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Ths compiler of this volume has felt during nearly his 
whole life-time, that no knowledge, and no human pursuit is 
of any real value, except as it contributes to the improvement 
of the human character, and to the advancement of the true 
and final welfare of mankind. Every man is sent into the 
world for some important purpose ; every man is bound to 
make the most of himself, and to promote, as far as possible, 
the virtue and ultimate good of all with whom in any way he 
may be connected. 

This motive, the compiler does not hesitate to say,, has 
been his governing principle in preparing the volume now 
before the reader, and in the five or six other Genealogical 
works which bear the imprint of his name. 

I have for many years been deeply impressed with the 
value of Genealogy. I regard it, when properly executed, as 
an important means of human improvement Wliy else, is 
so large a portion of the Bible devoted to it ? God, in giving 
us his Word, meant our highest good. Why did he so often 
remind his ancient people of their descent from Abraham, 
Isaac, and Jacob ; yes, and furnish them with ample means 
of verifying the fiict? Indeed, the Bible may, without vio- 
lence, be considered as a Family History from beginning to 

The wisdom of God is seen in placing the human race in 
fiimilies, capable of feeling an interest in each other's welfare; 

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and a true civilization, and a true republicanism cannot be 
maintained where this family feeling is unknown. Indeed, 
no human beings can be found, in any part of the world, 
where something of the kind cannot be observed. Those 
persons, therefore, who affect indifference to the history and 
character of their ancestors, run counter to an innate princi- 
ple of humanity, implanted in us by the author of our nature 
for the best of reasons. 

The wisest and best of the ancient heathens placed a high 
value on the facts of their ancestral history. The effigies of 
their ancestors were preserved with great care, and were car- 
ried with high respect in their funeral processions. Cicero, 
in his oration for the poet Archias, appeals powerfully to this 
cherished sentiment as essential to a sound character. Our 
own Daniel Webster, the American Cicero, has said, " It is a 
noble faculty of our nature which enables us to connect our 
thoughts, our sympathies, and our happiness, with what is 
distant in place or time; and looking before and after, to hold 
communion at once with our ancestors and our posterity. 
There is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ances- 
tors, which elevates the character and improves the heart." 
''Those who are regardless o£ their ancestors, do not perform 
their duty to the world." The Rev. Samuel Miller, D. D., 
Professor in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, Nl J., — 
a name held in the highest respect for wisdom, piety, learning, 
and usefulness, — thus expressed his opinion, in a letter to the 
' compiler of the Foote Genealogy, dated Feb. 4, 184S, the 
writer being then in his eighty-first year: — ''I am ashamed, 
my dear sir, that the business of Genealogy has, in times 
past, engaged so little of my attention ; and that now, when 
I see so much of its real value, a great deal, truly interesting 
to me, has irrecoverably gone ! " What multitudes have had 
occasion for a similar acknowledgment ! 

The history of a nation being nothing else than the collec- 
tive history of the families that compose that nation, it is 
easy to see sufficient reason for Family Histories. The com- 
piler finds great satisfaction in the thought, that now, in this 

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centennial year, so many pens are employed in tracing out 
the facts of Family and Town History in the Northern States 
of this American Union. How many are thus worthily em- 
ployed, it is impossible to announce ; but I have on my table 
a list of five hundred Family Histories completed a year ago ; 
some of them of unspeakable value. 

The compiler, at least, had very cogent reasons for un- 
dertaking this work. Descended from a Huguenot family, 
compelled to leave la belle France in the reign of the Virgin 
Queen of England,"*^ and take up their abode among a people 
of a strange speech, and of unaccustomed manners ; descend- 
ed, moreover, from thirty-five Puritans of different names, in 
the. first generation of New England people ; sprung from 
men who aided in repelling the savage Indian, and who served 
their country in the Revolution in battles both on the sea 
and on the land; not omitting Zechariah Symmes, of Charles- 
town, John Marshall, of Scotland, Peter Palfrey, and Francis 
Higginson ; these names should certainly inspire unwonted 
ardor in speaking of the early times of New England. 

The eyes of the world are now turned, with an eager, anx- 
ious look, and an interest altogether without parallel, to these 
western shores. While other nations are ruled by a stern 
despotism or an oppressive oligarchy, crushed under a heavy 
weight of taxation, and trembling for the future ; their popu- 
lation discontented, and some degree of civil order maintained 
only by the constant presence of a large armed force ; here 
is a people with a civil constitution in whose support all par- 
ties: are unanimous, and advancing in population, in wealth, 
and in power, beyond all former example. The world is in- 
quiring after tlie cause. The cause, under God, is to be found, 
unquestionably, in the personal c/taracter of the men and 
women who settled on this coast two hundred and fifty years 
ago. They were a people of singular wisdom and worth. 
Their character was formed, their institutions were founded. 

*On Sl Bartholomew's dar, Aug. 24, 1573, not less than 30,000— some sar 
7^000— Proccsunts feU viccuns to the aalice of the Catholic clergy. 

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their policy proceeded, on the Bible. Theirs were an eleva- 
tion of aim, a purity of purpose, a steadiness of resolve, a 
fortitude under trial, and crowning all, a sense of responsibil* 
ity to God, never seen before. They l^t the green fields and 
pleasant towns of old England, not to improve their temporal 
condition, but to found on these then inhospitable shores an 
asylum for civil and religious liberty. They struggled with 
difficidties and dangers, they endured hardships and suffer- 
ings, of which the present generation have no adequate con* 
ception. Their character was formed in the school of adver- 
sity, and thus were they prepared in the providence of God^ 
for the noblest o£ all merely human achievements — ^the foun- 
dation of a Christian Republic. 

We do not claim for our ancestors, that they were perfect, 
that they were free from all blame. Faults they doubtless 
had, or they would not have been men. But compared with 
other men, and especially with the men of their timest the 
balance is greatly in their &vor. Compared with our age, 
theirs was an age of darkness. It is extremely unfair to 
judge of them as if they enjoyed the light of modem times. 

Many are disposed to depreciate the past; to regard such 
inquiries as are answered in this volume with stolid indiffer- 
ence, if not with scorn. But what would they have been, 
what would this country have been, if the character of our 
ancestors had been materially different from what it actually 
was ? To a very great extent, men are what their fathers 
were before them. Every age transmits its own character, 
but slightly modified, to that which is to follow. To doubt 
this, is to call in question the truth of all history. The En- 
glishman, the Frenchman, the Spaniard, the American 
sa\-age, are to a great extent what their ancestors were. 

To connect, as far as may be, the present age, with the 
generation that peopled New England, as well as to gratify 
that laudable curiosity, which seeks to know firom whom we 
sprung, and what they did, under what embarrassments they 
labored, and what results they reached, is the design of the 
present volume. To accomplish this desirable end, the com- 

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piler has spared no effort in his powen The volume now in 
the reader's hands contains the resalt of the severe toil of 
many years, for the most part performed in very feeble health, 
with small encouragement from others, and with no hope of 
a pecuniary reward It was undertaken and has been pur* 
sued, wholly from conscientious motives, and a sincere, 
earnest desire to benefit others* Times without number has 
the author wished that the labor might have devolved on 
others, and he been released firom a labor which not one per* 
son in ten thousand can appreciate or properly discharge. 
But such a change was impossible. The author felt that he 
was charged with a sacred duty, both to the dead and to the 
living ; the work was laid on him and he must perform it. 

Such a work as this, in a financial point of view, never pays. 
Such a volume can obtain only a very limited circulation. 
The flashy novel, the well-told tale, the superficial narrative, 
the silly drama, is eagerly bought up, in preference to the 
history of the wise and good ; while the value of the two is 
usually in inverse proportion to the currency obtained and 
the money bestowed. A firieod of the writer, a bookseller, 
who has probably done mote to put in circulation Family 
Histories than any other man in the country, has never sold 
more than 500 copies of any one of them, even after several- 
years time. And yet some of these family histories are of 
sterling value, by first-rate aathors, and throw great light on 
the past The present writer has had some experience on 
this matter. 

Three years ago, I issued die Symmes Memorial, contain- 
ing a Biographical Sketch of Xev. Zechariah Symmes, minis- 
ter of Charlestown, Mass., from 1634 to 1671, with a 
Genealogy and brief Memoirs of some of his descendants, 
coming down to the present time. Mr. Symmes was one of 
the founders of New England; his influence was most happy, 
and is felt to this day ; his posterity are widely scattered, 
both in the East and in the West. The book contained two 
hundred pages : it cost me the labor of eight or ten months, 
and five hundred dollars in money. An Svo. edition of 300 

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copies was printed I made what effort I could to dispose of 
tbe copies. Nearly one-half of thb edition remain on hand. 
All this shows the slight value which most people set on 
their ancestry. And many of my correspondents suppose 
that by the issue of the Richardson Memorial A^olume I am 
making money, that I am engaged in a great speculation. 

The other Genealogical works which I have issued would 
have brought me largely in debt, had it not been tor the kind- 
ness of a few friends who have subscribed generously to make 
up the deficiency, some a hundred dollars, some fifty, some 
twenty-five, some fifteen, ten, or smaller sums. 

The author began to collect materials for this work more 
than twenty years ago, while preparing a history of the 
Vinton Family, to which he himself belongs. More than 
twenty pages of that volume are devoted to notices of the 
Richardson Family. The two families have to a very consid- 
erable extent been intermingled. My own wife was a Rica* 
ARDSON ; her mother, still living under my roof, at the age of 
NiXETY-suc, was a Vintox. Three years since, becoming 
partially free from other engagements of this oature, though 
suffering greatly from ill health, I was induced, under some 
encouragement from two gentlemen of the name, to under- 
take a History of the Richardsox Family. From that time 
to the present, this has been my principal employment SLx 
or eight hours of every secular day have been devoted to this 
work. All this time, without the intermission of one day, 
my health has been so slender, my bodily frame so feeble, as 
to imfit me for almost every kind of work. But a sense 
of duty impelled me on, to do what I could. If I ceased 
from the work, nobody, I was sure, would take it up. 

To obtain materials and to make arrangements for this 
work, about 350 letters have been written, within the last 
three years, many of which have not been answered. Many 
family and town histories have been consulted. The Pro- 
bate Records of the counties of Essex, Atiddlesex, Suffolk, 
Norfolk, and Worcester, in Massachusetts, of Hillsborough, 
Cheshire, and Strafford, in New Hampshire, of York, Cum- 

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berland, and Lincoln, in Elaine, have been thoroughly 
explored, and to some extent the volumes of title deeds in 
York, Cumberland, and Lincoln counties in Maine ; the town 
records of many towns have been laid under contribution. 
The catalogues of colleges and Theological Seminaries have 
afforded a grateful help. A very large and very acceptable 
part of the material has come from correspondence with pri- 
vate individuals. 

The writer has great satisfaction in acknowledging assist- 
ance from Hon. William A. Richardson, of Washington, D. C, 
late Secretary of the United States Treasury, Hon. Roswell 
M. Richardson, Mayor of Portland, Me., 1S75-6, Albert L. 
Richardson, Esq., East Wobum, Kir. David Boutelle, of 
Fitchburg, Mr. Edward Irving Dale, of Boston, Messrs. Alfred 
Poor and F. G. Waters, of Salem, Mrs. Mary Salina Reade, 
of Auburn, Me., Mrs. Abigail R. Tobey, of Lynn, Mass., Mrs. 
Charlotte R. Smith, of Hollis. N. H., Mrs. Sarah W. Butter- 
field, of Westmoreland, N. H., Mrs. M. R. Terry, of Ansonia, 
Ct, Miss Marcia Richardson, of Pontiac, Mich., Miss Augusta 
Richardson, of Sterling, Mass., Mrs. Catharine R. Brooks, of 
Princeton^ Mass., Mrs. Caroline Malvina Bill, of Waltham, 
Mass., Rev. Richard H. Richardson, of Trenton, N. J., Hon. 
John Daggett, of Attleboro, Miss Lydia Reed Stone, of 
Medford, and from many other ladies and gentlemen. The 
ladies, in particular, have been careful to answer the author's 
request for information, and to them he feels under special 

In a few instances, however, the author's requests for infor- 
mation have been wholly disregarded, or treated with great 
disrespect Not considering that he has not the smallest 
personal interest in the matter, save to have every family 
correctly and properly reported in the volume. 

Throughout this book, the author has supposed that he was 
conferring a great favor on the persons written to; and not 
they on him by answering. He has found existing among 
persons, in other respects well-informed and respectable, a 
most shameful and lamentable ignorance, in regard to those 


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to whom, under God, they owe their existence, and all the 
blessings they enjoy. Very few persons can go back farther 
than their grandparents, even so &r as to give their names or 
residence. Persons, to whom I have applied for information, 
have made statements respecting their ancestors, only two 
generations back, which were destitute of any sort of founda- 
tion whatever. " Their gfreat-grandfether," they said, '* was 
the son of an English gentleman, who came to this country 
just before the Revolutionary war; he was one of three 

brothers who settled in ; he was at the battle of 

Bunker HUl, or the surrender of Comwallis," and the like ; 
and they insisted with the utmost assurance that their story 
was correct ; when I had copies of written records, found in 
our State House and elsewhere, made by the persons referred 
to, under oath, which completely overthrew their whole state- 
ment lam sorry to say that town and church records, some 
generations back — the case is now somewhat relieved — are 
not free from the most shameful omissions and blunders. 
The utmost care has been used to avoid errors, but even this 
could not fully exclude them. 

The author intended, originally, to write a full and ex- 
haustive history of the Richardson name in this countr}% 
but has found this utterly impracticable. From the lack of 
material, and chiefly for want of rootn^ he has been compelled 
to chiefly confine himself to the posterity of the three Rich- 
ardson brothers, Ezekid, Samuel, and Thomas, who united 
with others in the settlement of Wobum, 1641, of John Rich- 
ardson, who was married m Medfield in 1679, and of Edward 
and WTlliam Richardson^ who settled in Newbury. He has 
a large amount of other material, some of it nearly ready for 
the press ; but to print it would make the book too heavy. 

I have found it necessary greatly to diminish in volume 
much of what has been sent to me for insertion in this book, 
and also to alter its arrangement. This has cost much labor 
and time. 

Armorial ensigns might have been obtained, and used, but 

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the compiler believes that most that have been inserted in 
American books of Family History are spurious. 

The compiler claims as original, and wholly his own, the 
practice of placing one's ancestors, at the outset, in a straiglu 
Km bffare his name, thus — Sameul,* Thomas^ James,^ Ebm- 
isgr? yohn^ William}^ thus enabling a man to trace back at 
a ^ance his pedigree to the settlement of the country. 

There is out consemtvue nun^iring from first to last, save 
in the case of the Richardsons in England, and those in this 
country, of whom mention is made previous to the posterity 
of Ezekiel Richardson, page 31. This arrangement will 
greatly facilitate the finding of a name in the Index. 

The portraits are all from steel plates, and nearly all were 
obtained by the author's personal solicitation, and expressly 
for this wori: ; and all at the expense of the persons repre- 
sented, or their near friends. 

The printing of this work has been remarkably well done ; 
and the author beUeves that the thanks of all who desire a 
volume of this kind are due to the printers, Messrs. Brown 
Thurston & Co.,. of Portland, far the accurate^ fsuthful, and 
tasteful manner in which the mechanical execution of the 
woiic has been accomplished. 

John A. Vinton. 

WmcHESTEa, Nov. to, 18761 . 

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SfnuTAMES are of high antiquity. It sooti l^ecame necessary to 
distinguisii a man from others of the same name, to prevent con- 
fusion and mistake. The name of the man's father, or the place 
irhere he lived, or his occnpation, was used for this purpose. 
Thus, David, the son of Jesse, Sinion> son of Jonahs, Joshua, son 
of Jozadak, Saul of Tarsus, Judas Iscartot, ^larv Magdalen, 
Alexander, the coppersmith,, and many others. The practice ob- 
tained among the Greeks and Romans, as Diodorus Siculus, 
Ptolemy Soter, Paulas JEmilius, Marcus Antonius, Augustus 
'Cflssar, and so on. 

There were four principal ways in which surnames originated. 
1. From some ancestor, as Johnsofi^ Befuofij Thom»ony mchard* 
aon^ Wilson. The names Adamn^ JDavis^ Wittiam$j FhiUips^ 
Peters^ and many othen*, had a similar origin. 2. From the 
place of one's birth, residence, or achievements, as Qotifreyj of 
BouiUon^ Simon of SUbntfort^ John of GaunSy Fr€d^ie Bar- 
baroMO^ Scipio Africunus. This was mostly confined to persons 
of distinction and quality. 3. From one's trade or profession, as 
Smithj Carpenter^ Bakery Farmer^ Wubsitr^ Ac. 4. From some 
personal attribute or condition in life, as Xon^, Shorty Bich, 
BooTy Browny TFAiVf, Green^ Strong^ Uurdijy Jkc, in great abun- 
dance. So also William Ruins, or the Red, Edmund Ironsides j 

In Cam<1en's Remains concerning Brittninc is the following 
statement : ^ WrLUA^t Belwjlhd, LoitI of the moiety of Mal- 
passe^soott after the Nonnan Conquest, had two sons; the young- 
er named Kicuaiu), named from his small size Richard the Little. 
One of the sons of the hut-namcd Richard was called Johx Rich- 

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• ▲KD*§02r, taking his Cither's name with the addition of $on for his 
snmame. Hence came the name and &mily of Richjlbdsox.^ 
Thus ^ Camden, re\*erend head.** To the crusides, in an especial 
manner, Enrope and the civilized vrorid owe the ase of snmaine?, 
as well as of armorial bearings and of heraldry^ Among the vast 
armies of the cntsaders, composed of many nations and Ian* 
gaages, some symbol was necessary to distinguish particninr na« 
tions and their commanders. Surnames were to a small extent 
already in existence, but the nse of them an«i of coats of .irm^ 
wasnow greatly increased. In England, especially in the middle 
of the twelfth century, we now begin to rend of Thomns & Beck- 
et, Nicholas Breakspear, Stephen Ltrngton, William LongswonU 
and Richard Strongbow, among the higher clasi^es; and the lower 
were not late in tbllowing. Robin Hood, the outlaw, belongs to 
this period. 

Richar>l was a favorite name among the Normans, and the sur- 
name Richardson unqnestionably originated irith them. We find 
it among no other people. They made themselves masters of a 
large part of France in ihe ninth century, which they called Nor- 
mandy; and were govemoil by a succession of dukes, who bore 
the name of Ricliard* After the conquest of Enghmd by that 
lemarkable people, several kingH of that country bore that name ; 
one of whom, Richard the Lion-hearted, defeated at Ascalon the * 
immense army of Saladtn, consisting of 800,000 combatants, no 
less than 40,000 of the enemy having perished on the field of bat- 
tle, and the remainder driven to a total rout. The name was al«<» 
borne by several of the leading men in England, as Richanl, 
arehbishop of Canterbury, from 1174 to 1184; Richard, earl of 
Cornwall, brother of king Henry III.; Richard of Cirencester : 
Richard of Devizes; and Richard of Hexham. The unmu ha.-^ 
descended in uninterrupted succession to our own times. 

The transition from Richai*d to .Richard.son was a inattor of 
course, and is well illustrated by Camden, in the passage already 
quoted. Richardson has been a name widely spread in ocr 
father-land, as well as in our own country. It might not he ea^y 
to find a county in Enfjand where the name lias not .g:une<l a 
footing. It is found in Newcastle-upon-Tyne,'* and in the sontli 
of England. We hear of the name as existing in Durhatu, Yovk- 

•A letter from R. M. Glorw. M. D., of y^wcastie-npon-Tync, to Dr. B^nj. 
Cutter, of W«>lmm, MoHs^ liaierl Xov. 17, ix-HJ, Hay»; **Xho Mefwn lUoliar«l- 
mm of tliU roi\'n are now prrpariu;; an «;ia)M>nirf3 ami exueeiliii);iy luiauco His- 
tory of Xewcsstle."— Cutter Uenealoj^y, Introduction, p. xL 

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shire, in the coauties of Snlop, TTanricky Worcester, Norfolk, 
Gloucester, Nottingham, Sussex, and Surrey. There are Rich- 
anisons also in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. 

In Great Britain, as in this country, the name exists in many 
distinct branches, having separate pedigrees, and the effort is vain 
to trace any connection between them. 

From Burke's "Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland," 
London, 1853, we select the following, out of a much more ample 
account. We omit what is merely ornamental, as the arms, ar« 
morial ensigns, crests, mottoes, and whatever does not strictly 
belong to Family EBstoiy. 

The Family, he says, is doubtless of Norman origin. It was 
settled in Norfolk, in Yorkshire, in Durham, and perhaps in other 
coimties, as early as the sixteenth century, and had already ar- 
rived at eminence. In BloomtfeUrs History of Norfolk is a copi- 
ous pedigree of the Family of Richjirdsox, b.arons of Cramond. 
The Family spread into Dm-ham, Gloucestershire, Nottingham- 
shire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Surrey, Wales, Shropshire, and at 
length into Scotland and Ireland. 

To the Richiirdsous of Yorkshire ai*ms were gnintcd before the 
year 1600, derived from Nichobis Richardson, of the county of 
Durham, who seuled in the county of York in 1361. Arms were 
granted to the liichardiions of Gloucestershire in 1588. To the 
RichardsoQS of Durham arms were granted in 1615. Richard 
Richardson, Esq^ of Bradford, ia Yorkshire, afterwards of Bier- 
ley, in that county, paid a fine of tbrty pounds in 1680 for declin- 
ing the honor of knighthood from Charles I. The receipt, signed 
Wentworth, the. earl of Strafford^the leading minister of Charles, 
is still in the possession of his descGn«lants. He died in 1656. 

To the Richardsoos of Warwickshire arms were granted in 
1647. The Richardsons of Surrey had arms in 1765. The Rich- 
ardsons also of Norfolk, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Sussex, have 
arrasi also in Scotland and Ireland. They are all carefully de- 
scribed by Burke, in his '^Landetl Gentry." What has now been 
»aid is sufficient to show botii the antiquity and high respectabili- 
ty of the Family. This Family has • included many names of 
great eminence in all the departments of human life, civil, milita- 
ry, literary, and ecclesiastical. Biief notices of a &w of them 
must suffice. 

Sir Thomas Richanlson, knight, son of Dr. Tljomas Richanl- 
son, was bom at Hanhviek, in Nurtblk, in 1500. After sustaining 
various minor offices, he was made serjeant-at-law — that is, a law- 

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yer of the highest rank— chancellor to Queen Elizabeth, Speaker 
of the House of Commons, lord chief justice of the Common 
Pleas, and in 1631 lord chief justice of Enghmd. His wife was 
created Baroness of Cramond in Scotland. He was emineot for 
energy and worth. He died Feb. 4, 1634, aged 6o, and was 
boned in Westminster Abbey, where his monument yet remains. 

A branch of the Richardson Family removed from Norfolk to 
Ireland in the reign of Qneen Elizabeth. To Simon Bichardson, 
a descendant of this branch, were made, in 1666, by Charles II., 
large grants of land in the counties of Monaghan, Cavan, and 
Tyrone. His son, Francis, was a judge in Ireland. Another son, 
Henry, was bigh-sherifT of the county of Monaghan. He had 
nine danghters, one of whom nmrried Rev. Mr. Douglas, a clerg}- 
man. His nephew, Francis, son of his brother Edward, was a 
captain of dragoons, and succeeiled to his estntes. Edward, bom 
1707, son of this cnptatn Francis Richardson, had a son Francis, 
who was high-sheriff of the county of Monaghan ; he died in 
1782. Edward, bom 1769, eldest son of Francis, last named, 
was also higli-shertff of Monnghan and major in the Monaghnn 
militia. He died in 1848, without issue. His coasin, John 
Kiohardson, Esq., son of Christopher, son of the Edward, bom 
1707, succeeded him, and in 1S58 represented this branch of the 

AH of the fiimilies thns referred to had armorial bearings, 
crests, and mottoes, and were land-holders. Many more names 
might hare been introduced, but . these may answer the present 


We now return to Old England. 

John Richardson, Esq^ son of Richard Richardson, of Brad- 
ford, in Yorkshire, who refused the honor of knighthood, was 
bora in 1636. He was one of the lords of the manor of Bradford, 
precentor and canon of York, and archdeacon of Cleveland. His 
second wife was a sister of Dr. John Sharp, archbishop of York. 
Rev. Samuel Richardson, another son, born in 1647, was a cler^ry- 
man, rector of Buraham-Sntton, in Norfolk. Rev. Joseph Rich- 
ardson, another son, bora in 1643, was rector of Dunsfold and 
Hambleton, in Surrey. 

Joseph Rlchanlson, Esquire, son of the last named, bom in 
1689, was of Gray's Inn, a barrister-at-law. I3y his marriage, in 
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Portslado ia Siissex, he acquired considerable estates in that 
county, besides whicli he had large esuites in Ids native county 
of York* He died in 1734. His sifter, Elizabeth Richardson,.' 
was the wife of Rev. Thomas Warton, ricar of Basingstoke, 
Fellow of Magdalen College, Osibrd, and Professor of Poetry in 
that University. Their soii, Joseph Warton, was master of Win- 
chester Scho#l ; and their other son, Thomas Wartoii, was Fel- 
low of Trinity College, Protessor of Poctr}- at Oxfonl, Poet 
Laureate, and the eminent author of the History of English 

Joseph Richardson, Esq., already mentioned as a barrister of 
Gray's Inn, had a sou, William Westbrooko Richardson, who in- 
herited large estates in Sussex and Yorkshire; his \Vife was Bar- 
bara, danghter of Richard Johnson, merchant of London. Their 
son was William, who die«l in ISOl, without oti^priug. The 
lands and representatiou now devolved on his cousin, William 
Westbrooke Richardson, bom in 1T8S, a son of Thomas, who was 
a son of Joseph Richardson, mentioned above as of Gray's Inn. 
He was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of Sussex, and the 
possessor, in ISoS, of large estates. 

Rev. Thomas Richardson^ bom 1698, died 1775, was a clergy- 
man and the incumbent of Becking^iam, in the county of Not- 
tingham. IRs brother Christopher, bom 1711, married first, Sai-ah 
Addison; second Catharine Boynton, a niece of the ionner wife. 
Christopher Richardson, bom 1752, eldest son of the second mar* 
riage, was justice of the peace and deputy lieutenant of the 
Xorth Riding of Yorkshire; he died 1S25. His son, ChrL>topher, 
bora 1780, was of Field House, York, and was the representative 
of this branch of the Family iu 1853. 

The branch of the Richanison Family in Wales was repre- 
sented, in 1853, by Henr}- Riciinrdson, Esquire, at Aber Hirnant, 
in the county of Merioneth. He was a son of Samuel Richard- 
son, Esquire, of Hensol Castle, county of Glamorgan, in South 
Wales. Samuel was high-sheriff of the county of Gloucester in 
1787, and of Glamorgan in 1708. Henry and Samu«l were bom 
in Wales; bnt the grandfather, James Richardson, Escjuire, wa.'* 
a native of the county of Dumfries in Scotland. He married the 
heiress of the Dalziel Family, and w:is connected with the Nor- 
folk Richardsous*^ 

Sir John Stewart Richardson, baronet, was in 184« of Pitfour, 

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Perthshire, Scotland. He was the representative of the Familr 
of Kichanlsona which settled in Peiicaitland, in the county of 
Haddington, Scotland. His mother was of the Stewart Family 
of Urrani, and in her right he quarters the anus of Stewart of 

In the visitations of Yorkshire for pedigrees, in 1665, there 
were fmuid live past generations of Richardsons.f • 

John Itichardson, bishop of Ardagh in Ireland^ died in 1634. 
He wrote a Commentary on Ezekiel and a Harmony of the 60s- 
j>els. Archbishop Usher (1580-1656>, a very learned man, and 
highly qualified to judge, in his Annals gives of bishop Richard- 
son this great euloginm, that he wtxs^vir enulitissimus, et in 
saerarum Uterarum studiis longe exercitatisstTnus/* Whiston 
calls the bishop's Harmony of the Gospels a noble attempt, and 
asserts that the tme order of the Evangelists had been better 
stated by him than by any other. John Leclerc, also, an eminent 
biblical critic (1657-1736), speaking to the same point, calls 
bishop Richardson *^vir erttditus, ciijvs ndrmonhttn potis8\miiin 
secuti SHmttsJ* Other witnesses of his great learning might 
easily be produced. 

A Mr. Richardson was an eminent preacher in Leicestershire 
about 1640. 

Jonathan Richardson, bom 1665, an eminent portrait painter 
and writer on An, attained great reputation in die early part of 
the last century. He published an •'Essay on the Theory of 
Painting,*' 1719; •* Explanatory Xotes and Remarks on ililton's 
Paradise Lost," 1784. A posthumous volume of his Poems ap- 
peared 1776. He died 3Iay 28, 1745. 

Samuel Richardson was bom in humble life in Derbyshire, in 
the year 1669. His fiither was originally connected with the 
biglier grades of society, but was compelled to work at the join- 
er^s trade. He wished to educate his son for the church, but 
found fain means deficient. At the age of seventeen, Samuel be* 
came apprentice in the printing establishment of a ilr. \VilJe. 
Being fiiithful in, the discharge of his duties, at the age of twenty. 
one he became foreman in the office. Some years after, he went 
into busincM on his own account, in Salisbury Court, Fleet 
Street, Lomlon. Prospering in business, he married the daughter 

• Bnrke't Encj-clopedia of Hftraidrj. 
tSee nUt GeneaL Reg., roL zi. p. 262. 

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of his fonner employer. Ilis wife died in 1731, and he married 
a Miss Leake* He bad six diiidren by each wife. 

After completing fitty years of lifei with no previous connec- 
tion with literature, except io the humble occnpatiou of printer, 
he gave the world in 1741-2 tiie justly celebrated and finished 
novel entitled P^msla, being the story of a siiiiple, innocent 
country girl, whose ruin a dissolute man of quality vainly en* 
deavored in every possible way to accomplish, but who by her 
resolute continuance in virtue found her reward in being raised 
to the station of his lawful wi6, the sharer of his rank and for- 
tune. Of this novel Walter Scott says, ^ The pure and modest 
character of the Engli:»h maiden is so well raaiutaiiied during the 
work, her sorrows and afflictions are borne with so much meek- 
ness, her little intervals of hope or comparative tranquillity bi*eak 
in on her troubles so much like the specks of blue sky through a 
cloudy atmosphere, that the whole recollectioa is soothing, tran- 
quilizing, and edif}'ing.'' Ridiardson's success with Pamela en- 
couraged him in 1748 to issue *^ Pamela in High Life," which was 
greatly inferior and soon forgotten. ^ Clarissa Harlowe," in four 
volumes, followed in 1748; '^Sir Charles Gramlison*^ in 1754, 
and some other publications, none of which were equal to the 

Samuel Ridiardson once saved Samuel Johnson, the fiir-fimied 
author of the ** Rambler,'* and of the *^ Mount Atlas of English 
Literature," his Dictionary, fitwi prison by the gift of a small sum 
of money to pay a debt. Johason, in his younger days, was so 
poor that he was obliged to leave Oxford without a degree, and 
he was compelled to pace the streets of London all night long 
for want of a lodging. Mr. Richardson died July 4, 1761. lib 
life by Mrs. Barbauld appeareil in 1804. 

William Richardson, D. D., bom 1698, died 1777, was a divine 
of eminence. 

William Richardson, bom in Scotland in 1743, was a poet and 
miscellaneous writer. He published ^ Poems,** 1781 ; "* Essays on 
some of Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters," 1783 ; died Nov. 3, 
1814, aged 71. 

Joseph Richardson, a miscellaneous writer, who died in 1S03, 
was a respectable poet. He wrote ^Thc Roliiad,** a satire, ^The 
Probationary Odes," «The Fugitive," a comedy. 

Thomas Mills Richardson, who died in 1848, was an artist 

Charles Richardson, bom 1773, was a distinguished lexicog- 
rapher. He published, in 181o« ^* Illustrations of English Philolo- 

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f[y!* In 1887, appeared his great work, ** A Dictionary of the 
EnjBtlish Language.'* It soon obtained a high repatation, and is 
often referred to as an authority. Some suppose that its valae 
would be greater but tor its following of the £inciful etymologies 
of John HomeTooke in the "^Diversions of Purley.'* He died 
Oct. e, 1865, aged 90, 

Gabriel Kichardson, B. D^ and Fellow of Brazen Nose College, 
Oxfoni, wrote on the Present State of Europe. 

Cliariotto Richardson wrote a volume of Poems. 

Sir John Richanlson is an honored name in the annals of 
Arctic adventure. He was bom November 5, 1787^ at Dunitries» 
in Scotland, of which borough his father, Gsibriel Richardson, 
Esq., was for several years the Provost. In his fourteenth year, 
he left the academy at Dumfries to study at the XJuiversity of 
Etlinburgli, with a view to the medical profession. Having re- 
ceived a medical diploma, he entered the Royal Navy. Ho was 
in 1807 api>ointed assistant surgeon to the Nymph frigate, and. 
not £ir from that time was present at the attack on Copeuhagen, 
and the seizure of the Danish Navy, Sept. 2, 1307. He was 
present also at the blockade of the Tagu;» in 1800, and twice 
volunteered to go in boats on expeditions for cutting out sbip«. 
lu 1310, he was transtcrred to the flag-ship, tho Bombay, of sev- 
enty-four guns. He also served on the coast of Africa, in the 
North Sea and the Baltic, and on the Americ:in coast. 

In September, 1819, he accompanied Sir John Franklin iu an 
overland expedition from Tork Factory, Hudson's Bay,, with the 
purpose of exploring the north coast of America from its easteru 
extremity to the month of the Coppemune River, which dii- 
charges its waters into the Great Pohir Ocean. He went as sur- 
geon and naturalist to the expedition. They reached their 
destination on the 28th of March, after a winter's journey of 
e^^it hundred and fifty-seven miles. They went on snow-shoes, 
a weight of between two and three pounds constantly gidliug 
their swollen feet and ancles. The thermometer sunk to 57'' be- 
low zero; it was frequently at —40**. In July, 1820, they went to 
Winter Lake, more than oOi) miles fiirther, where they wintered. 
They endured many fatigues and privations; suffere<l fvotn the 
extreme severity of the climate and for want of food; they even 
ate all the old scraps of leather that came in their way. In July, 
18-22, they reached York Factory, which they left three years be- 
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Franklin's second overland expedition xras undertaken in 1824. 
He was accompanied hj liis former companions, Dr. John Rich- 
ardson and lient (afkerwards Sir George) Back. Four boats, 
specially prepared for the purposes in vic^f were sent out by the 
GoTemmentt together with ample supplies of provisions, and 
scientific instruments of nil kinds, water-proof dresses, etc. In 
July, 18'i5, they reached fort Chipewyan. They spent the winter 
on the Great Bear Lake. On the 2Sth of June, 1S26, they em- 
barked upon Mackenzie River, and in a few days reached its 
moutlu There the party separated, Franklin and others proceed* 
ing along the coast westward 374 miles, while Richardson with 
another party went eastward perhaps five hundred. The two 
parties met at fort Franklin, on Great Bear Lake, in September. 
The expedition was undertaken for the purpose of ascertaining 
whether a north-west passage could be efiectcd. This, it was sup- 
posed, was estibliiihed, and the coast between Clarence Pliver 
and the Coppermine, a distance of a thousand miles, was sur- 
veyed with singular success and accuracy. 

In 184G, the honor of knighthood was conferred on Dr. John 
Richardson.. Though now arrived at an age— -that of sixty — 
when he might readily be excused from any service* requiring 
fatigue and exposure, he and his former companion. Dr. John 
Rae, left Liverpool March 25, 1^48, on an expedition in search of 
Sir John Franklin. The explorer last named had left the Thames 
in May, 1845, with two ships, the Erebus and Terror, first-rate 
vessels, and weU-appointed in every respect, the object being to 
discover a north-west passage, or more exactly, to ascertain, if 
possible, a connection between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans 
north of the continent of America. The expedition was last 
seen by a whaler, on the 26th of July, 1845, near the centre of 
BafBn^s Bay, about two hundred and ten miles firom the entrance 
of Lancaster Sound. 

Nothing further having been heard from them, a general aaxie- 
ty was awakened in regard to their fiite. The government of 
England, therefore, resolved to send out three expeditions in 
'search of them. One, a marine expedition, under Capt. Kellett, 
went uut by way of Behring's Strait ; another, by way of Baffin's 
i5ay, was conducted by Captain Sir James Clarke Ross. The re- 
uiaining one, under Sir John Rlciiardson, was to make the sor^ch 
'^y land* Taking passage in a sliip of the Hudson's Bay Compa- 
ny, and reaching land on the 20th of June, 1848, they went by 
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the outlet of the Maekenxle on the 4tb of Angoat. They care- 
folly explored the eoasc from the exit of the Mackenzie to the 
month of the Coppermine, more than eight hundred miles. They 
explored the valley of the Coppermine and the coast of Corona- 
tion Gulf, as £ir as the severe weather and the increasing ice 
would allow, but found no traces of Franklin. They wintereii 
on Great Bear Lake, and in the summer ,of 1850 Sir John Rich- 
ardson returned to England. Neither of the other expeditions 
found any trace of the missing explorer. 

Several other expeditions were sent out .with the like ill suc- 
cess ; but on the 23d of August, 1S50, the first traces were found 
by Captain Ommaney, in the ship Assistance, at Cape Riley, on 
Wellington ChanneL He found there, among other things, the 
.remnants of meat-cans, and three graves, with inscriptions, of 
Franklin's seamen, dated January and AprU, 1846. This discov- 
ery gave encouragement to several more expeditions, until in 
March, 1854, Dr. Rae, on an overland expedition, ascertained 
from the Esquimaux that Franklin's ships had been crushed in 
the ice, the people on board— forty at least— compelled to tike to 
the shore called on the ciiarts £ing William's Land, where, there 
is no room to doubt, they all perished by starvation. The 
corpses of at least thirty-five were found, and there were tele- 
aeopes, watches, compasses, guns, silver forks and spoons, and a 
small silver phite engraved ^ Sir John Franklin, EL C. B.** Yari- 
oos. other valuable articles, were found in possession of the 
natives. Dr. Rae instantly hastened to England with the infor- 

In 1355, Sir John Richardson, after forty*eight years of great 
activity in the public service, tendered his resignation. Ho was 
moved in all his actions by a high sense of honor and duty. He 
was possessed of an unselfish nature, and perceptions so acute as 
almost intuitively to fonn a correct judgment, united with a dU-> 
position as humble and loving as a child. He was one of the 
most able and useful men of his time. He died June 5, 1S65, 
aged 77 years, 8 months. 

His titles were M. D., LL. D., E. C. B., Fellow of the Royal 
Societies of London and Edinburgh, member of the Geographi- 
cal Society of Paris and many other places. His works were 
Fauna Boreall Americana, 1820-1837 ; Zdology of the Voyage 
of the Erebus and Terror, 1844-47; Arctic Searching Expedition, 
1851 ; The Polar liegions, 1861. 

The cost of the expeditions in search of Franklin is estimated 
at upwards of four millions of dollars. 

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A lady named Richardson wrote ^The Exile of Poland, or the 
Voir of Celibao}'," in 3 vols^ 12 mo. It appeared in 1S19. 

William Richardson was Professor of Humanity in the Uni* 
versity of Glasgow. He was a critical and poetic writer of some 
repatation, bnt more celebrated as a schoLir than as a Professor. 
He was the anthor of many literary productions, as ^Essays on 
the characters of Shakespeare," etc. He died 1814. 

Dr. Richardson, an KoglLsh physician, travelled in Sjiia and 
the Holy Land; visited Damascns, Baalbec, the Cedars of Leba* 
non, Jerusalem, the LaAd of the Philistines^ and other places in 
1S18, and after his return published an ioteresting description of 
those localities. He was permitted to enter the Mosque of Omar, 
standing on the site of the Temple of Solomon, a privilege for- 
bidden to ail who are not Mussnlmauns. 

A Mr. Richardson was a principal inhabitant of Bawtr}-, in the 
County of Yoric, England, whence came the Mortons of PUtuouth 
Colony, New England, and adjacent to Austerfield, where Gov- 
emor Bradford was bom.** 

William Richardaon was a bookseller in London, 1796. 

Anne Richardson was married to Robert Pease, of Hull, Eng* 
land, Jan. 31, 1633. He was chamberlain of Hull, 1639. The 
fiunily had resided in Hull several generations. 

Lewis Richardson, of Turvey, Bedfordshire, married Anne 
Washington, a sister of Lawrence Washington, Esquire, of SuU 
grave, in Xorthamptonshire. He died December, 1616. Law- 
rence was the &ther of John Washington, who emigrated to 
America about 1637 and was the grandtather of the illustrious 
Geosoe Washctoxox. 

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From the wide diffiiiion of the name in Great Bricain, tto 
might inter a similar abandnnce of it in America. As a matter 
of fact, the name is here TriJely spread^ and it is often impossible 
to trace any connection betweA those who bear it. No sooner 
had the country become open to colonization than the name was 
foand at different and distant points, and in circumstances which 
forbid the idea of a simiLir origin. 

The compiler of the present work has fbnnd no Richard:ioa on 
these shores earlier than 1630, and he has found qnite a aumber 
during the first decade. 

Ezekiel Richardson, it is very certain, came over in 1630, in the 
fleet with Winthrop. He was followed by his brothers, Samuel 
and Tbomns, in 1636. 

Simon Richardson, aged 23, embarke<l at Graresend for Vir- 
ginia, in the ship America, June 23, 1635. 

- Thomas Richardson, aged 26» embarked for Virginia, in the 
ship Transport, July 4, 1635. 

John Richardson embarked at London for Virginia, in the ship 
Paul, July 6, 1685. 

Another John Richardson, aged 18, embarked at London for 
Virginia, in the ship Assurance, July, 1635. 

Luke Richardson, aged 17, embarked at London for Virginia, 
in the ship Primrose, July 27, 1635. 

No further information has been obtained respecting Simon 
Richardson and the names following his. Some of them, there id 
reason to suppose, took up their abode in New England and I'iil 
posterity here, for about this time the English government begnn 
to lay impediments in the way of the settlement of Now Eu$r. 
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ginia. On the twentj-first of February, 1634, an onler of the 
Frivy Coancil ^^ issued to iletain ten vessels then lying in the 
Thames, with passengers, about to sail for New Eaglnnil.. A sim- 
ilar order was issued March 30, 1633, for the detention of eight 
vessels then in the Thames, prepared to go for New England, and 
for patting on shore all the passengers who had that destination 
in view. Only a week later, the king gave order that no more 
passengers should leave for New England except for license spec- 
ially had and obtained from the PKvy Council. This, of course, 
put a stop to the emigration of oil persons who were noc disposed 
to acknowledge the Chui-ch of England to be the only tme ^ 
church, and to submit implicitly to the king's prerogative in all 
matters civil and religious. 

We must therefore suppose that all the Richardsoos of the Urst 
generation, in this country, who came to New England, came 
previously to 163S or 1640. 

We proceed with our notices of the first settlers. 

Amos Richardson must have come to New England before 
1640. We find him in Boston as early as 1645, but lie w:id 
doubtless there several years before. He lived on what is uow 
Washington Street, immediately north of what, within my re- 
membrance, was called ** South Row,** near ^the highway there 
leading to the ^ Spring,' " or Spring Lane, and immediately north 
of what still remains the property of the Old South ChurchJ* 
Besides the house and garden he there possessed, be ptirchased. 
May 3, 1647, two acres of land in the vicinity of Fort Hili,t 
which he left to his children at his death, in 1683. 

He married first, Sarah • ; second, iMary ■ 

He is described as a ^ mercltant tailor,** and was a man of great 
respectability, of active enterprise, and of a good estate. After 
the departure of Stephen Wlnthrop— the governor's sou — tor 
England, in 1641, he was agent for him in New England, ai he 
afterwards was for his brother John, the fii-st governor of Con- 
necticut, after the charter.^ With Dean Winthrop, Dolor Davi<, 
and others, be was one of the original grantees of Groton, Ct^ 
though neither he, nor Winthrop, nor Davis ever went there to 
live. I 

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He was made freem«'in 1665^ and removed to Stoningtoa, Ct, 
1669, of which town he was representative 1676 ami 1677. 

He sometimes wrote his name Iiicher$an and even Richemonj 
or rather it was so written for him. 

He was one of the partners in the Atherton Company, ^ so 
called, who in 1630 purchased of the Nnrragnnsett Indians a tract 
of land twelve miles in length on the west side of Narragansett 
Bay, in the present town of North Kingston, R. L It had been 
intended to annex that territory to Connecdcnt ; but when the 
superior diplomacy of John Clarke had obtained from the king 
and conncil in 1662, not only that strip of land but a tract twen* 
ty-five miles wide, and extending from the southern border of 
^lassachusetts to the sea— a territory to which Rhode Island had 
no claim, and for which it had never asked— llr. Richardson 
thought it tfihe to remove out of the jurisdiction of that aspiring 
colony. He had already settled in Westerly, but now he re- 
moved across the Pawcatuck River into Stonington, Ct^ where 
he died, Aug. 5, 1683. His wife, ^lary, died a tew weeks atter. 

Antipas Newman, of Wenham, sold him, Oct: 29, 1661, a neck 
of hmd in the ** Pequitt Countrey " — the region embracing Nor- 
wich, Groton, and New London, Ct«— caHed Caaikins' Neck, 
bounded sonth by the sea* It also bordered on ^Qnandocke 
farm," already owned by Amos Richardson, f Suff. Deeds, iv. 0.] 

1671, Nov. 12, Amos Richanlson, of Stonington, in the colony 
of Connecticut, and Alary, his wife, make a deed of gif^ to their 
daughter, Eatherine Anderson, of Charlcstowu, 3Iass., of laml 
aud a dwelling house on it, in Boston, also a tract of laud in the 
Narragansett Country. [Suff. Deeds, xvi. 352.1 

1678, Nov. 13. Amos Richardson, of Stonington. Ct^ makes a 
deed of gift to his daughter 3Liry, and lier husband, Jonathan 
GatliSe, ot* Boston, mariner, of a house and land in Boston and a 
fiirm of 200 acres in Stonington. This property not. to be toVL 
but to redeem him from slavery, if he should be taken captive, or 
to relieve his Simily in extreme dbtress. [Sa£ Deeds, viii. 29C.] 

1679, Sept. 11. Amos Richanlson, of Stonington, in the colony 
of Connecticut, yeoman, makes a deed oi gift to hU daughter 
Sarah, and her husban«.l, Timothy Clarke, of Boston, mariner, of 
a tenement iu Boston, bounded N. W. by the Broad Street lead* 

♦The nartnen trere twrtni Gov. John WJnriimp, Ma1»ir Humphrey Athor- 
tun, of l>»rehe*t«fr, Kii:hanl Smith, senior, who hiul Ur*-l tliere since l*»3r. his 
*oii. Rlchanl ^rniith, jiiiiior, William Hii»l^u aiiil Aicoft Kichoniikin. Iwtii of 
IVxttoii, aoJ Jolin llclcuor, of ^MhaTciy, now Lancaaser.^PaUnry's Hiit., ;••• 

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ing to the sooth end of the town £no v Washington Street], 3. 
E. and S. W. by the land formerly ilr. John Norton's [minister 
of the First Church, 1636*16633 and no\r oconpied by Mr. Sam- 
nel Waiard [minister of the Old South Churchy 1678-1707] 
[Saff Deeds, ari. 225.] 

This was the house and garden occupied by Mr. Richardson in 
Boston preriously to his removal to Connecticut. It was on 
Washington Street, immediately north of the property which, in 
1677, Mrs. Mary Norton, widow of Rev. John Norton, bequeathed 
to the Old South Church and still remains theirs. 

The children of Amos Kichardson« all bom in Boston, were. 
By first wife, Sarah : 
Ber. John,* bap, Deo. 26^ 1647; grad. H. C. 1666; was ordained pastor of 

tite First ohurch in Xewbory, Mass.— now Dr. Withington's— Oct 20, 

1675; died April 27. 1096. See below. 
Hary,' bap. — , 164- ; m. June, 1003, Jonathan Gatliffe, of Braintree. 
Amos,* bap. Jan. 20» 1030. 

By sec<md wife, Mary: 
Stephen,* bom June T4, 16o2. He was of Stonington, Ct, a man of note. 
Catharine,* b. Jan. 0, 1655; m. first. Sept. 12. 1672, David Anderson^ of 

Charlestown; second. May 7, 1679, Capt. Richard Spraguc 
Sarah,* b. July ID, 1C57; m. Tim*Hhy Clarke* of Boston. 
Samuel,* b. Feb. 18, 1050-60; m. Anna , 1693. He was of Ston- 

ington, Ct. 
Ftodenee,* b. Jan. 31« 1661-2; m. first. March 15, 1683» John Hallam; 

seoond, Maxeh 17, 1706, EInathan Miner. 

Notes on the above fiimily. It was of great respectability and 
worth. Differences, for a qaarter of a centnry, had existed be- 
tween the Congregncional and Presbyterian parties in Newbnry. 
These differences were hiid aside in 1673, and both parties joined 
in the choice of John Richardson to be their pastor. This took 
place April 16, 1673. He had an excellent reputation, and had 
been a Fellow of Harvard College. lie united with the Newbnry 
Chnrch Dec. 6, 1674, and was ordaineil pai^tor, as above, Oct. 20, 
1675. ^Hb salary was to be one hundred ponnds a year; to be 
paid, one-half in merchantable barley, the other half in pork, 
wheat, butter, or Indian com. He pre.iched the Artillery Elec- 
tion Sermon, June 10, 1675, and again in June, 1631 ; the latter, 
if not the fonocr also, was printed.* 

Rev. John Richardson took the oath of allegiance to Cliaries 
II.,. 1673. I have given the date of his death as in Savage's 
OeneaL Dictionary and in Am. Quar. Reg. of the Education Soc^ 

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▼iL 252. In the cootributions to the Eccl. Hist, of Erases Co^ p. 
844^ which is better authority, the date is July 23, 160C. 

The children of Bev. John Eichardson were: 
Sorsdu* b. Sept 0, 1074. 

Maiy,«b.July22, Itrrr. 
Elizabeth,* b. April 20, IGSO. 
Catharine,' b. Sept. 15, 16S1. 

We have no account of Amos Richardson, the son of Amos, 
except of his birth. 

Stephen Richardson/ the next in age, bom in Boston, June 14, 
1652, was of Stonington, Ct., as the ensuing abstract shows. 

1684^ July 9. Steven Richardson and Samuel Richardson, of 
Stonington, in ^'ew England, Executors of the will of their 
znother, 3[ary Richard^son, who was the relict, widow, and sole 
Executrix of the will of their father, Amos Richardson, late of 
Stonington, deceased. The said Amos Richardson, one of the 
Proprietor:^ with 3Iajor Humphrey Atherton of the lands of Nar* 
^ ragansett, iaXew England, in which the laAd, called by the Eng- 
lish Boston Neck, lyeth, and by ludians, Namecock, having in the 
' year 1675 sold to John Paine, some time of Boston, merchant, 
one-half of said Tract, but having given no deed of the same, the 
^ said Stephen Riclmrdson and Samuel Richardson, Executors as 
aforesaid, now give a deed of the same, being 661 acres, to Asaph 
Eliot, of Boston, taylor, assignee of the estate of said John Paine. 
[Suit Deeds, xni. 284.] 

16(^-3, 3Iarch, is the date of a deed from Samuel Richardson, 
of Stonington, and wife, Anna, of property in Boston. 

Da\'id Anderson, of Charlcstown, Mass^ had by wife, Catha- 
rine* daughter of Amos Richardson, these children, born in 
Chailestown : 

John (Anderson), b. July 14, 1675. 
' David (Anderson), b. ^ay 16, 1G77. Midd. Co. Records. 

Amos Richardson probably had no descendants in the line ot 
his son Rev. John. lie doubtless had many descendants bearing 
other names than that of Richardson. Probably his sons Stephen 
and Samuel had male descendanti*, but they have never come to 
my knowledge. 
.*\ JuRflthmi Richardson, of Stonington, Ct, married Lydia Gil- 
bert, bom Oct. 3, 1654, daughter of Jonathan Gilbert, of Hart- 
foni, Cl Jonathan Ilichanlson died before May 23, 1700, when 
Mar}', widow of Jonathan Gilbert, made her wilL He had heirs. 

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mtnons in 1700. He wns probably of another C-unily, as wns 
Sarah RiciLirdson, who becntne the u-ite of Jamea Williams^ st 
Hartford^ Ct, Oct, 2, 1691. 

Other Richardsoi» early settled in Connecticut. 

It is well known that the first permanent settlement of that 
colony was by peo]>ld from Watertowii^ Roxbury, Dorchester, and 
Newtown, now csiUed Cambridge, but especially from Watertown. 
One of the nnmber from Watertown was doubtless George Rich* 
ardson, of whom it becomes necessar}' to give a brief account. 

George Richardson, at the age of thirty, embarked at London, 
in the ship Susrtn and £llen, AprtU 1635. He must have come to 
Watertown that year, for he had a grant of twenty-iive acres iii 
the First Great Dividend in that town, in 16B6.* This grant was 
in the present town of Lincoln, or else in the south-eastern part 
of. Concord ; one-half of Lincoln and a siith part of Concord W- 
ing at that time included in Watertown. He also bought a 
twelve acre lot which had been granted to Elder Richard Brown, 
who had settle<1 in Watertown in 1639, ^nd was the first ruling: 
eider in that church. A tarm of 89 acres was also granted to him 
by tlte town in 31ay, 1642. Many similar grunts— 92 fLrms in ail 
—were made by the town at the same time. - 

It is mentioned that he had a Eimily of three. It is probable, 
if not certain, that he lived on the twelve aero lot, a bomestall 
which he purchased of Elder Brown soon after his arrival. It 
was on or near what is now 3Iount Auburn Street, and near the 
present line of Cambridge. This homcstall he sold to John 
Train, who, with wife Margaret, came over in the same vessel 
with him, then aged 25. This transfer took place about the year 
1643, after which we hear no more of Greorge Richardson in 

A degree of dissatisfaction had existed in WTatertown for a 
year or two previous to 1635. The people began to hear glowing 
accounts of the superior fertility of the Connecticut valley, and 
were casting longing eyes in that direction. In September, 1633, 

*Tli« ftne srants of laDd niaila to the ^ettlen in Watf-rtofm irers smaU, 
▼•ryin'^ in «xt<qc from uoe acm tu r^ixre^a. Tli«.^ were attenvHrds knowo h.« 
tbf) <* iiiuiiU Ln» '* EMer Brown's loc of c^veli'e Hnim wsh for the time a lurp* 
><>c In ic:;g, adirision m'm made of a portion uf tlie laud, tyini; in the uurrii 
ami north-wesiC part of ihe odisiuai tiiwn.«bip, N)r<ierinf< on wluit are now Lex- 
in^fin anil Ariin;;ton; b«iCli oc tJienv tuwu."* w<;r«« parts uf the oriidnal Cnui- 
on*l|pe. This lan<l was parte«i off by strni'^ht lines into four «iiv i^ions, each 
aivition being UH9 rod-i m breaiUh; fbey were 120 in niirii)>er. Tbe»« diiisiuu:* 
were cailed **The Gr^Mic UividemU/' They were s^uhHllfideil Into >oian«r 
P;»rtiona of from 25 to jm) acre^i eucb, ami then sranied tu individuals. [Btjud's 
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ReT. Messrs. Thomas Hooker and Samuel Stone arrived from Es- 
sex^ in Old England, and irerc i!nmediateiy settled in Ne\nown, 
now Cambridge. Thejr soon partook of the desire which began 
to be felt in that town, Watertown, and Dorchester, for a remov- 
al to Connecticut. In the summer and autumn of 1633, a party 
from Dorchester removed to Windsor, and a small party from 
Watertown established themselves at what is now TTethersfield. 
On the last day of May, 168C, 3Ir. Hooker and most of his cou- 
gregation at Newtown began their long and toilsome journey to 
Connecticut. They were in number about one hundred, men, 
women, and chihiren. They travelled on foot, driving about one 
hundred and sixty cattle, and were in part sustained by their 
milk. There were no roads or bridges. Tliey were guided by a 
compass one hundred miles through a pathless wilderness, infest- 
ed by wild and ferocious beasts. They were nearly a fortnight 
on the way. Mrs. Hooker, the pastor's wife, by reason of illness, 
was conve}*ed in a litter. Swamps, forests, and swift rivers were 
on the way. At length they reached their destination, wliich, the 
following year, they named Hartford, in honor of the birth-place 
of Mr. Stone, the colleague of Mr. Hooker. 

In 1G40, the people of Hartford commenced the settlement of 
Farmbgton, a town immediately joining it on the west, aud the 
*,^first settlement made in Connecticut which did not bound on 
'navigable water. From this time to 1673, with the exception of 
the towns on the Sound, and half a dozen small settlements 
made at N'orwich, Derby, and three or four other piucvrs, Con- 
necticut was a wilderness iLhabited only by savages. 

There is considerable probability that Watertown and \Vuccr- 
bury, towns in Connecticut, derive their origin, at least in pait, 
"' from Watertown in Massachusetts. Dr. Henry Bron.soti, who ha« 
given us an interesting blstory of Waterbury, states thiit sundry 
of the inhabitants of Fartuington, which, as we have seen, was 
settled from Hartford, impressed tiith what tliey had heanl or 
seen of the beautiful inten-als on the Xaugatuck River, a few 
miles west of that place, were, about 1670, strongly disposed to 
remove thither. In order to thisf, it was necessary to obtain 
leave from the General Court. Acconliugly, in O'jtober, 1673, 
twenty-six of the inhabitants of Farniingtou presente<l a petition 
to that body, then sitting at Hartford, stating their dc-*»iro, and 
asking liberty to make that settlement. Liberty was accordingly 
granted, and in June, 1674, tliirty individuals put their names to 
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moT&I to Mattatnck, the place had Iq view. Among the names 
signed to this instmment ve find that of Thom^vs Rzcbabbson. 

Some delay arose, occasioned in part by «*Philip*s War.'* In 
the summer of 1673, a few log-honses were built, In the rudest 
style, and the cultivation of the land was begun. The place, 
Mattatuck, was in May, 168(i, incorporated as the town of Water* 

Dr. Bronson says tiut Thomas Riohnx'dson *^ was an early but 
not a first settler of Fanuington." As he was a young man 
when he came to Waterbnry— his first child having been bom in 
1667— the probability is that he was himself bom in Famiington, 
and that his flither was George Richardson, who came from Eng- 
land, 1685, and lived in Watertown, Mass., till 1643, and then 
left for parts unknown. Nothing is more likely than that he, en^ 
couraged by the success which followed the emigration under 
Hooker and Stone, in 1686, bent his steps in the same direction a 
few years after, and finding the best luts in Hartford occupied, 
settled in Farmingtou, in 1644. This, at the best, is mere con- 
jecture, but there is much to encourage and siutain iu Until I 
know better, I shall presume the Connecticut Richardsous, at 
least those of Waterbnry, Middlebur}', Woodbury, and the towns 
in that vicinity, to be descendauu of Geoi^e Richardson. 

Jomr RiCHAHDSox was at Watertown in 1686, and perhaps in 
1685.. Not improbably, he was brother of George Richardson, of 
whom we have just spoken. Feb* 28, 1686*7, he and <« all the 
townsmen then inhabiting " bad each a grant of one acre in the 
Beaver Brook Flowlands, '*' bounded on the Great Dividend Loi.'t 
on the north side and Charles River on the South.'' This, I be- 
lieve, was all the land he possessed in Watertown. It forbids 
the idea of his remaining there, and so we find him no more in 
that place. We find hioi, or another of the same name, in Exe- 
ter, in 1642, as a witness to a deed, and probubly shall not err if 
we set him down as the ancestor of that large and eminently re- 
spectable family of Riehardsons, who, from 1679, spread them- 
selves out through Medfield, Medway, Wrentham, Franklin, Leo- 
minster, Barre, and many other towns. Ills numerous posterity 
will find place iu this Tolume subsequently. 

We find Edwabd Richjlsoson iu Newbury, at the outlet of 
Merrimack River, as early as 1647. It is possible, though not 
certain, that he was there some years before 

William Richarosox, of Newbury', was probably his brother. 
Being younger in years, we first find a notico of him in 16o^. 
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1 ftW, Sept, 27. George Hawkins, of Bosstoo, shipwright, by vir- 
tut of a power of attorney from George Kichardson, of Wapping, 
mariner, bearing date 3Iay 1, 1641, soltl to William Dodd two 
hundred acres of land within the bounds of Salem, near Bass 
Kirer, lately in possession of Peter Palfrey, for forty pounds. 
Extracted from the records of Salem by Emmanuel Downinge. 
[Suffl Deeds, i. 74.] 

The land here referred to was in Beverly. Peter Palfrey is a 
name of note in the eariy annals of Salem. He was there at the 
first settlement of the place, with Roger Conant and* two or three 
others, in 1626. In 1633, he removed to Reading, where he died, 
Sept. 15, 1663. Emanuel Do^-ning married Lucy, a sister of 
Gov. John Winthrop. He was a member of the Massachusetts 
Company, and had a farm in Salem, but I think he did not come 
to America. Who "Greorge Richardson of Wapping *• was, we 
are not informed. If he came to New England he did not stay 
long. There appears to have been some connection with Mr. 

RiCHARO RiCHACDSox^ was of Boston, 1649, and probably 
some years previous. Feb. 26, 1649, and April 19, 1649, acconi- 
ing to Drake [Hist, of Boston, p. 318, n4>te\ the town voted 
^that Richard Richardson and seven others of Boston may make 
^^ahigbway from their hottses over the marsh to tho bridge and 
orer Mr. [Valentine] Hill's ground, at their own charge,** wliich 
was £8 16s., and to be free from highway charges nine years. 
Mr. Richardson and the other seven lived near "The Cove," 
sometimes called ^The Dock," which was filled up within the 
writer's remembrance, perhaps forty-five years ago ; it was where 
the Quincy Market now stands. The ground was low and 
marshy, hence in the vote jnst quoted it is called ^The Marsh." 
The **MilI Creek," also filled up forty to fifty years ago, wiis near 
by; Blackstone Street now occupies the space. Tlie bridge re- 
ferred to in the vote wns over this creek. The writer has p.issed 
over it perhaps thousands of times in his childhood. Mr. Hill 
- had a house and garden close by the meeting-house — there was 
but Ofitf meeting-house at that time— and it stooil on the uoith side 
of what is now State Street, a few rods from Wushington Street. 

At the same time, 1649, he was one of thirty-seven ownem of 
Long Island, in Boston Harbor. [Diuke's Hist, of Boston, p. 
318, note.} All these facta seem to indicate that he hixd been an 
inhabitant of Boston some yeiirs, though his name does not occur 
in ««The Book of Possessions," compiled 1634. 

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HU wife was Johaxxa. • They were probably married be- 
fore leaving England, that is, not far ^m 1C35. 

1672, July 15. Richard Richardson, of Boston, laborer, and 
Johanna his wife sell to Richard Wharton seven acres on Long 
Island. [Sit£ Deedd, viii. 42.] 

Richard Wharton was in 1666 a respectable citizen of Boston. 
He favored the royal prerog:itive in 1080 and onward ; took part 
with Edwani Randolph in his proceedings. After the abrogation 
of the charter, in 1684, he was made one of the royal coundllors. 

The will of Richard Richardson, of Boston, is dated Oct. 18, 
1677 ; it was proved Nov. 2, 1677. He must have died in the in- 
terval. In the will he gives to his son*iu-law, Timothy Arroitnge, 
and Johanna my daughter, his wife, all my housing and land in 
Boston, during their natural life, and after the decease of said 
Johanna to Timothy and Johanna,, their children. He gives to 
John ffi*ancklin five ponnds ; to Benjamin firancklin Tenn pounds* 
[Sufl:Prob.,vi. 211.] 

The two Franklins mentioned in this will were probably not 
relatives— certainly not near relatives— of the great Americau 
statesman. William Franklin was a blacksmith in 1643 ; he was 
chosen constable that year; was admitted townsman that year. 
In 1645, he was appointed, with Thomas Marshall and two others, 
to hire eight men for the garrison at the castle. He lived near 
the draw-bridge and mill-creek, of which notice has been taken. 
He was a neighbor of Rlchanl Richardson, and the two men cf . 
the name mentioned in the will were doubtless his sons. 

Johanna Richardson, the daughter so generously remembered 
in the will« was bom in Boston, Feb. 25, 1057-8. 

But there seems to have been a son, older than Johanna, not 
mentioned in the will, for some reason which doefl not appear. 

RiCB^LSD Richardson^ was of Lynn in June, 1665. I pre- 
sume him to be the son of the former lUcharfl Richardson, with- 
oat any positive proof of the fact. It may have been otherwise, 
but the probability lies in that direction. 

He must have been born about 1640. He was married to Amy 
6&AVES, of Lynn, June 20, 1605, and had children as follows : 

+Ricliard,< b. about ice7; m. first, Hannah Williams, cf Boston, Jul/ 

8, 1T03; second, EUzabeth Johnson, of Boston. 
+John.* b. April, 1670; nu Margaret Woodmansey, of Boston, June, 

H-'Francis,* b. about l(r72; m. Susanna -^— *. 
4-Thoinas,» h. April 15, 1074. 

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' Richnrd Richardson, of Lynn, died in I68I9 And his widoir. 
Amy Richardson, was appointed ndminisintrir of his estate* 28: 
4, 1681 ; that is, Jaly 28, 1631. On the same day, in a court held 
in Salem, she made oath to an inventory taken by Robert Rand 
and William Bassett, amount £77 85. Sd^ the real estate consist- 
ing' of one house and the land adjoining, valued at £40. 

On the same paper is the foUowing, still on file : 

^This Court disposeth of this estate as foUoi^-eth, viz. : To the 
eldest son, Richard Richanlson, 6*\ and to John and francis and 
Thomas and Sbenczer and Mar}-, to each of them 3% to be paid 
when they come of age, or at marriage ; and the widow to have 
the rest of the estate for her own support and bringing up the. 

Of these children we will now speak in their order. 

RiCHABD RiCHAHOSOX,' the eldest, born about 1667, ^as the 
husband of Elizabeth Joasrsox. This appears from a deed dated 
April 30, 1708, signed by Samuel Johnson, of the county of 
Devon, mariner, Edward Johnson, mariner, Jonathan Johnson, 
chairmiiker, and Richard Richardson, of Lynn, and Elizabeth, 
' wife of Richanl, the only surviving child of Samuel and Phehe 
Johnson, of Boston. [Snff. Deeds.] 

In a deed dated July 9, 1718, Richard Richardson, of Lynn, 
shipwright^ and Elizabeth his wife, a relative of Hannah Hundley, 
sell land in Boston. In a deed dated 1718, Richard Richanlson 
and wife Eltznbeth, of Falmoath, Me., formerly of L}-nn, dispose 
of land in Lynn* 

It appears from the deed last quoted that this man, about the 
year 1718, sold his property in Lynn and removed to what is now 
the city of Portland, lie., then a part of the town of Falmouth. 
Tlie town of Falmouth^ as their records show, made him a grant 
at a town meeting, ilay 4, 1720, of nine rods of land XW. by N., 
running to the Back Cove. The town also, 3Iay 9, 1721, granted 
him a lot of land containing thirty acres, which is particularly 
described, running easterly on the Fore River, thirty rods to a 
birch tree, leaving a highway on the river bank, etc. [Town 
Record, also York Co. Deeds, xiii. 91.] 

He, of Falmouth, also bought of Isaac Hoar one-half of one 
hundred acres of land in Casco Bay, Dec. 14, 1721. [York Co. 
Deeds, x. 228.] 

But it seems that for some reason Falmouth [or Portland] did 
not suit him, and so February, 1728, we find him and his wife 
Elizabeth firmly settie<l in Boston; and so in 1730. [Su£ Deeils.] 

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1721, Sept. 27. Richard Richardson, of Falmoatb, Co. of Tork, 
shipwright, and Elizabeth his wife sell to Benjamin Ingersol, of 
Gloncester, Co* of Essex, house-carpenter, the house, bam, and 
lot, where said Richardson now dwells, in Falmouth* [York Co. 
Deeds, x. 209.] 

Jomr UicBARDsox,' brother of the preceding, and second son 
of Richard and Amj (Oraves) Richardson, of Lynn ; bom there, 
April, 1670 ; married, June 22, 1699, ILlkgabet Wuodmaxsey, 
of Boston, daughter of John and EUzsibeth (Carr) Woodniansey, 
a prosperous merchant in Boston from 1652. till his death in 16S4. 
The wife of John Woodmansey, whom he married May 1, 1662, 
was the daughter of George Carr, of Salisbury. After his death, 
the widow Elizabeth became the wife of George Monk, of Bos- 
ton, who kept a famous tavern in those days. She was again a 
widow in 1711. 

John Richardson is described as a ^mariner"; in all probabili- 
ty he was a shipmaster. After his marriage, he bought, August 
15, 1700, of Jonathan Corwin, of Salem, and Sampson Sheafe, 
late of Boston, now of Newcastle, N. H., the front half of the 
house which had formerly belonged to John Woodmansey, and 
was now — August, 1700<— occupied by the said John Richardson. 
This bonse was situated near the Common or Training Field in 
Boston.. It had beea taken by execution, in 1697, ftt>m Wood* 
mansey's heirs. This property he found himself obliged to sell, 
Oct* 80, 1706, for sixty pounds, current silver money of New 
England, to James Bowdoin, of Boston, mariner. 

His will is dated Fob. 12, 1708-9; proved April 6, 1709. He 
had no real estate to bequeath, but gave to each of his three 
children fifty pounds, on their arriving at the age of twenty*one 
years, or being married. [SuC Prob., xvC 540.] 



Elizabeth.* She, a "* spinster/* in her will, dated June 4, 1744, mentions 
her mother, Margaret Clazton. 

Their mother married Salmagrave Claxton, Jan. 20, 1714 He 
was a stranger in Boston and died before 1721. 

V1UXC19 Richardson,' brother of the preceding, and third son 
of Riohiird ' and Amy (Graves) Richardson, of L]mn ; bom there 
abont 1672; married Scsaxxa ■ . 

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him* He died tntestAte, 1727. His widow Sosnnna and i»on John 
were ap|H>iQted administrators. [Essex Prob. Records, zviL 22.] 

The inventory is dated Feb. 9, 1727 ; donbtiess 1727-S. The 
first acoonnt of administration was rendered Jan. 2, 1720-80. A 
division of the estate was made December^ 1733, to the persons 

The widow Susanna, who receives one-third. She died previ- 
ous to 3Iarch 24, 1755. 

Mary, then the wite of William Homan* 

Elizabeth, who, it appears, was born in 1712, or about that 
time, a guardian, Richanl Reith, having been appointed over her 
January, 1729-30, when she was eighteen. She is now, 1733, the 
wife of John Graudy. 

John, the eldest son, now receives two shares. 

William. Suu below. 

Anna, wife of Ambrose Haskell. 

John, the eldest son, died previous to Feb. 7, 1745, leaving 
widow, Margaret, and minor sons, Richard and Thomas. 
Thomas, just mentioned, grew to man'<« estate; was of Marble* 
head; a tisherman : had a wife, Elizabeth, who after his decease 
was appointed administratrix, March 6, 1775. 

William Richardson, the other son of Francis Richardson, was 
also of Marblehead. He died intestate, and his widow, ^lary 
Richardson, was appointed administratrix, Deo. 28, 1744. Their 
children were Anna and William. [Essex Prob. Records.] 

TaoMAS RiCBABDSOx,' brother of the preceding, and fourth 
son of RicharcP and Amy (Graves) Richardson, of Lynn; bom 
there, April 15, 1674; married i 

He was a merchant in Boston till about 1712, then removed to 
Newport, R. L, where he died, in 17*24, aged 50. 

fle was a Quaker, as the following documents will :>how : 

1709, April 28. William Mumford, of Boston, stone-cutter, 
and Ruth, his wife, for 80 pounds, 10 shilliiisp, current money of 
New England, convey to Samuel Collins, of L}'nn, gunsmith, and 
Thomas Richardson, of Boston, merchant, all that piece or par* 
eel of land lately pnrchasod of Elisha Cooke, Esq., in Boston, 
near Governor s Dock, so calle<l, boundeil east by Leverett's Lane, 
there measuring in front 35 feet; south by the said Mumford's 
part, 146 feet, Jcc [SuC Deeds, xxv. 34.] 

Leverett's Lane was so called from 1708 till 17Sft, when it xe- 
ceived the name of Congress Street. It extended from State to 
Water Street. It was often called Quaker Lane, froni the 
Friends* meeting-house on it. 

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1713, Jane 29. Willuim Mamford, of Boston, and Ruth, his 
Trife, for fifty poand:», scQ to Tlioraas Richardson, late of Boston, 
now of Rhode Island, merchant, and Samuel Collins, of Lynn, 
blacksmith, a parcel of land on Leverett Lane, in Boston^ near 
the Qoaker meecing-hoase. [SaC Deeds, xxviL 170.] 

Mnmford, Collins, and Thomas Richardson were Quakers. 
The Quaker meetlng«house was of brick, thirty by twenty-five 
feet, bnilt in the year 1709, and probably on the land transferred 
as above by Mumtbrd to Collins and Richardson. It was bnmeii 
in the great fire of 1760, but soon afber repaired. It stood till 
1825, when it was demolished, having been unoccupied nearly 
twenty years. [Drake's Hist, of Boston, p. 505.] 

Thomas Richardson continuing to own property in Boston, and 
dying in 1724, administration on his estate was granted June 2, 

Of Ebenezer, the fifth son of Richard and Amy (Graves) 
Richardson, the compiler knows nothing. 

Some fragmentary material relating t«> the early times remains 
to be here preserveii. 

John Alarrett and Abigail Richardson were married at Cam- 
bridge, 20th of 4th month, 1654. 

Thomas Richardson arrived in the Speedwell, 1656. 

Mary Richardson married William Hamilton in Boston, Aug. 

Martha Richardson died in Charlestown, Nov. 9, 1677. 

Paul Richardson, of London, owned land in Boston, 1644. 

John Ricliardson came from England to Nantucket in June, 
1701 ; the tbunder and leader of the Quakers on that island His 
life was published. 

Richard Richardson and Hannah Williams were married July 
^ 1708. 

liichard Richardson and Sarah Balch were married March 3, 

1632, Sept. 13. John Richardson, of the city of Bristol, mer- 
chant, gives to Adam Winthrop, of Boston, in New England, 
merchant, a power of attorney to receive money due to him in 
BoHton. [Suffl Deetls, xv. 57.] 

This John Richardson was a son of John and Sarah (Breedon) 
Richardson. Sarah Breedon I suppose to be a daughter of Capt. 
Thomas Breedon, a resident and trader in Boston, who had from 
the town a grant, in 16G2, of a place to build a whart For some 
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nr, he wns put in prison in 1862, and sentoneed to par a fino of 
two hundred ponnds, wluch was afterwards remitted. He farored 
the king's commissioners when they visited Boston, in 166S. 
Sarah Breedon, being lefk a widow, married OoU Samnel Shrimp- 
ton, of Boston, an eminent citizen of that place, who died of 
apoplexy, Feb. 9, 1697-8. She had a niece, Elizabeth Richard- 
son, who, on the solicitation of Col. and Mrs. Shrimpton, came to 
this conntry and married Col. Shrimpton's son Samael, IMay 7, 
1696; a son probably by a former wife. 

Col. Shrimpton, and his widow after, him, lived on Bang Street 
— now State Street— on the comer of what is now E.xchange 
Street, then known as Shrimpton's Lane. Capt. Thomas Savage 
ooeapied the corresponding comer in Dock Sqoare, then called 
Savage^s Comer. 

Colonel Shrimpton, in 1670, bought of Sir Thomas Temple the 
whole of Noddle's Island — now East Boston— estimated to con- 
tain one thousand acres. From him it descended to the Green- 
ongfa^ Hyslop, and Sumner Families, one of whom, Gkneral 
William Hplop Sumner, son of Oov. Increase Sumner, having 
purchased the shares of the other heirs in 1881, projected the 
settlement of it as a part of the city of Boston. 

We now come to another John Richardson, evidently a stran- 
ger* His will was dated May 7, 168S ; proved June i7, 1683. <<I 
give and bequeath unto James Guthrie all that I have in the ' 
world, except twenty shillings to buy 'Mr. Peter Etarris a Ring 
and ten shillings to buy John Eyte a Ring.'' Witnesses, Jona- 
than Raynsford, John Ramsay. [Snff. Prob., vi. 416.] 

William Richardson's will is dated Oct. 16, 1688; proved Xov. 
SO, 1688. ^My will is that Mr. Nathan Greene, in whose house I 
have for these sixteen months last past boarded, be fully satisfied 
and paid for my diet and board, for which I have not yet paid 
anything. Also, my will is, that if after my decease what I have 
or may have from En^and or elsewhere be not sufficient to satis- 
fy and pay Mr. Greene, that then Mr. James Bennet, of South- 
ampton, England, whom I there left as my attorney to receive 
certain rents or debts for me, do discharge what may be due to 
Mr. Greene." [Su£ Prob., vi. 449.] 

Will of Francis Richardson, of the city of New York, mer- 
chant, dated July 7, 1688; proved there, July 17, 1688: Wife, 
Rebecca, has my four hundred acre lot in the township of Chii- 
tenham, in Pensilvania. My three children ffrancis, Rebecca, and 
John,— w [SuC Deeds, X. 421.] 

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He mentions his **fnendy William Richnrdson.'* 
Jefprct Richardsox wns born in Yorkshire, England^ in the 
year 1698. He married, 1731» Axx Kirkul>i>, bom 1712. The 
first mention of him in Boston is in 1730. His occupation does 
not appear. He lived some veurs in Pond Lane» noir Bedford 
Street. At the time of his death he lived with his daughter, 
airs. Mary Scott, in Winter Street. He died Sept. 29, 1775 ; his 
wife, Ann, died Jon. 5, 17S0, of a cancer. Their children were : 

EUzsbeib, b. ; d. in infancy. 

Ann, b. Feb. 11, 17;>3; m. fint, Capt Georj^e Hctherinston, 1752. Ha 
died, not long after, at sea, being wrecked off Martha's Vineyard. 
Second, John Soren, October, 17G4. He was a baker on ICarlborough 
Street, now a part of Washington Street, Boston. He died 1774; the 
wife died Jan. 21, 1813. Tliey were parents of John Soren, b. Oct 24, 
lT70,.wliom. Oct. 12, 1704, Sarah Johnston, daughter of John Jolm- 
ston. John Soren, the younger, died May 2S, 1S17; his wife, Sarah. 
died Nov. 2, 1S41, ?ged 85. Children : 
Sarah (Soren), b. Nov. 3, 1705; m. Jeremiah Stimson, Jnly 12, ISld. 
Ifory Ann (Soren), b. April 25, 179S ; m. Thos. W. Haskins, April 11, 

Martha Maiia (Soren), bw Nov. 14, 1700; m. John B. Ebrtford, June, 

Helen (Soren), b. Sept 3, ISOl ; nerer married. 
John Johnston (Soren), b.Oct 13, 1808: m. Fanny Wales, June 8, 
. laSS. For many yeais cashier of the Boylston bank, Boston. 
George Stimson (Soren), b. ; m. Mrs. — -> Meniam. 

Maiy Ann and Martha were bom in London during a risit made 
there by their parents. They went out in 1700 ; returned 1S02. 
Mary, b. March 13, 1700; m. Joly 14. 17(K), Capt James Scott, from Lon- 
don. He died 1730. She died June 13, ISOS. He was many years 
commander of the packet ship Minerra. They lived in Winter Street, 
Bostout near Winter Place, till after her father's deadi, when they re- 
mofed to Wobum. This was early in tlie Revolutionary war. After 
the war they returned to Boston. Their daughter Sally (Scott) m. 
Cornelius Cannon, 1812; their daughter Mary (Scott) m. Cornelius 
Cannon, 1S27. 
Jacob, b. Dec. 22, 1738; m. Ahigafl Hammond. He was a bookseller in 

Newport, R. L He died October, 1818. 
Thomas, b. Feb. 23, 1730-40; m. 1763, Maiy Webb, daughter of Thomas 
Webb, of Boston. He served his time as a tailor with Thomas 
Symmes, tailor, on Devonshire Street His marriage took place at ^ir. 
Symmes' house, on Tremont Street He was by trade a tailor. He 
died Aug. 10, 1700. She died of consumption April 27, 1782, aged 40. 
They bad a son, Thomas, b. March 17, 1770; d. unm. 1310; a rope- 
Jeffrey, b. Feb. 22, 1743-4; m. first, Hannah Webb, sister of his brother 
Thomas' wife, March 31, 17f». She died March 4, 1737. Second, Re- 
becca Brackett, daughter of James Brackett, of Quincy, Oct 22, 1733. 

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Ho di«d Oct 2(), 1^06. She di«d Dec 3, 1^43, aged 8a They had six 
children* three of whom, Jame«» Sally Brackett, and Ebenezisr, died in 
early childhood. The others were : 

Jeffrey, b. Oct 0, 17S9: m. flr»t, Sept 16, 1SS8, Sally Brackatt, 
dan^^hter of Lamael and Sally Brackett, of Quincy. She died Deo. 
% 1837. Second, June 27, 1$39, her sister, Jnlia Lambert Brackett 

James Bnickatt, b. Sept 29, 1703; m. Hannah Fiske, daughtar of 
Samael Fiske, of Boston, Jan. 26, ISIS. They lived together fifty- 
six years. She died November, 1S7-L He died July SO, 1ST5, of 

Benjamin Parker, b. April 23, 1802; m. Xov. 2S» 1828, Bebecoa 
Bridge, daughter of John Bridge, of Littleton, Mass. 

Since lS26y these three brothers have carried on the iron business 
together, and very extensively, under tlie diiu of J. Richardson & 
Brothers, Xo. 2 Central Wharf, Boston. 

^^Jeffref Richardson, bom 1743-4^ and husband of Ilaunah 
Webb^ commenced business for himself in 1766, near Mr. John 
Gray's ropewnlk, on Atkinson Street, Boston. It was in the im- 
mediate vicinity of this ropewalk that the severe affray took 
place, March 3, 1770, between the ropemakers and a party of 
British soldiers. 

Tlie Bffmf wa«, without doubt, witnessed by 3Ir. Richardson, 
who was at work near by. It took place two days before tlitf 
fiitai and memorable tragedy, so long known as the '^Boston 
Massacre." For some reasons, greatly exasperated feeling existed 
between the British soldiers and the people of Boston, among 
whom the ropemakers, principally young men, stood foremost. 
A notice of the afS*ay may be seen in Drake's Hibt. of Boston, 
pp. 777, 778. Let it sutfice to say, the soldiers g»3t the worst of 
it. Mr. Ricbardson was himself a ropemaker, and had been au 
apprentice to Mr. Gray. 

The business of making ropes was introduced into Boston 
about 1641. It was extensively carried on and very pro6table. 
At one time there were firartcen extensive ropewalks in opei*a- 
tion. In 1794, the business received a severe check. July So, 
1704, a fire broke out in 3Ir. Howe's ropewalk, which spread t^ 
the neighboring ropewalks and other buildings and consiumed 
seven ropewalks at one time. Not only so, it destroyed cver^-* 
thing included between Federal Street, Milk Street, and the 
water. It swept through Atkinson Streec, High Straet, Pearl 
Street, Oliver Street, Purchase Street, laying waste all that oauie 
in its way. Mr. Richardson's ropewalk, dweiUng-house, brick 
store, everything, waa wholly consumed; ninety-six buildings 
were destroyed. The loss and damago by the fire was estimated 
at 8210,000. 

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The town roted thftt the ropewalks should not be rebuilt on 
their former site, and gave the ux owners a piece of marsh Innd 
and flats at the bottom of the common, where they were soon after 
rebnilt* There they stootl at mr earliest recollection and m:iny 
years after. Mr. Richardson, in 1804, sold his ropewalk to Isaac 
P. Davis, who already had a ropewalk on Pleasant Street, near 

Jeffrey Richardson, bom 17S9; and hnsband of Sally Brackett, 
commenced business as an iron merchant, Dec. 1, ISll, on the 
east comer of Eilby and Central Streets, Boston. He remored, 
June 1, 1812, to the comer of India and Milk Streets. In 1S15, 
atter the second war with Great Britain, he became one of fifty 
' men to bnild Central Wharf. Ttiis wharf and stores on it being 
happily completed in 1817, he bad tlie first choice of a store.*. He 
chose store No. 2, and with his brother James took possession of 
that exceerlingly desirable location, continuing the iron busine^is 
till the present time. As already mentioned, their younger broth* 
er, Benjamin P.,« became a member of the firm in 1826. This 
country alFords few such examples of stability and permanence. 
It is the oldest iron firm in 2fcw England. Jeffrey Richardson, 
junior, son of the husband of Sally Brackett, furnished the mate- 
rials for this sketch of that family. 

Rkt. Willujc RiCHAJEtDSOx was a Presbyterian clei-gyman, who, 
in the year 1768, resided in ibe Waxhaw settlement,, on the 
Catawba Rirer, in the present Slate of South Carolina. Whether 
bom in this country; or otherwise, ia not known to the compiler. 
He married a lady named Davie, the sister of Archibald Davie, 
who came from the village of Egremont, near Whitehaven, a sea* 
port on the Irish Sea, in the county of Cumberland, England. 
Mr. Richanlson had no children of his own, and therefore adopt- 
ed his wife's brother's son, named for himself, William Richard- 
son Davie, who thus became heir to his large estate. He was 
bora at said Egremont, June dix, 1756. 

Young Davie was a regular and successful student at Nassau 
Hall College, Princeton, N. J., where he graduated with honor in 
the autumn of 177G. Having chosen the protes:«ion of law, he 
b<'gan his legal studies in Salisbury, N. C. But in December, 
1777, he left his books for a while to engage in the military ser- 

tiZ^\ *^ auction held for the punxw*. the highest MtMer for a store had tlie 
i*i I i**^®» the next hiirUertt bull lerkatl the setoml choice, anil w oo. Mr. 
i •-.?», ^»"«f ^^ lu;{b«st biddtf, liad the lirai choice, and chose *turo No. 
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vice of his coantry. Coinmisdioned as lieutenant of dragoons, 
he soon rose to the rank of major, and was in Pulaski^s legion. 
He was in the army of Lincoln, engaged in the defence of 
Charleston ; was in the battle of Stono Ferry, near that city, 
Jane 20, 1779, where he was badly wounded, and in several other 
severe actions. He was hastening to join the amiy of Gate^ 
when that army receiveil a. total defeat at Camden^ Ang. 16, 1780. 
While the American forces were mostly driven from the field, 
Davie, now a colonel, continned to harass the enemy to the 
utmost, and not without success. 

The patriot army being in great straits for want of proWsion^ 
Colonel Davie was appointed commissary-general of North Caro- 
lina, and in that capacity rendered very efficient service, though 
compelled at times to pledge his own credit for the needed sup- 

At length the war was over, and in.l788 he resumed the prac- 
tice of his profession. He became eminent for his oratorical tal- 
ents and successful as * an lulvocsite. He was a member of the 
convention which met at Phitadelphin in May, 1787, to form a 
constitution for the United States. In January, 1794, he was 
commissioned as major gentsral of the militia of North Carolina. 
During the political agitations which arose from the critical state 
of oar affiiirs. with France, in 1704 and after, he sided with the 
administration of Washington and was a decided federalist. In 
December, 1798, he was chosen governor of North Carolina. He 
continued in this office only till September, 1799, when he re- 
signed it to be niini:»ter to France, along xvith William Vans 
Hurray, Oliver Ellsworth, and Patrick Henry. The envoys em- 
barked Nov. 3, 1799; reached Lisbon Nov. 27, and Paris Harch 
2, 1800. After some delay, caused by the unfriendly temper of 
the French government, a treaty was signed Sept. 30, 1800. 

The absence of Mr. Davie from the State during those exciting 
times was fatal to the ascendancy of the federal party in North 
Carolina, and some have noc hesitateil to say that it cost Presi- 
dent Adams his re-election. He withdrew from politics in 1;:505, 
and died in December, 18*20!, aged 64. 

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We ccine now to the principa] subject of thLs volume, the pos- 
terity of the three brothers, Ezeldel, Samuel, and Thomas Kich- 
ardson, who, with four others, laid the foundations of Woburn, 
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The principal eariy emigration from Old to New England took 
place in 1630. It had long been contemplated, and ample prepa* 
ration had been made. It took place in fulfilment of one general 
phin, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Company, an or- 
ganization formed in England in March, 162S, having a royal 
patent, wanting them all the land between the Atlantic ami the 
Pacific Oceans, and in width from a -line ninning west three uiiUs 
north of Merrimack River to a line running west three miles 
south of Charles River. 

To take possession of this extensive territory a party of fifty 
or sixty persons, under John Endicott, was sent out to Shalom the 
tbllowing June, and another party of two hundred, under Francis 
Ili^nson, the year after. Iu Uie year 1630, seventeen ships in 
all, but not all together, brouoht at least one thousand passensrt^rs 
from England, as estimated hy Palfi-ey in his History of New 
England, though common! r reckoned' at fifteen hundred. Of 
these ships the Lion loft ^rUtol in Febi*uary, bringing people 
from the west of England ; i?ie ilary and Joiin sailed from Ply- 
mouth March *JOth, nnd arrived May 30th, bringing passenqrera 
from Devonshire, Uorsetahire, and Somersetshire, iour siiips, 
the Ari)ella, Jewel, Ambrose, and Talbot, left the Isle of Wij^ht 
together, on the 8th of April, having on board \Vintl»rop, Du/Uey, 
Ijiaac Johnson, his wife the lady Arbella, Increitse Xowtll, Wi'l- 
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flower. Whale, HopeirelU and others, sailed from Sonthampton 
ia May, an«l tour others £>Uowed not long after. 

la ono of these ship^ Ezekiel Richanlson came to N'cw Eng- 
land; in which of them cannot now be determined. Nor can we 
certainly tell from what part of Endand ho came. But as nearly 
all these vessels came from the south of England, there is much 
reason to suppose that he came from the south or southeast of 
that country. Mr. Felt, to his Eccl. liist. of New England, i. 137. 
says: "^The large acce:?sion of emigrants who came" in the fleet 
with Winthrop were chiedy from Loudon and the west of Eng- 
land." It ia known that many came from London and vicinity. 
If by the we^t of Englan«l be means FlampHhire, Dorset, Devon, 
and Somerset, this is douinless true. Several of the early settlers 
of Wobuni cante from Kent, as, Capt. Edward Johnson, with 
whom the Richardsons most have been intimate; Isaac Cole was . 
from Sandwich in that county ; it is thought that the Kendalls 
also c:une from that connlv ; the Gardners were from Surrey ; 
Locke was from London ; John Tidd was from Yarmouth, in the 
ble of Wight; Thomas Graves was from Stepney^ near London; 
the Piurce tamily from Norwich, in Nortblk. Why may not the 
Richardsons have come from Norfolk, where the name had existe«l 
many years previous? Tlial familv also existed in Sussex, Surrey, 
and in other sonthern counties, rlenry Baldwin, the husband of 
Ezekiel Kichardsou's eldest danghter, came from Devonshire. In 
looking over the early SodTolk Probate Records, I have found 
Richardsons who came frooi the south of England. 

Rev* William Hubbard, in his Hist, of N. England, p. 133, says 
of the passengers in Wintbrop's fleet, 1630: *^Some were from 
the west of England, hut the greater number came from about 
London, though Southam)»ton was the rendezvous where they 
took ship." Winthrop, in his journal, has a memorandum or list 
of persons who had given encouragement that they would accom- 
pany him to New Enghiud. One of these was " Kichanlscin.** 

J5y the sixth of July, 1630, eleven of the ships of Winthrop's 
fleet bad arhved, besides the Lion, Mary and John, which ietl 
England before the Arbella and her consorts; and we ai-e sdte in 
saying that by this sixth of July Ezekiel Hichanlson was in New 
England. li I mistake not, this makes him the earliest colonist 
of that name in New England. He and his wife Snsanna' became 
members of the church g-athercd in CharleMtown, x\ug. 27, 1630, 
which afterwards became the First Church in Boston ; and both 
were dismissed from it, witli thirty-three others, Oct. 14, 1G32, to 
form the present First Chsrch inCharlestown, which was g:tth- 
ered on tiie second day uf November following. He was ailmit- 
ted a freeman of the colony, May 18, 1G31, wliich was in 
consequence of his church membership.* 

*Tlie p«r««plH who settled Mx^^nchnsecrs .mil Oinnectlcnt were of a much 
higher ciiamcrer cLuu tho:«e who muImI Virsinia aoil the Southern Stnte.^. 
Fur proof of thU RMHertion, see ** Piipiuiiii Hn<l Gor^ros/' by J. AVinj^tt Thom- 
toot '^it'^^ccL Hist. oC^. txi;;iaua, Faifrey's Hb;. of 2i, Enshiud, and tho 
HisCuries isenemlly. 

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Soon after hi:i arrivnl in this coaiitry^.be antl his wifb took np 
their aboilc in Charlesto^vrn. aotl mast iiave shared iu tiiu hanU 
ships and prtrations endured by the early settlors. They lived in 
a log-hoase, hastily and nidely' constructed, the intersci'oes Ulied 
with mnd, and utterly insntiicienc tor their protection against the 
rode blasts of winter. All around was a dense forest, or a dreary 
waste, invested with wolves and other ieri?cious aniraaU. TheV 
probably lived in constajnt tear and alarm. During the tirst two 
years, the colonists suffered greatly from famine. SheiUtish, 
chims, lobsters, etc^ had to serve tor meat; trround-nuts and 
acorns for breail. The relief exoccted from England did not 
come ; bread-stuffs were scnrce and dear there, and the colonists 
had no money to buy >vith. The salaries of their minLsters were 
paid in pork/barley,'anil other articles of food, of which the peo- 
ple had not sufficient for thcmsolves. The harvest of the year 
after their arrival was scanty, by reason of cold and wet weather 
throuffh the summer. But these sutTerings were patiently bonie. 

Ezekiel Richardson was a man of great respectability and 
worth. His name often occurs on the Cliarlestown records* He 
wasi, in 1633, appointetl by the General Court a constable, then an 
office of much responsibility. In the following years, he was ap- 
pointed by the town ou several important committees. He was 
one of the first boar>l of selectmen in Charlcstown, chosen Feb. 
10, 1634-0; also in 1637, 1638, 1639. He was a deputy or rep- 
resentative of that town in the General Conrt, chosen Sept. 2. 
1G34, and also the following vear, 1G85. In 1637, a lot of -land 
was granted to him on -^ Misticke Side,'' or ^lalden ; also to each 
of hu brothers, of whom more in the sequel. 

He was a follower of Ann Hutchinson and John Wheelwiight 
in the Antinomlin Controversy of 1637, as were most of the 
members of the Boston churcii, and was one of the eighty or 
more persons who simied the Remonstrance in 3Ir. Wheelwright's 
Civor, presented to the General Court on the ninth of March in 
that year.* At the session of the General Court held in Novem- 
ber tbllowing, he and several otliers desired that their names 
might be era^ from that paper, which the Court had judged to 
be of seditious tendency. Thus acknowledging hU fault, he was 
exempted from the censure indicted by the Court; in other 
wonls, he was not disarmed, as were nearly all of the Remon- 
strants» It is creditable to his memory that he was willing to 
abandoif an enterprise in which he had conscientiously, but im- 
wisely, embarked. 

In May, 1640, the town of Cliariestown petitioned the General 
Court for an enlargement of her territorj'. The petition was 

For an exliaostire histurr of tUte celebrated c^jnrrorersy, sf^ an account 
»y ru« coiiipiUsr of thU volaine, in the Conirr#><^tionnl Quarterlr fi>r April, 
.•qjy, mid cfcfiber, 1»7X Al:«, see Palfrey's Hisc of Xo^r £nL'!&nd, roL L p. 
*«•,*£ i-:^.; Felt's EccL HUt. of ^'ew Knsrlauii. roL L n. u»»l, et f^q.; Dr. 
« •'Wire t. EULi* Let.Turtt befoi^ tfce U^wtli iMtiixixo on **^Tlio Treacnieuc of 
inrntilem ao«l I>iMenti«nu in Masf^acUnMCtN ; " Bancroft's Hlit. of CuiceU 
«tate*, ▼oLl.p.38a,e«.*e7. 

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tv, has been known from time immemorial as ^ Rtchardsou's 
^ir." It was in the present town of Winchester, a little north 
and east of tl\e village ; the ^ Row ** now constitnting a part of 
Washington Street. He himself lived half a mile north of the 
present vilhige of ^7inchester ; a locality, until April 30, 1350, 
mdnded in the town of Wobom. Tlie descendants of these 
three brothers, bearing the name of Richardso^t, long hare been 
and still are more nnmerous than persons of anv other name in 
Wobnm, and among them hare been found some of the most 
useful and valued members of the church and citizens of the 
place. [Statement of Rev. Samuel Sewall, of Burlington, in his 
Historj of Wobum, p. 71.] 

At the first election of town officers in Wobnm, April 13, 1644, 
Ezekiel Richardson was chosen a selectman, and continued to be 
chosen to that responsible otSce in 1645, 1646, and 1647. £d- 
wani Convers,* John ITousall — ^these were deacons of the church 
tUl their death — ^and Ezekiel Richardson were appointed *^to end 
Maall causes under twenty shillings," at Wobum ;t and so con- 
tinued till death. 

Edward Convers, Ezekiel Richardson, Capt. Cooke, and Ed- 
ward Gofie, with Mr. Stileman, were appointed a committee to 
lay out a road from Cambridge to Wobum. 

Ezekiel Richardson, one of tlie founders of Wobum, died in 
that town Oct. *21, 1647. From the fact that all his children 
were at this time under the age of twenty-one, it is inferred that 
hb a^ at his decease did norelceed forty-five. 

HU will b dated 20th day of the fifth month, 1647; equivalent 
to July 20, 1647. It was proved June 1, 1648, and is on file in 
the Suffolk Probate Office, Boston. A copy now follows : 

I Easkiel Riehaxdson of Woeboome, being in perfect memorie, doe 
make this my last will and testament as foUoweth. imprimis. I make my 
wife Susanna and my eldest son Theophilos joint Executors, item. £ 
give and bequeath to Josias mv son cliirde pounds, to be paid in money. 
catteU, or come, when he shall accomplish one and tweutie years of a;;e. 
Item. 1 0X9 unto James mv son thircie pounds to be paid in money, cat- 
telL or come, when be shall accomplish one and twentie years of aire. 
Item. I give unto Phebe my daughter thirtie pounds to be paid in money, 
cattell, or come, when she shall accomplish t^*entie years of age, or Mithin 
SIX months after the day of her maiiiaee, which cometh first. I say all 
these several legacies to be paide in money cattell or come at the disicre- 
non of the Executors and overseers. 

In case any of these three die before they doe accomplish the said ace 

mention'^ then the said legacie shall be equally divided to them whicli 

»'hall survive. In case my son Theophilus die before he shall accomplish 

. ooe and twentie years oi age then his portion shall be equally divided to 

«ay other children which shall siirrive. 

• El! ward Coorers came la the flfiet trith ^Vhlth^op, 1630; senled hi Gharlos- 
^"^a,- was selectmaa of CUarlestoxrn from livW to ItHf): was one of the foun«l- 
^rr* of \\ oburn; lived near ilw nilll o\ier the Aberjona Kiver, once calleil by lA^ 
Qftme. in the present town of WinclMster; died Aug. 10, H'lS^ Grandfiither ot 
Major J»niet Convers. 

, * '^ etatetnenu maile in this para^TSDh and in the next trexe derived fm::i 
"H 1^^^ "* Ma»H«chnsetts, as pnz&teJ by order of the General Court a few 
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Item. I doe frelia ffoitpre ami Oischar^ whatsoeTer accounts and de« 
manda have been bet^voen my Brother Samuel Richaidfon and myself. 
Item. I ^[iTe tmto my brother Tliomru Kichardson his son Tliomns ten 
•hillings to he paidc within one year atter my decease. Item. I iuakc for 
overseers to this my will Edward Converse and John Mousall of \roe- 
bonrse; In case either of them die bett'oi>s the accom|*lishment of this mv 
will the survivor with the consent of Thomas Carter Pastor of the church 
of TToebume shall have power to chusc an other overseer in his place. 
Item. I pre unto the overseers for and in consideration of their care and 
paines tuxrtio shilllnf^ a peece. Item. aU my debts and funeral [ex« 
pcnscs] being disclianr^ I give and bequeath all the rest of my estate to my 
esecuton. provided that my wife may peceably injoy her habitation in the 
honse soe long as she shall live. 

In witness whereof I have set to my hand. Escldl richardson. 

BLoresence of these 

Thomas Carter, scribe. 

Edward Convars. 

John MousalL 

Testified under oath of the said Edward Converse and John Mowsall 
liiat the above written is the Uist will and testament of Ezekiel Bichaid- 
son and that he was of a disposing mind at the making the same, taken 
1 U) li^S betoiie the coorte and myself. 

Increase Nowell, Br. [Begister.] 

An inventorie of the goods of our deceas<^ brother Ezekell 
month 9th, day ISch, ltf4T. [November 18, 1047.] 

Eight cows £4 10s a peece 

one pair of oxen 

one paue of oxen three years old 

two young steers 

two heifers 

f oore calves 

one mare 

seven hoggs 

ftmr ewes 

one ewe lamb and two wether lambs 

eight acres of com upon the ground 

twelve acres of fallow ground 

widiin the bame in wheat and rie 

Barlio, oats and Pease 

two flanns and other implen^ents for come 

Indian come 

plow irons <fc chains 

one carte Hogshead Ss Boxes 

one carte <if one dung cart 

Hempe ± dax 

one nock bed with other implements on the Parlor chamber 

his wearing apparel 

ten pewter diithes with other pieces of pewter 

two plates, dripping pans and a Trammel 

five pair of Sheets, 2 pilfow cases, two table cloths, 12 napkins, 
with oclier linen- 

one feather bed <& 1 dock bed with furniture 

two chests. S Boxes, one hansring cup board with other imple- 
ments in the parlor 

one musket with Bandoleer.* one hachell.t one long table, one 
small cable, one warming pan. one fonne with other im- 
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* A bamloleer was a hirge leather belt, thrown over the right shordder and 
hanging uuder this left arm: worn by aacient musketeers for sastainiag tbeu 
lize arms and their musket clisrcfrs. ' [WelMter.] 

t A hatchell wfti a stout board, set with strung iron teeth, for cleaning flax 
or hemp. [Webster.] 



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otiier implements 

in the cedar tour llitclies of Bacon, tnthotlter pieces of Pork ) 

live tmri. live cliecsot, one chum with other implements \ 
In the Kitchen, three Brass kettles, three pots, v siallets with } 

other impleraencs f 

7 axes with handles and other tooles 
due for the Mill Stone 

paid for Bees 

Sisnod Edward Convera, 
John MousalU 

Samuel Bichordson. ) 

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C. 15. 
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sworn to before Increase Lowell ) 
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la the foregoing ioTentory there is not an article of silver 
plate, not an article of china, crockery, or glass wnre, not an nrti* 
cle of cotton manufacture, not a carpet, not one book. Truly our 
ancestors had a hard time of it. 

After the death of Ezekiel Richardson, his widow Susanna 
married Henry Brooks, of Woburn, as wc loam from suudry con- 
veyances of land. For instance: Susanna Richardson (now 
Brooks), widow of Ezekiel Richartlson, quitclaimed, lUarch 28, 
1655, thirty-five acres of land in Chnrlestown to Thomas Moulcon 
and John Greenland. . [Midd. Deeds, il. 36.] 

Aji^ain: March 27, lo37. Samuel Richardson, brother of Eze- 
kiel Richardson, now deceased, qui tchitms forty acres of land In 
Woburn, on the side towards Reading, to my sister Su:$anua 
Richardson, now Brooks, during her iifctime,* and then to my- 
cousin [nephew] Theophilus Richardson. This land is desciibod 
as bounded soutli by land of Samuel Richardson (himself), north 
by land of our brother Thomas Richardson, west by a ruuuinsr 
brooky* east by the common, u e. hy the common unappropiiated 
land. [Midd. Deeds, il. 71] 

And ogain: Dec. 13, 1650. ^ We, Henry Brooks and Susanna 
Brooks, resign one-half of Ezekiel Richardson's house and lands.** 
[Midd. Deeds, ii. 154.] 

This Henry Brooks was formerly of Concord, and while a re^!!- 
dent there was made freeman, March 14, 1639. He is noticed in 
the Town Records of Woburn as an inhabitant, and a proprietor 
of land there, near Horn Pon<l, Jan. 10, 1652. He was one of 
the selectmen of Wobum, 1660. Uis wife Sm^anna died Sept. 15, 
16dl. He died April 12, 1683. He had children by a forscer 
wife, John, Timothy, Isaac, and Sarah. 

The children of Ezekiel and Susanna lUchardson ^ere : 

+2. Phebe,* bap. in Boston, June 3, 1CC2: m. Henry Baldwin. 
^ +3. Theophihis/-^ bap. in Churicstown, I>e<:. 22, IHSH; m. 3Irj7 Champ- 
4-4. Joniali,' bap. in Charlescown, Xov. 7, 1035; m« Bemembrauce Un- 
5. John.- bap. in Charlc^town. July 21, 1C3S: d. Jan. 7, 1042-3. 
^ JonachaOt^ bap. in Charle.Hto\Tn, Feb. Vh U}:^>4(j: d. yoimg. 
-r*. Jaraes,^ bap. in Char]e;»tOHu. July U, 1041 ; m. Smlgyc Honchmau, 
& Buth,'' b. in Woburn, Ang. 23, liM; d. bept. 7, 1013. 

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Phsbe RiCBXELDSoyj* daughter of Ezekiel ^ and Sosanna Rich 
ardsooy WO:! baptized in Boston, Jmie 3, 1632 ; marriedv in Wo- 
bnrn, Nov. 1, 1649, Dea. H£yBT BjuLD^nx. 

He came from Devonshire, England ; probably at 6r3t lived in 
Charlestown a fe\r years; subscrfbed the " Town Order?," rclatire 
to the settlement of Wobnm, December, 1640; settled in Wo. 
bum, accordingly, 1641 ; freeman of the colony, 165*2 ; became a . 
distinguished citizen of the town. His place of residence was at 
**New Bridge," or North Wobnrn, where some of his descendants 
in each generation have had their abode, and been large proprie* 
torsof Isnd. He was a selectman of \Vobum, 1631, and a dea- 
con of the chnrch from 16^6 till his death. 

He is presumed to be the ancestor of the Baldwins of New 

He died Feb. 14, 1607-4. His widow Phebe died Sopt. 13, 

Their children were : 

A. Sasaana (Baldwin), b. Ang. S0» WW; d. Sept 28, laSL 

10. Stuanna (Baldwin), b. July 25, IGSri. 

11. Phebe (Baldwin), bw Sept i, 1054; m. Samael Richardson,' NTor. 

7, 1676: had one child, Zacbariah (EiciianlMu). She died Oct. 
20, 1870, aged 25. 

12. John (Baldtnn). b. Oct. 28, lfl58. 

18. Daniel (Baldwin), b. March 15, 1050-60: ra. Jan. 6, 16$4-«, Han- 
nah Richardson.' b. Oct 21, 1667, eldest daufihter ot Joseph 
Richardson.^ For their family, see Posterltr i>i^ SA>rccr. Ricb- 
ABOSOX.^ Their son Dftnid, b. Dec. 16, 16(>6, ^nis slain 07 the 
Indians, near Dunstable, Sept. 5, 1724. 
+14. Timothy ( aildwin), b. May 27. 1061 : m. Elizabeth HUL 

15. Mary (Baldwin), b. July 10, 16<>S: d. Jan. 8. 1U09-4. 
-hlO. Henry (Baldwin), b. Xov. 15, lOfU; m. Abiffail Fisk. 
' 17. Abigail ( Baldwin ^ b. Auc^iO, 1667; m.^second wife— John 
Reed, of Wobum, 1705. Thev had a son, Henry (Reed). 
1& Ruth (Baldwin.!, b. July 31, 1670: had Mary, May \>, 16U*/. 
10. Benjamin (Baldwin), b. Jan« 20, 1072-3; m. Hannah . He- 
died April 28, 1T36. She died Sept 28, 1736. 

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TasoPBiLUS RicH.vBOSoy,* brother of tho prccedincr, and eld- 
est son of £zekiel ^ and Susanna Richardson ; baptized iu Charles- 
town, Dec. 22, 1688; married, 3Iay 2, 1654, Maby CHAM^^•ET, 
daughter of John and Joanna Ch.inipney, of Cambridge. Cam- 
bridge at this time joined Wohum.'* 

He cume.with his ihcher to Wobam in 1641, and resided there 

*ItshonlflbeborseiA mlrKL here atid eL<««wh«rti, that CAmbri'l|;«, till 1712, 
included Lexington, aud rill 1M>7, West Cai&bri<lge, now Ariiogtoc 


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till his death, which took place Dec. 2S, 1674, a^d 41. He left 
no wilL HU estate was settled in 1673. The iuTentory o( his 
estate is dated 3 (2) 1675, L e^ April 3, 1675, and contains the 
following items : 

Ten acres of ploughed land 

Ten acres of mnd ** about honse^ 

One hondved and tvrenty acres Upland 

Lots in the Common [landK with all town ri^^ts due 

Fortr acres Upland, near the dwelling-house 

Four acres meadow. at Pagley meadow 

Serenteen acres in the home meadow 

Five acres of £Q<rlish enus 

Dwelling-honse i'UO, Sam £25 

Four oxen £18, eight cows £24 two cows £3. 15. 

Four calTes £3. 4. a heifer £2. 10.. horse and mare £3 

Twenty sheep £5, Hay £0, Cart, wheel, and tire £5 

Chains and yokes £1. 14, Wheat and rye £1. Rye sown £2 

Flax £4 10., Hemp £2. 5., Cottonwool £0. 10., Sheep's wool £2 

His wearing apparel 

Bedstead and lumitnre 

Feather-bed ik zitruiture £0. lOw Sheets and pillows £3. 17. 

Trundle-bed and furniture £1, Bed and bedding [for same] £1. 5, 

Table, cushions, and chairs £0. 1&, Table Unen £1. 1. 

Two muskets £0. Id., Books £0. 10., Indian com £1. 5, 

Other articles used on a farm and in house-keeping 


From a comparison of this inventory with the preceding, one 
may easily perceive a thrifty hand and a great advance, both in 
the comfort and in the means of living, Tiithin twenty-ci^scht years. 

Mary, the widow of Theophiliis Richardson, becnme the second 
wifo of John Brooks, Feb. 2o, 1688-4 His first wife was Eunice, 
daughter of Dea. John Moosall, of YTobum, already repeatedly 
mentioned ; thev were married Xov. 1, 1649. John Brooks was 
the eldest son oi Henry Brooks, who married the widow Susanna 
Richardson, mother of the above-named Theophilus. John 
Brooks died Sept. 29, 1691. Mary, now twice a widow, died Aug. 
28,1704. I' ' -^^ 

The children of Theophilns * and 3Iary Richardson were : 

+20. Ezeldel/ b. Oct 2S. 1659: m. Elizabeth Swan. 

21. Mary * b. Jan. IS, 1657-S; m. first, June 24, 1631, Joseph Pcircc, 

b. in Wobum, Aujjp. 13, 1640, son of Thomas Peirce, trho ^as 
bom in England: was in Wobum as early as 1643; "<««« select- 
man in Wooum 1060, and repeatedly afterwards, and died Ko- 
Tember, 10$3.* Second, Darnel Hudson, previous to 1710. 

22. Sarah.' b. April 23, 166a 

+23. Abigail,' b. Oct 21, 1602; m. John Bateman. 
24. Hannah.' b. April 6, 1665; m. Thomas Frost, of BUlerica, ^Xarch 
23, 1706. 
^^ +23. John,' b. Jan. 16, 1667-4; m. first, Deborah Brooks; second, Ly- 
dia Pratt. 

26. Hester,' b. June 25, 1070. 

27. Ruth,' b. Aug. 3U 1673; m. William Russell, of Salem Tillage 

[Dangers], Jan. 20, 1703-4. 

*The name is spelled Peirce with great uniformity on TT^abum Beconls 
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28. Bridget.' b. 1074: m. Xot. 21, 1003, Stepheu BicUardson,^ b. Feb. 
.7. 107;M, son ot' Joseph,'' son ot *>amcel Rica.vKD^X',^ .one of 
the founders of Woburn. For notices of her children and de- 
seeodants, see Posterity of Samuel Bichardaon. 

Caftaix Josiah Ricrabdsox,^ brother of tho preceding, nnd 
second son ox Ezekiel Richardson,^ ono of the founders of Wo- 
bum; baptized in Charlestown, Nov. 7, 1685; raarricd at Con- 
copl, by Capt. Simon Willard of that place, June 6, 1659, to Re- 
M£3Ibr1xc£ U>"der'?\*ooi>, boHi at Concord, Feb. 25, 1639-40, 
dan«vhter of William and Sarah Underwood of tliat place. 

Ho and his brother James Richardson* went to reside in 
Chelmsford as e::rly as lt>59, which, as just noted, was the rear of 
his marriage. Williaiu Underwood, his wife's father, went in 
IG54, at the very begiuoing of that plantation.* 

*Tlie origin of CbehiisfoRl may be traced co a petition pref«onted to t];o Oen* 
eml Court of tlie colon r in 1^52, sisne«l hy a1k>iic twenty per^ms — ton of them 
citlzeus of (^onconl. and w iiianjr liiore from Wobiini— for libert}' to examine, 
irith a view ro sett!enient. a trace of Uiiul lyinj? on the weat siiie of Cou'-onl 
Blver. TliO requtrsc l>einsr sininctl, and the petitioners htin^ joined hy a)»iit 
as many others, makini: tbirty-nioe in ail, desiroiw of erecting: a oew- planta- 
tion, tliey pnjce«de<J, tlie follofrine rear, to a:«k of tlie Icp-slaturo a «zraiir nt 
land, bordering; upon the Merrioiark Hirer, near to Pawcurket Fall^s. -xhft'.'e 
is oovrtlie city of Lowei!. Tliey reqnentetl tliat tlie Mid trace ox laud mli;iiz 
be«dn, on the ^lerrimavk, at a neck of laud next to Conconl Kiver [in rhe 
present territory of Lotrell] and ntn np by aaitl rirer south and we?: into rhe 
conntry, so as to make np sis mile.? 9<i[iiare. Tliis wotdd inclnde the \vii>>le o€ 
Chehnsford ami Lowell and pait of \\ e^tfonl. 

Abont the ftauie time, the Rer John Eliot, as agent and tnifttee for tlio Tn- 
dlans nnder hb sniritnal cnre^ airked the General Conrt for a istant near tlie 
Pawtiicket and Waxne«it FaiU» for die ejcciusive vue of the Ini liau» in tLa? 

The Cuun ^Tanted both peciiSotis, and onlered both an Indian and un £n«:- 
Ush plsntatir»a to lie laiti out. is n-aa made a contUtlou in tLe latter that 
trithin two yeam from the tUxte •*€ tiio act— ^lay 18, KmS— at least t wonry fatn-- 
UieA nhonhl settle upon tlie tracnN> cmnte«I. !to an to l:e in a condition :o ^ipo v 
the iniitinitloas of rrll^ion. CafC Simon Willard, of Cmiconl. and Cupr. Lil- 
^rafd Johnson, of Wo1>uni. wejt ap|H>inted to lay out Um plantaiiuu or :o\\ n- 
ship. Thli was <lone in June f^Cowins:. 

Within eitrhteen months. the<^ndition aforeMiid was satlsfed, nnrl h uie^t- 
iwf was held at wiiich pmri<iion wai niaile for tho support of lliav. J<>La I'lske, 
the excellent miuinter of V.'eniaau, who hatl nt^reed to liecome liieir n.iiiLHtcr. 
3^tr. Fijike came to New Eii^lan^ ia insT; wcts a teacher of yor.rU in .**uirm 
abont three years, and at the pi:Leriug of a clairch ia Wenhom, 1G44. \vn:i or- 
dalnetl its pantor. In IO>a«. lie, vith a majority of tlmt church, reiar^vci. ro 
Clielmnford, and continued in tbi pastoral odice there, highly estovix^tsu, till 
his ueatli, Jan. U, Uu7. nKe<l 7^ 

Some enlar^mcut of tlie trad was so«>n found necessary, and the lMinn:l.4 of 
Chelnisfonl were orentuaily entnilefl su as :o inolmle the Indian nlantarioa 
alreaiiy mentioned, and like wi^t all WeiiUord, part of Carlisle, ami bractit nn 
tlie north side of the >(«rh:nark. 

The Indians in and nenr Clwluafurd were pea(!eahle nei$](hbors to the w}iites. 
They were, howerer. few in niUftJjer. At tJieir nlantntion in Wnmesir ;h<»r^ 
were, in lo74. vuly aliout j«#jvmtT-ave souls. Thu small utimher sR-m w4w*riMl 
away. They had little Huenr>- 'Ar£rjrcsi:;ht; they did not love to work : rlipy 
lived mostlv by htmcintt und ita>IAitf, an<l flicy wert) dlspos^Ml to Kftll rlifir lands 
to tlieir white nei'^lvlKin nt a h^weate. They tli«frefi>re sold to imlivii'.iial:* as 
tliey had opriort!inity, until they had but a iiio«ler:ite quantity left, xvhich was 
known as tlie Wamesit Hasrut*'. 

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POSTEllXXV OF E2KKT>;L bichabdsox. 41 

In Chelmsibrtl — incorporated May '2D, 1655-«Jo«iab Richard- 
son, though still a yoang man, soon rc»:Ae into consideration, and 
bv his capacity for* business was clothed \ntb important trusts* 
ifo was cnoson fence*viowor in 1650; iras one of a coamiittee, in 
166*2-^, to unite witli a committee irom Groton, Mrhosc territory 
then joined tJiat of Chehiistunl, to lay ouc a highiray between 
the two towns. He was admttteil freeman of the colony March 
11, 1673-4; was chosen constable in 1667; was one of the board 
of selectmen in 166S, 1678, 1077, 1679, IGiiO, and every successive 
year after till 1638, inclusive, and ajsrain ui 1694^ making fourteen 
years in all. He wns town clerk, 1690 to 1G94, four years. He 
was till his death a' leading man in town. He was also captain of 
a military company, at a time when militaiy companies were al- 
ways liable to active nud bloody work. 

fle, with 31ajor Thonins Henchman and William Fletcher, 
crecteil, in 1669, the second ttaw-mill built in the town.^ It was 
in the north*west part of Chelra;»ibrd ; I supiK>se on Stony Brook. 
For encouragement iu building the mill, a tract of land was 
granted them. The own«^rs of the mill had full lil^erty to take 
from the '♦common," tmanpropriated land, what timber they saw 
fit to work in the mill. The people had lived in log-hoiuies long 

Some Indians, ^from the lore they bore to** Josiah Bichardson, 
of Chelmsford, conveyed to him, Jan. 19, 1688-9, a parcel of land 
at the confluence of the Concord and Merrimack liivors — where 

moath, oortli br ^lenitiiftck Birer, south and west bv Chelmsfonl. wns sold 
bv tbe Indiana, :?ep€ H liMG, to JooacUaa Xyng. of Dnnstable. aud Thomas 
Henchman, of Chalmsford. .Thi^ raiehase alsolnclnded Ave hundred acres of 
" n*UdaeiiAS» land," on the north siiU of ^terrimack Uiver. botiiideil south b j 
Pairtncket Faib, and hy Beaver Biook eaMsrard. This included a lanra pars 
of Draeut. In tiiis deed, an exact ccwv of xrliich is now before mo, the Indians 
referred to themselves the liberry o^ dshinir. and of cutdag timber and tire- 
vriod. «o far as their nei-esditiM mida require. 

la December foUowioc:, Coloaei Tra? and Major Henchman convcved the 
land thus purcim.4e<l to forty-fuur nenons, citizen.^ of Chelmsford, but reserv ■ 
in^: each ui them a shar^ to hiiu.«eil These nameM are aU containeil iu the in- 
^truuienc notr before uie. Anion:; rhem I find the naiueft of JwiaU niohartlM>n, 
futher And son, and of James l^iulianbna the youm^er, whose father had inrea 
Kille*l b;r Indhms nine years before. The names are there, atoo, of \ViIUam 
Cnderwood, of WillJKra and Samuel Fletcher, of Jo^m Bates, of Peter i'ar- 
Well and Joseph Farweil. and of the tliree Butrertields, ^'athaniel, J<)*»eph, 
and SamneL It will h« seen, n» we proceed, that there were matriuionial con- 
itt-i:rioDa between these and the Richenbons. Tlie two Fletchers were soiu of 
c.tMi;ai WUliam Fletcher, bom in £Bi;iand, 1G22, who came to this country 
^'irh hift father Eobert about ItSH: wu ailiiiitte«l freeman May 10, lrt43, when 
••nly twenty-one year»old: dwelt in Concord rUl 1C33, when he was oao of the 
totinilen of Ghelmstford, of which town he was one of tlie first hoanl of select- 
man, i«5*, and dieil tlier«, Xov. ii. \<Z7. Hw hin..! imtludeil what is now the 
^'i^yof Lowell. The xUr^ Bntrerdti'ls were sons of Benjamin ButtertieU, 
w»!.> Traa also amon^ tit*: foun<ler» of f'heliuafonl. 

Thnina^ ami Snmuei Adanin, sons«l Henry Adaius, of ilrainttee, were al»> 
X"Mn»ieiM of Chelmst'ord in ir^>l. Ihev b-iilt iiiiils on the site of the present 
' :Ty of Lotreli. sfaiuiiel Adams was an ancestor oi the Hon. William Adams 
j.s«-)ardson, late Secretary i>f the U. -S. Treasury. 

If . : •'<*»athan Tvn^, the founder of Dunstable, Nashua, Tynssboron^, ete., 
«ne«l in Wobum, Jan. I'J. 17ia^, a^l 3L [Gravestone.] 

* '^'^ntaa Henchman caiue from Wenham to Chelmsford. The firu saw-miU 
was huxjt by Thomas and skiruu^ Adams, not loni;; after IfiSl. [Illst. of 
i-helrasford, by fier. Wilkes Alleo, minister there from 1303 to 1S3J.] 

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now Stands Lowell— bounded soath by a little brook, called 
Si^^een's Brook. pGdd. Deeds, xiu 204] 

Capt. Josiah Richardion * died intestate, Jane 22, 1605, aged 
60. His widow Remembrance and his seven surviving children 
divide his estate among then^ March 12, 169o-6. [Midd. Prob. 
Records, as copied vol. viii* pp. dll«-S14.] 

His estate was appraised at £697. 5. 6. 




His children, all bom in delmsford, were : 

Sarah,^ b. ^larch 25. 1639-00; m. William Fletcher. 
"^tsLryf b. April 14. 1G02; m. Thomas Colburn. 
Jotiah,* b. Slav IS, 1605; m. llercy Parish. 
Jonathan,* b. Oct 3, 1667; m. Elizabeth Batss. 
John,' b. Feb. 14, 1669-'n); m. Elizabeth FarwelL 
Samuel,* b. Feb. 21, 1072-3; m. Kachel Howard. 
Bemembrancet* b. April 20, 1674; d. before 1000. 
Susanna,* b. — — , 10<0f m. Henry FarwelL 


Lieut. James Richaiidsox,* brother of the precedini^, and 
yonncest son of EzckieP and Susanna Richardson; baotized in 
Chariestown, Jnly 11, 1641; married in Chelmsford, t>y Capt. 
Marshall, Not. 23, 1660, to Bridget HEycmfAy, daughter of 
Major Thomas Henchman, already repeatedly referred to as one 
of the founders of Chelmstbrd. 

He lived in Chelmsford, and had the care of the Wamesit In* 
dians there, who lived two miles from the princinal English set- 
tlement. In Philip's war, 1675, he perfonneu good service. 
These Indians were Christians, at least oy profession, and stood 
neutral in that war. Some hostile Indians, from a disUmc-e, to 
excite suspicion against the Wamesita, came and burned a hay- 
stack of Mr. Richardson's, Oct. 18, 1675. A month later, a barn 
fhll of hajr and com was burned. Some of the Chelmsford peo- 
pie, infuriated at this, drove those poor Indians away. They 
turned their steps toward Canada, but suffering greatly for want 
of food most of them soon returned to their wigwams.^ 

ItLr. Richardson was in that terrible encounter with the Induins, 
July 31, 1675.t Perhaps he was in the reinforcement under Ma- 

^'or Simon Wlllard. An attack was made on Chelmsford .ind 
louses burned either in April, 1670, or not long before. Ando- 
ver, Sudbury, and JIarlborough also esperienced hostile visits 
from the savage Indians. 

It was probably these hostile attacks which led the governor 
and council, in April, 1676, to order a fort buUt at Pawcucket 
Falls, now Lowell, and to place the same under the comiuund of 
Lieut. James Richard.son. In May, an additional force was sta- 
tioned in the fort, commanded by his wife's brother, Capt. Thomas 

* Felt's EccL Hist of Kew England, rot. ii. pp. 57S, S79. 

t See Capt Thomas Wljeeler'sKarratiTe in y. H. Hint CoUectioos, vol iL 
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Honchman. In Jane foUowine, Capt. Henchman led a force 
against the Indians at Brookfield.* 
I There being an alarm in con.^eqaence of the rei.«orce4l appear- 

ance of a }xirty of Mohawks, a company of sconts, under the 
command of Lient. James Richardson, traversed the whole Talley 
of the Merrimack dnring the spring and early summer of 1677. 

In the s|>ring of 1677, the Indians were committing great rar* 
ases in Maine, and great anxiety and alarm was felt tor the safety 
of the distant settlements in that region. Wells was attacked by 
the savages in April, although there was a garrison there, and the 
attack was several times repeated. The government of Massa- 
chusetts sent a force of rbrty soldiers and two hundi-ed friendly 
Indians, from ^atick and vicinity, under the command of Capt. 
Benjamin Swett, of Hampton^hen supposed to be in Jla-ssachu- 
setts — and Lieut. James Richardson, to check those incursions. 
These forces were embarked at Boston in vessels which were to 
ascend the. Kennebec River, and the men after landing were to 

Sroceed to Taconic Falls — now TTaterville — and there take and 
estroy six Indian forts, said to be well supplied with ammuni- 
tion. On the way, the vessels anchored off Black Point, in Scar- 
borough, where Capt. Swett, June *2Sth, landed a party of men 
to try the valor of his company with some Indians that had been 
seen there. They were there joined by some of the inhabitants, 
so as to make ninety in all. The next day they fell into an am- 
buscade, and found "^themselves surrounded by great numbers of 
Indians, two miles from the fort, and in the' midst of a swamp. 
The soldiers, many of whom were voung and undisciplined, did 
not well abide the sudden onset. Lieut. Richardson was killed 
soon after the fray becan. Many on both sides shared the same 
fiite. Capt. Swett, after fighting bravely and receiving: nearly 
twenty wounds, was thrown down and his body cut to pieces by 
those fiends in human shape. About forty of the Enclish and 
twenty of the Christian Indians tell, being two-thii5s of the 
whole number engaged in the fight.f 

James Richardson thus dnng intestate, his wife's brother, Capt. 
Thomas Henchman, was appointed administrator. An inventory 
of his estate was taken Sept. 19, 1677. [See Midd. Prob. Rec, 
V. 41.1 The house and land were valued at £160. Personal es- 
tate, £78. 15. 2. Total, £238. 15. 2. 

The widow Bridget married, Oct. 8, 1679, William Ciandler, of 
Andover. Preliminary to the new connection, another inventory 
was made out, Sept. 6^ 1679, in which the following deduction 
was made: <* Spent on the family from the first appraisement to 
the second, £57. 7. 1.** 

The children of James and Bridget Richardson were : 

+S7. Thomas,' b. Oct 26, 1691; m. Hannah Colbam. 
38. James,' b. Xo7. 24, lGt:;3. 

^ Falfrer's Hist, of ^>w Ecsland, toL UL pp. 197, 200, not*. 

..t TniUamson's Hist, of Main*. toL l pp. 519, ^mO. HU account diiEsrs 
tartly from that given la ch« Mxc (^ 

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88. Elizabeth,' b. Sept 27» 1065; m. Andrew iJIen, of Andovcr, Jan. 
• 1. ICSI.2. 
+40. EzeldeL* b. Sept 3, 1007 : m; ^Farr Bunker. 

41. Phcbe.» b. Jan. 10. ltkn.W70; d. Oct 3. Itf77. 

43. Rutii,3 b. Feb. 16. 1071-2: d. Dee. 0, 1074. 

43. Bridget* b.Maicli 17. 1074. 

44b John.' b. — — . 107- : he was Itvin^ Juno 21, 1007, as appears from 
a letter of chat date from ^lajor James Con vers, of \vobum, to 
Hon. James RusselL tlie jodso of probate for Middlesejc 
There was some difficulty in the settlcmenc of the property 
left him by his father. Hence the letcer. 


. TnroTHT BALOTTnr/ son of Deacon Henry and Phcbe (Rich- 
ardson) Bnldwin ; oorn in Wobunit 3Iuy 27, 1661 ; married, in 
Billerica, Jane 2, 16S7, Euzabeto Hill!, daughter of Ralph Hill, 
who was son of Rdph Hill, who-^-the father — ^was originally of 
Plymouth ; removed to Wobtim previous to 1645 ; was seieci'raan 
of Woburn, 1651 ; removed to Billerica in 1653^ of which he was 
one of the tirst settlers; died there, 1663. 

nmothy Baldwin lived in W"obum till after 1692, when his' 
youngest child was bom. He was taxed in Stoneham, 1726-7, 
and had probably lived there some years prcvioiuiy. As Stone- 
ham was not incorpomted till December, 1725, the name of Tim- 
othy Baldwin could not earlier be found on its records. He be- 
came a leading man in that town ; was moderator of the first 
town-meeting held there ; was one of the first board of select- 
men, and much employed in town business. 

The births of hb children are recorded in Wobnm as follows : 

45. Elizabeth (Baldwin), b. May 29, 16SS; d. 4^pril 4, 1691. 

46. Timothy (Baldwin;, b. Xor. 20, lri39: m. June 10, 1713, Hannah 

Richardson,^ b. ^ay 0, 10S9, dauj^htor of Nathaniel^ and 3Iary 
Richardson. For their children, see Posterity of Taonx^ 

47. Ralph (Baldwin), b. June 2S, 1091. 

4S. Hannah (Baldwin), b. Sept 6, lti92; d. same day. 


Hexbt Baldwix,* brother of the preceding; bom in Wobura, 
Nov. 15, 1664 ; married. May 4^ 16D2, Abwail Fisk, daughter of 
David and Seaborn (Wilson) Fisk, of Wobum, atlerwanls of 

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They lived m Wobnrn. Henry Baldwin died there, July 7, 
1739. His mdovr Abigail died January, 1771, aged !H5. 

' Children: 

+4a Henry (Baldirin), h. Jan. U, 1602-^; in. ^£ay 7, 1717-1$, 3tary 


•+•90, Darid (Baldwin), h. April 9, 1006: m. Abigail Jennison. 

+51. Isaae (Baldwin K b. Feo. 20. ia09-17ti0: m. Mary Flagg. 

52. AbigaiK Baldwin), b. Feb. 13, lTOl-2: d. 5«pc. 4. 1704. 

53. James (Baldwin), b. July 11. 17a'S: d. June 12, 1700. 

54. Abig^ (Baldwin), b. Xor. 10, 1707: m. John Convers. 
+55. James (Baldwin)^ b. Oct 19. 1710: m. Ruth Richardson. 

60. Samuel (Baldwin), b. Au^ 31, 1717; m. first, Jones, of Wes* 

ton; second, -^ Deming, of Boston. 


EzsKiEL RiCBXRDSoy* (Theophihts^^ .Rekiel^)^ eldest son of 
Theophilos' and Mary (Champney) Richardson; born in Wo- 
bum, Oct. 28, 1655 ; married Euzabcth Swa^t, of Cambridge, 
July 27, 1637. 

They lived in TVobum. He died, per inventory, March 13, 
17SS-4, in his sevency-ninth year. 

An inventory of his estate was made out by the appraisers, 
Thomas Richardson,* Samuel Spraguc, and Jonathan Tutb, dated 
March 27, 1733-4, and sworn to by the administrator, Aaron 
Richardson, his youngest son, April 1, 1734. The inventory in- 
eludes no real estate. The pei'sonal estate was appraised at £220. 
5. 8» : This included a bond for £113, and another bond for £12 ; 
also four cows £30. Tho bond for £12 was given by the town of 
Wbbnm, and probably the other also. The interest was reck- 
oned at 6 per cent* 

The children of Ezekiel' and Elizabeth Richardson were : 

57. Theophilus/ b. July 4, 1GS3; d. Aug. 3, 1GS8. 

58. EUzabeth,^ b. Oct 20, 1080; unm. at the settlement of her father's 

estate. 1734. 
+50. Theophilns,^ b. Jan. 7, 1001-2; m. Ruth Swan. 
+50. Ezektel,^ b. April 22. 1004: m. Lrdia Ockinja^on. 
61. Abigail,* b. Jan. 15, lGOG-7; m. Thomas Dumaresque. of Boston, 
Feb. 19, 1730-7. ^Vs recorded in Boston, his name was DtmcritU 
+<S2. Aaron,* b. Dec. 16, 1701 ; m. Bethiah . 


Abigail Richaedsox* {TheophiluB^ JEzekiel^)^ sister of the 
preeedingr; bom in Wobum, Oct. 21, 1662; married John Bat£« 
MAar, of Wobum, June 30, 1681. They lived in Wobum. 

^ * Son of SamueL* and nandson of Samael ^; one ot the few who escaperx itn* 
hurt from the *• Piffwackbt Fight," 172S. 

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Their ehfldren were : 

(B. Abigail (Batemnn), b. Oct IS, ldS3: <L in infftacr- 

. 64. Abis^ail (Batenian), b. Jan. 1, l(»4-3. 

eS. John (Bateman), b. Ao^. 1^. l(k*7. 

(M. Elizabeth ( BatemanK b. July 11, lOSS. 

07. William (Bateman)/b. Sept SO. nm; d. July 7, 1008. 

eS. William (Bateman), b. May 3, 1G93. 

Od Peter (Bateman), b. Xov. a» IddS. 


JoH-M RicHABDsox' ( TAeowAtYMV -Eif*irf*)t brother of the 
preceding; bom in ^Vobnrn, Jan. 16, 1667-8 ; married, first, Deb- 
OSAH BnooKS, bom ^larch '20^ 1009, daaghter of John Brooks, 
her mothers second husband, by his first wifo Eunice, the daugh- 
ter of Deacon John ilousall, of Wobiira, alrcadr repeatealy 
mentioned as one of the founders of Woburn. Mrs. Dcbordi 
Richardson died Feb. 12, 1703-4. Second, at Cambridge, Feb. 
22, 17()4-5, Lydia Pea^tt; married by Rev. William Brattle, of 
that town. 

He passed his entire life in Wobura. On the Wobum records 
ho is designated as. John Richardson the thirds the other two be- 
ing a S4^n and grandson of Samuel Richahdsox,^ his grandfathers 
brother, bora respectively in 16S9 and 1660-1. 

He died Oct 29* 1749, aged 31. His gravpstono says he ^dled 
Oct 29, 1749| aged 31 years, 2 months, and 5 days," which make^ 
him to have been bom Aug. 24, 1668. The town record of hi.? 
birth has already been given. His second wife, Lvdia, died Jnlv 
21, 1788. 

His children, all bom in Wobnrn, were by first wife, Deborah : 

7a Mary,* b. Ang. 10. 1C80. 

+71. John,* b. Dec 2t>, 1*J*j2; m. Abigail Swan. 

^ ■ 4-72. Deborah,* b. M«irch S, l(M-0: m. John CendalL 

73. Sarah,* b. March 12. lt597-8; d. Feb. JO, 170S-4. 

+74. Jotiah,* b. feb. U. 17(J(>-1 : m. Phebe . 

+75. Xathan.* b. Jan. 24, 1701-2; m. d»t Esther Peirce; second, Tcb- 
itha Eandall; third. Lydla \Vhiccemore. 

76L Eunice,* b. Jan. 3, 1703-4. 

By second wife, Lydia: 

. 77. Lydia,* b. Dec. 26, 1705- 
78. Hezeidah,* b. Occ. 10, 1700; m. Rebecca Fuller, 1743. They had: 
70. Eunict^^ b. bept 1, 1749. 
Sa ^kiroA,* b. Dec. 15, 1753. 


Sabah Richardso:?' {Jbsiah^^ EzekUl^)^ eldest child oi CaxX. 
Josiah-and Remembrance ( Underwood j Richatilsonv of Chelms- 
foni ; bom there, 3Iarch 25, 1G59-60 ; married, Sept 19, 1677. 
Lient Wiluam Fletcher,^ born there, Feb. 21, 1657, son of En- 
sign WilTiam Fletcher,* liom in England, 1622; came to ihi.^ 
country with his father Robert,^ about 1630, and with him sottlel 

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in Concord at its beginninfir, 1635. TVlIIi.itu Fletcher,^ the father 
of Sarah's husband, settled* in Clielmstbnl at its origin in 1653; 
vrtOf fiom the first, one of its leading inhabitants; was one of the 
first board of selectmen ; was a man of great ability and worth, 
and died Nov. 6, 1677. His wUe^ Lydia (Bates), died Oct. 12. 

William Fletcher,' his son, the hnsband of Sarah Richardson, 
was one of the purchasers of the " Wamesit Pasture " in 1686 ; 
was admitted freeman March 11, 16S9; received a lieutenant's 
commission from Governor Dudley in 1704, and died iu 1713. 
His wife Sarah—long a widow— died at the house of her son 
Capt. Robert Fletcher, in Tyngsboro', Jan. 30, 1743, aged SS. 

The* children of T7illiam and Sarah (Richardson) Fletcher, ail 
bom in Chelmsfortl, were : 

81. Sarah (Fletcher), b. ^ar -26, 1679; m. Nathaniel Battcrfleld. of 

Chelmsford, Jan. Id. 1607. He was a son of Benjamin Bucter- 
field, one of the fotmders of the town. 

82. Esther (Fletcher), b. 16^; m. Stephen Fierce. Jan. 5, 1707. 

» VnmsLm (Fletcher), b. April 1. ICcJi; m. Tabitha . He die<l 

March 21, 1743-4. She died Feb. 6, 1741-2. 

S4. Reuben ( Fletcher), b. 

S$. Lydia (Fletcher), b. 

56. Robert (Fletcher), b. Jan. 9, 109O-1; of T^ngtboro^; captain: d. 

Sept 20, 1773. 

57. Josian (Fletcher), b. 1(S9-; m. Joanna — — ; d. Jan. 30, 17CC. 
Sd. Manr (Fletclier), b. 169-. 

Sg. Ezekiel (Fletcher), b. ^ov. 24, 16M; d. at Tyngsbon/, Jan. IT. 

9QL Daniel (Fletcher), b. March 3, 1697; m. his coa»in Sarah Pachard- 

ton, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Richardson. Ther had a 

son J(An, living 17(M. They lired in Nottingham V^esc, no^ 

Hudson. X. H. 
91* Deborah (Fletcher)* b. 3Iacch Id. 1699. 
92. Phebe (Fletcher), b. Xot. 24, 170iX 
98. I^ebecca (Fletcher), b. Jan. 29, 1702. 

[Fletcher Genealu^. ] 

MiBT RiCHARDSOX* (Josiah^^ Esekkl% sister of the preoeM- 
injf ; bom in Chelrasforl, April 14, 1662 ; married, Sept. 17, lt>>l, 
Thomas Colbckk, of Chelmsford ; married by Samuel A^laius, 
justice of the peace. They lived in Chelmsford. 

Their children were: 

94. Jonathan fColbum), b. March 15. 1(^34-5; d. Dec. 6. 1C93. 

9a. James (Colbum). b. Jan. 31. 16'?9-00. 

96. Mary (Colbum}. b. 3Iarch 12, 1691-2; d. young. 

07. Jonathan (Colbiim). b. Dec 22. irid:>4. 

96. Zachariah (Colbum). b. April 26. 1697. 

99. Mary (Colbum). b. March 1, ir;9S-9. 

10(fc Henry (Colbum;, b. May 2, 170t). 

101. Sarah (Colbum), b. October. 1703. 

lOS. Ephraim (Colbum), b. Ai»ril 24, 1706. 

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LisuT. JosiAff RicnA&DSOx' {Jo$iah^^ Ezekiel'^)^ brother of 
the prece«Ungv and eldest 9on of Cnpt. Josiah - and Remcmbmncc 
Ricliardson ;. born in Chelmsfoni, May IS, 1G65 ; married, Dec. 
14, 1687, MsRCT Parish,^ of Dansta'ble, a daug^hter of Kol^ert 
and Elizabeth (Blanciiard) Parish, of Groton. 

He lived in Chelmsfoni, near Conconl River ; tras a lieutenant 
and fanner. He was town clerk 1693 and 1G94; selectman, etc. 

He died intestate, Oct. 17, 1711, aged 45. His son Josiab was 
appointed administrator Nov. -il, "1711. His inventory, date<l 
171^ amounted to £314. 4. This was reckoned in a depreciated 
currency; large emissions of "Bills of Credit^ havina: been is- 
sued by the province in 1690, in 170*2, 1709, and 1711. Fresh 
emissions were made afterwards in 1714, 1716, 1721, and 17*24. 
This fictitious currency soon tell to less than one-half of its nomi- 
nal value. 

The widow, ^ercy Richardson, died April 23, 1743. 

Tlie children of Josiah and ^lercy Richardson were : 

4-103. 2Ierey,^ b. Jan. 9, 16$$-0; m. Ephraim Hildreth. 

4-10^ Josiah,* b. ^Xay 5, 1091; m. Urst, Lydia — ; second, Elizabeth 


-htOS. Robert* b. Oct 2. 1693; m. Deborah . 

4-lOd. Zacboriab.* b. February. ltf9^>-4;: m. Sarah Butterfield. 
107. Hannah,* b. Sept 23y lOdS; she was living N'ov. 14, 1712, at the 

setdement of the estate. 
+108. WUliaai,* b. Sept 10, 1701 ; m. Elizabeth C<^bum. 

CiPT. JoxATHJLsr RiCHABDS02P* (JosiaAj' Hzekid^)^ brother of 
the precedinsj ; bom in Chelmsford, Oct. 8, 16G7; married, yov. 
8, 169*2, I^LxaLvBETH Bxtes, bom there, Dec. 22, 1671, daughter of 
John and Mary Bates, early settlers in Chelm>ford. John Bates 
was one of the purchasers of the ^ Wamesit P.isture.-' 

Jonatlian Ricnardson passed his life in Qheimstbrd. He died 
Feb. 21, 1758, leaving a widow Elizabeth, an only son Jonathan," 
and seven married tlaughters, four of whom mameil Colbiims. 
His will is dated Sept. 12, 1750; proveil April 9, 1753. 

He had for those da\-s a comfortable property ; it was appraised 
at £744. 17. This appraisment was made in "lawthl niooi^y,'* 
resting on a specie basis; the silver wherewith to redeem the 
«* Bills of Credit** having been received from England in Septem- 
ber, 1749. It came from the royal treasury to refund the ciiaiges 
incurred by the province of Massachusetts by the capture of 
Loubburg in 174d. The old depreciated cun*cncy was not al- 
lowed to circulate after March, 1750. 

Rev. Thomas Parker, of Dracut, a son-in-law, was the executor. 

• Her nAina on the County RecotOii is .HometiiQe.'i piven as Mary Patrin, \7htch 
is manifesrly incorrect. On the Town i:econU it is aiso ^ven at Pnnrin. Our 
ance«toni said Parrii iniiteail oi P«nVi, and CV/xm inHtead o£ Cothum^ and 
oltea in siuiiiar caiies.^ 

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The will mentions a grandson, William, Adams, a grandilaughter. 
Thankful Bittterticld, ivho has children Beniamin and ThankfhL 
TIiIh Thankfbl Battcrficld was the wife of oenjamin Batterfield, 
and daughter of Elizabeth, the tcstatoi^s daaghter. 

The children of Capt. Jonathan Kichardson were : 

lOOl Jonathan;* b. Dec 23, ieO:U m. widow Elizabeth Howard, of 
Newton, May IS, 1724. They probably removed from Chelms- 
ford, as I tind no record of any children there. This may be 
the reason why heiros not executor of his father's wilL He 
appears to have died in Pelham in 175-^ 
+110. Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 10. 1606; m. Edward Colbum. 
+111. Mary,* b. June 26, 1600: m. Samuel Colbum. 
4-112. Lydia,* b. July U. 1702: m. Rev. Thomas Parker. ^ 

118. OUve,* b. Juno 26, 1706 : m. John Co lburo . He died June, 1730. . 
+114. Thankful,* b. Aug. 16. 1700: m. Ezra Colbum. 
lid. Lucy,^ b. April 0, 1712: m. John Sprague, of Charlestown. 
Ud.. Sarah,^b. lil-; m. William Pierce. 

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H Joax RiCHABDsox* .(c/otfioA,^ JB^etiel^), brother of the preced- 
ing; bora in Chelmsford, Feb. 14, 1669--70; married, Jan. 81, 
Lw3-4, EuzABStH Fabw£LL, of Chelmsford. They lived in 

The husband died Sept. 18, 1746, aged 76. The wife died May 
), 17:>2. 

Their children, all bora in Chelmsford, were : 

117. £Iiziibetli,«b. March 12, 1604-5. 

lis. Sarah,* b. Anc. 5, 1606 ; m. 1715, John Colbum, of Draeot. 

110. Hannah,* b. March Id, 1703. 

Ua Mary,« b. July 11, 170&. 

+121. John,*b.>"0T. 16, 1711: m. Esther 

132, Susanna,^ b. Dec. 15, 1712: m. Sov. 21, 174S, Henry Spalding, b. 
Sept 6. 1708, son of Andrew Spalding, of Chelmsford, by Abi- 
gail, his second wife. 
+128. Henry,* b. Sept. 19, 1714; m. Prisdlla Spalding. 


I Samxtsl RxcojlBDSox* (c/bsioA,* JEzekM^)^ brother of the pre- 
pding; bora in Chelmsford, Feb. 21, 1672-3; married Rachei. 
[owA£D, Jan. 27, 1702-3. 

He was a former and lived in Chelmsford, doubtless on a por- 
on of the extensive property of his father. 

He died, intestate, in Chelmsford, April 23, 1754, aged 81. The 
iventory, dated June 10, 1754, calls Eleazar the only son. 

His children, all bora in Chelmsford, were: 

184. Bachel,« b. April 14, 1704. 

125b Sarah,* b. June 16, 1706; m. her consin, Daniel Fletcher, b. 
2Iareh 3, 1607, son of William and Sarah (Kichardson) Fletcher. 
126. SamneV b. April 17. 1700; d. early. 
1^. Susanna,* b. Dec. 13. 1712. 
123J. HenxT,* b. Sept. 10, 1714: d. early. 
.120. Elijah,* b. Oct. 9, 1718; d. early. 
rV30. ElMzar,* b. about 1720; m. Lydia Perham. 


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SorsA2cri. RicBjJBtDSo:^* (Jbsicch^* JEsekiel^)^ sbter of the pre* 
cedingyaQd youngest child of Capt. Josiah' and Remembrance 
Bichaidson; born in Chelmsford, probably 1676, although ac- 
conats vary; married, Jan* 23, 160o^ He^tbt Fabttbll, bom 
Dec* 18, 1674, son of Joseph and Hannah Farwell, of Chelmsford. 
She was his second wife. His first wife, Olive, died 3Iarch 1, 

Their children, bom in Chelmsford, were: 

13L Hennr (FarweU), b. Oct. 14, 1096. 
1S& Josiah (FarweU), b. Aug. 27, 169d. 


Thomas RicnABi>sox' (JameSy- JSzekiel^)^ eldest son of Lieut. 
James' and Bridget (Henchman) Richardson, of Chelmsford; 
bom there, Oct. 26, 1661 ; married, Sept. 28, 1682, Kxsy^M Col- 
BUBy, daughter of Edward Colbura, of Dracut. 

As the eldest son, he received a double portion of the landed 
estate of his father, James Richardson, about 1680, or perhaps on 
his marriage. 

He was a soldier in the company of Cnpt. Samuel Gallup, of 
Boston, in the nnfortnnnte land expedition against Cannula, in 
1690, by way of Albany; unless we suppose it was another 
Thomas, of liillerica, his thther's cousin, whicli is not at all likely. 
This es]^dition was undertaken in conjunction with troops from 
Connecticut and New York, but &iled through disagreement 
among the leaders. 

He was a farmer and lived in Dracut, which was once a part of 
Chelmsford, and incorporated as a separate town Feb. 26, 1701. 
He died Feb. 10, 1700. . 

His children, bora in Dracut, when it was part of Chelmsford. 

were : 

+133. James,* b. about 1086 ; m. Mary 

+134. Eiekicl.* b. about IGOO: m. Mary 

185. Joseph,* b. AprU 17. 1694 ; bought land in Dracut 1T12. 

+138. Benjamin,* b. llArch 30, 1696; m. Eunice — . 


EzESiEL. RicaAiu>sox' (James^* Ezdcid'^)^ brother of the pre- 
cediuff; born in Chelmsford, Sept. 3, 16«7; married Mxey Buie- 
KEB, daughter of Jonathan Bunker, probably of Cliaiiescown. 

He was an ^husbandman," and dwelt in Cliarlestown — that is, 
in Stoneham, then a part of Charlestown — and Clielmstbrd. 

April 1, ICOl. Ezekiel Richardson, of Chelmsford, and Mar}% 
faia wile, sell to James Lowden, of Cliarlestown, four small wood 
lota in Charlestown, on the north side of Mystic River. [Midd. 

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Deedfv zii« 9«] Hiese wood lots must have been in what is now 

He probablv lived in Stoneham from the time of his marriage 
till 1690 or 1691 ; after this in Chelmsford. 

He died belbre completing his thirtieth year, and intestate, as 
we learn from the inventory, Nov. *27« 1696. As to the mcuiner 
of his death, the foUoTring extract intbrms ns. 

Extract from the Court Records: ^ At Charlestown, 26 Jan'y, 
1696-7, Edward Spalding [was] presented for that upon the 25th 
of November, 1696, at^ Chelmsford, near the house of Cornet 
Hills, innholder, he struck Ezckiel Richardson, of Chelmstord, 
with his fist, who instantiv fell to the ground, and afterwards lan- 
guished until the 27th of November, and then died." 

Administration upon bis estate was given, Jan. 11, 1697-8, to 
the widow 3Iarv, with James Lowden and Ebenezer Austin, both 
of Charlestown^ as sureties. [Uidd. Prob. Rec, ix. 257, 258.] 

The inventory is dated Dec. 22, 1697; amount, £284. 18. 2., 
reckoned in a depreciated currencv. It appears frt>m this inven- 
tory that he owned land in Cbarlestown, by which is doubtless 
meant Stoneham, valued at sixty pounds; also land at ^Not* 
imos,** or Menotomy, now a part of Arlington, and in two or three 
other places. His residence, and the birth-place of his two older 
children, must havo been Stoneham, then known as ^ Cbarlestown 

Mary, widow of this Ezekiel Richardson, took for her second 
husband, Feb. 2, 1697-8, 3Ioses Barron, of Chelmsfbi-d, born Oct. 
28, 1669, son of Moses and Mary Barron, of that town. They 
had a son Jonathan (Barron), bom June 28, 1698-"a little too 
soon — and a son Isaac (Barron), who died Sept. 16, 1739. Moses 
Barron died April 16, 1719. 

The children of Ezekiel and Mary (Bunker) Richardson were : 

137. Mary/ b. in Stoneham. Jon. 16, lf>Sd : d. Jan. 23, lG8d. 

188. Thomas.' b. in Stoneham, 1090; d. May 6, 160d. 

189. Elizabetlu* b. November, 1U92; seems to have m. Joseph Butter- 

fidd, 1741. 


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HESfRY Baij>a\ix, eldest son of Henry and Abigail (FIsk> 
Baldwin, of Wobum, and Treat-grandson of Ezekiel Richjliid- 
»J>^>* by his dauffhter Pbebe, wlio was wife of the first Henry 
Baldwin, all of Woburn; was born ia Wobum, Jan. 12, 1692-3'; 

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married h» first wife 3Iay 7, 1717, a second cousin, 3Lvbv Ricn- 
▲BDdox/ bom in Wobuni, Jan. 10, 1604-5, eldest child of Joseph* 
and Mary (Blodgoe) Richnnlson, of that town. 

Henry' Baldwin died July 7, 1739. His widow llary married 
Col. John Joneft, of Hopkinton, 3Iass. She died in Shrewsl>nr}% 
Oct. ^» 1708, in her oSrs bqtxdksd a^td fourth teac When 
she was one hundred years old, her pa.nor, Rer. Dr. Joseph Sum- 
ner, took her to a slelgh-ride. Dr. Sumner himself live<l to be 
eighty-five years old, and died Dec. 9, 1824, having sustained the 
pastoral ofiice in that town more than sixty-two years. 

The children of Henry and Mary Baldwin, bom in Wobum, were : 

14a Henrr (Baldwin), b. Feb. 37. 1717-13: m. first. Abigail Butlsr. of . 
PeUiam, X. H. They settled at first in Pelhazn. and i-emoved ' 
thence to Shrewsbury. Mass.. about 1750, irhere they kept a 
public house. He and his wife were admitted to tbc church 
in Shrewsbury in 1773; the wife from the church in yottinp- 
ham West^ now Hudaion. y. H. His mother, after the death 
of her second husband. CoL John Jones, in Hopkinton, re- 
sided with this son in ShrewsUarr. They had four sons and 
five daughters. His first wife died in Shrewsbury, ^hty 2$, 
177T, aged 57. His second wife was Martha Abl>otc widow oi 
Ebenezer Abbott. Henry Daldwin died Nov. 17, 17cd, aged 
72. [Ward's Hist of ^lurewsburv.] 

141. Nathan (Baldwin), b. May IS. 172<y; m. first. Sarah Oakcs; sec- 

ond, Lydia Oakes. Ther lived in Worcester. 

142. Mary (Baldwin), b. Jan. 4. 1722-:;: m. April S. 1745, Rev. Abner 

Bayley, of Salem. N. H. He was ordained there, 1740. They . 
' 14S. Jfory (Bayley), m. first. TTilliam White, of PLiistow, 2?. H.; 
second, Dea. Moses Webster, of Haverhill, Mass. 

144. JSOxabeth (Bayley), m. Henrv little, of Salem. N. E. 

145. LmiiUa (Bayley), m. Bev. W'illiam Selly, of Warner. S. H. 


Col* Datid BaldwzXi brother of the preceding, ami ^at- 
grandson of Ezekiel R/chabdsox,^ one or the ibunJers oi Wo- 
bum ; bom in Wobura, April 9| 1696 ; married Abigail Je^txi- 
803r/ bom in Sudbury, December, 1702, eldest daughter of Hon. 
William Jennison, of that place.* They lived in iSudbury. 

Their children were : 

1418. William (Baldwin), graduate H. C, 174$: of Sudbury; an inn- 
keeper in Watcrtown. 17.>:>; was a deacon and maciicrate; m. 
Jane Cook, daugphter of Rev. William Cook, of Sudbury. 

147. Samuel (Baldwin), (^dnate H. C, 1752: m. — Cushinp^; waft 
. ordained pastor, Hanover, Mass., Dec. 1, 17G6; dismisse*l 
Maichd, lii^O. 

«Tbe Jnnnsoar Fa^hlt. 

L BoBEKT jExsmoy came from Zoffland. probsbl^rin the fleet with Win- 
thxop, with bis hrorher Wniiaro : stertied in W atertown, as eady, certainly, a« 
1695; twice married; di«<l Jul v 4, IfiUO. 

n. Saxcel JExxnoy, bU son. t)orn IMS; married Jn^th Maeomber: 
paasetl hbi Life in Watertowit: dl<Ml Oct. 12, 1701. 

ILL ^tLLXJOt JEXNisioy. hiH .siiO, boRi in Watenown, April 17. 1076; mar- 
ried EUzalietli Golillnfe, of ;sii)1banr ; Uvt^i iu Sudbury and in Worceiter; died 
Sept. 19. 1744; fatLer of Abigail, wiio married CoL David Baldwin. 

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1^ Abigail (Baldwin): iii.——>CurtU, of Sudbuir; their dau^i^ter 
tras the wife of iloT. Jonatluin Baniosi of UiUnboroagh. X. H. 

140L Lydia (Baldwin); m. as Watertown, Feb. 10, 1750, Hon. C>liv>)r 
Piescott of Groton, a physician in very largo practice. He 
was judge of probate, brigadier general from 1763 to 1781, 
afterwards major general: lie was aUo a memlMr of the board 
of war, and of the supreme executive council of ^Cassacho- 
settt* He was a brother of Col. William Prescott, who com- 
manded in the redoubt on Bunker Hill. June 17, 1775» and of 
Hon. James Prescottt Lucy, tho sixth cliild of Hon. Oliver 
and Lydia (Baldvvin) Prescoct. was the wife of Hon. Timothy 
BigelowyOf ^lediord; and their eldest (laughter, Eathoriue, 
married Hon. Abbot Lawrence, of Boston. 

15a Elizabecli (Baldwin): m. Henry Evans, of Boston^ Oct 23^ 1755, 
and removed to Xova Scotia. 

15L Kary (Baldwin), b. March 0, 1730: m. Capt Samuel Jackson, of 
Newton, b. Kov. 25, 17^37; no children. For this Jackson fam- 
ily, see Jackson's History of Xewton. 


Isaac BxLDwnr, brother of the preoeding; bom in Wobum, 
Feb. 20, 1699-1700; married Maby FLi.GG, of Wobum, M.irch 
24, 1726. They lived in Wobam, 

Their children were : 

152. Lnke (Baldwin), b. Dec. 23, 1728. 

15a. Jeduthun (Baldwin), b. Jan. 13, 1731*2. 

194 >*ahum (Baldwin), b. :May 3, 1734 

19S. Isaae (Baldwin), b. Dec 12, 1733; he was mortally wounded at 

the oattle of Bunker Hill, and didd opposite the house of CoL 

Boyal, iaMedford, Jane 17, 177a. 


Jaicss Baldwht, brother of the preceding ; bom in W^obum, 
Oct. 19, 1710 ; married, 3Iay 29, 1789, Ritth Richardson,^ bom 
in Wobum, June 17, 1718, daughter of Lieut. Joseph' and Mary 
(Blodget) Richardson, of Wobum, and sister of Mary, who mar* 
ried his brother, Henry Baldwin. 

They lived at "New Bridge," in North Wobum, where his 
grandfather, Henry Baldwin, settled in 1642. In each succeed* 
uig generatioa some of the fiunily have resided there. 


r. Joax Pkescotx was from Laftcanhlre, Eng.; luarriad, in Eafdand, Mary 
PlactB. of TorkHhire; several of tb«ir children were bom there. He came to 
N«:w £n){UQii about l^iU); »enl«d in LanciuiCftr, of which he was one of tha 
tourulers. Hhi tbinl son» .^reoth child, was : 

IL JoxAs PBE-tcOTT, boni in Lancaster, Mass., June, ICI8; livetl Ui 6ro- 
ion. HU third son, twelfth ciitld, was: 

Hi. Hesja^us Prescott, Ijorn im Groton, Jan. 4, IOOO-4;: inarrieil, June 11. 
171H. Abifcail Oliver, dau^chter oC Hon. Thomas Oliver, of Ganibriil;{B; died 
aii'x. 3. 1731), ftge«i 43^ iiii wiu a Utsnteiuuc colonol in a Middlesex ro*^iiiienc, 
Anit Justice of rhe superior court. He wa^i father of Hon. Oliver PrtMHroir, in 
(lie t4>xt; ffranilfather of .fud^^ WilUaxn Prescott, of Buscon, and sreat-sraod- 
rathcr of WUliam fi. Prescott, the hUtoriiUi. 

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He died June 28, 1791, sicred 81. The wife, Kath, died a fetr 
weeks pTevioa.s Majr 13, 1791, aged 78. 

Children, born in Wobam : 

ISd. Cyms (Baldwin), b. Xor. 5, 1740; m. Buth Wilson, of Bedford. 

He was drowned at Doubtable, Xot. ft, 1700. Xo children. 
157. Reuel (Baldwin), b. May 0, 1742 ; d. Feb. 21, 174^^. ag;ed 3. 
+158. Loammi (Baldwin), b. Jan. 10, 1744*5; m. first, Mary Fowla; 
second. Margraret Fowle. 
isa Reoel (Baldwin), b. June 30, 1747; m. (3ct 4, 17(^, Kezia Wj- 
man. He died April 18, 1775. Children: 
Reiulj JameSf StUh^ Jo^iah. * 


Th£0PHILT7S RiCHABDSoy* (^Eukld^ Theopkilus^^ Ezekia% 
soiLof Ezekiel* and Elizabeth (Swan) Richardson, of Wobam; 
bom there, Jan. 7, 1691-2; married, in Watertown, April 24, 
1711, RiTTH SwA>r, daughter of Gershoin Swan, probably a rela- 
tive of his mother's. 

He lived in Wobura, or [>erhaps latterly in Stoneham, and died 
in the autumn of 1723, in his thirtr-second year, as is apparent 
fi-om the inventory. The Probate Record says that "he died at 
Charlestown— -t. «., in Stoneham, then a part of Charlestown— 
* Charlestown End '—on his return from his majesty's service at 
the eastward." The explanation is, the Indians m Maine, insti« 
cated by Sebastian Itasles, the French and Jesnit missionary at 
Sorridgewock, who was in close correspondence with the gover- 
nor of Canada, had since the\ '"^'^*^ been committinfl^ great 
ravages on the English settlemc **<--> cnptured nine 

families at ilerry Meeting Bay in Ji .d burned Brons- 

wick, and had taken sixteen Alassachusei . essels at Canseau. 
In the sprinpr of 1728, they ravaged Falmouth, Scarborough, 
Berwick, Wells, York, and Dover. The government of ilassa- 
cbusetts had sent a force against these savages. Theophilus Rich- 
arrlson was one of the men sent, and died soon after his return. 
This war lasted till December, 1725, and included the famous 
•* Pigwacket Fight," in Mav, 1725. 

The inventor}' is dated dec. 12, 1723. It includes only person- 
id estate, and amounts but to £13. 19. This shows that the fami- 
ly had become poor. The widow makes oath that tiiis is " all sjie 
knows of estate," and she has to "support herself and five small 
children, all sick at home of the fcaver." Of the three sons 
named below. Deacon Xathan Richardson [75], their fothers 
cousin, was appointed guardian Nov. 30, 1733, and held a small 
amount of profierty in trust for them. 

CoL Edmund Grofie, of Cambridge, was appointed administra^ 
tor March 23, 1724-0. 

Ruth, the widow of Theophilus Richardson, was married, April 
6, 1720, to Ebenezer Parker, of Stoneham. 

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The children of Theophilas and Rath Richardson were : 

IOOl ^Dutha,* bw Feb. 4, 1711"-12; m. Ebenezer Thompaon, of Beading, 
Dec 22, 173G. 

lei. Both,* b. Sept. 1, 1714; m. April 15, 1735, Joriah Walton* of 
Stoneham. The reeoYd of marriage describes her as '*ol 
Stonehain." In the record of marriage he is said to be '^ of 
Beading." Another docunienty.datea Aug. 11, 1735, describes 
him as of Stoneham. 
+163. Edward,^ b. ^larch 17. 1715-16; m. Abigail Chenerr. 

168^ Bichard,* b. Kor. 9. 1710. 
+161 Moses,«b. April 8, lT2S;m. Mary Prentiss. 


EzESiSL RiCHABDSOX^ (JEsekiei^ Theophiluij* Hxekiel^^hroth- 
er of the preceding, and son of Ezekiel' and Elizabeth Richard* 
son ; bom in Wobum, April 22, 16d4 ; married, at Watertown, 
Ang. 8, 1717, LxDUL Ocsd^gtox, of Keedham. She was proba- 
bly a daughter or sister of Thomas Ockington, of Watertown. 

He lived in Wobam two or three years after marriacre, and 
then remoTed to Xeedham— taken from Dedham, 1711— -^'bero he 
I seems to have passed the remainder of his life. Ho was there 
I certainly in 1722, when his second child was bom. 

E 1723, May 17. Benjamin Colbura, of Dedham, hasbandnian, 

and Rebekah his wife, for eij^t pounds, sell to Ezekiel Richard- 
son, of Needham, two parcds of land in Needham, containing 
five and two acres. rSn£ Deeds, xliv. 113.] 

1736-7, Feb. 25. Hezekiah Fuller, of Dedham, yeoman, and 
Elizabeth his wife, for £110, seU to Ezekiel Richardson, of Need- 
han< land in Needhom. fSuC Deeds, IxL 238.] 

1. "^-K2. JohnPishw, EsoL, of Necdham, and Elizabeth 
his wii. " "^'*- tenor, sell to Ezekiel Richardson, of ITeed- 

ham, tan«««. acres ef land in Needham. rSu£El Deeds, 

Uxiv. 200.] 

All these purchases were ia a depredated currency. In 1749, 
forty-live shillings ^'old tenor ** were given for one Spanish milled 
dollar. In two years more it was worth nothing. 

The children of Ezekid^ and Lydia Richardson were: 

+165. Theophilas,* b. in Wohom, Jan. 26, 1713-19; m. Hannah Chick- 

166. EzekieV b. in Xeedhaau Aug. 1, 1722. In 1747-8, he was livinsp 

in ^eedham, and iMMight one-€oarth acre of land. [SaiL 

Deeds, badL 70.] 
liPT. Peter,* b. in Xeedham, Jan. 14, 1726-7. 


Aakox RrcHAirDS03r*(JSiA>Z,* TheophiluSy* Hukiel^), broth- 
er of the preceding:; bom in Wobum, Dec 16, 1701; married 
Bbtbuh . i*hey lived in Wobum. 

Their dfeQdren were : 

W. BethiaJi,»b.yov. l,l72S;d. June9,1738. 

160. Aaron,* b. Dec 24, ITJO; d. June 26, 1738. • 

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ITtl. Fhebe,* b. April 28, 1T38; d. Jane 1, 173S. 

171. Elizabeth/ b. Sept 13, 1730; d. May 31, 1738. 

171 BethLih,* b. Jan. 5, 173S-9; m. her cousin, Amoe Bicbardson, 

ITS. Fhebe,* b. Jone 18, 1741 ; d. July 10, 1741. 

Notice the feorfhl rara^s of death among these children, 
sweeping off the entire family of children living in the summer 
of 1738, four in number, in a single month. It was undoubtedly 
caused by the tkroaUail, so fiitol m New England in that gloomy 
year, 1738> and still remembered and spoken of when the com- 
piler was young.* 


JoRX RiCRAju)sox* {John? T?ieophilu9? EzMel'^)^ eldest son 
of John* and Deborah (Brooks) Richardson, of Wobum; bom 
there, Dec. 29, 1G92 ; married, at Cambridge, July 1, 1714, Abx* 
aAitSwAX, daughter of Gershom Swan. 

He was a ^ husbandman," and passed his entire life in Wobum. 
He died there, Nov. 15, 1745. His will is dated Nov. 7, 1746; 
proved March 17, 1743-6; recorded 3Iidd. Prob. Reo.,.xxiv. 182. 

His wife survived him. In his will, he makes his brother 
FDea.] Nathan Richardson and his brother John Atwood, both of 
Wobum, joint executors. John Atwood was doubtless the father 
of Lydia Atwood, the wife of his son Jasher. Abigail Richard- 
son, Isaac Richardson, and Samuel Tidd are witnesses. 

Children of John and Abigail Richardson, all bom in Wobum : 

174. Gershom,* b. May 4, 1715 ; Uving March 27, 1746. 

175. Abigail,* b. 3Iay Zu 1713 ; m. Stevens. 

-{•176. Ezra/ b. June 13, 1721 ; m. Lore — >. 

4*177. Jasher,* h. Dec. 8, 1724; m. Lydia Atvrood. 

178. Deborah,* b. starch 26, 172S; m. Jabez Burdett, Jan. 29, 1740-5a 
+170. Abijah,* b. Jan. 22, 17^0-1; m. firs^ Sarah Stewart; second, 

Mary Lawrence. 
AU living at the date of their father's wilL 


. Dbbosah Rxchabdsox^ (Johfiy* ThMphilua? Essdeid^)^ sister 
of the preceding ; bom in Wobum, March 8, 1694-6; married, 

* The <lisease oriKineted iu tlie manner now to be described. In May, 1733, 
a 3fr. Clonsrh, of Kui;r»toD, X, H., havixifr ezAniined tlio throat of a s\nae 
which lied died of a thrttac «tij(€ea»e, waA hinuMslf saddenly attacked with a 
swelling of t!i6 throac, and lireil but a few dayx. Three weeln after, three 
children in hU neijriiborhrMi«l vr^ro attacked In a Aimilar manner, and <ll«ffl iu 
thirty-six hours. From rUls tae dL^^a.^ sprend rapidly and proved feiirfullv 
fatal, panicularlr to children. It extended iu all directions, nnminft clironc^h 
New Ensiand and into >'e\r York. Ic was two rean in reachmi; the Hudson 
Biver. Between .luue, 17^'!, ami Julr. ITSO, nin<» hundred and ei^iry-foor 
dieil in fourteen rownji of >'ew Hauipsldre. In tlu4 town. Harerliill, Ma<(9., it 
appeare«l in Octoljer, ITrv*. aud avept off more than one-half of all the cidhlren 
under rifteen vean of a^e. Alinont eVor^* house liecapte a habitation of luoitrn- 
inii^ In many faiuilie:! out a child wa;* left. One hnudred and ninety-niuo 
feu rictima to thin terrible Monnce in tui» town, only one of whom wu forty 
yeaa of age. [Chase'a History of Harerhill, pp. 300, 307.] 

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Jfarch 23, 1718, Jonx Kbxdall,' bora in Wobura, July 8, 1699, 

youncrcst son of John"*' and Elizabetli (Coiney) Keiulall, ami 
graoJaon of Fbaxcw Ke>i>ax.l,* one of the founders of Wobura. 
ami ancestor^it is sappoited— of all of the name in New Eng- 

They lived in Wobara, and had these children: ' $t/ i>xu,i 

Debomh (KendallK b. Feb. 0. mo. /»'S' ^;h 

^XaiT (EendaU), b. March 6, 1721; m. March 20, 1740, Ignatius . r^ r. 

Marion (Merriam?) 
John ( Kendall ), b. April 25, 1723; m. Xot. 12, 1754, Sarah ^7* 

man, of TTobam. ^ • — 

Zebedoe (EendaU). b. March 30, 1725. D.'--.-\*-^^ -- 
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JosiAH RrcHAROsox^ {Johti* Theophiius,* Ezekid^)y brother 
of the precedine, and second son of John * and Deborah Richard- 
son ; born in Wobura, Feb. 14, 170«)-1 ; married Pb£BE 1 

They lived in Dunstable, N. H. I suppose in that part which 
now constitntes the town of Litchfield, N. 11.^ 


151. Phebe,* b. Jan. 19. 1727-8. 

+13.5. Josiah,* b. Sept. ::S, 1720; m. Lucy — . 

186. Lucy.* b. Oct. 5, 1731. 

187. EoBice,* b. Oct 13, 1738. 


Dexcox" 2Tathax Richaedsox* (•ToAn,* TheophiluSy' Esekiel^)^ 
brother of the preceding, and third son of John * and Deborah* 
Richordson; bora in Wobnra, June 24, 1701; married first, £s- 
TBXK Peibce, daughter of Stephen Feirce, of Chelmstbrd. She 
died Nov. 10, 1727, aged 27. jBv a straoge mistake, the grave-r 
stone describes her as the toidate'ot Xathan Richardson. Second, 
July 3, 1729, Tabitha. Kendall,* born Jan. 22, 1706-7, youngest 
child of Samuel- and Mary (Locke) Kendall, of Wobura'; grand- 
daughter of Francis Kendall * and of William Locke,^ who both 
came from England, and were early settlers in Wobara. She 
died Xov. 25, 1739, aged 33. [Gravestone.! Third, Ltdia Whit- 
TEMOBS, of Maiden, April 3, 1740. She died May 17, 1776, 2^d 
84. [Gravestone.] 

Re lived in Wobura all his days ; was a highly respectable and 
useful man, and often emplovcd on public business. He was se- 
lectman 1759, 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763 ; was chosen deacon April 
22, 1761 ; was one of the committee, chosen 1738, to have care of 

* Old Dunstable is ofrea mentioned in oar earlr hlnorr. It incladed the 
prwmnc Dunstable iu Madiachu.H«tta and Tyn^bofo. with parts of Grotoa and 
l>ra«:ut: also the towns of Amherst, Merriinai:k, Licchdeld, Dunstable, ^Sashua, 
^liuwitl, HoUis, Brookline. Hudson, and pare of Londonderry. 


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! the town's '^loan moner," that is, money received from the sale of 

I two thousand acres of land in Lanenbarg, granted to the town 

f by the General Court in 1644,* bat not located till 1717* 

I Through neglect and mismanagement, this liberal grant of 

! land proved of no advantage to the town for about seventy years. 

I It served only as an occasion for altercation and strife, especially 

I at the to^vn-meetings. It lay in a wild« uncultivated state, ancl 

after 172S, when the town of Lunenburg was incorporated, Wo- 
barn had to nay taxes for it to Lunenburg. At length, In Febru- 
ary, 1734, the tract was sold to liraef Beed, of Wobui*n, for 
jQ^SOO. The money was not paid down, but was supposed to be 
sufficiently secured^. Small portions were invested^ and small 
portions were naid from time to time. It passed into the hands 
of different ana successive committees daring forty Tj^ftrs or more, 
and at length proved nearly or <}uite worthless. The deprecia- 
tion of the ** old tenor,'^ the fictitious currency of Massachusetts, 
was the prindpol cause, sixty shilling of which in 1750 were 
worth only one ounce of silver. But trom beginning to end, or 
nearly so, the management of the fimd was extremely bad, not so 
much from any want of inte^^ty in the committee, as from their 
lack of financial al»ility, and the failure of man]^ to whom the 
money was loaned from time to time to meet their engagements. 
[Sewall's Hist, of ^obum, pp. '28a-302.] 

Nathan Richardson was from . time to time appointed by the 
probate court guardian to sundry individuals, as to Edward, "Rich- 
ard, and 3foses Richardson^ sons of Theophtlus, and to John 
Richardson^ adjudged non compos mentis^ June 7, 1736. 
He died Oct. 21, 1775, aged 74. ' [Gravestone.] 

His children, all bom in Wobum, were, by first wife, Esther: 

+183. yathaa,* b. April 21. 4725 ; m. 3Iary Peirce. 
189. Esther,^ b. Au<?. t5, 1727: m. Joshua Peirce, of Wobum. They 
were published Oct 27, 1753. 


By second wife, Tabitha: 

100. Tabitha,* b. April 14. 1730. 

101. John,* b. Feb. 5, 1701-2; m. Hannah Bichardson, 1753. 
192. Amos,* b. Xov. G, 1TS3: m. Bethiah Richardson, 1762. 
103. Jothom,* b. Oct 23. 17.35; zn. Phebe Whittemore, 1759. 
IM. 3Iary,* b. Sept 7, 1737. 


Merct Richaedsox* {Jbsiahy^ Josiahj^ Ezekiel^)^ daughter of 
Lieut. Josiah * and iforcy (Parish') Richanlson, of Chelmsford ; 
bom there, Jan. 9, 1088-9 ; married, 1707, 3Iajob Epncjinc Hil* 
DBETO, of Dracut 

He was an active and influential man, first in Chelmsford, then 
inDracut; a major in the militLn, and otherwise honored. He 

*It was not imuited for any pnblii: Mirice, bat to compensate Wohtirn for 
its aU«g«d smaUness of area. tSee Setrair^ Ui«it. of Woburc, pp. 35, *JS3. nt ««7. 

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owned and sold land in Pelhaoi, which had formeriy, I believe, 
been in Oracut. 

He died Sept 26, 1740. His wife, Mercy, died Dec. 23, 1743, 
aged 55. 

Their childron, bom in Chelmsford, were : 

105. Thomas (HQareth), b. 1707; d. Oct 7. 1707. 

190. Ephraim (Hildreth)/ b. Jan. Id. 1708-9; nu ^lary Clark, of 

Chelmsford, Feb. 11, 1785-0. He was town clerk, 1703; died 

Aus;. 5. 1709. 
197. Josiah (Hildreth). b. Feb. U, 1710-11; m. Rebecca Wright, of 

Dracttt; published Dec. 20, 1740; d. Aug. 7, 1754. 

Bom in Dracat : 

19S. Robert (Hildreth), b. ^fay IS, 1713; m. Sarah Abbot, of Andorer; 

published Nov. 15, 1752. 
199. ^ercy (UUdretli), b. Jan. 27, 1715-16: d. Dec. 10, 1729. 
20a Zachariah (Hildreth), b. Sept 26, 1718; d. Jan. 10, 1745-0. 

201. Thomas (Hildrctli), b. Auc. 5, 1721; m. Hannah Colbum; pub- 

lished Dec. 13. 1740. Eie d. at Fort Cumberland, Dec. 4, 1755. 

202. William (Hildreth), b. Ang. 30, 1723; m. Tabitha Colbum; d. 

Sept 5, 1813. 
203L Levi (Hildreth); b. Oct 13, 172i): m. ^ary Clemens, 1746. 
204. Elijah (Hildreth), b. May 2S, 172S; m. drst Hannah Colbum, 

1740; second, Susannah Barker, of Methuen, 1755. . 
206. Mercy (Hildreth), b. Xor. 27, 1732. 


CAPTAUf JosiAH RzcHASDsosr^ {JoBiah^ Jbsiahj^ JEukul^^ 
eldest son of Lient Josiah* and ^lercy (Parish) Richardson,* of 
Chehnsford; bom there, 3Iay 5, 1691 ; married, first, 171*2, Ltdia 
-— . She died in childbed, 3Iarch 2S, 1737. Second, Elizabeth 
FBE2rcB,of Dunstable; published April 1, 1788. She died Dec. 

15, ini. 

He was an active, capable, business man. His name often oc* 
cars on the Dracut rocorls. He be^n to live in that town about 
1710, when in Ids twentieth year. His name is placed against lot 
Xo. 10, as taken br him, ander date of Jan. 2, 1710, probably 
1710*11« At a general to\i*n*meeting, held Oct. 27, 1712, leave 
was granted to him to be a settled inhabitant in the town of Dra- 
cat, on the lot which his father— who die<l Oct. 17, 1711 — took 
up with the consent of the committee of the General Court. 
This lot, No. 10, was thus bounded : It had Merrimack River on 
the south ; the ^ Solomon lot ^ on the west ; on the north and 
east it had marked trees. It was one of the fifteen lots that lay 
between Mr. Belcher's farm an*l Mr. Winthrop's farm, and near 
Walker's Brook, and was '*the thirtieth part of the andivi«led 
land required in the township of Dracut.'* This description 
shows how sparsely settled Dracut was at that time. 

Part of this lot he sold in 1712 to Joseph Richardson, his sec- 
ond cousin, son of Thomas Richardson [135]. 

*The mother's name was sometimes written PorHs. 

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March, 1714, he this choaea surveyor of highnrajs. March, 
1715, chosen fence-view-er. In 1720, one of a committee of three 
to receive " the money ^ (what money?) for the town of DracuL 

In 1728, he was one of the board' of selectmen, and again in 
178L In 1749, selectman, as«e.ssor, and town ctcrk ; also in 1753 
and 1754}. In 1752, town treasurer; again in 1753 and 1754. 
. In 174Q, he is, on the records, I believe for the first time, called 

* Captain Josiah Richardson*" 

In October, 1749, the town had recently built a meoting-hoase, 
and it was voted that the man paying the highest tax on real and ' 
personal estate in town should have the first choice of a pew ; the * 
man paying the next highest tax the second choice, and so on. 
Capt. Josiah Richardson had the second choice. The pews were 
not to bo re-sold without consent of the to^vn. 

His will is dated Aug. 17, 1773 ; proved Dec. 31, 1776. In the 
will he calls himself ^gentleman," and gives his daughter Han- 
nah HiUlreth fifty pounds lawful money, in full of her portion. 
He then gives to liis mnddau^hter, Sarah Richardson, daughter 
of his son Josiah Richardson, late of Dracut, deceased, twenty 
ponnds lawful money. Then to his son Ephraim Richardson, 
£86. 18. 4^ lawful money, this being the amount of a note signed 
by the said Ephraim in favor of the testator ; this to be iu full of 
said Eiihraim's portion of the estate. To his sou ^oses, a deed 
of lana and money. Next, to the children of his son David, late 
of Dracut, deceased, land and money. Next, to his late son Jon- 
athan, late of Dracut, deceased, land and mouev. 2Text, to the 
children of his second daughter, Lydia Cummlngs, late of Ips- 
wich, deceased, he gives six pounds a piece. Xext^ to his daugh- 
ter Meroy Colbam, late of Dracat, deceased, to her children, land 
and money. 

* The remainder of the estate, after the payment of the testator's 
jnst debts and funeril charges, he gives in equal shares to his two 
executors, Uriah Colbum and Obadlih Richardson. Uriah Col- 
bum rt02] was his grandson, son of his daughter Hannah. Oba- 
diah Kichardson was also his grandson, son of bis son Moses. All 
this is from a copy of the will, now before me. 

The children of Capt. Josiah and Lydia Richardson were : 

206. Lydia,* b. Xov. 4, 1713: d. same day. 

207. Lydia,* b. Sept 27. 1714; m. Thomas Cummings. of Ipswich. 

They were published July 17, 1736. She died Xov. 24, 1753. 
Thomas, Lijdla^ Anna^ Elixabeth,, Rhodtu 

208. Hannah,* b. April iiO. 1717; d. Feb. 26, 1717-18. 

209l Josiah,* b. Dec. 29. 1713: m. Sarah Vai-num, of Dracut; pub- 
lished Auff. 11, i'rA. He died Feb. 13, 1756. They had: 
210. 5aro/i,^ b. April ::0, 1755. 
4-21L Jonathan.^ b. Dea I'J, 1720; m. Lucy Clark, of Chelmsford. 
4*212. Ephraim,* b. Sept. 12, 172:2; m. Elizabeth Richardson. 

213. Moses,* b. May 14, 1724; d. March 21, 1720. 
+214. Hannah,* b. Dec 25, 1725; m. tirst, Joshua Colbum; second, 

Elijah HlldretiL 
+215. Moses,* b. June 12, 1728; m. Elizabeth Colbum. 

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2I61. Merry,* b. Jan. 5, 172$>-S0; m. Abraham Colbum, Jr., of Dntcat. 
They trere pablislied Oct. 2«>, 17.>.^ 
+217. David,^ b. June 5, 17;S1 : m. Qizaberh Colbom [-2SS]. 
21a. Samuel,* b. Maivii 2S, 17^7; d. March 22^, 1740. 


Robert Richardson* (t7b*iaA,'f/b«iaV-ErdAtW*), brother ot 
the preceding, ami second son of Lieut. Josinh* nml Mercy (Par- 
ish or Parris) Richardson; bom in Chelmsford, Oct. 2, 1693; 
married Deborah . 

There can scarcely be a doubt that the full n.ime of the wife 
was Deborah Parish or ParriSj for tlie names \vero then convert- 
ible, and that she was the daughter of Robert Parris, an enrly 
settler of Dunstable, or rather of Litchfield, X. H^ then a part of 
Dunstable. The name of their son afibrds sufficient eridence of 
the £iet. 

He lived some year^ in Chelmsford, at least till 1724, when, or 
abont that time, he remored to Litchtield, N. H., where hU wife's 
fiither lived. He wa^ a grantor of land in Litchfield in 17C9. 

litchfield, previously a pan of Dunstable, was incorporated as 
a town July o, 1734. It tiien and previously belonged to Ma5sa- 

The country being kept almost constantly in alarm from the 
fear of hostile visits from the Indians, who oft«;n cnme unexpect- 
edly, it was necessary to be always in a state of preparation for 
such visits. A large number of men in Dractit and vicinity were 
kept constantly armed and eqtiipped; and -since the Indians 
might come in winter, as well as summer, these men were sup- 
plied with 8now-.<(hoes, at the expense of the province. The 
whole north regiiHent of Essex Connty was thus supplied in 1710. 
Tliere were over fiftv men thus snpjilied in the town of Hr4ver. 
hill, then including Slethuen, and adjoining Dracut. They were 
known as •* snow-shoo men." 

In 1725, Robert Richardson had a companv of •* snow-^hoe 
men," some of whom went in pursuit of the Indians after the 
** Pigwacket Fight," ilay 8, 172o. They went because they were 
aeqoainted with the haunts and habits of the Indiana. 

Robert and Debonih Richardson ha<l the children named below 
before leaving Chelmsford, and probably more atterward.s : 

21a Phebe,» b. Feb. 22, 1710. 

220. Parish,* b. Doc. 18, 1724. He wns a soldier in the coinpnny of 
Capt. John Hazen, of Haverhill. raUed 1703, for riio ri.*(inction 
of Ticonueroga and Crown Point. [See Chase's Hl.story of 
HaferhllL p. -i^A.] Ha did not belong to Haverhill, but prob* 
ably in Litchfield, which was but a few miles di&tanL 

The town of Hotlis, if. H., was included in Dunsc.ible till 
April 3, 1746, when it was incorporated as a town. It htnl pre- 
viously been the West Parish iu Dunstable. One of the <»;ir!iest 
settlers, if not trie very earliest, was Cnut* Peter Powers, in 1730, 
trora Littleton, Mass. In the "Old Brcnch War," 1755, Cai»t. 

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Powers commanded a company made up from HoIIis, Danstable, 
and the neighboring towns. In this company Timothy Ricliard- 
son [~1] and Lather Richardson r222] were privates. I pre- 
snme they were sons of Robert Richardson, of Danstable. The 
military ardor of the &mily, if nothing more, justifies the pre* 


Catt. Z.VCRAIIIAH KicBAEDsox^ (Jo^xahf Joatohj^ Ezekiel^)y 
brother of the precofling; born in Chelmsford, February, 1695-6 : 
married Sarah Bctterfield, bom Sept. 23, 1701, daughter of 
Beniamin and Sarah Butterfield. Benjamin Butterfield was one 
of-the fonwters of Chelmstbrd. 

In his will, dnted March 21, 1776— the day before he died — ^>ie 
styles himself *^ gentleman," and gives to wife Sarah the free use 
and improvement of all his household goods, furniture, and live 
stock during her natural life, and directs that whatever may re- 
main after her death be ^ divided eqnallv botwoen all my daugh- 
ters or their heirs.'' He also makes a Wquest to his grandson, 
Paul Richardson [son of his son Josiah]. 

He died March 22, 1776, aged 30. His widow, Sarah, died 
Aajr. 11, 178S, aeed 88. [Gravestone.1 

They had in dl twelve children, all oom in Chelmsford. The 
names of two are wanting. 










Sarah 'b. Oct IS, 1710. 

Zacharifth.* b. Feb. 10, 1721; m. fixst, Haanahi Blodget; second. 
Sarah Warxen. 

A name wanting. 

Bridset.^ b. Apnl 23, 1726; m. Timothy Fletcher. 

Deborah,^ b. June 1. 1727; m. 1743, Joseph Farrar, of Chelms- 
ford. They had, between 1743 ana 1767, ei|(ht cliildren. 
Amonffthem was John (Farrar), b. Aug. 16, 17C7. They 
had wo Bridget, wife of Wiley Richardson [514.] Their 
mother died Juno SO, 1S08, aged ^\. 

Ljrdia,* b. May 17, 1720; m. Jacob Chamberlain, May 21, 1761. 
She died May 31, 177^ 

Mezcy,^ b. Feb. 20, 1730-1; d. Jan. 10, 1745-6. Called Mary in 
the town record. 

Josiah,^ b. May d, 1734: m. Lydia Warren. 

Rebecca,^ b. Feb. 16, 1735-6» 

Hannali,* b. 173-. 

A name wanting. 

Lucy,* b. Xov. li, 1742; m. Feb. 24. 1703, Peter Spalding, b. May 

26, 17^. son of Lieut. John and Phebe Spalding, of Chelms- 

fonL ^Ir. Spalding died June 30, I7£i6. [Spalding Memorial. | 


S33t. Lutrn t Spalding), b. March 13, 1764; probably m. Thomas 

Richardson 1513]. 
2.'U. £tt (Spalding;), b. March 25, 1771 ; d. same day. 
£Ui. Ph^bt (Siialdin^), b. ; m. Dec. 28, 1300, Joseph Butter- 

field Varnum, of Dracut, b. Sept. 2S, 1775. . 

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Capt. William Richabdsox^ (Jbsiahj* JosiaA^^ Ezekiel^)^ 
brother of the preceding:, and youngest aon of Lieut. Josiah* nml 
Mercy (Parish) Richanfson; bora in Cheinufoni, Sept. 19, 1701; 
married, about 1722, Elizabeth CoLBUBNy daughter of Daniel 
and Sarah Colbnrn, of Dracut. 

He settled in Pelham, N. H^ in 1722, and cultivated a &nu 
there; commenced housekeeping there that year. Peiham \ras a 
part of Dracut, but separated from it in 1741, when, by an oinler 
of the Priiy Council of England, sixteen towns were taken from . 
Massiichusetts and annexed to Xew Hampshire.* 

He was many years captain of a military company. He was 
also a representative in the General Court of the province. 

His will is dated April 1, 1776 ; proved Nov. 7, 177G. He died 
in the interval. It may be found among the probate records of 
Rockingham County, at Exeter, X. H. He mentions wife Eliza- 
beth, daughter JloUy^ wife of Jacob Fletcher, and other children 
as below. Sons Asa and Daniel, executors. 

Children of Capt. William Richardson, born in Peiham, but all 
recorded in Dracut: 

\ 235. Elizabeth,^ b. July 2T, 1724; m. Capt Joseph Butterfleld. 

Z 2^ Abner,<^ uo date ^ven. 

I 237. Maiy,* b. April is, IT;:??; m. Capt Reuben Buttcrfield. They had 

Asa (Buttczfleld) and James (Buttertlcld). She was lirins iu 

23d. WQUam,* b. January, 17.10-1 ; was an ensien in a companv of 
soldiers under command of Capt John Razen, of HaverluU, 
raised 1T5S, tor the reductiou of Ticonderoga and Crown 

Point Possiblr I mistake the man. 
Merer,* b; June 1*. 17d$; 

288L Merer,* b; June li. 17d$; m. Jacob Fletcher. [In her father's 
wiu she is called yfoU*/. an evident mistake in copying, for be- 
'" \ her there was a Marj, the wife of Beuben Buttcilield.] 

"The charter amler \vUtcb Mansacbusetts was settled was jE:raiit«<l by 
Charles I^ kinjr of England, co suuUry perstons, oa the lUth of Miinh, 1(C7-m. 
It ci>aTeyed to rlieAe gentlemen, well kaoxm as the Massachusetts Cutupauy, 
aUtliat tract of Innd. that portioa of the earth's surface, exteiidin.; fr>m a 
point three niUe» north of the 3Ierrlniack Kiver, aud wtiy pan o/ it, to a 
point thrse miles aonch of Ch-irle^ Kirer, ami eren/ part of ft.aud xvithlu rlieie 
» linUrs from the Atlantic to the Paciftc Ocean, or Crreat South Sea. 
I With A Tiew to ascertain the northern limit of this gtant, a comml'^i^ion was 

appointed in 1G39 by the stovemnieuc of Maft»achaMttft. The limit was f« mnd at 
the outlet of tlie Lake Winninueosee, where the Merrimack leaver rtaid lake. 
and «rhere it bej^imi to be the Merrimack. A certain tree three mUea north tyi 
this wa^marked as the northern limit of >fa'(SAclmsetts. It is plain a.i the 
•lay-U^ht that Uiis is the true north limit whence die line tthouid riii^ accurdioK 
to the charter. 

One of tlitt iMt acts of tliat proiliinite and irreli'^ous prince, Cbarle.4 II., vras 
to annul the charter, and xUm deprive thtt p«i>ple of 3Ia«sachusetts of nny title 
^ their landji. xrhicli trere all h*:'A under tlii:i mHtniinent. It wtkA a uut^i rl^i- 
fffriou^ and wicked proce«:tlliii^, thoiizb tloue under the fonuH of law. iu t!:«i 
Chancery Conrt of Ko^iantl. o.;iol>or, lilio. The rights and Ul)orties nf Ma<«!«a- 
ck'.iKetts now lay prostrate iu the dtut. The {^Ternment of New Humpsiiire,' 
takiDt; advantaj^ of tbiA unhappy j*tate of thinsr*— ^or the new charter of uzn 
did not VBCO!*nize the old liouniiAries a.4 e^tahilshed in IG'JS— after many eilurti*, 
oootinaed throufzh a score of year% at len«;th preraileil on the Privy Cotmcil 
of Kujflanil to isiue tlie onler referred to iu the roxL Aud thu% by a ruere 
r ^F**!?? Vf ^^* P*"^ MaitaaLhiwetts was shorn of a lar:;e portion of her hcrit«i^s, 

I of which she had full posie^tsion more than a century. 

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AMof b. Feb. 23» 17^; he was of Pelham, and was living Febniar 
ry, 17M. 

Sftrab,^ b. Feb. 23. 174 U2: m. Benlamiir Gfi^. 

Hannah** b. March S^ 174G-7; m. nnt Au^. 4, I703» Lient Timo- 
thy Spalding, of WesCford; second, Xor. 13r X'HI^ Joesph 
Jeirett, of Wcstford. 

Daniel,* b. ^larch 11, 1740; m. Sarah Meroliant 


EuzABBTB RicHABDSOX^ {Jonathan^ Jo9iah^^ JSkekiei^)^ eld- 
est dangliter of Oapt. Jonathan * and Elizabeth (Bates) Richard- 
son, of Chelmsford; bom there, Oct. 19, 1606; married, 1714, 
Edttxbd Colbitkn, of DracQt. 

They lived in Dracat. She died Dec. 10, 1743. 

Children, born iu Dracat: 

UL Elizabeth (Colbum), b. ^lay 13, 1715. 

.24&. Thankful (Colbum;, b. Xov. 23. 1717; m. Benjamin Bntterflehl, 
of Dracttt. Dec. ;$, 173G. Children : Benjamin and Thankful. 

24(S. Rebecca (Colbum), b. May 23, 1719. 

247. Edward (Coibum), b. Dec. 20, 1721. 

24S. Daniel (Colburn), b. Jan. 23, 1723-4. 

240. OUve (Colbum), b. 3ray 20, 1720. 

2S0. Sarah (Colbum), b. Sept 20. 1720. 

25U Lucy (Colbum), b. Mav 4, 1731. 

2^ Wlllard (CAlbura), b. (}ct 28, 17.^4. 


2LutT RiCHJLSDSO^r* (Jonathan^ JoHah^ JSzeiiel'^)^ sister of 
the preceding; bora in Chelmsford, Jnne 26, 1699 ; married, 1717, 
Samuel Colbubx, of Dracut. 

They lived in Dracut. He was a physician. 

He died Dec. 22, 1736. Mrs. Mary Colburo, his wife, died Oct. 
23, 1754. 

Children, all born in Dracut : 

253. Mary (Colbum), b. June 27. 1718. 

254. Samuel (Colbum), b. March IS, 1710-20; nu Mary Bradstreet, 


255. Jonathan (Colbum). b. June 1, 1722; d. young. 
25Aw Hannah (Colbum), b. April 3. 1726. 

2.>7. Jonathan (Ck>ll»um), b. Jan. 17. 1720-30. 

258. Elizabeth ( Colburn). b. Apnl 1 7, 17C2 ; m. David Richardson [2171. 

250. Martha (Colbum), b. An?. 10, 1734. 

2ea Hezekiah (Colbum), b. April 7, 1737; d. June 3, 1742. 


Ltdijl RicnARDSox * (•Tbnaf Aa?i,' Josia/iy* Esekid'^)^ sister of 
the preceding; l>om in Clielmsfon!, Julv 14, 1702; married Rb7. 
Thomas Pauker, the first minister of Dracut. 

He was born in Cambri<igc, Dec. 7, 17o0, son of J'ysiah Parker, 
of that town, who was a son of Capt. James Parker, of Oroton. 

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He grmlnated at IlArvanl College in 1713; \ras invited to settle 
in Dracnt, 1720, and accepteil tbe Invitation Jan. 80^ 1720«1. 

Draout, formerly a part of Clielmsfonl, thongh the Merrimack 
divides them, was* incorporated a:i a town Feb. 26, 1700-1. Sev* 
eral attempts were made between 1710 and 1720 to settle a min* 
ister, bat without success. There was a meetinir-house, built in 
1715, but no church till the ordination of Mr. t^arker. He was 
pastor there forty-five years, and died March 13, 1765, aged 65. 

The children of Rev. Thomas and LydLi Parker were : 

SOI. Thomas (Parker), b. Oct 21. n2L 

S62. LydUi (Parker), b. Feb. 2, 1723-4; d. young. 

.20S. Lydia (Parker), b. June 10,1725. 

261 William (Parker), b. Jan. U. 1727. 

2as.' Elisabeth (Parker), b. Jan. 5, 1720. 

26d. Lucy (Parker), b. Jan. 5, 17>]2. 

267. Saiah (Parker), b. Oct 3, 1735. 


THA^TKFirL RicHABDSOsr^ {Jonathonf Jotiah^ Ezekid^)^ sister 
of the preceding; born in Chelmsford, Ans. 16, 1709; married 
EzRjL CoLBUR3r, bom Jan. 6, 1708-9, son of Ezra and Lucy Col- 
bum. They lived in Dracnt. 

Children, all bom in Dracnt : 

288. Bzra (Colbum). b. April 10, 1734; m. Phebe Winn, 1750. 

200. Thankful (Colbum), b. Feb. 24. 1735-6. 

27a Lucy (Colbum), b. April 10, 17^. 

271. Jesse (Colbum), b. Sepc 13, 1740: d. youne. 

272. Elizabeth (Colbum). b. Oct. 21. 1742. 

275. Samson (Colbum), b. July 0, 174^ 
274. Jesse (Colbum), twin b^ ) 

273. Jemima (Colbum), Sept 19. 1747. ) 

276. Lydia (Colbum), b. March 30, 1740. 

277. Sarah (Colbum), bb July 3, 1733. 


JoH:r RiCHjjtDsoK^ (tToAn,* JbsiaA* E^ektel^)^ son of John* 
and Elizabeth (Furwell) Richardson, of Chelmsford; bom there, 

Nov. 16, 1711 ; married, 1783, Esther . 

^He passed his life in Chelmsford, and (iied, intestate, Aug. 23, 
1764. The inventoxy, dated Mamh 18, 1763, includes real estate, 
£440, in lawful money; personal estate, £112. 16. 10. The wid- 
o^ Esther, was living at the date of her son Silas' will, Aug. 12, 
1774. Silas Ricliardson, the eldest son, was made administrator, 
and was to have two-thirds of the real estate, after paying certain 
sums to his brothers and sisters. 

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SSL Sanht* b. April 2$, 1740; m. Feb. 12, 1767. John Collmni^ Jr.. of 
Drtieutr son of Jolxn and Sarah (Richacdson) Colbum [113]. 

282. Mary,* b. May 15, 1742: m. — - Holden. 

288L Srbii^ b. Mar 19, 1744: m. James French, Jr., March a, 1768. 

234. Tabitho,^ b. June 10, 1746; m. Oliver Fletcher, of Chelmsford* 
Feb. 25, 1706. 

285. John,* b. April S, 174S; he was of New Ipewich» a Joiner. We 
learn from the will of his brother Silas, or rathmr from the 
probate of it, April IS. 1773, that he was .then absent; but he 

STrhaps afterwards retomed, for the records represent that he 
ed, intestate, previous to Jan. 12, 17S5. At that date the 
probate court appointed a committee to appraise his estate. 
They returned an inventory Jan. 14, 1735. jHiUsboro' Prob. 
Bea, i. 400.1 Xo wife or children are mentioned. 
286L Abigail,* b. Sept 23, 1751. 
287. Rebecca,* b. Ang. 10, 1753; m. Frimcit Daridson^ March 11, 1779. 

All the aboTe supposed to be living March 25, 1706, at the settlement of 
the father's estate. 


He^tbt Richardso:?* {John^ Josiah^^ E3ukid^\ younger son 
of John* ami Elizabeth (Farwell) Richanlson; bom Sept. 19, 
1714; his birth was in Chelmsford, but in that part of it which in 
1729 was incorporated as the town of Westfoni ; married Pbis- 
cnxA Spaldixg, bom July 24, 1713, dan^hter of £d ward' and 
Lydia Spalding, of Chelmsford. Henry Richardson, of Westford, 
married Ruth Bates, also of Westford, Julv 12, 1784. Their 
chUdren^s births are recorded in Westford. \7e suppose, there- 
fbrev that Westford was their home. 

Children of Henry and Prisoilla Richardson. 

288. tfdXi^^ b. Oct. 11, 178i<: m. May 21, 1701^ Jacob Chamberiain. 

She die^ M%j 31, 1775. 

t290. 0!i?e,^ b. Apnl 24, 1742; m. Abel Adams. 
290. Loire,* b. March «, 1744: m. Sarah Minot 

201. Elkabeth^^ b. Dec 12, 1747; m. Issachar Keyes, of Westford, 

Oct. 2-2, ITTO. 

202. Sarah «^ b, X\^^ 2, 1750: m. ^Sot. 22, 1770. Darid Fletcher, b. Jnne 

% \1Z2 \ ilia second wife. They lived in Westford. 


Eleazab RiCHAfiDsosr^ (Samttelj* Jbsiah^* .Ezekiel^), youngest 
son of Samael* and Rachel (Howard) Richardson, of Chelms- 

His birth does not apnear on the Chelmsford records; bnt from 
a comparison of many dates on the town and connty records, it 
moat have taken place not £ir from 1720. The probate court ap- 

Einted him admmistraior of the estate "of his father, Sa;nuei 
chardson," May 20, 1754; and the inventory of said estate, 
dated Jane 10, 1754, represents liim as the only son, that is, the 
only son living. 

He married Ltdia Pecha^ bom Sept. 24, 1722, daughter of 
Benoni and Sarah Perham, of Chelmsford. 

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H« lived in Cheloutbrd. Hia will is dated Jane .21, 1778; 
proved Oct. 29, 1776* His wife, Lydia, survived hiou 

Their children, all bom in Chelmsford, were : 

LydUu* b. ^ay 10. 1740. I These are not mentioned in the fa- 
BacheL* b. June 14, 1751. ) ther's wiU, and probably died vonnis. 
Sarah,* b. Oct 4, 1753; m. Thomas Parker, of Reading, reb. 4, 

ins. . 

Samuel,* b. Sept. 14, 1756; m. first, Elizabeth Hildreth; second, 

Amjr Fletcher. 
OllTor/ b. March 17, 1750; m. Chloe Bancroft 
Hannah.* b. Feb. 17, 1761: m. Thadiieus Monroe, of Hillsboxw 

ough, X. H., Feb. 17, 1780. 
Maiv,* b. Aug. 14, 1705: m. May 20, 1703, Lieut Zebulon Blodget, 

of Dunstable, by Paricer Vamnm, justice of peace. In. the 

town record of marriage she is called Ji/orcy. 






Jjjas Richardson^ (Thomas^* Jamesy* JSsekid^)^ son of 
Thomas' and Uaonah (Colbum> Richardson, of Dracnt; bom in 
Draout, when it was part of Chelmsford, about 1686; mamed 

ilABY— •. 

Dracut became a separate town Feb. 26, 1701, after which they 
lived in Dracut 

Children : 

300. Mary,* b. April 9,1111. 

+301. James,* b. May 3, 1713: m. Molly Richardson, 1741.. 

- -302.. Philip,* b* Oct 1, 1715 ; m. Eleanor Wood, 1744. 

4-308. SaraJi,* U July 1, 1717; m. Zochariah Goodhue. 

+304. Thomas,* b. March '20, 1719; m. Hebecca Beed. 

308. Hannah,* b. Feb. 25. I'^O-l; ncTer married; a Tetsran school- 

dame as late as 1739; d. in Dracut, Dec 25, 1812, aged02years. 

306. John,* b. May 16, 1724. 

307. Elizaberli,* b. June 14. 1726; m. £phraim Bichardson [2121. 
306. Moses* b. June 22, 172S; d. in Pefiuun, 1755. 

309. Lucy,* b. Dec 16, 1733.. 


EzEKiEL RiCEABDSOX^ {TKomas^* Jamesy* ^ukiel^)^ brother 
of the preceding; bom in Dracut, at that time belooging co 
Chelmsrord, about 1690 ; married Mart — — . 

They lived in Dracut. Little is known of thenu 

Their children, bom in Dracut, were : 

Ezekiei,* b. Sept 24, 1714; m. Elisabeth Dltson; published Aug. 
25. 1756. 

Mary,* b. Feb. 14, 1717: d. Feb. 23. 1717. 

Edward.* b. Jan. 10, 171S-19; m. Sarah Blood. He died, intes- 
tate. Sept 1, 1740, and previous to 1752 the widow, Sarah, m. 
Israel Mead. 

Mary,* b. June 24, 1*^01 
The reconia state that Hannah, sister of Ezekiel Richardson, 

was supported by the town of Dracut in 1797. Doubtless of 

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It is also stared ttiat Capt Ezekiel Bichardson sold his fann to 
William Adams, Imsbana oc Elizabeth Richardson [2S0], and 
** moTed awAjV'' This must hare been about 1753* when Wil* 
liam Adams was married, and is likely to have wanted a fsirm, 
and when Ezekiel' Bichardson also was married and wanted a 
fkrm. How far he moved is not said, and we are left to conjec- 
tore. Perhaps onlr to Pelhamt the adjoining town; and the 
conjecture derires inobability from the fact tliat not very lon^ 

814 after we find an Ezekiel Richardson who died earl; in l«^20, in* 
testate, leavingr a widow, Marr, and several chudren* one of 
whom was Dorochr. a miiior, then over fourteen' years of age, 

31& whose brother Ezekiel was appointed to be her goudian, Deo. ^ 
1320; and she. about a year after or less, was married to James 
H. Currier, of Pelham. [Hillsboro' Prob. Rec., xzx. GSO; Txiii. 

we also find tbat Ezekiel Richardson, of Pelham, who war no 
doubt son of the other Ezekiel, and guardian as above stated, 
died, intestate, in ISCO, leavine a vri&w Sybil and a daughter 
SybiL [Hillsboro' Prob. Recn Izxx. 363.] 


.BEXXA.MTX RicBARDSON'^ {Thomasf James? Exekid'^)^ young- 
est son of Thomas * and Hannah ^Colbnrn) Richardson ; born in 
what TTas then Chelmsford, afterwards the town of Dmcut, March 

SO", 1696; married Erxccs ; perhaps Eunice ETodgdon. 

He lived in Groton, at that time adjoining Chelmsford. In 
1748^ in a deed to James Gonlon, he is said to be of Dunstable. 
He owned land, Jnne 4, 1758, in Dunstnble. The same year, 
1T58, we also find him in 2«o. 2, N. H., which means Rockingham, 
Vt, tben supposed to be in New Hampshire. It was near BeU 
lows. FallSi on Counecticnt River. 

'^ His chadren, recorded in Groton, were : 

310. lydia,* b. Aug: 9^ 1T31; m. John Boobly, of Litchfield, July.^*^ 

317. Sarah,* b. June 17, 1733: 
31S. Joseph,* b. Max^h 2, 1724-$. 
. 319. Dorotliy,* b. March 5. l72d-7; d. jonng. 

32a Jesse,* D. March -^y 1730. 
H-321. Benjamin,* b. March 1, 1731 ; m» first, Phebe BrintnaU; second, 

Ann BrintnaU. 
322. Dorothy,* b. Feb. 24, 1733; d. Toons, 
823. Dorothy,* b. Aujr. 30, 1734. 

324. Eunice,* b. March 30, 1737. 

325. Hannah,* b. Feb. 17, 1730; probably m. Solomon Wheat, of 

Westford, Oct. 31. 1709. (Butler's Hist, of Groton.] 
820, Seth Bichardson. of'* No. 2," died in 1757, leaving a wife. Sarah, 
327. who administered, and a joung daughter, Susannah, who died 

in 1750. Xo doubt a son of Benjamin. 

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Samuel^\ sou of liiith Richardson by her husbnnci jAines Bald- 
win* and great-cn'eat-gmndson both of Samuel Richardson ^ and 
of his brother EzekieT Richardson,^ \rho were among the founders 
of Wobarn ; born in "VTobuni, Jan. 10, 1744-5, old stvle; married, 
firsts July 9, 1772, Mart Fowle, dnucrhter of James iTowlc, Esq,* 
town clerk of Wobnm. She died Se^pt. 27, 1786. Second, 3Iay 
26, 1791, Maboauet Fotvxe (Jfargery, the record calls her), 
daughter of Josiah Fowle, of Woburn. Ho was son of 3Iajor 
John and Mary (Convers) Fowle, who was son of Capt. James 
and Mary (Richardson) Fowle. For Alary Richardson, see pos- 
terity of Samuel Richardson. 

Loammi Baldwin lived— where his ancestors had lived— at 
"Xew Bridge,** or North Woburn, and became very eminent. 
He was very diligent in his attendance on school. In the sum- 
mer of 1770, he was accustomed to walk, in company with his 
friend, Benjamin Thompson, ailerwards Count Ramforil,t to 

*Glipt Jamas Fowle, imcle of James in the test, bom in Wobarn^ ^larch 4, 
10S7. was chosen town clerk in 1701, and contiuned in tiuit office riU 1714. wliea 
be diad. His brotUer, Capt; John Fowle. immetliateiy sacceedeil, anil was 
town clerk till he diad, 17M. Jamea Fowle, soa of John, and nephew nf Capt. 
Jamaa» and father of 3Iarr Fowle in the test, was horn in Woburn. Julr lit, . 
1710; waa town clerk of wobnm from 174f» till his death in 177!^, tbirty.four 
jeazs. His son Jaue* succeeded him in ottice for eleven 3*ears more. Inl8U, 
Mianhall Fowle, son of this .^'^mes, wa^ cluMen town clerk, and held the oiiice 
till his death, 1833, niner^ ^rs. do tluic trom 1701 to 1833 Wobnm had a 

Fowla in the office of u» . 403 years». or mote than thne-foncths of the 

time. [8ewaU*s fiUit. of Wobnru, pp. 613, 611.] 

t T7nstintad commendation and honor have been lavished on Count I^umfonl 
ever since X can reuiemlier: bat a dark side to hia cliaracter and reputation 
slioakl not be ovarlot>ke«l. Dnrinjt the Eevolutionarr stmss^e, when rhe 
country was bleedins at every pore, he was a most iiialli;aant xoty, and a bit- 
ter foe to American frceilom. He was I>om in North Woburn, near the uieet- 
ing-house there. 3Urch 2G, 1733. After the second marriage of hU niorher, in 
Maieh, 17%, tlie family lived in a houae directly opposite the iSaldwin man- 

In the autumn of 1770, he tanjdit school at Concord, 2?. H.. then caileil Rum- 
ford. There he Tjecaine acquainteil with Mn. Siarah Itolfe, widow of Col. 
Benjamin Rolfe, one of the early settlers of Concord. The lady was much 
older than himself, and was very far from beio:; persooally attractive: but her 
htuband hail left her in pos.«eMion of a lanje pmperty, and probably without 
a spark of affection on either side she wa<» marrietl ro Thouip.'foa in 1772. This 
of coume raiM«l him In the world, and now he could look down on other peo- 
plt». Wen twortlu the Dyal governor, gave him a commisdon as major, wiuch 
of course waa not pleatiinsr ro the officers over whose heads he was so uuwor- 
thily promoted. Disaffection easily arose between him and them. To ;:er re- 
▼eijce, in 177-1, they spreml a report, easily lielieved in those days of siHpicion 
and doubt, tliat he favoretl the royal cause. There was certainly a very ea.vy 
"^7 to remove tliese doubts and to. put a stop to ihe^e Insinuaiions, namely, 
tn coiue out boldly and ileciiltnily, a:» 4Ud liis friend Baldwin, on the biile of his 
country. Tliis did not suit hiixi f lie therefore joined the Iiritl>h army in B«>a* 
ton, ia October, 177J. When Boston was evacuated, in March, 177(>, General 

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Cambri<I^e— t,welve nules at least — ^to nttend the lectures of Pro* 
ttnor Wlnthrop on Natural aod Experimental Philosophv, for 
which liberty had been giren thenu After their return home, 
they were wont to uinke rude instniments for themselves, for 
illustration of the principles they had heard announced in those 

At the commencement of tlie war in 1775, then at the age of 
thirty, he enlisted in the Patriot army, in a regiment commanded 
by Colonel Samuel Gerrish. On the seventeenth of June, the 
day of Bunker Hill, he was lieutenant colonel in that regiment ; 
but for some reason,* the regiment, though ordered to the scene 
of action, advanced no nearer than just outside the isthmus of 
Cliarlcstown. This neglect has always been imputed to the cow- 
ardice of CoL Gerrish. He was tried by a court-martial, found 
guilty of misbehavior^ and dismissed from the service. In August 
of that yeaf, Loammi Baldwin was placed at the head of that 
rudment as its colonel. 

Till the end of 1775, Col. Baldwin remained with his regiment 
near Boston. In April, 1776, he followed Washington to Xew 
York, and was with him in the retreat through New Jersey. On 
the memorable night of Dec. 25, 1776, when,"in an extremely vio- 
lent and cold storm of snow and hail, Washington crossed the 
Delaware to Trenton, and the next morning captured, one thou- 
sand Hessian troops, Col. Baldwin and his men took part in this 
glorious enterprise. In 1777, he was honorably discharged from 
the army on account of ill health. 

After this, bis fellow-citizens, highly appreciating his capacity 
for business* often elected him to office and placed him on impor- 
tant committees. Of these committees he was generally 'the 
chairman. In 1778 and 1779, and again in 1800 and the tour fol* 

Howe sent hini to Ensiaud irith ilispatelMS for the royal goTemiaenr. Bj* 
the roioisten he was roiy wannir rec«ired; a comniinsioQ in the British annr 

gren hiiii, and he was aant hack to America to couituaml a regiiuent of tore^i 
the British service. The tr*ries, at every one icnows, were more bitter ated 
moreemel. br far, against all who fonghtfor tlieir coantrr than the regular 
troops, and eren than the ImUans. Ditringr the latter i>art of the war, TLomp- 
son* with his commaud, wa<t stationed at Huntinston, en Lons I^Iand^ and 
omitted nothing in his power to dlitress the patriotic inhabiunts and to wonnd 
and hazTOw np their feeUn^s. Even so late in the stmi^^ie as 1782, when the 
Uberties of America were secured br the capture of Cornwallis at Yorksown. 
these annoyances were con:tnu«xt Take tlie following as a specimen: 

There was a Congregational Church in Hnntinij^on, of whicii Bev. Ebeneaer 
Piime was pa;»tor from 1710 ro 177U. He died aliout Oct. 1, 177D, and was burieil 
in the old cemetery there. Some rime after this. Col. Thompson [the futtkre 
Count Ramfopll pitched his marqut at the heail of 31r. Prime s grave, in order, 
as he saiiL rltat oe might !i<ive the pleasure of treading under foot the "* old 
rebel," as he caUeil 1dm, every tiuie he went in or out. HJs troops to«>k up 
tlieir quarters in the same ;aave-yaxd, the graves being levelled, and the 
grave-stones um«1 for huiUUog their xlre-places and ovens. The seats in the 
house of God were torn up, aud the buiidmg made a military depot. See this 
aod mnch Wfrt of the same sort in irprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, 

Soch a man was Benjamin Thompson, Count Bumford! 

«The reason aMdgned wait the incessant caunoiuule from the Glasgow frig- 
ate, the Cerberus, the Symmetry, and several doating batteries, across the 
isthmus of Chaxlestown. 

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posTEnrcr of ezekiel BicHAJou>so>r. 71 

lowinff yean, he represeated Wobarn in the General Conrt In 
1780, ne was appointed hi^ sheriff of i^ficldlesex Coantv. Ho 
was representative of his district in Congress in 1794 and 1796. 
From his knowledge of mathematics^ he was chosen a member of 
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, incorporated 1780. 

In the construction of the Middlesex canal, conneotins the 
Merrimack River, at Chelmsford, \vith the tide-water of Mystic 
Riveiv near Boston, he took a leading part. He was. one of the 
proprietors incorporated for the work, June 22, 1793 ; was con* 
stantly with the workmen employed upon it, overseeing and di- 
recting it, and had the happiness of seeing it become navigable in 
1808. During some years this canal was a great public benefit; 
but in 1885 the Boston and Lowell railroad was constructed, and 
about 1852 the canal was filled up.* 

To him the oommuniiy are indebted for the introduction to 
public notice and the successful cultivation of that choice vegeta- 
ble, the Baldwin apple. The stoiy is given in Rev. Samuel Sew- 
alFs History of Wobum, p. S88 ; it was also stated to me by Col. 
Baldwin's youngest son, George Rnmford Baldwin, in a visit I 
made to his house in Augtist^ 1858. Mr. Brooks, in his History 
of Medford, pp. 19, 20, has fiUen into some mistakes. 

Col. Baldwm happened to be one day in AYilmington — 'Mr. 
Sewall says, sur%'e}-ing Uind— -about a mile or a little more from 
the Wobum line, and pcrhafM the same distance from the line of 
Burlington. He observed that a certain tree. on the land of 
I James^utters, near where be stood, attracted the woodpeckers, 
who were continually resorting to it. Curiosity led him to visit 
the tree to ascertain the caase, and finding under its branches 
apples of an excellent flavot^ he took from it scions to graft into 
stocks of his own. Other persons in that ncinity, induced by his 
example or advice, grafted trees of their own with scions from 
the same stock. And subsef|uently, whenever CoL Baldwin at- 
tended court, or went into diflferent parts of the county as high 
sheriff he was accustomed U> carry scions of this variety with 
him, so that this species of fivit became extensively known and 
cultivated: This reference to Col. Baldwin's business indicates 
that the *^ Baldwin apple " dates back to a time not fiir from 1780. 
The original tree was uprooted in the remarkable ^ September 
gale,« 1815. 

CoL Loammi Baldwin died Oct. 20, 1807, aged 62. His second 
wife, Margaret, died Aug. 8, 1799.t 

^Thli canal vas st the time re^sdeil with much favor, bat it coat a great 
•leal uf moner. One LuiiUreiL aabttf^siuenU were made between Jan. 1, 1791 
auil dept 1, idlT, the whole amouai beiosr .^l,16l/i00,or $l,4J3/i5 on each sliare. 
The dm tUTidend was not deciarad tiU Feb. 1, 1810. From that time it yieid- 
e<l aa inciime of leas than one anda ludf per cent per aunnm. The conMCnic- 
ti«*o of the Kosf>& and LoweU railRMal, la^a, utterly mined its bnaineM, and 
m nan itt charter vrttA sunendered and tlie canal sold by auction. 

t She ia calletl J/or^ery in the ramrrt Her tme name was Margaret; this 
name Mr. aewall giVes her in his Hist, of Wobum, p. 38i>. 


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HU cbtldrent by first wife, Maiy, were : 

828. Gyros (Baldwin), 1>. Jane 2% 1773; many years ajj^nt of the 
Middlesex Canal Company; residins^ at the head of the canal 
in ClielmsfbnL 

Z29. Marr (Baldwin), h. April 34, 1773 ; d. of scarlatiAa, May IX 177G, 
when her f atiier was absent in the war. 
+380. Benjamin Fcankiin (Baldwin), b. Dee. 15, 1T77; m. Mary C. 

+831. Loammi (Baldwin), b. May 16, 17S0; m. Catharine WilUams. 

332. James Fowls ( Baldwin), b. April 20, 17S2 ; a merchant in Boston ; 
State senator tor the connty of Suffolk; one of the commis- 
sioners for introdncins cochitaate water into Boston; d. after 
a Tery short illness, May 20, ld»i2. 

By second wife, Margaret : 

838. (}larissa(Baldwin)«b. Dec. 31. 1701; m. Jan. 20, 1S12, Thomas 
Brewster CooUdse, of Hallowell^ Me., brother of Mary C. 
Coolidge, wife of Benjamin F. Baldwin, above named. 

9ZL George Rnmford (Baldwin), b. Jan. 20, Vt^B; an eminent civil 
engineer; owner and occupant of the origiiuil farm of lus an- 
cestors and the spacious mansion of his father, at **>rew 
Bridge," North TTobum. 


Edwasd Ricrabdso^t* (TheopAUus^* Eukid^ Thecphilw^^ 
JFreWe/*), sonof TLeophilns^and Ruth (Swan) Richardson, of 
TVobum ; bom there, alareli 17, 1715-16 ; married, Sept. 9, 1747, 
Abigail CHErsBT, bnptixe<l May 19, 1728, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Ruth Chenery, of Waterto-wn, 

Ho was a tailor by trade. At the time of his marriage he was 
siud to be of Charie'stown, but his two oldest children were born 
in Wobum, at least their births are recorded there. After mar- 
riage, or from 1764 to 1771, he was an innkeeper at Wntertown. 
He occupied the house at the junction of Belmont and Mount 
Auburn Streets, since kntiwn as Bird's Hotel. It is said that the 
house Is now standing and occupied by Joseph Bird, jr. Ho 
afterwards resided in llincoln, near Watertown and once a part 
of it. 

- He died in Lincoln, in 1707, aged 80. His will, dated 1785, 
proved June 14, 1797, designates him as ^innliokler of Water- 
town,'* and leaves his property to wife, Abigail, and the children. 
The widow Abigail died u Lincoln, Aug. 25, 1814, aged 87. 

The children of Edward and Abigail Richardson were: 

+335. Edward,* \ twins. U in Wobum, ) m. Ann Wilson. 

+«». Moses,* f F«b. as, 1747-8; (m. Muiam . 

•^r^S^i. Kuth,^ b. Xov. 2!i, 17-13; m. Ephraim Weston, ot Lincohi. 
+33a Bichard,*b. Septus. 1751; m. first, Meliitable Smith; second, 

Elizabeth Wyman Park. 
-f-3a9. Peter,* b. Dec. 1, 171^^: m. Lydia Drooks, of Lincoln. 
-|.«40. AbigaiUb. May 1. 17iii; m. Oliver Brown. 
4-311. John,* b. July 16, 175S; m. first, Anna Bemis; second, Hannah 


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842. £benez«r,«b. July 121760. 
-I-U3. Saraht^ b. June 0, 1703; m. Enoch WeUingtoiL 
UL WillUun.^ b. Oct. 5, 1705 ; it is said he went *' West " when jomz. 
MS. Elizabeth.* b. Xot. 2, 1707; m. — — Wood» a merchant ot Con- 

cord, y, H. 
UA. Lncy/ b. Dec 20, 1709; m. John Park, of Framingham^ Xor. 20, 

347. AIafT,« b. Aug. 0, 1772; m. April 5, 1705, Xehemiah ^Toods^ jn, 

of Hollis, N. H. It is said she— Mrs. Mary Woods->has a 

daufffater, Mrs. Mary Jewell, of Harerlull, who has a record of 

this family. 


Moses Ricbluidson'* (TheopMlui^* Eukid^* Theophilus^* Eze- 
ki€l^\ brother of the preceding; bom in Wobnm, April 8, 1722; 
married ^Iart PnE^mss,* bom Octr 19, 1729, daughter of Henry 
and Catharine (Fitch) Prentiss, of Cambridge.* 

Moses Richardson lived in Cambridge, doubtless in West Cam- 
bridge, noTT Ariington. He was one of six Cambridge men, who 
were killed by the British troops^ on the afternoon of Lexington 
fight, April 19, 1775, on their flight from Concord. [See Hud* 
son's History of Lexington.] Three at least of those six men 
were non-combatants, and were killed by the British regulars in 
sheer wantonness and spite. Those troops, under the command 
of Colonel Smith, about eight hundred in number, bad gone up 
to Concord to bring away or destroy military stores de]>osited 
there« Finding the countrr alarmed, they set oat, eariy in the 
afternoon, on their return' to Boston* At every step of their 
progress they found the ^minnte men'* collected firom many 
towns to oppose them. Their retreat was hasty, and soon became 
no better than a flight. Losing many of their number, they be- 
came exasperated, and on their passage through West Cambridge 
they conducted like savages. The Provincial Congress of 3Lissa- 
chusetts, bjr a committee appointed for the purpose, April 22, 
drew up a narrative of the transactions of the day, founded on 
deporitions taken on the spot. It says : ^ A great number of 
houses on- the road were plundered and rendered unfit for use ; 
several houses were burned; women in child-bed were driven by 
the soldiery, naked^ into the streets ; old men peaceably in their 
houses were shot dead.'* Of these old men Moses Richardson 
was one. He was now fiftj'-three years of age, and therefore too 
old to be found with arms in his hands. 

•£reor7PreDtijis,«ber father, died in Caiiihridse, Anff. 23, 1787, ai^ed 82. 
'^""'nsr the p«ople of tlia town be was known as *• Doctor Touch. " He was 
w>n of Thomas,' who was son of Solomon,* who was soo of Thomas Prentiss, i^ 
wi:o was \iom in £ii;;laail. and aeRl«il in Cambridge before 1«M0. The Preutiis 
lait^Uy hare been noteii for taleut and influenee. [See Prentiss Genealoi^y.] 

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Dr. Nathaniel Shepherd Prentiss,* who was bom in Cambridge^ 
ia 1T66, and lived there till he was twenty yean of aee, remem* 
bered to have seen ^Ir. Richardson's body with a l>alIet^ole 
through his head* Prentiss was then nine years of age. He was 
ft distant relative of Richardson's wife, and a very excellent man* 
He practiced medicine in Roxbury ; lived .there more than fifty 
years, and was town clerk over thirtv years, having the confidence 
not only of the town's people but o{ the public ^enerallv. 

Moses Richardson len no will, but adminbtration of bis estate 
was made in 1779. By the Middlesex Probate Record it appears 
that his wife Mary survived him, and that their children livme in 
1779 were as follows. The widow Mary died in Cambridge, 1312. 




Children in 1779: 

Mary,* b. about 1730; m. William Russell, Jan. 10, 1TI2. 
Catharine,* m. «— Smith. 
Ellas,* b. 1760: m. Mary Rand. 
Raham,* b. 1762; m; Mary Prentiss. 
Elizabeth.* She was orerfourtsen in 1703. 


Tbeophzltts RiCHjLBDSoar* {Esekid^^ EzMelf ThecpMlui^* 
JEkeki€l% eldest son of Ezekiel* and Lydia (Ocldngton) Rich* 
ardson; bom in Wobum, Jan. 26, 1718*19; married Haxstah 
Ghzckebt^g, at Needhamt Feb. 1« 1789«40. 

They lired in Xeedham. Further information is wanting. 

Their children, as ftr as is known, were : 

888. Abilah/b. 1741; d. young. 
-f854. Theophilusy* m. fics^ Joanna Skinner; second, Sarah '^-^ 
855. Ebeneaer.* 


EzsjL RicHABDSOsr * {Johfiy^ Johfif* TheopAitus^^ Ikektel^)^ son 
of John* and Abigail (Swan) Richardson, of Wobum; bom 
there, June 18, 1721 ; married Lots . 

He was a <* cordwainer ; ** lived and died in Lincoln. He died 
in 1787. His widow Love was appointed administratrix March 

* Dr. Prftiitlss tanj^fat an academr in Rosbnrr in 1.^01— 'On excellent teacher. 
Samuel XeweU. the uiK^MODarv, wae one of hln piipils, and was tttte<l for col- 
lege by him. Mr. Jewell ever after re]ianie<l hint a» his jo^ateNC earthir ben- 
efactoc Ta a lener wrineu at Serampore. Ben^l, JiUr 14. 1812, 3Ir. Xewell 
lays to him: **The encouracement anil friendiy aiil \rhich I received from 
you, omier the providence of God, 4:avc a new torn to all tlic su(.*<:eecUnz 
•ventK of m V life. To you it ia owing chat I am now % minister of Chnst in 
heathen lands, and not a day laliorer in America." Or. Prentiss was a mem* 
her of the House of Bepres^sntatlves of MasHAchusetts in 18l*J; and chairman of 
the oommictee to whom vn^ referzM the bill for the incorporation of rhe 
▲meriean Boanl of CnmmiHAioners for Foreisrn Missions, and to Ids exertions, 
in part, is due tlie passace of that important bill. Dr. Prentiss lived tc an ad- 

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14^ 1787. She made her will Jan. 10, 1798, proved 1798, giving 
her property to Leonard Parker and Abigail Oliver. 

Children : 

856. Abigail « b. ^lay SO. 1730: m. OmW. 

357. Loye,^ m. Leonard Parieer, prior to 1703, as we infer from her 
mother s will. 


Ja8H£& RicHAnnsox* («7b/in/ John^* TheophiluSy* Esekiel^)^ 
son of Jobn^ and Abigail (S\ran) Richardson, of Wobum; bom 
there, Dec. 8, 1724; married, 1750, Ltdia Atwood, of Wobum; 
published Au<^. 9, 1750. 

He was a ^ husbandman." He removed from Lincoln, where 
his brother Ezra lived, to Watertown, and afterwards removed to 
Mason, N. H., where he died, intestate, in 1774. His inventory 
includes fiftv acres of land in Mason, appraised at £45, lawful 
money. [Ilillsboro' Prob. Rec, iii. 375.] 

EBs cliildren, as fiir as known, were: 

858. John.* 

859. Stephen.* 


Abuah RTCHABi>S02r* (Johriy* Jokn^^ Th€ophiIu$^ Hekiel^ 
brother of the preceding; bom in Wobura, Jan. 22, 1780-1; 
married, first, in iincoln, April 25, 1759, Sacab Stewart, 'bom 
March. 18, 1788, dausrhter of John and Hephzibah (Hastings) 
Stewart, formerly of ^Valtham, then of Lincoln. She died Feb. 
28, 1766. Second, Mabt Lattbskce; married June 25, 1766. 

He lived for a time in Weston ; afterwards in Lincoln, and died 
there, intestate, Aug. 1, 1772. 

Children by first wife, Sarah : 
361. Hephzibah,* b. Ang. 23, 1761. 

By second wife, Mary : 

363. Karr,* b. Jan. 2, 1768. 
368. Sarah,* b. Sept. 1, 1772. 


JostAR RicHARDS02r» (Jo^aA,* Johnf TAeopAilus,^ EzekUl^), 
son of Josiah * and Phcbe Richardson, of Dunstable, if. H.; bom 
there, Sept. 2S, 1729 ; married Lucr . 

I suppose he was bom in that part of Dunstable which after* 
wanls became the town of Litchfield, on the east side of the 
Merrimack River. He certainly lived and died there. He was 
uving there in 1803. 

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Records of Flillsboroagh Co., vol. xiu p. 171, disclose two sons : 

44MKL Josiah.* 
aoa JoDftthaiit* d. intestate, in 1S03; his brother Josiah adsuaistrft- 


Natrax RiCH.utDS03f*(iVa^Aan/«7bA/i/ Theoph%lu8y* Exehid^)^ 
son of Dea. N^athan ** and Esther (Peirce) Richardson, of Wo- 
bnm; born there, April 21, 1725 ; married Hast Psisce, bom in 
Wobam, June 24, 1730, daughter of James and Phebo Peirce. 
They were published July 7, 1750. 

He lived m Wobnm ; served some time as a soldier in the 

Satriot army previous to January, 1777 ; was selectman 17S0, and 
led Sept. 21, 1817, aged 92 years, 5 months. The wife Mary 
died Jan. 11, 1773. 

Children : 

Abel,* b. Jan. 13, 1750-1 ; m. Ann Tufts, of MedfonL 

yathan^'h. 17.VS; m. Lydia Whittemore.. 
800. Mary,« b. Jan. 24. 1755; d. Oct 10, 1759. 
37a Maiy,« b. Apca 10^ 1701; oL Dec S. 1702. 


JoBN RicHASDSOx' {Nathan^^ John,* Theovhilus,^ EukUl^ 
hal£4>rother of tlie preceding, and son of Den. Nathan ^ and Tab- 
itha (Kendall) Richardson; bom in Wobum, ITeb. 5, 1731-2; 
married Hastxah Rxchabdsox^ [1912], bom Sept. 23, 1739, 
dauffhter of Major JosepK^ and ilartha (Wyman) Richardson, 
of Wobum. Their ** intentions of marriage'* were entered with 
the town clerk Doc. 7, 1753. 

He spent his life in Wobum, and died there, Aug. 8, 1785. 
Ilannali, his widow, died there, Feb. 2, 1798. 

Their children, all bom in Wobum, were : 

871. Hannah,* b. July 10, 1757 ; d. Oct. 16, 1757. 

872. John.** b. Aug. 28. 1750. 
8T3. 31attbew,< h. Sept. 2S, 1701. 
874. Xathan,* b. .Tune 12. 17&4. 

+875. Josiah,* b. Dec 24, 1766; m. first, Abigail Richardson [8218]; 
second, Susanna — . 
ZlfL Jts»t^* b. June 29. 1770. 

877. Xabby.* b. July 18, 1772. 

878. Aaron,* b. Aug. 21, 1776. 


Aicos RxcHABDSOX* (Nathan^^ Jb/ui,* Theophilus,^ Ezekid^), 
brother of the preceding; bom in Wobum, Nor, 6, 1733; mar- 
ried, April 15, 1762, his second cousin, B£Tiiiah RxccAaDsox,' 

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born Jan. 5, 17S8-9, dangfater of Aaron ^ and Bethiali Richardson, 
of Wobum riTtil. 

They Uvea in \Voburn. He w^aa a soldier in the expedition 
under Abercroinbie asrainst Ticonderogn, from May to October, 
1T58. He died in 1769 or 1770. ; w 

His children were : ^J^'' 

370. Bethiah.* b. Sept. 5. 17(»: d. Oct 15, 17<». "^ " 

S80i Amos/b. Aa^. 1$. 1764: m. Polly PooU of Beading, AprU 2S, 
1702. In the record of the in«ml age ho U said to be of Lynn- 
field. Ho died in Pembroke, 1707. • j 

3S1. Aaron,* b. March S. 1706. 

8S2. Bethiah,« b. Nov. M707. 

388. Mary,* [tirins, born 

3Si. LydIa,Myov.5, 1709. 


JoTHAi^r RiCBJLSDsox* (iVTifAa/i,* John^ TheophiluSj^ £zekiel% 
brother of the preceding, and youngest son of Den. Nathan Ktch* 
ardson; bom in Wobum, Oct.* 28, 1785; married, Dec 18, 1759, 
Phxbe WniTTEMOSB, of Maldcu. 

He lived in Wobarn, and die«l there in 1771. 

The ^doir Phebe married, Feb. 10, 1772, James Atwood, a 
shoemaker. They removed to Templeton, Mass. 

Children of Jotham and Pliebe Richardson, bora in Wobum : 

8Sa. Jotham,* b. Oct IS. 1764. 

4-886L Daniel,*'b. Sept. 27. 1706; nu Nancy Closson. 

4-387. Bichard.* b. Feb. 27. 1760; m. Sally Bowles. 

388L Phebe,* b. July 7, l47U 


Lieut. Jonatrax Richasdsox^ (Jonah^^ Joniah^^ Jo$iahj* 
£zeAn>P), second son of Capt.-Jostah^and Lvdia Richanlson, of 
Draont; bom there, Dec. 19, 1720; married, bee. 4, 1746, Lacr 
Clask, bom in Chelmsford, Xov. 10, 1721, daughter of Jonas and 
Elizabeth Cterk, of Chelmsford. 

Helived in Dracnt; was a fanner and a man of note; vms 
often employed in public business; was one. of the board of se- 
lectmen 175*6, 1757, 1758, 1764, and 1765. 

He died, intestate, in Dracut, Feb. 18, 1768, aged 47. His 
widow Lucy died Oct. 24, 17 lO. A division of the property was 
made to the heirs April 0, 1773. His son Jonathan was a minor, 
and at his request his grandfather, Josiah Richardson, and Abra- 
ham Colbnm, the husband of his Aunt Illercy, were appointed 
his guardians. The same per§ons were made guardians of his 
brother, Henchman Richardson. 

The children of Jonathan and Lucy (Clark) Richardson were : 

^. Lucy,* b. Aug. 14, 1747: d. Nov. 2*, 1753. 
•n«0. Jonathan,* b. Oct. t;. 1743: d. ^larch 25, 1749. 
+301. Jonas,* b. Dec ID, 1750; m. Dolly Jones. 

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392: ^tayf b. Jane 4. 1753 ; m. John Patten before 1777. 

, ,. , , ^ brother Josiah to 

Weston, Windsor Co., Tt, about 1790, and there m. David 
Azdale Dniiy, of that place. 
+3ML Josiahy* b. Xot. a, 1764; nu Sarah Poven. 

( 212. 

EpRSAni RiCHABDSO^r* (Jonah,* Josiah,^ Josiah^^ Ezekid'^)^ 
brother of tlie precedins:; bom in Dmcut, Sept. 12, 1722 ; mar- 
ried, 1745 (published Feb. 2S, 1745), Eliza&eth Ricbabbsox* 
£807], bom June 14, 1726, daughter of James' and 3Iary RlchanU 
son, of Dracnt. 

He Ihed and died in Dracut. He was constable 1767, 1768; 
surveyor of highways, 1768. 

Hb will, dated Augj. 5, 1788, was proved Sept. 21, 1784. Of 
coarse he died in the interval. 

His children were : 

+307. Ephraim.*b. Dec. 27, 1745; m. flzst, Eleanor Richardson; sec- 
ond. MaiT Cheever. 
388. Samuel « b. Jan. 12. 1747-8; d. March 24, 1740. 
300. Elizabeth,^ b. March 15, 174»^5a 

400. Ljdta,''b. Jan. 2, 1755; m. Samuel Meais, jr., of Dracut; pub- 
lished Jan. 5, 17S2. 


! Haxxah RiCHARDSO^r* (cTbtfiaV Josiahy* Jbsiahy* JSseitel^)^ 
sister of tlie preceding; bora in Dracnt, Dec 25, 1725; married, 
first, Jo3HX7A CoLBUS^r, of Dracut; published Sept. 12, 1747. 
He was bora iu Dracnt, Aug. 13, 172S, son of John and Sarah 
(Richardson) CoUmra, of Dracut. [See 118.] Sarah, his mother, 
was daughter of John and Elizabeth (Farweil) Richardson, and 
therefore cousin to Ilannali Richardson's father. Joshua Colbura 
died Jan. 25, 1765. 

Her second husband was Elijah Hildreth [204], bora in Drdcnt, 
May 28, 1728, son of 3Iajor Ephraim and Mercy (Richardson) Hil- 
dreth, and like the first husband, cousin to her tather. They 
were published June 1, 1765. He died May 14, 1814. 

She is mentioned in her father's will as Hannah Hildreth. 

Her children, all bora in Dracut, all by first husband, were : 

401. Hannah (Colburu ) , b. May 15, 174S. 

402. Uriah iColbui-n;. b. July 16, 1750; m. 1775 (published July S, 

1775) Sarah 3Iem!l, of HaverhilL His ;^ndfather, Capt Jo- 
siah Rlcharrlson. made him one of the executors of his vrilL** 
408. Joshua (Colbura), b. Dec 1(5, 1752; d. young. 

• Colbturn and Cobr.m an coovetnible names. In the will of C2q)t Josiah 
Bichard^B his grandson Criali is called CoOum, bas Che orne name was Col' 

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401. Sanh(Colbiini),I>.Feb.2S, 173.5. 

40S. Bridget (Colburn). b. May 15, 1757. 

400. Jothoa (Colbnrn); b. Feb. fO, 1761: <L JaxL 23, 1705. 

407. EUxabeth (Colbani), b. Sept. 2d, 17(53; d. Jan. Id, 176S. 


Mosxs RicfiABDSo:? * (JbiiaA,* Josiah,* JbsiaA,^ JEtekiei^)^ 
brother of the prece<]iQe» and son of Capt. Josiah^ and Lydia 
lUchardaonf of Dracitt; oorn there, June 12, 1728; married, ^rst, 
Klizabeth Colbxtrx, of Dracttt ; publisihed May 16, 1752. She 
was bom in Dracut, June 24, 1724, daughter of Josiah and Sarah 
Colbam. Second, Jan. 5, 1770,. Esther Cabeex, as p*er town 
record; EzsKnr, as per county record. 

They passed their lives in Dmcut. 

The chQdren of Moses and Elizabeth Richardson were: 

-HOa. Obadiah,* b. Jan. 4, 17.v3; m. Hannah Hildreth. 

Sarah,'* b. March 13, 17SiS; m. Henry Colbam. 

Samuel,** i>. March :k(. 17.>7; d. Jan. 28, 1765. 

Meroy,* b. Dec. 2S, 1700: m. her cousin, Jonathan Richardson. 
See SOS. 

Asa,* b. May 5. 1702: d. Jan. 27, 17C5. 

RacheUb. :>eDL 3, 170.5; m. Zcbulon Parker, of Chelmsford; 
published Aoril 17, 1702. 

£lizabech,<} b. Sov. 4, 1707. 

SomueL* b. about 17tiS (supposed); m. first, Anna Parker; sec- 
ond, Tamar Cobum. 






Datid RiCHABDSO^r^ (Jbnah^* Jo$iah^^ JostaA^* Eukitl^)y 
brother of the preceding, and son of Capt. Josiah ^ and Lydia 
Richardson, of Dracut ; bora in Dracut, June 5, 1731 ; marricil 
EuzABETH CoLBiTBN [25^], bom April 17, 1732, daughter of 
Sainnel and 3Iary (Richardson) Colbum, of Dracut. She was a 
cousin to his Either. They were published Jan. 5, 1754. 

lie lived in Dracut ; was a constiible, 1756. He owned and 
operated a ferry across Men-imack River, between Dracut and 
what is now the city of Lowell. 

Fie died, intestate, June 6, 1773, ai^ed 42. Administnttion on 
his estate was granted to bis son Reuben, June 27, 1785. Why 
so long delayed does not appear. His widow Elizabeth was livint^ 
in 1788, and had her thirds. Value of his real estate, £320. 

Children of David and Elizabeth Richardson : 

410. Darid.« b. Sept 15, 1754; linnjf 173.5. 

417. Josiah,' b. Oct. 8, 175.>: d. April 13, 1760. 
+413. \Vmittm.4 b. >'ofr. 22. 17r>3: m. Susanna Hildreth. 17S5. 

410. Elizabeth.* b. March i:i. 1701; m. Jonathan Hamlet, 17SI. 
+420. Reuben,* b. March !(/, 176.'): m. first, Dolly CoLbum, 17^0; sec- 
ond. Deborah Butterfield, 1791: thinl. Sarah Colbam. 
+421. SamneL* b. Feb. 14, 1700; m. Prudence Wood, 17S>;>. 
+422. Thaddeus,* b. Jan. 14, 17*;"?; m. Polly Carrier, 1«»;L 

423. Mary,* b. Nov. ^ 1771; m. May JO, 1793, Zebulon Blod;*et, of 

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ZxcBABZAB RicuAROSOX* (ZacharioAj* JbsiaAj* JoHah^^ £ze- 
£M^), eldest sou of Cape ZacLariah^ nncl Sarah (Btitterfield) 
Richarrlson ; b. at Cheliustbrd, Feb. 19, 1721 ; married, first, Oct. 
9, 1733, Haxxah Blodoet, bom at Chelmstbnl, Jan. 7, 1731, 
dangliter of William and Elizabeth Blodget, of that place. She 
died March 10, 1754« aged, as the grarestoae says, 22 years, 1 
month, 20 da^'s, which is an error by more than a year, her true 
age^eing 23 years and 13 days. Second, Sjlsah tVASBEX, bom 
in Chelmsford*, July 30, 1733, daughter of Joseph and Tabitha 
Warren^ They u'ere married April 22, 173d, by Rer. Ebeneser 
Bridge, of Chelmsford. 

They passed life in Chelmsford. The husband died May 20, 
1773, ased 31 years, 2. months, 18 days. [Gravestone.] The 
widow barah died July 3, 1783, aged 32. [Gravestone.] 

Children by first wife, Hannah : 

424. Zachariahf^b. Feb.22, 1754; d. Sept 7, 1775,* aged 21. [GraTe- 
stone. I 

By second wife, Sarah : 

+423. IU>bert,«b.Feb.3,175a;m. Jane . 

420. Sarah,< b. Dec 29, 1757: d. Jan. 10. 1760. 

+427. Mercy,* b. Aug. 5, 1150; m. Capt Josiah Fletcher. 

42$. Joseph/ h. Feb. 11, 1701 ; Uving April 17, 1781. 

.^9. Sarah.* b. March 15. 1703; d. April 9. 1784. [6ra?e8tone.] 

430. Hannah/ b. Jan. 14, 1705; d. Feb. 19, 17S4 TGiavestone.] 

-HSL EUjah/ b. 1707; m. MoUy Howard. 

432. SybUt* b. June 19» 1770; unm. ; d. Deo. 12, 179S, aged 29. [Graved 
stone.] ' 


Bridget Ricbabdson* (Zachariah,^ Jo9iah^ Joiiah^ Eze* 
kid^)j sister of the preceding; bom in Chelmsford^ April 23, 
1726; tiiarried, 1746, Tiicotht Fixtcheb,* bom in Westtbrd— 
then the westerly part of Chelmsford — April 12, 1719, third son 
of Capt. Joseph^ and Sarah (Adams) Fletcher, of that place. 

Tliey spent their lives in Wcstford, and all their childi-en were 
bora there. She was a woman of distinguished piety and the 
author of a small volume of hymns, which were published by her 
son, Rev. Elijah Fletcher, in 1774. 

Mrs. Bridget Fletcher died June 8, 1770, in her forty-fifth year. 
She was grandmother of Grace Fletcher, the fin»t wife of that 
unequallc<i statesman, Daniel \Veb:ster. 

Mr. Fletcher's second wife was Huldah Putnam, said to have 
been a sii^ter of General Putnam. She died Aug. 21, 1777, aged 
60. Ilis third wife was Hannah Proctor, a sister of Dr. Charles 
Proctor, of Westford, who married Edea Carver, daughter of 
Benjamin Carver, a descendant of Robert Carver, l}orn m Eng- 
lanJ, lSd4; came to Marshfield, in Plymouth Colony, 1688; died 

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' posTEnmr OF ezeeiel richaedson. 81 

1680; believed to be a brother of Jolm Carver, the first governor 
of Plymouth Colony. 

Mn Timothy Fletcher died April 15, 1786, aged 67. [Grave^ 

His children by Bridget Richardson were : 

4488. Elijah (Fletcher), b. June S, 1747: m. Bebecca Chamberlain. 
+481. Joeiah (Fletcher), b. Oct. 19, 1749; m. ^. 

439. Bridget (Fletcher), b. July 14, 1751; d. young. 

436. Lucy (Fletcher), b. Aug. 30, 17». 

487. Bridget (Fletcher;, b. Aug. 12, 1760; m. Isaac Parker, Feb. 7, 
lia^ Their children were: Hannah, Grace (d. in infancy), 
Dmoc. B€t$ey, Xancy, John^ Sally, Tlmoihy Fletcher^ Abigail 
CfardMr, Emah Fletcher. For dates and fuller information, 
see Fletcher (TenealcMty. 

438. Jesse (Fletcher), b. Xor. U, 1762; m. Aug. 8, 17S2, Lucy ITeyes. 
b. in Westford, Nov. 15. 1765. He removed, in 1783, to Lud* 
low, Yt, of which town he and his brother Josiah were 
amonir the first settlers. He had fifteen children. For names 
and other particulars, see Fletcher (genealogy. 


Ltdll Richabdson' {2kiehariah^* JoBiahf Jo9iah^ JEztkitl^)^ 
nster of the preceding; bom in Chelmsford, May 17, 1729; mar- 
ried, Mav 21, 1761, Jacob CHA^tBEBLAn? ; married by Rev. Eben- 
ezer Bridge, of Chelmsford, She died May 31, 1773. 

Children, bom in Chelmsford : 

4881 Lydia (Chamberiainy* b. June 11, 1762; m. Joehna Sanndm, of 

BiUerica, March 14, 1788. 
44a Josei^ (Chamberlain), b. May 8, 1765 ;m.>Cai7 Parker, Dee. 22, 


Josiiic RicsABDsosr* (ZacAariaA^* Jo$iah* Jatiah^^ J^kid% 
sonof Capt. Zachariah^ and Sarah Richardson, and brother of 
the preceding; bora in Chelmsford, 3Iay 8, 1734; married, Dec. 
2, li61, Ltdia. Wabre^t, bom Jan. 1, 1739, daughter of Deacon 
Ephraim and Esther Warren, of Chelmsford, 

Thev lived in Chelmsford. They ^ owned the covenant,** as it 
was called, April 25, 1763. According to the custom of the time, 
this entitled them to baptism for their children. It was called 
the half covenant, because they who ** owned ^ it were not mem* 
bers of the church in full communion, and did not assume the full 
oblimttions of such a relation. 

The husband died April 15, 1801. The wife died Oct. 15, 
1822, aged 84. [Gravestones.] 

Chfldren : 

441. Paul,* b. June 14, 1702; ncn cnmpos meniU; living 1794. 
+442: Lydia,* b. Dec. 7, 1763; m. John Fanner, father of the A^rrxQUA- 
BT of that name. 

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OUre.* K June 7, 1705; d. April SS. 1700. 
JMiah,*b. Jan. 0. 1707; n. Sybil Ricliardton. 
Simeon/ b. Sept. 24, J 70S; supposed to have married Rhoda 
— — . They liad two daus^htem. one of whom m. — Catter^ 
and lived in West Cambridce. The other m. , and piob* 

ably settletl in ElUirorth, ^le. Simeon d. in Chelmsford, ISll. 
Esther/ b. Dec;. 10. 1770; d. Jan. 24, 17S7. 
Silas,* b. Deo. 27^ 1772; m. first, Lydia Maicy; second, Lncy 

Benoni/ b. ^Xay 27, 1775: d; Oct. 7, 1777. 
Zachariah,* b. Oct d, 1777; m. flrsc ■ ; second^ in Greene, 
Me., Hannah Coburn, daughter of Jesse Coburn. a Baptist 
deacon. He lired in Chelmsford, it is believed, till after the 
death of his first idfe. About 1$0(), he went to Greene, Me., 
and married again. About 1815, they removed to Ohio, resid- 
ing first in Cincinnati ; afterwards in Newport, Ky. 
Children by first wife: 
Pameia,^ b. Xov. 20, lf04; d. Feb. 27, 1797. 
Pam€la,' b. June 0, 17U8. 
Sally, ^ b. June 13, ISOa Other children were 

JiMu^'' and some others, who died young. All that lived 
went to Ohio with their parents. 



Asa RicHARDSox^ (Winiam^* Josiah^* Jbsiah^* :Ezeki4l^\ aon 
of Capt. William 'and Eliz.ibeth (Colbum) Richardson, of Pel- 
faamf r^. H.; bom there, Feb. 23, 1738 ; probably never married. 

He sold to Isauih IngaUs, of Andover, Mass., yeoman, a lot of 
land ^In a new toimsbip granted to Benjamin MulIIken and 
othen, now known by the name of Bridgeton, with the privilege 
of Toting as a proprietor,'' etc The conveyance is dated Nov. 
8, 1777. rCnmoenand Deeds, x. 515.1 

Asa Richardson, gent^ and Daniel Kichardson, gont^ both of 
Pelham, sold to Enoch Periey, of Brid^ton, Me^ land in Bridge- 
ton, Dec. 20, 1792. [Camberland Deeds, xx. 39.]] 

The above-named Asa and Daniel, together with Mary Butter- 
field, wife of Reuben Bntterfield, who are children of William 
Richardson, kite of Pelham, deceased, and Asa and James Bat- 
terfield, children of said Mary Bntterfield, sold to Isaiah Innlls, 
of Bridgeton, land in said Bndgeton, Feb. 7, 1794. [Cumberiand 
Deeds, xxi. 438.] 

As no wife is mentioned in either of these conveyances, proba- 
bly there was none. 


Capt. TixsiEL Richardson* ( William^* Jb9%€Lhf Jbsiahj^ Eze- 
kiel^)^ brother of the preceding, and youngest son of Cape. Wil- 
liam^ and Elizabeth (Colbam) RichaVd.son, of Pelham, tbnncrly 
a part of Dracnt; bom there, ^larch 11, 1749 ; married, Jan. 20, 
1778, Sabah MEBcaAKT, of Boston, bom 1748. 

He was prepareil to enter college, but instead of a college 
coarse settled, m 1773, on a farm in Pelham, part of which be- 

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longed to his father. In 17 Hj he encngecl in the military sen-ice 
of his oonntry; continued in it till liSO, and did not retara till 
the end of the three years. He iras in the battle of 3Ionnxouth, 
Jfane 23, 17TS. He also shared in the expedition of Greneral Sul- 
livan into the Indian conntry, in the summer of 1779, which ex* 
timded as far n-est as the Grenesee River. After hu return home 
he was captain ol' a military company in ^Tew Hampshire. 

For his military senrices he obtained a pension under the act 
of Congress passed in 1832. He died Alay 23, 1S88, aged 34. 

His children irere : 


WQIiam 3Ierchanr,* b. Jan. 4. 1774: m. Betser Smith. 

Samnel Mather,* b. Jan. 12, 1770; m. dist Abij^ail SpofTord ; sec- 
ond* Hannah H. Gieeley. 

Daniel,* b. Jan. 10, 17d3; m. first, ^Diry Adams; second, Hannah 
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Silas Rxcetardsost * (John^* Johny* Jo^iah^* JEzekid'^)^ eldest 
son of John^ and Esther Richardson, of Chelmsford; bom there, 
Aug. 21, 1734; married, Dec. 7, 1769, Ltdia Fletchee,* baptiz-^d 
Feb. 22, 1741, daughter of Capt. William Fletcher,* of Westford. 

He obtained t\ro-thirdsi of his father's real estate, partly by in- 
heritance and partly by settlement with the other heirs. ' He 
lived in Westford till jusc before his marriage, when he romoveil 
to New Ipswich, N. H. He bot^t about one hundred acres of 
land in Pownalborongh, 3Ie., on the westerly side of SheeoscoC 
Rirer, July 8, 1762. [Lincoln Co. Deeds, iii. 252.] 

His will is dated Aug. 12, 1774; proved April IS, 1775. Of 
course ha died in the intenrai, at the a^ of forty. He doscriboii 
himself as of .New Ipswich; maices wite Lydia and Charles Bar* 
rett executors. Wife Lydia to have all the household furniture 
which she brought to me at the time of our marriage. Brother 
John, *^if he returns home again,** to have some of the property, 
if the testator's children dia unmarried* [Hillsborough Probate 
Records, i. 88.] 

He had two children : 





^Esther Richabdsox^ (tTWV John^* Josiahj^ Ez€kid% sister 
^^ the prece«ling; l)om in Chelmsford, June 4, 1736; marriod, 
Jj"* 7» 1762, Stephex Spaldotg, born in Chelmsford, April 2«J, 
1*31, son of Lieut. John and Phebe Spnldtng, and brother o^l 
r l^^ Spalding, who married her second cousin^ Lucy,* daughter 
of Capt. Zachariah Richardson* [234]. 

Their place of residence was probably in Qielmsford. 

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Children : 

Aihbel (SpaldlDg), h. April 7, 1768. 
LoTi (Spafdine). 1>. Jiilr ^* 17U7. 
Stephen <Spamins), h, Aiiir. U^ 1772. 
Paccj (Spauliag), b. Oct 15, 1775. 


Elizabeth Richabdsox* {John,* John^ Jbs%ah^* Ezekiel'^\ 
sister of the preceding; born in Chelmsford, March 2, 1738; 
married, Feb. 23, 1758/^711X1^^ Adams, bom June 8, 1732, son 
of Benjamin ^ and Olive Adams, of Chelmsford.* 

The^ lired in Chelmsford, where the ancestors of both husband 
and wife settled abont 1654. Not f:ir from the time of their mar- 
riage they boueht the £irm of Capt. Ezekiel Richardson [134] in 
Dracnt. He died in Chelmsford, Oct. 20, 1766. 

Their children were : 


Solomon (Adams), b. Dec. 7, 175S; a Revolntianarr soldier. 
Benjamin (Adams), b. Dec. 5. 1760; m. Hannah Spalding» Jan. 
14, 1787. He was a colonel, probably in the militia. 
-H6d. TVniiam (Adams), b. April 13* 1762: m. Mary Roby. 
4<i7. Jonathan (Adams), b. Aog. 24, 1766; d. May 15, 1767. 


OuTE RxcHxsDSOX ^ (ITmry^^ John^* JaaiaA^* Eukid *), daugh- 
ter of Henry ^ and PrisciUa (Spalding) Richardson; born in 
Westford, April 24, 1742; married, July^'22, 1771, Abel Adams. 
They lived in Westibrd. 

•The Adams Fa^izlt of ChelmsfoitL 

Theie were as maoT as ttrentj men of the name of AnAsrs in rbe fiftt gen- 
efatloa ol2(ew En^^laad people. It is a rery common name in Old En^ami as 
weU as in this coantr?'. Tbe name bein? originally simnlj an ahbreriacion, 
an eqniralenr, for Affam*$ $or*, thii mar account for its trlde pravalence. The 
original emigrants to this country bearing tbis name do not seem co have been 

L Hzsrsr Adams came from Zns;Iand to this country in 1634, and settled in 
Braincree, abont eijxht miles from Boston. There is strong r^&'von to beliere 
that he came from Btalntree in Essex, Ensr- It ^ Icnown that his family ori^i- 
nateilla Wales, about six himdreil years ago. The original name was Ap 
Adanit equiralent to Adam's son, exchanced for Adams about 14:50. Henry 
Ailams settled in that part of Brain tn^. 3IaftS., which b now Quincy, incor- 
poratisd as a town Feb. 23, ITlri. He had eight sons, JSfenry, VwrnaM, Satmul, 
Jonathan^ P%t%r, John^ Joseph, Edward. 

XL Samxtzl Adams, the third son. bom in Eni^land, 1617, settled in Chelmso 
ford. 1654, where he died, Jan. 24, l(i88-(». His bD>ther Thomas also settled in 
CbftUsisforrl. These two brothers built mills at Pawtucket Falls, where is 
now Che city of LowelL Preriouslv to this, the people carried their grain n> 
Boston to \m ground by a wind-milL He hail fourteen children. 

IIL Joseph Adams, a son of his, paswd his life in CheimsfonL 

IV. Bexjamzx Adams, a son of the last named, also lived in Chelmsford. 
He was father of William Adauia, husband of Elizabeth Bichardson in the 

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Children : 

408. Jonai (Adams), b. Aug. 30. 1T72: d. Sept. 5y 1778. 

4aOL Abel ( AdJUM), 0. Aug. 16» 1776; su Kebecea Paxker, 2^ot. 29, 

470. Olive (Adams), b. Feb. 26, 17S0; m. Capt Abrabam Prescott,. 
Not. 13, ISOI. She died at Westford, of epilepsr and olil age, 
XoT. 2$, ISOO, aged S4>. 

471* Salathiel (Adams), b. MajSS. 17$2; m. first, Susannah Proctor, 
June 5, 1S04; second, Sarab Parker, Feb. 10, 1806; third, Bet- 
sey Chamberlain. Dec. IS, IS^l. 

472. Henrr (Adams), b. March 24, 17S4; m. Bebecca Byam, March 
IS, 1610. 

478. Jonas (Adams), b. June 5, 1780; d. July 26, 1806. 


Lttkb RicaARDSo:!r* (-S5>iry,* Johoj* Jo$iaV Hekiel^)^ brother 
of the preceding, and only son of Henry RichanlsoV <>£ West- 
ford; bom there, March 6, 1744; married Sarah Mistot, of 
Westford, Jan* 7, 1768. 

He lived in Westford. He appears to have been a Revolution* 
ary soldier. 

Children : 

474 John,«b. Oct23,1768;d. Jan.8,17e0. 
475b Betty,«b. July4, 1770. 
476. John,* b. Oct 25, 1772: 


Sascuzl Richasdsox* {EleataTj^ Samud^ Jo9iah^ IkekUl^)^ 
son of Eleazar ^ and Lrdia (Perham) Richardson, of Chelmsford ; 
bom there, Sept. 14, li56\ married, first, Elizabeth Hildreth, 
Haj 27, 1784. She died :^[arch IS, 1808. Second, Oct. 4, 1808, 
Amr Fletcher, bom Julv 27, 1731, daughter of Capt. Jonathan 
Fletcher, of Dunstable, llie Dunstable records have it that they 
were married Aug. 18, 1803. 

Her &ther, Capt. Fletcher, was six feet and throe inches in 
heieht, and weighed 240 pounds. He had a powerful intellect, 
and exercised much influence in the community. Amy was his 
eleventh child by the same wife, Lucy Taylor. 

Samuel Richardson lived in Westford. His farm, which he 
took in a state of nature and cleared it up with his own hands, is 
atuated in what is now known as Brooicside, in the northeast 
part of Westford, near the line which separates that town from 
Chelmsford. It is now, 1874, owned and occupied by his son-in- 
law, Levi T. Fletcher. 

He died there, Dec. 13, 1837, aged 81. His wife Amy — whose 
name is often incorrectly written, Jlma— died of old age", July 23, 
1872, aged 91. 

Samuel Richardson's children, all by second wife, were : 

+477. Amy,* b. June 16, 1805; m. April 15, 13^, Levi Thomas Fletch- 
er, son of Lyman and Louisa Fletcher, of Westford. 

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418. Saamel • b. Oct S, 1S06: m. Ollre Prescott, of Westford, Feb. 1. 
1830. He Uvtd in Westford: became insane; his wife ob- 
tained a dlTOTce, and is now, 1S74, the wife of CalTin Howard^ 
of Weifttford. Samuel became an inmate of Westford Alms 
House, and was killed in LoweU by the railroad oars, ^Xay S5, 
1S72. Only one child: 
47D. AmeliiL* 

48a Mary,* b. Aug. 8w 1806: nu Jan. 29, 1882, Stow Hfldreth, of 
Townsend. who died Feb. 12. 1S4^ She resides in Groton. 

481. Betsey,* b. May 11, 1810; m. John Sawyer Buck She died June, 


482. Lydia,« b. April 1* 1812 : m. Walter Wright 1841. He died Feb. 

28, 1871. She now resides in LowelL The inventory of his 
estate was 8720110; his wife^s part 815,000. 
488. Lucy Tavlor,* b. >Cay IS, 1814 ; d. of insanity, at Worcester, Sept 
1), 1873, aged 59 years, 3 months. 

484. Susan,* b. May 14, 1810; d. July 0, 1817. 

485. Sarah,* b. June 1^1818. 


OuTSR RiCHABDso:c* {JSleasar^* Satnudj* JbsiaAj* JS^kid^)^ 
brother of the preceding^ and son of Eleazar^ and Lydia Rich- 
ardson; born in Chelms&rd, March 17, 1759; married, March 31, 
1791, Chloe Bakckofi^ bom Nov. 8, 1768, daughter of CoL 
Ebenezer and Susanna (Fletcher) Bancroft, of Tyngsborough, 

He was a farmer, and lived in Chelmsford, on the old paternal 
estate. He died in 1816| in his fiftv^ighth year. His wife Chloe 
died Jan. 17, 1809, aged 40. 

Theirchildreiiy all bom in Chelmsford, were : 

486*. Susanna,* b. Jan.9^ 179S; m. Abel Fletoher. b. Aug. 20, 1780. 
son of Samson and Dorothy Fletcher, of Westford. She died 
Feb. laS; 18M. They had a son, 
487. (XicerJ2{cikarrfaon(netcher), b.Deo. 15, 1821. In 1^1, he 
was liring In Waltham. 
488. Charles,* b. July t», 170:); unm. ; d. Oct 28. 1878, aged 80. 
+480. Francis,'* b. March tf^ 1705: m. Mary Blodget 
4-400. Ebenezer,* b. 3rarck 1, 1700: m. Almira Keed. 
40L LucT,* b. Jan. 21, 1801; m. Oct 10, 1830, Jacob Chase, of West 
mchmond, X. T. 
+tf2L Bobert,* b. Jan. 22, 1804; m. Sybil Rider. 
48& Chloe,* b. Xov. H 1806 ; m. Dr. Royce, of Buffalo, X. T. 

*CoL Ebeneser Bancroft hi the text tros bom in old Dnnstable, the part 
now TVanboroafTh, April 1, 1138. He die«l Sept. 32, 1R27. He \ras a son of 
Lieut Tlniothir and £lizahe<li (Fartrell) Bnncroft, of that place. HL<« wife 
was Sunaana Fletcher, daiisifler of the excellent Deacon Joseph Fletcher, of 
DitDStable. Dea. Joi^eph was brother of Timothy Fleti:her, the liuiibaad of 
Bridget KichMnlson [2*jri]. £iizabech (Farwell) Bancroft, jnst mentioned as 
the mother of Col. £]«nezer vax a sister of Lieut. Josiah Farvvell, of Capt. 
Joan Lnveweirs company, Ui the it»(ht at ligwacket, May 8, iriS, when he 
waa mortally wonodtML 

CoL Bancroft was an ensica ta Capt. G<iffe\<i company in the French and In- 
dian war, 17S8. under tlioi^e famoiu partisan oftfcers, Roffera and Stark; waa a 
captain in Bridge's re^went m the battle of Bunker Hill; was a major in the 
rejiiment of CoL John Brook« tafterwnnU governor of Mas^achuMtta) in the 
battle of White Plain.'t, and was lieutenant colonel in Iihode Ltlanil, 1781. He 
wwi woundefl at Bunker HJU. His !«econii cbihi, Sitaanna. bom Mav 2ii, Kfin. 
die<l Jan. 8, Di.'n, wa^ the wtGrof the esteemed Bev. David Howe Willbton, of 
Tunbridge, Yt [Fletcher Geaealogy, p. t!41.] 

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Ja>ix8 RtCHABOSO^* {JomUy^ Thoma$^^ Jamuf JSitekid^)^ 
eldest son of James ^ and Mary Richardson^ of Dracnt; bom 
Uiere, Maj S, 1718 ; married Mart RicsaadsoXv 1741 ; the record 
unhandsomely styles her JfcBy. They were published Sept. 17, 

They lived in Pelham, N^H.» oat off from Dracut, by an order 
of the Privy Council of Eoj^and, in 1741. He died March 6» 
1763, aged 50. 

Hb will is dated April 7, 1761 ; it is on record at Exeter, N. H. 
The will mentions wife Mofly, his minor sons Abijah and Ezeldel, 
and daughters Molly, Olive, and Bridget,, and appoints his son 
James executor. 

His children were : 

+494. James,* b. June 17, 174S; m. Sarah Clark. 
-Ms. Abiiah,« b. Feb. 18, 1718; m. Judith Clark. 
40d. Moiiy,"^— her birth is not on record; m. Asa Stickney, Feb. 11, 

407. Olive,* b. Julv 7, 1754: m. Cyrus Hardv, April 6, 1774. 
486. Bridcet,* b. June SS, 1T58; m. Jacob Marsh. Dec. 12, 17S5. 
+499. Ezekiel,* b. 3Iaroh. 7, ll&l ; m. fixa^ Betsey Cobnm; second, Dol- 
ly Littlehale. 


Pbxxjf RicRABDSO^r* (James J* Thcmcuf Jamu^ Uteisid^) 
brother of the precedinsr; bominDracut, Oct. 1, 1715; married, 
first, 1744^ Eleanor Woon, daughter of Benjamin Wood, of 
Pelham, 2T. H., and formoriy of Dracut. Second, Hanstah — . 

He lived in Dracut some vears. He seems to. have lived in 
Pelham after his second marriage, for we find the children of the 
second marriage were bom in Pelham and recorded there. 

Bis children by first wife, Eleanor, were : 

80QL FhiUp,< taught school in Dracut, 1771; m. Mehitable Hill, Feb* 

22.1701. . --v 

SOL. Eleanor.* 

By second wife, Hannah, bom' in Pelham: 

502. Hannah,* b. Oct d, 179S. 

+903. Eliphalet,* b. Sept 7, nsO; m. fiist, Levina Butler; second, Eliz- 

/ +«M. James,« b. 3Xarch 5, 17«; m. PoUy Taylor. 

506. MoUy,« b. March 24, n«S, 
500. Betsey,* b. Mai-ch 4, 1767. 

507. Zachariah/b. April 14. 1771; m. PoQy Parker, IVIay 13, 1800. 

They lived in Dunstable. 


Sabab Richarpsox* (Jamesy* Thomas} James^^ Ez€kid% 
sister of the preceding, and daughter of James ^ and Mar}' Rich* 

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ardson, of Dracut; born there, July 1, 1717; married, 1744, Zacb- 
ABiAR GooDRiTEt lK>m Nov. 6, 1725, son of Ebcnezer and Mary 
Goodhue, of Dracat. They were published Aug. 31, 1744. They 
lived in Dracut. 

Their children were : 

fiO& Hannah (Goodhue), b. Oct 7, 1747. 

60a OUve (Goodhue), b. Dec 14, 1740. 

5ia Zachariah (Goodhue), b. April 10. 1732. 

511. John (Goodhue), b. Auff. 19. 1754. 

512. Sarah (Goodhue), b. July 10, 1757. 


Thoius Richasd302C* («7am0«,* Thomas^* James^^ EukUl^)^ 
. brother of the preceding; born in t>racut, March 29, 1710; mar- 
ried Rebecca K£E1>, of Westford, Aug. 1, 1743. 

"^FTe Ifred in Westford, and appears to have died in 1772. 

I have found no will, nor settlement of his estate, norrecord of 
his children, thouivh I have had copies of the Westford, the Dra- 
cut, and the Pclham records, and pretty full abstracts of the 
Middlesex probate records. From correspondence I learn that 
he had these two sons by his wife Rebecca, viz.. 

4-5iaL Thomas,* m. first, Abigail Spalding; second, Lucy Spaldinff. 
. -(4U. Wiley,* b. 1755; m. fixsi, Bridget Farrar; second, Frances Poor. 

I think it probable that he had, also, a son 
+515. Abijah^«b. about 1750; m*. Elizabeth . 


BssrjAMDT RxcHABDSox* {Befijamin^^ ThotnaSy^ James^^ Eze- 
hUl^)y son of Benjamin * and Eunice Richardson, of Groton ; born 
there, March 1, 1731; married, first, ^larcb, 1752, Phebb Bbi>-t- 
2riXL, baptized Sept. 19, 17S1, daughter of James and Mary (Bas- 
sett) Brintnall, of Chelsea, near Boston. She died May 3^ 1763, 
leaving no children except an adopted child, her cousin, Benjamin 
Bassett Brintnall, bom 17C0, who died at sea. Second, 1768, 
Aarsr BRcrrKALL, baptized Nov. 14, 1742, sister of Phebe.* 

*Sonie doubt has hanj; or«r the pnrentftse aud birch-place of Benjamin 
Bidiatdson,* but a carefnl and prr>lonsed iD\><«tisracioii hns led to rhs re:iiilt 
announced in tb« text Some of liis grandvliildren^of the Knox familv^have 
sappa<e<l that he xras born in Exeter; but tb« £x6ter records and the'reconls 
of Kockin*^hani County hare been thoronshly and repeate<llr examined with- 
oot fincUnjic his name, or that of anyone of his family, except as giran'in three 
deeds, now to be quoted. 

L In the first dee«I, Benjamin ISichaidHon. of Dunstable, y. H., and Eunice, 
his wife, convey land to Jame« Gordon, in 1749. Benjamin and Eunice must 
have been hi» parents. They fontteriy Uve*l in Groton, at lea.n their cliildren's 
births are reconled there; but Groton y^iun Duu!«mlWo, and thos we may easily 
account for the residence of the farh«»r in Dtmscahie in 1748. 

2. In the second deed, in the name year, 171H, Thomas Chamberlain sells 
land to Benjamin lUohardson, of Wd/ord, X. K. W^lfurd is doubtlSM a cleri* 
otl ersor for Mi^rd, a town fonnerly a part of Dunstable. 

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He bad an TJnele Hodgdoo, of Boston, who was |^robabI>* his 
mother's brother, and br whom, at the am of hre, he was 
adopted. Ill that city— toiku at that time— Se appears to have 
passied the remainderof hb long lite. This uncle subsequently 
apprenticed him to a Mr. Bell, to learn the trade of mason, which 
occupation he afterwards followed. 

He g^ned the respect and confidence of his fellow-citizens by 
his genial disposition and integrity of character. Ho was dili- 
gent, punctual, and successful in his business, master of his trade, 
thoroughly comprehending the details of building and architec- 
ture*. He attended, with his family, the church in Brattle Street, 
Boston, a church which had enjoyed the labors of Colman and the 
Coopers, and was then under the pastoral care of Thacher and 

He resided many years in his own house on Friend Street, 
where he died, Sept. 26, 1813, aged S2. He was buried in tomb 
Xo^27, in the cemetery on Copp's Hill, Boston, where his second 
wife, Ann, was ailerwards laid. She died March 4, 182S, aged 
86. His gravestone assures us that he was bom in 1731, thus 
confirming the statement made at the head of this notice. 

The inventory of his estate, dated Jan. 10, 1814, amounts to 
85,741.15, thus representing, for those days, a fair property, the 
fiiiit of his own industry. His son Samuel was the administrator. 
Many articles of furniture, silver ware, etc^ once belonging to 
him, are now in the possession of his descendants. 

His children, all by second wife, all bom in Boston, were: 

1(C Bet^amin,* b. June 30; 1760; m. Susan Drew. 

517. Ann«^* be Xov. 1, ITTO: m. Robert Cnox. 

. 6ia MaiT,* b. Aue. 11, 1772; m. Thomas Semble Thomas. 

5ia Elizabeth/ b. Feb. 23. 1T74; d. in Boston, Not. 12, 1775. 

5Sa Ruth,« b. July 29, 1770; unm. ; d. in Boston, Dec. 20, 18^3. 

ttl. Betsey,* b. Juno 21. 177d: d. in Boston, Oct. 11, 1781. 

522. Sarah,« b. Feb. 20. 17^; d. in Scimatc, June 21, 1349. 

528. Phebe,« / twins, bom (cL May 3, 17^ 

524. A aon f Dec'25, l"-?!. ) d. Dec. 27, 17S1. 

+525. SamueU^b. Dee. 25, I7e5;m. Caroline Schetky. 

3. In tlie third dMd. dated June 4. 1753. Benjamin Richardson, of "Xo. 2, 
>. U.," MlU to John Robinson land in l>iindrabl6. ** Xo. 2" desi({nate« the 
pre:ient town of Bockins^ham, Vt., near Bellows Falls, on the Coonecticat 
ijiver. Westmiiwrer, Vt., was "Xo.l," Walpole, X. H., n-as **Xo. 3," and 
Charlestown, X. U., was "Xo4b'* Westminster and Rockingham, Vt., were 
then suppf jsed to be in Xew Haiiipshiie. 

The probability, therefore, is verr strong that he was bom in Groton, or if 
not there, in Dnnstable. a town aiij<>inins. 

■•oth of his wires were daughters of James and Mary (Bassett) BriatnalL 
TLh couple were married Aug. »>. 1724. They reside<l in Chelsea: their chU* 
'•Jf » ,^ere, Marp, JoAii, Jamei, Thontas^ Phebe, J«/4»f/«A, Ann, The fatlier was 
ktlietl at the .<iiege of Loiiiabun;, 3IaT, 1745. The mother died in 1742. 

Francis Bassett and .Marr hin \«i£e were the parents ot Mary, the wife of 
«'aiiieH Brintnall, whose ilaiiffhters \rere wives of Benjamin Richardson. H^— 



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CoLOXEL Bexjamix Fba^tsltst Bxldwis (Zoammi Baldiwin, 
Huth Richard9<m^^ Jbsepkj* Joseph^* Sainud^ grandson in the 
ibucth degree, both from Samael Richardson,^ and from bis broth- 
er, Ezekiel Richardson^;* son of Lonmmi Baldwin by his first 
wile, Mary Fowle ; born at «*]S'ew Bridge," or North Wobam, 
Dec 15, 1777 ; married, 3Iay 1, 1808, Mart Cabtsb Brewstxb 
CooLXDGE, bom Sept. 11, if 84, eldest daughter of Benjamin Cool- 
idge, ft merchant or Boston, but retii'ed from business in Wobum, 
where he died in 1819. Her mother, of the same name, was a 
descendant of Elder William Brewster, of Plymouth, 1620. 

They lived in Xorth Wobum, long the home of the Baldwin 
fiimily. Like his father, he devoted himself to the business of a 
dvil engineer, and assisted his brother Loammi in the construe* 
tion of ^he mill dam across the Back Bay in Boston, and in other 
great public improvements. 

. He died suddenly, Oct. ll, 1821, aged 48, as he was on bis re-i^ 
tarn from the cattle-show in Brighton. 

His widow married. Dee. 4, 1828, Wyman Richardson,* Esq. 
nS61], a counsellor at law, bom in Wobum, Oct. 19, 1780, son of 
Stephen * and Martha (Wyman) Richardson. He died of an af- 
ftetion of the heart, June 22, 1841, aged 61. Her third husband, 
married March 4, 1845, was Burrasce Yale, a trader in South 
Reading, now Wakefielfl He proved an unpleasant companion, 
and she soon found a separation indispensable to her comfort. 

The children of Benj. F. Baldwin, by wife Mary, were : 

SSa Mary Breirster (Baldwin), b. March 26, 18D0; d. Dec 28, 1817. 

527. Clarissa (Baldwin), K Xov. 20, 1810; d. July 15, 1813. 

528. Loammi (Baldwin), K April 25, 1818 ; ' m. ifelen E. Avery, of Ex- 

eter, March 2, ISCT. ChUdren : 
520. Jfory (Baldwin), 
580. Loammi FrankUm (Baldwin). 
68L Mary Brewster (BtOdwin), b. Jan. 16, 1815; m. Dec. 28, 1836, 
Rev. Boswell Park, a native of Lebanon, Ct At the time of 
' nmrriage he was Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chem- 
ist^ in the University of Pennsylvania; afterwards Rector of 
the Episcopal Chnreh in Pomfrot, Ct. Children: 
3£cary, Clar% d. young; Helen. 
532. Clarissa Coolidge (Baldwin), b. Deo. 1, 1819; m. May 26, 1843, 
Lewis Williams, received 31. D. at Harvard College, 1842,. son 
of Dea. Job wniians, of Pomfret, Ct. 

• His pedigree may also be stated thus: Loammi,* Jamiu,^ Uenrp,* Phthe? 

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LoAina Baldwin (Zoammi Baldiein^ Ruth IticAardson^* Jo^ 
•epk^ Joseph^* &xmu€l^)f brother of the preceding; bom in Wo- 
bam, Mav- 16^ 17S0; married Catb.uixn£ Williams, bom 1786, 
sister of Samuel Williams, who was, about 1815, an eminent 
Americaa banker in London. 

He graduated at Harvard College, 1800 ; was a distinguished 
dvU engineer; completed the mill dam in Boston, July, 1S21, 
which had been commenced by Uriah Getting, who did not live 
to finish it* He also bulk the dry docks m Chnrlestown and 
Norfolk for the United States Government. He died in 1838. 

He had a son : 
S33. Samuel ^riUiams (Baldwin), b. 1S17 ; d. Dec. 23, 1822, aged 5. 


Capt. Edward Ricrardso.'i * (JSifwardj* T%eopMlus,^ Ezekidy^ 
77leopAt/uV^M>^*<'«^^)i son of Edward* and Abigail (Chenery) 
Richardson ; bom in Wobmm, Feb. 8, 1747-8 ;* married, May 16, 
1771, Ak^t WiLSo:r, of West Cambridge, now Arlington, Mass., 

The record of his marriage describes him as of Concord, Mass. 
In that town he resided nuny years. 

When the war of the Rerolntion commenced, he, with his twin 
brother, joined the standard of liberty. He was one of those 
who resisted the inroad of the British troops at Concord Bridge, 
April 19, 1775, and compelled them to a nasty^ retreat. At that 
time he was orderiy seijeant of a company of ^minute men," lir« 
ing in Concord. He soon after enlisted in the ''eight months' 
serrice,** from May, 1775, to the end of the year. His son Josiah 
stated — and the statement was made in 1880, while the fiither 
was yet living — ^that he conlinned in the military service of his 
country till the end of the war— eight years ^—being successive* 
I7 commissioned as ensign, Seutenant, c^uarter-master, paymaster, 
and captain. These commissions are still in existence. At West 
Point he commanded a company. It is said that he commanded 
the first company that broke ground at Verplanck's Point. 

For his services in the war, he receivea pay in Continental 
money, or the promise of Congress to pay money when they 
could get it. Of this fictitious currency, there were issued in all 
three hundred and fifty-seven millions of dollars.! 

• Tliia statement is liardly conjdttent with the foct that eltnen children xrers 
hen to him prevlouslr to his lecMraL to Maine in 1793. Four or Ave of tiieiu 
nuut baye been bom during tfae «%bc years of the war. 

t About the end of 1770, this cafstnCT began to depreciate. In a year more, 
the depieeiation wan three doUare lor oneu In December. 1778, it stoofl at six 
for one. A year after, it was twcaty-se%-en for oite. In Uecember, 1780, sev- 
enty for one. In tlie antiimn of 17H1, it wax tive hundred for one. In the lat- 
ter part of 1780, this pa|ier ceased te circulate; nobo«iy would take it; it was 
absc^iitely worthless the year followin»(. Part of it was iwleeiued, in 1700, at 
one bitndred for one. Much of It was never redeemed. [Gouge on American 
ISanking.] • 

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When about forty-fbar rears of age, finding himself at the 
head of a numerous farailV, ho determined to remove to the 
country on the Androscoissrin River, in the then District of Maine. 
He removed thither in February, 1798. Respecting this removal, 
we find the following deeds on record : 

Edward Richardson, of Cambridge, gentleman, buvs of the 
proprietors of Phips' Canada (jifterwards the town of J'ay, 3Ie.] 
about one hundred acres, No. o in Range No. 3^ on the west side 
of Androscoggin River, Jatu 10, 1792. [Cumberland Deeds, vol. 
xxiL p. 203.] 

Edward Kichardson, of Phipa' Canada, gentleman, ^ucht of 
Benjamin Bird, of Waltham, ^tiddlesex Co., the undivided half of 
No. 18 in Range No. 2, and No. 7 in Range 13. both on tlie east- 
em side of Androscoggin River, and No. 5 in Ranee 4« on the 
western side of Androscoggin River, Jan. 16, 1794* [Cumberland 
Deeds, stii. 204.] 

In the interval between these two deeds he removed to Jav. 
"TlSvrard Rlcliardsou, of Phipstown, Esquire, and Richard I^ich- 
ardson, of Cambridge, ^idtllesex Co. [nis brother], bought of 
Nathan Fuller, of Newton, iliddlescx Co., seven lots of land in 
Phipstown, particularly described, all on the easterly side of 
Ameriscoggin River [same as Androscoggin], Jan. 24, 1795. 
[Cumberland Deeds, zxii. 206.] 

Edward Richardson, of Jay, Lincoln Co., Esquire, boaght of 
Z. Judson, of Hallowell, saddler, about 100 acres in Jay, on the 
west side of Androscc^^in River, Sept. 5, 1797. [Cumberland 
Deeds, xxvii. 414.] 

Edward Riohardson, of Jay, and lUchard Richardson, of Cam- 
bridge, sold to ^lark Wilson, of Poland, lots of land in said Po- 
land, on the easterly side of Saco River [for Saco here, read 
Androscoggin], February, 1798. [Cumberland Deeds, xxix. 252.1 

The place to which he removed, then called ^ Phips' Canada,^ 
was then, 1793, in a rough, uncultivated state, and contained but 
three families. Two years later, it received the name of Phips- 
town, and contained but fifteen in . the whole township. It has 
since been divided into two towns ; Jay, made from the eastern 
portion, and Canton from the western. He was a prominent, in- 
fluential man in the place. During many years he was the only 
trial justice for several miles around, and the only one qualified 
to solemnize marriages. Consequently, his log-house in the wil- 
derness was much resorted to, and was the scene of many happy 
gatherings, which were yet always conducted with strict decorum. 

He bought land cheap, as the country was new, and being a 
large [>roprietor, he was enabled to bestow on each of his numer- 
ous children a valuable &rm. Some of them retained their farms, 
while others, wishing to follow some other occupation, disposed 
of theirs. None'of his sons or grandsons became mechanics, but 
preferred agricultural pursuits or merchandize. 

The fiimiiy, when it removed to Maine in 1793, consisted of the 
parents and seven children, besides a cousin, on the Cither's side, 
Martha Swan. Of these ten, not a death occurred for over 

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tliirtv-three years. The mother was a truly religtoiM woman. 
The hasbaml and &ther, though a worthy man, never maile a 
public profession of religion. 

He resembled his twin brother iVIoses in person so closely, that 
one was often taken for the other. Once, in particular, he played 
off a joke on the young lady who was to marry Moses^ presenting 
himself to her as her accepte<l swain, and spending the evenintr 
with her as such; and she did not discover the substitution till 
some time after, when she was with great difficulty convinced of 

He died July, 1834, in his eighty-seventh year. His wfe Ann 
died Aug. % 1826, in her seventy-seventh year. 

The children of Edward and Ann (Wilson) Richardson, all but 
the first bom in West Cambridge, Mass^ '^ere : 

+584 John,*b. Sept. 23, 1773; ni. first* Eunice Gooding;* second, 

Polly Paine. 
+385. Edward,' b. Oct 22, 177T; m. Sally Brown. 
-HMMb Samual^T b. Oct. 22, 1780; m. Betsey Gooding.* 

* ms name is simply aa awkwanl substitute for GoodTrln. 

+587. Ezra,' b. June 14, 17S8; m. first, Hannah Leach; second, Sylvia 
Josiah,* b. July 10, 17S3; m. ^lazy Pierce Leach. 
Ezekiel,' b. May 8, 17^3; m. Elizabeth Winter Leach. 
Ann,^ b. October, 1700; m. Jesse Coolidge. 
Four other ciiildrea died in infancy before the removaL 

Capt. Edward Richardson had Jtfty grandchildi-en, eiffAty 
great-erandchtldren, and in April, 1874, there were already Jif* 
teen of the following generation* Some are in the fiir east, 'some 
in the fiur west. 


Mosss RiCBAKDsox* (Bclifard,* TheophiiuSy^ Ezekiel,^ The- 
ophilusy* EzekUl'^)^ twin brother of the preceding; bom in Wo- 
bnm, Feb. 8, 1747-8; married Mibiaii . 

At the outbreak of the Revolution, he, with his brother Ed- 
ward, joined in the war for liberty, and received a commission as 
ensign— some say lieutenant— 4n' the same company. He lived 
for a time in West Cambridge, afterwards in Acton, and at length 
in Concord. In his will he is said to be of Concord. 

My information respecting him is vague and unsatisfactory; 
but what I shall next say is on the best authority. 
. He and his twin brotiier Edward, who, I suppose, fought by 
each other's side during the Revolutionary war, were present at 
the laying of the comer-stone of the Bunker Hill monument, 
June 17, 1825, just half a century after the battle. Lafayette was 
present, and assisted in the transaction. The event ^attracted 
great attention, and otficers and soldiers of the old Continental 
army, from all parts, were there. These twin brothers, whose 
united weight was said to exceed iive hundred pounds, rode to- 
gether in an open barouche, ^ the observed of all observers.** 

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These <^ noble twin brothers of Reyolutionarr fiime'* received a 
oonspicaous notice in the account ^ven of the afiair in the news- 
papers imme4iatel7 after. Their dose resemblance to each other 

. Las already been mentioned. 

His wilC dated Dec 9, 1S38, was proved in 1885, and he mnst 
have died in the interval, at the age of about eightr-eeven. He 
describes himself ns of Concord, and speaks of his wi^ow, Miriam, 
and of childi-en,. Allen,, Aaron, Mary, and Moses ; a statement 
which does not perfectly accord with a record from another 

• source. 

The will of Miriam^ widow of Moses Richardson, is still more ' 
discrepant. It is dateJ April 9, 1839, and was proved in 1839. ! 
It recognizes herself as the widow of 3Ioses Richardson, of Con- 
cord, but gives the foQowing as her children's names: Joanna : 
Baker, Ellon 3Iiriam, Frances Wheeler, and Eben. I cannot rec- 
oncile this with the other, bnt on the supposition of her having ' 
had two Jiusbunds. 

The children of Closes Richardson, as derived from another 

source, were : 

+541. Fisher J b. 1770; bu Betsey Bird. 
5i2. M0S6S.T 
M3. Joel/ m. Louisa.——; lived in Stow; d. 182S. He laft a son, ' 

UL Anen.7 
+54S. Chenery.T m. EUai — %. 
5M. Cbaries.T 

WT. Edward-T • 

54a Mary.f 

Three of tiiese nasHS are contained in the fatiier's wilL 


May 7, 1772, EruB.Lnc Westox, of Lincoln, 3Liss. ^. Mu 'j Ct-^o-' 
After the Revolutionary war, they removed to Fryeburg, Me. 

The husband died Febraary, 1829. The wiic, Ruth, died Oct. 30, 

1885, aged nearly 86. 
When Josiah Kichardson, her nephew, attended the academy 

in Fryeburg, in 1805, bit boarded with his aunt Weston. 

The children of Sphmini and Ruth Weston were : 

540. Ephraim (Wostoai b. 1772; d. September, 1S8U ajlTBd 50. 

5.5a Martha (Weston), U 1775; d. SenC U. iSi'2, a^ 57. 

551. Jeremy J[Wesitoii],k. 177S; d. Feb. 1, lSo5, a^sed 57. 

532. Jobn (\VesconK k Feb. 15, 1770: d. ISCu, a^d ad. 

H-553. Edward (Weston), bu Aug. 13, 1781; m. licst, Jane Webster: sec- 
ond, Rachel Waid. , 

554. James ( Westoni, k Aug: 4, 17a3; d. Dec. 20, 1S20, aged 37. 

555. AbigaU ( Weston^, k Aug. 1, 17S0 ; d. JiUy '.M, 1813, aged Z2. 

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RzcBARD RicnARDsox* {Edicardf Theophihts^* laekiel* The- 
i)phitu9^ &ekiel^)y brother of the preceding, and son of Edwanl*- 
and Abigail (Chenery) Richardson; bom Sept 28, 1751; mar- 
ried, first^ iVlEHiTABLE Smitb, of Needham; second, Euzabsth 
WracjLjr Pjlbs. 

He lived in .West Cambridge, now Arlington, where, or near 
where, he was bom. In January, 1795, he united with his broth* 
er Edward in the purchase of eiirht lots of land in Phipstown, 
now the town of Jay, county of franklin, 3Iaine. He sold either 
a part, or the whole,' of this interest three years after. [Cumb. 
Deeds, xxii. 206; xxix. 252.] In 1800, he was a "head builder," 
on Charter Street, Boston. 

At length he removed ta Ashby ; the date not known to me. 

By patient industry and active enterprise he bocame possessed 
of ft handsome estate. Besides pro})erty in other places, he owned 
about thirty*six acres of woodland in the south part of Xew Ips- 
wich, N. H. 

His will is dated July 13, 1830 ; proved Feb. 18, 1884 ; and is 
on record both in Midillesex Co., llass., and in Hillsborough Co., 
N. H. His wife, Elizabeth, survived him ; in his will he calls her 
jffetesy. He appoints as executors his son, Lewis Grould RicharcU 
sooy and liis son-in-law, Edward Smith. 

Hyi children were : 

856. William,^ m. Lucretia Hastings. He was a ** yeoman." of Lex- 
infirton. Hft died, intestate, 1S13, leaving only one child: 
557. Hannah tfoden^* who m. Kobert Mnrdock, of Cambridge, pre- 
vious to 18Sa 
SS^ ^arthSt^ m. Nov. 1, 1826, Samuel Moody Keep, then of Wtst 

Cambridj2^e. afterwards of Jav, He. No children. 
'5601 Bettben,^ m. Eliza Fkteher. Tncy settled in Marietta^ Ohio, and 

had a large family. 
50a Thomas,^ m. April lU 1S05. Abigail Stone, b. in Watei-town, Oct 
12, 1783, daughter of .William and Hannah (Barnard) Stone, 
of AVatertown.* They had a large family. In hw will, dated 
An^ 5, lb22, he profvi^es for wife Abigail, dau^ter Hanoali, 
then orer fourteen jears old; daughter Abigail, under four- 
teen; there was also a son Kichard' and a sou Heury.^ 
501. Sarah,' m. April 0, 1809. Daniel Cook Robinson, of Boston. She 

died previous to the date of her fatlier's will. 
5(I2l EbenezerJ m. Susaa Waters, of Ashby. They lired in West 
Cambridge, now Arlington. Uis will, dated Jan. 24, 1S20, and 
proTed the same fear, mentions children : 
* 563. WiUiamJ^ 
S6k Margaret,^ and appoints his brotiier-in*hiw, Edward Smith, 
555. Mehitable,' m. £dii-aiil Smith, of Arlington. No children. 

• WUlLim Stone,* bom Oct fJ, 17^. was a son of Mos6.<i Stone,^ born Dec. IS, 
raa, who wsA Aon of Jonathan Sti^ne,' Jjom Dec. 20, IfiTT, who wan a son n{ 
muion Stone.' bom In Enifland, lOl, who wan many tiuios reprsMntatire, se* 
Jjctuian, .ind to\m clerk of Wateitown. The last named ww* a «on of De:uron 
^^imoQ Stone, who embarked ac Jpiwich, En'z., April U, UiXi, for New Kn«- 
iand and settlinl at Watert^wn. The atone faiiiUy of Watertown is lughiy re- 
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SC^ Leonard/ m. Sarah Brid^, of West Cambridge, now Arlini;:ton. 
His will, made Oct 3, 1829, mentions widow Sarah, and one 
child, Martha Ann.' 

507. Abigail Wvman,* m. Edward Smith, of Aiiington; flT» children. 

968. Richard.^ d. young. 

see. Elizabeth WoodJ m. March, 1$d4, in West Cambridge [Arling- 
ton], Jacob W. Wait, of HalloweU, Me. 

570(r Lewis 6<^uld,' m:^9Rih Hammatt He is deceased. The widow 
Sarah lives at Xa &2 Waltham Street, Boston* With her Utcs 
her son, 
57L Albert Leteis^* whose place of business is the Rialto Building, 
Devonshire Street, Boston. 


PxTEB RicHJLSDsosr* {JEdtoard,^ TheophiIui*j* Etekiel^ Th^-^ 
ophihu^ JEzekUl^), brother of the precetling; bom Dec. 1, 175S ; 
mArriedf April 18, 1780, Hastsxb. Boxd,* bom March 31, 1738, 
daughter of Jonas Bond, of Watertown.^ She died in 1823. 
They had two daughters whose names are unknown. 

For a time he kept a public house in Brighton. Afterwards he 
kept the "^Bite Tavern," in Boston, on Exchange Lane, now Ex- 
change Street. A Boston directory for 1800 locates him there at 
that time. He acquired a handsome property, which he ex- 
changed for farms and lands in the old oounty of Hampshire, and 
then removed thither. His nephew, Josiah Richardson [5381, 
son of his brother Edward, who died in Auburn, Me., 1865, agea 
80, thought he removed to Ashfield* He died before 1830. 


Abigail Richardsox* {Edward,* TfuophUuMj^ Eukid^* THb- 
ophilusj^ Eukiel^)y As:^T of the preceding; bora May 1, 1756; 
married Outer drowx, March 26, 1776. 

Within a few months after marriage, he joined the army of the 
Revolution. At the battle of the Brandy wine, Sept. 11, 1777, he 
had charge of one of the pieces of artillery. The onset of the 
enemy was fierce, and the Americans sutTered severely, losing full 
twelve hundred men, killed, wounded, and prisoners. The Brit- 
ish loss was almost eight hundred. At the close of the encoun- 
ter, Brown-'SO I am inibrmed^-was the only man left standing 
by the gun. 

About 1796, he removed with his &mily to the new State of 
Ohio. I have no further information, except that their posterity 
*^are respectable and wealthy." 

^Thiii may be a mistake of tlie compiler. There was at the time aoocher 
Peter iUchanboQ,^ a M»a of Xhouias and Mehltable lUchardiioa, and about the 
aiCc* o^ I'eter lUcbanUon,* in tlie rexc, n-ho has an equal ami perhaps a better 
claim to be placed on reiiunl as tlie btisbaod of Hannali Bond. In a case like 
this, wbers the pmba1»ilides are so nearly baUmcetl, It iii dit&calt to decide. 
TbecomuUer, afttffioiueconsideratioa, i.HlQclinetl to think that Peter Kich- 
anl!««>n.* m the text, married, March 21, 17!M, Ltdia Brooks, of Lincoln, and 
not Hannah BoaiL For tlie othsr Peter KJchanlson, see No. I9d7, among the 
Foeteiity of ^amxsvl IUcharocox.^ 

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JoHX KiCHARDsox/ EsQ. {EJv:ardf Theaphilu$j^ Hukiei,^ 
Theopliilu^^ Ezekid'^)^ brother of the preceding; bom in W.-iter- 
toimy Mass., July 16, 1738; rnarried, first, 3IarcU 7, 1790, A^-XA 
Be^xs, bom Sept. 3, 1764, dnaghter of David and ^Inry (Bright) 
BemU, of Watertown. She died in 1794. Second, Deo. 20» l301, 
her sister, H.Ui'>'aic Bsmis, bora Aag. 23, 177L She died 1835.* 

He was apprenticed to a 1>aker, and carried oat bread for sale. 
On the morning of the battle of Lexington, at the request of the 
selectmen, he carried a quantitj of gunpowder from Waltham to 
Lexington. PIo atlerwards serred his country in the militia, nnd 
performed sendee enough to entitle him to a pension. In 1773t 
at the age of twenty, be removed to Conconl, which was his 
home for twenty-seven rears. His original business was tiiat of a 
baker, but he :^erwanls kept a country dry goods store. Ho 
built and occupied as his dwelling the old County House, which, 
about 1789, he exchanged with tbo county for the MidtUesex 
HoteL There he kept ^^an extensive house of entertainment.'' Me 
was also a sheriff and keeper of the county jail. In 1802, he 
formeil a copartnership with Jonath:in Wheeler. The firm of 
Richardson & Wheeler carried on a large business. In Concord 
he abo dealt in laud, as an abstract from a deed informs us, to 

In Febraary nnd .April, 1796, .Tohn lUchardson, of Concord, 
Mass.« gentleman, bought of Amos and Samnel Lawrence and the 
minor children of Nehemiah La^vrence,t of Groton, two nndi* 
vided rights of land in Flint's town [afterwards Baldwin], Maine. 
[Cumberland Deeds, vol. xjar.l 

In 1805, Richardson and Wheeler removed to Boston,, and 
were largely engaged in trafic, importing goods from England 
and elsewhere, havine branches of their house in New York and 
Baltimore. On tho deatli of bis partner, Mr. Richardson removed 
to Newton, where he purchatecl ami occupied the elegant man- 
Mon, formerly owned and oceapied by Greneral William Hull, now 

•Tlie Bbxu FxxlXsX of Wntertomi. • 

L JoAjffH Bsaiiai, bora 1619; wm In Watertown as eazljr as 1010; traa selact- 
inao, ate. 

II. Joicx Bx3cn, bom Aa^aat, 109, his son; died Oetobar, 1733. 

IIL JoxATRAX Beans, bora >«or. 17, 1701, his son; oiaRied Anna liver- 
uinra. Their son, 

^ I V. DAVm Bb^os, bom Jan. M. IT36-7; married Mary Bright, yov. 20, 1753. 
The/ were parents of Anna and Hannah Bemis, in the text [Bond'a Water- 

t These three Lawrences, Aaos, Sehemiah, and Samuel, were brothers, lir- 
tn? in Gn*ton, Amos being the ohjiais. Xehemiali, tlie second brother, died 
•^'lir 13, 1786. They were sons of Amos Lawrence, of Groton, by his wife Abir 
^ju Abbot, of Lexington, whence tte name of Abbot came into the family.. 

ih^f;reat-grandfacherof Amos, the last name«l. was John Lawrence, who 
•'Aiii^ fft>m Kn;;hinil and sectlbd in Warertown. uf the tiiree brotliers, 8ninti- 
«i tiM yonn;;ftst, was the father uf the eminent Boston merchants, William, 
Ani.K, and AI>bot Lawrence, and with otiiets founded the Lawrence Acatiemy 

u'tmcin. He \ms also one who fought at Concord, April 1». 1775. The- 
«'r;rry <n " Flint's town,- which these bcothexs sold, had been the property 
^' lUir father, Amos Lawrenceu 

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known as the '^onuu^uUk House, and lived there till his death. 
He save two of his sons a liberal edacntion, and became connect* 
ed oy marriafire with some of the most respectable families in 
Newton and ^Vatertown. 

He purchased United States land in different parts of the 
country; amonc the purchases was one in or near the city of 
New Orleans. It was strongly contested by law, and decided in 
his favor. He owned a Large hotel in Cambridge. 

His will is dated April 23, 1837. He died in that year. 

His children by first wife, Anna, were : 

573. Ann,* m. 1812. Dr. Nathaniel Bemis, her cousin, b. Juno 16, 1784; 
ffniduate H-orvard College, 1S0(5; M. M. B., 1800; M. D., 1811 ; 
Fellow of Mass. Med. Soc. ; d. by his own band, Aug. 23, 1839. 
She died 1837. 

578. Mary Bemis,* m. Febmary, 1823. Kicbard Goodbne Wheatland, 
second son of Capt Kicliaid Wheatland, of Salem, a ship- 
master. Richard, the husband of Mary, graduated at Han>-ard 
College. 1818, and died in Salem, of con^omption, February, 
18IS. They had two children : • 

574. Stephen Goodhue (Wheatland), m. and had children. 

575. SUhard (Wheatland). 

By second wife, Hannah : 

576. Hannah Bemis,f ra. February, 1833, George Wheatland, brother 
of Bichard G. Wheatland, and fourth son of Capt. Richard. 
He was bom 1803; graduate Harvard CoUece, 1824; was a 
counsellor at law iu Salem; representative trom Salem and 
senator from Essex County. They bad one child : 
577. George (Wheatland), m. Florence Dnmaresque. They had 
three children. 
578. Seth,^ d. young. 
H-580. John Hancock,' b. 'Sor, 10, 1808; m. first, Lydia Ann Thaster; 

second. Mary Patten. 
-h58U George Washington,^ b. Oct 28, 1808; m. Lacy Dana White. 


SabjlH Richardsox* {Edtffardf Theophilns* Ezekid,^ The- 
opkilusj^ Usekiel^) J siscev of the preceding; bom June 6, 1763; 
married^ ^lay 8, 1782, En'och WELLI^'GTo^^ bom Sept. 1, 173G, 
son 9f Joseph Wellington, of Lexington. 

He was of Cambrufge. He had a brother, Palgrave Welling- 
ton, who graduated at Harvard College, 1770; afterwnr<ls a 
fanner in Alstead, N*. H. They were descendants of Richard 
Palsrave, a physician, of Cbarlestown, who came over iu the licet 
with Winthrop, 1630. 

Enoch Wellington lived for a time in Wobura ; then removed 
to Jaffrey, N. H., where he died. His wife Sarah died in Wo- 
bum. After her death he married Sally Wood. 

The children of Enoch and Sarah (Richanlson) Wellington were : 

582. .Sarah (Wellington). 

583. Harriet (Wellins;ton). 

SSL Charlotte (WelUns;tonK b. April 4t 1703; m. Ephraim Richard* 
son/b. June 11, 1793, a son of Dea. Joseph Richardson^ 
12572], of Baldwin, Me., a descendant of Samuel Richabosox.^ 

585. AbigaU (Wellington). 

588. Thomas (WeUington). 

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lu$^jEBekiel^)iionof'^oi^es^ nnd Mar^ (Prentiss) Ricbardson; 
bom in Cambridge, doubtless West Cambridge, 1760; married 
^LxxT RxsDj of Cambridge, Mnj 15, 17S8. 

He was a painter, and also innholder, in Cambridge, and died 
there. Aw. 14, 1801, agetl 41. He left no will ; his wife Mary 
sarrived nim* Hoses, Richardson [386]— his coosin, son of Ed* 
ward—was, in 1801, administrator on his estate. 


I have found but one child on record, viz.: 
EUst,Tb.Oct27, 1702. 


Raham Ricbardsox* (JloseSf* Theophilus^* Eukieif Theopfii- 
lus^ JSzekM^)j son of iloses* and JIarjr (Prentiss) Richardson ; 
bom in Cambridge, probabir West Cambridge, 1762; married, 
Jan. 6, 1791, Mact pBCX-riss,* baptized March 2, 1773, daughter 
of John' and Mary* (Scripter) Prentiss, of Cambridge. 

JRaAam was perha{)S substituted for Nahum ;. Nahum is once 
recorded. He lived m Cambridge, near the coUi^ ; was a sad- 
dler, and died, intesUte, Nor. :^7, 1800, aged Si. Hia widow 
Mary sorvived him* 

Their children were : 


James F.^ 


TsEOPHiLUS RiCHARDSOST* (Theo2>hilu9j^ JEzekielj^ JSzekid^* 
ThBophihiSj* JEzekiel^),soa of Theophil\xs^ and Hannah (Chick- 
ering) Richardson, of Needham; bom in Needham, 174- ; mar- 
ried, first, JoA:irxA Ski^cteb; second, Sarah — — . 

Their home was in Needbanu He died there, 1795. 

His children, so far as the probate records sivail us, were : 

500. Hoses.T 

501. Theophilus.^ 
50-i^ SaralLT 

These children were minors at their father's death. Sarah 
Richardson, their mother, was appointe<l guardian in 1795. Isaac 
Shepherd was appointed administrator: probably the widow's 

We can follow the Needham Rlchardsons no farther; even the 
probate records fiiil. 

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JosiAH RicHAiu>9ox* (JosiaAf Jbsiahj^ Jofut,* TheophUw^^ 
JEukiel^)^ son of Josiah • and Lucy Richardson, of Litchfield, N. 
BL; date of his birth anknown ; married Lvct — -— . 

All onr knowledge of him is derived from the Probate Records 
of Hillsborongh Co^ N. H^ Ivii. 219. From them we learn what 

He made his will Sept. 20, 1S50; proved June 4, ISoL Of 
course he died in the interval. Uis wife Lucy survived him. . 

His children were: 

503L Betsey Jane/ m. flist, -^— Moore; second, Harrison Weston. 
504. Nathan H.J m. Mary Ann — — ; executor of the will, and with 

his brother Stephen Carlton to have the residue of the estate 

after the widow's dower. 
505w Stephen Carlton.7 

Luoy Richanlson, of Litchfield, N. H., the widow of Josiah 
Richardson, who has ju9t been noticed, made her will Aug. 1, 
ISdS; proved Oct. 28, 1871. The legatees named in the will were. 

Grandchildren : 

990. Oer^om HarveU. who was to have one hundred dollars. 

607. mUkan IL JToore, the son of her danehter, Betsey Jane 
Weston. Harrison Weston, probablv die husband of this 
Betsey Jane, was to have thiee hundred dollars in trust 
for benefit of 

608. Mary J. TTeston, 

600. Wilbur H. W€9ton^ 

eoa Warren J. Wanton, 

001. TTeldea Wtttcn^ ■ 

eOSL Ellwra H. nVCen, 

Children of the tesUtriz' daughter. Bet> 
sey Jane Weston, and doubtless of 
Haitfson Weston. 

604i 21'athan H. Richardson, \ .^^. ^ ^k^ *^^*^^ 

506. Stephen Carlton Richardson, f'^™^^*'^******^ 


Abel Rzcrardsost* (Nathan* NiuAan^* Jbknj* Theophtlu^* 
Utekiei^ son of Nathan* and ilary (Pierce) Richardson, of 
Wobum ; bom there, Jan. 12, 1750*1 ; married Airs Titfts, of 
Medford, Dee. 21, 1775. 

He is known on the Wobum records as Abel Richardson the 
second^ Abel the Jirst being a son of Reuben * and Esther ( Wv- 
man) Richardson, and bom Oct. 23, 1736. See Posterity of Saiuc- 


He lived on ^Richardson's Row,** now Washington Street, in 
the south-east part of Wobum, a locality now included in the 
town of Winchester. He was a farmer and shoemaker. 

He die^l Septemben 1824,. aged 74, leaving a widow Ann. His 
son William was administrator on his estate. 

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Children, all bom in Woburn, irero: 

iJW. Peter.' b. June 1(L 1TT6; d. September. 1776. 

604. AbeU b. Ang. U 1777: m. H&nnaii Parker, of Wobtun, April 2S, 
ISOS. He was known an Abel the fourth. He wae.a shoe- 
maker; a worthy man and a consistent Christian. He was 
adjudged non cofnpos mtntin in LSdO. He passed his life in 
Wobnm. and died there, Jan. 5, 1S54, in his 74th year. His 
widow Hannah died Dee. tl, l$55y aged 72 yeazt, 10 months* 
The; hail no children. 

606. James,* b. July 7, 1770. He lived in Dover, X. H., and had, 

606. CharlotteJ 

607. Lydicu* 
60S. Jamea^ 

609. JohnJ Of these, John was llTinc in Dover, April, 1874. 

SIO. Gilbert,? b. May 22, 17S2; m. Hannah Davis. 
U. William Harris," b. July 21, 17.^: m. Lvdia 

612. Peter,? b. Jan. 26, 17S6; d. in Wobum, llarch 21, ISIO. aged 24, 

61S. Tttf to,? 0. Jan. 7. 17SS ; m. Manr Howe, of Wobum, 3Xay 22; 1S26. 

He was drowned ^ov. 16. 1S26. 
614 Kancy,? b. March 17, 1700; m. April 11, 1811, Lemuel Richard' 
son,** son of Josiah* and Jeroslia Richardson* See Posterity 


615. Asa,M). April 2S, 1702. 

4-616. Richard,' d. Sept 1, 1703; m. Elizabeth Wyman. 

617. Patty,? b. Aug. 23, 1703. 

618. Mary Frances,? b. 1706 : d. Feb. 8, 1816, aged 20. 
619» Xathan,? b. Xov. 28, 1700; never married* 


Nathax Richardson* (2^athan^^ J^Tathan^* John^^ I7ieophiluSj^ 
JEkeki€l^)j brother of the preceding, and second son of Nathan ' 
and Mary (Pierce) Richardson : lK>m in Wobum, 1753 ; married, 
Jane 25, 1773, Ltbia Whitts^ore, of Wobum, a near relative 
of hta grandfather's third wife of the same name. 

They lired in Wobom. The wife died there, July 2, 1817, 
aged 74. 

Children : 

62a Xathan,' b. 3ray 6r 1774: d. March SO, 1704. 

621. Hannaht' b. Aug. 23, 1770; m. Oct. 6, 1801, Zechariah Symmes.^ 

ton of Zechariah,* son of Zechariah,* son of William Symmes,^ 
who an lived and died in what is now the town of Winchester, 
near Boston. William Symmes* was son of Cape. William 
Snnmes,* who was son of Rev. Zechariah Symmes,^ minister 
of Charlestown from 1U*U to 1G71. Tlie Symmes farm, of 3SX> 
acres, siren to Rev. 3Ir. Symmes by the town of Charlestown, 
• IS within the bounds of the present town of Winchester, and 
fifty or sixty acres of it remain in the possession of Iiis de- 
scendants to tills day. [See Symmea ^emocial by the com- 
piler of this Tolume, pp. 40, 52, 77.] 


JosiAH RiCHABDSO^* CJoh^i,^ Nathon^^ JohTif TheopAitua^* 
Hukiel^)^ son of John ^ and Hannah Richardson, of Wobum; 
bom there, Dec. 24, 17G6; married, Susa^xa . 

Children, born in Wobom : 

622. John,7 b. Oct 23, ISia 

628. 3Iary Howard,* b. Aug, 13, 1814. 




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Eukiel^)^ son of Jotham* nn<l Phcbe (WTiittemore) Richnrdsonf 
of W*oburn ; bom tliere, Sept. 27, 1766 ; married, in Rockingham, 
Vt^ Feb. 27, 1799, Na^tct Clossox, a native of the State of 
New Tort 

After bis father's clentb, Trhich was in 1771, and the removal of 
his motlier Tvith her second husband to Templeton, Mass^ 1772, 
the family removed to the **New State,** as Vermont was then 
called, cleared up land in Monnt Holly and Ludlow, and finally 
settled in Rockm^rharo, Yt^ near Bellows Falls, where Daniel 
was married, in 1799. There he died of dropsv, July S, 1844, 
aged 78. His wife Nancy died in Grafton, V t.. May 9, 1868, 
aged 83. 

. Their children, all bom in Rockingham but one, were : 



HenxTj b. July 13, 1800; d. of consumption, at Hubbardton, 

Vt, March 13. 1852. 
Daniel,' b. March 9, 1802; d. of consumption, at Bocldneham, 

Vt. May 20, ISod. 
George Washington,' b. July S, 1804; d. of spotted fever, March 

27. 1815. 
Nathan Schuyler,* b. April 17. 1;S06; killed in Michigan, by a log 

rolling orer him, about 188(5 to 1S40. 
Eliza Ann," b. April 12, 1808: m. Thomas A. Gilbert; d. of con- 

sumptiou, at Mount Clemens* in Michigan, Dec. 2, 1857. 
Maiy Mlnerra,* b. Jan. 25, ISIO ; d. of spotted fever, March 29, 

1815. She and her brother George were buried the same day. 
Wilbur CI0SS4H1,' b. XoT. 7, 1S12: he was born in Westminster, 

yt, the town next below Rockingham, and died of consump- 
tion, in Xew York oity^ Feb. 19. 1S45. 
Joseph Eliot,^ ) twins, bom IJoeeph d. of consumption, in 
Aaron Uland,T ] April 21, 1815.J Xew Tork city, ApA 8, 1838. 

Aaron d^ at Fort Duncan, in Texas, May 24, 1854. 
Julius Augustus,^ b. Jan. 30, IS 19. 
Charles Kimb&U,' b. Feb. 4, 1821. 

Matthew James,^'^ twins, born \ Matthew cL of consumption, 
«so. Martha Jane,^ ) April 15, 1623. f in Michigan, Feb. 15, 1.S25. 

Martha m. A. P. Denison,- and d. of consumption, in Hub- 

bacdton, Vt, Aug. 5, 1853. 

Of this numerous family, only Julius and Charles were living in 
1874. Six of them died oc consumption. 


RiCH^BD RrcHi.BDsox* {Jotham^^ yathait* John^^ Theophilns^^ 
.EseitW^), brother of the preceding; bom in Wobum, Feb. 27, 
1769; married Sally Bowlss, of Ipswich; published in Wo- 
bum, Nov. 20, 1794. They lived for a time in Wobura. 



Child, bom in TTobura : 
Nathan,' b. Oct 3, 1703. 


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JoxAS RicHASDSOK* (JoncUhon^^ Josiakt* Jo^iah^ Jbsiahj^ 
&dii€l^)i son of LieuC Jonathan^ nnd Lucy (dark) Richardson, 
of Dracnt; born there* Dec 19, 1750; married, 1773, Dolly 
JosoBS, bom in Dracnt, Sept. 21, 1755, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Jane Jones; they were published May 8, 1773. 

Thejr lived in Dracut. He died there, Oct. 31, 1775, aged 25. 
Administration on his estate was granted, Dec. 31. 1776, to his 
widow Dolly. She marriefi, for second hnshand, Kendall Parker, 
jr^ in 1777; published Oct. 4, 1m 7, being then only twenty-two 
years of age. He was bom April 4, ifol, son of Kendall and 
jlary^ Parker, of Dracut. 

The children of Jonas and Dolly Richardson, bom in Dracnt, were : 
\ 1773; m. Asa Johnson, of Andover; published 

1, 1775: m. Josiah Richardson,* of Chelmsford, 
y son of Josiah and Lydia (Warren) Richardson 

8S8. DoUy,* b. Dec. 7, 1773; m. Asa Johnson, of Andover; published 

Sept. 25. 17M. 
680. Sybil,* b. May 11, 1775: m. Josiah Richardson,* of Chelmsford, 

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JoariTKAif RiCHAaDSoar* (Jonathan^ Jbeiahy* Jb$iah^^ Josiahr 
JSsekiel^)^ brother of the preceding; bom in Dracut, May 27, 
1755; married, 1778 (published Dec. 13, 1777), his cousin, 31eect 
RzcBAKDsosr,* bora Dec. 28, 1759, daughter of Moses^ and Eliza- 
beth Richardson, of Dracut. [See 411.1 

He lived in Dracnt; was constiible, 1(38; tythingman, 1790. 

Their children were : 

640. Herey,^ b. ICay 8, 177S; m. Xehemiah Jones, Sept 7, 1800. 

+641* Jonas J b. July 31, 17S0; m. Joanna Jones. 

642. Jonathan,* b. June 7. 17S2. 

642. Asa,' b. March 2. 1784. 

644. Nancy.Tb. March 6,1736. 

645. SamueUT b. April 10, 17S8. 

646. Prudence,' b. reb. 6, 1700; m. Zebadiah Jones, Jr.; published 

Oct 23, 1S07. 

647. Bachel,^ b. Feb. 9, 1792; m. Micajah Wood; published June 17, 


648. Clark,' b. Jan. 17, 1704; m. Lydia Ames, of Tyncsborough; 

published Feb. 16. 1822. 

649. Joshua.' b. Feb. 3, 1796. 

660. SUas.' b. Dec. U, 1797: d. Sept 21, 1S20. 

651. Wa»hinKton,7 b. Dec. 27, 1799. 

652. Polly,' b. AprU 22. 1S02. 


JosiAK RicBABDSON* (JoficuAan^^ Josiah^^ JbsiaAj* J'o^ia/c,* 
JSzekiel^), brother of the preceiUng; born ki Dracnt, Nov. 0, 1764: 
married^ in Temple, N. H., Dec. 19, 1785, Sakah Powers, of 
Temple, bom April 1, 1769. 

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or not long before his marriage, as xre find him tixed in Temple 
in the years 17S6, 17S7, 1788. His tiro elder chtKlren were bom 
there. In 17S9, or etirlr in 1790, the family removed to ^Veston^ 
in the county of Windior, Vermont. They first ooenpieJ what 
is known as the Forrar honse, a house ret standing, ana the old- 
est in the village. After two or three more removes, he v *^t; to 
live with his son Josiah on the place now occupied by ^^, ^iam 
Manning, where he died some time in 1822, aged 58. 

His widow Sarah lived with her son Leland, and dnrin' the 
latter part of her life, \vith her son Artemas, in whose family she 
died, Feb. 28, 1855, a^etl So years, 10 months, and 27 days. She 
( laid by the side of her husband in the old cemetery. 

Their children, bom in Temple, N. H., were : 

Josiah/ b. Oct. 25, 1730; in. first, Betsey Tenney ; second, Ann 

SarahfT h. Auc- 23, 1768; m. iu Weston. Tt, Samuel Tenney, 
. .Jan. 22, iSin), a native of Temple. She died in Dorset, Vt, 

about 1S2j, kaving three daughters* 

Bom in Weston, Vt. 

PoUyJb. ApriL 1701: m. Oct 20. 180S. WiUlam Wliitman, of 
Landgrore. Tt. They removed to Hebron. X. H., and after- 
wards to the State of Maine, where she died, about 16&7. 

Henchman.* b. June. 1708; cL 1705. 

Ftank.^ b. Feb. 22. 1705 ; unm. ; d. in Weston, Xofember, 1850. 

Asa,^ b. April 20. 1707; m. Jane Staples. 

Cbailes Chandler,^ b. March 1, 1700; m. first, Susanna Holland; 
second, Izita K. Whitehouse; third, Eliza Clnrk. 

Artemas Powers,* b. April 20. ISOl : m. Rachel 31. Davis. . 

Jephthah,' b. Sot. 14. 1j^; unm. ; d. in Weston, 1825, aged 22. 

DQlly,^ h. 1805 ; unm. : living in Weston. 1871. 

Leland.' b. Feb. 22, 1S07; m. Cynthia Piper. 

Lucy,' b. Feb. 23, ISOO; m. Charles AuBtm. 







Ephbabi RxcHAajDSON* (jEphrainij* Jastahj^ Jo4iaAj* JosiaA^^ 
Hekiel^)^ son of Ephraim* and Elizabeth Richardson, of Dracut; 
bom there, Dea 27, 174o; married, first, Elsjlxob RxcHAitDso>'*; 
pubUshed June 4, 1763. Second, Mabt CsEErEn; pai>lishe<l 
June 27, 1776. I suppose the wido^ of John Cbeever, of Dracut. 

This family lived m Drnout. The father died there, Feb. 11, 
1815, aged 69. 

His children bj first wife, Eleanor, were : 

66S. Batfasheba^Y b. Oct 29, 1768; m. ^^ov. 24, 1701. Thomas Thissell, b. 
Oct 10, 1750, son of Bichard and Mary Thisseil, of Dracut 

By second wife, Mary : 

§[>hnumj b. March S, ITTT; m. Hannah Richardson (682]. 
iriam,' b. March ^ 1770; m. Au:;. i:0, 1^>U Abraham Colbum, 
b. ^tay 22, 177.^ son of Abraliam and Mary Colbum, of Dra- 
cut They had nine children. 
Betty,^ b. June 21« 1731 ; m. Samuel Corey, of Nottingham West, 

now Hudson. X. H^ April 10. IbtiT. 
Rhoda,' b. July 1. llf^i; m. William Clough, Jr., July 12, 1801. 
MoUy.T b. Feb. 14, ITcC. 




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The fiitlier of these children conveyed^ Nov. 7, 1798, to hb 
only son, Ephraim, his ilirm in Dracut, on certain conditions, re- 
servio!{ to himself one-half of the produoe of the fiinn» 


Lc » Obadiah Richabdsox * (JfouSj^ Josiah^^ Jbsia/i,* Jai* 
oA,* ±0ukid^)^ eldest son of 3Ioses* and Elizabeth (Coibnm) 
Rich dson, of Dracut ; 1x>rn there, Jan. 4, 1758 ; married, 1775, 
Hannah Uildketh, born Oct. 15, 1757, daughter of Elijah and 
Snscannah (Barker) Hildi-eth, of Methnen, ami granddaughter of 
Major Ephniim and 3Iercy (Richai-dson) Hildreth, of "Dracnt. 
[See 204.J They were published May 10, 1775- 

He lived in Dracut. He was one of the executors of the will 
of his grand&ther, Capt. Josiah Richardson.^ [See 104.] He 
was an active and influential man. His name often occurs on the 
lovra records of Dracut. Ho was a fence-viewer in 1776 and 
1785; constable, 1778, 1779, and 1780; lieutenant, 1781; fish- 
warden, 1783 and 1794; tythingnian, 1796, 1797; surveyor of 
highways, 1808. 

Hb will is dated Oct. 1, 1831 ; proved 1886. He died in his 
eighty-third year. 

His children, all bora in Dracut, were : 

Obadiah,^ b. Sept li>, 1TT6: m. Rhoda Hazeltine. 
Susanna,^ b. Dec. 27. 17TT; m. 1798, Capt James Tamum HQ- 
drethy b. Dec. ^, ITTi. son' of Josiah and Hannah ( Vamum) 
Hildreth, of Dracat They were published ^arch 17, 1708. 
67S. Ja»M$ Vamum (Hildreth), b. Aug. 31^ 1703. 

Arabella (Hildreth), b. Xot. 5, IS'JS; d. March 24, 1311. 
Sumnna (HUdreth), b. March 17, ISOft. 
Ji>$iah (Hildreth). b. Dec. 31, m06. 
Obadiah Rlch€irdiion (Hndreth), b. June 19, 1809. 
Hannah Eltira (Hildreth), b. Jan. 17, 181L 
.Xiaae Coftum (Uildrecb), b. Imx^. 12. 1814. 
Sarah Codum (Hildret;h). b. March 20. 1819. 
Sarah,* b. Jan. 18, 1782: m. Capt Isaac Cobunu of Dracut, 1798. 

He died March IS. 1.S21. She died Xot. S, 1821. 
' Hannah,' b. July 12, 1'^r, m. 1S03, Ephraim Richardson [6C61. 
Clarissa,^ b. March 24, 1787; m. Marcn 28, 1809, Amos Bo>-nton, 

of Andoper. 
Lydia,' b. April S, 1780: m. Dec. 12, 1812, Col. Prescott Varnum, 
Qi Dracut She wsi» his second wife. By his first wife, Elizar 
beth, he had nine children, three sons and six daughters. 
They lired in Dracuc Children, by Lydia: 
885. Archibald (Tamuni), b. June 0, 1812; 
686. Laura Aufm^ta (Vamum), b. April 22, 1814. 
6S7. CharloUt Bichat^laon (Vamum), b. April 9, 1816. 
L Merrill,^ h. Oct IS. IT'Jl: m. 1819, Mercy Vood, b. April 7, 1795, 
daughter of Ainos and Mercy Wood, of Dracut Children, b. 
in Dracut: 
689. SapAto,* b. Jan. 28. 1820. 
600. Ji>An iferri/C' b. Sept :{0. 1821. 
They probably moved away. 
Sophia,7V Sept 29, 17&3. 

Elizabeth,? b. June 20, 1707; m. April 7, 1814, Asa Parlcer, b. 
^ March 17. 1701, ;ion of John and Mercy Faricer, all of Dracut 
Chariottc / b. Dec. .5, 1799. 
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Sarjlh Richabdsox* {Jlotu^y Jbsiahj* Josiah^' Josiah^ Eu- 
iEritf^), sister of the preceding; bom in Dracut, Harch 13, 1755; 
married, 1780, He>*bt Colbc&x, bom Jan. 5, 1744-3, son of 
Ephraim and 7oanna Colbura, of Dracut. 

She was his second wife. They lived in Dracnt. 

Children : 

605. Henry* (Colbnm), b. Dec. 16, 1780; m. ^rs. Pat^ Adams, in 1310 

or 1811. 

606. Sarah (Colbum), b. Aug. 1. 1783. 
60T. Thomas (Colbum), b. Dec 16, 1735. 
60S. Anna (Colbom), b. Feb. 14, 1704. 


* *SIku£L EicujJU>so^* (Moses,^ Josiahj* Jasiahj* Josiah^ Ij^- 
Xne/^), supposed to be the yonngest son of Alosea Richardson, of 

We find a record of this man and his family in Pelham, the 
town immediately north of Dracut, and till 1741 a part of that 
town. But in neither town is there a record of his birth, nor 
are we told who his lather was. But circumstances make it eri* 
dent that he was a gramlison of Capt. Josiah Richardson,^ of 
Dracut. Of this, there cannot be a shadow of doubt. As little 
doubt is there of a similar connection with the Colbum &mily of 
Dracut. But he was not a son of David,* the ferryman, who had 
a son Samuel, the husband of Pradence Wood. The probability 
is that he was a son of Moses.* 

Samuel Richardson, of Pelham, of whom we now speak, was 
bom in Dracut, about 1768; married, first, Ax^ta Parser, of 
that place, March 23, 1786, who died after the birth of two chil- 
dren. Second, Ta^jlr Colbttrx, of Dracut, March 5, 1792. 

He owned and cultivated a farm in Dracut, probably till his 
son Asa was old enough to take care of it, but uved in Pelham 
the greater part of his life. In his will, dated Feb. 26, 1842, 
proved May 3, 1842, he mentions wife Tamar, and the six chil- 
dren, now to be named, as then living, viz.: Asa, Elinor, Hannah, 
Sally, Reuben, and David ; ^ gives the farm in Dracut, on which 
Asa then lived, to his grandson, Asa W. 31., of Dracut, on condi- 
tion of paying a certain debt, and gives to Reuben and David the 
homestead in Pelham. He also mentions a gpranddaughter, Se- 
mantha Richardson, as living and unmarried. 

Children, all bom in Pelham, by first wife, Anna : 

600. Lydla,^ b. May 9, 1786; probably d. young. 
70a Parkor,T b. June 21, 1763; probably d. young. 

^Keartr all these names trs found elsewhere amonff the grandchildren of 
Capt. Jostah RkhAcdMn.4 

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B J second wife, Tamar : 

TOt. SfOljr.r b. Sept 25, 1703: anm. ; Uving in 1374. 

702. Minor,' b. Jan. 10, 1794; Uvin;; 1S42. 

703. A«a,T b. Xov. 1, 17r«o: IWnff 1^2. 

704. Reub«n,7 b. Xov. 5. l7->7; Uvinff 1374. 

4-70Sw Samual.* b. Maj 20, ISOO; m. 5ybU Richardson [783]. 
70e. I>aTid,7b.Aag. 20,lS05;UTingl374. 


William Richjlbosox* (Davidy^ Josiahj* JbsiaV Josiah^ 
Ez€kid% son of David* and Elizabeth (Colbnrn) Richardson, of 
Draont; bom there, Xov. 22, 1758; married, Jan. 12, 17i:?6, Sir- 
SJLXXX HiLDBETH, bom Sept. 3D, 1764, daughter of Elijah and 
Sasanna (Barker) Hildreth, and granddangbtcr of Major Ephraini 
and Mercy (Richanlson) Hildreth, of Dfacnt. [See 204.] He 
vas, therefore, cousin to ObadLih Richardson, just noticed, in tira 
Trays; both being grandsons of Capt. Josiah Richardson, and 
their wives sranddaaghters of Major Ephraim'flildreth. 

They lived in the easterly part of Dracut. He lived to the age 
of ninety-one. 

Their children, all bom ia Dracut, were : 

TQfT. Wimam,Tb. May30,17Ba. 

7Q6b Charles,^ b. Oct. 7, 173S: m. Sarah Parker, of Dracnl, Dec. 10, 

1S20. Thej went to BuiEalo to reside. 
700. Josiah J b. Apnl 7, 1791. 

710. Susanna. Y b. April 6. 1703; m. 1S18. Joseph M. Mone. 

711. Fttnis.f b. March 1,. 1705; m. 1S20, Shadrach Harris. 

TVL Israel fiildrech,? b. Feb. S, 1707: m. Mary Ann Davidson, Aug. 
12, 1S20. He was named for his mother's only brother, who 
was selectman of Dracut, 1791, and treasurer, 1700. 

7I8L Hannah,^ b. March 20. 1790; m. *^— ; lives in Manchester, 1874. 

714. Obadiah.? b. Oct. 12. ISOl; m. ^annah Yeaton. They lived in 
Dracut, where both died. 

713. Sophronia,^ b. Dec. 27. 1803. 

713. Paulina,? b. Dec. 12, 1306. 


Rkitbex RiCHJLBDSoy * (David^* Jbsiah^^ Josiah^* Josiah^^ JSee* 
^if^^h brother of the preceding; bom in Dracut, 3Iarch 16, 
li63; married, first, Xo%-. 23, 1789, Dollt Colbitbx, bora July 
22, 1763, daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Hall) Colbnra, of Dracut. 
Second, 1791, Dcborxs Bctterfield, of Tyngsborough ; pub- 
lished May 19, 17D1. Third, Sjlrxh Colbubst; perhaps sister of 
the first wife. 

He lived in Dracut, where he was tythingman, 1798, and sur* 
^eyor of highways, 1807. He succeeded his father as owner and 
operator of the ferry across Merrimack River, between Chelms- 
ford and Dracut, at the point where is now the city of Lowell. 
He must have died about the year 1838, administration being 
then granted to his tindow Sarah. 

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His children, all born in Draeat, all by second wife, were : 

TIT. Dolly,T b. Oct. 5, ITW: nnmarried. 
Tia Deborah.' b. 3£arck 12. 17W; unmarried. 
Tia RenbenJ b. Dec. 12. 1TD5; m. Mary or Xancy Bennett, of Biller- 
ica. They lired in Dracat Cliildven : 

TSOl ffenry,* d. yonn^r. 

T21. Danittf was married : engaged in the war against the rebel* 
Hon, and d. in the Union army. 

T5S. yancyf m. *— Thompson, and died» 

723. JTary,* d. yonng. 

T24. SnrahJ m. — — Honsler, a German. 
725. Levi/ b. Xor. 11, 1797; married, and had: 

72t5. JoAn,* d. young. 

727. Gtorff€^* m. -— - ^TcFarland ; lives in LowelL 

723. CftaWet,* m. ^— ; lived in Dracnt 

729. Stfas.* 

780. JatepK^ 

731. Xttdndo,' m. Joseph Carlton. 

732. Annaf m. Thomas Jefferson Cobum. 

733. Sarah f m. . 

,*.. The three last named were living 1S74. 
7S4b JoeU* b. ATarch 24, ISOO; unmarried. 
TSa. Benjamin,^ b. July 24, 1308; d. Aug. 5, 1918. 


Samitel Richardsox* (David,* JoHahy^ Jotnah^ Jasiahj^ -Eie- 
A-i(tf^)ybrother of the preceding; bom in Dracnt, Feb. 14, 1765, 
by £unily reconi, but by town record 1766 ; married, ^rch 3, 
1795, Pbudexcb Wood, bom Deo. 15, 1768, daughter of William 
and Abigail (Fox) Wood, of Dracnt. 

. He passed liis iUe in Drncut; was a farmer; snrreyor of lam- 
ber from 1800 to 1805; measurer of wood and bark from 1806 to 
1814; member of the school committee, etc. We may hence in- 
fbr hu intelligence and respectability. We may also infer it from 
the excellent character of his children. 

He died Dec. 9, 1844. Pradence, his wife, died Dec. 3, 1854, 
aged 86. 

Tbetr children, all bom in Draoat, were : 

737. Samuel,^ b. May 13, 1790; d. young. 

+738. SamneU^b. Oct. 12, 1707; m. first, Hannah Yaraum; second, 


-|-739. Fanny.* b. Dec. 24, 1790; m. 29'athaniel Fox. 

- -740. David J b. AprU 16, 1803; m. Fannv Vamum. 

- -741. Dana,' b. April 11, 1305; m. Emily Swett 

- -742. Prudence.7 b. April 21. 1800; m. Aer. ^iUiam Walker. 
+748. Ahnira,* b. Apnl 9, 1S12; m. Herbert Cobum. 


Capt. THAOOEtrs RiCHABDSOx* (Dcmidy* Jb$i<ihy* Jbsictht'JO' 
noAf* £ukusl^), brother of the preceding, and youngest son of 
David* and Elizabeth (Colburn) Richai^son, of Dracut; bom 
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He lived in Dracnt; was a miller and a fiirmer; served the 
town as fish*warden^ 1797 and 1820; as snrveyor of highways, 
1806; as collector, 1821; constable, 1311, 1812, 1821; school 
committee, 1815. « 

He died June 18, 1845, aged 77 years, 5 months. His wife 
Polly died March 20, 1850. 







His children, all bom in Dracut, were : . 

PolljJ b. April I.S. 1802; anm.; d. Dec. 0, 1844. 

Tliaddeas.7 b. Auc. 1^ 1S03; m. Betsey ^oulton Bradford. 

Joseph Bradley Yomum,' b. June 13, 1805; d. Aujt. IS, ISOO. 

Loaisa,* b. 3Xay 21, 1807; m. January, ISSO. John Richardson, of 
Pellmm, 2?. £L Ifo is a ehoemaker. Thej have three chil- 
dren, 1874. 

Alma,^ b. Harch 6, 1809; m. Stephen Everett, of Saco, He., Sept. 
Itf, 1S32. 

Joseph Bradley Vamnm,^ b. 3Xay 8, 1811 ; m. Dea 3t, 1849, Rosi- 
na Ajmon, o£ LitchJIeld, N. K, He died Jan. 6, 1848. 


Robert Richardson* (Zaehariahj* Zachariah^* Jbsiah^* Jbsu 
ahy^ Iiukid% son of Zachariah' and Sarah. (Warren) Richani* 
son, of Chelmsford ; bom there, Feb. 8, 1756; married Jaxe >. 

He died at Chelmstbrd, Nov. 4, 1799, aged 48 years, 8 months. 

Children : 

752. Robert,^ \ twins, bom \ Robert d. in Chelmsford, 1818. 

753. Jane,7 f Jane 11, 1774» f 


^Ierct Rxcsardsox* (Zachariah,* ZdcAariuhy* JbsiaA^* JbsU 
*ih^ JBgeAiel^)^ sister of the preceding; bom in Chelmsford, Aug. 
^t 1759; nuirricd, Oct. 16, 1<81, Capt. Joszah Fletcher, bom in 
Chelmsford, March 20, 1759, son of Josiah and Mary Fletcher. 

Children, bora in Chelmsford : 

751 Mercy (Fletcher), b. Oct 29; 1782. 
75;#. Jo^ali (Fletcher), b. March 2, 1785. 


Elijah Richardso^t* {Zaefutriahy* 2!achari(xhj* JoHah^^ Tosi- 
<^*'EzekUl})^ brother of the preceding, and ronngcst son of 
^aeh.iriah Richardson,* of Chelmsford ; bom there, 1767 ; mar- 
"/••''Mart or Molly Howard, dauorhter of Samncl Howard, of 
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Children : 

+756b Joteph,' b. Jan. 1, ISOl ; m. Lncf Minukda Byain. 
737. Samuel,' b. ^tay 4, 1S02; m. Sarah — w U9 lived in Cbelms- 
ford, and died April 30, ISdS. One ohild: 
75S. Samuel Auanttwi,* h. Dec 7, 1837. 

+730. £Ujali,7 b. Sor. li, 1S03; m. EUabeth ^. 

700. Aivab,7 b. Jan. 7, 1S07. 
7<5L ^Ury/b. Aug. 14^1800. 


Ret. Elijah Fletchkk {Bridget Richanhonf ZdcAariah^* 
Jo$iahf Josiafh^ Ezekid^ eldest son of Timothy and Bridget 
(Richardson) Fletclier, of Westford ; bom there, Jnne 8, 1747 ; 
married Rebecca Chamberlaix, of Westford, May 24, 1773. 

He graduated at Harvard College,. 1769. At that time, the 
names of the graduates did not occur on the college catalogue, as 
nour, in alphaGeiical order; they wore arranged, perhaps, with 
some reference to schobrship, but with more regard, probably, to 
the socLil standing of the parents. Hence the name of Theophi- 
lus Parsons, whose Uilents and scholarship were of the first order, 
stands the eighth in the dass of 1769, while that of Elijah Fletch- 
er appears near the bottom. 

He was the second minister of Hopkintou, N-. H., where he was 
• ordained Jan. 27, 1773. In his parish he found a poor boy, 
named Samuel Webber, of good native talents, whom he pre* 
pared for college, aod otherwise assisted in obtaining an edoca- 
tion. Webber graduated at Harvard College in 1784 ;. soon rose 
to distinction as a scholar; was Professor of Mathematics and 
STatnral Philosi>phy in- Harvard College from 1789 to 1806, and 
President of the college from 1806 till his deatli, July 17, 1810. 
He was the author of a Treatise on Mathematics, which for sev- 
eral years was a classic in some of the New England coilejges. 
** President Webber ever felt and acknowledged his obligations 
to his early instructor and friend.** 

Mr. Eletcher died in ofice at Hopkinton, April 8, 1786, aged 
39. His widow Rebecca marrietl Rev. Christopher Paige, t^m 
at Hardwick, Mass., June 12, 1762; graduated Dartmouth Col- 
leger 1734; was ordained pastor at Ptttstield, N. H., 1789; after- 
wards presicheil at various places in Now Humpsiiire, and died at 
SalUbury, N. H., Oct. 12, 1822, aged 60. His wife Rebecca died 
July 9, 1821. His mother died at the age of 102. 

The children of Rev. Elijah Fletcher were : 

702. Bridget (Fletcher), b. 1774; m. Jasiah ^Vhite, of Pittsileld. X. H. 

7*J. Rebecca (Fletcher), b. 1777; m. Hon. Israel \V. Kelly, of Sails* 
buiy, N. II. Siie died in Concord, X. H^ \$^Z. 

764. Grace (Fletcher), tx about I7{r0; m. May 20, ISO?, Hox. D.uriEL 
WcosTEB, b. in Salisbury, X. U., Jan. IS. 1782, son of Ebene- 
terand Abijn^tl (Eautman) Websccr. The uame of Daniel 
Webster is one which the country can never let die, .and the 
world vh\\ long edio his prais^e. He (n^duated at Dartmouth 
College in IS*)! ; read law with Hon. Thomas W. Thompson, of 
Concord, X. H., and afterwards with Hon. ChrUtopher Uore, of 
'Boston; was admitted to the bar there in March, U>a5; began 

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practice at Boscawen. April. ISOS; removed to Portsmouth in 
^September, 1S07: tn» a representative in Coniprees from 1S13 
to 1817; removed to Boston in 1;$10; wtu again representative 
to Congress from IS^G to 1S27: U. S. senator from 1S27 to 
19.^, and again from 1S45 to 1S50: was Secretary of State from 
1841 to 1S4-A and a;;atn from 1350 to lS.3'i. The splendid argu- 
ments made br him in tlie case of the Elnapps at balem, and 
of Webeter in Boston, and the inestimable service rendered 
his conntrr in the necrotiation of the Ashburton Treaty, can 
never be forgotten. Dartmouth Justly boasts of hun a» the 
most eminent of her sons, and the country rejoices in him as 
unsurpassed amonir her statesmen. Mrs. Grace Webster, his 
irife. died in the city of New York, Jan. 21, lS*id. He after- 
Tvards married, at 2^ew York, Dec. 12. 1$39* Caroline Bayard 
Le Roy, daughter of Herman Le Roy, of New Vork city. 
He died at his ntiopted home in MarshHeld, Mass..* Oct. 24, 
* 1352, aeed 7a The children of Hon. Daniel and Grace (Fletch- 
er) Webster were: 
765. Grace Fletcher (Webster), b. in Portsmouth, X. H.; d. in 
Boston, Janunrr. 1S17. 
Daniel Fletcher ( Webster), b. in Portsmouth, July 23, 1313. 
He was extensively laiown as Fletcher Webster; was a. 
eolonel fn the war against the rebellion, and fell at the 
head of his regiment in tlie second and fiercely contested 
batUe of BuU Rnn. Aug. 30. 1SU2. 
Julta (Webster), b. in Boston; d. April 23, l$i3. 
Charles ( WebsterK b. in Boston; d at two years old. 
Edward (Webster), b. in Boston, July 20, 1320: graduated 
Dartmouth College. 1^1 ; never married ; was a major in 
the U. S. amy in the Mexican war, and died at St. Angel, 
Mexico, Jan. J^ 1S43, aged 27. 
Timothy (Fletcher) (brother of Grace, tlie wife of Daniel Web* 
ster), b. in Hopldnton, X. H. ; m. first, Mary Cliadwick, of 
Portland, Me., who died December, 1314. aged '20. Second, 
Sarah P. Adams, of Bath, Me., who died in Boston, May 1% 
MIL He-was a oMTChant in Portland, Me. 

[Partly from Fletcher Genealogy. ] 




JosxAn Fletcher {Bridget Richardson^^ Za€haria/t*-Jositth* 
JoeiaAj* ,Eiekiel^)^ socon<l ssoii of Timothy and Bri^Jget ( Rich.nrd« 
!*on) Fletcher, of Westford; bom .thure, Oct. 19, 1749; mar- 
ried— -i-^ 

He irns a soldier of the Revolution, and tras in the b.attles of 
il^mker Hill, White Plain.*, Bennington, and TIconderoga.t In 
1781, he removed to Cavendish, Vt., and soon after to the adjoin- 
ing town of Ludlow, of which he was one of the first settlers, 
ind where he died, Feb. 27, 1825. He was a devoted Christian, 
autl held various civil officers. 

• He came to Maxshfleld In 1832. He was fond of owning Und. and at leo;:rh 
•.':i:ru! to own 1900 scies. He xra4 also fond of '^wyi cactie, and liwl a very larse 
itmiiber; He sec ont a srreac nucaber of tre«»4 which in UI7A yielded VJUO lor- 
re U ui appiss. A 3Ir. \Ve.4too cjok care of hU place. 

.^^^^<e was not, strictly spe^kin^, a battle of Ticoodero^ at least not Unr- 
.1 *"• *?»®lartonary war. I here foilvw the Fletciier (nsnealosry. The coni- 
{Mier ot that work probably intended die luiUtary operaticas which led to the 
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His chiKlren, born in Ashbr, Ma»n vere: 

. Til. Lnther (Fletcher), b. Feb. 19, 1730. He was aphysician. He 
marriecU Fell. 7, 1805. Salome Fletcher, b. in wenford. Mass.. 
ITSn, daughter of Hon. Asaph Fletcher^ of CaTendish. Tt., 
and sisfeer of the eminent, worthy, and Hon. Richard Retcher, 
oC Boston, Judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts from 

Bom in Lndlow, Vt.: 

772. Asa (Fletcher), h. June 12, 1732: m. Rebecca Fletcher. Feb. 7, 
1305y at the same moment and by the same act which gave 
her sister Salome to her husband's brother. Dr. Lutlicr Fletch- 
er, just noticed* She wns a consistent member of the Baptist 
Church iA Ludlow, and died there, XoT. 1, 1300. Her husband 
was a deacon in the same church. 

778. :Cathaa P. (Fletcher), b. 173:J: m. ^•ichols, in 1S12. He 

practiced law in Ludlow till 132iS; then removed to Hadley, 
Mass., till 1380; thence to Independence. Ohio; thence to 
OberUn, Ohio» and died at St Chur. Mich., Dec. 13, 133.>. 

774. Joseph (Fletcher), bom, lired, and died in Ludlow; m. a Spoon^ 
er, and had one son, Joseph^ who died unmarried. 

[Fletcher Genealogy.] 


Ltdia RiCHARDSO?r* (JasiaA,* Zachariah^* Jbsiah,* Jbsiah^* 
JS&ekid% eldest dau^rhter of Josiah* and Lydia (Warren) Rich- 
ardson, of Chelmsford ; bom there, Dec. 7, 1763 ; married, Jan. 
24t 1788, Deju Jony F-vrmer,* bom Dec. 1, 1762, son of Oliver* 
and Rachel (Shed) Farmer, of Chelmsford. 

He wn% a deacon of the First Church in Chelmsford from 1797 
tiir September, 1808, xrhen he removed with his £imil]r to Lynde- 
borongh, N. H. From Lvndeborough they removed to Merri- 
mack/K. EL, where he died, Nov. 17,^1314, aged nearly 52. 

Their children, all bom in Chelmsford, were: 
713. John (Farmer), b. June 12, 1T30; never married.* 

* Jomr Fabmxb, bom June 12. 1TS9, the eldest of the above children, was 
tlie dbcinKiushed AarrtQOAHr. Me vraft eiiilaent above ail inea of hU time, at 
l«ia«t io tlUs country, fur an exanc knowimlce of factM and events einbraced in 
the historv of Xetr Hanipshiret an«i et'en nf Xetr England. He was strictly a 
seif-msile'man. Fond of bm^ks from childhooil, and esDectaliy fond of liistor- 
leal research, be was aUo fAzniliar with the literature oi tite day. From six- 
teen to twenty-one he was ss^iistant or cleric in a store in Amherst, N*. H. 
Flnditti; tliis employmeDt too ardnons for I1L4 health, which was always feeble» 
lie left th« store in ISIO. and enipi^l In school-keeping, in which he excelled. 
In 1X21, he removed to Concord, >i. H., and in connection with Dr. rfamuei 
SI«»rril openeil an ap«>tb«cary store. He bad alreaily become known as an an- 
tifiunry, and hail pnblishdl two or three small lilHtoricai works; bnt fnira this 
thue he pursued his uopretendint; but most useful labors with great zeal, diii« 
};ence, an«l success. 

Tlitt most Important and ralnable of hU works is a " Oenealosical Register 
of the Flmc s»ettlers of New En-^aud," S vo. pp. 351, issued in WJJ, a wonder- 
ful monument of patient indiistr\\ He alio (rompiled a Oazetteer of ^Tew 
Hawpf(hire, in connection witii Jacob B. Moore, a ^'ew Hampshire Annual 
Ee-^^ter, a new e<iirion of Deiknap's History of Xew Hanipshire. with many 
rorreetiitmi and ailiUtionii, verr much improved from the ori^ual work, and 
many »maller works. He dieil in Conconl, >. H., Aug. 13, 1838, hi his forty- 
ninth year. HU memory is greatlv honored. 

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na. 3ifilM (Fanner), b. Jan. IS, 1701 ; ou Jalr 4, 1816, Sophia H. 
Crooker, daughter of 3(a1or Turner Crooker. of Amhent X. H. 

TTT. Chariotte (Farmer), h. July 20, IH^; m. Aug; 3. 1815, Capt 
James Riddle, of Merrimack, N. H. She died Ang. a, 16:25. 
aged S3, while on a visit at Quincy fur her health, and was in- 
terred at Bedford, X. H. 

718. Haiy (Farmer), b. Aug. 31. 1704. 

7791 Jedediah (fanner), b» April 5» 1802. 


JosiAR BicuARDSoy* (Josiahj' Zachariah^* Jbsiah^ Jbsiah^^ 
,EBekiel^)t second son of Josiah^ and LydiA (VTarren) Richarditon, 
of Chelmsford ; bom there^ Jan. 9, 1767; raarried, March 2, 1794, 
Sybil Richardsox/ bom Hay 11, 17759 daughter of Jonas ^ and 
Dolly Jones, of Dracnt. [See 639.] 

They lived in Chelmsfoni, on the fiirm which had belonged to 
his father, about five miles from what is now Lowell. He and his 
I;: brother Simeon [445] gave a bond, dated Feb. 6, 1794, in which, 

*f in consideration of deeds given to them by their father, Josiah 
Richardson, they agree to maintain him and his son, Paal Rich- 
ardson, a person non edmpo$ mentiSy during life. 

The children of Josinh and Sybil Richardson were: 

780. 8ophia,7b. July 14, 1704; d. Dee. 18, 1808. 

781* Dolly,' b. Dec 15, 1705; never married, but had a danghter, bom 

oa| of wedlock, who resided with her and with Joeiah, her 

782. Esther,* b. Deo. 27, 1707; d. Sept. 27, 1700. 
788. Sybil.7 b. Oct 1, 1799; m. Samuel Richardson r705]. 
784. Jodah'Y b. Dea 15, 1801; nu DoUy ; Uyed in Chehnsford. 

His childiea appear to have been: 

788. Sybils 

787. PoUy.* 

788. JMoA.' 


SiLA8 RiCHABDsox* (Jo^iohy^ ZachaHcA,^ Jo$i€thj* Ja^iah* 
-^JrtW^), brother of the preceding; bora in Chelmsford, Dec. 27, 
1772; married, first, Oct. 30, 1797i'LTDiA Masct, bora in Dracut, 
Jaly 28, 1776, daughter of Bartholomew and Marr 3Iaroy, of Dra- 
cut. She died Oct. 1, 1803. Second, Luar Tabb, bora' Oct. 23, 
177S, daughter of Seth Tarr, of Georgetown, lie. She died Aug. 
— » 1853. 

He waa a shoemaker and fiirmer in Westford, joining Chelms- 
ford, and was one of the selectmen of Westford several years.. 
In 1802, he removed to Greene, Kennebec Co., Maine, as we find 
'Jt ^^^^* ^f which this is an abstract. 

Silas Richardson, of Westford, Mass., cordwainer, buys of 
t^lieneser Pinkham, of Greene, county of Kennebec, Me., for four 
hundred dollars, sixty-five acre»of land on the northeast end of 
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His ohildren by first wife, Lydia, and bora in Westford, were : 

tBOi Silas Marej.? b. Sept 10, 170S; d. Sept 1, 180a 
790. Lydia Warren,* b.Auff. 28, lSOO;d.JLasp, 13,1302. 

I Born in Greene, Me. : 

791* Lydia Warren,^ b. Feb. 2. 1808 ; m. Isaac Lander, son of Lazarus 
Lander, of Greene, Me. No children. They settled in Bow^ 
doin, Me. 

By second wife, Lucy: 

702. Lncy,* b. Jan. 3. 1S06 ; unm.; d. Oct 25, 1829. acd. 21. 
+79S. Joseph Marcy,' b. June 8, ISIO: m. Ann Furbusn. 
+7»4. Charles,' b. f eb. 23, 1S12 ; m. OUre Miller. 

79& John Farmer,^ b. April 10, 1814; unm. ; was a trader; died Jan. 
18, 1858. 

790. Mary Ann. 'b. March 26, 1816, m. first Orin Spra|;^e, of Greene^ 
Thejhad three children, all of whom died unmarried; one 
was drowned; two died in the army. Second, Zlias T. Mer- 
rill, of Parkman, Me. They -had two children. The father 
became insane. The children were: 

707. lAQaard (Merrill), d. youoK* 

708. Rota (Merrill), went to Salem with her father, who became 
insane, and dietl there. 

799. SallyJ b. June 15, 1^18: m. first. James Bickford. of Lewiston, 
Ale., second. Levi F. Parlin. of Bingham, Me. Children: 

800. Xticy (Bickford), m. Enoch H. Pratt in California. 

801. Eugene (Parlin). 

802. Clara (Parlin), resides at Clipper Mills, Co. of Bntte, Cali* 

808. JWniik (ParUn). 
She aocompanied her second husband to California, and d. there. 
801 Silas Tarr/ b. Au^. 18. 1820; m. Sarah Miller, a sUter of Olive, 
his brother Chaxies' wife. See above. He is a trader and 
fanner, 1874. They settled in Amity, Alleghany Ca, N. T. 
P: O. address, Betanont Children: 
805. EdieWuDBLlS,'^ 
806w JEUxa6i<A,* unm. 1874. 


Hox. WnxTASc Mbrchjott Richasdsox* (DanldJ^ Wifliamj^ 
JTosiah^* Jo$iah^ Ei€kM^)^ eldest son of Captain Daniel* and 
Sarah (Merchant) Richard.«on, bom in Pelham, N. H., Jan. 4, 
]T74; married, Oct. 7, 1799, Betsey Smith, bom Nov. 3, 1773, 
danshter of Jesse Smith, of Pelham, N. H. 

OA graduated at Harvard College, 1797, and received the de- 
gree of LL. D. from DartmoQth C^ilego in 1827. He was for a 
time principal of the academy in Groton, Alass. He studied law 
with Hon. Samuel Dana, of Groton, and was tor a season asso- 
ciated with Judge Duna in tlie practice of law. He was post- 
master in Groton from 1804 to 1812. While a resident in Groton 
he was twice elected from the Middlesex District a member of the 
United States House of Representatives, to wit, in 1811 and 
1813 ; taking part with the administration of Mr. Madison in 
those exciting times. In 1814, he re^dgned his seat in Congress, 
and removed to Portsmouth, N. H., where he resumed the prac- 
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He vas the author of the ^ Neir Hnnipshire Jtistice and Town 
Officer.^ The following notice of Jadge Richardson was far* 
nished br a gentleman well acquainted with. him, and thoroughly 
competent to the edS>rt of preparing it. 

In 1816, he was appointed Cqikf Justice of the Sutse^ie 
Court of New Hampsiure, which office he continued to hold during 
theiemainder of his life, twenty*two years. He did more for the 
jurisprudence of that State than has' been accomplished by any 
other jud^e. 

With him began the first published reports of judicial decbious, 
and his opinions extend through the tirst nine volumes of the 
N. H* Reports. As a judse he was noted for his quickness of np« 
prehensiont his ready appTication of common-law principles, and 
nis perfect integrity. He had not access to large libraries, but 
added to a strong common sense he had a line general culture, 
and a profound uiowiedge of the English Common Law. His 
numerous opinions are generally short and are based on ac» 
knowledged principles rather than authority. He u.sed to rally 
his associate, atterwards Chief Justice Joel Parker, upon the 
leni^^h of his opinions. 

They were both learned lawyers, and had the sreatest respect 
and a&ction for each other. When obliged to publish dissenting 
opinions Judge Richardson wouhl say, ^ Well rarker, no matter 
who is right, orerybofly will adopt my opinion rather than take 
the trouble to read yours." He wrote his own opinions for the 
reports, and superintended the publication of the volumes. He 
was always prompt in his affiiirs, so that his opinions delivered at 
his Uist term before his death were found ready for the printer. 
His readiness to admit an error of opinion is remembered now by 
the older members of the bar. He had no £dse pride of opinion, 
but often would remark on opening the court in the morning, ^ I 
think I was wrong in mv ruling yesterday, and on considenitiou 
will rule the other way.'' 

A ^pradnate of Harvard,, he kept up his taste for literature, and 
especially for languages, both ancient and modem, through life. 
lie was a good Latin and Greek scholar, and after he moved to 
New Hampshire acquired the Spanish and Italian languages so as 
to make their literature his common reading for evening amuse- 
ment. He had a taste for poetry, and in early life indulged in 
writing poems on various occasions. He possessed a fine taste for 
mnsie, and played the bass-viol and sang with his family and tlie 
neighbors who' happened to be present. His ^ fiddle^ as he called 
it, was made by his brother. Gen. Samuel >L Richardson, who was 
also a musician and amused his leisure by manufacturing these 
instruments for his friends. His dockets, in which he took notes 
of trials in court, are interspersetl with musical notes of favorite 
tunes, with or without the words, sometimes several lines. He 
to«»k very few notes of evidence, trusting mostly to memory, and 
occupied the time when the trial wns tedious in thus writing 

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bariam nrranged ami clft^mfied bv hiA own hand. He took mach 
interest in his garden and especially in flowers, of which he had a 
good collection. 

He was no sportsmant but used often to drive with his children 
to Massabesio pond and lish from a large rock on the bank. Oc- 
casionally he went bee-liunting in the woods and was very much 
interestecl in the principle of that sport, which is that hooey bees, 
whenever eaueht, will strike a ** bee-line,'' t. e. a straight line, for 
the hive, usually in a hollow tree. 

He had some peculiar notions about what we, most of us, con- 
sider the comforts of life. He would not have a stove in his 
hoose^ and open fire-places were the only means of warming a 
larc^e, cold dwelling. His office was nearly as cold as out-oMoors, 
and the writer has often shivered over the law-books in the 
Jndge*s office, when the ink would fi-eeze on the table and had to 
be kept on the hearth. He drove his long circuits, in his chaise 
or sleiph, loO miles or more, with no sloves or mittens, till a few 
years before his death, when his dangTiters insisted on his taking 
with him some additional protection. They thongbt he really 
suffered with cold, though he insisted he did not. 

There is no portrait of him, but there is one of his brother, the 
General, whom he much resembled. He was a large, fine-looking 
man, perhaps five feet ten or eleven inches in height, with keen 
dark eyes, auite near-sighted, quick in his motions and speech, 
and rather aorupt though never rude in his manner. On his re- 
turn fit>m court after an absence of weeks, he would open the 
door, and to the affectionate salutations of. his £imily his first re- 
mark would be, "^Tell Ben to take care of the horse,** and no feel- 
ing was wasted in embraces or salutations. Yet he was kind and 
generous and affectionate in his somewhat puritanic way. 

In reliffion he preferred the Episcopaiuin forms, but there wss 
no such church at Chester, and he attended the Congregational 
meeting, and was on terms of intimacy ^vith Rev. Jonathan 
Clement, the pastor, who was a man of hi^h attainments. He 
rarely spoke of his own religious views, or, mdeed, of hioiself in 
an^ wa^. He hated all shams and pretences, and having no mean 
traits himself! he maintained in all about him a high tone of honor. 

He purchased the fiirm of Benjamin Brown,* in Chester, N. H., 
in 1819, and removefl to Giester the same year. He was fond of 
music* In November, 1831, he and others formed a ^Chester 
Musical Society,'* with corporate powers. 

He died in Chester, N. H., March 15, 1388, aged 64 years, 4 
months. A diMOorse at his funeral, March 26, 1838, by Rev. 
Jonathan Clement, was printed. 

•Bsajaioitt Brown came from K^trhury. Ho iras a lonip dmo ia partneisbip 
with Honrr Sweomor, in Chenter. Thcj did a lanro biixin^ts, macfa of it oo 
erodit;. To soenre tbamselves thor took fann» in pay. He died 1818. His non, 
BeT. Frani'id Drown, I>. D., bom Jml 11, 1784: eraduatetl Dartmouth College 
180S; marrie<l Elizabeth Gllman, dauf;hter of Kev. Tristrani Gil man. of >'orth 
Tarmouth, Me., Feb. 4, 1811: wa^ President of Dartmouth Coile^^ from 1815 
to 1820; died July 27, isao. (Gbaae's Uiatory of Chester, N. H^ p. 479.] 

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Hb children were : 

+80T. Samh llenslumt,^ b. Zlaj 81, 1800; m. 1826, Dr. Lemuel 31. 

•808. ^nUiamJ b. May 19. 1308; d. 1810. 

Betsey SmitV b. July 18. ISi^: jxu 1S35, Benjamin B. French. 
Mary Woodbury,^ b. April 12, ISOd: m. Samuel J. Spragne Vose. 
Anne,? b. Sept 28. 1811 ; m. Henry Fla^g French. 
Louisa.? b. June 37, ISU; m. Rev. Charles Pinckney RntselL 
Samuel Mather,' b. Dec. 2U, 1817; m. Mary \Vhitmoce. 


Get. Samttel Mathsb Rtcha&dsox* (Daniel^* William^ 
Jbsiah^* Jbaiah^^ JEzekiel^)fhTOtheT of the preceding; born in Pel- 
ham, N. H., Jan. 12, 1776; married, first, Abigail Spofford, June 
26,. 1798; second, Haxxar HABor (Surre) Gsgelet. Slie 
was a daughter of Daniel Hardy, who for a time resided in East 
Bradford, noiir Groveland, 3Iass*, but removed to Pelham, y. H. 
Her mother was Sarah Greenough, danghter of William and 
Hannah (Atwooil) Greenongh. Hannah (bom Hardy) had three 
husbands, first Rev. John Smith of Salem, N. H.; pastor there 
1797 to 1816 ; died in Maine, April 14, 1831, aged 6o. Second, 
— — Greeley, a merchant in Portland, ile. ; third. Gen. Samuel 
AL Richardson. 

He passed his life in his native town of Pelham, occupying his 
father's fiirm. He taught school in Dracut, 1796. He was repre- 
sentatiTe from Pelham to the Greneral Court of 27ew Hampshire 
twelve years; and one year a member of the State Senate. 

In the war of 1812, he was a major in the armj of the United 
States, and afterward a brigadier general in the militia of New 

He died at Pelham, on the old homestead, March 11, 1858. 
His portrait, procured by the citizens of Pelham, in recognition of. 
hispublic services, is suspended in their town hall. 
. He had no children, illrs. Richardson continued to reside in 

His will is dated Jan. 27, 18d7; proved April 6, 1858. His 
wife Hannah L. G. Richardson to have the use and improvement 
of all his estate, and Jonathan Whitehouse to carry on the farm, 
etc The First Congregational Society in Pelham 'to have eij^ht 
hundred dollars. The town of Pelh:im to have five hundred dol- 
lars. There were bequests to the American Tract Society, the 
American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, and 
the New Hampshire Bible Society. The remainder of the es- 
tate, not otherwise disposed of, to be sold, and equally divi<led 
between the children of the testator^s late brothers, William 
M. Richardson and Daniel Richardson, deceased ; and an equal 
•hare to the children of Anne R. French, deceased, wife of Henry 
F, French, to be equally divided between such of them as may 
be living at my decease. To my namesake, Samuel M. Rich- 
ardson, grandson of my said brother, William M. Richardson, one 
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tion^ etc. Tbe testator';! nephew^ Daniel S. Riohardson and WiU 
linm A. Richardson, to be executors and trustees. [Hillsborong^ 
Prob- l«eo, IxviiL 206.] 


Hon. Da^oel RrcHJLBDSOX* (2>a/iiV,» TPWiawi,* «/b««V Jo^ 
siah^ HAiel^)^ brother of the preceding; third son of Cant. 
Daniel * and Snrah (]i[erchant) Richardson ; bom in Peihnm. iN*. 
n., Jan. 19, 1783; married, first, :it Chelmsford, April 2, 1816, by- 
Rev. Wilkes Allen, to Mart Adams.* bom Jan. 4, 1788, second 
daughter of William * and Mary (Boby) Adams, of Chelmsford^ 
She died Aii^! 1, 1825. Second," Nov. 23, 1826, to her sister, Hjjf- 
XAH Adams,' bom Julv 14, 1803, the fourth daughter of the same 
parents. ^Sce 818, 820.] 

He studied law in Groton, Mass., probably with Hon.. Samuel 
Dana. He settled in Tyngsborongh, ^lass., where he pursued the 
practice^ of that profession with much success. He was postmas- 
ter of that place ve years; selectnuin 1817; representa- 
tive to the general court of Massachusetts two years; State sena* 
tor two yerTrs ; and heW various town offices many years. He 
died Feb. 12, 1842, aged 59. 

His children, all born in Tyngsborongh, were, by first wife, Mary : 

+314. Daniel Samuel J b. Dec 1, 1S16; m. first, Isabella Aiken, second, 

Anna B. Sawyer. 
H-Blfi. WnUam Adame,^ b. Xor. 2, 1831 ; m. Anna Mazia Manton. 

By second wife, Hannah: 

4^16b George Francis,^ b. Dec. e, 1820; m. Caroline AncostA Reed. 
For the pro^nitors of the two wires of Hon. Daniel Richardson of 
the name of Aoajcs, see Note after EuzjlBSTH Ricbabpsov* [2$0]. - 


William Adjlms, Esq.* {'Elizabeth Bichardson^* John^* Johiy* 
JbtiaK^ EzekUl^)^ son of William and Elizabeth (Ricliardson) 
Adams, of Chelmsford ; bom there, April IS, 17G2; married, 
Nov. 1, 1785, 31aey Ronr, of Dunstable, X. H., now Nashua. 

He resided in Chelmsford, his native place. 

At the age of sixteen [1T78] he joined the army of the Revo* 
lution, and served in two campaigns, one of six months, in 1778, 
the other of eight months in length, 1780. In the second of 
these campaigns he was stationed at West Point, and witnessed 
the execution of Major Andre, Oct. 2, 1780. His elder brother 
Solomon served in the army the same iensth of time, and both 
returned together at the close of 1780 to Chelmsford. 

He bought his brother's part of their deceased father's farm 
and built a house upon it. Ue was extensively known and highly 

Ho died Dec. 25, 1843, aged 81 years, 8 months. He had ten 
children, five sons and five daughters. I am able to give the 
names of only the following: 

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817. The eld«ft, a dnughterr died the third day after hirtii. 

S18w Mary (Adams), b. Jan. 4» 17S8 ; m. Hon. Daniel Richardson * [457]* 

819. A daughter. 

82a Hannah (Adams), h. Jnlr 14, 1803; m. Hon* Daniel Riohardson* 

82L Thomas JeiEerson (Adams), b. May 5. 1806; m. ; Urea in 

Xorth Chelmsford: has bat one ohild: 
828. Ckarle$ W. S. AdamM. 
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AacA RicHABDsov * (Samueij^ JSleazarj^ Samuefy* Jbsiahj^ Eb&^ 
kid^\ eldest daughter of Samoel' and Aina (Fletcher) Richard- 
son^ of Westford, Mass.;* bom there, Jnne 16, 1805; married, 
April 15, 1825, her second coasio, Lstx Tboma.s Fletches,^ bora 
in Westford, April 22, 1798, sou of Lyman • and Louisa Fletcher. 
LymAn* was a son of Joshua,* who was a son of Joseph Fletcher/ 
all of TTestford. 

The valuable farm of her £itber, Samuel Kchardson,* which 
the latter took in a wild, uncultivated state, is now, 1874, owned 
and occupied by the said Levi Thomas Fletcher. It is situated 
at Brookside, in the north-east part of l^Yestford. 

Children : 

Ama Elizabeth (Fletcher), b. June 21, 1836; d. Feb. 22, 1847. 

Susan Augusta (Fletcher), b. Aug. 3, 1828; m. Reuben J. Butter- 
field, 1860. 
88a Edward Thomas (Fletcher), b. Oct. 1. 1881 ; d. Sept 10, 1S33. 
88U Sarah Jane (Fletcher), b. June 17. 1886; d. Feb. 12, 18&7. 
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FsjLXCzs RzcKAKDSosT* {OUverf Eltatar^^ Samutl^ Joiiah^ 
J&eki€l^)y son of Oliver* and Chloe (Bancroft) Richardson; bom 
in Chelmsford, March 6, 1795; married, May 27, 1823,t Maat 
Blodgbt, of Dunsuble, bora July 9, 1800. 

He lived in Chelmsford, on the Varm {>reviou8ly owned and oc- 
cupied by his father, containing between four and five hundred 
acres, and which has been in the possession and occupancy of 
members of the fiimily since the time of Capt. Josiah Richardson,- 
their ancestor, and one of the founders of Chelmsford, who died 
June 22, 1695. That is, exceeding two hundred years. His peti- 
tion for one-seventh part of the real estate^ this 'being the num- 
ber of his father's children— was granted Feb. 17, 181? . 

He died May, 1857, aged 62. His wife Mary died April 28, 

, *The name Ama, several times occnrtinsr on the Westfocd reoonls, is doabt- 
len •aUtltated for Amy, aad thU for Haoxl 

t The Doosuble reeonls say the marriage took plaoe Jane 18, 1823. 

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Their children 

8S8. Maiy Jane J b. Ang; 21, 1825: d. April 8. 1888. 

884. Edward Francis,* b. Deo. 4. 1S81 ; m. July 17, 1839, Hannah Ro- 

bie, of Xasboa, X. H. They had an only ton, who died 80on« 
He still, 1878, owns and occupies the ancient homestead. 

885. James OliTerJ b. Jaly 4, 1884; m. Eliza S. Cummings, b. in Don- 

stable. 1888, daughter of Isaac and Eliza Cummings, of Tyngs? 
bOTOUffh. Children: 
• 888. Emma* 
887. Frank.* 
838. Jfinnie* 
James O. Richardson mored £rom Chelmsford to Westford not 
many years ago. He owned » nice house in Westford, bat remored to 
Makkn ft few yeaxa since. 


Ebenezer Richjlbdsox* (Oliver ^^ JEIeazar^* Samud^ J(mah^ 
.E&eArtW^), brother of the preceding^; bom in Chelmsford, March 
1, 1799 J married, April 28, 1831, Almira Reed, of Westford, 
bom Oct 19, 1811, daughter of Zaccheus Reed, of Reading. 

He is a fiirmer, and hlis lived in Peppereil ever since hu mar- 
riage* . He and his wife Almira are yet living, June, 1873. 

They have had but two children, viz. : 

880. OUTer,t b. Xor. 17, 1885; m. April 20, 1860, Isabel Bany, b. 1841, 
the only child of Edward Banj, of Boston. He, OUver, was 
a merchant in Boston, and is remembered as an excellent 
salesman. He died Nov. 10, 1872. Children: 

840. Edward Barry ^* d. in eariy infancy. 

841. CAifrlft(M;cer.<b.NoT. 10, 1872, the dav the fUher died. 
812. Edwin,^ b. Xov. 27, 1888; m. April 20, 18 il, Hettie A. Wrifiiit, 

daughter of Isaac Newton Wright; farmer, of Dnnstable. Ed* 
win IS a fanner ; lives in PeppereiL One child : 
8tt. Xeon Parlrer,«b. Feb. I,18i2. 


RoBSBT RiCH^BDSOx* ( O/iVtfT,* EUazor^^ Samud^ JbsiaA,^ 
laekM^) ' ^" "^ 

April 20, 1830. 

He lived in Chelmsford, and died 1848. 

rf*), youngest son of Oliver* and Chloe (Bancrofk) Rich* 
i; bom in Chelmsford, Jan. 22, 1804; married Sybil Rider, 

Children : 

844. Ann Pnidence,^ b. March 18, 1831. 
84& George Robert,^ b. May 18, 1884. 


Jascxs RiCHUtDsox* (Jam€8f Jamen^ ThomoBf JameB^ Ex^ 
kial^) eldest son of James* and 3Iary Richardson, of Dracut; 
bom there, June 17, 1742; married Saejlh Gulbk^ Deo. 1, 1767. 
They lived in Pelham, N. H. 

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Their ohildren wore : 

8M. Sanrael^^ b. Dee. 17. 1763. ) / 

M7. Sarmh,^ U. April 3, 1771. K 

+848. James,* b. May U, 1773; m. BetMy — — i 

S49. Joeepht* b. Xas. U ITTS; m. Joenua Oace. March 1, 1802. 

890. John,* b. March 7, 1773; probably m. Msurtha Parker. He was 
liTteg 1837. 

+851, Solomon,* b. Dec. 21, 17S0: m. Hannah Coxrier, 

852. Molly,* b. Feb. 10, ITSd. 


Abuah RiCHARDSOsr * (JameMj* Jamez^ Thomas^ Jam€9^ Ezfi^ 
ki€l% brother of the preceding; born probably in Dracut, as his 
birth is recorded there, Feb. f$, 1748 ; married Judith Clark, 
Oct 16, 1775. After his death, she became the wife of Abel 
Webber, Jnlr 2, 1788. 

Thejr lived in Pelhani, N. H. He died, intestate, Jnly 13, 1784. 
JuTmiuistratiou on his estate was granted Jaly 20, 1785, to widow 
Judith and Benjamin Cobnm, adrainistmtors. 

Their only children of whom I have information are : 

+858. Nehemiah,^ b. Feb. 11. 1777; m. Rebecca Herrick. 
864. Rhoda,7 b. Oct. 23, 1784; m. Daniel Gage, Not. 15, 1808. 


EzsKiSL RiCBARDSO^r* {James^ James j* ThofriMU^ Jamtsf 
JBkekid^f brother of the preceding'; born in Draont, March 7, 
1761; marrietl, first, Betsbt CoBinur, Feb. 22, 1787; second, 
Dolly Littlsbalr, Jfor. 25, 1790. 

They lived in DracaL He di<sd there, 1801, aged 40. Parker 
Varnum, Esq., was appointed adminbtrator of his estate, 3Iay 14, 
1801. An inventory of his estate was exhibited in conrt, by Par* 
ker Vamam, the record says May 12, 1801, bat this is eviclently 
a mistake ; it is probably the date of the inventory. The home- 
!^tead farm, in Dracut, adjoine«I the line of Tyngsborough, and 
was valued at 8833; two cows, 838; other personal estate, ^IJIO. 

The widow Dolly married John Butterneld ; published April 

Enkiel Richardson appears to have had two ions : 

955. Joseph.^ 

8oe. EselaelJ m. SybU Msnh, Feb. 3, 1820. She was Uvisg in Pel- 
ham, 1873. Children: 


Eliphalkt Ricrarosox* (Philip* James^* Thomas^ James,* 
"«^'ef»), son of Philip Richardson,* of Pelham, by his second 

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wift^ Hannah 7 born Sept. T, 1760; marriod, first, Leytsca. But* 
£bb; second, Euzabeth — — . 

He appears to have removed to Rojralston, in the north-west 
angle of Worcester Countr. In his will— unless we mistake the 
man— dated April 18, 181^ proved Jan. 1, 182t2, he mentions wife 
Elizabeth and children, Daniel, Betsey, and Lacinda. ^Worces- 
ter Prob^ book 56.] 

Children, therefore: 
850. DanieU 
80a Betsey^ 
' 861. Ludnda.^ 


Jambs Richjlbdso^ * {PhUipf Jamt^f Thcmaa^^ JamtB^ Eze» 
kid^)^ son of Philip* aod Hannah Richardson; bom in Peiham, 
N. H., March 5, 1763; married PotLT Tjltlob, June 28, 1800. 

Their children, recorded in Dracat, perhaps bom in Peiham, were : 

862. SybU,T b. Feb. 1]» 1802. 

868. James.^ b. April 16, 1808; m. Betwjr Johnson. 

864 Maiyiib. Jal7l2» 1809. 

865. OUver,T b. June 80, IBll. 


Thomas Richabosox* (7*Aoma«,* Jamnf Thcmaif Jcan€9y* 
JSkekid^)^ son of Thomas^ and Rebecca (Reed) Riciuurdson, of 
Westfi>rd, Mass.;. bora there, about 1750; married, first, Abigail 
Spalbdto, Xov. 28, 1774;' second,* Luct SFALBnra (probably), 
about 1780. 

' He lived, 1778, in the easterly part of Draont. He appears, 
also, to have lived in Peiham, an adjoining town, and to have 
married a second wife, Lncy, probably daughter of Peter and 
LttCf (Richardson) SpaldingY*2S8^]. VVe so mdge because Lacy 
lUchardson was appointed aclministratrix of Thomas Richardson, 
of Peiham, April 19, 1786. 

The persons whose names follow are entered on the Westford 
records as children of Thcnnas and Abigail Richardson : 

866. ThomasJb.Marcha,lT7a 

867. Abigai^T b. June 13. 17i2. 
86& Jesse,' b. Jan. 8,177.1. 

860. Willard,^ b. ^laroh 1^ 1774. 
87a Hannah/ b. Jan. 23, 1776. 

Several of these dates art palpably erroneons» hut to set them right 
is bt^nd my power. 


Lnnrr. Wiley Richardsok* (Thamcuj* James^* Thomas^^ 
James^ Eukitl^\ son of Thomas* and Rebecca (Reed) Richard- 
son, of Westford ; bom there, April 1, 1755 ; married, first, 1776, 

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Bkidobt Farxur, danghter of Joseph and Deborah (Richardson) 
Farrar, of Chelmsfbni. Deborah^ her mother, wasi born June 1, 
1727, daughter of Capt» Zaehariah Richardson, of Chelmsford. 
[See 227.] Bridget's mother died Jane 30, 1808, and her two 
children were among the heirs in the settlement of her estate. 
Second, Fsjlkces I^oor, of Andover, May 15, 178&. Her name 
in the record of her children's births appears as Fanny. They 
were married by Rer. William Symmes, minister of the North 
Parish^ in Andover. 

He was a shoemaker and a &rmer. He lived in Westford, and 
died of old age — so the record— Feb. 1, 184d, aged 90 years and 
10 months. 

His children, all bom in Westford, by first wife, Bridget, were : 

871. BridjBet,^ b. Nb^ 10, ITTT; m. July 3, 1796, Thomas Hastings, 

84C of Watertown. 

872. BebeccSy^b. Jaa.26, 1179: m. first, Calvin Green, of Carlisle, 

Sept. 3, 1798; sscomI, William Cummings. 

By second wife, Fanny: 

873. PeterJ b. March 0. ITSl 
874 SaUy,T b. Nov. 10, 17861 

4-87S. Solomon.' b. Feb. 12, t7B9; m. Xancv CoffswelL 
876. Betsey,? b. Feb. 22, 17ML 
877; Fannv,^ b. April 7, 17M; m. Charles Martin, of Lynn, 3Iay SS, 

878. Himnah,T b. Xor. 11, li98: nnm.: d. at Lowell, Nov. 19, 1860. 
819. Jia^ b. June 3, 1799; B. Bev. W. Y. NewelL He died Xov. 17, 

880. Nancy,' b. Aug. 17, ISOt; d. about 1819 or 18aa 


Abuar Richjlbosox* {Tkomaif JavMB^ Thomas f Jamts^ 
EuHd^). I place this man here, because I tliink he belongs 
here. I find no record of liis birth, nor am I perfectly sure who 
his fiicher was; but he certaiaiy had the sons whose names follow. 
I obtain their names and parentage from the Westford town rec- 
ords, and the probability is strong that this Abijoh was the broth- 
er of Wiley Richardson,* and son of Thomas Richardson,^ of 

Westford. He was bom abont 1760; married Elizabeth ; 

And he probably died before the commencement of this century. 
The probate records afiford no light on the subject. 

Abijah and ESxabeth had these sons : 

881. Wmiam,* b. 1782; ana^; was a pauper; d. in Westford, Oct 9, 

+882. Tliomas,' b. 1789; m. PUenda Wrij^t, of Wsstford, Hay 9, 1811. 


Bkwamix RzcRARDSoir* {Benjamin* JSenJaminy* Tfamias^* 
V*«wi^s,« JEstfKe/*), eldest son of Benjamin • and Ann (Brintnall) 
Uichanlson, of Boston; bom there, June 26, 1769; married, June, 
1^04, SffSAx Drew, bora Mardi 22, 1779, daughter of John and 

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Sanann.i (Sytnmes) Drew; of Duxbniy. John Drew, her father, 
was a ship-bulkier in Dnxburj. He had bat one child besides 
Susan, to wit, John, who married Sarah Snelling; a captain in 
XT. S. Navy, and died April 19, 1823. 

Benjamin Kichurdsou* was a brick-layer and master-mason, as 
was his father before him. Both their names appear in the Bos- 
ton Directory for 1800, as residing in Friend Street. Afterwards 
he dwelt at the comer of Sudbury and Alden Streets. He lived 
in Boston many rears, and died in Scituate, Mass., Feb. 21, 1848, 
aged 74. His wife Susan died in Boston, Feb. 24, 1823. 

Their children, all bom in Boston, were : 

Benjamin J b. Maieh 24, IdOS; m. Matilda Lawrence. 
John Drew,* b. Sept. 20, ld06: m. Elizabeth Maynard. 
Susan Matilda,' b. May 10, ISOS; m. Horatio N. Bowker. 
Ann** b. Sept. 24 1810; m. Aaron Leman. 
Albert* b. Oct IS, 1812: m. Nancy Maria Mason. 
George Wv b. Julr 31. 1814; m. Sarah — ^— . 
Mary Bryant^ b. March 25. 1817; d. in Boston, Dec. 16, 1820. 
Mary Ebzabeth Thomas,' b. March 7, 1822; d. in Boston, March 
2, 182.^. 


Asnr RiCHABDSOX* (JStnfamin^* Benjaniivi,^ Thamou^ Ja>n€»^^ 
Ezekiel^)^ sister of the precedinsr; bom in Boston, Nov. 1, 1770; 
married, Xov. 5, 1797, Robert Kxox, bom in Boston, Nov. 4, 
1770, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Barrett) Enoz, of that pUce. 

He was a sea-£iring man, and in 1812 entered the naval service 
of the United States as a sailing-master. During most of the 
war, he was in command of gnn*boat No. 85, peiforming coast- 
guard dnty. Afterwards, he was attached to the Charlestown \ 
nary yard, until compelled bv advancing age to retire. 

He died in Charlestown, Feb. 23, 1857, aged 86. Hb wife Ann 
died there, Feb. 28, 1851, aged 80. 

Their children were: 

SOL Ann Richardson (Knox), b. Oct. 4, 1700; unm. ; now liyin^;, 1S75, 
in Ererott, Mass. 

80S. Robert(ICnox), b. Jan.4, 1902: a ship^master for many years, 
▼isiting many fcceign ports; living m Everett Mass., 1<S7.). 

80a. Benjamin Richardson (Knox), b. Sept 4, 18fK); was a merchant; 
had at one time the command of the "Warren Phalanx," a 
military companr in Charlestown: was connected with the 
Lock and Canal Company in Lowell, where he died, Feb. 1, 

804. EUxabeth Barrett (Cnox), b. Not. 12, 1807; unm.; liTing in Ev- 
erett, 1S75. 
+S06. Joseph Stevens Boekminster (ICnox), b. March 21, 1800; m. EUx- 
abeth Baxter. 
-HWA. Samuel Richardson iSnox), b. Au^ 2S, ISll; unm. 

807. Helen Antnuta Bainbrid^ (Knox), b. Oct 16, 1815; m. May 28. 
1845. Lieut Cornelius J. Van Alstine, of the U. S. navy, and 
of Sharon, Schoharie Ca, X. T. He died Aug. 12, IStW, hav- 
ing attained the xaiik of lieutenant commander, leaving one 
808. Robert Knnz (Tan Alstine). b. in Charlestown, Aug. 1, 1852; 
resides in Everett, near Boston, 1875. 


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Mabt RrcB^BDsox* {Bokjamin^* Benjamin^* Thomas^* Jitmes^* 
&tkid^)y a sister of the preceding; bom in Boston, Au^. 11, 
1772.;. married, in Boston, Oct. "IS, 1795, Thomas Kismbuc 
Tbouas, bom in Boston, Aug. 3, 1771, son of Alexander and 
Karj (Kemble) Thomas. Alexander \ras a son of EILns, who 
vrasason of Peter Thomni. Elias Thomas was, in 1800, living 
on Sheafe Street, Boston ; whether the same or not, I do not 

He was a prominent and sacccssfiil merchant in Boston, deal- 
ing in English goods ; first on Corahill, equivalent to the part of 
\Vashiogton Street north of the Old South Churdi; afterwards 
on State Street*. He acqaiied a largo property. He died Feb. 
20, 1849, aged 77. 


890. Mai7 Ann (Thomas), b. Dec 15, 1706; d. Dec. 27, 1700. 
OOa Ann RlcharcUon (Thomas), b. ^urch 10, 1703: d. May 24, 1904. 
001. Alexander (Thomas), h. Aa$c. 22, 1302; graduated Harvard Col- 
lege, 1322; became a physieian, and practiced in Boston; m. 
first, Elizabeth Makoim Rand. May 5, 1820. She was bom 
• FebmaiT, 1S05 : was a daughter of Dr. Isaac Rand. jr.. of Bos- 
ton, ana died Sept 4. 1863. They had seven children. The 
second wife was Jlanpiret Atwood; m. Not. 30, 1865; d. Deo. 
10, 1872. Children by second wife : 
OQOl Anna Bicdtmint^er^ Thomas), b. Dec. 25, 1867: 
Oia RufitB Ke/nMe (Thomas), b. Au^. 30, 1870. 
OIL. Samnef Richardson (Tkomas), b. Oct 24. 1804: d. Dec U. 180^^ 
Thomas Eemble (Tlunas), b. Xov. 28, 1807: gradaated Harvard 
College, 1823; a phTsician; member of Massachosetts Medical 
Society; d. 1808. 
Qeorge Angostus (Thomas), b. May 0, 1810; m. " ; two chfl- 

dren, linng 1873. 
Cornelia (Thomas), b. April 23, 1813; d. Sept 29, 1820. 
Charles Kemble (Thomas), b. Jaly 13. 1817; d. June 13. 1858. 
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Saxvel Ricellbdsox* (Benjamvi* Benjamin* 'Thomas* 
JioMSy* JSsekiei^), brother of the preceding, and youngest son of 
Benjamin* and Ann ("Brintnall' Richamson, of Boston; bom 
there. Dee, 25, 1785; married, in Boston* Dec. 18, 1825, Carounb 
ScHSTST, bom 1796, daofhter of John George ChrUtopbor 
Schctky, of Edinbnrg, Scotland, and of Maria Anna Teresa 
Reinagle. The latter vas a highly gifted musician and mininturo 
painter, one of whose sons, a brother to Caroline, also became a 
noted artist, viz., John Christum Schetky, who was bora Aug. 11, 
1778, and died in Edinburg, Jan. 29, 18t4. fie was marine paint- 
«r^in ordinary to King George IV., King William IV., and Queen 
Victoria.* The father, Joha George Christopher Schetky, died 

^Thb is coplMl from the London Times, wfalcii contained a long article refer- 
ting to this artist. 

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in EilinboFoagh, Dec. 2i, 1824. Soreral members of this family 
are residini; in America. 

Samuel Richnnlson was distlngtiished as. a singer in bis day; 
he hail a very heavy bass voice, and was president of the 'Handel 
and Uaydn Society, lie was often invited to assist on musical 
occasions* He wtis sufiercargo, clerk, etc. He died in Boston, 
Nov. 14, 1847, aged 62. Caroline, his wite, died in Boston, March 
lOr 1852. She was an accomplished performer on the organ and 
piano forte ; was organist some years at Brattle Street Church ; 
also, portrait painter. 

Their children, all bom in Boston, were: 

me. Christopher Alexander Schetky,* b. Oct 22, 182G; m. in Mem- 

fhis, Tenn., by Rev. George O. Schetky, Dec. 24, ld57, Miuy 
ulton Woods, of Memphu, Tenn. They reside in Memphis. 
Children, b. in Memphui: 
MT. Jamen irooils,* b. S«pt. 26, 1850. 
018. CaroliM Sehttky,^ b. April 5, 1862. 
9ia yfnry WooHm.* 
920. John SamuelJ b. April 4. 1823 : d. in Boston, Sept 12, 1832. 
021. Mary £lizal>ethj b. April 14. 1:!'20; m. in Boston. Oct 14. 1S63, 
Franklin S. Phelp», b. in Fort Covington. X. Y., Sept 15, 
1S8^ son ot James and Rebecca (Willard) Phelps. They re- 
side in Lynn, Mass. He is engaged in the insurance business 
in Boston. Children: 
022. John Franklin (Phelps), b. in Boston. Dec. 10, 1864. 
02a John Satnuel (Phelps), b. in Stoddard, X. H., Aug. 27, ISOa 
024. inuard Sehetkp (Phelps), b. in Lynn, Deo. ^, 18^8; d. in 
Lynn, Feb. 5^ 1^74. 
02s.. Getnge Schetky.' b. April 25, 1881; m. Oct 4, 1855, Qeorgiana 
IThitwell Foivrle, b. LS${, daughter of George Fowls, of Bo^tton. 
She is deceased. He resided in Memphis and St Louis; was 
engmged in the cotton business, and was univexsally esteemed. 
He dMd in St Louis, March 9, ISTo. 

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JoHK RicaxRDsoy ^ (JSdieard,* JEcheardy* Theophxlua,^ Ezekiel^^ 
Theophilu^,^ JEie^WM, eldest son of Caipt. Edward* and Ann 
(WiU^ti) Itichardno!!, of Jay, Me.; born in Cainbridge— West 
Caiubritlge, doubtlei^s— Sept. 25, 1775 ; niarrieil, first, EirxiCE 
(^ooiso, of Li vermorf , Mc, Dec. 1, 1808. She died Aug. 28, 1856. 
Second, Polly Pai^e, who was living, June, 1874. 

lie live*l m the town of Jay, Me., on the Androscoggin Hirer. 

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It WM ibrmcrir called ^Phips' Canada;'* was incorporated as a 
tovD, 1795. He Trent thither with his father in 1798^ when all 
aroand was a wilderness. He was a noted agricnlturist and Iruit- 
grower. He died FebniarVy 1S72, aged xurEXT-sxTxsr. 

His children, all bom in Jay, and all by first wife, were: 

ML Bath,* b. Xor. 11. 1800; nnm. : d. Feb. 1, 1847. 
-I-0S7. Edward Wilson.' b. July 16, 1811 ; m. Betsey S. Bumpos. 
928^ John HancocV b. Deo. 10, 1812; m. Jane F. Noyes» Febmary, 
1832. They. reside in Jay, and have one child: 
OfiO. Mary Jane,^ b. Kor. 2, 1831. 
090L 3£artha Swan,« b. April 5. 1815; unm.; d. Oct 21, 184^ 

Elizabeth,* b. April 13, 1S17; m. Joshua \7alton. They Uve in 

LiTermore. near Jar, and have five children. 
Eunice.^ b. Oct 2a. 1810; d. April 22, 1820. 
3Iary Walcott' b. Oct 14. 1821 : d. Feb. 15. 1848. 
Lnclnda," b. Dec. 10. 1823: d. July 31, 1S28. 
Wesley,* b. May 8. 1827; m. Annis Bock. 
Jonathan 6.', b. May 10, 1830; m. Adeline Elisa Buck. 








Edward Richabdsox' (Echcard* EdwarcJ^^ T/ieopAilus^* 
Ezekidf Theop/iilus;^ JEzeliel^), brother of the preceding, and 
second son of Edward * and Ann Kichardson ; bom in [West] 
Cambridge, ^lass., Oct. 22, 1777 ; married Sallt Beowx, of 
Watertown, Mass.. Sept. 6, 1801. 

He came with his father and the rest of the family firom Cam* 
bridge, in 1798, to Jav, Maine, in which town he passed the re- 
mainder of his life, tie was a fanner. 

■:v.f' His ehUdren were : 

087. SaUy Brown,* m. David D. Kichardson * JOOl]. 

088» Anne Wilson,* m. Stephen Ptulbrick, of LiTermoie, Me. They 
lire in Boston. 
+080. George Brown,* m. his consin. Mary Ann WUion. ^ 

OM. Maiy,* m. Sewall Walton, of LiTonnore. Me. Three children. 

041. Josiah.* m. Elizabeth Stone, of Fayette. 3Ie. He llred in Cam- 
bridge— perliaps West -Cam bridge. He and his brother George 
kept a fniit store in Market square. Beaton. He died several 
years ago. 

042; Lncy.» 

048. Jesse,* m. Mazy Pratt of Jay, Me. After marriage, he lived in 
Jay some vears. and had children bom there. He remove*) 
to Concord, and has a Urge family. P. O., South Acton. 

044. David.* d. without issoe. 

0I& Farwell,* d. without i 


Samdu Richabdsox^ ( EdhBard,^ Edieanlj* Thecphilus,^ JSze- 
*iH* The<ypAilu0j* JEzekiel^)^ brother of the preceding, and third 
fion of Edward and Ann Richardson, of Jay, ile. ; Iwm in West 
Cambrid jje, ^lass., Oct. 22, 17JJ0 ; married Bktskt Goddtg. She 
was bom m Watertown, near Boston, and may have been a daughter 
of Jonathan Gosling, or Godding, or Goodwin, who, in June 17Dc^ 
removed from Watertown to Jay, Me. [See Bund*s Watertown 

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GeiiealodeSy p. 257.] She was a sister of Eunico 6oding» the 
wife of John KlchanUon,. brother of this Samuel. At least, we 
suppose so. They lived ia Jay, Me. 

' - Their children were : 

MS. ilisabeth^'b. Jane se, 1806; m-Latiier Chandler. 

M7. Sasan,' b. Feb. IMdDei. 

M& Fortner/ b. Jane 9. 1900: d. 1810. 

MO. 3(aria,* b. Jan. S, 1611 ; d. 1S39. 

060. Richard,' b. May 31. 1S12: d. 183S. 

051. Bemis,^ b. Jan. 16, 1S14; d. ISol. 

052. Lory Jane,' } twins, born { d. Sept 4, 1880. 

- 063. Charlotte W.,M Bee. 12, 1815;) m. George W. Bean, Xot. 26, 
IdlO. Four children. 

054. Kancy C* b. March 2«% 1820; m. Alanson Basford. July 10, 1842. 

055. Otis G.,' b. March 21, 1S25; m. Harriet Jones. He died 1863. 


056. Lnry A.* b. Jane4, 1853. 

057. Albert IfV b. Feb. 11, 1855. 
068. NHUt F.,* b. Sept. 12. 186a 

050. Charles W.« b. June 11, 1827: m. Abbie A. Bean, July 1, 1852* 

He d. Sept 1868. No children. 
Oea William,' b. June 7, 1820; d. 1880. 


Ezra Richabdsox^ {Edvcardj^ Ed^eardf TheophHuMj* JEzekiel,* 
TheopMus^^ Etekiel^)^ foorth son of Edward • and Ann Richard- 
son, of Jay, 3Ie. ; bom in West Cambridge, Mass., June 14, 1783 ; 
married, first, HI^xah Leach, of Jay, who died June 19, 1880. 
Second, Stltix Eddt^ a widow, Apnl 1, 1881. 
• He lived in Jay, Wcstbrook^ Burlington, and, perhaps, else- 
where, in Maine. He dealt extensively in land, as many deeds on 
record show. 

1817. Ezra and Josiah Richardson [brothers! both of Jay, Me., 
bought of Richard Tobie, of 2icw Gloucester, land in Westbrook. 
[Cnmb. Deeds, Ixxxii. 476.] 

1828, Ezra Richardson, of Westbrook, yeoman, sold to Ezekiel 
Richardson, of Jay, Oxford Co., Esquire [his brother], land in 
Westbrook. [Cumb. Deeds xciii. 363.] 

1824. He bought of said Ezckiel land in Westbrook. [Cumb. 
Deeds, xcviL 276.] 

1858. Ezra Richardson, of Gorham [son of the preceding! sold 
to James Phinney, jr., and D. C. Libby, of Gorham, land and 
buildings thereon', in Gorham. [Cumb. Deeds, ccixxxiv. 510.] 

He purchased a tract of land in the county of Penobscot, now 
known as the town of Burlington. His children still reside there, 
1874, except Lloyd and Ezni, who live in East Saginaw, Miohigun. 
He was an energetic man, and fxHed many positions in public life. 
He was a cinl eni^ineer. While, engaged in surveying he caught 
a se%'ere cold, which occasione<l bis death* He dieil in Burling- 
ton, MainCi June 14, 1838, aged 55. 

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His childreo, by first wife, Hannah, were : 

061. ^arr Ann,* b. Aug. u IS06; d. Jan. 14. 1S20. 

OGt. Lloyd Q.,* b. Xor. U. IS'SS; d. Xor. 9., 18m 

+9113* Harriet Starr** b. April 4. ISll ; m. Moses Peasley. 

+964. Cbarles G.,^ b. Feb. 14, X$Vi; m. An^eliue Eddy. 

065. Ererett A.,* b. Sept. 19. 1S15. 

966. £sEa,«b.Maya>,Idl9;d.Sepi.lS,lS^ 

By second wife, Sylvia : 

Mary Ann,* b. Febw U 1332; d. July 9, 1S54. 
Cowlelia P.,» b. Xor. 20, 1333. 


960. Lloyd Q.,^ b. May 11, 1835; m. Mrs. Mary E. Taylor, of Burlinj;- 
ton. Me. They live in East Sainnaw, Mich. Children : 
970. CaroUM E.,^ b. ^(arch 21. ISOt; d. May 15, 1867. 
97L fjiima £.,* b. XoT. 5, 1^68. 
972. John i.,* b. April 6, 1872, d. Sept 27, 1S73. 
973. Ezra,* b. Xov. 7. 1838, m. first, Dec. 1, 1805, Marian E. Eddy, of 
Port Huron, Michigan. She d. April 10, 1807. Second.. Feb. 
4, 1874, Delta A. Knapp, anatire of the city of Netr Vork. 
They reside in East Saipua^. Mich. One child by first wife : 
974. Lloyd ir.*\b. March 28, 1867* 


JosTAH Richardson, Esq.^ {Hdward^^ JSAeardy^ Theophilus^^ 
Estkid^ TkeophUuM^* Esekid^)^ brother of the preceding, and 
fifth son of Edward and Ann Richardson; born m West Cam- 
bridge, Mass., July 10, 1783 ; married, 1811, Mary Pzsrcs Lsacb, 
of Jay, Maine. She was born in Sooth Bridgewater, Mass. 

He removed in childhood, irith his fathers family, from Cam* 
bridge to Japr, Maine, in 1793, when it was in a mde, nncnltivated 
state*. In hu youth, 1803, he attended the academy in Fryebur^, • 
Me;, and boarded with his annt Weston [3^7]. In 1838, his 
graaddauffhter, Julia Amott Keade, attendra the same institu- 
tion^ boarded in the same house, with the same &mily, occupied 
the same room, and used the same Latin dictionary, that had been 
used by him fifty-three years before. 

He lired in Jay till 1818, when he removed to Monmouth, Me^ 
where he resided' twenty years. His chief motive in thus remov- 
ing was to have his children in the excellent academy there. He 
was alwap deeply interested in the cause of education. lie was 
engaged in mercantile business most of the time, but at length, 
in Auburn, was engaged in pursuits of agriculture. He was a 
ju.Htice of the peace, and one of the selectmen of the town many 
years. His honesty and uprightness were proverbial. 

He died in Auburn, Me., ISGu, aged SO. On his headstone is 
sculptured, «*An honest man's the noblest work of God." His 
widow is still living in Auburn, 1874, at the age of 84. 

She was descended, on the mother^s side, from Robert Calfe or 
Calttf of Roxbury, who died April 13, 1719. He had a son Robert^ 
^^o vas a merchant in Boston ; he married Margaret Barton, Dec^ 
23t 1690. They had eight or more children, most of whom died 

young. Tlieir daughter Margaret married Starr, and had 

four or more children. A daughter or granddaughter of this Mar* 

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garet Starr, was Manr Pierce Leach, the wife of Josiah Richard- 
ton, of whom this notice treats.* 

A portrait of 3Iargaret, the wife of Robert Calef, is in the pos- 
session of Mrs. Alarj Salina Reade, daughter of Josiah Richard* 
son, from whom this acconnt was receiTcd. 

. ;.'. Children of Josiah and Harj Richardson, bom in Jay : 





Mary Salloa,' h. May 33, 1S14-; m. Dan Reade. 

John Brooks,^ b. April 25, IdlO: m. 1S50, Eunice Tate GrafEam, 
a granddaughter of Mrs. Rutu Weston, aunt of Josiah Rich- 
ardson [S8ij. Ther have no children. He (John R.) hss 
been a teacher of youth in Missouri fifteen years. 

Bom in Monmouth : 

Cornelia Airier,* b. June 17. 1S13: m. Oliver Frost 

Emeretta Elizabeth Leach,* b. Feb. 10, lS2d; m. Josiah W. Lit- 

Pamela Antoinette Rrown/ b. Aug. 26, 1820: d. 183S. 
Green R. W.,* b. Sepc 2, 1S35; unm.; livin^^ 1S74. 


CoLOsrsL EzEKiEL RiCHARDSOX^ {Edward^^ Edioardf The^ 
aphilus,^ JSkekielj* TAeophiius^- Ezekiel^)^ brother of the preced- 
ing, and youneest son of Riward* and Ann (Wilson) Richnrd* 
son, of Jay, ife. ; born in West Cambridije, Mass., May 8, 1788 ; 
married Elizabeth Winter Leach, of ^ay, 3Ie. She was a sis^ 
ter of Hannah Leach and 3[ary Pierce Leach, wives of Ezra ' and 
Josiah Richardson,^ elder brothers of Ezekiel.^ They were dangb* 
-ters of Luke Leach, who came with his family from Bridgewater. 
3Iass., about the year 1801. His wife was Molly Starr, sister of 
Rer; Robert and Judge James Starr. The Starrs, as already 
stated, are descendants of Robert Caief, of Boston, who so tri- 
oniphnntly exposed the witciicraft delusion of 1692. 

Ezekiel Ricnardson lived and died in Jar, where he was, for 
many years, in mercantile business; but rluring his later years 
engaged in the business of a civil engineer. He held pubiiu of- 
fices many years ; was a representative in the State legislature ; 
was justice of the peace, county commissioner, and colonel in the 
militia. He died July 1, 1838, aged 50. 

Children of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Richardson: 

+fl61. Abigail Chenery,' b. April 16, 1803; m. William Augustus Evans. 

W2. Mary Leach,* b. Oct 2U, 1810: d. Oct. «, 1S:J.0. 
+9S^ Victor 3(oreau.* b. Mav 7. Idl5: m. ^lary Jones. 
Ofrk Moody Keep,* b. Oct :l 132:?; d. July 12, 1$20. 
965. Frances Elizabeth.' b. Feb. 2. 1S>$; m. Augustus A Holmes. 
They live in Chelsea, near Bostun. Children: 
M. Louisa L. f flolmesj, deceased. 
w7. AfpitM E. (Holmes I. 
068. Edgar Starr (Holmes). 

•Robert Calel, merchant of Boston, tcw a man of j^reat ability, clear dLv 
eemmeot and hifch moral cotiratpe. His nauie has descende«l to ponterirr for 
the able and decisire maaaer in which he exposed the abniird proceeiiings 
a|;aiQ5t persons accnsed of \ritchcraft. The story is too lonft to be repeated 
heia, but may be found at lenirth in Uphara's Salem Witohcraft, Vol. IL es- 
pecially pp. 461,2, also in Dralce's History of Boston, p. SGL 


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Aamr Richaxdsox^ {Edicardj^ Edicard^^ TheophUiM^* Ese- 
kiii^* Theopliilu9^^ Ezekid^)^ sister of the preceding, and the 
onlj daughter of Edirard and Anu Richanlson who arrived at 
mature rears ; bom in West Cambridge, Mass^ October, 1790; 
married' JsssB Cooudgs, bom Feb. 2o, 1791, youngest child of 
Joshua and Jemima (Norcross) Coolidgo, of Watertown, ^lass. 
[For the Coolidge p^igree, see Bond's Watertown Genealogies, 
p. 175.1 Simon Coolidge,^ an uude of Jesse's father, removed to 
Phip^ Canada, the present town of Jay, Me^ between 1780 and 
1783^ Of that town be was the first settler. 

▲nil Richardson was commonly called Xancy, the two names 
being then regarded as equivalent. She was a Uolvinist Baptist. 
They lived in Jay, Me. 

They had but one child : 

9e9i Ann Nouraly (Coolidge), b. in Jay, ISOS; m. first, John Stone, 
otlivermore, ^e.; second, Sewall Cram, a lawyer, of Wilton, 
Me. Xo issue. They now reside in Wilton, Me. 


Fisher Rxchabdson ^ ( J/b«€«,* Edicard^^ Theophilu^* JEzekiel^* 
ThfiophiluB^ JEzekiel^)^ eldest son of Moses Richardson,* of Wvst 
Cambridge, and latterly of Concord; bom 1770; married Betsst 
Bum, of Watertown. 

He lived in Watertown many years; at leneth removed to 
Brunswick, Me. One Fourth ot^ July morning, oy loading and 
firing a cannon, he lost his riglit arm. This, of course, disabled 
him and injured his general health. When partly recovered, ho 
returned to Massachusetts, and died in Concord, where the latter 
part of his father's life had been passed. It is said he died about 
1807, aged 37. 

His widow had a second husband, a Wythe, of Watertown. 
They removed to Cincinnati, where she diedl 

Blsher Richardson ^ had two sons, bora in Watertown : 

•fWK Jonathan Fisher,* b. Aug. 19. 1796; m. Lucinda Goding. 
+991. David Denning,* b. May, 1799; m. Sally Richardson. 


Chbxxbt Ricbarosox^ {Jfoses,* Edxearcl^^ Tkeophilua,^ Eu- 
*«W,* TheopAiluSj' Ezekitl^)^ brother of the preceding, and son of 
Moses Richardson, of West Cambridge ; married Eliza. . 

He lived in Charlestown ; at least die<l there in 1835. He is 
^led C/uH€9foa the probate records, but the tme name was 
Chenenr, a name derived from, his grandmother, Abigail Chcncrv. 
Ills widow Bliza was appointed administratrix, Aug. 18, 1835. lie 
was by occupation a house-wright. He lefk no wUL 

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Hb children were : 

90S. Balph,' d. 1S31. 

09a. Jolin«* a minor in 1$80. 

994. Carolinet* & minor in lS3d. 


Edward Westox (Ituth Bichardson^^ JEchcard* Th€ophihi$^^ 
Eukid^ Theophilus* Ezekiel^)^ son of Ephraim and Ruth (Rich- 
ardson) Weston, of Frreburg, lie.; bom Aug. 12, 1781; married, 
. first, Dec. 25, 1817, Jjl^s Webster^ who was bom Oct. 3, 1786, 
and died July 20, 1828. Second, July 11, 1832, Rachel TVabd, 
bom Sept. 20, 1800. 

He lived in Fryebarg, Me., and died April 3, 1838. 

Children by first wife, Jane : 

995. Ann (Weston), b. Feb. 14. 1819: nnm. ; d. Oct. 26, 1849. 

99tf. James (Weston), b. Oct. 2, 1S21; supposed to be livin; May, 

907. Mary Webster i Weston), b. Julv 22, 1823. 

998. Charles Edward (Weston), b. Jan. 31, 1827. 

999. J<^in (Weston), b. May 10, 1S2S; d. Sept. 20, 1828. 

By second wife, Rachel: 

lOOa John (Weston), b. Jan. 13, 18$4. 

lOOU Georse Ward (Weston), b. Xof. 3, 1835. 

1002. Jane Webster (Weston), b. July 28, 1838. 

1003. Edward PajBon (Weston), b. May 17. 18iL 

JoH^r Haxcock Rxchabdsox^ (JbAn,* Edward^* TheophiIu9^* 
SaekUlf Th€ophilu9^^ Ez€k\d% son of John* and Hannah (Be- 
nds) Richardson, snccessiTely of Concord, Boston, and NcMrton ; 
bora in Conconl, Nov. 10, 1802; married, first, Dec. 15, 1831, 
Ltdia AsT^r Tbaztes, bora April 30, 1810, only daughter of 
Hon. Levi and Lydia (Bond) Thaxter, of ^yatertown, Mass. 
Lydia Bond's father was Hon. Amos Bond, representative of 
Watertpwn most of the time from 1788 to 1802, and repeatedly 
senator firom Middlesex County. [See Bond's Watertown Gene- 
alogies, p. 62.] He married,' second. Mast Pattex, sister of 
the wife of Addison Gilraore. 

He graduated at Harvard College, 1825, in the class with 
Charles Francis Adams; studied law with Levi Thaxter, of 
Watertown, William Prescott and Franklin Dexter, of Boston, 
and practised law in Newton, Mass., then the residence of his 
. firther. He removed to Worcester, April, 1836, and entered into 
partnership with his brother ; practiced law there one year. He 
was elected a director of the Citizens Bank of Worcester, Octo- 
ber, 1836, and died Janaary, 1850, while a member of the State 

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fr*n Buffalo. Although Wcstoa is 84 
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His children^ born in Newton, were : 

f .«* 1001. Lfdia Bond,* b. Oct 27, l$a2 ; m. Edtrard IL Eldridce ; after hU 
^ ' death she m. Aagostus Williams, of Taunton, bhe is deacU 

' 1005b John,* b. June 10, 1NJ3: m. Charlotte Blood» daughter of Oliver 
Hunter Bk>od» of Worcester. They had: 
mm lOOd. John* 

^ 1007. £lften.» 

Bom in Worcester: 

1008. Tamk Thornton,* b. Sept 17, 1S40; m. — — Barstow, of Somer- 
Tille. [For the Barstow family, see Barry's Hist of Hanover, 

^^ "^ 58L 

^.J Oeobox Washixoton Richarbsox^ (JbAii,* Edward^* The* 

p. iphUu9t^ EzekieU* TAeophilus,* JEzekiel^), brother of the precod- 

'ing;,bornon Franklin Street, Boston, Oct 28, ISOS; tnnmed, 

Jan. 6; 1S36, Lucy Daxa Whits,* bom June 27, 1814, daughter 

j^^r of Abijah White, of Watcrtown. In childhood he i-emoved with 

his father's family to Newton. 

He gradnated at Harvard College, 1829. One of his class- 
mates was Geoi^ Tyler Bigelow, a judge of the supreme court 
of Massachusetts; another was Benjamin Robbins Curtiev of the 
supreme court of the Uniteil Sutes. Several other eminent men 
were members of that class. 

He studied law with his brother John and with Juds^e Pliny^ 
Merrick, of Worcester; was admitted to the bar in \Vorcester, 
1835, and entered on the practice of law in that town the same 
year. He settled in Worcester after his marriage, and has lived 
there and in the same house ever since, thirtv-nme years. 

He was commissioned by Governor John Davis, in 1841, as aid 
to him in his capacity of commander-in-chief of Massachusetts ; 
was appointed, in 1853, by Governor Clifford, sheriff of the conn- 
tj of Worcester, which o&ce be held three years ; was chosen 
president of the City Hall Bank of Worcester at its organization, 
in May, 1854, a position which he still retains ; was elected mayor 
of Worcester in 1855 and 1357 ; vice-president of the Worcester 
Five Cents Savings Bank in 1S61 ; a director of the Bay State 
Fire Insurance Company in 1861. 

Mrs. Lucy Dana (White) Richardson died July 30, 1875. 

They have had two childi*en : 

1000. Anna Maria,* b. Oct. 7, IS.^; m. Jan. 1. 1862, WilUam Sydney 
Davis, of Xorthborough. He graduated ac Harvard College, 
1853. They have one child: 
1010. Lucy Dana (Davis), b. April 22, 1863. 

lOlL Clifford/ b. March M. Ih.'>j; notr. ibT5, a member of the junior 
class in Harvard CoUese. He has assisted in the record of 
his grandfather John Kichardaon's descendants. 

*Her sister, Maria White, married James Eussell Lo«reU, of Cambridze, 
Dee. 2S, IMA, but died Oct. 27, ISSk Another sister married Charles WitUs 

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Gilbert Ricbabdsox ^ {Abd^^ Xathan^^ Nathan^* Johnj^ The- 
0pAt7uV^2e^-ie^^.), fourth sou of Abel « and Aun (Tufts^ Rich- 
ardsout of Woburn ; bom there, 3Iay 22, 1733; married HiLsrsxs 
Datzs, of Woburn, June 6, 1824. 

He passed his life iu his nntive to^*u of Woburn ; at least iu 
that part of it irhich is now includod in Winchester, and was a 
very respectable and rrorthy man. A published notice of his 
death says: ^He joined the First Congregational Church in 
Woburn at the age- of ttrenty-two, and continued to be a faithful 
member of it till death. He was an ardent lover of music, and 
was many years leader of the church choir. He was a diligent 
student of the Bible and a firm believer in its great truths.** 

He died March 16, 1369, aged 36 years and 10 months. His 
widow is still living in Wincnester, Mass., 1874. 

^THetrchildren, all bom in what is now Winchester, were: 

1012. Hannah Estabrookt* b. April 7, 1835; unm.; lived in her far 
therms familv. 
+1013. Gilbert Brainerd.« b. July 21. 1827; m. Emilv Wl Spooner. 
+1014. tfartin Luther,* b. April 1$, 1830; m. Angellota Wilson. 

101& Alvah Mills,* b. April 30, 18.33: m. Harriet EimbalL He gradu- 
ated at Amherst College, IS62; enlisted in the army: served 
in Xorth Carolina ten months; entered theological seminary 
at Andover; left after a three years' course, in 1866; was or- 
dained in Linebrook parish* West Ipewich, Xov. 14, 1866; 
noff a book agent 

1016.^ Swartz,* b. Ang. 12. 1835 ; unm. ; went into mercantUe business; 
was dexk and pavmaster at Crlobe Village, Southbridge, also 
at ETerett Mills, Lawrence: was nine months in the anny; d. 
of consumption, Dec. 1, 1S72. aged .TT. 

lOlT. William Harris,* b. April 15. 1838 : has a shoe store in Salem. 

101& 2Uza Tufts,* b. May i, 1842; m. WUliam £L Clark, of Dedham. 
He wash. 1840, in Xewton. son of Horatio and £lrira H. 
Clark. He was a teacher of music They now live in In- 
dianapolis. They hate four children. 


WiujAM Haepjs RrcHARDSOx^ (Abely* Nathanf jSTathan^^ 
Johnf Theophilus^* JEzekiel^)^ brother of the preceding, son of 
Abel and Ann Richardson; bom in Woburn, July 21, 1784; 
married Ltdix . 

He lived in ^lalden; acquired a handsome property by the 
manuCacture of shoes; was an active and capable man of business ; 
was remarkable for honesty and fair dealing, and for generosity 
and noblcnc'ss of character. He assisted his brother Gilbert, 
whose pecuniary ability was inferior to his. 

His children were : 

1019. James Crane,' a shoe-dealer in Maiden Centre. He m. a daugh- 
ter of Uriali Chamberlain, a provision dealer in Maiden, pos- 
sessed of a handsome property. 

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IQSOl WiUiam Harm,* m. Anguata Barrett, daughter of William Bar- 
rett, of Maiden. Mr. Barrett came from Concord to Maiden 
in 1804, and establitUed himself in the buainoes of eilk-dre* 
ing, in which he was ver^ sacccesfal. His partner daring 
some years was Meshaoh Shattuck, b. 1782, a son of Simeon 
Shattnck. of FItehburg, who was drowned near Charlestown 
bridce, Deo. 17. ISll, aged' :^. Their dyeing was done in 
Maloien; their ofBce for a long time was in Hanover Street, 
comer of Union Street, Boston. Hie sons of Mr. Barrett, 
Henry and Aaron, still pursue the business, under the firm 
of Barrett A Brother. Office, Washington Street, Boston, 
opposite School Street. 

Me. Biehardson had serreral daaghters, names to the compiler nn* 


Richard Richardson^ {AM^^ JNiuAanj* Nathctn^^ Johi^* The* 
ophilus* JEkekid^), ninth son of Abel* and Ann (Tafts) Rich- 
ardson, of Woburn ; bom there, Sept. 1, 1798 ; married, April 1, 
1819, Elizabeth Wtmax, bora Doc. 25, 1799, daughter of Jesse 
and Susanna (Richardson) Wyinan. She was otherwise known 
as JSeUey Wyman. Her mother was a daughter of Reuben ^ and 
Jemsha (Kendall) Richardson, of Woburn, and may be found 
among the posterity of Samitel Richardsox ^ [2282]. 

They lived in that part of Wobura, which is now included in 
the town of Winchester, and on ^Richardson Row.*^ He occu- 

tied the farm which had belonged to his &ther. He was Idlled 
y the fall of a tree. 

Their children were : 

Itti. Anna Tufts,* b. Jan. 2S, 18S1. 

1025. Fidelia Mead,* b. April 21, 1828. 

1020. Elvira,* b. ^larch 4, 1S2.5. 

1027. Augustus,* b. April 23. 1880; deceased. 

1028* Elizabeth Wyman,* b. May 18, 1836; m. Oct 10, 1871, George 
A. Raymond, b. 1841, a provision dealer in Cambridge. 

10201 Corinda Malvina,* b. Oct 20, 1841. 

IOOQl Mary Frances,* b. 1848 ; m. Silas C. Byetson, a native of Augus- 
ta, Maine. 


JosTAS RiCHASDSOX^ (JofuUhonf Jonathan^* JbsiaA^* Josiah^ 
JbsiaV ^^*t'^^)> oldest son of Jonathan* suid Mercy Richard- 
son, of Drncut; bom there, July 31, 1780 ; married, 1809, Joaxxa 
Jo^Tss, of Dracut; published March 11, 1809. 

He lived in Dracut; was chosen fence-viewer there in 1824; 
school committee, 1814; he was also town clerk. 

His will, dated April 9, 1831, mentions the following children : 

1081. Henry,* b. Oct 1, 1800. 
1032. Julia,* b. Sept 2M8il. 
1038. Justus,* b. ^arch ^ 1814. 

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JosLin RiCHA&Dsox^ {Jbsicihj* Jonathan^* Jbsiahj* Jbsiah^* 
Jbsiah^ Etdciel'^)^ eldest son of Josiah* and Sarah (Powers) 
Richardson; bom in Temple. N. H^ Oct 25, 1786; married, first, 
in Weston, Yt^ Sept. 15, 1808, Betsey T£3r:7ST, of that place. 
She died in 1813. Second, March, 1818, A:rx Dxtis, bom 1799, 
daoghter of Isaac and Rachel (Adams) Davis, of Hancock, Hills* 
borough Co., 2T. H. She' died October, 1844, aged 46. 

In early childhood, abont 1790, he removed with his Cither's 
family from Temple, X. H^ to Weston, in the county of Windsor, 
Yt., where he passed most of his days. He was, bv occupation, a 
cultivator of the soil. In April, 1834, he removed from Weston 
to Grafton, Lorain Co^ in Northern Ohio, where he lived nine- 
teed years, or till 1858. He then, at the age of sixtynieven, re- 
moved to Perry, Wood County, Ohio, where he died of dropsy, 
Jan. 8, 1868, at the age of seventy-six. 

His children, all bom in Weston, by first wife, Bet^y, were : 

+1084. Nelson,* b. Nov. 6, ISOO; m. first, Bachel Desbrow; second, 
Xancy Grimes. 
1085. Snsan.«b. Oct 10, 1311; m. Oct 16, 18S3, a Mr. Wise, of UTew 
York City. She now lives in Ohio. 

By second wife, Ann : 

1080. James Monroe.^ b. June 29, 1810; m. Maria L. Grimes. 

1087.. Isaac Wallace,* b. July 21, 1821 ; m. Jane R. Point 

1088. Josiah,* b. April 3. ISiiS: m. Elmira Crane. 

infi9. Betsey Ann,« b. April 23, 1835; m. first, October, 1853, Bev. 
Smitii Starr Gray. He was, bv occupation, a shoemaker : then 
a Methodist minister, and at length a fanner. They lived in 
Clarksfield. Ohio, about three and one<4ialf vears; then re- 
mofed to Johnson Ca» Iowa, where he died, 3larch 13« 1839. 
She returned to her friends in Ohio the next falL Second, 
She married, in Clarksfield, March 25, 1ST2, Hiram Newhall; 
b. in Braintree, Vt, son of Jonathan and Susan XewhalL 
By the first marria$;e, there was one child : 
tOtfl AUe^ V. (Gray), b. in Clarksdeld, Huron Co., Ohio, April 1, 
1854. She is a teacher, or was so in 1873. 






Asa. RrcsABDSOsr^ {Josiahj^ Jonathanyi Jbsi(xAj* J(mah^ Jo* 
9iah^ Ezekid^)y brother of the preceding ; bom in Weston, Vt., 
April 29, 1797 ; married, in Eingtield, Mame, Feb. 26, 1824, Ja>*c 
Staples, bom Juno 25, 1306, daughter of Noah and Ruth (Brad- 
ford) Staples, of Flagsufi^ iu the north part of the State of 

lie has been, from the bet^nning, a tiller of the soil. When a 
young man he went from bis native Weston into the northern 
mrt of Elaine, about as f:tr north as the settlements had extended. 
There, in the town of Kingfieid, county of Franklin, he took to 
himself a wife, as above stated. ' In 1850, he and his wife, and 
some of their children, removed to Gratton, Lorain Co^ Ohio, 
where his eldest brother, Jonah, already was; and not many 

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years after, all of the children jotoed thetiu It is worthy of aote, 
that the fiither, mother, and all the cbilJrea were bat recently all 
linng, and the children, twelve in nonxber, all married* 

The children are : 

lOU. PoUj/ bb ^9T. 18, 1324; m. Henry SViller; now in Ohio; seven 
or eight children. 
+104aL SethScaples^ b. Oct 31, ld26; m. first, Emily Taylor; second, 
Mary AlcEwen. 
1018. Caroline,' b. Jan. 6, 1S29; m. her cousin, Charles Greenleaf 
Richardson lli»5|. 
+1041 Fidelia,' b. May IS, iSSl ; m. first, John Edgar; second, Phineas 

+104S. Silas Barnard,* b. July Id, 1833; m. Catharine Hess. 
1040. Lucy Jane,' b. March 1. 1.^35; m. Marie Curtis. April 31, 1853. 

1047. Fanny H..' b. Feb. 2S. 1S3T: m. Harrison A. Crasrin. Sepc 0, 1S5S. 

1048. Cyrus Leland,' b. Oct. 24. 1S38: m. Elizabeth MitchelL 
1040. Louisa Victoria,' b. Aprii 27, 1$42; m. ■ . 

1060. Charles ITaliuce,* b. Dec. :^ 1S44; m. Eliza Ann Inman, April 
28, 1870. She was b. in Sanduslcr, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1853, daugh- 
ter of Theodore and Catharine (Bowers) Inman. Children: 
1051. Fanny 3{ay? b. Oct. 12, 1S70. 
1058. JTary £/eauoro,* b. XoT. 2, 1S72; 

They live in Tremont, Isabella Ca, Michigan. 
lOSSb Mandana Griifith,' b. Oct. S, 1S47; m. James M. Fenrason. 

1054. Sarah de Albra,' b. Jan. 7, 1849; m. John L. Kichards, De c 26 



Chables CsASTDLcn RicHABDSOsr^ (JoBioAy* Jonathan* Jbsi" 
ah^* Joiiah^ Jbtiah^^ jEaekiel^)^ brother of the preceding ; bom in 
Weston, Vt^ March 1, 1799; married, first, June 20, 1828, SxrsAX- 
XA Holland, bom in Dixfiekl, Oxford Co., Me., Dee. 16, 1806. 
She died there, of childbirth, June 18, 18S8. Second, Izstts E. 
WarrraocsE, Mav 6, 1840. Third, Eliza Clabs, Deo. 5, 1867. 
He lived in Dixfield, 3Ie. 

Children, all bora in Dixfield, and all by first wife, were : 

1055. Charles Greenleaf^* b. Feb. 13, 1824; m. his cousin, Caroline * 

\l(M]f b. Jan. 6, 1S29, daughter of his father's brother, Asa 
Richardson.* They reside in Fremont, Isabella Co., Mxchi- 
ICan. He is a farmer. They have a large number of children. 

1056. Antipas,« b. Feb. 12. 1825. 

1057. Lucretaa V.,' b. May 6, 1S27; d. at Dixfield, Me., June. 1SS8. 

1058. Alonzo A.«« b. Dec 31, 1820; d. at Dixfield, Me., Dec 31. 1S33. 
10681 William Wallaoe,«b. June 17, 1838. His mother died the next 



Artemjls Powers Richabdsox^ {Josiahj* Jonathan,* JbsiaAj* 
w*^^' t/bstaA,* Ez€kid'^)j brother of the preceding; boro in 
Weston, Vt., AprU 29, 1801 ; married, in Weston, Sept. 9, 1824, 
KAcnsL if. Davis, bora in Hancock, county of HilLsborough, N. 
H., iiov. 12, 1796, daughter of Isaac and Rachel (Adams) Davis, 
or that phice, afterwards of Weston, Vt. 

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He was a farmer^ and aotil within a few years spent his life in 
his native Weston. Daring some years past, be and bis wife 
have lived with their eldest son in SomervUle, near Boston, 1875. 

Children, all born in Weston, Y t. : 

+1060. Artemas Clark,* b. ^ay 11. 1825; m. first, Celestta W. Pease; 

second. Emma ^ Tuttle. 
+1061. I^ancy Maria,* b. April 24, 1827 : m. William Wallace aXanning. 
1062. Mary Abbie,^ b. Xov. 14, 132S; d. of oronp, Aug. 18, 1829, aged » 

9 months. 
1068. Charles Jerome,* b. April 7, 18S1; d* of scariet fever, Jnly 16, 

tl064^ MaxT Ann.* b. Sept. 19, 1883; m. Samuel Ward Holt 
1069. Lttcia. Cynthia,* b. Dec 18, 1840; ouOmndo Davis. 


Lelasto Rtchabd34>x^ (JbmorA,* Jonatkarif Jonah^^ Josiahf 
Jbiiahj* JEae&iel^)^ brother of the preceding, and yoangest son of 
Josiah and Sarah (Powers) Richiurd^on; bom in Weston, Tc, 
Feb. 22, 1807 ; married, in Weston, Aug. 20, 1829, Orsrmx Pi- 
PSB, bom in Weston, Jan. 9, 1818, daughter of Thomas and 
Sarah (Ward) Piper, of tliat place. 

His occupation was agriculture, and with the exception of a 
short interval in Boston, 1831-^2, he ^pent his life in his native 
Weston. It is presumed he is still living, 1875. His wife Cyn- 
thia died of consumption, in Weston, March 5, 187-1, aged '61 
years, 1 month, 26 days. 

Their children, ail bora in Weston except the second, were : 

1068. Charles TTarren,* b. Sept 8, 1880; d of scarist fever, in Boston, 

4*1067. Sarah Aususta,* b. in Boston, Nov. 24, 1881 ; m. Edward Inring 

Dale, who furnished this record. 
-hl068. Cynthia Vienna,' b. ^ay 31, l.^U; m. Alvin A. Adams. 
4*1009. Charles Leland,* b. June 26. 1$:30; m. Georgiana Blasland. 
+1070. FranceUa AUny,« b. July 2, 1S3S; m. Samuel M. Wright 

1071. Caleb Ward Piper,' b. June 14. Ic40; m. L^dia Ann Kimball, 

Sept. 11, 1863^ He died at the insane asylum. South Boston, 
May 17, lS6d, ai^ed 27 years, 11 months, leaving no oSsprinff. 

1072. Horace Gordon.* b. Mar 12, 184.S; m. Feb. 0, lbi69, Ida ^ana 

Wiley, b. in Weston," Vt, Xov. IS, 1850, dauirhter of George 
Washington and Lucia (Gilmore) Wiley. They llye in Wes- 
ton, Yt Two of their ciiildren died in infancv. Anotlier, 
1078. Geornt Arthur.* was b. in Boston, Oct. 22, IS^il 

1074. Martha Jane,* b. May 15, 184o; m. George Augustus Hentz, 

Feb. 17, 1870. She died of consumption, at Weston, Yt, 
April 18, 1871. 

1075. John Lucius,* b. July 18, 1847. 

1076. LeUa Caroline,* b. Aug. 26, 1840; d. Nor. 14. 1850. 
ion. WflUam Edward,* b. Deo. 15, 1851. 


Lucy Richabdsox^ {Josiah^^ Jonathan^ JoMxah^^ Jo9xahf Jo* 
iia/t^* JS:eii^l^)f sister of the preceding; bom in Weston, Yt^ 
Feb. 23, 1809; married, Feb. 7« 18*28, Charles AtrsTix, bom in 

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Weston, Vu Sept. l» 1804, son of David and Doroos (Barker) 
Anstin, of that place. 

He was a shoemaker; lired ia Weston, Vt^ and died there, of 
cancer in the stomach, Aug. 81, 1S68* 

Children, all bom in Weston : 

l(ft3. Anonrmoos, b. Jan. 17, ISSO: d. Jan. SO. 1S20. 

mm.. Alary CaroUne (Ausdn), b. Oct 12, XSiO; d. Jan. 23, 1S8I, o£ 
* duiker and rash» 

lOdO. AlonzoC. (AuscinUb. April 24, 1833; m. Elizabeth Crosby, of 
Orieans, Cape Cod, Feb. 24, 1S59. Ther haTO had three chil- 
dren, and nofv, 1S74, li\-e in Oshkosh, VV'isooasin. 

1061.. Jefferson M. (Austin), b. April 20. 183(5; m. Clementine Walk- 
er, December, ISol). He died of consumption, in Oshkosh, 
Wis., April 7, ld7a 

1062. Bansom L. (Austin), b. Oct 23, 1830; m. Elbertine LoTSjoy, of 
Weston, 3Iay 15, 1S06. 

1068. Elmina L. (Austin), b. March 20, 1843; m. Sidney- L. Holt, Jan. 
5, 1867. 


EpRXADt Rtchardsox^ {Ephraim^^ Ephraitn,^ Jasiahj^ JomU 
ahj*JbMiah^*Eukiel^)j only son of Ephraim * and ilary (Cheever) 
Richardson, of Dracut; bom there, March 8, 1777; married, Jane 
7, 1808r HA>nrAH Richaxosox ^ [682], bom Jnly 12, 1785, bis 
second cousin, daughter of ObacUah* and Hannah (Hildreth) 
Richardson,, of Dracut. 

Ther lired in Dracut. He was one of the school committee in 

Their children were : 

1064. Alford Frederic^ b. July 14, 1804; m. ; UTes in LowelL 

106&. Darius Bushrod,^ b. Aug. 31, 1800; m. w 

1066. Joseph Bradley Vomum.^ b. Feb. 15, 1810; d. 1387. 

1087. Hannah Sophia,* b. July 19. 1815. 

1066. Charlotte Ann,« b. Feb. 14, 1827. 

I beliere there was one more, but am not sure, riz. : 
1066. Ephraiffl Oakley.s 

Obabiab Rxchabdson^ (ObadioAj* Moses,* Josiah,^ JasiaA,* 
Josiah,* Ekekisl^), eldest son of Lieut. Obadiah* and Hannah 
(Hildreth) Richardson, of Dracut; bora there, Sept. 19, 1776; 
married, 1798, Rhoda Hazbltcn^e, born Dec. 29, 1777, daughter 
of Peter and Samh Hazeltine, of Dracut. They were pubbshed 
May 10, 1798. They lived in Dracut. 

Their children were : 

lOOa Ohadiah,« b. Au^. 25, 1703: d. May 27, 1790. 

lOOL Peter Hazeltine,^ b. Xov. 27, 1790. 

1002. Josiah,* b. Mareh 27, ISOl. 

1003. Obadtah.« b. ^larch 9, 1603. 
WI04. Rhoda,» b. Feb. 0, 1S05. 
l^i. Sarah Jones,« b. July 9. 1807. 
im. Oarissa,' b. Feb. 17, 1300. 
1007. Harriet Louisa,'^ b. Oct. 11, 18ia 

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Samuci. Richardson^ (Samuely* JUb$e8^* Ji>$iah^* Ja$iah^* Jb* 
tiah^ JEtekiel^)^ son of SaroncP :ind Tamar (Colburn) Riohard- 
SOD, of Pellmm ; born May 20, 1800 ; married Sybil RiCHAXDsosr 
[7831 born in ChdmsfofU^ Oct. 1» 1799, daughter of Josiah* and 
avbii Richardson. Uer mother Sybil was a native of I>rae\it. 
[Sec 689.] 

w^e was a stone-catter; lived in Pelhain, N. H., and died there, 
1829. He died intestate and insolvent. Among his creditors 
were several of the Ricbaardson name, who had probably lent him 
money. We find amooc them Olive, Mary, Asa, his brother 
£708]) Samuel, his fhtherjr415], and Israel Uildreth Richardson, 
his cousin [712], son of William Richardson, of Dracat. 

He had a daughter: 
: 1008. Semantha,' a minor, under the age of fourteen, in 1829. 


Samitel Richabdsox* {Samudf David^* Jbsiahj* Josiahj* Jo- 
9%ah^ JEzekUl'^)^ son of Samuel' and Prudence (Wood) Richard- 
son, of Dracut; bom there, Oct. 12, 1797; married, first. May 8, 
1821, Hastxab TARXxni, bom there, March 7, 1800, daughter of 
Col. Prescott and Elizabeth Yamnm, of DracuL She died Dec. 
19, 1842, aged 42. Seconil, Oct. 9, 1844, widow 3Iabt T&ull^ 
bora Jan. 10, 1810. She was an excellent woman, much beloved 
by the fhmilv. though a 8te{>-raother, fiiithfully performing every 
dntr. She died of pneumonia, after only a week's illness, March. 

He has spent his life in Dracat, and is still living, March, 1875. 
He is a very good maa; has been a constant attendant on 
public worship, and fans taken part in the various social religions 
meetings. He and his three sons, Phineas, Edward, and Calvin, 
are members of the Congregational Church in Dracut, and the 
sons are members of the cburoh choir. 

Hb children, all bora in Dracut, and all by first wife, were : 

1099. FhincAs," b. Nov. 11,1821; m. July 18, 1850, Ahnira Morrison, 

of LowelL ThcT reside in Dracut 

1100. Edward E.»« b. 3Iay 16. 18*>3; m. April 4, 185a Phebe W. Hayes, 

of Limerick. Me. They hvo in Dracut Children: 

1101. CAor^t E. (?.,*d. Oct U. 1872. 

1102. Uztit.* 
+1108. Prescott Varnum,' V. May 8. 1825 ; m. Rachel Brigffs Darrah. 

Samuel Wood.' b. Jan. 1 1, 125^ ; unm. ; a farmer m California. 

Andrew,* b. Jiily 10^ 1S30; m. Martha J. Martin. 

GeofKe Auicu'»tu8.« K Aug. 5, 1832; (L Dec 20. 1832. 

Elizabeth Jane,' b. Xov. u. 18:}:;; d. Oct 17, 1834. 

George Aufnutus,' b. July 30, 1835; m. in Ohio. Dec. 17, 1863, 
Mary Randolph. Ho is a fanner, and resides in Dracut 
1100. Fmnk? 
1110. ClaudO 
lllL Fredirie."* 
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U18. CalTiiu* U. July Sft, 1S87; m. Elizabeth WhUtier, Dec 25, 1863. 
He is a farmer, and liTen in Dracut Childxen : 

1114. Florttta? b. Juoe 3, 1S07; cl. OcL 20, 1867. 

1115. Fannie ytay.* h. Xor. 10, ISOO ; d. Dee. 4, 1860. 
+U16L Cyns,i b. MarcU SO. 1840; m. Anna Dearborn. 

AIL the above children of Samuel Kichardaon [738] except the fint 
Geofgeand Elizabeth irevettTing in 1S73» 


FAarjrr Richardson? ^ (Samuef^* David^^ JoHah^* JbsiaA,* Jo- 
siah,* JSukiel^)^ mter of the precediniTy and eldest danghter of 
Samuel^ and Pnulenco (WckkI) Richanlson, of Dment; born 
diere« Dec. 24, 1799; marmd, November, 1818, Lieut. Nathan- 
iel Fox, of Dracut. 

They lired in Dracut. He died Oct. 27, 1868. The wife u 

Their chiUreo, all bom in Dracut, were : 

+111T. >mton (Fox), b. Aptfl 15. 1820; m. Sarah Wood. 

1118. PmdiBnce Tamum {Fox), b. April 22^ 1822; a pioos, excellent, 

intelligent lady; sever married; still living in Dracut. She 
haa furnished lor thia work a full, clear, and very satisfac* 
tory record of bar grandfather Richardson's descendants 

1119. Augusta Eleanor rFex), b. ^ov. 6, 1825 ; m. Bush Swan, May 1, 

1840. She died Jane 21, 1861. 
1190. 2£ary Ann (Fox), U Feb. 10, 1827; m. John Wallace ThisselU 

April 20, ISGS. CUdren: 
- ^ ' IISL Walter Fox (ThSveU). 

1122. CharloUe ithiuA). 
1128;. Mercy Harris (Fox), k Sept; 10, 1829; m. Robert L. Read, Jan. 

9,1853. She died Jan. ^1857. 
1124. Ftances Elizabeth (f^x), b. Aug. 23, 1881 ; d. Dea 5, 1848. 
1139. MatOda (Fox), b. Sm. 9. 1838: d. May 12, 187a 
1126. Harriet Eveline (F»), b. March 18, 1830; m. Feb. 17, 1864, 

Boah Swan, whokul been the husband of her deceased sis* 

ter, Auffusta. Shcy Harriet, died Aug. 20, 187S. 
112T. Warren (Fox), b. Aur- 7, 1833; m. December, 1866, Xellie A. 

Richardson. Thef bad one daughter: 
1128. LUlie Joeephineilox). 
1129. Walter Scott ( Fox). K March 3, 1841 ; d. Sept 30, 1848. 
1180. Frank (Fox), b. Apdl5, 1845; d. Oct 29, 1867. 

Of the above-named eleien children, seven have died. Mrs. Fox, 
the mother, is now, March, 187^, in good health, active, vigorous and 
cheerful, constant in her attendance at church, and fond of singing, 
especially the sweet old msiodies of Zion. 


Dattd RrcHABDSOX^ (Samuelj^ Davidf Joziah^* Josiahy* Jo* 
9iQh^ JEsekM'^)^ brother of xfco preceding; born in -Dniout, April 
l«t 1803 ; married, Hay 1, 1^31, FAxyr VAuyuir, born April 12, 
1806y daughter of Col.Preseott and Elizabeth Vamum, of Dracut, 
Mcl younger sister of his brother Sainuers first wife. 

He was a farmer, residing in .Dracut, and died Juno 15, 1869. 
His widow Fanny resided some years in Portland, 2ile., in the 
family of her daughter Frances, wife of William A. Morris. She 

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every limh, and nonrly helpless. Yet her mind was clear and ac- 
tive, and she assisted in making out this record* Death pat an 
end to hersnflerings, Sept* 20, 1874. 

The children of David and Fanny lUchardson, were : 

1131. Franklin,* h. March 1S» 1833; m. EUa Brackett Children: 
113-2. ^yUliam Henry* 
113% Datid Robert f 
UZL Lorenzo,* b. Sept 20, 1830; m. October, 1S30, Augusta Peabodr, 
daojcrhter oi James O. Peabody, formerly mayor of LoweL 
He is a mechanic, and resides in LowelL They have one 
1189. BeUe Gertrude^ b. 1370. 
1188L Frances,* b. Jan. 10, 1S3S; m Xov. 22, 1803^ TVUliam A. Morris, 
of Portland. Children: 
1137. Fanny Louisa,^ b. March 16. 1860. 
113S. inmam Albert • b, June 2. 1873. 
1130. Henry Edward.* b. Jan. 8. 1S41 ; m. Jaly, 1868, Sarah Mack- 
nieht. He is a srocer. in Syracuse, N. T. Children: 
1140. Fredertck,'* b. July, 1860 or 1S7U. 

114L Fanny Varnuin 

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,• b. 1872. 


Dbacox- Daxa RicnARDsox^ {Saniuely* David^* JbiriaAj* Jb^ 
9iahf Josialir* Ezektel^), of the preceding, and youngest 
sod of Samuel and Prudence Richardson ; bom In Dracut, April 
11,. ISOo ^ married, at Xewburyport, April .18, 1S80, Emilt Swstt, 
bom in Haverhill, Mnss., Sept. 14, 1808. 

He was^a farmer,, .and passed his lite in East Dracut, where he 
died Oct. 28, 1871, ajored 66 years, 6 months, 17 days. His wife . 
Emily died Dec. 0, 1854, aged 46 years, 2 months. 

He. was chosen deacon of the Congregatiounl Church in East 
Dracut,, Saturday eve, Nov. 2, 1839, at a meetinc of the church, 
at which the present writer, who was to preach the next day and 
administer the communion, presided as moderator. 

His children were : 

1142. Francis Dana,' b. March 10. 1831; d. fourteen davs after birth. 

1143. Emily Ann,^ b. ^farch 8, 18:i2; m. Dr. L. Frank Jones, a dentist 

in Boston. They were m. 1872, at Xorth Brid^ewater. 

1144. Leonidas,* b. Sept. 6, 1833 ; m. at Jackson, 3Iississippi, March 10, 

1861. Louisa French. He is, or has been, a merchant in 
Yicksburg. Children: 

1145. Lee,'* a merchant in Yicksburg, Miss. 

1146. Eugfi* 

1147. Sarali Smith.* b^ May 13, 18:^; lived but a few months. 

1148. Sarah Swett,' b. May 23. 1838: m. Bev. Austin Dodge, March 11. 

18G6. He gmcluated, Amhcrat CoUe^. 1801; at Andovcr 
Theological Seminarv, lSd5; was ordained pastor of the 
Xorth Consregational Church in Winchendon. Mass., Oct. 6, 
1866; of Union Church, Globe Village, SoutUbridge, 1867; 
acting pastor of the church in East Bridgcwater, ISiO. Chil- 

1140. ^iffc S. (Dodge), ) hh«« 

1150. AvMU B. (D<Sgi>, } ^^ 

115L Louisa (Dodge); 

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1U2» AmcM Tappaa,* b. Unch 4. 1840; m. Elizabeth A. Sherlmrae. of 
Draeut. Sept 7, 1S70. He is a f ftrmer in DnMsut One child: 
1153. IdaJtay} 
+1154 Charlee Dana,* b. Oct 4y l&ll ; m. Sarah T. Whittier. 
1155* Harriet Vamnm.' b. Aug. 12, ISU ; m. at Sonthbridj^, Mass., at 
that time tlie reudence of her slater Sarah, Oct 6, 18C0, Wil- 
liam Hammond, amercliant in Xebraalca City, Xeb. 
USd. Uarr Bntier.< b. Febi IS, 1S46; unm.; a teacher, 1874» in a 
ladles seminary. Sen York City. 


PB(n>s:rcE Richabdsox^ {Samttel^^ Davids* Jb^iaAy^ Josiahy* 
JbHaAj* JSzekiei^), sister of the preceding^ and daughter of 
uel • and Pmdence ( WikhJ) Rlcliard^oii ; bom in Dracut, April 21, 
1809; raarrieil, Nov. 80, 1841^ Rev. William Walkkr, bom in 
Vershire, county of Onmge, Vermont, Oct. 3, 1808, son of Aaron 
and Judith Wallcer, who afterwards settled in Milton, Wisconsin. 
Mr. Walker graduated, Amherst CoIIep^, 1838, and at the Tbeo- 
ToQcal Semin.nry, Andover, 1841. 

Fradence Richardson nndied at the nciidemies in Bradford, 
Mass., at Pembroke, X. H., at Ipswich, 3Iass^ and at the Mount 
Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley, Mass. Slie was con-' 
verted to Christ in a revival, 1827, at the a^e of eighteen ; and 
was a teacher for some time previous to marriage. 

She and her husband emuarked, Dec 6, 1^41, a week after 
marriage, in the schooner Herald, at Boston, to go as missionaries 
of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to 
the benighted people of West Africa. A mission among those 

E>ple had been commenced at Cape Palmas in January, 1834, by 
V. John Leighton Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, accompanied 
by Rev. Benjamin GriswoM, arrived at Cape Palmas, Feb. 3, 1842, 
and joined Mr. Wilson. They all passed through the customary 
attacks of the acclimating tevcr, which were rather mild ; but a 
third attack, which assumed, the typhus form, cut short .Mrs. 
Walkcr^s missionary labors, on the tiiird day of May, exactly 
three months from the time of her landing. 

Her sickness commenced April 23. For some days she was 
supposed to be doing well. At three o'clock on the morning of 
May 2d, the physician pronounced her case utterly hopeless. The 
announcement of this to her did not in the least disturb her. But 
in a few minutes, the thought of home and friends rushed upon 
her mind, and she exclaimed, <*0h my father and mother, broth- 
ers and sisters!'^ Prayer was offered at her request by Rev. Mr. 
Wilson. She became perfectly calm, and her countenance was as 
serene as the beautiful raomiog then just rising. Several prayers 
were offered, and she herself prayed with great earne:^tness for 
the children of the mission school. To her husband she said, 
''Tell my parents and friends that I do not now, on my dying bed, 
regret my coming to Africa. The time since I left America has 
been the happiest of my life.** Her chief concem was, lest her 
early death should deter others from going to impart the blessings 
of the gospel to that land. 

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At eleven o'clock ▲• m. she complaioed of cotci, nnd it vna evU 
dent that the icr hand of death was upon her. After this she 
snflbred intense pain tor ttro lioorSf but at one p. m. the pain left 
her; she became unconscioos, and at iialC-past four the spirit as- 
cended to Gkxl who gave it» 

The mission was, in 1842, removed to the River Gaboon, almost 
under the eqnator. It has continned there to the present time, 
bat was, in 1870, transferred to the Presbyterian Board. 

Mr. Walker has continued to labor in it, with praiseworthy zeal 
and various success, I believe, till the present time. In 1845, he 
married Zeruiah L. Shumway, a native of Oxford, 31ass. She 
died. April 2S, 1848. After her death he married Catharine Hard* 
castle,. September, 1851.. 


AEVtRA RiCHJiEDSOX^ (5rtm«rf,* Davidr* JMahj* Joaiah^* Jb' 
Miahj* JEgekUl^)y sister of the preceding; born in Dracut, April 9, 
1812; married. May 1, 1838, Herbebt' Cobubx, bom in Dracnt, 
Feb. 13, 1804, son of Phineas and Polly Cobum, of that place. 
They were living in Dracnt, 1874. 


115T» Josephine ▲. (Cobum).- 

1158. Traiuun Walker (Cobum). 

1159. Florence Emma (Cobum). 
AU liring in Dracnt^ 1374. 


Thjlddexts RicHARBSOsr^ (Th*iddeiu^^ Davids* Josiahj* JasittA^* 
Ji>9%aK^ Eukid^)j eldest son of Capt. Thaddens* and Polly 
(Currier) Richardson, of Dmxrut; bora there, Aug. 1, 1803; mar- 
ried, Dec. 80, 1830, Betsey Mocltox Bbadfobd, of Salem, N. 
H. She was bom May 13, 1309. They now live in Salem, N. H^ 
March, 1875. 

Their children, all bora in Dracut, were: 

lieOl BetMy Amanda ntzland.' b. Nov. 20, la^l; m. Feb. 13, 1802, 
Lambert Packard* of St Johnsbury, Yt. They have three 

116L Alma Ann,* b. Jan. 0, 1SS3; unm. ; she was a teacher; d. June 

1162. Aramenta Dormer Cherbury." b. June 20. 1331; m. Sept 29, 
1371, Joel Corlis Gary, of Salem, X. H. He is a merchant. 

11G3. Louisa Ann." b. March 14, ISO^): unm. ; a dealer in fancr goods. 

11^ Dorothy MaMna,* b. Jan. 15. 1833; unm.; a teacher, ist5. 

11G5. Thaddeus Bradfoid Morton."^ b. Dec. lO, 18.39; m. June 17. 1866, 
Ada A. Good\TiD, of South Hampton, X. H. Ho is a black- 
smith in Lawrence, 3ia;i9. They have one child. 

1166. Mary Helen,* b. Auff. 24, l.'<41 ; m. June 19, 1362, Geon;^ A. Tut- 
tle, a carpenter, of Lawrence. Two children. 

116T. Rachsl Emma,* b. June is^ 1343; unm.; d. Oct % 1860. 

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U68. Abbj Rotina Janette,' b. Felx 5, 1S45; m. Dec 23, 186S. Henry 

A. Jones, of Pelbani* X. IL. a lumber dealer. Tvo children* 
uaOL Agfttha Aciand.^ b. Feb. 11. 1847: m. Xor. 27, 1871, Ephraim H. 

Cbaie. of Lawrence, a wholesale dealer in produce and dour. 

She died Feb. 1. 1873, leaving one child. 
U7Q» yamam Bradfota Daj,^ b. Oct 12, 18^; unm.; a dealer in 

wood and a farmer; lives with his father in Salem, N. H. 
UTU Andre Warrick,* b. Sept 10, 1850; m. June II, 1S7;}, Georgiana 

Austin, of Lawrence; a wholesale dealer in produce. 


Louisa Rzchardsox^ (Tha€lckuSy* David^ Josiah,^ JosiaA,* 
Jo$iah^ Btekiel'^)^ sister of the precediofi:; bora in Dracut, !May 
21t 1807; raarriod, Januarv» 1830, Johx Kichasdsox, of Pelham, 
K» H« They lived in Peiham. He was a shoemaker. 

Obildren, bora in Peiham: 

1171.* Charles A.,' b. April 80, 1888. 
117Lk Marietta,^ b. June 4, 1845. 
117L* Louisa J.,' b. Oct 9, 1840. 


Joseph Richabdsox^ (-E7yaA,* Zaohariah} Zachariah^^ JosU 
ahf JoMiah* JEzekiel^), son of Elijah • and Molly (Howard) Rich- 
ardson, of Chelm.'^ford ; bora in Chelmsford, Jan. 1, 1801 ; married, 
April 4, 1883, Lircr Mibxstda. Br jot, born Feb. Id, 1811, dangh* 
ter of Amos and Lucy Byam, of Chelmsford* 

He was a farmer. He removed from Chelmsfonl to Westford, 
and thence to Groton. He died of inflammation of the brain, 
F^b. 21,1848, aged 47. 

His children were : 

1172* Lacy Adams,* b. Jan. 28, 1884. 

1178* Joseph Henry,' b. Dec. 20. 1885. 

1174. Mary Eliza.^ b. Jan. 20, 1888. 

1175. Rnfus Byam.* • 
1170. AUred Austin,* b. Hbj 19, 1845. In the war of the rebellion, 

he enlisted in the famous sixth re$^ment of Massachusetts 
▼olunteers. He died of typhoid ferer in the hospital at Suf- 
folk, Ya., Deo. 8, 1865 ( ?). His remains were brought home 
to Westf ord for interment 


EuxAR RicHARDSoy^ {EHJaKf Zachoariahf Zachaiidh^ Jo^i- 
eh,* Jo$\ah^ Ezekid^)^ brother of the preceding; bom in Chelms* 

ford, XoT. 12, 1803; married Elizabeth . He lived in 


His children, all bom in Chelmsford, were : 

1177. Alvah Howard,* b. Sept. 4, 13.^^ 

;i7H. Mary ElUabeth," b. Oct 28, 15C5* 

1170. Henrietta,* b. April 5, 18.30. 

11.^1. Frances Adelaide.' b. Oct 5. 1841. 

IHl. CeciUa Ann,» b. Aug. 4, 1843. 

11S2. Ellen Louisa,' b. Nor. 17, 1848. 

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JosvFfi Marct Ricsasdsox ' (SUas^* Jo9iahf Zaehariah^^ Jo* 
$iahf Jo»iaA,* JSxekiel^)^ son of Sila»« and Lucy (Tarr) Richard- 
ton, sacceasiveiy of Westfordy Mass^ and Greene^ Me.; bom in 
Greene, Jantt 8»* ISIO; married Axx Fckbcsh, bom in Greene, 
Me., Feb. 16, 1815, daughter of Abraham and Jane (Bratm) For« 
bush, of that place. 

He receired his name ont of respect to Doctor Joseph Fox 
Mazcy, of Draont, brother of his father's first wife. He iulierited, 
and now, 1874, lives on the homestead of his father, in Greene, 
Me. His wife is also Uring. 

Children : 

1188. Kaehei Cobara.* b. Jnne 3, 1887; m. William H. F. Ubbey. son ot 
Ebenezer and Emeline (Harding) labbey, in ReacUield* Ma. 
Emeline's father. Hurdinj?. was a sea-captain. They lived a 
while in Readfleld: now in North 3ionmoath, Me. Mr. Lib- 
bey has been, by turns, a seaman,, farmer, and mechanic. 
Children: « 

• 118k Ltteyjraria(Libbey).b. Julys, 1857. 

1185. Ahfiv Ann (Ubbey), b. Kov. 7. IStid. 
1188. Charles.' b. Jan. 16, lS:s»): m. his cousin. Emellno Brawn, 
daugiiter of John and Lore (Furbush) firawn, of Greene, 
probably. He has been a stone-cutter in LowelL Children : 

1187. EdwartL^ 

1188. £iH9nay 

1180. Frederic •h.lSli. 
1180* Alfred,^ b. Jan. 10. 1844: m. EUzabeth Bond, danghter of EUery 
and Hannah (Hatch) Bond, of Greene. He resides. 1S74. in 
Greene, on land wbfch Zachariah Richardson, his uncle [440], 
bought in that town about 1800, before the uncle went to 
Ohio. One child: 
1191. Aibtrt* b. Dee. 26, 1871. 
UOS. Eari.* b. Dec 28, 1848; unm. 1874; shoemaker and fanner. 
IIIKI. EUis.s b. Au|r. 38, 1851 : unm. 1>74; farmer. 

1104. SeidenEdtvin^^b. March 4, 1S54; unm. 1&74; farmer. 
Three of the above-named sons were in the army in the late war. 


Charles RicnABDsox^ (5i7aV Josia/ij* ZacAartaAy* Jbstahj* 
Ji>9iah,* JEzekiel^)^ brother of tlie preceding; born in Greene, 
Mon Feb. 28, 1812 ; married Olitx Miller, of Union, 3Ic. 

He lived in Gardiner, Me.; was a trader and in tlie milling 
business there, bnt removed to Weilsville, Alleghany County, 
N. Y., and there followed nirricultural pursuits. He died in the 
place last named, Jan. 81, 1873. 

^ Some of his chiMren were born in Gardiner; others in TTcdls- 
▼ille. Their names, so fiir as known, f«illow : 

1105. Henry,* b. about 1839: d. youn;;. 

1108. Charles,^ b. 184- : m. In Wellsville; is depot-master. 

1107. A daughter,* died young. 

1108. Olive,* supposed unm. 
lieo. BetsevD.,* m. — — ; d.-^-. 
120a John>* 

liOl. Joseph.' 

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^ Sjlsar MsRCHA2fT RiCHJLRDSosT ^ (WiUiam ^^^ Daniel* WiU 
tiani* Josiahy* Josuihy^ Ezekid\)r eldest daughter of Hon. Wil- 
liam Merchant Richardson,* chief justice of New Hampshire, by 
his wife, Betsey Smith ; bora in Groton, Mass^ Alay 31, 1800 ; mar* 
ried, April 27/1826, Db. Lemuel Maxct Babksr, sod of Lemuel 
aud Mary Barker. ^ 

Dr. Bsirker studied medicine with Dr. Reuben Dimond 3Iussey, 
Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and of Anat- 
omy and Surgery in Dartmouth College. He received from that 
coUe^ the degree of M. D. in 1824; aud commenced medical 
practice at Chester, N. H., where he married as above. He re- 
moved to Great Falls, N. H^ in 1S31 ; thence to Boston, and 
finally to Maiden, in 1863, where he now resides. He ha^ been 
superintendent and resident physician of the Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Hospital, and a member of the State Senate. 


1202L TTiUiam Richardson (Barker), b. in Chester, N. H., Aug. 10 
1327; ro. £Uen Elizabetli Harrington, of Boston, Sept. 9, 1656; 
they have one child: 
1208. j/ary R. j Barker )» b. in Boston, 'Aug. 28, 1857. 
' iSOlL 'Mary SZorse'fBarker), b. in Chester, X. H., April 18, 1830; m. 
William u. Taylor, of Boston, July 21, ISoO; imd has two 

1205. Freiitrie 5. (Taylor), b. in Boston,. Jan. 8. 1863. 

1206. y^eiUft R. (Taylor), b. in Boston. July 24, 1866. 

1807» Lemuel (B«irker), b. in Gilford, X. IT., June 1, 1SS5; m. Adeline 
Brown Xorris, of VTobum Centre, Mass., March 24, 1&71. 
Xow resides ia Maiden, Mass* 


Bbtset Smith Richardson ^ ( WlUiam 21^* DanieLf WilUam^^ 
Jo9iah,* Jo$xahy' Exek\el\AsLXX^YiteT of William il.* and Betsey 
(Smith) Richanlson, and sister oT the precedinnr; bom in Groton, 
Massn July 18, 1805; married, Jan. 11, 18-25, BKXJAyix Browjt 
Fren-ch, bom in Chester, N- H., Sept. 4. 1800, eldest son of Hon. 
Daniel and Mercy (Brown) French, of Chester. He was the only 
•on of Daniel French by the first wife, . Mercy. Mrs. Mercy B. 
French died March «, 180:^. She was a daughter of Benjamin 
Brown, a successful merchant, of Chester, and a sister ot Rev. 
Francis Brown, President of Djurtmouth College from 1815 to 
1820. ' 

B. B. French was a student in the academy in North Tar- 
mouth, but not the advantajje of a college etiucation. He 
nuflied law in the office of his father, who was' a lawyer, a judge 
»n the 8U|)erior court, and attorney general of Xew Hampshire 
from 181*2 to 1815. He, the son, practiced law at Hookaett and 
^ttttol^ N. H., and went to Xewpirt, N. H., in 1827. Of the 
f®*""* ^^^ named, he was representative in the State Legislature 
>Q 1831, 1832, and 1833, and was proprietor and editor of the 

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^Kew Hampshire Spectator,'* there printed. He was an assis- 
tant clerk or the IT. b. Honsc of Representatives, 1888, and clerk 
of that Honse in lS4d. About 1844, or perhaps before,, he re- 
moved to Washington, D. C* There he was president of the 
Mi^netic Telegrapii Company, and commissioner of public build- 
ings. Dartmouth College conferred on him the honorary degree 
of A- il. in 1852. 

His wile Betser died at Washington,. May 6, 1861. His second 
wife was Mary Ellen Brady. 

The children of Benjamin 6. and Betsey French were : 

1208. Francis Ormond (French), b. in Chester, y. H., Sept 12; 1897; 
married Ellen M. Tuck, of Exeter, N. H., ^larch 5, 1861. She 
was daughter, I suppose, of Amos Tuclc. Francis eraduated, 
Hanrard College, 1857; studied law, and now, lSi4, revides 
in Xew York Citr. Two of their children are living, viz.: 
1200. Betfie (French!, b. in Exeter, X. H., Dec. 17, 1861. 
12ia AmoM (French), b, in Roxburj, Mass., Jaly 20, 1803. 

1211. Benjamin Brown (French), b. in Washinicton, D. C, Feb. 4, 
liM ; m. Abby M. Thomaii, at Chester, Pa.» 3Iay 0, 1866. Xow 
residing in > ew York City. Children : 

1212. AhbU ytoHt (Fiench), b. in Broi klyn, 2f. T., June 80, 1867. 

1213. Chariu (French), b. in New York. 


BIabt WooDBtTBT Rtchardsox^ ( WUliam j?/;* Daniel,' TFS- 
lictm^ JMahf Jo9iah,^ JExekiel^), sister of the preceding; bom in 
Oroton, ]i(a5s., April 1:^, 1898; ni.irried Samuel J. Spbagxte YosXt 
of Lancaster, Mass., Aug: 1^ 1889. 

Children, all horn at Lancaster: 

'' ' 1214. Ellen Richardson (Tose), b. Jan. 10, 1841; m. T. C. Lawton, of 
Sheffield, Mass., Juhr 26, 1864^ They now, 1874, reside in 
Cranston. R. I. Children: 

1215. Sina Vo9e (Lawton). b. at Hinsdale. Mass.. Jan. 18, 1867. 

1216. 3fary Spra^e (Lawton). b. at Cranston, R. t. Oct 15, 1860. 

1217. WalUr (Lawtoni, b. at Cranston, Feb. 10. 1872. 

1218. Louisa (Vosel, b. Oec 7. 1&^2; m. Frederic Griswold Coffi!iu> of 
Brooklyn, X. Y.»May 23, 1865; now reside in Burlington, 
Vt. Cliildren: 

1219. FVedeHc GW/wiM (CofEgin), b. Burlington. Dec. 25, 1866. 

1220. £re/<n Lom9n (Coggin), b. Burlington, Feb. 14, 1871. ^ 
1231. John Spmgue ( Vose). b. July 25. 1845. r i^. w\ J 
1222. TTUliam Merchant Richardson (Vose), b. Jan. 2. 1817; m. Pa- 
tience £. Watts,of AtUel)orou{;h. Mass., July 16, 1^09. They 
reside at Chicairo. HI. One child : 

1223. fVederic (Vose), b. in Chicago, March 4, 1870. 


AyyE RiCH.vRDaox' ( WtHiam M,* Danid* WlUiam* Jonah* 
JoMiahy* J^zekiel^)^ sister of the preceding; bom at Chester, N. 
H., Sept. 2G, 1811 ; married, Oct. 9, 1838, LIexbt Flagg French, 
born in Chester, Aug. 14, 1818, son of Hon. Daniel and Betsey 

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Van Meter (Flagg) French, of that place. He was, therefore, half 
brother to Ben.fatnin B. French, already noticed as the husband of 
Chief Justice Richardson's second daughter, Betsey. 

Ilis mother's father was Josiah Flagc:, Esq^ who was an officer 
of the Revolution, and son of Rev." Ebenezer Flagg, who was 
bom in Wobum, Oct. 18, 1704^ and pastor of the Congreirational 
Church in Chester, N. H., from 1736 to 1798 ; dying 2s or. 14, 
1796, aged 92. A daughter of Josiah FIag<r, Esq^ was Catharine 
Gardner Flncg, who married William J.'Folsom, a brother of 
Hon. John I* Jlsom, who kept the hotel on j\Ias!$al3osic Pond in 
the west part of Chester, N. H., well known to students of Dart- 
mouth College. Tliese two brothers invented the first nail-cut- 
ting machine. [Chase's Hist, of Chester, N. H^ p. 522.1 

Benry F. French was educated at the academies in Deny and 
Pembroke, y. H^ and Hitigham, Mass., not having a college edu- 
cation. He studied law with his father, who, as we have already 
said, was a hiw^'cr; and at the law school at Cambridge. He 
was admitted to the bar, Aug. 14, 1835. He practiced law with 
\ his father till the death of the latter in 1S40 ; then :it Portsmouth 

one year ; then removed to Exeter, and held the office of solicitor 
ten years from 1S3S ; was bank commissioner 1848-1852 ; and was 
a justice of the court of Common Pleas from August, 1855, till 
August, 1859. He then opened a law office in Boston; removed 
his family to Cambridge in 1800, and again removed it to Amherst, 
Mass., in September, 1865. In June, 1865, he was electetl the 
first presideut of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. He re- 
sumed the profession of law in Boston" in the spring of 1867. 

Having a taste for agriculture, he purchased a farm in Concord, 

II Mass., on which he has continued to reside, while keeping a law ' 

^ office in Boston. He has an extensive reputation as an agricul- 

turist; has been a contributor to several nsricultural papers, and 
made an agricultural tour in Europe in 18o7. 

Dartmouth College conferred on him the honorary degree of 
A. M. in 1852. He was elected an honorary member of the Phi 
Beta Kappa of Harvard College in 1861. 

His wife Anne, daughter of "Chief Justice Richanlson, died at 
Exeter, N. H., Aug. 29, 1856. He has since married Pamela M. 
Prentice, of Keene, N. H. 

Children of Henry F. and Anne French, bom at Chester, N. H. : 

1224. Harriette Van Meter (French), b. SenC 29. 1830; m. Major 
Abijah Hollis, of Concord, X. H., July, 0, 1S61. Children: 

Bom in Milton, Mass.: 
122S. rftomos (Hollis), b. Hay 5,1865. 

Born in Concord, N. H.: 

1226L AnM Biehartlaw (HoUis), b. July 9, 1S67. 

Itil. J?eiiryFreru:A(HolUs), b. Au<r.:U), 1809. 

12-iS. AlUn (HolUs), b. Dec. ?A IST?. 

!:&». HarrUiU Van JleUr (lloUis), b. Sept 1, 1874. 

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ISSa ITOliam MerefanH RiehoxdM^n (Fniich), b, Oet 1, 1648. 

ISSl. Sarah Flags (FreMh), b. Aug. 14, 1^(1; m. Edwaxd J. Bartlet, 
June 10. ISTJL One cliild: 
1282. J/ary auafriii2/(Bai-tlet),b.Feb. 26, 1875. 
• 1288. Daniel Chester (Fiench), b. April 20, 18dO. He is br profession 
a sottlptor.haa a natural cenios for the art and is now. An* 
gusW 1^7^ mnsoing studies of that kind in Italy. He haa ac- 
quired a hip^ reputation for his mututc-mas, a bronse 
statue of heroie size, on the old battle ground at Concord, 
Mass. It was aM>delled when he was but twentj^two years 
of age. Ralph Waldo Emerson pronounces it the best single 
figure in this oovntry. 

The following extract from the SprinefieM Republican, as cop* 
led into the Boston Journal of March 1§, 1875, and another from 
the Concord Freeman of Sept. 4^ 1875, will show what ia 
tbouglit of the statue : 

' Thb MnfUTB-VAX OF CoxcoRB. — ^Thc bronze statue of the 
minute«man, now completed-'at the Ames Works in Chicopee, and 
destined to mark forever the spot 

Where ouce th' embattled farmers stood 
. Andfiredtheshotheardround the world, 

will be readil v' accepted as ft worthy example of American scn]|v 
tnre^ and misrbt even stand for the ideal embodiment, of the 

Snitts of the lie volution. 3Ir. French, one of the youngest and 
mhest of onr sculptors, and whose first ambitious work this 
- statne is, ought to be at home to see it. unveiled before hi<< towns- 
men and the inheritors of the minute-man's great lege./ ; for on 
that occasion be could not £ul to gain what he merits, the peo* 
ple^s honest praise and recognition of his genins. / 

The statue is of course of heroic measure ; somewhat more 
than seven feet in height, onerously proportioned, /tmd is to be 
elevated upon a fine pedestal of granite. It represents a young 
man turning at the hurrying call of the messenger from his labors 
in the field, and instantly raady for duty. His "left hand rests a 
moment on a handle of bis abandoned plow, across whoso upper 
brace his coat is flun^; hii right hand grasps the old flint-lock 
musket ; he rests on his left toot, while his right is just leaving 
the ground behind— the whole attitude indicating a moment's 
pause, as if to listen. The figure is attired in the traditional con- 
tinental costume, and will preserve its details for future ages. 
The long waistcoat, cangiit by one button, the shirt, hitched up 
loosely at the waist with toil, and with sleeves rolled carelessly 
above the elbow, the breedies and the buttoned galligaskins, the 
stout cowhi«le boots, the pewdor-honi, with its pine stopple, hung 
by a strap over the shoulder, like a scarf of decoration^ the soft 
hat, cocked at one side— <iil add to the curiously vivid way in 
which this statue brings one in neighborhood with the day and 
the spirit it crystalizes in its enduring bronze. 

For this minute-man of Concord is instinct with lifo and princi- 

Ele. It is no ideal face, no eotintenunce of form that would be at 
ome in other countries, but a thorough Yankee, that Mr. French 

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hiiB giren to iramortalitr. The features are strongljr marked aod 
bear the enenry, the self-commnnd, the ready shrewcloess, the im* 
mediate decision, and, abore all, the air of freedom, that belong 
to the Xew Ensrland face. The frame is stalwart, the shoulders 
squarely held, the muscles of the bared fore-arms— the one that 
leans strongly on the plow^ the one that atrongly grasps the mus- 
ket—are tense and nnencombered by tiabbv flesh ; the great reins 
stand knotted on the strenuous hands. T*he man is alive from 
head to foot, and, indeed, we know not where there is better rep- 
resented the momentary pause of rigorons action than in this no* 
ble statue. An enviabfe fiune, we are sure, will be insured to Mr. 
French by a work at once so wholly American in conception and 
so spiritedly achieved in deUiL 

Thx jlt&xuTB-af ax. — A eorrespondent of the Exeter QX. H.) 
News Letter, in a somewhat lengthy but excellent article on the 
difbrent classes of statues, concludes his contribution with the 
followinsp remarks on the Ooncord minute-man : 

The object of the artist was to express in bronze, in the form 
of a representative youth of the time, the spirit of the age of a 
century airo, which gave burth to a new nation, and to memori- 
alize the first conflict of aras in the series of those which ended 
in the establishment of national life, liberty, and independence. 
A theme more noble has noeiy fallen to the lot of an artist to 
treat, and if he succeeds in givinjgr expression to that spirit, and 
utterance to that story, his ambition may well be satisfle«^, his 
friends rejoice in his achievement, and the town, which ^^ hon- 
ored, itself by erecting this monument, may be congratulated on 
possessing a sculpture of gnat merit. 

In carrying out this intention, on what features of the spirit of 
that age should the aitist seiae? What was so prominent m that 
spirit as to characterize it and distinguish it from that of the ages 
before, and which has been given to us as a legacy from the 
lathers, which we were to keep, and the artist help us to perpetu- 
ate in our memory? 

It was an ag^ of indomitable resolve, of unconquerable cour- 
age, of never-tailing selt-rettance, of ready self-sacrifice for the 
public good, and crowning all these, a consecration of soul to 
personal and public liberty. These all found utterance in the 
event the artist has attempted to memorialize. And the result of 
Ilia bbors is— the statue tells the story unmistakably, and we re- 
ceive fix>m it an impress fro« the spirit of that other and better 
sitre, which is to make this oMnument an educator and benefactor 
of this age and those which are to follow. We say the story is 
told unmistakably. It is reeognized alike by the scholar and the 
laborer, and each receives fiwen it the inspiration which it was the 
high object of the artist to express. It is this which declares, in 
teniis no others can eoual, the cptnplete success which has been 
attained. Without thw, the perfection of proportion, the stalwart 
»»eauty of form, the graceful action and pose of the figure, the 
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Toeal expres.«ion of the spirit find the story, constitute the ** miii* 
ute-maa a succesis ia art ot* the highest order. 

Loins A. RiCHARDSox^ {Wittiam M^ Daniel* William^* JomU 
ahf Jiosiah^* Ezekid^\ sister of the preceding, and youngest 
dauurhter of Chief Justice Richardson ; bom in Portsmouth, N. 
H., June 27, 1814; married, Oct. 2-t 1837, Ret. Charles Pixck- 
srxT RrssELL, then pastor of the Congregational Church in Can* 
din, K. H. 

He was a native of Greenfield, Mnss. ; was ordnined at Candia, 
Dec 25, 18S3, .md dismissetl May 26, 1841. After this he resided 
some time in tlie city of Washington, D. C. 

Their children were : 

ViZL Charles Pinckney (RnsselU, b. in Candia, April 23, 1840; m. 
Lucia Whitman* of Washin^on, D. C, April 23, 1870. They 
nofv resiile in Greenfield. Mass., 1374. Children: 
183S. Charles CoUtm&rih (Uussell), b. in Brooklyn, N. T., Sept 

13, i?n. 
123A. Whitmaxi (Bnsiell), b. in Washington, D. C, June 10, 1873. 

1287. William Richardson (Russell), b. in Georp;etown, D. C, Jnne S, 

. 1S42; m. Ella M. Loom is, of Cold water, Mich., June 4, 1874; 
now resides at Fort Wayne. Indiana. 

1288. Louisa Richardson (Ru&svll). b. in Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 21, 

184.'^; m. James W. Whelpley, of Washington, D. C, Oct 19, 
1871. One child: 
1S39. JcoMn Bu$9eU ( Whelpley), hr in Washington, D. C, Aug. 81, 
lS4a Nathaniel Edwards (RosseU), b. in Washington, D. C, Feb. 24, 
1848. He graduated at the Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. 
H.. in 1870; m. Lncf C. Flack, of Lansingburg, X. Y., July 
1, 1874. 
124L John Francis (RnsstU), b. in Washington, D. C, May 20, 1855. 


SA3f0EL Matheb RicnARDSoyT {WiHiam 31^* Daniel^* WiU 
liam^ JbsiaAj* Jbsiahj* Hztkiel'*'), brotlier of the preceding, :ind 
Younsrest child of Chief Jiutice Richardson ; bom in Portsmouth, 
^. II., Dec. 26, 1817; married AIasy Wbitmobk, of Chester, 
N. H. 

He teas a merchant in Illinois. lie removed to Waynesville, in 
that State, vrhere he was killed by the running a\ray of a horse, 
May 1:2, 1843, aged 25 years, 4 months. 

He had one son, posthumous : 

1242. Samuel blather.* b. hi Hebron. X. H., Oct. 21. 184a : m. June 6, 
18H6, Geor^ana Florence Bums, of Cape Elisabeth, Mc. 
They did reside at Cape Elizabeth. 


Daiosl Samuel Ricraroso.v^ (J)amely^ Daniel^* Willfamy* 
Jo9\ahf JiMiahy* Ezekiel^)^ eldest son of Daniel* and Mary 

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(Adams) lUchanlsoiit of Tyngsborongh, Mass.; born there, Deo. 
1,1816; married, first^Mny 11, 1843risABELi.A Aaucx, dnughter 
of Somael and Nancy ( Murston) Aiken, of Chester, N. H. Seo- 
ond, Ax^os B. Sawteb, of Bolton, June 2*A 1852. 

He graduatetl at Harvard College, 183b;. suidied in the lav 
school at Cambridge; received the degree of Bachelor of Law*, 
-^889. In 1839, he settled in the practice of law at Lowell. He 
was representative of that city to the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts three years; was a senator from Middlesex one year. 

He was president of the common council of Lowell two years; 
.aldermitn one year» He was judge advocate of the second divis- 
ion of the Mas*sachttsetts volunteer militia six years; was chair- 
man of the board of county commissioners for Middlesex County 
in 1850 and several other years. He resides in Lowell. 

Bom in Lowell,, by first wife : 
124& Muy Adams.* 

By second wife : 
lUL Anne,' b. June 23, 1857. 


Hoar. Wnxtut Adjlvs HicnABDSON^ {Danid^^ Danielj^ TFW- 
liantf Ji>$iuh^ Jo4iah^^ £z€kiei^)^hTox)\et of the preceding, and 
second son of Hon. Daniel* and Marv (Adams) Richardson^ bom 

• inTynffsboroach, MasiSn Nov. 2, 1821; married, Oct. 29, 1849, 
A^rarjk 3(abia ^Iabstox, daughter of Jonathan Marston, of Ma- 
ehiasoort, Me. His mother, as heretofore stated, was a daughter 
of William Adams, Esq., who served in two campaigns of the 
Revolutionary stmggle. 

He prepared for college at Lawrence Academy, Groton, and 
graduated at Hnrvanl in 1S43. He stndie^l law at' the law school 
of Harvard College under Judge Joseph Storv and Professor Si- 
mon Greenlen^ and receive<l the degrees of Master of Arts and 
Bachelor of Laws in 1846, at the same institution. In 1846, he 

• entered upon his first ofiicuil career— that of judge advocate of a 
division of the Massachusetts miiiti.i, an ofiice which he held four 
years. He was admitted to the B«)ston Bar, on motion of John 
A» Andrew, afterwards governor, July 8, 1848. He was aid-<1e- 
camp to Governor Briggs in 1850. 'After his admission to the 
bar, he imme<liately enterel on the ]>ractice of the profession, as 
partner with his brother, Hon. Daniel S. Richardson, in Lowell, 
and that city now became his home. 

^ His admitted talents wer« early reco^ized by calls to fill sta- 
tions of honor and responsibility. In 1849, he was chosen to the 
Lowell common council, also in 1853 and 1854, and was made 
^ president of that bo^ly. In 1863, ho was one of the corporators 

of the Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank ; was appointed one of 
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His abilities as a financier were recognized by his appointment 
of the Waraesit (now National) Bank, in 1839, whictx oflice be 
held until Jannaiy, 1867 ; abo, with the exception of that time, 
he was. a director of the Appleton Bank, LowelL from October, 
1858, until he was appointed Secretary of the IT. S. Troasary. 
He held the important office of president of the Middlesex Me«^ 
chanics* AssocLntion two years, and exercised a controlling influ- 
ence in thoroaghly rcoi^nizing that influential .institution. 

In 1855, he was appointed to revise the General Statutes of the 
Commonwealth, having as associates in this laborious work Hon. 
Joel Parker and Andrew A. Richmond* This occupied a period 
of fonr years* and resulte«l in the ^ General Statutes of Massachu- 
setts,'* enacted in 1859. The successful accomplishment of such 
a work, involving the harmonious adjustment ot a mass of mate- 
rialsso complicated, can only be appreciated by an experienced 

f>rofessional mind. The fidelity of this great work induced the 
eeinlntnre, in 1859, to appoint the subject of this notice chairman 
or the committee to edit the General Statutes, and in 1867, as a 
work to be annually performed. At a subsequent session, he and 
Judge Sanger were charged with the duty ot editing a new edi- 
tion of the General Statutes and. supplement, in conseauence of 
the destruction of the original plates in the great fire or Novem- 
ber, 1872. To this edition five or six thousand notes and refer- 
ences, not in the former edition, were added. 

In April, 1856, he entered upon the duties of judge of probate 
for Middlesex County, succeeding the Hon. Samuel Phillips 
Prescott Fay, who died that year, after having held the office 
thirty-five years. On the consolidation of the office of judge of 
insolvency with that of judge of probate, in May, 1868, he was 
appointed to the new position of judge of probate and insolvencv, 
bemg thus, in effect, judge of two courts at the same time, fn 
April, 1872, he resigneil the important trust, a period of sixteen 
Tears from his first taking the office of judge of probate. During 
his continuance in this office he brought order out of complete 
ehaoe by a thorough revisal of the entire mass of old probate 
blanks and probate practice. 

Amid these multiplied demands upon his time, he was appoint- 
ed, in 1862, one of the trustees of Lan-rcnce Academy, in Groton, 
and by the legislature, in 1863, one of tlie overseers of Harvard 
College, and again, under the now law, in 1869, by the Alunmi of 
the college. In 1860, he found it necessary to remove his law 
office from Lowell to Boston, and about the same time he changed 
his residence to Cambrtrlgc. 

In April, 18C9, he was" appointed and commi.moned judge of 
the superior court of Massachusetts, but declined the honor, fmm 
having been appointed, by President Grant, in the preceding 
month. Assistant Secretary of the U. S. Treasury. . When this 
appointment was offered him be, was taken by surjirise, and ac- 
cepted it at last with reluctance. Even after he had sustained 
the office with distinguished honor, he repeatedly sought to es- 
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was also specially commistsioned as ActiDcr Secretary of the Treas- 
ury daring any absence of Secrctnrv Boatweil, aud thus was 
virtually for months Secretary of the 'treasury. 

In 1871, he was sent to Euroi>e by Mr. Boutwell, then Secreta- 
ry of the Treasur}% on a mission to negotiate the new gorem* 
ment loan, sailing from New Vork June 14th of that year. He 
was eminently successful in this at fir«t very doubtful undertak« 
ing, baring in one month obtained a favorable proposition from 
leading bankers in London, which he telegraphed to this country. 
Its acceptance was si^ified by the telegraph, and he remained in 
Europe until the alEar was consumraatetl, delivering seventy«six 
million dollars of the new five per cent bonds, receiving' the 
money for the same, and investing it in old six per cent 5-20 
bonds, which were brought to this country and destroyed at the 
treasury depaitment. In this transaction thirty«five clerks were 
employed in taking the new bonds to Europe/ exchanging them 
there, receiving and cancelling the old bonds, and bringing them 
back for destruction. He deposited his receipts with the Bank of 
England, where he had at one time to his credit personally six- 
teen millions of dollars, and was probably the largest depositor in 
that great institution.. In 3Iarch, 1872, he returned home with 
his entire force, and in a very short time his account was adjusted 
at the department without the discrepancy of one dollar. This 
was a remarkable thins, when we take into consideration the 
vastness of the sums and the immense labor requisite to the care- 
ful scrutiny of each bond, the placing of each one in the proper 
schedule, and keeping an accurate account of the whole. 

On the 17th of March, 1873, he was nominated and immediate- 
ly confirmed as Secretary of the IT. S. Treasury. On the tbllow- 
ing day, he was sworn into this high and responsible office and 
entered upon its duties, having since the election of Mr. Bout- 
well to the Senate acted as "Secretary. In June, 1874, he re- 
signed the office of Secretary' of the l*reasury to accept a seat 
upon the bench of the U. S.* Court of Claims, to whicn he had 
been appointed. The honorary deirree of Doctor of Laws was 
conferred on Mr. Richardson, in 1878, by Columbian College, 
Washington, D. C. During the summer and autumn of 1875, he 
with his wife and daughter visited Japan and China, and made a 
journey around the world. 

Mr. Richardson has but one child: 
1S43. Isabel Anna,s b. at Lowell, Dec. 21, 1850. 


Uo3r. 6eorg£ Fbaxcis Richardson ^ (Daniel^* Danitl^' Wtl- 
liam^^ Jo4\ah^ Josiah^* E2Md^% half-brother of the preceding, 
and son of Hon. Daniel* and Elannnh (Adams) Richardson; born 
'"^ '^i'^Sr^borough, Mass:, Dea 6, 1829; married Ca&olixe Auctrs* 
TA. Reed, of Lowell. 

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He W!i8 prepareil for college at Phillips Exeter Academy; 
graduated at Harvard CvIIegc, ISoO^ and <;nuluated from the law 
school connecteil with that college in 1358, taking the first prize 
of fifty dollars for an essay. At the outbreak of the HebellioOt 
April 19, ISOlt he rallied a military company» called the *^ Rich- 
ardson Light Intantryi'* whose ofiicers were commissioned the 
nest day. This company was the first to oifer their services to 
tlie State of Alas^acliosetts for three years' service. They were 
mustered into the U. S. service in - Boston, May 21, 18(51, and 
sailed for Fortress Monroe the next day. On the 29tb, they were 
assigiietl to the n^nlar garrison of the fortress. Their captain 
was Fhineas A. Daviis of LowelL Among its members was Hud- 
son M. Richardson and Samuel M. Richardson, both of LowelL 
This company, bein^ used to handling artillery, afterwards be- 
came the Seventh Msissachusetts Battery of Light Artillery.* 

Mr. Richardson's home is in Lowell. He was president of the 
common council of Lowell two years; alderman, one year; may- 
or of Lowell, two years, being elected the second year -without 
opposition. He was a member of the board of school committee 
four years, two of which he was chairman. He was a delegate to 
the National Republican Convention at Chicago, 1868, which 
nominated Oen. Grant as President of the United States^ He. 
was a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1871 and 1872. 
^ Mr. Richardson h.ns several children, as I am informed by a 
kinsman of his, but a record of them I have not been able to ob- 


James RicnARDSON^ (Jitntes^* Jamt$f Jame^^ Thomai^ 
Jamtsf J&ekiel% son of James * and Ssu^h (Clark) Richardson ; 
bom in Pelham, N. H., May 15, 1778 ; married Betset 

He was a yeoman, and died, intestate, about 1832. At the re« 
quest of the widow Betsey, Jesse Gibson, of Pelham, gentleman, 
was appointed administrator, Oct. 2, 18B2. The widow's dower 
was set off March 25, 1833; of course she was living at that time. 
The estate was insolvent. Among the creditors were Solomon 
Richardson, brother of the deceased, and Eliphalet Richardson, 
his son. 

Tlie committee appointed to settle the estate reported that they 
had notified all the heirs whose places of residence were known 
to them; but others lived in places unknown* [Hillsborough 
Prob. Records, xxx\ii. 135; also, xl. 36.] 

*I eire the^ statements aji I receired them. There is a innnifest and j{iar- 
ins ern>r Id Che fltateraeoc that "they were niu.4tereil into the XJ. S. service 
May 'Jl, 1HI51/* Ooahcle!<«i it shonl«l be ^J7ri7. The company atM>ve !«p«ikeo o£ 
wtMA 0;iti|]r G, of Lowell. • Tliey sailel from R<i:iton April Wth, in connec- 
tlcin witli the rhinl re<^Dient, tlionsh not Ijeionsinj; to it, and arrived at Fort- 
ri!5!i Monroe April -JOih. Thia r^^mtsnt Ijecaiae a part of the frarrisoa there 
Apru '£UL The Couipany G was aislgnHl to that duty May 27tlL 

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The heirs lirins^ in places known to them were : 

1S51. £lipha]et»« see below. 

1352. Marr^^m. Uobb«. 

1253. Edith,* insane. [See Hillsborough Prob. Records, zhr. 30.] 

. ^ lUphftlet Richardson.* son of James, appears noTer to have married. 

' . He spent his life in Ftelham. and died there in l^^l^ intestate. The pnv 
bate records snr that he lett do widow, children, or fatlier. but hall a 
- brother in parts unknown, and a sister, whose name is not given. On 
her recommendation. Jesse Gibson, of Pelluim, was appointed admin- 
istrator, XoT. 7, 1S37. Among the creditors were Solomon RichaitUon ' 
[951], and John Richardson [6d0|, his uncles, and Betsev Riuhanlson« 
nis mother, possibir a daugher of Eliphalet [S60]. [HilUborough 
Frob. Kecoffds» xxxtii. dOO.] 


• SoLOMoy Richardson' {Jitmes,* JameSy* Jitmes^^ TJwmas^* 
JianeSj* Ezekiel\ broiher of the precedincr; bom in Peihntn, N. 
'IL, Dec. *lAr 1780; married Hanxab Currixb, of Pelham^ March 

He lived in Pelham, ami died Jan. 2, 1866. His wife died be- 
fore him, as no mention is made of her in the settlement of the , 
estate. By request of the. heirs named below, the son, Lather C. 
Richardson, of Pelham, was appointed administrator, Feb. 27, 
1866. [Hillsborough Prob. Reoords, Izxx* 147.] 

The children of Solomon and Betsey were : 

1251 Lavlnia,* b. Oct 26, 1314; m. William Lyon, Oct 5, 1S41. She 
died Sept. 8, 1^7* Her only child, Sydney J* Lyon, was living 

...,,. iBisoe. 

1S55. Betsey,* b. Anp. 10, 1816; nu John L. Jones, April 23, IS41. 

She died OeL 6. 1849. Her husband was livinur 1^74. 
r. 1S86L James,* b. Felfe. 29, 1819; ra. Laura Clifford, ^^o▼. 13, 1S^2; d. 

Jnly 16, 1$4$. leaving no wife or children. 
125T. Sylvester,' b. I>ec. 11, 1S20; he was of Pelham 1560, but of 

LoweU 180T: liring 1874. 
1258* Hannah Jane,*K June 7, 1828; m. ^— Spalding, of Westfonl: 

living 1S74. 
1259. Sarah Ann,** hi Jan. 29, 1826; m. ^— Ela, of Pelham; living 


1200. Miary Currier.* b. Aug. 16, 1828; unm. ; of Pelham ; I'ving 1874. 

1201. Solomon,^ b. Mereli 24, 1831 ; he was of Los Angelos, Calit'omia : 

living 1874. 

1262. Benjamin F.,» b. Not. 20. 1838; of Pelham, 1860; living 1874. 

1263. Luther C* b. I>ec. 30. 1835; of Pelham, 1866; Uving 1^74. 

1264. Calvin L.,^ of IVlham. 


NsmonAir RiCBARDSOX^ {Ahijahy^ Jame.^,^ James^* Thomas^* 
James* Ezekiel% son of Abijah* and Judith (Clark) Richardson, 
of Pelham, N. H.; bom Feb. 11, 1717; married Rebecca Heb- 
BtcK, March 4, 1799. 

He lived in Pelham, and died, intestate, about 1827. At the 
request of the widow Rebecca, David Cutter, Esq.., a substantial 
jeoman, and prominent business man in Pelham [See Cutter 

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GeiieaIog]r, p» 114], postmaster a long- series of yenn, jastice of 
the peace, and deputy sherifl^ and who had filled many important 
town offices^ was appointed ailininistrator,. May 7, 1S27. License 
was given July 8, 18'2T« to sell a bond which the deceased receiveti 
of Solomon Richanlson, his consin, Feb. 2t^ 1827, ^for the con-- 
veyance* to him of a certain fiina in FeUiamJ* [Hillsborough 
Prob. Records, rxxv. 468-] 

Nehemiah Riohardsion, therefore, died after the date of said 
bond, and before April 21, 1827, when John Marsh was appointed 
guardian of three of the children over fourteen years of age. 
^Hillsborough Prob. Reconlsi xxiiL 396.] 

The children of Xehemiah and Rebecca Richardson were : 

1265. MaiT.»b. March 20«1S01. 

1266. AbUah.* b. Feb. a, I80a 

1267. IsrneU* b. Apnl 10. 18f«. 
IftW. OUve,' b. Nov. 14, 1SI»7. 
1209. Rhoda.* b. April 21, ISIO. 
12ia Howard H.> b. May 10. 1812. 
127L Beb«ccaUerrick,*b. March ^,181.5. 
1272. Nehemiah,' b. Feb. 2, 1818. 


SoLOXON RiCHABDSON* ( TF?/«y,* Thofnas,^ JameSy^ I^omas^^ 
Jirmes,* &ekiel^)^ son of Lient. Wiley* and Fanny Richardson; 
b<>m in Westfoi\l, Feb. 12, 1789; married, first. May 8, 1814, 
Naxct Cogswell, daughter of Jeremiah Cogswell,, of Westford. 
Second, Sabar ~-— w 

After marriage, he lived some time in Jaffirey, New^ Hampshire. 
His fiither having* died, 1846, be removed back to Westforu, built 
a house on land belonging to the old homestead ; and there died, 
Sept. 30, 1868, aged 78 years^ T months. 

His children, by saeond wife, Sarah, were : 

1278. Charies N., b. in Jaffrer, N. H., April 12, 1880. 

1274. Sarah F., b. in Jaifrey. X. H.. Feb. 7. 1S41. 

1275. Albert Pierce, b. in Jaftev, N. H., March 8. 1843; m. March 3. 

1974^ Alma Minot, dauipiter of Isaae and Mary Ann Minot, 
of Westford. 
1270L Mary Elizabeth.* b. in Ifcstford, June 15. 1847; m. 1973, Sher- 
man Haywood Fletcher, b. Dec. 24. 1S46. a merchant, only 
son of Sherman Devey Fletcher, of Westford. The father is 
postmaster and town treasurer. 


Thomas Richardson^ (JAyoA,* Thomasy^ e/am^V TAamasy* 
Jwii€9f* jE!ztkiel\ son of Abijah* and Elizabeth Richardson; born 
in Westfonl, 178^ ; married, first, Philenda Wkight, of West- 
forrl. May 9, 1811. She died in Wcstfonl, Aug. 29, 1831, aged 
45 rears, 9 months. Second, Maby Fletcueo, of Westford, Jan. 

He lived in Westford ; was a carpenter, a man of enterprise 
and energy, and acquired a fair property. He bought the Pres- 

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cott Mills, which from htm were cnlletl Richardson ^Ils. Dur- 
ing some years he was the miller of Westford. He finally sold 
his mills and farm to Asei [Ansel or Asahel] Davis.,. Davis, sold 
to Calvert and Sai^nt» machinists. The mills were destroyed 
by fire, and a stone machine shop took their place. The flounsh- 
ing village of Graniteville has been built up on the spot* 11% was 
much oconpied with town business.* 

Thomas Richardson died in Westford, July IT, 1861, aged 72. 
His widow Mary, owns a house in the centre of \Vestford, where 
she now resides,* November, 187-k 

The children of Tliomas Richardson, all bom in Westford, by 
. ;. [ V first wife, Philenda, were : 

1377.. Georse Washington^* bu Oct 29. 1811 ; m. Judith EUenwood. of 
Pemam, Oct. :2$, 1$8S ; he diedJune 27, ISil ; leaving a widow 
and one child. 

Warreot' b. Jan. 0. ISU; has been twice married; has children 
hr both wiv«»s; is a trader in Londonderry, N. H. 

Philenda,* b. Mare]i21, 1818; m. Dec. SI, liix^ Geoige Robert 

2Sbiah,^ b. ^Tareh 20, ISSO: m. Peter B. Pxescott; of Lowell, 
MaySO. 1S4L 

John Gilbert,* b. Sept 27, 1822; has been married, and buried 
his wife. He keeps an inn in lUinots. 

3£ary Jane,' b. Nov. 22, 1824; m. Price. She died in West- 
ford, June 8, 188T. 

Afaria,* b. Xov. 10. 1826; m. Xov. 21, 1S46, Daniel LoTeJoy, son 
of Balph and Xabby LoTeJoy. He is a blacksmith, of Low- 
ell; has one son. 

Sarah Elizabeth.* b. yor.' 8. 1828; m. 18S0, Charles H. Spald* 
lng;^son of Calvin* and Sally (Wright) Spalding, <^ Westr- 
' IbnL They live in Graniteviue, above mentioned. 

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Bssjixiy Richardson^ {Btnjaminy^ B^njaminf Benjamin^* 
Thomas* JirmeSn^ JZcekiti^)^ elA^ii son of Benjamin* and Susan 
(Drew) Richardson; bom in Boston, 3Iarch :!4, 1^05; married, 
Jan. 1, 1887, Mjltilda Lawrence, bom in Boston,. March 14, 
1810, daughter of John and Alar}' (Dodge) Lawrence. 

John Lawrence, her father, was a son of James L iwrence, who 
was bom in Scotland, March 18, 1780;^ married, in Boston, De- 
cember, 1803, Mary Dodge, who was born in Vermont in 1785. 

Mr. Richanlson, after residing in Cambridge a short time, re- 
moved to Boston, where he was many years an oificer in Suffolk 
County jail. He owned an estate on Chambers Street, where he 
died. May 26, 1867. lie was an upri«j:ht man, quiet and nnobtrn- 
sive, yet firm to his convictions of i-iglit. He was a member of 
the Baptist Church in Buwdoin Square, Boston.. 

^No^witbstaDdiag all this, his brother WiUfmiD. and to the bMC of tar 
knowlaclge bis on/y brother, was rwn etmpot mmuit^ and died in the Westford 
poor honie, Oct. 7, IMT, asedSS. 

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Hifl chiidreiit bom in Bostony were: 

^ifotilda C^hella.* b. Oct 15. ISSH; d. July d. 1S43. 

Benjamin Lewis,' b, Dec. 27, IdolK He enlisted in tbe Trar for 
the Union* in the First Massachusetts Battery; Aug. 2d, 1$01, 
and serred till May 3. 1SU9. when he was honorably dis- 
charced on account oi wounds received that day at ChanceU 
lonnlle. From those wounds he never lecoreradt but died, 
at Boston,. Jan. 2&, l^StfO. 

Susan Cecilia,* b. Not. 2, 1S41; d. July 12, 1S1& 


Jbror Drctt Ricqardsox^ {Btnjanw^^^ Benjaminf Benja^ 
min^^ Thomas^ James^* Eketiel^)^ brother of the preceding^; bom 
in Boston, Sept. 26, 1806; married, in Boston, Sept. 20, 183i{, 
Elizabeth AIatxard,* bom in Sullivan, N. U., Oct. 26, 1808, 
dancfater of Antipas* and SsJly (Rice) ^{aynard,of Eeene, N. H.* 

He was a baker hy trade, and pursued that business fifteen 
years. He resided in Boston- proper till 1844, when he removed 
to South Boston. He was upright and faithful in every relation 
in life, and was universalir esteemed for his intefrrity, his genial 
and cheerful disposition, his sympathy with the atiiicted, his sound 
jndffment, and manly char^teter. It was often said that ^he car* 
ried sunshine wherever he went*^ His faith in God nas firm; he 
loved and exemplified the principles of the Christian religion. 
He was an active member of the Baptist Church twentv-seven 
years, havine united with the First ^aptbt Church in boston^ 
May 29, 1836. He and his wife were original members of the 
Baptist Church in Bowdoin Sqttara.- When he removed his rest* 
dence to South. Boston^he removed his ecclesiastical relation also^ 
and was clerk of the South Baptist Church the last seventeen 
years of his life* The compiler remembers him with tender in* 

He held several important portions of dvtl trust and responsi* 
bility. He was warden of the twelfth ward in Boston two years; 
a member of the city school committee eight or nine years; was 

*Tlie^CAT:rABD FA3fD;»v. 

L Joiur Matztahd,^ born in England abont IfiOO; came tr> this country, and 
Mttied in Siuibnrr, in Hi^ia. He wfi» prominent in town affairs, and disd Dec. 
lO^ent Hail John, Znrhary, £ttxab€th, Lydia, Hannah^ J/ary. 

IL Jomr MATXAtto,' born in England; came to thL^ conntry witb Ids father 
at eij^t years of aj;*^; was one of the petiriooers fur the new town of Maribor- 
ongh. KMO; died there, Uec 22, 1711. Cbikiren, John, ^b'imoM, Dadd, Ztehariaht 
Jott'pk, sod lire rlanizhten. 

III. David MAVXAnn,' b<»ni Dec 2t. IfXiO; an inflnential man in Westbor- 
ooffii, which wax taken from Marihorongh, 1717; married Hannah Wait; died 
Oct. 2; 1737. Had Davi^i Jotrntkan, «/>«•». /oM«m, etc. 

IV. JoTRAX MAinrAttO.'* born in wbac was then Marlboron((ht ^fay 29, 1714; 
died in D«ilt(m, Dec 18, 1773. Had Jotham, AntipOM, BamabaM, AbM, Abntr, 
Derid, iMmtl^ and tliree more. 

v. JoTKAX 3lArxAJiD,« bom in Maciboroagh, March 14, 1741; VLved. in Ber- 
lin:, dieil 17i«fL One of hU wn% was 

VL AXTIFA4 Matxaro,* biirn in Bolton April 27, 177B; married Sally Rice, 
Anst^At, 17!^; re^ideil :n .SiiUimn, GiUitih, ami Keene, all in Xew HampAhlre; 
died in Keene, Xor. 15, 18:{3. Hin wiilow died Ocu :£, ISGl, ut the house of her 
son-in-law, John D. iticiianlBon* la Boston. 

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aisbtant assessor of taxes in 1854, and one of the principal as«^ 
sessors of the city of Boston from 1355 to 186i', when he was ap» 
pointed assistant assessor of the United States Internal Revenue, 
which office he held till his death, 3Ia]r 28, 1863. 

His children, all bom in Boston, were: 

1280. Caroline Elizabeth,* b. Jose 18, 1886; d..iB BostoOr Sept. 25, . ...r^^: 

ISIN). ZUpah ^laynard/ b. Jnlf 15, 1SS3 ; d. In Boston, July 11, 1842. 

I 4-1S9L EUzabetli Caroline.' b. April 20, 1840; m. Francis £. Blake. 

! +12^ John Drew,' b. July 18. 1S48: m. Sarah £. Van Kostrand. j 

+1208. Antipas Maynard,* b. Sept 22, 1S44; m. Ellen A. Bragdon. ( 



' S'irsAsr Matilda RtcoAitDaoy'^ (Benjaminy* JSenJamii^,'^ Benja^ « " 
mtn,^ Thoma^j* James? Eukiel'^)^ sister of the preoeding; bom 
ixk Boston, May 19, 1808; married, Jan. 12, 1827, Hobjltio Nel- - 
'^sbsr B6WKEB, bom in Boston, Sept. 27, 1808^ son of Howard and 
Nancjr (Gardner) Bowker. 

He resided in Boston and Scituate many years; occupation, 
builder; present residence, 1875, South Weymouth, Mass. , 

Children, bora in Boston: 

1204. Andrew Gardner (Bowker), b. ^larch 18, 1828; m. first, in Bos- ' 
tOtt^XbT. 25, ISie, Lizzie Price. She died in Chicago* Axi%, 
ie,1885. Second, Oct. 6. 1^7, Ruth ^BlanchanL bhedied \ 
in South Weymooth, Mass., starch 8, 1874. * 

1295. Susan Matilda (Bowker), b. July 18, 18s{0;d.i]LSoutk Scituate, • 

v." .1206U AaaEUzabeth (Bowker), b. Oct 8, 18S27 m. is South Sdtnate, . 

r^T .- \. • :. ^ -Bom in South Scituater 

• IS9T. Sveline Augusta (Bowker), b. Aug. 16, 18^; m. in New York. 
Deo. 6, l!HM>, I>wight B. Bogers; have had four children, of 
whmn three died. 

1S98. Helen AdeUne (Bowker), b. July 8, 1843; d. in South. Scituate. 
Jan. 8, 1$44. 

• » UOOl George Richardson (Bowker), b. Oct 81, 1844; m. in South 
Weymouth, Jan. 10, 1807, Adelia Parker, b. in Leicester, July 
19 1846. 

laOOL Hoimtio Nelson (Bowker), b. May 15, 1852; d. March 10, 1859. 


ksnx RicBARDSOX^ {Benjamin^* Benjamin f Benjamijij* 
Thoma$j* Jamen^ jEz6kiei'^)j sister of the preceding; born in 
Boston, Sept. 24^ 1810 ; married, in Boston, Nor. 8, 1841, Aabon 
L£MAar, born in Boston, Jan. 28, 1813, son of John and Elizabeth* 
(Tewksbury) The Boston Directory for 1800 contains 
the namaof John Leman, Uackstnith, living on Ship Street, north 
end. He, Aaron, resided in Boston many years. 

He died in Dorchester, Feb. 21, 1869. The widow resides in 
South Weymouth at present^ 1875. 
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ikimie 3f. (Lemaa), bw in Boeton, Sept 15, 1841; d. in Boston, 
June 10. 1$9$. 

Aaron Wallace (Leman)« b. in Scitnate. Sept 3. 1S43; tn. in 
Dorcliester, April 20. 1S6$, ^Canr ShepliertL In the war for 
the Union, he enliated* ApriU ISai, in the Eleventh ^assa- 
ehoaetts Begiment He wae honorablv discharged^ October. 
IMS, on account of liclnieM contracted in the army, and died 
Feb. 7, 1660. 
1908. Etticene R. (Leman), b. in Bo^n, Not. 6, 1852; d. in Dorchee* 
ter, June 5, 187U 


Albebt Rxchabdsox^ {Benjamin* Benjamin^ Benjamuiy^ 
Thomas^* Jhmes^* JEiekid^) J brocher of the preceding; bora in 
Boeton, Oct. 15, 1812; married, in Boston, Dec. 25, 1344, Xaxct 
Mjlbia. Masox, born iu Sullivan, N. H., Feb. 2, 1821, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Sally (Stone) 3Lison, of that place. 

He was a carriage-smith. He resided in Boston till about 
1870; removed to South Weymouth, where he now livesi 1875. 


Ghitdreut born in Boston : 

Alfred ^^« b. Oct 2, 1845. 

Angelo Mai,* bu Xot. 20, 1848; d. in Boston, June 18, 1850. 


Joseph Stevsxs BccsscnrsTER E:rox (Ann BicAardsony* 
Benjamin^* Benjamin^* ThcmaM^ JameSy* JEukiel^^y son of Rob- 
ert and Ann (Richardson) Enox, and grandson of Benjamin and 
Ann Richardson, of Boston; bora March 21, 1309; married Euz- 
ABETR BiXTEB, daughter of Thomas and Sophia Marshall, of 

He was engt^^ed in trading voyages on the north-west coast of 
America, and as mercantile agent on the Hawaiian Islands and 
Kamschatka. He died at sea* Sept 9, 1852. His widow sur- 

They had one posthumous son : 

1808. Joseph SteTcns Buckminster (Knox), b. in Charlestown, Dec. 

. . 896. 

Caft. SAaitrxL Richjuidsox Exox (Ann Bichardson^* Benja* 
min^^ Benjamin,* Thomas,* Jicmes^^ Ezekid^ brother of the 
preceding; bora Aug. 28, 1811 ; never married. 

He earlv comment a naval career, bes;inning as a common 
sailor, ne entered the U. S. Navy as midshipman in 1828, at 
the age of seventeen, and rose, gradually, to the rank of captain. 
Hie serv^ in the Mediterranean and Pacific under different com- 

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manden; was in the exploring^ e2q)6ditioii ander Wilkes; has 
beea in coast sorreys, in the Mexican war, and in the war for the 

Under Commodore TVUkes, in his little vessel, the ^Fl^nng 
Fishy'' he approaohed nearer the South Pole than any other ressel 
of the squadron, attaining the latitude of 70^ 14' south, between 
lon|^tnde 90"* and 105^ west. <" Knox's High Land," in that lo- 
cahty-y was so named in his honor. 

In the Mexican war, he assisted in the capture of the strong 
jCMStle of St. Juan de tTIoa. In the late civil war, he assisted in 
the blockade of the southern coast off New Orleans and Texas. 

At present, March, 1875, he is a captain on the retired list of 
the IT. S. Nary, and resides in Everett, Mass^ near Boston. 


Edttasd Wilsox RxcBAxnsox' {Jbkn^ JBclward,* Edxcard^^ 
Th€Oohilu9y* Hekiel,^ TheaphiluAy* J&e&M^), eldest son of John^ 
and Eunice (Godine) Richardson, of Jay, Maine; bom there, July 
18, 1811 ; married Betset S. Bmfpxrs, Feb. 2«% 1846. She b, 
without doubt, a descendant of Edward Bompasse (originally 
hcnpaSf a fortunate step, or honne passe, a good condition), a 
French Huguenot, who arrived at Plymouth in the ship Fortune, 
Not. 10, 1621, and joined the colony there. This ship brought 
over Robert Cushman and thirty*five others, with supphes, to the 
great joy of the suffering pilgrims, who arrived a ^ear previous, 
and were now in great wnnt Bompasse easily slid into jBumpus, 
Edward W. Richardson resides in his native town, Jay, Me. 

Children : 

1807. EnaU.,*b.JulyS, 18l8;m.MayS8,-18e7,— *Wnsott,of Orx's 

lilandf 3Caine* 
1806. Flora JL? b. March 0. 1850: <L July 22, 1807. 
1800. ▲da£.,*b.Oct.23, 18U; d.JunelO,1873. 


Wesley RxcuARDsosr* {John,^ Echcard,^ Edward} TAeophi* 
iusj^ Ezekidj* Theophilus,^ Exkitl^), brother of the preceding; 
bom in Jay, lie., May 8, 18-27 ; married, March 20, 1846, Aysns 

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BucXy of Canton^ Me. Canton waa formeriy the ventern part of 
Jay. They reside in Jay, Jle. 


mo. Emma L..*b. Jane 111$40. 

mu Eugene \r.,*b. Sept 2. 1852. 

131S. ManhaQ A.,* b. Dec e, ISdO ; deceased. 

1818. Eonice,* b. Jan. 2T. 1S50. 

1814. Hattie E..* b. Nov. 7^ 1S03; deceased. . 

1816. Scott W..» b, Oct. 30, IStU. 
1810. Kettie D.,i» b. Apiil 2a. 1$66. 

1817. AnnieC.,*b.Oct.lO,l;>as. 


JosTATHAX 6. RiCHASDsos^* (John^ Ecbcord^^ Edvoardf The- 
ophilusj* ^Bekiel,^ ITieophihu^ Ezekid^)^ brother of the preceding ; 
bom in Jay, Me., Blay 19, 1S80 ; married, Oct. 8, 1848, Adelcte 
EuzA BrcE, of Canton, Me., presumed to be a sister of his 
brother^s wife. He was a farmer; lived in Jay; and died May 18, 

Children : 

1818. ChaxlesA.,»b.MaT2.1S51; d. 1S6S. 

1819. AHce L..* b. Jan. i 18SS. 
1880. Frank W.,«b. June 4, ISdO. 

r 939. 

Gbobob Browit RiCHARDSOsr* {Edtcard^ Edtfiordf Edu:ard* 
Th€ophilus,^ ^S0ki€l,* ThAophiltM* Eeekiel^ eldest son of Ed- 
ward ^ and Salhr (Brown) Richardson; bom in Jay, Me.; married 
Mart Asrx Wilsox, believed to be his cousin, and a near rela- 
tive of his grandmother. 

He was in partnership with his brother, Josiah Richardson, in 
Boston. They kept a Irnit stwe. No. 1, 3Iarket Square, and, it is 
understood, each acquired a good property. For some canse, ho 
became dissatisfied with life, and drowned himself in Cambridge, 
probably West Cambridge, now Arlington, where he lived. His 
widow, we are informed, still resides in Arlington. 

No reoord of their fomily has reached the compiler. 


Harbist Starr Richardson ' (JEarOj^ Edtoard^^ Edviardf The- 
opkilm^ Eztkidf Theophilut^* Esekiel^), daughter of Ezra^ and 
Hannah (Leach) Richardson, of Jav, Me.; bora there, April 4, 
1811; married MosES Praslet. . 'f hey live in Burlington, renob- 
scot County, Maine. 

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Children : 

1821. Ann R. (Peatler). b. Au|r- ^ 1^^- 

las^ Hannah A. (PeuleTK b. Nov. iO. ISSd. 

1823. Horace L. (Peaslev), b. July 9, 1^$$^ 

1824. Arane £. (PeasWv), b. Feb. 10, 1S41 ; d. July 22, 1868. 
18^ Floretta £. (Peasler). b. Aoi;. n. 1S49; d. April 80, 1^04. 
1820. EdwinT. (Peosteyhb. Jul74,lS57. 


Chaxlbs 6. Richardson' (J5ira/ Edward^^ Edicardf Tlie- 
ophUttSj* Ezekielj* Theonhilus^* Ezekid^)^ brother of the pieced- 
ing; bom in Jay, Me.» Feb. 14, 1813; nuirried Axgelixe Eddy, 
daughter of his fathei^s second wife by a former husband. They 
live in Burlington, Penobscot County, Maine. 

Children : 

ISST. George A.t*^b. Oct^ 1, 1387; d. July 14, ISM. 

1828. James 3I..« b. March 12, Id:^; d. 1389. 

1829. Charles R..» b. Dec. 31. \Ul. 

1880. Charlotte £.,• b. Julv 0, 1944: d« Aug. 22, 1850. 

1881. Francetta* b. June i>0, 1S47; d. Aug. 15. 1850. 

1882. Edwin U,* b. AprU 11. 1^9; d. Aug. 22, 1850. 

1883. Frank W.» b. June 15. 1S51. 

1884. Ada M.,*b. April 1,1858. 

. 975. 

3Iabt Saldta Richasdsox* (Jbsiah^' Edward^* Edvcard^^ The- 
ophUu$j* Esekid^^ Theophilus,^ EzekUl^), daughter of Josbh^ 
and Mary Pierce (Leach) Richardson, of Jay, Maine ; born there, ' 
May 28, 1814; married^ 1836, Dax Reade^ bom 1312, seventh son 
of Dan Reade, Es^., who came from Attleborough, Mass^ his nfi- 
tive place, to Lewiston, Me., in the early days of. the town last 
named. His mother was Susanna Hart, bora in Durham, Maine. 
Dan Reade, the father, was the first schoolmaster, the first post* 
master, the first town-clerk, the first justice of the peace, the first 
selectman, and the first representative ever chosen in the town of 
Lewiston, Maine. 

Dan Reade, the son, suffered from ill health, when a boy, and 
was, therefore, unaccustomed to manual labor. He '^kept store** 
a number of years, and became a son of speculator. He has ac- 
qnured some property, and likes fine horses. He has been agent 
for several parties at a distance, and is a smart, capable man. Ho 
never smokes, never uses profane word.s and has not tasted of in- 
toxicating liquors these forty years. He enjoys good health, and 
is always cheerful. His residence is now Auburn, Me., formerly 
Danville, on the Androscogi^n River, and opposite Lewiston. 

His wife, the principal subject of this notice, is a capable, active, 
cheerful, and well-educated woman. She suffers much from bad 
health, and though she writes much, is often obliged to write in a 
■tMmmbent posture. She is nervous, impulsive, and wide-awake. 
She has wntten for the papers since she was fourteen years old. 

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She has a talent for poetnr, and in her younger years pabiished a 
small Tolume of poems. *Her fugitive pieces are frequently seen 
in prints and are read on public and festive occasions. She has 
corresponded with several eminent writers. She is, in reli^ous 
sentiment, a TTuitnrian, like her father. She has taken a lively 
interest in this Rxchaedsox Mkvobxai., and has rendered the 
compiler very important assistance. 
One of Mrs. Readers minor poems follows this notice :* 

She has but one child : 

188S. Julia Amett (Keade), b. Feb. 15, ISiS; m. F. C. Ooodwin, a mer« 
obant in Le wiston, Me. They have had : 

1888. Anna Tate (Goodwin), b. Jan. 22, 1883. 

1837. StMori BnakM (Goodwin), b. Jan. 1, 1S66; d. March, ISOS. 


CoK3rELZJL Aloiee Rzchasdsox * (Jb^iah^ Edwards Edward^* 
TheoDhiius^^ jEzekiel* Theophilus,^ JEzeliel^), sister of the preced- 
ing; bom in Monmouth, Maine, June 17, 1818 ; married Oliveb 
Frost, of iMonmoutb. 

They reside in Monmouth, Me. He is a meichanic and fimner. 

*Tbe foUowin^r effusion of Mis. Besde's muse appeared orisinaUr ia the 
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Though old as our earth is the spriaj^time, 

Iti comini^ btin^ charnui erer se^r. 
We sincr ererr ynr of its (glorias, 

Am if oai J now they were true. 

A hinl or a bod is as welcome, 

As if bixd or bud ne'er before 
Had brouffht to nur seiMes sweet fragrance— > 

Or loRii'd ooe-of nature's grand choir. 

The arst golden cmcns that greats ns, 

Befreth d by ia long winter night. 
Brings back tlie glad, routliful emotion, 

TThich gaTS to our childhood delight. 

Though Spring has been coming and flitting,. 

Since Cliai»A took form at His roice, 
It flnda ns stiU reafl y with welcome— 

With hearts all prepared to rejoice. 

To us who are watching and waiting, 

The flxst blade of gnu»s is a ray 
Of beaittr from i;lor>' that's coming. 

To bri]piten and perfect the day. 

This nage of a new evolution. 
Is iliumiu'tl with brii;ht HrmboLs so fraugh 

With truth, that we read all unaided. 
The lessons the spring-dme hath brought. 

Bright Spring will be coming and going. 

When we are done watching to see 
The first blade and bud— but unfolding 

For ns brighter glories will be. 

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Their children were: 

Oscar F. (I^ost), K Dec. 14. 1$9A; m. Lizzie H. Sihiler, Ju 
18tfl. They lire in Monmouth. They hare no ehildfoi. 

Charlet B. (Frost), b. July 12. 12if:iO: d. Oct d» IStll. 

SkUry Antoinette (Frost), b. April 0. 1842; m. Isaao H. Kand 
~' They liTect in Boston. She died 1872. O 

Febmnry, 1861. 
ISIL. JirslriUe (Randall), b. November, 1S65. 
1S42. Bertha L (RandaU). b. Kovember. 1860. 
lS4a. Wmiam a (Frost), b. Aug. 13, 1844; served in the civil war 
a drummer boy. 
Albion S. (Frost), b. Sept 10, 1847; d. July 11, 1867. 
Henry X (Frost), b. Jan. 2S. 1851; d. Oct 10, 1854. 
OUver H. (Frost), b. Xov. 15. 185a. 
Isaac H. (Frost), b. Oct 14, 1S56. 
John F. (Frost), b. March 10, 1S61. 
EUa Linnet (Frost), b. Aug. 4, 1865. 



E^cEBETTA Elizabeth Leach Richabdsox' (Ji>$%aAj' £ 
ward* Edward,* TheopMluSj* Ezekiel* TheophHusy* EzekieV 
sister of the preceding; bom in Monmouth, Me., Feb. 16, 182! 
married Josulh W. LrrrLSFiELDf Dec. 5, 1847. 

He is an engineer and machinist^ and resides in Anguata, Me. 

Children : 

1850. wmiam B. (Littlefield), b. June 20. 1850; d. Aug. 4, 1869. 
, 1851.. Charles L. (Littlefield), b. July 4, 1852. He is an engineer. 
1852. John Brooks (Littlefield), b.Ang. 8, 1855. 

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Abigail Chexsbt Ricbabdsok * {Ezekid^ Edward,* Edwara 
TheophUuB^^ Ezekid,* Theophilus,^ Ezekiel^), eldest daughter < 
GoL Ezekiel^ and Elizabeth Winter (Leach) Richardson ;^bom i 
Jay, Me., April 18, 1808 ; married, June, 1832, William Augus 
TVS Eta^s, a brother of Hon. George Evans, who graduates 
Bowdoin College, in 1815, resided in Augusta, was a represent; 
tive of Elaine m Congress, and her senator there, and died i 
1867, aged 70. 

I do not find that William A. Evans was a graduate of an 
college. He was, however, a lawyer, and lived in WashingtQi 
D. C many years as a clerk. At the outbreak of the rebellion h 
came North, and is now, it is said, in the Aroostook region, 3Iaine 
HU wife AbigaU died Feb. 12, 1872. 

Children : 

1358. Abby Jane (Erans)', m. Dr. Watsrs. She died ''at the South' 

in 1S<»4, leaving one child. 
1334. Anna (Evans), is a teacher in Washington, D. (X, 1874. 
1355. Margaret Augusta (Evans), m. Rev. Mr. Rogers, of Maine. 

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Victor Moreait Richaadsox • (JEzekiei^f Edward f Edward^^ 
Theoyhiit48* Euki^,* TAeophiluSy* Ezekiel ^^hrother of the pre- 
ceding^ and 8on of Col. Ezekiel Kiehardsoii f ; bom in Jar, 3le., 
May 7, 1815 ; married Mart Josrxs* daughter of Silas Jones, of 
Wilton, Maine. 

Ho was a merchant many years in Portland, Me.; bat returned 
to his native town of Jay, where be still resides, 1874. 

Children : 

1858. Adelaide ^uzray,* d. Touna. * 

1857. Clarence Murrav.* b. Jane2, 1847; m. Ada Abbot, Feb. 22, 1874 

They live in rortland. 

1858. Clara Moulton,* d. young. 

1859. Anna£Iizabeth.» 


Jonathan Fishsb Richardson* (JFisAetj'' Jfoses^* Edward^* 
Thtophilus^^ Ezekiel,^ Theophilus,^ Ezekiel^), son of Fbher» and 
Betsey (Bird) Richardson; bom in Watertown, Mass., Ausr. 10, 
1796; married, March 1816, Lccixda Godino, bom in AVater- 
town, Mass., Feb. 18, 1800. Thoujorh bora in Watertown, she and 
her Other's family were living in Jav, Me.,, and the marriage was 
performed there by his great uncle, Edward Richardson, £sq^ 
justice of the peace. 

When he was eight years old, he came from Watertown to live 
with Capt. Edward Richardson * [885], his great uncle, tie was 
acquainted with five of his brothers, and tlie sister, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Wood [845]. He now resides in North Livermore, Me^ 1874. 

Children, all,. I believe, bora in Jay, Maine; but, perhaps^ the last 
three were bora in Livermore : 

1860. Miriam AL,* b. Aug. 29, 1817; m. John W. Westley. She died 

in Reading, Mass., Sept 21, 1^54. 
136U Ann Q^ b. June 4^ 1820; m. Elias Gray. She died at Jay, 

Dec 27, 1870. 
1882. Wolcott* b. Feb. 3, 1822; m. first, Mary Whitman: second, 
Faustina Humphrey, of Jay. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. 
He is a dealer in cattle in Brighton and Watertown. 
Children, by first wife, Mary: 
1863. 2liBry C^^ b. a)>out 1843; m. Albert Morse. 

By second wife, Faustina: 
13W. Otror;^ b. 6tit. ;30. 1S59. 
i:»S. EdwhL^ b. September, 18^. 
1860. B«^A/i,» b. AprU, 1S70. 
18«f7. Lucinda >.,* b. Sept 2:i, 1820 ; m. John Fuller, of Jay, a farmer. 
l->id. Artemas L.,*b. April 5, 1828; m. first, December, 1854, Ade* 
line Keyes, daughter of Lorenzo Eeyes, of North Jay, Maine. 
Seconci, Feb. :f8, 1^;8, Eliza Witiiani, daughter of Aaron 
Witham, of Danville, Me. He resides in ueering, Maine, 
and carries on gardening for Portland maricet. 

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ChiMnn, bj first wife, Adeline: 
IftW. GIoWm » bL May lU. 1S55. 
ISm iTprOyid b. XoT. 1, 1S50. 

Bf second wifet Eliza: 
187L JTonr » b. June 21, l;^. 
1372. Btrbert^^ b. Itay 5, ISTO. 
ISIS. Neleon W.,» b. Xor. 23. ISsiO: m. Sept 4, 1S52, Marj £• Coding, 
b. Ang. 19, 1S32; daughter of Zcbulon Coding, of Xorth Liv- 
ermore, ^e. He lirei in Dcering, near Portland, Me. His 
business is gardening for the market Children : 
1874. C/ara ImbeL^ b. ^V 2$. 1S54. 
187& Cora X.,» b. Dec. 17, 1350. 
1S78. iV>tfyJf.»b.Dec.22.1SC0. 
13n. JIabel F.,^ b. April 0, 1865. 

1378. TTaUer .V.,» bu Say id, IStfS. 

1379. WUUflred,^'* b. May 5. 1ST2. 

1330. David W.,« b. Dec SS, 1882; ni. Marcia A. Cront, of Jay. He 
died in TTestbnK^ Me., Mar 1, 1871* Had one child: 
1331. mUia^n,^^ b. December. 1805. 
^ 13S& John&,» b. Marek 18, 18;^; m. Lucretia CUbert of Jay, Me. 
He is by occupation a carpenter, and lives in Minnesoca. Ho 
was- a soldier in a Massachusetts regiment in the war for the 
Union ; was wounded, and has a pension. Children : 
1388. ^/iec^^ b. September, 1858. 

1384. TTo/f er,» d. jwng. 

1385. C«orj7e,wb. laSr 

1388. ilreAur/^b. Jannarr, 1808. 
^ ■■ I88T. Horaee B.,> b. July 6. 1830; m. first, Rosanna Packard, of Win- 
throp, Me. She died 1801. Second. Emily Weston, of Win- 
thiop, Me., May, 1874. He was in the Eighth Massachusetts 
Regiment as a soldier during the hite civil war. He is a gar- 
dener: lives in Beth, Me., and has no children. 187A 
1888. Ftaacis Edwin,* bw Oct 23, 1841; m. Ahnira Reed, of Jay, Me. 
He died in Caataa, Me., May 5, 180A His only child was: 
1380* UmU.» 


Datid Dsstxing Ricbaroson • (Fisher^ Jfoses^* Edicard^^ 
Th€ophilu9j* JEtekiel^* TheopMluSy- Eeekiel^)^ brother of the pre- 
ceding, and second son of Fisher 7 and Betsey (Bird") Richard- 
son; bom in Watertow», Mass., May, 1799; married Sallt 
Browst RicHARDSoy rJSTIy bis cousin, daughter of Edward and 
SaU^ (Brown) Richardson. She died about 1854. 

He is living in Canton, Me., on the Androscoggin River, with 
hi* son Roscoe, 1874. 


188a Cobnm.* m. ? lives in 3Iassachnsetts. 

1301. • Roscoe,' m. ; lives in Canton, Me., once a part of Jay. 

1382. Martha,»m.——;Uves" out West." 

1-^83. Sabra Ann,* m. Allen ; lives in Jay, Me. 

1381 Edward Farwell,»nL He is a school teacher in Con- 

^ cord, Mass. 

1388. Angnstus.* 


Rev. Gilbest BBAiycsD Ricrardsox' {CKlbert; Abei,^ iVa- 
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bert^ and Hannah (Davis) lUohardson^ of Wobarn; born in that 
part of Wobum which is now Winchester, Jaly 21, 1827 ; mar* 
ried Emilt W^ SFOoyEB, of Levant, Me. 

He was prepared for college at VTarren Academy; TTobum ; 
graduated at Amherst College, 1S53 ; went through a three years' 
coarse at the Theological Seminary, Bangor, Me., endinc: 1856; 
was ordained as pastor at Douglas, Mass., June SO, 1857 ; dis- 
missed Feb. 25, 1860; installed at Edgecomb, ^^le., Oct. 17, 1860; 
spent from 1860 to 1874 in the ministry in Maine, in Edgecomb, 
Alna^ Newcastle, and elsewhere ; ^ has had fair success, and still 
loves the work.** In 1874 and onward he was acting pastor of 
two churches in Alstead, N. H. 

Children : 

18M. Wmiam >^elson,* b. May 14, 1857: d. May 24, 1S58. 
Id07. Frederic Brainerd,» b. Oct 20, 1S59. 
1396. Max7EmUy,»b. Jttiyd, 1S61. 


RsT. Martcs' Lutheb RicHABDsosr* {Gilbert^ Abd^ Nathan^^ 
IfatAanj* John^* Theophilus^^ Ikekitl^)^ brother of the preceding; 
bom in what is now Winchester, Mass., April 18, 1830; married 
A^razLOTTA Wilso^t, of Litchfield, Me., Aug. 18, 1859. 

He was fitted for college at TTarren Academy, Wobum ; grad* 
uated at Amherst College, 1856 ; finished the reffular course in 
Bangor Theological Seminary, 1859 ; was ordained at Woolwich, 
Me., March 7, 1360 ; was minister at Globe Yillsu^e, Southbridze, 
Matt., from 1862 to 1866 ; at Sturbridge, Mass., from 1867 to the 

Eisent time. He was a member of the Mauachusetts House of 
presentatives from Sturbridge itt 1871. 
Me has no children* 


Nelsox RICRAIIDS0.N * (J6$iah^^ JoMiahj* Jbnathwij* Josiah^* 
JosiaV Jbsicthj* Ezekiel^)^ son of Josiah^ and Betsey (Tenney) 
Richardson, of Weston, Vt; bom there, Nov. 6, 1809; married, 
first, Xov. 16, 1849, Rachel Desbbow, bom in La Grange town- 
ship, Lorain County, Ohio, 1818, daughter of James and Polly 
(Knapp) Desbrow, of that township. She died Aug. 6, 1854. 
Second, Febraary, 1855, Xaxct Griices, bom in Moon township, 
Alleghany County, Penn., daughter of John and Xanoy (Mac- 
donou^h) Grimes, of that place. 

He IS a tiller of the soil, and lives in Butler township, county 
of Richland, Ohio. Both of his children were bom there. 

Children, by first wife, Rachel: 
1800. £IkmbeChG.,*b.July20, 185^ 

By second wife, Xancy ; 
1400. George ^,*b. Sept 12, 1857. 

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Jaues ^o>*koe RicHABDSoy' (c/b^iaV Jo$iah^* Jotiathany^ 
Jb^ia^* Jo4iahy* Jbeiah,* JSukiel^)^ holf-brotiier of the preceding, 
and son of JosiaIi^ nnd Ann (Davis) Richardson, of Weston, Vt.; 
bora there, June 29, 1S19; married, July 9, 1S49, Marxjl L. 
Griicbs, bora in the township of Milton, coanty of Ashland, 
Ohio, 1823. She was the daughter of John and Xancy (Macdon- 
ongh) Grimes, and sister of tiie second wife of Neison Richard- 
son, already mentioned. She died of consumption, Sept. 6, 1837, 
aged 82. 

He was a farmer in Litchfield, Medina County, Ohio, till 1852; 
since then in Butler township, Richland County, Ohio. 



Children, bora in Litchfield, Ohio: 

Vienna Cmthia,* b. ^ay 23, 1$50. 
Artemas Chak,« b. Not. 22, 1851. 

Born in Butler township, Ohio : 

Emma.* b. Sept 12, 1858. 
Charies Andrew,* b. Deo. % 1855. 



Isaac Wxllice Richasdsost* (JbHah^ Jo9iah^^ Jonathctnf 
Josiahy* JoMhf Jonahj* Eiekid^)^ brother of the preceding; 
bora in TTeston, Vt., Jidr 21, 1821 ; married, in Medina, Ohio, 
Mardi 4, 1847, Jaxe it. ^onnr, bora in Bath, Summit County, 
Ohio, Nov. 7,. 1818, daughter of David and Hannah (Dunbar) 
Pmnt, of Medina, Ohio. 

He is a mechanic^ and has resided in various places* as Sharon, 
MecUna^ and Granger, all in Medina County, Oliio. 


140ft. Eliza A.,* b. in Sharon, Ohio, April 19, 1848. 
1408. Helen B^9 b. in MMiina, Ohio, March 25» 1858. 


JosiAK RrcBASDSox' (JbstaA,^ JoHafif Jmathan,^ JoMiahf 
Jo9iahf J6$iaAj* Ezdcid^)^ brother of the preceding; bora in 
Weston, Yt, April 8, 1823; married, at La Grange, Lorain Coun« 
ty, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1844, Euna^ CfiAXE, who was bora in the town 
of CobbleskiU, Schoharie County, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1829, daughter 
of Charies A. and Ljrdia (Fuller) Crane. At the time of mar- 
riage she was living m La Grange. 

His occupation is ncrricuituro. He has resided in Grafton, Lo* 
Run Countv, Perry, Wood County, and Fostoria, Seneca County, 
^ in Ohio! 

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1407. Melissa J.,» Kin Grafton, Ohio, feb. '20, ISM; d. Mareh 10, 

ISM. . 
1406. Orin S..* b. in Grafton, Ohio. yov. 28, 1843; <L of measles, at 

Hunttrille. JLla., March 25, 1805. aged Itf. 
1400. Ann Adelle,^ b. in Perry, Ohio, Jnue 5, ISdl. 
14ia Ella Mar,* b. in Fofttoria, Ohio, Mav 13, li$^; d. Jnlj 13, 1S05. 

1411. Herbert O.,* b. in.Perry, Ohio, OcL 20, 1S73. 


Sbth Staples Ricbardsox' {Asa;^ JoBiah^^ Jonathan^ Josu 
ah^^ JoBiah^ JoMtaht* jEzekiel^)f eldest sou of Asa ^ and Jane 
(Staples) Richardson, of Grafton, Lorain Coonty, Ohio; bom in 
Ein^eld, Franklin County, Ale^ Oct. 31, 1826; married, first, 
Apnl 22f. 1.853, EsoltTatlob, born Ang. 3, 1835, daughter of 
William and Isabel (Getchel) Taylor. She died of consumption, 
in y Wood County, Ohio, April 7, 1857, aged 21 years, 8 

months. Second, 3Iajit ilcEwEy, bom in y Ohio, ilay 8, 

1880, daugliter of Samuel and Eliza Ann (Regan) McEiren. 

He is a faitner, and resides in Fremont, Isabella County, Mich. 

Children, all by second wife : 

1412. Charies H.,* b. Xor. 10, 1861. 

1413. Eliza J.,» b. Dec. 26, 1S03. 

1414. Emma B..» b. 1S6-. 

1415. George W.,* b. Aug. 3, 1868. 

1416. Macy Lewis,* b. Dec 11, 187a 


FxnsLLL RicaABDsox* (Aiaj^ Jbsiahj* Jonathan^^ Jbsiahj* Jo^ 

siahy* Jb$iaAj^ Ez^kid^)^ sister of the preceding; bora in ^ 

Franklin County, Me., May 18, 1831 ; raan-ied, first, in Monroe, 
Mich., May 28, 1861, Sovl:s: Edgab, bom ■ in Cannonsburg, Penn., 
April 21, i81o, son of Wiiiiam Edgar, of that place. He died 
TSCor. 9, 1865. Second, Dec. 18, 1872, in Weston, Wood Countv, 
Ohio, Phixbas Alltx, bora in Barkhampstead, Ct., Sept. 29, 1829, 
son of Matthew and CLira (Merrill) Allyn, of that place. 

She lived in Franklin County, Me., till 1850, then being nine- 
teen years old, when she removed with her parents to (Jrafton, 
Lorain County, Ohio. At the age of thirty, she married John 
Edgar, as already mention'bd. They lived together very happily 
tour years and a hal^ when at the date above given, Nov. 9, 1865, 
he was killed by the fiili of a tree, and she was left a sorrowing 
woman. This took place in Jackson, Wood County, Ohio. He 
was a &rmer, and she had the estate to settle; but as she could 
not manage the farm, she moved into the village, and en^fl;aged in 
dress^making, having previously learned the trade. Her little son, 
John Charles Fremont Edgar,' bom Dec. 4, 1862, was a great 
comfort to her. 

With her present husband, Phiaeas*Allyn, she now, 1873, lives 
in Traverse City, Mich. In a letter, dated Nov. 2, 1873, she says 

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thej have a model berry &rm. That year they made two tons of 
red raspberry jam for one ifrm in Chicag^o, and think they can 
make donble thnt quantity the following yenr. She also says, in 
reference to her second m'arriage : ^I teured I was becoming sel- 
fish. I thon^t I onght to be doing more good, and knew oC no 
better war than in becoming a motiier to those motherless chil- 
dren of Mr. AUyn. They are good children, and as devoted to 
me as the^ could be to an own mother. ' My husband, too, is all 
I could wish. His history is very interesting." 


SiULS Babxabd RicnAitDsox* (AsOy^ JbsiaAj^ Jonathan^* JosU 
oA,* Josiah^* Josiak,* j&ekid^)^ brother of the preceding, and son 
of Asa and Jane (Staples) Richardson ; born in — — , Franklin 

(bounty, Me., July 18, 18S3; married in , Wood County, 

Ohio, Feb. 28, 1860, Caticabins Hess, bom in Columbiana, Co* 
^nrnbiana Count;-, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1842, daughter of Henry and 
Sarah Hess; married on her birth-day. 

He is a tiller of the soil, and resides in Fremont, Isabella 
County, Mich. 

Children : 

1417. Henry A.,»b. April 23, 1862. 

1418. SarahJ.?b.Nov.lO,18<U. 

1419. John W.,« b. April 9, ISer. 
142a Silas Barnard,* b. XoT. 10, 1869. 


AsTEVAS Clabk Richabbsox ' (Artemaa PJ! JbsiaAj* Jona* 
than^^ JoHoAy* Jo^iahf JosiaA,* JEiekid'^)^ eldest son of Artemas 
Powers Richardson, of Weston, county of Windsor, Vt. ; bom 
May 11, 1825; married, first, in Stow, Mass., Dec. 16, 1852, Ce- 
USTIA Wright Pease, ^m in Weston, Vt., Jan. 31, 1831, 
daughter of Alpheus and Lucy (Foster) Pease, of said Weston. 
Second, at Somerriile, Mass., 3[arch 23, 1874^ E^dca 3lEtTCCA 
TcrrTLE, bom in Peru, Vt, ISor. 28, 1850, daughter of Ebenezer 
Holt and Hannah (Felton) Tuttle. 

At the birth of his two eldest children, he lived in Boston. In 
1861, and afterwards, in Somerville, near Boston. Tlie first wife 
died of rheumatic fever, at Somerville, March 16, 1871, aged 40. 

He is a member of the firm of Page, Fifield Js Co., largely en- 
gaged in the transportation of goods in Boston, and has acr^uired 
a handsome property in that business. 

Children, bom in Boston : 

142L WilUam Clark,* b. April -23, IS.'KS. 

1422. Mary Celestia,» b. July 10, 1859; d. of scarlet ferer, in Somer- 
▼me, June 14, I80L 

Bom in Somerville : 

1428. NeUie 3Iay » b. Jan. 5, 18(U. 
14&L Hattle£d[ith,»b.Feb.l,lS70. 

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ISasct JIahta RiCBABDSOsr ' (Artema$ P^ Xonahf Jonathan^* 
Jonakf Josiahf JoMiah^ J&:ekiil^)^ of the prec^ing» and 
eldest daughter of Arteiuas Powers Richardson ^ ; bom in Wes- 
ton, Vt, April 24, 1827 ; married Wiluaic Wallace MAsrsnsrG,* 
No^. 25, 1847. She died in Weston, Vt^ Sept. 2, 1873. 

Children : 

. 1425» Ftonie Gloria (Manning), b. in Weston, July 11, 18^; m. Frank 

1428. William Heuy piannittg), h. in Boston, Dec. 19, 1868; nnm. 


Mart Ass Richardsost* {Artemas P^ JbnaA,^ Jimathany* 
Jbiiahy^ Jo9\ahf JosiaA^* HBekiel^)^ sister of the preceding ;^ bom 
in TTcston, Tt., SepL 19, 18S8; married, July 15, 1856, I^AMxrEL 
Ward Holt, bom in Landgrove, Bennington County, but adja- 
cent to Weston, in Windsor County, Vt^ Oct. 23, 1827, son of 
Reuben and Sybil (Piper) Holt. 

He now resides in bomenrille, Mass., near Boston ; is one of 
the firm of Page, Fiiield Ss Co., already mentioned as heavy 
tmckmen and largely engaged in the moving of goods in Boston, 
and has in that business acquired a handsome property. 

Children, bora in Boston r 
l-m. Ghariea Lewis (Bolt), Ik June 6, 186U 

Bora in Somerville, Mass. : 

142& 3IaryInes(Holt),h.3fayl8,18e8. 
U29. Arthur Clark (Holt), k Aug. 18, 1888. 


Lucia Ctxtria Rxchardsok' (Artemoi P^ Jo^iah^^ J<ma* 
than,^ Jimahy* Jbnahj* Josiah^^ JEiekiel^)^ sister of the preced- 
ing; bora in Weston, Vt., Dec. 18, 1840; married March 21, 
I860, Orzastdo Davis, son of Isaac and Louisa M. (Faraum) 
Davis. They reside in Somerville, Mass., 

Children, bora in Somerville : 

1430. Charles (DaTis), { twins, bom \ r-^k a /%« *.k^ a^^ ^# k5**.i, 
\m. WnUam (Davis), f Feb. A 18.59. ( Both d. on the day of birth. 
14&L Lucia Edith (Davis), bi July 22,1873. 


Sarah AironsTA Richardsox' {Ldand^ Jo9%a?i^ Jonathatiy* 
Josialiy* Joaiahy* JoHaAy^ £z€kiel^)j eldest daughter of Leland^ 
and Cynthia (Piper) Richardson, of Weston, Windsor County, 
Yt; bora on Portland Street, Boston, Nov. 24, 1831; married. 

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April 4, 1850, Edwxbd Iktixo Dale, bom in said Weston, Aug. 
4^ 18^, son of Joshua and Hannah (Phelps) Dale, of that place. 

TVheo he was of suitable nj|;e, he worked on his father's farm, 
which was said to be as good* as any farm in the town. At the 
^e of twentT-one, he came to Boston, and entered the em|)loy of 
IGcbardson, lE^resby Ss Co^ teamsters, and afterwards ot P'aee, 
Hart 4k Co., in the same business. Afterwards, he was in the 
employ of J. W. Blodcett & Co.. dry <roods jobbers, remaining 
but a short time in either situation, not liking the business. He 
next went as porter, shipper, etc^ into the store of Ball & Brig- 
ham, boot and shoe joboersK, at the comer of lOlby and Central 
Streets. This was in July, 1850. Ever since that time, he has 
been intimately engaged in the boot and shoe trade in Boston, 
and is now a partner in the enterprising finn of Rising, Dale & 
Co^ manufacturers and wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, No. 
61 High Street, Boston, April, 1875. 

To this gentleman the compiler and readers of this work are 
under great obligation for ample information collected by him, 
with uncommon industry, sound judgment, and pains-taking, re- 
specting his wife's branch of the Kicbardson family. 

Children, all bom in Boston : 

1483. Addie ^larietta (Dale), b. Feb. 5, ld51; d. of rheumatism of the 

heart, March 7, 18d7. 
U&k. Charles Edward Irvinp (Dale), b. Dec. 10, 1853; unm. 1813^ 

1485, Uarrie Walter (Dale), b. May 21, 1862. 

1486. Herbert Lelaud (Dale), b. Aug. 7, 1863; d. of marasmus, Jan* 

34, lS7a 
1487» George Biehardson (Dale), b. June 32, ISTL 


CryxHiA ViEys'A RiCHARDSOx * (Zeland^' JoMiahf Jonathan^* 
Jbsia Aj^ Jbsiahy^ Josia Ay^ JEkeA-id^) j'sisttr o( the preceding; bom 
in Weston, Vt., ilay 31, 1834 ; married, Dec 6, 1855, Alvix A. 
Adams, bom in Andover, Vt., adjoining Weston, July 21, 1332, 
son of Jerry and Dorcas (Austin ) Adams, and nephew of Alvin 
Adams, of the Adams Express Company. 

He was brought up as a farmer. Soon after attaining his ma- 
jority he came to Boston. He is now, 1875, and for many years 
has been, one of the well-known finn of Holt, Steadman & Co., 
large teamsters in Bonon. Outside of this business, he owns con- 
siderable property, including several dwelling houses, one of 
which, Xa 180, West Canton Street, Boston, has been occupteil 
some years by himself and his family. 

Children, bom in Boston : 


Josephine (Adams), b. Oct. 20, 1859. 
Sixteen years elapsed before another child 
was on 
1439. Feb. 11, 1875. 

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Cbarles Lzujo} Ricitasdsox * {Lelaml^ J<>$iah<f Jonathan^ 
JoBiah^* JoMiahf Jb9iak^ JSzekiel^)^ brother of the preceding; bom 
in Weston, Vt^ Jane 26, 1S36 ; niarrie«J, April 11, 1861, Georgi- 
AXJL Blaslaxd, bom in Boston«June 2, lb38, daughter of Saiu- 
ael Adams and Sarah Wood (Chaney) Blaslaud. 

When of nqre, he came to Boston, and after a fevr years, went 
to Winona, 3Iinnesota, and set up business as a merchant tailor. 
Not succeeding to his mind, he returned to Boston, and after a 
short time went into the grocery business on Lincoln Street, in 
the firm of B. S. Mcintosh ifc Co. In a few years Mcintosh died, 
and Mr. Richardson has since, on the same location, and in his 
own name, carried on a successfiil and increasing business. He is 
said to be a clear-headed, energetic business man* 

Children : 

Charles Titdenof b. in Boston, Feb. 14, 1S03; d. of typhoid 

ferer, Sept. 2i», 1870. 
Samuel Imng,* b. in Dorchester, Xor. 27, 18A4. 
Arthur Greene,* b. in Boston, Nor. % 1S70; d. of canker, April 





Fbaxcelia Almt Ricrxrosox' (Zeland^'^ Jbsiahj* Jonathan^* 
Jb$fahj* Jo9iat^ Josiah^ Iktkitl'^)^ sister of the preceding; bom 
in Weston, Vt., Jnlv 2, 1888 ; married, Mav 10, 1860, Samuel 
M0KSIS027 Wright, Iwm in Tnftonborough, if. H^ Dec. 19, 1887, 
son of Daniel T\ritchell and Hannah (^lorrison) Wright. 

His fiitheris a partner in tho firm of Holt Ss Wriffht, teamsters, 
Boston, and he carries on his* father's part of the ousiness. He 
livey in- Somenrille, near Boston. 

Children, born in Somerville : 

144a. F^rederio Irring (WriflTht). b. March IG. 1863. 

1444. George Alrin (VVright), b. April 3, ISCO. 


Prescott YxBsmi RicnAROsoK • {Samud^ Samuel^* Davidj* 
Jb0iah^^ Josiah^ Jb$iaA^* Ezekid^)^ son of SamueP and Hannah 
(Vamum) Richardson, of Dracut; bom there. May 8, 1825; 
marrieil, at San Francisco, California, ITeb. 24, 1855, Rachel 
Brigus Darrah ; bom in Pem, X. Y^ Nov. 6, 1828. 
' They live in San Francisco, California. He is a fanner. 

Children, all bom in San Francisco : 

1445. Charlotte.* b. Xov. 24. 1855; d. Dec. 8, 1855, aged 15 days. 
1440. Cyras Irvin,' b. Dec 11, 1^50; d. Sept. 4, 1S57, aged 9 months. 
1447. Edwin Forrest,' b. Jan. 6, 1858; d. at Burlington, Vt, Feb. 28, 

144^ Isabel Louisa,' b. May 3, 1859. 
1449. Uarry Davis,' b. Jan. 9, IStJl; d. at BurUngton, Yt, Maxch 11, 

145a John McGregor,' b. May 11, 1866. 

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AxDBETT RicffABDSoy* (&fmwff/J Samuel^* David^* Josfah^* 
JasiaAy^ Jo^iahf Exdcitl ^\ brother of the preceding ; bom in Dra- 
eat»Jnl]r 10, 1S80; ronrried, in Powhatan, cotiuty^ of Belmont, ^ 
Ohiov April 20, 1836, 3lAJnniA J. Martut, born in Belmont Conn* ' 
tr, Ohioi Ang. 8, 1389. They mide in Beioir, Beluiont County, 

Children, bom in Belair : 

1451. Emeline H.» b. Feb. 15, 1857; d. March 16, 1S61. 

1452. Oeorge Frank,) b. Feb. 2. IddU. 
145S. Mary A..> b. Jane 22. l^ao. 

1454. Cyras Sheldon.^ b. Feb. $, 1S6S. 

1455. Jennie May.* b. Jan. 3, 1805. 
1456w Martha Jane^^b. Jan. (VldTa 


Rbt. Ctrus Richardson* {Samuel^ Samuel^^ David,^ Josiah^^ 
JbnaAj^ Jbsiah^* Ezekiel^)^ brother of the preceding; youngest 
child of Samuel and Hannah (Varaam) Richardson, of Draciit; 
bom there, March 30, 1840; married Axxis Dbarborv, of Ply- 
mouthy N. Hn Jan. 18, 1871. 

He entered Dartmouth College in 1S60 ; graduated there in 
1864; then taught school two years iu Cincinnati* In 1866, he 
entered the Theological Seminary at Andover, where he gr«idu* 
ated, 1869. In September, 1869, be was ordained pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Plymouth, N. H. He was dismissed 
from that charge, April 1, 187'3. He was installed pastor of the 
First Congregational church is Eeene, N. H., July 10, 1873, and 
still remains its pastor, September, 1875. 

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They have but one child : 

1457. WaUer Dearborn,* b.July 10,1872. 


MiLTOX Fox {FnTmy Itieikanhon^ SamwsL? David^* Jbsiah,* 
Josiah* Jbsiah^* JEzekiel^), eltlest son of Lieut. Nathaniel and 
Fanny (Richanisou) Fox, of Dracut; born there, April 15, 1820; 
mamed Sarah Wood. 

lie ts a farmer in Dracut. He owtis the old homestead of the 
Richardsons in that town. His £irm is one of the largest and 
most pro^luctive in the State. In. 1874, he employed sixty men 
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his part ia meeting the expenses of pabiio worship. 


1498. Frederic Albert (Fox). 
1400U Ella Frances (Fox). 
140OU FannrMatUda(Fox). 
146U Corinna Angosia (FoxJ. 
1402. Alice Louisa (Fox). . 
AJl living in Draoat, 1374. 

CajLBLBS Djlxi R1CHARD8OX* {Dana^ Samuei,^ David^^ Jo* 
9iah^^ Jo9iah^ Josiah,* JSkekiel^), son of Deacon Dana^ and Emj- 
hr (Swett) Richardson ; born in Dracnt, Oct. 4, 1841 ; married, at 
Sanbomton, N. K^ Sept. 11, 1867, Sarah T. Writtisb, of San- 
bomton. He is a fiirmer, and lives at Palmyra, Nebraska. 


1468. LOla Gertrude,* b.JalT 26, 1808. 

1404. Fanny 3Iay,» b. Feb. 17, ISTa 

1405. Elixabeth,* b. Angost, 18?3; d. November, 1873. 


TmLKST>x RtcnAMJ>soy^ * (TTMnaSy' AbiJaA^^ Thomaiy* James,* 
Thomas^ Jame$,^ Ezekid% daughter of Thomas * and Phllenda 
(Wright) Richardson, of Westfonl, ^ass.; born there, llarch 21, 
1818 ; married George Robest Moors, Dec 81, 1846. 
. He was bom in Gardiner, Me., in 1817, son of John and 3Iyra 
Moore. He was originally a wheelwright by trade. He and his 
brother are manufacturers of worsted iroods in the village of 
Brookside, in the northeast part of Westford, near the line wliich 
divides that town from Chelmsford. 

Children : 

UtkL George Clifford (Moore)» b. March 27, 1&48; m. Ella G. Gilchrist, 
of Lowell, March tl^ 1872. He is a manufacturer at Xorth 
Chelmsford, but resides in LowelL 
- 14S7. Edward (Moore), b. Jan. 20, 1S52. He is a book^ceeper for his 

1468. Mary Ellen (Moore), b. May 24, 1855; at school, March, 1874. 

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. EuzABBTH Cxwouy^ RiCHARDSox' (John D^ Benjamin^ 
JB6i\f€uniny^ Benjamui^* Thoma^^ James^ EzekUl^)^ daag;hter of 
Joha Drew^ and Elizabeth. (Maynard) Kichardson ; born in Boa* 
ton, April 29, 1840; married, in*Boston, Sept. 27, 186S, FsaxCxs 
Etsbstt Blakx, bom in Princeton, Mass^ Aae. 3, 1889, son of 
Pynson and Sarah (Dana) Blake, afterwards of Boston. 

He has pa^ed his life chieflr in Boston ; enjoved the advan* 
tages of its schools, and received a Franklin medal in 1852. He 
is. an expert accountant, in the large paper warehouse of George 
W. Wheelwright & Son, in whose employ he has been twenV 
years. He is fond of ^nealo^cal inquiry, and has furnished for 
this volume the material which refers to the family of John Drew 
Richardson, his father-in»law. He is an active member of the 
. Sonth Baptist Church, Boston, and has been superintendent of its * 
Sabbath School seven years. He resides in South Boston.* 


Sows Drew RicnABDSON' [John D^ Benjamtit,^ Benjamin^* 
Bsnjamin^* Thoma$^ Jamesy* Eukid % brother of the procedinir ; 
bom in Boston, July 18, 1843 ; married, in Boston, April 3, 18^7, 
Sarjlh E. Van Nostra^-©, bom Feb. 2, 1847, daughter of Wil- 
liam T. and Mehitable Van jfostrand. 

In the war for the ITnioa he enlisted, July 16, 1861, in the 
Thirteenth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers ^ took part in 
several of the great battles in Yiiginia, in the summer of 1862, 

*He is descended from TTttUAM Blaks,^ who tras bom in England, 1J94; 
manied AKnes — ; canie from Bnsiand, 3IaT,lG3ii; sectlnd in I>orchaAter, and 
waa adttiitteil freaniau, March U, 1G3S-0; tovrn clerk and cleric uf the wri:s 
eiffht Teen; dieil 1689. Hia wn, Jumea Blake,>of Dorcbe9ter, was born in 
England, 1825: freeman. May 26^ ir»52; selectman, deacon, etc. His fntmUsou, 
James Blake,* of Dorchester, tras freeman. May 2-% 1677. FoUowini; him was 
a fourth and afth James, all of I>orchet«t«r, and all in the line of ancestry of 
the subject of this notice. James Blake,* bom Oct. IS, 1716, married Mary Pin* 
son, May 1, 173£» ; was a noted land surveyor, maile an actual surrey r»f tlte 
tlien extensive town nf Dorrliester; wrote the invaluable "* Annals of Dur- 
chester;" was assessor, selectman, and town treasurer uf Dorchester from 
IT::* to 1748, inclu.sive. twenty-four years; loft many surveys, yet in exisieuce, 
and of the hij^hest authorifvin courts of law: and left in recoids aluno up- 
wards of one thousand folio pajses; and tlied Dec. 4, 1750. Man* Pinsou, hts 
wife, bora March 7. 1719, <i:ed Jutio, 1, W^K was a descemlanc tnmt Thomas 
Iin8i>n, who took the oath of ftilellty at Scituate.lGSJk [Deane's Hist, of Scic- 
«ate. X. E. Hint, and GeneaL Best., vi. STJ.] 

The son of Jiuuen^aod Mary (Pinson) Blake, was James Blake,* bom in 
Boston, Feb. la. 1740, Ife wa* facher of Pyhson Blake,^ bom Ocu 18. 1706; 
who live«l a while in Irinceton. Mass., and died In Boston, Jan. 7, 1>m;2, and 
waa the father of f riincis £. Blake in the text, and his twin-brother, Frederic 
Dana Blake, who frrailuated, Waterville College, 1«C1, a clerft^-man. 

Xh« oomniler had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr. Pynson 
Blake, while living in ;k»utk Boston, and highly appredatiMi his character. 

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as m that of Cedar Monntain, Ang. 7th, Rappahannock Station, 
Aug. 18tb, Thoronirhfare Gap, a^dajor two later, and in the 
second battle of Bnil Run, Aug. zfOth, the last a very severe con- 
test, when the ITaion army lost not less titan six thousand men, 
killed and wounded, while the rebel loss was ninch greater. Jn 
this battle he was woanded, and obliged to obtain a discharge, 
which was granted Sept. 17, 1862. He resides in South Boston. 


1460. Grace Treadwell.*b. Bee. 26. 1S67. 

U7a Ellis Souther,* b. Nov. 13. 1S72; d. Jan. 17, 1374. 

1471. LizadeMa7nard,*b. April 16, 1375. 


AsrrxPAS ^Iatxabd Richardsox • (Jbltn D^ Benjamin^ Btn* 
jctmifif Benjamin^* ThamaSy* James^^ JSzekid^)y brother of the 
preceding; bom in Boston. Sept. 22, 1844; married, in Boston, 
April 28, 1870, Elleh A. Bragdox, bom in Portsmonth, N. H^ 
Aug. 24, 1845, daughter of Oren and Ann H. W. Brandon. 

In the war for the Union, he enlisted, Aug. 30, 1862,lh' the Thir* 
teenth Regiment of 31assachusetts Volunteers. He was engaged 
with his regiment, in thegreat battles of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862 ; 
of Fredericksburg, Dec.'lS, 1862; of Chancellorsville, ilay 2, 
1868 ; of Gettysburg, July 1, 2, and 3, 1863 ; of the Wilderness, 
Afay^ 6» 1864 ; of Spottsylvania, Mar 8, 1864 ; of North Anna, 
May 24, 1864; of Coal' Harbor, June 3, 1864; of Petersburg, 
June 15, 1864. 

.He was honorably discharged and mustered out, Aug. 1, 1864. 
* He resides at Neponsot, newly annexed to Boston. 

Children : 

1472. Hslena ^laynard.* b. in Boston proper, Sept. 10, 1S7L 
1478. Edith Alice,* b. at Xeponset, March 19, 18 id. 

The following unarranged marriages are supposed to have been 
of descendants of Ezekiei Richardson. This, however, is by no 
means certain in the case of any individual, though of most of 
the Richantsons in this livt it is presumed. The Ibt is compiled 
from records of Pelham, X. H. 

1474. Jane 1, 1751, Amos Richardson and Sarah Wynan. 

1475. Jan. 26, IVjii, Amos Kichanison and 3Iary Howard. 

147(^ Jan. 2^ 1755, Samuel Uutchlnson and Sunanna Richardson. 

1477. Oct. IS, 175S, Jacob Fletcher and Mercv Richardson. 

1478b Aug. 2. 1770, Benjamin Gaj^e and !)arali Riclmrdson. 

1470. Dec. 24, 1772, John 3£ar$h and .Saraii Rtchnnison. 

148a Jan. 11, 1774, John Richardson and Mar^rec Gage. 

14S1. Jan. 18^ 1787, Jesse Wyman and Hannah Itichardson. 

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148S. June 90, 17D0, Asa Richardson and Sarah Bumham. 

1483. Feb. 17, 1701. Caleb Richardson and Dorcas Carlton. 

14SL March 20. ITtM. Zachariah Richardson and Hannah EUenwood. 

148& Feb. 2. 1700. John Richardson and £da Richardson. 

1488. Dea 16, 1700. Thomas Richardson and Sarah Wilson^ 

1487. September, 1S*)6, Ezekiel Richardson and Marr Doty. 

146a July % ld07, WTilUam Reed Lyon and Mary Richardson. 

1480. June 8, 1813. Daniel Gape and Abuih Richardson. 

1400. Feb. 11, 1817. William Barker and Lucrcda Richardson. 

140U March 20, 1821. Abijah Richardson and Elsey Carlton. 

1402. XoT. 28, 1824, Xathaniel Richardson and Hannah Titcomb. 

1408. Dec. 80, 1824, OliTer Morse and Survinah Richardson. 

1404. June 28, 1825, John Smith, of Canaan, and Betsey Richardson, 

of Chester, X. H. 

1405. Sept 1. 1825, William Harvey and Ruby Richardson. 
1408. Sept. 20, 1820, Xathan Richardson and Mary G. Johnson. 

1407. Oct 14, 1880, James H. Currier and Dorothy Richardson. 

1408. Oct 8, 183a. Stephen Richardson, jr., and L^-dia Gilchrist 
1400.- March 22, 1888, Joshua P. Hill and Miriam Richardson. 

1500. ^Liy 10, 1888. Luther Coburn and Hannah Richardson. 

1501. May 8, 1841. Andrew Tallantand Betsev J. Richardson. 

1502. April 10, 1842, Xathan Richardson and Bethiah Johnson. 
1908. March 10, 1840^ Josiah Coburn and Meliuda Richardson, of 

Draeut ■ 

1504. Soy. 25, 1847, Benjamin Atwood, of ^^ewbuiy, Yt, and Judith 

From Oracat Records. 

1505. William Atwood Clough and Lydia Richardson, both of Dracnt, 

Dec. 1. 1814. 
IM. Aaron Clark, of Methuen, and Susanna Riohardsont of Dracnt, 

Dee. 11, 1817. 
19QT. John Cole, of Chelmsford, and Folly Richardson, of Draont, 

published Jan. 2, 1705. 
190S» Isaac Coburn and Sarah Richardson, bbth of Draeut^ published 

Nov. 2af, 170$. 
1500. Josiah French and Hannah Richardson, of Dracnt, Oct. 27, 

15ia William Foster, jr., and Sophia Richardson, of Dracnt, pub- 

lUhed Xov. 18, 1817. 
151L Henry Goodhuo and Bridget Richardson, of Draeut, published 

Oct 17, 1755. • -t r 

1512, Howard Herrick, of Lewiston. and Elizabeth Richardson, of 

Draeut, published Dec. 7, 1708. 
1513L EU Hamlet and Polly Richardson* of Draeut, April 2, ISOk 
1514. Samuel Richartlson, :kl, of Methuen, and Abigail Mansur, pub- 
lished July 80, 1807. 
1915w ^iOred Richardson and Polly Yamum, published Aug. 14, 1815. 
1518. Asa Richardson, of Pelliam. and Abissul Mansur, April 24, 1^22. 
1517. Samuel Richardson, of Methuen, and widow Dolly Jones, Feb. 

10, 1822. 
U1& John C. Richardson, of Methuen, and Mehitable BaUey, Nor. 

20, 1812. 
1510. Xathan Richardson and Olive R. Harrey, published March 14, 

1520. Hiram Wood and Elizabeth Richardson, published Aug; 5, 170!). 
1^21. Micajah Wood and Rachel Puchardson, published Juno 17, 1815. 
1523. William Dane and Lois Richardson, of Methuen, published Aug. 

1223. Osgood Dane and Mary Richardson, of Methuen, published 


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Zachariah Hunt and widow Abigail Bichardsoiit both ci Dan- 
stable. Mar $, 1S14. 
15S8u Alpha Kichazdsoa and Cynthia Moore, both of I^aahoa, Sept 

Froor Records of Dunstable, Mass. 

1S20L Daniel Bichardsoa married Rachel Lawrence, of Groton. He 
was Urin^ in April, 1874. She died Dec 5, ISeO. Their chil- 
dren were: 

laST. ^iitlra,b.jQlrlS.18S9. 

USd. Luev A., b. Feb. 12, 1S&>; d. July 27, 1856. 

1S129. £m§Unt. b. Dec. 27, ldS9: d. Aug. 1, 1868. 

153a aiarle$ H^ b. Xot. 28, 1841 ; d. March 81, 1885. 

1581. men £, b. Feb. 28, 1S45; d. Oct 22, 1S8<5. 

1582. JVaRCis £, b^ Dec 28, 1846; d. Sept 18, 18^9. 

From Records of Pdham^ TS^TSL^ 

Children of Thomas and Caroline Richardson : 

1588. Thomas O., b. XoT. 29, 1858. 
1584. Albert H.,b. May 4^ 1855. 

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SjuifUSL RxcHAJtDSoy,^ the second of the three brothers of that 
name who united in the settlement of Wobam, was bom in Eng- 
land, not far from the year 1610. We do not know in what year 
became to this coimtry. Possibly he came with his eider brother, 
Ezekiel, in 1630, though this is not at all probable. A list of My- 
eight men, inhabitants of Chnr]esto^vn. dated Jan. 9, 16S3-4, is 
found on tho records of that town. Among them is the name of 
Ezekiel Richardson, but not of Samuel or of Thomas, his broth- 
ers* A simibr Ibt was made out, January, 16S5-6, in which Eze- 
kiel appears, but neither of his brothers. Tlie first notice we tind 

. of Samuel is dated July 1, 1636, when he and his brother, Tlionias 
Richardson, with others, were on a committee to lay out lots of 
land for hay. In 1637, the names of Samuel and ll'homas Ricb- 

: ardson first appear in a list of inhabitants of Chariestown.' The 
same year the town of Charles>town granted to each of them a 

.<^ house-plot," clearly indicating that they had recently become 
residents in the place. These two brothers were admitted mem* 
bers of the church there, Feb. 18, 1687-8, in consequence of 
which they were made freemen of the colony, Hay 2, 1G88. 
Samuel was chosen sui-veyor of the highways, March 17, 1636-7. 
Putting all these thinsrs together, It amounts to a certainty, 
that while Ezekiel anive<) in June or July, 1630, his younger 
brothers did not come till 1636. Ezekiel may have been twenty- 
five or thirty on his coming. Samuel was probably four or five 
years younger. 

The three brothers had lots assigned them, April 20, 1638, on 
^Misticke side and above the Ponds,'* that is, in Maiden, and 
their names, among others, appear as persons havine the privi- 
lege of pasturins^ cows upon the Common, Dec. 30, 1638. 

On the 5th of November, 1640, the three brothers and foar 
others, Edward Con vers, Edward Johnson, John Mousall, and 
Thomas Graves, were chosen by the church of Chariestown as 
commissioners or accnts for the settlement of a church and town, 
within what were then the limits of Chariestown, but soon after 
erected into a separate town, and called WoBntx. That whole 
territory was then a wide, uncultivated waste. In the February 
following, the commissioners buUt a bridge over the Aberjoua 

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River, as the Mystic River is called, north of Mystio Pond. Thb 
bridge was known in alter times as Convers' Bridge, from Edward 
Convers, tlie proprietor of the adjacent mill. He lived in the im- 
medL-ite vicinity, in the first house built in Wobum. His de»^ 
scendants lived there, or in thnt vicinity, and the entire locality' 
is now in the heart of the town of Winchester. 

When the church was constituted in Wobnm, Aug. 14, 1642, 
O. S^ Samuel Richardson and his two brothers, with "John Mou- 
sall, Edward Johnson, Edward Convers, and William Learned, 
solemnly stood tbrth, as the nucleus around which the church 
was to 6e gathered. 

The three brothers lived near to each other, on the same street, 
which has ever since been Icnoti-n as ^ Richardson's Row.** It 
was by the town laid out as a street in 1647, and the three Rich- 
ardsons are in the town book represented as then living upon it. 
It runs almost due north and south, in the north-eastern part of 
the present town of Winchester, but a short distance east of the 
Boston and Lowell Railroad, and now con:«titutes a part of 
Washington Street, in the town last named. The three brothers 
lived near the present line of Wobum. Celkr holes are still 
pointed out to designate the sites of their houses. Samuel lived 
near the present abode of his descendant, Luther Richanisoo, 
now living, but a short distance north from the present village of ■ 

That Ezekiel, SamneU and Thomas Richardson were brothers 
appears from the will of Ezekiel Richardson, in which he *^ dis-. 
charges all demands between his brother Samuel Richardson and 
hinuel^ and gives^ to Thomas Richardson, son of his brother 
Thomas, ten sfiillings.'* It also appears from a onitclaim deed of 
forty acres of land, from Samuel Richardson, aated March 27, 
165t, to "my sister Susanna Richardson, now Brooks, during her 
life*time, and then to my cousin [)'. d., nephew], Tlieophilus Rich-« 
ardson ** ||3Iidd. Deeds, iL 72], and moreover from the boundaries 
of said torty acres, which are "south by Samuel Richardson, 
north by Thomas Richardson, our brother^" etc. [Midd. Deeds, 
iL 154.] This deed further determines the relative position of the 
houses and farms of the three brothers, that Samuel lived nearest 
to the present villaire of Wincht»stcr, Thomas on the north, near 
Wobum line, and Ezekiel midway between them.* 

Samuel Richarrlson was selectman of Wobum in 16J4, 164o, 
1646, 1649, 1650, and 1651. In 1645, he paid the highest tax of 
any man in Wobum ; Capt Edward Johnson the next. 

•**The BicbardMon.5/' surs llev. Mr. SewnU, in hiji HUtorr, "hare always 
hften the mon nnmeroiiH famiir in Wobiira. On th«» prrivince tax Ibt for Ik>cIi 
paii«he« [the second pari^h in *now Burlint^ron] in 17ii», out of S:<0 re?«i«ieQC 
males taxed, there \rere 4:2 Eicbanistons, 27 Wyninn:*, Iff i:ee<b<, and 24 Juha- 
«on.s niMklns; 10l» pcnw^ns of rho.4e four names; a un tuber, which, within a tri- 
tie i.^ e<|ttal to one-tliinl of all the ma'es then taxed.*' Aioiin, he says of tho 
three broUieni, ExekieL Samuel, ami Thoiiia<«, 'VTIieir de?<c.'endantH, beariui; the 
name of Richarrlson, lon<? havebeen, and still are. more nnui^ron.H than per- 
sons of anv orlier naiue in Wohfim, and ainoot; them have been found .tome of 
the most rained meiiil-ers of the churcli and citizens of the place." [UlsL of 
AVobnrn, pp. 71, 635. 63G.1 

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His irife was JoA^rxx . It should have been mentioiieil 

that tihe nnited with the church in Chorlestown, on the 9th of the 
7th months or Sept. 9, 1689. 

He dieiV intestate,^ March 23, 1658. The inventonr is dated 
March 29, 1658. His wUow Joanna and eldest son». John, were 
appointed administratooL [Midd* Prob. Rec^ L 142.] Lieut. 
Jooa Wrman, of Wobwn, was appointed guardian of his sons, 
John and Joseph, June i»r 165S. 

The will ot Joanna Richanlson, widow of Samuel, is dated 
June 20, 1666. She probably died soon after, though the will 
was not proved till 1644. It is recorded Midd. Prob. Rec, iv. 
122. She gives her real estate to her eldest 9on, John, and sons 
Joseph, Samuel, and Stephen, and her clothing to her daughter 
Elizabeth. She mentioos Mary Mousall as her daughter. 

The children of Samuel and Joanna Richanlson» bom in Charles- 

town, were : 

1552. Mary^'bap.; 167r-S; m. Thomas ^onsalL' son of Dea- 
con John MovmU,^ one of the founders of \yohurn. They 
lived in Charkstown. 
+1558. Jobn,^bap. Xor. 12, 1639; m. first, Elizabeth Bacon; second. 
Mary Piersou; third, Margaret Willing. 

Bom in Wobum : 

1554. Hannah,* b. Martk 8. 1^1-2 ; d. April 8, 1642. 

tl555. Joseph,^, b. July 27, 164:^; m. Hannah Green. 
155& SamueMb. May 22, ItW; m. first Martha ; second, Han- 
nah Kingsburn third, Phebe Baldwin; fourth, Sarah Hay- 
-hl557. Stephen.* b. Aug. 15, 1640; m. Abigaa W^man. 
' 1558. Thomas,* b. Dec tl, 1651; d. Sept 27, 16^7. 
1550L laisaheth,- b. 165-; Unng 1666, at the date of her mother's viU. 

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Lieut. Johk RiCHABBVoy,* eldest son of SamueP and Joanna; 
baptized in Ch'arlestown, Xov. 12, 1639, and doubtless bom there; 
married, first, when short of nineteen years old, Oct 2*2, 1(558, 
Euz.vBETB Baco2^, bonx Jan. -4, 1641-2, dau<grhter of llichael Ba- 
con, one of the oncimd inhabitants of Wubum. Second, at 
Cambridge, Oct. 28, r67:i,* 3I.vBr Piebsox, daughter of Barthol- 

• Rer. Mr. 8«traIL fn bis Hlciorjr of W.^hurn, p. 634, snyn that Lient. John 
lUciianUm'^ iiiarrieil Miiry Kicxi'>a (X*t. 25. l^a, one rear after th« date iu die 
t«xt, atiil the Caaibriilx« m:oz^ gives tlie same (lute, wliicli Mr. Sewall hrnl 
erifientlv cfipied. The ^anteeftrir crept into Bond's Waterto^n Geaealui;ies, 
P. !»10, Mr. 8e\rall says alio tkaz tlieir »oq Herson wsm Ijora Sept 1?J, 1674. I 
ir 01^ ^be \\'«»bum reconi an«i the tran-scriot made by Mr. Sewall for the town. 
11 PierHoQ was bom "'Jiid of 7th mouth, I67J," a:« on the Wobura record, his 
pamntt. if honeet people, muu hare been raarried la 1G72. 

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omew and Ursala Pienoii,at that time of Wobnrn, bnt prerioos- 
It to 1652 of Watertown. Third, June 23, 1680, Maboabet 
WiLLisro, who died Oct. 28, 1726. 

Michael Bacon was of AVobnrn, 1641;. selectman, 1659, 1665, 
1666, 1668, 1670. Bartholomew Pierson was of Wutertown, 
1640; freeman of the colony, 1648; removed to Wobom, 1652; 
selectman, 1665-6; died March 12, 1687. 

John Richardson passed his life in Wobum ; was a- yeoman ; 
constable, 1673; a soldier in ** Philip's war," 1675-6 r freeman, 
1678; selectman, 1600 and 1692; died, intestate, Jan. 1, 1696-7, 
aged 58. [Gravestone.} 


His children by first wife, Elizabeth, were : 
John,* b. Jan. 24, iedO-lj m. Susanna Dajis. 

Joseph,' b. Jan. ^ ItfOd-i ; d Feb. IS, lQ97-d. 
of his death describes him as **a cripple." 

By second wife, Mary : 

The town record 

tl5B2. Pierson.* b. Sept. 21 1673 ; m. Mary Porrin. 
1663L Jacob,* b. Feb. 15, 1075-6 ; m. Hannah Couvers. 
15a4. William,* b. June 28. 1673; d. Aug. 1, 167a 

By thiid wife, Margaret: 

I56S. Wimng.*b. Oct 5, 1602; d. March 14^ 1704, aged 11 yean, 5 
months. [GraveitODe.] 
+1566. Job,* b. April 30, lafia; m. Sarah Clereland. 


JossFH RICH▲SI>80X,^ brother of theprecedins, and second 
son of Samuel Richardson,^ was bom in Wobum, July 27, 1643; 
married, Nov. 5, 1666, Haxxah Green,* bom about 1647, daugh- 
ter of Thomas ^ and Elizabeih Green, of Maiden. 

Thomas Gureen, her father, was bom in England, probably 
about 1606. He came to this country probably before 1640; 
lived in the north part of Maiden, now the town of Melrose; was 
selectman in 1658, and (lied Dec. 19, 1667. For a further history 
of him and his numerous descendants, see the Green Family, in 
the Ydttox Memoklax, by the compiler of this volume. 

Joseph Richardeon dwell in Wobum ; was admitted freeman 
of the colony. May 15, 1672, and was therefore a member of tlie 
church. He was one of Major Samuel Appleton's soldiers, and 
was engaged in the fierce assault on the Narmganset fort, Dec. 
19, 1675. In that severe encounter six brave captains tell, and 
eighty privates were killed. He was a selectman of Woburn, 
1693, 1694, and 1702. 

He died in Wobum, March 5, 1717-18. His will ia dated June 
24, 1717 ; proved April 22, 1718; recorded Midd. Prob. Rec, xv. 
148. He pmvides very carefully and libeniUy for his **welU 
beloved wife Hannah,** and, among other things, that hia son 
''Joseph shall find her a horse, and keep the bame for her use, and 

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a man or himself to ride before ber on Sabbath days^ or where she 
shall have occasion to go^ all dnring her natural life, if she re- 
mains my widow.'*' He also mentions his fire children, as in the 
seqiieL His widow Hannah died May '20, 1721. 

Their children, all bom in TTobnm, were: 

tl9d7. Hannah** b. Oct. 22. ICffl; m. Daniel Baldwin. 
1S68. Maiy,* b. March 22, 10Gd-O ; m. first, James Fowle ; second* Sam- 
. uel Walker. 
-f-1680. Elizabeth,' b. Jane id, 1670; m. first, John Coggin; second, Ja- 
cob WVman. 
4-1570. Joseph,* b. Mar 19. 1672; m. Marr Blod^Eet. 
-1-1571. Stephen,* b. Feb. 7, 1073-4; m. Bridget Bichardson. 


Samuel Richabdso:?,* brother of the precedine» and third son 
of Samnel ^ and Joanna Richardson ; bom in Wobam, Alay 22, 

1646; married, first, ILlstba. . She died Deo. 20, 1673, the 

day of the birth of her daughter ^lartha. Second, Sept. 20, 
1674, Ha27xab Exxgslet, perhaps daughter of Samuel Kingsley, 
of Billehca. She was slain, with her only child, scarce a week 
old, by the Indians, April 10, 1676. Thircl, Nor. 7, 1676, Phsbb 
Baldwi^t, bom Sept. <,'1654, daughter of Dea. Henry Baldwin,^ 
of Wobum, by his wife Phebe Richardson,* daughter of Ezekiel * 
and Susanna Richardson. She died Oct. 20, 1679, sited 25. 
Fourth, Sept. 8, 1680rSABAH Hjltwabo, bom 165S, daughter of 
.^Nathaniel Hayward, of Maiden. She survived her husband, and 
died Oct. 14, 1717, asced 62. The name was sometimes pro- 
nounced and written Howard. She died about 1717, as her will 
has that date. 

Samuel Richardson lived upon what has recently been called^ 
the Miller farm, on Richardson's Row, less than a mile north of 
the present villace of Winchester. He was a soldier in ^ Philip's 
war,^ 1675. In the afternoon of April 10, 1676, he was employed 
in carting manure into his field, accompanied by his son Samuel, 
a boy between five and six years old. Looking toward his house, 
he: was surprised at seeing feathers fl}'ing about it and other 
tokens of mischief within. He also heard the screams of his 
wife. Apprehending that Indians might be there, he hastened 
home with his gun, and there found two of hln family murdered, 
viz., his wife Hannah, who had lately been confined, and his son 
Thomas, twin brother to him who had been with him in the field. 
On further search, it was found that the infant, only a week old, 
had been slain by the ^ame mthless hands. The nurse, it ap- 
peared, had snatched it up in her arms upon the alarm of dan^r, 
and was making her escape to a garrison house in Uie vicinity; 
but so closely was she pursued by the savages, that, finding she 
could not save herself and the babe too, she let the babe drop, 
•nd the Indians dispatched it at once. Mr. Richardson now ral- 
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enemy. Following them some time, they espied three Indians 
sttting^ on a rock, fired at thcro, killed one, and drove the others 
away. [Sewall's Hist, of Wobum, p. 119.] 

During this war, which lasted from June, 1673, to Angnst, 
1676, the whole country was in continual fear and alarm. ^ No 
man was safe in his own dwelling. Asleep or awake, at home or 
abroad, they were in constant jeopanly. The movements of the 
Indians were secret and unobserved ; they lurked about in small 
parties, often of only two or three, as in the instance just referred 
to, and came upon the people unawares. They concealed them* 
selves behind fences, crept into bams and other out-houses ; they 
lay in wait in tlie night oefore a man's door, ready to shoot him 
as soon as he appeared in the momini;. Xo age or sex was 
spared. Twelve or thirteen towns in Massachusetts, Plymouth 
Colony, and Rhode Island were utterly destroyed, and the in- 
habitants slaushtered or driven away. Other towns were greatly 
damaged. About six hundred dwelline-houses were consumed 
bjn^fire. About six hundred of the inhabitants, in great part the 
flower and strength of the land, either fell in battle or were nith- 
lessly murdered.^ Such a dark Jay, New England never saw be- 
fore or since. 

Samuel Richardson died April 29, 1712, aged 66. Hb will is 
datedFeb. 23, 1709-10; proved May 19. 1712; recorded Midd. 
Prob. Rec, xiii. 68. He mentions wite Sarah, eldest son Samuel^ 
daughter Elizabeth Wvman, wife of. Jacob Wyman^ sotf Zacha- 
riah, daughter Sarah kichardson, daufi^ter Hannah Pratt, sons 
Ebenezer, Eleazar, David, Thomas, and Jonathan, the last J)eing 
a minor. He speaks of his brother Stephen and of John Vinton, 
tbeir land as bordering on his own ; of Joseph Richardson, jr., 
alsoi and Stephen Richardson, jr^ as his cousins, that isj nephews* 

His children by first wife, ^lartha, were : 

4*1*'(72. Samuel,* ) tirins. bom I Samuel m. first, Susanna Richardson* 
IdTa. Thomas,* J Nov. 5, 1070;) 






1 16(>1 1 ; second, Esther - 
Thomas was slain by the Indians, April 10, 1676. 
Elizabeth,^ b. about 10*2; m. Jacob Wyman. 
^klanha,* b. Dec 2U, 1073; d. Xor. 9, ItTTT. 

By second wife, Hannah : 
Hannah,* b. April, 1576; slain by the Indians, April 10, 1575. 

By third wife, Phebe : 

Zaehariah,* b. Xot. 21. 1577: m. Mehitable Perrin, Feb. 14, 
1699-1700. He died Nor. 23, 1743. Xo children on record. 

By fourth wife, Sarah : 

Thomas,* b. Aug. 18, lOSl ; d. Sept. 9, 1681. 

Sarah,* b. Auk. ^ 1D82; unm.; uving at date of her mother's 

wiU, 1717. 
Thomas,* b. Sept 25, 1684: m. Rebecca Wyman. 
Ebenezer,* b. March 15, lUSO-7; living at date of father's will. 

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158S. Infant son,* b. Ang. 17. lOSO; d. the same day*. 

ISda. Hannah/ b. Aug. 11, l<i)H): m. — Pratt, prior to Febmarr, 1710. 

15$4. Eltfttzar."* b. Feb. 10, l<5ii2-tf : liring at date of father's wiU, 1710. 
+15SS. Jonathan.* b. Julr It^. 1(AM; m. Abi^^ail Wjman. 
-hl58tf. David,* b. April 14« 1700: nu first Ksther Ward; seeond, Be> 
member Ward; third, Abin^l Holden. 


Stxpbex Richardson-,^ brother of the precedin;^, and foarth 
soorof Samnel^and Joanna Richardson; bom in Wobnm, Aug. 
15, 1949; nuirried, in Billericn, Jan. 2, 1674-6, Abigail Wt^ax^- 
born about 1659, daughter of Francia ^ and Abigail (Read) Wy • 
man, of Wobum.* 

He resided in Wobum, which then included Burlington and a 
part of Wilmington. His land extended into Billerica, which 
then joined Wobum. He vrns fVeeniant 1690 ; and died March 
2i.1717.18, age*! 69. 

His will is^dated Aug. 15, 171S; prored April 22, 1718; re- 
corded, aiidd. Prob. Reconl, xv. 157-163. It is very long, occu- 
Syine six folio pages. In it he mentions as livine, wife Abigail, 
auffbters, Abigail Vinton and Prudence Kendall, sons Stephen, 
WilTiam, Francis, Timothy, Seth, Daniel, and Solomon. 

His widow Abigail died Sept. 17, 1720, aged 60. [Graye- 

Children of Stephen * and Abigail Richardson : 

+1587.. Stephen.* b. Feb. 20, 1673M); m. Susanna Wilson. 

1988. Francis,* b. Jan. 19, 1077-^; d. Jan. 27, lsn-8. 

+1S89. William.* b. Dea 14, I07S; m. Rebecca Vinton. 

+U90L Francis,* b. Jan. 13, 16dO-l : m. Sarah Houghton. 

150L ThnothT,* b. Dee. 6, 10S2; d. Jan. IS. l*)S2-3. 

+1502. AbiKuL* b. Nor. 14. lt»3: m. John Vinton. 

+ISOX Pnmence.* b. Jan. 17. 1(^5-4); m. Samuel KendalL 

+1504 Timothy,* b. Jan. 24. lrt!i«7H$; m. Susanna Holden. 

+1505. Seth,* b. Jan. 16, lOslKM): m. Mary Brown. 

+1508. Daniel* b. Oct 10, HOI : m. Joanna (MousaU) MiUer. 

. 1907. Mary,* b. Mav 8, mni; died before fathers will, 1713. 

1508. Rebecca,* b. June 10, 1A06: d. Dec. d. 1711. 

1500. Solomon.* b. March 27, 1702; m. Abigail Erans, of Reading, 
about 172d. Became noa eo/npoi mentis about 1730. 

•The Wyxax Familt, 

Lienc John ^Vymao ^ and his brother Francis Wjmaa,^ were atnonif the Srst 
settlers of Wobtirn, KUl. Tbe%' were lauaen br occuparii>a, church nietubers, 
an<l pemonn of much rf?*«|)€ctabUity aod ^orth. Wruian was adjiiirte<l 
fr«>«iiiaDof tliec<iloni% ^layfl, i^iT. Their name:! are often foaml :isflociated 
ia i«gii wridnj:9. Thev o\vue<l rouerher tive hanilre«l acres of land at '^Sliaw- 
•iMwn** rBilleriva} in Uio-'>. John Wyirnn. wa* !*«ie*;tiiiaB of Wolmni, 1I>»S, 
IftiT. and 1073. Jr rancis Wrman ^ran 5«leccui>«n of Wolmni, l<i74, 1075. A 
Bimierous p<jAterit>- haff sprung from chetu. Frdm.iji Wymau died ^*o^. 2U, 
lOini, ace«l hu, John <Ue<l Mav ^. ir.R4. Lieut. Jolm Wyman, and his eldest 
son. John, bora March -31, IW, both fx^k part in the s^reat Narratfanset flKht, 
Dec. 10, 1^3. The Cstlmr u-as wotinde«l. and the H^n nas kille<i. The son %ras 
. ia Cant. PreittiM' trm^p of hoMe. The son married Marj Carter, dauKbcer of 
IViV. ThoiDas Cnrrer. John and Francis Wymao w«re, with one exception, 
the laruMc landholders in Wobum. 

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JoHX RicRABDSOX* {Jofui^ Samu€i^\ Bon of Lieut John' and 
Elizabeth (Bacon) Richardson; born in Wobtinit Jan«24, 1660-1; 
married, Oct. 22, 1680, Sm^js^x Di^ns, bom May 11, 1662, 
dangfaler of 6eoi^ and Sarah Davis. George Davis died Jnlv 4, 
1667. He was probably of Wobum, and a son of Nicholas D«ivis, 
who came from Eneiand in the Planter., in 1635, ased 40, with his 
wife Sarah, ased 4^, and his nephew, William Lod^e, then a hoy 
of six years old. Mr. Nicholas Davis was a man of property, and 
was active in the settlement of Wobum. After 1646, he removed 
to York, where he died about 1670. But William Locke con* 
tinned in Wobum ; married 3Iary Clark in 1655, and became the 
ancestor of the Locke &mi]y. See "* Book of the Lockes," by John 
Goodwin Locke* 

The mother of the wife of John Richardson, and widow of 
Georae Davis, was Sarah Rist. She made her will in 1697, in 
whicl^ are found bequests to her daneiiters, Susanna Richardson, 
Hannah Bontelle, Sarah Cole, Mary Damon, to her sons John and 
Benjamin, and son-in-law, Timothy Wiley. 

John .Richardson' was a carpenter, and* lived in Wobum. He 
died Maroii 18, 1715. Settlement of hia estate was made April 
11, 171&. His widow married l:'eter Hay, of Stoneham, and <ued 
in 1784. 

The children of John and Susanna Richardson were: . 

4-lflOa John,* b. Aug. 12, 1631 : ni. Eunice Roberts. 

IdOL Susanna.* b. Au?. 5. lf$^: m. Samuel Richardson [1572]. 

+1^02. Timothy.* b. July 24. l(i}»7: m. Abigail Johnson. 

1606. Elisabedi,* b. May 27, im; d. June IS^^UUa. 


PiEino2r RicnARDsoN* {Johrij^ Scimuel^)^ half-brother of the 
preceding, and son of Lieut. John * and Mary (Pierson) Richard- 
son ; bom in Wobum, Sept. 22, 1673 ; married AIaat Pebhxx, 
April 17, 1695. 

He lived in Wobum; was selectman 1719; and died 1756, 
aged 88. His widow Mary lived with her husband sixty years, 
and survived him sixteen years. She died March 17, 1772, at 
Sterling, then the west parish in Lancaster, in the family of her 
daughter, Mrs. Sarah Sawyer, I suppose wife of Epbraim Sawyer, 
of that place. 


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The children of Piersoo and Maiy Richsrdson were : 

4-1004. ineitoa/b.Aue.e.lOOO;m.BizabethyichoU. 

4-ie05b Manr,^ b. Xor. 17, 1003; m. James Burbeen. 

leoil. :3arUiolomew,« b. Feb. 4, 1700-1 : d. July 10, 1728. 

+ld07. XoaV h. starch -5, 1702-3; m. Phebe W alker. 

- -laOd. Sarah,* b. Xor. 30, 1705: m. James KendalL 

- •leOO. Jabez,* b. April 20, 170S; m. Mehitable . 

- -16ia Lydia,* b. April 10, 1711 ; m. James KendalL 
4-1011. OaTid,* b. Oct 3, 17U; m. Mary Ann Dupee. 


Jacob Richasdsox* (John^ Samuei^)^ brother of the preced- 
ing, and son of Lieut. John' and Mary (Pierson) Richardson; 
bom in Wobum, Feb. 15. 1675-6 ; married, Nov. 9, 1697, Hax^ah 
Cohtxrs,* born June 12, 1680, daughter of ^ajor James* and 
Hannah (Carter) Convers» of Wobum.* 

Hannah Carter, mother of the wife of Jacob lUchardson, was 
bora in Woburn, Jan. 19, 1650-1, daughter of Capt. John Carter, 
one of the founders of Woburn, 1641. 

Jacob Richardson passed his Hie in Woburn, of which town he 
was selectman, 1784. He died Aug. 9, 1763. His wife Hannah 
died Sept. 7, 1748. 

In his will, dated 1750, proved 1763, he mentions as then living 
his sons Jacob and £dward, and also his daughter, Hannah BeU 
knap. He makes bequests to the ^ children of my daughter, Eliza- 
beth Richartlson, deceast ;'' mentions *^ children of daughter Esther 
Wyraan, deceast; children of daughter Patience Wright, de- 
ceast ; daughter-in-law Mary, relict of son Enoch, and her two 
children, Mary and Sarah," 

^ The receipts of the legatees, on receiving their portions, were 
risned, among others, by Isaac Richardson, Josiah Ricbanlson, 
Addison Richardson, OliffrOlivel Richardson, and Hannah Rich- 
ardson. Isaac, Josiah, and Addison Richardson describe them- 
telves as children of Mr. Isaao and Elizabeth Richardson. 

The children of Jacob and Hannah Richardson were : 

-hl012. Jacob,* b. Sept 3, 1000; m. Elizabeth Wyman. 
1613. Hannah,* b. April 7, 1701; m. Benjamin Belknap,* May 10, 1720. 
He was bom May 3, 1702. son of Thomas Belknap,'' glover, of 
Boston, b. 1070, son of Joseph Belknap,^ of Boston, the first 
of the name in Boston, by his third wife, Hannah Meekins, 
of Braintree. 

*XaJor Jftmes Conven, bora in ^Tobiim, Xor. 1^ 10«, died July «, KO*;, 
9na or Jamesi and prniodson of OesAoa Edwanl Conven,^ tras an otttcer of db- 
tinguijihed n-pntarion in the perilfKia war with the Indian!! of Maine, which 
Mfraa in lf9^, and ftndc<l la IK^, His %iinrniita and Hiicce^iifiU defease* of 
^ Storet^s garrison in Wella. Jiinn, IfJjri, is well rememhere«L The artark on that 
paniaon wa-i ina«le by Mailokawando, chief of tlie Peuo»i«oot ttibe. a.<4<ti4Ced b/ 
MoxQs, EG!ttr»-met. and other Indiaa chictn. joinetl hy a lioily of Frtfn«:h iof- 
*«ers. Tlie united nrenvth of the ho.s tile force was com pn red as five hundred 
men, whUe Cc»nven hail but tifceen in tlie i;nrri»oti, henide^ aa inaay mora- in 
some KiooM in the rirer. The enemy ex«*rted their iitnioAC »tnrn?th durinir 
two jlarj, hut were couipeUed to retire with Ion*, lucludln:: a French orticer of 
tanlc. Convert losit but one man,, who hud \'enturtfd outsiiie tlie sarrisirm. waa 
S^!!??^ °7 ^o ladianA and shockin^tly torture«l. [Drake'a Book of the Indiana, 
p. tBiU aiwaU's History of Wobam, pp. ITU-IAJ. J 

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EUnbeth,* b. F«b^ 18. 1702-3; m. Julj 2, 1728, Ismo Richaid- 
•on,^ b). April i, 1705^ son of BenjamiD.* son of Isnac.^ who 
was a son of Tbomaa Richartlaoo.^ A further no:ic6 of him 
ia retenred for a place amonj; the posterit]r of Th imaa Rich- 
Edward.^ b. Marcii 12, 1705; m. Jemsha WymaiL 
Either/ b. Jane 2S, 1707: m. June 27, 1733, Capt Benlamin TTy- 
maOt* bom Xor. 13, 1700, eldest son of Benlamin Wyman,^ of 
Wobunit who waa a son of Francis ^ and Abigail (heed) Wy- 
man already referred to in a note under Xa 1557. 
+1617. Enoch,* b. May 2d, 1700; m. Mary Johnson, 
1618. Patience.* b. July 15, 1711 ; m. April 10. 1744, Thomas Wright, 
of Wobom. He died Oct. 22, 174S. ChUdren: 

1619. PaHenc9 (Wright), b. July 30, 1745; m. Nathaniel Watts, of 

1620. Sarah (Wri(^), b. July IS, 1748; m. Benjamin ConTers* of 

1621. Sarah,« b. March 91. 1714. 

1622. James,* b. April 23; 1716; died July 12, 1716. 


Job Richabbsox* (t/oAii,' /Sfimt/e/*), half-brother of the pre- 
cedioff, and son of Lieut. John * and Margaret ( Willini^) .Richard- 
son; bom in Woburn, April 30, 1696; married^ March 31, 1718, 
Sarah CuBTELAsn),'* born in Wobum, March 5, 1692, danghter 
of AaroQ* and Dorcas (WQson; Cleveland 

Children, bom in Wobum : 

16S8. ^laigaretL^ b. Jan. 2S. 1718-19. 

1694. Wimng,M>. Jan. SI, 1720-1; m. in Boston, Feb. 27, 1745, Ean- 

nah Snelline, per records of North Churolu 
162S. Ann,« b. Jan. 31, 172»-tw 
' 1626. Dorcas^^b. March U,172&-9. 

* Aamn Clereland,* father of Sarah in the text, iras bom in Wobum, Jan* 
10, IGM^ He was ton of MomCsi Cleveland, ^ a joiner, who came fiom Ips- 
wich, in Suffolk, £nff., settle*! ia Wobiira, ICl.^, ami married, Sept. 26, 16tf, 
Ann, dansliter of Eilvranl \Vian,al.«o Irnrn In £uji;IttniL 

Aaron CleveUod,* their third child, marrietl Dorcas Wilson, danshter of 
John Wilnou, dent. 30, )(;75. They hail a M>n, Aaron,* horn Jnly 9, 1(9M, xrho 
by wife AbiirftU had nine cfaiklien. This Aaron * and Abigail resided in Wo- 
bnm dll 1704, antl then removed succe»i»ively to Meilfonl, Catiibridtfe, and 
Cbarlestown. In 17:^, they removed to £a.^c Haildniu, Ct. Their fifth son, 
Aarun.^Yiom inCaiubridye, Oct.'J9, 1715. was a clem'man; gratlnated. Har- 
vard Collet, 1735; wan settled a« pastor in Haddani, iJt., Jniy, 173U; married. 
Auk- i, 17:a», Susanna I'orter, daiif^hter ef I!ev. Aarnn Porter, of Metlfortl, 
Mass. fie was dLnmi^veil from iJnddMtii, 174r»; insralled at Mslden, Sonth 
Church, about June, 1747, and diinii8.«e<l about Octolier, 1730. He next went 
to Halifax, >'ova Soorta, whence he sailed for England; received otder» in the 
Church of Enj^laml, at London, IIJSS: cnme bai-k to America, July, 1757, and 
while on his way ro take ciianeeof the Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Dela- 
ware, was taken sick at the huuse of Dr. JTranklin, in Philadelphia, amd died 
there, Auj;. II. 1757. 

His son, Kev. Aaron Clevelsnd..* Iiora at Hsdtlam, Ct, Feb. 3; 1744, was at 
the fatlier's denrh only thirteen rears ul«L For want of means to etlucate him, 
he was put to learning the huttei^s tmde. and foll<>we«l tliat businef^ many 
vears. itie wa:i onlaiii«Hl in 17711; resided in NorMieh, Wetlier<tteld, and West 
Hartfonl. Ct; perfoniied mUitionar^* ImImhts. but wns never a pasti>r. He dieil 
as >ew Haveu. :fttpc. *il, 1822. He was father of the veuemble Uev. Charles 
Cleveland,* of Boston, bom Junet, 17rJ. He dieil in B«>ston, June A, IMri; sno- 
cessively a broker. luercliant, aB«l city missionary there. Charles Uexter 
Clevelaud.^ son of clie lai»t name<t wns bom in Snlem, Dec. 3, 1802; gn. aattid, 
Darcuiottth College, 1827; riled An^ IB. 18*%»; an emnient scholiur and author. 
[Abridged fnim SewaU's Hist, of Wobum, pp. SUSHiOS.] 

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ITaxxah Richardson' (Jbseph^^ Samuel^)^ eldest child of Jo- 
seplr^ and {fnunah (Grocn) Richardson ; born in Wobum, Oct. 
22, 16(57; married. Jan. 6, 1684-5, hor second coosin, Daxisl 
Baldwin,* bom ^Inrcii 13, 165d-4{0, son of Den. Henry ^ and 
Phebe (Richardson) Boiilwin, of Wobum* 

Heniy Baldwin, it is said, came from Devonshire, Eng. He 
was one of the original settlers of Woburn, 1641, of which town 
he became a distinsruishe*! citizen. His place of residence was at 
"New Bridge,'* or North Woburn, where some of his descendants 
in each generation have had their abodo and been large proprie- 
tors^ of land. He was selectman, 168U And a deacon of the 
chnrch from 1686 till his death, which occurred Feb. 14, 169T-8. 
He is the ancestor of the Baldwins of New England. 

Daniel Baldwin lived in Woburn, and died Jan. 24, 1718-10; 
aged 59. His widow Hannah died in Woburn, Sept. 28, 17S6, 
aged 69. ^ 

Their children were : 

H^n^Ji (B.nldwinK b. Axxg. 21, 1686. 

Phebe f BjldiviiiK bi May 13, 1690; d. March 10, 1700-7. 

Henry f Baldwin f, J t>viii8, bom [ t>^*.k ^i-*i •vr-^i, lo iaoo 

Joseph IB..Ulwm),fMarchl5,lC02;f Both died March L., 160S. 

Susanna (Bild^Tin|»b. March 31, 1604. 

DatnieL (Bnldivin). h. Dec. 16, 1605; slain hj the Indians, near 

I^OTcns fBaUhvini. k Oct 13, 1697; d. March 7, lOO^M. 

Joseph (BaldTinB J. hu March IT, IGOO. 

Dorcaa iBuklTTin), b. Aug. 11, 1701; m, Thomas Wjinau,* b^ 
May 12, IC'Jl, eldestson of Thomas^ aud Mary fEicliardsour 
Wyman, and gtaadson of Francis >^ and Abigail W^-mna, al- 
ready mentioiiiHl in a note after No. 1557. Mary RiciianisoU' 
was a daughter of Xathaniel,^ tko vonn^^est son of iQOitxs 
RicsAKD50\\i They had Thoma$, b» iTSh Euth, b, lT2f], Dor- 
COM. b. 172^, Abrokam, b. 1728, Stth, b. 1T20, Fhibe. b. 1732. 
RxLih, b. 1734, J^voa, b. 1736, Dontei^ U I7as^ and Mar^^ b. 

John (Baldwin), b. J^: 2S, 1703. 

Rebeoca ( Baldwin ),b. Dec. 19, 1705. 

Benjamin (Baldwisi, b. March SO, 1707. 

Phebe (Baldwin), bu Dec 23, 170d. 







Mabt Richakdsox* (^Joseph^ Samuel% sister of the preced- 
ing, and second daughter of Joseph ^ and Hannah (Green) RicU- 
ardson; bom in Wobum, March 22» 1068-9; married, first, Oci. 
2» 1638, Capt. Ja^hks Fowle,' born in Woburn, March 4, 16G6-7, 
eldest son of Lieut. James * and Abigail Fowle, of Woburn. He 
died March 19, 1714, aged 47 years and 14 days. [Gravestone.] 


*Twu other Woburn men, 'BenlRDi in Carter and John Barfoeen, were slain 
•J tlie aarae time. [Boston ye%*-s Letter. Fox's Hist of Dunstable, p. lf» J 
garter, born March 4, 1702, was a son of John, and grandson* of Capt. Joiin 
tarter, of \ obarn. 

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Second, Samctel Wjllseb,* born in Woburn, Jan. 25, 1667-8, son 
of Deacon Samuel Walker/ xrho was son of Samuel,^ who came 
wiUi his lather, Richard Walker,^ from England, in 1630, and set- 
tled at L>^n. 

James Fowle,* the first husband, xras a selectman of Wobnm 
. in 1608 and 1604, also 1700 to 1714, when he died. He was town 
clerk fiom 1701 to 1714. He was also a captain in the train- 

Samuel Walker,^ the second husband, was, as well as his father, 
a deacon of the church in Wobnrn* He lived in the west parish 
of Wobnm, incorporated, 1700, as the town of Burlington, and 
was deaoon of the church there, formed 1730. He died Sept. 28, 
1744, aged 77. [Gravestone in precinct burial ground.] ^lary 
was his second wife ; his first wife was Judith ^ward, married 
June 1, 1680. 

Alary, the widow successively of both husbands, died in 
Charlestown, Oct. 23, 1748, aged 80. [Gravestone.] She had no 
^ children by her second husband. 

Children of James and Mary (Richardson) Fowle : 

1640. Hary (Fowle), b. June 18, 16$0; m. James Simonds, June 17, 

IMl. James (FqwIc). b. July 20. 1091 ; d. Oct 11, 1706. 
1M2. Abigail (Fowle). b. Aug. 22. 100:). 
1618. John (Fowle), b.Xov. 11, 1095; m. Dec. 25, 1713. ^ary Con- 

▼ers,^ b. Sept. 2lf. lOSS. daughter of Samuel,* who was a 

grandson of l>ea. Edward CoDrers,^ of Wobum* Major John 

Fowle died Sept 2S. 17T5.» 
leU. Hannah (Fowlei. b. Sept la, 1097. 
leASb ElizAbeth fFonle). K Aug. ^, 1690; m. Benjamin Jewell, of 

LjTia. Dec ti*, 1721. 
1046. Ruth ( Fowle), b. April rt. ITfVl : d. March 3, 1712-18. 
1W7. Sarah {Foirle). b. Juty iO» ITOC; m. Sept 24, 172S. James Rich- 
ardson,* son of James,' who was son of Nathaniel,^ and 

gnuKlsou of Thomas.^ 
1648. Samu«l (Fondle), b. JuQd 10, 1T05; m. Sept 5, 1727, Susanna 

Beed. who died Sepc :il, ITiiS. 
16M. Esther (Fo^vle}, b. M^iy '10, IT 07: m. Xathan Simonds. Xov. 2, 

172G. He wa^ brotJier of ■T:iraes Simonds, who married Mary 

Fowle, above. Both were sons of James and Susanna Si- 

moadB, of ^^obu^x, 
165a 3rarthaiFowle), b, >f:tr<;h 12, HOW); m. Aue. 11, 1730, Rev. 

Supply Clapf ordaiaed Ent pastor of Bunington, Occ 29, 

165L Catharine (Fowlei. b. Sept 20, 1711; m. March 4, 1730, Josiah 

Whittemore, of Charlestown. 


EuzjLBETH RiCHABDSOx' {Joseph,^ Samuel^)y sister of the 
preceding, and third daughter of Joseph ^ and Hannah (Green) 

•The J were parents of John Fowle. bom Feb. 1, 1720-7; graduated. Harvard 
College, 1747; died Oct. 15, 17-^r», ased GL He wsui many yean a teacher of 
youth; tausht the erammar srlior>l in Wobnm from 17.W to 1770: was familiar- 
ly known as *• .Master Fowle ; '* a teai:her of srem tnaoners, of strict dL^cipline, 
and very capable in hi:s profetision. See a strikioi; anecdote of bim in SewaU's 
History of Wobuni, p. £25. . 

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JoH^ RiCRJLSDSOX* (Jo/ui^* Samu€l^)y son of Lieut. John * and 
Elizabeth (Bacon) Richardson; born in Wobum, Jan. 24, 1660-I ; 
married, Oct. 22, 1680, SgsAXXx Di.vis, bom May 11, 1GG2, 
daughter of George and Sarah Daris. George Davis died July 4, 
1667. He was probably of Wobum, and a son of Nicholas Davis, 
who came from England in the Plauter, in 1635, aged 40, with his 
wife Sarah, aged 48, and his nephew, William Lo<^e, then a hoy 
of six years old. Mr. Nicholas Davis was a man of property, and 
was active in the settlement of Wobum. After 1646, he removed 
to York, where he died about 1670. But William Locke con- 
tinned in Wobum ; married Mary Clark in 1655, and became the 
ancestor of the Locke fiimily. See ^ Book of the Lockes," by John 
Gtoodwin Locke. 

The mother of the wife of John Richardson, and widow of 
Greorge Davis, was Sarah Rist. She made her wiU in 1697, in 
whic^ are found bequests to her daueiiters, Susanna Richanlson, 
Hannah Bout el le, Sarah Cole, Mary i)amon, to her sons John and 
Benjamin, and son-in-law, Timothy Wiley. 

John Richardson' was a carpenter, and' lived in Wobnra. He 
died Mardi 18, 1715. Settlement of hia estate was made April 
11, 1715» His widow married Feter Hay, of Stoneham, and died 

The children of John and Susanna Richardson were: . 

-hl60a Jobn,^ b. Aug. IS, 1081: m. Eunice Roberts. 

leOL Susanna.* b. Au^ 5. lr5S4; m. Samuel Richardson [1572]. 

+\m^ Timothy.* b. July 24. 10b7: m. Abigail Johnson. 

laoa. Elisabeth,* b. May 27, ItiO^; d. June IB^mL 


PiEinoy RxcHARDaoN* {JbArij^ Samud^)^ hnlf-brother of the 
preceding, and son of Lieut. John' and Mary (Pierson) Richard- 
son ; bora ia ^Vobum, Sept. 22, 1673 ; married Mast Pebjux, 
April 17, 1695. 

He lived in Wobum; was selectman 1719; and died 1756, 
aged 8S. His widow Mary lived with her husband sixty years, 
and survived him sixteen years. She died March 17, 1772, at 
Sterling, then the west parish in Lancaster, in tlie family of her 
daughter, Mrs. Sarah Sawyer, I suppose wift of Epbraim Sawyer, 
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The children of Pierson and Mary Richardaon were : 

+1604. Xnenon/ b. Xus. d, 1090 ; m. Elizabeth Xichob. 

4-160S. Marv/ b. Xov. 17, 1603; m. James Barbeen. 

16IM. :^artholomew,« b. Feb. 4. 1700-1: d. Jaly 10. 1723. 

4-1607. Xoah,« b. starch 5, 1702^; m. Phebe \Valker. 

- -1606. Sarah/ b. Xot. 20, 1705 : m. James KendalL 

- -1600. Jabez,« b. April 26, 1703; m. Mehitable ^ 

- -16ia Lj-dia,* b. April 10, 1711 ; m. James KendalL 
-(-1611. Davidy^ b. Oct 8, 1714 ; m. ytsuy Ann Dupee. 


Jacob RxcBABDaox * {Jokn^ Samuel^)^ brother of the preced- 
ing, and son of Lieut. John^ and Mary (Pierson) Richardson; 
bom in Woburn, Feb. 16, 1675-6 ; married, Nov. 9, 1697, Rx^'^Aa 
Comrusy* born June 12, 1680, daughter of ^ajor James' and 
Hannah (Carter) Convers, of Woburn.* 

Hannah Carter, mother of the wife of Jacob Richardson, was 
bom in Woburn, Jan. 19, 1650-1, danghter of Capt. John Carter, 
one of the founders of Wobum, 1641. 

Jacob Richardson passed his life in Woburn, of which town he 
was selectman, 1734. He died Aug. 9, 1763. His wife Hannah 
died Sept. 7, 1748. 

In his will, dated 1750, proved 1763, he mentions as then living 
his sons Jacob and £dward, and also his daughter, Hannah Bel- 
knap. He makes bequests to the ^ children of my daughter, Eliza- 
beth Richardson, deceast;'^ mentions ^children of daughter Esther 
Wyman, deceast; children of daughter Patience Wright, de- 
ceaat ; daughter-in-law Mary, relict of son Enoch, and Eer two 
children, Alary and Sarah." 

^ The receipts of the legatees, on receiving their portions, were 
siffned, among others, Sy Isaac Richardson, Josiah Richanlson, 
Addison Richardson, Oliff [Olive] Richardson, and Hannah Rich- 
ardson. Isaac, Josiah, and Addison Richardson describe them- 
selves as children of Mr. Isaac and Elizabeth Richardson. 

The children of Jacob and Hannah Richanlson were : 

+1612. Jacob,* b. Sept 3, 1000; m. Elizabeth Wyman. 
1613. Hannah,« b. April 7, 1701; m. Beniamiu Belknap,* May 10, 1726. 
He was bom May .% 1702, son of Thomas Belknap,'' glover, of 
Boston, b. 1070, son of Joseph Belknap,^ of Boston, the first 
of the name in Boston,, by his third wife, Hannah Meekins, 
of Braintrce. 

^Mafor James Convers, bora in Wohimi, Kor. 16, 1G«, died July «, 1T0<5, 
■on of Jameit and sranilson of Deacon Edwanl Conrers,* tras an otHcer of «ll*- 
nngntohed rtfpntarion in the perilous war \rith the Indlnnsf of Maine, which 
hejpMi ininas, and ftodcfl in IfKiT. His vliji^niiis and sucoe^.Hfnl <l«f<ru;»tt of 
btorec's gnrri-v)n in Wella. Jnn«, Iffitt, ia well pememhere»L Tlie artark on that 
parrteon wai iniifle by Maiiokawando, chint of riie Peuo»>soo« tribe, ansiHCed br 
>loxQS, Ejsecvmet. and other Indian chiefc*. joineil by a »H>ily r>f Fn:ni;h .iof- 
niera. Tiie united ^trenvth of the hostile force \v9A cnnipnted at five hundred 
men, whUe CcmvetH had bwt nfteen in tlie j,'arr»oii, beHiil«9:» aa many more- !n 
■•jne »loop« in the rirer. The enemy exerted their utinoAC strensrth durins 
JTV v!' ^'* were couipeUed to retire with Ioh^. indudln:; a French ortlcer of 
*■■*; Convers lo*t but one nian^ wlio hud \-entiired outsiile t)ie Barrisfin. was 
1 !!5r^ V' ^^ In<lian9 and shockin^tly tortare*!. [Drake'd Book of the Indians, 
p. «ll. SftwaU's History of Woburn, pp. 17y-l«J.l 

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1614. Elixab«th,«b. F«bt 1& 1702-3; m. July 2, 1728, Ismio Richaiti- 
•on,* b. April i, 1705, aon o( BenjamiD.' son of Isaac.' who 
was a son of Thomas Richardson.^ A farther nojice of him 
is reserved for a place amonj; the posterity of Th jmas Rich- 

Edward.* b. Mareh 12. 1703; m. Jeroslia Wyman. 

Esther,* b. Jane 2S, 1707: m. June 27, 1733, Capt Benlamin Wy- 
man,* bom Xor. 13, 170U, eldest son of Benjamin Wyman,^ of 
Wobnm, who was a son of Francis^ and Abigrail (Keed) Wy- 
man already rsferred to in a note under Xa 1557. 

Enoch,* b. May 20, 1700; m. Mary Johnson, 

Patience.* b. July 15, 1711 ; m. April 10, 1744, Thomas Wright, 
of Wobnm. He died Oct. 22, 174S. Children : 

1619. Patience (Wxight), b. July 30, 1745; m. Nathaniel Watts, of 

1620. 8arnh (Wric^), b. July 13, 1748; m. Benjamin Conrers, of 

1621. Sarah,* b. March A. 1714. 

1022. James,* b. April 23; 1716; died July 12, 1716. 


Job Richardson* («7bAV Samvel^)j half-brother of the pre- 
eedioe, and son of Lieut. John * nnd Mnrgsiret (Willing) Jlichard- 
8on; bom in Wobum, April 30, 1696; married, March 31, 1718, 
Sarah CLxysLA^*D,'* bora in Woburo, March 5, 1692, daughter 
of Aaron* and Dorcas (Wilson; Cleveland. 

Children, born in Wobnm : 

^larsareti* b. Jan. SS, 171S*19. 

Willuig,* b. Jan. 81, 1720-1 ; m. in Boston, Feb. 27, 1745, Han- 
nah Snelling, per records of North Churolu 
Antt,« b. Jan. 31, 173S-4. 
Dorcas,* b. March U, 172S-9. 



* Aaxon Clereland,* father of Sarah in the text, was bom in Wobttm, Jan* 
10, iau-5. He was aon of Mona^ Clevela>'D,^ a j«>iner, who came from Ips- 
wich, in Suffolk, Emi;., settle*! la Wubiira, IGi.^, ami married, Sept. 28, 16A8, 
Ann, datiffhter of Eilwanl Wiaa. s1m> Imm lu £ugIumL 

Aaron Cle%*eUod,< their third child, marrieil Oorcss Wilson, danshter of 
John Wilsou, Sept. 26, Un5. They had a w>d, Aaron,< bom Jnlj 9, l(9iO, who 
by wife Abifptil had nine children. This Aaron * and Abigail lesiiled in Wo- 
bnm dU 1704, and then removed sncceMively to Meilfonl, Cambridtre, snd 
Chariestown. In 173K, they rboioved to East Haildam, Cc Their tifch son, 
Aarun,^1iom in Caiubridjre, Oct.'J!>, 1715. was a cterjn-man; gnulnated, Har^ 
rard CoiIe;;e, 1735; wait :«enled as pastor in Raddam. Ot., Jnly, 1739; iiiarrisd. 
Ana. 4, 17:jU, Susanna Porter, daiij^liter of lier. Aamn Porter, of Meilfonl, 
Mass Bii was dL<«mi.4««d from tinddiim, 174ri; insral'.ed at Msklen, Sonth 
Church, about June, 1747, and dsiiuis3*ed about Octolier, 1750. He next went 
to Halifax, Nova Scotia, whence lie sailed for England; receivetl order» in the 
Church of England, at Londt^n, 17A5: cnme back to America, July, 1757, and 
while on bis wav to rake charge of the Eplicopttl Church in Newcastle, Dela- 
ware, was taken sick at the house of Dr. Franklin, in Philadelphia, and died 
there, Auj;. 11. 1737. 

His son, Ker. Aaron Clevelnnd.* Iiom at Hnddam, Ct, Feb. 3; 1744. was at 
the fatlier^s dearh only thirteen ra«ini old. For want of means to eilucate him, 
he was put to leamins; the b:ittec^s tnule. and followeil that busino^ many 
veani. He wait onlaiuMl in 1779; renitled in Norwich, \VetherHttei<l, and West 
Hartfonl. Ct.; perfonneti mUsionary lul)i»n. but was never a pa>it«»r. He ditd 
at >ew Haveu, Sept. 21, 1813. He was father of the venerable Uer. Charles 
Cleveland,* of Boston, bom June, I7ri. He died in Boston, June .1, lAri; snc- 
ceflsively a broker, merciiant. sad city missionary there. Charles Oexter 
CleveiaiNl.7 son of the la^it name*!, wns bom iu Saleui, Dec. 3, 1802; gn, aated, 
Dartmouth Collece, 1827; died Atii^ 18, lHiii»; an eminent scholar and anther. 
[Abridj^ed frum Sewail's Hist, of Wobum, pp. 590-003.] 

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Haxxah RiCHARDsox' {JonspK,^ Sanniel^\ eldest cliild of Jo. 
seplt'nnd Hnunab (Green) RichnnUon; born in Wobum, Oct. 
22, 1667; married, Jan. 6, 16S4-Ot bor second cousin, Daniel 
Baldwin,^ bom 2Inrch 15, 165d-60, son of Dea. Henry ^ and 
Phebe (Ricbardson) Baldwin, of Wobum» 

Henry Baldwin, it is snid, came from Devonsbire, Eng. He 
was one of the original settlers of Wobum, 1641, of which town 
he became a distinsruishe*! citizen. His place of residence was ac 
"New Bridge,** or^ortb Wobum, where some of his descendants 
in eacli generation have had their abode and been large proprie- 
tors of land. He wiis selectman, 168 U ^ud a deacon ot the 
church from 1686 till his death, which occurred Feb. 14, 1697*8. 
He is the ancestor of the Baldwias of New England. 

Daniel Baldwin lived in Wobum, and died Jan. 24, 1718-19,- 
aged 59. His widow Hannah died in Wobum, Sept. 23, 1736, 
aged 69. ^ 

Their children were : 

HannaJi (B^ldtrmK b. Aug. 21, 1686. 

Phebe I Bjl*Uviu), h, May IJ, 1600; d. March 10, 1700-7. 

Henry (Bakl^iu), ^ twins, bom l TiA<.s*n*^\ra*«fcio inoo 

Jowpli f C:iklwinK i March 15, 1002; ( Both died March U, 1693. 

SoiJiL una I BilU wi n I, b. March 31, 1604. 

Darnel (B:iklvT^m)« b. D^o, 16, 1605; slain bj the Indians, near 
Dtiiwcabk, S<?pt- '% 1T34.* 

Dorcas fBakhiiiiu k Oct IS, 1607; d. March 7, IWhS. 

Joseph iBaid^na^ b, March 17, 1000. 

Dorcas iBakl^Bi. ^ .Vug. 11, 1701; m. Thomas TTyman,* b. 
Ma J 1^, IG'jT, eldest son of Thomas^ and Mary (Bichardsonf 
Wfman* and ^mnds on of Francis^ and Abigail Wrman, al- 
readf tnentionod in i noto after No. 1557. Mary Richardson* 
waa a daugltcer ol Nathaniel,^ the voangett son of Tbomas^ 
RiCHARDSox.^ Thcr had Thomai, b. 1721. Ruth^ b. 1722, Dor- 
cas, b. lT:it>, dbr^aiji, b. 1723, Sith, b. 1720. Phebe, b. 1732. 
Rjithf h. riM, J^t^on, h. 17;S6, Daniel^ b. 1733, and Monr, b.. 

John (Baldwin), b. Auff: 23, 170S. 

Rebecca ( Baldwin ),b. Dec. 10, 1705. 

Benjamin (Baldwin^ b. March 30, 1707. 

Phebe (Baldwin), bu Dec. 23, 1703. 






Mast Richakdsox* (J5»f«>V Samuel^), sister of the preced- 
ing, and second daughter of Joseph '^ and Hannah (Green) Rich- 
ardson; bom in Wobura, March 22, 1668-9; married, first, Oct. 
2, 1638, Capt. Jambs Fowle,* bom in Wobura, March 4, 1666-7, 
eldest son of Lieut. James * and Abigail Fourle, of Woburn. He 
died March 19, 1714, aged 47 years and 14 daj-s. [Gravestone.] 
— ^^"- 

/^^^otharWobnm men, 'BenlMii in Carter and John Barbeen, were slain 
•J the iani« rime. [Boston >'e\i-s Letter. Fox's ffUt of Dunstablrt, p. lf» J 
^art«r, b«>m March 4, 1702, was a son of John, and grandson* of Cape Jolin 
varter, of \ obam. 

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Second, Sa^ctel Wjllser,* born in Woburn, Jan. 25, 1667-8, son 
of Deacon Samuel Walker/ xrho was son of Samuel,* who came 
witii his tather, Richard Walker,^ from England, in 1630, and set- 
tled at Lynn» 

James Fowle,' the first husband, xras a selectman of Wobam 
. ia 1608 and 1694, also 1700 to 1714, when he died. He was town 
clerk fiom 1701 to 1714. He was also a captain in the train- 

Samuel Walker,^ the second husband, was, as well as his father, 
a deacon of the church in Wobnrn. He lived in the west parish 
of Wobnni, incorporated, 1700, as the town of Burlington, and 
was deaoon of the church there, formed 1730. He died Sept. 28, 
1744^ aged 77. ^Grarestone in precinct burial ground.] Mary 
was his second wife ; his first wife was Judith m>ward, married 
June 1, 1680. 

Alary, the widow successively of both husbands, died in 
Charlestown, Oct. 23, 1748, aged 80. [Gravestone.] She had no 
^ children by her second husband. 

Children of James and Mary (Richardson) Fowle : 

1640. Hary (Fowle), h. June 18. 16$0; m. James Simonds, June 17, 

IMl. James (FqwIc). h. July 20. 1G91 ; d. Oct 11, 1706. 

1642. Abigail (Fowle). h. Aug. 22. lCO:i. 

1648. John (Fowle), h.yov. 11, 1005; m. Dec. 25, 1713. ^ary Con- 
▼ers,^ b. Sept. 21*. lesS. daughter of SamueU* who was a 
grandson of l>ea. Edward CoDTers,^ of Wobum* Major John 
• Fowle died Sept 28. 17T5.» 

1544. Hannah (Fowlel. b. Sept 13, 1697. 

leASb Elizabeth (Fowle). b. Aug.. 9, 1699; m. Benjamin ^eweil, of 
Lynn. Dec. 2d, 1721. 

1646. Ruth (Fowle). b. April 6, 1701 : d. March 3. 1712-18. 

ie47. Sarah (Fowle), b. July 29, 1703; m. Sept 24, 172S. James Rich- 
ardson,* son of James,* who wa* son of Xathaniel,* and 
grandson of Thomas.^ 

1648. Samuel (Fowle), b. June 10. 1705; m. Sept 5, 1727, Susanna 
Reed» who died Sept 21, 17(>S. 

lew. Esther (Fowle), b. May 20, 1707: m. Xathan Simonds, Xov. 2, 
1726. He was brother of James Simonds. who married Mary 
Fowle, abore. Both were sons of James and Susanna Si* 
monds, of Wobum. 

165a Martha (Fowle), b. Mnrch 12, 1709-0; m. Au& 11, 1736. Rct. 
Simply Clap, ordained first pastor of Bunington, Occ 29, 

165L Catharine (Fowle I. b. Sept 20, 1711; m. March 4, 1730, Josiah 
Wliittemore» of Charlestown. 


EuzjLBETH RiCHABDSOx' {Joseph? Swmuel'^\ sister of the 
preceding, and third daughter of Joseph * and Hannah (Green) 

* The J were parents of John Fowle, bom Feb. 1, 1720-7; (graduated. Harvard 
Coltece«1747; died Oct. 13, 17^. ai^ed GL He wsm many years a teacber of 
jronth; tausht the erammar srhofil in Wobnm fr«>m 173rt to 1770: was familiar- 
ly known as ** Master Fowle ; " a teacher of srem manners, of strict di-^ctpiiiie, 
and very capable in his profetision. See a strikiof; anecdote of bba in Sewail's 
History of Wobuzii, p. 2^. . 

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lUchardson; born in Wobnrn, June 28, 1670; married, first, 
April 12, 1692, Caft. JoH^- Coooix, bom Aug. 27, 1666, son of 
John and Mary (Long) Coggin, of Wobum. Mary Long, hii 
mother, was dauehter of Michael Long, of Cliarlestown. Capt. 
John Coggin died Feb. 16, 172rL-5, ""nfired 50." Second, Feb. 4, 
1740, Jacob Wtxast,'^ bom about 16^5, youngest son of Lieut. 
John ^ and Sarah (Nutt) Wyman, who were atnone the earliest 
settlers of Wobum. She was his second wife. Both husband 
and wife had reached their seventieth year. 

The two wives of Jacob Wyman were cousins, and both were 
by birth named Eliz.nbeth Richardson. The first wife of Jacob 
Wyman was Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Samuel Richardson 
[lS74]. ifr. Wyman died March 31, 1742, aged 77. 

The children of John and Elizabeth Coggin were : 

1062; John (Cosrgiii)^ b. ^rarch 0, 1602-S; d. same dar. 

less. Benjy fCogi^ink b. Mn,rch 17, 169$-4; d. same oav. 

16M. Elizabeth (Cof:^inl. U Jan. 5. 1604-5; unm.; d. Jan. 23, 1759. 

1055. He an- (Cosr^jiuL b, Aug. 21, 1097; d. same day. 
^e5«. 'Joseph (CoffjpnJ, b. Sept 22, 1698. 

1657. JohQ (Coggiuu b. ^oc. 3, IddO: m. first, Oct 21, 1724. Elizabeth 
Jeunison, b. July 1:^ 1704. dau(jhtcrof Hon. WiUiara Jeuni- 
son. of Sudburr. She died Jaii. 25, 1725.* Second, Aug- 31, 
1720» Sarah Wyman, b. Feb. 2. 1696, daughter of Samuel and 
Rebecca Wyman. She died May 22. 1432. She was grand- 
daoghtsr of Francis^ and Abigail Wyman, of Wobum. 
Capt John Coggin died Sept 15, 17S2. 

1658b Henry (Coggin), h. Mareh 27, 1703 ; d. March 29, 1708. [GraTe* 
stone.] V 




HcATT (Coggin), b. July 1, 1704. 
Josian (Coggin), b. Aug. 26, : 

1706; m. Mary— -. 
1 {Co^ni, b. Sept 6, 1706; m. Richard Snow, May 31, 

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1662. Mary (Coggin), b. Xor. 1, 1710; d. Not. 2S, 1780, aged 79. 
1668. Joseph«:^ggin),b. Sept 1,1713. 

1664. Hannah (Coggin;, b. Feb. 22, 171^15; unm.; d. Ang. 15, 1795, 
aged 80. 

From one of the sons of this family, and I suppose from Capt John 
Coggin [1657], bom 1600, was descended Rer. Jacob Con^n, bom in 
Wobum, XoT. 5, 1781 ; ordained pastor in Tewksbury, Oct 22, 1S06. 
His father's name was Jacob, a graduate of Harvard College, 1763; a 
teacher in Wobum. 


JossPH Richardson* {Joseph,^ Samud^)^ brother of the pre- 
ceding, and son of Joseph "^ and Hannah (Green) Richardson, of 
Wobum; bom there, May 19, 1672; married, Oct 24, 1693, 
Makt Blodg£T, bora Sept. 15, 1673, daughter of Samuel and 
Uuth Blodget, of Woburn. Samuel BloSiget was selectman, 
1031. His son Samuel was selectman eight years, between 1690 
an«i 1703, inclusive. 

Joseph Richardson was selectman of Woburn, 1714 and 1716. 

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He-died Dec 5» 1754| aged 82. His wife died March 11, 1732, 
aged 78. Flis will is dated June 17, 1734; proved Deo. 80, 1734 ; 
reeorded MIdd. Prob. Rec., xxvii. 363. In it he calls himself 
'^sentieman ;^ mentioos his son Josinh, of Sudbury, son Charles, 
of Sntton, daughters, 3Iary Baldwin, Hannah Carter, and Ruth 
Baldwin^ and appoints hie sonSy Reuben and Oliver, executors. 

Children : 

1669. ^Xarj/ b. Jan. 10, 10(4-5: m« Henrj Baldwin [40]. 
1666. Hannah.^ b. Aue 17, lOOT; m. May 21. 172S. Thomas Carter, a 
(prandson of Kev. Tbomas Carter,^ or' Wobum. 
4*1067.^ JocepV b. Xov. $. 1&&9; m. Susanna Wrman. 

- -166a. Josiah/ b. Jan. 12, 1701-2; m. Experience VTright. 

- -1660. Reuben,* b. June 12, 1704; m. EsUier Wjman. 

+1670. Oliver,* b. Aug. 15, 1706; in. drst, Lydia Wjmma; second, 
Eunice Pierce. 

1671. David,* { twins, bom J j .^_,. ^^^ 

1672. Samuel,* f Oct. 12. 170S; f ^ •"*• ^7' 

+1673. Cliarles,*b. July 27, 1710; m. first, ^lary Roper; second, Su- 

sauna — . 
» 1674. Ruth,* b. June 17, 1718 ; m. James Baldwin 1 35]. 

For notices of Henry and James Baldwin, see Posterity of Ezeklel 
Richardson at the places referred to, Xos. 40 and 55. 


Deacon Stsphs^t Richabdsox' (Jb$eph^* Samuel^)^ brother 
of the preceding; bom in Wobam, Feb. 7, 1673^; married, 
Nov. 21, 1695, BRiDon Ricrajumon* [28], bom 1674, daughter^ 
of Theophilns,^ and granddaughter of Ezeciel RicsABDSoy,^ 
the earliest Richardson in America. 

He was a captain in the militia; was selectman of Wobam, . 
1721 ; was -chosen deacon of the chnrch in Wobnm, 1745, but 
was commonly known as '^ captain'*; died in Wobnra, Feb. 4, 
1751-2, aged '79. [Gravestone.] Bridcet, his wife, died JuW 1, 
1750, aged 76. [Gravestone.] His wiU is dated Sept. 8, lt50 ; 
recorded Midd. rrob. ReCy xxvL 109. 

Children of Stephen and Bridget Richardson : 

1675. Stephen/ b. Jane IS, 1686; d. Sept. 21, 1703, aged 7 yean. 

tl676. Joseph,^ b. Julr 20, 1006; m. Martha (Wvman) Tidd [1607]. 
1677. Thomas.^ b. Feb. 5, 16U9-1700: m. Rath bucknam. 

1673. Bridget,* b. Oct. 13, 1761 ; d. Toung. 
+1670. Phebe,* b. May 16, 1704: m. uaao bnow. 

. leaa Ichabod«« b. Jan. 11, 170^-6; unm.; d. May 12, 176& In his 
will, dated Mar 7, 176S, he cives all his property to the chil* 
dren of his brothers, Joseph and Asa, who liTei in Wobom. 

4-168L Stephen,* b. about 1707: m. Jianr Sawyer. 

4-1632. Adam,* b. April 10. 17(>U; m. Kcbecca ^. 

4-1633. Asa.« b. Dec. 12, 1713: m. Hannah Locke. 
1684. Bridget,* b. 1722; d. Sept. ^, 1736, aged 14. [Gravestone.] 


Sa3CC£l RiCHABDSox* (Sarfiuel^* Samud'^), eldest son of Sam- 
uel' and Martha Richardson; bom in Wobam, Not. 5, 1670; 

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married, first, Jan. 6, 1603-4, Susaxxa Richardso^t ^ [1601] bom 
Aag. 5, 1634, daughter of his cousin, John Richardson* ||i560]» 
Second, Esthsb —— . 

When between fire and six years old, he narrowly escaped 
slaughter from the sara^e Indians, as related under [1556]. He 
became a nuin of note in Wbbum, and was much employed in 
public business. He was one of the board of selectmen,. 1717, 
and during eleven years al'terwartls, ending in 1736. He was 
representative in the Greneral Court, 1732, 1733. In 17*28, Sam* 
uel Richardson, Capt. Caleb Blodget, and Capt. Johu Fowle 
[1648] were chosen trustees to receive the town's part of a loan, 
of sixty thousand pounds [£60,000] made by the province to. the 
several towns, and to let it out. A history' of the affair, which 
turned out unfortunately, is contained in Sewairs History of 
Wobttm,pp. 190-193. 

He passed his life in Wobnm. His first wife, Susanna, died 
Aug. 6, 1726, aged 42. [Qravestone.l He died Sept. 3. 1754, aged 
34. [ Gravestone.! His will, dateil 1747, mentions wife Esther, who 
died 1764. On her estate, administration was granted, Oct. 23, 

The heirs to his property are in the will stated to be his sons 
Thomas and Zachariahi 

Children, all by first wife, and bom in Wobum : 

tldSS. Samuel.* b. Sept. i5, 1704; m. Mary—-. 
10861 TUomas.* b. Xov, i9, 1700; m. fint Mary Russell; secondSarah 

1687. EbeDezei:,* b. Jan. Id, 170S-0: d. Feb. 24, 1706-0. 
+1688. Unab/ b. June :]4). 1710; m. Miriam Green. 
1680. Susaana,* b. Kov. S. 1713; m. Ebenezer Fosket, of Stoneham, 
Not. 16, 1T08. The name is now written Foidlek* She was 
dismissed from the church in Stoneham to the church in 
- Dadlev. Hay24, 1747. 
1000. Eli7:^bet&>* b, Dec. 4, 1715; m. Joseph Upham. of Maiden, Feb. 
23, IT :>'>-4a 5be was his second wife. His first wife was 
3lnrtba Green, b. June'2. 1716, dauiB:hter of David' and Mar- 
tha (Pratt J Gi^een. See Vinton Memorial, p. 407. 
+1001. ZAcUariab.* b, Mai?- 21, 1720; m. Phebe Wyman. 
leoa. MartbA,* b. March 22, 1723; d. Jan. 10» 1729-4. 


Elizabeth RicHiiEDSOx' (Samuel^* Sa}nii€l^)j sister of the 
preceding eldest daughter of Samuel^ and Martha Richardson; 
bom in Wobum about 1672 ; married, Xov. 23, 1687, Jacob \Vt- 
3<AX,- youngest son of Lieut. John ^ and Sarah (Nutt) Wj-man, 
original settlers in Wobum. He was bom about 1605; was a 
tanner, as were his father and undo Francis. See WtmjlS Fami- 
ly, note under No. 1557. 

Elizabeth, his wife, died Nov. 21, 1739, aged 67. He then, at 
the jfpre of 75, married another Elizabeth Richar«lson, her cousin, 
aged 70, the widow of Capt. John Coeirin [1569]. They were 
nuirried Feb. 4, 1740. Jacob Wyman died March 31, 1742. His 
widow EUzabeth died May 2, 1752, aged 82. 

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Children of Jacob Wymaa br his first wife : 

IftML Joeob (Trymftn). b. Sept. 11, ItfSd. Has descendants in Brad* 
locd and HarerhiU. 

lOM. Samuel (\VVmanK4>. Feb. 7, 16S0-00. Lired in TTobum. 

leOQ. Elizabeth ( wyman), bw Jan. 7, lCOl-2; m. Josiah Waters. 

1606L David (Wyxnan). b. April 14, 100$; mairied Pliebe Richardson,* 
of Wobum, Oct 31, 171B. daughter of Nathaniel * and Mary 
Richardson, and piinddaucrhter of Thomas Richasoso^,* 
one of the three brothers who settled in Wobum, IMl. See 
PosteritT Thomas Ricbardsox.^ 

ie07. ITartha ( wyman), b. Oct. 13, 1(^.>5: m. first Ebenezer Tidd,* b. 
Ang'.dl. 1G03, son of John Tidd,' grandson of John Tidd,* 
who was son of John Tidd.^ one of the original settlers of 
TTobnm, liUl. Second, Major Joseph Richardson^ [1676]. 

1003. Mary (Wyman), b. July d, lOHS; d. before 1742. 

1009. John(Wyman), b. Dec 11, 1700; graduated. Harvard College, 
1721;d, July 0.1721. 

1700. Solomon (Wyman), bw April 24. 1703; d. Sept 22, 1735. 

170U Patience (Wjman), b. April 15, 1705; married John Coggin, of 

1702; Ebenezer ( Wrman). b. May 5, 1707; m. at TTobnm. 1780, Mrs. 
Mary Wright He graduate<l. Harvard College, 1731; minis- 
ter at ITnion, Ct ; d. Feb. 9. 1746. 

1708* Isaiah (XTyman). b. Feb. 2S. 170S-0: d. Feb. 9, 174^-7. 

IIUI Peter (ITyman). b. Sept 27, 1711; m. AbigaU Russell, of Wo- 
bum, about 1744. 

1705. Daniel (Wyman), b. May 27. 1715; m. first Rebecca— > who 
died 1744. Second, Dorothy Jennison, perhaps daughter of 
Robert and Dorothy Jennison, of FramiHgham and Sutton. 
She died Sept 30, 1806. 


Thomas Rxchabdson' * {Samud,* Samuel^)^ half-brother of the 
preceding, and son of SamneP and Sarah (Havward) Richardson ; 
Dora in Wobura, Sept. 25, 1684; married, in \Vatertown9' Sept 29, 
1718, Rebecca Wtma:^/ born in Wobnrn, Nov. 11, 1693, eldest 
daughter of Samuel * and Rebecca (Johnson.) Wyman, of Wo- 
bnra, and granddaughter of Francis ^ and Abigail (Reed) Wy- 
man, also of Woburn.t 

eSosays Thooas B. Wnnan, in Geoeral Res^ Vol. ill, p. 35, but tt seems to 
he an error. John Coggin's fartier married Sarah Wyman. 

tRsbecca Wyman, in the text, had three sisteis. who all married Richard- 
flonsi. Ker sister Abigail married Jonathan, brother of Thomas in the text. 
Esther married Reuben RicharOson [IGOU], Lydia mairied OUrer Biohaidson, 
brother of Bnuben. 

Thomas Bichardson, in the text, was in *'T»reweirs Fif^t," at Pisrwacket, 
3Iay 8, 1725, 0. S., and was one of the nine who e^aped unhnrt. Some ae* 
count of this remarkable encounter will not here be ont of place. 

Durin;; the war with the Alx^naquia or Easfem Imlians, trom 1722 to 1726, 
the government of Massachusetts, for the protection of the frontiers, offered a 
bounty of ooe hundreil pounds for Imiian scalps and captives. In pursuance 
of this encoura<;ement, Capt. .fohn Lovewell, of Dunstable, with a company 
of volunteers, undertook three expeilitions; one in December, 1724, one in 
January and February, 172.*, and the third in April and 3Iay, 1729. They were 
umler a commisHion from tho jcovemment of Massachusetts, to which Province 
Dunstable then beloofred. 

About the 16th of April, 172S, Capt Lovewell, with forty-six men, left 
Dunstable on the third expe«Ution. Tney went up the Merrimack River, and 

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Ha passed a long Ufa ia Wobarn. He died there Jaxi« 12, 1771, 
aged 98. [Gravestone.! His wife, Rebecca, who was a grand 
daughter of 3Litthew Johnson, whose father was Capt. Edward 
Johnson, author of the ** Wonder- Working Providence,'* "the 
father of Wobum," died April 11, 1771, aged 78. [79, grave«toue]. 
His will is dated Nov. 8, 1771* In it ho makes bequests to the 
children of his son Tlionms, late of Worcester, deceased, viz.: 
Peter of Shrewsbur}% who was over fourteen in 1760, etc. To 
the children of his son Eleazar, deceased. To hU son Ralph, of 
Sutton. To his sons Ebenezer, David, Israel, and Lemnel, of 
Sutton. To Jonas, Thomas, and Sarah Richardson, of Shrews- 
its main bnnch, the Pemisewnsset; and, Trhen well up the latter stream, ap- 
pear to hare struck off eastxrard through the present town of MonltonborongU 
to Ossipee Lake. At the locality jnst named, a man, Benjamin Kidder, ot 
Niufiekl CLoDdonderrr], being taken dick, ther halted, con^irmcted a rode 
fort, lor a place of refuge, if needed, and left the sick man» \rici^ the surgeon, 
and ei«ht others, with a considerable amount of prorisiou, in the fort. This 
reduced their number to thirtr-fonr, including the captain; two otliers, tern 
disahiUty, having been left at Contoocook, now S^Mcawen. 

The names of the men who now went forward, and took part in the Aght, 
• are these, Capt. John Lorewell, Lionrenanrs Joseph Farweli and Jonathan 
Bobbins, Ensign John Hnrwooil. Sergeant Xoah Johnson, Robert Usher, and 
Samuel \niidng, all of Dunstable: Jinsign Seth Wjinan, Corporal Thomas 
Hicliardson, Timothv Richanlson, Ichabod Johnson, and Josiah Johnson, of 
Wobnm;£leaier Davis, Josiah Davis, Josiah Jones, Darid 3ielvin* Eleazer 
Melvin, Jacob Farrar, and Joseph Farrar, of Concord; Jonathan Frye, of An- 
dover. Chaplain; sfergeant Jacou FuUam, of Weston; Corporal Edward Ling- 
HtlidU of yutfleld, now Londonderry; Jonathan Kittredge and Solomon Keves 
biMnovaced Kies], of Billerica: John Jefts. Daniel Woods, Thomas Woods, 
John Chamberlain [who killed Pangus, the Indian chief], ElJas Barron^ Isaac 
Laldn, and Joseph Gilson, of Groton: Ebenexer Ayer, and Abiel Asten, of 
HaT^ecldlL Four grandsons of ^lajor William Johnson are here included. 

Tber soon came to the head-waters of Saco Biver, tidrry miles or more from 
their fort at OHsipee, and reached a pond or lake in the present town of Frre* 
bnr|L bv the side of which they encamped. The Pig^vackec or Pequakes [In- 
dian] villages were now near at hand. 

Early in the monUng of Saturday, 3rav 8, while at prayers, they heard the 
discharge of a gun; and soon saw an Indian on a point of hind running into the 
lake, about a mile lUitanc. The Indian, they supposed, was placed there for a 
decoy. Marching toward the Indian, some of the men tired upon him. He 
returned the fire, and the first shot mortally wounded Capt. LoveweiL En- 
sign Seth Wyman then fired, and killed the IndiaiL 

2$ome delay now took place while the company were looking for their packs, ' 
which had been left in the rear, and covertly removed by the Indiana. About 
ten o'clock in the forenoon, a large boily of Indians roue, in two panies, in 
front and rear, and with a hideous yell, ran toward the English with arms 
presented. The English also presented arms, ami ran to most them. The cap- 
tain being dead, and the twc/Uentenants soon after disabled by wounds, the 
cotamand now devolved on Ea«ign Wyman for the remaiu«ler of the day. 

The fight was maintained with great obstinacy and resolution on both' sides; 
ami continued, with but little intermissiou till sunset, about ten hours. The 
Indiatts had everv advantasre, Ijeing supposed to be serenty, some say e^hty 
m number, and enclosing the English Itoxh in front and rear. The latter, at' 
the ontHet, were but thirty*four, all told, and of tlils number nine were slain, 
soon after the fight begun. But tlie Indians sufi'ered the most: forty uf them 
were killed on the spf>t; eighteen mure diwlof their wounds, aud only twelve 
escaped injury. Of the tlurtv-four whites who «ogagetl iu the confiict only 
nine escaped unhurt, via. : Ensispi S^erh Wyman, aud Thomas Richardson, of 
^ tmnrn, Daniel Melvin, Kleazer 3Iehin, an«l Jo^ieph Farrar, of Couuoni, Jo- 
*^Ph Gilson, of Gn>toii, Ebenezer ayer and .A.biei Asten, of Uaverliill, and 
n; 1 '^^ Ungfield, of I»ndouiierry. >ane were badly wounded, viz. : Timothy 
[*!^>>^'dson and Joniah Jolmxon, of Woburn, >'ouh Johnson and Samuel 
\\ lilting, of Dunstable, John ChHmlierlain, Isaac Laken, Eleazer Davis, and 
Jwnak Jones, of Concord, and Soiuniun Keyes of BiUetica. Some of these 

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bury; To Palmer and Lnoretii Grolding. To Lneretia Ridiard- 
•on, of Worcester* To David Richardson, jr^ of Wobum. To 
his grandchildren, Eleazar Richardson and Rebecca CoUins, of 
Lynn. Finally, to his son Zebadiah Richardson and children: 

The cbUdren of Thomas and Rebecca ( Wyroan) Richardson were : 

4-lTOO. Thomas,* b. Feb. 15, 171^-14; m. Mehitable . 

-{-ITOT. Eleazar,* b. ^lay 22. 1715; m. Susanna Carter, 

1708. Rebecca.* b. Dec. 21. 1716; d. Feb. 13. 1717-18. 

1709. IsoLih,* b. Oct 13, 1718; d. Feb. 16, 1722-3. [GraTSstone.] 
+1710. Ralph,* b. Jan. 3. 1710-20; married 

. 1711. Matthew,* b. April 9. 1721 ; d. Feb. 11, 1722-3. [Gravestone.] 
+1712. Ebenezer,* b. Aug. 26, 1722; m. first, Mary Richardson; second, 
Sarah Richardson. ^ ' 

1718. Rebecca.* b. Xov. 12. 1724; d. Feb. 12, 1720-80. . 
+1714. Darid,* b. Sept 15, 1726; m. Rebecca ^. 

+1715w Zebadiah.* b. July 2, 1728; m. first, Sarah Banon; second, 

Esther Swan. 
+1716. IsraeL* b. Aug: 2, 1730; m. first, Elisabeth Hutchinson; second, 

Miriam Wheeler. 
+1717. Lemuel,* b. July ::!, 1734; m. Anna Preston. 
ITia Sarah,* b. Sept 11, 1787; m. Wyman* 


JosxTBAsr RiCHASDSOX* (Samuelj^ Samuel^)^ brother of the 
precedine, and son of Samuel ^ and Sarah (Hay ward) Richardson ; 
Dom in w obnrn, Jalr 16, 1696 ; married, aboat 1720, Abigail 
W-niAjr,* bom in Wobum, Feb. 5, 1695, second dauehter of 
Samuri' and Rebecca (Johnson) Wyman, of Wobum. She was 
sitter to Rebecca, wife of Thomas Richardson, just noticed. He 
lived in Wobum, and died July 16, 1759, aged 63. [Gravestone.} 

Children : 

1719. Abigail.^ b. Oct 30, 1721 ; unm. : d. Oct 2, 1747. [GraTSStone.] 

1720. Sarah,* b. Feb. 2S, 172$-4; m. 17S5, David Gould, of Stoneham, 

his second wife. Tbey bad : 
173L Sarah (Gould), b. Alarch 31, 1735; m. Job Miller, of BUleri* 

ca, Feb. 27. 1770. 
1722. a^^i/ (Gould), b. Oct 17, 1758. 

were made iavallds or cripnlen for life. Ichabod Johiwon, of WobuTu, a sou of 
Capt. Edward Johnsoo, ot that part of Wobum which is now Burlinj^on, 
wM killed: and the blow f^re the food father a'shock which brought him to 
his srave three months after, riz. : Ausr 7, 1729. 

Some of those who escaped tbe carnage suffered extremely from hunger, 
hsTing scarcely tasted food from Saturday mornins: till VVeilnesday night on 
their arriral at Dunstable. The ten meu who had l>een left at the fort quitted 
it on Sunday morning, being fri;;hreiied by the report which was brought to 
them by Benjauiin H&ssell, who, s;eeing tliat tlie Knglish xrere greatly out- 
numbere«i, deserted Ids companions at the rery beirinning of the i>attle, and 
went to their homes, leaving theexhaustetl, wounded, suffering mea who came 
out of the rtght. to take care of theiu-^^elves. 

Those who left the fatal battle ground were twenty in number, of whom 
eleren were bndly wouode^l. and two died of their wounds before reaching 
any place where their wounds could be dressed. 

Wobum. anil the whole country, was in mourning for the precious Hres lost 
la this encounter. But the power of the Indians of Xe w England nerer recoT' 
ered from the disaster they here sustainetl. [From Sewall's Hiatory of Wo* 
bam. pp. Id5 e( se^., with additions by the compiler.] 

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+1721L Jonathan,^ li. Jan. 20, 1729-^; nu first, Pheba Wbittemora; 
Mcond, Mary Peters. 
1T34. Hannah,* b. Oct 29, 1733; m. Benjamin Comej, of Maiden, 


DxTiD RicHJLRDSOsr' (Sdmuely^ Samttd^ brother of the ^re* 
ceding*, and youngest son of Samuel ^ and Sarah (Havward) Rich* 
ardson; bom in Wobum, April 14, 1700; married, first, Esther 
WAJtD,* Mav 21, 1T24; danchter of Edward Ward,* of Newton. 
She died in childbirth, Feb.^26, 1725-6. Second, Oct. 19, 1726, 
Remsmbbb Wabd,* her consin, daughter of Jonathan: Ward.* 
Edward • and Jonathan Ward • were brothers, sons of John Ward,* 
of Newton, and grandsons of William Wtird,^ of Sudbury.* She 
died: August^lTSO, nged 35. Thinl, Jan. 23, 1762, Abiojlil Hol- 
DEX, daughter of Joseph Flolden, of Westminster. She died Aug* 
5, 1777, aged 54 In her will, dated March 9, 1775, she gave her 
property to her brothers. 

David Richardson was a blacksmith* He lived ia Newton. 
All his children appear to have been bom there. He died 1770, 
aged 70. 

Children, by first wife, Esther : 

+17S5w £Mher,« b. 1735; m. Elisha FnUer. 
112ft. £dward,«b.Feb.2ft,1725-e. 

By second wife, Remember : 

4-1727. Jonathan,^ b. July 1, 1727; m. Mary TToodward. 

4-172S. Lydia,« b. about 1730; m. Abijah FuUer. 

+1729. David,^ b. Feb. 24, 1732; m. first, Mary HaU; second, Hannah 

+173a Samuel,* b. April 2S, 1734; m. first, Sarah Parker; second, 

Sarah Holland. 
+1T31. Jeremiah,* b. March 13, 1730: m. Dorcas HalL 
+1732. Moses,* b. May 17, 1733; m. Lydia HalL 
+1733. Aaron,* b. Oct 2, 1740: m. Kuch Stingley. 
17^ Abisail,* b. May 10, 1743; m. March ^Hij 1765, Aaron Hske, of 
^ewton, son of Samuel Fiske, who was son of Dea. Jona- 
than Fiske, of Sudbury. Children: 
1735. John (Fiske), b. Juno 27, 1705. 
1730. ff<6«fea (Fiske). b. Kov; 27, 1707. 
1737. 5araA (Fiske), b. Oct 2, l76t>. 
1788, Samuel (Fuko), b. Dec. 19, 1770. 
•1739. Ebenezer,* b. June 14, 174.3; m. May 3, 1770, Esther Hall, b. 
July 24, 1740, sister of Dorcas Hall, the wife of his brother 
Jeremiah Richardson. They removed to western New York. 

. *^n-uoc Waju), of Sndbarr, to the ancestor of the Ward FamUy. ss ez- 
mhifieil in the Ward Genealo^, from which a part of this notice to borrowed. 
H<» came to tbto country previouH to liKai, and bad thirteen children who 
i7^^"^ heads of families. He died at Marlborough, adjoining Sudburr, Ang. 

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1740. Eli2abtth,« b. S«pt 13» 1748; m. Jan. 18, 1770, Daniel Richards, 
b. Sept ISt 17-U. son of James and Mary (Flagg) Richards, 

of Ne^rton. He -rna a solectman, and died Jime IS, 1315, 

aged TO. Sh© ilkd IS35. Children: 
174lp Uiaddwt (mehardsl b. Sept 9, IHO. 

Po% (RtcburOt^ b.^pt 20, 1772; m. Benjamin Richard* 

son,-* her coiiiin [2050), 
Dan if/ tRJchani^^ U. Jan* 18» 1777. 
yanc>f ■{ Ric b n rds U 
Jutia fRicb^tnisK 
+1746w Thaddeu*^* b. May ta), 1T50; m. Mary Sanborn. 

1747. Sarah,* b. Aug. 25, 1755, 
. 1748. Mary/ b, Jtarch 2:t. 1751. 

[JacksoEi's History of Neiwton, pp. S9T 806.] 




Stethe^ Richardson* (St^hen,* Samuel'') j eldest son of 
Stephen * and Abigail (•Wrman) Richardson ; bom in Wobum» 
Feb. 20, 1675-6 ; married, abont 1700, Sctsa^txa Wilsost, born in 
Wobum, March 11, 1679, danghter of John Wilson of that town, 
afterwards of Billerica, who was a son '^ John Wilson, of Wobnm. 

He lived in Billerica, which then was adjacent tk> Wobum ; and 
died intestate, Jan. 14, 1711-12, aged 36. His widow Susanna 
and herfiither, Lieut. John Wilson, of Billerica, were appointed 
administrators of his estate, Sept. 22, 1712. [Midd. Prob. Rec, 
ziiL 141. 

His widow married Daniel Simonds, bom in Wobum, Feb. 21, 
1689-90, fifth soifof Benjamin and Judith Simonds, of Wobum. 

Children of Stephen and Sasanna Richardson, bom in Billerica: 

1740. Susanna.^ b. June S8, 1700; d. June, 1712. 
Stephen.^ b. Aug. 17, 1702; m. Amy Parker. 



Henry,^ b. June^l8, ITK^; m. Amy 'Hazeltine. 
*** Eer,* b. February, 1707-8; m. Ruth . 




Amos,^ bw Jan. 14, 1700-10; m. first, Sarah 

Mary ^. 

Jonas,^ b. June 27, 1712; m. in Sudbury, Mary Cutting, b. 1717, 

daughter of Hczekiah and Mary (Hagar) Cutting, of Sudbury. 

The grandfather of Hezekiah was Rlcliard Cutting, who came 

from England to Watertown. 1634. 

Jonas Richardson, in the record of his marriage, is said to be of At- 

tleborouglL He lived in East Attleborough. He was an original 

member of the Second Church in Attieborouffii, which was constituted 



William Richasdsox' {Stephen^* Samuel^^ brother of the 
preceding, and son of Stephen'' and Abigail (Wyman) Richard- 
son ; bora in Wobum, Dec. 14, 1678 ; married, Sept. 15, 1703, 
Rebecca Yixtox, bom March 26, 1083, second daughter of 
John* and Hannah (Green) Vinton, of Wobum. 

He was a husbandman, and resided in Wobum till 1709 or 
1710, when he removed to ^Charlestown End,** or the present 
town of Stoneham, incorporated as such Dec 17, 1725. His land 

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bordered oa that of his brothor-in«Iair, Joho Vintoii, Esq«, of 
StonehAiD. He owned several lots in common with him* 

Slareli 22,. 1710, land in Chnriestowu [Charlestown End or 
Stoneliaml was conveyed to John Vinton, of Wobum, hnsband- 
mnut and AVilliam Richardson^ of Charlestown. [iVlidd. Deeds, 
six; 815.] There are three other deeds, dated 1700, 1709, 1712, 
hf which land ^in Charlestown ^^-^apparently on the east side of 
SJM>t Pond in Stoneham — was convoyed to John Vinton and 
William Richardson. March 26, 1715, William Richardson, of 
Charlestown^ sells land in that town to John Vinton. [Midd. 
Deeds, xxiii. 850.] 

Aboat the year 1718, he removed to Attleborongh, where bis 
two sons, William and Stephen, and his danghter Abigail lived 
not many years after. He bonght land there of the proprietors 
Deo. 25, 1710. The time of his death is not known. His wife 
Rebecca is mentioned in her mother's will, dated April 21,. 1729, 
as then living. 

The children of William and Rebecca Richardson, bom in Wo- 

bnm, were : 

1755* Rebecca,* b. Aug. 4, 1704; never married. She died of old age, 
one of the poor supported by the town, JLpiil 11, 1788. 

1788w Haanah.«b.6et28.noa. 

1757. AlHgaiU* b. April 18. 1700; m. John Shepard, Aug. 8» 1728;* 
hu second wife. She died Nor. ^ 173U. 

Bora in wliat is now Stoneham : 

-1738. William,* b. April 17, 1712; m. ^Xary Coy. 
•1759L Stephen,* bw Sept 7, 1714; m. Hanni^ Coy. 



iuif^*h. Ij^'^lS^miywaau; d. in^Ttfobmn, Nov. 1, 
— "80. 


Born in Attleborongh: 

John,* bwXov. 27, 1719. 
Joanna,* b. Sept 17, 1722. 


FsjLxrcts RiCBABDSOx' {SUpheOy^ Samnd^)^ brother of the 
preceding, and son of Stephen * and Abigail Richardson ; born in 
wobarn, Jan. 15, 1680-1 ; married, in Charlestown, July 7, 1708, 
S^SAH HocoHTO^r. The Charlestown record of the marriage 
says Sarah HoltOfi^ the Attlriwrou^ record says Sarah Golden; 
but she was a daughter of Jonas Houghton, of Lancaster, as per 
deed, 1728. 

He dwelt in Wobura a few years, and removed to Attlebor- 

« John Shepacd, son of Jacob ShepanL was bom in that part of 0o£chester 
which Is now Foxliorouj;h, AUrch 7, ITM, and died April S, ISOe, aged oars 
vrvDEsn AXD m-E yeabji! He IiT«d in four town5, Dorchester, Stoughcon, 
vVmntham, and Foxboroui^h, and in two conntina, Suffolk and Norfolk, with- 
out utoTinc for he live<l on the spot where lie wa» lx>m more than a century! 
He married hit third wife trhen oniT twenty-Mven, and ahe lived with him 
sboui aizty-nine years. [See OeneaL Ses^, voL v. p. 472, and voL tL p. 128.] 

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cash. He purchased land of the proprietors of that town in 
1714, and again May 19, 1719. 

His children, bom in Wobum, were: 

17e3L Sarah,* b. Jan. 25, 1708-9. 
ITW. Francis,* b. July 17, 1710. 

1705. Mary,* h. July 2, 1712. 


Bom in Attleborongh : 

+1760. Jonas,* b. July 11, 1714; m. Esther WeUman. 

1707. Seth,* b. Sept 3, 1710. 

1768. Abis^.* b. Sept. 1. 1718. 

1769. A dauchter. b. Oct 11, 1730; d. Oct 13, 1720. 
177a Merc^ b. April 1, 1725. 

1771. Ebenezer,* b. Not. 27, 1 i2d. 

1772. Daniel,* b. Aug. 6, 1732. 


AibGAiL RicHABOSoy*^(iSir«pAen,^ iSarmne^'), sister of the pre- 
ceding, and eldest dausrhter of Stephen ^ and Abigail (Wyman) 
Richardson; bora in Wobnm, Nov. 14, 1688; married, ^farch 9, 
1702-3, JoH2f ViXToy,* Esq., bom in Maiden, about 1678, eldest 
son of John^ and Hannah (Green) Vinton, of iUalden. The 
marriage ceremony was performed by James Russell, Esq., justice 
of the peace, as was common in those days.* 

Mr. Vinton— often called Captain Yinton — was a man of sin- 
gular abilityi energy, and activity, and became a leader in every 
place where his lot was oast. Hie resided successively in Maiden, 
Woburn, Reading, Stoneham, and Dudley. He spent the princi- 
pal part of his Uie, from 1710 to November, 1738, in Stoneham. 
In 1700, he was of Wobnrn; in 1705 and 1706, of lieadbg; in 
1708 and , 1709, of Woburn ; then lived in Stoneham, iu the 
soath-east part of the town, near the outlet of Spot Pond. In 
November, 1738, he sold his farm in Stoneham, containing two 
hundred and seventy acres, for £2,550 in bills of credit,! a&d re- 
moved to Dudley, then a new town, incorporated February, 1731. 

*Tbe Vintoo fsmilr cstne originally from France. No docntuencaxy e? i- 
deuce exists of the feet; the cirfiunistances of the caM did nos allow of snch 
proo^ but the unvaETioi; tradition of the family poiooi to such an orisin. 
Such a tradition exists not only in this country, as I learned more tlian half a 
century aipo from my ased reiatires, but abo in Eoi^land. A letter from a 
gentleman of the name in Enc^land tesrifies to the same tradition as existiog 
amons the Vintons in tiiat coimtry. transmitted to him from his grandfatlier's 

John Vinton, of Lynn, my flrst American ancestor of the name, had a son 
Blaise, born in 16M. Beyond all po^ible doubt, it establishes the fact that 
the family had a French origin, ^o man of English blood \rould ever give 
this name to his chUd. 

The family ded from France in the evil honr of persecution: precisely at 
what time m not known, but it must have been loo;; before the He vocation of 
the Edict of Xantes, IGS5. It was prolmbly duriu$( the reign of Elisabeth, 
qneen of England, while the fires of persecution were raj^ng on the continent. 

t This was now a depreciated currency The real value was about 2,000 sil- 

l Ter dollars. Ab«mt the same time, Capt. Vinton bought 8f^K) or 9U0 acres of 

i land in Dudley, doubtless as a provision for his sons. A further account t^ 

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More than thirty deed?, bearinc: (\titB between 1700 ami 1727, 
are oa record in the Middlesex Registry at East Cambridge, in 
which he was either grantor or grantee* In twenty of these in* 
stances land was conveyed to him. 

He was active in procuring^ the incorporation- of Stoneham, 
1725. He advanced more money and did more, than any other 
man to obtain the act of incorporation. Ue was one of the first 
board of selectmen, and served in that responsible office six years, 
between 1726 and 1735. He was commonly called to preside in 
town*meetings as moderator. He was placed on almost all impor- 
tant committees. At one town -meeting he was placed on four . 
oomroittees. He was representative ot the town in 1734. This 
was a solitary instance, daring the long period of eighty years 
from the incorporation of the town, except that Joseph Bryant 
was representative in July, 1775. 

He died in Dndley, near the close of 1760, aged 82. His first 
wife, Abigail Richardson, died in Stoneham, Jnne 21, 1720, nsed 
86. He was again married to Abigail (Sawyer) Convers, ^Tov. 
29, 1720, a daughter of Joshua Sawyer, and widow of John Con- 
vers, a son of the distinguished Major James Convers. fSee 
1563.] His third wife, married April, 1752, was Hannah (Rich- 
ardson) Baldwin, daughter of Nathaniel Richardson, of Woburn, 
and widow of Timothy Baldwin, of Stoneham, who died Dec. 3, 
1750, aged 62. 

The children of John and Abigail (Richardson) Vinton >vere : 
1778. Abigail (Yinton), bi Dec 28, 1704; m. Thomas Geaxy, of Stone* 

VTK John (Tinton), b. Jnne 26, 1706; m. Maiy Parker, of Beading, 

Sept 14. 1781. 
ITRL Hannah (Vinton), b. Maxch 0. 1707-^; m. Noah Eaton, of Fnun- 

ingham, 1730. 

1776. Mary (Vinton), b. Ang. 15, 1700. 

1777. Meladah (Vinton), b. Oct 29, 1711: m. Sarah Upton, of Head* 

in^, Dec 14, 1722. See Upton Memorial, p. 45. 
lT18b Joseph (Vinton), b.* July 24, 1714: m. Hannah Baldwin, of 

Stoneham, FebmaxT, 1734. She was dauiEhter of his father's 

third wife. 
1770. Bebecca (Vinton), b. Maroh 15, 1716; m. Elijah (^ore, of Dad* 

ley* 1740. 
1780. Thomas (Vinton), b. 1717; m. Hannah Green, of Stoneham, 

March 31, 17^ 
178L Benoni (Vinton), b. Jane 12, 1720; m. Mary Green, her sister, 

April 20, 1742. 


PRin>E:rcE Richardson' {Stephen^ Samuel^)^ sister of the 
preceding, and daughter of Stephen * and Abigail Richardson ; 
Dom in Wobum, Jan. 17, 1685-6; married Samusl Ke>t>all,* 
of Wobnm, who was bom there, Oct. 29, 1682, son of Thomas 
and Ruth Kendall, of that place. 

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Thomas Kendall,- the &ther, bom Jan. 10, 1648^^ died May 
• 25,. llSOt was a son of Francis Kendall,^ who came from En^and, 
married Mary Tidd, and was one of the original settlers ot Wo* 
born-. His d'escendants hare been numerous, and som» of them 
have risen to distinotioiu [See SewalPs Hist* of Wobatn^ pp. 

^e children of Samuel and Prudence Kendall werer 

17SX Samuel (EendallU b. Sept 4, 1711; nu Fhebe Britton, of TVo- 

butn, Sept. US. ITJO. 
1788w Bebecea (Kendall), b. Augr. 2T, 1714: m» Baham Bancroft, of 

BesdiBff. Jan. i, 1720-80. 
17&I. Stephen(£endaU)^b. March 10, 1717^19. 

TntoTHT RiCHASDSox' (iS/tfpA^/i,' Samuel^) J brother of the 
preceding; bom in Wobum, Jan. 24, 1687-S; married .Sixsax27a 

'ire>*emoved from Wobnm to Attleborongh, whither his broth- 
ers Francis and Seth also removed, about the year 1714. He 

furchased land of the proprietors' of that town in 1710, 1715, 

I His children, bom in Attleborongh, were: 

+178S. Tfmotfay,^ b. Oct IS, 1715; m. AUce Wymao, 17oS. 

Bom in Maiden : 
i VM. Abiel,«b. Oct li, 1717* 


Sbth RxcHABDSoir* {l^ephm^ Samud% brother of the pre- 
ceding, and son of Stephen* and Abigail Richardson; borii in 
Wobum, Jan. 16, 1689-90; married Mart Bkowx. 
He was taxed in Medford in ITll, but a year or two afterwards 
i removed to Attieborough with his brother Francis and some 
{ others of his kindred. 

[ His children, bom in Wobum, were: 

173T. Stephen,* d. Deo. 20rl714p 

Bom in Attieborough : 

lT8d. Seth,* b. ^farch 13* 1711: d. Jan. 18, 171^1&. 

1739. Mary,* b. Oct. 0, 1715. 

iTea Abiffiil,* b. March :«. 1717-18. 

1701. Sarfli,* b. Sept 10, 1720. 

+1792. Seth.^ b. ^fay ^\ 172.^; m. Sarah French. 

17»;l. Fhebe,^ b. Oct 17, 17^ 


Daxiel RrcHARDSOx' {Stephen^ Samuel^)^ brother of the 
preceding, and son of Stephen * and Abigail (Wyman) Richard- 

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son; born in Wobarn^ OoL 16» 1691 ; married Joaxxa OIousall) 
3IiLLSS» daughter of Joseph and Joanoa (Mousall) Whittemore, 
and widoTT of Edward 3IiUer, all of Wobum. 

The wife of Daniel Richardson was a granddanghter of John 
Moosall, 000 of the'^ohief fbttnders of Wobnm ; one of the two 
deacons of the ohnrch in \7obom from its organization, Ang. 14» 
1642; and fbrtwenty-one rears one of the selectmen of the town. 
He died March 27, 166S, leaving a widow Joanna, a son John 
Monsnil, and a daughter Cnnice, wife of John Brooks* We learn 
this from the will of D:miel Richardson, dated .April 5, 1749, in 
which he mentions the £tct. 

Daniel Richardson- lived in Wobarn, in the part which is now 
Winchester, and near the line of Stoneham. He died April 20, 
1749, aged 57. [Gravestone.] 

His children were : 

4-1791. Joanna,^ b. Sept. 21, 1724; m.- Samnel Swan. 

1705^ Rebecca.* b. Sept. 20^ 1729; m. first, 1754^ Jesse TVyman.^ b. 
April 7, J7S1. ^n o< David and Phebe (Richardson) Wrman 
[10001. He died Xov. 2, 1754. Second* Aos. 10, 17.^, Benia* 
min Kichardson. b. ^faj 10, 17:30, son of Benjamin, of the 
posteritT of Tbovjls Richabdsox.^ 

1790. Daniel,* b. July IZ, 17^; d. Jan. 30, vm^ 


JoBX RiCHARDSOK^ {Jokn^ John^* Samuei^)f son of John' 
and Sasanna (Davis) Richardson, of \Vobum; bom there, Aug. 
13, 1681 ; married Erxrcs Roberts. 

He lived in Wobarn. At tlie petition of his wife and children, 
and with the concurrent opinion of the selectmen of Woburn, ho 
i was by the probate coort of Middlesex County adjudged non 
compos meiUUf and a guardian placed over him, Sept. 9, 1734. 
The guardian at first appoiotetl was Peter Hay, of Wobum. 
Afterwards, viz.: June 7, 1736, Nathan Richardson, deacon, 1761, 
selectman from 1759 to 1763, was appointed guanlian. He was 
discharged and exonenited from liis guardianship March 27, 1753, 
after the death of John Richanlson. 

John Richardson, jr.— called junior on tho records becau.<e an 
older John, son of Theophilus, was still living in Wobum— died 
Nov. 15, 1745. His wife Eunice died July 21, 1738. 


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Their children were: 

180a Joanna,* K ^or. ^ 1707; cL eorir. 
+180U Hexekiah,* b. Oct 10, 1700; m. first, Rebeoca Fuller^ seeond, 

Hannah Hancock. 
1809L Enniee,* b. Dee. Sd, 1711; m. John Degmsho, oC Medfordt Jon. 

IS, 1731-2. 
1808. Sainli,*nL.J<^nDegratha,Sept.3,177e. 


Timothy Richabdsox^ (Jbhij* John} Samuel^)^ brother of 
thepreoedin^t and son of John * and Sasanna Richardson ; bom 
in w obttm, Jnly 24, 1687 ; married, Dec. 11, 1717, Abigail Jomr* 
ttox,^ d.nughter of Den. Edvyard and Sarah Jolinson, of Wobum.'^ 

He lived in Wobiirn; \ badly \rounded in **Lovewell*s 
fighty** ttt Picrwacket [Fryebnrg, Me.], as already related in a note 
nnder [158(^9 bnt lived ten years aiterwards, probably in mnch 
suffering, fiusign^afterwanls captain — Setk Wyinan, who held 
the command in that tight after Loveweil tell and Lieutenants 
Farwell and Robbins were disabled by wounds, and who bore 
himself so nobly in that temblc fray, 'was a cousin of Timothy 
Richardson, being a son of his niothei-^s sister Esther. 

Timothy Richardson, as above, lived in Wobum. He had a 
homestead of eighty acres, vrith dwelliuj^^house and bam, besides 
forty acres bounded east on Stoneham hne ; also eleven acres of 
pasture land in Stoneham, as per inventory, dated Feb. 18, 
178&-6. [Jlidd. Prob. Rec^ xx. 245.] 

He died in Wobnm, June 29, 1735. His wife Abigail survived 
him. He left no will, but a division of his estate was made Jan. 
24, 1742^. niidd. Prob. Rec, xxiL 230.1 His widow Abigail 
married, Apru 15, 1747, Dea* Daniel Gould, of Stoneham, bom 
that town. [See Giles Memorial, by the 

1682, a ieaoing man in 
compiler, p. 172.] 

His children, as we leara from the probate records, were : 

+1804. Ebeneser.* b. March 31. 1718; m. Rebecca (Fowle) Richardson. 
1806. Abigail,* b. AprU 17, 17^: d. AufC. 14, 1820. 
1800. Abiathar,* b. Aug. 15, IV^; had a shars in his f^ithex's estate, 

•Tlie JoHsrsoy Faxklt of Wobnni. 

L Catt. Edwaod JoffOi-Aox, '*The father of Wobnm." and antfaor of the 
" Wonder- Worklni? Prorlcleiiro:" firotu Kent. £n9.,l030; died AprU 2S, 1872; 
wife. shiMona; cldldrcn, Edwonl, George, WiUiaiu, Matthew, John, SuMOUia, 

II. MAJoa William Johxaox. liom ia Ensljiml, sbont 1630; died Mar 22. 
170i; wife, Esther Wiswall, of Xtswtoti: eiiiioent as acitixen, a tnrveyor, and 
li iiin'^iittnite; wise, capable, public-ffpiriced, enerjietic. 

III. l>RAco!r(al80captaiu) Edwaro Johx-^x. bora March 19, 18S8; wife, 
Sarah \^ aiker: lived la that pan of Wobnra which U bow Buriini^oa; manr 
reani one of the selectmen; repreMntative in 1700; deacon ftoin 17*iO till his 
oeeih- He was father of AbU'oil Johnson in the text, also of Esther, the 
mother of that brare commniuler, i<eth Wjrtuan. Ichabo«l Johnson was his 
ypuo^est Mn bj arst wife; a promMniryonng man; was kiiled at the beuin* 
nins of the PiKwacket fight. Thesiiock occasioned the father's death, Au?. 
7, 1723, aged GS. -t • 



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1807. AbigaiM b. 172-; m. Jothua Wrif^bt, of TVobunit Uarch 0, 
ifaSMa Th^y liadJonAKa ( Wright )« b. in. Wobam, Juno S, 
n4L In 1759, ther were Uving in HoUis, X. H. 

JSOa. Zeli* (A ton), b. about 17^; thai«d in division of hit father's 
ettate, 1743. 

1509. Kttia,* m. Daniel Brpmt. of Stonoham, 1751 ; living 1781 He 

was bom IT^fiS. son of Joseph and S$arah (Goold) Bryant, of 
Stonehanu and grandson of Dea. Daniel Gould, above named. 

1510. John»* b. Jan. 1. iXtS-^S posthumous; a oarpenter» living in 

Stoneham in 1750. > . 



PiEBSox Richardson^ {P\er$on^ John^ Samuel^), eldest son 
of Pierson* and Mary (Perrin) Richardson, of Wobam; born 
there, Aug. 6, 1696 ; married, Jane 4, 1723, Euzjlbeth Nichols, 
of Reading. 

He lived in Woburn, and was known as Pierson Richardson, 
jr., because he died before his father of the same name. He died 
intestate in 1755, as we infer from the fact that administration 
was granted in thatyear to bis widow Elizabetlu [Midd. Prob. 

Children* bom in Woburn : 

IStL Judith • b. IXay 14, 1735w 

1812. Jabes,« b. Feb. 12, 17i>U-7; Uving, 1758. 

1818. Mary,* b. Jane 7, 1720; Uving 1 i5S, then nnmanied. 

1814. Pienon.* b. June 22, 17;ll; unm. He is known on the records 
as Pierson the third. He was a soldier in a company com* 
manded br Capt J^dm Taplln, in an expedition against 
Crown Pomt from June to October, 17.75. In his will, dated 
April 9, 1758, proved March 16, 1761, he remembers his 
mother, Elizabetn, his brothers Jabes and Simeon, his sisters, 
ICary Richardson, Elizabeth Brooks, Caroline, and Phebe 
+1815. Elisabeth,* b. March 24,1735; m. first, Nathan Brooks; second, 
Zebadiah Wyman. 

1818. Simeon,* b. Xov. 14, 1739; m. Mercy — ~. Children: 

1817. ffannahf b. March 7* 1768. 

1818. iTory,* b. Feb. 17, 1774. 
1810. Caroline.* 

ISaOL PhebeAnn.* 


Mart Rxchardsox * (jPiersom* John^^ Samuel^)^ sister of the 
preceding, eldest daughter of Pierson * and Mary (Perrin) Rich- 
anlson, of Woburn ; bora there^ Nov. 17, 1698 ; married, Sept. o, 
1721, Jaices Burbesx;* born Anp^. 21, 1696, son of James and 
Mary Burbeen, and grandson of John and Sarah (Gould) Bur- 
been. For Sarah Gould, daughter of John Gould, an early in- 
h.aliitant of Stoneham, see Giles Memorial,, p. 170. They lived in 

Vames Burbeen hml a suiCer Sarah, bom Jnne IT, 1701, wife of Ber. Timo- 
thy NVolker, b. July '27,1705: (cradtiatffi, Hanracd GoUege, 1725; ordained first 
mmiiiter of Penneook, now ConcorU, N. H., ^ov. 18, 1730; died graaUy be- 
loved and honored, Seps. 1, 178*i, aged 77. 

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ChUdren : 

1821. James (Bttrbeeii),b. July 11, 17SS. 

1822. Paul (Barbeen). b. April (), 1724; gradnafeid, Harrard College 

1743: died ITttft. 
1828. John (Bnxbeen), !>. Feb. 0, 172$-e. 
18S4» Mary (Bttrbeen), b. July % 1720; m. Joaeph Tamimit Esq^ of 

Dracttt, Dec 14» 1743. 
182S. Sarah (Barbeen), b. March 7, 1738. 


KoAH BiCBARDSiy^^ (Pifrstw^* Jbhn^^ Samuel^)y brother of 
the preceding; bora in Wobara^ March 5, 1702-3; married, Dec. 
4, 1727, PusBE WxLXXK, born Sept. 7, 1707, daughter of Samael 
and Judith (Howard) Walker, of that part of "Wobura which 
was incorporated as Burlington In 1730. 

Samuel Walker, born Jan. 25, 1667-8, was the third son of Dea. 
Samuel and S:u:ah (Reed) Walker, of that par t of Wobura which 
was incorporated, 1780, as the town of Wilmington; and was 
himself a deacon, first of the original chnrch in Vvobura (1709- 
1730) and afterwards of the church in the second. precinct ot 
Wobnrn, now Burlington, within the limits of which he resided. 
His son. Rev. Timothy Walker, bora July 27, 1705, graduated. 
Harvard Coilece, 1725, was the first minister of Penacook,. now 
Concord, X. H. His wife, as we have said, was Sarah, daughter 
of James Borbeen, of Wobura, and sister of James Bnrbeen who 
married a sister of Noah Richardson. 

Noah Richardson lived at the sign of the Ark, in Wobnra. 
Hedied June 23, 1756, aged 53. His widow Phebe died April 2, 
1776»8ged68. [Gravestone.] 

Their children were : 

. 1828* XoaIi,*bL Dec. 15, 1728; unm.; d. Jan. 6,1781, aged 82^ [Grave- 

1827. Phebe,* 6. Aug: 6, 1780. 

1828. Edmund,* b. July 0, 17a2; a physician in Wobura; d. May 89, 

17dU aged 20. [Gravestone.] 
+1828. Bartholomew,* b. June 19, 17S5; m. fiist» Hannah Partridge; 
second. Abiffail Merriam* 
1880. * Lucy,* b. July 22, 1737: unm. ; d. July 21, 176L [Gravestone.] 
188L Esther,* b. Sept. 20, 1780; unm.; d. March 15, 1758. [GraTe- 

1881 Abigail,* b. July 10, 1742; num.; d. July 28, 1768. [Grare- 

1883. Sarah,* b. May 80, 1745; num.; d. Dec. 0, 1767. [Gravestone.] 
a884. Jude,*b. Jan. 15, 174^-0; m. Abi|^ Kidder, of Tewksbnry, 
April 11, 1775. He lived in Wilmington ; d. there, 1808, leav- 
ing a widow AbigaiL 


"Sakar Ricrasdsox* {Piersan^* John^ Samuel^)^ sister of the 
preceding; bora in Wobura, Nov. 26, 1705; married, July 2, 
1735, James Ejsxdall,* born in Wobura, April 28, 1710, second 
son of Lieut. Samuel * and Elizabeth. 

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Edwakd Rxchjlbdsox^ {Jmcob^^ Jbhn^* Samuel^), brother of 
the preceding, and second so« of Jacob * and Hannah (Conven) 
RichArdson; bom in Wobam^ March 12, 1705; married^ April 
1^ 1780, JsBirsKA Wr^ixst,* bom in Wobum, July 28, 1712, sixth 
child-^fonrth daughter— of Benjamin ' and Elizabeth (EEancock) 
Wyman, of Wobura. She ir» a sister of Elizabeth Wyman, the 
wife of Jacob Richardson/ Edward's brother. 

He lived in Wobum till llSd or later; afterwards on Soath 
Street, in Reading. His will is dated April 17, 1798 ; proved 
Sept. 8, 1793. He died. Jane 22^ 1798, aged 88. His wi& Je^ 
msha died April 10, 1782. [Gtavestone.] 

CShildren, bom in Wobum : 

1800. Jeremiah,* b. Auji:. IS, 1131; living at the date of his fkther's 
will, April. 1703. 
+1861. Barnabas,^ b. March 14 173S-4;m. Rebecca Tidd. 

Bora in Reading : 

+1862. Zadok,* b. May 17, 1739; m. Sarah Brooks. 
1868. Edward.* b. Aug. 25, ITtf; m. Sarah Tidd. 
1864. Jethio,* b. June 8, 1747; u. Hannah Richardscm. 



Esther RicaABOSOX^ (iTacoft,* John^* Samtiel^)^ sister of the 
preceding; born in Wobum, Jnne 25, 1707; married, Jnne 27, 
1788, Oapt. Be^tjamix Wtmjlsv' bom in^Wobum, Xov. 18, 1706, 
eldest son of Benjamin^ and Elizabeth Wyman, mentioned in' the 
preceding notice, and brother of Elizabeth* and Jerusha Wy* 
many* ahiady referred to* Thej lived in Wobura. 


1865* LncT (Wtman), b. June 9, 1733; m. Jabes Damon, of Reading, 
April 1 1755. 

1866. Eftther (NTjman), b. Aq& 19, 1766; m. Nathaniel Brooks, ]r^ of 

Wobum, Jan. 16, 1751 

1867. Sarah (Wyman), b. JnifZl, 1733; m. Nathaniel Cutter, of Wo- 

bum, Oct 24, 1758. 

1866. Benjamin (Wyman), b. Jan. 1, 1739-40; m. Elizabeth Swan, of 
Wobura, Oct 31, ITS*. He died July 6, 1774. She died July 
6, 1773, aged 30. 

1869. Buth (Wfman), b. Dee. 9, 1742; m. Jonatlian Wright of Wo- 
bum, June 6, 1765. 

1810. Patience (Wyman), b. April 1.^, 1744. 

1871. Phebe (Wyman), b. Juaed, 1745; m. Ebcneser Wade, of Wo- 
bura, Nov. 8, 1764. 

1813.. Jonas (Wyman), b. Dec 15, 1740; d. in the army in Xew York 

1878. Martha (Wyman), b. Ftob. 21, 1747-8; m. Stephen Bichardson 
[1926], July 0, 177a 

1874. Elizabeth (Wyman), b. Ang. 22, 1751 ; d. Aug. 26, 1751. 

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Enoch Rxcbardsos-^ (Jacob^^ John* Sainuel^\ brother of the 
preceding •'^nd third son of Jacob* and Hannah (Conrere) Rich- 
iirdson; bom in Woburn, 3Iay 26, 1709; married, June 8, 1735, 
Mabt Joh^tsox,' bom in Wobnra, Oct. 26, 171S, daughter of 
Edward^ and Rebecca Johnson. 

Edward,^ her father, vrn» bom 1689, and was a son of Captain 
(also deacon) Edward Johnson,' bora 1658, who was a son of 
Major William Johnson,^ and grandson of Capt. Edwjlbd Johx- 
80X,'' from Kent, Ens:., the aathor of the ** Wonder-Workinsr 
Providence." IchaboS Johnson,^ slain in the ^Pigwacket fight,^ 
1725, was a brother of Edward,* her father. 

Enoch Richardson passed his life in Wobnra, and died in the 
summer of 1758. His will, dated May 28, 1758, proved July 31, 
1753, mentions wife 3Iary, his children Mary, Sarah, and Enoch, 
and his &ther Jacob, who died 1768. 

Cltildren : 

Mary,' b. Dec. SO. 1T35: m. David Johnson, Jan. 10. 1765. 
Sarah,* b. March 29, 1737: m. I'HVl, Ephraim Wrman,* b. April 
5, 1733, son of Jacob.* b. Sept. 11, lUSS, who vas son of that 
Jacob X^ymvLXk^ who married the widow of Capt. John Coff- 
gin when 75 years of asre. [See 1500]. The^ were descend- 
ants of LiECT. JoHar TTyxat.^ She and her hnsband were 
living: in 1771. 

ISn. £noch.^b. April 4,1738. 

1S78. LTdia,^b.AprilS0.1744;d. Jnl720, 1748. 

1819L Elijah;^ b. April 19, 1752; d. Nor. 0, 1753. 



JosxPH RicBABDSOX^ (Joseph^^ J69€ph^ Samuel^ eldest; son 
of J6sepb*and3Iary (Blodget) Richardson; bom in Wobnm, 
KoT.S, 1609; married Scsaxxa Wtmax,* bom there, Jnne 30, 
1695, daughter of Lieut. Sethand Esther (Johnson) Wyman, of 

Her father, Lieut Seth Wj'^man,' bom Ang. 3, 1668, was the 
sixth son of Lieut. John Wyman,^ one of the founders of Wo- 
bura, 1641, a tanner, and a man of larm property. See note un- 
der [15571 He must not be confounded with Seth Wyman, the 
hero of rigwackct. See note under [1580]. The'fiither of 
Susanna Wyman died Oct. 26, 1715. . Her mother was eldest 
daughter of 3Iajor William Johnson, of Wobnra. See Johnson 
family, under [1602]. 

Joseph Richardson lived in Wobura, and died Dec. 7, 1725, 
ased 30. His wife died just' three months after, aged 29, having 
the day before giyen birth to twins. 

Children : 

+188a James,* b. 2Iarch 1, 172SM ; m. Sarah Leathe. 

1881. Seth,^ ) twins, bom i 
- 1882. Sosanna,* f March 6. 1725-6; ) m. James Russell, of HaTerhill/ 
1749. He was a Ueucenant in Col. Saitonstall's regiment in 
the expedition to Crown Point, 1736. 

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Exoerlence and her father, Benjaaiin, rere V.ii^hz 
not rright. (New England Reg. XLIII, £01-2; Sud- 
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Major Josuh Ricqardso^t^ {Jottephf Jba^h^* Sttmtid^)^ lee* 
ond 800 of Joseph* ami 'Mary (Blodget) Richardson; bom in 
Woborn, Jon. 12» 1701-2; mairied, Oct. 28, 1728, Expsbibstcs 
WaiOBTt daughter and heir of Benjamin Wright, then of Sad- 
bnrjr, but previouslr of Woboxv. 

Benjamin Wright, her father, was bom in Wobum, March 14, 
1688, the youngest child of Des. Joseph and Elizabeth (Hassell) 
Wriffht. Joseph Wright was a son of Dea. John Wright, one of 
the fennders of Wobara, 1641; a selectman of that town, 1645, 
and many years afterwards. Dml Joseph Wright, grand&ther of 
Experience, was a selectman of Wobum, 1670, 167^ 1692, and a 
deacon of the church from 1698* or before, till his death, March 
81,^1724, at the age of 85. He was the father of eleven children. 
At what time his son, Benjamia Wright, removed to Sudbury we • 
are not informed. 

JosTah RTchardson, m the recocd of his marriage, is said to be 
^of Chelmsford,'* which we tabe to be a fact. His eldest son, 
Gideon, was bom thei*e. The Middlesex County records give his 
msrria^ as taking place in 173^ a manifest and glaring error. 

He hved nearly forty years in Sudbury, and was a man of 
much note there. He was a mqor in the militia, and possessed 
of some property, as the followisg abstracts will show. 
' Josiah Riehaxdson, Esquire, d Sudbury, and Cornelius Ward 

Ethe name is obscurely written, it may be Wood]^ of said Sud- 
nry, were, in 1769, a committee of the proprietors of a township 
•ix and three-fourths miles sqaare, on Androscoggin River, in 
Cumberland County. [Cumb. iieeds, viL 159, 816 J The town- 
ship here referred to was grantel by the le^slature of Massaohu-^ 
setts ia 1768, and was long known as Sudbury-Canada, now the 
town of Bethel, Mo. 

Charies Richardson, of Suttcn, in the county of Worcester, 
gentleman, gave to ^his kinsmas^llhis brother], Josiah Richard* 
son, of Sudbury, gentleman, all the right, eto^ that the grantor had 
or derived from a deed received from Peter Bang, alias Rice, in or 
to a township, granted to a nnaber of proprietors, on the An- 
drosoogffin River, in Cumberland County. The deed is dated Jan. 
17, 1772. [Cumb. Deeds, xi. 3M.] 

Josiah Richardson, of Sudbur, sells his entire right in lot Xo. 
37, in the township of Sudbuy-Canada, to Jonathan Clarke. 
[Cumb. Deeds, xi. 406.] 

He died Auffust 30, 1770. Hb will, dated July 28, 1758, was 

5 roved Nov. 20, 1770. The inventory of his estate is dated Aug. 
1, 1770, amount £421 9. 8.; and his death must have taken place 
the very day before. In the will he describes himself as of 
Sudbury, gentleman. He expreises a hope in the mercy of God, 
through the merits of Christ. He gives to wife Experience the 
improvement of one-half of his real estate; aUiO gives her "my 
negro girl, named Dinah," and one-half of his personal estate. 

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He giTM to bis onlj soq« Josiah Richardson,* all his wearing 
apparel, desk, armor, tools, and implements of hoabandry ; ^ my 
seal-ring and my clonk, and one-hali of my books, and my negro 
man, Francis Benson," etc. 

He gives his granddausrhter. Experience lUchardson,^ the 
daughter of Grideon Richaix^son, ^ my son, late of Wells, clerk, 
deceased, the sum of sixty-seven pounds, la wfal money, and the 
other half of my personal estate.'' And he reqnires that *^the 
said granddaoghter be brought up to the age of eighteen years 
out of my estate in a handsome and decent manner.'' 

Before his de:ith, viz. : Aug. 80, 1770, apparently the very day 
of his death, he declared in the presence of John Jones and Mary 
Jones, that he gave to his wife his negro boy Caesar, who was bom 
after he made nis will [probably Dinah's son]. After the death 
of the widow Experience, this negro boy was to be the property 
of his son, Josiah Richardson. 

The children of Josiah and Experience Richardson, were. 
Bom in Chelmsford : 
+1838^ Gideon,' b. Jane 5, 1730; m. ^lartha Thornton, of Boston* 

Bom in Sudbury: 

J +1884. Joslah,« b. May SO. 1733: m. Elizabeth Eveleth, of Stow. 
"* 18S9. Sxperience,* m. Abishai Grossman, of Sudbury, Maroli 31, 1773. 
188(L Luther,«b. July 14, l74S»d. Oct 0,1752. 


RxXTBEX RiCBAXDSo^r^ {Jo$eph^ Jbiephj* Sdmuel^)^ brother of 
the precedinff and third son of Joseph* and Mary (Blodget) 
Richardson ; l>om in Wobnm, June 12, 1704; married, lt26, 
EsTHSB Wy^xx, bora Feb. 25, 1709, O. S., youngest child of 
SamueP and Rebecca (Johnson). Wyman, of that part of Wo- 
bum which in 1799 was incorporated as the town of Buriinccton. 
Samuel,* her father, bom Xov. 29, 1667, was the sixth son of l>^ran* 
cis * and Abigail (Reed) Wyman. See note under [15571 Re- 
becca, her mother, was bora* March 1, 1665, daughter of ^attliew 
Johnson, who was a son of Capt. Edward Johnson, "the father 
of Wobum." 

Reuben Richardson lived in Wobum till 1734, when he re- 
moved to Stoneham, an adjoining town, and took up his residence 
on its westem border, near Wobum line, on the spot where the 
large two-storr house now stands, formerly owned and occupied 
by his descendant. Captain William Richardson, and now by the 
widow of the latter. Ho was chosen constable, March 1, 1742 ; 
** owned the covenant,** and was baptized, Aug. 5, 1744» Hb wife 
was previously a church member. He was^ chosen selectman, 

*Ha cans Jotioh his only son— beins tbe onl/ son thsn llvinii^. Ofaison hsd 
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March &» 1757y and again March 2, 1772. He died suddenly, of 
bilious cholict Dec 22, 1776, aged 72. 

His widoir Esther sarvived him more than thirty-two years, 
and died at the hoose of her son, Thaddens Richardson, the house 
fust mentioned, Feb. 8, 1800, having lived oxs Htnn>SBD tbabs, 
lacking one month. If she had lived till March 8, the century 
would have been complete, reckoning by New Style* Her ^ave- 
stone says : ** died Feb. 8, 1800, aged 09 years, 11 months, 14 days. 

Children, most of whom lived to an advanced age, were. 
Bom in Wobnm : 

+1SS7. Joseph.' b. Feb. 0. 17S7; married AbiKafl Felton. 
18Sa. Esther.* b. April 16, 1T20; m. 1751, Francis Uathe, of Wobnm. 
They were published Sept. 20, 1751. They lived in Water- 
town and Salem, and had JSi^Aer, Benjamin^ WUliamf Eleanor, 
and some others. 

tl8S0. Reuben,* b. Dec. 22. 1731; m. Jorusha KendalL 
180a Ruth,* b. May 23, 1738; m. John Geary. 

Bom in Stoneham: 

+1891. AbeM b. Oct 23, 1736: m. ^fary Thompson. 
-{-1$Q2. Caleb,* b. Oct 24, 173S; m. Sarah Richardson {1925]. 
+1898. Elijah,* b. May 4, 1741 ; m. Ruth Gould. 
1394. lUry,* b. Aug. 2. 1743; m. John Swan. 1774. He was of teno- 
tomy, then apart of West Cambridge, now inclnded in Win- 
chester. Children : John, Reuben^ H'tllicofn, Mary, Stepheru 
t 1395b Jerusha,* b. Jane 2. 1745; m. Reuben Locke. 
1896u Josiah,* b. Xov. 3, 1747: zn. Jemsha Brooks. 
1897. Loammi,* b. Jan. 12,^ 1749-50 ; died at fifteen months old. 

tl393. Thaddeus,* b. Aufc 7, 1752; m. Lydia Vinton. 
1899L Charles,^ b. Feb. 17, 1756; m. Anna Brace. 



Outer RicaASDSOsr^ (Jbsephj* Joseph,* Samuel^) j brother of 
the preceding, and fourth son of Joseph* and 3Iary (Blodffett) 
Richardson; bom in Woburn, Aug. 15, 1706; married, first, July 
1M,1726, in Readinsr, on the border of Woburn, Ltdia Wtmak, 
b. Jan. 1, 1701-2, fifth daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (John* 
son) Wyraan, of Woburn. She died Oct. 26, 1754. Second, 
EcrxiCE Peibce, perhaps a daughter of Ensign John Pelrce, an 
influential man in Woburn, March 80, 1756. She died April 5, 

He wai a man of note in Woburn; selectman, 1752, 1753, 1754, 
1755, and again 1770, 1771, 1772. He was chosen, about 1756, one 
of a committee to take care of the town's ^Loan Money";* and 

* In IfVU, ths Grenena Coort of ^LoMSAhuiietts made to the town of Wobnm 

i *y^* ®' ^^'> thousand acres of land, to be taken up wherever thev cfiuld 

nna it in the trildemeas, cleur of any prior claim. Fifty year* passecr before 

tne towrn did any thins: in relation to the location of this tprant. In 1717, it vas 

locuteil in the present town of Lun«inl»arc. Thi^ Und, after further delay. 

JM «'>ld in 17»4, to Israel Iiee«l. of \V«,bnm for iJ;;.3r«n in hilla of credit, a de- 

I ?J*^*at«i currenor, which vtm loaned to iniUviduals, but kept on in a coarse 

lSl*'^P.r^jF^<><^' t^l ^n 1772, it became a total loss. See under [15721. See 

(Bewail • History of W^obom, pp. isr, 283, «< «q. 

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from timo to time on other importaot committees. He repre* 
aented Woburn at a conrration trom nomeroua towns* assembled 

,at Boston^ Sept. 22, 1768, to consider what should be done in re- 
gard to the oppressive encroachments of the British ministry. He 
was representative of Wobam in the General Court, 1769, and 
the following years till 1773. His will is dated Dec 9, 1790 ; 

. proved May 5, 1793. He died April 7, 1795. [Gravestone.] 

His children, all by first wife, and all bom in Wobnm, were: 

Jesse,* b. Feb. 1, 1720-30; m. Jemima Brooks. 
Paul,* b. Dec. 23, 1734; m. Ensebia Harringtoa, b. in Lancaster, 
May, 1751, daagbter of Rev. Timothy HarrinfftOD, graduated, 
Harnird CoUece, 1737: installed pastor at Lancaster, Xov. 
16. 1748. For M^urington familv, see Bond's Watertown, p. 
* 278. Paul Richardson lived a while at Lancsster, afterwards 
in Winchester, X. H. 
'+1002. OUver,* b. April 2S. 1737; m. Betsey Tidd. 

1003. Lydia,^ b. Dec 21, 1740; a maiden; d. Aug. 31, ITOO, aged 50. 

tl904. Susanna,* b. March 23, 1744 ; m. Joshua Tay. 
1005. Samuel,* b. Dec. 5, 1748; m. first, Esther Simonds; second, 
Anna Eustis. 
Retiben Richardson, Oliver Richardson, and Lieut James Simonds 
contracted,, in 1743, to build a saw-mill in township Narragansett, Xo. 
. e^ incorporated, March tf, 1702, as the town of Templeton. Lieut. 
James Simonds was father of Esther Simonds in the above record and 
grandfather of the celebrated Count Rumford, 


' Chablss Richardson^ (Jbi^phj* Joseph} SamwP'^ brother 
of the preceding; and youngest son of Joseph ' and Marjr (Blod* 
set) Kchardson ; bom in w obam, July 27, 1710 ; married, first, 
Mart Bofeb, of Westford, Feb. 2, 1737 ; second, Sctsastxa ^. 

When first married, he is described as of Oxford. His fiither, 
in his will, dated Jane 17^ 1754, describes him aa of Satton, 
How long he had lived there does not appear. He continaed to 
live there till death. But his own will, dated Jan. 13, 1779 
rVTorcester Prob. Rec, rviiL 480], represents him as of Ward. 
The explanation is that a part of Sutton was taken, with parts of 
Leicester, Oxford, and Worcester, to constitute the new town of 
Wwd, April 10, 1778. The name Ward was exchanged, by leg- 
islative enactment, for Avbubn, Feb. 17, 1837. 

The will of Charles Richardson— dated as above— was proved 
Sent. 2, 1783, which makes him about seventy-three at the time 
of nis death* T-he will provides for wife Savanna and the follow- 
ing children* Charles, the only son, was executor of the will. 


IQOe. Mary,* m. — Woolslon. 

1007. Lucretia,^ m. Samuel Marble, of Sutton, Kov. 16, 1769. 

1006. Charies.^ 


Uajob Joseph Richjlbdson^ {Stephmf Jottphf Samuel^)^ 
son of Captain— or Deacon— Stephen ' and Bridget Richardson, 

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of Wobtirn; born there, Juir SO, 1698; rntinied, 3Iaroh 28, 1731, 
his second cousin, ^abtha ( Wy^iax ) Tiod, born Oct. ISy 1695, 
danghter of Jacob and Elizalieth (Richardson) Wyman and wid* 
ow of Ebenezer Tidd. Her mother Elizabeth waff'a daughter of 
Samnel Richardson.^ [See 1574.] 

He was a yeoman, and passed his life in Wobum» ^e and 
some others were proprietors of ^ a tract of land lyin|^ on the 
back of North Yarmouth, McJ^ He was one of a committee who 
sold said hmd to WilUam Story, of Boston, ^ov. 6, 1753. [York 
Deeds, xxxi. 151-157, 179, 213.1 He died in Wobum, Nov. 19, 

CUldren ^ 

* - /• . 

Jonas,* b. Jan. 1, 1731-2; m. Martha Parker. |t V Jr. ' ? 
Levi,' b. Feb. d, 1735-4: m. AbigaU -i— — ^.a .>.\r-Os/V* 
Martha,* b. Feb. 7, 1735-6: m. John Cutter. 
Hannah,* b. Sept. 23* 1739; m. John Richardson,* b. Feb. 5, 

1781*2, son of Dea. Xathan Richardson, of Wobura* [See 








Thomas Richasdsost* {SUplkeHj* Joseph^* Samuel^), brother 
of the preceding; born in Wobam, Feb. 5, 1699-1700; married 
Ruth Bttckxam, Jane 26, 178Sr He lived in Maiden, and died 
June 11; 1754. 


i9iaL Bntb,* b. Mar 15, 1784; & THUiaaL Leathers, of Gharlestown, 
April 29. nss. 

1914. Maz7,*b. March 4,1735-4. 

1915. Phebe,* b. Sept 19, 173S: m. William Leathers, Nor. 8, 1792. . 
1910. Elizabeth,*b. Auff. 10. 1740. 

1917* Thomas,* b. Dec. 10, 17JJL 

191& Martha,* b. May 24, 1749; Uvfng in Maiden, a maiden, 1768b 


Pans Rtchabdson* (StejAtn,* Jowph^ Samuel^), sister of 
the preceding; bom in Wobam, ilaj 16, 1704; married, April 
18, 1788, Isaac Sxow, bom in Woburu, Feb. 26, 1708-9, son of 
Timothy and Lvdta (Peirce) Snofr, and grandson of John Snow, 
whose &ther, Richard Snow*, was among the early settlers of 

Of Isaac Snow, Phebe was the second wife. His first wife w^s 
Esther Convers, bom Oct. 1, 1701, danahter of Capt. Robert and 
Mary Convers. She died ^lay SO, 1737. Robert was a son of 
Major Jamen Convers, the valmns detender of Storer's garrison in 
Weils [1563]. . 

Isaac Snow was a selectman of Wobum, 1756, 1758. He died 
March 31, 1776, aged 67. His wife Phebe died Feb, 15, 178S, 
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19191 Phelie (Snow), b. Jan. 5» 1738-9; m. Oct 20, 1700, Daniel 
Tliompfon.** b. March 4, 1734, ton of Samuel^ and Ruth 
(fTright) Thompson. On tiit morning of April 10, 1775, tht 
abnn being given of the approach of British troope to de- 
•troT the stores at Concorcf, lie moanted his horse and rode 
to toe north village in Woburn to alarm the people and nrge 
them to resistaticekp^fiLe avowed his determination to oppose 
them evenmemSne were to do it On the retreat of the 
British from Concord, he fell dead in a field near the road 
where thej were passing, shot by a grenadier who had 
marked the execution done by his balls. His eldest son* 
Isaac Snow Thomseon* was a physician in Baldwin, Me. 
His only daughter, rhebe Thompson, m. Joeiah Pierce, Esq.t 
of the same placie. His second and only remaining son. 
Daniel, settled in Berlin, Tt, and was father of Hon. Daniel 
'Pierce Thompson, of Montpelier, Vt, [Woburn Journal, 
Jan. 10, 1852.] One other man of Woburn, Asahel Porter, 
fell on that eventful day. Daniel Thompson's brother Abi- 
jah, b. 1730, was father of Abijah, a shenff, whose son, Ma- 
jor Abijah, was father of General Abijah Thompson, who 
commeitced the business of tanning in Wobum, in 1314, and 
has accumulated a large property thereby. 

1020. Bridget (Snow), b. July 17, 1742; m. Hiram Thompson, son of 
Ebenezer, Feb. 3, 1707. 

ion* Anne (Snow), b. March 19, 1744; m. Ebeneser Beed, June 23, 

1922. Maiy (Snow), b. April 26, 1747; d. Dec 8, 1753. 


8TBPns2r Richardson ^ (Stephen^* Jbs^A^^ Samuet^)^ brother 
of the precedincti and soniof Dea. Stephen* and Bridget Richard- 
•on;: born in wobam, about 1707; married, Aug. 26, 1736, 
ILlbt Sawtxb, bom in Wobam, Sept. 14, 1706, daughter of 
Joshua and Mary Sawyer, of Wobnm. Her father, Joshua, bom 
June 20, 1684, was son of Joshoa Sawyer, of that place. 

They lived in Wobura, on the confines of Stoneham. Hu will 
is dated 1788; proved April 4, 1787. He died March 6, 1787, 
i^B^ed 81. [Gravestone.] His wife Mary died Nov. 22, 1783, 
aged 77. [tarravestone.] 

Children : 



Bridget,* b. Sept SO, 1737; m. Isaao Belknap. 

Molly,^ h. April 20, ITJO; m. Abel Belknap, hie brother. They 
were married Oct 6, 1765. He was bom in Wobum, Jan. 
13, 17S8-9. They were sons of Samoel and Ljdia (Steams) 
Belknap, of Woburn. They removed to XewboTKh, X. T. 

Sarah,« b. Alarch 10, 1743; m. Caleb Richardson 118'J21. 

Stephen,* b. Sept 4, 1744; m. Martha Wyman. 


Db. Adam Kzchabdsox^ (Stephen^* Jottph^ Samuel^) j brother 
of tbe preceding; born in wobum, April 10, 1709; married Rs* 
BBpCi. ^. _ 

* Daniel Thompson was a cousin of Benjamin Thompson, the father of 
Comnt Komfoid. 


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HegRidaated nt Hnrvard Colleire, 1730; was a physician in 
Groton^ 1744; of Wobanit 1748. He taught the gramiiinr school 
in Wobom, 1747, 1748, 1749. 


-hum* Wlnslow^h. Deo. 14, 11S7; m. first, BhodA Johnson; second, 
Elizabeth Byram. 
loss: Itebccca,« b. July 13, 1740. 
+19S9. Stephen,* b. July 6, 174S; m. Mercy DarUng. 


AsxTticRxsDsoy^ {Stepheriy^ Jbsephj* Samvel^)^ brother of the 
preceding, and youngest son of Dea. Stcplien * and Bridget Rich- 
ardson ; bom in Woburn, Dec. 12, 1713 ; married (published No- 
vember, 1739) Hax^tah Locke,** bom in Wobum, April 11, 
1716, d.iaghter of Lient. Ebenezer Locke,' who was son of Dea. 
William Locke,^ the original emigrant, who came from England 
in the ^Planter," 1685, when only six years old. He came under 
the protection of his uncle, Nicholas Davis. [Coraparo 1560.1 
For a full account of the Locke family, see " Book of tne Lockes,'' 
by John 6. Locke. 

Asa Richardson died in Wobnra, March 17, 1752, aged 38. 
His widow Hannah died 3£arch» 1799, aged 83. 

Their children were: 

1980. Hannah,* b. Aug. 23, 1741 ; m. on her birthday, Aug. 22, 1765, 
Thomas Reed; b. Dec. 22, 1740, son of Thomas and Lydla 
Seed, of Wobum. 

tl981. Leonard^* b. Dec 2, 1742: m. Rutii Wright 
10S2. Susamu^* b. May 10. 1744; m. Simon Carter. 
1038. Belief,* b. Auflr. 3, 1745 ; m. Joseph Reed, b. Feb. 10, II44-5, and 
brother of Thomas Reed, already mentioned. 
+1984^ Ichabod,* b. March 3, 1747; m. Sarah Wyman. 

108& Lucy,* b. Xov. 15, 1748 ; d. 1757, at the a^^ of nine yean. 
+1938. Edmund,* b. Aug. 5, 1751 ; m. Mary LeaUie. 


Saxuel RicBAKDSoN* (Samuely* Samud^ A^imtie/^), eldest 
eon of Samuel ' and Susannah Richardson ; bom in Wobum, Sept. 
15, 1704; married 3Iabt . 

It appears that he left his native town of Wobum early in life, 
for we find him taxed in Exeter, N. H., July 16, 1729, and from 
that time till Alay 27, 1740 ; after which it 'does not occur. The 
tax in 1729 was eleven shillings ; in 1740, it was fourteen shillings. 
His name does not occur among the deeds of Rockingham County, 

* Hannah Locke In the text had a brother Samuel, liorn Ann^. 24, 1702, whose 
^fe was Rebecca Richardson, bom July 14, 1710, a daui^bter of Capt. Jamea 
'y^aivlson,* who was a j^ranriHon of TIiouios Hichardnon,^ ooe of the founders 
of Wobum,. UMl. Thi<i Samuel Locke kept a hotel iu LancaHter, and waa the 
Mther of Rev. S«amuei Locke, D. D., bom Nov. 2:}, 17JL, preayent of Hanrani 
2^Ue};e from March, 1770, to December, 1773. He was a line scholar, but the 
Tietim of ** untoward circnmataaces." 

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io which Exeter is sitoatad, nor in the probate records, from 1720 
to 1760. At length htt tarns up at Brookfieid, Mass., but how 
long he lived there does not appear. lie was by occupation a 
cooper, as the probate records of Worcester inform as. 

An inventory of his estate is dated March 7, 1709, which is a 
statement, in elicct, that he died not long before.. He owned some 
real estate; how much does not appe:ir. A settlement of his es» 
tatft was made May 24,. U 4O, from which we learn that .he left a 
widow, Mary, and the following children: 

+1937. Nathan.* m. flzst, Tunsin Upham : second, ^(ary Belknap. 

+10S8. Joseph.* m.PxiscUlaMilUnger. 

. *1980. SamueL* 

. IMa Balph.* 

' IWl. Jo«iah.» 

1043. Martha or Patty.* 

11M3. Caroline.* 

1944. Amos.* 

1045. S7biL*m.-T — BUke. 

lOiS. Mar}-,* m. Bowditeh* 

1W7. OUve-* 


Tbomjls Ricbjlkdsox^ {ScMiud* Samuel,^ Samud^)y second 
son of Samnel* and Susannah Richardson ; l^m in Wobam, Nov. 
19^ 1706; married, firsts May 6, 1735, Mjlbt Russell,* bom Oct. 
4^ 1712, danffhter of John * and Joanna (Winn) Rassell, of Wo- 
bnm. John Kusscll,* her father, was son of John,' who was son of 
'3>ofaoi* who wasson of John Russell,^ who came from England, 
was one of the founders of Wobnm, 1641 ; selectman, 1652, 1658, 
1654» 1655, 1656; and deacon of the church in 1664; but em- 
bracing Baptist views in 1669, there ensued much trouble to him, 
and to the church in Wobuiii. He died June 1, 1676. His son 
John * was ordained pastor of the Baptist Church in Boston, July 

John Russell,* the father of 3[ary (Russell) Richardson, was a 
decided Congregntionalist ; derk of the Congregational Parish, 
Wobom ; parish treasurer; parish assessor; also town clerk 1739 
to 1745, six years. 

Mary, the first wife of Thomas Richardson, died Jan. 11, 1741-2, 
aged 30. 

The second wife, married Oct. 18, 1742, was Sarjlh Bbooks, 
bom Dec. 25, 1714, daughter of Jabez and Hephzibah Brooks, a 
descendant of John and Eunice (Mousall) Brooks, and of Deacon 
John 3Iousall, one of the fonoders of Wobum. 

Mr. Thomas Richardson died in Wobum, June 13, 1773, aged 
67. [Gravestone.] His widow Sarah died June 12, 1784, aged 
70* ^Gravestone.] 

The only child of Thomas Richardson was by first wife : 
+104& Jedttthutt,* b. April Ifl^ 1738; m. Mary Wright, 

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JJbxib RiCKAMDW>y*CjSamvei^* Samvelj* Sdmuel^)^ brother of 
the prectding; born in wobum, June SO, 1710 ; married, between 
1740 and 1746, Mibia>£ Gft£E:ir/ bom ^arch 7, 1720, daughter of 
Jacob * and Dorothy (Ljrnde) Green, of Maiden, and sister of 
Rer. Jacob Green,^ bom m 3Ialden, Jan. 22, 1721--2y who gradu- 
ated, Harvard CoHejore, 1744 ; was pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church in Hanover, N. J., more than forty-three years, and was 
£ither of the eminent and Rev. Ashbel Green, D. D^ pastor of 
the Second Presbyterian Chnrch in Philadelphia from 1787 to 
1812, and president of New Jersey College from 1812 to 1822. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, after marnnge, resided in Dudley, 
MasSn then a new town. They afterwards removed to Stafford, 
Ct. Farther information is wanting. 

• 1691. 

Zacbabiah Rxcbabdsox^ (Samuelj* Samti^l^^ Samuel^)j broth- 
er of the preceding, and youngest son of Samuel' and Susanna 
Richardson ; bom in Wobum, May 21^ 1720 ; married. May 10, 
1744, Pb£BE Wtmax,* born July 29, 1724, daughter of David Wv- 
man,* bom April 14,. 1693, by his wife, Phebe "Richardson, dangti- 
ter of 2Cathaniel ' and Marv Richardson, and granddaughter of 
Thomas Rxcbjlbdsox,^ of Wobanit one of the original emigrants 
from Ungiand. 

He lived in Wobura ; was a man of handsome property, most 
of which he save to his son Jesse. 

Zachariah Kichardson, of Wobum, yeoman, bought of Jona- 
than Brooks, of Wobum, hnsbandmait, about twelve hundred 
acres of land on the west side of Kennebeo River, in the county 
of Lincoln, 3Ie^ the same he bought of Jonathan Fox, etc., ^ be> 
ing one*third of three-fourths of. the southerly three-quarters of 
lot No. 11; being three-fourths of {i mile wide and ten miles long, 
the whole lot No. 11 contains 4800 acres* March 18* 1793. pUn- 
coln Deeds, xxxv. 208.] He owned land in Stoneham in 1768. 

He died Nov. 22, 1804, aced 84. His widow Phebe died Aug. 
3,1809. [Gravestones.] 

Their children, all bom in Wobum, were : 

IMl Zachariaht* b. April 1, 1735; m. Elizabeth Brooks, of Wobum. 
.. dec. 30, 1707. He died Dee. 17, 1314, aged 70. She died 

Aug. 4, 1807, aged 65. without ofEspring. 
195a Phebe,« b. Feb. U, 1747-8; d. young. 
+1^1. Susanna.* b. Aug. 13. 1740; m. Samuel Symmes.* Jane 4. 1771.* 
1052. Jobn«* b. ^Uy 15, 1753; m. Mary Thornton, May 24, 1774. He 

died in Wobum, Aug. 3, 1785. His widow died Feb. 2, 170:), 

aged 37. 
1953. Ruth,* b. July 15, 1755; m. Capt Joseph Brown, of South Wb- 

born, now Winchester, Oct. 24, 1776. No children: 

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Jesse,* b. Sept 20,17.\7; d. joang. 

Aniie,*bb May 10. 1766; m. Joshua Reed, ofWobuni, Mar SO, 
17S5. She died in Wobiim, May 30» 1354, agedsa. 


TaoscAS-RiCBA&DSOsr^ {Th{>ma$^ Samudj* Stimuei^)^ eldest 
son of Thomas* and Rebecca (Wyman) Richardson; born in Wo- 
bam, Feb. 15, 1718*14; married 'Mjbhitabxjb ^. 

He was by trade a saddler. He lived on a slip of land, called 
•*the Coanty Gore,** adjoining Shrewsbury, and oetween Worces« 
ter and that part of Sutton which is now' Grafton. The owners 
and inhabitants of this '^Gore,'* of whom Thomas Richardson was 
one, beincr eight in naraber, petitioned, March 8, 1748, to be an- 
nexed to'W'orcester. This was effected by a vote of the general 
conrton the 5th of April following. 

His will, dated 3Iareh 23, 1759,^proTed May 2, 1759, and re- 
corded in Worcester, Prob. Records, vi. 148, describes him as of 
Worcester; provides for wife Mehitable, and mentions^ his^ chil- 
dren in the following onier; 


David.' b. about 1740; m. Rebecca - 
died 1777. ChUdxen: 

He liTed inBarre, and 

lOm. JDovid* 
106L Suftt9.* 
1002. A$a^ 
1068w Rtteh9L^ 
lOOi. Lneretia,* b. 1742. She was of Worcester, a maiden, March 3, 
1774, when she and her brother Peter received their portions 
of their grandf ather^s estate. 
Lney,« b. 1 144. 

Jonas.* b. 1746; m. Mary — ^ 
Peter,* b. about 1743 ; m. dist. Mary Rice; second, Hannah Bond. 




Rebecca.* b. 1750; m. Paimer Gouidinfj^, jr., his second wife. 
They had Palmer (Gouiding), b. 1775 ; d. 179a Tlie first wife 
was Abif^ail Heywood. lie died Jan. 30, 1702. aged 60. 

Thomas,* b. 175:2; m. Relief Bigelow, 1775, b. June 10, 175L, 

eldest daufchter of Capt; Joseph and OUts Bigelbw, of 
Shrewsbury. They Uvea, for a time at least, in Shrewsbury, 
and had: 

1070. Lucy* b. Sept 2, 1770. He died at Harrard. 181(^ 
1071. Sarah,* m. first, March 21, 177G, Ebenezer Richardson; second. 
Feb. 1, 1801, Xahum G<HidanJ, of Petersham, afterwards of 
Rutland, Vt, son of Robert Goddard. of Petersham, who 
was a deputy sheriff^ 1774 and I77:x Robert Grtxldard was a 
son of Edward Goddard, one of the first sectlers of Shrews- 
bury, who had a farm of 9U0 acres.* 


•The notice here given of Sarah Richanbioo imts partly on the authority of 
Dr. B«md, in bis W ar<irto«\-n Geii#*alo<;^es, p. *iiSO, No. *iS6. But be rnake^ the 
wife of KMbiiiu GiMblani, iinlbj Jitrh/inUt, initeail of Sarah Itichaidar)a. Her 
lint husUuul was Ebeneser UkbaiUaoa. \Yhot9 sou he was, does aot appear. 

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.Elcazaa RicBAU>803r^ (^Thomas^ Samud^ Samuel'^)^ brother 
of the preceding, and secood son of Thomas* and Kebecca (Wy- 
man) Kichardson; bom in Wobnrn, liny 2i 1715; married, 1743 
(published An& 1, I74d) ScsjonrA. Cakteb,^ bom Oct. 2(K 1715, 
danghter of Thomas' and Susanna Carter, of Wobum. Her fa- 
ther was a grandson of Rcv^ Thomas Carter,^ the first minister of 

Eleazar Richardson lived in TVobnra. He died April 17, 1758. 
His wife Susanna died Oct. 7, 1754. [Gravestones.] 

■ Children: 

+107S. Eleazar,* b. June 20, 1746; m. first, Catharine — — ; second, 
Mary TV'alker; third, Lydia Upham. 
1978L Bebecca,* b. Xov. 19, 1748 ; m. — — Collins, of Lynn. 


RjLLPH RiCHABDsox^ {Thomos^^ Samu€^^ Samud^)^ brother of 
the preceding; I>ora in Wobum, Jan. 3, 1719*20; married * 

His wife's name does not appear. 

He lived in Sutton, as is proved by his father's wilL He died 
there, at the age of sixty-two, outliving his father but eight years. 
His will, dated Aug. 15^ 17S1, proved 3Iay 17, 1782, mentions no 
wifii^ which renders it probable that she had previously died. He 
malces Capt. James Greenwood his executor. [Worcester Prob. 
Reo, xviiu 195.] 

7 > His children, as named in the will, were: 

19T4. John.* 

1975. Sarah,' m. — - Bixby. 

1970. Mary,' m. — • Harback. 

1977. Jonathan.' 

1973. Abijah.' 


Ebcxxzxb niCHi.RDSO.N ^ {Thoma$^^ Samud^^ /iStimu^n), broth* 
er of the preceding; born in Woburn, Aug. 26, 1722*; married, 
first, 3Ia&t Riciiabdsox; published Oct. 7, 1747. Second, Sabjih 
Ric&ABosox, 3Iarch 21, 1776. 

He lived in Wobum, and died there, Sept. 8, 1788, aged 61.. 
His second wife, Sarah, died in Woburn, Sept. 7, 1815, ag^ 88. 

Children, all by first wife : 

1979. Mary,' b. Oct 30, 1748; m. Josiah Richardson [1842]. 
19801 Ebenezer,' b. Juno 4, l7ol ; probably m. Sarah Parker, of Read- 
ing; published Jan. l;), 1777. lie died at Danvers, about 
Jan. 1. 18:il Sjc^ 90. 
198U Jadlth.' b. April 17, 1754; m. James Wyman, of Wobum,. 2(ov.. 
+10n. Luke,' b. Dec 31, 1753; m. Mary Fowie. 

1083. Jerusha,' b. Feb. 28, 173S. 
+I»d4. Gideon,' b. Feb. 8, 1760; m. Susanna Fox. 

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Dxrw RicRARDSox^ (Thomas^^ Samuel^* Samuel^)^ brother 
of the preceding; bora in Woburu, Sept. 15, 1726; married Rs- 

Ho wa* of Worcester, Jaljr 25, 1760, as appears from a deed to 
bim from Charles RtcIiardsoD, of Sutton [1673]. He was also of 
TVorcester in 1774, when he received his shore of his father's es- 
tate;. His will, dated May 6, 1777 ; proved July 7, 1777, describes 
him as of Worcester. [Worcester rrob. Rec, xiii. 557.] In his 
will he provides for wife Rebecca and children aa below : 

"1965. Aranah.* 
1088. Peter.« 

He also had a son 
1967. David,* as we learn from his father's wilL 


Zebjloulh Richarosox^ (Thomasj^ Samud^ Samud% broth- 
er of the preceding; born in Woburn, July 2, 1728; mnrri^, 
first, Sarah Babron, of Chelmsford, Januaiy, 1756; published 
Dec 20, 1755. Second, Esther Swa^c, of West Cambridge 
fnow Arlington], April 10, 1750. She died in Wobnrn, April 10, 
iTTi. They lived in Wobuni, but removed to Chaiiestown, 1772* 

(-; , Children, by second wife : 

1988. £sthen« bw Sept 5, 1761. 

Zebadiah,'b. Ang: 21. 1703; d. Jan. 4, 1784, aged 5 months. 
Bhoda,* b. July li, 1700; m. Thomas Hooper, June 17, 1702. 



Israel RtcRAaDSOX^ (Thoma$^* SamueL,* Samyd^)^ brother 
of the preceding, and ninth son of Thomas' and Rebecca (Wy- 
man) Ktchardson, of Wobnrn ; bom there, Ang. 2, 1730 ; mar* 
ried, first, Aug. 13, 1762, Elizabcth H(7Tcbi:xsox, of Stitton. 
The Worcester County records describe her as of Sutton, but her 
posterity say she was ivonx Royalston, Mass. She was a member 
of the Congregational Chnrch in Tcmpleton. She died about 
1780. Seaind, July 4, 1784, Miriam Wiieeleb, bom Dec. 4, 
1746, daughter of Joseph and Deborah Wheeler, of Marlborough. 

He was a carpenter by trade, but his principal business was 
asricuitnre. He settled in Templeton, M:i?»s., a town adjacent to 
WInohendon and Royalston, in the north part of Worcester 
Connty, as eariy as 1761. He was there in 1774, when he re- 
ceived his portion of his f'lthcr's estate. He removed to 3IarU 
borough, in ^liddlesex County, in 3I:irch, 1788. At that time ho 
was living with his second wiVe. His son Nathaniel took care of 
him in his last ye:urs. 


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He died in Sl&rlboroagh, 'Sov. 3, 1815, aged 85. His will b 
dated Oct. 27^ 1803. 

His children, all bom in Templeton, by first wife, Elizabeth, were :. 

4-ieDU Betsey,* b. June 3. 17i)5; m. William Cntier. 
4*1002. Joanna.* bap. Julj 27, 17(M5; m. first, Ebenexer Eaton; second, 
Simeon Metcalf. 

Hannah,* b. I7(k$; m. William Morse, 

Azubah,* bap. April 17. 1769; m. Levi StockwelL 

Rebecca,* b. 1770; m. Elihu Hunt. 

SaUjr«bap. Ma5r2.1773. 

Nathaniel,* b. Jlarch 11. 1777; m. Sarah Barker. 








Bath,* bap. May 10. 177d. 

Artemas/b. Feb. 17, 1730; m. first, Nancy Richardson; second, 
Mary Thompson. 

-^- By second wife, Miriam : 

+S00a Lydia,* b. Septi 29, 1784; m. Francis LowelL 


LsMirsL RicHASDSON^ (ThamaM^* Sctfuuei,* Samud^)^ brother 
of the preceding, and tenth son of Thomas * and Rebecca Rich* 
ardson; born in Wobum, July 31, 1734; married AsnrA.PBsa- 
To:r, of Hardwick, ilass. 

He was of Sutton when he received his portion of hia father's 
estate in 1774. They afterwards removed to 3IarIow, in Cheshire 
County, X. H. He is said to have been by trade a carpenter. 

He died in Marlow, April 14, 1818, aged 84. His wife Anna 
died July 81, 1820, aged 87. 

Their children, all bom in Sutton, Mass., were : 


TVllliam,* b. Oct 9, 17;iS; m. Lovina Taft 

Thomas Preston.* b. Dec. 13, 17G0; m. first, Lydia Singletary; 

second, Esther Harris. * 
Polly* b. 170-^; d. a maiden. Sept 0, 1702. ag^ed 29. 
David,* b. July 23, 1106; m. first, Rhoda Gale; second, Lucy B. 

Nancy.* b. 17G8; m. Jonathan Jefts. of Mason, N. H. They 

lived in Stoddard. N. H.. nnd had four children. lie died 

Dec. 25, 1S41. a^ 74. bhe died Dec. 29, 1S54. ased SO. 
+2003. Samuel,* b. April r2, 1771 ; m. first, Hephzibah Tubbs; second, 

Susan Bryant 
Nathaniel.* b. 1774; never married. 
Ebenezer,* b. 177f); m. HuUlah Royce. 








Jonathan Richardsox * (Jonathan,^ SamueJj^ Sarmitl *), son 
of Jonathan • and Abitrail (Wynian) Richanlson; bom in Wo- 
bum, Jan. 29, 1729-3U ; married, first, Dec. 13, 1759, Piiebb 
Whittemobe, of Maiden, bom in Woburn, Aug. 6, 1733, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and EJizalieth Whittemore. Second, AIast Petebs, 
of Andover, Oct. 14, 1779. 

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; He was of^lddleton, 1779; was tixed in AndoTer, 1780-1. 
He died in TVoburn, Oct 31, 1798. In his will he left his proper* 
ty to his niece Samh, wife of Job lliller, of Billerica. ^She was 
the daughter of his sister Sarah, who was wife of David Gould, 
o£ Stoneliani [1720]. 

Children : 





Matthew,* m. Abtfrail ; they lived in. Gofbtown, 51 H. 

Jesse/ of ^efTport, X H. 

Josiah.* m. Dec. IS, 1792, AbffBrail Richardson* d Wobonu 
was of Wobam: a cordwainer. 

Abigail.* unm. iu ITOS. 
These four children, in I7US, after the death of their father, gave a 
deed of some propertjr to Job Miller and his infe Sarah [see above]. 
The deed was xecorded. 1815, among ^lidd. Deeds, voL ccxii Tliis es- 
tablishes the fact (hat they were children of Jonathan Richardsout* 
of Wobum. A posteritj liaro descended from those children, a record 
of whom I have been unable to obtain. This remark applies in many 
other cases. 


Eathxb RtCRARDSON-* (Dovid^* Samuely* Samud^\ daughter 
of David ■ and Esther (Ward) Richardson, of Xewton ; bom 
there, 1725 ; ranrried, Nov. lo, 1750,Elisha Fitller,* bom in Xew- 
ton,.3Iarch 15, 1719, eldest son of Capt. Jonathan* and Sarah (My- 
lick) Fuller, of that place. Jonathan * was son of Joseph * and 
mndson of John Fuller,^ one of the first settlers of Cambridge 
vHlage^ incorporated, 1679, as the town of Xewton* 
lEIisha. Fuller lived near where the Baptist Theological Semin- 
ary now is, and died 1794^ aged 75. 

^Chndren of EKsha and Esther Fuller: 

S018. Esther (Fuller), b. Sept 2, 1751; m. Edward Hall, of Newton, 

2014. ElUha (FuUer). b. Aug. 10, 175.^; d. ^larch. 1773. 

2015. Aaron (Fuller), b. Feb. 26, 11^: m. Hannah Pond, 1784. 
2010. Hannah (FuUer),b. Feb. 28,1750. 

' 2017. Rhoda (Fuller), b. June 19, 1761. 

2018. Patty (FuUer), b. Aug. 12, 1763; m. Sylvanus Lowell, of Kewton, 


2019. Silas (Fuller), b. Dec 21, 1765; m. Ruth Hoogs rHughes], of 

Xe^on. 17'JS. 
202a Sate (Fuller), b. Sept 10, 1768; d. in infancy. 

2021. Kate t FuUev), b. Xov. 25, 1770; d. in infancy. 

2022. Xabby (FuUer), b. May 5, 1773. 

[Jackson's History of Newton.) 


loyxTBA-x RicRARDSoy^ (Dovid^* Samxid^ Samu€i% son of 
David* and Remember (Ward) Rtcharrlson, of Newton; l>om 
there, July 1, 1727 ; married, Oct. 31, 1751, Mart Woodward,* 
bom Feb.* 28, 1733, daughter of Deacon Ebenezer^ and Miud- 
well (Stone) Woodward, of Newton. 

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Ebenezer Stone/ £itber of 3ItiKl\reIl Stone, was a man of note 
and consideration, both in the town and province; selectman^ ten 
years; representative, nine jears^ and of the executive council. 
lie- was a son of Simon Stone,^ bom in England, 1631, who came 
with bis father, Den, Simon Stone,^ ironi Eujcrlnnd, 1685. 

Jonatiian Richardson and £unily lived in Xewton till 1768, or 
later; after tba( ^ear, they removed to \Vlutc:»town, N. Y". Snch 
is the- statement m Jackson's Histor}* of Newton. But if he ever 
set fiK>t in TTbitestown, it nui^t have been after June, 1784, when 
the first white settler, Hugh White, from MiUdletown, Connecti- 
cnt, arrived in that place, then but lately relieved from the in- 
roads* of savage Imlians. To remove to that region [Oneida 
Coanty and vicinity], now so Nourishing and populous, contain- 
ing a million and a h:Uf of hthabitants, w;is then attended with 
hardships and dangers, of which we can scarce have any idea* 
I cannot avoid serious doubt as to our Jonathan having gone to 
Whitestown, being unable to find his name in a copious history 
of TT^testown and of Oueida County, now before me. 

The children of Jonathan and Mary Richardson were. 
Bom in Newton : 

S028. Mai7,<b.Sept2T, 1758L 

2024. Jonathan.^ U. Dec. .30, rS3: d. yoong; 
2Q2S. Susanna, b. Deo. 12, 17^ 

2026. Abigail.* b. Oct. 29, 175Z 

2027. Nehemiah.* b. June 28, 1739. 

2025. John,* b. April 22, 1701. 
2020. Mehitable,* V Aug. 10, 1701. 
SOSO. Hannah,* b. Feb. 4, 17061 
206U Lois,* b. Sept 10, 1707. 
20a2, Jonathan^* b. Sept. 19, 170& 

[Jackson's History of Newton.] 


Ltdia Richardson* {David? Sarnitd? Samuel ^)^ sister of the 
preceding; born in Newton, 3Iass., about 1780; married, Jan. 16, 
1755, Abuau FiTLLEB,* bom Jane 1, 1723, son of Isaac' and Abi- 
gail Fuller, of Newton. Isaac was a son of John/ and the lattor 
a son of the originid John Fuller,^ already mentioned. 

They lived in Newton. Abijah, the husband, died March, 1798, 
aged 75. 



Children, bom in Newton : 

Sybil (Fuller), b. May 27, 1750. 
Kioda (Fuller), b. Oct St. ir>8. 
Lemuel (Fuller), b. Jan. :iO, 1761. 
Esther (Fuller), b. June % 1703. 
Elijah (FuUer), b. Feb. U, lim. 
Esekiel (Fuller), b. Feb. % 17(;d. 
(FuUer), b, OcL 25, 177«». 

[Jackson's Htstory of Newton.] 

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* Datid Richardsox^ {DaoW Samutl^^ Samuel^\ brother of 
the preceding, and flon of David' and Remember Richardson ; 
bom in Xewton, Feb. 24, 1782 ; married, first,. Feb, 18, 1755, 
Mart Hall,^ bom ilarch 7, 1734, daughter of Edward • and 
Marjr (^liller) Hnl^of Xewton. She die<i 1775, aeetl 43. Second, 
Sept* 20, 1778, Ha>-xah Mills, bom June 3, 1748. She died 
Jnne 10, 1809, aged 60. 

He lived in Xewton till about the time of his second marriage, 
and then removed to Pearsontown, now Stiodish, Me. 

The foUowinsr abstracts will be in point. 

April 12, 1773. David Richardson, of Xewton, Mass^ yeoman, 
fbr £160 lawfhl money, bought of Reuben Freeman, of Pearson- 
town, Cumberland County, and of Catharine Freeman, his wife, 
two lots of land in said Pearsontown [now] ; one lot 
contains forty acres, with a house and bam thereon; bounded 
^north-east on the road ninety-three and two-thinis rods, then south- 
"^jeait'on anotlier road sixty roils. The other lot contains thirty 
acres, bounded north-enst on the main rond eighty rods, north-west 
on another road sixty rods. Witnessed by Moses Richardson 
and Aaron Richardson Phis brothers]. [Cumb. Deeds, vii. 528.] 

Feb. 13, 1778. David Richardson, of Pearsontown, bought of 
John Thompson, of sai«i place, one hundred acres of land at Os- 
sipee, in the conntv of x ork. pTork Deeds, Ivi. 34.] 

Dec. 4, 1787. l)avid Richardson, of Standish, Cnmberiand 

Connty, yeoman, sold to his son, David Richardson, of a place 

odled Limington, between the two Ossipees in the countv of 

York^ one hundred acres of land in said Limington* [t^ork 

'Deeds, Ivi. 35.1 

He lived in Standish from 1778 till 1807, when he removed to 
Monmouth, Me^ where he died, 3[ay 27, 1825, aeed 93. 

At his death, his descendants were sixteen children, fifty-three 
grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren* 

His children, by first wife, Mary, born in Xewton, were : 








DaTid.< b. March 20. 17G1: m'. Sarak Wiley. 
Joseph.^ b. Julv .3. 17«i; m. ilary Carpenter. 
Elisha,* b. March 21. lim: m. Dorothy Frost. 
Jonathan.' b. Sept 10. 17(>S; m. Mary Thomas. 
Huldah.* b. May l:). 1771 : m. Ephraim Brown. 
Edward,' b. about 1773; d. young. 

By second wife, H.innah, all bom in Standish : 

Hannah,' ) twins, bom ) m. Capt Jonathan ^foore. Standish. 

Esther,* f Aujf. 4. 1779; i m. — Rich. Tliey lived in Port- 
land; had fourteen children. One of their scrandsons, —» 
Hich, served his countrv in tlie war of the Rebellion^ 

Sarah,' \ twins, bora } she died. ITd^i. 

Thomas,' S April 27, 1731 ; ) m. ttnt. Maty Ayer; second, Mary 



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Kanejr^* \ twins, bom ( m. Capt Artemas Riohardsoa {lOOO]* 
Lacv,< f Oct ^ 1782: \ m. Philip Aver. 
WilUam/ b« Sept. 4, 17$4; m. Lydia Ayer, daughter ci Beiria* 
min Ayer, of Standislu Tliev lived in Monmouth, Me. Ha 
died,lS47. She died 1854. ^"o diildren. 
The last seven* i. e., all the children of the second wife, Hannah 
HiUs» were, at one time, rocked together in one cradle. Three pairs 
of twins within three and a half years ! The father of this nomeroas 
family removed from Standish to Monmouth, the north side of that 
town^ only one farm intervening between his land and the town of 
Wlnthrop. The removal took place March 2d, ISO^*,, . ^...^ 


Sasiusl RtCBARDso^^ (Dovid^* Samueiy^ Samuel^\ brother of 
the preceding, and sou of David and Remember Richardson ; 
bom in N'ewton, Mass., April 25, 1734; married, frst, Dec. 11, 
1760, SJLR.VH Passer,^ bom Avl^. 27, 1740, daughter of Eben- 

r' and Mind well (Bird) Parker, of STewtou. Second, ,widow- 
Sarah HoiXA^n), Feb. 6, 1774. 

He was a selectman of Newton fbur years from 1777. He was 
a lieutenant in the armv of the Revolntion. 

He died Deo. 25, 1803, aged nearly 70. The widow died 1812, 
aged 72. 

Saimrel Richardm>n, of Xewton, Middlesex County, Mass., yeo- 
man, sold, Oct. 8, 1789, to John Cookson, jr., of Standish, thirty 
acrea of land in Standish. [Cumb. Deeds, xxvi. 552.] 

Oct. 1, 1794. He sold to damuel McCorison, of Buxton^ sixty- 
five acres of land in Standish. [Cumb. Deeds, xxtL 552.] 

In 1794. He sold to Dominions 3Iltchell, of Standish, one hun- 
dred acr«8 of land in SUndish* [Cumb. Deeds, xxxL 149.] 

He and his brother. Aaron boagbt and sold land together. 

His children, all bom in Xewton, by first wife, were : 




SamneV b. Oct 28, 1701; d. yonn^. 

4iiindwel1.' b. Oct 10, 1763;. m. Ebenezer Stone, of Xewton, 
XoT. 27, 1788. He was bom 1759, fifth son of Dea. Jonas and 
Ann Stone. Dea. Jonas was son of Dea. John and grandson 
of Hon. Ebenezer Stone, of Newton.* 

Ebenejser,* b. ^larch 20. 1760; m. Rhoda Coolidge. 

Benjamin,^ b. Jaly 18, 17f5S; m. Polly Richards. 

200a John,* b. April 20. 1771 ; d. 1775. 
+206U David,* b. Sept 23,1770; 

m. Sarah Whitinjc* 

By second wife : 

20021 Samnel,*b. Oct 12, 1770. 
+2003. Aaron,* b. Feb. 15, 1779; m. Xancy — . 
2004. Sarah,* b. Jan. 10, 1781 ; m. Reuben Stone, May, 1S05. 


Deacox Jebsmiab Richasdsox * (Davids* Samuel^* Samuel^)^ 
i brother of the preceding; born in Xewton, March 13, 1786^ mar- 

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ried, 3Iay 7, 1761, Dobcjls Rxll, born Feb. 28* 1741, daagfater of 
Edward and 3Iary pllller) Hall, of Xewton, and sbt^r of his 
brother DaviiVs wife. 

He lived in Xewton. He died Dec 11, 1816, aged 80. His 
widow Dorcas died ^ay, 1S32. 

Children, all bom in Newton : 

2065. Dorcas,* b. Feb. 23, 1702. 
-' +SO00. Jeremiah,* b. July 10, 1764; m. first, Hannah — -*; second, 

Betsey w 

3067. Esther.* b. XoT. 1. 1760. 

2068. LttCT,* b. March 24, 1760; m.. Srlvanns Richards, of Dedham, 

2fov. 13, 17SS. 
S060. MarT,*l>. March 29, 1771. 
■■■■• a070. Sarah,* b. April 16, 1774; m. Ephraim Clough, of Belchertown, 
Feb. 7. 17U;;. 
-f S071. Thomas,* b. 177-; m. Elizabeth HalL 
2072. Hannah.* 


Moses Ricbabdsox* {Damd^ Samvtl^^ Samud'^)^ brother of 
the preceding; bom in Xewton, llay 17, 1738; married, April 
. 26, 1768* Lybu. Hall, perhaps a sister of the wives of bis broth- 
ers, David and Jeremiah. 

The record of his marriace describes him as of Brookline. 
After this he removed to Dorchester, In April, In 8, he was of 
Standisht 3Ie^ where he witnessed a deed for his brother David. 
Sept. 17, 177S. Moses Rich.nrdson, of Pearsontown ^Standishl, 
:•', TM>man, bonght of Joseph McLellan and 3IarT, his wife, of Fal- 
•^. mouth, Cumheriand ConntVy two thirty acre lots of land in Pear- 
sontown,. both on the north-we9t side of the road leading firom 
• the meeting-honse to Sebago Pond, and bounded south-east on 
said road vixty rods. [Camb. Deeds, viii. 45.] 

We know of only the following children: 

SQ73. Mehitable.* 

2074. Edward.* settied in Lynn. 

We are told that he had three sisters who settled in Baldwin, Me., 
vi&: Mrs. liaohelder, Mrs. Flint, Mrs. BaccerdohL 


. Capt. Aabost Richjlrdsox* {Davidf Samuel^^ Samwl^)^ 
brother of the preceding; bom in Newton, Oct. 2, 1740; married 
Rtrra Stixglbt. 

He was, like his &ther, a blacksmith ; spent his lift in Newton, 
and was an active, enterprising man. He was an en.^im in the 
military company commanded by Capt. Phinehas Cooke, in tho 
regiment of CoL Thomas Ganlner, encamped on Prospect Hill, 
near Boston, July 6, 1775. Not long after, he was promoted to 
be second lientenant. He was a selectman of Newton three 
yearsi firom 1778. 

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Deo. 11, 1772. Aaron Richardson, of Newton, Middlesex 
County, Mass^ blacksnnth, boaght of John Hixter, of Framing- 
ham, ^1099.,. one whole right of land lately granted to Josiadi 
Richardson and hU associates by the Great and General Coart of 
said province, nf^on Androscoggin River, and is known bv the 
name of Sudburv-Cauada [now Bethel], on the soath of the 
river. [Citrab. Deeds, viii. 40.] * 

Dec. 30, 1773. He sold the land above described. [Cumb. 
Deeds, viii. 184.] 

Jan. 12, 1775. Aaron Richardson, of Xewton, sold to Jona- 
than Clark, of Xcwton, gentleman, all his ri,s:ht in three rights of 
land in Sudburv-Canada, granted to Josiah Richardson, £s<^ and 
others bv the Great and Generah Court, in 1768. [Cumb. Deeds, . 
XL 402.]* 

Jan. 2, 1779. Aaron Richardson, of N'ewton, gentleman^ 
bonght of John York and wife Abieail, sixty acres of land in 
Pearsontown. [Cumb. Deeds, x. SoO."] 

March 29, HoO. Aaron Richanlson, of Newton, gentleman, 
bought of Jonathan Bean, of Pearsontown, one thirty acre lot, 
Xo. 7, in Pearsontown. [Cnrab. Deeds, xi. 242.] 

June 9, 1781. Aaron Richardson, gentleman, of Xewton, and 
Ruth his wife sell to David Bean, of Pearsontown one proprie- 
tor's right in Sudbury-Canada. [Cumb. Deeds, xiL 1.] 

Feb. 28, 1732. Aaron Richanlson, gentleman, and Samuel 
Richardson, ^ntleman [his brother], both of Xewton, sold their 
rights of land in Pearsontown. [Cumb. Dee*ls, xii. 229.] 

"There are six other deeds of tracts of land in that vicinity, 
dated 1771, 1780, 1783, 1785, given by Aaron Richardson, of 
Newton. In two of these instances the sale was to hid^ brother, 
Samuel Richardson, of Xewton. In one instance, 1788,. Samuel 
united with him in the conveyance. 

Aaron Ricliardson, of Xewton, died in the latter part of 1786, 
or early in 1787. He left no will, but his widow Ruth was ap- 
pointed administratrix of his estate, April 7, 1787. His estate 
was represented insolvent. Inventory, £630. His real estate, 
saving the widoMr's thiixls, was sold by auction, and an account 
thereof rendered Doc. 11, 1790. . It appears that manv persons 
had advanced money which he was not able to repay. His eldest 
son, Timothy, had done so ; likewise his brother Jeremiah, and 
Daniel Richnnlsoh. [Zklidd. Proh. Records.] 

His widow Ruth, as administratrix, sold about one hundred 
acres of his land in plantation Xo. 4, April 15, 1790. [Cumb. 
Deeds, xxiv. 148.] 

The children of Aaron and Ruth Richardson were : 

2075. Timothy,^ b. Aug. 7, 17W. 

^SOid. Ruth,* h. Oct. 21, 1772; probably m. — - Lord. 

'The Josiah Richanlson hero referretl to was Major Josiah Bichardson,^ of 
tfaa towa of Sudborx, .Hau. [SealOOtt.] 

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9077. Jonathan,* b. Dae. 2» 1777; m. Lola Parker, daaghter of Joaeph 

Parker, Jul j, 1S04. The j removed to Whiteetown, K. T.* 

2018. Aaron,' b. Feb. 15, 1779. 

- 2070. SaUr,« b. Jan. 10, IISI. 

2060. Nathan,' remoTod to Whitettown, N. T.* 

206L Betsey.* 

TiiADDEUS RiCHASDSosr* {Davidf Samuel^* Samuel ^)y brother 

of the preceding, and yooogest son of David * and Remember 
j (Ward) Richardson; bom in Newton^ May 29, 1750; marriedt 

abont 1777, 3Iabt Sa^tboss, bom in 1754, probably in Liming* 
* ton or Standish, Me. 

r'He was, like his father, a blacksmith; came from Newton first 
t to- Pearson town, now Standish, in Camberland County, Me., 

I abont 1776;^ he lived in Limington some years; in 1800, he was 

I affoin in Standish. He removed at length to Readfi.eld, Me., 

j i^ere he died, Aprii 6, 1S19, aged 69. 

( Feb. 12, 1777. Thaddens Richardson, of Pearsontown, black* 

I smith, sold to Joseph Twitcheli, of Sherbora, Middlesex County, 

I Mass.,. gentleman, the sixteenth lot of interval land in Sudbary- 

I Canada [Bethel], on the north side of Androscoggin River. 

[ [^Cumb. Deeds, xix. 1^.] 

. He also sold to Jesse Dnstm, of Fryeburg, carpenter, a lot of 

interval and some other hind in the same township, Sudburj^-Can- 
1 ada, Dec 8, 177T. rCurab. Deeds, x. 445.] 

1/ Kov. 26, 1778. Thaddena Richardson, of Pearsontown, black- 

I smith, and wife Mary sold to Peter Austin, of Frjreborg, county 

I of York, yeoman, sundry tracts and rights of land in a new town- 

I diini, called Sudbnry-Canada, in the counter of Cumberland, of 

[ which forty acres are on the south-easterly side of Androscoggin 

i River, etc.; also forty acres of interval land on the north side of 

said river. [Cumb. Deeds, x. 358.1 

March 30, 1795. Thaddeus Richardson, of Liminzton, connty 

of York, yeoman, and wife Mary, sold to Abner Libbey, of Lim- 

ington, blacksmith, a part of the fiirm where said Kichardson 

then lived, near the meeting-house, about twenty-five acres. 

[York Deeds, Ixii. 96.] 
May 27, 1800. Thaddeus Richardson, of Standish, gentleman, 

and wife Mar^ sold to Joseph Moo<ly, of Limtneton, about eighty 

acres of land in Llniington, bo the north side ot the county road. 

[York Deeds, Ixv. 207.] 

While residing in Limington, he gave to the parish the land on 

which the Congregational meeting-house now stands. He lived 

near it. 

• Jonathan RfchardAon, bis wifs Loisi, and brother Nathan, all of Whites- 
town, connty of Oiieida. y. Y.. .v>l4 to Kuth Lonl, of Standish [no donbc their 
sister], two lots of land in Scaudinh. October, 1820. [Cumb. Deeds, zciii. 429.] 

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Children, born in Limington r 

9062. A child, d. toqbc; 

+2068. Tliaddcus,*U Oct T,17rO;m. Sarah BteChMi* 

2064 DanieM b. Oct. 22. liSi; unm,; drowned. ISOO, in Twelve MOe 
Pondt UnitT, Me. 

4-2069. Ebenezer.* b. Xot. 6. 17S4; m. Belief Eaton. 

+2066. AtML,* h. Not. 11. 17iS7; m. Sarah Cottle, of Aognata, Me^ 

2067. Mary,* b. Aae. 9, ITOu; lived and died a maiden. 

2068. Stephen,* b. Joly 15, 1792; onm.; d. on the homestead, Julj 28^ 

-f-2060. Jane,* b. Feb. 14, 1705; m. Jesse Eaton Jacobs. 
200QL Joeepli,* said to be a Congregational minister. 


Stspixex Richardson^ {Stephen^ Stepf^en^ Safnxid^\ eldest 
son of Stephen' and Susanna (Wilson) Richardson, of Bi|lerica; 
bom there, Aug. IT, X70*i ; marricil, 1728, Amt Parker, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel and Bethinh Parker, of Rending. This appears 
from the will of Xathaniel Parker, dated 172&-9, prored 17S7. 
They lived in Billerica. 








Children, one son, nine daughters : 

Amj>b. Feb. 14, 1726-0; m. Nathaniel Hajwaid, of Wobom, 

Abigail,* b. Dec. 5, 1730. / 

Stephen,* b. Dec 2, 1782; m. Mary WQson. y 
Lucy,* b. S«>t la, 17^ 
Beulah,* b. Hay 6. 17JS6. 
Susanna,* b. April 2i, 1738; m. OliTsr Pollard, of Bedford, July 

22, 1762. ~ 

Rachel,* b. Feb. 11, 1730-40. 
Bethiah,* b. Feb. 3, 1741-2. 
Hannah,* b. Nor. 14, 1746. 
Buth,*b. Feb. 21,1745-4. . 


HsxRT RiOHARDSON* (Stephen* SUphen^* Samitd^), brother 
of the preceding; bom in Billerica, June IS, 1705; married Amt 
Hazbltdtr, of Billerica, Feb. 20, X7S2-3. Thev were married in 
Billerica by Rot. Samuel Ruckles. The record of his marriage 
describes him as of Chelmsfo^ 

He was a firmer in Dracnt, afterwards in Pelham, if* H. He 
seems to have removed in 1738 ; bnt he might have lived in 
both towns without any removal. There had been a long and 
exciting oontroveny between the provinces of Massachusetts and 
New Hampshire about their respective boundiiries, which was at 
lei^h decided, in 1741, by the Privy Council of £n]Qr|and, in 
fitvor of New Hampshire. This decision cut off from Mamachu-- 
setts portions of Haverhill, Dmcut, and 3Iethuen, which had al« 
^ays been considered as belonging to it. The portion taken from 
Dracut has since constituted the town of Pelham. March 2, 
1754^ Henry Richardson was still living in Pelham* 

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The following abstracts will throw liirht on what haa been said. 
• '^- Jan. 18, 1788. 3rajorEphmim Hilili-eth [see 108] and Benja^ 
.min TTood, both of Draent, for £88 10., convey two pieces of land 
in Pclbam to Henry Richard.^on, of Draciit^ and Ebenezer Rich- 
' ardson, of Xottingbam.* [Kockinghaiu Deeds, li. 68.] 
* ^ Sfareh 8, 1788. Hennr Kichardson conveys to Ebeneser'^Rich* 
' ardson, ** both of Pelhan^** his interest in the same land* [Ttock- 
incham Deeds, li. 367.] 

^arch 2, 1754. Ebeneier Richardson transfers to his brother 
Henry, both of Pelham, hit interest in the same land. [Rocking- 
ham I>eeds, xlix. 28.1 < 

The following childreo of Henry and Amy Richardson were 
bom in that part of Dracot which has, since 1741, been Pelham, 
and now appear on Dracat town records as bom in Dracut. 


Amy/ b. May 22, ITU; d; Jmie 10, 1784. 

Amy/ b. May 0. 1735: d. March 28, 17:^0. 

Heiiry,^ b. April 9. 1737; d. April 10, 1737. 

Amy,* b. Aug. 1, 1736. 

Henry/ b. May 6, 1740. 

Daniel,* b. March 3, 1741-2; m. Lydia — — . 

Rebecca,* b. June S^ 1744; d. Dec. Id, 1749. 

Stephen,* b. in Pellaan, May 2, 1747 ; d. Sept 19, ITIO. 


ISvKSEZER RicBAXDSOX^ {Stephen^ Stephen^ Samud'^\ broth-f 
er of the preceding; bom in Billerica, Maaa., Februaryi 1707-8 ; 

married Ruth • 

''-.Ashorttime— we know not bow long — he lived in Notting- 
ham West, now the town of Hudson, N. H., on the south Hue of 
New Hampshire, and adjoining Tyngsborouffb, Mass., bnt after 
January, 17S?, in Pelham, X. H. See the deeds referred to in 
the notice of his brother Henry. 

He died in Pelham, Oct. 32, . 1768, aged 62. His wife Rath 
died in Pelham, Oct. 20, 1788, in her eightieth year. 

Their children, bom in Nottingham West, were : 

+2100. Ebenexer,* b. Feb. 4. 1733; m. Hannah Littlehale. 
tlia Jonas,* b. Aug. 4» 1730; d. in Pelham, ^. U., Sept^ 24, 1747. 

Bon in Pelham : 


211L Bath,' b. May 20, 174D; d. Aug. 21, 1756, aged 18. 
.12. Zebadiah,' b. March ^ 1742-:) ; m. Kebecca Snow. 
2113. Jonas,' b. Oct. 21, 1718; m. ZUpah Barker. 


Db. Amos Richabdson^ iSteDh^nf Sttphtn^^ SamuA% broth- 
er of the preceding ; born ia Bilierica, Mass., Jan. 14, 1709-10; 

* EphnUsn HikUeth's wife was Jieroy Blohardaon, daughter of Josiah Blch- 
sidson, of CheLnisfonL 

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married, first Sabah — -» She died Dec. 19, 1754. Second, 

Mabt . 

He was a physician, and lired in Pelham, N. H. His will is 
dated April 26, ITdd^ we flml it in the Rockinsrham probate rec- 
ords at Exeter. The will prorides for wife Alarr, and appoints 
his sons £K and Joseph executors. The name * J^li is a mistake 
of some copyist ; the real name was JErL The testator died Jan. 
20, 1766, aged 55. 

His children were : 

+2114. Exi,«b.aboat.n40; OL Sarah Dorant 

2119.. Sarali^^ b. April 13, 174S; a maiden in 1T66. 
+2118. Joseph.' b. March 9, 1745; m. Miriam Hlldretlu 

2117. Isaao/ b. 1732; d. Mareh 3, 1754, aged two yean. 


. JoNJLS RicHASDSOsr^ {Stephm^* Stephen^^ /Samtie/^)^ brother of 
the preceding, and son of Stephen' and Susanna (TTilson) 
Richardson, of Billerica; bom June 27, 1712; married Mart 
CuTTnro,* bom in Sudbury, 1717, dauflfhter of Hetekiah,* grand- 
daughter of James,' and' great^anddaughter of Bichard Cut- 
ting,* who, at the nge of eieren years, came from Ipswich, in 
England, and settled in Watertown in 1634, and died Jlarch 21, 
1695-6. [Bond's Wutertown Genealogies, p. 194.] 

The time of his marriage is not known, but it must have been 
after his settlement in Attleborousrh, and probably about 1740. 
He liVed in East Attleborouidi, an^ was one of the original mem* 
bers of the church in that place— the second in Attleborough— 
which was constituted Not. 80, 1748, O. S. 

In the record of the birth of his children, as sent to me from 
Attleborongh, his name is given as H^nry^ which is certainly a 
mistake, probably in copi-ing, fiir-he had a brother Henry, living 
in Pelham, X, H. [1751]. 

The children of Jonas and Mary (Cutting) Richardson were : 





MarT,«b. Aug. 8,1741. 

Sarah,* b. Oct. 7. 1742. 

Jedidiab,«b. March 28, (1744?). . 

Thankful,* b. May 2tf, 17--. 

Jonas,* b. April i, 17^; d. Dec. 28, ITSOL 

Jonas,* b. Aug. 6, 17S7. 


WttUAic RiCHAiiDSOX* ( TFaZiom,* Stephen^ Samttd\ son of 
William' and Rebecca (Vinton) Richardson; born in Stoneham, 
April 17, 1712; married Kary Cot, of Beverly. 

He, when a young child, accompanied bis father to Attlebor- 
ongh, where he seems to have spent the remainder of life. 


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Hit children were : 

2121. WniLim.<b. Jan. 19,1742-^ 

* 2123. Tlnton.« b. Sept. 20. 17U. 

i 21211. DmricU* b. Feb. li. 1746; m. Abiah Peek. 

2127. Abiatluir,* b. AUrch 20, 1740 ; m. Martha FaoUmer. 

. 212&. ^Uc7/ b. March 11. 1731. 


Stefhkx Richjlbdsox* (Tr^'/tcffM,* StepAm^^ Samvei^^ second 
son of WilUnm * am) Rebecca (Vinton) Ricliai'daon, of Stoneham; 
born there,* Sept. 7» 1714, O. S., equivalent to Sept. 18, IT. S. ; 
married, Xov. 11, 1736, Ha^txah Cot, eldest daughter of Caleb 
Cot, of BeTerly. 

When a chiid he uccoropanied his &ther to Attleborongh, 
where he spent the remainder of his life. 

Giildren, horn- in Attleboroogh : 

+2129L Stephen,* b. Aug. 6, 17S7ry.S.;ni. fint,Haanali Fuller; second, 

Mary FuUer. ^ 

t218a Caleb,* b. July 7. 1780, X. S. ; m. Esther Tiffany. 

2181. Danielt* b. March 20, 1742, K. S. ; m. Sarah Head. 

21«2. Hannah.* b. Oct. 22. 1744, X. S. 

214& Elixabeth, b. Oct 10. 1747, N. S. ; d. 170L 

21S4. Rebecca,* b. April 1^ 1730 ; d. Aug. 20, 1761. 

+2103. Henry,* b.ll3a&;ni.oUYefilackia€on. 

Tdcotkt Rxcbjlsdsox, of Elittery, Maine. 

Whose son he was I have not been able to discover, bat it ap- 
pears almost certain that he was one of the Attleborough Rich- 
ardsons, and a cousin to that other Timothy Richardson who wa^ 
a son of Timothy^ [ITSo], and the husband of Alice TVyman. 
His name occurs iu sundry conveyances of land ; and he married 
Mary Staples, danffhter of James- Staples, of Kittery, Maine. 

May 25, 1741. Timothy Richardson, of Kittery, husbandman, 
bought of Robert Brooks, of B'uUtefonl, three-quarters of an acre 
of land with a house on it, in Kitterv, bounded in part by Piscau- 
qua River. [York Deeds, xxiiL 30.] 

Sept. 2, li40. Timothy Bicharrlson, veoman, of Eittery, and 
wife jiury, sold to Benjamin Stacy, of Ivittery, the ninth part of 
sixty acres of land in Berwick. Said sixty acres is part of one 
hundred acres set off to James Staples, etc [York Deeds, xxviii. 

From this deed and the next, it appears that the wife was Mary 
Staples, daughter of James Staples. 

Aug. 18, 1755. Timothy Kich-irdson, of Kittenr, laborer, and 
Mary, his wife, Catherine Fernald, ot Portsmouth [her sister], and 
Samuel Sbiples, of Falmouth, sold (o John Shaplvigh, gentleman, 


•Wliat U now Stooehain, wsa, until Dec. 17, 1725, known as '' Gliarleiitown 
Ead,*' bocauM it coasUcuted clie utierne uorttiera pare of Chariestowa. 

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and Joseph Staples, yeomaOf both of Kittery, ^all the right thej 
had in two-thirds of the estate of their fhther, James Staples, of 
Kittery, deceaaed.'' [York Deeds, xxxiii. !•] 

Other* docameiits confirm what is stated abore. Hia will is 
dated' yov. 161, 1786 r proved April 1, 1783. He must hare died 
iir tbeintervah . Wife Manr is executrix with son Joseph* 

So far as the compiler enn discover fix>ro the documents in his 
possession, Tiraothjr Richardson, of Attieborongh, removed to 
Kitterjr, in Maine, in the summer of 1741, after having bous^it a 
house and some land there. Not lon<r afterj ho married Jlarj 
Staples^ daughter of James Staples, of luttery. 






•Ti .r 

Hb diildren were: 

TiraotIiy«< b. 174- : bought sixty-seven acres of land in TTells, 
Sept 15. 1T73. [Yerk Deecis, xUii 2SX\ . Lived in Wells and 
was livius at the dateof his father's will, Xot. Id, 17S0, and 
there called the eldest son. 

Joseph,* b. about 1745: wns executor of hfs father^s will, 178d. 
Made his own trill April 30, 1708; proved Aug. 30, 1708, liv- 
ing all his estate to his sister, Mary Kiohardson, single woman, 
of Lebanon, Vork Co., Me. Hence it is evident that he had 
neitlier wife nor chiklren. He lived in Lebanon, Me. 

Abigail,* m. Foetv: 

Mary,* unm. She was of Lebanon, York Co., Me. Made her 
will April 1.% ISU; proved Sept 9, 1824. Her inventory in- 
cludes flftv acres, homestead, valued at three hundred dollars. 
Personal estate 837.;i^. [York Prob. Becords, xxjdv. 138.1 

Elizabeth,* m. William ^Seammon. 

Susanna,* m. — Frosc Had a daughter Dorcas (Frost). 

Catharine,* unm. in i;^ 



JoxAS RiCRAHnsox^ (^nmctV Stephen^* Samud^\ son of 
Francis* and Sarah (Houston) Richardson; bom in Attlebor- 
<W^ July 11, 1714. 

I suppose it was he who married Esther TVellscax, Oct. 5, 
1749; aithongh the Attieborongh reconl, «ns copied forme, says it 
was 7%oincr«~Ricliardson. . But I think, indeed I am sure, there 
was no Thomas Richardson in Attieborongh at that time, and in 
the oareleaa way in which town records were then kept, it 
easy to substitute Thomas for Jonas. 


The children of Thomas [Jonas] and Esther, as reported to me, 


+2I4.X John,* b. Aug. 14, ITiSO; m. Ruth Woodcock. 

2144 Amos.* b. Oct. 0, 175S. 

214a. Sandi,* b. Dec. li. 1757. 

2140. Charity,* b. May 12, 1761. 

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Ebenczsr Ricbabdsox^ (^ranctV Stephen^ Samuel ^)f son 
of Fraocis'and Sarah (Houghton) Richardson; born in Attle* 
boronffh^ Nor. 27, 1729; married Esthsb Cbs^tbt. They lived 
ia AtUeborou^. 

Their children were : 

214T. 8arfth,«b. Jan. 15, 1732*0.3* 

2148. Marcy,* b. Aug. a, 1733. 

2149. Dorcas,* b. Dec 13» 1750. 
.213a Ebenoer,* b. Jan. 18^ 1738. 

- 2131. HannaMb. April 8. 1761. 

2152. Esther,* b. Oct. 2S, 174»w 

2138. DanieM b. March ^ 1787. 

2154. Eezia,* b. March 2S, 1769. 

' 2133. Benjamin,* b. Jan. IX 1771 ; m. Rachel 

2138. Roxolana,* b. Not. 2. ITT^ 

2157. James.* b. April 8» 1735. 

213a Jonas»*b. March 4, 1777. 


TxMOTBT RicHAXDSO^^ (Ttmothy^^ Stephen^' Samud'^)y son 
' orTimothr* and Sosnnna (Holden) Richardson; bom in Attle- 
borongh, Oct. 18, 1715 ; married, 3Iarch 22, 1738, Aucs Wyyan,^ 
bom m Wobam, Nov. 12, 1717, second danghter of Timothy 
Wjman,' bom April 5, 1691^ who was eldest son of Timothy,' 
who was third 5on of Fronds TTyman.^ For the Wtmjlx Fami- 
ly, see nnder Xo. [1557]. 

He lived in Attleborough. His children's births are recorded 
th^reirom 1738 till 175^. The record, however, aa copied, is 
fiinlty ; his wife's name in one place bein.^: given aa ABace TFy« 
man^ in anotlier place as JiSce Wilm<xrth/'neitiieT of which is 

The children's names and dates of birth were aa follows : 

2139. AUce,*b. March 24, 1791 

218a Timothy,* b. March 7,1740-1. . 

2181. Susanna,* b. March 2, tZ^}; cL Tonnff. 

2182. Hannah,* b. Mnrdi 1:L 174.S. 
4-2188. Wyman,* b. 3lay 18. IZ^i m. KiithXaoa. .'i^f*' 

2!64. Abicl,*b. March 1*0, 1741. ;• • / 

2183. Abigail* b. March ;%lTi8. . .^ ^ 
2188. Stephen.* b. March 8, 174a • ^ 

2187. Abijah,* b. March 18, 1751. 

2188. Sasanna,*b. March 18, 1758. 

2189. £liphalet,*b. March ^1738. 

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Sbtb Ricbabosox^ (S€th^* Stephen^* Samud% 8on of Seth' 
and M.nrf (Brown) Rich.irdson; born in Attleb«iroaghf May 26, 
1723; married Sarah Frsxcb* 

They Iire<l in Attlehorough, and raised a family of eleven chil- 
dren^ ail of whom married and had familiee. 


StTO. George,* au Mary Fuller. 

2171. Lydia,* m. Emerson Briggs. 

2172. Rozana,* m. Joseph Pannenter. 
2173L Sarah/ m» Thomas Braman. 
2174.. Silas.* 

2173. Nancy.* 
2170. Phebe.* 
2177. French.* 
2X7S. Rhoda.* 
2179. Ira.* 

+218a Seth/ h. Aug. 27, 1778; m* Susanna A* Balcom. 


JoASHTA RxcKABDSOsr^ (Daniel,* Stephen^* Sdmiul^)^ danghter 
of Daniel * and Joanna Richardson ; bom in what is now the 
town of Winchester, then South TVobam, Sept. 21, 1724 ; mar- 
ried SAMtrsL SwA2r, March, 1746. 

He was bom in Charlestown, 1720, son of Samnel, an only 
ehUd of an only child. His house, on Charlestown Square, 
shared in the general destraction by fire of the whole villas^e of 
Chariestown, on the afternoon and evening of June 17, 1775, the 
day of the battle of Bunker Hill. He then with his family went 
to Concord. After the evacuation of Boston by the British 
troops, March, 1776, he. returned and built another house on 
Charlestown Xevk, where he died, Aug. 6, 1808, aged 88. His 
wife Joanna died July 4, 1796. 

Children : 

2181. Samnel (Swan), b. August, 1747; d. September, 1740L 

2182. Samuel (Swan), b. Jan. 17, 1750; m. Hannah Lamson. He 

serrsd under Gen. Lincoln in the Revolutionary war. He 
died Nov. 14, 1825. 
2188. Daniel (Swan), b. 1752; m. Elizabeth Tufts: d. 1780. 

2184. Caleb (Swan), b. 1754; m. Joanna Burt; d. March, 1818. 

2185. Joonna (Swan), b. 1756; d. December, 1791. 
218e. Mehitabie (Swan), b. 1757; d. 1759. 

2187. Timothy (Swan), b. 1759 ; an eminent physician at Washington, . 

North Carolina. 
2188L Joseph (Swan), b. August, 17G6; d._November, 1767. 
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