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INTRODUCTION. 



SMALL as this book is, it is yet much larger, and has called for 
much more labor and inquiry, than it was supposed would be 
necessary in order to complete a pretty full register of the descend- 
ants of Deacon John Bridge. 

I have been helped in my work in unlooked-for ways, and to an 
unexpected extent. Now and then, too, I have been baffled in secur- 
ing information which I had thought easily attainable. Grateful to 
many, whom I may not mention, for their aid and interest. 1 must 
particularly express my indebtedness to a few. for important services 
necessarv to any approach towards completeness which I may have 
been able to make in some branches. 

In the line of the second Matthew, helped by the energetic kind- 
ness of Mrs. E. I. Lovett. and of Miss Anne M. Kilham. we have a 
nearlv complete genealogy. One great trouble has been in tracing 
the line of Nathaniel the Teacher. But even here the good services 
of Mrs. Waldo Adams, and of Mr. S. J. Bridge, have finally availed 
to make the tale, for the most part, tolerably perfect. 

The study of the line of Joseph has been perplexing, and the 
results more defective than I had reason to hope. Many of his 
descendants have shown a hearty wish to help me. but no one could 
furnish much other desired matter than what facts each could tell 
about his own family. 

Of this line I am indebted to Mr. Charles A. Bridge of Boston for 
his active interest in the work, which led him to suggest the issue of 
circulars of inquiry among the descendants of Deacon John Bridge, 
and for his kind offer to attend to the printing of these circulars. 
The Lev. William D. Bridge of New Haven, also of this line, seemed 
eager, by the issue of circulars and otherwise, to give me effi- 
cient aid. 

Several members of this family early strayed widely from home. 
George, one of the grandsons, may have settled in Madison County. 
in Central New York. If so. a register of many of his posterity 



4 INTRODUCTION. 

might be made. But that this was the fact was not evident enough, 
nor was the account of the New York family precise and full enough, 
to determine me to follow out his line. 

Mr. Charles Bridge of Albany has furnished a large part of the 
matter concerning the children of Ebenezer, son of John, and has 
introduced me to a correspondence which has enabled us to trace 
most of that line. The interest of Mr. Guv Sylvester Bridge in his 
family line has been of good service to us both. 

For an account of the posterity of Franklin Bridge, a grandson 
of Samuel, I am indebted to Mr. Edward C. Lowe of Water- 
ville. Me. 

To Miss Hannah E. North I am very grateful for several items 
of information with regard to Samuel's descendants, and for the 
opportunity to examine the Bible owned by the first Matthew, and 
to study the results of large labors in England ; though, as these 
labors seemed to me to lead to no certain conclusion, I have not 
thought it well to present any digest of them here. 

Beside the important help he has rendered in tracing many of the 
descendants of Matthew and of John, I am indebted to Mr. Samuel J. 
Bridge for invaluable services, both direct and indirect, in my study 
of his own branch, — that of the descendants of Samuel. Indeed, a 
large part of the merit of this genealogy, whatever that merit may 
be, is due to him who moved me to undertake it, and who has con- 
tinually been eager to do all in his power, by inquiry and otherwise, 
to render it full and free from imperfections. 

WILLIAM F. BRIDGE. 
Foster's Crossing, Ohio, 
Jan., 1884. 

I have sometimes had occasion to change the dates which I have 
found in books or manuscripts to make them correspond with tran- 
scripts from town records, or from the registers of family Bibles. I 
cannot, of course, hope that I have fallen into no errors in this 
matter of dates. I can only say that I have been as cautious and 
carefnl as possible. 



THE 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BEIDGE. 

DEACON JOHN BRIDGE. 

JOHN BRIDGE, whose descendants we are to trace, was horn, 
we may with reason take for granted, in Essex County. Eng- 
land, about the year 1578. 

His parentage seems undiscoverable. All that we know suggests 
or favors the conclusion that he was near of kin, cousin, or. perhaps, 
brother, of William Bridge, the steadfast and respected Noncon- 
formist divine of Norwich, who was a prominent member of the 
Westminster Assembly, and author of discourses that are still read 
and prized. 

John, undoubtedly, was a Franklin, a good representative of a 
class whose character is depicted by a writer of that time as •• One 
whose outside is an ancient yeoman of England, though his inside 
may give arms with the best gentleman and never see the herald. 
He is lord 'paramount within himself; and, to end all, he cares not 
when his end comes. He needs not fear his audit, for his quietus is 
in Heaven." 

That he was of a lineage respectable for character is clear, not 
only from what we know of himself, but from whatever mention we 
can find of those of his name in that generation. 

self-respect, and a special regard to religious obligation - to 

mark them all. 

They were intelligent, sincere Puritans. And m: was a mai 
in-- all honor. A man of the people, in earnest, without pretense, 
without putting himself forward. lie left England, he had 

won. by his integrity, energy, and intelligence, the confidence and 
regard of those of higher social rank: and. from the day he joined 
the colony in the New World, he was evidently a trusted and efficient 
leader. 



6 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BRIDGE. 

He came to New England with the Braiutree Company, or with 
the Hooker Company, as it was indifferently called. This company 
reached Mount Wollaston, and was assigned to Cambridge in 
1632. 

This was the year before that in which Hooker himself came. 
John was probably from Chelmsford. Braintree, or that neighbor- 
hood. . Various circumstances lead to this conclusion. Among 
others, his intimacy, which seems to have been close, with Hooker 
and with Shepherd. 

Hooker had not been here eight months, when, on May 14. 1634, 
many of the Newtown people asked leave of the General Court to 
look out for " enlargement or removal." 

••Without understanding their plan." says Palfrey, "leave was 
granted." In the following September, Hooker, with others, pro- 
posed a removal to the Connecticut Valley. He urged, among other 
reasons, their poverty, their inability to support their minister, their 
being crowded, and the strong ! ">nf of spirit thither. 

It seems not improbable that Hooker's dissatisfaction with his 
position at Cambridge, conceived so soon after his arrival here, was 
the occasion of John Bridge's urging Shepherd to come over, to 
which reference has been so often made ; with the assurance, as 
Shepherd says, of finding a place in the colon}- for him. 

However that may be. we know that after a previous unsuccessful 
attempt to leave England. Shepherd did reach our shores in Oct., 
L635. And in the following June Hooker started with his large 
company for the west. 

Hooker drew off with him to the banks of the Connecticut a large 
portion of the early settlers of Cambridge. Bridge, however, had 
evidently, from the first, determined to establish himself permanently 
in the New Towne. Accordingly, on the August after the June when 
the dissatisfied Cambridge men first asked leave to go elsewhere, one 
hundred acres of land on the west side of Charles River are granted 
to Symon Willard, seventy-five acres to John Bridge, and twenty-five 
to Dollard Davis. 

And the next year, the Proprietor's Records tell of the grant of 
land iust mentioned, and. beside, describe in the following manner 
his house-lot in connection with others. 

•• Grant to Dollard Davis. June 4, 1635 one house-lot of half a 
rood more or less ; Water Street northwest John Bridg southwest, 
William Andrews northeast. William Westwood east." 

I copy from Mr. Horace Davis's sketch of his ancestor. Dolor 
Davis, the above quotation. The place of John's first house at Cam- 



DEACON JOHN BRIDGE. 7 

bridge is marked in the map which Mr. Paige has prefixed to his 
history of the town according to the plan herewith given. It will be 
observed that in the re-distribution of the lots in 1C42. after the 
departure of Hooker and his company, John had disposed of his lot 
(50) and took Lot 42. on the northeast corner of Winthrop (Long) 
and of Holyoke (Crooked) Street. 



NORTH. 



John Bridse, 
K4-2. ' 
Lot No. 42. 



Long Street, now Winthrop Street. 



WEST. 



Lot 4'.'. 

Dolor Davis 

i rood. 



Lot 48. 
Win. Westwood. 
I rood. 



| rood. 

John Bridge, 1038. 

Lot 50. 



1 rood. 

Thomas Fisher 

Lot 51. 



Marsh Lam-, now South Street. 



SOUTH. 



EAST. 



But we have no reason to suppose John ever lived on Lot No. 42. 
On the contrary, about 1638, he owned a house and about twelve 
acres of land on Brattle Street, where was his permanent home. 
Mr. S. J. Bridge has ascertained, beyond a doubt on his part, that 
the Craigie House, Washington's Headquarters, the home of Long- 
fellow, now stands on this land. 

A- hi- friend Shepherd, whom he had helped to draw from Eng- 
land, refused the solicitations of Hooker to follow that pioneer, so 
our ancestor was bound all the more to remain at Cambridge to be 
the constant assistant and supporter of his pastor and friend. 



8 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BRIDGE. 

John Bridge was a man of "deeds, not words," so we have but 
little but the record of what he did. or was called to do, handed 
down by which to judge of him. Bnt these things he was set to do, 
so numerous, so important for the service of the infant colony, prove 
him to have been of good common sense, of sound, roundabout judg- 
ment, of unbending integrity, and of an unwearied energy. He 
made these qualities serve for a liberal education and for a high 
descent. 

And therefore it was because of these well trained and exorcised 
faculties of his that he is made of use in all sorts of public service 
from the start. 

The town is to be organized ; he is put upon the first Board of 
" Townsmen," as its selectmen were then called, men to whom the 
general oversight of all town affairs was to be entrusted. And he 
continues so to serve for at least twelve years, almost consecutively, 
while the new office, peculiar to New England, and established in 
Cambridge, among the first towns to adopt it, is getting its work 
defined and is taking its character. 

It was not till 1634 that ecclesiastical and civil affairs began to be 
regarded as belonging to separate provinces in the Colony. Natu- 
rally, — almost, or quite of necessity. — men of intelligent earnest- 
ness, who regarded their religious obligations their most important, 
their all-iucluding, obligations, and who left a cherished home very 
reluctantly, and only at the call of an imperative duty, solely because 
they were hindered in their fidelity to those obligations, — such men, 
in the circumstances of the Puritan Fathers, would nut conceive 
of the idea of a government for themselves apart from their 
church. 

But very soon experience taught that some distinction must lie 
made. Connected with the dawning of the idea of such a distinction 
was the plan adopted of sending representatives to a general court, 
which should have management of civil affairs. Hitherto, all free- 
men, that is. all church members, took direct part in the government. 
It was not till 1G36 that representation was first roughly apportioned, 
allowing no representative to a town of less than ten freemen, one 
representative to twenty freemen or less, two to forty, and to no 
town more than three. And the next year, and for the three follow- 
ing years, John Bridge must find leisure from church and town 
affairs, for a time, to go to the infant Legislature, where he is imme- 
diately put upon committees of diverse kinds, to run town line-, to 
lay out lands, to do whatever seems most important for the forming 
State. 



DEACON JOHN BBIDGE. 

The church at New Towne is organized in 1635. He is chosen at its 
start its deacon, — chosen, that is, to the most honored office a layman 
could then hold, an office which implied its holder was recoguized as a 
head man in the community not less than in the church. The church, 
indeed, was the community, or stood for it. In this Commonwealth. 
where church members were the only citizens to whom the franchises 
ged, the officers of the church discharged very many of the 
duties of the magistrates even when the distinction between civil 
and ei - ical affairs had long been recognized. And they re- 

ceived a deference greater than the magistrates, as such, could ordi- 
narily claim. All grants of lands, for example, were theu certified 
by a committee consisting of ministers and deacons. 

The school is started in 1636. In 1642, it is directed that, " ac- 
cording Order of Court for Townsmen to see to Education of 
Children. John Bridge shall take care of all families on tha side of 
the highway his hor.se is ou." 

Thus, as townsman aud statesman, and as one interested in the 
intellectual, moral, and religious welfare of the infant colony, our 
ancestor wrought his disinterested, modest, faithful, busy, honorable 
life into the life of the Commonwealth for more than thirty years. 
To bless his posterity, there is left on our early Colony State Papers 
the record of his useful activity in the varied important work bidden 
him to do. For his undoubted fidelity, let his posterity pronounce 
him, top, blessed, and honor his name by cherishing a like fidelity, 
aud a like modest, hearty, intelligent, carefully-trained consecration 
of themselves to the common weal ; that they may be ready in their 
lot, a- he was in his. to do the efficient, beneficent service for which 
the State will ever have abundant occasion to call. 



10 FIRST A>\ : 



FIRST GENERATION. 
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DEACOB JOHN BRIDGE. 



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When the Brst parish lax was laid, we find the four leading- tax- 
payers to have been Samuel Stone, William Munroe, Benjamin 
Muzzay, and Matthew Bridge. 

It is noteworthy that the community at Cambridge was, from its 
general intelligence, for which it was distinguished, or on some other 
account, but little troubled by presumed eases of witchcraft; and 
that, in perhaps the only important instance of supposed possession, 
the victims were declared innocent. Two certificates to the Christian 
character of Winnefret Holman, and to her evident freedom from all 
signs of possession are presented, which we may suppose released 
her from her danger. These are now valuable witnesses of the good 
sense and intelligence of John Palfrey and of Matthew Bridge, who 
are prominent signers of the one, and of Anne (Danforth) Bridge, 
Elizabeth Bridge, and John Bridge, who signed the other. 

In 1643, Matthew became a member of the Artillery Company. 
In the same year, he m. Anne, dan. of Nicholas and Elizabeth 
(Svmmes) Danforth. 

Nicholas Danforth, son of Thomas, and grandson of Thomas, 
father of a distinguished line, and himself an honored man, came 
from Framingham, County of Suffolk, Eng., in 1634. His wife, 
Elizabeth Svmmes, d. at her English home on Feb. 22, 162'.). 
She was the dau. of Rev. William Symmes, whose father, Wil- 
liam, with his wife, suffered during Queen Mary's reign. Her 
brother, Rev. Zechariah Symmes, came over in 1034, and was settled 
in Charlestown. For these facts concerning Mrs. Danforth, I am 
indebted to the editors of a forthcoming book of the Danforth family, 
that all descendants of John Bridge must eagerly look for. 

Anne Danforth was horn circa 1620; was hap. Nov. 3, 1622, and 
d. Dec. 2, 1704. Matthew d. Dec. 28, 1700. 

1. 1. John, b. June !•">. I'd."): d. in Boston, 1672. 

5. 2. Anne, 1). in 1646; m. June 4, 1668, Samuel, son of John and Grace 
Livermore of Watertown. March 10, 1681, John Livermore con- 
veys by deed to his son Samuel, "as a recompense of that dutiful 
obedience that the said Samuel hath yielded to. aid thereby hath 
,, through God's blessing, a comfort and a support to the said 
John and family," his homestead. 34 acres, with a dwelling-house, 
etc. Also 20 acres of woodland. See Pond's Watertown, Liver- 
more, 20. Anne was ancestress of many distinguished persons, 
especially in the church. 

0. ■). Martha. 0. Jan. 1 1, 1649; d. Jan. 15. 1650. 

7. 4. Matthew (1). 

8. 5. Samuel, b. Feb. 17. 1653; d. Feb. 25, 1673. 

9. G. Thomas, 0. dune 1. 1655; d. March 28, 1673. 



12 SECOND GENERATION. 

10. 7. Elizabeth, b. Aug-. IT. 1059: m. Jan. 19, 1678, Captain Benjamin, son 

of Edward Garfield, jr., and of Rebecca, his first wife. See Bond, 
Garfield, 5. 17. From Elizabeth descended in the seventh genera- 
tion James Abram Garfield, the late President. For the President's 
line of descent, see Appendix I. For Elizabeth's children, see 
Bond, pp. 232 seq., Benjamin, d. Nov. 28, 1717, and Elizabeth, m. 
her second husband Oct. 25, 1720, Daniel, sou of Fiobert and 
Susanna (George) Harrington. 

(3) Thomas Bridge (3. 2) was b. in England. He early engaged 
in business in Boston. He became a member of the Artillery Com- 
pany in 1643, and was made freeman in 1648. He d., says Paige, 
before Nov. 28, 1651, but perhaps not till 165G. at about the same 
time with his wife. Her name was Dorcas. We can trace only one 
child to Thomas and Dorcas Bridge. 

11. 1. Dorcas, b. Feb. 10. 1619. After the decease of her parents, she lived 

with her grandfather, John, who was her guardian. She m. Jan. 14, 
1666, Captain Daniel, son of ruling elder Richard and Jane Champ- 
ney. Daniel was b. March 9, 1645, and d. Xov. 19, 1091. Dorcas 
d. Feb. 7, 1081. 

1. Dorcas, b. Aug. 22. 1667. 

2. Daniel, b. Dec. 14, 1669. 

3. Thomas, b. Sept. 12, 1673. 
1. Noah, b. Sept. 27. 1(;77. 

5. Downing, b. June 1, 1080 ; d. June 27, 1705. 

6. Abigail, b. April 20. 1683. 

Dorcas Champney m. May 0. 1690, Nicholas Bowes, whose son, 
Rev. Nicholas Bowes, of Bedford, in. Lucy. dau. of Rev. Thomas 
Hancock of Lexington. The dau. of Rev. Nicholas and Lucy (Han- 
cock) Bowes, also named Lucy. in. Rev. Jonas Clark of Lexington, 
whose dan. Mary was wife of Rev. Henry Ware, sen., D.I). A 
grandson of Dr. Ware, and so a descendant of the first deacon of 
the Cambridge Churchuand of its early ruling elder. — Rev. Edward 
Henry Hall. — is now pastor of the First Parish Church in Cambridge. 



DEACON JOHN BRIDGE. 13 



THIRD GENERATION. 

(4) Matthew Bridge (7.4) wu> b. in Cambridge, May 5, 1650. 
As the only surviving son. he inherited a large part of his father's 
estate and he seems to have given himself to the service of his 
neighborhood with even more than his father's en< _ 

Beside serving the town of Lexington on its incorporation as 
Selectman and its Clerk, and for many years as its Treasurer, he dis- 
charged his duty as a soldier in King Philip's War and in the Canadian 
Expedition of 1690. He was also a prominent member of the church. 

He m.. in 1687, Abigail, dan. of Joseph and Mary (Belcher) Rus- 
sel of Cambridge, who was b. May 12, 1668, and d. Dee. 14. 1722. 
Matthew d. May 29, 1738. Joseph was the son of William and 
Martha Russell, and came with his parents from England. Mary was 
dan. of Jeremy aud Mary (Lockwood) Belcher of Ipswich. 

12. 1. Mary, b. June If). 1<;>s : ni. circa 1714. Captain William Russell, who 

d. Nov. 25, 1731, aet. 46. Mary d. Dec. 31, 171 i. 
1. William. H. C. 1735, M.D., who left two daughters, Mary and 
Elizabeth, mentioned in their Aunt Martha's will. 

13. 2. Anne. b. Sept. 12. 1691; m. March 22, 172". Isaac, son of Abraham 

and Mary (Butterfield) Watson. They lived in Waltham. Is 

d. Feb. 27. 1741. Mary d. Aug. 19. 171-. 

1. Abraham, b. Aug. 2<». 1712. 
•J. Isaac, b. Feb. ls^ 1714. 

14. 3. Matthew (a). 

15. 4. Abigail, b. April 1. 1690; m. in 1730. Benjamin, son of Thomas and 

Elizabeth (Lawrence) Whitney of Marlborough. She was his 
second wife. Their children were: — 

1. Abigail, b. May 13, 17:)1 : m. Samuel Austin, a leading and 

patriotic citizen of Boston. She was his second wife, and '1.. a 
widow and childless, May. 1793. 

2. Benjamin, b. May 9, 17:;-_': d. March 1'-'. 1751. 

3. George, b. March 25, 1 7 - - • '» : d. Dec. 26, 17 

4. Samuel, b. Sept. •". 1734. Deso 

5. Anna. 1>. Oct. 27, 1736; m. William Bowes, Dec. 22, 17 II ; d. Jan. 

2. 1762. 

16. 5. Joseph (6). 

17. 6. John (c). 

1". 7. Elizabeth. 1.. Nov. '■>. 1703; '1. in Boston, Jan. 19, 1751. 

19. 8. Samuel 

20. 9. Martha, b. Sept 20, 1707; d. in Boston. April •_"». 1752. 



14 FOUETH GENERATION. 

Elizabeth and Martha lived, after their father's decease, with their 
energetic and faithful sister Abigail, who. early deprived of her hus- 
band, continued his business with the success she deserved, and 
wisely and well conducted the education of her children. See 
•• Account of Descendants of John and Elinor Whitney," and espe- 
cially -Incidents in the Life of Samuel Whitney, and Account of 
his Descendants." by Henry Austin Whitney. Esq., which last is 
•• privately printed." 

Matthew Bridge is said to have divided his main farm of four 
hundred acres, which lay compactly, into four parts, of one hundred 
each, and, on the marriage of each son, he saw to the erection 
of a substantial dwelling-house of two stories, in the best style of the 
time, for the Home of the new family. These four houses are still 
standing "in a good state of preservation." Here the four brothers 
lived through their lives, in harmony. •• provoking each other " only 
•'to good works " of social and civil service. They were men of mark 
in the community, dividing among themselves a very large share of 
the town business. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 
(a) The Family of Matthew Bridge. 

Captain Matthew Bridge (14. 3), who was the oldest son of Mat- 
thew Bridge, jr.. was b. in Lexington. March 1. 1694. ••Gentle- 
man." is his title in the records of his day. He. too. like his father, 
served his native town as Selectman. Town-Clerk. Assessor, and 
Treasurer, doing the duties of one or more of these offices almost 
every year from 1732 to 1749. 

In 1751. he was set off, with his farm, to Waltham. We find an 

entry that in that year he " gave to the town of Waltham. £1 6s. 8d., 

in consideration of his congregating with them." He had bought in 

"1722, from the Bowman family, the large property at the corner of 

Forest and Trapelo Street-. 

He in., March 22. 1720, Abigail, dan. of Nathaniel and Anne 
(Barnard) Bowman, and d. March 25. 1761. Abigail d. June 15, 
1785, set. 86. See Bond. p. 89. 

1. 1. Matthew (1). 

2. 2. Anne. b. Sept. 21, 1723: m. April 7. 17 t-L Asa Brooks of Concord. 

1. Asa. 

3. 3. Nathaniel (2) 



«?) MATTHEW BRIDGE. 15 

Sarah, b. Sept. : '>o. 1728; m. April 4. 1 7- _ >-). Jonas, son of Jonas and 
. '-ail (Comee) Tierce: sh - 17, 1772. Cf. Bond, p. 397. 

1. Jonas, b. Feb. 18, 1759. 

2. Asa, b. Jan. l'"'. 1762. 

3. Thaddeus, b. .May 10, 17 

4. Mary, b. Feb. 11, 1767. 



Anna. b. May 31, 



FIFTH GENERATION. 

■Rev. Matthew Bridge (1.1) was b. July 18, 1721 : H. C. 1741 ; 
ordained at Framingham, Feb. 19, 1746; m. in 1747. Anne. dan. of 
Rev. Daniel I II. C. 1717) and Anne (Foster) Perkins of West Bridge- 
water. She. after Matthew's decease, in. April 11. 1780, in Sudbury, 

Rev. Timothy Harrington of Lancaster, and d. in Framingham. May 
12. 

On his very ordination day began the discipline which set forth 
and helped develop his character. A protest against his ordination 
was made by members of his church to the council, because he did 
not. it was urged, believe in the Five Points of Calvin then held by 
so many Congregational Churches to belong to the very essence of 
Christianity. Underneath the protest lay. too, the feeling that the 
minister elect favored the, opposition of a large part of his church 
members to the methods of the "Great Awakening." as the revival 
preaching started by Edwards and Whitfield was called. 

The opposition grew, so that, the next spring, a new society was 
formed. It was doubtless owing, in large part, to the good sense of 
their minister, to his substantial merits, to his character, that this 
persistent opposition was finally overcome. — was overcome, notwith- 
standing the excellent qualities of mind and heart of the pastor of 
the dissentients : so that, after thirteen years, their society made up 
their mind to disband, and many of them returned to the welcome of 
the mother church. 

And the quiet, persistent, straightforward holding on and holding 
out. in what seemed to him to be the path of duty, implied in the 
manner in which he met this first opposition, seems to have been 
characteristic of his whole life. He was not a great preacher. He was 
something better than that. — a good pa-*L<>r. and an excellent man. 

He was after the type of some of the best country minister- of his 
day. serviceable to his people as a shrewd adviser in their material 
concern : settling disputes, making wills, conveying property, doing 
the work of a chamber counsellor with the good will of a minister. 



16 FIFTH GENERATION. 

" Good "himself, he wished everybody else so." and thus. " because 
of his extremely benevolent feelings, he became much beloved by his 
people and esteemed by those of other towns." 

And. as is necessary to the energetic promoter of good will, there 
was the spirit of the Hero in him. On the breaking out of the war, 
he knew that where the encounter could not be avoided, save by the 
surrender of manhood, there was a place for the minister of peace 
even on the field of battle. He was one of the first chaplains to 
volunteer, and had his place assigned him by the side of Washington 
under the Great Elm at Cambridge. He bore so close a resemblance 
to the commander-in-chief, "that, upon horseback especially, it was 
difficult to tell them apart." 

•• He was over six feet in height, with very black hair, that fell in 
curls over his coat collar. He had piercing black eyes and an erect 
form." He had so fine a presence when a young man that, "when 
he brought his wife into the church on the first Sunday alter his mar- 
riage, the congregation rose at one impulse, as an involuntary tribute 
to the striking dignity of this man and of this woman." 

And as he was first, or among the first, of his profession to offer 
his services to his country during the war. so he was one of the first 
martyrs of the contest. A disease contracted by camp exposure 
forced him home, to die. on the 2d of September. 1775. 

It surely would not be amiss for Framingham t<> raise to his 
memory the monument which the town voted in 1779. and which it 
again contemplated in 1801. 

5. 1. Matthew, b. Aug. 10. 1748 : d. young. 

6. 2. Anne, b. Sept. 11, 1749; d. young. 

7. 3. Daniel (3). 

8. 4. Sarah, b. July 9, 1753; m. May 27, 1781, by Rev. Josiah Bridge. 

Rev. David Kellogg, her father's successor in the Framingham 
parish. Dr. Kellogg was b. in Amherst, Nov. It'. 1755, son of 
Daniel and Esther (Smith) Kellogg. D. C. 1775. D.D. at Dart.. 
1824. A scholarly and excellent man. Ordained at Framingham, 
Jan. 10, 1781 : d. Aug. 13, 1843. Sarah d. Feb. 14. 1826. 

1. Mary, b. Feb. 25. 1782: m. July 10, 1801, John Ball Kittredge, 

M.D., who d. Feb. 2!'. 18*48. Mary d. Aug., 1836. One 

daughter. 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 28,1783; m. May 9. 1805, Dea. William Brown, jr.. 

of Hollis Street Church, Boston, who was b. Aug. 7. 1780. See 
Bond. p. 138. 



(a) MATTHEW BRIDGE. li 

1. William Kellogg, b. M.D., I). C. 1829; m. (firsl 

wife) Eh Hoopei who m. for 

second wife Sarah, dan. of Eleanor (Bridge) Ingersol 
.5.2). 
•_>. Charles Ingersol], b. Sept. 26, 1813; d. March 29, 1840. 
;. Henry I., b. L5; d. May 23, 1850; m. 

4. Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 28, 1818. 

3. Nancy, b. July 10, 1785. Not married. 
1. Martha, b. May 23, 1787. Not married. 

5. Gardner, b. Aug. 28, 1788; m. Mrs. Susan J. Fairbanks, and d. 

April 29, 1842. She was b. in 1792, and d. April 24, 1847. No 
children. 

6. David, b. April 2, 1791 ; m. June 19, 1823, Sarah Prince of Thoni- 

aston, Maine, who was b. July 20, 1802. 

1. Frederick Hoffman, b. Aug. 20, 1821. 

2. Sarah Brown, b. Jan. 18, 1827. 

3. Eliza Pope, b. Feb. 27, 1829. 

4. Charles, b. July 14, 1831. 

5. David, b. Feb. 23, 1834. 

6. George Prince, b. June 22, 1836. 

7. Gardner, b. Feb. 26, 1839. 

8. Edward Nealey, b. Dec. 8, 1841. 

9. Ellen Taylor, b. June 16, 1814. 

7. Charles, b. April 29, 179:3 ; d. at sea. 

9. 5. Eleanor, b. Oct. 10, 1754; m. May 31, 1781, Captain Samuel Ingersol 
of Salem; and d. Nov. 10, 1819. He d. Oct, 9, 1S07, set. 61. 

1. Nancy, b. Aug. 8, 1782; d. April 29. 1826. 

_'. Sarah, b. March 9, 1784; m. Nathaniel Hooper, a widower with 
eight children. His dau. Eliza m. Dea. William Brown. Cf. 8. 1_. 

3. Samuel, b. 1785, a sailor, afterwards a clergyman : m. Susan Whit- 
tlesey of New Haven, but no children ; ordained June 14. 1S20, 
at Shrewsbury; d. Nov. 14, 1820. 

10. 6. Richard Perkins (4). 

11. 7. Mary, b. Sept. :;. 1760; m. May 8, 17S9, Hon. Moses, son of Isaac 

and Mary (Balch) Brown. See Bond, p. 126. A remarkable man. 

1. Charles, born May 24, 1793, II. C. 1812; m. Dec. 14, 1825, Eliza- 

beth Isabella, dau. of Bryant Parrot and Zebiah Cravath (Brown) 
Tilden. Zebiah was sister of Dea. William Brown, jr., 8. 4. 2., 
and of Anne Lizzie, wife of Rev. Dr. Ezra Styles Gannett. See 
Bond. p. 138. For their children, see Brown, 112, in Bond. p. 126. 

2. George, b. Nov. 27, 1794 : d. July 25, 1796. 

3. George, b. Nov. 24, 1799; m. Harriet, dau. of Daniel and Margaiv 

Barns Bridge. See 22. 4. 
2 



18 FIFTH GENERATION. 

(2) Comet Nathaniel Bridge (3. 3), first of Cambridge, afterwards 
of Waltham, b. July 18, 1725; rn. April 5, 1753. Mary. dau. of 
William and Mary (Saunderson) Fiske, and d. Dec. 19, 1794. 

Mary was b. July 1, 1734, and d. March 1. 1818. A copy of 
papers now before me, the main part of them originally furnished by 
the head of the Bartlet (Bartletot) family, now living in England, 
seems to trace clearly her descent from one at least of the followers 
of William the Conqueror. The descent is through Ensign Thomas 
Bartlett, Watertown, 1635, an original proprietor, whose youngest 
dau. Abial m. Deacon Jonathan Saunderson. Their son Edward 
was father of Mary (Saunderson) Fiske. See Bond. pp. 1* and 
417. 

Cornet Nathaniel was selectman in 17G7 and afterwards. He was 
known by the title "Friend of Washington," whom --he used to 
entertain at his home while the army was in the neighborhood of 
Cambridge," — " A True Friend of Liberty." 

12. 1. William (5). 

13. 2. Mary, b. June 11, 1756 ; m., I., Jan. 11, 1776, William, son of William 

and Elizabeth (Brown) Coolidge. See Bond, p. 171. He d. March 
25, 1779, set. 29. Mary m., II., Oct. 26, 17S0, Dea. Matthias Bent 
of Framingham, and d. Dec. 26, 1790. 

1. William, b. Jan. 28, 1777; m. Mary Hale. Four children. See 

Bond, pp. 171 seq. 

2. Mary, b. in July ; d. Xov. 28, 1778. 

:5. Mary, b. Aug., 1781 ; d. in infancy. 

.4. Abigail, b. Sept. 10, 1782. A writer of children's books, d. Sept. 
28, 1811. 

5. Nancy, b. July 8, 1781 ; d. Dec. 6, 1S69. 

6. Martin, b. Sept. 28, 1786; d. Xov. 11, 1787. 

7. Matthew, bap. Aug., 1788; d. Aug. 15. 1789. 

8. Isaac, b. Dec. 21, 1790 ; d. with his mother. 

11. o. Abigail, b. July 21, 175S ; m. Sept. 9, 1783, Nathaniel, son of David 
and Mary (Bright) Bemis. See Bond, p. 21. 

1. Nathaniel, b. June 16, 1781, H. C. 1800, M.D.. M.M.S.S. ; m. 1812. 

Anna, dau. of John Richardson, Esq., of Newton. For children, 
see Bond, p. 25. 

2. Charles, b. March 21, 1789. II. C. 1808, a lawyer; m. March 2, 

1815, his cousin Anne, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Bemis) Vose. 
For children, see Bond, p. 25. - 

3. David, b. June 20, 1798, M.D., H. C. M.M.S.S. Xot married. 

Lived in Springfield. 

13. -i.'Xathaniel (6). 



(a) MATTHEW BRIDGE. 10 

16. 5. Matthew, b. in Aug.; d. in Sept.. 17<i3. 

17. C. Anna. b. Aug. 3, lTfio; m. Aug. 3, 1801, Isaac, son of Abraham and 

- rah (Wheeler) Sanderson. See Bond, pp.420 and 931. Nam- 
was b. Oct. 1. 1765; d. March 23, 1^.V>. Anne d. March 4. 18i 

1. Isaac. 1). Aug. 24, 1805; m. Alice Badlam : d. Aug. 28, 1838. 

18. 7. Sarah, b. June 14. 170s : m . April 1:5. 1790, Solomon, son of William 

and Lydia (Child) Flagg. Bond. p. 221. Sarah d. May 23, 1855. 
Solomon was b. 1761, and d. March 23, 1830. Xo children. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

(3) Daniel Bridge (7. 3). b. Feb. 19, 17-31 : settled in Montreal 

in 1786 ; m. Aug. 26, 1793, Margaret, dau. of and Anne Barus. 

Margaret's parents are said to have left Holland lor political reasons. 
She was b. in Nine Partners. X. Y., Jan. 22. 1771. and d. at St. 
Jacques. Canada. Dee. 6, 1825. Daniel d. Feb. 27. 1828. 

19. 1. Nancy, b. Oct. 18, 1794: m., I.. Feb. 13, 1M">. Philemon Turrell of 
Regault, b. in New Bedford. Conn.: II.. May 13. 1824. Martin 
Strong Parker. M.D.. b. in Cornwall, Vt.. Oct. 21. 1784; d. Oct. 21. 
1825 : III.. March 8, 1831, John Jefferies of Bulkington, Wilts. Eng., 
who was b. Xov. 21, 1782: d. Aug. 15, 1866. 

1. Philemon, b. Aug. 20, 1817; d. March 4. 1821. 

2. Ariel, b. April 5, 1820; drowned about 1840. 

3. Francis Bridge, b. Feb. 21. 1825; d. Aug. 22. 1826. 

4. Nancy Jane. b. Feb. 23. 1832: m. Rev. William Creighton. an.'. 

d. March 19, 1881. Four children. 

•jo. 2. Thomas, b. June 11, 1796; murdered in 1818. 

21. 3. Mary Anne, b. Xov. 11, 1798: d. Jan. 13. 1813. 

22. 4. Harrier, b. Feb. 11. 1801; m. Dec. 9, 1821, George, son of Hon. 

Moses and Mary (Bridge) Brown, — her cousin. See Bond, and 
11. 5. 3. She d. Oct. 26, 1859. He was lost at sea with his oldest 
sou. 

1. George Harrington, b. Sept. 8, 1822; lest, Aug., 18 

2. Charles Henry, b. July 5, 1824; d. July 31. 1852. 

3. Samuel Patten Ingersol, b. Jan. 27. 1826 : d. March 6. 1872. 

4. Mary Ella, b. Xov. 21. 1827. 

5. Moses, b. June 30, 1834; d. Dec. 1. 1879. 

23. 5. Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1S03: m. 1830, Daniel McGie of Quebec, b. n 

Scotland. She d. July 23, 1834. Two children, d. young. 



20 SIXTH GENERATION. 

24. 6. Richard Perkins, b. April 1, 1805; d. Oct. 19, 1843. 

25. 7. Daniel (7) . 

26. 8. John Andrew (8). 

(4) Richard Perkins Bridge (10. 6), M.D., b. Nov. 3, 1756; m. 
1778, Anna, dau. of Rev. Timothy and Anne (Harrington) Harring- 
ton of Lancaster. Her father m. (his second wife) Anna (Perkins) 
Bridge, mother of her husband. Richard lived in Petersham, where 
all his children were born. He d. Aug. 22, 1797. Anna m., II., 
Dr. Fisher of Beverly. 

27. 1. Louisa, b. Oct. 9, 1779 ; m. Captain Abraham Kilham of Beverly, 

who was b. in Wenham, Feb. 19, 1705. Louisa d. Feb. 27, 1857. 

1. Edward, b. Dec. 9, 1807; m. Elizabeth Gross; d. Oct. 13, 1854, 

2. Betsey L., b. April 10, 1810 ; d. Sept, 20, 1828. 

3. Charles A., b. Feb. 9, 1812 ; m. Hannah F. Conant ; d. Nov. :'.7, 

1865. 

4. Daniel, b. Dec. 19, 1813 ; d. April 7, 1820. 

5. Austin D., b. July 25, 1817; m. Sept. IS, 1842, Susan P. Chad- 

wick. 

1. Alfred Austin, b. Aug. 24, 1844 ; d. Jan. 8, 1854. 

2. Joseph Chadwick, b. Nov. 21, 1846 ; m. 

3. Louisa Bridge, b. Sept. 27, 1848. 

4. Anne March, b. Aug. 28, 1851. 

5. Susan Chadwick, b. July 10, 1853. 
0. Alfred Chadwick, b. Aug. 28, 1855. 

7. Eleanor Bridge, b. April 3, 1858, M.D. 

8. Austin Bridge, b. Dec. 6, 1859 ; d. June 21, 1861. 

9. Fanny Rogers, b. Sept. 11, 1802. 

28. 2. Henrietta, b. Aug. 10, 1781; m. Rev. Samuel Dana, D.D., H. C. 

1790, of Marblehead, and d. April 1, 1863. 

1. Henrietta Bridge, b. Jan. 6, 1809 ; m. June 23, 1826, Augustus A. 

Hayes. 

2. Samuel Turner, b. May 28, 1810; m. Dec. 19, 1839, Mary E. 

Crockett. 

3. Richard Perkins, b. May 28, 1810; m. July 23, 1855, Juliette S. 

Starr. 

4. Mary Dane, b. May 15, 1812; m., I., Sept. 21, 1835, Asa "Wood- 

bury ; II., Rev. Jacob Abbott ; d. 

5. Anna Harrington, b. Dec. 4, 1814. Unmarried. 

6. Susan Coombs, b. July 16, 1817; m. Dec. 6, 1838, Dr. William R., 

son of Amos and Sarah Richard Lawrence, M.D., II. C. 1845. 
See Bond, p. 841, for children. 



(«) MATTHEW BRIDGE. 21 

7. Abigail Fisher, b. Oct, 19, 1819; m. Judge Ames. 

8. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. G, 1822. 

9. Israel Thorndike, b. April 11, 1825; d. Dec. is. l $25. 
10. Israel Thomdike, b. June 6, 1827, M.D., of Portland. 

29. 3. Nancy, b. Oct. 5, 1783 ; d. July 11, 1 

30. 4. Henry, b. Aug. 29, 1785; lost at sea, 1820. 

31. 5. Richard, b. June 9, 1787; lost at sea, Oct. 15, 1805. 

32. 6. Matthew (9). 

33. 7. Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1791 ; d. Feb. 21, 1834, 

34. 3. Charles, b. Dec. 31, 1792; drowned near Charleston, May 10, 1818. 

(5) William Bridge (12. 1), b. March 2, 1754; m. in Cambridge, 
Dec. 11. 1783, Betty, dau. of William and Mary (Reed) Bowman, 
who was b. Jan. 11, 1761, and d. in Waltham, March 1, 1847. 

William served almost at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. 
He d. Sept. 15, 1818. 

35. 1. Polly, b. Jan. 3, 1785; d. Sept. 20, 1854. 

36. 2. Priscilla, b. Nov. 9, 1789; d. Nov. 19, 1878. 

37. 3. Betsey, b. April 11. 1792-; d. Dec. 31, 1811. 

38. !. Emma, b. Dec. 2, 1794; d. Jan. 23, 18G5, 

39. 5. Abigail, b. Dec. Hi. 1797; d. lug. 11. 1853. All died unmarried. 

(6) Nathaniel (15. 4). b. Sept. 24, 17G0; H. C. 1782; m. Oct. 7. 
1782, Anne (Nancy), dau. of Captain Daniel and Agnes (Smith) 
Waters of Maiden, who d. April 24. 1842, set. 82. Nathaniel d. 
Dec. 9, 1845. He was a teacher of considerable note in Cambridge 
and its vicinity. 

Captain Daniel Waters was son of Adam and Rachel (Draper) 
Waters, and was b. in Charlestown, June 20, 1731. In 1776, while 
in command of the Schooner Lee, of eight guns and fifty men, he 
captured three British transports of larger size, and helped take a 
fourth. For gallant conduct in this affair, at General Washington's 
recommendation, he was made, in March. 1777. Captain U. S. N., 
and continued to render distinguished service at sea to Uw American 
cause . He d . March 2d, 1816 . 

40. 1. John (10). 

41. 2. Daniel Waters, b. Nov., 1784; left home very young. lie made two 

vovages to Liverpool. Taken sick, he was cared for in the hospital 
there, and was discharged cured. Diligent inquiry was made 

him, but he was not after heard from. 



22 SIXTH GENERATION. 

42. 3. Matthew, b. Xov. 25, 1785; m., but left no children. He d. while 

on shipboard at Calcutta. 

43. 4. Mary, b. May 1, 1788; m. Jan. 22, 1809, Reuben Eaton of Dedham, 

who was b. April 25, 1783, and d. Oct. 5, 1872, in Cambridge. 
Mary d. March 6, 1870. 

1. Sarah Anne, b. Dec. 5, 1809 ; d. Jan. 13, 1817. 

2. Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1S11 ; m. in Waterville, Me., Feb. 1, 1S33, Peter 

G. Smith. 

1. Andrew Gilman, b. July 19, 1836 ; m. Jan. 23, 1873, Caroline 

W. Draper. 

2. Thomas Eaton, b. April 4, 1S39 ; d. Feb. 3, 1841. 

3. George Folsom, b. June 19, 1841 ; d. Xov. 26, 1847. 

4. Mary Eaton, b. Sept. 4, 1S44; m. Xov. 16, 1S65, George E. 

Muzzey. 

5. Hannah Eliza, b. May 19, 1848 ; m. Oct. 3, 1871, Raymond Lynn. 

3. Hannah Shores, b. Aug. 9, 1813; in. April 1, 1S35, in Waterville. 

Me., Henry H. Eames. 

1. Reuben, b. Sept. 2, 1836 ; d. Dec. 12, 1839. 

2. Charles H., b. Oct. 16, 1839 ; d. April 4, 1842. 

3. "Walter A., b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; m. in Fitchburg, Sarah A. Ames. 

4. Thomas H., b. Aug. 30, 1843 ; m. in Cambridge, Caroline J. Howe. 

5. Joseph E., b. Oct. 12, 1845 ; m. in Cambridge, Delia A. Barker. 

6. Reuben E., b. Aug. 6, 1848 ; m. in Cambridge, W. E. Halliday. 

7. Sarah R., b. July 12 ; d. Aug. 22, 1850. 

8. Sarah E., b. Feb. 24, 1852. 

9. Hannah Etta, b. Oct. 14, 1856. 

10. Mary E., b. Aug. 9, 1S58. 

11. Caroline F., b. Jan. 15, 1861. 

4. Thomas X. Bridge, b. July 22, 1815; m. Rebecca F. Wilson. 

5. Sarah Anne, b. May 28, 1817; d. April 24, 1818. 

44. 5. Martin, b. March 10, 1790; not in.; d. young. 

45. 6. Xancy, b. July 1, 1792; m., I., 1812, David Weeks of Watertown. 

He d. circa 1830, in Waltham. Xancy m., II., Frederick Blood of 
Castine, and d. at Sacarrappa. 

1. Xathaniel Bridge, b. Jan. 26, 1813 ; m., I., Xov. 3, 1835, Angeline 
Butts Hosea of Boston, b. Aug. 16, 1816, and d. May 10, 1837. 
Xathaniel m., II., June 4, 1838, Eliza Hosea, who was b. May 10, 
1812, and d. in Brooklyn, X.Y., Feb. 2, 1859. 

1. Anne Eliza, b. Feb. 28, 1840; m. March 12, 1863, Clement Stet- 

son. He d., and Anne m., II., George A. Story, now a whole- 
sale di-uggist in San Francisco. 

2. Abby Anne, b. Oct, 20, 1842 ; d. June 6, U49. 



(a) MATTHEW BRIDGE. 23 

2. Francis Andrew Jackson, b. Feb. 15, 1815; in. Sept. 13, 1837, 

Abigail Tebbetts, dau. of James and Climena (Mosier) Foye of 
Augusta, Maine. Abigail d. April 8, 1883. 

1. George Francis, b. June '■'>, 1838; m., I., in 1863, Rebecca Alice 

Boynton. who d. in 1864; in.. II., Oct. l(i, 1865, Emily Jane, 

dau. of Nelson and -lane Pendleton (Clarke) Calderwood. 

1. Maud Lenore, b. June 1, 1866. 

2. Frank, b. Sept. 30, 1868. 

3. Clara Gabrielle, b. Aug. 16, LS73. 

2. Alouzo Gustavus, b. Nov. 30, 1839; in. Harriet Iluldah Gilpat- 

rick. and d. May 26, 1869. No children. 

3. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 25, 1841 : m. 1866, Isabella Morison, 

dau. of William and Martha (Grant) Emlay, who was b. in 
Guy .-borough. N.S., Feb. 27, l s ">!'. 

1. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1867. 
•_'. Fanny Bell, b. March 29, 1869. 

3. David Porter, m. Children. 

4. Daniel Pinckney Pai'ker, d. young. 

5. Daniel Parker, in. Children. 

6. John, d. young. 

7. Lucy Anne, b. in Waltbam, Nov. 14, 1824; m. June 9, 1845, Henry 

Washburn Barney of Gardner, Maine, and d. Aug. 16, 18<>.~>. 

1. George Henry, b. Jan. 28, 1846 : d. Sept. 29, 1850. 

2. Nancy Ella, b. Nov. 18, 1850. Married. 

3. George Henry, b. Sept. 2. 1852. 

4. Charlotte, b. Jan. 10, ls.37; m. Sept. 13, 1875. 

5. Fanny Phillips, b. Jan. 29. 1859. Married. 

S. James Smith, d. young. 

4ti. 7. Nathaniel, b. July 28, 1794 ; not in. ; died at sea. 

47. 8. William (11). 

48. 9. Abigail Bemis, b. July 25, 17§8; m. July 10, 1820. George, son of 

George and Ruth (Watson) Stearns, who was b. Feb. l'. 1793, and 
d. April B, 1869. Abigail d. Oct. 1, 1881. See Bond, p. 574. 

1. Mary, b. Jan. 14, 1823 : d. April 28, 1840. 

2. George. 1). April 1l ) . 1822; m. Xov. 22, 1842, Rebecca Russel; and 

d. June 6, 1878. 
■). Sarah, b. Sept. 17. 1824 ; d. July 29, 1825. 

4. William, b. Aug. 1. 1826; in. Oct. •">, 1848, Sarah A. Gibson. 

5. Ellen, b. Dec. 12, 1829; m. Dec. 14. 1846, David Chambers. 

1. Nettie Lee, b. Oct. 1". 1847. 

2. George, b. Jan., 1849. 



24 SIXTH GENERATION. 

6. Abby Anne, b. June 15, 1S3S; m. Nov. 22. 1862, Marcus, sou of 
Stephen and Amanda Morton. 

1. Alice Morton, b. Feb. 11, 1865. 

2. Harry, b. Jan. 25, 1871 ; d. Aug. 17, 1871. 

3. Chester, b. Aug. 21, 1872. 

49. 10. Sarah Flagg, b. July 80, 1800; m., I., 1823, Leonard, son of Richard 
and Susan (Waters) Richardson, who d. Jan. 20, 1830, set. 
Sarah m., II., April 24, 1835, William, son of Eben and Susan 
(Waters) Richardson. William was the nephew of Leonard, and 
grandson of Richard Richardson. Sarah d. April 4, 1881. 

1. Martha Anne, b. Feb. 17, 1824; m. April 21, 1814, Moses Wilson, 
son of Moses and Eliza Bacon. 

1. Leonard Richardson, b. Feb. 12, 1845; m. Oct. 29, 1874, Josie 

R., dau. of Henry R. Glover. 

1. Lester M. 

2. Moses Clinton, b. March 7, 1847 : m. Oct. 20, 1S70, Ella J., dau. 

of Chester W. Kingsley. 

1. Alice M. 

2. Moses Clinton. 

3. Sarah Eliza, b. May 12, 1851; m. Dec. 21. 1876, Dr. J. Merle. 

son of Samuel and Phcebe Teele. 

4. Mary Alice, b. July 14, 1855; d. Sept. 3, 1857. 



2. William Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1S36 ; m. Xov. 26, 1866, Anne M. 
Webster. 

1. Florence Louise, b. Oct. 1, 1869. 

8. Mary Stearns, b. Sept. 17, 1841: m. (let. 26, 1871, Lieut. Francis 
Gould, an officer in the Civil War. who d. from the effects of a 
wound received hi the service. Mary d. April 2!!. 1874. 

50. 11. James, b. Oct. '. -. 18 ">. a cooper: went to Missouri : m.. no children. 



(rt) MATTHEW BRIDGE. 2"> 



SEV3NTH GENERATION. 

(7) Daniel Bridge of Brooklyn (25. 7). b. Aug. 1, 1807: m. April 
7. 1847, Mary S. Lammas of Salem. Daniel d. Saturday at mid- 
night. Dec. 22, 1883. 

51. 1. John Samuel, b. Aug. 1 i. 1848; d. Dec. 1:'.. 1848. 
2. Marie Ellen, b. Jan. 23, 1 - 

53. 3. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Jan. 23, 1 

54. 4. Daniel Abbot, b. Aug. 

55. 5. Anne 0., b. April 14. 1858. 

(8) John Andrew Bridge (26. 8). b. Aug. 22. 1800 : m. Sept. 1. 
1832. Susanna Martha Wyatt, who was born in Putney. County of 
Surrey, England. Aug. 13. 1814, and d. July 30, 1834. John d. in 
1857.* 

5G. 1. Mary Wyatt Susanna Martha, b. July 20, 1833; d. 

(9) Matthew Bridge (32. 0). b. Feb. 18, 17-:) ; m. April 28, 1816. 
Mary. dan. of Isaac and Sarah (Parkhurst) Flagg, and d. in Albany. 

pt. 28, 1858. Mary was b. in Weston, Sept. 22. 1788, and d. in 
Brooklyn. (Jet. 1. 1-75. See Bond, p. 224. who gives only eight 
children to Isaac. Mary was the ninth child. 

57. 1. Eleanor Iugersoll, b. in Beverly. April 20. 1817; m. in Dover, X.H.. 
May 5, 1841, 3 seph MeXeen. son of Josiah and Lydia (Ober) 
Lovett. He L817, and d. April 13, 1867, in Albany. 

Lives in Brooklyn. 

1. Son, b. and d. July 11. 1843. 

2. Frank Parkhurst, b. May 16, It 

' 2. Mary Louisa, b. July 18, 1819; in. Any. 17, 1841, William Pickering'. 
son of Iehabod and Mary (Leavitt) Libby of Tuftonborough, X.II. 
Lives in Brooklyn. He was b. May 8, 1-17. 

1. Marie Louise, b. Aug. 8,1842; ni. Dec. 2, 1863, Charles Taylor 

I itlin. 

2. William Herbert, b. Aug. !. 1845; m. Feb. 10, 1868, Mary Catha- 

rine, dan. of Perrin and Mary Burdick. Three children. 
:'.. Marion Libby, b. March 16, 1851. 

59. 3. Joshua Eisher (12). 

60. 4. Charles Richard, b. Oct. 22, 1824; d. Sept. 19, 1-!-. 

61. 5. Samuel Ingersoll (13). 

62. 0. Matthew Harrington, b. Dec. 13, 1828. 



26 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

(10) John Bridge (40. 1), b. April 24, 1783; m. in 1805, Re- 
becca, dau. of Samuel and Rebecca (Wilkinson) Beal of Boston, 
who was b. Aug. 18, 1787, and d. in Chelsea, Feb. 25, 1865. John 
d. in Concord, March 4, 1870. 

63. 1. Maria Jones, b. March 27, 1806; m. March 22, 1S29, Minor Pratt, who 
died in Concord, March 29, 187S, aet. 73. 

1. Henry Minot, b. Feb. 22 : d. Aug. 29, 1830. 

2. Frederick Grey, b. April 2, 1831 ; in. Jan. 16, 1853, Sarah Maria 

Emery. 

1. Henry Mnot. 

3. John Bridge, b. June 16, 1833 ; m. Anne Brownson Alcott. 

1. Frederick Alcott. 

2. John Sewell. 

4. Caroline Harden, b. Xov. 9, 1836 ; d. July 10, 1866. 

5. Theodore Parker, b. Aug. 2, 1842 ; d. March 20, 1859. 

til. 2. Mary Howard, b. Xov. 30, 1S07; d. Feb. 13, 1831, in Cambridge. 
65. 3. Anne Rebecca, b. Xov. 1, 1809 ; m. Xov. 10, 1831, Alvin Adams, 

Esq., of Boston, founder of the Adams' Express Company, who was 

born in Andover, Vt., June 16, 1804, and d. in Watertown, Sept. 1. 

1S77. He was son of Jonas and Phoebe (Hoar) Adams. Anne d. 

Jan. 10, 1882. 

1. Anne Maria, b. July 23, 1831 ; d. Sept. 29, 1851. 

2. Alvin, b. April 15, 1834 ; d. May 5, 1863. 

3. Waldo, b. May 23, 1836; m. June 2, 1857, Isabella Hortense, dau. 

of Dr. Walter and Annis (Crawford) Burnham of Barre, Vt., 
afterwards of Lowell, who was b. March 25, 1S39. 

4. Willis, b. Feb. 23, 1838; d. April 11, 1838. 

5. Edward Livingston, b. April 5, 1839 ; m. Feb. 9, 1870, Emily, dau. 

of John Hicks and Caroline (Carpenter) Macy of Xew York, 
who was b. Oct. 19, 1849. 

1. Alvin, b. Xov. 30, 1870. 

2. Edward Livingston, b. Xov. 17, 1873. 

3. Howard Macy, b. March 4, 1876. 

6. Ellen Waters, b. Oct. 11, 1841 ; d. Dec. 28, 1844. 

7. Helen Frances, b. Oct. IS, 1845 ; m. Xov. 22, I860, William Brown 

Dinsmoor, jr., of Xew York. 

1. Helen Gray, b. Jan. 30, 1868. 

2. Augusta Manners, b. Jan. 16 ; d. June, 1869. 

3. William Brown, b. Xov. 1, 1S70. 

4. Madeline Ingraham, b. Sept. 25, 1874. 

5. Robert Malcolm, b. Xov. 25, 1S77; d. Aug. 8, 1878. 



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8. Josephine, b. Feb. 14, 1848; d. May 3, L850. 

9. Clara Belle, b. March 4,1853; m. Sept 27, 1875, Edward Perry 

Kennard; d. June 26, 1876. 
1. Waldo Perry, b. June 6, 1876. 

66. 4. Lydia Jackson, b. Oct. 11, 1811; in. June 10, 1841, Captain John 

Williams of Chelsea. 

1. Edmund Bradlee. b. Aug. 19, 1842; d. April 29, 1849. 

2. Harrison Bridge, b. Aug. 1, 1844. 

3. Harriet Hall. b. July 22, 1851; m. Oct. 28, 1871, Edmund Peter- 

son of Rahway, X.J. 

67. •">. Harriet, b. Aug. 2. 1S16 ; m. Aug. 21, 1840. Samuel, son of Samuel 

and Sophia (King) Hall, and d. March 20, 1851. Samuel was b. 
Feb. 18, 1815. 
1. Frank Koekwood. b. March 15, 1851. 

68. 6. Henry May. b. Jan. 20. 1823; d. March 2, 1829. 

(11) William Bridge (-44. 5), b. July 16, 1796; m., I.. Juno 8, 
1819. Nancy, dau. of Hezekiah and Nancy (Horn) Hudson, who d. 
Oct. 7. 1843 : m., II.. Rebecca, dau. of John and Rebecca (Tollan) 
MacDonald of Sharon. He d. Jan. 10. 1852. 

H9. 1. William Hezekiah, b. Dec. 4. 1820; m. Eliza Anne. dau. of George 
and Elizabeth (Horn) Dodge: and d. June 9, 1878. X" children. 

70. 2. Theodore Augustus (14). 

71. 3. Matthew, b. and d. March 22. 1825. 

72. 4. Ann- Jane, b. Feb. 4. L*27: m.. I.. Jan. 28, 1*47, John, son of Ben- 

jamin Gault; II., William Yaughan. who d. March 21. 1- !7. 

1. Lydia Anne, b. 1847; m. Stephen Harris. Two children, both dead. 

2. William. 

3. Eliza. 

4. Mary. 

7:;. 5. Maria Louisa, b. Feb. 16, 1829; m. May 26, 1851, George Washing- 
ton, son of Horace and Maria Mann ; and d. May 29, 1872. 

1. Mary Ellen, b. May 2". 1853. 
74. 6. Matthew (15). 
7-. 7. diaries Carroll (16). 

76. 8. Mary Harriet, b. Feb. 6, 1836: m. Sept. 24, 1857, Wa>hington 
McDonald. 

1. Bertha, b. July 31, 1858 : d. July 3, 1874. 

2. Henry, b. April 15, 1861 ; d. Jan. 3, 1874. 

3. Walter Scott, b. July 17. 1 



28 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

77. 9. Thomas Hudson, b. March 2, 1838. 

78. 10. James, b. Oct. 14, 1839 ; d. young. 

79. 11. George Henry (17). 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(12) Joshua Fisher Bridge (59. 3), b. in Beverly, Nov. 28, 1822 ; 
hi. Sept. 3, 1852, Augusta, dau. of Benjamin and Eliza (Ross 
Edmonds, and d. Dec. 24. 1871. Augusta was b. Nov. 25, 1826, 
and d. May 12, 1877. 

SO. 1. Charles Edmonds (IS). 

81. 2. Evelyn Augusta, b. Aug. 30, 1856; m. June 14. 1877. A. H. King. 

1. Grenville Le Roy, b. June 8, 1878. 

2. Lorraine Bridge, b. May 3, 18S0. 

3. Russell Edmonds, b. Nov. 23, 1881. 

(13) Samuel Ingersoll Bridge (58. 5), b. in Dover, N.H., July 
17, 1827 ; m. Oct. 4, 1853, Martha Ada Noyes, dau. of Dr. Noyes 
of Milwaukee, and d. Feb. 19, 1876, in Florida. Martha was b. 
Aug. 17, 1834. 

82. 1. Matthew, b. March 5, 1868. 

(14) Theodore Augustus Bridge (70. 2), b. in Boston. Aug. 26, 
1823 ; in.. I., Jan. 5, 1851, Eliza, dau. of "William and Hannah M. 
(Langley) Elliot of Pepperell. He d. Dec. 25, 1862, and Eliza m.. 
II., Solomon Lewis of South Boston. 

83. 1. Edward Elliot (18). 

84. 2. Hannah Eliza, b. April 4. 1858. 

(15) Matthew Bridge (74. 6), b. in Boston. Sept. 25. 1830; m. 
Sept. 22. 1853. Agnes, dau. of Arthur and Elizabeth (Martin) Kent 
of Edinburgh. Scotland, who was b. Jan. 30, 1831. 

85. 1. Matthew, b. Sept. 3, 1854; d. July 17, 1S59. 

86. 2. Henry Stuart, b. Feb. 3, 1S60. 

87. 3. William Hunter, b. Jan. 22, 1S62. 

88. 4. Frederick Winthrop, b. Jan. 18, 1865. 

89. 5. Arthur Franklin, b. June 18, 1867. 



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(16) Charles Carrol Bridge (75. 7). b. in Bostou, Oct. 9, 1832: 
m. Jan. 5, 1859, in Wakefield, Meribah Georgiana, dan. of Israel 
and Meribah P. (Garland) Gray. Israel was b. in Andover, N.H. : 
Meribah in Ossipee, N.H. 

90. 1. Dora, b. March 27, 1861; m. March !». 1882, Amos, sou of William 

R. ami Pamelia (Gerry) Nichols of Reading. 

1. Lewis Irvine, b. Nov. 16, I 

91. 2. Rosa, b. -Ian. 25, 1864. 

92. 3. Theodore, b. Feb. 20, 1866 ; d. Dee. 21, 1867. 

93. 1. Adaline, b. Feb. 29, 186S. 

94. 5. Charles, b. Dec. 28, 1869. 

95. 6. Anne, b. Sept, 26, 1871. 

96. 7. Welcome, b. July 28, is;;] : d. Dec. 6, 1871. 

(17) George Henry Bridge (79. 11), b. Dec. 16, 1845; m. Dec. 
16, 1868, Ellen Faxon, dan. of William and Harriet (Faxon) 
Whitney. 

!'7. 1. Alice R., b. Feb. 6, 1S70. 

98. 2. George Henry, b. July 5, 1873. 



NINTH GENERATION. 

(18) Charles Edmonds Bridge (80. 1) of Brooklyn, b. April 29. 
1853 ; m. Jan. 8, 1873, Margaret, dan. of Chauncy and Sarah 
(Mackey) St. John. 

99. 1. Frederick Clarence, b. May 10, 1874. 

(19) Edward Elliot Bridge (S3. 1), b. July 12, 1853; m. in May. 
!^7:». Ella. dan. of Ebenezer Philbrick and Azubah (Hannaford; 
Carter, who was b. in Canterbury. N.H., July 31. 1853. 

100. 1. Eben Theodore, b. July 20. Is-:;. 



30 FOURTH AND FIFTH GENERATIONS. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

(b) The Family of Joseph Bridge. 

Joseph Bridge, the second son of Matthew Bridge, jr., was b. 
Jul}' 8, 1698 ; m. Nov. 18. 1722. Abigail, dan. of Thomas and 
Sarah (Stone) Cutler of Lexington. See Bond, Cutler. 25. Abi- 
gail was b. in 170G, and d. Dec. 13, 1777. Joseph d. Nov. 21. 
1778. 

1. 1. Thomas (1). 

2. 2. Abigail, b. Sept. 28, 1726; m. March 20, 1750. Jacob Fox. 

3. '■). Benjamin (2). 

4. 4. Joseph (3). 

5. ~>. Jeremiah (4). 

6. 0. Melicent, b. April 16, 173S: d. July 24. 1753. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

(1) Thomas Bridge (1. 1), b. July 8. 1723: removed to Spencer 
in 1744: was in Shutesbury from 1771 to 1795: m. in 1745. Mary 
Harrington of Brookfield. There is a Mary Eaton of Sudbury also 
sooken of as his wife. Perhaps his second wife. His children were 
all b. in Spencer. 

7. 1. Thomas, b. Oct. 3. 174G ; m. April 21, 1768, Elizabeth, dau. of 

Xathaniel and Mary Jones of Spencer. 

8. 2. George, b. Feb. 10, 174S. May have settled in Stockbridge, Madison 

County, X.Y. 

9. 3. Joseph (5). 

10. 4. Mellicent, b. Oct. 13. 1754; d. June 25, 1755. 

11. 5. Amos, b. June 6, 1755. 

12. 6. Mary. b. April 10, 1757; d. July 16. 1765. 

13. 7. Melicent, b. May 14, 1761. 

14. 8. Jesse, b. May 13, 1763. 
1.7. 0. Esther, b. Xov. 4, 1764. 

(2) Benjamin Bridge (3. 3). b. Nov. 15, 1728 : m. Anne Haskell. 
1G. 1. Benjamin, d. May 23, 1758. 



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(3) Joseph Bridge (4. 4). b. May 9, 1731; m. May 8, 1757, 
Elliot, dan. of William and Sarah (Poulter) Reed, and d. Sept. 11, 
1775. Elliot was b. April 28,1737. See Hudson's History of Lex- 
ington for an account of the Reed family, bo closely connected by 

marriage with the families of Joseph and John Bridge. 

17. 1. Jonathan (6). 

18. 2. Elliot, b. May 3. 1761 : d. young. 

10. 3. Elliot, b. April :."->. 1763; m. Feb. 7. 1780, David Blanchard, jr.. of 
urn. 

20. 4. Isaac, b. in 1705; d. in 1768. 

21. 5. Joseph, b. Feb. 27, 17''>7: d. Sept. 3. 177-j. 

22. 6. Isaac, b. Dec. 15, 1768; d. Feb. 1. 1769. 

23. 7. Sarah, bap. Aug. 8, 1773: m. Jesse Blanchard of Marblehead, In-other 

of David Blanchard. jr. 

(4) Jeremiah Bridge (5. 5), b. Dec. 28, 1734. IK- was a soldier 
at Lake George in 1758. He m. Sarah. 

•24. 1. John, b. 1780. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

(5) Joseph Bridge (9. 3), b. June 18, 1752 : m.. I.. Sarah Crosset 
of New Salem, who d. circa 1822 ; m.. IE. Mrs. Elizabeth Torrey of 
Shutesbury. There were no children from the second marriage. 
Joseph was a soldier of the Revolution. He d. in Northfield in 
1831. 

25. 1. Nathan (7). 

26, 2. Joseph (S). 

2~. 3. Patience, b. in 1787; m. July 2. 1806, Abner Jennings, who d. Oct., 
1827. Patience d. May In 1839. 

28. 1. Isaac Crosset (f>). 

20. 5. Mary, twin of Isaac, b. Oct. 27. 1789; in. Eel.. 18, 1819, David Clark. 
Mary d. on the same day with her mother, circa is_'2. and they 
were buried side by side at Northfield. 

30. 6. Abigail, b. : m. Jan. 6, I-'-. Sa luel Collar of Warwick. 

1. Hannah, b, Aug. 14. 1809; d. unmarried. 

2. William, b. Sept. 19, 1811; .1. Sept. 21, 1813. 

3. Charles William, b. Feb. 25, 1816. Settled in Boston. 



32 SIXTH GENERATION. 

(6) Jonathan Bridge (17. 1), b. Sept. 20, 1758: m., I., Feb. 12, 
1781, Phoebe, dau. of William and Mary (Reed) Bowman of Cam- 
bridge, who was bap. Nov. 19, 1757; Jonathan in., II., Mrs. Phoebe 
(Phillips) Wait of Roxbuiy, who was b. in 1774. and d. Feb. 18, 
1817. Jonathan d. Feb. 16, 1850. 

He was one of the detachment of Captain Parker's Company, 
which marched to Cambridge on Jmie 17, 1775. 

31. 1. Joseph, b. April 9, 1783; d. 17>7. 

32. 2. Xancy, b. Sept. 12, 17S5; d. unmarried in 1811. 

33. 3. Phoebe, b. Nov. 7, 17S9 ; m. Thomas Sargent of Maiden, who was b. 

Oct. 20, 1793, and d. May 20, 1881. Phcebe d. Oct. 2, 1872. 

1. Louisa Jane, b. Jan. 21, 1823; m. Sept. 7, 1857, George Faulkner 

of Maiden. 

1. Jennie Louise, b. Sept. 12, 1861. 

2. George Sargent, b. Nov. 18, 1865 ; d. Nov. 25, 1871. 

2. Ellen Maria, b. May 20, 1825; m. Benjamin Faulkner, who was b. 

Oct. 28, 1827. Ellen, d. Mar. 3, 1877. 

3. Xancy Bridge, b. Jan. 27. 1828. 

4. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1835. 

34. 4. Elliot, b. Nov. 20, 1793; m. July 23, 1820, Bernard Xewhall of 

Maiden, who was b. Aug. 15, 1781, and d. April 18, 1855. Elliot 
d. March 3, 185S. 

1. Martin Tufts, b. July 14, 1822. 

2. Augusta, b. Jan. 31, 1S25. 

3. Emeline, b. Dec. 22, 1S27. 

4. Henry Augustus, b. Feb. 23, 1S30; m. May 30, 1S66, Jennie Hop- 

kins of Xewcastle, Me., who was b. Aug. 28, 1836, and d. in 
March, 1867. 

5. Webster, b. April 11, 1833; d. Feb. 6, 1834. 

6. Bridge Blanchard, b. Oct, 23, 1835 ; d. Aug. 18, 1836. 

35. 5. Jonathan (10). 



36. 6. Sophia, b. March 23, 1S07; d. Dec. 15, 1863. 

37. 7. Isaac, b. April 23, 1809 ; d. March 28, 1837. 

38. 8. Herirnan (11). 

39. 9. Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 1814; d. July 5, I860. Xot married. 
40. 10. Mary Anne, b. Feb. 9, 1817. 



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SEVENTH GENERATION. 

(7) Nathan Bridge (25. 1), b. in New Salem, Oct. 30, 1778; m., 
I., in 1802, Lurana Hinsdale, who was b. in Greenfield, March 4, 
1780, and d. Jan. 2. 1844 ; II., Nov. 18, 1844, Laura Wood. Nathan 
d. in Monson, July 29, 1853. 

41. 1. Sally, b. Jan. 17, 1S03; m. Oct. 4, 1826, Pardon Perry, who was b. 
Nov. 2, 1802, and d. Aug. 6, 1870. 

1. Nathan Bridge, b. Sept. 24, 1829; m. in 1854, Isabella Ross. 

1. Minnie, b. July, 1857. 

2. Ada, b. April 1, I860. 

3. Ellen, b. 1864. 

4. George M., b. 1871. 

2. Jane S., b. May 12, 1831 ; m., I., in 1S53. Her husband d. during 

the first year of their marriage, and she m., II., in 1874, Alex- 
ander Spence. 

3. Ira, b. Feb. 19, 1833; m. 1861, Sally Keating. 

1. Ira. 

2. George. 

3. Ella. 

4. Sally. 

4. Elvira, b. Dec. 6, 1834; m. 1855, William T. Barr, who d. in 1866. 
1. William E., b. April 26, 1861. 

5. Emily, b. Nov. 11, 1836 ; m. in 1864, Andrew Kennedy. 

1. William. 

2. Charles P. 

3. Robert I. 

4. Eva F. 

6. Henry L., b. Sept. 24. 1838. 

7. Hannah C, b. Aug. 21, 1840. 

8. Chester E., b. Nov. 22, 1842 ; m. 1864, Stella Morse. 
1. Frank, b. April, 1S65. 

42. 2. Lurana, b. Oct. 30, 1804; m. March 27, 1823, George Fox. 

1. Henry F., b. 1823. 

2. Alonzo, b. 1827. 

3. Caroline, b. 1831. 

4. Austin E. 

5. Georq;e G.. b. 1837. 



34 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

43. 3. Minerva, b. Oct. 22, 1806 ; m. 1830, Amos Gaines. 

1. Harriet P., b. Feb., 1831. 

2. George S., b. Jan., 1833. 

3. Henry, b. 1835. 

4. Sarah E., b. ; d. in 18-44. 

44. 4. Samuel Hinsdale, b. Nov. 12, 1808; m., I., Adaline Phillips; II., 

Adaline Stearns. 

45. 5. Elvira, b. Nov. 10, 1810 ; m. in 1S35, Winslow Bruce. 

1. Susan, b. Jan., 1837; m. in 1856, W. Mapes. 

2. Henry, d. in 1843. 

3. Pamelia, b. in 1841 ; m. Henry Sayes. 

4. Ruth, b. in 1844; m. in 1864, Warren Cushman. 

5. Dexter, b. in 1846 ; m. Hephzibah Porter. 

6. Victor, d. in 1865. 

46. 6. Pamelia, b. Jan. 11, 1813; d. Nov. 12, 1816. 

47. 7. Henry (12). 

48. 8. Pamelia, b. May 21, 1817 ; m. three times. 

49. 9. Philena, b. Jan. 9, 1819 ; m. 1849, William Hill. 

50. 10. Sereno, b. Nov. 23, 1820 (13). 

51. 11. Austin, b. April 14, 1823 ; d. Sept. 22, 1824. 

52. 12. Emeline, b. Oct. 22, 1845; d. April 24, 1846. 

53. 13. John Wesley, b. July 20, 1847 ; d. March 17, 1850. 

54. 14. Esther, b. Feb. 22, 1852 ; d. April 1, 1852. 

(8) Joseph Bridge (26. 2), b. May 19, 1780, a soldier in the 
war of 1812 ; m. Fanny, dau. of Joseph and Judith (Wells) Latham, 
who was b. in 1778, and d. May 31, 1832. He removed from North- 
field to Northampton circa 1833, and d. Sept. 12, 1835. 

55. 1. Wells Field, b. June 18, 1807; d. April 26, 1832. 

56. 2. Caroline Wells, b. Nov. 15, 1808; d. Feb. 5, 1881. 

57. 3. Judith Burnham, b. July 1, 1810 ; d. Jan., 1S59, in Westfield. 

58. 4. Lucy, b. Feb. 18, 1812; m. May 10, 1842, Lyman Johnson, and d. 

Feb., 1880. 

59. 5. Melicent Conkey, b. May 18, 1S14 ; d. July, 1S83. 

60. 6. Charlotte Yures, b. May 10, 1816; m. in Springfield, June 12, 1S44, 

Amos Osborne, son of Isaac Crosset and Susan Shattuck (Davis) 
Bridge. She d. in Westfield, Oct. 24, 1861. See (16). 

61. 7. Persis Latham, b. Sept. 15, 1818 ; m., I., John Towle ; II., Austin H. 

Buxton of Springfield. 

62. 8. Joseph Alexander, b. Aug. 21, 1820 ; m. 



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63. 9. George "Whitfield (14). 

64. 10. Thomas Cobb, b. Xov. 6, 1824 ; d. May 18, 1825. 
65. 11. Thomas Cobb, b. June 5, 1826 ; settled in Thompsonville, Conn. ; m. 
60. 12. Rebecca Cobb, b. June 3, 1S2S ; m. Jan. 5, 1848, Henry B. Styles, 
who d. Jan. 14, 1857. 

(9) Isaac Crosset Bridge (27.3), b. in Pelham, Mass., Oct. 27, 
1789; went to Ware; m. Sept. 28, 1811, Susan Shattuck, dau. of 
Aaron and Susannah (Shattuck) Davis of "Warwick, who was b. 
March 19, 1790, and d. July 27, 1847. Isaac d. Aug. 31, 1842. 

67. 1. Jonathan Dans (15). 

68. 2. Amos Osborne (16). 

69. 3. Benjamin Ball (17). 

70. 4. Susan Greenwood, b. April 18, ISIS ; m. Dec, 1858, Enoch Spencer, 

and d. without children, March 25, 1882. 

71. 5. John Wesley (18). 

72. 6. Henry Martin (19). 

73. 7. Joseph Merrill (20). 

74. 8. Jesse Filmore (21). 

75. 9. Elvira Roxana, b. March 15, 1S29 ; d. June 1, 1848. 

76. 10. Adaline Minerva, b. Jan. 22, 1832 ; m. May, 1855, Alonzo Upham, 

of East Brookfield ; d. April 15, 1856. 

77. 11. Harriet Emeline, b. Aug. 17, 1833 ; d. Oct. 4, 1834. 

78. 12. Wilber Watson, b. Oct. 4, 1835; d. March 17, 1836. 

(10) Jonathan Bridge (35.5), b. Feb. 1, 1798; m. Hannah, dau. 
of James and Hannah (Watts) Smith of Charlestown. He d. May 
14, 1837. 

79. 1. Paulina Smith, b. Oct, 5, 182S; m. Xov. 20, 1851, Augustus L. Dole 

of Xewburyport. 

1. Augustus L., b. Sept. 9, 1858. 

2. Helen C, b. Feb. 2, 1864. 

80. 2. Francis H. (22). 

(11) Heriman Bridge, b. Sept. 10, 1811 ; m. Nancy Church Bailey 
of Dorchester. 

81. 1. Emily, b. Julv 24, 1838; d. Aug. 6, 1849. 



36 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(12) Henry Bridge (47. 7), b. Jan. 1, 1815 ; m. in 1839, Corinthia 
Stearns. 

32. 1. Perley. 

83. 2. Loren. 

84. 4. Cornelia, b. ; m. in 1869, William Haliday. 

(13) Sereno Bridge (50. 10), b. Nov. 23, 1820 ; in. in 1846, Alice 
Winchester. 

35. 1. Annette, b. ; d. 
86. 2. Wallace, b. in 1856. 
37. 3. Arthur, b. in 1859. 

(14) George Whitfield Bridge (63.9), b. Aug. 16, 1822, lives in 
Eockville, Conn. ; m. in Enfield, Conn., Nov. 8, 1843, Minerva 
Griswold. 

88. 1. George A., b. in Newington, Conn., Sept. 12, 1844 ; m. in Providence, 

June 20, 1876, Sarah H. Clarke. 

89. 2. Winfield Scott, b. July 2, 1848; d. Jan. 8, 1850. 

90. 3. Wilbur Winfield (23). 

(15) Eev. Jonathan Davis Bridge, b. in Northfield, Sept. 10, 
1812 ; in. Aug. 30, 1832, Abigail Learnard, dau. of Liberty and 
Hannah (Holbrook) Bullard. Abigail d. Jan. 7, 1811. 

He was an estimable clergyman in the Methodist Church. 

91. 1. Melville Wells (24). 

92. 2. Watson Wilberforce (25). 

93. 3. William Dawson (26). 

94. 4. Saurin Massilon, b. in Saugus, Nov. 3, 1841 ; d. July 13, 1842. 

(16) Amos Osborne Bridge (68.2), b. in Springfield, Sept. 23, 
1814 ; m. June 12, 1844, Charlotte Yures, dau. of Joseph and Fanny 
(Latham) Bridge (60. 6), who was b. May 16, 1816, and d. Oct. 24, 
1861 ; Amos d. in Warwick, March 26, 1872. 

95. 1. Ellen Charlotte, b. April 8, 1845; m. Jan. 1, 1871 ; George Washing- 

ton, son of George Washington and Matilda (Owen) Smith, who 
was b. April 17, 1844. 

1. Nettie Bridge, b. Nov. 20, 1873. 

2. Alice Louisa, b. Nov. 26, 1877. 

3. Ada Hyde, b. Dec. 22, 1878; d. May 28, 1879. 

4. Minnie Luella, b. Sept. 3, 1S80 ; d. Oct. 13, 1880. 



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96. 2. Luther Amos, b. Feb. 20. 1848, lives in Hampden. 

97. 3. Louisa Minerva, b. Jan. 14, 1851; d. March 22, 1882. 

(17) Benjamin Ball Bridge (69.3), b. May 26, 1816; m. July 5, 
1846, Anna Maria, dan. of Daniel and Esther Atwell (Stockwell) 
King of Worcester, who was b. May 3, 1822. 

98. 1. Anna Maria, b. Oct. 24, 1S47; d. Feb. 28, 1853. 

99. 2. Benjamin Herbert, b. May 28, 1854; d. July 28, 1854. 
Inn. 3. William Carroll, b. Nov. 8, 1857 : d. Jau. 18, 1858. 

(18) John Wesley Bridge, Rev. (71.5), b. Aug. 19, 1820; m. 
Oct. 3. 1843, Orris Elizabeth, dan. of Gray ton aud Elizabeth (Ben- 
net) Fuller of AVilbraham. who was b. Nov. 26, 1820. A clergyman 
of the Methodist Church. He d. Nov. 10, 1883. 

101. 1. Olin Burritt (27). 

102. 2. Gifford Munroe, b. Oct. 6. 1847 : m., L. Feb. 14. 1869, Eunice Au- 

gusta, dau. of Arnold and Eunice Taft. b. Xov., 1847: d. Jan., 
l s 72. II., March 31. 1883, Esther Adeline, dau. of Robert and 
PlKebe Anne (Wilbur) Burdick. She was b. Xov. 26, 1865. 

103. 3. Joseph Henry (28). 

104. 4. Violetta Elizabeth, b. Xov. 28, 1851; m. July 20, 1872, George 

Riley, son of James L. and Ruby E. Wilcox. 

1. Helen Eva. b. June 10, 1873. 

2. George, b. Aug. 12, 1875. 

3. John Wesley, b. March 31, 1>77. 

4. Alice Ruby. b. April 29, 1879. 

5. Gifford Daniel, b. May 22, 1882. 

105. 5. John Wesley (29). 

106. 6. Charles Watson (30). 

107. 7. Mary Alice, b. June 15, 1858. 

108. 8. Harriet Adelaide, b. Oct. 7, 1859 ; m. Jan. 30, 1S78, John, son of 

Thomas and Mary (Robertson) Gourley, who was born March 4, 
1855. 

1. Mary Eva. b. Jan. 9, 1879. 

109. 9. Susan Eva, b. Jan. 16, 1862; d. July 6, 1864. 

(19) Henry Martin Bridge (72.6). b. in Xorthfield. Aug. 23. 
1823 : ordained in Methodist Church, 1845. In 1854. installed over 
the Congregational Church in Warwick ; d. Pastor of the church in 
Colebrook. N.H., Dec. 23, 1861 : m. Feb. 15. 1846, Elizabeth Foster, 
dau. of Major John and Alsa (Spelman) Cady of Stafford, Conn., 
who was b. Feb. 17, 1825. 



38 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

110. 1. Charles Adams (31). 

111. 2. Mary Annette, b. July 2, 1849 ; m. Nov., 1871, William C, son of 

Asa Hatch of Northumberland, X.H., who d. June, 1875. Two 
children d. young. 

112. 3. Henry Ward Beecher, b. Oct. 28, 1851 ; printer; d. Feb. 28, 1881. 

113. 4. Jane Elizabeth, b. Sept, 9, 1854; m. Sept., 1876, Thomas Vandyke. 

Three children : George, Mary, . 

114. 5. Jonathan Davis, b. Aug. 21, 1859 ; printer ; m. June 2, 1S7S, Julia, 

dau. of George Washington Annis of Colebrook. 

(20) Joseph Merrill Bridge (73. 7), b. Oct. 11, 1835; m. Jan. 1, 
1851, Adelaide Clemence, dau. of Lyman and Anne Elizabeth (Dyer) 
Johnson of Sturbridge, who was b. March 25, 1832. 

115. 1. Emery Lyman of Grand Rapids, Mich., b. Sept, 26, 1852. 

116. 2. Benjamin Herbert, b. Sept. 20, 1858 ; d. April 25, 1873. 

(21) Jesse Film ore Bridge (74. 8), b. June 21, 1827 ; m., I., June 
6, 1849, Almira Adeline, dau. of Edwin and Anne Sophia (Stocking) 
Smith, who d. Aug. 28, 1857 ; m., II.. July 11, 1858, Ellen Rebecca, 
dau. of Dea. George Washington and Sarah Pierce (Leonard) Moore. 
He served two years in the late war. 

117. 1. Ella Frances, b. March 18, 1S50; d. Aug. 6, 1851. 

118. 2. Lilly Fremont, b. May 26, 1856. 



119. 3. Sarah Washington, b. July 24, 1859 ; m. Dec. 25, 1883, M. A. Stone. 

120. 4. Susan Lincoln, b. April 10, 186S. 

121. 5. Jessie Rebecca, b. Sept. 2, 1870. 

(22) Francis H. Bridge (80. 2), b. Sept. 17, 1831; m. Nov. 2, 
1854, Mary B. Brown of Marblehead, who d. Oct. 17, 1880. 

122. 1. Robert Calder, b. Oct, 23, 1857. 

123. 2. Edward Blanchard, b. March 24, 1863. 



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NINTH GENERATION. 

(23) Wilbur Winfield Bridge (90.3), b. Feb. 8, 1852, D.D.S., 
Phil. ; m. June 14, 1876, Eva St. Clair Watson. 

124. 1. Wilbur Winiield, b. Oct. 3, 1S79. 

(24) Melville Wells Bridge (91. 1), b. in Feeding Hills Parish, 
"West Springfield, April 26, 1834, Treasurer of Hampden County, 
Mass. ; m. April 26, 1857. Anna Viola, dau. of John and Roxana 
'Wheeler of Williainsville, Vt.. who was b. Nov. 11, 1838, in Chester- 
field, N.H. 

12.3. 1. Francis Melville, b. May 22, 1359 ; d. Sept. 2, 1860. 

126. 2. Addie Anna, b. and d. July 17, 1860. 

127. 3. Ilattie Wheeler, b. July 8, 1861 ; d. Dec. 30, 1862. 

128. 4. Olive Anne, b. Oct. 26, 1863. 

129. 5. Lucius Ladd, b. Dec. 8, 1S69. 

130. 6. Lizzie Wheeler, b. Nov. 20, 1873 ; d. July 24, 1882. 

(25) Watson Wilberforce Bridge (92.2), b. Sept. 27, 1836; in 
business in New Haven, Conn. ; m., I., Jan. 1, 1861, in Southbor- 
ough, Harriet Anne, dau. of Lowell and Harriet Newell (Williams) 
Brigham, who was b. Sept. 2, 1837 ; d. Sept. 23, 1874. m., II., Nov. 
9, 1875. Alia Amelia, dau. of Charles M. and Mary Elizabeth (Cole) 
Randall, who was b. Feb. 6. 1852 ; d. in Boston, Nov. 28, 1880. 
Mr. Bridge served through the whole war of the Rebellion, in the 
37th and 54th Regiments of Massachusetts Volunteers ; was captain 
in the. 54th Regiment. 

131. 1. Mattie Abigail, b. Dec. 16, 1861. 

132. 2. Watson Burbank, b. Sept. 11, 1S69 ; d. Feb. 19, 1873. 

133. 3. Lowell Brigham, b. July 4. and d. Oct. 14, 1S74. 

(26) Rev. William Dawson Bridge (93. 3), b. Feb. 23, 1840, 
A.B., Wes. Univ., 1861, Teacher, Clergyman in Meth. Church, Sec- 
retary in the Chautauqua Work ; m. Nov. 26, 1863, Mary Susan San- 
ford, dau. of Philip and Susan (Bassett) Holway, who was b. in 
Lowell, June 30, 1841. 

134. 1. Florence Merlina, b. in Rockport, Oct. 1, 1869. 

(27) Olin Burritt Bridge (101. 1), b. Sept. 18, 1845 ; m., I., June 
22. 1867, Helen Augusta, dau. of Simeon Groves and Mary Augusta 
Hapworth. who was b. Oct. 27. 1847 ; d. Jan. 9,1871. m., II., Sept. 



40 NINTH GENERATION. 

18, 1873, Adaliue Amanda, dan. of AYilliarn and Adaline (Bond) 
Johnson, b. Aug. 3, 1854. 

135. 1. Frances Eva, b. March 17, 1869. 



136. 2. Henry Durham, b. Nov. 4, 1877. 

137. 3. Gertrude Alina, b. Nov. 8, 1879; d. Sept. 16, 1880. 

(28) Joseph Henry Bridge (103. 3), b. Dec. 30, 1849 ; m. Dec. 15, 
1878, Caroline Joanna, dau. of William and Theresa (Young) Lehne r 
b. Feb. 12, 1862. 

138. 1. Henry Lehne, b. Sept. 5, 1879. 

139. 2. George Wesley, b. Nov. 26, 1881. 

(29) John Wesley Bridge (105. 5), b. June 26, 1854; m. May 17. 
1881, Beatrice Leola, dau. of Benjamin Franklin and Lauretta Hart- 
well (Huntley) Gage, who was b. Jan. 13, 1856. 

140. 1. Benjamin Hartwell, b. April 26, 1882. 

141. 2. Alice Genevieve, b. Sept. 17, 18S3. 

(30) Charles Watson Bridge (106. 6), b. Nov. 15, 1856 ; m. Nov. 
21, 1877, Georgia Emma, dau. of George Harris and Mary Emma 
(Daniels) Churchill. She was b. Aug. 19, 1851. 

142. 1. William Dawson, b. Nov. 26, 1878. 

143. 2. Ethel May, b. Feb. 10, 1883. 

(31) Charles Adams Bridge (110. 1), b. Mar. 22, 1847, in Glouces- 
ter ; served 1864-7 in the Fifth Regiment of the United States Artil- 
lery ; m. Oct. 25, 1876, Mary, dau. of Isaac and Caroline Morenci 
of Colebrook. Printer, living in Boston. 

144. 1. Irving Henry, b. April 4, 1878. 



(c) JOHX BRIDGE. 41 



FOURTH GENERATION, 
(c) The Family of John Bridge. 

John Bridge -was the third son of Matthew Bridge, jr., and -was b. 
Sept. 1. 1700. He was •• a prominent citizen of Lexington, serving 
in all the Offices the Town had to give." He was Selectman in 1746 
and in 1756. 

He m.. I.. Jan. 4. 1730, Anne Herrick of Wenham. who d. with 
her child. Dec. 7, 1730; and he m., II., in 1732, Sarah, dan. of 
Joseph and Mary Tidd. For a detailed account of the Tidd family, 
see Mr. Hudson's History of Lexington. Sarah was b. Now 19, 
1711. and d. March 14. 1754. 

John m., III., Mrs. Mary Porter of Woburn, who d. without 
children. Aug. 27, 1788. John d. May 7. 1776. 

1. 1. Mary. b. April 22, 1733; m. April 11, 1754. Isaac, son of Major Ben- 

jamin and Rebecca (Stone) Reed, who was b. July 30, 1727. See 
Mr. Hudson for the Reeds. 

1. Isaac of Littleton, b. May 18, 1755; m. Mary. dau. of General 
Isaac Gardner, a man of large service in the Revolution, and 
highly respected. 

1. Isaac, H. C. 17S0. 

2. 2. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1735; m. April 11, 1754, Oliver, son of "Esq." 

William and Sarah (Poidter) Reed. Oliver -was b. March 25, 1730. 
"William and Benjamin Reed were brothers, sons of William and 
Abigail (Kendal) Reed. William, the elder, -was sixth son of 
George Reed, who -was b. in England in 1629. 

1. Oliver, b. 1755. 

2. Sarah, b. in 1757. 

3. Reuben, b. in 1759. 

4. Mary, b. in 1763. 

3. 3. John (1). 

4. 4. Josiah (2). 

5. 5. Ebenezer (3). 



42 FIFTH GENERATION. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

(1) John Bridge, Esq., (3. 3), was b. Dec. 28, 1737 ; m., I., April 

14, 1761, Hannah, clau. of William and Sarah (Poulter) Reed, who 

was b. Oct. 24, 1740, and d. Oct. 26, 1782. He m., II., July 13, 

1786, Mary Moore, who d. April 1, 1788, set. 42. He d. Dec. 6, 

1806. 

He was a Major in the Military Service in the Revolution, and 

took part in the battles at Lexington and Bunker's Hill. At Lex- 
ington, — 

" John Danforth was hit just in Lexington Street, 
John Bridge at that lane where you cross Beaver Falls," 
****** 
" I took Bridge on my knee, but he said, ' Don't mind me : 
Fill yonr horn from mine — let me lie where I be. 
Our Fathers,' says he, ' that their Sons might be free, 
Left their King on his Throne and came over the Sea ; 
And that man is a knave or a fool who, to save 
His life, for a Minute would live like a Slave.' " 

He was a trusted soldier and a wise adviser in the Committee of 
Safety. Afterwards, he did good service in civil life, was Selectman, 
had charge of the schools, and was in special favor as Justice of the 
Peace. 

6. 1. John (4). 

7. 2. Elias, b. July 12, 1764 ; d. Sept. 10, 177S. 

8. 3. Hannah, b. April 30, 1771 ; m., I., Sept. 29, 1791, Gen. Joseph, son of 

Cornet John and Beulah (Merriam) Chandler. " The Cornet, 
though he held a commission under the Royal Governor of Cornet 
of his Majesty's Blue Troop, was not false to his native colony. 
He belonged to Captain Parker's Spartan Band," and did other 
large service to the State and to the Town in the war and after the 
war. 
Joseph was b. Sept. 2, 1768, and d. March 26, 1807 ; Hannah in., II., 
Jan. 7, 1810, Dr. Thomas Whitcomb, who d. Oct. 8, 1813, set. 48. 
Hannah d. March, 1811. 

1. Hannah, b. June 26, 1794; d. Jan. 20, 1809. 

2. Sarah, b. May 24, 1796; d. Feb. 10, 1S00. 

3. Joseph, b. Feb. 26, 1801 ; d. Nov. 16, 1822. 

4. John, b. Dec. 11, 1806; d. Nov. 16, 1807. 



5. Elizabeth Bridge, b. Jan. 13, 1814 ; m. Oct. 25, 1819, Nathaniel 
Harris, son of Nathaniel Gerry of Salem, who d. Jan. 5, 1869, 
set. 55. Elizabeth d. March 8, 1883. No children. 



(e) JOHN BRIDGE. 43 



9. 4. Mary. b. Jan. 14, 1776 : d. Sept. 4. 1778. 
10. 5. Sarah, b. June 20, 17S0 ; d. Dec. 1, 1780. 



11. 6. Mary, b. April 17. 1787 ; d. Nov. 6, 1820. 

(2) Rev. Josiah Bridge (4.4), b. Dec. 28, 1730, H. C. 17.38; m. 
Jan. 30. 176G. Martha, dau. of Rev. Aaron and Martha (Allen) 
Smith of Marlborough. Mr. Smith was a "faithful Minister and a 
eood man." For the Allen family, see Babson's History of Gloucester. 

Josiah was ordained at East Sudbury, now Wayland, Nov. 4. 
1761, and d. June 19, 1801. Graduating from college while still 
eighteen years of age, and called to the charge of a parish before he 
was twenty-two. " he soon distinguished himself." " Endowed with 
a strong mind and a sound judgment and being a good scholar he 
possessed eminent talents as a preacher." " Beside a good personal 
appearance he had a pleasantness, a solemnity and dignity in his 
voice, style, and address which seldom concentre in any man.*' 

•• Wherever he went to preach, his appearance gave pleasure; he 
was heard with avidity, and his people were considered happy, and 
almost envied, in having such a minister. He presided at Councils 
with meekness and dignity. He was continually in request at ordi- 
nations and other public occasions. He preached an Election Ser- 
mon and a Convention Sermon, and read at the University the 
Dudleian Lecture. All these honors together were then very rarely 
conferred on one Minister." 

"Among his brethren he was greatly beloved and esteemed. To 
the association of which he was a member, he was an unspeakable 
loss. Ministers. Churches, and Societies, involved in trouble, sought 
his advice and influence as Peacemaker and Judge." "He was en- 
joyed by all before him while they lived, and by all who were after 
him while he lived." "The praise of Bridge." says McKeen. four- 
teen vears after his decease, "a goodly man and faithful, is still in 
all the Churches." 

He. too. as were most of his profession in that generation, and as 
have been very many of his name, was earnestly interested in edu- 
cation. One of the first Academies started in Massachusetts. — insti- 
tutions which did such eminently good work in the last century. — 
was that at Framingham. It was very prosperous. He was one of its 
original Trustees, and continued in its service as such till his decease. 

12. 1. Aaron Smith, b. Dec. 27, 1760 ; d. Jan. 22, 1767. 

13. 2. Martha, b. Sept. 5, 1768; m. Jan. 22. 1791. John Prentiss of Lan- 

caster, afterwards of Penn Yann. X.Y. See the new edition of 
"The Prentiss Family." Martha d. March 2, 1857, leaving nearly 
a hundred living descendants. 



44 FIFTH GENERATION. 

1. Rebecca, b. Nov. 22, 1791; m. B. F. Welles; eight children; d. 

March 3, 1873. 

2. Harriet, b. July 24, 1793 ; m. William Edwin Welles ; twelve chil- 

dren; d. March 12, 1882. 

3. Peter Bridge, b. Nov. 12, 1795; d. June 1, 1813. 

4. John Adams, b. May 7, 1798; m. Thankful Hotchkiss; ten chil- 

dren ; d. May 8, 1878. 

5. William, b. May 10, 1801 ; m. Fanny Ledyard ; eight children ; d. 
, March 18, 1875. 

6. Josiah, b. Dec. 10, 1804 ; m. Hannah A. Hotchkiss ; three children. 

7. Martha Bridge, b. June 8, 1807 ; m. Hervey A. Hotchkiss ; two- 

children. 

8. Mary Anne Wright, b. May 25, 1811 ; d. July 7, 1882. 

14. 3. Aaron Smith, b. Dec. 27, 1770; d. Dec, 1851. 

15. 4. William, b. June 30, 1772 ; d. Nov. 24, 1772. 

16. 5. William, b. Oct. 23, 1773 ; m. Eunice Butter, and d. in Wayland, 

June 30, 1855. He was a merchant, doing business in London for 
several years. No children. 

17. 6. Anna, b. March 15, 1776; m. Rev. Luther Wright, H. C. 1796; d. 

March, 1862. No children. 

18. 7. Sarah, b. June 15, 1780 ; m. Oct. 10, 1808, Rev. Alpheus, son of Cap- 

tain Abijah and Sybil (Adams) Harding of Barre. He was b. Jan. 
19, 1780, D. C. 1805 ; ordained at New Salem, Dec. 2, 1807 ; d. 
circa 1870. 

1. Martha, b. 1S09 ; d. young. 

2. Bridge, b. 1811 ; d. young. 

3. Martha Smith, b. July 1, 1813 ; m. July 29, 1838, Rev. Asarelah 

Morse Bridge (11). 

4. Josiah Bridge, Jan. 11, 1816 ; m. Aug. 12, 1839, Sarah S. Proctor j 

went west; d. in 1863. 

1. Charles Proctor, b. Sept. 12, 1840. 

2. George W., b. May 2, 1842. 

3. Alpheus, b. July 25, 1844. 

4. Arthur A., b. July 9, 1847. 

5. Alpheus, b. Jan. 12, 1818 ; m. Sept. 16, 1842, Maria P. Taft of 

Dudley ; President of Athol Bank. 

1. Ella M., b. Feb. 13, 1846; m. June 16, 1868, Albert L. Newman, 
President of the Bank of the Commonwealth in Boston. 

1. Albert H., b. Dec. 5, 1S73. 



(c 1 ) JOHN BRIDGE. 45 

2. William Bridge, b. March 21, 1854 ; m. March 21, 1870, Lillie 
M. Hathaway of Meriden, Conn. 

1. Daisy May, 1>. May 10, 1*79. 

2. Alpheus, b. May 30, 1881. 

19. 8. Josiah (5). 

20. 9. Charles, b. May 30, 1785; d. Dec, 1851. 

(3) Ebenezer Bridge (5.5), b. in Lexington, Feb. 3, 1742; m. 
Nov. 3, 17G3, at Lunenburg, Mehitable, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah 
Wood, who was b. Dec. 23, 1741, and d. in Hartland, Vt., July 20, 
1825. Ebenezer d. Feb. 13, 1823. 

An obituary notice of hirn says that ' ' he entered the Army of the 
Revolution as Captain, soon after the Battle of Lexington, and served 
throughout the war, being afterwards Major, and then Colonel. 
When the war broke out he had a handsome property ; its termina- 
tion left him poor." 

"A kind father, a benevolent man, with a will as strong as his 
affections," is the characterization of one who remembered him. 

21. 1. Sarah, b. in 1766 ; m. July 7, 1795, Elisha Herrick of Hartland, who 

was b. Jan. 10, 1763, and d. Sept. 6, 1831. Sarah d. in Corinth. 
X.H., Aug. 17, 1S03. 

1. Sarah, b. in Corinth, Oct. 23, 1798 ; m. June 9, 1822, George W. 

Blossom, who was b. Oct. 8, 1797, and d. Feb. 27, 1S70. Sarah 
d. Dec. 20, 1883. 

1. Paulina S., b. Xov. 25, 1824 ; m. Charles H. Matthews, and d. 

Feb. 17, 1846. 

2. Eliab H., b. March 30, 1827 ; m. July 2, 1856, Mary Small, and 

d. June 3, 1874. 

3. Mary Anne, b. July 26, 1829 ; d. Jan. 15. 1S47. 

4. Henry G., b. Jan. 2, 1S33 ; m. Oct. IS, 1859, Mary Jane George, 

d.' Feb. 24, 1881. 

5. Joseph W., b. Sept. 10, 1835; d. April 1, 1867. 

6. Charles F., b. Feb. 11. 1837 : m. Jan. 15, 1868, Helen E. Stevens. 

7. Calvin E., b. July 5, 1839 ; m. April 6, 1864, Eliza J. Winne. 

2. Eliab Bridge, b. 1800; m. Mary Anne Rayntond of Stowe, Vt., 

who d. Xov. 20, 1845. He d. Feb. 2, 1854. A merchant and 
prominent citizen. 

1. Charles E., b. Xov. 24, 1827; m. July 2, 1850, Maria B. Bayley, 

and d. May 13, 1870. 

2. William Bridge, b. 1830 ; d. March 20, 1850. 

3. Edward L., b. 1833 ; m. Dec. 4, 1860, Mary Thorn, and d. April 

11, 1876. 

4. Carlos, b. Xov. 30, 1838 ; d. June 28, 1873. 



46 FIFTH GENERATION. 

22. 2. Mehitable, b. Aug. 3, 1768 ; m. Feb. 12, 1788, Samuel Kendall, who 

was b. in Hartland, Nov. 28, 1766, and d. Jan. 2, 1848, at East 
Bethany, N.Y. Mehitable d. Aug. 29, 1851. Their children were- 
all b. in Strafford, Vt. 

1. Samuel, b. July 3, 1789 ; m. 

2. Melinda, b. Sept. 8, 1790 ; m. Faunce. 

3. Louisa, b. June 1, 1798; m. Wright; d. Feb. 5, 1832. 

4. Olive, b. Aug. 22, 1801 ; m. Holden ; d. Jan. 10, 1874. 

5. Reuben, b. July 1, 1804; m. Alice Holden; d. Dec. 30, 1874. 

6. Azro, b. May 28, 1809 ; m. ; d. Feb. 1860. 
All except Azro left children. 

23. 3. Ebenezer, b. in 1770 ; m. Olive Keith ; d. in Alexandria, Va., Jan.,. 

1801. No children. 

24. 4. Bezaleel (6). 

25. 5. John (7). 

26. 6. Elizabeth, b. in 1777 ; m. Amos, son of Daniel and Priscilla G. Ralph, 

who was b. hi Woodstock in 1780, and d. March 29, 1850. Eliza- 
beth d. Feb. 2, 1854. 

1. Eliza Bridge, b. Dec. 28, 1802; m. March 17, 1828, Dr. Ammi Wil- 

lard. He was b. in Rockingham, Vt., Jan. 16, 1802, and d. in 
Jersey City, Jan. 12, 1879. Eliza d. May 8, 1858. 

1. Oscar Amos, b. Feb. 9, 1829; m. Abby Drew, dau. of Harrison 
and Eliza (Drew) French. One daughter. 

2. Pluma Harrington, b. ; m. Dr. William Bowman, and d. Sept. 10, 

1864. Pluma d. Aug. 9, 1865. 

3. Lavinia Wood, b. Dec. 10, 1810; m. Barnas Ladd Delano, who 

was b. Jan. 5, 1807. Lavinia d. Dec. 29, 1866. He d. Oct. 24, 
1877. 
1. Francis R., b. Sept. 6, 1842; m. at Niagara Falls, Oct. 19, 1871, 
Elizabeth Grant, who was b. Nov. 30, 1843. 

27. 7. James (8). 

28. 8. William (9). 

29. 9. Jonathan (10). 



(c) JOHN BRIDGE. 47 



SIXTH GENERATION. 

(4) John Bridge of Wiscasset (6. 1), was b. in Lexington, July 
12, 1762 ; in. Rachel Flagg of Boston, and d. Oct. 17, 1795. 

30. 1. Hannah, b. circa 1788; m. before 1806, John Kelsea, who d. Xov. 11, 

1865. 

1. James, b. circa 1805; d. circa 1820. 

2. John, lost at sea. 

3. William, a printer in Nashville, Tenn. d. (?) 

31. 2. John, b. circa 1790 ; d. young. 

32. 3. Fanny, b. in 1792, in Wiscasset; m. Captain Joseph Currier of 

Warner, X.H. They both d. of Yellow Fever in Augusta, Ga., 
in 1817. 

1. Sarah, b. circa 1808 ; d. in infancy. 

2. Elizabeth Trundy, b. April 21, 1812 ; m., I., in Billerica, June 20, 

1831, Arza Page, who was b. Aug. 9, 1800 ; d. in California, 
whither he had removed his family, Feb. 18, 1868. Elizabeth 
m., II., Dec. 25, 1879, Franklin Robinson. 

1. Joseph Merriam, b. Nov. 29, 1832. 

2. Hannette Currier, b. Sept. 18, 1835; m. July 27, 1853, John 

Henry Holden. 

3. Mary Francis, b. July 29, 1S38; m. Xov. 9, 1864, Dr. Albert 

Thorndike of Dixmont, Me., who d. Sept. 4, 1874. 

1. Harriet G., b. April 18, 1865; d. Oct. 1, 1869. 

2. Bessie Lora, b. Sept. 20, 1867. 

3. Ella Augusta, b. Sept. 22, 1869. 

4. Willis Hale, b. Feb. 8, 1872. 

5. Albert Page, b. Aug. 3, 1874. 

4. Augusta Streeter, b. Feb. 2, 1841 ; d. April 28, 1842. 

5. Georgiana Bryant, b. Feb. 22, 1843 ; m. Sept. 30, 1860, Jackson 

Wright, 

6. Elizabeth Augusta, b. March 8, 1845. 

7. Ella Maria Kimball, b. Aug. 28, 1849. 

3. Hannett Bridge, b. June 23, 1813 ; m. Jan. 8, 1838, Luther Homes 

of Dorchester. Living in Xew Orleans. 

1. Anne Elizabeth, b. Oct. 28, 1838; m. Aug. 28, 1855, Washing- 
ton Irving Hodgson, merchant, in Xew Orleans. 

1. Harry Homes, b. Aug. 2, 1856. Living in Louisville. 

2. Ella Jane, b. May 27, 1859 ; m. Dec. 14, 1880, George James 

Long of Louisville. Two sons. 



48 SIXTH GENERATION. 

2. Ella Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1846 ; m. Dec. 24, 1869, Frank H., only 

son of Rear-Admiral Joseph Green, U.S.X., of Brookline, 
Mass. 

1. Daisy Stella, b. Dec. 8, 1874. 

3. Warren, b. Xov. 10, 1849 ; in. March 14, 1874, Isabella Cham- 

bers Douglas. 

1. Harry, b. Jan. 23, 1S75. 

2. Herbert Bridge, b. April 15, 1876. 

3. Josiah Morrow, b. May 10, 1882. 

4. Joseph, b. 1815. 

33. 4. Rachel Flagg, b. Jan. 28, 1794; m. March 20, 1S14, Joseph, son of 
Peter and Xancy (Bowman) Veazie of Boston. Rachel d. Sept., 
1837. Joseph d. March 24, 1868. 

1. Joseph Augustus, b. March 24, 1815; m. Francis Swift Rogers, 

and d. May 9, 1S75. 

1. Joseph, b. May 6, 1S40. 

2. Judith Francis, b. June 5, 1843 ; d. 1847. 

3. Alice, b. May 10, 1846. 

4. Winchester, b. Aug. 19, 1848. 

5. Frank Boyleston, b. Nov. 9, 1850; d. June 6, 1874. 

2. Frances Bridge, b. March 7, 1819; m. Oct. 16, 1837, Benjamin 

Franklin Tenny, and d. Oct. 14, 1858. 

1. Joseph, b. Xov. 2, 1839 ; d. Sept. 1, 1878. 

(5) Deacon Josiah Bridge (19.8), b. Aug. 20, 1782 ; was in busi- 
ness in Lancaster ; m. March 2, 1806, Eirene, dau. of Rev. Asarelah 
(H. C. 1767) and Hepzibah (Hall) Morse of Tisbury. He d. in 
Lowell, Feb. 8, 1827. Eirene was b. in Brewster, April 23, 1784, 
and d. Jan. 28, 1852. 

34. 1. Hepzibah Morse, b. Feb. 16, 1807; d. June 15, 1859. 

35. 2. Martha Eirene, b. July 11, 1808. 

36. 3. Asarelah Morse (11). 

37. 4. Nancy, b. April 20, 1812 ; d. Sept. 24, 1846. 

38. 5. Sarah, b. -Jan. 2, 1814; d. Xov. 29, 1814. 

39. 6. Josiah (12). 

40. 7. Sarah, b. July 19, 1818; d. Xov. 29, 1S73. 

41. 8. William Frederick (13). 

42. 9. Abigail Allen, b. June 30, 1823. 



(r) JOHN BRIDGE. 4!» 

(6) Bezaleel Bridge (24. 1). 1». Dec. 17, 1771 ; m. March 23, 1802, 
Hannah, dan. of Abel and Hannah (Proctor) Adams, who was b. in 
West Windsor. Dec. 10, 1783; d. Feb. 13, 1846. He d. Sept. 4, 
1855. 

43. 1. Hannah Maria, b. March 30, 1803; d. Jan. 21, 1835. 

44. 2. Sarah Chase, b. Aug. IS, 1806; m. Jan. 7, 1832, Horace, son of 

Jesse and Winnefred (Swift) Spaulding, who was b. July 23, 1S05, 
and d. Sept. 24, 1878. Sarah d. Nov. 28, 1882. 

1. Eugene Horace, b. Oct. 2, 1838, Town Clerk, Treasurer. Repre- 
sentative, etc. 

45. 3. Bezaleel (14). 

46. 4. Abel Eliab (15). 

47. 5. Catharine Nancy, b. Feb. 20, 1813 ; m. Feb. 10, 1S57, Merrick Spof- 

ford. 

48. 6. Sylvester Barnard (16). 

49. 7. Eliza Rolph, b. April 27, 1817. 

50. 8. Mary Mehitahle, b. Jan. 19; d. March 8, 1822. 

51. 9. Ebenezer Aretus (17). 

52. 10. Jane Loraine, b. July 20, 1825; d. Feb. 22, 1832. 

(7) John Bridge (25.5), b. Nov. 13, 1775; in. Jan. 25, 1801, 
Hannah, dan. of Samuel and Hannah (Stowe) Slayton, who was b. 
Oct. 8, 1781, and d. May 28, 1873, at Pomfret. John d. Dec. 10, 
1829. He was a farmer. Assistant Judge of Windsor Co.. 1820- 
1825. " One of the best of men, a good representative of his father. 
At one time the wealthiest man, and of greatest influence in his 
neighborhood, he died in comparative poverty. But he did not part 
with his integrity. He was an honest, upright man through all." 

53. 1. John, b. June 27, 1S02; d. Dec. 8, 1825. 

54. 2. Reuben Slayton, b. March 11, 1805; d. May 2, 1832. 

55. 3. Ebenezer (18). 

56. 4. Almira, b. May 12, 1809 ; m. Ezekiel Morrison of Laporte, Ind., and 

d. June 2, 1S56. Five children. 

57. 5. Eveline, b. June 17, 1811; m. Samuel E. Williams, and d. Sept. 17, 

1862. One child. 

58. 6. Hannah Stowe, b. Aug. 18, 1817; m. Sutton Van Pelt, and d. Dec. 12, 

1848. Three children. 

59. 7. Norman William, b. Nov. 9, 1821 ; d. Sept. 3, 1861. 



50 SIXTH GENERATION. 

(8) James Bridge (27. 7), b. March 20, 1781 ; m. Susan, dau. of 
Daniel and Priscilla G. Kalph, who was b. April 7, 1784, and d. 
Feb. 20, 1865. James d. Feb. 28, 1862, at Malta, 111. His manly 
mental vigor and self-control, preserved through many years of ill- 
health, passed over to his son, and strikingly characterized that son 
also. 

60. 1. James Madison (19). 

(9) William Bridge (28.8), b. May 24, 1783 ; m. April 14, 1812, 
Susan, dau. of Jacob and Anne (Parks) Holt of Woodstock, who 
was b. Jan. 15, 1792, and d. March 30, 1876. He d. April 19, 1857. 

61. 1. Eliab William (20). 

62. 2. Lucy Lyndes, b. June 3, 1815; m. June 3, 1835, Edmund Lawrence, 

son of Edmund and Abigail (Burnam) Page, and d. April, 1874. 

1. Lucy Abby, b. April 8, 1836 ; m. Benjamin Francis Mercer. 

2. Oscar Edmund, b. Sept. 10, 1837 ; m. Jane M. Haven. 

3. Susan Emeroy, b. Feb. 27, 1841. 

4. Elmer Bridge, b. June 2, 1849. 

63. 3. Susan Amanda, b. May 3, 1817; d. March 14, 1818. 

64. 4. Amanda Holt, b. Dec. 24, 1818 ; m. March, 1843, Benjamin F., son 

of Nathaniel and Anne (Estabrook) Hathorn of Windsor. 

1. Ellen Janette, b. Jan. 18, 1846. 

2. George Henry, b. April 26, 1848. 

3. Susan Anne, b. April 21, 1852. 

4. Flora Amanda, b. Aug. 5, 1857. 

65. 5. Susan, b. Nov. 29, 1820; m. Dec. 30, 1843, Isaac Leander, son of 

Isaac and Rosella (Clapp) Doten of Barnard, Vt. 

1. Frank Louis, b. Aug. 16, 1846; m. Charlotte Bearup of Laporte, 

Ind. 

2. Charles William, b. Oct. 31, 1848. 

63. 6. Oliver Holt, b. Oct. 30, 1824. Not married. 

67. 7. Louisa Malvina, b. Oct. 20, 1826 ; d. Nov. 9, 1872. 

68. 8. Rosamond Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1831 ; m. March, 1858, Solomon F., 

son of Ebenezer and Deborah Whitney. Two children. 

69. 9. Henry MelviUe (21). 

(10) Jonathan Bridge (29.9), b. May 23, 1787; m. Feb. 11, 
1812, Hannah, dau. of Simeon and Hannah (Bishop) Taylor of 



(f) JOHN BKIDGE. 51 

Windsor, who was b. April 8, 1793, and d. March 23, 18G7. Jona- 
than d. at Stowe, Vt., July 4, 1866. 

70. 1. Erastus Taylor (22). 

71. 2. Simeon (23). 

72. 3. Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1819; m. Xov. 17, 1853, Benjamin Franklin, son 

of Benjamin Page and Mary Colson (Truphant) Kidder, who was 
b. Jan. 21, 1817. 

1. Lucius L., b. Oct. 16, 1S5C : m. May 12, 1881, Mary C. Tucker. 

2. Charles W., b. July 8, 1858 ; d. Xov. 5, 1859. 

73. 4. Pluma. b. July 29, 1821; m. April 23, 1S50, Haven Peter, son of 

Solomon and Hannah ("Webster) Stowe of Morristown. He was 
b. June 28, 1820. 

1. Dora G., b. Jan. 9, 1854 ; d. July 26, 1857. 

2. Fluella Ruth, b. Aug. 16, 1858. 

3. Mabel G., b. April 19, 1863 ; d. Feb. 24, 1864. 

4. Anne Bridge, b. July 16, 1865. 

74. 5. Charles (24). 

75. 6. Catharine Rood, b. Feb. 5, 1826; m. June 7, 1846, George Akeley, 

son of Joel and Mehitable (Akeley) Harris, who was b. Dec. 16, 
1823. 

1. Charles Bridge, b. Xov. 18, 1847; m. Lilly Waite, who was b. July 

18, 1849. 

2. Annette, b. Oct. 9, 1849 ; m. Albert L. Holmes, and d. Feb. 18, 

1878. 

3. Benton Joel, b. Oct. 21, 1850; m. Francis Windsor. 

4. Ida M., b. Dec. 5, 1853. 

5. Oscar G., b. June 29, 1856. 

6. Whitman F., b. May 28, 1858. 

7. Lucius L., b. Aug. 26, 1860. 

8. Frederick H., b. July 15, 1862. 

76. 7. Lucius, b. May 25, 1828; d. Oct. 8, 1859. 

77. 8. Harriet, b. May 9, 1831 ; m. May 17, 1866, John Downer, son of 

Daniel and Harmony (Downer) Bridgman, who was b. July 4, 
1834. 

1. Caroline Lee, b. Dec. 17, 1870. 

2. Charles Bridge, b. Dec. 15, 1872. 

3. Harriet, b. May 19 ; d. Aug. 9, 1874. 

78. 9. Elizabeth Alcina, b. July 13, 1833; d. Sept. 18, 1855. 



52 SEVENTH GENERATION. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 

(11) Rev. Asarelah Morse Bridge (36. 3), b. Jan. 21, 1810 ; Camb. 
Div. School, 1835 ; ordained in Norton, Jan., 1836 ; m., I., July 31, 
1838, Martha Smith, dau. of Rev. Alpheus and Sarah (Bridge) 
Harding (see 18. 7. 3), who d. May 21, 1841 ; m., II., June I. 1811, 
Mary Anne, dau. of David and Sophia (Jenkins) Fullam of Fitzwil- 
liam, N.H. He d. in Marshfield, Dec. 11, 1861. 

79. 1. Frederick Harding, b. Sept. 1, 1839; d. 1867. 



80. 2. Mary Ellen, b. July 31, 1816. 
8b 3. Charles Lee Follen (25). 

82. 1. Emma, b. Aug. 19, 1853; d. Xov. 17. In 2. 

(12) Josiah Bridge (39.6), b. May 4, 1816; m. Sept. 11, 1840, 
Eleanor, dau. of Joshua and Eleanor (Gates) Harrington. Joshua 
was son of Joshua; see Bond, Harrington, 136.5.3. Josiah d. in 
Cincinnati, March 22, 1876. Eleanor d. March 7, 1882. 

83. 1. George Worrell, b. Sept. 26, 1S41 ; d. Aug. 8, 1S66. 

84. 2. Nancy Eirene, b. Xov. 29, 1S43. 

85. 3. Martha Harding, b. April 14, 1846. 

86. 4. William Frederick, b. Jan. 10, 184S; d. June 11, 1870. 
87.- 5. Lucy Anne Waldron, b. Aug. 8, 1849. 

The three daughters, following the calling of their father, have 
been teachers in Cincinnati from early womanhood. 

(13) William Frederick Bridge (41.8), b. Feb. 15, 1821; H. C. 
1846 ; Camb. Div. School, 1849 ; ordained at East Lexington, Nov. 
7, 1849 ; Teacher ; Prof, of Moral Phil, in Antioch College; m. Feb. 
24, 1850, Elizabeth Guild, dau. of Rev. Jaazaniah Crosby, D.D., 
H. C. 1810, and of Huldah Robinson (Sage) Crosby. Elizabeth was 
b. July 10, 1827. See History of Charlestown, N.H. 

88. 1. Elizabeth Crosby, b. April 11, 1851. 

89. 2. William, b. Feb. 20, 1853 ; d. Feb. 22, 1S54. 

90. 3. Anne Palfrey, b. Dec. 19, 1854 ; m. July 10, 187S, in Yellow Springs, 

Ohio, William Taggard, son of Solomon and Mary Elizabeth 
(Taggard) Piper of Cambridge, Mass. See Genealogy of Family 
of Solomon Piper. William was b. Aug. 9, 1853; H. C. 1S74; 
Ph.D., H. C, 18S3. 

1. William Bridge, b. Nov. 21, 1880. 

2. Elizabeth Bridge, b. Sept. 19, 1883. 



(V) JOHN BRIDGE. 53 

91. 4. James Crosby, b. Jan. 26, l s "7. 

92. 5. Henry Whitney, b. Aug. 16, 1858. 

93. 6. William Frederick, b. Jan. 12, 1861 ; Univ. of Cm. 188-4. 
91. 7. Josiab, b. June 21, 1S62 ; II. C. 1881. 

95. 8. Herbert Sage, b. July 4. 1865. 

96. 9. Katharine May. b. March 26, 186S. 
97. 10. Walter Guild, b. Sept. 29, 1869. 

(14) Bezaleel Bridge (45. 3 ) . b. March 30, 1808, in West Windsor ; 
m., I., April 16, 1833, Lucina Sophronia, dau. of Rev. Samuel and 
Mary (Bragg) Lamson. who was b. May 11, 1808, and d. Oct. 8, 
1841. "One of the best of women." Bezaleel d. Nov. 25, 1863. 

II.. March 10, 1842, Emily Sophia, dau. of Thomas and Nancy 
(Marsh) Bagley. who was b. July 10, 1818, and d. Oct. 2, 1854. 

III., Aug., 1855. Susan Lawrence, dau. of Dr. Joseph and Abi 
(Hartwellt Mansfield, who was b. Aug. 24, 1816, and d. Oct. 2. 1854. 

98. 1. Xewton Freeman (26). 

99. 2. Walter Holbrook, b. and d. Oct. 15, 1836. 

100. 3. Coridon Slafter, b. April 25. 1841 ; m. July 29, 1868, Hannah Fran- 

ces, dau. of Luther Sidney, and Mary Dennett (Woodsum) 
Palmer. Their children all d. in infancy. 

101. 4. George Colimer, b. March 17. 1843. 

102. 5. Henry Clay. b. May 20, 1S44 ; d. July 31. 1848. 

103. 6. Susan Mansfield, b. Sept. 17, 1846; d. July 22, 1848. 

104. 7. Charlotte Abi, b. June 6, 1849; m. Jan. 12. 1871, James Clinton, 
• son of James Madison and Emebne Elvira (Cady) Taylor. 

1. Luna May. b. Dec. 15. 1872. 

2. Guy Cady. b. March 31, 1878. 

105. S. Frank Bezaleel. b. Nov. 29. 1850: d. Jan. 24. 1851. 

106. 9. Edwin Bagley (27). 

(15) Abel Eliab Bridge (46.4). b. Feb. 4, 1810; m.. I.. April 3. 
1831, Caroline Rebecca, dau. of William and Rebecca (Abbot) 
Spaulding, who was b. Feb. 2, 1812; d. Aug. 5, 1850. II.. Feb., 
1851, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Rhoda Raymond, b. Sept. 30. 1812; 
d. May 23, 1875. IIL. Mrs. Philinda Nichols, dau. of Daniel and 
Rebecca (Abbot) Snow, who was b. Jan. 23. 1830. Abel d. April 
13, 1881. 



54 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

107. 1. Vashti Gilson, b. Feb. 8, 1832 ; m. March 24, 1850, Philemon, son 
of Roswell and Mercy (Church) Davis, who was b. March 24, 
1824. 

1. Mary Caroline, b. Jan. 28, 1851 ; m. Montgomery Muncy. 

2. Emily Maria, b. March 29, 1852 ; d. Sept. 27, 1877. 

3. Eleanor Peterson, b. Feb. 16, 1854; d. March 14, 1878. 

4. Lilian, b. July 14, 1858; d. Sept. 8, 1878. 

5. Georgietta Fidelia, b. Dec. 23, 1860 ; m. Wilmot Wesley Chapman. 

6. Kate Lindsey, b. Nov. 18, 1873 ; d. Aug. 22, 1875. 



108. 2. Josiah Gilson (28). 

109. 3. Emily Waldo, b. Jan. 17, 1857 ; m. Dec. 28, 1876 or 1878, Sanford 

Kingsbury, son of Robert W. Huston of Eastport, who was b. 
Jan. 24, 1855. 

(16) Sylvester Barnard Bridge (48. 6), b. March 1, 1815 ; m., I., 
Sept. 5, 1839, Laura Lavinia, dau. of Cheney and Lavinia (Stowe) 
Lamson, who d. April 25, 1841. II., m. Sept. 13, 1842, Lois Maria, 
dau. of Thomas and Nancy (Marsh) Bagley, who was b. March 7, 
1823 ; d. Oct. 15, 1863. Sylvester d. Dec. 15, 1854, at Sycamore, 111. 

110. 1. Wallace Charles, b. April 20, 1841 ; d. June 17, 1855. 



111. 2. Emeroy Maria, b. Aug. 8, 1844; d. Feb. 9, 1871. 

112. 3. Ada Louisa, b. March 9, 1847 ; m. March 27, 1870, Oscar Robinson, 

son of James Varnum Bowers of Weathersfield. 

1. Orra Ames, b. Nov. 28, 1871. 

2. Albert Marcus, b. Feb. 11, 1875. 

3. Lillian Lester, b. May 21, 1881. 

113. 4. Ella Marcia, b. July 6, 1849 ; m. March 30, 1871, Joshua Hoyt, son 

of Joshua and Belinda (Haynes) Sargent, living in New Hamp- 
ton, N.H. Joshua was b. Dec. 16, 1837. 

1. Agnes May, b. in North Chelmsford, June 28, 1872. 

2. Harriet Maria, b. in North Chelmsford, Jan. 30, 1876. 

3. Elizabeth Belinda, b. in New Hampton, Aug. 1, 1879. 

114. 5. Frank Parker, b. June 5, 1854; d. April 22, 1875. 

(17) Ebenezer Aretus Bridge (51.9), b. Feb. 14, 1823; m. June 
16, 1846, Isabella Spooner, dau. of Samuel and Sylvia (Patrick) 
Waldron. 

115. 1. Charles Elmer, b. May 10, 1847 ; d. Aug. 3, 1S48. 

116. 2. Jesse Gertrude, b. Sept. 9, 1848; d. April 3, 1853. 



(c) JOHN BRIDGE. 55 

117. 3. Emily Dalton, b. .Tune 11, 1850; m. July 4, 18G9 ; Alfred Levi, son 
of . Vinos and Laura (Boynton) Howard, who was b. Sept. 25, is 17. 

1. Jennie Gertrude, b. Oct. 22, 1870. 

2. Edith Belle, b. Feb. 8, 1873. 

3. Blanche, b. March 2, 1875. 
1. Maud, b. June 11, 1877. 

5. Benjamin, b. July 12, 1879. 

US. 4. Stella Caroline, b. March 8, 1852; in. Aug. 27, 1878, Millard Henry, 
son of Isaae and Sarah Anne (Marcy) Morgan, who was b. Sept. 
6, 1850. 

1. Belle Morgan, b. April 22, 1879. 

2. Jollie Isaac, b. Jan. 31, 1880. 

3. Helen Parrost, b. July 8, 1881. 

119. 5. Samuel Waldron, b. Sept. 22, 1853 ; m. Sept. 1, 1880, Sarah Isabella, 

dau. of Edwin and Susan Quimby Brown, who was b. June 28, 
1856. 

120. 0. Adeline Eliza, b. Oct. 12, 1854; m. June 29, 1879, Charles Francis, 

son of David and Fanny (Bloomer) Kelly, who was b. Feb. 8, 
1855. 

1. Frederick Ebenezer, b. March 28, 1881. 

121. 7. Frederick Thompson, b. March 8, 18.60; 

122. 8. Guy Sylvester, b. Sept. 25, 1865. 

(18) Ebenezer Bridge of Pomfret (55.3), b. March 31, 1807; m. 
March 2, 1836, Maria Louisa Gary, adopted dau. of Gardner and 
Mary (Burns) Winslow, who was b. March 31, 1815, and d. Jan. 29, 
is 79. Ebenezer d. Feb. 22, 1881. 

123. 1. Cornelia Maria, b. Nov. 16, 1836 ; m. Jan. 6, 1864, Henry Clay, son 

of Edward and Nancy Hepburn Philips, who was b. March 11, 
1838. 

1. Alice, b. Jan. 20, 1865. 

2. Hugh, b. Feb. 4, 1866. 

124. 2. Eveline Williams, b. May 18, 1S41 ; d. May 22, 1849. 

125. 3. Eveline Williams, b. Aug. 16, 1850. 

126. 4. Elizabeth Frances, b. March 31, 1852. 

127. 5. Ebenezer, b. April 15, 1859. 

(19) James Madison Bridge (60. 1), b. Oct. 31, 1816 ; in. Dec. 2, 
1841, Nancy Anne, dan. of Thomas and Nancy (Marsh) Bagley, who 
was b. Feb. 24, 1818. James d. at Scranton, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1849. 

128. 1. Edward, b. June 30, 1843 ; d. Jan. 10, 1864. 

129. 2. Norman (29). 



56 SEVENTH GENERATION- 

130. 3. Susan, b. Oct. 15, 1851; m. Dec. 21. 1870, Hardin, son of Sylvester 

and Syria (Town) Hatch of Sycamore, HI. 

1. Florence, b. Dec, 1872. 

2. Elva Mae. b. July. 1874. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Feb., 1876. 

1. Edward Elmer, b. April. 1^77. 

5. Pearl, b. Sept., 1878. 

0. Edith Susan, b. May 27. 1882. 

(20) Eliab Williams Bridge (61.1). b. April 22. 1813; m.. I., 
March 9. 1843. Caudace S., dau. of Isaac and Ruth Gage. b. April 
20, 1819; d. Aug. 1, 1881. II., April 18, 1882, Mrs. Mary W. 

Barrows. 

131. 1. George Eliab, b. Dec. 12, 1843; m. Emogene Fisher. Lives in Bel- 

lows Falls. 

132. 2. William Carlos, b. Sept. 12. 1847 ; fell from mast-head off Labrador, 

July 21. 1S79. 

(21) Henry Melvin Bridge (69. 9), b. Oct. 25, 1*34 : m. Aug. 12. 
1858, Jennie M., dau. of Alexander and Mary (Drumniond) Forest 
of Scotland, and d. Jan. 13, 1864. 

133. 1. Edith Lenore, b. Xov. 26, 1859; d. Oct. 25, 1870. 

134. 2. Mary Louise, b. March 1, 1861. 

135. 3. Henry Melvin, b. Feb. 12, 1863; d. 1879. 

(22) Erastus Taylor Bridge (70. l).b. March 29. 1813. at El- 
more, Vt. ; m. Sept. 11. 1838. Roxana, dau. of Daniel and Mary 
(Starrett) McLean of Lowell, who was b. July 22. 1817. and d. Dec. 
3, 1864. 

136. 1. Le Roy, b. and d. Aug. 18, 1842. 

137. 2. Emily Augusta, b. Feb. 24, 1846. 
13S. :;. Arrietta Estella, b. Sept. 10, 1850. 

139. 4. Mabel Leslie, b. Oct. 8, 1854. 

140. :,. Mary Harriet Isadore. b. Aug. 4, 1859 ; m. Dec. 28, 1882, William 

Ellsworth, son of William Augustus Somerset and Abigail (Bai- 
ley) Smythe. 

(23) Simeon Bridge (71.2). b. Sept. 1, 1816; m. Jan. 3, 1843, 
Lois rhilena, dau. of Isaac and Sally (Kenney) Allen. 

111. 1. George Allen (30). 

142. 2. Luella Fedora, b. Sept. 7, 1850: m. Dec. 30, 1875. Edward Oscar, 

son of Cyrus and Lydia (Leach) Joslyn. b. July 20, l^i h J. 

143. 3. James William, b. Jan. 21, 1858: d. March 8. 1880. 



(c) JOHN BRIDGE. 57 

(24) Charles Bridge (14.5), b. Jan. 14. 1824; m. Jan. 22. 1862, 
Lacy Medora, dan. of Dr. Almerin and Caroline Abigail (Vilas) 
Tinker of Burlington, who was b. Aug. 24, 1837. 

144. 1. Charles Francis, b. Feb. 26, 1865. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(25) Charles Lee Follen Bridge (81. 3). b. July 16. 1849, in Ber- 
nardston; m. Oct. 18, 1871, Marietta, dan. of Joseph Andress and 
Emeline Stone (Lowe) Safford, who was b. Aug. 19, 1852. 

145. 1. Emma Mabel, b. Sept. 24. 1872. 
lit:. 2. Mary Josephine, b. Oct. 2, 1874. 

147. :!. Charles Edwin Bradford, b. Feb. 29, 1876. 

148. 4. Ernest, b. April 15, 1878. 

149. 5. Marian Ethel, b. May 23, 1881. 

(26) Newton Freeman Bridge (98. 1). b. May 14. 1834 : m. April 
15, 1858. Mary Louisa, dan. of Benjamin and Louisa (Bradley) 
Ayres, who was b. May 11. 1840 ; d. June 24. 1880. 

150. 1. Charles Lucius, b. July 16, I860. 

151. 2. Byron Alton, b. Dec. 12, 1861. 

152. 3. Colimer George, b. Sept. 12, 1864. 

153. 4. Lillian May, b. Oct. 9, 1867. 

154. 5. Frederick Xewton, b. April 17, 1874. 

155. ti. Albert Dana. b. Aug. 12, 1876. 

(27) Edwin Bagley Bridge (106.9), b. June 6, 1852: m. March 
4. 1873, Sarah Elizabeth, dan. of Isaac and Sarah Anne (Marcy) 
Morgan. He d. Aug. 5. 1878. 

1 56. 1. Edwin Isaac, b. Sept. 28, 1874 

(28) Josiah Gilson Bridge (103.2). b. in Lexington. Aug. 5, 
1852; m. Oct. 30, 1875, Isabella Maria Burroughs. 

157. 1. Caroline Luella. b. Oct. 22, 1875; d. Feb. 22, 1879. 

(29) Norman Bridge (139. 2),b. Dec. 30, 1844; m. May 1. 1874, 
Mae. dan. of Lev. Erasmus and Hannah (Bryant) Manford of 
Chicago. M.D.. Pres. of Board of Education in Chicago. Prof, in 
Rush Medical School, Mem. of Am. Med. Assoc, and of 111. Med. 
Soc, Mem. of Chicago Acad, of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Their 
only child d. in early infancy. 



58 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(30) George Allen Bridge (141.1), b. July 17, 1847; m. March 
23, 1870, Ellen Clara, dau. of Amasa and Ruth Bennet (Hubbel) 
Burke of Morristown. Ellen was b. Sept. 19, 1850. 

158. 1. Charles Merritt, b. Dec. 2, 1871. 

159. 2. George Walter, b. Aug. 25, 1873. 

160. 3. Perley Burke, b. Feb. 21, 1S76. 

161. 4. Mabel Ruth, b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

162. 5. Winfield Allen, b. Oct. 30, 1881. 



(d) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 59 



FOURTH GENERATION. 
(d) The Family of Samuel Bridge. 

Samuel Bridge, the fourth and j'oungest son of Matthew Bridge, 
jr., was b. in Lexington, May 2. 1705. 

He, as well as his brothers, took a prominent part in the adminis- 
tration of Town Affairs, serving on Committees, as Assessor, and as 
Selectman. 

He m., I., Susanna Reed, who d. Jan. 16, 1735, set. 24. II., 
April 27, 1738, Martha, dau. of Joseph and Phoebe Bowman, who 
was b. Sept. 8, 1718, and d. June 10, 1793, get. 76. Samuel d. 
June 3, 1791. 

1. 1. Samuel, b. Jan. G, 1735; m. Hannah Townsend, and went to Ver- 
mont. 



2. 2. Edmund (1). 

3. 3. William (2). 

4. 4. Nathan, b. March 20, 1743; d. Sept. 14, 1771. 

5. 5. Francis, b. Dec. 24, 1745; d. Nov. 20, 1747. 

6. 6. Francis (3) . 

7. 7. Martha, b. 1751 ; d. Dec. 20, 1760. 

8. 8. Matthew (4). 

9. 9. Joshua, b. Dec. 29, 1754; d. Dec. 20, 1760. 

10. 10. Phoebe, bap. Jan. 6, 1756 ; m. Nov. 11, 1789, Stephen, son of Colonel 
James Barrett of Concord, who was b. Jan. 29, 1750, and d. Feb. 
4, 1824. Phoebe d. June 3, 1845. 

1. Cyrus, b. at Lexington, Sept. 2, 1792 ; d. in Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 
28, 1820. 

11. 11. James, b. Nov. 13, 1757; d. Dec. 20, 1760. 

12. 12. Jonas (5). 

13. 13. Joshua, b. 1760 ; d. Dec. 19, 1761. 



60 FIFTH GENERATION. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



(1) Edmund Bridge (2.2), b. Aug. 6, 1739. At the age of 
twenty-one he left his father's house to find a new place for himself 
in some unsettled region. He was drawn to Maine, — to that part 
of Pownalborough on the lower Kennebec now called Dresden. 
There he worked for three years, clearing the land and preparing for 
a home. He then returned to Lexington, and m. Sept. 6, 1764, his 
cousin Phoebe, dau. of Joseph and Thankful (Forbush) Bowman. 
She was b. May 7, 1747, and d. July 24, 1828. 

The energy which impelled him also, as well as his ancestors of 
the first and second generations, to be a pioneer, soon made him con- 
spicuous as a servant of the common weal. He was first made Clerk 
of the Town, then a Justice of the Peace, when, so to serve, gave 
quite large distinction. Then came on the quarrel with England, and 
he knew where to place himself and what to do. He was " active in 
sustaining the Revolutionary Government, and was put on the Com- 
mittees of Safety and Correspondence." 

Before peace was proclaimed, in 1782, he was made High' Sheriff of 
Lincoln County, and served as such for more than thirty years. The 
office at that time conferred marked distinction. He d. Sept. 10, 1785. 

He was, we are told, of middle height, compactly built, with an 
open, expressive countenance, showing kind benevolence. No man 
was more esteemed and beloved by all classes. Giving the careful 
heed of an exemplary parent to the education of his own children, he 
earnestly and judiciously sought to promote the intellectual, moral, 
and religious education of all the children in his neighborhood. 

In North's History of Augusta, in Willis's Lawyers and Law 
Courts of Maine, and in the Appendix to Willis, giving sketches of 
this family by Hon. John H. Shepherd, are interesting accounts of 
himself and of his descendants. 

His wife was tall and of large frame. She was an excellent woman, 
firm, energetic, and persevering, and doing her full part in exercising 
the large-hearted, almost unlimited, hospitality of the house. Twenty- 
five saddles, belonging to the different guests that they entertained, 
who had chanced to come together the evening before, she counted 
on one morning in her kitchen. Tallyrand and Louis Phillippe were 
among their foreign visitors. No American of distinction seems to 
have found his way to their neighborhood, whether drawn thither by 
the fame of their attractions or from other causes, who did not meet 
with a cordial reception from them and a home with them while he 
could stay. 



(i7) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 61 

14. 1. James | 

15. 2. Martha, b. April, 176S; m. Colonel Arthur, son of Colonel 'William 

and Sarah (Noble) Lithgow. lie was the first Sheriff of Kennebec 
County. -Popular, hospitable, genial." He d. in Roxbury, Mass., 
Aug. 11. 1835, aet.TS. His wife was a noble-hearted, cheerful, ex- 
cellent woman, remarkable for a shrewdness and energy and intel- 
ligence which she seems to have transmitted to very many of her 
descendants. She d. in Chariest own. April 6, 1852. See North, 
pp. 901 and 223 and seq. Also Shepherd in Willis. And for an 
* account of her family and descendants, see Appendix II. to this 
book. 

16. 3. Phoebe, b. March 6, 1771: m. Jan. 1. 1799, William, son of Judge 

Jonathan and Mary Emerson (Lowell) Bowman, and d. Feb. 27, 
i842. William was b. Oct. 2, 1772. and d. Sept. 10, 1826. A 
lawyer at Wiscasset. Cf. Bond, pp. 693, 69L 

1. Mary Lowell, b. March 2, 1802 ; m. Feb. 27, 1837, James Johnson, 

and d. Feb. 27. 1665. He d. Jan. 1, 1857. 

1. Bowman Bridge, b. Jan. 22, 1842. 

2. Edmund Bridge, b. Aug. 29, 1804; Bowd. C. 1S23; a lawyer and 

Clerk of the Courts ; m. Dec. 3, 1828, Hannah, dau. of James 
and Mary Norris. He d. at Wiscasset, March 19, 1864. She, 
at Somerville, July 9, 1860. 

1. Phcebe, b. April 17, 1830; m. William Clark; d. Jan. 31, 1865. 

2. Mary Helen, b. Jan. 10, 1832; m. May 24, 1855, Capt. Edward 

H. Wood, and d. Dec. 8, 1874. 
1. Edward H., b. April 2, 1858 : d. March 23, 1879. 

3. Edmund Bridge, b. July 2:». 1835. 

4. James Xorris, b. Oct. 2. 1837, sea captain. Lost, May 3, 1S64. 

5. Frances Payson, b. July 4, 1840; m. Feb. 6, 1866, Capt, Gus- 

tavus Randlett, and d. Aug. 8, 1868. 
1. Nina Francis, b. July 22, 186S. 

6. Elizabeth Young, b. Oct. 12, 1842. 

7. William, b. April 22, 1846. Lost at sea, May 3, 1864. 

8. Thomas, b. May 25, 1^1^. Clerk of the Court, etc., now Mayor 

of Council Bluffs. 

9. Jonathan, b. March 23, 1852: d. Sept. 8, 1867. 

17. 4. Edmund, b. March 25, 1773: a distinguished merchant of Wilming- 

ton, X.C., universally beloved; d. July 17. 1823. Unmarried. At 
his funeral, business in the city was suspended. Flags were at 
half-mast. All classes, including the negroes, who mourned a 
special friend, followed his remains to the grave. 

18. 5. Nathan, b. Sept. 23, 1775 ; a lawyer in Gardner, was in business with 

his brother in Wilmington ; d. Sept. 15, 1827. 



62 FIFTH GENERATION. 

19. 6. Samuel (7). 

20. 7. William, b. May 4, 1781; a merchant; d. Feb. 22, 1817, in New 

Orleans, whither he went for health. 

21. 8. Sarah, b. Xov. 15, 1782 ; m. May 25, 1808, Captain Hartwell, son of 

Captain Seth and Zelpha (Ingraham) Williams. She d. in Au- 
gusta, Sept. 15, 1831. Captain Hartwell Williams was b. Xov. 15, 
1781. A retired shipmaster, he engaged in business in Augusta. 

1. James Hartwell, b. June 22, 1809. He was a merchant and Con- 

sul at Australia; m. Dec. 10, 1850, Helen, dau. of Prosper 
De Mestre of Sidney, where he d. Dec. 31, 1881. 

1. Fitz James Hartwell, b. Sept. 19, 1851. 

2. Prosper Orleans, b. Jan. 8, 1858. 

2. Phoebe Bowman, b. March 17, 1811, in Dresden ; m. June 5, 1833, 

Elisha Hathaway, and d. April 17, 1876. 

1. Sarah Williams, b. July 5, 1838. 

2. James Kentworthy, b. Aug. 17, 1810. 

3. George Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1813. 

4. Frederick William, b. Aug. 17, 1845. 

3. Sarah Jane, d. young. 

4. Isabella, b. July 31, 1816 ; m. Xov. 18, 1841, Rev. Frederick Free- 

man, D.D., of Sandwich, who was the son of Hon. Nathaniel 

and Elizabeth Freeman of Sandwich, Author of History of Cape 

Cod. He d. Sept. 12, 1883. 
1. Capt. Hartwell Williams, b. in Augusta, Feb. 5, 1843; m., I., in 
Richmond, Va., Jan. 23, 1870, Annie Xesbitt; II., June 28, 
1873, Gertrude Shaw of Richmond. Capt. Freeman was a 
Lieutenant in the U. S. Volunteer Service. He was at the 
capture of Fort Hudson. Afterwards, he was Aide-de-Camp, 
with the rank of Captain, on the staff of Gen. Charles P. 
Stone, who, at the invitation of the Khedive, became Com- 
mander of the Egyptian army. 

1. Hartwell Xesbitt, b. Oct. 29, 1870. 



2. Annie Gertrude, b. July 14, 1874. 

3. Charles Stone, b. Jan. 13, 1876. 

2. George Arkansas, b. Jan. 16, 1815; m. Mary • Bacon of Bos- 

ton, and d. in Boston, Feb. 18, 1880. 
1. Mary Bacon, b. Sept. 22, 1872. 

3. Edmund Bridge, b. Aug. 17, 1819. 

4. Isabella Anne, b. April 25, 1856. 

22. 9. Joseph Bowman, b. Sept. 19, 1790; Selectman of --sden; Repre- 
sentative to State Legislature; Elector of the ident in 1811. 
d. July 4, 1866. 



((/) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 63 

(•_>) William (3. 3), b. April 19, 1741, ensign of the Revolutionary 
Minute Men, a mason, " an excellent draughtsman," a worthy man ; 
m. in 1705, Mary Porter of Lexington; settled in Rutland, Mass. ; 
d. Feb. 9, 1804. Mary was b. in 1745 ; d. Nov. 9, 1838, set. 93. 

23. 1. William, b. Feb. IS, 17G(i, was in Marietta, Ohio, Dec, 1799. " No 

doubt dead " in 1834. 

24. 2. Samuel, b. Feb. 18, 1708, was in Hempstead County, Ark., from 1824 

to 1S34, in prosperous circumstances. His wife and two children 
were then dead. Three sons and two daughters then survived. 
They were ni. and were settled in Missouri in 1835. 

25. 3. Emelia, b. Sept. IS, 1709 ; in. Oct. 15, 1801, Zadock, son of Stephen 

and Damaris (Howe) Gates. He d. March 26, 1849. 

1. Hannah, b. July 24, 1802; d. April 13, 1810. 

2. Amelia, b. Aug. 5, 1804; m. April 19, 1828, Erastus, son of Wil- 

liam and Charlotte (Robinson) Dean, and d. Dec. 19, 1855, 
leaving five children. 

3. Maria Porter, b. Nov. 25, 1805 ; d. Feb. 2, 1880. Not married. 

4. Charlotte, b. April 13, 1807. Not married. 

5. Sarah Metcalf. b. July 9, 1S09 ; m. May 11, 1837, William Fare- 

well, son of William and Sarah (Wetherby) Davis, and d. May 
24, 1S79. 

6. Zadock Wood, b. Sept. 7, 1811 ; m. Oct. 11, 1838, Elizabeth Buck- 

minster, dau. of Joel and Elizabeth (Smith) Davis, and d. May 
27, 1879. 

7. AUce Parker, b. Sept. 14, 1814. Not married. 

8. George Alfred, b. May 20, 1816. Not married. 

26. 4. Patty, b. June 16, 1770; d. March 27, 1836. Not married. 

27. 5. Nathan (8). 

28. 6. Charlotte, b. March 10, 1776 ; d. May 17, 1864. 

29. 7. Franklin (9). 

30. 8. Jonas, b. April 27, 1780 ; d. March, 1803. 

31. 9. Polly, b. Oct. 19, 1782; d. Jan. 1, 1800. 

32. 10. Edmund, b. April 14, 1785 ; d. Feb. 23, 1832. 

(3) Francis Bridge of Winchendon (6. 6), bap. Aug. 28, 1748; 
m. Feb. 11, 1773, Eunice, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Reed) 
Brown, and d. April 28, 1796. See Bond, p. 146, Brown 32. 
Eunice was b. Jan. 20, 1751, and d. July 5, 1808. 

33. 1. Patty, b. Feb. 1, 1774; d. Aug. 30, 1775. 

34. 2. Eunice, b. March 27, 1776; m. Samuel Downing, who d. Nov. 1, 

: 822, set. 61. Eunice d. Oct. 29, 1838. 



64 FIFTH GENERATION. 

1. Emily, b. Jan. 24, 1S01 ; m. Xov. 29, 1823, Sylvester Ferry, and 
cl. March 11, 1864. Sylvester d. Feb. 7, 1S35. 

1. Francis Emily, b. May 15, 1825; m. May 28, 1845, L. W. Gard- 

ner, who d. Aug. 3, 1867. Francis d. April 1, 1S73. 

1. Emily, b. Feb. 7, 1S46 ; m. Oct. 3, 1866, John G. Yernol. 

1. L. W. Yernol, b. Oct. 23, 1868. 

2. Clarence Alexis, b. Dec. 18, 1877. 

2. George J., b. Xov. 28, 1830; m., I., May 18, 1852, Elizabeth J. 

Bradley of Bethel, Conn., who d. Aug. 15, 1871 ; and George 
m., II., Sept. 3, 1872, Virginia Greene of Orange, X.J. 

1. Sarah Francis, b. Feb. 1, 1S54; m. May 20, 1874, Earnest 

Napier. 

1. Lillian E., b. Jan. 15, 1876. 

2. Edith L., b. April 23, 1880. 

3. Virginia E., b. Sept. 20, 1882. 

2. Edward Sylvester, b. Dec. 29, 1857; m. May 19, 1881, Mary 

E., dau. of Rev. J. H. and Ellen Knowles. 

3. Lewis Weber, b. May 29, 1865; d. Jan. 21, 1878. 

4. Charles Downing, b. June 25, 1868. 



5. George J., b. Xov. 8, 1873. 

6. Clarence Monroe, b. Jan. 18, 1874. 

7. William Harvey, b. Feb. 4, 1878. 

3. John Milton, b. April 9, 1832 ; m., I., July 15, 1857, Mary Keder 
Putter, who d. Xov. 26, 1858; II., June 13, 1860, Sarah A. 
Howe, who d. March 1, 1861; HI., May 14, 1S63, Louisa A. 
Kee. 

1. William Bitter, b. March 19, 1862 ; m. March 29, 1883, Char- 
lotte Simmons. 



2. George Franklin, b. April 19, 1864. 

3. Milton, b. May 7, 1865. 

4. Stella Louisa, b. April 4, 1867. 

5. Emily Lillian, b. March 3, 1869. 

6. Paul, b. May 12, 1872. 

7. Mary Virginia, b. March 29, 1875. 

4. Edward, b. Oct. 26, 1S33 ; d. April 1, 1S42. 

2. Charles, b. July 9, 1802 ; m. Sept. 20, 1830, Mary Wait, who d. 

Oct. 18, 1880. Xo children. Mr. Downing is still living,— 
" The most eminent pomologist in the United States." 

3. George W., b. Feb. 22, 1804; m. Dec. 15, 1825, Antoinette Starr, 

who was b. Oct. 10, 1807. George d. April 5, 1846. 



(d) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 65 

1. Charles, b. July 4, 1S2S; m. March 12, 1S55, Harriet N. Oakley. 

1. Mary, b. Dec. 23, 1855. 

2. Isabella, b. Jan. 5, 1859. 

3. George, b. May 31, 1861. 

2. Oliver Starr, b. Sept. 8, 1830 ; d. July 25, 1852. 

3. Mary M., b. Jan. 21, 1833; m. Aug. 8, 1855, Edwin Harding. 

who d. Jan. 7, 1859. 

1. Grace E., b. Aug. 14, 1857; m. Sept. 5, 1879, Thomas J. 
Philips. 

1. Elma II., b. Oct. 17, 1880. 

2. Frederick F., Nov. 4, 1882. 

4. Fanny, b. June 28, 1S08 ; d. Oct. 4, 1808. 

5. Andrew Jackson, b. Oct. 31, 1815; drowned July 28, 1852. "Mr. 

Downing was the most eminent horticultural writer and land- 
scape gardener of his time in the United States." 

35. 3. Francis, b. July 4, 1778 ; d. at Havana, July 18, 1800. 

36. 4. Ruhama, b. March 30, 1781 ; m. Feb. 10, 1810, Jonas, son of Mose s 

Tyler, who was b. May 30, 1773, and d. Jan. 26, 1853. Ruhama 
d. Jan. 10, 1864. 

1. George Washington, b. Feb. 5, 1813; m. Nov., 1855, Mrs. Louisa 

(Elms) Drake, and d. in Leavenworth, Aug. 22, 1876. 

2. John Francis, b. Sept. 10, 1815; d. March 3, 1837. 

3. Rebecca Adams, b. March 23, 1817. 

4. Benjamin Franklin, b. April 4, 1821 ; m. Jan. 27, 1845, Joanna, 

dau. of John Fellows of Ipswich, who was b. July 7, 1820. 

1. Marie Louise, b. Nov. 7, 1845. 

2. Erneline Bridge, b. Nov. 7, 1847; m. Calvin Simonds, Jr. 

Children. 

3. Franklin, b. July 15, 1853. 

4. Rebecca, b. June 29, 1856 ; d. Dec. 23, 1871. 

5. John, b. April 12, 1860 ; m. Feb. 24, 1S82, Mary Russel, dau. of 

Charles and Sabiah Fullerton (Taylor) McLellan. 

5. Anne, b. April 28, 1823. 

6. Jonas Kendall, b. March 23, 1825; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Mrs. Lydia 

Maria (Preston) AValsh. 

37. 5. Levi, b. Feb. 15, 1784. A man of varied attainments. Founder of 

the Bridge Charitable Fund in Cambridge, d. in Cambridge. 
April 14, 1876. 

38. 6. Oliver, b. July 20, 1785; d. in Bangor, June 5, 1842. 

39. 7. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 17S8 ; d. in Dresden, March 21, 1855. 



66 FIFTH GENERATION. 

i (4) Hon. Matthew Bridge of Charlestown (7. 7), b. Jan. 24, 1753 ; 
m. April 29, 1779, Alice, dau. of David and Alice (Thompson) 
Parker of Billerica, who was b. Aug. 3, 1758, and d. March 20, 1840. 
Matthew d. Nov. 24, 1814. He was a prominent merchant of 
Charlestown, "exemplary in his domestic relations, honored and 
respected for his character as a business man, a liberal benefactor, 
and of distinguished service in various municipal offices and in sev- 
eral years' work in both branches of the Legislature." 

The firm of which he was the head are said to have sent out the 
first copper-bottomed vessels from the port of Boston. 

40. 1. Alice, b. Xov. 18, 1779 ; m. Aug. 15, 1805, Ebenezer Baker of Charles- 

town, who was b. Jan. 2, 1774, and d. Oct. 28, 1825. Alice d. Jan. 
23, 1858. 

1. Matthew Bridge, b. Feb. 15, 1807; a leading physician of Spring- 

field, Mass. ; m. April 18, 1832, Catharine Catlin, dau. of Richard 
of Deerfield, who was b. March 16, 1810. He d. Sept, 18, 1839. 

1. Charlotte Alice, b. April 4, 1833. 

2. Edgar, b. May 24, 1835 ; d. Aug. 1, 1839. 

2. Julianna, b. April 8, 1S09 ; d. March 8, 1813. 

3. Julianna, b. June 4, 1814 ; d. June 30, 1817. 

4. Ebenezer, b. May 21, 1821 ; m. Maria Lane ; d. 

41. 2. Nathan (10). 

42. 3. Sarah, b. Jan. 12, 1788 ; m. Sept. 15, 1810, Seth Knowles, who was b. 

Jan. 3, 1784, and d. Jan. 7, 1832. Sarah d. Nov. 2, 1825. 

1. Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1812 ; m. June 5, 1847, Jane Maria Davis of 
Salem, Tenn., who was b. Aug. 27, 1825. Joseph d. Feb. 28, 
1876. 

1. Seth, b. May 16, 1848 ; m. July 13, 1876, Alice Gilkey, who was 

b. May 14, 1854. 

1. Kate, b. June 19, 1877. 

2. Joseph Davis, b. July 8, 1879. 

3. Seth, b. April 21, 1881. 

2. "Winslow Lewis, b. May 9, 1850 ; m. Feb. 18, 1880, Susan Har- 

riet Curtis of Portland, who was b. Aug. 27, 1850. 

1. Henry Lewis, b. April 4, 1881 ; d. Aug. 19, 1881. 

3. Alice Bridge, b. May 19, 1852 ; m. Aug. 27, 1879, Warren Clarke 

Eustis, who was b. June 3, 1S46. Alice d. Aug. 3, 18S2. 

4. Caroline, b. Feb. 27, 1855. 

5. Joseph, b. July 16, 1859; m. Dec. 24. 1878, Sarah Lane, who 

was b. July 22, 1862, at Minneapolis, Minn. 



(c?) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 67 

2. Sarah, b. March 12, 1815; m. Augustus A. Gibson. 

3. Caroline, b. Nov. 20, 1816. 

4. Alice Bridge, b. Nov. 12, 1818; d. Dec. 20, 1818. 

43. 4. Samuel, b. ; H. C. 1816; d. 1830. Not married. 

(5) Jonas Bridge (12. 12), b. Sept. 11, 1759; m. Susanna, dau. 
of Joshua and Elizabeth (Russell) Reed, and d. June 25, 1837. 
Susanna was b. March 11, 1759, and d. Aug., 1830. 

44. 1. Martha, b. Jan. 3, 1785; d. Feb. 14, 1788. 

45. 2. Susanna, b. Feb. 24, 1787 ; d. Nov. 6, 1810. Not married. 

46. 3. Martha, b. April 24, 1788; d. April 7, 1835. Not married. 

47. 4. Elizabeth, b. April 23, 1790 ; d. March 27, 1793. 

48. 5. Jonas, b. May 26, 1792 ; d. July 5, 1813. 

49. 6. Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1793 ; d. Sept. 30, 1795. 

50. 7. Bowman, b. June 18, 1795; d. July, 1820, at St. Louis. 

51. 8. Samuel (11). 

52. 9. Elizabeth, b. July 7, 1799 ; d. Feb., 1838. Not married. 
53. 10. Caroline, b. July 28, 1800 ; d. Nov. 14, 1819. Not married. 



68 SIXTH GENERATION. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 



(6) Hon. James Bridge (14. 1), b. Sept. 21, 1765, H. C. 1787. 
He read law with Hon. Tkeophilus Parsons, along with his classmate 
and chnm, John Quincy Adams. In 1790, he opened a law office in 
Hallowell. Circumstances favored "his conceded ability" and his 
energy, so that he early acquired a large and profitable practice. 
His quickness of parts, and his comparatively easy circumstances, 
were not allowed to be his excuse from persevering industry. He 
was tall and imposing in form, and an accomplished and graceful 
speaker. 

In 1799, he was chosen as Representative to the Massachusetts 
Legislature. In 1800, he became Judge of Probate for Kennebec 
County. He was a member of the Executive Council in 1818, and 
a leading member of the Convention to revise the State Constitution 
in 1819. 

His refined literary taste, his great industry, and his inflexible and 
firmly-rooted principles, joined to a commanding and attractive per- 
sonal appearance, made him always prominent. He was a diligent 
reader, especially of theology, history, and classical Euglish litera- 
ture. Dr. Johnson was a special favorite. He used often to repeat 
the doctor's maxim, evidently regarding it as a fundamental principle, 
that, " to be happy at home is the ultimate end of all ambition." 

I derive this account of Judge Bridge from North's History of 
Augusta. The interesting narrative in that book should be read in 
detail. The promised sketch of his life b}" his second son and name- 
sake, to appear in the Encyclopedia of Biography, makes further 
account of him here superfluous. 

He m. July 4, 1797, Hannah, dau. of Hon. Joseph and Hannah 
(Flagg) North, and d. Jan., 1834. Hannah was b. June 9, 1794, 
and d. April 9, 1842. An excellent woman, of highly honorable 
lineage and connection. Cf. Shepherd and North. 

54. 1. Edmund Theodore (12). 

55. 2. Margaret, b. Feb. 12, 1S02; m. William Augustus Steuben, son of 

Gen. "William and Mary (Duane) North, who was b. Feb. 1, 1793 ; 
U. C. 1812; d. Nov. 7, 1S45. See North's Augusta. Margaret d. 
Dec. 21, 18S2. 

1. Mary Catharine, b. Jan., 1S22; m. Rev. Daniel Cony, son of Hon. 
Nathan and Paulina Bass (Cony) Weston, who was b. Feb. 24, 
1815; Bowd. C. 1834; admitted to the bar in 1S37; ord. Dea. 
1S51 ; D.D. Bowd. Mary d. Aug. 4, 1882. 



(t?) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 69 

1. William North, d. young. 

2. George Melville. 

3. Duane. 

4. Henry Livingston, d. young. 

5. Mary Xorth, m. Francis Baynes, son of Thomas and Anne El- 

vira (Reed) Austin. 

2. Hannah Elizabeth, b. 

56. 3. James (13). 

57. 4. Horatio (14). 

58. 5. William (15). 

59. C. Mary, b. May 2. 1808; m. June 6, 1S2S, Rufus Chandler, son of Solo- 

mon and Eliza Putnam (Chandler) Vose. who was b. in Xorthfield, 
Mass., in 1798, and d. in Augusta, Me., 1842. Mary "was an 
amiable woman, of great personal beauty." She d. Jan. 27, 1852. 

1. George Howe, b. March 19, 1829 ; m. in 1857, Kate La Rose of 

California. He lives in San Lorenzo, California. 

1. Mary Bridge, b. in 1858; m. Rev. Alvin Baker. 

2. Alice, b. in 1859 ; m. Edmond Hathaway. 

3. Rufus Chandler, b. in 1865. 

4. ( George Howe. b. in 1^7U. 
5.1 Bertha, b. in 1870. 

6. Frank, b. in 1874. 

7. Charles K., b. in 1878. 

2. Eliza Putnam, b. Feb. 6, 1832 ; m. Sept. 1, 1855, Daniel, son of 

Rev. Daniel Stone of Augusta. Xo children. 

3. Rufus Chandler, b. Xov., 1833 : lives in Xew Mexico ; m. in 1878, 

Margaret Saunders of California. 

4. Mary Bridge, b. March 29, 1855; m. in 1873, Charles H. Kimball 

of California. Xo children. 

5. Hannah Bridge, b. May 5, 1837; m. in 1877, Thomas Wales Mor- 

gan Draper of Xew York. 

6. Horatio, b. Jan. 29, 1840; d. in Calcutta in 1866. 

60. 7. Hannah, b. Sept. 3, 1810; m. Sept., 1S32, as his second wife, Hon. 

Daniel, son of Seth and Zilpha (Ingraham) Williams, who d. May. 
1878. 

1. Abby, June 18, 1834; m., as his second wife, Charles Allen, son of 
Allen and Sybil Angier (Farnum) Lombard, who d. ; and Abby 
m., II., Manton Marble. 

1. Kate Gliddon Lombard. 

(7) Samuel Bridge (19. G), b. in Dresden, Xov. 14, 1778; m. 
Jan. 17, 1803. Margaret, dau. of Nathaniel and Margaret (Morton) 
Paine. She was a niece of Thomas K. Jones, a well-known auc- 



70 SIXTH GENERATION. 

tioneer in Boston, with whom Samuel had had his early training for 
business. She was b. May 4, 1782, and d. June 15, 1836. 

When little more than twent\"-three years of age, he became junior 
partner with Robert G. Shaw, in the firm of Shaw, Barker, and 
Bridge. For years he had already been in Mr. Shaw's employment. 
The firm was very popular, doing a large auction and commission 
business. In a few years Mr. Shaw withdrew, and finally the part- 
nership of Barker and Bridge was dissolved. 

In 1811, Mr. Bridge removed with his family to Dresden. From 
this time, he gave himself, in his leisure, to the service of his native 
town, as Selectman, as Overseer of the poor, and as a good citizen 
and benevolent man. " Respected for his talents and beloved for his 
virtues," he d. Dec. 12, 1821. 

61. 1. Mary Helen, b. July 17, 1804. Amiable and benevolent. An invalid, 

she sought to recover her health by distant travel, especially among 
the islands of the Pacific. She d. in Waltham, Aug. 7, 1846. 

62. 2. Edmund Frederick, b. June 14, 1805 ; lost on the Atlantic coast, Oct. 

1820. 

63. 3. Thomas Kilby Jones, b. Nov. 30, 1S07 ; d. April 28, 1808. 

64. 4. Samuel James, b. June 1, 1809 ; a merchant ; appointed Principal 

Appraiser in the Custom House in Boston in 1841. After twelve 
and a half years' service there, he was made Appraiser-General of 
the Pacific coast, with large duties and responsibilities, and con- 
tinued to serve seventeen and one-half years, till the office was 
abolished in 1862. His important work included the supervision 
of all the customs on the Pacific coast in California, Oregon, and 
Washington Territory. Since his retirement, he has spent his 
summers at the old home in Dresden, and devoted the rest of the 
year to varied and extensive travelling in all parts of the world. 
He received the honorary degree of A.M. from Harvard College in 
1880. 

65. 5. Capt. Thomas Kilby Jones, b. Nov. 16, 1811, shipmaster; lost at sea, 

Dec, 1842. 

66. 6. Nathan William (16). 

67. 7. Jane Paine, b. at Dresden, Sept. 8, 1817. 

(8) Nathan Bridge (27. 5), b. May 6, 1770; m. Feb. 12, 1806, 
in Herkimer, N. Y., Nancy, dau. of Daniel and Louisa (Groat) 
Morse. Nathan was a successful merchant in the city of New 
York. He d. in Brooklyn, March 30, 1856. Nancy was b. Sept. 
16, 1782; d. March 6, 1859. 

68. 1. William Morse, b. Sept. 21, 1807; d. Nov. 25, 1829. 

69. 2. Edward (17). 



((?) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 71 

70. 3. George, b. Oct. 3, 1812; d. April 9, 1S64. 

71. 4. Charles, b. 1816; U. C. ; a lawyer; d. L874. 

72. 5. Anne, b. Nov. G, 1819; d. Dec. 29, 1863. Unmarried. 

(9) Franklin Bridge of Brunswick (29. 7). b. in Rutland, Mass., 
March 17, 1778; m. May 29, 1808, Elizabeth S., dan. of Caleb and 
Hannah Curtis of Dixtield, Me. She was b. Feb. 22, 1790. He 
served in the War of 1812, and d. Feb. 11, 1869. 

73. 1. Emily, b. Nov. 23, 1809; m. Nov. 30, 1836, William, son of Capt. 

David and Anne (Morey) Spear, lie d. in 1874. 

1. William Franklin, b. Dec. 25, 1837; d. Aug. 1, 1842. 

2. David Dana. b. May 29, 1839; M.D. Berkshire Medical School, 

1867 ; m., I., Cornie Maynard, dau. of David and Caroline F. 
Haynes, who d. Feb. 5, 1864; m., II., June 1, 1S65, Julia Anne, 
dau. of Lyman and Mary Jane Hatch. Five children. 

3. George Franklin, b. Feb. 25, 1845 ; d. young. 

74. 2. Hannah Curtis, b. Aug. 18, 1816; m. Nov. 23, 1864, Benjamin, son of 

Jesse and Anne (Bentley) Lord. 

75. 3. Mary Porter, b. Nov. 12, 1818; m. April 28, 1S45, Edward Cross, son 

of James and Anne (Cross) Lowe, of Lancashire, Eng., who was 
b. Feb. 20, 1820. Xow living at Waterville. 

1. Franklin, b. Jan. 12, 1846 ; m. Feb. 13, 1867, Xancy A., dau. of 

Dennis and Xancy (Joslyn) Lowell. He served in the Rebel- 
lion. An engineer, now living at Fort Scott, Kansas. 

1. Grace Mary, b. Sept, 12, 1871. 

2. James, b. Aug. 21, 1851 ; m. Laura E., dau. of James and Martha 

(Harrington) Drummond. 

1. Alice Freeman, b. April 29, 187S. 

3. Anne Jane, b. Jan. 21, 1854; m., I., Xov. 5, 1874, Albert Freeman, 

son of Rev. Jeremiah Dearborn and Abby (Freeman) Tilton, 
who d. in Waterville, Feb. 28, 1876. An estimable young man, 
to whom the honor, very unusual to one so young, was paid, of 
a suspension in the village of all business during his funeral. 
II., m. July 8, 1881, Francis Augustus, son of Lieut. Henry and 
Anne Nora Moore. 

1. Rebecca, b. Aug. 8, 1882. 

4. Hannah Elizabeth, b. June 13, 1856; m. Jan. 8, 1877, James M.. 

son of James and Louisa (Saunders) Wall. 

1. Anna Louisa, b. Dec. 4. ls?^. 

2. James Edward, b. Feb. IS, 1881. 

5. Edward Ireland, b. Feb. 23, 1858. 



72 SIXTH GENERATION. 

76. 4. Elizabeth, in., L, Oct. 3, 1854, Capt. William, son of Robert Strout of 

Brunswick. He d. in 1858. II., Turner C. Harrington. 

1. George F. Strout, b. April 26, 1857; m. Oct. 18, 1880, Ada B 

Groves, and d. Nov. 10, 1881. 

2. Frederick Melvin, b. July 13, 1858; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Maria, dau. 

of Daniel and Minnie Sears of Portland. 

77. 5. William Curtis (18). 

78. 6. Charlotte, m. June 18, 1851, John Bartlett Bret. 

1. Andrew Bartlett, b. April 29 ; d. Aug. 23, 1856. 

79. 7. Tryphonia, d. unmarried. 

(10) Nathan Bridge (41. 2), b. April 18, 1782; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth (Call) Bartlett. He was an eminent 
merchant of Boston. He d. at Charlestown, Sept. 18, 1830. 

80. 1. Alice, b. Sept. 30, 1805 ; d. Aug. 22, 1825. 

81. 2. Elizabeth Bartlett, b. March 8, 1807 ; m. May 8, 1827, Charles Chapin 

of Springfield ; H. C. 1823, M.D. Elizabeth d. March 9, 1828. 

1. Elizabeth Alice, b. Feb. 26, 1828; m. William Clark of Brattle- 
borough. Elizabeth d. Oct., 1876. 

1. Oliver. 

2. Alice. 

3. William. 

82. 3. Julia, b. Nov. 23, 1808; d. Feb. 2, 1809. 

83. 4. Francis Alexander, b. Feb. 3, 1811 ; d. at Louisville, Oct. 16, 1830. 

84. 5. Julianna Baker, b. Oct. 29, 1813 ; d. Dec. 1, 1816. 

85. 6. Susan, b. June 12, 1816; m. Feb. 27, 1834, Charles Thomas Jackson, 

M.D. of Plymouth, Grad. at Harvard Med. School, 1329, A.A.S. 
An eminent physician, whose discovery of the use and application 
of ether as a remedy for pain in medical and surgical practice will 
perpetuate his name. He d. Aug. 28, 1880. 

1. Alice Bridge, b. Feb. 25, 1835; m. June 6, 1867, Col. William, son 

of Rev. William and Malvina (Stone) Arthur, Paymaster U. S. A. 
and brother of President Chester A. Arthur. They have had 
four children. 

2. Elizabeth Bartlett, b. April 2, 1837 ; m. Nov. 6, 1S62, William 

Barber, Esq., a well-known citizen of San Francisco. They have 
had four children. 

3. Susan Frances, b. Aug. 15, 1839; d. July 7, 1841. 
A. Charles Francis, b. Jan. 2, 1844. 

5. John Cotton, b. Oct. 8, 1845 ; m. Louise Sewell, dau. of Charles J. 

' Hubbard of Boston. 
0. Henry Bartlett. b. Oct. 28, 1848; d. June 9, 1349. 



((7) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 73 

7. Lucy Cotton, b. April 30, 1850; m. April 16, 1877, Capt. James 

Spencer, U.S.A. Two children. 

8. Eugenia Louise, b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. Sept. 20, 1877, Frederick 

Dodge of Cambridge. Two daughters. 

9. Oscar Roland, b. May 10, 1854. 
10. Lidian Emerson, b. May 2, 1859. 

(11) Samuel Bridge (51.8), b. Dec. 12, 179G ; m. June 15, 183G, 
Hannah Maria, dau. of Nehemiah and Nancy (Stearns) Wellington 
of Lexington. He d. Jan. C, 1874. Hannah was b. Nov. 17, 1809. 
See Bond, p. 633. 

86. 1. Caroline Eliza, b. June 3, 1S37 ; m. Sept. 2, 1858, George Otis Davis. 

1. Frederick Gardner, b. Aug. 8, 1859. 

2. Charles Bridge, b. Jan. 2, 1861 ; H. C. 1884. 

3. Henry Wellington, b. Feb. 28, 1863. 

87. 2. Jonas Francis, b. June 7, 1839 ; d. Sept. 4, 1845. 

88. 3. Amelia Maria, b. Dec. 23, 1841 ; d. Aug. 24, 1842. 

89. 4. James Bowman, b. Feb. 26 ; d. April 13, 1843. 

90. 5. Anna Maria, b. Sept. 8, 1846; m. Nov. 16, 1865, George Lyman 

Stratton. 

1. Florence Gardner, b. Oct. 16, 1868. 

2. George Bridge, b. Sept. 19, 1876. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

(12) Edmund Theodore Bridge (54. 1), b. Dec. 6, 1799 ; Bowd. C. 
1818; studied law; m. Sept. 25, 1822, Anne Frazier, dau. of Cyrus 
and Hannah (Stowe) King of Saco. He d. Feb. 17, 1854. 

91. 1. AVilliam King, b. Feb. 8, 1824, U.S.N. ; lost at sea. 

92. 2. Hannah Xorth, b. May 20, 1826. 

93. 3. James, b. Aug. 27, 1828; d. Dec. 30, 1853. A lawyer. 

94. 4. Anne Frazier King, b. Sept. 22, 1830. Of Geneva. Teacher. 

95. 5. Octavia Dearborne, b. Aug. 14, 1832 ; d. Sept. 24, 1852. 

96. 6. Clara Nourse, b. Sept. 9, 1834; d. Feb. 6, 1860. 

97. 7. William Augustus Steuben North, b. Aug. 15, 1839 ; d. Aug. 15, 1842. 

(13) James Bridge (56.3), b. July 17, 1804; in business in 
Augusta; m. Sept. 5, 1828, Sarah Bowdoin, dau. of Hon. Paul and 
Sarah Lowell (Cony) Williams. See North's Augusta. 

98. 1. Susan Williams, b. Nov. 8, 1830; m. June 8, 1853, Edward Henry 

Daveis of Portland. Bowd. Col. 1838; LL.B., Camb. 



74 SEVENTH GENERATION. 

1. Mary Gilman, b. Aug. 13, 1855. 

2. Mabel Stuart, b. May 3, 1859. 

99. 2. Margaret North, b. Feb. 1, 1832 ; m. June 18, 1857, James Rufus, son 
of Greenwood Cushiug and Lucy H. (Palmer) Child of Augusta. 
He was b. Oct. 7, 1825 ; d. in Albany, Ga., Nov. 1, 1873. 

1. Helen Greenwood, b. March 18, 185S. 

2. Anne dishing, b. July 6, 1859. 

3. Mary Gore, b. June 30, 1869. 

100. 3. Sarah Cony, b. May 6, 1834. 

101. 4. James (19). 

102. 5. Paulina Jones, b. Sept. 24, 1839. 

103. 6. Ruel Williams, b. Sept. 18, 1841 ; graduated at Albany Law School; 

m. July 6, 1870, Susan Allison ; a lawyer in extensive practice ; 
lives in Chicago. 

104. 7. Horatio, b. Feb. 8, 1844 ; Hob. C. 1867 ; M.D. Camb. 

105. 8. Joseph Hartwell, b. Dec. 30, 1847 ; S.B. Camb. 1869 ; A. M. B. 

1870. 

(14) Horatio Bridge (57.4), b. April 8, 1806; Bowd. C. 1825; 
admitted to Bar, 1828; Paymaster, U.S.N., 1838; Paymaster- 
General, 1854; author of "Journal of an African Cruiser"; m. 
June 10, 1846, Charlotte, dau. of Josiah and Priscilla (Waterman) 
Marshall. 

106. 1. Marian, b. Oct. 3, 1851 ; d. March 29, 1855. 

(15) William Bridge (58. 5), b. May 2, 1808 ; he was formerly a 
merchant in Augusta, Me. ; afterwards, for many years, in the Cus- 
tom House in Boston; m. Dec. 23, 1839, Mrs. Eliza Jane Williams, 
who was dau. of George W. and Anne (Ames) Perkins, and was b. 
in Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 1, 1807. 

107. 1. Helen Williams, b. Oct. 5, 1842 ; m. June 21, 1871, Rev. Robert, son 

of Arthur and Mary (Hopkins) Ritchie of Philadelphia. 

1. Mary Helen, b. April 11, 1872. 

108. 2. Lucy Perkins, b. Oct, 7, 1844. 

109. 3. Henry Saunders, b. May 5, 1846. 

110. 4. Edward Williams (20). 

(16) Nathan William Bridge (66. 6), b. June 28, 1814; m. Oct. 
1, 1842, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Moses and Harriet (Carter) Piper. 
He was a prominent shipbroker in Boston ; lately retired. The firm 
of which he was the head " has cleared a larger number of vessels at 



(d) SAMUEL BRIDGE. 75 

the Boston Custom House than any other in the city." Mr. Bridge 
has also been a successful merchant, doing a very large business in 
trade with Cuba. He is still k ' one of the largest ship-owners of his 
native city." 

111. 1. Mary Helen, b. Aug. 5, 1813 ; d. Feb. 25, 1844. 

112. 2. Alice Elizabeth, b. Dec. 10, 1844 ; d. May 5, 1846. 

113. 3. Edmund, b. Feb. 14, 1847. 

114. 4. Anna Louisa, b. Jan. 27, 1848; d. Aug. 1, 1871. 

115. 5. Samuel James, b. May 10, 1854; d. May 5, 1856. 

116. 6. Frederick William, b. Oct. 9, 1862. 

(17) Edward Bridge (69.2), b. 1809; merchant in New York; 
m. Nov. 30, 1844, Harriet, dau. of David and Susan (Strong) 
Baker of New York, who d. Sept. 1, 1858, aet. 40. 

117. 1. Edward William, b. 1857; educated at the Naval School at Annapo- 

lis; Lieut, at Navy Yard, Brooklyn; m. Clara, dau. of Philip 
Kissam. 

118. 2. Frederick (21). 

119. 3. Julia, b. Feb. 6, 1853; m. Clarence, son of Samuel Waldron and 

Maria Theodosia (Shannard) Moore. 

1. Julia Louise, b. Nov. 29, 1880. 

120. 4. William, b. May 15, 1854. 

(18) William Curtis Bridge (77.5), b. Aug. 17, 1822; m. Aug. 
18, 1844, Sarah W., dau. of Oliver and Abigail (Field) Conant of 
Topsham. 

121. 1. William EL, b. Feb. 22, 1845; d. Aug. 14, 1848. 

122. 2. Franklin (22). 

123. 3. Edward Lowe, b. Dec. 17, 1849 ; d. Feb. 26, 1875. 

124. 4. Charlotte A., b. Dec. 6, 1851 ; m. Joseph W. Foster, who d. 1873. 

No children. 

125. 5. Oliver C. (23). 

126. 6. Andrew William (24). 

127. 7. Charles A., b. Oct. 17, 1862. 



76 EIGHTH GENERATION. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(19) James Bridge (101.4), b. April 5, 1837; m. July 2, 1872, 
Miriam Augusta, dau. of Alexander Weldon aud Mary Anne (Mc- 
Daniel) Mitchell, who was b. Feb. 8, 1851. 

128. 1. James Weldon, b. Xov. 24, 1873. 

129. 2. Miriam Augusta, b. Dec. 2, 1874 ; d. June 15, 1875. 

130. 3. Mary Brown, b. Aug. 31, 1876. 
181. 4. Edmund, b. April 16, 1S79. 

132. 5. James, b. Sept. 11, 1880 ; d. Aug. 9, 1881. 

133. 6. Pauline, b. March 18, 1882 ; d. May 30, 18S2. 

(20) Edward Williams (110.4), b. Dec. 6, 1849; m. April 25, 
1883, Anne Christ, dau. of William F. and Elizabeth (Christ) Kitchen 
of Shamokin, Penn. ; lives at Caperton, W. Virginia. 

134. 1. Samuel Haas, b. Jan. 25, 1884. 

(21) Frederick Bridge (118.2), b. June, 1849 ; m. Mary, dau. of 
Dr. George Huntington of East Hampton. 

135. 1. Harriet Baker, b. Jan., 1872. 

136. 2. Elizabeth, b. March, 1874. 

137. 3. Julia, b. April, 1876. 

138. 4. Frederick William, b. April, 1878. 

139. 5. Florence Huntington, b. July, 1880. 

(22) Franklin Bridge (122.2), b. Feb. 26, 1847; a soldier in the 
late war; m. Dec. 21, 1868, Ellen, dau. of James and Catharine 
McNear, and d. Aug. 19, 1873. 

140. 1. Franklin, b. Dec. 24, 1S70. 

141. 2. William J., b. Jan. 13, 1S74; d. Aug. 29, 1878. 

(23) Oliver C. Bridge (125. 5), b. Dec. 4, 1853; artist; m. 
Hannah, dau. of Ephraim and Hannah Gammon, who was b. June 
28, 1851, in Hartford, Me. 

142. 1. Edward Warren, b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

143. 2. Charlotte Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1881. 

(24) Andrew William Bridge (126.6), b. Oct. 26, 1856; m. 
March 2, 1878, Mary Edna, dau. of William and Lucinda Adams. 

144. 1. Charlotte May, b. Jan. 2, 1879 ; d. Feb. 28, 1879. 

145. 2. Andrew William, b. Xov. 15, 18S0 ; d. March 7, 1881. 



77 



APPENDIX I. 



THE GARFIELD FAMILY. 

The line of President Garfield's descent from Elizabeth (Bridge) 
Garfield (see Dea. John Bridge, 10.7) is as follows : — 

I. Capt. Benjamin Garfield was the third son and fourth child of 
Edward and Rebecca Garfield. Edward was the son of Edward Gar- 
field, who was b. in England in 1575. He came to this country with 
his son Edward, in cornpan}-, probably, with Winthrop, in 1630. 
The two Edwards settled in Watertown, where the younger became 
Freeman in 1635, was Selectman in 1638, and at least twice after. 
Benjamin was b. in 1643. He was a helpful and respected citizen of 
his native town, serving her at least nine times as her Representative, 
and filling various other town offices. Elizabeth Bridge was his sec- 
ond wife, and mother of sis of his eight children. 

II. Their oldest son was Lieut. Thomas of Weston, b. Dec. 12, 
1680. He m. Jan. 10, 1707, Merc}', dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Flagg) Bigelow. See Bond, Bigelow and Flagg, pp. 31 and 220. 
Mercy was b. in 1686, and d. Feb. 28, 1745. Thomas d. Feb. 4, 
1752. 

III. Their oldest son was Thomas, b. Feb., 1713 ; d. Jan. 3, 1774 ; 
m. Oct. 21, 1742, Rebecca, dau. of Dea. Samuel and Rebecca John- 
son of Lunenburg, who was b. Nov. 2, 1719, and d. Feb. 3, 1763. 

P7. Their oldest son was Solomon, who was b. July 18, 1743 ; m. 
Aug. 22, 1769, Sarah Stimpson of Sudbury, and settled in West- 
minster. They afterwards removed to Cherry Valley, Otsego County, 
New York. 

V. Their oldest son Thomas, b. in 1775, m. Asenath Hill of 
Sharon, N.Y. 

VI. They had Abram, b. Dec. 28, 1799, their third child. Abram 
m. Eliza, dau. of James and Mehitable (Ingals) Ballou. She was 
fifth in descent from Maturin Ballou, a Huguenot, who, at the Revo- 
cation of the Edict of Nantes, sought refuge in Cumberland, R.I. 
Her father removed his family from Richmond, N.H., to Worcester 
in Otsego County. £ .-. 



78 THE GARFIELD FAMILY. 

VII. James Abram Garfield was b. to Abram and Eliza (Ballou) 
Garfield, Nov. 19, 1831 ; AYilliams Col. 1856 ; LL.D. ; admitted to the 
Bar, 1861 ; member of Ohio Senate, 1860, 1861 ; Representative to 
Congress from 1863 to 1880 ; Lieutenant-Colonel of Ohio Volunteers, 
Forty-Second Regiment, Sept. 19, 1861 ; Colonel of Ohio Volunteers, 
Forty-Second Regiment, Nov. 27, 1861 ; Brigadier-General, Jan. 11, 
1862; Major-General, Sept. 19, 1862; chosen to U.S. Senate, 1880; 
President United States, 1881 ; d. Sept. 19, 1881. 

He m. Nov. 11, 1838, Lucretia, dau. of Zebulon and Arabella 
(Mason) Rudolph. 

1. Eliza Arabella, b. July 3, 1860 ; d. Dec. 1, 1863. 

2. Henry Augustus, b. Oct. 11, 1863. 

3. James Rudolph, b. Oct. 17, 1865. 

4. Mollie, b. Jan. 16, 1867. 

5. Irwin McDowell, b. Aug. 3, 187-0. 

6. Abram, b. Nov. 21, 1872. 

7. Edward, b. Dec. 26, 1874; d. Oct. 25, 1876. 



79 



APPENDIX II. 



THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 

(1) Col. William Lithgow, the father of the husband of Martha 
(Bridge) Lithgow, see (d) Samuel Bridge, 15. 2, was the sou of 
Robert Lithgow of Boston. 

Robert was a Scotchmau, who emigrated from Ireland, whither his 
ancestors had fled at the time of the Rebellion. He probably came 
to this country in one of the ships chartered b}- Robert Temple, with 
his son William, then about three years of age. He went from Bos- 
ton, perhaps, to Temple's Settlement, near Merrymeeting Bay, at the 
mouth of the Kennebec. 

William was b. circa 1715. He was early in command at Fort 
Richmond on the Kennebec. In Sept., 1754, Fort Halifax was estab- 
lished near the junction of the Sebasticot and Kennebec Rivers. 
Capt. Lithgow was put in command of it. He had at that time, 
he says, been in the service for twenty years. He was therefore 
attached to the Garrison of St. George's Fort in 1734, set. 19. 

At the organization of Lincoln County in 1760, he was made a 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. This office he continued to 
hold through the Revolutionary period. 

He was a cultivated and courteous gentleman, as well as an ener- 
getic and faithful officer. He d. Dec. 20, 1798. See North's Au- 
gusta, and especially the interesting memorial of him in the eighth 
volume of the Collections of the Maine Historical Society- , Art. V., 
4i Fort Halifax." 

He m. before 174G, Sarah, dau. of Col. Arthur Noble of George- 
town, near the mouth of the Kennebec. Sarah was b. in 1725. 

Col. Noble is said to have been b. in Enniskillen, Ulster, Ireland. 
He came to America, perhaps with, or certainly not many years 
after, Robert Lithgow. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel 
of Col. Waldo's Regiment to be raised for the expedition to reduce 
Louisburg. That fort was the strongest on our continent. The 
French cruisers, whom it protected, were a sad annoyance to our 
fishing vessels. 



80 THE L1THGOW FAMILY. 

Within fifty-six days, the Provinces raised forty-three hundred 
men for the reduction. Waldo was made Brigadier-General, and 
gave about a fourth of his command in charge to Col. Noble. 

The fall of Louisburg, June 17, 1745, excited the fears of the 
French lest they should lose all Canada. They accordingly sent out 
from Brest, in the following year, the most powerful fleet that had 
been raised for North America. The}* intended with this fleet to 
retake Louisburg, then to capture Annapolis, to destroy Boston, and 
to lay waste as much as possible of the coast as it proceeded to the 
West Indies. But a tedious voyage of ninety days, a severe storm 
that destroyed many a ship, sickness, the lateness of the season, the 
death of the commander, followed by that of the vice-admiral, all 
conspired to force them to give up their plan of recapture. 

In Nov., 1746, Gov. Shirley of Massachusetts, who had in charge 
the management of Nova Scotia, was induced to send out a thousand 
New England troops to quarter in Acadia, and so to harass the in- 
habitants that they should find it convenient, taking their families 
with them, to abandon the Province. This was nine years before the 
expulsion which is celebrated by Mr. Longfellow in his Evangeline. 

That Col. Noble had done yeoman service in the taking of Louis- 
burg in the previous year is shown otherwise, and by his appointment 
to lead this expedition in the heart of winter, for it was a peculiarly 
laborious and perilous enterprise. 

He sailed in December, and conducted his little army by land, 
heroically and wisely, over ridges and through deep snows, along the 
border of the Bay of Fuudy and of the basin of Minas, one hundred 
and fifty miles up from the entrance of the ba}\ The tides here are 
prodigious. Spring tides are of seventy feet height. "With the 
large volume of water from nineteen rivers, and the monstrous fall 
of the tide, the current at half tide is fearful. The great fall loosens 
any ice formed at the mouth of the rivers, and these ice floes grow 
continually heavier from the excessive cold, as they drive up and 
down the bay, for, by the time the wind has driven them down to the 
entrance of the ocean, the tide bears them back again." So no 
enemy was to be feared by sea, nor in their rear. 

And the appearance of a foe b}' land from the North and Prince 
Edward's Island, through snow two or three feet deep on the level 
for more than a hundred miles, seemed as little to be feared, espe- 
cially at the time of a driving storm that had lasted thirty hours. 

But the attack came in this latter way, by land, and from Prince 
Edward's Island. On Jan. 31, 1747, Col. Noble was at Grand Pr6 
with a detachment of five hundred men. At two o'clock in the morn- 



THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 81 

iug, the officers' quarters were nearly all surrounded at the same 
time, the troops being quartered in houses scattered over a space of 
a mile and a quarter's length. Seventy were killed, sixty taken 
prisoners. Several were wounded. Noble's quarters were the first 
attacked. He had received two wounds, but, after that, he returned 
three times the enemy's fire, in his shirt, before he was shot dead. 
Bravery and self-possession characterized his death, as fidelity and 
resolute perseverance and endurance had marked his life. 

See, for an account of this "heroic" man, •• whose history has 
been neglected," Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Vol. 
VIII., Art. II. 




82 THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 

SECOND GENERATION 

From Col. William Lithgow. 

The ninth child of Col. William and Sarah (Noble) Lithgow was 
Arthur, b. Dec. 25, 1751. He m. Martha, dau. of Edmund and 
Phoebe (Bowman) Bridge, and d. Aug. 11, 1835. See Fifth Genera- 
tion, (d) Samuel Bridge, 15. 2. 

Let us trace their children and later descendants. 

1. 1. Arthur (2). 

2. 2. William (3). 

3. 3. Jane Caroline, b. in Winslow, July 16, 1795; m. Oct. 12, 1815, Rich- 

ard, son of David and Elizabeth (Miller) Devens of Charlestown, 
who d. Oct. 28, 1847. Jane d. Feb. 9, 1874. 

1. Martha Lithgow Devens, b. Aug. 15, 1816 ; m. Oct. 12, 1836, Lieut. 

Albert E., son of Jesse and L Naomi Downes, U.S.N., who was 
lost at sea, March 20, 1843. 

1. Caroline Lithgow Downes, b. Sept. 8, 1837 ; m. July 15, 1868, 

James, son of James and Ella Norah Hoy, U.S.N. 

2. Maria Gertrude Downes, b. Feb. 8, 1841; m. Feb. 9, 1865, 

Arthur H. Burnham, U.S. Engineers. 

2. Caroline Devens, b. Jan. 30, 1818 ; m. Lieut. Charles W., son of 

Commodore Charles and Harriet (Bowen) Morris, U.S.N., who 
d. from a wound received at Tobasco, Nov. 1, 1846. 

1. Caroline Morris, b. Oct. 5, 1841 ; m. Lieut. Arthur L., son of 

John Lee and Elizabeth West Watson. 

2. Charles Morris, b. May 3, 1844, Capt. U.S. Artillery ; m. Maria 

Gertrude Missroon. 

3. Thomas Miller Devens, b. Aug. 16, 1820. He is a merchant and 

banker of Boston ; the American representative of the well- 
known house of Gossler & Co., Hamburg. 

4. Henry Devens, b. Dec. 8, 1822, shipmaster and merchant; m. Jan. 

4, 1865, Cornelia, dau. of William H. and Co'rnelia Fuller. 

1. Frances Fuller, b. Nov. 22, 1866. 

2. Cornelia, May 27, 1867. 

3. Henry, b. Sept. 23, 1868. 

4. Winnefred, b. Nov. 1, 1869 ; d. Aug. 13, 1874. 

5. Frances Payson Devens, b. May 15, 1825 ; m. Lieut. John H., son 

of John H. and Caroline Hall Sherburne, who d. Nov. 2, 1849. 

1. Fanny Devens Sherburne, b. March 30, 1843; m. Oct. 14, 1869, 
William, son of William and Mary Wallace. U.S. Marine 
Corps. 






THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 83 

2. Hon. John H. Sherburne, b. Dec. 7. 1845; educated in the 

Grammar and High Schools of Boston; entered the navy at 
the beginning of the war in 1861. After several years' ser- 
vice, including a three years' cruise in the South Pacific, be 
began the study of law. In 1875, he resigned his place in 
the navy. He entered the Law School at Cambridge; LL.B. 
H. C. In 1>7D and 1880 he represented Boston in the State 
Legislature, and in 1882 and 1883 served in the Senate. He 
m. June 2, 1875, Elizabeth J., dau. of John Sturgis and Eliza- 
beth B. D. Nye. 

6. Frederick Devens, b. June 25, 1827 : d. March 7, 1829. 

7. Elizabeth Miller Devens, b. April 23, 1830; d. Sept. 16, 1832. 

8. Edward Fesser Devens, b. Aug. 26, 1833, shipmaster and merchant : 

m. March 21, 1865, Abby Maria, dau. of Henry P. and Man- 
Elizabeth Fairbanks, who d. Feb. 10, 1879. 

1. Richard, b. April 8, 1866. 

_'. Henry Fairbanks, b. Aug. 31, 1867. 

3. Caroline Louisa, b. April 6, 1872. 

9. Helen Devens, b. Nov. 22. 1835; m. Dec. 19, 1860, George G., son 

of George and Helen G. Crocker. 

1. Jane, b. April 9, 1863; m. Oct. 5, 1883, her cousin. Francis L. 

Payson. See p. 85 (4. 1). 

2. Sally,' b. May 28, 1866. 

10. Richard, b. July 26, 1838. Iu early life a merchant in China; 
connected formerly with the Department of Justice, now with 
the Interior Department. 

4. 4. Mary Lithgow. b. Dec. 5, 1797; m. April 12, 1819, Charles, son of 
David and Elizabeth (Miller) Devens, who was a merchant of 
Boston, b. March 7, 1791, and d. Nov. 4, 1876. Mary d. Oct. 5. 
1848. 

1. Charles Devens, b. in Charlestown. April 4. 1820; H. C. 1838, 
LL.D.: admitted to the Bar. Aug., 1841; Senator of State Senate 
in 1847 and 1848 ; U.S. Marshal of Massachusetts District, 
1S49-1S53: Major of Third Battalion of Rifles of Mass. Volun- 
teers, April 19, 1861 ; Colonel of Fifteenth Regiment of . 
Aug., 1861 ; Brigadier-General, April 16, 1862 ; Brevet Major- 
General, for gallant and meritorious service, April 7. 1866; 
Judge of Superior Court of Ma".. 1867; Judge of Supreme 
Judicial Court, 1873: Attorney-General D.S., 1877-1881; re- 
appointed Judge of Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, 1881. He 
has delivered numerous occasional orations. Especially note- 
worthy have been those on the Centennial Anniversary of the 
Battle of Bunker's Hill, and at the Dedication of the Soldier's 
Monument in Boston, Sept., 1878. 



84 THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 

2. Arthur Lithgow Devens, b. April 27, 1821; H. C. 1840; LL.B.; 

admitted to the bar, 1842 ; Agent of Otis Manufacturing Com- 
pany, Partner in the house of J. W. Paige & Co. of Boston, and 
Treasurer of Hamilton Manufacturing Company ; m. July 20, 
1852, Agnes Howard, dau. of Abijah and Anne Maria (How- 
ard) White of Watertown. He d. July 22, 1867. 

1. Arthur Lithgow Devens, b. June 3, 1853; m. Dec. 27, 1876, 

Agnes Russell Elwood of Rochester, N.Y. 

1. Agnes Dorothy, b. June 3, 1878. 

2. Arthur Lithgow, b. Nov. 15, 1879. 

3. Elizabeth Elwood, b. April, 1881. 

2. Bessie, b. Nov. 29, d. Dec. 23, 1855. 

3. Mary, b. May 19, 1857. 

4. Agnes, b. June 17, 1865. 

3. Mary Devens, b. Aug. 23, 1823 ; d. Oct. 5, 1848. 

4. Horace Devens, b. May 5, 1826 ; d. Oct. 30, 1828. 

5. 5. Frances Lithgow, b. Dec. 8, 1800; m. Dec. 19, 1821, John Larkin, 
son of Philip and Ruth (Larkin) Payson; H. C. 1817; Consul at 
Messina, 1827-1845 ; d. in Eastbourne, England, April 18, 1884. 
A distinguished merchant and serviceable public officer. A genial, 
hospitable man. 
Beside several children who died in infancy, or quite young, there 
were born to them these four : — 

1. Arthur Lithgow, b. Jan. 13, 1824; m. June 8, 1853, Clara Endi- 

cott, dau. of George and Clara (Endicott) Peabody of Salem. 
Arthur d. Jan. 10, 1855 ; Clara d. Aug. 21, 1858. 

1. Clara Endicott, b. Jan. 7, 1853. 

2. Francis Lithgow, b. March 10, 1855. 

2. Frances Ruth, b. Jan. 10, 1S26; m. April 10, 1844, Rev. James 

Grantham, son of Rev. Francis Joseph Faithfull of Hatfield, 
Herts, Eng. 

1. Frances Lithgow Payson, b. Feb. 5, 1845; m. Jan., 1880, Regi- 

nald, son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Upton) Fanshaw, 
Fellow of New College, and Prof, of Mor. Phil, and Classics 
in Univ. College, Bristol. 

1. Irene, b. Oct., 18S0. 

2. Maurice, b. Feb.. 1883. 

2. Emily Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1846 ; m. May 28, 1868, Edward, son 

of Rev. Francis and Caroline Storr of Breachley, Kent. Ed- 
ward is in the Civil Service in India. 

1. Vernon Faithfull, b. Dec, 1869. 

2. Caroline, b. June, 1871. 

3. Eleanor Mabel, b. May, 1873. 

4. Minnie, b. Oct., 1875. 



THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 85 

3. James Arthur, b. May -2'.). 1*17; in. Oct. 20, 1880, Frances, dau. 
of Alexander and Jane (McNeile) Miller of County Antrim, 
Ireland. Jane is sister of the distinguished Hugh McNeile, 
Dean of Ripon. James is Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Scar- 
borough, Yorkshire. An ancestor of Jane, an Englishman, 
received a grant of land for his services in relief of the town at 
the siege of Derry. This land her brother still holds. 

3. Charles Payson, b. in Messina, Sicily. .May 2, 1835; m. June 5, 

1872, Fanny, dan. of Hon. C. C. and Jeannette (Garr) Wash- 
burne, Gov. of Wisconsin. Charles was in the Boston Latin 
School from 1851 to 1855; A. I'... Trinity Col., Cambridge, Eng., 
1861; Second Lieut. Mass. Cavalry, 1862; severely wounded, 
while Aide-de-camp to Gen. Devens at Battle of Cold Harbor, 
1864 ; brevetted Captain for distinguished gallantry on the 
field; honorably discharged from U.S. Service, May 16, 1865; 
Librarian of Department of State, Washington, 1870; Third 
Assistant Secretary of State, 187* ; Charge <T Affaires de Den- 
mark, July, 1881. 

1. Edith Washburne, b. July 24, 1873. 

2. Jeannette Garr, b. Jan. 9, 1875. 

3. Frances Lithgow, b. Jan. S, 1878. 

4. Francis Payson, b. May 2, 1835, twin of Charles; m. Mary Farqu- 

har, dau. of Charles Henry and Ellen Maria Dabney. Francis 
is a merchant of the house of Wood, Payson & Colgate, New- 
York City. 

1. Francis Lithgow, b. Feb. 19, 1863; m. Oct, 5, 1883, Jane 

(rocker. Seep. 83 (9.1). 

2. Mary Dabney, b. Oct. 30, 1865. 

3. Charles Arthur, b. Dec. 24, 1868; d. Aug. 19, 1881. 

4. William Farquehar, b. Feb. 18, 1876. 

6. 6. Frederick Lithgow, b. 1807; d. Feb. 21, 1821. 

(2) Arthur Lithgow (1. 1), b. Dec. 25, 1789, in Augusta, Me. He 
was for twenty-five years U.S. Consul to Hayti. At the Spanish 
evacuation in 1863, he and his son William, in earnest to protect, 
even at the risk of their lives, the American interests, were the last 
to leave the place. "His house was completely perforated by shot 
and shell." He m. Ana Maria Pelegrin, who was b. at New Orleans, 
July 17, 1813. He d. at Puerto Plata. Santo Domingo. Nov. 11, 
1866. Ana still survives. 

7. 1. Francis, b. in Puerto Plata. Aug. 2, 1837; m., L, Joachim Porchas 

of Spain, who d. in 1863. She m., II., Judge Yldeforas Mella 
Brea of the Supreme Court of Santo Domingo. 



i 



86 THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 
1. Joaquin, b. ; d. in 1865. 



2. Ramon, b. Aug. 28, 1868. 

3. Antonio, b. Jan. 14, 1873. 

4. Rosa, b. August 16, 1877. 

8. 2. Charlotte, b. Sept. 5, 1838; d. April, 1839. 

9. 3. Washington (4). 

10. 4. Frederick (5). 

11. 5. William, b. Aug. 11, 1843; d. June 20, 1844. 

12. 6. George (6). 

13. 7. William (7). 

14. 8. Altagracia, b. Aug. 10, 1S50; d. July 27, 1867. Distinguished for 

amiability and beauty. 

15. 9. Thomas (8). 

(3) William Lithgow (2. 2), b. July 1, 1793; admitted to the 
bar, but gave up his profession and became au able shipmaster and 
merchant of New York. He m. Nov. 16, 1816, Hetty Green, dau. 
of John and Phoebe (Seaman) Langdon of New York, and d. Nov. 
19, 1826. Hetty was b. Feb. 7, 1794, and d. Oct. 10, 1868. 

1. William. 1). in Boston, Nov. 26, 1821; d. in Minnesota, Sept. 19, 

1853. 

2. John Langdon, b. June 27, 1823 ; d. Aug. 18, 1S26. 

3. j Phoebe Langdon, b. July 26, 1826. 

4. 1 Martha Bridge, b. July 26, 1826; d. in New York, April 18, 1831. 
Phoebe Langdon Lithgow m. Sept. 7, 1844, Tolman Willey. 

1. Walter J., b. in Boston, March 15, 1848. 

2. William Lithgow, b. May 30, 1858. 



THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 87 

THIRD GENERATION 

From Col. William Lithgow. 

(•A) Washington Lithgow was b. in Puerto Plata. July 4, 1840. 
In 1865, he, then living in Charlestown. Mass., was chosen to serve 
on the School Committee. Through the war. he had done, young as 
he was, efficient service to the country. In 1880, lie was President 
of the Republican State Convention of New Jersey, has been Consul- 
General from Santo Domingo at New York, and Vice-Consul of the 
United States in Puerto Plata. He is now Consul-General of Hayti 
in Puerto Plata. With his brother William, he owns one of the 
largest central sugar factories in the world, having the capacity of 
eight thousand tons. He owns also the first railway built on the 
island. 

He m. in Charlestown. Mass.. June 17. 1863, Ellen Prentiss Pierce 
of Andover. 

16. 1. Ellen Maria, b. Feb. 27. 18 

17. 2. Arthur Washington, b. Jan. 22. 1872. 

la :'.. William Pierce, b. Jan. 10, 1874; d. May 16, 1874. 

19. 4. Mary, b. Nov. 12,1878. 

(5) Frederic Lithgow (10.4). b. April 10, 1842. When the 
Dominicans rose against the Spanish rule, his sympathies were with 
them in their desire for independence. He enlisted in the country's 
service as a volunteer. Fidelity and energy soon raised him to a 
Colonel's rank. Thence he was passed to the honor of General of 
Division, the highest office in the Dominican Army. He has also 
been Minister of Foreign Affairs, and for years has been Military 
and Civil Governor of the District of Puerto Plata. In 1880, he was 
nominated for President of Santo Domingo, but declined the honor. 
He has always been a leader in the Liberal and Reform Party. He 
m. Sofia Arzeno. 

20. 1. Maria Altagracia, b. April 12, 187'). 

21. 2. Ana Gertrudes, b. April 7, 1880; d. Dec. 8, 1880. 

(6) George Lithgow (11. 5), b. April 19. 1845 ; m. Feb. 11, 1868, 
Maria Mercedes Sigolleu. 

22. 1. Maria Altagracia, b. Nov. 30, 1868. 

23. 2. Pedro Tomas, b. Jan. 21, 1870. 



88 THE LITHGOW FAMILY. 

24. 3. Eugenia, b. Dec. 25, 1872. 

25. 4. Pablo, b. June 14, 1874; d. 

26. 5. Ermina, b. Jan. 3, 1877. 

27. 6. Pablo, b. June 28, 1880. 

(7) William Lithgow (13. 7), b. March 24, 1847. At his father's 
death, though he was only twenty-one years old, William was ap- 
pointed Vice-Consul of U.S. This place he has continued to hold 
except for two }"ears. His home, as well as the Consulate, was al- 
ways open, during the frequent revolutions incident to the forming 
republic, as an asylum to the proscribed. At the risk of his life he 
has saved many eminent men by the protection of the American flag. 
He organized the First National Bank of Santo Domingo, and has 
continued from the first its President. For three years he was Judge 
of the Court of Commerce. He is the partner of his brother Wash- 
ington in their very extensive sugar works. 

He m., I., March 24. 1847, Ana Luisa Allonzo, who d. July 26, 
1879 ; m., II., May 27, 1882, Amelia Arzeno. 

28. 1. Ana Luisa, b. Aug. 20, 1869; d. Dec. 15, 1873. 

29. 2. Arturo, b. Aug. 22, 1870. 

30. 3. William, b. Jan. 17, 1875. 

31. 4. Washington, b. Dec. 24, 1S75; d. Sept. 8, 1876. 

32. 5. Federico, b. Dec. 23, 1S76. 

33. 6. Washington, b. April 15, 1S78. 

34. 7. Maria Altagracia, b. July 18, 1879. 



35. 8. Amelia, b. April 5, 1883. 

(8) Thomas Lithgow (15.9), b. July 7, 1853; m. Elizabeth 
Josephine Tappan of Charlestown. 

36. 1. Josephine Caroline, b. Feb. 7, 1883. 



89 



IXDEX TO NAMES. 



Abbot, Rev. Jacob, 20. 

Mary D.. 20. 

Rebecca. See Spauldikg and 
Snow. 
Adams, Abel, 49. 

Alvin, 20. 

Alvi; _ 

Alvin, 20. 

Anne M.. - 

Anne R. (Bridge), 20. 

Edward L., 20. 

Edward L. 2 

Ellen Waters. 20. 

Emily (Mary), 26. 

Hannab. See Bridge. 

Howard M.. 26. 

Hannah (Proctor), 49. 

Helen F. See Dixsmore. 

Isabella H. (Burnham), 26. 

John Q., 68. 

Jonas, 20. 

Lucinda, 70. 

Mary E. See Bridge. 

Phoebe (Hoar). 26. 

Waldo, 20. 

William. '<">. 

Willis, 20. 
Allen* Family, 43. 

Isaac, 56. 

Lois P. See Bridge. 

Martha. 43. 

Sally (Kenney), 56. 
Andrews, William, 6. 
Anns, George W., 38. 

Julia, 38. 
Appendix I., 78. 



Appendix II., SO. 

Arthur, Alice B. (Jackson . 72. 

Pres. Chester A.. 72. 

Malvina (Stone), 7".'. 
Col. William. 72. 

Rev. William. 72. 
Augusta. Me., North's History of, 00, 

01, 08. 
Austin, Abigail (Whitney). See 
Bridge. 

Samuel, 13. 
Atres, Benjamin. 57. 

Louisa (Bradley). 57. 

Mary L. See Bridge. 
Babson's History of Gloucester, 43. 
Bacon, Alice M., 24. 

Eliza. 24. 

Ella J. See Kim. -ley. 

Josie R. (Glover), 24. 

Leonard R.. 24. 

Martha A., 24. 

Mary A.. 24. 

Moses, 24. 

Moses C. 24. 

Moses C. 24. 

Moses W.. 24. 

Sarah E. See Teble. 
Badlam, Alice. See Sanderson. 
Bagley, Emily S. See Bridge. 

Lois M. See Bridge. 

Maria B. See Herrick. 

Nancy (Marsh). 53, 54. 55. 

Nancy A. See Bridge. 

Thomas, 53, 54, 55. 
Baker, Alice (Bridge), 00. 

Rev. Alvin. 69. 



90 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Baker, Catharine (Catlin), 66. 

Charlotte A., 66. 

David, 75. 

Ebenezer, 66. 

Ebenezer, 66. 

Edgar, 66. 

Harriet. See Bridge. 

Julianna, 66. 

Julianna, 66. 

Maria (Lane), 66. 

Mary B. (Vose), 69. 

Matthew B., 66. 

Susan (Strong), 75. 
Balch, Mary. See Brown, 17. 
Ballou, Eliza, 77. 

James, 77. 

Maturin, 77. 

Mehitable (Ingals), 77. 
Barber, Elizabeth B. (Jackson), 72. 

William, 72. 
Barker, Delia A. See Fames. 
Barnard, Anne. See Bowman. 
Barney, Charlotte, 23. 

Fanny, 23. 

George H., 23. 

George H., 23. 

Henry W., 23. 

Lucy A. (Weeks), 23. 

Nancy E., 23. 
Barns, Anne, 19. 

Margaret. See Bridge. 
Barr, Elvira (Percy), 33. 

William E., 33. 

William E., 33. 
Barrett, Cyrus, 59. 
James, 59. 

Phoebe (Bridge), 59. 

Stephen, 59. 
Barrows, Mrs. Mary W. See 

Bridge. 
Bartlett Family, 18. 

Abial, 18. 

Edward, 18. 

Elizabeth (Call), 72. 

Elizabeth. See Bridge. 

Josiah, 72. 

Ensign Thomas, 18. 



Beal, Rebecca. See Bridge. 

Rebecca (Wilkinson), 26. 

Samuel, 26. 
Belcher, Jeremy, 13. 

Mary (Lockwood), 13. 

Mary, 13. 
Bemis, Abigail (Bridge), 18. 

Anna (Richardson), 18. 

Anne (Vose), 18. 

Charles, 18. 

David, 18. 

David, 18. 

Isaac, 18. 

Mary (Bright), 18. 

Nathaniel, 18. 

Nathaniel, 18. 
Bent, Abigail, 18. 

Isaac, 18. 

Martin, 18. 

Matthew, 18. 

Dea. Matthias, 18. 

Mary, 18. 

Nancy, 18. 
Betts, Elizabeth, 10. 
Bigelow, Elizabeth (Flagg) 77 

Joshua, 77. 

Mercy. See Garfield. 
Blanchard, David, Jr., 31. 

Elliot (Bridge), 31. 

Jesse, 31. 

Sarah (Bridge), 31. 
Blood, Frederick, 22. 

Nancy (Bridge), 22. 
Blossom, Calvin E., 45. 

Charles F., 45. 

Eliab H., 45. 

Eliza J. (Winne),45. 

George W., 45. 

Helen, 45. 

Henry G., 45. 

Joseph W., 45. 

Mary A., 45. 

Mary J. (George), 45. 

Mary (Small), 45. 

Paulina. See Matthews 

Sarah (Herrick), 45. 
Blowers, Capt. Pyam, 13. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



91 



Bond's, Dr. Henry, History of Water- 
town, 12, 17, 18, 19, 30, 52, 63, 
73, 77. 
Bowers, Ada L. (Bridge), 54. 

Albert M.. 54. 

James V., 54. 

Lilian L., 54. 

Orra, 54. 

Oscar R., 54. 
Bowks, Anna (Whitney), 13. 

Lucy (Hancock), 12 

Nicholas, 12. 

Rev. Nicholas, 12. 

William, 13. 
Bowman Family, 1 1. 

Abigail. See Bridge. 

Anne (Barnard), 14. 

Betty. See Bridge. 

Edmund B., 61. 

Edmund B„ 61. 

Elizabeth Y„ 61. 

Frances P. See Randlett. 

Hannah (Norris), 61. 

James N., 61. 

Judge Jonathan, 61. 

Jonathan, 61. 

Joseph, 59. 

Joseph, 60. 

Martha. Sec Bridge. 

Nathaniel, 14. 

Mary (Reed), 21, 32. 

Mary E. (Lowell), 61. 

Mary II. Sec Wood. 

Mary L. Sec Johnson. 

Phoebe. See Bridge, 59. 

Phoebe. See Clark. 

Phoebe. See Bridge, 60. 

Phoebe, 61. 

Phoebe, 59. 

Pluma H. (Ralph), 46. 

Thankful (Forbush), 60. 

Thomas, 61. 

William, 21, 32. 

Dr. William. 46. 

William, 61. 

William, 61. 
Braintree Company, 6. 



Brea, Antonio, 86. 

Frances ( Fithgow ), 85. 

Ramon, 86. 

Rosa, 86. 

Judge Y. M., 86. 
Brett, Andrew B., 72. 

Charlotte (Bridge), 72. 

John B., 72. 
Bridge, Aaron, c 8 , 43. 

Aaron S., c 6 , 44. 

Abel E., c 7 , 48, 53. 

Abigail. 4 See WHITNEY. 

Abigail, a 6 . See Bemis. 

Abigail, a ', 21. 

Abigail B., a 7 . See Stearns. 

Abigail (Cutter), 30. 

Abigail, h b . See Fox. 

Abigail, b~. See Coli.or. 

Abigail (Bullard), 36. 

Abigail A. <■", 48. 

Adelaide C. (Johnson), 38. 

Ada L., c 8 , 48. See Bowers. 

Adaline E., c 8 . See Kki.lt. 

Adaline A. (Johnson), 40. 

Adaline, a '■', 29. 

Adaline M., b & . See Upham. 

Adaline (Phipps), 34. 

Adaline (Stearns), 34. 

Addie A., /J", 34. 

Agnes (Kent), 28. 

Albert D., r»,57. 

Alia A. (Randall), 39. 

Alice R., a 9 , 29. 

Alice (Winchester), 36. 

Alice G., !>", 40. 

Alice (Parker), 66. 

Alice, d 6 . See Baker. 

Alice, ,/', 72. 

Alice E.,r/ 8 , 75. 

Almira A. (Smith), 38. 

Almira, c 7 . See Morrison. 

Amanda II., c 1 . See Hathorn. 

Amos, !> G , 30. 

Amos O., 6 8 , 84, 35, 86. 

Andrew W., -/ 8 , 75, 76. 

Andrew W., rf 9 , 76. 

Anna, a 6 . See Sanderson. 



92 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Bridge, Anna (Harrington), 20. 
Anna V. (Wheeler), 39. 
Anna M., d 1 . See Stratton. 
Anna M. (King), 37. 
Anna M., 69, 37. 
Anna, c 6 . See Wright. 
Anna L., d s , 78. 
Anne (Danforth), 11. 
Anne. 3 See Livermore. 
Anne. 4 See Butterfield. 
Anne, a 5 . See Brooks. 
Anne (Perkins), 15, 20. 
Anne, a 6 , 16. 
Anne (Waters), 21. 
Anne 0., a 8 , 25. 
Anne E., a s . See Adams. 
Anne J., a 8 . See Gault and 

Vaughan. 
Anne, a 9 , 29. 
Anne (Haskell), 30. 
Anne (Herrick), 41. 
Anne, d 1 , 71. 
Anne F. H., d 8 , 73. 
Anne C. (Kitchen), 76. 
Anne P., c '. See Piper. 
Annette, b 9 , 36. 
Arthur F., a 9 , 28. 
Arthur, b 9 , 36. 
Arrietta E., c 8 , 56. 
Rev. Asarelah M., c~, 44, 48, 52. 
Augusta (Edmonds), 28. 
Austin, b s , 34. 
Beatrice (Gage), 40. 
Benjamin, b b , 30. 
Benjamin, b°, 30. 
Benjamin B., b s , 35, 37. 
Benjamin H., h 9 , 37. 
Benjamin H., 6 9 , 38. 
Benjamin H., b 10 , 40. 
Betsey, a 1 , 21. 
Betty (Bowman), 21. 
Bezaleel, c 6 , 46, 49. 
Bezaleel, c", 49, 53. 
Bowman, d 6 , 67. 
Byron A., r 9 , 57. 
Candace S. (Gage), 56. 
Caroline W., 6 8 , 34. 



Bridge, Caroline J. (Lehne), 40. 
Caroline P. (Spaulding), 53. 
Caroline L., c 9 , 57. 
Caroline (Tinker), 57. 
Caroline, d 6 , 67. 
Caroline E., d~. See Davis. 
Catharine N., c 7 , 49. 
Catharine R., c 7 , 51. 
Charles, a 9 , 29. 
Charles A., b 9 , 3, 38, 40. 
Charles, c~, 4, 51, 57. 
Charles C, a 8 , 27, 29. 
Charles, a", 21. 
Charles E., n 9 , 28, 29. 
Charles R,, « 8 , 25. 
Charles W., 6 3 , 37, 40. 
Charles, c s , 45. 
Charles L.F.,f 8 , 52,57. 
Charles E., c 8 , 54. 
Charles L., c 9 , 57. 
Charles F., c 8 , 57. 
Charles E. B., c 9 , 57. 
Charles M., c 9 , 58. 
Charles, d~, 71. 
Charles A., r/ 8 , 75. 
Charlotte Y., b 8 , 34, 36. 
Charlotte A., c 8 . See Taylor. 
Charlotte (Marshall), 74. 
Charlotte A., rf 8 . See Foster. 
Charlotte, </ 8 , 63. 
Charlotte, d~. See Bret. 
Charlotte M., rf 9 , 76. 
Charlotte May, d -\ 76. 
Clara N., d\ 73. 
Clara (Kissam), 75. 
Colimer G., c 8 , 57. 
CoridonS., c 8 , 53. 
Cornelia, 6 9 . See Haliday. 
Cornelia M., c 8 . See Philips. 
Daniel, a 6 , 16, 19. 
Daniel, a 7 , 20, 25. 
Daniel A., a 8 , 25. 
Daniel W., « 7 , 21. 
Dora, « 9 . See Nichols. 
Dorcas, 2 12. 

Dorcas. 3 See Champney. 
Eben, J., a 10 , 29. 



I N I > 1 1 X TO NA.MKS. 



93 



Bridge, Ebenezer, • ', 4, 41,45. 
Ebenezer, c 6 , 46. 
Ebenezer A., ". 4.'. 54. 
Ebenezer, e 7 , 4!'. 55. 
Ebenezer, c 8 , 55. 
Edmund, d\ -30,60,82. 
Edmund, d 
Edmund, </ 6 , 63. 
Edmund, d~, 68. 
Edmund F., d*, 70. 
Edmund, a* 8 , 75. 
Edmund, r/ 9 , 76. 
Edward E., a 9 , 28. 
Edward B., i 9 , 38. 
Edward, c s , 55. 
Edward, >!', 70, 75. 
Edward \\\. <i s , 75. 
Edward L., c/ 8 , 75. 
Edward W., d 8 , 74, 76. 
Edward W., d 9 , 76. 
Edwin I., < ■'■', 57. 
Edwin B., c 8 , 53, 57. 
Eirene M., 48. 
Eleanor I., « 8 . See Lovett. 
Eleanor (Harrington), 52. 
Eliab, c 6 , 42. 
Eliab W., c 7 , 50, 56. 
Eliza (Elliot), 28. 
Eliza U.. - : , 49. 
Eliza J. (Perkins), 74. 
Elizabeth (Saunders), 10, 11. 
Elizabeth. 8 See Garfield. 
Elizabeth, 4 13, 14. 
Elizabeth. " : . See MacGee. 
Elizabeth F., C 8 , 55. 
Elizabeth (Jones), 30. 
Elizabeth I". (Cady), 37. 
Elizabeth, <". See Ralph. 
Elizabeth A., >', 51. 
Elizabeth <i. (Crosby . 
Elizabeth ('.. C 7 , 52. 

Elizabeth, ■' . •;:. 
Elizabeth, d*, 67. 
Elizabeth S. (Curtis), 71. 

Elizabeth, d •. :<;. 

Elizabeth, a 7 . See Stbout and 
HARRINGTON. 



Bridge. Elizabeth (Bartlett), 72. 
Elizabeth B. See Chapiv. 
Ella (Carter), 29. 
Ella P., , 38. 
Ella M., • '. See S vt.gent. 
Ellen F. (Whitney), 29. 
Ellen C. (Smith 
Ellen IE (Moore), 38. 
Ellen C. (Burke), 58. 
Ellen (McNear), 76. 
Elliot (Reed), 31. 
Elliot, 6 6 , 31. 

Elliot, b 6 . See Blakchard. 
Elliot, b~. See Xewhall. 
Elvira. See Bruce. 
Elvira R., b 8 , 35. 
Emelia, <z 6 . See Gates. 
Emeline, b s , 34. 
Emeroy M., c 8 , 54. 
Emery L., b 9 , 38. 
Emily, ■'<". '■)'>. 

Emily D., c 8 . See Howard. 
Emily W., c 8 . See Huston. 
Emily, <■'. See Bagley. 
Emily A., c 8 , 00. 
Emily, d 1 . See Si-ear. 
Emma, a 7 , 21. 
Emma, d 8 , 52. 
Emma M., c? 9 , 57. 
Emogene (Fisher), 56. 
Erastus J., <:', 51, 56. 
Ernest, c 9 , 57. 
Esther, 6 6 , 80. 
Esther A. (Burdick), 37. 
Esther. & 8 , .;4. 
Ethel M., 6^,40. 
Eunice, d 6 . Se< Downing. 
Eunice A. (Tafl 
Eunice (Butter), 44. 
Eunice (Brown;. 63, 
Eva St. Clair (Watson), 39. 
Eveline,' 7 . See Williams. 
Eveline W., - \ 55. 
Eveline W., I ' 
Evelyn A., "'. See King. 
Fanny (Latham), 34, 36. 
Fanny, c 7 . See Currier. 



94 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Bridge, Florence H., r/ 9 , 76. 
Florence M., 6 10 , 39. 
Frances E., b™, 40. 
Francis H., I s , 35, 38. 
Francis M., 6 W , 39. 
Francis, d'°, 59. 
Francis, d b , 59, 63. 
Francis, r/ 6 , 65. 
Francis A., d 9 , 72. 
Frank B., c 8 , 53. 
Frank C, e 8 , 54. 
Franklin, d 8 , 63, 71. 
Franklin, d 8 , 75, 76. 
Franklin, d 9 , 70. 
Frederick W., a 9 , 28. 
Frederick C, a w , 29. 
Frederick H., c 8 , 52. 
Frederick F., c 8 , 55. 
Frederick N., c 8 , 57. 
Frederick W., d 8 , 75. 
Frederick W., d 9 , 76. 
Frederick, d 8 , 75, 76. 
George, 6 6 , 3, 30. 
George H„ a 8 , 28, 29. 
George H., a 9 , 29. 
George W., b 8 , 35, 36. 
George A., 6 9 , 36. 
George W., b 10 , 40. 
George W., c 8 , 52. 
George C, c 8 , 53. 
George E., c 8 , 56. 
George A., c 8 , 56,58. 
George W., c 9 , 58. 
George, <f 7 , 71. 
Georgia (Churchill), 40. 
Gertrude A., d™, 40. 
Gilford M., b 9 , 37. 
Guy Sylvester, c 8 , 4, 55. 
Hannah E., a 9 , 28. 
Hannah (Smith), 35. 
Hannah, c 6 . See Chandler and 

Whitcomb. 
Hannah, c 7 . See Kelsea. 
Hannah (Adams), 49. 
Hannah M., c 7 , 49. 
Hannah S., c 7 . See Van Pelt. 
Hannah (Slay ton), 49. 



Bridge, Hannah (Taylor), 50. 
Hannah, c~. See Kidder. 
Hannah F. (Palmer), 53. 
Hannah (Townsend), 59. 
Hannah (North), 68. 
Hannah, d". See Williams. 
Hannah C., d~. See Lord. 
Hannah M. (Wellington), 73. 
Hannah N., f/ 8 , 73. 
Hannah (Gammon), 76. 
Hannah B., d 9 , 76. 
Harriet A., 69. See Gourley. 
Harriet, a 1 . See Brown. 
Harriet, a 8 . See Hall. 
Harriet E., 6 8 , 35. 
Harriet A. (Brigham), 39. 
Harriet, c 7 . See Bridgman. 
HattieW., 6 10 ,39. 
Helen A. (Hapworth), 39. 
Helen W., d 8 . See Ritchie. 
Henriette, « 7 . See Dana. 
Henry, a', 21. 
Henry M., a 8 , 27. 
Henry S., « 9 , 28. 
Henry, b 1 , 34. 
Henry, b 8 , 34, 36. 
Henry M., b 8 , 35, 37. 
Henry W. B., & 9 , 38. 
Henry D., b 10 , 40. 
Henry L., 6 10 , 40. 
Henry M., c~, 50, 56. 
Henry W., c 7 , 53. 
Henry C, c", 53. 
Henry S., d 8 , 74. 
Hephzibah M., c 7 , 48. 
Herbert S., c 7 , 53. 
Herriman, 6", 32, 35. 
Horatio, d\ 69, 74. 
Horatio, d 8 , 74. 
Joseph, 6 4 , 3, 30. 
Joseph, b b , 30. 
Joseph, b 6 , 30, 31. 
Joseph, 6 7 , 32. 
Joseph, ^ 7 , 31, 34, 36. 
Joseph A., b 8 , 34. 
Joseph M.,*6 8 , 35, 38. 
Joseph H., 6 9 , 37, 40. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



95 



Bridge, Joseph B., <v". i'>2. 
Joseph II., </ 8 , 74. 
Joshua, d 6 , 5'.">. 
Joshua, i/ 5 , 59. 
Joshua F., a s , 25, 28. 
Rev. Josiah, c 5 , 16, 41, 43. 
Dea. Josiah, e 6 , 45, 48. 
Josiah, c 7 , 48, 52. 
Josiah, c 8 , 53. 
Josiah G., c 8 , 54, 57. 
Judith B., ft 8 , 34. 
Julia (Annis), 38. 
Julia, d*. See Moore. 
Julia, d\ 72. 
Julia, d*, 76. 
Julianna B., d 7 , 72. 
Katharine M., r 8 , 53. 
Laura (Wood), 33. 
Laura (Lauison), 54. 
Le Roy, e 8 , 56. 
Levi, d 6 , 65. 
Lilian M., r 9 , 57. 
Lilly F., ft 9 , 38. 
Lizzie W.,b™, 39. 
Lois M. (Bagley), 54. 
Lois P. (Allen), 56. 
Loren, ft 9 , 36. 
Louisa,^/ 7 . See Kilham. 
Louisa M., ft 9 , 37. 
Louisa M., c~, 50. 
Lowell B., ft 10 , 39. 
Lucina S. (Lamson), 53. 
Lucius, c 7 , 51. 
Lucius L., 6", 39. 
Lucy, ft s . See Johnson. 
Lucy L., c". See Page. 
Lucy A. W., c 8 , 53. 
Lucy M. (Tinker), 57. 
Lucy P., d s , 74. 
Lucy, d 6 , 65. 

LuellaF., c 8 . See Joslyn. 
Lurana (Hinsdale), 33. 
Lurana, ft 8 . See Fox. 
Luther A., ft 9 , 37. 
Lydia J., a s , 27. 
Mabel L., c 9 , 56. 
Irving H., ft 10 , 40. 



Bridge, Isaac, ft 6 , 31. 
Isaac, ft 6 , 31. 
Isaac, C, ft 7 , 31, 34, 35. 
Isaac, b 7 , 32. 

Isabella M. (Burroughs), 57. 
James, a 7 , 24. 
James, a 8 , 28. 
James, c 6 , 46, 50. 
James M., c 7 , 50, 55. 
James C, e 8 , 53. 
James W., c 8 , 56. 
James, d 5 , 59. 
James, c? 6 , 61, 68. 
James, d~, 69, 73. 
James B., d\ 73. 
James, c? 8 , 74, 76. 
James, d 8 , 73. 
James W., rf 9 , 76. 
James, rf 9 , 76. 
Jane E., ft 9 , 38. 
Jane L., c 7 , 49. 
Jane P., d 7 , 70. 
Jennie M. (Forest), 56. 
Jeremiah, ft 5 , 30, 31. 
Jesse, ft 6 , 30. 
Jesse F., ft 8 , 35, 38. 
Jessie R.,ft 9 , 38. 
Jessie G., c 8 , 54. 
Jonas, d b , 59, 67. 
Jonas, d 6 , 63. 
Jonas, d 6 , 67. 
Jonas F., d~, 73. 
John, 1 Dea., 3, 5, 6-11. 
John, 3 11. 
John, c*, 4, 13, 41. 
John A., a 7 , 20, 25. 
John, a 7 , 21, 26. 
John S., a 8 , 25. 
John, ft 6 , 31. 
John W., ft 8 , 34. 
John W., ft 8 , 35,37. 
John W.,ft 9 , 37, 40. 
John, Esq., c'°, 41, 42. 
John, c 6 , 42, 47. 
John, c 6 ,46, 49. 
John, c 7 , 47. 
John, c 7 , 49. 



96 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Bridge, Jonathan, o 6 , 31, 32. 
Jonathan, b 7 , 32, 35. 
Jonathan D., b 8 , 35, 36. 
Jonathan D., b 9 , 38. 

Jonathan, c 8 , 46, 50. 

Mabel R., c 9 , 58. 

Mae (Manford), 57. 

Margaret (Barns), 19. 

Margaret (St. John), 29. 

Margaret N., d s . See Child. 

Margaret, d 7 . See North. 

Margaret (Paine), 69. 

Maria T., a 8 . See Pratt. 

Maria L., a 8 . See Mason. 

Maria L. (Gary), 55. 

Marian E., c 9 , 57. 

Marian, d s , 74. 

Marie E., a 8 , 25. 

Marietta (Safford), 57. 

Martha, 3 11. 

Martha, 4 13, 14. 

Martha, a G , 17. 

Martha A. (Noyes), 28. 

Martha, c 6 . See Prentiss. 

Martha S. (Harding), 44. 

Martha E., c 7 , 48. 

Martha H., c 8 , 52. 

Martha (Bowman), 59. 

Martha, d b , 59. 

Martha, d 6 . See Lithgow. 

Martha, d 6 , 67. 

Martha, d 6 , 67. 

Martin, a \ 22. 

Mary. 4 See Russell. 

Mary, a 5 . See Brown. 

Mary, a 6 . See Coolidge and 

Bent. 
Mary A., a 7 , 19. 
Mary, o 7 , 21. 
Mary, n '. See Eaton. 
Mary S. (Luraraas), 25. 
Mary W. S. M., a 8 , 25. 
Mary (Flagg), 25. 
Mary L., a 8 . See Libby. 
Mary H., a 8 . See McDonald. 
Mary H., a 8 , 26. 
Mary (Harrington), 30. 



Bridge, Mary (Eaton), 30. 
Mary, b 6 , 30. 

Mary H. I., c 8 . See Smythe. 
Mary, b 1 . See Clark 
Mary A., b 1 , 32. 
Mary Alice, b ', 37. 
Mary A., 6 9 . See Hatch. 
Mary B. (Brown), 38. 
Mary S. (Hoi way), 39. 
Mary (Morenci), 40. 
Mary, c 5 . See Reed. 
Mary (Moore), 42. 
Mary, c 6 , 43. 
Mary, c 6 , 43. 
Mary M., c 7 , 49. 
Mary W. (Barrows), 56. 
Mary A. (Fullam), 52. 
Mary E., c 8 , 52. 
Mary J., c 9 , 57. 
Mary L. (Ayres), 57. 
Mary (Porter), 63. 
Mary, d~. See Vose. 
Mary H., d 7 , 70. 
Mary P., d 7 . See Lowe. 
Mary E. (Piper), 74. 
Mary H., d s , 75. 
Mary B., d 9 , 76. 
Mary E. (Adams), 76. 
Mary (Huntington), 76. 
Matthew, 2 10, 11. 
Matthew, 3 3, 4, 11, 13, 14, 30, 41, 59. 
Matthew, a 4 , 13, 14. 
Matthew, a 5 , 14, 15. 
Matthew, a G , 16. 
Matthew, a G , 19. 
Matthew, a 7 , 21, 25. 
Matthew, a 7 , 22. 
Matthew H., a s , 25. 
.Matthew, a 8 , 27. 
Matthew, a 8 , 27, 28. 
Matthew, a 9 , 28. 
Matthew, a '■», 28. 
Hon. Matthew, d 5 , 50, 66. 
Mattie A., fc™, 39. 
Mehitable (Wood), 45. 
Mehitable, c 6 . See Kendall. 
Mellicent, i 5 , 30. 






INDEX TO NAMES. 



97 



Bridge, Mcllicent, b G , 30. 
Mellicent, b a , 30. 
Mellicent C, b 9 , 34. 
Melville W., 6», 30, 39. 
Minerva, b s . See Gaines. 
Minerva (Griswold), 36. 
Miriam A., (/ 9 , 70. 
Miriam A. (Mitchell), 70. 
Nancy, o 6 . Sec Tirrell, Par- 

kbr, and Jeffries. 
Nancy, a", 21. 
Nancy, n " . See "Weeks and 

Blood. 
Nancy (Hudson), 27. 
Nancy, b 1 , 32. 
Nancy C. (Bagley), 35. 
Nancy, <■", 48. 
Nancy E., c s , 52. 
Nancy (Morse), 70. 
Nathan, b", 31, 33. 
Nathan, d b , 59. 
Nathan, <l'\ 61. 
Nathan, <l'\ 63, 70. 
Nathan, d>>, 66, 72. 
Nathan W., d~, 70, 74. 
Cornet Nathaniel, a 6 , 3, 14, 18. 
Nathaniel, a 6 , 18,21. 
Nathaniel, a ' , 23. 
Newton F., c 8 , 53, 57. 
Norman W., c 7 , 49. 
Dr. Norman, c s , 55, 57. 
Octavia 1)., e? 8 , 7:;. 
Olin B., 37, 39. 
Olive Anne, 6 10 , 39. 
Olive (Keith), 46. 
Oliver H., c 7 , 50. 
Oliver, d >, 65. 
Oliver ('., rf 8 , 7-"., 76. 
Orris E. (Fuller), 37. 
Pamelia, 6 s , 34, 
Pamelia, b", 34. 
Patience, ft 7 . See Jennings. 
Patty, </", 63. 
Patty, d«, 63. 
Paulina J., e? 8 , 74. 
Pauline, r/ 9 , 70. 
Perlev, 6», 36. 



Bridge, Perley B., c 9 , 58. 

Persis L. See Towlb and Buxton. 

Philina, 6 8 . See Hill. 

Phoebe (Bowman), 32. 

Phoebe (Wait), 32. 

Phoebe (Sargent), 32. 

Phoebe, d b . See Barrett. 

Phoebe (Bowman), 60, 82. 

Pluma, '•". See Stowe. 

Polly, <i~, 21. 

Polly, d'\ 63. 

Priscilla, a 7 , 21. 

Rachel (Flagg), 47. 

Rachel F., c 7 . See Veasie. 

Rebecca (Beal), 26. 

Rebecca (McDonald), 27. 

Rebecca C, b s . See Styles. 

Reuben S., c 7 , 49. 

Richard P., « 6 , 17, 20. 

Richard P., a ', 20. 

Richard, a ", 21. 

Robert C, /; 9 , 38. 

Rosa, a 9 , 29. 

Rosamond E., c 7 . See Whitney. 

Roxana (McLean), 5(3. 

Ruel W., f/ s , 74. 

Ruhana, d 6 . See Tyler. 

Sally, b s . See Perry. 

Samuel, 3 11. 

Samuel I., a 8 , 25, 28. 

Samuel H., b s , 34. 

Samuel W., c 8 , 55. 

Samuel, r/*, 13, 59. 

Samuel, </•"', 59. 

Samuel, tf«, C,2, 69. 

Samuel, rf«, 63. 

Samuel, </', 67. 

Samuel, d G , 07. 

Samuel, rf 6 , 67, 73. 

Samuel J., r/ 7 , 3,4, 7, 70. 

Samuel J., d 6 , 75. 

Samuel 11., rf 9 , 76. 

Sarah, a 5 . See Pierce. 

Sarah, a 7 . See Richardson. 

Sarah, a 5 . See KELLOGG. 

Sarah, a 6 . See Fiago. 

Sarah, 6*. See Blanciiard. 



98 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Bridge, Sarah (Crosset), 31. 
Sarah, b~, 32. 
Sarah H. (Clarke), 36. 
Sarah W., b 9 . See Stone. 
Sarah (Tidd), 41. 
Sarah, c 6 , 43. 
Sarah, c 6 . See Harding. 
Sarah, c 6 . See Heerick. 
Sarah, c ', 48. 
Sarah, c~, 48. 

Sarah, c". See Sf-auldixg. 
Sarah (Raymond), 53. 
Sarah I. (Brown), 55. 
Sarah E. (Morgan), 57. 
Sarah, d 6 . See "Williams. 
Sarah, d 6 . See Kxowles. 
Sarah B., d' (Williams), 73. 
Sarah C, d», 74. 
Saurin M., b 9 , 36. 
Sereno, & 8 , 34. 36. 
Simeon, c 8 , 51, 56. 
Sophia, b~. 32. 
Susan G., b s , 35. 
Susan S. (Davis), 34, 35. 
Susan E., '■'■', 37. 
Susan L., b 9 , 38. 
Susan, c". See Dotex. 
Susan A., c 7 , 50. 
Susan (Holt), 50. 
Susan (Ralph), 50. 
Susan (Mansfield), 53. 
Susan M., c 8 , 53. 
Susan, c s . See Hatch. 
Susan, d~. See Jackson. 
Susanna (Reed), 59. 
Susanna (Reed), 67. 
Susanna, d°, 67, 
Susanna M. (Wyatt), 25. 
Stella C, c s . See Morgan. 
Sylvester, c 7 , 49. 54. 
Theodore A., a \ 27, 28. 
Theodore, a 9 , 29. 
Thomas, 2 10, 12. 
Thomas, 3 11. 
Thomas, 19. 
Thomas H, « \ 28. 
Thomas, b 5 , 30. 



Bridge, Thomas, i 6 , 30. 
Thomas C, b 8 , 35. 
Thomas C, & 8 , 35. 
Thomas K. J., r/ 7 , 70. 
Capt. Thomas K. J., d~, 70. 
Tryphonia, d~, 72. 
YashtiG., c 8 . See Davis. 
Yioletta E., 6 9 . See Wilcox. 
Wallace, b 9 , 36. 
Wallace, c 8 , 54. 
Walter G.. c 8 , 53. 
Walter H.. c 8 , 53. 
ATatson B., 6 W , 39. 
Watson W.. ^,36,39. 
Welcome, a : . 29. 
Wells H., 6 8 , 34. 
Wilber W., b s , 35. 
Wilbur W., 6 9 , 36, 39. 
Wilbur W., M'. 39. 
William, of Xorwich, 5. 
William, a 6 , 18,21. 
William, a 1 , 23, 27. 
William D., 6 9 ,36,39. 
William D., 6 10 , 40. 
William H., a 8 , U7. 
William H., a 9 , 28. 
William C, b 9 , 37. 
William, c 6 , 44. 
William, c 6 , 44. 
William E., c", 4, 48, 52. 
William, c 6 , 46, 50. 
William, c 8 , 52. 
William F., c s , 53. 
William F., c 8 , 52. 
William C., c 9 , 56. 
William C, d'. 72, 75. 
William, rf s , 59. 
William, <Z 6 , 63. 
William. rf 7 , 69, 74. 
William M.. d 7 , 70. 
William H., d\ 75. 
William. d\ 75. 
William J., tf 9 , 76. 
William K.. d\ 73. 
William A. S. X., rf 8 , 73. 
WmfieldA., c 9 , 58. 
WinfieldS., 6 9 , 36. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



99 



Bkidcman, Caroline L., 51. 

Charles B., 51. 

Daniel, 51. 

Harriett, 51. 

Harriett (Bridge), 51. 

Harmon}- (Downer), 51. 

John D., 51. 
Brigham, Harriet A. See Bridge. 

Harriet X. (Williams), 39. 

Lowell, 39. 
Bright, Mary. See Bkmis. 
Brooks, Anne (Bridge), 14. 

Asa, 14. 

Asa, Jr., 14. 
Brown, Anne L. See Gannett. 

Benjamin, 63. 

Charles, 17. 

Charles I.. 17. 

Charles Henry, 19. 

Edwin, 55. 

Eliza. 17. 

Elizabeth I. (Tilden), 17. 

Elizabeth. See Coolidge. 

Eunice. See Bridge. 

George, 17. 

George, 17, 19. 

George H., 19. 

Harriet (Bridge), 17, 10. 

Henry 1., 17. 

Isaac, 17. 

Mary B. See Bridge. 

Mary (Baleh), 17. 

Mary (Bridge), 17, 19. 

Mary Louisa, 17. 

Mary Ella, 19. 

Hon. Moses, 17, 1'.'. 

M>>~es, 19. 

Samuel P. I., 19. 

Sarah (Bridge), 16. 

Sarah I. See Bridge. 

Sarali (Reed), 63. 

Susan Q., 55. 

Dea. William, Jr., 16, 17. 

William K., 17. 

Zebiah Cravatt. See Tildex. 
Bruce, Dexter, 34. 

Elvira (Bridge), 34. 



Brlce, Henry, 34. 

Hephzibah (Porter), 34. 

Pamelia. See Sater. 

Ruth. See Cushman. 

Susan. See Mapes. 

Victor. 34. 

Winslow, 34. 
Bullard, Abigail L. See Bridgj 

Hannah Holbrook, 36. 

Liberty. 36. 
Btjrdick, Estlier A. See Bridge. 

Mary. :.'•">. 

Mary Catharine. See Liuby. 

Perrin, 25. 

Phoebe A. (Wilbur), 37. 

Eobert, 37. 
Burke, Amasa, 58. 

Ellen C. See Bridge. 

Ruth B. (Hubbell), 58. 
Burn am, Annis (Crawford), 26. 

Arthur N., 82. 

Isabella II. See Adams. 

Maria G. (Downes), 82. 

Dr. Walter, 26. 
Burroughs, Isabella M. See Bridge. 
Butterfield, Mary, 13. 
Buxton, Austin H., 34. 

Persis L. (Bridge), 34. 
Cauv, Alva (Spellman), 37. 

Elizabeth F. SeeBRiix.; 
Calderwood, Emily Jane. See 
Weeks. 

Jane (Clarke), 23. 

Nelson. -!•'!. 
Cambridge, 1'age's History of, 7, 10. 

Church of, 9. 

Schools of, 9. 
Canadian Expedition, 13. 
Carter, Azubal II., 29. 

Ebenezer, 29. 

Ella. See Bridge. 
Cati.in, Charles J., 26. 

Maria L. (Libby), 25. 
Chambers, David, L'-'i. 

Ella (Stearns), 23. 

George, 23. 

Millie Lee. 23. 



100 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Champney, Abigail, 12. 

Capt. Daniel, 12. 

Daniel, 12. 

Dorcas (Bridge), 12. 

Dorcas. See Bowes. 

Downing, 12. 

Jane, 12. 

Noah, 12. 

Ruling Elder Richard, 12. 

Thomas, 12. 
Chandlei;, Beulah (Merriam), 42. 

Hannah (Bridge), 42. 

Hannah, 42. 

Cornet John, 42. 

John, 42. 

Gen. Joseph, 42. 

Joseph, 42. 

Sarah, 42. 
Chapin, Charles, 72. 

Elizabeth B. (Bridge), 72. 

Elizabeth A. See Clark. 
Chapman, Georgietta F. (Bridge), 54. 

Wilmot W., 54. 
Child, Anne C, 74. 

Greenwood C, 74. 

Helen G., 74. 

James R., 74. 

Lucy II. (Palmer), 74. 

Margaret N. (Bridge), 74. 

Mary G., 74. 
Churchill, George H., 40. 

Georgia E. See Bridge. 

Mary E. (Daniels), 40. 
Clarke, Alice, 72. i. 

David, 31. 

Elizabeth A. Chapin, 72. 

Rev. Jonas, 12. 

Lucy, 12. 

Mary (Bridge), 31. 

Oliver, 72. 

Phoebe (Bridge), 01. 

Sarah F. See Bridge. 

William, 61. 

William, 72. 

William, 72. 
Collor, Abigail (Bridge), 31. 

Charles W., 31. 



Collor, Hannah, 31. 

Samuel, 31. 

William, 31. 
Collections of Hist. Soc. of Maine, 

79, 81. 
Comee, Abigail. See Pierce. 
Conant, Abigail (Field), 75. 

Oliver, 75. 

Sarah W. See Bridge. 
Cony, Paulina B. See Weston. 
Coolidge, Elizabeth (Brown), 18. 

Mary (Bridge), 18. 

Mary (Hale), 18. 

Mary, 18. 

William, 18. 

William, 18. 

William, 18. 
Craigie House, 7. 
Creighton, Nancy J. (Jeffries), 19. 

Rev. William, 19. 
Crocker, George, 83. 

George G., 83. 

Helen G., 83. 

Helen (Devcns), 83. 

Jane. See Payson. 

Sally, 83. 
Crosbv, Elizabeth G. See Bridge. 

Huldah R. (Sage), 52. 

Rev. Jaazaniah, 52. 
Currier, Elizabeth J. See Page and 
Robinson. 

Fanny (Bridge), 47. 

Hannette B. See Homes. 

Capt. Joseph, 47. 

Joseph, 48. 

Sarah, 47. 
Curtis, Caleb, 71. 

Elizabeth S. See Bridge. 

Hannah, 71. 
Cushman, Euth (Bruce), 34. 
Cutler, Abigail. See Bridge. 

Sarah Stone, 30 

Thomas, 30. 
Dabney, Charles H., 85. 

Ellen M., 85. 

Mary F. See Payson. 
Dana, Abigail F. (Ames), 21. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



101 



Dana, Anna II., 20. 

Henrietta (Bridge), 20. 

Henrietta B. See ELai bs. 

Israel Thomdike, 21. 

Israel Thomdike, 21. 

Juliette S. (Starr), 20. 

Mary Dane. See WOODBUKT and 
Abbot. 

Mary E. (Crockett), 20. 

Richard Perkins, 20. 

Rev. Samuel, 20. 

Samuel J.. 20. 

Sarah E., 21. 

Susan Coombs. See La WHENCE. 
Danfobth, Anne. See Bridge. 

Elizabeth, 11. 

Genealogy, 11. 

Nicholas, 11. 

Thomas, 11. 
Daviks, Edward II., 73. 

Mabel S., 74. 

Mary G., 74. 

Susan W. (Bridge), 73. 
Davis, Aaron, •'!•"). 

Charles B., 73. 

Caroline E. (Bridge), 73. 

Dollard or Dolor, G, 7. 

Eleanor P., 54. 

Elizabeth S. See Gates. 

Elizabeth (Smith), 63. 

Emily M., 54. 

Frederick G., 7:!. 

George < >., 73. 

Georgietta F. See Chapman. 

Henry W., 73. 

Horace, '>. 

Jane M. See Knowles. 

Kate L., 54. 

Lilian, 54. 

Mi icy (Church), 54. 

Mary C. See Mi :xcv. 

Philemon, 54. 

Roswell, 54. 

Sarah M. (Gates), 03. 

Sarah (Wetherby), 63. 

Susan S., 35. 

Susanna (Shattuck), 35. 



Davis, Vasbti G. (Bridge), 54. 

William F., 63. 

William, 63. 
Dean, Amelia (Gates), 03. 

Charlotte ( Robinson), 63. 

Erastus, <'>:!. 

William, 63. 
Delano, Barnas L., 46. 

Elizabeth (Grant), 40. 

Francis P., 4li. 

Lavinia W. (Ralph), 46. 
Di; Mestbe, Helen. See Williams. 

Prosper, 02. 
Devkns, Ably M. (Fairbanks), 83. 

Agnes, 84. 

Agnes D., 84. 

Agnes II. (White), 84. 

Agnes P. (Elwood), 84. 

Arthur L., 84. 

Arthur L., 84. 

Arthur L., 84. 

Bessie, 84. 

Caroline L., 83. 

Caroline. See Morris. 

Gen. Charles, 83, 85. 

Charles, 83. 

Cornelia, 82. 

Cornelia (Fuller), 82. 

David, 82, 83. 

Edward F., 83. 

Elizabeth M., 83. 

Elizabeth E., 84. 

Elizabeth (Miller), 82,83. 

Frances P., 82. 

Frances P. Set' Sherborne. 

Frederick, 83. 

Helen. See Crocker. 

Henry, 82. 

Henry, 82. 

Henry P., 83. 

Horace, 84. 

Jane C. (Lithgow), 82. 

Martha L. See Downes. 

Mary (Lithgow), 83. 

Mary, 84. 

Mary. 8 I. 

Richard, 82. 



102 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Devens, Richard, 83. 
Richard, 83. 
Thomas M., 82. 
Winnefred, 82. 
Din-moor, Augusta M., 26. 

Clara Belle. See Kensard. 
Helen F. (Bridge), 26. 
Helen Gray, 26. 
Josephine, 27. 
Madeline I., 26. 
Robert M., 26. 
William B., Jr., 26. 
William B., Sr., 26. 
Dodge, Eliza Anne, 27. 
Elizabeth (Horn), 27. 
Eugenia L. (Jackson), 73. 
Frederick, 23. 
Dole, Augustus L., 35. 
Augustus L., 35. 

Helen C, 35. 

Paulina S. (Bridge), 35. 
Doten, Charles W., 50. 

Charlotte (Bearup), 50. 

Frank L., 50. 

Isaac, 50. 

Isaac L., 50. 

Rosella (Clapp), 50. 

Susan (Bridge). 50. 
Douglass, Isabella C. See Homes. 
Downes, Lieut. Albert E., 82. 

Caroline L. See Hot. 

Jesse, 82. 

Marie G. See Burnham. 

Martha L. (Devens), 82. 

Naomi, 82. 
Downing, Andrew J., 65. 

Antoinette (Starr), 04. 

Charles, 6-4. 

Charles, 65. 

Emily. See Ferry. 

Eunice (Bridge), 63. 

Fanny, 65. 

George W., 64. 

George, 65. 

Harriet N. (Oakley), 65. 

Isabella, 65. 

Mary (Wait), 64. 



Downing, Mary, 65. 

Mary M. See Harding. 
Oliver Starr, 65. 
Samuel, 63. 
Draper, Hannah B. (Vose), 69. 

Thomas W. M., 69. 
Drummond, James, 71. 
Laura E. See Lowe. 
Martha (Harrington), 71. 
Eames, Caroline F., 22. 

Caroline F. (Howe), 22. 
Charles H, 22. 
Delia (Barker), 22. 
Hannah (Shores), 22. 
Hannah E., 22. 
Henry H., 22. 
Joseph E., 22. 
Mary E., 22. 
Reuben, 22. 
Reuben E., 22. 
Sarah E., 22. 
Sarah R., 22. 
Sarah A. (Ames), 22. 
Thomas H., 22. 
Walter A., 22. 
W. E. (Haliday). 22. 
Eaton, Hannah S. See Eames. 
Mary Bridge, 22. 
Mary. See Smith. 
Mary, 30. 
Reuben, 22. 

Rebecca F. (Wilson), 22. 
Sarah Anne, 22. 
Sarah Amu-, 22. 
Thomas N. B., 22. 
Edmonds, Augusta. See Bridge. 
Benjamin, 28. 
Eliza (Russell), 28, 
Eliot, Eliza. See Bridge. 
Hannah M. (Langley), 28. 
William, 28. 
Elwood, Agnes R. See Devens. 
Emlav. Isabella M. See Jackson. 
Martha (Grant), 23. 
William, 23. 
Etjstis, Alice R. (Knowles), 66. 
Warren C. 66. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



103 



Evangeline, 80. 

Fairbanks, Abby M. See Bridge. 

Benry P., 83. 

Mary E., 83. 

.Mrs. Susan J. See Kellogg. 
Faithki el, Emily M. See Stabb. 

Frances (Miller), 85. 

Frances R. (Lithgow), 84. 

Frances L. P. See Fansiiaw. 

Rev. Francis J., 84. 

James A., 85. 

Rev. James G., 84. 
Fanshaw, Elizabeth U., 84. 

Frances L. P. (Faithfull), 84. 

Irene, 84. 

Rev. John, 84. 

Maurice. 84. 
Faulkner, Benjamin, 32. 

Ellen M. (Bridge), 32. 

George, 32. 

George S., 32. 

Jennie L., 32. 

Louisa J. (Bridge), 32. 
Fatjnce, Melinda (Kendall), 46. 
Fellows, Joanna. 65. 

John, 05. 
Ferry, Charles F>., 64. 

Clarence M., 64. 

Charlotte Simmons, 64. 

Edward, 64. 

Edward S., 64. 

Elizabeth J. Bradley, 64. 

Emily Downing, 64. 

Emily L., 64. 

Frances E. See Gardner. 

George J., 64. 

George E., 64. 

John M., 04. 

Lewi> W., 64. 

Louisa A. (Kee), <'>!. 

Mary E. Knowles, 64. 

Mary V., 04. 

Mary K. Ritter, 64. 

Milton, 64. 

Paul, 64. 

Sarah F. See Napier. 

Sarah A. Howe. 04. 



Fkukv, Stella L„ G4. 

Sylvester, 04. 

Virginia Greene, 04. 

William II., 64. 

William R., 64. 
Fisher, Thomas, 7. 

Dr., of Beverly, 20. 

Anne (Harrington), 20. 
Fisick, Mary (Saundcrson), 18. 

Mary, 18. 

William, 18. 
Flagg, Isaac, 25. 

Lydia (Child), 19. 

Mary. See Bridge. 

Rachel. See Bridge. 

Sarah Bridge, 19. 

Sarah Parkhurst, 25. 

Solomon, 19. 

William, 19. 
Forrest, Alexander, 56. 

Edith L., od. 

Henry M., 56. 

Jennie M. See Bridge. 

Mary Drummond, 50. 

Mary L., 50. 
Foster, Charlotte (Bridge), 75. 

Joseph W., 75. 
Fort Halifax, 79, 80, 81. 
Fox, Abigail. See Bridge. 

Alonzo, 33. 

Austin E., 33. 

Caroline, 33. 

George, 33. 

George E., 33. 

Benry F., 33. 

Jacob, 33. 

Lurana (Bridge), 33. 
Foye, Abigail J. See Weeks. 

Climena (Mosier), 2:3. 

James, 2-'!. 
Fbamdtgham, 15, 16. 

Academy of, •!:>. 
Freeman, Annie (Xesbitt), 62. 

Annie C, 62. 

Charles Stone, 62. 

Edmund ]',., 62. 

Elizabeth, 62. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Freeman, Rev. Frederick, 02. 
George A., G2. 
Gertrude Shaw, G2. 
Hartwell N., G2. 
Capt. Hartwell W., 62. 
Henry B., 62. 
Isabella Williams, 62. 
Isabella A., G2. 
Mary A. Bacon, 62. 
Hon. Nathaniel, G2. 
French, Abby D. See Ralph. 
Eliza Drew, 46. 
Harrison, 4G. 
FulI/AM, David, 52. 

Mary A. See Bridge. 
Sophia Jenkins, 52. 
Fuller, Cornelia, 82. 
Cornelia, 82. 
Elizabeth (Bennet), 37. 
Grayton, 37. 
Orris E. See Bridge. 
Fundy, Bay of, 80. 
Gage, Beatrice L. See Bridge. 
Benjamin F., 40. 
Candace S. See Bridge. 
Lauretta (Huntley), 40. 
Ruth, 56. 
Gaines, Amos, 34. 
George S., 34. 
Harriet P., 34. 
Henry, 34. 

Minerva (Bridge), 34. 
Sarah, 34. 
Gammon, Ephraim, 76. 

Hannah. See Bridge. 
Hannah, 76. 
Gannett, Anne L. (Brown), 17. 

Rev. Ezra Styles, 17. 
Gardner, Emily. See Vernol. 
Frances Emily (Ferry), 64. 
L. W., 64. 
Garfield Family, 77, 78. 
Abram, 8 77, 78. 
Abram, 10 78. 
Asenath (Hill), 77. 
Capt. Benjamin, 3 12, 77. 
Edward, 1 77. 



Garfield, Edward,- 77. 
Edward, 10 78. 
Eliza A., 10 78. 
Eliza (Ballou), 77, 78. 
Elizabeth (Bridge), 3 12, 77. 
Henry A., 1 ' 78. 
Irwin McD., 10 78. 
Pres. James A., 9 12, 77, 78. 
James R., 10 78. 
Lucretia (Rudolph), 78. 
Mercy (Bigelow), 77. 
Mollie, 10 78. 
Rebecca, 12, 77. 
Rebecca (Johnson), 77. 
Solomon, 6 77. 
Sarah (Stimpson), 77. 
Lieut. Thomas, 5 77. 
Thomas, 7 77. 
Gates, Alice P., 63. 

Amelia. See Dean. 
Charlotte, 63. 
Damaris, 63. 
Emelia (Bridge), 63. 
Elizabeth B. (Davis), 63. 
George A., 63. 
Hannah, 63. 
Maria P., 63. 
Sarah M. See Davis. 
Stephen, 63. 
Zadock, 63. 
Zadock W., 03. 
Gault, Anne (Bridge), 27. 
Benjamin, 27. 
John, 27. 

Lydia A. See Harris. 
Gerry, Elizabeth B. (Vriiitcomb), 42- 
Nathaniel II., 42. 
Nathaniel, 42. 
Gibson, Augustus A.. 67. 
Sarah (Knowles), 67. 
George, Susanna, 12. 
Gloucester, Babson's History of, 43. 
Glover, Josie R. See Richardson. 

Henry R., 24. 
Gould, Lieut. Francis, 24. 

Mary S. (Richardson), 24. 
Gourley, John, 37. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



105 



GotKi.Lv, Harriet A. (Bridge), 37. 

Mary (Robertson), ^7. 

Mary E., 37. 

Thomas, 37. 
Gi:am» Pbe, 80. 
Gk.w, Israel, 29. 

Meribah <i. See Beidgb. 

Meribah P. (Garland), 29. 
Green. Daisy s.. 48. 

Ella J. (H 48. 

Frank II.. 48. 

Bear Admiral Joseph, 48. 
Griswold, Minerva. See Bridge. 
Hall, Mary. Sue Coolldge. 
Haliday, Cornelia (Bridge 

William. 
Halifax. Fort, 79, 80. 
Hall, Bev. Edward II., 12. 

Frank Bockwood, 27. 

Harriet, 27. 

Samuel. 27. 

Samuel, 27. 

Sophia King, 27. 
Hapwobth, Helen A. See Bridge. 

Mary A., 39. 

Simeon G., 39. 
Harding, Abijah, 44. 

Rev. Alpheus, 44, 52. 

Alpheus, 44. 

Alpheus. 45. 

Arthur A., 44. 

Bridge, 44. 

Charles Proctor, 44. 

Daisy, 45. 

Edwin, 65. 

Ellen M. See Newmah. 

George W., 44. 

Grace E. See Philips. 

Josiah B., 44. 

Lillie M. (Hathaway), 45. 

Maria P. (Taft), 44. 

Martha, 44. 

Martha Smith. See Bridge. 

Mary M. (Downing), 65. 

Sarah (Bridge), 44, 52. 

Sibyl Adams. 44. 

Sarah S. (Proctor), 44. 



Habding, William P., 45. 
Habbington, Anna. See Bridge. 

Anne (Harrington), 20. 

Daniel. 12. 

Eleanor. See Bbldge. 

Eleanor (Gates 

Elizabeth (Bridge), 12. 

Joshua, 52. 

Joshua, 52. 

Mary. 30. 

Robert, 12. 

Susanna (George), 12. 

Rev. Timothy, 15, 20. 

Turner C. 72. 
Harris. See Holmes. 

Ada M., 51. 

Benton, Joel, 51. 

Catharine P. (Bridge), 51. 

Charles B., 51. 

Francis Windsor, 51. 

Frederick H., 51. 

George A., 51. 

Joel, 51. 

Lilly (Wait), 51. 

Lucius L.. 51. 

Lydia A. (Gault), 51. 

Mehitable (Akeley), 51. 

Oscar G., 51. 

Stephen, 27. 

Whitman, F., 51. 
Hatch, Asa, 38. 

Edith S., 56. 

Edward E., 56. 

Elizabeth, 56. 

Elva Mae. 56. 

Florence, 50. 

Hardin, 56. 

Julia A. See Dana. 

Lyman, 71. 

Mary A., 38. 

Mary J., 71. 

Pearl, 56. 

Susan (Bridge), 56. 

Sylvester, 56. , 

Syria (Town), 56. 

William I 
Hathaway, Alice, 69. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Hathaway, Edmund, 69. 

Elisha, 62. 

Frederick W., 62. 

George H., 62. 

James K., 62. 

Phoebe B., 62. 

Sarah W., 62. 
Hathorn, Amanda H. (Bridge), 50. 

Anne (Estabrook), 50. 

Benjamin E., 50. 

Ellen J., 50. 

Flora A., 50. 

George H., 50. 

Nathaniel, 50. 

Susan A., 50. 
Hayes, Augustus A., 20. 

Henrietta B. (Dana), 20. 
Haynes, Caroline F., 71. 

Cornie M., 71. 

David, 71. 
Herrick, Charles E., 45. 

Carlos, 45. 

Edward L., 45. 

Eliab B., 45. 

Elisha, 45. 

Maria B. (Bagley), 45. 

Mary A. (Raymond), 45. 

Mary (Thome), 45. 

Sarah. See Blossom. 

Sarah (Bridge), 45. 

William B., 45. 
Hill, Philena (Bridge), 34. 

William, 34. 
Historical Society of Maine, See 

Collections of. 
Hodgson, Annie E. (Homes), 47. 

Ellen J. See Long. 

Harry H., 47. . 
Holden, Hannah C. (Page), 47. 

John H, 47. 

Olive Kendall, 46. 
Holmes, Albert L., 51. 

Annette (Harris), 51. 
Holt, Anne (Parks), 50. 

Jacob, 50. 

Susan. See Bridge. 
Holway, Mary S. S., 39. 



Holway, Philip, 39. 

Susan (Bassett), 39. 
Homes, Annie E. See Hodgson. 

Ella Jane. See Green. 

Hannette B. (Currier), 47. 

Harry, 48. 

Herbert B., 48. 

Isabella C. (Douglass), 48. 

Josiah M., 48. 

Luther, 47. 

Warren, 48. 
Hooper, Eliza. See Brown. 

Nathaniel, 17. 

Sarah (Ingersoll), 17. 
Hotchkiss, Hannah. . See Prentiss. 

Hervey A., 44. 

Martha B. (Prentiss), 44. 

Thankful. See Prentiss. 
Howard, Alfred L., 55. 

Amos, 55. 

Benjamin, 55. 

Blanche, 55. 

Editli B., 55. 

Emily D., 55. 

Jennie G., 55. 

Laura (Boynton), 55. 

Maud, 55. 
Hoy, Caroline L. (Downes), 82. 

Ellen N., 82. 

James, 82. 

James, 82. 
HunnARD, Charles J., 72. 

Louise S. See Jackson. 
Hudson's, Rev. Charles, History of 

Lexington, 10, 31, 41. 
Hudson, Hezekiah, 27. 

Nancy (Horn), 27. 

Nancy. See Bridge. 
Huntington, Dr. George, 76. 

Mary. See Bridge. 
Huston, Emily W. (Bridge), 54. 

Robert W., 54. 

Sanford K., 54. 
Ingersoll, Eleanor (Bridge), 17. 

Nancy, 17. 

Capt. Samuel, 17. 

Samuel, 17. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



107 



Ingeksoll, Sarah. See Hooper. 

Susan (Whittlesey), 17. 
Jackson, Alice B. See Arthur. 

Charles T., 72. 

Charles F., 72. 

Elizabeth B. See Barber. 

Eugenia L. See Dodge. 

Henry B., 72. 

John Cotton, 72. 

Lidian E., 73. 

Louise S. (Hubbard), 72. 

Lucy C. See Spencer. 

Oscar R., 73. 

Susan (Bridge), 72. 

Susan F., 72. 
Jefferies, John, 10. 

Nancy (Bridge), 10. 

Nancy F. See Ceeighton. 
Jennings, Abner, 31. 

Patience (Bridge), 31. 
Johnson, Adaline A. See Bridge. 

Adelaide. See Bridge. 

Adaline (Bond), 40. 

Anne E. (Dyer), 38. 

Bowman (Bridge), 01. 

James, 01. 

Luc}' (Bridge), 3-4. 

Lyman, 34. 

Lyman, 38. 

Mary L. (Bowman), 01. 

Rebecca. See Bridge. 

Rebecca, 77. 

Dea. Samuel, 77. 

William, 40. 
Jones, Elizabeth. See Bridge. 

Mary, 30. 

Nathaniel, 30. 

Thomas K., 09. 
Josi/l n, Cyrus, 50. 

Edward A., 50. 

Luella F. See Bridge. 

Lydia (Leach), 50. 
Keith, Olive. See Bridge. 
Kellogg, Charles, 17. 

Charles, 17. 

Daniel, 16. 

Rev. David, 16. 



Keli.ocg, David. 17. 

David, 17. 

Edward X, 17. 

Ellen T., 17. 

Eliza P., 17. 

Esther (Smith), 10. 

Frederick II., 17. 

Gardner, 17. 

Gardner, 17. 

George P., 17. 

Mary. See KlTTREDGE. 

Martha, 17. 

Nancy, 17. 

Sarah (Bridge), 16. 

Sarah (Brown), 17. 

Sarah (Prince), 17. 

Sarah. See Brown. 

Mrs. Susan J. (Fairbanks), 17. 
Kelly, Adaline E. (Bridge). 55. 

Charles F., 55. 

David, 55. 

Fanny (Bloomer), 55. 

Frederick E., 55. 
Kelsea, Hannah (Bridge), 47. 

James, 47. 

John, 47. 

John, 47. 

William, 47. 
Kendall, Alice (Ilolden). 4<i. 

Azro, 46. 

Louisa. See Wright. 

Mehitable (Bridge). 16. 

Melinda. See Faun< i 

Olive. See HoldeN. 

Reuben, 40. 

Samuel, 40. 

Samuel, 40. 
Kennard, Clara B. (Bridge). 27. 

Edward P., 27. 

Waldo P., 27. 
Kennedy, Andrew. 33. 

Charles P., 33. 

Emily (Perry), 33. 

Eva I-'., 33. 

Robert, 33. 

William, 33. 
Kent, Agnes. See Bp.ii><.: 



108 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Kent, Arthur, 28. 

Elizabeth (Martin), 28. 
Kiddee, Benjamin F., 51. 

Benjamin P., 51. 

Charles V. r ., 51. 

Hannah (Bridge), 51. 

Lucius L., 51. 

Mary C. (Tucker), 51. 

Mary C. (Truphant), 51. 
Kilham, Capt. Abraham, 20. 

Alfred A., 20. 

Alfred C, 20. 

Anne M., 3, 20. 

Austin B., 20. 

Austin D., 20. 

Betsey L., 20. 

Charles A., 20. 

Daniel, 20. 

Edward, 20. 

Eleanor B., 20. 

Elizabeth (Gross), 20. 

Fanny E., 20. 

Hannah F. (Conant), 20. 

Joseph C, 20. 

Louisa (Bridge), 20. 

Louisa B., 20. 

Susan C, 20. 

Susan P. (Chadwick), 20. 
Kimball, Charles H., 69. 

Mary B. (Vose), 69. 
King, Annie F. See Bridge. 

A. H., 28. 

Cyrus, 73. 

Evelyn A. (Bridge), 28. 

Greenville L., 28. 

Hannah (Stowe), 73. 

Loraine B., 28. 

Russell E., 28. 
Kingsley, Alice M., 21. 

Chester W., 24. 

Ella J. (Richardson), 24. 

Moses C, 24. 

Moses C, 24. 
Kissam, Clara. See Bridge. 

Philip, 75. 
Kitchen, Anne C. See Bridge. 

Elizabeth (Christ), 76. 



Kitchen, William F., 76. 
Kittredge, John B., 1G. 

Mary (Kellogg), 16. 
Knowles, Alice (Gilkey), 66. 

Alice B. See Ecstis. 

Alice B., 67. 

Caroline, 66. 

Caroline, 67. 

Ellen, 64. 

Henry L., 66. 

Rev. J. H., 04. 

Jane M. (Davis), 66. 

Joseph, 66. 

Joseph, 66. 

Joseph D., 66. 

Kate, 66. 

Mary E., 64. 

Sarah (Lane), 66. 

Sarah (Bridge), 66. 

Sarah. See Gibson. 

Seth, 66. 

Seth, 66. 

Susan H. (Curtis), 60. 

Winslow L., 66. 
Lamsox, Cheney, 54. 

Laura L. See Bridge. 

Lavinia (Stowe), 54. 

Lucina S. See Bridge. 

Mary (Bragg), 53. 

Rev. Samuel, 53. 
Laxgdox, Hetty G. See Lithgow. 

John, 86. 

Phoebe (Seaman), 86. 
Latham, Fanny. See Bridge. 

Joseph, 34. 

Judith (Wells), 34. 
Lawrence, Amos, 20. 

Sarah (Richards), 20. 

Susan C. (Bridge), 20. 

Dr. William R., 20. 
Ledyard, Fanny. See Prentiss. 
Lehxe, Caroline J. See Bridge. 

Theresa (Young), 4. 

William, 40. 
Lewis, Solomon, 28. 

Eliza (Elliot), 28. 
Lexington", History of, 10, 31, 41. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



109 



Libbt, Ichabotl, 25. 

Mary (LeaTitt), 25. 

Mary L. (Bridge . 26. 

Marie L. See Catlix. 

Marion, 25. 

Mary C. See Bckdick. 

William H., 25. 

William P.. 26. 
Lithgow, Altagracia, 86. 

Amelia Arzeno, 88. 

Amelia, 88. 

Ana G., 87. 

Ana L. ( Allonzo), 88. 

Ana L., 88. 

Ana M. (Pelegrin), 85. 

Col. Arthur. 61, 82. 

Arthur. 82 

Arthur W., -7. 

Artoro, B8 

Charlotte - 

Elizabeth J. iTappan), 88. 

Ellen M.. 87. 

Ellen P. (Pierce), 87. 

Ermina, 88. 

Eugenia, 88. 

Federico, 88. 

Francos. See Patsoh. 

France*. See Porchas and Bbea. 

Francis. 84. 

Frederick, 85, 87. 

Frederick, 80. 

Geor_ 86, -7 

Hetty G. (Langdon), 86. 

Jane C. See Dbvkhb. 

John L., 86. 

Josephine C, 88. 

Margaret, 87. 

Maria A.. B7. 

Maria M. (Sigollen . B7 

Maria A., 88. 

Martha (Bridge), 61, 79, 82. 

Martha B., 86. 

Mary. See Dbtbns. 

Mar;. 37 

Pablo, 88. 

Pablo, 88. 

Pedro T., 87. 



Lithgow, Phoebe L. See Willet. 

Robert, 7'.'. 

Sarah (Noble), 61, 79, 82. 

Sofia Arzeno, 87. 

Thomas, 86, 88. 

Washington, 86, 87. 

Washington, 88. 

Washington, 88. 

Col. William, 61, 70. B2 

William. 82, 86. 

William, 85, 86. 

William, 80. 87, 88. 

William, 86. 

William P 37 

William, 88. 
Livebmoee, Anne (Bridge). 11. 

Grace, 11. 

John, 11. 

Samuel, 11. 
Lockwood, Mary. 13. 
Lombard, Abby (Williams), 69. 

Allen, 69. 

Charles A., 69. 

Kate, 69. 

Sibyl A. (Farnum . 
Long, Ella J. (Hodgson), 47. 

George J., 47. 
Longfellow. 7. 
Lord, Anne (Bentley), 71. 

Benjamin. 71. 

Hannah C. (Bridge), 71. 

Jesse, 71. 
Louis Philippe. 60. 
Lovett, Eleanor I. (Bridge), 3, 25. 

Frank P., 25. 

Joseph MrK., 25. 

Josial _' 

Lydia (Ober). 25. 
Lowe. Anne (Cross), 71. 

Alice F.. 71. 

Anne J. See Tilton. 

Edward I., 71. 

Edward C. 71. 

Franklin, 71. 

Grace M.. 71. 

Hannah E. See Wall. 

James. 71. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Lowe, James, 71. 

Laura E. (Drummond), 71. 

Mary P. (Bridge), 71. 

Nancy N. (Lowell), 71. 
Lowell, Dennis, 71. 

Nancy A. See Lowe. 

Nancy (Joslyn), 71. 
Luxford, Reuben, 10. 
Lynx, Hannah E. (Smith), 22. 

Raymond, 22. 
McDoxald, Bertha, 27. 

Henry, 27. 

John, 27. 

Mary H. (Bridge), 27. 

Rebecca. See Bridge. 

Rebecca (Tollan), 27. 

Walter Scott, 27. 

"Washington. 27. 
M( Gie, Daniel, 10. 

Elizabeth (Bridge), 10. 
McKeex, Rev. Joseph, 43. 
McLean, Daniel, 56. 

Mary (Starrett), 56. 

Roxana. See Bridge. 
McLellan, Charles, 65. 

Mary R., 65. 

Sabiah F. (Taylor), 65. 
McNear, Catharine, 76. 

Ellen. See Bridge. 

James, 76. 
McNeile, Jane. See Miller. 

Hugh, 85. 
Macy, Caroline (Carpenter), 26. 

Emily. See Adams. 

John Hicks, 26. 
Maine Historical Societt. See Col- 
lections. 
Manford, Rev. Erasmus, 57. 

Hannah (Bryant), 57. 

Mae. See Bridge. 
Manx, George W., 27. 

Horace, 27. 

Maria, 27. 

Mary Ellen, 27. 

Maria L. (Bridge), 27. 
Mansfield, Abi (Hartwell), 53. 

Dr. Joseph, 53. 



Mansfield, Susan L. See Bridge. 
Mapes, Susan (Bruce), 34. 

W., 34. 
Marble, Abby (Williams), 69. 

Manton, 60. 
Marret, John, 10. 
Marshall, Charlotte. See Bridge. 

Josiah, 74. 

Priscilla (Waterman), 74. 
Matthews, Charles H., 45. 

Paulina S. (Herrick), 45. 
Mercer, Benjamin F., 50. 

Lucy A. (Bridge), 50. 
Miller, Alexander, 85. 

Jane (McNeile), 85. 

Frances. See Faithfull. 
Mitchell, Alexander W., 76. 

Mary Anne (McDaniel), 16. 

Miriam. See Bridge. 
Morenci, Caroline, 40. 

Isaac, 40. 

Mary. See Bridge. 
Morgan, Belle, 55. 

Helen P., 55. 

Isaac, 55, 57. 

Jollie I., 55. 

Millard H., 55. 

Sarah A. (Marcy), -55, 57. 

Stella C. (Bridge), 55. 
Moore, Anne J. (Lowe), 71. 

Anne N., 71. 

Clarence, 75. 

Ellen R. See Bridge. 

Francis A., 71. 

George W., 38. 

Lieut. Henry, 71. 

Julia (Bridge), 75. 

Julia L., 75. 
•Maria T. (Shannard), 75. 

Rebecca, 71. 

Samuel W., 75. 

Sarah P. (Leonard), 38. 
Morris, Caroline. See Watson. 

Caroline (Devens), 82. 

Lieut. Charles W., 82. 

Com. Charles, 82. 

Charles, 82. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Ill 



Morris, Harriot B., 82. 

Maria G. (Misroon), 82. 
Morrison, Almira (Bridge). 40. 

EzeMel, 49. 
Morse, Rev. Asarelah, 48. 

Daniel, 70. 

Eirene. See Bridge. 

lhphzibah (Hall), 48. 

Louisa (Groat). 7". 

Nancy, 70. 
Morton, Abbie A. (Stearns), 24. 

Alice, 24. 

Amanda, 24. 

Chester, 24. 

Harry. 24. 

Marcus, 24. 

Stephen, 24. 
Mttkct, Montgomery, 54. 

Mary C. (Bridge), -34. 
Munroe, William, 11. 
Muzzey, Benjamin, 11. 

George E.. 22. 

Mary E. (Smith), 22. 
NAPIER, Earnest. 04. 

Edith I... 64. 

Lillian. 04. 

Sarah F. (Ferry), 64. 

Virginia E., 64. 
Newiiall, Augusta, M2. 

Albert II., 44. 

Bernard, -52. 

Bridge B.. 32. 

Elliot (Bridge), 32. 

Emeline, 32. 

Henry A.. :'>2. 

Jennie Hopkins. 32. 

Martin T.. 32. 

Webster, 32. 
Newman. Albert L., 44. 

Ella M. (Harding), 44. 
New-Towne, First name of Cam- 
bridge, 0. 
NicnoLS, Amos, 29. 

Dora (Bridge), 29. 

Lewis I., 29. 

Pamelia (Gerry), 29. 
William E., 29. 



Nobijb, Col. Arthur, 79, 80, 81. 

Sarah. See Lithgow. 
Norris, Hannah. See Bridge. 

James, 61 . 

Mary X., 61. 
North, Hannah E., 4, 69. 
Hannah Flagg, 68. 
Joseph. I 8. 

Margaret (Bridge), 68. 
Mary (Duane), 68. 
Mary C. See Weston. 
Gen. William, 68. 
William A. S., 68. 
Noyes, Martha Ada. See Bridge. 

Dr., 28. 
Nte, Elizabeth B. D., 83. 

Elizabeth J. See Sherburne. 
John S., 83. 
Page, Abigail (Burnham), 50. 
Arza, 47. 
Augusta S., 47. 
Edmund L., 50. 
Edmund, 50. 
Ella M., 47. 

Elizabeth (Currier), 47. 
Elizabeth A., 47. 
Elmer B., 50. 

Georgiana B. See Weight. 
Hannette C. See Holdex. 
Jane M. (Haven), 50. 
Joseph M.. 47. 
Lucy A. See Mercee. 
Lucy L. (Bridge), 50. 
Mary F. See Tiiorxdike. 
Oscar E., 50. 
Susan E., 50. 
Paige, Rev. Lucius R., 7, 10. 
Paine, Margaret. See Bridge. 
Margaret (Morton), 09. 
Nathaniel, 69. 
Palfrey, John, 11. 

Hon. John G., 6. 
Palmer, Hannah F. See Bridge. 
Luther S., 53. 
Mary D. (Woodsum), 53. 
Parker, Alice (Thompson), 66. 
Alice. See Bridge. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Parker, David, 66. 

Francis B., 19. 

Dr. Martin S., 10. 

Nancy (Bridge), 19. 
Parsons, Hon. Theophilus, 68. 
Paysox, Arthur L., 84. 

Charles A., 85. 

Capt. Charles, 85. 

Clara E. (Peabody), 84. 

Clara E., 84. 

Edith W., 85. 

Fanny (Washhurne), 85. 

Frances (Lithgow), 84. 

Frances L., 85. 

Frances R. See Faithfull. 

Francis, 85. 

Francis L., 84. 

John L., 84. 

Jeannette G., 85. 

Jeannette Garr. See Washburne. 

Mary F. (Dahney), 85. 

Mary D., 85. 

Philip, 84. 

Ruth (Larkin), 84. 

William F., 85. 
Peabodt, Clara E. See LiraGOw. 

Clara (Endicott), 84. 

George, 84. 
Perkins, Anne, 15. 

Anne (Ames), 74. 

Anne Foster, 15. 

Rev. Daniel, 15. 

Eliza Jane. See Bridge. 

George TV., 74. 
Perry, Ada,<33. 

Chester E., 33. 

Ella, 33. 

Ellen, 33. 

Elvira. See Barr. 

Emily. See Kennedy. 

Frank, 33. 

George, 33. 

George M., 33. 

Henry L., 33. 

Hannah C, 33. 

Ira, 33. 

Ira, 33. 



Perry - , Isabella (Ross), 33. 

Jane S. See Spense. 

Minnie, 33. 

Nathan, 33. 

Pardon, 33. 

Sally (Bridge), 33. 

Sally, 33. 

Sally (Keating), 33. 

Stella (Morse), 33. 
Peterson, Edmund, 27. 

Harriet H. (Williams), 27. 
Philips, Alice, 55. 

Cornelia M. (Bridge), 55. 

Edward, 55. 

Elma II., 05. 

Frederick F., 65. 

Grace E. (Harding), 65. 

Henry Clay, 55. 

Hugh, 55. 

Nancy H., 55. 

Thomas J., 65. 
Pierce, Abigail (Comee), 15. 

Anna, 15. 

Asa, 15. 

Ellen P. See Lithgow. 

Jonas, 15. 

Jonas, 15. 

Jonas, 15. 

Mary, 15. 

Sarah, 15. 

Thaddeus, 15. 
Pipetv, Anne P. (Bridge), 52. 

Elizabeth Bridge, 52. 

Harriet (Carter), 74. 

Mary E. (Taggard), 52. 

Mary E., 74. 

Moses, 74. 

Solomon, 52. 

William Taggard, 52. 

William Bridge, 52. 
Porciias, Francis Lithgow, 85. 

Joachim, 85. 

Joachim, 86. 
Porter, Mrs. Mary. See Bridge. 
Pratt, Anne B. (Alcott), 26. 

Caroline II., 26. 

Frederick G., 26. 



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113 



Pratt, Frederick A., 26. 

Henry M., 26. 

Henry M., 26. 

John B., 26. 

John S., 26. 

Maria J., 26. 

Minor, 26. 

Sarah M. (Emery), 26. 

Theodore P., 26. 
Prentiss, Fanny (Ledyard), 44. 

Hannah (Hotchkiss), 44. 

Harriet. See Welles. 

John, 43. 

John Adams, 44. 

Josiah, 44. 

Martha B. See Hotchkiss. 

Martha (Bridge), 43. 

Mary A. W., 44. 

Peter B., 44. 

Kebecca. See Welles. 

Thankful (Hotchkiss), 44. 

William, 44. 
Prince Edward's Island, 80. 
Prince, Sarah. See Kellogg, 17. 
Proctor, Sarah S. See Harding. 
Randal, Alia Amelia (Bridge), 39. 

Charles M.. 39. 

Mary E. (Cole). 39. 
Ralph, Amos, hi. 

Daniel, 46, 50. 

Eliza B. See Willakd. 

Elizabeth (Bridge), 46. 

Lavinia W. See Delano. 

Pluma II. See Bowman. 

Priscilla G., 46, 50. 

Susan. See Bridge. 
Randlett, Frances P. (Bridge), 61. 

Capt. Gustavus, 61. 

Nina F., 61. 
Raymond, Joseph, 53. 

Rhoda, 53. 

Sarah. See Bridge. 
Reed, Abigail (Kendall), 41. 

Major Benjamin, 41. 

Elizabeth (Russell), 67. 

Eliot. See Bridge. 

George, 41. 



Reed, Hannah, 42. 

Isaac, 41. 

Isaac, 41. 

Isaac, 41. 

Joshua, 67. 

Mary, 41. 

Mary (Bridge), 41. 

Mary (Gardner), 41. 

Mary. See Bowman. 

Oliver, 41. 

Oliver, 41. 

Rebecca Stone, 41. 

Reuben, 41. 

Sarah, 41. 

Sarah (Poulter), 31, 41, 42. 

Susanna. See Bridge. 

William, 31, 41, 42. 

William, 41. 
Richardson, Anna. See Bemis. 

Anne M. (Webster), 24. 

Eben, 24. 

Florence Louise, 24. 

John, 18. 

Lester M., 24. 

Leonard, 24. 

Martha A. See Bacon. 

Mary S. See Gocld. 

Richard, 24. 

Sarah F. (Bridge), 24. 

Susan (Waters), 24. 

William, 24. 

William II., 24. 
Ritchie, Arthur, 74. 

Helen W. (Bridge), 74. 

Mary II., 74. 

Mary (Hopkins), 74. 
Robinson, Rev. Robert, 74. 

Arabella (Mason), 78. 

Elizabeth T. (Currier), 47. 

Franklin, 47. 
Rudolph, Lucretia. See Garfield. 

Zebulon, 78. 
Russell, Abigail, 13, 

Joseph, 13. 

Mary (Bridge), 13. 

Mary (Belcher), 13. 

Martha, 13. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Russell, William, 13. 

Capt. William, 13. 

Dr. William, 13. 
Safford, Emeline S. (Lowe), 57. 

Joseph A., 57. 

Marietta, 57. 
St. John, Chauncy, 29. 

Margaret, 29. 

Sarah (Mackey), 29. 
Sargent, Agnes M., 54. 

Belinda (Haynes), 54. 

Ella M. (Bridge), 54. 

Ellen M. See Faulkner. 

Elizabeth B., 54. 

Harriet M., 54. 

Joshua, 54. 

Joshua H., 54. 

Louisa J. See Faulkner. 

Mary E., 32. 

Nancy B., 32. 

Phoebe (Bridge), 32. 

Thomas, 32. 
Saunders, Mrs. Elizabeth, 10. 
Saunderson, Abraham, 19. 

Alice (Badlam), 19. 

Anna (Bridge), 19. 

Isaac, 19. 

Isaac, 19. 

Mary. See Fiske. 

Sarah (Wheeler), 19. 
Sayer, Henry, 34. 

Pamelia (Bruce), 34. 
Sears, Daniel, 72. 

Maria. See Harrington. 

Minnie, 72. 
Selectmen, 8. 
Shaw, Robert G., 70. 
Shepherd, Rev. Thomas, 6, 7. 

Hon. John H., 60, 61. 
Sherburne, Caroline H., 82. 

Elizabeth J. (Nye), 83. 

Eanny D. See Wallace. 

Frances P. Devens, 82. 

Hon. John H., 83. 

Lieut. John, 82. 

John H., 82. 
Shirley, Gov., 80. 



Simonds, Calvin, 65. 

Emeline B. (Tyler), 65. 
Slayton, Hannah. See Bridge. 

Hannah (Stowe), 49. 

Samuel, 49. 
Smith, Rev. Aaron, 43. 

Ada H., 36. 

Alice L., 36. 

Almira A. See Bridge. 

Andrew G., 22. 

Anne S. (Stocking), 38. 

Caroline W. (Draper), 22. 

Edwin, 38. 

Ellen C. (Bridge), 36. 

George F., 22. 

George W., 36. 

George W., 36. 

Hannah (Watts), 35. 

Hannah. See Bridge. 

Hannah E. See Lynn. 

James, 35. 

Martha (Allen), 43. 

Mary (Eaton), 22. 

Mary E. See Muzzey. 

Matilda (Owen), 26. 

Minnie L., 36. 

Nettie Bridge, 36. 

Peter G., 22. 

Thomas E., 22. 
Smythe, Abigail, 56. 

Mary I., 56. 

William E., 56. 

William A. S., 56. 
Snow, Daniel, 53. 

Philinda N. See Bridge. 

Rebecca (Abbot), 53. 
Spaulding, Caroline R. See Bridge. 

Eugene H., 49. 

Horace, 49. 

Jesse, 49. 

Rebecca (Abbot), 53. 

Sarah C. (Bridge), 49. 

William, 53. 

Winnifred (Swift), 49. 
Spear, Anne (Morey), 71. 

Cornie M. (Haynes), 71. 

David D., 71. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



115 



SrEAR, Capt. David, 71. 

Emily (Bridge), 71. 

George F., 71. 

Julia A. (Hatch), 71. 

William, 71. 

William F., 71. 
Spence, Alexander, ;, ' : ''. 

Jane S. (Bridge), 33. 
Spenser, Enoch, 35. 

Capt. James, 73. 

Lucy C. (Jackson). 73. 

Susan G. (Bridge), 35. 
Spofford, Catharine X. (Bridge), 49. 

Merrick, 49. 
Starr, Juliette G. Sic Dana. 
Stearns, Abigail B. (Bridge), 23. 

Abbie Anne. See Moetoh. 

Corinthia. See Bridge. 

Ellen. See Chambers. 

George, 23. 

George, 23. 

George, 23. 

Mary, 23. 

Rebecca (Russell), 23. 

Ruth (Watson), 23. 

Sarah, 23. 

Sarah A. (Gibson), 23. 

William. 23. 
Stetson, Anne E. (Weeks), 22. 

Clement, 22. 
Story, Gen. Charles P., 62. 

Daniel, 69. 

Rev. Daniel, 69. 

Eliza P. (Vose), 69. 

M. A., 38. 

Sarah W. (Bridge), 38. 
Storr, Caroline, 84. 

Caroline, 84. 

Edward, 84. 

Eleanor M., 84. 

Emily M. (Faithfull), 84. 

Rev. Francis, 84. 

Minnie, 84. 

Vernon F., 84. 
Stowe, Anne B., 51. 

Dora G., 51. 

Fluella R., 51. 



Stowe, Hannah (Webster), 51. 

Haven P., 51. 

Mabel G., 51. 

Pluma (Bridge), 51. 

Solomon, 51. 
Story, Amu- E. (Weeks), 22. 
Stratton, Anne M. (Bridge), 7:'.. 

Florence (•■. '■'•. 

George L., 7). 

George B.. 7:'.. 
Strout, Ada B. (Groves), 72. 

Elizabeth (Bridge), 72. 

Frederick Melvin, 72. 

George F.. 72. 

Maria (Sears), 72. 

Robert, 72. 

Capt. William, 72. 
Styles, Henry B., 35. 

Rebecca C. (Bridge), 35. 
Symmes, Elizabeth, 11. 

Rev. William, 11. 

William, 11. 

Rev. Zachariah, 11. 
Taft, Arnold, 37. 

Eunice, 37. 

Eunice A. See Bridge. 

Maria P. See Harding. 
Tallyrand, 60. 
Taylor, Charlotte Abi (Bridge!. 53. 

EmelineE. (Cady), 53. 

Guy Cady, 53. 

Hannah. See Bridge. 

Hannah (Bishop), 50. 

James M., 53. 

James C, 53. 

Luna M., 53. 

Simeon, 50. 
Teele, Dr. J. Merle, 24. 

Mary A.. 24. 

Phoebe. 24. 

Samuel, 24. 
• Sarah E. (Richardson), 24. 
Temple, Robert, 70. 
Temple's Settlement, 79. 
I'i.vm.v. Benjamin F., 48. 
Frances B. (Yeazic), 48. 

Joseph, 48. 



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INDEX TO NAMES. 



Thokndike, Dr. Albert, 47. 

Albert P., 47. 

Bessie L., 47. 

Ella A., 47. 

Harriet G., 47. 

Mary F. (Page), 47. 

Willis H., 47. 
Tidd, Joseph, 41. 

Mary, 41. 

Sarah. See Bridge. 
Tilden, Bryant, 17. 

Elizabeth I. See Brown. 

Zebiah Cravath (Brown), 17. 
Tilton, Abby (Freeman), 71. 

Albert F., 71. 

Anne J. (Lowe), 71. 

Rev. Jeremiah D., 71. 
Tinker, Dr. Almerin, 57. 

Carolina A. (Vilas), 57. 

Lucy M. See Bridge. 
Townsmen, 8, 9. 
Terrell, Ariel, 19. 

Nancy (Bridge), 19. 

Philemon, 19. 

Philemon, 19. 
Towle, John, 34. 

Persis (Bridge), 34. 
Tyler, Anne, 65. 

Benjamin F., 65. 

Emeline B. See Symonds. 

Franklin, 65. 

George W., 65. 

Joanna (Fellows), 65. 

John, 65. 

John F., 65. 

Jonas, 65. 

Jonas K., 65. 

Lydia M. (Preston), 65. 

Louisa (Elms), 65. 

Maria L., 65. 

Mary R. (McLellan), 65. 

Moses, 65. 

Rebecca, 65. 

Rebecca A., 65. 

Ruhama (Bridge), 65. 
Upham, Alonzo, 35. 

Adaline M. (Bridge), 35. 



Vandyke, George, 38. 
Jane E. (Bridge), 38. 
Mary, 38. 
Thomas, 38. 
Vanpelt, Hannah (Stowe), 49. 

Sutton, 49. 
Vaughan, Anne J. (Bridge), 27. 
Eliza, 27. 
Mary, 27. 
William, 27. 
William, 27. 
Veazie, Alice, 48. 

Frances B. See Tenney. 
Frances S. (Rogers), 48. 
Frank B., 48. 
Joseph, 48. 
Joseph, 48. 
Joseph A., 48. 
Judith F., 48. 
Nancy (Bowman), 48. 
Peter, 48. 

Rachel F. (Bridge), 48. 
Winchester, 48. 
Vernol, Clarence A., 64. 

Emily (Gardner), 64. 
John G., 64. 

L. W., 64. 
Vose, Alice. See Hathaway. 

Anne, 18. 

Bertha, 69. 

Charles K., 69. 

Eliza P. See Stone. 

Eliza P. (Chandler), 69. 

Frank, 69. 

George H., 69. 

George H., 69. 

Hannah B. See Draper. 

Horatio, 69. 

Isaac, 18. 

Kate (La Rose), 69. 

Margaret (Saunders), 69. 

Mary (Bemis), 18. 

Mary B. See Baker. 

Mary B. See Kimball. 

Mary (Bridge), 69. 

Rufus C, 69. 

Rufus C, 69. 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



117 



Vose, Rufus, 69. 

Solomon, 09. 
Wallace, Fanny D. (Sherburne), 82. 

Mary, 82. 

William, 82. 

William, 82. 
Wait. Phoebe (1'hillips). See Bridge. 
Waldo, Col., 79. 
Waldron, Isabella. See BRIDGE. 

Samuel, 54. 

Sylvia (Patrick), 54. 
Wall, Anna L., 71. 

Hannah E. (Lowe), 71. 

James E., 71. 

James M., 71. 

James, 71. 

Louisa (Saunders), 71. 
War, King Phillip's, 13. 
Ware, Rev. Henry, Sr., 12. 

Lucy, 12. 
Washburne, Gov. C. C, 85. 

Fanny. See PAYSON. 

Jeannette (Garr), 85. 
W ITERS, Adam, 21. 

Amies (Smith), 21. 

Anne. See Bridge. 

Daniel, 21. 

Rachel (Draper), 21. 
Watson, Abraham, 13. 

Abraham, 13. 

Anne (Bridge), 13. 

Lieut. Arthur L., 82. 

Caroline (Morris), 82. 

Elizabeth W., 82. 

Eva St. C. See Bridge. 

Isaac, 13. 

Isaac, 13. 

John L., 82. 

Mary (Butterfield), 13. 
Wellington, Hannah M. See Bridge. 

Nancy (Stearns), 73. 

Nehemiah, 73. 
Weeks, Ahhy A., 22. 

Abigail T. Foye, 28. 

Alonzo G., 23. 

Anne E. See Stetson and Stort. 

Angeline B. (IIosea),22. 



Weeks, Charles H., 23. 

Charles H., 23. 

Clara G., 2:', 

Daniel P., 23. 

Daniel P. P., 23. 

David, 22. 

David P., 23. 

Eliza (Ilosca), 22. 

Emily J. (Calderwood), 2:;. 

Fanny 1>., 23. 

Francis A. J., 23. 

Frank. 23. 

George I\, 23. 

Harriet II. (Gilpatrick), 23. 

Isabella M. (Emlay), 23. 

James S., 23. 

John, 23. 

Lucy Anne. See Barnev. 

Maud L., 23. 

Nancy (Bridge), 22. 

Nathaniel B., 22. 

Rebecca A. (Boynton), 23. 
Welles, B. F., 44. 

Harriet (Prentiss), 44. 

Rebecca (Prentiss), 44. 

William E., 44. 
Weston, Rev. Daniel C, 08. 

Duane, 09. 

George M., 69. 

Henry L., 69. 

Mary C. (Bridge), 08. 

Mary N. See Austin. 

Hon. Nathan, 68. 

Paulina B. (Cony), 08. 

William N, 69. 
Westwood, William, 6, 7. 
Wheeler, Anna V. See Bridge. 

John, 39. 

Roxana, 39. 

Sarah. See Sanderson. 
Whitcomb, Elizabeth B. See Gerry. 

Hannah (Bridge), 12. 

Dr. Thomas, 42. 
White, Agnes II. See Devens. 
Abijah, 84. 

Anne M. (Howard), 84. 
Whitney, Abigail (Bridge), 13, 14. 



118 



INDEX TO NAMES. 



Whitney, Abigail. See Austin. 

Anna. See Bowes. 

Benjamin, 13. 

Benjamin, 13. 

Deborah, 50. 

Ebenezer, 50. 

Elizabeth (Lawrence), 13. 

Ellen F. See Bridge. 

George, 13. 

Harriet (Faxon), 29. 

Henry A., 14. 

John and Elinor, 14. 

Rosamond E. (Bridge), 50. 

Samuel, 13. 

Samuel, 14. 

Solomon F., 50. 

Thomas, 13. 

William, 29. 
Whittlesey, Susan. See Ingeksoll. 
Wilcox, Alice R., 37. 

George R., 37. 

Gilford D., 37. 

Helen E., 37. 

James L., 37. 

John W., 37. 

Ruby E., 37. 

Violetta E. (Bridge), 37. 
Willakd, Abby D. (French), 46. 

Dr. Ammi, 46. 

Eliza B. (Ralph), 46. 

Oscar A., 46. 

Symon, 6. 
Willey, Phoebe L. (Lithgow), 86. 

Tolman, 86. 

Walter J., 86. 

William, 86. 
Williams, Abby. See Lombard and 
Marble. 



Williams, Hon. Daniel, 69. 

Edmund B., 27. 

Eveline (Bridge), 49. 

Fitz James H., 62; 

Hannah Bridge, 69. 

Harriet H. See Peterson. 

Harrison B., 27. 

Capt. Hartwell, 62. 

Helen (DeMestre), 62. 

James H., 62. 

Capt. John, 27. 

Lydia J. (Bridge), 27. 

Phoebe B. See Hathaway. 

Prospero, 52. 

Hon. Ruel, 73. 

Samuel G., 69. 

Sarah (Bridge), 62. 

Sarah B. See Bridge. 

Sarah L. (Cony), 73. 

Sarah J., 62. 

Setli, 69. 

Zilpha (In graham), 69. 
Winslow, Gardner, 55. 

Maria L. (Gary). See Bridge. 

Mary (Burns), 55. 
Wood, Capt. Edward, 61. 

Edward- H., 61. 

Jonathan, 45. 

Mary H. (Bowman), 61. 

Mehitable. See Bridge. 

Sarah, 45. 
Woodbury, Asa, 20. 

Mary (Bridge), 20. 
Wright, Anne (Bridge), 44. 

Georgiana B. (Page), 47. 

Jackson, 47. 

Louisa Kendall, 46. 

Rev. Luther, 44. 



110 



CORRIGENDA AND ADDENDA. 



Page 17. 9. 5. 2. End of the line, for 8. 42. read 8. 4. 2. 
" 19. Generation sixth, line 2, for Barns read Barns. 
" 24. line 7. Strike out and Susan Waters. 
" 27. (11) after William Bridge, for (44. 5) read (47. 8). 
" 36. Instead of Abigail, d. Jan. 7, 1811, read Rev. Jonathan, d. 

July 25, 1856. Abigail was b. Jan. 7, 1811. 
" 42. (7. 2) for Elias read Eliab. 
" 47. 32. 3. 2. Arza Page, d. in Billerica, Feb. 12, 1S68. The family 

afterwards went to California. 
" 47. 32. 3. 2. 2. Hannette C. Page, m. John Henry Holden. Their dau. 

Hannette Josephine, b. Feb. 28, 1854, m. May 19, 1870, John 

Jackson Durham, of Kentucky, who d. June 15, 1882, aet. 41. 

1. William Thomas, b. April 14, 1877; d. June 19, 1877. 

2. Alta Belle Clara, b. Aug. 20, 1378. 

3. Louisa Grace Hortense, b. June 15, 1880. 

4. John Chesley Gwaltney, b. Oct. 1, 1882. 

" 48. 33. Josiah Morrow should read Josiah Merrow. 
« 57. After Norman Bridge, for (139. 2) read (129. 2). 
" 66. 40. 1. 4. Ebenezer, b. May 21,1821 ; m. Maria Lane; d. June 28, 

1880. 
" 67. line 2. Caroline, b. Nov. 20, 1816, add d. in Boston, April 25, 1884. 
« 69. 59. 6. 1. 1. Add, he d. Dec. 31, 1883. 

" 72. 85. 6. 1. The children of Alice Bridge (Jackson) and Col. William 
Arthur are : 

1. William Campbell, b. July 1, 1868; d. May 9, 1869. 

2. Alice Bridge, b. Nov. 20, 1869. 

3. Susan Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1871. 

4. Robert Campbell, b. Feb. 3 ; d. Feb. 3, 1875. 



120 COKRIGENDA A5D ADDENDA. 

Page 72. 85. 6. 2. The children of Elizabeth B. (Jackson) and "William 
Barber are : 

1. "William, d. young. 

2. Alice Jackson, b. April 21, 1S67. 

3. Mary Dunkin, b. March 20, 1869. 

4. Henry, d. young. 

5. The children of John and Louise S. (Hubbard) Jackson 
are: 

1. Louise Sewell, b. July IS, 1S69. 

2. Rossiter Cotton, b. Jan. 31, 1873. 

3. Henry Hubbard, b. June 17, 1877. 

" 73. 7. The children of Lucy C. (Jackson) and Capt. James 

Spencer are : 

1. Herbert Rothwell, b. July 25, 1878. 

2. Edith, b. Xov. 18, 1881. 

S. The children of Eugenia L. (Jackson) and Frederick 
Dodge, H.C., 1S67, are : 

1. Elinor, b. Aug. 27, 1879. 

2. Eugenia Louise, b. Aug. 2, 1881. 

3. Lucy Freeman, b. Feb. 21, 1883. 

9. Oscar Roland Jackson, b. May 10, 1854, add H.C., 1876, 
m. Oct., 1883, Katharine, dau. of Jonathan and 
Anne (Brazer) Ellis. 



BRIDGE GENEALOGY. 121. 



Addenda and Corrigenda. 



Page ii. Line 3. for Muzzay read Muzzey. 

17. 11. 7. 1. 4th. line for Anne Lizzie read Anne Linzie. 
.::>. 28. 2.1. Add. Both Henrietta and Augustus Allen Hayes are dead. 
Children: 

1. Augustus Allen b. Sept. S. 1S37. H. C. 1S57. in. April 10. 1871, 

Emily Roelker, dau. of Wm. Henry Fuller, and niece of the 
Countess d'O^soli Margaret Fuller.; 
1. Florence Rowan b. 1S73. 

2. Samuel Dana. b. Oct. 1S40. Succeeded his father as State As- 

sayer. m. — 

3. Sophia West, b. 1S47. m. I. Commander W. H. Dana. I" S N 

II, Lieut. Geo E. Sage I*. S. A. 
20. 2§. 2. 2. Add. Both Samuel and Mary are dead. Children: 

1. Henrietta, m. Geo. H. Lyman of Boston. 

2. Gertrude, m. Sept. 1S44. Herbert Mason. 

3. Samuel Heber. m. Anne Hartly. and d. circa 1855 

20. 2S. 2.3. Add. Children of Richard and Juliette: 

1. Richard Starr, m. 

2. William Starr, m. 

3. Juliette Hannah, m. E. L. Yiele. 

21. Line 1. Add, Abigail F. Dana m. Hon. Seth. son of the celebrated 

Fisher Ames. Mr Ames wa- Judge of Supreme Court of M iss 

H. C. 1825. S. H. S. 
25. 57. 1. Add Eleanor d. in Brooklyn, December 7. 1SS4. An excellent 

woman, tried as by fire. Her husband also d. in Brooklyn. 
jS. 58. 3. Marion Libby was b. March 16. [857. 
2S. S3. 1. Read Edward Elliot. 
55, 75. >j. Elvira R. d. June 1. 1846. 
36. (15) Insert after Rev. Jonathan Davis Bridge, I ; 
3S. (20) Joseph M. wa^ b. October 11, 1- 2 ; 
39. (2$) Capt. Watson W. Bridge, add. d. Sept. 6. . 



BRIDGE GENEALOGY. 122. 

Page 43. Line 31, for goodly, read godly. 
" 46. 22.2. Melinda. m. Eleazer F aunce. 

3. Louisa, m. Carter Wright. 

4. Olive, m. Amidon Holden. of Mason. Michigan. 

5. Reuben, m. Alice Holden, d. in Helen a,_ Arkansas ■ 

-i 47. 3. 2. 3. 6. Elizabeth Augusta Page., b. March 8. 1S42. Add. went to 
Stockton Cal. in Nov. iS56, m. Dec. 28, 1S70, Dr. Willis Eugene 
Spencer, son of Willis Eugene Spencer of Fulton. X. Y. b. April 
4, 1829 and d. in San Francisco, Cal. Feb 7. 1SS2. Four Children. 
" 47. 3. 2. 3. 7. Ella Maria Kimball Page, b. etc. Add. m. Dec. 11. 1S74. 
Winslow Hall. 
47. 2 2 - 3- 2.4. for Augusta read Angela. 

t,2. 3. 3. Add, Hannette Bridge d. Dec. 10, 18S4. 

52. (12) Read, Josiah Bridge m. Sept. 21, 1S40. 
S3. For George Worrell, read George Worrall. 

90. 3. Anne Palfrey Bridge, Read m. July 10. 1S79. 
" 55. (19) Read, James Madison Bridge. d.Feb. 20, 1879. 
57. [25) Read, Charles L. F. Bridge, b. January 16. 

(28) Read. Josiah G. Bridge, m. O2L 33, 1873. 

(29) Xorman Bridge, Read (129. 2) m. May 21, 1S74. In next to last 
line read, Member of Chicago Acad, of Science, and Correspond- 
ing Member of Wisconsin Acad, of Science. Arts, and Letters. 

60. Line 19. Read, he d. Sept. 10, 1S25. 

62. 21. S. 1. For Helen, read Helen Mary; and add. she was b. June 

2 3 . IS2S. 

'• 62. 21. S. i. 2. Read. Prosper O. b. Jan. S. 1855. Add. m. Aug. 25. 1SS0, 
Florence Mary. dau. of James Wilson, Esq. 
1. Doris Marian, b. June 6, 1SS1. 
62. Last line, add. Officer of the U. S. Customs in Boston 1S50-66. 
66. First line, for (7: 7) read (S. 8.) Next to last line, for Lane read Lam. 
70. 6. 4 4. line; 5 an 1 6, instead of '-till the ohce was abolished in 1862" 

read, He held the office till July 1. 1870. 
70. 76. 7. Read, Sept. iS. 
'" 73 ( r 3) Second line, for Paul read Reael. 
74. 103. 6. For Ruel read Reuel. 

• 75. To the end of the first paragraph add. Mary d. February 28, i836, at 
West Medford. 
75. 116. 6. Frederick William was born Oct. i), not Oct. 9. 
78. Second paragraph, read Hem. Nov. 11. 1858. 

53. S. Add. Capt. Devens d. Oct. 1835. "A brave and energetic offi- 

cer, a man of singularly attractive and agreeable disposition." 
4. 5. 4. 2. 4. Add. Agnes m. Oct. 27. iSS'x Thonis Mott Osborne, of 
Auburn. N. Y. H. C. 1SS4. 
84. 5. 5. 1. Arthur Lithgow. m. June S, 1^52 

1 . Clara Endicott, b. June 7. not Jan. 7. 




TATUE .: .'BRIDGE. 






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ACCEPTANCE AND UNVEILING 



OF THE STATUE OP 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN, 



TKESENTED TO THE 



CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, SEPT. 20, 1882, 



SAMUEL JAMES BRIDGE. 



STATUE ERECTED ON CAMBRIDGE COMMON, AND UNVEILED 
NOVEMBER 28, 1882. 




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CAM BRIDGE: 

TRIBUNE PUBLISHING COMPANY. 

1883. 



STATUE OF JOHN BRIDGE, THE PUR1TAX. 



INTRODUCTORY. 

In the " Genealogical Register," which forms the supplement 
to Paige's " History of Cambridge," is the following : — 

" Bridge, John was among the earliest inhab. of Camb. and owned 
land here in 1632. He resided in 1635 at the X. E. coiner of Dunster and 
South Streets, and soon afterwards owned a house at the N. W. corner 
of Holyoke and Winthrop Streets. About 163S he purchased a house 
near the spot where the Washington Head Quarters now stand, with 
twelve acres of land, and resided there. He was early elected Deacon of 
the church ; was Selectman twelve years, between 1635 and 1052; Rep- 
resentative four years, from 1G37 to 1641 ; and was frequently employed 
in the settlement of estates and in determining the boundaries of towns. 
He m. Elizabeth Saunders 1658, (marriage contract dated 29, Xov. 1658,) 
who had previously been the wife of Roger Bancroft of Camb. and 
Martin Saunders of Braintree. He d. about 1065, leaving wife, son 
Matthew and granddaughter Dorcas, dau. of S. Thomas, deceased. His 
wife Elizabeth subsequently m. Edward Taylor of Boston and was liv- 
ing in 1685." 

The subject of the foregoing notice had one son, Matthew, 
who survived his father, dying April 28, 1700, when upwards 
of 80 years old. The remains of father and son were deposited 
in the burial-ground in Harvard Square. Memorial stones were 
placed over their graves and over that of a descendant, Levi 
Bridge (hereinafter mentioned as the founder of the Bridge 
Charitable Fund in this city), July 4, 1876, by Samuel J. 
Bridge, the donor of the statue of the first of the name. 

Shortly after the city of Cambridge was the recipient of a 
donation from another member of the family, the late Mr. Levi 
Bridge, who, by a deed of trust, dated Aug. 12, 1875, gave the 
sum of $"73.95, which had been deposited in the Cambridge- 
port Savings Bank in the name of the late Hon. John Sargent as 
trustee. It was stipulated in the deed that, after the death of 



4 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

Mr. Bridge, this sum was to be transferred to the city of Cam- 
bridge, and a statement of the facts relating to the gift was 
made by the trustee in a communication to the City Council, 
dated Sept. 6, 187(3, the donor having deceased. 

By the provisions of the deed of trust, the money thus given 
was to form the nucleus of a fund to be known as the " Bridge 
Charitable Fund," to be forever held by the city upon this 
further trust, to add the interest of said fund to the principal, 
until such time as said fund, by the accruing interest, or by 
gifts from other philanthropic persons, shall amount to two 
thousand dollars, after which time one third part of the in- 
terest of said fund shall be added to the principal annually for- 
ever, and the remaining two thirds of s-uch interest shall be paid 
over annually to the overseers of the poor for the time being, to 
be by them expended for the deserving poor of the city of Cam- 
bridge, in such manner as they shall deem best." 

The donation of Mr. Bridge was formally accepted by the 
City Council, Sept. 27, 1876, and an ordinance was subse- 
quently adopted creating a board of commissioners of the fund 
thus established. The bank-book was delivered to the com- 
missioners by Mr. Sargent, Jan. 24, 1877, the sum on deposit 
then amounting to $891.83. In the month of October follow- 
ing, this sum was doubled by the gift of Mr. Samuel J. Bridge, 
who was a distant relative of the original donor, thus making 
the total amount given to the fund $1,783.66. In the letter 
from Mr. S. J. Bridge, dated Oct. 15, 1877, covering the gift 
made by him, he said, referring to the original donation by his 
kinsman : "It was his wish, and it is mine, that beyond a proper 
record, there may be no unnecessary publicity in the animal 
distribution of the fund, nothing that would have a tendency to 
wound the pride of the recipient." In this communication, 
allusion is made to the graves of his ancestors, John and 
Matthew Bridge, and of his kinsman Levi, over which he had 
caused the erection of memorial stones, and the hope is ex- 
pressed that the city "will always have a fostering care over 
them." 

Samuel James Bridge, who will hereafter be especially 
remembered in this community as the generous donor to the 
city of Cambridge of the statue of the first of his name in this 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

country, is a native of the State of Maine, where many of the 
descendants of John Bridge still reside. He removed to Boston 
many years ago, and in the year 1841 was appointed by Presi- 
dent Harrison as an appraiser in the Boston Custom House, 
where he remained until 185(5, when he was appointed appraiser- 
general of the Pacific Coast His unwavering fidelity to the 
trust reposed in him by the Treasury Department while appraiser 
for the port of Boston, is well remembered by the older mer- 
chants of that city. Mr. Bridge had the confidence of every 
administration of the national government from the time of his 
appointment in 1841 to the close of the administration of Presi- 
dent Grant. He was the commissioner having charge of the 
erection of the Custom House at San Francisco, costing 
$5,000,000 ; and also of the United States Mint and Marine 
Hospital in the same city. In his later years he has travelled 
much, visiting every quarter of the globe, and by his rare 
powers of observation has made himself familiar with the 
characteristics, institutions, and population of nearly every coun- 
try in the world. 

The commission to execute a bronze statue of John Bridge, 
the Puritan, was given by Mr. S. J. Bridge to the eminent 
sculptor, the late Thomas R. Gould, of Boston, in the autumn 
of 1881. He designed and modelled a statuette, which was sat- 
isfactory to Mr. Bridge, and subsequently carried it with him to 
Florence, where he arrived on the first of November. Prepar- 
ations for the clay model of the "Puritan" were soon after 
beo-un, and about the 23d of November the artist personal Iv 
worked upon the statue for the first and last time, also giving 
suggestions in regard to certain changes desired. Mr. Gould 
died on the 26th of November, 1881, and the completion of the 
figure devolved upon his son and co-worker, Marshall S. Gould, 
who devoted his entire time and energy to the execution of his 
father's conception of the "Puritan." In advancing and com- 
pleting the work, he made such changes from the small model 
as had been previously suggested to him by his father, together 
with such alterations as every artist finds necessary in making 
a colossal statue from, a diminutive study. The names of T. R. 
and M. S. Gould are thus properly connected in the production 
of the finished work, — the one as the original designer of the 



6 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

statue, the other as the skilled and appreciative co-worker, 
than whom none could have more fully realized the father's 
conception of the character to be produced in monumental 
bronze. 

It has been said that this generous and artistic gift is believed 
to be the first statue of a Puritan pioneer that has been erected 
in New England. Through the pious forethought of the donor, 
it is also the first sculptured representation of one of its early 
settlers that has been set up in the city of Cambridge. 

The stormy periods of our early history have heretofore been 
commemorated by us from time to time, and such localities as 
have been rendered historical through their association with lead- 
ing men and events of the past have been marked by memorial 
tablets placed at different points in our city. To Samuel James 
Bridge, now for the second time the city's benefactor, must be 
accorded the merit of having brought to our view the linea- 
ments and figure of the Puritan himself, as idealized in the 
artist's mind. 



CITY OF CAMBKIDGE. 



Statue of John Bridge, the Puritan. 

At a meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen, Sept. 20, 1882, a 
communication was presented by hi> Honor the Mayor, from 
Samuel James Bridge, Esq., of Boston, offering to the city a 
bronze statue of his ancestor John Bridge, one of the first set- 
tlers of the town, and an active and useful man. 

The kind offer thus made was met with an appreciative spirit 
by the City Council, as appears by the following order, which 
was adopted in concurrence : — 

City of Cambridge, 
In Board of Aldermen, Sept. 20, 1882. 

Ordered, That the statue offered to the city by SamuelJames Bridge he 
accepted, and that the thanks of the City Council be given to Mr. Bridge 
for his generous offer. 

Also that a joint special committee, to consist of his Honor the Mayor, 
and Aldermen Read, Corcoran, and Fairbanks, with such as the Common 
Council may join, be appointed to take such action as may be proper in 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 7 

relation to the reception of the statue and the selection of a location for 
the same. 

Sent down for concurrence. 

Attest : Justin A. Jacobs, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, Sept. 20, 1882. 
Concurred. The President, with Councilmen Bent, Pear, Russell, Doyle, 
and Thorogood, are joined on the part of this board. 

Attest : J. Wabken Cottox, Cleric. 
Approved, Sept. 21, 1882. 

James A. Fox, Mayor. 



The Joint Special Committee thus appointed was composed 

as follows : — 

His Honor James A. Fox, Mayor. 
Alderman John Read. 
Alderman Michael CorcorAx. 
Alderman Johx W. Fairbaxks. 
President George H. Howard. 
Councilman George C. Bext. 
Councilman Isaac S. Pear. 
Councilman William E. Russell. 
Councilman James E. Doyle. 
Councilman Johx G. Thorogood. 

The commitee immediately proceeded to the duty assigned to 
it, receiving assistance in the suggestions of William S. Bar- 
hour, E«q., city engineer, and Marshall S. Gould, Esq., the 
sculptor. After visiting several loca'ities in the vicinity of the 
former abode of John Bridge, the committee finally selected 
a spot deemed suitable as a site for the statue upon Cambridge 
Common. There was a slight delay, owing to the non-arrival of 
the statue from France, where it was cast, and on account of the 
illness of the donor, with whom the committee wished to consult 
in reference to the location to be selected, and whose views it 
was desired to meet in the fullest manner. 

The general superintendence of the work of locating the statue 
was committed to Mr. Barbour, city engineer; the labor of 
putting in the necessary foundation, placing the pedestal thereon, 
and setting up the statue, being performed by Mr. Alexander 
McDonald, of this city. The granite base was firmly set, and 



8 JOHN BEIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

the statue placed in position under the immediate supervision 
of the sculptor, and the work was completed on Saturday, Nov. 
25th, after which it was covered to await the inauguration cere- 
monies. The statue is located in that part of Cambridge Com- 
mon, near the junction of North Avenue and Waterhouse Street, 
and faces in a nearly southerly direction, looking towards the 
College grounds. The figure is about nine feet in height, and 
that of the pedestal about the same, the entire structure being 
about eighteen feet from the foundation. 

The day of the formal acceptance and unveiling of the " Puri- 
tan" was fixed for Tuesday, Nov. 28th, at 3 o'clock, p. m. It 
was intended by the committee that the ceremonies should take 
place around the base of the statue, but a fall of snow and sub- 
sequent cold weather intervening, it was decided to ask that 
Shepard Memorial Church, on Garden Street, opposite the Com- 
mon, be opened for the purpose. The attention of the public 
had been called to the occasion, through the various local news- 
papers, all being invited, while special invitations were also sent 
to a large number of prominent citizens and others. A special 
form of invitation was also sent by the donor to the descendants 
of John Bridge, numbering as far as known one hundred and 
thirteen in all, including one infant seven months old, of the 
ninth generation from his ancestor. 

CITY OIF CA-DVEIBIRIIIIDa-IE]. 



This city invites you to be fresent, at Cambridge Common, on 
Tuesday, November 2,8th, at 3 T. M., at the ceremonies attending 
the acceptance of a statue of 

JOHN BRID&E; 

one of the founders of the town, presented to the city by Samuel 
James (Bridge, a descendant in the sixth generation. 
For the Committee of Arrangements, 

JAMES A. FOX, Mayor. 

Cambridge, Nov, 2D, 1332. 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 



CITY OIF 1 C^AZMUB^UDG-IE. 



This city invites the descendants of John (Bridge, one of its 
founders, to be present at Cambridge Common, on Tuesday, 
Nov. 2,8th, at 3 P. M., at the ceremonies attending the acceptance 
of a statue of their ancestor, presented to the city by 

SAMUEL JAMES BRIDGE, 

a descendant in the sixth generation. 

For the Committee of Arrangements, 

JAMES A. FOX, Mayor. 

Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 2D, 1BB2. 

The invitations to descendants of John Bridge were sent to 
the following : — 

NAMES. RESIDENCES. 

Samuel James Bridge San Francisco, Cal. 

Mr. and Mrs. Xathan William Bridge . . . West Medford, Mass. 

Jane P. Bridge Sontcrcille, Mass. 

Edmund Bridge West Medford, Mass. 

Frederick William Bridge West Medford, Muss. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Bridge Augusta. Me. 

Susan Williams Bridge Augusta, Me. 

Margaret Xorth Bridge Augusta, Me. 

Sarah Cony Bridge Augusta, Me. 

Buel Williams Bridge Augusta, Me. 

James Bridge, Jr Atlanta, Ga. 

Horatio Bridge New York City. 

Joseph Hartwell Bridge LeeuhiUe, Coloraelo. 

Hannah Xorth Bridge Geneva, N. Y. 

Anna Frazier Bridge Geneva, If. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Bridge West Medford, Mass. 

Henry Sauuders Bridge Wesp Medford, Mass. 

Edward \V. Bridge West Medford, Mass. 

Helen W. Hitchie Philadelphia, Pa. 

Lucy Perkins Bridge West Medford, Mass. 

Eliza Putnam Stone Boston, Mass. 

Mary Bridge Yose Colorado. 

Hannah Xorth Yose Colorado. 

Chandler Yose Colorado. 

George Howe Yose California. 



10 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

XAjrES. RESIDENCES. 

Hannah Bridge Williams Augusta, Me. 

Abby Williams Marble New York City. 

Horatio Bridge Washington, D. C. 

Charlotte Marshall Bridge Washington, D. C. 

Margaret North New York City. 

Hannah E. North New York City. 

George Weston New York City. 

Mary Austin New York City. 

William F. Bridge Fosters Crossings, Ohio. 

James Crosby Bridge Fosters Crossings, Ohio. 

Elizabeth Crosby Bridge Exeter, N. FL. 

Henry Whitney Bridge Cincinnati, Ohio. 

William E. Bridge, Jr Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Herbert Sage Bridge Cincinnati. Ohio. 

Catherine May Bridge Foster's Crossings, Ohio. 

Walter Guild Bridge Foster's Crossings, Ohio. 

Josiah Bridge Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. William T. Piper Cambridge, Mass. 

Charles Bridge Albany, N. Y. 

Charles Francis Bridge Albany. N. Y. 

Erastus T. Bridge Haverhill Mass. 

Mrs. Samuel Bridge Cambridge, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. George O. Davis Lexington, Mass. 

Frederic Gardner Davis Lexington, Mass. 

Charles Bridge Davis Lexington, Mass. 

Harry Wellington Davis Lexington, Mass. 

Alice C Baker Cambridge. Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Stratton Concord, N. H. 

Florence Gardner Stratton Concord, N. H. 

George Bridge Stratton Concord. N. H. 

Charles Devens Boston. Mass. 

Thomas M. Devens Charlestown, Mass. 

Martha Lithgow Downes Charlestown, Mass. 

Caroline Devens Morris Portsmouth. X. H. 

Henry Devens Brattleboro, Vt. 

Francis Payson Sherburn Charlestown, Mass. 

Edward F. Devens Charlestown, Mass. 

Helen Devens Crocker Charlestown, Mass. 

Richard Devens Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Arthur L. Devens Cambridge. Mass. 

Mary Devens Cambridge. Mass. 

Arthur Lithgow Devens Cambridge. Mass. 

Agnes Devens Cambridge, Mass. 

Frank Pa v son New York City. 

Charles Payson Washington, B.^C. 

Francis Faithful Brighton. England. 

James IS. Bowman Council Bluffs, Lowa. 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 11 

NAMES. RESIDENCES. 

Lizzie Y. Bowman Wiscasset, Me. 

M. W. Bridge Providence, B. I. 

W. W. Bridge FPtZ&raftam, Mass. 

M. Wells Bridge Sprinujhld. Mass. 

Benjamin B. Bridge East J I rook ridd, Mass. 

Jesse P. Bridge Meriden, Conn. 

Charles A. Bridge Boston, Mass. 

C. S. Bridge Boston, Most. 

Mrs. Sarah Knowles Gibson Boston, Mass. 

Caroline Knowles Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Rebecca Bridge Boston. Mass. 

Mrs. Abel E. Bridge Wattham, Mass. 

Theodore E. Bridge Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. C. T. Jackson Concord, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Dodge Concord, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Mayor, U. S. A. Governor's Island, JV. Y. 

John Jackson Boston, Mass. 

Lillie Jackson Concord, Mass. 

Charles Jackson Concord, Mass. 

Mrs. Stephen Barrett, Jr Ayer Junction, Mass. 

Mathew Bridge San Francisco, Cal. 

William D. Bridge New Haven, Conn. 

Mrs. William Barber San Rafael, Cal. 

Wm. H. Bridge Mo, hh head, Mass. 

Bobert Bridge Marblehead, Moss 

Edward Bridge Marblehead. Moss. 

Mrs. Isabella Freeman Sandwich, Mass. 

Bowman B. Johnson Dresden, Me. 

Elizabeth W. Gerry East Lexington, Mass. 

Charles Downing Newburg, N. Y. 

Henry Garfield Cleveland, Ohio. 

William Garfield Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald Boston, Mass. 

John H. Sherburne Boston, Mass. 

Charles Morris U. S. Arm;/. 

Caroline L. Hoy Washington, B. C. 

Gertrude M. Burnham Lowell, Mass. 

Caroline Watson Charlt stown, Moss. 

John W. Bridge Lawrence, Mass. 

John W. Bridge, Jr Laurence Mass. 

Benjamin Hartwell Bridge Lawrence, Mass. 

[Seven mouths old, in the ninth generation from John Bridge.] 

Unveiling of the Statue. 

The services connected with the unveiling of the statue of the 
"Puritan" on Cambridge Common were held, in accordance with 



12 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

previous arrangement, in Shepard Memorial Church, the mem- 
bers of the city government, invited guests, and citizens gen- 
erally assembling informally at the hour appointed. 

The church was well filled, among the audience there being 
many distinguished citizens, conspicuous among whom was the 
venerable donor. There were also numerous other descendants 
of John Bridge, including Nathan William Bridge, Esq., 
of West Medford, Mass., and Judge Charles Devens, of the 
Supreme Court of Massachusetts. 

Services. 

The opening exercise w 7 as the performance of a voluntary on 
the organ by Edwin L. Gurney, organist of Broadway (Cam- 
bridge) Baptist Church, at the conclusion of which Alderman 
John Read, chairman of the committee of arrangements, made 
the following announcement : — 

Fellow Citizens and Guests : — ^Ye are assembled at this time for 
the acceptance of the statue of John Bridge, the Puritan. I invite the 
Rev. Dr. Alexander McKenzie to invoke the divine blessing. 

Rev. Alexander McKenzie, D. D., of the Shepard Memorial 
Church, then offered prayer, at the conclusion of which the audi- 
ence joined in singing the following hymn, accompanied by 
the organ : — 

HYMN BY REV. LEONARD BACON, D. D. 

O God, beneath thy guiding hand, 

Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; 
And when they trod the wintry strand, 

With prayer and psalm they worshipped thee. 

Thou heard'st well pleased the song, the prayer: 

Thy blessing came ; and still its power 
Shall onward through all ages bear 

The memory of that holy hour. 

Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God 

Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; 
And where their pilgrim feet have trod, 

The God they trusted guards their graves. 

And here thy name, O God of love, 

Their children's children shall adore, 
Till these eternal hills remove, 

And spring adorns the earth no more. 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 13 

Alderman Read : — 

" The statue which will he unveiled immediately after these exercises 
is the work of the late Thomas R. Gould, completed by his son. It is 
of one who, having held offices of high trust, was a representative man of 

the early times. Samuel J. Bridge, a descendant in the sixth generation, 
has made this gift to the city of Cambridge, ami his letter of presentation 
will now he read by George H. Howard Esq., the President of the Com- 
mon Council." 

President George H. Howard then read the following letter: 

Boston, Sept. 20, 1882. 
To the Honorable James A. Fox, 

Mayor of Cambridge: 

Sir, — I beg to offer to the city of Cambridge, through you, a bronze 
statue of my ancestor, John Bridge, one of the first settlers in the town, 
and a man useful and influential in his day and generation. 

The sculptor, the late Mr. T. R. Gould, has tried to figure forth the Puri- 
tan pioneer, and upon the pedestal for the statue I have caused to be 
described the typical services and character Avhich seem to me to make 
John Bridge worthy of lasting commemoration. 

If the City Council accepts this offer, I shall ask leave to set up the 
statue in one of the public squares of Old Cambridge, the exact site to be 
determined in whatever way may seem to the Council suitable. 

I have the honor to be. Sir, with respect, 

Your obedient servant, 

Samuel James Bridge. 

Mayor Fox accepted the statue in behalf of the city as fol- 
low*; : — 

Fellow Citizens : — From the communication of Mr. Samuel James 
Bridge, dated Sept. 20th last, to which you have just listened, you are 
informed that that gentleman — not now for the first time, I may say, a 
liberal donor to us, and happily present with us to-day — has presented 
this statue of his sturdy and heroic ancestor to the city of Cambridge, — 
believed to be the first statue in Puritan garb that has been erected in 
New England. 

"With becoming acknowledgment, the generous and artistic gift was 
promptly accepted by our City Council, and now being set up on our prin- 
cipal public ground not far from the spot of his early home on Dunster 
Street, we have assembled together formally to accepl the finished work. 

It gives me great pleasure to be the recipient, in behalf of the corpora- 
tion and the citizens at large of Cambridge, of this statue of one of the 
early Puritans and settlers of our ancient and favored town from one 
his worthy descendants in the sixth generation. 



14 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

John Bridge must indeed have been " a man useful and influential in 
his day and generation." Born in 157S in old Braintree, in Essex County, 
England, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth of brilliant fame, he 
came in 1631, at the mature age of fifty-three, and settled here, as the in- 
scription upon the pedestal states. He was our original supervisor of the 
public school, first townsman or selectman for twenty-three years, repre- 
sentative to the Great and General Court for four years, and was appointed 
by that body to lay out lands in this town and beyond. 

"We find his name prominently mentioned in the early records of the 
town in connection with those of Dunster, Hooker. Shepard, and others. 

" Among the reasons," says the Rev. Thomas Shepard, " which swayed 
me to come to New England, divers people in Old England of my dear 
friends desired me to come here to live together, and some went before 
and writ to me of finding a place, one of which was John Bridge." 

But I will not go into detail on these points, and thus encroach upon the 
province of the accomplished gentlemen who are to follow me, and who 
will illustrate the lives and the times of our Puritan progenitors much more 
ably than I can do. 

It is surely well to " remember the days of old," and the men as well, 
who, by their sacrifices in any department of human endeavor or toil, 
have set forward the state of human progress on earth ; and it is particu- 
larly fitting to erect statues to perpetuate the forms, the character, and 
the labors of our Puritan ancestors, that coming generations as they rise 
may not forget those devoted pioneers of freedom in religious truth and 
observances who preferred to emigrate to an unknown and inhospitable 
land, where they might worship God according to the dictates of their 
own consciences, rather than to wage a long and doubtful conflict with the 
strongly entrenched ecclesiastical system of England, united as it was 
to the complete civil power of the kingdom. 

The Puritans brought to this land the highest principles of religious and 
civil liberty ; and if we would witness the ultimate outcome of their prin- 
ciples, we may well say, with the epitaph in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 
on the great architect of that church, " Look around you." 

This statue has been executed by an American artist of genius and ex- 
quisite taste, of whom we have good reason to be proud, the late Thomas 
R. Gould, a native .of Boston, but who long dwelt and wrought in 
Florence, Italy. His untimely death left the unfinished work to his son, 
Mr. Marshall S. Gould, who has admirably and successfully completed the 
original design of his father. The elder artist has impressed his genius 
upon many portrait statues and busts in this city and vicinity. In yonder 
library of Harvard University is his fine bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson; 
the Town Hall of Lexington contains a statue of John Hancock ; while 
in the Public Library Building of Concord is one of its liberal donor to 
the town, William Munroe. By commission from the Grand Army of the 
Republic, he executed the beautiful statue of the noble Andrew which 
stands in the burial lot of our great war governor at Hingham-by-the-Sea. 
New York City claims a bust of the elder Booth ; while in the vestibule 



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JOIIX BRIDGE, TIIE PURITAN. 15 

of the Boston Herald Building his artisticfflustration of steam and electricity 

may ho admired. His portrait statue of Kinu r Kamehameha the First, at 
Honolulu, is a notable one, as well as thai ideal conception entitled the 
"Ascending Spirit, "which is appropriately placed on the burial lot in 
Forest Hill Cemetery where the mortal remains of the talented sculptor 
now repose. 

And now need I repeat, as the representative of the city, that T accept 
with pride and pleasure this statue of the devoted Puritan and non-con- 
formist, so liberally and handsomely bestowed by Mr. Bridge? and we 
will ever preserve it amid its pleasant surroundings with especial care, so 
that it may teach to our children's children to a late generation the 
courage, the self-denial, the humble yet heroic religious spirit of as brave 
and honest a body of Christian adventurers as, acting under their own 
light, have ever existed, who did so much towards setting forward the 
Redeemer's kingdom upon earth, and who so honestly labored to establish 
on this western continent what they deemed tobeagreat good, viz., 
"A Church without a Bishop, and a State without a King." 

After the close of his address, the Mayor said : — 
" A descendant of the Puritans has been invited to speak to you to-day. 
I take pleasure in introducing Col. Thomas W. Iligginson." 

Col. Higginsoa then delivered the dedicatory address of the 
occasion, as follows : — 

The man whose name we to-day commemorate represents none of those 
classes which have hitherto almost monopolized bronze and marble. He 
was neither general nor statesman, neither poet nor author. Xo encyclo- 
paedia records his name, no history of the nation mentions him. Is it not 
strange that under these circumstances we should meet to dedicate his 
statue? On the contrary, it is for this very reason. It is a characteristic 
of the rising art of America, that, unlike the art of older nations, it cele- 
brates the common man. Yonder silent figure upon our soldier-' monu- 
ment does not wear the uniform of the brilliant general of cavalry, whose 
name heads the inscription below, but that of the hundreds of private 
soldiers whose names follow. It is the same with nearly all of the thou- 
sand other soldiers' monuments throughout the land. In the same way, 
going back to the Revolution, we have French's " Minute-Man" at Con- 
cord. Following the same instinctive tendency, going back to the settle- 
ment of the country, we have before us not Winthropj not Endicott, lot 
the private soldier, or at most the non-commissioned officer of the early 
Cambridge settlement, the typical Puritan, plain John Bridge. 

It is the first time, so far as I know, that the e very-day Puritan has 
appeared in sculpture. In the time when the clergy were kings or 
viceroys, this man was content to be a deacon. In the time when this 
very Cambridge Common, where we stand, was the scene where gov- 
ernors were elected, John k Bridge was satisfied with an office which is 



16 JOHX BEIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

to this day a school of humility, and was member of the " Great and General 
Court."' He was, in the expressive phrase of that day, a "townsman." 
He stands for the plain people, who founded the little settlement, and 
built for their defence the great " pallysadoe " and "fosse" which once 
passed within a rod or two of where the statue stands, and which have 
left their memorials to this day in the willow-trees of yonder play-ground. 
John Bridge probably worked in person on those defences; he was one of 
those who kept back the Indian and brought civilization forward; he 
stands for the average ancestry of us all. Whatever we now possess we 
owe, in a general sense, to the fact that our forefathers were even such 
men as John Bridge. 

But, beyond this, we owe a peculiar debt to him individually. It hap- 
pened to him to be instrumental, in a special way. for preserving the very 
existence of the little settlement. He came to America in 1631, probably 
as a member of a company from Braintree. England, which settled first 
near Mount WbUaston, and then was removed hither by order of the 
General Court, being soon joined by Rev. Thomas Hooker, who became 
their pastor. John Bridge came to Cambridge, then Xewtown. in 1632; 
owned land here in that year, and became a freeman March 4. 1635. He 
lived at that time on the northeast corner of Dunster and South Streets, 
owning also a house on Holyoke Street soon after. In 1630 came an event 
which very nearly brought about the extinction of the little settlement. 
Parson Hooker, moved by the earliest outbreak of what has since been 
called the Western fever, made up his mind that the village, with 
its sixty-two houses, was too crowded for him and too near other villages. 
This was at least the nominal reason why he and the bulk of his congrega- 
tion resolved to set off through the woods to Connecticut with wife and 
child, bag and baggage, cows and oxen, there to establish a transplanted 
Xewtown at what is now Hartford. It is very possible that this formida- 
ble secession might have been the death of the little town, but for one fact, 
that John Bridge decided, in his sturdy Puritan spirit, to stay where he 
was and save the settlement. 

The way in which he saved it was this: There was at that time in 
England a young clergyman named Shepard, not yet thirty years old, but 
of such repute for piety and eloquence that he has come down to posterity 
with four resounding epithets forever linked to his name, — " the holy, 
heavenly, sweet-affecting, and soul-ravishing Mr. Shepard." We know 
from his own autobiography that he came to America by the urgent 
request of friends: but the only friend whose name he mentions is John 
Bridge. He came at the most opportune time, with a company of sixty, 
and was persuaded to remain temporarily, at least, in Cambridge. He 
and his party stayed permanently; they took the meeting-house of Mr. 
Hooker, the dwelling-houses of his parishioners; and when, upon a day 
in June in 1636, Mr. Hooker and his hundred men, women, and children 
went with their oxen and cows through the streets into the wilderness, 
Mr. Shepard and his sixty stood at their newly acquired front-doors and 
bade them farewell. Exit Hooker; enter Shepard: but John Bridge was 



JOTIX BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 17 

the link between. Tie was like the French herald whose duty it was to 
proclaim the kind's death and the accession of his successor. •■ /.• roi est 
rot." It would have been strange indued if when the new 
church was organized John Bridge had n<>t become its first deacon. lie 
was. as the facetious Cotton Mather would undoubtedly have said, had he 
but thought of it. •• the Bridge that carried us <>•. 

And, as it turned out. by securin-- Mr. Shepard he secured not the town 
only hut the college. That was placed here partly for the sake of the 
climate, but more for Mr. Shepard* s sake. It was because of him. Cotton 
Mather tells us. that this, w ' rather than any other place, was pitched upon 
to be the site of that happy seminary." There was thus a regular chain 
of circumstances. It was because of Deacon Bridge that Mi-. Shepard 
came: because of Mr. Shepard that the college came; because of the col- 
hat the name came, taken from the English university town. 
Whether John Bridge was or was not identical with the "Mr. Ibidges" 
who gave the infant college £o0 in 1638, and who united with others in 
giving it £20 worth of goods four years after, this cannot now be deter- 
mined; but the point beyond question is. that he indirectly secured its 
presence in Cambridge and all the advantages that have come to both 
college and city from the combination. 

Under such circumstances. John Bridge began the duties of what an 
i poet calls the "mild diaconate" — not so mild then as now. In 
those days, when the village and parish were one, the minister was com- 
mander and the deacon was orderly sergeant. In that capacity John 
Bridge may have personally beaten the drum which was used in 1636, 
according to Johnson, to call the people of the village to church. At any 
rate he doubtless superintended the offices of the church, and the schooling 
of the children, so far as it went; he was deacon for twenty-two years, 
selectman for twelve years, and member of the Legislature for four. He 
was frequently employed in the settlement of estates and in determining 
the boundaries of towns. He was one of the commissioners appointed by 
the town when Billerica was set off from it. and his son was one of the 
ttlers of Lexington, both of these towns having been included in 
the unwieldy Cambridge of that day. John Bridge's own homestead was 
outside the village, and included twelve acres not far from where Craigie 
House now stands: he also owned a strip opposite, on the south side of 
tlie Watertown road, and running to the river. It included five acres of 
marsh and one of upland, perhaps including part of the very field across 
which our poet Longfellow loved to look at the winding Charles. In this 
homestead, then a rural region, he lived until his death in IGO.j; and it is 
it to find that his son, in transferring a part of the real estate at a 
later period, descril 'the mansion house of my honored father, 

>d."' It i- not always that sons remember to express respect for 
their fathers when disposing of their property. 

It is in a similar feeling of respect to that worthy man that we honor his 
monument to-day. Bronze corrodes and marble crumbles, but they are, 
nevertheless, among the most permanent of earthly things; and this modest 



18 JOIIX BEIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

Puritan name "will take long life from this event. One of the most famous 
of modern English sonnets describes an imaginary traveller in the Easl as 
finding in the desert two vast and trunkless legs of stone, with a carved 
and broken head resting near them. On the pedestal appears, — 

" My name is Ozymandias, king of kings, 
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." 

And the poet adds : — 

" Nothing heside remains. Round the decay 
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, 
The lone and level sands stretch far away." 

But of -what consequence was this desolation? The statue fulfilled its 
object. The disappearance of all else only vindicated the foresight of the 
monarch, and the name of Ozymandias is immortal. And thus the pious 
reverence of the descendants of this plain Puritan will achieve its end. 
The name of Johu Bridge, rescued from oblivion and made the type of 
the founders of our civilization, is destined to be transmitted on the lips of 
children's children yet unborn. 

"When Col. Higginson had concluded, the Mayor said : — 

"From what has been said by the orator of the day, there is no doubt 
that John Bridge, whom we commemorate, was deeply interested in educa- 
tion, and might have been a worker in its behalf in the early days of our 
college. It seems eminently fitting, therefore, that a representative of 
that college should be heard upon this occasion. I introduce to you 
President Eliot." 

President Eliot said : — 

" TVhat is this durable monument in stone and bronze to say to us and 
to coming generations ? It will say. — 

" It is good to stand stoutly in one's lot, doing faithfully and generously 
the homely duties of each day. 

" It is good to leave behind sturdy and thrifty descendants to transmit 
one's name and recall one's memory through long generations. 

"It is good to have one's life, though humble and obscure, represent 
to posterity great ideas. 

" The simple life of this Puritan pioneer in barren Newtown foretold the 
life of the teeming millions who in two centuries were to vivify the wild 
continent. It was a worthy vehicle of three pregnant principles, — free- 
dom of thought, political freedom, and freedom to worship God." 

Mayor Fox : — 

" You have heard from a descendant of the Puritans, you have also 
heard from the representative of Harvard College : let me now introduce 
to yon a lineal descendant of John Bridge himself, General, and now 
Judge De vens." 



JOHN BRIDGE, THE PUEITAN. 19 



Judge Devests' Addi 

Mr. Mayhi:: — As a descendant from John Bridge, one degree further 
removed than my kinsman whose graceful liberality lias presented this 
statue of <>ur ancestor to the city of Cambridge, I thank you for the 
opportunity of beingpresent upon this occasion. There is little to remind 
us in this splendid city, adorned with the buildin greal university, 

in external things at least, of the humble hamlet defended by its palisade 
in which a band of exiles struggling with the stern soil, the inhospitable 
climate, the hostile savage, sought to make for themselves a home in which 
they could worship God according to the dictates of their own con- 
ice. 

It may he true, it no doubt is true, that there are others equally worthy 
to In,- commemorated with John Bridge, yet as he has been descrif-ed to 
us in the remarks of Col. Higginson, to whi rches we are all sin- 

cerely indebted, as its first townsman for many years, as the deacon of its 
church, as its representative in the councils of the infant colony, I 
suitable representative of the founders of this town. He is in this place 
; Iso a suitable representative of that great race of men to whom he be- 
longi d, the English Puritans. 

The Puritan emigration to Xew England was a part of the struggle 
which had already commenced between King Charles and his people. 
However that might end, one place they were determined should exist 
where they should be free to praclise their own faith and to act as that 
taught them. Profound as was their belief in a higher power, they knew 
that God works by human means and agencies,and that it was for them 
to endeavor to compass that for which they prayed by all the instrumen- 
talities at their command. They believed in the sword of the Lord and 
of Gideon, but the sword of Gideon for them was the good weapon that 
hung in their own belts, and whose hilt was within the grasp of their own 
strong right hands. 

"We may imagine, if we cannot know, the intense interest with which. 
during the years John Bridge lived here, these people watched the progress 
of that English Revolution which has made of all who speak tl 
tongue a free people. Here they heard of the open war in England be- 
tween their king and his Parliament, of the first doubtful and undecided 
conflicts under the inefficient commanders on behalf of the Parliament, of 
the rise of the great Puritan soldier Cromwell, of the victories of Naseby, 
Dunbar, and finally of Worcester, and of the complete triumph of the 
Puritan party. Here. too. came later the sad news of that September 
day when the Lord Protector sank to his eternal rest, and the way was 
open lor the return of the king to England. Although he heard of all 
these events. John Bridge did not live long enough i<> know of the second 
-:i Revolution which was so promptly responded to in Massachusetts 
and which finally drove the Stuart kings into exile. To him it may have 
Seemed as if this contest had failed. He certainly could not have real- 
ized how vast was the work which the Puritans had dune and were to do 



20 



JOHX BEIDGE, THE FCBITAN. 



on this as well as the other side of the water, or how great was the im- 
pression they would make on the people of a vast continent. 

Mr. G. W. Curtis has said, " Through all our history, from the deposition 
of Andros to Bunker iliU, and from the Declaration of Independence to 
the Proclamation of Emancipation, the dominant power in American 
civilization has been the genius of Puritan England." 

If we look back to the days of the Revolution vre see how strong 
was its influence over those who conducted it. Mr. Winthrop, who (I 
may. without impropriety say. now that he is absent from us and separated 
by the stormy sea) emulates so well the dignified and scholarly virtues of 
his illustrious ancestor, has in one of his recent orations preserved a let- 
ter of Col. Prescott which might in its spirit have been written by one of 
the Puritans themselves. I quote it from memory, and not with entire 
verbal accuracy. " Our forefathers,- says he. " passed the vast Atlantic, 
spent their blood and treasure that they might enjoy their liberties both 
civil and religious, and transmit them to their posterity.- . . . . " Is 
not a glorious death in defence of our liberties better than a short and 
infamous life, and our memory to be had in detestation to the latest pos- 
terity ? Let us all be of one mind, and stand fast in the liberties wherewith 
Christ has made us free: and may he of his infinite mercy grant us deliv- 
erance out of all our troubles! " 

This was a letter written on behalf of the farmers of Pepperell to the 
inhabitants of Boston some months before the battle of Bunker Hill. As 
we stand here we recall that summer night of the 16th of June. 1775, 
when the two regiments selected by Prescott, one his own, the other 
commanded by Col. Ebenezer Bridge of Lexington, the great-grandson of 
John, stood here upon this very Common together, and the venerable pres- 
ident of the College came from his study to invoke the blessing of God 
on their expedition. 

Not, Mr. Mayor, when the hour of trial came in our day and generation 
to us, was the influence of these Puritan forefathers absent. It is at such 
a time they will always be freshly remembered. Let then this statue 
staud, in its simple Puritan garb, in memory of one of the founders of this 
city, of the race of men to whom he belonged, and in honor to their sim- 
ple lives, their high courage, and their unswerving faith. 

At the conclusion of Judge Devens' address, the audience 
again joined in singing a hymn with the organ accompaniment. 

Hymn. — " America. " J. S. Dwight. 

I Mess our native land! 
Firm may she ever stand, 

Through storm and night: 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave, 
Do thou our country save 

B3 tin great might. 



JOHX BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 21 

For her our prayer shall rise 
To God above the skies, 

On him we wait; 
Thou who ail ever nigh, 
Guarding with watchful eye, 
To thee aloud we cry, 

God save the state! 

A benediction was then pronounced by Rev. Edward II. Hall, 
of the First Parish Church, and the audience then adjourned to 
the Common to witness the ceremony of unveiling. 

The Unveiling. 

"When all had reassembled around the statue, which was en- 
tirely covered with cloth, Mayor Fox spoke as follows : — 

" This statue of John Bridge, the Puritan, presented to the city of Cam- 
bridge hy one of his descendants in the sixth generation, having been 
formally accepted, it is my direction that it be now unveiled.*' 

At the signal of the Mayor, the folds of the covering quickly 
separated, and it fell to the base of the statue, disclosing an 
undoubted impersonation of the typical Puritan, in whose stern 
and resolute countenance is fully reflected the strong character 
of the men who founded our New England institutions of free- 
dom and education. 

The following inscriptions are upon the pedestal of the statue : 

[FRONT.] 

JOHN BRIDGE 
1578-1665 

LEFT BRAIXTREE, ESSEX COIXTY, ENGLAND, 1631 

AS A MEMBER OF REV. MR. HOOKER'S COMPANY 

SETTLED HERE 1632 

AND STAID WHEN THAT COMPANY 

REMOVED TO THE CONNECTICUT. 

HE HAD SUPERVISION OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL 

ESTABLISHED IN CAMBRIDGE 1635 

WAS SELECTMAN 1635-1652 

DEACON OF THE CHURCH 1636-1658 

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT 1637-1641 

AM> WAS APPOINTED P.Y THAT BODY - TO LAT OUT LANDS 

IN Ilils Io».s AND BEYOND 



22 JOHN BRIDGE, THE PURITAN. 

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ERECTED 

AND GIVEN TO THE CITY 

SEPT. 20, 1882, 

BY 

SAMUEL JAMES BRIDGE, 

OF THE SIXTH GENERATION 

FROM JOHN BRIDGE. 



[RIGHT.] 

THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD 
SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. 



[left.] 
THIS PURITAN 

HELPED TO ESTABLISH HERE 

CHURCH, SCHOOL 

AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT 

AND THUS TO PLANT 

A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH. 



Descendants of John 
Bridge. 



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The long expected and much desired Bridge Genealogy, com- 
piled by Rev. W. F. Bridge, of Ohio, is at last completed. 

I am surprised to find in it the names of so many that have 
held high positions in the Country. The book includes a Pres- 
ident of the United States, member of the Cabinet, Foreign 
Ministers, Consuls, Judges of the Supreme and Superior Courts, 
Judges of Probate, and Registers of Probate, a Presidential 
Elector, Officers of the United States Customs, Officers of the 
Army and Navy, Officers of note, and faithful, self denying sol- 
diers in the war of the Rebellion, a United States Attorney 
General, and a Marshal, High Sheriffs, and Deputy Sheriffs, 
Mayors of Cities, Governor's Council, Selectmen, and other 
Municipal Officers, Postmasters, Eminent Lawyers, Clergymen, 
Physicians, Engineers, Geologists, Professors, Teachers, Mer- 
chants, Horticulturists, Landscape Gardeners. Planters, Farmers, 
&c. No family in New England can show a better record. We 
have much to be thankful for, 

Yours truly, 

SAMUEL J. BRIDGE. 
Bos fan October i. 1884. 




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