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September 2, 1896.
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The Poor-Poore Family in 1896.
September 2iid, 1896, the brightest day of the
month that year, ( it was well that our reunion was
on that day as most of the days of that month were
rainy, and on some, very violent storms occurred),
some three hundred persons bearing- the name of Poor-
Poore and other names who were related by marriage
or descent, gathered at the " Pines " on the Grove-
land side of the Merrimac. With pure air warmed
by golden sunlight shining through a clear atmos-
phere, made fragrant by the perfume of lofty pines,
and beautiful by the changing hues of the rich au-
tumnal landscape, all hearts were aglow for the re-
union of family associations, — there on the river made
famous by the songs of the Poet Whittier. About
three quarters of those who registered their names
were of Massachusetts, most of the others of New
Hampshire, and we noticed that one came from each
Indiana and Vermont, over two hundred and forty
bought dinner tickets — some were present who
brought their lunch, and thus had an enjoyable basket
picnic with their immediate friends in pleasant spots
about the grove. And, as on former occasions, Mr.
Cleaves K. Hutchinson, of Peabody, Mass., rendered
very valuable assistance through the day registering
the names of attendants of this reunion.
Among the proceedings of the day was a solo
" Winter Lullaby " by Miss Mabel B. Stone of Hav-
erhill, accompanist, Mrs. J. M. Poor, of Haverhill.
Singing by the audience the " Family Motto Song."
Mrs. J. M. Poor, accompanist, beginning :
4 THE POOR-FOORE FAMILY GATHERING
(Tune, Auld Lang Syne.)
Three men once stood where now we stand,
On this Xew England shore;
Self-exiled to a stranger land —
Three men and they were Poor !
Three men and they were Poor my friends;
Three men and they were Poor;
Self-exiled to a stranger land —
Three men and they were Poor !
A recitation entitled " the Pride of Battery B," by
F. H. Gassoway, was rendered by Mrs, Daisy Cutler
Porter, of Boston.
On exhibition, Mr. Edward P. Poore, of Lawrence,
had, and for sale, an excellent photograph of a pen and
ink drawing of the birthplace of Gen. Enoch Poore,
of Revolutionary fame. This house stands on the
homestead of the General's great grandfather Daniel
Poore, the immigrant ancestor, but nearer the Shaw-
shin than the first house on the farm stood. Mr. John
M. Poor, No. 20 Park St., Haverhill, presiding
officer of the day, who is very much interested in the
general, and has collected much information relating
to him, has for sale photographs of him from a paint-
ing by Kosciusko, also of his advertisement or order
issued at Yalley Forge, Jan. 21st, 1778, to deserters
from the army, which he exhibited, and sells them at
twenty-five cents each, also photographs of Dr.
Daniel W. Poor at the same price.
At this reunion a large party repaired to the out-
door audience seats in the grove, where a family group
photograph was successfully taken by Geo. W. AY.
Bartlett, artist, Haverhill, Mass., Avho sells it at fifty
cents each. The photograph was a decided success,
and is now highly prized as a souvenir of the occa-
An amusing incident, not down on the programme,
occurred at this time, viz :
Everything being in readiness for the artist to per-
form his work, just as the cousins Avere putting on
their Sunday and holiday expressions of counte-
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nances, some one called our president's attention to
the fact that a colored lad of some twelve summers
was occupying a prominent front seat. The genial
president remarked " This will never do " ( to have
that boy's picture). Accordingly Mr. President with
a benign countenance and a fatherly hand led the
aforesaid colored lad to the rear of the seats, and pat-
ting him on the head placed him behind a large pine
tree. It was well done. All eyes were now turned
to the camera — a very clear and excellent photograph
was obtained; but on examination it appears the
twelve-year-old had stolen from his hiding place and
taken a back seat, — while the artist captured the
woolly head with the rest of the Poor children.
FOKMAL EXERCISES OF THE DAY.
The association was called to order in the audience
hall of the pavilion at 10.30 a. m. by the chairman of
executive committee, John M. Poor, of Haverhill,
President of the day, who called upon Rev. Calvin M.
Clark, pastor of the Centre church, Haverhill, to offer
prayer. ( Chaplain, Rev. Daniel W. Poor, D. D., of
Philadelphia; Alternates, Rev. A. AY. Perkins, D D.
of Worcester, Mass., Rev. AYm. G. Poor, Keene, IS".
H., of the day not being present.)
Written by Mrs. Sally S. (Poor) Washburn, sung by Mrs. Mary I.
(Palmer) Davison, of Chelsea, Mass. Accompanist Miss Mabel B.
Stone, Haverhill, Mass.
As pilgrims to a shrine
With willing feet we come,
To trace again our fair descent
From one ancestral home.
With reverent love we turn,
To those who hither came —
O'er stormy seas, 'neath dark'ning skies
— Who bore our family name.
A stranger land they sought.
Toil, danger met them here.
But theirs the faith, the purpose high
The love that casteth fear.
THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
Our thanks to them we owe,
Their worth, their work we praise;
Because of their fidelity,
Our happy hymn we raise.
Then tributes, warm and true
To all from far and near;
To those we meet, — a welcome smile
To those we miss,— a tear.
O guiding Hand, whose power
Our fathers recognized.
Hold us, as then, within Thy care
A heritage most prized.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME.
by the president of the day.
My Dear Kindred Friends of the Poor-Poore
Family Association: —
If we go back in search of our family history 830
years, to the time of the invasion of England by Wil-
liam, Duke of Normandy, we find, as we suppose, the
first record of our family name, — Roger Poor, a chap-
lain in the invading army, who on account of his short
prayers had become popular and a favorite among the
soldiers. After the victorious l!^ormans had taken
possession on British soil he was appointed Bishop
of Sarum, and still later Lord High Chancellor of
England, and in the absence of the King, ruled as
regent. Alexander Poor was Bishop of Lincoln;
Negellus Poor was Bishop of Ely; Herbert Poor was
Arch-deacon of Canterbury, and one of the King's
justices in 1199; Bishop Richard Poor was Dean of
Sarum and Bishop of Chichester, and under his care
and oversight Salisbury Cathedral Avas built, it being
one of the finest structures in England, its lofty
spire rising 406 feet from the ground, and containing
life-size statues, sculptured from the finest marble, of
AT GROVELAND, 1S96— ADDRESS OF WELCOME. 7
Bishop Roger and Bishop Richard Poor; the latter
we may infer was the most noted personage of our
family of whom we have any record.
We might with laudable pride make mention also
of several of our family who have won distinction on
this side of the Atlantic, viz., General Enoch Poor of
Revolutionary fame. In a communication to con-
gress General Washington, in referring to his death,
said: "He was an officer of distinguished merit, who
as a soldier and citizen, had every claim to the esteem
and regard of his country." Rear Admiral Charles
H. Poor, who was connuodore and in command of the
Brooklyn and the Roanoke war steamers in the war
of the Rebelhon. Dr. Daniel Poor, one of the first
missionaries sent to Ceylon by the American Board
of Foreign Missions in 1815. Dr. Daniel W. Poor,
his son and our senior chaplain; eminent as a preacher
and a professor of Ecclesiastical History, who on ac-
count of the infirmities of age is not able to be with
us today and participate in these exercises; and Maj.
Ben : Perley Poore, our contemporary and friend, of
whom one writer says, "He was a great leader; he
possessed a great soul; he had a national reputation;
he was at home in all departments of literature; he
was especially great as a journalist, historian, biog-
rapher, in statesmanship and antiquities, it is hard to
find a man so gifted. His work was done here on
earth; God called him; in his death he became im-
mortal." Who of us, my friends, merits so noble a
With this list of illustrious men of our family who
have all (save one) gone before us, we might justly feel
proud, and that we are descendants of no ignoble race
of peoi)le. We have met here today for the purpose
of ^ indicating and upholding tlie good name that has
been bequeathed to us by oiu- fathers ; let us hold high
the banner of intelligence, honesty, loyalty and god-
liness, remembering that " A good name is rather to
be chosen than great riches."
By communion and social intercourse together
8 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
may we receive new inspiration to strive to keep our
oi'ganization up to the highest hopes and expectations
of its founders. Ma}^ we be progressive, striving to
keep pace with the rapid march of knowledge in every-
thing appertaining to the welfare of mankind, and our
edification and enhghtenment. And may we live
hei-e in old Essex County, Massachusetts, the first
camping ground of our ancestors, John, Daniel, Sam-
uel, Alice and Thomas, not wait to be regularly or-
dained preachers, but without any particular authori-
ity cordially extend the right hand of fellowship to
those who come fi'om afar, and make them feel they
are among their friends, and that this is indeed a day
of thanksgiving, and, notwithstanding death has
made havoc in our ranks, may we remember the beau-
tiful words of Longfellow, where he says :
" Be still sad heart, and cease repiniug,
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall."
and instead of a day of mourning and sadness, let it
be one of thanksgiving, joy and gladness.
Members of the Poor Family Association : In be-
half of the executive committee, whose servant I am,
I now extend to you all, of whatever name you bear,
a most cordial welcome to this our sixth triennial
gathering. Welcome to Massachusetts, first among
its sister states in intelligence and benevolence; to
Essex county, the first home of our ancestors; to
Haverhill, where the pioneers of 1640 endured so
many hardships, and cruelties, and where today more
shoes ai'e made than in any other city in the world;
to " the feast of reason and flow of soul " and to the
banquet provided for your entertainment and enjoy-
AT GROVELAND, 1806— A WELCOME IN VERSE.
A WELCOME I^ YERSE.
Written for the Occasion by Eben Lincoln Poore.
Come hither my kinsmen! come hither together,
Though long be the journey, uncertain the weather;
Leave the farm and the dairy, the summons obey,
With your wives and your children come hither today.
Leave the mill and the counter, the close marts of trade.
Let the music of hammer and anvil be stayed,
And with songs and with speeches round a well-laden board.
The time that is given, you well may att'ord.
Ye doctors and lawyers and ministers, too,
Come, lend us your presence — there's room here for you;
Lay the books of your science aside for the day.
Your thoughts may be broadened by turning away.
From city and country, from villa and cot.
Whatever your calling, whatever your lot.
Though strangers are coming, what matters it whether?
We're heirs of " three brothers " and Poor all together.
'Tis not of rich things we're given to boast.
But the praise of true yeomen we sing as our toast.
The deeds of brave women, the strength of strong men,
Come down as our birthright. We'll praise them again!
In planting their homes on this wild western shore,
They labored that tyrants should rule them no more.
And our glorious nation to all is the proof
That in building the structure they built on the Truth,
So we as their children still stand for the right.
And faithful to duty as God gives us light;
That those who shall follow, our children as one
Will rise and call blessed the work we have done.
Ah! faitliful the sowing. To us it is given
To read the right fruitage so blessed of kind Heaven,
But vain was their labor, unless we shall seek.
To sow by all waters as well as to reap.
With thoughts of our kindred we meet for a day.
With thoughts of home duties we hasten away.
Yet thoughts of our greeting, the friends we have met.
As we part from each other we'll not soon forget.
May the Lord in his goodness still with us abide,
Upholding, supporting, whatever betide.
And grant as our portion in infinite love,
A rest from our labors in mansions above.
REPORT I:N^ REFEREIS^CE TO THE HIS-
TORY OF THE FAMILY.
By Alfred Poore, its Historian, of Salem, Mass.
During the last three years we have been engaged
on our hfe enterprise and should have before this time
had as full and complete genealogy of descendants of
immigrants Samuel and Daniel Poore as we have of
the tribe of John, their elder brother, which we pub-
lished 15 years ago.
But the want of sufficient interest in the undertak-
ing by many who were asked to give the needed in-
formation for a genealogy full and complete, has re-
tarded our progress. Why is it so? What is the
matter? for, after repeated askings by mail, we have
gone to their residences and obtained every particu-
lar, and have been asked to remain in the family much
longer than we could conveniently be away from our
What we desire is to have some one in each family
be so kind as to give us, yearly, the place of residence
and occupation of each member of his or her family ;
or oftener, if events of importance should transpire.
In most families, we observe that the females are apt
with the pen. Besides their own family let them give
more or less information relating to the families of
their brothers, sisters, cousins, and more remote kin-
dred, — their residence at the time of writing, — es-
pecially of those in the neighborhood or with whom
they are acquainted by frequent visiting or correspon-
In this connection I will say that our experience as
a genealogist leads us to say that if a youth, after
finishing school education, should spend months in
collecting material from records and by calling upon
IN GROVELAND, 1896— REPORT OF SECRETARY. 11
the families in diflferent parts of the country, for a
genealogy of a given family, he will be fitting him-
self for his future life's work — learning patience, per-
severance, human nature, and how to move generally
in the world.
In regard to materials required to make a genealo-
gy, we will make the following suggestions, viz: That
every name (including every middle name) should be
written out in full. In regard to marriages, give
place where, time when and by whom married, and
give the place, time of birth, and the names of both
parents of the person coming into the family. If the
parties were akin to each other before they were mar-
ried, give their relation. And, if the person coining
in by this marriage, had been previously married, give
the name of the former husband or wife, and names of
any children by that marriage.
In regard to births, give time and place, and re-
member to write out in full all middle names. In re-
gard to deaths, give time and place and any account
of the deceased that may be of interest to future gen-
erations; and if a head of a family, give the records
of the family down to the time of decease. This in-
formation comes in use when we are preparing obit-
uary notices for the reunion reports.
We cannot forbear to mention again the need of a
fireproof place in which to keep our property, and it
is our wish that every one of us should take into con-
sideration the great importance of having that thing
accomplished. So let each confer with their fellow
members of our association. Perhaps some individ-
ual will be disposed to build it; or if no one individual
will do it, it may be that one will build the basement,
another one will build the first story and another a
second story. We would have the basement about
12 feet deep, and each story about 18 feet high, and
have galleries around the two stories if occasion may
require. A building contractor informs us that a sub-
stantial building 40 feet square, composed of stone,
brick and ii-on, can be built to cost not over $15,000.
12 THE POOR-POO RE FAMILY GATHERING
When we have the building we may trust that funds
will be forthcoming to be used in finishing the inside
of the basement and first story, and also to help create
a fund, the income to be used in taking care of the
building and its contents; some may contribute a thou-
sand dollars, some five hundred dollars, and others
smaller sums. Members of families might club to-
gether and give like sums.
For a considerable number of years, perhaps the
first stoiy and basement will be suflScient for our
wants, and the second story in the meantime may be
used when we have reunions in that town.
As soon as the building is finished many will be
placing their antiques there for safe keeping and for
their future great-great-grandchildren to view; also
the photographs and other likenesses of their tore-
BISHOP ROGER POOR.
We in this report give the character of one of our surname found in an
ancient work translated from the original tongue by Albert Poor, Esquire,
WILLIAM PARVUS OF NEWBURG.
History of England. Book I ; Chap. VI.
Of the Bishops, Roger of Salisbury, and Alexander of Lincoln,
and the manner in which they were imprisoned by King Stephen.
After the council at Oxford (A. D. 1139), the king became so
perverted by most evil advices that, from casting longing eyes
upon the wealth of the ecclesiastics, he lay unholy hands upon
their persons, and from his lack of reverence for the holy orders
burned in an inexpugnable stain upon his royal person. Indeed,
Roger of Salisbury and Alexander of Lincoln, the most magnifi-
cent and powerful bishops then in the English church, although
he had received them with smiling countenance as they pre-
sented themselves a short time before, he now suddenly seized
and held in prison, precisely as if they were most obnoxious per-
sons and guilty of unspeakable wrongs, and he stripped them of
their wealth and castles. Now of the origin and advancement
of this Roger, inasmuch as opportunity presents itself, some-
thing must be said in order to show the depth of God's judg-
ment in his most lamentable end. This man, it is said, in the
reign of Prince William, held a small living in a certain suburb
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of Caen. At this time Prince Henry, engaged on a military ex-
pedition on behalf of the king, turned aside by chance from his
journey with his soldiers into a church where the priest was per-
forming the service, and he commanded the priest to say mass
for himself. The priest of course obeyed the command, and by
his promptness in undertaking the service and his quickness in
finishing it, so pleased the soldiers in both respects that they
declared no chaplain so fit for soldiers could be found, and
when this prince said, " Follow me," the priest attached himself
to him precisely as Peter formerly attached himself to the
heavenly king, who gave the same command ; for Peter, leaving
his little craft, followed the king of kings ; so this man, leaving
his church, followed the prince, and he was appointed chaplain
in ordinary to the prince and to his soldiers a blind leader of
the blind. And though he was a man of almost no education,
he so excelled in a certain inborn tact that in a short time he
endeared himself to his master and secured the charge of his
more private affairs. Furthermore, after this prince had come to
the throne, he advanced the priest to the bishopric of Salisbury
in return for his good offices to himself both before and during
his reign. Nay more, he entrusted to him as one who had been
tried in many things and been found faithful and industrious,
the administration of public affairs, so that not only was he dis-
tinguished in the church, but in the kingdom was second only to
the king. Obtaining thus ample opportunity to indulge his
greed, from both sets of offices, that is to say from his ecclesi-
astical and secular employments, be amassed great wealth, which
he did not disburse and scatter among the poor, but applied to
the most ambitious uses ; for he built with the utmost extrava-
gance two splendid castles, Devizes and Sherburne, and claimed
most ostentatiously that nothing in the kingdom could compare
with them. For his nephew, Alexander, also, because the king
denied him nothing, he obtained the see of Lincoln. He, too,
was a man of the broadest tendencies, and in emulation of his
uncle he also constructed with most lavish expenditure two not
inconsiderable castles ; and since buildings of this kind seemed
scarcely consistent with the honest discharge of episcopal duties,
to remove the ill-feeling which such buildings would occasion,
and, as it were, to wash away the stain, he constructed the same
number of monasteries and filled them with religious frater-
nities. But to go on with our story. When King Henry, of il-
lustrious memory, demanded from the court officers and nobility
of the kingdom the oath of fealty to his daughter as next in suc-
cession to the crown, our above-named Bishop of Salisbury not
only took the oath himself, but, as a sagacious man and standing
next to the king, he administered it judiciously and to the King's
satisfaction, to others who were to take it. But on the death of
the king, who, in his day and generation, had been the author of
Roger's great distinction, Roger became treacherous to the king's
rightful heirs, and that he might bind Stephen with equally
14 THE POOR-POOBE FAMILY GATHERING
Strong ties he took the oath to him, and thus not only did not
scruple to commit perjury, but g:ave a wonderful example of
false swearing to others. To Stephen also, when elevated to
the throne, he assumed such an attitude that by his ready com-
pliance he might perhaps have distinguished confidence with
him. Stephen felt no gratitude for his great services, and, as
the divinely appointed avenger of the bishop, whose works had
not always been of a priestly character, he took him prisoner
and kept him, precisely as if he were a person of slight impor-
tance, so closely confined, that, through imprisonment, lack of
food and the threat of punishment to his nephew, he handed
over to the king those two sumptuous castles in which all his
treasures were buried. When this was done he showed by his
bitter grief how far the taint of the love of this world's goods
had affected his heart ; for, according to Saint Gregory's very
truthful saying, "The more love clings to the possession of
earthh' goods, the more grief burns when they are taken
away." Finally the aged bishop, from the loss of those posses-
sions, in the building and amassing of which he had greatly
roused God's wrath, the victim alike of grief and madness,
doing and saying unbecoming things, by the manifest judgment
of God, closed his very conspicuous life, a long time after his
imprisonment, with a most unfortunate end. Alexander of Lin-
coln, who was taken prisoner with him, was compelled to give
up the strongholds which he had built, in the same manner as
Eoger. When this was done, with some difficulty he became
more cheerful in mind, and was wise enough to revere God's
judgment against him and to turn himself to the meditation of
more wholesome things.
But neither did success fall to the king himself, who seems to
have been the instrument of God's wrath against these bishops,
because, instigated either by hatred for their persons or by love
of their wealth, he paid too little reverence to the holy orders.
This the following history will show.
Note. — The foregoing translation is from the Historia Angli-
cana, a history of England written in Latin by William Parvus
The princes named in the chapter afterwards became kings
and are known in historv as William Rufus (1087-1100), Henry
Beauclerk (1100-1135), .Stephen (1135-1154). Newburg was born
about 1136, so that at the time of Roger's death, which occurred
in the early years of Stephen, he may have been of agesufiicient
to understand passing events, or the events themselves may
have been of so recent occurrence at the time he wrote that Eng-
land was still full of them ; on either supposition it is substan-
tially contemporaneous history of Roger's life.
It is worthy of notice that just as Roger took the name of
Pauper, the poor. William adopted the name of Parvus, the lit-
tle : do our Littles and Smalls derive their origin from him ?
By Prof. Charles M. Poor, of Manchester, ^.H.,
on the patr0ny3iic of the day.
What's in a name ? Well, there are four letters in
my name. Some of you, however, who are rich
enough to afford a final " e," can boast of five letters.
But Poor or Poore we are all of one kin, we rejoice
in a common ancestry, and are proud of the name
which we bear.
Yet it must be admitted that this name is not with-
out its disadvantages. A friend of mine recently
had occasion to take my trunk to the railway station.
When he went out on the street the hackmen all be-
gan to laugh, and one of them offered to take him
to the poor-house for nothing, if he couldn't afford
to pay. My friend's only answer was a look of sur-
prised annoyance. He had proceeded scarcely a
dozen rods before he was accosted by a policeman
with the remark that there was a cheap lodging-
house only a couple of blocks ahead, where a bed
could be had for a dime. " And say, Mister," piqued
up a ragged boot-black, before the now thoroughly
bewildered victim had had time to make up his mind
whether to get angry at the ofiicer, or not, " bein' as
you're so poor, I won't charge yer nothin' for brush-
in' yer pants." A quick glance at the once immaculate
trousers explained everything. There in large white
letters was the cause of all the jokes. The chalk
which I had used to proclaim my ownership of the
aforementioned trunk had rubbed off, and now pro-
claimed the poverty of my fi'iend.
Not much more pleasant at the time, though he
now tells the story with relish, was the experience
16 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
of a member of the family who is present with us to-
day. Wishing to advertise his trade, he did what
any enterprising man would have done, — put out a
sign. Imagine, however, the amusement of the vil-
lage wags when they read it, A. Poor, Shoemaker.
Yet there was this advantage, none could complain
if his boots gave evidence of poor workmanship,
since that was precisely what was advertised.
But there is more in our patronymic than a source
of annisement for would-be-funny people. It repre-
sents to us a line of ancestors characterized by all
those sturdy virtues which give strength and stabil-
ity to the life of our republic. Sterling integrity
combined with keen sagacity are traits which marked
our forefathers, and which we are glad to believe we
have inherited from them. The statesmanship of
Ben : Perley Poore, the enthusiasm and executive
ability of the president of our association, and the
patient, persevering spirit of Alfred Poore, our His-
torian, are all characteristic of the family. We of this
younger generation cannot pay to our ancestry the
debt which we owe it, but we can see to it that pos-
terity receives from us the name still untarnished, a
name which may perchance represent more grace
and culture as time progresses, but never, let us
hope, any less of that pure, upright, even rugged
manhood, which was so prominent in the Puritan
patriarchs of our race.
Chart.es M. Poor graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I.,
■when 20 years of age, also attended Stanford University, Cal., one year.
He has been an instructor at Brown University and in June, 1896, re-
ceived the degree of Ph. D.
A dinner was served by caterer George W. Hewes
to about two hundred and forty attendants of our
association, seated on the veranda of the pavilion
overlooking the river in view of fine scenery on the
opposite side — the president of the day invoked di-
AT GROVELAND, 1S96— LETTERS. 17
vine blessing. The inner man being satisfied the
president called on persons for speeches, but owing
to the confusion of outsiders that part of the program
was not carried out.
The association being called to order the com-
mittee appointed in the forenoon to nominate officers
to serve the coming year reported through their
chairman, C. K. Hutchinson of Peabody, Mass., the
following persons as an executive committee to act
which were by vote of the audience chosen, viz: —
Of Tribe of John.
Franklin Noyes Poor, Somerville, Mass.
John McCurdy Poor, Haverhill, Mass.
Samuel Thurlow Poor, Georgetown, Mass.
Darwin Milton Poore, Manchester, N. H,
Of Tribe of Samuel.
Samuel Poor, Hampton, N. H.
John Merrill Poor, West Newbury, Mass.
Eben Lincoln Poore, Northwood, N. H,
Charles Poore, Raymond, N. H.
Of Tribe of Daniel.
Henry Varnum Poor, Brookline, Mass.
Albert Poor, Andover, Mass.
Daniel Jefferson Poore, Merrimac, Mass.
Abbott A. Poor, Lawrence, Mass.
LETTERS AND RESOLUTIONS.
From Sir Richard Poore of London, England,
[See his Coat of Arms and Lineage in 1893 report]
43 Charing Cross, London, August, 1896.
John M. Poor, Esq., President.
My Dear Sir :
Your letter of 22nd July has been forwarded to me, as I
succeeded my father, the late Sir Edward Poore. I beg to
sincerely thank you for your kind and cordial invitation to
the Triennial gathering of the Poor Family Association,
which I very much regret being unable to accept, my position
as captain in the navy rendering it a matter of difficulty for
18 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
me to leave England. I doubly regret this as I have only-
just been relieved from the command of a ship on the North
American Station, from whence, had the occasion suited I
might have been able to give myself the pleasure of accept-
ing an invitation so cordial and full of interest. I venture to
beg that you will be so kind as to send me at your leisure
some short account of the proceedings of the association. I
also beg that you will give my sincere thanks to the Poor
Family Association for wishing to include me in their next
gathering and I beg that you will convey to them my sincere
regret at finding myself unable to be present on so interest-
ing an occasion. With kind regards, believe me
Yours very truly,
From Mrs. Susan H. Poor, wife of Rev. Daniel W.
Poor, D. D,, Philadelphia, Penn.
Lancaster, N. H., July 27, 1896.
Mr. John M. Poor.
Dear Sir :
Your announcement of the Poor Family gathering has
been received and I regret to say that it will be impossible
for my husband, Rev. D. W. Poor to attend. Last November
he had another quite severe stroke, (which is the third)
and it has rendered him quite helpless. His hearing is very
much worse and at times you can scarcely understand what
he says — indeed he is a perfect wreck of his former self.
Trusting that you will have a pleasant family gathering,
I am very truly yours,
Susan H. Poor.
From Rev. A. W. Perkins, D. D. Worcester, Mass.
311 Pleasant St., Worcester, Aug. 22, 1896.
Mr. John M. Poor,
Dear Sir :
Thanking you again for your cordial invitation to be
present at the gathering of the Poor family, Sept. 2, I
am obliged to say that it will not be practicable for me to do
so. I send my greetings to all and the wish that all who
have come with the family by marriage may have been as
fortunate as I have.
A. W. Perkins.
AT GROVELAND, 1896— LETTERS. 19
From Rev. William G. Poor.
Keene, N. H., July 31.
John M. Poor, Esq.,
Dear Kinsman :
I very much regret that on September 2, I have an ap-
pointment that prevents my leaving town that day. I have
been anticipating this year's gathering, and am sorry that I
must lose it.
Yours very cordially,
William G. Poor.
From Frances I. Poor McFadden, Cadiz, Ohio.
Cadiz, 0., August 26, 1896.
Mr. John M. Poor,
My Dear Friend :
Please excuse me for not replying sooner to your kind
letter a few weeks ago. My home has been filled with
guests and it has seemed impossible to write heretofore. 1 1
has been my desire and purpose to attend the reunion once
more and I have looked forward to it with pleasant anticipa-
tions, but now to my deep regret, find it impossible to leave
home. My daughter Lizzie, who accompanied me six years
ago when we assembled in Peabody, has been ill for almost
two years, and although now improving quite rapidly yet is
not able to endure so long a trip, and so we have relinquished
the journey and the great gathering of our kindred. It is a
great grief to me, as with advancing years it may never again
be my privilege to meet with the Poors in this earthly life,
and I am always proud to be a Poor and to belong to so hon-
ored a family, but if this meeting is denied me here, I shall
look forward with hope to the uniting with the General
Assembly and Church of the First Born, for I am sure the
Poors will not be wanting there. Thanking you again for
your hospitable invitation, I am
Yours in the bonds of kindred,
Mrs. Frances I. Poor McFadden.
A greeting to Sir Eichard Poore :
To Sir Richard Poore,
43 Charing Cross, London, Eng.
Greeting : —
The members of the Poor Family Association extend to you
a cordial and hearty greeting and beg to express our
regret that you are unable to be present "in the flesh" with
us this day. Appreciating your presence in spirit we desire
to recognize by unanimous vote our thanks for your interest
in the welfare of kinsmen on the western hemisphere.
20 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING.
Pained by the intelligence of the death of your honored fath-
er, Sir Edward Poore, we convey our condolence and sym-
pathy believing that the remembrance of his life and virtues
will always maintain an enviable place in the historical
annals of the Poore family. With great regard for your
personal welfare, we earnestly trust our next Triennial may
be graced with your presence.
AN ORIGINAL POEM.
Written by Mrs. Nira J. Bean of Haverhill, Mass., and
read by the author.
When last we met together,
Just three short years ago,
The sun shone bright, the sky was clear,
The world was all aglow.
dur joys were bright and cheerful.
Our cares were far and dim,
Like rain-clouds from the sunshine fleeting
On far horizon's rim.
We did not fear the future,
We looked for joy not pain, —
In careless mirth we spent the hours,
And thought to meet again.
And now again together
As in the days of yore.
We greet some bright new faces.
That were not here before.
But some, whose presence near us
Was dear as light of day,
Are gone, we cannot find them,
Search for them as we may.
For some are here who may not kiss
Their mother's tender brow.
Nor gain her kind and loving praise,
Nor ask her counsel now.
Some hearts are here that well have learned,
To yearn and throb with pain
At thoughts of brother, sister, child.
They meet not here again.
To us who mourn for loved ones gone
This gathering may stand
As a type of a reunion soon
In God's dear Summer Land.
For somewhere on the farther shore
Where Heavenly waters roll.
Again we'll meet them face to face
Yes, nearer, soul to soul.
A memorial regarding Rev. Daniel W. Poor, D. D. was
offered by Daniel J. Poore as follows : —
To Mrs. Susan H. Poor, Lancaster, N. H.
It is with profound regret and sorrow we learn of the
serious illness of your husband, Rev. Daniel W. Poor. The
remembrance of former gatherings of this association present
a vivid portrait of the venerable form of him who led us
in our devotions, who taught us with wisdom, who enter-
tained us with wit and encouraged us with advice. Such a
well rounded life of physical health, eminent piety, christian
virtues and usefulness to mankind, comes seldom to the lot of
man. With sincere affection and regret for our chaplain we
desire to convey to the Eev. Daniel W. Poor our earnest
wishes for relief from the distress that illness has brought
upon him. May our Heavenly Father even yet measure out
an allotment of happiness and comfort during declining years.
Resolutions referring to the late Nathaniel C. Poor of
Newton, Mass., Col. Alfred Poore of Goffstown, N. H. and
Luke Poor of Grovel and, Mass., were presented by John M.
Poor of Haverhill as follows :
Since our last gathering three of our most influential and
respected members have been removed by death, viz : Nath-
aniel C. Poor of Newton a member of our Executive Com-
mittee from its organization until his death, a wise counselor
and faithful friend; Col. Alfred Poore of Goffstown, N. H.
who, if his life had been spared, and his health permitted,
would have presided at this meeting: for most of the time
since 1881 he was a member of our Executive Board, a gentle-
man of unusual activity and enterprise as long as his failing
health permitted ; and Luke Poor of Groveland, one of our
most loyal and faithful members, always ready to serve our
association whenever duty called him ; he attended every
meeting of our organization from the first ; a christian gentle-
man of the highest type ; affable in his intercourse, honest,
22 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING.
and honorable in his dealings ; no stain ever rested on his
noble life ; " none knew him but to love him, none named
him but in praise ; ^ he was cut down in the midst of his use-
fulness, and has gone to his reward.
Resolved that in the death of Nathaniel C. Poor, Col.
Alfred Poore, and Luke Poor our association has lost three of
its most beloved and lamented members, and we offer this as
our last and loving tribute to their noble lives, and characters,
and that a page in our report of this meeting be dedicated to
The resolutions were adopted by unanimous vote.
Written by Eben L. Poore, Northwood, N. H., and sung
by the audience.
"Good-bye, God be with you! " are the words of us all,
As the clear voice of duty us homeward do*h call.
Oh, oft may we meet as we've met here today.
And the strong bond of kinship last ever and aye,
And the strong bond of kinship last ever and aye.
May our family tree spread its branches above,
Its roots grow still deeper in soil that we love.
Its fruitage the choice of the land and its pride,
And the blessing of Heaven upon it abide.
And the blessing of Heaven upon it abide.
Like the onliowing river, to meet the great sea.
Our steps shall be onward, ne'er backward shall be,
And seeking ior virtue much rather than fame;
Be true to our motto and proud of our name.
Be true to our motto and proud of our name.
With hope that shall banish the dark clouds of fear.
With hope that shall dry grief's bitterest tear,
That maketh courageous the faltering heart;
In hope may we live as in hope now we part.
In hope may we live as in hope now we part.
Circumstances have been such that we can only give in this report the names,
place of residence and time of death of those who have deceased since the issue of
his former reunion reports and other matters relating to our family. This much was
learned from newspapers and other sources. In the report of the reunion of 1902 we
hope to be able to give fuller accounts of many of these persons.
The Secretary who prepared this part of the report of our reunions will be very
thanhftil if some one in the family of their deceased kinsman will seud him a bio-
graphical sketch of said person : and if the person deceased was head of a family, to
include an account of all the other members of his or her family, living or deceased,
(giving dates of births, marriages, deaths, their occupation, etc.), bringing to the
president their family record ; being particular to state where the living ones now
reside. Please send to the Secretary other notices.
Sarah P. (True) Abbott, Montana, Apr. 26, 1891, tr. S.
Roxana (Miller) Ames, Norway, Me., June 18, 1896, tr. S.
Blanche (Poor) Armes, Warner, N. H., Nov. 12, 1896, tr. D.
Almira (Danforth) Bailey, Geo'town, Mass., Feb. 21, 1891, S.
Tamison (Poor) Beckett, Boston, Mass., May. 1898, tr. D.
Ruth L. fPoore) Belknap, Exeter, N. H., Sept. 16, 1891, tr. J.
Harriet (Kettell) Bemis, Boston, Mass., Oct. 5, 1890, tr. D.
George W. Benson, Salem, Mass., tr. D.
Elizabeth (Poole) Benson, wife of G. W., July 13, 1899, D.
Anna P. (Clark) Boyce, Feb. 10, 1889, tr. D.
Elizabeth (Wood) Bray, Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 5, 1895, J.
Stephen P. Bray, Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 17, 1897, tr. J.
Caleb T. Bi-iggs, Andover, Mass., Nov. 1897, tr. D.
Amanda M. (Crooks) Brooks, Shoals, Ind., June 21, 1893, tr. J.
John C. L. Campbell, Loogootee, Ind., tribe of John.
James Carey, Boston, Mass., Nov. 2, 1893, tr. S.
Abigail (Poore) Chase, W. Newbury, Mass., Apr. 14, 1892, S.
Emily (Foster) Cheney, N. Andover, Mass.,' Apr. 16, 1893, J.
Bradbury P. Cilley, Manchester, N. H., Mar. 22, 1892, tr. D.
Harriet W. (Metcalf) Clough, G'land, N. H., Mar. 8, 1893, J.
Sarah G. (Foote) Cook, Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 10, 1893, tr. J.
Julia A. (Shute), Currier, Concord, N. H., Apr. 16, 1889, tr. J.
David Daniels, Annapolis, Me., Apr. 7, 1899, tribe of Daniel.
George P. Daniels, Salem, Mass., Dec. 18, 1895, tr. D.
Martha M. Daniels, Peabody, Mass., Apr. 1892, tr. D.
Frank Davis, Cumberland, Me., Mar. 1899, tr. D.
Mary Ann (Poore) Dole, Concord, N. H., June 1, 1891, tr. J.
Mary E. (Worthley) Dunlap, Man'ster, N. H., July 10, 1890, S.
George N. Dutton, Pittsfield, Mass., July 18, 1891.
24 THE POOE-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
Joseph C. Eastman, Hampstead, N. H., Nov, 27, 1897, tribe J.
Marcus L. Emerson, Haverhill, Mass., May, 1898, tr. J.
Nancy (Wilson) Emerson, Haverhill, Mass., May 2, 1893, tr, J,
Sarah W. (Pettengill) Emerson, Hav'ill, Mass., Dec, 14, 1894, J.
Benj. E. Emery, Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 31, 1891, tr, J.
Sarah Ann (Poore) Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 7, 1892, J.
Abigail J. (Griswould) Foster, Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 1890, tr, J,
Chas, Amasa Foster, Haverhill, Mass., Sept. 24, 1890, tr. J,
Cynthia A. (Towle) Foster, Haverhill, Mass., June 30, 1890, J.
Joseph W. Garretson, Bartlett, 0., Jan. 4, 1889, tr. J.
Mary L. (Poor) George, N. Leom'ster, Mass., Aug. 14, 1893, J,
Grace (Brooks) Gilson, Topeka, Kan., Aug. 5, 1891, tr. J.
Elizabeth M. (Poore) Hammet, Cha'st'n, Mass., Nov, 30,'93, S.
Chas, H. Harrington, Woburn, Mass,, June 16, 1896, tr. J.
Ezekiel H. Hodgdon, Campton, N. H., Mar. 27, 1891, tr. J.
Chas. H. Hopkiuson, Groveland, Mass., May 20, 1891, tr. J.
George H, Hosmer, Dorchester, Mass,, July 2, 1899, tr, D,
Cleaves K. Hutchinson, Peabody, Mass., Apr. 189-, tr. D.
Joseph Jacobs, Peabody, Mass., June 17, 1888, tr. D.
Nancy F. (Poor) Johnson, Manchester, N. H., Feb. 15, 1894, J.
Wm. B. Johnson, Manchester, N. H., Jan. 22, 1884, tr. J.
Lydia M. Kendall, Plymouth, Mass., Mar. 27, 1895, tr. D.
Daniel Kimball, Woburn, Mass., Nov. 23, 1888, tr. D.
Louise Kimball, Georgetown, Mass., Mar. 18, 1893, tr, S,
Susan M. (Thompson) Kimball, Geo'town, Mass., Sept. 1898, J,
Martha L, (Poor) Kindleberger, Apr, 1898, tr, J,
Henry A. Lander, Newburyport, Mass,, July 19, 1892, tr. J.
Joseph W. Lefavor, Beverly, Mass., May, 1895, tr. D,
Linus L. C. Little, Hampstead, N, H., Jan, 8, 1888, tr. J,
Nancy (McKeen) Loud, Orono, Wis,, July 26, 1889, tr, J.
Fannie M. (Poore) Marsh, Gilmanton, N, H,, July 2, 1891, tr. J.
Almira (Bailey) Marshall, Newbury, Mass., Jan. 26, 1891, tr. S.
Harriet L. (Poore) Melvin, Danvers, Mass., Feb. 14, 1892, tr. J.
Abram T. Melvin, Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 14, 1890, tr. J.
Chas. Merrill, Methuen, Mass., 1899, tr. J.
George B. Merrill, Boston. Mass., Feb, 25, 1899, tr. J,
Joshua Merrill, Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 2, 1891, tr. J.
Lydia P. (Webster) Merrill, Methuen, Mass., Jan. 30, 1894, tr. J.
Nancy J. (Emerson) Meserve, Hav'ill, Mass., Mar. 14, 1896, J.
Thurza I, (Poore) Murray, Lebanon, 0., Mar. 30, 1894, tr, J,
Rebecca Moody, Newburyport, Mass,, Feb. 25, 1895, tr. J.
AT GBOVELAND, 1S96— OBITUARY NOTICES. 25
John Newell, Chicago, III, Aug. 26, (?) 1894, tr. S.
Henrietta (Woodbury) Newman, Newbury, Mar. 16, 1891, J.
Samuel Noyes, Atkinson, N. H., Mar. 7, 1892, tr. J,
Calvin Oakes, New York. N. Y., July 6, 1889, tr. J.
Martha E. (Poor) Ordwav, W. Newbury, Mass., Jan. 6, 1893, S.
Caroline (Sawyer) Orr, Vershire, Vt.. Nov. 1, 1893, tr. J.
George F. Osborn, Peabody, Mass., Apr. 6, 1895, tr. D.
John Osborn, Peabody, Mass., Sept. 7, 1890, tr. D.
Jose]3h Osborn, Peabody, Mass., Aug. 1898, tr. D.
Eebecca P. ( ) Osborn, Boston, Mass., Feb. 5, 1898, tr. D.
Theodore M. Osborne, Boston, Mass., June 27, 1899, tr. D.
Allison H. Palmer, Chelsea, Mass., Apr. 2, 1889, tr. J.
Mary E. Parker, Plattsburg, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1893, tr. J.
John Q. A. Peabody, Ipswich, Mass., Nov. 1895, tr. D.
Walter S. Peabody, Bradford, Mass., Mar. 21, 1892, tr. S.
Martha (Poore) Pearson, Newbury, Mass., Mar. 1897, tr. S.
Ariel E. P. Perkins, Worcester, Mass., June, 1899, tr. D.
Abigail M. (Eaton) Pettengill, Atkinson, Aug. 29, 1892, J.
Henrietta S. (Nichols) Pettengill, Atk'son, Nov. 10, 1888, J.
John F. Phelps, Berlin, Vt., Jan. 14, 1895, tr. J.
Chas. C. Pike, Peabody. Mass., Jan. 27, 1894, tr. D.
Silas Plumer, Newbury, Mass.. Oct. 1896, tr. J.
Abigail (Chamberlain) Poor, Boston, Mass., Apr. 13, 1894, D.
Adeline (Hodgkins) Poor, Newb'yp'rt, Mass., Feb. 26, 1895, J.
Aden Eugene Poor, Lynn, Mass., 1893, tr. J.
Alonzo Poor, Shamburgh, Pa., Jan. 24, 1891.
Amos Poor, West Newburv, Mass., July 28. 1889, tr. S.
Andrew Poor, Black River", N. Y., Jau. 3, 1895, tr. D.
Arria (Mitchell) Poor, Maachester, N. H., May 9, 1887, tr. J.
Benj. Poor, Raymond, N. H., Mar. 30, 1893, tr. S.
Benj. Franklin Poor, Bennington, Vt., Aug. 30, 1892, tr. D.
Betsey (Fitch) Poor, Lynn, Mass., Oct. 16, 1891, tr. J.
Charles Poor, Chebeaque Island, Me., Dec. 5, 1887, tr. J.
Charles E. Poor, Lowell, Mass., Sept. 17, 1896, tr. W.
Charles Poore, Bradford, Mass!. Aug. 24, 1891, tr. S.
Charles S. Poor, Omaha, Neb., May 17, 1890, tr. D.
Clarissa (Abbott) Poor, Lawrence, Mass.. July 31, 1898, tr. D.
Daniel W. Poor, Newark, N. J., Oct. 1898. tr. D.
Darius Poore, Williamstown, Vt., Mar. 13, 1895, tr. J.
David B. Poore, Wolcott, Vt., July 8, 1891, tr. J.
David Poor, Cambridge, N. Y., Mar. 31, 1889, tr. J.
Dolly W. (Tiiton) Poore, Atkinson, N. H., Dec. 20, 1893, tr. J.
Edward W. Poor, Revere, Mass., Aug. 8, 1887.
Ellen M. Poor, Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 9. 1891.
Elizabeth S. Poore, West Newbury, Mass. tr. S.
Emily Elizabeth Poor, Ipswich. Mass., Mar. 1, 1896, tr. D.
Fannie Florella Poore, Williamstown, Vt., Sept. 7, 1893, tr. J.
16 TUE POOR-POOBE FAMILY GATHERING
Fannie (Loud) Poor, Peabody, Mass., Aug. 31, 1898, tr. D.
Frederick G. Poor, Eevere, Mass., July , 1896,
Frederic Wheeler Poor, Washington, D. C, Jan. 29, 1892, tr. J.
George Poor, Bernicia, Cal., May 23, 1891, tr. J.
George Poor, Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 10, 1895, tr. J.
George Henry Poor, Bradford, Mass., Jan. 6, 1890, tr. D.
George Poore, Atkinson, N. H., May , 1894, tr. J.
Harriet P. ( ) Poor, Ipswich, Mass., Mar. 22, 1891, tr. D.
Ira Noyes Poore, Haverhill, Mass., May 5, 1893, tr. J.
Irvin Poore, Piermont, N. H., Aug. 6, 1889, tr. J.
Jane P. (Caldwell) Poor, Newton, Mass., May 9, 1891, tr. D.
Jeremiah Poore, W. Newbury, Mass., Aug. 16. 1893, tr. S.
Jesse Poore, Piermont, N. H., Dec. 28, 1891, tr. J.
John M. Poor, Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 6, 1894.
Jonathan Poor, Andover, Mass., Sept. 1890, tr, D.
Joseph Poor, May 8, 1883, tr. D.
Joseph Poore, Kensington, N. H., Mar. 6, 1895, tr. J.
Joseph H. Poor, Portland, Me., May , 1889, tr. D.
Kate T. Poor, Baltimore, Md., 1887,
Keziah Ann (Matthews) Poor, Westville, N. Y., Apr. 21, '86, J.
Laura Elizabeth Poor, New York, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1896.
Landor Poore, Sebago, Me., July 4, 1887, tr. D.
Lizzie G. (Scanlan) Poor, Boston, Mass., May 26, 1897.
Lucinda (Ptoss) Poor, Windham, 0., Feb. 9, 1895, tr. J.
Lucy (Kimball) Poore, Bradford, Mass., May 1, 1889, tr. S.
Martha (McCurdy) Poor, Goffstown, N. H., Dec. 20, 1891, tr. J.
Mary ( ) Poor, Boston, Mass., Feb. 26, 1899.
Mary ( ) Poor, Bradford, Mass., Dec. 1893, tr. S.
Mary (Ford) Poor, , Oct. 5, 1891,
Matthew Poore, Black River, N. Y., May, 1897. tr. D.
Meriam (Lowell) Poor, ]\tethuen, Mass., "Feb. 17, 1892, tr. J.
Nathan Poor, Newburyport, Mass., Feb. 29, 1896, tr. J.
Nathaniel C. Poor, Brookline, Mass., Mar. 1895, tr. S.
Ray Poor, Andover, Mass., May 3, 1897, tr. D.
Robert C. Poor, Boston, Mass., Mar. 13, 1895.
Rufus Henry Poore, Fremont, N. H.. Feb. 12, 1894, tr. S.
Sarah (Chute) Poore, Georgetown, Mass., Nov. 5, 1889, tr. J.
Sarah (Bett) Poore, Bradford, Mass., July 24, 1891, tr. S.
Sarah G. ( ) Poor, Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 6, 1896.
Sarah W. Poor, Bradford, Mass., Aug. 30, 1892,
Sophia (Shannon) Poore, Raymond, N. H. Oct. 12, 1894, tr. S.
Susan (Morse) Poor, Andover, Mass., , tr. D.
Susan E. (Drake) Poore, Essex, Mass., Oct. 7, 1893, tr. D.
Silvanus Poor, Andover, Me., Feb. 27, 1891, tr. D.
Thomas Poor, Stoneham, Mass., Jan. 1893, tr. D.
Virginia (Dodge) Poore, Washington, D. C. , tr. S.
Wm. Poore, Brownfield, Me., Apr. 15, 1891, tr. S.
Wm. H. Poor, Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 17, 1898. tr. S.
Wra. Henry Poore, Newport, N. J., May 8, 1890, tr. J.
John Prince, Washington, D. C., Apr. 23, 1891, tr. J.
AT GROV ELAND, 1S9G— OBITUARY NOTICES. 27
Edwin A. Prosser, Elysiau, Minn.. Jan. 28, 1894, tr. D.
Fidelia (Poor) Putnam, Danvers, Mass., Dec. 19, 1892, tr. D.
Sarah Jane (Poore) Remmonds, Beverly. Mass., Mar. 11, '91, J.
Ella 0. ( ) Remmonds, Beverly, Mass., Feb. 22, 1896, tr. J.
May Richardson, :May 7, 1880, tr. J.
Hattie C. (Sawyer) Sawyer, Haverhill, Mass., 1886, tr. J.
Sharlotte L. (Butler) Shedd, June 16, 1889, tr. J.
F. L. Shepard, Hancock, Mich., Nov. , 1889, tr. J.
James L. Shirley, Columbus, Tnd., July 1, 1890, tr. J.
Moses B. Simonds, Landaff, N. H. Feb. 9, 1890, tr. J.
Mehitable D. (Merrill) Slocum, Vincen's, Ind., Nov. 29, 1892, J.
Mary Ann (Poor) Stinson, Goffst'n, N. H., Dec. 1, 1892, tr. J.
Wm. Cochran Stinson, Manchester, N. H., June 2, 1890, tr. J.
Geo. Henry Stickney, Newbury, Mass., July 17, 1889, tr. J.
Sam'l Noyes Stickney, Campton, N. H., Feb. 21, 1891, tr. J.
Ebeu Francis Stone, Newburyport, Mass., Apr. 1895, tr. J.
Harriet (Perrin) Stone, . , Dec. 1889, tr. J.
Henry E. Stone, Boston, Mass., Jan. 1896, tr. D.
Mary H. Stone, Salem, Mass., Apr. 13, 1894, tr. D.
Mary (Horton) Stone, Danvers, Mass., 1896,
Thomas T. Stone, Bolton, Mass., Nov. 13, 1895, tr. D.
Wm. Stone, New York, N. Y. May 24, 18—, tr. D.
Richard Stuart, Palmyra, Me., Mar. 27, 1891, tr. J.
Chas. S. Tenny, Somerville, Mass., July 28, 1892, tr. J.
George H. Tenney, Peabody, Mass., May 11, 1896, tr. J.
Erie P. Thompson, Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 5, 1891, tr. J.
John H. Thompson, Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 5, 1895, tr. J.
Mary Janet (Short) Thompson, 'Nov. 14, 1889, tr. J.
Samuel Thorn, Erie, (?) Pa., Apr. 28, 1891, tr. J.
Ellen Florenah (Poor) True, Raym'd, N. H., Jan. 1, 1895, tr. S.
Frank Benj. True, Jan. 1, 1895, tr. S.
Mary (Prescott) True, Chester, N. H. Apr. 7, 1894, tr. S.
John Walmesley, Camden, N. J. (?) 18—, tr. J.
Mark Henry Washburn, Boston, Mass., Apr. , 1894, tr. D,
William B. Webb, Washington, D. C, Mar. 1896, tr. J.
Charlotte H. (Spofford) Webster, Haverhill, Mass., 1899, J.
Wealthy Jane (Emerson) Webster, Salem, N.H., Oct. 7, 1890^ J.
Rollins Webster, Salem, N. H., Dec. 20, 1893, tr. J.
Wm. Harrison Webster, Haverhill, Mass., Dec, 12, 1890, tr. J.
Harris Whittier. Manchester, N, H., Feb. 1. 1892, tr. J.
George F. Worthley, Manchester, N. H., Nov. 7, 1889. tr. J,
Polly (Poore) Worthley, Manchester, N. H. June 8. 1888, tr. J.
Harriet Lucinda (Poor) Wright, Dec. 4, 1889, tr. J.
A LIST OF PERSONS AT THE REUNION AT THE PINES, GROVE-
LAND, A SUBURB OF HAVERHILL, SEPT. 2, ]S9(\ WITH
THEIR DEGREE OF KIXSHIP TO OTHERS OF
THE FAMILY WHO WERE THERE.
(Note. The letters D., J., S., and W. denote the inclividual's immigrant ancestor
Daniel, John, Samuel, or William. The star denotes that the person attended the
first, the dagger the second, the double dagger the third, and parallel the fourth
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Betsey H. (Noyes)
Ayer of Hampstead, N. H. ; great granddau. of Jona. Foor of
Atkinson ; attended reunion of 1887. J.
Sylvester Ayer. brother of Mary E., above, attended 1887. J.
Emily A.'^ daughter of Hannah A. Bailey, below. S.
Hannah A.^ (Stanwood), wife of Henry T. Bailey of Maple
St., West Newbury, granddaughter of Moses*, son of John*
Poor. Attended gathering 1881 and reunion of 1887. S.
Carrie Ellen (Richardson), wife of Lewis E. Barnes, below,
great granddaughter of Col. Thomas, brother of Gen'l Enoch
Edgar Bartlett of West Newbury ; great grandson of Moses
and Martha (Thurlow) Poor of West Newbury. He is the first
son of Henry and Martha Jane (Stanwood) Bartlett. S.
Martha Mary, daughter of Edgar Bartlett, above. S.
Mary Lydia (Stanwood), wife of Edgar Bartlett, above ^
daughter of Dean R., below, and cousin to her husband. S,
Anna C. Bean, daughter of second wife of John A., below. J.
Ernest D. Bean, son of second wife of John A., below. J.
Harrold John, son of Nira J. third wife of John A. below. J.
John A. Bean, husband of Nira J., below.
Nira J. (Meserve) Bean, who attended the reunions of 1887
and 1893; great granddaughter of Jonathan', Poor of Atkinson,
N. H. cousin of EUias A. Emerson, below.
Winuifred Ames Bean, daughter of second wife of John A.,
Eliza Poor (Kelley), wife of Geo. Poor Beckett of Peabody ;
attended the reunions of 1884-7 and 1890. D.
Eliza Edwards (Foster), w. of Henry Newman Bodwell, resi-
dence West Boxford ; daughter of Jonathan Edwards Foster and
great granddaughter of Mary*, daughter of SamueP Poore. S.
Howard Lawrence Bodwell, son of Eliza E. Foster, above. S.
Mrs. Orlando Brown, 15 Vestry st., Haverhill, Mass.
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Mary Annette (Poore), wife of Frank Wood Chase, 236 Main
St. Haverhill; daughter of Moses^, of Saml.*^ Poore of Bradford,
Mass. ; cousin to Sidney Poore of Methueu and to the father of
Albert Eugene Poore, below. S.
Otis Chickering of Essex st. Andover, Mass.
Calvin M. Clarke, pastor of Centre Church, Haverhill, chap-
lain by invitation.
Lucy (Poore), wife of Moses IST. Colby, below ; was at the re-
union of 1884 and 1887 ; daughter of Esie, and cousin of Asa
Poore, below. J.
Moses Norris Colby, of Middle st., Manchester, N. H. ; hus-
band of Lucy, above. J.
Annie G. (Poor), wife of Jefferson K. Cole, below; attended
reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1891. D.
Gertrude Cole, daughter of Annie G., above. D.
Jefferson K. Cole of Peabody : husband of Annie G. above. D.
Elizabeth (Poor), widow of A. Cook, 84 Prospect st., Newbury-
port ; attended reunions of 1887 and 1893. J,
Caroline N. (Poore) Cunningham, 102 Lenox St., Boston, at re-
unions of 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890 and 1893; sister of Sullivan K.
Poore, below. J.
Abbie R. (Worthley), widow of Wm. Warren Davis, 13Bartlett
St., Andover, sister to Phebe M. Worthley, below, daughters of
Luke and Elizabeth (Poore) Worthley. Their mother was a
daughter of Stephen and Ruth (Davis) Poore, granddaughter of
Abraham, a brother of Gen. Enoch Poore.
Louise P. Davison, daughter of Mary Isabel, below. J.
Mary Isabel (Palmer), wife of Chas. Edw'd Davison, 122
Orange St. Chelsea, Mass., who sung at this reunion the hymn
composed by Mrs. Washburn, and daughter of Allison H. Palmer.
Mary S. Dole, of Concord, N. H., daughter of Seth J. and
Mary A. (Poor) Dole, and granddaughter of Benj. Poor, of Row-
ley, Mass. She was at the first gathering. J.
John A. Dunlap, No. 37 Harrison St., Manchester, N. H.,
nephew of Emily Ann Richardson, below ; has attended all six
Mattie Ellis (Bacon), wife of John A. Dunlap, above. J.
Ada S. daughter of Albert Emerson, below ; attended reunions
1887, 1890 and 1891. J.
Albert Emerson, of No. 27 Columbus Ave., formerly of Hill-
dale ave., Haverhill, Mass.; attended all six reunions. J.
Ella Jane, daughter of Albert Emerson, above. J.
Ellias Albert Emerson, North Broadway, Haverhill, son of Al-
30 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
bert, above ; attended the reunions of 1881, 1884, 1887. 1890 and
Lydia M. (Dunlap), wife of Marcus L. Emerson, below ; at-
tended the reunion of 1893.
Marcus L. Emerson, No. 100 North Broadway, Haverhill, son
of Albert, above : attended reunions 1881, 1884,' 1887 and 1893.
Sarah Ann (Greenough), wife of Albert Emerson above; at-
tended the first gathering and all the reunions. J.
Elizabeth H. (Poore), widow of Beuj. E. Emery. Pecker St.,
Haverhill ; attended the reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1893. J.
Martha Ann (Poor), widow of Joseph Farnum, and daughter
of Wm. Poor, the nonagenarian, attended the reunion of 1884. D.
Wm. N. Farnum, No. 13 Acton St., Lawrence, son of Martha
Ann, above. D.
Geo. Everett Fellows, of Raymond, N. H., husband of H. E.,
Hattie Estella (Poor), wife of Geo. E. Fellows, above, daugh-
ter by first wife of Chas. Poor of Raymond, below. S.
Alma H. (Poore), wife of Butler Abbott Fellows, below, daugh-
ter of Ebenezer of Moses Poore ; at the reunion of 1887. S.
Butler Fellows of West Newbury, husband of Alma H., above.
Harriet W. (Poor), wife of James D. Foote of Haverhill,
daughter of John, of Haverhill ; attended the reunions of 1881
and 1887. J.
Hattie I. Foote. daughter of H. W. Foote, above ; attended re-
unions of 1881 and 1887.
Elizabeth Ann (Poore), wife of Geo. Nelson Frost, of 81 Pros-
pect St., Newburyport, sister to Chas W. Poore : attended re-
union of 1887.
Caroline Cornelia (Day), widow of Wm. Leverett Gage, west
part Bradford on Boston road. Her parents were near akin be-
fore marriage (see Researches of Merrimac Valley p. 91, 145),
and her mother was a granddaughter of Wm. Grant of Wm.
Poor, consequently niece of Mary (Day) Webster, below.
Stella Vernon Gaskell, daughter of Sevena, wife of Abel M.
Poor, below, by her first husband.
Mrs. Daniel W. Gile, Haverhill, Mass.
Sarah Lizzie (Poore), wife of Frank A. Gilman of Franklin,
N. H., daughter of Penning N. of Ira Poore. J.
Hattie Fannie (Emery), wife of S. G. Glines, Concord St.,
Haverhill ; daughter of Elizabeth H. Emery above. Attended
reunion of 1887. J.
Mabel E. (Stanwood), wife of Josiah Rundlett Gordon of West
Newbury ; daughter of Eben P. Stanwood below. S.
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Ida Bell, daughter of Alonzo and Climena (Poore) Goss of
Fremont, N. H. ; granddaughter of Boardman Poore. S.
Bernard B. aged five years, a stepson of Mrs. Lizzie C. Guptill
Lizzie C. (True), 2nd wife of Geo. H. Guptill of Raymond,
N. H. ; granddaughter of Asa Kimball Poor of Raymond, and
great granddaughter of two brothers viz. : Sam'l and Eben,^ sons
of Samuel* Poore of Newbury (now West Newbury), Mass., also
niece of Nellie A. (True) Judkins below. S.
Mrs. Eva E. Hamilton, of Lawrence.
Charles Henry Harrington, No. 14 Winn St., Woburn, Mass. ;
sou of Chas. H. and Mary Ann (Poor) Harrington ; his mother
was daughter of Henry, son of Jona.^ Poore of Newbury. J.
Ellen Jeanette (Plympton), wife of Chas. H. Harrington,
Phineas Haynes. No. 33 Broadway, Haverhill, attended the
gathering 1881, and reunion of 1887. J.
Frederick H. Hedge, of Summer St., Lawrence, who attended
the reunion of 1893. D.
Abbie Maria (Merrill), wife of Joseph Edgar Hilliard, Haver-
hill, formerly of Georgetown ; great grandson of Benj.^ Poore of
Eowley ; attended the reunion of 1893. J.
Mabel J. Hinkley, No. 11 Bradshaw St., Medford, Mass. D.(?)
Catherine Osborn, dau. of Joseph S. and Lucy Ann Hodgkins,
great granddaughter of Dea. Joseph Poor of Danvers, attended
reunion of 1890. D.
Lucy Emily, daughter of Joseph E. and Emily P. (Rand)
Hodgkins of Peabody ; niece of Catherine Osborn above, at-
tended 1890 reunion. D.
Albion F. Holt, No. 73 Cross St., Lawrence, Mass. D.
Ella Myra (Ames), wife of Albion F. Holt above ; great grand-
daughter of Theodore^ Poor of Andover, and cousin to Moses
Eben Woodbury below. D.
Elizabeth (Pettengill), widow of John Milton Hopkins, No.
46 Concord St., Nashua, N. H. ; great granddaughter of Daniel
Poore of Atkinson, N. H. J.
James P. Hopkins
Lizzie Grace Hopkins, daughter of Elizabeth above. J.
Phebe Jane (Poor) Hopkins, wife of Wm. D. below, attended
reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1893. J.
William D. Hopkins of Goffstown, husband of Phebe J. above ;
attended reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1893. J.
Blanche Angeline, daughter of Chas. Herbert Hopkinson, of
Groveland ; great granddaughter of DanieP Poor of Rowley,
and niece of Mary A. (Hopkinson) Spofford below. J.
Lizzie Frances Huse of Pleasant St., Methuen, Mass. ; daughter
of Sam'l and Elizabeth E. (Merrill) Huse ; great great grand-
32 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
daughter of DanieP Poore of Atkinson and second cousin to Net-
tie Grace Sawyer below. J.
Caroline (Poor), wife of Cleaves K. Hutchinson ; great grand-
daughter of Dea Joseph^ Poor of south parish of Danvers ; at-
tended the reunion of 1890. D.
Cleaves K. Hutchinson of Peabody, husband of Caroline above ;
kept the register the third time. D.
Sarah Sophia (Poor), wife of Gorham P. Jewett of George-
town ; sister of Sam'l Thurlow Poor below. J.
R. C. Johnson, No. 11 Bradshaw St., Medford, Mass.
Elva Osgood Jones of Prospect St., Newburyport, Mass. ;
daughter of Oliver 0. and Mary P. (Moore) Jones, and niece of
Mrs. Annie M. Stanley below. J.
Nellie Adelaide (True) Judkins, No. 36 Pleasant St., Brad-
ford; wife of Enoch B. Judkins, great granddaughter of Eben-
ezer* Poor of Raymond, N. H., and second cousin to Benj. Frank-
lin Poor below. She attended reunion of 1887. S.
Ann Elizabeth (McKeen), wife of B. C. Kendall, of 311 Cen-
tral St., Manchester, N. H. ; attended reunions of 1884 and
Charlina T. Kendrick, daughter of Julia I. below.
Julia Isadore (Poor), wife of Chas. S. Kendrick, of Ward
Hill, Bradford. Attended the gathering 1881 and reunion of
Ethel Catherine, daughter of Henry M. and Charlotte E,
(Poor) Killam, of West Boxford ; granddaughter of Edward^
Poor of Georgetown. See report of reunion of 1887, page 91. J.
Florence Pearl Killam, sister of Ethel C. above. J.
Elizabeth C, daughter of Obediah and Tamison (Poor) Kim-
ball of 36 Washington St., Peabody ; attended reunions of 1890
and 1893. D.
Ella Frances (Poore), wife of Horace Kimball of Bradford^
sister of Eben L. Poore below; attended reunions of 1890 and
Mrs. Mark Knipe, Haverhill. S.
Alice Poor (Farnum) wife of Geo. Lamson, No. 13 Acton St.,
Lawrence, Mass. ; daughter of Martha A. Farnum above, and
granddaughter of Wm. Poor of Andover, at the reunion of 1884.
Fannie Lydia (Poor), widow of Jos. W. Lefavour of Neptune
St., Beverly, Mass. ; daughter of Henry, also a cousin of Sarah,
daughter of Joseph Poor of Peabody, below. Attended the re-
unions of 1890 and 1893.
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Alice McKeen of Candia, N. H. ; daughter of Jolan and Judith
(Wilson) McKeen, sister of Mrs. Kendall above, and a cousin to
Albert Emerson above. Attended the gathering of 1881.
Adaline A. (Prescott) Mathes, Adams St., Haverhill, Mass. ;
guest of Melinda Poor below.
Charles Merrill of Methuen, attended the gathering of 1881
and reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1893.
Chas. Edwin Merrill, Hampstead St., east of Spiggot Hill,
Methuen ; son of Chas. above. Attended reunion of 1893. J.
Ida Florence (Phippen), wife of Chas. E. Merrill above. At-
tended 1893 reunion. J.
Ellen M. (Poor), widow of Thomas P. Milton, No. 8 Pleasant
St., Bradford ; sister of George B. Poor below. J.
Grace Gerrish, daughter of Ellen M. (Poor) Milton, niece of
Prescott Poor below ; was at reunion of 1887. J.
Nellie, daughter of Ellen Matilda Milton above. J.
Caroline (Webster), wife of Nathan S. Morse, Chester, N. H. ;
attended reunions 1890 and 1893. J.
Eveline (Webster), wife of Forest Calvin Newcomb, Broad-
way, Haverhill ; daughter of Anna Jane Webster below. J.
Marion F., daughter of Kichard Newell below. S.
Richard Newell, West Newbury, husband of deceased Lydia
Anne, daughter of Isaac Poore. (See report of reunion of 1887,
Eliza (Poor), widow of James H. Noyes below ; daughter of
George, of Joshua, of Jona.^ Poor of Atkinson ; she was at 1881
James H. Noyes of Atkinson, N. H., husband of Eliza (Poor)
above; attended 1881 gathering. J.
Mary Ellen (Plumer), wife of Geo. Lunt Noyes of Newbury,
great great granddaughter of Jonathan Poor, of Newbury ; has
attended all the reunions. J.
Sarah M. (Poore), widow of David W. Osgood of Raymond,
N. H., sister of Chas. Poore below ; attended reunion of 1893. S.
Elizabeth Jewett Palmer, of Pepperell, Mass., daughter of
Roswell Newell Palmer, and cousin to Mary Isabel Davison,
Angelia (Poore), wife of Charles Nath^ Peabody, Salem St.,
Bradford, half sister to Isaac Poor below ; attended 1887 re-
Carrie Athelia, dau. of Angelia Peabody above ; attended re-
unions 1881, 1887 and 1893.
34 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
Maria Annette (Poor), wife of Wm. H. Pearson, 80 Main st.,
Bradford, daughter of Edw. Poor of Georgetown ; attended 1884
and 1887 reunions.
Nellie May, dau. of Maria A. Pearson above. J.
Annie M. Titcomb, wife of A. H. Pierce, M. D., of West New-
bury, dau. of Hannah M. (Poor) Titcomb below. S.
Lincoln C. son of Annie M. Pierce above. S.
Mary Emma Pike, Merrimac St., Lowell, Mass., dau. of John
D. and Jane (Poor) Pike, and niece of Asa and Irad Poore be-
low, and cousin to Olive A. A. Snell below. J.
Elizabeth (Poore), widow of Henry Vincent Pinkham, Biller-
ica St., Newton, Mass., dau. of Theodore Poor of Andover ; at-
tended 1893 reunion. D. Mr. Pinkham d. Feb. 1, 1897, aged
Mary G. (Winkley), wife of Geo. Henry Plumer of Newbury ;
at the gathering of 1881 and reunions of 1887 and 1890. J.
Aaron (formerly Isaac Aaron) Poor, of Maple St., West New-
bury, son of Isaac, of Nathan, of Eben* Poor, of Raymond, N. H. ;
second cousin to Benj. Frank Poor below. S.
Abel M. Poor, of Middle St., West Newbury, brother of John
M. Poor below ; was at gathering in 1881.
Agnes Blake Poor, dau. of Henry Varnum Poor, of Walnut
St , Brookline, Mass., and granddaughter of Sylvanus Poor of
Andover, Me. ; attended the gathering of 1831 and reunions of
1887 and 1893. D.
Albert Poor, of Andover (law. of Boston), son of James and
bro. of Geo. H. below ; attended the gathering 1881 and reunions
of 1887 and 1893. (See p. 10, rep't of 1890.) D.
Albert Eugene Poor of Reading, Mass., son of Washington L. W.
Alecia M, (Fox), wife of Sullivan K. Poor below ; was at gath-
ering of 1881 and reunions of 1890 and 1893. J.
Alfred Poore of Salem, Mass., Sec. of the Poore Association,
editor and publisher of the reports of the gathering of 1881 and
reunions of 1884, 1887 and 1890 ; attended all including 1893
and 1896. J.
Alice Eliza (Durant), wife of Harlan B. Poore below. J.
Alice L., dau. of Nathan Holt Poor, Stevens St., Peabody;
sister of Margaret Susan below ; attended reunion of 1890.
Angelina Augusta (Brown), wife of Sam'l Poor of Hampton,
N. H., below ; attended reunion of 1887. S.
Annie (Smithwaite), wife of Geo. B. Poor below ; attended re-
unions of 1884 and 1887. J.
Annie Estella (Griffin), wife of Chas. Edw. Poor below.
(?) Annie F.
Archie M., son of Abel M. Poor above.
Asa Poor of Thetford, Vt., aged 78, son of Sam'l, of Sam'l of
Hooksett, N. H. ; bro. to Irad below ; attended the gathering of
1881 and reunion of 1887. J.
Penning Noyes Poor of Franklin, N. H., son of Ira, of Sam-
ueP of Hooksett; attended 1881 and 1893. J.
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Beuj. Franklin Poor, grandson of the late nonagenarian Benj.
of Raymond; attended 1893 reunion. S.
Beuj. K. Poor, No. 83 Cedar St., Haverhill, Mass., son of
James, of Joua ^ Poor of Atkinson, N. H. ; attended 1881 gather-
Bertha Frances, dau. of Darwin M. Poor below. J.
Betsey Caroline (Bailey), wife of Aaron Poore above. S.
Caroline Elizabeth (Smith), wife of Sam'l Poor of Bradford;
husband son of John, of John of Haverhill.
Caroline Elizabeth Poore, Bradford. Mass., dau. of Thomas
W. of Isaac, of John^ Poore, of West Newbury. S.
Carrie F. (Hadley), wife of Darwin M. Poor below; attended
reunions 1884 and 1887. J.
Caroline J. (Crosby), wife of Eugene Poofi b^law-;. ai^^A^^
reunion 1893. D. —Si^lSiSOO^
Catherine (Marston), widow of Jona. Poor, Frye Village, An-
dover ; attended reunion 1884, 1887 and 1893. D.
Catherine M. dau. of Catherine Poor next above. D.
Chas. formerly Chas. D. Poor of Raymond. N. H., attended
gathering 1881 and reunions 1887 and 1893. S.
Chas. Edw. Poor of No. 28 Byron St., Bradford, formerly of
Groveland, son of Edw. of Georgetown ; attended 1884 reunion.
Chas. E. of No. 1 Coburn Place, Lowell, Mass., de-
scendant of Wm. Poor of east part of Haverhill ; attended 1881,
1887 and 1893. W.
Chas. Long** Poor, No. 81 Prospect St., Newburyport, son of
John, of Saml, of Jona^ of Newbury, J.
Chas, Marshall Poor of Manchester, N. H., the orator of this
reunion, son of Joseph A. below, of Joseph, of Sam'l'^ of Hook-
Chas. Prescott Poor, of Georgetown, son of George B. below ;
attended 1884, 1887 and 1893.
Chas. Wm. Poor, No. 65 Prospect St., Newburyport ; son of
Chas. Long Poor above, J.
Charlotte Sprague Poor, Salem, Mass., dau. of Eben S. of
Henry Poor of Peabody ; attended 1890. D.
Clarissa A. Poore, Reading, Mass., dau. of Susan R. (Saunders)
Poore below. S.
Clara Bell Poor, dau. of S. K. below ; attended 1887, 1890 and
and 1893. J.
Clifford E. Poor, son of Isaac of No. 40 Salem St., Bradford,
Daniel Jefferson Poore. of Merrimac, Mass., son of Daniel J.
of Samuel Poor of Woburn ; attended 1881, 1884, 1887 and 1893.
DarwinM. Poor, No. 81 Webster St., Manchester, N. H. ; grand-
son of Moses of Goffstown ; attended 1884, 1887 and 1890. J.
Dean Stanwood Poor, son of John M. of West Newbury, be-
Edith Poor, dau. of Geo. H. of Andover, below. D.
36 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING.
Edith Angelia (Kelley), wife of Ellsvood S. Poor below. S.
Edw. Pay son Poor, of ISTo. 91 Concord St., Lawrence, grand-
son of Joseph^ of South Dan vers ; attended 1881, 1884, 1893. D.
Edwin Spencer Poor, son of Ell wood S. below.
Elizabeth Poor of Goffstown. sister of John McC. below ; at-
tended 1881, 1887, 1890 and 1893.
Elizabeth (Piercy), wife of Gates M. Poor, No. 344 Broadway,
Lawrence ; attended 1893.
Ellenor P. Poore, Xo. 63 Franklin St., Lynn.
EUwood S. Poor, Main St., West Newbury, son of Hannah 0.
(Thurlow) Poor below. S.
Eugene Everett Poor, 463 Andover St., Lawrence, son of
George, of Joseph of N. Andover, and cousin to George H. Poor
below ; attended 1884, 1890 and 1893. D.
Fannie E. ( ) wife of Chas. Poor, of Raymond above ;
attended 1893. S.
Fanny W. (George), wife of Irad Poor below. J.
Franklin Noyes Poor of Somerville, Mass., (one of the Orig.
E. Com.), great grandson of Joseph of Rowley (now Georgetown) ;
attended 1881, 1884, 1887, and 1890.
Mary (Proctor), wife of Frederick Sumner Poor of Main St.
Andover, her husband son of Eben S. of Henry.
George B. Poor of Georgetown, Mass., son of Edward of
Georgetown ; attended 1887 and 1893.
George Bruce Poor of Lawrence, son of George Henry, of
George, of Lawrence, nephew of Eugene E. Poor above. D.
George Horace Poor of Andover, son of James and brother of
Albert above ; attended 1881 and 1890. D.
Gertrude May, dau. of Darwin M. above. S.
Hannah C. (Thurlow) Poor, Maple St. W. Newbury, wife of
Eben C. son of Eben, of Moses Poor, W. Newbury. S.
Harlan B. Poore, cor. Cedar St. and 6th Ave. Haverhill, son
of Ira N., of Jesse, of Haverhill ; attended 1884 and 1887. J.
Harriett P. dau. of George and sister of Eugene above ; at-
tended 1893. D.
Helen Poor of Topsfield, dau. of J. B. below ; attended 1893. J.
Henry A. Poore, brother of Harlan B, above ; attended 1887
and 1893. J.
Hilda Louisa, dau. of Harlan B. Poore of Haverhill. J.
Homer Durant, son of Harlan B. Poore above. J.
Ida, dau. of Samuel T. Poor of Georgetown below. J.
Ida F. widow of Jeremiah C, son of Stephen Poor of W.
Newbury, dau. of Luther Ordway. S.
Irad Poor of Goffstown (P. O. Amoskeag), son of Samuel ;
attended 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890 and 1893. J.
Irving T. Poor, son of Charles Edward above. J.
Isaac Poor, No. 40 Salem St., Bradford, sou of John D.' of
Isaac^, of John^ of W. Newbury. S.
James C. Poor, North Andover, brother to George H. above.
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J. Poor, Haverhill. (?)
John McCardy' Poor, Park St., Haverhill, sou of Dea.
Benj.^, of SaraueP of Hooksett, formerly a part of Goffstown,
N. H., cousin to Joseph^ Poor of Rowley ; attended every reun-
John Merrill" Poor, Middle St., W. Newbury, son of John'',
of Moses^ of John^ of W. Newbury ; attended 1881, 1884, 1890
and 1893. S.
Joseph A. Poor, Calef Road, P. 0. Box 366, Manchester, IS".
H., son of Joseph of Manchester ; attended 1887 and 1893. J.
Joseph B., Topsfield, Mass., son of Joseph and brother of
Samuel T. below ; attended 1884 and 1893. J.
Joseph Euock, son of Samuel T. Poor below. J.
Lawrence D., son of Charles Edward Poor above. J.
Lena, dau. of Samuel T. below. J.
Lester Dean, son of Abel M. Poor above. S.
Lizzie H. Poor of 19 Tyler St., Lowell, Mass.
Lonella S. (Adams), wife of Samuel T. Poor below ; attended
1884, 1890, aud 1893. J.
Lydia Catherine, dau. of John M. Poor of W. Newbury above. S.
Margaret Susan Poor, Stevens St., Peabody, dau. of Nathan
H. ; attended 1890.
Marietta Poor, W. Newbury, sister of Moses H. below ; at-
tended 1881, 1884 and 1887.
Marietta A. ( ), wife of Edward P. Poor below ; at-
Mary A. Poor, Woburn.
Mary Alice (Merrill), wife of John M. Poor of W. Newbury ;
attended 1881, 1884 and 1893. S.
Mary Eliza Poor, No. 461 Andover St., Lawrence, dau. of
George and sister to Eugene E. above.
Mary Ellen (Janes), wife of Joseph B. Poor of Topsfield ;
attended 1884 and 1893. J.
Mary J. Poor, Haverhill.
Mary Louisa Poor, of Haverhill, sister of Harlan B. above ;
attended 1884, 1887, 1890 and 1893. J.
Mary McCurdy, dau. of John M. Poor, of Haverhill ; attended
Mary Marland, dau. of George H. Poor above. D.
Mary Olive, dau. of Aaron Poore above. S.
Mary Vianua (Poore). wife of Joseph A. Poore above ; at-
tended 1881 and 1893. J.
Mary (Whittier), widow of Isaac of W. Newbury ; attended
Maud Alecia, dau. of S. K. Poore below. J.
Mehitable (Hills), wife of Prescott Poor below ; attended 1881,
1890, and 1893. J.
Melinda K. Poor, of Raymond, N. H., dau. of Benjamin ; at-
tended 1881, 1884, 1887 and 1893. S.
Millie A. Poore, Boston.
38 THE POOR-POORE FAMILY GATHERING
Moses H. Poor, W. Newbury ; son of Ebenezer ; attended
1881, 1884, 1887, and 1890. S.
Olive Rose Poore, Haverhill, younger sister of Harlan B.
above ; attended 1887, 1890 and 1893. J.
Orren B. Poore, Fremont, X. H. ; attended 1881, 1884, 1887,
1890 and 1893. S.
Pamelia, dan. of Samuel T, Poor below. J.
Prescott Poor, Georgetown, son of Edward; attended 1881,
1890 and 1893. J.
Raymond Adams, son of Samuel T. Poor below. J.
Rhoda (Sargent), wife of Daniel Jefferson Poore above ; at-
Samuel Poore, of Hampton, X. H., grandson of Samuel of Ray-
mond ; attended 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890 and 1893. S.
Samuel Poore. of Methueu, Mass. ; attended 1881, 1884, 1887
and 1893. J.
Samuel Thurlow Poor, of Georgetown, son of Joseph, of Jo-
seph, of Joseph, of Samuel, of Henry of Rowley, of John of
Newbury, Mass. ; attended 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890 and 1893. He
is on executive committee chosen. J.
Sarah Poor of Peabody, dau. of Joseph, of Joseph, of Dea. Jo-
seph of Danvers ; attended 1887, 1890 and 1893. D.
Sarah Elizabeth (Nichols), wife of John M. Poor of Haverhill ;
attended 1887 and 1893. J.
Sarah Helen (Marland), wife of George Horace Poor below. D.
Sevena (Gaskill nee Phinney), wife of Abel M. Poor, Middle
St., W. Newbury ; attended 1890. S.
Sidney^ Poor, No. 1 Pelham St., Methuen, Mass.. son of Gor-
ham P.,« of Samuel," of Johu* Poor of W. Newbury. S.
Sophia P. (Noyes), wife of Benj. K. Poor above.
Sullivan Knox Poor, 120 Rositer St., Boston ; son of Ira, of
Samuel of Hooksett ; attended 1881, 1887 and 1893.
Mrs. Sumner F. Poor, 29 Merrimac St., Bradford.
Susan R. (Saunders), wife of Washington L. Poore, of
Reading, Mass. (See Albert E. Poore above.) S.
T. Mitchell, son of Irad Poor above.
Walter Forest Poore, of Lake St., Haverhill, son of Ira Noyes
Poore ; attended 1881, 1887 and 1893. J.
Wm. Henry Poor, Centre or Middle St., W. Newbury ; son of
John Merrill Poor above.
Daisy (Cutler), now wife of Wm. E. Porter below and niece of
Elizabeth P. (Lewis), Smith below; attended 1893.
Wm. Emerson Porter, 43 Allen St., Boston, husband of Daisy
Emily Ann (Worthley), wife of Wm. C. Richardson below,
Manchester, N. H.; granddaughter of Geo.* Poore of Goffstown.
Wm. Clinton Richardson, of No. 711 Beach St., Manchester,
N. H. J.
AT GROVELANI), 1896— LIST OF PERSONS PRESENT. 39
Emma Ruddock, dau. of Ruth Ann Ruddock below. J.
Ruth Ann (Hopkinson), wife of Wm. H. Ruddock of W. New-
bury ; her father, Walter Henry Hopkinson of Groveland, is a
grandson of Henry® Poore of Xewburyport and a cousin to Chas.
H. Harrington above. J.
Nettie Grace (Pettengill), wife of Herbert Noyes Sawyer of
Atkinson, N. H. ; dau. of John Pettengill, and niece of Elizabeth
(Pettengill) Hopkins above.
Elizabeth Emeline'' (Dow), wife of John Pearson Scollay ; dau.
of Robert C. and Emeliue (Poor) Dow, and niece of John M.
and Elizabeth Poor above ; attended 1893 reunion. J.
John P. Scollay, husband of Elizabeth E. Scollay above.
Julia A. (Grant), wife of Charles Scott of Reading, Mass. ;
attended 1887, 1890, and 1893.
John Gushing Sears, No. 63 Whittier street, Andover.
Susan Maria^ wife of John C. Sears above; dau. of Samuel^
Johnson, M. D., son of Samuel Jr. and Mary^ (Poor) Johnson, of
N. Andover. Her grandmother was dau. of Abraham^ and Eliz-
abeth (Barker) Poor, consequently second cousin to George
H.^ son of James*', and Eugene E., son of George** Poor above.
She attended 1887 and 1893. D.
Nellie Jane (Poor), wife of John Webster Silver of Main
street, Bradford ; dau. of Moses^ of Samuel®, of John^ Poor, of
W. Newbury ; sister to Mary A. Chase above, and cousin to Sid-
ney Poor above ; attended reunion 1887. S.
Elizabeth P. (Lewis), wife of James B. Smith below ; attended
1884 and 1893. D.
James B. Smith, No. 74 Mt. Vernon street. South Lawrence,
formerly of Main street, Andover. D.
Lizzie S.^ (Cutler), wife of John M. Smith, No. 73 Mt. Vernon
street, Lawrence. Her husband was a son of James B. Smith,
whose second wife is her aunt (see below) ; dau. of Wm. F. and
Sarah A."^ (Lewis) Cutler, granddaughter of Rodney A. and Lydia
A.^ (Symouds) Lewis ; great granddaughter of Lydia A.® (Poor)
Symonds, and great great granddaughter of Theodore^ Poor, of
Eugene Snell, of Holbrook, Mass. ; husband of 0. A. A. (Poor)
below ; attended 3893. J.
Olive Ann Augusta** (Poor), wife of Eugene Snell above ; dau.
of SamueF, of Samuel®, of SamueP, of Hooksett ; attended 1881,
1890, and 1893. J.
Elizabeth K. (Gray), w. of ■ Spaulding, Ipswich ; dau.
of Eugene F. W. and Elizabeth (Kimball) Gray, a native of
Lynn) ; g. g. granddaughter of Dea. Daniel Poor of Andover. D.
Hershel A. Spofford, Groveland, husband of Mary A. below.
Mary Adelaide (Hopkinson), wife of Hershall A. Spofford
above, dau. of Ira and Julia (Poor) Hopkinson, and cousin to
Prescott Poor above ; attended reunions 1887 and 1893. J.
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Mrs. C. A. Sprague.
Annie Maria (Moore), widow of James H. Stanley, 132 High
street, Xewburyport, Mass. ; great granddaughter of Nathan
Poor of said Newbury port ; attended 1887. J.
Carrie Maud'^, dau. of Ebeu P. Stanwood below. S.
Charles Wilson^ son of Wm. Carr Stanwood below. S,
Dean R. Stanwood, W. Newbury ; grandson of Moses, son of
John, of Samuel Poore, of west part of Newbury, cousin of
Moses Hall Poor below ; attended gathering 1881. S.
Eben Poore Stanwood, W. Newbury, brother to Dean R. Stan-
wood above ; attended 1881 and 1887. S.
Gertrude, dau. of Eben P. Stanwood above. S.
Helen Lydia, dau. of Wm. Carr Stanwood below. S.
Martha Ann (Poore), wife of Dean R. Stanwood above ; at-
tended 1881 and 1887. S.
Mary (Hills), wife of Wm. Carr Stanwood. Indian Hill, W.
Newbury ; brother to Dean R. and Eben P. Stanwood above ;
their mother, Ednah S., was a daughter of Moses Poor. S.
Lillie Augusta (Farnum), wife of Charles Stewart, of Indian-
apolis, Ind., dau. of Martha Ann (Poor) Farnum above ; attend-
ed 1884. D.
Sarah Elizabeth (Poor), widow of Wm. C. Stiuson, No. 587,
Pine street, Manchester, N. H. ; dau. of Moses Poor of Goffs-
town, N. H.; attended 1881, 1887, and 1893. J.
Mabel B. Stone, No. 3 Summit avenue, Haverhill, niece of
Mary I. (Palmer) Davison above. J.
Thomas T. Stone, Danvers Centre; attended 1881, 1884, 1890.
and 1893. D.
Vivian (Hopkinson), wife of Charles A. Stone, Groveland ;
great granddaughter of Daniel Poor of Rowley, and niece of
Mrs. H. A. Spofford above. J.
Thomas D. Stone.
Mary 0. (Jacobs), wife of John H. Sutton of Andover : at-
tended 1881, 1890, and 1893.
Lizzie H. (Poor), wife of Thompson, 19 Tyler street,
Lowell ; sister of Charles E. Poor above. W.
Addie Frances, dau. of Ann Elizabeth Tilton below ; attended
Ann Elizabeth (Poor), wife of Harrison Tilton of Atkinson,
of George^, of Joshua*', of Jona. Poor^, of A., second cousin to
Albert Emerson above ; attended 1887. J.
Hannah M. (Poor), wife of Silas M. Titcomb, of W. Newbury,
sister to John Merrill Poor above. S.
Sallie Sprague (Poor), widow of Mark H. Washburn, No. 116
Addison street, Chelsea, Mass. ; attended 1887, 1890, and 1893.
AT GBOVELAND, 1806— MRS. PINKHAM'S LETTER. 41
Annie G. (Emerson), wife of George Merrill Wason of Brag
Hill, Atkinson, dau. of Albert Emerson above ; attended
Earl Bartlett, son of Annie G. Wason above. J.
Marion Emerson, dau. of Annie G. Wason above. J,
Mary (Day), wife of Chas. Elliot Webster, of Main street,
Bradford ; dau. of Wm. and Naucey (Poor) Day, and grauddau.
of Wm. Townsend and Mary (Leach) Poor ; akin to Charles E.
Poor of Lowell above. Father came from London, England.
Anna Jane (Anderson), wid. of Edwin Webster, cor. Broad-
way and Lake St., Haverhill ; her husband was uncle to Phineas
Haynes and cousin to Alfred Poore above. J.
Augusta Jane (Poore), wife of Brackett B. Weeks below, dau.
of John L., son of Samuel Poore, of Raymond, N. H., and sister
of Chas. Poore above.
Brackett Benj. Weeks, 37 Concord St., Manchester, N, H.
Mabel Augusta, dau. of Brackett B. and Augusta J. Weeks
Moses Eben Woodbury, No. 72 Bradford St., Lawrence, Mass.;
great grandson of Theodore, of Timothy, of John, of Daniel, of
immigrant Daniel Poore ; attended 1887. D.
Emma Jane (Grimes), wife of Moses E. Woodbury above ;
attended 1887. D.
Phebe M. dau. of Luke Worthley, and granddau. of Stephen
Poor of Hancock, N. H. ; attended 1887 reunion.
MRS. PINKHAM'S LETTER.
Newton, November 30, 1896.
Mr. Daniel J. Poore,
I am sorry to have been prevented by illness in my fam-
ily from answering your favor of the 12th instant earlier ; and
this has also made it impossible for me to give the time and
thought necessary to devise a definite plan for erecting a
memorial in Salisbury Cathedral, England, in honor of our
ancestors. But, feeling deeply interested in this, I am very
happy to repeat to you what T said at the association meeting.
Salisbury Cathedral is dear to all pilgrims from America
but inexpressibly so to those who feel a kinship even to the
sacred dust reposing there. I assure you that no spot im-
pressed me like it, " the apple of the eye of England." It is
most beautiful without, with its magnificent outlines and soft
gray coloring enhanced by the rich green of its velvety lawns ;
its ancient elms ; its cloisters ; the Bishop's palace and its
42 THE POOR-POOEE FAMILY GATHERING.
charming Close ; all this beauty and the history of the place
being indissolubly connected with the name we bear which is
so deeply revered in Salisbury as being that of the founder
of the cathedral.
Within, it is even more impressive ; and when I showed
to the verger my Poor-Poore book, which I carried with me,
he devoted himself to us assiduously and seemed proud to
point out the tombs and effigies of the ancient Poors, some of
which bore our own coat of arms, as did also the Bishop's
It was thrilling and inspiring to feel one's relationship to
those honored dead ; but it also pained me to think that there
was no slightest memorial to those distinguished ancestors;
so I determined that upon the tirst occasion that presented
itself I would agitate this subject and urge that the American
descendants should place a stained glass window, or at least a
marble tablet, within this beautiful cathedral in memory of
our early fathers. I think this would be most fitting — an
honor to them and a gratification to ourselves.
While I have no plan as to the accomplishment of this
suggestion, I thought it might be done either by an appropri-
ation of part of the money collected at the triennials (if there
be such now in the hands of the treasurer) or by an assess-
ment levied upon all the members of our Association.
I sincerely hope that such a movement will be under-
taken and I shall be glad to do anything in my power towards
I know that all the kinsmen who have seen it feel that
they have a mortgage on Salisbury, if they share my senti-
ments, and I am sure that all would if they once saw the
beauty aud grandeur of the wonderful cathedral.
Hoping that you may be able to arrange a successful
method of action, and wishing that I might be of more assis-
tance to you, I am.
Yours very sincerely,
Elizabeth Poore Pinkham.
About three months after this reunion Mr. Daniel J. Poore had cor-
respondence with Mrs. Elizabeth (Poore) Pinkham in regard to a
monument and we here insert the same.
It is recommended by those interested in the matter that a sub-com-
mittee be appointed by the executive committee to formulate plans
for action and present the same, (with estimate of cost) to the associa-
tion at the Triennial gathering of 1899.
The following blanks may be of great service in our work. We print
at this time some to be used in future times.
A List of Persons Attending the Poor-Poore
Reunion at Andover^ Mass*
AUGUST 30, 1899.
With valuable information given by the attendant to be used
in preparing the report of this Triennial Reunion, and to be of
service in making a full and complete genealogy of each branch of
Therefore, will each person carefully consider and answer the
following questions and thereby help the secretary to prepare good
obituary notices and a perfect list of attendants for the Report of
this Reunion, by giving your name, residence, etc.
Write in full all miDDle names.
My name in full is
My occupation or business is
My place of residence is in
on street at No
My P. O. is Box No
I have attended Poor Reunions held at the following places:
My birthplace was
My age is years ; born i8.
My father's name
His residence (if living) is
(If not living) he died in aged.
My mother's name before married was
Her residence (if living) is
(If not living)she died in aged.
Where did your parents reside when
their children were born? In
Have you been married? How many times?.
What is your partner's name?
What are the names of your children who attend this reunion?
If the secretary in future wishes of you more information regarding family records
will you endeavor to answer his questions at your earliest convenience?
for the Archives of the
Will not every member of the Poor-Poore family, whether a bearer of that name or
any other, send his or her photograph to the Secretary, that he may have a complete
collection for our archives.
All will readily see that their value will increase with every passing year, and that
thereby a great favor will be conferred on future generations.
And in order that there be no mistake on the part of the secretary in arranging them
and that he may receive them in perfect order, let each obey the following rules :
Write on the back with pencil and in a plain hand the name and residence of the
person photographed ; wrap it and the following slip, with blanks filled (the slip placed
on the back side of the photo) in soft paper ; tie with a very small string ; place between
two sheets of stiff pasteboard, wrap all in thick paper and write on this the secretary's
The slip mentioned above.
Name written in full of person photographed.
Date of birth.
Residence when photographed.
Parents of person photographed.
Mother (before married)
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