borland of Boston, Merchant, surety. [Signed] 
John Cordoner, John Borland. Witue,sses : Jn. Bonamy. P. Heynian. 

" Samiiell Gaskell in the County of Essex Gent and Elizabeth Sherman of 
Watertown Spinster," dated 26 July 1687 ; Jonathan Smithurst of Essex County, 
Husbandman, surety. [Signed] Samuel Gaskell, Johnathan Smathurst. Wit- 
nesses : Jn. Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

" Thomas Parker of Salem in the County of Essex Chirugion and Elizabeth 
Hall off Greenland in the Province of New Hampshire Widdow," dated 2 Aug. 
1687; Thomas Larkyn of Boston, alsoe Chirurgion, surety. [Signed] Thomaa 
Parker. Tho. Larkin. Witnesses : Jn Bonarayr P. Heyman. 

"William Weeckes of Boston Merchant and Martha Phlllipps of Boston 
Widdow," dated 31 Aug. 1G87 ; Samuel Moure of Seris. merchant, surety. 
[Signed] Wm. Weekes, Samuell moore his SM mark. Witness: Jn. Bonamy. 

" Jarms Ballard of Boston Merchant and Martha Gyllam of Boston Widdow," 
dated 20 Sept. 1687 ; Thomas Stanbury of Boston, merchant, surety. [Signed] 
Jarris Ballard, Tho. Stanbury. Witnesses : J. Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

" Thomas Swift of Weymouth Husbandman and Elizabeth Thompson of Wey- 
mouth Spinster," dated 22 Sept. 1687 ; Hezekiah King of Weymouth Husband- 
man, surety. [Signed] Thomas Swift, Hezekiah King. Witnesses : Wm. Mar- 
shall, P. Heyman. 

" Peter Barbour of Boston Taylor and Sarah Willy of Boston Spinster," dated 
16 Nov. 1687; John Adams of Boston, Shoemaker, surety. [Signed] Peter 
Barboor, John Adams. Witnesses : Jn Bonamy. P. Heyman. 

" Joseph Buckley of Boston mariner and Joaims NickoUs of Boston Widow," 
dated 16 Nov. 1687; .lohn Herbert Coward of Boston, Merchant, surety. 
[Signed] Joseph Buckley, John Herb' Coward. Witnesses : Jn Bonamy, P. 

" Samuell Snell of Piscataqaa Marriner and Hannah Hubbard of Hingham 
Spinster," dated 12 Jan. 1687; Symon Grosse of Hingham in y' County of Suf- 
folk, marriner, surety. [Signed] Sam' Snell, Smon gross. Witnesses: Edward 
HUl, P. Heyman. 

" Xtopher Allen of Rhoad Island Husbandman and Elizabeth Legorge of Lit- 
tle Compton in the County of BristoU, Spinster." dated 19 -Ieii. 1687; Rowland 
Robinson of Little Compton in the County of Bristoll, Carpenter, surety. [Signed] 
Christopher Allen, Rowlan Robinson. Witnesses: Darid Jamison, John bona- 

" John Lincolne of Hingham in y* Coimty of Saffolke, Cooper, and Martha 
Chnbbuck of Hingham, Spinster," dated 9 Feb. 1687 ; Joseph Greenleafe of Bos- 
ton, Dyer, surety. [Signed] John Lincolne, Joseph Greenlef. Witnesses: 
David Jamison, Jn Bonamy, Peter Heyman 

" Nath" Harding of Boston in New England Marriner and Hannah Long 
of Boston Spinster," dated 5 Mar. 1687 ; Mary Litchfield of Boston, surety. 
[Signed] Nathaniel Harding, The mark of Mary „ Litchfield. Witnesses : Jn 
Bonamy, P. Heyman. 

"Thomas Remington of Hingham in the County of Snffolke Tanner and Re- 
member Stowell of Hingham Spinster," dated 15 >Iar. 1687 : Nathan Farrow of 
Hingham, House Carpenter, surety. [Signed] Thomas Remington, Nathan Far- 
row. Witnesses: David Jamison, P. Heyman. 

" Thomas Child of Boston Painter and Katherine Masters of Boston Spinster," 
dated 14 Apr. 1688; John Comer of Boston, Pewterer, surety. [Signedj Thomaa 
Child, John Comer. Witnesses: Thomas Trefflr, The marke of George „ Hol- 
lard, P. Heyman. 

"John Pimm of Boston Cooper and Sarah Dikerson of Boston Spinster," da- 
ted 20 June, 1688 ; Gabriel Fishlocke of Boston, mariner, surety. [Signed] John 
Pym, Gabriell Fishlock. Witnesses : John bonamy. Samuell Ely. 

" Henry Sweeting of Rehoboth in the County of Plymouth clothworter and 
Martha Cole of Rehoboth spinster," dated 22 June. 168.5 : Thomas Skinner of 
Boston, Baker, surety. [Signed] Henry Sweeting, Thomas Skinner. Witnesses : 
John bonamy, John Woodward. 

" John Bennett of Hingham, Miller and Frances Hobart of Hingham Widdow," 
dated 26 June 1688 ; Hudson Leverett of Boston, Gent . surety. [Signed] John 
Bennet, Hudson Leveret. Witnesses : John bonamy. John Woodward. 

" Ephraim Howard of Bridgewater in the County of Plymouth Husbandman 




and Mary Keeth of the same place spinster," dated 24 Oct. 1688 ; Jonathan How- 
ard of Brldgewater, Husbandman, surety. [Signed] Ephraim Haward, Jona- 
tlian Haward. Witnesses : Jonathan Frankline, Jno. Bonamy. 
Newlon Highlands, Mass. George S. Stewakt. 

Eegistek Vagakies. — In connection with the use of the Indei of Persons in 
Tolume 1 to 50 of the Register, the discovery was made of a second edition of 
the January 1850 number of the Begisteb (vol. 4), with results seriously affect- ' 
ing the indexing of pages 19 to U, inclusive, The Index of Persons was based 
on the first edition— hence ap;»rent errors of reference so far as the second 
edition is concerned. The addition of new material to Nash's "Records of Say- 
brook, Ct.," beginning on page 19, and inserted without any reference to the 
fact, is responsible for the trouble. 

In the first edition the " Records of Saybrook, Ct.," • end on page 21 ; in the 
second on page 22. In the first edition '• First Ancestor of the Chipmans in N. 
England " begins on page 22 ; in the second on page 23. The " Letter of Henry 
Wolcott," ''appearing on page 23 of the first edition, is omitted entirely from 
the second edition. The space left on page 21 of the^rst edition is occupied 
by " Additions and Corrections to the First Settlers of Barnstable," « while in 
the second edition it is taken by the " Epitaph of Stephen Farrar."* 

The following list of persons includes those additional names appearing In 
the second edition of the January 1850 Rbgister, pages 19 to 24, inclusive, and 
such names as occurred on a different page in the Jfnrt edition : 

BaU, Thomas, 4:21 
Beaman, ) Deborah, 4 : 20 
Beament, \ Elizabeth, 4 : 80 
Beamon, J Mary, 4 : 20 
Blith, Ann, 4:21 
Brooker, John, 4:21 
Sarah, 4 : 21 
Buckingham, Daniel, 4:81 

Margaret, 4:21 
Samuel, 4:21 
Sarah, 4 : 21 
Temperance, 4:21 
Thomas, 4:21 
Bull, Phoebe, 4 : 22 
Robert, 4 : 22 
BushneU, Esther, 4 : 20 
Francis, 4 : 20 
Rebecca, 4:40 
Richard, 4 : 21 
Sarah, 4:20 
William, 4 : 20 
Chalker, Abraham, 4 : 22 
Alexander, 4 : 22 
Hannah, 4 : 22 
Jane, 4 : 22 
Katharine, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4 : 22 
Phoebe, 4 : 22 
Samuel, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 22 
Stephen, 4 : 22 
Champion, Henry, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 22 

Steven, 4 : 22 ^ 

Thomas, 4 : 22 
Chapman, Ann, 4:21 
Anna, 4 : 21 
Benjamin, 4 : 22 
Elizabeth, 4 : 22 
Hannah, 4 : 21 
John, 4 : 22 
Mary, 4 : 22 
Mehitable, 4 : 22 
Robert, 4 : 22 
Sarah, 4 : 23 
Stephen, 4 : 22 
Chipman, Hannah, 4 : 24 
John, 4 : 24 

Richard Manning, 4 : 23 
Tamzine, 4 : 24 
Thomas, 4 : 23 
Clark, AbigaU, 4 : 22 
John, 4 : 22 
Joseph, 4 : 22 
Nathaniel, 4 : 22 
Rebecca, 4 : 22 
Temperance, 4 : 22 
Collins, Mary, 4 : 21 
Danf ord, Lydia, 4 : 20 
Derbe, Christopher, 4 : 23 
John, 4 : 23 
William, 4:23 
Dunk, Thomas, 4 : 21 
Griswold, Margaret, 4:21 
Ingham, Sarah, 4 : 22 
Sanford, Hannah, 4 : 22 
Sheather, Mary, 4 : 22 

* The last parasraph of this article is repeated, with slightly different wording, aa 
the first paragrapn on page 137. 

^ Not indexed at the end of vol. 4. 

' This is repeated on page 192 with this footnote : " As this communication appeared 
only in part of the edition of the last Keqisteb, it is reprinted in this number.— Ed." 

* Reprinted on page 91. 

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In the earlier volumes of the Register it was ctistomary to stitch in or paste 
In any plate (or plates), to accompany the number, opposite the first page of the 
text, irrespective of the position it (or they) should occupy when bound up. 
TVlien two plates were furnished they were usually placed f ac« to face, with 
tissue paper between them, at the beginning of a niiml^er, and are frequently to 
be found in this position in bound volumes owing to the absence of any binding 
instructions. The subjoined list may be of assistance in placing properlv such 
portraits, etc., as would, naturally, not l)e bound in at the beginning of anv num- 
Vol. 2. Portrait of Gen. Henry Dearborn, sometimes missing, should face 
page 297. 

" 3. Pease Addenda et Corrigenda, should fac« page 28. 

" 7. Portrait of Gen. John SnUivan, should face page 137. 

" 17. Portrait of Usher Parsons, should face page 20 (indexed page 17). 

" " Portrait of Andrew Henshaw Ward, should face page 334. 

" 22. Portrait of Robert Hooper, should face page 283. 

" " Portrait of Jacob WendeU, should face page 420. 

" 23. Portrait of Hon. Chandler E&stman Potter, should face page 61 (in 
dexed page 62). 

" " Appleton Pedigree, should face page 209. 

'• " Portrait of Frances Mainwaring Caulkins, should face page 396. 

" 25. Portrait of David Reeii, should face page 378. 

" 26. Edward Oxnard, Invitation, should face page 6. 



Akchebald, Abcebald, Akchbold. — WiUiam Charles Archibald, 1 Myrtle St., 
Boston, Mass, is compiling a list of all of the name living In the United States 
and Canada, with a view of ultimately publishing historical and genealogical 
data of the family. He solicits correspondence. 

Eaton Family Association. — Owing to deaths among its officers the associa- 
tion has become inactive. With the idea of reviving it Mr. Amos H. Eaton, 
Middleborough, Mass., desires to correspond with those interested in the asso- 
ciation's existence. 

Baktlett. — Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, Marblefaead, Mass., Is preparing a Bart- 
lett Family Pedigree. This family shows descent from Capt. Robert Bartlett of 
Frampton, Eng., Dunstable and Marblehcaid. Mass. The pedigree will record 
notes of connected families of Adams, Andrews. Barker. Cruff (Craft), Deacon, 
Dennis, Diamond, Fetterplace, Gridler, Green, Hooper, Malcom, Nicholson. Par- 
ker, Pearce (Pierce), Pitman, Proctor, Bead (Reade), Boals, Stevens, Trefry, 
Walton, White, Wooldbridge, and other alliances. 

History of King's Coijnty, N. S.— Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, 
D. C. L., is to publish '• The History of Kind's Connty, Nova Scotia," this spring. 
The work, which will run to about 700 paiges, wUl contain a large amount of 
genealogical information of interest to both Americans and Nova Scotians. For 
particulars address the author, care of the Salem Press Company, Salem, Mass. 

Essex County Cockt Records.— The Essex Institute proposes to publish 
the records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 
provided a suflif lent number of subscriptions l)e secured to warrant the imder- 
taking. These records, and the accompanying flies contaming the abstracts of 
testimony, depositions, and other papers used in the original trials, date from 
1634, and are of Inestimable value to the historian, genealogist and sociologist. 
This collection of original manuscripts, so intimately picturing the manners and 
customs of New Eugland life during the Ctilonial period, is by far the most ex- 
tensive of its kind in existence and because of its inaccessibility, the absence of 
indexes, save for a short period, and the faci that it remains practically unknown, 
little use has been made of its wealth of material. The historian will tind in the 
depositions and testimony a vivid picture of life and social conditicms in the 
earliest times foUowLng the settlement, while the records of each successive Court 

192 . JSTotes [AprU 

illustrate the development of the Colony and the Province. The genealogist 
and biographer will soon appreciate the fact that nearly every person In the 
Colony at some time came before the various Courts as plaintiff, defendant, or 
witness. The depositions usually preserve the age and occupation of tlie depo- 
nents and oftentimes show family connections, while not infrequently the Eng- 
lish origin appears. The lawyer will find interesting matter relating to the 
Court and its procedure, and also to the development of practice and testimony. 
It is proposed to publish these records in abstracted form in which every es- 
sential particular is retained. They will be issued, a volume a year, in octavo 
volumes, each containing over five hundred pages of text, with an exhaustive 
index of names, places, and subjects. For a prospectus, printed on the quality 
of paper to be used, and specimen pages showing the size of the printed page, 
the style of type, and the nature and arrangement of the subject matter, address 
The Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

Gekbalogees dj Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
•specially service under theU. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 
Bennett.— Zoha. who died at Middleborough, Mass., in 1717-18, by William 

Bradford Brovm, North Adams, Mass. 
Brown.— William of Stafford Co., Va., who died stibseqnent to 1732, by James 

Edgar Brown, 59 Clark Street, Chicago, ni. 
Cook. — Walter, who died at Mendon, Mass., in 1695-6, by Loois A. Cooky 

South Weymouth, Mass. 
C«m>r.— John, who died at Salem, N H., in 1790, by Edwin M. Currrier, 95 

Ludlam Street, Lowell, Mass. 
i)arig.— Dolor, who died at Barnstable, Mass., In 1G73, by Calvin C. Davis, Do- 
ver, N. J. 
JVagf?.— Eleazer, who died at Concord, Mass., in 1722, by Charles A. Flagg, li- 
brary of Congress, Washington, D. C. 
JVye.— Adrian, who diedatKittery, Me., about 1700, by JohnFreoiuui Frye, 187 

Pleasant Street, Marlborough, Mass. 
ifann.— Matthew, who died at Landaff, N. H., between 1790 and 1795, by Moses 

Whitcher Mann, 138 Boston Avenue, West Medford, Mass- 
Poyne— Rev. Abraham, who died at HamUton, N. T., in 1801, by Augusta F. 

Payne White, Franklin, Ind., and Charles T. Payne, New York City. 
Peterson.— John, who died at Duxbury, Mass., about 1718, by William Bradford 

Browne, North Adams, Mass. 
Porter.— Maj. John, who died at Littleton, Mass., in 1834, by H. E. V. Porter, 

Jamestown, N. Y. 
/Shnner.— John, who died at Hartford, Conn., in 1650, and Thomas, who died at 

Maiden, Mass., in 1708-4, by Mrs. Nathalie R. Femald, 217 West Utica Street, 

Buffalo. N. Y. 
iSmrtA.— Sergt. Joseph, who died at Hadley, Mass., in 1733, by F. N. Smith. 

1210 West North Street, Canton, Ohio. 
Steieart. — ioim, who died at Haverhill, Mass., in 1784, by George William 

Stewart, 563 Dutton Street, Lowell, Mass. 
ra/t— Robert, who died at Mendon, Mass., in 1724-5, by RusseU W. Taft, 

Burlington, Vt. 
Tinflie.- Samuel, who died at Maiden, Mass., in 1666, by Baymon M. Tingley, 

Herrick Center, Pa. 
TFiV/soi.- Alexander, who died at Londonderry, N. H., in 1752, by EarlFarwell 

Wilson, 603 Bearinger Building, Saginaw, Mich. 
TToJcotf.— Henry, who died at Windsor, Conn., in 1655, by Chandler Wolcott, 99 

Park Avenue, N. Y. 

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fTHE editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postige when f*nt 
by mail. For the January issue, books should te received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by Jnly 1.] 

John' Alden of AshfieM, Mass., and Cliautauqti Co., X T., his Al'ien ancesl'-Tt 

and his descendants, compiled by Frank Weslet Aldex, Delaware. Ohio. 

Printed for private circulation, 1909. 8* pp. 84, port. Price. $1.65, postpaid; 

two or more books $1.50 each, postpaid. Apply to the author. 

The ancestors of John of Ashfleld started from Plymouth and Daxboiy, 
whence the line advanced through Bridgewater. Soutli Bridgewater, and Gretn- 
wich. Mass., to Stafford, Conn., where this John was bom. At the time he at- 
tained his majority he was living in Ashfield, Mass. The records of the dangi- 
ters of the house are fully given, and, as the ancestry of the men they married 
is often printed, many surnames beside that of Alden are to be found In the in- 
dex. The will of Joseph Alden of Bridgewater. lists of soldiers, and reprints 
of Mayflower documents are also to be found between the covers of this Utde 

A Gtnealogy of Eberand Lydia (Smith) Bater of Marian^ Ohio, and titeir desceud- 
onts, revised to October, 1909. Arranged by Elwood T. Baker of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Published by Lydia Amanda Copeland of Chariton, Iowa. 8" pp. 87, 
illus. Price 60 cents. Apply to Elwood T. Baker, 1391 Dean Street, Brook- 
lyn. N. r. 

Hon. Eber Baker, one of the founders of Marion, Ohioy was bom in 1780 in Bow- 
doin. Me., and married Lydia Smith of Mayflower ancestry. This record of 
their descendants was published for distribution amon^ the famfly through the 
generosity of Mrs. Lydia Amanda (Baker) Copeland, who requests that the blank 
slips at the end of this little brochure be fUled oat and mailed to the compiler 
as a means of recording any family " event." Althon^ designed for personal 
family use, this record will be useful to others, who wiD be pleased to find it in- 
The Bates Bulletin. September 1909. Vot. m. NtrwOmr 1. 8« pp. 12, illus. 

A portrait and sketch of the late William Clinton Bates is the initial article in 
this ntmiber, which contains among other family data a sketch of the Bates 
Family of BelUngham by Henry A. Whitney. 
A record of the lands and past descendants of He*ry and Anne Clark, who tet- 

tied in A'ete Jersey in 1728, collected by Hexrt Spesckb Clabk. Paterson. 

N. J., C. Kamer, Jr., 1909. 8° pp. [16], port. 

This sketch of Henry Clark, a Scotchman who settled at the head branches of 
the Whippany River, Koxiticus, Old Hunterdon Coanty, X. J., records the names 
of his descendants in the early generations, and gives a good description of the 
lands owned by him. A pencil sketch of the location of his property is to be 
found in this volume and adds to its usefulness. 
Dorrunce Inscriptions, Old Sterling Township Bnrying Ground., Oneco. Conn., 

copied by Emma Finney Welch. 1909. 4' pp. 34. 

In addition to the inscriptions from Oneco fwhich were verified and attested 
by the town clerk), stones were copied from Domjice famfly burying arrounds 
In Foster and Coventry R. I., the Gallup cemetery on the road from'Oneco to 
Portertown, Conn., and the cemetery at Brooklyn, Coon John and George 
Dorrance, with their families and the Rev. Samuel Dorrance, all Scotch-Irish 
Presbyterians, emigrated from the north of Ireland before 1723. John and 
George settled in Foster. R. I. The Rev. Samuel married Elizabeth Smith in 
1726 and settled in Sterling, Conn. The inscriptions are copied line for line in 
the order In which the stones are found in the yard. 
Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family with biographic^: sketches, by Charuis Bow- 

DoiN Ftllebrown. Boston, Mass., published bv the aathor, 1910. >' pp. 16 

-f377-t-15, illus. 

• AU the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice Ltcretia "Westgate of Boston. 

194 Book Notices [April 

All the information that the author has been able to collect concerning the 
family at large has been incorporated with his early biographical sketches of 
the family and is presented in this single volume. The remarkable collection of 
portraits and views of the homesteads of the family fills two hundred pages. 
The genealogy starts with Thomas, 1630-1713, of Charlestown and Cambridge, 
Mass., and through his sons Thomas and John the family is carried on and 
traced from Maine to Wisconsin, a record which indicates considerable labor 
and research, although the author modestly apologizes in the preface for the in- 
completeness of his work. The biographical sketches are unusually full, that 
of Mr. C. B. FUlebrown giving an extended account of his activities in the Sin- 
gle Tax League. The volume, printed on heavy paper, is indexed, and furnished 
with an appropriate binding in brown cloth. 

The Frost family in England and America, teith special reference to Edmund 
Frost and some of his descendants, by Thomas G. Frost, Ph.D., LL.D., and 
Edwakd L. Frost, M.D. Buffalo [N. Y.], EusseU Printing Company, 1909. 
8" pp. 165+12, illus. 

The pedigrees of the Frost families found In Suffolk, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, 
England, are given in Part One of this genealogy, which received the direction 
of Thomas G. Frost. Part Two gives an account of nine generations of the 
descendants of Edmund Frost of Cambridge, in 1635, and was compUed by Dr. 
Edward L. Frost. Biographical sketches of interest to the families of John 
Edward Frost, Thomas Gold Frost, William George Frost, Dan Frost, and Ed- 
ward L. Frost, comprise the third part of this genealogy. The book is indexed, 
contains an unusual number of portraits, and wUl be useful to many people, as 
this particular branch of the Frost family has seemed to receive but scant atten- 
tion heretofore. 

Ancestry and descendants of Josiah Hale, fifth in descent from Samuel Hale of 
Hartford, Conn., 1637 ; to which is added an appendix showing other lines of 
descent, compUed by Oscab Hale. Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Com- 
pany, Printers, 1909. 8° pp. 133, iUus. 

The work of collecting this record of the descendants of Samael Hale, who 
settled in Hartford, Conn., in 1637, was begun, as the compiler states in the 
preface, with the intention of getting in closer touch with the various lines of 
descent. A " Relationship Chart," originated by Mr. Hale, is also added to the 
genealogy, with careful directions for finding the nearest common ancestor and 
thereby discovering the closest degree of consanguinity. The Register plan Is 
used in arranging the material. The volume is a good example of book-making, 
being clearly printed, indexed, and well bound In crimson cloth. 
The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Conn., 1S86-1908, by Ed- 
ward Hooker, Commander, U. S. N. Edited by Margaret Huntington 
Hooker. [E. R. Andrews Company, Rochester, N. Y., 1909.] 8" pp. 558. 
This large genealogy, recording more than five thousand descendants of this 
famous New England preacher, is a fine specimen of careful, accurate, pains- 
taking labor, and the many who knew that material for such a publication was 
being collected by the late Commander Hooker (whose blindness compelled him 
to leave the work incompleted) wUl be glad indeed to see the finished product. 
The arrangement of the genealogy is very similar to the Register plan. The 
biographical sketches are concise paragraphs of well-condensed facts. The 
book is indexed, printed handsomely on heavy paper, and bound in half morocco, 
making a volume on which the editor is to be congratulated. 

The Lakin Family of Crroton, Mass., by William H. Manning. Boston, New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 4° pp. 11. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 

Elijah Longley and his descendants, by Arthur Willis Stanford. Kobe [Japan], 
Printed by the Fukuin Printing Company, Limited, 1909. 8» pp. 31, port. 
Jolm Longley, the great-grandfather of Elijah, whose descendants are here 

enumerated, was the son of William and Deliverance Longley, who, with five 

of their children, were kUled by the Indians 27 July 1694 in Groton. Mass. 

Jolin was one of the three children taken captive by the Indians, with whom he 

1910] Booh Notices 195 

liTed nearly five years before being ransomed. Elijah Longlev was bom in 
Shirley 15 July 1778. This pamphlet is described by the author as a contribution 
toward a Longley genealogy. 

Family record of our line, of descent from Maj. John Mason of Xoncich, Conn., 
bj- Theodoee West Mas'os. New York, The Grafton Press, 1909. 8° pp.'59+8, 

Tne military service performed by John Mason in the English army fitted him 
for his duties in New England, where he was a successful Indian fighter, the 
comjmandant of the fort at Saybrook, Conn., and Deputy-Governor and Assistant 
at Norwich. The Ime is traced through his youngest "son, Daniel Mason, bom 
in 1C^2 at Saybrook, and then througli the latter's son, Daniel, who married 
Dorothy, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart of Haddam, Conn. The biographical 
sketches are very well filled out, and will be of especial interest to the family. 
The illustration is a photographic reproduction of the statue erected in memory 
of Maj. John Mason at Pequot Hill, Mystic, Conn. 

Peab-ody Genealogy, compiled by Selim Hobakt Pkabody, LL.D., edited by 
Chakles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., Charles H. Pope, publisher. Pope 
Bmlding, 1909. 8" pp. 596, lUus. 

Jc*n Paybody, who came to Plymouth as early as 1636 but soon settled in 
Darfwry, mentioned three sons in his will, Thomas, Francis, and William. No 
recoid of Thomas has been found. Two-thirds of this work is devoted to the 
descendants of Francis Peabody of Ipswich, Mass., of whom the author says 
that tiongh there is no documentary evidence for the theory that Francis of 
Ipswich was the son of John of Duxbury, that theory has been acted on in this 
wort The descendants of William of Duxbury occupy about one bondred 
pagess and there is some account of the Newport, Dartmouth, and New London 
familfles. The English research recently made by the editor is also reported. 
Among the illustrations is a portrait of George Peabody, the philanthropist, and 
the fiKstmUe of a personal letter to him from Qneen Victoria in her own hand- 

The E^eade Record. Number U. 1909. Eeade Historical and Genealogical As- 

socifatioa. 8" pp. 8, port. 

Britf items of special interest to the family association make up this leaflet, 
which gives no unusual emphasis to any of the contributions. 

Thomat Semington of Sujffield, Conn., and some of his descendants (supplemeni), 
by Louis Makinus Dkwkt, of Westfleld, Mass. 8" pp. 2. 
This is a reprint from the Register for January 1910. 

.Raines Rising of Suffield, Conn., and some of his descendants, by Locis Makinus 
Dewet. Boston, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909, 8" pp. 11. 
This is a reprint from the Register for October 1909. 

Donalil Bobertson and his viife Bachel Rogers of King and Queen County, Vir- 
ginia ; also a brief account of the ancestry of Commodore Richard Taylor of 
Oraviige County, Va., and his naval career, by Wn.UAV Ktle Anbeesos. 
[Detroit, Mich., Winn and Hammond.] 8" pp. 263-|-26, illus. 
Donald Robertson was bom September 1717, in the Highlands of Scotland, 
and came in 1753 to Virginia, where he soon established a private school or 
academy of his own. Among his pupils were James Madison and George Rog- 
ers Clark. In 1764 he married Bachel Rogers whose ancestor GUes Rogers emi- 
' grated from Worcestershire, Eng., to Virginia in 1686. Five generations of 
their descendants are recorded here. 

A brief account of the Taylor family of Virginia describes the ancestry of 
Commodore Richard Taylor, and also gives the record of his naval services in 
the Resolution. The book is printed on deckle-edge paper, the illustrations are 
half-tomes, and there is an indes. 

Luther Sisson of Easton, Mass., his ancestry and descendants, compiled and 
printed by Arthur A. Wood. Slocnm, R. I., 1909. 12o pp. 13. Price 50 
cents- Apply to the compiler, Slocum, R. I. 

196 Book Notices [April 

A single line is carried from Richard Sisson, who was admitted freeman at 
Portsmouth, R. I., in 1653, down to Luther Sisson of Easton, whose children 
and grandchildren are here recorded. An annual reunion of the famUy is held 
on Labor Day at Easton. 

A history of the American and Puritanical family of Sulliff or Sutliffe, and a 
genealogt/ of the descendants of Nathaniel Sulliff, Jr., by Samuel Milton 
SuTUFF, Jr. Downers Grove, 111., The Klemscott Press, 1909. 8° pp. 199, 

" First American Family connected with New England 1614-1909 " is the sub- 
title found on the cover. This has reference to Dr. Sutcliffe, Dean of Exeter, 
who was associated with Sir Ferdinando Gorges and interested in Capt. John 
Smith's exploration of the New England coast, which Smith described in his 
letter of 1614 addressed to the " Adventurers for the country of New England," 
and contaming direct mention of Dr. Sutcliffe. Abraham Sutliff, the emigrant 
ancestor, was of Plymouth and Scituate, Mass. The line is carried through 
Abraliam, Jr., and Nathaniel, Sr., to Nathaniel, Jr., of Deerfleld, Mass., and Dur- 
ham, Conn., whose descendants are enumerated to the number of two thousand 
and more in this volume. A genealogy of the descendants of John, the brother 
of Nathaniel, Jr., has already been published by Bennett H. Sutliffe. 

Peter Talbot of Dorchester, Mass., and some of his descendants, compUed by 
Solomon Talbot of Sharon, Mass. Published by Eugene Solomon Talbot, 
M.D., Chicago. Columbus, Ohio, Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly, 
1909. S" pp. 65-74. Price $1.25. Apply to Edward A. Claypool, 309 Buah 
Temple, Chicago, 111. 

The record of Peter Talbot and some of his descendants, by the late Newton 
Talbot, fornishes the data in this article down to Jabez Talbot, from which 
point all the lines are filled out to date, making a very useful record. 

Gtnealoyy of the Wickware Family, containing an account of the origin and 
early history of the name and family in England, and the record of John 
Wictware of Xew London, Conn., 1675, and his descendants in America, by 
Arthur Manlet Wickwirb. [New York and Meriden. The Curtiss-Way 
Company, 1900.] 8» pp. 283. 

Attractive, well-compiled, and useful, this accomit of a family of early Eng- 
lish origin is presented in a scholarly manner, and is clearly arranged in a style 
similar to the Register plan. The statements made are the results of research 
among original records of good authority, and eight generations of the Ameri- 
can descendants are given, which, although the emigrant ancestor settled in 
Connecticut, are found to be scattered throughout the United States and Canada. 
A view of the Wictwar Parish Church, built in Gloucestershire about 1300, heads 
the list of illustrations, which are good. Maps, facsimiles, and a family chart 
help complete this work, which is printed on excellent paper, indexed and suit- 
ably bound. 

Bay State Historical League. Publication IV. Proceedings 1903-1907. Boston, 

Mass., Published by the League, 1909. 8° pp. 44. 

The records of the sixth to the eighteenth meetings of this League are given 
here, and occasionally include a r6sum6 of the papers read before the League, 
which was formed in order to bring together all the local historical societies in 
the state. 

Clark's Boston Blue Book, 1910. Private address, carriage and club directory, 
visiting list and shopping guide for Boston, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and 
Cambridge, alphabetically arranged. Boston, Mass., Sampson and Murdock 
Company, 1909. 16° pp. 864, illus. 
A curioos and interesting collection of miscellaneous information is to be 

found in this book, which is really a social register of the residential districts of 

Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge. The illustrations are typical of the districts 

with which this directory is most concerned. 

Stage days in Brimneld, a century of mail and coach. [By] Mart Ann Tarbell. 
[Sprinsueld, Mass., The E. A. Bassette Company, Printers, 1909.] 8° pp. 

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The electric railway and the old stase coach have met in Brimfleld, to the 
vanquishing of the latter, which for'nearlv ststv years had transported the 
United States mails and carried passengers to and from Brimfleld, east and 
west. The different routes which led through the town and the fascination of 
tracing the old abandoned roads, the stage driver, and the characteristics of 
some of the towns and villages through which the coach passed, are some of 
the topics treated here. The book is LLlnstrated with many charming views. 

JTie Cambridge Historical Society. PtibliMtion IV. Proceedings January 26 
and October 26, 1909. Cambridge, Mass., published by the Society, 1909. 
8° pp. 108. 

The celebration of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Centenary by this Society- 
affords the most interesting subject for the general reader in this publication, 
although addresses on Dr.Benjamiu Waterhouse, the Lawrence Scientific School, 
and several letters also printed will be found of value. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the lioyai Society of Canada, Third Series, Vol- 
vme II. Meeting of May 190S. For sale by James Hope and Son, Ottawa, 
The Copp-Clark Campany, Limited, Toronto. 1908. f' variously paged, iUus. 
The various official U>ts of the Society, business measures and reports are 
contained in the Proceedings, while the Transactions include many learned pa- 
pers on scientilic and historical subjects. 

Five Johns of Old Dartmouth, by William! Abthitr Wcg. [No title-page.] 

John Smith, John Bassell, John Akin, John Shepherd, and John Howland are 
tte five men who each receire a short sketch in this paper, which was read 
fcefore the Old Dartmoath Historical Society of New Bedford 30 June 1909. 

Inscriptions on the gravestones in the old " Sew England Town " Burying 
Ground, Fairton, Fairfield Township, Cumberland Co., N. J., with a histori- 
cal sketch, a list of the signers of the '• Cohansey Compact," 1697, and the 
names of some of tUe early settiers of FairAtid, compiled by Frank D. An- 
drews. Vineland, N. J., 1909. 12« pp. 18. 

The contents of this little pamphlet are well described in the title page. The 
gravestone inscriptions are arranged alphabetically and contain many New Eng- 
land names, as a number of the early inhabitanis came from Connecticut. 

Vital Secords of Farmingdale, Maine, in the year 1892. Editor, Hexry Sewaix 
Webster, A.M. Committee on publication, Asbury Cohe StUphen. Published 
tmder authority of the Maine Historical Society. Gardiner [Me.], The Kepor- 
ter-Joumal Press, 1909. 8» pp. 96. Price $1.00, postpaid. Apply to the 
editor, Gardiner, Me. 

Every volume of vital records from the State of Maine is a boon to genealo- 
gists and equally welcome to every son and daughter of that community. It 
is also gratifying to those who are interested in the preservation of such val- 
uable records to see that a state sufficiently appiwriates its treasures to assist in 
firinting them, but it Is to be regretted that a larger appropriation cannot be 
made under this act (which places the maximum at tive hundred dollars). As 
the state takes five hundred copies of any volume of vital records at one cent 
per page, it would seem as if larger towns, who;e records must amount to more 
than one hundred printed pages, would be deprived of the benefit of the act. 
The volume reflects great credit on its editor, who has added information found 
in chnrch, grave, and private records. 

Old Hallowell on the Kennebec, by Emma Hujjtesgton Nasox. Augusta, Me., 
1909. 8° pp. 359, Ulus. Price S2.50. Apply to the author, 51 Greeu Street, 
Augusta, Me. 

Charming as Mrs. Nason's books always are. a particularly rich and happy 
vein of pleasure seems to have been struck by her delving into the history of 
this remarkable town, of which the late John Ward Dean said that '• There 
was here a state of society that can never t* reproduced." The story of the 
progress of the town from the time of its earliest settlement to its incorpora- 
tion as a city in 1852 is well described, and much attention is given to biograph- 
ical sketches. There is a good collection of fuil-page half-tone iUiistraiions, 

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including portraits of the famons men and women that maintained the social 
and Intellectnal status for which the town was widely known, views of fine old 
houses and picturesque scenery. The volume, printed on good paper, is indexed, 
and attractive in appearance. 

The first siege of Louisburg, 1745, by Henry M. Bakbr. Concord, N. H., The 

Kumford Press, 1909. 8<> pp. 17. 

This address, which was delivered before the New Hampshire Society of 
Colonial Wars 2 September 1909, gives first a general outline of the struggle 
between England and France for possession on this continent, and leads up to a 
detailed account of the famous and successful expedition of 1746, which the 
author truly describes as "a strange mixture of religious enthusiasm, commer- 
cial greed, and national hatred." 

Manchester Historic Association Collections. Vol. IV. Fart 2. Manchester, 
N. H., Manchester Historic Association, 1909. 8° pp. 149-228, port. 
The Mills of Manchester, Amoskeag Pioneer Days, and an article on Maj. 
John Moor precede a group of essays on the Battle of Bennington, GJen. John 
Stark, and Stark's Independent Command at Bennington. The Recollections 
of the Old Hanover Street Church and Notes from an American Geography by 
Rev. Jedidiah Morse close the number 

History of NetehuryporU, Mass., 1764-1909, by John J. Currier. Volume II. 

Newbnryport, Mass., printed for the author, 1909. 8° pp. 679, illus. 

The first volimie of the History of Newbnryport was published in 1906, and 
gave the civU history of the town from 1764 to 1905. In this second volume 
such subjects as shipwrecks, fire and police protection, Itevolutionary War 
soldiers, and literary and benevolent societies, are discussed, and many personal 
sketches appear of lawyers, doctors, authors, artists, engravers, philanthro- 
phlsts, revivalists, foreign travellers, and eccentric characters. Of the last there 
is a motley crew, led by the most famotis of all. Lord Timothy Dexter. The 
appendix contains considerable addenda to previous works published by the 
same author, a list of the soldiers stationed at Plum Island, and members of the 
Massachusetts Senate elected from Newbury, Newbnryport, and West Newbury. 
There Is also an account of Henry Lunt and some of his descendants. 

The Nete Haven Colony Historical Society. Reports presented at the annual 
meeting 22 November 1909. Alto a list of officers and members for 1909-10. 
New Haven [Conn.], published by the Society, 1910. 8" pp. 27. 

History of New York Ship Yards, by John H. Morrison. New York, Press of 
W[illia]m F. Sametz and Company [1909]. 8° pp. 165, illus. 
Following his "History of American Steam Navigation," the author has 
brought out this collection of data regarding the development of shipbuilding, 
from the colonial period to the decline of wooden shipbuilding in 1860. The 
progress made in the colonial period is treated in a general manner only, as no 
records of advancement in this industrial pursuit in New York City were made 
until after 1783. The text is well illustrated by views of vessels of difierent 
periods, and a record is given of some of the prominent clipper ships that sailed 
from New York from 1841 to 1860. 

Officials of the parish of Trinity Church, Portland, Conn., from its organization 
in 1789 to 1909 inclusive, compiled by John Hah, Sagb. [Portland, Conn., 
Middlesex Coimty Printery, 1909.] 8° pp. 10. 

These lists give the names and years of service of those who have been con- 
nected with the parish in an official capacity. 

Ye Olde Mint, being a brief description of the first U. S. Mint established by 
Congress in 1792. at Seventh Street and Sugar Alley (now Filbert Street), 
Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Frank H. Stewart Electric Co., 7th and FUbert 
Streets [1909]. 8° pp. 24, illus. 

It is not often that the purchaser of a historic old landmark spends the thought 
and effort displayed in this pamphlet to give to history an accurate, well-iUustrated 
account of the buildmg before it is demolished to make way for a structure 

1910] Bool- Xotices 199 

Xumismarists will he iuterested Ln the illustra- 
scoverrd in and about the buiidiug. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society o-' South Caro!i',a. Xo. 16. Published by- 
order of the Society. Charleston, S. C. Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell 

The publication of Huguenot wills is continued in this magazine, and an in- 
structive address on the condition of French Protestants after 1685, by Charles 
E. Lart, is reprinted here from the p-roceedings of the Huguenot Society of 
London. In recording the transactions bv which the Societr recently became 
owner of the site of the French Huguenot' Church of the Parish of St. James, 
Goose Creek, a brief but comprehensive account is given of the history of the 
church and those who probably were its early members. A li^t of the present 
members of the Society, at the end of ihe niagazine. contains the names of the 
original Huguenot families from which the member derives descent. 

Twenty years of the Westborounh Histr^ricai Society- An address by the presi- 
dent, Rev. S.'l. Brlixt, 27 October ly09. Westborough, Mass., Chronotype 
Printing Company. 1909. 8° pp. 11. 
The historical addresses delivered before this Society, which was formed in 

1889, are first enumerated in this address. wMch also gives account of the field 

days and entertainments of the Society, its publications, memberstiip, and future 


Harvard College. Berord of the Class of 1S94. Secretary's Beport !fb. 5. For 
the Fifteenth Annirersary. Cambridjge [Jilass.], printed for the use of the 
Class, Caustic-Claflin Company [1909]. S" pp. 3-|-«>6. 

The sketches of the members of the Class are alphabetically arranged, and 
are to be praised especially for containing snch clear statements of primitive 
facts. Too seldom in such reports doesone find full names, parentage, and 
complete dates given. The omission of <nch essential data greatly impairs the 
usefulness of the volume for future reference. 

Supplement to the Beaister of the ilassiichii.*f.tts Society of Colonial Dames of 
America, 1905-1909. Boston, Printed for the Society, 1909. S" pp. 432- 
Supplementary claims to membership in this Society, as well as the ancestor 

on which each member is admitted, are printed in this issue. 

Register of Members of the Society of the Sk-ns of the BetoliUion in the Common- 
xoealth of Massachusetts, with the constitution and by-lmcs and an account of its 
tnork. Boston, printed for the Society, 1909. 4° pp. •08, portraits. 
Several interesting addresses and portraits are added to the list of members, 

military records of new members, and constitution and by-laws. 

Begisfr of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri. 1907-1909. 

Compiled by Henry Cadle, Registrar. [St. Louis, Press of Woodward and 

Tieman Printing Company.] 4° pp. 146^. Ulus. 

The Register is distinguished by an uuusoal number of portraits, which greatly 
increase the value and interest of the report. The roll of membership gives the 
colonial descent of each member, and the l)ook also includes the usual list of 
officers and by-laws of the Society. 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars ia the State of Ohio. 19t.'J. 8° pp. 96. 
A •• List of Ancestors and Desceudant.s-~ the necrology of the Society, and 
several addresses delivered before the S.;"Ciety. are printed Ln this pamphlet in 
addition to the constitution, by-laws, and •>fficers of the Society. 

Master Minds at the Commonwealth's Hearts bv Percy H. Eplee. Worcester, 

Mass., F. S. Blanchard & Co., 1909. 8" f-p. 317, illus. 

It should not be forgotten that lives or' internatioua; greatness have made 
their start in life in what the writer of the>e resjarkable biographies is pleaded 
V} term ■' the zone of inventive genius " loc-iied near the heart of the Common- 
wealth. Worcester Cotmty. Eli Whitney a.^Q Eiias Howe. Gen. Artemas Ward 

VOL. LXIV. 14 

200 Book Notices [April 

of the American Revolution, Dr. William Morton, the discoverer of anesthesia, 
Dorothea Lynde Dix. the friend of the world's insane, Clara Barton, George 
Bancroft. Georae Frisl)ie Hoar, Luther Burbank. the discoverer of a new plant 
world, aud John B. Gough, comprise a famous aud wonderfully varied gioup. 
Careful, conscieutious, sympathetic treatment of each sketch produces a group 
of biographies which are readable, unusually authentic, and inspiring. The 
illustrations are good, the print and paper excellent, and the substantial brown 
cloth binding is niost serviceable. 

The evolution of thi American Flag, from materials collected by the late George 
Canby. by lLotd Balderston. Philadelphia, Ferris and Leach, 27 South 
Seventh Street, 1909. 12" pp. 144, illus. Price $1.00 net; postage 8 cents ; 
apply to the publishers. 

This collection of authentic data regarding all the events connected with the 
constmction of the Stars and Stripes will certainly prove an authoritative refer- 
ence in any further discussion of this subject. The truth of the essential fea- 
nires of the Betsey Ross story claims to have been established. Elizabeth 
Griscom was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (James) Griscom, and when 
the widow of John Ross, her first husband, made the flag. Subsequently she 
married Joseph Ashbum, and later John Claypoole. During her whole life, 
however, she was in th^ apholstering business. 

The controversy over the proposition for an American Episcopate, 1767-1774. 

A bibliography of the subject, bv William Nelson. Paterson, N. J., The 

Paterson History Club, 1909. So'n. p. 

Political capital was made of this controversy of which John Adams wrote, 
'• The apprehension of Episcopacy contributed fifty years ago, as much as any 
other ca.use, to arouse the attention not only of the inquiring mind, but of the 
common people, and nrge them to dose thinking on the constitutional authority 
of parliament over the colonies." This is a careful bibliography, of which a 
limited edition has been printed. It is a finely made Uttle volume, botmd in fuU 
blue morocco. 

French Catholics in the United States. Reprinted from the Catholic Encyclo- 
pedia, Vol. VI. Xew York, Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 40 pp. 271-7. 
This contribution to the Encyclopffidia is signed by J. L. K. Laflamme, director 
of La Bevue Franco-Americaine, Quebec, David E. Lavigne, editor of La Tri- 
bune, Woonsocket, R. I., and J. Arthur Favrean, Secretary of the Soci^t^ His- 
torique Franco-Americaine, Boston, Mass. This reprint is distributed by the 
last-named society. 

A BaUery at close quarters, by Hbxbt M. Seil. Columbus, Ohio, 1909. S' 


This brief, well-written account of the engagement of the Eleventh Ohio 
Battery at luka and Corinth was read by the author, a captain in the Twenty- 
second Ohio Battery, 6 October 1909, before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal 

Tmenty-second Beport on the cxistody and condition of the Public Beeords of 
Parishes, Toicns, and Counties, by He.n'kt E. Woods, Commissioner. Pub- 
lic Document No. 52. Boston, Wright and Potter Priutmg Co., State Prin- 
ters, 18 Post Office Square, 1910. 80 pp. 7. 

This brief report of a busy year shows that inspection of public records has 
been made by the commissioner in ninety-one cities aud towns, resulting in im- 
proved housing for many valuable records of the commonwealth. 

The Acts and Bes^lres of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to which are pre- 
fixed the charters of the Province, with historical and explanatory notes, and an 
appendix. Volume XVI, being volume XI. of the Appendix, containing Be- 
solves. etc. 1757-1760. 
Boston. Wright and Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square, 

li')'). 40 pp. 858. 

A list of'jeographirat atlases in the Library of Congress, with biographical notes. 
Compiled' under the direction of Phllip Lee Phillips. F. R. G. S., Chief, 


Booh Notices 

Divisiou of Maps aud Charts. Vol. I. Atlases: vol. II. Author list, index. 
4" pp. 165;i. Price for two volumes $2.35. Apply to Superintendent of Doc- 
uments. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 

One hundred and fifteen colonial ancestors of Cornelius Calle, Musctriine, loica, 
compiled bv Mrs. rRA>-cis Cadlb. No title-page. 4<> n. p. 
This Ls an indexed descriptive list of the colonial ancestors of Cornelias Cadle, 

a member of the Missouri Society of Colonial Wars. 

Dedication of the statue of the Hon. George Frisbie Hoar. Worcester. 26 June 
1908. [Worcester, Mass., Belisle Printing and Publishms Companv.] 8» pp. 
62, illns. 
Addresses by Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr., Governor of Massachusetts. Hon. James 

Logan, Mayor of Worcester, and Hon. William H. Moody. Justice of the Supreme 

Court of the United States, were delivered at the dedication of this statue and 

are here reprinted. 

Almon Danforlh Hodges and his neighbors. An autobiographical sl-<tch of a 
typical old Xew Englander. Edited by Almox D. Hodges, Jr. Presented by 
Ainory G. Hodses and Almon D. Hodges, Jr. Boston, Mass., privately 
printed, 19Ci;t. •»' pp. 353, Ulus. 

The reading of the diary and other personal documents belonging to this fine 
old New England gentleman furnished his son with the inspiration to pat in 
permanent form the record of a truly exemplary life. The book also gives an 
intimate account of the domestic life of that generation whose traditions and 
customs have passed eutirely away. It is to such faithful and sincere memo- 
rials that the historians of the future will turn to gain a true picture of one of 
the most formative stages in the development of American society. Technically 
the book gives keen pleasure, because of its make-up and the excellence of the 
Ulnstrations. It will delight any reader, for the narrative Ls told sunply and 
frankly, with ft dignified charm well in keeping with the upright, helpful, cheer- 
ful life which it portrays. 

Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Concord, Mass., his ancestrp and de- 
scendants. 1635-1908. Originally compiled by Otis E. Lamsox, Cleveland, 
Ohio ; revised and extended by Fraxk B. Lamson. Buffalo, Minn. [Delano, 
Minn., press of The Eagle Printing Co.] 4» pp. 121, iUas. 
A surprising and unusual amount of frankness is displayed in the biographical 
sketches which enliven this well-compiled, useful genealogy. For a time many 
of the famUv lived in Mt. Washington. Mass., and a sketch "of the natural beauty 
of the town, illustrated by a view of Mt. Everett, is found in the first part of 
the volume. The genealogy is weU arranged and indexed. The illustrations 
are chiefly portraits^ and the book is printed on heavy linen paper. 

Abraham Linc^do. An American Migration. Family English not Gtrnxin. By 

M.utiox Dexter Learned. Philadelphia, William J. Campbell, 1909. 8° pp. 

149, illus. Price. $3.00 net. Apply to the publishers, 1G23 Chestnut Street, 


Starting with the purpose of proving that Abraham Lincolj was not of Ger- 
man descent (a theory that had gained such general acceptance among the Gfer- 
mans of America as to give rise to German poetry on Lincoln the German 
President) this scholarly, documentary treatise not only establishes the English 
orisin of the family unquestionably (also giving reference to the Ancestry of 
Abraham Lincoln, by J Henry Lea, for a complete genealogy V but also makes 
a careful sclentiic srndy of the migrations of the Lincoln family. This lamily 
the author considers one of the most typical and significant in American history. 
as the motive pr.nmptlng every new move reflects in each instance an imr'.irtant 
fact in the history of our early settlements. A map showing the progression 
of these pioneer senlers, numerous illustrations, and an index increase tie use- 
fulness of this volume which has real historical value. 

Cyrus Hall McCorr,ii-:k. his life and work, by Herbert N. Casson. CLicago. 
A. C. McClnrgand Company", 1909. S" pp. 264, Ulus. 
To Russia. Konmania. Algeria, South America — to all parts of the worid the 

202 Book Notices [April 

McCormick reaper has made its way, a boon to the agriculturist aud a benefit to 
mankind in reducing the cost of the production of bread. The writer of this 
history has brought unbounded enthusiasm to his task, sketching clearly the 
life of this Scotch-Presbyterian, and following closely the development of his 
invention in all its stages. The illustrations are unusually interesting, the 
print large, and the volume important to all who care to study the storr of the 
commercial and industrial progress of the United States. 

Presentation of a portrait of Gov. Abner Kash to the State of North Carolina, 

by the North Carolina tiocie)g of the Sous of the Herolution. Address bg 

J. G. DE KocijjAC Hamh-tos. [No title-page.] S" pp. 15. 

Abner Nash, Ia^vyer, legislator, and second governor of the state of North 

Carolina, was a son of John Nash and his wife Ann, daughter of Sir Hugh Owen 

of Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Wales, who came to Virginia about 1730. Nash was 

bom about 1740, and became governor in 1780^displaying at once great military 

zeal and ability in procuring stores and amunition for the army. This sketch. 

commemorates a patriot of whom very little is generally known. 

Col. William Prescott, and Groton soldiers in the Battle of Bunker Bill, by 
by Samuei, Abbott Greek. Cambridge [Mass.], John Wilson and Son. Utii- 
versity Press, 1909. «<• pp. 10. 

From the " Winslow Papers " is printed a record of the men enlisted by WiUian* 
Prescott to remove the ri^nch in 1755, and this is followed by several other 
original letters and papers relating to Groton men. The article is a reprint 
from the Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings for November 1908. 

A memorial of Eugene Tappan, Esq., edited by John Goddabd Phiixips. 

Publications of the Sharon Historical Society, Sharon, Mass., No. 6, January 

1910. 120 pp. 70, port. 

Mr. Tappan was one of the founders of the Sharon Historical Society, its- 
corresponding secretary, and at all times one of its most loyal and enthusiastic 
supporters. This little volume is a warm appreciation of him by the society 
for which he labored so devotedly. 

Memoir of Caleb Benjamin TiUin.ghast, by Edwakd S. Seaks. Boston. New 
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. 8° pp. 6. 
This is a reprint from the Besisteb for January 1910. 

Biographical sketch of Samuel Tyler, Major and Lieut.-Col. Eighth Connerticut 
Begiment, Revolutionary War, by Henby Bilukgs Bbown. Printed for pri- 
vate distribution, 1909. 8° pp. II. 

This sketch of a Revolutionary soldier and officer was written by his great- 
grandson, an ex-justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Samuel 
Tyler was "bom 2 Aug. 1734. in Preston, New London Co., Conn., and was de- 
scended from Job Tyler, vrho is said to have been the first settler of Andover, 
Mass. Some general accotmt is given of the family, no generation of which has 
been without its representative in the military or naval service of the United 

Concerning Roger' Williains. by William A. Mowrt, LL.D. [No title-page.] 

go pp. 16. 

This address on the character of Roger Williams, considered primarily from 
his work as a political reformer, was delivered before the Hyde Park Historical 
Society 25 October 1909. 

Vol. 64, p. 18, 1. 3, after from add Vol. 63. 
Vol. 64, p. 34, last 1 , for second read thir '. 
Vol. 64, p. 41, 1. 20. fhr (-51) read (52). 
Vol. 64, p. 41, 1. I^.for 1& Aug. 1773 read 9 Dec. 1799. 
Vol. 64, p. 43, 1. 29. /or death record not found read died 7 Mar. 1831- 
Vol. 64, p. 44, 1. 2. f.T parents read graudpareuta. 
Vol- 64, p- 10-.'. 2d !. frr-m bottom, /or 22? reni 2S8. 

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JULY, 1910 


By James Allen Kibbe of Warehouse Point, Conn. 

Fraxcis Olcott Allen was bom in Hartford, Connecticut, 14 
March 1840, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 December 
1909. He married in Cliicago, Illinois, 7 October 1862, Isabelle 
C. Jones, who died in Pliiladelphia 21 December 1868. His second 
marriage, in Philadelphia 10 November 1870, was to Elizabeth 
Horner Dulles, who belonged to a prominent and wealthy family 
from Charleston, South Carolina. SLs children were born to him, 
three by each marriage. These in the order of birth were Harris 
Hall, who died at the age of four months ; Clarence Jones, bom 7 
June 1865, now in the insurance business in Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin ; Bessie Cynthia, killed at the age of twenty-two years in a 
railroad accident atQuincy, Massachusetts, 19 August 1890, as was 
her father's mother; Margaret Dulles, born 14 May 1872, married 
Josiah H. Barton, a Philadelphia banker ; Francis Olcott, bom 15 
October 1874, a graduate of Princeton, resident physician at the 
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia ; Joseph Heatly Dulles, bom 
11 February 1879, a graduate of Princeton, proprietor of the En- 
field Stock Farm at Laverock, near Philadelphia, and designer and 
manufacturer of ornamental tiles. 

Mr. Allen was in the eighth generation from Samuel' Allen of 
Windsor, Connecticut, through his son John' who was killed at the 
battle or massacre of Bloody Brook, South Deerfield, Massachusetts, 
18 September 1675, lea^-ing two sons, John^ and Samuel, both of 
whom settled in Enfield, Connecticut. From this Jolm,' who came 
to Enfield in 1696, the subject of this sketch is descended through 
Azariah,' Moses,* Moses,' and Olcott.' In that town Mr. Allen's 
father, Olcott Allen, was born, reared, and twice married. His 
mother, Lucy Ann (Parsons) Allen, was also of a pioneer Enfield 
family. Thi-ee or four years before the bu-th of Francis Olcott 
Allen, hia father removed to Hartford, Connecticut, where he became 
a widely-kno\vn business man, and for many years treasurer of the 
Society for Savings, commonly known as the Pratt Street tarings 

The son went to school in Hartford, to the Willistou Seminary at 
East Hampton, Massachusetts, and entered Yale College in the class 

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204 Francis Olcott Allen 'July 

of 18G2, but owing to ill health had to abandon his ftudie^ t:>efore 
graduating. In Hartford, under the care of his most excellent 
father, tlie son grew to manhood and began hie business life. After 
several ventures in other directions he made insurance his principal 
business. His choice will not seem strange if we bear in mind that 
Hartford is pre-eminently an insurance city. He removed to Phila- 
delphia in the early part of his business career, and there for many 
years was manager of the American and Foreign Fire Insurance 
Company, retiring from business in 1892 in somewhat impaired 
health. His active life did not make him notoriously rich, but en- 
abled him to retire with a satisfactory competence, which couJd not 
have been placed in better hands. He had also gained and kept the 
respect and confidence of his fellow men. 

The Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Allen was a member, 
honored hiTii with the office of elder, and made him a director in its 
Boai-d of ilinisterial Relief, and in many other ways showed its 
trust in him. He was a member of the following societies, holding 
office in most of them : New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety (life member), Connecticut Historical Society (life member), 
Pennsylvania Historical Society, New Hampshire Historical Society, 
Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society of ilayflower Descend- 
ants, Society of Sons of the Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars, 
and the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. 

Sir. Allen was an enthusiastic genealogist, but utterly refused to 
accept imsupported assertions and vain traditions, demanding chap- 
ter and verse from the record ; or, failing that, he would only accept 
such evidence as seemed satisfactory to him, regardless of what oth- 
ers had asserted. This characteristic came out strongly in his long 
and expensive search for the facts as to Samuel Allen of Windsor, 
who died there and was buried 28 April 1648, and about whom 
many incorrect things had been stated and printed. The latest and 
best results of this search can be foimd in Orrin Peer Allen's " De- 
scendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn.," published in 1907 
and dedicated to the subject of this memoir. 

His best gift to the genealogical world is his documentary '' His- 
tory of Enfield, Conn.," in three volumes. No other town, except 
Boston, has in print a record so extensive and complete. It is not 
a narrative history but a literal transcript of the records. He also 
inserted in this work, as an introduction, the crude eftbrt of John C. 
Pease to write a history of Enfield. This history also contains fifty- 
eight pages on the almost forgotten Strict Congregational or Separate 
Church of New England, from documents that are rare and practi- 
caUv inaccessible, but which be collected or transcribed with much 
patient labor. It is perhaps the best accoimt of the principles of this 
church to be found in print. 

~^h:. Allen's whole life was correct and honorable, and his death 
leaves a large place to be filled. He was a kind-hearted, public- 
spu'ited, Cln-istian gentleman. The world has need of such. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 205 


Bj Henht Eenest Woods, A.M., of Boston 
[Continued from page 154] 

57. William^ Woods {Amos* Amos,^ Thomas,' Samuel '), bom at Groton 

17 Aug. 1782, died at Lowell, Mass., 12 Mar. 1859. 

He married first at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.), 29 Nov. 
1808, Betset Sprake, or Spragde, born about 1787, died at 
Nashua 20 Nov. 1852, aged 65, whose parentage is not known : and 
secondly at Nashua, 2 Mar. 1854, Sallt Fletcher, bom at Al- 
stead, N. H., 3 Feb. 1792, died at Nashua 1 Jan. 1868, daughter of 
Peter and Salij- (Piper) of Alstead. 

Children by iirst wife, all but the fourth born at Dunstable 
(Nashua) : 

i. WiuJAM,' b. 6 Oct. 1809. 

ii. LOCTSA, b. 13 Aug. 1811 ; d. unm. 10 Aug. 1832. 

ill. Samukl, b. 2 Mar. 1813. 

iv. DAvnn, b. at Derry, Vt., 2 Nov. 1814. 

v. Fllindia, b. 27 Dec. 1819; m. at Tyngsborough, Mass., 26 Aug. 
1841, Charles Stevens of Lowell, Mass. 

vi. Mary Weld, b. 27 May 1821. 

vii. Julia Ann, b. fi Aug. 1823. 

viii. Amos, b. 29 Sept. 1825. 

ix. Elvtna, b. 10 June 1828. 

s. Sarah Ann, b. 8 Feb., d. 20 Aug., 1832. 

58. Jesse* Woods {Amos,* Amos,' Thomas,' SamueP), said to have been 

bom at Groton, died at Bennington, N. H., but the dates are not 
recorded. He also resided at New Boston and Hancock, N. H. 

He married, date and place not found, Esther Bortt, born at 
Andover, Mass., 11 Oct. 1808, died at Bennington 20 Dec. 1876, 
daughter of Warren and Esther (Burtt) of Andover and Hancock. 

Children, all born at Hancock : 
1. Walter Dana,' b. 11 Dec. 1829 ; m. 15 Apr. 185C, Josephine Sylvia 

Whittemore; d. 16 Apr. 1905. 
ii. Ann- Jane, b. 19 May 1832; m. 21 Oct. 1851, Willlui Cusnnxs 

Wood of Bennington, and Ayer, Mass. ; d. 12 Feb. 18G3. 
iii. Eben Francis, b. 14 Oct. 1834 ; m. in 1855, Mary Frank Bcllap.d 
of Antrim, N. H. ; d. 22 June 1907. 

59. Dea. David^ Woods {Amos,* Amos,' Thomas,' SamueP), bom at 

Dunstable, Mass., 28 Oct. 1797, died at Gardner, Mass., 21 June 
1875. He resided at Hancock, N. H., Lowell, Mass., and Concord, 
Minn., and is buried at Concord. 

He married at Hancock, 31 Jan. 1828, Mart Brooks, born 
there 10 Feb. 1802, died at Concord 7 Oct. 1867, daughter of Lieut. 
John and Betsey (Woods, 32, iii) of Hollis and Hancock. 

Children, all born at Hancock : 
i. D.wrD Langdon,« b. 31 Mar. 1829; m. 17 June 1855, Sarah B. 

Little of Castine, Me. ; living at Concord, Minn, 
ii. Addison Brooks, b. 27 Nov. 1830; m. 22 Aug. 1857, Louisa M. 
Stearns ; living at Wasioja, Minn. 

206 Woods Family of Gmton, Mass. [Jiily 

iii. WiLLAUD Sherman, b. 9 Oct. 1837: d. unm. in Minn. — May 1861. 
iv. Charles Colcord, b. 25 Mar. 1843; d. unm. in Minn. — Nov. 1S67. 

60. JOH.N* Woods {Ebenezer* NathanieU Nathaniel,'' Samuen), bom at 

Pepperell, IVIass., 28 Oct. 1761, died at "Windsor, Vt., 21 Oct. 1810. 
He married at AVindsor, 10 Oct. 1781, Abigail Ely, born at 
West Springfield, Mass., 14 Dec. 1762, died at Passumpsic, Vt., 
21 Jan. 1849, daughter of Joel and Thankful (Leonard) of West 
Springfield and Windsor. 

Children, the first three bom at Windsor, the fifth at Bamet, Vt., 
and the others at Passumpsic : 

i. Abigail,* b. 6 Apr. 1782 ; d. unm. at Windsor 24 June 1808. 
ii. John, b. 6 May 1783 ; m. 12 Mar. 1808. SIks. Elanthan (Ives) 

Stevens ; d. at Passumpsic 30 Dec. 1842. 
iii. Solomon, b. 27 Aug. 1784; d. unm. 

iv. LcCT, b. 12 Aug. 1786 ; m. 2 Sept. 1802, Jerreb Kfvd«t.t. of New- 
port, Vt. ; d. at Newport 29 Mar. 1868. 
V. Ebexezer, b. 23 Nov. 1787 ; m. at St. Johnsbnry, Vt., 9 Apr. 1812, 

Lkttice Bakker ; d. at Barnet 3 Oct. 1872. 
vi. Samson, b. 15 Oct. 1789 ; m. at St. Johnsbnry, 31 Mar. 1818, Haxnah 

Bkown Shorey ; d. at Passumpsic 10 Mar. 1863. 
vii. Betsey, b. 7 June, d. 11 Sept., 1791. 
Tiii. Frederick Bakron Trenck, b. 10 Aug. 1792 ; m. at Bamet, 4 Dec 

1817, Asexath Harvey; d. at Passumpsic 19 Feb. 1845. 
is. Elsie, b. 25 May 1794; m. Joseph Hazeltos; d. at Plattsbnrgh, 

N. Y., 25 Feb. 1873. 
TC. Leonard, b. 17 Mar. 1796; m. at Bamet, 21 Dec. 1817, Eiinice 

Stevexs ; d. at Passumpsic 16 Frf). 1843. 
xi. Fa>->-y, b. 2 Feb. 1798; m. at Psssumpsic, 7 Jan. 1829, Miles 

Shorey ; d. at Passumpsic 11 July 1867. 
xii. Sophia, b. 2 Sept. 1800; m. at Passampsic, in 1827, SAiiTTEL Peck; 

d. at Passumpsic 16 Mar. 1875. 
xiii. Riley Chapd,-, b. 1 1 Nov. 1802 ; m. at Passumpsic, 27 Jan. 1829, 
Ltdia Thceston ; d. at Passumpsic 3 Feb, 1880. 

61. Daniel* Woods {Menezer* Nathaniel* Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at 

PeppereU, Mass^ 16 Apr. 1764, died at Windsor, Vt., 25 Mar. 1842. 

He married first at Windsor, 6 Sept. 178.3, Rdhama Ely, bom 

at AVest Springfield, Mass., 16 Dec. 1765, died at Windsor 27 Dec. 

1806, daughter of Joel and Thankful (Leonard) of West Springfield 

and Windsor ; and secondly Esther , whose parentage and 

date and place of marriage and death have not been found. 

Children by first wife, all born at Windsor : 
i. Clarissa,'' b. 17 Dec. 1783 ; m. 5 Sept. 1804, Thosias Kichabds of 

Lisle, N. Y. ; d. at Fannersville, N. Y., 4 Feb. 1853. 
ii. Sally, b. 22 Jan. 1785 : d. unm. — Nov. 1806. 
iii. Lucy, b. 17 Jan. 1788; m. 8 Dec. 1808, Calvln Leavens; d. at 

Koshford, N. Y., 17 Aug. 1860. 
iv. Lal-ra, b. 14 Feb. 1791 ; m. at Rushford, 2 Aug. 1818, David Board; 

d. at Rushford 20 Feb. 1869. 
V. Da>tel. b. 2 Aug. 1792 ; m. at Rushibrd, — Feb. 1810, Laura Wil- 
son ; d. at Rushford 25 Mar. 1848. 
vi. Ely. b. 6 Mav 1794; m. at Rushford. 31 Mar. 1818, Nancy Gabey; 

d. at Rushford 23 Feb. 1879. 
vii. Riley, b. 15 Nov. 1798; m. at Chesier, Vt., 1 Nov. 1822, Abigail 

Heald; d. at Rushford 13 Oct. 187";. 
viii. WnoJAM, b. 18 Dec. 1800 ; ni. (1) at Weathersfield, Vt., — June 1824, 

Rosamund Farwell; m. (2) — Sept. 1853, Phtluba Peck; d. at 

FranklinvUle, N. Y.. 16 Sept. 1867. 
i^:. Maly, or Maila, b. 10 Nov. 1802 ; d. trnm. at Rushford 11 Mar. 1875 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 207 

s. Albert, b. 5 Apr. 1.K4; m. (1) at Windsor, 2 Apr. 1825, Betsey 
Kexd.u-L: m. (2) at Rushford, — Jan. 182!l, Esiily Li-man (di- 
vorced) ; ni. (3) at Rocliester, N. T., in 183G, Abigail McCord 
HAGA.M.1X; d. at Quincy, Mich., 10 Oct. 1850. 

xi LonSA, b. 26 Mar. 1806 ; d. unm. at Rushford 21 May 1870. 

62. Daniel^ Woods (Oliver,* Nathaniel,^ Nalhaniel,'^ SamueP) was born 

at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 15 Feb. 1760. The records of 
his and his ^vife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 30 July 1782, Rebecca 
Lund, born there 1-5 jNIar. 1757, daughter of WUliam and Sarah 
of DuiLStable (Nashua). 

Children, all born at Dunstable (Nashua) : 
i. Rebecca, « b. 15 Mar. 1783. 
ii. Oliv-er, b. 2 Sept. 1785. 
iii. Sap.ah, b. 3 July 1787. 

63. Ebexezer' Woods (Oliver,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'^ SamueP) was 

bom at Dunstable (now Na.shua, N. H.) 13 June 1762. The 

records of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 12 Dec. 1782, Mart Hunt, 

bom there 25 Nov. 1763, daughter of William and Mary (Hardy) 

of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all bom at Dunstable (Nashua) : 
h Ebexezer.'' b. 12 July 1785. 
11. Willi-OI Huxt, b. 13 Nov. 1787. 
iii. Jonathan, b. 3 May 1794. 
IT. Ls.AAC. b. 11 Sept. 1797. 
V. Hepzibah Hunt, b. 22 Oct. 1799. 

64. Ben,tamin° Woods (Oliver,* Nathaniel.'' Nathaniel,'^ Samuel^) was 

t-om at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 4 May 1767. The records 
of his and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 3 Sept. 1787, Barthiah 
Tatlor, bom there 25 Oct. 1766, daughter of Benjamin and 
Martha of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all bom at Dunstable (Nashua) : 
i. Bexjajun.* b. 15 Nov. 1792. 
it PEK>rELLi. b. 30 Nov. 1794. 
il:. Olivee, b. 19 Feb. 1796 ; d. at Manchester, N. H., C Jan. 1865. 

65. JOHS'^ Woods (Oliver,* Xathaniel,' Nathaniel,'' Sa77iueP) was born 

a.: Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 12 June 1770. The records of 
Lis and his wife's death have not been found. 

He married at Dunstable (Nashua), 22 Jan. 1795, Mary Smith, 
bjm there 8 Oct. 1770, daughter of Benjamin and Johannah (Lund) 
of Dunstable (Nashua). 

Children, all bom at Dunstable (Nashua) : 
i. Maey,* b. 7 Jan. 1796. 
ii. Sajsah. b. 13 Apr. 1797. 
iii John. b. 11 Mar. 1799. 
iv- Johannah. b. 8 July 1801. 
V. Jane Sjoth. b. 2-' Jan. 1807. 

66. JoHy French" Woods (Nathaiiiel,* Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,^ SamueP), 

h:m at Groton 9 Aug. 175G, died at Farmmgton, Me., 3 Oct. 1818. 
Hi served m the Revolu;ion. 

208 Woods Family of Groton, 3Iasg. [July 

He married at Groton, 15 Oct. 1778, Mrs. Mart (Buttkrfield) 
Parker, bom at Dunstable, Mass., 3 Oct. 1748. liied at Farmington 
16 Oct. 1844, daughter of Ebenezer and Alice (Taylor) of Dun- 
stable, and widow of Peter, Jr., of Groton. 

Children, all bom at Groton except the last : 
i. Luci>T)A.' b. 26 June 1780; m. at Farmington, 10 Feb. ISOl, David 

Morwll; d. 1 Oct. 1857. 
li. John Frenxh. b. II Sept. 1783; m. at Farmington, In 1806, Eliza- 
beth Ad.vms : d. 5 Mav 1865. 
iii. Alice TiYLOR, b. 30 Aug. 1786; m. at Farmington, 28 Mar. 1805, 

John Goitld ; d. 25 Oct. 1859. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. at Sandy River (now Farmington) 14 Dec. 1789 ; 
ra. (1) at Farmington', 15 Oct. 1811, Hannah Adams; m. (2) 18 
July 1811, Mrs. Lurana (Morrill) Weathern; m. (3) Mrs. 
JIabt Moore (Craig) Fellows ; d. 26 May 1?S5. 

67. Peter' Woods (Nathaniel,* Naihaniel* Nathaniel,"- SamueP) was 

born at Groton 29 May 1763. The records of his and his wife's 

death have not been found. He resided at Pepperell, Mass., and 

Hollis, N. H. 

He married, intention recorded at Pepperell 17 Oct. 1786, Patty 

Reed, bom at Hollis 12 Nov. 1767, daughter of Capt. William and 

Priscilla (Emery) of HoUis. 

Children, all bom at Hollis : 
i. Pattt,« b. 1 Mar. 1787. 
ii. Peter, b. 9 Apr. 1789. 
iii. Alice, b. 24 Sept. 1791. 
iv. Samuel, b. 27 Mar. 1793. 
V. Mart, b. 3 Apr. 1795. 
vi. Lucretia. b. 24 Dec. 1796. 
vU. <M P., b. 27 Oct. 1798. 
viU. Priscilla, b. 14 Nov. 1800. 
ix. Jeremiah, b. 22 July 1803. 
X. Luther, b. 30 Mar. 1805. 

68. Ebee' Woods (John,* John,* Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom at Groton 

27 June 1774, died there 9 Nov. 1845. 

He married at Groton, 8 Aug. 1793, Nancy Fletcher, born at 
Westford, Mass., 2 Sept. 1772, who survived him, daughter of Eze- 
kiel and Bridget (Parker) of Westford. 

Children, all bom at Groton : 
i. Nanct,« b. 21 Dec. 1793 ; m. Winslow Snell ; d. — Nov. 1823. 
li. Eber, b. 18 Sept. 1795; m. 7 Apr. 1825, Doecas V. Brown of 

Tewksbory ; d. — Sept. 1873. 
iii. Achsah, b. 17 June 1798 ; m. 3 Jan. 1821, 'William Hinckley of 

Chelsea. Mass. ; d. at Qnincv, Mass., 7 Apr. 1864. 
iv. Wilder, b. 6 Mar. 1801 ; d. unm. 28 June 1872. 
V. KuFUs, b. 26 Feb. 1803 ; d. in 1878. 
vi. Harriet, b. 12 Aug. 1805; m. 10 Feb. 1828, as liis second wife. 

Win-slow Snell (see i). 
vii. Miranda, b. 5 Apr. 1807; m. Horace Bacon. 
viii. Zebedee, b. 9 Apr. 1810. 
ix. Laura, b. 4 Mar. 1814; m. at Lowell, Mass., 2 Aug. 1835, Asdrew 

Johnson Parker; d. 16 Sept. 1844. 
X. Eliphalet. b. 6 Apr. 1818 ; m. 11 Apr. 1844, Relief NurnNG ; d. 26 
July 1896. 

69. John' Woods (John,* John,' Nathaniel,' Samuel^), born at Groton 

31 July 1776, moved to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he died. 

1910] Woods Family of Oroton, Mass. 20^* 

He married at Groton, 20 Feb. 1804, Betsey Far.vsworth. 
I born there 25 Sej5t. 1777, died at Brooklyn 13 Dec. 185y, daughter 

I of Ezra, Jr., and Betsey (Sheple) of Groton. 

Children, all born at Groton : 
j i. Eliza, « b. 5 Apr. 1805. 

ii. Ck.U!les, b. 1 Feb. 1807. 
I iii. Harriet, b. 15 Feb. 1809. 

iv. William Farnsworth, b. 7 May 1811. 
I V. George Goodhue, b. 24 July 1813. 

j vi. Frederic Augustus, b. 24 June 1815. 

vii. Francis Gilbert, b. 29 Nov. 1817. 

viii. Lucy Akn, b. 30 Sept., d. 14 Nov., 1820. 

70. David' Woods (David* John* Nathaniel,"^ SamueP), born at Groton 
■ 25 Apr. 1771, died at Fredonia, Ohio, 19 Oct. 1848. He also lived 
; at Hollis, N. H., and Westford, Vt. 

He married at Hollis, 15 June 1798, Patty, or Martha, 
Brooks, born there 23 Aug. 1776, died at Fredonia 20 June 1828 
! (another record 1830), daughter of Capt. William and Abigail 

; (Kemp) of Hollis. 

Children, the first three born at Hollis, the last at Fredonia, and 
the others at Westford : 
I i. Louisa,' b. 8 Dec. 1798; m. Charles Sawyer; d. in 1831. 

[ ii. David, b. 15 Oct. 1800; m. at Granville, Ohio, Lucetta Shepherd- 

; SON; lived in Michigan, and at Pioneer, Ohio. 

j iii. Leonard Brooks, b. 12 Sept. 1802; m. Mary S.mith; d. in 1865. 

I iv. CAi,-\TN,b. 28 Aug. 1804; m. (1) inl829, Cordelia Thurston; m. (2) 

I 5 Sept. 18C5, Mrs. Sarah Rosetta (Thurston) Campbell; lived 

I at Homer, Ohio, and Marshalltown, la. ; d. — Aug. 1873. 

V. Luther, b. 18 Sept. 1806; m. Harriet Lo\t,land. 
1 vi. GAitDNER, b. 28 May 1808; m. in Licking Co., Ohio, Abigail Shep- 


vii. John, b. 19 June 1811 ; m. Caroline Brown; lived in Indiana. 

viii. Harriet, b. 28 May 1813; m. George Duden; lived in California. 
I ix. Clarissa, b. 13 June 1816; d. unm. 

I X. Laura, b. 25 Sept. 1818; m. Thomas Pease; lived in Licking Co., 


71. William Learned' Woods (David,* John,* Nathaniel,^ SamueP), 
bom at Groton 7 Jan. 1776, died at Henniker, N. H., 29 Mar. 
1847. He also lived a short time at Deering, N. H. 

He married at Hdlsborough, N. H., 27 July 1806, Betsey 
Ddtton, born there 11 Apr. 1783, died at Henniker 31 Oct. 1849, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Spaulding) of Hillsborough. 
Children, all born at Henniker : 

i. Frederick,' b. 10 Sept. 1806; m. (1) ; m. (2) 30 Jan. 

1844, Mrs. Lucy (Marsh) Stuart; ra. (3) Caroijne : lived 

at White Pigeon, Mich. ; d. 5 Feb. 1897. 
ii. Maria, b. 21 Jan. 1808 ; m. IG Mar. 1830, David Nelson Pattep^on ; 

d. 10 May 1873. 
iii. Duttox, b. 19 Oct. 1809; m. (1) 21 Dec. 1837, Hannah Leslie 
Chase; m. (2) 9 May 1848, Maria Peabody; lived at Concord, 
N. H. ; d. 2 May 1884" 
iv. Fidelia, b. 11 Dec. 1811; m. 12 Jan. 1835, Frederick Whttney; 

d. 2 June 1857. 
V. Jeanette, b. 12 Oct. 1814 ; m. 7 May 1840, as his second wife, Jesse 

Webster; d. 10 Mar. 1847. 
vi. LoviLLA, b. 26 June 1816 ; m. — Sept. 1847, as his third wife, Jesse 
Webster (see v) ; d. 4 May 1893. 

210 Woods Familii of Groton, Mass. [July 

vli. JrLiANA, or Jclia A>->-, b. 1 Oct. 1^18 ; m. 5 Sept. 1848, as his second 

wife, Gei-kge \VrLxiA.M Pattersiin; lived at Lowell, Mass. ; d. 9 

AU2. 1854. 
Till. BEXJA>n>' FEA>Tai>-. b. S Aug. 1>20; m. at Acworth, N. H., Jane 

MuEDOCK: lived at West Cambridge (now Arlington), Mass.; 

d. 1-) July 1S93. 
Is. WiLUAM Lewis Lawrence, b. 17 Jime 1823; m. at Rochester, K. Y., 

29 Sept. 1S60, T. mn s Watson : lived at Port Hope, Can. ; d. 10 

Xov. 1900. 
X. George ArcrsTcs, b. 29 July 182C : m. (1) Mary Elizabkth WmT- 

ney; m. (2) 9 JuIt 1>.36, Livonia Smith; lived at Port Hope, 

Can., and Arlington, Mass. ; d. at Port Hope 28 May 1902. 

72. Ezra" Woods {David* John? Nalhaniel,'^ SamueP), born at Groton 

1-2 Jan. 1778, died at Antrim, N. H., 6 Nov. 1866. He also lived 
at Deering, HiUsborougli. and Hancock, N. H. The record of his 
marriage, and date of his wife's death, have not been found. 

He married Abigail Lton, bom at Deering 31 Jan. 1779, 
daughter of John and Eleoner of Deering. 

Children : 

I. iBAii.'b. at Deering 23 Mav 1800; m. —June 1826, Laura Flct; 

d. at Washington, X. H.. 31 May 1891. 

II. ILiKT, b. at Deering 27 June 1802." 

iii. David, b. at Hillsborongh 8 May 1804 ; m, at Hollis, N. H., 22 Dec. 
1831. Esther Wheeler. 

Iv. WiLLLOt Learned, b. at Hillsborough 15 Mar. 180G ; m. at Washing- 
ton, X. H., 26 Nov. 1830. Adeline B. Jones; lived at Unity, N. H. 

V. Charlotte. 

vi. LAOtA F. 

vli. Caroline E. 

Tiii. Oltte. 

73. Emerson* Woods (David* John,* Nmhaniel^ Samuel'), bom at 

Groton 21 Mar. 1783, died at Hillslwrough, N. H., 10 July 1862. 

He married first at Deering, N. H., 23 Dec. 1807, Sally 
Greesleaf, bom there 24 Nov. 1786, death record not found, 
daughter of Israel and Sally of Deering ; and secondly at Hills- 
borough, 16 Mar. 1825, Lois Richardson, born 16 Mar. 1807, 
died at Hillsborough 7 Dec. 1858, daughter of Thomas. 

Children by second wife, all but the third born at Deering : 
i. Sarah Rosisa.' b. 6 Dec. 1829 ; m. at Hillsborough, 10 Oct. 1854, 

Mark J. SPirLDESO. 
ii. Alfred Harvey, b. 24 Jan. 1831; d. unm. at KnoxvUle, Tenn., 

3 Nov. 1862. 
Hi. Clarissa Ajiasda, b. at Hillsborough 21 May 1832 ; d. 28 Feb. 1838. 
iv. Imri Van Bi-ren, b. 28 Feb. 1838. 

V. Mahala Frances, b. 5 July 1839; m. (1) at Nashua, N. H., 20 July 
1>59. .ArorsTcs Johnson: m. (2) at Hillsborough, John Foote; 
d. at HiUsbr.rough 18 Sept. 1890. 
vi. Ziba Sth-LMajn. b. 29 Oct. 1S14 ; m. at Manchester, N. H., 18 May 
1889, Kate Bates. 

74. Col. Ziba^ Woods (David,* John,^ Nathaniel,'^ SamueP), born at 

Groton 22 Feb. 1787, died at Monmouth, Ohio, 4 Aug. 1869. He 
also resided at Deering, N. H., Burlington and Westford, Vt., and 
Gran\-ille, Ohio; served in the War of 1812, and later was a colonel 
of nulitia. 

He married at Swanton, Yt., in 1813, Harriet M. Smith, 
died at Monmonth 4 Aug. 1S74, daughter of Orange and Lucy 
(Allen) of Swanton. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 211 

ChilcL'-en, the first bom at Burlington, the last at Granville, and 
the others at 'Weitford : 
i. Lauej. A>,-x,« b. 23 Jan. 1815; m. 9 May 1832, Willloi D. Rice; 

lived at Westford and Winooski, Vt. ; A. at Burlington 7 Mar. 

a. HiBAM S>nTH, b. 6 Pec. 1S16; m. at Madison, Ind., 13 July 1854, 

EinxrxE Wn-sox; lired at Alliance, Cal. 
iii. LuCT Mandaxa. b. 17 Mav 1819; d. 24 Sept. 1820. 
iv. Lucy JUxdana. b. 24 Mar. 1821. 
T. Hema^; Allen, b. 28 Oct. 1823. 

vi. Sar.ah Rosaltha. b. 2 May 1826 ; m. Moore ; d. in 18C1. 

vU. Harriet Maria, b. 6 Apr. 1834 ; m. (1) ; m. (2) 

; m. (3) at Sacramento, Cal., S. L. Richards. 

75. Col. Imri' Woods (David.* John,^ Nathaniel,^ SamueP), born at 

Groton 14 June 1789. died at Henniker, N. H., 10 Feb. 1868. He 
also live<l at Deering and Hillsborough, N. H. ; was a colonel of 
militia, and a member of the legislature of New Hampshire. 

He married at Henniker. 13 Sept. 1813, Hannah Patterson, 
born at Henniker 27 Aug. 1787, died there 22 July 1867, daughter 
of Alexander and Manr (Nelson) of Henniker. 

Children., the first hwrn at Deering, the second at Hillsborough, 
and the others at Henniker : 
i. Mart Melissa,* b. 7 Ang. 1814; m. 16 Apr. 1839, as his second wife, 

DA^^D Page PERErss of Manchester, N. H. ; d. 5 Dec. 1886. 
li. Lmri Xelsos, b. 23 Oct. 1815; m. at Rockport, Mass., 3 May 1845, 
Mabtetta Norwood ; lired at Rockport ; d. at Washington, D. C, 
22 Oct. 1855. 
Iii. Caroleve Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb. 1818; m. 25 Nov. 1841, Alonzo 

Patterson; d. 13 Nov. 1898. 
Iv. John Chase, b. 16 Jane 1820; m. 25 Sept. 1848, Susan Bowman 
Patterson of Mount Morris, N. Y. ; lived at Port Hope and Pat- 
terson. Can. ; d- 27 Jan. 1898. 
V. Maiua Swaixow, b. 2 Dec. 1822; m. at Port Hope, 6 June 1865, 

Henrt ADA.MS : d. 23 Jan. 1874. 
vi. Margaret Patterson, b. 24 Jan. 1825; d. unm. 10 June 1845. 
vii. Jajies HEB^T.Y, b. 23 Dec. 1826; d. unm. 26 June 1871. 
viii. Charles Henry, b. 10 Mar. 1831 ; m. 28 July 1857, Anna Angenora 
Matthews; d. 1 Oct. 1869. 

76. Jacob' Woods (Isaac,* Isaac,' Nathaniel,'^ Samuel^), born at Pep- 

perell, Mass., 20 Aug. 1770, died at Francestown, N. H., 22 May 

He married at Hollis, N. H.. 7 Dec. 1796, Lucy Powers, bom 
at Dunstable (now Nashua, N. H.) 24 June 1775, died at Frances- 
town 30 Apr. 1859, daughter of Jonathan and Susannah of Dun- 
stable (Nashua). 

Children, all bom at Francestown : 
1. LncY,« b. 28 Nov. 1797; m. 19 Jan. 1819, John Person of Frances 

town; d. at Nashua. N. H.. 3 Feb. 1S85. 
ii. Nancy, b. 29 Oct. 1799; m. 10 Apr. 1823, Ellis Leonard of Fox- 

boroush. Mass. ; d. at Mansfield, Mass., 8 Apr. 1863. 
Ul. Isaac, b. 16 July 1801 ; m. 8 Aug. 1826, Mary W. He.aley of Wash- 
ington. N. H. ; d. at Lowell. Mass., 18 Apr. 1889. 
iv. Nehzmiah. b. 9 Apr. 1S03 ; m. (1) Eunice Parker of Greenfield, 
N. H.: m. (2) 25 Oct. 18.>3. Frances B. Wheeler of Nashua, 
N. H.; d. at Suncook. N. H.. 3 Nov. 1882. 
V. Sai-ly, b. 2r Mar. Ifl^i7 : m. 12 Feb. 1829, A.masa Pratt of Mansfield, 

Mass ; d. at Mansfield 4 Mar. 1876. 
vi. Rebecca, b. 26 Nov. 180S; m. 22 Jan. 1823, John Staruett. 

212 Woods Family of Groton, Mass. [July 

Tii. Joseph (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1811; m. Lydia Hodgman: d. at Foi- 

borough, Mass., 17 Oct. 1889. 
viii. Mary (twin), b. 21 Feb. 1811 ; m. French Ketes; d. at Ashlaxi, 

N. H., 18 Dec. 1852. 
is. Jacob, b. 26 Mar. 1813; m. (1) at Deerfleld, N. H., 16 Sept. IBU. 

Ci-NTHIA K. RowELL of AllenstowD, N. H.; m. (2) 3 Jan. 18m. 

Mns. Sar.ah Ann (Majkrson) Dixon of La^Trence, Mass.; lived 

at Concord, N. H. 
X. Clarissa, b. 30 Dec. 1816; m. 1 Aug. 1839, Forbes Pratt of Mani- 

fleld, Mass. 

77. James^ Woods {Isaac* Isaac,* Nathaniel,^ SamueP), born at Pep- 

perell, Mass., 1 June 1772, died at Stoddard, N. H., 21 July 1831. 

He married at Groton, 16 Sept. 1798, Polly, or Mary. Capell. 

born at Watertown, Mass., 22 Jan. 1777, died at Walpole, Mass.^ 

28 Mar. 1844, daughter of John and Mary (Perkins) of Groton. 

Children, the first seven bom at Pepperell, the others at Stoddard : 
i. Mary,« b. 20 May 1799 ; d. unm. 10 May 1863. 
ii. James Capeu.. b. 5 Mar. 1801 ; m. at Medfleld, Mass., 22 Aug. 1825. 

Lucy Smith ; lived at Dedham and Walpole, Mass. ; d. at Walpole 

9 Sept. 1855. 
iU. Matilda, b. 24 Oct. 1802 ; m. (1) (int. rec. at Dedham 2 Sept. 1822) 

Benjamin Fisher, 2d. ; m. (2) Sessions of Alabama ; d. at 

Boston, Mass., 26 Mar. 1855. 
iv. Charles, b. 20 July 1804 ; m. (1) at Dedham, 28 Oct. 1829, Emelink 

Mary Sumner ; m. (2) ; lived at Dedham ; d. — JuIt 

V. Augustus, b. 3 July 1806; m. Eliza Snow; lived at Providence. 

E. I. ; d. there, 
vi. Eliza Ann, b. 19 Mar. 1808 ; m. John Moulton of Tamworth, N. H. ; 

d. at Tamworth. 
vu. George, b. 8 Dec. 1809; m. (int. rec. at Dedham 25 July 1830) 

Elizabeth Ann Jackman ; lived at Dedham, and Pelham, N. H. : 

d. at Pelham. 
viii. Samuel, b. 4 Aug. 1812 ; m. at Walpole, Mass., 20 Sept. 1833, Dlana 

Lowell of Lempster, N. H. ; lived at Cambridge and Medfleld. 

Mass. ; d. at Medfleld 11 Oct. 1897. 
is. WiLLLAM, b. 11 Apr. 1814; d. unm. in Minnesota 21 Feb. 1836. 
X. Nancy C, b. 10 Jan. 1816; d. 21 Sept. 1818. 
xi. John, b. 13 Feb. 1818 ; m. at Boston, Mass., 5 Dec. 1839, Abby Ann 

Fessenden of Providence, R. I. ; lived at Boston and SomerviUe, 

Mass. ; d. at Somerville 3 Feb. 1907. 
xu. Caroline, b. 17 Oct. 1820 ; m. Gilbert Sheldon ; d. at Providence, 


78. Ens. Jonas' Woods {Nehemiah* Isaac * Nathaniel,^ Samuel^), bom 
at Mollis, N. H., 4 Sept. 1759, died at Nashua, N. H., 25 Nov. 
1847. He served in the Revolution, and later was an ensign of 

He married at Hollis, 26 Apr. 1781, Lydia Hobart, bora there 
24 Feb. 1760, death record not found, daughter of Jonathan and 
Lydia of Hollis. 

Children, all born at Hollis : 
i. JoNAS,« b. 22 Feb. 1782; m. (1) 3 June 1811, Patty Hubert; m. (2) 

— Aug. 1820, Dorcas Killicutt; d. 26 Sept. 1869. 
ii. Lydia, b. 31 Aug. 1784. Perhaps she m. at Mason, N. H., 27 Mar. 

1806, Thomas Jaquith of HoUis. 
iii. Sarah, b. 8 Feb. 1787; m. Elijah Leach. 

iv. Isaac, b. 16 Feb. 1792 ; m. ; d. 26 Feb. 1874. His dau. 

Mary Ann' m. Nehemiah* Woods (80, viii). 
V. David, b. 21 July 1794; d. unm. at Nashua 14 Apr. 1845. 
vi. Asa, b. 20 Aug. 1796 ; m. Leighton. 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Mass. 

vU. Betsey, b. 8 June 1801 ; m. at Nashua, 4 Jan. 1827, Josiah W. Green 
of Dunstable. 

'9. Neheuiah^ Woods {Nehemiah* Isaac,^ Nathaniel^^ SamueP) is said 
to have lx?eu bom at Hollis, N. H., but the record of birth, and date 
and place of his and his wife's death, have not been found. He 
lived ~<Dme years at Lincoln, Mass. 

He married at Lincoln, 5 Apr. 1795, Mart Richardson, born 
at Watertown, Mass., 9 Aug. 1772, daughter of Edward and Abi- 
gail (Cheney) of ^Yate^town and Lincoln. 

Chiliiren, the first nine, and perhaps aU, born at Lincoln : 

i. WiiiiAM,* b. 26 Feb. 179G ; lived In Arkansas. 

ii. Maey, b. 14 June 1798 ; m. Jewell of Haverhill. 

ill. Sally, b. 20 Mar. 1800. 

iv. Nehemiah, b. 11 Feb. 1802. 

V. Betsy, or Elizabeth, b. 6 May 1804. 

vi. Edwabd (twin;, b. 20 May 1806 ; went South. 

vii. Mo5ES (twin), b. 20 May 1806 ; lived in Arkansas. 

Tiii. Gtdeon- p., b. 14 June 1808; d. 10 Jan. 1810. 

is. Geoege, d. 13 Aug. 1818, aged 6 j. 

s. Park, lived m Arkansas. 

si. jAiLES, Uved In Utah. 

xii. John, lived in Texas. , 

(0. Lieut. Ephraim' Woods (Nehemiah,* Isaac* Nathaniel,' SamueP), 
bom at HoUis, N. H., 11 Sept. 1771, died there 28 Mar. 1845. 

He married first at Mason, N. H., 20 Nov. 1796, Dorcas 
Jewell, born at Dunstable, Mass., 14 Sept. 1773, died at Hollis 
20 Jan. 1798, daughter of Benoni and Doroas (Hadlock) of Dun- 
stable ; and secondly at Hollis, 29 Jan. 1799, Eunice Wright, 
bom at HoUis 19 Mar. 1783, died there — Apr. 1866, daughter of 
Uriah and Eunice (Jewett) of HoUis. 

Children by second wife, all bom at Hollis : 
i. Ephratm,' b. 20 Dec. 1800; m. 3 May 1827, Mary Ajtn Cole of 

Beverly, Mass. ; d. at Salem, Mass., 29 Jan. 1871. 
ii. Eunice, b. 15 July 1802 ; d. 20 Dec. 1817. 

iii. Noah. b. 16 July 1804 ; m. Charlotte ; lived in Texas ; d. 26 

June 1861. 
iv. Uriah, b. 10 Apr. 1806; m. Luclsda Hale; lived at Augusta, Me.; 

d. 2 Feb. 186.8. 
V. WnJOAM, b. 7 Aug. 1807; m. Esther Tho>las. 
vi. Dorcas C., b. 17 July 1809; m. (1) at Dunstable (now Nashua), 
N. H., 14 July 1835,'Daniel Beard of Tewksbury, Mass. ; m. (2) 
Samuel Hamblett. 
vii. Aaeos, b. 4 May 1811; m. at New Boston, N. H., 22 Sept. 1837, 

L-iT>iA R. Wallace; d. at Nashua, N. H., 7 Nov. 1850. 
Tiii. Nehzmiah, b. 9 Apr. 1813; m. 25 Apr. 1847, Mary Ann Woods 

(setr 78, iv) ; d. at Nashua 16 May 1S68. 
is, Mary. b. 17 Mar. 1815 ; m. 28 Dec." 1836, George W. Parker ; d. at 

Salem. Mass.. 19 Mar. 1854. 
s. Fanny, b. 9 Mar. 1817; m. at Nashua, 17 Dec. 1838, Samuel Wal- 
lace of New Boston. N. H. ; lived iu Texas, 
xi. Leonard, b. 15 Mar. 1819 ; d. unin. 20 Dec. 1842. 
sJi. George, b. 30 July 1821; m. 4 July 1864, Lizzie Perley; d. at 

Spriiigfleld, Mass., 27 July 1898. 
xiii. Nancy, b. 29 Sept. 1823; m. in 1844, N. W. FOLSOM; lived at 

xiv. Sarah Jane, b. 19 Feb. 1826 ; m. 4 Jan. 1870, CoL. Joseph Stewart; 
lived at Columbus, Ohio. 

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228 Lists of Nev: England Soldiers [J^^y 


By Maht Ellex Bakee, B.A. 
[Continued from page 136] 

(3) LOCAL 

974.27 Merrill, J. L. History of Acworth [N. H.]..Acworth, 1869. 

Ac9 Soldiers of the dril war residents or natiTes of the town, p. 169— "1. 

974.28 Secomb, D. F. History of the town of Amherst, Hillsborough 

Am4 county, N. H. Concord, 1883. Soldiers and sailors of Amherst in 

the revolution, p. 403—7. Wmr of 1812, p. 411—13. Civil war, p. 421—4. 

974.28 Cochrane, W. R. History of the town of Antrim, N. H., from 
An8 its earliest settlement to June 27, 1877... Manchester, 1880. 

EevoluUon, p. 199—201. War of 1812, Mexican and civil, p. 206—11. 

974.24 Jewett, J. p. History of Bamstead...l727— 1872... Lowell, 

B26 1872. French war and the revolotion, p. 142. Soldiers of 1812, p. 142. Mexi- 

can war, p. 144. Rebellion, p. Xl»— 22. 

974.28 Bedford (I\f. H.). History...being statistics comp. on the occa- 
B391 sion of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town, 

May 19, 1860. Bost., 1851. EeroIutionarT Soldiers, p. 127-8. 

974.27 Hurd, D. H. ed. History of Merrimack and Belknap counties, 

qH93 N. H. Phil., 1885. Mmtary UaU under the names of the towns. 

974.27 Coffin, C : C. comp. History of Boscawen and Webster [N. H.] 
B65 from 1733— 1878... Concord, [N. H.] 1878. Eevointionary u«u. 

p. 249— «8. War of 1812, p. 269. avil war, p. 27*-8. 

974.27 Price, Ebenezer. Chronological register of Boscawen in the 
B652 county of Merrimack and state of N. 1820. Concord, 

1823. Boscawen soldiers, p. 104. 

974.23 Mnsgrove, R. W. Hist<Hy of the town of Bristol, Grafton 

B77 county, N. H. 2 vols. Bristol, 1904. New Chester men in the 

revolution, vol. I, p. 180. Bristol men and men on the quota of Bristol daring 
the civU war, p. 200—25. 

974.28 Sawtelle, I. B. Oration delivered at the centennial celebration 
B79 in Brookline, N. H, Sept. 8, 1869. Fitchburg, Mass., 1869. 

Brookline men in N. H. or Mass. regiments and in the navv daring the rebellion, 
p. 38-40. 

974.23 Campton (N. H,). Centennial celebration of the town...Sept. 

C15 12,1867. Concord, 1868. Campion's roUofhonor,cirilwar,p. II--I8. 

974.26 Eaton, F. B> History of Candia, once known as Charmingfare... 

C16 Manchester, N. H., 1852. Soldiers of Candia who served at varlonj 

times during the revolution, p. 141 — 3. 

974.26 Moore, J. B. History of the town of Candia, Rockingham 
C161 county, N. H... Manchester, 1893. Bevoiution, p. 95— «. War of 

1812, p. 128. CivU war, short lists, p. 168-80. 

974.27 Saunderson, H : H. History of Charlestown, N. H., the old No. 

C38 4. 1876. Claremont, N. H., Cl876. Revolutionary patriots, p. 

642-3. War of 1812, p. 613. CivU war, p. 6»»— 8. 

974.26 Bell, C : Facts relatmg to the early history of Chester, N. H... 
0421 1720 until...l784. Concord, 1863. Listof soldiers of the revoluUon 

drafted from Chester, p. 52—4. 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 229 

974.26 Chase. B: History of old Chester from 1719— 1869. Auburn, 

C42 N. II., 1869. Eevolutionarr lisU and muster rolls, p. 371— 85. Civil war, 

366— lor. Covers several towns. 

973.765 IlazeltOD, G: 0. comp. Dedicatory proceedings of the soldiers' 
H33 monument at Chester, N. H., Aug. 22, 1904. [N. Y.] 1905. 

Officer- of Bell Post No. 74, G. A. K, (lUOl), p. 17. Names on the monument, 
p. K-5. 

973.3442 Waite, 0. F: R. Claremont war history, April 1861 to April 
Cl 1865 ; with sketches of N. H. regiments and a biographical in- 

dex of each Claremont soldier... Concord, 1868. Index; pref. 

974.27 Waite, 0. F: R. History of the towTi of Claremont, N. H... 
C54 1764—1894. Manchester, 1895. Revolutionary lists, p. 2.34-41. 

War of Ij 12, p. 243 — 1. Mexican war (one name), p. 245. Civil war, p. 280— 302. 

974.27 Bouton, .Vathaniel. History of Concord [N. H.]...1725— 1853... 

C741 Concord. 1856. Eevolutionarysoldlers, p. 751— 3. Soldiers who lived and 

died in Concord, p. 754. Soldiers in war of 1812, p. 755. 

974.27 Concord (X. 0.) — City history commission. History of Con- 
qC74 cord, N. H... 2 vols. Concord, 1903. Revolution, vol. i, p. 282— 3 

Civil war, vol. 1, p. 514—21. 

974.27 Wheeler, Edmund, ed. Croydon, N. H., 1866, proceedings at 
C881 the centenniaI...1866. Claremont, N. H., 1867. Croydon citizens 

in the revolution, war of 1812, and the rebellion, p. 160-2. 

974.26 Cogswell, E. C. History of Nottingham, Deerfield, and North- 

N84 wood... Manchester, 1878. Military record during the revolution, war 

of 1612, and the rebellion, p. 610—21. 

974.26 Parker, E : L. History of Londonderry, comprising the towns 
L84 of Deny and Londonderry, N. H... Bost, 1851. Soldiers from 

Londonderry in the army of the revolution from 1775 to 1783, p. 336—40. 

973.3442 Derbj", S : C. comp. Early Dublin, a list of the revolutionary 
D44 soldiers of Dublin, N. H... Columbus, Ohio, 1901. Has an in. 

dex of names, p. 33 — 4. 

974.29 [Leonard, L. W.] History of Dublin, N. H... Bost., 1855. 

D85 EevoluUonary war, p. 149. War of 1812, p. ISi. 

974.27 Stark, Caleb. History of the town of Dunbarton, Merrimack 
D91 county, N. H., 1751 — 1860. Concord, 1860. Soldiers from thii 

town in the revolution, war of 1812, and Mexican war, p. 269—70. 

974.27 Curtis, Jonathan. Topographical and historical sketch of 

Ep8 Epsom, N. H. Pittsfield, N. H., 1885. Names of Epsom men in 

the regular army during the revolution, with their rank when discharged, p. 12. 

974.26 Bell, C : H : History of the town of Exeter, N. H. Exeter, 

Ex3 1888. Exeter in the French and Indian wars, revolution, war of 1812, and 

civil war, various lists, p. 233—76. 

973.3442 Nason. Elias. Brief record of events in Exeter, N. H., during 
C the vear[s] 1861 — [63], together with the names of the soldiers 

of tliis town in the war. 3 vols. Exeter, 1862. 
974.29 Norton, J: F. History of Fitzwilliam, N. H., from 1752— 

F58 1887... N. Y., 1888. FitzwlUiam in the revolution, various lists, p. 

235-46. Civil war, p. 279-303. 

974.28 Cochrane, W. R., and Wood. G: F. Hktory of P'rancestown, 
F84 N. H., Apr. 1758— Jan. 1891... Nashua. N. H., 1895. Revo- 

lution, p. 26J— 4. War of 1812, p. 272. Civil war, p. i'73— 6. 

974.24 Lancaster, Daniel. History of Gilmanton... including what is 
G42 now GUford to the time when it was disannexed. GUmanton, 

1845. Pay roll of Capt. Wilson's company. Col. Stickney's regiment, Gen. 

Stark's brigade, July 22— Sept. 22, irTT, p. 90-1. 

230 Lists of Keic England Soldiers [July 

974.29 Hayward, Silranns. History of the towTi of GUium, N. H., 
qG42 from 1752 to 1879... Manchester, 1881. Giiaum in the revoiuUon, 

p. 36—9. War of 1812, p. 40. RebeUion, p. H—i. 

973.767 [Greenland (IV. H.).] (The) graves we decorate. Storer Post, 
F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H.. G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 
974.26 Hall. I»I. 0. Rambles about Greenland [N. H.] in rhyme. 

G84 Bost., 1900. Soldiers during the rebellion, p. 227. 

974.26 Noyes, H. E. Memorial of the town of Hampstead, N. H... 2 

H182 vols. Bost., 1899. war of I8I2, toI. l, p. 296. Civil war, vol. 1, p. 29«— 


974.26 Dow, Joseph. History of the town of Hampton, N. H...1638 — 

H181 1892... Salem, [Mass.] 1893. Hampton men in the Indian wais, 

reTolution, war of 18ia, and cirU war, Tarious Uats, p. 219— .120. 

974.26 Brown, Warren. History of the town of Hampton Falls, 
H183 N. H...1640— 1900. Manchester, 1900. Louisbarg expedition, p. 

240. Revolution, p. 243— 4. War of 1812, p. 250— L Mexican, p. 256. Civil w«r, 
p. 251—6. 

974.23 Bittinffer, J : Q. History of HaverhUl, N. H. Haverhill, 1888- 

H29 Haverhill soldiers in the several wars, p. 237—63. 

974.27 Cogswell, L. W. History of the town of Henniker, Merrimack 
H39 county, N. H... Concord, 1880. Eerointionary Hsu, p. i-i-S5. 

War of 1812, p. 196— 20O. Civil war, p. 214—24. 

974.28 Hard, D. H. ed. History of Hillsborough county, N. H. Phil., 

qH93 1885. Military lists given under the name of each town. 

974.28 Fox, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 
N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers &om that part of Dunstable which is now la 

N. H.,p.254-6. 

974.28 Worcester, S: T: History of the town of HoUis, N. H... 

H72 Bost., 1879. EevolnUonaryroUs, showing length of service, p. 203— «. Civil 

war lists, p. 221—6. 

974.27 Lord, C : C. Life and times in Hopkinton, N. H. Concord, 

H77 1890. Soldiers in the war of the rebelUon, p. 158—69. 

974.28 Fox, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 
N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tvngsborongh, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which ii now in 
N. H.,p. 254—6. 

974.29 Cutter, D. B. History of the town of Jaffrey, N. H...1749— 

J18 1880... Concord, N. H., 1881. Revolution, p. 137-8. War of 1812, 

p. 140. Mexican war, p. 140. Onl war, p. 141— t. 

974.29 GriflSn, S. G. History of the town of Keene [X. H.] 
K251 1875... Keene, 1904. capt. stue^'s companr, Aug. i, 1773, p. 193— 4. 

Keene in the civil war, brief history of refiments with lists of soldiers in each, 
p. 475—524. 

974.21 Somers, A. N. History of Lancaster. N. H... Concord, 1899. 

L2->1 *•<■•> in actual service in the French and Indian, revolutionary, 1812, and civQ 

wars, p. 553—60. 

974.28 Fox, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 
Nl7 Nashua, Nashville", HoUis, Hudson, Litchtifrld, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough. Mass. Nashua. 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now in 

N. H., p. 254— 6. 

1910] Zists of New England Soldiers 231 

974.23 Jackson, J, R. History of Littleton, K H. 3 vols. Cambridge, 

L731 Mass., 1905. soldiers in the various wars at some time resident in LitUe- 

ton. Members of Marshall Sanders Post No. 4S, G. A. R., p. 657—719. 

974.26 Parker, E: li. History of Londonderry, comprising the towns 
L84 of Derry and Londonderry, N. H... Best., 1851. Soldier- from 

LondondeVry in the array of the revolution from 1775 to 17S.3, p. 336—40. 

974.28 Donovan, D[ennis], and Woodward, J. A. Historv of the 
L991 town of Lyndeborough, N. H., 1735—1905... [Tufts college, 

Mass.] 1906. Revolution, p. I6I-206. Wars of 1812, p. 230— 1. Civil war, 
p. -ai-iX. 

974.28 [Olarkc, M. D.] Manchester, a brief record of its past and a 
M21 picture of its present... Manchester, 1875. Manchester soldiers in 

the civil war, p. 347—70. 

974.28 Gilniore, G : C. comp. Manchester men, soldiers and sailors in 
qM31 the civil war, 1861—66. Concord, N. H., 1898. 

974.28 Manchester (i\.H.) historic association. Collections. 1896— 
M313 date. Vol. 1 — date. Manchester 1897 — date. Capt. Moore's com- 
pany at the Battle of Bunker Hill, vol. 1, No. 1, p. 33— t. Charter membtra of 
the N. H. branch of the Society of the Cincinnati, vol. 1, No. 1, p. 67. 

974.29 Bemis, : A. History of the town of Marlborough, Cheshire 

M34 county, N. H... Bost., 1881. Revolutionary Ust*. p. 47-63. War of 

1812, p. 74-5. Rebellion, p. 164—7, 

974.28 lUason (i\. H.) Proceedings at the centennial celebration of the 
M381 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the town. ..1868, pre- 

pared for publication.. .by J : B. Hill. Bost., 1870. Ciru war 

soldiers, p. 106—11. 

974.28 Fox, <! : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 

N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that part of Dunstable which is now in 
N. H., p. 264—6. 

974.27 Hurd, D. H. ed. History of Merrimack and Belknap counties, 

qH93 N. H. Phil., 1885. Military HsU under the names of the towns. 

974.28 Ramsdell, G: A. ed. History of MUford... Concord [N. H.] 

M591 1901. Soldiers in the revolution, p. 58—9. Milford men in the cirU war. p. 

142—3. Members of G. A. K. Post, Oliver W. Lull, No. 11. 186S-94, p. 154-8. 
Soldiers, not members, living in the town in 1894, p. 158. 

974.28 Fox, C : J. History of the old township of Dunstable, including 

N17 Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, 

N. H., Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass. Nashua, 1846. 

List of revolutionary soldiers from that purt of Dunstable which is now in 
N. U.,p. 254— 6. 

974.28 Parker, E : E. ed. History of the city of Nashua, N. H., from 
qN17 the earliest settlement of Old Dunstable to...l895... Nashua, 

1897. Revolution, p. 2116—302. War of 1812, p. 304. Mexican, p. 307—8. 
Civil war, p. 334-92. 

974.28 Cosswell, E. C. History of New Boston, N. H... Bost., 1864. 

N42 Volunteers from New Boston in the war of the rebellion, p. 265. 

973.767 [Newcastle (Bl. H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 
FBI No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. K., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 
973.767 [Xewington (.V. H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 
F81 No. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 

232 Lists of Xeio England Soldiers [July 

ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth. 1907. 
974.28 [Kidder, Frederic, and Gould, A. i.] History of New Ipswich, 

qN43 froni...l73'i... Bost., 1852. Capt. Towne's companr to Aug. l, 1775, p. 

76. Capt. Pa.-i£er's company, Jaly 19, 1777, p. 96— 7. Additional list, p. IW. 

973.7442 Obear, Mrs. L. A. New Ipswich in the war of the rebellion, 
D what its men and women did... Worcester, 1898 [?]. Names of 

soldiers claimed by Ipswich, p. 66 — 71. 

974.27 [Lord, Mrs. M. B. (Borne).] HL=tory of the town of New 
N42 London, Merrimack county. N. H., n79 — 1899. Concord, 

1899. Ciril war soldiers, p. 417. 

974.27 Wheeler, Edmund. History of Newport, N. H., from 1766— 

N47 1878... Concord, 1879. SoMlera of the revelation, war of ISU, and 

ciril war, p. W— 36. 

974.26 COffSWeli, E. C. History of Nottingham, Deerfield and North- 

N84 wood... Manchester, 1878. Military record during the revolatlon, war 

of 1812, and the rebeUion, p. 610—21. 

974.23 Orford (Jf. H.) Centennial celebration of the town... Sept. 7, 

;r3 1865... Manchester, N. H., 1665[?]. Soldiers of Orford who served 

In the civU war, p. H.V- 4. 

974.27 Carter, iV. F., and Fowler, T. L. History of Pembroke, N. H., 

P36 1730—1895. 2 vols. Concord, 1895. Pembroke soldiers in th« 

revolation, vol. I, p. 1.W— 7. War of 1612, vol. 1, p. 169—70. Pembroke soldiers 
1*61—6, vol. 1, p. 210—23. 

974.27 Brown, D. A. History of Penacook, K H... Concord, 1902. 

P3 7 Penacook in the civU war , p. 239. 

974.28 Snitb, Albert. History of the town of Peterborough, Hills- 
P44 borough county, N. H... Bost., 1876. Eevoiution, p. iso— a. War 

of 1812, p. 158. Civil war, p. 16<^— 73. 

974.23 Stearns, E. S. History of Plymouth, N. H., 2 vols. Cam- 

P74 bridge, Mass., 1906. Soldiers of the civil war who were boru or at some 

time lived in Plymouth, voL 1, p. 506—34. 

973.767 [Portsmouth (S. H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, 

F81 Xo. 1., Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memo- 

rial day 1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and ad- 
ditional records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. 
Portsmouth, 1907. 

923.57 Foster, Joseph. Record of the soldiers, sailors, and marines... 

F81 buried in Portsmouth, N. H., and neighboring towns. ..who 

served.. .in the rebellion and previous wars. Portsmouth, 1893. 

Graves decorated, p. 5 — 10. Officers of the U. S. frig»te Raleigh, 1775, p. 61—4. 

927.26 Fnlionton, Jos[eph]. History of Raymond, N. H. Dover, 

R21 [N. H.] 1875. War record, 17M—:r«l, p. 133-4). 

974.29 Bassett, W : History of the town of Richmond, Cheshire county, 

R41 N. H... Bo5t., 18^4. short revolutionary Uits, p. 6>-6. War of 1812, 

p. 107— S, ll-i. CivU war, p. 211—13. 

974.29 Stearns, E. S. History of the town of Rindge, N. H...1736— 

R47 1S74... Bost-, 1875. various revolutionary liits, p. IDS— 64. CivU war 

soldiers, p. 3:6 — f, 321. 

974.25 McDuflee, Franklin. History of die' town of Rochester, N.H... 
R58 1722 — 1890, Silvanus' Havward... 2 vols. Manchester, 

1892. Revolutionary Uits, vol. 1, p. 56— 72- Civil war, vol. 1, p. 209— 33. 

974.26 Hurd, D. H. comp. History of Rockinirham and Strafford 

qH93 counties, N. H... Phil.. 1882. Military li.-ri under the names of the 

1910] Lists of New England Soldiers 233 

973.767 [Rye (IV. H.).] (The) graves we decorate, Storer Post, No. 1., 
F81 Dept. of N. H., G. A. R., [a list] prepared for memoria! day 

1907, with an apx. containing a list of graves and additional 
records prepared in 1893, comp. by Joseph Foster. Ports- 
mouth, 1907. 

974.26 Parsons, L. B. History of the town of Rye, N. H... Concord, 

R98 [N. H.] 1905. Eye in war times, French and Indian, revola:ion, war erf 

1812, and civil wars, p. 253—81. 

974.27 Dearborn, J : L. History of Salisbury, N. H... ed. by J. O. 

Sa3 Adams and H : P. Rolfe. Manchester, 1890. Boll at Bennington 

1777, p. 25'.l-60. War of 1812, p. 267. Civil war, p. 271— 5. 

974.24 Runnels, M. T. History of Sanbomton, N. H. 2 vols. Boat., 

Sao 1881 — 2. [vol. 1, 1882.] Sanbornton eoldiera in the revolntion, war 

of 1812, and civil war, several lists, vol. 1, p. 151—92. 

974.26 nurd, D. II. comp. History of Rockingham and Strafford 

qH93 counties, N. H... Phil., 1882. MUitary lists under the names of the 

974.27 ^Wadleigh, Erastus, and Worthen, Mrs. Augusta (Harvey). 

SnS y comp. History of Sutton, N. H... 2 vols. Concord, 1890. 

^^-^^ Civil war, vol. 1, p. 603—9, 511-21. Includes rosters of Robert Campbell Post 

974.29 Read, B: History of Swanzey, N. H., from 1734—1890. 

Sw2 Salem, 1892. Various revolutionary rolls and lists between p. 104 and 125. 

Civil war lists, p. 128-43. 

974.28 Blood, H : A, History of Temple, N. H. Best., 1860. Serena 

T24 revolntioniiry lists, p. 104—17. 

974.29 Stone, M. T. Historical sketch of the town of Trov, N. H... 

T751 1764—1897. Keene, [N. H.] 1897. Revolutionary soldiers, p. 88. 

Civil war, several lists, p. 207—26. 

974.27 Harriman, Walter. History of Warner, N. H., for 144 years... 

W24 1735 — 1879. Concord, 1879. Eevolutionary roll, p. 47»-*0. War 

of 1812, p. 483—6. Eebellion, p. 486-92. 

974.27 Washington (\. H.). History, from...l768— 1886. Claremont, 

W27 N. H., 1886. soldiers in the revolution, p. 155-6. War of 1S12. p. 165. 

Complete lists of Washington men who served in the rebellion, p. 22i — 4. 

974.28 Little, W: History of Weare, N. H., 1735-1888. Lowell, 

"W37 Mass., 1888. Revolutionary UsU, in footnotes, p. 192-245. Weare-i sol- 

diers in the civil war, arranged by regimcnU, in foot-notes, p. 4;3— 88. 

974.27 Coffin, C : C. comp. History of Boscawen and Webster [X. H.] 
B65 from 1733—1878... Concord, [N. H.] 1878. Bevoiutionar. Usu 

p. 249—68. War of 1812, p. 269. Civil war, p. 275-8. 

974.28 Livermore, A. A., and Putnam, Sewall. History of the town 
W71 of Wilton, Hillsborough county, N. H... Lowell. Mass., l.?88. 

Several revolutionary lists, p. 88—101. Civil war lists, p. 20*- 12. 

974.26 Morrison, L. A. History of Windham in N. H. (Rockingham 

W72 county), 1719 — 1883... Bost., 1883. Book contains varioo» U^-J of 

soldiers in tlie different wars, with a general index to names. 

974.24 Parker, B. F. History of Wolfeborough, N. H. Cambridge. 

W83 Mass., 1901. soldiers in the civil war who enlisted from Wolfeboroogi. p. 


353.97436 Vermont— Adjutant-General. Reports...l862— date. Mont- 

A pelier, 1862 — date. Not analyzed. 

974.3 TermOnt antiquarian. Has many Usts. Notanalyied. 


234 Lists of New England Soldiers [JiJy 

974.3 Vermont historical gazetteer. Has usts. Not analyzed. 


974.3 Forbes, C : S. Second battle of Bennington, a history of Ver- 
F74 mont's centennial and the 100th anniversary of [the].. .battle.. . 

St. Albans, 1877. Military organizations are described and lists of mem- 
bers [ciril war] are given. 

973.3443 Tennont. ...Rolls of the soldiers in the revolutionary war, 1775 
A2 to 1783... comp. and ed. by J: E. Goodrich... Rutland, 1 904. 

974.3 Vermont historical society. Collections. Vols. 1—2. Mont> 

V591 pelier, 1870 — 71. List of officers of the Green mountain boys, toL 1, p. 10. 

(2) WAR OF 1812 

973.-524 Clark, B. Jf . ed. List of pensioners of the war of 1812, with an 

C54 api. containing. names of volunteers for the defense of Plattsburg 

from Vermont towns.. .names of U. S. officers and soldiers at 

Burlington, Vt., as shown on army, pay, and muster rolls. 

Burlington, 1904. 

(a) General 

973.7443 Vermont — Idjatant-General. Register of commissioned offi- 
A2 cers of the Vermont volunteers in the service of the U. S. 

[MontpeUer] 1863. 
353.97436 VeniOnt— Adjutant-General. Revised roster of Vermont 
qA2 volunteers who served in the army and navy of the U- S.' dur- 

ing the war of the rebellion, 1861—66... MontpeUer, 1892. 
973.7377 Walker, A. F. Vermont brigade in the Shenandoah valley, 1864. 

W15 Burlington, Vt., 1869. Names of those who died of wounds receired ia 

actioo in the Shenandoah campaign, 1864, p. 16S— 9. 


973.7443 Verm»Bt— Artillery— 1st re^ment. Roster, Society 1st Ar- 
Fl tilleiy 11th regiment Vermont volunteers, 1890... Burlington, 

973.7417 Ripley. W : Y. W. Vermont riflemen in the war for the union... 
R48 a history of Co. F., 1st C. S. sharpshooters. Rutland, 1883. 

Organiiation in 1861 and 1864, p. 7, 143. LisU of killed and wounded, p. 201— i 

973.7443 Fenrtb Vermont infantry association. Constitution and roster. 

J04 Rutland, 1908. 

973.7443 Holbrook, W : C. Narrative of the services of the...7th regiment 

J07 of Vermont volunteers. ..1862 — 66. N. Y., 1882. List of deathi 

from Feb. 12, 1862 to Apr. 6. 1666, p. 208—19. 

973.7443 Carpenter, G : .\. History of the 8th regiment of Vermont 

J08 volunteers, 1861 — 65. Bost. 1886. Promotions, list of dead and 

original roster, p. 276—318. 

973.7443 Haynes. E. M. History of the 10th regiment Vermont volun- 
JlO teers, with...a complete roster.. .showing all changes... Ed. 2. 

Rutland, 1894. Roster and names of survivors, p. 444— 500. 

I-*73.7443 -^^— [Lewiston, Me.] 1870. Roster, p. 205— 42. 


1910] Lists ofNeio England Soldiers 235 

973.7443Termonf— Infantry— 14th resriment. fo. F. Short historv... 

' J14a by G. C. Benedict. ..also roster of the regiment... Btnnington, 

1887. Eoster, p. 87— 97. 

(4) LOCAL 
[ 974.35 Smith, H, P. ed. History of Addison county, Vt.... Syracuse. 

; qSmO 1886. Military lists, cliiefly civil war, onder name of each towE. 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

E59 Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgepon. 

and Bartonsville, 1753 — 1907. Bellows Falls, 1907. Several 

revolutionary lists, p. 213—26. Graves of joldiera of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 2.34. Civil war soldiers credited to Rocklneham and other town- t. 
602-19. ' ^' 

974.36 McKcen, Silas. History of Brwiford. 1874... 

B72 Montpelier, 1875. Bradford soldlert of 1861—65, p. 101—9. 

974.36 Bass, H. R. History of Braintree, Yt.... Rutland, 1883. 

B73 Military record (revolutionary, 1812, and dril), p. 101-6, 

I 974.39 Hayes, L. S< History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

R59 ^ - Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgepon. 
I _^. '^ and Bartonsville, 1753—1907. Bellows Falls, 1907. Several 

^^'^ revolutionary lists, p. 213—26. Graves of toldiers of the revolution and war of 

/ ''' 1812, p. 234, Civil war soldiers credited to Uockiiigham and other towns, p 

r 602—19. 

974.33 Child, Hamilton, comp. ...Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex 
I C43 counties, Vt., 1764—1887... Syracuse, 1887. Roster of field, 

1 staff, and company officers, war of the rebellion, p. 117—21. 

I 973.76 Currier, J: M. comp. Memorial exercises held in Castleton. 

j C93 Vt., in...l885 including the. ..roster of the veterans. ..and an ac- 

count of the relics exhibited. Albany, 1885. Roster, p «5— 6. 
I 974.36 Chelsea (Vt.) Chelsea centennial... Proceedings.. .with the 
' C41 Orange count}' veteran soldiers' reunion, Sept. 4, 1884. Keene, 

N. H., 1884. Soldiers enlisted from Chelsea from 1661— 65, p. 107-10. 

974.35 Matthews, Lyman. History of the town of Cornwall [Vt.]. 

C81 Middlebury, 1862. citizens who did 6«rTlce In the war of 1812, p. 344— C. 

In the rebellion, p. 346. 

974.37 Williams, J: C. History and map of Danby, Vt. Rutland, 

D19 1869. Revolutionary soldiers, p. 40, 291-2. War of 1812 and Mexican war, 

p. 292—3. Civil war, p. 297-9. 

974.32 Butler, L. C. Memorial record of Essex, Vt... Burlington, 

B97 1866. Civil war list, 2 p. at end of book. 

974.33 Child, Hamilton, comp. ...Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex 
C43 counties, Vt., 1764—1887... Syracuse, 1887. Roster of field, 

etatr, and company officers, war of the rebeUioa, p. 117 — 24. 

974.34 Hemenway, A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury, and Fayston... Montpelier, ISSS. Fayston in the civil 

war, p. 194—6. 

974.36 Tucker, W : H. History of Hartford. Vt., .Julv 4, 1761— Apr. 

H25 4,1889... Burlington, 1889. Eoll of honor, r^ro'lutionary, 161.\ Jlexl. 

can, and civil wars, p. 335—6. 
974.31 Lane, E. H. comp. Soldiers' recori of Jericho, Vt... Bur- 
J47 lington, 1868. contains several lists. 

974.34 Hemenway, A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainlield, 
qP69 Roxbury and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Middlesex in the 

civil war, p. 248. 
974.34 Hemenway, A. M. pub. History of the town of Montpelier 
M762 including.. .East Montpelier... Montpelier, 1882. Montpelier in 

VOL. LXIV. 17 

236 Lists of Neic England Soldiers [July 

llic war of 1S1>. p. 29S. Revolution, Mexican and civil, p. Zil—9. East Mont- 
pelier in ll;f four war?, p. 687— 'X' 

974.36 Wells, V. P. e<l. History of Newbury, Yt., from the discovery 
N42 of the Cobs country... St. Johnsbury, [Yt.] 1902. Muster roUs 

of the revoluiion and war of 181-2, p. •10:!— 10. Newbury in the civil and Spanish 
wars p. ..V-a. 

974.39 Newfaue (Vt.). 1774 — 1874, centennial proceedings... Braf^ 

N45 tleboro. [Vt.J 1877. Soldiers of ISOl-es, several lists with much bio- 

grapliical u.^ileria;. p. 2i7— 42. 

974.36 Goddard, .^I. E. History of Norwich. Vt... Hanover. [N. H.] 

N83 1905. Koster of the revolutiunary soldiers at N ch. p. S9— ?0. War of 

1812, p. 94. Mexican war, p. 95. Civil war, p. 97—] 

974.37 Hollhtcr, Hii-I. Pawlett for 100 years. Aany, 1867. Soldiers 

P28 of the revolutijniry war, war of \rM, Mexican ■ civil wars, p. 20—7. 

974.37 CarerlT, A. M. History of the tow .>f Pitu-ford, Yt. Euf, ' 

P68 land, 1872. Brvolutionary pay rolls, p. -«. War of 1812, p. 369—61. 

Rebellion, p. 182— &-'. 

974.34 HemeDUay, .4. .>!. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury, and Fayston.„ ilontpelier, 1882. Piainfleid in the civU 

war, p. 733—1. 

974.36 Davis, (i. \, ed. Centennial celebration.. .with an historical 
R22 sketch of Reading, AVindsor county, Yt... Bellows Falls, 1874. 

Bebelljon record of Heading, p. 86— SO. 

974.36 [Williams, l' . H .] History of the town of Rochester, Vt... 

R58 Montpelier, 1869. Nameson the civU war soldiers' monument, p. 77— «. 

974.39 Hayes, L. .^. History of the town of Rockingham, Vt., including... 

R59 " Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport, 

and Bartonsville, 1753 — 1907. Bellows Falls. 1907. "several 

revolutionary li-t.-", p. 21:1-26. Graves of soldiers of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 2^4. Civil war soldiers credited to Rockingham acd other towns, p. 
602- ly. 

974.34 Hemenw:)}', A. M. ed. History of the towns of Plainfield, 
qP69 Roxbury, and Fayston... Montpelier, 1882. Koxbury in the civU 

war, p. 751—6. 
923.57 Goaldiu^, J, U. Official military and naval reconls of Rutland, 
G73 Vt., in credited to town, residents since 

the war or buried in cemeteries within the limits of the original 

town... Rutland, 1891. 

974.37 Smith, H. P. and Rami, W. S. ed. History of Rutland county, 

qSm5 Vt... Syracuse, 1886. RosterofclvU war officers, p. 127— 39. Contains 

974.39 Hayes, L. S. History of the tomi of Rockingham, Yt., including... 

R59 Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport, 

and Bartonsville. 1753—1907. Bellows Falls. 1907. "several 

revolati"ii:.rv lists, p. 213—26. Graves of soldiers of the revolution and war of 
1812, p. 2:;4.' L'ivil «ar soldiers crecittd to Roctingham and other towns, p. 
502— I'J- 

974.36 Hubbard, < : H. and Dartt, Justus. History of the town of 

Sp8 Spriurrfield, Vt...]752 — 1895. Bost., 1895. Soldiers from Spring- 

field iullie war of the rebellion, p. 1«— S". 

974.39 Phelps, J. H. Collections relating to the history and iuhabi- 
T60 tants of the town of Townshend, Yt. 3 pts. n. p. 1877. 

Pensioner^ residing iz. Townshend, p. v<)— 1. CivU war li^ts, p. »5— U. 

974.39 BroWD, Leonard. History of Whitingham... Brattleboro, 

W59 [y^-'\ l''^86. Nine months men in the 16th Regiment, company F, civU war, 

p. 61. 

974.36 Windsor (Vt.). Centennial... July 4, 1676... Windsor, 1876. 

"^72 Soldiers of the war of the rebellion, p. -. 

1910] English Ancestry of Rev. Obadiah Holmes 237 

974.30 Alrtricb, L. C. and Holmes, F. R. ed. History of AVimlsor 
qA12 county. Vt... Syracuse, N. Y., 1891. Uoii of soldiers, isei-es, p. 

H8— 7?. Book I 

[To be continueilj 


Communicated bj Col. J. T. Holmes, Columbus, Ohio,' at the request of the 
Committee on English Itescarch 

The principal facts known on this side of Rev. Obadiah Holmes's English 
career were that he was born in Lancashire, England, about 1607, that of 
his father's children three sons were " brought up at the University in 
Oxford." that his mother was dead, and that he married his wife Cathe- 
rine Ijefore his emigration to New England in 1638 or 1639. 

Li an autobiography Holmes refers to a field called " the Twenty Acres," 
evidently in the neighborhood of his English home. 

I had ascertained from Foster's " Alumni Oxoniensis " that Obadiah 
Holmes was not on record as a student of Oxford University, but that two 
brothers of the name of Hulme, born at Reddish, near Manchester, had 
matriculated there. In the face of a persistent tradition that Holmes came 
from the neighborhood of Preston, I could not safely draw any conclusions. 

Mr. Axon also referred to Foster's " Alumni," followed the clue by 
obtaining wills from the Probate Registry of Chester, and supplemented 
the information given there by searching tlie Parish Registers of Manclies- 
ter, Stockport. Didsbury, and other places. The following is a summary 
of the results that he obtained, and I think that there can be little doubt as 
to the identity of the Rev. Obadiah Holmes, the early Baptist Confessor, 
with Obadiah who is named in the will of Robert Hulme of Reddish 
(1640). It^vill be seen that the dates correspond pretty closely, that the 
mother died before the emigration, and that two sons were certainly at 
Oxford. The third son may have been Obadiah himself, it being well 
known that the admission registers of the University are not complete. 
Further u may be noted that the Robert Hulme of Reddish (d. 1697) at- 
tended Gorton Chapel, and that there was a locality called '• Twenty Acres " 
in Gorton. A point not settled by the evidence is the connection with 
Preston, no mention of Obadiah having been found in the records there. 
Possibly he was there for a short time before his emigration, or he may 
have sailed from there. There really seems to be no room to doubt this 
latter fact. 

Besides this family of Hulme of Reddish, who were not land owners, 
there were in succession two families of Hulme of Reddish who were owners 
of a considerable part of the township. One of these families flourished 
in the loth and ICth centuries and sold the property early in the 17th cen- 
tury to Ralph Hulme of Manchester, gent., founder of the second family of 

'Ten years ago searches made on my behalf by Mr. Ernest Axon, of Manchester, 
England, resulted in the discovery of evidence bearing on the English ancestry of 
Rev. Obadiah Holmes. I was then working on the history of my family and still con- 
tinue to do so. Professional engagements have prevented me from publishmg my 
work, but the English ancestry is so interesting to Kev. Obadiah Holmes's descendants 
that I am glad to have an opportunity of placing on record the condensed result of the 

23S English Ancestry of Rev. Obadiah Holmes [July 

Hulme of Reddish. The latter family became extinct by the death in 1691 
of William Holme, Esq.. the munificent foimder of the wealthy Hulme 
Charity in Manchester. The relationship of these two families with each 
other and with the family to which Obadiah Holmes belonged has not been 
satisfactorily settled. It may be mentioned that the family with which we 
are more intimately concerned held their lands not under their namesakes 
but under the Reddish and Coke families, the largest owners in Reddish 

Robert* Hcxme of Reddish in the Parish of Manchester. Probably 
the Robert Hulme mentioned as a tenant in the will of John Reddish, esq., 
1569, and almost certainly the Robert Hulme who in 1598 witnessed the 
will of " Otiwell Hulme of Re<iytch, husbandman." He was buried at 
.Stockport 14 Jan. 1604-5 as " Otild Robert Holme of Redich." His will, 
dated 11 Aug. 1602 and proved at Chester 28 Jan. 1604-5, bequeathed his 
lands to his eldest son Robert and his widow Alice. His widow was buried 
at the Collegiate Church (now cathedral), Manchester, 7 Sept. 1610 as 
"Alyce wjdow to RoUte Hulme of Reddiche." 
Children : 

i. Robert, see below. 

ii. John, named in father's will, and an executor. 

iii. Jane, named in father's will and then nnm. 

iv. A DAUGHTER, whose child Gforye Hoyd is named in her father's will. 

Robert" Hulme of Reddish, husbandman, inherited his father's lands- 
He was buried at Stockport 12 Nov. 1640. His wUl, date<l 20 Aug. 
1640, was proved at Chester 24 Nov. 1649 by Robert Hulme, one 
of the executors, power being reserved to the other executor, Hugh 
Johnson, whom the testator styles " brother-in-law." By this wUl 
Robert Hnlme bequeathed to his son Robert " my estate and in- 
terest," etc, " in the messuage in which I now dwell and which has 
been held," etc., " by my predecessors tyme out of mynd," hoping 
" my right worshippfuU master Edward Cooke esq. will dale merci- 
fullie with him." 

He married at Stockport, 8 Oct. 1605, Katherine Johxson, who 
was buried at Stockport 8 Sept. 1630. 

ChUdren : 
i. John', bapt. at Stockport 3 May 1607 ; matriculated at Brasenose Col- 
lege, Oxford, as son of " Robert Holme of Reddish, plcb.," 18 Nov. 
1625, aged 17. As he is not named in his father's wUl it is probable 
that he d. bef. 1610. 
ii. Obadiah, the emigrant, bapt. at Didsbnry 18 Mar. 1609-10 as " Oba- 
diath s. of Robert Hulme": was living at Reddish in 1633, and is 
mentioned in his fathers will, his legacy of £10 being dependent 
on the death, under age. of a younger brother. It is evident from 
this that he had already received his filial portion. In the Stock- 
port register, under date 2>) Dec. 1626, is recorded the burial of 
" Obadia son of Robert Hnlme of Rediche." This cannot relate 
to our Obadiah as the will proves that Obadiah was living in 1640. 
Hulme was a very common name in the district. He m. at the 
Collegiate Church! Manchester, 20 Nov. 1630, Katherinb Htde."* 
Child: John* '-infant of Obadiah Hulmes of Redich," bur. at 
Stockport 27 June 1633. 
''The statement is ventured that tht^ is the first publication of the wife's maiden 
mrnanie on this side of the ocean. A wide and somewhat careful search among the 
t-ooks. carried on since 1899, has found it printed with great uniformity, "Catherine 

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. Hulmes of Red "he bL at S "ckport fC' fi^s""''"" °' ^'"''-"■' 

Pleb.," 15 Feb. 1«32-S r'ed !« '^^ f -^"^^ of Roben of Rediche. 
father bequeathed -6^ ^d .nH ' ^' •"''*•'' ^^^•'- ^o him his 

great charges I Sve been Dnnnn*^ ""''^ ." ."^^'"'^ °^ 'he former 
Ti. xXathanikl, ?• s. of Robert Hohr^f'\''"H'^ '',''?."f ^'^ ^location." 

VII. Robert, bapt. at Stockport '5 Mar ifioi ,7. c u 

Hulme of Rediehe."^eV ted L fa hP,-c ^^'?^" " °^ '^^"^'^'"' 
appears also to hare b,^» ,,!.„ fatliers holdmg at Reddish, 

yeoman," was proved at Chester 11 Ort iMs o Reddish 

leglate Church.'^ilanche^ter 6 \or ?^i lit t„!.'°- ''^ * " ^°'- 
bur. at Gorton 16 Nov Ifi"-' hI' h!; ' ^-^^ Thokpe. who was 
and other chUdren ^"^ ^^'^ '""' '^'''"'' =^"d ^fiarfiaA, 

^"- 'Ted^h'"^- "' "'""'P''" '' •^""'^ 1^^3- "^ " -- of Robert Hulmes of 
ix. Joseph, youngest son, named in fathers will icin „„.^ .i. 

twenty-one. To him hi. father'feft'f^o'aJJd l^'L'boo'^'" ""'" 


TranscHhed by Miss ^"-b-h F..>-cH.^3^ud^co..u,.catea b, the Co..ittee o. 
[Continued from page 140] 

Hett, £8 apiece to be paid them at tieir ages of iwemv-one year or dav nf 
mamage,_ whether shall be the first. To my second son John Hat 11 1 

?15 to he" 'd V '^^: ."' '"'^"'•■""^ •""■"■~^- To youngest son Wi]:?.m L« 
£15 to be paid him at his age of twentv--,ne vear^ If anv of mv 'vu 
die before their legacies are^paid. reversion to the urivorTequTlh- '^^^^^^^ 
All the rest ot .goods not l>equeathed. mv debts and funer^ evv Z V • 
paid I give to my brethenlftenry S^cVe .^nd .fohn W iVht X;"l m2 
jomt executors and to whose care as to guardians I comii5rth brb. irun 
and good education of my chOdren. Nathaniell Foster and John %lf t^ 
be supervisors._ [Signed] Ann Hett. her mrk. Witnesses :LoAIarlT 
Cttrat de Folkmg., Robert Barnam a.d John Linely. Proved 8 Jime 162^ 

haJ^^.^^IV^^^Is^nt^'l^'^l'Jj!^:^ .he See 

epresentative in England. :he C 

along special Imes :or the benefit of thi RfGrsTERV " 

240 Genealogical Eesearch in England [July 

by the executors named in the will. (Consiitory of Lincoln, 1624, f. 300, 
original will.) 

[Thomas Hett, cooper, was a proprietor of Cambridge in 1632, wa; in 
Hingham in 1637, probably in Rehoboth in 1645, in Hull in 1647, and in 
Charlestown in 1658. He died in 1668. " 10 (7) 1647, The Att': from 
Tho: Hett of Hull, Coop, late of Stockingham in Lincolnshire unto 
Ephraime Child of Watertowne. to receive all rents & arreirages of rents 
for a certaine house of his in Stockingham Leased to Henry Taylor as also 
his writeings and evidences left in the hands of Henry Searsey or any el*e " 
(Aspinwall's Notarial Records, p. 85). E. P.] 

The WUl of Thomas Aldowsf. of Stradbrooke, 30 Nov. 1499. My 
body to be buried in the churchyard of all halowes of Stradbrook, and the 
people at my burial to have bread, ale, and cheese to the value of 403. 
To the high altar of the said church 12d. To the Cathedrall Churche of 
Cryst in Norwych 8d. To the four orders of Fryers to pray for my s<5al 
3s. 4d. each. To every one of my godchildren to pray for my soul 4d. 
Whereas my son Robert standeth bound by an obligation to me and my 
wife in £20 for certain lands which I sold to him, he is to pay the money 
to my executors to the fulfilling of my will, they to occupy the residue of 
my lands tUl my debts be paid. Agnes my daughter to have Humpys and 
bralie close during her life time, and then to my son Robert. Wife Johane 
to have 408. yearly, the chamber above the " deyse ", eight loads of wood 
wherever she dwell in the town of Stradbrooke, half the fruit of the garden, 
and six kene. To son Robert all my lands, he paving the pension before 
rehearsed during the life of Johane my wife and 3s. 4d. beside. And 
after the decease of Robert I will that John his son have the place and land 
that longeth thereto, and I will that Thomas my godson, the son of the 
said Robert, have Goodwynnes or the value thereof. The residue of goods 
and stuff of household, except such as wife Johane had before that I married 
her, to be equally divided by my executors between son Robert and daugh- 
ter Agnes. Executors : Robert Aldowes and Robert Hervy, and to either 
of them for their labor 6s. 8d. No witnesses. Proved at Horhm 3 Nov. 
1504 by the executors named- (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich). 
1501-6, 164.) 

The Wm of JOHAN Aldows of Stradbrook, 24 Apr. 1505. My body 
to be buried in the churchyard of Stradbrook. To the church of Strad- 
brook, to " saynt Annys gylds," and to Bmsvred Abbey, 6s. 8d. apiece. 
To four orders of Fryers, to each 10s. To Weybred church and litell 
Plumstede church, 13s. 4d. apiece. To daughter Agnes all my stuff and 
two heffers. The rest of my goods unbequeathed I give unto my executors, 
■\Villm Clerke, Vic. of Stradbrook. and Robert Harvey, and to each 3s. 4d. 
Witnesses : Robert Swan and Roben Fyrmage. Proved 2 Jime 1505 by 
the executors named in the wiU. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 
1501-6, 207.) 

The Will of Robt Aldovte of Stradbrook, 4 July 1507. My body to 
be Iniried in " the cherche yarde of all the halwyn in Stradbrook. to which 
high alter I give 12d." My wife Margarett to have my tenement in Wot- 
ton grene, with all lands that belongeth thereto, till .John my son come to 
the age of twenty-one years, then he to enter all my lands and tenements, 
and if he die before that age, then son Thomas to have them when he come 
to the full age of twenty-one, and if he die before that age, then to son 

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Robert, and so on to every son till one remain, then he to have all lands. 
And I will that Thomas my son have Grtjodwyus aceordiug to my father's 
■svill or else the value thereof, when he come to the age of twenty-one 
years, and if he fortune to sell it, one of his brothers to buy il; before any 
other man. if they b« able. He that hath my tenement in Wotton green 
to pay every year for ten years 6s. 8d. to the poor folk in Stradbrok, and 
6s. 8d. to l>e '• waryd in hey weye for the welth of my Fathers soule, my 
mothers sowle, my sowle, my wyli's soull, and all my fi-endys sowlys." 
TVife jNIargaret to have my tenemen: Fynches during the term of her life, 
paying the purchase money that is to pay, and after her decease to son 
Robert with all the lands I bought of my father, and bredche {_sic'\ close 
after the decease of Agnes Furmage my sister, he paying to his two sisters, 
if they live, when he enters, 10 marks, and everj- 3'ear iOs. until the sum 
be paid, and if one of them die, then George my son, if he be living, to have 
her part, and if son Robert die, then George to have his part and 10 marks 
of him that hath the place in Wotton grene. My wife to have all my 
moveables, both corn, catfel, and household stuff, giving to every child 
when they are married two kiue ; houseliold stuff after her decease to be 
evenly " departed " among my children. AVife to take and to pay all debts, 
and all residue of goods to my executors, whom I make my wife and Rob? 
Hervy of .Stradbrook, they to dispose it to the most pleasure of god for the 
helthe of my soul and all my frendys soulys. Xo witnesses. Proved at 
Bedyngfeld i'i jS'ov. 1507, and commission issued to the widow JNIagaret 
and John Hervy, executors named in the wUl, and to John Aldowes, son 
of the deceased. ( Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1507-36, 15-16). 

The Will of Thomas Aldows, the elder, of Fresingfelde in the County 
of Suffolk and Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, " for as much as I am now 
fallen into age," etc., 1 Apr. 156G. !My body to be buried in the parish 
church of Fresingfelde or in the churchyard there. To wife Agnes all my 
tenement that I now dwell in with the appurtenances and all lands freehold, 
charterhold, and indenture hold as customary, and copyhold in Fresingfelde 
now occupied by me with my said tenement, except a certain close of 14 
acres called Wakelynd, during her widowhood, upon condition that she 
bring up, nourish, and keep all my children now in nonage with meat, 
drink, clothes, and other things necessary till they accomplish their ages of 
twenty years. If she die or be married before such children as are in 
nonage come to the age of sixteen, then eldest son James to keep such 
children until they come to the age of sixteen, he to have my lands and 
pay to wife .Agnes £6 13s. 4d. a year in satisfaction of her dowry [with 
penalty for failure to pay]. On death or re-marriage of wife reversion of 
above mentioned tenements and lands to son James, and if he die without 
male issue, then to son Thomas, he to pay to each of the daughters of said 
James £20; if said Thomas die without male issue, then to son William, 
he to pay any sums unpaid due to the daughters of James ; if he die with- 
out male issue, then to son Francis on like condition. To sou James and 
his heirs a close in Fresingfelde lying in two pieces containing four and a 
half acres holden by indenture of Nicholas Barbor, the said James to pay 
to my son William £20 [with penalty for failure to pay]. To son James 
lands called Wakelyns, containing 14 acres in Fresingfelde, which I lately 
purchased of Richard IJarbor, he to permit its use to wife Agnes during 
the time assigned. All lands and tenements, both freehold and coiiyhold 
in Wingefelde and .Sileham, Co. Suffolk, to son Thomas and his heirs, he 

242 Genealogical Hesearch in England Muly 

to deliver to the u^e of Francis my sou, and his heirs forever, at the age of 
twentv-one, a good and lawful surrender of all my lands and tenements 
lying in Stradbrooke [with penalty for non-fulfilment]. To son Francis 
all lands and tenements called Talboot. a close containiikg 4 acres, and one 
wood and a meadow adjoining called pristes containing i* acres, at the age 
of twenty-one. To godson Thomas Aldows, son of Richarde Aldows of 
Wingfelde, '20s,. ; to his other son George, and to his daiighter Frances, 203. 
apiece. To my daughters Anne, Margaret, and .lohane. to each £-30, two 
mikh kine, and a pair of sheets at day of marriage or of twenty-one. 
If anv die before said age reversion to the survivor. To son Thoma* cer- 
tain timlier aud all my part in a lease of Wakelyns whicli I have together 
with AVilliam Aldows of Wittingham. belonging to the manor of Witting- 
ham. To Thomas. Roberte, James, Agnes, and Marye Aldows, children 
of son .James, 20s. each at twenty-one. To servants Ri.jhard Calver and. 
Elizabeth Girling. To every one of my godchildren unnamed 20d. each 
To the poor people of Fresingfelde 13s. 4d. To the poor j)e<iple of Wing 
felde and Pidham magdalen, os. to each town. The re^sidue of all joods 
moveable and unmoveable, half to wife and half to sons William, Thomas, 
and Francis, to the two latter at twenty-one. If either of ihese two die 
reversion to the survivor ; if both die reversion to my daughters, equally 
divided. Executors : wife Agnes and son James. Supervisor : brother-in- 
law Nicholas Barbor. Witnesses : Nicholas Barlor, James WoUnoughe, 
Richarde Alldows, and John Lawsell, with others. Proved .it Hoxne, 28 
Sept. 1569, bv the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk 
(Ipswich), 1569-7], f. 59.) 

The Will of Robert Aldus thelder of Fresingfelde in the dyocs of 
Norwitcht, 4 Apr. 1558. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Fres- 
ingfelde. To ^vife Elisabethe all lands and tenements boci free and l:>oncl, 
except only my tenement with lands belonging thereunt»;< called Gorhms, 
and aU my household stuff, mUche keene, horses, corn, an»i other moveables 
for three years, " keeping therwithe hospitalitye and sufferinge mv sonnes 
suche as be singlemen [later named as William, John, an.i Robert] to haue 
the newe chamber in the howse wherin I nowe dweU during the tyme that 
they be single and vnmaryed." After the said term she to have for life 
the parlor and the chamber over it, the " Browerne '' with the cellar over 
the same, the easement of the chimney in the old h;ill an«i of the oven in 
the backhouse when she will, fruit growing on lands given to son WUliam, 
pasture and '' wynter meate " for four kine, etc. To son WiUiam. his heirs 
and assigns forever, my tenement wherein I now dwell c-allcil Bouraey, 
and lands belonging thereto both free and bond, and a horse mill with the 
stones and appurtenances, and after wife's decease the roc'^is "riven her for 
life. Also at the end of the said term my close calle^i Bardenes in Freshing- 
feld and all my tenements, sometimes builded, called Cotwyns v^^lh the lands 
thereto belonging in Freshingfield, except two parcels hereafter given 
to my other son. '■ I will and geue to Thomas my sonne his heyres and 
assigneis foreuer Imedyatlyee after my decease all that my Tenement called 
Gorhms w"" all the lands belongynge thereto lying in wetinghm." Also 
at the end of the said term of three years the greater part of my close 
called Bellysuale C'losse as it is divided with an hedge ]yin>r next unto 
Gockis Close. To son John, his heirs or assigns forever, at the end of the 
said term, my meadow called Chippenhale greue m-adow with the ajiinir- 
tenances. containing two acres, and the two gardcii plot.- next adjoiEiug 

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being parcel of said tenement Cotwyn before excepted, and mv meadow 
containing half an acre as it lyeth next the meadow of my brothL-r Thomas 
the elder, called Brydge meadowe, also my close lying next the .jld parke 
containing five acres, all my part of wood called Bellisuale wood, cuntainin; 
20 acres, together with the " sponge " lying up to Bellisuale Closse, lying 
next to the pightels of John Owles, adjoining the part given lo my sua 
Thomas. To son Robert, his heirs and assigns forever, at the tLd of the 
said term, my close called Carlowe with the appurtenances, my close with 
appurtenances called Didrocke fylde, with a little meadow adjoining calle<i 
grenes meadow, containing one acre, being part of the tenement Cotwyns 
before excepted, and one-half an acre of land called Wallys slade. and onr 
acre lying in the park close of Fresingfeld between the lands of Williii 
Toppisfelde, Gent., and Thomas Gowynge. My son William. ;ifter th- 
term of three years, to pay to my wife Elisabethe during her liiV a yearlv 
rent of 33s. 4d., son John a yearly rent of 20s., and son Robert a yearlv 
rent of 13s. 4d. [with penalty for failure to pay]. To daughter Alice 2u 
marks at the day of her marriage or age of thirty years, whichever shall 
happen first. At the end of three years certain cattle and horses to wife, 
daughter Alice, and sons Robert, William, and John. Wife to have said 
lands onl}' on condition that she " do not labour traveyle go or ryde out of 
the said town of Fresingfelde." To daughters Agnes Burbor and Johan 
Foxe 4 marks apiece. To wife all her apparel, jewels, and ornaments be- 
longing to her IxkIv and at the end of three years half the househoM goods. 
the other half to childi-en William, John, Robert, and Alice. Residue of 
goods, cattle, money, plate, corn, and moveables to my executors, whom I 
ordain my sons William and John, and my wife. Witnesses : ^\'illm Foxe. 
Robert Barbor, Andrewe Todde, and others. Proved at Horhm 13 Dec. 
1560 by sons John and William, executors named in the will. ]»wer being 
reserved for the other executor. At Ipswich, 30 AprU 1.567, a commission 
issued to Elizabeth the relict and one of the executors named in the will. 
(Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1560-64, f. 21.) 

The WUl of Elizabeth Aldowes, wedowe, of Fresingfelde in the 
County of Suffolk within the Diocese of Norwich, 4 Apr. 1.566. My Ixxly 
to be buried in the church of Fresingfelde. To sons WUlffi and Thomas 
£7 and a cow apiece, furniture, and kitchen and farming utensil-. To son 
John £8 which he oweth unto me, a cow, furniture, and kitchen and farm- 
ing utensUs, etc. To son Roberte £12, a cow, furniture, and kitihen and 
farming utensils, etc. To daughter Johan £3 and a cow. To Elizabeth 
Aldowes, my goddaughter and belchOd, a cow and my coral l^ads. To 
Frances Aldowes and John Aldowes, my belchildren, to each of them os. 
To father Baker and father Indye 1 2d. apiece. To Roberte Warms and 
Roberte Krispe 12d. apiece. The residue of my goods unbequeathr-.i to be 
at the disposition of m}' executors, my sons Thomas and Ro!>erte. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Aldowes, Nicholas Pottell, Thomas Gowym. and others 
by me, Rychard Aldowes. Proved 11 Apr. 1576 by the executor- named 
in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswsch), 1501-6, f. 104.) 

The WUl of John Aldowes of Wittingham in FressinolieM in the 
County of Suffolk. 10 Sept. 1595. To my brother Thomas Aldowes the 
profits of a tenement called Laurences, late in the tenure of the said Thomas, 
with lands, meadows, etc., both freehold and copyhold, and tn.r' closes 
called the Lodge Closes containing 14 acres, the Park Close cont:iLning 4 
acres, and Wakelings pightle containing 2 acres, and Chepenhall meadow 

244 Genealogical JResearch in England [Julv 

with the garden and a little meadow called Bunes meadow coutainincf half 
an acre. To Frauncis Aldous, son of tiie said Thomas my brother, and to 
Sarah now his wife, and the longer liver of them and the heirs of the said 
Frauncis. said tenement called Laurences (except Chepenhall meadow with 
the garden and common to the same belonging) on my death, yielding 
profits of the same for two years to my said brother Thomas, on condition 
that the said Frauncis pay \N"ithin one year after my death to the church- 
wardens of Fressingfield and Metfield. to each town £3 6s. 8d. to be dis- 
tributed among the jwor of the said parishes, and also to Elizabeth Gooche 
and Finett Smythe. sisters of the said .Sara, 40s. apiece within two years 
.after my death, and unto the said Elizabeth 20 marks within ten years after 
my decease, and also pay to John Smythe, son of the said Finett," at the age 
of twenty years the sum of £6 13s. 4d.. and if the said John die under age, 
reTerson to his brother Nicholas Smythe at the age of twenty. To Frauncis 
Aldous, son of the aforesaid Frauncis, a meadow called Chepenhall meadow 
at the age of twenty-one, and my brother Thomas Aldous to hold the same 
for his use until his said age. And if the said Frauncis die under age. 
Frauncis his father to have it. To Afra Gooche, daughter of Erne my 
late wife, my little tenement called Hunts for the term of her life, and after 
her death to Robert Aldous, son of my brother Robert Aldous. To the 
said Robert, son of my brother Robert, my tenement called Barbers with 
all the lands belonging to the same, he paying to Elizabeth his sister 20 
m.arks, to my brother Roljert his father £4, and to his brother John, son of 
my said brother Robert. £30 at the age of twenty-four. To John Aldous, 
my nephew and godson, 40s. at the age of twelve. To the children of 
Frauncis Aldous, Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, James Gooche, and 
John Smythe, and to the chUd of "William Fiske, 30s. each at the age of 
fourteen. The said James Gooche and Afra Gooche his sister the profits 
of my tenements and lands called Gooches, Semans, Dowses, and Martins 
meadowe (except two closes called Lodge Closes) for one year after my 
decease, and then to go to Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, and James 
Gooche on condition that they pay any moneys unpaid at my death men- 
tioned in a pail- of indentures made between Robert Gooch their father, 
deceased, and me, the said John Aldows, to persons named in the said in- 
dentures ; if the said Nicholas, Thomas, or James make default, then the 
same to go to their sister Afra Gooch on the same conditions. Simon Chil- 
drens to occupy my tenement and lands in LLnstead in his tenure for one 
year rent free, and I bequeath said tenement and lands to John Aldous, son 
of my brother Thomas Aldous, he paying to his sister Anne Aldous £13 6s. 
&i.. and to his sister Elizabeth Ketle £4. To James Barbar of Warners 
and ■William Braham of Elmeham, 40s. apiece. To Ann, daughter of 
E.dw;irde Thompson of Harleston, 10s. To .Jane and Ellen, the two daugh- 
ters of Bartholomew Stiles, clerk, 10s. each. To Afra Gooch a dozen 
si-lver spoons. To my nephew Mr. John Braham a " starr ryll." To 
brother Thomas Aldous wearing apparel. To every child that I have 
azLswered for as a witness of their baptism 20d. To servant John .Smythe 
4'>;. To Nicholas Gooche, Thomas Gooche, .James Gooche, Finett Smythe, 
and Afra Gooche all my moveable goods, implements, utensils, corn, cattel, 
pLii-;. jewels, monev. etc.. unbequeathed, on condition that thev pav their 
sisi-rr Elizabeth Gooch 40s. To Mr. 'William Hall and Mr. "William Gold- 
inj*:. preachers, each 40?.. and Mr. Swett and Mr. Rawlie, ministers, each 10s. 
Tj Frauncis Aldows. son of my brother Thomas, my tenement in Harleston, 
and if my brother Thomas will not do all necessarv acts to assure the same 

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unto him, then the said Thomas to liave no benefit under tliis will, and the 
said Frauncis to have all bequeathed tO'the said Thomas. The said Thomas 
Gooch and James Gooch to be executors, and if they refuse then my brother 
Thomas to be executor. Bartholomew Stiles, clerk, to be supervisor, and 
he to have 40s. and his charges. To John Goodie and George Gooche 
10s. each, and to James Stiies 5s. to be paid by my brothers' sons, Fraun- 
cis Aldous and Robert Aldous, out of the tenements and lands bequeathed 
to them. To every poor household in this parish 12d. To the poor at 
my burial bread, cheese, and beer, and to the poor of other towns that shall 
be there some relief in money. [Signed] John Aldows. Witnesses: 
BartUmew Styles, Thomas Aldows, and James Stiles. Proved at Norwich 
16 Nov. 1596 by Thomas Gooche and James Gooche, the executors named 
in the will. (Consistory of Norwich, 1596, f. 202.) 

The AVill of Robert Aldhouse thelder of Freesingfield in the County 
of Suffolk, yeoman, 7 Dec. 19 James I [1624]. My daughter Elizabeth 
Aldhouse to be executrix. To FrancLs Aldhouse the elder, my kinsman, 
20s. To the children of Robert Aldhowse, my son deceased, viz. his eldest 
daughter Grace Aldliouse, second daughter Alice Aldhouse, third daughter 
Clemence Aldhouse, and to his eldest son Robert Aldhouse, second son 
William Aldhouse, and third son John Aldhouse, 10s. apiece, all at twenty- 
one. If any die before that age, reversion to the rest. [Signed] Robert 
Aldhouse. Witnesses : Samuell Aldous, Fr. Aldhowse, signum. Proved 
at Stradbrook 26 Apr. 1625 by Elizabeth Aldhouse, the executrix named 
in the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1625, No. 4.) 

The Will of John Aldus of Fresingfield in the County of Suffolk and 
Diocese of Norwich, yeoman, 12 Apr. 1610. My body to be buried in the 
churchvard of Fresingtield. To Ro : Aldus, my good and natural father, 
£11. "To sister Elizabethe £20. To brother Robert £4. To Grace, 
daughter of brother Robert, £5 at twenty-one. To Alice, daughter of 
brother Robert, £4 at twenty-one. To Thomas Fiske, son of Thomas 
Fiske. 10s., which is already in the hands of the said Thomas. My debts 
and money to my executor towards the paying of charges of burial, and all 
other goods to my father. Brother Robert Aldus sole executor, giving 
bond : if he refuse, then my father to be executor. [Signed] The mke of 
John Aldus. Witnesses : John Rawlins, Richard Aldowse, and Thomas 
Fiske. Proved 16 Apr. 1610 by Robert Aldus, the executor named in 
the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1610, f. 303.) 

The Will of Feancis Aldous of Toftmonks in the County of Norfolk, 
yeoman, 7 Oct. 1625. My wife Mary to have the best parlour in my 
house in Fressingfield, wherein my son Nathan now dwelleth, during her 
natural life. " 1 give unto my sonne Nathan Aldous three parts of my 
meadow called Launces meddow And also one little Pightell thereunto 
Adjoyueuge being pasture all coppiehold and lying in the parish of Fres- 
singfeOd to him and his heirs forever, yeUdinge and payinge unto his 
mother yearely and everie yeare the some of sixe pounds." Whereas I 
have heretofore by deed given to my two sons Jolm Aldous and Nathan 
Aldous my free lands in Fressingfield, they are to pay £100 as follows : to 
my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Aldous, widow, £40, and to my three grand- 
children Mary Aldous, Eldous [sz'c], and Annis Aldous, the daughters of 
Nathaniel! Aldous, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, £20 each at the age 
of twenty years. To my daughter-iu-law Elizabeth Aldous £4. To my 

246 Genealogical Research in England [Ju^}' 

son John Aldous one-quarter of my copyhold meadow c-alled Lar.'?es, on 
condition that he join with his brother Nathan in payini: £6 to hi~ mother 
and in the £100 before specified. To son John the livery bedstead, fur- 
nished, the great brass pot now at his brother's in Fressingfield, a cheese 
press, etc.. and a chest that was my daughter Annes. To wife iLiry my 
black mare, a cow. a brass pot. etc. 3Iy two graclchildren Marv Ai.'lrewes 
and FrauDces Andrewes, daughters of Robert AL'lrewes. deceased. £5 each 
at the age of twenty. To grandchild Thomas C'annell jic] 20s. at the 
age of twenty. To Mary Aldous, daughter of Xithan AJoms, my son, 40s. 
at the age of twenty. To my son Nathan my '• Greate c::pboarde " stand- 
inge in the hall at Fressingfield, and a chest liere, on :he death of his 
mother, also a long table. To servant Ehzabeth Barker Ao [s?c]. All the 
residue to my wife Mary. My sons John and Nathan to 1:»^ executor?, and 
" to perform all these duties in truste reposed unto theni in the feire of 
god and care of conscience, and they to live in rtutuall Live & Anitie as 
becometh brothers." [Signed] Francis Aldous X. Witnesses : G'>ifrey 
Pendleton and Edw : Barwick. Proved .5 Nov. 162.5 a: Beccles by the 
executors named. (Consistory of Norwich, 1625. f. 261.) 

The Will of John Aldus of Mendham in the County of Suffolk, yeo- 
man, 29 July 1639. To Margarett my now wife and her assigns the use 
and occupation of this house with the appurtenances, whrre I now dwell, 
with all the lands thereto belonging during her natural liz'^, and after her 
decease to descend to the use and occn])ation of John FLsk-r and Elizabeth 
his ^ife during their natural lives, and after the decease of the longes: liver 
of them to the right heirs of the said Elizabeth. " Item I doe give and 
bequeath vnto Nathan Aldus my brother and his heires the some of Three- 
score pounds of lawfuU money of England to be paied by myne executrix 
into the hande of my kindesman Eliazer Duncken w"'in Three Yeares next 
after my deceas To and for the vse «fc benefitt of the said Nathan Aldus 
and his heires So as he the said Elizaer Dunken Doe give a sutrcient 
dischardge in writinge vnder his hand & seale vnto mvne Executrix for 
the same. And further I will accordinge to my trust reposed in my said 
kindesman Elizaer Dunkon that the same some of Threescore poimds \k by 
the next safe opptunity transpwrted over sea vnto the said Nathan and his 
heires," the said Eliezer to give a receipt in writing for the said simi and 
the receipt in writing which he shall of any persons take shall remain to 
him and lie a suflScient discharge in law against any pers-m or persons 
claiming any legacy in the name of the said Nathan AWu- or his heires. 
To kinswoman Marye Aldus, one of the daughters o: my brother NathaiieU, 
deceased, 40s. yearly for life. To Elizal>eih, wife of John Fiske, after the 
death of wife Margarett, £.5 a year for life, and a be<l. To my sister 
Cannon and her children Marv", Frances, Thomas, and Margaret, £ 1 (•) to 
be equally divided, to be paid after the death of my wife [w::h penalty for 
failure to pay]. If any of these five legatees die before day of pavment, 
reversion to the survivors. To Ann Aldus, sister of the s-iid Elizat«eth 
Fiske, £20 to be paid by the said John and Elizabeth after ante's decease. 
My wife executrix, she to enter into a h>ond of £500 to my friends Eliraer 
Dunkon and John Bedwall. If she fail to do so, die said -'ohn Fiske to 
be executor. To Mr. Fenn, minister of Mendhaci. 40s. To kinswoman 
Elizabeth Dunkon and her daughter 5s. a piece. T.i the wife of Mr. John 
Bedwall 5s. To the poor of Mendham 5s. To the poor or Harlestou iind 
Needham lOs. a town. To kinsmim Elizaer Dunkon, whom Imake sur-er- 

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visor. 4n?. for his pains. Residue of moveable snorls to wife towards mv 
debt> and ftmeral expenses, [feigned] The niarlje of John Aldus. Wit- 
nesses : Eliazer Dunkon and .J''°. Bedwalle. Codicil dated IS Dec. 1039. 
To John Fiske, my wives brother (now inhabiting with me). 2 milch kine, 
a brass caldron, and my down bed with appurtenances. [Siimed] Signum 
John Aldus. Witnesses : Richar Vttinge, mark, and Tho : Vtringe. Proved 
at Beccles 15 Feb. 1639 by Margaret, the relict and executrix named in 
the will. (Archdeaconry of Suffolk (Ipswich), 1039, file 2, No. 1, oriirinal 

[The foregoing wills of the Aldus family of County Suffolk, selected from 
extensive gleanings on that family, show the following pedigree for Nathid 
Aldus, or Aldis, who emigrated to New England and settle^! at Dedham, 
Mass. : 

1. Thomas' Aldus of Stradbrook,^ born about 1440, the testator of 
1499 ; had wife JoHAN, the testatrix of 1505. 
Children : 

2. i. RoBF.RT,' b. abt. 1470. 

11. Agnes, m. Robert Fikmage. 

2. Robert" Aldus {Thomas^) of Stradbrook, born about 1470, the tes- 

tator of 1507 ; had wife Margaret. 

Children : 
i. JoEN,' b. abt. 1495. 
ii. Thomas of Fressingfleld, the testator of 1566. 

3. ill. Robert, b. abt. 1500. 
iv. George. 


3. Robert^ Aldus (Robert,'' Thomas^) of Fressingfield, bom about 1500, 

the testator of 1558; had wife Elizabeth, the testatrix of 1566. 

Children : 
i. William,* b. abt. 1530. 
il. Agnes, m. Robert (?) Barber. 

4. ill. Thomas, b. abt. 1535. 

iv. JOANE, m. William (?) Fox. 
V. John, the testator of 1595. 
vi. Alice. 

vU. Robert, the testator of 1624; had John.'' the testator of 1610. who 
d. without issue, Sobprt, and Elizabeth. 

4. Thomas' Aldus (Robert,' Robert,^ Thomas^), born about 1535, was 

living in 1595, as shown by the will of his brother John, which also 
gives his 

Children : 
i. Elizabeth,* b. abt. 15C0; ni. Ketle. 

5. ii. Francis. 
ill. John. 
iv. Ann. 

5. Francis'* Aldus (Thomax* Robert," Robert," Tliomas^) o: Fressing- 

field, born about 1565, the testator of 1625; had a wife .Sarah in 
1595 (probably mother of all his children), and a second wife. Mart, 
in 1625. 

= Stradbrook and Fressingfield are adjoining parishes. 

218 Thomas Cophy of Suffield, Conn. [Julv 

CMldren : 

i. Francis,' probablv d. yoiing. 

u. 2VATHAXIEL, b. abt. lo'.^J; d. bef. 1625, leaving -tt-Motv Elizabeth 
and children Mary.'' Aiiuis. s,Qd Eldous {sic: probably the Eliza- 
beth who m. John Fi^ke). 

iii. -JoHX, the testator of IW'J. 

iv. Nathan-, b. probably abt. 1595 ; (x^e to New Engla!:d abt. 163? with 
wife Mart, son John J and daa. Mary, and'senled at Dc-iuam, 

V. ANXK. m. (1) Robert A>T)rewes. who d. before l-io, lesTins chil- 
dren Frances and .Vary; m. (^' Thomas Caxxh^l, or Cax.non, 
and had children Thoihas and Margaret. 



By Louis Marixts Dswet, of Westfield, Mass. 

1. Thomas' Coplet* was of Springfield at the time of his marriage in 
1672: sabsei^uent to which he lived at Westfield, JIass., unzl aboat 1079, 
when he settled at SufEeld, now in Connecticut but then in Massachusetts. 
At Sulhr-Id he was highway surveyor in IG-Sl and ]fi89, ati consiable in 
1688. Thomas Copley, .John Burleson, William Holleday. and James 
Lawton of btilfield were sent to keep garrison at Deerfield. 12 Apr. 1097. 
" Olii Thomas Copley" died at Northampton. Mass.. 29 Nov. 1713. 

He marrie<i first a"t Westfieli l-j Nov. 1672, Ruth Desslow, torn 19 
Sept. i6-io, died 5 Oct. 1692, daughter of Henry, the first serler at Wind- 
sor Locks, Coim. ; secondlv, 25 Mav 1693, widow Ruth Taylos, who 
died 3 Nov. 1724. 

Chil.iren : 

i. ilATHEW,' b. 11 Nov. 1673 (?) ; d. 28 May, 1673 (?). 

2. ii. Thiimas, b. at "Westfield. 2f .Julv 1675 or «. 

3. iii. Mathew, b. at Suffleld. 14 Apr. 1679. 

4. iv. Samuel, b. 20 Sept. 16.^2. 

2. Thomas- Coplet (Thomas^), bom at Westfield, Mass., 23 .July 

167-5 or 6, died 30 .Aug. 17.51. aged 75, according to hlj gravestone 
at SutSeld, where he lived. His will, dated 19 Aur- 1751. and 
signed w-ith a mark, mentions son Ebenezer, grandson Thomas Cop- 
ley, and daughter Mary Copley, who was perhaps the Mary Copley 
whose inventory was taken a: Wethersfield, Conn., 17 Dec. 1775. 
Division of his estate was m;i 1^ 5 Mar. 1754. 

He married, 24 Oct. 1717. Mart Marshall, who lil-A 15 .\ug. 
17-51. aged 72, acconling to her gravestone at SutBeld. 


5. i. THoiiA^.' b. 9 Jan. 1718-19. 
i:. M.iKV. b. fiOct. 1720. 

6. i':l. Ebexezeb, b. 22 Feb. 1722-3. 

«He Wi^ ;'.:e son of widow Elizabeth Copley, who married at Windsor. Conn- Na- 
thaniel f Thev moved to N.jrthampto:i,"JIass., in a few vears, wb£r= lierisugh- 
ter Elizi. -.-.i C.^pl^y m. (1) 26 Jan. 16ft4— 5, Praisever Tarner ; 'ni. (21 in 1 "6, Simae! 
Langtou : ■ - (oi L'avid Alexan-ier. A Msrv Copsev (perhaps Copier. i,nd another 
dauglitei- ;: ■--.■!ov^ Elizabeth) m. at Spriug£ild, Mass., 30 Oct. 1656, Hug- Dudlev. 

1910] Thomas Copley of Si'ffiild, Conn. 249 

3. Mathew^ Coplet {Thomas^), born at Suffield, U Apr. 1679, there 

lived, and died 18 Feb. 1763. 

He married, 20 Feb. 1701-2, Haxxah Hcxlet. 
Children : 
i. Xathaxiel,^ b. 25 Not. 1702. SufBeld records give a Nathaniel m. 
in 1704 (?) to a Hannah Huxley. Farmington, Conn., records 
give a Nathaniel Coplev m. 27 Jan. 1761 to Abigail Norton. 

7. ii. Mathew, b. s Mar. 1703^. 

iii. Thomas, b. 27 July 1706; d. 9 Sept. 1706. 

iv. Han-xah, b. 8 Nov. 1707; m. 12 Jane Kol, Wnj-LiM Spexcer. 

V. Thomas, b. 1E> Oct. 1710. 

vi. Moses, b. 28 Dec. 1712. 

vii. Noah. b. 12 Feb. 1713-14; d. same month. 

viii. Sarah, b. 19 Aug. 1715 : had a son Joel Coplev. bv Samuel Smith, b. 

27 Aug. 1737. 
Ls. Elizabeth, b. 16 Feb. 1718-19. 

8. X. Noah. b. 28 Nov. 1721. 

4. SiiiuEi,'' Copley {Thomas^), born at Sutfield 20 Sept. 1682, where 

he was constable in 1715. 

He married, 4 Feb. 1713-14, Abigail Kent, bom at Suffield 
28 Sept. 1690, daughter of John and Abigail (Dudley). 

Children : 
i. Sa-muel,' b. 16 Jan. 1715-16. 

iL Daniel, b. 13 July 1718 ; m. in 1744-5. Mary Weight of Long Is- 
land. N. Y. 
iii. Abigail, b. 26 Apr. 1723. 
IT. ELiSHi. b. 26 Aug. 1728. 

5. Thomas^ Copley ( Thomas,'' Thomas^), a\lled 2d, born at Suffield, 9 

Jan. 1718-19, was drowned 15 Apr. 1744, aged 25, at Hanford ac- 
cording to one acootmt. He nuirried at Suffield, 22 Dec. 1742, Je- 
wi.MA Barker. 
Child : 

9. i. Thomas,'' b. 2S Dec. 1743. 

6. Ebenezer^ Copley {Thomas'- Thomas^), horn aX Suffield 22 Feb. 

1722-3, lived there and died in 1783. 

Abigail Copley and Joseph Kent were appointed administrators 
of his estate 24 Jtily 1783, and an inventor}', taken 12 Sept. 1783, 
showed a value of £478 ISs. The will of Abigail Copley, widow 
of Kbenezer, date»i 14 3Iar. 1799, mentions grandchildren Abigail, 
Tripheny, Mary, Joseph, and Cynthia Kent ; and grand-daughters 
Bebecca and Ruth Chaplin (probably children of daughter Ruth). 
He married, ab-jut 1753, Abigail Rising, born at Suffield 31 
Aug 173-. daught-er of Jonathan and Abigail (Bodurtha). (See 
Begister, vol. 63. p. 335.; 

Children : 
1. ABiG.iiL.-' b. 24 Feb. 1754. 

ii. RriH. b. 4 May 1757. Perhaps she m. Chaplin. 

ui- TisYPHKNA, b. \'j May 176'J; d. 12 July 1798 ; m 2 Apr. 1783. Joseph 
Ki;nt. Jr., ami had five children, b. at Sutfield. 

7. Mathkw* Copley IMathew,^ Thomas^), born at Suffield. S Mar, 

1703-4, there died 6 Feb. 17«s. 

He married, 28 Apr. 1736, Rebecca Owen. 
Children : 
i. KEBECCi.' b. 2; Jan. 1737-? : m. 19 Jan. 1758, J.oiES ILu-LUuy. 

250 Tliomas Copley of Suffield, Conn. [July 

ii. AXN, b. 30 June 173? : d 15 Apr. 1^34; had a son Walter Pynchon, 
by Walter Pynchoa, b. 7 Apr. 1770. 

8. Noui» CoPLET {Matheir,^ Thomas^), born 28 Nov. 1721, was of 
SufReld 11 Apr. 1777, when he deeded land in West Suffield to 
Amos Remington, and of Westfield 12 June 1778, when he deeded 
land to Joseph Hastings. On 19 Mar. 1783, Noali Copley of 
Westfield deeded to Benjamin Copley, yeoman, land on the east 
side of East Mountain. This land is now in the northwest part of 
Feeding Hills," town of Agawam, having been a part of Westfield 
until 3 Mar. 1802. On 6 July 1784 Noah Copley deeded to Joseph 
Copley of West Springfield, "blacksmith, his "farm in Westfield, 
housel barn and blacksmith shop, on the east side of East Moun- 
tain." On 3 Mar. 1790 he deeded to the First Baptist Church and 
congregation of Westfield one-quaner of a grist mill on Two-mile 

Noah Copley appears as a private in Capt. David Moseley's com- 
pany from Westfield in the Revolution, and is described as 55 years 
oldjheight 5 feet 9' inches, black hair, and as having enlisted for 
nine months on 5 Apr. 1779. He probably had the following chil- 
dren : 

1. Benjamin,* Feeding Hflls, 1 Jan. 1787, Hannah (Loomis) 
KiLLAM, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (Selden) and widow of 
John, b. probably at Feeding Hill' 19 Apr. 1752. 
10. 11. Mathew, b. abt. 1755. 

ill. Joseph, a blacksmith at Feeding Hills and West Springfield, 
iv. Thaddeos, who appears in Capt. Preserved Leonard's company, Col. 
Elisha Porter's Hampshire Cotinty regiment, from 28 Joly to 2 Sept. 
1779, in service at New London. 
V. Hannah, m. at Westfield, 2B Sept. ITSO, Soah Dewet, Jr., who lived 
in the present northwest part of Feeding HiHs. On 5 Feb. 1799 
he was appointed gmardian of James Copley of West Springfield, 
aged 14, heir of Joseph Coplev of Westfield (now Feeding Hills), 
deceased (Hampshire Co. Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 268). 
vl. William, of Westfield ; enlisted for nine montfis, 16 June 1778, in 
Capt. David Moseley's company. Col. Jolm Moseley's regiment, 
age 16 yrs., height 5 ft. 8 In., light complexion, and brown hair. 

9. Thomas* CoPLEr {Thomas* Thoma*,* Thomas^) was bom at Suflield 
28 Dec. 1743, where he lived until about 1774, when he appeared at 
Granby, Conn. He died at North Granby 4 Jan. 1797. 

He "married first, 17 July 1765, Phexix Lane, bom 3 Jan. 
1740-1, died 17 Feb. 17^3, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Adams); and secondly at Granby, Conn., 11 July 1774, Mart 
HoLCOMB, bom at Slmsbury, Conn., 6 Apr. 1749, daughter of 
John and Mary (Kent) of Suffield. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Maky,» b. 21 Feb. 176-5. 
li. Anne, b. 3 Mar. 1768. 
lii. Lucy, b. 14 Jan. 1771 : d. 23 Feb. 1771. 

b The present parish of Feeding Hills was a par: of Springfield until 23 Feb. 1774, 
when West Springfield was incorporated as a towE ; then a part of W est Springfield 
until 17 .May 1855, when Agawam was made a town. The northwest comer of Feeding 
Hills, consisting of a strip of land ahont three-quarters of a mile wide, running from 
Westfield River south to an eastern extension of the present southern boundarr ot 
Westfield and Southwick, was described as "The Lots on the East Side of East 
Mountain" in Westfield records. Feeding Hills is bounded on the south by Sutheld, 
and on the west by Westfield and Soathmck. 

1910] Thomas CojAey of Suffield, Conn. 251 

Children by second wife, bom at Granby : 
iv. Thomas, b. 11 Apr. 1775; d. 3 Mar. 1782 
V. Oliver, b. 27 Dec. 1776. 
vi. BiLDAD, b. 22 Jan. 1778 ; d. 5 Mar. 1782. 
vii. Belende (twin),b. 1 Oct. 1780. 
viii. LucENDB (twin), b. 1 Oct. 1780. 
ix. Thomas, b. 26 Sept. 1782. 
X. BiLDAD, b. 1 Apr. 1786. 
xi. Ebexezer, b. 19 Dec. 1787. 
xii. Alexander, b. 22 Nov. 1790. 

10. Mathew< Coplet {Noah,^ Malhew,"- Tltomas'), born about 175.5 

died after 183.3. He lived in that part of West Springfield now 
Feeding HOls, town of Agawam. He was a Revolutionary ^ol.iier 
at Ticonderoga, 25 Dec. 1776, to 3 Apr. 1777, and abo served in 
the North, 9 Aug. to 22 Oct. 1780. 

He married first (intention recorded at West Sprincrfield -5 Mav 
1779) Caroline Kent ; and secondly, 13 Mar. 1794, Kezia Ells- 
worth, born at Windsor, Conn., 1 Oct. 1766, died at Westfield, 
Mass., — June 1839, daughter of Gustavus and Kezia (Leonard) 
of West Springfield. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Phebe,* b. abt. 1785; m. at Suffield, 30 Nov. 1809, Aaron Smith, 
who d. at Feeding HUls 19 Dec. 1857, aged 76. Their dau. mr- 

riet Mary Elizabeth, b. 13 Oct. 1810, m. Fosset. 

ii. Elizabeth, d. of consumption, aged abt. 20 yrs. 

Children by second wife : 
iii. Elihu. 

11. iv. Hiram, b. 27 May 1799. 

12. V. Lester, b. 8 Jan. 1807. 

11. HiRAM^ Copley {Mathew* Noah* Maihew,'^ Thomat^), born at Fee-l- 

ing Hills, Agawam, 27 May 1799, died at Southwick, Mass., 6 Mar. 
1805, where he was a farmer, having previously lived at West 
Suffield, Conn., Feeding Hills and Westfield, Mass. 

He married at West Suffield, 2 Mar. 1819, Lcct Smith, bom 

at Hartland, Conn., 1 Apr. 1801, died at Westfield 13 Jan. 1860. 

daughter of Russell and Lucy (Gates). 
Children : 

i. Lybia ETOLrNE,^ b. at West Suffield 12 Feb. 1820; d. at Spencer- 
town, N. Y.,27 May 1850; m. at Canaan, Conn., U Sept. 1.-46, 
Joseph Denslow ; lived at Tyringham, Mass. ; had children Lncit 
and Alma. 

ii. Henry Lorenzo, b. 21 Jan. 1822; d. at Cairo. III.. l.«»;i ; a Union 
soldier; m. at Hartford, Conn., 8 Oct. 1846, Esther A. Loomis, 
dau. of Thomas and SaUy; had children: 1. Jasper.^ of Bridse- 
port, Conu., in 1904. 2. Prank, who was travelling in Ireland 
when last heard from. 3. Fred, d. at New Haven." Conn. : m. 
Gaisy Barns, and had Fred,* of New Haven. 

iii. Lo-nCA Margaret, b. 9 Jan. 1824 ; d. at Roseland, Fla. : m. at Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J., 27 Apr. 1848, George Peters, who was an oil- 
cloth printer, and d. at Roseland. They had at Elizabethtown : 
1. Jennie. 2. George. 3. Stephen. 4. Minnie. 

iv. Lewis Davis, b. at Feeding Hills 28 Mar. 1826; killed at Sptncer- 
town, N. Y., by the bursting of a cannon 4 Julv, abt. 18.52. 

V. Humphrey Elihu, b. at Southwick 30 Apr. 1828"; m. at Waterbury. 
Conu., Rebecca Forest, English by birth; had Willicm WaUh' at 
Waterbury, Conn. 

vi. Nelson Sm"ith, b. 8 May 1830 ; a sea-captain ; was lost on a vovace 
from China; m. at East Chatham, N. Y., 11 Oct. 1654. '. 

VOL. LXIV. 18 

252 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [July 

yii. JjLKi-: Elizabeth, b. at Southwick 19 Sept. 1833 ; liying at Westfleld 
in 1909, widow of Moses Ashley Avery, who d. in 1908 ; no chil- 

viii. HiitAii MtLTON, b. at Westfleld 2 Apr. 1836 ; d. — June 1842, at West 

ts. LociXDA Ellex (twin), b. 4 Mar. 1838 ; d. at Westfleld 9 Feb. 1875 : 
m. 29 June 1858, 0\td Newton of Claremont, N. H., later a whip- 
maker at Westfleld ; no children. 

X. LccY Eleanor (twin), b. 4 Mar. 1838; d. at Chesterfield, Mass. ; 
m. at Granbv, Conn., 21 Jan. 1869, Samuel Dady, a farmer at 

si. Harrison W., b. at West Suffield 6 July 1840 ; d. there 23 Mav 1842. 

sii. Hira-M Harrison, b. 16 Aug. 1842; living in 1909 at Westfleld, an 
organ-pipe maker; m. abt. 1870, Mrs. Jane Stevens; had: 1. 
ioufs.' 2. Alsie. 

xiii. AxsniONT LA^^NA, b. at Tyringham, Mass., 17 Oct. 1844 ; d. 24 Mar. 
1880 ; m. Welliam Morse, an Englishman, and whipmaker at West- 

12. Lester' Copley (Mathew* Noah,' Matliew,^ Thomas^), bom at 
Longyard, Southwick, Mass., 8 Jan. 1807, died 30 July 1888. aged 
81. He was a farmer and Methodist, and lived at West Suffield. 

He married, 14 Feb. 1828, Philma Miller, born at West 
Sufladd 3 June 1805, died in 1876, daughter of John and Roxana 

i. Albert Lester,' b. 28 Sept. 1878; d. unm. 
ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 30 Aug. 1830; d. at Warner Hill, West 

Suffield, in 1905; a farmer and cigarmaker; m. at Suffield, 6 Oct. 

1852, Corinthia D. Pease. Their daughter Emma' m. Levi 

Warner, and was living in 1906 at Hampden, Conn, 
lii. Edwin Jethro, b. 19 Jan. 1832 ; m. ; was living in 1906 with 

his family at Southwick. 
h-. Horace George (twin), b. 19 Oct. 1835; m ; was living in 

1906 at Southwick, next to his brother Edwin. 
T. KoRRis George (twin), b. and d. 19 Oct. 1835. 


rContinaed from page 166] 
The Names of all the Servants that Goes to Virginea in the Ship Con- 
cord J°° Walls Commander October y« 25"" 1698 Bound to Ezekiel Parr, 
h Jane Johnson of Wigan Spinster 4 Yeares 
h Isaac Carpenter 4 Yeares 
h John Prescot* of Wigan Tavler 4 Yeares 

h Roger Tayler of Abram in y* County of Lane husband 4 Yeares 
h Oliver Whalley ats Wood 7 Yeares 
h Alice Catterall of Wigan 4 Yeares 
h Elizabeth Ashton of Wigan Spinster 4 Yeares 
h Sarah Heyes 4 Yeares 

16 Nov., bapt. 22 Nov., 1633 at Cphol- 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 

h William Scott of Wigan 7 Yeares 

h Francis Cattarall of Wigan 4 Yeares 

h John Gasway 4 Yeares 

h William Fox 4 Yeares 

h James Exx 4 Yeares 

h James Butterworth^' Weaver 

li John Leyland of Abram Weaver 

h Mary Moss 

h Joshua Spencer of vpHolland^^ 

h Marv Gibbs of Wigan 

h J°° Wood 

h Alice Heaton 

h Rich'* Ileaton 

h Edward Heaton 

h Margaret Kearfoote of Wigan Spinster 

h Eliz : Heaton 

all bound at Wigan y* Countnsts [^sic] writt here 

h Charles Wilkinson of Burnley in Lancashire 

h Eliz : Rollins of Raiby'^' in Cheshire 

h Edward Wilson"* of Tarleton in Lane 

h Joseph Stanthrop of Yorkshire Tanner 

h Ann Eccles of Preston 

h Charles Coop^ of Bolton Tayler 

h James Gambell of Nantwich 

h Thomas Clayton of Preston 

h Martha Lloyd of Shroesberry in Shropshire 

h James Boardman"' of Bolton Butcher 

h Thomas Turner of Warrington 

h Hester Ford of Wigan Spinsf 

h Daniel Lyon of Rainford Blacksmith 

h Thursden Mather of Hinly in Lancashire 

h James Dangerfeild of Rapahannock River in Virginea 

h Ellen Peatiason of Fild Lane' 

h John Lamb of Leverpoole 

h John Ricketts Joyner 

h Eliz : Crompton" of Berry in Lane' 

h William Thomas of Carnarvanshire 

h John Johnson of Ipston in Staffordshr Shoomaker 

h Edward Houghton of Macclesfield 


4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

7 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 
7 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

5 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 
4 Yeares 

servants to M' J° Marsden Merc' who went w^ y* Submission 
2 9" 98 Paul Riglie of Hey in Lancashire 7 Yeares 

«> James, s. of Adam Butterworth, bapt. 22 Aug. 1680 at UphoUand. Adam Butter- 
worth h-nr. 2-5 June 1690 at Upholland. 
» In tiic parish of Wigan. 

^ Edward, s. of John Wilson of Bretherton, bapt. 10 Apr. 1675 at Croston, of which 

^« Charles Coope, s. of Laurence and Elizabeth of Bolton, bapt. 25 De ^4 at Bol- 

« James Boardman, s. of Andrew and Deborah of Little Bolton, bauL 14 , " 1676 

* S' Elizabeth, dau. of William Crompton, b. 15 Apr., bapt. 23 Apr. 1680 at Bary. W i. 
liam, s. of William Cromptou, b. 3 Mar., bapt. 12 Mar. 1636-7. 

254 Emigrants to America from Lii-erjiool [July 

2 O"" Jeremiah Jones'* of Berry 7 Years 

7 David Bevis of Burstan in Staffordshire 7 Years 

7 J° Newton of Bolton 7 Years 

7 Wm Fanley of Orrel near "Wigan Husband' 4 Years 

7 J° Winstantly'^ of y* sam husband' 4 Years 

7 9" Isaac Firth of Bradford in Yorkshire 5 Years 

7 Joseph Parr of Little Hilton* Lancashire 5 Years 

Decern 8 16it8 Nath : Fogg bound to M"^ Abram Dyson for 4 Years 

An Ace' of y* Servants tx) Vircdn' that went p y* Ann & Sarah m' J"" 
Marshall M^ for Virginea & bound to himself" 
Novemb. 4. i*S J™ Bruin of Chester Shumaker 4 years 
Novemb' 11. 1C98. 

Tho: Hawkshaw son of George Hawkshaw of 

Dennam,'^ Cheshire 5 years 

Herbert Son of Tho : Patterson late of Chester 

Chapman 7 yeares 

Walter Cramp Son of W™ Cramp of WLUington in 

Shropshire • 7 yeares 

J"" Son of J° TV"" of Widdenbury** in Cheshire 5 yeares 
Thomas son of Thorn* Jennison late of Lunt in 

Lancashire 7 yeares 

J™ son of J°° Shaw of Congleton in Cheshire 7 years 

An Ace' of Servants that went to Virginea in y* Ship Lamb of Dublin, 
m' "W™ Bumsides Slast"^ 

9h. 15. 16t»6 Judith Butterworth of JEddleton in Lancas' 
Sarah Celliam of Manchester 
Ann Sickley of Chadle in Cheshire 
Martlia Peak of Broden in Lancash' 
Ann King of Cletherou 
Matthew N'ewall of ilincheld** in Cheshire 
"W™ Sheapheard of Manchest 7 _veares 

Jonath" Preestley of Sneland in the County of York 7 yeares 
W™ Guy of Duckenfield in Cheshire 5 yeares 

Jno Penberrv of Manches'' 7 yeares 

Rob Leafiekl of Laneast' 5 yeares 

9b ' 17 Abigail Burnett of Manches' 5 yeares 

An Ace' or Servants That went to Virginnia in the Shipp Society of Lever- 
po.jle M=^ Joaath Licvsley Master 

Ociob' 23''. 'Ji And : Martin of Huttale in Lane 9 Ye;\res 

John Ramsbotten in County Lane. 5 Yeares 

- -Jeremiah Jones, s. o:' Eichard Jones of the Lees, h. 4 June, bapt. 13 June, 1675 at 

» John, 3. of Henry Wuiitamey of Billing, bapt. 11 Apr. 16S0 at UphoUand, parish of 

*• Little HuU.on. 

'■ This heading and the seven entries under it are crossed ou: in 'he ori^ si. Vide 
infra, where tLi'Iist is rcpeatcwi in somewhat changed form. 

- WvCuubur-r. 
^'Min.-auU. ' 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 

Novem' -f V^ John Brown of Cledle'^ Parish Nea Stockport 
2* Isaac Ta_vlor of Newton in the County of Lanca' 

Eliz" : Williams of Glutton in y« Co"unty of Chester 
Geo : "Wisson of Inglewhite in y« County of 
4"* Mary Clowd of Brewerton'^ in County of Chester 
Jane Banks of Chorley in Lancasher 
John Tayler of Coulden in County of Lancashire 
Rob' Noblett of Aston Bank in Lancashire 
Ayley BlackweU of Brewerton in Cheshire 
Jn° Briggs of Waddington in Yorkshire 


Dec^ IS'" 


5 TearcB 
5 Yeares 
8 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

6 Yeares 
6 Yeares 

5 Yeares 

6 Yeares 
6 Yeares 
5 Yeares 

Ace' of Serv"^ : y' Went to Virginnia m y* Globe M' Simpson Master 

Dec' )■* 2* John Strachine of Scotland 4 Years 

Alexander Marsh of Aughton Lancashire 8 Yeares 

Homer Rodan of Scotland to M' Neilson 4 Y'eares 

James Douglass of Scotland D° 4 Y'eares 

Peter Holland of Middle Witch 6 Y'eares 

James Corry of Scotland 4 Years 




1698 An Ace' of Servants Thatt went to Virginnia in 
Called the S' John Baptest : M'' Nicholas Franch. 
October 24** John Thompson of Cumberland 

John Rudd of Liverpoole Webster 

Peter Winstanley" of Oriell 

Abrairi Rudd of Rachdale Clothier 

John GOburt of Holtbridge in Essex 

John Morgan of Apsom" 

John Fisher of Holmes ChappeU 

SamueU Williams of Wrixham 

William Collins of Bristoll 

Thomas Williams of Wrixham 

Robert Lewis of Denbyshire 

John Redding of Canterbury 

Daniell Child of Whitechappele 

Richard Lewis of Branford 

Roliert Finch of Wrixham 

Elizabeth Holding of Lane Spinster 
26*^ Caelia Woods of Berry in Lane 

Elizabeth Hunt of Wrixham 

Ruth Davies of Wrixham Spinster 

Henry Woods of Derry 
28 Alexander Challinor of Macclesfield 

Ann Evans of Wrixham 
Novem y* 18 Edward Clark of Uttertter'' in Stafford 

Edwanl Williams of Rixam 
' John Taylor of Wellington in Shropshire 


3' Peter Win'stonle, s. of John of Orrel, bapt. 26 Dec. 1669 at Upholland. John, 
Thomas Winstanlev of Billing, bapt. 13 Sept. 1646 at Upholland. 
^ Epsom, Surreyi.?) 
^ Uttoxeter( ?) ' 

the good Shipp 

7 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Y^eares 

4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

10 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

6 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Y'eares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 

4 Yeares 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


28 John Cheetum of Oldham in the County of 

Lancaster 4 Yeares 

Jain Pre of Lyddgate in the County of Lancaster 4 Yeares 
29"' Marg' 'Renndle of Pilling, Indent" to John Fox, 

Mate of ihe s'' shipp, . 7 Yeares 

Dec' 5 Kewman Steward of the County of Norfolk 4 Yeares 

31 William Hodgkins to m' Conly of Blackly in 

Worcetsh' 4 Yeares 


An Ace' of Serv* That "Went to Virginnia in the Ann and Sarah M' 
John Marshall Master 
Novem : 4"" : 98 

John Bruin of Chester 4 Yeares 
7 Mich' Godwin of "SVinchester 4 Yeares 
11 Jn° Shaw of Congleton in Chesshire 7 Yeares 
Tho : Jennvon of Lunt in Lancashire 7 Yeares 
Jn° Williams of Chesshire 5 Yeares 
Walter Crampton * of Willington in Shropshire 7 Yeares 
Herbert Patterson of Chester Chapman 7 Yeares 
Thos : Hawkshaw of Dannam *' in Cheshire 5 Yeares 
Jn° Hoague of Cload in Cheshire 9 Years 
Wharton Fallowfield of Pennyroth" in Cum- 
berland 4 Years 
24 William Wood of Tarvin in Cheshire 5 Yeares 
26 Jn" Lloyd of Weppen in Flintshire 8 Years 
Dec^ 2 Jn" Lyon of Huntspear in Somersetshire 4 Yeares 
5 Jn" Baker of Astberry in Cheslure 5 Yeares 
7 Jn° Shaw of Millhouse in Lancashire 4 Yeares 
9 W" Heaton of Heaton in Lancashire 4 Yeares 
10 Job : Howard of Sawford by Manchester 5 Yeares 
Ann Dnmbile of Middle Witch in Cheshire 4 Yeares 
Sarah Pinkston of D" 4 Yeares 
1 6 Jn° Rothell of Toddington*" in Lancas' : 5 Yeares 
Sam" Mccreky of Carlisle in Cumberland 5 Yeares 
Elb* : Valentine of Leverpoole 6 Yeares 
Dan : " Walker of Stand of Polkington in Lan- 
cashire . 4 Yeares 
Joseph : Brosents of Burnby in Lancashire 4 Yeares 
Adam Mottershed" of Macclesfield in Cheshire 4 Yeares 
23 John Milener of Holebrook in Yorkshire 5 Yeares 



An Ace' : of Servants That went to Virginnia in the Ship Called the 
Eleanor of Liverpoole Nicholas Remolds Master 
Septem': 5: 1698 

Charles Barber of Kilkenny 5 Yeares 

"Tae ton of Crampton has been added and crowded in. Vide ai. "or the original 
fonz: r.f the list. 

*' Daaham. 

« Penrith. 

*• Toitington. 

'^Adim, 5. of Roger Mottersheade of Mottram, bapt. 7 Aug. 1677 at Prestbury, of 
whiih pirish Macclesfield wai also i pan. 


Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Elizabeth King of Dublin 4 Yeares 

Martha Jackson bound but remaned 4 Yeares 

24"" John Pennant of flintshire 7 Yeares 

27 Mary Terpin of Lathom in field 6 Yeares 
October 18 John Posthous of Harding in Wales 5 Yeares 

19 Ralph Haliwale of Bolton falsified his name it was 

Thorns 4 Yeares 

22 Diana Johnson'^ of Presberry in Chesshire 4 Yeares 

Marg' Bantnm of Coppl in Lancashire 4 Yeares 

^lary Smalhvood of Bartumlee in Cheshire 4 Yeares 

Novem'' 2* Peter Shellom of Presberry in Cheshire 7 Yeares 

Thomas Upton of Presberry d" 4 Yeares 

Gone \_crossed out] 

Martha Jackson" of Presberry d° 5 Yeares 

John Upton^' of D° 5 Yeares 

Elizabeth Upton of D° 4 Yeares 

Susanna Pound of Devon Widdowe 4 Yeare; 

John Haggarty Ireland 4 Yeare: 
William Beck of Underbarraugh in Westmoreland 4 Year& 

Rob' Lawson of Burnick in Lanccshire 4 Yeares 

Rich"* Holmes of Preston in Lanca : 4 Yeares 

Peter Jones of Anglesey 4 Year& 

Hugh Owen of Anglesay 4 Yeares 

William Owen of Anglesay 4 Yeares 

22"* James Morden of Bristol! 7 Yeares 

28 Elizabeth WUson of Carleton in. County of Lancas : 4 Yeares 

29 John Hartopp of Coventry 4 Yeares 

30 John Porter of Wimsley^' Parish in Chesshire 4 Yeares 
Novem': 17''' : James Barbur bound to John Tyrer 7 Yeares 
Dec'' 2"* Katharine Ritchley of Ayre in Scotland 

3 : W" Blundell of Cheedley Holme" in Cheshire 5 Yeares 

9* Rp*". Relshaw of Lendy in Yorkshire 7 Yeares 



An Ace' of Servants that went to Virginea m the Ship Barbadoes Merc' 
and were bound to m' Cuthbert Sharpies 

23-9b 98 Josiah Mayeres of Macklesfield in Cheshire 4 Yeares 
23 Jane Swindle of Maxfield Mem* She was bound 

to Aldem" Houghton 5 Yeares 

25 TJiomas Yates of Whiston 5 yeares 

25 Aaron Summers of Kellen in Lancash' 5 yeares 

25 AV'" Davies of Mosteyn in Flintshire 5 yeares 

1 xb J°° France of Huddorsfield in Yorkshire 4 veares 

1 : Elizabeth Dickin of Denby in Wales 4 

1 : Mary Holme" of Bolton 4 

2. 9b. Joyce Cooper of Carnarvanshire 4 


45 Dvana, dau. of John Johnson of Falibroome, bapt. 4 Feb. 1678-i Prestbary. 

«M"artha, dau. of Peter Jackson, bapt. 1 Feb. 1681 at Presthury. 

« John, s. of James Upton of Newton, bapt. 28 Jan. 1679-80 at Prestbao 


so Mary Holme, d.iu. of Timothy of Little Bolton, bapt. 25 Apr. 16S0, Marah Holme, 
dau. of Jas. and Margaret of Bolton, b. 29 Nov., bapt. 2 Dec, 1077 at Bolton. 

Bound 4 Teares 

To M' John 4 Yeares 

Hughes 4 Teares 

258 Emigrant-i to America from Liverpool [Jiily 

1. xb Marv Case^^ of Bolton 4 yeares 

1 Sarah Gibbons of Macleslield 4 yeares 

2 Benjamin Roy' ^'^ of Macklesfield 7 yeares 
28.8b Samuel Dagnell of S' Hellen in Lancash' 5 yeares 
xb. 5 W™ Cragge of Dent in Yorkshire 5 yeares 
12 Rob' Ward of Bolton in Lancashire 6 Yeares 

An Ace' of Serr: " That Went to Tirginnia in the Shipp Called the 
Submission of Leverpoole Thomas Seacome Master 
Octob' : 7 : 1698 

William Relict of Gatle- 

mellit in Flintshire 
John Young of Wandsor 

in Surrey 
William Bradshaw of Long 
Green in Chesshire 

12"' John Adams of Shotten in Flintshire 4 Yeares 
14"' John Thompson of Coalrain 1 

in Ireland > Bound to 4 Yeares 

Henry Woods of Chester ) M"^ Jn° Hughes 4 Yeares 

24"' Mary" Standish of Stafford, Spinster 4 Yeares 

Mary Faulkner of Manchester, Spinster 4 Yeares 

IMartha Newton of Macclesfield 4 Yeares 

25"" Joan Witter of Tapperly in Chesshire 4 Yeares 

28"' Philip Finn of Harding Parish in Wales 4 Yeares 

John Finn of D° 6 Yeares 

X^ovem' : 2* Robert Middleton of Oacks Parish in Derby 

Shire 4 Yeares 

Ellin Barlow of Macclesfeild in Cheshire 4 Yeares 

Tho: Williams of Camarran in AVales 5 Yeares 

Fran : Glanford of Bnckinhamshire 4 Yeares 

And : Hamilton of Edenlxirough 4 Yeares 

IC"" Rich'' Fin near hardingin Flintshire 4 Yeares 

23 William Pelkington" of Brindle 5 Yeares 

Ace' of Servants that Wemt to the West Lidies in the Ann and Mary, 
John Dann Master, and bound to him, 1698/g 
March the Thomas Roper of Wrightingham in Lancashire 

28: 1698/g Aged (19) Yeares bound for 4 Yeares 
ApriU the 4'": Henry Halewcod of Ormskirk in Lancashire 

Aged (25) Yeares bound tor 4 Yeares 

Mem*" if Peter Atherton of Cuerdly aged about Ten Yeares Comes to 
05er himself he is apprentice to Tho : Richardson of the same place. 
A Gray Wastecoat, & Gray Stockings a Jockey Capp : Flaxen hair'd 

'"' Mary Care, dau. of Samuel and Martha of Bolton, b. 29 Nov., bant. 2 , -.. 1677 at 


" Benjamin Royle, s. of Henrv Royle, bapt. 3Ci Sept. 1673 at Macclesneld. 

'■'■• Will'iam Pilkington. s. of i-'hz.. bapt. 17 Feb. I681WI at Brindle. John Pilkingcon 
and Agnes Waring m. 24 Jaly 1676 at Brindle. John Pilkington churchwarden of 
Brindle in 1679. 

1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 259 

Ace' of Servants bound to W W™ Middleton Master of the Irish Law- 
rell of Leverpoole bound for Newfoundland as Viz' : 

Feb : 21 If g^ [Age] [Term] 

Henry Powell of Wells in Sommersetshire 21 - 4 

James Tucker of Wells 20 - 4 

Thomas Jones of Carnervan 20-4 

Runn Thomas Jackson of Blakeley in Lane' 19 - 4 

Feb: 27 W'" Williams of Narbot in Pembrookshire 21-4 

Ace' of Servants bound to Cap' Edw" Tarleton and Went U> Newfound- 
land in the (Yorkshire) Lawrell of Leverpoole as Viz' : 

Evan Owen of Ossesstry" in Shropshire 20 - 4 

Thomas Williams of Carnarvan in Wales 12 - 9 

28'^ Hugh Reddish of Kearsly Near Bolton in Lane' 19-4 

John Stock of Rachdale in Lane' 23-4 

John Barnes of Hazledine^ in Lane' 15-7 

John Wood of D" 13-8 

John Bretherton of Nantwich in Cheshire 20-4 

Ace' of Serv** that Went to New England in the VLrginnia Merch' Ed- 
mund BaU Master 1699 

T ™ -.» O.I r.rv Tears Years 

Imp™ : Mar : O ' 99 of Age to serre 

Jaue Radcliff of Rachdale iu Lancashire Spin- 
Mary Gleddale of Hepworth in Yorkshire 
Danill Clows of Osterfield in Staffordshire 
John Holgrave of Hazledine^* in Lancashire 
James Nuttes of Blakebourne d° 
Paul Widdop of Hallifax in Yorkshire 
John Walker of Tithrton" in Cheshire 
Christophr Patrick of Great Musgrove in 

Mathew Mooreton^^ of Presbury in Cheshire 
John Jones of Clanderry Denbyshire Wales 
James Thompson of the Kingdom of Scotland 
Josiah Maires of Macclesfield in Cheshire 
Mary Dawson of Leades in Y''orkshire 
Margaret Jones of Ritcliin in Denbyshire 
James Chaddock of Rotchdale in Lancashire 
Jane Swindle of Macclesfield in Cheshire 
Edward Cook of Hope Parish in Derbyshire 
Richard Thomas of Dublin in Ireland 
Nicholas Kurd of Possenby" in Cumberland 

S5 Haslingden. 

" Haslingdeu. 

" Titherington. 

M Matthew, s. of Mattliew Moreton, bapt. 22 Nov. 1676 i 






















Emigrants to America from Liverpool 


Turnd off 



Thomas Stringer of Bnckton in Yorkshire 
John Beaver of Hepworthe in Yorkshire 
Jonath : Hanly of Martown in Yorkshire 
Edward Glover of Manchester in Lancashire 
Hugh Hugliles [«!'c] of Anglesey in Wales 
Peter Bole of Pavnton in Cheshire 
Jlargarett Todd of IngletoD in Yorkshire 
Mary Tayler of Ratchdale in Lancashire 
James Clarke of Newtown heath in Cheshire 
Edward Faux of Flint in Wales 
Math : Williams of Blew Morrice in Wales 
Humph Salsbury^'^ of Glan'iiray in Denbyshire 
Marg* Bishop of Loughbourough in Lecest- 

Peirce Tickle*"* of Limb in Cheshire 
John Smith of Craven in Yorkshire 
John Williams of Woolwich in Kent 
John Roadly of the City of Norwich 
Dan" Clew of Manchester in Lancashire 
John Rothett of Blackboum in Lancashire 
Maudlin Lewis of Carmarthen Town in Wales 
John Mills of Oldham in Lancashire 
( Joseph Bell of New Castle upon Tine 
I Lawrence Scotland of Scotland 
Ann Singleton of Firwood*" in Lancashire 

bound to M' John Moody 



























An Ace' : of Servants that went to PensUvania, Virginnea or Marly in 
the good Shiip the Experiment of Leverpoole Cavaleiro Christian Master ; 
all bound to M' John Hughes of the s"" Ship Ang^ 16. 1699 

Jime 20"' : 1699 

Mary Lee of Peake in Derbvshire Spinster 
Richard Worrall of Bridget Parish in the 
City of Chester Tayler 

Joly 4"' Stephen Fletcher of the City of London 

Jnlv 11 

July 20«^ 

■ 22^ 


William Windsor of Pottere Marson in 
Leicestershire Blacksmith 

James Johnson of Sawford in Lancashire 

Ellin Acres of Sephton in Lancashire 

Ellin Rushton of Whaley Parish in Lan- 

George Griifith of Colin'^ in Flintshire 

Marg" Plaise of Stairboume in Yorkshire 

John Rhcnies of Hallifax Parish in York- 
shire Weaver 

of Age 




5*1 Hnmphrr Salsburv and Marr Milborn m. at Boston, Mass., 11 .: 
«" Peirce Ti ;kie and Jane Katleife m. at Boston. Mass., 26 May 1" 
»■ Firgrove ( "r 
»•- Colwvn ( :• 











1910] Emigrants to America from Liverpool 261 

Aug': 4th Marg' Ellis of Merryonithshire in Wales 
W" Ellis of the same 
Elizabeth Wharton of Frodsham Parish in 

Jane Lackey of Carrickfargus in Ireland 
Aug* : 9th John Jones of Northey in Flintshire 

15"" John Richard of Clanarman Parish in 

Denbyshire 16 7 

M*™ Richard Berlow Apprentice to W" Hoome of Manchester Dyer 
On [si'c] Runn his Master Aug 22 : 1699. to Send a note to his s"* Master 
to Enquire whether he is Consenting to his Goeing to Sea or not. 

Servants Bound to M"^ Richard Murfey Master of the Lamb of Doblin 
Bound to Verginnia 

Septemb' i" 1699 : Age 

Phebe Leed of Oldham in Lancashire 19-05 

do Robert Owen of Scale in Cheshire Taylor 18-05 

do Mary Speakman of Clifton in Lancashire 20-05 

do Thomas Lindsay of Pendleton in Lancashire 1 6-09 

do Ellen Holt of Rachdale in Lancashire 27-05 

6° John Andrew of Oldham in Lancashire 22-04 

Sepf 19° I Mary Atkinson of Nottingley in Yorkshire 21-5 

1699 J Bound to M'' Henry Smith of Liverpoole Merch' 
9br20°:99 Joseph Elwood of Garston Taylor To Henry Smith 19-4 

October John Nuttong of Burnley in Lancashire to M' Robert 

7°: 1699 Fleetwood 12-10 

To M"' Lewis Jenkins 

I Richard Edwards of Denbyshire 14-7 

John Edward d° 18-5 

Rob' PoweU d" 20-6 

Rob' Davies 21-6 

Sept' 12"' John Nicholson of Lancaster bound to '\ Age Teares 

M"^ Thomas Tyler to go to new England V 
for Seaven Yeares ) 20-7 

14° John Thomas of Clandethlow in Carmar- 

thenshire bound to Cap' Clayton for 
y« West Indies 

Servants bound to Thomas Bowling of Exton in Lancashire husbandm' : 
Octobe 14°: And Went in the Elizabeth for Viginniae or Maryland : Gil- 
bert Leivsay Master 

OctoV: 14° James Hall of Exton in Lancashire H 

1699 Joshua Holden of Heath Charnock in Lancashire 16 08 

pd Thomas Colson of Chorley 18 08 

William Dickinson of Flucton in Yorkshire 14 08 

WiUiam Conlr of Ouse Walton in Lancashire 09 13 

262 Emigrants to America from Liverpool [July 

Serv" : Bouad to M' Bryan Blundele Masf of the Mulberry October 
the 24»: 1699 

f Isaac Scofield of Chatherton'^ near Manchester 13 : 11 

8ber 24° : 99 ■] James Scofield his brother 11:11 

(_ Edward Lunt of Maile^ in Lane' 13 : 11 

8ber 26 : 99 William Scott of Portsm" to M' John Parker 14 : 07 

9ber. 10 Jacob Rylance of Morley in Cheshire to Richard 

Singleton 24:5 

Servants Bound to M"' Henry Brown Master of the Loyalty bound for 
Yirginnia or Maryland 


8ber 24°: 99 Francis Boardman of Gorton near Manchester 21—4 

Ann WiUiams of Denby shire 22-7 

Jam: Kershaw of Blakely in Lane' 18-7 

W" Kinder of disley in Cheshire 1 6-7 

Math Stabbs Sen of Rushton in StafEordshire 44-6 

Math Stabbs jun' of Ditto 15-9 

Edward Stabbs of Ditto 16-8 

Ewen Lemmas'* of Bury in Lane' 21-5 

An Ace' of Servants bound to M' W" Porter of Leverpoole Merchant 
and went in the Shipp Eleanor for Virginnia or Maryland M' Nicholas 
Reynolds Master 1699 

Jan'7 2'" 1699 Constant Jeoffrys of S* Asaphs in Wales 16-5 

3" Elizabeth Edwards of Yarmouth 18-5 

1 Charles Quarryer of Sandbich in Cheshire 25 : 4 

Mary Steele of Beeston Castle in Cheshire 25 : 4 

Jane Wright of Skipton in Yorkshire 15 : 7 

Mary Anderton of Leverpoole in Lancashire 20 : 4 

19"" John Tra vers of Denbyshire 14:7 

Mary Jones of Camarvan in Wales 18 : 5 

20"" Samwell Smallwood of London & his Wife 

Martha 35 : 27 : Each 4 

W" Huntington of Jliddlewich in Cheshire 28 : 4 

Ellen Masterman of Omskirk 20:5 

Eliz*- Gallibum of Blackboum 18:5 

« Chadderton ( ?) 


"The following items refer to Burr ; Owen, 3. of John Lommi3, b. 19 Aor., bapt. 
27 Apr., 1679. John, s. of Richard Lomax, Tavlor, b. 24 Mir., t«ipt. 28 Mir., 1650. 
John, s. of Richard Lomax, Elton, b. ■© JuIt, bapt. 6 Aug. l^S. John, f ' Richard 
Lomai, Goosford, b. 4 Sept., bapt. 12 S^pt , 1647. Wife of Richard Lomax, . -lor, d. 
2 Oct., bur. 3 Oct., 1652. Richard Lomax, Tavlor, d. 12 May, bar. 13 May, 1651. - -e. 
w. of Richard Lomax, Cooper, d. 28 Jane, bor. 30 Jane. 1651-2. Wife of Richard Lu 
max. Carpenter, bur. 27 Apr. 1661 Richard Lomax, Smpobotham , d. 15 Mar , bur. 18 
Mar., 1671-2. Izabell, wife of Richard Lomax, d. 5 Jt:^, bar. T JuIt. 1673. John Lo- 
max and Esther Howorth, both of Burr, m. 13 Feb. 1671-2. John Lomax and Eliza- 
beth Greenhalph, m. 12 Aug. 1672. JohaLomaxandAnLowofBGrym.7 Jan 1672-3. 
Jo" Lomax Curate of Bury m 1694. John Lomax Chnrchwarden in 1685. Richard Lo- 
max of Redwells Churchw.irden in 1651. Either, dan. of James H-3worth of Elton, b. 
7 Mar , bapt. 13 Mar. 1650. Elizabeth, dau. of John Greenhal^h, Catholic, b. 19 Nov., 
bapt. 24 Nov., 1653. 

1910] First OimiershiiJ of Ohio Lands 263 

Tho : Hodgkinson of Preston 19:4 

Math. Thorp of the City of York 24 : 4 

John Thorp of Mossen near Manchester 13:8 

Steph Thomas of Twissock in Denbvshire 15:7 

Edward Jones near Wrexham in Wales 20 : 7 
Feb : 9 : Richard Dalton of Carlisle in the Comity of 

Cumberland 26 : 4 

19 David Curran of the City of Dublin 30: 4 



Serv^ : bound to M'' John Eimmer Master of the Good Ship Planter 
bound for Ne^vfoundland Mar: 18°: 1699 

March y^ 18"" James Day of Doublin in Ireland 22-5 

James Garnette of Eainhill in Lane' 22-5 

[To be continued] 


By Albion Morris Dtee, A.M., of Cleveland, Ohio 
[Continued from page 180] 

The fears of Maryland respecting the use that might be made of the 
vacant land, if the claimant states were not restrained by pro-\"isions in the 
articles of confederation, apply directly to the plans of her neighbor state 
to seize and hold the whole extent of disputed territory. Virginia laid 
foundation for the broadest expansion of her dominion, in the teginning, 
at the moment of transition from the condition of a royal British colony 
to that of a fi'ee American commonwealth, in the assumption of the second 
charter of King James, issued to the "Virginia" of 1609, as the basis of 
her rights in America. A number of events in the Litter history of the 
American colonies tend to establish the west boundary line of the claim- 
ants' territory at the " sources of the rivers which fall into the Atlantic 
ocean from the west to the northwest," but Virginia clung to the doctrine 
of the hinterland as the foundation of her domain, and steadfastly pushed her 
borders westwivrd ; first, over the greater mountains, upon the western 
waters, and thence across the river to the uttermost reaches of the Illi- 
nois, untU, in the land cession of 1783, she was forced to drop the prize. 
The claims in the Virginia constitution, quoted on an earlier page as the 
initial cause of alarm in the colonies, made the extent of the new- 
formed commonwealth to stand as fixed in this chaner, m^-dified by the 
more recent limitation of the French Treaty ; comprehending 

All that space and circuit of laud lying from the sea-coast, two hun ' -< miles 
each way from the Point or Cape Comfort, up uito the Isad throughoui _ -> 
sea to sea [Mississippi River], west and northwest. 

Provisions were made in the constitutional paragraph releasing, for pru- 
dential reasons, the portions of territory on the eastern waters which were 
actually covered by her sister colonies, but there were no allowances on the 
western waters for the claims of other states whose chaner limits fall within 
the area blocked out in the Stuart grant. Virginia Lad no intention of 

264 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

recognizing the right of any other colony in that direction. It was the la- 
tent purpose of V^irginia to" enter and occupy this reserved domain of the 
crown, and to have and to hold the soil exclusively untU, peopled by her 
soldiery, " one or more territories, by act of legislature, shaJl hereafter be 
laid off, and governments established, westward of the Allegany moun- 
tains." " 

The objection heard in Congress respecting the territorial land claims 
was general and not particular, and no protest against indi^^dual state claims 
was made until towards the last. Maryland made her objections felt mthe 
matter of controlling the Chesapeake waters by an early conference with 
Virginia and a joint commission, 

to consider of the most proper means to adjust and confirm the right of each, 
to the use and navio:ation of, and jurisdiction over the Bay of Chesapeake, and 
the rivers Potomac and Pocomoke. 

But no state made local challenge of the proposed rule of the common- 
wealth of Virginia on the western waters. 

Tlie first mark of the purpose of Virginia to occupy the back country 
is in the prohibitive clause appendant to the description of the chaner lim- 
its of the commonwealth enacted May 6, 1776: 

No purchase of lands shall be made of the Indian nations, but in behalf of the 
public, by aothority of the general assembly. 

It was the well established policy of the British crown and colonies that 
the title of an Indian was not in itself sufficient to convey the right of 
property,'* but occasion called for the early application of this principle in 
Virginia, with respect to the disputed lands, while the convention was still 
in session, in the following form : 

Whereas, divers petitions from the inhabitants on the western frontiers have 
been presented to this convention, complaining of exorbitant demands made on 
them for lauds claimed by persons pretending to derive title from Indian deeds 
and purchases. 

Besolved, That all persons actually settled on any of the said lands ought to 
hold the same, without paying any pecuniary or other consideration whatever to 
any private person or persons, until the said petitions, as well as the validity of 
the titles under such Indian deeds and purchases, shaU have been considered and 
determined on by the legislature of this country ; and that all persons who are 
now actually settled on any unlocated or unappropriated lands In Virginia, to 
which there is no other just claim, shall have the pre-emption or preference, in 
the grant of such lands. 

Resolved. That no purchases of lands within the chartered limits of Virginia, 
shall be made, under any pretense whatever, from any Indian tribe or nation, 
without the approbation of the Virginia legislature. 

" The assumption of Virginia respecting her chartered limits was never put to proof. 
The generous conces!-ion of a portion of the territory made in 17&4 rendered pn.->of of 
claims unuece^j^ary, and Congress magnanimously accepted the cession on itj face 
value withou: insisting on proofs of title. Proof was unnecessary also because the 
United States held by prior and higher claims the Iroquois deed of 1701, and the defin- 
itive treaty of 1783. Ex parte statements on the value of the Virginia title have not 
been lacking from that time to this; the latest is *' a communication fr-^m th 

nor of Virginia transmitting certain correspondence and reports in iv. ~'-e to the 
claims of \'irginia against the United States government on account of the tv-. •'f 
the Northwest Territory " (Va. Sen. Doc. No. ill, Jan. 24, 1910), wherein it is pro- 
posed to the legislature that a demand shall be made upon the United States for a re- 
fund of a share of « 119,479,204 due Virginia as reserve interest in ceded lands mis- 
appropriated bv the United States for education, public improvement, and other local 

*-- Chief Justice Marshall ruled " that a title to lands derived solelv from a grant 
made bv an Indian tribe northwest of the Ohio in 1773 and 1775 to private individuals 
cannot be reoguized in the courts of the United States " (8 Wharton, p. &43). 

1910] First Ownershij} of Ohio Lands 265 

The petitioners referred to in these resolutions are " inhabitants of that 
part of America called Transylvania," from whom one petition is recorded 
in the Journal of the Convention under date of May IH. They complain of 
the unjust and arbitrary proceedings of Richard Henderson and Company, 
tfae proprietors of that country in which the petitioners had made settle- 
ments under expectation of undoubted title. They doubt the validity of 
the purchtise those proprietors have made of the Cherokees, "the only title 
they set up to the lands for which they demand such exorbitant sums of 
money," a* it was in conflict with a deed which they had lately seen, exe- 
cuted at Fort Stan wis, in which the confederated Indians of theSix Nations 
•• declared the Cherokee [ Tennessee] river to be theii- true boundary with 
the southward Indians." As they had purchased from the Henderson 
Company they asked for relief from the convention of Virgmia, or an es- 
pousal of their claim in Congress as the cause of the colony. 

The proprietors of the Transylvania purchase answered these petitions 
in a memorial which appears at great length in the convention proceed- 
ings of June 15, in which they seek to clear themselves of the heavy 
charges of injustice, exorbitant, and arbitrary measures. They deny also 
certain uLsinuations " of setting themselves up as absolute proprietors of 
an independent province ; and of attempting to dismember the colony by 
sending deleg;ites or a memorial to Congress." They claim also priority 
of title to the convention and the commonwealth of Virginia, arguing that 
a declaration of indeijendence cannot alter the tenure of estates, or a change 
of government interfere with the rights of private individuals to hold pro- 
perty ; and they demand a hearing of the matters charged in the petitions." 

The petitions and the memorial were in the hands of committees of the 
convention, and they passed over as impending business to corresponding 
committees of the general assembly when that body was organized under 
the commonwealth. The references to attempts to set up independent 
goverumetiis at different locations along the Ohio were transmitted to the 
deJegates La Congress to forestall action there. The Henderson case called 
for an inquiry into the nature of the Iroquois claims to the Cherokee 
co-nntry, and commission; were assigned to take depositions of the Indian 
chiefs at Williamsburg and in the Washington district. Thus matters 
stc«>d in the middle of the second session of the Virginia assembly when, 

are found running through the printed records of 
ion of Virginia, and the succeeding sessions of the 
general asstmblv, and elsewhere in the published archives of Virginia. Thej tell the 
same story 

... of the hardsliips that would result to the petitioners and others, from grants of large 
tr«*ctB of land^ to private companies of gentlemen, which were to be sold out at a moderate 
pnice for the tncouragement aud speedy tettlement of the back country, but that agents to the 
coanpany and :iieir ?ucce..rors, instead of adliering to their (irst proposa'ls, liave demanded, aud 
a<x.DalIy receiTed enormous prices, and have, by various unfair practices, either sold, located or 
ciiamed nearly double their first grant. 

Certain peritioners set forth that they had 

. . . entered on the lands they occupied many years before and cultivated tUera witii ^ ' 'ohor 
anifi expense, -i-ften at the peril of their lives from savages, in consequence of whicii they u^^. 
they had obtaxaed a just aud equitable title to their possessions, without being obliged' to con- 
triSinte large s^ms of monev for the separate emolument of individuals whose mercenary views 
aK^ incompatib;e witli tlie real good of the community. 

Petitions are recorded also from companies holding grants to take up and survey 
laijds issued '• by the governor and council under the former British government. 
Tbe purchas.er5 hud made investments in explorations and surveys, in roadways and 
other improvements, and they had sold off much of their lands to actual settlers, but 
their contracts were impaired' and their operations interrupted by the general feeling 
of iinrest in the colonies, and by the uncertainty regarding titles, and all would be lost 
unless the tiiies were confirmed. 

266 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

on the 3d of June, 1777, a memorial appeared from the proprietors of a 
tract of land on the Ohio, called Indiana. 

The memorial of the Indiana Company, known in after proceedings in 
the land controversy in the Continental Congress, raised the direct point 
with the commonwealth of the right of title of the Six United Nations to 
practically all of the back country from the Wisconsin to the central ridges 
of the AUeghanies, upon which the claims of the New York colony had 
rested for almost a century. The memorialists claimed propertj' as con- 
veyed by the SLs United Nations at a treaty held at Fort Stanwix in 
the year 1768, setting forth 

" That the grant was obtained of the grantors nnder the immediate superin- 
tendence of Sir William Johnson, and executed in the presence of the Governor 
of New Jersey, and others, among whom were the commissioners then attending 
in behalf of the colony of Virginia." 

They conceive that by the convention resolve of the 24th of June last, 

Virginia had laid a foundation for calling In question the title of the memorial- 
ists to the lands aforesaid ; If the title of the memorialists should be called into 
discussion, conscious of the equity and validity of their right, they shall never 
hesitate to submit it to a proper judicature, nor to defend it in "the ordinary 
course of justice ; that, under these circumstances, they couflde the legislature 
of Virginia will not, by any act or proceeding whatever, Impeach or prejudice 
their title, so well establi&hed, on the principles of reason, equity, and sound 

The memorial, when read, was referred to the committee of the whole 
house upon the state of the commonwealth, the same conmiittee that had 
charge of the Henderson case. The matter dragged along through the 
third session, during which the Henderson case was appointed to a hearing 
and postponed. It must not be supposed that the Virginia general assembly 
mistook the gravity of the situation. On the last day of the third session 
action came of a significant character. The record for January 24, 1778, 
reads : 

" The clerk of the house was ordered to transmit a copy of the several papers 
filed in the office relating to the claim of Richard Henderson and Company and 
the Indiana Comjjany, to George Mason and Thomas Jefferson, Esquires." . 

This was done, no doubt, to fortify the assembly with opinions ; and on the 
same day these resolutions were agreed to : 

Whereas, it is of the greatest importance to this commonwealth, that the 
waste and unappropriated lands to which no person having just claim should be 
disposed of, for the purpose of creating a sinking fund, in aid of the taxes for 
discharging the public debt, and to the end that the claims to unpatented lands, 
under the former or present government, may not in the meantime be increased 
or strengthened. 

Resolved, that every entry, with the survey hereafter made in the country 
upon the westeru waters under any pretence or title whatsoever, until the land 
office shall be established and the manner and terms of granting waste and un- 
appropriated lands, shall be void and of no effect ; and that no persons hereafter 
settling in the country upon the said western waters, shall h'~ "Utitled to any 
land or pre-emption of land for such settlement, without paym^ . ""> 'same 
such consideration as shall be hereafter ascertained by the general assemoij, .^ 
as no family be entitled to more than 400 acres. 

Resolved, That aU persons claiming any tmpatented lands on the said western 
waters by order of cotmcU, shall lay the same before the general assembly on or 
before the 20th day of their next session, an-1 be at liberty in the mean time to 
take the depositions of any witnesses they may choose, to examine such claims, 
giving reasonable notice thereof to the perjon appointed by the governor and 
council to attend such examination in the county, on behalf of the common- 
wealth, in case such person shall be appointed. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 267 

Finally, after two rear;, the Henderson aise was heard in the Virginia 
assembly. The hearing was conducted with dignity, with " the Senate in- 
vite>i to take seats in ihe House, while the memorials and papers were read 
and arguments heard at the bar."' Richard Henderson, chief promotor of 
Traasylvania, appeared in person. He aske<l for a separate court of judi- 
cature, and proposed as the issue the simple question - whether the title ob- 
taiu«l by the chumani* from the Cherokees was sufScient to convey the 
right of property." They argned for the justice of the Cherokee claim 
as against the claim oi the SLs United ^^aiions, citing the constant and 
perpetual occupancy by the Cherokees and the recognition by the Virginia 
colonial government in treaties and purchases made of the Cherokee na- 
tion. '" Conclusion was reacheid in the case November 4, 1778. The 
Henderson purcluise was ■leclaned void, and the doctrine of invalidity of 
Indian titles reatfirmel Ln this form : 

Resolved, That all pnrcbises of lands made or to be made of the Indians 
within the chajtered boundiries of this commonwealth, as described by the con- 
stitaiiou and form of Government, by any private person not authorized by public 
authority Is void. 

Compensation was to be allowed to the claimants " for their great expense 
in making the purchases and in settling the lands, by which this common- 
wealth are very like to receive great advantage, by increasing its inhabi- 
tant* and establishing a harrier against the Indians"; and a commission 
was ordered, to consider •• what compensation it may be just and reasonable 
ti) aUow for the servicie rendere»i this commonwealth In quieting the minds 
of the Cherokee Indians, and in settling many families upon that tract of 
land in the btack country, commonly called Transylvania." 

The way was now dear for the inquiry called for in the memorial of the 
Indiana Company. A day was set in the May session for a hearing, and 
public notice was inserted in the Virginia Giizelle for all concerned to at- 
tend. Meanwhile petiiions and memorials were accumulating, and the min- 
utes of the assembly were burdened with applications for confirmation of 
titles obtained in various ways : lands taken up for homesteads, purchases 
from the Indians, grants of the Dunmore government, army warrants, un- 
der the royal proclamation, or under orders of the governor and council. 
The claims antedate the Virginia constitution, but they are all illegal under 
the retroactive aspect of the constitution. They must be swept out of 
the chartered territorv of Virginia and all unpatente<i lands reclaimed, 
from the boundaries of Pennsylvania southwest to the indeterminate lines 
of the Carolines and Georgia. The finding of the In'iiana Company case, 
after a ceremonious hearing Jmne 9, 1779, marks the climax of activity 
in these expulsions : 

Bf^'lreii. That the commonwealth of Virginia hath the exclusive right of 
pre-emption, from the Indians, of all lands within the limits of its own char- 
tered territory, as declared by the act and consi::ution or form of '-^-ernment 
in 1770. that no person or persons whatsoever have, or ever had, a rigu, ~"r- 
chase any land within iiie same from any Indian nation, except only persons 
duly authorizal to mate such purchases on the public account, formerly for the 
use" and benefit of the cr.lony. and lately of the commonwealth; and that such 
excla-ive right or pre-eniption wiU. and ought lo be, maintained by this com- 
monwealth to the utmoK of its power. 

Se>'Ated, TLst every c-orehase of laud heretofore made by the King of Great 
Britain from any Indian" nation or nations, within the before mentioned limits, 


268 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

doth and ought to enure forever to and for the use and benefit of this common- 
wealth, and to and for no other use or purpo?* whatsoever. 

Jtesolved, Therefure, Tliat the deed from ihe six united nations of Indians, 
bearmg date on the third day of November, 1768, for certain lands between the 
Alleghany mountains and the river Ohio, above the mouth of the little Kanawha 
creek, to and for the use and benefit of a certain William Trent, gentleman, in 
his own right, and as attorney for sundry persons in the said deed named, as 
well as all other deeds which have been or shall be made by any Indian or In- 
dians, or by an Indian nation or nations, for lands within the limits of the char- 
ter and territory of Virginia as aforesaid, to or for the use or benefit of any 
private person or persons, shall be, and the same are hereby declared utterly 
void, and of no eflect. 

In order to remove and prevent all doubt concerning purchases of land 
from the Indian nations, the general assembly framed the first and second 
resolution into a bill and enacted the same on the 17 th of June at this 
session, with the title : An act for declaring and asserting the rights of 
this commonwealth, concerning purchasing land from Indian nations." 

AVhile the general assembl}' was thus striving to establish a jurisdiction 
over the disputed territory, and to set up a revenue for the benefit of the 
public exigencies by wholesale reclamations of the soil of the back lands, 
the Old Dominion unexpectedly gained the chance to expand the govern- 
ment of the commonwealth over the entire area of her claims. Clark 
had heard the call of conquest in the wUds of Kentucky, and hurrying to 
the capital secured a commission of secret invasion. He mustered his 
militiamen in Virginia for an overland crusade to Detroit, and having 
crossed the Ohio halted at the Kaskaskies, with the result well known 
to fame. Clark brought as his trophy to the commonwealth a fictitious 
estate for an empty treasury. When lands were lacking in every colony 
to satisfy overwhelming requirements of bounty obligations, he opened a 
way for Virginia to the fabulous wealth of an immeasurable wilderness. 
All other land claims were as nothing compared with these, and Virginia 
had secured all. These delusive prospects of profit in the sales of Ohio 
lands lay in the marvellous fertility of the soil, in the abundance of nat- 
ural products, in salt springs known to abound, and in traditional mineral 
deposits of gold, silver, copper, and lead along the river. Here was land 
for ready sale, an imaginary asset, sufficient to indemnify Virginia for all 
the past expenditures of war, to pay oft all bounty promises, to furnish a 
means for permanent reduction of taxation, and to leave vast areas un- 
touched for future uses. 

Virginia lost no time in securing this new property. It is recorded under 
date oi the 19th of November, 1778, that -the speaker laid before the 
House, a letter from the governor, enclosing several letters and papers 
from Lieut. Col. Clarke and Captain Leonard Helm." The letters and 
papers, being read, were referred to a committee named, to whom leave 
was given to prepare and bring in a bill '• lor estabUshing a county, to 
include the inhabitants of this commonwealth, on the western side of the 
Ohio river, and for the better government of those inhabi'^nts." This is 
the record of the act to establish the county of Illinois, the -nd of Clark's 
triumph, and to provide a temporary form oi government ai ited to the 
circumstances of the new citizens of the commonwealth, French id Cana- 
dians, who had taken the oath of fidelity to Virginia " on the \ >stward 
side of the Ohio, in the vicinity of the ilissii-iippi." Xo other desc/^ption 
is necessary ! The legal bounds of the new county embrace all that re- 
mains of the expanse of the King James chaner, up into the land through- 

"Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 97. 

1910] Firft Ownershij^ of Ohio Lands 269 

out, •• from sea to river, west and northwest" from Old Point Comfort." 

It was in this session of the general assembly, in which it was ordained 
to establish this distant dependency of the commonwealth on territory 
claimed by sister states and on lands still in controversy in the general 
congress, and while the tenure of land cases were actually depen^ling on the 
decision of the assembly, that the Virginia house of delegates developed 
the plan of forcing immediate conclusion of the confederacy. The bill 
creating the county of Illinois became a law on the 30th of Decemlier, 
1778. On the same day the plan was formulated in the houie to bring 
the backward states quickly to the terms of a confederation so favorable to 
Virginia's hopes. The matter was under consideration until the 18th, 
when the house came to the following resolutions, which the next day 
were concurred in by the Senate : 

Besolred, neviine contra dicente, That our delegates in Congress be instructtd 
to propose to Congress, that they recommend to each of the states named as par- 
ties in the articles of confederation, heretofore laid before and ratified by the 
assembly, that they authorize their delegates in Congress to ratify the said arti- 
cles, together with the delegates of so many other of the said states, as shall be 
willing, so that the same shall be forever binding on the states so ratifying, 
notwithstanding that a part of those named shall decline to ratify the same; 
allowing, nevertheless, to the said states so declining, either a given or an in- 
definite time, as to Congress shall seem best, for acceding to the said confeder- 
eration, and making themselves thereby members of the Union. 

Resolved, nemine contra dicente, That our said delegates now in ofEce, or here- 
after to be appointed, be authorized and required, and they are hereby authorized 
and required to ratify the said articles of confederation on the port of this 
commonwealth, with so many of the other states, named in them as parties, as 
shall on their part ratify the same. 

Eesolned, nemine contra dicente. That it be an instruction to the Virginia dele- 
gates, to inform Congress of the resolutions of this general assembly, respecting 
purchases of lands from any Indian nation. 

Entered next after this in the journal, in a form indicating that they are 
part of a single connected action, are these items : 

And whereas the assembly hath come to believe that sundry citizens of some 
of the United States, were, and are, connected and concerned with some of the 
King of Great Britain's late governors in America, as well as with sundry noble- 
men and others, subjects of the said King, in the purchase of a very large tract 
of land from the Indians, on the northwest side of the Ohio river, within the 
territory of Virginia, 

Besolced, Also, That the said delegates be instructed to use their endeavors in 
Congress, to cause an inquiry to be made, concerning the said purchase, and 
whether any, and what citizens of any of the United States, were, or are, con- 
cerned therein. 

The more elfectuaUy to enable Congress to comply with the promise of a bounty 
in lands to the officers and soldiers of the army, on continental establishment : ' 

Hesolted, That this commonwealth will, in conjunction with such other of the 
United States as have unappropriated back lands, furnish out of its territory. 
between the rivers Ohio and Mississippi, in such proportion as shsU hereafter 
be adjusted and settled by Congress, its proper quota or proportio of such 
lands, without any purchase money, to the troops on continental estau shnieut 
of such of the United States, as already have acceded, or shall with, such 
time, given or indefinite, as to Congress shall seem best, accede to the con, -Jer- 
ation of the United States, and who have not within their own respective tt -i- 
tory, unappropriated lands for that purpose ; and that a copy of this resolve. . " 

"The indefinite limits of the countj of Illinois as espressed in the act. ilthough ac- 
tnally including the entire northwest, must be understood to mean the limited region 
defined by Thomas Hutchins in his topographical description of Virginia, issued 

1778, as " that part of my il "*^ t, ,.•_..•, r,..._._ ,_:„_ v .^ _ ,,■_■_- 

westerlv, the Illinois River : 
The act is in Hening's Statut 

270 First Owjiershtp of Ohio Lands [July 

forthwith transmitted to the Virginia delegates, to be by them comnmnicated to 

Not all of tliis volley of resolutions of the Virginia assembly reached the 
intended mark, as some of the items have not been located in the journals 
or papers of the Continental Congress ; and not one of them produced the 
results desired. The edict of the commonwealth against Indian grants 
■would serve as a " no trespass" notice to all the states until a land office 
route to the preserves was open. The warning of a British invasion by 
colonization fell short of the general congress. The proffer of land from 
her own abundance, for the bounty dues of landless states, seems like a 
a reward of merit for good behavior. It was read in Congress on the 
26th of January and repeated, with protestations of sincerity, in the firjt 
land session proposition of 1781. The lands intended for this generosity 
were in Ohio territory ; but as the lands were still claimed by New York 
and Connecticut, and as the general controversy respecting their ultimate 
disposition was still pending in Congress, the offer to distribute them to pay 
off the debts of a few states could not well be entertained in that body. 
The main resolution proposing confederation without Maryland did not 
reach the files of Congress at once. Doubt3ess it found the popular chan- 
nel of publicity of that day, being privately printed as " broadsides" and 
distributed with signatures attached. It cannot be said that it influenced 
the action of Delaware, and its effect on Maryland was not quite what was 
expected by the authors of the resolution. One response may or may not be 
attributed to it : the issue at Hartford on the 7th of Apnl of power to 
the Connecticut delegates to conclude confederation without the thirteenth 

But Maryland had made ready for the assault. Fully anticipating the 
responsibility that must come upon the state as last obstinate objector in 
the confederation dispute, the general assembly had prepared a justification 
of past action and had taken counsel of the sense and deliberate judgment 
of the state for a future course. It was decided that the state should re- 
main independent, continuing in loyalty to the original compact of colonies 
until liberty was won, but not confederating on the basis proposed. 

The declaration of intentions respecting confederation, and the personal 
instructions to their six delegates in Congress for use of the same, were 
prepared by the Maryland assembly simultaneously with the Virginia se- 
ries of resolves. The two instruments bear date of December 15, four 
days ahead of the Virginia proposition. The Maryland declaration is a 
restatement of the series of resolves, remonstrance, and instructions^ of 
the assembly in the course of the dispute, upon which the amendments 
and alterations proposed on behalf of the State from time to time were 
drawn, while the second instrument conveys assurances to the delegates 
of the sentiments of the state, and explicit directions for their final action 
on confederation. 

The declaration of Maryland was laid before Congrv ■■ by the delegates 
of that state on Wednesday, January 6, 1779, but it was 'ot then consid- 
ered. It is not recorded as read in Congress, nor does it a^ ^ear anywhere 

* The instructions here referred to are in the action of the Maryland ^ lera! assem- 
bly of the previous June, ivhich had formed the basis of objections urgeu « Congress 
against confederation at that time : 

Ktesolved, Tliat the delegates from this state consider themselves boacd by the iastructtons 
given in Oclober sessiOD last, and that they endeavour to procure from Congress an explicit 
an:»wt'r to the propositions therein contained ; but that tliey do not at any time coa^ider them- 
ielves at liberty to ratify or confirm any confcderalion of perpetual friendship and union, until 
they have communicated such answer to the general assembly of this state and E^aii receive 
their exprens authority to do so. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 271 

in the journals, ^ but it is not to he doubted that the sentiments it express- 
ed respecting the confederacy were " made publicly known and e3r{)licill_T 
and concisely declared," since the delegates were directed in the instruc- 

.... to have it printed and to present signed copies theneof to each of the dele- 
gates of other states to the intent and purpose that copies may be communi- 
cated to our brethren in the United States, and the contents taken into their 
serious and candid consideration. 

The old argument appears in the declaration of the injustice and unfair- 
ness in the esclusive use of the crown lands by individual states, but addi- 
tional force and effect is secured by reference to certain preparations for 
immediate sales of the vacant lands. However, the most interesting fea- 
ture of the paper is the fre^h cry of alarm raised on account of newly 
discovered dangers in the proposed confederation. 

Maryland apprehensions were aroused by the reaiiing of Article iii of 
the confe<leration, which seems to be merely an expression in fervent lan- 
guage of the " firm bond of friendship" which was to hold the sister states 
in perpetual amity. By this bond the assembly seeoied to fear that Mary- 
land might be " burthened with heavy expenses for the subduing and gu^- 
anteeing immense tracts of country, although having no share of the mon- 
eys arising from the sales of the lands withm those tracts or be otherwise 
benefitted thereby." It is stated : 

We declare that we mean not to subject ourselves to such suarantv nor will 
■we be responsible for any part of such expense, nnkss the third article and pro- 
viso [of article ix] be explained so as to prevent tlieir being hereafter construed 
in a manner injurious to this state. ^' 

There are promises, also, that Maryland wiU accede to the confederation 
pro\'ided the desired amendments are made, 

expressly reserving or securing to the United Stat« a right in common in, and 
to all the lauds lying to the westward of the frontiers as aforesaid, not sranted 
to, surveyed for, or purchased by individuals at the commencement of the pres- 
ent war, in such manner that the said lands be sold out, or otherwise disposed 
of for the common benefit of all the states ; and that tine money arisiog from 
the sale of those lands, or the quit rents reserved theretMU may be deemed and 
taken as part of the moneys belonging to the United States, and as such be ap- 
propriated by Congress towards defraying the eipeuses of the war. and the 
payment of interest on moneys borrowed or to be borrowed on the credit of the 
United States from France or anv other European power, or for anv other joint 
benefit of the United States. 

The final paragraph of the declaration pledges Maryland's adherence to 
the cause of freedom untU independence is firmly established, hut shifts 
the responsibility for prolongation of the war ufion thoise •■ who bv rcfusins 
to comply with requisitions so just and reasonable have hitherto prt-vented 
the confederation from taking plaoe, and are therefo5« justly charjeable 
with every evil which have flowed and may flow frc "a such procwstina- 
tion." •" V 

" It is Hated in the final act of ratification of the Marrland As?<. -blv, adopvd Feb- 
mary 2, 1781, and read in Congress February 12, tha; the d*clai ion "stands en- 
tered on the journals of Congress," but no such endorsement appeal on the original 
ms. document, which is in the papers of the Continental Congress, Xo ''0. p. i?:!. 

»« Article m of the confederation reads iS follows : 

The said states hereby fererally enter ioto z firm league of friendship ■with urh other, for 
H»eir comnion d«fence, the security of their liberties, and Tt^rr mtnrual and general welfare; 
binding themselves to a«si?t each other, against all force offennl to. or atucks made ot^;n them, 
or any of them on account of religion, sovereiirnty. trade or t^i other pretence wi.ateV^.-. 

*5 Printed in full in Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. &49. 

272 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July- 

No trace of the instructions appears in the January record of Congress. 
This document was not filed with the declaration, but was read in secret 
and held in reserve by the Maryland delegation, to answer the call for fur- 
ther powers for ratification, should that be heard. The paper instructs the 
delegates respecting the use of the declaration, and directs them as to the 
votes they give and the opinions they deliver in Congress respecting confed- 
eration. " We have spoken with freedom as becomes freemen, and we - 
sincerely wish that our representations, may make such an impression on 
that assemblj' as to induce them to make such addition to the articles of 
confederation as may bring about a permanent union." 

Maryland's course of opposition is explained at length, and the obstruc- 
tion of the confederation is fully justified to the delegates on patriotic 
grounds. The private use of the crown lands, which were secured at com- 
mon expense, is the main point. The instability of the proposed union, 
formed on so great an injustice, is argued on the theory that the states 
which have acceded to the present confederation contrary to their own in- 
terests and judgments will consider it no longer binding when the causes 
cease to operate, and will eagerly embrace the first occasion of asserting 
their just rights and securing their independence. The preparations of 
Virginia to sell the lands is cited as to what may be expected. 

Suppose VirgUuft Indisputably possessed of the extensive and fertile country 
to which she has set up a claim, what would be the consequences to Maryland? 
They cannot escape the least discerning. Virginia, by selling on the most mod- 
erate terms a small portion of the lands in question would draw into her treas- 
ury vast sums of money, and in proportion to the sums arising from such sales 
would be enabled to lessen her taxes. Lands comparatively cheap and taxes 
comparatively low with the lands and taxes of an adjaceut state, would quickly 
drain the state thus disadvantageously circumstanced of its most useful inhabi- 
tants, its wealth, and its consequence in the scale of confederated states would 
sink of course. 

The declared intention of Virginia to relinquish at some future period a 
portion of the country contended for is criticised " as made to lull suspicion 
asleep, and to cover the design of a secret ambition ; or, if the thought 
were seriously entertained, the lands are now claimed to reap an immedi- 
ate profit from the sales." The argument of nationalizing the crown lands 
follows, and then the words : 

We have co-^ly and dispassionately considered the subject; we have weighed 
probable inc Aeniences and hardships against the sacrifice of just and essential 
rights ; ar <lo instruct you not to agree to the confederation unless an article 
or articl' be added thereto in conformity with our declaration. Should we suc- 
ceed in -otainlng such article or articles, then you are hereby fully empowered 
to acf .le to the confederation." 

'^ or reasons not disclosed in official records the Virginia resolutions pro- 
posing a confederacy of part of the states were not presented in Congress 
until the 20th of May. On that day the delegates of Virginia laid before 
Congress an attested copy of the two resolutions of the assembly pertain- 
ing to this subject, which had been in their care since the December pre- 
vious, and the same were read and entered in the journals. In pursuance 
of the powers and instructions therein contained the delegates moved to 
carry the resolutions into immediate effect by recommending ratification 
on the basis proposed, on a fixed date to be determined in Congress. The 
delegates of Virginia then delivered a paper signed by them in the fol- 
lowing words : 

'* The original ms. Instructions are in tlie papers of the Continental Congress, No. 
70, p. 30.5. The paper is recorded in the journals of Congress under date of May 21, 
1779, and may be found in Heniug's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 553. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 273 

In consequence of the foregoing instruction? and powers to us given we do 
hereby declare, that we are readr and willing lo ratify the confederation with 
any one or more states named therein, so that the same shall be forever binding 
upon the state of Virginia. 

Merewether Smith, Richard Henry Lee. 

Cyms Griffin, WUliam Fleming. 

No action of Congress is recorded on the Virginia proposition. No dis- 
cussion took place and. apparently, the motion of the Virginia delegates 
was not put to vote. The next day's business began with the delegates of 
Maryand " informing Congress, that they had received instructions respect- 
ing the articles of confederation, which they were directed to lay before Con- 
gress, and to have entered on their joumalj." The Maryland instructions 
were read by the secretary and were spread apon the pages of the journal. 
Following tills the Connecticut delegation filed the further powers issued 
to them authorizing them to ratify the confederation with eleven states, 
omitting Maryland, " in the most full and ample manner. AJwavs pro- 
vided, that the state of Maryland be not therelsy excluded from acceding 
to said confederation at anytime thereafter." 

Confident in the security of her claims from local interference, and no 
longer fearing the interposition of Congress, the Virginia assembly now 
made haste with the legislation necessary for immediate disposition of the 
property to the best advantage of the commonwealth. The long deferred 
land office was provided for in a bill enacted soon after the close of the In- 
diana Company hearing. A second bill " for adjusting and settling the titles 
of claimers to unpatented lands under the present and former governments, 
previous to the establishment of the commonwealth's land office," was en- 
acted at the same time to ease the anxietj' in the settlements on the fron- 

The land office was to open in October, the terms and manner of grant- 
ing waste and unappropiated lands were fixed, and a register was appointed 
to take office immediately. A special order for record books of sales was 
made in the assembly so that no time would be lost Ln the remote counties 
of Monongahela, Yohogania, Ohio, and Kentucky, bordering upon the river. 
The lands were to be distributed according to the ancient custom to pros- 
pectors m akin g entry and survey by county surveyors commissioned by the 
College of Wil'-im and Mary, and warrants issued on proof. Officers and 
soldiers had t' / preference, as provided by the several bounty laws, and 
actual settl' yon uncontested claims were also privileged to purchase the 
lands they^ccupied. All other waste and unappropriated lands on the 
eastern - '/western waters, within the territory of the commonwealth, were 
for sa'/io any person in quantity desired at the rate of forty poimds per 
hundred acres. The laws were printed and distributed to the various coun- 
ties, and extraordinary means were employe! to spread abroad quickly the 
news of the opening of the land office. On the last day of the summer 
session of the Virginia assembly it was 

Resolved, That the Governor be desired to transmit by the post one hundred 
copies of the act .... to the Virginia delegates in Congress, and desire them 
to take the most speedy and effectual measures for dispensing and publishing 
the same in thedifl'erent states." 

These laws were intended to apply, until further orders of the Virginia 
assembly, to lands onJj- as far westward as the Ohio River, but it will not 

y may be found in Hening's Sut- 

274 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

be doubted that it was the plan to extend a? soon as practicable to the re- 
gions across the river. But the time never came for Virginia to sell o£E 
Ohio lands. Disapproval of the land office act arose to prevent it. These 
laws made actual trespassers of the speculators and settlers along the river, 
most of whom held title from the confederated Indians. As this was an 
issue of national magnitude the dispossessed memorialists took an appeal 
to Congress and secured the int rposition of the United States to restrain 

The memorials were presented and read in Congress on the 14th of 
September. George Morgan, petitioning for the Indiana Company, con- 

"that the tract of country claimed by the Indiana Company was separated by 
the King of Great Britain, before independence was declared, from the dominion, 
which, in the right of the crown. Virginia claimed over it, and cannot remain 
subject to the jurisdiction of Vira:inia, or ajiy particular state, but of the whole 
United States in Congress, assembled." 

Morgan prays for an order to stay Virginia in the sale of the land in 
question till the case can be heard in Congress, and " the whole rights of 
the owners of the tract of land called Vandalia, of which Indiana is a part, 
shall be ascertained in such a manner as may tend to support the sover- 
eignty of the United States and the just rights of the individual therein." 
The same point was raised by William Trent in a second memorial in re- 
gard to the larger tract called Vandalia, and there were other appeals of 
minor importance.^ 

The delegates of Virginia made instant objection to the consideration of 
these Papers in Congress, raising for the first time in American politics an 
issue of state rights. The matter of Virginia's protest does not appear in 
the records, but from subsequent proceedings in Congress its purport may 
be known. The objections were based on the doctrine that Congress had 
no jurisdiction over the subjectrmatter of the Morgan memorial since it was 
related to the internal affairs of a sovereign stat6. The question was put 
to vote and the reference was ordered. The committee of five delegates 
elected by vote of states was directed by order of Congress 

to enquire into the foundation of the objection formerly made by the Vir- 
ginia delegates, upon the reading of the petition and the memorial, to the juris- 
diction of Congress on the subject matter of the said papers, and first report 
the facts relating to that point." 

The committee took quick action on the protest, with results detrimental 
to Virginia, declaring 

. . . that they have read over and considered the state of facts given in by the 
delegates of Virginia, and cannot find any such distinction between the question 
of jurisdiction of Congress, and the merits of the cause, as to recommend any 
decision upon the first separately from the last. 

And in addition to this, they offer a preamble and a resolution reproba- 
ting the action of the commonwealth in opening a land office. 

*« George Crogan appeared on the 5th of Jane before the Virginia House of Dele- 
gates praying to be heard, and on the 9th presented a memorial praying for confirma- 
tion of title to three tracts of land on the Ohio purchased in 1749 from the Six Nations. 
After the decision against the Indiana Company Crogan took his case direct to Con- 
gress. Many papers relating to Western claims mar be found in the Papers of the 
Continental Congress, No. 30. 

^ The Morgan memorial is spread on the minutes of Congress. The original Trent 
memorial is in the papers of the Continental Congress, N'o. 41, vol. x, p. 79. 

"The vote was six to five. Connecticut for the first time voted with the non-claim- 
ants, New York was divided, and Georgia was not represented. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 275 

Tlie delegates were in conflict in Congress for two days over this report. 
There was apparently no trouble in the decision on the point of jurisdiodon, 
for the members seemed to agree with the committee ; but on the wor>iing 
of the preamble, and the substance of the resolution, there were several 
divisions. Maryland delegates offered a substitute of more drastic cririoism 
of Virginia's land office programme. On this there was a sharp conrict.'^ 
The Maryland form carried at first, but on reconsideration a more rea- 
sonable resolution was adopted, in these words : 

Whereas the appropriation of vacant lands by the several states durina the 
continuance of the war, will, in the opinion of Congress, be attended with great 
mischiefs; therefore, 

Besolved, that it be earnestly recommended to the state of Virginia, to re- 
consider their late act of assembly for opening their land office: and that it be 
recommended to the said state, and all other states similarly circumstanctJ. to 
forbear settling or issuing warrants for unappropriated lands, or grantina the 
same during the continuance of the present war. 

Report of this action first reached the Virginia assembly in a lett«r from 
the delegates of the commonwealth. The letter and proceedings were read 
in the house of delegates on the I3th of November and referred to a 
committee of the whole house on the state of the commonwealth. The 
committee took up the matter the same day and soon came to resolniions 
which were at once reported ; and, all formalities being suspended in view 
of the importance of the subject, the resolutions were unanimously agreed 
to by both house and senate. 

Besolved, nemine contra dicmte. That a remonstrance be drawn up to the Hon. 
the American Congress, firmly asserting the right of this commonwealth i.> its 
own territory, complaining of their having received petitions from certain per- 
sons, styling themselves the Indiana and Vandalia companies, upon claims which 
not only interfere with the laws and internal policy, but tend to subvert the 
government of this commonwealth, and introduce general confusion : and ex- 
pressly exceptmg and protesting agamst the jurisdiction of Congress therein as 
vmwarranted bv the fundamental prmciples of the confederation. 

Resolved, nemine coiUra dicente, That the Governor, with the advice of the 
councU, be empowered and required to use the most effectual means for appre- 
hending and securing any person or persons withm this commonwealth, who 
shall attempt to subvert the government thereof, or set up any separate govern- 
ment within the same, that such person or persons may be brought to triaJ, 
according to due course of law. 

A remonstrance to Congress was issued by Virginia in pursuance of this 
action, but not in the belligerent tones of the resolutions. The remonstrance 
bears date of its adoption in the assembly thirty days after the passage of the 
resolutions. It doubtless found its way directly to the congressional com- 
mittee, which was still at work on the memorials. The remonstrance as- 
sures Congress that, " Although the general assembly of Virginia would 
make great sacrifices to the common interests of America .... and be 
ready to listen to any just and reasonable propositions for removing the 
ostensible causes of the delay to the complete ratification of the confedera- 
tion, they expressly protest against any jurisdiction or right of adju- 
dication in Congress, upon any matter or thing subversive .if the intt^mal 

policy, civil government, or sovereignty of this or any other of the L nited 
American States." There are other interesting features ot the remon- 

» Mr. Paca of Maryland wished to censure Virginia for opening the land office, be- 
canse it "has produced much uneasiness, dispute and controversy, ani greatly -reak- 
ened these United States by the emigration of their inhabitants to par..- ren.oie 
defence against the common enemy .'^' But as the land office had been open le== _m 
a month this language was scarcely justifiable. 

27(3 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

strance not anticipated in the resolutions : a waxning against establishing 
dano-erous precedents in seizing lands of states ; a reminder of the effect of 
conin-essional interposition, upon the pending negotiations for peace, in 
which the charters of the states were to be urged as the basis of definition 
of the United States boundaries ;*' and a reference to the safety clause in 
the ninth article of the confederation by which " the rights of sovereignty 
and jurisdiction within her own territory were reserved and secured to Vir- 
ginia when she acceded to the articles of confederation." There is mfor- 
mation. also, of the offer of the general assembly of bounty lands " out of 
their territory on the northwest side of the Ohio river," and Congress is 
assured that " the offer when accepted will be most cheerfuUr made good." 
No word appears respecting reconsideration of the land office act, nor of 
a suspension of the distribution of the vacant lands ; but in the first para- 
graph of the document it is announced that " the general assembly have 
enacted a law to prevent present settlement on the northwest side of the 
Ohio river." 

The law to prevent present settlements on the northwest side of the Ohio 
River, referred to in the Virginia remonstrance, is easily identified as a 
paragraph inserted by the Virginia House as an amendment to a bill rela- 
ting to the location of warrants on the military reservation, then in its final 
passage in the assembly. The circumstances of this enactment are interests 
ing. Information was received in the House on the 8th of November, in 
a communication from the Governor, respecting "intrusions on Indian 
lands upon the Ohio." From reports" received the same day in Congress 
it is learned that these intruders are 

. . . some of the inhabitants from Yoghiagania and Ohio comities, Virginia, 
■who had crossed the Ohio River and made small improvements on the Indian's 
lands, from the river Muskingrun to Fort Mcintosh, and 30 miles up the branches 
of the Ohio River. 

The trespassers had been apprehended and their huts destroyed by the 
Continentals under Col. Broadhead. In consequence of this news from the 
frontiers the assembly made haste to enlarge the scope of the pen din g, bill, 
adding the paragraph prohibiting settlements on the northwest side of the 
Ohio, and 

. . . desiring the Governor to issue a proclamation, requirmg aB persons settled 
on the said land Immediately to remove therefrom, and forbidding others to 
settle in future, and moreover, with the advice of the council from time to time, ■ 
to order such armed force as shall be thought necessary to remove from the 
said lands, such person or persons as shall remain on or settle contrary to the 
said proclamation^' 

New York, moved by this display of national spirit in Congress, made 
an immediate surrender of all claims upon the western country. The firm 
stand of Congress against Virginia, proudest of the claimants, inspired the 
legislature to relinquish the long standing rights of the state to the Iroquois 
lands. New York gave up this great property freely, with no thought of 
reservation, and without suggestion of personal indemnity for the expenses 
of a century of support of the historic contract with the Sis United Na- 

*> Cf. Note 6, supra. 

"' In a letter of the 26th of October from Col. Broadhead to the president of Con- 
gress, on the basis of which Congress ordered a letter enclosing a copv of the letter of 
Col. Broadhead sent to the Governor of Virginia, from whose jurisdiction the offenders 
came, " requesting his excellency to endeavor to prevent a repetition of the trespass 
mentioned in it." 

* This act is printed in Hening's Statutes, vol. 10, p. 159, but there is no trace ot the 

liHlO] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 277 

tions. from whom the state derived title. The New York cession of terri- 
tory is in the form of " an act to facilitate the completion of the articles of 
confederation and perpetual union among the American States," passed by 
the legislature on the 19th of February, 1780. The act confers fuU power 
axid authority upon their delegates in Congress, 

... to limit and restrict the boundaries of the state m the western parts thereof, 
either with respect to the jurisdiction or right of pre-emption of soU, or both, 
and to relinquish the t«?rritory to the north and westward of these boundaries, 
'• to be and enure for the use and benefit of such of the United States as shall 
become members of the federal union." 

The New York act of cession was read in Congress on the 7th of March 
following its passage, and was referred to a committee of three delegates 
chosen by a vote of the states to consider the matter. The New York act 
and the unfinished business of the former committee of five, the Maryland 
and Virginia papers, and the memorials of the Indian claimants, were re- 
poned upon six months later, and the famous recommendations of Septem- 
ber 6, calling upon the claimant states to surrender a portion of their 
claims for the general good, is the report of this committee.** 

Congress took the report into consideration on that date, and it was 
agreed to as reported. This document is often printed in full in accounts 
of the land cessions. The committee conceived it to be unnecessary to take 
ap the matters raised in the papers of Maryland and Virginia. They declared 

That it appears more advisable to press upon those states which can remove 
the embarrassmeuts respecting the western country, a liberal surrender of a 
portion of their territorial claims since they cannot be preserved entire without 
endangering the stability of the general confederacy. 

It was advised to urge upon the legislatures the indispensable necessity 
of establishing the federal union. The example of the New York act was 
commended. The states were to be urged to pass the laws for the desired- 
cessions, and the legislature of Maryland was to be earnestly requested to 
authorize its delegates in Congress to subscribe the articles. 

Congress took the necessary measures to carry out the provisions of this 
resolution. But in order to reassure the states making land cessions, that 
the territory entrusted to Congress would be held only for the common use 
and benefit of the United States in the manner contended for from the be- 
ginning of the controversy, a pledge was issued October 10, in this form : 

Resolved, That the unappropriated lands that may be ceded or relinquished 
to the United States, by any particular state, pursuant to the recommendation 
of Congress of the 6th day of September last, shall be disposed of for the 
common benefit of the United States, and be settled and formed into distmct 
republican states, which shall become members of the federal union, and have 
th-e same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other states ; 
th£t each state which shall be so formed shall contain a suitable extent of terri- 
tory, not less than 1C«J nor more than 150 miles square, or as near thereto as 
circumstances will admit; That the necessary and reasonable expenses which 
any particular state shall have incurred since the commencement of the present 
waj. in subduing any British posts, or in maintaining forts or garrisons within 
and for the defence, or in acquiring any part of the territory that may be ceded 
or relinquished to the United States, shall be reimbursed. 

* The sequence of commitments of tliese papers is in a tangle on account of omis- 
sions in the journals of Congress. The original committee of October 8, John Wither- 
spoon of New Jersev, chairman, seems toliave been superseded by this committee of 
three, Messrs. Sherinan of Connecticut, Burke of North Carolina, and Holton of 
Mi.5=achusett8 Bay. Laler a committee of seven was chosen with John Witherspoon 
ag^iin as chairmaii, and the final cessions report of November, 1781, was made by 
anviher committee of which Elias Boudinot was chairman. 

278 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [July 

That the said lands shall be granted or settled at such times and under snch 
regulations as shall hereafter be agreed on by the United States In Congress 
assembled, or any nine or more of them. 

Two days after tlie adoption of this resolution in Congress, October 12, 
1780, the Connecticut legislature, without knowledge of the programme 
therein pledged for territorial disposition, resolved to make a proportionate 
cession of the land claims of the state in the western country. The Con- 
necticut resolutions proposed to surrender a portion of lands westward of 
the .Susquehanna purchase, in compliance with the earlier recommendation, 
reserving full jurisdiction of the lands ceded. This was unsatisfactory as 
compared with the unreserved cession authorized by New York, but the 
resolution was not officially returned to Congress imtil the last day of 
January, by which time the third state had reported a plan of cession 
even more objectionable.*^ 

Virginia's response to the recommendations of Congress is in the form 
of a resolution of the general assembly bearing date of January 2, 1781. 
The resolution makes no cession of territory, and confers no authority on 
the delegates to cede. It is merely a resolve that the commonwealth " will 
yield all claims " to a portion of the crown lands, on conditions which Con- 
gress was compelled to decline, for reasons expressed in the after-report of 
the committee, " as inconsistent with the interests of the United States, the 
duty Congress owes to their constitnents, or the rights necessarUv vested in 
them as the sovereign power of the United States." By the terms of the 
act, the assembly pledges 

That this commonwealth will yield to the Congress of the United States, for 
the benefit of the said United States, all right, title and claim that the said 

''The method of cession proposed bj Connecticut was too clumsy to admit f 
acceptance. The lands were to be granted direct to settlers by Connecticut for the 
benefit of the confederated United States, in specified estates, on surrev warrants 
issued by Congress to grantees, as sfreed to by the delegates, or any three of them. 
There is an attested copy of the resoTotion of cession in the Papers of the Continental 
Congress, No. 66, vol. 2, pp. 178-9. Following is a copy of the record of the action in 
the ms. Tol. ii. Records of the State of Connecticut, October, 1780 : 

This Assembly taking into their Consideration a Reflation of Coneress of the 6lh of Septem- 
br last recomending to the several States vliich have vacant unappropriated Land^ tying within 
the I.imiiR of their respective Charters and Claims to adopt Measures which may efft-ctually re- 
move the Obstacle that prevents a Ratification of the Articles of confederation together with 
the Papers from the States of Xew Tort Maryland & Virginia, which accompanied the same 
and being anxious for the accompIishni«it of an Event most desirable and important to the 
Liberty and Independence of this rising Empire, will do every Thing in their power to facilitate 
the same, Notwithstanding the Objection which they have to several parts of it. Resolved by 
this Assfmhly, that they will Ceedand reUnquish to the United States who shall be confederated 
for their Use and benefit their Right or preemption of Soil in or to so much of the vacant and 
anapropriated Lands Claimed bv this Stale contained and comprehended within the extent and 
I/lmits of their Charter and Grant from King Charles the second, and which lies and extends 
within the Limits of the same Westward of the Susquehanna Purchase so called and Kitstward 
of the River Misisipi, as shall be in Jujt proportion of what shall be Ceded and relinquished 
by the other states, Claiming and holding vacant Lands as aforesaid with the Qu 

their Claim unappropriated at the Time when the Congres; " .- . 

Tened ai.d held at Philadelphia. 

And it is further Resolved that all the Lands to be ceded and relinqaished hereby, for the 
benefit of the Confederated United States with respect to property, but which shall neverthe- 
less remain under the Jurisdiction of this SUIe shall be disposed of and appropristed in snch 
manner onlv as the Congress of the United sutes shall direct and that a Warrant under the 
Authority of Congress for surveying and laying out any part thereof, shall entitle the Party in 
whose favour it shall issue, to cause the tame to be laid out and returned according to the 
Directions of such Warrant, and ttiereupoa the tntereJt and Title of This State shall pass and 1)6 
confirmed to the Grantee for the Estate spedfied in the said Warrant for which no other fee or 
rewaid shall be demanded or received ttLaa such as shall be allowed bv Congress always pro- 
vided that said Lands to be granted as aforesaid, be laid out and surveyed in Townships in regular 
form to a suitHble number of Settlers in smch manoer as will best promote the Settlement and 
cultivation of the same according to the true spirit and principles of a Republican Slate. And 
the Delegates of this State in Congress or anv three of tliem are hereby Impowered & Author- 
ized in behalf of this State to agree to the tocation of snch Warrants and survevs as shall be 
made bv Congress according to and in pursuance of the Resolves aforesaid and whatever may 
be further necessary for the same being carried into full Execution. 

1910] First Ownership of Ohio Lands 279 

commonwealth hath to the lauds northwest of the river Ohio, upon the following 
conditions, to wit: . . . 

The conditions enumerated in the resolutions aside from those expressed 
in the resolution of Octoher 10, all of which are restated in the Virginia 
resolutions, include protection for the French and Canadian inhabitants of 
the Illinois ; reservations of lands for the men of Clark's expedition and, 
if needed, for other soldiery of Virginia ; invalidation of all Indian pur- 
chases or royal grants which are inconsistent with the chartered rights, laws, 
and customs of Virginia ; and guaranty by the United States to the com- 
monwealth of "all the remaining territory of Virginia included between 
the Atlantic ocean and the southeast side of the river Ohio, and the ilary- 
land, Pennsvlvania, and North Carolina boundaries." The " cession" was 
to be void and of no effect unless all the states in the American Union 
should ratify the articles of confederation, and it was expected in return 
" that everv other state in the Union, under similar circumstances as to va- 
cant terrltorj-, will make similar cessions of the same to the United 
States for the general emolument." 

The three cessions of New York, Connecticut, and Virginia, covering 
practically the same lands and being so fundamentally different, required 
careful consideration, and Congress ordered a committee of seven to be 
elected to take them in charge.** The whole business of land concessions 
was relegated to this committee, where it remained until the thorough, com- 
prehensive, and exhaustive report, which was submitted to Congress on the 
3d of November, 1781, was finally disposed of in Congress eighteen months 
later. But while the theory and principle upon which the cessions were 
to stand remained officially in this prolonged state of abeyance, there was 
no uncertainty as to the status of the Northwest Territory. Sovereign con- 
trol of the crown lands of Kmg George was forever secure Ln the United 
States, and it remained only for the subscriptions to the definitive Treaty 
at Paris to make it absolute. 

Maryland was now ready to enter the confederation. The cessions were 
made in part only, and in form wholly unsatisfactory, but with no ces- 
sions Maryland would have closed the circle of the confederacy at this junc- 
ture. The ultimate surwsnder of the so-called claims of individual states 
was inevitable ; the manner and form of surrender was immaterial. It was 
merely a matter of courtesy, from this tune on, for Congress to negotiate 
with particular legislatures for terms of cessions. The natural unity of 
interests resulting from the near approach of peace, and the certitude of 
a liberal allowance from the British Commissioners for peace in the Iwun- 
dary settlements, would have given Congress the power of assertion of con- 
trol over the clauned lands if that had been necessary.'^ Other conslder- 

» This commitment took place January 31, 1781. The journals of Congress for that 

A Ltter of the 18lh, from Governor Trumbull, was read, enclosing in a resolution of the 
general assembly of that State, passed in October last, respecting the cession aud relinquish- 

? ^ ., ,„ : '—itory to the United States, , , o. . 

,i„tinn nf iii^tnher. toe-eiher with the acts and resolutions of the btate 
3 referred to a com- 

Ordered, That the resolution of October, together with the acts and resolutic 

mittee of seven ; the members, Mr. [JohDj ,..v..^.-,. — - l-v -r,,--^ ■" ^■- '■:,",,■' r -^i, i 
INew York], Mr. [Jessel Root [Connecticut!, Mr. [Samuel] Adams [Massachasetts], ii'- l-'O^"-] 
Sullivan [New Hampshire], Hr. [Thomas] Burke [North Carohna], Mr. [George] Walton 
The'three papers named and the memorials from the earlier committee were all re- 
committed in July to a new committee of five, of which Elias Boudinot of ^ew Jersey 

'"^^CongrTsT'had already made assertion of supremacy in a number of crises. In 
addition to the interposition in the Virginia land oiice matter, there is the ex.uuple 

280 First Ownership of Ohio Lands [Julj 

ations impelled the state at this time — considerations of sentimental or pa- 
triotic nature — and, disregarding the cessions, the Maryland assembly or- 
dered the name of the state to be subscribed within the thirteenth space on 
the scroll of the Act of Confederation. It remained only for Maryland to 
await with complaisance for the assured congressional control of the Nation- 
al domain. 

The act of the Maryland assembly authorizing the ratification of the 
articles of confederation is in the form of a preamble and a declaration, 
agreed to on the 2d of February, 1781. The paper was reported to Con- 
gress and spread upon the minutes under date of February 12. The pre- 
amble tells its own story of the apprehensions which had led Maryland to 
the act : 

Whereas it hath been said that the common enemy is encouraged by this state 
not acceding to the confederation, to hope that the union of the sister states 
may be dissolved ; and therefore prosecutes the war in expectation of an event 
so disgraceful to America; and our friends and illustrious ally are impressed 
with an idea that the common cause would be promoted by our formally acceding 
to the confederation ; this general assembly conscious that this state hath, from 
the commencement of the war, strenuously eserted herself in the common 
cause, and fuUy satisfied that if no formal confederation was to take place, it is 
the fixed determination of this state to continue her exertions to the utmost, 
agreeably to the faith pledged to the Union ; from an earnest desire to conciliate 
the affection of the sister states ; to convince all the world of our unutterable 
resolution to support the independence of the United States, and to destroy 
forever any apprehensions of our friends, or hope in our enemies, of this state 
being agaiu united to Great Britain. 

And in order to guard the points of long contention the conditions of ratifi- 
cation are thus positively expressed : 

And it is hereby declared, that, by acceding to the said confederation, this state 
doth not relinquLsh.Nior intend to relinquish, any right or interest she hath, with 
the other united or confederated states to the back country ; and claim the same 
as fully as was done by the legislature of this state, in their declaration, which 
stands entered on the Journals of Congress ; this state relying on the justice of 
the several states hereafter, as to the said claim made by this state. And it is 
further declared, that no article in the said confederation, can or ought to bind 
this or any other state, to guarantee any exclusive claim of any particular state, 
to the soil of the said back lands, or any such claim of jurisdiction over the said 
lands or the inhabitants thereof. 

On this firm foundation Maryland would have placed the final ratification 
of the confederation. Had it remained on that basis no more would have 
been required to place Congress in absolute control of all vacant lands and in- 
determinate boundaries of every state. The back line of Virginia would then 
have fallen at the water ridge of the Alleghanies, and the states of Ken- 
tucky and West Virginia would have had an independent organization and 
a more general settlement. But a conditional ratification was an impossi- 
bility without amendments that would requii-e ratification and subscription 
of thirteen states. The articles must stand as ratified in Congress ; they 
could not be affected by the conditional action of any state legislature. 
Maryland's signature was yet to be placed on the form of ratification, and 

That it be recommended to the contending parties not to grant any part of the disputed land, 
or to disturb the poasefsion of any persons living therein, and to avoid every appearance of iorce 
cntil the dispute can be amicably settled by both States, or brought to a just decision by the 
intervention of Congrf es ; that possessions forcibly talten be restored to the original possessors, 
tnd things placed in the situation In whioli they were at the commencement of the present War, 
without prejudice to the claims of either party. 

19101 First Ownership of Ohio Lands 281 

a day was set and a programme arranged for the ceremony— Jlarch 1, 
1781 at twelve o'clock, in Congress, when the final ratification of the con- 
federation of the United States of America was to be announced to the 
public. This ceremony was carried out as arranged, and the completed 
articles of confederation were entered on the mmutes of Congress with 
the signatures transcribed. But before the act of confederation could be 
completed by such a ceremony it was necessary to perfect the record as to 
the action of New York. The act of cession of the legislature of that 
state was accordingly spread upon the minutes. The New York delegation 
then executed in Congress a declaration, which was likewise entered on the 
ioumals. By tliis instrument the delegates declare that, being uninstructed 
on the subject of the Virginia guarantee by their constitutents, the cession 
of land and the restriction of boundary of the state of New Y'ork wliich 
they are about to make on behalf of the state, " shall not be absolute, but, 
on the contrary, shall be subject to ratification and disavowal by the people 
of the state," unless the reserved territorial rights of New York shall be 
oTiaranteed for her future jurisdiction by the United States in the same 
manner as stipulated by Virginia as a condition of the cession. Following 
this in the minutes comes the deed of restriction and absolute cession trans- 
cribed as executed in due form with legal seals and signatures all com- 
plete. The New York northern and western boundaries are given as they 
now exist, and the delegates : 

cede, transfer, and forever relmquish to, and for the only use and benefit 
of such of the states as are or shall become parties to the articles of cor^eder- 
ation, aU the right, title, interest, jurisdiction and claim, of the state of ^ew 
York to aU the lands and territories to the northward and westward of the 

boundaries to be ^Wnted and disposed of, and appropriated m such man- 

neronly, as the congrels of the said United or Confederated States shall order 
or direct." 

The interest now passes to the struggle of Virginia with the committee 
of Coneress to whom was re-committed the acU of cession and the unfin- 
L^hed business of the Trent and Morgan memorials. The Virginia dele^- 
tion resisted a notice to appear before the committee and confer with the 
memorialists on the subject of their memorials, conceiving that " it dero- 
gates from the sovereignty of a state to be drawn into a contest by an indi- 
vidual or individuals." They inquire if Congress " intended to authorize 
this committee to receive claims and hear evidence m behalf of the Indiana 
and Vandalia Companies adverse to the claims or cessions of the states, 
and requested the committee to forbear the conference until Congress could 
advise. They appealed to Congress a second time for a ruling "on the 
authoritv of "the committee to admit councU or to hear documents, proofs, 
or evidence not among the records, nor on the files of Congress, which have 
not been specifically referred to them." Congress supported the committee 
on these rulings, and Virginia from this time on found herself deserted by 
her former friends in the north. Finally, in the last call of the committee 
for proofs, the delegates on the part of Virginia stood on their state s 
ri^ihts •• declining to make any elucidation of the claim, either to the lands 
cSied,' or to the lands requested to be guaranteed to the state by Congress. 
The committee delayed no longer, and made final report to Congress on 
the Od of November, 1781, on all matters recommitted to them. 

The report of the committee of five appears m full m the journals o 
the Continental Congress for the first of May, 1782, when, after several 

282 First Oicnership of Ohio Lands [July 

postponements, it was on the order of the day for final discussion. It is 
an exhaustive report, covering all points under dispute of the right and ti- 
tle of the public domain, laying foundations for the land policy of the 
United States for all time to come. The report deals primarily with the 
cessions, but it doe* not bring the settlement of this vexatious matter. Many 
years must pass before all that was necessary was said and done in Con- 
gress on this subject. But while it seems to fail in securing concessions 
from the states in the form desired, it removed the subject from contro- 
versv, advanced the sovereisrnty of the United States, and fixed a modus 
optrandi in territorial disposition and Indian control. 

The report takes up the several cessions and claims on the basis of 
vouchers examined, " and information obtained as to the status of the 
lands mentioned in each ; and gives the results of the findings in the form 
of recommendations, with reasons itemized. The findings are entirely ad- 
verse to Virginia on all points in cona-oversy, and, according to the recom- 
mendations of the report the act of cession of the state of New York is to 
be accepted as based on claims of jurisdiction authentically derived from 
the Six United Nations of Indians. The claims of Massachusetts and 
Connecticut are disregarded entirely Ln the report, and these states are 
earnestly recommended " that they do without delay release all claims and 
pretensions of claim to the western country, without any conditions or re- 
strictions whatever." As to Virginia, it is resolved that " Congress cannot 
accept of the cession proposed to be made, or guarantee the tract of country 
claimed by Virg inia /' for the reason that the lands are within the claims 
of other states and outside the bounds of the late colony of Virginia as it 
stood at tho' beginning of the war. It is proposed as a resolution. 

That it be earnestly recommended to the state of Virginia, as they value the 
peace, welfare and increase of the United States, that they reconsider their said 
act of cession, and by a proper act for that purpose, cede to the United States 
all claims and pretensions of claim to the lands and country beyond a reason- 
able western boundary, consistent with their former acts whUe a colony under 
the power of Great Britain, and agreeable to their just rights of soil and juris- 
diction at the commencement of the present war, and that free from any condi- 
tions and restrictions whatever. 

Certain of the claims of the memorialists are sustained by the committee 
and confirmation of their purchases recommended, while others are con- 
demned. The outline of a national Indian policy wiU be referred to 
later, as also the pledge of suitable method of opening up the territory for 
settlement by a new system of quadrilateral surveying based perhaps on the 
suggestion contained in the Connecticut resolution of cession, adopted at 
Hartford on the 12th of October, 1780, 

Always provided that the said lands to be granted be laid out and srareyed in 
Townships in regular form to a suitable number of settlers, ui such manner as 
win best promote the settlemeot and cultivation of the same according to the 
true spirit and principles of a republican state. 

''The original ms. report of this commission is in the Papers of the Continental 
Congress, No. 30, pp. 15-27. There are, aprarently, none of the vouchers referred to 
as submitted by the states in elucidation of their claims among the papers, nor can 
there be found " the written paper hereto aEne.xed and numbered twenty " which the 
report states was delivered by the Virginii delegates on their final refusal to sub- 
mit proof. 

[To be coniinued] 

1910] Proceedings of the ^V. E. lUst. Gen. Societn 283 


By John Albbee, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massaclni.^tts, 2 March, 1910. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held at I'ilffrim Hall. U Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The records of the February meeting were read and approved. 

The reports of the Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and 
the Council were severally accepted. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered and 
taken, by which nine resident members were elected. 

Professor William Bennett Munro. LL B., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of 
Government, Harvard University, read a paper on Fort William Henry, which 
was a study of the contestants, the theatre of operation, and the methods used 
in the campaign in which Fort William Henry, which " threatened nothing and 
commanded nothing." was a feature. 

The subject was discussed by President Baxter, who spoke of the Louisburg 
campaign, by Mr. Moses W. Mann and Rev. Anson Titus. 

A vote was taken expressing to Professor Munro the appreciation of the 
meeting for the instruction andthe pleasure derived from his paper. 

The meeting dissolved at 3.45 o'clock, after which refreshments, including 
Labrador Tearwere served. 

6 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon 
Street, at 2.30 p.m., Vice-President Cunningham in the chair. 

The minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. 

The ruie as to proceedings was suspended by vote. 

The list of candidates for membership was read, and a ballot ordered taken, 
bv which ten resident members were elected. 

"The reports of the Librarian, Historian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council 
were severally accepted. , 

On motion "of William Carver Bates, it was voted that the thanks of the So- 
ciety be extended to the anonymous donor of the portrait of Henry F. Waters, 
Esq., for his gift, which shaU serve as a memorial of one who has worked so 
effectively among English records. 

Hon. Curtis Guild. Jr., former Governor of Massachusetts, read a paper on 
Gustavns Adolphus and his Connection tcith the Puritan Uprising, in which he 
showed that the king was the advocate of freedom of thought, of conscience, 
and of government, and one who made war for civil and religious liberty, not 
for territory. 

On motion of Hosea S. BaUou, it was voted that the thanks of the Society be 
given to Ex-Governor Guild for his address, which treated so exhaustively and 
interestingly the story of Gustavus Adolphus and the Thirty Years War. 

The meeting then dissolved. 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 18 Somerset Street, Boston. 

Lambert.— Miss Annie C. Miller of Roxbury owns a very old and imperfect 
primer, or catechism, on which appears the words : " Jesse Lambert brought from 
England in 1680. Milford, Conn." The handwriting is of the Colonial period. 
This confirms Savases statement that Lambert Was of Milford in the year 
mentioned. " C. K. Bolton. 

Brookline, Mass. 

VOL. LXIV. 20 

284 Xotes [July 

Thwing, Levbrktt.— The follow-iug item may be of interest to tlie Leverett 
and allied families. In searcliing fcr the birthplsce of my ancestor. Benjamin 
Thwing, I came across the wills of John Thwius of Kingston-upon-Hull, York- 
shire, Eng., and of his wife Helen, or Ellen. John Thwing speaks of his son-in- 
law Kalpii Hudson, and Helen Thwimg names her daaghter Marie and son-in-law 
Ralph Hudson. Ralph Hudson, wix'e Marie and three children, and Benjamin 
Thwing came in the fiiisan and ElUn m 1635. Their daughter Hannah married 
Gov. John Leverett, son of Elder Thomas Ijcveren. Their descendants, includ- 
ing John Leverett, President of Harvard College, are well known. 

65 Beech Glen b'treet, Ror.hurtj. Waltkr Eliot ThwUvG. 

James Family Notks.— In a copy in my possession, of the Collins Bible oc- 
tavo size, printed at Trenton. N. 3., by Isaac Collins, the Old Testament in 1793, 
and the New Testament in 1794, 1 fisd these entries at the end of the Old Testa- 
ment : 

William James bom in East Greenwich In the County of Kent State of 
Rodeisland in the year of our Lord 1776 in July the 25 of tbursday. 

Marey James bom in East Greenwich In the County of Kent State of Rodeis- 
land in the year of our Lord 1775 in June the 9- of. William Nelson. 

Paterson, N. J. 

Hunt.— The following memoranda are taken from a bible leaf given -to the 
Society by Mr. George W. Hranphrer. 21 Bromfield Street, Boston : 
1791 May 16 John Hunt & Sarah Coombs wase marrad 
Fev^'y 28 W" Hunt Bom in tlie year 1792 
Sep' 17 Elizeabeth Hnnt Bom in Ihe year 1793 

march 21 Mary Hunt Born in the vear 1800 
May 13 Elizeabeth Hunt Died in the year 1802 

Sep' 21 Sarah Hunt Died tn the year 18C4 

June 24 John Hunt and Martha Burges wase marrad in year l80o 

July., 11 John Hunt was Bom in the year 1806 
Fevi>y 24 Sarah Hunt was Bom in the year 1809 
Decern' 25 Sarah Hunt Died fn the year 18 ro 

Snow.— In the Rbgistek, vol. 49'. p. 202, the author of the Snow Genealogy 
states that the wife of Joseph^ (Joseph^, Nicholas') Snow was Sarah Smith, 
that they had several children, of whom one was Nathaniel, and that Joseph the 
husband died 23 Jan. 1704-5 at Eas-liam. On the succeeding page mention is 
made of the marriage of Sarah Snow to Daniel Hamilton of Monomoit 9 Aug. 
1708, but her identity is left in doflibt. That she was the widow of Joseph' 
Snow seems to be established by tbe following testimony : •' Nathaniel Snow 
of Lawful Age Testifleth and Sartlh that on or aboute ye year 1709 I went to 
Chatham to Live with my Father in Law Daniel Hambleton Late of said Chatham 
Deceased and I saw my said Father. John Atkins, TheophUus Mayo. Thomas 
Mayo, John Smith and Joshua Higjrins Mow and Carry of hay from" Monnimoit 
Great Beach for seven years togetier without Molestation. Sworn in Court 
July 1753. Alt. Sam'l Winthrop Clerk." Files. Superior Court of Judicature, 
No. 76,149. The first wife of Dam<el Hamilton was Mary daughter of Samuel 
Smith of Eastham. 

There is a probability that Isaac and Elisha Snow, sons of John' (Nicholas'), 
may have removed to Duck Creek. Delaware, in 1711. Several families went 
there from Chatham in that year. (;;See State Archives, Petition of Monomoit 
for incorporation (1711), and Scharf, History of Delaware, vol. 2, p. 1085.) 

Chatham, Mass. Willlui C. Smith. 

Shebman : A coBRECTiox.- In volume 3, pp. 1993-5. of •• Genealogical and 
Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts," 
published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1910, there 
is given a faulty record of one line from Hon. Pliilip' Sherman to his jrrandson, 
WUliam» (Eber,' Philip'). It states that WUliam^'s son. Jacob," h." Nov. 20. 
1733, in N. Kingstown, R. I., married an ElizabetL WUliam? and had a family of 
eleven children, of whom one was a son, Jacob, who married and became the 
father of Rev. Nathan Drurv Shenzian of Whitirgham, Vt. 

This is absolutely wrong. Jac...':.'> (William. = Eber,' Philip'), born. Nov. 20. 
1733, in N. Kingstown, R. 1.. married. Dec. 3y. 1753. Su^dnua Bis^cU. of N. 




Kingstown. They went to Scituate in 1706, and thence to Pownal, Vt., in 1779 
I have Susanna (Bis>ell) Sherman's own record of her marriage and of her chil- 
dren and their marriages. They were never of Savoy, Mass., where the Kev 
Nathan's father is said to have lived, and they had no son Jacob. 

Just what sort of editorial supenision the four volumes of this work en- 
joyed. It IS diflicult t.j miagine. Editors cannot, of course, be expected to be 
familiar with all the genealogical matter that comes before them; but it is to 
be expected of them that they should know something of the abilities of their 
contributors Frank Dempster Sherman. 

lo8 West 105th Street, A>tr York City. 

Woods, a correctios.— In "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating 
to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts," i vols., New York 
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908, there is a remarkable pedigree' 
pages 21U-I5, of tlie -(Voods famUy. The line of Benjamin Woods of Unity 
Me., who was bom there 2i Jan. 1828, is given as follows: Samuel,' Nathan- 
iel.' Jonathan,' Joseph. < Jo.seph'. 

Of Jonathan,' bom at Groton, Mass., 4 June 1715, it is stated that he " prob- 
ably was among the erst of the Woods colony that went into the province of 
New Hampshire, although the year of his emigration and the place of his set- 
tlement in that region is not known" ; but inasmuch as he never lived beyond 
the confines of Groton and its West Parish (Pepperell), and died at Pepperell 
( see Register, ante. p. 39), the statement Is extraordinary. As for Jonathan's 
son Joseph,' he died young, in 1751, as records show, and therefore was not 
I' mentioned as one of the early settlers of Mason, New Hampshire, where dur- 
ing the period of his residence he appears to have been a person of consider- 
able importance " and " eventually went into the adjoining province of Maine • 
and he did not marry -• Mary Waugh," as related in the pedigree. ' 

The Joseph Woods who married Mary Waugh ( see Register, ante, p 148") 
was born at Pepperell 3 Jan. 1.54, son of Moses' (Nathaniel'-, Samuel'), and he 
never moved from Ma^n, N. H., dying there 11 May 1830, aged 76 fsee Hist of 
Mason, p. 186;. ^ 

The Joseph^' of the pedigree, who " is believed to have been bom in Standish 
Maine," was not son of Joseph and Mary ( Waugh) because their son Joseph 
was bom in Mason, N. H., 27 Oct. 1782, and there married, 6 June 1804 Nancv 
Ditson. ■' 

The father of Benjamin' of Unity, Me., was bom 22 Sept. 1778, and died 13 
Jan. 1872, according to information obtained from his grandson, and I am un- 
able to place him m tbe Groton family of Woods. 
Boston, Mass. ' Henry E. Woods. 

Libertt Tree and the Great Elm.— Referring to the Great Elm, which for- 
merly stood on Boston Common, the following statement is made on p 141 of the 
Register for April. lylO: -The tree was used by the Sons of Liberty as a 
meeting place, and fr.;-m this it doubtless took its name of Liberty Tree"." Is 
not this statement soniewhat ambiguous, and calculated to give the impression 
that the Great Elm anc the Liberty Tree were one and the same? We in Boston 
of course know that s^ch was not the case, but those at a distance might easily 
be led astray. The famous Liberty Tree was not on the Common at all but 
stood on the east side of Orange (now Washington) Street, just south of Essex 
Street and directly opf-'-site Frog Lane (now Boylston Street). A representa- 
tion of the tree, with an inscription, is placed on the outside of the building 
numbered 630 Washington Street. " 

I am informed that the statement on p. 141 was based on the following pas- 
sage in Shurtlers ■• Topographical and Historical Description of Boston" 

the Slonv JL'.f ff«,!i'?,h -■-'' ^°Z^'" ^J^'^r", '"PPO'^'i 'b*^ ^"-"e of the early executions in 
ree^eVheL'ealKlml^^kn'?^'';h^'''lf "■"'"?■ ""^ ■'"•"''"■onar}- struggle, of America this 
tree li. e the Great tim] wa^ one of the places ol constant resort of the Sons of Libtrtv who 
fre<,uently cau.ed it lo b^ i_uminated with lanterns on evenings of rejoicing and on f^MnVocca 

286 Notes [July 

Presumably Shurtleff refers to the map of Boston published in the Boston 
Maqazine for October, 1784. It is worth whUe to trace the genesis of that map. 
Shurtleff say? that " it is styled • A New and Accurate Plan of the Towti of 
Boston in New England,' and, like the London Magazine map, and Jeffery's maps, 
gives to the Great Elm on the Common the name of • Liberty Tree ' " (p. 96). 
Shurtleff further says : 

" In the London Magazine for April, 1774, U pnblishrf, engraved by J. Lodge, ' A Chart of 
the Coast of New England, from Beverly to bcituate Uirbor, including the Torts of Boston and 
SaUin ' the plate measuring 10 by 7>i inches, a nealK engraved • Plan of the Town of Boston ' 

occupies one corner of the plate On the twenlT-ninth of November, 17:4, Thomas Jef- 

(erys 'Geographer to his Koyal Highness the Princ« of Wales," published according to Act 
•A M'apof the most Inhabited part of New EngUnd, containing the Provinces of Massachu- 
setts Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island. Divided 
into Counties and Townships. The whole composed from actual curveys, and its situiitiun ad- 
justed by astronomical observations.' This contains in one corner the London Magazine Map 
enlarged... . The same plan was copied for * The American Alias' by Mr. Thomas .lefferys. 
Geographer to the King, and printed and sold in London by K. Saver and J. Bennett, in 1778" 
(pp.'w, M). 

It thus appears that the map in the Boston Migazine for October, 1784, can be 
traced back directly to the map in the Lond-m Magazine, for April, 1774 (xliii, 
165). A map made in England is obviously not authoritative on the point under 

It is extremely surprising, it may be remarked in conclusion, that Shurtleff, 
though careful to state that in 1784 the Liberty Tree had " been taken down," 
apparently mentions the Liberty Tree only in connection with the Great Elm on 
the Common, and nowhere indicates the precise spot where the Liberty Tree 
stood. Albkbt Matthbws- 

Boston, Mass. 

Messenger.— Extracts from an old account book belon^g to the Messenger 
family, and now in the hands of Edgar Messenger of Jamestown, N. Y. 

The first entry in this account book appears to be June 9, 1761, and is as fol- 
lows : " Sheffield, June 9, 1761. Samuel Messenger. Dr. To a part of a kettle 
and a pair of cards and buckets, : 12 : 2." It appears from this book that the 
fa Jiily lived in Sheffield during 1761. and there is an account dated '■ Egerimont," 
February 8, 1762. Several memoranda are dated Great Barrington in 1763. 

The book appears to have been owned by Daniel Messenger, who had accounts 
with Samuel Messenger in July, 1763; with Andrew Messenger in 1771, and 
with Roderick Messenger in 1763 and 1771, and appears to have settled with him 
at " Burlinton," Mar. 28, 1779. There is also an account with Roderick Mes- 
senger, dated " Ruport," August 21, 1776, where they both .signed a settlement. 
Also an account dated " LenLx," Mar. 17, 1777. and another dated Lenox ye 14, 
1779_evidently meant to be May 14, judging from other accounts on the same 
page. He appears to have been in Lenox in 1783, '^, '89, and there is a settle- 
ment with Lemuel Collms. 

I find some accounts in this book dated Pompey, January and February, 1803, 
and it is presumed that this is Pompey, N. Y.. as the family afterwards lived in 
Onondaga Comity, N. Y. Mention is made of these dates and places, as possibly 
they may be of some assistance to those who have been looking up the history 
of the Messenger family. 

The following are records which I find in this book : 
Daniel Messenger and Dorcas Bronson marrie-1 October ye 21 AD 1762. 

Peter Messenger was bom October ye 31 AD 1763. 

Leadv Messenger was bom March ye 17 AD 1765. 

Eliza" Messenger was bom December ye 2, AD 1766. 

Daniel Messenger was bom October ye 24 AD and died ye 4 of November 1768. 

Having another born January ye 24 A D 17iy and called his name Daniel. 

Harmah was born November ye 14 A D 1771. 

Martin was born October ye 23 A D 1773. 

Dorcas was bora October 21 A D 1775. 

Dora (?) was born September ye A D 1777 ;?) 

Anoxie died ye 12 of June A D 1778 

Cloe was born ye 23 of December A D 177f . 
Stephen Messenger and Clarissa Downer was married Feb. 26th, 1809. 

Lois .\un, bom July 30th, 1811. 

Elvira bom October 27, 1812. 


Xotes 287 

Laurj bora Octo 2nd. 18U. 

George D. bora Augt. 19th, 1816. 

Ereliue bora August 17tb, 1818. 
Sarah Doud was born the 12 of October 1774. 
Marah Doud was bora the 17 of January 1777. 
KebeccaU born Kovember 14, 1784. 
Stephen was bora 30 of October 1786. 
Lucy was born 28 of August 1790. 
I also note the followins : 

Aug. 5. 1784. Then Daniel went to live with Elijah Gates. 

May 5, 1785. Then Daniel began with Elijah Gales for 6 months more at 18s 
per mouth. 

There was also an account with Cyrus Messenger, dated February 16, 1809. 
From tlie nature of the accounts Daniel Messenger appears to have been a 
farmer, and the account booli has a great many names of people that he had 
accounts with in the different places where he lived. 

Kansas City, Mo. J, B. White. 

Vallotton — In presenting to the Society the manuscript of which the follow- 
ing is a copy. Dr. Samuel A. Green of Boston writes: --This manuscript was 
found in a lot of old junk in Boston, and given to me some months ago. It 
contains genealogical facts of considerable interest and value, and sliould be 
preserved. They relate to a family in Savannah, as I infer ; and in the paper are 
several references to the Rev. John J. Zably, before he came to this country 
from Switzerland . . . Perhaps the orisinal record, of which this is in part a 
translation, may be found in Switzerland." 

The birth days and Babtizeing of the children of Jeremiah Oliver VaUot- 
ton & Elizabeth Landry his wife. 

First Bom, David M'oses, July 6th. 1745. Thursday at 3 Clock m theMora- 
ing the Moon 18 days old, and Babtiz'd Sep', loth. Following Gossips David 
Truan and M" Terrian by the Reverend Tsl' John Jehoikam Zubly. 

The Second Being a daughter was Born on Tuesdav June the 8th. 1747. Be- 
tween 3 & 4 o. Clock, in the Afternoon Babtiz'd 11th September bv M^ Zouber- 
behler. Gosips David Sablet & Rose Cook her Name is Rose Elizabeth R. C. 
Wife of Tho» CfK)k. 

Third, Jeremiah Born on Monday Sepf^. 11th 1749. Moon 11 Davs old was 
Babtiz'd, 22d May 1750 by M' Chiffeie at his house Gosips, John Peter Generiat 
&. Teresia De Jean, daughter of Cap' De Jean. 

Fourth, The Fourth was Bom on Wednesday The 8th dav of Aug' 1753 the 
10th. day of the Moon Between Ten & 1 1 O Clock at Xight Babtiz'd Jan? 3d 
17.54 Gosips Jeansack & M" Coffee. Minister M' Zouberbehler his Name Is 

Fifth, the Fifth a daughter Margaret was Bom Aug*. 31. 1756 at 5 O Clock in 
the Morning 6th Day of the Moon. Gosips Anthony Paget & his wife Margaret 
Paget, died. Sept', ioth the Same Year. Sixth. Namd Mary, was Bora Oct'. 15th 
1758 the 14th day of the Moon, baptizd ^V•th. by R'*. M'' Zublv at my house. 
The Seventh was Bom Aug'. 21 1762 at 3 O Clock in the Moming the Third day 
of the Moon babtiz'd by M' Zouberbehler Gosips Peter Grinare his name is 

The above a Trae Copv From the Original in the French Translated bv 
David M. Vallotton 
Copv from 

Mai [inrfjihU-\ 

David M. VaUorton & M. Du Bois was Married the 30th day of March 1767 
by the Rev<i J. J Zubly & have had the following chUdreu. 

[176]9 Had a still bom daughter 15th Dec. 

[17]71 Had a son born June 9th BabtLz'd by the Rev' J. J. Zubly uam'd 
1773 Had a son bora Sept' 23" Babtiz'd by the Revi J. J. Zublv. call'd 
Will™ di'd the 11"' October havF liv'd' 18 days 

'177]4 Had a daughter born Nov' 24th Babtiz'd by the Rev^- J. J. Zubly her 
name's Marv 

"17] 70 Had a son born July 18th Babtiz'd bv the Reri J.J. Zublv nam". Jere'=. 

288 Notes [Julv 

[1]779 Had a daughter born Feby 14th Babtiz'd by the KevJ J. J. Zubly 

nara'd Damarus Elizabeth 
[17181 Had a son born the 1st Sept', the 12 day of the moon's age about a 
quarter after 12 O Clock y' morning Babtizd by the BeVyWill^ 
Brown nam'd Paul Jon«. 
[illegible from water stain] 

[ ] O Clock in [ ] moons age 
21 days babtiz'd 12 day of March by the Kevd J Holmes namd Benj^ 
1786 Had a daughter born about 2 O Clock past middiv Babtiz'd by Dav- 
[ ]ontaguts, J. P. of the town of [Sav] annah the llth day of June 
died 13 day & interr'd 14th day [na]m'd Jerema.h the Omnipotent's 
will be done & Immacculate Jesus' 
John Glass and Mary VaUotton Was Married 1791 June ifJth & Have had the 
following Children 

1st Born. Mary Glass, a Daughter 1792 June ISth, babtizd by Ker- 

B. Lindsey 
2"" Born, a Son Named John. July 29th 1794. bab;ized bv the Keverend 
M" Mary VaUotton died 20th April 1804. 

Virtue and truth wUl ne'er expire 
For God will tune the living lyre 

Cutter. — Supplementary to the " Cutter Family of Kew England," Boston. 
1871, p. 254. 

1. Cranston' Cotter {Andrew^'' Nehemiah,* Gershom* (fershom.* Bichard}). 
bom at Menotomy (now Arlington), Mass., 29 Oct. 1785. died at Boston in the 
fall of 1826. He married Ann Hinkling of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who died abom 
Dec. 1831. She was an Episcopalian, and a member of the Bedford Street 
Chapel. Cranston Cutter was a chairmaker. 

Children : 

i. Adeline,' b. at Halifax, N. S., 1814: d. at Boston in 1&43; m. Sam- 
uel AvERiLL, a shipjoiner. Children: 1. Samael, scalded to 
death, aged 6. 2. Matilda, d. aged 3. 3. Aun, lived in Boston. 

ij Olivu. Mart, b. at Halifax, N. S., 11 June 1816; d. at Beverly. 
Mass., 21 July 1858, where she had moved in 1849 ; m. Jo>'as Reed 
of Newton, Mass., a blacksmith and farmer. CMld : Katie F.. 
b. 12 May 1846; d. at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 1863, of consump- 
tion, at the house of her aunt, Mrs. Murdock. 

iii. Andrew, b. at Boston abt. 1818; whaler; went on a three years' 
cruise, when aged eleven years, and was not directly heard from 
after he was eighteen years old. 

iv. Matilda Augusta, b. 1820 ; d. in London, Eng.. Sept. 1854 : m. Shel- 
don Edgar Hubdard. They went from Boston to New York 
about 1842, and he was captain and part owner of some of the 
New York, London, and Liverpool Liners, ind in the employ of 
Grinnell, Mintum & Co., for many years. Children: Two sons, 
who d. when they were five or six years oid, and two daus., the 
youngest of whom, Minnie, survived. 

V. Phebb Ann, b. 1822; d. unm. at Cambridge. Mass.. Aug. 1849, of 
consumption, at Daniel Draper's. 
2. vi. Samuel, b. at Boston 1 Oct. 1824. 

2. Samuel' Cutter (Cranston,' Andrew,^ Xehemiah.* Gersho'tn,' Gershom.' 
Rlchardy. bom at Boston 1 Oct. 1824, married at Beverly (intention dated 
15 Jan. 1848) Rebecca Ober Standley, born 13 July 1J:?S, daughter of Sand» 
and Rebecca (Thissel) of Beverly. 

Samuel, being the youngest of six children, was left w'2.jn seven years of age 
witliout father or inotlier, and was sent by his elder sisters to the Boston 
Asylum, and went thence to the Thompson's Island Farm Sohool, Boston Harbor, 
where he remained until 16 March, 1839, when he was b<Kmd oat as au appren- 
tice to Paul Hall, shoemaker, of Wenham. At the age vf ninec«rn and a hal; 
he attempted to buy out his time for $100. and was assisted in doing so by 
Deacon Moses Grant of Boston. In 1840 he wont to Beverly. For two years 
he went flslimg on the Banks. In 1856 he resided in Westboruugh. being ec- 

1910] JSTotes 289 

ployed at the State Reform School. Id 1859 he resided at Hampton Falls, N. H. 
In i860 he was again in Beverly, and served also from 11 Aug. 1862 to 7 Aug. 
1863 (9 months troops), in Company E. 8th Mass. Regiment. His health failed 
owing to exposure in the war, and for a number of years he was able to do 
light work only. 

Childi'en : 
i. Matilda Ann,' b. at Beverly 5 Jan. 1849 ; m. John E. Foster of 
Beverlv. Children : 1. Clarence, d. young. 2. Clinlon S., b. 8 
Sept. 1872. 
ii. Mary Emelise, b. 18 May 1852; d. at Westborough 11 July 1858. 
iii. Samuel, b. 20 Aug. 1856; shoecutter, resides at Beverly. 
Woburn, Mass. Wu.llim R. Cutter. 

Two Seth Chapixs.— Up to the present time it has been accepted as a fact 
that there was but one Lieut. Seth Chapin in the American army during the 
Revolution, and that he was of Mendon'. My investigations show conclusive- 
ly that there were two Lieut. Seth ChapLns, one of Mendon, and one of 

The foUowmg two items prove the existence of a Lieut. Seth Chapin of New- 
port : 

(1) "Sheth Chapin. 28 years old. Enlisted 12 May 1775, bom at Newport, 
R. I. Blacksmith. Capt. Topham's Co., Col. Churches Regt." (Register, vol. 
55, p. 82). 

(2) " Seth Chapin. appointed July 19, 1777, Lieutenant, of Newport, Newport 
Co., family resides at Tiverton, Newport Co." Dated 1 Aug. 1779, Bristol (R. I. 
Rolls, vol.' 5, p. 19). 

The fact that he was of Newport ( which word occurs so often that it can 
not have been other than intentional), that he had a family living at Tiverton, 
and that he was a blacksmith, entirely destroys the theory of his identity with 
the Lieut. Seth of Mendon, who at this time was of Mendon, with a family liv- 
ing there, and who was a veomau and not a blacksmith. The separate existence 
of Seth of Newport i> further brought out by a suit m the Washington County 
(R. I.) Court, in 1773 (H., p. 425). 

That this Lieut. Seth Chapin of Newport, who was "appointed July 19 1777," 
was the Lieut. Seth Chapin of Col. Sherbom's regunent, the foUowing clearly 

" Seth Chapin, 1st Lieut in 3rd Co.. Capt. James Webb, Col. Henry Sher- 
bom's Regt. from 1 June to 21 July 1778. Appointed 19 July 1777." Dated White 
Plains July 21 ( R. I. RoUs, vol. 4, p. lU. also pp. 99, 119-120). 

Furthemiore it is much more likelv that Seth of Newport should be lieuten- 
ant in Sherborn's Rhode Island Regiment, than that Seth of Mendon, Mass., 
should be an officer in it. j . .,, 

Now it follows that it was Lieut. Chapin of Newport, who captured the Eng- 
lish brig in Narragansett Bay in December of 1778, for the only authority we 
have for this, the >r.yridenr.e Gazette of Dec. 19, 1778, states that it was Lieut. 
Chapin of Col. Sherbom's regiment. Several other things point to its being 
Seth of Newport. In the first place there is no tradition in the family of Seth 
of Mendon that he performed such a feat, and tradition seizes upon less re- 
markable events to perpetuate where the excuse exists. Secondly, we know that 
Seth of Newport was in the army at the time ( R. I. Rolls, vol. 4, pp. 98, 103, 116 ; 
and Pension Office, Washington), while we do not know that Seth of Mendon 
was then serving. Thirdly, as the scene of the capture was near Newport, 
where he doubtless knew his ground, it is more likely to have been Seth of 
Newport who was concerned, and not Seth of Mendon, who lived inland. 

The next question that confronts us is. which Seth was spy in Rhode Island 
in 1778-9. Crowell's ■• Spirit of '76," p 1>1, states that it was Lieut. Chapin of 
Col. Sherbom's regiment. This seems the most probable, as it did in the pre- 
cedino- case, and for the same reasons, namely that the spy service was earned 
on near Newport where Seth of Newport had a chance to know the lay of the 
land • that it required a knowledge of boating, and that Seth of Newport prob- 
ably was more proficient in this respect than the Mendon lieutenant ; that we 
> See Field's " Esek Hopkins," p. 20S. This also contains a picture of Lieut. 
Seth Chapin of Mendon, not Lieut. Seth CliiTiin of the Proiidence, as is stated under 

290 Xotes [July 

know that Seth of Newport was seniug apparently continnously in the antiy 
during the spy serrice period of 17'>-9 (R. I. RoUs. vol. 4, pp. 98, 103, 116, etc.), 
aud that he was paid for bemg absent from his resiraent in July, August and No- 
vember. 1779 ( K. I. Archives, Council of War, pp. 23, 30). while we have good 
reason to believe that Seth of Mendon was not continually in service ( Mass. 
Rolls, vol. 26, p. 130; 28, p. 54). Besides, a Mr. Barker of Newport assisted the 
spy Chapm in his work, and if the spy was the Newport man he would doubt- 
less have been acquainted with Barker before the war— a point which would 
have tended to induce the American general to pick him out rather than a stran- 
ger from Massachusetts. 

On the other hand we have the statement of the son of Lieut. Seth Chapin of 
Mendon that his father was a spy in Rhode Island in 1778-9. when in 1840 this 
son applied to the United States Government for tae pension due to his deceased 
father. The pension was not granted, because the other services were not of 
sufficient duration, and there were -• no particulars " given concerning the spy 
service (Letter from Pension Office). Certainly the son would have given 
some " particulars" if he had known them, since by so doing he might have ob- 
tained the pension— the more as he paid his brothers and sisters quit claims 
amounting to $25.00 for their share of their fathers pension. The question 
now arises how he came to have the idea that his father was a spy, if his father 
had not really been one. This, however, can easily be explained by the fact that in 
1 833, several years before he made his application, evidence had been submitted to 
the Pension Office from Providence (where the son of Seth Chapin of Mendon 
was then living) showing incidentally that a Lieut. Chapin had been a spy in Rhode 
Island in 1778. It is more than probable that Seth Chapin's son heard of this 
and, knowing that his father served in Rhode Island in August 177.8 ( Mass. 
Rolls, vol. 26, p. 130), drew the conclusion, quite naturally, that the spy must 
have been his father. This would explain why he could give " no particulars" 
of the spy service. That In the pension claim Seth of Mendon is not men- 
tioned as being of Col. Sherbom's regiment adds weight to this hvpothesis. 
Furthermore there is no tradition among the other branches of the family that 
Seth of Mendon served as a spy. A tradition, of course, proves nothing, but 
the absence of a tradition is, circumstantially, good negative evidence for sup- 
posing that a remarkable occurrence did not happen ; for the imusual is gener- 
ally rnagnifled and but rarely ignored. 

If ye should admit for the moment that Lieut- Seth of Mendon was the .spy 
we would be confronted with the fact that during the winter of 1778-9 there were 
two 1st Lieut. Seth Chapins acting as spies in command of a small boat and a 
half-dozen men cruising on the Sakonnet River. The possibility of this, con- 
sidering the danger due to the season of the year and the condition of the war, 
is too slight to be considered, so that Seth of Newport must be accepted both 
as the hero of the brig and as the spy. 

Having proved that Lieut. Seth of Newport was accustomed to boats, it cer- 
tainly seems more probable that he. a Rhode Islander too. would be commis- 
sioned lieutenant on board the ship Providence in 1776. At that time Seth of 
Newport was apparently not serving in the army, so that he would have been 
free to serve in the marines, while on the other hand we know that Seth of 
Mendon was then in the army ( Mass. RoUs, vol. 43, p 222: vol. 28, pp. 25, 119; 
R. I. Ser., vol. I, p 135). Furthermore the signature of Seth of Mendon 
diflers materially from that of Seth of the Proridi'nce, while there is no tradi- 
tion in the family that Seth of Men-don ever servel on shipboard. 

In 1780 a Seth Chapin was commissioned captain in Rh.xle Island. (R. I. 
Col Rec, pr. vol 9, p. 197). This was doubtles^s Seth of Newport, who as a 
Rliode Islander and a spy was certainly in line for advancement in Rhode Island. 
Lieut. Seth Chapin of Mendon was habitually so called throughout his life, which 
seems to show that it was not he who was commissioned captain. 

We have in general outlined the lailitary sen ice of Seth of Newport, and as 
Seth of Mendon has many descendants ' we subjoin a brief sketch of his mili- 
tary career. 

He first enlisted as a corporal in Capt. John Albee's (1st) company of vol- 
unteers, which marched from Mendon to Roxburv on the Lexington alarm, 19 
April 1775, serving 9 days ( Mass. Arch. vol. 2, p.'l81) : as 2d lieutenant in Capt. 
Sam. Craggms' (1st) company. Col. Ezra Woodss ( Worcester Co.) regiment, 
' See ma. genealogy of his descendiDts in the posicssion of this Society. 


Booh Notices 291 

beins commissiooed July 9, 1776 (Mass. Arch., vol. 28, pp.25, 119; vol. 43, 
p. 222). This companv served under General Sullivan at the battle of Long Is- 
land. 27 Aug. 1776, and'Seth Chapin was also paymaster {exinform. D. E. Fisk). 

He was advanced to the office of 1st lieutenant and, enlisting Dec. 8, 1776, 
served in Rhode Island till January 21, 1777 (Mass. Arch., R. I. Ser., vol. 1. p. 
13.5). It was probably at this time that he was quartered in University Hall, 
Brown University. He was in service 15 May 1778 (Rev. Res., vol. 202, p. 
I9i)>. and again in Julv 1778, when he joined Gen. Sullivan's expedition against 
Newport (Mass. Arch., vol. 26, p. 130; and Pension Office, Washington). He 
served twice in 1779. once in August (Mass. Arch., vol. 28, p. 54), and once In 
September. His last service was in Rhode Island on the alarm of July 27, 1780, 
when he served 16 davs (Mass. Rolls, vol. 1, pp. 2, 30). 

H. M. CiiAPDJ. 

84 Keene Street, Providence, B. I. 

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En-glish Surnames.— Mr. Charles A. Berneau, Walton-on-Thames, England, 
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Jacob Best was a volunteer from Annesburg, now Germantown, N. Y., for 
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The work is clearly printed and well indexed. 

A genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Carter of Beading and Weston, Mass. 
and Hebron and Warren, Conn., also some account of the descendants of his 
brothers Eleazer, Daniel, Ebenezer, and Ezra, sons of Thomas' Carter and 
grandsons of Rev. nomas Carter, first minister of Wnhurn. Mass. , compiled by 
Howard w'illiston Carter. Norfolk, Conn., published by the author, 1909. 
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The title-page gives a careful description of the contents of this large and 
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Carter, first minister of Woburn, could not have been included in this work 
fin 1SH7 was published a genealogy of two of the sons of Samuel, son of 
the Rev Thomas 1 This volume is well illustrated, and the appendices con- 
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the data of the family, and proves to be a welcome publication. 
The descendants of Elisha Cole who came from Cape Cod to what is now r,^nam 
County, New York: about 1745, compiled by Joseph 0. Curtis. New -iork, 
Tobias Wright, 1909. 8° pp. 237, illus. 

From Daniel Cole of Yarmouth, Mass., in 1643, the line is carried down 
through William and Elisha to Elisha who was born in 1719 and settled in 
• All the unsigned reviews are written by Miss Alice LrcKETiA Westgate of Boston. 

292 Booh Xotices [Julr 

Dutchess, now Putnam, County, >'. Y. His wife was Hannah Smalley, and the 
record of their descendants Is here brousht down to date. The arrangement is 
fairly simple, and there is an index. It will be a helpful genealogy for those 
interested in New York families. There is a brief account of the colonial fami- 
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The Conkling-Prosch Faviilti, xcith tome referentf to the Dotter, Roe. Reynolds, 

Brooks, Mnpes. Elder, McCarver, and other conntrtions, by Tho.mas W. Pkosch. 

Seattle [Wash.], Press of the General Lithographing and Printing Company, 

1909. so pp. 141, Ulus. 

Ananias Conkling and his brother John were interested in the glass works in 
Salem, Mass., as early as 1638. A son of Ananias is supposed to be the John 
Conkling who led the family west into the state of New York. The line is 
brought down to Susan Conkling, who married, in 1846. Charles Prosch, whose 
father WUIiam, of Hanoverian parentage, was bom in Europe in 1786. William 
Prosch had married Christiana Dotter of ThnriuKn, and these two young Ger- 
mans came to America in 1811. Charles Prosch was a painter by trade. He 
became one of the pioneer settlers of the Pacific coast, and the interesting details 
of his experiences during the early days form the most valuable feature of this 
narrative, which contains an unusual amount of information besides the gene- 
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A genealogical hittory of the Duptiy family by Chakles Medctith Dutoy, late of 

New York City, with additions by his son, Herbert Drptnr Philadelphia, 

printed for private circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, 1910. 4° pp. 165, 

illus. charts. 

This Huguenot family is claimed anciently to have been of Italian origin- 
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by Charles M. Dtipny, vice-president from Pennsylvania of the Huguenot Society 
of America. 

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It is impossible in a brief notice to give an adequate description of this re- 
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December 6 and 7. 4376 B.C. William Shakespeare's familiar autograph appears 
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TTie Frost genealogy, by Axfred A. Doaxe. [Reprinted from the Yarmouth 

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This is a record of some of the descendants of John and Jeremiah Frost, sons 
of James and Margaret (Goodwin) Frost of Kinery, Maine, who went from 
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The Gimm Familv history and geneatoov. by Mrs. R.vlph E. Johnson. Lincoln. 
Keb.. published by Gillespie and Phillips [1909;. 8° pp. 45, Ulus. 

1910] Booh Notices 293 

If others, who are descendants of German stock of comparatively recent 
American adoption, would make as determined and persistent an effort as the 
author of this book shows to establish authentically the connection with the 
family in the Fatherland, and get accurate records from parish registers in doing 
so, they would be producing a work whose value and usefulness would be con- 
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(Gimm) were both in America in 1848. One of their grand-daughters, Augusta 
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Genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Gleason of Watertoicn, Mass., 1607- 

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biographical sketches, which" are scholarly and concise presentations of facts. 

The first part of the book contains the report by J. Henry Lea of the research 

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A family history. [Hyder and Delaplaine.] Taneytown, Md., The CarroU 

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Lindsay Family Association of America, annual report for 1909, edited by Mrs. 

Mabgaket Lindsay Atkinson. 8° pp. 105-140. 

The results of research made both in America and England are contained in 
this report, which gives the usual official lists. 
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to Canada In 1831. A chart published with the book wUl be found helpful. 
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by BuuNHAM Moffat. Privately pruited [Press of L. Middleditch Co., New 

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Be-'inning with some description of the early divisions of Ulster and Orange 
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294 Booh Notices [July 

rative soon reaches the history of Rev. John Moffat. A ■■ Genealogical Table" 
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Eighteenth annual report of the BeynoMs Family Association, t.dd at Jforris Cove, 
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Memorials of the family of Shelly of Great Yarmouth, their ancestors and de- 
sceiKianfs. compiled by JOHX SnELLT of Plymouth. London [Eng.]. printed 
for private circulation and Issued by PhUlunore and Co., 124 Chancerv Lane, 
1909. 4° pp. 47, Ulus. chart. 

A brief account of the SheUys of Ely, with a pedigree chart, precedes the 
more complete record of the SheUys of Great Yarmouth, who settled in that 
place before 1651 and doubtless were direct descendants of the Ely branch. 
Some charming famUy portraits and a liberal amount of biographical material 
appear in this volume, which certainly should accomplish the author's mission 
in issuing it and reviving the famUy interest. 

Gftiealogy of the Shumvay Family in the United States of Amtrica, compiled by 
ASAHEL Adams Shumwat. Kew York, Tobias A. Wright. 1909. 8° pp. 478, 

Peter Shumway, the son of Peter the emigrant, was bom Ln 1678, and in 1750 
presented for a second time a petition to the General Court wherein he recited 
tfeat he was of Oxford, the son of Pet«r of Topsfield, and asked for some gratuity 
for the service rendered by his father during the Narragansett War. Although 
there is no absolute proof of the fact, the tradition that Peter Shumway vras a 
French Huguenot is undoubtedly true. The genealogy is not srouped by gene- 
rations, as is usually done in works of this size, but the preface states that the 
plan is " to run out the line of posterity through the oldest chUd in each suc- 
cessive family." There is a good index, however. The genealogy is a valuable 
amd useful addition to any library, and of interest to genealogists and thousands 
of descendants. 

A brief sketch of the ancestry of Alden Spooner, late of BroolHne, L. I., with a 
record of his descendants to Auyust 1909, compUed by Alden S. Hutjng. 
Topeka, Kan., 1909. S° pp. [27], port. 

This family of printers was allied with the Greens, a faraUy well known in 
the printing trade. Alden Spooner was bom in 1783 in We^Lminster. Vt., but 
moved with his family to Brooklyn in 1811. The record of the descendants, 
although brief, is brought down to date. There is no index. The book, which 
Is bound in full morocco, seems to be designed especially for the use of the 

Taft Family News. Vo'ume 1. Xumber 1. May 1910. Burlington, Vt., pub- 
lished by Russell W. Taft. 8" pp. 16. Price $1.00 per year. 
A sketch of Robert Taft of Mendon, Mass., was begun in this number, which 
aLso contains an unusually bright paragraph on the use of coats-'jf-arms by 
Americans. It is to be regrened that a "paster" slip has bren added to this 
first number stating that lack of sufficient support compels its discontinuance. 

"Viele. Two hundred and fifty years icith a Dutch family of .Vt'- York, compiled 

by K.4THLYNE KxiCEERBOCKZB VnxE. New York. Tobias R. Wright. 1909. 

S'" pp. 149, illus. Price go-C-O. address the author, 357 Park Avenue.Yonkers, 

N. Y. 

This record of seven generations of a well-known New York family of Dutch 
stock is issued by Miss Viele primarily to replace the one made by her father. 


Booh Notices 295 

Gen. Egbert L. Viele, about 1875. In addition to the genealogy, which is well 
compiled and clearly arranged, there is a monograph on Aerlinout Cornclisen 
Viel, the interpreter, and also sketches of Gen. Viele and his two gifted sons — 
the late Herman Knickerbocker Viele, and Francis Viele-Griffln, editor of tlie 
Mercure de France and a French poet of distinction. The volume is a pleasing 
and valuable addition to Knickerbocker genealogy. The edition is limited. 

Memoir of Philippe Maton Willsee and his descendants, loith a historical intro- 
duction referring to the Wiltsee Nation and its colonies, by Jerome Wiltsee. Su. 
[Printed by G. W. Myers, Atchison, Kan., 1908.] 8" pp. 294, illus. Price 
$5.00, postage 18 cents. Apply to the author. Falls City, Neb. 
The great amount of material in this " genealogical and psychological " memoir 
makes the ordinary reader, who is unacquainted with the history of the family, 
regret that the book contains no index. The family is of Dutch descent, and 
the record is brought down to the present time. The author has shown indo- 
mitable energy and perseverance in collecting records of a family so scattered. 

Materials for a history of the Withers Family, by the Rev. Reglsald F. Bigg- 
Wither, M.A. Winchester [Eng.], Warreu "and Sou, 85 High Street, 1907. 
4° pp. 271, illus. Price £1 : 1 :0, net. Apply to the publishers. 
Extracts from ancient documents, wills, domestic state papers, historical 
manuscripts, as weU as extensive entries from about twenty parish registers in 
the county of Hampshire, are contained in the appendices, and are but a slight 
indication of the valuable material here presented. Many pedigree charts illus- 
trani the connections of different branches of the family, and a long chapter is 
devoted to a history of the principal estates held by the Withers and Biggs. 
Facsimiles of ancient papers aud family portraits enrich the volume, although 
the chapter on the Withers of the United States will be the feature that will 
most attract the attention of the American student to this superior book. 

Abram English Broion, a memorial. Born 21 January 1849, died 20 February 
1909. Privately printed [The Bedford Prmt Shop, Bedford, Mass.], 1909. 
8<> pp. 21-|- port. 
The sketch that appeared in the Register is reprinted here with several 

memorial addresses on Mr. Brown, together with a bibliography of his works. 

In memoriam Sereno Dwight Nickerson, 1829-1909. Boston, The most wor- 
shipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, 1909. 4o pp. 20, 

This is an appreciation of the character and services of Mr. Nickerson, who 
was for twenty-seven years Recording Grand Secretary for tlie Grand Lodge. 
He was bom 16 October 1823. in Boston, the son of Capt. Ebeuezer Nickerson, 
and was graduated from Yale College in 1845 aud from the Harvard Law School 
in 1849. He soon relinquished the practice of law, and entered mercantile life 
with his father. A portrait of him serves as a frontispiece. 
Ih-. Benjamin Gott. A family of doctors. By Horace Davis. Cambridge, John 
Wilson and Son, University Press, 1909. 8° pp. 214-219. 
This brief account of a physician who had a successful medical career in 
Marlborough, Mass., about the middle of the eigliteenth century, was reprinted 
from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 

Fiftieth anniversary of Samuel Abbott Green's membership, .^fa!:sachusetts His- 
torical Society, 13 January 1910. Boston, John WUson and Son, University 
Press, 1910. 8° pp. 14. 
Some of the witticisms and felicitations exchanged at this anniversary are 

here reprinted from the Proceedmgs of the Society. 

Third inaugural address of Eon. James Logan, mayor of Worcester, Mass., 
3 .Tanuary 1910. Worcester, Mass., Belisle Printing and Publishing Co., 
1910. 8° pp. 59, port. 
A general outline of the work accomplished by the city government during 

the past year, as well as some suggestions for the future, are to be found in 

this address. 

296 Booh Xotices [Julv 

The Henry Wads^.torth Lorigfellovi Memorial Statue. Exercises at thi unveilij.g 
7 Man 1909. tfnsfiington'. D. C. Priuted for the subscribers by the Long- 
fellow Kational Memorial Association. [Boston, Mass., The Southgate Press. 
1909.] i" pp. 31, iUns. 

Miss Erica Thorp, a granddaughter of the poet, unveiled the statue after ad- 
dresses had been made by Rev. Alexander Mackay-Smith, Maj.-G*n. A. W. 
Greely. Blisj Perry, and Hamilton W. Mabie. A list of the committees and tie 
subscribers is given, and a photographic reproduction of the statue forms tie 

Loioell vs. Faxort and Hatrkes. A celebrated malpractice suit in Elaine. By 

JA.MES Alfred Spaidixg, M.D. Reprinted from the American Academy c.f 

Medicine. Vol. XI. No. 1. February 1910. S" pp. 2^, Ulus. 

The states of Maine and Massachusetts were both roused by this lawsuit for 

malpractice in the treatment of a dislocation of the hip joint, which was fougtt 

stubbornly from 1821 to 182r>, and drew into court medical opinions of me:i 

who stood highest in the profession. After much patient work the story of tie 

case has finally been discovered, although an attempt to miearth it. made by tie 

Maine Medical Assocation forty years ago, failed to disclose it. 

The Meade Claim, by Fra>-k Wakrex Hackett. Washington [D. C], R. Berej- 

ford, Printer, 1910. 8° pp. 26. 

As the sub-title of this pamphlet states, it contains a brief survey of the facts 
attending the ratification by Spain with the United States of the' treaty of *3 
February 1819, and of the obligation assumed by the United States to pay tbe 
claim of Richard W. Meade against Spain as part consideration of the purchase 
of the Floridas. The subject is presented in a direct manner, chronologically, 
and shows a clear understanding of the case. It seems a good thing to have 
these facts in print. 

An old American publisher [Abraham Shearman Jr.], by Frederic Fairchiij& 
Shebmax. New York, privately printed, 1910. S" pp. [10], illus. 
Bom in that part of Dartmouth, Mass., which is now called Fairhaven, tldi 
devoted, scholarly member of the New Bedford Monthly Meeting of the Society 
of Friends was at one time the publisher of The Columbian Courier, a weekly 
journal. Ultimately he turned his attention to book-selling and book-making. 
A list of some of his publications may be found at the end of this pamphlet, of 
which but twenty-five copies have been made. 

Memoir of Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, by Charles Ksowles Bolton. Re- 
printed from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 
Cambridge, John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1910. 8" pp. 359-o6». 

This sympathetic sketch of the late state librarian is dra^vn by one who kne-sr 
him well and had often been associated with him in carrying forward projects 
that engaged their common interest. Although brief, it shows a true appreci- 
ation of Mr. Tillinghast's rare qualities, which made him a imique yet forcefnl 
figure among the men of the present day. 

Sir Henry Vane, Jr., Governor of Massachusetts and friend of Boger William-f 
and Bhode Island, by Hexrt Melville Kjxg. Providence, R. I., Preston and 
Rounds Company. li*09. 120 pp. 207. 

Of all the figures of Puritan times young Sir Henry Vane is generally held X<> 
be the most winning, the most gifted, and the most lovable recipient of unre- 
served admiration. He was one of the gravest and ablest of English siatesmen- 
of unswerving rectitude, and an enthusiastic lover of liberty. Wendell PhUlips 
pronounced hfm the noblest human being that ever walked the streets of Boston- 
at the same time not forgetting Franklin, Washington, Grarrison, or .John Brown. 
ThU account of his lifewUl help, perhaps, in attracting the attention of youn^ 
students to his inspiring character. 

Lires of the bishops of Xorth Carolina from the establishmfnt of the episcopate ir, 
that state down to tbJ. division of the diocese, by Marshall DeLancey Hat- 
wood. Raleigh. N. C. published by Alfred Williams and Company, 191C. 
f pp. 270, illus. l^;ce $l.c.O. Apply to the publisher, Raleigh, N. C. 


Boole Noti'ce.-: 297 

Following a history of the foundation of the American episcopate, the lives 
of four bishops of North Carolina are given in the order of their service— John 
Stark Ravenscroft, Levi Stillman Ives7 Thomas Atkinson, and Theodore Bene- 
dict Lyman. Portraits of all of them are added to the volume, which has a 
good index. The record of their labors is largely the ?ame as the story of the 
growth of the diocese, and will therefore interest all Churchmen. 

T/ie Loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Bemlution, by 
J.4.MES H. Stark. Boston, James H. Stark. 17 Milk Street, 1910. t" pp. 509. 

The spirit in which this work has been projected is well shown in its dedica- 
tion, which is addressed to the Loyalists of Massachusetts, " whose faithful 
services and memories are now forgotteu by the nation they so weU served."' 
The discussion aroused by some of the general statements made here has been 
abated until their authenticity can be proved. More than two-thirds of the 
volume is filled with biographical sketches of some of the Loyalists, and the 
author states that he has yet enough material to fill another volume if he receives 
sufficient encouragement In the sale of this one. It Is probable, however, that 
the student will continue to refer to Sabine's Biographical Sketches. The 
illustrations are chiefly portraits, but there are also some interesting views of 
old houses. The book is indexed, and bound in red cloth. 

History of the east side of Tremont Street [Boston]. 16° n. p., illus. 

This pamphlet contains three views of Tremont Street, Boston, taken in 1859, 
near the corner of Court Street. 

Beport of the State Librarian of Connecticut for the trno years ended 30 Septem- 
ber 1908. Hartford [Conn.]'. Published by the State, 1909. 8° pp. 54, iUus. 
A view of the Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building, and 
another of the statue erected to the memory of Theophllus Eaton, first governor 
of the New Haven Colony, are the illustrations that embellish tliis report. 

Dorchester Day, celebration of the two hundred a/id seventy-ninth annirersary of 

the settlement of Dorchester, 5 June 1909, under the auspices of the Dorchester 

Historical Soc'iHy. City of Boston Printing Department. 1909. 4° pp. 116, 


This volume also includes the exercises and addresses which celebrated Dor- 
chester Day the 6 June 1908, and the dedication of a flagstafl' at Upham's 
Comer 19 April 1909. It was printed under an order of the City of Boston 
dated 4 October 1909, and includes about twenty illustrations. 
Old Home Day. Proceedings of the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of 

the incorporation of the town of Dover, Mass., 7 July, 1909. Printed by the 

Dover Historical and Natural History Society, 1910. 8" pp. 73. 

The addresses, original poems, music, ofiicial programme of sports, literary 
exercises, and other features of this celebration are faithfully recorded in this 
publication, which gives at the end of the pamphlet a bibliography of material 
relating to Dover. 
Fall River Indian Beservation, by Hugo A. DrBCQtTE. FaU River, Mass., 1907. 

4° pp. 100, illus. 

In order to make proper provision for the water supply of Fall River certain 
interests in the Indian Reservation lands were required. In investigating the 
title various interesting docmnents came to light. They are here printed, and 
furnish some material regarding the Icdians which has been but little known. 
Some of the papers from the Massachusetts Ajchives have never been published 
before. It is the most valuable monograph on the subject that has appeared, 
and is presented in a scholarly manner well suited to its dignified character. 
The Old and the \ew. An occasional magazine devoted to the institutions and 

history of the town of Hartford, Vt. Xo. 3. Hartford, Vt., 1910. S'' pp. 60, 


The last number of this magazine appeared in 1901, and the life of the com- 
munity since that date is reflected in the articles here contained. A paper on 
the Second Congregational Societv, by Kate M. Cone, which was read at the 

298 Booh Xotices ■ [July 

annual meeting of the church, 7 Jannary 1909, is the most important contri- 

Descriptive and hist'jrical memorials of Heilman Dale, Per.n., read 'efore the 
Lebanon Covntv Eistoricul Society 16 April 1909, by Rev. U. Henky Her- 
man, A.M. Vol. IV. No. 13. 8° pp. 407-459, illus. 

This pamphlet is full of the reminiscences of one who is warmly attached to 
the countrv where his German ancestors made their early homes. There is some 
account of the Heilman families that have settled in this beautiful dale, which 
increases the records of German settlers. 

Annual report of the president of the Ipstrirh Historical Sociei'. for the year ending 

1 December 1909. [No title-page.] 5' pp. 7. 

This is a brief report of the work done by the Society in its different branches 
during the year. 

Candlewood, an ancient neighborhood of Ipswich, with genealogies of John, Brown. 
William Fellovss, Robert Kinsman, by T. Frank Waters. Proceedings of Iht 
annual meeting of the Ipswich Historic<il Society, 1 Decfmf-er 1908. Publica- 
tions of the Ipswich Historical Society. XVI. Salem, Mass.. The Salem Press, 
1909. 8" pp. 163, illos. maps. 

A diagram showing the early division of the locality, sometimes called 
" Candlewood " and also known as " The South Eighth," precedes the abstracts 
of title for all the lots on the plan. Reliable information of unusual value is 
contained in this contribution, which shows exhaustive, painstaking labor. The 
Kinsman Genealogy (of twenty pages) brings down to the present time those 
branches of the farnQy that lived in Ipswich, copying the earlier generations 
from the Kinsman Genealogy of 1876. A record of nine generations of the de- 
scendants of William FelloVs is contained in the next sevenieen pages. A few 
less than forty pages are filled with an account of the Ipswich descendants of 
John Brown, many of their homesteads being shown on the Candlewood plan. 
An exceptionally good index includes the whole pamphlet, which is also note- 
worthy for an artistic cover of appropriate design. 

A brief hUtory of the Middle Temple, bv C. E. A. Bedweli. London [Eng.], 

Butterworth & Co., 11 and 12 BeU Yard, Temple Bar, 1909. 8o pp. 132. 
, Although the anthor modestly disclaims any pretense of offering a systematic 
history of the Inn to his readers, yet there wiU be found in this small vol- 
mne a most valuable and interesting account of this venerable fonndation. 
The references to the original authorities for many of the statements are given, 
and the chapter on the connection between the Middle Temple and Virginia is of 
special interest to the American student. 

Lynn in the BevoltUion, compiled from notes gathered by Howard Kexpaix Sax- 
DEBSos. Two volumes. Boston [Mass.], W. B. Clarke Company, 36 and 28 
Ti-emont Street, 1909. 8° pp. 504-1-25. illus. 

The diarv of Henry Hallowell, a Revolutionary soldier of Lynn whose services 
in the Continental Army began at Winter Hill after the Banle of Bunker Hill 
and ended in 1780, furnished the inspiration for gathering the material which 
was finally presented in these two well-illustrated useful volumes regarding 
Lynn and her soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The diary i'.i^elf is here printed, 
and is an exceptionally instructive narrative, affording the reader a picture of 
the times as weU as giving a contemporary's chronicle of events. More than 
three hundred pages are flUed with an alphabetical list of skeiohes of tte soldiers 
from Lynn, which contain much biographical data as well as military services. 
The illustrations are chiefly portraits and old houses. The book is printed in 
rather large type on heavy paper, is Indexed, and bound in daxk blue cloth. 

Origin of the name of Maine . by Albert Matthews. Reprir:ed from the Pntt- 
lications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. XII. Cambridge 
[Mass.], John Wilson and Son, University Press. 1910. t- pp. 366-o;?2. 
It is indeed a pleasure to have Mr. Matthews investigate the oft-:iccurring 
mistake about the origin of the name of Maine and give the benefit of his re- 
search and deductions to other scholars and historians. He proves coaclusively 

1910] Booh Notices 299 

that tbe word " main," in the sense of mainland, had been in common u^e among 
the early explorers along the New England coast long before the appearance in 
1622 of the title Province of Maine. 

The oldest paint shops in Mnssnchusetts. by Willum E. Wall. Somerrille, Mass., 
publishedby the author [1910]. 8° pp. 74. Price 25 cents. 
This paper was read at the nineteenth annual convention of the Society of 
Master House Painters and Decorators of Massachusetts, held 13 Januiry 1910 
in Boston. It divides the subject into two parts, treating first those tnat have 
ceased to exist, and secondly those now in operation. The obituary notices of 
deceased master painters contains some biographical material. 
The first century of the Merrimack Bible Societu, its founders, icorkers. and early 
friends, icilh a ylance at the wider field. lSlO-1910. By Rev. Horace C. 
HovEY, D.D. Newburyport, Press of the Herald Publishing Co., 191'-'. S" PP- 

To place the Bible within the reach of the common people and to distribute it 
to countries that were nearlv destitute of a single copy, the first Bible Society 
was formed in 1804 m London, Eng. In 1810 a Bible Society was formed in 
Newburvport, and the record of the work done by it in canvassing the city at 
difl-erent times, and the names of Its officers past and present, are published in 
this pamphlet. 

Nantucket Lands and Land Owners, by Henry Babxard Worth. Xantucket 
Historical Association, Vol. 2, BuUetin 6. Published by Nantucket Historical 
Association, 1910. 8° pp. 285-3354-24. 

Chapters thirteen and fourteen are presented in this issue, the first giving 
some account of the Indian names of the region, and the second, abstracts ot 
items relating to the estates of deceased persons as found in Book Two m tne 
Eeeistrv of Deeds. Both these contributions are exceedingly valuable and nse- 
f ulT and' continue the excellent work begun by this Association. This issue also 
contains the index. 

Dictionary of American-Indian place and proper names in Nev: E^. 
DouGLAS-LiTHGOW, M.D., LED. Salem, Mass., The Salem Press Co., 1909. 
8° pp. 400, port. 

Warm appreciation greets the arrival of this volume, which fills a long-felt 
want among students, librarians, and others interested in any way m tne traces 
left bv the Indians in New England. ' It is pleasant to note that the learned com- 
piler states in his preface that he has in preparation, as a companion volume, an 
English-Indian dictionary, in which the existing localities are given m English, 
foUowed by their Ameriain-lndian equivalent. The names in this present vol- 
ume are grouped alphabetically under states. 

Folk-lore sketches and remini.^cence of Nerc Hampshire We. Boston Published 
and arranged by the Folk-lore Committee, New Hampshire s Daughter^. 8° pp. 
47, port. 

The folk-lore committee was inaugurated by Mrs. Eliza Nelson Blsir while 
she was president of the New Hampshire's Daughters, m 1904. Many qnamt^old 
customs tradition^, and savings are gathered into this little pamphlet, which 
also contains a memorial sketch of Mrs. Blair and her portrait. Sone pages 

are devoted to the origin of place-name: 

and there is a brief account oi Richard 

Potter, a son of Sir Charles Henry Frankland. 
The law and practice of New Jersey from the earliest limes concerning th^ probate 
of wills, the administration of estates, the protection of orphans and "'j-'^", and 
the control of their estates: the Preroy<ilive Court the Ordinary and '.he Sur- 
rogates, by WnxiAM Nelson. Paterson, N. J., Paterson History Hub, 1909. 
8»pp. lis. 

Few treatises contain more useful results of historical research uan this 
scholarlv little work, which not only deals with the probate customs m New Jer- 
sey but ilso touches the methods of procedure prevalent m early tuE^s in the 
New England and the Dutch settlements. The book is weU mdeied. and the 
illustrations show the forms of early legal document? and some of the ^als used. 
VOL. Lxrr. 21 

300 Book Notices [July 

The James Sprnnt Historical Publications, puf'.'shed vnr>.--r the (iir-"-tinn of '.he 
North Carvlinn Historical Suci'tt/. J. G. de Kori hac HiiiiLTON. Editor, '^ol. 
9, Xo. 1. Raleigh, N. C, Commercial Priiitirs CompaEV, 1910. «° pp. 59. 
A paper on The Society for the Propagation vf the Gospel in the Province of 

North Carolina, which won the first prize lor 11"j9 olfcred by the North Carolina 

Society of Colonial Dames, is the opening article in this pamphlei. which aiso 

contains some of the correspondence of John Bast Ea.ion. 

Memorials and other gifts in Trinity Church. Pnrtlawid. Conn., by .John HaLL 
Sage. [Portland, Conn., Middlesex County Printery, ISIO.] bt pp. 35, ILos. 
Copies of the inscriptions on the different gifts, with the names of the donors, 

and a diagram showing the location of the windows and other memorials, sre 

found in this pamphlet. 

Vital Becords of Jiandolph, Me., to the year 1S92. Editor, Hetby Settall 
Webster. Gardiner [Me.], published under iuthority of the Maine Historicai 
Society, The Reporter-Journal Press, 1910. S= pp. Ii4. Price §l.i.5. Address 
the editor, Gardiner, Me. 

This is the second in the series of Vital Becords in Maine, and ii is pleasant 
to learn from the editor that the third, Pittston. is already in preparation. It 
is hoped that such good work will receiye the appreccation it deserves, and tlat 
encouragement and support wUl be forthcoming to continue the publication of 
the series. 

Early Rhode Island, a social historg of the people, br Wttthm Babcock Weedes, 
A.M. New York, The Grafton Press [1910]. 12° pp. a>l, Ulus. Price $2J0 
net, postage 20 cents. Apply to the publishers, 70 Fifth Avenue. New Tosk 

In discussing the value of the political strnctcre of Rhode Island ia advancing 
the democratic form of government, the author has chosen to quote frequently 
and extensively from many writers on this subject. The story of lie daily Ufe 
and customs of the early settlers has been drawn from inventories, diaries, and 
other original sources. Ftill references to the authorities cite<i are given 
throughout the volume, wliich is also indexed, and boond in dark green cloth. 

Somerset Club Brasses, by Emanuel Grees. Esq.. F.S.A.. F.R.S-L. Reprinted 
from The Journal of the British Archseological Association, September 190^. 
8° pp. 57-69, illus. 
A plate showing the brasses used by this Club, which has now almost ceased 

to be, is given as a frontispiece in this pamphlet. The Club seems to have been 

an early form of insurance for old age. 

Vital Becords of Athol, MassachustUs, to the end of the v^ar 1849. Systematic 
Historv Fund. Worcester, Mass., published by Franklin P. Bice. Trustee of 
the Fund, 1910. 8» pp. 230. 

Vital Becords of Bolton, Massachnsetts, to tkt end of tht yar 1849. Systematic 
History Fund. Worcester, Mass., published by Franklin P. Rice. Trustee of 
the Fund, 1910. 8» pp. 232. 

Vital Becords of Danvers, Massachusetts, to the ewl of the fear 1S4C^. Vohine 
II. Marriages and Deaths. Salem, Mass-, pn'oLished by The Essex Institute, 
1910. 8° pp. 491. 

Vital Becords of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the '.nd of th' year 284?. Volum 
I. Births. Topsfield, Mass., published bv the Top~aeld Historic-ji Socierr. 
1910. 8° pp. 328. 

Vital Becords of Natick, Massachusetts, to the \je-.' 1830. Compiled cy Thomas 
W. BaldwesI Boston, Mass., 1910. 8° pp. 249. 

Vital Becords of Tisbury, Massachusetts, to tU year 1850. Boron, Mass.. 
published bv the New England Historic Geneslogica! Society at ti; charge cr 
the Eddv Town-Record Fund. 1910. *° pp. 244 

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Vital lierords of Warren {formerly Western), Massachusetts, to the end of the 
ptar 1849. 'Systematic History Fund. Worcester, Mass.. published by 
Franklin P. Eice, Trustee of the Fund, 1910. 8° pp. 196. 

Vital Records of Wnyland, Mansachusetls. to the year 1S50. Boston, Mass., 
published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of 
the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1910. 8° pp. 160. 

Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1S50. Volume I. Births. 
Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Boston, Mass., published by the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund, 1910. 8° pp. 359 ; 376. 

Vital Records of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Volume I. Births. 
Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. Compiled by Thomas W. Baldwin. Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1910. 8° pp. 518. 

The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, by Thomas Zauslac-r 
Lee. Volume 9. Providence, R. I., published by the Society, 1910. 8° pp. 558, 

The papers and essays on timely subjects by the members of this Society are 
printed here in full in the hope that they will enliven and increase public Interest 
in " the Irish chapter in American history." The secretary-general is fortunate 
to be able to report the most prosperous year in the history of the Society. 
The illustrations are portraits ; and biographical sketches of new members are 
also given. 

The Magazine of History, with notes and queries. Extra numbers 9 and 10. 

New York, William Ab'batt, 141 East 25th Street. 4° pp. 213 ; 74. 

The first-mentioned of these numbers contains a reprint of "Thirty years 
from home, or A Voice from the Main Deck, being the experience of Samuel 
Leech," which appeared in 18 '3, published by a Boston firm. An article on 
Ephraim Douglas, which also includes the recently discovered Journal of Capt. 
George McCully, and various letters are found in the second of these ntunbers. 

Ai'pendix to the second supplement to the history of the Tale Class of 1873, 

1 March 1910. 8» pp. 489-494-|- iUus. 

Portraits that were received too late to be inserted in their proper order, and 
some additional notes regarding class members, are to be found in this pamphlet, 
copies of which may be procured from the class secretary. 

Tea-party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Chartered 26 
June 1895, organized 12 October 1895. Boston, American Bank Note Com- 
pany, 1910. 16° pp. 21, illus. 

The calendar of this year's meetings, otflcial lists, and committees, and a list 
of the members of the original Boston Tea Party are to be found in this booklet. 

Papers and addresses of the. Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, 

together with the constitution and by-laios, register of officers and mettibers and 

necrologies, forming Volume II of the Proceedings of the Society. 8° pp. 380. 

Of the addresses presented in this volume there are noted several on Indian 

fights and the Dutchman in Connecticut, also sketches of Gen. Robert Sedgwick, 

Jouathan Edwards, and Benjamin Franklin. Weapons used in colonial times 

and the game of wicket are also discussed, and there is an address on Colonial 

Literature by Prof. Barrett Wendell. 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the state nf New York-. Constitution and by- 
laics, officei's and members. New York City [Eagle Press, Brooklyn-New York], 
1910. 16° pp. 47. 

The contents of this annual booklet for the current year are adequately de- 
scribed by the title. 

Ohio Society of Xew York. Reports of proceedings of the ttcenty. fourth annual 
banquet and of the twenty-fourth annual meeting, couslitulion and by-laics. 

302 Booh Notices [JiJy 

oarers and memhers, 7910. New York, Kooms of the Society Waldorf- 
Astoria [1910]. pp. 138+, illus. 

In addition to the contents described in the title there are full accounts of &U 
the aft«r-diuner speeches given before the Society on 29 November 1909, and 10 
January 1910. The illustrations are portraits of officers of the Society. 

Somf desiderata in the science of Eugenics and a bibliography of Historiometnj, 
by Dr. Fredkrick Adams Woods. Reprinted from Vol. 6 of the American 
Breeders' Association. Bibliography of Historiometry reprinted from Science 
19 Not. 1909. 8» pp. 8. 

" The Inheritance of ability in American families has never been studied scien- 
tifically. Yet genealogies there are by the thousands, genealogical societies by 
the score, and plenty of biographical dictionaries and histories with the needed 
material." Considering the fact that Dr. Woods regrets that very little of what 
has been published on the subject of heredity is of real use to future investi- 
gators, it would seem that genealogical work has found a new sphere of useful- 
ness in furnishing material for this infantile science. 

American men of science and the question of heredity, [by] Frederick Adams 
Woods. [Reprinted from Science, N. S., Vol. XXX. No. 763, pages 205-210, 
13 Oct. 1909.] 4° pp. 6. 
This article continues the discussion of the relative importance of heredity 

and environment which has been carried on by Dr. Woods and Prof. Cattell in 

preceding numbers of Science, and shows that valuable deductions may be 

gleaned from genealogies and biographical dictionaries. 

The birthplaces of leading Americans and the question of heredity, [by] Prof. 

Frederick Adams Woods. [Reprinted from Science, N. S. Vol. XXX. No. 

757, pages 17-21, 2 July 1909.] 4<> pp. 4. 

Genealogies will soon be found to contain material that may be used in de- 
veloping the study of heredity scientifically. 

City boys versus country boys, [by] Frederick Adams Woods, M.D. [Be- 
printed from Science, N.S. Vol. XXIX. No. 745, pages 577-9, 9 April 1909.] 
8° pp. 4. 
This is a reply to a statement that the 29 per cent, of our population living on 

farms furnishes about 70 per cent, of the leaders In every phase of activity in 

this coimtry. Dr. Woods bases his reply on statistics obtained from " Who's 

Who in America." 

Manual for the use of the General Court, containing the rules of the two branches, 
prepared under section 10 of chapter 9 of the revised laics, by Hesbt D. 
Coolidge and James W. Kimbat.t,. Boston, Wright and Potter Printing Com- 
pany, State Printers, 18 Post Office Square, 1910. 16° pp. 666. 

Supplement to the Revised Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, containing 
General Laws enacted in the years 1902 to 1908, inclusive, an amendment to 
the Constitution of the Commomoealth, annotations, and a table of change in 
the revised laws and in the laws subsequent thereto. 1902-1908. Boston, 
Published by the Commonwealth. Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 
18 Post Office Square, 1910. 4° pp. 18-|-1686. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the year ended 30 June 1909. 
Volume II. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1910. 8° pp. 599-1373. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress and report of the Superintendent of the Library 
Building and Grounds' for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909. Washington, 
Government Printing Office, 1909. 8° pp. 220, Ulus. 

Proceedings, page ILx, 11th line from bottom. /or Committee rtad Commission 

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OCTOBER, 1910 


By Walter Faxon of Lexington, Mass. 

Edward Henry Whorf, a member of this Society since the 
year 1903, died in Boston on the fifteenth of March, 1910. He 
was the only child of Sylvanus Henry and Henrietta (Faxon) 
Whorf, and was bom at Winchester, Mass., on the sixth of May, 
1851. He wae a descendant, in the ninth generation, of John' 
Wafte or Whorf of Charlestown, Mass. (1645) ; later generations 
of his paternal ancestors were, I believe, seafaring people who had 
homes in Provincetown at the extremity of Cape Cod. Through 
his mother he was a descendant, in the ninth generation, of Thomas' 
Faxon who settled as a farmer in Braintree, Maas., before 1647. 

After the death of her husband, in 1858, Mrs. Henrietta Whorf 
resided chiefly in the village of Jamaica Plain, Mass., the home of 
her nearest kindred, and there her son received such education as 
was furnished by the suburban public schools of that period. On 
leaving the high school in 1867 he was employed as clerk and sales- 
man by Thomas E. Proctor, a leather merchant of Boston, remain- 
ing in his service until the year 1875, when he was appointed treas- 
urer's clerk of the then newly-built Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn 
Railroad. His connection with this railway lasted till 1882. Dur- 
ing this period he held in succession the offices of assistant treasurer, 
assistant superintendent, and (from 1877 to 1882) superintendent. 

Mr. Whorf was married at Boston on the twelfth of December, 
1877, to Eliza Frances Cutler. He then built himself a house on 
the heights of Revere, overlooking the sea, where he resided during 
the term of his connection with the Lynn railway. 

In 1882 he was called to superintend the building of the Tampico 
division of the Mexican Central Railway. He lived in Tampico 
irntU 1886, and in San Luis Potosi from 1886 to 1889, when he re- 
moved to the City of Mexico as assistant manager of the whole 
Mexican Central Railway system. From 1895 to 1898 he served as 
general manager of the Mexican Industrial Railways, City of Mexico. 

On the death of his maternal uncle Edwin Faxon, in 1898, Mr. 
Whorf returned to Boston, where he resided, in the Dorchester dis- 

VOL. LXIV. 22 

304 Edirard Henry Whorf [Oct, 

trict, concerned with matters pertaining to real estate and trust, up 
to the time of his fatal illness toward the end of February, 1910. 

It was during these later years in Boston that Mr. "Whorf found 
the time and means to indulge his ta^te for historical and genealogi- 
cal research. He brought together a valuable library composed of . 
books and pamphlets relating to Mexico and the rest of Spanish 
North America, ilany of these volumes he gave to the Cambridge 
Public Library during his lifetime, and he bequeathed the rest of 
them to the same library, together with money for keeping the col- 
lection up to date. He was active in furthering the work of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants. In the former he served on the Committee 
on Collection of Records and on the Library, and in the latter he 
held the office of historian general. 

He was of a cahn and even temper, and exceedingly kind to those 
■who had occasion to draw upon his stores of special knowledge. 
The only impatience he ever showed (and that was of a gentle sort) 
was called forth by cases of inexcusable superficiality and inacciu-acy 
in research. He himself belonged to the tenax propositi type of 
man. His persistence in his chosen lines of investigation was extra- 
ordinary, and yet his mind quickly kindled in response to the intellec- 
tual interests of his friends, who found in most cases, to their amaze- 
ment, that these transmitted interests were not superficial and tran- 
sitory with him, but deep and abiding. To those who were closely 
boimd to him by ties of friendship or of blood his loss is overwhelm- 
ing and irreparable. 

Mr. Whorf is survived by his widow, two sons, a daughter, a 
daughter-in-law, and a grandson. 

Mr. Charles T. McCotter of Boston, who was associated with 
Mr. Whorf in Mexico, has kindly furnished me with the subjoined 
accoimt of his career as a railway manager : 

"It was in 1880, through the telephone, that the writer became 
acquainted with Edward H. Whorf. The lines of the telephone 
company, to the north, ran along the right of way of the Boston, 
Eevere Beach and Lynn Raili-oad, with a testing station in the dis- 
patcher's office. One wire was devotetl to the service of the railroad, 
and Mr. TNTiorf was undoubtedly the tirst person to use the telephone 
in place of the telegraph to direct the movement of trains. It was 
in this service, as assistant to Mr. Whorf, that an official relationship 
began which lasted for ten years, during which time the writer was 
his immediate subordinate. 

"Mr. AVhorf's career as a railroad man began in April, 1875, as 
clerk to the treasurer of the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Rail- 
road, which was then imder construction, and which was opened for 
traffic on July 29, 1875. On November 1, 1876, he was appointed 
assistant superintendent, and on January 13, 1877, he became super- 

1910] Edicard Henry Wiorf 305 

intendent. He compiled tlie first book of rules and regulations for 
the railroad, and the systematizing of the service was his work. 

"Although the ' Narrow Gauge,' as it is familiarly called (never 
without a protest from Mr. AVhorf), is a short line, its operation is 
much more of a problem than that of some other railroads many 
tunes its length. At that time it had but a single track, limited 
rolling stock and motive power, and the successfid operation of the 
road was further complicated by its ferry service. The great crowds 
on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays were handled successfully only 
by attention to every detail, and Mr. Whorf was a master of detail. 
He believed that efficient railroad service coidd best be obtained by 
discipline like that of an army with an absolute head. This respon- 
sibility he was willing and able to assume, and it used to be said 
that everything on the railroad, including shovels and spikes, had a 
string attached to it which ran to the superintendent's office. 

"His successful management of the Boston, Revere Beach and 
Lvnn Railroad attracted the attention of the president of the Mexican 
Central Railway Company, and on June 22, 1882, Mr. Whorf re- 
signed his position to become superintendent of the Tampico division 
of the Mexican Central Railway. This division was about 275 miles 
in length, with 30 miles of a very rugged character. A great deal 
of money had been spent on its construction with very unsatisfactory 

" Tampico is situated on the Panuco River a few miles from the 
Gulf of Slexico. The first twenty mdes of the railroad lay through 
low swamp land with a rich soil, the upturning of which during the 
rainy season resulted in a great deal of sickness and many deaths. 
Labor was scarce, and the inhabitants of the higher altitudes could 
not be induced to come to the coast. Negroes from Jamaica were 
brought, but as a rule they were worthless as laborers. The result 
was that when Mr. Whorf took charge he found himself with a lot 
of tangled affairs which had its parallel in some degree in the early 
days of the Panama Canal construction. 

"There had been a great lack of system, and Mr. Whorf dis- 
covered that his first task was to inaugurate an adequate one. 
Everrtliing for the construction of the road had to be brought from 
Europe or the United States. A bar at the mouth of the river 
prevented vessels drawing over six feet from bringing in their cargoes. 
This necessitated the piu-chase of tugs and lighters. Steamers loaded 
%vith rails, di-awing too much water to pass the bar, were collecting 
charges for damages almost equal to then- freight charges. The 
vessels anchored in an open roadstead, and on the day the writer 
arrive<l in Tampico a sudden ' Norther ' had blown two lighters down 
the coast where they were wrecked with their cargoes. 

" Tiie company's outfit consisted of thousands of head of live stock, 
cart;, scrapers, ploughs, etc., employed in the construction of the 

306 Edward Henry ]n,orf [Oct. 

road. There could hardly have been a greater contrail than there was 
between the duties of ^Mr. Whorf" s former position and those of his 
present one. Thej brought him into contact at times with federal 
and state officisxls, men of the highest character : yet the next day 
he might be under the necessity of having intimate dealings with 
6ome man who would not hesitate to kill another for a hundred dol- 
lars if he thought it possible to escape detection. The company 
itself had in its employ many men who would hardly pass the re- 
quirements of a bonding company. Examples of this could be found 
in the company of guards employed by the railway company. All 
payments had to be made in silver which was brought by pack trains 
do«-n the mountains from the interior. To protect these money 
trains, which carried on some trips very large sums, it was neces- 
sary to have a company guard. A man was secured for captain 
whose courage and honesty were imdoubted, and he was allowed to 
pick his own men. He followed the principle which President Diaz 
is said to have followed in ridding the centre of the country of bandits 
and in forming his Rurales. He hired the desperadoes as members 
of the guard, and paid them to protect the company's money. For 
the company the idea was a success, as not a dollar was lost. On 
one occasion, however, when the captain was escorting the money 
train the lieutenant was left in charge of the storehouses, corrals, 
etc. Being found asleep at his post he was discharged. A few days 
afterwards the money train delivered $18,000 to a contractor ten 
miles above the end of track. That night a band of robbers, \vith 
the lieutenant at its head, robbed the camp. They were all arrested, 
but the money was never recovered. The heutenant served his term, 
and when the writer left Mexico was chief of pohce of one of the 
principal cities. 

" Mr. WhorFs experience with the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn 
Kaib-oad had been almost wholly in railroad operation, but in Mexico 
it included every phase of raikoad construction from preluninaiy 
survey to operation. The variety of the work was much to his lik- 
ino-. Weeks of office work would be followed by a month on horse- 
back, campmg at night in tents. There were strenuous days of 
mountain climbing during which he followed the prehminary surveys 
of the engineers. Without detracting from the credit due to the 
eno-ineers who laid out the line through the Tamasopo Caiion, it 
may be said that it was the work of many men, one replacing an- 
other, but almost from the first' survey until the last spike was driven 
the final decisions were made by Mr. "Whorf. Into all this out-of- 
door work he entered with zest. His horse was always in the lead, 
and in the climbs he was next to the guide. He took especial pleas- 
ure in exploring some of the Aztec mounds, and some of his ' finds ' 
are now deposited in the Peabody Museum at Cambridge, Mass. 
He made several horse-back trips in search of coal and oil through 
the parts of ^Mexico rarely visited. One party of railroad men in- 
cluded the late Henry B. Stone, general manager of the Chicago, 

i;'10] Edicard Henry Whorf 307 

Biirlington and Quincy Eailroad, who, after tlie trip, said tliat he 
wi'iikl not liave missed it for ten thousand dollars and would not 
make it again for one hundred thousand. 

" During liis first years in ^Mexico Mr. Whorf was in absolute 
control of the Tampico division, and reported directly to the Boston 
office. "When ^Ir. Edward Jackson became general manager of 
the main line ^Ir. Whorf was made assistant general manager of 
the whole Mexican Central Eailway system, 1700 miles in length, 
with headquarters in the City of Mexico, with the Tampico division 
still under his immediate supervision while in charge of the opera- 
tion of the whole system. Here his remarkable capacity for details 
was again demonstrated, and if the spikes and shovels did not have 
strings attached to them there was little of value on the entire sys- 
tem about which direct information coidd not be obtained from the 
files in his office. 

" While very exacting in his demands of service from his subor- 
dinates, he was a man of very even temper, and every employee was 
treated as an individual and not as part of a machine. In his en- 
deavors to get the best service from his men he tried some strange 
experiments. On one occasion he notified the conductors that the 
company was going to discontinue all spotter service and depend 
upon the conductors as a body to see that the members were honest 
in their dealings with the company. They were members of the 
Order of Eailway Conductors, and he thought they knew who were 
the dishonest ones. The Company was going to leave it to them as 
a body either to make the men honest or to oblige them to resign. 

" A friend from the interior called on Mr. AMiorf one day and 
was asked by him why he had not applied for a pass as usual. He 
replied that he had come very hurriedly and did not have the time even 
to buy a ticket, but had paid his fare on the train. The conduc- 
tors report did not show any cash fare, and when he was questioned 
he admitted that he had kept the money. He said that he had 
never done so before, and Mr. Whorf told him that he woidd give 
him another chance. Some time afterwards Mr. Whorf had reason 
to think that another f:ire had not been turned in. He sent again 
for the conductor, who again admitted that he had kept the money. 
He luuided in his keys, pimch and badge, but !Mr. Whorf handed 
them back to him and said : ' I think you can be honest if you try, 
and I am going to give you another chance, with the proviso that 
it' you are tempted to steal again do not wait for me to find it out — 
resign." In a short time the conductor came into the office and 
nirning in his company property, said, ' It's no use, I\Ir. Whorf, I 
ctm't do it.' It is hard to say what the moral is in this case, but 
Mr. Whorf' thought he had brought out the manly part of the 
individual. He firmly believed tiiat a man who had made a slip or 
mistake might be a ni'jre valuable man in the future because of it, 
ii' he was dealt with in the rit^it way. 

308 Edward Henry Whorf [Oct. 

""\Mien jNIt. AVhorf severed his connection with tlie ^lexican 
Central Railway, in IStU, he remained in Mexico for some tune, 
and his last raili-oad work was on the ]Mexican Industrial Railway, 
■which was promoted and built by him and ]Mr. S. W. Reynolds, 
the former president of the ^Mexican Central Railway Company, to 
which it was afterwards sold and of which it is now a pan. 

";Mr. Whorf was a man of great patience and persistency, with 
ideas of loyalty and fidelity to his employers that are not common. 
He followed them in the smallest matters. He thought no employee 
ought to call the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad the 'Xarrow 
Gauge,' as it unplied inferiority. One employe^? who. in a spirit of 
fun, made an elaborate pen and ink drawing, wi:h a skull and cros*- 
bones at the head, showing the death rate of the principal cities 
of the world with that of Tampico leading all the rest, nearly lost 
his position. Mr. "VMiorf told him that if he did not like the con- 
ditions he could leave, but it was disloyal to call attention to any- 
thing that made the company's task more difiiciilt. 

'' Opportunities for profitable investments in Mexico were fre- 
quent, but Mj. "Whorf dealt with these opportunities as he did with 
an offer from the proprietor of one of the large plantations on the 
line of the road. This man, who was an intimate friend, offered 
him the opportunity to invest a small sum of money in raising com, 
for which there was an active demand. 'Six. "Whorf replied that he 
had certain old fashioned ideas of which he conld not divest him- 
self, and one was that when a man received a salary for his services, 
if there was no proviso to the contrary, his employer was entitled 
to his whole time, and he ought not have an interest in anything 
that could in any way divide his attention. On another occasion, 
when a subordinate was made an offer to become a member of a 
contracting firm just finishing one contract with the company and 
about to take another, Mr. "Whorf notified him that if he became a 
member of the firm a new contract would not l:»e given to it. His 
reason was that the relations between him and his subordinate had 
been so intimate that the public might believe that he represented 
Jklr. "Whorfs interest. 

" Mr. Whorfs aversion to anything that might be interpreted as 
self-advertising was such that he paid no attenrion to repeated re- 
quests for data about his life for a "VVho's Who directory. He turn- 
ed over the request to the ^^Tite^ with instructions to limit himself to 
dates and facts, and to ' cut it short.' It was perhaps the same 
feeling that led him to speak but rarely of his ofcnal life in Mexico, 
and many of his intimate friends and relations have no idea of the 
importance of his work there. Among the builders of modem 
Mexico, however, his ability and worth are recog:iLzed and esteemed, 
and the influence of his character and example upon his subordi- 
nates will be reflected in the railroad eervice o: Mexico long after 
his name is forgotten," 

1910] Woods Family of Groton, Jlass. 


Bv Ernest Woods, A.M., of Boston 
[Concluded from jage 213] 

Capt. Henrt' Woods {Henry* hooc.^ Nathaniel.- Samuel''), born nt 
Groton 11 Dec. 1756, died near Sackett's Harbor. N. Y., 2 Sept. 
1813, in tht War of 1812. He .served in the Revolution, and was 
a captain in the War of 181-2 ; and lived some years at Eaton and 
Kottingham. N. H.. removing in 1806 to Belgrade, Me. 

He married at Bedford, Mass.. 3 May 1780. Alice Fitch, born