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Genealogical and Biographical 




VOLUME XLVI, 1 91 5 


226 West 58TH Street, New York. 

Publication Committee: 
JOHN R. TOTTEN, Financial Editor. 







Accessions to the Library, 99, 210, 318, 

A Check List of Biographical Direc- 
tories and General Catalogues 
of American Colleges, 51 

A Complete List of all the Brown- 
Stone and Slate Tombstone In- 
scriptions in the North End 
Burying Ground, Southampton, 
L. L, N. Y., 19 

Akerly, Mrs. Charlotte Manigault 
(Taylor), Obituary, 416 

Albertson Bible Records, 289 

Andrews - Andrus - Andross, Correc- 
tions and Additions, 188 

Authors, see Contributors 

Ay res- Ing ram-Cutt-Moulton-Foster- 
Fellows-Sherbume, Corrections 
and Additions, 82 

Banns of Matrimony Published in the 

Parish of Trinity Church, 167 
Batcheller, George Clinton, Biograph- 
ical Sketch, 321 
Biographical Sketches — 

Akerly, Mrs. Charlotte Manigault 
(Taylor), 416 

Batcheller, George Clinton, 321 

Brodhead, Lucas, loi 

Champlin, John Denison, 324 

Draper, Mrs. Anna Palmer, 193 

Fargo, James Congdell, 213 

Heam, George Arnold i 

Lea, James Henry, 86 

Winslow, General Edward Fran- 
cis, 217 
Book Reviews — 

Abiel Washburn and His De- 
scendants, 97 

A Genealogical History ' of the 
Ficklin Family in America, 96 

A Handbook History of the Town 
of York, Maine, 1023- 1914, 314 

A History of Muhlenberg County, 
Kentucky, 121 

A History of Old Kinderhook, 

A Little Book on Heraldry, 91 

A List of the Records of the Meet- 
ings Constituting the Yearly 
Meetings of the Society of 
Friends, 98 

Allied Ancestry of the Van Culem- 
borg Family of Culemborg, Hol- 
land, 422 

Book Reyiew9 {Ctmtinued) 

Alumni Bulletin of the University 
of Arkansas, 1876-1913, 208 

Alumni Directory of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, 111., 317 

Alumni Directory of the Univer- 
sity of Maine, 191 4, 317 

Alumni Record and General Cat- 
alogue, Syracuse (N. Y.) Uni- 

Alumni Register, Michigan Col- 
lege of Mmes, 419 

Alumni Register, State Univer- 
sity of Iowa, 208 

Alumni Register Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute, 1875- 191 4, 4iS 

American Authors' Ancestry, 420 

Ancestral Chart of William Lin- 
coln Palmer, American Lines 
Only, 207 

Andrews Genealogy, 205 

Andover, Mass., Tneological Sem- 
inary, General Catalogue, 1808- 
1908, 312 

Annals of the Leonard Family, 93 

Annals of Oxford, N. Y., 422 

Anniversary History of Lehigh 
Valley County, Pennsylvania, 

A Supplement to the Frost Gene- 
alogy, 97 

A Walloon Family in America, 202 

Bacon Genealogy, 309 

Baker Ancestry, 90 

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 
Bulletin Alumni Directory, 1854- 


Beloit College, Beloit, Wis., Reg- 
ister and Directory of Alumni, 
1851-1914, 209 

Bethany, Conn., Sketches and 
Records, 206 

Biographical and Historical Cata- 
logue of Washington and Jeffer- 
son College, 418 

Biographical Catalogue of Laf- 
ayette College, Easton, Mass., 
1832-1912, 312 

Blin Genealagy, 313 

Book of Old New York, 424 

Brace Lineage, 203 

Brett Genealogies, 310 

Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) Col- 
lege, Calender Register of Al- 
umnae and Former Students, 317 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Reviews (ConHnued) 

Bryant Family History, 309 

Bulletin of the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technol<»y, Register 
of Graduates, Marcn, 191 1, 317 

Bulletin of the Purdue University, 
Alumni Register, 1875-1911,418 

By-Gone Days in Ponsett-Had- 
dam, Middlesex County, Conn., 

Catalogue of Ottawa University 
(OtUwa, Kansas), I9i4-I9i5» 4i9 

Chisholm Genealogy, 1254-19 14, 

Chronicles of Erthig on the Dyke, 

Colgate University, Hamilton, N. 

yI, General CaUlogue, 1838- 

1910, 208 
Colonial Mansions of Maryland 

and Delaware, 93 
Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot 

War of 1637, 207 
Coxe and Connected Families, 

Cumberland Lay Subsidy, 416 
Days and Ways in Old Boston, 

Directory of Graduates University 

of Nebraska, 1873-1914. 418 
Dwelly's Parish Records, 421 
Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 

Bulletins, 317 
Early Northampton, Mass., 94 
Early Records of the Town of 

Providence, R. I., 421 
Edmond Hawes, of Yarmouth, 

Mass., 91 
Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania 

Biography, 98 
Erasmus Stevens, Boston, Mass., 

1674- 1690, 98 
Facts Relating to the History of 

Groton, Mass., 203 
Feet of Fines, Cumberland, 316 
Fox Family News, Vol. Ill, 203 
Franklin and Marshall College, 

Lancaster, Pa., Catalogue of 

Officers and Students, 1787-1903, 

From One Generation to Another, 

Fuller Genealogy, Vol. Ill, 204 
Genealogical Chart of 28 Gener- 
ations of a Branch of the Rice 

Family, 425 
Genealogical Frost Record, 1635- 

1906. 312 
Genealogy of the Cadle Family 

includmg English Descent, 422 
Genealogy of the Darby Family, 


Book Reviews (Continued) 

Genealogy of the Fishback Fam- 
ily in America, 204 

Genealogy of the Kollock Family 
of Sussex County, Delaware, 
1657-189A 422 

Genealogy of the Somersetshire 
Family of Meriet, 92 

Genealogy of the Van Pelt Family, 

General Catalogue and Necrolojey, 
Ripon College, 1851-1900, 418 

General Catalogue, Hobart Col- 
lege, Geneva, N. Y., ao8 

General Catalogue, McCormick 
Theological Seminary of the 
Presbyterian Church,^i7 

General Catalogue of Colby Col- 
lege, Waterville, Maine, 1820- 

General Catalogue of the Centre 
College of Kentuckv, 317 

General Catalogue ot the Mead- 
ville. Pa., Theological School 
1844-1910, 313 

General Catalogue of the Union 
Theological Seminary in the 
City of New York, 1836-1908,419 

General Catalogue of the Univer- 
sity of Michigan, 1837-1911, 418 

General Catalogue ot the Uni- 
versity of Rochester, N. Y., 1850- 


General Catalogue Rutgers Col- 
lege, 1766- 1009, 419 

General Catalogue, University of 
Vermont, 1 791 -1900, 419 

General Catalogue Wake Forest 
College, North Carolina, 1834-5- 

Graduates and Fellows of Johns 
Hopkins University, 187^1913, 

Great-Grandfather*s Clock, 205 

Gresham Family, 315 

Guide to the Borough of Maid- 
stone, £n£[land, 7x& 

Harris Family of Virginia, 161 1- 

IQM, 3>3 

Historical Catalogue of Brown 
University, 1764-1914, 206 

Historical Catalogue of the Mem- 
bers of the First Church of 
Christ, in New Haven, Conn., 94 

Historical Catalogue of the Stu- 
dents of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 
College and Kalamazoo Theo- 
logical Seminary, 1851-1902, 317 

Historical Rutland, 95 

Historical Sketches of the Town 
of Milford, Conn., 90 

Historic Homes of New England, 

Index of Subjects, 

Book Reviews {Continued) 

History and Genealogical Record 

of One Branch of the Stilwell 

Family, 91 
History and Genealogy of the 

Page Family, 204 
History and Reminiscences of 

Lower Wall Street and Vicinity, 

History of Carbon County, Penn- 
sylvania, 209 

History of Cheshire, Conn., 310 

History of De Kalb County, Tenn., 

History of Garland, Maine, 97 

History of Scranton, Pa., and Its 
People, 316 

History of the Barwick Family, 
1652-1907, 423 

History of the Class of 1868, Yale 
College, 1864-1914, 95 

History of the Descendants of J. 
Conrad Geil and his Son, Jacob, 
Geil, 209 

History of the First Baptist 
Church of Athol, Mass., 312 

History of the Ladds and the De- 
scendants of Mordica Ladd to 

History of the Oread Collegiate 
Institute of Worcester, Mass., 
1 849-1881, 207 

History of the Province of Penn- 
sylvania, 311 

History of the Town of Rocking- 
ham, Vermont, 98 

History of the Watson Family in 
America, 1 760-191 4, 208 

History of the Woodcock Family 
from 1692 to 1912, 92 

Holy Cross College, Worcester, 
Mass., Bulletins, 317 

Horace Ward Bailey, 312 

In Ancient Albemarle, 315 

Independence Day in 1797 in Oak- 
ham, Mass., Tjorj 

Indiana University Register of 
Graduates, 1830-1910, 208 

In Loving Memory of Henry D. 
Van Orden, 93 

In Memoriam of William Thorn- 
ton Parker, Jr., B. S.„ 204 309 

John Cary, the Plymouth Pilgrim, 

John French, Jr., of Taunton, 
Berkley, Middleboro and Oak- 
ham, Mass., 205 

John Hay, Author and Statesman, 

Johnson Genealogy, 423 

Book Reviews {Continued) 

Leland Stanford Junior University. 

Alumni Directory and Ten Year 

Book, 1891-1910,313 
Lewis Institute, Chicago, 111., Bul- 

letms, 1907-1913, 317 
Lieut.-Col. Moses Parker, 205 
List of Degrees Granted at Clark 

University and Clark College, 

Worcester, Mass., 209 
Louisiana State University, Baton 

Rogue, La., Alumni Bulletin, 

Lower Norfolk County and Nor- 
folk County (Virginia) Wills, 

1637-1710, 204 
Magna Charter Barons and Their 

Descendants. 316 
Major Abner Morse, Esq., 313 
Major Abraham Kirkpatrick and 

his Descendants, 423 
Major Thomas Savage of Boston 

and His Descendants, 205 
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, 

General Catalogue, 1835- 1901, 


Maternal Ancestry of Charles 
Whiting McNair, 06 

McGill University, Montreal, Can- 
ada. Directory of Graduates 
Corrected to July, 1913, 317 

Middlebury College in State of 
Vermont General Catalogue, 
1800-1900, 419 

Morrill Kindred in America, 90, 

Mount Holyoke College, General 
Catalogue, 1837-1911, 410 

Mount Union College (Alliance, 
Ohio) Alumni Catalogue, 1910, 

My Ancestors. A Memorial of 

John Paine and Mary Ann May, 

Nantucket, Mass., A History, 92 
Newton Genealogy, 419 
New York University (N. Y. City) 

Alumni Catalogue, 1833-1905, 

Northrup Genealogy, 1637-191 4, 

Notes on the Tuckerman Family 
of Massachusetts and Some Al- 
lied Families, 203 
Ogden-Preston Genealogy, 422 
Old Deep River, Town of Say- 
brook, Conn., 318 
Our Plymouth Forefathers, 203 
Owners and Occupants of the Lots, 
Houses and Shops in the Town 
of Providence, Rhode Island, in 
1798. 95 


Index of Subjects. 

Book Reviews (Continued) 

Partial Genealogy of the Sellers 
and Wampole Families of Penn- 
sylvania, 422 

Patterson Genealogy, 424 

Personal and Family History of 
Charles Hook and Margaret 
Monk Harris, 92 

Personal Reminiscences of James 
A. Scrymser, 423 

Pioneer Settlers of Grayson 
County, Virginia, 311 

Political History of the Session to 
the Beginning of the Civil War, 

Pomona College Alumni Regis- 
ter, 191 4» 419 

Pomona College Triennial Reg- 
ister, 191 X, 419 

Read Genealogies, 310 

Records of the Courts of Chester 
County, Pennsylvania, 168 1- 

Records of the Graduates, Acadia 
College, Acadia University, 
Wolfvllle, Nova Scotia, 1843- 
1908, 317 

Records of the Town of Jamaica, 
Long Island, N. Y., 165^1751, 97 

Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in Mon- 
roe County, Indiana, 208 

Simeon Church, of Chester, Conn., 
1708-1792, 93 

Society of Colonial Wars in the 
State of New York, I9i3-I4> 92 

Soldiers of Oakham, Mass., 94 

Some of the Descendants of Balt- 
haser and Susanna Philipina 
Loesch, 315 

Spencer Fullerton Baird, 314 

Spirit of Patriotism, 421 

State College of Washington, 
Pullman, Wash., Alumni Pocket 
Directory, 419 

Strange Family, 315 

Strang Genealogy, 208 

Stetson Kindred of America, 98 

Stiegel Glass, 318 

Supplement to the History of the 
County of Annapolis, Nova 
Scotia, 93 

Swarthmore College, Alumni His- 
torical Catalogue, 1873- 1902, 419 

Swarthmore College, Alumni 
Number, 1914, 419 

The Alumni Directory of the Uni- 
versity of Missouri, 1843-1942, 

The American Family of Rev. 
Obadiah Holmes, 423 

The Andrew Branning Farafily, 
Pioneers to the Territory of 
Florida, 423 

Book Reviews (Continued) 

The Ancestry of Katharine Choate 
Paul, 310 

The Book of the Duffs, 95 

The Centennial Celebration of the 
Foundation of the Universary 
of Maryland, 314 

The Clan Macfarlane, 420 

The Clan McNary of the U. S. A., 

The Colonial Society of Penn- 
sylvania, 312 

The Crawford Family of Oak- 
ham, Mass., 207 

The English Ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap, 97 

The Fobes Memorial Library, 
Oakham, Mass., 207 

The Googins Family in America, 

The Greenwood Genealogies, 

The Haviland Genealogy, 96 
The Heiligh and Harley Family, 


The History of Nevada, 206 

The History of New Ipswich, New 
Hamp^ire, I735-I9i4» 309 

The Hubbard Thompson Mem- 
orial, 96 

The Journal of the American Irish 
Historical Society, Vol. XIII, 95 

The McClure Family, 310 

The Memoir of Thomas Addis 
Emmet and Robert Emmet, 313 

The Ohio State University Bul- 
letin, 418 

The Paine Shepard Genealogy, 
1463-1913. 207 

The Patriotic Societies of the 
United States, 206 

The Pioneer Families of Cleve- 
land. Ohio, 1796-1840, 314 

The Royal Ancestry of George 
Leib Harrison of Philadelphia, 
Pa., 209 

The Sampson Family, 203 

The Sharps of Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, and Abstracts of 
Records in Great Briiain, 206 

The Simmons College Quarterly, 


The Society of Colonial Wars in 
the State of New Hampshire, 91 

The Story of Anthony Coombs 
and His Descendants, 90 

The Tyler Genealogy, 98 

The University of Arkansas, Cat- 
alogue, 191^-1916, 419 

The University of Wisconsin Al- 
umni Directory, 1840-1011, 418 

The Vandcrlip, Van Derlip, Van- 
der Lippe Family in America, 91 

Index of Subjects* 


Book Reviews (Continued) 

Tombstone. Inscriptions in the Old 

Presbyterian Burving Ground 

at Greenwich, N. J., 313 
Trustees, Faculty, Alumni and 

Students of Rutgers College, 

1766-1915, 419 
Tufts College Register of Alumni 

and Officers, 1^12, 419 
University of California, Berkeley, 

Cal., Directory of Graduates, 

1864-1910. 317 

Universitv of Kansas, Lawrence, 
Kan., Alumni, Catalogue, Feb- 
ruary, 1914, 317 

University of Minnesota, Direc- 
tory of Alumni, 419 

University of Oregon, General 
Register, 1873-1910, 418 

Various Ancestral Lines of James 
Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) 
Goodwin, 420 

Vital Records of Woodstock, 
Conn., 1686- 1 864, 206 

Westminster College Catalogue 
of Alumni and all Students 
Registered, 1 853-191 1, 418 

Williams College General Cata- 
logue of Alumni and Officers, 

Williams College General Cata- 
logue of Non-Graduates, 1797- 
1910, 418 

William Webb, 421 

Wills of the Family of Benn and 
Others, 316 

Winthrop Normal and Industrial 
College of 3outh Carolina, Reg- 
ister af Alumni, 1887-1911, 419 

Worcester Family Genealogv, 94 

191 3. A Leaf from the rast — 
Dietz — ^Then and Now, 421 
Bristol Notes, 63, 164 
Brodhead, Lucas, Biographical 

Sketch, loi 
Brown, Correction, 409 
Butterfield, Addition, 411 

Champlin, John Denison, Biographical 

Sketch, J24 
Church Records, see Records 
Citv Flaff and Seal Note, 200 
Colonel John Livingston of New Lon- 
don, Eldest Son of John Living- 
ston, First Lord ot Livingston 
Manor, N. Y^ 230 
Contributors — 

Bowmar, Aitcheson Alexander, 

Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, 169 
Bristol, Mrs. R. D., 411 
Bristol, Mrs. William H., 63 
Bristol, Theresa Hall, 160, 164 

Contributors (Continued) 
Burnham, Stewart H., 277 
Champlin, John Denison, 4 
Champlin, John Denison, Jr., 324 
Choate, Hon. Joseph H., 105 
Clevenger, William M., 189 
Cole, Eva Alice, 51 
Conover, J. Dey, i 
Depew, Hon. Chauncev M., 105 
Drownc, Henry Russell, 80 
Eastman, Charles R., 58 
Eno, Joel N., 219 
Fargo, William Congdell, 213 
Gage, Samuel Edson, 414 
Giddin£s, Franklin H., 192 
GoodelT, Mrs. Thomas D., 189 
Green, Franklin, 272 
Hanks, Frances, 130 
Hatfield, A., Jr., 69, 177. 292* 394 
Heely, Mrs. L. C, 85,414 
Hillman, E. Haviland, 416 
HoaR, Mr. Butler, 122 

{acobus, Donald Lines, 63, 164 
Celby, Robert H., 167, 279, 337 
Kimball, Sarah Louise, 155 
Livingston, E. B., 23d 
Mathews, Catharine T. R., 414 
Monnette, Orra Eugene, 387 
Morrison, George Austin, Jr., 269, 

Mott, Hopper Striker, 289, 321, 

Pearsall, Miss Nettie E., 412 
Pelletreau, William S., 10 
Roberts, Louisa Trumbull, 87 
Savary, A. W., 85 
Schermerhom, Richard, Jr., 9, 302, 

Sherman, Thomas T., 234, 403 
Scott, William Forse, 217 
Totten, John R^ 27, 89, 131, 202, 

245» 308, 353. 417 
Turner, Rev. C. H. B., 290 
Vosburgh, Royden Woodward, 

Willard Mountain Chapter, D. 

A. R., 122 
York, E. D., 85 

Comelis Query, 30^ 

Conections and Additions to Pub- 
lished Genealogical Works, 82, 
188, 301, 409 

Grossman, Additions and Corrections, 

Disbrow Query, 89 

Draper, Mrs. Anna Palmer, Obituary. 

Early Settlers of West Farms, West- 
chester County, N. V., 69, 177, 


Index of Subjects. 

Fargo, Tames Congdell, Biographical 

Sketch, 213 
Fogg Query, 89 
Forms of Bequest and Devise of Real 

Property, 100, 428 

Gay lord- Westcott, Correction, 189 
Genealogical Notes on a very Old New 
York Family and Some of its 
Branches, 343 
Genealogical Records — 

Albertson Bible Records, 298 

Bristol Notes, 63, 164 

Colonel John Livingston of New 
London, Conn., Eldest son of 
Robert Livingston, First Lord 
of Livingston Manor, N. Y^ 230 

Early Settlers of West Farms, 
69, I77» 292. 394 

Gravenraet, 200 

Genealoeical Notes on a very Old 
New York Family and Some of 
its Branches, ^3 

Green Family Notes, 272 

Richard Higgins of Plymouth and 
Eastham, Mass., and Piscata- 
way, N. J^ and Some of His 
Descendants, 387 

Some Early English Records Per- 
taining to the Eastman Family, 

Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 27, 

131, 245. 353 
The Vanderheyden Family, 9 
Throop Chapman, 155 
Gravenraet, 290 

Gravestone Inscriptions, see Inscrip- 
Green Family Notes, 272 

Hearn, George Arnold, Biographical 

Sketch, I 
Holmes - Andrus - Sterrv, Corrections 

and Additions, 188 

Illustrations, see also Portraits 

Church of St. Lawrence in Down- 
ton, England, 59 

Fac-simile Page of the Hamilton 
Bible Record, 161 

Friends' Meeting House, Easton, 
N. Y., 123 

The New Site of The New York 
Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, 170 

A Complete List of all of the 
Brown -Stone and Slate Tomb- 
stone Inscriptions in the North 
End Burying Ground, South- 
hampton, L. I., N. Y., 19 

Inscriptions (Continued) 

Inscriptions Gleaned from Stones 
in the Fort Ann, N. Y., Ceme- 
tery, 277 

Washington County Gravestone 
Inscriptions, 130 

Joralemon Query, 308 

Knickerbocker Note, 200 

Lawrance Query, 89 

Lea, James Henry, Obituary, 87 

Lear Query, 89 

Le Mercier Family, Additional Note, 

Lindsly-Allen, Addition, 412 

Lyndall-Tyndall— Churchill Gene- 
alogy, Correction, 85 

Millard, Correction, 189 
Mountford Query, 89 

New York Marriage Licenses, 279,337 
Nostrand-Bogert Query, 308 
Notes, 200, 417 

Notes on a History of Old Kinder- 
hook, 192 


Akerly, Mrs. Charlotte Manigault 
(Taylor), 416 

Draper, Mrs. Anna Palmer, 193 

Lea, James Henry, 86 
Oliver Query, 308 

Portraits — 

Batcheller, George Clinton, 321 
Brodhead, Lucas, loi 
Champlin, John Denison, 324 
Fargo, James Congdell, 213 
Hearn, George Arnold, i 
Higgins, Richard, 387 

Queries, 89, 201, 308, 417 

Records — 

A Check List of Biographical 
Directories and General Cata- 
logus of American Colleges, 51 

Albertson Bible Records, 289 

Banns of Matrimony Published 
in the Parish of Trinity Church, 

New York Marriage Licenses, 
279. 337 

Records Pertaining to the Hamil- 
ton, Dean and Botts Families, 

Revolutionary War Muster Roll, 

Revolutionary War Records, 330 

Index of Subjects, 

Records (Continued) 

Some Vital Records of Provi- 
dence, R. I., 80 
Vital Records of Christ's Church 
at Rye, Westchester County, 
N. Y^ 234, 403 
Washington County, N.Y., Quaker 
Records, 122 
Records Pertaining to the Hamilton, 

Dean and Botts Families, 160 
Revolutionary War Muster Roll, 269 
Revolutionary War Records, 330 
Richard Higgins of Plymouth and 
Eastham, Mass., and Piscata- 
way, N. J., and Some of His 
Descendants, 387 

Smith Query, 80 

Sneden-Tutts-Ware, Addition, 85 
Society Proceedings, 87, 194, 307 
Some Early English Records Per- 
taining to the Eastman Family, 

Some vital Records of Providence, 

R. I., 80 
Spalding-Andrus, Corrections and 

Additions, 188 
Special Notice, 193, 302, 416 
Storer Query, 89 

Tappan, Correction, 414 
Taylor Query, 89 

The Earliest "Bouweries" in Brook- 
lyn, and Their Owners, 219 

The New Site of the New York Gene- 
alogical and Biographical 
Society, 169 

The New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society's Department 
of Re 


Registration of Pedigrees, 

The Vanderheyden Family, 9 

The World War, 105 

Thacher- Thatcher Genealogy, 27, 131, 

Thompson and Brewster, 4 
Throop Chapman, 155 

Van der Grist- Van Dyck, Correction, 

Vanderheyden Family, Corrections 

and Additions, 301 
Vital Records of Christ's Church at 

Rye, Westshester County, N. Y., 

234. 403 

Washington County Gravestone In- 
scriptions, 130 

Washington County, N. Y., Quaker 
Records. 122 

Willett-De Witt-Willett, Corrections, 

Willett Query, 201 

Winslow, General Edward Francis, 
Biographical Sketch, 217 

Young Query, 417 

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iLLUSTRATioNS. PoflinU ui Ci^^oru*^ ,|mij|d lU'Aifi Frtmtispiwe 

Churclj oISl LttwrenctJ in DowjiUm, Eiiiilaot! . . h>cinK S9 

I, George Arnold Heah?<* By J. Dey Conover . . .1 

^, Thompson a?jd Brewstkk. By Jt>hn Denis«>n Champlin * ... 4 

3. The VandkkheydEn Famtly. Conmbtited by RictinrdSchermerharn, Jr. 

. (Conllfiued from VoL XLV, page 319) . > * * . . . 9 

4. A CoMPLETK List of all of the Bk own-Stone a^o Slate Tomb- 


HAMrro>% L. I., N. Y- Copied, verified and contributed by Wilbam S, 
PeUctre,iu . \ . , , . , Pg 

5. ThackeR'Tkatchek Genealogv. By John R. Touen. (Cotiimued 

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Vol. XLVI. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1915. No. i. 


By J. Dey Conover, 

Middletown, N. J. 

George Arnold Heam was born in New York City, Dec. 7, 1835, 
and died Dec. 2, 191 3. He was the son of James A. Hearn and 
Caroline Lancaster of Philadelphia. He married Laura Frances, 
daughter of Howell Hoppock of New York, Feb. 28, 1863. Their 
surviving children are Mary Hoppock, wife of Herbert Spencer 
Greims, Caroline Lancaster, wife of Clarkson Cowl, and Alice, 
wife of George E. Schanck. His son, Arthur Hoppock Hearn, 
died Dec. 25, 1910. A daughter, Laura Frances, born Jan. 6, 1871, 
died Jan. 15, 1875, and his daughter Grace Arnold, wife of George 
B. Wheeler, born Aug. 27, 1875, died Nov. 30, 1899. 

Mr. Hearn was a direct descendant of the ancient and knightly 
house of Heron of Ford Castle in the County of Northumberland, 

The names of Heroun and Hern are in the "Battle Abbey 
Roll" of such noblemen and gentlemen of marque as came into 
England with the Duke of Normandy, A. D. 1060. 

Jordan De Hayrun — Herun or Heyrun, — held a barony in 
Northumberland, 13th of King John, by the service of one 
knight's fee, married the daughter of Odonellus de Ford, Lord 
of Ford, and died in the time of Henry the Third. He had one 
son, William de Heyrun, Baron, who also had a son, William, 
Knight Baron of Hadeston and Sheriff of that County, Governor 
of Bambergh, Scarboro and Pickering Castles, who married Maria, 
daughter of Odonel de Ford, Lord of Ford. Died 1256. 

His son, William de Heyrun, Baron of Badeston, married 
Christiana, daughter of Roger de Notten. Died at Newcastle on 
Tyne, 1297. 

His son, Roger Heyrun, Governor of Bambergh and Sunstan- 
berg Castles in the time of Edward the Second, by his wife 
Isabella, had one son. Sir William Heron, Knight Lord of Heron 

2 George Arnold Heam, [Jan. 

Ford and Bokinfield in the time of Edward the Third. His son, 
John Heron of Crowley was living in the middle of the fourteenth 
century. He by his wife Abicia had a son, Sir John Heron, 
Knight, Master of the Jewel House in the time of Henry the 
Fourth. He by his second wife, Johanna, had a son and heir, 
John Heron, citizen of London, who died in 15 14, leaving a son 
Thomas Heron of Schackelwell. He married Cecily, daughter 
of Bartholomew Ledell, who died in 15 18 holding the estate 

Their son, Thomas Heron, married Elizabeth, daughter and 
co-heir of William Bond, and died Oct. 2, 1544. 

Their son, Sir Nicholas Heron, married Maria Poole. Was 
knighted in 1565, died 1568, and buried in Croydon Church. 
His son. Captain Poynings Heron, died in 1595. 

His son. Rev. John Heron, B.D. (or Hearn), was born 1578. 
Was Rector of Chale, Isle of Wight; died in 1648. 

His son. Rev. Mathew Hearn, D.D., Rector of Chale, Isle of 
Wight, had three sons and a daughter of whom Thomas Hearn, 
ancestor of George A. Hearn, was born April 6, 1685, and died 
Oct. 23, 1752. He and his wife Anne had six children of whom 
William Hearn ^ancestor of George A. Hearn) married Grace, 
daughter of William JoUiffe of Heasley, about 1733, died about 
1792, and was buried at Arreton. They had 16 children. Their 
son, George Arnold Hearn, born Jan. 30, 1778, married Sept. 19, 
1803, Mary, daughter of Richard Arnold of Shalfleet, who was 
born July 20, 1783, and died at New York, Nov. 16, 1851. The 
said George Arnold Hearn left England May 20, 1821, on the ship 
Nepos^ commanded by Captain Collins, arrived in America July 20, 
1821, settled in Montgomery County, N. W. Pa., became a citizen 
of the United States Jan. 31, 1834, removed to New York City 
1834, and died there June 6, 1851. 

His son, James A. Hearn, was born Nov. 5, 18 10, and on 
Feb. 22, 1835, married Caroline Lancaster, daughter of Moses 
Lancaster of Philadelphia, who died Oct. 13, 1864. The said 
James Arnold Hearn died Jan. 3, 1886, in New York. They had 
six children of whom George Arnold Hearn, the subject of this 
memorial was the eldest. 

In i860, Mr. Hearn began his business career with his father 
in the old firm established in 1827 under the name of Arnold & 
Hearn on Canal Street. The name was then changed to James A. 
Hearn & Son and the place of business was No. 775 Broadway. 
In 1879 the firm moved to its present location on West Fourteenth 
Street, where it has long been known and recognized as one of 
the most successful retail dry goods houses in the world. 

Mr. Hearn's business methods were simple, direct and easily 
understood, the fundamental principle being to so conduct the 
business as to constantly give the greatest value to those dealing 
there. Though at the zenith of his financial strength, during the 
period when vast speculative fortunes were being made rapidly 

IQIS'] George Arnold Heam, 3 

in this country, he never permitted his interest to be diverted 
from the great store which was so largely the result of his own 
effort and which remains a monument to his success. 

As a merchant, Mr. Hearn firmly believed in training and 
developing his own employees. His buyers and those who carried 
high responsibilities or the firm were all raised from the ranks 
and had begun in minor positions. He was a keen judge of 
human nature, was quick to recognize merit, and never forgot 
those who showed aptitude in advancing the interests of the 

Perhaps one of the traits most marked in Mr. Hearn, was his 
love and pride in the city of his birth, New York. He was always 
ready to see that no civic cause suffered for lack of counsel or for 
financial support and gave freely both of money and time to 
further municipal improvements. While always quick to respond, 
and most generous in activities to aid suffering communities else- 
where in the United States, as at the time of the Johnstown Flood, 
the Charleston and San Francisco Earthquakes, and the Galveston 
Fire, he was still more keen to realize the necessities of this 
City, and to further patriotic celebrations and all endeavors that 
tended to add distinction and renown to the name of New York. 

Mr. Hearn was an earnest member of the Municipal Art Com- 
mission, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society, Council of the University 
of the City of New York, a member of the Merchants, Lotos, 
Salmagundi and Aldine Clubs, a trustee of the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art and a patron of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts 
and Sciences, as well as President of the Seamen's Christian 

Mr. Hearn was a genuine lover of art and was known as a 
discriminating judge of paintings, ivories and porcelains. His 
liberal patronage firmly established him as the greatest benefactor 
of American artists. His interest in the Metropolitan Museum of 
Art was heartfelt and untiring. His gift of paintings, a wonder- 
ful and harmonious galaxy of pictures, is treasured by the Museum 
as a separate and choice collection. The fund he gave for the 
yearly purchase of works by American artists was an inestimable 
boon to the painters of this country. 

He was a man of high ideals and charming personality and 
his character expressed itself in many acts of public and private 
benevolence. Volumes could be written of his deeds of love and 

Mr. Hearn was an active, eflficient, successful and patriotic 
citizen and generations to come will share the benefits of his 
worthy achievements. 

Thompson and Brewster, [Jan. 


By John Dbnison Champlin, New York City. 

Richard Wheeler, in his History of Stonington (1900), in an 
attempt to explain the ancestry of William Thompson, who died 
in that town, June 15, 1705, says: 

''From reliable information we learn that one of the many 
John Thompsons who were among the early planters of New 
England married Hannah Brewster, daughter ot Jonathan Brew- 
ster, and granddaughter of Elder William Brewster of the May- 
flower, She married 2nd, Samuel Starr, Dec. 15, 1664." 

The "reliable information" which led Mr. Wheeler into this 
error was probably derived from Benjamin F. Thompson's History 
of Long Island {\%^l), Mr. Thompson says that when the wife of 
the Rev. William Thompson of Braintree died in 1643, during 
his absence in Virginia, and his children were scattered, ** John, 
probably the eldest son, was placed in the Brewster family; 
Jonathan, supposed to have been the second son, resided with his 
uncle James at Woburn, and was the great-great-grandfather of the 
distinguished philosopher. Sir Benjamin Thomson, better known 
as Count Rumford. . . . John Thomson, son of William, came 
to Long Island in 1656, and settled at Setauket. . . . His 
wife was Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Brewster, a son of Elder 
William Brewster of Plymouth, . . . and sister of the Rev. 
Nathaniel Brewster, afterwards minister of Setauket. . . . He 
died Oct. 14, 1688, leaving three sons, William, Anthony and 
Samuel. . . . William, the eldest son, married Ruth Avery of 
Stonington, where he finally settled and had a family of sixteen 
sons and four daughters.*' 

This account is virtually accepted by Frederick Diodati 
Thompson who contributed articles on the Family of Thompson to 
the f}ew York Genealogical and Biographical Record (vols, xxii, 
xxvii), but who judiciously omits the twenty children. He clings 
however to the legend that "John Thompson married Hannah, 
daughter of Jonathan Brewster, and sister of the Rev. Nathaniel 
Brewster, who graduated at Harvard in 1642." 

It is extremely doubtful if more errors have ever illuminated 
any page of 'history,' at least since the days of Baron Munch- 
hausen's Narrative^ than are strung together in the above excerpt 
from Mr. Thompson's History of Long Island, What is even more 
remarkable is that the statements should have gone so long 
unchallenged, for nearly three-fourths of a century have passed 
since their publication. That they should have been accepted 
without Question by expert genealogists like Mr. Wheeler and 
presumably Mr. Thompson is an inexplicable marvel. 

1915*1 Thompson and Brewster, q 

A little investigation by these gentlemen would have brought 
to light the following facts: 

1. That the Rev. William Thomson of Braintree had no son 
John and no son Jonathan. 

2. That Jonathan, the great-great-grandfather of Count Rum- 
ford was the son of James Thomson of Woburn. 

3. That there is no evidence that the Rev. William of Brain- 
tree and James of Woburn were brothers. 

4. That Jonathan Brewster, son of Elder William, had no son 

5. That Jonathan Brewster's daughter Hannah married Dec. 
23 (not 15), 1664, Samuel Starr of New London, who was her first 
and only husband, not her second. Miss Calkins, in her History 
of New London^ says Hannah Brewster was ** thirty-five years old 
in 1680." She was born therefore in 1645 ^^^ was only nineteen 
years old in 1664, when she married Starr. 

6. That the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster was probably the son of 
Francis Brewster of London, who came to New Haven in 1638 
with the party of Eaton and Davenport. 

7. If the wife of John Thompson, who settled in Long Island, 
were a sister of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, she was probably a 
daughter of this same Francis. 

8. That William Thompson of Stonington, called "John 
Thompson's eldest son," did not marry Ruth Avery, but Bridget, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Denison) Cheseborough of 

9. That the fruits of this union of Dec. 7, 1692, were five and 
not "twenty" responsibilities. 

With these few exceptions, Mr. Thompson's account of his 
family may be accepted as substantially correct. 

Setting aside for the present the question of John Thompson, 
it is most remarkable that the identity of so prominent a clergy- 
man as the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster should still be an unsettled 
question. The compiler of the Brewster Genealogy, published in 
1908, says: "The problem upon which numerous genealogists 
have been working for many years concerning the parentage of 
Rev. Nathaniel Brewster of Brookhaven, L. I., has not been 

Yet Mr. Savage, whose Genealogical Dictionary was published a 
half century ago, says that he was probably the son of Francis 
Brewster of New Haven, between whom and Elder William 
Brewster no kinship has yet been traced, though Mr. William A. 
Beers, author of a memoir of Roger Ludlow, quoted by Stiles in 
his History of Ancient Windsor, calls Francis, without authority, a 
"nephew of Elder William Brewster." Sibley, in his Harvard 
Graduates (1873), accepts Mr. Savage's suggestion that Nathaniel 
was the son of Francis, who is credited in 1640 with a wife Lucy 
and a family numbering in all nine heads. In 1646 Francis Brew- 
ster was one of the passengers on the ill-fated ship built in New 
Haven and sent out in command of Captain Lamberton, the loss 


6 Thompson and Brewster, [Jan. 

which at sea is said to have been disclosed to the anxious inhabi- 
tants through the apparition of the phantom ship. Mrs. Lucy 
Brewster, his widow, married 2nd Dr. Thomas Pell and died in 

Nathaniel Brewster was a member of the first class graduated 
at Harvard in 1642, his classmates being Benjamin Woodbridge, 
George Downing, John Bulkeley, William Hubbard, Samuel 
Bellingham, John Wilson, Henry Saltonstall and Tobias Barnard. 
He married, according to Mr. Savage, Sarah Ludlow, daughter of 
Roger Ludlow, Deputy Governor of Massachusetts in 1637 ^^^ 
Chief of the Commission sent in 1639 ^^ govern Connecticut, but 
when or where this union took place is not recorded. 

The life of Mr. Ludlow, after he left Connecticut, is involved 
in some obscurity. Mr. Savage says that after serving as a Com- 
missioner of Connecticut in the convention of the United Colonies 
of New England in 1651-53, he "went off next year to Virginia 
in some disgust and passed there the rest of his days." But the 
researches of Mr. Waters, published originally in 1886 {N, E, Gen, 
Reg,y xl, 300), show conclusively that Ludlow, even if he visited 
Virginia, where his brother George lived, returned almost im- 
mediately to England. George Ludlow of Co. York, Virginia, in 
his will, made Sept. 8, 1655, makes a bequest to his brother 
Roger Ludlow, and in a codicil of Oct. 23, the same year, be- 
queaths a part of his estate, in a certain contingency, to ** my 
nephew Jonathan Ludlow, the eldest son to my brother Roger, 
who lives in Ireland at Dublin," and a residuary remainder to 
Roger's other children. In 1656, Aug. I, letters of administration 
were granted to "Roger Ludflow, Esq., the father and curator 
lawfully assigned to Jonathan, Joseph, Roger, Ann, Mary and 
Sarah Ludlow, minors . . . during the minority of the said 
minors." This gives us for the first time the names and an 
approximation to the ages of Roger Ludlow's children. 

Hubbard, in his History of New England^ says that Roger 
Ludlow was a brother-in-law of John Endicott. The will of 
Philobert Cogan of Chard, Co. Somerset, gentleman, of Feb. 10, 
1640, proved April 12, 1641, mentions daughters ** Mary Ludloe 
and Elizabeth fendicott." This gives us probably the names of 
the wife of Roger Ludlow and of the last wife of Gov. Endicott. 
In the Visitation of Somerset, under date of 1623, we learn that 
Mary, daughter of Philobert Cogan and of Ann, daughter of 
Thomas Marshall, was nineteen years old in that year. She was 
born therefore in 1604, and was fourteen years younger than her 
husband Roger Ludlow, who was baptized in 1590. When she 
married Ludlow is unknown, but it was probably before 1630, 
when Ludlow accompanied Winthrop to New England. 

We are almost equally ignorant of the movements of Nathaniel 
Brewster after his graduation at Harvard, nor do we know when 
or why he went to England, though it was probably after the loss 
of his father. The earliest note we find of him is in 1649, when 
Thomas Pell of New Haven, chirurgeon, constituted Nathaniel 

19' 5'] Thompson and Brewster, 7 

Brewster of Walberswick, Co. Suffolk, his attorney. This is 

Eretty good evidence of Nathaniel's connection with the New 
[aven family, for Thomas Pell was his stepfather through mar- 
riage with the widow of Francis Brewster. Brewster must have 
removed soon after to Norfolk, where he preached at several 
places. A church was formed at Alby in that county in 165 1 
and Brewster seems to have had some connection with it from 
the first, but he did not settle there until 1653. In 1654 an order 
of council directed that an augmentation of j^36, which had been 
granted for the better maintenance of Nathaniel Brewster, late 
minister of Nettisheard and Irsted, Norfolk, be paid to John 
Leverington from the time of Brewster's leaving it. 

Mr. Brewster seems to have been persona grata to the Lord 
Protector Cromwell and to have been employed by him in affairs 
of State. In 1655 ^^ was sent to Ireland with the Protector's son 
Henry Cromwell, who went with a commission as Major-General 
to command the forces there. Oliver, writing to the Lord Fleet- 
wood, Lord Deputy of Ireland, under date of "Whitehall, 22d 
June, 1655," says of Brewster: 

"Use this Bearer, Mr. Brewster, kindly. Let him be near you: 
indeed he is a very able holy man; trust me you will find him so." 
Carlyle, commenting on this letter, in Oliver CromweWs Letters and 
Speeches^ says: "Of Mr. Brewster and the other reverend persons. 
Spiritual Fathers, held in such regard by the Lord Protector as is 
due to Spiritual Fatherhood, and pious nobleness of Intellect under 
whatever guise, I can say nothing: they are Spiritual Great- 
grandfather's of ours, and we have had to forget them! Some 
slight notices of Brewster, who I think was a Norfolk man; . . . 
are in the Milton State Papers: they prove the fervent zeal, faith 
and fearlessness of these worthies." 

The Milton State Papers referred to are letters and papers 
addressed to Oliver Cromwell between 1649 ^^^ 1658, found 
among the political collections of John Milton, including several 
concerning the churches in Norfolk. Among them is a document 
in regard to the parsonages of Alby and Twaite, presided over by 
Mr. Nathaniel Brewster, who, having constantly preached in both 
places, cannot raise above j^50 per annum out of both. "So as 
the said Mr. Brewster, a great family, and much employed in the 
country by preaching freely, when there is need, is reduced to 
vety great straits, and not like to continue in his function without 
assistance from the State." 

It was probably in consequence of this report that he was sent 
to Ireland by Cromwell. Mr. Brewster was in Ireland somewhat 
more than a year, though apparently not continuously, as there is 
mention of him at Alby meanwhile. He received, it is said, the 
degree of B. D. from the University of Dublin, but his name does 
not appear in the catalogue of graduates. He was a widower at 
the time if he married, as is said, the daughter of Roger Ludlow. 
His first wife is said to have been Abigail Reynes, daughter of 
John Reynes of Edgefield, Co. Norfolk, who must have been the 

8 Thompson and Brewster, [Jan. 

mother of his "great family" mentioned above. Mr. Brewster 
was much older than Sarah Ludlow. If the statement of his 
grandson to President John Adams be correct, that he was ninety- 
five years old at the time of his decease in 1690, he was born in 
1595. But this is scarcely probable, as he would have been 
forty-seven at his graduation at Harvard and sixty at the time of 
his marriage to Miss Ludlow, then a minor. But if, as is usually 
stated, he was seventy years old at his decease, Dec. 18, 1690, he 
was born in 1620, and was therefore thirty-six years old at the 
time of his visit to Ireland. As Jonathan, the eldest of Roger 
Ludlow's children, was then a minor, he could not have been 
more than twenty, and Sarah, if the youngest, not more than 
twelve years old. Of course it is possible that the six children 
are not mentioned in the order of their birth, but even if Sarah 
were next to Jonathan she could scarcely have been more than 
half the age of the Rev. Nathaniel. If she were "eminently 
distinguished for her genius and literary acquirements," as we are 
told, she must have gained them through her connection with the 
learned graduate of Harvard. 

Mr. Brewster probably resumed his ministrations at Alby and 
Twaite on his return to England, but after the Restoration he 
came back to New England and preached in the First Church of 
Boston several months from October, 1663. In 1665 he went to 
Brookhaven, Long Island, where his sister had settled, and in the 
autumn of that year accepted a call as the first minister of the 
church there. He was incapacitated from ministerial duties 
several months before his death. 

Having thus elicited all that is probably obtainable concerning 
the life of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, let us return to John Thomp- 
son of Long Island, who is said to have married Mr. Brewster's 
sister Hannah. But first let us glance a moment psychologically 
at the Brewster-Thompson problem, to discover, if we can, what 
actuated the mind of Mr. Thompson, the Long Island historian, 
and caused him to fall into the genealogic pit which has since 
swallowed up so many others. It w^as undoubtedly the tradition, 
if it were a tradition, of the Brewster connection, which led him 
to look to Massachusetts at once for both the Brewster and the 
Thompson originals. We must remember that Mr. Thompson 
wrote before genealogy had assumed the proportions of a science, 
before the New England Historic Genealogical Society was born, 
and long before Mr. Savage had made his exhaustive investi- 
gations. The descendants of Elder William Brewster then held 
the stage alone and few genealogists knew of the existence of a 
second family of the same patronymic at New Haven. 

If Mr. Thompson had known of the New Haven Brewsters, his 
attention would probably have been called to the same locality 
for the antecedents of the Long Island Thompsons instead of 
making them a hypothetical branch of a family whose records 
show no such connection. It is by no means my intention to 
trace the ancestry of John Thompson, the early settler of Brook- 

19 1 5'] The Vanderheyden Family, q 

haven, but merely to suggest that his line of descent points 
logically in the same direction with that of Mr. Brewster. 

Several Thompsons were coadjutors of Eaton and Davenport 
in the settlement of New Haven, among them John, William 
and Anthony, reported to have come from Lenham, Co. Kent, 
though this is disputed {Gen. Reg,, Ixvi, 198). John, of Brook- 
haven in 1656, is said to have had sons William, Anthony and 
Samuel, which, if there is anything in similarity of nomenclature, 
would seem to point the road to New Haven. With him too 
is probably bound up the question of the ancestry of William 
Thompson of Stonington, and possibly of Isaac Thompson, a 
prominent citizen of Westerly, R. I., who died in 1738, leaving a 
numerous posterity. 


Milton, State Papers Addressed to Oliver Cromwell^ Nickolls, 1743; 
Carlyle, Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, 1845; Thompson, History 
of Long Island, 1843; Savage, Gen, Die, of New England, 1864; Sibley, Har- 
vard Graduates, 1873; Stiles, Ancient Windsor, 1892; Wheeler, History of 
Stonington, 1900; Jones, Brewster Genealogy, 1908; New Eng, Genealogical 
Register, vols, xl, 300; xli,65; xlii, 181-4; xliii,309; li, 72; Ivii, 197, 



(Continued from VoL XLV, p. 319 of Ths Rrcord.) 

14. Dirk,* son of (8) Jochem* Vanderheyden and Anna Keteluyn; 
bp. Oct. 24, 1725, m Albany; m. Feb. 28, 1754, in Albany, Mar- 
garita Kittle of Schachticoke, dau. of Daniel Kittle (Keteluyn) 
and Deborah Viele. Children, bp. in Albany : 

Annatie,* bp. Sept. 8, 1754; m. Johannes Isaacse Traex- 
Joachim, bp. April 23, 1756; m. Feb. 7, 1779, in Albanyi 

Elizabeth Smith. Child: Elizabeth, m. Dec. 13, 1800, 

in Schenectady, John Tyce. 

23 David, bp. Feb. 26, 1758; m. (i) Emmetje Van Vorst; 

m. (2) Gitty Thalimer. 

24 Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1760; m. Maria Van Antwerpen. 
Eva, b. March 3, 1762; m. prob. Henry Schafer. 
Jacob, b. May 17, 1765. 

15. Abraham,* son of (8) Jochem* Vanderheyden and Bata Clute; 
bp. Oct. 28, 1744, in Schenectady; m. Ann (Annatje) Boorhais 
(Borres, Borris). Children: 

Anny,* b. Dec. 13, 1770; bp. in Albany. 
^ bchim, bp. March 3, 1771, in Albany. 
! Jaatje, bp. April 5, 1777, in Schachticoke. 
^ ames, bp. Oct. 16, 1778, in Schachticoke. 
Rachel, bp. Dec. 13, 1779, in Schachticoke. 

lO The Vanderheyden Family. [Jan. 

Mattis, bp. March 28, 1781, in Schachticoke. 

Gerrit, bp. April 23, 1783, in Schachticoke; d. May 13, 

1850; m. Harriet M. . 

Abraham, b. Oct. 16, 1786; bp. in Centre Brunswick. 
Johannetya, b. March 14, 1789; bp. in Centre Bruns- 
The census of 1790 lists the family of Abraham Vanderheyden 
as follows: 3 males over 16 (inc. father) — 3 males under 16 — 6 
females (inc. mother). 

16. Jacob D./ Middle Patroon, son of (10) Derick* Vanderhey- 
den and Elizabeth Wendel; b. Oct. 28, 1758; bp. in Albany; d. 
Sept. 4, 1809; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. (1) Jane Yates; b. May 
II, 1764; d. Sept. II, 1793; dau. of Adam and Anna G.*Yates; 
m. (2) Nov. 22, 1794, in Troy, Mary Owen; b. July i, 1767; d. Feb. 
20, 1809; dau. of Joshua Owen. Children by ist m.: 

25 Derick Yates,* b. Dec. 25, 1781; m. Julia Y. Bacon. 
Catharine, b. July 10, 1783; bp. in Schachticoke; d. 
April 7, 1822; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. Jacob L. 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 12, 1784; d. July 2, 181 2; m. Feb. 14, 

1805, in Troy, Derick L. Lansing. 
John Grerritsen, b. Nov. 5, 1786; d. Jan. 5, 1829; m. 
about 1812, in Lansingburgh, Sally Gaston. 
Children by 2nd m.: 

Jane, b. Oct. 14, 1796; bp. in Troy; d. y. 
ane, b. Oct. 28, 1798; bp. in Troy; d. Aug. 12, 1813; 
bur. in Oakwood Cem. 
Samuel, b. May 26, 1801; d. Nov. 27, 1823; bur. in Oak- 
wood Cem.; m. Eliza A. . Child: Samuel D., 

b. 1824. 
Jacob D. Edward, b. April 10, 1804; bp. in Troy; d. 
Dec. 25, 1839, in London, Eng.; m. Catharine Gaston. 
Sarah Ann Maria, b. April i, 1806; bp. in Troy; d. 
Oct. 8, 1831; m. John H. Bayeux. He d. June 25, 
1833, aged 27. 
Blandina, b. Tan. 12, 1809; Troy; d. Sept. 14, 1838; 
bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. Walter R. Morris. Child: 
Lewis R., b. 1837. 

Henry, b. ; d. May 31, 1831, in Brunswick, N. Y.; 

m. Aug. II, 1828, in Wynantskill, Anna Lappaeus. 
Jacob D. Vanderheyden was the Middle Patroon of Troy, N. Y,, 
though commonly known as the "Patroon," owing to the fact 
that the portion of the estate inherited bv him developed into 
that part which was the most thickly settled district of Troy in 
the early days. He was in possession of the property as early as 
1786, the northern boundary of which was marked by a line 
passine eastward from the Hudson, through Grand Division St. 
(now Grand St.), Troy, and the southern boundary of which was 
Division St. This property was surveyed and laid out in 1787, in 
streets and lots, by Plores Bancker, and the name '•Vander- 
heyden" given to the territory. In 1789 the name of the entire 

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district owned by the Vanderheydens was changed to "Troy," 
in spite of opposition to this on the part of the Patroons. The 
town of Troy, however was not actually partitioned from Rens- 
selaer County until March 18, 1791, the latter county having been 
separated from Albany County earlier in the same year. 

The census of 1790 lists the family of Jacob D. Vanderheyden 
as follows: residence, Rensselaerwyck — i male over 16 (father) — 
4 males under 16 — 3 females (inc. mother) — 4 slaves. He was one 
of the first justices of the peace of Rensselaer Co. in 1792, served 
also in 1793-4, and was Asst. Court Justice in 1793 and 1794. In 
1792 he gave three lots for the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 
atthetimeofitsestablishment, andon June i, 1795, conveyed to the 
Church Trustees, 16 lots. He was one of the three Commissioners 
appointed to superintend the building of a Court House and Jail 
for Troy, and on May 22, 1793, conveyed to the Supervisors of 
Rensselaer County, four lots for the site of these buildings. On 
March 25, 1794, Jacob Vanderheyden and three others were 
appointed Trustees of the town of Troy. On May 10, 1795, he 
conveyed three lots south of Congress St., between Second St. 
and an alley, for a public square and for a school house, and two 
others for a public shipyard and burial ground, respectively. 
In addition to conveying four lots for the Court House and Jail, 
he subscribed, on Jan. 14, 1793, 300 pounds toward the cost of 
erecting the buildings. He was one of the orMnizers of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Troy and the first Elder of the church. 
A stained glass window was subsequently erected in the church in 
memory of Jacob D. Vanderheyden and the Vanderheyden family. 

The orififinal mansion of Jacob D. Vanderheyden stood on the 
east side of the River Road (now River St.), Troy, where now is 
the New York State Armory at the foot of Ferry St. It was 
opposite the ferry which for many years had been a source of 
income to the family. The first three of his eight children were 
bom there. In 1803, he conveyed this old homestead to his son 
Derick Y. In 1794 he built a new house near the southwest 
corner of Grand Division and 8th Streets and resided there until 
his death in 1809. His son, John G., subsequently lived there for 
a number of years. From 1834 to 1841 it was occupied by the 
Rensselaer Institute and was burned May 10, 1862. John G. 
Vanderheyden continued the operation of the Vanderheyden 
Ferry after his father's death and was still the owner of it in 
1826, when the first steam ferryboat was used. John G. Van- 
derheyden was one of the committee of two appointed to obtain 
suitable accommodation for a female academy (Mrs. Willard's). 
He was elected to the Assembly of Rensselaer County in 1825. 
April 6, 1807, his name appears as paymaster of the 155th Regt., 
N. Y. Militia. 

An early historian remarks concerning Jacob D. Vanderheyden 
as follows: "Descending from a Dutch ancestry of grave, vir- 
tuous and industrious people, he was one of Troy's most estimable 
citizens." Judge Woodworth stated in his "Reminiscences:" 
" His example at that earljr day, shed a moral influence in the 
community, the fruit of which is visible at the present day." 

1 2 The Vanderheyden Family, [Jan. 

The burying ground of the Vanderheydens was at the comer 
of River and Ferry Sts., Troy. Some remains were disinterred 
in later years during an excavation. The family of Jacob D. 
were buried first in a private graveyard at the head of Grand 
Division St. In July, 1857, the remains were transferred to 
Oakwood Cemetery. 

Jacob D. Vanderheyden was a claimant for Land Bounty 
Rights at the close of the Revolution as a member of the 6th 
Albany Co. Regiment. 

17. Jacob I.,* North Patroon, son of (11) Jacob I.* Vander- 
heyden and Maria Hallenbeck; bp. Dec. 3, 1749, in Albany; d. 
Aug. 23, 1801; m. Maria Van Schaick of Coxsackie; b. i756(?); 
d. April 6, 1813; dau. of Aaron Van Schaick and Barentie Parye. 

26 Jacob I.,* Jr., b. ; m. Catharine Schermerhorn. 

Maria, b. May 26, 1779; bp. in Coxsackie; d. April 29, 

1835; m. Nov. 12, 1797, Abraham Lansing. 
Aarent, bp. June 15, 1782, in Schachticoke; d. y. 
John I., b. 1784; d. Sept. 6, 1811, aged 27; m. Feb. 2, 
1808, in Troy, Mary Wheeler. Child: Jacob, b. Dec. 
7, 1808; bp. in Troy; prob. d. y. 
Aaron, b. Dec. 9, 1786; d. Feb. 22, 1809. 
Robert, b. May 26, 1780; d. June 2, 1810; s. p. 
Antje (Nancy), b. May 27, 1791; bp. at the Boght; m. 

Feb. 16, 1808, in Troy, Elias Frats. 
Derick I., b. Oct. 22, 1795; bp. in Wynantskill; d. June 
6, 1829; m. Nov. 19, 1816, in Lansingburgh, Sarah 
Turner. She d. Aug. 14, 1863. No issue. 
Jacob L Vanderheyden was the North Patroon of Troy. In 
1774, through inheritance he became owner of the portion of the 
original estate, bounded on the north by the Piscawan Kill and 
on the south by a line running east from the Hudson through 
what was later known as Grand Division St., Troy. Jacob I. 
Vanderheyden was known as "Big Jacob" and he was the first 
of the Patroons to be influenced to dispose of anv of his property 
to outsiders. In 1793 his property was surveyed and subdivided 
by John E. Van Alen, Surveyor, and lots placed on the market. 
Vanderheyden St., Troy, was named after Jacob I. Vanderheyden. 
In 1790, the census lists the family of Jacob Vanderheyden as 
follows: 2 males over 16 (inc. father) — 4 males under 16 — 2 
females — 1 slave. He was Asst. Judge of the First Court of 
Rensselaer County, May 3, 1791, and served again in 1794. On 
Jan. 14, 1793, he subscribed 100 pounds toward the cost of building 
a County Court House and Jail. On Feb. 5, 1794, he was ap- 
pointed a Justice of the Peace of Rensselaer Co. His name 
appears as a claimant for Land Bounty Rights in the 6th Regt., 
Albany Co. Militia. It is said Jacob I. Vanderheyden and wife 
were buried in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Troy. 

18. Major Derick I.,* son of (11) Jacob I.* Vanderheyden and 
Maria Hallenbeck; b. Jan. 5, 1759; bp. in Albany; d. March 2, 
1820; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. Oct. 4, 1778, in Schachticoke, 

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Rachel Fonda; b. Aug. 18, 1760; d. Oct. 3, 1841; bur. in Oakwood 
Cem.; dau. of Capt. John P. Fonda and Dirkie Winne. Children: 

Maria,* b. March 13, 1779; bp. in Schachticoke; d. Oct. 
*7> 1^57; n^- Sept. 16, 1798, Jacob Schermerhom; b. 
Jan. 17, 1775; <J« Sept. 29, 1834; son of John C. Scher- 
merhom and Annatie Osterhout. 

Jacob D., Jr., b. Dec. 13, 1780; bp. in Schachticoke; m. 
Alida I. Leversee. 

Derica (Dirkje), b. May 2, 1784; bp. in Schachticoke; 
d. Dec. 3, 1861; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. May 5, 
1807, in Troy, Jacob Leversee; b. Aug. 7, 1785; d. 
Oct. 31, 185 1 ; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; son of Levinus 
Leversee and Maria Vanderheyden. 

Caty, b. Dec. 12, 1786; d. June 3, 1841; bur. in Oakwood 
Cemetery; m. Dec. 29, 1814, in Troy, Gradus Rouse. 

Tyne (Tiny), b. May 8, 1788. 

Tyne (Tiney), b. Jan. 15, 1792; bp. in Schachticoke; d. 
May 14, 1865; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. Oct. 28, 
iSiSt Joseph Adams; b. 1789; d. Dec. 6, 1857; bur. in 
Oakwood Cem. 

Hester, b. Jan. 15, 1792; bp. in Schachticoke; d. Nov. 

IS. i79«- 
John D., b. May i, 1794; bp. in Wynantskill; m. Susan 

D. Adams. 
Hester, b. May 4, 1798; d. Aug. 22, 1827; bur, in Oak- 
wood; m. Nov. 9, f8i6, in Troy, Levinus Leversee, 
Jr., son of Levinus Leversee and Maria Vander- 
Derick I. Vanderheyden was the brother of the North Patroon 
of Troy and was commonly known as " Major Dickie." In the par- 
tition of his father's estate, he received the old mansion on River 
St., just north of Hoosic, which was built by his grandfather in 
1756. Some of his children were bom there. The house is still 
in existence although considerably remodeled and added to, now 
being occupied by a Catholic Institution. Derick I. inherited 
the portion of his father's estate upon which is now located Oak- 
wood Cemetery in Troy. He built a new residence and farm 
buildings and this property was inherited by his son Jacob D., 
and subsequently by the latter's son Nanning. A later residence 
was built which is now occupied by a daughter of Nanning, Jane 
Vanderheyden. Jane Vanderheyden is one of the last of the 
Troy Vanderheydens, there remaining in the neighborhood but 
a handful bearing the name. She is the very last to be in 
possession of any of the original Vanderheyden estate, a farm of 
about 100 acres still being attached to her property. 

Derick I. (J.) Vanderheyden was a private in the 6th Regiment 
of Albany Co. Militia in 1775. In 1787 he was a Lieutenant in 
Capt. Nanning Vanderheyden's Co., Albany Co. Militia, in 1792 
was Captain in Col. John Van Rensselaer's Kegt., in 1797 was 2nd 
Major m Lieut. Col, Jacob C. Schermerhorn's Regt., and from 
1802 to 1806 was Major in Lieut. Col. Abram Ten Byck's Regt. 
A Dirck Vanderheyden was a claimant for Land Bounty Rights at 

14 Thg VandtrJuyden Family. [Jan. 

the close of the Revolution as a member of the 6th Albany Co. 

19. Matthias,* South Patroon, son of (13) Dirk* Vanderheyden 
and Sara Wendel; b. Aug. 15, 1760; bp. in Albany; d. Aug. 17, 
1825; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. May 17, 1782, in Schachticoke, 
Mary Daucher (Denker), who d. Jan. 9, 1837, aged 74 years; bur. 
in Oakwood Cem. Children: 

Derick M./ b. Aug. 26, 1783; d. Feb. 5, 1809; bur. in 
Oakwood Cem. 

Henry M., b. May 25, 1785; d. June 22, 1820; bur. in 
Oakwood Cem. 

Matthias, b. Nov. 25, 1788; d. Nov. 23, 1840; bur. in 
Oakwood Cem. 

Margaret, b. Feb. i, 1791; bp. in Albany. 

Jacob M., b. June 11, 1793; m. Rebecca McCarty. 

Anna, b. Feb. 26, 1796; bp. in Wynantskill. 

Sally, b. March 16, 1798; bp. in Wynantskill. 

Maria, b. July 4, 1801; bp. in Wynantskill. 
Matthias Vanderheyden was the South Patroon of Troy, N. Y., 
inheriting from his father the southerly portion of the Troy 
estate, bounded by Division St. on the north and Poestenkill 
Creek on the south. In 1793, he had his property surveyed and 
subdivided by John E. Van Alen, Surveyor, and building lots 
were placed on the market. On Jan. 14, 1793, ^® gave 30 pounds 
toward the cost of building a new Court House and Jail for Troy. 
He evidently served in the Revolution, his name appearing 
among those of the 6th Regt., Albany Co. Militia, claiming Land 
Bounty Rights. Matthias Vanderheyden is known to have had 
but one grandchild, a daughter, who left issue. 

20. John D.,* son of (13) Dirk* Vanderheyden and Sara Wendel; 
b. Oct. 8, 1761; d. April 18, 1825; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. 
May 23, 1783, in Schachticoke, Susan Van Arnum; b. Nov. 3, 
1761; d. Nov. 18, 1807; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; dau. of Hendrick 
Van Arnum and Susanna Winne. Children: 

Sally (Sarah),* b. ; m. Aug. 24, 1803, in Troy, Henry 

Susanna, b. Feb. 4, 1786; bp. in Centre Brunswick; m. 

Philip Ford. 

Dirck r., b. ; d. i843(?). 

Hendrick, b. Sept. 30, 1791; bp. in Schachticoke; d. 

1832; bur. in Oakwood Cem. 
John, b. May 16, 1794; bp. in Wynantskill. 

Jacob, b. ; m. Olive Estabrook. 

William, b. . 

Levinus D., b. April i, 1805; d. April 2, 1880; bur. in 

Oakwood Cem.; m. Lenchey Reeve; b. Tan. 26, 1806; 

d. Jan. 2, 1861. Children: i. Philip Fora, b. Sept. 24, 

1839(34?). ii. Harriet I., b. Aug. 2, 1841; d. Oct. 23, 

1896; bur. in Oakwood Cem. 
John D. Vanderheyden was a claimant for bounty rights at 
the close of the Revolution as a member of the 6th Regt., Albany 

iQisO The Vanderheyden Family. I J 

Co. Militia. In 1798 he was Captain in Brig. Gen. Henry K. Van 
Rensselaer's Rensselaer Co. Brigade, vice Dirk J. Vanderheyden 
promoted. Levinus D. Vanderheyden was one of the Board of 
Managers of the Young Men's Ass'n of Troy, Dec. 19, 1834. 

31. Dirk D.,* son of (13) Dirk* Vanderheyden and Sara Wendel; 
b. June 3, 1763; bp. in Albany; d. July 15, 1816; m. (i) Ariaantje 
Wheeler; m. (2) Feb. 13, 1805, in Troy, Elizabeth Goodheart. 
Children by ist m.: 

Sara Wendel,* b. Oct. 4, 1796; bp. in Wynantskill. 

Lea, b. Jan. 16, 1800; bp. in Wynantskill; m. March 9, 
1 8 14, Lawrence Grace. 

22. Abraham D.,* son of (13) Dirk* Vanderheyden and Sara 
Wendel; b. April 25, 1767; bp. in Albany; d. March 14, 1846, in 
Troy; m. Maria Sharp. Children: 

Margaret,* b. Aug. 4, 1790; bp. in Albany; d. 1809. 
Sally (Sarah), b. May, 29, 1796; bp. in Wynantskill; m. 

Dec. 18,1814, in Troy, Henry Oothout. Jr. 
George, b. Dec. 6, 1798; m. Catharine Van Alstyne. 
Richard, b. March 7, 1801; bp. in Wynantskill; d. 1857; 

m. Maria Cooper. 
John Francis, b. Dec. 13, 1803; bp. in Wynantskill; d. 

Catherine, d. y. 

^3. David,* son of (14) Dirk* Vanderheyden and Margarita Kittle; 
bp. Feb. 26, 1758, in Albany; d. July 9, 1840, aged 82; bur. in Vale 
Cemetery, Schenectady; m. (i) Emmetje Van Vorst; b. April 5, 
1746; d. July 8, 1805, aged 59-3-3; bur. in Vale Cemetery; m. (2) 
Gitty Thalimer; b. 1754; d. June 23, 1822, in her 69th year; bur. 
in Vale Cemetery. Children, bp. in Schenectady: 

Margarita,* July 8, 1781; m. Wessel H. Wessels. 
Maria, Jan. 10, 1784; d. Dec. 24, 1805, aged 21-11-0; 

bur. in Vale Cemetery. 
Annatje, March 5, 1786; d. Nov. 5, 1814; bur. in Vale 

Cemetery; m. Garret Stephens. 

Johannes, , 1787. 

fevah, b. June 25, 1789. 

Cornelius, b. Nov. 27, 1791. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1794; m. John Tannahill. 

Dirk, b. Sept. 19, 1798. 

Daniel, b. Nov. 4, 1800. 

Debora, b. Nov. 17, 180 1. 

David Vanderheyden served in Capt. William Peters' Com- 
pany in the Revolution. His name appears on the pension roll 
of 1833-4. He was an Indian trader, traveling as far west as 
Detroit. His village lot in Schenectady was on the north comer 
of Union and College Streets. In the census of 1790, his family 
is listed as follows: David Vanderheyden residence, Schenectady, 
south of the Mohawk; i male over 16 (father) — i male under 16^ 
5 females (inc. mother) — i slave. 

1 6 Thi VamUrhiyden Family. [Jan. 

24. Daniel,* son of (14) Dirk* Vanderhevden and Margarita 
Kittle; b. Feb. 23, 1760; bp. in Albany; m. Maria Van Antwerpen, 
dau. of Abraham Van Antwerpen. Children: 

Dirk/ bp. July 11, 1784, in Schenectady. 
Margrietje, bp. Dec. 24, 1786, in Schenectady; m. John 
"^ Annatje, b. March 30, 1790; m. David Francisco. 

Engeltje, b. , 1792. 

Eva, b. Dec. 2, 1794. 
Abraham, b. Aug. 21, 1797. 
David, b. April 21, 1800. 

25. Derick Yates,* son of ^16) Jacob D.' Vanderheyden and 
Jane Yates; b. Dec. 25, 1781; a. Feb. i, 1818, at the Island of St. 
Croix; bur. in Oakwood Cem.; m. Jan. 17, 1811, in Troy, Julia Y. 
Bacon; b. April 20, 1789; d. March 9, 1817; bur. in Oakwood Cem. 

iacob D./ b. Dec. 18, 1812. 
)erick Yates, b. Feb. 10, 181 7; bp. in Troy; d. March 
28, 1818. 
Jane Elizabeth, b. 1814; m. Dec. 9, 1833, Jacob D. 
Lansing. • 
Derick Y. Vanderheyden, was son and heir of the Middle 
Patroon of Troy. It is not known that he has any living de- 
scendants. He was appointed quartermaster of the 155th Kegi- 
ment, Rensselaer County Brigade, April 6, 1807. From 181 3 to 
181 7 he was village fire warden of the 2nd Ward of Troy, and in 
^^ f 1820 was Coroner of Rensselaer County. 

26. Jacob I.,* son of (17) Jacob I.* Vanderheyden and Maria Van 
Schaick; b. about 1775; m. March 8, 1799, '^^ Schachticoke, 
Catharine Schermerhom; b. July 19, 1781; bp. in Rhinebeck; d. 

iuly 5, 1841; dau. of John C. Schermerhom and Annatie Oster- 
out. Children: 

Jacob I.,^ b. Dec. 19, 1800; bp. in Wjmantskill; d. Oct. 

6. 1830. 
Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1802; bp. in Wynantskill. 
Maria, b. Nov. 25, 1804; bp. in Wynantskill; m. Robert 
M. Winne, son of Richard and Sarah Winne. 

Jacob I. Vanderheyden was son and heir of the North Patroon 
of Troy. It is not known that his children left issue. On April 
3, 1802, Jacob I. Vanderheyden was ist Lieut, of a company of 
Rensselaer Co. Artillery, George AUin, Capt. 

The following is a record of the family of Johannes Vander- 
heyden, son of Johannes Vanderheyden and Catharine Van 
Brokelen, the latter Johannes being a son of (9) Johannes Van- 
derheyden, Jr., and Rachel Vanderheyden. This was omitted 
from the on^nal data submitted for publication on account of 
some uncertainty at the time of its proper connection. 

Johannes, son of Johannes Vanderheyden and Catharine Van 
Brokelen; bp. Jan. 14, 1750, in Albany; m. Annatje Pare (Perrie) 

1915J ^^^ VantUrheyden Family, \*] 

(Price); probably dau. of Isaac Perrie (Price) and Maria Van 
bchaick. Children : 

John, b. Feb. 12, 1774, in "Helleberg;" bp. in Schoharie; 

m. Maria Bratt, dau. of Frederick Bratt. 
Maria (Polly), b. March 16, 1779; bp. in Albany; m. 

June 30, t8oo, in New Salem, Albertus Becker. 
Catharine (Caty), b. Dec. 20, 1781; bp. in Schoharie; 
m. Sept. 22, 1804, in New Salem, Garret P. Van Wie. 
^ Isak (Isaac), bp. Sept. 11, 1785, in Coxsackie; m. Jan. 25, 

^ 1806, in New Salem, Susanna Bratt. 

Rachel, b. 1791; bp. in New Salem. 
The above Johannes Vanderheyden was a resident of Jeru- 
salem, N. Y., according to New Salem church records. His son 
iohn was a resident of Bethlehem, N. Y., and the latter made 
is will Feb. 3, 1810, which is filed in Albany, and in which are 
mentioned his children, John, Magdalen, Polly, Jamymia, Jennv, 
his mother Anna, his sisters Polly, Caty and Rachel, and his wife 
Maria. Abram Vanderheyden mentioned as supervisor of Beth- 
lehem in 1832 and Andrew Vanderheyden supervisor in 1842, 
1843 and 1844, were perhaps sons of Isaac Vanderheyden. The 
latter was a resident of Albany in the early 1800s. On the roll 
(Revolutionary) of the Third Regiment of Albany County Militia 
of those entitled to Land Bounty Rijg^hts appears the name of 
Capt. John Vanderhevden. This regiment was recruited from 
the district south and southwest of Albany, included in which 
are the towns of Bethlehem, Jerusalem, New Salem, etc. 


Of those branches of the Vanderheyden family which were of the most 
importance in Colonial days and at the beginning of the nineteenth century, 
practically no descendants bearing the Vanderheyden name survive. In fact 
so many branches had died out absolutely (as far as male issue was concerned) 
up to a period about one hundred years ago, that the lines of descent with 
which Vanderheydens living ta<lay are connected, are comparatively limited. 
The following Vanderheydens have or may have left male issue, among 
whose descendants are the Vanderheydens of the present time: 
Johannes, b. 1731 (son of No. 8, Jochem Vanderheyden of Schenectady) had a 

son Adam, b. 1755, and possibly other children. Adam was a soldier in the 

Jacobus, b. 1738, and Mathys. b. 1742 (also sons of above Jochem Vander- 
heyden), may have left issue. 
Dirk, b. 1729, David, b. 1740, and Matheus, b. 1742 (sons of No. 9, Johannes 

Vanderheyden of Albany), may have left issue, although it is not probable, 

as they were not mentioned in their father's will. 
Joachim, b. 17J6, and Jacob, b. 1765 (son of No. 14, Dirk Vanderheyden), may 

have left issue. Joachim m. Elizabeth Smith and is known to have haa 

one daughter. 
Abraham, b. 1744, of Lansingburgh (son of No. 8, Jochem Vanderheyden), had 

sons Jochem, James, Mattis, Gerrit and Abraham, some of whom at least 

are known to have left male descendants. 
Jacob, b. about 1795, of Troy (son of No. 20, John D. Vanderheyden), had two 

sons Levinus and John. 
George, b. 1798, Richard, b. 1801, and John F., b. 1803, all of Troy (sons of 

No. 22, Abraham Vanderheyden). George m. Catharine Van Alstyne, and 

had one son Abraham. Richard m. Maria Cooper and he may have had 

issue, also John F. 
Johannes, b. 1787, Cornelius, b. 1791, Dirk, b. 1798, and Daniel, b. 1800 (sons of 

No. 23, David Vanderheyden of Schenectady), may have had issue. 

1 8 Th€ Vanderhiyden Family. [Jan. 

Dirk, b. 1784, Abraham, b. 1797, David, b. 1800 (sons of No. 24, Daniel Vander- 

beyden of Schenectady), may have had issue. 
John D., b. 1794, of Troy (son of No. 18, Derick 1. Vanderheyden), had but one 

ereat-grandson bearing the Vanderheyden name, Lewis. 
Jacob D., D. 1780, of Troy (son of No. 18, Derick I. Vanderheyden), had five 

Vanderheyden grandsons, Jacob D., b. 1829, John D., b. 18^1, Calvin, b. 

1833, Edward, b. 1837, smcl William J., b. 1845. Jacob D., b. 1829, is known 

to nave had a grandson, Nanning. This family lived in Illinois. 

Sources from which Vanderheyden genealogical and his- 
torical material was obtained: 

Family Bibles. 

Baptismal and Marriage Records of the following churches: New York City 
Reformed Dutch; Albany Reformed Dutch; Wynantskill Reformed 
Dutch; Schachticoke Reformed Dutch; Troy First Presbyterian; Schen- 
ectady Reformed Dutch; Gilead Lutheran, Centre Brunswick; Schoharie 
Ref. Dutch; New Salem Ref. Dutch; Coxsackie Ref. Dutch. 

County Clerk's Offices at New York, Albanv and Troy. 

Surrogate's Office at New York, Albanv ana Troy. 

Office of Clerk of Court of Appeals, Albany. 

Cemeteries at Albany (Albany Rural); Schenectady (Vale), and Troy (Oak- 

Books as follows: 

Documentary History State of N, K, O'Callaehan, 1849-51. 

Documents of Col. HisL, State of N. K, O'Callaffhan, 1853-87. 

Calendar of N. Y. Hist. Mss., DuUK 1630^4, CVCallaghan, 1865. 

Calendar of N, Y. Hist. Mss., English, 1664-1776, O'Callaghan, 1866. 

Records of New ATHsterdam, Fernow, 1897. 

Calendar of N. Y. Hist. Mss., Revolutionary Papers, 1868. 

Calendar of Council Minutes, 1668-1783, N. Y. S. L., IQ02. 

A^. K Colonial Indorsed Land Papers, 1643-1803, Sec'y State, 1864. 

A^. Y. in the Revolution, Fernow, 1887; Roberts, 1898. 

A^. K State Census ofijgo. 

Report of N. Y. State Historian, 1896-7. 

A^. K Marriage Licenses Previous to 1784, Tucker, i860. 

Sup, List of Marriage Licenses, N. Y. S. L., 1898. 

CcUendar of Wills, i8g6, Fernow (Soc Col. Dames). 

Military Minutes, Council of Appt., 178^-1821, Vol. I, N. Y. S. L., 1901. 

Early Records of City and County of Albany, Pearson, 1869. 

Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60. 

Genealogies of First Settlers of Albany, Pearson, 1872. 

Genealogies of First Settlers of Schenectady, Pearson, 1873. 

N. Y. Historical Society Year Books. 

N. Y. Gen. &» Biog. Soc, Quarterlies. 

Holland Society Year Books. 

Collections on the History of Albany, Munsell, 1865-71. 

History of Rensselaer Co., Sylvester, 1880. 

Landmarks of Albany Co., Parker. 1897. 

Albany Chronicles, Reynolds, 1906. 

Bi'Centennial Hist, of Albany and Schenectady Cos., Howell & Tcnney, 1886. 

Vanderheyden Chart, G. Vanderheyden, Hart Mem. Lib., Troy. 

Genealogy of the Thomas Family. 

Swartwout Chronicles, Weise. 

Valentine's Manuals. 

Reminiscences of Troy, Wood worth, 1853. 

Tro/s One Hundred Years, Weise, 1891. 

Sir William Johnson's Letters. 

Old Kent, Maryland, Hanson, 1876. 

Note. — The references indicated in the Schermerhom Genealogy, R, 
Schermerhorn, Jr., 1914, were also examined for Vanderheyden data, but only 
the foregoing found to contain any. 

1915.] Tombstone Inscr^tions in the North End Burying Ground, 1 9 

TON, L. I., N. ¥.♦ 

Copied, Veripibd and Contributed by William S. Pelletreau, 

Member New York Historical Society and Author of Early Long Island WUls and 
Early Westchester Co., N. Y., WUls, etc. 

The North End Burying Ground in Southampton, Long Island, 
is on the west side of Main street, at the junction of the North 
Sea road. It was one of the original home lots laid out in the 
"new Town Plot" in 1648, and in 1663 was granted to William 
Russell and he sold it to Obadiah Sale in 1678. He in turn sold 
it to George Heathcote in 1679. It was described as '*his home 
lot of four acres, bounded south by John Jagger's home lot, east 
by the Main street, north by the house lot of John Laughton, 
and west by the road to North Sea." 

John Laughton was for many years the schoolmaster in 
Southampton and wrote many of the deeds and wills. George 
Heathcote lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and by will, 
dated May 17, 1710, and proved Nov. 24, 1710, left this lot with 
other lands to his cousin. Col. Caleb Heathcote, whose name is 
well known in the annals of New York. On Dec. 13, 17 12, Col. 
Heathcote sold to the Trustees of the town of Southampton, 
'*my dwelling house and home lot, esteemed four acres, being 
in Southampton. Bounded east by the Main street, south by 
Jeremiah Jagger's house lot, north by Tosiah Laughton's house 
lot, which lyeth now common. West by the Common." The 

?rice was ;^2o York Currency, or $50. By a resolution of the 
'rustees in 1721 the south part was set apart for burial purposes 
and the first burial was made the same year, as will be seen in 
annexed list. In course of time the whole lot became occupied. 

In memory of Thomas Cooper, Esq., Who departed this Life 
may the 7th A. D. 1782, In the 73d year of his Age. 

In memory of Mrs. Mary, Wife of Deacon Thomas Cooper, 
late of Southampton, Who departed this Life May 29th A. D. 1776, 
in the 70th year of her Age. 

In memory of Mary, relict of Josiah Howell Esq, deceased. 
Who died May 20, 1 766, in the 86 year of her Age^ of Southampton. 

In memory of Josiah Howell Esq. Who died April ye nth 
1752, in ye 78th year of his age. 

Here lies the Body of Abigail, the Wife of Elias Howell, Who 
departed this Life Oct. the loth A. D. 1771 in the sist year of 
her Age. 

* There were no brown stone or slate tombstones erected in this burial 

f round subsequent to 1809 with the exception of the tombstone of John 
^elletreau, whose tombstone inscription is included in this list. 

20 Ton^sUme Inscriptums in tki North End Burying Ground, Dan. 

In memory of Bethiah, daughter of Obadiah & Esther Jones 
[Johnes], Who died August 4th 1768 in ye 17th year of her Age. 

In memory of Esther, wife of Mr. Obadiah Johnes Who died 
Jan. 20, A. D. 1759, Aged 38 years 5 months 38 days. 

In memory of Capt. Jeremiah Rogers, who died Oct. 9th 1797, 
aged 25 years. 

[He was uncle of Harriet Jones Rogers, Founder of Rogers 
Memorial Library, Southampton.] 

Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Mackie late of 
Southampton, who departed this Life May the 7th Anno 1758, 
aged 63 years. 

Here lies the Body of Mehetabel Mackie, Relict of Dr. John 
Mackie, Who departed this Life the loth day of March, A. D. 
177 1, Aged 69 years. 

In Memory of Mrs. Jerusha, wife of Mr. John White Who died 
Nov. 20, A. D. 177 1, in the 71st year of her Age. 

[She was grandmother of Capt. Nathan White.] 

In Memory of Capt. Ephriam White, Died Jan^ ye 2* 1752 
aged 74 years. 

In memory of Sarah, ye wife of Capt. Ephraim White, who 
died October 12th A. D. 1756, in ye 73d year of her age. 

This Tomb proclaims anew man*s mortality. The remains of 
Mr. Parmenas Howell were here, consigned to kindred dust. He 
was bom March 27, 1784, and died the 15 of April 1808. 

But though deep affliction and regret are left, let survivors 
adopt and improve those words, in this place so pertinent, '*I 
shall go to him but he shall not return to me." 

[When a boy he developed a remarkable talant for drawing 
and painting. Through the influence of Rev. David S. Bogart, 
he went to New York and became a noted portrait painter. Some 
of his miniatures are in Southampton. The epitaph is supposed 
to have been written by Mr. Bogart.] 

In memory of Melicent, Daughter of Ezekiel & Phebe Howell, 
Who died Sept. 26, 1807, Aged 12 years & 10 months. 

[Sister of Parmenas Howell.] 

In memory of Zenos, son of Moses & Phebe Culver, Who died 
June 21, 1806, in the 8th year of his age. 

In Memory of Joannah wife of ^ebulon Howell Who died 
July loth 1800 in the 79th year of her age. 

In Memory of John Woolly who died Sept. 23, 1804, in the 28 
year of his age. 

In memory of Silas Woolly who died April 12, 1806, in the 61 
year of his Age. 

[Grandfather of Jane Woolly.] 

In memory of Mr. Obadiah Howell, who departed this life 
April 23d 1793, aged 68 years. 

In memonr of Capt. John Howell, Who died June 16 1791, in 
the 81 year of his Age. 

In memory of Mrs. Desire Howell, Wife of Capt. John Howell. 
She died Jan. 10, 1791, in the 76 year of her age. 

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William, san of Mr. Caleb & Mrs. Abigail Cooper, Died Sept. 
5, A. D. 1779, aged 15 months and 16 days. 

In Memory of Mrs. Susannah Cooper, relict of Mr. Thomas 
Cooper, Who died Oct. 21, 1786, aged 41 years. 

In Memory of Mary Cooper, the daughter of Thomas and 
Susannah Cooper, Who died June i 1779, in the 6 year of her age. 

Mary, daughter of Mr. Caleb and Mrs. Abigail Cooper, Died 
June 23, 1774 aged 9 months and 16 days. 

In memory of Mary, infant daughter of Thomas Cooper Jr. 
and Susannah, Who died June 5, 1768, aged about 20 days, of 

Prances, dau. of Uriah and Mary Rogers, Who died Sept. 16, 
1769, aged 2 months & 4 days. 

Frances, daughter of Uriah and Mary Rogers, Died June 18, 
1768, aged 16 months and 3 days. 

In memory of Mr. Abner Howell, Who died Sept. 6, 1775 ^^ 
the 76 year of his age. 

In memory of Mrs. Phebe Foster, wife of Mr. Christopher 
Foster, who died Dec. 6, 1787, in the 37 year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Ruth Foster, wife of Mr. Christopher 
Poster, Who died June 2, 1797, in the 64 year of her age. 

In Memory of Hannah, wife of Herrick Rogers and daughter 
of Capt. David and Mrs. Mary Rose, Who died April 2, 1803, 
aged 25. 

[Herrick Rogers was grandfather of Capt. Jetur R. Rogers.] 

In memory of Polly, daughter of David and Phebe Foster, 
Who died Sept. 11, 1796, aged 8 months and 26 days. 

In Memory of Zephaniah Rogers, Who died Oct. 25, 1797 aged 
54 years. 

[Great-grandfather of Capt. Jetur R. Rogers.] 

In Memory of Mr. Nathan Foster, who departed this life 
Sept. 8, A. D. 1782, in the 70th year of his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Tamaris, wife of Mr. Nathan Foster, Who 
departed this life Sept. 11, 1782, in the 58 year of her age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Eunice Poster, wife of Mr. Zebulon Foster, 
Who died March 9, 1797, in the 43d year of her age. 

In Memory of Mehitabel. relict of Jeremiah Post, who died 
April 16, 181 1 aged 72 years. 

In Memory of Mrs. Bethiah Post, wife of Mr. Joseph Post, 
who died March 30, 1790, in the 80th year of her age. 

In Memory of Mr. Joseph Post, who died Sept. 27, A. D. 1780, 
in ye 77 year of his age. 

[Great-grandfather of late Albert J. Post.] 

Philena, daughter of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Sarah Post, De- 
ceased March 19, A. D. 1780, in the 9th year of her age. 

In Memory of Mr. Jonas Foster, who died March 7, 1793, in 
the %6 year of his age. 

In Memory of Mr. Sylvanus Jagger, who died Sept. 5th 1790 
in the 33d year of his age. 

In memory of Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mary Hildreth, 
who died Dec. 2, 1796, in the 8th year of her age. 


22 Tombstone Inscriptions in thi North End Burying Ground, TJ^d. 

In memory of Charity, daughter of Henry and Charity Post, 
who died Sept. 12, 1796, in the 17th year of her age. 

In memory of Nathan, son of Samuel and Deborah Hildreth, 
Who died Sept. 30, i^oi aged 3 months and 10 days. 

In memory of Mary, daughter of Samuel and Deborah Hil- 
dreth, who died Sept. 2, 1794 aged 5 months and 23 days. 

In memory of Samuel, son of Samuel and Deborah Hildreth, 
who died April 9, 1801, aged i year, 7 months and 21 days. 

[Samuel Hildreth was uncle of the late Daniel Hildreth of 
Seven Ponds.] 

In memory of Samuel Wick, son of Zebulon and Mary Wick, 
Who died July 8, 1797, in the 20th year of his aee. 

In memory of Mrs. Marv Wick, wife of Mr. Zebulon Wick, 
who died April 22, 1789, aged 53 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Jerusha Culver, wife of Mr. Zephaniah 
Culver, Who died Jan. 5, 1794, in the 37 year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. Richard Howell who departed this life 
Oct. 23, 1793, in the 67 year of his age. 

In memory of Silvanus Howell, who departed this life June 13, 
1806, in the 70th year of his age. 

In memory of William Pordham who died August 21, 1809, in 
the 31st year of his age. 

In memory of Mr. Samuel Howell who departed this life 
Peb. 24, 1794 m the 87 year of his age. 

In memory of Amy, ye wife of Zebulon Howell Esq. who 
died Decembr ye 15, 1752 in ye 59 year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Sibyl Foster, wife of Mr. Blias Poster. 
She died May 13, 1793, in the 63 year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. Blias Poster, who died March 21 A. D. 
1784, in the 50 year of his age. 

In memory of Ephraim Hildreth. He died Jan. 16, 177 1 in 
the 83d year of his age. 

Here lies the body of Sibyl, daughter of Daniel and Johanna 
Hildreth, Deceased Oct. ye 15, 1752 in the 7 year of her age. 

Here lies buried the Body of Blihu Cooper, He departed this 
life Oct. 2 1770 in the 27 year of his age. 

In memory of John Reeves, who died August ye 13, 1753, in 
the 8ist year of his age. 

In memory of Rachel, ye wife of John Reeves who died 
August ye 24, 1751, in ye 77th year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. Isaac Halsey, who died March ye 23* 1752, 
in ye 88th year of his Age. 

In memory of Mr. Job Halsey, who died Sept. ye 26, 1750 in 
ye 37 year of his age. 

Here lies buried the Body of Mr. Isaac Halsey, Died Jan. 3d 
1725, in ye 32 year of his age. 

In memory of Mrs. Mary Poster, relict of Mr. Hackaliah 
Poster, Who died June 15, 1796, a^ed 92 vears. 

Here lies the body of Abigail Hildreth, wife of Ephraim 
Hildreth, Who deceased March ye 2, 1737 in ye 43 year of her 

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In memory of Abraham, son of Hackaliah and Mary Foster 
who died Feb. 5, A. D. 1768 in ye 26 year of his a^e. 

In memory of Mr. Hackaliah Foster who died April 15, 1775, 
in the 76 year of his age. 

Here lies the Body of Sybell Foster, the wife of Mr. John 
Poster, who deceased Feb. ye 20th 1733 in ye 33d year of her age. 

In memory of John Foster, who died Jany ye 30 A. D. 1762, 
in ye 68 vear of his age. 

Sybill, daughter of John Foster Jr. died Oct. 15, 1759, in ye 
6th year of her age. 

Mary ye daughter of John and Mary Foster, died September 
23, 1754, m ye 4th year of her age. 

Here lies the body of John Hildreth, deceased October the 
first 1729, aged about 29 years. 

David H. Sayre, son of Paul and Mary Sayre Died Sept. 5, 
1796, aged 2 years. 

Here lies the Body of Abigail Cooper, ye wife of Mr. James 
Cooper, Who deceased April ye 16, 1734, in ye 43d year of her 

Here lies the body of Phebe, wife of Caleb Gilbert Who de- 
ceased Novbr ye 25, 1739, in ye 28 year of her age. 

Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Hannah Hildreth, wife to Mr. 
Joseph Hildreth, aged about 23 years. Deceased Dec. ye 22, 1725. 

Here lyes buried ye body of Mr. Joshua Halsey who departed 
this life June ist Anno Dom. 1734, in ye 60th year of his age. 

In memory of Martha ye wife of Joshua Halsey who died Jan. 
ye 10, 1754, in ye 74 year of her age. 

Here lies ye Body of Jeckomiah Scott Esq. Who departed this 
life March 9, 1749, in ye 86 year of his age. 

[Great-great-grandfather of John Scott] 

Here lies the body of Jeremiah Foster, who departed this life 
the 29th day of July, aged 24 years, 1728. 

John Foster Esq. whose Body was buried here, deceased June 
ye II A. D. 1727, aged 64 years. 

Here lyes the Body of Nathan Hildreth, who dyed June ye 13, 
1746, in ye 68 year of his age. 

In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth 
Foster, Who died March ye 5th 1756, in ye 13 year of her age. 

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Manassah Kempton who 
departed this life Nov. ye 28th 1737, in ye 87 year of his age. 

Here lyes buried tht Body of Mr. Richard Wood, Who de- 
parted this life May ye 16, A. D. 1754, Aged 57 years. 

Here lyes buried ye body of Mrs. Jane Pelletreau wife to 
Mr. Francis Pelletreau, Who died Decembar 6, Anno Dom. 1735 
in ye 38 year of her Age. 

Here lies buried the Body of Mrs. Ann Stevens, Wife to Lieut. 
Thomas Stevens, Who died March ye 14 1758, Aged 29 years. 

Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Mary Howell, wife to Mr. Elias 
Howell, daughter of Hugh Gelston Esq. and Mrs, Mary his wife, 
who died Oct. 9, 1740 in ye 29 year of her age. 

John Gelston died Feb. 26, 1734, aged i year 7 months & 8 

24 Tcmdslofu Inscriptions in thg North End Burying Ground^ [Jan. 

Hugh Gelston died May 19 1734, aged 3 years & 10 months. 
Ye children of Mr. Hugh and Mrs. Mary Gelston. 

Here lyes ye Body of Mrs. Mary Gelston, wife of Mr. Hugh 
Gelston, merchant, Aged 36 years Deed. July the 23d, 1737. 

Here lyes ye Body of Mary Pelletreau, daughter of Mr. Fran- 
cis & Mrs. Jane Pelletreau, who died July 16 A. D. 1736, in ye 13th 
year of her age. 

Here lyes Buried jre Body of Mr. Jeremiah Jagger, Junr. Who 
died March 27, 1736, m ye 46 year of his Age. 

Here lyes ye Body of Benjamin Peirce, son of Mr. Jonathan 
and Mrs. Abiah Peirce, Who Died August 1st, T747, Aged 19 
years and 10 months. 

Jerahmeel Peirce, Aged 2 years & 5 months Died in ye year 


Mary Peirce Aged 4 years and 5 months, died in ye year 1738. 
The children of Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Abiah Peirce. 

Here lyes ye Body of Mary Pelletreau, Daughter of Mr. 
Francis & Mrs. Jane Pelletreau who died July 16 A. D. 1736 in ye 
13th year of her age. 

In Memory of Hugh, son of Capt. Blias & Sarah Pelletreau, 
who died July 30, 1775 aged 8 years, 4 months. 

Here lies ye body of Francis, Son of Capt. Blias & Sara Pel- 
letreau, dec** Sept. 29, 1765 aged 13 years & 5 months. 

In memory of Capt. Blias Pelletreau, who died Nov. 2, 1810 
in the 85th year of his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Sary, wife of Capt. Elias Pelletreau, who 
died Ap^ 14th A. D. 1789, Aged 59 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Sarah, Wife of Capt. Elias Pelletreau, who 
died August i6th 1796, aged 63 years. 

In memory of John Pelletreau, who died August 26, 1822, 
Ae. 67. 

In Memory of Mrs. Mary Gelston, wife of Hugh Gelston Esq. 
Who died Sept. ist, 1775 1^ the 68 year of her age. 

In memory of Hugh Gelston Esq. who died December 139 
A. D. 1775, in the 78th year of his age. 

In memory of Phebe ye wife of Hugh Gelston Jun'. who died 
Sept. 18, 1772, in the 34 year of her age. 

In memory of Mary wife of Hugh Gelston who died April 23, 
1803 in the 71st year of her age. 

In memory of Doct' William Smith, who departed this Life» 
August ist A. D. 177s, ^^ t^® 4^ y®3.r of his age. 

Nathaniel, son of Doct' William & Mrs. Ruth Smith, died 
March 12, A. D. 1775, in the 9th year of his age. 

In memory of Ruth Smith, Relict of Doct' William Smith, 
who died Dec. 27, 1785, aged 49 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Phebe, Relict of Nathaniel Smith Esq. 
who departed this life August 26th A. D. 1775, in the 74th year 
of her age. 

Here lyes ye Body of Hannah Peirce, Daughter of Mr. Jona- 
than and Mrs. Abiah Peirce, who died July 23d 1747, Aged 15 
years & 6 months. 

igiSO Southampton, L. /., N. Y, 25 

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Anna Huntting the amiable 
Consort of Major Benjamin Huntting, who died 9th February 
1787, in the 23d year of her age. 

Here lyes Buried ye Body of Mrs. Mary Huntting wife to Mr. 
Samuel Huntting, and daughter of Mr. David and Mrs. Rachel 
Gardiner [date illegible]. 

In memory of Samuel Huntting Esq, who departed this life 
May the 12, A. D. 1773, in the 64th year of his Age. 

In memory of Zerviah, Relict of Samuel Huntting Esq. who 
departed this life Nov. the 22 A. D. 1780, in the 67 year of her 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Post, the Amiable Consert 
of Mr. James Post, who died 27 December 1788, in the 39 year 
of her age. 

In memory of Anne, Daughter of Major Benjamin Huntting & 
Anne his wife, who died December 6, 1789, aged 10 months and 
S days. 

Sacred to the Memory of Miss Abigail Rhodes, who departed 
this life May 12, 1806, aged 79 years, 3 months and 3 days. 

Here lies the Body of Mr. Isaac Bower, who died Jan', ye 20, 
1745/6 Aged 78 years. 

Here lies Interred the Body of Cai)t. John Post, who deceased 
March the 3d 1741, in the 68 year of his age. 

In memory of Jonathan Peirce, who died July ye 2nd A. D. 
1759, in the 65 year of his age. 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Abiah Peirce 
died August ye 12, 1747, Aged 8 years & 4 months. 

In memory of Deacon Samuel Jones [Johnes] who died May 
ye 4th 1760 in ye 88 year of his age. 

In memory of Mrs. Ethel, ye wife of Deacon Samuel Johnes, 
who died Jan. ye 18, 1753, in ye 74th year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Jane Chatfield, the wife of John Chat- 
field Esq. died Sept. 17th 1753, aged 37 years. 

In memory of Hannah Chatfield, daughter of John Chatfield, 
Esq. died Oct. 1753 aged 8 years. 

in memory of Sarah Chatfield, daughter of John Chatfield 
Esq. & Jane his wife, died Oct. 1755 aged 6 years. 

In memory of Mr. William Jones [Johnes] who died March 5th 
A. D. 1779, ^^ ^^ ^^^ y^^r of his age. 

In memory of Lieut. Paul Jones [Johnes] who departed this 
life Oct. 6, A. D. 1776 Aged 28 years. 

In memory of Sibel wife of Thomas Jessup who departed 
this life, June 2, 1804, in the 90th year of her age. 

In memory of Mehitabel, the wife of Thomas Jessup, who 
died Jan. 31, 1768, in the 49th year of her age, 

Thomas Jessup, whose remains are here interred, was bom 
Feb. 28, 1721, Old Style, and deceased the 20 of May 1809, in the 
89 year of his age. He sustained for many years, with great 
reputation to himself and with much usefulness, the office of 
Deacon in the Church of Southampton. He was pious and ex- 
emplary, lived, respected and lamented died. 

26 TombsUmt Inscriptions in the North End Burying Ground. (Jan. 

In memory of Abraham Cooper Esq. who departed this life 
December the 28th A. D. 1773, in the 85 year of his age. 

In memory of Jane, daughter of Abraham and Hannah Cooper^ 
aged 10 months and 16 days [no datel. 

In memory of Hiram, son of Mr. Micaiah & Mrs. Martha 
Herrick, who died Feb. 23d 1790, in the 13 year of his age. 

James Herrick, son of Mr. Micaiah & Mrs. Martha Herrick^ 
who died March 19 A. D. 1783, in the 14 year of his age. 

In memory of Mr. Edward Herrick, Son of Mr. Micaiah & 
Mrs. Martha Herrick, who died August 31, 1796, a few days be- 
fore he was to have taken his first degree at Yale College. Aged 
23 years. 

This Monument is In Memory of the Rev* Silvanus White, 
who departed this life Oct' 22 A. D. 1782, in the 79th year of his 
Age and 55th year of his Ministery. 

In Memory of Mrs. Phebe White the Virtuous Consort of the 
Rev* Silvanus White, who departed this Life, July 24 A. D. 1783, 
in the 79 year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Hannah Cooper, Relict of Abraham Cooper, 
who departed this life Feb. 18 1805, aged 71 years, 5 months and 
3 days. 

In memqry of Mrs. Susannah, wife of Silas Howell Esq. who 
died Sept. 8th 1783, in the 61 year of her age. 

In memory of Silas Howell Esq. who died Nov. 8, 1787, in the 
69 year of his age. 

In memory of Isaac Post Esq. who departed this life May 8, 
A. D. 1785, in the 74 year of his age. 

In memory of Hannah, wife of Elias Pelletreau Jun'. who 
died July 11, 1804, aged 49 years, 7 months & 8 days. 

In memory of Mrs. Hannah White, the virtuous Consort of 
Doct' Henry White, who departed this life April 25, 1793, in the 
37th year of her age. 

In memory of Ann, Daughter of Doct' Henry and Mrs. Ann 
White, who died Sept. 24, 1805, aged 2 years & 20 days. 

In memory of Mrs. Mehitabel Foster, the amiable Consort of 
Capt. Josiah Poster, Who died Feb. ye 18, 1805 in the 34 year of 
her age. 

In memory of Deborah wife of Samuel Jagger, who died 
Dec' 17, 1797, in the 66 year of her age. 

In memory of Mr. Samuel Jagger Jun'. who died Oct. 11, 1785, 
in the 60th year of his age. 

In memory of Mrs. Mehitabel Culver, wife of Mr. Moses 
Culver, who died Sept. 3, 1796, aged 29 years. 

Elias, son of Mr. Elias and Mrs. Ruth Cooper, died Feb. 27, 
Hannah, daughter of Mr. Elias and Mrs. Ruth Cooper died Feb. 

27 [no year]. 

In memory of Elias Cooper Esq. late of Southampton, who 
departed this life March 19, A. D. 1777, in the 43 year of his age. 
Heare Lyes | ye Body of loseph | Post Deseased 
10 November | Aged about I 72 172 1 

{On the footstone is the following] 
oseph I the first | entered in this f Plas. 

iQi 5*J ThachiT' Thatcher Genealogy. 2 J 


By John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York GenealogicAl and Bioffraphlcal Society end New England 
Hiitoric-Genealogical Society. 

(Continued from VoL XLV., p. 360, of tlie RbcordJ 

goi. Hannah Bourne^ Thacher (John,* John/ Col. John,* Hon. 
0)1. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom January 2nd, 1792, 
at Barnstable, Mass.; died September 22nd, 18^4, aged 82 
years, 8 months, according to gravestone (accordmg to Barn- 
stable Records, September ist, 1874, aged 82 years, 9 months), 
and was buried at Cotuit, Mass. ; gravestone. She married at 
Barnstable, Mass., May 26th, 1814 (intention published Barn- 
stable, April i6th, 1814), to William Sampson, bom Falmouth, 
Mass., August 13th, 1786; he lived at Cotuit, Mass., and was 
a farmer; he died at Cotuit, Mass., September 27th, 1834, 
aged 48, and was buried there; gravestone. He was a son of 
Josiah and Mary (Crocker) Sampson of Kingston, Mass. 
(according to the statement of Miss Susan A. Crocker of 
Cotuit, Mass.). Barnstable Records, Vol. V, p. 233, 1 am in- 
formed, states that he was a son of William Sampson. 
Children: 8 ^Sampson), 4 sons and 4 daughters, all probably 
bom at Cotuit, Mass. 

1526 L Mary Crocker,* bom Tune 3rd, 1815; died No- 
vember 17th (or i8th), 1845, 21?^ 2P years, 5 
months, at Cotuit, Mass., and was buried there; 
gravestone ; not married. 
+1527 ii. James Thacher,* bom March 2nd, 1817; died 
January i8th, 1856; married Mary Stephens 
1528 iii. Nancy,* bom August 13th (or 14th), 1819; 
died October 5th, 1848, aged 29 years, i month 
and 22 days, at Cotuit, Mass., and was buried 
there; gravestone; not married. 

+1529 iv. Rebecca,* bom August 30th, 1821; died f 

1901 ; married at Barnstable, Mass., ^ 1845, 

to ? 

+1530 v. William,* bom July 27th, 1823; died ^ 1854; 

married Au^sta Crocker. 
1531 vi. Freeman Hmckley,* bom April 3rd, 1825 ; died 
June 5th, 1850, aged 25 years, 2 months, at 
Sacramento, Cal., and was buried there; grave- 
stone to his memory at Cotuit, Mass. ; not mar- 
+1532 vii. Benjamin Thacher,* bom March 2nd, 1827; 
died August 5th, 1854; married Joanna Bacon 

28 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

1553 viii. Lucy Freeman,® born January 20th, 1829 (or 
1830) ; died March 14th, 1851, at Cotuit, Mass., 
and was buried there; gravestone; not married. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 54, 
Freeman Genealogy, p. 144. 
Cotuit, Mass., Graveyard Records. 
Barnstable Record, Vol. V, p. 233. 
Miss Susan A. Crocker, of Cotuit, Mass. 

903. Betsey Hayward^ Thacher (Dr. James,* John,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom June (about), 

, 1786 (see age at and date of death), at Plymouth, 

Mass. ; died February 27th, 187 1, aged 84 years and 8 months, 
at Plymouth, Mass., probably, and was buried there on Burial 

Hill; i^ravestone. She married, first, , 1804, at , to 

Daniel Roberts Elliott of Savannah and Waynesborough, 
Georgia; bom December 12th, 1779, at ; died (be- 
fore January i6th, 1811, as wife is then spoken of as a 

widow), at . He was a son of Col. John Elliott (bora 

May 2nd, 1750; died January 7th, 1791 ; married August 9th, 
1770), and his first wife, Rebecca Jane Maxwell, who resided 

at , Liberty County, Georgia. 

Children: 3 (Elliott), daughters. 

1534 1. Catherine Elizabeth,* bom ; died . 

+1535 ii. Jane Amaranthea,* bom July 30th, 1805; died 
March loth, 1871; married Charles Seaver. 
1536 iii. Susan Louisa,* bom March — ^ 1816; died 
January i6th, 1811, aged 10 months at Plym- 
outh, Mass., and was buried there on Burial 
Hill; gravestone thus inscribed: "In memory 
of Susan Louisa, youngest daughter of Daniel 
R. Elliott, Esq., deceased, of Wajmesborough, 
Georgia. She died January i6th, 181 1, aged 
10 months, leaving a widowed mother who is 
consoled for the loss of a lovely child by the 
assurance that 'of such is the Kingdom of 
Betsey Hayward^ (Thacher) Elliott, widow of Daniel 
Roberts Elliott, married a second time (intention pub- 
lished Plymouth, October 14th, 1814, and notice of marriage 
published at Newburyport, Mass., October 29th, 1814), at 

, to Captain Michael Hodge (as his second wife), bom 

September 9th, 1780, at Newburyport, Mass. (probably) ; he 
lived at Newburyport and Plymouth, Mass., and was a law- 
yer and captain of militia; he died July 6th, 1816, aged 36, 
at Plymouth, Mass. (probably), and was buried there on 
Burial Hill; gravestone. He was a son of Michael Hodge 

and his wife Sarah , of Newburyport, Mass., where 

Michael Hodge, senior, was a Captain in the Navy and Col- 
lector of Customs. 

1915O Tkachir'Thatcher Gentalogy, 29 

Child: I (Hodge), son. 

+1537 iv. James Thacher,* bom March 12th, 1816; died 
October 15th, 1871; married Mary Spooner 
Michael Hodge, the second husband of Betsey Hayward^ 
(Thacher) Elliott, married first March 21st, 1805, t® Mary John- 
son, daughter of Captain Nicholas and Mary ( ), Johnson, and 

she, his first wife, died September 29th, 1810, leaving no issue. 

In the graveyard on Burial Hill, Plymouth, there are two 
stones erected to the memory of Michael Hodge and his second 
wife, thus inscribed : 

"Michael Hoctee, A. M., graduate of Harvard Collie, formerly 
of Newburyport, Counsellor at Law, died July 6th, 1816, aged 30 
years. Genius and sensibility, science, virtue and benevolence 
adorned his life. The tears of friendship and love embalm his 

"Betsey Hayward, wife of Michael Hodge, died February 27th, 
1871, aged 84 years, 8 months." 


Alltf^s Thacher Genealogy, p. 56. 

Davij^ Landmarks of Plymouth, Mass., pp. IQ2, 134, 223, 934f 258. 

N. E. His. Gen. Register, Vol. XXVI, p. 318. 

Hodge FamUy, p. 247. 

Burtal Hill Grave Yard Inscriptions, pp. 220, 221. 

History of Newburyport, Mass., p. 354. 

907. SusAN^ Thacher (Dr. James,* John,* Col. John,* Hon. CoL 

John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom , 1794, at Plymouth, 

Mass. ; died August 25th, 1862, aged 68 years, at Plymouth, 
Mass., and was buried there on Burial Hill, gravestone. She 
married November ist, 1814, at Plymouth, Mass. (presum- 
ably), to Captain William Bartlett, bom , 1786, at 

Plymouth, Mass. ; died July 30th, 1863, aged 77, at Plymouth, 
Mass., and was buried there on Burial Hill, gravestone. He 
was a son of Joseph Bartlett (bom June i6th, 1762; died 

March 4th, 1835 ; married , 1784) and Rebecca Churdiill 

(bom , 1766; died March 5th, 1821), of Plymouth, Mass. 

Children : 5 (Bartlett), i son and 4 daughters. 

+1538 L Susan Louisa,* bom , 1815; died ; 

married Charles Otis Boutelle. 

1539 il Elizabeth (Betsey) Thacher,* bom , 1818; 

died , at Plymouth, Mass., in childhood and 

was buried there on Burial Hill, gravestone. 
+1540 iii John,* bom June 14th, 1820; di^ ; mar- 
ried Hannah Willard, of Cambridge, Mass. He 
lived at Boston, Mass. 

1541 iv. Eliza Ann,* bom , 1825 ; died , in child- 

hood at Plymouth, Mass., and was buried there 
on Burial Hill, gravestone. 

1542 V. Mary,* bom , 1827. 

^O TkachiT'ThcUcher Gefualogy. [Jan. 

On Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass., are to be seen two gravestones 
thus inscribed:— "William Bartlett, died July 30th, 1863, aged yj 
years." "Susan Thacher, wife of William Bartlett, died August 
2Sth, 1862, aged 68 years." 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 56. 

Davis* Landmarks of Plymouth, Mass., pp. 19, 22, asS- 

Burial Hill, Plymouth Graveyard Inscriftions, pp. 166, 219, 2aa 

Ftto/ Records of Cambridge, Mass,, Vol I, p. 45- 

932, Sylvia^ Rowland (Martha Fearing* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antonv*, Rev. Peter*), bom Novem- 
ber 2nd, 1763, at ; died November 4th, 1825, at ; 

married at Barnstable, Mass., November 25th, 1784, to Walley 
Goodspeed (named after Rev. Thomas Wallev of Barnstable), 

bom , 1757, at ; he resided at Sandwich, Mass., and 

was a farmer, following the sea in early life; he died at 
Sandwich, Mass. (death also recorded at Bamstable), July 
3rd, 1833. He was a son of Joseph Goodspeed (bom Septem- 
ber I7tn, 1736; died ; married June ^, 1756) and Sarah 

Adams, Jr., of Bamstable, Mass. 

Children: 8 (Goodspeed), 6 sons and 2 daughters. 

1543 i. Obed,* bom February 26th, 1786; died Octo- 

ber 2ist, 1864; married Elizabeth McQellan; 
I son. 

1544 ii. Celia,* bom November 20th, 1788; died April 

8th, 1863; married Braddock Fish. 

1545 iii. Walley,* bom February — , 1790; died Septem- 

ber 2nd, 1826 ; not married. 

1546 iv. Harrison,* bom Au^st 20th, 1791 ; died Octo- 

ber loth, 1850 ; married Susan Davis ; 4 children. 

1547 v. Rowland,* bom August 26th, 1795; died July 

20th, 1817 ; probably not married. 

1548 vi. Thomas,* bom March 23rd, 1797; died March 

20th, 1872; married Lucy Rowland; 5 children. 

1549 vii. Joseph,* bom May i6th, 1799; died September 

23rd, 1871 ; married Martha Boume ; 4 diildren. 

1550 viii. Lucy H.,* bom June 2nd, 1802; died October 

i8th, 1857 ; married Zenas Ewer. 

In the above record the dates of death of Walley Goodspeed, 
Senior, and Walley* Goodspeed may be confused. Freeman's Cape 
Cod, Vol. II, p. 151, says Mr. Walley Goodspeed died July 3rd, 1833 ; 
this I have assumed to be Walley Goodspeed, Senior. Another 
authority states that Walley Goodspeed died September 2nd, 1826 ; 
this I have assiuned to be Walley* Goodspeed, as same authorities 
state that he died young. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 87. 

Otis Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 405. 

Freeman's Cape Cod, VoL II, pp. 151, 479. 

1915.I Tkacher-Thatcher Genealogy. 31 

934, LucY^ Rowland (Martha Fearing* Thacher, Rev. Roland," 
Col. John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom 
June 23rd, 1769, at ; died , at Pittsfield, Mass. ; mar- 
ried , at , to John Fairfield, of Pittsfield, Mass. He 

was probably the same John Fairfield who also married her 
sister Elizabeth^ Howland, No. 940. 
Children — ? 

Authority : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 87. 

936. Martha^ Howland (Martha Fearing" Thacher, Rev. Ro- 
land,' Col. John,* Hon. Col. John,« Antony,* Rev. Peter^, 

bom August 28th, 1772, at ; died April 13th, 1841, at 

Barnstable, Mass. ; married January 2nd, 1798, at , to John 

Coleman Howard, bom December 24th, 1769, at West Bam- 
stable, Mass. ; he lived at Bamstable, Mass., for many years 
in the house where James Otis, the patriot, was bom; he 

died November 8th, 185 1, at . He was a son of David 

Howland (bom Bamstable, 8-8-1737; died ; married 

December 15-12-1763 (or March 15th, 1763), and his wife 

Manr Coleman (bom March 27th, 1739; died ; daughter 

of James and Martha (Phinney) Coleman), of Bamstable, 

Children: 5 (Howland), 2 sons and 3 daughters. 

1551 i. Lucy,* bom 14-10-1798; died June 17th, 1777; 

married Thomas" Goodspeed, No. 1548, and had 
5 children. 

1552 ii. Thomas," bom 12-1-1801 ; died , 1882; mar- 

ried, first, Elsa Cannon; married, second, Bath- 
sheba Perry. No issue by either marriage. 

1553 iii. Rowland,® bom 10-3-1803; died Sth month, 

1882; married Grace Noyes Eldre^e and by 
her had 4 children. 

1554 iv. David,® bom 25-6-1805; died . 

1555 V. Martha,® bom 30-11-1807; died 15-5-1838. 

1556 vi. Nathaniel,® bom 10-4-1810; died ; married 

Dorinda Fish; 4 children. 

1557 vii. Weston,® bom 28-2-1813; died . 

1558 viii. Mary,® born 4-7-1815; died 18-5-1843. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 87. 
Howland Genealogy, p. 358. 

939. Abigail (Nabby) Thacher^ Rowland (Martha Fearing,* 
Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* Hon. Col. John,® Antony,* 

Rev. Peter^), bom September 7th, 1779, at ; died June 

24th, 1865, at ; married March 31st, 1802, at Lee, Mass., 

to Gershom Bassett, bom , at ; he resided at Lee, 

Mass., and removed to Amherst, Lorain Co., Ohio, where he 
died . 

32 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

Children: 5 (Bassett), i son and 4 daughters, all bom at Lee, 

1559 i. Lucy Rowland,* bom February 20th, 1803; died 

November 14th, 1894; married Crocker* 
Thacher, No. 1568, under whose record see con- 
tinuation of this line. 

1560 iL Mary Anner,* bom August 14th, 1806; died 

; married Freeman Nye. 

1561 iii. Sophronia,* bom March 14th, 181 1; died ; 

married Lyman Cunningham. 

1562 iv. Roxanna H ,^ bom June 9th, 1814; died 

Febmary 12th, 1817, aged 2 years, 8 months, at 
Lee, Mass. ; gravestone. 

1563 V. Willian N (or C),* bom March sth, 1817. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 68, 80, 87. 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass., pp. 16, 17, 114, 182. 

940. EuzABETH^ Rowland (Martha Fearing* Thacher, Rev. Ro- 
land,* Col. John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), 

bom June 15th, 1782, at ; died , at ; married 

August — , 1859, at SuflFolk, Conn., to John Fairchild (prob- 
ably the same John Fairchild who also married her sister 
Lucy^ Rowland, No. 934). 

Children: — ? I do not know whether there was any issue 
from this marriage or not 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 87. 

941. James^ Rowland (Martha Fearing* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* 
Col. John,* Ron. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom 

May 22nd, 1786, at ; died , 1852, at ; married 

(intention published at Lee, Mass., April 22nd, 1816), 

at , to Ruth Fish (daughter of Prince Fish, bom May 

24th, 1773) ; before marriage she resided at Sandwich and 

Lee, Mass. ; she was bom , at ; died July i6th, 1841, 

at Lee, Mass., aged 43 (or 46), and was bnried there, grave- 

Children: 4 (Rowland), sons. 

1564 i. Roland G^ ,* bom ; died , aged 52, 

at Jacksonville, 111., in an insane asyltun. He 
lived at Quincy, 111., before bein^ placed in the 
asylum. Re married Sarah ^r 4 children. 

1565 ii. Crocker Thacher,* born September 30th, 1819; 

died ; married April 9th, 1848, at Lee, 

Mass., to Lucy Lord Barlow, bom December 
I Sth, 1819; died October 20th, 1870, daughter 
of William B. and Lois (Nye) Barlow, of Lee, 
Mass. 4 children. 

1566 iii. Nathaniel,* bom , 1821 ; died January — , 

1869; not married. 

1915.] Thtuher-Thaicher Genealogy, 33 

1567 iv, Harrison," bom November nth, 1825; died 

; married, first, November 29th, 1846, to 

Lucinda Stedman, bom ; died September 

i6th, 1868, by whom he had 2 daughters; mar- 
ried, second, January 9th, 1870, to Eliza L 


Authorities : 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 87, 88. 

Vital Records of Lee, Mass., pp. 14, 58, 140. 

Freeman's Cape Cod, Vol. II, p. 164. 

945. Timothy^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,* Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom February 
15th, 1774, at Wareham, Mass. ; he lived there and removed 
to Lee, Mass.; he was a ship carpenter, builder and farmer; 
he died October 30th, 1833, in his 60th year, at I-ee, Mass., 
and was buried there; gravestone. He married at Hebron 
(or Marlboro), Conn., December 25th (or 31st), 1799 (inten- 
tion published at Lee, Mass., October 6th, 1799) to Dorothy 
(Dolly) Phelps, bom August 4th, 1774, at Hebron, Conn., and 
lived there or at Marlboro, Conn., until her marriage; died 
April I2th, 1859, ^t Tyringham, Conn., and is said to have 
been buried at Lee, Mass., although no gravestone marks her 
grave. She was a daughter of Captain Solomon Phelps, Jr., 
and his wife, Lucy Lord, whom he married October 24th, 1765. 
Lucy Lord was a daughter of Rev. Epapheas and Lucy 
(Buckeley) Lord. Col. Solomon Phelps, Jr., lived at Hebron, 

Children: 7 (Thacher), 4 sons and 3 daughters, all bom at 
Lee, Mass. 

+1568 1. Crocker,* bom October 9th, 1800; died Octo- 
ber i6th, 1863; married Lucy Howland Bassett, 
No. 1559. 
+1569 ii. Charles Skinner,* bom May sth, 1802; died 
December 14th, 1869; married Atteresta 
1570 iii. Betsey Freeman,* bom January 23rd, 1803 (or 
1804) ; died March 28th, 1820, at Lee, Mass., 
aged 16 years, and was buried there ; gravestone. 
Not married. 
+1571 iv. Buckley,* bom March 22nd, 1806; died Sep- 
tember i6th, 1853 (or 1863) ; married Emerancy 
+IS72 V. Adah Eells,* bom Febmary 2Sth, 1808; died No- 
vember 26th, 1901; married Seth Dickinson 
+1573 vi. Eliel Tobey,* bom Febmary 12th, 1812; died 
December ist, 1894; married, first, Emeline 
Gale; married, second, Diantha Stebbins. 
+1574 vii. Martha,* bom Febmary 5th, 181 5; died June 
(or January) 12th, 1887; married John Sears. 

34 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

At a town meeting at Lee, Mass., March 3rd, i8cx>, Timothy 
Thacher was elected Surveyor of Highways. At Lee, Mass., May, 
1808, Timothy Thacher's cattle mark was thus recorded, "cut upper 
side of right ear, cut under side of left ear." 

Captain Solomon Phelps, Jr., was a son of Lieut Solomon 
Phelps, of Hebron, Conn., by his wife Temperance Barber (daugh*- 
ter of David and Hannah (Post) Barber, of Hebron, Conn.) Lieut 
Solomon Phelps was a son of Captain Nathaniel Phelps (First 
Town Qerk of Hebron, Conn.) by his wife Hannah Bissell (daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Abigail (Holcomb) Bissell, of Windsor, Conn.). 
Captain Nathaniel Phelps was a son of Lieut. Timothy Phelps, of 
Wmdsor, Conn., by his wife Mary Griswold (daughter of Edward 

and Margaret ( ) Griswold, of Windsor and Killingsworth, 

Conn.). Lieut. Timothy Phelps was a son of Williiam Phelps, of 
Windsor (the emigrant, and one of the first founders of Windsor) 
by his second wife, Mary Dover. Marlboro was set off from 
Hebron in 1803 and was established as an ecclesiastical society in 
1747. Captain Solomon Phelps lived near the Marlboro and Hebron 


The late Miles W. Graves of Hartford, Conn. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 56-58. 

Lef Vital Records, pp. 92, 93, 231. 

His great grandson, H. £. Thatcher, of Branford, Conn. 

Records of Lee, Mass., from incorporation till 1801, pp. 105, 132, 169. 

Hebron Town Records. 

History of Lee, Mass, 

946. LucY^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom August 17th, 
1775, at Wareham, Mass. ; died at Lee, Mass., April ^th, 1802, 
and was buried there. She was married September 2nd, 1792, 
at Rochester, Mass., to Nathan Tobey, bom February ist, 
1757, at Sandwich, Mass. ; he lived successively at Sandwich, 
Brookfield, Wareham and Lee, Mass. He was a sailor, a tailor, 
and served in the Revolutionary War. He died at Lee, Mass., 
September — (about the last), 1805, and was buried there. 
He was a son of Joshua and Maria (Tobey) Tobey, of Sand- 
wich, Mass. 

Children: 2 (Tobey), sons, both born at Wareham, Mass. 

1575 i. Eliel,* bom May 26th, 1793; died at Lee, Mass., 

December 29th, 1809, aged 16, "the last mem- 
ber of the family," "of a wound Red* by a 
rakestail;" gravestone. Not married, 

1576 ii. Joshua,* bom June 13th, 1795 ; died there May 

loth, 1796. 
Nathan Tobey was a seaman on the portledge bill of the officers 
and crew of the sloop Republic, Captain John Foster Williams, 
August 26th to November iSth, 1776. Also Nathan Tobey, Jr., 
was a private on muster and payroll of Captain Simeon Fish,'s 
Company of Col. Freeman's Regiment, September 8th, 1778; ser- 

1915.] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. 35 

vice on alarm at Dartmouth and Falmouth. Also private on pay 
abstract of Captain Simeon Fish's Company of Col. Freeman's 
Regiment for 5 days service, marched on Alarm at Falmouth, Sep- 
tember, 1779, by order of Brigadier Otis. He learned the trade of 
tailor and removed to Brookfield, where he bought a tract of land, 
Tuly 2nd, 1782, which he sold April 17th, 1784. He removed to 
Wareham and was a trader there in 1793. He removed to Lee, 
where he spent the rest of his life. He died about the last of Sep- 
tember, 1805. Roland Thatcher administered his estate. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 56. 
Tohey Genealogy, pp. 70, iia 

947. Abigail^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,* Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom May 
27th, 1777, at Wareham, Mass. ; died of consumption at Lee, 
Mass., January 13th, 1846, aged 68 years, 7 months and 17 

days, and was buried there; gravestone. She married 

(intention published January 23rd> 1802), at , to Joshua 

Briggs, bom October 21st, 1775, at ; he lived at Ware- 
ham, Mass., and removed to Lee in 1802; he died July 21st, 
1830, aged 54 years, 9 months, at Lee, Mass., and was buried 
there; gravestone. 

Children: 4 (Briggs), i son and 3 daughters, all bom at Lee, 

1577 i. Elizabeth,* bom blind, December loth, 1812; 

died October 2nd, 1834, aged 21 years, 9 months, 

at Lee, Mass., and was buried there ; g^vestone. 

Not married. 
-1-1578 ii. Emeline,* bom December 15th, 181^; died May 

4th, 1866; married William Willard Bridgman. 
+1579 iii. Harriet,* bom November (or December) 13th, 

1816; died ; married Enoch Comstock. 

1580 iv. Joshua,* bom April — , 1820; died April 20th 

(or 2ist), 1820, at Lee, Mass., and was buried 

there ; gravestone. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57, 89. 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass., pp. 24, 92, 187. 
J. M. Lincoln, an authority on Wareham Records. 

948. Roland^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,* Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Febra- 
ary 6th, 1779, at Wareham, Mass. ; he lived at Lee, Mass., and 
died there May 5th, 1809, and was there buried; gravestone. 
He married, first, March 24th, 1803, at Lee, Mass., to Betsey 
Freeman, bom March 27th, 1779, at Lee, Mass. ; died Janu- 
ary i6th, 1804, aged 24 years, 9 months, 20 days, at Lee, 
Mass.; gravestone. She was a daughter of Elisha Freeman 
(bom November 21st, 1741 ; died January 20th, 1823 ; married 

36 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

November 12th, 1767), by his wife Elizabeth Perciva! (born 
November 3, 1748; died May 14, 1832), of Lee, Mass. 
Children: None. 

Roland^ Thacher married a second time, November 28th, 
1805, at Lee, Mass., to Lucretia Hinckley, bom October 13th, 

I783> at Lee, Mass. ; died , at . She was a daughter 

of Herman and Lydia ( ) Hinckley, of Lee, Mass. 

Children: 2 (Thacher), i son and i daughter, both bom at 
Lee, Mass. 

+1581 i. Lucy,* bom November i6th, 1806; died ; 

married Samuel Drake. 

1582 ii. Roland," bom , 1808; died December 30th, 

1828; probably not married. 
Lucretia (Hinckley) Thacher, widow of Roland^ Thacher, mar- 
ried a second time at Lee, Mass., May 30th, 1810, to James Ball, 
and probably removed from Lee, Mass. Whether she had issue by 
her second marriage or not is unknown to me ; but it is here imma- 
terial, as they would not be of Thacher blood. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57, 68, 69. 

Vital Records of Lee, Afass,,pp, 93, 165, 166, asi, 232. 

Freeman Genealogy, pp. 49, 88. 

949. Stephen^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,' Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom March 
6th, 1781, at Wareham, Mass.; he lived until 17 years old at 
Wareham, Mass., when he removed to Lee, Mass., until 1852, 
when he removed to Saratoga Springs, N. Y., where he died 
Monday morning, March ist, 1880, or Sunday evening, Febra- 
ary 29th, 1880, and was probably buried at Saratoga, N. Y., 
or Lee, Mass. (I have no record of his burial.) He mar- 
ried July 2nd, 1806, at Lee, Mass., to Hannah Bassett, bom 
May 30th, 1784, at Lee, Mass. ; died September 13th (or 14th), 
1848, aged 64, at Lee, Mass., and was there buried; grave- 
stone. She was a daughter of Nathaniel Bassett (bom Sand- 
wich, Mass., , 1758; died at Lee, Mass., May 6th, 1846, 

aged 88) and Bethiah (bom , 1761, at Sandwich, 

Mass. ; died March 20th, 1849, ^^ about 87 or 88 years), of 

Lee, Mass. 

Children: 3 (Thacher), i son and 2 daughters, all bom at 

Lee, Mass. 

4-1583 i. Maria Louisa,* bom December 25th, 1809; died 

; married Jared Ingersoll, Jr. 

1584 ii. George,* bom September 12th, 181 1 ; died March 
17th, 1852, at Lee, Mass. ; married October 3rd, 

1833, at (intention published at Lee, Mass., 

September 7th, 1833), to Eliza M. Brown, of 
Southwick. No issue. 
+1585 iii. Caroline,* bom April 28th, 1821 ; died May 21st, 
1872; married Dr. Horatio S. Cobb. 

igiSO Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. 37 

Stephen^ Thacher lived in Wareham, Mass., until he was sev- 
enteen years old, at which time his father decided to remove to 
Lee, whither some of his friends had already preceded him. He 
was determined to move, but the question of how and when he 
became important, for in those davs railroads were tmknown and a 
journey of 150 miles was as hiuch of an undertaking as a journey 
from Boston to San Francisco would be now. It was finally 
decided to move in February while the sleighing was good. Accord- 
ingly a large ox-sled was provided, upon which the household goods 
were loaded, and which was drawn by a yoke of oxen, with a horse 
in the lead. They started about the 20^ of the month and were 
seventeen days on the trip, striking the Boston and Albany turn- 
pike, the great thoroughfare of those days, near Worcester. So 
long were they upon the road that the same stages and drivers passed 
and repassed them several times on their trips between Boston and 
Albany: They arrived at their destination on Saturday. News of 
their coming had preceded them, and a company of their old friends 
came out to escort them in, meeting them near what is now known 
as "Green Water Pond,^' in the town of Becket. Deacon Roland* 
Thacher bought a farm of about; 300 acres a little north of the 
yillag^ of Lee. Stephen^ Thacher remained on his farm about 
three years, and there determined to ship as a whaler, which was 
then a very profitable business. Accordingly in the spring of 1801 
he went to Hudson, N. Y., for that purpose; but, finding no imme- 
diate chance to ship, he procured work, intending to remain there 
tiritil a good opportunity presented itself. None, however, oflFerinp; 
itself, he returned home in the autumn, where he remained until 
the following spring, when he, in company with others, engaged 
to labor on the turnpike then being built between Albany and 
Schenectady, N. Y. He continued on this work five seasons of 
seven months each, a part of the time as overseer. Returning to 
Lee, he engaged in manufacturing, and was the pioneer in several 
important enterprises, building a powder mill, which he operated 
until the embargo of 1809 caused its suspension in 181 1. He also 
built a wire factory and continued the manufacture of wire until 
after the War of 1812, when English wire coming in, he could not 
compete with it. He also built and operated a chair factory for 
several years. He built the first paper mill on the Housatonic River 
in Lee, and remained in this business until his retirement from active 
life in 1852. In connection with this he established the manufacture 
and sale of Navarino bonnets, which were very popular and fashion- 
able at that time, and for a season this proved a very profitable 
business. His mind was always active and of an inventive turn, 
he was always seeking to improve upon the methods tihen employed ; 
and thus he introduced many useful improvements in the manu- 
facture of paper, some of which are still in use. Not content with 
the manner of manufacturing paper a sheet at a time and by hand, 
he conceived the idea of making it in a continuous sheet by machin- 
ery. He obtained a reluctant consent from his partners and an 
appropriation of $1,500.00 from the firm to experiment in that 


38 Tkcuher-Thatcher Genealogy, [Jan. 

direction. The result was that in less than six weeks and before 
the appropriation was exhausted, he presented a sheet of paper 
of the ordinary width and several feet in length. His partners were 
astonished. This invention of his was the origin of the cylinder 
machine for the manufacture of paper, which is still used in many 
mills. Stephen^ Thacher possessed the confidence and esteem of the 
entire community and was honored with many important trusts. 
He was appointed Justice of the Peace for seven successive terms, 
28 years m all ; he was known as Squire Thacher so long that his 
baptismal name was almost forgotten, and was in fact unknown 
to many. He was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, 1829- 
1831, and while in that body was the originator of measures that 
were of much value to manufacturers, especially to owners of mill 
sites. In the year 1852, being somewhat advanced in years and 
desirous of retiring from active business, he sold out his interests 
in Lee and removed to Saratoga Springs, where he lived until his 

AirrHORiTiEs : 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57, 69, 70-71. 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass,, pp. 16, 93, 166. 
History of Lee, Mass,, pp. 10, 21. 

950. Adah^ Thacher (Deacon Roland,* Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom December 12th, 
1783 (or 1784), at Wareham, Mass.; died March 23rd, 1812, 
in her 29th year, at Lee, Mass., and was buried there ; grave- 
stone. She married at Lee, Mass., June i8th, 1804 (or June 
24th, 1805, latter date probably incorrect), to John Eells, Jr., 
of Stockbridge, Mass. (as his first wife) ; after marriap^e he 
is thought to have lived at Lee, Mass., as two of his children 
by his second marriage were bom there. He was bom May 

nth, 1780, at ; he died October 17, 1826, at Stockbridge, 

Mass., being killed by beii^ run over by a cartload of apples. 
He was a son of John Eells and of Elizabeth Lord, who 
lived at . 

Children: None. 

John Eells, Jr., married a second time, February 9th, 

1813, at , to Hannah Comstock, bom , at ; died 

Apnl I2th, 1875, 2it . She was a daughter of and 

of , who resided at . 

Children by second marriage: 6 (Eells), 2 sons and 4 daugh- 
ters, first 2 bom at Lee, Mass. Not in Thacher line. 

1. Adah Thacher, bom December 6th, 1813; died December 
loth, 1865; married Charles Bangs, of Lenox, Mass.; 
children, 5 (Bangs), 2 sons, 3 daughters. 

2. David B-- — (or E ), bom March 12th, 1815; died 

July 3rd, 1879 5 Jnarried Sarah Wells, of Pittsfield, Mass. ; 

children, i. William F , lives in Boston, and has i 

son. 2. Alice. 3. Elizabeth. 

1915-1 ThachiT'Thatcher Genealogy, 39 

3. Mary C , bom January 27th, 181 7 ; died December 5th, 

1865; married at Lee, Mass., October 13th, 1842, to Bar- 
nabas Hinckley, of Lenox, Mass. No children. 

4. Richard P , bom July Sth, 1818; died ; married 

July 14th, 1845, to Catherine M Onderdonk, bom 

; died Febmary — , 1863. Resided at Nyack, N. Y. 

No children. 

5. Elizabeth H , bom October ist, 1821 ; died May loth, 

1843, ^g^d 20, at Lee, Mass., of puerperal fever; married 
March 24th, 1842, at Lee, Mass., to John B. Easland (as 
his first wife) ; child, i son, Charles Edward, bom at 
Lee, Mass., April 23rd, 1843. ]^^ B. Easland married, 
second, to Elizabeth Ann Andrews, who died at Lee, 
Mass., March 30th, 1845, ^iged 24, of puerperal fever, by 
whom he had i chUd, Allen John, bom March 21st, 1845. 

John B. Easland married a third time (intention 

published at Lee, Mass., September nth, 1847, ^^ which 

date he was 28 years old and a widower), at , to 

Amelia L. Bentley. (John B. Easland was a son of John 
and Sophronia ( ) Easland). 

6. Sarah A , bom February loth, 1824; died ; mar- 
ried Fernando Kilboume, of New Brighton, S. I., N. Y. 
No issue. 

AuTH(»aTiES : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 57. 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass,, pp. 39i 129, 139, 165, 196. 
Miss Nettie Bamum Eells, of New York City. 

952. Thirza^ Crocker (Sylvia* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony, * Rev. Peter*), bom September 19th, 
1769, at Cotuit, Mass.; died April 29th, 1828, at Cotuit, 
Mass., and was buried there in Little River Cemetery ; grave- 
stone. She married April 5th, 1792, at Cotuit, Mass., to Cap- 
tain James Childs, bom May 22, 1767; baptized May 24tn, 

1767, at ; died January ist, 1834, in 66th year, at Cotuit, 

Mass., and was buried there in Little River Cemetery ; grave- 
stone. He was a son of James Childs (bom April 22, 1725) 
and his wife Mary Parker (daughter of David Parker, Esq.), 
of Bamstable, Mass. 

Children: 6 (Childs), 5 sons and i daughter, all bom at 
Cotuit, Mass. 

1586 i. Daniel,* bom October 17th, 1793; died January 

26th, 1857; married September 20th, 1818, to 
Abigail S. Lovell. He resided at Bamstable. 

1587 ii. James,* bom December 12th, 1797; died May 

30th, 1867; married September 21st (or 28th), 
1820, to Elizabeth (Betsey) Crocker. 7 children. 

1588 iii. Alexander Crocker,* bom November 20th, 1799; 

died September sth, 1873; married, first (inten- 
tion published Bamstable, January 29th, 1833), 
to Sarah Bacon Crocker, No. 1596, who died 

40 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

June 9th (or loth), 1836, leaving no issue; mar- 
ried, second (intention published at Barnstable, 
January 6th, 1838), to Lucy Crocker Shaw; 5 

1589 iv. George Crocker,* bom April 15th, 1801; died 

; married Mary H Nichols, by whom 

he had 2 daughters. 

1590 V. Dorcas S ,• bom October 26th, 1804; died 

April 26th, i8iB3; married February 19th, 1824, 
to John Coleman ; i daughter. 

1591 vi. Zenas Crocker,* bom January nth, 1808; died 

August 8th, 1808, at Cotuit, Mass., aged 7 
months and 7 days, and was buried there in 
Marston Mills Cemetery; gravestone. 
A James Childs married at Bamstable, Mass., September 19th, 
1833, to Anna A. Estabrook. It is possible that after the death of 
Thirza^ (Crocker) Childs, her husband may have married a sec- 
ond time to this Anna A. Estabrook. 

Miss Susan Annette Crocker, of Santuit, Be. Co., Mass. 
Stanley W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 
Otis Barnstable Families, Vol I, pp. 185, 186. 

953. LucY^ Crocker (Sylvia* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom August 28th, 
177 1, at Cotuit, Mass. ; died October 9th, 1853, at Bamstable, 
Mass., aged 82, and was buried at Cotuit, Mass. ; gravestone. 
She married November — , 1798, to Rev. Philander Shaw (as 
his second wife), bom November 27th, 1767, at Marshfield, 
Mass.; Harvard College, 1792; A. M., Brown University, 
179s; Congregational Minister, ordained September 23rd, 
I795» at Eastham, and held pastorate of Second Congr^- 
tional Church there until 1838. Represented Eastham in 
Massachusetts General Court, 1837-38. He died at Eastham, 
Mass., October loth, 184 1, aged 73. He was a son of Rev. 
William Shaw by his wife Ann Crocker, who resided at 
Marshfield, Mass. 

Children: 7 (Shaw), 5 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
Eastham, Mass. 

1592 i. Philander,* bom December (or November) — , 

1799; died January 17th, 1800, aged 7 weeks, at 
Eastham, Mass., and was buried there in Her- 
ring Pond Cemetery ; g^vestone. 

1593 li. Dorcas Doane,* bom , 1800; died Septem- 

ber 23rd, 1804, in her 4th year, at Eastham, 
Mass., and was buried there in Herring Pond 
Cemetery; gravestone. 

1594 iii. William,* bom ; died , young. 

1595 iv. Oakes,* bom , 1807; died February 23rd, 

1816, aged 9 years, at Eastham, Mass., and was 
buried tfiere in Herring Pond Cemetery. 

191 5-] Thacher-TkatcJur Genealogy, 4 1 

1596 V. Lucy Crocker,* bom June 20th, 181 1 ; died Janu- 

ary I2th, 1891 ; married (intention published 
January 6th, 1838), at Barnstable to Alexander 
Crocker* Childs, No. 1588, as his second wife, 
and bv him she had 5 children. 

1597 vL Joseph C ,• bom , 1813; died February 

4th, 1816, aged 3 years, at Eastham, Mass., and 
; was buried there in Herring Pond Cemetery; 


1598 vii. Joseph P ,• bom ; died ; he settled 

m Roxbury, Mass. ; he married Sarah Heath, by 
whom he had 4 children. 
Reverend Philander Shaw married, first, November 19th, 1795, 
at Eastham, Mass. (ceremony performed by Rev. Jonathan Bas- 
com), to Dorcas (or Dorothy) Doane, bora October 12th, 1778, at 
Eastham, Mass. ; died "of a languishment'' July 17th, 1797, in her 
19th year, at Eastham, Mass., and was buried tfiere m Herrine 
Pond Cemetery; gravestone. She was a daughter of Joel and 
Mehitabel (Walker) Doane, of Eastham, Mass. By this first mar- 
riage there was no issue. 

Freemav^s Cape Cod, Vol. II, p. 41a 
Stanley W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 
Mayflower Descendant, Vol IX, p. yo. 
Otis Barnstable Families, Vol I, p. 242. 
Doane Family, p. 152. 
Brown University Historical Catalogue, 1764-1894, p. J38. 

954. Roland Thacher^ Crocker (Sylvia* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' 
Col. Tohn,* Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom 
March 7th, 1773, at Cotuit, Mass. ; he lived at Cotuit, where 
he was the first postmaster; he kept a store and sold ''wine, 
rum and brandy"; he died October 22nd, 1846, at Cotuit, 
Mass., and was buried in Marston Mills Cemetery, Barnsta- 
ble Co., Mass. He married (intention published at Barn- 
stable, September 3rd, 1808), at , to Rebecca Jenkins 

Bacon, bom Barnstable, December 7th, 1784; died at Bam- 
stable, Jtme 13th, 1848, and was buried in Marston Mills 
Cemetery. She was a daughter of Ebenezer Bacon, of Bam- 
stable by his second wife, Rebecca ? 

Children : — . I have no record of any issue by this marriage. 

Authorities : 
Susan Annette Crocker, of Santuit, Mass. 
Stanley W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 
History of Barnstable Co:, Mass., pp. 403-4. 
Otis Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 240. 

955. EzRA^ Crocker (Sylvia* Thacher, Rev. Roland," Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom March 21st, 
^775* 2tt Cotuit, Mass.; he lived at Cotuit, Mass., where he 
was a tavern keeper and blacksmith; he died at Cotuit (i. e.. 
West Barnstable), Mass., April 9th, 1843, ^^^ ^^^^^ buried in 

^2 Tkachgr-TheUchir Genealogy. [Jan. 

Marston Mills Cemetery; gravestone. He married, first, , 

at , to Temperance Crocker, bom July 28th, 1776, at 

Barnstable; died June (or January), sth, 1812, at Cotuit, 
Mass., and was buried m Marston Mills Cemetery; grave- 
stone. She was a datighter of Daniel Crocker, of Barnstable, 
Mass., by either his second wife, Phebe Winslow, of Har- 
wich, whom he married in 1735, or by his third wife, Bath- 
sheba Jenkins. 
Children: i (Crocker), son, bom at Cottiit, Mass. 

1599 i. David,^ bom January 24th, 1805 ; died May 20th 
(28th or 29th), 1875; married, first, Julia Scud- 
der; married, second, Elizabeth Crocker* Childs, 
daughter of James* Childs and his wife Elizabeth 
(Betsey) Crocker (see Nos. 952 and 1587). 
Ezra^ Crocker married a second time November — , 1812, 

at Barnstable, to Lydia Nye, bora February 6th, 1777, at ; 

died February 3rd, 1870, aged 93, at Barnstable, Mass., and 
was bured at Marston Mills Cemetery. She was a daughter of 
Silvanus Nye (bom August 12th, 1744, at Sandwich, Mass. ; 
died between July 8th and November 14th, 1820) and his 

wife Rebecca ? 

Children: None. 

In Marston Mills Cemetery there are two stones thus in- 
scribed : 

"In Memory of Ezra Crocker who died April 9th, 1843, ^ig^d 68 

A worthy man." 

"Here lies the body of Mrs. Temperance Crocker wife of Mr. Ezra 

Crocker; she died January 5th, 1812 in the 36th year of her age." 

Authorities : 
Miss Susan Annette Crocker, of Santuit, Mass. 
Stanley W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 
Oti^ Barnstable Families, Vol. I, pp. 240-1. 
Nye Genealogy, pp. 108, 109. 

956. Alvan^ Crocker (Sylvia* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John," Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom May 6th, 1777, 
at Cotuit, Mass. ; he lived at Barnstable, Mass., and died there 
November 22nd, 1862, in his 86th year, and was buried in 

Marston Mills Cemetery; eravestone; he married, first, , 

at , to Phebe Crocker, oorn March 9th, 1781, atBarnesta- 

ble; died October i8th, 1825, in her 45th year, at Cotuit, 
Mass.; and was buried in Marston Mills Cemetery; grave- 
stone. She was a daughter of Winslow Crocker (bom De- 
cember 31st, 1755, at ; died ; married June 30th, 

1780), and his wife Mercy Blush (bom April i8th, 1762; 

died ; daughter of Silas and Nancy (Tobey) Blush), of 

Barnstable, Mass. 

Children: 4 (Crocker), 2 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 

Bamstable, Mass. 

iQisO Thacker-Tkatcher Genealogy, 43 

1600 i. Hannah,® bom December ist, 1806; died ; 

married N S Spooner. 

1601 ii. Arthur W ,® bom July 7th, 1807; died Feb- 

ruary 19th, 1852; married, first, Mary D 

Fish ; married, second, Temperance Hall ; he had 
3 children by his first wife. 

1602 iii. Heman,* bom June i6th, 1809; died ; mar- 

ried, first, Sylvia Giflford Holway; married, sec- 
ond, Ly(Ua Barber; he had 3 dhildren by first 
wife and i by second wife. 

1603 IV. Eliza,' bom , 1812 ; died April 19th, 1816, 

in her 4th year, at Barnstable, Mass., and was 

buried in Marston Mills Cemetery; gravestone. 

Alvan^ Crocker was married a second time December 

31st, 1832, at Bamstable, by Rev. Phineas Fish, to Lucy T 

(or F) Sampson, bom March — , 1793; died October 

17th, 1872, aged 79 years and 7 months, and was buried at 
Marston Mills Cemetery ; gravestone. 
Children: None. 

Authorities : 
Miss Susan Annette Crocker, of Santuit, Mass. 
Stanley W. Smith, of Boston, Mass. 
Oti^ Bamstable Families, VoL I, p. 24a 

961. Abigail^ Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland," Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom February 12th, 

1775, at Wareham, Mass.; died , at ; she married 

at Wareham, Mass., March 3rd (or 30th), 1797, to Ebenezer 
White, of Wareham, Mass., by whom she had the following: 

Children: 5 (White), sons. 

1604 i. Roland Thacher,* bom March ist, 1799. 

1605 ii. Andrew,* bom July 14th, 1801; di^ Novem- 

ber 13th, 1802. 

1606 iii. Albert Galatin,* bom August 31st, 1803. 

1607 iv. David Nye,* bom August 22nd, 1805. 

1608 V. James Madison,* bom March 2nd, 1809. 

The Wareham Records show the marriage of an Abigail Nye 
to Ephraim Chubbock on September 5th, 1792. It is possible that 
the above Abigail^ Nye (No. 961) may have marned, first, to 
Ephraim Chubbock; tnat she married to Ebenezer White is dear 
from the name of her first child, who was named after Abigail^ 
Nye's grandfather. Rev. Roland* Thacher. 

Authorities : 
J. M. Lincoln, an authority on Wareham and Rochester, Mass., Records. 
Nye Genealogy, p. 123. 

963. Desire^ Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom , at Ware- 
ham, Mass.; died , at ; married , at , to 

David Peirce (son of Jesse and Ruth ( ) Peirce of Ware- 

^^ Thachit-Thatcker Genealogy. [Jan. 

ham, Mass.)f of Wareham, Mass., by whom she had the 


Children: 6 (Peirce), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all born at 

Wareham, Mass. 

1609 L Salome,* bom ; died ; married Hugh 

Merriam of Warehain, Mass. 

1610 ii. Ruth,* bom ; died ; married John 

Bumpas of Wareham, Mass. 

I(5li iii. Mary,* born ; died ; married first, John 

McCoy; married second, David Harlow of 

1612 iv. David,* bom ; died . 

1613 V. Otis,* borii ; died ; married Hannah 

1614- vi. Lucy,* born — -\ died — — ; married first, 

Rowland S Bumpas; married second, 

Deacon Brownell Tripp of Acushnet. 

Nye Genealogy, p. 123. 
Peirce Genealogy^ pp. 88, 17 r, 419. 

964. ToANNA^ Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter* J, bom , at Ware- 
ham, Mass.; died , at ; mamed , at Wareham, 

Mass., to Richard Peirce (son of Jesse and Ruth ( ) 

Peirce or Wareham, Mass.), of Wareham, Mass., by whom 
she had the following: 

Children: 3 (Peirce) 2 sons and i daughter, all borh at 

161 5 1. Benjamin.* 

1616 ii. Richard.* 

1617 iil Betsey.* 


Uye Genealogy, p. ia3. 

Peirce Genealogy, pp. 88, 171, 419. 

965. LucY^ Thacher Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* CoL 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom May 
20th, 1781, at Wareham, Mass.; died March 6th, 1845, at 
Wareham, Mass., and was buried there in Parker Mills Ceme- 
tery; she married October 15th, 1812 (intention published 
September 27th, 1812), at Wareham, Mass., to William Bar- 
rows (as his second wife), bom November 3rd, 1778, at ; 

he lived at Wareham and died there December 27th, 1866, 
and was there buried. 

Children: 3 (Barrows), sons. 

1618 i. Jonathan Thrasher* (sic), bom March 6th, 1814. 

1619 11. David Nye,* bom Aufftist 27th, 1816. 

1620 iii Charles,* bom July Stii, 1820; died , 1822. 

William Barrows married, first, to Ann ? bom 9-9- 

1782; died 9-11-1811, by whom he had the following: 

I9I5*] Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. 45 

Children: 3 (Barrows), i son and 2 daughters, not in Thacher 

1. William White, bom , 1804. 

2. Hannah Gushing, bom , 1806. 

3. Ann White, bom , 1809. 

Dr. Charles C. Barrows of New York City is a grandson of 
Lucy Thacher^ Nye. 

Nye Genealogy, p. las. 
J. M. Lincoln, an authority on Wareham and Rochester Records. 

966. Rev. Jonathan^ Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom March 
5th, 1783, at Wareham, Mass.; he lived successively at St 
Albans and Newfane, Vermont, Claremont, N. H., Philips- 
burg P. O., Canada, and Fort Madison, Iowa, in which latter 
place he died April ist, 1843, ^^^ where he was buried. He 
was a Congregational clergyman. He married July 4th, 1807, 
at St. Albans, Vt, to Mary (Polly) Rhodes, bom September 
20th, 1790, at St Albans, Vt ; died April 26th, 1837, at Clare- 
mont, N. H. She was a datighter of Anthony and Betsey 
(Armington) Rhodes, of St Albans, Vt 

Children: 7 (Nye), 4 sons and 3 daughters. 

1621 I David Thacher Rhodes,* bora October 8th, 1808 ; 

died January — ^ 1890; married Emily Betsey 

1622 ii. William A.,® bora October 9th, 1812 ; died y 

at Richmond, Va., where he was connected with 
the newspaper Whig; he had no family. 

1623 iii. Nelson Blucher,* bora December 19th, 1814; 

died ; married Harriet Murdoch Shaw. 

1624 iv. Elizabeth Armington,* bom May 20th (or 26th), 

1817; died February i8th, 1883; married Rev. 
Asa Nye Bodfish. 

1625 V. Holden R.,* bom September 28th, 1819; died 

January 17th, 1889; married Harriet Augusta 

1626 vi. Mary Jane,* bora Sratember 22nd, 1821 (or 

1822); died April I3tn, 1882; married August 
5th, 1846, at Bangor, Me., to Dr. George Augus- 
tus Charles Shurtleff. No issue. 

1627 viL Sarah Ann,* bora June 23rd, 1825 ; died Febra- 

ary 5th, 1898; married Edmund Weston. 

It is said that Rev. Jonathan^ Nye was a mason of high d^^ee, 
and that he founded a lodge at Fort Madison, Iowa, and that his 
portrait is in the rooms of the Lodge. He was the second Pastor 
of the Congr^^tional Church at Newfane, Vermont, being installed 
there Novemt^r 6th, 181 1, and dismissed therefrom December 26tih, 

46 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. [Jan. 

Authorities : 
Nye Genealogy, pp. 205-6. 
Shurtleg Genealogy, Vol. I, p. 155. 

J. M. Lincoln, an authority on Wareham and Rochester, Mass., Records. 
Miss Mary Agnes Burton, of Detroit, Mich. 
Vermont Gazetteer, Vol. V, p. 483. 
History of Claremont, N. H. 

967. David^ Nye (Desire* Thacher, Rev. Roland,' Col. John/ Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bora April 22nd, 1785, at 
Wareham, Mass. ; he lived at Wareham, Mass., where he was 
a salt manufacturer from 1814 to 1833; he was a Selectman 
1831-2-3; Justice of the Peace in 1830, 1838 and 1845 > he was 
on the first Board of Directors and was President of the 
Wareham Bank and was also an iron manufacturer. He 
died at Albany, N. Y., May oth, 1863. He was married at 
Wareham by the Rev. Noble Everett on June 14th, 1810 (in- 
tention published May 27th, 1810), to Lucy Fearing, bora 
Wareham, Mass., June 20th, 1789 ; died at Rhinebeck, N. Y., 
Febraary 22nd, 1868. She was a daughter of Brigadier-Gen- 
eral Israel Fearing by his wife Lucy Bourne, who resided at 
Wareham, Mass. 

Children: 5 (Nye), 2 sons and 3 daughters, all bora at Ware- 

1628 i. Desire Thacher,® bora June 2nd, 1815; died 

— -; married Charles C. Ellis of Wareham; 
according to Allen's Thacher Genealogy^ p. 88, 
she previously married Alfred Wilde of Rhine- 
beck, N. Y. 

1629 ii. Lucy Ann,* born April 5th, 1816; died June 

i8th, 1833; not married. 

1630 iii. David,* bora August i, 1821; died , 1858;" 

went to Calif oraia ; he married and left issue. 

1631 IV. Israel Fearing,® bora April 25th, 1823; died 

; went to Calif oraia. 

1632 V. Mary Adams,* bora May 22nd, 1825; died- — ; 

married Capt. William Nott. 

Authorities : 
Nye Genealogy, pp. 206, 318. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 88. 
J. M. Lincoln, an authority on Wareham and Rochester Records. 

975. Sarah (Sally)^ Thacher (Lot,* Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bora August 6th, 
1779, at Wareham, Mass.; died September 6th, 1809 (or Sep- 
tembiir i6th, 1810), at Hudson, N. Y., and was there buried. 

She married , 1799, at Wareham (or Rochester), Mass., 

to Barnabas^ Waterman (Perez,* Perez,* John,* Deacon John,* 
Robert,* Thomas*), bora Bridgewater, Mass., September 23rd, 
1776; he lived at Bridgewater and Oakham, Mass., and at 
Hudson, N. Y*, and was a carpenter and builder. He died 
at Hudson, N. Y., June 4th, 1839, and was there buried. 

igiSO Thctchir'TheUcher Genealogy. 47 

He was a son of Perez Waterman (born June 9th, 1739, at 

^ Mass. ; died , 182 1, at Oakham, Mass.), by his wife 

Abigail Cofiin Huz2rv (of Nantucket, Mass.), who resided at 

Bri^ewater until 1800 and afterwards at Oakham, Mass. 

Qiildren: 5 (Waterman), 3 sons and i daughter and sex not 


+1633 i. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney,' bom January 

18th, 1801 ; died November 22nd, 1884; married 

Qiarlotte Chapouil. 
+1634 iL Geoiige,* bom ^ 1805; died ; married 

Lucy Ditson (or Delano). 
+1635 ^^^* Joshua Tobey,® bom September — , 1807; died 

January i6th, 1891; married, first, Delia Hyatt 

Fennoyer; married, second, Jeanette Ten Eyck. 

1636 IV. Sally Abigatil,* bom ; died ^ aged 2 


1637 V. Infant® (sex not stated), bom September 6th, 

1809 (or September i6tii, 1810) ; died at birth 
at Hudson, N. Y., and was buried in graveyard 
with its mother. 


Alltr^s Thacher Genealogy, p. 57- 

N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XXXDC, p. ga 

Wm. H. Rainey, of Kinderhook. N. Y., a descendant < 

Henry Waterman George, of Brooklyn, N. Y., a descendant 

976. David^ Thacher (Lot,® Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* Hon. Col- 
John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom August 28th, 1781, at 
Wareham, Mass. ; he lived at Newport, IL I., and at Boston, 

Mass.; he died August 22nd (or 23rd), 184^, at , and 

was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Qmibndge, Mass.; he 
married October ist, 1808, to Rebecca Deblois, bom October 
— , 1787, at Newport, R. I., and was baptized there in Trinity 
Church at the age of 3 months on January — , 1788; died 

^ 1848, at , and was buried at Mt. Aubum Cemeteiy, 

Cambridge, Mass. She was a datighter of Stephen Deblois, 

(bom , 1735, at Oxford, Eng.; died Febmary 15th, 1805, 

ap^ed 70, at Newport, R. L; married March isth, 1779, and 
his second wife Jane Brown (bom October 28th, 1752, at New- 
port, R. I. ; died July 8th, 1829, aged 78, at Newport, R. I. ; 
dau^ter of John and Ann (Chapman) Brown), who resided 
successively at Boston, Mass., Newport, R. I., and New York 

Children: 8 (Thacher), 4 sons and 4 daughters; order oi 
birth not vouched for. 

1638 1. (daughter),^ bom ; died August 4th, 1811, 

at Newport, R. I. 

1639 ii Geoiige Lewis ist,* bom ; baptized Trinity 

Church, Newport, R. I., August 4th, 1812 ; died 
, at Newport, R. I., September 3rd, 1813. 

^g Thacher-Thatcher Getua/ogy. [Jan. 

+1640 iii. Edward H.,® born ; died ; married 

?; he was living in New York City in 1872. 

+1641 iv. Harriet,* bom ; died ; married, first, 

Wm. H Bartlett of Newburyport, Mass.; 

married, second, John J. Adams, of New York 

-I-1642 V. Anne,* bom ; died ; married, first, 

Hervey Gibson; married, second, George Mc- 
Donald, of New York. 

1643 vi' George Lewis 2nd,* bora ; baptized Trinity 

P. E. Church, Newport, R. I., December 28th, 
1814; died ; not married. 

-I-1644 vii. Stephen Deblois,* bom , 181 5 {Arnold's 

Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. X, p. 520, 
says that he was baptized at Trinity P. E. Qiurch, 
Newport, R. I., December 28th, 1802 ; but as his 
parents were not married until October ist, 1808, 
this year date of baptism must be incorrect) ; 
died October — , 1870; married Evelina Qeve- 
land Denison. 

+1645 viii- Sarah Jane,* bom ; died ; married 

Charles Augustus Locke. 

Stephen Deblois* first wife was Rebecca Wickham, whom he 
married at Newport, R. I., December 9th, 1767. 

Authorities : 
Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol X, pp. 496, 529, 543. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57, 58» 7i.* 
Locke Genealogy, pp. I39» 255. 

Russell Family, by James Russell Bartlett (N. Y. Public Library), p. 58. 
N, E. Hist. Gen, Reg,, Vol. 67, pp. 12, 13. 

977. Harrison O ^ Thacher (Lot,* Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 

Hon. Col. John", Antony*, Rev. Peter*), bom December 24th, 
1783, at Wareham, Mass.; he lived in Maine; he died April 
I2th, 1833, according to George Winslow Thacher of Yar- 
mouthport, Mass. (July 19th, 1853, according to Allen's 
Thacher Genealogy, p. 57, which is probably incorrect). He 

married (intention published at Machias, Maine, June 

— , 1805), at f to Deborah Smith, of Machias, Maine. 

Children: None. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 57. 

Hon. George Thacher*s MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 191. 
Bangor, Me,, Historical Magcunne, Vol. IX. 

978. Charles Fearing^ Thacher (Lot*, Rev. Roland*, Col. John*, 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom May 4th, 1786, 
at Wareham, Mass. ; he lived at Machias, Maine, and Middle- 
boro, Mass.; he was a farmer; he died February 28th, 1872, 

aged 85 years, 9 months, 24 days, at . He was married at 

Hanover, Mass., by Rev. Seth Oiapin, February ist, 1820, to 

IQISO Thacker'Thatcker Genealogy, 49 

Sylvia Crocker (or Crooker), born March nth, 1798, at ; 

died November 15th, 1872, aged 74-8-4» at . 

Chfldren: 9 (Thacher), 2 sons and 7 daughters. 

+1646 i. Charles Tilden,® bom October nth, 1821; died 
November iSth, 1895; married ist, Sophia T. 
Barrows; married 2nd, Mary Ann Alden. 

+1647 ii- Mary C,® bom March 9th, 1824 (or 1826); 
died May 26th, 1884 (aged 58 according to 
Sears Genealogy, p. 352^robably incorrect, aged 
602-17, according to Charles Milton Thacher, 
of Middleboro, Mass., probably correct) ; mar- 
ried James Butler Sears. 

-f 1648 iii. Caroline A.,* bom June 28th, 1827; died March 
nth, 1893; married Stephen D. Jordan. 

+1649 iv. Eliza T.,* bom November 22nd, 1828; died 
April loth, 1901 ; married Horatio W. Wood. 

-f 1650 V. Sarah B.,* bom January 31st, 1831 ; died March 
i6th, 1872; married James H. Sampson. 

165 1 vi. Annie M.,* bom August 25th, 1832; died Octo- 

ber 28th, 1853, aged 21 years, 2 months, 3 days; 
not married. 

1652 vii. Adelaide M.,® bom October 13th, 1834; died 

December i8th, 1851, aged 17-2-5; not married. 

1653 viii. Priscilla B.,® bom June 12th, 1837; died October 

2nd, 1862, aged 25-3-20; not married. 

-|-i654 ix. William H.,« bom May 8th, 1839; died ; 

married Lillie Cutler. 

AuTHORmEs : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 71-72. 
Vital Records of Hanover, Mass., p. 142. 
Sears Genealogy, by S. P. May, p. 352. 

Charles Milton Thacher, of Middleboro, Mass., his grandson. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 199. 

980. Peter^ Thatcher (Lot,* Rev. Roland,' Col. John,* Hon. Col. 
John,' Antony,** Rev. Peter^), bom August 21st, 1790, at 
Wareham, Mass. ; he lived at Middleboro and Boston, Mass., 
in which latter city he was a Dry Goods merchant of the firm 
of Thatcher, Fearing and Co., of Water Street; he died at 
Newton Center, Mass., June 15th, 1873, ^^d was buried at 
Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cambndge, Mass. He married at 
Wareham, Mass., December 9th (or 19th), 1815 (intention 
published Wareham, November 7th, 181 5), to Elizabeth Fear- 
ing, bom , 1795 (see age at and date of death), at Ware- 
ham, Mass. ; died March 31st, 1864, aged 69, at Boston, Mass., 
and was buried at Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 
She was a daughter of John and Abigail (Gibbs) Fearing of 
Wareham, Mass. 

Children: 7 (Thatcher), 5 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
Boston, Mass. 

50 Thachir-Thatcher Cengalogy. [Jan* 

+1655 L John Fearing,® born September 7th (or 17th), 
1818; died May 4th, 1891; married Catherine 
Gibbs Burgess. 

+1656 it Elizabeth Fearing,® bom January 2Qth, 1822; 
died November 2ath, 1879; married Wilson Jar- 
vis Welch. 

1657 iii. Peter Fearing,® bom May 13th, 1824; died Au- 

gust 6th, 1847, ^^ Boston, Mass., and was buried 
at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. Not 

1658 iv. Emeline Henry,® bora March 31st, 1826; bap- 

tized Old Soutfi Church, Boston, Jime 25m, 
1826; died at Boston, Mass., March 5th, 1838, 
and was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

1659 V. George Henry,® bora November 23rd, 1828; bap- 

tized Old Soutfi Church, Boston, November 30m, 
1828, in which records his name is given as 
George Andrew Thatcher; died at Boston, Mass., 
November 20th, 1842, and was buried in Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 

1660 vi. Albert Elbridge,® born May 22nd, 1829; bap- 

tized Old South Church, Boston, July i8th, 1830; 
he lived in New York City and was at one time 
a reporter on the Uew York Evening Express. 
I am informed that he was also somewhat of an 
astronomer and used to locate himself at night 
at the comer of 23rd Street and 5th Avenue, 
with a telescope through which passers-by could 
view the heavens for a consideration. He died 
unmarried in New York City, December 14th, 
I905» aged 76, and was buried in Mt Auburn 
Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 
-f 1661 vii. Franklin Nye,® bom October ist, 1835; died 

; married Eunice Harriet Cheney. 

Peter^ Thatcher lived for a time in Middleboro, Mass., and 
then removed to Boston and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He 
afterwards in company with his brother, under the firm name of 
David and Peter Thatcher, carried on a heavy dryj^oods business ; 
and in 1849 the firm became Thatcher, Fearing and Thatcher. There 
was at the same time another firm of tfie name of Fearing and 
Thacher (Isaac Thacher bein|f the Thacher in this firm). In the 
latter part of his life he was m the insurance business. He was a 
man much honored and beloved 

AuTH(»trnEs : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57, 72. 

His son, Franklin Nye Thatcher, No. 144 State Street, Boston, Mass. 
Charles Milton Thacher, of Middlehoro, Mass. 
{To de continued.) 

igi 5.] A Check List of Biographical Directories and 5 1 




By Eva Alice Cole, Columbia University Library. 

All research workers in genealogy and biography who have 
occasion to consult the standard biographical dictionaries realize 
very soon the many omissions in even the most comprehensive of 
such works and recognize the necessity of supplementing them 
with other works which furnish information, however brief, 
about the persons whose names were omitted from the more 
general works. Such excellent compilations as the Dictionary of 
rfational Biography and Appleton's Cyclopedia of American 
Biography y from the very nature of the case omit more names 
than they include, since they furnish information about well 
known individuals only and omit those who were obscure or had 
only a local or very special celebrity. If the desired biographical 
data about such mdividuals are to be found, sq^iething more 
than the general biographical dictionaries must be consulted. 
For such cases the various college biographical catalogues and 
alumni lists often furnish ^' first aid" and sometimes provide the 
full information desired. 

The college biographical dictionary is by no means a new type 
of reference book. Perhaps the most famous book of this class is 
Anthony k Wood's A thence Oxonienses^ first published in 1690-91, 
and revised and supplemented in later editions. To the value of 
that early work the many references to it as source material in 
the great Dictionary of National Biography bear eloquent wit- 
ness. Of only less value is the companion work on early Cam- 
bridge graduates. Cooper's At hence Cantabrigienses^ first issued 
in 1857, and completed by the publication of an index volume in 
1913. Although \}[i^ Dictionary of National Biography Yi^s been 
compiled since the publication of the AthencB Cantabrigienses in 
1857, Cooper*8 work is by no means superseded as a reference 
tool since by actual count it contains data on some 700 Cambridge 
graduates of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century whose 
names are not included in the larger general work. 

American colleges have not been backward in the publication 
of biographical data of their graduates, as the various "General 
Catalogues," "Biographical Directories," "Alumni Lists" re- 
corded below will show. Unfortunately the same degree of 
fulness of data and excellence of articles is not always attained 
or even attempted. Such lists vary from the brief alumni 
directory of some new western college which attempts merely to 
record the name, year of graduation and address of each alumnus, 
to the very detailed and satisfactory biographies included in the 
six imposing volumes of Mr. Franklin B. Dexter's Yale Biogra- 
phies and Annals, Yet even the more meagre list has its use, 

52 A Check List of Biographical Directories and [Jan. 

and the reference library which has an extended collection of 
such catalogues and directories is in the possession of a reference 
tool of great value in biographical and genealogical research. 

The present list of such publications is based upon a collection 
which during the past two years has been formed in the General 
Reading Room of Columbia University, supplemented by certain 
titles supplied through the courtesy of the Library of the Bureau 
of Education at Washington. It includes 152 titles representing 
123 American and Canadian colleges and universities, and while 
comprehensive makes no claim to completeness. As it is intended 
as a preliminary check list it gives only brief information about 
each title and does not attempt to supply full cataloguing in- 
formation. Date of publication has been given to indicate how 
recent the information is and pagination to show the extent of 
the work, and the asterisk is used to differentiate lists which 
contain some biographical data, however meagre, from those 
which are merely directories of names and classes. 

The compiler of the list will be very glad to receive infor- 
mation about additional titles not included in her list, with a 
view to adding them in a later edition. 

* Indicates biographical material. 

Acadia University, Wolfville, N. S. *Record8 of the Graduates, 

1 843- 1 908. 192 p. 1909. 
Andover Theological Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. ♦General 

Catalogue, 1808-1908. 570 p. 1909. 
•Necrology, 1880-1914. 32 nos. 
Alabama, University of, University, Ala. Register of Officers and 

Students, (1831-1901). 505 p. 1901. 
Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. General Catalogue, 1821-1910. 

226 p. 1910. 
•Biographical Record, 1821-96. 2 vols. 1883-1901. 
•Obituary Records, 1864-1913. 48 nos. 
List of ^^on-Graduate Students, 1822-71. 1878. 
Address List, 191 2. 
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, O. Alumni Register (1857- 

1911). 16 p. 1911. 
Arkansas, University of, Fayetteville, Ark. List of Alumni, 

1876-1913. 39 p. 1913. 
Bates College, Lewiston, Me. *General Catalogue of Officers 

and Graduates, 1863-91, 95 p. 1893. 
Baylor University, Waco, Tex. Alumni Directory, 1854-1914. 

96 p. 1914. 
Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. Register and Directory of the 

Alumni (1851-1910). 81 p. 1911. 
Boston University, Boston, Mass. Historical Register, 1869-19 11. 

3630. 191 1. 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. ♦General Catalogue, 1794- 

1912. 494 p. 1912. 
Address List. 72 p. 1912. 
Brown University, Providence, R. L *Historical Catalogue, 1754- 

1914. 789 p. 1914. 

1915J General Catalogtus of American Colleges, cj 

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Register of Alumnae and 

Former Students (1888-1911). 144 p. 1912. 
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. Alumni Catalogue, 185 1- 

1910. 117 p. 1910. 
California, University of, Berkeley, Cal. Directory of Graduates, 

1864-1910. 268 p. 191 1. 
Chicago, University of, Chicago, 111. Alumni Directory (1861-1913). 

406 p. 1913. 
Cincinnati, University of, Cincinnati, O. Alumnal Register, 1874- 

1902. 48 p. 1902. 
Clark College, Worcester, Mass. Roll of Graduates, 1905-12. 

20 p. 1913. 
Colby College, Waterville, Me. *General Catalogue, 1820-1909. 

246 p. 1910. 
Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y. ♦General Catalogue (1822- 

1904). 288 p. 1905. 
Colorado, University of, Boulder, Col. General Catalogue, 1877- 

1910. 59+134 p. 19"- 
Columbia University, New York, N. Y. General Catalogue, 

1754-1912. 1151 p. 1912. 
Columbian University (see the George Washington University). 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. Ten Year Book, No. 4, 1868- 

1908. 793 p. 1908. 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. *General Catalogue (1769- 

1911). 839 p._ 1911. 
ndson Cc" 

Davidson College, Davidson, N. C. Semi-Centennial Catalogue, 

1837-1887. 194 p. 1891. 
Denison University, Granville, O. *General Catalogue (1840- 

1907). Part II of Memorial Volume, 1907, pp. 174-286. 
DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind. ♦Alumnal Record (1840- 

1910) 352 P- i9'o- 
Earlham College, Earlham, Ind. Alumni Catalogue, 1862-1910. 

108 p. 1910. 
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. Catalogue of 

OflScers and Students, 1 787-1903. 224 p. 1903. 
General Theological Seminary, New York, N. Y. (Alumni, 1822- 

1913.) In Catalogue, 1913-14, pp. 69-108. 
Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. List of Graduates. 

101 p. 1909. 
George Washington University, Washington, D. C. Historical 

Catalogue, 1 82 1- 189 1. 214 p. 1891. 
Alumni Catalogue. 108 p. 1905. 
Georgia, University of, Athens, Ga. General Catalogue, 1785- 

1901. 244 p. 1901. 
Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y. Catalogues (1814-93). ^^ P- 

Directory of Living Graduates. 40 p. 191 3. 
Hampden-Sidney College, Hampden-Sidney, Va. General Cata- 
logue, 1 776-1906. 246 p. 1908. 
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Quinquennial Catalogue, 
1636-1910. 757+151 p. 1910. 
Directory (Catalogue of Living Students). 1639 p. 1913. 

54 -^ Check List of Biographical Directories and [Jan. 

Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. ♦Biographical Catalogue, 

1 833-1900. 296 p. 1900. 
Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y. General Catalogue, 1825-1897. 

254 p. 1897. 
Addresses of Alumni and Former Students. 50 p. 19 14. 
Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass. Directory and Decennial 

Record ( 1 849-1 909). 115 P. 1909. 
Idaho, University of, Moscow, Ida. (Graduates, 1896-19 11.) In 

20th Annual Catalogue, 1911-12, pp. 249-271. 
Illinois, University of, Urbana, 111. * Alumni Record (187 2-1 9 12). 

921 p. 1913. 
Alumni Directory of the College of Engineering (1872-1913). 

201 p. 1913. 
Illinois State Normal University, Normal, 111. (Alumni Register, 

1 860-1907.) In Semi-Centennial History, 1907, pp. 251-344. 
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. Register of Graduates, 

1830-1910. 241 p. 1911. 
Iowa, State University of, Iowa City, la. Alumni Register, 

1847-1911. 271 p. 1911. 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Graduates and Fel- 
lows, 1876-1913. 145 p. 1914. 
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich. *Historical Catalogue, 

185T-1902. 99 p. 1903. 
Kansas, University or, Lawrence, Kan. Alumni Catalogue (1873- 

1913)- ^75 P- 1914. 
Kentucky, Central University of, Danville, Ky. General Cata- 
logue. 260 p. 1890. 
Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. *Biographical Catalogue, 1832- 

1912. 814 p. 1913. 
Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford University, Cal. 

Alumni Directory and Ten Year Book, No. 2, 1891-1910. 

321 p. 1910. . 
Lewis Institute, Chicago, 111. Alumni. 75 p. 1913. 
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. (Roll of Graduates, 

1869-1911.) In 1912 Annual Catalogue, pp. 278-293. 
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 111. *General Cata- 
logue (1830-1912). 242 p. 1912. 
Madison University (now Colgate). (*General Catalogue, 1819- 

71.) In Jubilee Volume, 1872, pp. 188-503. 
McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Graduates. 166 p. 1909. 
McMaster University, Toronto, Canada. (Alumni). In Calen 

dar, 1913-14, pp. 150-176. 
Maine, University or, Orono, Me. Alumni Directory, 1872-1913 

102 p. 1914. 
Marietta College, Marietta, O. *General Catalogue, 1835-190 

163 p. 1901. 
Maryland, University of, Baltimore, Md. Historical Catalogue, 

1807-1907. 2 vols. 1907. 
Maryland Agricultural College, College Park, Md. Alumni 

Record. 93 p. 1907. 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. Register 

of former Students (1864-1911). 536 p. 1912. 

191 5 J General Catalogues of American Colleges. 55 

Miami University, Oxford, O. *General Catalogue, 1809-1909. 

40+427 p. 1910. 
Michigan, University of, Ann Arbor, Mich. General Catalogue, 

1837-19"- 1095 P- i9'2- 
Death Notices, 191 2-1 9 14. 2 nos. 

Michigan College of Mines, Houghton, Mich. *Graduates (1888- 

1909). 118 p. 1910. 
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. *General Catalogue, 1800- 

1900. 295 p. 1901. 
Minnesota, University of, Minneapolis, Minn. Directory of 

Alumni, 1873-1912. 194 p. 1912. 
Mississippi, University of. University, Miss. Historical Catalogue, 

1849-1909. 406 p. 19 10. 
Missouri, University of, Columbia, Mo. Directory of Alumni 

(1846-1910). 262 p. 1911. 
Monmouth College, Monmouth, 111. (Alumni, 1858-1910.) In 

55th Annual Catalogue, 191 1, pp. 107-184. 
Montana, University of, Missoula, Mont. (Register of Alumni, 

1898-1912.) In the i8th Register of the University, 1913, 

pp. 166-173. 
Montana State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Boze- 

man, Mont. (Alumni, 1902-12.) In 20th Annual Cata- 
logue, 19 1 2-1 3, pp. 131-137- 
Moores Hill College, Moores Hill, Ind. (Alumni.) In Semi- 
centennial Catalogue, 1906, pp. 52-60. 
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. General Catalogue, 

1837-1911. 374 p. 191 1. 
Mount Union College, Alliance, O. General Alumni Catalogue. 

61 p. 1904. 
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. (*Biographical Record.) 

In Quarter-Centennial Memorial Volume, 1892, pp. 169-518. 
Nebraska, University of, Lincoln, Neb. Alumni Directory, 1869- 

1912. 222+66 p. 1912. 
New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, N. J. 

♦Biographical Record, 1784-191 1. 304 p. 1912. 
New York University, New York, N. Y. *General Alumni Cata- 
logue, 1833-1907, 3 vols. 1906-08. 
North Carolina, University of, Chapel Hill, N. C. Catalogue of 

Officers and Students, 1 789-1 889. 242 p. 1889. 
Northwestern University, Evanston, 111. Alumni Mailing List 

(Liberal Arts, 1859-1909). 114 p. 1909. 
Alumni Mailing List (Dental School, Chicago, 1890-1907). 

54 p. 1908. 
Norwich University, Northfield, Vt. ♦Historical Catalogue, 1819- 

1911. 3 vols. 1911. 

Roster of the Graduates and Past Cadets, 1819-1907. 85 p. 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, O. *General Catalogue, 1833-1908. 

184+1187 p. 1909. 
Ohio State University, Columbus, O. Alumni Register, 1878- » 

1912. 464 p. 1912. 

56 A Check List of Biographical Directories and [Jan. 

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, O. loth Quinquennial 

Catalogue, 1844-1894. In Fifty Years of History, 1895, 

pp. 251-547. 
Alumni Directory (1846-1911). 208 p. 191 1. 
Oregon, University of, Eugene, Ore. General Register, 1873- 

1910. 141 p. 1911. 
Ottawa, University of, Ottawa, Can. (List of Graduates, 1872- 

1912.) In Calendar, 1913-14, pp. 100-117. 
Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan. (Roll of Alumni, 1886-1913.) 

In 49th Annual Catalogue, 191 4, pp. 1 04-1 16. 
Park College, Parkville, Mo. Alumni, 1879-1912. 26 p. 1912. 
Pennsylvania, University of, Philadelphia, Pa. •Biographical 

Catalogue, 1 749-1 893. 567 p. 1894. 
Pittsburg, University of, Pittsburg, Pa. Alumni Directory, 1787- 

1910. 221 p. 1910. 
Pomona College, Claremont, Cal. Alumni Directory (1894-19 12). 

24 p. 1913. 
Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. General Catalogue, 1746- 

1906. 544 p. 1908. 
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Alumni Register, 1875-1911. 

128 p. 1912. 
Ripon College, Ripon, Wis. General Catalogue, 1851-1900. 71 p. 

Rochester, University of, Rochester, N. Y. •General Catalogue, 

1850-1911. 348 p. 1911. 
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J. General Catalogue, 1766- 

1909. 361 p. 1909. 

Alumni and Students (Class and Address List), 1766-1911. 

115 p. 1911. 
St. Lawrence University, Canton, N. Y. General Catalogue, 

1856-1910. 119 p. 1910. 
Simmons College, Boston, Mass. Register of Graduates (1903-13). 

27 p. 1914, 
Smith College, Northampton, Mass. •Alumnae Catalogue, 1875- 

1910. 398 p. 1911. 

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. *Alumni Historical Cata- 
logue, 1873-1892. 108 p. 1905. 
Register, 1862-1914. 221 p. 1914. 

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y. •Alumni Record and 
General Catalogue, 1835-1910. 3 vols. 1899-1911. 

Texas, University of, Austin, Tex. Historical Catalogue of the 
Alumni, 1884-1901. 200 p. 1902. 

Tufts College, Tufts College, Mass. Register of Alumni and 
OflScers (1857-1911). 194 p. 1912. 

Union Theological Seminary, New York, N. Y. •General Cata- 
logue, 1 836-1 908. 26-1-394 p. 1908. 

Union University, Schenectady, N. Y. Historical Catalogue, 
i79S-'907. 3 vols. 1907. 
Alumni Register r Union College Living Alumni). 134 p. 1913. 

U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. *Biographical 
Register, 1802-1910. 5 vols. 1891-1910. 
(List of Graduates, 1802-1902.) In Centennial of U. S. M. A. 
1904, vol. 2, pp. 397-433. 

1915-] General Catalogues of American Colleges. 57 

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ♦General Catalogue, 1861- 
1910. 412 p. 1910. 

Vermont, University of, Burlington, Vt. ♦General Catalogue, 
1791-1900. 260 p. 1901. 

Virginia, University of, Charlottesville, Va. Historical Cata- 
logue. 2 vols. 1904. 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va. Alumni Register 
(1875-1911). 223 p. 1912. 

Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, N. C. General Catalogue, 
1834-1891. 199 p. 1892. 

Washington, State College of, Pullman, Wash. (Alumni, 1897- 
1912). In 22nd Annual Catalogue, 1913, pp. 356-390. 

Washington and JeflEerson College, Washington, Pa. ♦Biogra- 
phical and Historical Catalogue, 1802-1902. 714 p. 1902. 

Washington College, Chestertown, Md. (Graduates, 1783-1913.) 
In Catalogue, 1913-1914, pp. 96-115. 

Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (Alumni, 1 862-1 903.) In 
Bulletin of the Washington University Association, 1904, 
pp. 160-196. 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. General Cata- 
logue, 1749-1888. 245 p. 1888. 

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. ♦Wellesley College Record, 
IS75-I9I2- 30+339- i9'«- 

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. ♦Alumni Record (1831- 

19")- ^3+931 P- 19"- 
Address List. 120 p. 1914. 

Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. General Catalogue, 1853-1911. 

67 p* 1911. 
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. ♦Biographical Annals 
(1795-1865). 665 p. 1871. 
General Catalogue, 1795-1910. 263 p. 1910. 
Non-Graduates, 1797-1910. 97 p. 1910. 
♦Obituary Records, 1865-1 9 13. 

Alumni Register (Class and Address List of Living Alumni). 

142 p. 1914. 

Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina, 

Rockhill, S. C. Register of Alumnae (1887-1911). 84+35 P- 


Wisconsin, University of, Madison, Wis. Alumni Directory, 

1849-1911. 449 p. 1912. 
Wyoming, University of, Laramie, Wyo. (Addresses of Alumni, 

1891-1911.) In 1912 Catalogue Number, pp. 241-260. 
Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Catalogue of the Officers 
and Graduates, 1701-1910. 582 p. 1910. 
♦Biographies and Annals, 1701-1815, by Franklin B. Dexter. 

6 vols. 1885-1912. 
♦Obituary Records, 1860-1914. 54 nos. 
♦Biographical Notices, 1816-1884, by Franklin B. Dexter. 

411 p. 1913. 
Directory of the Living Graduates. 676 p. 1914. 

5 8 Sonu Early English Records Pertaining to the Eastman Family, [Jan. 


By Charles R. Eastman, American Museum Natural History, N. Y. City. 

Until comparatively recentljr nothing has been known of the 
origin of the Eastman family in this country beyond the fact 
that the first colonist of the name in New England, Roger 
Eastman, sailed for Boston in the ship Confidence in 1638, and 
was one of the original settlers at Salisbury in Massachusetts Bay. 
The new settlement by the Merrimac was founded largely by 
Wiltshire emigrants, and a number of these, including heads of 
families by the names of Rolfe, Sanders, Whittier and Eastman, 
came from the parish of Downton, a few miles south of the shire 
town of Wiltshire. What Rowley and Newbury in England are 
to their daughter towns on this side the Atlantic, that Salisbury, 
England, is to our Salisbury in Massachusetts. 

The Downton parish register was first searched for Eastman 
records by the present writer in the summer of 1910, and some 
notes on the origin of the family were published in the Granite 
Monthly y a New Hampshire magazine, for December of that year 
and the following October. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. 
George Eastman of Rochester, New York, it was possible to 
engage the services of an expert antiquary, Mr. Charles H. 
Hoppin, for the purpose of making a complete transcript of early 
Eastman family records preserved in Wiltshire archives. From 
the large quantity of material collected by this historian a 
selection has been made relating to the direct ancestral line to 
which the pioneer colonist Roger belongs, and this is included 
in the present article. Much more space than is here available 
would be required to contain all the extant information. 

Ancestral Line of the Pioneer Colonist. 

First Generation. 

The ultimate progenitor of this line of whom authentic 
records have been preserved is John' Eastman of Charleton. 
Following is a literal transcript of his original will, dated April 26, 
1564, and proved May 9, 1565. 

"Archdeaconry Court of Sarum, Register 4, folio 193. 
TestaUi. Johanis Estman de Downton. 

In the name of god amen the xxvi " day of aprill in the yere 
of o' lord god m*ccccclxiiii, I, John Estman of Charleton wthin 
the pyshe of Downton, wthin the Countie of wyltess, husband- 
man, beynge sycke in body but pfitt in memory, do make my last 
will and testament after this maner & forme following, flfyrst & 
principally I g^ve and bequeath my sowle to almightie god my 








19 1 50 Some Early English Records Pertaining to the Eastman Family, 59 

maker, redeamer and savior, trustying by the meyrytts of his 
blessed passion to be child of salvation, my body to be buryed 
wthin the churche of Saynt lawrence in Downton where my 
father doth lye. 

Itm, I geve to our Lady church of Sar [= Cathedral at Salis- 
bury] vi d. Itm, I geve to m' vicar of Downton for my tythes 
forgotten xii d. Itm, I geve & bequeath to the Reparations of 
my pyshe churche of Downton iii* iiii**. Itm, I geve & bequeath 
to the reparations of Catheryn brydge of Downton xii**. Itm, I 
geve & bequeath to Willm Estman my sonne x Itie shepe, v of 
them shalbe ewes & v of them shalbe lambes, & in money good 
and lawful! v " & ii acres of wheate, the one lying in hoker linche 
& one half acre btwn the lyncherd & hym, & the other half acre 
by the grene thorne. 

Itm, I geve & bequeath to John, Willm, Walter & Florence, 
sones & daughters to the said Willm Estman iii shepe apece, & 
to ev'y one of [them] in money good & lawfull x* a pece, and to 
each of them one pewter platter apece, & betwene the said iiii 
children I geve one sparked cowe, w®^ Cowe goeth now in the 
forrest, & shalbe distributed by the direction of ther father, yf 
any of thes said iiii children do decease or dye before they come 
to pfitt age to make ther wills that then the legatye of them that 
fayle or dye shall remayne to them that lyveth, equally to be 
devyded betwene them & go from the one to the other. Itm, I 
geve & bequeath unto John Eastman & to Willm his brother, 
sones to Roger Estman, iii shepe a pece & to each of them in 
money good and lawfull x s apece & a pewter platter apece, & 
betwene them a blacke heyffer. Yf the said John or Willm de- 
cease or dye before they come to the age to make ther wills that 
then the legatye of the one shall remayne to the other. 

Itm, I geve & bequeath to elizabeth barrye my sunt [= ser- 
vant] ii yewe shepe. Itm, I geve & bequeath to Willm newman 
my sunt one yewe. Itm, I geve and bequeath to ev'y one of my 
god children iiii d apece yf they will come & aske hitt of my 
executo'. Itm, I geve and bequeath to Richard Carter pyshe 
clerke of Downton half a bs of wheat & as mutche of mault. 

The Rest of all my goods movable and unmovable herein not 
bequeathed, my detts and legatyes payd, I geve & bequeath them 
all unto Roger my sonne makynge hym my whole and sole 
executor, desyring Rob* Carpeter & Nycholas newman to be my 
ov'sears, & they shall have for their paynes iii* iiii<* a pece. 
Wytnesses to this my last will & testament, Richard Cockes, 
willm Modye & Richard Cates. 

6o Some Early English Records Pertaining to the Eastman Family, [Jan. 

Pbat fuit test" sup* script Johanis Estman nup de Downton 
nre Jure"* Arctimus save defunct cara magno Johe James in 
legibz bacc OflSc dni arctii sax ix® Die mes* maij A® Dni m** 
ccccc® Ixv^. ac p itm appbat ac Comissqz fuit ec * 

The foregoing document proves that the testator had only 
six grandchildren living in 1564, all of whom were minors. Two 
of the grandsons were named William, one of whom belonged to 
the family of Roger* Eastman and lived at Charleton, in the 
parish of Downton, and the other, who was son of the testator's 
executor, at Weeke, in the same parish. Concerning the family 
that lived at Weeke, it will be sufficient to note that William* 
Eastman {William^ J ohn^)y was twice married, first in 1599, to 

Elizabeth kempe, and secondly to Edith , family name not 

found, who died in 16 19. Downton parish records give the 
following as his children: 

i. William, b. ; d. 1606. 

ii. Margaret, bp. 1604. 
iii. Elizabeth, bp. 16 10. 
iv. Alice, bp. 16 14. 

Second Generation, 

The foregoing will oijohn^ Eastman is authority for giving 
to his son Roger of Charleton only two children who had been 
born prior to the year 1564 and were still minors when that 
instrument was made. Other oflEspring, however, must have 
been born subsequent to the year 1564, for we find at the time 
of Roger's death, in February, 1604, he, being then a widower, 
had eight children living whose names are known to us, and at 
least eight grandchildren. Besides these heirs, a married 
daughter of Roger ^ who had been the wife of one William Skeate, 
executor under the will of Roger* had previously deceased. 
Downton parish records show that Roger* Eastman was buried 
Feb. 17, 1604. His will, dated Jan. 11, of the same year, was 

J)roved six days following his death. The original will, un- 
ortunately somewhat mutilated, together with the complete 
detailed inventory of the estate and administrator's bond is on 
file with the Consistory Court of Sarum, and is an important 
genealogical document. 

The injury to the will itself is of such nature that a portion 
of the left hand margin has been torn away, or " perhaps eaten 
by rats," as suggested by Mr. Hoppin, who prepared an exact 
transcript. The names of one or two of the beneficiaries are 
unfortunately lost, having been contained in the missing frag- 

* The Latin note appended to the will may be modernized as follows: 
" The above-written will of John Estmann, late of Downton in our Juris- 
diction of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury, deceased, was proved before Master 
John James, bachelor of law, official of the Lord Archdeacon of Salisbury, on 
the ninth day of the month of May in the year of our Lord 1565, and by him 
approved, etc., and [administration] was granted, etc." 

1915.] Some Early English Records Pertaining to the Eastman Family. 6 1 

ment, but from other sources we are clearly warranted in supply- 
ing one of them as William^ who was either the eldest or second 
son. There are named as executor the testator's son-in-law, 
William Skeate, and as overseers " my well-beloved sonns Walter 
Bastman y* eld' & John Eastman." The remaining heirs, named 
in the order of their mention, were Nicholas and Roger Bastman, 
four Skeate grandchildren, and Mary, Bdith and Thomas Eastman. 
Witnesses to the will were John Bebmaton, Thomas Pursley, 
Walter Eastman and John Eastman. A seal is attached, bearing 
the device of a talbot passant. 

Third Generation, 

We come now to the generation immediately preceding that 
of the emigrant Roger ^^ and find entries in the Downton parish 
register for reconstructing the families of his uncle William^ and 
father Nicholas as follows: 

William* Eastman {Roger* John^)^ born some time prior to 

1564; died after 1622. lie married (1) Edith , who died in 

Oct., 1605. He married (2) in 1607, (name blank or illegible 

in Downton parish register). Resided at Downton. Children: 

i. John,* bp. March 29, 1603; d. 1663, leaving son John, 
ii. Richard, bp. Oct. 27, 1605; buried Nov. i, 1605. 
iii. Greenway, bp. Au^. 26, 1609; was 'Mate of New Aires- 
ford in the Countie of Southampton " in March, 1660, 
at which time his widow was the wife of Thomas 
iv. William, bp. Oct. 31, 16 10. 
V. Thomas, bp. June 15, 1613. 
vi. Richard, bp. May 5, 1615. 

vii. GriflSn or "Griffith," bp. Oct. 31, 1619; bur. Aug. 31, 

viii. Hugh, bp. May i, 1622. 

Nicholas* Eastman (Roger^ John^)^ born probably between 
1564 and 1570; died some time after 1625. He married Barbara 

(family name probablv Rooke), who was buried at Downton, 

July 9, 1625. Resiaed at Charleton. ^Children: 

i. Thomas,* bjj. Jan. 9, 1602/3; m. Oct. 21, 1634, Alice 
Sanders, sister of John Sanders of Weeke. He was 
living in 1656. 

ii. John, bp. Dec. 24, 1605; m. July 28, 1628, Margaret 
Newman. His will dated Jan. 5, 1656/7, and proved 
April 4, 1657. Her will dated Nov. 8, 1673, ^'^^ 
probated Dec. 4, 1673; both buried in the parish 
church at Downton. They had children: 

1. Christiana,* who m. John Noyes. 
ii. Barbara. 

iii. Alice, who m. James Barrowe. 
iv. Margaret, who m. Thomas Wheeler. 

62 Some Early English Records Pertaining to the Eastman Family. [Jan. 

iii. Margaret, bp. March 36, 1608; m. July 20, 1635, Richard 

iv. Roger, bp. April 4, 1610; d. at Salisbury, Mass., Dec. 
16, 1694; m. Sarah , b. about 1620/21; d. at Salis- 
bury, Mass., March 11, 1697/8. Will extant. 
V. Nicholas, bp. Nov. 29, 161 2. 

vi. Maurice or "Morris," bp. April 26, 1615; will proved 
May 8, 1669, hj his executors "William Rooke and 
Barbara his wife," designated in the will as "my 
kinsmen." Bequest of ;^ioo to "my kinswoman 
Barbara Rooke, the daughter of William Rooke," 
and ;^so to sister Mary Moody. Thomas Eastman 
vii. William, bp. Jan. 21, 1617/8; had a son William; both 

living in 1669. 
viii. Alexander, bp. Sept. 12, 1620. 

ix. Christiana, bp. Nov. 24, 1622. 

X. Mar^, bp. March 24, 1625; m. John Moody. She was 
living in 1669, as were also her three children: Mary, 
Edith and Maurice (or " Morris"). 

As has already been stated, the earliest ancestor who can be 
directly connected by authentic records with the line to which 
Roger, the founder of the family in this country belonged, is 

iohn' Eastman of Charleton who died in 1565. A number of 
lastman items occur in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners' Court 
Rolls for the Manor of Downton, ranging in date from 14 Edw. IV 
to 30 Henry VIII (1475-1540). Under date of 1539 occur in these 
manor court rolls is found in the following entry, where mention 
is made of both a John and Roger Eastman of Charleton: 

Membrane i. 1539. 
Dounton Manor. Court held there 17 December, 30 Henry VIII. 
Charleton: The tithingman there presents that Roger Estman 
has been sworn into the office of tithingman; and that (in 
reckoning the pannage of pigs) Roger Estman has two old and 
six young pigs; and John Estman the younger, one old pig. . . . 
Noun ton [Nunton]. John Estman has one old and two young 

In conclusion is offered a copy of Eastman items taken from 
the vital records of Romsey, Hampshire, not previously pub- 


8 Aprill, 1596. Elizabeth the daughter of John Eastman. 

13 Aprill, 1598. Roger the son of John Eastman. 

3 Aprill, 1599. Tohn the son of John Eastman. 

I February, 1600. Margaret the daughter of John Eastman. 

20 October, 1602. Anthony the son of John Eastman. 

6 October, 1602. John Eastman. 

I9I5J Bristol Notes. 63 


CoMPiLBD BT Mrs. William H. Bristol of Milford. 

(Continued from Vol. XLV, p. 33^, of the Record^ 

Milford, Ct., Branch {continued). 

1^. David* Bristol (Simeon,* Abraham,* Samuel,* Daniel,* 
Henry*), b. Nov. 18, 1798, in Edenburgh, N. Y.; d. Sept. 26, 1893; 
m. (i) Dec. 7, 1827, Asenath Nichols of Sandlake; m. (2) Grace 
Winne; lived at Troy, N. Y. Child: 
i. David N.,' of Troy. 

27. John Wesley* Bristol (John,* Abraham,* Samuel,* Daniel,* 
Henry'), b. 1793; ni« Catherine Pretz, b. 1818. Children: 

i. Clorista,* b. 181 8; d. 1900. 

ii. John, b. ; d. Aug., 1854. 

iii. Feter, b. Dec. 27, 1820; "living in Eamestown; a 
suburb of Buffalo, N. Y." 

28. Coleman* Bristol (John,* Abraham,* Samuel,* Daniel,* 
Henry'), b. 1795; m. Catherine Way. He and his brother Ben- 
jamin are said to have once owned the site of the city of Buffalo, 
N. Y. Children: 

i. Amos Samuel;* had a son Edmund, 
ii. lames, of Napa, Cal. 
iii. Lewis; son William C. Bristol (States Attorney), Port- 

land. Ore. 
iv. Caroline. 
V. Sarah, 
vi. Catherine, 
vii. Mary Ann. 
viii. Phoebe. 
Data collected by Mrs. Worden. 

29. Asa M.* Bristol (Joel,* Abraham,* Samuel,* Daniel,* Henry*), 

b. Julv, 1805; d. Sept. 20, 1 851; m. Maria , who petitioned for 

a settlement of his estate, March 11, 1852 (Troy Probate Records); 
had eight children, seven of whom were then minors. In 1862, 
Kate B. Harvey, Harriet M. Bristol, Ellen Bristol and Margaret 
'. Barber, his children, deeded land at Sandlake, formerly owned 

>y Joel, and later by Asa M. Bristol, deceased. 
Contributed by Mrs. Worden. 

30. Willis* Bristol (Tehiel,* Hiel,* Samuel,* Daniel,* Henry*), 
b. June IS, 1804, at Milford; d. May 8, 1875, at New Haven; m. 
Delia Davidson. Children: 

i. Susan.' 

ii. Willis, b. Sept. 23, 1828. 
iii. Augusta, 
iv. Julia, d. ap^ed 17. 

V. Ella Virginia, 
vi. A son. 


64 Bristol NoUs. [Jan. 

32. Johnson* Bristol Hehiel,* Hiel,* Samuel,* Daniel,* Henry*), 
b. Nov. 19, 1807, at Miltord; d. Dec. 16, 1891; m. 1830, Elizabeth 
Davidson, b. Dec. 10, 1813; d. July 10, 1893. Children: 

i. Henry Johnson,' b. May 14, 1830. 
ii. Jane, b. Aug. 14, 1831. 
iii. Johnson, Jr., b. Nov. 6, 1833; d. 1834. 
iv. Anna Maria, b. Aug. 6, 1835; d. 1836. 
V. Theodore, b. Feb. 18, 1837. 
vi. Harriet, b. June 11, 1839; d. 1854. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1842. 
viii. Charles, b. June 22, 1849. 
ix. Edson, b. Jan. 9, 1852. 

f2. Nathan* Bristol (Nehemiah,* Hiel,* Samuel,* Daniel,* 
lenry*), b. Oct. 21, 1800, at Milford; m. Dec. 2, 1822, at South- 
bury, Conn., Hannah Roswell; d. at Bridge water. Children: 
i. Nathan,* d. young, 
ii. Walter, b. 1832. 

33. Hiel* Bristol (Nehemiah,* Heil,* Samuel,* Daniel,* Henry'), 
b. Sept. 5, 1803, at Milford; d. May 30, 1870, at Naugatuck, Conn.; 
m. (i) Aug. 25, 1825, Anna C, dau. of Aaron and Lydia (Hickox) 
Potter, b. July 12, 1808; d. Oct. 7, i860; m. (2) Mrs. Sarah Judd, 
b. 1803; d. 1892. Children: 

i. Ben Joseph,' b. June 4, 1827, at Naugatuck; d. Aug. 
II, 1864; m. Oct. 31, 1847, Ellen L., dau. of Gerry 
and Melissa (Baldwin) Hull, b. 1826; d. 1899. 

ii. Bennett Jason, M. D., b. Sept. 15, 1833, at Naugatuck; 
d. Nov. 28, 1903, at Webster Grove, Mo.; m. (i) 
Emma Jane, dau. of Ruel and Emeline Carrington, 
b. Jan. 10, 1836, at New Haven; d. Jan. 2, 1857; m. (2^ 
Henrietta, dau. of Ralph and Charlotte (Waterman) 
Swift; lived at Webster Grove, Mo. 
iii. Benjamin Hiel, b. June 19, 1837, at Naugatuck; m. 
June 6, 1858, (i) Pauline Spaulding, dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Abigail (Phelps) Brooks, b. Dec. 5, 1840; 
d. March 26, 1877; m. (2) Mary, dau. of Samuel and 
Bets^ (Tomlinson) Russell; m. (3) Sarah Justine 
Mrs. £. H. Bristol of Foxborough, Mass. 

34. Isaac* Bristol (Isaac,* Hiel,* Samuel,* Daniel,* Henry*), b. 
1805, at Milford; d. 1873, at Stratford, Conn.; m. 1828, Susan, 
dau. of Isaac and Ruth Booth, b. 1806; d. 1887, at Stratford. 

i. Walter,^ b. Aug. 27, 1829, at Stratford; d. Jan. 21, 1890; 
m. 1858, Sarah E., dau. of David and Mary A. 
(Peck) Dibble, 
ii. Mary, b. 1834; m. Edwin Davis. 

35. Jabez* Bristol (Daniel,* Richard,* Richard,* Daniel,* Henry'), 
b. April 29, 1781, at New Milford; d. Sept. 25, 1844, at Ravenna, 
Ohio; m. Sept. 15, 1803, at New Milford, Sarah Sanford, b. Au^. 
28, 1777, at New Milford; d. Sept. 11, 1851, at Ravennna. This 

191 5.] Bristol Notes. 65 

family moved to Hamilton, N. Y., about 181 2. " Jabish Bristol" 

became a Royal Arch Mason at Eaton, N. Y., in 1818. Children: 

i. Alonzo,' b. June 5, 1804, at New Milford; m. Harriet 

Bostwick. Child: Alonzo B., who m. (i) Amelia 

Eddy at Edenburgh, Ohio. 

ii. Carios, b. Feb. a6, 1806; d. Nov. 8, 1807. 

iii. Uriah Sanford, b. Nov. 19, 1808, at New Milford; d. 

March 11, 1863, at Ravenna; m. Nov. 11, 1833, at 

Rockport, O., Mary C. Millard. Children: 1. Hiram 

W., b. Nov. 3, 1836; Major in the Civil War; m. Polly 

M. Whittlesay; d. at Fremont, O., June 21, 1868. 2. 

George P., b. July 30, 1838; m. Electra A.Woodford; 

Captain in the Civil War. 3. Henry C, b. Oct. 5, 

1840; m. Marietta Baldwin; was Captain in the Civil 

War. 4. Helen C, b. Oct. 5, 1840 (twin). 5. Everett, 

b. Aug. 18, 1842. 6. Everett Alonzo, b. Aug. 17, 1846; 

served in the Civil War; m. Mariah L. Chubb; lives 

at Fremont, O. 

iv. Susan, b. Feb. 11, 181 1, at New Milford; m. William 

Colman; d. 1858. 
V. Mary E., b. Feb. 8, 1813, at Hamilton, N. Y.; m. June 
14, 1832, at Ravenna, O., Hiram Warren; d. 187 1, at 
Fremont, O. 
Bible Records^ furnished by Everett AIodzo Bristol of Fremont, O. 

36. CvRENUS CHApm* Bristol, M. D. (Daniel,' Nathan,* Richard,* 
Daniel,' Henry'), b. July 8, 181 1, at Buffalo, N. Y.; d. Dec. i, 1884; 
m. April 5, 1835, at Canandagua, N. Y., Martha Hayden, dau. of 
(Dr.) Richard and Typhema (French) Childs Wells, b. April 19, 
181 1 ; d. Feb. 11, 1866. Dr. Bristol was a druggist of Buffalo, and 
compounded the C. C. Bristol Sasarparilla, and was at one time 
proprietor of the Buffalo Republic, Children: 
i. Tesse,' b. 1842; d. 1846. 
ii. Martha H., m. John Beardsley. 
iii. Mary Wells, m. Edward S. Ingersoll. 
iv. Augusta G., m. (Dr.) David Lovejoy. 
Data furnished by Cicero L. Bristol of North Loup, Neb. 

[Received too late to appear in its proper place on p. 336, October, 191 4, issue:] 

23. Hbnry Peck* Bristol (Nathan,* Richard," Daniel,* Henry*), 
b. Oct. 16, 1783; d. at New Haven, Conn., Dec. 21, 1868; m. Nov. 
13, 1810, Isabella Dayton of Stratford, Conn., b. Feb. i, 1780; d. at 
Bethlehem, Conn., March 29, 1856. Children: 

i. Nathan,* b. Dec. 22, 181 1. Killed while young by 

being thrown from a horse, 
ii. Harriett Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1814; m. June 11, 1845, An- 
drew Martin, d. at New Haven, Conn., Oct. 16, 1895. 
iii. William Clark, b. Bethlehem, Conn., Sept. 2, 1817; a. 
at New Haven, Conn., Aug. 18, 1888; m. July 12, 
1848, at Woodbury, Conn., Mary Ann, dau. of David 
and Anna Maria (de Forest) Betts, b. Feb. 22, 1822, 
in Woodbury, Conn.; d. in New York City, May 6, 


66 BrisUfl Notes. [Jan. 

1903. Children: i. James Perry. 2. Henry Dayton. 
3. Willie Pratt. 4. Anna Isabella. 5. Mary De For- 
iv. John Meigs, b. Bethlehem, Conn., June i, 1819; d. at 
New Haven, Conn., June 17, 1874. Was a member 
of the 27th Regt. Conn. Volunteers in the Civil War; 
m. May 2, 1849, Augusta Althea Foote, b. Aug. 25, 
1822; d. at North Haven, Aug. 25, 1900. 
V. Henry, b. Bethlehem, Conn., Sept. 15. 1822; d. Nov. 11, 
1850, unm. 
Contributed by H. D. Bristol, New York. 

Oxford Branch. 

Bt Donald Lines Jacobus, M. A., of New Haven, Conn. 

1. Eliphalet* Bristol (Eliphalet,* Henry'), b. at West Haven, 
about 17 1 2, removed to Southbury, Conn., where he d. July 8, 
1803; m. Sarah Thomas, b. March 28, 1716; d. Sept. 5, 1796. 

2 i. Justus,* b. Dec. 19, 1736. 

3 ii. Gad, b. Dec. 4, 1738. 

iii. Asher, b. March 9, 1742; of Oxford, N. Y. (ante^ vol. 45, 
p. 232). 

2. Justus* Bristol (EHphalet,* Eliphalet,* Henry*), b. at South- 
bury, Dec. 19, 1736; d. at Oxford, Conn,, Jan. 13, 1820; m. Nov. 26, 
1761, Sarah Hawkin, whose name is given as Seymour by de- 
scendants. She was b. about 1739, ^^^ d- ^^ <^i^* Children: 

4 i. Truman,* b. April 3, 1763. 

5 ii. Enoch, b. Jan. 31, 1765. 

iii. Esther, m. Oct. 9, 1788, Russell Beebe of N. Y. State, 
iv. Sarah, m. May 17, 181 2, Isaac Smith. 
V. Justus, b. about 1774; d. Aug. 12, 1779. 
vi. Betty, b. June 12, 1776; d. Jan. 5, 1849; o^- April 29, 
1790, Medad Candee, b. May 5, 1768; d. 1852; of 
Stillwater, N. Y. 
vii. John, bapt. July 6, 1777; of Volney, Vt. 
viii. Mercy, bapt. March 22, 1780; d. Nov. 22, 1798. 
ix. Molly, m. Nov. 27, 1799, Johi^ Smith of Derby. 
X. Justus, of Volney, Vt. 

3. Gad* Bristol (Eliphalet," Eliphalet,' Henry'), b. at Southbury, 
Dec. 4, 1738; m. May i. 1760, Rachel Riggs, b. about 1741; d. m 
1813. Children: 

i. Gad,* b. about 1761; lived in Middlebury; m. Feb. 17, 
1790, Anne Benham. 

6 ii. Philo Riggs, b. Dec. i, 1763. 

iii. David, b. Nov. i, 1766; d. Dec. 17, 1767. 
iv. Anne, b. Dec. 28, 1768. 

V. David, b. Sept. 6, 1771; d. 1845, unm.; lived in North- 
east, Dutchess Co., N. Y,, and Oxford, Conn. 

I9I5-] Bristol NoUs. 67 

vi. Clara, b. July 19, 1774. 
vii. Eunice, bapt. Sept. 3, 1777; d. Aug., 1821. 

7 viii. Sheldon, b. Feb. 8, 1780. 

ix. Esther, b. Nov. 7, 1782. 
X. Rachel, b. Oct. 15, 1784. 
xi. Burritt, b. Nov. 4, 1787; d. Feb. 19, 1796. 
xii. Polly, d. Feb. 9, 1796. 

4. Truman' Bristol (Justus,* Eliphalet," Eliphalet,' Henry'), b. 
at Southbury, April 3, 1763; m. (i) Nov. 26, 1789, Polly Beecher, 
b. about 1770; d. Oct. i, 1800; m. (2) Dec. 18, i8or, Betsey Thomp- 
son, who d. in Washington, Conn., Aug. 18, 1863, aged 90. Chil- 
dren by first wife: 

i. Cretia,* bapt. Sept. 18, 1791; d. Oct. 5, 1794. 
ii. Lynde, b. June 26, 1791. 
iii. Lewis, b. Aug. 29, 1796. 
iv. Cyrus, b. Sept. 14, 1798. 
V. Truman, b. Sept. 24, 1800; d. Oct. 25, 1800. 
Children by second wife: 

vi. Polly, b. May 17, 1802; m. Jan. 7, 1827, Amos Osborne. 
vii. Sylvania, b. June 24, 1804. 
viii. Thompson, b. Oct. 2, 1806. 
ix. Abel, b. May 28, 1808; d. Feb. 15, 1876. 
X. Cynde, b. Sept. 12, 1810. 
xi. Maria, b. July 18, 181 7. 

5. Enoch* Bristol (Justus,* Eliphalet,* Eliphalet,* Henry*), b. at 
Southbury, Jan. 31, 1765; removed to Volney Vt.; m. (i) Feb. 18, 
1790, Jean White; m. (2) Nov. 30, 1794, Sally White. Children 
(mother uncertain^: 

i. Mira,* a. June 23, 1806. 
li. Anne, d. Aug 3, 1806. 
Children by second wife: 

iii. Bennett, b. April 24, 1795; ^^^ issue including Norris 

Bennett' and Enoch (who settled in Wisconsin), 
iv. Meritta, [x,^- „ k ?,,«.» «^ .^^m. 

V. Melitta, r^^^' ^- J^^^ ^3, i797; ^^ p^ench. 

vi. Ira, b. July 20, 1799. 
vii. Harriett, b. April 25, 1802. 
viii. Emmeline, bap.. Sept. 23, 1804. 

6. Philo Riggs' Bristol (Gad,* Eliphalet,* Eliphalet,* Henry'), 
b. Dec. I, 1763; lived at Southbury; m. Jan. 6, 1791, Nabby 
Lyman. Children: 

i. Comfort Maria,* b. Jan. 15, 1793. 
ii. Kezia, b. July 16, 1794. 

8 iii. Noah Russell Lyman, b. June 9, 1797. 

iv. Philo Burrit, bapt. Feb. i, 1803; of Canton, Conn. 
V. John, of Cheshire, Conn. 

7. Sheldon' Bristol (Gad,* Eliphalet,* Eliphalet,* Henry*), b. 
Feb. 8, 1780; m. Feb. 17, i8ii, Agnes Wheeler. Children: 

i. William B.,* b. 181 1; d. July 10, 1900; of Ansonia, 

68 Bristol NoUs. [Jan. 

ii. Henry S. 

iii. Angeline, b. about 1818; d. Nov. 14, 1828. 
iv. David W., b. about 1821; d. Nov. 25, 1828. 

8. Noah R. L.* Bristol (Philo R./ Gad,* Eliphalet," EHphalet," 

Henry*), b. at Southbury, June 9, 1797; d. Sept. 8, 1861; m. . 


i. Volney R.,' b. Dec. 2, 1829. 

ii. Kezia M., b. Nov. 5, 1832. 

iii. Burton H., b. Sept. 26, 1835; d. Feb. 6, 1875. 

iv. Anson W., b. June 9, 1840; issue, 10 children. 

Cothren's History of Woodbury, 
Oxford Vital, Church and Deeds, 
Will of Justus Bristol, New Haven Probate, 
Family (Private) Records. 

Addition to Bristol Record; See Page 69, Vol. XLV. 

Daniel' Bristol ^Daniel,* Henry*), was b. at West Haven, 

Oct. 15, 1702, and d. tnere in 1745; m. Elizabeth , who m. (2) 

March 20, 1749, Thomas Brooks of Cheshire. He was an Epis- 
copalian, and had a child baptized in 1735 at Christ Church, 
Stratford. Children: 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 22, 1730. 
ii. Esther, b. Sept. 15, 1732. 
iii. Daniel, b. June 20, 1734. 
iv. Benjamin, b. April 26, 1736. 
V. Timothy, b. June 12, 1738. 

vi. Jonathan, b. about 1740; d. Sept. 16, 1794; m. at 
Cheshire, Oct. 16, 1761, Susannah Peck. 

Benjamin* Bristol (Daniel," Daniel,* Henry*), was b. at West 
Haven, April 26, 1736; removed to Cheshire, where he d. March 

28, 1808; m. (i) Lydia (probably Andrews), who d. Oct. 12, 

1770; m. (2) Oct. 12, 1771, Sybil Perkins, b. Feb. 28, 1744; d. 
March 14, 1794; m. (3) Nov. 21, 1794, Adah Benham. Children 
by first wife: 

i. Samuel,' b. Sept. 6, 1765. 
ii. Eunice, b. March i, 1767. 
iii. Lucy, b. Sept. 6, 1768. 
iv. Benoni Andrews, b. Sept. 19, 1770. 
Child by second wife: 

V. Elisha, b. Sept. 16, 1775. 

Corrections in Vol. XLV: 

p. 68. The name was spelled Bristow, not Britsow, 

p. 71. Aaron* Bristol was living in Pan ton, Vt, 179 1, when he deeded land 
in Litchfield, Conn., to his son Aaron,^ also of Panton. Aaron^ Bristol, Jr., 
m. Sybil, dau. of Ezekiel and Mindwell (Barber) Scovil of Harwinton. But 
two of these sons remained at Rupert. The others settled in St. Lawrence Co. 

p. 172. John* Bristol, Jr., had two children bap. at Harwinton, Conn., Sarah, 
April 5, 1781, and Philip, June 8, 1783. 

p. 173. Truman Bristol, given as son of Samuel,* was son of Aaron, Jr., 
of Panton, Vt., and was bap. at Harwinton. 

p. 176. Ira Sherman^ Bristol, b. June 9, not 24, as stated. 

1915.] E<*rly SiUlers of West Farms, WesUhister County, N. Y. 69 

p. 226. The children of Lawrence Washburae Bristol are: Susan; Caro- 
line, m. Rev. Howard B. Grose, D.D.; Ella Louise; Jessie, m. Amos Rich; 
Charles Lawrence (Prof.); Margaret. 

p. 227. Children of Joseph Dewey Bristol are: Robert Dewey; Helen 
Genella; Maud Knox. 

p. 234. Col. Henry B. Bristol was b. April 26, 1838, at Detroit, Mich.; d. 
May 10, 1907; m. (i) Cornelia M. Jenking; m. (2) Mary Frost Redmond. 
Kathryn Ann m. John Fay Bell. Elias Leroy Macomb Bristol, M. D., m. 
Matilda White. Charles Robert Navarre Bristol, b. Sept. 25, 1853; m. (i) 
May Haines; m. (2) Georgia Beringer. 

p. 236. Abner* Bristol m. Eunice Dorchester, noi Emma. 

p. 322. Gideon Bristol (No. i^) did not have two daughters, Abigail and 
Nancy, but a daughter Abigail Nancy, born April 17, 1788; married in 1808, 
Darius Jones. 

p. 330. Cut Nehemiah out of Richard, Jr.,* family. Tuitie Gen, in error. 
He was son of Nathan,* Richard,' given on same page. 

p< 33^- Nehemiah, son of Nehemiah,* m. Elizabeth, dau. of Zina and 
Ann (Wilson) Wooding. 

p. 334. Lucy Abigail, m. Bennett, son of Lewis and Charlotte (Thomas) 

P- 335- Additional information regarding the family of Nathan' (Nathan*), 
from Derby records: 

iii. Nehemiah, d. Jan. 23, 1829. iv. Charles, m. Sept. 12, 1830, Harriet 
Bradley, v. George L., (probably) m. (i) Sept. 30, 1835, Caroline Hull. vi. 
Mark, m. Jan. 18, 1835, Emma Duer(d?); d. 1862. vii. Richard, b. July 14, 
Viii. Sarah, m. Jan. 29, 1832, Reuben Wheeler, ix. Nathan, m. Dec. 2, 1838, 
Mary Ann Hawley. x. Nancy Maria, m. Dec. 24, 1838, James H. Griffin. 

p. 336. Nehemiah, m. Elizabeth Stowe not Stone. 
(To be continued,) 



Copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodore A. Leggbtt 

by A. Hatfield, Jr. 

(Continued from Vol. XLV, p. 386, of the Record.) 

The will of Aaron Leggett names William H. Macy, Thomas 
W. Pearsall, and William L. Jenkins as executors; leaves bequests 
to niece Eliza Macy, daughter of his sister, Hannah Jenkins, and 
wife of William H. Macy, executor; nephews, William L. Jenkins, 
Sylvanus F. Jenkins, niece Caroline J. Oddy, daughter of Hannah 
Jenkins and wife of John Oddy; nieces, children of sister Mary 
Frame, Catherine D., Maria, wife of William Titus, Eliza, wife of 
Gilbert Pearsall, William, Joseph L., wife Joanna, Thomas L., 
wife Ann; Reuben Leggett, his deceased brother, and his children 
Reuben, Phoebe Ann, deceased, and husband Thomas H. Brown, 
Mary E., wife of John Griffin, Esther, deceased, who was first 
wife of said John Griffin, Joseph S. Leggett. 

The will was dated March 13, 1856, with a codicil dated March 
13, 1857; proved April 24, i860. 


yo Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. [Jan. 


Haight Genealogy, p. 444. 

Friends* Records, New York City. 

New York Gazette, Supplement, Thursday, Nov. 10, 1803. List of deaths 
from the " malignant fever. ' 

Barrett, W., Old Merchants of New York City, vol. i, p. 249-50. 

U. S. Government Documents. 30th Congress, ist session. Executive 
document No. 83. 

67. Charles* Leggett (Thomas,* Gabriel/ Gabriel*), born ; 

died ; married . 

Children 3 (Leggett), 3 sons. 

+ 140 i. Isaac,' b. ; d. ; m. . 

141 ii. Benjamin, b. ; d. ; m. — — . 

+142 iii. Samuel, b. ; d. ; m. . 

(The record of Charles* Leggett is taken from the records of 
the Rev. Theodore A. Leggett, and as noted under Thomas* 
Leggett, we have not been able to verify the statement that he 
was a son of Thomas* Leggett, and not a descendant of William* 
Leggett, as stated in the Gustin genealogy.) 

Family record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

68. Isaac* Leggett (Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), born Sept. 12, 
1752; died at Westchester, May 28, 1823. Married, ist, about 1778, 
Rebecca Starbuck, born Feb. 24, 1761; died Feb. 24, 1817, aged, 
according to death record, 55 years, 7 months, 12 days. She was 
a daughter of Benjamin Starbuck and Hepzibah Bunker, who 
came from Nantucket, Mass. to Easton, Washington County, N. 

Y. Isaac Leggett married 2nd, in 1819, Judith Clark, born ; 

died (before 1869). 

Children 14 (Leggett), 8 sons and 6 daughters. By ist wife: 

+ 143 i. Mary,' b. Jan. 10, 1779; d. ; m. Joseph Bowne. 

144 ii. Samuel, b. ; d. , in infancy. 

+ 145 iii. Samuel, b. April 4, 1782; d. ; m. Susanna . 

+ 146 iv. Isaac, b. March 3, 1784; d. Dec. 21, 1857; m. Nancy 

+ 147 v. Benjamin, b. Feb. 2, 1786; d. ; m. Rebecca 

+ 14? vi. Joseph, b. Jan. i, 1788; d. ; m. Fanny Johnson. 

+ 149 vii. Abraham, b. Jan. 13, 1790; d. Nov. 25, 1861; m. Sarah 

+ 150 viii. John, b. Jan. i, 1792; d. Jan. 28, 1849; m. Sarah 


151 ix. William, b. Aug. 20, 1793; d. ; m. . 

152 X. Hannah, b. Aug. 20, 1795; d. Feb. 10, 1874; unm. 
+153 xi. Rebecca I., b. Nov. 14, 1797; d. May 27, 1857; m. 

Andrew Dorland. 
+154 xii. Rosanna F., b. Oct. 27, 1799; d. Dec. 23, 1868; m. 

Robert M. Hicks. 
+ 155 xiii. Maria, b. Sept. 13, 1803; d. Jan. 8, 1882; m. Israel H. 


191 50 E<^rly SttiUrs of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 71 

By 2d wife: 
+156 xiv. Phoebe G., b. Jan. 9, 1821; d. March 14, 1889; m. Paul 

Isaac* Leggett settled at Stillwater, Saratoga County, N. Y., 
shortly before the beginning of the Revolution. He was a mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends, and with his brother Gabriel founded 
the Friends' Society in Stillwater. He served as the first minister 
of the Friends there, 1793 to 1820, when he was succeeded by his 
son-in-law, Andrew Dorland. 

Isaac Leggett later returned to Westchester, where he died in 


Saratoga County, N, V,, A Descriptive and Biographical Record of , p. 38,95. 

Family Record of John Leggett. 

Friends' Records, New York City. 

69. Thomas* Leggett (Thomas,' Gabriel," Gabriel'), bom, at 
Westchester, Jan. 17, 1755; resided in Westchestei until 1836, when 
he removed to New York City; died, in New York, Oct. 10, 1843. 
He married, ist. May 6, 1781, Mary Haight, born Nov. 2, 1762; 
died Nov. 26, 1804; daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Haight, of 
Flushing, L. I. Thomas Leg:gett married 2d, March 11, 1808, 
Mary Underbill, bom ; died April 27, 1849. 

Children 13 (Leggett), 6 sons and 7 daughters. By ist wife: 
+ 157 i. Samuel,' b. Oct. 4, 1782; d. Jan. 5, 1847; ni» Elizabeth 

+ 158 ii. Joseph, b. Jan. 5, 1785; d. 1852; m. Elizabeth 

+159 iii. Charlotte, b. Aug. 12, 1787; d. June i, 1871; m. William 

W. Fox. 
+160 IV. William Haight, b. April 15, 1789; d. Dec. 22, 1863; 
m. Margaret Wright. 
161 V. Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1791; d. June 4, 1802. 
+162 vi. Thomas, b. Jan. 30, 1793; d. Aug. i (or Jan. 8), 1865; 
m., ist, Anna Farrington; 2d, Patience Hay dock. 

+163 vii. Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1795; ^- 5 ™- Samuel F. Mott. 

164 viii. Elizabeth, b. ; d. Aug. 27, 1798. 

+165 ix. Rebecca, b. July 2, 1799; d. April 14, 1878; m. George 
S. Fox. 
166 X. James S., b. Dec. 26, 1800; d. June 4, 1802. 
+167 xi. Mary, b. Jan. 13, 1803; d. July 20, 1878; m. Thomas 
W. Pearsall. 
By 2d wife: 

x68 xii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 24, 1809; d. Jan. 25, 1835; unm. 
169 xiii. Jacob U., April 19, 1815; d. Dec. — ^ 1890; m, . 

Friends' Records. New York City. 
Fan^ily Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 
Family Record of John Leggett. 
Haignt Genealogy, pp. 445. 

70. Mary* Leggett (Thomas,* Gabriel,' Gabriel*), bom at West- 
chester, Oct. 21, 1757; died ; married Feb. 11, 1780, James 

J 2 Early SettUrs of IVest Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. [Jan. 

Barker of Dartmouth, Mass., born ; died ; son of William 

Barker of Dartmouth. Mary (Leggett) Barker married (a) a 
Mr. Maxwell. 

No record of any children has been found. 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rer, T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

72. Hannah* Leggett (Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), bom at 
Westchester, Oct. 10, 1763; died ; married , Ostrom. 

No further record has been found. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

73. Abigail* Leggett (Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), bom at 
Westchester, March 31, 1769; died ; married , Wilbur. 

No further record has been found. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

74. Martha* Leggett (James,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), born ; 

died ; married ; Worden. 

Martha (Leggett) Worden is mentioned in the will of her 
father. James* Leggett, 1800, but no further records of her have 
been found, and the spiven name of her husband is not known. 
No record of any children has been found. 

Will of Tames* Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

75. Gabriel* Leggett (James,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), bom ; 

died ; married . The name of his wife is not known. 

Children i(?) (Leggett), a son. 

170 i. Henry,* b. ; d. ; m, . 

Henry, son of Gabriel* Leggett is named as beneficiary in the 
will of his grandfather, James* Leggett, 1800. Whether Gabriel* 
had other children is not known. 

Will of James* Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

76. Thomas* Leggett (James,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), bom ; 

died ; married . The name of his wife is not known. 

Children i(?) (Leggett), a son. 

171 i. John,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

John, son of Thomas* Leggett, is named as beneficiary in the 
will of his grandfather, James* Leggett, 1800. Whether Thomas* 
Leggett had other children is not known. 

Will of James* Lqrgett. 
Family Kecerd of Re¥. T. A. Leggett. 

IQISO Early SettUrs of We$t Farms, WisUhester County, N* Y. 73 

91. Bbbnbzbr* Lbogett (John/ John/ John,* Gabriel'), bom at 

West Farms, , 1763; resided at West Farms; died at West 

Farms, Dec. 5, 1833. He married ^ Mary , bom , 1769; 

died at West Farms, Sept. i, 1851. They, with their children 
are buried in the old cemetery on Hunt's Point. 
Children 3 (Leggett), i son and 2 daughters. 
173 i. Cornelia • b. , 1792; d. Feb. 28, i8ao, unm. 

173 ii. Anna (Nancy), b. , 1794; d. Aug. 18, 1852, unm. 

174 iii. Robert, b. , 1797; d. June 20, 1816, unm. 

Ebenezer* Leggett resided on the old farm at West Farms; he 

was a member of St, Peter's Episcopal Church, but his daughter 
Nancy was one of the founders 01 the Presbyterian Church at 
West Farms. 

Nancy* Leggett, who died in 1852, was the last surviving 
member of Ebenezer's family. Her will, dated Aug. 12, 1852, 
leaves her house and lot, a parcel of land, etc., south of the village 
of West Farms, to Ann Elizabeth McGreagor, a school-teacher 
who had long boarded with her, and after her death to Mrs* 
Mary Gales, an old friend. 


Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Record furnished by Mrs. Josephine Frost 

06. John Haviland' Lbogett (John/ John,* John,* GabrieP), 
bom at West Farms, Feb. 21, 1771; resided at West Farms, later 
in New York City; died in New York, Jan. 28, 1847. He married, 
New York City, May 23, 1799, Gertrude Quackenbos, bom in 
New York, Dec. 3, 1777; died in New York, March 19, 1859: 
daughter of John* Quackenbos (Johannes,* Wouter,* Peter') and 
Catherine DeWitt. 

Children xo (Leggett), 3 sons and 7 daughters. 
+ 175 1. John Haviland,* b. May 28, 1800; d. May 31, 1873; m. 

Mary Noel Bleecker. 
176 ii. Edward Henry, b. Feb. 6, 1803; d, ^ 1818, unm. 

He was a student at Columbia College at the time 

of his death. 
+ 177 iii. Caroline Augusta, b. March 25, 1805; d. Aug. 4, 1879; 

m. Rev. Richard Cunningham Shimeall. 
+ 178 iv. Anna Georgina, b. June 13, 1806; d. Dec, 30, 1878; 

m. Charles Radcliffe. 

179 V. Maria Clinton, b. ; d. , in childhood. 

180 vi. Gertrude Quackenbos, b. Jan 31, 1810; d. y in 


181 vii. Theodore Augustus, b. July 28, 181 1; d. Aug. 3, 1849. 

unm. He was a physician in New York City, and 
died there of the cholera, having refused to leave 
the city during the epedemic. 

182 viii. Catherine Ann, b. Sept. 15, 1814; d. in infancy. 

-f 183 iz. Catherine Ann Gansvoort, b. Dec. 21, 1818; d. Aug. 8, 

1879; m. Cornelius Nagel. 
-f 184 X. Gertrude Quackenbos, b. March 30, 1823; d. ; 

m. (x) John H. Lasher; m. (2) J. Bullocke. 

74 -fiarfy Settlers of West Farms, WesUhesUr County, N. Y. f Jaiu 

John Haviland* Leggett lived ia the house standing near the 
present station of the Harlem branch, New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; and as he was to inherit the house his father 
had lived in, this is probably the same. He sold this house, 
July 2, 1810, to Thomas Ludlow Ogden for $7,500; he then pur- 
chased a house on Greenwich St., New York City, which he also 
sold later. From Greenwich St. he removed to a house on 
Provost St. where he resided until 1824, removing from there to 
87 Fourth St. He was a merchant for some years, but was not 
very successful in his business dealings, and later was appointed 
Inspector of Customs, a post which he held for many years. 

During his life, John H. Leggett had expressed the wish to be 
buried in the old tamilv burying-ground on Hunt's Point, but 
this wish was not carried out at his death, and he was buried in 
the Quackenbos vault, Carmansville, New York City. 

Will of John* Leggett. 

Records of First Presbyterion Church, N. Y. C. N» Y, Gen, and Biog. 
Record^ vol. 12, p. qi. 

New York Gen. and B tog. Record, vol. 24, p. 173; vol. 25, p. 17, etseq. 
Record furnished by Mrs. Josephine Frost 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

97. Jonathan' Leggett (Cornelius,* John,' John,* Gabrier), bom 

; died ; married . The name of his wife has not 

been found. 

Children 2 (Leggett), daughters, and possibly other children. 

185 i. Mary,* b. ; d, ; m. . 

186 li. Antoinette, b. ; d. ; m. , 

The only mention we find of Jonathan* Leggett is in the wills 
of his father, Cornelius, and of his mother, Mary Leggett. Mary 
Leggett also left bequests to his two daughters Mary and 
Antoinette. No other records of him or of his children have been 


Will of Cornelius* Leggett 

Will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

98. David* Leggett (Cornelius,* John,* John,* Gabriel*), bom 

; d. , before 1823; married . The name of his wife 

has not been found. 

Children x (Leggett), a daughter, and possibly other children. 
187 i. Ann Eliza.*(?) 

According to the will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius* 
Leggett, David* Leggett was living in 181 7, when he with his 
brothers and sister gave the sum of $200 each to their mother, but 
he was dead previous to the making of her will in 1823, in which 
she leaves a bequest to her granddaughter, daughter of her son 
David, deceased. This daughter is not named; but we find the 
will of Ann Eliza Leggett, dated Jan. 33, 1837, proved Feb. 10, 
1827, in which is mentioned her uncle Lawrence Leggett, so that 
she must have been a daughter of one of Lawrence* Leggett's 

191 5.J Eorly Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 75 

brothers (either Jonathan, Cornelius or David) and it seems 
likely that she was the daughter of David' Leggett, who was 
mentioned by Mary Leggett in her will. 


Will of Cornelius* Leggett. 

Will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius. 

New York Surrogate's Office. Wills. Liber 61, p. 148. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

99. Cornelius' Leggett (Cornelius,* John,' John,' Gabriel'), 
bom ; died . 

We have no record of Cornelius' Leggett except the mention 
of his name in the wills of his parents, Cornelius* Leggett and 
Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius.* It is not known whether he 
ever married. 


Will of Cornelius* Leggett. 

Will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius.* 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

100. Lawrence' Leggett (Cornelius,* John,' John,' Gabriel'), 
born ; died ; married , Catherine Ann . 

The only records we have of Lawrence' Leggett are those 
found in the wills mentioned above. The name of his wife is 
found in the will of his mother, Mary Leggett. Whether he had 
any children is not known. 


Will of Cornelius* Leggett. 

Will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius. 

Will of Ann Eliza* Leggett. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

loi. Anna' Leggett (Cornelius,* John,' John,' Gabriel'), bom 

; died ; married (i) before 1802, Phineas Hunt, born ; 

died . Anna (Leggett) Hunt married (a) before 1823, 


No record of any children has been found. 

Anna TLeggett) Hunt is called the wife of Phineas Hunt in 
the will ot her father, Cornelius* Leggett, in 1802; and in the will 
of her mother, Mary Leggett, 1823, she is called Anna Stevenson, 
so that she was widowed and married the second time between 
those dates. No further record of her has been found. 

Will of Cornelius* Leggett. 
Will of Mary Leggett, widow of Cornelius.* 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

109. Isaac' Leggett (Elijah,* William,' William,' Gabriel'), bom 

; resided in his later years in New York; died in New York, 

, 1833. He married Barbara , who died about 1842. 

Children, 6(?) (Leggett), i son and 5 daughters. 

188 i. Sarah,' b. ; d. ; m, John Dusenbury. 

189 li. William V., b. ; d. ; m. . 

190 Hi. Jane, b. ; d. ; m. Robert McCord. 

76 Early SittUrs of Wtst Farms, WtsUhtsUr County, N. Y. [Jan. 

191 iv. Mary A., b. ; d. ; m. Kolb; had a son, 

Rev. William Leggett Kolb. 

192 V. Tamar, b. ; d. ; living, unm., 1841. 

193 vi. Henrietta, b. ; d. ; living, unm., 1841. 

The will of Isaac' Legget, dated Dec. 29, 1832, proved March 
5, 1833, mentions his wife, Barbara, children under age, unnamed, 
daughter Sarah Dusenbury. John Dusenbury was appointed 

The will of his widow, Barbara, dated Jan. 25, 1841, proved 
April 17, 1843, mentions daughters Tamar and Henrietta, son-in- 
law Robert McCord. 

It is possible that Sarah, and perhaps other of the children 
may have been by a former wife, but there is no record of a 
previous marriage and it does not seem that such was the case. 

New York Surrogate's Office. Wills. Liber 70, p. (f!\ Liber 86, p. 374. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

III. Abraham' Leggett (Ezekiel,* William,* William,* Gabriel'), 
b. March 7, 1770; was a tanner and resided at Mt. Pleasant, N. Y.; 
died Oct. 17, 1857. He married March 27, 1792, Deborah Wood, 
born Feb. 27, 1773; ^^^^ ¥q\>, 20, 1858. Abraham' Leggett and 
his wife are both buried in the old cemetery at Tarrytown, N. Y. 
Children 14 (Leggett), 10 sons and 4 daughters. 

194 i. Ezekiel,' b. Oct. 26, 1793; d. Nov. 7, 1859. 

+ 195 ii. Jane, b. Tan. 29, 1795; ^' J ^* Thomas Horton. 

+ 196 iii. James W., b. Jan. 16, 1797; d. ; m. (i) ; m. (2) 

Susan Requa. 
Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 4, 1799; d. 1886, unm. 

Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1801; d. ; m. Mead Wheeler. 

Abraham, b. Dec. 12, 1803; d. Feb. 21, 1805. 
Abraham, 1 b. June 2, 1805; d. Sept. i, 1878; m. Sarah 
>• twins. Lee. 

201 viii. Isaac, ) b. June 2, 1805; d. Feb. 20, 1841; m. Susan 


202 ix. Stephen, b. Feb, 21, 1808; d. , 1894; m. Susan B. 


203 V. William, b. Oct. 15, 1810; d. March 7, 1867, unm. 

204 xi. Edward H., b. July 31, 1812; d. March 29, 1837, unm. 

205 xii. Elijah, b. March 31, 1814; d. same day. 

206 xiii. John N., b. Nov. 2, 1815; d. ; m. Augusta 


207 xiv. Deborah, b. April 27, 1818; d. Aug. 21, 1881, unm. 

Family Record of Abraham Hatfield, Jr. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

1 13. William' Leggett ^William,* Abraham,* William," Gabriel*), 
bom March 26, 1786; diea Sept. 10, 185 1. We have no record of 
the name of his wife. 

Children 4 (Leggett), 2 sons and 2 daughters. 

208 i. William Henry,* b. ; d. ; m. . 









1915.] Early SiitUrs of West Farms, Wtstchester County, N. Y. 77 

209 ii. Augustus, b. ; d. ; m. . 

210 iii. Caroline, b. ; d. ; m. . 

211 iv. Cornelia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Have no further record of this family. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

122. Elizabeth' Leggett ^Abraham,* John,* William,* Gabriel*), 
bom April i, 1778; resided in New York; died Feb. 12, 1859. She 
married at New York, Oct. 16, 1800, James Breath, a sea captain. 

Children 9 (Breath), 6 sons and 3 daughters: 

212 i. fames Saunders,* b. March 18, 1802; d. ^ m. . 

213 ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan, 9, 1804; d. Sept. — , 1820. 

214 iii. Abraham, b. Dec. i, 1805; d. ; m. . 

215 iv. Edward, b. Jan. 22, 1808; d. Nov. 18, 1861; m. . 

216 V. John, b. Sept. 20, 1809; d. Nov. 27, 1863; m. . 

217 vi. William Leggett, b. June 17, 1811; d. ; m. . 

218 vii. Rebecca L., b. Nov. 15, 1813; d. Jan. 10, 1854, unm.(?) 

219 viii. Mary Adeline, b. Dec. 15, 1815; d. ; m. . 

220 ix. Samuel M., b. Oct. 17, 1817; d. ; m. . 

Records of the First and Second Presbyterian Churches, New York City. 
New York Gen. and Bio^, Record, vol. 14, p. 41. 

Leggett, A., Narrative of Major Abraham Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev, T. A. Leggett. 

123. Rebecca' Leggett (Abraham,* John,* William,* Gabriel'), 

bom in 1780; died . She married in 1827, Ovid Goldsmith of 

New York City. We have no further record of her or her family. 

Leggett, A„ Narrative of Major Abraham Leggett, 
Family Record of Rev. T. A Leggett. 

124. Abraham Alsop' Leggett (Abraham,* John,* William,* 

Gabriel'), bom at Charleston, S. C, Oct. 23, 1785; died . He 

married (i) R. Morgan; married (2) E. Morgan. 

Children 5 (Leggett), i son and 4 daughters. 

221 i. Anna,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

222 ii. Adeline, b. ; d. ; m. . 

223 iii Margaret W., b. ; d. ; m. . 

224 iv. Mary N., b. - — ; d. ; m. . 

225 V. William Henry, b. Feb. 24, 1816; d. April — , 1882, 

unm. He graduated from Columbia University in 
1837; was a teacher and well known botanist. He 
founded the Tarrey Botanical Bulletin, and was its 
editor for a number of years. 

L^gett, A., Narrative of Major Abraham Leggett, 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 

134. Mary* Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 
born ; died . She married Dec. 12, 1798, Jesse Frame, 

78 Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County. N. Y. Qan. 

born ; d. ; son of David and Catherine Frame of New 


Children 5 (Frame), 2 sons and 3 daughters: 

226 i. Catherine/ b. ; d. ; probably d.unm.; as she 

is not mentioned in the will of her uncle, Aaron 

227 ii. Joseph L., b. ; d. ; m. Joanna . 

228 iii. Maria, b. ; d. ; m. William Titus. 

229 iv. Thomas L., b. ; d. ; m. Ann — — . 

230 V. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 12, 181 1; d. — — ; m. Gilbert Pear- 


Friends* Marriages, Flushing, N. Y. 
Will of Aaron* Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

135. Hannah S.' Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 

born Feb. i, 1781; died ; married Oct. 12, 1803, Silvanus 

Folger Jenkins, born June 26, 1782; died Dec. 23, 1818, aged 36 
years, 5 months, 27 days; son of Jonathan and Sarah Jenkins of 

Children 8 (Jenkins), 2 sons, 5 daughters, and one child sex 
not stated. 

231 i. William Leggett,* b. Aug. 23, 1804; d. ; m. . 

232 ii. Eliza L., b. Oct. 9, 1806; d. ; m. Oct. 10, 1827, 

William H. Macy, son of Josiah and Lydia Macy. 

233 iii. Mary, b. June 30, i8o3; d. May 15, 1809. 
233a iv. Child (not named), b. ; d. March 4, 1810. 

234 V. Mary, b. March 9, 181 1; d. Dec. 25, 1828. 
234a vi. Sarah, b. Jan. — , 1813; d. April 22, 1814. 

235 vii. Sylvanus Folger, b. ; d. ; m. . One 

record states that he d. Feb. 10, 1820, and that the 
name of William L. Jenkins was later changed to 
Sylvanus F., but both are named in the will of 
Aaron' Leggett. 

236 viii. Caroline J., b. Aug. 21, 1814; d. ; m. John Oddy. 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Will of Aaron*' Leggett. 
Family Record of Kev. T. A. Leggett. 

136. Thomas H.' Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
born Oct. 26, 1787; died June 29, 1867; resided in Flushing, L. I., 
removed to New York City in 1847. H® married (i) about 181 1, 

Avis I. , born 1788; died in New York, Feb. 24, 1817, aged 29 

years. Her maiden name has not been recorded. Thomas H. 
Leggett married (2) in 1823, Frances V. Pleasant(?) of Phila- 
delphia, who died June 15, 1876. 

Children 10 (Leggett), 5 sons, 4 daughters, and one child, sex 
not stated. By first wife: 

237 i. Silvanus J.,* b. Sept. 30, 181 2; d. June 8, 1840, unm. 

238 ii. Alfred, b. Dec. 5, 1814; d. June 25, 1815. 

239 iii. Infant (unnamed), b. ; d. Feb. 27, 1817. 

1915.] Early Settlers of West Farms, WesUhester County, N. Y. 79 

By second wife.: 

240 iv. Avis, b. Nov, 14, 1823; d. ; m. Oct. 17, 1855; 

ioseph Fitch of New Orleans, son of Joseph and 
lary Fitch of Flushing, N. Y. 

241 V. Charles Pleasant, b. Dec. 31, 1824; d. ; m. . 

242 vi. Miriam, b. Aug. 26, 1826; d. ; m. Dec. 5, 1854, 

Joseph F. Franklin of Cincinnati, son of Joseph L. 
and Mary Franklin of Flushing, N. Y. 

+243 vii. Thomas H., Jr., b. May 14, 1828; d. ; m. Hannah 

H. Hoag. 

244 viii. Pemberton, b. Oct. 8, 1831; d. Feb. 3, 1838. 

245 ix. Frances Pleasant, b. Aug. 24, 1834; d. Jan. 24, 1838. 

246 X. Nancy Bmlen, b. Dec. 5, 1836; d. Dec. 14, 1839. 

Friends* Records, New York City, and Flushing, L. I. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

137, Rbuben' Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
born Jan. 29, 1790; died Aug. 15, 1826; resided in New York City. 
He married June 2, 1814, at Rah way, N. J., Mary U. March, born 
1785; died Jan. 24, 1853; daughter of Samuel and Ann Marsh of 
Middlesex, N. J. 

Children 7 (Leggett), 3 sons, 3 daughters, and one child, sex 
not stated: 

247 1. Phebe Ann,* b. Jan. 4, (or April i), 1815; d- before 

1856; m. Sept. 3, 1840, Thomas H. Brown of New 
York, son of Caleb and Phebe W. Brown. 

248 ii. Infant (unnamed), b. ; d. March 17, 1816. 

+249 iii. Reuben, b. Feb. 2, 181 7; d. Sept. 13, 1866; m. Anna 
Maria Ogden. 
250 iv. Alfred(?). (In the Friends' record we find the record 
of birth of Alfred, son of Reuben and Mary Marsh 
Leggett, Feb. 20, 181 7. As the birth of Reuben is 
also recorded as given above, either the name was 
changed to Reuben at a later date, and the day of 
the month is wrongly entered in one case or the 
other, or else they were twin sons. As there are no 
further records of a son Alfred, it seems likely that 
a change of name is the explanation of the discrep- 
ancy in the records.) 

+251 v. Esther, b. ; d. April 16, 1849; m. John GriflSn. 

252 vi. Joseph Samuel, b. May 9, 182 1; d. , 1895; *^' 

Agnes Hotchkiss. 

+253 vii. Mary Eliza, b. Aug. 23, 1826; d. ; m. March 6, 

185 1, as his second wife, John Griffin, whose first 
wife was her sister Esther. 

Friends' Records. New York City. 
Will of Aaron* Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

{To be contintud.) 

8o Somi Vital Records of Providence, R. L [Jan. 



The following records of marriages, baptisms, etc., were found 
in two old account books of Solomon Drowne (2d) of Providence, 
R. I., by his great-great-grandson. Solomon Drowne (2d) was 
born in Bristol, R. I., Oct. 4, 1706, and died in Providence, R I., 
June 25, 1780. 

He settled in Providence as a merchant in 1730 and for half a 
century bore a prominent part in the affairs of the town, which he 
represented in General Assembly. He was prominently con- 
nected with the First Baptist Meeting House there and Dr. 
Manning of Brown University writes that he "found him one of 
the pillars of the church on his coming to Providence." 

He was the son of Solomon Drowne, 1681-1730, a ship builder 
at Bristol, R. I., and the grandson of Leonard Drowne, 1046-1729, 
the ancestor of the Drowne family who came from England about 
1660, settled and carried on ship building at Kittery, Maine, but 
in consequence of Indian wars removed his family and business 
to Boston, Mass., in 1692. 

Said Solomon Drowne (2d) was the father of Dr. Solomon 
Drowne and Captain William Drowne of the Revolution. 

1. These are to certifie that Timothy Bennet Resident in 
Providence & Mary Sweeting of said Providence were Lawfully 
joyned together in marriage ye 27th Day of June, 1745. 

pr Solomon Drowne, Justice Peace. 

2. Who Likewise Lawfully joyn'd in marriage Philip Tilling- 
hast & Marcy Olney the 5th Day of December A. D. 1745. 

3. These are to Certifie that Thomas Hill of Northkings Town 
in Kings County, Esq' and Mrs Ann Tillinghast of Providence, 
widow, ware Lawfully joyned together in marriage the 20th Day 
of October A. D. 1745. 

(per) ^ Solomon Drowne, Justice Peace. 

4. January 2d, 1745/6 married Antony & Margrat, molato 
man & nigro woman. Servant to Joseph Crawford. 

5. These are to Certifie Gideon Smith & Mary Randall Both 
of Providence ware Lawfully married on the 30th of January 
1745/6. pr Solomon Drowne, Justice Peace. 

June the 21st 1759 was ordained in the Baptist Church in 
Providence Sam*. Winsor (son of our Late worthy Elder Sam*. 
Winsor) an Elder of Said Church and Edw'd. Thurber, Cornilus 
Astain, John Dyer, Deacons to sd. Church by the hands of Elders 
Job & Russel Mason & Nath* Cook. 

I9i5»l Some Vital Records of Providence, R, I, 8 1 

July Sth was Baptised & Recv'd a member of the Same Church 
of Christ Mary Waterman widow to Capt Joseph Waterman 

10. Was Baptised Benj™ Thurber & Wife. 

12. Was Baptised Elizeteah* Ramenton. All By Elder 
Sam* Winsor. 

March 2d, 1760, was Baptised Elizbeth Eddy wife to Capt 
Benj"* Eddy by Elder Sam* Winsor. 

Sept.' 21 1 761 was Baptised Jeremiah Wiscoat by Elder Sam* 

July 4th 1762. Phebe Dexter was Baptised by Elder Sam* 

August i: 1762 Thomas Williams Junior & Wife was Baptised 
by Elder Sam* Winsor. 

The 26th Mary Ceser, Indian woman, was baptised by Elder 

March 3d 1763 Elisabeth Arnold of Charlston was Baptised 
by Elder Winsor. 

August 25, 1763 Job Olney & Roland Sprage & Wife was 
Baptised and Septembr following Patience Eddy wife of Barnet 
Eddy was baptised all by Elder Sam* Winsor. 

June 14, 1764 Robert Miller Baptised by Sam* Winsor Elder. 

August 21, 1764 Elisabeth Rhodes Baptised by Elder S". 

August, 30 1764 John Sheldon & Elisabeth Denly Baptised 
by Elder Winsor. 

Sept. 2. Joseph Sheldon Jr was Baptised by Elder Winsor. 

October 19 Ephrem Wheaten Baptised by Elder Winsor. 

December 16 George Brown's wife & 23d himself was Bap- 
tised by E. Winsor. 

Sept. 26, 1765 Hope Sprage was Baptised by E. S. Winsor. 

October 16 Amos Olney & Stephen Whipple Baptised (by) 
E. S. W. 

The Elder Samuel Winsorf of the First Baptist Meeting 
House mentioned above, was born Nov. i, 1722, ordained June 21, 
1759, retired in 1771, to be succeeded by James Manning, Presi- 
dent of Rhode Island College (Brown University). 

The father alluded to was Samuel Winsor.f born 1677, or- 
dained 1733, and remained in office until his death in 1758. He 
had succeeded James Brown, the grandson of Chad Brown. 

* Probably intended for Elizabeth, 
t Also spelled Windsor. 

82 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works, [Ja°« 


Every gleaner in the field of genealogical research has met with errors in 
printed volumes which, left by themselves, carry mistaken conclusions to the 
end of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct 
such spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here 
every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies as are 
found, that due correction may be made. The authority for the statement 
must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 

22. Ayres — Ingram — Cutt — Moulton — Foster — Fellows — 
Sherburne — Corrections and Additions. 

According to the Ayres Family, by William Henry Whitmore 
of Boston, ** Edward* Ayres was the fifth child and son of Capt. 
John^ Ayres, b. Feb. 12, 1658" (Ipswich Town Records), and had 
the following children: 

i. John, had grant at Brookfield. 
ii. Elizabeth, prob. m. Caleb Griffith, Oct 30, 1701. 
iii. A daughter, m. Joseph Moulton, as appears by grants. 
In 1699 he had a grant of 20 acres in Kittery. 

That Edward Ayres, called **of Kittery, Me.,*' on p. 15, of .4 
Record of the Descendants of Capt, John Ayres of Brookfield, Mass,, 
was of Portsmouth, N. H., as early as 1692, and his brother 
Nathaniel, 1700, is proved by land conveyances, and the settle- 
ment of ** the estate of Edward Ayres, late of Portsmouth," all of 
record at Concord, N. H. This settlement further proves that he 
had other daughters than those mentioned above. Letters of 
administration were granted to Jno. Ayres and John Cutt, June 22, 
1723 (L. 7, p. 555). The inventory amounted to ;^I429.5.5. 

The proof that he had other daughters is shown by quit-claim 
deeds to and from John Ayres, his only son, of record in the 
office of the Secretary of State at Concord, to which the following 
were parties: 

Moses Ingram of Portsmouth and Elizabeth, his wife, John Cutt 
of Portsmouth and Susanna, his wife, Joseph Moulton of Ports- 
mouth and Abigail, his wife, John Foster of Boston and Mary, his 
wife, Nathaniel Fellows of Portsmouth and Hannah, his wife, and 
Joseph Sherburne of Portsmouth and Phebe, his wife, "brothers- 
in-law and their wives, sisters of John Ayres." 

The first quit-claim deed, dated June 7, 1725, recorded June 19, 
1725 (L. 14, p. 280), conveyed 135 acres of land with house, barn 
and orchard in Greenland, 85 acres in Portsmouth, and 46 acres, 
with house, barn and orchard in Kittery, "all of which were late 
the estate of Edward Ayres of Portsmouth, deceased, who was the 
father of the said John Ayres and of his sisters." Sixty acres of 
the above mentioned land were "laid out to him for his part of 
the common land of ye town of Portsmouth." The lands he 

1915*] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works, 83 

owned at Kittery and Greenland were purchases. This deed 
establishes his early settlement at Portsmouth. 

The quit-claim from the sisters and their husbands to their 
said brother John, bore the same date and was recorded July 29, 
1743 (L. 26, p. 544), by which was conveyed all right, title and 
interest to lands mentioned in the above quoted quit-claim, 
•*viz.: Dwelling House & Land in Ports'** afd which was y* late 
Dwelling House & land of their Hon*d Father Edw'd Ayers late 
of Ports*** afd Deceased with ye wharfe warehouse & shop," etc. 
Other deeds are: 

The same grantors to Samuel Nudd of Hampton, N. H., dated 
Sept. 24, 1725, recorded June 3, 1726 (L. 14, p. 564). Consider- 
ation ;^522. Land at Greenland. 

John Ayres, Susannah Cutt, widow, Joseph Moulton and 
Abigail, his wife, in right of said Abigail and Joseph Sherburne 
and Phebe, his wife, in the right of said Phebe, all of Portsmouth, 
to Ephraim Davis of Durham, dated Jan. 14, 1754, recorded July 
30, 1760 (L. 63, p. 237). Consideration ;^250. Land in Harrington 
'* belonging to their father Edward Ayres of Portsmouth." 

Gershom Griflith of Hampton to Ephraim Davis of Durham. 
Quit-claim dated July 29, 1760 (L. 37, p. 239). Lots in Harrington 
"belonging to my grandfather Edward Ayres of Portsmouth, de- 

The statement that Edward Ayres was of Portsmouth as early 
as 1692 is proved by a deed to him from Samuel Penhallow and 
Mary, his wife, of Portsmouth, dated Jan. i, 1692-3, recorded 
Jan. 3, 1 71 7-18 (L. 9, p. 708). On June 13, 1700 (L. 9, p. 710), he 
purchased land of his brother Nathaniel and Amy, his wife, ** all 
of Portsmouth," and on Jan. 30, 1711-12 (L. 8, p. 183), he acquired 
land of Samuel Foulsom and Abigail, his wife. 

Maine Historical and Genealorical Recorder^ vol. 3, p. 44. In- 
scriptions from Point of Graves Cemetery in Portsmoutn: 

Alice Ayres, wife to Edward Ayres, d. 9th Feb., 1718, aged 53 
years. [Query: Was this Alice Ayres Alice Shapleigh, dau. of 
Alexander of Kittery, Me.?] 

Edward Ayres died 30th Nov., 1723, aged 65 years. 

There are several other early inscriptions of both Ayres and 
Grifliths but nothing that throws any light on the following query 
that appeared in the issue of the Hoston Transcript of Wednesday, 
June 28, 191 1 : 

**(No. 2088.) 2 Griffith, Caleb, m, Elizabeth* Ayres (Edward,* 
Capt. John^), and had: 

Caleb, b. Aug. 28, 1702, Portsmouth, N. H. 
Edward, b. Feb. i, 1703. 
Joshua, b. Feb. i, 1704. 
Gershom, b. Sept. 23, 1707. 

After the death of Caleb, Sr., his widow, Elizabeth, m. Henry 
Lyons of York. Joshua Griffiths of Hoston sells the homestead of 
father, Caleb Griffiths, deceased, which he bought of George 

84 CorrecHons and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [Jan. 

Vaughn, March 9, 1702, to Moses Ingraham of Portsmouth, whom 
he calls father-in-law. Deed dated 1726. Savage says Joshua 
Griffiths came from England 1635, ^ged twenty-five. New Hamp- 
shire State Papers give David uriffiths, Portsmouth, 1681. Who 
was Caleb who m. Elizabeth Ay res? e. s. t. l." 

Ayers marriages in Portsmouth, N. H. Vol. 24, N, E. Hist, 

p. 15. Jos. Sherburn and Phebe Ayers both of Porsm® were 

marry^ 15 feb^ 172 1-2. 
p. 17. Jno Cutt and Susanna Ayers both of Portsm® w' married 
20th Sept 171 5. 

Mary Cutt y* Daughter of Jn® and Susanna Cutt was 

born 10 Aug 1716. 
Susanna Cutt y* Daugh' of y* above Parents was born 

22 Dec' 1 71 7. 
Sarah y* Daugh' of ye Parents above was born 9 Ap 

Hannah y* Daugh' of y« Parents above was born 26 
Jan^ 1 72 1, 
p. 18. Jn* Cutt y* son of Jn® and Susanna Cutt was born 

6 Jan 1724. 

Vol. 23, N. E, Hist Reg,: 
p. 271. Edw Toogood and Hannah Ayers both of this Town 
were marry** 16 Oct. 171 1. 

Mary y" Daugh' of Edw and Hannah Toogood was 
born 17 of April 171 3. 
Joseph Moses and Rebeck: Ayres both of Portsm® were 
Marry* 17 Aug** 171 2. 
Joseph y** son of Joseph and Rebeckah Moses was 
born 9 Sep' 171 3. 
p. 393. Abra™ Ayers and Mary Jackson both of Portsm® w' 

marry'* 18 Oct. 1716. 
p. 395. Edward Ayers and Hannah Jose both of Portsm® w' 
marry** 2 Oct 1718. (Could this have been a second 
marriage of Edward* Ayres?) 
Johannah y** wife of Edward Ayers Deceased Jan^ 
Abigail, dau. of Edward^ and Alice Ayres, m. at Portsmouth, 
N. H., Nov. 25, 1708, Joseph,* son of Joseph* Moulton, of York, Me. 
(N, H GeneaL Record, vol. 3, p. 40; K E, Hist, Reg, vol 23, p. 349; 
York Deeds, vol. 10, p. — ). March i, 1758, Joseph Moulton, aged 
72, and Abigail, his wife, aged 70, signed a deposition (Liber 55 
of Deeds, p. 308, Old Deeds at Concord). Administration on the 
estate of the said Joseph was granted July 30, 1762, to son Joseph,* 
who gave bond etc. (Liber 22, p. 397). Children: 
Joseph,* b. Sept. 29, 171-. 
John, b. Dec. 15, 1713; d. Oct 7, 1719, aged 7. 
Alice, b. June 4, 1715. 
Abigail, bap. North Church 1718. 

19' 50 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works, 85 

John (Capt. and Esq.), bap. North Church, Oct. 8, 1 72 1 
{N, E. Hist Reg,, vol. 23, p. 394; N. H, Record, vol. i, 
p. 16; N, K G, & B. Record, Jan., 1914, p. 92). 

Joseph,* son of Joseph,* and Abigail (Ayres) Moulton, b. at 
Portsmouth, Sept. 29, 171-; m. Jan. 7, 1732-3, Sarah Sherburne 
(A^. E, Hist. Reg,, vol, 25, p. 119). The Moulton Family, by Thomas 
Moulton, states that both he and his wife were members of the 
Congregational (Old North) Church, to which his father belonged, 
also that " they had one son and three or four daughters. One 

daughter, Dorcas m. James Day; one m. Fullerton; 

another, Nelson. He d. Nov. 15, 1787, aged yy years." 

Transcript of deed recorded in Rockingham Co., N. H., Jan. 5, 
1790, Liber 126, p. 226. John Nelson of Gilmanton, and Sarah, 
his wife, in the right of his said ; and Dorcas Day of Ports- 
mouth, widow in her own right, dau. of Joseph Moulton of 
Portsmouth, deceased; Nicholas Miller of sd. Portsmouth, and 
Abigail, his wife, in her own right; Mary Fullerton of Boston, 
single woman in her own right; Benj. Folsom of sd. Gilmanton, 
and Agnes, his wife in her own right; all granddaughters of sd. 
deceased, for 40 s. convey to Joseph^ Moulton of Portsmouth, all 
right, title and interest in the real and personal estate of Joseph* 
Moulton, late of Portsmouth, dec'd. Sarah Sherburne, wife of 
Joseph* Moulton, was the dau. of Edward and Agnes (Hunting) 
Sherburne, and was bap. Aug. 10, 1718, at Portsmoutn. {N, E, 
Hist, Reg,, vol. 58, p. 227, for Sherburne Ancestry with corrections 
of errors existing in previous articles ) 

Note: — I have proved up the line of Edward Sherburne myself 
and know the truth whereoi the compiler speaks. Benjamin and 
Agnes (Fullington) Folsom were my great-grandparents and I 
have spent many years endeavoring to unravel the mystery sur- 
rounding their lives. I am thankful to say most of the mystery 
has yielded to persistent effort and is nearly ready for publication 
with much relating to the Fullington and Skinner families. 

MRS. L. c. HEELY, i6s West 140th Street. 

23. Lyndall — ^Tyndall — Churchill Genealogy — Correction. 
Lyndall is a misprint for Tyndall and all of the names should 

be corrected. e. d. york, 

180 Franklin Ave., Flushing, L. I., N. Y. 

24. Sneden — ^TuFTS — Ware — Addition to Supplement to His- 

tory OF County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia. 
In the record of the Sneden family in the Supplement to the 
History of Annapolis County, p. 87, there should be added to the 
children of vi John Townshend and Margaret (Robertson) Sneden, 
5, Julia, m. Alfred Tufts of Everett, Mass., and had son Otis, and 
dau. Annie, m. Albert E. Knox, and Lalia, d. in infancy. John 
Townshend Sneden*s 3rd child Annabella, m. James Ware of 
Everett, and had two sons, Evelyn P., d. unm., and Norman W. 


Author of the Supplement to the History of Annapolis 
County, N. S., Waverly House, Halifax, N. S. 

86 Obituary. [Jan. 



We announce with deep regret the death of James Henry Lea, a member 
of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, who died in Boston 
on November 13, 1914. Mr. Lea became a member of the Society February 
15, 1906, and since that time has been intimately associated with its affairs, 
especially as a contributor to The New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, of bis valuable series of articles on English wills of American 
interest His reputation as a professional genealogist in his chosen field of 
"English research" was second to none in his profession, and his work 
furnishes a standard to be emulated by his successors. The following is a 
brief sketch of his life and activities as published in the Worcester, Mass., 
Gazette on November 27, 1914: 

"Another member of the once numerous Trumbull family has passed 
away. James Henry Lea, only son of Louisa Jane Trumbull and Henry Lea, 
and grandson of George Augustus Trumbull, was born in the ancestral 
mansion (formerly the Court House), Trumbull square, Worcester, July i, 
1846. On the paternal side he came of old Delaware Quaker stock, and on 
the maternal was akin to the Connecticut Trumbulls whose Revolutionary 
record (through (jov. Jonathan and the two Johns, painter and poet) is 
well known. 

He was educated at the Highland Military Academy and at Union Col- 
lege, and resided successively in Alton, 111., Wilmington, Del., Boston, Fair- 
haven, Mass., and South Freeport, Me. For many years he was connected 
with the book and publishing business in Boston and Philadelphia ; but finally 
devoted himself to family research, becoming a professional genealogist of 
high standing. 

Among others, he compiled the Trumbull-Qap and the Lea genealogies; 
and he was a frequent contributor to the New England Historic Genealogical 
Register. His chief work in collaboration with bis English partner, J. R. 
Hutchinson) was *The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln in England and 
America," a de luxe volume beautifully illustrated. He was a member of 
the Society of Colonial Wars, the N. E. Historic (Genealogical Society, the 
Old Colony Historical Society (honorary), the New York (Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, and many others here and abroad. 

His profession took him frequently to England, and he had traveled on 
the continent Of late he had lived quietly among his books at Elmlea, his 
pleasant seaside home in Freeport. 

On Friday, November 13, 1914, he was in Boston on business; and that 
evening, on his way to spend the night with a friend, he encountered a severe 
windstorm, succeeded in reaching the house, but expired almost immediately 
from heart failure. A simple service, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Holden, 
was held in Boston, November 16, and he was cremated at Forest Hills, the 
ashes being interred in the Lea lot in the old Brandywine cemetery at Wil- 

Mr. Lea married first, Anna Blackwell Williams of Harrisonburgh, Va., 
by whom he had one daughter, Frances Trumbull Lea, an artist and Salon 
exhibitor, resident in Paris for several years, now married to Percy Stuart 
Moroney of the Associated Press, and the mother of a young child, Sylvia 
Lea Moroney. He married second, Ida Florence Heaton of Providence, 

1915O Society Proceedings. 87 

widow of Henry W. Pope, by whom he had a daughter, Jane Trumbull Lea, 
both surviving. 

Mr. Lea's favorite diversion was sailing, and he belonged to the New 
Bedford and the South Freeport Yacht clubs. He was a man of wide culti- 
vation, refined tastes and genial personality; a good story-teller and a 
charming conversationalist and correspondent. His epistolary gift was 
inherited from his mother, whose letters, compared to Mme. de Sevigne's, 
are still remembered by her Worcester contemporaries. 

Louisa Trumbull Roberts.** 

Worcester Gazette^ November 27, 1914. 

Whereas the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society have received notification of the death of Mr. J. Henry Lea 
of Soutn Freeport, Maine, it is hereby Resolved that the Societv has lost a 
valued member and noted genealogist, whose services in historical and family 
research have been marked by intelligence, learning and integrity. 

In the examination and tracing ot English records and pedigrees Mr. Lea 
was prominent and his unselfish contribution of many and important discoveries 
in family historjr to the pages of the Record was noteworthy and deserved 
the commendation of all antiquaries. Mr. Lea was a man of marked char- 
acter, genial personality and the soundest judgment in the solving of 
historical and genealogical problems. The Trustees deplore his sudden and 
untimely death and desire to express to his family their profound regret at his 

It is further Resolved that the Societv record the above resolution in the 
minutes and send a transcript of same to his family. 


Regular Meeting, November 13, 191 4. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.45 P. M., President Bowen in the 

President Bowen after some introductory remarks as to the opening of the 
season made the following announcements, viz.: 

The Executive Committee reported the election of the following new 
members:— Mrs. Louis Flickinger, 1416 Center St., Little Rock, Ark., Annual 
Member, proposed by Henry P.Gibson; Mrs. Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson, 
555 Park Ave., City, Annual member, assuming the membership of her late 
husband, Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson, proposed by John R. Totten; 
Charles Thompson Mathews, 30 West 57th St., City, Annual Nl ember, proposed 
bv Alister Greene; George Horace Perkins, 200 Fifth Avenue, City, Annual 
Member, proposed by Henry P. Gibson; Johan Waldemar von Rehling Qvist- 
gaard, iio West 59th Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by John R. 
Totten; Howard Stelle Filz Randolph, 260 West 76th St., City, Annual Mem- 
ber, proposed bv Henry P. Gibson; John Canfield Tomlinson, 45 West 57th 
St., City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Mrs. Alois 
von Isakovics, Vaucluse Park, Monticello, N. Y., Annual Member, proposed by 
John R. Totten; Edward McKinstry Whiting, 515 Cathedral Parkway, City, 
Annual Member, proposed by Henry P. Gibson. 

The following Corresponding Member has been elected: Henry Cady, 
Schoharie, N. Y., Corresponding Member to represent Schoharie Co., N. Y. 

Since the May meeting of the Society the following deaths have been re- 
corded, viz.: Ricnard Hockman Handley, Life Member, died July 14, IQI4, 
aged 65; William Nelson, Life Member, died Aug. 10, 1914, aged 67; Mrs. 
William H. Perry, Life Member, died May 20, 1914; Gen. Edward Francis 

88 Society Proceedings, [Jan. 

Winslow, Life Member, died Oct. 22, 1914, aged 77; Lemuel Bolton Bangs, 
M. D., Annual Member, died Oct. 4, 1914, aged 72; Lucas Brodbead, Annual 
Member, died Oct. i, 1914, aged 70; Mrs. Morris Ketcbum Jesup, Annual 
Member, died June 17, 1914, aged 80; Mrs. James Marcus King, Annual Mem- 
ber, died Nov. 6, 1914, aged 74; Isaac Parish Smith, Annual Member, died 
July 7, 1914; Harrv Dugan Spears, Annual Member, died Sept. 17, 1914, aged 
67; Col. Walter Phelps Warren, Annual Member, died Aug. 8, 1914, aged 73. 

Also that the following Nominating Committee had been appoint^, viz.: — 
Rev. S. Ward Righter, Henry Parsons, Alexander McMillan Welch, John Mil- 
ton Gardner, George William Burleigh. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the lecturer of the evening, Justin Harvev 
Smith, LL.D., of Boston, who addressed the Society on the subject of "Poinsett s 
Career in Mexico," and informed us that Joel R. Poinsett was the first 
Minister to Mexico from the United States, 182c. 

At the close of the lecture Capt. Richard Henry Greene with remarks 
moved that the thanks of the Society be tendered to Mr. Smith for his in- 
structive and entertaining lecture which was duly seconded by Mr. David 
Harris Underbill and earned. 

Mr. Bowen then tendered the thanks of the Society to Mr. Smith. 

The meeting then on motion adjourned to the Library where the members 
and their guests were served with refreshments. 

Regular Meeting, December ii, 1914. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.40 P. M., the President, Clarence 
Winthrop Bowen, in the Chair. 

The President announced that January 8th, IQ15, would be the Annual 
Meeting, on which occasion the Hon. Chauncey M. Depew would be elected an 
Honorary Member and would address the Society as would also the Hon. Joseph 
H. Choate. 

Also that an extra meeting would be held on January 29th, 191 5, when Mr. 
William Webster Ellsworth would lecture on " Making of Europe, etc. 

At the February Meeting Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin would address the 
Society on " Centennial of Hartford Convention." 

The Executive Committee announced the election of Mrs. Lucas Brod- 
head, Versailles, Ky,, Annual Member, proposed by John R. Totten, assuming 
the membership ot her late husband, Lucas Brodhead, Esq.; also that Miss 
Florence E. Carr, Fayetteville, N. Y., had been elected a Corresponding Mem- 
ber to represent Syracuse, Fayetteville and Onondaga County in general. 

Since the last meeting of the Society the following deaths have been 
recorded: — Mrs. Henry Draper, Life Member and Donor, died Dec. 8, 1914; 
Mrs. Sylvanus Reed, Life Member, died Nov. 17, I9i4> aged 93; James Henry 
Lea, Annual Member, died Nov. i^, 191 4. 

The President then announced the appointment of the following Auditing 
Committee, to audit the Treasurer's books for the year 191 4:— 
Dwight Brainard Baker, 
Edmund Cook Sargeant. 
Richard Schermerhom, Jr.. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the speaker of the evening, Mr. Thomas 
Willing Balch of Philadelphia, who addressed the Society on the subject of 
• The Swedish Beginning of Pennsylvania." 

At the close of the lecture Rev. John Cornell moved a vote of thanks to 
the speaker for his interesting and instructive address which was duly 
seconded by Mr. Drowne. 

Remarks were made by the Chairman as to the flag of the City of New 

Attention was called by the Chairman who announced the gift to the Society 
of two volumes, "English Ancestors of the Shippen Famfly and Edward 
Shippen of Philadelphia,*' and " International Courts of Arbitration," from the 
speaker of the evening, Mr. Thomas Willing Balch. 

On motion, duly seconded, the meeting adjourned to the Library for 
refreshmenu. Henry Russell Drowne, Secretary. 

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be forwarded to the inquirer. 

In answering queries please refer to the Volume and Page of Tus Record in which original 
query was published. 

1. Lawrance.— Aug, 20, 1784. Elizabeth Hale, Robert Towt and wife 
Sarah (Van Voorst), Thomas Lawrance and wife Eleanora, Daniel Lawrence and 
wife Jemima (Brevoort), and Nicholas Van Antwerp and wife Mary (Lawrence), 
released their interest in real estate situated on the east side of New Street, 
near Wall, to Mary Towt (conveyances Liber 93, page 150, N. Y. Register's 
Office). Were these people related? From whom was their interest derived? 
Will of Thomas Lawrence of the City of New York, blacksmith, dated Feb. 21, 
1756; proved April 28, 1784, mentions wife Ann; sons Thomas and John Van 
Voorst, and unmarried daughter Mary. Witnesses: Elizabeth Hale, John Van 
Voorst and Samuel Bayard. How related to the foregoing? 

Taylor, Moses, of Yoncers in Westchester County, New York, black* 
smith. Will dated Sept. 5, 1748; proved Oct. 13, 1748 (Liber 16, page 351, N. Y. 
Surrogate's Office). Information desired concerning his ancestry. 

Taylor, Moses, of New York City, coppersmith. Born elsewhere. Ad- 
mitted as freeman, Sept. 12, 1738. Alive Aug. 6, 1753. Information desired 
concerning his ancestry. 

Disbrow, Hannah, of Maiden Head, married Benjamin Oppie of Somer- 
set County, N. J., Jan. g, 1764 (New Jersey Archives, Marriage Licences). In- 
formation desired concerning their ancestry. How related to Samuel Disbrow 
or Desbro of Cranberry, N. J.? 

Smith, Richard, of Hanover, in the County of Morris, N. J. Will dated 
Feb. 12, 1763. Filed in Office of Secretary of State, Trenton, N. J., July i, 
1763. Mentions sons Samuel and Benjamin (married Hannah Dodd), and 
daughters Rachel (married Moses Peirson, March 27, 1754) and Rhoda (mar- 
ried John Cobb). Information concerning his ancestry desired. 

Taylor, John, bom in New York City, coppersmith. Married Mary 
Piper, March 5, 1757. He died July 3, 1798. She died Sept. 30, 1803 (Family 
Bible). They resided at No. 96 Maiden Lane, which was sold by Com- 
missioners of Partition, May i, 1805. Information concerning their ancestry 
desired. Also from whom they acquired the property. The deeds on file in 
the Register's Office do not show. 

H. SMITH, 170 Central Park West, N. Y. City. 

2. Smith — Mountford — Lear — Fogg — Storer. — Information de- 
sired of Captain Joseph Smith of Portsmouth, N. H. (d. York, Me., in 1821, aged 
48) and his wife Polly Mountford (d. Portsmouth in 1824, aged 40). Who were 
Uieir parents or connections? They had daus. Charlotte, who at one time lived 
with the Lear family in Portsmouth, and Martha Louisa, who m. a Stillson. 
There was in the Lear family an aunt Fogg and an aunt Storer, and Storer was 
Polly Lear's name by m. to Samuel Storer and became the mother of Rear 
Admiral George Washington Storer. Polly was sister of Tobias Lear, 
Washington's secretary. the editor. 

By John R. Totten. 

EnrroRiAL Notk:— The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society solicits at 
donations to its Library all newly published works on Genealogy. History and Biography, as well 
as all works on Town, County and State History, or works embodying information regarding the 
Vital Records of any and all localities. It also solicits the donation to the manuscript collections 
of its library any and all manuscript compilations which bear upon the above mentioned topics. 


go Book Reviews. [Jan. 

In consideration of socb donations the works so presented to the Society will be at once 

R laced upon the sbeWes of its librarj and will be reviewed in tbe next subsequent issue of Tub 
[bw Yorb Genbalogical and Biographical Kbcord, eacb donation of such cbaracter. 
wbetber in printed or manuscript form, will be reviewed under tbe bead of ** Book Notices " and 
a copy of Thb Rbcord containing tbe review will be sent to tbe donor. 

The Society does not solicit donations of publications or manuscripts on topics foreign to 
tbe above mentioned subjects, as its library is specialized and cannot accommodate material 
wbicb does not bear directly upon its recognized spbere of usefulness. 

Donations for review in tbe January issue of Thb Rbcord sbould be delivered to tbe 
Society before December ist of tbe previous year; for tbe April issue, before Marcb ist; for tbe 
July issue before June ist; and for tbe October issue, before September ist. 

All donations will be generously reviewed witb a view of calling tbe attention of tbe public 
to tbeir good points; but, while generous, tbe reviews vrill contain such proper criticism as tbe 
interest of the genealogical student would expect from tbe editorial stafif of Thb Record. 

The **Book Notices'* of The Rbcord are carefully read by all librarians as well as 
genealogical students, and tbe review of a work in Thb Rbcord is equivalent to a special 
advertisement of such work. 

Letters of transmittal of donations of such works sbould embody tbe price of tbe work 
donated and the name and address of tbe person from whom it can be purchased. 

The Stoky op Anthony Coombs and His Descendants, by William 
Carey Coombs, Amelia, Ohio. 1913. 8vo., cloth, pp. 219, illustrated (no 
index). Price, cloth, $2.15; Budo-am, $2.65. Address: author, at Amelia, 

A valuable addition to the history of the Coombs family which will be 
welcomed by all of the blood. It is recommended to all Genealogical 

Morrill Kindred in America, an account of the Descendants of Abraham 
Morrill of Salisbury, Mass., 1632-1662 through his eldest son Isaac Morrill, 
1640-1713 by Annie Morrill Smith. The Lyons Genealogical Company, New 
York, 1914. 8vo., cloth, pp. 144, including index, illustrated. Price, $2.00, 
postpaid. Address: compiler, 78 Orange street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

An excellent compilation containing valuable genealogical information 
concerning Abraham^ Morrill and his descendants to the 8th generation in- 
clusive. It is recommended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

From One Generation to Another. Being annals of one branch of the 
Langdon Family from Vershire, Vermont, and afterwards of Coltunbia, 
(Cincinnati) Ohio. Edited and published for private distribution by Harriet 
Nash Langdon and Annie Morrill Smith, of No. 78 Orange street, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 8vo., cloth. Price, $2.00, postpaid 

This excellent little book gives much information concerning family 
characteristics and customs ; and is enriched by twa genealogical charts, one 
giving the descendants of Philip Langdon, of England and Boston, Mass., to 
5ie 5th generation, and the second giving the descendants of James Daven- 
port^ Langdon to the 8th generation. Recommended to all (Genealogical 

Baker Ancestry. The Ancestry of Samuel Baker, of Pleasant Valley, 
Steuben Cotmty, New York, with some of his descendants. Cxmipiled by 
Frank Baker. Quarto cloth, pp. 58, illustrated. Price, $5.00. Address: 
compiler, 643 Woodland Park, Chicago, 111. 

This excellent work gives the line of ascent of Samuel* Baker of 
Pleasant Valley, N. Y., to the original emigrant, Thomas^ Baker, of Milford, 
Conn., Thomas*, Samuel", Jonathan*, Samuel* Baker, of Pleasant Valley, 
with much valuable information concerning the ancestor of each generation. 
In addition there is information concerning the descendants of Samuel* 
Baker of Pleasant Valley, N. Y. Recommended to all Genealogical 

Historical Sketches or the Town of Milford (C>)nn.), by (jcorgc 
Hare Ford, 1914. 8vo., cloth, pp. 80, with map and illustrations. Price, $1.50. 
Address: author, New Haven, Conn. 

A valuable addition to the history of this old Connecticut town. ^ It 
contains amongst other material a fac-simile reproduction of the original 

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town patent issued in 1712-13 with names of patentees; names of heads of 
families taken from first U. S. Census in 1790; names of residents who 
served in Civil War, 1861-1865. It is recommended to all Historical and 
Genealogical Libraries. 

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire. Our 
Deceased Members, 1911-1914, sketches of their Honored Lives with por- 
traits, Constitution and By-I^ws, List of Officers, Committees and Members, 
Chronicle for Twenty Years, 1894 to 1914. Printed by the Society and 
Dedicated to the Memory of Our Departed Members. 1914. 8vo.» cloth, pp. 
104. Price, $2.oa Address: John C Thome, Secretary-Treasurer, Con- 
cord, N. H. 

An excellent example of a Society lineage book, and containing, as it 
does, not only a list of all the members, but also a Hst of ancestors from 
whom eUgibility is derived, will be of value to genealogists. Recommended 
to all Genealogical Libraries. 

Edmond Hawes, of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, an Emigrant to 
America in 1635. His Ancestors, including the allied families of Brome, 
Colles, Greswold, Porter, Rody, Shirley and Whitfield, and some of his 
descendants, by James William Hawes, A. M. 8vo., doth, pp. 217, including 
an excellent index, illustrated. Price, $5.00 (carriage extra). Address: 
Author, Harvard Club, 27 W. 44th street, New York City. 

This work from the pen of such a well known genealogical writer is in 
itself self-recommended, and we find it all that we would expect from such 
an imdoubted authority. It contains exhaustive data on the English and 
American history of the Hawes Family and the genealogical record of 
Edmond^ Hawes (the emigrant ancestor) and his descendants to the 8th 
generation inclusive. Recommended to all (jenealogical Libraries. 

History and Genealogical Record op One Branch op the Stilwell 
Family, by Dewitt Stilwell, with introduction and contributions by Lamont 
Stilwell, of Syracuse, N. Y. 8vo., cloth, pp. 94, including index, illustrated. 
Price, $2.oa Address : Lamont Stilwell, 331 Union Bldg., Syracuse, N. Y. 

A valuable contribution to the history of the Stilwell Family in America 
giving the genealogical record of Nicholas^ Stilwell and his descendants to 
the 8th generation, inclusive. Recommended to alt Genealogical Libraries. 

The Vandbrlip, Van Derlip, Vander Lippe Family in America^ also 
including some account of the Von Der Lippe Family of Lippe, (jermany, 
from which the Norwegian, Dutch and American lines have their descent. 
Compiled by Charles Edwin Booth, Member of New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Society of (Colonial 
Wars, Long Island Historical Society, etc Privately printed. New York, 
1914. 8vo., cloth, pp. 188, including index, illustrated. Although not gener- 
ally for sale, a limited ntunber of copies are available by appHcation to the 
author. Price, $3.00. Address: Author, National Arts Qub, 15 Gramercy 
Park, New York City. 

This excellent work contains valuable historical information regarding 
the German origin of the family and its American branch and contains the 
record of William^ Vanderlip (the emigrant ancestor) and his descendants. 
The work bears evidence of painstaking accuracy and is recommended to all 
Genealogical Libraries. 

A Little Book on Heraldry, by Qara M. Howell Lyons. 8vo., cloth, 
pp. 58, with illustrations, 1907. Price, cloth, $1.00 ; paper, 75 cents. Address : 
William S. Pelletreau, 64 W. looth street. New York City. 

This modest little work contains a fund of information on the laws of 
heraldry and will be found a handy reference book to those interested in 
the subject. The introduction is an interesting review of the origin and 
history of the use of Heraldic insignia and the body of the work is a good 

Q2 Book Reviews, [Jan. 

practical description of the conventional heraldic devices and their peculiar 
significance. Recommended to all Historical and Genealogical Libraries. 

Genealogy op the Somersetshire Family op Meriet^ traced in an un- 
broken line from the Reign of The Confessor to its extinction in the Reign 
of King Henry V.; compiled from Public Records and other Authentic 
Sources with notes and references, by B. W. Greenfield, Barrister-at-Law, 
1883, Taunton. Printed by J. F. Hammond, 67 High street, with additions 
and corrections by Douglas Merritt New York, 1914. 8vo., half morocco, 
pp. 131. Price, $6.00. Address: Douglas Merritt, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Mr. Merritt, with the most commendable zeal, has gone to the expense 
of issuing this 2nd edition of this now almost unobtainable genealogical work 
and has added essentially to its value by the valuable additions and cor- 
rections which he has compiled with his well known painstaking accuracy. 
The volume is heartily recommended to all Genealogical and Allied Libraries. 

John Hay, Author and Statesman, by Lorenzo Sears, L. H. D. 8vo., 
cloth, pp. 150, including index, with portrait frontispiece of John Hay. Dodd, 
Mead & Co., 1914. Price, $1.00 net Address: Publishers, 4th Avenue and 
30th street. New York City. 

A brief, but comprehensive history of this most eminent of American 
Statesmen of this modem period. It contains much in a limited space, and 
its literary merit is vouched for by the reputation of the author. Recom- 
mended to all Historical, Genealogical and General Reference Libraries. 

Nantucket (Mass.) A History, by R. A. Douglas-Lithgow, M. D., LL.D. 
8vo., cloth, pp. 389, including index, 8 illustrations and i map. Knickerbocker 
Press, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2-4-6 West 4Sth street, New York City. 1914. 
Price, $2.50. Address: Publishers. 

A most interesting narrative history of this Old Massachusetts Island 
told in such a manner as to strip the subject of any of the dullness of mere 
statistical history. It cannot fail to be of value to all those whose interests 
for one reason or another may center in this Atlantic Island. Recommended 
to all Genealogical and Historical Libraries. 

History of the Woodcock Family from 1692 to 1912, by William Lee 
Woodcock. 8vo., cloth, pp. 62. Price $3.00. Address: Author, Altoona, Fa. 

An acceptable addition to the history of this family in America, con- 
taining a chapter on the English Woodcock Family and chapters on the 
descendants of Bancroft and Isaac Woodcock, John Woodcock, Andrew J. 
Woodcock, Bancroft* Woodcock, Robert and William Woodcock, Robert* 
Woodcock ; and notes on the New England Woodcock Family. Recommended 
to all Genealogical Libraries. 

Personal and Family History of Charles Hook and Margaret Monk 
Harris, by James Coffee Harris. 8vo., paper, pp. 116, illustrated, no index. 
Price, Address: Author, c/o Board of Public Education, Rome, Ga. 

A most interesting and valuable contribution to the history of the Harris 
Family. The branch of the family treated is the southern one of North 
Carolina and Georgia, and we welcome it as the southern genealogical field 
has not been heretofore sufficiently cultivated. Recommended to all Gen- 
ealogical Libraries. 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, 1913-14. 8vo., 
paper, pp. 67, prepared under authority of the Council, by the Secretary and 
containing lists of the living and deceased members. Address: the Secretary 
of the Society, 43 Cedar street. New York City. 

Contains much information of value. Recommended to Genealogical 

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Thb Heiligh and Hasley Family, copyrighted 1914, by John R. Wit- 
craft. 8vo., paper, 1914, pp. 31, illustrated. Price, $1.00. Address: Author, 
Box 13, Merchantville, N. J. 

A valuable introductory history of this family and as such is recom- 
mended to all of the blood and to Genealogical Libraries. 

"In Loving Memory op Henry D. Van Orden." Presented to the 
Society by 'The Misses Van Orden," of 105 Hicks street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Svo., doth, pp. 34, illustrated. Name of compiler not given. Price not 

A worthy tribute to the memory of the subject of the essay, containing 
much valuable ^[enealoeical and biographical data. Recommended to His- 
torical, Biographical and Genealogical Libraries. 

Colonial Mansions op Maryland and Delaware, by John Martin 
Hanunond. Large 8vo., linen binding, pp. 304, including index and with 65 
illustrations of these mansions. Printed from type. Published by J. B. 
Lippincott Co., Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pa. 1914. Price, $5.00 net 
Address : Publishers. 

The author of this work has approached his subject with an inherent 
love therefor, and has succeeded in producing a volume the literary merit of 
which is pronounced. Artistically it is a pleasure to the eye and in every way 
esthetically appealing. The field of this literary effort is rich with material 
and we have within the covers of this work verbal descriptions and pictorial 
reproductions of many of the most famous homes of Maryland and Dela- 
ware. Some 37 of these mansions are described in a pleasing' literary style, 
and their exteriors and interiors illustrated by half-tone plates of high class 
artistic merit The author is to be congratulated both for the literary merit 
of the volume and for the excellence of the work from the publishers' stand- 
point Recommended to all Historical, Biographical and Genealogical 

Supplement to the History op the County op Annapous (Nova 
Scotia). Correcting and supplying omissions in the original volume, by 
A, W. Savary, A, M.j D. C. L. Editor and part Author of the original history. 
8vo., cloth, pp. 142, mcluding index, illustrated, 1913. Price of Supplement 
separately, $2.50 (12 cents postage). Price of both History and Supplement, 
$3-7S Address: Author, Waverly House, Halifax, N. S. 

This is a most valuable addition to the History of this County of Nova 
Scotia, and is replete with genealogical material It should be on the shelves 
of all General Reference, Historical and Genealogical Libraries. 

Annals of the Leonard Family, by Mrs. Fanny Leonard Koster, of 
21 Park Place, New York City. 8vo., cloth, pp. 208, and 58 illustrations and 2 
genealogical charts; no index. Price, $5.00 (carriage 15 cents). Address: 

This interesting volume is dedicated to the author's father, and is a 
worthy tribute to the memory of one so dear. It is moreover a painstaking 
work in so far as the historical and genealogical material therein embraced 
is concerned. The History of the English origin of the family is recorded in 
a scholarly manner, and the American genealogy of the family is extensive 
and accurately recorded. Two comprehensive genealogical charts arc 
pocketed in the covers of the volume, one of the English Leonard family, 
and one of 6 large pages giving the record of the Leonards of Taunton, 
Mass. Reconunended to all Genealogical and Historical Libraries. 

Simeon Church, op Chester, Conn., 1708-1792, and his descendants, 
compiled by Charles Washburn CKurch. 8vo., cloth, pp. 209+32 of index 
illustrated. Price, $3.oa Address: Compiler, Waterbury, Conn. 

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A most creditable compilation giving the English and American Histoo' 
of this branch of the Church Family and chapters on the Descendants of 
Simeon Church by the lines of 8 of his children, viz: Titus, Lois, Eunice, 
Simeon, Philemon, Elizabeth, John and Samuel. Recommended to all 
Genealogical Libraries. 

Worcester Family Genealogy. The Descendants of Rev. William 
Worcester with a brief notice of the Connecticut Wooster Family. First 
edition, published by J. Fox Worcester, of Salem, Mass., in 1856. Revised 
by Sarah Alice Worcester, of Mollis, N. H., and Cambridge, Mass., 1914. 8vo., 
cloth, pp. 270, including an excellent index, profusely illustrated. Price, $7.00. 
Address: E. F. Worcester, 146 Summer street, Boston, Mass. 

A first class genealogical work in every particular ; and, being a revision 
of a former edition, brings the subject matter down to date and eliminates 
the errors of the formier work. Recommended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

Early North amfton (Mass.). Published by the Betty Allen Chapter, 
D. A. R., of Northampton, Mass. 1914. 8vo., cloth, pp. 229, with table of 
contents, no index, illustrated. Price, $2.00 (carriage 25 cents extra). Ad- 
dress: Miss Helen C. Sergeant, 82 Bridge street, Northampton, Mass. 

A most valuable contribution to the history of this old Massachusetts 
town, and will be a welcome addition to the shelves of Historical and 
Genealogical Libraries. It is to be hoped that the success of this volume may 
stimulate the "Betty Allen" Chapter, D. A. R., to supplement it with another 
publication containmg the graveyard inscriptions and other vital records of 
the town which are so much desired now by genealogical readers. Recom- 
mended to all Historical and (Genealogical Libraries. 

Historic Homes of New England, by Mary H. Northend, author of 
"Colonial Homes and their Furnishings." 8vo., cloth, pp.' 274, including 
index, enriched by 95 full page illustrations of these Historic Homes. Boston, 
1914. Little, Brown & Co., publishers. Copyrighted. Price, $5.00 net. 
Address: Miss Mary H. Northend, 9 Barton Square, Salem, Mass. 

An artistically beautiful volume and containing, as it does, chapters on 
the following "Homes": The House of the Seven (lables, The Pickering 
House, "The Lindens," The Rogers House, The Colonel Jeremiah Lee House, 
The Ladd-Gilman House, The Adams House, The Spencer-Pierce House, 
The Cjovernor Dummer Mansion, The Macphaedris-Warner House, The 
Wentworth House, The Franklin Pierce House, The Savory House, The 
Stark Mansion, The Saltonstall House, The Dalton House, The Kittrcdge 
House, The Royall House, The Longfellow House, The Quincy Mansion, and 
"Hey Bonnie Hall" — ^it will be found to be of great interest and value to 
students of family history. It is a work that should be in all general refer- 
ence. Historical and Genealogical Libraries. 

Historical Catalogue of the Members of the First Church of 
Christ, in New Haven, Conn. (Center Church) A. D. 1639- 1914, compiled 
by Franklin Bowditch Dexter, New Haven, 1914. 8vo., cloth, pp. 469. Price, 
$2.00 (postage extra). Address: Board of Deacons of Center Church, 311 
Temple street. New Haven, Conn. 

This work is an invaluable addition to the published vital records of 
New Haven. It contains as nearly as obtainable the list of members of this 
church 1639- 1914; and the earlier lists are enriched by biographical notes 
that render it genealogically most valuable. It is heartily recommended to all 
(Genealogical and Historical Libraries. The compiler of this work is the dis- 
tinguished author of that well known series, "Yale Biographies," the excel- 
lence of which work insures the accuracy and value of the volume under 

Soldiers of Oakham, Mass., in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 
and the Civil War, by Henry Parks Wright 8vo., doth, pp. 325, including 

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copious index, profusely illustrated. Price, $2.50. Address: Compiler, 128 
York street, New Haven, Conn. 

This work, as its title indicates, will be a source of most valuable in- 
formation to all genealogists and historians, and it is therefore heartily 
reconunended to all libraries of such affiliations. To genealogists it will be 
especially useful, as it is replete with genealogical notes relative to the 
individuals who figured in the several wars. 

The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. XHI. 
Edited by Edward Hamilton Daly, Secretary-General. 8vo., cloth, pp. 402, 
including index, illustrated. Published by the Society, 1914. Address: 
Edward H. Daly, 52 Wall street. New York City. Price, $2.00. 

A worthy successor to the 12 preceding volumes of this series. It con- 
tains much matter of biographical interest The publication of the Irish 
Vital Records of Georgetown, Maine, in the volume renders it of great value 
to genealogists. Recommended to all Genealogical and Historical Libraries. 

History of the Class of 1868, Yale College, 1864-1914, compiled by 
Henry P. Wright, Class Secretary. Svo., cloth, pp. 382, profusely illustrated 
with portraits of members of the Qass. Address: Compiler, 128 York 
street. New Haven, Conn. 

A most excellent example of a College Class History, and contains a 
fund of vital facts relative to the members of the class. Reconunended to all 
Historical and Genealogical Libraries. 

Historical Rutland, Souvenir Edition. An Illustrated History of Rut- 
land, Vermont, from the granting of the Charter 1761 to 1911, compiled by 
Rev. F. E. Davison, of 45 Clarendon Avenue, West Rutland, Vt. Quarto 
paper, pp. 69, profusely illustrated. Address : Compiler. Price not stated. 

An interesting brochure containing much valuable information. 

The Book op the Duffs, compiled by Alistair and Henrietta Tavler, 
34 Kensington Court Mansions, Lonaon, W., England. Printed by T. & A. 
Constable & Co., and published by William Brown, 5 Castle street, Edinburgh, 
Scotland. 1914. Quarto, cloth, 2 vols., pp. 307, 321 (628), including index to 
both volumes in 2nd volume, and includmg 40 full page illustrations, 30 insets 
plates, and 29 genealogical tables (or charts). Price £2, 2S. Address: T. & A. 
Constable & Co., Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

It is a positive pleasure to be permitted to peruse a work of this literary 
and artistic excellence, even while appreciating the inability to set forth its 
many merits in the circumscribed space of our review columns. Dealing with 
the history of this noted and titled Scotch family it conunands the interest of 
the general reader as well as the close study of the genealogist and historian. 
The genealogical material in the volumes will be found to be of immense 
value. The paper, typography, press work and general ensemble set a high 
standard for such works which we hope to see emulated in other future 
productions of this character. Recommended to all general reference, histor- 
ical, biographical and genealogical libraries. 

Owners and Occupants of the Lots, Houses and Shops in the Town 
OF Providence, Rhode Island, in 1798, located on maps of the highways of 
that date. Also owners or occupants of houses in the compact part of Provi- 
dence in 1759, showing the location and in whose names they are to be 
found on the map of 1798. Compiled by Henry R. Chace, 133 Brown street. 
Providence, R. I. Quarto, cloth, pp. 28+20 full page map plates. Price $5.00. 
Address: Compiler. (But few copies remaining for sale.) 

This rather unusual book, as the title indicates, will be found to be a 
mine of valuable information to the historian, biographer, genealogist and 
real estate expert. The labor of its compilation and the excellence of the 

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result is a monument to the author. It will become an authority in its line, 
which fact will be a small portion of the gratitude due to the executor of 
this painstaking task. Recommended to all Genealogical and Historical 

The Hubbabd Thompson Memorial. A Genealogical Record and His- 
torical Account of the Ancestors and Descendants of Ebenezer Hubbard and 
Mary Thompson, his wife. Compiled and edited for Ellen Hubbard Skinner, 
by Lillian Kimball Stewart. 1914. Quarto, Yi morocco and buckram, pp. 423, 
including indexes of names, places and subjects. Limited edition of 50 
copies. Not for sale. Presented to the Society by Mrs. Ellen Hubbard 

This is a noted example of that class of family memorials of both 
genealogical and historical character, which owe their existence not only to a 
justifiable pride of ancestry, but also to a willingness and ability to perpetuate 
such records in a beautiful and artistic form. The work is of undoubted 
authenticity and likewise of literary merit reflecting great credit upon the 
author of the enterprise and upon the compiler and editor. The paper, press- 
work and binding enhance the general merit of the production. Amongst 
the 20 full page illustrations are to be found colored representations of the 
Hubbard, Thompson and Conant Coats of Arms, the other illustrations being 
portraits of ancestors, illustrations of family homes and localities of interest 
The work is not a genealogy constructed along conventional lines. It is 
rather a collection of pedigree charts showing the lines of ascent of Ebenezer' 
Hubbard along his various blood strains wiUi copious historical data relative 
to the family surname of each of these strains. Amongst the various 
pedigrees thus set forth may be mentioned the following: George Hubbard, 
John Barnard, John Bent, John Bishop, Nathaniel Bowman, WilUam Bridge, 
Roger Conant, Edward Converse, Joseph Estabrook, Thomas Flegg, John 
Fleming, Richard Gardner, Walter Ha3mes, Edward Howe, Thomas King, 
John Knight, Michael LepingweU, Hugh Mason, John Moore, Peter Noyes, 
William Palmer, Thomas Pierce, Thomas Plympton, John Raymond, Edmund 
Rice, Henry Rolfe, John Roper, Thomas Scruggs, John Sherman, Gregory 
Stone, James Thompson, Stephen Upson, Richard Walker, William Walton, 
Philemon Whale, Henry Woodis, Edward Wright, Archibald Thompson, 
John Gilmore, Robert Gilmore, Matthew Pratt, Nicholas Simpkins, Jeremiah 
Smith and William TirrelL The work is a notable addition to any library, 
and we count ourselves honored to be one of those favored. 

Maternal Ancestry of Charles Whiting MacNair, bv Hannah 
Louise MacNair Crawford. 8vo., cloth, pp. 82, illustrated with family por- 
traits and genealogical charts, no index. Price, Address: Mrs. Frank 

Crawford, 3817 Dewey Avenue, Omaha, Neb. 

A most interesting work and replete with historical information relative 
to the maternal antecedents of Charles Whiting MacNair in this country and 
on the other side of the water. Reconunended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

A Genealogical History op the Ficklin Family in America. From 
the first of the name in America to the present time, with some account of 
the family in England, by Walter Homan Ficklin. Quarto, cloth, pp. 134, 
including index, illustrated. Price, $5.20. Address: Author, Littleton, Colo. 

This is another valuable addition to the history and genealogy of Vir- 
ginia Families, which are so welcome to genealogical students. The work is 
well executed and will be found of great value to all those of the blood, and 
it is heartily recommended to them and to Genealogical Libraries. 

The Haviland Genealogy. Ancestors and Descendants of William 
Haviland of Newport, Rhode Island, and Flushing, Long Island, 165^-1688, 
with special records of the allied families of Field, Hull, Torrey, WiUetts- 
Willis, by Josephine C. Frost, compiler of the Frost and Strang Genealogies 
and editor of 3 volumes of the Town Records of Jamaica, L. I. (1656-1751)- 

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8vo., doth, pp. 551, including a well constructed index and 84 illustrations of 
family interest Price, doth, $10.00; half morocco, $i2.5a Address: Mrs. 
Samud Knapp Frost, 254 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

This is a first class genealogical work constructed along recognized 
standard conventional lines and bears all the evidence of careful and accurate 
compilation that might be expected by those intimate with the excellent 
previous work of the author. The history of the family prior to its arrival 
in this country is carefully set forth and its direct connection with immigrant 
ancestor to this country WilUam^ Haviland is therein established. The 
genealogy of the family in this country is recorded with exhaustive care to 
Uie 8th generation inclusive. We take pleasure in welcoming the book and 
recommending it as a necessary addition to all Genealogical Libraries. 

The Engush Ancestry op Abraham Belknap, who settled in Lynn, 
Mass., 163s, by Henry Wyckoff Belknap. 8vo., doth, pp. 20, reprinted from 
the N. £. Hist Gen. Register. 1914. Address: Author, Salem, Mass. Price 
not stated. 

This excellent ardde will be welcomed in its individual bound form and 
it is heartily recommended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

A Supplement to the Frost Genealogy, by Josephine C. Frost (Mrs. 
Samud Knapp Frost) author of the original Frost Genealogy, published in 
1912. 8vo., doth, pp. 42. Price, $2.00. Address : Author. 254 Garfield Place, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

This book of forty-two pages contains corrections and additions to the 
Frost Genealogy issued in 1912, with numerous unconnected lines, also the 
records of some descendants of Samuel Frost of Wallingford, Conn., vj\2f 

The work is executed with the painstaking care which rendered the 
original volume so acceptable to genealogical students. Recommended to all 
Genealogical Libraries, and to those of the blood. 

Records of the Town op Jamaica, Long Island (N. Y.), 1656-1751, 
edited by Josephine C Frost, member of the Long Island Historical and of 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Sodeties and published by the 
Long Island Historical Sodety, comer of Pierrepont and Clinton streets, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 8vo., cloth, 3 vols., pp. 454, 457, 448, each volume indexed 
Sold only in sets. Price of set (3 volumes) $iaoa Address: The Long 
Island Historical Sodety, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

These volumes contain an immense fund of information relative to the 
early inhabitants of Jamaica, i6s6-i75if and will be heartily welcomed by 
historians and genealogical searchers. They will also be an excellent work 
of reference for real estate experts of that locality. The Long Island His- 
torical Sodety is to be congratulated in having presented to the public such a 
valuable addition to Long Island history, and we hope that they may continue 
to produce other series of like value chosen from thdr field of operation. 
The work reflects great credit upon its editor. Recommended to all Histor- 
ical, Genealogical and General Reference Libraries. 

Ariel Washrxjrn and His Descendants, compiled by William Lewis 
Washburn, of Patchogue, N. Y. 8vo., paper, pp. 23. Price, 50 cents. Address : 

This excellent compilation gives the record of Abiel Washburn and his 
descendants to the 4th generation, inclusive. Recommended to all Genea- 
logical Libraries. 

History op Garland, Maine, by Lyndon Oak. 8vo., doth, pp. 401, 
induding index. Address: Hon. John M. Oak, Bangor, Me. Price not 

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This volume gives an excellent historical sketch of this Maine town, and 
is enriched by lists of soldiers in several wars of the past history of the town 
that renders it valuable to genealogists. Recommended to all Historical and 
Genealogical Libraries. 

Encyclopedia op Pennsylvania Biogsaphy, by John W. Jordan, LL.D. 
Quarto, half morocco, 3 vols., pp. 368+vii; 342, 363, profusely illustrated with 
full page portraits. Publishel by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 
26s Broadway, New York City, 1914. Price per set, 

This is another set of volumes published by the Lewis Historical Pub- 
lishing Company which is fully up to the excellent standard of their previous 
publications. Compiled as it has been by John W. Jordan, who is the 
Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and also the author of 
"Colonial Families of Philadelphia" and the "Revolutionary History of 
Bethlehem," etc., its literary merit and accuracy is vouched for. We heartily 
recommend these volumes to Historical, Biographical and Genealogicd 

Erasmus Stevens, Boston, Mass., 1674-1690, and His Descendants from 
material collected by Eu^rene R. Stevens. New York, 1837-1905. Revised by 
Colonel William Plumb Bacon, M. A., Yale. 8vo., clotjfi, pp. 116, including 
index. Press of Tobias A. Wright, 150 Bleecker street, New York City. 
Price, $5.00. Address: Publishers. 

This is a valuable addition to the history of the Stevens family in 
America and as such will be welcomed by those of the blood and by genea- 
logical students. It is recommended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

History op the Town op Rockingham, Vermont, including the villages 
of Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Rockingham, Cambridgeport and Bartons- 
ville, 1753-1907, with family genealogies, by Lyman Simpson Hayes. 8vo., 
cloth, pp. 850, including index, illustrated. Published by the Town. 1914. 
Price, $5.00. Address: L. S. Hayes, Town Clerk, Bellows Falls, Vermont 

An excellent volume of great historical value, and containing as it does, 
some 242 pages of genealogy of the families of the town, is of great genea- 
logical interest Reconmiended to all Historical and Genealogical Libraries. 

The Tyler Genealogy. The Descendants of Job Tyler, of Andover, 
Massachusetts, 1619-1700, by Willard L Tyler Brigbam. 8vo., 2 volumes, pp. 
421, 460, including an excellent index. Published by Cornelius B. Tyler, of 
Plainfield, N. J., and Rollin U. Tyler, of Tylerville. Conn. 1912. Price, 
$12.00. Address: Cornelius B. Tyler, 30 Church street. New York Qty. 

A first class genealogical work constructed upon standard genealogical 
lines, giving the record of Job Tyler and his descendants to the 9th genera- 
tion, inclusive. It will be a most valuable addition to all Genealogical 

A List op the Records op the Meetings Constituting the Yearly 
Meeting op the Society op Friends^ held at Fifteenth and Race streets, 
Philadelphia ("Hicksite"), compiled by Morgan Bunting, Darby, Pa., 1904. 
Price not stated. Address: The Representative Committee of the Philadel- 
phia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite), 15th and Race streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 

This is a most valuable book of reference and will be found to be of 
much assistance to genealogical students. Recommended to all Genealogical 

Stetson Kindred op America, Booklet No. 4. Biographical Sketches, 
Historical Papers, etc., compiled by Nelson M. Stetson, Secretary of the 
Association, Abington, Mass. 8vo., paper, pp. 145, illustrated. Price 50 cents. 
Address: Compiler, Abington, Mass. 

An excellent addition to the previous volumes of this series. Recom- 
mended to aU Genealogical Libraries. 

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Bound Volumes. 

Baker, Frank— Ancestry of Samuel Baker of Pleasant Valley, N. Y. 

Board of Deacons. — Historical Catalogue of the Members ot the 1st Church of 

Christ, New Haven, Conn. 
Booth, Charles Edwin. — The Vanderlip, Van Derlip, Vander Lippe Family. 
Chace, Henry R. — Owners and Occupants of the Lots, Houses and Shops in 

Providence, R. I., in 1798. 
Church, Charles Washburn. — Simeon Church and his Descendants. 
Coombs, William Carey. — Anthony Coombs and his Descendants. 
Cox, John, Jr.— List of the Records of the Meetinsrs of the Society of Friends. 
Crawford, Mrs. Frank. — Maternal Ancestry of Charles Whiting Mac Nair. 
Daly, Edward H.— Journal of American Irish Historical Society. 
Dodd, Mead & Co. — John Hay, Author and Statesman. 
Ficklin, Walter H.— Ficklin Family. 
Ford, George Hare — Historical Sketch of Milford, Conn. 
Frost, Mrs. Samuel Knapp.— Town Records of Jamaica, L. L, Vols. I, II; 

Supplement to the Frost Genealogy. 
Hatdeld, Abraham, Jr. — Haviland Genealogy. 
Hawes, James W. — Edmond Hawes and his Ancestors. 
Illinois State Hist. Library. — List of Genealogical Works. 
Koster, Mrs. C. H. — Annals of the Leonard Family. 

Lewis Historical Pub. Co. — Encyclopedia of Penn. Biography, Vols. I, II, III. 
Lippincott, J. B. Co. — Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware. 
Lithgow, R. A. Douglas.— History of Nantucket, Mass. 
Merritt, Douglas — Genealogy of the Somersetshire Family of Meriet. 
Northend, Mary H. — Historic Homes of New England. 
Oak, John M. — History of Garland, Me. 
Pelletreau, William S.— A Little Book on Heraldry. 
Savary, Hon. Alfred William. — Supplement to the History of the County of 

Annapolis, N. S. 
Sergeant, Helen C. — Early Northampton. 
Skinner, Mrs. Ellen Hubbard. — Hubbard Thompson Memorial. 
Smith, Mrs. Hugh M.— Langdon Genealogy; Morrill Kindred in America. 
Stevens, Frederic W. — Erasmus Stevens and his Descendants. 
Stilwell, Lamont. — Stilwell Family. 
Tayler, Henrietta.— Book of the Duffs, Vols. I. II. 
The Misses Van Orden. — Memory of Henry D. Van Orden. 
Thome, John Calvin. — Society of Colonial Wars, State of N. H.; Thome 

Genealogy, 1200-1900. 
Tyler, Cornelius B. — Tyler Genealogy, Vols. I, II. 
Woodcock, William Lee. — Woodcock Family. 
Worcester, Edwin D. — Worcester Family Genealogy. 

Wright, Henry Parks— Class of 1868, Yale College; Soldiers of Oakham, Mass. 
Yale College.— Class of 1887. 

Beck, Fanning Cobham Tucker. — Memoir of Mrs. Ann Sands; St. Ann's Epis« 

Church, Brooklyn. 
Beebe, Clarence.— Beebe Genealogy. 
Davison, Rev. F. E.— Historical Rutland, Vt, 1761-1911. 
Harris, James Coffee. — Harris Family. 
Hill, Mrs. L.C. B.— Caldwell Society Quarterly. 

Leonard. Clarence E.— Pub. of N. Y. Soc. of Founders and Patriots of America. 
Magruder, E. W. — Year Book, Am. Clan Gregor Society. 
Read, Charles F.— Reade Record, Nos. V and VI. 
Ruckoian, Mrs. John.— Genealogy of the Family of Josiah Ward. 


I OO Forms of Bequest and Devise of Real Property, [Jan., 191 S 

Rutgers College— John Bogart Letters. 
Soc. of Colonial Wars, State of N. Y.— Year Book, 1913-14. 
Stetson, Nelson M.— Stetson Kindred uf America, No. 4. 
Totten, John R. — Index to Vol. I, Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 
Washburn, William Lewis. — Abiel Washburn and his Descendants. 
Westervelt, Mrs. Frances A.— Papers and Proceedings, Bergen County His- 
torical Society, Nos. i, 3. 
Witcraft, John R. — Heiligh and Harley Family. 
Woolsey, Theodore S. — William Dunlap. 


Bound Volumes, 
Carter Family. 
History of Rockingham, Vt. 
History of New Haven Counter, Conn., Vols. I, IL 
New York Historical Society Collections, IQ12, 1913. 
Records of Londonderry, N. H., Vols. 11, III. 
Sprague*8 Journal of Maine History, Vol. i. 

Bush Genealogy. 

Parish Church of Darrineton, Co. York. 
Parish Register of Howden, Co. York. 
Register " Wootten," Vol. VH. 


Bamford, Mrs. E. M. — Katharine Searle McCartney Collection. 

Eastman, Charles R. — Scoville Notes. 

Eells, Nettie Barnum. — Copy of Map of Main St., Hartford, in Time of Revo- 
lutionary War; Eells Family. 

Wilbur, Percival Coons. — Coons and Wilbur Families, charts. 

Clark and Foy Families, pedigree charts. 

Records of the Lutheran Church of Stone Arabia, Town of Palatine, Mont* 
gomery County, N. Y., Vol. I, Part I, pp. 218; Part II, pp. 214; Vol. H, 
pp. 254; Vol. HI, pp. 157. 

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Vol. XLVI. NEW YORK, APRIL, 1915. No. 2. 


Contributed by Aitcheson Alexander Bowmar, 

Editor Th4 Woodford Sun, Versailles, Kentucky. 

Lucas Brodhead, a meinber of this Society, and one of the 
most prominent men in Kentucky, died at "Okalee," his country 
residence in Woodford County, Kentucky, on Thursday, October i, 

Mr. Brodhead was born in Frankfort, the state capital, on 
April 12, 1844. His father, Lucas Brodhead, Sr. (b. Ulster County, 
N. Y., Oct. 31, 1793. graduated Union College, Schenectady, class 
of 1816), came to Kentucky in 1820 to look after landed interests 
of his uncle, Hon. Lucas Elmendorf, a lawyer, a man of large 
affairs and a member of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Congresses. 
Lucas Brodhead, Sr., settled at Frankfort and practiced law there 
until his death, Oct. 31, 1849. 

The family records of the Brodheads, which are remarkably 
full and accurate, form an intensely interesting study in heredity — 
such an one as Galton would have delighted to pore over. It seems 
to the writer that the researches made some years ago as to the 
descendants of Jonathan Edwards are scarcely more convincing 
than these as to the value of clean and honest blood. Mr. Brod- 
head was a man of truly democratic feeling, but after his re- 
tirement from business, entertained himself in leisure hours by 
carefully collecting and arranging the records of his family, a 
task in which he was greatly aided by a very unusual number of 
original family documents of priceless value and by his long ex- 
perience in tracing the pedigrees of blooded horses. 

The annals of the Brodheads present the interesting spectacle 
of a family which for three hundred years of authentic history 
has in every generation produced people of consequence, of good 
repute and of gentle breeding. 

The Brodheads are said to have emigrated from Bavaria to 
England in the reign of Henry VIII and to have settled in York- 
shire near Royston. The genealogy of a Brodhead family for 
nearly four hundred years is on record at Munich. The authentic 

I02 Lucas Brodhead, [April 

history of the ancestors of Lucas Brodhead in unbroken line be- 
gins however, on Feb. 28, 1610, when James II granted the Manor 
of Monk Britton in Yorkshire to John Brodhead and Leo Wood. 
A record in the Herald's College, London, dated Dec. 22, 1732, 
states that the Earl Mareschal confirmed to Henry Brodhead, a 
^reat-grandson of John, the arms of his family, stating that ** the 
family had for more than a hundred years lived in Yorkshire in 
the credit and reputation of gentlemen and had borne for their 
arms a lion rampant and two eagles with a demi-lion for their 
crest as belonging to their name and family." 

Capt. Daniel Brodhead, grand-nephew of the John Brodhead 
of Monk Britton above mentioned, came to the United States 
from Yorkshire in 1664 and became the progenitor of men of valor 
and distinction in the new world. He had been made a Captain 
of Musketeers by Charles II on his restoration in 1660 and crossed 
the ocean four years later in Col. Richard Nickoll's expedition 
against New Netherlands. The following year he was appointed 
Commander-in-Chief of the forces at Kingston, New York, where 
he remained until his death on July 15, 1667. His wife, Ann Tyc, 
and two sons, Daniel and Charles, came with him across the sea, 
and a third son, Richard, was bom on this side. Capt Charles 
Brodhead, above mentioned (d. Ulster County, N. Y., 1724), mar- 
ried Maria Ten Broeck (b. Ulster County, 1764; d. same place, 
1717). Their son Daniel married Marichie Cock of Ulster County. 
One of the sons of this union, likewise named Daniel (b. Ulster 
County, N. Y., 1756, d. same place, 1836), married felandina 
Elmendorf and became the father of Lucas Brodhead, Sr., father 
of the subject of this sketch. 

The original deeds and commissions on parchment pertaining 
to the Brodhead family which were in the possession of Lucas 
Brodhead at the time of his death, form a collection of great 
value. Some of them are: 

Grant of land (sheepskin) from William and Mary to Captain 
Chas. Brodhead, August 3, 1694, signed by Governor Ben Fletcher. 
Royal seals affixed. 

Grant of land (sheepskin) to Ann (Tye) Brodhead in recog- 
nition of the services of her husband, Captain Daniel Brodhead, 
Oct. 1, 1686, by James II of England, Signed by Thomas Donp^an, 
Governor of New York, and Vice- Admiral in and over the provmce 
of New York and territories depending thereon in America. 

Captain Chas. Brodhead — conveyance (sheepskin) for Mt. 
Hope and his ** Stony Arabia" from Trustees of Marbletown, 
June 7, 1715. Signed by Richard Brodhead, Joris Middagh and 
Peter Van Luben. 

Five Commissions: 

Chas. Brodhead, Commission Ensign Foot Company, 1685. 
Signed by Governor Thomas Dongan. 

Daniel Brodhead, Commission as Lieutenant, 1726, signed by 
Governor W. Burnett. 

19 1 5-] Lucas Brodhead, 103 

Daniel Brodhead, Gentleman, Commission as Captain of the 
Co. of Militia, Foot, Marbletown, County of Ulster, at Ft. George, 
New York, April 20, 1733. Signed William Cosby, Captain- 
General and Governor-in-Chief of New York. 

1787. Daniel Brodhead, Commission as Lieutenant. Signed 
by Governor George Clinton. 

Daniel Brodhead, Commission as Captain of Company Light 
Infantry Militia, County of Ulster, 1798. Signed by Governor 
John Jay. 

Passport for Daniel Brodhead, II, son of Capt. Chas. Brodhead, 
to travel in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 1718. 

Marriage contract (in Dutch) of Anne Tye Brodhead, widow 
of William Nottingham, to Thomas Garton. 1681. (Gov. De Witt 
Clinton of New York, was a direct descendant of Anne Tye 
Brodhead and William Nottingham.) 

Although the name has sometimes been incorrectly spelled 
Broadhead, wherever the signature of one of the family appears it 
is spelled Brodhead, as far back as the middle of the 17th century. 
It will be seen by the list of documents given above that in every 
generation the Brodheads were officers and gentlemen and men 
prominent in colonial history. 

Mr. Brodhead was a lineal descendant of Anneke Jans. 

On the side of Mr. Brodhead's mother the lineage is no less 
striking. His mother, Mary Cordelia Upshaw Price (b. Frankfort, 
1810, d. same place, 1874), was a daughter of Lieutenant Richard 
Price of Maryland, an officer in the war of 1812 (who died in the 
service Nov. 11, 1813), and Hannah Upshaw of Virginia (b. Essex 
County, 1774, d. Frankfort, Ky., 1853). 

Lieutenant Price's ancestors were people of prominence and 
distinction in Maryland. Among them were the Thomases, the 
Richardsons and the Ewens, as well as the Prices. Several were 
members of the House of Burgesses. Two were members of the 
High Commission which governed Maryland under Cromwell. 

Lieutenant Price's wife, Hannah Upshaw, was the daughter of 
John Upshaw of Virginia (b. Essex County, 1715, d. same place, 
1801), and of Mary Lafon (b. Essex County, 1744, d. 1807). The 
Upshaws or Upshurs, or Upshers, as the name was variously 
spelled, were among the best families of Virginia. John Upshaw 
was a signer of the articles of the Westmoreland Association, 
Feb. 26, 1766. This was the first organization formed to resist the 
Stamp Act, and these articles struck the key-note which was later 
expressed in the Declaration of Independence. John Upshaw 
was also a member of the House of Burgesses and Chairman of 
the Conimittee of Safety for Essex County in 1775. The copy of 
his will in Mr. Brodhead's papers shows him to have been quite a 
wealthy man. His wife, Mary Lafon, was of French Huguenot 

A memorandum niade by Mr. Brodhead shortly before his 
death, showed his eligibility to enter the society of Sons of 
Colonial Wars by twenty different ancestors. Here is the list: 

I04 Lucas Brodkiod, [April 

Captain Daniel Brodhead, I; Captain Daniel Brodhead, II; Cap- 
tain Chas. Brodhead; Wessel Ten Broeck; Lieutenant Benjamin 
Smeedes; Jacob DuBois; Louis DuBois; Captain Joris Middagh; 
Major Counradt Van Elmendorf; Captain Albert Hermann Rosa; 
John Upshaw; Samuel Kock; Major Richard Ewen; Francis Hut- 
chins; William Richardson; Philip Thomas; Matthew Blanchan; 
Samuel Thomas; Counradt Ten Eyck; Marquis Calmes. 

Mr. Brodhead was married on June 29, 1880, to Miss Sallie 
Breck, daughter of Rev. Robert L. Breck, an eminent Presbyterian 
minister, and granddaughter of Judge Daniel Breck (b. Topsfield, 
Mass., 1788) — a distinguished Kentucky lawyer and jurist wno was 
Judge of the Supreme Court of Kentucky, 1843-1849, and was a 
member of the Thirty-first Congress. Judge Breck was the son of 
Rev. Daniel Breck of Boston, who graduated at Princeton in 1774 
and was a chaplain in the Revolutionary Army, serving with Mont- 
gomery and Arnold at Quebec. Mrs. Brodhead's ancestry has 
been traced through eight lines, which render her eligible to the 
Colonial Dames' Society. She entered through William Hathorne 
(or Hawthorne) of Salem, Mass., who arrived at Boston on the 
Arbelia in 1630, and for forty years rendered distinguished service 
in civil, judicial, and military capacities. Two others of her Mass- 
achusetts ancestors arrived between 1630 and 1640, one in the 
Plymouth and one in the Bay Colony. 

Lucas Brodhead was educated at the famous classical school 
of B. B. Sayre, at Frankfort, where he was the schoolmate of 
many brilliant men, and afterwards attended college at Toronto* 
Canada, for a short time. 

When hardly out of his teens, he engaged in flour milling at 
Aurora, Illinois, and was remarkably successful. 

In 1869. when only twenty-five years of age, he became agent 
for his kinsman, the late A. J. Alexander and assumed the entire 
business management of the latter's great estate, the more notable 

Eortion of which was the famous Woodburn breeding farm. This 
ad been founded by R. S. C. A. Alexander, the elder brother of 
A. J. Alexander, a man of wonderfully broad views and remark- 
able vision, who laid the foundation for the greatest breeding 
establishment in America, but also probably gladly expended 
more money upon it than he ever took out of it. Mr. Brodhead 
with financial ability of the very first rank, and with a mind of 
remarkable constructive powers, rendered to the breeding interests 
of America, priceless services by making Woodburn Farm so great 
a success — not only along lines of scientific breeding, but in the 
way of great financial returns. It is not too much to say that this 
was one of the great achievements in America in the seventies 
and eighties, and it made Mr. Brodhead*s name as well known in 
New York and other eastern cities — in fact, all over the United 
States — as in his own community. 

Retiring from active business some twelve years ago, Mr. 
Brodhead devoted a large portion of his time to public affairs. 
His influence, although quietly and modestly exerted, was very 

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marked. The Louisville Evening Post, one of the principal 
journals in Kentucky, said editorially at the time of his death: 

** Mr. Lucas Brodhead died this morning at his home 
in Woodford county, after a short illness. 

Mr. Brodhead was a gentleman of high character, a 
citizen ready to meet all the requirements of citizenship; 
a man of business, who carried his moral code into every 
transaction; devoted to Kentucky life and Kentucky 
interests; a loyal friend; a charming companion; a man 
who will be missed from every walk, from every interest 
in modern life. 

His example remains; his memory smells sweet and 
blossoms in the dust; may this example and this memory 
serve as an inspiration to young men of Kentucky to 
follow the paths he made beautiful for many years." 

Mr. Brodhead was a man of great popularity and possessed 
the devoted love of very many people. He was the soul of 
courtesy, of unselfishness, of generosity, manliness and courage. 
There was something gallant and knightly in his bearing which 
won all hearts. His purse was open to every one less fortunate 
than himself, but with fine judgment — not prodigally or reck- 
lessly. No man ever had a finer sense of the fitness of things. In 
Eerson he was tall, extremely handsome and graceful and though 
is principal lines of blood were English and Dutch, gave strong 
evidence of the French Huguenot strain in his appearance and 

He was a great business man, a really great financier, yet he 
was so noble a gentleman that his personality dwarfed his achieve- 
ments. It was impossible to be so much impressed with what he 
had done as with what he was. 


Reminiscences and Remarks by the Hon. Chauncev M. Depew 
AND THE Hon. Joseph H. Choate. 

On the afternoon of January 8th, 191 5, at a special meeting, 
the Society was honored by the presence of the Hon. Chauncey 
M. Depew and the Hon. Joseph H. Choate and an audience which 
filled the Hall. 

Very appropriately, on this anniversary of the Battle of 
New Orleans, the subject discussed by the distinguished speakers 
was the world war in Europe. Those who were present and 
those unfortunate enough to have missed the occasion will thank 
the Publication Committee for the following reproduction of the 
addresses in verbatim form. 


I06 Th4 World War. [April 

In a few felicitious remarks, Mr. Bo wen, the President, intro- 
duced Mr. Depew, who spoke as follows: 

"Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: The task that has 
been imposed upon me is a pretty difficult one, as all the pages 
of all the press, with extra pages added, are twice a day trying 
to tell this story— to ask me to tell it in thirty-five minutes. I 
tell you it simply can't be done!" 

Mr. Choate: "The whole hour is yours." (Laughter.) 

Mr. Dbpbw: "I gave close study to this question when in 
Europe, and was one of that vast army who are now bursting 
their throats to death all over the country, narrating their ex- 
periences, some of which happened. (Laughter.) 

It is a curious and interesting fact that thb most frightful 
war of all centuries happens in the semi-centennial year of the Red 
Cross Society. The Red Cross Society is the only international or- 
ganization since men submitted their disputes to the arbitrament of 
the sword which alleviates the sufferings and saves the lives of the 
wounded upon the battle-fields and in the hospitals, and of those 
who are invalided from exposure and hardship. The first of these 
organizations of mercy in a great war was the Sanitary Commis- 
sion organized in the North soon after the b^[inning of our Civil 
War. Its work was so beneficent and effective that the fame of it 
became universal. This led, in 1864, fifty years ago, to representa- 
tives of seventeen nations meeting at Geneva and forming the Red 
Cross Society. The work of that Society has expanded and it has 
done incalculable service for mercy among the victims of earth- 

auakes, floods, fires and other calamities which have been beyond 
iie means of the neighborhood and have aroused the sympathy of 
the world. 

When we look for the beginning of this titanic stru&[gle, we 
find its genesis in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. The most 
wonderful constructive statesman of his generation and rarely 
equalled in any period was Bismarck. He was, at the banning of 
the war and had been for many years, the Prime Minister and 
practical ruler of the Kingdom of Prussia. He had a great ambi- 
tion to unite all the kingdoms, principalities, duchies and other sep- 
arate TOvemments of Germany into one Empire, under the leader- 
ship o? Prussia, with the King of Prussia its Emperor. 

Austria was the leader of the German Race. Bbmarck i>icked 
a quarrel with Austria and in a short campaign, won the victory 
at Sadowa which humbled Austria and transferred the leadership 
of the Germans to Prussia. He smashed King George of Hanover, 
tumbled him off his throne, seized hb vast treasures, called the 
Guelph Fund and annexed Hanover to Prussia. That Gudph 
Fund, Bismarck said frankly, years afterwards, enabled him to 
overcome the jealousies of the minor German States in forming his 
empire and securing the leadership to Prussia's King. 

France had occupied for a lon^ time the leading place in 
Europe in international influence, in literature, the arts and indus- 

191 50 The World War. 107 

tries. To secure Germany the position held by France, it was nec- 
essary by war to crush the empire of the Third Napoleon. The cor- 
ruptions of that government were so great and had so weakened 
the army and the patriotism of the people, that the conquest was not 
difficult, provided France could be isolated and the other great Pow- 
ers induced to keep their hands off. Here came one of the greatest 
triumphs of diplomacy. Bismarck succeeded in so intensifying the 
fears and animosities between Great Britain and Russia that he 
brought them to the verge of war. Then, with a clear field, he in- 
vaded France and in a short campaign, ended French Power at 
Sedan and crowned King William of Prussia, Emperor of Germany 
at Versailles. 

Having thus united the States of Germany, he thought it 
necessary for Germany's future development to render France 
helpless, as to power or influence. He unposed in the Treaty of 
Peace, terms so severe that, not only Bismarck but all the statesmen 
of Europe, felt that it would be impossible ior France ever to rise 
to a position where she would be a factor, except under the dic- 
tation of Germany, in the affairs of Europe. He took from France 
her two richest provinces, Alsace and Lorraine, and annexed them 
to Germany. He imposed a fine upon France called an indemnity 
of a magnitude greater, by far, than ever had been exacted from a 
defeated enemy. He demanded a milliard of francs or a thousand 
millions of dollars in gold to be paid at stated intervals, within a 
definite period. 

To France, deprived of two of the best contributors to her 
finances, staggering under the frightful debt incurred, in carrying 
on the war, piled onto the debt which was the inheritance of Na- 
poleonic wars, Bourbon extravagance and Third Empire corruption, 
this fine or indemnity seemed, in the opinion of Europe, to con- 
demn France to hopeless poverty for generations. Then occurred 
the miracle of the nations. The French people found, in their sav- 
ings, in their stockings, under their hearths, in the hiding places of 
their peasants and working people and in the credit of their bankers, 
the gold to pay to Germany, this thousand millions of dollars in an 
incredibly short time. Relieved of the German army, which was 
kept in France to enforce the payment of the indemnity, the French 
people, with an energy, hopefulness, resourcefulness and spirit, 
never equalled, bent their individual and united energies to the 
resurrection and rehabilitation of their country. They b^[an to be 
the bankers of Europe. They loaned to Russia two thousand mil- 
lions of dollars and hundreds of millions to other countries. At the 
same time, they have perfected their railway systems, their tele- 
graphs and telephones, and other vast works of public improvement 
and organized and maintained an army, equal on a peace footing 
to that of Germany and a navy the third in the world. Bismarck 
and after him, the present Emperor and his advisors, became 
alarmed at this miraculous revival of French national spirit and 
achievement and the demonstration of its financial and economic 
ability. Some years after peace, I have been informed by English 

Io8 The World War. [April 

Statesmen, the Emperor laid before Queen Victoria, who as you 
know was his grandmother, the danger to England as well as Ger- 
many by this ever increasing power of France. He asked that 
Germany be given a free hand to rectify the mistake made by the 
terms of peace, and to reduce France by another war. Queen Vic- 
toria said, "No," with an emphasis which was final and induced 
Russia to deliver an equally emphatic negative. 

Return now to the German Empire and its progress and ideals 
during these forty-four years. The separate nationalities or states 
which made up the German Empire in 1870 were poor and the vic- 
tims of jealousies and animosities of centuries, of warring dynas- 
ties and religious revolutions. To the young Empire, thus situated, 
came this enormous gift of one thousand millions of dollars in 
gold. It came to be administered for the uplift of Germany by men 
of extraordinary administrative and executive ability. Bismarck 
was succeeded by the present Emperor who has demonstrated in 
his twenty-five years the highest qualities of a Ruler in the devel- 
opment of his Empire's resources and industries, and the expan- 
sion of its opportunities for trade and commerce. 

We, Americans, speak boastfully and yet our boasts are plain 
truths in regard to the progress and growth of our Country since 
the end of uie Civil War. But, the advancement of Germany, in- 
dustrially and commercially, during the same period, has been quite 
as remarkable. Prior to that time, the congestion of population, 
forced German emigration all over the world. Bismarck said to a 
friend of mine, "To provide for the German cradle, we must ex- 
pand in territory. We must have colonies for our surplus popu- 
lation." The stimulated industries of Germany have so well taken 
care of her increasing numbers of people that immigration has al- 
most ceased. The Empire has become a vast workshop. It is sup- 
plying, not only the needs of the German people, but is entering the 
markets of the world in successful competition, not only with Great 
Britain but with all other highly organized industrial nations. 

Under the impetus and inspiration of the Emperor, Germany 
has built up from insignificant numbers the second greatest mer- 
cantile marine in the world. She has become in power and equip- 
ment second as a Naval Power. Her Navy and her mercantile 
marine working together for the expansion of her commerce have 
given her, from an unplaced position, forty-four years ago, a com- 
manding influence in supplying the needs and meeting the markets 
of South and Central America, of Africa and of Asia. She has en- 
tered into formidable competition in the domestic markets of Great 
Britain and her colonies and of the United States. Through her 
state-owned railroads, the German Government has become a 
partner in every industry in her empire, not only for encourage- 
ment but assistance, in tfie export of her products. Her banking 
resources have advanced with equal strides and most intelligent ad- 
ministration. Her schools have specially prepared the advance 
agents of her industries to study the wants and meet the require- 
ments of civilized, barbaric and semi-savage people of different 

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races and continents. Her universities have become the admiration 
of other nations and places of pilgrimage for their young men. 
She has created a military system upon a basis of universal, com- 
pulsory service never equalled. This has made for her a dominant 
military class and caused her to be the foremost of military 
powers. Though she had already the greatest military establish- 
ment of any nation, this last year, when 3ie General Staff asked for 
two hundred and fifty millions of dollars to place the army far 
and away in advance of all others, the amount was voted unanimous- 
ly by a tax upon the capital of the country and not upon its in- 
come. The industrial and intellectual classes have put the military 
in supreme power in their government. The industrial classes and 
the financial interests believe their safety and prosperity are in the 
largest and the strongest army they are capable of supporting, while 
the teachers of the land have been instructing the youth of every 
age in the necessity of German power and the right by might of 
the expansion of German ambitions and ideals. Here we have the 
spark which required only the match to set the world aflame. 

I came recently upon a passage in the works of Heinrich Heine, 
who ranks next to Goethe and Schiller in influence upon German 
thought, written in 1834, the year in which I was bom. 

♦"Christianity — and this is its highest merit — has in some 
degree softened, but it could not destroy, the brutal German joy 
of battle. When once the taming talisman, the Cross, breaks 
in two, the savagery of the old fighters, the senseless Berseker 
fury, of which the Northern poets sing and say so much, will 
gush up anew. That talisman is decayed and the day will come 
when it will piteously collapse. 

Then the old stone gods will arise from the silent ruins and 
rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes. Thor, with 
his giant's hammer, will at last spring up and shatter to bits 
the Gothic Cathedrals." 

It is hardly possible to estimate the influence of the philosophy 
of Nietzsche and its subsequent enforcement in the long service 
in the universities of Treitschke upon German thought and action. 
Their philosophy was "might makes right"; that German culture 
is the necessity of the world; that nothing should be permitted to 
stand in the way of the attainment by Germany of what the Em- 
peror would call "her place in the sun", so treaties become scraps 
of paper. 

In further illustration and more immediately practical, a rela- 
tive of mine of superior talent and acquirement, was a student in 
one of the German tmiversities — ^a student in laboratory work, came 
in close contact with the professors. The talk of the professors 
at recess was that war was a necessity for Germany ; that she was 
not only threatened by Russia on one side and France on the other, 
but was so cramped and confined that she must expand; that Bel- 

* Prom "Germania." bv Heinrich Hdae. Leland's English translation, Vol. 1, 
pp. 207-8; New York, J. W. LotcD, 1892. 

no The World War. [April 

gium could oflfer no obstacle and as Germany was prepared to 
3ie highest point of efficiency, France could be conquered in six 
weeks; then with Belgium and Holland, naturally falling into the 
Empire, Germany would have a coast line and harbors on the Eng- 
lish Channel; that England was not a military nation and under 
those conditions, could be easily invaded, but before that, she would 
necessarily see that she must yield to Germany her supremacy of the 
seas and give to Germany her unquestioned right of the foremost 
place in the markets of the world. Thus a barrier would be raised 
against an invasion of Europe by Russian barbarism, and German 
culture, intellectual, mercantile, financial and industrial would lead 
the world. They also said that while they wanted to keep on friend- 
ly terms with the United States, Germany could not submit to ex- 
clusion from South America and the Pacific Ocean because of the 
Monroe Doctrine. There is no question but what these learned 
gentlemen clearly and frankly expressed what is the honest be- 
lief of every man and woman in tne German Empire. 

Now, at this critical juncture, what was the position of Great 
Britain and France? The internal situation in Great Britain was 
more intense and perilous than it had been in generations. It 
was the belief of most Englishmen and of all foreign observers that 
Civil War was imminent. The Ulster men had been armed and 
trained by experienced soldiers and mustered over one hundred thou- 
sand. They were sworn to resist home rule to the last man. The 
Southern Irish, to the number of over a hundred thousand, were 
arming and drilling to enforce home rule. All eflforts on the part 
of the leaders of the different parties to come to an understanding 
and peaceful solution had failed. The King had called them all 
together at Buckingham Palace and after days of most earnest con- 
sultation, the meeting had dissolved; the government could find 
no compromise and the King despaired. The German Ambassador 
informed his government that civil war was inevitable. Sir Edward 
Carson, the leader of Ulster, left the conference and went to Bel- 
fast, where he reviewed an immense army, thoroughly armed and 
drilled, accompanied by their women as they 'maroied, all singing 
as a battle cry the old Covenanter's hymn. 

"O God, our help in ages past. 
Our hope in time to come," 

while Mr. Redmond had gone South to meet an equally enthu- 
siastic and determined army. 

Nobody in England, under those conditions, dreamed of a 
European war. 

France had the largest debt with which any country had ever 
been burdened. It amounted to six thousand of millions of dollars. 
France had to raise nearly two hundred millions of dollars a year 
in interest on her debt before she had anything for her army, her 
navy and her civil requirements. She hacl been so frightened as to 
the purposes of Germany, because of threats in Morocco, of Al- 
geciras and Agadir that she had strained her resources to the utter- 

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most with only thirty-eight millions of people to keep an army as 
large as Germany with sixty-eight millions. She had reached her 
limit The ablest financiers in France said to me last summer, 
"Our financial position is perilous. The strain of governmental re- 
quirements and increasinp^ taxes is threatening our industrial pros- 
perity and financial stability. Nobody in France, under those condi- 
tions, wanted war and everybody looked upon its possibilities with 
horror. One of the most eminent of French statesmen said to me, 
"In our eflforts to keep peace, we have not permitted our troops to 
approach within eight kilometers of the frontier, while Germany 
has crossed the frontier in several places and occupied positions of 
strategic importance.*' 

Austria, of course, was, in her diplomacy and international 
relations, controlled entirely by Germany. Russia had not yet re- 
covered from the eflfects of her war with Japan. Her financial 
situation was acute. Her internal troubles great. There were seri- 
ous strikes, accompanied by violence in her factories and mines 
which were not industrial but revolutionary. Russia was in no con- 
dition to declare war. 

It was this situation, in these various countries, which misled 
the military party in Germany into believing that the time had 
come for an unmediate and successful war. 

The military mind, in control of government, is always a peril 
to its peace. It knows its own power but has a contempt of the forces 
of a possible enemy and no broad, diplomatic or statesmanlike com- 
prehension of the situation in other countries. The military party 
believed Belgium neither could nor would oflfer any opposition to 
the German armies, marching across Belgium to the practically un- 
defended part, next to Belgium, of the French frontier. It did not 
believe that France could resist a successful invasion and that 
another Sedan was certain to happen on the anniversary of the 
Sedan triumph of 1870. They believed that it would be impossible 
for Russia to seriously attack the German frontier. They thought 
England entirely out of any possible interference or any effort to 
help France or to aid Belgium because she had her hands full with 
her domestic troubles and possible revolution. 

So, Austria was told to go ahead against Servia, for the Aus- 
trian Government was in a state of frenzy because of the assassina- 
tion by Servians of the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, the 
Archduke being the heir of the aged Emperor of Austria. 

The Austrian Emperor, after a long, remarkable and successful 
reign, during which he alone had been able to hold together die 
many conflicting races and elements of the dual empire, was in his 
eighty-fourth year and the idol of his people. In a remarlrable 
pn>clamation, he called upon them to rally to the national standards, 
to punish the people who, as he said, have been for years insulting 
and injuring me and my house. Never was there such a fateftd 
message. Never were a few words weighted with such terrible 

112 The World War, [April 

As always, when racial and religious passions are stirred, the 
unexpected happened. Russia, kindred in blood and religion with 
Servia, was swept by a wave embracing all classes, loyalists and 
revolutionists, patriots and anarchists. Grand Dukes and the peas- 
ants, in a Holy War. The Czar, who had not appeared publicly in 
the streets of his capital for many years, rode about everywhere in 
an open carriage, to be hailed by the populace as the Saviour of 
Fatherland, Servian Brethren and the Orthodox Religion. 

Russia began to mobilize, notwithstanding the threat of Ger- 
many that if she did, war would be declared, and Germany promptly 
declared war. Luxemberg and Belgium, though protected by 
treaties, were instantly invaded by the German armies. France 
mobilized. England declared war, ostensibly to defend her faith 
and honor, pledged to Belgium, but equally for her faith pledged to 
France, and above all, a belief that in the struggle, whether she 
entered or not, was involved the existence of her empire. 

The weight of condemnation of this frightful condition and sit- 
uation had fallen upon the German Emperor. After a careful 
study, I do not believe that the responsibility rests wholly with him. 
A bit of gossip from a very high source, with intimate knowledge 
and touch . with conditions in the German governing class, came to 
me. It was that when the Emperor had secured the two hundred 
and fifty millions for armament and had perfected the military ma- 
chine, he felt that Germany was safe. He then took his usual vaca- 
tion on his yacht in the North Sea. The Crown Prince was the 
leader of the war party. He was enthusiastically seconded by his 
five brothers. The war party included the whole of the Gen- 
eral Staff and had the sympathy of the German People of 
all classes. That the sons said, "If you go ahead and get ready for 
war, we will help you in bringing the Emperor (the gossip said, 
'the old man') around when he returns". When he did return, 
he was swept off his feet. 

This year is the centenary of the birth of Bismarck and of 
Waterloo and St. Helena for Napoleon. After a hundred years 
most of the ideas which these master spirits represented are in 
death grips in the most disastrous war of the ages. Its result 
may determine for the future whether Napoleon and the democ- 
racy of the French Revolution or BismarcK and absolutism shall 
govern the world. 

This is an age of marvels. They are so wonderful and fre- 
quent that we are no longer astonished at anything. It is within the 
bounds of possibility, if not expectation, that forces can be found 
strong enough to pierce the ether of the universe in which move in 
harmony suns and planets and constellations. Astronomers say 
that Mars is like our earth and inhabited. If so, the people un- 
doubtedly worship the Prince of Peace. If the Martian philosopher 
could now communicate with our world, he would discover this 
astonishing situation. 

There are about one thousand six hundred millions of people 
upon the globe. Nine hundred million of them are now at war, kill- 

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ing each other and destroying each other's cities, villages and homes. 
These nine hundred millions comprise eight-tenths of the professing 
Christians of the world. The only peoples who are not involved 
are the United States, the Republics of Central and South America, 
Spain, Italy, some of the wild tribes of Asia and of Central Africa, 
the Scandinavian countries and the Esquimaux. I do not include 
Mexico, which is in a state of Civil War. 

Is, then, Christianity a failure? I say NO, a thousand times, 
NO. God moves in mysterious ways. His wonders to perform. He 
teaches the people full knowledge of right and wrong and leaves 
them the largest liberty in their conduct and actions. They assume 
with their eyes open and fully conscious of the consequences, the 
violation of Divine Law. The Old Testament History is filled 
with examples of the punishments which would have followed this 
kind of disobedience. 

There are plenty of illustrations in Modem History. The 
most significant is our own Civil War. We all knew slavery to be the 
sum of all crimes. We tolerated it and supported it, legislated for 
its protection and put the whole power of the government behind 
it, for nearly a century. Then came, swift and terrible, the conflict 
between different civilizations and ideals and at a cost of a half 
million of lives, the slaves were emanicipated. The Republic, freed, 
entered upon a career of liberty, humanity and prosperity, which 
in the half century, since the close of the Civil War, has made the 
United States, the freeest and most powerful of governments and 
our people the happiest of all the nations. 

The governments of Europe have been, for years, violating 
Divine and Human Law. They have been training, beyond reason, 
millions of their young men for war and teaching them the 
righteousness of the doctrine that "might makes right". They 
have violated treaties, which are as solemn and binding upon na- 
tions, as contracts and honorable obligations are upon individuals. 

Passion, hatred, vindictiveness, cruelty and bloodthirst arc 
working their worst, but as in our Civil War, there will come, 
from this conflict, national sanity, the end of militarism as a con- 
trolling power in government and the reign of the people, by whose 
voice alone can, thereafter, nations be plunged into war. 

Some incidents connected with my personal contact with 
the beginning of the war may be illuminatmg. I was in Geneva 
with my family. On the first of August I went to the bank 
to draw money and was informed not only by that bank 
but by all others in Geneva, that they were paying out no 
money upon Letters of Credit or bankers or express checks 
or even Bank of England notes. There had been no sign 
of war and everything was still going on as usual in Geneva 
and had been the day before at Berne, the capital of Switzerland. 
I made up my mind, from long experience, that when bankers 
shut their doors and lock tiieir safes, they either actually or psycho- 
logically know of trouble. I found a train left for Paris in two 

114 The World War. [April 

hours, secured a compartment and then informed my family. I 
was instantly up against the most serious crisis in my domestic 
life. How were two ladies and their servants to pack their trunks 
in two hours? The thing was impossible. Any mere man ought 
to know that this was a work not of hours, but of days. However, 
we caught the train. While standing in the crowd on the station 
platform, I heard a conversation which relieved the tension. They 
were two English maiden ladies of the spinster t)rpe seen often in 
Punch, but rarely met with. One said to the other, in a high key 
and a sharp voice, holding in her hand a five-pound note, "Sarah, 
was there ever such an outrage? Here is an English bank note which 
has been good all over the world, since Christ came to earth, and 
these Swiss pigs won't change it." (Laughter.) This was the last train 
which left Switzerland for France for tfie next month. The French 
trains were all used by the government for the mobilization of the 
army. The movement of the train was normal, until it stopped at 
the first station in France. There was a notice on the wall, on a 
paper, about three feet square, calling all men between certain ages, 
instantly, to the colors. About twenty were there to take the train. 
The station master told me that notice had been up only one hour. 
At the next station, where it had been posted for three hours, there 
were five hundred prepared to go. They filled our train, until cars 
were added, making it so heavy that, instead of reaching Paris 
at ten o'clock that night, we did not arrive until five on Sunday 
morning, the 2d of August. 

They stood in the aisles so thick that movement was impos- 
sible. The women with them fainted and were taken into our com- 
partment until we were as close as sardines in a box. Every time 
I put my head out of the door of the compartment for air, these 
recruits, taking me on account of my side-whiskers, to be an Eng- 
lishman, waved their arms and yelled, "Vive 1' entente cordiale.' 

Similar scenes of those liable to military duty from the neigh- 
borhoods were taking place at every railway station, all over France. 
Most of these men, as I saw them, were in the late twenties and early 
thirties, and had begun to make a safe position for themselves and 
their families in their various vocations. They represented every 
walk in life, professional men, farmers, shop-keepers, artisans and 
laborers. They had dropped ever3rthing. I heard many instances 
where shop-keepers were unable to collect what was due them or 
pay what they owed, and their accumulated and active capital 
dropped out of existence as if swallowed by an earthquake. Their 
farewells had been hasty to their families, but I did not hear a 
single regret or complaint. Each man thought that upon him, in 
a measure, rested tfie fate of his country. 

When we arrived in Paris, the government had taken almost 
all of the automobiles, taxicabs and cabs, where the horse was 
able to walk. We finally secured a cab which was like Dr. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes's famous " One Hoss Shay " and a horse 
whose bones belonged to the crows. The ordinary fare to the 

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hotel, the day before, was two francs. The ancient driver de- 
manded forty and got it. 

Thot^h it was so early in the morning, the cafes were all open 
and the side-walk tables all filled with crowds of men and women. 
They had been there all night. The men, obeying the notice to join 
the colors, the women, their mothers, wives, sisters or sweethearts 
waiting to bid them good-bye as their trains left, neither knowing 
if they would ever meet again. 

It was strange to see Paris, which I had left two weeks be- 
fore, never so gay, never so crowded, never so brilliant, never so 
ideally like Paris at its best, while now, the stores were all closed, 
except the provision shops, the streets empty and a general air of 
a city in a state of siege. 

Now, as to the spirit of the people. I have spoken of Germany. 
We must reniember that every man, woman and child in Germany, 
France, Russia, Belgitmi and Great Britain think their country abso- 
lutely right and that they are fighting and suffering in a Holy War. 

The old man who waited upon me at the hotel said, ** My 
only son went yesterday. I am sorry I did not have more." I 
secured with difficulty a man way in the sixties as a chauflfeur. 
He said, *'My four sons have just left me for the war. I wish 
I was able to go myself. This means life or death for France and 
for all of us. Do you think England will help ? If she don't we can't 
win alone." 

I met a lady whose name stands high in the roll of famous 
statesmen and soldiers of France for a thousand years. I never 
met such a picture of concentrated and intelligent sacrifice and de- 
termination. She said, "My husband went to the war tiiis morn- 
ing. My brothers went last evening. My boy is only eight or I 
would send him. If we are beaten, France disappears as a Na- 
tion, our glorious past is a memory. We lose everything which 
makes life worth the living and there is no future for our diildren. 
If England will help, we can succeed, but not alone. Will England 
help" ? This was the wistful cry which went up f rcwn every soldier, 
statesman and from every home in France. 

I never can forget the scene when England declared war and 
announced her loyalty and faith with France, Belgium and Russia. 
It is the greatest privil^e which has ever come to men to have 
lived and been active participants in the events of the last sixty 
years. There has been no such period in recorded time. In liberty, 
humanity, social service and on the material side in inventions and 
discoveries, it has crystallized into achievement, the dreams and 
aspirations of all the centuries. 

But it is a supreme opportunity to have felt and shared those 
emotions of all the peoples of a nation and sometimes of the world, 
which lifted our common human nature into the rarer atmosphere 
of brotherhood and hope. 

As a boy, I used to attend the camp meetin|;s in the woods. 
The movement was in charge of intensely religious leaders and 

Il6 The World War. [April 

members. When the Evangelist had brought his whole con- 
gregation, including the strangers who came from curiosity, to 
tfieir laiees, there was a moment when voices were uplifted and 
raised in the ecstasy of belief that Heaven had opened and salva- 
tion was sure. Such was the sentiment which swept over and up- 
lifted the French when England declared her friendship and sup- 

When I left England for France and Switzerland, there was 
universal gloom. No one believed that Civil War could be averted. 
Sir Edward Carson in the North and Mr. Redmond in the Center 
and South of Ireland were marshaling their armies for the war. 
When I returned, a month afterwards, the English and the Irish, 
the Scotch and Welch were singing, "God save the King", and all 
parties volunteering to the colors. 

Ancient History is an interesting study. It amuses, interests 
and instructs those who have time to read, but arouses no interest 
or passion. Yet, there stands out one effort of heroism, patriotism 
and sacrifice which thrills and inspires each succeeding generation 
as it did the Greeks, three thousand years ago. It is the story of 
the Three Hundred who died at Thermopylae. So, when the trage- 
dies, victories, defeats and settlements, after the war, have b^ 
forgotten, except by the student and the librarian, the boys in the 
schools and in the academies, the scholars in the universities, the 
preachers in the pulpits, the statesmen in the forum, will thrill and 
be thrilled by the unequalled heroism, the unparalelled sacrifices and 
the indomnitable courage of little Belgium. Her cities, villages and 
isolated homes have been burned and ravaged. Millions of her 
people, men, women and children are starving by the road-side with 
no roof but the skies and no bed but the ground. Their govern- 
ment is in exile, but the prayers, which is all these devoted sufferers 
have left to eive, is with their sons, their brothers, their husbands 
and their famers who are illustrating the finest courage of all the 
ages in trenches and on the battlefields. 

We can not dwell too long upon the horrors of this war. 

When it was possible to leave Paris, the city was in a state 
of sieee. It required passports, a certificate of residence and char- 
acter from the landlord of your hotel and permission from the po- 
lice to leave. When my party arrived in the inclosure of the Pre- 
fecture of Police, there were several thousands waiting to secure 
these permits. There was only one ofHcial to grant them and he took 
ten minutes for each applicant, because the form was the one 
used to identify suspicious persons. He asked and recorded the 
height of each mdividual, the color of the hair and of the eyes, the 
contour of tfie face, the shape of the nose. My wife has never 
forgiven him for putting on her certificate and in his book a nose 
she never had. I saw that it might take three days or a week to get 
our papers and yet, we were passed around the outskirts of the 
crowd and through the offices first. Our unpopularity was in- 
tense and the protests disagreeable from the angry crowd. How did 

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we do it? I can only say I was bom in Peekskill, Westchester 
County, on the Hudson, and that explains the trick. (Laughter.) 
We found a train, leaving at ten in the evening, but not sched- 
uled. By the same "Peekskill methods, we secured a compartment, 
and entered the train yard with the mail wagons. We should have 
been at Boulogne in four hours, but did not arrive until five the 
next morning. There were no vehicles, and we tramped in the rain, 
leaving our baggage behind, for forty minutes, until we reached the 
pier. We were compelled to remain there in the rain eight hours 
before we were permitted on board the Channel Boat. The reason 
given by the officers of the boat was that nobody had ever beai per- 
mitted to come on board until after the decks were swabbed and Uie 
decks had never, during forty years, been swabbed before twelve 
o'clock. The most hidebound, conservative "Stand patter" in the 
crowd became a progressive. I did not stand the whole time, be- 
cause for an hour, I found a reserved seat on the step of a freight 
car. When, finally, we were permitted to board the boat, there was 
a rush as if for life, though we all knew, she would not sail for two 
hours. Most of the men carried suit cases and travelling bags 
with which they mercilessly banged those ahead. The situation was 
relieved, however, when I heard a weary voice behind me say, 
"My God, Julia, only to think that we left Pittsburgh for this." 
(Laughter.) England, with its welcome and hospitality, its air of 
peace, security and content, its uninterrupted daily life in every 
department, business, social, amusements and Sunday normal, was 
a wonderful relief and gratification. The Americans who deserve 
the greatest credit were the thousands of men and women, mostly 
school teachers, whose tickets were worthless and their money gone. 
Their courage and patience were beyond praise. The American 
Committee for relief to our countrymen and countrywomen in 
London and Paris, performed most intelligent and helpful service 
in sustaining and sending home the needy. 

Our Ambassadors and Diplomatic Representatives in the War 
Zone have won high praise and deserve all honor. This is espe- 
cially true of Aml^sador Herrick in Paris, Page in London and 
Van Dyke at the Hague, Gerard in Berlin, Penfield in Vienna and 
Whitlock in Brussels. I have no doubt the others in the war 
zone did splendidly, but their work did not come under my ob- 

I heard a delightful story about one of the Diplomats whose 
genius for diplomacy had been discovered by the unerring judg- 
ment of Mr. Bryan, though hidden from his neighbors. It was said 
that his wife was asked how they enjoyed their new honors. She 
answered, "It's all very lovely, but people are too kind. We scarcely 
ever went out at home, but my husband, poor dear, since we have 
been here, has not had his dress coat off his back or his knife out of 
his mouth." (Laughter.) 

There is salvation even in the midst of war tragedies in the 
sense and practice of htunor. All the combatants who heard of it. 

Il8 The World War. [April 

whether Allies or Germans, were laughing. It seems the Burgo- 
master, Max, of Brussels, is a confirmed joker. When the German 
Army took possession of the city, the General commanding ordered 
the Burgomaster to come to his headquarters. When the Burgo- 
master entered and was assigned his seat opposite the General, 
the General took his revolver out of his belt and placed it on the 
table with the muzzle towards the Burgomaster and said, "Sir, I 
am now ready for business". The Burgomaster pulled out his 
stylographic pen and placed it on the table, with the pen pointing 
towards the General, and answered, '*General, so am I." (Laughter!) 

What of the future? The war will end as suddenly as it be- 
gan. The parties to any settlement will be so full of the passions, 
vindictiveness and revenges of this most brutal and destructive of 
all the contests of history, that they can make a peace only upon 
terms which will give time, rest and recuperation for a renewal of the 
fighting. We must be a party to this settlement and upon us de- 
volves the gravest responsibility. 

The public opinion of the world has been effective in avert- 
ing serious crisis. It prevailed in the peace between the Balkan 
States and Turkey, and the Balkan States themselves which pre- 
vented an inuninent European war. But the United States has the 
only public opinion which will have influence with either side. The 
South and Central American republics have been too recently in 
revolution. In Mexico Huerta has been deposed and exiled, and 
in his place is general chaos. Spain is too nearly related and Italy 
too closely involved, with China a negligible quantity in the affairs 
of the world. All the hostile nations are earnestly arguing their 
claims, their rights and the rectitude of their action in tfie American 
press and through every meditun of American opinion. 

A wonderful opportunity has come to the United States for the 
expansion of its commerce m South America and the Orient. It 
is a duty as well as an opportunity, for these people require a large 
niunber of necessities which they neither produce nor manufacture 
and which have come to them from the belligerent nations. But in 
occup)ring this field we will act in the broadest spirit of comity. 
When peace is declared and the warring nations, exhausted and 
demoralized, are reorganizing their industries for the rescue of 
their people, we will welcome them to an open door in the markets 
of the world. 

It would be a fearful calamity if the efforts, subtle and direct 
to involve the United States in this war were successful. It is the 
duty of all our people to support President Wilson in the main- 
tenance of our neutrality. 

But our largest and most comprehensive responsibility is to 
impress upon the negotiators, the victor and the vanquished, that 
for tfie first time in the history of the world an agreement for 
disarmament can be made. It must not be left in the power of a 
class to declare war, but that must be the right only of the sovereign 
people. The Hague Tribunal can be so enlarged that it will become 

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an international parliament to which must be submitted all disputes 
between governments, and with an international force on sea and 
land to compel acquiescence to its decisions and decrees. Then out 
of this war will come blessings never dreamed of as possible. Its 
sacrifices, slaughter, ruin, and untold sufferings will be forgotten 
in the happiness and hope which will come from the era of Peace 
on Earth and good will among men. 

At the conclusion of Mr. Depew's remarks, Mr. Choate spoke 
as follows: 

'' Mr. President and Ladies and Gentlemen: In the first place, 
let me correct a false impression. I am not going to make an 
address. Anybody who undertakes to make an address after an 
oration from Mr. Depew— why, it is like grinding on a hand 
organ after an overture on the colossal organ of the cathedral, 
and I can't do it. I speak by the card, and I am only going to do 
what I was asked to do — make a few remarks; and the card says 
*Tea at five o'clock.' It now wants ten minutes of five, and the 
President told me that under no circumstances was the audience 
to remain in this room, or anything to be said, after five o'clock, 
and tea is the very appropriate immediate sequel to one of Mr. 
Depew's speeches (laughter) because it is like his speeches — the 
thing that cheers but not inebriates. 

And then, Mr. Bowen had promised to make a speech. It has 
been a little disappointing; his speech was altogether too short. 
When he speaks it is always to the purpose. I class him always 
with the sons of 2yebedee, as one of the Boanerges, because what- 
ever he does is always a success. Didn't he set his hand last 
year to raising $65,000, so as to buy the adjoining building, and 
give us a room for a fit auditorium ? He did it in less than three 
months. And he has got it locked up somewhere (laughter) 
drawing compound interest. And I am sure he will never call 
upon us to meet again in this room. These gentlemen on the 
platform have all got cold feet. (Laughter.) They are all dread- 
ing bronchitis or pneumonia, for while they have their backs to 
the wall, the wall is made up of nothing but windows. 

Now I have a duty to perform this afternoon. I was brought 
here for a special purpose, and that is to move the initiation of the 
Honorable Chauncey M. Depew into the fraternity of honorary 
members of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 
(Applause.) I believe I have been authorized and instructed to 
tender that distinguished honor to him and to welcome him to 
the Brotherhood, and to put to the vote of this company whether 
he shall be admitted. Those in favor? 

I heard no noes. The vote was unanimous. 

Now it was my pleasure to make the acquaintance of the 
Kaiser, William II, a good many years ago in London. I met him 
there occasionally, but he was always on his good behavior, be- 
cause we met in the presence of his grandmother or his uncle 
Edward. And I never supposed he was going to be such a 
scourge to mankind as some people now think he is. What I 

120 Tfu World War. [April 

think myself I won't say. I am bound by the statute of neutrality 
and b^ the interpretation of that statute as laid down by our dis- 
tinguished President at Washington. 

I have been perfectly delighted to hear from Mr. Depew his 
experience as a refugee. (Laughter.) I have heard a great 
many of the refugees, and they all told the same story before. I 
never heard one that varied until he spoke this afternoon. They 
all had the same experience, and each one seemed to think that 
he or she was the only one that had had any experience at all. 
But his experience was most delightful and most instructive. 

Now, let me speak about the spirit of the English people. It 
is perfectly magnificent the courage and the spirit of endurance 
and hope with which they are bearing the terrible struggle in 
which they are engaged, and especially the mothers of England, 
and the women of England. I don't think anything more grand 
has ever been witnessed on the face of the earth. 

Let me give you one or two instances of how the families, the 
mothers and the fathers take it. I saw by the paper the other 
day that one of the four sons of an old friend of mine in England, 
a very distinguished woman, had been killed on the field of battle, 
and I wrote her a letter of sympathy and condolence, and I im- 
mediately received a reply which was perfectly magnificent. I 
wish I had it here to read to you. She says, •Yes, we had four 
aons, three in the army and one in the navy. The one that you 
write about is dead, and we are very proud of it, and we are glad 
to have been able to give him to the service of his country. 
Another one has been taken prisoner six weeks ago, and we have 
not the least idea whether he is dead or alive; and the third is 
wounded; and the fourth is safe on one of the ships of war that 
has not yet encountered the Germans. But we count it as a very 
great prize, a very splendid reward to say that we have been able 
thus to devote all our sons if necessary to the service of the Allies 
in this cause.' 

Well, then, I heard another story from the lips of the man 
himself, the father of six sons. He said he had four sons already 
In the service, and he was very proud of it. The fifth son was 
twelve years old and at school, and he came to him one day with 
tears in his eyes and he says, ' Father, now talking as man to man, 
(laughter), was there ever anything meaner than that the In- 
spectors turned me down and refused to let me enter the service 
simply because I was only twelve years old?' No! You may 
depend upon it that England is determined never to submit or 
yield, and she never will submit or yield until she has reached 
the point where she can say that this devil of militarism has 
been so completely subdued that it will never trouble the world 

We met at the Hague eight years ago, on the isth of June, 
1907, for the purpose of devising measures that would preserve 
the peace of the world for all time. We agreed to a great many 
things there, and everything seemed very auspicious at the time. 
The gates of the Temple of Janus were closea— closed was it, or 

1915.] The World War. 12 1 

open ? I never can remember which. (Laughter.) At any rate, 
the fact was that i)eace existed throughout the world. There 
was not a single nation, savage or civilized, that was engaged in 
war, and so it continued during the four months that our de- 
liberations continued. 

The representative of the Kaiser was there, and his conduct 
seemed a little queer. In the first place, Germany refused to 
enter into the conference at all unless it was upon the under- 
standing that the question of the suppression of armaments was 
not pressed, and the English representative made a statement, as 
he was permitted to do, of the reasons why Great Britain thought 
that the suppression of armaments ought to be agreed upon by 
the nations, and our delegation said amen to that, and the subject 
was laid aside. Well, then, all through the conference there was 
evidently a hidden struggle, not manifested by words at any 
moment, on the great question whether the British Channel was 
to be kept open or made possible to be closed; Germany upon 
the one side, and Great Britain upon the other; Great Britain 
wanting to keep the Channel open so as to permit the feeding of 
her population under all circumstances, whenever war might 
arise, however long it might be protracted, Germany wishing 
to be permitted at any time to make stU possible efforts to 
close it if she could. She tried to close it the other day by 
getting down to Calais, but she never got there, and she never 
will. (Applause.) 

Mr. Depew is right in saying that the future is ours — I've got 
two minutes more. — Let me say that: The future is ours, and I 
can see only two possible benefits that will arise to us from this 
terrible conflict. One is that we shall be able to serve as peace- 
makers when the time comes. I don't think the time has come 
yet. I was glad to see that even the New York Peace Society 
said yesterday in an address that it was not time to talk about 
peace yet. And we shall be the one great — recognized as the one 

Sreat power in the world, and we shall be called upon I have no 
oubt to advise and assist and perhaps to suggest the terms of 
peace. And that will be a very great service that we can render 
to mankind. 

And, then, another thing is that this war is going to make us 
all a great deal poorer, and it will put an end to some of that 
frightful extravagance and luxury now depreciating the character 
and quality of our young men and women, especially here in 
New York. (Applause.) Poker and bridge and the tango are 
too much for the education of our young people, and I think that 
all such extravagances as these, as a part of the education of 
American youth, will be put an end to. 

Now the time has come — I see you all look a little thirsty. 
(Laughter.) The teapot is boiling, and if I trespassed upon your 
patience a moment longer, I should be violating the instructions 
of the President, and my own oath of oflice." (Applause.) 


122 iVashingion County, N, K, Quaker Records. (April 


Data takkn from thk Rkcords of Easton Monthly Mkkting 

OF Friends. 

Contributed by Willard*s Mountain Chapter, D. A. R., Greenwich, N. Y. 
Records Copied by Mr. Butler Hoag. 

The town of Easton was originally a part of the Saratoga 
Patent of 1684, and was afterwards a part of the town of Still- 
water and Saratoga of Albany County. In 1789 it was erected 
into a separate township, and from being the easternmost town 
of the Patent was called East Town or Easton. 

In the History of Washington County* published in 1878, is 
an account of the great military expeditions which passed up the 
Hudson in early times (some of them through Easton); of the 
building of Fort Sarahtoga on the banks of the Hudson in 1709, 
and its destruction in 1745; of the erection of Port Clinton, some 
distance back from the river in 1746, and its destruction in 1747. 
As there stated it is probable that there was a settlement around 
Fort Sarahtoga previous to 1744. 

Whatever may have been the extent of this settlement, the 
territory in question remained unoccupied, so far as known, be- 
tween the close of the war of 1748 and the breaking out of the 
last French War in 1754. Immediately after the close of this war 
in 1760, several families moved in, but with the exception of a 
few Friends, were driven out during the War of the Revolution, 
and returned only after peace was restored. There soon followed 
settlers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Dutchess County, 
N. Y., and one at least, Killian De Ridder, from Holland. 

The first Friends who settled in the town were Rufus Hall 
and Zebulon Hoxsie. They were brothers-in-law and came from 
Dutchess Countv in the fall of 1773. The first Meeting was held 
soon after at Zebulon Hoxsie's house. In 1775 Hall brought his 
family here, and the Society had then increased by the addition 
of several families of Friends from Rhode Island and Dutchess 
County. The first Preparative Meeting was established in May 
of that year, and a log meeting-house was built in 1778. Other 
additions were made to their number from time to time and 
they were prosperous and happv. Then the Revolutionary 
struggle took place and they found themselves, notwithstanding 
their peace-loving principles, in the midst of the theatre of war. 

* The Editor acknowledges his indebtedness to the Research Committee, 
Willard's Mountain Chapter of D. A. R., Greenwich, N. Y., and to the author 
of the History of Washington County for the information in this brief intro- 
ductory, much of which is copied verbatim, and refers readers of the Record 
to the more extended account of the early settlers of the county given in iu 


IVashington County, N, K, Quaker Records, 


During the continuation of this struggle they suffered much in 
the loss of property and by the persecution of the warriors, who 
looked upon the peaceful Friends with scorn. 

After the close of the war the Society rapidly grew in numbers 
and influence. In 1787 a frame meeting-house was built. 

For regular worship this building has been closed for several 

Jears, but is open for Half- Year meetings, and occasional funerals, 
t is still cared. for by the Society of Friends and is well pre- 

In 1 78 1 Elias Hicks made his first visit. In his journal he 
says: "After stopping in Albany, rode to Saratoga, since called 
Easton, and lodged with our friend Daniel Cornell; it was late in 
the night when we arrived and the evening snowy; the country 
being newly settled, Friend houses were generally poor, so that 
several times I felt the snow on my face when in bed." 

Indians still roamed through this section; it is related they 
frequently peered in the log meeting house, and once a bancl on 
an expedition of murderous intention, with scalps dangling from 
their belts, appeared at the door; after watching the silent wor- 
shippers awhile, they departed without molesting. 

Friends from Peru, N. Y., a distance of one hundred miles, 
sometimes came to attend the Quarterly Meetings; on one oc- 
casion, Huldah Hoag, made the trip on horseback with a babe 
in her arms. 

During the anti-slavery times noted speakers were heard in 
this old meeting-house, among them Lucretia Mott, Charles 
Remond, Parker Pillsbury and Fred Douglass. 

On the 25th of 12th month, 1887, an appropriate centennial was 
held. [the editor.] 


IVashmgton County, N. K, Quaker Records, 



David Macomber, born 27th day, 2nd month, 1739. 
Hannah Macomber, his wife, born 17th day, 2nd month, 1747. 
Their children: 

William Macomber, bom 26th dav, loth month, 1770. 

Elizabeth Macomber, bom 17th aay, 2nd month, 1772. 

Phebe Macomber, born 20th day, 9th month, 1773. 

Daniel Macomber, born 2nd day, 6th month, 1774. 

Peace Macomber, bom 7th day, 12th month, 177c. 

Mary Macomber, bom loth day, 4th month, 1770. 

Martha Macomber, bom 6th dav, 6th month, 1780. 

iohn Hunt, bora 21st day, ist month, 1782. 
^hebe Hunt, bora 8th day, ^rd month, 1784. 
Benjamin Coon, Jr., bora 5th day, 7th month, 1783. 
David Coon, bora loth day, 4th month, 1777. His parents were Benjamin & 

Rachel Coon. 
Phebe Coon, bora nth day, 3rd month, 1779. Her parents were Benjamin & 

Rachel Coon. 
Thomas Folger, bora 8th day, 2nd month, 1777. His parents were Daniel & 

Judith Folger. 
Daniel Folger, bora 7th day, 9th month, 1779. His parents were Daniel & 

Judith Folger. 

Susanna Wilbur 

Hannah Hoxie 
Uriah Gripman 
Sarah Peckham 
Amos Lancaster 

Mariah Haight 
Stephen Marshall 

Pcleg Wilbur 
Joseph Baker 
Elizabeth Wecdon 
William Gripman 
Lydia Dennis 
Benjamin B. Coffin 
Joshua Macomber 
Susanna Barker 
Morton Barker 
Ricard & Ruth Barker 
John Hart 
William Hoxie 
Samuel P. Townsend 
Silas Gripman 
Hephzibah Folger 
George Folger 
Stephen Haight 
Hannah Galloway 

Charles Taber 
Susanna Dennis 
David Galloway 

Elizabeth & Anna Baker 
Elizabeth Wilbur 

Amely Taber 


9-26-1810 Humphrey & Catherine Easton 

3-3-1811 Joseph & Eleanor Hoxie Easton 
10-9-1810 Uriah & Phebe Gnpman Easton 
3-11-1811 John & Hannah Peckham Easton 
4-27-1811 Joseph and Elizabeth Lan- 
caster Easton 
5-11-1811 Israel & Anna Haight Easton 
4- 1 4- 1 81 1 Samuel & Catherine Mar- 
shall Easton 
6-14-1811 John & Sarah Wilbur Easton 
11-S-1811 Elisha & Elizabeth Baker Easton 
7-26-18 10 Arnold & Mary Weedon Cambridge 
4-27- 181 2 Uriah & Phebe Gripman Easton 
6-3- 18 1 2 John & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 
7-27-1812 Benjamin & Mary Coffin 
6-2-1813 David & Dorcas Macomber Cambridge 
10-8-1811 Slocum & Hannah Barker Cambridge 
12-11-1811 Caleb & Sarah Barker Cambridge 
6-6- 181 2 Isaac & Mary Barker Cambridge 
11-11-1811 Thomas & Mary Hart Cambridge 
7-9- 1 81 2 Joseph & Eleanor Hoxie Easton 
6- 10- 1 813 Stepnen & Avis Townsend Easton 
J2-13-1813 Uriah & Phebe Gripman Cambridge 
9-2S-1811 Aaron & Mary Folger Easton 
1-17-1814 Aaron & Mary Folger Easton 
4-16-1813 Israel & Ann Haight Easton 
8-29-1814 William & Martha Gallo- 
way Cambridge 
4-2-1813 Lewis & Amy Taber Easton 
6-27-1814 John & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 
11-27-1915 William & Martha Gallo- 
way Cambridge 
9-18-1814 Elisha & Elizabeth Baker Easton 
5-13-1815 Humphrey & Catherine 

Wilbur Easton 

3-9-1816 Lewis & Amy Taber 


IVashingtan County, N, K, Quaker Records, 


Alden G. Sherman 11-22-1815 

Samuel Mott Brags; 7-26-1815 

Tap pen Townsend 3-1 5-18 16 

Elihu Marshall 5-16-1815 

Wesson Macomber 6-10-1816 

Caleb Gifford 5-29-1817 

Dorcas CofEn 9-25- 1 804 

William Brown Coffin 11-27-1805 

Isaac Barker Coffin 7-2-1807 

Elisha Brown Coffin 6-29-1809 

Griffin Coffin 11-10-1810 
Benjamin Barney Coffin 7-29- 1 8 1 2 

Sarah Coffin 7-14-1814 

John Wilbur 7-27-1817 

John Green 11-29-1816 

Samuel Wilbur 5-5-i8i7 

Seneca Bragg 5-18-1817 

{ane Mariah Dennis 4-1 8-1 817 

Nicholas Sherman 8-22-1817 

Rachel Folger 12-28-1815 

Elisha D. Baker 2-28-1818 

Emily Townsend 3-26-1818 

Joseph W. Peckham 7-25-1818 

William Gifford 10-27-1818 

Anna Brown Galloway 9-8- 18 18 

Jane Allen 12-5-1818 

John Bragg 9-29-1820 

William Green 9-10-1820 

Edward Gifford 9- 12- 1820 

James Allen 3-7-1821 

Georfi^e Hussey Dennis 3-23- 1819 

Thankful Dennis 12-24-1820 

Moses Macomber 2-1 2- 18 19 

John Galloway 4-11-1822 

David Baker 2-8-1819 

Gideon Baker 11 -25-1821 

William Marshall i -28-1822 

Sarah Hoxie 7-20-1822 

Isaac Gifford 3-1-1823 

Sarah Butler 3-3-1823 

iohn Townsend 7- 12-1823 

-ewis Taber 9-3-1823 

Matthew Gifford 11-29 1820 

Mary Gifford 2-4-1824 

Israel Macomber 12-20-1824 

Catherine Wilbur 6-27-1824 

William Baker 9-19- 1824 

Robert Baker 12-6-1824 

Ann Wilbur i -5-1825 

Rebecca W. Kirby 9-26-1825 

Sarah Hoag 2-6-1823 

Jacob Hoag 1-20-1825 

Hiram Taber 6-1-1825 

Cornelia Townsend 3-18-1825 

Bridget Adelia Haight 7-23-1825 

lane Gifford 5-17-1820 

Wilbur John Dennis 7-19-1826 


Isaac & Mary Sherman Cambridge 

John & Jane Bragg Easton 

Stephen & Avis Townsend Easton 

David & Hannah Marshall Easton 

David & Dorcas Macomber Cambridge 

Alden & Roba Gifford Cambridge 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 

Benjamin & Mary Coffin Easton 
Humphrey & Catherine 

Wilbur Easton 

George & Mary Green Easton 

Iohn & Sarah Wilbur Easton 
ohn & Jane Bragg Easton 
ohn & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 
saac & Mary Sherman Cambridge 
Aaron & Mary Folger Easton 
Elisha & Elizabeth Baker Easton 
Steven & Avice Townsend Easton 
John & Hannah Peckham Easton 
Alden & Roba Gifford Cambridge 
William & Martha Gallo- 
way Cambridge 
Adam & Martha Allen Cambridge 
John & Jane Bragg Easton 
George & Mary Green Easton 
Alden & Roba Gifford Cambridge 
Adam & Martha Allen Cambridge 
John & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 
John & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 
David & Dorcas Macomber Cambridge 
William & Martha Gallo- 
way Cambridge 
Reuben & Martha Baker Easton 
Reuben & Martha Baker Easton 
David & Hannah Marshall Easton 
Gideon & Hannah Hoxie Easton 
Alden & Roba Gifford Cambridge 
Moses & Rhoda Butler Easton 
Stephen & Avis Townsend Easton 
John & Huldah Taber Easton 
Gideon & Millicent Gifford Cambridge 
Gideon & Millicent Gifford Cambridge 
David & Dorcas Macomber Cambridge 
Humphrey & Frelove 

WUbur Easton 

Amos & Mahala Baker Easton 

Reuben & Martha Baker Easton 

Allen & Fanny Wilbur Easton 

Henry & Nancr Kirby Cambridge 

Isaac & Lillys Hoag Easton 

Isaac & Lillys Hoag Easton 

John & Huldah Taber Easton 

Stephen & Avis Townsend Easton 

Israel & Anna Haight Easton 

Gideon & Millicent Gifford Cambridge 

John & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 


WaskingtcH County, N. K, Quaker Records. 


Mary Kirby 
Jane Gifford 
Abel Thomas 
Isaac Hoag, Jr. 
Cordelia Baker 
Stephen Galloway 

Huldah Eddy 
Elizabeth S. Taber 
Pbebe Thomas 
Hannah Wilbur 

Richard Kirby 
Sarah Jane Dennis 
William Wilbur 
Smith Thomas 
Anna Hoag 

{ob Wilbur, Jr. 
lannah Thomas 
Elias Buel 
Joseph A. Wilbur 
Abigail Wilbur 
Henry G. Taber 
Mary Hoag 
Charles Wilbur 
Thomas Farr 
Mary T. Bragg 
Phebe Wilbur 
Mary Jane Hoxie 
Marietta Robinson 
Eliza Anthony 
Phebe Baker 
Jacob Wilbur 
Sarah Wilbur 
Stephen M. Wilbur 
Seneca Bragg 
John Pratt 
Kodney Buel 
Elizabeth Taber 
Huldah Jane Robinson 
Francis 5. Wilbur 
Mariah C. Wilcox 
Jonathan Wilbur 
Hannah Mabbitt 
Joseph W. Pratt 
William A. Bragg 
John M. Wilcox 
German Brownell 
Jane Brownell 
Stephen B. Hoag 
Hugh M. Taber 
Sarah E. Wilbur 
Mary Haviland 
William Taber 
Phebe Hoag 
Dorcas Macomber 
Tane Bragg 
Margaret Taber 
William K. Macomber 
Francis H. Hoag 

















7-3 1 -1832 






















6-9- "833 




1 2-9- 1 840 











Henry & Nancy Kirby Cambridge 
Gideon & Millicent Gifford Cambridge 
Jared & Matilda Thomas Easton 
Isaac & Lillys Hoag Easton 
Reuben & Martha Baker Easton 
William & Jemima Gallo- 
way Cambridge 
George & Hannah Eddy Easton 

John & Huldah Taber Easton 

ared & Matilda Thomas Easton 
iumphrey & Frelove 

Wilbur Easton 

Henry & Nancy Kirby Cambridge 

Iohn & Elizabeth Dennis Cambridge 

ob & Esther Wilbur Easton 

ared & Matilda Thomas Easton 

saac & Lillys Hoag Easton 

Job & Esther Wilbur Easton 

ared & Matilda Thomas Easton 

Orin & Mary Buel Easton 

Allen & Tammy Wilbur Easton 

Job, 2nd» & Huldah Wilbur Easton 

ohn & Huldah Taber Easton 

saac & Lillys Hoag Easton 

Job & Esther Wilbur Easton 

Samuel & Rebecca Farr Easton 

George & Anna Bragg Easton 

Job & Huldah Wilbur Easton 

Gideon & Hannah Hoxie Easton 

Henry & Lydia Robinson Easton 

Daniel & Lucy Anthony Greenwich 

Reuben & Martha Baker Easton 

Job & Huldah Wilbur Easton 

John & Lydia Wilbur {2nd) Easton 

Allen & Tammy Wilbur Easton 

George S. & Anna Bragg Easton 

Jacob & Avis Pratt Easton 

>ren & Mary Buel Easton 

Stephen & Sarah Taber White Creek 

Henry & Lydia Robinson Easton 

John & Lydia Wilbur Easton 

Simon & Sarah Wilcox Easton 

Job & Huldah Wilbur Easton 

Lorenzo Easton 

acob & Avis Pratt Easton 

oseph W. & Fanny Bragg Easton 

.ohn M. & Eunice Wilcox Easton 

Isaac & Anna Brownell White Creek 

Isaac & Anna Brownell White Creek 

Abram & Rhoda Hoag White Creek 

Stephen & Sarah Taber White Creek 

Peleff & Eliphal Wilbur Easton 

Charles & Anna Haviland Easton 

Stephen & Sarah Taber White Creek 

David & Mary P. Hoag Cambridge 

Joshua & Abigail Macomber Cambridge 

George & Anna Bragg Easton 

Stephen & Sarah TsUKsr WhiteCreek 

Wessen & Eliza Macomber Cambridge 

David & Mary Hoag Cambridge 


Washington County, N. Y„ Quaker Records. 


Sarah & Mary Macomber 
Job W. Macomber 
Ebenezer Eddy 
Edwin Pratt 
John Barker 
Joseph C. Beul 
William W. Wilbur 
Humphrey Haviland 
Sarah Taber, Jr. 

{erusha Pratt 
)avid Macomber 
William P. Wilbur 
James H. Robinson & 

John W. Robinson 
Susan Wilbur 
Walter Westgate Wilbur 

Mary M. Wilbur 

Louisa Baker 
William P. Robinson 
Meribah Burdick 
David H. Allen 
Lydia & Mary Pratt 













Wessen & Eliza Macomber Cambridge 
Joshua & Abigail Macomber Easton 

Jacob & Avis Pratt Easton 

Orren & Mary Buel Easton 

Pelee & Eliphal Wilbur Easton 
Charles G. & Anna Haviland Easton 
Stephen & Sarah Taber White Creek 
Tacob & Avis Pratt Easton 

Joshua & Abigail Macomber Easton - 
Humphrey & Ann P. Wilbur Easton 

5-8-1846 Henry B. & Lydia Robinson 
4-6-1847 Pcleg & Eliphal Wilbur 
2- 1 2- 1848 Humphrey, 2nd» & Ann P. 

2-12-1849 Humphrey, 2nd, & Ann P. 

8-5-1848 David & Sarah H. Baker 
1 1-7-1848 Henry B. & L^rdia Robinson 
6-1-1776 George & Meribah Burdick 
8-30- 1 8 10 John & Rosana Allen 
10-20-1849 Jacob & Avis PraU 







White Creek 




10-22-18 1 1 








Benjamin Starbuck 

Mehitable Wright 

Alice Gifford 

Ruth Eddy 

Mary Waite 

Patience Durfee 

Rhoda Allen 

Barnabas Russell 

Thomas Smith 

Mary Wilbur 

Samuel Peckham 

Mabel Starbuck 

Elizabeth Lancaster 

Mary S. Foleer 

Hannah Galloway , . _^ 

(Parents, William & Martha 
Anna Hoa^ 3-29- 181 4 

Alice Hoxie 2-26-1814 

David Allen 8-28-1815 

Elizabeth Gifford 1-19-1815 

Levi Gifford 1-3-1815 

Rhoda Allen 11-6-1815 

Deborah Marshall 4-16- 18 15 

(Parents, David & Hannah) 
Isaac Barker Coffin 8-31-1810 

(Parents, Benj. & Mary) 
Elizabeth Brown 7-25-1815 

Sarah Coffin 3-1-1815 

William Coffin 0-19-1810 

Daniel Barber 8-22-1817 

Jonathan Hoag 5-31-1817 

Stephen Hoag 7-5-1817 

79 yr. 4. mo. 5 da. 
26 yr. 3 mo. 15 da. 
85 yr. 7 mo. 

40 yr. 

75 yr. 

69 yr. 6 mo. 

19 yr. II mo. 

68 yr. 
66 yr. 
28 yr. 

















44 yr. o mo. 28 da. 

85 3rr. 10 mo. 6 da. 
73 yr. o mo. 
about 04 yrs. 
about 66 yrs. 



Washington County, N. K, Quaker Records, 


Mary Russell 7-2-1817 17 yr. 4 mo. 25 da. 

(Parents, Barnabas & Anna Russell) 
Mercy Bamum 11-2-181J 31 yr. 10 mo. 15 da. 

(Parents, Thomas & Mary Cornell) 

81 yr. 5 mo. 23 da. 
7 mo. 4 da. 

Sarah Bragg 3-21-1818 

Seneca Bragg 5-13-1818 

(Parents, John & Jane Bragg) 
Mary Folger, wife of 

Aaron Folger 2-9-1819 

Hannah Peckham 5-10-1819 

(Parents, Saml. & Avice Peckham) 
Daniel Folger 11-17-1819 

Peter Barker 1-3- 1820 20 yr. 2 mo. 26 da. 

(Parents, Benj. & Sarah Barker) 

Catherine Wilbur 
Jane Mariah Dennis 
Thankful Dennis 
Martha B. Allen 
William Brown 
Martha Galloway 
Reuben Baker 
Hannah Macomber 
Elizabeth Slocum 
Zebulon Hoxie 
Mary Adcock 

{ames Allen 
^eonard Cook 
Martha Hall 
Abiel Gifford 
Ann Smith 
Charles Eddy 
Susannah Barber 
Benjamin Deuel 
Pardon Tripp 
Peleg Lawton 
Sarah Hoag 
Hannah Dillingham 
Meriah Haight 
Valentine Sweet 
Elizabeth Cook 
Alice Anthony 
William Galloway 
William Wilbur 
Henry Kirby 
Jedediah Robinson 
Cornelia Townsend 
James Cornell 
Anna Burlinghame 
Dorcas Brown 
Elizabeth Hoxie 
Rebecca Russell 
Mary Sweet 
Lillys Beard 
George H. Dennis 
Caleb GifiEord 
Joshua Dillingham 
Matilda Thomas 
Rachel Allen 
Phebe Allen 
Sarah Hoag 
Lillys Hoag 

75 yrs. 

3 mo. 16 da. 

1 1 -29- 1 820 43 yr. o mo. 25 da. 


5- 1 6- 1 82 1 about 40 yrs. 
11-19-1821 77 yrs. 


4- 1 6- 1 822 








1-26- 1824 

3-21 -1824 













1 0-6- 1 830 
5- 1 2- 1 830 



60 yr. o mo. 2 da. 
2 yr. 2 mo. 25 da. 

83 yr. 8 mo. 
near 88 yrs. 

near 79 years 

71 yr. 

77 yr. 7 mo. 

16 vr. o mo. 2 da. 

72a. yr. of his age 

70th yr. of her age 

upwards of 73 yrs. 
4 yr. I mo. 14 da. 
upwards of 75 yrs. 
80 yr. I mo. 11 da. 
near 86 yrs. 

near 85 yr. 

near 75 yr. 

86 yr. 5 mo. 16 da. 

12 yr. 4 mo. 27 da. 

67 & upwards 

85 yr. I mq. 14 da. 

34 yrs. 

64 yr. o mo. 3 da. 

42 yr. 6 mo. 7 da. 

9 yr. I mo. 

44 yr. 2 mo. 6 da. 






















































Waskingian County^ N. K, Quaker Records. 


Rhoba Wilbur 
Rebecca Fair 
Joseph Adcock 
Mary Briggs 
Israel Macomber 
Susannah Smith 
Hiram G. Taber 
Henry Taber 
George B. Taber 
Ruth Chase 
Mary Jane Hoxie 
Eliza Anthony 
Anna Russell 
Mary Gifford 
Abiel Dennis 
Sarah Wilbur 

(ParenuN.& S. 
Isaac Hoag, Jr. 
Aaron L. Wilcox 
Bethiah Slocum 
Slocum Barker 
David Wing 
Comfort Buel 
Elias Hoag 
Lewis Tal^r 
Joseph Wilbur 
Susannah Barker 
William H. Macomber 
Jemima Worth 
Elias Buel 
Ebenezer Eddy 
John Baker 
Abraham Hoag 
Phebe B. Baker 




I -31 -1834 






















10-6- 1 842 
12- 1-1842 


53 yr. 8 mo. 16 da. 
28 yr. 8 mo. 7 da. 
68 yr. 3 mo. 19 da. 
51 yr. 9 mo. 6 da. 
o yr. 1 mo. 
02 yr. II mo. 10 da. 
9 yr. I mo. 7 da. 
2 yr, 6 mo. 22 da. 

yr. 6 mo. 29 da. 
67 yr. I mo. 20 da. 

1 yr. I mo. 28 da. 

2 yr. o mo. 26 da. 

91 yr. 9 mo. 28 da. 
62 yr. 

II yr. 7 mo. 14 da. 

92 yr. 4 mo. 21 da. 
54 yr. 4 mo. 8 da. 
50 yr. 7 mo. 24 da. 
29 yr. 1 mo. 10 da. 
21 yr. 3 mo. 12 da. 
72 yr. 

82 yr. J mo. 7 da. 



mo. 17 da 

85 yr. 

II yr. 3 mo. 
89 yr. c mo. i da. 
85 yr. 8 mo. 26 da. 
22 yr. 1 1 mo. 10 da. 
7 yr. II mo. 6 da. 

Hannah Allen) 

71 yr. II mo. 14 da. 

Nancy Fish 
Adam Allen 

(Parents, Joseph & 
Eleanor Hathaway 3-8-1845 94 yr. 7 mo. 

(Parents, Edward & Upton) 

Jerusha Wilbur 2-28-1845 80 yr. 11 mo. 3 da. 

(Parents, Samuel & Avis Peckham) 
Elizabeth Cornell 4-13-1845 84 yr. 

(Parents, Richard & Rebecca Kirby) 
Benajah Barker 9-12-1845 86 yr. 

Rhoda Butler 10-16-1845 58 yr. 

(Parents, Joshua & Hannah Dillingham) 
Job W. Macomber 8-3-1846 3 yr. 3 mo. 29 da. 

(Parents, Joshua & Abigail Macomber) 
Asa Hoag 6-4-1847 58 yr. 7 mo. 17 da. 

(Parents, Abram & Tabithy Hoag) 
Sylvia Smith 5-29-1847 79 yr. 3 mo. 5 da. 

(Parents, Hannah & Judith Russell) 
Phebe Hoxie 12-11-1847 81 yr. 1 1 mo. 28 da. 

(Parents, Isaiah & Hannah Griffin) 
Sarah Ann Brownell 7-1 1- 1848 24 yr. 5 mo. 28 da. 

(Parents, Isaac & Ann Brownell) 
Walter Westgate Wilbur 8-2-1848 o vr. 5 mo. 21 da. 

(Parents, Humphrey & Ann P. Wilbur) 
Sylvanus Taber 8-25-1848 73 yr. 6 mo. i da. 




















White Creek 

White Creek 

White Creek 





White Creek 





White Creek 





White Creek 






White Creek 






Gravestone Inscriptions, 


Mary Allen 12-18-1848 64 yr. 8 mo. i3 da. 

I Parents, Zach & Elcner Hathaway) 
loag 1-3-1849 99 yr. ii mo. 13 da. 

(Parents, Stephen & Ann Hoag) 
Caleb Griffih 1-27- 1849 62 yr. 3 mo. 2 da. 

(Parents, Gursham & Sarah Griffin) 
Mary M. Wilbur 4-29-1849 o yr. 2 mo. 16 da. 

(Parents, Humphrey & Ann P. Wilbur) 
Anna Chase 81 yr. 

( Parents, Jeremiah & Hope Wilkinson) 
Weston Macomber 1-27-1849 32 yr. 

(Parents, David & Dorcas Macomber) 
Nancy Kirby 9-13-1848 5S yr. 

William P. Wilbur 10-29-1849 3 yr. i mo. 

(Parents, Humphrey & Ann P. Wilbur) 
John Wilbur 2-23-1850 83 yr. 5 mo. 16 da. 

(Parents, Jonathan & Sarah Wilbur) 
Meribah Allen 2-15-1850 

(Parents, George & Patience Burdick) 
David H. Allen 3-25-1850 

(Parents, John & Rosann Allen) 
Mary Pratt 1-15-1850 3 mo. \\ da. 

Lydia Pratt 1-18-1850 3 mo. 16 da. 

(Parents, Jacob & Avis Pratt) 


White Creek 

White Creek 



White Creek 




White Creek 
I Easton 


Copied by Miss Frances Hanks. 

Prom stones on the Enoch Hanks* farm (now called the 
Beveridge farm) on Bunker Hill, Cossayuna Heights, eleven 
miles northeast of Greenwich, Washington County, N. Y. 

In memory of Lucius, son of Enoch and Hannah Hanks, died 
Aug. 5, 1812, aged 4 years, 10 months. 

In memory of Worthy Hanks, son of Enoch and Hannah 
Hanks died Apr. nth, 18 15, aged 7 months, 24 days. 

In memory of Martin, son of Amos Hanks & Polly Pisk 
Hanks, died in Middle age of Typhus fever. 

Stephen, infant son of Amos and Polly Fisk Hanks. 

In memory of John Hanks, who died Feb. 23, 1815, in the 85 
year of his age. " Stone made by R. Perkins." 

Note. — This Tohn Hanks married Tabiatha Hall, Jan. 24, 1750. 
He was the father of Enoch Hanks and grandfather of Amos 
Hanks of Bunker Hill, Town of Greenwich, N. Y. He was 
the son of Benjamin Hanks who married Mary White, daughter 
of Richard and Catherine White, of Plymouth Colony, Mass., 
April 24, 1724. 

His grandparents, Uriah and Urany Hanks, came from 
Birmingham, England, to Plymouth Colony, Mass., A. D. 1700. 
He was closely related to Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham 

191 5.J Tkachtr- Thatchtr Gmtalogy. 1 3 1 


By John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. 

(Continned from VoL XLVI., p. So, of the Rbcord.) 

981. Allen Crocker^ Thatcher (Lot,« Rev. Roland,* Col. John/ 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom June (or July), 
17th, 1793, at Rochester, Mass.; he lived at Rochester and 
Middleboro, Mass., in which latter place he died May 13th, 
1885 aged 91-1026, and was there buried. He married at 
Middleboro, Mass., December 7th (or 8th), 1816, to Elizabeth 
Rounseville Peirce, bom Middleboro, Mass., November 20th, 
1796; she was a member of the 4th Baptist Church in that 
town; she died at Middleboro, January 27th, 1871, aged 
74-2-7, and was there buried. She was a daughter of Major 
and Deacon Levi Peirce (bom Middleboro (now Lakeville), 
Mass., October ist, 1773 ; died there August 22nd, 1847, ^tged 
74 years; married December 13th, 1795), and his wife Sally 

Bourne (bom ; died Febmary 23rd, 1853, aged 75, at 

Middleboro, Mass.), of Middleboro, Mass. Col. Levi Peirce 
and his wife were both baptized by immersion November 7th, 
1824, and admitted to the Fourth Calvinistic Baptist Church, 
and he was made a Deacon, May 27th, 1826, and bodi were 
dismissed to Central Baptist Church in Middleboro, August 
loth, 1828. 

Children: 3 (Thatcher), 2 sons and i daughter; first 2 bom 
in Rochester, third in Middleboro. 

1662 i. Levi Peirce ist,* bom December 7th, 1817 ; died 
August I2th, 1823, aged 5-8-5, at North Roches- 
ter, Mass., and was buried at Rock Cemetery, 
Plymouth Co., Mass. 
-f 1663 ii. Levi Peirce 2nd,* bom May Tor March) 2nd, 

1827; died ; married Sarah A. Darrow. 

-f 1664 iii. Elizabeth Allen,* bom November 12th, 1832; 

died ; married Robert Knight Remington. 

"Middleboro, Mass., May 13th, 1885.— Mr. Allen C. Thatcher, 
an old and honoured citizen, died at his residence on Main Street 
this aftemoon of pneumonia, after a short illness. Mr. Thatcher 
was bom at Rochester, June 17th, 1793, and was, therefore, very 
nearly 92 years of age. He was educated in the public schools of 
Rochester. He went to Boston at an early age, where he entered 
upon a mercantile life as a derk in a West India goods house. He 
then retumed to Rochester, where he carried on a grocery and dry 
goods store. Mr. Thatcher came to Middleboro in 1831, when he 
became prominently connected with the Newmarket woolen mills. 

132 Thaehtt'Thatcher Genealogy. (April 

He continued hb relations with the Company until 18^5, when he 
retired on account of advancing years; and he has since resided 
witih his son Mr. L. P. Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher married a daughter 
of Col. Levi Peirce, the founder of the Peirce Academy, who died 
about 2 years ago after having lived to celebrate his daughter's 

Slden weddii^. Mr. Thatchers funeral will take place from the 
tntral Baptist Church on Saturday."—//. 7. Herald. 

Authorities : 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 7^- 
grandson, Levi Pdrcc Thatch 
Charles Milton Thacher, of Middleboro, Mass. 

His grandson, Levi Peirce Thatcher, of Middleboro, Mass. 

982. Israel Fearing* Thacher (Lot,* Rev. Roland," Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom November 29th, 
(or 20th), 1795, at Rodiester, Mass.; he lived at Middleboro 
and Arlington Heights, Mass., and was a farmer; he died 
May 19th, 1884, aged 88-5-21, at Arlington Heisrhts, Mass. 

He married (intention published May 25th, 1825, at 

Middleboro, Mass., and on June 6th, 182^, at Rochester, 

Mass.), at , to Susan Marshal Wood, born , 1803, 

about, at , died April 21st, 1880, aged 77, at . Her 

parentage is not known to me. 

Children: 6 (Thacher), 4 sons and 2 daughters. 

-J- 1665 '• Nelson Wood,* born July 9th, 1826; died ; 

married Deborah M. Pratt. 
-J-ii66 li. Lewis,* born June 27th, 1828; died ; mar- 
ried Clarinda Thompson. 
+1167 iii. Francis,*born August nth, 1830; died August — , 

1880; married Eleanor B (or R ) Cobb. 

+1668 IV. Henry,* bom ; died ; married Eliza- 
beth Marble Allen. 

+1669 V. Susan F.,* bom March 27th, 1847; ^^ 1 

married Capt. Reuben A. Briggs. 

+1670 vi. Mary,* bom ; died ; married Robert F. 


Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 73. 
Charles Milton Thacher, of Middleboro, Mass. 
Vital Records ofRochesUr^ Mass,, Vol. I, p. 291; Vol. II, p. 302. 
His grandson, Henry Stanford Thacher ot Yonkers, N. Y. 

983. Abigail Fearing* Thacher (Lot,* Rev. Roland,* 0)1, John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom April ist, 1798, 
at Rochester, Mass. ; died July i6th, 1878, aged 80, at Roches- 
ter, Mass. ; married at North Rochester, Mass., by Rev. Oliver 
Cobb, September 23rd, 1821, to Nathaniel' Sears (Nathaniel,* 
Nathanid,* Paul,* Paul,* Paul,* Richard^, bom August 15th, 
1799, at North Rochester, Mass. ; he lived at Rochester, Mass., 
and died at Long Plain, Mass., June 23rd, 1883, aged 83. He 

was a son of Nathanid Sears (bom Rochester, Mass., , 

1766; died March ^oth, 1816, aged 51 ; married at New Bed- 
ford, Mass. (intention published Rochester, April 19th, 1785), 

IQISO Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 133 

and his wife Hannah Keene of Freetown, Mass. (bom Feb- 
ruary i8th, 1768; died September 25th, 1846, aged 78, at 
Rodiester, Mass.), of Rochester, Mass. 
Children : 8 (Sears), 4 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at Roch- 
ester, Mass. 
+1671 i. Sarah Thacher,® bom July 3rd, 1823 ; died ; 

married Stephen (S — — ?) Waite. 
+1672 ii. Harrison uray Otis,® bom November loth, 

1825; died ; married Mary Kelly Sherman. 

+1673 iii. Emily M.,* bom September 2nd, 1827; died 

April 2 1st, 1889; married Qiarles M. Blackmer. 
-f 1674 iv. Elizabeth A.,; bom May 20th, 183 1 ; died ; 

married Elihu D. Manter. 
+1675 V. Lot Thacher,® bom October 3rd, 1834; died 

; married Hannah M. Tripp. 

+1676 vi. Abby Fearing,® bom March 4th, 1838; died 

; married, first, Qiarles A Howland; 

married, second, Waterman ; married, third, 

?; married, fourth, ? 

+1677 viL James H.,* bom March 31st, 1839; died ; 

married Helen E. Swift. 
+1678 viii. Nathaniel,® bom ; died . 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 56^ 57. 
Sears Genealogy, by S. r. May, pp. 219, 352-3. 
Charles Milton Thacher, of Middfeboro, Mass. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 199 and corrections 

eto, p. 56e. 

Vitai Records of Rochester, Mass., Vol. II, p. 302. 

990. Zerviah* Crocker (Fear* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom July loth, 1781, 

at Wareham, Mass.; died April — , 1839, ^tt ; married 

, at , to Hawley. 

Roland Crocker Thacher, of Pawtucket, R. I. 

992. Clarissa^ Crocker (Fear* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom April nth, 
1786, at Wareham, Mass.; died September 20th, 1810, at 

Plympton, Mass. ; married , at , to Dexter of 

Pl3rmpton, Mass. 

Roland Crocker Thacher, of Pawtucket, R. I. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 192. 

995. Betsey^ Crocker (Fear* Thacher, Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom August 22nd, 
1795, at Tiverton, R. I. ; died July 6th, 1862, at Geneva, 111., 
and was there buried. She married at Tiverton, R. I. (re- 
corded at South Dartmouth, Mass.), May 30th, 1813, to Dea- 
con Matthews* Thatcher (No. 523), bom June 8th, 1788, at 

134 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. [April 

Yarmouth, Mass. ; he was a ship carpenter and lived most of 
his life at Dartmouth, Mass.; he died at Centerville, Mass., 
October 25th (or 26th), 1868, aged 80, and was buried at 
South Dartmouth, Mass. He was a son of John* Thacher 
(No. 146) and his wife Hannah Matthews, who resided at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 10 (Thacher), 4 sons and 4 daughters and 2 sex not 

1679 i. (child, sex not stated*), bom May 21st, 1814; 
died May 22nd, 1814, at South Dartmouth, 
Mass., and was buried there. 
*+i68o ii. Isaiah Crocker,* bom July 2nd, 1815; died 
March i6th, 1880; married, first, Elizabeth 
Reynolds Hyde; married, second, Mary Catha- 
rine Hyde; married, third, Lydia Waters 

1681 iii. Rodolphus W ,• bom July 3rd, 1817; died 

December 20th, i8i8,at South Dartmouth, Mass., 
and was buried there. 
♦+1682 iv. Ophelia Crocker,* bom June 23rd, 1819; died 
September 9th, 1868; married Capt. Peter 
♦+1683 V. Qarissa Dexter,* bom June loth (or nth), 
182 1 ; died August 13th, 1892; married Rev. 
George Denham. 
*-f 1684 vi. Harriet Dunbar,* bom September 14th (or 
19th), 1823; died March 4tii (or 6th), 1896; 
married Hilman Crosby. 
1685 vii. Betsey,* bom December 26th, 1825; died July 
— , 1889, at Centerville, Mass., and was buried 
there ; not married. 
*+i686 viii. Henry Martin,* bom August 23rd (or 28th), 
1827; died October — , 1902; married Mary 
Louisa Hight. 
♦+1687 ix. John,* bom July 9th, 1832; died March 7th, 
1897 ; married Achsah Leonard Dexter. 
1688 X. (child, sex not stated),* bom November 27th, 
1834; died November 28th, 1834, at South Dart- 
mouth, Mass., and was buried there. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 46, 62. 

Memorial of Rev. Isaiah Crocker Thacher, published in 1880. 

Emerson Family, by B. K. Emerson, p. 275. 

Congregational Church Quarterly, Vol. XI, pp. 293-4. 

Miss Anna Thacher. 

Roland Crocker Thacher. 

Mrs. Qara L. Howes. 

*For continuation of the records of these children (Nos. 1680, 1682, 
i683f 1684, 1686, 1687), see Nos. 523 and 1137, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1143, ii44.— 
as they will be carried forward no further under the numbers of diis par* 
ticular record 

1915.I Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. 135 

1008. Luther Robinson* Thacher (Deacon John,* Rev. Roland,* 
Col. John,* Hon. G>1. John,* Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), bom 
January 15th, 1791, at Lee, Mass.; he lived at Lee, Mass., 

and at Newark, N. J.; he was a carpenter; he died 

(about 1870), at ; he married ist , at , to 

Prudence Bennett, bom March 3rd, 1792, at Lee, Mass. ; died 
January 18th, 1825, aged 33, at Lee, Mass., and was buried 

there. She was a daughter of George Bennett (bom , 

at ; died Febmary 20th, 1836, aged 84, at Lee, Mass.) 

and his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) ? (bom , at ; 

died April 17th, 1820, aged 64, at Lee, Mass.), of Lee, Mass. 
Children: i (Thacher) son, bom at Lee, Mass. 

1689 i. John,* bom December 30th, 1824; died ^ 

1846 (about), at ; he was living with his 

father November 25th, 1846, at Newark, N. J. 
He was a sea faring man and made voyages to 
the West Indies, and also a whalinfir voyage to 
the northwest coast of America, and was after- 
wards in the merchant service to the Mediterra- 
nean up to Trieste in the Gulf of Venice. I 
have no record of his marriage. 
Luther Robinson' Thacher married a 2nd time , at , 

to Comelia Poinier of , N. J. ; bom , at ; died , at 

. Her parentage is not known to me, they were said to be living 

in Newark, N. J., in 1846. 

Children: 7 (Thacher), i son and 6 daughters. 

1690 li. Elizabeth Ann,* bom ; died , before 


1691 iii. Rachel,* bom ; died , before 1846. 

16^ iv. Mary,* bom ; died , before 1846. 

+ 1693 V. Harriet,* bom , 1837, she was 9 years old 

in 1846 ; died ; married Nelson Jacobus. 

+ 1964 vi. Louisa,* bom , 1841 ; she was 5 years old in 

1846; died March 12th, 1885; married George 

Anton Roemer. 
1695 vii. Catharine,* bom , 1843; she was 3 years 

old in 1846; died , 1858; not married. 

+ 1696 viii. Charles Poineer,* bom , 1846; he was 5 

months old November 25th, 1846; died ; 

married Amelia ? 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 57-58. 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass,, pp. 93, asi. 
Records of the Town of Lee, Mass., p. 169. 

Charles A Thatcher of 1249 Broadway, Rensselaer, N. Y., grandson of 
Deacon John* Thacher. 

loio. LucY^ Thacher (Deacon John,* Rev. Roland,* Col. John/ 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. PeterM, bom Jmie ist, 1796, 
at Leicester, Mass.; died April isth, 1842, aged 46, of 

136 Thacher'ThaUker Genealogy, [April 

dropsy and consumption, at Lee, Mass., and was probably 

buned there. She married (intention published at Lee, 

Mass., May , 1820), at , to Henry W. Bennett, bom 

at Lee, Mass., June 21st, 1788; he lived at Lee, Mass., and 
died there March 21st, 1840, aged 53, and was probably 

buried there. He was a son of ueorge Bennett (born , 

at ; died February 20th, 1836, aged 84, at Lee, Mass.) 

and his wife Elizabeth (Betsey) ? (bom , at ; 

died April 17th, 1820, aged 64, at Lee, Mass.) of Lee, Mass. 
Children: 5 (Bennett) sons, all bom at Lee, Mass. 

1697 i. Alexander Henry,* bom March i6th, 1822. 
+1698 ii. Allen Thacher,* bom Febmary 6th, 1824; died 
; married Catharine J. Platner. 

1699 lii. Charles Addison,® bom October 7th, 1825; 

died . 

1700 iv. Chauncey Nelson,® bom August 17th, 1827; 

died . 

1701 V. Francis Flavel,® bom July 6th, 1832 ; died . 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 

Vital Records of Lee, Mass., pp. 19, 93, 115, 183-4. 

Town Records of Lee, Mass., p. 169. 

Charles Austin Thatcher of Rensselaer, N. Y. 

loii. Thomas* Thacher (Deacon John,* Rev. Roland,^ Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom September 9th, 
1798, at Lee, Mass.; he lived at New York City, N. Y.; Rock- 
ford, 111.; in Canada and at Albany, N. Y.; and was a builder; 
he died at Brooklyn, N. Y., November 25th, 1884, and was 
buried at Albany, N. Y., in the Rural Cemetery. He mar- 
ried, first, at Albany, N. Y., January i8th, 1830, to Rebecca 
Maria Williams, bom at Trenton, N. J., January i8th, 1803 ; 
died at Albany, N. Y., June 5th, 1855, aged 52, and was bur- 
ied there in Rural Cemetery. Her parentage is not known 
to me. 

Children : 4 (Thatcher), i son and 3 daughters, first bom 
in New York City; rest in Rockford, 111. 

1702 i. Charlotte Elizabeth,* bom October 24th, 18^2; 

died September 14th, 1834, at New York City. 
+ 1703 ii. Almeda Sophia,* bom October 27th, 1834; died 

May 2 1st, 1878; married, first, Lyman Gordon 

Dart; married, second, Martin Van Buren 

+ 1704 iii. Charles Austin,* bom February 8th, 1838; 

died ; married Emeline Phinney. 

+1705 iv. Emily Dmsilla Adelaide,* bom September 8th, 

1841; died Febmary 25th, 1862; married 

Thomas Charles Faulkner. 
Thomas^ Thatcher married a second time at Cohoes, 
N. Y., May 14th, 1856, to Adeline Antoinette Chaflfin, of 

1915.] Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. 137 

Cohoes, N. Y.; born , 1830 (about), at ; died 

(she was living in December, 1905, at ; she was a step- 
daughter of Lucius Alexander, a butcher in Cohoes, N. Y. 

Children: i (Thatcher), daughter, bom at Cohoes, N. Y. 
+1706 V. Alice Adelaide,* bom August 22nd, 1858; died 
; married Fred C. Covely. 

Authorities : 
His SOD, Charles Austin Thatcher, of 1249 Broadway, Rensselaer, N. Y. 
Town Records of Lee, Mass,, p. 169. 

I0I2. Sylvia^ Thacher (Deacon John,* Rev. Roland,* Col. John,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom March 22nd, 
1800, at Lee, Mass. ; died July 24th, 1828, aged 27, of typhus 
fever, at Lee, Mass., and was there buried ; gravestone. She 
married July loth, 1828, at Lee, Mass., to Benjamin Fish (or 
Fisher, probably Fish), of Sandwich, Mass. 
Children: None; she died two weeks after her marriage. 

Atjthoritiss : 
Vital Records of Lee, Mass,, pp. 130, 197. 
Town Records of Lee, Mass,, p. 169. 
Charles Austin Thatcher, of Rensselaer, N. Y. 

1014. Harriet^ Thacher (Deacon John,* Rev. Roland,* Col. 
John,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), bom March 

7th, 1808, at Lee, Mass. ; died , at Brooklyn, N. Y., and 

was buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. She 
married at Buffalo, N. Y. (recorded at Lee, Mass.), Septem- 
ber 25th, 1827 (intention published at Lee, September i8th, 

1827), to Abijah K (or R.) Benton, of Buffalo, N. Y., 

bom — — , at ; died at San Francisco, Cal. ; date of 

death — '— (before the Civil War). Parentage not known 
to me. 

Children: 3 (Benton), i son and 2 daughters, ist child bom 
at Lee, Mass. 

1707 i. Emily Thacher,* bom March 3rd, 1829; died 

January 12th, 1892 (Tuesday), at Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; her funeral took place January 14th, 
1892, at St. Ann's P. E. Church, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., of which church she was a member for 
many years. She was buried in Cypress Hill 
Burying Ground, Brooklyn, N. Y., alongside of 
her mother. She was an author. She married 

1708 ii. Thomas,* bom ; died , before July 

loth, 1905. 

1709 lii. Helen H ,* bom ; died ; she was 

living, not married, January 21st, 1892, at No. 
195 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. She was 
a school teacher. 


138 Tkacher'Thatcher Gitualogy, [April 


Vital Records of Lee, Mass,, pp. 18, 115, 165. 

Town Records of Lee, Mass,, p. 169. 

Charles Austin Thatcher (her nephew), of Rensselaer, N. Y. 

1015. Abigail* Thacher (Solomon,* Joseph," Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^, bom October 28th, 1775, at 

Yarmouth, Mass.; died , at ; married December 

23rd (or 27th), 1799, at (Yarmouth probably), to Wil- 
liam Hallett, bom March 13th, 1775, at Yarmouth, Mass.; 
he lived at Yarmouth, Mass., in a house that stood on the 
line of the present fence between Thacher Taylor's house 
and the Loring house, at Yarmouthport, Mass.; he was a 

laborer; he died , at . He was a son of Thomas 

Hallett (bom July 7th, 1729, at Yarmouth; died ; mar- 
ried November 21st (or 27th,) 1754), and his wife, Sarah 

Hamblin (bom ; died Jime I2tfi, 1800, in her 77th year, 

at Yarmouth, Mass.; gravestone, old bur3ring ground), of 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 6 (Hallett), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

+ 17 10 i. Solomon,* bom September 14th, 1800; died 
October 22nd, 1826 ; married Almira MiUer. 

171 1 ii. Temperance,® bom October 7th, 1802. 

1 7 12 iii. William,* bom July 30th, 1807. 

1713 iv. Abigail,* bom July ist, 1809. 

1714 V. Betsey,* bom December 13th, 1817. 

1715 vi. Sarah,* bom . 


Hon. George Thacher MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 244. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. $8. 

Otis Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 52a 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 84, pp. 3, 5, 8. 

Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 19. 

1017. Phebe' Thacher (Solomon,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Cx)l. 
Tohn,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom November loth, 1778, at 
Yarmouth, Mass.; died , 1859; she married at Yar- 
mouth, Mass., Febmary 4th, 1800, to Captain Hezekiah Gor- 
ham, Jr., bom Yarmouth, Mass., August sth (or 15th), 1776; 
he resided at Yarmouth, Mass., and died there August 8th, 
1835, aged 59, and was buried there in Woodside Cemetery; 
gravestone. He was a son of Hezekiah Gorham (bom Sep- 
tember 14th, 1732; died April — , 1794; married March 15m, 

1759) and his wife, Abigail Sturges, bom ; died ), 

of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 12 (Ciorham), 8 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at 

Yarmouth, Mass. 

+ 1716 i. Abigail* (Nabby), bom February i6th, 1801; 

died ; married diaries Layman, Da::ember 

— , 1824. 


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+ 1717 ii. John,® bom May 4th, 1803; died , 1831; 

married Mercy Baker. 

-f-1718 iii. Lucy,® bom October 26th, 1804; died ; 

married Freeman Taylor, , 1825. 

+1719 iv. Thacher,* bom August 12th, 1806; died De- 
cember 6th, 1874; married, first, Dinah Hall 
Bray; married, second, Frances (Bray) Mat- 
thews, his first wife's sister; married, third, 
Caroline (Ainsworth) Percival. 
Hezekiah,* bom September 22nd, 1807. 
Josiah,* bom July 24th, 1809; died ; mar- 
ried Harriet Barber, , 1835. 

Phebe,* bom August 25th, 181 1; died 

married Frederick Lewis, , 1832. 

Oliver,® bom October 29th, 1813; died 

married Eunice T. Hall, July 27th, 1844. 
Susan* (Sukey), bom February ipth, 1816, 

died ; married Thomas Ryder, Nov. ^ 


Joseph,® bom December 15th, 1818; died — 
married Mehitable S. Ryder, October 21st, 1849. 
Benjamin® (twin), bom December 15th, 1818; 
died ; married Clara C. Matthews, Novem- 
ber 28th, 1850. 

1727 xii. Allen,® bom ; died , in infancy. 

AUtn't Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 
N. E, His. Gen, Reg,, Vol. LII, pp. 360^ 445-6. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 38. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 244* 
Yarmouth Register, Cape Cod FanUUes, No. S/, pp. 45> 6, 7, 8. 

1018. Lydia* Thacher (Solomon,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom June ist, 1781, at Yar- 

mouUi, Mass. ; died , at Chatham, Mass., and was buried 

there, g^vestone. She married November 21st, 1799, at 
Yarmouth, Mass., to John Hallett, bom January 28th, 1775, 
at Yarmouth, Mass. ; he lived at Yarmouth, Bamstable and 
Chatham, Mass., and was a yeoman; he died at Chatham, 
Mass., January 30th, 1854, aged 79 years and 2 days, and 
was buried there. He was a son of. Deacon Isaac Hallett 
(bom August 24th, 1742; died October 5th, 1814; married 
February 4th, 1762) and his wife Elizabeth Eldric^ (bora 
; died March ist, 1831), of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 1 1 (Hallett), 5 sons and 5 daughters, first child, sex 
not stated ; all bom at Bamstable, Mass. 

1728 L (Infant, sex not stated),* bora December ist, 

1800; died December ist, 1800. 
-I-1729 ii. Edmund,* bom September 4th, 1802; died Sep- 
tember 20th (or 26th), 1879; married ? 

140 Thacher'Thatchtr Genealogy. [April 

1730 iii. Henry,® bom January ist, 1804; died Septem- 
ber 2Sth (or 28th), 1806. 
-f-1731 iv. John,® bom September i8th, 1806; died March 

31st, 1864; married Charlotte Wing Mayo. 
+ 1732 V. Lydia,® bom August 8th, 1808; died April 30th, 

1904; married Frederick Gorham. 
-f-1733 vi. Benjamin,® bom August 28th, 1810. 

1734 vii. Solomon,® bom June i8th, 1812; died Febm- 
ary ist, 1894, at Chatham, Mass., not married. 
173s viii. Elizabeth,® bom April 19th, 1814; died Septem- 
ber 2Sth, 183s, at Chatham, Mass. ; not married. 
-f-1736 ix. Anna,® bom April 21st, 1816; died August 
3rd, 1894 ; married Thomas Young of Dorches- 
ter, Mass. No issue. 
-f-1737 X. Mary,® bom June 23rd, 1818; died December 

24th, 1866; married ? 

1738 xi. Catherine,® bom June 2Sth, 1820; died August 
1st, 1893, at Chafliam, Mass.; not married. 


Town Qerk of Chatham, Mass. 

Mrs. Solomon Eldridge Hallett, of Dorchester and Chatham, Mass. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 

Otis^ Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 515. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 243. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 84, pp. 3, 6, 9. 

1019. Anner^ Thacher (Solomon,® Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,® Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), bom August 29th, 1783, at 
Yarmouth, Mass. ; died September 8th, 1858, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., and was buried there in Woodside Cemetery. She 
married December 3rd (or 7th), 1803, at Yarmouth, Mass., 
to Captain Edward Bangs Hallett, a sea captain of Yar- 
mouth, Mass. ; bom March i6th, 1782, at Yarmouth, Mass. ; 
died September sth, 1847, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was 
buried there in Woodside Cemetery, g^vestone. He was a 
son of Edward Hallett (bom Yarmouth, April 6th, 1747; 

died March 8th, 1796, at Yarmouth; married , 1767) 

and his wife Sarah Hedge (bom May 21st, 1748; died Feb- 
ruary 22nd, 1825) of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 8 (Hallett), 6 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

^739 1- (^ son),® bom , 1805; died , 1805. 

-f-1740 ii. Bangs,® bom August 30th, 1807; died , 

1893 ; married Anna Eldredge. 
-f-1741 iii. Francis,® bom November 22nd, 1809; died 

, 1846; married Lucy Bray. 

-J- 1742 iv. Gorham,® born Febmary 20th, 1812; died Jan- 
uary 30th, 1902; married Deborah Hdlett 

1915.] Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy I4I 

1743 V. Susan,® bom May 9th, 1814; died October nth, 

1897, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried 
there ; not married. 

1744 vi. (daughter),® bom Febmary 20th, 1817; died 

Febmary 20th, 1817, at Yarmouth and was 
buried there in old cemetery, gravestone. 

1745 vii. Oliver,® bom March 2nd, 1818; died April 

29th, 1819, aged 1-1-28 at Yarmouth and was 
buried there in Old Cemetery, gravestone. 
-f-1746 viii. Edward Bangs,® bom April 30th, 1826; died 
Febmary 21st, 1906; married, first, Elizabeth 
Crocker; married, second, Ellen Gorham. 


Edward Bangs Hallet, his grandson. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 245. 

Otis' Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 514. 

Yarmouth, Mass,, Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 17, 39. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 84, pp. 4, 7, 11 ; No. 64, p. 3. 

1020. Deacon Samuel^ Thacher (Solomon,® Joseph,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony ,2 Rev. Peter^), bom October 4th, 
1786, at Yarmouth, Mass.; he lived at Yarmouth and was 
chosen Deacon of the church there November 13th, 1816; he 
was a salt manufacturer, grocer, and was selectman of Yar- 
mouth for 29 consecutive years. He died at Yarmouth, 
October 12th, 1871, and was buried there in Old Cemetery. 

He married , 1808 (int. pub. October 17th, 1808), at 

Yarmouth, to Nancy Hallett, bom January 4th, 1787, at 
Yarmouth; died there June 19th, 1862, aged 75 y., 6 mo., 
15 days, and was buried in Old Cemetery Siere. She was a 
daughter of Edward Hallett (bom Yarmouth, April 6th, 

1747; died Yarmouth, March 8th, 1796; married , 1767) 

and his wife Sarah Hedge (bom May 21st, 1748; died a 
widow at Yarmouth, February 22nd, 1825, in her 77th year) 
of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 5 (Thacher), 3 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

-f-1747 i. Samuel,® bom November 8th, 1809; died Jan- 
uary 30th, 1898; married Polly Hamblin. 
-J-1748 ii. Solomon,® bom Febmary 13th, 1813; died No- 
vember 2nd, 1887 ; married Mercy Welden. 
+1749 iii. Watson,® bom September nth, 1816; died Feb- 
ruary nth, 1900; married Emeline Hamblin. 
-f-1750 iv. Nancy,® bom April 7th, 1822; died January 

31st, 1878; married Gorham Bray. 
+1751 V. Sarah,® bora May 2nd, 1825; died ; mar- 
ried David Gorham Eldridge. 
Authorities : 
Captain Edwin Thacher, of Yarmouth, Mass., his grandson. 
Alleys Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58, 73. 

142 Thacher'ThcUcher Genealogy. [April 

Otis Barnstable Families, VoL I, p. 519. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 64, p. 3; No. 84, pp. 7» "; 
No. 86^ p. 2. 

1023. Susannah^ Thacher (Solomon,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John/ Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom December 2Sth, 1793, 
at Yarmouth, Mass.; died October i6th, 1827, in her 34m 
year, at Yarmouth and was buried there in old mveyard, 

Gavestone. She married January , 1817, at Yarmouth, 
ass. (int pub. there December 21st, 1816), to Deacon 
Joseph White (as his first wife), bom June i6th, 1795, at 
Yarmouth, Mass.; died at Yarmouth, Mass., January 15th 
(or i6th), 1856, aged 60 years and 7 months, and was buned 
there in old graveyard, gravestone. He was a son of Josmh 
White (bom September ist, 1768; died July 3rd, 1816, in his 
48th year, at Yarmouth, Mass. ; married January 13th, 1791) 
and his wife Lucy Howes, who resided at Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 4 (White), 3 sons and i daughter, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

1752 i. Lucy,® bom November 13th, 1817; died July 

20th (or 2ist), 1818, at Yarmouth, a^ed 8 
months and 7 days, and was buried there m old 
graveyard, gravestone. 

1753 "• Joseph,* bom June 14th, 1820. 

1754 iii. son/ born July 21st, 1822; died July 21st, 

1822, at Yarmouth, a^ed 5 hours, and was 
buried there in old burying ground, gravestone. 

1755 IV. George,® bom May isth, 1827; died . 

Deacon Joseph White married a second time November 

— , 1828, at Yarmouth, Mass., to Tryphosa Crowell, bora 

Yarmouth, Mass., February ist, 1795; died , at . 

She was a daughter of Prmce Crowdl (bom At^st 15th, 
1764; died March 21st, 1807; married May 8th (or 28U1), 
1794) and his wife Elizabeth Hallett (bora February 23rd, 
1769; died March 26th, 1866, as the widow of Isaac Gorham, 
whom she married as her second husband, August — , 1809, 
and who died July nth, 1814), of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 2 (White) sons, bora in Yarmouth, Mass. Not in 
Thatcher line. 

1. Winslow, bom December nth, 1833. 

2. Franklin, bom April 20th, 1837. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 

Hon George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 241. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, p. j6. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Famdies, No. 71, pp. 3, 7; No. 84* p. a; 
No.«7. P.7; Na8^pp.7, 8. 

1024. Benjamin* Thacher (Solomon,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^, bom Srotember 14th, 
1796; he lived at West (or South) Dennis, Mass., and was 

191 5J Tkacher'Thatcher Genealogy. 1 43 

a blacksmith, a captain of Militia, selectman and town clerk ; 
he died at West (or South) Dennis, Mass., April oth, i860, 
and was buried there. He married, first, at South Dennis, 
Mass., April 2nd, 1818 (int. pub. Brewster, Mass., March 
1st, 1818), to Sukey Snow Hopkins, bom Brewster, Mass., 

^ 1794; died at South Dennis, Mass., September 8th, 

1819, aged 25, and was buried there. She was a daughter 

of Captain Freeman Hopkins and his wife Sukey Snow, of 

Brewster, Mass. 

(Thild: I (Thacher) son, bom and died at West Dennis, 


1756 i. Freeman Hopkins,® bom September 2nd, 1819; 

died September 2Sth, 1819. 

Benjamin^ Thacher married a second time at South 

; Dennis, Mass., March 23rd, 1820, to Myrinda Baker, bom 

South Dennis, Mass., April 19th, 1799; died West Dennis, 

Mass., February 20th, 1835, and was there buried. She was 

a daughter of Judah Baker (bom October 2nd, 1771 ; died 

June loth, 1830; married ) and his wife Mercy Howes 

(daughter of Ezra Howes), who resided at Dennis, Mass. 
Children: 7 (Thacher), 5 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
West Dennis, Mass. 

+1757 ii. Benjamin,* bom March 3rd, 182 1; died Au- 
gust 8th, 1873; married Nancy Berry Nick- 

+1758 iii. Prentiss,* bom October ist, 1822; died October 

i6th, 1858; married Dinah Hall Nickerson. 
+1759 iv. Sukey Snow,® bom July 21st, 1824; died ; 

married Daniel Baker. 
+1760 V. Joseph Freeman,* bom June loth (or nth), 

1826; died June 29th, 1880; married Susan 

Howes Nickerson. 
+1761 vi. Ezra,* bom May nth (or 12th), 1829; died 

March nth, 1896; married Lucy Ann Baker. 
+1762 vii. Mary Ann,* bom October loth, 183 1; died 

August 17th, 1866 (or 1856) ; married Henry 

K. White. 
+1763 viii. John (Sorham,* bom June 24th, 1833; died 

; married, first, Almira (jorham; married, 

second, Hannsih Sturgis Cotelle. 
Benjamin^ Thacher married a third time at South Dennis, 
Mass., May 3rd, 1835, to Nancy (Berry) Nickerson (widow 
of Eleazer Nickerson), bom May nth, 1793, at Brewster, 
Mass. ; died October 29th, 1879, ^^ West Dennis, Mass., and 
was buried there. She was a daughter of Scotto (or Scott) 
Berry by his wife Hannah Mayo. 

diild : I (Thacher) daughter, bom at West Dennis, Mass. 
-1-1764 ix. Olive,* bom January 25th, 1836; died June 

23rd, 1858; married Ansel C. Collins. 

144 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy, [April 

Authorities : 
Eleazer N. Thacher, No. 70 Long Wharf, Boston, Mass. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58, 73. 74- 
Freeman's Cape Cod, Vol. II, pp. 707, 7", 7I7. 
Brewster, Mass., Vital Records, pp. 17. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 241. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 73, P- 6. 

1025. Captain Peleg^ Thacher (Ebenezer,® Josq)h,» Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,' Rev. Peter^), bom June isth, 
1787, at Yarmouth, Mass.; he was a sea-captain and lived 
at Yarmouth ; he was lost at sea, body never recovered ; he 
sailed about the Spring of 1816 when his son Alfred* Thacher 
was about 2j/$ years old and the vessel was never heard of 

afterwards. He married , 1812, at (int. pub. No- 

vemberSth, 1812), to Betty Hallett. born May 12th (or nth), 

1793, at Yarmouth, Mass.; died , 1874, at Galesburg, 

111., and was buried in Fulton County, 111. She was a daugh- 
ter of James Hallett (bom Yarmouth, September nth, 
1752; died November i8th, 1824; married December 24th (or 
26th), 1778) and his wife Susannah Taylor (born Yarmouth, 
May 17th, 1756; died Yarmouth, September 4th, 1823, in her 
68th year), of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 2 (Thacher), i son and i daughter, both bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

+1765 i. Alfred,* born October 22nd, 1812 (or 1813); 
died September 3rd, 1891; married Elizabeth 

1766 ii. Eleanor,® bom May 28th, 1815; died , 

1836 (about), at , Fulton Co., 111., of con- 
sumption, aged about 21, and was buried in 

, Fulton Co., 111.; not married. 

Betsy (Hallett) Thacher, widow of Captain Peleg^ 
Thacher, married a second time, at Franklin, Mo., March 
22nd, 1822, to Charles* Newcomb (Daniel,* Jonathan,* Jona- 
than,' Peter,' Francis^), born at Keene, N. H., November 28th, 
1792; died May 6th, 1859, at Farmington, 111. He resided in 
youth at Keene, N. H.; spent 2U years at Harvard College, 
leaving on account of ill health; he travelled several years in 
New York, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, leaving Illinois in 
1818, and went thence to Franklin, Mo., where he married. 
He lived in Missouri 4 years and removed in 1824 to Spring- 
field, 111., and soon after to Farmington, Fulton Co., 111., 
where he lived until he died. He was a farmer and for 
many years sheriflF of Fulton Co., 111. He died at Farmington, 
111., and was buried in Fulton Co., 111. He was a son of 
Hon. Daniel Newcomb (bom Norton (Mansfield), Mass., 
April 19th, 1747; died at Keene, N. H., July 14th (or 15th), 

1818 ; married November , 1781 ) and his first wife Sarah 

Stearns (bom Lunenburgh, Mass., April 25th, 1758; died 
at Keene, N. H., November 13th, 1796; daughter of Rev. 

ipiSj Thacker-ThtUcker Gtfualogy, 145 

David and Ruth (Hubbard) Steams, of Lunenburgh, Mass.)> 
of Keene, N. H. 

Children: 8 (Newcomb), 3 sons and 5 daughters. Not in 
Thacher line. 

1. Sarah Steams, bom December 29th, 1822 ; died at Galva, 
Henry Co., 111., February — , 1868; married December 
29th, 1845, to Abraham J. Rockyfellow, of New Jersey; 
7 children. 

2. Walter Whitney, bom October 22nd, 1824; died Feb- 
mary 24th, 1872, at Galesburgh, 111. ; not married. 

3. Harriet Adams, bom April 5th, 1827; died February 
14th, 1863, at Oneida, 111.; married May sth, 1847, to 
Rev. Lyman Beecher Ferris ; 7 children. 

4. Emily Fhelps, bom January 26th, 1830; died ; not 


5. Heniy Robins(m, bom February 22nd, 1831 ; died ; 

married November 3rd, 1856, to Martha E. Grey, of 
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa ; 6 children. 

6. Mary, bom March sth, 1833; died ; not married. 

7. Charles Thacher, bom August 31st, 1834; died ; not 


8. Laura Phelps, bom January 31st, 1838; died ; mar- 
ried April 4th, 1861, to John Graves, who died March 
28th, 1863, at Downer's Grove, 111. She resided at Gales- 
burgh, III. ; I child. 


His grand-daughter, Lucy Alice (Thacher) Howland. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58, 74. 

Newcomb Family, by J. B. Newcomb, pp. 463, 63, 64, 419-3. 

Otis Barnstable Families, VoL I, p. 521. 

Vital Records of Keene, N. H., pp. 46, 209. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 75» P* 3 ; No. 84t PP* 5» 9* 

Yarmouth, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. i8^ 20. 

Steams Genealogy, pp. 13, 34-36. 

1026. LoTHROP Taylor^ Thacher (Ebenezer,* Joseph," Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John," Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom June 24th, 
1790 (or 1791), at Yarmouth, Mass.; he lived at Yarmouth 
and South Dennis, Mass., and was a Master Mariner; he 

died , 1865, at SouA Dennis, Mass., and was there 

, buried. He married , 1809 (or 1812, at South Dennis, 

Mass., to Thankful Nickerson, bom , 1790 (or 1792), 

at South Dennis, Mass.; died , 1886 (or 1888), at 

South Dennis, Mass., and was there buried. She was a 

daughter of Eleazer Nickerson, Jr., bom ; died ; 

married , 1769) and his wife Thankful Chase (bom 

March 8th, 17501; died ; daughter of Rev. Richard 

Chase, by hb wife Thankful (Berry) Chase), of Yarmouth, 


Children: 7 (Thacher), 3 sons and 4 daughters, all bora at 

South Dennis, Mass. 

1^6 Thactur'Thatcher Gemalogy. [April 

+1767 i. Emeline,® bom October 9th, 1813; died ; 

married Seth Taylor Whelden. 
+1768 ii. Lothrop,® bom May 23rd, 1816; died October 

i6th, 1898; married Mercy Baker Kelley. 
+1769 iii. Anthony,® bom May 23rd, 1820; died April 

7th, 1866; married Martha Blodgett 
1770 iv. Data," bom , 1823; died , at South 

Dennis, Mass. ; not married. 
+1771 V. George Engs,* bom May i6th, 1826; died 

— - — ; married Paulina Baxter. 

-1-1772 vi. Olive,* bora , 1831; died May 4th, 1877; 

married Thomas Webb Hutchinson. 

1773 vii. Mary Bangs,* bom , 1838; died ; liv- 

ing, not married, December ist, 1906, at 
South Dennis, Mass. 

AuTHORrriEs : 
His grand-daughter, Jennie Maude Thacher. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58* 74- 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 59, pp. i, 2. 

1028. LucY^ Thacher (Ebenezer,* Joseph," Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John," Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom April 29th, 1795, at Yar- 
mouth, Mass.; died January nth, 1830, "in her 44th year," 
at Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried tnere in old graveyard, 
gravestone. The inscription on her gravestone as printed in 
Yarmouth, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions, published by the 
Mayflower Society, says she died "in her 34th year," which 

statement is incorrect She married , at Yarmouth, 

Mass. (intention published July 29th, 1818, marriage re- 
corded lor the quarter ending March ist, 1819), to Jonathan 
Hallett, Jr. (as his second wife), bom October 2nd, 1783, 
at Yarmouth, Mass.; died July 8th, 1864, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., and was presumably buried in Old Graveyard, Yar- 
mouth. No gravestone. He was a son of Tonathan Hallett 
(bom June 13th, 1751; died December 27th, 1837; married 
March 17th, 1774) and his wife Sarah Hedge (bom Atmist 
i8th, 1751 ; died January 26th, 1828), of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 6 (HaUett), 5 sons and i daughter, all bora at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

1774 i. Charles Sears,* bom March 7th, 1820; died 

(drowned) December i6th, 1845, ag^ 25. "He 
was first officer of Bark Zamora, wrecked near 
Monument Point, Plymouth. He lost his life 
attempting to reach shore to save the lives of 
those on board;" buried in old graveyard, Yar- 
mouth, gravestone. I have no record of his 

1775 il Jonathan,* bom May 25th, 1822. 

1776 vL Augustus,* bora September 19th, 1824. 

I9I5«] Thachir'Thatcher Gentalogy. 1 47 

1777 iv. Ebenezer Thacher,® bom March 30th, 1827; 

died September — , 1827. 

1778 V. Lucy Thacher,® bom October 22nd, 1828; died 

September 3rd, 1868. 

1779 vi. Joshua Dyer,* bom February 24th, 1832 ; died 

^ril 1st, 1832. 

Jonathan Hallett married first in ^ 1809, at Yar- 

moudi, Mass., to Julianna Crowell, bom October loth, 1784, 
at Yarmouth; died December 29th (or 2nd), 1816, in her 
33rd year, at Yarmouth and was buried in Old Burying 
Ground there, gravestone. She was a daughter of WiUard 
and Patience (Sears) Hallett, of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 4 (Hallett), 3 sons and i daughter, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. Not in Thacher line. 

1. Sears, bom February 26th, 1810; died October 12th, 

2. Lothrop, bom June 9th, 181 1. 

3. Olivia (name changed to Juliana Crowell), bora No- 
vember isth, 1812. 

4. Leander, bom May 13th, 1814. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 58. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 242, and corrections 
thereto, p. sS^. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 64, p. 2 ; No. 71, p. 9 ; Na 84, 
pp. 8» 12. 

1030. Temperance* Thacher (Ebenezer,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom October sth, 1800, 
at Yarmouth, Mass.; died August 14th, 1867, at Roxbury, 
Mass.; married February 22nd, 1826, at Yarmouth, Mass., 
to Ebenezer Taylor, bom January 9th, 1795, at Yarmouth, 
Mass.; died April 30th, 1858 (or 1868, probably correct), at 

Boston, Mass. He was a son of Lothrop Taylor (bom , 

1761 ; died March 12th, 1841, in his 80th year; married May 
7th, 1791) and his wife Abigail Taylor; she was a Taylor 

before marriage (bom , 1760; died July i6th (or 17th), 

1834, aged 74), of Yarmoutih, Mass. 
Children: 4 (Taylor), 2 sons and 2 daughters. 

1780 i. Elhanan,* bom December roth, 1828; died June 

3rd, 1829, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried 
there, gravestone. Old Burying Ground, "aged 

Dthrop,* bom August 6th, 1830. 
1782. iii. Julia Tamsen,* bom July 23rd, 1833. 
1784 iv. Mary Abigail,* bora June 28th, 1836. 
AuTHaunss : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58» 59. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 242 and corrections 
thereto p. 58A. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 75, pp. 6^ 8. 
Yarmouth, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 31. 

148 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. [April 

io32. Charles* Thacher (Ebcnezer,® Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John/ Antony," Rev. Peter*), bom June 30th, 1807, at Yar- 
mouth, Mass. ; he lived at Yarmouth, Mass., and at the age 
of 14 he was apprenticed to Ezekiel Thacher, a blacksmidi 
at Barnstable, Mass. ; at the age of 19 or 20 he went to sea. 
He was captain of a coasting vessel about 10 years, subse- 

auently he was a surveyor and conve)rancer, and Justice of 
ie Peace at Yarmouth in 1844; he died Februaiy isth, 
1886, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried there in Old Ceme- 
tery. He married, first, at Yarmouth, Mass., April 13th, 
1832, to Hannah* Thacher (No. iioi), bom Yarmouth, 
Mass., August 13th, 1813; died June nth, 1871, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., and was buried there in Old Cemetery. She was a 
daughter of Josiah® Thacher (No. 508) by his wife Lydia 
Matthews, who resided at Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: None. 

Charles^ Thacher married a second time, August 24th, 

1881, at , to Armenia C — — (Bull) Eldridge (widow 

of Benjamin Eldridge), as her 3rd husband; bom August 
— , 1820, at Dimkirk; died January 6th, 1891, at Yar- 
mouth, Mass., and was buried there in Old Cemetery. She 
was a daughter of Hezekiah Bull (an Englishman) and his 

wife Electa , of Leona, N. Y. 

Children: None. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 59^ 61. 

Charles W. Swift, Editor of the Yarmouth, Mass., Register. 

1033. Rebecca^ Hallett (Lydia^ Thacher, Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John," Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom June 30th, 1778, 
at Yarmouth, Mass.; died August 7th, 1846, at Yarmouth 
and was buried there in old graveyard, gravestone ; she mar- 
ried October 31st, 1799, at Yarmoutfi, to Captain Joshua 
Gray, bom Yarmouth, Mass., October 3rd, 1777; he lived 
at Yarmouth and was captain of a packet ship mnning be- 
tween Yarmouth and Boston; he died October ist, 1828, 
at Yarmouth, aged 51, and was buried there in old burying 
ground, gravestone. He was a son of Captain Joshua Gray 
(bom January 22nd, 1743; died March 31st, 1791, in his 
47th year; married March 20th, 1766) and his wife Mary 
Hedge (bom Yarmouth, Mass., December 5th, 1745; died 
August 3rd, 1822, aged 76; daughter of Thomas and Mary 
(Gorham) Hedge of Yarmouth), of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 7 (Gray), 3 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

1784 i. Mary,® bom December 31st, 1800; died Jan- 
uary 14th, 1863; married Barnabas* Thacher, 
No. 1056, imder which number will be found 
her complete record and that of her descend- 

191 50 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 149 

1785 li. Lydia Thacher,® bom November 22nd, 1802; 

died July 4th, 1835 ; married Edward^ Thacher, 
No. 1057, under which number will be found 
her complete record and that of her descend- 

1786 iii. Rebecca,® bom November 23rd, 1804; died 

Febmary 17th, 1838; married Henry Matthews 
as his first wife. (See Yarmouth Register 
Cape Cod Families, No. 81, p. 4; and Gray 
Gen,, by Julia Edgar Thacher, pp. 63, 64, 67.) 

1787 iv. Charles,® bom January nth, 1807; died ; 

married Rebecca Perkins Johnson. (See Gray 
Gen., by Julia Edgar Thacher, pp. 63, 64, 67, 

1788 v. Eunice,® bom August 7th, 1809; died March 

7th*, 1841, aged 31 years, 7 months, at Yar- 
mouth, Mass., and was buried there in old 
graveyard, gravestone. Not married. 

1789 vi. Joshua,® bom October — , 181 1; died July 

22nd, 1829, aged 17 years, 9 months, at Yar- 
mouth, Mass., and was buried there in old 
graveyard; gravestone. Not married. 

1790 vii. Joseph Warren,® bom October loth, 1814; died 

September 28th, 1845; niarried Lucy Gray. 
(See Gray Gen,, by Julia Edgar Thacher, pp. 
63, 65.) 

Authorities : 
Gray Genealogy, MSS. by G. W. Thatcher, pp. 5, 11, 28, 29, 30, 31. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 15, 27, 38, 43. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 64, pp. i, 3; No. 81, p. 4. 
Gray Genealogy (1914), by Mrs. George Winslow Thacher (Julia Edgar 
Thacher), pp. 9, 18, 19, 20, 63-73. 

1034. Charlotte^ Hallett (Lydia® Thacher, Joseph,® Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,® Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom May 23rd, 
1780, at Yarmouth, Mass.; died December 17th, 1815, in 
her 35th year, at Yarmouth and was buried there in Old 
Burying Ground ; gravestone. She married November 29th, 
1798, at Yarmouth, Mass., to Andrews Hallett (as his first 
wife), bom August 31st, 1775, at Yarmouth, Mass. ; he lived 
at Yarmouth ; he died , at . He was a son of Jona- 
than Hallett (bom June 13th, 1751 ; died December 27th, 
1837 ; married March 17th, 1774) and his wife Sarah Hedge 
(bom August i8th, 1751; died January 26th, 1828), of 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 8 (Hallett), 3 sons and 5 daughters, all bom at 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

1791 i. Rebecca,® bom Febmary 17th, 1800; died ; 

married Edward Hallett. 

1792 ii. Olive,® bom November 21st, 1802; died June 

22nd (or isth), 1804, aged 19 months, at Yar- 


150 Thacher'Thatcher Gengalogy. [April 

mouth, Mass., and was buried there in old 
grave)rard ; gravestone. 

1793 iii. George,® bom January 24th, 1804 (or 1805) ; 

died September 4th, 1825, in his 21st year, at 
Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried there in Old 
Burying Ground ; not married. 

1794 iv. Sally,® bom January 22nd, 1807; died June 

i8th, 1846 ; married Joseph Hall. 

1795 V. Charlotte,® bom Febmary 26th, 1809; died 

September 26th, 1848; married Ansel Hallett. 

1796 vi. Warren,® bom January i8th, 181 1; died . 

1797 vii. Jane,® bom January 30th, 1812; died ; 

married Charles S— — (or T- ) Norton. 

1798 viii. Andrews,® bom December 21st, 1813. 

Andrews Hallett married a second time ,1816, at 

-, to Hetty D Crocker, bom , at ; died , 


Children: 6 (Hallett). Not in Thacher line. 

1. Elizabeth Davis, bom January 23rd, 1818; died ; 

married William S Fisher. 

2. (child, sex not stated), bom June 21st, 1819; died , 


3. Harry, bom June 27th, 1822. 

4. George, bom June 5th, 1825 ; died September — , 1826. 

5. Hetty Davis, bom May 13th, 1827; died August loth, 

6. John Cobb, bom Febmary 24th, 183 1. 


Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 122. 

Otiy Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 519. 

Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 17, 19, 38, 39. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 64, p. 2; No. 84, pp. 8, 1 1, 12. 

1036. George^ Hallett (Lydia^ Thacher, Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom July 17th, 1784, at 
Yarmouth, Mass.; died at Boston (Roxbury), Mass., Sep- 
tember 13th (or 3rd), 1845. He was a merchant and lived 
in Boston (Roxbury), Mass.; "he was long known as an 
eminent and successful merchant whose noble heart and 
public spirit made him extensively honored and greatly re- 
spected." He was married at Boston, Mass., by the Rev. 
Samuel Stillman on January 26th, 1806, to Eliza Gordon, 

of Boston, Mass., bom , at ; died , at ; 

she was a daughter of James Gordon, who married at Bos- 
ton, October 20th, 1785, to Elizabeth Bennett. 

Children: 13 (Hallett), 4 sons and 9 daughters. 

1799 i. Adeline,® bom ; died ; married B 

F Wing. 

1800 ii. George Warren,® bom ; died . 

IQI 5.] Thacher- Thatcher Genealogy. 151 

1801 lii. Eliza,® bom ; died ; married Asa 


1802 IV. Frances,® bom ; died ; married Joseph 


1803 V. James Gordon,® bom ; died . 

1804 vi. Mary Ann,® bom ; died ; not married. 

1805 vii. Harriet,® bom ; died ; 

1806 viii. Almira,® bom ; died ; married Oliver 


1807 ix. Charles Thacher,® bom ; died . 

1808 X. Maria,® bom March 15th, 1820, at Boston, 

Mass.; died August i6th, 1857, at Gloucester, 
Mass.; married as his first wife, Joseph Wil- 
liam Balch, June 8th, 1846; 4 children. 

1809 xi. Henry Staunton,® bom ; died . 

1810 xii. Georgianna,® bom ; died ; married 

Stephen Weld. 

181 1 xiii. Ellen,® bom ; died ; married Edward 


AuTHCMtrnES : 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 123. 
OHj^ Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 516. 
Freeman's Cape Cod, Vol. II, p. 232. 

Boston Record Commissioners Reports, Vol. XXX, pp. 83, 223, 
Yarmouth Register Cafe Cod Families, No. 84, p. 10. 
Balch Genealogy, by G. B. Balch, p. 310. 

1038. Charles^ Hallett (Lydia® Thacher, Joseph,® Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,® Antony,® Rev. Peter^), bom July 31st, 1789, at 
Yarmouth, Mass.; died September 26th, 1832, aged 43, at 
Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried there in Woodside Ceme- 
tery; gravestone. He married November 17th, 1812, at 

, to Betsey Parker, bom , at ; died , at 

. Her parentage is not known to me. 

Children: 2 (Hallett) daughters. 

1812 1. ,• bom July 21st, 1819; died . 

+1813 ii. Mary Gorham,® bom Febraary 2nd, 1822; died 

September i8di, 1850, at 4 A. M., at No. 52 
Charles Street, Boston, Mass., aged 28. She 
married June 21st, 1840, to Thomas® Thacher, 
No. 1307, under whose record and its continua- 
tion will be found her complete record and 
that of her descendants. 


Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 124. 
Freeman's Cape Cod, VoL II, p. ^32. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 84, p. 13. 
Yarmouth, Mass,, Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 39. 

1040. Oliver^ Hallett (Lydia^ Thacher, Joseph," Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John," Antony,' Rev. Peter*), bom November 8th, 1792, 
at Yarmouth, Mass. ; died July 2nd, 1842, at Yarmouth and 

152 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. (April 

was buried there in Woodside Cemetery; gravestone; he 

married October 7th, 1823, at , to Betty Hamblin, bom 

, at ; died , at . She was a daughter of 

Joseph Hamblin by his first wife Hannah , who resided 

at Westminster, Vermont. 

Qiildren: (Hallett). I have no record of his descendants. 
AuTHoiaTiEs : 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 123. 

Otis' Barnstable Families, Vol. I, p. 516. 

Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 40. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 84, p. 10. 

1043. Captain Joseph^ Thacher (Joseph," Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), bom July 4th, 1789, at 
Yarmouth, Mass. ; he lived at Yarmouthport, Mass., in the 
house subsequently occupied by Captain Thomas Matthews; 
he was a sea-captain, and died , 1823, at ; he mar- 
ried , 181 1, at (intention of marriage published 

September 29th, 181 1), to Phebe Gage, bom , at ; 

died , at . She was a daughter of Ebenezer Gage 

(bom October 29th, 1752; died November ist, 1830) and 

his wife Jane ? (bom , 1759-60; died December 

28th, 1834, in her 75th year), of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: 4 (Thacher), 2 sons and i daughter and i sex not 
stated, all bom at Yarmouth, Mass. 

1814 i. (child, sex not stated®), bom ; died be- 

tween March ist, 1814, and March ist, 1815. 

1815 "• Joseph Freeman,* bom January 12th, 1817; 

died September 5th, 1821, at Yarmouth, Mass., 
and was buried there in Old Burjring Groimd; 

1816 iii. Patia,® bom March 27th, 1823; died , 1823. 

1817 iv. Joseph,® bom March 27th, 1823 (twin) ; died 

, 1823. 

AuTHomnEs : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 59, 74. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 242. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 33, 38. 

1044. Samuel Gorham^ Thacher (Joseph," Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 
May 20th, 1792; he lived at South Hanson, Mass.; died at 

, date of death ; he married , at , to Eliza 

Simonds Royce, bom , 1798 (see age at and date of 

death), at Salem, Mass., died August 15th, 1873, in her 
75th year, at Hanson, Mass., and was buried at Bryantsviile 
Cemetery, Pembroke, Mass. Parentage unknown to me. 
Children: None. 

AuTHoiaTiES : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 59. 

Charles M. Thacher, of Middleboro, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions. 
Charles W. Swift, Yarmouthport, Mass. 

1915.] ThcLcher-Thatcher Genealogy, 153 

1047. Abigail^ Thacher (Joseph/ Joseph,*' Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John," Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., July 

1st, 1798; died ^ at ; married, first, September , 

1822, at Yarmouth, Mass., to Captain Leonard Smalley (or 
Small according to public document in Harwich, Mass.), of 
Yarmouth and Harwich, Mass., bom April 6th, 1796, at 

; died , at . He was a son of Isaac and Sally 

( ) Smalley. She married a second time , at New 

York, to Henry Moore, of New York (City or state?), bom 
, at ; died , at . 

Children : None, according to Hon. George Thacher's MSS. 


Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 59- 
Charles W. Swift, of Yarmouth, Mass. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, 

1048. Betsey^ Thacher (Joseph,® Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., July 

i6th, 1802; died , at ; married , at , to 

Rev. Samuel Currier, born , at ; died , at . 

Children: It is not known by me whether or not she had 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 59. 
Charles W. Swift, of Yarmouthport, Mass. 

1049. Joseph^ Vincent (Sarah* Thacher, Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 
November 3rd, 1790; he lived at Ashfield, Mass., and was 
a farmer; he died at Ashfield, Mass., January 23rd, 1879, 
aged 88 years, 2 months and 20 days, and was buried there 

in Old Cemetery. He married , at Ashfield, Mass., to 

Lucy Rude, bom , 1791 (see age at and date of death), 

at Ashfield, Mass.; died November 23rd, 1874, aged 82, at 
Ashfield, Mass., and was buried in Ashfield Plain Cemetery. 
She was a daughter of Libeus and Lucy (Moulton) Rude, 
who lived successively at Warren, Ashfield, Hawley, Ches- 
terfield, and Buckland, Mass. 

Children: 5 (Vincent), 3 sons and 2 daughters, all bom at 
Ashfield, Mass. 

1818 i. Thacher,® bom June 23rd, 1815; died Septem- 

ber 23rd, 1880, at Ashfield, Mass., and was 
buried in Ashfield Plain Cemetery. He was 
a farmer and was not married. 

1819 ii. Sarah,® bom June 25th, 1817; died June ist, 

1862, at Ashfield, Mass.; married December 
25th, 1845, to Phillip Bassett, born September 
i8th, 1807, at Ashfield, Mass., and died there 
June 17th, 1874. He was a farmer and was a 
son of Henry and Hannah (Phillips) Bassett, 
of Ashfield, Mass. 


154 Thacher'Thatcher Genealogy. [April 

Children: 3 (Bassett), i son and 2 daughters, 
all bom, died and buried at Ashfield, Mass. 

i. Charles,® bom July i8th, 1847; died Sep- 
tember 19th, 1852. 

ii. Mary,® bom March 19th, 1851 ; died Febra- 
ary nth, 1855. 

iii. Mary S ,• bom March 6th, 1857; died 

August 29th, 1859. 

1820 iii. Joseph,® bom June 28th, 18 19; died January 

22nd, 1876, at Ashfield, Mass.; married July 
3rd, 1845, 2it Hadley, Mass., to Mary Hawley, 
bom May 23rd, 1822, at Hadley, Mass; died 
March 12th, 1896, at Ashfield, Mass. She was 
a daughter of Levi Hawley (bom November 
28th, 1798; died Febraary i6th, 1844; married 
November 23rd, 1820; son of Chester Haw- 
ley) and his wife Harriet (Nash) Hawley 

(bom March 24th, 1804; died ; daughter 

of Elijah and Electa (Norton) Nash), of Had- 
ley, Mass. 

Children: 3 (Vincent), i son and 2 daughters, 

all bom at Ashfield, Mass. 
i. Levi Hawley,® bom July 3rd (or 13th), 
1847; died November 15th, 1899; married, 
first, Rosina Mary Scott; married, second, 
Mary Elizabeth Rand, i child by second 

ii. Lucy Moulton,® bom April 30th, 1850 ; died 
March 7th, 1869, at Ashfield, Mass.; not 

iii. Hattie Maria,® bom October 4th, 1854; died 
December 17th, 1896; married Clarence 
Henry Holden; 2 children. 

182 1 iv. Charles Hallett,® bom November i6th, 182 1; 

died December i6th, 1851, at Ashfield, Mass.; 
he was a dentist; he married Jemsha Putney, 
bom September 12th, 1827; died October 6th, 
1880; no issue. She married a second time to 

Luther B Ranney, of Ashfield, Mass. She 

was a daughter of Zadocand Jerusha (Belding) 
Putney, of Ashfield, Mass. 
J822 V. Lucy,® bom August i6th, 1824; died Novem- 
ber loth, 1885, at Hawley, Mass.; married 
Lucius Scott, bom May 26th, 1825, at Hawley, 
Mass.; died there November 21st, 1885. He 
was a son of Reuben and Electa (Harmon) 
Scott, of Hawley, Mass. 
Children: 3 (Scott) daughters. 

I9I5-] Throop Chapman, 1 55 

i. Sarah Paulina,® bom November (or May) 

, 1856; died June nth, 1884; married 

May 9th, 1882, to Roswell Putnam; i son. 
11. Mary Bassett,® born August 30th, i860; 

died ; married February ist, 1882, to 

Wesson E Mansfield; i son. 

iii. Elvira Russell,® bom May 15th, 1863; died 

; married March 23rd, 1883, to Oscar 

Rood; I daughter. 
Authorities : 
Town Qerk, Ashfield, Mass. 
Zebulon Bryant Taylor, Tacoma, Wash. 
History of Hadley, Mass,, p. 165. 
George Howes, Ashfield, Mass. 
History of Hawley, Mass,, pp. 42, 74, 82. 

(To be conlinued,) 


By Sarah Louise Kimball, 

181 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto, Cal. (1910). 

Thomas Chapman and Mary, daughter of Capt. William and 
Martha (CoUyer) Throope, were married by Rev. Solomon 
Williams at Lebanon, New London County, Conn., on Jan. 26, 
1729-30. They subsequently resided at Ashford, in Wmdham 
County, and Bolton, in Tolland County, being admitted to the 
church at Bolton in 1746-7. Thomas Chapman died at Bolton, 
March 2, 1793. Their ten children are recorded at Ashford, as 

i. Thomas, b. Jan. 3, 1731. 
ii. Mary, b. Nov. 26, 1732. 
iii. Martha, b. July 2, 1735. 
iv. Bethethan(?) (daughter), b. Jan. 11, 1737. 
V. Throop, b. March 25, 1739. 
vi. William, b. Nov. 25, 1741. 
vii. Sybbel, b. Aug. 7, 1744. 
viii. Ann, b. Sept. 13, 1746. 
ix. Joseph, b. May 9, 1747. 
X. Elias, b. May 26, 1749. 

Throop Chapman, second son, subject of this sketch, served in 
both the French and Indian and the Revolutionary wars. When 
only eighteen years of age he enlisted, on April 9, 1757, in Capt. 
John Slapp's 8th Company of Connecticut Volunteers, serving 
until the following Sept. i. He was also corporal in Capt. Hugh 
Ledlie's Company, March 17, to Dec. 3, 1762. Capt. John Slapp 
was from Mansfield, Conn. The General Assembly of Feb., 1757, 
voted to raise 1400 men to meet and act in conjunction with the 
regular army under the Earl of Loudon, for the ist Regiment. 

156 Throop Chapman. [April 

These companies were in Col. Phineas Lyman's Jlegiment at 
Fort Edward. ^See Connecticut Historical Society's Collections, 
French and Indian War Rolls, vol. ix, p. 184, and vol. x, p. 316; 
Com. Adam's Papers, in Connecticut State Library.) Subse- 
quently to Dec. 3, 1762, and prior to April 12, 1774, he removed 
to Belchertown, in Hampshire County, Mass., and sometime be- 
tween the year 1783 and 1785 he settled at Readsboro, in Ben- 
nington County, Vt., of which he and Daniel Davidson and a Mr. 
Sloane, from Conway, Mass., were the first settlers, and where 
his name appears as head of a family in the first census of the 
United States, 1790. He was a selectman of Readsboro, and with 
Joseph Hartwell, called the first meeting of that town, March 17, 
1794. (See Vermont Hist. Gaz, Mag,^ vol. vii, p. 219). He en- 
listed at Belchertown, Sept. 22, 1777, in Capt. Jonathan Bard- 
well's Company, Col. Elisha Porter's Regiment, in the Revolu- 
tionary War, and received his discharge Oct. 17, 1777, in which 
latter month he reenlisted for three month's service in Capt. 
Elijah D wight's Company of the same regiment. (See Massa* 
chusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution^ vol. iii, 

p. 335) 

He married, first, Susanna Barney, who died at Belchertown, 
April 12, 1774; and secondly, June 22, 1774, Deborah Willson, 
daughter of Jacob and Amy (or Ruth Smith) Willson of Ashford 
and Woodstock, Conn., and Belchertown, Mass., granddaughter 
of Joseph and Mercy (Parker) Willson of Ashford, and great- 
granddaughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Jackson?) Willson of 
Newton, Mass., and Jacob and Thankful (Hemenway) Parker of 
Roxbury, Mass., and Woodstock, Conn. His first wife was mother 
of seven of his children, and his second of nine. 

On March 30, 1783, Throop Chapman and his second wife* 
were admitted to the Congregational Church of Belchertown, 
and on May 7 following, several of their children, together with 
two of his daughters by his first wife, were baptized in that 
church. This was evidently just prior to his departure for 
Readsboro, Vt., his daughter Hannah, bom 1785, being the first 
child born in that town. Children by first wife: 

i. William, ensign; m. Amy Wilson, March 21, 1782; d. 

at Belchertown, May 3, 1807, aged about 48 years, 
ii. Ebenezer, m. Lydia Wilson, Nov. 9, 1784, farmer at 

Hebron, N. Y. 
iii. Mercy, d. at a "good old age," Amherst, Mass. 
iv. Esther, bap. May 7, 1783; d. May 4, 1843, aged 75 years* 
at Stowe, Mass., and buried at Amherst. She m. 
Sept. 15, 1791, John Robbins of Hadley, Mass., son 
of Ephraim and Lydia Robbins of Hadley, and had a 
son: E. R. Robbins, who was living in 1869. 
V. Susanna, bap. May 7, 1783; m. late in life, Mr. Alex- 
ander, and d. at Bloomfield, Mass. 
vi. Throop, d. Nov. 22, 1775, of throat distemper, aged 

Serhaps 5 years, and buried with his little sister, 
lary Throop. 

191 50 Throop Chapman, 157 

vii. Mary Throop, d. Nov. 22, 1775, of throat distemper, 
aged perhaps 3 years, and buried in the same coffin 
with her brother, Throop. 

Children by second wife: 

viii. Jonathan Wilson, bap. May 7, 1783. 
ix. Throop, b. Aug. 28, 1776; bap. May 7, 1783; d. June 15. 
1864, Granville, Washington Co., N. Y. He m. (i) 
Sally Hubbard; m. (2) Sophia Burnell, and had by 
his second wife two sons: Elijah and Chandler Bur- 
nell, the latter of whom m. Mary Eugenia Pease and 
had: Chandler Pease Chapman of Madison, Wis., 
who compiled his family history, member of the 
Society of Colonial Wars and of the Sons of the 

American Revolution; m. , and has at least 

two children living, viz.: Chandler Burnell Chapman 
of Madison, Wis., member of the Sons of American 
Revolution, and Miss Anne Turner Chapman of 
Williamsburg, Va., who has given the writer the 
benefit of her father's genealogical notes. 
X. Mary Throop, b. Nov. 29, 1777; bap. May 7, 1783; d. 
after 1827, at Nelson, Madison Co., N. Y. She m. 
John Clough (b. Nov. 7, 1777), Jan. 27, 1799, ^^^^ 
went to Madison, in Madison Co., N. Y., 1810, thence 
to Nelson, same county, 1813, where he d. Nov. 23, 
1827. He served in the war of 181 2. They had ten 
children, as follows: 

1. Elizabeth Clough, m. William Pierson. 

2. Anna Clough, m. Archibald Bates of Nelson. 

3. Walter Clough, m. Laura Coman, and lived near 

Racine, Wis. Children: (i) Hannah, m. Steele 
Jackson of Cazenovia, N. Y., and had two sons, 
Walter Clough Jackson and Frank Clough 
Jackson. (2) John, m. Mary Jane Tillinghast, 
and lived in Denver, Col. Had five children, of 
whom four are living in Denver, viz.: Clark 
Tillinghast Clough, Anna Laura Clough ^m. 
Chester S. Morey), Florence Belle Clough fm. 
John Prentice Farrar), Carrie May Clough (m. 
Frederick Wilbor Standard). (3) Mary, m. 
Henry Gilbert of Newark, N. T., and Darien, 
Wis., and had Jennie and Minnie Gilbert. 
(4) Laura, m. (his second wife) Enoch F. 
Barnes, no children. (5) Ziba, m. Rhoda 
Stubbs, resided in Chicago, 111., and had Laura, 
who is m. and resides in Chicago, and Florence, 
who d. y. 

4. Maria Clough, b. Aug. 27, 1810; d. Aug., 1886; 

m. Nov. 4, 1830, Joseph Sims, Jr., and lived at 
Plainfield, 111., where they celebrated their 
golden wedding, Nov. 4, 1880, surrounded by 
their seven surviving children and ten of their 

IjS Throop Chapman, [April 

twenty-four grandchildren. Their children 
were: (i) Adeline Elizabeth, m. (i) William 
Cooley, and had two sons, both of whom d. y.; 
she m. (2) George Hubbard, who has since de- 
ceased and she resides with her sister Helen at 
Winona, Minn. (2) Helen, m. Henry J. Keeler 
of Winona, Minn., who d. July 3, 1910, and has: 
Florence, m. Adelbert Porter; Gertrude, m. 
Benton Hatcher. (3) John, m. Adelia Spencer, 
and lived at Racine; of their five children three 
survive, viz.: Elizabeth, m. Mr. Gillett of 
Racine, and has two sons; J. Frank, m. and 
has a son and daughter; Jessie May, m. 
Charles Edgar Russell. (4) Emma, m. Malcolm 
NcNae, and resides at Bayonne, N. J.; their 
only child, Florence, m. James Stewart of New 
York City and Bayonne, N. J. (5) Florence, 
m. Edward Jordan of Ottawa, 111., and has six 
surviving children, viz.: Fred; Dr. Louis Ed- 
ward, who served in the Spanish-American 
War; Burton Sims, who also served in that 
war; Mabel and William, twins, and George. 

(6) Aurelia, m. Dr. George West Beggs of 
Sioux City, la., and has three daughters, viz.: 
Harriet Elizabeth, m. George Thorpe; Alberta 
Aurelia, m. William Chaffee; Mae Georgina. 

(7) Edward, d. y. (8) Harriet, m. Frank Childs, 
who d., and she is living at Del Rio, Tex.; five 
children, viz.: Henry; Lulu, m. Dr. White- 
head; Frank; Arthur and Carrie. 

5. William Ward Clough, m. Sarah Brewster, and 

had: (i) Cornelia, m. William Nelson and re- 
sides at Sacramento, Cal. (2) Fanny, m. and 
resides at Rochester, N. Y. (3) Darwin, m. 
and resides at Darien, Wis. (4) William, m. 
Kitty . 

6. Emily Clough, m. Mr. Carpenter. She d. in the 

'70s at Racine, Wis., leaving no issue. 

7. Alfred Clough, unm. Last heard of was on his 

way to Pike's Peak. 

8. Simeon De Witt Clough, b. Aug. 13, 1814; d. 

Feb. 9, 1884, at Racine, Wis.; m. Sept. 9, 1835, 
Marie Louise Hyatt, youngest daughter of Dr. 
Hezekiah and Deborah (Crosby) Hyatt of 
Fenner, Madison Co., N. Y. He served during 
the Civil War as Assistant-Commissary General 
for Wisconsin, with the rank of Colonel on 
the Governor's staff. Both Colonel and Mrs. 
Clough were members of the Church of the 
Good Shepherd (Universalist) at Racine. He 
went to Racine in 1848, and took an active 
interest in business affairs. His home, " Elm- 

1915O Throop Chapman, 1 59 

wood," was long the gathering place for those 
of the family who found their way to Racine. 
Of their five children two lived to maturity, 
viz.: (i) Mary Anne, m. Charles Bradbury Kim- 
ball of La Crosse, and Racine, Wis., and East 
Oakland, Cal. (see History of the Kimball 
Family, p. 810), and had ten children, of whom 
eight lived to maturity, and five of these are 
married and have families; Mrs. Kimball now 
residing in Palo Alto, Cal. ^2) Walter, m. Salena 
Wells, and had seven children, of whom five 
lived to maturity, and of these the youngest 
son is Simeon De Witt Clough, author. Ravens- 
wood, Chicago. Walter Clough served in the 
Civil War, enHstin^^ in the Belle City Rifles, 
2d Wisconsin Regiment of Volunteers, and 
was wounded in the first battle of Bull Run. 
Mrs. Clough is now residing with her elder 
daughter, Jessie L., at Richmond Hill, Long 
Island, N. Y. 
9. Chester Clough, m. Eunice Smith, and lived in 
Ohio. They had three children: (i) Maria, m. 
Mr. Brydges, and had four children; (2) Alfred. 
(3) Venello W. 
10. Marianne Clough, m. Enoch P. Barnes, and had 
a son: Simeon De Witt Barnes, b. Feb. 2, 
1852; m. and d. about 1876, leaving no issue, 
xi. Isaac Cutter, bap. May 7, 1783; d. y. 

xii. Deborah, bap. May 7, 1783. 

viii. Sybil, bap. May 7, 1783; m. Mr. Crowner. 

xiv. Hannah, b. 1785, Readsboro, Vt.; m. Mr. Wilder. 

XV. Dorcas, m. Mr. Bailey. 

xvi. Benjamin, b. at Readsboro, Vt.; m. Sybil Amidon, and 

1. Hiram Chapman, b. 1814; lived at Syracuse, 


2. Daughter, m. Rice Woodcock, of Hamilton, 

N. Y., and had two sons. 

3. William Chapman, b. about 1822; d. Feb. 11, 

1904, Delphi Falls, N. Y.; m. Nancy Ga^e, and 
had one son: O. S. Chapman of Delphi Falls, 
N. Y., who is m., and has three children, viz.: 
(i) W. W. Chapman of Delphi Falls. (2) Fred 
Chapman of Delphi Falls. (3) Mrs. Charles Pat- 
terson of Syracuse, N, Y. Mr. William Chapman 
gave the facts concerning his branch of the 
Chapman family to Mrs. Adeline E. fSims) 
Hubbard of Winona, and stated that ne re- 
membered his "Aunt Polly Clough " very well. 
("Polly Clough" was Mrs. Hubbard's grand- 
mother, Mary Throop (Chapman) Clough of 
Nelson, N. Y.) 

1 60 Records Pirtaining to thi Hamilton^ Dean and Botts Families. [April 


Taken from Old Family Bibles in the Possession of Mrs. 
Horace Dinsmore Lyon and Miss Helen Loring Sickles. 

Contributed by Theresa Hall Bristol. 

Alexander James Hamilton was the only son of James Hamil- 
ton, Esq. ("Keeper of His Majesty's Stores, appointed as of 
Chattam, now at Woolwich "), and Miss Daes. James Hamilton, 
Esq., was the eldest son of Alexander Hamilton of Ballincrieflf 
("undoubted male representative of the ancient family of Inner- 
wick, who had a charter under the Great Seal of all his lands, 
dated Anno, 1720**); who married Lady Mary Kerr, daughter of 
William, Marquis of Lothain. {Baronage of Hamilton of Inner- 

Alexander James Hamilton was commissioned Lieutenant in 
the 4Sth Regt., May, 1775. In 1775 this regiment was in Ireland; 
served three years in America, 1776-77-78. (British Officers of 
the Regular Army serving in America, by Worthington Chauncey 
Ford.) Evidently he did not return with his regiment, as his 
marriage here in 1778 and the births of his children prove. He 
was elected a member of St. Andrew's Society, 1786, and was 
Manager, 1787-90, 1793-94, 1799-1800; 2nd Vice-President, 1801-9. 
He married Mary Deane of New York, and it is her father's 
Bible which contains most of the earliest records which follow: 
Richard Deane's Bible. 

1755, April 3^. I was married to Mary Odium, in Fullamore in 

Kings County, Ireland, by whom I have had 
the following children. Vizt.: 

1756, April 23^. Mary Ann Deane was born 

1757, July 16**^. Elizabeth Deane D^ 
1759, Sept. 22^. Mary Deane D®. 
1 761, Feby. 14**^. Elkanah Prussia Deane D^ 

1763, Jany. 19***. Henry Deane D*. 

1764, Dec'. 28***. Ann Deane D*. 
1766, Sept'. II *»». Richard Deane D^ 

1763, October 23^. My Wife and I, and my children Elizabeth 
Mary & Henry arrived at New York in North 
America from Ireland. 

L. B. S. 
These are to certify that Alexander James Hamilton, Esq., 
Lieutenant in His Majesty's 45*** Regiment, and Miss Mary Deane, 
of New York, have on the 11*^ Day of February, annoque Domini 
1778, been lawfully joined together in the Holy Bands of Matri- 
mony by me the Subscriber. In Testimony whereof I have 
hereto set my Hand and Seal. New York, March 24, a. v. s. 1778. 



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1 62 Records Pertaining to the Hamilton, Dean and Botts Families, [April 

Witnesses present: "j Bernard Michael Houseal [seal] 

Minister of the Antient Lutheran 
^Trinity Church, and by Royal Charter 
one or the Governors of King's College 
. in the City of New York. 

Family Record, Hamilton Bible, New York. 

Alexander James Cranston 
Hamilton, b. 8 Feb., 1788 

Eliza Ann Ferris, 
b. II June, 1 79 1 

Alex. J. C. Hamilton m. to Eliza 
Ann Ferris, 14*** Mch, 1816, by the 
Righ* Rev*. J. H. Hobart, Bishop of 
the Protestant Episcopal Churches, 
New York. 
Sarah Adeline, b. Jan. 4, 181 7, at 5 O'clock afternoon at her 

Grandfathers, Mr. James Ferris, No. 86 Bayard St., N. Y. 
Helen Cordelia, b. the 15th Oct., 4 O'clock in the morning, 182a, 

at her G. F. Mr. James Ferris, Westchester. 
Elizabeth Oakley, b. 9**^ Aug., 1825, 5 O'clock in the morning at 

No. 90 Canal St., N. Y. 
Alexander James Ferris, b. the 15*** Nov'., 1828, at 7 O. c. A. M., 

at No. 88 Canal St., N. Y. 
Catherine Morton, b. the 20 Feb., 1830, at 9 O'clock A. M., at 88 

Canal St., N. Y. 
Margaret Laura, b. Oct. 25, 1831, at 77 Thoinpson St., N.Y., 

10 O'clock P. M. 
Henry Ferris, b. i8**» June, 1837, Sunday P. M. 3 O'clock, 201 

Spring St., New York. 

Elizabeth Oakley Hamilton, d. July 4, 1826, at 90 Canal St., buried 

at Westchester in the bunal ground of James Ferris — aged 

10 mos., 26 days. 
Henry Ferris Hamilton, d. Nov. 18, 1857, ae. ao. 
Alexander James Cranston Hamilton, d. Feb. 20, 1867, ae. 79 jrrs., 

12 d. 
Eliza Ann Hamilton, d. Apr. 18, 1877, ae. 85 yrs., 10 mos. 
Thomas Lawson Botts, d. Nov. 13, 1888, ae. 34 yrs., 3 mos. 
Sarah Adeline Hamilton, d. Dec. 22, 1898, ae. 81 yrs., ix mos. 
Helen Hamilton, d. Feb. 24, 1900, ae. 77. 
Margaret Loring Hamilton, d. April 9, 1900, ae. 68. 

Family Record or 
George Coxe Hamilton, bom 10"* of Nov., 1797; lost at sea, Jan., 

1836, in his 40th year; m. May 24, 181 7. 
Catherine Furgason, wife of, bom 25*** August, 1797. 


Mary Deane Hamilton, born 25^^ of Feb., 1818; m. Abraham 
Cole; d. April 13 1867, 50 of age. 

Adeline Clinton Hamilton, bom 26^^ of Oct., 1819; m. John Ran- 
dolph Winant, 30*** Dec, 1837. 

George Washington Hamilton, born 18 of Jan., 1823; lost at sea, 
Jan., 1836, in his 13th year. 

Alexander James Hamilton, bom 15th of April, 1824; shot in S. F., 
1853 (April). 

191 5*] Records Pertaining to the Hamilton, Dean and Botts Families, 1 63 

Ann Eliza Hamilton, bom 28 of Aug., 1826; m. Robert Morris 

Martin, March 26, 185 1; d. 27 Jan., 1876. 
Archibald Wade Hamilton, born 25 of July, 1828; d. 11 Aug., 1828. 
Catherine Louisa Hamilton, born 3 of Aug., 1829; d. 19 Aug., 1829. 
Catherine Louisa Hamilton, born 14 of Aug., 1830; m. (i) John 

Watt Matthews, 14 Nov., 1849; m. (2) Edward WoodruflE 

According to tradition, Alexander James Cranston Hamilton, 
as the oldest surviving son of Alexander James Hamilton, was 
entitled to a commission in tho British Army. This he refused, 
and passed it on to a younger brother, Archibald Wade Hamil- 
ton. The following, copied from a newspaper, is in the writing 
of the late Catherine Morton Botts, his niece: 

"Archibald Wade Hamilton, Esq., has received an appointment 
in the staff of the United States army. This gentleman was a 
commissioned officer in the British army, and much esteemed for 
his gallantry and good conduct. At the commencement of the 
late war he tendered his resignation, which was refused, under 
an express stipulation that he should not be called upon to bear 
arms against his country. Notwithstanding this assurance he 
was landed at New Orleans, and when ordered to the attack he re- 
solutely refused to draw his sword against his country and fellow 
citizens. He was placed under arrest, and Sir Edward Pachen- 
ham expressed his determination to have him put to death after 
the battle. The total defeat of the British in that action frus- 
trated the object, and we are now happy to fjerceive that our 
government has not been insensible to patriotism so distin- 

On the record there is given no marriage of Eliza, daughter of 
Alexander James Hamilton, but the following written on a small 
slip of paper, was found between the leaves: 

'• Dr. James Wyeth and Miss Eliza A. Hamilton have intended 
Marriage on Monday 27th Day of March — -. Jacob Wyeth. 

Witness, J. Patten. C. A. Hamilton. 

[On the back of the paper] 
Josiah Patten. 

Catherine Morton Hamilton, who beaueathed these Bibles to 
her ^anddaughters, was born in New York City, Feb. 20, 1830; 
married 185 1, Thomas Lawson Botts, who died . The follow- 
ing is a record of his family as taken from the Bible records: 

Alexander L. Botts, b. 6 May, 1799, ^^ Virginia [Harris- 
burg — T. H. B.). 

Susan P. Randolph, b. 25 Aug., 1800, in Virginia. 


iane, July 24, 18 19, in Virginia, 
lary Page, Aug. 30, 182 1, in Virginia. 
William Henry, Nov. 19, 1823, in Virginia. 
Alexander Tyler, Dec. 10, 1826, in Virginia. 
Thomas Lawson, April 14, 1828, in Virginia. 
Julian, Sept. 3, 1830, in Virginia. 

1 64 Bristol NoUs. [April 

iulian, Sept. 25, 1832, in Virginia. 
Landolph, Nov. 22, 1833, in Virginia. 
Stevens King, Oct. 24, 1836, in New York. 
Virginia Ann, Sept. 29, 1841, in New York. 

Mary Page, d. Sept. 31, 1823. 
Alexander Tyler, d. May 18, 1828. 
Infant child, d. Sept. 29, 1832. All in Virginia. 
Susan F., wife of Alexander L. Botts, d. July 4, 1850, in New 

Thomas Lawson Botts, d. June 5, 1854, in New York. 


Compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus, M. A., New Haven, Ccmn., and 
Mrs. Theresa Hall Bristol of New York City. 

(Continued from Vol. XLVI, p. 69, of the Record.) 

Additions to the line of Samuel' Bristol (see New England 
Hist, and Gen, Register, July, 1903). 

Bezaleel^ Bristol (Sergt. Bezaleel,* Samuel,* Henry*), of 
East Guilford and Killingsworth, b. Oct. 22, 17 10; d. Sept. 8, 1753; 
m. Eunice Dudley. Children: 

i. Eunice,* b. March 12, 1743; m. David Rossiter. 
ii. Amy, b. April i, 1745; d. March 3, 1807; m. Dan 

iii. Lois, b. July 4, 1747; m. John Page, 
iv. Bezaleel (Capt.), b. March 30, 1749; d. Tune 20, 1828; 
m. Dec. I, 1774, Mary Redfield; served in the Revo- 
lution. Children: i. Nancy, b. Aug. 20, 1775; '^^ 
Edmund Field. 2. Anson, b. July 23, 1776; m. Mary 
Burr. 3. Lois, b. Dec. 16, 1777; m. Benjamin Bartlett. 

4. Philip Redfield, b. Feb. 12, 1780; m. Harriet Camp. 

5. Bezaleel, b. June 17, 1782; m. (1) Olive Gillett; 

m. {2\ Diana . 6. Eunice, b. Feb. 17, 1785; m. 

Josian Dean. 7. Oliver, b. Jan. 27, 1787; m. three 
times. 8. Isaac, b. Nov. 7, 1790; m. wid. Elizabeth 
Lane. 9. Amy, b. June 8, 1792; m. Daniel Blatchly. 

10. Richard, b. July 15, 1794; m. Charlotte Norton. 

11. Uri, b. Feb. 22, 1796; m. Naomi Johnson. 
Desire^ Bristol (Sergt. Bezaleel*), b. Feb. 6, 17 19; d. Oct. 13, 

1800; m. Ebenezer Fowler. 

Sarah^ Bristol (Sergt. Bezaleel), b. May 26, 1725; m. Timothy 

Talcott MS. in library of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. 

The family of Nathan* Bristol (Bezaleel,* Samuel,* Henry*), 
settled at Cornwall, Conn. (Census 1790), with the exception of 
Richard, who went early to Harpersfield, N. Y. The census of 

19 1 5.] Bristol Notes, 1 6 5 

1801, destroyed in the library fire at Albany, gave the names of 
Nathan (probably Sr.), i Freehold; Richard, i Freehold; John, 
I rents. John kept the inn. Amos (Capt.) probably went to 
Lanesborough, Mass., where he enlisted in the Revolution, 1777-8, 
aged 18. He settled at Meredith, N. Y. (see ante, p. 235.) 

Nathan* Bristol, Jr., b. April 5, 175 1; lived at Cornwall; he d. 
in 1788. His wife was Hannah, who d. 1796. Children: i. 
Daniel.* 2. Horace, b. about 1779. 3. Charles, b. about 1781. 4. 
Anna, b. about 1783. 5. Nice, b. about 1785. 6. Abel Lyman, b. 
about 1787. 

Isaac* Bristol (Reuben,* Aaron,* Eliphalet*), b. at Harwinton, 
Conn., Oct. 21, 1762, served in the Revolution from Litchfield Co.; 
removed to Lewis, N. Y., and d. Jan. 28 1828. He m. Chloe 
Barber. Children: i. Isaac, b. 1792; Capt. of Militia, Essex Co., 
N. Y., 1816; m. Sophia Holcomb. 2. Reuben, b. 1794; d. 1823. 
3. Rachel, b. 1795; ^' 1881; m. 1816, Julius C. Abel. 4. Hezekiah, 
d. 1869. 5. Dorastus, b. 1800; d. 1862; m. Hannah Holcomb. 

Simeon* Bristol (George Augustus,* Simeon,* Augustus,* 
Henry*), removed from Southington, Conn., to Perrington, N. Y.; 
m. (2) April 17, 1816, Lucy Newell, who m. (2) Rev. Moses Ord- 
way. Children: 4. Simeon C, b. April 24, 1817. 5. Newell B., 
b. Oct. IS, 1818. 6. Lucy, b. March 20, 1820. 7. John, b. July 4, 
1822. 8. Eliza, b. Sept. 28, 1824. 

Louis* Bristol (William,* Simeon,* Augustus,* Henry*), re- 
moved from New Haven, to New London, Conn.; m. (i/Majr 9, 
1844, Mary Cleveland; divorced in 1865. Children: i. William 
Cleveland/ b. March 10, 1845; d. Sept. 7, 1852. 2. Louis Bacon, 
b. Dec. 30, 1847. 3- John Cleveland, b. Oct. 26, 1854. 4. Fanny 
Louisa, b. Jan. 11, 1857. 

Luther* Bristol (Reuben,* Amos,* Henry*), removed from 
Cheshire, Conn., to N. Y. State; joined the church at Durham, 
Greene Co., 1803, and had land in Wayne Co., X824--9. 

Ebenezer* (SergtJ, John* and Gideon* Bristol (Joseph,* John,* 
Henry*); Joseph* (Corp'l) and Cornelius* (Corp'l) (John* John*); 
Richard* (Capt J and Ambrose* (DanieH; Benjamin,* Timothy* 
and Jonathan* (Daniel,* Daniel*) ; Stephen* and Benjamin* (Corp*l) 
(Eliphalet*); Austin* (Amos,* Henry*); and Samuel, Jr., served 
m the French and Indian Wars from Conn. (Conn, Hist. Col- 
lections^ vol. 9 and 11.) 

In addition to those mentioned in the text, the following served 
in the Revolutionary War: Bezaleel* (Capt.) (Bezaleel,* Sergt. 
Bezaleel,* Samuel*); Amos* (Nathan,* Sergt. Bezaleel,* Samuel*); 
John, Jr.,* and David* (John,* Joseph,* John*); Benjamin* (Daniel,* 
Daniel*); John* and Daniel* (Abraham,* Samuel,* Daniel*); Abner* 
(Stephen,^ Eliphalet*); Justus* (Sergt.) (Eliphalet*); Aaron,* be- 
fore he went to Vt., Eliphalet* and Abel,* before they served in 
N. Y., served in Conn.; lost their guns "in the retreat from York 
Island" (Aaron,* Eliphalet*); Isaac* (Reuben,* Aaron,* Eliphalet*); 
Silas* and Amos* (Benjamin,* Eliphalet*); Reuben* and Thomas* 
(Amos,* Henry*); Gideon* (Jonathan,* Henry*); Samuel of Wood- 


1 66 Bristol Notes. [April 

bury; Stephen of Waterbury, pensioned 1818, a«. 70; d. 1827; 
Jonathan of Milford, pensioned 1832, ae. 74; Caesar of Newtown, 
left money for family supplies; Tobey of Sandgate, Vt.; Elnathan, 
on an Arlington, Vt., list; Jonathan of Sandgate, Vt. {Conn, Men 
in the Rev,; Conn. Hist, Collections^ vols, x and xii; Archives of 
New York, Revolution; N, Y. in the Rev,; Vt, Rev, Rolls; Mass, 
Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev, 

Preserved* Bristol (John, Jr./ John,* Joseph/ John*), m. Sept. 
22, 1806, at Schoharie, N. Y. (Schoharie Ch, M^S, in N, Y, Gen. 
& Biog, Soc, library.) 

Sergt. Job' Bristol had a dau. Amy, who m. Asa Palmer, and 
another dau. who m. Holcomb. Job m. Oct. 18, 1772, Han- 
nah Bristol, his second wife. 

Anson* Bristol (Job,* Enos,* Joseph,* John*); wife Deborah , 

rented land near his father at Aurelius, N. Y., 1801, bought 1803; 
sold 1809, and settled in Bethany, Genesee Co., where he is said 
to have been Sheriflf. Children: Horace, Hiram, Henry, Har- 

Lathrop S.^ Qames,* Job'), m. July 18, 1825, Maria Seevart. 
Lived at Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. Children; Catherine Eliza, 
d. 1842; Anthony Ira, b. May 25, 1830; Theodore Moran, b. June 
26, 1832; William Merriam, b. June 20, 1834; David Cushion, b. 
Sept. 27, 1836; Adeline Amelia, b. June 20, 1840. 

Lester Shepherd' Bristol (James,* Job'), m. 1834, Auzalitte 
Cleland. Children: Walter Lester, b. May 2, 1836; Edward Cle- 
land, b. March, 1838; Geo. Lathrop, b. Nov. 11, 1839; Sarah 
Adeline, b. May 5, 1841. 

Corrections in Vol. XLV: 

p. 176. Harriet Maria m. (i) Ahaz French Barlow, not Alzo ; m. (2) 
Robert Cutting. 

p. 232. Abel Bristol went from Canaan, first to Richmond, Ontario Co., 
and then to Lima, N. Y. His son Miles m. Clarissa Hand, Aug. 10, 1802, and 
had children: Eli Hand, Mary and William Augustus. 

p. 234. Charles Bristol (Benj.^), Lieut. 1816; Capt. 1817, Genesee Co. 

&235. Wheeler* Bristol (George,* Benjamin*), N. Y. State Treasurer, 
eorge H.* Bristol (Amos,* Benjamin*), Town Treasurer of Tompkins, 
N. Y. 

p. 236. Nathan* Bristol (Capt. Amos,* Nathan*), State Senator, 23d District, 
Tomkins Co., N. Y. 

P' 331' Justus* Bristol (Simeon,* Abraham*), of Syracuse, had children: 
John, b. Sept. 17, 1813; d. same day; Betsy Ann, b. Nov. 16, 1814; Abram L., 
b. March 7, 1817; David E., b. May 15, 1819; Isaac A., b. Feb. 6, 1822; Har- 
riet A., b. Aug. 29, 1824; James H., b. Aug. 30, 1826; Lewis S., b. Aug. 13, 1829; 
Edgar G., b. Oct. i, 1832; William S., b. Jan. 29, 1835; Salina, b. June 19, 1839. 

Corrections in Volume XLVI: 

p. 63. Peter Bristol, b. 1820, is living in Eamestown, Canada: not "near 

Record in the handwriting of Russell T. Bristol, 1893: 

" Uncle Chauncey* " (Aaron, Jr.,* Aaron,* Eliphalet«), * 
Oct. 3, 1868. Marion, wife of Chauncey, d. Sept. 22, 18^4. MarriecT March 4, 

'Uncle Chauncey*" (Aaron, Jr.,* Aaron,* Eliphalet«), "b. Oct. 13, 1775; d. 

3, 1868. Marion, wife of Chauncey, d. Sept. 22, 1854. Married March 4, 

1798. Children: Lydia, b. Jan. 29, 1799; d. Feb. 22, 18 13; Wait, b. July 29, 

1800; Johanna, b. Jan. 7, 1802; Olive, b. March 17, 1804; Moses, b. Jan. 30, 1807; 
Eliphalet, b. Aug. 30, 1810; d. Jan. 6, 1847; Lemon, b. July 8, 1813; Joseph, b. 
Dec. 28, 1815." 

IQIJ.] Banns of Matrimony Published in the Parish of Trinity Church, 167 

p. 66. Asher, son of Eliphalet, lived and died in Canaan. His sons v^ent 
to Oxford, N. Y. 

p. 67. Enoch, son of Justus, moved to Volney, N, K, not K/., and settled 
on Bristol Hill with his brothers John and Justus, Jr. The latter married Phcbe 
Greenleaf of Volney, who was b. 1798. Greenleaf Gen, 


Originals in the Archives of The New York Historical Society. 

Contributed by Robert H. Kblby, Librarian. 


1782, March 30. 
1777, Feb. II. 

1783, May 

1779, Sept. 
1783, April 

1780, Nov. 
1780, Nov. 
1777, Jan. 




1777, Jan. 13. 

(?) Tune 29. 

1782, July 28. 

1775, Sept. 20. 

1782, Oct. 
1780, Oct. 

1783, May 
1780, Nov. 
1777, Jan. 



1780, Sept. 10. 
1779, May 27. 
1783, March 3. 
1782, Jan. I. 
1777, Jan. 30. 

1782, April 21. 

1781, Oct. 28. 

1783, May 18. 
Jan. I. 
fuly 20. 
fan. 31. 



Allison, Thomas & Bridget King. 

Bagley, Francis & Mary Dean. Married Feb. 1 1, 

Baillia, Alexander & Jane Campbell. 
Baldridge, John & Jane Ball. 
Barncoop, David & Ann Stewart. 
Bond, John & Ann Johnson. 
Bosby, John & Barbara Rowdebush. 
Bowes, Richard & Jane Ward. Married Jan. i, 

Brooks, William & Catharine Brooks. Married 

Jan. 13, 1777. 
Cambridge, Nathaniel & Elizabeth Lee. 
Campbell, tames & May Thornton. 
Chattin, William & Elizabeth Whitehand. 

ried Sept. 20, 1775. 
Clark, William & Mary Paulding. 
Donohoe, Danl. & Margt. Smith. 
Drummand, James & Elizabeth Birk. 
Egbert, Moses & Abigail Martinoe. 
Gahagen, Hugh & Barbara McDougle. 

ried Jan. 31, 1777. 
Holley, William & Jane Tellson. 
Jenkins, John & Ann Egbert. 
Johnson, Andrew & Eleanor Robinson. 
Kidder, William & Jane Duron. 
Knap, James & Sarah Tedeman. Married Jan. 

30, 1777. 
Lent, Henry & Elizabeth Ryker. 
Lovell, John & Mary Clouser. 
Manley, Christopher & Elizabeth Finch. 
Mortimer, William & Sarah Sneden. 
Prow, Richard & Sarah Massenburgh. 
Quince, William & Sarah Amory. Married Jan. 



1 68 Banns of Matrimony Published in the Parish of Trinity Church, [April 


1780, July 
1777, Feb. 

1779. Oct. II. 

1782, April 28. 

1783, March 30. 
1783, May 16. 


i77i,Jan. 31. 

1779, Sept. 15. 

1783, May 25. 

1777, Jan. 13. 

1783, May 18. 

1781, Oct. 28. 
1777, Feb. II. 

1777, Feb. 3. 

1782, Jan. I. 

1779, May 27. 

1783, May 18. 
1782, April 28. 

1780, Nov. 6. 

1782, March 30. 
(?) June 29. 

1777, Jan. 31. 

1780, Nov. 14. 

17^31 July 20. 

1783, May 16. 

1782, Oct, 29. 

1783, March 30. 
1783, March 3. 
1780, Nov. 26. 
1782, April 21. 
1780, Oct. 29. 

1782, Jan. I. 

1779, Oct. II. 

1783, April 13. 
1777, Jan. 30. 

1780, Sept. 10. 
1782, July 28. 
1777, Jan. I, 

177s, Sept. 20. 

1780, July 3. 

Roberts, John Jenkinson & Susanna Wilev. 
Robinson, Joseph & Ann Drake. Married Feb. 

3, 1777. 
Trotman, Thomas & Levine Springsted. 
Ward, William & Ann Gay. 
West, Lewis & Mary Roach. 
Woderspoon, William & Idia Miller. 



Armory, Sarah & William Quince. Married Jan. 

Ball, Jane & John Baldridge. 
Birk, Elizabeth & James Drummond. 
Brooks, Catharine & William Brooks. Married 

Jan. 13, 1777. 
Campbell, Jane & Alexander Baillia. 
Clouser, Mary & John Lovell. 
Dean, Mary & Francis Bagley. Married Feb. 1 1, 

Drake, Ann & Joseph Robinson. Married Feb. 

3, 1777. 
Duron, Jane & William Kidder. 
Egbert, Ann & John Jenkins. 
Finch, Elizabeth & Christopher Manley. 
Gay, Ann & William Ward. 
Johnson, Ann & John Bond. 
King, Bridget & Thomas Allison. 
Lee, Elizabeth & Nathaniel Cambridge. 
McDougle, Barbara & Hugh Gahagen. 

ried Jan. 31, 1777. 
Martinoe, Abigail & Moses Egbert. 
Massenburgh, Sarah & Richard Prow. 
Miller, Idia & William Woderspoon. 
Paulding, Mary & William Clark. 
Roach, Mary & Lewis West. 
Robinson, Eleanor & Andrew Johnson. 
Rowdebush, Barbara & John Bosby. 
Ryker, Elizabeth & Henry Lent. 
Smith, Margaret & Daniel Donohoe. 
Sneden, Sarah & William Mortimer. 
Springsted, Levine & Thomas Trotman. 
Stewart, Ann & David Barncoop. 
Tedeman, Sarah & James Knap. Married Jan. 

30, 1777. 
Tellson, Jane & William HoUey. 
Thornton, May & James Campbell. 
Ward, Jane & Richard Bowes. Married Jan. i, 


Whitehand, Elizabeth & William Chattin. Mar- 
ried Sept. 20, 1775. 

Wiley, Susanna & John Jenkinson Roberts. 

191 5 •] 1^^ A^«t/ Site of the New York Gen, and Biog. Society, \ 69 


By Clarence Winthrop Bowen. 

An article appeared in the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Record in April, 1914, written by John Reynolds 
Totten, Chairman of the Executive Committee, giving full par- 
ticulars of the Building Fund of $65,110 raised in December of 
1913. With this fund in hand the Trustees of the Society spent 
more than a year's time in searching for an available site. Every 
section of the city was considered, and the conclusion was finally 
reached that accessibility was most desired and that no better 
selection could be made than a site near 59th Street and Park 
Avenue. After careful deliberation, therefore, three lots with 
dwelling houses thereon, numbers 122, 124 and 126 East 58th 
Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues, each 19 feet wide, 
making a total frontage of 57 feet, were purchased by the Trustees 
on January 16, 191 5. The New York Public Library is directly oppo- 
site and the Liederkranz Society joins, the Library building on the 
West. The proposed Lexington Avenue Subway will have a station 
extending from 58th to feth Street, where express and local 
trains may be taken. The 59th Street Crosstown Line, the Madi- 
son Avenue route and other modes of travel are close by. The 
Grand Central Station, Wall Street and Brooklyn can be quickly 
reached on the South; and from the West Side a member of the 
Society by using the Subway or Elevated Railroad and the 59th 
Street Crosstown Line can easily get to the proposed new building. 
The location, therefore, is regarded as an ideal site. The asking 
price for the three buildings was $126,000, but the Society was 
advised by real estate experts who were members of the Society 
to make the purchase in January, because it was thought a better 
price could then be obtained. The three lots and buildings were 
finally secured for $106,000 and title was taken on March i6th. 

After purchasing the property on January i6th, the Trustees 
did not deem it wise to issue a circular soliciting subscriptions, 
but thought it desirable to have letters written or calls made 
upon members who might be interested in making a second or a 
new subscription to the Building Fund. The subscriptions thus 
secured between January i6th and March i6th were $13,797; and 
the interest and net profits on sale of bonds, less expenses for 

Printing, postage and architect's plans, amounted to $2,648.25. 
hese two items plus the Building Fund of $65,110 above referred 
to made a total Building Fund of $81,555.25. The Trustees found 
it necessary, therefore, to raise in subscriptions $24,444.75 more 
in order to make up the $106,000. As however, there was not 
sufficient time before March i6th to do this, money was borrowed 
to secure funds sufficient to pay for the site. 



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Nos. 122, 124 and 126 East 58th Street, New York. 





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The subscriptions received during the few weeks before March 
i6th were so numerous that it was thought best to make a de- 
termined effort after March i6th to raise the required II24444.75. 
A circular, has therefore been sent to every member of the Society, 
so that those who have not given or who may wish to make a 
second subscription during the year 191 5 may do so at their con- 
venience. Until this debt is paid, the Trustees do not wish to 
f)roceed with the construction of the new building. As many 
riends of the Society will be interested in knowing just what 
amounts have recently been given to the Building Fund, a list of . 
the subscriptions amounting to $13,797 's given below. On the 
following pages are also given the subscriptions to the December, 
1913, Building Fund. 


Building Fund of December, 1913, .... ^5,110.00 
Interest and net profits on sale of bonds, less expenses, 2,648.25 
Subscriptions recently received, 13,797.00 

Total Building Fund, $81,555.25 

Necessary to raise in subscriptions, .... 24,444.75 

To make up cost of new site, 122, 124, 126 E. 58th St., H 106,000.00 

Subscriptions to the Building Fund Received in 
February AND March, 191 5. 

Mrs. Russell Sage $5,000 Lawrence Eugene Sexton... 100 

Charles Deering 1,000 Mrs. William Watts Sherman 100 

Lawrence Bogert Elliman... 530 Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith 100 

Charles Griswold Thompson. 500 Emily Frances Southmayd.. 100 

Mrs. Joseph C. Hoagland... 250 Tames Talcott 100 

William Rhinelander Stewart 250 Edwin Henry Thatcher 100 

Mrs. Edwin H. Weatherbee.. 250 Joseph Tuckerman Tower... 100 

Mrs. William L. Harkness... 200 David Gardiner 75 

Ogden Mills 200 A Member 50 

Richard Henry Williams 200 William Delavan Baldwin .... 50 

Mrs. Andrew Carnegie 100 Mrs. Thomas Smith Bassford 50 

Mrs. Frederick A. Constable 100 Elihu Dwight Church 50 

James Douglas 100 Charles Albert CoflSn 50 

Col. Henry Algernon Du Pont 100 Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting 50 

Austin Barclay Fletcher 100 Henry J. Duveen 50 

Walter Gcer 100 Charles Anthony Fowler 50 

Charles Albert Gould 100 Mrs. James Hamilton Gill... 50 

{ohn Gerald Hilliard 100 Alister Greene 50 

Irs. Edwin Babcock Holden. 100 Franklin Ludwig Gunthcr 50 

Mrs. John Sherman Hoyt .... 100 Edward S. Harkness 50 

Woodbury Gersdorf Langdon 100 Frank Browne Keech 50 

Marshall Oifford Leff erts . . 100 William Adams Kissam 50 

Francis Lewis Leland 100 Katharine Thompson Martin 50 

Mrs. Franklyn Hallett Lovell 100 Thomas J. O. Rhinelander.. 50 

Robert Maxwell 100 Isaac Newton Seligman 50 

Lloyd Phoenix 100 Mrs. Frank Sullivan Smith.. 50 

Moses Taylor Pyne 100 Charles Dickinson Stickney.. 50 

Philip Rhinelander 100 Henry Richmond Taylor 50 

William Rockefeller 100 Hamilton Bullock Tompkins.. 50 

F. Augustas Schermerhom.. 100 Alexander McMillan Wdch.. 50 


The New Site of the New York Gen, and Biog, Society. [April 

Howard Willcts 50 

Tames Alfred Ellis 27 

John Stillwell Applegate 25 

Dwight Brainard Baker 25 

Willard Goldthwaite Bixby ... 25 

Emily Bailey Braman 25 

George Tuttle Brokaw 25 

Eleanor de Graff Cuyler 25 

Joseph Paul Day 25 

Maturin Livingston Delafield 25 

John Stewart Durand 25 

Charles Mason Dutcher 25 

Mrs. Melatiah Everett Dwight 25 

John French 25 

William Edwards Fulton 25 

Merrill Williams Galloway.. 25 

John Milton Gardner 25 

John Peter Haines 25 

Bayard Hawthorne 25 

William Henry Lefferts 25 

Mrs. Russell Wellman Moore 25 

George CHanlon, M. D 25 

Andrew Joseph Onderdonk. . . 25 

Mrs. Frederic Lamed Osgood 25 

Edward Codman Parish 25 

Howland Pell 25 

Edmund Penfold 25 

Cornelia Prime 25 

William Ross 25 

William Salomon 25 

Mrs. Mary Floyd Seymour... 25 

Robert Bowne Suckley 25 

Theodore Sutro 25 

Harry Bates Thayer 25 

William Aug. Valentine, M. D. 25 

A Member ; 25 

Edward Motley Weld 25 

Horace White 25 

Mary Livingston Willard... 25 

Edward Guyre Burgess 20 

Mrs. Levi Holbrook 20 

Douglas Merritt 20 

Abraham G. Mills 20 

Robert Latimer Redfidd 20 

Mrs. Charles Francis Roe... 20 

William Frederick Stafford.. 20 

Mrs. Charles E. Sherman... 15 

Fanning Cobham Tucker Beck 10 

Andrew Arthur Benton 10 

John L D. Bristol 10 

George William Burleigh... 10 

Rev. John Cornell 10 

Henry Membiy W. Eastman. . 10 

Frederick de Peyster Foster. . 10 

William Con^dcll Fargo 10 

Tames Francis Fargo 10 

Frederick Keily Gaston 10 

Frank Scott Gerrish 10 

Richard Thurston Greene... 10 

Susan Dannat Griffith 10 

Edward Doubleday Harris.. 10 

Mrs. Robert Hoc 10 

Smith Ely Jelliffe, M. D 10 

Mrs. Adrian Hoffman Joline. 10 

Francis Effingham Laimbeer 10 

Alrick Hubbel Man 10 

Frederick K. Middlebrook.. 10 

Henry Chapman Needham... 10 

Mrs. Ansel Oppenheim.... 10 

Henry Parsons 10 

George Horace Perkins 10 

Henry Axtell Prince 10 

Mrs. Charles Lincoln Seabury 10 
Mrs. George Beekman Shep- 

pard 10 

Elizabeth Almy Slade 10 

Wilson Schuyler Smith 10 

Ira Otis Tracy, M. D 10 

Richard Webber 10 

Lucy Dubois Akerly 5 

Mrs. L Percy Blackman 5 

Paul Gibson Burton 5 

Mrs. Isabel H. Crombie 5 

Murray Whiting Ferris 5 

Winchester Fitdi 5 

Mrs. Samuel Knapp Frost... 5 

William Livermore Kingman 5 

Edwin Scott Matthews 5 

Alfred Brooks Merriam 5 

Howard Stelle Fitz Randolph 5 

William Alfred Robbins 5 

Carlton Van Valkenburg. .... 5 

William Gordon Ver Planck 5 

Samuel Copp Worthen 5 

Total $13,797 

Subscriptions to the Building Fund Received in 
December, 1913. 

J. Pierpont Morgan 110,000 

John Davison Rockefeller.. 10,000 
Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thomp- 
son 5,640 

James Junius Goodwin 2,000 

Clarence Winthrop Bo wen. 1,500 

Mrs. Henry Draper 1,500 

William Ross Proctor 1,500 

Miss Emily F. Southmayd. 1,500 

Miss Annie Burr Jennings. 1,250 

William Isaac Walker 

Andrew Carnegie 

Charles Deering 

James Douglas 

Charles W. Harkness 

Edward S. Harkness 

Mrs. E. Henry Harriman. . 

William Rockefeller 

Mrs. Russell Sage 

Mrs. William B. Dinsmore 



The New Site of the New York Gen. and Biog, Society. 


George F. Baker 500 

George Sullivan Bowdoin.. 500 

Samuel Reading Bertron.. 500 
William Bradhurst Osgood 

Field 500 

Mrs. Robert Hoc 500 

Samuel Ver Planck Hoff- 
man 500 

Charles Griswold Thomp- 
son 500 

Frederick William Vander- 

bilt 500 

Richard Henry Williams. . . 500 

{ames Stokes 400 

Irs. Anson Phelps Stokes. 300 

Felix Moritz Warburg 300 

Col. Henry Algernon Du 

Pont 250 

Mrs. Adrian Hoffman Jo- 
line 250 

Francis L. Leland 250 

Norman B. Ream 250 

William Earle Dodge 

Stokes 250 

Samuel Thorne 250 

Henry Sayre Van Duzer.. 250 

Mrs. James M. Varnum 250 

Mrs. Edwin Henry Weath- 

erbee 250 

Edward Dean Adams 200 

iames Benedict 200 
Irs. Amory Sibley Car- 
hart 200 

Mrs. F. A. Constable 200 

Mrs. Melatiah Everett 

Dwight 200 

Ogden Mills 200 

Samuel Putnam Avery 150 

Mrs. WilUam Walter 

Phelps 150 

Hamilton Bullock Tomp- 
kins 150 

Miss Mary Livingston Wil- 

lard 110 

A Life Member 100 

A Life Member 100 

Dwight Brainard Baker 100 

William Delavan Baldwin. . 100 
Mrs. Thomas Smith Bass- 
ford 100 

Col. George Clinton Bat- 

cheller 100 

Willard Goldthwaite Bixby 100 

Elihu Dwight Church 100 

Banyer Clarkson 100 

Edmund Cogswell Con- 
verse 100 

Rev. John Cornell 100 

William Nelson Cromwell. 100 

Mrs. W. Bayard Cutting.. 100 

Eugene Delano 100 

Chauncey M. Depew 100 

Mrs. George Gosman De 

Witt 100 

Henry Russell Drowne 100 

Miss Adelia A. Dwight.... 100 

Ellsworth Everett Dwight. 100 

Austin Barclay Fletcher... 100 

Charles Anthony Fowler.. 100 

Elbridge Thomas Gerry... 100 

Henry Pierson Gibson .... 100 

Mrs. James Hamilton Gill. . 100 

Charles Albert Gould 100 

Capt. Richard Henry Greene 100 

Mrs. William L. Harkness. 100 

Abraham Hatfield, Jr 100 

John Gerald Hilliard 100 

Clayton Wood Holmes... 100 
Mrs. John Stewart Ken- 
nedy 100 

William Adams Kissam 100 

Woodbury Gersdorf Lang- 
don 100 

Charles Lanier 100 

Marshall Clifford Lefferts.. 100 

Douglas Merritt 100 

R. Burnham Moffat 100 

Mrs. Russell Wellman 

Moore 100 

George Austin Morrison, 

Sr 100 

George Austin Morrison, 

Jr 100 

Hopper Striker Mott 100 

Mrs. Henry Fairfield Os- 

born 100 

John E. Parsons 100 

Howland Pell 100 

Lloyd Phoenix 100 

Moses Taylor Pyne 100 

Henry Cole Qumby 100 

Mrs. Whitelaw Reid 100 

Philip Rhinelander 100 

Thomas Jackson Oakley 

Rhinelander 100 

William Salomon 100 

Isaac N. Seligman 100 

Lawrence Eugene Sexton.. 100 
Thomas Townsend Sher- 
man 100 

Mrs. William Watts Sher- 
man 100 

Mrs. Frank Sullivan Smith. 100 

James Speyer 100 

Francis Lynde Stetson.... 100 

Charles Dickinson Stickney 100 

John Edwin Stillwell, M. D. 100 

Mrs. Willard D. Straight.. 100 

Walter Lispenard Suydam. 100 

James Talcott 100 

Henry Richmond Taylor.. 100 

John Reynolds Totten 100 

Joseph Tuckerman Tower. 100 

Dr. Ira Otis Tracy 100 

John L Waterbury 100 


The New Site of the New York Gen, and Biog. Society, 


Edward Motley Weld 100 

Mrs. Anna Chesebrough 

Wildcy 100 

Howard Willets 100 

F. W. Woolworth 100 

Tobias Alexander Wright. . 100 
Royden Woodward Vos- 

burgh 65 

Prof. Bashford Dean SO 

Henry Membry Western 

Eastman 50 

Edward Courtland Gale 50 

Alister Greene 50 

Roland Knoedler 50 

Mrs. Frederick Larned Os- 
good 50 

Mrs. William Hunt Perry.. 50 

William Poillon 50 

Charles Hobby Pond 50 

F. Augustus Schermerhorn 50 

Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard.... 50 
Mrs. , George Beekman 

Sheppard , 50 

Alexander McMillan Welch 50 

John Stilwell Applegate 25 

John Winthrop Auchincloss 25 

James Cunningham Bishop 25 

Charles Moore Bleecker... 25 

George Blumenthal 25 

Mrs. Harry Samuel Bowen 25 
Ronald Edgar Ketchum 

Brown 25 

Edward Guyre Burgess.... 25 

{ohn Caldwell Calhoun.... 25 

lermann Henr^ Cammann 25 

{ohn Adams Cfhurch 25 

lenry Clews 25 

Maturin Livingston Dela- 

field 25 

Miss Grace H. Dodge 25 

Richard Everett Dwight... 25 

Dr. William Kirby Dwight. 25 

Lawrence Bogert Elliman . . 25 

Henry Lane Eno 25 

Winchester Fitch 25 

Mrs. Montague Flagg 25 

William Edwards Fulton.. 25 

Merrill Williams Callaway ... 25 

David Gardiner 25 

John Milton Gardner 25 

Frederick Keily Gaston. ... 25 

Frank Scott Gerrish 25 

Franklin Ludwi^ Gunther. . 25 

John Peter Hames 25 

Richard Hockman Handley 25 

Bayard Hawthorne 25 

Mrs. Levi Holbrook 25 

Mrs. Edwin Babcock 

Holden 25 

Rev. George Clarke Hough- 
ton, D. D 25 

Smith Ely JelliflFe, M. D.. . . 25 

Mrs. George Walker Jen- 
kins 25 

Charles Landon Jones 25 

Frank Browne Keech 25 

William Henry LeflFerts 25 

Philip Livingston 25 

Alrick Hubbel Man 25 

Frederick Gregory Mather. 25 

Robert Maxwell 25 

Henry W. Munroe 25 

Rev. Thomas White Nick- 

erson 25 

Andrew Joseph Onderdonk 25 

Mrs. Ansel Oppenheim. . . 25 

Mrs. Charles Parsons 25 

Henry Parsons 25 

Miss Cornelia Prime 25 

Mrs. Erastus Gay lord Put- 
nam 25 

Hector Craig Fitz Ran- 
dolph 25 

Robert Latimer Redfield... 25 

Herman Ridder 25 

Mrs. Charles Francis Roe . . 25 

William Ross 25 

Mrs. Charles Lincoln Sea- 
bury 25 

Philip Henry Waddell 

Smith 25 

William Frederick StoflFord 25 

John De Witt Sterry 25 

Erastus Theodore Tefft 25 

Mrs. George Winslow 

Thacher 25 

Harry Bates Thayer 25 

Jonathan Thome 25 

Frank Tilford 25 

Henry Graff Trevor 25 

Evert Jansen Wendell 25 

Horace White 25 

Mrs. George Luther Whit- 
man 25 

John Jabez Williams 25 

Miss Helen Beach 20 

William Seton Gordon 20 

Francis Le Roy Satterlee, 

M. D 20 

Thomas B. Clarke 20 

Dr. John Hendley Barnhart 15 

Charles Harold Floyd 15 

Miss Emma Habicht Lock- 
wood 15 

Arthur Charles Rounds.... 15 

A Non Member 10 

Mrs. Albro Akin 10 

Frederick Innis Allen 10 

Dr. Lemuel Bolton Bangs.. 10 

Henry Wyckoff Belknap. . . 10 

Charles Best Benson 10 

Andrew Arthur Benton 10 

William Denton Bloodgood 10 

Charles F. Bostwick 10 

Mrs. Henry Snowden Bouron 10 


The New SiU ofthi New York Gen, and Biog, Society. 


Mrs. William Brookfield... 10 

John Denison Champlin. . . 10 

Charles Thomas Church... 10 

James Austin Church 10 

Albert Edward Cowdrey.. 10 

Henry Everett Darling 10 

Mrs. William Gilbert Da- 
vies 10 

George Toffey Davis 10 

Edward Coleman Delafield 10 

John Ross Delafield 10 

William Maison du Bois... 10 

John Steward Durand 10 

Webster Cummings Estes. 10 

James Francis Fargo 10 

William Congdell Fargo... 10 

Arnold William Francis ... 10 

Richard Butler Glaenzer.. 10 

Mrs. J. Warren Goddard. . . 10 

Charles Edward Goodhue.. 10 

De Forest Grant 10 

Robert Hager 10 

Miss Sarah Cooper Hewitt 10 

A. Howard Hopping 10 

Orrin Reynolds Judd 10 

Richard Kalish, M. D 10 

John Qapperton Kerr 10 

William Mattoon King 10 

Judson Alexander Lamon.. 10 
Tohn Burling Lawrence. . . . 10 
Mrs. James Marsland Law- 
ton 10 

Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton.. 10 

James Henr^ Lea 10 

Edward Livmgston Ludlow 10 

Spencer Percival Mead 10 

William Nelson 10 

Miss Catherine Norwood.. 10 
Miss Margaret Morris Nor- 
wood 10 

Howland Haggerty Pell... 10 

Edward Bunnell Phelps 10 

John Buckley Pine 10 

Edward Truex Piatt 10 

Mrs. Isaac Hull Piatt 10 

Franklin Atkins Plummer. . 10 

Charles Pryer 10 

Josiah Collins Ptmipelly. . . 10 

William Alfred Robbins... 10 

Edmund Cook Sargeant. ... 10 

Miss Marion Scofield 10 

Mrs. Edward Searle 10 

Abel L Smith 10 

Charles Wadhams Stevens, 

M. D 10 

Charles Delamater Vail 10 

Jeremiah Rutger Van Brunt 10 
Miss Kathlyne Knicker- 

backer Viele 10 

Walter Phelps Warren 10 

Miss Julia Chester Wells.. 10 
Mrs. William Hartmann 

Woodin 10 

Edwin Dean Worcester 10 

Wilbur Fenelon Young 10 

Orville Burnell Acker ly. ... 5 

William Benford Aitken 5 

Miss Lucy Dubois Akerly.. 5 

Lucius Barnes Barbour. ... 5 

Miss Frances Baxter 5 

William Sohier Bryant 

M. D 5 

Mrs. Harry Conrad Chris- 

tianson 5 

Franklin W. Christman. .. . 5 

Francis Timothy Cuddy... 5 

Mrs. Theodore de Laporte 5 

M. O. Dellplain 5 

Mrs. William Alexander 

Ewing 5 

Mrs. William E. Fuller.... 5 

Marshall Winslow Greene. 5 

Francis Butler Griffin 5 

Mrs. John Jasper Heely... 5 
Mrs. Augustus Thatcher 

Holbrook 5 

G. Fortunatus Judah 5 

Reid Alexander Kathan 5 

William Judson Lamson, 

M. D 5 

Clarence Ettienne Leonard 5 
Miss Charlotte Lucia Liv- 
ingston 5 

Henry Chapman Needham. . 5 

William Russell Prall, Sr... S 

Rev. S. Ward Righter 5 

Ferdinand Van Dervecr 

Sanf ord 5 

Mrs. Ruth R. M. See 5 

Frank Dempster Sherman. 5 

Henry Brengler Shope 5 

Rev. William Jones Skill- 
man 5 

Miss Anne Elizabeth 

Smith 5 

Mrs. George Thomas Ste- 
vens 5 

Selah Brewster Strong.... 5 

George Newell Vanderbilt. 5 

Henry Alson Ward, M. D.. 5 

Mrs. Nathan Herbert Weed 5 

Alain Campbell White.... S 

William Ra3miond Wilde.. 5 

Louis Benjamin Wilson .... 5 

Charles Keeler Winslow. . . 5 

Miss Nettie Barnum Eells.. 2 

Francis Johnstone Hopson 2 

Emory Delos Lapham 2 

William Scott Lyon 2 

Mrs. Katherine Searle Mc- 
Cartney 2 

William QiflFord Moore 2 

Total 165,110 

1 76 The New Site of the New York Gen. and Biog, SocUty. [April 

Notices from the Press. 

The newspapers in New York gave in January particulars 
of the purchase of the new site. Below are printed extracts from 
the articles in the New York Times and in the New York Evening 


The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society purchased a site 
for a new home yesterday at 122 to 126 East 58th Street, between Park and 
Lexington Avenues. The site is now occupied by three four-story private 
dwellings covering a frontage of 57 feet by 100 feet in depth. The house at 
122 was bought from Prof. Alexander Lambert and the two others were 
purchased from Henry B. Anderson. Although no plans for the new struc- 
ture have been prepared, it is understood that building operations will begin 
at an early date, as the present home of the Society, at 2^ West 58th Street, 
near Broadway, has for many years been too small for its needs. 

It was just a year ago diat the Society closed a campaign to raise a 
building fund of $65,000. The late T. Pierpont Morgan, several months 
before his death, offered to contribute $10,000 toward the fund provided the 
members raise $55,000. In January the Society announced that the required 
sum had been obtained. Since that time several sites have been under 
consideration. The East 58th Street site was obtained several weeks ago by 
Pease & Elliman. 

The site is in the growing clubhouse district, between Fifth and Park 
Avenues, just north of 59th Street On the Fifth Avenue comer of 62nd 
Street the new home of the Knickerbocker Oub is nearing completion. The 
Metropolitan Qub is at 60th Street, and at Park Avenue and 62nd Street, 
the northwest comen the new home of the Colony Qub is being erected. A 
short time ago the Calumet Qub left its old lower Fifth Avenue home for 
the former H. B. Hollins residence in 56th Street, just off Fifth Avenue. The 
Grolier Oub, which recently sold its present home in 32nd Street, near 
Madison Avenue, is looking for a convenient site further uptown, and sd- 
though no purchase has yet been made, it may join this new east side club 
centre. Opposite the site just purchased are die Liederkranz Oub and a 
public library branch building. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society was organized 
forty-six years ago, and its first home was at 124 West 54th Street, the 
residence of the Vice-President, Dr. David Parsons Holden. Several re- 
movals were made until 1896, when the present home at 226 West 58th Street 
was presented to the Society by Mrs. Elizabeth Underbill Coles. A fireproof 
addition, with a large assembly hall, was erected in the rear about ten years 

The steady growth in membership and the large acquisitions to the 
library made it necessary to look for larger quarters. The late Mr. Mor- 
gan's offer of $10,000 started the building campaign, and among the con- 
tributors were John D. Rockefeller, Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson. James 
J. Goodwin, the late Mrs. Henry Draper, Andrew Carnegie, Miss Emily F. 
Southmayd, Mrs. E. H. Harriman, William Rockefeller, Mrs. Russell Sage, 
Edward S. Harkness, Charles Harkness, William R. Proctor, and Frederick 
W. Vanderbilt. 

The Society has a library of more than 20,000 volumes, almost ex- 
clusively devoted to genealogy and local history. 

—New York Times, Jan, i';,igij. 


To erect a larger home for its growing activities, the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society has purchased the old dwellings at 122, 124 

191 Sj ^^rly SettUrs of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 177 

and 126 East 58th Street, from Henry B. Anderson and Prof. Alexander 
Lambert The site, 57 x 100.5, was obtained through Pease & Elliman, and 
will be improved with a fund started last year, and to which the late J. P. 
Morgan, who was a life member, subscribed $10,000. Other contributors 
include John D. Rockefeller, Mrs. Russell Sage, George F. Baker, Andrew 
Carnegie, James Junius Goodwin, Mrs. E. H. Harriman, and Mrs. Frederick 
F. Thompson. The Society, organized about forty-six years ago, is now 
housed in 226 West 58th Street, and has one of the finest and largest 
biographical libraries in this country. 

The Society's first home was at 124 West 54th Street, the residence of 
the vice-president, Dr. David Parsons Holton, and later it moved to 54 East 
25th Street, the home of the corresponding secretary and librarian, Dr. 
William Frederic Holcombe. Subsequent locations were at Mott Memorial 
Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, the Berkeley Lyceum, in West 44th Street, and in 
1896 the Society moved to its present home, 226 West 58th Street, which it 
owns. A fireproof addition was built ten years ago, but the growth of the 
Society in recent years has been so marked that it has been found absolutdy 
necessary to secure larger quarters. 

The Society publishes a 100-page quarterljr magazine which has been in 
continuous existence since 1869. Ilie new building will enable the Society 
to enlarge its libranr and to form a collection of portraits of distinguished 
Americans.— AT. K Evening Post, Jan. 18, iQij. 



Copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodore A. Legoett 

by A. Hatfield, Jr. 

(Continued from Vol. XLVI, p. 79> of the Rbcord.) 

139. Esther* Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
born March 31, 1795; ^^^^ Feb. 14, 1820. Married July 8, 1818, 

Joseph W. Corlies, born ; died 1860; son of Briton and Sarah 

Corlies of Shrewsbury, N. J. 

We have no record of any children to Joseph W. and Esther 
(Leggett) Corlies. Joseph W. Corlies married (2) Nov. 10, 182 j, 

Lydia L. Titus, born , 1797; died Nov. 2, 1869, and had: 

Alfred W., b. Dec. 5, 1826; Joseph W., b. March i, 1829; Eliza- 
beth, b. ^ 1832; d. June 7, 1832. 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

Correction of record of descent of Charles Leggett (No. 67). 
(Note by compiler.) 

As was noted in vol. 45, p. 375, under Thomas* Leggett (No. 
23), the statement made by Rev. T. A. Leggett that Charles 
Leggett was a son of Thomas* Leggett, had not been proved to 
the satisfaction of the compiler, but lacking proof to the con* 
trary, the records were put in as they stood, with a querv as to 
their correctness. Since the publication of these records, the 

I 78 Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y, [April 

descent of Charles* Leggett (No. 67) has been established; 
records have been found which prove him to have been the son 
of Isaac* Leggett (No. 24) and his wife, Hannah Wiggins. The 
corrected records are as follows (beginning with Isaac* Leggett, 
p. 376): 

24. Isaac* Leggett (Gabriel,* GabrielM, born at West Farms, 

; died , before 1781; marriea Feb. 2, 1761, Hannah 


Child I (Leggett), a son: 

+67 i. Charles,* b. Sept. 17, 1762; d. Aug. 14, 1834; m. Phebc 
Williams. (As it is not possible to change the num- 
bers throughout the line, we are merely transferring 
No. 67 from its former place under Thomas* Leggett, 
to this, the proper place for the record of Charles.) 


New York Marriages, p. 229. 
Friends* Records, Queensbury, N. Y. 
Notable Americans, vol. 6. 

67. (Vol. 46, p. 70.) Charles* Leggett ^Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gab- 
riel*), born at Westchester, Sept. 17, 1762; died at Chester, Warren 
Co., N. Y., death recorded at Queensbury, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1834, 
aged 72 years, 10 months, 28 days; married Phebe Williams (or 

Children 8 (Leggett), 4 sons and 4 daughters: 



Isaac,* b. ; d. ; m. Mary Strong. 



Benjamin, b. ; d. ; m. . 



Samuel, b. ; d. ; m. . 

+ i42a 


Wilson, b. ; d. ; m. Eunice Haight. 



Hannah, b. ; d. ; m. Stephen Brown. 

+ 142C 


Rebecca, b. ; d. ; m. Isaac Starbuck. 

+ i42d 


Mary, b. ; d. ; m. Benjamin Battey. 



Susannah, b. ; d. ; m. Feb. 4, 1824, Samuel 

Peasley, son of Micajah and Jane Peasley of Peru, 
Clinton Co., N. Y. (No further record.) 

The record of birth of Charles* Leggett is taken from the 
death record, as found in the Friends' Records of Queensbury, 
Warren Co., N. Y., the record reading as follows: "Charles 
Leggett, died 14-8-1834, aged 72 years, 10 months, 28 days, of 
Isaac and Hannah;*' thus establishing both the date of his birth 
and his parentage. We do not find the maiden name of his wife 
amongst the Friends* Records, but in the biographical sketch of 
General Mortimer D. Leggett {^Notable Americans^ vol. 6), it is 
stated that he, Mortimer, was the grandson of Charles Leggett 
and Phebe Williams; but the fact that one and probably the 
the eldest of their sons was named " Wilson ** might indicate that 
her name was not Williams but Wilson. 

The arrangement of the children is probably not the correct 
one, but failing any birth dates, the three sons named by Rev. T. 
A. Leggett are ^iven first, and the others arranged according to 
the dates of their marriages. The record of Isaac*s marriage is 

!9i5'l Early Settlers of West Farms, WesUhester County, N. Y. 1 79 

from the biography mentioned above, but it is probable that 
Wilson was the eldest son, and Isaac one of the younger children. 
The names of Benjamin and Samuel are only found in Rev. Mr. 
Leggctt's record. 

In the marriage records of their children, Charles and Phebe 
arc called "of Chester, Warren Co., N. Y." Nov. i, 1838, Phebe 
Leggett removed to Scipio, Cajruga Co., N. Y., where her daughter 
Hannah, wife of Stephen Brown was then living. No record of 
the death of Phebe Leggett, widow of Charles has been found. 

AuTHOKinEs : 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Lezgett. 

Fricnas' Records, Qaeensbury, Warren Co., N. Y. 

Friends' Records, Hudson, Columbia Co., N. Y. 

Notable Americans, vol. 6. 

140. Isaac* Leggett (Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
bom ; d. ; resided for a time in or near Ithaca, N. Y., re- 
moved to eastern Ohio in 1836, and settled on a farm. He married 
Mary Strong, daughter of James Strong and Eleanor Denton. 

Children? (Leggett), a son, and probably other children: 
+as4 i. Mortimer Dormer,* b. April 19, 1821; d. Jan. 6, 1896; 
m. (i) Marilla Wells; m. (2) Weltha Post. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

National Cychpadia of American Bio^afihy, vol. 2, p. 350. 

Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 

142. Samuel* Leggett (Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*^, 

bom ; died ; married . We have no records of his 

wife's name or parentage. 

Children 4 (Leggett), 3 sons and i daughter: 
Isaac,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

John, b. \ d. ; m. . 
Lichard W., b. — »— '; d. — — ; m. -, 

Lydia, b. — »— ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

142 A. Wilson* Leggett (Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 

bom ; d. ; resided at Hudson, Columbia Co., N. Y., at 

time of marriage; removed to Chester, N. Y., 1815. He married, 
at Hudson, Aug. 24, 1809, Eunice Haight, daughter of David and 
Phebe Haight of Chatham. 

Children ? (Leggett), 2 daughters, and possibly other children, 

i. Eliza Ann,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

ii. Ruth, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Authorities : 
Friends* Records, Hudson, Columbia Co., N. Y, 

142B. Hannah* Liggett (Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 

bom ; d. ; married at Chester, Warren Co., N. Y., March 

7, 1810, Stephen Brown, son of Justus and Desire Brown of 
Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y. They removed to Scipio, Cajruga 
Co., N. Y., Feb. 2, 1837. 









l8o Early Settlers of West Farms, WestchesUr C<mnfy, N. K [April 

Children 7 (Brown), 3 sons and 4 daughters: 

1. Phebe L./ b. ; d. ; m. . 

ii. Lidia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

iii. Hulda, b. ; d. ; m. . 

iv. Benjamin W., b. ; d. ; m. . 

V. David, b. ; d. ; m. . 

vi. Isaac L., b. ; d. ; m. . 

vii. Abigail, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Authorities : 
Friends* Records, Queensbury, N. Y. 

142c. Rebecca* Leggett (Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 

born at Saratoga. Saratoga Co., N. Y., Sept. 9, 1791; died ; 

married, at Chester, Warren Co., N. Y., April 7, 1813, Isaac Star- 
buck, born at Stillwater, Saratoga County, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1787; 
died at Hartland, Niagara Co., N. Y., March 22, 1844; son of 
James and Content Starbuck. They removed to Scipio, Cayuga 
Co., 1815, and from there to Hartland, Niagara Co., N. Y., about 

Children 8 (Starbuck), 3 sons and 5 daughters: 

i. William,* b. at Chester, Aug. 30, 1813; d. ; m. , 

ii. James, b. at Scipio, Sept. 5, 1815; d. ; m. . 

iii. Charles L., b. at Scipio, Jan. 23, 1817; d. ; m. . 

iv. Phoebe C, b. at Hartland, March 30, 1820; d. ; 

m. . 

V. Delia, b. Oct. 28, 1824; d. ; m. . 

vi. Ariadne, b. July 3, 1825; d. ; m. . 

vii. Susan E., b. May 8, 1828; d. ; m. . 

viii. Harriet, b. Dec. 27, 1831; d. . 

Friends* Records, Queensbury, Warren Co,, N. Y. 
Friends' Records, Hartland, Niagara Co., N. V. 

142D. Mary* Leggett ^Charles,* Isaac,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), bom 

; died ; marriea at Chester, Warren Co., N. Y., July 10, 

1816, Benjamin Battey, son of Nicholas and Thankful Battev, of 
Starksborough, Addison Co., Vt. They, with six minor chilareuy 
were granted removal certificate from Queensbury, N, Y., to 
Richland, Oswego Co., N. Y., Dec. 29, 1831. 
Children 6 (Battey), 2 sons and 4 daughters: 

i. Susan L.,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

ii. Lydia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

iii. Phebe L., b. ; d. ; m. . 

iv. Isaac Newton, b. ; d. ; m. . 

V. Benjamin Wilson, b. March 12, 1828; d. ; m. . 

vi. Ruth Leggett, b. Dec. 26, 1829; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, Queensbury, N. Y. 

143. Mary* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), bom 

Jan. 10, 1779; died ; married Joseph Bowne. 

Children 7 (Bowne), 5 sons and 2 daughters: 

igiS-l Early SettUrs of West Farms, WestchesUr County, N. Y. i8l 

as9 i. Richard/ b. ; d. ; m. . 

a6o ii. Abigail, b. ; d. ; m. . 

261 iii. Samnely b. ; d. ; m 

262 iv. Rebecca, b. ; d. ; 1 

263 V. George, b. ; d. ; m 

264 vi. Joseph, b. ; d. ; m 

26s vii. William, b. ; d 




Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Kev. T. A. Leggett. 

145. Samuel* Lbggett (Isaac,* Thomas,' Gabriel," Gabriel*), 
bom April 4, 1783; died when quite a young man, though the 

exact date is not known; married Susanna . His widow 

married (a) a Mr. Hare. 

Children 2 (Leggett) daughters: 

266 i. Mary,* b. ; d. ; m. LeBaron Goodwin. 

267 ii. Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. Isaac Deuel. 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

146. Isaac* Leggett (Isaac,^ Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), born 
March 3, 1784; died Dec. 21, 1857; married Nancy Russell. 

Children 8 (Leggett), 4 sons and 4 daughters: 

268 i. Eliza,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

269 ii. Samuel, b. ; d. ; m. . 

270 iii. Lydia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

271 iv. Peleg, b. ; d. ; m. . 

272 V. Rebecca, b. ; d. ; m. . 

273 vi. Alfred, b. ; d. ; m. • 

274 vii. Barnabas, b. ; d. ; m. . 

275 viii. Mary Ann, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Kev. T. A. Leggett 

147. Benjamin* Leggett (Isaac,^ Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
bom Feb. 2, 1786; died ; married Rebecca . Ben- 
jamin Leggett resided in Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
Children 5 (Leggett), 4 sons and i daughter: 

276 i. John,* b. ; d. in infancy. 

277 ii. Isaac, b. ; d. ; m. . 

278 iii. Edward, b. ; d. ; m. . 

279 iv. Charity, b. ; d. ; m. . 

280 V. John, D. ; d. ; m. 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

148. Joseph* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel"), bom 

Jan. I, 1788; died ; married Fanny Johnson. 

Children 6 (Leggett), 3 sons and 3 daughters: 

281 i. George A.,* b. ; d. Aug. 16, 1902; m. . 


1 82 Early Settlers of West Farms, WesUhester County, N. Y. [April 
282 ii. Jane, b. ; d. — ; m. 

283 lii. Rebecca, b. ; d. ; m. 

284 iv. Edwin, b. ; d. ; m. — 

285 V. Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. 

286 vi. Isaac, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

149. Abraham* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
bom Jan. 13, 1790; died Nov. 25, 1861. He married May 26, 1813, 
Sarah Deuel, born March 25, 1792; died May 14, 1875; daughter 
of Abner Deuel and Abigail Tripp, who were bom at Dartmouth, 
Mass., married there in 1780; removed to White Creek, Washing- 
ton Co., N. Y., in 1800, and in 1809 to Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

Children 7 (Leggett), 4 sons and 3 daughters: 
+287 i. Abraham William,* b. Sept. 15, 1814; d. Dec. 6, 1899; 

m. Phebe Briggs. 
-1-288 ii. Mary P., b. Nov. 13, 1818; d. March 28, 1885; m. 

Charles F. Swain. 
-^289 iii. Maria W., 1 b. Aug. a6, i8ao; d. Jan. 6, 1853; m. Zebu- 
> twins. Ion Mott. 

290 iv. Rosanna, ) b. Aug. 36, 1820; d. Sept. i, 1830. 

291 V. Robert H., b. April a8, 1825; d. June 7, 1826. 

-^292 vi. Joseph B., b. Jan. 14, 1828; d. July 25, 1894; m. Alice 
E. Marks. 

293 vii. John (H.), b. June 2, 1835; d. June 22, 1909; m. . 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

150. John* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), born 
Jan. I, 1792; died Jan. 28, 1849; married at Troy, N. Y., Nov. 6, 
1823, Sarah H, Arnold, born Aug. 7, 1795; died July 25, 1873, 
aged 78 years. 

Children 5 (Leggett), 2 sons and 3 daughters: 
394 i. Maria A.,* b. Jan. 29, 1825; d. May 24, 1891, unm. 

295 ii. Mary B., b. Sept. 9, 1826; d. Jan. 23, 1887, unm. 

296 iii. James K., b. Nov. 13, 1828 (Friends' Record, Nov. 8, 

1827); d. July 17, 1885; m. . 

297 iv. Elizabeth A., b. Nov. 11, 1830; d. June 26, 1839. 

298 V. Isaac G., b. Aug. 13, 1833; d. Oct. 23, 1887; m. . 

Friends' Records, New York City, 
Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Kev. T. A. Leggett. 

153. Rebecca I.* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 
born Nov. 14, 1797; died May 27, 1857. She married at West- 
chester, Oct. 20, 1819, Andrew Dorland, born July 2, 1794; died 
April 9, 1883; son of Samuel and Rebecca Dorland. Andrew 
Dorland was a Friend, and was for many years minister of the 
Friends' Meetings in Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
Children 7 (Dorland), 4 sons and 3 daughters: 

1915.] Early Settlers of West Farms, WesUhesur County, N. Y, 183 

299 i. Maria L.,* b. Oct. 13, 1820; d. April 12, 1886; tn. . 

300 ii. Charlotte F., b. April 16, 1822; d. Feb. 21, 1881; 

m. . 

301 iii. William L., b. Feb. 2, 1824; d. April 22, 1887; m. . 

302 iv. Edward H., b. March 2, 1826; d. Sept. 8, 1901; 

m. . 

303 V. Philip S., b. Dec. 13, 1834; d. ; m. 

304 vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21, 1836; d. June 24, 1856, unm. 

305 vii. Isaac L., b. Feb. 24, 1838; d. Feb. 7, 1908; m. . 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

154. RosANNA P.* Leggett (Isaac/ Thomas,* GabrieV Gabriel"), 
bom Oct. 27, 1799; died Dec. 23, 1868. She married Aug. 14, 

1822, Robert M. Hicks, born March 15, i793(?); died ; son 

of Benj. and Mary Hicks(?). (The Friends' marriage record of 
Robert M. Hicks and Rosanna P. Leggett states that he was the 
son of Benjamin, deceased, and Mary Hicks of North Hemp- 
stead, L. I.; in the Friends' births we find Robert of Isaac and 
Sarah born, 15 day, 3 month, 1793, which is the date of birth 
which Mr. John Leggett gives.) 

Children 5 (Hicks), 2 sons and 3 daughters: 

306 i. Maria L.,* b. April 17, 1823; d. ; m. (i) 

Valk; m. (2^ Courtney. 

307 ii. Matilda, b. Nov. 15, 1824; d. March 3, 1884; m. 

Richard F. Haviland, b. Dec. 5, 1819; d. Oct. 4, 1898; 
and had two children, Maria L., and Robert H. 

308 iii. Benjamin L., b. ; d. ; m. . 

309 iv. Willett, b. Nov. 4, 1831; d. ; m. . 

310 V. Elizabeth, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family Record of Kev. T. A. Leggett 

155. Maria* Leggett (Isaac,^ Thomas,* Gabriel,* GabrielM, bom 
Sept. 13, 1803; died Jan. 8, 1882. She married Israel Watson, 
bom Sept. 15, 1797; died Sept. 12, 1869. 

Children 7 (Watson), i son and 6 daughters: 

311 i. Emmeline A.,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

312 ii. Jemima H., b. ; d. ; m. . 

313 iii. Amelia C, b. ; d. ; m. . 

314 iv. William, b. ; d. ; m. . 

315 V. Marie Antoinette, b. ; d. ; m. . 

316 vi. Rebecca, b, Jan. 31, 1833; d. May 7, 1889; m. . 

317 vii. Martha V., b. ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of John Leggett. 
Family record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

156. Phoebe G.* Leggett (Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
bora Westchester, Jan. 8, 1821; died Hudson, N. Y., March 14, 

184 Early SettUrs of West Farms, Westchester County. N. V. [April 

1889. She married, in New York, April 27, 1869, Paul Bunker, 
born July 3, 1805; died Dec. 6, 1876; son of Reuben and Abigail 
Bunker. Paul and Phoebe (Leggett) Bunker had no children. 


Friends* Records. New York City. 

Family Record of John LeggeU. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

157. Samuel* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas,* Gabiiey Gabriel'), 
t>om Oct. 4, 1782; d. Jan. 5, 1847; resided in Flushing in 1840. 
He married Elizabeth Powell, bom ; died April 17, 1849. 

Children 8 (Leggett), 2 sons and 6 daughters. 

318 i. Elizabeth,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

+319 ii. Mary E., b. ; d. ; m. Barney Corse. 

+320 iii. William P., b. ; d. ; m. Sarah C. Hull. 

+321 iv. Charlotte P., b. ; d. ; m. William H. Schermer- 


322 V. Martha, b. ; d. ; m. Benjamin Cox, b. about 

1812; d. ; son of Abram and Susan (Wright) 

Cock. No issue. 

4-323 vi. Rebecca P., b. ; d. ; m. Thomas S. Willetts. 

324 vii. Margaret, b. Dec. 13, 1825; d. Oct. 11, 1831. 
+325 viii. Samuel, b. Sept. 10, 1828; d. ; m. Ann Eliza . 

Bolton. R., History of Westchester, vol. 2, p. 446. 
Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

158. Joseph* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* Gabriel'), 
bom Jan. s, 1785; died before Nov. i, 1852. He married, about 
1808, Elizabeth Jenkins. 

Children 6 (Leggett), 3 sons and 3 daughters: 

James Shaw,* b. Sept. 14, 1809; d. ; m. . 

Caroline, b. April 15, 1811; d. Jan. 4, 1833, aged 21 

illiam Jenkins, ) b. July 17, 1813; d. Aug. 19, 1818; 
\ twins. aged 5 years. 

m. Lewis W. Sturtevant. 

330 V. Sally Ann, b. ; d. ; m. Gustavus A. Benson. 

No issue. 

331 vi. Edward William, b. June 19, 1818; d. Peb. 3, 1828; 

aged 9 years. 

Joseph* Leggett was a merchant in New York City during a 
part of his life, but in his will he calls himself '' late of Phila- 
delphia.'' In his will, dated Oct. 4, 1850, proved, New York, 
Nov. 1, 1852, he mentions his wife, Elizabeth^ daughter Sally Ann 
Leggett ^so that she was probably not married at that date), son 
James Snaw Leggett, and his late father, Thomas Leggett. 
Executors: his brother-in-law, George S. Fox, and his friend, 
Joseph Walker. 


Bolton, R«, History of Westchester, vol. 2, p. 446. 







Mary Haight, ) b, July 17, 1813; d. July 21, 1849; 

1915.] Early SeUlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N, Y, 1 85 

Friends* Records, New York City. 

New York City Surrogate's Office. Wills. Liber 106, p. 63. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

159. Charlotte* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas/ Gabriel,* Gab- 
riel*), bom August I a, 1787; died June i, 187 1; married June 9, 
1808, William W. Fox, born Sept. a6, 1783; died March i, 1861. 
William W. Pox was a son of George Fox and his first wife, Lydia. 

Children 3 (Pox), 2 sons and i daughter: 

33a i. George S.,* bom Nov. 6, 1809; d. ; m. Oct. 9, 

i833» Maria Clark, b. Jan. 31, i8ia; d. July 8, 1836; 
dau. of Benjamin and Deborah M. Clark, and had: 
j[i) William W., b. Aug. aa, 1834; d. March. 9, 187 1, no 
issue, (a) Sarah, b. Dec. 34, 1835; d. May aa, 1836. 

333 ii. Thomas Leggett, b. Oct. 6, 181 1; d. Feb. 5, 1853, unm. 

334 iii. Mary Lydia, b. March 15, i8i6; d. Dec. a9, 1897; m. 

, i836(?), Francis A. Tiflfany of Boston, and had: 

li) George P., b. April 5, 1837; d. Feb. la, 1868, unm. 
(a) Lyman, b. May ai. 1838; m. Sarah Stanton, and 
has five children. (3) Francis, b. Nov. 2$^ 1839; d. 
March 19, 1868, unm. (4) Henry Dyer, b. Dec. 13, 
1841; m. Caroline C. Poxhurst, and has six children. 
($\ Charlotte, b. Sept. i, 1843; ni. Miner Trowbridge. 
(6) Mary P., b. May 9, 1847; d. Sept. a;, 1885; m. 
George P. Tucker, and had one son. (^y Isabella, 
b. Nov. s, 1850; d. May aa, 1887; m. Charles P. 
Perry, and had six sons. 

Bolton, R., History of Westchester, vol. 2, p. 446. 

Friends' Records, New York City. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

160. William Haight* Leggett (Thomas,^ Thomas,* Gabriel,* 
Gabriel'), bom April 15, 1789; resided at Rosebank, West Farms; 
died Dec. a a, 1863. William H. Leggett married at the Brick 
Presbjrterian Church, New York City, Dec. a8, 1814, Margaret 

Children 9 (Leggett), 8 sons and i daughter: 
+335 i. Catherine Maria,' b. ; d. ; m. before 1861, 

William M. Allen. 

+33^ ii- Jp^° W-> ^' y ^- about 1887; m. Mary E. . 

+337 iii- Francis W., b. ; d. , 1907; m. Laura Acker. 

+338 iv. Augustus W., b. ; d. ; m. Eliza Seaman. 

+339 V. Edward W., b. ; d. ; m. Susan Post. 

+340 vi. Samuel M., b. ; d. ; m. Julia Coles. 

341 vii. William H., Jr., b. Oct. a, i8a7; d. June 8, 1839, aged 

I yr., 8 mo. 

+34a viii. Thomas B., b. ; d. ; m. Sarah Huggins. 

+343 ix. George P., b. ; d. , 1887; m. Charlotte L. 

William H. Leggett was a merchant in New York City, and a 
very wealthy man for his day. In his will, dated Oct. at, 1861, 
proved in New York, Jan. 19, 1864, he makes bequests to his wife, 


1 86 Early StUiers of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. [April 

Margaret W., daughter Catharine Maria, wife of William M. 
Allen, sons John W., Francis W., Augustus W., Edward W., 
Samuel M., Thomas B. and George F. 


Bolton, R., History of Westchester, vol. 2, p. 446. 

New York Surrogate's Office. Wills. Liber 152, p. 194. 

Friends* Records, New York City. 

Records of the Brick Church, New York City. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

162. Thomas* Leggett, called Thomas, Jr. (Thomas,* Thomas,* 
Gabriel,* Gabriel*), born Tan. 30, 1793; resided in New York City, 
and later in Flushing, L. I.; died at Flushing, Jan. 8, 1865 (8-i- 
1865, according to the Friends' death records, but 1-8-1865, or 
Aug. I, according to their burial ground record). He married, as 
his first wife, April 11, 1816, Anna Farrington, bom Dec. 25, 
1793; died March 16, 1833; daughter of Walter and Mary Far- 
rington. Thomas Leggett, Jr., married secondly, Oct. 26, 1836, 
Patience Haydock. 

Children 9 (Leggett), i son and 8 daughters. By first wife: 

344 i. Walter F.,* b. Tan. 26, 1817; d. ; m. . One 

record gives his name as William F., but several 
other records give it as Walter, and it seems prob- 
able that he was so named for his mother's father. 
Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1818; d. in childhood. 
Catherine F., b. July 23, 182 1; d. March 25, i9oi,unm. 

Mary, b. ; d. ; m. Parsons. 

Sarah F., b. June 23, 1830; d. , 1905, unm, 

Anna F., b. July — , 1832; d. Feb. 10, 1833, aged 7 
By second wife: 

+350 vii. Anna Farrington, b. Aug. 10, 1837; d. ; m. Joseph 

T. Moore. 

+351 viii. Caroline H., b. Sept. 11, 1842; d. ; m. Brooks. 

+352 ix. Susan H., b. ; d. ; m. Thomas. 

Friends* Records, New York City, and Flushing, N. Y. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Bohon, R., History of Westchester, vol. 2, p. 446. 

163. Anna* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas,' Gabriel,* Gabriel"), 

bom Aug. 2, 1795; died . Anna Legeett married May 11, 1814, 

Samuel F. Mott, born Feb. 7, 1789, son of Samuel and Sarah Mott, 

Children 8 (Mott), i son and 7 daughters: 

Caroline,* b. March 26, 1815; d. , 1830. 

Margaret, b. Sept. 8, 1818; d. ; m. (1) George 

Ring; m. (2) Lindley Murray Hoffman. 

Louisa R., b. Sept. 11, 1820; d. ; m. . 

Samuel F., Jr., b. Sept. 22, 1822; d. ; m. . 

Charlotte F., b. Aug. 9, 1824; d. Aug. i, 1826. 

Emily, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Virginia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

viii. Ann Elizabeth, b. March 17, 1835; d. Jan. 19, 1842. 
























191 5 ) ^f^rly Settlers of West Farms^ Westchester County, N, Y, 187 

Authorities : 
Friends* Records, New York City, and Flushing, N. Y. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

165. Rebecca* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas/ Gabriel,' Gabriel*), 
born Feb. 7, 1799; d. April 14, 1878, aged 79 years, a months, 7 
days. She married, at Westchester, June 16, 18 19, George S. Fox, 
bom Sept. 30, 1796; died June 29, 1864, aged 67 years, 9 months; 
son of George Fox and his second wife Esther. George S. Fox was 
a half-brother to William W. Fox, who married Charlotte Leg- 
gett, sister to Rebecca. 

Children 5 (Fox), a sons and 3 daughters: 

361 i. Esther F.,* b. June 29, 1820; d. Oct. 24, 1893; m. Jan. 

II, 1849, James W. Tucker, b. \ d. ; son of 

James W. and Harriet Tucker, and had one son, 

362 ii. Eliza L., b. Aug. 10, 1822; d. April 6, 1891; m. (i^ April 

II, 1854, Benjamin Merritt, b. April i6, i8io; a. ; 

son of Nehemiah and Phebe Merritt; m. (2) as his 
second wife, June 6, 1874, Jonathan Thorne, b. 
April 20, 1801; d. Oct. 9, 1884; son of Samuel and 
Phebe Thorn of Washington, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 
Jonathan Thorne married (i) July 9, 1823, Lydia 
Ann Corse, bom Nov. 30, 1805; d. Oct. 14, 1872; 
daughter of Israel and Lydia, and sister of Barney 
Corse who m. Mary E. Leggett (No. 319^, and their 
son, Edwin Thome, m. Charlotte Pearsall (No. 366). 

363 iii. George Henry, b. Oct. 10, 1824; d. ; m. , and 

had a son, Austin G., and a daughter Rebecca. 

364 iv. William J., b. Nov. 4, 1827; d. Aug. 12, 1888; m. 

Bertha . 

365 V. Anna, b. ; d. ; m. Augustus Schell. 

Friends' Records, New York City, and Purchase, Westchester Co., N. Y. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

167. Mary* Leggett (Thomas,* Thomas,' Gabriel,* Gabriel*), 
born Jan. 13, 1803; died July 20, 1878, aged 75 years, 6 months, 
2 days, by death record. Mary Leggett married, at Westchester, 

April 14, 1824, Thomas W. Pearsall, bora Dec. 8, 1795; d. ; 

son of Edmond and Rachel Pearsall. 

Children 6 (Pearsall), 3 sons and 3 daughters: 

366 i. Charlotte,* b. Jan. — , 1825; d. July 3, 1867; m. May 6, 

1857, Edwin Thorne, b. ; d. ; son of Jona- 
than and Lydia Ann Thome, and had: (i) Thomas 
P.; (2) Chester; (3) Oakleigh. 

367 ii. Anna, b. July 29, 1826; d. ; m. . 

368 iii. Caroline, b. , 1828; d. July — , 1832, aged 4 years. 

369 iv. Edward, b. ^ 1830; d. June 6, 1832, aged 2 years, 

3 months. 

370 V. Thomas W., Jr., b. ; d. ; m. Pauline Spoflford, 

and had: (i) Charlotte T.; (2) Mary L.; (3) Paul S.; 
(4) Thomas W. 

1 88 Corrections and Additions to^ Published Genealogical Works, [April 

371 vi. Robert W., b. Aug. 30, 1833; d. May 29, 1871; m. July 
2, i860, Elizabeth W. Phelps, daughter of Thomas 
W. and Elizabeth B. Phelps, and had a son Harold. 
AuTHOsmES : 
Friends* Records, New York City, Flushing, N. Y., Purchase, N. Y. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

(To be continued.) 


Every gleaner in the field of genealogical research has met with errors in 
printed volumes which, left by themselves, carry mistaken conclusions to the 
end of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct 
such spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here 
every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies as are 
found, that due correction may be made. The authority for the statement 
must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 

25. Andrews — Andrus — Andross — Corrections and Additions. 

Miss Caulkins, in her History of Norwich^ Conn, (1866), under 
the above names (pp. 222 and 223), gives the following: "Jere- 
miah Andrews admitted 7 May, 1714. John Andrews, Sr., ad- 
mitted 1716. They were probably sons of Francis Andrews who 
died at Fairfield in 1663, ^"d in his will enumerated nine children, 
among whom were John and Jeremiah. John Andrews, Jr., ad- 
mitted 1716. John and Sarah, children of John Andross, Jr., were 
baptized July 5, 1713. David and Benjamin Andross appear also 
as inhabitants about 171 5.** 

More recent investigations have proved that this Norwich 
Andrews-Andrus family were descended from Lieut. John An- 
drews of Chebacco Parish, now Essex, Mass. John,* the eldest 
son of Lieut. John^ Andrews, bought land in 1704 on the east side 
of the Shetucket River, and removed to that place with his wife 
Judith (Belcher) and his eight children, among whom were the 
above John, Jeremiah, David and Benjamin. The descendants of 
this branch of the family have spelt the name Andrus, Andros, or 
Andross. Essex Probate Files; Norwich Land Records^ Book 2b, 
p. 909; KnowUon Ancestry^ p. 23; Norwich ToTvn Records, 
Spalding — Andrus. 

In the Spalding Memorial (1897), by Charles Warren Spaldin 

it is stated (p. 70) that Lydia, daughter of Thomas' (Joseph,* Ed- 
ward^) Spalding, born 9 Dec, 1729, married Mr. Andrus. The 
full name should be Benjamin Andrus. He was son of Benjamin* 
and Ann (Mix) Andrus (John,* Lieut. John^ Andrews). Plainfield 
Probate Records^ vol. 4, p. 266; Norwich Probate Files^ Jan. 12, 1762. 
Holmes — Andrus — Sterry. 
In Wheeler's History of Stonington^ Conn. (1900), there are some 
inaccuracies in the genealogy of the Holmes family. I give here 

IQISO CorrecHons and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. 1 89 

one correction that I am certain of. Wheeler says that Temperance 
Holmes, born 27 Jan., 1728, daughter of John and Abigail (Frink) 
Holmes, married Roger Sterry. It was Abigail, daughter of this 
same John, who married Roger Sterr>s 4 May, 1748, while Temp- 
erance married 7 Oct, 1747, Daniel Andrus. This is proved by 
the will of their father, Capt John Holmes, which is dated March 
1, 1783, and mentions daughters Temperance "Andris" (quotation 
marks are mine) and Abigail Sterry (Stonington Prob. Records). 
The parentage of this Daniel Andrus has not been positively 
proven, but the circumstantial evidence is so strong that there is 
scarcely room for doubt that he was the Daniel Andrus, baptized 
at Preston, Conn., 14 April, 1723, son of David* and Hannah 
(Haskell) Andrus (John,^ Lieut. Tohn^ Andrews of Chebacco 
Parish). Was he the father of Jucfge John Holmes Andrus, born 
in 1768, and who lived later in Danby and Pawlet, Vt.? Can any- 
one throw light on this point? 

MRS. THOMAS D. GOODELL, New Haven, Conn. 

26. Gaylord— Westcott — Correction. 

In vol. i, pp. 446-47, of the Early Connecticut Probate Records^ 
Hartford District^ idjs-iyoo^ by Manwaring, in the abstract of the 
will of Samuel Gaylord, Senior, 4th line from bottom, it reads: 
"I give to my daughter Abigail, wife oi Joseph Wascoat of Stam- 
ford," etc. 

The given mmt Joseph is in error. Abigail Gaylord married 
Daniel VJ^stcoXX, of Stamford, Conn. The release on file in the 
settlement of the Gaylord estate dated April loth, 1696, is so 
executed. This Daniel Westcott is the same Daniel who removed 
to Fairfield, Salem Co., N. J., about 1696. The signature to the 
original release on file at Hartford in the Gaylord estate settle- 
ment is the same as that affixed to his original will on file in the 
Secretary's office at Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM M. CLEVENGER, 1 7 South Stenton Place, 
Chelsea, Atlantic City, N. J. 

27. Millard— Correction. 

In Tlie Commemorative Biographical Record of Dutchess County, 
.242-243, and in the Genealogical and Family History of Southern 
^ew Yorky vol. i, pp. 65-68, a wrong ancestry is assigned to John 
Millard, Jr., of Cornwall, Conn., from whom and his wife Christiana 
(not Christina) Rust, many families in Western Massachusetts, 
Western Connecticut, New York City, the Hudson Valley, and 
Northeastern New York are descended. Also, the list ot the 
children of John Millard, Jr., and Christiana, his wife, as printed 
in the works named, is incomplete. 

John Millard, Jr., of Cornwall, Conn., was not a son of Robert* 

iNehemiah,' Robert,* John^) Millard of Rehoboth, Mass., and 
^awling, N. Y., and he was not born at Rehoboth on Jan. 15, 1736. 
He was born at East Haddam, Conn., on Dec. 21, 1736 {East 
Haddam Town Records^ vol. ii, p. 1115), and he was the eldest son 


1 90 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works, [April 

of John Millard, Sr., of East Haddam and Cornwall, by wife 
Mehitabel Willey (John,* John,' Isaac^), as the East Haddam Record 
explicitly proves (vol. ii, p. 11 15). 

John Millard, Sr., of East Haddam and Cornwall, was the 
youngest son of Thomas Millard, Sr., called also "Thomas Miller," 
of Charlestown, Mass., and East Haddam, Conn., by wife Rebecca 
Button (Joseph,* Thomas^), as is proved by the will of Thomas 
Miller otherwise Millard, Sr., datecl at East Haddam, July 26, 1728 
(Hartford Probate Records^ vol. xii, pp. 146-148, and printed in 
Manwaring, pp. 546-548). 

Finally, Thomas Millard, Sr., of East Haddam, was the eldest 
son of Humphrey Millard, called also " Humphrey Miller," of 
Charlestown and Reading, Mass., by wife Elizabeth Smith (Mat- 
thew,* Matthew^) (Wyman's Charlestown^ pp. 673, 872, and Paige's 
History of Cambridge^ p. 610), as is proved by a quit-claim deed 
given Dec. 29, 1736, by Thomas Millard, Jr., of East Haddam, to 
James Hay of Boston, relinquishing rights to land in Westminster, 
Mass., granted to Humphrey Millard on account of services in 
King Phillip's War ( Worcester District Deeds, book 29, p. 209), and 
by the will of Thomas Millard, Jr., presented for probate at Col- 
chester, Conn., May 16, 1752, and recorded there (Probate Records ^ 
vol. ii, p. 234). 

The will explicitly identifies the Millards of Cornwall with the 
Millards of East Haddam, and the quit-claim deed describes the 
Westminster land as ** one of the Lotts in Narragansett Township 
Number Two and all undivided Land in said Town, Descended to 
me by my Honoured Grandfather Humphrey Miller Dec**." In 
the first sentence of the document the grantor calls himself 
"Thomas Miller," and at the end he signs his name "Thomas 

That the ** honoured " grandfather deserved the adjective is 
revealed by two further documents, happily preserved. One is a 
petition to the ** Hon'^ John Leveret Esg., and other worshipfull 
members of the Councell," signed by Timothy Wily, Humphrey 
Millard, Samuel Bull and Henry Sparkes, asking redress for an in- 
justice inflicted by Major Waldron while they were serving under 
Captain Hunting in the expedition **to the Eastward" {Mass. Ar- 
chives^ vol. 69, p. 120, and printed by Baxter, Collections of the 
Maine Historical Society : Documentary History, Second Series, vol. 
vi, pp. 167-168). The other document is a letter from James 
Stoakes, dying in Rhode Island, written 3 (9) 1675, to his "loving 
friend Humphrey Miller, living in Charlestown." (^With the order 
of Oct., 1676, granting to Humphrey Miller administration on the 
estate of James Stoakes, it was filed, Midlesex County Court Records, 
vol, iii, p. 150. Not quite accurately copied it was printed in the 
Genealogical Bulletin, vol. i, p. 157). 

The parentage and place of birth of Humphrey Millard have 
not been ascertained. The names associated with his in public 
records, and the known circumstances of his life, inclnding pur- 
chase of land at Reading, Mass., in 1680, death at Reading, April 

1915.] Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works, 191 

5, 1684, and administration of his estate {Midksex Probate Records, 
vol. vi, p. 264), appear to connect him with the Millards of Salem, 
Newbury and " the Eastward." He may have been a grandson of 
John^ Millard of Salem, tailor, who bought house, shop and land 
in that town in 1652, and sold them in 1657; and a son of Jasper* 
Miller, who was of Strawberry Bank (Portsmouth), N. H., in 1660, 
of Sagadahoc, Maine, in 1679, and of Pemaquid, Maine, in 1687. 
Jasper appears to have had connections with Charlestown, and 
may have lived there in 1653. 

Assuming that Humphrey Millard was probably of the third 
generation of his kindred in New England, John Millard, born at 
East Haddam, Conn., Dec. 21, 1736, was of the sixth generation. 
He married at Cornwall, Conn., May 21, 1761, Christiana **Hamb- 
linton," daughter of Simeon and Sarah (Long) Rust (Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel,* Israel,* Henry*). {Cornwall Vital Records, p. 40, and 
Church Recordsy p. 122.) Whether she was a widow, or obtained 
the name ** Hamblinton " by adoption is not known. She was 
born at Coventry, Conn., July 31, 1743 {D\moc]s^^ Births, Marriages 
and Deaths in Coventry, Conn,, p. 104). She died, according to 
family records, June 17, 183 1, and is said to have been buried in 
the cemetery near Cornwall Bridge on the road to Kent. The 
stone has disappeared. John* Millard died Nov. 22, 1812 (grave- 
stone lately standing in cemetery near Cornwall Bridge). In 1757 
he was enrolled in Captain Samuel Dunham's Militia Company 
i^Conn, Hist. Soc, Coll,, vol. xi, p. 206). A will made April 16, 180 1, 
is in the possession of Mr. Walter P. Millard of New Hamburg, 
N. Y. A later will was proved at Litchfield, Dec. 8, 1812. 

The children of John* and Christiana (Rust) Millard recorded 
at Cornwall, as born there, and named in the will of 1801, were: 

Charles, b. Feb. 19, 1762. 

Rufus, b. Feb. 12, 1764. 

Roswell, b. March 22, 1766. 

Philo, b. April 27, 1768. 

Sarah, b. April 19, 1770. 

Jerusha, b. Feb. 24, 1773. 

Chloe, b. Tan. 10, 1776. 

Diantha, b. March 30, 1778. 

Ira, b. Nov. 12, 1780. 

Russell, b. April 15, 1785. 

Charles' Millard, the eldest of these children, married Lydia 
Pride of Poughkeepsie, and from them are descended many of 
the Millard families of New York City and the Hudson Valley. 

Philo' Millard, the fourth son of John* and Christiana, married 
(i) Mary Russell, and (2) Olive Lydia, a daughter of Abraham 
and Lydia (Gillett) Fuller of Kent. A daughter, Olive Lydia, 
bom of the second marriage, married at Kent, Sept. 6, 1826, 
Augustine Giddings of Great Barrington, Mass. The present 
writer is her grandson. 

Among the younger children of John* and Mehitabel (Willey) 
Millard were Matthew,* who lived at Pittsfield Mass., and left de- 

1 92 Corrections and Additions to Published Genealogical Works. [April 

scendants, and Joshua,* who lived at North Egremont, Mass., and 
left descendants. 

Among the sons of Thomas* and Ruth (Dutton) Millard of 
East Haddam, were Jason,* who left descendants at North Bolton 
and Vernon, Conn., and Nathan,* who lived at Cornwall and left 
descendants there. franklin h. giddings, 

Columbia University. 

28. Notes on a History of Old Kinderhook, Collier. 

Page 96. Lambert Jansen Van Alstyne m. about 1682 to Jan- 
netje Mingael; she was bp. in New York, Jan. 18, 1660; her 
parents were Thomas Janszen Minsar and Marritje Abrahams; 
see N. Y, Gen, & Biog. Soc. Coll., vol. i, p. 55, Dutch Church, N. Y., 
Baptisms. The first child of Thomas Janszen (the above couple) 
was bp. in N. Y., Oct. i, 165 1; see N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Coll., vol. i, 
p. 30. To assume that Marritje Abrahamsen was the daughter of 
Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh means that she was married and 
bore her first child before any of her brothers or her sister were 
bom. See record of the Vosburgh Family, New Netherland Register, 
No. 8, p. 120. As a matter of fact this was Marritje Abrahamsen 
(Van Deursen), daughter of Abraham Pietersen (Van Deursen) 
and Tryntje Melchiors. See Van Deursen Genealofy, vol. i, p. 8. 

Page 98. The progenitor of the Vosburgh lamily in New 
Netherland was Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh. See Van Rens- 
selaer-Bowier Manuscripts, p. 840. It is true that Dr. 0*Callaghan 
in the Hist, of New Netherland, vol. i. p. 439, mentions Pieter 
Jacobsen and wife as settlers in Rensselaerwyck in 1639. But 
there are no grounds for assuming them to be the parents of Abra- 
ham Pietersen Vosburgh, as Prof. Pearson also has done. The 
Albany County records show that Pieter Jacobse went down the 
river with 1500 beavers from Beverwyck, June 28, 1657. Prof. 
Pearson is in error in stating that Jan Andriese, Pieter Jacobse 
Voosboarg and Kipp Haecker required surities in court, Jan. 25, 
1658; see Albany CO. Records, Pearson, p. 247. The original docu- 
ment will be found in Albany County Deeds, Liber 2, p. 145. It 
is written among some hasty memoranda, chiefly notes of com- 
plaints of assault, etc. The name in question is very hurriedly 
written, and by close comparison with other specimens of the 
same writing it appears to be Pieter Jacobse borsboom not Voosboarg. 
The case before tne court was for selling brandy to the Indians. 
For further reference to this case see Court Mmutes, 1658-1660, 
pp. I, 12, and 23; where in each case the name clearly appears as 
borsboom or Bosboom. The foregoing is the only occasion in the 
Albany records where the name Vosburgh appears following the 
name Pieter Jacobsen. And this is now proved to be an error in 
transcription, as can be seen from the original record. 

Pieter Jacobse Bosboom, an early Schenectadjr settler, was a 
brickmaker and Indian trader; he was several times before the 
court for cheating the Indians. 0*Callaghan, having assumed 
Pieter Jacobse, the fur trader, to be a Vosburgh, erroneously gives 
the same occupation to his supposed son, Abraham Pietersen. 

1915 J Specitil Notice, Obituary, 193 

The Court Minutes, 1652-1656, contain many references to Abra- 
ham Pietersen Vosburgh, a carpenter, surveyor of buildings, bridge 
builder, and later as an owner with Wynant Gerritsen (Van Der 
Poel) of a saw mill on Wynants Kill. But never as a fur trader. 
Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh was killed by the Indians at Esopus, 
on Sept. 21, 1659. His three sons, Peter (the eldest), Jacob and 
Isaac, were among thr freeholders of the Kinderhook patent. 

If there is any documentary evidence to show that Isaac Vos- 
burg, who married Aug. i, 1686, Annetje Jans Goes, daughter of 
Jan Th5rse Goes and Steyntje Janse Van Hoesen, was either a 
carpenter or trader^ I have failed to find it in a search covering the 
past fifteen years. Isaac Vosburgh was still a minor, on Sept. 5, 
1676, when his elder brother Pieter sued Jan Thyse Goes, for an 
assault upon Isaac who had been chasing Jan Thysen's cows. 



Attention of The New York Genealog^ical and Bio- 
graphical Society having been called to the fact that 
certain genealogists have used, and are using, its name 
as a reference, or otherwise, in the prosecution of their 
business :-— Notice is hereby given that the Society 
authorizes no one to so use its name; and that it is not, 
nor will it be responsible in any way for the acts of such 
individuals who use its name as a reference, or other- 
wise, in violation of this specific prohibition. 



Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, a Life Member of this Society, and who con- 
tributed a year ago $1,500 to the Building Fund, died December 8th, 1914, at 
her residence in this city, 271 Madison Avenue. Mrs. Draper was the ^ster 
of Courtlandt Palmer, the Founder of the Nineteenth Century Qub, who 
died in 1888. Her husband, Prof. Henry Draper, whom she married in 1867, 
was a noted astronomer, and she worked with him in his observatory for many 
yearS) becoming proficient in astronomy. She gave to the Harvard Observa- 
tory the 1 1 -inch telescope used by her husband. The Draper Memorial was 
also one of her gifts, costing more than $100,000, and comprised part of the 
Harvard Observatory. It contains the spectra of more than 10,000 stars, and 
the catalogue, known as the Draper Catalogue, is regarded as an authority the 
world over. In 1898 Mrs. Draper was appointed a member of one of the 
Visiting Committees of Harvard University. 

194 Society Proceedings. [April 

Her great-grandfather was Capt Amos Palmer, who took a prominent 
part in the defense of Stonington, Conn., when that town was bombarded 
by the British in 1814. Her grandfather, Courtlandt Palmer, was a promi- 
nent merchant in New York in the early part of the nineteenth century. Mrs. 
Draper was acquainted with scientific and literary men in all parts of die 
United States, and for many years had gatherings at her home on Madison 
Avenue, which were unique in the history of the United States. The Em- 
peror Don Pedro, of Brazil, was entertained by Prof, and Mrs. Draper when 
he visited this country. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gen. Francis A. 
Walker, the President of the Massachusetts School of Technology, and others 
equally prominent, were frequent guests at her home during toe past 30 or 
40 years. Her estate in the country was on the Hudson at Dobbs Ferry. 
Mrs. Draper's death is a conspicuous loss to the dty and to the New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Society. 


Regular Meehng, January 8th, 1915. 

Meeting called to order at 4:00 o'clock, President Clarence Winthrop 
Bowen in the jfhair. 

Mr. Bowen introduced the Hon. Chauncey Mitchell Depew, who ad- 
dressed the Society on "The Present War in Europe: Its Causes and Im- 

At the end of Mr. DepeVs address Mr. Bowen introduced the IHosl 
Joseph Hodges Choate, who had been invited by the Trustees to apprise 
Mr. Depew of his election by the Trustees as an Honorary Member of the 

At the close of Mr. Choate's address M^r. Henry Parsons moved that a 
vote of thanlra be tendered to both speakers, which was seconded by Capt 
Richard Heniy Greene. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Forty-fourth Annual Meeting, January 8th, 1915. 

The President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, in the Chair. 

The minutes of the last Annual Meeting, held on January 9th, 1914, were 
read for information and on motion approved. 

Announcement was made that Thomas Whittaker, Life Member, died 
Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1915, aged 73. 

The following new members have been elected: Mrs. James Herman 
Aldrich, 150 West 59th Street, City, Life Member, proposed by Clarence 
Winthrop Bowen; McDougall Hawkes, 8 East 59th Street, Gty, Life Mem- 
ber, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Gustav Maurits Emfrid Lind, 
200 West 72nd Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by Qarence Winthrop 
Bowen; Henry Suydam Reynolds, 950 Madison Avenue, Gty, Annual Mem- 
ber, proposed by Abraham Hatfield, Jr. ; Mrs. Charles Edwin Sherman, Law- 
rence, Long Island, N. Y., Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop 
Bowen ; Rev. Ernest Mihnore Stires, 3 West 53rd Street, Gty, Annual Mem- 
ber, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen. 

The Annual Reports of Officers and Committees being next in order, the 
Secretary, Mr. Henry Russell Drowne, reported as follows: 

Our membership now consists of 6 Honoraiy, 153 Life and 341 Annual 
Members, being a gain of 44 for the year, and in addition thereto we have 
104 Corresponding Members. 

The lapses in membership for the year were 24 died, 17 resigned and 5 

Seven meetings of the Society have been held on which occasions the hall 
was often crowded to its fullest capacity. 

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The more important transactions of the Board of Trustees were as fol- 
lows, viz: 

Annual Ejection of Oflficers, Committees, etc., on January 13th, 1914. 

The election as Life Members of such persons who not being members 
had subscribed One Hundred Dollars or more to the Building Fund as a 
recognition of their interest in the objects of the Society and the enrollment 
as Benefactors of J. Pierpont Morgan and John Davidson Rockefeller. 

As Patron: Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson. 

As Donors: James Junius Goodwin, Qarence Winthrop Bowen, Mrs. 
Henry Draper, William Ross Proctor, Miss Emily Frances Southmayd, Miss 
Annie Burr Jennings, William Isaac Walker, Andrew Carnegie, Qiarles 
Deering, Charles William Harkness, Edward Stephen Harkness, Mrs. £. 
Henry Harriman, William Rockefeller, and Mrs. Russell Sage. 

Messrs. William Ross Proctor and Walter Geer have been elected Trus* 
tees to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Gen. James Grant Wilson and 
the resignation of Mr. Howland Pell. 

The resignation of Prof. Frank Dempster Sherman as Registrar of Pedi- 
grees, has been accepted. 

On motion report was received and ordered on file. 

The Treasurer, Mr. Hopper Striker Mott, presented his Annual Report, 
a printed copy of which will be attached to the minutes of this meeting. He 
showed the Society free from debt with a cash balance for general purposes 
on hand of $824.20. 

The assets of the Society from various sources are valued at $i40450.7a 
Liabilities none. 

It was duly moved and seconded that the report be received and ordered 
on file. 

Mr. Abraham Hatfield, Jr., Chairman of the Executive Committee, re- 
ported that the Society had received from Room Rents $1,316.00, being $150.00 
less than in 1913. The Lecture Hall was used 53 times, bringing in $405.00. 
which was $31.00 less than in*i9i3. The building has been Ircpt in good 
repair. The total receipts for general purposes were $12,546.03. 

The Society has outstanding Bills Receivable amounting to $896.00 and 
unpaid bills $i7i5.67. 

The transactions on Church Records for 1914 show a net expense of 
only $331-14- 

We have added ten volumes to our Collection of Church Records and 
have ten additional volumes which are for sale at an average price of about 
$7Soo each. 

The subscriptions to The Record were 606 as compared with 576 for 1913. 

On motion report was received and ordered on file. 

Mr. Hatfield, as Librarian, reported accessions of 339 bound volumes, an 
increase of one over 1913. That 206 volumes were donated, 133 added by 
purchase and exchange, 382 pamphlets, 89 manuscripts, making total acces- 
sions from all sources of 810 as compared with 822 for 1913. 

The Library now consists of about 9,100 bound volumes and 5400 man- 
uscripts, pamphlets, etc The Library attendance for the year was 1,373. 

On motion report was received and ordered on file. 

The Necrologist, Mr. Winchester Fitch, reported the death of three 
Corresponding Members : Livingston Crofts, Rev. William Durant and Hon. 
Alonzo Rex Fuller. Eight Life Members: Mrs. Henry Draper, Richard 
Hockman Handley, William Nelson. Mrs. WilUam Hunt Perry, Mrs. Syl* 
vanus Reed, Rev. William Jones Skillman, Gen. James Grant Wilson and 
Gen. Edward Francis Winslow. Thirteen Annual Members: Lemuel Bolton 
Bangs, M.D., Lucas Brodhead, Mrs. Morris Ketchum Jesup, Mrs. James 
Marcus King, James Henry Lea, Mrs. Katharine Searle McCartney, John 
Edward Marsh, Samuel Dayton Pierson, Isaac Parish Smith, Harry Dugan 
Spears, Warner Van Norden, Mrs. Alice Dean Ward and CoL Walter 
Phelps Warren. 

Mr. Hopper Striker Mott, Chairman of the Publication Committee, made 
a vcrtwd report, calling attention particularly to The Recoed, and that the 

196 Society Proceedings. [April 

long continued Thacher-Thatcher articles had been the source of increased 
income, further that the new department devoted to Corrections and Addi- 
tions had brought forth material from all over the country. He stated that 
The Recqbo now paid its own way, and was a dignified publication, fully 
equal if not superior to anv other similar Society magazine. 

The report of the Archivist, Mr. Royden Woodward Vosburgh, was read 
giving a list of the many church records which had been copied during the 
year, which when transcribed, amounted to a grand total of 2300 pages with 
200 pages of introductory and historical matter. 

He called attention to the fact that while the plan of the work was to 
copy only records up to 1800, all records prior to 1850 would be copied. Ad- 
ditional records from Schoharie, Troy and Lansin^urg^ are now in prep- 

On motion report was received and ordered on file. 

The report of the Chairman of the Research Conunittee and Historian, 
Dr. William Austin Macy, was read. 

He mentioned the addition of Mr. Henry Cady and Miss Florence E. 
Carr as Corresponding Members, and Miss Nettie Bamum Eells to the Re- 
search Committee, and stated that the manuscript additions during the year 
had been fully set forth in the issues of The Recoid. He called attention 
at some length to the study of eugenics as adding so much to the knowledge 
of mankind and stated that all inquiries made of the Historian had been 
answered as promptly as possible. 

On motion report was received and ordered on file. 

The report of the Chairman of the Committee on Heraldry, Mr. Charles 
Pryor, was read. He stated that the usual notices had been sent out during 
the year, but with no results as yet, but that he hoped we might yet hear 
from some of our members, for the Armorial Ensign ought to be to the 
f am^ what the National Flag is to a nation. 

The report of the Nominating Committee being next in order, the Chair- 
man, Mr. Henry Parsons, presented the names of the following five candi- 
dates for term 1915-1918: 

Thomas Townsend Sherman. 
Willisun Ross Proctor. 
Abraham Hatfield, Jr. 
William Isaac Walker. 
Tobias Alexander Wright 

On motion report was received. 

It was duly moved and seconded that nominations be closed and that the 
Chair appoint Tellers. 

The Chairman appointed Messrs. Charles Keeler Winslow and George 
Horace Perkins as Tellers. 

In the interim President Bowen made a few remarks, stating that addi- 
tional moneys collected for the Building Fund had been sufficient to pur- 
chase an additional bond, and that t)iose previously purchased now showed 
a profit of about $700.00; that the question of securing a new location for 
the Society was receiving very serious consideration, and that several sites 
had been suggested and were being carefully investigated. He congratu- 
lated the Society on the fact that all the subscriptions to the Building Fund 
had been collected and the money was safely invested. 

The Report of the Tellers being next in order, they reported that 99 
votes had been cast, of which ^^ were by proxy, and that 19 unstamped 
proxies had been rejected, all for the Regular Ticket 

The President declared the candidates duly elected as Trustees to serve 
for the term 1915-1918. 

Mrs. Levi Holbrook spoke as to the advantages of having the Library 
open on Monday evenings as of old, instead of on Sunday afternoons, and 
moved that the Board of Trustees be requested to change the Sunday after- 
noon opening to Monday evening. Tms was duly seconded and carried 

On motion adjourned. 

igiSj Society Proceedings, 197 

Special Meeting, Januahy 29th, 1915. 
The President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, in the Chair. 
The Board of Trustees reported that at the meeting of the Board, held 
on January 12th, 1915, the following oflficers were elected for the year 
191S. viz : 

Qarence Winthrop Bowen, President, 
William Bradhurst Osgood Field, First Vice-President. 
William Isaac Walker, Second Vice-President, 
Henry Russell Drowne, Secretary, 
Hopper Striker Mott, Treasurer, 

John Reynolds Totten, Chairman Executive Committee, 
Abraham Hatfield, Jr., Librarian, 
Royden Woodward Vosburgh, Historian. 
Alexander McMillan Welch^ Necrologist, 
Henry Pierson Gibson, Registrar of Pedigrees, 
Executive Committee; 
Abraham Hatfield, Jr. George Austin Morrison, Jr. 

William Isaac Walker. Thomas Townsend Sherman. 

Publication Committee : 
Hopper Striker Mott, Chairman. George Austin Morrison, Jr. 
Royden Woodward Vosburgh. John Reynolds Totten. 
Richard Henry Greene. Tobias Alexander Wright. 

William Alfred Robbins. Frank Dempster Sherman. 

Josiah Collins Pumpclly. Mrs. Robert Dewey Bristol. 

Richard Schcrmerhom, Jr. 
Committee on Heraldry. 
Charles Pryer, Chairman. 
Charles Landon Jones. Howland Pell. 

Committee on Research; 
Royden Woodward Vosburgh, Chairman. 
Rev. John Cornell, for Southern Rhode Island. 
George W. Cocks, for Long Island. 
John Edwin Stillwell, M.D., for Monmouth Co., N. J. 
Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater, for Ulster Co., N. Y. 
Miss Lucy Dubois Akerly, for Suffolk Co., N. Y. 
Tobias Alexander Wright, for Washington Co., N. Y. 
Edward Myers, for Westchester Co., N. Y. 
William Maison du Bois, for White Plains, N. Y. 
Mrs. Charles Dod Ward, for Oswego, N. Y. 
Rufus King, for Suffolk Co., N. Y. 
William Austin Macy, M.D., for Seneca Co., N. Y. 
Evelyn Briggs Baldwin. 

Charles Landon Jones, for Litchfield Co., Conn. 
James Benedict 

Miss Nettie Bamum EeUs, for Conn, and Mass. 
Rev. S. Ward Righter. 
William B. Van Alstyne, M.D. 
Douglas Merritt. 

Archivist : 
Royden Woodward Vosburgh. 
Mr. Bowen then announced that since the last meeting of the Society 
the following deaths had been recorded, viz: John Edward Parsons, Life 
Member, died January 16, 1915, in his 86th year; George Clinton Batcheller, 
Annual Member, died January 25, 19x5, in his 81 st year ; John Denison Cham- 
plin. Annual Member, died January 8di, 191 5, in his 81 st year. 

The Executive Conmiittee reported the election of the following new 
members, viz : Mrs. Richmond Mayo-Smith, 305 West 77th Street, City, Life 
Member, proposed by Qarence Winthrop Bowen; John Denison Champlin, 
Jr., 201 West 78th Street, Qty, Annual Member, proposed by Qarence Win- 


198 Society Proceedings. [April 

throp Bowen ; Joseph P. Day, 34 Gramercy Park, City, Annual Member, pro- 
posed by Qarence Winthrop Bowen; Mrs. Joseph C. Hoagland, 640 Park 
Avenue, City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; 
Edwin Scott Matthews, 117 West 58th Street, City, Annual Member, pro- 
posed by Qarence Winthrop Bowen; Miss Caroline Lucy Morgan, 521 rark 
Avenue, City, Annual Member, proposed by Qarence Wmthrop Bowen; Ed- 
ward Codman Parish, 52 Wall Street, City, Annual Member, proposed l^ 
Clarence Winthrop Bowen; William Macklenberg Polk, M.D.. 310 Fifth Ave- 
nue, City, Annual Member, proposed by Qarence Winthrop Bowen; Alfred 
Tuckerman, 58 Kay Street, Newport, R. I., Annual Member, proposed by 
Clarence Winthrop Bowen; John Griswold Webb, 109 Orchard Place, Ithaca, 
N. Y., Annual Member, proposed by Qarence Winthrop Bowen; Miss Julia 
Chester Wells, 30 West 31st Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by Clar- 
ence Winthrop Bowen. 

Mr. Bowen announced the selection of a site on East 58th Street, between 
Park and Lexington Avenues, for the new building, which he felt sure 
would be heartily approved. 

The lecturer of the evening was then introduced : 

Mr. William Webster Ellsworth, President of the Century Company, read 
a paper entitled **The Making of Europe ; How Wars have changed the Map," 
which was illustrated by the stereopticon with Maps and Pictures in Color, 
Portraits, Documents, etc. 

At the close of Mr. Ellsworth's lecture Mr. Henry Parsons, with a feel- 
ing of personal indebtedness, moved the thanks of the assembly to the speaker 
for his very instructive address. 

Mr. Josiah Collins PumpeUy seconded the motion. 

Mr. Francis Lynde Stetson made remarks regarding the graphic presen- 
tation of warfare in Europe and hoped that hereafter Peace would have its 

General Asa Bird Gardiner said a few words on the subject of violation 
of treaties and that Peace would only be permanent when these violations 
were punished. 

Mr. Charles Gifford Finney Wilcox spoke on universal justice as the 
solution for universal Peace. 

Vote of thanks was unanimously carried. 

The Chairman announced the regular meeting on February 12th, stating 
that the Speaker would be Hon. Simeon E. Baldwin, LL.D., ex-Governor of 
the State of Connecticut, who would read a lecture on the Hartford Con- 
vention; and in March, George Francis Dow, Secretary of The Essex Insti- 
tute, Salem, Mass., would address the Society on "Life on a New England 
Farm a Century Ago." In April Rear Admiral William S. Cowles, United 
States Navy, would lecture on "The Navy of the United States," and in May 
the Speaker would be William Milligan Sloane, LL.D., Vice-President of 
the New York Historical Society and Professor of History in Columbia 
University, on "The Battle of Princeton." 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Rbgulab Meeting, February 12th, 1915. 

The President, Qarence Winthrop Bowen, presided. 

Mr. Bowen appointed Robert S. Swords as Secretary of the meeting and 
then made the following statement: 

One of the special objects of calling this meeting was for the purpose 
of allowing die Society to vote upon the changing of the date of the Annual 
Meeting of the Society from the second Friday in January each year to the 
second Friday in February. 

The Board of Trustees deem it necessary to make this change in the date 
of the Annual Meeting in order to allow the Treasurer ample time to make 
his Annual Report after the closing of the books on December 31st of the 
precedhig year and for other necessary administrative reasons. 

Capt Richard Henry Greene offered the following resolution, viz : 

iQ'S-l Society Proceedings, igg 

Resolved, That the time of holding the Annual Meeting* of this 
Society and Corporation be and is hereby changed from the second 
Friday of January to the second Friday of February, and that the 
President and Secretary of this meeting make, verify and file the 
necessary certificate of this change as required by law. 

This resolution was seconded by Mr. James Benedict and was unani- 
mously carried. 

Mr. Bowen then announced that since the last meeting of the Society the 
following deaths had been recorded, viz: Edward Livingston Ludlow, Life 
Member, died February nth, 1915, in his 80th year; Norman Bruce Ream, 
Life Member, died February gth, 1915, in his 71st year; James Congdell 
Fargo, Annual Member, died February 8th, 1915, in his 86th year. 

Also that the following name had been restored to the membership roll 
of Annual Members, viz : John Buckley Pine, and that Edward H. Leggett, 
Attorney-General State of New Yorl^ Albany, N. Y., had been made a cor- 
re^>ondmg member, to represent the State of New York. 

The following new members of the Society had been duly elected, viz: 
Frederick Augustus Schermerhom, loi University Place, City, Life Member, 
proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Mrs. William Adams Brown, 114 
East 30th Street, Gty, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen ; Samuel Edson 
Gage, 28 East 49th Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by Lawrence 
Bogert Elliman; George Corson Hdhier, 11 East 77th Street, City, proposed 
by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Miss Helen Kenyon, Qiffdale, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., Annual Member, proposed by John Reynolds Totten; Mrs. Franklyn 
Hallett Lovell, 37 Madison Avenue, City, Annual Member, proposed by John 
Reynolds Totten; William Alexander Nash, 19 West 73rd Street, Gty, An- 
nual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Miss Mary Van 
Bnren Vanderpoel, 30 East 53rd Street, City, proposed by Clarence Winthrop 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the Hon. Simeon £. Baldwin, LL.D., ex- 
Govemor of the State of Connecticut, who delivered a lecture entitled "The 
Hartford Convention." 

At the dose of the lecture Capt. Richard Henry Greene, Yale University, 
Class of 1861 and 1862, moved a vote of thanks to Governor Baldwin. The 
motion was seconded by Rev. Richard C. Morse, Yale University, Qass of 
1862, a nephew of Prof. Morse, the inventor of the Telegraph, and a grand- 
son of Rev. Dr. Jedediah Morse, the geographer. As Governor Baldwin 
graduated from Yale, Class of i8i5i, these three gentlemen were in college 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Regular Meeting, March i2Th, 1915. 

The meeting was called to order at 8.40 P. M., the President, Mr. Bowen, 
in the Chair. 

Since the last meeting of the Society the following death has been re- 
corded, viz: Ethan Allen Doty, Life Member, died March 10, 1915, aged 78 

The Executive Committee reported the following members had been 
elected: Mrs. Charles Stewart Smith, 25 West 47th Street, City, Life Member, 
proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Mrs. Eleanor M. Bamford, 204 West 
94tn Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by John R. Totten; Mrs. George 
Clinton Batcheller, 23 West 72nd Street, Annual Member, City, proposed by 
Hopper Striker Mott; T. Wain-Morgan Draper, 106 West 13th Street, City, 
Annual Member, proposed bv Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Inomas William 
Lamont, 23 Wall Street, City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop 
Bowen; Miss Jane Parsons, Troy, Penn., Annual Member, proposed by Henry 

The Board of Trustees reported the election of Mrs. Dora P. Worden of 
Ithaca, N. Y., as a Corresponding Member and a member of the Research 

2CX) NoUs, [April 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the speaker of the evening, Mr. Geora^e 
Francis Dow, Secretary of the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass^ who spoke on the 
subject " Life on a New England Farm a Century Ago." 

At the close of Mr. Dow's address, Capt. Richard Henry Greene moved a 
vote of thanks and made some interesting remarks in regard to his visits to 
Essex. Motion was seconded by Mr. D wight Brainard Baker. 

On motion meeting adjourned. 

Henry Russexl Dsowne, Secretary. 


Knickerbocker. — The State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Madison 
having requested enlightenment on the use of the term "Knickerbocker," the 
result of investigation proves that it applies to such residents of New Nether- 
land as arrived before the English gained possession. It would accordingly 
apply to families who were here prior to 1664 ^n<l might with justice extend 
to 1674 when the final transfer was effected. 

Washington Irving hit upon this name when he decided to announce the 
publication of his facetious History of New York, in which, to quote his 
words, he "opened a vein of pleasant associations and quaint characteristics 
peculiar to my native place." The name first appeared in an advertisement 
in the New York Evening Post, Oct. 26, 1809, which asked the whereabouts 
of "a small elderly gentleman, dressed in an old black coat and cocked hat, 
by the name of Knickerbocker," who had left his lodgings in a hotel on Mul- 
berry Street sometime since. The same paper, Nov. 28, announced the dis- 
covery in his room of "a very curious kind of a written book" and that the 
work would be published in order to discharge certain debts he had left 

The American Citizen of Dec. 6 stated that the book would be issued 
that day. With this happy method of inciting public curiosity the history 
made its appearance. 

Some years later the author returned to New York and in an "Apology" 
he justified the work as a parody which was intended to burlesque the 
pedantic lore displayed in certain American works, but added: "When I 
find, after a lapse of nearly forty years, this haphazard production of my 
youth still cherished among them [the descendants of the Dutch worthies] — 
when I find its very name become a ^household word' and used to give the 
home stamp to everything recommended for popular acceptation, such as 
Knickerbocker societies, Knickerbocker insurance companies, Knickerbocker 
steamboats, Knickerbocker omnibuses, Knickerbocker bread and Knicker- 
bocker ice— and when I find New Yorkers of Dutch descent priding them- 
selves upon being 'genuine Knickerbockers* — I please myself with flie per- 
suasion that I have struck the right chord." And so it has come to pass 
that die original settlers have received a designation of which, when living, 
they were not cognizant and their descendants a name with which to conjure. 

The word is derived from "Knikker," which stands for "marble** pure 
and simple — a marble such as boys play with, and "bakker," a baker. There 
was a Knickerbocker family which settled in New York State prior to 1683, 
the particulars of which can be found in Vols. 39 and 40 of the N. K. G, & B. 
Record. It is related that one of the name was a great friend of Irving, and 
after his death his personality so impressed the writer that for sentimental 
reasons it was chosen as representative of the early settlers. 

City Flag and Seal.— The Art Commission has presented to the Board 
of Alderman of the City a design for a city official flag Dased upon the United 
Netherlands tricolor (orange, white and blue), charged with tne city seal on 
the center or white bar. 

1915] Queries, 201 

The said colors in the United Netherlands flag adopted in 1582 at the 
suggestion of William, first Prince of Nassau and Orange, were arranged in 
three equal horizontal stripes and not in perpendicular stripes, with the blue 
nearest the staff as proposed; again, the orange was not the last of the perpen- 
dicular colors, but " Orange Boven *' with the orange color at the top. We 
submit that if a change is made it should be historically accurate. 

The proposed arms thereon was not adopted on the date inscribed below, 
for the American Eagle at the top was unknown in 1664, but was added in 
place of the crown theretofore used as a crest, in September, 1784. The date 
should be omitted or made correct and if any change m the color be determined 
upon the arrangement should be as originally adopted by the United Nether- 
lands, with the New York seal upon the white bar above the blue. 

RICHARD HENRY GREENE, 235 Central Park West. 


Qaeriet will b« inserted at the rate of ten (10) cents per line, or fraction of a line, payable in 
advance; ten (10) words allowed to a line. Name and address of individual making query charged 
at line rates. No restriction as to space. 

All answers mar at the discretion of querist be addressed to The N. Y. G. & B. Soc. and will 
be forwarded to the in<^uirer. 

In answerinff queries please refer to the Volume and Page of Thb Rbcord in which original 
query was published. 

5. WiLLETT.—E. Haviland Hillman, F.S.G., 4 Somers Place, Hyde Park, 
London, England, is compiling a Genealogy of the Ancestry (if possible) and 
Descendants of Col. Thomas' Willett (Thomas') of Flushing, L. I., and will 
gladly correspond with descendants wishing to contribute data relative to their 
own immediate ancestry and with others having information. Data regarding 
following branches especially wanted: 

New York City. 

(I.) Richard. By second wife Frances Dervall had Martha, Margaret. 
Wanted evidence, also had sons Thomas (died 1766-8), Richard (died 1785). 
Did latter marrjr? Issue, descendants. Did John (Thomas) marry? Issue, 
descendants. Did Richard have other issue? 

Westchester County. 

(2.) Col. William* (Col. Thomas'). First wife Anna's surname. No evi- 
dence it was Doughty. 

(3.) Thomas* (Col. William*). Was wife's name Abigail Stephenson? 
Issue: Gilbert,* Isaac,* Mary,* Euphemia.* Marriages, issue, descendants. 

(4.) Cornelius* (Col. William*), wife Elizabeth^ surname. 

(5.) Anna* (Col. William*). Did she marry Edward Jones? Issue. 
Flushing, L. I. 

(6.] Cornelius,* Samuel,* Sheriffs of Queens County, 1708, 1720, respectively. 
Proof from local deeds (1600 to 1722), or other sources, of undoubted fact that 
they were sons of Colonel Thomas.* Married, issue, descendants. 

(7.) Charles* (Thomas,* Thomas,* Col. Thomas*). Wife Helena's surname. 
Did sons James,* Thomas,* marry? Issue, descendants. 

(8.) Lawrence* Willett, grandson of John* Willett, Jr. (Thomas,* Col. 
Thomas*). Parents' name. Wife's name. Issue, descendants. 

(o.) Samuel and Augustin Willett. Mother Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel 
and Mary (Hicks) Lawrence. Who was their father? Marriages, issue, de- 

Albany, N. Y. 

(10.) Elbert* (Edward,* Elbert,* Col. Thomas'), married Catalina AbecL 
Issue, descendants. 

(II.) Edward* (Edward*). Marriage, issue, descendants. 

(12.) Isaac* (Edward*). Marriage, issue, descendants. 
Please reply direct 

202 Book Reviews. [April 

By John R. Totten. 

Editorial NoTB:~Tbe New York Genealogical and Biographical Society iolicita at 
donations to it« Library all newly published works on Genealogy. History and Biography, as well 
as all works on Town, County and State History, or works embodying information regarding the 
Vital Records of any and all localities. It also solicits the donation to the manuscript collections 
of its library any and all manuscript compilatioAs which bear upon the above mentioned topics. 

In consideration of such donations the works so presented to the Society will be at once 
placed upon the shelves of its library and will be reviewed in the next subsequent issue of Thb 
Nbw York Genealogical and Biographical Record, each donation of such character, 
whether in printed or manuscript form, will be reviewed under the head of "Book Notices" and 
a copy of The Record containing the review will be sent to the donor. 

The Society does not solicit donations of publications or manuscripts on topics foreign to 
the above mentioned subjects, as its librarv is specialized and cannot accommodate material 
which does not bear directly upon its recognized sphere of usefulness. 

Donations for review in the January issue of The Record should be delivered to the 
Society before December ist of the previous year; for the April issue, before March ist; for the 
July issue before June ist; and for the October issue, before September ist. 

All donations will be generously reviewed with a view of calling the attention of the public 
to their good points; but, while generous, the reviews will contain such proper criticism as the 
Interest of the genealogical student would expect from the editorial staff oi The Record. 

The "Book Notices** of The Record are carefully read by all librarians as well at 
genealogical studenU, and the review of a work in The Record is equivalent to a special 
advertisement of such work. 

Letters of transmittal of donations of such works should embody the price of the work 
donated and the name and address of the person from whom it can be purcbased. 

MoKRiLL Kindred in America. An account of the Descendants o£ Abra- 
ham Morrill of Salisbury, Mass., 1632-1662, through his eldest son, Isaac 
Morrill, 1640-1713, by Annie Morrill Smith. The Lyons Genealogical Com- 
pany, New York, 1914. 8vo, cloth, pp. 144, including index, illustrated. Price, 
$3.00, postpaid. Address compiler, 'fi Orange Street, Brooldyn, N. Y. 

An excellent compilation containing valuable genealogical information 
concerning Abraham^ Morrill and his descendants to the ^ generation in- 
clusive. It is recommended to all Genealogical Libraries. 

(In reviewing this book in the January, 191 5, issue of the Record, we 
erroneously stated that the price was $2.00. The price is as above stated, 

A Walloon Family in America, Lockwood de Forest and his Forbears, 
1500-1848, together with a Voyage to Guiana, being the Journal of Jesse de 
Forest, 1623-1625, by Mrs. Robert W. de Forest 8vo, art paper binding, 2 
voltmies, pp. 314+391, including index in 2nd voltmie, pronisely illustrated 
with portraits, scenes and maps; copyrighted. Published by Houghton, 
Mifflin Co. Price, $5.00, postpaid. Address: Publishers, No. 16 East 40th 
Street, New York City. 

These richly constructed voltmies present in most attractive form die 
fortunes of a sturdy and prosperous family from sixteenth century France 
to nineteenth century America. The careers of some of its important mem- 
bers are set forth with an admirable sense of the life of bygone days, and 
the book has considerable historical importance as well as every-day interest 

Of special interest is the Journal of Jesse de Forest and his colonists, 
recently found in the British Museum, telling of a colonizing vojrage to 
Guiana in the seventeenth century under the auspices of the West India 
Company. The Journal entire in the original French, and translnted into 
English, is herein published. Another important figure is Lockwood de 
Forest (i775-i848), a leading merchant of Connecticut and New York, and 
the center of a long and bitter church trial 

It is the appendix to the 2nd volume that contains the genealogical and 
other vital records that will render the work of great value to genealogists. 
These volumes are heartily recommended to all historical and genealogical 

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The Sampson Family, by Lilla Briggs Sampson. 8vo, cloth, pp. 238, 
including index, with charts and illustrations; cop3rrighted 1914 by author. 
Waverly Press of Baltimore, 1914. Price, $3.00. Address: author, Broad- 
way and 29th Street, Flushing, L. I., N. Y. 

This most creditable work is replete with valuable information on the 
Sampson Family presented in narrative form and bound together genealog- 
ically by charts. It contains notes on the Sampson Family in England, Scot- 
land and Ireland and in the United States in the particular States of Penn- 
sylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland. Recommended to all Genealogical 

Facts Relating to the History op Groton, Mass., by Samuel Abbott 
Green. Vol. II. 8vo, cloth, pp. 215, including index. Groton, 1914. Price, 
$2.50. Address : George E. Littlefield, 67 Comhill, Boston, Mass. 

The first volume of this work is entitled *The Natural History and To- 
pography of Groton." Like all of the author's writings, the volume is char- 
acterized by a painstaking accuracy of statement which will render it an 
authority on Groton history. This volume is made up largely of biographical 
and genealogical articles and will be welcomed to the shelves of all historical 
and genealogical libraries. 

Notes on the Tuckerman Family op Massachusetts and Some Allied 
Families, by Bayard Tuckerman. Svo, art paper binding, pp. 263, including 
index, illustrated. Limited edition of 60 copies on hand-made Unen paper; 
copyrighted, 1914. Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. Address: Bayard 
Tuckerman, 59 Wall Street, New York Gty. 

This artistically presented volume contains the annals of the Massachu- 
setts Tuckerman Family in America up to and including the 6th generation, 
with notes on the allied families of Wolcott ^d Gibbs. It is a notable addi- 
tion to the genealogical pubUcations of the year and will be welcomed by 
those of the blood and by genealogists in general. The work is enriched by 
illustrations of marked artistic merit We congratulate ourselves in having 
been presented with this rare and beautiful volume. 

Our Plymouth Forefathers, The Real Founders of Our Republic, by 
Charles Stedman Hanks. Svo, cloth, pp. 339, index, illustrated. Price not 
stated. Address: author, Seacroft, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., or pub- 
lishers. The Page Co., 53 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

Here the story of the Pilgrims is told in a most interesting narrative 
form and from a genealogical standpoint will be welcomed as throwing 
light on the history and atmosphere of those times. Recommended to all 
historical and general reference Ubraries. 

Brace Lineage, by T. Sherman Brace, M.E., Counsellor at Law and Mem- 
ber of the Wyoming Historical Society. Svo, cloth, pp. 54+1, with index. 
Limited edition of 100 numbered copies. Published by George E. Elwell & 
Son, Bloomsburg, Pa. Price, $2.50. Address: author, Bloomsburg, Pa. 

This genealogical essay gives the record of Stephen Brace, who died in 
1692 in Hartford, Conn., and of certain of his descendants, together with an 
introduction which sketches outlines of the family history from the conquest 
in 1066 to the settlement of the family in Hartford, Conn., in 1660. It is a 
careful and satisfactory compilation and is recommended to all genealogical 

Fox Family News, Vol. Ill, 1914. Svo, cloth, pp. 2S. Edited by How- 
ard Fox, M.D., 616 Madison Avenue, New York City, 1914. No price stated. 

This is the third volume of the published collections of the Society of 
the Descendants of Norman Fox and adds to the material already pubhshed 
which will, we hope, stimulate the Society to in the future publi^ing of an 
exhaustive Fox Family Genealogy. This series of volumes should find its 
way to all genealogical libraries. 

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In Memosiam op William Thurston Pakker, Jr.» B.S. Beloved son of 
William Thurston and Elizabeth (Stebbins) Parker, January 3rd, 187^— June 
7, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 131, illustrated. No price stated. Address: Dr. W. 
Thornton Parker, Valley View, 65 Columbus Avenue, Northampton, Mass. 

A beautiful tribute to a departed loved one; and while mainly bio- 
graphical in its character, yet contains much of interest to the genealogist 

Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County (Virginia) Wills, 1637- 
1710, by Charles Fleming Mcintosh, of Norfolk, Va. Svo, cloth, pp. 222, in- 
cluding index. Published by the Colonial Dames of America in the State of 
Virginia. 1914. Price not stated. Address: Society of Colonial Dames, 609 
West Grace Street, Richmond, Va. 

This is a most valuable work and will be found a great aid to genealog- 
ists searching in that part of Virginia. There are two wills therein recorded 
giving clues to Long Island, N. Y., and to Rhode Island connections, viz.: 
that of Francis Finch and that of George Bradley relative to family history 
in that section of the country. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 
Mr. Mcintosh, the compiler, is an authority on Virginia genealogy and has 
solved many difficult problems. 

Fuller Genealogy, Vol. III. Some Descendants of Capt Matthew 
Fuller, John Fuller of Newton, John Fuller of Lynn, John Fuller of Ipswich, 
Robert Fuller of Dorchester and Dedham, Mass., to which is added Supple- 
ments to Vol. I, Fuller Genealogy, some descendants of Edward Fuller of 
the Mayflower; and to Vol. II some descendants of Dr. Samuel Fuller of 
the Mayflower (which volumes I and II were previously published), com- 
piled by William Hyslop Fuller, of 23 School Street, Palmer, Mass. 8vo, 
cloth, pp. 325, illustrated. Price of Vols. I, II and III $5.00 each, postpaid. 
Address: compiler. 

This third volume of this excellent series brings the genealogy of this 
well-known American family well up to date. Like its predecessors. Vols. 
I and II, it is of first-class merit and renders the material on this family prac- 
tically complete to date. The author is to be congratulated on the completion 
of an arduous task and deserves the gratitude of those of the blood and name. 
Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Genealogy of the Fishback Family in America, the Descendants of 
John Fishback, the Emigrant, with an historical sketch of his family and of 
the Colony at Germanna and (jermantown, Virginia, 1714-1914, compiled and 
edited by Willis Miller Kemper, of Cincinnati. Svo, clodi, pp. 359, including 
index, illustrated. Price $4.00. Address : Publisher, Thomas Madison Taylor, 
12 West 44th Street, New York City. 1914. 

A most creditable contribution to the genealogical record of this Ameri- 
can family of German origin. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

The Greenwood Genealogies, 1154- 1914. The Ancestry and Descendants 
of Thomas Greenwood of Newton, Mass. ; Nathaniel and Samuel Greenwood 
of Boston, Mass.; John Greenwood of Virginia, and many later arrivals in 
America. Also die early history of the Greenwoods in England and the 
arms they used, by Frederick Greenwood of East Templeton, Mass. 8yo, 
cloth, pp. 5i^6, including copious indices and some 40 illustrations of family 
interest. Limited edition of 300 copies. Price, $10.00 in advance. Address: 
audior at East Templeton. Mass. Lyons Genealogical Co., Publishers, New 
York. 1914. Copyrighted. 

A first-class genealogical work constructed along standard genealogical 
lines and will be welcomed by all of the name and blood in this country. 
Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

History and Genealogy op the Page Family from the year 1257 to the 

? resent, with brief history and genealogy of the Allied Families of Nash and 
^eck, by Charles N. Page. 8vo, cloth, pp. 141, illustrated. No index. Price, 

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paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, $1.50; full soft leather, $3.00. Address: Charles 
N. Page, 2940 Kingman Blvd., Des Moines, la. 

An excellent contribution to the history and genealogy of this family in 
America and should be found in all genealogical libraries. 

History of De Kalb County, Tenn., by Will T. Hale. 8vo, cloth, pp. 
254. Table of contents, no index, illustrated. Price $1.00. Address: Pub- 
lisher, Paul Hunter, 401 Church Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

An excellent narrative history of this county. It contains lists of the 
names of soldiers of the Revolutionary War buried there and of the Vet- 
erans of the War of 1812 and Mexican War and also rolls of those of the 
county who served in the Civil War on Federal and Confederate sides. Rec- 
ommended to all historical and genealogical libraries. 

Political History of the Secession to the Beginning of the Civil War, 
by Daniel Wait Howe, President of the Indiana Historical Society. 8vo, 
cloth, pp. 649, including index. The Knickerbocker Press, G. P. Putnam's 
Sons, New York and London, 1914. Price $3.50. Address: author, Rooms 
3-S, Union Trust Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind., or the publishers, New York City. 

The author traces the causes, of which slavery was the chief, but by no 
means the only one, that led to the Civil War. It is an important contribu- 
tion to the history of a momentous period. The author has arrayed his facts 
in such a way as to give them a new interest, and to enable the reader to 
understand the issues and the attempted compromises that antedated the final 
outbreak. Though a descendant of old Massachusetts stock and a veteran of 
the Union side of the Civil War, the author has presented his subject with 
the impartiality of the true historian. Recommended to all historical and 
general reference libraries. 

LiEUT.-CbLONEL MosES Parker, 27th Rcgt of Foot of the Continental 
Army, by Captain William Thornton Parker, M. D., Son of the American 
Revolution. 8vo, paper, pp. 20. Published 1914. Address: author, 63 Co- 
lumbus Avenue, Northampton, Mass. Price, 50 cents, postpaid. 

Great Grandfather's Clock, at the Old Parker Homestead, Bradford, 
Mass., A.D. 1760, by William Thornton Parker, M.D. 8vo, paper, pp. 10, 
illustrated. Price 35 cents. Address: author, 63 Columbus Avenue, North- 
ampton, Mass. 

Both of these pamphlets are of great genealogical interest to those of 
Parker lineage and as such are heartily recommended to genealogical libraries. 

John French, Jr., of Taunton, Berkley, Middleboro and Oakham, 
Mass., and his Descendants, by Henry B. Wright, Secretary of the Oakham, 
Mass., Historical Society. 8vo, paper, pp. 33-I-, index, illustrated, and list of 
officers and members of the Oakham, Mass., Historical Society. Price not 
stated. Address : Henry B. Wright, 20 Livingston Street, New Haven, Conn. 

A most satisfactory compilation bearing all evidence of accuracy of state- 
ment and constructed along standard genealogical lines. Reconunended to all 
gen^ogical libraries. 

Andrews Genealogy, Ancestry of Henry L. and John C. Andrews, Wo- 
bum, Mass. Pamphlet, 8vo, pp. 19, second edition, 1914. Price not stated 
Address: H. L. Andrews, 397 Main Street, Wobum, Mass. 

A creditable contribution to the genealogical record of this family in 
America. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Major Thomas Savage of Boston and His Descendants, by Law- 
rence Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. 8vo, pamphlet, pp. 78, illustrated, includ- 
ing an excellent index. Price $2.25. Address: author, at Groton, Mass. 

This work is a reprint of the excellent articles which have recently ap- 
peared in the New England Historic Genealogical Register, and it is more- 
over enriched by the addition of some 18 portrait illustrations which did not 

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form a part of the articles as they appeared in the Register. For painstaking 
care and accuracy of statement, this compilation cannot be exceUed, and it 
should be secured by all of the name and blood and by all genealogical 

Bethany (Conn.) Sketches and Recobos, compiled and published by 
W. C. Sharpe, Editor of the Seymour Connecticut Record. igoS. 8vo, 2 
parts. Part I, cloth, pp. 1-132 ; Part II, paper, pp. 133-188. Address : author, 
Seymour Record, Seymour, Conn. Price for both, $2.60. 

Within the 188 pages of its contents this little work contains a fund of 
valuable genealogical information concerning this community and is heartily 
recommended to genealogical libraries. 

The Sharps of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Abstracts of 
Records in Great Britain. PubUshed by W. C. Sharpe, Seymour, Conn. 
8vo, paper, pp. 36. Price not stated. Address: pubUsher. 

This little pamphlet is a worthy contribution to the history and genealogy 
of the Sharp Family in America. Recommended to genealogical hbraries. 

The Patriotic Societies of the United States, by Sydney A. Phillips. 
8vo, cloth, pp. 140, illustrated by reproduction of complete coat lapel insignia 
of the various societies. Price, $1.50 for single copies, $1.25 per copy for 
orders for 5 or more copies. Address : Broadway Pubh^iing Co., 835 Broad- 
way, New York City. 

This excellent hand book gives much information relative to the various 
patriotic societies of this country and will be fotmd to be a handy book of 
reference for genealogical hbraries and a good guide for prospective appli- 
cants for membership in these societies. 

Historical Catalogue of Brown University, 1764-1914. 8vo, doth, pp. 
789, including full index. PubUshed by the University, 1914. Address: Brown 
University, Providence, R. I. Price not stated. 

This is an excellent example of the general catalogues of colleges which 
gives the names of all graduates from the incorporation to date. These vol- 
umes are frequently found to be the court of final resort of genealogists who 
have failed to find clues elsewhere. Genealogically these volumes are of im- 
mense value and this volume adds greatly to the increasing story of gene- 
alogical information. Recommended to all genealogical and historical 

Vital Records of Woodstock, Conn., 1686-1864. 8vo, doth, pp. 622, in- 
cluding excellent index. Price $6.50. Address: publi^ers. Case, Lockwood 
& Brainard Co., Hartford, Conn. 

This is the third of the series of Connecticut Town Vital Records, the 
first and second of which were the excellently prepared records of Bolton- 
Vernon (one vol.) and Norwich (two vols.), which were so enthusiastically 
received by the genealogical pubUc. The present volume is fully up to the 
excellent standard estabUshed by those preceding it The continuation of this 
series of publications is sincerely to be hoped for and the enterprise should 
receive the active support of all genealogical libraries. We cannot too hear- 
tily recommend the volume. The full series of these volumes may be obtained 
from the pubUshers. Bolton-Vernon $3.00; Norwich (2 vols.) $12.50; full 
series $i9.5a 

The History of Nevada. Edited by Sam P. Davis. 8vo, 54 morocco, 
2 vols., pp. 1279-f-xxiii of index, illustrated. Press of The Ekns Publishing 
Company, 822 North Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CaL Price $25.00. 

This is an exhaustive history of this prominent western mining state con- 
taining chapters on the spedal history of its various counties and also on 
the general activities of the state. It is enriched by much biographical ma- 
terial and is fully illustrated with portraits of its distinguished dtizens. Rec- 
ommended to all historical and genealogical libraries. 

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The Crawford Family of Oakham, Mass., by General William Craw- 
ford. 8vo, paper, pp. 20. Published by the Oaldiam, Mass., Historical So- 
ciety. Address: Henry P. Wright, 128 York Street, New Haven, Conn. 
Price not stated. 

This modest pamphlet contains much information of value to those of 
the Oakham, Crawford stock, and it is recommended to genealogical libraries. 

Independence Day in 1797 in Oakham, Mass., being an address de- 
livered by Henry P. Wright, of No. 128 York Street, New Haven, Conn., 
before the Oakham Historical Society, Dec. 16, 191a Svo, paper, pp. 17. 
Price not stated. Address: author. 

The subject matter of this address is of much historical value to those 
of Oakham and embodies much information available for use in a more ex- 
tended history of the town. 

Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637, by James Shepard, 
M.A. 8vo, paper, pp. 32. Price 25 cents, postpaid. Adchress: author, 139 
Lake Street, New Britain, Conn. 

The three Connecticut levies for the Pequot War called for 61 men from 
Hartford, 42 from Windsor and 26 from Wethersfield, in all 129 men. The 
records of 95 of these soldiers in this war is given in this pamphlet with the 
authorities quoted for each record. An excellent compilation recommended 
to genealogical libraries and patriotic societies. 

Ancestral Chart of William Lincoln Palmer, American Lines 
Only, compiled by William Lincoln Palmer, of P. O. Box, 2388, Boston, 
Mass. Bound in cloth, mounted on linen. Price $5.00. Address : compiler. 

An excellent compilation and presented in very comprehensible form. 
Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

The Fobes Memorial Library, Oakham, Mass., with the addresses at 
the laying of die corner-stone and at the dedication, prepared at the request 
of the Library Building Committee by Henry P. Wright 8vo, cloth, pp. 121, 
including index, illustrated. Price not stated. Address: Tuttle, Morehouse 
& Taylor Ca, cor. Temple and Crown Streets, New Haven, Conn. 

An interesting historical sketch of the founding of this beautiful library 
building in Oakham which was presented to the town of Oakham by Celia 
£. Fobes and Harriet Fobes Gifford, in memory of Hiram Fobes and Hiram 
Nye Fobes, and also by Charles A. Fobes in memory of his father, P. Ames 

History of the Oread Collegiate Institute, of Worcester, Mass., 1849- 
1881, with Biographical Sketches. Edited by Martha Burt Wright and Anna 
M. Bancroft 8vo, cloth, pp. 517, including an excellent index, illustrated with 
portraits of graduates, views of the college. Published by The Tuttle, More- 
house & Taylor Co., Temple and Crown Streets, New Haven, Conn. Price 
not stated. 

A most interesting example of a college general catalogue which is ren- 
dered the more valuable to genealogists as it contains many biographical 
sketches and a list of present addresses of graduates. Recommended to all 
genealogical libraries. 

The Paine-Shepard Genf.alogy, 1463-1913. Ancestors and Descendants 
of David Paine and Abigail Shepard, of LucUow, Mass., compiled by Clara 
Paine Ohler (compiler of the James-Denison Gen^ogy). Svo, cloth, pp. 252, 
including index and illustrated. Price $3.00. Address: Mrs. Clara Paine 
Ohler, 559 West Market Street, Lima, Ohio. 

A painstaking compilation containing valuable notes on the following 
families: Paine, Ohler, Compton, Roby> Shepard, Spur, Leonard, Tileston, 
Bridgman, Adams, Webb, Pierce and Bass. Recommended to all genealogical 

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History of the Watson Family in America, 1760-1914. 8vo, pamphlet, 
pp. 50, illustrated, no index. Price not stated. Address: Clajrton Keith, 
Louisiana, Mo. 

An interesting historical sketch of the Pike County, Missouri, Watson 
Family and other branches of the family.. Recommended to genealogical 

Strang Genealogy, Descendants of the French Protestant Exiles, Daniel 
and Charlotte Streing of New Rochelle and Rye, N. Y., 1685-1722, by Jose- 
phine C. Frost. Svo, cloth, pp. 190, including index. Limited edition of lOO 
copies. Price $7.50. Address : author, No. 254 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

This excellent work contains a copy of the family coat of arms in colors 
and a picture of the old French Church at New Rochelle, N. Y. In addition 
to the information contained therein on the Strang Family it also gives 
special records of the Purdy, Ganung, Kissam, Sackett, Bloomfield, Keeler, 
Belcher, Morgan, Whitney and Thome Families. The work is fuUy up to 
the excellent standard of the author as evidenced in her numerous other pub- 
lications. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Graduates and Fellows of Johns Hopkins University, 1876-1913. 8vo, 
paper, pp. 145. Price 10 cents. Address: Secretary of University, Balti- 
more, Md. 

Recommended to genealogical and historical libraries. 

Guide to the Borough of Maidstone (England), compiled by order of 
the Mayor and Corporation. 1914. Boards, pp. 116. Price 6d. Address: 
Walter Ruck, 11 High Street, Maidstone, Englsmd. 

Full of interesting information and fully illustrated. 

Alumni Register, State University of Iowa. 8vo, paper, pp. 271. Pub- 
lished September, 191 1. Price $1.00. Address: Alumni Bureau, Iowa City, 

Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

General Catalogue of Colby College (Waterville, Maine), 1820-1908. 
8vo, cloth, pp. 246. Price, cloth $1.00; paper, 10 cents. Address: College 
Library, Waterville, Maine. 

Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

Alumni Bulletin of the University of Arkansas, 1876-1913, paper, 
pp. 38. Free upon application. Address: University, Fayettevillc, Ark. 
Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

Colgate University (Hamilton, N. Y.) General Catalogue, 1858-1910, 
paper, pp. 390, well indexed. Price 50 cents. Address : the University. 
Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

Indiana University Register of Graduates, 1830-1910, paper, pp. 241. 
No price stated. Address: University, Bloomington, Ind. 
Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in Monroe County, Indiana, by James 
Albert Woodbum, Prof, of American History at Indiana University. 8vo, 
paper, pp. 438 to 522, being VoL IV, No. 8, of Publications of the Indiana 
Historical Society Publications. Address: Indiana Historical Society. No 
price stated. 

An excellent contribution to the history of the Scotch-Irish stock in this 
county. Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

General Catalogue Hobart College (Geneva, N. Y.). Students, grad- 
uates and officers, 1825-1897. Goth, pp. 254. No price stated. Address: 
Librarian of College, Gieneva, N. Y. 

Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

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List op Degrees Granted at Clark University and Clark College 
(Worcester, Mass.), 1889-1914. Paper, pp. 52. No price stated Address: 
Librarian, Clark University, Worcester, Mass. 

Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

Beloit College (Beloit, Wis.) Register and Directory op Alumni, 1851- 
1914. Paper, pp. 122. No price stated. Address: College, Beloit, Wis. 
Recommended to all genealogical and historical libraries. 

History op the Descendants op J. Conrad Geil and his Son, Jacob 
Geil, emigrated from Wurttemberg, Germany, to America in 1754, and a 
complete genealogical family register and biographies of many of their de- 
scendants, from the earliest available records to the present time; dates in 
three centuries by Joseph H. Wenger, of South English, Iowa. 8vo, doth, 
pp. 275, including index. Price $140, postpaid. 

An excellent genealogical record of this family of German extraction, 
and is recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

The Royal Ancestry op George Leib Harrison op Philadelphia, Pa.. 
by William Welsh Harrison, LL.D., Member of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania and of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. Edited by 
William M. Mervine. Quarto, half morocco, pp. 122, illustrated, fully in- 
dexed, 1914. Limited edition of 100 copies on Whatman's hand-made paper ; 
copyrighted. No price stated. Address: Dr. W. W. Harrison, 119 N. nth 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

This beautiful work forms a companion volume to the **Harrison, Waplei 
and Allied Families," issued in 1910. In recording the Royal Ancestry of 
this particular branch of the Harrison Family the work necessarily contains 
much valuable genealogical information relative to the princely houses of 
England, France, Spain and Holland. The volume is also enriched with some 
37 full page illustrations of much artistic merit The volume is a notable 
addition to our library. 

History op Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Also containing a sepa- 
rate account of the several Boroughs and Townships in the county, with Bio- 
graphical Sketches, by Fred Brenckman. Svo, half morocco, pp. 626, illus- 
trated; table of contents, no name index. Price $5.00. Address: author, 
Weatherly, Pa. 

A valuable historical work which is rendered very useful to genealogists 
by the section of some 258 pages devoted to biographical sketches. Recom- 
mended to genealogical and historical libraries. 

A History op Old Kinderhook, from the aboriginal days to the present 
time, including the story of the early settlers, etc. By Edward A. Collier, 
D.D. Svo, cloth, pp. xiv, 572, with 100 illustrations and 3 maps. Price $S.oa 
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, or the author at Kinderhook, N. Y. 

The author has spent the past seven years in the preparation of this 
work, the inception of which began over 50 years ago, when he was called 
to the pastorate of the Reformed Church at Kinderhook. As a history of 
one of the oldest Dutch settlements in the Hudson vallev, one that was set- 
tled independently between the two Manors, and whicn retains to-day its 
original name, Uiis volume cannot fail to be recognized as a valuable adc&tion 
to the local history of the State. Dr. Collier's thorough and systematic 
research through a complex and varied mass of sources of information has 
enabled him to present clearly an exhaustive study of the subject. The 
chapter on land titles and litigation, with the maps and the documents printed 
in the Appendix, drawn principally from the originals at Albany, will be 
found to be of great value in bringing to light additional clues as to the 
relation^ip and ancestry of the early Kinderhook settlers. In the chapter 
devoted to the sketches of the first Patentees and Freeholders of Kinderhook, 
the author would have attained more accuracy, if he had quoted less from 
O'Callaghan and Prof. Pearson, and had drawn more from the Van Rensse- 

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laer Bowier Manuscripts and the Index of Albany County Grantors and 
Grantees. In this chapter we find a list of Communicants, 1716 to 1730, and 
Marriages, 1717 to 1734, from the Kinderhook church record; a list of con- 
tributors to the salary of the Rev. J. Van Driessen, 1729; and what is still 
more valuable, a list of taxpayers, 1744, the original of which was destroyed 
in the fire at the State Capitol. In the succeeding chapters the author has 
treated in a style both interesting and attractive, the usual topics which make 
up a local history, such as traditions, reminiscences, gleanings from news- 
papers, biographical sketches and data pertaining to civil, sodad, political and 
religious life. Particularly delightful is the chapter devoted to old home- 
steads and their people, which contains much genealogical information. The 
beautiful illustrations of the homesteads with which the book abounds, form 
a strong bond between the past and the present, and will add materially to 
the value of the book for all descendants of the old Kinderhook families. 
Only a few pages are occupied by the index, which can scarcely be called 
more than index of topics discussed in the various chapters. This may call 
for criticism from "he who runs and reads," but scarcely from those who 
have more than a passing interest in the subject The inadequate index urp^ 
a careful reading from page to page, lest some long sought for information 
may be overlooked, and in this respect the reviewer at least is well satisfied 
with the index as it is. 

While some parts of the book, mostly extracts from documentary data, 
would ordinarily be considered as "dry reading," if compiled in the usual 
manner. Dr. Collier has even there succeeded in interspersing little flashes 
of wit and humor, which not only do not detract from the historical nature 
of the subject at hand, but also serve to entertain the reader. As an illustra- 
tion, in speaking of the numerous Van Alen deeds, he says: "The Index 
leads us to suspect that when any of the nine children of Lawrence Van Alen 
had a family party title deeds were passed instead of cake." The citizens 
of Kinderhook and those who claim the right of citizenship as descendants 
of the early settlers, may justly feel proud of their local history, and all 
should join in congratulating Dr. Collier, who has lived among them for fifty 
years, in having brought to successful completion an exhaustive compilation, 
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Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 

James C. Fargo, the dean of all officials who had spent a life- 
time in the Express business, and who was President of the 
American Express Company from 1881 until June, 1914 — a period 
of thirty-three years — died at his residence, 56 Park Avenue, New 
York City, February 8th, 1915, in his 86th year. 

The funeral services were held at St. Barnabas* Church, 
Irvington-on-the Hudson, N. Y., February loth, with interment at 
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N. Y., the obsequies being 
attended by many prominent express and railroad officials. An 
impressive tribute of respect was the stoppage of all business by 
the American Express Company and its employes, in pursuance 
of a general order issued by President George C. Taylor. On the 
stroke of 12 noon, February 10, throughout the Company's terri- 
tory, not a package or wagon was moved, for a period of five min- 
utes, and every employe revered, by silence, the memory of the 
great departed expressman. 

In speaking of Mr. Fargo's death, Dr. Ernest M. Stires, Rector 
of St. Thomas Church, New York, had this to say: 

"Mr. Fargo was one of the oldest and one of the 
most valuable members of St. Thomas* Church. For 
many years he has been a member of the vestry and the 
treasurer of the parish. The one outstanding quality in 
a character remarkably strong was his perfect conscien- 
tiousness. He cared for every responsibility with prompt- 
ness and thoroughness. This was true, also, in his attend- 
ance at the services of the church; when his health per- 
mitted he was invariably in his place. The carrying of 
great responsibilities for many years caused many to 
regard him as an austere man, but those who really knew 
him discovered in him a sympathetic heart. It was my 
privilege to make this discovery, and I felt a deep affect- 
ion for him. 


214 J^^f^s Congdell Fargo, [July 

In a period when heads of corporations have been 
abundantly accused in public print of almost every crime 
on the calendar, Mr. Fargo was so universally recognized 
as possessing all the essential virtues in his public and 
private life that his name was never mentioned except 
with complete respect. The Church and the community 
have sustained a c^reat loss, but we will be grateful for 
his life, and hope for the wide influence of his example.'* 

The Fargo family is of Welsh extraction, Moses Fargo having 
emigrated from Wales about 1680, and settled in New London, 
Conn., and the family was identified with the development of 
New England and New York State. William Fargo, a great 
grandson of Moses, and the grandfather of James C, was among 
the first to enlist with the Colonial forces in the Revolutionary 
War, served faithfully during the struggle for independence, and 
was present at the siege of Yorktown. William C. Fargo a son 
of William and the father of James C, also served his country 
during the war of 1812, and was wounded at the battle of 

James C. Fargo was the seventh son of a family of twelve 
children, and was born at Watervale, N. Y., May Sth, 1829. He 
was a graduate of the old red school house at Watervale, and at 
the age of 15 went to Buffalo and entered the office of his brother, 
William G., who was eleven years his senior, and who, with others, 
had established an express line from Albany to Buffalo under the 
name of Livingston, Wells & Pomeroy, and another line from 
Buffalo to Detroit, known as Wells & Company. At that time 
there were no railroads west of Buffalo, and the express business 
amounted to a single carpet bag of perhaps a dozen articles a day 
between Albany and Buffalo, and the same quantity once a week 
between Buffalo and Detroit. 

In the spring of 1847 Mr. Fargo accompanied his brother to 
Detroit, and soon after was placed in charge of the business in 
that city, first as local agent, and subsequently, as the railroad was 
extended west, as superintendent of Wells & Company's business 
in the state. Early in 1850 the American Express Company came 
into existance by the consolidation of the three separate organi- 
zations known as Wells & Company, Livingston & Fargo, and 
Butterfield, Wasson & Company. Mr. Fargo continued with the 
new concern, and in Januaiy, 1855, was appointed agent at 
Chicago. Shortly after assuming charge he was transferred to the 
general superin tendency of the Northwestern Division of the 
Company's lines, which position he held until after the close of 
the war, and in 1867 was called to New York City to assume the 
duties of general superintendent of the Company's entire lines. 
From this point forward the history of the American Express 
Company is the history of Mr. Fargo, so closely did he identify 
himself with its interests. 

In 1866 a powerful competitor in the shape of the Merchant's 
Union Express Company had been organized, with a capital stock 

igi5.1 Jcanes Congdell Fargo, 215 

of {20,000,000, but through reckless expenditures the company 
became stranded inside of two years, anci in 1868 was consolidated 
with the American Express Company under the name of the 
American Merchants Union Express Company, with a combined 
capital stock of $18,000,000, as at present. In 1873 the name of 
the company was again changed to that of the American Express 

In 1881, upon the death of his brother, Mr. Fargo was elected 
President of the American Express Company, and for one-third 
of a centuiy was its guiding spirit In addition to the engrossing 
responsibilities of his position, Mr. Fargo found time to reorgan- 
ize the Merchants Dispatch Transportation Company in 1871, of 
which he became President. The company operated a fast freight 
service over what is now the New York Central lines, and by 
which system it was later absorbed. Mr. Fargo was also President 
of the National Express Company, the Westcott Express 
Company, and a Director of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. 

Many innovations in the express business were introduced by 
Mr. Fargo, and it was greatly owing to his ability and energy that 
the company reached its present standard and magnitude. He was 
constantly looking for opportunities to improve every department 
of the service. In 1882 he introduced the money order system, 
which in a few years grew to be an important feature of the 
company's business and was taken up by all of the other com- 
panies. Following this success, in 1891 Mr. Fargo inaugurated 
the travelers cheque system, which has carried the name and 
standing of the company to all quarters of the civilized world, and 
the value of the Company's cheques to American tourists stranded 
abroad at the beginning of the present war is so familiar to every 
one that it need hardly be mentioned. To such an extent did 
the money order and travelers cheque system enlarge the influ- 
ence of the Company that Mr. Fargo soon saw the necessity of 
extending the Company's lines into Europe, and accordingly in 
1896 offices were established in London and Paris, to be followed 
soon after with offices at other important points and agencies 
throughout Europe. 

On May 5th, 1914, Mr. Fargo attained his 85th year of age, and 
the almost unequaled record of seventy years' active service with 
practically one organization. Few men can discount such a 
record by fifty per cent, and yet, with his wonderful vitality, Mr. 
Far^o's perception was as keen and his hand as steady as in the 
earlier days of his career. Owing, however, to the advancement 
of years and his failing strength, Mr. Fargo tendered his resigna- 
tion to the Company, which was accepted June i6th, 1914. 

On that occasion the Directors of the American Express 
Company adopted the following resolution: 

"The Board desires to record its keen regret in accept- 
ing Mr. Fargo 's resignation as President of this Company, 
and its high appreciation of his loyal, devoted and 

2 1 6 Janus Congdill Fargo. [July 

valuable services during his long incumbency of that 

Mr. Fargo entered the service of the Company in 
February, 1844 — seventy years ago— when a boy of fifteen 
years of age. He was elected a Director in 1859 and 
has served on the Board continuously since that time. In 
1867 he was appointed General Superintendent of all 
lines of the Company, and in August, 1881, its President, 
since which time he has been its Chief Executive. 

Blessed with good health during this lon^ period of 
service, and highl)^ endowed with the qualities of per- 
severence, application, integrity and executive ability, 
he is identifiea as no other man with the growth, progress 
and success of the Company. During all these years, its 
interests have been the controlling purpose and interest 
of his life. He has unsparingly devoted to its affairs his 
rare capacity for work, unflagging energy, keen broad 
vision, high principles, courage and experience. The 
history, expansion and achievements of the Company are 
the record of his life's work, of which he may well be 
proud as we, his associates, are. 

In now laying down the arduous duties of Chief 
Executive of the Company in his eighty-sixth year, he 
closes his long and distinguished pericxl of service with 
the esteem and affection ot his associates in the manage- 
ment of the Company and their best wishes for his 
health and happiness.'* 

Mr. Fargo married Frances Parsons Stuart, daughter of Col. 
John Stewart of Battle Creek, Mich., December 2Sth, 1853. Mrs. 
Fargo died August 31st, 1896. Their children were: William C. 
Fargo, James F. Fargo, Annie Stuart Fareo — died January i, 
1884 — and Grace Brownell Fargo— died October 20th, 1873. The 
sons are connected with the various Express Companies of which 
their father was an officer. William C. Fargo is Secretary, and 
his brother James F. Fargo is Treasurer of the American, National 
and Wescott Express Companies. Among the immediate 
relatives are: Mrs. S. P. Womley, Mortimer Fargo, Livingston W. 
Fargo, William Preston Fargo, Fayette C: Fargo, James C. Fargo, 
2d, Stanley Fargo, and George W. Fargo. 

In commenting upon his career, the Express Gazette said: 

"The dean of all Express Executives, Mr. Fargo's 
judgment was held in profound respect by all his col- 
leagues. Possessed ot the highest ideals in the conduct 
of business, his influence was far reaching. He was 
singularly quiet in his habits and manner, but all who 
knew him admired him for his sterling worth and char- 
acter, and if there is one word in the English language 
that can be applied to his memory it is * integrity.' " 

191 5.] General Edward Francis Winsiow. 21 J 


By William Forsb Scott, 

Formerly Adjutant 4th Iowa Cavalry, 

233 Broadway, New York City. 

In October last, at Canandaigua, New York, there passed 
away a man who was a perfect type of the pure American stock. 
In the little band who landed on Plymouth Rock, in a savage 
wilderness, relying onlv upon their free minds, their strong arms, 
and faith in their God, were three brothers, Kenelm, Josiah and 
Edward Winslow. The second voyage of the Mayflower brought 
their younger brother, John. The family had long been of the 
gentry of England,, and the sacrifices they made in abandoning 
their homes for the sake of liberty must have been great These 
brothers were, by natural powers, among the leaders of men, and 
they and their descendants stood high in the councils and ad- 
ministration of the colony. Every generation of their descendants 
has furnished men who stood at the head in the affairs of the 
country — governors, judges, ministers, generals and admirals. 

In the seventh generation from Kenelm Winslow appeared 
Edward Francis Winslow, who was born at Augusta, Me., Sept. 28, 
i837« ^^ ^^^ ^^ Stephen Winslow and Elizabeth Bass. He had 
all the independence of judgment and serene confidence of power 
characteristic of his ancestors. In the nearly forty years of his 
working life, he accomplished an extraordinary amount of work, 
always of a high order and of great value to his country, always 
as a leader, always ready and fearless in meeting dangers and 
difficulties, and always successful. In the projection and con- 
struction of railways he showed the same confident grasp and 
unhesitating spirit which had been conspicuous in his brilliant 
career as a soldier. 

Before he was 20, though not an engineer hy education or 
experience, he undertook the construction of railways in Iowa, 
where railways were just then projected. When Secession took 
to arms, he was only 23, and without knowledge of the militaiy 
art; but, with equal patriotism and confidence, he abandoned his 
business and enlisted a company for the war. His younc^ wife, 
just married, also descended from an old New England family, 
zealously supported his purpose. 

Beginning in the great war as Captain of Co. F, Fourth Iowa 
Cavalry, his boundless energy found apt employment in the 
arduous cavalry operations of 1862 throughout Missouri and Ar- 

* Seventh in generation from Kenelm,* throus^h Job,* James,* Benjamin,^ 
William,* and Stepnen.* General Winslow died of heart failure on Thursday, 
October 22, 191 4, at the home of Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson, Canandahnia, 
N. Y. He had been a Life Member of this Society since December 14, 1888. 



2 1 8 General Edward Francis IVmsiow, [July 

kansas. Promoted then to Major, he caused his regiment to be 
specially chosen for service with Grant in the great Vicksburg 
campaign, in which he so distinguished himself, that, before he 
was 26, he was advanced to Colonel and to the command of 
Sherman's cavalry brigade. 

From that time to the end of the war he commanded a series 
of brigades and divisions of cavalry in many campaigns in Missis- 
sippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama and Georgia. For four years 
he was never off duty but twice for a short time, when disabled 
by wounds received in battle. Twice he was severely wounded 
and twice his horse was shot under him. 

Successful in every campaign, he made the name of his regi- 
ment and brigade famous throughout the Mississippi valley. In 
1864, when General Thomas was anxiously mustering his forces to 
oppose the great invasion by Hood, he and the War Department 
insistently called for the aid of ''Winslow*s Brigade,** then 700 
miles away, in pursuit of the rebel forces it had defeated and 
routed in Missouri and Kansas. This untrained volunteer had 
easily become a soldier of the highest military skill and ability. 

Among many other campaigns, he led a raid from Vicksburg 
to Memphis, 300 miles, through a country occupied by rebel 
cavalry numbering three or four times his command, avoiding 
defeat of his purpose only by constant boldness and energy of 
movement. With 1200 cavalry he led Sherman's army of 20/xx) 
infantry from Vicksburg to Meridian, 150 miles, forcing the enemy 
in front with such unbroken success that for twelve days Sherman 
halted onl^ to bivouac for the night. He commanded a brigade 
or a division of cavalry in each of the campaigns against the 
famous Forrest in northern Mississippi in 1864, invariably dis- 
tinguishing himself and his command by his readiness, resource- 
fulness and courage. In one of these campaigns (June, 1864) he 
held back, with a single brigade, through a night and a day, with 
almost incessant fighting, Forrest*s whole command of four 
brigades, and thus saved General Sturgis' defeated army. In 
August-October, 1864, when the rebel General Price invaded Mis- 
souri with three divisions of cavalry, he commanded a brigade of 
1400 cavalry, which strenuously pushed after Price from Little 
Rock to St. Louis, and thence to Kansas City, and on overtaking 
him, at once dashed into and broke up one' of his divisions 
(Battle of the Big Blue), receiving another severe wound at the 
moment of victory. By a special order of President Lincoln he 
was then brevetted Brigadier-General "for gallantry in the field.'* 

^ In the greatest cavalry campaign of history, in 1865, he led a 
brigade of 2500 veterans (First brigade, Fourth Division, Cavalry 
Corps, M. D. M.). This was one of the three divisions commanded 
by the famous cavalry leader, Maj.-Gen. James H. Wilson, which 
in four weeks marched 600 miles through the enemy's country, 
crossed four large rivers at flood, constructing their own bridges, 
fought successfully five battles, took two heavily fortified cities 
by assault dismounted (Selma, Ala., and Columbus, Ga.), wholly 

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routed all Forrest's forces, and destroyed war material valued at 
hundreds of millions of dollars. The forts at Columbus were car- 
ried by Winslow's brigade alone, led by himself, in a battle by 
night, and it was the last battle of the war (April 16, 1865). He 
was then distinguished in the administration of civil affairs in 
Geoi^ia, under military orders, until his command was mustered 
out Aug. ID, 1865. 

After the war he engaged in railway construction and manage- 
ment; was a leading i^ure in half a dozen roads in the west; 
built also the West Shore in New York; was President of the 
New York, Ontario & Western, of the St. Louis & San Francisco, 
and of the Atlantic & Pacific, as well as Inspector for the United 
States of the Union Pacific. 

Twenty-five years of this strenuous labor seriously endangered 
his health, and he was forced to retire. Though compelled there- 
after to limit carefully his physical movement, his mind never lost 
its vigorous activity; he was always keenly interested in the 
affairs of his country and always occupied in helpful services to 
his friends. 

A soldier without fear and without failure; a citizen spiritedly 
patriotic and self-sacrificing; a friend who never lost an occasion to 
prove his loyalty; a husband who, during the long years of his 
married life, brought unalloyed happiness to his wife, he was a 
true American, worthy of his American ancestry. 


By Jobl N. £no, A. M. 

The earliest Ehitch settlers of Brooklyn obtained individual 
grants by patent, first on the East river. 

I. The first patent was granted in 1636 to Jacques Bcntyn 
and William Adriansc (Bennet), who had bought from the Indians 
a tract of 930 acres, extending from near the present 28th Street, 
along Gowanus cove and bay to New Utrecht line; that is, from a 
certain tree on Long Hill (now "Ocean Hill" in Greenwood ceme- 
tery), on the rear of the farm owned (in 1869) by Cornelius W. 
Bennett and that late of Abraham Schermerhom, and on the boun- 
dary between Brooklyn and Flatbush, to the third meadow creek 
on the bounds between Brooklyn and New Utrecht, land formerly 

* The Dutch of the period of the Dutch Governors is Bouwery, plural 
Bouwery/9f. Such^pellings as wyn, wys» zvn, firelyk, now uijn, etc., are com- 
mon as late as Marin's Franschen Nederdeutsch Woorden-boek, 1762. I 
thought it fittest to use the corresponding English of Stuyvesant's time, 
("Bouwery" and) "Bouweries." 0*Callaghan, Hut. New Neikerland, vol. a, 
p. agi and footnote 3; and Brodhead*s New York, vol. i, pp. 504, 681, 743, 76a. 

2 20 Th4 Earlust **Bouwiriis *' in Brooklyn, tmd Thnr Owners. [July 

of Henry K. Kent and Winant & Bennett. Bennet became owner 
of the whole or nearly the whole tract ; a deed from Jacques Bentyn, 
December 26, 1639, acknowledging that he sold to William Adri- 
ansen land adjoining said Adriansen for 360 guilders. Bennet built 
a house on present Third Avenue, near 28th Street, burned by the 
Indians in 1643 ! ^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^ Schermerhom house. His 
widow married Paulus van der Beeck. On May 25, 1668, a con- 
firmatory patent was granted to Thomas Fransen of a tract on 
Gowanus meadow, divided into four parts; Numbers 2 and 4 of 
which were transferred to Fransen; No. 4 had been conveyed by 
Adrian Willemsen Bennet, son of Willem to Paulus van der Beeck, 
and on September 5, 1666, by van der Beeck and hb wife, Maria 
Thomas (Bennet). Van der Beeck was one of the patentees to 
whom the township of Brooklyn was granted by Gov. NicoUs, Octo- 
ber 18, 1667. The Bennet farm was in possession of Adrian, son of 
the original owner, in 1696. The stone De Hart or Berroa house 
was near the first meadow, on Gowanus Cove, west of Third Ave- 
nue, near 37th and 38th Streets. This, and the Schermerhom house 
are both older than the Cortelyou or Vechte house in Fifth Avenue 
built in 1699, and till 1859 supposed to be the oldest house in Brook- 
lyn. The swamp, Cripplebusn, on the land of Bennet is identical 
with that formerly between Third and Fifth Avenues near 28th 
Street. The second of the three meadows was at 45th and 46th 
Streets on First and Second Avenues, and came into possession of 
Simon Arison (Aertsen, or De Hart) and joined land of Agias van 
Dyck, southwest of 47th Street; later the farm sold by H. A. Kent 
to Winant Bennet partly in Brooklyn and partly in New Utrecht 
This Van Dyck farm was bought by Hendnck Van Dyck, the deed 
being dated October 6, 1708, and sold by him in 1760 to John Ber- 
gen, who conveyed it to his son Teunis, father of Cornelius Bergen ; 
and lay between 57th and 59th Streets. 

In 1869 it was owned by William C. Langley and Thomas 
Hunt. The Theodorus and LeflFert Bergen farms at 52nd to s6th 
Street, together formed a tract ori^nally sold April 6, 1724 to 
Joseph Hegeman for £824; he sold it May 10, 1734, to Cornelius 
Sandford for £500; August 28, 1744, it was sold by Theodorus Van 
Wyck of New York and his wife Helen, only daughter of said 
Sandford, to Hans Bergen ; the first of several farms bought by the 
Bergens at Gowanus, Yellow Hook, and Bay Ridge. From Hans it 
descended to his son Michael, who divided it between his sons Theo- 
dorus and LefFert; the portion of LefFert was owned in 1869 by 
Thomas Hunt and M. McGrath. The Peter Bergen and Van 
Pelt farms from 46th to 52nd Streets, were once owned by the Van 
Pelt family, and divided between two brothers; of whom Wouter 
conveyed his to Peter Bergen, who divided it between his sons Mar- 
tenus and Peter. Land in dispute between Arison and Adriaen Ben- 
net, was confirmed November 2, 1696, to Arison (de Hart) and 
later comprised the farms of Simon and John S. Bergen. Arison 
(Dutch Aertsen) emigrated to New York in 1664, and bought land 
adjoining Bennet soon after; his house, the De Hart house, is on 

191 50 Tfu Earliest **B<mw€rus " in Brooklyn, and Their Owners. 221 

record in 1679. He bequeathed his farm to Simon, Jr., who died 
childless, bequeathing his farm to his sister Geertje, who married 
Simon Bergen ; he divided it between his sons Simon and John S., 
the former taking the plot on which the De Hart house stood, be- 
tween 37th and 40th Streets, which was inherited by his daughter 
Leah, wife of Jacob Morris. The land devised by Willem Ariaense 
Bennet to his widow Maria Thomas (alias Badge) was patented 
September g, 1644, to the widow; it lay between 28th and 41st 
Streets and in 1869 was held by Abraham Schermerhorn, Garret S. 
and John S. Beigen, and the heirs of Henry Pope, besides that part 
of Greenwood cemetery which is taken from the rear of the 
Schermerhom and Bergen farms. 

2. April 5, 1642, Kieft granted a patent to Cornells Lambert- 
sen (Cool) of lands extending from the wagon road between said 
lands and Jan Pietersen's, along the river to a certain swamp, 
(Krepplebosch), next to the land of Willem Adriaense (Bennet) ; 
which land was formerly occupied by Jans Van Rotterdam and 
Thomas Beets (i. e. Bescher.) This appears on Butts' map as 
farms of Peter WyckofF, John '^ckoff, Henry Story, and Winant 
Bennet. A deed of Thomas Bescher to Cornells Lambertsen 
(Cool) of May 17, 1639, for these premises, is the earliest convey- 
ance from one settler to another which has been found for lands 
in Brooklyn; of which the English translation follows — ^as to de- 
scription: "A plantation before occupied by Jan van Rotterdam, 
and afterward by Thomas Bescher, situate on Long Island. . . 
on which borders the plantation of Willem Adriaensen (Bennet), 
cooper; and to the north, Claes Comelise Smits', reaching tfie woods 
in longitude; for all of which Comelis Lambertsen (Cool) shall 
pay to said Thomas Bescher 300 Carolus guilders, at 20 stu3^ers the 
guilder." This deed, and most patents for the Dutch period, con- 
tain "Lange Eyland" the Dutch equivalent for "Long Island," not- 
withstanding W. E. Griffis' bold assertion that it does not occur for 
more than a century later. Jan Pietersen (Staats) lands are set 
down on Butts' map to J. Dimon, R. Berry, H. L. Clark, A. Van 
Brunt, and heirs of Rachel Berry. The land set down to Edwin C. 
Litchfield in 1869, was originally the Vechte farm; ist to 5th 
Streets, on which the Cortelyou house stood; on the west side of 
Fifth Avenue near 4th Street What remains of the Cortelyou 
house is now the club house in Washington Park. The founder of 
the Vechte family was Claes Adriaentse van Vechten of Norch 
in Drenthe province, Holland. In the Revolution, his grandson, 
Nicholas Vechte, owned the house; his heir, Nicholas R. Cowen- 
hoven in 1790 sold the house and part of the farm, for £2500 to 
Jacques Cortelyou, the first Cortelyou, who emigrated in 1652 to 
New Utrecht; his sons were Adrian and Jacques; the latter sold 
off city lots. The land between 5th and 7th Streets is set down on 
the map to Theodorus Polhemus, who received it from his father. 
Between 7th and 9th Streets, Rem Adriance's; his daughter mar- 
ried Cornelius Van Brunt ; the farm on Gowanus creek between 9th 
and I2th Streets, was owned about 1810 by Cornelius Van Brunt, 

222 The Earliest "Botiwtrus *• in Brooklyn, and Their Owners. [July 

and divided between his son Adriance, and Henry L. Clarke. The 
Berry farm on Mill credc, I2th to 14th Streets was sold before the 
Revolution by Cornelius Van Ehiyn to Walter Berry, and conveyed 
by Richard Berry to A. W. Benson. From isth to Middle Streets, 
the tract was conveyed about 1751 by Christophel Scarse and Peter 
Van Pelt to. John Bergen, and by him to his brother Dirick Bergen, 
and fell to his three daughters; Mrs. Joseph Smith, Mrs. Walter 
Berry, and Mrs. Ebenczer Carson; on Butts' map set down to J. 
Dimon, Peter Wyckoff, and the heirs of R. Berry. From Middle 
Street to 20th Street, was originally one farm, owned by Cornelius 
Van Duyne, and conveyed during the Revolution to Peter Wyckoff; 
in 1869 held by John Wyckoff. From 20th to 25th Streets was 
originally one farm owned by Jacob Fardon, and sold in 1720 to 
Anthony Hulsaart of New Utrecht. He sold to Joseph Woodward 
and Wynant Bennet, and Woodward sold to Henry Story. It was a 
tract originally sold by Paulus Vander Beeck to Wm. Huycken in 
1679, whose son Conradus deeded it December, 1699, to Cornelius 
Gerritse Van Ehiyne, who had married Huycken's oldest daughter. 
Blokje's Berg, a small hill on Gowanus Cove near the comer of 
Third Avenue and 23rd Street, had the old Wjmant Bennet house, 
near the place where the British received their first check in the 
Long Island battle, August 27, 1776. The farms of Cornelius Ben- 
net and Joseph Dean (1869) were originally one, reaching from 
2Sth to 28th Streets. Along the bay between 24th and 28th 
Streets, was the hamlet of Gowanus, laid out in village lots. 

3. Red Hook (Dutch, Roede Hoek) included all the land west 
of Sullivan Street. Its use was granted in 1638 to Director Van 
Twiller, to be relinquished at the demand of the W. I. Company. 
He had already obtained Nutten or Governor's Island and other 
islands, besides lands at Catskill and on Long Island; in all, 3000 
to 3750 acres. In 1652 these grants were d^dared null and void, 
and reverted to the Company, which through Stuyvesant in 1657, 
granted Red Hook to the town of Breukelen. It was sold by the 
patentees and freeholders of Brooklyn, Aug. 10, 1695, to Col. 
Stephanus van Cortlandt; estimated at 50 acres. The Van Cortlandt 
heirs deeded to Mathias Van Dyke, Red Hook, ''on the Island of 
Nassau, formerly Long Island, 50 acres more or less,'' with a mill 
on it, comer of Dikeman and Van Brunt Streets. Matthias Van 
Dyke deeded it to his son John, Feb. i, 1736, and it fell to his sons 
Nicholas and Matthias in 1784. 

4. Frederick Lubbertsen's patent, dated May 27, 1640, in- 
cluded the whole neck of land between East river and Gowanus 
creek. He was boatswain to Director Kieft in 1638, and then lived 
in New Amsterdam. His^ tract is described as "lying on Long Isl- 
and, near Werpos;" in 1869, bounded by Degraw and Harrison 
Streets west of Court Street, and by the East river and Hamilton 
Avenue. Lubbertsen did not settle on his land until 1653 ; on Nov. 
22, 1679, ^^ devised it to his two daughters, Aeltje, wife of Cor- 
nells Seabring, and Elsie, wife of Jacob Hansen Bergen, and to his 
wife's two sons, Peter and Hendrick Corssen (Vroom). Bergen's 

1915J Th4 Earliest ''BouwirUs ** in Brooklyn, and Their Owners. 223 

land, over 200 acres, was given to his oldest son, Hans Jacobus Ber- 
gen, in 1732; he by will in 1743 gave it to his only son, Jacob, who 
occupied tfie old Lubbertsen house near the comer of Ho)rt and 
Warren Streets. He conveyed 130 acres near Court Street and 
Gowanus creek to John Rapalje in 1750 for £700, and bought part 
of Gerret Wolpherts Van Couvenhoven's patent, and of Jan Evertse 
Bout's, March, 1698; Vroom, who then owned the land given to 
himself and brother, conveyed 100 acres to Seabring for maintain- 
ing Corssen for life. John Marsh, of New Jersey, had built a mill 
on the meadows Corssen and Seabring held in common, about 1689; 
hence the mill became known as "Seabring's", later Cornell's or 
the "Red Mill"; at Columbia Street and Tiffany Place, opposite 
Sedgwick Street The I. Seabring mill, built after 1766, near the 
head of Gowanus bay, northeast comer of Hicks and Hunting- 
ton Streets, was later caJled the "Luqueer Mill." 

5. Claes Jansen Van Naerden (or Ruyter) obtained a patent 
Sept. 30, 1645, of land bounded southwest and southeast by Fred- 
erick Lubbertsen's and northeast by Jan Manje's; 21 morgens and 
200 rods. (A morgen is about two English acres, and a EHitch rod 
is 12 feet 3.62 inches English.) Van Naerden sold to Michael Tud- 
dens, March 11, 1660; he to Michael Hayneste (Hainelle), April 3, 
1666, who sold to Dirck Janse Woertman. 

6. Jan Manje's patent was next to the foregoing, and was 
l^anted Sept. 11, 1642. From this land to D. J. Woertman's ad- 
joining, in 1674, was Andries Hudde's patent. He, with W. Ger- 
ritse, bought several flats in Flatlands and Flatbush in 1636 ; but the 
Brooklyn patent was obtained Sept. 12, 1645. Hudde never occu- 
pied it himself, but it was conveyed by power of attomey through 
Pieter Comelissen to Lodewyck Jongh for 400 guilders ; the order 
being approved by the Director, Jan. 2, 1651. Jongh's widow in 
1676 conveyed part to Jeronimus Rapalje ; in 1679 another part to 
D. /. Woertman, and in 1685 the rest to the heirs of Joris Dirckse. 
The Hudde, Manje, and Ruyter patents comprised the whole ter- 
ritory which was later the Remsen, and Philip Livingston estates, 
Ralph Patchen's, Comelius Heeney's, Parmenus Johnson's, etc. 
From Atlantic to Clarke Streets, and from Court Street to East river 
was bought by D. J. Woertman, and sold Oct. 10, 1706, to his son- 
in-law, Joris Remsen, for £612, ids. current money of New York. 
Joris Remsen was the second son of Rem Jansen Vander Beeck, 
ancestor of the Remsen family in the United States. Philip Liv- 
ingston became owner of a large part before 1764. His mansion 
stood on the east side of Hicks Street, 400 feet south of Joralemon 
Street. His distillery property was sold July, 1785, to Daniel Mc- 
Cormick ; and the property south of the distillery on the 29th April, 
1803, to Teunis Joralemon ; and the mansion became known as the 
Joralemon house. 

8. Qaes Comelissen (Mentelaer) van Schouw received a 
patent Nov. 14, 1642, for land probably reaching to the ferry at 
the foot of Fulton Street. 

2 24 7^ EarlUst *'Bouw€ries " in Brooklpt, and Their Owners, (July 

9. North of the ferry was a small parcel of land of Cornells 
Dircicsen (Hooglandt) "the ferryman"; he sold Jan. 24, 1643, ^^ 
Willem Thomassen (or Janssen), and Dirckse obtained another par- 
cel behind the first, Dec. 12, 1645. He conveyed land to Cornells 
de Potter, Aug. 28, 1654, and a part to Egbert van Borsum, then 
ferryman, adjoining Potter's. The Thomassen tract lay next to 
Henry B resells originally. 

10. Jacob Wolfertsen (van Couwenhoven) received a grant 
July 3, 1043; confirmed to Breser Sept. 4, 1645, and conveyed by 
him Aug. 29, 1651, to Cornells de Potter for 1125 guilders. The 
patents of Lubbertsen and Breser comprised the balance of the Com- 
fort and Joshua Sands property, as on the Butts map, — ^up to the 
line of Fulton Street; and before the Revolution was owned by 
John Rapalje, great grandson of the first Rapalje, and owner of the 
largest estate in Brooklyn, but banished for loyalism in 1779, and 
his estate confiscated to the State. He was reimbursed, however, 
by the British government. The portion between Gold and Fulton 
Streets was bought July 13, 1784, by Comfort and Joshua Sands for 
£12430 in State scrip. 

11. Frederick Lubbertsen, Sept 4, 1645, obtained a grant of 
land between H. Breser's and Edward Fiscock^s. 

12. Fiscock's widow married Jan Haes. Her land was near 
Martyn's (later Martyr's) Hook, and embraced a part of the Navy 
Yard site. A part was sold to Cornells de Potter in 1652, afterward 
to Aert Aertsen (Middagh), ancestor of the Middag^ family, now 
extinct, though it gave name to Middagh Street. Aertsen married 
Breckje, second daughter of Hans Hansen Bergen and Sarah Ra- 
palje, and received a patent for land adjoining Joris Rapalje, of 100 
acres Oct. 24, 1654, named "Cripplebush" (Ehitch Kreupelbosdi, 
underbrush) ; with his stepfather, Teunis Gysbert (Bogaert). 

13. Next to Haes, was Hans Lodewyck's grant, by patent of 
Nov. 3, 1645. 

14. Next was a grant to M. Picet, but regranted to Willem 
Comelissen Feb. 19, 1646 (25 morgen), confirmed and regranted 
by the Governor July 12, 1673, to Michael Heynell, Dirck Jensen, 
and Jeronimus Rapalje. 

15. Peter Caesar Italien, alias C. Alberti, received a grant 
for a tobacco plantation June 17, 1643; 25 morgen and 24 rods 
sold in 1647 to John Damon; May i, 1647, 24 morgen and 450 rods 
sold ; the tract extended from Qermont to Hampden Avenue. 

16. Peter Montfoort received a patent May 29, 1641, for land 
between Hamilton and Clermont Avenue. 

17. Jan Montfoort, probably Peter's brother; his "patent" ad- 
joined. In 1869 it was held by John and Jacob Ryerson (between 
Hamilton and Grand Avenues), they were sons of Marten, who 
originally owned the whole tract ; and descendants of Martin Ryerse, 
emigrant from Amsterdam, and first husband of Annetie, daughter 
of Joris Janse de Rapalje; and brother of Adrian Ryerse of Flat- 

I915.] The Earliest *'Bouwerus " m Brooklyn' and Their Owners, 225 

bush. Of the descendants of Adrian's sons, from Elbert come the 
Adriance family, and from Marten the Martense family of Flatbush. 

18. Joris (i. e., George) Jansen de Rapalje came from Ro- 
chelle, France, in 1623, in the ship Eendracht to Fort Orange; in 
1626 to New Amsterdam, north side of Pearl Street; 1654 to Waal- 
bogt, now Wallabout; bought a tract (Rennegaconck) of the In- 
dians, June 16, 1637, reached from the kil or creek to Kreupelbush, 
for which Kieft gave him a patent June 17, 1643; now the site of 
the Marine Hospital and the land between Nostrand and Grand 
Avenues. He had 11 children. Part was conveyed to Jeronimus 
Remsen in 1714; by him to John Van Nostrand in 1719; by him 
to Daniel Rapalje in 1729; by him to Garret Nostrand in 1765. 

19. Hans Hansen Bergen received a patent March 30, 1647, 
of 200 morgen, from Rennegaconck creek to the present Division 
Street, bound between Brooklyn and Williamsburgh ; on Butts' map 
lands of Gen. Jeremiah Johnson, James Scholes, Abraham Remsen, 
Abraham Boerum, Abndfiam Meserole, McKibbin, Nichols, Powers, 
Schenck, Mills, etc. Bergen came from Bergen in Norway by way 
of Holland in 1633 to New Netherland ; he settled on Pearl Street 
adjoining J. J. de Rapalje, whose daughter, Sarah, he married in 
1639 ; she was the first white female bom in New Netherland, June 
9, 1625, at Fort Orange. This was the origin of the Bergens of 
Long Island and New Jersey. The Bergen land went to Bogaert, 
Sardi's second husband, 1664. The later Johnson homestead was 
bought from Rem Jansen Vanderbeeck, who married Janet je de 
Rapalje, whence it fell to their two sons Isaac and Jeremias Rem- 
sen; the latter buying out Isaac, it fell to Jeremias, Jr., who be- 
queathed it to his relative, Barent Johnson, father of Gen. JeremiaJh 
Johnson. The Boerum farm was originally owned by Teunis Bo- 
gert, whose son Adrian sold it to Jacob Bloom ; his grandchild sold 
it to Abraham A. Remsen, March, 1816 ; sold by him Nov., 1816, 
to Abram Boerum, and his brother Cornelius' land to Abraham 

20. The second tier from East river: first Gerrit Wolphert- 
sen (van Cowenhoven) ; patent March 11, 1647, on the road from 
Flatbush to Brooklyn village. Next Jacob Stoffelsen, who left Brook- 
lyn in 1656. 22. Jan Evertsen Bout received patent July 6, 1645, 
for land west of van Cowenhoven; it went to Joris Jurianse, who 
married Bout's widow. She married, 3d, Jan Janse Staats. The 
original tract included Freke's and Denton's or the "Yellow Mill." 
Bout gave the neck to the children of Adam B rower, ancestor of the 
Browers. Jurian Andriese sold 27 morgen Feb. 19, 1708, to Carell 
Debevoise* for £400. 23. Huyck Aertsen (van Rossum) obtained 

♦Girel De Beauvois (or Bevoise), ancestor of the family in the 
United StateSj came from Leyden, Holland, arriving Feb. 17, 1659, with 
his wife Sophia, and children Jacobus, Gertrude and Catherine: Cornells 
was born March 3, 1659, at New Amsterdam. The family is Huguenot, 
originating in Beauvais, an important town in the Department of the 
Oisc, northern France; earlier Beauvois. 

2 26 Th4 Earlust '*B(mwerUs " in Brooklyn, and Their Owners, [July 

patent Feb. 22, 1646, to land next to Bout; it went to Albert Cor- 
nells Wantenaer, who married Rossum's widow. 24, 25 and 26 
patents were lands between the present Fulton Street and Avenue, 
Raymond Street and a line a little south of Tillary Street ; taken up 
by Joris Dircksen, Pieter Comelissen, and G^melis Dircksen in 
1646; (see Dircksen "the ferryman"). 


Brooklyn had its origin by the settlement of Jan Evertsen Bout 
in 1645 near the spot where Hoyt and Smith Streets join Fulton; 
the latter was then the road to the "Ferry," which is now nearly 
under Brooklyn Bridge. Most of the land near the Ferry almost 
to Wallabout was granted to Jan Rapalje in 1643, but a g^eat part 
of it was sold by his grandson, John Rapelje, to Comfort and Joshua 
Sands in 1784, for £12430 sterling. They founded a settlement 
called Olympia. John Jackson sold the site of the Navy Yard 
to the United States in 1801, and on the rest of his land near 
founded "Irishtown" in the Fifth ward, adjoining Olympia. In 
1790, the first United States Census found only 1600 population in 
Brooklyn. Brooklyn when incorporated as a village April 12, 
1816, was bounded as follows : From the foot of JonJemon Street 
to Red Hook. Lane; thence to Jamaica Turnpike; thence to 
Wallabout Pond and the East River. The village had in- 
creased to 7000 population in 1820, and was incorporated a dty 
April 18, 1834. The First Ward, on Butts' map, 1869, and Fulton's 
Farm Line map, 1874, was on the lands of Ralph Patchen (on State 
Street), Philip Livingston (on Livingston Street), Remsen (on 
Remsen Street), R. Benson (on Montague Street), Pierpont from 
De Bevoise (on Pierrepont Street), Swartcqpe at Monroe Place, 
Jackson, Kimberly, and Waring, between Pierrepont and Clark 
Streets, Middagh at the foot of Henry Street, and Jacob and John 
Hicks on Hicks Street, and Columbia Heights. The Second ward 
was on lands of Comfort and Joshua Sands ; the Fourth on lands 
of C. and J. Sands and J. B. Johnson, except Tillary's small tract at 
the beginning of Tillary Street; the Fifth on C. and J. Sands, ex- 
cept a small section on J. Jackson (Irishtown), next to the Navy 
Yard, and another on Samuel Jackson, about the comer of Concord 
and Duffield Streets, with part of J. B. Johnson's and John Duiiield's 
(the latter at Duffield Street). A considerable number of street 
names throughout the city remain as monuments locating the early 
farm ownership. The Third ward is an extension from the old 
village, from Boerum Place to Fourth Avenue, on lands of J. Cor- 
nell, Schermerhom, S. Smith, Samuel L. Gerrison, George Martense, 
De Bevoise, and Mary Powers (sold later to Castelar, Christmas, 
and Lloyd). The Sixth ward extended along Buttermilk Channel 
from the First ward and South Ferry,. to Hamilton Avenue and 
Fourth Place, on Lands of Ralph Patchen, Cornelius Heeney, Par- 
menus Johnson, Selah Strong (on Strong Place), Degraw (at De- 
graw Street), John Cornell (on Columbia Street), Simon Cornell 

igi 5.] Th4 Earliest **Bouwerus** in Brooklyn, and Their Owners, 227 

(from Strong Place to President Street, and east on Red Book 
Lane), Hoyt's Prospect Hill, adjoining; to Hamilton Avenue, were 
lands of Kellogg and Blake, Kellogg and Qark, Brush and Benja- 
min, and Hicks and Smith, between Court Street, Red Hook Lane 
and Fourth Place. The Tenth ward adjoined the Third and Sixth ; 
owners, J. Boerum, W. Boerum, J. Reid, Jacob Bergen, J. C. Freake 
(who sold to Brady & Fiske), Poole, Clarke. The Twelfth ward ex- 
tended from the Tenth to Brooklyn and Erie Basins ; owners, John- 
son, S. Cornell, Nicholas Luqueer (at Luqueer Street), Jordan 
Coles, Remsen's Island and Gerritson's Island, Tyson Van Dyke, 
N. Van Dyke, and Mathias Van Dyke, at the Basins. Eleventh 
ward, nortfi of Third, from Fulton Street to Portland Avenue; 
owners, John Duffield, Sam. Fleet (at Fleet Street), Samuel James. 
Between Myrtle and De Kalb Avenue were De Bevoise, Hamilton 
H. Jackson, St. Felix (at St. Felix Street), John Jackson east of 
Washington Park, and John Jackson and John Skillman, north of 
City Park. Twentieth ward, adjoining Eleventh, is bounded by Port- 
land Avenue, Flushing Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Atlantic 
Avenue, on lands of Nicholas Cowenhoven, Post Farm (Washing- 
ton Park), John Jackson, John Ryerson, Jeremiah V. Spader, John 
Spader, heirs of Jacob Ryerson, W. Hunter, Jr., Qark, Hunter, 
Jacob Ryerson. The Seventh ward joins the Twentieth on Wash- 
ington Avenue; other bounds are Flushing Avenue, Bedford Ave- 
nue, and Atlantic Avenue, on lands of John Ryerson (at Ryerson 
Street), Martin Ryerson, John Jackson, Schenck (at Schenck 
Street). Gen. Jeremiah Johnson, John Skillman (at Skillman Street), 
Clark and Manley, Tunis Johnson, W. J. Cornell and P. Reid, the 
tract of the last four half inclosed in the land of Timis Cowenhoven 
from beyond De Kalb Avenue to Gates Avenue ; on Gates, Ryerson 
owned from Monroe to Madison Streets, Meserole, from Madison 
Street to Jefferson Avenue ; the estate of Leffert Lefferts, and from 
Fulton Streets to Leffert Place, Rem Lefferts. The Ninth ward is a 
Triangle between Flatbush Avenue and Franklin Avenue, on James 
Pearsall, Parmenter, J. Lefferts, James Underbill, Cornelius Van 
Qeef, Nehemiah Denton, Nicholas Cowenhoven, Anthony Kerr, 
Wm. Powers, Evans, and Evans to Glover, Levi Hart, Mary John- 
son, Wm. J. Cornell, J. C. Freeke, Moses Smith, S. Fleet, Poole, 
Estate of Leffert Lefferts, Rem Lefferts, Robert Wilson, Abraham 
Selover, Robert De Bevoise. The Twenty-second ward adjoins the 
Ninth on Flatbush Avenue to Prospect Park and Fourth Avenue 
and the Canal leading to Gowanus Bay; on Poole, Sebring, Ino. C. 
Ham, (to P. Remsen), Charles Hoyt, late Brower, Eliza Powers, 
Thomas Poole, Theodorus Polhemus, Polhemus, Jr., Adrian Cor- 
telyou and A. Cortelyou to E. C. Litchfield, Jaques Cortelyou to E. 
C Litchfield, Cooper, Theodorus Polhemus, Thomas G. Talmage, 
Rem Adriance, Van Brunt, H. L. Qarke and H. L. Qarke to A. W. 
Benson & Fiske, E. W. Benson, Richard Berry, Joseph to Berry, 
Debora Carson, Rachel Berry to E. B. Litchfield. Between Pros- 
pect Park and Prospect Avenue were Joseph Dean, John Vander- 
bilt, Cornelius Bennet, A. Martenus and John and Peter Wyckoff. 

2 28 The Earliest '* Bouweries"" in Brooklyn^ and Their Owners. (July 

The Eighth ward runs southward from the Twenty-second at 
Prospect Avenue to the City line between New Utrecht and 
Gowanus Bay, (including Greenwood Cemetery) continuing tracts 
of John and Peter Wyckoff, and John Vanderbilt; it has also 
Jeremiah Vanderbilt (north of Greenwood Cemetery), and H. 
Story and Wynant Bennet alongside the cemetery and southward; 
Joseph Dean, Cornelius Bennet, Schermerhom, Gerrit and John 
Bergen, John G. Bergen, G. Bergen, Delaplaine, Henry Poole, Simon 
Bergen to Jacob Morris, and to Lott, and Lott to Delaplaine, John 
Bergen, and Bergen to John Delaplaine, Van Pelt to Hunt, Martenus 
and Peter Bergen, Leffert Bergen, Theodorus Bergen, Cornelius 
Bergen to Hunt & Langley, and Wynant Bennet again. The Pol- 
hemuses descend from Rev. Johannes Theodorus Polhemus, first 
Dutch preacher at Brooklyn, Midwout, Amersf oort, and Gravesend, 
till 1659. The first Dutch church of Brooklyn was at Fulton Street 
between Smith and Hoyt Streets. Ward Nineteen is the triangle 
on Wallabout Bay and the Navy Yard between Flushing Avenue 
and Broadway; on land of Abraham Boerum, Abraham Remsen, 
James Scholes, Gen. Jeremiah Johnson, Delmonico, and De Bevoise. 
Division Street was the boundary between Brooklyn and Bushwick 
(Williamsburgh section), in which Broadway is situated. 

The Twenty-first ward adjoins the Nineteenth on Flushing 
Avenue to Lafayette Avenue, with Broadway on the north. From 
Nostrand Avenue to Broadway ; Henry Boerum, Rapelyea, Jacobus 
Lott, F. Vandervoort, Delmonico, J. Meserole, Samuel Meeker, and 
Wright and Butler (formerly Thomas Brown). Ward 25 am- 
tinues this last g^oup of tracts, running triangularly between Broad- 
way and Atlantic Avenue to the New Lots line. Ward Twenty- 
three adjoins jicard Twenty-five along Lafayette Avenue 'from Bed- 
ford Avenue to Yates (now Sumner) Avenue and includes Tompkins 
Park, which with the land south belonged to Tunis Johnson; at 
Greene and Bedford Avenues, Wm. Spencer; Bedford between 
Quincy and Monroe Streets, including Leffcrts Park, was Rem Lef- 
ferts (later R. Graves); from Monroe Street to Putnam Avenue along 
the east side of Marcy Avenue James De Bevoise owned; to Han- 
cock Street, Estate of Leffert Lefferts; to Halsey Street, Rem Lef- 
ferts; Macon and McDonough, Mrs. Lott, nearly to Nostrand Aven- 
ue, where T. N. Redding, Betts, and Isaac Brinkerhoff owned; be- 
tween Fulton Street and New York and Brooklyn Avenues, Rem 
Lefferts, Jr., adjoining Sarah Millard, between whom and Yates 
(now Sumner) Avenue was James Lefiferts, Jr. 

Ward Twenty-four runs from Atlantic Avenue to Flatbush 
town bounds, between Nostrand and Troy Avenues; contains Lefferts 
tracts ; Estate of Leffert Lefferts, Cornelia Lefferts, Rem Lefferts, 
Rem Lefferts to Bell, to Rogers, and to J. Moser; southward, John 
Jackson, Isaac Cortelyou, S. Smith, S. Caton, R Malbone, Jona- 
than Trotter, Joralemon, L. Green, Wheaton, Johnson Leake, Del- 
monico, Schomaker, Bowne, Skillman, John Dittmar, T. M. Sother, 
N. E. Mason, J. Spader, Jeremiah Meserole, J. H^eman, Z. Coffin, 
Sam. Welles, Backhouse, Boerum, Stillwell, John Lefferts, Vander- 

191 5-] ^^ Earliest **Bouweries " in Brooklyn, and Their Owners. 229 

veer, John Halsey Bergen, Chapin; and from near Nostrand Ave- 
nue along <jreene Avenue, Jeremiah Remsen ; between the Remsen 
and the Leffert estate, the heirs of Samuel Gerritson; from near 
Utica Avenue to Ralph Avenue, Hoogland, J. Lefferts, Carregan, 
Schomaker, Paul Porter, Delius, Overton, Stanbury, Powers, J. 
Halsey, Skillman, Redding, Leflferts, Johnson, Leake; beyond, in 
third division of woodland to New Lots line were long narrowish 
strips of Thompson, C. Bostwick, James T. Johns, Williamson, 
Cornelius Suydam, Mary Powers, Jane Bergen, Lunington Van 
Sickle, Heirs of John Devoe, Mrs. Macomber, Thomas P. Graham 
(late Jacobus Lott), Michael Stryker, A. O. Millard, James Lef- 
ferts, Moses Suydam (to Johnson Leake), Mrs. Sarah Lefferts, 
Estate of Leffert Lefferts, Rem Lefferts, Robert Lane. 

Twenty-fifth ward, from Atlantic Avenue to Broadway; on 
Gabriel De Bevoise and Jacobus De Bevoise, Mrs. Lott, Moses and 
Lambert Suydam, Daniel Lott, Bailey, James Lefferts, J. L. Strat- 
ton, Ryerson, Estate of Leffert Lefferts, Gideon Tucker, Wm. Phil- 
lip, Dr. N. A. Garrison, Mrs. Lott, Rem Lefferts, Philip Reid, Hen- 
drick Suydam. The foregoing cover all of the original city of 
Brooklyn; the city and borough have since absorbed the town of 
Bushwick. In Bushwick, Williamsburgh was incorporated a vil- 
lage April 14, 1827; from Brooklyn line (Division Avenue) to 
Union Avenue, thence down Bushwick Creek to East river; now 
mostly in wards 13 and 14; an addition, now wards 15 and 16, was 
made April 18, 1835 ; with the rest of Bushwick consolidated with 
Brooklyn, July 18, 1853. 

Ward 13 is on land of Jacob Berry, Abraham Meserole, David 
Griswold, Boerum, Frederidc K. Devoe, David Dunham, Conselyea, 
John Miller, Noah Waterbury, Grover and Garrett Furman, Van 
Mater, Abraham Canon. Ward 14 is on J. H. Maxwell, M. Judson^ 
Richard M. WoodhuU, Francis Titus, Lewis Sandford, Sharp & 
Sutphen, Wm. Vail, Wm. Burnett, Frost, Butler, Hurdy & Sinclair, 
John Skillman, David Meserole, Mackerell & Richardson. Ward 15 
continues the last few, and adds J. Skillman to Joshua Newton, An- 
drew and Wm. Conselyea, John Devoe, P. Devoe, W. P. Powers, 
Vandervoort L. Richardson, Morgan L. Smith, Vandervoort & 
Conselyea to W. P. Powers. Ward 16 joins 15 on Ten Eydc 
Street; other bounds. Flushing Avenue, Broadway, and Bushwidc 
Avenue; on James Scholes, Abraham Meserole, Boerum to Mc- 
Kibbin (at McKibbin Street), and Nichols, Abraham Bogart to 
Francis Varet, John Cook to Thomas Moore, Gabriel Cook, Abra- 
ham Varet to Francis Varet, Jacobus De Bevoise. Ward 17, known 
as "Greenpoint," lies on East river, Newton Creek, Meeker Avenue, 
and wards 14 and 15. On East river, heirs of J. Meserole, and 
(formerly) Crane & Co.; next east, David Provost, J. B. Taylor, 
Keziah Bliss, Cunningham, Williams & Sneeden, Samuel J. Tilden, 
heirs of Peter Calyer (on Calyer Street), heirs of Peter Meserole, 
heirs of Capt. John Meserole, John G. Van Cott, D. C. & A. C. 
Kingsland, Abijah Mann, Jacob Bennet to A. Mann, Bradford, E. 

2 30 CoL John Livingston of New London^ Conn, [July 

Bridge. Ward i8 extended from bounds of wards i5» i6, 21, and 
25 to Queens county bounds, and from Meeker Avenue to Ever- 
green Cemetery. Beginning from 17th ward bound (Meeker Ave- 
nue), heirs of John Waters, Anthony Hulst (at Anthony Street), 
Estate of John Devoc, Charles J. De Bevoise, Gabriel De Bevoise, 
J. W. & M. Y. Beadell, Wm. Cooper, Peter Cooper, Coope & Hayne, 

Joseph Conselyea, Stephen B. Masters, Van Alst, ^^oah Water- 
ury, heirs of Charles Schenck, Allen & Decevee, Corlies & Leeds, 
George White, Abraham Vandervoort, James B. Taylor, John Har- 
rison, Dr. Troutman, and estate of John Troutman (at Troutman 
Street), Nicholas 'Wyckoff, Wm. Covert, Catherine Wyckoff, Peter 
Schoonmaker, Qifford, John Nostrand, Andrew Stockholm, Abra- 
ham Stockholm, Stockholm & Coit (formerly) Hendrick Suydam, 
Richard Lewis, Wm. Wall, Jacobus Daniel, Debevoise Barker, 
Whittemore, Andrew Jackson, Wm. T. Mills, Miss Susan A. 
Wyckoff, Ralph Lane (at Ralph Street), Stephen, Mary and 
Charles Schenck, Gabriel and James De Bevoise, heirs of Jacob 
Suydam, Wm. H. Furman, Miss Margaret Duryea (from whom are 
named Maiigaretta and Duryea Streets), William Covert (at Covert 
Street), William Van Voorhis (Van Voorhis Street), T. W. Fields, 
Robert and John Cooper, heirs of John Moffat (Moffat Street), 
Francis Dubois, James Pilling (Pilling Street), John Vanderveer 
(Vanderveer Street), Watson Bowron. 

Ward 26, "East New York," was taken from New Lots, and 
lies east of wards 24 and 18, thence extending northward on both 
sides of Atlantic Avenue. Former owners, John R. Pitkin, Horace 
A. Miller, land of Gilliam Schenck, Samuel J. Stewart, and Walter 
Nichols (Nichols Street). 

Wards 27 and 28 have been taken from the old ward 18 as de- 
scribed above. 

The four other wards, absorbed in Brooklyn in 1894 by act of 
the L^slature, were in 1890 the following towns: ward 29 was 
Flatbush; ward 30, New Utrecht; ward 31, Gravesend; ward 32, 




CoNTRiBUTBD BY £. B. Lfvingston (iQn), LondoD, England. 

Since the publication of the Livingstons of Livingston Manor ^ 
I have come across some further references to this somewhat 
neglected member of the New York Livingstons, one of which 
clearly proves he died in London, England, and not in New 
England, as I inferred might have been the case, owing to the 
rather ambiguous entry of his death in Musgrave's Obituary. 

191 5'] ^^^* John Livingston of New London, Conn. 2 3 1 

1706-1707. One of the Representatives for New London in the 
General Assembly at New Haven, Conn.* 

1 709-1 7 10. Member of the Council, and attended the meetings 
of the same from June, 1709, to July, 1710.! 

17 13. Mary Livingston, nie Winthrop, his first wife, died on 
Thursday, 8 January, and was buried on Saturday, 
17 January, 1712-13, at New London.^ 

17 13. He married his second wife, Elizabeth Knight, at Boston, 
Mass., on i October, 17 13. The ceremony was performed 
by the Rev. Dr. Increase Mather. § 

1 7 18. According to Miss Caulkin's History of New London^ 
Colonel Livin^ton went to England in November, 1718, 
«< on some business, and died there." | 

1720. This is confirmed by the following announcement of his 
death, which appeared in the February, 1719-20, number 
of a monthly publication, issued in London, England, 
called The Political State of Great Britain^ and is the 
authority for the entry in Musgrave's Obituary: 

1720. "On Friday the 19th [February, 1719-20], died of the 

gout. Colonel Livingston, a gentleman who had dis- 
tinguished himself bv many services to his country 
abroad; particularly, he commanded a regiment of In* 
dians at the reduction of Nova Scotia, and had several 
times been sent hj the Government of the Massachusetts 
to execute commissions at Canada, which he performed 
with great resolution."^ 

1 72 1. According to Miss Caulkin's, "the inventory of Lieut.-Col. 

John Livingston, late of New London, taken at the 
ouse of Mrs. Sarah Knight in Norwich, at the desire of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Livingston, widow of ye deceased, who is 
appointed administratrix, March 10, 1720-21. 

"The list of effects under this heading is slender. 
The principal items are 103 ounces of wrought plate at 
10 s., 6 d. per ounce, a japanned cabinet, and a field tent. 
Col. Livingston died abroad."** 
1736. Mrs. Elizabeth Livingston, the widow, died on Wednesday. 
17 March, 1 735-36. of apoplexv, aged about 48 years, and 
was buried in the New London cemetery the next day. 
Mr. Joshua Hempstead, the contemporary diarist of 
New London, was one of the pall bearers. ft 

* Public Records, Colony of Connecticut, from October, iyo6, to October, 
lytO, pp. 1, 37. 

t Ibid, vol. XV, Appendix, pp. 562-583. 

X Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, p. 19. 

§ Boston Marriages from 1700 to //j/, p. 46. 

J I Page 257. This author was, however, unaware of the place or date of 
eath, also of the place and date of the colonel's second marriage. 
^ The Politiccd StaU of Great Britain, vol. xix, p. 247. 
*♦ History of New London, p. 364. 
tt Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, p. 301. 

232 Col. John Livingston of New London^ Catm, [July 

A Pew Additions and Corrections to the Family Genealogies 
IN THE " Livingstons or Livingston Manor." 
Appendix B. 
Family of the Rev. John Livingston of Ancrum. 
Page S40. No. IX. James was apprenticed to Edward Steven- 
son, merchant, Edinburgh, 24 Sept., 1662.* 

Appendix C. 
Family of Robert Livingston, First Lord of the Manor 
of Livingston. 
Page S4I. No. I. John, was married to his second wife, Eliza- 
beth Knight, I Oct., 17 13, at Boston, Mass.f He died in 
London, England, 19 Feb., 17 20. J 

Appendix E. 

Family of Robert Livingston, Third Lord of the Manor 

of Livingston. 

Pftge 545- The marriage license of the above Robert Livingston 

and his second wife, Gertrude Schuyler, is dated New York, 

27 Sept., i766.§ 

Appendix P. 

Family of Gilbert Livingston. 

Pftge 547- Cornelia Beekman, wife of Gilbert Livingston, was 

baptised at Kingston, N. Y., 15 Aug., 1693.I 
Pages 547-548. The following children of above: 
No. II. Henry, 

III. Alida, 

IV. Johannes, 

were baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church, New York 
City, and not at Kingston, N. Y. The dates of baptism are 
however correct.^ 

Appendix G. 
Family of Peter Van Brugh Livingston. 

P*ge 549. Peter Van Brugh Livingston married Mary Alexan- 
der, his first wife, on 3 Nov., 1739.* * 

Pages49. He married his second wife, Mrs. Ricketts, relict of 
William Ricketts, at Elizabethtown, N. J., on 9 April, 

P^ge 549* No. I. Date of Philip Livingston's marriage should 
be 20 Oct., i79o.Jt 

* Edinburgh Register of Apprentices, 1^83-1666, (Scottish Record Society.) 

t Boston Marriages, 1700 to lys', p. 46. 

X Th4 Political State of Great Britain^ vol. xix, p. 247. 

§ New Yerk Marriage Licenses, p. 235. 

I Hoes, Kingston Church Registers, p. 40. 

\ New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. xvii, p. 268; 
vol. xviii, p. 31; vol. xix, p. 18. 

** New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. xii, p. 13. 

tt Archives of New Jersey, First Series, Newspaper Extracts, vol. xiii, 
pp. 43i» 442. 

Xt New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. xii, p. 140. 

1915O CoL John Livingston of New London t Conn, 233 

Appendix I. 
Family of William Livingston. 
Page 554. No. XI. Philip French Livingston was drowned at 
Hackensack, N. J., on the last Sunday in May, 1768, aged 
about 8 years.* 

Appendix J. 
Family of Judge Robert R. Livingston of Clermont. 
Page 556. No. VII. John R., was married to Margaret Sheaffe, 
at Boston, Mass., on 20 July, 1779 f 

Appendix K. 
Family of Colonel Peter R. Livingston. 
Page 558. No. V. According to Register of Baptisms, First 
Presbjrterian Church, New York City, Margaret was bom 
6 June, and baptised 3 July, 1768. J 

Appendix M. 

Family of Robert Livingston of Albany, N. Y., the nephew. 

Page 562. No. II. James Livingston died 7 Sept., 1763; will 

proved 31 Aug., 1764.8 
Page 562. No. IV. Date of Peter's marriage to Zelia Holland 
should be 13 Nov., 1728.I 

Additions to Gbnbalooical Table No. i. 
Second Generation — Under John Livingston. 

Add to description of offices: — "Representative in General 
Assembly (for New London), Connecticut, 1706, 1707. 
Member of Council, 1709, 17 10." 
Second Generation— Under Robert Livingston of Clermont. 

Add:—" Clerk Court of Chancery, 1720.'' 
Fourth Generation — Under Chancellor Robert R. Livingston of 
Add: — "Recorder of New York, 1773." 
Fourth Generation — Under Henry Brockholst Livingston. 

Add: — " a son, Jasper Hall Livingston, Secretary of Legation, 
Madrid, 1844.*' 

Additions to Table No. 2. 
Fourth Generation — Under William Smith Livingston. 

Add: — "Member of New York Assembly, 1792, 1793." 
Fourth Generation— To this generation add: 

"Susanna (daughter of Robert James Livingston and Susan 
Smith), wife of Rev. James Francis Armstrong, Chaplain 
Second Brigade Maryland Forces, 1778." 

* Archives of New Jersey^ First Series, vol. vii, p. 177. 
t Boston Marriages from iy^9 to 1809 1 p. 407. 
X New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. vii, p. 137. 
§ Collections New York Historical Society, Year igoa, p. 184. 
II Munsell's Collections of Albany, vol. iv, p. 143. 

234 ^^^ Records of Christ's Church at Rye, New York. [July 



Clerk of the Vestry. 

(Continued from Vol XXXVIII, p. flfU. of the RacORD.) 


Rev. John Murray Forbes, Rector. 
March 15. Friday evening in the church, the following persons: 
James Davenport, son of Philemon and Deborah 

Halstead, born 20 Oct., 18 10, parents sponsors. 
Sarah Ann, daughter of Isaac and Mary Purdy, bom 

Oct. 27, 1 812, parents sponsors. 
Sarah H., daughter of Wm. and Susan Horton, and 

wife of David Brooks, bom 25 June, 1793, David 

Brooks, sponsor. 
William Edgar, son of David and Susan H. Brooks, 

born II Feb., 18 14, David Brooks, sponsor. 

Mary Ann, daughter of Berry. 

Mary Smith, daughter of Gilbert and Phebe Barker. 
April 3. In St. Thomas* Church, Mamaroneck: 

Matilda Ann, daughter of Wm. and Dorothy Harriet, 

born 23 March, 1812. Sam^ and Margaret Purdy, 

6. In Christ Church, Rye, Wed'y Eve'g, the following 

William, son of Isaac and Mary Purdy, born Jan. 14, 

1 8 1 5. Parents sponsors. 
Henry Morgan, son of Thom" and Sarah Purdy, 

born . Parents sponsors. 

Joshua R., son of Isaac and Mary Purdy, bom Aug. 

31, 181 7. Mary Purdy, sponsor, 
ao. In Christ Church, Rye, on Wed'' Eve«, the follow- 
ing persons: 
John, son of Josiah and Anna Buckley, bom April 13, 

1 8 1 5 . Parents sponsors. 
James Whetmore, son of Josiah and Anna Buckley, 

born 10 Aug., 1819. Parents sponsors. 
Hollis, son of William and Sniffen, bom . 

Evans Hollis and parents, sponsors. 
Amanda, daughter of W". and Bamacut. James 

and Melicent Stebbins, sponsors. 
26. At Rye on Tuesday evening: 

William, son of Giles and Elizabeth Green, in his 

3'* year. 
May 22. At Rye, in Christ church, on Sunday: 

Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Thomas and Martha 

Marsh, bom Aug. 29, 1813. Dr. McDonald, sponsor. 

igi 5-1 y^^ Records of Christ* s Church at Rye, New York. 235 

June 19. In Christ Church, Rye, on Sunday: 
Deborah Jane, born Nov. 11, 1820. 
David Munson, born Dec. 15, 1822. 
George Lewis, bom July 31, 1825. 
Barnabas Bertram, born Nov. 31 [sicj, 1827. 
Edgar Buckley and Edwin Forbes, bom Nov. 13, 
1829, children of John and Caroline Osbom. 
Parents sponsors. 
27. Ann Knapp, daughter of Dan^ and Mary Park, bom 
June 19, 1815. Parents sponsors. 
Samuel R., son of Dan^ and Mary Park, bom ai Feb., 
1818. Parents sponsors. 
Oct. 2 On Sunday morning in Christ Church, Rye: 

Giles and Elizabeth Green. Peter A. Jay and wife, 
26. At Rye: 

John, born 16 May, 1825. 
Charlotte Haviland, born 28 Oct., 1826. 
Oliver, born 30 Oct., 1827, and Thomas Stanley, born 
Oct. 7, 1830, children of Giles and Elizabeth Green. 
Parents sponsors. 

Rev. William M. Caruichael, A. M., Rector. 

April 1. In Christ Church, Rye, the following adult persons, 
Pierre Teller Babbit. Dr. McDonald, sponsor. 
Newberry Davenport Halsted. Parents si>onsor8. 
Sam' Haviland and his wife, Mary Haviland, and 
daughters Sarah Haviland, Matilda Haviland. 
Aug. 5. In Christ Church, Rye: 

Mary Choppin, infant daughter of Sarah and Andrew 
22. John Gidney and Ann, children of Sam' and Mary 
Sept. 25. Gloraner Hannah, infant daughter of Sam' and Mar- 
garet Purdy, born Feb. 20, 1832. Sponsors: the 
parents and Hannah Purdy, sister of Sam' Purdy. 

By the Rev. Wm. H. Delancey, D. D., 
Provost of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. 
4. Monmouth Lyon of Mamaroneck, an adult, sick, 
bom Dec. 7, 1791. Sponsors, Alathea Lyon and 
John Peshine. 
Oct. I. Alonzon Alvord, son of Jonathan and Sally Ophelia 
Purdy, bom Feb. 12, 1831. Elizabeth Purdy, 
Nov. 4. At Mamaroneck, Sunday: 

Richard Shaw, a sick child, born Aug. 7, 1830, and 
Thomas Shaw, bom Nov. 2, 1832, children of Rich* 
S. Laycock and Elizabeth, his wife. 

2 36 Vital Records of Christ* s Church at Rye, New York. [July 

Dec. 4. Alonzo, child of William and Jane Wallace (colored 
people), bom 17 March, 1832. 

Jan. 10. John Henry, son of John and Caroline Osborne, bom 
Aug. 23, 1832. 
7. At New Rochelle: 

Archibald Daingerfield, son of Fozhall A. and Sarah 
J. Parker, bom May 23, 1832. 
May 19. At Mamaroneck: 

John H. Guion, son of Peter Guion of Rye Neck. 
July 21. At Mamaroneck: 

Archibald and John, sons of Alexander Campbell. 
Aug. 26. At Sawpitt [Port Chester]: 

Mary Thompson, daughter of Howell and Maria 
Clarke, born Nov. 27, 1831. 
Sept. 3. Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Melicent Purdy, 
bom 27 Nov., 1832. 
5. At Mamaroneck: 

Caroline Louisa, daughter of Leonard and Eliza 
Ogilby, bom Feb. 12, 1831. 
Nov. — . At Rye: 

Henry Hobart, son of William and Eliza Bush. 


June 26. William Miller Carmichael, son of Giles and Eliza- 
beth Green, born Dec. i, 1833. 

Aug. 3. William J., son of Jonathan and Ophelia Purdy, bom 
Aug. IS, 1833. 

Rev. Peter S. Chauncey, Rector. 
Dec. II. In Christ Church, Rye, on Thursday: 

Elizabeth Tyler and Eliza, her daughter, of Sydney, 
Delaware County, New York. Mrs. Read Peck, 
22. At the house of John Hawkins: 
John Henry, aged 10 years, 
Horace, aged 7 years, 6 months, 
Charles, aged 5 years. 
Children of William and Martha Hawkins. Spon- 
sors: the mother and Mr. and Mrs. Read Peck. 
Aug. 31. At Mamaroneck, by the Rev. W. H. Delancey, D.D.: 
William Marks, son of John and Agnes Marks, bom 
June 17, 1824. Parents sponsors. 

May 10. In St. Thomas* Church, Mamaroneck, Sunday after- 
Hannah Coles, wife of Griffin Coles. Mrs. Margt. 

Munro, sponsor. 
At the same time 
Griffin Coles, aged 5 months, 
Elizabeth Coles, aged 3 years. 

1915.I y^^ Records of Chris fs Church at Rye, New York, 237 

Mary Ann Coles, aged 5 years and 5 months, 

iohn Coles, aged 7 years and 1 1 months, 
Lobert Coles, aged 10 years and 7 months. 
Children of Griffin and Robert Coles. Sponsors: 
Miss Marfift. Munro and Hannah Coles. Also 
Lot Henry Lee, aged 2 years, 
Martha Jane Lee, aged 7 years. 
Tames Lee, aged 9 years, 
Sarah Lee, aged 10 years and 7 months, 
John Lee, aged 15 years and i month. 
Children of Joseph and Hannah Lee. Mother 
Jnly a. In the church, Rye, Thursday evening: 

Maria Willard, wife of Howell Clarke, and 
Ann Watson, daughter of Howell and Maria Clark, 
born Feb. 22, 1834. Miss Betsey Brown, sponsor 
for the adult, Mrs. Clark for the infant. 
At the same time, 

William Henry, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Stevens. 
Mr. David Brown, sponsor. 
a6. Sunday morning: 

Mary Ann, wife of Servenus Van Sicklin (very ill). 
Oct. II. In the church. Rye, Sunday evening: 

Louisa Phoebe Ward (adult). David Brooks and his 
wife witnesses. 
Nov. 17. Tuesday morning: 

Julia Ann Griffin (a coloured adult very ill). Cath- 
erine Peterson, witness. 
Nov. 27. In the church. Rye, by the Rev. Joseph H. Nichols, 
Rector of Christ Church, Greenwich, Conn., Fri- 
day evening: 
Augusta, daughter of P. S. and Mary Chauncey, bom 
Oct. 18, 1835. Godfather, John Mason. God- 
mothers: Maria and Caroline Renshaw. Sponsors: 

Jan. 29. Thursday afternoon: 

Anna Lyon, an adult, very ill. Parents witnesses. 
April 24. In the church. Rye, Sundav evening: 

Jane Choppin, infant daughter of Andrew and Sarah 
Fairbanks. Read Peck and Mary Choppin, spon- 
July 3. By Rev. P. S. Chauncey, Rector. In the church, 
Rye, Sunday evening: 
Clarinda, wife of Ezra Wetmore. 
W™. Stanley, her infant son, bom June 24, 1835. 
Cornelia Guion, daughter of Tho". Purdy, bom July 

17, 1819. 
Jane Chauncey, daughter of James and Frances 
Penn, bom May 31, 1836. 

238 Vital Records of Chrisfs Church at Rye. New Vorh. [July 

Sept 17. At the house: 

Sylvia, aged 3 years and 4 months, 
William Henry, aged i year and 8 months, 
Julia Frances, aged 3 months, 
children of Charles and Jane Johnson (colored 

Jan. 3. At the house: 

Francis Hall, bom Sept. 17, 1834, 
Joseph Bradshaw, bom Sept. i, 1836, 

children of John H. and Caroline Osbora. 
Aug. 3. James Jackson, son of James and Maria Lyon (col- 
ored), aged 4 years and 25 days. 
29. At the house of Sevenus Van Sicklen, Rye: 

Cornelia Van Sicklen (very ill), aged 17 years, 5 
months, 10 days. Maria Renshaw, witness. 
Sept 8. In the church, Rye, Friday evening: 

Newberry Davenport, child of William and Eliza 
Bush, bom Dec. 6, 1834. 
Oct 24. At the house of Roger Purdy, Sawpit: 

W". Henry, son of Jonathan and Phebe Haviland, 
bom Nov. 27, t8i2. 
Nov. 30. In the church. Rye, Thursday morning: 

Charity W., wife of Josiah Purdy, and Mary Wilson, 
their daughter. 

Feb. 25. In the church, Rye, Sunday morning: 

John Proctor, son of James and Frances Fenn, bom 
Nov. 17, 1837. The mother and Mrs. Renshaw, 
April 19. At the parsonage. Rye, by the Rev. E. N. Mead, 
Rector of St. Pauls Sing Sing, Thursday evening: 
Maria Catherine, daughter of P. S. and Mary 
Chauncey, bom Sept. 22, 1837. Parents sponsors. 
Mrs. Renshaw Godmother. 
May 20. By Rev. P. S. Chauncey. At the Methodist M. H., 
Sawpit, Sunday afternoon: 
Celia, wife of S. W. Kelly and 
William Thomas, their child, bom Jan. 10, 1832. 
June 8. Harriet Husted (a colored adult) very ill. 
Sept 9. In the Church, Rye, Sunday momine; 

James Horace, son of Christopher ana Eliza Wemple, 
of New York, bom Sept. 26, 1837. 
24. At her residence, Monday afternoon: 

Frances Henrietta, wife of James Dixon. Witness 
Mrs. Mary Chauncey. 
Oct. 18. At Sawpit, Thursday evening: 

Caroline Brown ^colored) an adult very ill. 
31. Atthe house of Jonn H. Osborne, Wednesday evening: 
Abby Jane, daughter of J. H. and Caroline Osborne, 
bom July 29, 1838. 

IQIS'I yi^l Records of Christ s Church at Rye, New York. 2 39 

Nov. 25. At her residence, Sawpit, Sunday afternoon: 
Hannah Reynolds, born March 22, 1779. 

Jan. 6. At the Parsonage, Sunday afternoon: 

Sarah Jane, daughter of John and Elizabeth Town- 
send, bom Dec. 9, 1838. 
March 24. At the Methodist Meeting House, Sawpit, Sunday 
Joseph Cliam, son of Mary and William Mould, 

born Feb. 12, 1834. Mother sponsor. 
At the same time and place: 
Edward, bom July 10, 1833, 
Alvah Augustus, born Oct. 21, 1835, 
Gurdon S. born Nov. 29, 1838, 
children of Daniel and Mary Ireland. Mother 
26. At the house of Howel Clark, Tuesday: 

William Stevens, son of Howel and Maria Clark, 
bom Oct. 4, 1837. Mother sponsor. 
April 29. At Rye, Monday: 

Charles Gedney, a coloured adult sick. 
May 26. In the church. Rye, Sunday morning: 

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Purdy, 
born Aug. 12, 1821. 
June 30. In the church, Rye, Sunday morning: 
Mary Caroline, 
William Henry, 
Philemon Carpenter, 

children of William and Mary Bulkley. 
Abbe Maria, infant child of Daniel and Caroline 
Bulkley, aged 5 months. 

April 5. In the church, Rye, Sunday morning: 

Rosa, daughter of James and Prances Fenn, bom 
Dec. 14, 1839. 
May 17. At Port Chester, Sunday afternoon: 

Charles Wilkins, son of Samuel W. and Celia Kelly, 
bom Dec. 23, 1839. 
Aug. 17. At the parsonage. Rye, Monday: 

Elizabeth, child of John and Elizabeth Townsend, 
bom June 21, 1840. 
Aug. 30. At Rye, Sunday: 

emes, bom Oct. 11, 1836, 
therine, bom Nov. 10, 1838, 
Stephen Henderson, bom May 20, 1840, 
children of James S. and Catherine Petrie, of New 
Aug. 30. At Rye, Sunday: 

George Washington, bom Sept. 27, 1834, 
Nina Robertson, bom Oct. i, 1837, 

240 Vit(ii Records of Chris fs Church at Rye, New York, [July 

David Irwing, born Aug. 4, 1839, 
children of George and Isabella Miln, of New York. 
Sept. I. At the parsonage, Kve, Tuesday: 

Mary Stockton, child of John S. and Maria Chauncey, 
born Sept. 13, 1839. Parents sponsors. Mrs. 
Harrison and Mrs. Chauncey, Godmothers. 
23. Henry Weeks, son of Howell and Maria Clark, bom 

Aug. 18, 1840. 
27. At Rye, Sunday: 

Clark, born Aug 2, 1832, 
Maria C, bom Feb. 22, 1834, 
Daniel S., born Feb. 14, 1836, 
George, bom April 18, 1837, 
William, bom Feb. 28, 1838, 

children of Harvey and Mary Lorlett. 
Nov. 6. At the house of John H. Osborne, Friday evening: 
Caroline, daughter John H. and Caroline Osborne, 
bom July i, 1840. 

April 23. At the house of Billa Theall, Rye, Friday: 

Mary, daughter of Mrs. Ann Theall, (widow of 
William Theall) aged 6 years. 
May 26. At the house of Isaac Emmons, King Street, 
Amelia, bom Oct. 8, 1838, 
Caroline, bom Sept. 29, 1840, 
children of Isaac and Mary B. Emmons. 
June 13. In the church, Rye, Sunday morning: 

Elizabeth Ann, child of Nasses and Lucretia Odell, 
born Aug. 11, 1840. 
July 21. At the house of Thomas Lyon, Bjrram, Wednesday: 
Helen Julia, child of Thos. and Sarah Lyon, born 

Nov. 6, 1840. 
At the same time: 

Catherine Jane, child of John C. and Adelaide Taylor, 
(of New York) bom Aug. 26, 1840. 
Sept. 5. In the church. Rye, Sunday afternoon: 

Jane Eliza, daughter of John and Lydia Wetmore, 
born Sept. 10, 1840. 
Oct. 17. In the church. Rye, Sunday morning: 

Mary Antonia Decondres, aaughter of Antonio and 
Cornelia Ann Martinez, bom March 15, 1831. 

Feb. 20. Sunday morning: 

James, son of William and Annie Sniflfen, bom Sept. 
I, 1823. 
March 8. At Port Chester, Tuesday morning: 

Susan Smith (colored) born Oct. 31, 1791. Mrs, 
Kelley, witness. 

igiSj Vital Records of Chrisfs Church at Rye, New York, 241 

June 19. In the church at Rye, by the Rev. B. M. Yarrington, 

Rector of Christ Church, Greenwich, Conn., Sun- 
day afternoon: 
James Renshaw, son of Rev. P. S. and Mary 

Chauncey, bom March 28, 1842. Wm. Bush ana 

Hackaliah Brown Godfathers. Rosa Renshaw 

At the same time by Rev. P. S. Chauncey: 
Augustus Merwin, bom Nov. 22, 1836, 
James Mandeville, bom March 30, 1842, 

children of James D. and Elizabeth Halsted. 

Parents sponsors. 
26. At Port Chester, Sunday afternoon: 

Augusta Brientnall, daughter of Charles and Delia 

Merritt, bom Aug. 16, 1841. Almira Berger 

Aug. 9. At the house of Nehemiah Brown, Tuesday afternoon : 
Mary Parmela, bom Feb. 2, 1826, 
Anna Euline, bom April 22, 1828, 

daughters of Nehemiah and Parmela Brown. 

20. At her residence, Saturdav evening: 

Emeline Augusta, wife of Joseph Gregory (colored) 

21. At his residence, Sunday afternoon: 

Laban Russell, (a sick adult) bom Oct.5, 1780. 
Sept. 4. In the church, Kye, Sunday afternoon: 

Caroline Amelia, daughter of John and Lydia Wet- 
more, bom July 15, 1842. 
5. Eliza Jay, daughter of Giles and Elizabeth Green, 
bom April 28, 1842. 
Oct. 9. In the church, R^e,' Sunday morning: 

Sarah Hunt, child of Allen and Elizabeth Strang, 
bom Nov, 23, 1 83 1. 
Nov. 27. Mary Adee, bom May 31, 1829, 

Sarah Eleanor, bom June 23, 1832, 
children of Horace and Sarah Booth, (now Mrs. 
Van Sicklin) 
At the same time: 

Clementine, daughter of Sylvanus and Mary Ann 
Van Sicklin, bom Sept. 10, 1831. Mrs. Howel 
Clark, sponsor. 

Feb. 16. At Port Chester, Thursday afternoon: 

Jane Amanda, wife of Robert McNeil. Mrs. Cross, 
April 13. In the church. Rye, Thursday morning: 

Parmela Beatty, wife of William Beatty of Port- 
Chester. S. W. Kelley and wife, witnesses. 
At the house of Thomas Lyon, Byram, Thursday 

Charles Hillsburgh, child of Thomas and Sarah 
Lyon, bom Oct. 9, 1842. 

242 Vital Records of Chris fs Church at Rye. New Yorh, [July 

April 14. On Good Friday mominfi^ in the church. Rye: 

Daniel Ireland, (adult) of Portchester. Samuel W. 
Kelley, witness. 
May 37. At the parsonage, Saturday evening: 

Athelinda Brown of Portchester, bom Jan. 25, 1793. 
Mary Chauncey, witness. 
June 7. At the parsonage, Wednesday morning: 

Mary Ann, child of John and Elizabeth Townsend of 
Port Chester, bom March 20, 1843. 
II. On Sunday evening: 

Hannah Jack, child of James and Maria Lyon 
(colored) bom May i, 183S. 
15. At the house of J. C. Jay, Thursday: 

Ann Maria, child of John C. and Laura Jay, bom 
Feb. 16, 1843. J^^^ C. Jay, Anna M. Fierrepont 
and Elizabeth C. Jay, sponsors. 
25. In the church. Rye, Sunday morning: 
Willet Moseman, bom Oct. 10, 1786, 
Lavinia Moseman, bom July 20, 1791, 
Jeannette Augusta, wife of Joseph Husted and 
daughter of W. and L. Moseman, bom Jan. i, 1814. 
At the same time: 

Hannah Reynolds, child of Henry and Ann Eliza 
Strang, bom Oct. 25, 1837. 
Sept. 10. In the church, Rye, Sunday afternoon; 

Chauncey, child of Thomas K. and Elizabeth Park, 

bom Feb. 26, 1842. 
At the same time: 

Augustus, child of John Augustus and Julia A. 
Park, bom Aug. 22, 1842. 
Oct. 21. At the parsonage, Saturday morning: 

Sarah Ann, child of John and Sarah Moseman (of 
Port Chester) bom Dec. 23, 1842. Mrs. C. 
Chauncey and Mrs. M. Chauncey, witnesses. 
Dec. 15. At Rye, Friday afternoon: 

Augustus Garritt, bom July 4, 1837, 
Jane Eliza^ bom Aug. — ^ 1839, 
George Williams, bom March 11, 1842, 
children of Thomas and Eliza Wall. 
Feb. 4. In the church, Rye, Sunday evening: 

Harvey Lorelett, bom April 30, 1807. Samuel W. 
Kelley, witness. 
May 10. At the house of Isaac Emmons, King Street, Friday 
Virginia, child of Isaac and Mary Emmons, bom 
Oct. 6, 1843. 
July 21. In St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday afternoon : 
Sarah Jane Bush, child of John and Lydia Wetmore, 
bom April 22, 1844. Mrs. Cross and Miss Steer, 

1915O yiUU Records of Christ* s Church at Rye, New York. 243 

July 28. On Sunday morning: 

Mary Chauncey, child of Harvey and Mary Lorelett, 
bom April 8, 1843. 
Aug. 19. At the house of Elbert I. Anderson, Mamaroneck, 
Sarah Charlotte, bom July 18, i8a6, 
Martha Maria, born Dec. 5, 1829, 
children of Elbert I. and Martha Maria Anderson. 
George F. Gorrissen, witness. 
31. At Port Chester, Saturday: 

Elizabeth Jane, bom Oct. 7, 1841, 
Agnes; bom April 29, 1843, 
children of Robert and Sarah Matthews. Parents 
Sept. I. In St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday afternoon : 
Abraham Francis, born Nov. 8, 1833, 
Augustus Mead, bom Aug. 11, 1838. 
children of Joseph B. and Jeannette A. Husted. W. 
Moseman, sponsor, also 
John Edward, bom May 6, 1844, child of John and 

Ann Eliza Brooks. Parents, sponsors, and 
Henrietta Berger, bom Nov. 17, 1843, child of 
Charles and Delia Merritt. Parents, sponsors. 
7. At Port Chester, Saturday: 

Edward Wyman, child of Robert and Jane McNeil, 
bom May 21, 1844. 
9. At the parsonage, Mondav: 

Elizabeth, chila of Howel and Maria Clark, of New 
York, born Jan. 3, 1844. 
13. At Rye, Pridav evening: 

Ann, child 01 George and Ann Cox, bom Aug. 17, 
1844. Mrs. Odell, sponsor. 
30. At the house of Isaac Purdy, Rye, Monday: 

Mary Louisa, child of Elisha and Sarah Haight, of 
New York, bom April 8, 1844. Mr. Isaac Purdy 
and mother, sponsors. 
Oct. 8. At the house of Thomas Clark, Tuesday: 

Mary Lyon, wife of William Horton, bom June 25, 
1820. Mrs. Close and Mrs. Kelley, witnesses. 
24. In the City of New York, Thursday: 

Catherine Augusta, child of John S. and Maria 
Chauncey, bom Jan. 6, 1843. Mrs. C. Chauncey 
and Mrs. Graham, Godmothers: David Graham, 
3. At St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday after- 
Henry Hobart, child of Rufus and Sarah Stivers, 
bom June 25, 1843. 
Dec. I. John, infant son of James and Margaret Burrel (of 
Scotland), bom Jan. 5, 1844. Elizabeth Ann 
Proctor, sponsor. 

244 ^^^ Records of Chrisfs Church at Ry€, New York. [July 

Dec. 5. At Rye, Thursday: 

John Clarkson, child of John C. and Laura Jav, bom 
Oct. 20, 1844. Peter Augustus Jay, John Clarkson 
Jay and Laura Jay, sponsors. 

Jan. 30. At Rye, Thursday: 

Albert Todd, an adult, verjr ill, bom July 29, 1815. 
July 6. In St. Peter's Chapel, Sunday afternoon: 

David, child of John and Elizabeth Townsend, born 

Feb. If, 1845, and 
George Henry, child of Thomas and Mary Ann 
Preston, born Nov. 24, 1844. 
24. At the parsonage, Thursday: 

David Ferguson, child of John and Sarah Moseman, 
bom Feb. 12, 1845. 
30. At the parsonage, Wednesday: 

Daniel Jay, child of Lawrence and Sarah Odell, bom 
Dec. 8, 1844. 

March 22. At St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday after- 
Ella Susanna, child of Caleb and Joanna H. Dow, 

bom Dec. 20, 1842. 
At the parsonage, Sunday afternoon: 
Henry Harrison, child of Harvey and Mary Lorlett, 
born April 7, 1841. 
April 10. In the church. Rye, Good Friday: 

James Soveraine Purdy, bom Sept. i, 1826. John 
Brooks, witness. 
Aug. 30. In St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday after- 
Isaac Cross, child of John and Lydia Wetmore, bom 

June 9, 1846. Daniel Ireland, Mrs. Ireland and 
tr. Cross, sponsors. 
Sept. 15. Eliza, child of Isaac and Mary Emmons, bom June 
13. 1846. Parents, sponsors. 
17. Alice, child of John C. and Laura Jay, bom July 12, 
1846. Parents, sponsors, Mrs. Prime, Godmother. 
27. In St. Peter's Chapel, Port Chester, Sunday after- 
George Edwin Waring, child of Rufus and Sarah 
Stivers, Mrs. Stivers, Augustus Jay Burger and 
Almira Burger, sponsors. 

Jan. 3. In the church, Rye, Sunday morning: 
Joseph Edgar, born April 7, 1834, and 
Sarah Isabel, bom March 23, 1843, 
children of William E. and Maria Brooks. Parents, 
Mrs. David Brooks and John Brooks, sponsors. 
(To b€ cotUinuid,) 

ipiS'J ThiuJur'Thatcher Genealogy, 245 


By John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. 

(Continned from VoL XLVI., p. isSi of the Rbcokd.) 

1051. Abigail^ (Nabby) Vincent (Sarah'* Thacher, Joseph,* 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at 
Ashfield, Mass., November 15th, 1798; died November 27th, 
1846, aged 48, at Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Mass., and was 
buried there in southeast part of the town. She married, 

first, (about 1825, see date of birth of first child), at 

Ashfield, Mass., to Zebulon Taylor, bom at Ashfield, Mass., 

J 1796 ; he lived at Ashfield, and was a farmer, and died 

there (killed by the kick of a horse) September 25th, 1829, 
aged 33, and was buried in the northwest burying groimd, 
Ashfield, Mass. He was a son of Isaiah Taylor (bom Yar- 
mouth, Mass., September 24th, 1765 ; died at Ashfield, Mass., 
Jime 2ist, 1819, aged 54) and his wife Ruth Bryant (bom 

, 1768 ; died August 22nd, 1867, aged 99 years, 7 months, 

at Ashfield, Mass., and was buried there), of Ashfield, Mass. 
Children: 2 (Taylor), i son and i daughter, both born at 
Ashfield, Mass. 

1823 i. Ruth,® bom June 31st, 1826; died January 31st, 

1829, aged 2 years and 7 months, at Ashfield, 
Mass., and was buried there. 

1824 ii. Zebulon Brjrant,® bom August 8th, 1828; died 

; married April 3rd, 1851, at Hadley, 

Mass., to Harriet Worthington Hawley, bom 
Hadley, Mass., November 2nd, 1826; died May 
6th, 1902, at Northampton, Mass., and was 
buried in Plainville, town of Hadley. She was 
a daughter of Levi and Harriet (Nash) Haw- 
ley, of Hadley, Mass. Zebulon Bryant* Taylor 
was a farmer and a broom manufacturer until 
32 years of age, and afterwards a general com- 
mission mercnant for 25 years. He lived suc- 
cessively in Ashfield 20 years, Hadley, Mass., 
8 years, Oshkosh, Wis., 5 years, Chicago, 111., 
21 years, and Tacoma, Wash., 25 years, in 
which latter place in 1907 he was living at No. 
210 St. Helen's Avenue. 
Children: 3 (Taylor), i son and 2 daughters, 
i. Julia Abby,' bom at Hadley, Mass., August 
6th, 1853; died at Chicago, 111., January 
i8th, 1863, and was buried in Plainville, 
town of Hadley, Mass. 

246 Thach^-TkaUhir Gingalogy. [July 

ii. William Henry,* bom at Oshkosh, Wis., 
August i6th, 1856; he was living in June, 
1907, at No. 220 Soto Street, Los Angeles, 
Cal. ; he is a physician and a merchant. He 
married at Los Angeles, May 15th, 1895, to 
Catherine Mulrein, bom San Francisco, Cal., 
September 8th, 187 1, daughter of David and 
Mary (McSweegan) Mi5rein, of Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

Children: 3 (Taylor), all bom at Los 
Angeles, Cai. 
i. Julia Abbie,** bom April 2nd, 1896. 
ii. William Bryant,** bom May 2Sth, 1897. 
iii. Thacher,** bom May i6th, 1899. 

iii. Carrie Maria,* bom at Oshkosh, Wis., De- 
cember 2nd, 1859; died at Chicago, 111., 
April 22nd, 1862, and was buried at Plain- 
ville, town of Hadley, Mass. 

Abigail' (Vincent) Taylor, widow of Zebulon Taylor, 

married a 2nd time at Hawlejr, Mass., March , 1844, to 

Oakes Dyer (as his second wife) ; he was bom at Plainfield, 
Mass., February 22nd, 1799; he was a farmer and lived at 
Plainfield, Mass., and died there January 28th, 1877, and 

was there buried. He was a son of Jesse Dyer (bom , 

1769, at Abingdon, Mass.; died ; married October 4th, 

1795) and his wife Sally Pool (dau|[hter of Deacon Samuel 
Pool), who resided at Plainfield (just over the line from 
Ashfield), Mass. 

Children by her second marriage: None, 

Oakes Dyer had 5 children by his first wife ; he married 
a third time, Aufi[ust — , 1850, to Mary Ford, of Windsor; 
she died April 8m, 1858, aged 56 years. 

Vital Records of Ashfield, Mass, 
Zebtilon Bryant Taylor, of Tacoma, Wash. 
History of Plainfield, Mass,, by Qiarles N. Dyer. 
William Henry Taylor, of Los Angeles, CaL 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod FamUies, No. 75, p. 2, 

1052. Temperance' Vincent (Sarah* Thacher, Joseph,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Ashfield, 
Mass., April 20th, 1802 ; died at Hawley, Mass., January 16th, 
1868, and was buried at Center Hawley, Mass. She mar- 
ried June 9tfi, 1829, at Ashfield, Mass., to Deacon Gains 
Harmon, bom Hawley, Mass., November 26th, 1799; he 
was a farmer and cooper, and died there April 17th, 1841, 
and was buried in Center Hawley, Mass. He was a son of 
Elijah and Rebecca (Qark) Harmon, of Hawley and Sun- 
derland, Mass. 

1915.) Thacher'Thatcher Gifualogy. 247 

Qiildren: 6 (Harmon), 5 sons and i daughter, all bom- at 
Hawley, Mass. 

1825 i. Paulina West,® bom February 23rd, 1830; died 

April i6th, 1858, at Hawley, Mass.; not mar- 

1826 ii. Elijah ist,® bom October 7th, 183 1 ; died May 

nth, 1832, at Hawley, Mass. 

1827 iii. Gains Enos,® bom Febmary 17th, 1833; died 

; married October 15^1, 1862, at Williams- 
burg, Mass., to Julia Elizabeth Qapp, bom 
January 20th, 1838, at Williamsburg, Mass.; 
died ; she was a daughter of William Hor- 
ace and Nancy Parsons (Pomeroy) Qapp, of 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Children: 5 (Harmon), 2 sons and 3 daugh- 
ters, all bom at Hawley, Mass. 

1. Charles Franklin,* bom August 7th, 1863; 
died June 20th, 1864, 

2. Julia Elizabeth,* bom July 20th, 1865 ; died 
; resided at Hawley, Mass.; not mar- 

3. Horace Qapp,* bom April 27th, 1869; died 

; married at Ashfield, Mass., March 

loth, 1897, to Mary Emma Church, bom 
November 27th, 1870, at Ashfield, Mass.; 

died ; daughter of Hennr Sumner and 

Eliza Emma (Barber) Church, of Ashfield, 

Child: I (Harmon) daughter. 

i. Maiigaret,** bom June 21st, 1898. 

4. Nellie Paulina,* bom May 2nd, 1873; died 
; married October 15th, 1901, at Ash- 
field, Mass., to Herman Linus Andersen, 
bom May nth, 1869, at Quennestad, Swe- 
den; died ; son of August and Anna 

Christina (Johnson) Andersen, of Quen- 
nestad, Sweden. 

Children: 2 (Andersen) daughters. 

i. Hazel Beatrice,** bom July 22nd, 1903; 

died July 26th, 1903. 
ii. Carroll Elizabeth,** bom January 8th, 


5. Lou Maria,* bom October 24th, 1878; died 
; resides at Hawley, Mass.; not mar- 

1828 iv. Rev. Elijah,* bom March 22nd, 1835; gradu- 

ated Amherst Coll^^e in 1861, and at Hart- 
ford, Conn., Theological Seminary in 1867 ; or- 

248 ThachsT'ThaUher GenetUogy. [July 

dained Winchester, N. H., October 17th, 1867, 
and was installed and remained there 18 years ; 
installed December 15th, 1885, at Wilmington, 
Mass., and remained there 15 years; removed 
to Randolph, Mass., in 1899; Con^^;ational 
minister, served in Civil War, enhsted Sep- 
tember 4th, 1862, Co. "E," 52nd Regt; dis- 
charged August, 1863; he was living August 
1st, 1907, at Randolph, Mass. He married, 
first, at Southbury, Conn., July 12th, 1866, to 
Lucy Maria Smith, bom Waialua, Sandwich 
Islands, May 19th, 1838; died at Buckland, 
Mass., June ist, 187 1, and was buried at Win- 
chester, N. H. He married, second, at Keene, 
N. H., March sth, 18^2, to Eunice Moore 
Smith, bom at Jaflfna, Ceylon, Febmary nth, 
1846; died at Winchester, N. H., August 14th, 
1872, and was buried there ; he married a third 
time at Plymouth, N. H., October 14th, 1874, 
to Martha Alcesta Homans, bom Ashland, 

N. H., December loth, 1844; died ; 

daughter of James W. and Sarah Ann (Flan- 
ders) Homans, of Ashland, N. H. 

Children: 3 (Harmon), all by third marriage, 
2 sons and i daughter; first 2 bom at Win- 
chester, N. H., and third at Wilmington, Mass. 

1. Lucy Moore,' bom April 23rd, 1877; ^^^^ 
; married George Leonard Hosmer, Au- 
gust 28th, 1901, at Randolph, Mass.; he 
was bom at Lynn, Mass., December 31st, 

1874; died ; son of George Franklin 

and Laura Caroline (Tracy) Hosmer, of 
Lynn, Mass. 

Children: 2 (Hosmer), i son and i daughter. 

i. Chester Harmon,^® bom January 19th, 

ii. Miriam Jewell,^® bom December 13th, 


2. Mary Flanders,' bom May i6th, 1879; liv- 
ing 1907, at Randolph, Mass. ; not married. 

3. Gains Elijah,' bom June 13th, 1887; living 
1907, at Randolph, Mass. ; not married. 

1829 v. Joseph Vincent,® bom March 26th, 1837; he 
lived in Florence, Mass., in 1887, and at Ash- 
field, Mass., in 1907. He married at Ashfield, 
Mass., January loth, 1866, to Abbie Kelly 
Church, bom Ashfield, Mass., June 14th, 1839; 
died at Ashfield, Mass., January nth, 1880. 

1915-] Tkacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 249 

She was a daughter of Sumner and Abigail 
(Kelly) Church, of Ashfield, Mass. 
Children: None. 
1830 VI. Charles Thacher,® bom July loth, 1839; liv- 
ing in 1907, at Ashfield, Mass.; married at 
Hawley, Mass., December 28th, 1864, to Mary 
Ann Clark, born Hawley, Mass., June ist, 
1841 ; living in 1907, at Ashfield, Mass. She 
was a daughter of Samuel AUis and Clarissa 
Robinson (Williams) Qark, of Hawley, Mass. 
Children : 6 (Harmon), 4 sons and 2 daughters. 

1. Charles Henry,' bom November 25th, 1866; 

died ; married May nth, 1892, to 

Flora May Howes. 

2. Frank Clark,' bom December 7th, 1869; 

died ; married December 2Sth, 1895, 

to Florence May Graves. 

3. Minnie Bell,* bom May loth, 1872; died 

; married November 25th, 1897, to For- 

dyce Alden Thayer. 

4. Carrie May* (twin), bom May loth, 1872; 
died May 8th, 1904 ; married November 7th, 
1900, to Dwight Alphonse Keyes. 

5. Henry Elijah,' bom August 7th, 1874; died 
; not married in 1907. 

6. Earl Williams,' bom December 26th, 1883; 
died January 21st, 1905 ; not married. 


Ashfield, Mass., Vital Records. 

Zebulon Bryant Taylor, of Tacoma, Wash. 

George Howes, of Ashfield, Mass. 

Rev. Elijah Harmon, of Randolph, Mass. 

History of Hawley, Mass., pp. 31, 59, 75, 8a 

Charles Thacher Harmon, of Ashfield, Mass. 

Julia Elizabeth Harmon, of Ashfield, Mass. 

1053. Ezekiel' Thacher (Bamabas,® Josg)h,' Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Yarmouth, Mass., May 
1st, 1794; he lived at Bamstable, Mass., just over the line 
from Yarmouth, in house formerly owned by Ebenezer Gor- 

ham ; he was a blacksmith ; he died , at . He married 

first, December , 1816 (intention of marraige entered at 

Brewster, Mass., November 7th, 1816, and made public the 

following Sabbath), at (Dennis, Mass., probably), to 

Lucy Sears, bom Dennis, Mass., May 29th, 1797, baptized 
July 2nd, 1797; died at Bamstable, Mass., November 20th 
(or 27th), 1852, aged 55, and was buried probably at Bam- 
stable, Mass. She was a daughter of Eltamah Sears (bom 
Yarmouth, Mass., October 22nd, 1758; died Dennis, Mass., 
June 1st, 1836, aged 78; gravestone; married at Yarmouth, 
Mass., January loth, 1788) and his wife Mary (or Marcy) 


250 ThachsT'Tkatcher Gifualogy, [July 

Bray (born Yarmouth, April 7th, 1765; died January 9th, 
1846, aged 83; gravestone; daughter of William and Sarah 
(Joice) Bray), of Dennis, Mass. 

Children : I have no record of any children by this marriage. 

Ezekiel Thacher was married a second time at Boston, 

Mass., by Rev. T. Parker, on February ist, 1853, to Alice 

H Easton, of Boston, bom , 1800, about (she was 

S3 years old at marriage), at Barnstable, Mass.; died , 

at . She was a daughter of Pel^ Easton. 

Children : I have no record of any children by this mar- 

Authorities : 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 59. 

Vital Records of Brewster, Mass., p. 12 

Sears Genealogy, by S. P. May, p. 151. 

OHs Barnstable Families, Vol. I, pp. 432-3. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 86, p. i. 

1054. George^ Thacher (Barnabas,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Yarmouth, Mass., April 
2nd, 1796. He was a merchant in Boston of the firm of 
George Thacher & Co., Long Wharf, his partner being his 
brother Isaac' Thacher. He died at Boston, Mass., January 
2nd, 1847, and was buried in his own family lot in Mt 
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass., where the monument 
and gravestone of himself and family are to be found. He 
was married, first, at Boston, Mass., by Rev. Thomas Bald- 
win, to Irene Scudder, bom at Bamstable, Mass., March nth, 
1796; died at No. 27 St. Matthews Street, Boston, Mass., 
April 7th, 1838, of childbirth, and was buried in family lot in 
Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. She was a daugh- 
ter of William and Sarah (Howland) Scudder, of Bam- 
stable, Mass. 

Children: 9 (Thacher), i son and 8 daughters, all bom at 
Boston, Mass. 

1831 i. Mary Howes,* bom August 31st, 1820 (or 

1821) ; died September 14th, 1899, aged 79, at 
Wellesley, Mass., and was buried in Mt. Au- 
burn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. ; gravestone. 
She did not marry. 

1832 ii. Irene Scudder,* bom September 14th, 1822; 

died March (or May) 14th, 1905, at Wellesley, 
Mass., and was buried in Mt. Aubum Ceme- 
tery, Cambridge, Mass.; gravestone. She did 
not marry. 

+1833 iii. William Scudder,* bom August 24th, 1824; 
died September 15th, 1867; married Mary Eliz- 
abeth Chessman. 

+1834 iv. Ellen H ,* bom , 1827; died , 

1859; niarried Aaron Hobart, Jr. She died 

1915.] ThachsT'Thatcher Genealogy. 25 1 

1835 V. Elizabeth,® bom Sq)tember 15th, 1829; died 
January 6th, 1908, at Wellesley, Mass., aged 
79 years, 3 months and 22 days, and was buried 
at Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; 

?"avestone. She did not marry, 
arah,® bom November 7th, 1832; died Jan- 
uary 1st, 1900, at Boston, Mass. (probably), 
and was buried at Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; gravestone. She did not marry. 
+1837 vii. Martha Crocker,® bom September nth, 1835 
(or 1836); died June 9th, 1882 (or 1883); mar- 
ried Francis H Jenny. 

1838 viii. Louisa,® bom Mardi ist, 1838; died August 

I2th, 1846, aged 8 years, 5 months, at Boston, 
Mass., and was buried at Mt Auburn Ceme- 
tery, Cambridge, Mass. ; gravestone, 

1839 ^- Emily® (twin), bom March ist, 1838; died 

September i5tli, 1839, at Boston, Mass., and 
was buried at Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; gravestone. 

George^ Thacher was married a second time, at Boston, 
Mass., by Rev. Thomas Driver, on March loth, 1839, ^0 Eme- 
line E^te, bom Boston, Mass., September ist, 1812 ; died at 
No. 69 Moreland Street, Roxbury, Mass., of chronic pul- 
monary trouble, November 21st, 1873, ^^^ 61 years, 2 
months, 20 days, and was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 
Cambridge, Mass.; gravestone. She was a daughter of 
Caleb and Mary (Wales) Este, of Boston. 
Children : 2 (Thacher), daughters, both bom at Boston, Mass. 

1840 X. Emily,® bom ; died ; living Decem- 

ber, ipi4; not married. 

1841 XL Sophia E ^,® bom January 2nd, 1842; died 

; living December, 1914; not married. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 59. 

Vital Records of Cambridge, Mass., VoL I, p. 645; VoL II, Marriages 
and Deaths. 

Inscriptions from Mt, Aubum Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass,, taken from 
Thacher lot 

Boston, Mass,, Vital Statistics, State House, Boston. 

Probate Records, Boston, Mass, 

Miss Mary Levering Holman, genealogist, No. 4 Park Vale Ave., Alls- 
ton, Mass. 

Vital Records of Mass,, State House, Boston^ Mass. 

1056. Barnabas' Thacher (Barnabas,® Joseph,® Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 
April 4th, 1800 ; he lived at Yarmouth, Cotuit, Brewster and 
Boston, Mass. ; he was a merchant and died at Boston, Mass., 
October 30th, 1864, aged 64 years, 7 months and 26 days, 
and was buried at Mt. Aubum Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. 

252 Thacher'ThaUhir Gentalogy. [July 

He married at Yarmouth, Mass., Atigust 13th, 1822, to Mary 
Gray, bom Yarmouth, Mass., December 31st, 1800 (Decem- 
ber 30th, 1800, according to Vital Records of Cambridge, 
Mass., Vol. I, p. 64s) ; died January 14th, 1863, at Boston, 
Mass., and was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, 
Mass.; gravestone. She was a daughter of Joshua Gray 
(bom October 3, 1777; died October ist, 1828; mar- 
ried October 31st, 1799) and his wife Rebecca Hallett, see 
No. 1033 (bom June 30, 1778; xiied August 7th, 1846), of 
Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 5 (Thacher), 2 sons and 3 daughters. 
-I-1842 i. Mary Gray,' bora July isth, 1823; died June 
20th, 1887 ; married Dr. Luther Whipple Clarke. 
+ 1843 "• Rebecca,® bora February nth, 1825; died 
March 31st, 1889; married Louis Philip Mor- 
1844 iii. Joseph,® bom October loth, 1827, at Bam- 
stable, Mass.; died September 21st, 1853, at 
Eagle Harbor, Mich., and was buried at Mt. 
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; grave- 
stone. Not married. 
+1845 iv. Charles,® bom October 2nd, 1830; died October 
8th, 1891 ; married Eliza Jane Snow. 
1846 V. Charlotte,® bom September 27th, 1836; died 
October 4th, 1836, at Yarmouth, Mass., and 
was buried there ; no gravestone. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealoay, pp. 59, 79. 

MSS. Gray Genealogy, by George Winslow Thacher, pp. 28, 59, 60, 61. 
His grandson Joseph Thacher, of Yartnouthport, Mass. 
Cambridge, Mass,, Vital Records, Vol. I, p. 695. 

Gray Genealogy, bv Mrs. George Winslow Thacher (Julia Edgar 
Thacher), pp. 63, 05, 66^ 67, 68. 

1057. Edward' Thacher (Barnabas,* Joseph,' Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Yarmouth, Mass., Jan- 
uary 25th, 1802 ; he lived at Boston, Mass., and was a manu- 
facturer of railroad spikes and also had salt works at Charles- 
town, Mass.; he died at Yarmouth, Mass., of softening of 
the brain, October loth (or 17th), 1871, aged 69 
years, 8 months. He married, first, at (Yar- 
mouth, probably), on August 13th, 1822 (August 
29th, 1822, according to Family Bible), to Lydia Thacher* 
Gray (see Nos. 1033 ^^^ ^7^5) > bo™ ^t Yarmouth, Mass., 

November 22nd, 1802 ; died July 4th, 1835, ^^ 33» ^t » 

and was buried at Yarmouth, Mass., in Woodside Ceme- 
tery ; gravestone. She was a daughter of Joshua Gray (bom 
October 3rd, 1777; died October ist, 1828; married Octo- 
ber 31st, 1799) ^"d his wife Rebecca Hallett (see No. 1033) 
(bom June 30th, 1778; died August 7th, 1846), of YarmouA, 
Mass. He was married a second time at Bamstable, Mass., 

1915.] Thachtr-Thatcher Genealogy. 253 

by the Rev. George W. Woodward, on January 3rd, 1839, 
int. pub. at Barnstable, December 5th, i838,to Eliza Ann® 
Thacher (see Nos. 898 and 1523), bom June 3rd, 1816, at 
Barnstable, Mass. ; died March 12th, 1852, at Boston, Mass. 
She was a daughter of John^ Thacher and his wife Eliza 
(Hewitt) Thacher, of Barnstable, Mass. (See No. 898.) 
He was married a third time at Barnstable, Mass., by the 
Rev. Theodore P. Doggett, on December 31st, 1855, to 
Hannah Bourne* Thacher (see Nos. 898 and 1524), sister 
of his second wife, bom January 23rd, 1819, at Bamstable, 
Mass.; died July 7th, 1897, aged 78-5-14, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., and was buried there. 

Children by first marriage 7 (Thacher), 5 sons and 2 daugh- 

1847 i- Warren,® bom November 26th, 1823; died 

September isth, 1852 (or December 29th, 1853, 
according to Vital Records of Massachusetts, 
at State House, Boston), of cholera, at Or^on 
Bar, Cal. ; not married. 

1848 ii. Joshua,® bom March 12th, 1825 ; died Septem- 

ber I2tii, 1826, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was 
buried there in Woodside Cemetery ; gravestone. 

1849 "i- Martha,® bom Febmary 25th, 1827 ; died Sep- 

tember 8th, 1896 ; not married. 

1850 iv. Joshua Gray, ist,® bom April i8th, 1829; died 

May 19th, 1829, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was 
buried there in Woodside Cemetery ; gravestone. 
4- 185 1 v. Joshua Gray, 2nd,® bom May 28th, 1830; died 
Febmary 27th, 1866; married Melinda Crowell. 
+1852 vi. Edward,® bom August nth, 18^; died at Yar- 
mouth, Mass., November loth (or nth), 1868, 
aged 36 years, 3 months, of consumption ; mar- 
ried y at , to 

-f 1853 vii. Lydia Gray,® bom May 30th, 18^5; died May 
19th, 1861; married Nehemiah Nickerson 
Children by second marriage: i (Thacher) daughter, 
-f 1854 viii. Gertmde,® bom August 5th, 1839; died April 

15th, 1875; married Captain Henry Arey. 
Children by third marriage: None. 
Edward^ Thacher was apprenticed to a blacksmith at the age 
of 13, and later to a carriagemaker in Boston* He was a partner 
of his father at the age of 20. He fitted the first wheel tire by heat 
in Bamstable County. He went to Boston to live in 1850 and to 
Charlestown, Mass., in 1854, and retumed to Boston in i860. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 59, 68, 75. 
Gray Genealogy, by M. D. Raymond, p. 251. 

MSS. Gray Genealogy, by Mrs. George Winslow Thacher, pp. 11, 29, 

254 Thacktr-Tkatchgr Geneahgy. [July 

Yarmouth Grai'eyard Inscriptions, p. 43. 
Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records, Vol. VI, p. 137. 

Gray Genealogy, by Mrs. George Winslow Thacher (Julia Thachcr), 
pp. 63, 64, 66. 

1060. Isaac' Thacher (Barnabas,* Joseph,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), born at Yarmouth, Mass., 
July 7th, 1808; he lived at Boston, Mass., where he was a 
merchant in the East India trade and a mill owner, **noted 
for his liberality and benevolence" ; he died at Boston, Mass., 
February 15th, 1883, and was buried at Mt. Auburn Cem- 
etery, Cambridge, Mass. He was married at Boston, Mass., 
by tfie Rev. Chandler Robbins, on November 5th, 1835 i^^ 

October 12th, 1835), to Eliza C Hichbom, bom Boston, 

Mass., August 26th, 1806; died at Boston, Mass., of con- 
stunption, on August 23rd, 1856, aged 49 years, 11 months, 
27 days, and was buried at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. She was a daughter of Samuel and Mary 
(Doll) Hichborn, of Boston, Mass., who were married at 
Boston, Mass., March 4th, 1804, by Rev. Samuel Stillman. 
Children: 2 (Thacher), i son and i daughter, both bom at 
Boston, Mass. 

1855 i. Sarah Eliza,* bom January 2nd, 1842; died 
February 8th, 1886, at Boston, Mass., and was 
buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, 
Mass. ; gravestone. Not married. She lived at 
No. 12 Mt. Vemon St., Boston, Mass. 
+ 1856 ii. George,' bora September 7th, 1843; d*^ April 
4th, 1905; married Isabel Gourlay. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, 

His grandson Archibald Gourlay Thacher, of N. Y. City. 
Vital Records of Cambridge, Mass,, Vol. t P. ^5; 
Boston Records Commissions Reports, Vol. aXX, p. 214. 

1063. LoTHROP Russell' Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,* Antonv,* Rev. Peter*), bom Yar- 
mouth, Mass., May 22nd, 1788. He resided at Boston, Mass., 

and Philadelphia, Pa., and was a merchant He died , 

at sea, and is said to have been buried at , on Staten 

Island, N. Y. He was married by Rev. Asa Eaton, at Christ 
Church, Boston, Mass., on March ist, 181 1 (or 1812), to 

Ann Bowditch, of Salem, Mass., bom , at ; died 

, at . Her parentage has not been determined by me. 

Children: 5 (Thacher), 2 sons and 3 daughters. 

1857 i. William Russell,* bom ; baptized at 

King's Chapel, Boston, February 28th, 1813; 
died . 

1858 ii. Sarah,* bom ; died ; said to have 

married Gamer. 

1859 iii. Ann,* bom ; died . 

1915.] Thacher'Thatcher Gtnealogy 255 

i860 iv. Mary Gray,^ bom August 2nd, 1817 ; died De- 
cember 2ofli, 1817, aged 4 months and 18 days, 
and was buried in Trinity Qiurch Graveyard, 
Bridgewater, Mass. ; gravestone. 
1861 V. Samuel Bowditch,® bom January 19th, 1819; 
died March 9th, 1819, s^ed i month, 21 days, 
and was buried in Trinity Church Graveyard, 
Bridgewater, Mass.; gravestone. 
The tradition in regard to Mr. Thacher's marriage to Ann Bow- 
ditch is that he first saw her in the street and, being attracted by 
her personality, followed her home, found out her name, and sub- 
sequently made her acquaintance. She was at the time engaged to a 
gentleman by the name of Poor. Mr. Thacher one evening while 
paying a game of forfeits with a party including Miss Bowditch 
was, as a penalty in the game, required to marry Miss Bowditch ; the 
ceremony was performed in jest by one of the guests, who after- 
wards was found out to be a Justice of the Peace, and, according 
to the then existing laws of Massachusetts, this make-believe mar- 
riage was binding. They were subsequently married again. Mr. 
Thacher was a prosperous merchant in Boston until the embargo 
of 1812, which compelled him to suspend business there. He after- 
wards removed to Philadelphia, where he died, leaving his family 
in poor circumstances. Mr. Poor, the former fianc6 of Miss Bow- 
ditch, saw her daughters in the street and, attracted by their likeness 
to their mother, followed them home and, renewing his friendship 
with Mrs. Thadier in her destitution, aided the famfly in their need. 
The following inscription taken from Latham's Epitaphs of Old 
Bridgewater, Mass., is to be found in Trinity Church Graveyard, 

"'They are even as asleep, and fade away suddenly as the 
grass.* This stone records the departure from life of two infants 
dear to affection and to memory : — Mary Gray, died December 20th, 
1817, aged 4 months and 18 days. Samuel Bowditch died March 
9th, 1819, aged I month and 21 days. Children of Lothrop R. and 
Ann Thacher." 

Mrs. Arthur Thacher, of No. 74 West Johnson Street, Ger- 
mantown. Pa., thinks that descendants of Lothrop Russell^ Thacher 
were in 1907 living in Marblehead, Mass. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 60, 75, 76. 
MSS. Gray Genealogy, by Gfeorge W. Thacher, p. 25. 
Gray Genealogy, by Julia Edgar Thacher, p. 51. 
Hon. George Thadicr's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 247. 
Chas. M. Thacher of Middleboro, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions. 

1066. David^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antonv,* Rev. Peter*), bom Yarmouth, Mass., 
April 28th, 1797 ; he lived at Shelbyville, Indiana. He died 

, at Shelbyville, Indiana. He married , at , to 

Amelia Connor, bom , at ; died , at . Her 

parentage has not been determined by me. 

256 Thacher'ThaUhir Genealogy. [July 

Children: 2 (Thacher), i son and i daughter. 

1862 1. (Son),' bom ? 

1863 ii. Elizabeth,' bom ?; married Toner. 

The son is said to have been a prominent Democratic politician 
at Shelbyville, Ind. The daughter is said to have married a man by 
the name of Toner, and on April 22nd, 1913, was living, a widow, at 
No. 32 West Washington Street, ShelbyvUle, Ind. 

Authorities : 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 

Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 

Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 

George Winslow Thacher, of Yarmouthport, Mass. 

1067. Oliver Noble^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David," 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom Yar- 
mouth, Mass., August (or April) 9th, 1798. He lived at 
Boston, Mass., until 1824; at Flemineton, N. J., until 1835, 
and afterwards at Philadelphia, Pa. ; he was an actor, and a 
spiritualist in belief; he died at Philadelphia, Pa., December 
27th, 1871, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, West 
Philadelphia, Pa. He married at Burlington, N. J., August 

13th, 1840, to Hannah L Ayers, bom at Long Branch, 

Monmouth Co., N. J., , 1813; at time of her marris^ 

she lived at Bordentown, N. J. She died at Philadelphia, 
Pa., Febraary 29th, 1888, and was buried at Woodland Ceme- 
tery, West Philadelphia, Pa. She was a daughter of Zepha- 
niaJi Ayers, of Monmouth Co., N. J. 

Children: 8 (Thacher), 7 sons and i daughter. 

+1864 i. Oliver Noble,* bom November 22nd, 1841 ; died 
December 20th, 1914, at Lynn Haven, Fla.; 

buried at Sawtdl, Cal. ; married ? he Kved 

at Sawtell, Cal., where his widow and one 
daughter reside. 

+1865 ii. Watson Freeman,* bom September 24th, 1843; 
died November 19th, 1899; married Katharine 
Louisa Pfeifler. 

1866 iii. Eunice Weld Russell,* bom March 28th, 1846 : 

died ; married Dr. Frank McDowell, of 

Philadelphia. She died giving birth to twins, 
both of whom died at birai. 

1867 iv. Zachary Taylor,* bom April 19th, 1847; d^^d 

, in infancy. 

1868 V. Alfred Ayers,* bom August 9th, 1848; died 

; he entered the U. S. Navy at age of 14 as 

a page to Admiral Farragut ; he was in the Mar- 
ine Corps, U. S. N., and is said later to have 
been in Sailors' Home in Philadelphia. Not 

igiSO Thacker'Thatcher Genealogy. 257 

1869 vi. Joshua Sears,® bom July 29th, 1850 ; died , 

in infancy. 
+1870 vii. Peter Fritz,® bom October 23rd, 1853; died 
; married Bennetta Harvey. 

187 1 viii. Frederick Augustus Plummer,® bom July i6th, 

1856; died December 24th, 1885, at Philadel- 
phia, Pa., and was buried at Woodland Ceme- 
tery, West Philadelphia, Pa. He was a painter 
and was in politics. He took his own life by 
shooting himself. Not married. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 

Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 

Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 

His grandson Frederick Oliver Thacher. 

1069. Frederick^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, 
Mass., July i6th (or 15th), 1800; he lived at Indianapolis, 

Ind. ; he died , at Indianapolis, Ind. He married , 

at , to Love. 

I have been unable to obtain further information regarding 
this family. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 
Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 

1070. Arthur^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, 
Mass., September 14th, 1801 ; he lived at Philadelphia, Pa., 
and was a wholesale hardware merchant of the firm of 
Reeder & Thacher; he died at Philadelphia, Pa., October 
26th, 1870, and was buried in the Dunker Cemetery, Ger- 
mantown, Philadelphia, Pa. He married , 1833, *o Cath- 
arine McMinn, bom Philadelphia, Pa., September 2nd, 1810; 
died at Philadelphia, Pa., January 2nd, 1877, and was buried 
in the Dunker Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. 
She was a daughter of and of , who resided at 

Children: 7 (Thacher), sons, all bora at Philadelphia, Pa. 

1872 i. William Russell,* bom October 27th, 1834; 

died ; living in 1907 at the Presbyterian 

Home for old men in Philadelphia, Pa. Not 

+ 1873 ii. Arthur,* bora January 19th, 1837; died Octo- 
ber 30th, 1894; married Emma Russell® Thacher 
(See No. 1891.) 

+ 1874 iii. Justus McMinn,* bom April 30th, 1839; died 
June 26th, 1892 ; married Virginia Childs Led- 

258 Thacher'Thatcher Gemalogy. \]m\^ 

+ 1875 iv. Henry Githins,' bom , 1841; died ; 

married Emma Thomas. 

1876 V. Edward,* bom , 1845; died , 1855 

(about), at Philadelphia, Pa., and was buried 
in the Ronaldson Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. 

+ 1877 vi. James Duncan,' bom ; died December loth, 

1905; married Fanny ? 

1878 vii. Albert Edward,' bom January 21st, 1849; died 

January 20th, 1905, at , and was buried in 
)unker Cemetery, Germantown, Philadelphia, 
Pa. Not married. 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 
Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 
Philadelphia Directory, 1907. 

1071. Abigail Russell^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom Yar- 
mouth, Mass., December 29th, 1802; died at Philadelphia, 
Pa., January 29th, 1876, aged 73, and was buried at Laurel 
Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. She married at Philadel- 
phia, Pa., on , to Dr. Samuel Hunter, bom , at ; 

died , at Philadelphia, Pa., and was buried at Laurel 

Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. He was a dentist. 
Children : None. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 
Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 
Family Records. 

1072. Lucy Weld^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom Dartmouth, 
Mass., Mardi 24th, 1804; died at Philadelphia, Pa., September 
29th, 1890, and was buried at Ronaldson Cemetery, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. She married , at Philadelphia, Pa., to 

James Calbreath. 

Children: None. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 6a 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 
Loomis. Genealogy, p. 481. 
Family Records. 

1073. Alfred^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Dartmouth, Mass., 
October 8th, 1806. He lived 25 years at Philadelphia, Pa., 
in Columbus, Miss., 1842- 1848; and in Ointon, Ala. He 
was a cotton merchant and wholesale grocer in Columbus, 
Miss. ; in 1865 he was of the firm of Weaver, Stock & Co., 
cotton brokers in Mobile, Ala., and had a plantation at Qinton, 
Ala. He was a Colonel of Militia in Mississippi, and in the 

1915.] Thachtr-Thatcher Genealogy. 259 

Confederate army from Mississippi, and served in Alabama 
in Zolicofer*s command. He died at or near Qinton, Ala., 
April 25th, 1870, and was buried in the Presbyterian Cem- 
etery at Qinton. He was married on the Hutton estate at 
Qinton, Ala., on November 29th, 1848, to Mary Elizabeth 
Hutton, bom in Perry County, Ala., February 19th, 1827; 
died at Oakland, Miss., January nth, 1879, ^i^d was buried 
in the Henderson burying ground, Oakland, Miss. She was 
a daughter of William Josephus Hutton (a nephew of John 
C. Calhoun) by his wife Aim Callaway, who lived at Qin- 
ton, Ala. 

Children: 6 (Thacher), 4 sons and 2 daughters, Nos. i, 2, 3 
and 6 bom in Greene Co., Ala., Nos. 4 and 5 in Columbus, 

+1879 L William Hutton,* bom October 20th, 1849; 
died ; married Julia Williams. 

-|- 1880 ii. Orline,' bom March 27th, 185 1 ; died ; mar- 
ried Samuel Ashmead* Thadier. (See No. 

1881 iii. Walter Noble,' bom May 25th, 1853 ; died , 

1878 (in the fall), in Oakland, Miss., and was 
buried there in Henderson Cemetery. Not mar- 
ried. He graduated from the University of 
Mississippi; he taught school at, and was per- 
haps proprietor of, the Seminary at Oakland, 

1882 iv. Marietta,* bora Febraary 21st, 1855 ; died Au- 

Sst 27th, 1856, at Columbus, Miss, 
fred Clarence,* bora February 28th, 1857; 
died January 6th, 1882, at Shdl Mound, Le 
Flore Co., Miss. Not married. 
1884 vi. Emest Milton,* bom October 4th, 1859; died 
May 22nd, 1875, aged 15, at St Louis, Mo. 
Not married. 


George Winslow Thacher, of Yarmouthport, Mass. 

Allen's Thicker Genealogy, p. 60. 

Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 

Loonns Genealogy, p. 4S1. 

His son, Wm. Sutton Thacher, of Bronxvillc, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

1074. Cyrus Sylvester^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David," 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at 
Dartmouth, Mass. (or Philadelphia, Pa.), March 12th, 1808. 
He lived at Philadelphia, Pa., and was a hat manufacturer; 
he was a "Millerite" (Adventist) and preached in the streets 
and made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He died at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., March 9th, i8p2, and was buried in Mount 

Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. He married , at 

Philadelphia, Pa., to Elizabeth Runner, bom , 1813, at 

26o Thachir'Thatchtr Gemalogy. [July 

Philadelphia, Pa. (of German descent) ; died at Philadelphia, 
Pa., May ist, 1875, and was buried at North Laurel Hill 
Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. She was a daughter of Samuel 
and Susan (Fisher) Runner, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Qiildren: 3 (Thacher), 2 sons and i daughter, all bom at 


+1885 i. Cyrus Sylvester,* bom October 8th, 1836; died 

May 1st, 1897; married Frances Chadwick. 
+ 1886 ii. Susan,® bom , 1838; died August , 

1877; married Joseph Dinan. 
+1887 fii. Charles Fox,* bom December i8th, 1843; died 

; married Kate Montgomery. 

AuTHORrriEs : 
His son Charles Fox Thacher. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 
Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 

1075. Eunice Noble^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David," 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom March 
23rd, 181 1, at Dartmouth, Mass. (or Philadelphia, Pa.) ; died 

, at Philadelphia, Pa. ; married , at , to James 

Latta, a lawyer in Philadelphia, Pa., bom , at ; died 

, at . 

Children: 2 (Latta) daughters. 

1888 i. Sarah,« bom ; died . 

1889 ii. Catharine,* bom ; died , previous to 


In 1907 Sarah* Thacher was living in the Presbyterian Old 

Ladies' Home in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Authority : 
Mrs. Arthur^ Thacher. 

1076. Charles Fox^ Thacher (Hon. David,* Hon. David,* Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom October 9U1, 
1812 at Dartmouth, Mass. ; he lived all his life in Philadelphia, 
Pa., at No. 529 North 4th Street; he was a wholesale boot 
and shoe merchant, and a member of Co. **E," ist Regiment, 
N. G. Pennsylvania ; he died at Philadelphia, Pa., November 
13th, 1874, aged 62, and was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia, Pa. He married May 24th, 1837, at Philadel- 
phia, Pa., to Amanda Malvina Ashmead, bom February 8th, 
1818, at Philadelphia; died at her home, No. 74 West John- 
son Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., January 25th, 
191 1, and was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; she was a daughter of Samuel and Susan (CoUaday) 
Ashmead, of Philadelphia, Pa., and subsequently of Beesley's 
Point, N. J., in which latter place Samuel Ashmead died. 

Children: 9 (Thacher), 3 sons and 6 daughters, all bom in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

IQIS-I Theuher-Thatcher Gemalogy, 26 1 

+ 1890 i. Samuel Ashmead,* born July ist, 1838; died 
April 1st, 1^2; married, first, Emily Malvina 
Willis; married, second, Orline^Thacher. (See 
No. 1880.) 

+1891 i. Emma Russell,® bom November 23rd, 1830; 
died ; married Arthur* Thacher. (See No. 

1892 iii. Amanda Malvina,® bom Febmary 28th, 1842; 
died August 17th, 1868, at Philadelphia, Pa., 
and was buried there in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 
Not married. 

+1893 iv. Julia,® bom November 14th, 1843; d>cd ; 

married Charles Bowman Baeder. 

+1894 V. Helen Woddrop,® bom June nth, 1845; died 

; married Louis Ewald Pfeiffer. 

1895 vi. Laura,® bom Febmary 28th, 1848; died Octo- 
ber 13th, 1887, at Philadelphia, Pa., and was 
buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Not married- 

+ 1896 vii. Annie CoUaday,® bom December 28th, i&©; 

died ; married Charles Edwin Grange, 

1897 viii. Charles Fox,® bom December 24th, 1853 ; died 
June 20th, 1893, at Philadelphia, Pa., where he 
lived all his life ; he was a tmnk merchant, be- 
longed to many clubs in Philadelphia; he was 
a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of Co. 
"E," 1st Regt., N. G. Penn. Not married. 

-I-1898 ix. Lothrop,® bom January 22nd, 1859; died ; 

married Emma White. 

Her daughter, Mrs. Grange. 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 60. 
Noble Genealogy, p. 659. 
Loomis Genealogy, p. 481. 
Philadelphia Directory, 1907. 

1078. Abigail^ (Nabby) Hedge (Mercy® Thacher, Deacon Josiah,' 
Judah,* Hon. Col. John,® Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom Yar- 
mouth, Mass., July nth, 1786 (see age at and date of death^ ; 
died November 19th, 1865, aged 79 years, 4 months^ 8 days, 

at Yarmouth, Mass., of paralysis ; married , at ^ to 

Edmund Eldridge, bom , 1782 (see age at and date of 

death), at ; he was a farmer and lived at Yarmouth, 

where he died of lung fever, March , 1853, aged 71 

years. He was a son of David Eldridge (bom , ^750; 

died August 4th, 1831 in his 8ist year; married September 
2ist, 1775, at Bamstable, Mass.) and his wife Bethia Bearse 

(born , 1755 ; died August 28th, 1826, in her 69th year), 

who resided at Yarmouth, Mass. 

Qiildren: 7 (Eldridge), 3 sons and 4 daughters. The order 
of birth here given is not vouched for. 


262 Thacktr'Thatcktr Gitualogy. [July 

1899 1. Mercy Thacher,* bom ; died . 

1900 ii. Ellery,® bom January ist, 1809; died August 

3rd, 1810, aged I year, 7 months, 3 days, at 
, and was buried in old cemetery, Yar- 
mouth, Mass. ; gravestone. 

1901 iii. Andrews,* bom March 4th, 181 5; died April 

4th, 1815, aged 31 days, at , and was buried 

in Old Cemetery, Yarmouth, Mass.; grave- 

1902 iv. Alvira,' bom ; died . 

1903 v. Nabby Hedge,' bom ; died . 

1904 vi. David Gorl^m,' bom October ist, 1818; died 

May 17th, 1819, aged 7 months, 16 days, at 
, and was buned in Old Cemetery, Yar- 
mouth, Mass. ; gravestone. 

1905 vii. Lucy Annah,* bom , 1824 ; died ; mar- 

ried July 20th, 1852, to Leander Merchant (as 
his second wife), a merchant of Mobile, Ala.; 
at marriage he was 51 years old and she was 
28 years old. He was bom in Yarmouth, Mass., 
and was a son of Josiah Merchant 


Hon. George Thachcr's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 232. 
Yarmouth, Mass., Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 13. 

Massachusetts Vital Records, subsequent to 1842, in State House, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

1079. PoLLY^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 
July 25th, 1796; died January 29th, 1870, aged 73 years, 
6 months, 4 days, at Yarmouth, Mass., of nervous prostra- 
tion; she married September iiUi, 1817, at Yarmouth, Mass. 
(probably), to William Hall, bom Yarmouth, June (or Jan- 
uary) 22nd, 1791 ; he lived at Yarmouth; he died January 
loth, 1865, at . He was a son of Isaac Hall (bom Jan- 
uary 5th, 1740-41; died November 27th, 1826; married Oc- 
tober 29th, 1789) and his second wife Hannah Taylor (bom 

, 1746; died August 7th, 1828, in her 82nd year), of 

Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 6 (Hall), i son and 5 daughters. 

-I-1906 i. Hannah,' bom , 1818; died ; married 

Dexter Wheeler and died without issue. 
-1-1907 ii. Elisha,® bom February 14th, 182 1; died ; 

married in Jacksonville, Fla. 
+1908 iii. Eunice Thacher,* bom January 20th, 1825 ; died 

November , 1896; married Captain Oliver 

-f 1909 iv. Mary,* bom , 1827; died ; married 

Edmund B. Hamblin. 

igisO Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. 263 

1910 V. Eliza Hallett,® bom , 1832 ; died February 

loth, 1858, aged 26 years. Not married. 

191 1 vi. ?• 

Authorities : 
Hon. George Thacher's Thacher Genealogy, p. 227, and corrections to 
same by George Winslow Thacher, p. 60. 
Allen's Thacher Genealopy, p. 60. 
Hall Genealogy, by David B. Hall, p. 254. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 16. 
Yarmouth Cape Cod Families, No. 67, p. 5. 
Mass. Vital Records, at State House, Boston, Mass. 

1084. Nancy^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah,» Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 

April loth, 1806; died , at ; married , at , 

to Enoch Brown* (of Pawtucket and North Providence, R. 
I.) , bom , at ; died , at . 

Children: 3 (Brown) sons. 

1912 i. James,* bom . 

1913 ii. George,* bom . 

1914 iii. Alfred Augustus,* bom . 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 227, and corrections to same by G. W. 
Thacher, p. 60 X. 

General Catalogue, Brown University, 191 4, p. 71. 
Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. XIX, p. 381. 
Vital Records of Ahington, Mass., Vol. I, p. 39; Vol. II, p. 38. 

1086. SusAN^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., Sep-' 
tember 26th, 1810; died May 25th, 1893, aged 82 years, 8 
months, 19 days, at Yarmouth, Mass.; married January 

, 18^3, at , to Captain Ansel Matthews, bom at 

Yarmoutn, Mass., September 20th, 1807; died April 25th, 
1884, aged 76 years, 7 months, at Yarmouth, Mass. ; he lived 
at Yarmouth, Mass., and was a sea captain. He was a son 
of Isaac Matthews (bom Febraary 21st, 1773; died October 
5th, 1827 ; married March 3rd, 1798) and his first wife Re- 
becca Crowell (bom March ist, 1775; died July 4th, 1818, in 
her 44th year), of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 2 (Matthews), i son and i daughter. 

191 5 i. Frederick Thacher,* bom , 1834; died Sep- 

tember 7th, 1858, at sea, drowned. He was a 

♦An Enoch Brown graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., 
in class of 1801. He was A.B., and A.M., and was a lawyer, bom in Maine, 
and while a student he lived at Abington, Mass. ; he died m 1839. 

An Enoch Brown, of Boston, and Mary Wells Tyler, of Wrentham, 
Mass., were married at Wrentham, November 19th, 181 1. 

An Enoch Brown, son of Samuel and Deborah ( ) Brown, was 

bom at Abington, Mass., October 19th, 1781. 

An Enoch E. Brown of Bangor, Maine, and Elizabeth Whitn^an were 
married at Abington, Mass., September 21st, 1835, (he aged 29 and she 21 
at marriage). 

264 Thachgr'Thatchtr Ggnealogy. [July 

carpenter and ap^ed 24 years at death. No rec- 
ord of his mamage. 

1916 ii. Maryette," bom ? 


Hon. George Thachcr's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 227. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 8i» pp. 6, 7; No. 71, p. 4- 

1087. Frederick^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah," Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Yarmouth, Mass., 
November 25th, 1812; died , at Brooklyn, N. Y.; mar- 
ried , at , to Hannah Elliot (who lived in New 

York City before marriage and after husband's death (in 

1872) lived in Brooklyn, N. Y.), bom , at ; died 

, at . Her parentage is unknown to me. 

Children: 3 (Thacher), 2 sons and i daughter. 

1917 i. Henry Elliot,* bom ; died , 1868. 

1918 ii. Frederick,* bom ; died , young, 


1919 iii. Josephine,* bom ; died ; married , 

1870, to ? 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 
Hon. George Thachcr's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, pp. 227, 228. 

1088. Alfred^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 

July i8th, 1816; he lived in 1872 in Illinois; died , at 

; he was married at North Providence, R. I., by the 

Rev. S. S. Bradford, on September 5th, 1843, to Susan 
Baker, bom , at ; died , at . 

Children: 2 (Thacher), i son and i daughter. 

1920 i. Edmund,* bom . 

192 1 ii. Mary Ellen,* bom . 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 

Hon. George Thachcr's MSS. Thacher Genalogy, p. 228. 
Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 2, p. 40. 

1089. Prentiss^ Thacher (James,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmoutfi, Mass., 
October 9th, 18 18; he lived at North Providence and Paw- 
tucket, R. I., and at New York City. He died , at ; 

he was married at Providence, R. I., May 20th, 1845, by Rev. 

Henry Waterman, to Catharine J Harris, bom ^ 

1825, at ; died , 1892, at . She was a daugh- 
ter of William Harris (born , 1782; died , iJ^S; 

married January 4th, i8op; son of Joseph and Hepsibah 
(Bunker) Harris) and his first wife Sarah Greene (bora May 
5th, 1788). 

1915.] Theuher-Thatcher Genealogy. 265 

Chfldren: (Thacher) ? 

I have obtained no further record of this family. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 
Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. II, p. 184. 
Greenes of Rhode Island, p. 493. 

1091. Harriet^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah,^ Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass.^ 

March 14th, 1792; died , at ; married , 1813 

(int. pub. October i6th, 1813), at , to David Ryder^ 

bom at Yarmouth, Mass., August 2nd, 1789; died ^ 

1834, at . He was a son of Edward Rider (bom Octo- 
ber 4th, 1761; died December 27th, 1817) and his wife 
Mercy Rider, daughter of John Rider by his second wife 

Susannah Crowell (bom June 24th, 1764; died ), ol 

Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 7 (Ryder), 2 sons and 3 daughters and 2 sex 

not given, all bom at Yarmouth. 

1922 i. Calvin,* bom March 20th, 1814; died ; 

lived in New York. 

1923 ii. Watson,' bom September 28th, 1815 ; died . 

1924 iii. Mary Hedge," bom July 29th, 1817; died Sep- 

tember , 1837. 

1925 iv. Harriet,* bom July 8th, 1819; died ; mar- 

ried , to Gorham and lived in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

1926 V. Jane,' bom September 15th, 1821 ; died . 

1927 vi. Twins,' bom July , 1823 ; died . 

1928 vii. Twins,' bom July , 1823 ; died . 

Another daughter of Harriet (Thacher) Ryder is said to hav^ 
married Simpson and lived in Boston, Mass. 

AuTHosmss : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 236. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 60^ pp. ^ 3, 4, 5, 6. 

1092. Desire^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah," Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass.^ 
September 23rd, 1793; died at Yarmouth, Mass., August 
22nd, 1846, aged 51 years and 11 months', and was buried 

in Old Cemetery there ; gravestone. She married , 1817, 

at Yarmouth, Mass. (probably), to Josiah Nickerson, of 

Dennis, Mass. ; bom , at ; died , at . His 

parentage has not been ascertained by me. 

Children: 4 (Nickerson), sons. 

1929 L Allen,' bom ; died ; married Louisa* 

Gorham. (See No. 1133.) 


Thacher'ThaUhtr Genealogy. 


1930 11. George Russell,* born 



ried Lydia Hedge* Thacher. (Sec No. 1940.) 

193 1 iii. Dustin,* bom ; died . 

1932 iv. Charles,* bom ; died, . 


Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 

Yarmouth, Mass,, Graveyard Inscriptions, p. 29. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 237. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 87, p. 8. 

I094. Paddock^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom Yarmouth, Mass., 
June 25th, 1797; he lived at Yarmouth, Mass., and died 
there December 25th, 1867, aged 70 years, 6 months, of har- 
dening of the arteries. I have no record of hfa place of burial. 
He married at Yarmouth, February 28th, 1&22, to Luqr 
Hallet, bom Yarmouth, Mass., October 4th, 1794; died Yar- 
mouth, Mass., March 3rd, 1872. She was a daughter of 
Nathan Hallet (bom December loth, 1768; died ; mar- 
ried August 23rd, 1791) and his first wife Azubah White 
(bom October 22nd, 1770; died July 7th, 1805, aged 35), 
of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 7 (Thacher), 3 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at 

1933 i. Russell, 1st,* bom April 13th, 1823; died Au- 

?ist 4th, 1824, aged 15 months and 21 days, at 
armouth, and was buried there in Woodside 
Cemetery; g^vestone. 

1934 ii. Harriet H ,® born September 28th, 1825; 

died October 14th, 1826, aged i year and 15 
days, at Yarmouth, Mass., and was buried 
there in Woodside Cemetery; gravestone. 

+ 1935 iii. Russell, 2nd,* bom April 26th, 1827; died at 
sea, drowned, April 17th, 1855, aged 27 years, 

II months, 21 days; married Harriet A 

Cobb. (V. R. Mass. says he was "single" and 

+1936 iv. Phebe,* bom Febmary i6th, 1829; died Au- 
gust 2 1 St, 1862, aged 33; married David S 


+1937 V. Oliver,* bom May 26th, 18^; died July 8th, 
1866, a|^d 34 years, i month, of fever; mari- 
ner, residence Hyannis ; married Hannah G 


-{-1938 vi. Azubah Hallet,* bom May 25th, 1835; died 

April 13th, i860; married Simeon H 

1939 vii. Lucy Ellen,* bom November 3rd, 1837; died 
at Yarmouth, June ist, 1839, aged 19 months, 
and was buried there in Woodside Cemetery; 

1915O Thacher-ThaUher Genealogy. 267 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 61, 76. 
Hon. George Thacher's l/LSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 237. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 43, 44. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Families, No. 84, p. 10; No. 88, p. 6. 
Vital Records Mass., State House, Boston, Mass. 

1905. JosiAH^ Thacher ( Josiah,* Decan Josiah," Judah,* Hon. Col. 
John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., July 
6th, 1799; he lived at Yarmouth, Mass., and at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., and was master and part owner of the ship Catharine 
and made foreign voyages, also of the ship Lewis Cass and 
the ship Warsaw. He was granted letters of marque and 
permission to carry gims signed by President Jackson. He 
died at sea on a voyage from Mobile, Ala., to New York 

City, , 1840, and was buried at sea. He married , 

1821 (about) (see date of birth of his first child), at 

(South Dennis, Mass., probably), to Daty Baker, bom at 

South Dennis, Mass., , 1802 ; died , 1889, at Brook- 

l)m, N. Y. She was a daughter of Baker and his wife 

Huldah ( ) Baker, of South Dennis, Mass. , 

Children: 5 (Thacher), 3 sons and 2 daughters, first bom 
in South Dennis, rest in Brooklyn, N. Y, 

+1940 i. Lydia Hed|;e,* bom Febmary 22nd, 1822; died 

; married George Russell* Nickerson. (See 

No. 1930.) 

1941 ii. Josiah,* bom ; died ; in 1907 he was 

an inmate of the Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten 
Island, N. Y. 

+1942 iii. Daty Ann,® bom ; died , 1888; mar- 
ried Comelius Martin. 

1943 IV. William,* bom March nth, T834; died , 

1887, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was a sea captain 
and was not married. 

+1944 V. George,* bom January 21st, 1837; died ; 

married Elizabeth May Skippon. 

Authorities : 
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 61, 76. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 237. 

1097. Mary Gray^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah," Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John,' Antony,* Rev. Peter^), bom at Yarmouth, 

Mass., August 5th, 1804; died , at ; married ^ 

at , to Francis Albert Jarrot, of Boston, Mass.; bom 

, at , France; died , at . 

Parentage not known to me. 

Children: 2 (Jarrot) sons. 

1945 i. Jarrot,' bom ; died »-. 

1946 ii. Francis,* bom ; died -^ — . 

l6S ThacJUr'TkaUJUr Ggngaloiy. [July 


AlUn's Thacher Genealogy, p. 6i. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. ^ 

1098. Fanny^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah/ Hoil 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), born at Yarmouth, Mass., 
June nth, 1806; died at Yarmouth, April 20th, 1850, aged 
43, and was buried there in old cemetery; gravestone. She 
married December 20th, 1836, at Yarmouth (probably), to 
Ophir Josselyn, a peddler, of Yarmouth, Mass., as his first 

wife; he was bom , at ; died , at . Hfa 

parentage has not been ascertained by me. 

Children : None that I know of. 

Ophir Josselyn married a second time to , and his chil- 
dren are all said to have been by his second wife. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 61. 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. a33. 

iioi. Hannah^ Thacher (Josiah,* Deacon Josiah,* Judah,* Hon. 
Col. John,* Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, Mass., 
August 13th, 1813; died at Yarmouth, Mass., June nth, 
187 1, and was buried there in old cemetery. She married 
at Yarmouth, April 13th, 1832, to Charles^ Thacher (see 
No. 1032), as his first wife, bom Yarmouth, June 30th, 
1807; he lived in Yarmouth and died there February 15th, 
1886, and was there buried in Old Cemetery. He was a son 
of Ebenezer* Thacher (see No. 480) and his wife Tamsen 
Taylor, who resided at Yarmouth, Mass. 
Children: None. 

Charles^ Thacher was married a second time at Yar- 
mouth, on August 24th, 1881, by the Rev. Azuriah Eldridge, 
D. D., to Armenia C- — Elddridge, as her third husbwd 
(whose second husband was Benjamin Eldridge), bom Au- 
gust , 1820, at Dunkirk, (or Leona, N. Y.) ; died 

January 6th, 1891, at Yarmouth and was buried there in 
Old Cemetery. Her father's name was Hezekiah Bull, of 

England, and her mother was his wife Electa ( ) Bull; 

her parents are said to have lived at Leona, N. Y. 
Children: None. 

Charles^ Thacher was apprenticed to Ezekiel Thacher (see No. 
1053), a blacksmith at Barnstable, Mass., at the age of 14; at the 
age of 19 or 20 he went to sea and was captain of a coasting vessel; 
subsequently he became a surveyor and conveyancer and Justice 
of the Peace. 

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 58, 59, 61. 

C W. Swift, Publisher of the Yarmouth Register, Yarmouthport, VLum. 
(Tc be amtmued.) 

1915J Revolutionary War Muster Roll. 269 


Contributed by George Austin Morrison, Jr. 

In examining the "Swartwout Manuscripts/' now deposited 
in the New York Historical Society, a number of papers of the 
period of the Revolutionary War were found and among them 
an original Muster Roll of one of the companies in the Fourth 
Regiment of Dutchess County, New York, commanded by Colonel 
John Frear. 

The Fourth Regiment of Dutchess County, New York, has 
hitherto been known as the " lost regiment,*' from the fact that 
no roll of enlisted men in this regiment has been discovered, 
although a fragmentary list of its ofiBcers, and of land bounty 
rights granted to the oflScers and some of the men is preserved 
at Albany. Both Femow in the Archives of State of New York^ 
vol. XV, and Jas. A. Roberts in New York in the Revolution^ 
give the following: 

" Dutchess County Militia — 4th. Regiment. 
Colonel John Frear 
Isaac Conklin Samuel Smith 

Hageman Luke Stoutenburgh 

Elijah Herrick Straight 

— Kilsey Bernardus Swartwout 

Low Hugh VanKleek 

David Ostrand John Van Kleek. 

Abraham Fort Jonas Weeks 

Alexander Furman (Reuben) Spencer 

(No enlisted men found.)*' 
The list of Captain Bernardus Swartwout's Company dis- 
covered among the Swartwout manuscripts contains the names 
of seventy-five o£Bcers and men. A cross has been marked with 
the pen on four names and one name has been erased, but the 
remaining seventy names are undoubtedly those of soldiers who 
saw active service in the war. Comparatively little is known of 
Colonel John Frear and his descendants, and such information 
as exists may be summed up as follows: 

John* Frear (Abraham,* Abraham,^ Hugo'), of Poughkeepsie, 
New York. He was baptized at Poughkeepsie, 27 May, 1739, 
witnesses being Baltus van Kleek and Algjen Freer. He fought 
in the Revolutionary War as Colonel of the 4th Regiment of 
Dutchess County. The list of enlisted men of this regiment 
cannot be found, but the list of officers and the list of land bounty 
rights for this regiment has been preserved. At the commence- 
ment of the war m 1776 Colonel Frear was appointed one of the 

270 Revolutionary War MusUr Roll. [July 

" Committee of Correspondence " to look after the interest of the 
patriot cause. In 1794 his name appears as one of those who 
manumitted their slaves. He had a brother Thomas^ born in 1741, 
and a brother Jacobus who lived east of present city limit of 
Poughkeepsie. (See LeFevre's History of New Paltz,) 

John Freer lived one and one-half miles south of Poughkeepsie 
and is named as sole executor in the will of Elizabeth Van Kleeck 
of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., dated 8 Oct., 1772, proved 17 May, 1782. 

He married Maria Van Kleeck, daughter of Elizabeth Van 
Kleeck, and resided in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

He as " John Frear of the town of Poughkeepsie," left a will, 
dated 20 Feb., 1807, proved 17 Aug., 1809, L C. of Wills, page 371, 
Dutchess County Surrogates Office, in which he mentions his 
eldest son Simon; the children of late son Baltus, viz.: — Maria 
Flagelar, Sarah Martin, John, Elizabeth, James, Lawrence and 
Baltus; daughter Elizabeth Deyo; children of deceased daughter 
Maria Lemtngton, viz.: Maria and Hannah; a house and lot in 
village of Poughkeepsie; grandson John Frear, son of son Simon; 
grandson John Deyo, son of daughter Elizabeth. Executors, 
nephew James Frear, son of late brother Jacobus Frear; Jacob 
Nelson, son of Thomas, and grandson John Frear, Jr. He had 
known issue: 

Simon, b. 10 March, 1753, at Poughkeepsie. 

Elizabeth, m. Deyo, and had issue: 

Maria, b. 28 July, bap. 13 Aug., 1755, at Poughkeepsie; 
witnesses: Peter Low and Maria Low; m. Cornelius 
Lemington, and had issue: 
Maria, b. 16 July, 1794, at Poughkeepsie. 
Hannah, b. 15 March, 1796, at Poughkeepsie. 

The muster roll is written in a clear, firm hand, and is in an 
admirable state of preservation. It reads as follows: 

A True List of Capt. Bamardus Swartwout's Company of 
Militia in Coll. John Prayer's Regiment in the State of New York 
as it was taken June the 6th, 1778. 

Lt. Will" Lawson, Clerk. 

Barnadus Swartwout, Capt. Josepf Scot jnr. 

Abraham Fort, ist Lieut. John Dearen 

Simon Lason, 2d Lieut. Jeames Dearen 

Abraham Van keuren. Ensign George Ames 

Underbill Budd 

Mark Dimsey, ist Sergt. Peter Ab' Lawson 

iohn Wilsey, 2d Sergt. Gilliad Hunt 

lazereth Broiser, 3rd Sergt. Yerry fetch 

William Els worth, 4th Sergt. Cornelius Brower 

Benjamin Westervelt, Sen, 

John Brower, ist Corpl. Benjamin Westervelt, jnr. 

eames Westervelt, 2d Corpl. Cornelius B. Westervelt 


Revolutionary War Muster Roll, 


Samuel Matthews, 3rd Corpl. 
Robert Luckey, 4th Corpl. 

John Medler 
Abraham Ferdun 

iohn Lawrence 
'homas Lawrence 
Aaron Laurence (name crossed) 
Wilhelmas Ploughe 

William Yates 
Henry Dimond 
Joseph Scot, Sen'. 

Casparus C. Westervelt 

Derick Westervelt 

David Sypher 

Jeremiah Duboys 

Simeon Leroy 

John Records (name crossed) 

William hamilton 

John Miller 

Cornelius Bergardus 

Thomas Duboys 

Mathew Puboys 

Andress Lawson, junr. 


George Garlin (name crossed) 

Matthew Van keuren, junr. 

Isaac Van Deusen 

Peter Bogert 

Abraham Wilsey 

John Low 

Fetter fordon 

Matte P. Lason 

Thomas W. jacocks 

Thomus f jacocks 

Sinion v — kleek 

A List of Capt. 

Bamerdus Swartwout 


John Cumpton 

Aaron Medler 

Zaccherias Ferdun 

Francis Jacocks 

Coonraat Philips 

William Phillips (name erased) 

Isaac Per. Lawson 

Beyani jacocks 

Thomas jacocks 

John French 
saac Forgeson 
Matthew Lawson 
John Hendrick mires 
Leny Quimbey 
Casparus B. Westervelt 
Nicholas Anthony 
Jacob Van Bunscoten 
Jeames Cumpton 
John Campbel (name crossed) 

The printing of this roll is an attempt to preserve for all time 
the record of these men who fought for the liberty of the colonies 
and whose names otherwise might have remained unknown. 
There must be a number of other original Revolutionary 
Muster Rolls in the archives of various historical and genea- 
logical societies throughout the country, and preserved in private 
collections or family records. It would seem to be a patriotic 
duty that these Muster Rolls should be photographed and copies 

E laced in the Government Archives at Washington and in the 
tate Archives at Albany, and that the lists of men contained in 
such Muster Rolls be printed and published in historical and 
genealogical magazines. Only thus can a more complete record 
of the patriots of 1776 ever be collected and preserved. A move- 
ment to print and preserve such Muster Rolls could readily be 
organized and would undoubtedly receive patriotic and financial 
support from private sources — as up to the present time neither 
the United States nor the respective State governments have 
taken any interest or initiative m such work. 

272 CrgiH Family NoUs. [July 


Contributed by Franklin* Grbbn, Cornell University, Qass 1868-1871, Agr. 

No. 9o8 N. 7th St., RowvUle. Eiwx Co., N. J. 

Nathaniel* Green (Rev. Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* William,* 
William,* Thomas*), born in Leicester, July 7, 1755; died at Mad- 
ison, N. Y., where he was killed by a horse, Jan. 17, 1798, aged 
43 years; he married Esther Bunn. Children (8): 
4- i. Arnold,* b. ** Charlestown End" (now Stoneham), 
Mass., March 17, 1780; d. at Rushford, Allegany Co., 
N. Y., aged 7a; m. Aliathyna Roberts, 
ii. Esther, 
iii. Charlotte, 
iv. Polly. 
V. Manon. 
vi. Francis, 
vii. Sandford. 
viii. Deliverance. 
Arnold* Green (Nathaniel,* Rev. Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* 
William,* William," Thomas'), born in " Charlestown End" (now 
Stoneham), Mass., March 17, 1780; died at Rushford, Allegany 
Co., N. Y., aged 7a; in i8oa, "at the age of aa," he married at 
Augusta, Madison Co., N. Y., Aliathyna Roberts. Her father, 

Joel Roberts, was a patriot who was killed at the Battle of Lex- 
ngton, Mass., her brothers, Joel, Josh and Jorum were also all at 
the Battle of Lexington, but they survived the engagement. 
Aliathyna (Roberts^ Green was a descendant of John Roberts, 
who came trom Wales to Roxbury, Mass., in 1636, accompanied 
by his aged mother then 93 years of age (she lived to the age of 
103). Arnold* Green removed from Augusta, N. Y., to Pompey 
Hill, Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1814. On July i, 1815 fwhen his 
son Benjamin Franklin* Green was bom), he removed to Pike, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., where he purchased a large farm of 700 
acres. In early manhood he was a Grand Master Mason of the 
Grand Lodge of the State of New York. His widow died at Por- 
tageville, Allegany Co., N. Y., aged 89. They were both members 
of the Baptist Church at Portageville, N. Y. Children (18): 
1. Infant son,* b. Oct. — , 1803. 

+ ii. Alvah Sherman, b. Nov. 8, 1804; d. , 185a; m. 

Lucy Hislop. 
-I- iii. Lucetta, b. May 15, 1806. 
iv. Mary Ann, b. May ai, 1808. 

* [Editorial Note:— In the Vinton Memorial^ by John Adams Vinton, 
Boston, 1858, there will be found a fairly extensive genealogical record of the 
descendants of Thomas' Green[e], 160&-1667, of Maiden, Mass. On pp. 395, 
397, 400, 412, 423 and 43Q of that work is given a record of the following Green 
line, viz.:— Thomas/ William,* William/ Nathaniel,^ Rev. Nathaniel/ Nath- 
aniel.* The line of Nathaniel* Green and his wife, Esther (Bunn) Green, is 
not continued in the Vinton Memorial^ and the following is a contribution 
towards completing the record of their descendants, j. r. t.] 

1915J Green Family Notes, 273 

V. Julicetta, b. March 26, 1810. 
vi. Allathyna, b. June 30, 1811. 
vii. Addison, b. Sept. 19, 1813. 
+ viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. July i, 1815. 
ix. Francis, b. July 28, 18 16. 
X. Roccena, b. July 6, 1818. 
+ xi. Nelson Winer, b. July 30, 1819. 
+ xii. Elizabeth R., b. Sept. 9, 1820. 
xiii. William O., b. April 22, 1822. 
xiv. Eliza U., b. May 20, 1823. 
XV. Infant son, b. Oct. — , 1824. 
+ xvi. George W., b. Oct. 8, 1825. 
xvii. Augustus C., b. July 4, 1827. 
xviii. Infant son, b. Dec. — , 1828. 

Alvah Sherman' Green (Arnold,* Nathaniel,* Rev. Nathaniel/ 
Nathaniel,* William,' William,' Thomas*), born at Augusta, Madi- 
son Co., N. Y., Nov. 8, 1804; d. at Dansville, Livingston Co., N. Y.. 

^ 1852; he was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal 

Church. He married Lucy Hislop and removed to Pikeville, 
Allegany Co., N. Y., in 1825. Children (3): 

i. Horace,' b. at Pike, N. Y., , 1827; d. at Portage, 

N. Y., , aged 82; m. Anna Thompson, at Rush- 
ford, Allegany Co., N. Y. 

ii. Ellen, b. at Pike, N. Y., , 1830; d. at Oakland, 

Cal. (at home of her son Alvah G. Briggs), in the 

fall of 1909; she m. ^ 1852, Dr. Martin C. Briggs, 

the same year that California became a State in the 
Union. She was one of the passengers in the ship 
Republic which bore the great news of California 
being admitted as a State. Dr. Briggs was one of 
the three pioneer Methodist ministers to the land of 
gold and flowers. Two of their sons were in the 
ministry. Dr. Martin C. Briggs, D.D., was born in 
Ohio in 1830; he died at San Francisco, Cal., June 11, 
1902. He was of commanding personality in Cali- 
fornia for more than fifty years. He came to that 
State in 1850 and at once took a prominent part in 
all of its affairs both religious and secular. As a 
pastor his ability and eloquence easily gave him the 
most influential position. He was one of the foun- 
ders of the University of the Pacific and of the 
California Christian Advocate and was closely asso- 
ciated with their interests. He was a great power 
in the State up to the close of the Civil War. His 
eloquent voice was heard everywhere. No one did 
more than he to hold California in the Union. In 
recognition of this service, he was made a delegate 
from California to the National Convention in 1864 
which gave Abraham Lincoln his second presidential 
nomination. Children (4 sons all bom in California): 
i. Arthur H.," b. . 

274 Green Family Notes. [Ju^Y 

ii. Alvah G., b. . 

lii. Herbert Fish, b. . 

iv. Horace, b. ; d. in California; he was 


iii. Allen A., b. at Portage, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1840; d. ; 

he m. Olivia Frisbie of Galesburgb, 111. He was a 
rare man of great integrity and unsullied honor. He 
removed to Williamsport, Penn., where he and his 
brother engaged in the mercantile business up to 
the time of his death. He was a trustee of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church at Williamsport; he 
was buried at Portage, N. Y. Children (3 sons): 
i. Herbert Fisk.'* 
ii. Allen A. 
iii. Horace. 
Lucetta' Green (Arnold,* Nathaniel,' Rev. Nathaniel,* Nath- 
aniel,* William,' William," Thomas*), born at Augusta, Madison Co., 

N. Y., March 16, 1806; died ; married in Pike, Wyoming Co., 

N. Y., to John Windsor (son of John Windsor, a Revolutionary 
soldier), born in Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., Feb. a, 1804. Chil- 
dren (4 sons): 

i. William.* 
ii. Samuel, 
iii. Tudson. 
iv. Norton. 
Benjamin Franklin' Green* (Arnold,* Nathaniel,' Rev. Nath- 
aniel,* Nathaniel,* William,' William,' Thomas*), born at Pompey 
Hill, Onondaga Co., N. Y., July i, 1815. Mr. Green, the father of 
the compiler of these notes, was still living at the time they were 
submitted for publication, May 23, 1910, having reached the ripe 
age of 95 years, with still a full share of health and happiness 
and having grown up with this country during its great advances 
in commercial and industrial life. As his pedigree shows he is 
of good English blood. In 1849 he came to New York City from 
the western part of the State and received a position as clerk with 
Williams, Bradford & Co., dry goods merchants. He rose rapidly 
in the business and soon became a partner in the firm of Goddara, 
Green & Co., dealers in what was then known as •* Yankee 
Notions." Withdrawing from that house in 1861, he started a 
general commission business, operating with leading dry good 
houses. The men who were associated with him were in active 
business life remembered him as a genial friend full of sparkling 
humor and always ready with a pleasant greeting. On Jan. 6, 
1 841, he married Lydia M., daughter of Eliphas and Ruth (Bow) 
Pride, natives of Middletown, Conn. Mrs. Green was bom at 
Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y., March 14, 1817. She died at her 
home in Orange, N. J., on Oct. 3, 1895. "^^^ fiftieth anniversary 
of their wedding was celebrated Jan. 6, 1891. Children (8): 

* Benjamin Franklin Green died at his home, 14 Fulton Ave., East 
Orange, N. J., Sept. 22, 1910, aged 95 years, 2 months, 22 days. Interred at 
Rosedale Cemetery. 

IQIS'I Green Family Notes, 275 

i. Virginia,* b. at Mixville, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Oct. 21, 
1841; m. by the Rev. William Day to Hon. George J. 
Ferry (son of Sylvester and Emily ( Downing) Ferry), 
b. Nov. 28, 1830. George J. Ferry is a merchant and 
banker. He united with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, March 7, 1848. Removing to Newark, N. J., 
in Nov., 1855, ^® engaged in mercantile business. 
From the beginning of his commercial career he has 
been successful and prosperous amid the many fluc- 
tuations which have occurred during the last twenty- 
five years. He has manifested an intense interest in 
the educational and general benevolent agencies of 
the Church and has been active in promoting the 
spiritual culture of young people. He was a chief 
donor in behalf of the Centenary Collegiate Institute 
fHackettstown, N. J.), having given some $100,000 
for its buildings and organizations alone. He has 
been president of the Board of Trustees from 1868 to 
19 10. He was also a trustee of Weselyan University 
(Middletown, Conn.), and of the Drew Theological 
Seminary, Madison, N. J. He was a member of the 
General Conference of 1876 and took an active part 
in its deliberations. He has been twice elected 
Mayor of Orange, but having little inclination for 
political life he retired from politics. Mr. Ferry is 
an ardent advocate of temperance reform and other 
philanthropic movements. The firm of George J. 
Perry & Co., later known as Ferry & Napier and 
afterwards as Ferry, Weber & Co., is one of the 
oldest firms of hat manufacturers in Newark, N. J., 
engaged in the manufacture of soft fur hats; and 
their plant is one of the largest in America. Mr. 
Ferry, the founder of this important industry, is still 
the head of the firm. He became a practical hatter 
in 1856, and established business on his own indi- 
vidual account in Market Street, Newark. He built 
up a trade and pushed this industry into substantial 
recognition by means of his own eflforts until 1879, 
when he admitted Ernest Napier to partnership, and 
adopted the firm name of Ferry & Napier. Mr. 
Napier retired Oct. i, 1900, and Messrs. John Weber, 
George J. Ferry, Jr., William H. Ferry, Clarence 
Monroe Ferry and Charles Downing Ferry were 
admitted under the firm name of Ferry, Weber & 
Co. George J. Ferry, Sr., has not only been a leader 
in the hat industry, but has been a very prominent 
and popular citizen of Essex Co., N. J., in both 
political and social life. He has held several offices 
of trust in the city, and has ably served as a member 
of Congress, and also as before stated as Mayor of 
Orange, N. T. He is now an esteemed citizen of 
Summit, N. J., where his son Charles D. Ferry is a 

276 Gnen Family NoUs. [July 

member of the Common Council. His four sons 
were all practically raised in the business and are 
thorough experts in hat manufacturing. Mr. Weber 
has been associated with the house as a salesman for 
fifteen years; he is a citizen of New York City and 
now manages the Metropolitan offices of the firm. 
The large works on Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street 
were erected and occupied in 1890; and the almost 
equally extensive works at Bloomfield Avenue and 
Third Street were built in 1897. Altogether the 
plant comprises six large brick buildings giving em- 
ployment to about 500 hands, 
ii. William Wallace, b. at Mixville, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1843; 

a veteran of the Civil War, 1861-63. 
iii. Ellen Augusta, b. at Rushford, Allegany Co., N. Y., 

, 1845; m. in the fall of 1863, to Richard Rouse 

(son of John Owen Rouse of Derby, England). 
Children (5): 

i. John Owen." 
ii. Emma, m. Dr. Casey, 
iii. Harry, d. y. 
iv. Richard, Jr., an inventor. 
V. Harry Burt. 

iv. Bradford, b. 1847; ^- ^^ infant. 

V. Benjamin Franklin, b. at Rushford, AUeganv Co., 
N. Y., March 15, 1849; not married. Cornell Uni- 
versity, 1868-1871, agricultural. (Compiler of these 
vi. Monroe, b. at Rushford, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1851; m. Alice, 
daughter of Benjamin H. Carey, at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
by the Rev. Albert S. Hunt, June 6, 1878. He is an 
inventor. Children (2): 
i. Infant daughter," d. y. 
ii, Irving Carey, 
vii. Flora G., b. at Rushford, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1855; m. Dr. 
Wm. P. Richards, a dentist, on April 19, 1885. Chil- 
dren (2): 

i. Dora," b. in Orange, N. J., Jan. 22, 1888; d. 

Jan. 29, 1903. 
ii. Stanley William, b. Orange, N. J., Feb. 22, 
1893; d. y. 
viii. Anna, b. Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 22, i860; d. at Orange, 
N. J., aged 12. 

Col. Nelson Winer* Green (Arnold,* Nathaniel,* Rev. Nath- 
aniel,* Nathaniel,* William,* William," Thomas*), born at Pike, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., July 30, 1819; ^i®^ *^ Stoneham, Mass., 

May 7, 1907, aged 88; he married at , N. Y., in 1847, J^Ha 

M. Pratt. He was an inventor and a veteran of the Civil War, 
1 861-1865. His widow died in the fall of 1908. Children (5): 

i. Nora.* 

iQi 5-] Inscriptions Gleaned /rem Stones in the Fort Ann, N, V., Cemetery » 277 

ii. Maynard. 
iii. Mason, 
iv. Nelson G. 

V. Clara. 

Elizabeth R.' Green (Arnold/ Nathaniel/ Rev. Nathaniel/ 
Nathaniel/ William/ William/ Thomas'), born at Pike, N. Y., 
Sept. 9, 1820 (still living in 1910, aged 90); married Wm. R. 
Knapp in early life and removed to Howell, Mich. He was a 
farmer and blacksmith and very successful in business enter- 
prise. Children (4): 
i. Theodore.* 

ii. William R. 

iii. Alvah S. 

iv. Florence. 

George W.' Green (Arnold,' Nathaniel,* Rev. Nathaniel,* 
Nathaniel,* William/ William/ Thomas'), bom at Pike, N. Y., 
Oct. 8, 1825; died at Fairport, Monroe Co., N. Y., , 1891; mar- 
ried , 1847, Matilda Gordon, daughter of John Gordon of 

Rushford, N. Y. Children (2): 

i. Adelphia,* b. at Rushford, N. Y.; m. Patrick McAuliflfe, 
a native of Ireland. Children (4): 
i. George W.'* 
ii. Jesse. 

iii. James Gordon, 
iv. Jennie, 
ii. Ellen, b. ; d. y. 


Contributed by Stewart H. Burnham of Hudson Falls, N. Y. 

These data from gravestones in the old cemetery, in the 
southern part of the village of Fort Ann, Washington County, 
N. Y., on the road to Hudson Falls, were copied on May 18, 1904. 
The yard has been neglected for manv years and is partly over- 
grown by thickets of rose and hazel; the graves lay on two 
hillocks, separated by a little hollow. The majority lie on the 
south hillock and there were apparently but very few, if any, 
unmarked by marble stones. The "Harper" stones were of a 
peculiar grayish hard rock, reticulated with white veins. A con- 
spicuous Lombardy poplar stands on the north hillock. 

Died April 13, 1816, Caroline Baxter in the 15 year of her age. 

In memory of Levi D. Baxter who died Aug. 17, 1823, aged 
39 years. 

Comfort, wife of Capt. Moses Baxter, died May aa, 1816, in her 
6a year. 


278 Inscriptions GUanedfrom Stofus in M/ Fort Ann, N, K, Cemetery. [July 

Died March 23, 1814, Moses Baxter in the 37^^ year of his age. 

Abraham Boyce died April a6, 1831, aged 59 years. 

Died Nov., 1801, Jeremiah, son of Abraham & Phebe Boyce, 
aged 5 months. 

Died Feb. 13, i8oa, Phebe, wife of ( ), in the a8 year of 

her age. 

[This stone had fallen and was partly covered with sod. She 
was probably the wife of Abraham Boyce. J 

In memory of Mrs. Mary T. Bush who died August ay*^, 1806, 
in the 40'th year of her age. 

Died Dec. 7, 1809, Elizabeth, Consort of Capt. John Clark, 

In Memory of Lydia, wife of John Crosbee, Esq., who died 
Sept. 10, 1793; in the 34 year of her age. 

In memorjr of Mary, wife of John Crosbee, Esq., who died 
Oct. 31, 1837, m the 60 year of her age. 

In Memory of Mary, Wife of Charles Cushman. She died 
march 39***, 1803, in the a8*^ year of her age. 

In Memory of J. C, son of R. C, who died March ao, 1799, 
Aged 3 m**. & 3 weeks. 

Died Dec. 31, i8ii, Merribah, Consort of Erastus Day, JS> 3a. 

David, son of John & Huldah Eldredge, died Nov. 33'*, 1808, 
aged 3 years & 6 months. 

[This stone stood by the poplar tree.] 

Died July la, 1810, Daniel Gilmore, M^ 37. 

put Up By wa. & ar. Moores & j. Barney. In Token of there 
Esteem for his virtues he being absent from his friends. 

Robert Harper, died July 31, 1814, Aged 66 years. 

Sarah, Consort to Robert Harper, died Sept. i, 1814, Aged 
63 years. 

Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. Medad Harvey, died Jan. a, 1800, In 
her 54 year. 

Also William Isaac & Prudence, their children. 

In memory of Alexander Kincaid of the Kingdom of Ireland, 
who departed this life march 36***, 1804, aged 45 vears. 

In memory of John Kincaid, Esq., a native of the Kingdom of 
Ireland, who died July 6"*, 1806, aged 39 years. 

In memory of Nancy, daughter of Mr. Caleb & Mrs. Dorcas 
King. She was born August the i3**», 1783, and died March l7*^ 


Malissa, daughter of w. & s. parish, died July the la, i8ai. 
Age 3 years, 5 m***. 

In memory of Tames Stiles, born in Lunenburg, Mas., 13 July, 
A. D., 1779; died in Fort Ann, N. Y., 14 Feb^ A. D., i8ao, aged 
40 yrs., 7 mo. & i day. 

Augustin Underbill, died Jan. 17, 1819, aged 83 years, 9 months 
and 34 days. 

Jerusha, wife of Augustin Underbill, died March 17, 1833, 
aged 79 years and 17 days. 

David Vosburgh died 6 of march, 1830, Age ^^ years. 

In Memory of Esther, Wife of Nehamiah Wing. She died 
Nov'. 14***, 1803, in the 36*** year of her age. 

1915.] New York Marriage Licenses. 279 


Contributed by Robert H. Kblby, Librarian New York Historical Society. 

In i860 the State of New York published a volume containing 
a list of marriage licenses then on record in the office of the 
Secretary of State, Albany. 

The licenses were issued under the seal of the Prerogative 
Court, and acted as a dispensation from the proclamation of 
banns, when it was inconvenient or impossible to comply with 
the general usage. The information given by the license, and 
unfortunately not printed in the volume published by the 
State, consisted of the town of residence and occupation of the 
parties to the marriage, and the prospective bride was designated 
as Spinster or Widow as the case might be. 

In the fire at the Capitol, March 29, 1911, a number of the 
original manuscript volumes were saved, but all badly burned. 

The following additions and corrections are from 432 original 
licenses, in the Archives of The New York Historical Society. 

The pages mentioned in the additions and corrections refer 
to the volume published by the State. 


I Ablin, John, N. Y., Mariner, and Chariotte Hall, N. Y., 

Spinster, married July 27, 1775, by Rev. Samuel Auch- 

I For Achyndaey, Alex'., and Jane Flannagen, read Achyn- 

dachy, Alexander, carpenter, H. M. S. Loyalist, and Jane 

Plannegen, N. Y., widow, 
a 1783, April, 28, read April 21. Adam, William, N. Y., 

mariner, and Alley Devoor, N. Y., spinster. 
3 Adams, Catherine, N. Y., spinster, and John Mitchell, N. Y. 
3 Aget, Agnes, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Smith, N. Y., 

3 Aikins, John, N. Y., yeoman, and Mary Brooks, N. Y., 


3 Airs, Joseph, N. Y., and Charity Whetten, N. Y., spinster. 

4 Allen, Jane, N. Y., widow, and John Welsh, N. Y., mariner. 

4 (insert) 1775, April 5, Allen, John, Phila., and Mary John- 

ston, N. Y., spinster, married April 6, 1775, by Rev, 
Samuel Auchmuty. 

5 for Alloway, John, and Jane Ris, read Alloway, John, ser- 

geant 17th regiment of dragoons, and Anne Rix, of the 

same regiment, spinster. 
S for Aimer, Sarah, and Peter Baker, read Alner, Sarah, N. 

Y., spinster, and Peter Baker, Cow Neck, Queens Co., 

S Alsop, Elizabeth, late of Nottingham in Great Britain, but 

now of N. Y., spinster, and Richard Hawkins, Ensign 

27th regiment of foot. 

28o New York Marriage Licenses. [July 


6 Amory, John, N. Y., whipmaker^ and Mary De Lamon- 

tagnie, N. Y., widow. 

7 Anderson, Mary, N. Y^ spinster, and John McDonald, (no 

place mentioned). 

7 Anderson, William, N. Y., yeoman, and Elizabeth McBride, 
N. Y. spinster. 

9 Applej^ate, Isabella, N. Y., spinster, and William Evans, 
N. Y., tailor. 

9 Appleton, William, and Mary Huggins, spinster, both of 

35th regiment. 
10 Armour, William, N. Y., mariner, and Sasannah Richard- 
son, N. Y , widow. 

10 Arno, Charles, N. Y., mariner, and Henrietta Woodword, 

N. Y., widow. 

11 Ash, Sarah, N. Y., widow and Walter Birk, carpenter in 

His Majesty's Engineer Department. 
II for Askins, William, and Elizabeth Campbell, read, Askins, 

William, N. Y., tavlor, and Mary Campbell. The latter 

name is repeated in the license as Elizabeth Mary 

1 1 Atken, Isaac, N. Y., baker, and Effee Curtis of the Manor 

on Staten Island, widow. 

11 Atkins, James, N. Y., mariner, and Catharine Kelsey, N. 

Y., spinster. 

12 Babcock, David, N. Y., and Barbara Garlick, N. Y., spinster. 
12 Baehr, Christian, N. Y., tailor, and Anna Bennet, N. Y., 

12 (insert) 1774, Sept. 30. Bailey, William, Westchester Co., N. 
Y., Farmer, and Mary Barret, same place, spinster. 

12 Bain, John, N. Y., vintner, and Mary McClean, N. Y., widow, 

13 Baker, Gardner, N. Y., cordwainer, and Mary Wrighton. 

N. Y., spinster. 
13 Baker, Peter, Cow Neck, Queens Co., shipwright, and Sarah 
Alner, N. Y., spinster. 

13 Baker, William, mariner, on board His Majesty's Ship of 

War Le Sybel, and Joanna Keys, N. Y., spinster. 

14 Baldwin, John, Queens Co., carpenter,and Elisabeth Thomp- 

son, N. Y., spinster. 
14 Bancker, Abraham, N. Y., cordwainer, and Abigail King, 
N* Y., spinster. 

14 Bancker, Evert, Jr., N. Y., merchant, and Anne Taylor, N. 

Y., spinster. 

15 for Barclay, Charlotte A., and Richard Bailey, read Barclay, 

Charlotte Amelia, N. Y., spinster, and Richard Bayley, 
N. Y., physician. 

15 (insert) 1774, June 15, Barclay, Helena, N. Y., spinster, 

and Thomas Moncrieflfe, Esq., N. Y. • 

16 Barham, Martha, N. Y., widow, and John Newsted, N. Y., 


17 Barnes, Martha, N. Y., widow, and William Brown, N. Y. 

191 5'] N^^ York Marriagt Licenses. 28 1 

1 7 Barnett, Joseph, clerk in the ordinance office of His Majesty's 

Navy Department, and Jane Bosworth,. N Y., spinster. 
17 for Barnes, Mary, and Archibald Kerby read Barnes, Mary, 
N. Y., spinster, and Archibald Kerley, N. Y., merchant. 

17 Barratt, John, mariner on board His Majesty's Ship the 

Lyon, and Hannah Collin, N. Y., widow. 

18 (insert) 1774, Sept. 14. Barret, Mary, of Westchester County, 

spinster, and William Bailey, same place, farmer. 
18 for Barry, James, and Mary Berry, read Berry, James, N. 

Y., shopkeeper, and Mary Berry, N. Y., widow. 
18 (insert) 1778, Oct. 30. For Barter, Jane, read Barker, Jane, 

N. Y., spinster, and John Rote, N. Y. 
18 for 1779, Jan. 19, read Jan. 13. Barton, John, N. Y., and 

Abby Smith, N. Y., spinster. 
18 for 1782, Feb. 2a, read 1782, Feb. 23. Barton, Joseph, N. 

Y., gentleman, and Elizabeth Sarly, N. Y., widow. 
18 (insert) 1783, Aug. 16. Barton, Joseph Hews, N. Y., mariner, 

and Anne Bingham, N. Y., spinster. 

18 for Barton, Robert, and Ann McG rigor, read Barton, Robert, 

Quartermaster Sergt. of the 52nd Regiment, and Hanna, 
McGrigor, same regiment, widow. 

19 (insert) 1778, Oct. 5. Barwick, Sarah (also written Mary), 

N. Y., spinster, and Peter Lawrence, N. Y. 
19 Basden, Robert, N. Y., and Aletta, Shearman, N. Y., spinster. 
19 (insert) 1774, Dec. 31. Bassett, James, N. Y., mariner, and 

Sarah Morrell, N. Y., Spinster. 

19 (insert) 1769, Jan. 21. Baster, John, N. Y., breeches maker, 

and Elizabeth Russh, N. Y. spinster. 

20 Batten, Anne, N. Y., spinster, and John Webb, N. Y., 


20 Baxter, James, N. Y., carpenter, and Anne, Williams, N. 
Y., widow. 

20 for Baxter, Keziah, and William Nikols, read Baxter, 
Keziah, N. Y., spinster, and William Nicholls, N. Y., 

20 Bayard, William, Jr., N. Y., merchant, and Elizabeth Cor- 
nell, N. Y., spinster. 

20 Bayley (written Bailey), Richard, N. Y., Physician, and 

Charlotte Amelia Barclay, N. Y., spinster. 

21 (insert) 1776, Nov. 14, Bazo, John, late of the Island of St. 

Domingo, and Catharine Olivia, N. Y., widow. 

31 (insert) 1780, Dec. 16. Bealey, Thomas, N. Y., mariner, and 
Sarah Dyer, N. Y., spinster. 

24 Beers, William, carpenter in the Engineer Department of 
His Majesty's Army, and Rachel Butler, of County of 
Richmond, spinster. 

24 Begg, John, N. Y., merchant, and Pheby Willson, N. Y., 

24 Bell, John, N.Y., blacksmith, and Hester Tones, N.Y., widow. 

24 Bell, Robert, N. Y., taylor, and Magdalen Lownds, N. Y., spin- 
ster, married June i, 1775, by Rev. Samuel Auchmuty. 


282 New York Marriage Licenses. [July 

24 for 1 78 1, Aug. 24, read Aug. 23, and for Bel ton, Catherine 

and Charles White, read Belton, Mary, N. Y., widow, 
and Charles White, N. Y., coppersmith. 

25 Bennet, Anna, N. Y., widow, and Christiat Baehr, N. Y., 


25 Bennet, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and Lewis Jones, N. Y., printer. 

26 Bennet, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and William Harrison, 

Waggoner to His Majesty's Royal Artillery 
26 Bennett, Thomas, N. Y., and Mary Sexton, N. Y., spinster. 
28 Berrow, Sarah, Brooklyn, in Kings County, spinster, and 

Robert Tungate, same place, yeoman. 
28 for Berry, Mary and James Barry, read Berry, Mary, N. Y., 

widow, and James Berry, N. Y., shopkeeper. 
28 Bessonet, John, N. Y.. and Sarah Mitchell, N. Y., widow. 
30 for Billington, Jane, and Philip Ruckel, read Billington, 

Jane, N. Y., spinster, and Philip Ruckle, N. Y., baker. 
30 for Bingham, Anne, and Joseph news Burton, read Bing- 
ham Anne, N. Y., spinster, and Joseph Hews Barton, N. 

Y., mariner. 
30 Birk, Walter, carpenter in His Majesty's Engineer Depart- 

ment,and Sarah Ash, N. Y., widow. 

30 for 1779, Mar. 23, read Mar. 22. 

31 Black, William, N. Y., house carpenter, and Magdalean 

Gardiner, N. Y., widow. 
31 for 1778, May 17, read May 19. Blair, John, N. Y., and 

Mary Plowman, N. Y., spinster. 
31 Blair, Samuel, N. Y., and Sarah Ellis, N. Y., spinster. 
35 Bo^art, Ann, N. Y., widow, and Forbes Newton, N. Y., 


37 (insert) 1781, Mar. 22. Boileau, Lavina, N. Y., spinster, and 

John Stevens, N. Y., house carpenter. 

38 Bosworth, Jane, N. Y., spinster, and Joseph Barnett, clerk in 

the Ordinance Office of His Majesty's Navy Department. 

38 for Boulia, Lavina, and John Stevens, read Boileau, Lavina, 

N. Y., and John Stevens, N. Y., house carpenter. 

39 Bowman, William, N. Y., and Mary Winn, N. Y., spinster. 

39 Bowne, Samuel, N. Y., and Mary Stocker, N. Y., spinster. 

40 Bradley, James, N. Y., auctioneer, and Catharine Farrell, 

N. Y., widow. 

41 Brannon, Ann, N. Y., spinster, and Charles Dunn, N. Y. 

41 (insert) 1782, Oct. 21. Brannon, John, Quartermaster on 
Board His Majesty's Ship the Lyon, and Sarah Walker 
N. Y., widow. 

41 Branson, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Daniel Darby, N. 

Y., mariner. 

42 Branson, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and Stephen Sands, N. Y., 

42 Branson, Ware, N. Y.. cabinetmaker, and Nancy Palmer, 

Westchester County, spinster. 
42 for Brasher, Hannah, and John Balton, read Brasher, 

Hannah, N. Y., and John Dalton, N. Y., surgeon. 

IQISO AVw York Marriage Licenses, 283 

43 Bratten, Wilson, N. Y., taylor, and Isabella Ewing, N. Y., 

43 Bready, Patrick, of the Commissary Generals Department 

of the City of New York, and Elizabeth Porter, N. Y., 

45 Bride, John Scot, N. Y., currier, and Jane Mathers, N. Y., 

45 for Bridgeford, Robert and Sarah Smith, read Bridgford, 

Robert, N. Y., mariner, and Sarah Smith, N. Y., spinster. 
45 Briggs, Unice, N. Y., spinster, and John Steuart, N. Y., 

45 Brigs, John, N. Y., and Ruth Duncan, N. Y., spinster. 

45 for Brinan, John, and Sarah Walker, read Brannon, John, 

Quartermaster, on Board His Majesty's Ship the Lyon, 
and Sarah Walker, N. Y., widow. 

46 Bringfield, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and John Mason, N. Y., 


47 Broadhurst, Benjamin, N. Y., mariner, and Fanny Kenedy, 

N. Y., spinster. 

48 for Brooks, Mary, and John Aikens, read Brooks, Mary, N. 

Y., spinster, and John Aikins. N. Y., yeoman. 
48 Brower, Catharine, N. Y., spinster, and John Hyde, N. Y., 

sail maker. 
50 Brown, Elizabeth, N. Y., widow, and Matthew Christy 17th 

Light Dragoons. 
50 Brown, Hannah, N. Y., spinster, and Abraham PuUiblank, 

master of His Majesty's Ship Chatham. 

50 Brown, John, N. Y., and Hannah Jenkins, N. Y., spinster. 

51 Brown, Sarah, widow, late of 23rd Regiment, and James 

Evans, mariner. 
51 Brown, William, N. Y., and Martha Barnes, N. Y., widow. 
5 1 Brown John, Rachel, N. Y., spinster, and John Price, Surgeon 

in His Majesty's Qr. Mr. Generals Department. 
53 Bryan, Elinor, N. Y., widow, and John Colvin, N. Y. 
53 Bryant, Thomas, N. Y., and Elizabeth Hay, N. Y., spinster. 

53 Buchanan, David, N. Y., and Mary Connell, N. Y., widow. 

54 Buckett, Catharine, Kings County, L. L, spinster, and John 

Sickles, Staten Island, in Richmond County. 
54 Buckley, James, N. Y., shipwright, and Mary Emmas, N. 

Y., spinster. 
54 Buell, Abel, Colony of Connecticut, jeweller, and Lettice 

De Voe, N. Y., spinster. 

54 Bull, Sarah, N. Y., widow, and Gideon Lott, N. Y. 

55 Burger, Jane, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Hill, N. Y. 

56 Burgess, Lucy, N. Y., spinster, and John Hillman, N. Y., 

labourer. Married Nov. 19, 1775, by Rev. Samuel Auch- 

57 Burrows, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and Philip Thompson, N. Y. 

58 for Burton, Joseph H., and Ann Bingham, read Barton, 

Joseph Hews, N. Y., mariner, and Anne Bingham, N. Y., 

284 New York Marriage Licenus. [July 


58 Busby, Sarah, N. Y., widow, and William Miller, N. Y.. 


59 Buskirk, Rachel, Newtown in Queens County, spinster, and 

John Lewis, same place, farmer. 

59 for Busteed, John, and Anne Keys, read Busteed, William, 

Master of His Majesty's Schooner, the Grain, and Anne 
Keys, N. Y., widow. 

60 Butler, John, N. Y., mariner, and Margaret Oliver, N. Y., 

60 Butler, Rachel, County of Richmond, spinster, and William 

Beers, carpenter in the Engineer Department of His 

Majesty's Army. 
60 Butler, Susannah, N. Y., widow, and John Fitzpatrick, N. Y., 

60 Butt, John, N. Y., mariner, and Catherine Thawley, N. Y., 


60 Byron, William, N. Y., merchant, and Wilhemina Cannon, 

N. Y., spinster. 

61 Cabe, Jemina, N. Y., spinster, and James Taylor, N. Y., 

ship joiner. 

61 for Caddy, Margaret, and John Hembrow, read Caddy, 
Margaret, N. Y., spinster, and John Hambrow, N. Y., 

61 Cady, John, N. Y., and Jane McKenzie, N. Y., spinster. 

61 for Carney, William, and Elihu Lesson, read Cagney, 
William, Quarter Master Sergeant in the 17th Regiment 
Light Dragoons, and Elinor Sesson, first Nurse m the 
General Hospital, widow. 

61 Cairns, Eleanor, N. Y., widow, and James Coile, N. Y., 

61 for Cairns, Grace, and John McDonaugh, read Cairns, 
Grace, N. Y., widow, and John McDonough, N. Y., yeo- 

61 Cairns, Thomas, N. Y., and Elenor Varnet, N. Y., spinster. 

61 Callahan, Eleonora, N. Y., spinster, and James McAllister, 

N. Y. 

62 Callow, Catharine, N. Y., spinster, and Stacy Stackhouse, 

N. Y., chairmaker, married July 6, 1775, by Rev. Samuel 
62 Campbell, Donald, N. Y., and Margaret Mattidale, Kings 
County, spinster. 

62 Campbell, Elizabeth, N.Y., widow, and William Askins, N. Y., 

taylor. The name Elizabeth Campbell is repeated in the 
license as Elizabeth Mary Campbell. 

63 for Cannel, Abraham, and Ann Laturett, read Cannon, 

Abraham, Richmond County, and Ann Laturett, same 
place, spinster, (as below). 
63 (insert) 1777, Oct. 15, Cannon, Abraham, Richmond County, 
and Ann Laturett, same place, spinster. 

1915.] New York Marriage Licenses. 285 


64 Cannon, Wilhemina, N. Y., spinster, and William Byron, N. 
Y., merchant. 

64 (insert) 1779, June 3, Carderet, Mary, and John Francois, 
(MS. license issued by John Moore, Deputy Sec'y certify- 
ing that Bond is given that there is no lawful impediment 
to hinder the above persons being joined in wedlock, no 
place mentioned) 

64 Carey, Catherine, N. Y., spinster, and George Ellis, N. Y., 

64 for Carey, Stephen, and Anne Gover, read Carey, James, N. 

Y., innkeeper, and Anne Glover, N. Y., widow. 

65 Carmer, James, N. Y., sailmaker, and Jane Thomas, N. Y,, 

67 Carr, Jane, Kings County, spinster, late of Philadelphia, 

and Thomas Tatham, N. Y., mariner. 
67 for Carr, Joshua, and Margaret Templar, read Carr, Joshua, 

N. Y., cooper, and Margaret Templer, N. Y., spinster. 
67 Carr, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and George Grundy, N. Y., 

67 for Carte, William, and Allathea Garretson, read Carty, 

William, N. Y., gentleman, and Allathea Garretson, N. Y., 


67 Carter, Christopher, N. Y., and Priscilla Rogers, N. Y., 


68 Carter, James, N. Y., taylor, and Jemime Collins, N. Y., 


68 (insert) 1783, Sept. 22. Carty, William, N. Y., gentleman, 
and AUethea Garretson, N. Y., widow. 

68 for Cary, Rebecca, and William Forster, read Cary, Re- 
becca, N. Y., widow, and William Foster, N. Y., gentleman. 

68 Casey, Samuel, N. Y., silk dyer, and Catharine Page, N. Y., 


69 Catncart, The Right Hon. William Lord, and Elizabeth 

Plumstead Elliott, N. Y., spinster. 
69 for Catrine, Mary, and John Reed, read Catrine, Mary, 

52nd Regiment, widow, and John Reid, Corporal, 45th 

69 Chads, Henry, Esq., of His Majesty's Navy, and Susannah 

Cornell, N. Y., spinster. 

69 Chadwell, Benjamin, N. Y., gentleman, and Hannah Ham- 

mond, N. Y., spinster. 
70. Chapman, Abraham, Lieutenant, British Legion, and Mary 
Willis, Flushing, Queens County, spinster. 

70 Chapman, George, N. Y., mariner, and Sarah Valentine, 

N. Y., spinster. 

70 Chapman, Sarah, N. Y., widow, and Drummond Simpson, 

N. Y., mariner. 

71 Christian, Charles, Master in His Majesty's Navy, and 

Elizabeth Galatin, N. Y., widow. 

286 New York Marriage Licenses, [July 


72 Christy, Matthew, 17th Light Dragoons, and Elizabeth 
Brown, N. Y., widow. 

72 Clark, Abijah, N. Y., and Mary Williams, N. Y., spinster. 

72 for 1772, Jan. 19, read 1773, Jan. 19, and for Clark, John, 
and Elinor Harper, read Clarke, John, N. Y., upholsterer, 
and Elinor Harper, Queen's County, widow. 

72 for Clark, John, and Elizabeth Wilkie, read Clarke, John, 

N. Y., mariner, and Elizabeth Wilkie, N. Y., widow. 

73 Clarke, George, N. Y., mariner, and Ann Grayham, N. Y., 

73 (insert) 1772, Jan. 19, Clarke, John, N. Y., upholsterer, and 
Elinor Harper, Queens County, widow. 

73 (insert) 1778, June 17, Clarke, John, N. Y., and Elizabeth 

Wilkie, N. V., widow. 

74 Clayton, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and Samuel Plumb, wag- 

goner, in His Majesty's Royal Artillery. 

74 Clendenny, Elinor, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Dixon, N. Y. 

75 Cock, Isaac, N. Y., merchant, and Elizabeth Seaman, N. Y., 


^^ Coffey, Catherine, N. Y., widow, and Charles Keeling, N. Y., 

^^ Coile, James, N. Y., mariner, and Eleanor Cairns, N. Y., 

^^ Colden, Cadwallader, Jr., of the County of Ulster, Gentle- 
man, and Christian Griffith, N. Y., spinster. 

^^ for Cole, Elizabeth, and Stephen Thorn, read Coles, Eliza- 
beth, Queens County, spinster, and Stephen Thorne, 
N. Y. 

78 for Cole, Sarah, and John Sloan, read Cole, Sarah, N. Y., 
spinster, and John Sloane, N. Y. 

78 (insert) 1779, Aug. 2, Coles, Elizabeth, Queens County, 

spinster, and Stephen Thorne, N. Y. 

79 Collard, Mary, Westchester County, spinster, and Nicholas 

Perdue Olding, Ensign in the Loyal American Regiment. 

79 for 1783, Oct. 21, read 1782, Oct. 21, Collin, Hannah, N.Y., 
widow, and John Barratt, Mariner on Board His Majesty's 
Ship the Lyon. 

79 Collins, Jemime, N. Y., spinster, and James Carter, N. Y., 

79 Collins, John, Esq., of His Majesty's Ship Camilla, and 
Sarah Watson, N. Y., spinster. 

79 Collins, Margaret, N. Y., spinster, and Greggs Parish, As- 
sistant Commissary to His Majesty's Army. 

79 Collins, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and Hugh Hays, N. Y., 


80 Collit, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and James H. Pettit, N. Y., 


80 Colvin, John, N. Y., and Elinor Bryan, N. Y., widow. 

81 for Concklin, Rachel, and Joseph Pearly, read Concklin, 

Rachel, N. Y., and Joseph Fairley, Out Ward, N. Y., farmer. 

I9i5«] W<fw York Marriage Licenses, 287 


81 Conn, James, N. Y., and Phebe Stout, N. Y., spinster. 

82 Connell, Mary, N. Y., widow, and David Buchanan, N. Y. 

83 Cook, Ann, N. Y., spinster, and Peter Stewart, N. Y., 

83 (insert) 1777, July 7, Cony or Corry, Francis, Soldier 44th 
Regiment, and Catherine Hopton, same regiment, spinster. 

83 Cook, William, of the Out Ward, N. Y., taylor, and Elinor 

Devoe, same place, widow. 

84 Cooper, John, N. Y., mariner, and Jane Van Zant, N. Y., 

84 Cooper, John, late of Somerset in New Jersey, but now of 

Morrisania, County of West Chester, yeoman, and Mary 

Stringham, late of Orange County, but now of N. Y., 

84 (insert) 1775, Feb. 15. Cooper, Joseph, N. Y., silversmith, 

and Rachel Martin, N. Y., spinster. 
84 Cooper, Nathaniel, N. Y., merchant, and Jane Turner, N. Y., 


84 Corback, Elizabeth, N. Y., widow, and Nicholas Lackman, 

N. Y., sugar baker. 

85 Corne, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Charles De Giron- 

wurt. Lieutenant in the Hessian Artillery of His Majesty's 

85 Cornell, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and William Bayard. Jr., 

N. Y., merchant. 

86 Cornell, Susannah, N. Y., spinster, and Henry Chads, Esq., 

of His Majesty's Navy. 

87 Corry, or Cony, Francis, soldier in the 44th Regiment, and 

Catherine Hopton of same regiment, spinster. 

88 Cosser, Catharine, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Lawson, 

Queen's County, schoolmaster, married Oct. 9, 1775, by 

Rev. Samuel Auchmuty. 
88 for Cotheret, John, and Elizabeth Timen, read Cotheres or 

Cotheras (written both ways), John, N. Y., gardiner, and 

Elizabeth Timen, N. Y., widow. 
90 Cozens, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and John McFall, N. Y., 

93 Cronin, Tady, N. Y., baker, and Catharine Wilcocks, N. Y., 

93 for 1789, Oct. 7, read 1779, Oct. 7, Crosbey, John, N. Y., 

and Rebecca Kelly, Queens County, Spinster. 

93 Crosby, George, N. Y., cooper, and Martha Stevens, N. Y., 


94 Crossley, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Nicholas Flinn, 

N. Y., baker. 

94 Cumming, James, N. Y., and Mary Williams, N. Y., spinster. 

95 for 1775, Dec. 12, read Dec. 13. Cummins, Margaret, 

Queens County, spinster, and James Hanrahan, Great 
Neck, Queens Countv, schoolmaster. Married Dec. 13, 
1775, by Rev. Samuel Auchmuty. 

288 ^^^ ^o^^ Marriage Licenses, [July 


95 Cunard, Robert, N. Y., housecarpenter, and Elizabeth 
Travis, N. Y., spinster. 

95 for Curtis, Etfee, and Isaac Atkins, read Curtis, Effee, of 

the Manor on Staten Island, widow, and Isaac Atken, 
N. Y., baker. 

96 Cyrus, Lidia, N. Y., spinster, and Joseph Mott, N. Y., 

96 (insert) 1781, May 15, Daare, John, N. Y., merchant, and 
Mary Roach, N. Y., spinster. 

96 Dailey, Owen, N. Y., cordwainer, and Sarah Lavarrah, N. 

Y., spinster. 

97 Dalton, John, N. Y., Surgeon, and Hannah Brasher, N. Y., 


97 Danils, James, Staten Island, Richmond County, cord- 
wainer, and Jane Degroat, same place, spinster. 

97 Darby, Daniel, N. Y., mariner, and Elizabeth Branson, N. 
Y., spinster. 

97 Date, Samuel, N. Y., mariner, and Sarah Wheat, N. Y., 


98 Davis, Ann, N. Y., widow, and Peter McLean, N. Y., cord- 


99 Davis, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Hanly, N. Y., 

100 Dean, Bridget, N. Y., widow, and James Hallett, N. Y., 

100 (insert) 1774, July 22, Dean, Hannah, N. Y., spinster, and 

Paul Hick, N. Y., cordwainer. 
100 Deas, John, Sergeant of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 

and Rosana Taylor, of the same Regiment, widow. 

102 for Deere, John, and Mary Roach, read Daare, John, N. Y., 

merchant, and Mary Roach, N. Y., spinster (as above). 

103 De Givonwurt, Charles, Lieutenant in the Hessian Artillery 

of His Majesty's Army, and Elizabeth Corne N. Y., 
103 De Grey, Hannah, N. Y., spinster, and Littleton Ford, N. Y. 

103 Degroat, Jane, Staten Island, Richmond County, spinster, 

and James Danils, same place, cordwainer. 

104 De Keller, Frederick, First Lieutenant in the First Regi- 

ment of Anspachs, and Catherine Grim, N. Y., spinster. 

105 De Lamontagnie, Mary, N., Y., widow, and John Amory, 

N. Y., whipmaker. 

106 for Dellat, Ann, and William Lamarate, read Dellat, Ann, 

N. Y., widow, and William Lamarath, N. Y., shipwright. 
(MS. license, **The reason of this certificate being given 
Mr. Bayard being at present out of town and no Lycence 
by him signed. To whom it may concern." William 
Kirby, Clerk, Secretary's Office). 
106 De Milt, Isaac, N. Y., cordwainer, and Elizabeth Gordon, 
N. Y.. spinster. 

igiS-] Albertson Bible Records. 289 


108 De Pertuis, Estienne, late of Bar in France, at present of 

N. Y., and Teresia Piquet, N. Y., spinster. 

109 for Desbrosses, Mary Ann, and Joseph Waddington, read 

Desbrosses, Mary Ann, N. Y., spinster, and Joshua 

Waddington, N. Y., merchant 
109 Devereux, Margaret, Brooklyn in Kings County, spinster, 

and John Morrel, same place, carpenter. 
no Devoe, Elinor, of the Out Ward, N. Y., widow, and William 

Cook, same place, 
no (insert) 1774, ftlarch 23, Devoe, Frances, N. Y., widow, and 

James Nevin, N. Y., cooper, 
no De Voe, Lettice, N. Y„ spinster, and Abel Buell, of the 

Colony of Connecticut, jeweller. 
no (insert) 1775, Feb. 14, De Voe, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and 

John Sanxay, N. Y., mariner, 
no Devoor, Affey, N. Y., spinster, and Alexander Stephens, 

N. Y., mariner, 
no Devoor, Alley, N. Y., spinster, and William Adam, N. Y., 

112 Dingey, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Richard Edwards, 

N. Y., yeoman. 

112 Dixon, Thomas, N. Y., and Elinor Clendenny, N. Y., spinster. 

113 Dobbs, George, N. Y., and Ruth Marks, N. Y., spinster. 

114 Donnell, Simon, and Mary Noe, N. Y., spinster. 

114 Doty, Abigail, Queens County, spinster, and William 

Mitchell, same place. 

115 Doughty, William, N. Y., yeoman, and Catharine Parkin- 

son, N. Y., widow. 
117 Driscoll, Elizabeth, late of the 57th Regiment, widow, and 
George Morrisson, matross in the Royal Artillery. 

( To be continued^ 


Copied by Hopper Striker Mott. 

Record taken from a Bible owned by Mrs. Harry Clay Blye, 
200 West 70th Street (oflSce address 143 Liberty Street), daughter 
Edward Tenner Swords and Jemima Striker. Printed at Am- 
sterdam by Joanes Kannewet, 17 18, initialled on the silver clasp 
'•R. D. G." (Rebecca de Grove). 

Derrick Albertson was b. Sept. the 12 day in the year of our 
Lord 1706, my wife Rebeckah Albertson was born Feby the 15 
day in the year of Our Lord 1706. 

Derick Albertson was married to his wife Rebeckah Albert- 
son the 18th day of June in the year of our Lord 1730. 

290 Gravenraet, [Jaly 

M7 oldest daughter Rachel Albertson was born on the 19th 
day of Sept. and was baptized the 8th day of Oct all in the year 
of our Lord 1732, the sureties is Peter Degrove and Rachel de 

My second daughter Ann Albertson was b. the loth day of 
July and baptized the loth day of Aug. all in the year of our 
Lord 1734, the sureties is Derick Albertson and Blaner Bissit. 

My son Derick Albertson was b. June the 7 day and was bap- 
tized in the Dutch Church in N. Y. all in the year of our Lord 
1736 and his sureties was Peter de Grove, Joost Goederus and 
Mary Bissit. 

My third dau. Rebeckah Albertson was b. Nov. the 4th day 
and was baptized all in the year of our Lord 1738, her sureties is 
Derick Albertson and Rebeckah Albertson. 

My twins Daniel and Mary Albertson were b. Feb. the 12 dav 
of our Lord 1 740/1, the sureties to their baptism was Derick & 
Rebeckah Albertson & Dorothy Anderson. 

My son Adolph Albertson was born Jan. 25 day 1743/2 and 
died 30 Jan., 1743/4. 

My son John Albertson was b. March ye loth, 1745. 


Contributed by Rev. C. H. B. Turner, Waycross, Ga. 

Copy: — Extract from the register of betrothmeuts (of the 
Church) from May 12*^, 1651-May 4*\ 1652. (No. 469 of the series 
of books of baptisms, marriages and deaths.) 

March 9***, Anno 1652. 

Appeared (before the Commissaries of marriage matters) 
Abraham Greverae{d)t of Amsterdam, 27 years of age, assisted 
by his father Hendrick Grevenra{d)t living in the corner house 
of the " Barndesteegh " (a street in the neighborhood of the 
archives building), and Maria Heemskerch of Amsterdam, 18 
years of a^e, assisted by her father Poulus Heemskerch, living 
on the "Nieuwendyk" (the Newditch, now the street of our 
large shops). 

Requesting their three Sunday proclamations in the Church. 

Signature, Abraham Grevenraedt. 
" Marrya Heemskerch. 

* These data have been received from P. J. Kapleyn, Archivist, of Amster- 
dam, Holland, who states that the original name of this New York family was 
Gref rath and the description of their coat-of-arms is: '' D'Azur k trois membres 
d'aigle d'or, less serres en bas." 

1915.] Gravenraet, 29 1 

Algemeen Nederlandsch Familieblad^ VIII Jaargang, 1891. 
{General Family Newspaper^ Vlllth Year, 1891.) 
Page 231. 
Septemb. 8th came at Brielle (or den Briel) from Sotntnelsdijk: 
Nicasius Pieterszoon van Greveraerdt & Hillegond Daniels 
his wife; he was a wine merchant. 
Their children were: 

Margrieta, bapt. Dec. 8th, 1647. 
Anna, bapt. Apr. 93d, 165 1. 
July 28th, 167a, came at Brielle from Oude Tonge: Elisabeth van 

Oct. 17th, 1673, she married Dirck Friese (or Prese) Uyttersen. 
Their children were: 

Hillegond, bapt. Novemb. 20th, 1676; witnes".: Daniel 

& Margar. v. Greveraert. 
Hillegond, bapt. Octob. 25th, 1678; witnes".: Daniel & 
Margar. v. Greveraert. 
April 19th, 1672, married at Brielle, Daniel v. Greveraer, bom at 
Brielle, Schoolmaster at Oude Tonge & Catharina van 
Kerchem, living at Brielle. 
Their children were: 

Cornelia, bapt. July 2d, 1673; witnes*.: Gerrit van 

Kerchem & Cath. Duyst. 
Hillegond, bapt. Sept. 20th, 1675; wits'.: Dirck de Frise 

& Hillegond Daniels. 
Hillegond, bapt. January 6th, 1677; wits*.: Mr. Dirck 

de Friese & Hillegond Daniels. 
Gerrit, bapt. July 14, 1680; wits".: Elizabeth van der 

Ambrosius, bapt. Oct. loth, 1683; wits".: Elizabeth 

Johanna, bapt. Augs. 5th, 1687; wit".: Margaretha van 
Augs. i6th, 1678, married at Brielle, Margaretha van Greveraerd 

& Mels Jansz. van Heesteren. He died October, 1685. 
May i6th, 1687, Margaretha v. Greveraerd, widow of Mels Jansze 
van Heesteren, married Barent Cleyburg. 

General Family Newspaper^ Vth Year, 1888. 

Book of Baptism in Brasil, 

Page 228. 

March 2d, 1644. Bapt Elizabeth, daughter of Comelis v. d. Venne» 
Janneken Grevenraet. Wits".: Samuel van Gansepoel, Elis- 
abeth Grevenraet. 

Page 255. 

Febr. 8, 1645. Bapt. Johannes, son of Caspar Van Heussen, Geer- 
truydt Hacks. Wits".: Matthys Becks, Jan van Hoom, Joan- 
na Grevenraet. 

292 Early Settlers of Wat Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. [July 

Page 38. 
Febr. 30th, 1650. Bapt. Jacobus, son of Samuel van Gansepoel 
Pauline van der Venne. Wits": The Fiscal le Maire Eliza- 
beth von Dortmont instead of the Widow of Guilleaume 

Page 75. 
Decemb. nth, 165 1. Bapt. Mana Elisabeth, daughter of Jacob 
le Maire, Catharine van der Venne. Wits'.: Samuel van 
Gansepoel, Elizabeth Grevent/aet(!). 

Married in Amsterdam (all before 1630). 

Carstiaen Greveraet & Tryn. Omna. 

Heinrich. Grevenraet & Lysbeth Huyberts. 

Jan Grevenraet & Griet Dirca. 

Guilleaume Grevenraet & Aldegonde Bonaerts (parents of Ab- 

Tjerch van Grevenraet & Tannetje Roelants. 

Cornelis van der Venne & Janneken Grevenraet (who went to 



Copied from the manuscript record of the late Rev. Theodorb A. Leggbtt 

by A. Hatfield, Jr. 

(CoDtinned from Vol. XL VI, p. 188, of the Record.) 

175. Rev. John Haviland* Leggett (John H.,* John,* John,' 
John,* Gabriel*), born New York, May 28, 1800; died May 31, 
1873; married May 19, 1824, Mary Noel Bleecker, born June 15, 
1805; died July 28, 1887. Mary Noel (Bleecker) Leggett was a 
daughter of Alexander,* Bleecker (Anthony Lispenard,* James,' 
Rutger,* Jan Jansen*) and his wife Frances Wade. 
Children 12 (Leggett), 5 sons, 7 daughters: 
4-372 i. John Haviland,' b. Aug. 8, 1825; d. Nov. 27, 1858; m. 

Catharine F. Ryer. 

373 ii. Frances Wade, b. Dec. 6, 1826; d. ; unm. 

+374 "!• Edward Henry, b. March 18, 1829; d. Feb. 17, 1862; 

m. Mary C. Randall. 
+375 iv. Mary Bleecker, b. March 19, 1831; d. ; m. Elias 

A. Woodward. 

376 V. Elizabeth b. June 8, 1833; d. March 23, 1889; unm. 

377 vi. Alexander Bleecker, b. Feb. ii, 1836; d. ; m. 

Dec. 28, 1865, Charlina Everson. 
+378 vii. Anna, b. March 11, 1838; d. ; m. John Sharp. 

379 viii. Gertrude, b. April 14, 1840; d. June 25, 1903; m. 

Charles B. Stirling. 

380 ix. Alice, b. Jan. 18, 1842; d. July 12, 1844. 

1915] Early Settlirs of West Farms, Westchester County, N, Y. 293 

+381 X. William, b. March la, 1844; d. ; m. Maria A. 

+382 xi. Theodore A. (Rev.) b. Dec. 20, 1845; d. Nov. 25, 1906; 

m. Anna F. Dwight. 

383 xii. Harriet Black well, b. Dec. 30, 1847; d. at Middletown, 

N. Y., Sept. 2, 1856. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

177. Caroline Augusta* Leggett (John H.* John,* John,' John," 
Gabrier), born March 25, 1805; died Aug. 4, 1879; married March 
20, 1828, Rev. Richard Cnnningham Shimeall, born March 15, 
1803, died March 19. 1874. 

Children 8 (Shimeall), 2 sons and 6 daughters: 

384 i. Gertrude L.,' b. Tan. 31, 1829; d. ; m. April 26, 

1865, W. R. C. Latson, and has: William K. C, b. 
March 17, 1866; Gertrude A., b. April 7, 1868; 
George C, b. Dec. 29, 1871. 

385 ii. Richard C, b. Aug. 9, 1830; d. Sept. 15, 1902; m. 

Sept. 3, 1856, Harriet E. Perry, and had: Hattie 
Albertina,* b. Sept. 16, 1858; Emeline, b. Jan. 13, 
1870; Henry R., b. Aug. 6, 1873. 

386 iii. Caroline Augusta, b. Jan. 6, 1832; d. , 1900; m. 

James W. Waite. 

387 iv. Mary Clinton, b. Feb. 2, 1834; d. ; m. Jan. 13, 

1869, Frank Timpson, and has: Violette, b. Oct. 9, 
1869; John R., b. Nov. 17, 1872; Eliza M., b. Nov. 

5. 1875. 

388 V. Sarah Duncan, b. Aug. 4, 1836; d. ; m. . 

389 vi. Catharine Gansevoort, b. Oct. 14, 1839; d. ; m. 

Feb. 20, 1867, Edward Wier, and has a daughter 
Kate Augusta, b. March 25, 1870. 

390 vii. George Clinton, b. April 16, 1842; d. ; m. May 

8, 1880, Georgie Spears. 

391 viii. Anna Georgiana, b. Dec. 22, 1847; d. ; m. July 

, 1901, John B. M. Bennett. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

178. Anna Georgina* Leggett (John H.,* John,* John,' John,* 
Gabriel*), born June 13, 1806; died Dec. 30, 1876; married Nov. 5, 
1834, Charles RadclifEe. 

Children 2 (Radcliffe), i son and i daughter: 

392 i. Mary,' b. ; d. young. 

393 ii. Herman Gansevoort, b. ; d. young, about 1861-65. 


Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

183. Catharine Ann Gansevoort* Leggett (John H.,* John,* 
John,* Joha,* Gabriel*), bom Dec. 21, 1818; died Aug. 8, 1879; 
married Nov. 27, 1844, Cornelius Nagel, bom Dec. — , 1797, died 
Nov. 5, 1870. 

Children 2 (Nagel), daughters: 

294 ^^^^y S$UUrs of W$st Farms, WesUhesUr County, N. Y. [July 

394 i. Gertrude/ b. Feb. 7, 1846; d. ; m. J. C. C. H. 

Boon, no issue. 

395 ii. Cornelia, b. Sept. 15, 1854; d. ; m. June 14, 1885, 

John Reinecke Bleecker, no issue. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

184. Gertrude Quackenbos* Leggett (John H.,* John,* John,' 

John* Gabriel*), born March 20, 1823; died ; married (i), 

June 16, 1846, John J. Lasher; married (2), July 11, 1866, J. 
Bullocke (?) (The Quackenbos genealogy, & N. Y. Gen. Record, 
V. 25, p, 133, state that her second husband was John H. Nicklay, 
who died in 1879.) 

Have no record of any children. 


Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

New York Genealogical Record, v. 25, p. 20, ct scq. 

195. Jane* Leggett (Abraham,* Ezekiel,* William,* William,* 

Gabriel'), born Jan. 29, 1795; ^^^^ \ married April 22, 1820, 

Thomas Horton. 

Children 6 (Horton), 4 sons, and 2 daughters: 

396 i. Deborah L.,* b. ; d. ; m. Daniel Mangam, 

and had: Susan, Dora, Daniel, William, and Ella. 

397 ii. Abby Jane, b. ; d. ; m. Buckby. 

398 iii. Sylvester, b. ; d. ; m . 

399 iv. Floyd, b. ; d. ; m. . 

400 V. Beniah, b. ; d. ; m. . His wife and the 

wife of his brother Sylvester were sisters. 

401 vi. Caleb, b ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

196. James W.,* Leggett (Abraham,* Ezekiel,* William,* William,* 

Gabriel*), born Jan. 16, 1797; died . He married (i), June 10, 

1819, but his first wife's name has not been recorded; married (2), 
Susan Requa. 

Children 5 (Leggett), 3 sons, and 2 daughters: 
(by his first wife) 

402 i. Abraham,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

403 ii. Rachel Anne, b. ; d. ; m. Rackett. 

(by 2nd wife) 

404 iii. Josephine, b. ; d. ; m. Pettie. 

4-405 iv. Samuel, b. ; d. ; m. Rebecca Lockwood. 

406 V. William, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Authorities : 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Records furnished by Mrs. Corneha Leggett Hatfield. 

200. Abraham* Leggett (Abraham,* Ezekiel,* William,* Will- 
iam,* Gabriel*), born June 2, 1805; died Sept. i, 1878. He married 
Sarah Lee, born Feb. 14, 1807; died April 23, 1876; daughter of 
Richard Lee and Hannah Stokes. 

IQISJ Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y. 295 

Children 11 (Leggett), 8 sons and 3 daugbteis: 
407 i. Caroline Sarah/ b. June 15, 1830; d. in infancy. 

+408 ii. Richard Lee, b. Dec. 26, 1831; d. ; m. Clara Cox. 

+409 iii. William Abraham, b. Sept. 5, 1833; living 1915; m. 
Margaret Berthenia Barmore. 
410 iv. Edward Henry, b. Feb. 23, 1836; d. Oct. — , 1876; no 
+411 V. Caroline Hannah, b. March 22, 1838; living 1915; m. 

Henry C. Whitmarsh. 

+412 vi. Francis Howard, b. March 27, 1840; d. ; m. (i), 

Anna E. Stokes, m. (2), Mrs. Bessie McLeod Stur- 
+413 vii. Cornelia Colgate, b. Nov. 3, 1841; living 1915; m. 
Abraham Hatfield. 

414 viii. James Frederick, b. Oct. 25, 1843; d. ; no issue. 

+415 ix. Alfred Stokes, b. Oct. 25, 1845; d. , 1876; m. 

Mary Harbison. 

+416 X. Theodore A., b. Sept. 10, 1847; d. ,1883; m. 

Mary E. McCoun. 

417 xi. Clinton Gilbert, b. Aug. 15, 1851; d. ; no issue. 

Authorities : 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Bible Records. 

201. Isaac* Leggett (Abraham/ Ezekiel,* William,* William,* 
Gabriel*), born June 2, 1805; (twin brother with the preceding), 

died Feb. 20, 1841. He married Sarah Ann Swain, born , 

died about 1885. 

Children 5 (Leggett), 2 sons, and 3 daughters: 

418 i. Eveline*, b. ; d. ; unm. 

419 ii. Isabel, b. ; d. ; m. Edward Nurse. 

420 iii. Sarah, b. ; d. ; unm. 

421 iv. George W., b. ; d. ; m. Julia Stokes. 

422 V. Isaac R., b. ; d. ; m. . 

Will of Sarah Ann Leggett, widow of Isaac, dated Sept. 7, 
1872, proved Jan. 12, 1886. names daughters, Eveline, Sarah lane, 

sons, George W., and Isaac R., daughter Isabella, wife of 


Authorities : 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

New York Surrogate's Office. Wills. Liber 358, p. 429. 

206. John N.* L£ggett (Abraham,* Ezekiel,* William,* Will- 
iam,* Gabriel*), born Nov. 2, 1815; died ; married Dec. 31, 

1839, Augusta Wheeler. 

Children 4 (Leggett) 3 sons, and i daughter: 

423 i. Henry,' b. ; d. ; m. . 

424 ii. Sophia, b. ; d. ; m. . 

425 iii. John, b. ; d. ; m. . 

426 iv. Mead, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Authorities : 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

296 Early Settlers of West Farms. WestchesUr County, N. V. [July 

243. Thomas H.* Leggett, Jun. (Thomas H.,* Joseph/ Thomas,' 

GabrieV GabrielM, born May 14, 1828; died ; married Feb. 

i4> i^55> Hannah H. Hoag, daughter of Lindley M. and Hannah 
Hoacr, of Wolfburg, Carroll Co., N. H. 

No record of any children has been found. 


Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Friends' Records, New York City. 

249. Reuben* Leggett (Reuben,* Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 
Gabrier), born Feb. 2, 181 7; died Sept. 13, 1866; married Feb. 26, 
185 1, Anna Maria Ogden, daughter of Charles Ogden and Anna 
Maria Wade. 

Children 3 (Leggett), daughters: 

427 i. Alida,* b. ; d. ; m. AUerton. 

428 ii. Esther, b. ; d. ; m. . 

429 iii. Anna, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

251. Esther* Leggett (Reuben,* Joseph,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 

Gabriel*), born ; died April 16, 1849. She married Mav 10, 

1837, Jonn GrifEen, son of John and Esther Griffen, of New York. 
John Griffen married (2) his first wife's sister, Mary Elizabeth 
Leggett (see no. 253 following.) 

Children 4 (Griffen), 2 sons and 2 daughters: 

430 i. Mary L.,^ b. ; d. ; m. at Phoenixville, 

Chester Co., Pa., May 12, 1858, Wyatt W. Miller, of 
Safe Harbor, Pa., son of Josiah and Hetty H. 
Esther H., b. Aug. 5, 1840; d. Sept. s, 1841. 
Henry S., b. May 5, 1842; d. Sept. 27, 1844. 
Robert N., b. Sept. 13, 1844; d. Sept. 7, 1867. 
Familv Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Friends* Records, New York City. 

253. Mary Elizabeth* Leggett (Reuben,* Joseph,* Thomas,* 

Gabriel,* Gabriel*), born Aug. 23, 1826; d. . She married, as 

his second wife, March 3, 185 1, John Griffen whose first wife was 
her sister Esther. 

Children 4 (Griffen), 2 sons and 2 daughters: 

434 i. Esther,^ b. Jan. 24, 1852; d. ; m. . 

435 ii. George S., b. Jan. 11, 1854; d. ; m. . 

436 iii. Clara R., b. Sept. 28, 1855; d. June 26, 1857. 

437 iv. Henry R., b. Aug. 23, 1857; d. ; m. . 

In the marriage record of John Griffen and Mary E. Leggett, 
he is recorded as living in Safe Harbor, Pa., and in 1858, when 
Mary L. Griffen (^no. 430) his daughter by first wife, Esther, was 
married, he was living at Pleasantville, Pa., but the births of the 
four children by his second wife, Mary E. were all recorded in 
the New York City Friends' record. 

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1915.] Early SeUUrs of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 297 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Fricnas' Records, New York City. 

354. Mortimer Dormer* Leggett (Isaac/ Charles* Isaac,* Gab- 
riel,* Gabriel*), born at Danby, near Ithaca, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 
April 19, 1821; died ?X Cleveland, O., Jan. 6, 1896. He married, 
^i), July 9, 1844, Marilla Wells, who died in 1876, daughter of 
Absalom and Marilla Wells, of Montville, O.; (2). in 1879, Weltha 
Post, daughter of H. L. and Sylvia Post of Sandusky, O. 
Children 5 (Leggett), 4 sons and i daughter: 
(by first wife^ 

438 i. (a daughter),' b. ; living, 1896; m. H. A. Sey- 


439 ii. (a son), b. ; d. in infancy. 

439a iii. Mortimer, b. ; d. 1873, while a student at 

Cornell University. 

439b iv. Wells W., b. ; d. , 1892; m. . 

439c V. Leverett L., b. ; d. ,1894; m. . 

General Mortimer D. Leggett removed with his father Isaac* 
Leggett from Ithaca, N. Y. to Montville, Geauga Co., O. in 1836, 
and settled on a farm there. Mortimer remained there until he 
was 18 years of age, then went to Kirtland Seminary, where he 
graduated the first of his class; later he studied law at Western 
Reserve University, and was admitted to the bar in 1844. The 
same year he received the degree of M. D. from Willoughby 
Medical College. He was greatly interested in the problem of 
free graded schools and in 1846 went to Akron, where he estab- 
lished the first free graded school system west of the Alleghanies. 
In 1857 he removed to Zanesville, where he practiced law for 
several years. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War Gen. Leggett went with 
Gen. McClellan to West Va., later raised the 78th Ohio Vol. 
re|^iment, and served with distinction throughout the war, re- 
ceiving the commission of Major-general in 1865. After the war 
he resumed the practice of law, was appointed Commissioner of 
Patents in 1 87 1, resigned in 187^, and removed to Cleveland, 
where he resided the rest of his life. He was one of the organ- 
izers of the Brush Electric Co. and served as president of that 
company until 1884. His son Leverett L. Leggett who died 
about two years before his father, was engaged with him in the 
practice of patent law for several years before his death. 

Authorities : 
National Cyclopadia of American Biography, vol. 2, p. 350. 
Notable Americans, vol. 6. 
Aopleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 
Cleveland Herald, Jan. 7. 1896. 
Family record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

287. Abraham W.* Leggett (Abraham,* Isaac,* Thomas,* Gab- 
riel,* Gabriel*), born Sept. 15, 1814; resided in New York City; 
died Dec. 6. 1899. He married July 13, 1840, Phebe Briggs, born 
May 4, 1816, daughter of Philip H. Briggs and Phebe Ryer. 


298 Early Settlers of Wtst Farms, WesUhester County. N. V. [July 

Children 5 (Leggett), 3 sons and 2 daughters: 
440 1. Henry/ b. Jan. 20, 1841; d. May 6, 1841. 

+441 ii. Frederick William, b. April 20, 1842; d. Oct. 16, 

1909; m. Mary E. Freeman. 
+442 iii. Emma B., b- July 15, 1845; d- Nov. 22, 1875; m. Isaac 
Sherwood Coffin. 
443 iv. Anna, b. July 30, 1849; d. Nov. 26, 1857. 

+444 V. Edgar A., b. Aug. 5, 1854; d. ; m. Marie Louise 


Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 
Briggs, S., Descendants of Walter Brings of Westchester Co., N. Y. p. 381. 

288. Mary F.* Leggett (Abraham/ Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 
Gabrier), born Nov. 13, 1818; died March 28, 1885; married Sept. 
3, 1838; Charles F. Swain, born Sept. 13, 1806; died Jan. 3, 1896. 

Children 2 (Swain), i son and i daughter: 

445 i. Charles Eugene,' b. Jan. 6, 1840; d. Sept. 28, 1883; 

m. . 

446 ii. Maria Louisa, b. Jan. 6, 1842; d. Jan. 26, 1900; 

m. . 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

289. Maria W.* Leggett (Abraham,* Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 
Gabriel*), born Aug. 26, 1820; died Jan. 6, 1853; married Sept. 7, 
1842, Zebulon W. Mott, born Sept. 11, 1818; died Jan. i, 1903; son 
of William Mott and Sarah Merritt. 

Children 3 (Mott), 2 sons and i daughter: 

447 i. Frederick,' b. Sept. 28, 1843; d. Feb. 13, 1848. 

448 ii. Mary Louisa, b. March 13, 1848; d. ; m. Tune 18, 

1873, Eugene Russell, b. Aug. 31, 1846, and had a 
son William Mott Russell, b. Feb. 16, 1875. 

449 iii. William, b. Jan. 16. 1850; d. ; m. . 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

292. Joseph B.* Leggett (Abraham,* Isaac,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 
Gabriel*), born Jan. 14, 1828; died at Dickinson, Galveston Co., 
Texas, July 25, 1894. He was married at Holy Trinity Church, 
Brooklyn, Nov. 27, 1867, to Alice E. Marks, born Feb. 13, 1847. 
Children 3 (Leggett), 2 sons and i daughter: 

450 i. Harry A.' b. Oct. 19, 1868; d. Aug. 8, 1869. 

451 ii. Estelle, b. Aug. 10, 1870; d. ; m. June 21, 1898, 

Hallock R. Maine, b. April 23, 1865; d. June 13, 
1902, and had a son Hallock A., b. July 25, 1899. 

452 iii. Arthur, b. Aug. 4, 1872; d. June 7, 1891. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Family Record of John Leggett. 

1915.] Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester County, N. Y. 299 

319. Mary E.* Leggett (Samuel/ Thomas/ Thomas/ Gabriel/ 

Gabriel*), born ; died ; married Nov. 12, 1823, in New 

York City, Barney Corse, born about 1800, died at Flushing, N. Y. 
March 8, 1878; son of Israel Corse and his ist wife Lydia (Troth) 

Children 6 (Corse), 3 sons and 3 daughters: 

453 i. Samuel L.' b. Sept. 5, 1824; d. Sept. 13, 1844. 

454 ii. William L., b. April i, 1827; d. ; m. ; and 

had: Frederick A., Samuel L., Israel, Edward L., 
William L. 

455 iii. Eliza L., b. Dec. 28, 1829; d. ; m. Saunders, 

and had: Rodman, Florence. 

456 iv. Mary Lydia, b. March 11, 1833; d. Jan. 21, 1837. 

457 V. Cornelia, b. Aug. 15, 1836; d. '; m. . 

458 vi. Frederick Augustus, b. Oct. 11, 1840; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

320. William Fox* Leggett (Samuel,* Thomas,* Thomas,* Gab- 
riel,* GabrieP), bom ; died ; married about 1833, Sarah 

C. Hull, born March 18, 1810; died July 27, 1876, aged 66 
years, 4 months, 9 days; daughter of Wager and Elizabeth Hull. 

Children 8 (Leggett), 2 sons and 6 daughters: 

459 i. Margaret,^ b. Nov. 14, 1834; d. June 6, 1851. 

460 ii. Caroline H., b. Jan. 30, 1836; d. April 7, 1867; m. 


461 iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1837; d. ; m. Mills. 

462 iv. William F., Jr., b. April 12, 1839; d. ; m. . 

463 V. Sarah Hull, b. Feb. i, 1843; d. ; m. March 13, 

1886, John Comegys Emory, son of Stuart R. and 
Anna Emory. 

464 vi. Louisa, b. May 24, 1845; d. ; m. Ransom. 

465 vii. Charlotte S., b. March 24, 1847; d. Aug. 7, 1849. 

466 viii. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1848; d. Aug. 6, 1849. 

Friends' Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

321. Charlotte Fox* Leggett (Samuel,* Thomas,* Thomas,* 

Gabriel,* Gabriel*), bom ; died June — , 1888; married June 

9, 1841, William H. Schermerhorn, bom Jan. 11, 1812, died Oct. 14, 
1890, son of John P. Schermerhorn and his wife Rebecca H. 

Children 2 (Schermerhom), i son and i daughter: 

467 i. Louis,* b. July 26. 1842; d. ; m. Hannah Ricker. 

467A ii. Mary E., b. Nov. 16, 1844; d. Aug. 12, 1848. 

468 iii. Charlotte T., b. Aug. 5, 1849; d- ; °i- • 

Friends' Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Schermerhorn, R., Jr. Schermerhom Genealogy, p. 175. 

300 Early Sf tilers of West Farms. Westchester County. N. Y. [July 

323. Rebecca* Leggett (Samuel/ Thomas,* Thomas,* Gabriel,* 

Gabriel*), b. ; d. ; m. Thomas S. Willets. 

Children 4 (Willets), 2 sons and 2 daughters: 

469 i. Anna,* b. ; d. ; m. Townsend. 

470 ii. Thomas S., b. ; d. ; m. . 

471 iii. Eliza L., b. ; d. ; m. . 

472 iv. S. Clinton, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, of New York City, 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

325. Samuel* Leggett (Samuel/ Thomas/ Thomas,* Gabiiel,* 

Gabriel*), born New York, Sept. 10, 1827; died ; married Ann 

Eliza . 

Children 5 (Leggett), 2 sons and 3 daughters: 

473 i. Linda,* b. ; d. ; m. . 

474 ii. Clarence P., b. ; d. ; m. , and had: Mary 

Elizabeth, who married, Jan. 29, 1902, Edward 
Howard Dodd. 

475 iii. Mary, b. ; d. ; m. Swain. 

476 iv. Emma. b. ; d. ; m. . 

477 V. George, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A Leggett 

326. James Shaw* Leggett (Joseph/ Thomas/ Thomas,* Gab- 
riel,* Gabriel*), born New York, Sept. 14, 1809: died ; married. 

(No record of his wife's name or parentage has been found.) 

Children 3 (Leggett), i son and 2 daughters: 

478 i. George P.,^ b. ; d. ; m. . 

479 ii. Elizabeth, b. d. ; m. . 

480 iii. Isabel, b. ; d. ; m. . 

Friends* Records, New York City. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 

329. Mary Haight* Leggett (Joseph,* Thomas/ Thomas/ Gab- 
riel/ Gabriel*), born New York, July 17, 18 13; diedjuly 21, 1849. 
She married in New York, April 9, 1840, Lewis W. Sturtevant, 
of Boston, bom Dec. 10, 18 11, died ; son of Consider Sturte- 
vant and Katharine Mitchell Pease Kelley. 
Children 4 (Sturtevant), sons: 

481 i. Thomas L,' b. Jan. 13, 1841; d. ; m. Sept. 12, 

1862, Laura Emerson Heaton, daughter of George 
and Sarah Emerson (Watts) Heaton, of Boston, and 
had: Edith L., Joseph Lewis, Lawrence Heaton. 

482 ii. Joseph N., b. ; d. ^ probably died in infancy. 

483 iii. Edward L., b. ; d. ; m. (i) March 9, 1864, 

Mary Elizabeth Mann, daughter of Ariel Warren 
and Harriette (Sanford) Mann, and had: Grace, 
Hattie, Thomas J., Edward L., Jr. He m. (2) Oct. 

191 50 Corrections and Additions to Published GerucUogical Works, 30 1 

22, 1883, Hattie Mann, sister to his first wife, and 
had: Robert S. 

484 iv. Joseph N., b. ; d. ; probably died in infancy, 

as there is no further record of him. 
Friends' Records, New York City. 
Colonial Families, v. 3, pp. 544-548. 
Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett 

335. Catherine* Leggett (William H.' Thomas,* Thomas,' 

Gabriel,' Gabriel'), born West Farms, — — ; died ; married 

William M. Allen. 

Children 2 (Allen), daughters: 

485 i. Margaret,^ b. ; d. ; m. Foote. 

486 ii. Sarah R., b. ; d. ; m. Belden. 

Family Record of Rev. T. A. Leggett. 
Will of William Haight* Leggett. 

( To be continued^ 


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printed volumes which, left by themselves, carry mistaken conclusions to the 
end of time. This department has been inaugurated in an endeavor to correct 
such spurious data. Readers are requested to forward for publication here 
every such error, and such further additions to printed genealogies as are 
found, that due correction may be made. The authority for the statement 
must be furnished, with name and address of contributor. 

29. Vanderheyden Family — Corrections and Additions. 
Vols. 45 and 46, N, Y. Gen. & Biog, Record. 

Vol. 45, p. 310. No, 7. Matthys (son of Dirk), m. Margaret 

Bratt only. The indication of Geertruy , as his first wife is a 

mistake which Pearson made, and it unwittingly was included in 
this record. A very apparent inaccuracy in the Albany Dutch 
Church records of the baptism of a child of No. 6, David Vander- 
heyden, is responsible for Pearson's error. 

Vol. 45, p. 315. Baata Vanderheyden m. for the second time 
Oct. 30, 1774, in Schenectady, Johannes D. Van Vorst. 

Vol. 45, p. 316. In the will of Johannes Vanderheyden, fifth 
line, the word "block" should be "clock." 

Vol. 46, p. 9. The dates of baptisms in Schachticoke, of the 
children of Abraham Vanderheyden should be dates of births. 

Vol, 46, p. 10. Samuel, son of Jacob D. Vanderheyden, m. 
Aug. 19, 1822, in New York City, Eliza Ann Douglass, dau. of 

tohn Hancock Douglass, M. D., and Elizabeth Williams. She was 
. Nov. 5, 1801, in New York City, and d. April 19, 1864, in New 
York City. Their only child, Samuel Douglass Vanderheyden, 

302 special Notice, [July 

was b. April 6, 1824, in Troy, N. Y. Samuel Douglass Vander- 
heyden m. Sarah Bayeaux. They had children Benjamin and 
Hattie, who d. in childhood, and an adopted son, Clarence, who d. 
a young man, unm. 

Samuel Douglass Vanderheyden was a lawyer from 1852 until 
he enlisted at the time of the Civil War. He was very ill in a 
hospital in New Berne and he never fully recovered. While he 
did return to New York City, he soon slipped out of communi- 
cation with his family. He is said to have been a strikingly 
handsome man with black hair, dark brown eyes and florid com- 
plexion. (Submitted by Mrs. George B. Sheppard). 

Vol. 46, pp. 12 and 16. Jacob I., son of Jacob I. Vander- 
heyden and Maria Hallenbeck, was bapt. Nov. 2, 1778, in Cox- 

Vol. 46, p. 16. Derick Yates, son of Jacob D. Vanderheyden 
and Jane Yates, could not have been the Derick Y. or I. Vander- 
heyden who was Coroner of Rensselaer County in 1820, as he was 
deceased then. The Coroner was probably Major Derick I. (pp. 
12 and 13), or Derick I., son of Jacoo I. Vanderheyden and Maria 
Hallenbeck (p. 12). 

From some Union College Records of students and graduates: 
Richard Vanderheyden, class of 1800; degree A. B.; of Troy; 
probably the son (Derick Y.) of No. 16, Jacob D. Vanderheyden. 

Derick L. Vanderheyden, class of 1807; degrees A. B., A. M.; 
Lawyer; of Albany; son of No. 12, Jacob Vanderheyden. 

Samuel D. Vanderheyden, class of 1819; Lawyer; of Troy; 
son of No. 16, Jacob D. Vanderheyden. 

Jacob D. E. Vanderheyden, class of 1827; degree A. B.; of 
Troy; son of No. 16, Jacob D. Vanderheyden. 

References Omitted prom List (vol. 46, p. 18). 
Northern Budget, Troy. N. Y.. April 30, igii. 
Bordley, Shippen and Ten Broeck Geneaiopes. 
Minutes of Common Council, City of New York, 1675, 1776.— N. Y., 1905, 

RICHARD SgHERMERHORN, JR., 226 W. 58th St., N. Y. City. 


Attention of The New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society having been called to the fact that 
certain genealogists have used, and are using, its name 
as a reference, or otherwise, in the prosecution of their 
business : — Notice is hereby given that the Society 
authorizes no one to so use its name; and that it is not, 
nor will it be responsible in any way for the acts of such 
individuals who use its name as a reference, or other- 
wise, in violation of this specific prohibition. 

IQISJ Registration of Pedigrees. 303 

(Contioned from Vol. XLIV, p. 191 of Thb Record.) 

1. Thomas Betts, b 161 5-16, according to Selleck's History c/Norwaik, p. 226 (or 1618 according 

to Betts Genealogy, p. 3, which states that he was " but 21 years old iu 1639 "), at England; 

d x688, aged 72, at (Norwalk, Conn., probably) ; ni at to Mary , 

b , at ; d (she survived her husband many years and is known to have been 

alive on March 16, 1723-24), at (Norwalk, Conn., probably). 

Ret. Came over to this countrr as tarly as 16391 he then being but 21 years old. Settled at Guilford. Conn., where he was nth 
on the list of Guilford, Conn., Settlers' Rej^ister, and of which tuwn he was one of the founders, and in which town his 
first six children were born. He removed to Milford, Conn., about 1657. where his seventh child was born, and to 
Norwalk, Conn., about 1660, where his last two children were bom. He founded the town of Wilton, Conn, (part of 
Norwalk), in 1672. Will dated May 10, 1688. estate appraised Dec. 4, 1688. 

Children: Thomas, Mary, John, Hannah, Stephen, Daniel, Samuel, James, Sarah. 

2. Joim BettSy b. June 20, 1650, according to Betts Genealogy, p. 17 (May 10, 1655, according to Selleck's 

Norwalk, p. 226), at Guilford, Conn.; d about 1730, at ; m. (i) , at 

to , b , at ; d at ; m. (2) , at to Sarah (Keliogs) 

Brinsmade (widow of Samuel Brinsmade, and daughter of Daniel and ( ) Kellogg), 

b , at ; d at 

Res. Guilford, Conn., up to Feb. 35, 1673. at least, as on that date he was admitted as " planter *' there; he removed to Norwalk, 
Conn., prior to 1687. He was Deputy to General Assembly of Conn. 1708, 1711. and in 171S and 1716. Partition of his 
estate is recorded on Fairfield. Conn., Records in 1730. 

Children (all by ist m.): John, Hannah. 

3. John Betts* b. Nov. 17 (or 27), 1692, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. June 27, 1767, aged 75 years, at Norwalk, Conn. 

(his will was dated June 23, and proved Nov. 24, 1767); m. April 17, 1722, at Norwalk, Conn., to 
Damaris Lockwood Tdaughterof Eliphalet and Mary (Gold) Lockwood, of Norwalk, Conn., b. 
Nov. 7, 1701, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. March 24, 1776, aged 74 years, at Norwalk, Conn. 

Res. Norwalk, Conn. Rep. to Conn. Assembly 1731, 1736, 1739, 1741, 1743* i743< Audited Accounts of Treasurer of Conn. Colony, 

May 10, 1739. Justice of Peace 1746-1748. 
Children: Thaddeus, Mary, Hannah, John, Peter. 

4. Hon. Thaddeus Betts* b. May 3, 1724, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. March 22 (or 27). 1807, at Norwalk. Conn.; 

m. (I) Nov. 8, 1752, at Norwalk, Conn., to Mary Qold (or Qoold) (daughter of John and Hannah 

(Slawson) Gold, b ; bapt. June 6, 1731, at Fairfield. Conn.; d. Nov. 20, 1752, at Norwalk, 

Conn. He m. (2) May K, 1754, at Norwalk, Conn., to Elizabeth Maltby (dau. of Capt. William 

and Sarah (Davenport) Maltby), b at ; d. Feb. 8, 178Q. at Norwalk, Conn. He 

m. (3) Nov. 4, 1789, at Norwalk, Conn., to Eleanor (or Hellena) Palrchild-Lyman (widow 

of Daniel Lyman, Esq., and daughter of Jonathan and Eleanor ( ) Fairchild, as her 3rd 

husband; her ist husband was Seth Benedict), b , at ; d. March 23, 1825, in her 

95th year, at Norwalk, Conn. 

Ret. Norwalk, Conn. Represented Norwalk in State Legislature in 1776, 178^-5-6, and 1789. Yale College, Class X74S* He was 

a physician and during the Revolutionary War was the leading magistrate of Norwalk, Conn. 
Children (all by and m.): Sarah, William Maltby, Mary. 

5. Sarah Betts, b. March 7, 1757, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. Sept. 21, 1848, aged 01, at Milan, Ohio: m. April 14, 

1782, at Norwalk. Conn., to Hon* Stephen Lockwood'*' (son of Joseph and Rebecca (Rogers) 

Lockwood, of Norwalk, Conn.), b. Aug. 16, 1754, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. Feb. 13, 1830, at Norwalk, 

Res. Norwalk, Conn. He was a private in Capt. Mills' Company in Rev. War, and represented Norwalk in the Connecticut 

Assembly in 1807. 
Children: Sarah, Ralph, Steven, Elizabeth, George, Henry, Esther, Mary Betts. 

6. Esther Lockwood* b. July 13, 1797, at Norwalk, Conn.; d. Feb. 29, 1877, at Milan, Ohio; tn. May 5, 1823, 

at Norwalk, Conn., to Rev. Stephen Saunders* b , at ; d. June 3, 1835, at Milan, 

Ret. South Salem, N. Y.; Pastor Presbyterian Church there 1823-1834; Milan, Ohio. Princeton College 1814; tntor there 1814- 

1817; Princeton Seminary 181S-16; A. M., 1817. 
Children: Harriet Lockwood, Leroy G., Stephen L., Le Grand. 

7. Harriet Lockwood Saunders* b. June 21 (or 22), 1824, at South Salem, N. Y.; d. Jan. 30, 1910, at Milan, 

Ohio; m. July 13, 1846, at Milan, Ohio, to Isaac Cushman Walker (son of Henry Goss and 

Sarah Steel (Cushman) Walker, of Wyoming, N. Y.), b. Dec. 10, 1823, at Wyoming, N. Y; d. 

May 30, 1858, at Buffalo, N. Y. 
Ret. Milan. Ohio, and Buffalo, N. Y. He was a shipping merchant and General Agent of the Lake Navigation Company at 

Children: Henry Stephen, John Jay, William Isaac, Frederick Albert, Jennie Isetta. 

8. WllUam Isaac Walker* b. July 17, 1852, at Milan, Ohio; d , at ; m. March iq, 1883, at New 

York City. N. Y., by Rev. M. E. Dwi^ht, to Marion Dwl^ht (dau. of John and Nancy Shaw 
(Everett) Dwight), b. Feb. 22, 1856. at New York City, N. Y.; d , at 

Res. New York City. N. Y.; No. 11 Mt. Morris Park, West; Trustee and 2nd Vice-President New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society. 

ChUd: Miriam Dwight Walker, b. July S. 1889, at New York City. 


Betis GtfMalogy, by Frederick H. Betts. pp. 3-ao, 23, 34, 30-40, 6a, 63. 

Selleck*8 History of Norwalk, pp. 226. 327, 228. 

Savage*s Gon, Dictionary ^ vol. i, p. i73* 

Hinman's SettUrs of Conn., pp. 20$, 206. 

Lockwood Genoalogy, p: 44* 

Hall's Normalk, p. 201. 

NOTB: * Descendants eligible to Society of Sons of the RoTolution and to the Society of Daughters of the Revolution. 

304 Registration of Pedigrees, [July 


MONNBT Arms: Quarterly, ist and 4th azure, a bend, or: 2nd and 3rd or, a lion rampant, ^^x. 

Crest: A demi-lion rampant, gules. 
Motto: Florens suo orbe monet, 

1. Isaac Monnet (the emigrant ancestor), b about 1670, at or near Poitiers in ancient Poitou, France; 

d after 1740, at "The Cliffts," Calvert Co., Maryland; m about 1699. at "The 

Cliffts,*' Calvert Co., Maryland, to EUzabeth Williams (daughter of William and Sarah ( ) 

Williams, of Calvert Co., Maryland), b about 1675, at ; d , 1751, 

at Calvert Co., Maryland. 

Ret. France: Loadon, Eog.. to which place he, belnir a Huguenot, fled an account of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 
and where he was ** denizened" (i. e. naturalized). March as. 1688; emigrated to America and was settled as an inhabi- 
tant of Upper Hundred of " The Cliffts." Calvert County, Md.. at least as early as 1707 (and probably previous thereto) 
when his name appeared on Lord Baltimore's Rent Roil. He was a member of Christ Church. Calvert Co., Md., 
and was true to his Huguenot convictions. He was prominent in the local and colonial history of Calvert Co., Md., 
and was probably a colonial soldier. 

Children: Ann, William, Abraham, Elizabeth, Isaac, Mary, Aaron, John, Pierre, Sarah. 

2. WllHam Monett, b. May 21, 1702, at "The Cliflfts,'* Calvert Co., Md.; d after or about 1776, at 

"The Cliffts," Calvert Co., Md.; m , about 1725, at "The Cliffts," Calvert Co., Md.. to 

Elizabeth ? (Kent or Tucker; she was a daughter of Jeannette (Dalrumple) Kent, who m. 

1st John Tucker and 2nd John Kent, and which one was the father of £^lizabeth ? is as yet 

undetermined), b at " The Cliffts," Calvert Co., Md.; d , at " The Cliffts," Calvert 

Co., Md. 

Res. Manor of '* William's Purchase." Calvert Co., Md.; he was a farmer and churchman. 

Children: Isaac, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, Catharine, Abraham, Mary, John, Jeannett, James, Nlnian. 

3. Isaac Monnett,* b about 1726, at " The Cliffts," Calvert Co., Md.; d after 1798, at " The 

Cliffts." Calvert Co., Md.; m about 1745, at Christ's Church, Calvert Co.. Md., to EUzabeth 

Osborne (dau. of Thomas Osborne), b , 1726, at , Charles Co., Md.; d. after 

1798, at , Calvert Co., Md. 

Res. Manor of ** Gerer," Calvert Co., Mdt; he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and a churchman. 

Children: Isaac, Abraham. Osborne, Thomas, Elizabeth, Judith, William. 

4. Abraham Monnett** b. March 16. 1748, at " Gerer," Calvert Co., Md.; d. Dec. 7, 1810, in Salt Creek Town- 

ship, Pickaway Co., Ohio; m 1772. at Marlborough, Prince George Co., Md., to Aon 

miliary (dau. of William and Margaret (Crabb) Hillian^. b. June 11, 1748, at Prince 

George Co., Md.; d. Sept. 2. 1833, at Salt Creek Township, Pickaway Co., Ohio. 

Res. Prince George and Frederick Co's., Md.; Swan Pond Lands. H.impshire Co., near Knoblev Mountain, Va. (now W. Va.), 

and was a pioneer in 1802 to Piclcaway Co., Ohio; he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 
Children: Isaac, William. John, Ann, Thomas, Osborn, Margaret. Jeremiah Crabb, Elizabeth, Ralph, an infant, an infant. 

5. Rev. Jeremiah Crabb Monnett, b. Sept. 12. 1784, near Knobley Mountain, Hampshire Co., Va. (now 

W. Va.); d. Sept. 1.1864, near Monnett Chapel, Bucyrus Township. Crawfoid Co.. Ohio; m. May 2, 
1805. at Cumberland. Md.,to Aley Sla^le (dau. of Jacob and Hannah (Burrell)Slagle), b. March i, 
1788, at Slagle Manor, on Potomac River, Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.); d. Aug. 12, 1868, at 
Monnett Chapel, Bucyrus Township. Crawford Co., Ohio. 

Res. Anderson Bottom, Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.); Cumberland. Allegany Co., Md.; Pickaway, Marion and Crawford 

Co's., Ohio; he was an Ohio pioneer and a Methodist circuit rider. 
Children: Jacob, Isaac, Thomas, Abraham, Elsie, Margaret, Hannah, Ann, John, Jeremiah Crabb. Mary, Thomas Jefferson, 

Martha, Nancy, child, d. youog, child, d. young. 

6. Abraham Monnett* b. Oct. 12, 181 1, at Anderson Bottom, Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.); d. March 19, 

1881. at Bucyrus, Ohio; m. June 9, 1836, near Circleville, Pickaway Co., Ohio, to Catharine 

Braucher (dau. of Conrad and Maria Catharine (Reichelsdorfer) Braucher). b. Nov. 7, 1815, at 

SaltCreek Township, Pickaway Co.. Ohio; d. Feb. 8. 1875, at Bucyrus Township, Crawford Co., Ohio. 

Res. Marion and Crawford Co's.. Ohio, and Bucyrus, Ohio; he was a banker and one of the wealthiest agriculturists in northern 
central Ohio. 

Children: Ephraim Braucher, Martha Ellen. Oliver, John Thomas, Elsie, Augustus Eddy. Mervin Jeremiah, Mary Jane, 
Madison Welsh, Melvin Henry, Amina Josephine, Catharine La Vendue. 

7. Mervin Jeremiah Monnette, b. Aug. 24, 1847. at Scott Township. Marion Co., Ohio; d. (living 

May 5, 191 5, at Los Angeles. Cal.); m. Jan. 5, i860, at Cardington, Morrow Co., Ohio, to Olive 
Adelaide Hull (dau. of George Washington Hull), b. Oct, 6, 1849, at Radnor, Delaware Co., Ohio; 
d. March 30, 19 12, at Los Angeles, Cal. 

Res. No. on Western Avenue, Los Angeles, Cal.; Vice-President, Citizens National Bank, Los Angeles, Cal.; Member of the 

Soc. Sons of the Revolution and of the Society of Colonial Wars. 
Children: Orra Eugene, Clark Fremont. 

8. Orra Eugene Monnette, b. April 12, 1873, at Dallas Township, Crawford Co., Ohio; d (living 

May 5, 1915. at Los Angeles, Cal.); m. Nov. 6, 1895. at Columbus, Ohio, to Carrie LucUe Jane- 
way, b. Aug. 3. 1874. at Zanesville. Ohio; d (living May 5, 1915, at Los Angeles, Cal.). 

Res. No. 3101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal.; Attorney-at-Law; President of the Citizens Trust and Savings Bank, 
Los Angeles. Cal.; National President of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity; Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars and 
Vice-President of the Society Sons of the Revolution, In the State of California; Member of Mayflower Society, Order 
of Founders and Patriots and Huguenot Society of America. 

Children: None. 


Monnst Pc 

Orra Eugene Bflonnette, bimse'lf. 

Monnet Pamilv Genealogy (1911), by Orra Eugene Monnette. 

Orra Eugene Monnette, himself. 

Colonial Families of the United States <if America, by George Norbury Mackenzie, vol. Ill, pp. 337, et seq. 

'OTB: * Descendants eligible to Society of Sons of the Revolution. 

IQIS-I Registration of Pedigrees, 305 


1. John Webster* b , at (said to have come to this country from Warwickshire, Eng.); d. 

Aprii 5, 1661, at Hadley, Mass., and was there buried; m at (England, probably), 

to Agnes (Shatswell?), see W. E. Hist. Gen. Register, vol. 4, p. 271; b , at ....;.; 

d at 

Ret. Hartford, Coao., in 1636, supposed to have come to Conn, from Mass., bat from what town is tmcertafn. Representatire 
to Connecticut Legislature 1637; Magistrate, Connecticut Col.. 1639 to 1655: Deputy Governor 1655: Governor 1656. 
Removed to Hadley. Mass.. in ibso. Made Freeman in Massachusetts in 1660; Will dated June 25, 1659, in which he 
mentions his daughter, Ann Marsh. 

Children: Matthew, Robert, Thomas, WUliam, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary. 

2. Ann Webster* b , at , Eng., probably (came to this country with her father previous to 1636); 

d. June 9, 1662, at Hadley, Mass.; m , 1642, about, at Hartford, Conn., to John Marsh (the 

emigrant, as his ist wife), b , 1618, at , England; d. Sept. 28, 1688, aged 70, at Wind- 
sor, Conn.; he m. (2) Oct. 7, 1664, at , to Hepzibah (Ford) Lyman (widow of Richard 

Lyman, and dau. of Thomas Ford), b , at ; d. April 11, 1683, at Hadley, Mass. 

Res. Hartford, Conn., and Hadley, Mass. 

Children: xst m., John. Samuel, Joseph, Isaac. Jonathan, Daniel, Hannah, Grace; 2nd m.. Lydia and Grace, who was an adopted 
daughter, being the daughter of Lydia (Marsh) Martin, the sister of John Marsh, the Emigrant. 

3. John Marshy b about 1643, at Hartford, Conn.; d , 1727, aged 85, at ; m. (i) Nov. 28, 

1666, at , to Sarah Lyman* of Northampton (dau. of Richard and Hepzibah (Ford) Lyman), 

b , at Hartford, Conn.; d (between 1688 and 1707), at ; he m. (2) Jan. i, 1707-8, 

at , to Susannah Butler, b at ; d. Dec. 24, 1714, at 

Res. Hartford, Conn., where he was a selectman in 1677* 1681, 1687, 1688, 1694 and 170X. 

Children: ist m., John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Sarah, Elizabeth, Hannah, Ebenezer, Hannah, Lydia, Hepzibah, Jonathan; 2nd m., 

4. John Marsh, b 1668, at Hadley, Mass., probably (or perhaps at Northampton, Mass.); d. Oct i, 

IJ44, at Hartford, Conn., and was buried m old burying ground back of Center Church, Hartford, 
Conn., where his and his second wife's gravestone still existed in 1895; m. (i) Dec. 12, i69]^> 

at to Mabel Pratt» b , at ; d. June 6, i6g6, at ; he m. (2) Jan. 6, 1698, 

at , to Elizabeth Pitkin* b , at ; d. Dec. i, 1781, at Hartford, Coun., and was 

buried there beside her husband in old burying ground back of Center Church, Hartford, Conn. 

Res. Hartford, Litchfield. Hartford Conn.; Selectman, Hartford, 1701, 1710,1714* Pioneer settier of Litchfield, Conn,: Lieut, 
and Capt. in Conn. Col. Troops, served in Indian Wars. Justice of the Peace at Litchfield. Representative Con- 
necticut Legislature; Associate Judge of County Court and Member of the Council of War. 

Children: all by and m., John, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, William, George, Isaac, John, Timothy, Hezeiciah. 

5. CoL Ebenezer Marsh, b. Nov. 3, i7oi; bapt. Nov. 11, 1701, at Hartford, Conn.; d. April 18, 1773, aged 71 

years, 5 months, at Litchfield, Conn.; m. Nov. . ., 1725, at to I>eborah Bueli (dau. of John 

and Mary (Loomis) Buell). b. Jan. 24, 1708, at Litchfield, Conn.; d. July 30, 1784, aged 77, at Litch- 
field, Conn. 

Res. Litchfield, Conn., where he was Judge of the Probate; Judge of County Court; Representative to Connecticut Legislature 

for 48 sessions; Selectman from 1740 for 13 years. 
Children: Deborah, Elizabeth, Lois, Hannah, Solomon, Ebenezer, Anna, Ebenezer, Ozias, Hepzibah, John, Molly. 

6. John Marsh, b. Jan. 4, 1748, at Litchfield, Conn.; d. Jan. 23, 1781, at Litchfield, Conn.; m. Sept. 14, 1769, 

at Litchfield, Conn., to Rhoda McNeil (dau. of Alexander and Deborah (Phelps) McNeil, of 
Litchfield, Conn.), b. Nov. 27, 1750, at Litchfield, Conn.; d , at 

Res. Litchfield, Conn. 

Children: Rachel, Charles, Deborah, Molly, Rhoda, Anna, John. 

7. I>eiM>rah Marsh» b. July 18, 1773, at Litchfield, Conn.; d. July 27 (or 28), 1857, aged 84 years, at Litchfield, 

Conn.; m. Jan. 26, 1792, at Litchfield, Conn., to Joseph Adams, b. July 11, 1767, at Roxbury, 

Mass.; d. July 14, 1856, aged 89 years, at Litchfield, Conn. 
Res. Litchfield, Conn, (came there from Roxbury, Mass.); he was a grand juror in Litchfield for 6 years from 1801. 
Children: Sally, Henry, Betsey, Amos, John Marsh, Charles, Keziah Holt, William Thomas. 

8. John Marsh Adams, b. April 16, 1801, at Litchfield, Conn.; d. Jan. 22, 18^3, at Augusta, Ga.; m. Oct. 9, 

1829, at Augusta, Ga., to Sarah Susannah MacMurphy (dau. of Geore^e Galphin Youille and 
Keziah Parish (Martin) MacMurphy, of Augusta, Ga.), b. Sept. 16, 1806, in Edgefield District, 
S. C; d. July, 26, 1901, at " The Hill," Augusta, Ga. 

Res. Augusta, Ga.; he was a cotton merchant and in the wholesale grocery business. 

Children: Mary Keziah, Sarah Deborah, Josephine, Elizabeth Bacon, Harriett Henrietta, Anna, Joseph Henry, George Mac- 
Murphy, William Marsh, John Marsh. 

9. Josefrtiine Adams* b. Nov. 3, 1834, at Augusta, Ga.; d at ; m. June 25, 18^7, at Augusta, Ga., 

to Alexander James Perry, b. Dec. 11, 1828, at New London, Conn.; d. March 26, 1913, at 
Washington, D. C. 

Res. Various posts U. S. Army: settled at 2003 I Street, N. W., Washington, D. C; U. S. M. A. i8si; Brig.-Gen. and Asst- 

8uartermaster*Gen., U. S. A. Retired Dec. 11, 1892. Member Mil. Order Loyal Legion; Soc. Sons of Rev.; Lay 
elegate Gen'l Convention Prot. Epis. Ch., N. Y. City, 1874- 
Children: Lucretia Thatcher, John Adams, Alexander Wallace, Josephine Adams. 


Savage's Gsn. Die, vol. iv, pp. 448-440. 

History Hadlgy, Mass.^ P* iSo. Genealogies. 

Marsh Gtnsafogy. John of Hartford, pp. 6-14, 13, so, si, S3, a6, 97i 28, 29, 30-44. 

RtsicUnts of LuchfiAld, Conn,^ n»-i8oo, pp. 40, iV^^ifh 141-143. 
Litckfosld and Morris Gravtyard Inscriptions^ pp. 06, 87. 
Adams G^ngalogy^ pp. si and 31. 

306 Regulraiion of Pedigrees, \}^1 


I. KeiMtin WI08I0W9 b » at ; d 1607, in the parish of St. Andrews, Droitwich, Worcester 

Co, Eng.; m at ; to Catharine b at ; d at 

Res. Kempt«v, Eng. His estates were "Clerkeuleap** mid *-Newports PUce." His will was dated April Mi i6o7, •nd was 

proved Nov 9. 1607. and is un file in Wurccster, Eng. 
Children: Edward and probably others. 

a. Edward Winslow, b. Oct. 17, 1560, in the parish of St. Andrews, Droitwich, Worcester Co., Eng.; 

d before 1631, at Droitwich. Eng.; m. (i) (probably) , at to Eleanor Pdham 

(dau. of Sir Herbert Felhani, by his ist wife), b at ; d at ; m. (2) 

Nov. 4, 1594. at St. Bride's Church, London, Eng., to Magdalene Ollyver, b , at ; 

d at 

Res. Rempsev and Droitwich, Worcester Co.. Eng. The Vital Records of his family are to be found in the Parish Ref later of 
St. Peter's Church. Dioilwicli. Eny. 

Children: 1st m.. Richard; 2nd m.. Edward, John. Eleanor, Kenelm. Gilbert. Elizabeth. Magdalen. Josiah. 

3. Hon. Joslah Winslow,'*' b. Feb. 11, 1635-6; bapt. Feb. 16, 1603-6, at Droitwich. Ens^.; d. Dec. i, 1674, at 

Marshfield, Mass.; m 1636, at , to Margaret Bourne (dau. of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth ( ) Bourne, of Marshtield, Mass.), b , at ; d 1683; bur. Oct. 2, 1683, 

at Marshtield. Mass. 

Res. Came over to this country on the Whit§ Angela arriving at Saco, June 37. 1631. lived a while at Scitiiate. and finally settled 
at Marshfield. Mass. He wis a rei^reseniative to tho General Court and was town clerk uf Marsbfield from 1646 to his 
death in \^\. His will was dated .\pril 13, 1673 aud proved June 4* 1675. 

Children: Elizabeth, Jonathan. Margaret. Rebecca, Hannah. Mary. 

4. Rebecca Winslow* b. July 15, 1643. at Marshfield. Mass.; d. July 15, 1683. at Yarmouth, Mass.; m. 

Nov. 6, 1661. at Marshfteld. Mass.. to Hi>n. Col. John Thacher* b. March 17. 1638-9. at Marble- 
head, Mass.; d. May 8, 1713. at Yarmouth. Mass. He m. (21 Jan. I, 1683-i, at Yarmouth, Mass., 
to Lydia Qorham (dau. of Capt. John and Desiret (Howland) Gorham. of Barnstable, Mass.), 
b. Nov. 6, 1661, at Barnstable, Mass.; d. Aug. 2, 1744, at Yarmouth, iMass. 

Res. Yarmouth. Mass. Dep. and .\sst. G. C. Ply. Col. Asst. Com. Mass. Col. in Mil Serrice. J. P. 

Children: ist m.. Peter, Josi»h, Rebecca. Betliiah. John. Elizab'>th. Hannah, Mary, child, sex not stated; and m., Lydia, Mary. 
Desire. Hannah, Mercy, Judah. Mercy, Ann, Joseph, Benjamin. Meicy. Thomas. 

5. Deacon Joslah Thacher. b. April 26. 1677. at Yarmouth. Mass.; d. May 12, 1701 or 1702, at Yarmouth, 

Mass.; m. Feb. 25, 1690-1. at Yarmouth, Mass.. to Mary Hedse* b. March .., 1671, at Yarmouth, 

Mass.; d , at ; she is buried at Yarmouth, Mass. 

Res. Yarmouth, Mass. Deacon in Church there. 
Children: Anthouy. Rebecca, Mary. Elisba. Josiah. 

6. Capt. Joslah Thacher* b. July 7, 1701, at Yarmouth, Mass.; d. Aug. 22. 1780, at Norwalk, Conn.; m. (1) 

Feb. 17, 1724, at Norwalk. Conn., to Ann Burne* b. March 25. 1699, at ; d. Feb. 25, 1733-4. 

at Norwalk. Conn.; m. (2) Aug. 7 (or Sept. 15). 1735, at Boston, Mass.. to Mary Qreenleaf-Blinn 

(wid. James Blinn), b. Aug. 29 (or Sept. 25), 1706, at Cambridge, Mass.; d. April 2 (or 6), 1774, at 

Norwalk, Conn. 
Res. Yarmouth. Mass. Set. at Norwalk, Conn. Sea captain. Large land owner in Norwalk, Conn. 
Children: ist m.. Ann, Josiah, Ann. Mary; and m., Elizabeth. Daniel, John. Hannah, Elizabeth, Stephen Greenleaf. 

7. Capt. John Thacher^ b. July 25, 1742. at Norwalk, Conn.; d. Jan. 16, 1805. at Stratford, Conn.; m. (i) 

, at to Ann Perry, b. Feb. 19, 1744, at Fairfield, Conn.; d at ; m. (2) 

1777-8. at Stratford. Conn. (prob.). to Mehltable Uffford-Thompson (wid. of Lieut. 

William Thompson), b. March 16, 1745, at Stratford, Coim.; d. Sept. 6. 1807. at Litchfield. Conn. 

Res. Norwalk, New Milfurd. Conn. Settled at Stratford, Conn. Capt. Rev. War, wounded and taken prisoner Valcour's Island, 
Oct. II, 1776. paroled and exchanged. 

Children: ist m., Partridge, Stephen Greenleaf, Betsey; 2nd m.. Anthony, Mehitable, Anthony. Mehitable, DanieL 

8. Anthony Thatcher, b. Tan. 7, 1782, at Stratford, Conn.; d. Dec 26. 1841. at New London, Conn.; m. 

Feb. 24, 1806. at New London, Conn., to Lucretia Christophers Mumford* b. Aug. 10, 1785, at 

Salem, Conn.; d. April 6, 1871, at New London, Conn. 
Res. New London. Conn. Cashier New London Bank. 
Children: Nathaniel Woodbridge, Lucretia Mumford Mary Woodbridqre, John Christophers. Eloise Hardy, George Thompson, 

Daniel Anthony. Henry Perkins, Abby Mumford, Julia Hubbell, Elizabeth Wetmore, Mary Perkins, Anthony, 


9. Julia Hubbell Thatcher* b. March 6. 1823, at New London. Conn.; d. Jan. 31. 1906. at New London, 

Conn.; m. Dec. 5. 1843, at New London, Conn., to Qen. James Totten* U. S. Army, b. Sept. 11, 
1818. at Cincinnati, Ohio; d. Oct. i. 1871, at Sedalia, Mo. 

Res. Various po^ts in service U. S. Army. U. S. M. A. 1841. Lieut. Col. and Inspector General U. S. A. Served Mexican and 

Civil Wars. 
Children: William Anthony, Charles Adelle Lewis. John Reynolds. 

10. John Reynolds Totten* b. Barrancas Barracks, Pensacola, Fla.. Nov. 4, 1856; d at ; m. 

Sept. 5, 1889. at Garrisons-on- Hudson, N. Y.. to Elma Smythe Preston- Van Voorfals (wid. of 

Arthur Van Voorhis). b, Jan. 10, 1862, at Evansville, Ind.; d at 

Res. Various posts U. S. Army and New York City. U. S. M. A., 1878, ist Lieut. 4th U. S. Artillery. Resigned from U.S. 

Army April i. i8qi. Mem. S»c. Sons of Rev.. Soc. M. F. D., Soc. Col. Wars. N. V. Gen. and Biog. Soc.. N. E. Hist.- 

Gen. Soc. New London County. Conn., Hist. Soc, Soc. American Wars. 
Children: None. 


Winslow Genealogy s vol. i, chart, p. 16. p. 79* between pp. loo-ioi. 

Mayflower Descendants^ vol. ii, pp. 4. 5i i8f, ao9, 252. 

Sava|fe*s Gen, Dictionary^ vol. i, p. 219: vol. iv, p. 602. 

Thacher Gen., by John K. Totten. N. K Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1910-191$. 

Notes: * Descendants eligible to Soc of Colonial Wars. f Descendants eligible to Soc. of Mayflower Descendants. % De- 
scendants eligible to Society of Sons of the Revolution. 

( To be continued,) 

1915O Society Proceedings, 307 


Regular Meeting April 9th, 1915. 

President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen in the Chair. 

The Executive Committee reported that Miss Katharine Thompson 
Martin had been transferred from the list of Annual Members to that of Life 
Members and that Mr. DeForest Grant had been restored to the Membership 
Roil of the Society. 

Smce the last meeting of the Society the following deaths have been re- 
corded, viz: Charles Francis Adams, Honorary Member, died Washington, D. 
C, March 20th, 1915, in his 8oth year; David Russell Jack, Radcliffe B. Lock- 
wood, David Sherwood Kellogg, M. D., Miss Blandina Dudley Miller, Irving 
Wilson Near, Howard L. Osgood, W. Max Reid, Corresponding Members. 

Mr. Bowen announced the last meetmg of the season would be held on 
Friday evening May 14th, on which occasion Prof. William M. Sloane, of 
Princeton University, would deliver an address on the Battle of Princeton. 

Mr. Bowen introduced as a guest of the evening Hon. Benjamin F. Tracy, 
Ex-Secretary of the Navy, and then introduced the speaker of the evening, 
Rear Admiral William S. Cowles, United States Navy, who delivered an 
illustrated address on "The Navy of the United States.** 

At the close of Admiral Cowles* lecture Mr. Bowen introduced Col. 
Edward F. Glenn, Chief of Staff on the Staff of Major General Leonard Wood, 
stationed at Governor*s Island, representing the Army of the United States, who 
spoke regarding the importance of the trip of the 16 U. S. Battle Ships around 
the World; the wonderful development of the submarine as shown in the 
present war. He then spoke briefly on the history of the United States Army 
and its present status. 

At the close of Col. Glenn's address Gen. Asa Bird Gardiner moved the 
thanks of the Society be tendered to Admiral Cowles and Col. Glenn for their 
very interesting addresses, which motion was duly seconded and carried unani- 

On motion, meeting adjourned. 

Regular Meeting May 14th, 1915. 

President, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, in the Chair. 

Since the last meeting of the Society the following deaths have been re- 
corded: Grau Nathan, Annual Member, died April 20th, I9i5,in his 72nd year; 
Stephen Sanford, Corresponding Member, was reported as having died Feb. 
13. 19' 31 James Ausburn Towner Corresponding Member, was reported as 
having died some time ago at Washington, D. C. 

The Executive Committee reported that the following names had been 
restored to the Membership Roll: Mrs. Henry F. Dimock, Spencer Joseph 
Estey, Mai. Charles William Whipple. 

Also that the following new members have been elected: Mrs. George D. 
Pratt, 640 Park Ave., City. Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop 
Bowen; Mrs. Gustaf Stromberg, 540 Park Ave., City, Annual Member, pro- 

Eosed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Mortimer L Schiff, 52 William St., City, 
jfe Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Joshua Lindley Barton, 
M. D., 117 East6ist St., Cfity, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Win- 
throp Bowen; Lawrence Smith Butler, loi Park Ave., City, Annual Member, 
proposed by Thomas Townsend Sherman; Frederick Heber Eaton, 165 Broad- 
way, City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; Willis 
Tracy Hanson, Jr., 20 Union Ave., Schenectady, N. Y., Annual Member, pro- 
posed by Richard Schermerhorn, Jr.; Mrs. John Easton Rousmaniere, 115 
East 6oth St., City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence Winthrop Bowen; 
Abram Wakeman, 96 Water St., City, Annual Member, proposed by Clarence 
Winthrop Bowen. 

Also that Evelyn Brig^s Baldwin had been restored to the Membership 
Roll, and appointed upon Research Committee. 

The Executive Committee reported further that the following Correspond- 
ing Members had been elected: Mrs. Charlotte Taylor Luckhurst, for Schenec- 


Querus, Bock Revuws* Duly 

tady Co., 446 Hulett St., Schenectady, N. Y.; Elias Ogden Ross, for Rensse- 
laer Co., 18 Sute St., Troy, N. Y.; Miss Helen L. Miller, for Oneida Co., 18 
Oxford Road. New Hartford, N. Y.; S. D. Van Alstine, for Wayne Co., care of 
The Palmyra Historical Society, Palmyra, N. Y.; Miss Elizabeth Gebhard, for 
Columbia Co., Hudson, N. Y. 

Also that the following resignation had been received and accepted with 
regret, to take effect Dec. ^i, 19x5: William Judson Lamson, M. D. 

Mr. Bowen then introduced the speaker of the evening, William Milligan 
Sloane, LL. D., Vice-President of the New York Historical Societ^r and Pro- 
fessor of History in Columbia University, who read a paper entitled ^'The 
Battle of Princeton." 

At the close of the Lecture Gen. Asa Bird Gardiner, moved the thanks of 
the Society be extended to Prof. Sloane for his extremely interesting and in- 
structive lecture which was duly seconded by Mr. James Benedict and unani- 
mously carried. 

On motion, meeting adjourned. 


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In answering queries please refer to the Volume and Page of The Rbcord in which original 
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query was published. 

4. NosTRAND-BoGERT.— Garret Nostrand and his wife, Cornelia Bogert. 
I will pay $25.00 for proof of parentage of either. They went to Nova Scotia 
with Loyalists at close of the Revolution; returned with children about 1791. 

Eliza, born on the voyage, married Bertrand and lived in Brooklyn. 

Family lived in Flushing on or near "Alley Road," where John. Elizabeth and 
Deborah were born. Episcopal baptism. Garret died in 1800 while overseer 
of Moulton*s farm, at Hyde Park. Cornelia was bom in 1762 in Brooklyn, near 
site of Marine Hospital. She lived many years as a widow in Orange Street 
and died at age of 82 years. Had other children than named here. 

E. H. CRAiGE, 194 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5. Mrs. Josephine C. Frost, of 254 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., 
desires information regarding the following families. Please reply direct. 


CoRNELis. — Parents of Magdeleentie Cornelis of Albany, who m. in Dutch 
Church, N. Y., June 10. 1677, Jacobus Franszcn Van Dyke. 

JORALEMON. — Ancestry of Annatje or Jannetje Joralemon who m. Jacobus 
Van Dyck and was of Hackensack in 1725, and of Second River, N. J., 1735; 
also information as to the early Joralemons of N. Y. 

Oliver. — Parents and descendants of Charles Oliver, who m. in N. Y., 
Nov. 7, 1704, Margaret Schuyler. They had: Elizabeth, Robert, George and 
Jane. Were there others? Male descendants of that issue desired. Also, 
parents and descendants of John Oliver, who m. Oct. 28, 1705, in N. Y., 
Catherine Peiterse. 

By John R. Totten. 

Editorial Note:— The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society solicits as 
donations to its Library all newly published works on Genealogy. History and Biography, as well 
as all works on Town, County and State History, or works embodying information regarding the 
Vital Records of any and all localities. It also solicits the donation to the manuscript collections 
of its library any and all manuscript compilations which bear upon the above mentioned topics. 

IQIS'I Book Reviews. 309 

In consideration of sncb donations the works so presented to the Society will be at once 

R laced upon the shelves of its library and will be reviewed in the next subsequent issue of Thb 
IBW York Genbalogical and Biographical Record, each donation of such character, 
whether in printed or manuscript form, will be reviewed under the head of "Book Notices*' ana 
a copy of Thr Record containing the review will be sent to the donor. 

The Society does not solicit donations of publications or manuscripts on topics foreign to 
the above mentioned subjects, as its librarv is specialized and cannot accommodate material 
which does not bear directly upon its recognized sphere of usefulness. 

Donations for review in the January issue of Thb Record should be delivered to the 
Society before December ist of the previous year; for the April issue, before March ist; for the 
July issue before June ist; and for tne October issue, before September ist. 

All donations will be generously reviewed with a view of calling the attention of the public 
to their good points; but, while generous, the reviews will contain such proper criticism as the 
interest of the genealogical student would expect from the editorial staff of The Record. 

The '*Book Nonces'* of Thr Record are carefully read by all librarians as well as 
genealogical students, and the review of a work in The Record is equivalent to a special 
advertisement of such work. 

Lettera of transmittal of donations of such works should embody the price of the work 
donated and the name and address of the person from whom it can be purchased. 

In Memowam op William Thornton Parker, Jr., B. S. Beloved son of 
William Thornton and Elizabeth (Stebbins) Parker, January 3rd, 1876- 
June 7, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 131, illustrated. No price stated. Address: 
Dr. W. Thornton rarker. Valley View, 65 Columbus Avenue, Northampton, 

A beautiful tribute to a departed loved one ; and while mainlv biographi- 
cal in its character, yet contains much of interest to the genealogist 

Bryant Family History, Ancestry and Descendants of David Bryant 
(1756) of Springfield, N. J.; Washington Co., Pa.; Knox Co., Ohio; and 
Wolf Lake, Noble Co., Ind. Compiled by Qara Vaile Braiden. 8vo, cloth, 
pp. 258, including index, illustrated. Price, cloth, $3.50; full morocco, $5.00. 
Address: Miss Ida £. Fisher, Hebron, Ind., or Mrs. C. V. Braiden, 401 
Soutli 3rd St, Rochelle, 111. 

A most commendable production giving the record of the ancestor and 
his descendants to the 9th generation, mdusive. Recommended to all 
genealogical libraries. 

Bacon Genealogy. Michael Bacon of Dedham, 1640, and his Descend- 
ants, by Thomas W. Baldwin. A. B., S. B., Member of N. E. Hist. Gen. 
Society and Author of "Memoir of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin" and the "Patten 
Genealogy." 8vo, cloth, pp. 420, includmg index, illustrated, 1915. Price, 
^.00. Address: author, No. 41 Hawthorn St., Cambridge, Mass. 

A most excellent compilation. It contains the record of the descend- 
ants of Michael Bacon to the nth generation, inclusive; and also the records 
of the descendants of John and Nabby (Perry) Bacon. The work bears 
all evidence of careful compilation and will be welcomed by those of the 
blood. It is heartily recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

The History of New Ipswich. New Hampshire, 1735-1914, with 
genealogical records of the principal families, compiled and written by 
Charles Henry Chandler with the assistance of Sarah Fiske Lee. Octavo, 
cloth, pp. 782, including index, illustrated. Price, $5.00. Address: Miss 
Sarah Fiske Lee, New Ipswich, N. H. 

A most valuable addition to the history and genealogy of this old New 
Hampshire town. The historical portion is most valuable and contains much 
of great interest to the genealogist. The genealogical section from page 
171 to 720, inclusive, is the feature which most attracts us naturally and it ren- 
ders the work invaluable to genealogists. Heartily recommended to all 
historical and genealogical libraries. 

The Clan McNary of the U. S. A. Probable Ethnic Origin, Qan 
Traditions and Time of Immigration, by Joseph Rea McNary. 1914. 8vo. 
paper, pp. 79. Price, $1.00. Address: author, Burgettstown, Pa. 

An interesting volume of genealogical interest, recommended to genea- 
logical libraries. 


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The Ancestry of Katharine Choatb Paul (now Mrs. William J. 
Young, Jr.), compiled by Edward Joy Paul, A.M. 1914. 8vo, doth, pp. 386, 
including index, illustrated. Price, fc.50. Address: Mrs. W. J. Young, Jr., 
545 Fifth Avenue, Qinton, Iowa. 

This work is not a genealogy, but rather a compilation of the blood lines 
of the author, and includes vsduable genealogical material relative to some 
100 families with which she is connected by blood. Recommended to all 
genealogical libraries. 

Read Genealogies, of the brothers and sisters, Israel, Abner, John, 
Polly (Read) Hetherington, William, Wolcott, Lewis and Nathaniel, com- 
piled by Rev. Henry Martyn Dodd, A.B., A.M., of Ginton, N. Y. 8vo, doth, 
pp. 278+ index and a supplement which adds valuable matter to the original 
work. Price, $2.50, postage 13 cents extra. Address: compiler at Clin- 
ton, N. Y. 

A very creditable genealogical publication replete with matter of vital 
interest to those of the blood of the above mentioned progenitors. Recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

Brett Genealogy, Bretts in England, William Brett, Roger Brett Com- 
piled bjr Mrs. Lucy B. Goodenow. 8vo, cloth, pp. 535, including excellent 
mdex, illustrated. 1915. Price, cloth, $8.00; half morocco, $10.00; full 
morocco, $12.00. Address: compiler, 3089 Broadway, New York City 

This is a first dass genealogy constructed along standard lines ; and, 
as it is the first Brett genealogy published, it will be the more wdcome to the 
genealogical public It contains a colored illustration of the Brett arms and 
a full description of the same ; a section on the Bretts in England ; the record 
of William^ Brett and his descendants to the eleventh generation; a section 
on Roger Brett and his descendants; and an appendix containing much 
matter of interest to those of Brett blood. Heartily recommended to all 
genealogical libraries. 

The McClure Family, by James Alexander McOure. 1914. 8vo, cloth, 
pp. 224+6 pp. index, illustrated. Price, $4.00 postpaid. Address: author, 
419 West Washington Street, Petersburg, Va. 

A commendable work, although not constructed along standard genea- 
logical lines. It contains an accoimt of the origin and meaning of the name 
"McClure" ; the family in Scotland and Irdand ; the Colonial families and 
first settlers of the name in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, New 
York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Ten- 
nessee and Kentucky, and something of their descendants in these and other 
States. Colonial, Revolutionary, War of 181 2, and Civil War services. 
Early marriages and wills ; other genealogical and historical data. Appendix, 
giving in outline the Alexander, Bumgardner, Gilkeson, Humphreys, Pilson, 
Sproul, Steele, Tate and Wallace families of Augusta County, Va. Recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

History of Cheshire, Conn., from 1694 to 1840, including Prospect, 
which, as Columbia Parish, was a part of Cheshire until 1829. Compiled 
and written by Joseph Perkins Beach. 1912. 8vo, cloth, pp. 574, illustrated. 
Table of contents, no index. Price, cloth, $4.00; special binding, $7.50. 
Address: Lady Fenwick Chapter, D. A. R, Cheshire, Conn. Checks made 
payable to Mary Brown Stoddard. 

This work is a notably good example of a town history and besides 
the excellent historical matter of its contents contains the baptismal records 
of Parson Hall and those of Parson Foot (baptisms) and the town vital 
records, births, marriages and deaths and other important vital statistics 
which for the most part are arranged alphabetically, which renders the lack 
of index immaterial. Heartily recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Anniversary History of Lehigh Valley County, Pennsylvania, and 
a Genealogical and Biographical Record of its families, by Charles Rhoads 
Roberts, Rev. John Bacr Stoudt, Rev. Thomas H. Krick and WiUiam J. 

1915.] Book Reviews. 311 

Dietrich. Quarto, 3 volumes, pp. iioi, 779+xi, 1467 +xi, illustrated, each 
volume indexed. Price, $18.00. Address: William J. Dietrich, 242 N. 6th 
St., AUentown, Pa. 

In the first volume of this exceptionally excellent work the history of 
the County and its various townships is set forth in an elaborate and con- 
vincing manner. Volumes II and III are devoted exclusively to Bio- 
fraphical and Genealogical records of the County families and contains a 
und of material which will be gratefully received by the genealogical 
public The three volumes are enriched by numerous illustrations of 
County interest and with portraits of individuals in connection with the 
biographical and genealogical data. The work is a valuable addition to 
locai Pennsylvania history, biography and genealogy. It is recommended 
to all historical and gen^ogical libraries. 

Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Virginia, by B. F. Nuckolls, of 
Galax, Va. 8vo, cloth, pp. 206, illustrated, table of contents, no name index. 
Price, cloth, $1.50; leather, $2.00. Address: author, c/o Qeveland National 
Bank, Qeveland, Tenn. 

This is a most commendable work and gives valuable information rela- 
tive to the early settlers of this portion of Virginia. Among the families 
whose history is recorded are to be found the following surnames : Asbury, 
Anderson, Bourne, Blair, Bryan, Canute, Coltrane, Comett, Cooley, Carico, 
Cox, Dow, Dickey, Dickenson, Davis, Early, Felts, Fulton, Garland, Gar- 
rison, Goodykoontz, Gwjrn, Hale, Hash, Hanks, Isom, Jones, Johnston, Kyle, 
Kenny, La Rowe, Lenoir, Lundy, McCamant, Moore, McMillan, Nuckolls, 
Oglesby, Osborne, Pendleton, Perkins, Pugh, Phipps, Phlegar, Piper, Reeves, 
Swift, Smith, Scott, Sheffy, Thomas, Vaughn, Ward, Worrell, Waugh and 
Young. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Chisolm Genealogy^ 1254-1914. Being a record of the name from 
A. D. 1254, with short sketches of allied families, by William Garnett 
Chisolm, LL.B., of No. 925 Cathedral St, Baltimore, Md., member of 
Society of Colonial Wars. Knickerbocker Press. 1914. 8vo, full morocco, 
pp. 95, including index, with frontispiece of Chisholm Arms in black and 
white on vellum paper. Privately printed. Not for sale. 

This beautifully presented volume contains exhaustive information 
relative to the origin of this old South Carolina family and gives the 
genealogical record of the emigrant ancestor and much genealogical matter 
relative to the descendants of this ancestor in America. It forms an 
authoritative basis for a complete genealogy of this family which we hope 
will appear in the future. The volume is enriched by a complete list of the 
authorities consulted in the compilation and we congratulate ourselves on 
having been presented with a copy. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

History of the Province of Pennsylvania, by Samuel Smith. Edited 
by William M. Mervine. Published by the Colonial Society of Pennsyl- 
vania. Press of J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 1913. 8vo, buckram, 
pp. 231, including index. Price, $2.50. Address: The Colonial Society of 
Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Samuel Smith, the author of the original manuscript of this volume, 
was born December 13, 1720, and died Jiily 13, 1776. He was the author 
of the History of New Jersey, published in 1765. The volume under review, 
therefore, gives a contemporaneous statement of facts relating to the 
settlement and development of Pennsylvania and is rendered the more valuable 
on account of the early atmosphere surrounding the work. Recommended 
to all historical libraries. 

Records of the Courts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1681-1697. 
Published by The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. 1910. 8vo, buckram. 

fp. 430, including index. Price, $5.00. Address: The Colonial Society of 
Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

A most valuable addition to the historical record of this old County of 
Pennsylvania. The records of this period are full of information relative 

312 Book Reviiws. [July 

to the inhabitants at that time and will be of much value as corroborative 
evidence to genealogical searchers. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Horace Ward Bailey, Vermonter, A Memorial by his friends, com- 
piled and edited by Frank L. Fish. Privately printed. 1914. Price not 
stated. Address: The Tuttle Company, 11-13 Center St, Rutland, Vt. 

A most interesting presentation of the life activities of this well known 
and honored Vermonter. It is heartily recommended to all biographical and 
genealogical libraries. 

John Cary, the Plymouth Pilgrim, by Rev. Seth C. Cary. 8vo, cloth, 
pp. 274, including index, with colored plate of Cary Arms and other illus- 
trations. 191 1. Price, $5.25. Address: author, No. 43 Moultrie St, Dor- 
chester Center, Boston, Mass. 

A most excellent presentation of the genealogical record of John Cary, 
the emigrant ancestor, and his descendants and will be welcomed by all of 
the blood. It is recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Genealogy of the Van Pelt Family, compiled by Effie M. Smith from 
Records of Family, Church, State and Nation. 8vo, cloth, pp. 251, includ- 
ing index, and colored plate of Van Pelt Arms and other illustrations. 
Chicago, 1913. Price, cloth, $5.00; half leather, $7.00. Address: Mrs. Eflfic 
M. Smith, City National Bank Bldg., Omaha, Neb. 

A valuable addition to the genealogy of this family in America, and 
as such it is heartily recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

History of the First Baptist Church, of Athol, Mass., by William 
G. Lord, and The Story of the Auxiliary Organizations, by Mary B. Lord. 
8vo, cloth, pp. 96, including index, illustrated. Price, cloth, $1.00; paper, 
75 cents. Address: William G. Lord, Athol, Mass. 

An excellent work containing much information of value to genealogists. 
Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. Charter, Constitution, By- 
laws, Officers, Committees, Members, etc. 8vo, doth, pp. 174, including index. 
Published by the Society, 1914. No price stated. Address: Society, 1300 
Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

An admirable year book, rendered the more valuable as it gives the 
main pedigrees of its members and also statement of many supplemental 
lines of descent. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Andover, Mass., The<mlogical Seminary, General Catalogue, 1808-1908. 
8vo, cloth, pp. 568. Edited by C. C. Carpenter. Price not stated. Address : 
Secretary of Seminary, Andover, Mass. 

A most excellent example of a College General Catalogue, full of 
genealogical information. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Biographical Catalogue of Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.), 1832- 
1912, compiled by John Franklin Stonecipher, Librarian of the College and 
Secretary of Alumni Association. 1913. 8vo, cloth, pp. 814, including index. 
Price, $2.50. Address: author at Easton, Pa. 

Another most valuable college catalo^e replete with genealogical in- 
formation. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Genealogical Frost Record, 1635-1906, by Charles S. Frost. 8vo, cloth, 
pp. Z7f with genealogical chart, with illustration of Frost Arms. Address: 
author, No. 105 South La Salle St, Chicago, 111. No price stated. 

An interesting compilation, giving the author's line of descent from 
Ednmnd Frost, of Cambridge, Mass., 1635. The genealogical chart also 
gives much information relative to other Frost lines springing from the same 
ancestor. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

19 1 5.] Book Reviews, 313 

Leland Stanford Junior University. Alumni Directory and Ten 
Year Book, iSpi-ipia 8vo, cloth, pp. 321, including index. No price stated. 
Address : J. E. Hewston, Superintendent, Stanford University, Cal. 

Full of genealogical information. Recommended to genealogical 

General Catalogue of the Meadville (Pa.) Theological School, 
1844-1910. Qjmpiled by Rev. Walter Cox Green, A.M., S.T.B., Librarian and 
Secretary of the Faculty. 8vo. cloth, pp. 112, including index. No price 

pp. I 
; Pa. 

stated. Address: compiler at Meadville, 

First class catalogue full of genealogical information. Recommended 
to all genealogical libraries. 

Tombstone Inscriptions in the Old Presbyterian Burying Ground 
at Greenwich, N. J., with a Historical Sketch compiled by Frank D. 
Andrews, Secretary of the Vineland (N. J.) Historical and Antiquarian 
Society. 8vo, paper, pp. 50. Price, $1.00. Address: compiler at Vineland, 
N. J. 

A most valuable contribution to the necrology of this district Recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

Major Abner Morse, Esq., of Holliston, Mass., by William Thornton 
Parker, M.D., of No. 65 Columbus Ave., Northampton, Mass. 8vo, paper, pp. 
32, illustrated. Price, 50 cents. Address: author. 

An excellent tribute to the memory of Major Morse and contains much 
genealogical information. Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Blin. a short genealogy of one line of the Blin Family descended from 
Peter Blin, the settler of Wethersfield, Conn., with a few notes on the 
Tibbits Family, by James W. Hill, of 1015 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, 111. 8vo, 
pamphlet, pp. 20. Price, $2.00. Address: author. 

An excellent record of this line of Blins. Recommended to all gene- 
alogical libraries. 

Harris Family of Virginia, 1611-1914, from data gathered and printed 
for Thomas Henry Harris, of 908 Main St., Fredericksburg, Va. 8vo, paper, 
pp. 34. Price not stated. Address: author. 

An interesting compilation giving much data relative to the Harris 
Family of Virginia and allied families. Recommended to all genealogical 

The Memoir of Thomas Addis Emmet and of Robert Emmet, by Dr. 
Thomas Addis Emmet. 8vo, cloth, 2 volumes, pp. 589+644, with index iu each 
volume and with 112 full pa^e illustrations. Published in 1915. Price, $ioxx). 
Address: Emmet Press, 16 E. 40th St, New York City. 

"A book by Doctor Thomas Addis Emmet, on the subject about which 
he is above all men most competent to write, needs no recommendation. 

"The venerable writer, now in his eighty-eighth year, has succeeded not 
only in compiling all that is most authentic about the lives of Dr. Thomas 
Addis and Robert Emmet, but also in breathing into his pages their undying 
spirit of patriotism and self-sacrifice in Ireland's cause. 

"That spirit is manifestly strong in the writer himself, and these two 
volumes, a treasure-trove of Ireland's most sacred traditions, will keep it 
alive and potent in his fellow countrymen for ages to come." 

Those of the blood as well as those interested in biography and gene- 
alogy will enthusiastically welcome this monumental contribution to the 
history of this noted Irish Family. We regard it as one of the notable 
publications of its kind of the year and congratulate the author on the 
completion of a labor of love brought to so creditable a conclusion. Recom- 
mended to all general reference, historical, biographical and genealogical 


314 Book Reviews, [July 

A Handbook History of the Town of York (Maine), 1623-1914, 
From Early Times to the Present, by Edward C. Moody. 8vo, clothi pp. 
251. Price, $1.50. Address: author, York Village, Me. 

A valuable addition to the historical information extant on this old 
Maine town. Contains much data of value to genealogists. Recommended 
to all historical and genealogical libraries. 

The Pioneer Famiues of Cleveland (Ohio), 1796-1840, by (Jertrude 
Van Rensselaer Wickham. 8vo, buckram, 2 vols., pp. 694, with index in 2nd 
volume. 1914. Price, $5.00; autograph copy, $6.00. Address: author, 1712 
E. 89th St, Cleveland, Ohio, or publishers, Burrows Brothers Co., Geveland, 

These volumes are a compendium of the history, genealogy and romance 
of this flourishing Ohio city. "All intelligent users of books will be happy 
in the splendid index of these two volumes, which experts consider complete. 

"The index of 51 pages is divided into five parts: Pioneer families; 
general index; all cities and towns mentioned; soldiers and patriots of the 
Revolutionary War; maps." 

The volumes are replete with genealogical data and will be found an 
important mine of information for genealogists, as it would seem that the 
pioneer families of that city have been fully canvassed. Recommended to 
all historical, genealogical and general reference libraries. 

History and Reminiscences of Lower Wall Street and Vicinity, \xj 
Abram Wakeman. Svo, cloth, pp. 216, table of contents, no index, illustrated. 
1914. Price, $2.00. Address: publishers, The Spice Mill Publishing Co., 
97 Water St., Mew York City. 

A most interesting and valuable contribution to the local history of 
New York City. Recommended to historical and general reference libraries. 

Spencer Fullerton Baird, a Biography, by William Healey Dall, A.M., 
D.Sc. Svo, cloth, pp. 462, including index, with 19 illustrations. Price, $3.50 
net. 1915. Address: publishers, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, Pa. 

"Natural Histor]^ in America is most of all indebted to two remarkable 
men. Professor Louis Agassiz and Professor Spencer F. Baird. 

"Their activities in a public sense in this country began about the same 
time, Agassiz, the enthusiastic, inspiring teacher, and iBaird, the efficient, hard 
working and lovable organizer, complemented each other. 

"Professor Baird was a bom naturalist and organizer of methods and 
men. His biography is not a history of explorations nor a record of technical 
investigations; but an account of the life and relation to them of a singularly 
eminent, able, efficient and modest devotee of the natural sciences. 

"Apart from the scientific side of the activities it endeavors to make the 
reader acquainted with the characteristics of a pure and lovable leader of 
men to whose modesty and self-sacrifice the country owes a debt which is 
still appreciated only by a select few." 

Recommended to general reference and historical and biographical libra- 

Chronicles of Erthig on the Dyke, by Albinia Lu<y Cust (Mrs. 
Wherry). Svo, cloth, 2 vols., pp. 361+348, including index m 2nd volume 
with some 33 full-page illustrations. Price, $7.50 net, postage extra. 1914. 
Address: John Lane Company, Publishers, 1 16-120 W. 32d St, New York 

It is difficult within the space of a formal review to do credit to the 
manifest merits of this excellent work. It contains chapters on Erthig on the 
Dyke; on John Meller and the Meller Family; Simon Yorke, the first of 
Erthig; Philip Yorke, the first of Erthig, and Simon Yorke, the second of 
Erthig. The volumes are replete with valuable genealogical data and inter- 
esting historical notes and the volumes are heartily recommended to genealog- 
ical and historical societies. 

The Centennial Celebration of the Foundation of the University of 
Maryland. Svo, buckram, pp. 267. Edited by John C Hemmetcr, M.D., 

IQIS-] Book Reviews, 315 

Phil.D., LL.D., 1908. No price stated. Address : Librarian of the University, 
Baltimore, Md. 

A most interesting volume giving an account of the ceremonies, events 
and transactions of this celebration. 

History op the Ladds and the Descendants of Mordica Ladd to 1915. 
Chart. Compiled by Earl C L. Van Wert, No price stated. Address: 
compiler, Valhalla, N. Y. 

This chart gives the ancestry of Mordica Ladd and his descendants for 
four generations. Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

Days and Ways in Old Boston. Edited by William S. Rossiter. 8vo, 
boards, pp. 144, illustrated with 51 views of Boston. 191 5. Price, 50c., post- 
age extra. Address: publishers, R. H. Steams & Co., Boston, Mass. 

A most interesting volume, full of charming sketches by such contributors 
as William S. Rossiter; Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Frank H. Forbes; 
Maud Howe Elliott ; Robert Lincoln O'Brien ; Heloise E. Hersey ; Walter K. 
Watkins, and Francis R. Hart Recommended to historical libraries. 

By-Gone Days in Ponsett-Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. A 
story bv Rev. William C. Knowles, Rector of St. James Church, Ponsett. 
Privately printed. New York, 19 14. 8vo, cloth, pp. 65, including index, 2 
maps, rrice not stated. Address : author, Higganum, Conn. 

An interesting contribution to the local history of this section, containing 
also valuable genealogical information. Recommended to historical and 
genealogical libraries. 

In Ancient Albemarle, by Catherine Albertson. Published by the North 
Carolina Society Daughters of the Revolution. 1914. 8vo, cloth, pp. 170, 
illustrated from drawings by Mabel Pugh. Price, $1.25. Address: author, 
No. 209 West Church St, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

A valuable contribution to the local history of this section of North 
Carolina. Recommended to historical libraries. 

NoRTHRUP Genealogy, 1637-1914. A History of the Ancestors and De- 
scendants of William Northrup, an early settler in the Town of Mason- 
ville, N. Y., bv George Qark Northrup, of No. 256 North Broad St., Eliza- 
beth, N. J. 8vo, paper, pp. 16. Limited edition of 50 copies for private 
circulation. No price stated. Address: author. 

A valuable compilation giving partial record of the descendants of 
William Northrup to the 9th generation, inclusive. Recommended to all 
genealogical libraries. 

Some op the Descendants of Balthaser and Susanna Philip- 
PINA Loesch. Palatines from Gernsheim, near Worms, Germany, with his- 
torical notes by William W. Lesh (Loesch), of Newport, Perry Co., Pa. 
8vo, paper, pp. 47. No index, with portrait of author and cut of Loesch 
Arms. Price, i copy, $1.00; 2 copies, $1.50. Address: author, 834 Vamum 
St, N. W., Washington, D. C. 

An excellent compilation recommended to genealogical libraries. 

Gresham. Biographical and Historical Sketches of the Greshams of 
America and Across the Seas. Compiled by Alexander Taylor Strange. 
1013. 8vo, paper, pp. 53. Price not stated. Address: compiler, Hillsboro, 


Full of valuable information relative to the Gresham Family. Recom- 
mended to genealogical libraries. 

Strange. Biographical and Historical Sketches of the Stranges of 
America and Across the Seas. Compiled by Alexander Taylor Strange. 
1911. 8vo, paper, pp. 137+viii. Price not stated. Address: author, Hills- 
boro, 111. 

3l6 Bock Reviews, [July 

A valuable contribution to the Strange Family history, with much genea- 
logical information therein. Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

Magna Charta Barons and Their Descendants, with the story of the 
great Charter of King John; sketches of the celebrated twenty-five sureties 
for its observance, and their lineal descents from them of the members of 
the Baronial Order of Runnemede, by Charles H. Browning, Genealogist to 
the Baronial Order. Quarto, buckram, pp. 366, including index, illustrated. 
Issued 191 4 under the auspices of the Publication Committee of the Baronial 
Order, John B. Cements, Charles Marshall, Joseph A. Steinmetz. Price, 
$20.00. Address: John B. Cement, Keeper of the Purse, Baronial Order 
of Runnemede, No. j8oi Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

This beautifully presented volume contains chapters on the Story of the 
Magna Charta; A Statement of the Contents of the Charta; List of 
Magna Charta Barons ; Memoirs of the Magna Charta Sureties with pedigree 
of each ; Statutes of the Baronial Order of Runnemede, and finally, from page 
147 to end of volume, page 347 ^200 pages), the Pedigrees of Members of 
the Baronial Order of Runnemede. 

It is the latter section of the volume that renders it unique and valuable 
to genealogists, wherein the pedigrees of the members of this order are 
given in full back to the Magna Charta Baron ancestor, thus establishing 
many lines of ascent heretofore not published. It is presumed that the 

?:enealogist of the order has amongst the archives of the Society the vital 
acts relative to each generation of the pedigrees published. These vital 
facts are not published in the volume, the mere line being sketched back 
to Magna Charta ancestor. The historical matter of the volume is excellent 
and we heartily recommend it to all general reference, historical and genea- 
logical libraries. 

History of Scranton, Pa., and Its People, by Col. Frederick L. Hitch- 
cock, Attorney at Law, late Col. U. S. V., War 1801-65. Quarto, half moroc- 
co, 2 vols., pp. 532+6951 illustrated. Index in 2nd volume. Published by 
the Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 265 Broadway, N. Y. City. 1914. Price, 
$25.00. Address: publishers. 

This is another of the excellent series of publications of the Lewis His- 
torical Publishing Co. The first volume is devoted to the history of the 
City of Scranton and is full and complete in its details. The second volume is 
devoted exclusively to biographical sketches of those prominent in the affairs 
of the city and will be of value to genealogists and historians. Recom- 
mended to all general reference and genealogical libraries. 

Cumberland Lay Subsidy: Being the account of a fifteenth and tenth 
collected 6th Edward III. Edited by Col. J. P. Steel, F. R. G. S., late of the 
Royal Engineers. 1912. 8vo, paper, pp. 89, including index. Address : author, 
31 Nevern Square, London, Eng. Price, 3s. 6d. net. 

'This volume contains particulars of the account of Robert de Barton 
and Cement de Skelton, the Commissioners appointed by the Crown for 
the raising of a subsidy of a fifteenth and a tenth granted to the King, 
Edward III., by the laity of Cumberland in the 6th year of his reign." 
Recommended to genealogical libraries. 

Feet of Fines, Cumberland, during the reign of Henry VIII. Extracted 
from the Public Records by Colonel J. P. Steel, F. R. G. S. Printed for 
private circulation. London. 8vo, paper, pp. 19. 

"The existence of an almost unbroken series of Records for the trans- 
fer of land, from the reign of Richard I. to the year 1834, should be more 
generally known than it is, but it is scarcely too much to assert that even 
among otherwise well-informed people the most complete ignorance prevails 
on the subject." Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Wills of the Family of Benn and Others, in that part of Cumberland 
formerly known as the Copeland Deanery of the Archdeaconry of Richmond, 

191 SJ ^o<^^ Reviews, 317 

Yorkshire. Proved at Richmondj Yorkshire, between the years 1574 and 
1677, now preserved in the Principal Registry at Somerset House, and ab- 
stracted at various times from 1894 to 19 12. G>mpiled and published by 
J. P. Steel, 31 Nevem Square, London, Eng. 1913. Price, J4 crown. Ad- 
dress: publi^er. 8vo, paper, pp. 2j, including index. 

A valuable aid to genealogists who seek information from this locality. 
Recommended to all genealogical libraries. 

Lewis Institute (Madison and Robey Sts., Chicago, 111.), Bulletins, 
1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 191 1, 1913. Alumni numbers, 8vo, paper, pp. 38, 100, 
93, 79, "8, 75. 

Holy Cross College (Worcester, Mass.) Bulletins. Alumni Number 
1909, Directory and Decennial Record of Alumni. 8vo, paper, pp. 116. 

Earlham (College (Richmond, Ind.) Bulletins. Alumni Triennial, 
June, 1910, pp. 108. Alumni Triennial, 1862-1913, pp. 99. 

Alumni Directory of the University of Chicago, III. 1913. 8vo, paper, 
pp. 406. 

General Catalogue, Mc(3qrmick Thechxxsical Seminary of the Pres- 
byterian Church, No. 2330 North Halsted St, Chicago, 111. (jeneral (Cata- 
logue, 1830-1912. 8vo, paper, pp. 242. 

McGnx University, Montreal, Canada. Directory of Graduates cor- 
rected to July, 1913. 8vo, paper, pp. 381. 

Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, Calendar Register of Alunmae 
and Former Students. 191 5. Compiled by Isabel Maddison, B. Sc, Ph. D. 
8vo, paper, pp. 336. Price, 50 cents. Address: Secretary of College, Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. 

Bulletin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Register of 
Graduates, March, 191 1. 8vo, paper, pp. 344. 

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) Alumni Bulletin, 
1914. 8vo, paper, pp. 76. 

Baylor University (Waco, Texas) Bulletin Alumni Directory, 1854- 
1914, 8vo, paper, pp. 96. 

Historical Catalogue of the Students of Kalamazoo (Michigan) 
College and Kalamazoo Theological Seminary, 1851-1902. 8vo, paper, pp. 
99, and Bulletin, December, 1913, giving Alumni up to Qass of 1914. 8vo, 
paper, pp. 39. 

University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) Alumni Catalogue, Febru- 
ary, 1914. 8vo, paper, pp. 175. 

University of Califo&nla (Bersxley, Cal.) Directory of Ckraduates, 
1864-1910. 8vo, paper, pp. 268. 

Rec(»ds of the Graduates, Acadla College, Acadla University, Wolf- 
ville, Nova Scotia, 1843-1908. 8vo, paper, pp. 192. 

Alumni Directory of the University of Maine, 1914. 8vo, paper, 

pp. 102. 

Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, Pa.) Catalogue of 
Officers and Students, 1787-1903. 8vo, paper, pp. 224. 

General Catalogue of the Centre (College of Kentucky, Danville, Ky. 
1890. 8vo, paper, pp. 260+55. 

Marietta (College (Marietta, Ohio) General Catalogue, 1835-1901. 8vo, 
paper, pp. 163. 

All of the above described College (Catalogues are of much value to 
genealogists, as the vital facts therein published relative to their respective 
alumni often furnish information not to be obtained elsewhere. Recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

3 1 8 Accessions to the Library, [July 

Old Deep River, Town of Saybrook, Conn. An address delivered there 
by Frank T. Mather for the benefit of the Library Association ; giving a true 
account of the origin and early growth of a typical New England village. 
8vo, paper, pp. 34. Address: Deep River Public Library, Deep River, G>nn. 
No price stated. 

An interesting essay full of personal recollections of this town. Recom- 
mended to all genealogical libraries. 

Stiegel Glass, by Frederick William Hunter, A. M. Quarto, buckram, 
pp. 272, including index, illustrated with twelve plates in color from auto- 
chromes by J. B. Kerfoot and with one hundred and fifty-nine half-tones. 
Published 1914 by Houghton, Mifflin Company, Riverside Press, Cambridge, 
Mass. Price, $10.00. Address: publishers, 4 Park Street, Boston, Mass., or 
16 E. 40th St., New York City. 

This beautiful volume gives a comprehensive biography of "Baron" 
Henry William Stiegel, the founder of this well-known glass industry of 
Pennsylvania, embodying much information relative to the genealogy of his 
family. The history of the origin and growth of the industry is compre- 
hensively and sequentially set forth and the work is enriched by illustra- 
tions in color and in half-tone of manv of the principal productions of this 
well-known industry. The volume will be welcomed by students and amateurs 
of the glass industry and it is heartily recommended to all general reference 
libraries. The publishers are to be congratulated on the artistic presentation 
of the volume. 

March /, /p/f, to June /, /p/j. 


Bound Volumes, 
Akerly, Lucy Dubois— Social Register, 191 3. 
Albertson, Catherine — In Ancient Albemarle. 
Andover Theological Semmary, Catalogue 1 808-1908; Bulletins. 
*Bacon, William Plumb — Biog. Catalogues of Yale College. 
Baldwin, Thomas W. — Bacon Genealogy. 
Bamford, Mrs. £. M.— SmulTs Handbook Legislature of Pa. 
Cary, Rev. Seth C— Cary Genealogy. 
Chisolm, William Garnett—Chisolm Genealogy. 
Clement, John B.— Magna Charta Barons. 
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania— Year Book, 1914; Records of Courts of 

Chester Co., Pa. 1681-1697; History of the Province of Pennsylvania. 
Dietrich, William J.— Historv of Lehigh Co., Pa. Vols. MIL 
Draper, T. Wain- Morgan— Drapers in America, 1620-1892. 
Hells, Nettie Barnum — Conn. State Register and Manual 1914. 
Emmet Press — Thomas Addis Emmet and Robert Emmet, Vols. I. H. 
Fisher, Ida E. — Bryant Genealogy. 
Frost, Charles S.— Frost Record, 1635-1906. 
Goodenow, Mrs. Lucy B.— Brett Genealogy. 
Hicks, Minnie Helen — Stearns Family; Hicks Family. 

Iunge, Rev. William T.— History of St. Matthews Luth. Church, N. Y. City, 
snowies. Rev. William C— By Gone Days in Ponsett-Haddam, Conn. 
Lady Fen wick Chapter, D. A. R. — History of Cheshire, Conn. 1694-1840. 
Lafayette College— Catalogue 1832 19 12. 

Lee, Sarah Fiske— History of New Ipswich, N. H., 1735-1914. 
♦Leggett, Edward H.— Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Index to Wills and 

Letters of Administration. 
Leland Stamford lunior Univ. — Alumni Directory, 1891-1910. 
Lewis Historical Publishing Co. — History of Scranton, Pa. Vols. I. II. 

* Corresponding Members. 

1915*] Accessions to the Library. 31Q 

Library of Congress — Calendar of Correspondence of George Washington, 

Vols. 1-1 V. 
Lippincott, J. B. Co.— Biography of Spencer Fullerton Baird. 
Lord, William C— History ot ist Bapt. Church, Athol, Mass. 
McClure, lames A. — McCiure Family. 
McNary, Joseph Kea — McNary Family. 
Meadville Theological School— Catalogue, 1844-1910. 
Monnette, Orra E. — Year Book, Soc. of Colonial Wars, State of Cal. 1915. 
Moody, Edward C. — History of York, Me. 1623-1914. 
Murray, William H. — Van Pelt Genealogy. 
Nuckolls, B. F.— Pioneer Settlers of Grayson Co. Va. 
Stearns, R. H. & Co.— Days and Ways in Old Boston 
The Tuttle Co.— Memorial of Horace Ward Bailey. 
Totten, John R.— Medical Directory of N. Y., N. J., & Conn. 1913; Phi 

Alplia Sigma Medical Fraternity Year Book. 
University of Maryland— Centennial Celebration. 

University of the State of N. Y.— Public Papers of George Clinton, Vol. X. 
Wakeman, Abram— History of Lower Wall St. and Vicinity. 
Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude V. R. — Pioneer Families of Cleveland, Vols. L IL 
Wherry, Mrs. — Chronicles of Erthig on the Dyke, Vols. L IL 
Young, Mrs. Wm. J. Jr. — Ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul. 

Acadia University— Records of the Graduates, 1843-1908. 
Amherst College Library— Records of Graduates and Non-Graduates. 
Andrews, Frank D. — Tombstone Inscriptions, Presby. Burying Ground, 

Greenwich, N. J. 
Bates, Onward— Bates Family of Virginia and Missouri. 
Bryn Mawr College— Catalogue. 
Centre College of Kentucky— Catalogue 1825-1800. 
*Cope, Gilbert— Bulletins, Chester Co. Historical Society. 
Davis, Fellowes— Davis Family. 

Deep River Public Library — History of Old Deep River, Conn. 
Dodd, Henry M.— Supplement to Read Genealogies. 
Franklin & Marshall College— Catalogue, 1787-1903. 
Harris, Thomas Henry — Harris Family of Virginia, 1611-1914 
Hill. James W.— Blin Genealogy. 
Illinois State Normal Univ.— Register 1860-1912. 
Lesh, William W. — Loesch Genealogy. 
Lewis Institute — Bulletins. 
Louisiana State Univ.— Alumni Bulletin. 

McCormick Theological Seminary— General Catalogue, 1830-1912. 
McGill University— Directory of Graduates. 
Maffett, George West— Mottatana Bulletin 
Maine Hist. Society— Proceedings, 1913-1914. 
Marietta College— General Catalogue, 1835-1901. 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Bulletin. 
Mississippi Valley Hist Assn.— Collections, Vol. VII. 
Northrup, G. C. — Northrup Genealogy. 
Parker, Dr. William Thornton— Maj. Abner Morse; Parker & Morse 

Families, 1585-1915. 
Schenectady Co. Hist. Society— Year Book, 19V3-U. 
Society of Mayflower Descendants — Bulletin, No. 4. 

Sons of the Revolution, State of Cal. — Memoir of Francis Marion Lemmon. 
Strange, A, T.— Gresham Family; Strange Family. 
Suffolk Co. Hist. Society— Year Book, I9i4-i9'5- 
Totten, John R.— American College of Surgeons, 1913-14; Graduates, U. S. 

M. A. 1913; 191 4; Official Register, 19 14. 
University of California— Directory of Graduates, 1864-1910. 
University of Chicago — Alumni Directory. 
University of Kansas — Bulletin. 

^^Corresponding Members. 

320 Accessions to the Library. [July. 1915 

University of Maine — Alumni Directory. 

Waters, Elizabeth K.— Waters Family. 

♦Worden, Mrs. Dora P. — History of First Church of Christ, Ithaca, N. Y. 

*Cope, Gilbert — Notes on the change of the Calendar subsequent to 1752; 

Ancestral chart of Gilbert Cope and his wife. 
Drake, Victor Monroe — Tombstone Inscriptions in the Pine Hill Cemetery, 

Middletown, Conn.; Old Cemetery, at Milford Pa. 
Hawes, Rebecca Williams — Genealogy of Abraham & Zerviah (Ricketson) 

Hillman, Eduardo Haviland— Principal Freeholders and Inhabitants of 

Queens Co., N. Y. in 1702. 
*Luckhurst, Mrs. Charlotte Taylor — Dutch Church Members of Schenectady, 

N. Y. 1694-1839. 
Thomas, Douglas H.— Pedigree Chart of Robert Brooke. 
Van Wert, E. C— History of the Ladds, chart. 
Woodruff, Dr. Caldwell—Pedigree of Douglas de Forest Woodruff. 
* Worden, Mrs. Dora P. — Inscriptions from the Burial Grounds of Old Danby, 

Tompkins Co., N. Y.; Marion Family; Mitchell Family, East Ithaca, N. 

Y.; Morris Chapel, Caroline, N. Y.; Brookton, N. Y. 
Records of the ist Presbyterian Church of Troy and Vol. I. of the ist 

Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 
Records of the ist Presbyterian Church at Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., 

N. Y.. Vol. II. 
Records of the Second St Presbyterian Church in the City of Troy, 

Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 


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Berkshire Wills. 

Cambridge, Mass. Vital Records. 
Chancery Proceedings, Vols. I-III. 
Connecticut Hist. Society Publications, Vol. XV. 
Harris Family, 1656-1883. 
Heath, Mass., Vital Records. 
History of Ashfield, Mass. 
History of Needham, Mass. 
History of Perry Co., Pa. 
Illinois State Normal University. 
Holland Society Year Book, 19 15. 
Inventory of Amer. Religions History. 

{ournal of American History Index, 
jchfield. Eng., Wills. 
N. H. State Papers, 19 vols. 
New Haven Hist. Society Papers, Vol. VIII. 
Northamptonshire & Rutland Wills. 
Royalist Composition Papers 
Shirley Uplands & Intervales. 
Signet Bills & Privy Seals. 
Standish Family. 
Univ. of Illinois Alumni Record. 
Westford, Mass. Viul Records. 
Wright-Chamberlin Genealogy. 

American Genealogy. 
Gardner & Gardiner Families. 
Harewood, Co. York, Part I. Register. 
Registers of Durston, Ca Somerset. 
Registers of St. Michael Church, Co. Somerset 
Registers of Denchworth, Co. Berks. 

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Nrw York Mahhiage Licenses. Cootnbuted hy Robert H* Kelby, 
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Genealogical Notes on a very Old New Vork Family ahi> Some 
OP ITS Branches, Contributed by Richard Schermerliom, Jr. 

ThacmeR'Thatcbek Genealogy. By Johu R, Tottcn. (Continueci 

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Richard Higgihs op Plymooth and Eastham, Mass., and Piscat- 
AWAY, N. J., AND So«E OF His DESCENDANTS* Compiled by Orra 
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Early Settlers of West Farms. WEiSTCHESTER County* N. Y, 
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By Hopper Striker Mott. 

This Society has lost a valued member in the person of George 
Clinton Batcheller, who died at his home, No. 237 West 72nd 
Street, on Monday, Jan. 25, 191 5, in his 8ist year. He had just 
completed arran^fements to go to Palm Beach to spend the wipter. 

Of a distinguished Colonial family, Mr. Batcheller was born at 
Grafton, Mass., Sept. 27, 1834. He descended from Hon. Joseph 
Batcheller of Canterbury, England, who emigrated to America in 
1636 with his wife Elizabeth, one child and three servants, and 
brothers Henry and John, settling first at Salem and later at 
Wenham. He was the first representative from that town to the 
General Court in Boston in 1644. He died in 1647. 

John Batcheller, the son, bap. in the First Church in Salem, 
Jan. 20, 1638; m. (i) July 12, 1661, Mary Dennis, d. June 26, 1665; 
m. (2) May 4, 1666, Sarah Goodale, dau. of Robert of Salem; d. 
March 22, 1729. He was one of the jury that tried the famous 
witchcraft cases in Salem. His will dated Dec. 16, 1698, is of 
record in Old Series Book 6, April, 1667, to Dec, 1699, vol. 306, 
p. 141, Essex Co., Mass. His ninth child was 

David Batcheller, b. at Wenham, Mass., 1673; m. May 7, 1709, 
Susanna Whipple of Ipswich; d. June 13, 1764. He served as 
Town Clerk from 1744 to 1748. His will was probated at Ipswich, 
March 11, 1766. 

Capt. Abraham Batcheller, their son, b. at Wenham, June 5, 
1722; m. May 15, 1751, Sarah Newton of Westboro, to which 
town he removed. Soon after his marriage he removed to Sutton 
where their eight children grew up. In 1763 he was elected 
Selectman as "Abraham Batcheller. The following year he held 
the same office and was called " Ensign Abraham,'* as he was in 
1765 and 1766. In the year 1773 as a member of the Selectmen 
he was called ** Lieut. Abraham " and the same in 1782, and in 
later records he is referred to as Capt. Abraham. He died Jan. 31, 
18 13. The will is on file in the Worcester Probate Office. One 
of his sons was 

Abner Batcheller, who was bom at Sutton, Sept. i, 1755; m. 
Feb. 22, 1 78 1, Prudence Leland, b. Aug. 8, 1759, dau. Moses and 


322 George Clinton BaUheller. [Oct 

Mrs. Abigail (Robbins) Leland; d. 1827. He served in Col. 
Ebenezer Learned 's company that marched from Sutton on the 
alarm to Concord, April 19, 1775, and also took part in the move- 
ment on Dorchester Heights, March 4, 1776, which resulted in the 
hasty evacuation of Boston. 

Moses Batchelier, a son, was bom at Sutton, Nov. 22, 1784; 
m. (i) April 18, 1802, Rachel Wakefield, b. June 12, 1777, dau. 

Jonathan, Jr.; m. (2) Jan. 7, 1807, Polly Chase, b. Jan. 25, 1791; d. 
an. 16, 1871. At the age of 14 he went to Boston, enlisted in 
the U. S. Navy, and was assigned as cabin boy to the Frigate 
Constitution^ then in command of Capt. Isaac Hull. After serving 
his time he returned to Sutton and became a manufacturer of 
scythes in which business he continued during life, with plants at 
Grafton, Mass., and Burrillville, R. I. Aquilla Chase, the ancestor 
of Mrs. Batchelier, was a mariner and came from Cornwall, Eng- 
land, in 1640, to Hampton, N. H. He removed to Newbury, 
Mass., where he d. in 1670. Moses Batchelier d. Nov. 2, 1864, at 
Grafton. His first son and second child was named 

Moses Leland Batchelier and was born Dec. 3, 1809. He m. 
thepe Nov. 13, 1833, Sarah Ann Phillips, b. July 19, 1813, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Sally Leathe. He entered his father's business. 
His wife was a descendant of Rev. George Phillips, who came from 
Norfolk, England, in 1630. Her grandfather Ebenezer Phillips 
enlisted April 24, 1775, ^"^ served as a sergeant in Capt. Luke 
Drury's company and was at the battle of Bunker Hill under the 
immediate command of Gen. Warren. 

George Clinton Batchelier, their first child and the subject of 
this biography, received his early education at the local grammar 
school and graduated from the Barre Academy, Vermont, in 1855. 
The College of William and Mary conferred the degree of LL.D. 
upon him in 1907 and the Ohio Northern University that of L.H.D. 
in 1913. His business career started in 1855 in the dry goods 
house of Turner, Wilson & Co. of Boston, with which firm he re- 
mained until 1857 when he became a member of the firm of 
Nichols & Batchelier. In 1865 he organized Langdon, Batchelier 
& Co., now George C. Batchelier & Co. with factories at Bridgeport, 
Conn., and Newark, N. J., and employing more than 2000 persons. 
He was president of this company and of the Crown Corset Co., 
the Connecticut Clasp Co., and the Crown Paper Box Co. of 
Bridgeport. He was also President of the Board of Trustees of 
St. Andrew's Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, from which 
church his funeral took place on January 27th. 

Mr. Batchelier was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, of 
the New England Society, the Merchants' Association, the Biblio- 
phile Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society 
which he joined on Jan. 17, 1910, and the American Flag Associa- 
tion. He was a charter member of the American Flag House and 
Betsy Ross Memorial Association and a Governor of the Society 
of Founders and Patriots of America. He was likewise a Son of 
the American Revolution, a member of the Washington Contin- 
ental Guard, of John A. Dix Post, G. A. R. the West End Associa- 

19 1 5.] George Clinton Batcheller. 323 

tion and Ye Olde Settlers of Ye West Side. One of the last pub- 
lic functions he attended was the dinner of the latter society at the 
Hotel Majestic a few days prior to his decease. A lover of art 
he also had a literary turn of mind and devoted many leisure 
hours to his library which contained miscellaneous and standard 
works by the best authors. His clubs were the Union League, 
Republican, Lotus, Patria and Merchants* in this City and the Pil- 
grims and American Universities in London. He is survived by 
his second wife, who was Miss Truene Ruth Geddes of Boston. 

The following memorial prepared by A. Otis Walker Esq., was 
unanimously adopted by the West End Association at its meeting 
held on February i, 191 5 : 

**Again death has invaded our ranks and removed from 
our companionship an old and respected member of this 
Association. George Clinton Batcheller died at his home 
in the City of New York on January 25th, 191 5, after an 
illness of a single day, at the ripe age of eighty years. It 
had been my good fortune to know Mr. Batcheller for 
over twenty years, and during that oeriod I learned to 
admire his many sterling equalities, (doming of old New 
England stock, his entire life has been spent in mercan- 
tile pursuits in which he achieved marked success. He 
was much interested in patriotic work and belonged to a 
number of patriotic societies. One of his principal 
achievements in that direction was the purchase and pre- 
sentation to a patriotic society of the Betsy Ross house 
in Philadelphia, where the first American flag was made. 
His hobby was the purchase of rare books, of which he 
had a large and valuable collection. An entire story of 
his residence on West 72nd Street was used to house 
this collection, and it was indeed a pleasure to wander 
among these books, as I have done in company with the 
owner, and listen to his comments upon them. Mr. 
Batcheller was a man whose appearance indicated youth- 
• fulness rather than age. He had the characteristics of a 
man of sixty, rather than those of an octogenarian. In 
his relations with his fellow men his manner was marked 
by geniality rare in men of his age, and his cheery smile 
was always in evidence. He had been a member of this 
Association for thirty-one years and for many years had 
been chairman of its Finance Committee. From month 
to month he was accustomed to be with us at the meet- 
ings of the Executive Committee, where his suggestions 
were always listened to with great respect, and where his 
presence was a source of pleasure to us all. We shall 
miss him in the future councils of that Committee as will 
the members of this Association at its monthly meetings. 
To his young wife we tender our sympathy and remind 
her that her husband has left behind him an honored 
name, which will be to her a goodly heritage." 

324 Jo^^ Denison Champlin, [Oct 


By John Denison Champlin, Jr. 

John Denison Champlin was born m Stonington, Conn^ Jan. 
29, 18^4, and died in New York Citv, Jan. 8, 1915. He was the 
son of John Denison Champlin and Sylvia Bostwick. He mar- 
ried at Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 8, 1873, Pranka E. Colvocoresses, 
daughter of Capt. George M. Colvocoresses, United States Navy. 

Mr. Champlin was the direct descendant of: 

1. Geoffrey, Teoffrey or Jeffrey Champlim, who was of the 
Island of Aquianeck, now Rhode Island, in 1638. He settled first 
at Pocasset (Portsmouth), on the north end of the island, but 
removed the next year to Newport, at the south end. He was 
admitted an inhabitant of the island the 24th of the nth month, 
1638, and a freeman, Sept. 14, 1640. In 1661 he removed, with 
many others, to Misquamacut (Westerly), in the Narragansett 
country, but returned to Newport in 1675-6, during King Philip's 
War, and possibly died there. He is mentioned in 1695, by his 
son Jeffrey in a deed as •* my deceased father." GeoflErey Champlin 
married, probably in Newport, previous to 1650, but the name of 
his wife has not been preserved. He had, so far as is known, but 
three children, all of whom left descendants. 

i. Jeffrey, b. about 1650; d. Kingstown, R. I., in 1715. 
He was the ancestor of Commodore Stephen Champ- 
lin, U. S. N., and of Dr. James Tift Champlin, Presi- 
dent of Colby University. 
2 ii. William, b. in 1654; d. at Westerly, R. I., Dec. i, 1715. 
iii. Christopher, b. about 1656; d. at Westerly, April 2, 
1732. He was the ancestor of George Champlin, 
member of the Continental Congress, and of Chris- 
topher Grant Champlin, U. S. Senator of Rhode 
Island, in 1809. 

2. WitMAM Champlin, born in 1654; married about 1674, Mary 

Babcock, dau. of Capt. James and Sarah ( ) Babcock of 

Westerly. He was twenty-one years old in 1675, when King 
Philip's War broke out. With other young men of the neighbor- 
hood he at once volunteered and served in the several campaigns, 
both in Narragansett and elsewhere. Though we have no docu- 
mentary proof of it, he probably took part m the Great Swamp 
fight in December, 1675, as he was one of the 185 volunteers who 
received in 1696 from the General Court of Connecticut, for 
services in the war, the grant of six miles square, comprised in 
the present town of Voluntown. 

He was admitted a freeman at Westerly, Oct. 17, 1679. 
In 1683-4 he is recorded a juryman; in 1684-5 a member of 
the Town Council, and in 1687, when the name of Westerly was 

■j/tr^ BjO^^-^^^ 

I915O Jo^*^ Deniscn Champlin, 325 

changed to Haversham by Sir Edmond Andros, was appointed 
with John Maxon, to go to Boston to "present a petition to his 
excellency for a towne Charter and to prossecute the same." In 
1690 he is called Captain and was chosen one of the Deputies to 
represent Westerly in the first General Assembly summoned 
after Andros' deposition. From this time to 17 12 he is recorded 
as a moderator of nearly every Town Meeting and as Deputy to 
the General Assembly at nearly everjr session, in all twenty-three 
times. In 1699 he was one of the six Commissioners for Rhode 
Island to confer with the Commissioners of Connecticut in 
reference to the settlement of the boundary line between the 
two colonies. 

Captain William Champlin died at Westerly, Dec. i, 17 15, 
in his sixty-second year, and was buried in the family burial 
ground about four miles from Westerly, where his tombstone 
still remains. Mrs. Mary (Babcock) Champlin, his widow, died 
intestate at Westerly in the spring of 1747, aged about ninety-two 
years. The inventory of her personal estate amounted to ;^5o8-i3. 
They had three children: 

i. Mary, b. in 1675; m. in 1700, John Babcock, of John 
and Mary (Lawton) Babcock. 

3 ii. William, b. 1677; m. Jan. 18, 1700, Mary Clarke, of 

Joseph and Bethiah'( Hubbard) Clarke, 
iii. Ann, b. in 1678-9; m. Tan. 19, 1698-9, Samuel Clarke, 
of Joseph and Bethiah (Hubbard) Clarke. 

3. William Champlin, married Jan. 18, 1700, Mary, daughter of 
Joseph and Bethiah (Hubbard) Clarke of Westerly. He was a 
Justice in Westerly and held other offices. He represented the 
town in the General Assembly in 1728, 1731 and 1732. He was a 
large landholder. He died in 1746. His will is dated Aug. 3, 
1746; executor, son William; inventory of personal estate, Dec. 29, 
1 746-7, ;^82 1-4-9. Mrs. Mary (Clarke) Champlin, bom in Westerly, 
Dec. 27, 1780; died there in 1760. She was the granddaughter of 
Joseph Clarke of Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, and grandniece 
of Dr. John Clarke, one of the principal founders of Rhode Island, 
several time Deputy Governor, and long the Colony's agent in 
London, through whose efforts the Charter of 1663 was obtained 
from Charles II. All their children were bom in Westerly. The 
first two are of record, the others are given in the order of 
mention in William's will: 

4 i. William, b. May 31, 1702; m. Nov. i, 1721, Sarah 


ii. Jeffrey, b. March 6, 1704; m. 1724, Mary Maxon, of 
Joseph and Tacy (Burdick) Maxon. 

iii. Joseph, b. about 1706; m. 1730, Deborah Burdick, of 
Samuel and Mary ( ) Burdick. 

iv. Samuel, b. about 1708; m. 1735, Prudence Thompson, 

of Capt. Isaac and Mary (Holmes) Thompson. 
V. Joshua, b. about 17 10; m. June 11, 1730, Bridget Thomp- 
son, of Capt. Isaac and Mary (Holmes) Thompson. 


326 John DiHison Champlin. [Oct 

▼i. James, b. about 171a; m. Jan. 15, 1 734-5* Prudence 

Hallam, of Amos and Phoebe (Greenman) Hallam. 
vii. Susanna, b. about 17 14; m. Nov. x, 1742, Samuel 
Stanton, of Samuel and Lois (Cobb) Stanton. 

4. William Champlin. b. May 31, 170a; m. Nov. i, lyai, Sarah 
Thompson, daughter of Captain Isaac and Mary Holmes Thomp- 
son of Westerly. He held various town offices and in 1734-6 was 
Ensign of the ist Co. of Westerly Infantry. He represented 
Westerly in the General Assembly in 1741 and 174a. He died in 
Westerly, April 14, 1774; will dated Feb. 15, 1774. Mrs. Sarah 
(Thompson) Champlin, born in Westerly, March 3, 1703, died 
there. Children: 

i. Mary, b. July 13, i7aa; m. Aug. 9, 1738, Joseph Stan- 
ton, of Joseph and Esther (Gathsrp) Stanton, 
ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 6, 17 a4; m. 1744, Hannah Gardner, of 

Henry and ( ) Gardner. 

iii. JeflErey, b. Sept. 30, i7a6; d. young, 
iv. Ann, b. Jan. 15, i7a9; m. 1746, Joseph Pendleton, Jr., 
of Joseph and Sarah (Worden) Pendleton. 
S V. William, b. Aug. 14, 1731; m. Dec. 4, 1751, Sarah Pen- 
dleton, of Joseph and Sarah (Worden) Pendleton. 

vi. John, b. Sept. 30, 1733; m. . 

vii. Sarah, b. March 5, 1735; m. June 16, 1751, Sylvester 
Pendleton, of Joseph and Sarah (Worden) Pendleton, 
viii. Oliver, b. Aug. 21, 1737; d. unm., April 5, 1791. 
ix. Anstis, b. Oct. 8, 1739; i^- ^75^1 John Dunbar. 
X. Rowland, b. Jan. 8, 1741-a; m. Dec. ai, 1763, Hannah 

xi. Eunice, b. Feb. 15, 1744; m. Aug. a4, 1764, Daniel 

5. William Champlin, bom Aug. 14, 1731; married Dec. 4, 1751, 
Sarah Pendleton, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Worden) Pen- 
dleton of Westerly. A large landholder in Westerly, he had, like 
other Narragansett planters, a house in Newport, and alternated 
between his home there and the farm, part of his family remain- 
ing in one place and part in the other. In 1768 he was Lieu- 
tenant of the and Co. of Westerly Infantry, and in 1776 was 
chosen Captain of the 4th Co. of the ist Newport County Regi- 
ment. At the outbreak of hostilities he was preparing to retire 
to Westerly when he was surprised, with many others, by the 
sudden occupation of Newport bv the British (Dec. 7, 1776), and 
was obliged to remain there until Oct., 1779, when the Americans 
regained possession. Though thus forced by circumstances to 
remain neutral during the early part of the Revolution, he always 
favored the patriotic cause, and in 1779 contributed ;i^ao to the 
Continental Loan. At the close of the war he did what he could 
to build up the new government, and in 1789 was one of the 
committee of five, including Isaac Senter, Christopher Champlin, 

1915*] John Denison Champlin. 327 

Daniel Mason and George Gibbs, appointed in Newport to draft 
instructions to its Dejjuties in the General Assembly, impressing 
upon them the necessity of calling a convention for the adoption 
of the Constitution of the United States. 

Mr. William Champlin died in Westerly, Oct. 17, 1798. Mrs. 
Sarah (Pendleton) Champlin, born in Westerly, Aug. 7, 1734; 
died there April 24, 1799. Children: 

6 i. William, b. Aug. 13, 1752; m. 1780, Elizabeth Wells, of 

James and Ruth (Hannah) Wells, 
ii. Anne, b. May 19, 1754; m. Aug. 17, 1777, Dr. Isaac 

Ross Bliven, of Major Edward and ( ) Bliven. 

iii. Lucy, b. Mav 17, 1756; m. 1783, Arnold Clarke, of Rev. 

Joshua and Hannah (Cottrell) Clarke, 
iv. Deborah, b. April 12, X758; m. Nov. 21, 1779, Pones 
Greene, of Samuel and Elizabeth (Marshall) Greene. 
V. Pamelia, b. June 5, 1760; d. unm., Nov. 8, 1809. 
vi. Adam, b. July 24, 1762; m. March 21, 1793, Henrietta 

vii. Lois, b. July 27, 1764; d. unm., Oct* 22, 1855. 
viii. Sarah, b. Aug. i, 1766; m. May 17, 1795, Stephen Wil- 
cox, of Rev. Isaiah and Sarah (Lewis) Wilcox, 
ix. Eunice, b. Sept. 18, 1768; m. Dec. 4, 1800, Thomas 
Parke, of Capt. Benjamin and Hannah (Stanton) 
X. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1769; m. April 2, 1796, William 
Tillinghast, of Pardon and Abigail (Rogers) Tilling- 
xi. Phoebe, b. Feb. i, 1772; d. unm., Aug. 22, 1791. 

xii, Joseph, b. Oct. 7, 1774; m. ^ Jane Carr. 

xiii. Mary, b. Oct. 23, 1776; d. unm., Feb. 17, 1847. 
xiv. Oliver, b. June 6, 1778; m. , Eunice Thurston Mel- 
ville, of David and Elizabeth (Thurston) Melville. 

6. William Champlin, bom Aug. 13, 1752; married 1780, Eliza- 
beth Wells, daughter of James and Ruth (Hannah) Wells, of 
Hopkinton, R. L Mrs. Elizabeth (Wells) Champhn, bom in 
Hopkinton, R. L, Jan. 14, 1758; died at Newport in 1785. Wil- 
liam married, (2) Nov. 19, 1786, Margaret Drew, daughter of 
Capt. James and! — Drew. He lived in Newport until 1795, 
when he removed to South Kingstown. In 1801 he bought a 
farm of -354 acres on the banks of the Pawcatuck River, below 
Westerly, and resided there until his decease, Aug. 31, 1803. 

Mrs. Margaret (Drew) Champlin, bom in Newport in ; died 

in Westerly, Sept. 28, 1830. Children, by first wife: 

7 i. Isaac, b. Nov. 20, 1781; m. Nov. 8, 1807, Mary Denison. 
ii. James Wells, b. March 20, 1784; lost at sea, 1810. 

By second wife: 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1787; m. Aug. 21, 1807, Col. Jede- 
diah Knight. 

328 John Denistm Champlin. [Oct 

iv. Margaret, b. Nov. a, 1791; m. March 18, 18 10, Barker 

Noyes, of Col. Joseph and Barbara (Wells) Noyes. 
V. William, b. April 15, 1794. 
vi. Sarah, b. June 27, 1796. 
vii. John Drew, b. Aug. 26, 1800; d. Aug. 31, 1803. 

7. Isaac Champlin, born Nov. 20, 1781; married Nov. 8, 1807, 
Mary Denison, daughter of John and Edith (Brown) Denison of 
Stonington, Conn. In early life he was a prominent merchant in 
Westerly and for many years a director in the Washington Bank, 
founded in 1800. In 181 1-13 he was Brigade Quartermaster of 
the 3rd Brigade of Washington County, and in 18 14-17 Brigade 
Inspector of the same, with the rank of Maior. In 1824-30 be 
was a Justice of the Peace in Westerly, and he represented the 
town in the General Assembly in 1819-ao, 1824-25, and in 1830. 
He removed in 1830 to Stonington, where he was Postmaster 
during the administration of General Jackson. Major Champlin 
died in Stonington, Aug. 8, x86i. Mrs. Mary (Denison) Champ- 
lin, bom in Stonington, Oct. 14, 1787; died there, Jan. 30, 1862, 

i. Mary, b. and d. Aug. 12, 1808. 
ii. William, b. Oct. 3, 1809; d. Oct. 28, 1809. 

8 iii. John Denison, b. Dec. 5, 1810; m. Sept. 12, 1831, Sylvia 

iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 181 3; d. Nov. 9, 18 13. 

8. John Denison Champlin, bom Dec. 5, 1810; married (i) Sept. 
12, 1831, Sylvia Bostwick, daughter of Joel and Nancy (Stone) 
Bostwick of New Milford, Conn., who was bom in New Milforcl, 
Conn., Dec. 5, 1810, and died in Lexington, Ky., March 5, 1856. 

iohn Denison Champlin married (2) April 5, 1857, in St. Louis, 
fo., Nora Crusman, daughter of General Cornelius Crusman of 
Clarksville, Tenn., who was born in Clarksville, April 8, 1830, and 
died at Hot Springs, Ark., June 2, 1882. Her husband died in 
New York City, Sept. 12, 1892. Children, by first wife: 

9 ' i. John Denison, b. Jan. 29, 1834; m. Pranka £. Colvo- 

ii. William Belden, b. July 15, 1836; m. Mary A. Bullitt, 
iii. Caroline Brown, b. Peb. 4, 1839; m. John Laing Ma- 

iv. Edward Elmore, b. June 13, 1841; m. Esther Smith. 
V. Isabella, b. Oct. 20, 1843; d. Feb. 20, 1844. 

9. Mr. John Drnison Champlin, of the ninth generation, the 
subject of this sketch, was a graduate of the famous class of Yale, 
•56, which counted amon^ its members Chief Justices Brewer 
and Brown and the Hon. Chauncey M. Depew. He was a lineal 
descendant of Rev. James Noyes, who served on Yale's first 
Board of Trustees. His preparatory training was at the Hopkin's 
Grammar School in New Haven. In College he was a member 
of the Brothers in Unity, Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Phi, Psi 

I9I5'] John Denison Champlin, 329 

Upsilon, and the Ariel Boat Club. Just before his death he was 
elected a postgraduate member of Wolf's Head. 

After graduation he studied law with Gideon H. Hollister 
JB. A., 1840) in Litchfield, Conn., being admitted to the Bar there 
in April, 1859. He soon removed to Milwaukee, Wis., where he 

Practiced for a short time, after which he removed to New York 
ity, as member of the firm of Hollister, Cross & Champlin, of 
William Street. 

In Dec, i860, he went to Louisiana, intending to practice in 
New Orleans, but soon after the outbreak of the Civil War he 
returned to the North. He became associate editor of the 
Bridgeport (Conn.) Evening Standard in the spring of 1864, and 
about a year later established The Sentinel^ a Democratic weekly, 
in Litchfield, editing it until 1869, when he sold it and removed to 
New York City, where he had since been engfaged in literary 
work. In 1873 ^® edited Fox*s Mission to Russia^ compiled from 
the notes of J. £. Lou bat. In April of the same year he was 
chosen a member of the staff of revisers of Appleton's American 
cyclopaedia^ and for the next two years was one of the corps of 

In 1879 he brought out the Young Folks* Cyclopaedia of Com- 
mon Things^ Young Folks* Cathecism of Common Things^ 1880, 
1906. Young Folks* Cyclopaedia of Persons and Places ^ 1880, '99, 
loii. Young Folks^ Astronomy^ 1881. Young Folks* History of 
War for the Union, 1881. . 

In 1884 Mr. Champlin went as the guest of Mr. Andrew Car- 
negie on a coaching trip through England and Scotland. On the 
coach were Matthew Arnold and William Black. After this trip 
Mr. Champlin published his Chronicles of the Coach^ 1886. 

In 1890 (with Arthur E. Bostwick^ the Young Folks' Cyclo- 
paedia of Games and Sports was published. In 1901 Mr. Champ- 
lin issued his Young Folks^ Cyclopaedia of Literature and Art, 
In 1905, the Young Folk^ Cyclopaedia of Natural History. Mr. 
Champlin was the editor of the Cyclopaedia of Painters and 
Paintings^ 4 vols., 1886-8; Cyclopaedia of Music and Musicians^ 
3 vols., 1888-90. 

During 1892-94 he was associate editor of the Standard Die- 
tionary^ and in 1893 he was one of the three writers (with Rossitor 
Johnson and George Cary Eggleston) selected by the Authors' 
Club to edit Liber Scriptorum^ an unique volume containing con- 
tributions by more than a hundred members of the club, among 
them some of the most distinguished literary men in America 
and Europe. He also was a contributor of copyrighted articles 
in the Encyclopaedia Britannica; he contributed the chapter on 
" Music of Two Centuries," for the Memorial History of New York 
and for a number of years wrote the Art article in Appleton's 
Annual Cyclopaedia. In 1910 he edited the Speeches and Orations 
of his classmate, the Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, published in 
eight volumes. In 191 2 he compiled "One Hundred Allied 
Families of the Seventeenth Century in England and New Eng- 
J[and," and the same year, ''Anne Hutchinson: Her Life, Her 
*^ncestry and Her Descendants." These last two remain unpub- 

330 RivoluHanary War Records, [Oct 

lished. The Forum and The Popular Science Monthly^ as well aa 
numerous other periodicals received many contributions from 
bis pen. 

He was a member of the Century Association of N. Y., the 
Author's Club, the Barnard Club» the N. Y. Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, the New England Historical Society, the 
Newport Historical Society, and the Litchfield Historical Society. 

In 1866 be was a candidate for the Connecticut State Senate 
on the Democratic ticket. 

On Oct. 8, 1873, be married Pranka E., daughter of the late 
Captain George M. Colvocoresses of the United States Navy, and 
the sister of the present Admiral George P. Colvocoresses, who 
was Executive Omcer of the Concord at the battle of Manila Bay 
and chosen by Admiral Dewey to be the Executive 0£Scer of the 
Olytnpia immediately after the action. 

Mr. Champlin leaves a widow and one son. 


Updike, Hist. Narragansett Church, no, 180. 
Gen, and Fam, Hist, of Maine. 
Westerly Rec. ; Sionington Rec. ; Fctmily Rec. 
R. I. Col. Rec. 


By Gborgb Austin Morrison, Jr. 

Hitherto the patriotic societies throughout the country have 
devoted their time and energies to collecting and preserving the 
muster-rolls and records of diose men who were engaged on the 
fighting line of the Continental and State troops during tfie Revolu- 
tionary War. 

The glory of the actual battling for freedom has almost com- 
pletely eclipsed the duty of fitting out, feeding, clothing and pre- 
paring the fighting men for military services. It must be remem- 
bered that great numbers of other patriots jeopardised their liberties 
and fortunes in providing the ways and means to equip and main- 
tain the Continental Armies, and numbers of men were actually 
taken from the troops in the field to administer the work of the 

giartermaster and Commissary Departments during the campaign, 
ttle or nothing has been published concerning the working of these 
important departments and the names of hundreds of patriots taking 
a prominent and useful part in maintaining the fighting tmits have 
been neglected and are still unknown. Fortunately a great mass of 
original MSS. documents, letters, papers, etc., of the Quartermaster 
Department were preserved in the Department of State and in due 
course were turned over to the War Department, although as yet 
no adequate calendars or indices have been prepared. Valuable 
manuscript letter books, original letters, papers, etc., are also to be 

I9I5-] Revolutionary War Records, 331 

found in the archives of many of the public and private libraries 
and historical societies throughout the country, the difficulty being 
to locate where such manuscripts are preserved and to properly 
examine, calendar and index same. 

For example, no less than twelve of the letter books of Col. 
Hugh Hughes of New York, Commissary of Military Stores, i6th 
July, 1776, and Deputy Quartermaster General for the Con- 
tinental Army, from nth May, 1776, to March, 1782, stationed 
at Fishkill, New York, are preserved in the New York Historical 
Society. These letter books are filled with the names and deeds of 
hundreds of men enlisted in such Continental Army service, and 
throw a most interesting light upon the working of the Commis- 
sariat and Quartermaster Departments. 

The various heads of these departments all held military rank, 
as did the heads of the various companies of artificers, waggoners, 
carpenters, wheelwrights, batteaumen, blacksmiths, armourers, lab- 
oratory men, coopers, clothiers, foragers, etc. They drew the pay, 
and received the rations, house-room, firewood, candles, etc., due 
their respective positions and ranks in the army and were as much 
a part of the Continental Army as the officers and soldiers of the 

As early as Jime 29th, 1775, the Continental Congress re- 
solved: — "That the appointment of Provost Marshall, Waggon 
Master and Master Carpenter be left to the Commander in Chief 
of the Army, who is to fix their pay, having regard to the pay such 
receive in the ministerial army, and the proportion that the pay of 
the Officers in said army bears to the pay of our Officers." 

Early in the War the necessity of securing and employing proper 
workmen to supply the needs of the Army l^came acute and when- 
ever a skilled mechanic or tradesman was found enlisted in the 
ranks of the Continental or State troops he was transferred to the 
various permanent magazines, store-houses and work shops of the 

It appears also that mechanics and workmen of all descriptions 
were enlisted into the Continental service and certain master work- 
men placed in command of the various companies, so enlisted, as 
superintendents, or overseers, with corresponding army rank and 

The following letter clearly indicates the methods followed: — 

"Schenectady, 3rd March, 1776. 
Honored Sir: — 

We herewith send you the articles signed by the Carpenters 
whom we have engaged. Also the articles signed by those in Albany. 
Mr. Carmer refused to serve and we appointed Ahasuerus G. Mar- 
selis to be an overseer in his stead and are of opinion the service 
will not suffer by the change. They are all to set out to-day for 
Fort George. 

In consequence of your message to us by Henry Glen, Esq., 
we have appointed John Canoot ( ?), William Peters and Garret G. 

332 Revolutionary War Records, [Oct 

Lansing to be overseers of the batteaumen and have ordered them 
to wait on you with this for your further instructions. 

We are. 

Honored Sir, 

With Great Respect, 

Your most Hubl. Servt., 
Hugh Mitchell, Clark. 
By order of the Committee. 
Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, 
Albany, N. Y." 

"New York, Sept. I2th, 1776. 

You are By Order of the Q. M. General to make the best of 
your way to New Jersey, New Windsor and the Lime Kilns and 
there purchase the tmder mentioned articles as cheap and as soon 
as you can, forwarding every Article to Burdets Landing with the 
utmost despatch. 

You will also engage three companies of Carpenters, each to con- 
sist of thirty men, a Capt., and Lieutenant, etc. These you will send 
forward as fast as raised. They will receive the same pay, rations, 
etc., as those already in the service. 

If any hands that are wanting; in your business should be in the 
Militia you will apply to Gen. Williamson who on showing him this, 
will undoubtedly release them, as the covering of the troops in 
Season depends on our getting the necessary materials as soon as 

(No signature.) 
(Hughes MSS. Collection, Small Book.) 
(Undoubtedly written by Col. Hugh Hughes, D. Q. M. G.) 

As early as 30th December, 1776, the Continental Congress re- 
solved: — ^*That 15 companies, consisting of a captain and overseer, 
and 30 Men each be engaged, upon such terms as CJen. Schuyler* 
(Commanding Officer of Northern Army), shall think just and 
equitable for the batteau service, and be occasionally engaged on the 
high ways and other works in the Quarter Master General depart- 
ment, and that four companies of carpenters, to consist of an over- 
seer and 25 men each, be engaged in like manner to attend the 
Northern Army. 

That the Overseers have the Rank and receive the pay of 
.^ t» 2i^d be allowed the same rations and the Men be en- 
listed and paid as private Soldiers. And that Gen. Schuyler or the 

* General Philip Schuyler in command of the Northern Department, Con- 
tinental Army, 22nd May, 1777, comprising Albany, Ticonderoga, Fort Stan- 
wix, and their dependencies. 

t This blank remained unfilled in the original records of the Continental 
Congress, but the original lists of Overseers, Superintendents, etc, and the 
correspondence with such heads of companies show that the raiik of the 
Overseers, etc, was that of a Captain in the Continental Army. 

1915.] Revolutionary War Records, 333 

Commanding Officer of that Anny, grant warrants to the overseer 
for enlisting." 

Up to tne present time no record of the names of the overseers 
of these particular companies of batteau men and carpenters have 
been discovered, and with one exception the records of the Con- 
tinental Congress are barren of the details concerning such appoint- 
ments. The single exception concerns the officers under Col. 
Benjamin Flower, Commissary General of Military stores. 

On Thursday, September i8th, 1777, in the Continental Con- 
gress, a Memorial from Col. Flower was read, together with a list 
of the corps of the artillery, artificers, and other officers under the 
command and in the department of the commissary general of 
military stores : — 

"WHEREFOR, RESOLVED that commissions be granted to 
the said officers, agreeable to their respective ranks." 

On Thursday, November nth, 1777, the president laid before 
Congress a copy of a resolution passed in Congress on i8th Sep- 
tember last, ordering commissions to be g^ranted to a number of 
officers in the department of the commissary-general of military 
stores, which was delivered to him by Col. Flower, C. G. M. S., 
together with the list of the officers, who, notwithstanding the fore- 
going resolution, have not yet received their commissions — 

"WHEREFORE ORDERED that commissions be granted to 
the following persons in the department of the commissary general 
of military stores, with the dates annexed to their respective names, 
agreeable to the said list, viz.: — 

Of the Company to work in the laboratory enlisted to serve 
during the war as artillery men: — 

Isaac Curren, Capt., February ist, 1777. 

William E. Godfrey, Capt. Lieut., July ist, 1777. 

Anthony Wright, first lieut., March ist, do. 

Andrew Caldwell, second lieut, April ist, do. 

Of the Company of Artillery artificers, enlisted to serve during 
the war, to be attached to the artillery in the field : — 

Jesse Roe, Capt., February 3rd, 1777. 

Valentine Hoffman, Capt lieut., 12 February. 

Christan Beackley, first lieut., 3 February. 

William Preston, second lieut., 7 April. 

Of the Company of Artillery artificers enlisted to serve for one 
year and ordered to be re-enlisted to serve during the war:— 

David Pancoast, Captain, loth February, 1777. 

John Jordan, Capt lieut., 17th February, do. 

James Gibson, first lieut, 17th February, do. 

Of the Company of Artillery artificers enlisted to serve for one 
year and ordered to be re-enlisted during the war: — 

Nathaniel Irish, Captain, 7th February, 1777. 

Thomas Wylie, Capt. lieut., 17th do. 

George Norris, first lieut., 8th do. 

334 Rtvolutwnary War Records, L^cL 

James Sweincy, second lieut, 22nd do. 

Jonathan Gostelow, major commissary military stores, ist Feb- 
ruary, 1777. 

Josiah Watkins, major commissary ordinance Stores, 5th Feb- 
ruary, 1777. 

IVoUory Ming, Captain superintendent of the leather manufac- 
tory, 1st April, 1777. 

Parks, Foreman* to the leather manufactory, August, 


Samuel Sergeant, Superintendent of the public works at Car- 
lisle and keeper of all the stores, August, 1777 ; pay 60. dol- 
lars per month and 4 rations a day. 

Charles Lukens, Major, commissary military stores and pay 
master to the commissary general of military stores in the 
department at Carlisle, March 8th, 1777 ; his pay 60. dollars 
a month and 4 rations a day. 

Johnson Smith, contractor and procurer of all the lumber and 
some other materials wanted for the public works at Carlisle, 
July 2ist, 1777; pay 60. dollars per month and 3 rations a 

Cornelius Sweers, Assistant commissary general military stores 
at Philadelphia, February ist, 1777 ; the same pay and rations 
as commissary military stores. 

Alexander Power, quarter master to the corps of artillery arti- 
ficers at Carlisle, 30th July, 1777 ; same pay and rations as 
regimental quarter master. 

Samuel French, major, conunissary military stores, i8th Jan- 
uary, 1777, with the army. 

George Everson, captain, deputy commissary military stores, 
18th January, 1777. 

Alexander Henderson, Captain, deputy commissary military 
stores, loth Sept., 1777. 

This list is of the greatest interest, showing, as it does, that not 
only the heads of the laboratory men, artillery artificers, and com- 
missaries (assistant and deputy), were actually commissioned of- 
ficers in the Continental Army, but that the superintendents of the 
leather manufactory, of public works, store keepers, contractors, 
etc., all held commissioned rank. 

As further proof that the heads of the mechanical branches of 
the Quartermasters Department held official rank, the following 
Pay Roll becomes of value : — 

"Pay Roll for the Board of Works in the service of the United 
States of America, stationed at Springfield, under the direction of 
Lieut. Col. David Mason of Artillery for Mo. of June, 1778. 

I Master Carpenter as Capt $50. or £1$, 

I Foreman 33 1/3 " 10 

♦A line is drawn through this word "foreman" in the original records 

1915] Revolutionary War Records. 335 

16 Carpenters $20 " ;f 144 

I . do 20 " 6 

I Master Smith as Captain 50 " 15 

I Master Wheelright as Captain 50 " 15 

I Master Saddler as Captain 50 " 15 

I Master Armourer as Captain 50 " 15" 

(MSS. Rev. War Miss. Papers— 1778.) 

The ration returns also indicate clearly the rank and title of the 
head mechanics, and the following two original lists discovered 
among the Army Return papers of Gen. Horatio Gates, prove that 
Storekeepers, Forage Masters, Barrack Masters, Waggon Masters, 
Overseers, Master Blacksmiths and Master Carpenters, and by im- 
plication, heads of any companies of mechanics, workmen, batteau- 
men, etc., all held Continental Army rank and received rations and 
pay in proportion to such rank. 

The lists are as follows : — 

"Return of the Number of Men .victualled by Bethl. Washburn, 
Asst. Comy. of Issues, at Albany, etc., from 14th December, 1777, 
to 20th, both Days inclusive. 

Regt., Compy., or Dept. Men, No. 

Genl. Orders 91 

D. Q. M. Genl. Lewis's Departm 19 

D. Q. M. Genl. Hay's Departm 37 

Col. Baldwin's Artificers 9 

Major Stevens' Artificers 38 

Mr. Rensslaer's Armourers 45 

Capt. Bull's Labratory Men 8 

Capt. Lam's Comd. Magaz Sloop 5 

D. C. G. Purchc. Cuylers Departm 24 

Waggon Mr. Genl. Department 6 

Dr. Potts Artificers 21 

Commissaries of Cloathing 5 

Coll. Gansevort's R^ 18 

Coll. Van Schaick's Regt 10 

Coll. James Livingston's R^ 5 

Capt. Vemor's Batteaumen 21 

Capt. Qute's Batteaumen 14 

Capt. Vischer's Batteaumen 15 

Capt. Peter's Batteaumen 21 

Capt. McGee's Batteaumen 17 

Capt. Cole's Batteaumen 17 

Capt. Van Yevenin's Batteaumen 27 

Capt. Bratt's Carpenters , 19 

336 Revolutionary War Records. [Oct. 

Regt, Compy., or Dept. Men, No. 

Capt. Mindersses' Blacksmiths 17 

French Officers and Servant 12 

Com-)' Forage and Assistants 4 

D. C. G. Issues Winship's Family 7 

Barrack Master's Deptm 3 

Total 535 

Bethl. Washburn, 
A. D. Cym-y. Issues." 
(Gates MSS., Army Returns, 1777-1778.) 
2ist August, 1778. 

'*A list of Officers, Artificers, etc., employed in the Quarter Mas- 
ter General's Branch, in the Northern Department. 

Morgan Lewis, D-y, Qr. Mr. General. 

Thomas Sickels, Asst, D. Qr. M. Genl. 

Teunis F. VanVechten, do. 

Philip Lansing, do. 

Henry I. Bogert, do. 

Henry Glen, do., Schenectady. 

Volkert A. Dow, do., Coyemans. 

Christopher Yates, do., Saratoga. 

Harmanus Schuyler, do.. Still Water. 

Cornelius Wendell, do.. Half Moon. 

Danl. Tucker, do.. Fort Schuyler. 

Zacharias Sickels, Store Keeper, Albany. 

Jacob Winney, Clerk. 

Garret Ryckmen, Clerk of the Check. 

Leonard VanBeuren, Comy. of Forage. 

Henry VanVechten, Assistant, do. 

John W. Wendell, do., do. 

Edward S. Willet, Forage Master. 

John Ten Broeck, Dpy. Barrack Mas. General. 

Gisbert Marselis, Assistant ditto. 

John Marselis, Jr., Issuer of Wood and Qerk to B. M. Genl. 

Cornelius Cadmus, Barrack Masr., Saratoga. 

Ephraim VanVechten, Dpy. W. Mr. General, Albany. 

Jellis Winney, Waggon Master. 

Francis Winney, do. 

Saml. Bond, do. 

Chrisr. A. Yates, do. 

John I. Wendell, Overseer of the Public Stables, with Six 

Jacobus C. Peak. 

William Peters. 

John Vemor. 

kyner VanYevenen. 

Teunis Vischer. 

1915.] ^^w yo^^ Marriagt Licenses. 337 

Cornelius Barhyt 

William Davis. 

Stephen Ball. 

Simon DeGraflf. 

James Dickenson. 

John Lesser. 

Martin Mynderse, and his G)mpany, containing 12 Blacksmiths. 

Anthony E. Bratt, and his Company, containing 25 Carpenters. 

Robert Kennieur and 17 Colliers. 

Jesse Fairchild and 6 nailers. 

20 Carpenters at Batten Kill. 

(Signed) M. Lewis, 

D. Q. M. Gen.»' 
(Gates Papers, Army Returns, 1778.) 

The return on this victualling list and several other like lists 
among Gen. Horatio Gates' papers shows that the Heads or Over- 
seers of the Batteaumen, Carpenters, and Blacksmiths were each 
addressed as "Captain" in official conmiunications and undoubtedly 
held that rank in the Continental Army, receiving the pay and 
rations proportional to such rank. 

It is to be hoped that future investigation of the methods used 
in conducting the Quartermaster and Commissariat Departments of 
the Continental Army will result in the discovery, classification, 
calandering and indexing of many MSS. letter books, original cor- 
respondence, and documents still hidden away on dusty shelves of 
libraries and in ancient boxes in country attics. It is only by such 
labor that the names and biographical and genealogical histories of 
the officers of the Quartermaster and Commissary Departments of 
the Continental Army can be disclosed and their names added to the 
list of the line Officers as patriots of equal merit to be remembered. 


Contributed by Robert H. Kelby, Librarian New York Historical Society. 
(Continned from Vol. XLVI. p. 289, of Thb Rbcord.) 


119 Duff, Eleanor, N. Y., widow, and Thomas English, N. Y., 

119 Duffy, Samuel, N. Y., and Catherine Scofield, N. Y., 

119 Duke, John, N. Y., and Elinor Obrien, N. Y., widow. 
119 Dunavon, Hellena, N. Y., widow, and Neal McKennon, 

N. Y., cartman. 

Note:— The following was omitted from the July Record, page 287, 
under letter C: 

Pa^e82. 177c, April 2a Conner, Jeremiah, N. Y., schoolmaster, and 
Catharine Smith, N. Y., spinster. 


338 New York Marriage Licenses. [Oct 


ISO Duncan, John, N. Y., cordwainer, and Sarah Hamilton, 
N. Y., spinster. 

1 20 Dnncan, Ruth, N. Y.. spinster, and John Brigs, N. Y. 

ISO Dunlap, Janet, N. Y., spinster, and George Keith, of His 
Majesty's Ship Perseus. MS. license '^ at present I have 
no Lycenses signed by His Excellency the Governor," 
John Moore, Deputy Secy. 

120 Dunn, Charles, N. Y., and Ann Brannon, N. Y., spinster. 

123 for 1783, Jan. 3, read 1782, Jan. 3. Dwyer, Edmund, be- 
lon^ng to the Commissary General's IDepartment of His 
Majesty's Army and Catharine Paterson, N. Y., widow. 

123 Dyer, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Bealey, N. Y., 


124 Barle, Rebecca, spinster, and William I. Roome, N. Y. 

124 Ebert, Catharine, N. Y., spinster, and William Powers, 

N. Y., pilot. 

125 Edwards, Richard, N. Y., yeoman, and Elizabeth Dingey, 

N. Y., spinster. 

126 Elliot, Elizabeth Plumstead, N. Y., spinster, and the Right 

Honorable William Lord Cathcart. 

126 Ellis, George, N. Y., surgeon, and Catherine Carey, N. Y., 


127 Ellis, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and Samuel Blair, N. Y. 

127 Ellis, Thomas, N. Y., shipright, and Sarah Galbreath, 

N. Y., widow. 
127 Ellison, Abraham, N. Y., and Elizabeth Mumford, N. Y., 

127 for Ellison, Mary, and James Heam, read Ellison, Mary, 

N. Y., spinster, and James Hearon, N. Y. 

127 Ellsworth, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and John Gillesby, N. Y., 


128 Elsworth, John, N. Y., and Margaret Kine, N. Y., spinster. 

129 Embree, John, West Chester, and Elizabeth Webo, N. Y., 

129 Emery, Elenor, N. Y., widow, and James MoUoy, store- 
keeper in the Quarter Master General's Department of 
His Majesty's Army. 

129 Emmas, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and James Buckley, N. Y., 


130 English, Thomas, N. Y., butcher, and Eleanor Duff, N. Y., 


130 Erving, John, N. Y., and Prances Ramsay, N. Y., widow. 

131 Evans. lianah, N. Y., spinster, and William Letteney, 

N. Y., gentleman. 

131 Evans, James, mariner, and Sarah Brown, widow, late of 
the 23rd Re^ment. 

131 Evans, Jane, N. Y., widow, and John Wells, N. Y., sadler. 

131 Evans, Sarah, N. Y., widow, and Alexander Prin^l, boat- 
swain on Board His Majesty's Ship the Diomedi. 

131 Evans, William, N. Y., taylor, and Isabella Applegate, 
N. Y., spinster. 

1915.] N^w York Marriage Licenses. 339 


131 Everitt, John, N. Y„ mariner, and Mary Polhamos, N. Y., 


13a Swing, Daniel, N. Y., and Isabella Macbeth, N. Y., spin- 

13a Swing, Isabella, N. Y., widow, and Wilson Bratton, N. Y., 

132 Pagh, Mary Margaret, N. Y., spinster, and Frederick 

Joseph Heysen (place not mentioned). 

132 (insert) 1781, June 18. Pairley, Joseph, of the Out Ward, 

N. Y., farmer, and Rachel Concklin, N. Y., spinster. 

133 Parish, Greegs, assistant commissary to His Majesty's 

Army, and Margaret Collins, N. Y., spinster. 

133 Parrell, Catharine, N. Y., widow, and James Bradley, N. Y., 


134 for Pearly, Joseph, read Pairley, Joseph (as above). 
134 Penton, Slenor, N. Y., widow, and David Obrien, N. Y. 

136 Pisher, Bethia, Westchester, County of Westchester, spin- 

ster, and Gilbert Purdy, same place, gentleman. 

137 for Pitzgerald, Mary, and Colin Minzies, read Pitzgerald, 

Mary, N. Y., widow, and Collin Menzies, N. Y., mariner. 
137 Pitzpatrick, John, N. Y., yeoman, and Susannah Butler, 
N. Y., widow. 

137 for Plannagen, Jane, and Alexander Achyndaey, read 

Plannagen, Jane, N. Y., widow, and Alexander Achjm- 
dachy, Carpenter of His Majesty's Ship Loyalist. 

138 Plemming, Anstice, 64th Regiment, spinster, and Thomas 

Robinson, Sergeant 64th Regiment. 
138 Pletcher, Nicholas, N. Y., mariner, and Mary Martin, N. Y., 

138 Plinn, Nicholas, N. Y., baker, and Slizabeth Crossley, N. Y., 


138 Plorintine, Ann, N. Y., widow, and John Pafford, N. Y., 


139 Plowers, George, N. Y., carpenter, and Rebekah Taylor, 

N. Y., spinster. 

140 Porbes, William, N. Y., housecarpenter, and Mary Thome, 

N. Y., spinster. 

140 Pord, Littleton, N. Y., and Hannah De Grey, N. Y., spin- 

140 Poresayth, Mary, N. Y., widow, and Nathaniel Wheeler, 
N. Y;, blacksmith. 

140 Porman, James, Clerk to the Adjutant General, and Sliza- 

beth Lawson, N. Y., widow. 

141 for Porster, William, and Rebecca Cary, read Poster, 

William, N. Y., gentleman, and Rebecca Cary, N. Y., 

141 Poster, Slizabeth, Rockaway, Queens County, spinster, 

and John Todd, Ssq., Purser of His Majesty's Ship Lyon. 
141 Poster, Hester, N. Y., widow, and Henry Vinnell, Sergeant 

a and Regiment of Poot. 
14a Poster, Thomas, N. Y., and Mary Stymers, N. Y., spinster. 

340 New York Marriage Licenses. [Oct. 


14a (insert) 178a, Oct. 7. Fouler, Mary, Morrisania, N. Y., spin- 
ster, and Jacob Vanwart, same place, farmer. 

143 Fowler, George, N. Y., mariner, and Jane Townsend, 
N. Y., widow. Married June 28, 1775, ^1 R®v. Samuel 

143 for Fowler, Mary, read Fouler, Mary (as above). 

143 Fox, Susannah, N. Y., widow, and Robert Knight, N. Y., 


144 for Francois, John, and Mary Kendrick, read Francois, 

John, and Mary Carderet. MS. license; no place men- 

144 for Fraser, William, and Catharine McDonald, read Frazer, 

William, 42nd Regiment, and Catherine McDonald, same 
regiment, widow. 

145 PreeDom, Sarah Priscilla, N. Y., widow, and Samuel Har- 

rison, N. Y., innkeeper. 

145 Freeman, John, N. Y., mariner, and Elizabeth Valentine, 

N. Y., spinster. (MS. license, '* at present there are no 
Lycenses signed by His Excellency the Governor.'*) 

146 Frost, Susannah, N. Y. widow, and Francis Towse, N. Y. 

147 (insert) 1774, Aug. 24. Funck, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, 

and David Morris, N. Y., mariner. 
147 Funck, John, N. Y., and Priscilla Potter fN. Y.] (imper- 

147 Galatian, Elizabeth, N. Y., widow, and Charles Christian, 

master in His Majesty's Navy. 

147 Galbreath, Sarah, N. Y., widow, and Thomas Ellis, N. Y., 


148 for Galilee, Roger, and Ann Simons, read Galilee, Roger, 

N. Y., mariner, and Hannah Simons, N. Y., widow. 

149 Gardiner, Magdalean, N. Y., widow, and William Black, 

N. Y., house carpenter. 
149 Gardiner, Jacob, N. Y., and Catharine Garlick, N. Y., 

149 for 1779, Jan 22, read 1779, Oct. 22. Gardner, Susannah, 

N. Y., spinster, and George Smith, N. Y. 
149 Gardner, William, carpenter in His Majesty's En^^neer 

Department, and Magdalean McWhirten, N. Y., widow. 
149 Garlick, Barbara, N. Y., spinster, and David Babcock, N. Y. 

149 Garlick, Catherine, N. Y., spinster, and Jacob Gardinier, 
. N. Y. 

150 Garretson, Allathea, N. Y., widow, and William Carty, 

•N. Y., gentleman. 

150 Garrison, Lenah, Richmond County, spinster, and Samuel 

Stilwell, same place. 

151 Gay, Charles, N. Y., blacksmith, and Rebecca Smith, N. Y., 


151 Geary, Martha, N. Y., widow, and Stephen Shakespeare, 
N. Y., storekeeper. 

151 Geree, William, surgeon 38th Regiment of Foot, and Re- 
becca Van Denham, N. Y., spinster. 

19 1 5'] A^4fw York Marriage Licenses, 341 


151 Gerow, Phebe, N. Y., spinster, and Jonathan Sherwood, 

N. Y., yeoman. 
15a Gierson, James, N. Y., yeoman, and Ann Hardman, N. Y., 


153 Gilbertson, William, N. Y., mariner, and Mary Regan, 

N. Y., widow. 

154 Gillesby, John, N. Y., gentleman, and Mary Ellsworth, 

N. Y., spinster. 

154 for Gillmore, Margaret, and William Haggs, read Gillmore, 

Margaret, N. Y., widow, and William Hays, N. Y., house 

155 for Glover, Anne, and Stephen Carey, read Glover, Anne, 

N. Y., widow, and James Carey, N. Y., innkeeper. 
15s Goelet, Alice, N. Y., spinster, and Andrew Lott, N. Y., 

156 Goodrich, Bartlet, N. Y., and Mary Wilson, N. Y., spinster. 

156 Gordon, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Isaac De Milt, N. Y., 


157 Gowey, William, 37th Regiment of Foot, and Ann Watkins, 

N. Y., widow. 

157 Graham, Joseph, N. Y., farmer, and Hannah Hallett, N. Y., 


158 Grayham, Ann, N. Y., spinster, and George Clarke, N. Y., 

160 GriflSth, Christian, N. Y., spinster, and Cadwallader Colden, 

Jr., County of Ulster, gentleman. 
160 Griffiths, Jane, N. Y., widow, and William Lewis, N. Y., 

160 Griffiths, Joanna, N. Y., widow, and James Light, Jr., N. Y., 

cordwainer. Married July 31, 1775, ^7 Rev. Samuel 

160 Griffiths, Joseph, N. Y., mariner, and Agnes Van Wagenen, 

N. Y., spinster. 
160 Grim, Catherine, N. Y., spinster, and Frederick De Keller, 

First Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Anspach's. 
160 Grim, Elizabeth, N. Y., spinster, and Johann Carl Van or 

Von Altenstein, Lieutenant in the Troops of the Mar- 
■ grave of Anspach, 
160 (insert) 1759, March 3. Grim, Eve, and Andrew Merrell 

(See Merrell, Andrew, and Eve Grim, printed Crim, 

p. 261). 
162 Grundy, George, N. Y., merchant, and Mary Carr, N. Y.. 

162 Guest, Letty, N. Y., and James Rollin, N. Y. (MS. license 

addressed "to the Rev. Clergy and all concerned" signed 

John Moore, Deputy Secy. 
162 Guest, Mary, N. Y., widow, and George Gates, N. Y. 
162 Guinnell, Thomas, N. Y., and Milleson Haight, N. Y., 

164 Haight, Milleson, N. Y., spinster, and Thomas Guinnell, 

N. Y. 


342 New York Marriage Licenses. [Oct. 


165 Hall, Catherine, N. Y., widow, and George Povey, Private 

4th Regiment of Foot. 
165 Hall, Charlotte, N. Y., spinster, and John Ablin, N. Y., 

mariner. Married July 27, 1775, by Rev. Samuel Auch- 


165 Hall, Henry, N. Y., shoemaker, and Mary Thomas, N. Y., 


166 Hallett, Hannah, N. Y., spinster, and Joseph Graham, N. Y., 

166 Hallet, James, N. Y., coachmaker, and Bridget Dean, N. Y., 

166 Hallet, Moses, Hallett's Cove, Queens County, carpenter, 

and Elizabeth McConney, N. Y., spinster. 

167 Hambrow, John, N. Y.^ shipwright, and Margaret Cady, 

N. Y., spinster. 

168 Hamilton, Sarah, N. Y., spinster, and John Duncan, N. Y., 


168 Hammell, John, surgeon, 4th Battalion New Jersey Volun- 
teers, and Hannah Roome, N. Y., spinster. 

168 Hammond, Hannah, N. Y., spinster, and Benjamin Chad- 
well, N. Y., gentleman. 

168 for Hampton, Elizabeth, and Joseph Marsh, read Hampton, 
Rachel, late of New Jersey, but now of N. Y., spinster, 
and Joseph Marsh, N. Y., mariner. 

168 Hampton, Jonathan, of His Majesty's Board Yard, &c., and 
Ann Harding, N. Y., spinster. Married Feb. 19, 1777, by 
Rev. Samuel Auchmuty. 

168 Hampton, Margaret, N. Y., spinster, and Joseph Sheppard, 
N. v., tavernkeeper. Married April 15, 1775, by Rev. 
Samuel Auchmuty. 

168 Hanah, Elizabeth, N. Y., widow, and William Witnell, 
N. Y. 

168 Hancock, Mary, N. Y., spinster, and James Meade, N. Y., 

1 68 Hanly, Thomas, N. Y., mariner, and Sarah Davis, N. Y., 


169 for 1775, Dec. 12, read 1775, Dec. 13. Hanrahan, James, 

Great Neck, Queens County, schoolmaster, arid Mar- 
garet Cummins, Queens County, spinster. Married Dec. 
13. »77S» by Rev. Samuel Auchmuty. 

170 for Harding, Ann, and John Hampton, read Harding, Ann, 

N. Y., spinster, and Jonathan Hampton, of His Majesty's 
Board Yard, &c. Married Feb. 19, 1777, by Rev. Samuel 
170 for Hardman, Ann, and James Grierson, read Hardman, 
Ann, N. Y., spinster, and James Gierson, N. Y., yeoman. 

170 Hargill, William, N. Y., and Sarah Triglith, N. Y., spinster. 

171 Harlin, Ann, N. Y., widow, and John Harris, surgeon in 

the General Hospital of His Majesty's Army. 
171 for 1772, Jan. 19, read 1773, J^^^^- »9- Harper, Elinor, Queens 
County, widow, and John Clarke, N. Y., upholsterer. 

( To be continued^ 

19 1 5-] Genealogical Notes on a very Old New York Family, 343 


(Egmont, Boon, Toll, Post, Wessels, Van Dyck, Segers.) 

Contributed by Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. 

This article has been written principally with a view of pre- 
senting some early records of one of the very oldest Dutch fami- 
lies of America. It mav be of further interest, however, in that 
it opposes some deductions of certain well-known early genealo- 
gists and historians and at any rate it should be valuable as an 
illustration of how important it is for all students of history and 
genealogy to base the results of their researches on orig^al 
sources of information and not from later less authoritive treatises 
or compilations. 

The Egmont family of Holland was a notable one. It is 
descended from Kings and for generations Egmonts have held 
high position in the service of their country and the regard of 
their countrymen. Their history is part of the history of the 
Netherlands and their name appears constantly in Dutch and 
Flemish archives. This family first came to the writer's notice 
when he took up the study of Schermerhorn Genealogy, There was 
a family tradition to the effect that the wife of the original Scher- 
merhorn settler (Jacob Janse Schermerhorn) was an Egmont — 
Jane Egmont. So, indeed, had the first genealogist of the family. 
Rev. John F. Schermerhorn, recorded it. His genealogy was 
completed in 1847, taking manuscript form only. He had vis- 
ited Holland, not particularly in Schermerhorn interests, but 
principally for data in connection with the claims of certain 
descendants of the much talked of Annckc Jansz, of Trinity 
Church property fame. Unfortunately he gave no authorities for 
the various deductions made in connection with Schermerhorn 
Genealogy and therefore the extent of his studies can hardly be 
gauged. No question was raised, however, at that time, concern- 
ing his version of the Egmont connection, and the Egmont name 
became circulated through the Schermerhorn family, used both 
as Christian name and middle name by many. 

It was during the period of the 1830s and 40s that American 
families first woke to real interest in ancestor seeking. Com- 
mercial enterprise had given fortunes to many besides those pos- 
sessing the large landed estates, and the class of the socially 
elect had begun somewhat to extend its lines. The fad of pedi- 
grees became of importance and coats-of-arms much sought after. 
However, some forty or fifty years elapsed before research in 
Schermerhorn Genealogy was again taken up, and in the early 
90s, two members of the family, of different branches, and work- 

344 Gemalogical Notes on a very Old New York Family oftd [Oct. 

ing independently, undertook a serious and detailed study of the 
subject. Pearson and O'Callaghan had then made their exhaus- 
tive researches and compilations. Many of the early New York 
State documents had been published and made more easily acces- 
sible than before, and the old wills, land papers, court records 
and other manuscripts had been gathered together and placed in 
form suitable for public reference. Neither Pearson nor O'Cal- 
laghan had mentioned an Egmont family among the original 
emigrants, and it was a Jannetie van Voorhout, daughter of 
Cornelis Segers, who appeared in their works as the wife of 
Jacob Janse Schermerhom, and not Jannetie Egmont. Their 
authority for this was readily at hand, being contained in the 
will of Cornelis Segerse van Voorhout, which had been discov- 
ered and translated. Both of the Schermerhom Genealogists 
arrived at the same result ; they could find no trace of a Jannetie 
Egmont or even very early records of an Egniont family, and 
the evidence was quite conclusive that a Jannetie van Voorhout 
was the wife of Jacob Janse Schermerhom. Therefore the gene- 
alogist of 1840s must have been in error and this decision they 
recorded. As both of these gentlemen were of abundant means 
and high intelligence and had apparently studied their subject 
most comprehensively, the author of the Schermerhom Genealogy, 
1914, was prepared to accept their decision, and for the time, he 
did. But a chance scrutiny of some early baptismal records of 
the Albany Dutch Church called his attention to the coincidences 
of a Schermerhom being witness to the baptism of an Egmont 
(the Egmont name first appeared in Albany records in 1684) 
and close examination of other baptismal records connected with 
the Egmont name, determined clearly the Egmont identity with 
the family called by Pearson and O'Callaghan, Van Voorhout. 
He then searched carefully through the records of the New York 
City Dutch Church, and trace of the family was again discovered, 
although the Egmont name actually appeared there only twice 
(as van Egmont). It occurred again, however, in Staten Island 
church records, and it was finally possible to determine positively 
that the Egmont families in New York City and Staten Island 
were also descendants of the early settler who signed his will 
as Cornelis Segerse van Voorhout. To develop the theory com- 
pletely, evidence was also found in a copy of the original contract 
between Cornelis Segerse and Patroon Van Rensselaer, executed 
in Holland previous to the former's departure for America. In 
this document Cornelis Segerse signed his name as Cornells 
Segerse van Egmont (see Van Rensselaer-Bowier MSS., 1908; 
these MSS. discovered and published some years after the pub- 
lished articles by Louis Y. Sichermerhom and Wm. C. Schermer- 
hom). No other conclusions could be acceptable and therefore 
the Reverend gentleman of the 1840s was shown correct after 
all, however his deductions had been reached, and family tradi- 
tion had vindicated itself. 

1915O Some of Its Branches, 345 

Before 1700 the heads of most Dutch families took as sur- 
names, their father's Christian name, with se or sen attached, and 
in other cases terminations were used indicative of their former 
residence in Holland, such as van Amsterdam (Jacob Janse 
Schermerhom's first surname), van Antwerp, van Hoom, van 
Wyk, van Valkenburgh, etc. Some of the families, however, pos- 
sessed distinctive family names in Holland and when for some 
reason, or other, they neglected to use these upon their arrival in 
America, as the necessity became apparent to take a name which 
would positively distinguish them from others, they reached back 
in family history and took the name which others of their kin had 
borne before them. This happened in the cases of many of the 
Dutch families in America, and often this original surname did 
not put in an appearance until the third generation in this coun- 
try. This was the case with the Egmonts. Voorhout had prob- 
ably been their residence immediately before their departure to 
America and in a few instances Cornelis Segers and his sons 
signed "van Voorhout" after their names. In most cases on rec- 
ord, however, the names are simply Cornelis Segerse, Cornelis 
Comelise, Claes Cornelise and Seger Cornelise. "Van Voorhout" 
was not handed down to later generations as a family name, and 
"Egmont" was. The town of Voorhout is a small place near 
Leyden, about 20 miles southwest of Amsterdam. Egmont, 
which consists of little else than the ancient castle of the family^ 
is about 10 miles west of the village of Schermerhorn and m 
miles northwest of Amsterdam. The sons of Cornelis Segers did 
not use the Egmont name but their sons did and so continued it 
to later generations. In the case of Seger, the third son, it is 
believed that he died without issue. There is at least no record of 
any of his descendants, and though Pearson and O'Callaghan 
claimed that the Segers (Seeger, Sager) family of New York 
were descended from the van Voorhouts, the writer has not only 
been unable to find proof that such was the case, but all evidence 
is entirely contrary to the assumption. The Egmont family of 
America, however, apparently died out at an early day, the 
cause being a scarcity of male issue. The writer believes, never- 
theless, that the early records of this family have a decided 
genealogical value and are worthy of record, for the benefit of 
the descendants bearing other names, if nothing else.* If some 

* While it is quite reasonable to believe that Cornelis Segerse van Egmont 
was a member of the historic Egmont family of the Netherlands and that it is 
not beyond possibility that Lamoral Egmont's branch, considering the severe 
decline in fortunes ot this family, was also that of Cornells Segers', nevertheless 
it should be understood that the author has encountered no data to prove this 
and at the present moment assumption founded on certain known conditions, 
is his firmest basis of reckoning. There were other branches of the Egmont 
family from which Cornelis Segers might easily have' descended. In fact the 
author has been informed that there were other individual families of Egmont 
in Holland and that the name in some cases mi|fht have been derived from land 
belonging to the famous abbey of Egmont, which was destroyed by the troops 
under Sonoy in 1572. A careful study of Flemish genealogy and history would 

346 Genealogical Notes on a very Old New York Family and [Oct. 

time in the future, Holland records could be studied to the extent 
of ascertaining the exact connection between the famous 
Egmonts of the Netherlands and the American emigrant, Cor- 
nelis Segerse van Egmont, one of the most interesting passages 
of American-Dutch Genealogy would be developed. 

It may be pertinent to note the historical facts concerned with 
the passing of^the Egmont influence in Holland and its possible 
bearmg on the cause for a member of the family seeking to emigrate 
to the wilds of primitive America. The last influential head of 
the family of Egmont, Count Lamoral, in company with Count 
Hoom, was executed on June 5, 1568, at the instance of the Duke 
of Alva. The sentence, especially in the case of Egmont, was 
known to have been wholly unjust and for political reasons solely. 
It is said that the general indignation arising from this event 
furnished the prelude eventually leading to the revolt of the 
Netherlands. Soon after this, history informs us, his widow and 
eleven children (eight of them girls) had been reduced to ex- 
treme want and compelled to take refuge in a convent. It is 
quite possible that later on their influential connections made 
some provision for them, as the sons are later found enjoying 
certain positions of some distinction, but two of the latter, Philip 
and Lamoral, became embroiled in political troubles, as had their 
father before them, though less creditably, and falling into dis- 
g^ce, brought fresh disaster to the family. It seems there was 
cause enough in those days for an Egmont to desire to seek new 
lands and endeavor to forget. 

Genealogical Records. 

I. CoRNELis Segerse Egmont (van Egmont, van Voorhout); b. 
about 1599; m. Brechie Jacobsen; b. 155^; d. April, 1667. 


2 Comelis, b. 162 1 ; m. Catalyntje Frans. 

3 Qaes, b. 1623 ; m. Brechie Maryns. 

Lysbeth, b. 1627; m. (i) Gysbert Comelise van Weesp; 

m. (2) Francis Boon. 
Seger, b. 1629 ; m. Jannetje Teunise Van Vechten. 
Jannetie, b. 1633 ; m. Jacob Janse Schermerhom. 

4 Neeltje, b. 1635 ; m. Hans Carelse Toll. 

Cornells Segerse van Egmont made a contract with Patroon 
Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Aug. 25, 1643, ^tnd sailed from Amsterdam 

be necessary to establish the real facts of the case or at least the most reason- 
able probabilities. But the author hardly believes that the last theory of the 
origin of the name was likely in connection with Cornelis Segers. He may 
have had good reason for discarding the Egmont name upon his arrival in 
America, but its recurrence in later generations certainly would seem to con- 
vey to it an importance which could hardly be derived from the condition of a 
mere residence in a place. If the last were principally considered, then 
*' van Voorhout ** would have been continued as the family name. 

1915.] Some of Its Branches. 347 

in Sept., 1643, on het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck with his wife 
and children. On his arrival in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, he 
took up a farm, formerly occupied by Brant Peelen, on Castle 
Island, near Albany (opposite Bethlehem, Albany Co.). In 1644 
his rent consisted of 276 schepels of wheat and 320 schepels of oats, 
which was by far the highest rent of any of the farms in Rens- 
selaerswyck at that time. In 1646 he took over from Adrian Van- 
derdoncic the other farm on Castle Island, called Welysburgh, thus 
coming into possession of the entire Island (V). He was one of 
the largest farmers, if not the largest, of the period, in Rensselaers- 
wyck. He maintained a brewery on his property as well (A i). 
In an undated will (1643-8) the sixth child Lysbeth is mentioned 
as being married and not living with them and therefore not assist- 
ing them in "acquiring property, shall receive as an acknowledge- 
ment, one pound Flemish," and nothing else. In 165 1 there were 
13 horses and 22 cows on the farm of Comelis Segerse and the 
farm contained 70 morgens (140 acres) and the annual rent was 
1210 florins (V). Among those signing the oath of fidelit]^ to the 
Patroon, May 21, 1653, are foimd the names of Comelis Segers and 
Comelis Comelise van Voorhout (A 2). On May 12, 1654, Cor- 
nells Segersen was appointed guardian of two children of Gysbert 
Comelissen, deceased, at the request of the mother, Elisabeth Cor- 
nelissen (B). Comelis Segerse speculated considerably in Albany 
real estate, purchasing property in 1654, 1657 and 1658, some of 
which he later sold. In 1667 he was the owner of a lot in Albany 
on the S. W. comer of what is now Columbia St. and Broadway 
(E). He made his will Nov. 22, 1662, which he signed "Comelis 
Segers van Voorhout." The following children were mentioned: 
Qaes Comelissen, deceased; Lysbeth, the wife of Sr. F. Boon; 
Jannetie, the wife of Jacob Schermerhom; Neeltie, the wife of 
Hans Carelsen (D). His name last appears in Albany County 
Records, Jan. 2, 1676-7. 

2. CoRNELis CoRNELiSE, son of (i) Comelis Segerse Egmont and 
Brechie Jacobsen; b. 1621; m. Catalyntje Frans, who d. 1690-1, in 
New York. She was a widow in March, 1669, when she married 
in New York, Dirck Teunissen. 

Children : 

5 Seger, m. Femmetje Laurens Sluys. (Record follows.) 
Jacob, m. Mch. 27, 1678, in New York, Geertje Pieters, 

"van N. Amersfort." 

6 Marritje, m. Elias Post. (Record follows.) 

7 Lysbeth, m. Wamer Wessels, Jr. (Record follows.) 

8 Maghdalena, m. Jacob Franse Van Dyck. (Record fol- 


Comelis, son of Comelis Segerse, sometimes si^ed his name 
Comelis Comelise van Voorhout, undoubtedly to distinguish him- 
self from others by name of Comelis Comelise. His name first 

34.8 Genealogical Notes on a very Old New York Family and [Oct 

appears in Colonial records, when May 21, 1653, he with his father, 
signed the oath of fidelity to the Patroon, signing his name Comelis 
Comelisz van Voorhout (A 2). According to the Van Rensselaer 
papers, he is charged from Jan. 31, 1652, to Jan. 31, 1658, with an 
annual rent of fioo, apparently for 6 morgens (12 acres) of land 
in Greenbush, formerly owned by Christoffel Davids, which were 
leased to Teunis Dircksz van Vechten, Jan. 31, 1650, and would 
seem to have been occupied by Comelis Cornelise after that year 
(V). Between 1654 and 1659 there are records of numerous real 
estate transactions between Comelis Cornelise and others, although 
in some of these cases it is possible some other Comelis Cornelise 
was the one involved. He evidently maintained a brewery on his 
property in Greenbush, which is mentioned in 1661 and again in 
1667 when it was disposed of at sheriff's sale (B). His name ap- 
pears last on public records, July 3, 1668, when Cornelis Cornelise 
van Voorhout was witness to power of attomey given by Tys 
Evertse de Goyer to Jacob Schermerhom on the latter's departure 
to Holland (G). Cornelis Cornelise evidently died in 1668, and 
probably the »next year his family removed to New Amsterdam, 
undoubtedly at the instance of the brother-in-law, Francis Boon, 
who had located there. 

3. Claes Cornelise, son of (x) Cornelis Segerse Egmont and 
Brechie Jacobsen; b. 1623; d. before Nov. 22, 1662; m. Oct. 17, 
1649, ^ New York, Brechie Maryns, dau. of Mar3m Adriaensen 
van der Veere* and Lysbet Tyssen. Brechie Maryns m. (2) Jan 
Tyssz Goes and d. before Feb. i, 1663 (B & T). 

♦Maryn (Marinus, Marin) Adriansz (Adriaensen) van der Veere en- 
tered into an agreement with Patroon Kiliaen Van Rensselaer at Amsterdam, 
on Jan. 12, 163 1, to engage in the planting of tobacco at Rensselaerswyck, for 
a period of three years. He had evidently been in America previously, as the 
farm on which he was to locate was one "which he began to clear before his 
departure," and also referred to was "a son born before in that coiuitry." 
He sailed for America in "de Eendrachf shortly after July 7, 1631, with 
his wife Lysbet Thyssen, a child and four or five assistants. He located on 
property "on the north side of Fort Orange (Albany)," and in July, 1632, 
was appointed one of the schepens and councilors of Rensselaerswydc. But 
he was evidently unsuccessful in tobacco planting, a situation being reached as 
late as April 23, 1634, causing the dissatisfaction of Patroon Van Rensselaer, 
who expressed the wish that he could have employed Maryn instead as a 
"skipper to cruise along the coasts of New Netherland" for trading pur- 
poses (V.). Soon after, Mzryn must have removed to New Amsterdam and 
on February 19, 1639, Claes Cornelissen Swits deeded to him a house and 
plantation on the North River. On August 16, 1641, he received by deed 
from Hendrick Jansen another piece of property and September 20, 1642, 
he deeded to Jan Jansen Damen, land in Smith's Valley (C). He was one 
of the "12 men" chosen by Kieft August 29, 1641, to aid the latter in the 
direction of the affairs of the colony. 

Maryn Adriaensen took active part in the early Indian troubles with 
which New Amsterdam was concerned. On one occasion in 1641, the 
burghers became dissatisfied with official action in connection with an affair 
resulting in die murder of Claes Cornelissen Swits by an Indian of a neigh- 
boring tribe. The Chiefs promised to deliver the murderer to New Amster- 
dam for punishment, but actually could not be brought to do so. Maryn 

1915.] Some of Its Branches* 349 

Chfldren : 

Mar3m, b. 1651. 

9 Jacob, b. 1653; m. Maria Lucasz. (Record follows.) 
Lysbeth, b. 1655; possibly the Lysbeth Qaese who m. (i) 

Jan Harris, and m. (2) July 12, 1694, in Albany, Jean 
Kerr. (On May 23, 1673, a "Lysbeth Qaes Wipp, j. d. 
van N. Albanien" m. in New York, "William Horn 
(Horns, Holmes)." They had daughters Brechtie, 
Marie, Jannetje, Judith and Presilly, tfie last baptised, 
Nov. 3, 1697. "Wip" was attached to the name of 
Seger Comelise in several early records.) 

10 Tryntje, b. 1658; m. (i) Elias Van Gyseling; m. (2) 

William Haal (Hall). (Record follows.) 

Adriaensen and two others representing the burghers-at-large petitioned the 
Director, William Kieft, for permission, therefore, to descend upon the 
Indians, who were encamped at Corlaers Hook and teach them a lesson. 
Kieft granted the authority (February 25, 1642) and a party of burghers 
and soldiers led by Maryn Adriaensen and Abraham Planck attacked the 
Indians two or three days later, killing many and taking a number of pris- 
oners. This led to considerable later complication in the community's dealings 
with the Indians, and various aflFrays. On one occasion in which the maize 
of the Indians had been stolen by some of the settlers, the Indians had in 
return burned some houses of the latter. This led to an upbraiding of Maryn 
Adriaensen as having been the original cause of this trouble. Maryn's own 
bam had been burned and he took the upbraiding much to heart Blaming 
Director Kieft for endeavoring to shift responsibility, he became so wrought 
up that he proceeded to the Director's house with sword and pistol in han^. 
and addressing him saying, "What devilish lies art thou reporting of me?** 
would have caused serious disturbance had it not been for the quick action 
of some bystanders who overpowered and disarmed him. He was thereupo)i 
arrested and sent to Holland for trial despite the protests of many of the 
burghers who desired that he be pardoned (F.). Undoubtedly his sentence 
was not severe as he returned to New Amsterdam and on May 9, 1647, 
received a patent of land called Awiehaken on the west side of the Nordi 
River bounded on the North by Hoboken Kill (C). He died before May 
4, 1654, when his widow, "married yesterday to "Geerlief Michielsen," re- 
quested that guardians be appointed over her minor son Tys Marynsen in 
order that the paternal estate mi^ht be settled, and mentioned "her daugh- 
ter residing at Fort Orange, who is now come with her husband" (T.). 

Maryn Adriaensen was undoubtedly a figure of some individuality in 
the early days of New Amsterdam. He possessed little or no respect for 
Director Kieft and in the many papers relating to the attempted assassination, 
his character is described in various terms. The following extract will give 
some idea of what certain of the officials thought of him : "Maryn Adriaen- 
sen a resident of this place and formerly one of the freebooters and sailors 
of Compaan having at different times behaved very insolently, as endeavor- 
ing to force his way on board the Company's ship, when ships arrive, accost- 
ing the Director these times with quite an unbearable arrogance and abusing 
his good will and aflFection for the community . . ." (F.). But however 
this may have been Maryn had much influence among the citizens and was 
distinctly a leader amonjj them as is evidenced by the long deliberations and 
legal procedure following Maryn's hotheaded assault upon Kieft, in an 
endeavor to get at the true facts of the case. One of Maryn's men, in fact, 
was killed in attempting to rescue him. We can hardly judge of the rights 
of the case as presented in the various documents, but it is even quite possible 
^at Maryn may have had much excuse for his attitude. 

350 Genealogical Notes on a very Old New York Family and [Oct. 

Qaes Comelise, second son of Cornells Segers, in one or two 
instances signed his name Claes Comelise van Voorhout. It would 
appear, however, that in most cases the latter termination was not 
used. He occupied a farm on Papscanee Island, near Albany, from 
1648 to 1658, and in 1650, this farm contained 28 morgens (56 
acres) and there were employed thereon, 7 horses and 10 cows (V). 
On Feb. i, 1663, his children were mentioned, with ages given, 
and agreements made that Jan Tyssen, their stepfather, sup- 
port Mar3m and Jacob, the other two to be supported by their next. 
of kin (B). 

Gysbert Cornelise van Weesp, first husband of Lysbeth, daugh- 
ter of (i) Cornelis Segers Egmont, was in Amsterdam as early as June, 
1639, and in 1641 was in Rensselaerswyck (V). He had evidently 
been in the service of the West India Co., accounts being men- 
tioned as due him in early records (C). He was also called Gysbert 
"op de Berg" from the fact of his having a farm called the "Hooge 
Berg" situated on the east side of the Hudson River a little below 
Albany, which he rented in 1649. He was also referred to as Gys- 
bert Comelise "waert" (tavern keeper) and his name is also found 
expressed as Gysbert Comelise :Ouwerkerk. He died between Oc- 
tober 25, 1653, and August 22, 1654 (J & V). His lot in Albany 
was on the south side of Maiden Lane, between N. Pearl and James 
Sts. (E). 

Francis (Francois) Boon, second husband of Lysbeth Cor- 
nelise Egmont, was born in 1629 and married the latter shortly after 
her husband's death in 1653-4 (F & G). He was an Indian trader 
(L 55) and some years after his marriage removed to New Am- 
sterdam. His property in Albany included what is now a strip 
comprising the entire south side of Maiden Lane, between N. Pearl 
and James Sts. (E). His name appears in Albany records between 
1654 and 1663, when he is mentioned as Treasurer of the Town 
Revenue ( 1659) ; Deputy to accompany La Montagne to the Esopus 
to meet the Director-General (1659) and Magistrate, 1658, 59,60,62, 
and 63 (C & G). He figures in New Amsterdam records from 1660 
to 1669, when he is mentioned as Attorney, Deacon and Alderman, 
1668, 69 (C, F & T). He probably removed to New York in late 
1663 or early 1664, as January 13, 1664, he and his wife Lysbeth 
joined the N. Y. Ref . Dutch Church. Boon's place of business was 
at the "Marketfield" on the east side of Broadway, New Amster- 
dam, opposite Bowling Green (V 49). He became a man of wealth 
and after some years* residence in New Amsterdam, removed to the 
West Indies, where his wife, Lysbeth, died (V 55). The writer 
has made no serious attempt to determine the extent of his family. 
A son, Jacob, was baptized June 6, 1666, in New York, and a Frans 
Boon (widower of Marritie Remmits), possibly another son, was 
married February 12, 1697, to Catharine Blanck, in New York. 
Records show that a Francis Bond lived on the Island of Barbadoes 
as early as 1678 (S). He was bom in Bodruyn, Cornwall, England, 

1915.] Some of Its Branches. 35 1 

and in 1696 was President of the Council in Barbadoes. He died 
Aug. 3, 1699 (N). The names of the following who may have been 
related to Francis Boon are found among the early N. Y. Dutch 
records, the name being expressed as Boon, Boons, Boom, Booms, 
Bone, Bones, Bonnen, Bonen: Agnietje, 1655-75; Jannetje, 1655-76; 
Metje, 1659 ; Mathys, 1659 ; Dirck, 1672 ; Annetie, 1680. A Richard 
Boone was the father of Thomas of St. John's, Dominica, who died 
in New York, Sept-Oct, 1771 (S). 

Seger Cornelise, third son of (i)Cornelis Segerse, apparently 
left no issue. At least no record has been found of any, after very 
careful search. He died June 24, 1662, of a knife wound inflicted the 
day before at the tavern of Anthonis Jansz, in Albany, by Andries 
Herbertsz Constapel, whom he had severely wounded in the head 
with a piece of wood (B). (When two fought with knives, a 
custom of frequent occurrence at this time, the survivor was held 
guilty of murder if he stabbed his antagonist and death ensued; 
but only of manslaughter if he cut or slashed him. In 1642 fight- 
ing with knives was wholly prohibited (A 10).) The records seem 
to show that Seger was of very mischievous and dissipated char- 
acter, a frec^uenter of drinking places and quarrelsome. His name 
is first mentioned in an action by Martin, the Brewer, July 7, 1654, 
when the latter stated that "Se^er Comelissen had broken in the 
door of their house, because they would not let him in and give 
him to drink." A record of Aug. 9, 1654, is to the effect that "Dc 
Vryes complains of Seeger Comelis and Harmen Herpertse (?) 
for ringing bells at his door and before his house, and complains 
of their blowing horns at him, in presence of Jillis Pieterse and the 
neighbors about there" (G). On May 29, 1657, evidences of an- 
other quarrel appear when a judgment against Steven Jansen was 
brought for wounding Seger Comelissen Wip, with a knife (C). 
Nothing else excepting a tew minor real estate and other transac- 
tions are recorded of him. As his brother Qaes Comelissen testi- 
fied against him in the episode with Martin the Brewer, it seems 
likely that even his own family had little sympathy with him, and 
his untimely death must have been brought about through his own 
recklessness and dissipated habits. 

J ANNETIE CoRNELiSE, dau. of (i) Comelis Segers Egmont and 
Brechie Jacobsen. See Schermernam Genealogy^ 1914. 

4. Neeltje Corneuse, dau. of (i) Comelise Segerse Egmont and 
Brechie Jacobsen, b. 1635; d* bef. April i, 1670; m. Hans Carelse 

Children : 

11 Card Hanse, b. about 1660; m. Lysbeth Danielse Rinck- 

hout (Record follows.) 

12 Rachel Hanse, b. about 1665; m. (i) David Willemse 

Marinus; m. (2) Jeremi Tickston. (Record follows). 

35 2 Genealogical Notes on a very Old New York Family, [Oct. 

Hans Carelse Toll was in New Amsterdam between 1659 and 
1666, in most cases during this period, his name being expressed 
as Hans Carelsen. In 1662 he is mentioned as Hans Carelsen Noor- 
jnan (K), and his name appears in Albany Coimty Records, Dec. 9, 
1659, as Hans Carelsen Toll. On April i, 1671, were married in New 
York, "Hans Carelsen, widower of Neeltie Cornells, residing at 
Albany," and "Geertje Teunis, widow of Cors Janszen, residing 
here at N. Yorck." The house of Hans Carelsen in Albany is 
mentioned May 10, 1671 (B). Hans Carelsen died before May 20, 
1685, ^ ^^ ^^^ A^X<t his widow married Francisco Anthony (T). 

Key to References. 
Index, Name of Book. 

A. I. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, VoL i. 

A. 2. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, Vol. 2. 

A. 3. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, Vol. 6. 

A. 8. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, Vol. 8. 

A. 9. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, Vol. 9. 
A 10. Albany Annals, Munsell, 1850-60, Vol. 10. 

B. Albany County Records, County Qcrk's Office, Albany, N. Y. 

C. Calendar of N. Y. Historical MSS. —Dutch, 1630-64; English, 1664- 

1776; O'Callaghan, 1865, 66. 

D. Calendar of Wills, Fernow, 1896 (Soc. Col. Dames). 

E. Collections on the History of Albany, Munsell, 1865-71. 

F. Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York, CCal- 

laghan, 1853-87 . 

G. Early Records of the History of the City and County of Albany, 

Pearson, 1869. 
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L. Manual of the Common Council of New York, Valentine. 
L.49. Same for 1849. 
L. 50. Same for 1850. 
L.53. Same for 1853. 
L.55. Same for 1855. 
L.63. Same for 1863. 

M. Minutes of the Common Council of New York. 
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X. Hudson-Mohawk Genealogies. 
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General Authorities. 

Baptismal and marriage records of Reformed Dutch Churches of Albany, 
New York, Schenectady and Kingston. 

( (To be continued.) 

IQIS'J Thacher-Tkatcher dnealogy, 353 


By John R. Totten, 

Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. 

(Continaed from Vol. XLVI., p. a68, of the Rbcord.) 

1 102. Eliza^ Taylor (Desire,* Thacher, Deacon Josiah,' Judah,* 
Hon. Col. John," Antony,* Rev. Peter^), born at Yarmouth, 

Mass., October 23rd, 1794, Thursday; died , at ; 

she married (subsequent to May 28th, 1828, the date 

of death of Matthew Crowell Hallet's first wife), to Matthew 
Crowell Hallett, as his second wife; he was bom at Yar- 
mouth, May 25th, 1787; he lived at Yarmouth; died , 

at ; he was a son of Ebenezer Hallet (bom May 22nd, 

1750, at Yarmouth; died October 29th, 1832, aged 82, at 
Yarmouth, and was buried there in Old Cemetery; grave- 
stone; married March 14th, 1776) and his wife Elizabeth 
Crowell (bora April lOth, 1755; died July 31st, 1828, in her 
74th year, and was buried in Old Cemetery, Yarmouth; 
gravestone), of Yarmouth, Mass. 

Children: 6 (Hallet) sons, all bom at Yarmouth, Mass. 

1947 i. Matthew Crowell,® bora August 31st, 1829; 

died September 8th, 1870. 

1948 i. Son,® bora July 24th (or 27th), 1831; died 

August 2nd (or July 30), 1831, at Yarmouth, 
Mass., and was buried there in Old Cemetery; 

1949 iii. Randall,® bom May 29th, 1832; died August 

29th, 1832, at Yarmouth, and was buried there 
in Old Cemetery; gravestone. 

1950 iv. Thacher, ist,* bom December 24th, 1833 (or 

January ist, 1834) ; died December 12th, 1834, 
at Yarmoutfi (aged 11 months, 12 days), and 
was buried there in Old Cemetery ; gravestone. 

195 1 V. Thacher, 2nd,® bom September 8th, 1835; died 

March 22nd, 1837, at Yarmouth, aged i year, 
6 months and 14 days, and was buried there in 
Old Cemetery; gravestone. 

1952 vi. Daniel,® bom February 19th, 1838; died May 

19th, 1839, at Yarmouth, aged i year, 3 months, 
and was buried there in Old Cemetery ; grave- 

Matthew Crowell Hallet married, first, in 1812, to Rebecca 
Parker, who died in Yarmouth, May 28th, 1828, in her 42nd year, 
and was buried in Old Cemetery, Yarmouth ; gravestone. 


354 Thachir'Thatcher Genealogy. [Oct. 

Authorities : 
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 233. 
Yarmouth Graveyard Inscriptions, pp. 17, 19, 20. 
Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Families, No. 75, p. 6; No. 84, p. 4* 7* 8, 11. 

1 104. Thacher^ Taylor ( Desire^ Thacher, Deacon Josiah," Judah/ 
Hon. Col. John/ Antony,* Rev. Peter*), bom at Yarmouth, 
Mass., March 25th, 1798, Sunday; died , at ; mar- 
ried , i860 (according to Yarmouth Cape Cod Families, 

No. 75, p. 6), at (Yarmouth probably'), to Charlotte 

Dustin* Snow (see No. 1953), bom Yarmouth, Mass., ; 

died , at . She was a daughter of Washington 

Snow (bom Harwich, Mass., April 5th, 1795, son of Edward 
and Lydia (Ellis) Snow, of Harwich, Mass.) and his wife 

Charlotte Dustin (see No. 1108) (bom , 1796 (about) ; 

died ). 

Children: (Taylor) ? 

If the record of this marriage as taken from Yarmouth Cape 
Cod Families f No. 75, p. 6, is correct as having taken place in i860, 
then Thacher^ Taylor was 62 years of age at the time of this mar- 
riage, and there probably was no issue. 

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 233, and correc- 
tions thereto, p. 46A. 

Yarmouth Register Cape Cod Fami