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A Survey of the Scovils 
or Scovills in England 
and America; Seven 
Hundred Years of His- 
tory and Genealogy 

Homer Worthington Brainard 




Two hundred and fifty copies printed 

Printed by 

Springfield Printing and Binding Company 

Sprincrfield, Mass. 


This volume owes its existence to the late Frederick 
John Kingsbury of Waterbury, Connecticut. During 
a long life filled with activities of many kinds, he 
found time for productive historical study in many 
fields. The history of his native town of Waterbury 
was of great interest to him, and he contributed very 
generously to the three volumes of its History, edited 
by his friend, the Reverend Joseph Anderson. He 
also contributed largely with both research and 
money toward the history of his own family of Kings- 
bury. Next to his own, the family that was most 
closely connected to him in business affairs and 
family ties was that of Scovill, descendants of an 
original settler and proprietor of Waterbury. Mr 
Kingsbury intended to place a volume of Scovill his- 
tory and genealogy beside that of Kingsbury, which 
was so largely the result of his interest and support. 
He himself collected materials and employed an 
assistant for that end. Advancing years and failing 
strength — but not diminished ardor and enthusiasm 
— warned him that he would not see the accomplish- 
ment of his desire. When his last will was read, it 
was found that he had especially expressed a desire 
to have the Scovill family history carried on to com- 
pletion. This his heirs undertook to do, and engaged 
the undersigned as general editor of the book. For 
four years he has been actively engaged in its prep- 

During the years 1884-98, the Scovilles living in 
Trumbull County, Ohio, held family reunions, and 

formed an Association. Lucius Nelson Scovill (No. 
294) was the leading spirit in collecting records and 
preparing a genealogy. This work never advanced 
beyond the manuscript stage. Some ten years later 
Barclay Allaire Scovil (son of No. 199) undertook to 
prepare a genealogy and in 1895-6 conducted an 
extensive correspondence with Scovilles in all parts 
of the United States and Canada. His work was 
known to, and encouraged by, Mr. Kingsbury. The 
unexpected extent of the work and his increasing 
engagements compelled Mr. Scovil to discontinue his 
correspondence, and this work also never advanced 
beyond the manuscript stage. The present editor has 
had at his disposal the manuscripts of both his fore- 
runners, and their work has correspondingly lightened 
his own. He regrets that the roll of descendants of 
John Scovell of Farmington, Waterbury, and Haddam 
is not complete, despite his earnest endeavor. He 
has not succeeded in discovering the living descendants 
of Stephen (No. 26), nor of Lemuel (No. 46), although 
it is known that they had children, and presumably 
later descendants. Further incompleteness is due to 
the lack of interest shown by Scovilles who failed to 
reply to requests for information, even after repeated 
letters had been sent. Although this lack of com- 
pleteness is to be regretted, it has not been thought 
wise to delay publication by further attempts to 
gain what is lacking. 

The chapters on the Scovilles of Wessex should 
prove to be most interesting reading to their de- 
scendants in America. The first chapter is the work 
of Mr. Charles Arthur Hoppin, a thorough investi- 
gator, who knows how to clothe his results in delightful 
literary form. The second chapter is the work of 
the editor upon materials collected by Mr. Hoppin. 
Although these materials do not concern the an- 

cestors of John Scovell in the direct line, they are, 
nevertheless, of highest value as indications of the 
position and extent of the family of Scoville in England 
in the seventeenth and earlier centuries. 

The variations in the spelling of the family sur- 
name are very numerous. The number of them 
shown in the chapters on the history of the family 
in England is surprising, and almost all of them and 
some new ones appear in American documents. Be- 
cause of this fact, the editor was confronted by a serious 
problem. Should he write the surname Scoville at 
all times, despite the fact that all the early bearers 
of the name, and some now living, used other ways 
of spelling it? He has solved the problem by spell- 
ing the name of each individual bearing it as that 
individual had written it himself. This solution has 
involved extra research, and the editor doubtless 
has made mistakes. He knows, too, that in other 
parts of his work errors will be found. No work of 
this kind can be without errors, although the greatest 
care is exercised. He wishes to receive corrections 
of such errors as have escaped his notice, and espe- 
cially to obtain such records as are still needed to 
make the account of the family complete. 

The book rests almost entirely upon written 
documents. Very little indeed of its contents has 
been previously printed. Of printed sources use has 
been made of the History of Waterbury, edited by 
the Rev. Joseph Anderson, 3 vols., and of many 
genealogies and town histories in the collection of the 
Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford, Con- 

The editor wishes here to convey his thanks to 
all who have in any way assisted him. Miss Emma 
S. Tomlinson, who ably assisted Mr. Kingsbury at the 
outset, has rendered valuable aid. Nearly all the work 

of gathering information regarding the Hnes descend- 
ing from Sergeant John Scovill of Waterbury, eldest 
son of the emigrant John, has been done by her. 
The editor is responsible for the work on the lines 
descending from the younger brothers of Sergeant 
John Scovill, namely, William, Edward, and Ben- 
jamin, all of Haddam, Connecticut. 

Homer Worthington Brainard. 

Hartford, Connecticut. 
March, 1915. 

KMt of Contents; 

The Scovilles of Wessex, 1194 to 1660 
Origin of the Family and Surname in Normandy. — Wessex 
the scene of Scoville Development. — The Scovilles of Turweston, 
Bucks. — Humphrey Scoville forsakes King John. — Scovilles at 
Brockley, Somerset. — Scoville Coats of Arms. — Scovilles in 
Dorset. — Corfe Castle. — Abbey of Shaftesbury. — Manor of 
Alfrington and Scowles Farm. — Scovilles remove to Witchamp- 
ton. — Thomas Scovill and Andrew Scoville of Sturminster 
Marshall. — Robert Scoville of Shapwick and his Descendants. — 

The Cookes of Earlstoke, Wiltshire Page 9 

Further Scoville Pedigrees and Documents 
The Emigrant's Pedigree in R6sum6. — The Main Stock 
continues at Witchampton. — Documents relating to them. — 
Scovilles of Michaelmarsh, Hampshire. — Scovells in Gloucester- 
shire. — Miscellaneous Records. — Scovells in Maryland and 

Virginia Page 95 


John Scovell and his Descendants in America 

John Scovell at Farmington, Waterbury and Haddam. — 

Deed of Gift to his son John Scovell. — Thomas Barnes. — Ten 

Generations of John Scovell's Descendants in the United States 

and Canada Page 133 

Unconnected Families 
List of Families supposed to be Descendants of John Scovell, 

but the line of Descent not discovered Page 487 

The Family of Scobbihull, Scobble, Scoble or Scobell. — John 
Scobell, the Carpenter at Boston, mentioned in Lechford's 
Notebook. — Wills of English Scobells. — Baptisms, Marriages 
and Burials of Scobells, from Devonshire Parish Registers. — 
Arthur Scovell of Boston, Middletown and Lyme. — Published 
Pedigrees. — Five Generations of Arthur Scovell's Male Descend- 
ants Page 497 

Addenda Page 513 

Indexes Page 523 

m^t of Mu^ttatiom 

Turweston. St. Mary's Church. Exterior. Interior. .Page 21 

Hilperton. The Parish Church. Exterior Page 27 

Hilperton. The Parish Church. Interior Page 31 

Brockley. The Parish Church. Exterior Page 44 

Corfe Castle before and after 1650. From old prints. . .Page 47 

Map of the Isle of Purbeck in 1585 Page 51 

Scowles Farm. Ancient House. Wall of the 

Mediaeval Chapel Page 57 

Map of Dorset showing Scoville Parishes Page 64 

Witchampton. The Parish Church. View from the 

Church Tower Page 67 

Sturminster Marshall. Church of All Saints Page 79 

Shapwick. The Parish Church. Exterior. Interior. . .Page 84 

Tarrant Keynestone. The Parish Church. Tarrant 

Rawston. The Parish Church Page 89 

Shapwick. The Village Street. The Market Cross Page 91 

Kingston, New Brunswick. Trinity Church. Erected 
1789. Improved 1854. House of the First 
Settlers. Erected 1788 Page 193 

Reverend James Scovil's Manuscript Page 198 

William Henry Scovill, 1796-1854. From a Miniature . .Page 299 

The Scovils or Scovills in England 
and America 

From 1194 to 1914 

Cfjaptet 0nt 
The Scovilles of Wessex 

1194 to 1660 
By Charles Arthur Hoppin 


This account of an honorable and ancient family, 
ancestral to the Scovilles of America, is based upon 
the original and exclusive investigations made in 
England by the writer; no part of it has been made 
known or published heretofore in connection with 
any other account of the family of Scoville; hence 
the responsibility therefor is the author's own. 

William, Duke of Normandy, illegitimate son of 
Robert the Devil by Arietta [Herleva], the daughter 
of a tanner at Falaise, and a descendant of Rollo 
[Rolf Ganger], the Norwegian chieftain who captured 
and possessed himself of Normandy in the year 911, 
was born in the year 1027 at Falaise, a town near the 
city of Caen in Normandy, and by force of an as- 
sumed conquest of England in the year 1066 became 
the first Norman king of England, resided therein 
and began the era which wrought the greatest changes 
in the organization and life of its inhabitants in all 
the known history of their most remarkable nation. 

A citizen of Escoville (now Ecoville), a hamlet 
close to Falaise, in the arrondissement of Caen, a man 
of Christian name and fame now unknown, did also 
go because of that conquest of England by "William 
the Conqueror" into England, there to remain and 
to gain unto himself and for all his descendants some 
share of the ultimate spoils of that Norman conquest 
of England. Escoville, like Falaise, is situated not 
far from the sea, and not far from the mouth of the 
Seine. To-day all over this district of Norman 
France the fame of Duke William is perpetuated in 
story and song, in stone and bronze, but nothing 
remains discoverable to tell us aught of the life or 
further identity of the said citizen of Escoville. That 
there was such a man, that he there lived, that he 
removed to England, and left descendants to this 
very day in 1914 is provable by evidence that cannot 
be found, likewise, concerning Duke William of 1066, 
the conqueror of England. Thousands are the de- 
scendants now alive of that citizen of Escoville. Not 
a man is alive to-day as a known direct descendant 
of the Duke and King William, and bearing his name. 
Had he remained the simple citizen of his native 
town, as William de Falaise, he now might have as 
many descendants bearing his name as has the man 
of Escoville. 

Whether the citizen of Escoville, whom we may 
call quite fairly, for the moment, Jean de Escoville, 
took his journey into England as a soldier or ofHcer 
with the professional military men, "soldiers of for- 
tune," who crossed just south of the Pas de Calais in 
1066, is a question unanswerable. The name of 
Escoville, as applied to a person, is not among the 
names of Duke William's knights, sires, tenants- 
in-chief, and companions cast on the bronze tablet, 
now affixed to the wall of the parish church of Dives 


in Normandy. Nor is the surname of Escoville 
(Scoville) among the names of many titled Normans 
in England who, quite a number of years after 1066, 
assembled at Battle Abbey to hold some sort of a 
celebration of the Conquest, and who then and there 
became enrolled in what is called the "Battle Abbey 
Roll," as having been followers in one way or another 
of William the Conqueror. The earliest extant mention 
of the surname of Escoville (Scoville) in England 
occurs in the year 1194. Nevertheless, it may have 
come into England in 1066 in the army of the Duke, 
for the man named Scoville of 1194 is recorded not as 
a common citizen, tradesman, or farmer, but as a 
knight, a landlord, a gentleman, who held land in 
capite, — direct of the king, at the king's pleasure. 
This implies that the Scoville of 1194 was not the 
first Scoville in England. His father, grandfather, 
and great-grandfather could all have been there before 
him. This would partly account for the fortunate 
social and material elevation in which he appears in 
the year 1194. Though the Domesday Book of 
1086 contains evidence that the Abbey of St. Etienne 
at Caen, Normandy (founded by William the Con- 
queror), held land in Somersetshire, England, the 
Domesday survey does not contain the name of any 
Scoville as a landholder, or as a tenant. Had the 
first Scoville in England so held, at that date, other 
than as a tenant of a small estate, we would expect 
to find some mention of him in the Domesday Book. 
The most modest ground to be taken is that the citizen 
of Escoville in France who went into England did so 
as among the many hundreds of commercial and 
agricultural Normans and Norman gentlemen who 
crossed into England, beginning in 1066 and so con- 
tinuing for many years. Many of these adventurers 
greatly increased their worldly fortunes in England, 


even though they retained their names taken from 
their occupations. 

Escoville (Scoville) was first borne in England as 
a surname, not to denote its bearer's vocation in life, 
or any peculiarity of his person. It was borne to 
denote a much more important personal, social, and 
material origin for its bearer. Scoville is a territorial 
surname. Such a surname is considered by etymolo- 
gists as denoting the possession of land by the first 
bearer of it, in a sufficient quantity and of a value 
high enough to warrant such an owner in taking the 
name of his property, or of the place in which his 
property was located, as his surname; and when the 
same name was also adopted by a son as early as the 
twelfth century, it is very good evidence that the 
landed possessions of the family were of goodly value. 
Thus the first Scoville in England came thereto from 
Escoville in Normandy as a man (or his father before 
him) who had, or had had, landed property of im- 
portance in Escoville. The only other means by 
which he could have borne the surname of Scoville 
in England would have been merely because he had 
come from Escoville and had come without a surname, 
regardless of his worldly station there or in England. 
The assumption recently made by an American 
genealogist that many men in England took the names 
of their lords or masters, after a custom occasional 
among the negro slaves in the United States, is one 
that we cannot accept. Instances of such an adoption 
of a master's surname in feudal England are so un- 
common as to render the theory practically impos- 
sible of proof, save in some isolated and extraordinary 
instance. There is no difficulty in determining, quite 
reasonably, that the first Scoville in England came 
from Escoville already bearing the name of that place 
as his surname, and so bearing it by right of his im- 


portance in that town, for as it is true that the Scovilles 
are found enjoying the high position of knighthood 
in England in 1194, and as it is true (as will be proven 
hereinafter) that the Scovilles continued for genera- 
tions after that as lords of the soil, we may safely claim 
and believe that the citizen of Escoville, who removed 
to England between 1066 and 1150, had a surname 
to mark upon his baggage [which hundreds of other 
emigrants then did not have], — and, moreover, that 
that surname was de Escoville, and written in England 
de Scoville as records still show. 

Many indeed were the untitled Normans who, 
upon acquiring some sort of a legal title to land in 
England, discarded whatever surname had been in- 
dividually theirs in Normandy, or later in England 
before acquiring such holdings of real estate, and 
assumed as their new surname the name of the English 
property, farm, manor, or village in or over which 
they had obtained authority. As a rule that method 
was not adopted in England by the Normans holding 
positions of political, social, or military importance. 
These higher placed men clung to their Norman 
names, however large their estates in England. This 
fact is generally accepted as being a proof of their 
good rank and intelligence in both countries. The 
Scoville family must be included in the latter category, 
not merely by choice, but because such an inclusion, 
most fortunately, is unavoidable. 

In further support or confirmation of the positions 
that we have taken, (i) that the first Scoville in Eng- 
land did not leave Normandy as a surnameless man 
(as did many of the poorer emigrants), and (ii) that 
the surname of de Scoville was not first applied in 
England as a surname, and applied to a man arriving 
therein simply because he happened to have come 
from Escoville in Normandy, we may quote from a 


Close Roll of the year 1227 an entry which proves that 
the surname of de Scoville was extant in Normandy 
as early as in England (and doubtless earlier) and 
that it continued in Normandy for many years after 
it became a fixture in England. (The Close Rolls 
are letters dictated by the king of England, or ad- 
dressed in his name, to individuals, for special and 
particular purposes; they contain the commands of 
the sovereign upon all matters, little and great, to all 
manner of persons, great or small; and they were 
folded or closed up and sealed on the outside with 
the Great Seal of England, copies being retained.) 

Public Record Office, London. 

Close Rolls. 11 Henry III (year 1227). Translation: — 

"For two merchants of Bordeaux. 

"The King to the bailiffs of the port of Southampton, greeting. 
Peter de Caduliac and Peter Ricardi, merchants of Bordeaux, 
have declared unto us that when a certain ship laden with their 
wines put into Harfleur in Normandy, Ernulf de Scoville, a 
merchant of Harfleur, robbed that ship and despoiled them of 
their wines. Therefore we command you that, when the said 
Ernulf shall come into your port, or if he be to be found there, 
as we have heard, with his ship laden with corn, you shall cause 
his body to be arrested, and the ship to be kept in safe custody 
with the corn and all the goods therein contained, until we shall 
send you further order thereupon. Witness the King at West- 
minster on the 10th day of April." 

Piracy was so commonly indulged in by both the 
French and English, along each other's coasts, that 
the above record of a Scoville should not now be 
deemed as the record of an occurrence very unusual 
before the sixteenth century. 

One of the authorities upon the origin and mean- 
ing of British family names (Bardsley) in A Dictionary 
of English, Welsh and Scotch Surnames, agrees with all 
etymologists that the surname of Scoville (however 
written) was taken from the place-name of Escoville 
in Normandy, and brought into England by a citizen 


of that place. But Bardsley errs in adding — "There 
can be little doubt that Scobell and Scoble are vari- 
ants" (of Scoville). Lower in Patronymica Britannica 
ignores such variants. Our investigation confirms 
the belief of Lower that Scobell and Scoble are, more 
properly, variants and phonetic contractions of Scob- 
bahill, a surname found of early record in the south- 
west of England and derived from the place-name of 
Scobbahill (ScobbahuU, Scobbehyll) in Cornwall, on 
the border of Devon, where was also a manor of 
"ScobhuU" in 143 L There are only a very few in- 
stances of the name of a Scoville being written as 
Scobell; and these instances are clearly accounted 
for as being isolated and ephemeral misconceptions 
of record-keepers. 

The variants that we have found of the surname of 
De Escoville are de Scoville, de Scouville, de Scovill, 
de Scovile, de Schovill, de Scolvile, de Scovyll, de 
Scovilla, de Schovell, Schovile, Scowile, Scovyle, 
Scovile, Scovell, Scovel, Scovylle, Skovile, Skovell, 
Scovill, Scoville, and Scowle. The true, original, 
and correct spelling of this family name is Scoville. 
The last in the list of variants, found recorded in 
the possessive sense as Scowles, is an English corrup- 
tion extremely provincial. Scowles, as a variant of 
Scoville, had nothing to do with the facial expression 
of any man. 

The Scoville name and blood having originated 
in Normandy, that province of France "not less in- 
teresting or worthy of remembrance than that of the 
greatest empires," the living bearers of that family 
name are referred to Freeman's History of the Nor- 
man Conquest of England, and to various books of 
charming travel in Normandy, as the writer has not 
been accorded sufficient space in this book for an 
account of the old Normans of Escoville and its en- 


vironment. Briefly, we may observe that the Scovilles 
of Escoville, like many other Norman famiHes of the 
eleventh and twelfth centuries, may have been able 
to trace back to the virile Norwegians of the tenth 
century who overran Normandy. Freeman states 
that the people of Normandy in the eleventh century 
had become "the most turbulent and aggressive class 
in Europe." Some historians have exalted the Nor- 
mans as having been the bearers into England in 1066 
of the highest culture in the arts and the most en- 
lightened Christianity of that time. Other writers 
have condemned the Norman invaders of England as 
"twenty thousand thieves .... greedy and fero- 
cious dragons .... who burned, harried, violated, 
tortured and killed until everything English was 
brought to the verge of ruin."* Freeman does not 
spare them from much criticism; however, he, as 
a Saxon descendant, wrote as a pro-Saxon sympathizer 
the best short history of the Conquest. The En- 
cyclopedia Britannica (Eleventh Edition, 1911) refers 
more favorably to the Normans. 

As the Scovilles made their advent into England 
either with, or ere very long after, the embarkation 
of the Norman army from the port of Dives, the 
Scoville descendants may find pleasure in seeing at 
Dives near Escoville, or in reading here below, the 
inscription upon the column erected at Dives to com- 
memorate the departure of the Normans for England 
in 1066 (translation): — 

"The modest column which is placed here will tell to our 
countrymen, to travelers and to seamen, that at the foot of 
this slope, at the mouth of the Dives, Duke William assembled 
the fleet which transported his ' powerful army to the coast 
of England, after having tarried some time at St. Vallery. 
It will recall to mind that this army encamped during a month 

* Ralph Waldo Emerson in English Traits. 

upon this shore before its embarkation. Dives was in the 
eleventh century one of the chief ports of the Duchy. It was 
the natural port of this vast plain which separates us from 
Falaise, the cradle of the Conqueror. It was the port of 
I'Hiemois, of Seez, and of the Comte de Alenfon. From the 
plains of Falaise and I'Hiemois the Duke may have shown 
his captains the eminence upon which this monument stands, 
for it is visible for fifteen leagues [forty-five miles] in every 
direction. He may have said to them : — 

" */e vous donne rendezvous sur cette colline au pied de laquelle 
vous trouverez mafiotte.'" 

(I will meet you on this hill, at the foot of which you will 
find my fleet.) 


Lords of the soil, lords of the ville, lords of the petty 
law, the masters of men and of the mart, and knights 
of the sword, helmet, and armor, — such were the 
Scovilles of England during the period of the ascend- 
ency of the Normans over the Anglo-Saxons. This 
ascendency lasted through eight generations of 

Wessex was the realm of Scoville manorial su- 
premacy. Wessex was the chief theater of Scoville 
activity and development through five centuries. 
Into Wessex came the name of Scoville from Nor- 
mandy. Out of Wessex went the name and blood 
of Scoville to America. 

Wessex was the kingdom of the West Saxons, as 
Essex of the East Saxons, and Sussex of the South 
Saxons. Each section had its own ruler prior to the 
year 828, in which Egbert compelled them all to be- 
come his vassals, and thus became the first king of 
all England. Wessex was subdued and settled by 
bands of Saxons who came from the continent under 
Cerdic in 495. In 520 the Saxons first met a decided 
check, if we may believe tradition, at the hands of 
King Arthur, at Badbury in Dorset, at which time 
and place Arthur's mighty sword "Excalibur" and 


his stout Welsh spearmen proved irresistible. The 
heathen Saxons, however, had come to stay and soon 
drove back the Christian Britons to the fastnesses of 
Wales and Cornwall. Wessex comprised substantially 
what are now the counties of Devon, Dorset, Somer- 
set, Wiltshire, and Hampshire with parts of Berkshire. 
In the reign of King Alfred, grandson of Egbert (871 
to 901), it comprised the main portion of the Saxon 
dominion, all the eastern and northern portions of 
England being then in the possession of the Danes, 
although Alfred by a final victory over them com- 
pelled them to be his vassals, thus keeping, somewhat 
imperfectly, his claim to be king of all England as his 
grandfather had been. The northern boundary of 
early Wessex was the rivers Thames, I sis, and Severn, 
Mid -Wessex is the Scoville country. Of the various 
kingdoms of the Saxon heptarchy Wessex was the 
fairest, richest, and at one time the most powerful 
of them all. The Scovilles were settled in Wessex 
before the old Saxon divisions of southern England 
were quite lost sight of in the political and geo- 
graphical reconstruction and subdivision of England 
into counties. After the year 1400 our narrative is 
confined almost wholly to those "Dorsetian fields" 
which have become so popular in modern public 
interest and taste through the lyrics of William Barnes 
and the novels of Thomas Hardy.* Thousands of 
strangers yearly visit the beautiful hinterland of the 
Dorset littoral of which Michael Drayton wrote: — 

"As thou hast heere a hill, a vale there, there a flood, 
A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood." 

We shall reveal those Scovilles in a line of descent 
from 1194 to 1660 that is only slightly broken, and 
where broken, incomplete almost, — save for a Chris- 

*See The Wessex of Thomas Hardy, B. C, A. Windle. 1902. 

tian name of a Scoville, — and still remaining so broken 
only because of gaps in the records that cannot be 
filled now, but which nevertheless leave us deductions 
that are too logical to be avoided, and also afford 
circumstantial evidence that reveals moral certainties 
where the once recorded official proof has decayed. 

"Ralph de Scoville" is the first Scoville now of 
known record in the world. He appears of unques- 
tionable record first in 1194, then in 1215 and in 1227. 
It is now unlikely that any earlier mention of a 
Scoville is findable. It is even more unlikely that 
an earlier Scoville record ever will be found. The 
only important and reliable and official records of 
England, between 1066 and 1194, still existing, are 
the Domesday Book and the Great Rolls of the Pipe. 
Neither of these contain the name of Scoville. The 
Domesday Book is not complete for all parts of Eng- 
land; and the Pipe Rolls are not in any way to be 
considered as containing a general list of the inhab- 
itants, the Domesday Book likewise. The Pipe Rolls 
for the years 1170, 1175, 1176, 1177, contain the 
name of one ''William Escorcheveille " (also written 
Escorceville). His surname is similar to Scoville; 
but the Pipe Rolls were so carefully written, as a 
national record of great importance, and so free from 
errors that we are unable to accept this name as hav- 
ing applied to a Scoville, without further evidence.* 

*Lest the reader take Escorcheveille as a primitive form of Scoville, it 
should be stated that Escorcheveille was written later Scarvill, Scarvell, 
Scoreville, Scorvell, and Scorceville, never Scoville. The two families and 
their names are distinct. 

The following is worthy of note. Mrs. Melville A. Scovell of Kan- 
sas City has called my attention to a passage found by her in a volume 
in the British Museum, entitled "Vie du R. P. de Scouville" (Jesuit Mis- 
sionary). The passage reads in part as follows: "Scouville ou Scoville est 
une hameau de la commune de MohivUle et a tour jours fait partie de la paroisse 
de son chef lieu; jadis du district de PoUvache, il appartient aujourd'hui a 
I'arrondissement de Dinant, province de Namur. Cest de la que les Scouville 
tirent leur nom et leur extraction." (Translation.) "Scouville or Scoville 
is a hamlet of the town of Mohiville and has always been a part of the parish 


Ralph de Scoville had a son of record as a land- 
holder in 1205 and as a knight in 1215; and Ralph 
is not of record after 1217. This suggests that he 
was born between 1130 and 1150. Ralph de Scoville, 
being of record in 1194, as a knight and landlord, was 
probably born in England. Therefore without any 
undue presumption it may be logically inferred that 
he was the son, grandson, or more remotely, the 
great-grandson of the first Scoville who came into 
England from Escoville, Normandy, not so very long 
after the year of the Conquest, 1066. 

Important, indeed, and illuminating is the brief 
record of Ralph de Scoville in the principal court of 
justice of England in the time of King Richard I, — 
Richard the Crusader who was ransomed from his 
captors and returned to England from the Holy Land 
in the same year of the record of Ralph. This court 
was the court of the King's Bench, the oldest court 
of record in England of which the records are pre- 
served. Previous to the establishment (only a few 
years before 1194) of this court of trial by jury the 
settlement of civil disputes and claims was by a re- 
sort to a personal combat, schoolboy fashion, between 
a plaintiff and defendant. Here is a translation of 
the court record which designates Ralph de Scoville 
as a knight, — not a knight by the mere virtue of 
possessing land to the value of £20, every owner of 
which amount was compelled to be knighted in 1278, 

of its chief place. Formerly it was a part of the district of Poilvache, but 
it belongs to-day to the arrondissement of Dinant, province of Namur. It 
is from the name of this hamlet that the Scouvilles or Scovilles draw their 
name and origin." It is further stated in the volume here referred to that 
the name appears among the magistrates, who for centuries were exclusively 
men of high lineage. 

The places here named lie in southern Belgium, near the French border. 
This region has not usually been considered as a source of emigration to 
England in the twelfth century. But if this hamlet existed at that time, 
it is not impossible that a man deriving his name from this little place should 
have reached England and founded a family there. 

In Holland the name Schovel occurs, but the connection, if any, with 
this family of the Dinant region is unknown to me. — H. W. B. 


tKurtoesfton. g)t. Matfs C&urcf). Cxterior 

tCurtocsston. ^t. iilarp'g Cfturtl). Sntcriot 

or solely as a knight of the shire (member of parlia- 
ment), but a true knight of England in both the civil 
and military meanings, or, in words more specific, 
a man owning a knight's fee of land or who had re- 
ceived the honor of knighthood from the king, by 
being touched upon the shoulder with a sword held 
in the hand of the king; hence we have judged, and 
may continue to judge, of the quality of the men of 
the Scoville family in the twelfth and thirteenth 
centuries by this fact of knighthood. Ralph de Sco- 
ville may have been even a crusader-knight in the 
third crusade of 1189-1192 under Richard I. 

Public Record Office, London. 

Roll of the King's Court. 1194. Trinity term. Buckingham. 
Translation : — 

"Hammond Passelewe, one of the three Knights who ought 
to elect the twelve to make the great assize between Walter de 
La Haie and Hammond de Gernum excused his absence by Robert, 
son of William, pledging his faith against the coming of the Justices 
to those parts. But a day is given to the Knights who came , to wit : 
Ralph de Scoville, and William Raviel and Ralph Dairel." 

Thus Ralph de Scoville was the first named of 
the three knights whose privilege it was to choose 
the jury of twelve for an important trial; and he 
came when he was expected, to the county seat or 
shire town of the county of Buckingham. He may 
have been residing in this county in 1194. He was, 
doubtless, lord of the manor of "Turveston" (modernly 
called Turweston), as will be evidenced shortly. That 
he held land in the county of Buckingham is attested 
by the above record, regardless of whether he resided 
therein altogether or not. That he had descendants 
or heirs in that county by the name of Scoville will 
be established shortly, though his principal posses- 
sions appear to have been elsewhere. The court was 
one of which sessions were held in the various counties 
by the itinerant justices. 


Subsequent records indicate that the land owned 
by Ralph de Scoville in the county of Buckingham 
became the inheritance of a Laurence de Scoville as 
early as 1218, — also that Ralph de Scoville had a son 
named Humphrey. Laurence and Humphrey were 
probably brothers. Humphrey is found as a land- 
lord residing in Wiltshire on land granted to him by 
his father Ralph. The latter seems to have died 
about the year 1217. Laurence de Scoville brought 
a suit of novel disseisin against Humphrey in the 
year 1218, whereby Laurence acquired full title to 
any right of Humphrey in the manorial estate in 
Buckinghamshire upon such terms as the court de- 

Public Record Office, London. 

Close Rolls. 2 Henry III (year 1218). Translation:— 
"The King to the sheriff of Buckingham, greeting: Know 
that we have appointed Martin de Pateshull, Ralph Hareng 
[ton] and Robert Amaury, our justices, to take the assize of 
novel disseisin* which Laurentia de Scoville arraigned against 
Humphrey de Scoville before our Justices in eyref in your 
county as to the freehold of the said Laurentia in Turveston; 
and we have commanded the said justices to come together 
at Ailesbury on a fitting day (of which they will inform you 
by their letter) to take that assize, and to do therein what to 
justice belongs, according to the law and custom of our kingdom 
of England. And therefore we command you to cause that 
assize to come before them for that purpose on the day and 
at the place by them appointed. Witness the Earl himself 
at Oxford on the 11th day of August." 

Descendants and heirs of Laurence de Scoville 
continued to hold the manor of Turweston. How- 
ever, we have found no evidence that the Scovilles 
remained in such possession as long as into the fifteenth 
century; hence this early branch of the family has 

*Novel disseisin means a wrongful or unlawful dispossession of land from 
a freeholder. 

i Justices in eyre means judges holding circuit courts from county to 


no bearing upon the Scovilles of Mid-Wessex from 
whom, all indications point, issued the seventeenth- 
century branch of the Scovilles which became trans- 
planted into New England. 

Splendid proof of the manorial lordship of the 
Scovilles at Turweston is found in the Hundred Rolls 
of 1272. These national records of England prove 
(i) that the manor of or at Turweston consisted of 
five farms or hides, a hide being enough land to sup- 
port a family, the whole five hides amounting to be- 
tween four and five hundred acres, a very good estate; 
(ii) that one farm was in the personal occupancy of 
the Scoville lord of the manor, or lord of the ville, 
with the others in the occupancy of his tenants; (iii) 
that eight and one half virgates (small measures of 
land similar to house lots or gardens, and probably 
each including a cottage) were rented to villeins 
(tenants politically unfree), who were subject to the 
will of the lord of the manor; (iv) that one of the 
tenants was able to pay to the Scoville lord six shil- 
lings yearly (about twenty times more by present 
reckoning), as rent and for exemption from being 
called upon to labor for and at the call of his lordly 
master, (but this tenant, however, did have to pay 
merchet, a fine for being allowed by the lord of the 
manor to give his daughter in marriage) ; (v) that the 
Scoville lord of the manor owned the advowson of 
the parish church of Turweston and appointed the 
priest thereof; (vi) and that the lord held jurisdiction 
over his tenants in the court of his manor, for the 
determining of all matters of rental and for the ad- 
judicating of all matters of petty disputes among 
tenants, and for punishing offenses against the ordi- 
nances of the manor. The record of this Scoville 
feudal lordship reads: — 


Public Record Office, London. 

Hundred Rolls (year 1272) County of Buckingham. Tur- 
viston. Translation : — 

"Umphrey de Scolvile is lord of Turviston, and has five 
hides of land in that place, one hide whereof is in demesne, 
with the advowson of the church and two acres of wood. Also 
he has in villeinage eight and one half virgates of land whereof 
Henry de Faringho holds one virgate, and pays yearly for 
his work and service six shillings, and does merchet." 

This Humphrey de Scoville was not the aforesaid 
Humphrey, son of Ralph de Scoville, but, like the 
Baldwin de Scoville of the following record, was, there 
is no reason to doubt, a son of the said Laurence de 
Scoville. Laurence had conveyed to Humphrey before 
the year 1282, by a grant or as a bequest, either the 
whole or a part of the manor of Turweston; and this 
Humphrey was dead by the same year, leaving his 
younger brother Baldwin as his heir. The passing 
of this manor from the Scovilles began in 1282 when 
Baldwin de Scoville alienated one third of it, as per 
this record found in Placitorum Abbreviatia of the 
Curia Regis, viz. : — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Abbreviation of Pleas in the King's Court. Time of 
Edward L Roluti 30, dorso. Translation: — 

"Quinzane of Easter in the tenth year (1282) Bucks, Hunts, 
Norfolk. Baldwin de Scovile, brother and heir of Humphrey de 
Scoville, gives to Simon, son of William de Thorpe, the third 
part of the manor of Tharveston and the advowson of the 
church there, to have to him and his heirs." 

Simon may have been either a brother-in-law, or 
son-in-law, of Baldwin de Scovile, as is implied by 
the word "gives" being unaccompanied by any ref- 
erence to a compensation, and by the plea for the 
privilege of so giving having been entered in the 
King's Court, — the fundamental title to all manorial 
lordships being invested in the king, subject to his 
reclamation for treason or other serious offense against 
his pleasure, and not to be alienated without license 
from the Crown or a court. We are now done with 


Buckinghamshire, save for a reference to Turweston 
itself, as the place where the first known Scoville, 
Ralph de Scoville of 1194, first appears in recorded 
history. Thereafter we are to present two other 
records of him and to follow him and another of his 
immediate heirs into northern Mid-Wessex. 

Turweston is a small parish situated at the extreme 
northwestern verge of the county of Buckingham 
on the boundary of Northamptonshire in the hundred 
of Buckingham, with Bittlesden on the north, Shalston 
and Westbury on the south, and Brackley and the 
river Ouse on the west. The History and Antiquities 
of the County of Buckingham, by George Lipscomb, 
1847, gives a very brief account of Turweston, without 
attempting to name but a few of the ancient lords of 
it. He names the Scovilles, but in doing so errs in 
printing the name as "Stovill" (vol. 3, page 127): 
"The manor was holden, in the time of Edward the 
Confessor [before the Conquest], as the Manor of 
Wenes or Wenesus, the King's Chamberlain, who 
could sell it. It was transferred by the Conqueror, 
to William de Felgeres, who held Turweston, taxed 
as five hides. There was then land for eight ploughs, 
and five hides more. In the demesne were three 
carucates of land, and one plough, to which two 
more might have been added; and six villeins,* with 
four bordars,t had five ploughs. There were four 
servants; one mill, of seven shillings and six pence 
rent; and pasture for eight teams; altogether con- 
stantly valued at £4, except in the time of King 
Edward, it being then worth one hundred shillings." 

"Before the reign of Edward I the manor had 
successively passed from the families of Fulgeres, 
Stovill, and Baynell; but being forfeited to the Crown 

* Villeins, small tenants attached to a manor. 


was by Edward I bestowed upon the Convent of 

Lipscomb, the historian of Buckinghamshire, 
evidently did not see the Scoville documents that 
we have discovered; if he had and had translated 
them accurately, he would have observed that the 
second letter in the name was c, not /, and that the 
manor of Turweston did not wholly pass from the 
possession of the Scovilles before Edward I (1272), 
but is of record as having been theirs in 1282. The 
presentments of the rectors to the parish church of 
Turweston did not commence until 1307 by the Con- 
vent of Westminster. 

Lipscomb gives the list of rectors from 1170, 
among which he names: ''Ralph de St. German 
presented in 1234 by Sir Humphrey Stovil,* Knt. 
and ''Humphrey de Stovill,*' presented in 1271, by the 
Lady Emma de Turweton." She may have been 
a Scoville daughter or widow remarried, for the 
advowson was given in 1282 by Baldwin de Scoville 
to his probable nephew, Simon de Thorpe. Lips- 
comb's reference to the parish church of the Assump- 
tion of the Blessed Virgin Mary is worth quoting as 
parts of the building that were visible to early Scoville 
eyes remain : — 

(The church) "consists of a nave, with two aisles; a chancel 
at the east end; and a very low tower, with a projecting turret, 
at its southeastern angle. The chancel is covered with thick, 
coarse slates; and in the tower are two small bells, cast in 
1626. At the east end is a handsome muUioned window, with 
three ranges of lights; in the lower three large cinquef oil-headed 
lights; above them six with trefoil heads and in the upper 
tier, two in the centre with trefoil heads. In this window are 
numerous fragments of coloured glass, collected from several 
other windows. There are four windows in the chancel, lancet 
shaped. At the east and west ends of the nave are lofty pointed 



J^ilpcrton, Milti. tKfje ^arisf) Cl)uccl). Cxtcriot 

arches; and in the floor many old figured tiles. Between the 
nave and aisles, on each side, are two semicircular arches, 
resting on a pillar and two strong piers. The font is low, cir- 
cular, and has a narrow sculptured border of wreathed carving. 
In the north wall of the chancel, within the communion rails, 
is a low bracket arch,* with elaborately flowered cornice, pin- 
nacles and finial. Inserted in a large slab in the floor near the 
north wall and within the rails, is the effigy of a Priest, in brass, 
but the inscription which was on a small plate at his feet has 
been removed. In the floor of the nave was a slab with figures 
of a male, between two females, one having a close muffled 

The second item concerning Ralph de Scoville 
reveals that sometime between 1199 and 1205 King 
John, for a sum many times larger by present reckon- 
ing than the amount named in the grant, conveyed 
to Ralph the right to hold in capite (as a tenant-in- 
chief of the king) and to sublet lands in Helpington 
(now Hilperton in Melkesham Hundred, Wiltshire), 
and in Herling and Chel worth. The Fine Rolls record 
the succession of heirs, the descent and gift of manorial 
property from father to son, etc. 

Public Record Office, London. 

Roll of Fines. 7 John (year 1205), membrane 10. Wiltshire. 
Translation : — 

"Ralph de Scoville gives the Lord the King 40 marks for 
having such seisin of his land of Helprington, Herling and 
Chelewurth, which his son Humphrey holds, as he had on 
the day on which the agreement was made between them con- 
cerning the same land. And a mandate was issued to the 
sheriff to take security from him for the payment of that 40 
marks, and then to give him full seisin of the aforesaid land, 
which is in his bailiwick, as is aforesaid, without delay, and to 
direct the others who, etc. to cause him to have seisin of the 
lands in their bailiwicks." 

The last eighteen words imply that Herling and 
Cheleworth were not in the county of Wiltshire; the 
words "the others who, etc." having reference to 

*Ancient knights and lords of manors were buried in the chancels beneath 
such arches. 


the sheriffs of the other shire or shires in which these 
two places were located. We do not identify the 
lands of or in Chelworth by any modern map or 
book of county history, further than that this name 
may mean Chadleworth in Berkshire. Herling seems 
to have been East Hading in the county of Norfolk, 
where we have found Scovilles of record in the year 
1270, doubtless some descendants or heirs of Ralph 
de Scoville, with whom we need not be concerned, 
further than to quote all that has been found of rec- 
ord as to them, as the name of Scoville did not long 
flourish in Norfolk: — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Testa de Neville (The records of the holders of a Knight's 
Fee of land, 120 acres or more). Time of Henry III and 
Edward I (years 1270 to 1275). Translation: — 

"Norfolk. Fees of Earl Warrene. Roger de Schovill 
holds of him half a Knight's fee in Estherling." 

Ancient Deeds. Norfolk. A5557. Translation: — 

"Grant by Simon son of William de Bradenham to Michael 
de Wineferthing, carpenter (carpentario) of land in Gar- 
bandesham, part abutting on the road to Lenardrec, part upon 
Thmersweye furlong, part on Ecclesgate furlong, part upon 
Ruwong, part upon Osolneswell, part at Chesewich and part 
upon the headland (forarium) of Chesewich. Witnesses, 
William de Maynegarin, Roger de Scovilla, Eudo de Multona 
and others." (Undated, but circa 1300.) 

Hundred Rolls. Year 1272. County of Norfolk. Trans- 
lation : — 

"Item, the heirs of Gilbert de Norfolk claim to have stray 
cattle in the town of Est Harling, and Maud de Scovile like- 

The third and last existing record of Ralph de 
Scoville first revealed as the first known ancestor of 
the Scoville family, establishes three facts that are 
both important and splendid: (i) that his landed 
possessions lay in four separate counties of England, 
viz., Buckingham, Wilts, Somerset, and Hants, he 
having been thus a manorial lord in at least the three 


shires first named and so approaching in status to 
a position somewhat baronial; (ii) that the estate 
he held at Brockley in Somersetshire descended direct 
to his son Humphrey de Scoville, and became the 
seat of this branch of his family for several genera- 
tions; and (iii) that the said Ralph de Scoville was 
one of those manorial lords who joined with the great 
barons of England in forcing their King John to sign 
the Magna Charta, the great declaration of inde- 
pendence by Englishmen. When these English barons 
and their minor landlords manifested an opposition 
to the policies of King John, amounting more or less 
to what was then deemed treason, the king made 
reprisals upon their possessions; he confiscated their 
estates, and granted the same to other barons who 
were submissive to him. A letter from King Henry 
HI, son to King John, to John's great captain and 
half-brother, William the Earl of Salisbury, evidences 
the grant to Hugh de Vivonia, a follower of King John, 
of land at Brockley, the title to which had been taken 
from Ralph de Scoville. 

Public Record Office, London. 

Close Rolls. 1 Henry III (year 1217). Translated ab- 
stract: — 

"The King to William, Earl of Salisbury. Know that 
we have granted to our well-beloved and trusty Roger la Zuche 
all the lands of our enemies which are of his fee, and therefore 
we command you to cause the said Roger without delay, to 
have full seisin therefor in your bailiwick. Witness the Earl 
at Winchester on the 4th day of April. In the same way it 
was written to Hugh de Vivonia on behalf of the same Roger 
for giving him seisin of the land which was Ralph de Scoville's 
in Brokele, which the same Ralph held of his fee. Witness 
the Earl at Winchester on the 4th day of April." 

De la Zouche and de Vivonia were baronial land- 
lords of Norman descent and the land at Brockley, 
held by Ralph de Scoville, was taken shortly before 


the death of King John* and granted and confirmed 
to de Vivonia by Henry III about six months after 
the death of John. Humphrey de Scoville, son of 
Ralph, also had taken from him some portion of his 
lands in Wiltshire and Hants. This fact implies 
that he was suspected, at least, of being a supporter 
of the barons against King John. The first of the 
two following records of Humphrey shows that he 
was a knight in the service of the great lord Roger 
de la Zouche, and that in 1215, through some prot- 
estation on his own part, and perhaps through the 
favor of de la Zouche, secured the prompt restora- 
tion to himself of some of his land. Humphrey may 
not have taken the oath of allegiance demanded 
throughout England by King John early in the same 
year : — 

Public Record Office, London. 
Close Rolls. 17 John (year 1215). Translation:— 
"Humphrey de Scoville, Knight of Roger de la Church 
[Zouche], has close letters of protection [sealed with the great 
seal of England] directed to G. de Neville, the Chamberlain 
and Thomas de Sanford, and we command that without delay 
they should cause to be returned to him what they took in his 
land of Helprinton. Witness myself [King John] at Rochester 
on the 14th day of October." 

The date of this partial restoration is just four 
months after John was forced to sign the Magna 
Charta. That Humphrey de Scoville was more of 
a supporter of the barons than the foregoing record 
indicates is proven by another record showing that 
it was not until two years and eight days later, eight 
months after the death of King John, that further 
restoration of property to him and full rehabilitation 
in the good graces of the king occurred. 

*King John died October 19, 1216. 

Mlptvton, Milti. W\it ^artsfi) Ci)urci). Sntecior 

Public Record Office, London. 
Close Rolls. 1 Henry III (year 1217). Translation: — 
"The King to the sheriffs of Southampton and Wiltshire, 
greeting: Know that Humphrey de Scouville has returned 
to our faith and service. Therefore we command you to cause 
him to have seisin without delay of all lands in your bailiwicks 
as the same Humphrey had thereof on the day when he de- 
parted from the service of the Lord King John our father. 
Witness the Earl [of Salisbury] himself at Stanwell on the 
23rd day of June," 

Humphrey de Scoville being thus proved to have 
been an adherent of the barons against King John, 
we may say, further, that it is not unlikely that he 
was one of the 2,000 knights who with the barons 
met the king at Oxford at Easter, 1215, and who 
when London came over to their side forced him to 
grant the reforms contained in Magna Charta, signed 
at Runnymede Island in the Thames, June 15, 1215. 

John no sooner had signed the Great Charter than 
he tried to repudiate it and hired bands of mercenaries 
on the continent to ravage England. In this he was 
assisted by Pope Innocent III, whose vassal John 
had become, and who threatened the barons with 
the then dreaded penalty of excommunication. The 
barons next offered the crown to Louis, son of Philip 
of France. Louis landed with an army on May 26, 
1216, and was soon master of the southern counties, 
capturing John's capital, Winchester. Deserted by 
nearly all the barons, John marched his own army 
towards Scotland, subdued the northern barons, and 
then tried to cut off the retreat of the army of the 
King of Scots (which came to Dover to do homage to 
Louis), when he (John) was suddenly taken ill and 
died at Newark in the north of England, Oct. 19, 
1216. Louis, finding that both the church and the 
barons preferred an English king to a foreign one, 
now retired to France, and the nine-year-old son of 


King John was crowned as King Henry III. This 
fact probably explains the apparent ease by which 
the Scovilles obtained the restitution of the con- 
fiscated lands. 


Brockley in Somersetshire was the possession of 
the Scovilles for nine generations beginning with 
Ralph de Scoville. Hilperton in Wiltshire thirty 
miles east of Brockley is last found recorded as a 
Scoville possession in 1272. As early as 1254 an off- 
shoot of the family took root in Dorset, the county 
adjoining on the south both Somerset and Wiltshire. 
It has not been found possible to determine whether 
the first Scoville to appear in Dorset went thereto 
from Brockley or Hilperton [Helprinton]. As Ralph 
de Scoville originally owned both Brockley and Hil- 
perton, and his male heirs separately succeeded to 
these estates, and as no early record appears of Sco- 
villes in Wessex other than in these two branches at 
Brockley and Hilperton, we are at liberty to con- 
sider that one of the younger sons thereat established 
himself in Dorset and there began the branch of the 
family that proved the most prolific and the most 
enduring of any of the Scovilles of England. Before 
analyzing the Scoville records of Dorset, for the 
splendid revelations that we have been able to develop 
therefrom, it is essential to quote the remaining rec- 
ords as to Brockley and Hilperton, and to erect from 
them the pedigree of eight generations. 

Humphrey de Scoville, son of Ralph de Scoville 
of 1194, was summoned to court in 1227, but sent an 
excuse by a friend, William de Brockley, for not ap- 
pearing, viz.: — 

Public Record Office, London. 
Somersetshire Pleas, civil and criminal, from the Rolls 
of the Itinerant Justices, 1227. 


Essoins taken at Ivelcester [Ilchester] in the county of 
Somerset in the tenth year of the reign of King Henry son of 
King John; membrane 4. "Humphrey de Scoville by William 
de Brockelegh upon the like" (a common summons). 

The said Humphrey must have died before 1265 
unless he lived to be about ninety years of age. If 
he so lived then the following item refers to him; if 
not, it refers to the Humphrey of the next generation 
who obtained a passport and safe conduct before 
taking a journey of some months' duration. 

Public Record Office, London. 
Patent Rolls. 49 Henry HI (year 1265) m. 10:— 
"Aug. 14. Gloucester. Simple protection until Easter for 
Humphrey de Scoville." 

The last item referring to the Humphrey de Sco- 
ville of Hilperton, and to his heir and probable son of 
the same name, occurs in the Hundred Rolls, which 
are the results of an inquiry by a jury chosen in each 
parish of England, as to taxable property in each 
parish : — 

Public Record Office, London. 
Hundred Rolls. Edward I (year 1272). Translation: — 

"County of Wiltshire. Hundred of Melkesham 

Also Roger Mortimer holds one [knight's] fee in Hulpinton 
from the Lord the King in chief. And Roger de la Souche 

holds the said fee from the said [Mortimer] the 

heirs of Humphrey de Scovile hold the aforesaid from the afore- 
said Roger Souch The Borough of Devizes came by 

twelve men. . . Also William Paynel, Richard Esturmy 
and Humphrey de Scoville ought to contribute likewise 20 
shillings [about $80 in present value of money] to the same 
ward at the same time for their lands in Lutleton. The jurors 
present that this borough is in the hand of the Lord the King 
together with the castle of Devizes." 

No further records have come to Hght that clearly 
can be discerned as having reference to Scovilles at 
Hilperton, and "Lutleton," adjacent to the borough 
of Devizes in the western part of Wiltshire, near to 


Somersetshire. Twelve separate documents of in- 
terest, and each quite definitely relating to Scovilles 
of the Brockley line, here follow in chronological order. 
They firmly establish several generations of the pedi- 
gree, a chart of which will conclude this chapter of 
our narration. These twelve records are self-ex- 
planatory, and hence may be quoted briefly. The 
original documents of the twelve, with two exceptions, 
are on file at the Public Record Office, London. 

Patent Rolls (The records of grants, pardons, privileges 
and commands of the sovereign, of all kinds, to all manner 
of persons) 12 Edward I (year 1284) m. 6 d. Translation: — 

"April 8. Carnarvon. William de Scovill acknowledges that 
he owes Thomas de Maydenhacch 10 marks; to be levied, in de- 
fault of payment, of his lands and chattels in county Somerset." 

Feudal Aids (Records of taxes on property levied for the 
benefit of the Sovereign or the uses of the Crown) 1284-5. Hun- 
dred of Chynton [Chewton] Somerset: — 

"They [the jury] say that William de Scovyll holds the 
vill of Brocleye from Roger de la Susch, and Roger de la Susch 
holds of the barony of Wygemor for half a Knight's fee, and 
the barony of Wygemor holds from the King in chief." 

Patent Rolls. 13 Edward I (year 1285) m. 24 d.:— 

April 24. Langley. Commission of oyer and terminer 
to R. de Heydon and R. de Coleshull touching an appeal which 
Wymarca, late the wife of Richard Baldry, brings in the county 
of Wilts against William de Scoviel, William de Cumber and 
William de Shadewell for the death of her husband." 

Feudal Aids. 21 Edward I (year 1303) Hundred of 
Chriveton, Somerset: — 

"William de Scoville holds one fee in Brockelegh from Alan 
de la Suche in chief" [one Knight's fee is 120 acres, more or 

Patent Rolls. 13 Edward H (year 1320) m. 6d.:— 

"June 8. Dunton. Commission of oyer and terminer 
to John Randolf, William de Bourne and John atte Fox on 
complaint by Walter Gocelyn and Isabella his wife that .... 
Humphrey de Scoville and William his brother (and 14 others) 
broke the house of the said Isabella, whilst she was alone at 
Ken, county Somerset, took and carried away her goods by 
night and placed her across a horse, and against her will con- 
ducted her to Ocle by Newent in the forest of Dene and detained 



her in prison there." By privy seal. [This was a case of 
forcible ejection, for reasons now unknown.] 

Entries in the Papal Registers at Rome, Italy, relating 
to Great Britain and Ireland. Papal Letters. 

Regesta, vol. xcv. 1330. 12 Kal. July f. 183 d. The Pope 
at Avignon (France). Translation: — 

"To William Scovile of the diocese of Bath, the son of a 
priest: Dispensation, at the request of the King, whose clerk 
he is, to be ordained and hold a benefice." [This diocese in- 
cluded Somersetshire, and William de Scovile was a curate.] 

Regesta vol. xcviii. 1331. 10 Kal. March, f. 422. The Pope 
at Avignon. Translation: — 

"The office of a notary public is to be conferred on two 
persons nominated by the archbishop of Armagh [in Ireland]: 
on William Scoville of the diocese of Bath." 

Placita de Banco. (Court of Common Pleas) 1 Edward III 
(year 1327) Trinity term. m. 112 d. Translation:— 

"Somerset. The sheriff was ordered — Since Margery, who 
was the wife of Thomas Fraunkeleyn of Bacwell (adjoining 
Brockley) in the court of Lord Edward the late King, father 
of the present King, in the Octave of St. Michael in the 20th 
year of his reign by decision of the same Court, recovered her 
seisin against Humphrey de Scoville & Simunda, his wife, of 
the third part oi 5}4 acres of land, with appurtenances, in 
Bacwell; and against Lucy who was the wife of Richard de 
Rodeneye of the third part of 1>^ acres of land, with ap- 
purtenances, in the same vill, as of her dower. And execution 
of the same judgment, because the aforesaid father, etc. aban- 
doned the rule of the kingdom, (Edward II deposed in 1327), 
still remains to be done, — that by good and legal men of his 
county he [the sheriff of Somerset] should make known to the 
aforesaid Humphrey, Simunda and Lucy that they should be 
here on this day, that is 15 days from the day of Holy Trinity, 
to show if they had anything on their behalf or could say why 
the aforesaid Margery ought not to have her seisin of the afore- 
said thirds with appurtenances as aforesaid, if etc. And they 
did not come. And the Sheriff now gives information that 
he made known to the aforesaid Humphrey, Simunda and 
Lucy according to the tenor of that writ, etc. by John de Wyke 
& William Golderewe. Therefore let execution be done, etc. 

(This last document by the words "as of her dower" 
and "thirds" indicates that IMargery was the sister 
of Humphrey and Lucy.) 


Placita de Banco. Easter term, 2 Edward III (1328) m. 45. 
Translation: — 

"Somerset. Walter de Waleys, clerk, presented himself on 
the 4th day against Humfrey de Scovill, Robert Bavent, William 
Huwet, Adam le Webber, William Odyham of Bacwell, Philip 
Lovell, chaplain, Henry Bendeville, Roger Gloston', chaplain, 
Thomas Gloston', chaplain, Nicholas de Whytyngton, Roger 
Richeman of Bradefeldesdoune, Richard atte Yete, John the 
monks son By the more, Richard Ponnok, Richard son of Walter 
the Clerk, Philip Forel of Bacwell, Robert Nyweman & Richard 
son of Thomas the Bole on the plea why by violence and arms 
they took the goods and chattels of the said Walter, which they 
found to the value of £100 at Flexbarthorne and carried them 
away, and did insult to his men and servants in the same place, 
and beat, wounded and ill-treated them, by which the same 
Walter lost the service of all the same men & servants aforesaid 
for a great while, and they inflicted other enormities on him, 
to the heavy loss of the same Walter and against the peace, etc. 
And they did not come. And the Sheriff received orders to 
attach them, etc. And the Sheriff gives information that the 
writ came too late. Wherefore as before that they be attached 
here in the Octave of St. Michael, etc. and Whereupon, etc." 

The plaintiff was a priest, and priests were some- 
times avaricious in those days, incurring the enmity 
of parishioners. 

Feudal Aids. 19 Edward III (1346):— 

"Somerset. Hundred of Chyweton. From Humphrey de 
Scovill for one fee in Brockelegh, which William de Scoville 
formerly held there — 11 shillings." 

"Hundred of Wynterstok. From Humphrey de Scovill, 
Robert de Wykham and James atte Boxe, for one fee in Claver- 
ham, which the heir of John le Sor formerly held there — 40s." 

"Year 1428. From the heir of Viell for one knight's fee 
in Claverham which Humphrey Scovill, Robert de Wykeham 
and James atte Box formerly held — 6s 8d." 

Gloucestershire Charters. I 1363: — 

" Alvrynton. William de Shareswell and William de Gersyn- 
don appoint John Lucy and William Genet their attorneys 
to accept seisin in their name of all messuages, lands, etc. which 
Robert Scovile held in Alvrynton. Dated at Alvrynton the 
Saturday in the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. 
37th Edward III (1363)." 

Placita De Banco Roll. Easter term. 21 Richard II (1398) 
m. 90: — 


Somerset. Edward Seymour, Knight, sues Robert Hayward 
and others, the bailiffs of Humphrey Scovylle, for an illegal 
distress in Brokkely. This plea quotes a part of the pedigree 
of the said Humphrey de Scovylle in connection with his ancestors 
who held the lordship thereof, after the grant claimed to have 
been made to Robert de Acton. 

William de Scovylle, lord of Brokkeley= 


Humphrey de Scovylle= 


William de Scovylle= 


Humphrey de Scovylle= 
living 21 Richard H (1398) 

The plaintiff, Edward Seymour, claimed common 
of pasture in Brockley by a grant of the first William 
de Scovylle, lord of Brockley, and he gives the an- 
cestry of his wife in connection therewith, viz.: — 

Robert de Acton= 


I I 

Roger de Acton Robert de Acton= 

died without issue I 

I I 

Richard de Acton Margaret de Acton= 

died without issue Edward Seymour, Knight, 


ScoviLLE Coats of Arms. 
It is worth noting that the public display by the 
armorial families of England of the coats-of-arms of 
their ancestors upon various kinds of private prop- 
erty, whereon such a display is interpreted by the 
Government of England as constituting a "use" of 
the arms, has declined very greatly of late years. It 
is now almost the rule to avoid such use of armorial 
bearings. Two factors that have led to this decline 
are good judgment in view of the democratic tend- 
encies of recent times and the annual tax of two 


pounds ten shillings (thirteen dollars) for a license to 
"use" a coat-of-arms in England. The tax has 
been avoided by many families, not as a matter of 
economy, but for principle, on the ground that they 
should not be taxed upon personal property so in- 
trinsically valueless as a coat-of-arms, their inherited 
right to the possession of which bearing is non-taxable. 
One of the heralds of the College of Arms of London 
was recently convicted in court and paid his fine for 
using his coat-of-arms without a license. 

The Herald's Court, which formerly held sessions 
at the College of Arms, London, for the purpose of 
granting or confirming coats-of-arms to individuals, 
has been defunct for generations. The College itself, 
so far as concerns coats-of-arms, has ceased to be an 
official institution, a part of the Government, as 
formerly. Its activities in those respects are now 
upon a commercial basis. 

Only three coats-of-arms need be considered as 
in any way belonging by any possibility to the Sco- 
ville families in general, viz. : — 

(1) Schovel of Holland. Azure, a fesse of gold between 
three shoveller ducks of silver, with beaks and limbs of gold. 
{Armorial Generale, J. B. Rietstap, vol. 2, page 729.) 

This first bearing should not be considered as 
having any possible relation to John and Arthur 
Scoville, the founders of their family in New England, 
or to any of their ancestors in England. 

(2) "Scowles. Jasper Scowles of Charlton, parish of Wan- 
tage, Berkshire [England]. Gules, on a chevron between three 
escallops argent, as many mullets of the field. Crest, a demi- 
lion, rampant, ermine, holding in his paw an escallop argent. 
Granted 10 July 1613." (Fairbairn's Book of Crests, vol. 1, 
page 497, and Encyclopedia Heraldica, William Berry, vol. 5, 
fo. 5, page 2.) 

This second bearing also should not be considered 
as having any possible relation to John and Arthur 

Scoville, the founders of their family in New England, 
or to any of their ancestors in England. 

(3) When the herald of the College of Arms, in 
the year 1623, made his visitation of Somersetshire 
to receive proofs from the gentlemen of that county 
of their right to bear coats-of-arms, evidence thereon 
was supplied to him then by the descendants of that 
Nicholas Harvy who had married a Scoville daughter 
and heiress some generations before 1623. This evi- 
dence consisted of a pedigree, duly attested by the 
descendant and accepted by the herald. It was 
accompanied by a description of the arms borne by 
the family of Harvy. This bearing contained the 
coat-of-arms of Scoville quartered on the Harvy 
shield with the arms of the Harvys, and was so borne 
by right of the Harvy-Scoville marriage indicated in 
the pedigree submitted under oath to the herald. 
The Scoville arms therein are thus described : — 

"Or, a fesse gules between three mascles azure." 

{The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the year 1623, 

page 47, published by the Harleian Society, and taken from 

Harleian MS. No. 1141.) 

This third bearing was the coat-of-arms of the 
Scovilles of Brockley, Somersetshire, last represented 
there in the direct male line by John "Scovile," "the 
third part of whose land did descend to Nicho. Harvy, 
and the other two parts to Elinor and Alice, the 
sisters of Elizabeth (Scoville) Harvy." This pedigree 
may be accepted as indicating that this Scoville 
coat-of-arms was borne by Humphrey Scoville, father 
of the said John "Scovile." As Humphrey seems to 
have had a son "of age" in 1416 or 1420, his birth 
may be placed circa 1360-1370. This coat-of-arms 
may have been originally granted to this Humphrey 
Scoville; if so, it can have no known direct bearing 
upon the early Scoville emigrants to New England, 

or to their living descendants. However it is none 
the less likely that this Scoville coat-of-arms was 
created before the time of this Humphrey Scoville, 
born circa 1360-1370. It is not unreasonable to 
consider that some form of this bearing was used by 
Sir Ralph de Scoville, a knight in the year 1194 and 
lord of the manors of Brockley, Turweston, etc. It 
is even possible that some feature of the device was 
used as a personal mark, or emblem, by the first 
Scoville who settled in England; but the further 
back we place the coat-of-arms prior to 1400, the less 
probable becomes its actual existence so anciently. 
When or by whom this bearing was first designed or 
adopted cannot now be determined, but it should 
be remembered that the most important Scovilles 
in the affairs of England were those of the twelfth 
and thirteenth centuries. The arms are now of 
actual, original record only in connection with the 
Scovilles of Brockley. William de Scoville was at- 
torney for the abbess of Shaftesbury in Dorset in the 
year 1214; and the Dorset branch of the family was 
surely established in that county during the first half 
of the thirteenth century. Unless the coat-of-arms 
was used by him, or before him, or by his immediate 
successors, the Scovilles later of Dorset could not 
claim and the Scovilles now in America cannot claim 
the right to use the arms by virtue of a direct descent 
from any Scoville of England to whom they were 
originally granted, or who at any time in England 
inherited and bore them; but as the line of the Sco- 
villes of Brockley, as far as discoverable, became 
extinct long before the founding of New England, 
it is well that this coat-of-arms should be esteemed 
by those who now bear the name of Scoville, like any 
other item or fact of data upon the ancient Scovilles, 
as something to he preserved. This coat-of-arms is 


very old in English heraldry. It appears to have 
been borne at least five hundred years ago. If it is 
to be preserved, there is another fact of interest in 
that connection: living Scovilles of England are 
extremely few in number compared to the Scovilles 
now in the United States; and the latter now far 
outnumber all the bearers of their surname who ever 
lived, contemporaneously, an3^where else in the world. 
There is no known crest and no motto belonging 
to the coat-of-arms of the Scoville family anciently 
of Brockley, Somersetshire. The only permissible 
representation of this bearing, in black and white, 
or in colors, is that of a simple shield of gold, bearing 
the fesse of red, and the three mascles of blue open 
in the center and showing the gold field beneath. A 
ribbon bearing the name Scoville may be added beneath 
the shield.* Before our investigations in England 
began, it was believed in some quarters that the 
Scobell (Scobbahill) family of England was a branch 
of the Scovilles; and the Scobell crest of a fleur-de-lis 
has been published in America as a part of the Sco- 
ville coat-of-arms. That was incorrect. Equally im- 
possible was the application to the Scovilles of the 
motto of the Colville family, ''Ad Finem Fidelis." 

"Or" is a French word, signifying gold, represented in 
English heraldry also by a yellow color. Heraldic writers assert 
that it represents the cardinal Christian and worldly virtues. 

"Mascle" (in French made; in Latin macula retium, cassium, 
or rhombules evacuatos) is a figure of lozenge form, but always 
perforated or voided, so that the field appears through the 
opening. It differs from the shape of the fusil, in being shorter, 
with the angles less obtuse. Some writers have imagined that 
muscles represented the meshes of a net. Coats, in his Dictionary 
of Heraldry, is of opinion that the Lords of Rohan were the 
first who bore mascles in their arms, and although descended 
from the ancient kings and princes of Brittany, adopted this 

*A cut of these arms may be seen on the title page of this volume. 

bearing, because in the vicinity of Rohan, afterwards erected 
into a duchy, there was abundance of small flints, which being 
cut in two, present the figure of a mascle on the inside of them; 
and that the carp in the fish ponds of that duchy have the 
same kind of a mark upon their scales, the which, being very 
extraordinary and peculiar to that country, the ancient lords 
of it, observing this wonderful natural appearance upon the 
stone and fish, took them as bearings in their arms to transmit 
them to posterity, giving them the name of mascles, from the 
Latin word macula, signifying a spot or blemish, and from 
which some of their descendants took for device or motto, 
these words. Sine macula macla, a mascle without a spot. 

"Fesse" (French, fasce, Lsitm fascia) is one of the ordinaries, 
formed by two horizontal lines drawn across the field, and, 
according to most writers, should contain one third part of 
the escocheon. The fesse is supposed to represent the middle 
belt, or girdle of honor. The fesse, like other ordinaries, should 
be wider when charged (i. e., having heraldic figures upon it), 
than when it is borne plain, and perhaps one third of the field 
would then appear proportionable. 

"Gules," one of the colors in heraldry, and signifies red. 

{Encyclopedia Heraldica, vi. ff. 37, 3Dz, Eb2, Ee2.) 

The pedigree of the Scovilles of Brockley which 
follows is based upon the documents hereinbefore 
quoted down to that Humphrey de Scoville who 
married Elinor Panes. After that it is an exact copy 
of the pedigree given in the Visitation of Somerset 
in 1623, already referred to in the text. 

This pedigree indicates that John and Joan (Bavent) 
Scoville left no son, and that a portion of the Scoville 
estate at Brockley descended to their three daughters. 
The widow Joane Scoville married secondly William 
Gascoigne, who became possessed thereby of one 
knight's fee of land at Brockley. This is confirmed 
by another record, viz.: — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Feudal Aids, 6 Henry VI (1428). 

"Hundred of Cheweton, Somerset. From William Gas- 
coigne for one Knight's fee in Brokelegh which Humphrey de 
Scovill formerly held 6s 8d." 


Pedigree of Scoville of Brockley, Somerset, etc. 

(As indicated by the foregoing records.) 

Pedigree A. 

Ralph de Scoville, = 

A Knight 1194, with lands in 
Hilperton, Herling, Chelworth, 
Turweston and Brockley. 

Humphrey de Scoville = 
of Hilperton, Wilts. 

Laurence de Scoville 
of Turweston, 

[William de Scoville 
Attorney of 1214 
at Corfe Castle. 
[Of record herein- 

Humphrey de Sco- 
of Hilperton and 

William de Sco- 
of Brockley, 

Humphrey de Sco- 
A priest at Tur- 
weston in 1271. 

Baldwin de Sco- 
of Turweston. 

William de 
of Brock- 

Humphrey de 

Scoville = Simunda 
of Brockley. 

Margery de Sco- Lucy de Sco- 

Mar. Thomas 
Frankeleyn of 
Bacwell. Sued 
and Lucy in 

Richard de 
of Bacwell. 

William de Scovill William de Scoville = 
King's cleric and of Brockley. 
"son of a priest." 

Humphrey de Scoville = 
of Brockley 1398; 
was seized of the 
manor of Brockley 
in Com. Somerset a° 
3 Henry V [1416]. 

Robert de Scoville; 
had land at Al- 
vrinton to 1363. 

Elinor dau. and heir of 

Panes, by whom ye lands in 
Pilton, Puzidge and Glaston 
[bury] etc., descend. 

John Scovile = Joane daughter and coheir of Robert Bavent, by 
whom the land in Barrome did descend. Who 
married (2) Wm. Gascoigne. 








Nicho Harvy= Elizabeth Scovile Elinor Scovile = 
was made a dau. of John Humphrey 
Knight at Scovile, the 3d 
Tewkesburie part of whose 
field and was land did de- 
styled of the scend to Nicho 
manor of Est- Harvy. 
burie in Godle- 
myne in Com. 



Alice Scovile = 
(1) Thomas 
Gilbert; (3) 
— Monta- 

Thus the eighth generation of the Scovilles of 
Brockley ended the landed dominion of this family 
in that place. Thus ended two hundred and twenty- 
six years of recorded Scoville manorial lordship. 
Nowhere in England have we found a Scoville after 
1420 as the lord of a manor. A feudal manor was 
a certain circuit of ground granted by the king to 
some baron, or man of worth, as an inheritance for 
him and his heirs with the exercise of such jurisdic- 
tion, within the same compass, as the king saw fit 
to grant and subject to the performance of such 
services and yearly rents as were by the grant re- 

Brockley is a small parish nine miles southwest 
from the port of Bristol on the Severn Sea, and three 
miles north from Wrington, on the main highway from 
Bristol to Weston super Mare, and two miles from 
the Great Western Railway station of Bacwell. Rev. 
John CoUinson, in his History and Antiquities of the 
County of Somerset, wrote of Brockley: — 

"The situation is very pleasant and consists of a great 
variety of surface; and from some parts the prospects are very 
beautiful. About a quarter of a mile eastward of the church 
is a very fine romantick glen, called Brockley Combe, about 
half-a-mile in length, and very narrow; each side being a steep 
slope formed of rugged rocks mixed with timber trees, yews, 
forest and other shrubs that grow out of the crevices of the 
stone. In the deepest part the trees are very lofty and the 
rocks almost inaccessible to the height of nearly three hundred 
feet, projecting in many places through and towering above 
the tops of the branches with a rude and astonishing grandeur. 
The steep ascent and rugged surface of the rocks on each side 
are rendered very romantick by the fantastically twisted forms 
of the roots of many trees and shrubs which spring from the 
crevices, and spread their branches in the most picturesque 
manner. Along the bottom is a fine gravel walk, and nearly 
in the center of the Combe is a neat cottage where many resort 
to drink tea in the summer season. Also in Brockley are great 
quantities of stone, composed of a great number of columnar 
divisions, like the Giant's Causeway in Ireland; also a yew 

IHrocklep. Wi)t $attst{) Cijurct) 

tree seventeen feet in circumference. On a Harvey grave- 
stone, dated 1652, in the chancel floor of the parish church of 
St. Nicholas, were the arms of Harvey, sable, a fesse or, between 
three squirrels sejant argent, cracking nuts, or. Crest, a squirrel 
sejant argent, tail or, cracking a nut, or.'' 

Sable, black; or, gold; argent, silver; sejant, sitting. 

Readers of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge will 
remember his love for Brockley Combe, expressed 
in his lines: — 

"With many a pause and oft reverted eye 
I climb the coomb's ascent; sweet songsters near 
Warble in shade their wildwood melody : 
Far off, the unvarying cuckoo soothes my ear, 
Up scour the starling stragglers of the flock 
That on green plots o'er precipices browse: 
From the forced fissures of the naked rock 
The yew tree bursts! Beneath its dark green boughs 
(Mid which the May-thorn blends its blossoms white). 
Where broad smooth stones jut out in mossy seats 
I rest; and now have gained the topmost site. 
Ah ! what a luxury of landscape meets 
My gaze! Proud towers and cots more dear to me; 
Elm-shadowed fields, and prospect-bounding sea." 


It was stated on page eighteen that a branch of 
the family of Scoville of England became fixed in the 
thirteenth century, in Dorset, the county in Wessex 
bordering upon the south of Somersetshire and Wilt- 
shire, and distant from Hilperton and Brockley some 
thirty-five miles. Therefore, of necessity, we have 
come to Dorset, — into the parish of Corfe Castle, on 
the Isle of Purbeck, therein. We shall show that 
in this parish Scovilles, though few in number, abode 
for a hundred years before one of them removed 
therefrom, a few miles northward, to Wichampton 
and Sturminster Marshall, which, with Shapwick 
and the immediate vicinage of these three parishes 
of mid- Dorset, form the little realm wherein we are 


to uncover Scoville history most interesting and 
important to Americans because in this district, we 
believe, were born the emigrants to New England, 
John and Arthur Scoville. [Each of them wrote his 
name Scovell. — Ed.] 

It was stated on page eighteen that it has been 
found impossible for us to erect an unbroken pedigree 
in a direct Hne of descent from 1194 to 1650. Such 
a complete achievement nowadays is so seldom pos- 
sible as to be unexpected. We shall point out in the 
tables of descent the several indefinite spots, or what 
may be called links weak from a want of records, 
that have been long lost or that may lie hidden in 
place unknown or at present unattainable. The 
reader, be he a Scoville or a critic whose delight is 
in destructiveness, is free to study the records and to 
suit his own fancy regarding them, if he care to go 
astray from the conclusions herein attained. He is 
invited to try to weaken any link, if he will, or to 
strengthen it, if he can. In unraveling the tangled 
threads and illuminating the obscurity of ancient 
records, — always a task requiring patience and the 
intuitive perception born of experience and of love for 
the work, and at times amounting almost to an in- 
spiration, — we wear no crown of infallibility, nor 
shall we borrow any such self-investiture from another 
brow. The results hereinbefore and hereinafter laid 
open to view, for the first time, are arranged in the 
manner possible to our perception within the limita- 
tions of the means that have been provided for this 
undertaking. Now therefore let us proceed to relate, 
to unravel, to construct, and to construe what further 
data we have found, and to extract from their oft- 
puzzling array that which becomes obvious in the 
process, and to summon the logic of events where 
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has disappeared. No man can do more; we would 
be failing of performing our full duty if we did less. 

Corfe Castle invites first notice. The name Corfe 
Castle refers both to a parish and to the castle within 
the parish. The castle is situated in the center of 
that broad promontory of the Dorset coast lying 
midway between the ports of Weymouth and Bourne- 
mouth. The parish surrounds the castle and embraces 
a large portion of the promontory called the Isle of 
Purbeck because of its separation from the mainland 
by the narrow river Frome. This isle is chiefly noted 
for its quarries of Purbeck marble, worked from time 
immemorial for ecclesiastical purposes. Brockley in 
Somerset was also a source for building stone, and the 
arrondissement of Caen in Normandy, embracing 
the village of Escoville, is even more famous for its 
Caen stone, of which were built many great cathedrals. 
The Castle of Corfe was one of the most impregnable 
fortresses in the kingdom of England. It is mentioned 
in the records of King Alfred the Great; sometimes 
it was the royal seat of the West Saxon (Wessex) 
princes. The manor and the castle, which always 
went together, were often granted to later princes 
and to the favorites of the kings; almost as often they 
reverted to the Crown by forfeiture and treason. 
Extensive indeed, as well as spirited, is the literature 
concerning Corfe Castle. Thomas Hardy has written 
much about it. His Ethelberta viewed it on the 
occasion of her going there when Lord Mountclere 
invited her in order that his acquaintance with the 
charming young widow might have an opportunity of 
ripening.* Wilkinson Sherren, in The Wessex of 
Romance^ says: 

"The emphasis of the connexion of Wessex with the history 

*See The Wessex of Thomas Hardy, B. C. A. Windle; The History and 
Antiquities of the County of Dorset, John Hutchins. 


of England during the reigns of the first six Norman Kings must 
be laid on Corfe Castle. Ages before the lords of this strong- 
hold claimed the vessels and their lading from Languedoc 
that were wrecked on the neighboring shore, the Celt seized 
upon the naked hill, and after him the Saxon and the Dane. 
Whoever in the days of its magnificence came to be constable 
of that stronghold held within his iron-fibred hand the issues 
of life and death; sitting in the Castle of Corfe and gazing 
upon the straw- thatched hovels of the serfs beneath, the Nor- 
man baron luxuriated in his power, and felt himself to be far 
removed from human limitations. Royal feasting went on 
within its walls, — rights of venison and vert in many a distant 
chase, free warren round about, assize of beer and toll from 
the nets of fishers, falcons from the forest and fish from the 
sea, tithes and royalties on the fruits of the earth wooed from 
the soil by the labourers of those days; from all these channels 
were the revellings maintained. Its dungeoned solitudes 
wasted the sinews of Knights of high degree,* whose honesty 
or wrong-headed honor, collided with kingly purposes, or aroused 
jealousies; esquires were chained to its walls for offences only 
known to their captors, and well born dames were kept in 
milder seclusion because of their relationship to rebellious 
princes or barons." 

Affairs within the Castle of Corfe were long a 
part of the daily lives of the Scovilles of the parish, 
but never were they serfs thereabouts. They were 
of Norman stock, and Norman in their sympathies. 
They held their lands as freemen and gentlemen 
through their loyalty to Norman rule at Corfe Castle 
and in England at large. Stirred, indeed, will be the 
imagination of the modern Scoville who journeys here 
to muse o'er the ruins of Corfe, to tread upon the 
soil of "Scowles," the very estate so long owned by 
the Scovilles, and from whom it received its name, 
and to see in one of the buildings thereon the stones 
laid by the Scovilles of the fourteenth century. 

In the year when Princess Alianor, "the Beauty 
of Brittany," was imprisoned in Corfe Castle, by 

*In 1203 twenty-four knights captured at the battle of Mirabeau in France 
were starved to death in Corfe Castle. 

that "Nero of England," King John, because of her 
rights to the throne of England, and two years before 
that king made his visit to the castle, one William de 
Scoville is of record as having transacted some business 
appertaining to some property in this region. It 
was in the year 1214. There is no positive indication 
that he was then a resident in the Isle of Purbeck; 
but the inference is unavoidable that he then had, 
or soon after came to have, some interest there, for 
a generation later another Scoville is of record as 
becoming a landholder in the parish of Corfe Castle. 
The abbess of the abbey of Shaftesbury* in Dorset 
was a party to a sale of some land in the said parish 
of Corfe in behalf of the abbey in the year 1214. This 
abbey was located close to the border of Wiltshire, 
about thirty-five miles from Brockley and Helprinton. 
William de Scoville acted as attorney or agent for the 
abbess in this instance. His service may have con- 
sisted of filing the document at London, or of being 
or having been present at both Shaftesbury and Corfe 

*The Benedictine Abbey of Shaftesbury in Dorset (contracted to Shaston). 
See Mayo's Shaston and the Victoria History oj the Counties of England, Dorset. 
Its foundation is ascribed to Alfred the Great, King of England, about A.D. 
888, and his daughter Elfgiva presided as the first abbess. He endowed it 
with 200 hides of land, and some of these lands were in the parishes of Tar- 
rant, Iwerne Minster, and in others identified with the Scovilles in later 
centuries. This nucleus of landed endowment was enormously increased by 
Alfred's successors for centuries afterwards. The extent of the abbey's 
possessions was so great that it was in the Middle Ages a popular saying, 
"If the abbot of Glastonbury could marry the abbess of Shaftesbury, their 
heir would hold more land than the king of England." In 1166 the abbess was 
assessed at the service of seven knights' fees. Henry III by charter of May 
4, 1233, released to the Abbess Amicia and her successors the demand made 
by the king and his ancestors of the service of three knights and the fourth 
part and sixth part of a fee, in addition to the service of the seven knights' 
fees already demanded, and ordained that in future the said abbess should 
be accountable only for the service of seven knights, which she admitted 
to be due. The power and influence in the districts possessed by the abbess 
can have been only less than supreme. To her belonged a moiety (one half) 
of the Manor of Shaftesbury, — the other half pertaining to the king, — and 
the custody of the vill, for which she paid a fee farm of £12. The patronage 
in her hands and those of the community was above that of any other religious 
house in the county of Dorset, and above most of those in the kingdom itself. 

A long list of the abbesses, mostly of noble or gentle blood, is mentioned 
in the Victoria History of Dorset. The Abbess Amicia, mentioned in the 
text, was Amicia Russell; she was elected in 1223 and presided over the abbey 
for twenty years. (Condensed from Victoria History.) — H. W. B. 


Castle in the business of the abbess. The record is 
quoted in The History and Antiquities of the County 
of Dorset: — 

"William de Scawell was attorney for Amicia, Abbess of 
Shaston, on levying a fine of Blackenwell." (Public Record 
Office, London.) Final Concords (final agreements as to sales 
of property) 2 Henry III (year 1214). 

Was this man a third son, or a brother, of Ralph 
de Scoville, the lord of Brockley, Hilperton, Turveston, 
etc.? Does it seem likely that if William de Scoville 
was a newcomer from Normandy, he would have 
been chosen attorney for the abbess of Shaftesbury, 
in charge of the abbey's estate in the Isle of Purbeck? 
In the absence of any further record, the circumstances 
most forcibly suggest that he was of the Scovilles of 
England, and so, of some relationship to the said 
Ralph and perhaps personally known to him. For 
years later the records show that the said abbey owned 
land in the parish of Corfe Castle occupied by Sco- 
villes, and also reveal another Ralph Scoville, a priest. 

As the above record implies that William de Sco- 
ville had personal acquaintance of both property 
and men in the parish of Corfe Castle we are unable 
to avoid the further inference that he was, for some 
considerable time at least, the resident agent thereat 
for the abbess of Shaftesbury, collecting rents and 
her representative generally, in connection with other 
business of his own. The first record of a Scoville 
acquiring a title to land in the Isle of Purbeck occurs 
only forty years after 1214. This record proves that 
the John de Scoville who then purchased a small 
quantity of land had been a tenant thereon before 
acquiring the property. We cannot prove that this 
John was a son of William de Scoville, the attorney 
of the abbess, but he may have been so; it is not 
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that he was; the more inclined is the student to so 
identify him because of the extreme probabiHty that 
the said William was the first Scoville to become 
identified in any way with that part of Dorset. The 
purchase by John de Scoville was absolute, in full and 
forever, subject only to the manorial jurisdiction of 
the lord of the Castle of Corfe or of the abbess or 
abbott of Shaftesbury, with respect to some annual 
tithe or service to be performed when required. The 
two virgates and three acres amounted to a sufficiency 
of land for a small farmer. The absence in the record 
of a reference to a dwelling house leaves one to imagine 
that the said John was already the tenant of a tene- 
ment thereabouts. 

Public Record Office, London. 

Feet of Fines, Dorset. 38 Henry III (year 1254) 260. 
Translated abstract: — 

"At Westminster one month after Easter day between 
Jordan Belejambe and Amicia his wife, plaintiffs, and John de 
Scoville tenant of two virgates and three acres of land in La 
Linche. Jordan and Amicia remitted and quitclaimed for 
themselves and the heirs of Amicia, to John and his heirs, all 
their right and claim in the said land for ever. For this John 
gave to Jordan and Amicia forty shillings." 

Those forty shillings would amount to between 
six and eight hundred shillings by the present measure 
of money, and land was cheap there in 1254. La 
Linche is East Lynch, a small section of Kingston 
Abbots, a hamlet in the parish of Corfe Castle. It 
appears upon any good map of Dorset. The land 
occupied in Kingston Abbots by the Scovilles came 
to be called (after the manner of English phonetical 
corruptions of Norman names) "Scowles," and 
"Scowles Farm"; it continued to be so known for 
generations. The name Abbots attached to Kingston 
meant that a title to more or less of that manor and 
hamlet was vested, primarily, in the successive abbots 


and abbesses of the abbey of Shaftesbury, to whom 
it had been originally bequeathed by some penitent, 
or given by the king for religious uses, and to whom 
some annual small payment was made by the various 
copyholders of the lands there. 

John de Scoville must have been born about or 
soon after 1214. The next land record indicates that 
he had a son John, Jr., who had a son Robert who 
had a son Philip, all three being named as such. The 
younger John was in possession of the Scoville estate 
in the manor of Kingston Abbots in the year 1296. 
In that year he entailed it upon his son Robert and 
for his grandson Philip upon the death of Robert 
the father of Philip, John the grandfather reserving 
to himself, with the consent of Robert (Philip being 
then a minor), the right to reside in the house and 
to make use of the land for the remainder of his 
(John's) life. John de Scoville, the grandfather, 
must have been born circa 1235-45. The record of 
this land entail now follows. Feet of Fines are ab- 
stracts made from the contents of and attached to 
deeds of transfer of property, the abstract being cut 
off and filed with the government. 

Feet of Fines, Dorset. 25 Edward I (year 1296) 128. 
Translation: — 

"At Westminster fifteen days after the Feast of St. Martin* 
Robert de Scovill and Philip de Scovill querantsf (by Walter 
Coppe in Philip's placej) and John de Scovill, deforciant *[[, 
by William de Dors [et]** in his place, of a messuage and land 
in Kyngeston Abbatisse. Plea of covenant was summoned 
between them. John acknowledged the tenement to be the 
right of Philip as that which Robert and Philip had by his 
gift. For this they granted the tenement to John during the 
term of his life to have and to hold of Robert and Philip and 
the heirs of Philip, rendering therefor yearly one rose at Nativity 
of St. John the Baptist for all services, etc. And doing therefor 

*26 Nov. 1296. IfGrantor. 

tGrantees. **Attorney for John de Scoville. 

JBecause Philip was a minor. 


to the chief lords of that fee, for Robert and Philip, all other 
services which to that tenement belong. After the death of 
John, if Robert and Philip are living, the tenement wholly 
remains to Robert, to have and to hold to Robert for the life 
of Robert and his heirs, by the said services as is aforesaid. 
And after the death of Robert the tenement will wholly revert 
to Philip and his heirs quit of the heirs of John and Robert, 
to hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which belong 
to the tenement." 

The words "will revert to Philip and his heirs quit 
of the heirs of John," imply that John had a son other 
than Philip's father, Robert, possibly a younger son. 
There are six records of a William de Scoville of Corfe 
Castle, which place him in the position of having been 
very probably such a brother of Robert ; and later there 
is a record of another Robert, doubtless a son of Philip 
and holding land in the hamlet of Kingston Abbots. 

Inquisitions on file at the Public Record Office, London, 
and quoted in The History and Antiquities of the County of 
Dorset, by Hutchins. 

1. Inquisition 19 Edward I (year 1291). Translated 
abstract: "The King wishing to be informed concerning 
the true value of his Castle of Corfe issued a commission dated 
Feb. 5, and a jury was summoned on Thursday before the 
Quinzane of Easter consisting of William de Scoville [and others] 
who say that the easements of the houses and castle, and the 
pasture in the same castle are of no value [for annual income] 
beyond reprises. There is a watermill there worth six shillings, 
eight pence per annum, thirteen free tenants in the town of 
Corfe holding small tenements; total rent 36s, 7d. William 
Scoville pays the King one pound of pepper per annum, worth 
12 d, for inclosing a certain place of meadow." 

2. Inquisition 17 Edward II (year 1324). Translated 
abstract: "An inquisition was taken at Corfe Castle on Wed- 
nesday after Michaelmas Day before Sir John Latymer (then 
constable of the castle) concerning all trespass of vert and 
venison committed in the King's warren in the time of the 
said John. The jury consisting of John de Clavile, Henry 
Attebere, Henry Talebot, William de Chuldecotte, William 
Scovell, John de Smedemore, John Chaunterel, John Attemulle, 
Robert de Holme, William de Whyteclyve, William Canoun, 
Henry Boneville and twelve others of less note, say that Henry 


Smedemore (and others named) entered the King's warren 
in the night of Sunday next before the feast of St. Valentine, 
17 Edward II (1324), with a net and a dog to take the King's 
deer; and the said Henry (and the others) with the net and a 
dog are now in the Castle of Corfe." 

3. Inquisition, Dated 15 Dec. 19 Edward II (1326): "The 
King issued a writ of inquisition as to the state of the Castle 
of Corfe. Taken 17 Jan. by a jury of Richard Alwy, William 
Scovile (and 25 others) who say upon oath that the King's hall 
in the said castle is decayed to the damage of 100 marks, etc." 

In 1327-8, the year in which Scotland won its 
independence of England, Parliament granted the 
Crown a subsidy (a tax assessment) of one ninth of 
the income value from the harvests, sheep, cattle, and 
general live stock and products of the inhabitants of 
England. The records of this tax reveal how heavily 
the people were called upon to pay for the wars and 
extravagances of the king and government. The few 
people in the parish of Corfe Castle were assessed for 
£6:13s:6d in the money of that time. This assess- 
ment was based upon the valuation made for Pope 
Nicholas twenty-eight years earlier. The return was 
made upon oath of a jury summoned in the parish. 
The translated record reads: — 

4. Inquisitions Nonarum. Dorset. 1-2 Edward III 
(1327-8): Parish of Corfe Castle. William Scovyle, John 
Buzle, Thomas Gerard, John Welgond, Walter Ecnyntin, 
John Balling, Henry le Frye, Walter Terry, Thomas le Per, 
Philip Ciggel, John Vicari, Walter Ciggel, parishioners there, 
being sworn present that the church there is assessed at £10 
and that the ninth part of the sheaves, fleeces and lambs is 
worth £6:13s:6d by the year and so less than the assessment 
by 66s 6d, because the rector there has in demesne 40 acres 
of land as of the endowment of the church aforesaid, which 
is worth 6s 8d by the year; and the tithe of the mill 12d, the 
tithes of flax and hemp 3s, and of cheese and milk lid. And 
the tithes of geese, pigs, foals and calves lis; the tithes of 
hay and honey 6d; the tithe of peas 12d. The offerings of 
the church are worth 7s. The total of the ninth part £61 :3s:6d. 

5. (Public Record Office, London.) Lay Subsidy Rolls. 
Dorset. 6 Edward III (year 1333) Abstract: (Parish of) 

Corfe Castle. (Hamlet of) Alfrington. Ralph la Hyde, Henry 
Talebot and William Scovyle assessed at fifteenth and a tenth. 
6. (Public Record Office, London.) Miscellaneous Records 
of the Exchequer. Corfe Castle, Dorset. 20 Edward HI 
(year 1346): Inventory of stores and furniture in Corfe Castle 
delivered over for the king's use (occasioned by a change in 
the custody of the castle). Among the witnesses to the cor- 
rectness of the inventory appears the name of "William Scovyle." 

That is the last record of any William Scoville 
in the parish of Corfe Castle. A full generation later 
^'Scowles Farm" for want of male heirs in that parish 
fell, either by direct bequest or as an intestate in- 
heritance from Robert Scoville (of whom we have 
record as the heir of Philip de Scoville), to his daughter 
and heir, Beatrix Scoville; by her marriage to Peter 
Clavell "Scowles" passed into the possession of another 
family as will be evidenced shortly. 

It is clearly observable from the foregoing records 
and by a record of Robert Scoville (to be quoted 
presently) that Scowles Farm and all the Scoville 
property in the parish of Corfe Castle extended into 
two manors, viz.: the manor of Kingston Abbots 
and the manor of Alfrington. The ancient manor 
and hamlet of Alfrington are now merely a tithing 
and farm, lying nearly a mile southeast of Corfe 
village near the foot of the south hill, with Kingston 
hamlet lying about a mile southwestward of Alfring- 
ton. There is now no manor of Alfrington; its ancient 
manorial bounds are not in force. The exact boundary 
between the ancient rights of the abbots and abbesses 
of Shaftesbury abbey which held Kingston, and of 
the owners of Alfrington, are not now discernible. 
But the exact identity of the Scoville property has 
come down to the present day in the name of "Scowles 
Farm," varied somewhat in its bounds by the more 
modern additions and subtractions of land that may 
have been added to or taken from it, by the various 


holders of it since the Scoville occupancy. The only 
male Scoville of record in the parish of Corfe Castle 
after the last-named William Scoville (who must 
have been well advanced in years in 1346) is Robert 
Scoville, of whom we will quote the following records 
before describing further Scowles Farm. This Robert 
bears the Christian name of the aforesaid Philip de 
Scoville's father, both of the two latter being already 
proven to have been holders successively of the same 
estate in East Lynch, a part of what was the small 
manor and hamlet of Kingston Abbots. This last 
Robert Scoville is also of record as holding land in 
that immediate vicinity; in fact Hutchins, the his- 
torian of Dorset, names this Robert as having been 
the holder of "Scowles," the said William Scoville 
not appearing as a landholder there at any time 
(except as holding a small meadow of the king), but 
merely as a parishioner of the parish of Corfe Castle 
who rendered various services in the Castle of Corfe 
at the summons of the lords thereof. And beyond 
these two men there are but two other male Scovilles 
of Corfe, Ralph, a priest without descendants, and 
John who removed to Wichampton, Dorset, and there 
left a son as his heir, and of whom more hereinafter. 
The last Robert Scoville was of a generation later 
than both the said William and John. That Robert 
was the heir of Philip seems indisputable, but whether 
John was the younger son of Philip or a son of William 
is a question which remains without an answer from 
positive records in favor of either Philip or William. 
There are no records of baptism, marriage, and burial 
in England before 1528 and no probate records or 
"visitations" of Dorset of value in the present case, 
while records anciently stored in Corfe Castle were 
destroyed when the castle was wrecked in the year 
1646. The reader may deem the analysis of these 


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old records rather dry reading, but in determining 
points of pedigree observations are nothing if not 
specific, and it is the duty of the investigator to arrive 
at a judgment wherever possible, however dull the 
process. Robert Scoville, the younger, is recorded 
(on files at the Public Record Office, London, and in 
Inquisitions quoted in The History and Antiquities of 
the County of Dorset) : — 

An "Inquisition dated Feb. 10, 4 Richard II (1381), states 
that when there may happen to be a war in the neighborhood 
of the castle the tenants of the said town (Corfe Castle) ought 
to be in the castle for forty days, at their own charges, for the 
defense of the same castle and this as service for the tenure of 
their lands .... that the liberty [bounds] of the town 
of Corfe extends from the ditch on the east of Swyneswell and 
so continuously on the west of the ditch of the land of Alfrington 
towards the south, as far as 'la Wythie,' and thence to the 
croft which Robert Scoville holds of our lord the King by service 
of one pound of pepper per annum, .... that common 
pastures everywhere within the liberty of Corfe belong to the 
tenants of the said town for their common use, and also the 
tenants shall have of the constable every night four lagens of 
beer whilst they shall keep watch within the castle in time 
of war .... that no islander (Isle of Purbeck) ought to 
marry his daughter out of the island without licence of the 
lord constable or other officer .... that to the vill of 
Corfe belongs judgment by fire, water and battle" [judgment 
by a jury selected from the inhabitants in manorial court cases 
to determine justice and damages for and between their fellow 
parishioners and also in respect to the castle]. 

[Smedmore Charters.] "Robert Scoville was a witness 
to charters 49-51 Edward III and 8 Richard 11" (1376, 1378 
and 1385). 

"Scowles" and the mediaeval building thereon, 
used by the early Scovilles, are described in Hutchins* 
History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. The 
estate now attaches to the chapelry of Kingston, 
and is "a farm of about 145 acres between Afiflington 
and East Lynch. It anciently belonged to the family 
of Scovile from whom it derives its name; and was 
held by them of the abbey of Shaftesbury, being 


originally no doubt part of the manor of Kingston 
.... In later times it came to the Clavells of 
Quarr, perhaps by the marriage of Peter Clavell 
with Beatrix daughter of Robert Scovell. From the 
Clavells it went to the Dacombes." .... "The 
building now used as a farm-house appears to have 
been erected in the 17th century, probably by Robert 
Dacombe who died about 1651. Here was formerly 
a chapel now converted into a barn. It is a build- 
ing of considerable antiquity, but has little of an 
ecclesiastical character about it. It stands east and 
west and measures interiorly 21 feet by 14 feet, ten 
and one half inches. The principal feature is a win- 
dow in the west part of the south side, now blocked 
up. It is a double lancet about three feet four inches 
wide with a dripstone or low moulding of Early 
Decorated (Fourteenth century), or perhaps of some- 
what earlier character, following the form of the 
double head. Above it is a discharging arch of un- 
hewn stone. The east part of the south wall has been 
rebuilt, and has a modern doorway, between which 
and the window beforementioned is an ancient buttress 
with two set-offs. Another modern door has been 
inserted in the north side, and at one of these places 
a second window may perhaps have been once seen. 
But the most remarkable feature in the building is 
the masonry of the exterior of the west end. Close 
to the ground is a row of six rectangular oblong holes, 
about eighteen or nineteen inches wide, not penetrat- 
ing quite through the wall. Above them are three 
discharging arches to relieve the stones by which the 
openings are surmounted, from the superincumbent 
weight. Above this again are two similar holes 
eleven inches by twenty or twenty-four inches, and 
over them two more discharging arches. The whole 
is of unhewn stone. The ground on which the foun- 


dations are laid appears to be dry and solid, and it 
is difficult to conjecture what might have been the 
object of this arrangement. In an outbuilding close 
to the one just described is a low arched doorway 
croppled in form and now built up. It seems to have 
originally formed part of some other building, prob- 
ably the one last mentioned, and to have been 
clumsily put together on its removal to the present 
site." If this building was erected as a little private 
chapel either apart from or as a part of a dwelling, 
it may have been built about 1350 when the great 
wave of religious feeling swept over England and 
turned tens of thousands of men into priests or monks, 
friars and students in religious houses, and caused 
the erection of private chapels by well-to-do people. 

Ralph Scoville took holy orders and consequently 
cannot be considered as having left legal male issue; 
therefore he is unimportant to us now. However, 
it is well to observe that he was either a son of Philip 
de Scoville, whose heir was Robert Scoville, or of 
William Scoville. The said Philip was near enough 
to the age of twenty-one years in 1296 to afford an 
assurance of life sufficient to induce the entailing upon 
him by his grandfather, John de Scoville, of the 
estate within the manor of Kingston in the parish of 
Corfe Castle; hence he could have been easily the 
father of the Ralph, old enough to become a priest 
in 1325, and also of John who had settled at Wichamp- 
ton by 1327. Both Ralph and John are of record 
in mid-Dorset, John at Wichampton and Ralph at 
West Hemsworth [now in the parish of Shapwick], 
places which adjoin each other, being scarcely three 
miles apart and both nearly thirty miles north of Corfe 
Castle. Descendants of John extended his landed 
possessions into East Hemsworth, one half a mile 
from West Hemsworth. There can be no doubt 


that the presentation of Ralph to the rectorate of 
the free chapel at West Hemsworth was due to the 
influence of his immediate relatives with William 
de Estoke, Knight, of West Hemsworth, who owned 
the right of such presentation. This fact unites 
Ralph and John very closely. Still Ralph may have 
been the son of William instead of the son of Philip. 
As yet no record has been found that removed from 
one's mind the thought of the possibility that either 
Ralph or John, or both of them, might have been the 
sons of William. The latter's connection with the 
affairs of the Castle of Corfe indicates that he was 
a man of more public prominence than Philip. Un- 
avoidably we are unable to see more definitely, and 
William remains in the position of an uncle to Philip. 
The only record of Ralph Scoville is: — 

Inquisition Nonarum [Public Record Office, London], quoted 
in The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. Transla- 
tion: — 

"Parish of West Hemsworth, non taxable. Rector of the 
free chapel of Hemsworth, Ralph Scovile, June 1325." 

"The register of Bishop Martival contains the record that 
Ralph Scovile was presented to the living of that chapel by 
William de Estoke, Knight, in 1325 and that Ralph was super- 
seded therein on June 22, of the same year by John Larch." 

Before outlining the pedigree indicated by the 
foregoing records of the Scovilles of the parish of 
Corfe Castle it must be noted that an important 
fact of English history had a bearing upon the number 
of Scovilles alive in Dorset in the middle of the four- 
teenth century. It is clear from the extant records 
that the number of male Scovilles then living in that 
county was small, and that the family became extinct 
in Corfe Castle in the fifteenth century. Records 
yet to be quoted concerning the Scovilles, after their 
removal to Wichampton, show that the develop- 
ment of the family thereabouts w^as slow. These 


facts occasion two vital questions: (1) Were the 
Scovilles affected by the plague called the ''Black 
Death" which began in 1348? Were they summoned 
to the devastating wars of the fourteenth century 
to which they were liable to be called as has been 
shown by the records of Corfe Castle? As to the 
plague in Dorset there are various historical accounts 
which state that it began in that county. For ex- 
ample, Sherren, in writing of Dorset, states in The 
Wessex of Romance: — 

"But in 1348 this land was the avenue through which a 
devastating plague swept into England, brought, it is said, 
from China to the southern shore. Inland it spread, killing, 
according to one chronicler, nine-tenths of the population. 
Ott^ng to the dreadful scarcity of mouths to be fed, prices 
were exceedingly low. Three pence would buy an ewe, and 
six and eight pence a horse, though the price of labour rose. 
The life religious now flourished extensively." 

And as to the havoc of the wars which raged in 
the fourteenth century and continued in the Wars 
of the Roses covering a period of sixty years, it is not 
safe to dismiss the idea of its having left the Scovilles 
unaffected. There were wars with France, Scot- 
land, Spain, the revolt of the peasants, another war 
with Scotland, an internecine war in England, a 
war with Wales, to say nothing of the loss of life at 
sea, through wreck and piracy, in families resident 
upon the coast, the majority of which were con- 
cerned in maritime affairs. The general sociological 
conditions in the Isle of Purbeck are depicted by 
Hutchins, the historian of Dorset (page 468) : — 

"That the resident gentry were not very numerous is true, 
but this arose partly from the fact that a large portion of the 
island of Purbeck was a waste or uncultivated heath, appro- 
priated mostly to the use of the King's deer, and partly also 
to much of the reclaimed land being in the hands of religious 
establishments. The rest was divided into comparatively 
small estates, owned and inhabited by proprietors in the degree 


of gentlemen, but seldom rising to the rank of knighthood 
There were no great properties in the district, and few of the 
tenants in capite held any lands here in demesne; few conse- 
quently of that class had residence in the island. To the list 
of gentry mentioned in the text as living here before the Refor- 
mation may be added the Talbots of Godlingston, Dernefords 
of Derneford, Whitecliffs of WhitecliflF, Smedmores of Smedmore, 

Moulehams of Mouleham, Scovills of Scovill and others 

The lord of the manor and castle of Corfe was lord lieutenant 
of the island, an hereditary office scarce enjoyed by any private 
person in the Kingdom. He had also a power of appointing 
all officers in the island, and all actions and suits were deter- 
mined by his bailiff or deputy; he was also admiral of the 
isle, and had all wrecks, except where there was a grant to 
the contrary, freedom from the Lord High Admiral, and power 
to array the militia." 

The Scovilles attended the parish church as well 
as any chapel on their own estate or at Kingston or 
Alfrington. The parish church reveals Saxon stone 
work eight to nine hundred years old. Hutchins 
refers to the building: — 

"The church was partly rebuilt in 1860 save the tower 
of the old church. It is dedicated to St. Edward the Martyr,* 
and is a large and ancient fabric, in which are several narrow, 
long lancet windows. It consists of a nave covered with lead, 
a chancel and two aisles, tiled. The aisles are higher than 
the body, but of equal length with the chancel and nave. The 
tower is very large, embattled and pinnacled; in it are five 
bells, a clock and chimes. On the sides of the belfry are two 
empty niches. Under that, on the right, is a group of three 
human busts with something twisted around their necks. In 
the middle of the group is a small human figure which has the 
head of a hog. Under that, on the left side, are two such figures. 
The body of the church is supported by twelve unequal arches. 
The four pillars on the porch are of the Saxon style, but each 
different. The rebels battered the castle from the church 
which received damage thence; for in 1646 the Committee 
paid £50 to repair it." 

Bankes* Story of Corfe Castle should prove good 
reading to Scoville descendants, and those of the 

*In memory of Edward, King of England, who was murdered by his 
stepmother, yElfryth, at Corfe Castle in the year 979. 


family who may chance to come to the castle near 
nightfall may experience a feeling akin to that of 
Thomas Hardy: "The place is pre-eminently the 
region of dream and mystery. The ghostly birds, 
the pall-like sea, the frothy wind, the eternal soliloquy 
of the waters, the bloom of dark purple cast, that 
seems to exhale from the shoreward precipices, in 
themselves lend to the scene an atmosphere like the 
twilight of a night vision." 

A Pedigree of the Scovilles of Corfe Castle, 

(Summarized from the foregoing evidence.) 

Pedigree B. 

: Ralph de Scoville, Knight 
of Hilperton, Brockley, 
Turweston, etc., 1194. 

William de Scoville = 

attorney for Abbess of 
Shaftesbury, Dorset; at 
Corfe Castle, 1214. 

John de Scoville = 

Tenant at East Lynch, 
manor of Kingston Ab- 
bots, parish of Corfe 
Castle, before 1254. 

John de Scoville 
of " Scowles, 
Lynch, 1296. 


Robert de Scoville 
of Scowles. 1296. 

William de Scoville 
of parish of Corfe Castle; 
of record 1291 to 1346. 

Philip de Scoville 
of Scowles; under 21 in I 

Robert de Scoville = 
of Scowles; alive 
in 1385. 

Ralph de Scoville 
a priest, 1325. 

John de Scoville 
removed to Wichamp 
ton, Dorset, by 1327 

Beatrix de Scoville 
of Scowles; heir- 
ess of Robert. 

Peter Clavell 

(His descendants as here- 
inafter.) See Pedigree 



In the year 1170 John de Mautravers, Kjiight, 
somewhat in behalf of, and at the instance of, his 
King Henry II (who had quarreled with and com- 
plained of the attitude manifested toward him by 
the representatives in England of the Church of 
Rome), murdered Thomas Becket, the archbishop 
of Canterbury in the cathedral at Canterbury, County 
Kent, England. The Mautravers family held of the 
king the estates, hamlets, or manors of Worth Mau- 
travers and Langton Mautravers, located within the 
parish of Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. 
The name Mautravers was added to the place-names 
of Worth and Langton to denote the ownership 
thereof by this family in accordance with early feudal 
custom. The said Worth and Langton were and 
are adjoining hamlets or estates. The former is a 
little over a mile southeastward from the hamlet and 
manor of Kingston Abbots, wherein the Scovilles 
held the estate of Scowles; Langton is three miles 
eastward from the said Kingston. Our William de 
Scoville, the attorney of 1214, well knew that the 
murderer of Becket resided in the parish of Corfe 
Castle, as did about every other Englishman then, 
and as have millions more of Britons since. The 
family of Mautravers flourished in the Isle of 
Purbeck for generations after the murder. The 
members of it were nearest neighbors, social 
acquaintances, business makers, friends or enemies 
of the Scovilles, according to the state of their 
likes or dislikes occasioned by personal contact 
throughout many years. 

In the year 1330 a later Sir John de Mautravers 
became constable of the Castle of Corfe, and over- 





s ci) 


lord of the Scovllles and all other gentlemen in the 
isle. Three years before then this same John de Mau- 
travers had a commission by which he and his at- 
tendants were empowered to enter any place of 
strength in the kingdom, and to command it during 
pleasure. This was to enable him to have safe custody 
of the person of King Edward II, who tried to escape 
in 1326, was deposed in 1327, and by a particular 
indenture from the Earl of Lancaster was received 
into the custody of M antra vers at Berkeley Castle. 
The better to conceal the king's person Mautravers 
conducted him in the night, by unfrequented roads, 
across the country to Corfe Castle. Later he re- 
moved the deposed king to Berkeley again, where 
the ex-monarch was murdered Sept. 21, 1327. 

The Mautravers knights were considered as men 
of nerve, and their attendants likewise. We do not 
know through what services or influences the John 
Scoville who settled at Wichampton enjoyed the 
favor of this same Sir John de Mautravers, his powerful 
neighbor, which led to Scoville's receiving a retainer 
of land situated in one of Sir John's manors, or whether 
he was mixed up in some of the exploits of Mau- 
travers, but we do know that Mautravers had bought 
in the year 1282 of Roger Waspail, for one hundred 
marks of silver, the manor of Wichampton and, not 
later than 1327, enfeoffed John Scoville in a part of 
it; and we know that the said Scoville and his de- 
scendants in the name of Scoville [as per the pedigree 
hereinafter] continued in uninterrupted possession 
thereof for three hundred and fifty years thereafter. 

Through holding land at Wichampton under the 
manorial lordship of Mautravers and as one of the 
leading men so holding, John Scoville became qualified 
to be chosen as a juror for the parish of Wichampton, 
for the purpose of determining the value of property 


there subject to a national tax. These juries usually 
managed to report that the assessment by the Crown 
was too large. 

Inquisitiones Nonarum. Dorset. 1 Edward III (Public 
Record Office, London). Translation: — 

Presentments of the parishioners of the county aforesaid 
taken before the assessors of the ninth and fifteenth in the 
first year (1327). 

"Parish of Wychampton. Thomas Hurish, Thomas Banke, 
WilHam Hafker, John Scovyle, Hugh Haym, William Gabriel, 
Thomas le Smyth, John Herny, John Haym, William Berde, 
Richard atte Watere, William atte Watere, parishioners there, 
being sworn present that the church is assessed at 13 marks 
with the chapel of Edmundesham, and that the ninth part 
of the sheaves, fleeces and lambs in the said parish is worth 
this year 78s, and so less than the assessment by £4:15:4., 
because the rector there has land in demesne, as of the endow- 
ment of the church, 60 acres of land and pasture, which are 
worth 30s by the year. Also the tithes of hay, flax, hemp, 
cheese, the mill and other petty tithes with offerings to the 
lights and mortuary gifts, which are worth 65s 4d by the year. 
Total of the ninth part: 78s." 

Thomas le Smyth and John Scoville also served 
on the jury in the same year and for the same purpose, 
for the neighboring parish of Winterborne Mawr- 
ward (now called Winterborne Zelstone and Zel- 
stone), by virtue of some leasehold or other right 
to property that they then had therein. Sir John 
de Mautravers died and his manors (including Wich- 
ampton) were inherited in whole or in part by his 
son, John de Mautravers, who made an ante-mortem 
agreement for the disposition, when he also should 
come to die, of his property. This agreement shows 
that the said rights of the said John Scoville of Wich- 
ampton had descended, at the date of the final agree- 
ment by Mautravers (1364), to Thomas Scoville of 
Wichampton, whom, therefore, we place as the son 
and heir of John Scoville: — 


iQitcijampton. ^ift l^axiii) Cijurci) 

afflitcfjampton. "^ich) from tJje Cfjurcf) tCotocr 

Public Record Office, London. 

Feet of Fines. Dorset. 38 Edward III (year 1364) 636. 
Translation: — 

"At Westminster in the octaves of the Purification of the 
Blessed Mary, 33 Edward III (1359). Between John Mau- 
travers of Lychet, County Dorset, and Agnes his wife, plaintiffs, 
and Robert Sambourne, chaplain, Henry Tyngewyk, chaplain, 
and John de Cofton, chaplain, deforciants,* of the manors of 
East Morden, Worthe in Purbeck, Wychampton and Wolcombe 
[other manors in. Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset 
also named]: and afterwards in the octaves of St. John the 
Baptist, 38 Edward III (1364), after the deaths of John Mau- 
travers and Henry de Tyngewyk there granted and recorded; 
between the aforesaid Agnes and the aforesaid Robert and 
John de Cofton. Plea of covenant was summoned between 
the aforesaid John Mautravers and Agnes and Robert, Henry, 
and John de Cofton. John Mautravers acknowledged the 
manor of Eastmorden and premises in Wiltshire and Gloucester- 
shire to be the right of Robert and Henry and John, and the 
manors of Worthe, Wychampton and Woolcombe, and premises 
in county Somerset to be the right of Robert, of which they 
have the first mentioned premises by his gift.f For this they 
granted them to John Mautravers and Agnes his wife together 
with the homages and whole services of the Abbot of Stonleigh, 
Abbot of Caynesham, Prior of Bremmore, and their succes- 
sors, Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon, Thomas Cray, chivaler, 
[knight] Walter Escudemor, chivaler, John Gournay, chivaler, 
John Gifford of Twyford, chivaler, Walter Rodenay, chivaler, 
Giles de Beauchamp, chivaler, and Katherine his wife, Robert 
Delaware, chivaler, Elias de Fitton [and others] and to Thomas 
Scoville and Alice his wife." 

This record constitutes proof of the occupancy 
by Thomas Scoville of the estate at Wichampton. 
Some portion of this same property is found four 
generations later in the occupancy of another Thomas 
Scoville, to whom the rights therein must have de- 
scended, by inheritance, through three generations 
intervening, since no fine was had during that period 
showing that the later Thomas, or his father or 

*Grantees (apparent). 

fProbably a gift to these chaplains for ecclesiastical uses, for masses to 
be said for the repose of the souls of Mautravers and his wife after their 
deaths, and to insure their repose in heaven, as the Church then taught. 


grandfather, newly acquired the right of occupancy 
thereof by purchase from an aHen holder. We now 
meet with a record-chasm in which are lost the Chris- 
tian name of the son of the aforesaid first Thomas 
Scoville of Wichampton, named in the fine last re- 
corded, and the Christian name of the grandfather 
of the said second Thomas Scoville who is found at 
Wichampton and Sturminster Marshall as hereafter. 
Thus as yet we only know these two or three inter- 
vening Scovilles as Scovilles, minus their Christian 
names in the records. This record-chasm is bridged 
by the fact of the known continuance of the Scoville 
occupancy at Wichampton and Sturminster Marshall 
from the first Thomas Scoville to the second Thomas 
Scoville. This fact proves that no daughter became 
the heir in the intervening years and thus carried 
her inheritance to a husband, who, under the laws 
of the time, would have assumed the rights therein 
of his wife. We also have records showing that in 
1525 a William Scoville was taxed on goods (mer- 
chandise, live stock, or produce) four times the amount 
on which the second Thomas Scoville was taxed at 
the same time. This may be fairly taken to indicate 
that Thomas was much the younger man of the two, 
and probably the son of William. We are of that 
opinion, and we leave it that way. 

The Rev. R. Grosvenor Bartelot, the Dorset 
antiquarian, stated to the writer that the Christian 
names of these two or three Scovilles would be found 
in Lay Subsidies, the tax rolls which when made 
out contained the names of every taxable inhabitant 
of the county of Dorset. The entire bulk of these 
tax rolls has been examined by the writer, who found 
many membranes therein so discolored and de- 
cayed as to be to him illegible; and so many are 
the names, sometimes ten thousand in a roll, in the 


Lay Subsidies that a searcher unwittingly may easily 
miss seeing a name. If the names are in that mass 
of membranes, as stated by the said antiquarian, the 
writer has been wholly unable to find them, though 
every roll has been twice examined in full; and until 
they be found, if they ever can be found in any rec- 
ord whatsoever (which is extremely doubtful), these 
men can be only set down in the chart hereinafter, 
each as "Scoville of Wichampton." 

The following are the results of the search among 
the Lay Subsidy rolls of Dorset: — 

Roll 103-34 (Ric. II), undated. Poll tax. A part of a Roll 
only. Wichampton and Sturminster missing from this 

Roll 240-305. Tempore Ric. II (1377-1399). No names 
for Wy champ ton and Sturminster appear in this roll. The 
roll is only a part of the original roll, the remainder of which 
is lost. 

Roll 103-57. 1 Henry IV (1400). Names of lords of manors 
assessable. No Scoville. 

Rolls 103-70-71. 6 Hen. IV (1405). Names of lords of manors 
only. No Scoville. 

Roll 103-118. 15 Henry VHI (1524). The membranes for 
Wychampton and Sturminster are missing (with others) 
from this roll. 

Roll 103-116 (undated, but tempore Henry VHI). Names 
of persons in Dorset having lands or goods to the annual 
value of £10 or over (now at least £130). No Scoville. 
This roll is complete for the county. Every name in it 
is legible. 

Roll 103-123. 16 Henry VIII (1525). Extract given here- 

Roll 104-185. 3 Edw. VI (1550). Extract given hereafter. 

Roll 103-4. 2 Edward III (1329). Tax of a twentieth. 
Cogdean Hundred. 

Sturminster Marshall (no Scoville taxed on land). 
(The names of some of the parishes are decayed off: 
also many names of persons taxed, but the Sturminster 
Marshall list is in full.) 

Cranbourne Hundred. 

Wychampton. 21 men taxed; 8 surnames rotted; the 
8 Christian names before the latter are John, Agnes, 
Robert, Roger, John, Nicholas, John, Peter. One 
of these is probably of a Scoville, but it is impossible 
to say which, as all vestiges of the surnames that 
followed them are rotted away. 

Roll 103-5. Tax of a fifteenth. 6 Edw. Ill (1333). 
Cogdean Hundred. 

Sturminster Marshall; full list of 46 men taxed on 
land. No Scoville. 

Cranbourne Hundred. 

Wichampton. Rob. Scouy viiis 

(This may be an abbreviation of Scovylle, as there 
is a short mark above the letter "y." Such a mark 
in a mediaeval MS. implies the omission of certain 
letters at the end of the word or name. But the 
name being equally likely to be Scovy, we are afraid 
to assume that it was meant for Scoville. Nearly 
all the Christian names in this roll of 10,000 names 
are abbreviated, but the most of the surnames are 
spelled out in full. The "i?oi." in Roll 103-4 may 
be the same man as here in Roll 103-5. 

Roll 103-48. Richard H. (1377-1399). Poll Tax. 

The names of half of the poll tax payers are rotted off of 
this roll. No Scovill appears among the legible names. 

Ministers' Accounts, Duchy of Lancaster. 

No. 698-11298. 30 Henry VHI (1539). Shapwick 

and Wimbourne. No Scoville. 

No. 691-11194. 3 Henry VH (1488). No Scoville. 

No. 699-11310. 35 Henry VHI (1546). No Scoville. 

No. 699-11313. 36 Henry VIII (1547). No Scoville. 

No. 700-11315. 37 Henry VIII (1548). No Scoville. 

The above implies that no Scoville held land of the Duchy 
of Lancaster. They may have held of other lords, at present 
unknown, nevertheless. 

The Lay Subsidy rolls for years before and after 
1525 for Wichampton are lost or incomplete, save 
roll 103-121, in which is given a brief list of taxpayers 
for the tithing of Wichampton, who were assessed 
on personal property; no taxes on land appear in this 


roll. No Scoville was taxed on "goods" in this roll. 
"Willm Sconett" was taxed four pence on a valua- 
tion of twenty shillings, and we mention this because 
"Sconett," as written in this roll, may be easily read 
as Scovell. The tax roll dated 1525 gives the William 
and Thomas Scoville, whom we have assumed to be 
father and son respectively: — 

Public Record Office, London. Lay Subsidy Roll 103-123. 
Sturminster Marshall (Income value) (tax) 

Wylliam Skovell in goods xii li vi s 

Thomas Skovell in goods iii li xviiii d. 

Both men appear again in the same roll in which 
also appears Richard Scoville, previously quoted: — 

Lay Subsidy Roll 104-185. 3 Edward VI (1550). 
Sturminster Marshall. William Scovell in gooddes x li; 
the relief (tax) x s. 

Thomas Skovell in gooddes x li; the relief (tax) x s. 

After this record William, who would have been aged 
at the date of this roll, disappears. Both men seem 
to have died within a short period, in about the year 
of this tax (1550). 

This said second Thomas Scoville of Wichampton 
and Sturminster Marshall was dead in the year 1551, 
as is proven by the agreement previously made by him 
in the church of Sturminster Marshall (quoted in 
Mayo's Shaston, page 81) whereby he held two and 
one-half acres of land in the said parish adjoining to 
Wichampton on condition that he maintain a light 
to be kept burning in the said church for the term 
of his life or tenure. The parish churches of England 
held land in their vicinities, which was leased or 
rented to individuals in return for the performance 
of certain monetary or other obligations to the church. 
The service rendered by Thomas Scoville was not 
a voluntary one for the purpose of manifesting his 


religious devotion as a parishioner; it was a business 
transaction. He paid the church sufficient money 
to keep a light burning therein. Such payments 
were of frequent occurrence. Such lights may still 
be seen burning in the chancels of various parish 

The records next present for our notice three 
men, Richard, Thomas, and Andrew Scoville. The 
last two were probably sons of the Thomas Scoville 
who had maintained the light in the church before 
1550, while Richard Scoville seems to have become 
the heir to the Scoville property at Wichampton, and 
was probably his brother, although there remains, 
of course, the possibility that he was his cousin, or 
even a different relative. Thomas Scoville, Junior, 
lived and died at Sturminster Marshall, leaving issue 
there; Andrew also died there. We have no evidence 
as to Andrew other than the record of his burial as 
an adult, and it is equally possible that Thomas, 
Senior, Richard, and Andrew were all sons of the 
William Scoville who died about 1550. Before pre- 
senting the records that identify these Scovilles, a 
recapitulation must be made of the continuance of 
the Scoville family descent from Corfe Castle through 
the first John Scoville of Wichampton, as outlined 
from the records already quoted. See Pedigree C on 
opposite page. 

Richard Scoville, named in the above pedigree, 
died before the extant records of baptisms, marriages, 
and burials at Wichampton begin (1656), and the 
probate records of Dorset for this time (when Dorset 
was in the diocese of Bristol) are mostly lost, save 
the few in the Prerogative Court at London. He 
was taxed in 1550 on goods (which included live 
stock) that he then had at Preston on the western 
border of Wichampton. Preston was anciently some 


Pedigree C. 

John Scoville 
of Wichampton after 

Thomas Scoville 
of Wichampton 
and after. 

= Alice 



Lived 1364 - 1440, 


■ Scoville 

of Wichampton; lived 
between 1400 and 1500. 

William Scoville 

of Wichampton or Stur- 
minster Marshall taxed 
1525 and 1550, lived 
about 1470-1550. 

Richard Scoville 

Born about 1500; died 
after 1552; of Wichamp- 

Thomas Scoville = 

of Wichampton and 
Sturminster Marshall; 
born about 1500; dead 
by 1551, held ly^ acres 
of land, for which he 
maintained a light in 

Thomas Scoville = Alice 
of Wichampton, 
gent. Born 
about 1524; 
died 1594. 

Issue, see 
pedigree D. 

Thomas Scoville = 
Born about 1525; 
buried at Sturmin- 
ster Marshall July 
25. 1565. 

Andrew Scoville 
Born(?) Buried 
at Sturminster 
Marshall Jan. 
11. 1569. 

Issue, see 
pedigree E. 


part of what is now the parish of Tarrant Crawford. 
The record is as follows: — 

Public Record Office, London. Lay Subsidy Roll. 104-185. 

"Preston. Ric. Scovell in gooddes xvi li the relief 

(tax) xvi s." 

He is again mentioned in a record as follows: — 

Public Record Office, London. Inventory of Church Goods. 
Dorset. 1552, "The Denary of Pymperne. The pishe of 
Wycheamton. ffyrst i chalice of sylvr wth the patent p'cell 
gylt, i cope of blacke velvet, i vestmt of blacke sylke, i albe 
to the same, i blacke vestmt, i albe to the same. Too corporas 
wth the cases, ij Table clothes, i frunt for the table of sylke & i 
paynted, iiij bann' clothes, ij surplices, i pyx, ij candelstickes, 
i pax and sencers, of bras, ij crewtes & i crysmatory of tyn, 
iij belles in the Tower.* 

"To the use of the Churche. Appoynted by the saide com- 
missionrs; chalice of Sylver, i cope of blacke velvet, wth all the 
Table Clothes & surplyces. The resydewe of all the p'miss' 
comyttyde to the custody of these men whose names be undre 

"Sn. Harry Wylsham p'son. John Cheriet 

John Bason Ric. Scovell." 

Richard Scoville is here acting as a member of 
a commission consisting of himself, the rector of the 
church, and two other representative men of Wich- 
ampton, to take an inventory for the national govern- 
ment of the church plate and other movable 
property in the church of All Saints at Wichampton, 
and to become responsible to the Church and the 
Crown for the safe custody thereof. The occasion 
of this inventory, and the putting of much of the 
church goods into the care of these commissioners, 
is nothing less than the Protestant Reformation 
carried out in the name of King Edward VI by the 

*Albe, a long white linen vestment, reaching to the feet, used in the Mass; 
corporas, the cloth between the consecrated elements in the Mass; pyx-pix, 
the box in which the consecrated wafers were kept; pax, a board bearing a 
figure of Christ or the Virgin, kissed by the people after the Mass; sencer 
(censer), a vessel for burning incense. All these were accessories of the Roman 
Catholic ceremonial, and if actually in use up to 1552, prove that the services 
were still more or less Roman up to that date. 


1 ^X'fScovell Margery Scovell 

1- Married Rob- Unmarried in 
31 ert Cockeram 1594. 
n of N. Egliston 

in Purbeck 




Thomas ScmiUle, of Wichampton, Gent.= 
Born about 1524; son and heir of 
Richard of 1552. Purchased addi- 
tionally 320 acres and mansion of John 
Rvves" in East and West Hemsworth 
in' Wichampton in 1573; sold them 
1588; held land in manor of Kingston 
Lacy. Contributed in 1588 £25 for 
defense of Dorset against Spanish 
Armada. Leased estate at Shilling 
Okeford, 1589. Will dated 24 July, 
1594. IP. C.C.Scott 30.) 

Richard Scovell 

of Wichampton, Gent. 
Will proved 18 June, 
1634. (P. C. C. Seager 
54.1 Inq. p. m. 1633. 

las Charles Scovell 

■ing in 1574, when of Wichampton 
father and he and sidy Roll 1610, 

iSon of Bishop of 1 
cester.) Archdeacc 

lev. John Thornborough = 
Vicar of Fordington, 
Rector of Ower Moigne, 
etc. Born 1618. Died 
at Ower Moigne, 25 
.April, 1702. 

U Samuel Scovile 
(2d son of Richard 
and Elizabeth [Wheat- 
ley] Scovile.) Bap. 2 
June, 1651, at Mel- 
combe Regis. Died 21 
May, 1690, at Broad- 

Charles Scovell 

Born 1593; of Balliol 
College, Oxford. Re 
ceived marital endow 
ment from uncle 
Buried at Wraxall 
Somerset, 10 April 

shall 7 Dec, 
Daughter of 
Bason of 

inne Vawer 
Buried Wraxall, So 
set, 14 July, 1653. 

John Scovell 

of Winterborne Stick- 
,, land, Turnworth, etc., 
1| Gent. Under age in 
■ 1594. Vouchee 1598. 

of Wichampton. 
pedigree in Harl 


Richard Scovill 
of Broad may 

of Dorchester, 
chased 1 
at Broadmay 
20 Aug., 1678. 



= Elizabeth Wheatley 

Sister of Rev. Thomas 

John Scovell 
of Weymouth. 
Living 1678. 

Hester - 



Hester Scovile 
Living 1678. 

Anne Scovell 
Bap. Wraxa 
4 Nov., 162 

illiam Scovell 
Bur. Wichampt 
12 Aug., 1671. 

Richard Scovell = Ma 
Bap. Wraxall, 
17 Jan., 1625. 
Removed to 

Charles Scovell 
Bap. Wraxall, 
16 Oct., 1628. 

Tatton in 
ickland Ri- 

= Mary Churchill Samuel Scovile 

Married Anne Thorn- 
borough, great-grand- 
daughter of Richard 
Scovell of Wichampton, 
Gent. See pedigree of 
Richard's daughter 
Elizabeth. Had issue. 

i daughter— Simon ( 
John Orchard 

inn Scovell 
Bp. Wichampton 
24 July, 1669. 
Bur. there 7 
Sept., 1707. 

John Scovell 
Bur. Wichampt 
30 May, 1687. 

Buried at Wich- 
ampton, 21 Feb., 

Richard Scovile 
Bap. 1685; 
buried 1687. 

Ilizabeth Scovile = Nicholas Kclawa 
Married 1707, of Piddle Hii 


Suaannn Braclntock 
of Wichanijilon. (Mcr 
pcdignT in Mjirl, MS, 

Mentioned in 1574; 
had land in Shilling 
Okeford from father; 
non-resident owner of 
land at Shapwick 21 
1613. Removed 
, Wilts. 

to Do 

Margaret ScoveIl= John Scott 

Alice Scovell A daughter Avis Scovell Margery Scovell 

Married Ed- Married Wil- Married Rob- Unmarried in 
mund Cooke. liam Tulse of crt Cockcram 1594. 
Hynton, in of N. Eg 


. Eglistc 

Mary Scovell 
Bap. at Stick- 
land 10 June, 
1624; mar. 
Thomas Bur- 
den of Bower 
Chaike, Wilts. 


So ..11 


Elizabeth — 

- Alice=Wm. Rayne 

nd Salis- 

Mar. Oct. 6, 1627, 



Bur. 17 

al Downlon. 



William Scove 
Bap. 18 Oci 
16 15, a 


Lieorge scovi^ 
Bap.31 Jan.. 

Lord Protector (Edward Seymour, Duke of Somer- 
set). It is unlikely that much change was made in 
the (Roman Catholic) services of this church at the 
time that Henry VIII broke with Rome in 1538-39. 

Richard Scoville had at least one son, who married 
and had numerous descendants. The records* of 
them for several generations have been collected by 
the writer and are in the possession of the publishers 
of the Scoville volume. They are too numerous 
and lengthy for quotation in this article; hence the 
pedigree which they firmly establish (see pedigree) 
need only be given briefly as follows, as the line of 
descent into New England does not run from this 
Richard, but instead through his nephews Thomas 
or Andrew Scoville aforesaid. 

Wichampton, the home of the Scovilles for nearly 
four centuries, is only briefly described in The History 
and Antiquities of the County of Dorset by Hutchins: — 

"This village, which is a pretty large one, seems to derive 
its name from the Saxon vie, which denotes either a village or 
the winding of a river, being situated near the river Allen, 
half a mile southwest from More Crichel [Moore Critchell], 
in a pleasant level country, and consists chiefly of arable and 
meadow. In Domesday Book it occurs in two parcels. The 
first is surveyed amongst the lands which Queen Matilda (wife 
of William the Conqueror) held. 'The King holds Wicheme- 
tune. Two thanes held it in King Edward's time, and it 
was taxed for four hides, and two parts of a hide. There is 
land to four ploughs. Of this there are in the demesne two hides 
and one virgate of land, and two parts of a virgate, and therein 
two ploughs and two servi and five villeins and fifteen bordars 
with two ploughs; a mill pays 10s, and there are 16 acres of 
meadow. ... It was and is worth 100s.' .... Not 
long after the Conquest its lords paramount were the Clares, 
Earls of Gloucester and Hertford. . . . The earliest owners 
of this place which have been found were named de Campania 
and Waspail. ... Its inferior lords afterwards were the 
Mautravers's of Lichet Matravers, and the Fitz Alans, Earls 

*The records here referred to, with the exception of those quoted in this 
chapter, will be given in full in the second chapter of this work. — Editor. 


of Arundell, their successors, who held it of the honour of Cran- 
bourne, of the lords of that honour, by service of ten knight's 

"10 Edward I. 1282. Sir John de Mautravers purchased 
this manor of Roger Waspail, and died seized of it inter alia 
1297, John his son and heir aet. 30. . . . Opposite the 
church is the manor-house, an ancient fabric of brick; in a 
windowof which is: ' Pray for the Soule of William Rolle.' . . . 
Near it is a very large old barn, supposed by the inhabitants 
to have been a chapel, and called by them the Abbey Barn. 
But it does not appear that there ever was any religious house 
or church lands in this parish .... 

"Hemsworth East, or Lower Hemdesworth, anciently a 
manor, situated half a mile northwest from West Hems- 
worth. ... In the reign of Queen Elizabeth we find 
it in the family of Ryves, for 15 Elizabeth (1573) a messuage, 
320 acres of land in East Hemsworth, and common for 600 
sheep in West Hemsworth, Wichampton and Shapwick, were 
held by John Ryves, who had license to alienate to Thomas 
Scovile and heirs. ... 20 Elizabeth (1578) Thomas Scovile 
conveyed the premises, either in fee or in trust, to George Tur- 
berville. . . . H. Gerard Sturt, esq., now possesses them 
(1869). ... At Hemsworth Farms, in the Ewe Leaze, 
are extensive irregularities on the surface which betoken ancient 
location. About a quarter of a mile distant some workmen 
came upon several buried skeletons, and in an adjoining field 
were found the remains of a Roman villa, consisting of founda- 
tions and six pavements, three of which are tesselated .... 
In 1861 this parish contained 129 houses and 588 persons." 

"The church stands on rising ground, at the north end of 
the parish, and is an old but not very large structure, dedicated 
to All Saints. It consists of a chancel, body and a small aisle 
on the north side of the body, adjoining to the chancel be- 
longing to East Hemsworth, all tiled. The tower is of a moderate 
height, embattled, containing three bells and a clock. . . . 
The interior of the edifice is plain and commodious." 


The remainder of this present account of the 
Scovilles of Wessex is properly restricted to the afore- 
said Thomas Scoville of Sturminster Marshall (brother 
of Richard of Wichampton) and to Andrew Sco- 
ville of Sturminster Marshall (the parish adjoining 


Wichampton on the south), and to their descendants. 
As already stated, Thomas and Andrew occupy in 
the visible prospect the positions of brothers, though 
the parish records that would settle that point are 
now lost; the parish registers of Sturminster Marshall 
are not now preserved before 1563, two years before the 
burial there of the said Thomas and six years before 
the burial there of the said Andrew. The line of 
ascent from John Scovell, the emigrant to America 
a few years before 1666, runs back to the said Thomas 
(buried 1565), or to the said Andrew (buried 1569), 
through Robert Scoville (baptized at least thirteen 
years before the beginning of the vital records of 
Sturminster Marshall), Every effort possible, with 
the existing records, has been made to determine 
whether Robert was the son of Thomas or of Andrew. 
In the further absence of the parish records no hope is 
now entertained of a more definite decision thereon. 
Robert Scoville cannot be accounted for other than 
as a son of the said Thomas or of Andrew. Of the 
three proven children of Thomas, one was baptized 
and recorded after the beginning of the church rec- 
ords at Sturminster Marshall; two others were born 
before that beginning in 1563. Any child of Andrew 
was also born before 1563. No child or possible 
child of either Thomas or Andrew, of any subsequent 
record whatever or wherever, remains definitely un- 
accounted for, as to its parentage, other than the 
said Robert. Proof is present that Thomas married 
and had children; nothing whatever is present any- 
where in Dorset records to show or to suggest that 
Andrew married or had children. He is something 
of a mystery, apart from the record of his burial as 
an adult. Circumstantial evidence points to Thomas 
as the father of Robert, and to Robert as the only 
son of Thomas who had male issue. No will, in- 


ventory, administration, or other record other than 
local of Thomas is now extant, bearing upon Robert, 
that the investigator has been able to find. The 
record of the burial of Andrew reads: — 

Parish Register of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset. 
"Burials. 1569 January xi Andrew Schovell buried." 
The other Scoville records in the registers of baptism, mar- 
riage, and burial at Sturminster Marshall prove the following 
facts as to the children of Thomas Scoville: — 

Pedigree E 

Thomas Scoville = 

of Wichamp- 

ton, 1500- 



Thomas Scoville = 

[Andrew Scoville = 

Born circa 

Bur. 1569, Jan. i 

1525; Buried 


25 July 1565. 



Thomas Scoville = 

= Joane Vyne- 

Ann Scoville = Wm, Plowmai 


Bap. before 


Bap. 13 

1563; mar. 13 


Feb., 1576; a 

mar. Feb., 

"Taylor" by 


trade. Stur- 

minster Mar- 

Charles Scoville = Mary Jump- Robert "Sco- 


Bap. before 

er. veil" 

1563; mar. 22 

Bur. 19 as here- 

June, 1598. 
Bur. 10 Mar., 

Jan., 1629. after. 

(See pedi- 
gree F.) 

1604. Stur- 

minster Mar- 



Scoville = Wm. Small. 

Bap. 19 Apr., 

1599; mar. Oct. 

23, 1626. 

Margery Scoville == Allen Eve- Amie Scoville = Rich. Hay- Avice Scoville 

Bap. 10 Mar., may. Bap. 16 son. Bap. 24 

1578; mar. 3 April, 1580; June, 1582. 

May, 1602. mar. 19 Sturminster 

June, 1606. Marshall. 




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Sturminster Marshall is a large parish, containing 
3,851 acres, and about a thousand inhabitants. It 
was named from the position of its church, on the 
bank of the Stour, and for its former lords, the Mar- 
shalls, Earls of Pembroke, a family in high favor with 
King John by whom the manor was granted. It 
soon passed by marriage into the family of Ferrers, 
Earls of Derby, and later became subdivided into 
various manors. The Gorges family held important 
lands here from early feudal times. One of the 
members of this family was Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 
one of the chief colonizers of America in the reign of 
King James I. Of the Council established at Plym- 
outh, Devon, for the "planting, ruling, ordering, 
and governing New England in America," Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges and Captain Mason were the 
two most active members. Gorges had a grant of 
the province of Maine in New England. Although 
the Scovilles went from the borders of this parish to 
New England, the emigrants probably never saw 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges. He died May 14, 1647, and 
passed his life amid scenes of great political activity. 
That his fame was well known to his Scoville con- 
temporaries is likely enough, though it would be 
unreasonable to assume that they were particularly 
influenced thereby to emigrate. In the center of the 
village stands a house built about 1450, called the 
"tiled house," and a tradition in the village says 
that monks were once its occupants. All gravestones 
of the Scovilles have disappeared both from within 
and without the parish church of All Saints, There 
is no painted glass or remains of great antiquity 
about the church, which consists of a nave with a 
chancel almost as long, and a north aisle. The late 
Norman pillars and arches are built of the beautiful 
red stone from the neighboring heaths. An oak 


board bears the names of forty-three vicars beginning 
in the year 1162. The pulpit dates back to before 
1500. Of the bells in the tower, the treble is of early 
fourteenth-century date, and two others of the fif- 
teenth century. There is a gravestone in the church 
dated 1280, and the base and shaft of a fifteenth- 
century cross stands in the churchyard. Henry Helme, 
the vicar here before 1581, was well known to the 
Scovilles, and this inscription on a brass plate to his 
memory must have been a familiar sight to them: — 

"The vycare sometyme of this towne 

a frynde and father of ye poore, 
And founder of Bay lye howse, bye 

death to lyffe ys gone before. 
So heare not dead, but layd to sleepe, 

he Henrye Helme his corps doth rest. 
God's word ys true let no man doubt, 

the faythfull are for ever blest." 


Robert Scoville, indicated in the last table of the 
descendants of Thomas Scoville of Sturminster Mar- 
shall (died 1563), was born about 1545-1550. When 
he was about twenty-five or thirty years of age, love 
or opportunity led him to make his home in a dwelling 
house nearly two miles northward from the center 
of the village of Sturminster Marshall. This house 
stood beyond the northern boundary of the parish 
of Sturminster Marshall, and together with the garden 
and some acres of ground that then belonged with 
it, formed a part of what then was the manor of Shap- 
wick. This little farm was known by the name of 
"Whole Place"; it is still within the parish of Shap- 
wick, the central village of which is about a mile from 
the village of Sturminster Marshall. Love certainly 
had some part in Robert Scoville's occupancy of 

Whole Place, for he had issue and left a male heir 
there in Shapwick. As for "opportunity," it came 
to him in the year 1574 when he first acquired the 
right of occupancy of Whole Place. His purchase 
thereof and proof of his continuance therein, for 
seventeen years at the least, is recorded as follows: — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Duchy of Lancaster. Rentals and Surveys. The Manor 
of Shapwick, Dorset: — 

A Survey 7 Sept. 33 Elizabeth (year 1591) 

"Juror Robert Scoville" (and others) 

"The freholders by pretense of the said mannor are as 
followeth, viz: .... Robert Scovell holdeth by copie dated 
xxi September Ano El. xvi (1574) one Tente, garden and orcharde 
called Whole Place, and one close cont. by halfe an acre, and 
one close cont. vi. acres of Arr. land, and xiii acres of Arr. in 
the fieldes, and one acre of meadow & in the Comon meade 
yelding per Ann. xiiis iiid." 

"Freholders by pretense" meant that Robert 
Scoville (or Scovell) with others held their land direct 
of Elizabeth, Queen of England, as of her Duchy of 
Lancaster, and more particularly by a somewhat 
nominal rental payable annually to the officers in 
whom she had reposed the administration of her 
own personal estate. The revenues of the Duchy of 
Lancaster have been the personal property of the 
sovereign of England for centuries. Robert Sco- 
ville's holding "by copie" means by a copyhold 
deed recorded in the court rolls of the manor of Shap- 
wick, not a quitclaim deed, but one conveying all 
the rights of occupancy and use of Whole Place, for 
the term of his life, subject to a payment at fixed 
periods to the Duchy of Lancaster, and also accord- 
ing to his son and heir the first privilege of a renewal 
of the copyhold deed in the son's favor, after the 
death of the father. A copyhold deed conveyed 
about all privileges save that of selling the property, 


though the occupant could terminate his tenure at 
any time upon a surrender made in the manorial court. 
Robert Scoville was the first Scoville to so hold 
and reside at Shapwick. No further records of the 
manor of Shapwick are extant until the year 1612, 
when Louis (or Lewis) Scoville, son of the said Robert, 
is found recorded as having entered into the premises, 
before that date, upon terms of tenure similar to 
those that had been enjoyed by his father. The 
vital records of the parish of Shapwick before 1656 
are now believed to be lost; but Robert Scoville died 
intestate (apparently) before the fourth day of Sep- 
tember, 1604, leaving in addition to his heir Louis 
Scoville, two daughters Honor and Agnes, son William, 
and widow Thomazine. The widow died between Sept. 
4 and Dec. 7, 1604, leaving a will in which she makes 
no bequest to her son Louis, doubtless because he 
was the chief heir of Robert Scoville, having received 
all the rights of a life tenure of Whole Place, as will 
be evidenced hereinafter. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London. Harte 95. 

The Last Will and Testament of Thomazine Schovell. 

Anno Dmi 1604 & Rni Regis Jacobi 2°. In the name of 
God. Amen. I Thomazine Schovell of Shapwicke, in the 
Countie of Dorsett, vid. beinge sicke in bodye, but whole in 
mynde and of good and perfecte remembrance, thankes be 
to AUmightie God, Doo make my laste will and Testament 
this presente daye beinge the ffourthe of September, in maner 
and forme followinge vizt.: ffirst I bequeathe my soule into 
the hands of AUmightie God my onelie Saviour and Redeemer. 
And my bodie to be buryed in the parishe Churche of Shap- 
wicke aforesaid in Christyan buryall. Item. I geve to my 
parishe churche Three shillins, fower pence. Item. I geve 
to my daughter Honor Thirtie poundes, and the bedd which 
I lye in, and all things thereunto belonginge. Item. I geve 
to my daughter Honor Twoo paire of the best sheetes I have. 
Item. I geve her haulf a dozen of the best pewter vesselles 
that I have. Item. I geve her Twoo brasen pottes, the best 
brasse panne and twoo brasse kettles, Twoo candelsticks, 
Twoo sawcers and the beste salte seller. Item. I geve unto 


my said daughter Twoo covelles, my beste skillette, One morter 
and Twoo of the beste Stocks of Bees. Item. I geve to my 
said Daughter Honor my twoo newe gounes, my beste peticote, 
my beste cloake, six partletts, six charcheises (whereof twoo 
shall be of the beste) Three forehead clothes, the beste I have, 
my beste blacke apron, and twoo canvas aynes. Item. I 
geve her Twoo paire of my beste sleeves, twoo of my beste 
table napkins & two smocks. I geve to my daughter Agnes 
my beste safeguard and my litle cloke, my flockbed, a paire 
of blanketts, and a paire of sheetes, & all the rest of my wearinge 
lynen. Item. I geve her twoo quarternes, a covell, one yoting 
vate of ffyve bushelles & a trendall, the biggest save one. I 
geve her my brewing kettle, my midle brasse potte, one skillett 
and a cofer. Item. I geve to my saide daughter Agnes fower 
pewter vesselles, one salte seller, one candelsticke, one powdringe 
tubbe, one Reeve, one long hoggett & twoo Stocks of Bees. 
I geve to my sonne in lawes child Wm Seller fyve poundes to 
be let out to the use and behoofe of the saide childe untill he 
come to the Age of Twentie one yeares. And if the saide childe 
doe dye to remaine to the nexte. Item. I geve to the saide 
childe one Stock of Bees. Item. I geve to my sister Ellen 
Broockmans Twentie shillings, and to her three daughters a 
noble a peece. Item. I geve to everie one of my godchildren 
fower pence. Item. I geve to my sonne in lawe William 
Seller ffyve poundes. Item. I geve more to my daughter 
Honor my beste cofer. Also I geve her one quarter of wheate 
& one quarter of barley withe all of the reste of the provision 
in the house to keepe & finde her the whole yeare. Also I 
geve her all the turfes* to her use and comoditie. And if it 
be so that Honor doe happen to dye before shee be married 
that then her stocke shall remaine unto her brother William. 
All the reste of my goodes moveable and unmoveable (debts 
and legacies beinge paide) I geve unto my sonne William Schovell 
whome I make my whole Executor. Allso my will is that if 
my sonne William Schovell doo die before he be married, that 
then his stocke to remayne to his sister Honor. And for the 
better performance hereof I doo constitute and ordayne my 
well beloved in Christ Henry Siler and Thomas Mullens, Senior, 
to be my Overseers and for their paines I doo geve to eache 
of them a Stocke of Bees. And to the wryter hereof I geve 
tenne shillings. Pr me Henrica Brafifeilde, Curata. 
Proved 7 Dec. 1604 by William Schovell. 

*Glossary. Yoting. Yote, to pour in; vate, brewing vat; trendall, a 
brewer's cooler; covelles, coats; partletts, ruffs or bands worn about the neck; 
safeguard, a riding habit; reeve, a sieve for separating grain; hogget, a young 
sheep; turfes, turf cakes for fuel made from refuse of oak bark by tanners. 


William Scoville (son of Robert and Thomazine Sco- 
ville of Shapwick) removed to Iwerne Minster in Dorset, 
about twelve miles northward of Shapwick. He is last 
of record at Shapwick in 1613, when a summons was 
issued for his appearance in the court of the manor of 
Shapwick, which he defaulted, viz.: — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Manor Court Rolls, Dorset. Duchy of Lancaster. Shap- 
wick. (year 1613) m. 4. 10. Court of the manor of John 
Studley, gent, farmer to lord King James. Court held 21 
May 10 James L Translated: — 

"Further it is presented that William Scovyle [and others] 
owe suit on this day and have made default. They are each 
amerced [fined] 3d." 

William Scoville is last of record at Iwerne IViinster, 

when over sixty years of age, as paying a tax the 

amount of which represented a comfortable estate 

in land or merchandise. There is no record which 

suggests that he ever married, and he had no 

Scoville successors at Iwerne Minster of record.* 

Public Record Office, London. 

Lay Subsidies. Dorset. 18 Charles I. (1642) No. 105-336:— 

"Iwerne MynsterTythinge. WmScovell — £0 — 15s — Od." 

Lewis or Louis (Latin Lodovicus) Scoville continued 
in possession of the Scoville property (doubtless 
"Whole Place") at Shapwick, and conveyed all his 
rights therein to his son Richard and daughter Sybil. 
He is of record twenty-one times in the court rolls 
of the manor of Shapwick, which records are extant 
in complete form from 1612 to 1621. 

Public Record Office, London. 

Duchy of Lancaster. Dorset. Manor Court Rolls. No. 
716-57. Translations: — 

Shapwick. Court held there 24 June 9 James I (1612). 
Of the homage, "Laudovicus (Louis) Scovell." 

Court held there 22 day Oct. 9 James I (1612):— 

"Juror, Lewis Scovyle." 

*See Addenda. 


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He was also a juror of this manorial court for the 
sessions held at Shapwick on 19 Oct. 11 James I, 2 
May 12 James I, 8 Oct. 12 James I, 12 April 13 James 
I. He was presented at the courts held there 9 Oct. 
13 James I, and on 8 May 18 James I: served as 
messor at the courts held there on 15 April 14 James 
I, and 14 Oct. 14 James I; and was juror again on 6 
Feb. 14 James I, 5 May 15 James I (excused 16 Oct. 
15 James I), 13 April 16 James I, 21 Oct, 16 James I, 
22 April 17 James I, 30 June 17 James I and on 30 
Sept. 17 James I. (1614 to 1620). 

At the court held on 15 April 10 James I (1613) 
Lewis Scoville transacted the highly important business 
of surrendering his copyhold estate to the lord of the 
manor of Shapwick, and then having the title to it 
regranted to himself in trust for his son Richard and 
daughter Sybil. For this guarantee assuring the 
property to his children he paid to the lord of the 
manor the large fine of £20. We quote the record 
in full, viz.: — 

Public Record Office, London. 

Duchy of Lancaster. Manor Court Rolls. Dorset. No. 
716-57. Manor of Shapwick. Translation: — 

"Court of the manor of John Studley, gentleman, farmer 
for the Lord King James held on 15 April 10 James I (1613). 
Membrane 4 : — 

"(A surrender) To the same court came 'Lodovicus' (Louis) 
Scovyll who held by copy right in the same manor one customary 
tenement with appurtenances for the term of his life according 
to the custom of the aforesaid manor. And in full court he 
surrendered the same into the hands of the aforesaid farmer, 
with its appurtenances and his whole state, title and interest 
therein & in any parcel of the same; besides which he had to 
surrender to the same farmer as heriot* his best beast, but the 
said farmer received 10 shillings in court in lieu of the heriot. 

"(A new Status.) After which the said Louis came into 

*Henot. The best beast exacted of the tenant as a fine for the egress 
of a copyholder from his holding, as in the case of death, and the admission 
of a new tenant. 


the same court and received from the farmer the said tenement 
to have and to hold for himself the said Louis, and his children 
Richard and Sybil, for the term of their lives and that of the 
longest liver successively, according to the custom of the manor, 
in return for the customary works and services both owing 
and accustomed. Further the said farmer conceded special 
license to the said Louis to drain the marshland both without 
and within the said manor and to let and concede the afore- 
said tenement, either part or parcel, to any person or persons, 
to whom it may best please him for the term of seven years, 
beginning at the feast of St. Michael next following and con- 
tinuing for the full term (if the said Louis live so long) 
notwithstanding any custom* of the manor. And for this 
status, license and entrance on the premises the aforesaid Louis 
Scovile gave the said farmer for fine £20 of legal English money 
paid into the hands of the said farmer." 

Admission of Tenant. "And thus the aforesaid Louis 
Scovyle made homage to the lord and was admitted tenant. 
The homage of Richard and Sybil to be made whenever neces- 
sary" [upon the death of their father, Louis]. 

Sybil Scoville disappears from view, perhaps in 
marriage. As no record of her marriage is obtainable, 
we are unable to determine whether she outlived 
her brother, Richard Scoville, and thereby received 
his rights in the estate that had been occupied by 
their father. Had she outlived Richard, it is doubtful 
if she would have so inherited, for Richard married 
and his heirs seem to have continued at Shapwick 
for years after his death, and he certainly lived there 
for twenty-five years or more after his father had 
secured to him the chief inheritance of the property. 
The record of the death of his father and the court 
roll record of the rendering of homage by Richard 
Scoville, to John Studley (or his successor), the king's 
lessee at Shapwick, are not now extant. The vital 
records of Shapwick before 1653 have not been found, 
though it is stated in Kelly's Directory of the County 
of Dorset that they are extant for many years prior 

*The fine of £20 additional. 


thereto. This Richard Scoville of Shapwick was 
born in the year 1606 and married: — 

Registry of the Diocese of Sarum, Salisbury, Wilts. Mar- 
riage Licenses: — 

"Richard Scovell of Shapwick Co. Dorset, husbandman, 
aged 28, licensed to marry Mary Cooke of Earlstoke, Co. Wilts, 
spinster, aged 22. 16 May 1634." 

Richard Scoville of Shapwick was dead before 
1642, as in this year his widow became taxed. Her 
Christian name is entered in the Subsidy Rolls as 
"Mawd," which is an abbreviation of Magdalen 
(pronounced "Maudlen"), a variant of Mary very 
commonly used in Dorset and elsewhere in the seven- 
teenth century, and especially by ecclesiastical record 
keepers. Subsidy Roll No. 105-336 was written by 
a scribe resident in the vicinity of Shapwick and 
familiar with the business of collecting taxes: — 

Public Record Office, London. 
Lay Subsidies. Dorset. 105-336. 18 Charles I (year 1642) :— 
"Shapwick Tything, Mawd Scovell £0 — 2s — Od." 

This record is the first in evidence of the death of 
her husband, Richard Scoville, who may have been 
dead for two or three years in 1642. The amount 
of the tax is small. It is scarcely large enough to 
cover the whole estate that her husband had in- 
herited, as we have seen, from his father Louis Sco- 
ville. That some change in the extent of the tenure 
of Richard was caused by his death is evident. As 
he died when not over thirty-six years of age, and as 
his son John, the emigrant to New England and his 
possible son Arthur, the other emigrant, could not 
have been more than about four and six years of age 
in 1642, no court roll deed of transfer to them, by 
their father, of his rights in real estate at Shapwick 
seem to have been obtained for them by him. It was 


necessary for Richard to purchase that title for one 
of his sons before he died. The customs of the manor 
so required. Richard, doubtless, held only for the 
term of his own life, as the record hereinafter indicates. 
That the widow, left with one or more young children, 
was unable to carry on the estate, or to obtain a new 
deed of entry from the lord of the manor for the life 
of herself in behalf of one or more of her children and 
for the life of one or both of them, is clearly indicated 
by the next existing record of her. This record is 
of a small tax. It shows that the widow Scoville 
had either removed nearly two miles northward of 
Shapwick into the small hamlet of Tarrant Keyns- 
ton, or had become responsible for some small busi- 
ness premises therein, and was accordingly taxed 
therefor. Subsidy Roll 105-346 in which this record 
was found is a roll composed of fragments of various 
rolls, detached, mutilated, and partly decayed mem- 
branes. The officials of the Record Office, London, 
after careful study of each of these fragments, have 
been able to designate the period of years to which 
these fragments refer, i. e., the period of some years 
before and after 1660. The exact year of the making 
of the particular fragmentary membrane on which the 
record exists cannot be determined. The widow 
Scoville, buried May 8, 1654, may have even died 
before the tax was collected; the list is that of the 
assessment, and the assessments were often pre- 
pared from the lists of a previous assessment. Fre- 
quently there also appears in the Subsidies a list of 
the names of persons from whom the tax could not 
be collected. Upon one of the fragments in words 
still discernible is the entry: — 

Public Record Office, London. 
Lay Subsidies. Dorset. No. 105-346. 
"Tarrant Keynston. Widd. Scovill i." 

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And also upon one of these fragments of a subsidy 
membrane is the only record now extant in England 
of her son, John Scoville, viz.: — 

"Tarrant Rawston, Johes Scovill i s." 

This is the John Scoville who appeared in New Eng- 
land about the year 1662. Tarrant Rawston is a 
hamlet of five or six houses clustered together, scarcely 
a mile from Tarrant Keynston, and about three 
miles from Shapwick church. John Scoville shortly 
before emigrating from Dorset to New England had 
become amenable to taxation as the occupant of 
some building which he used for some business pur- 
pose or as an abode. The old houses of both of the 
Tarrant hamlets are the usual type of the ancient coun- 
try cottage of Dorset. Both hamlets are now united 
as one for ecclesiastical purposes. Arthur Scovell, 
believed in New England to have been brother of the 
said John Scoville, if he was such, would have es- 
caped taxation in England in residing with either 
his mother or brother, or if engaged in any occupa- 
tion with either one on the premises aforesaid. The 
only record of him in England probably ever made 
officially was the record of his baptism, or of a possible 
apprenticeship. Arthur was married in England, John 
in America. The records of baptism, marriage, and 
burial in the parish church of Shapwick before 1654 
are lost. The record of the burial of the widow Sco- 
ville is one of the first entries in the existing parish 
register of Shapwick church : — 

"Burial. Magdalen Schovell widow. Dec. 8, 1654." 

She was probably buried beside her husband, Richard, 
though their gravestones have been destroyed in 
accordance with the usual custom with old memorials 
in English churchyards. The custom is to use the 

same ground space over and over again for burials, 
and within a generation or thirty years, their me- 
morials, if any were erected to Richard Scoville and 
his wife in Shapwick churchyard, were removed or 
destroyed. The probability is that none were ever 

No further record in England of Arthur Scoville 
has been found, and no further record of John Sco- 
ville. Both were young men when their spirits rose 
to meet the call of their opportunity to go to America 
and there open a new chapter in the history of their 
ancient family. Both were left wholly to their own 
devices before they were twenty-one years of age. 
Free as the winds, they rejected the prospect of an 
eventless existence in Dorset, caught the spirit of 
their time, and became a factor in the greatest peace- 
ful exodus of a people over sea from one continent 
to another in the known history of the world. 

Richard and Mary (Magdalen) Scoville having 
died intestate and before the emigration of John and 
Arthur Scoville, no probate document exists in Eng- 
land to prove the facts of the emigration and relation- 
ship. Nevertheless, three years of investigation of 
the Scoville records wherever they occur in England 
in the seventeenth century, — and there is no Sco- 
ville parish into which we have not ventured, — and 
of study of the problem of the origin of John Scoville 
brings us, through the most exhaustive process of 
elimination, to Shapwick in the shire of Dorset. There 
we rest, on one of the steps of Shapwick's village 
cross, conscious of human fallibility, but satisfied 
with the effort (great as it has been) and the means 
(slender though they may seem to the supercritical) 
by which we have here come. 

This stone cross in the center of the market place 
at Shapwick is a most venerable antique. The top 


^baptoicfe. tKfje tillage Street 

^baptuick. ^be Ccogg 

is broken off; the wide circular steps and shaft re- 
main. It is like the Calvary in a French village, 
and erected for a similar purpose. ''For thys reason 
hen croysses by ye waye that whan folke passinge see ye 
croysses they shoulde thynke on Hym that deyed on ye 
croysse above at thynges.'' A legend connected with 
one of them is that when it sinks into the ground, the 
end of the world will come. The village cross at 
Little Budworth in Cheshire has almost sunk. 

"Shapwick is a large village situated near the river Stour. 
It seems to derive its name from the Saxon sceap, a sheep, 
and wic, a village; perhaps from an uncommon number of 
sheep fed here in former ages. . . . The church dedicated 
to St. Bartholomew, is an ancient building. . . . The south 
wall appears to be early English, for it has windows of this 
date. The rest of the edifice is Perpendicular, of poor char- 
acter. . . . There is a large font with octagonal bowl. A 
pair of plain shallow arches are sculptured on each face. It 
stands on a massive circular stem and two steps. On one 
of the bells is inscribed: — 

'Whosoever doth hear good Saint Christopher's bele, 
On the day when he does so may hope to farewell.' 

"On a slab in the floor is a very beautiful brass; the portrait 
of Maria de Champayns of Shapwick, in a standing posture 
clad in a long gown descending in straight folds to the feet, 
at which a dog is couched, which has an ornamental collar 
around the neck. The lady's gown has large hanging sleeves, 
the hands upraised in prayer. She seems to have married 
Oke in the reign of Richard II." The History and Antiquities 
of the County of Dorset, by Hutchins. 


Summary of the Pedigree of Scoville of Shapwick 
Pedigree F 

Robert Scoville = Thomazine 

of "Whole 
Place" 1576; 
died before 

Will proved 1604. 

"William Scoville Honor Scoville Louis Scoville' 
oflwerne of" Whole 

Minster Place" liv- 

ing 1613. 

? Agnes Sco- 
ville = 

Wm. Siller. 

Richard Scoville = Mary Cooke 

of "Whole 
Place" Mar. 
Lie. 16 May, 
1634. Dead in 

Born 1612. Buried 8 
Dec, 1654. 

John Scoville 

Born 1635-40. Emi- 
grant to America about 

Arthur Scoville 
Emigrant to 
about 1660. 


Charles Arthur Hoppin. 

Hartford, Connecticut, U. S. A. 

Mary Cooke, wife of Richard Scoville of Shap- 
wick, was daughter of Henry and Susannah Cooke 
of Earlstoke, Wiltshire, and granddaughter of John 
Cooke of the same parish. This is proved by wills, 
abstracts of which were furnished by Mr. Hoppin. 

'See Addenda. 


Archdeaconry Court of Sarum. Will of John Cooke. 

29 Oct. 1625. John Cooke the elder of Earlstoke, Wilts. 

To the poore 2 bushels of corne to be baked in bread. 

To Alse Cooke my wife my pewter, bed that I lye on, etc., 
& the p'fect (profit) of my lyving for the deade yere, too bushels 
of beanes, too bushels of wheat, too bushels of rie, my best 
pigge, one load of hay. 

To my Sonne Samuel Cooke one stock of beade (bees), one 
brasse pan, one yerlinge heaffer. 

To my sonn Henry Cooke, my furnise, best cobord, my 
wife to have use thereof during widowhoode. 

To my Sonne John Cooke, best pan, best gerken Dublet 
and hoose. 

To Edward Huet one pigge and my coat. 

To my daughter Elioner Huet 10 s.; to my daughter Joan 
Munday 5 s; to my daughter Alee nashe 5 s.; to my daughter 
Agnes Woodrowe 5 s. To my daughter's daughter Grace 
Edwards, too ewes; to my children's children xii d apeece. 
To Robert lynkhorn his too children xii d apeece. To Henry 
Cooke, my Sonne's sonne, best brasse candelsticks. Residue 
to my son Henry Cooke, executor. My wife to have use of 
household stuffe w'thin doors, during her widowhoode. Proved 
4 Nov. 1625. 

Inventory of John Cooke's estate, taken by John Trainnell, 
Christopher George and Bartholomew Lowdly, on Nov. 3, 
1625, exists in detail in the records of the Archdeaconry Court 
of Sarum. Total xxxv li., v s. 

Archdeaconry Court of Sarum. "A true and p'fect In- 
ventory of the goods and Chatties of Henery Cooke of Earlstoke, 
deceased, Saturday night March 13th 1646. This Inventory 
was taken about 2 days after the deceased his intermt by Tho: 
ffook, clerke, Christopher George Sen., Edward Perrot, Henery 
Cromwell. Exhibited at Sarum by Edward Crumwell, ad- 
ministrator, 10 Oct. 1647." 

"Susan Cooke, the Relict of Henery Cooke late of Earlstoke 
Husbandman doe acknowledge my Husband to dy much in- 
debted beyond my abilityes to compasse; & doe by these 
prsents disclayme all right, title & interest in his goods, beinge 
willinge that any one of his creditors shall or may administer 
& shall be glad to have it payd to ye utmost. 

"In witnes hereof I have hereunto put my hand & 
the first of June, the three and twentieth yeere of the raigne 


of or Sov'gne Lord Charles & in the yeere of or Lord 
God 1647." 

the signe of 
Witnesses Tho: ffook Susan H Cooke 

Henry Luden. 

Mrs. Susan Cooke survived until the month of 
May, 1670. Her will is extant. 

Archdeaconry Court of Sarum. Will of Susan Cooke. (Ab- 

22 May 1670. Susanna Cooke of Earlestoake, Wilts, widd. 

To Sara ffishlock, daughter of Sara ffishlock widd. one 
standing bedstead, a Teaster to it & ye bed shee nowe lyeth 
on with all things yt now belongeth to him. 

To Grace ffishlock sister of the aforesaid Sara one chest & 
one brass Crocke. 

To Marie Scovell daughter of Richard Scovell tenn shillings. 

To John Cooke sonne of Robert Cooke one pewter platter. 

To Robert Cooke & Henry Cooke sonnes of ye aforesaid 
Susanna Cooke one shilling apeice. 

Residue to Sarah fishlock my Daughter executrix. 

Willm Hood her 

Edward Cromwell Shusan Cooke 

his marke mark 

Alice Cromwell 

Proved 2 June 1670. Inventory taken 2 June 1670 by 
Edw. Cromwell Christopher Avon. The estate consisted only 
of wearing apparel, and a small amount of household goods. 
Total £13: 17: 6. 


chapter ^taoo 

Further Scoville Pedigrees and 

In Chapter One has been given an account of 
the Scovilles of Wessex from 1194 to 1660. Only 
those who are believed to have been in the direct 
line of ancestry of John Scovell, the emigrant to New 
England, are mentioned in that chapter. Mr. Hop- 
pin's arrangement of the pedigree in brief is as 
follows : — 

William de Scoville, a younger son of Ralph de 
Scoville, Knight, founder of the manorial Scovilles 
of Hilperton, Herling, Chelworth, Turweston, and 
Brockley, was agent for the Abbess of Shaftesbury 
at Corfe Castle in Dorset in 1214. From this William 
the line descends, with some uncertainty as to the 
succession of individuals, to John de Scoville, who 
in 1327 was given by Sir John Mautravers the estate 
or manor of Wichampton, and removed there. From 
this John de Scoville of Wichampton in 1327 the line 
still descends to Thomas Scovell who was buried 
at Sturminster Marshall, July 25, 1565. The loss 
and lack of records in this period makes the number 
of generations and the Christian names of some of 
the Scovilles quite unknown or conjectural during 
the period 1327 to 1565, but the posvsibility of even 
a conjectural pedigree at this period is sufficiently 
remarkable. Thomas Scovell of Sturminster Marshall 
had a son, Robert Scovell [the possibility that Robert 
was a nephew of Thomas, and son of Andrew Scovell 


who was buried at Sturminster, Jan. 9, 1569, must 
not be forgotten], who continues the line at Shapwick 
through Louis Scoville and his known son Richard, 
who was the father of John Scoville [Scovell], last 
mentioned at Tarrant Rawston about 1660, who is 
the very John Scovell who appeared in Connecticut 
shortly before 1666. The total loss of parish reg- 
isters for this period at Shapwick is very disappoint- 
ing. For this reason the proof that this is the American 
John Scovell rests upon elimination. If the records 
found are really exhaustive, then there is no other 
John Scoville anywhere in England found that fills 
the requirements save this John of Tarrant Rawston. 

Thomas Scovell of Wichampton is the first Scovell 
to come into clear light after the record-chasm of 
several generations which obscures the succession to 
the Scovell estates at Wichampton. All that we can 
be quite sure of is that the Wichampton estate de- 
scended in the Scovell family without interruption 
down to this Thomas Scovell. He was probably 
the grandson of that Thomas Scovell who endowed 
the light in the church at Sturminster Marshall in 
1547 and son of the Richard Scovell who with others 
was made the custodian of the church goods, no 
longer to be used in church service, at the time of 
Edward VI, when in 1552 the Reformation was put 
into effect by Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, 
Lord Protector. The wife of this Thomas Scovell 
was Alice and she was living in 1594. Thomas him- 
self was born about 1524 and died in 1594. His 
children were Richard, Thomas, George, Charles, 
John, Margaret who married John Scott, Alice who 
married Edmund Cooke, a daughter who married 
William Tulse, and Avis who married Robert Cock- 
eram. Thomas is known from the following docu- 
ments : — 


Duchy of Lancaster Pleadings. 8 Elizabeth (1566) No. 7 
o, b, & c. 

"Anthony Harte, Lawrence Warren & others, Tenants of 
the Queen's manor of Kyngeston Lacye (a manor lying between 
Sturminster Marshall and Wimborne Minster, probably on the 
site of present Kingston Hall, two miles northwest of Wimborne 
Minster), claiming by agreement with Edward Bafshe & 
Sir John Rogers, Knight, for the Estate and Interest of John 
Purvey, who was the Queen's auditor and lessee for term of 
years vs Edward Bafshe, Wm Ettrick, Thomas Russell, Thomas 
Scovell & others tenants of the manor, charged with entering 
into security and referring to arbitration the matters of the 
agreement without consent of the plaintiffs. [This Thomas 
Scovell of Wichampton, Dorset, and three others became bound 
for £300 in behalf of all the tenants of the manor for the pay- 
ment of £220.] They enter a general denial of responsibility; 
and they claim the right to the portions of the manor held by 
them under the lease; and they state that their referring to 
arbitration the matter formerly in dispute was properly done. 
The premises involved were the purchase money for mes- 
suages, lands, tenements and hereditaments for which the 
tenants of the manor were to give security. Kyngeston Lacye 
Manor, Dorset." 

The next document is one of considerable interest, 
because the original parchment document is in the 
United States, and it is the oldest Scovell document 
of the kind in existence. The document is too long 
to quote in full, but the first sentence begins as fol- 
lows: — 

"This Indenture made the one and twenteth daye of October 
in the one and twenteth year of the Raigne of oure sovereigne 
Lady Elizabeth" [year 1574]. It is a deed or lease for the con- 
sidation of £100 made by Thomas Morton Esq. of Winterborne 
Clenston in Dorset, and his son and heir George Morton, to 
Thomas Scovell of Wichampton, yeoman, and his sons George 
and Thomas. The lands concerned lay in the parish of Oke- 
ford Shillinge,* Dorset, and consisted of meadows, pastures 
and clofts with appurtenances, on the Queen's highway there 
called Beere lane with common pasturage, and also four clofts 
of pasture in the manor of Beere, on the north side of Beere 
lane, etc. sometime in the tenure of Henry White. 

*Now Shillingston. Properly Ockford EskelUng or Ackford Skyllings. 
Takes name from its ancient lords, the Eskellings or Eschelings. 


We also have an interesting record of the patri- 
otism of this Thomas Scovell of Wichampton, when 
in 1588 the Spanish Armada threatened the southern 
coasts of England with destruction. 

"The names of those Persons who contributed towards 
the defense of this Country at the time of the Spanish Armada, 
1588, and the amounts each contributed: (T. C. Noble). 

Dorset. Thomas Scovell of Wichampton. 25 li." (£25, a 
large contribution.) 

Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, London. 
Scott. 30. 

Will of Thomas Scovell of Wichampton, Dorset. 1594. 

In the name of god Amen the ffower and twentieth Daye 
of Julye in the yere of oure Lord god one thousand fyve hundred 
nynetie fower I Thos Scovell of Witchampton in the Dioces 
of BristoU beyng of good and perfest memorye thanks be to 
god, and having learned out of gods word that we ar all borne 
to dye and that nothing ys more certeyne than deathe and 
yet nothing more uncertayn than the hower of deathe: and 
for that cause beyng willing to set in order suche transitory 
goodes as the Lorde hath here lent me in this world that my 
Soule may be in rest in the etearnall kingdome: Do make and 
ordeyne this my last will and testament in writing in manner 
and forme folowinge. ffirst I bequeathe my Soule to god my 
maker and sole Redeemer by whose only mercye I hope to have 
free pardon of my synnes and therby obteyne everlasting life. 
My bodie I leave to the earthe from whence yt had his first beyng. 
Item. I give to the poore people of the parishe of Wymborne 
twentie shillings: and to the poore people of Wytchampton 
ten shillinges. Item. I give to my servaunte AHce Williams 
ffower poundes: whereof ffortie shillinges remayneth in her 
father's hands. Item. I give to Walter Mearinge three 
poundes. Item. I give to every other my now servauntes 
tenne shillinges. Item. I give to every my god children twelve 
pence apeece, to be payed uppon Demaund thereof. Item. 
I give to my sonne George Scovell tenn poundes. Item. I give 
to my sonne John Scovell two hundred and fiftie poundes whereof 
ffiftie are to be Deljrvered to John Studley and William Tulse 
to the use of the sayed John Scovell when he shall be of the 
age of nyntene yeres and the other two hundred poundes To be 
paide unto the saide John Scovell when he shall accomplish 
the age of one and twentie yeres, yf in the meantyme there 
be not provided for hym some lyving of forty markes by the 
yere. And in the meanetyme my Executors shall give unto the 

sayed John Scovell suche sufficient mayntennce as shalbe 
thoughte meet by my overseers. And further yt is my will 
that yf the sayed John dye before his full age one hundred 
poundes of his sayed legacy shalbe distributed betweene the 
children of my Daughters Scott and Cooke and the rest to 
remayne to my executor. Item. I give unto Thomas Scott 
and to Mary Scott twoe of the children of my daughter Scott 
one Cowe a peece. Item I give to my daughter Margery yf 
she content her mother's mynde in her marriage the somme 
of one hundred poundes. Item. My will ys that at suche 
tyme as John Scott or my daughter Margaret Scott can pro- 
vide to buy any livinge for the sayed Margarett and her chil- 
dren my executors shall paye towards the buying thereof the 
somme of fiftie poundes. Or yf it shall happen the sayd John 
Scott shall dye then my executor shall paye to the sayed Mar- 
garet towards the advancement of her and her children the 
sayed somme of fiftie poundes, in the meanetyme they shall 
yerelie have the somme of fortie shillinges. Item. I give 
to every other the children of my children one sheep a peece 
(except to Alice Scovell to whome I give one heifer buUocke). 
Item. I give unto my sonne Charles Scovell the somme of 
fiftie poundes which he oweth me and twentie poundes more. 
Item. I give to my son in lawe William Tulse fyve poundes: 
to my son in lawe Robert Cockeram other fyve poundes, and 
fyve poundes to Edmond Cooke. Item. I give to my Wife 
Alice Scovell one hundred poundes and her chaumber for her 
aboade. All the rest of my goods moveable and unmoveable 
not before given and bequeathed (my debts payed and Legacys 
pformed) I give and bequeathe unto Richard Scovell my sonne, 
whome I make my whole Executor of this my last will and 
testament. And I ordeyne overseers of this my last will and 
testament Richard Herghmore clerke person of Hynton Marten, 
John Studley, gent., Richard Barnes and William Tulse gent, 
and Robert Cockeram whome I instantly desire to see this my 
will performed according to my good intent and meaning. 
And I give to each of them for their paynes takyng herein 
twentie shillinges. 
In Witnesse, etc. 

Richard Scovell, son (probably the first and oldest) 
of Thomas and Alice Scovell of Wichampton, lived 
all his life there in Wichampton. He doubtless 
inherited the manor of Wichampton and other lands 
from his father. Owing to loss of the parish registers 


of Wichampton, the dates of his family cannot be 
given. The name of his wife was Elizabeth, and they 
had an only child, Elizabeth, heiress of the entail of 
the Wichampton estates. She married Rev. Edward 
Thorn borough, rector of Ower Moign, and son of 
the Bishop of Worcester. 

A few documents relating to this Richard Scovell of Wich- 
ampton and his will follow: — 

Dorset Recoveries. 5 James I (1608) Michaelmas term. 27. 

Richard Scovell, gent, vs Robert Cockram. Two messuages 
and five acres in Sherborne, Newland, Castletowne & Oborne. 
Vouchees John, Richard and Thomas Dounton. 

Dorset Recoveries. 14 James I (1617) Trinity term. 3. 

Henry Sterrell Esq. & Richard Harvy gent, vs Thomas 
Harvy gent. 5 messuages and 370 acres in Wichampton. 
Vouchee Richard Scovell, gent. 

Dorset Recoveries. 14 James I (1617) Hillary term. 59. 

Robert Cockeram gent. & Richard Schovell gent, vs Wm 
Talbott gent. Manor of Broadmayne alias Mayne Martell and 
10 messuages, 394 acres and rents there and in Warmwell, West 
Knighton, Islington, Puddletowne, Fordington and the advow- 
son of the church of Broadmayne. 

Chancery Proceeding. Bills and Answers. Charles I. S. 

9 Nov. 1631. Richard Scovell of Wichampton, Dorset, vs 
Katherine Preston and George Williams; suit over a farm 
called Tarrant Muncton. 

The answer of the defendants covers two entire parchments. 

Proceeding in Chancery. Charles I. Bills and answers. 
S. 29-39. 

24 Nov. 1632. Richard Scovell of Wichampton, Dorset, 
Gent, vs George Brook & Richard Bosson. The complainant, 
for many years past, has been imployed by Dame Mary Gerard 
of the county of Sussex to collect for her Rents out of divers 
parsonages and tenements in Dorset in the town and county 
of Poole, and has collected and paid over the same to Sir ffrancis 
Englefeild of Wotton Basset, Wilts, Baronet, her son in law, 
deceased. The complainant borrowed £1000. of the said Dame 
Mary Gerard, mortgaging his property in Wichampton. He 
paid back the money, and received in return the cancelled mort- 
gage, and now sues the defendants to enter a vacat of the same. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Seager 54. 

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Scovell of Witch- 
ampton in the Countie of Dorset, gent, having had long con- 


tynuance of bodilie sicknes but being Still God bee thanked in 
good and perfect memorie. Considering the frailety of my 
life and uncertenty thereof being therefore desirous to settle 
my personall estate here on earth that my soule thorough God's 
mercie may the better enjoy the kingdome of heaven doe upon 
that resolucon make this my last Will and Testament in 
writeing revokinge hereby all other and former wills & testamts 
whatsoever either by word or writinge. fhrst I recomend my 
soule unto God allmighty hoping and assuredlie perswading 
myselfe that by the death and passion of his Sonne and by his 
death, whereof I take speciall hold, I have remission of my 
sinnes and so consequently life everlasting in his Kingdome. 
My bodie I leave to bee interred in my Parish Church of Wich- 
ampton the second night after my decease without any pomp 
at all haveing never heretofore desyred such vanity of pompe 
and expences. I give to the poore of the Same Parish fortie 
Shillings to bee distributed amongst them by my Executors 
hereafter named according to their good discrescons. Item 
I give unto my Servant Alice Scott the some of Twentie pounds 
in full satisfaccon of such money I owe unto her. And to my 
Servant William Scott ffive pounds of lawful money in recom- 
pense of his service done unto me. And to all other my now 
covenaunt Servants that have dwelled with mee by the space 
of one whole yeare, Twentie Shillings apeece. Item. My 
will and intent is and desire that as soone as my brother John 
Scovell hath provided himselfe a place of convenient habitacon 
and shall bring unto my Executors as well from himselfe as 
his children a general release of all former legacies given them 
and of all debts and demaunds whatsoever That then and not 
otherwise or before they, my Said Executors shall give him 
towards his preferment the some of ffiftie pounds lawfull money. 
Item my will and pleasure is and doe hereby give and bequeath 
to my son Thornburgh's now children and to each of them the 
some of ffiftie pounds of lawful money to bee paid unto them 
and everie of them at their severall ages of ffoure and twentie 
yeares if they shall bee then liveing, or to such of them as shall 
bee then liveing Amongst which I doe not accompt any part 
of the money which my Daughter Thornburgh hath had 
towards the purchase of the Advowson of the Parsonage of 
Owre. Item. I give unto my said daughter Thornburgh 
the some of ffortie shillings for a legacie to buy her a ring. All 
the rest of my goods Chattells and cattells whatsoever both 
moveable and unmoveable my debts and legacies being paid 
and my ffuneral expences discharged I give and bequeath unto 
my deare and wellbeloved wife Elizabeth and to my daughter 


Alice Vrry to hold and enjoy equally between them during their 
natural lives. And after the decease of my said wife my will 
is that all my said goods Chattells and catells shall wholly 
remayne to my said daughter Alice Urry or to her executors 
or administrators. And doe make and ordeyne my loving 
kinsman Henry Tulse gent, my Executor in trust of this my 
last Will and Testament for and on behalfe of my said wife 
and daughter Alice Urry in all things to see this my will per- 
formed. And doe desire my said daughter Alice Urry and her 
heires to whom the inheritance of all my lands in Wichampton 
or elsewhere will come and upon whom the same is settled to 
confirme all such estates as I shall graunt of any parte of my said 
lands to any of my Servant or Servants. 

In testimony hereof I have published this my last will and 
Testament the thirteenth Dale of June Anno Dni one thousand 
six hundred thirtie three and hereunto have sett my hand and 
scale the daie and yeare aforesaid. 


Witnesses to the publication of this will. Henry Tulse, John 
Hildesley, Wm Cockeram. 

Proved 14 June 1634 by Henry Tulse. 

Chancery Inquisition post mortem. 9 Charles I. (1633) 
No. 596-117. Dorset. Upon the estate of Richard Scovell 
of Wichampton, Dorset, deceased, to determine the possessions 
of the said deceased, of whom held, by what services and who 
was the heir. 

Thomas Scovell, son (probably second son) of 
Thomas and Alice Scovell of Wichampton, was of 
age in 1574. On the 21st day of October, 1574, his 
father purchased from Thomas and George Morton 
of Winterborne Clenston for £100 the lease of several 
parcels of land, clofts, pastures, and meadows, with 
their appurtenances in the parish of Okeford Shillinge, 
"to have and to hold and to farme letten." It is 
supposed that Thomas Scovell, Jr., settled there 
upon this farm, but no later mention of him has been 
found, nor any mention of descendants. He is not 
named in his father's will of 1594. 

George Scovell, son (probably third son) of Thomas 
and Alice Scovell of Wichampton, was of age in 1574 


when he, his father, and brother Thomas leased land 
in Okeford Shillinge of Thomas and George Morton. 
He had land in Okeford Shillinge of his father; was 
a non-resident owner of land at Shapwick, May 21, 
1613. He removed to Downton, Wiltshire. The date 
of his burial and the name of his wife have not been 
discovered. His children were George, AHce, William, 
Ambrose, and Rebecca. 

Parish Register. Downton. Wiltshire. 

1615. William Scovell the sonne of George Scoveli was 
baptized the 18th of Octob. 

1627. William Rayne & Als Scovell were married Oct. 6th 

1621. Ambrose Scovell the sonne of George Scovell bur. 
23 Dec. 

1647. Rebecca Scovel buried Dec. 7, 1647. 

George Scovell, Junior, lived at Downton, Wiltshire, and 
then removed to Salisbury in the same county where he died 
in 1676. His wife's name was Elizabeth, but the record of 
the marriage has not been found. 

Wiltshire Archeological Society. 36. 461. 

"George Scovell was a tenant to Mr. Ellyot in Meade Ward 
between St. Martin's Church, Salisbury, and Bell Corner. 
A. D. 1667." 

Parish Register of St. Martin's, Salisbury. Wiltshire. 

1661. Baptism. Jan. 31. George son of George & Eliza- 
beth Scovell. 

1664. Baptism. Dec. 11. Elizabeth daughter of George 
& Elizabeth Scovell. 

1668. Baptism. Ap: 23, George sonne of George & 
Elizabeth Scovell. 

1673. Baptism. July 6. Charles son of George & Eliza- 
beth Scovell. 

1671. Burial. June 22. George son of George Scovell. 

1676. Burial. April 17. George Scovel husband of Eliza- 
beth Scovel. 

1691. Burial. April 24. Charles Scovell. 

1702. Marriage Oct. 18. Hugh Smith & Elizabeth Scovell. 

Archdeaconry Court of Sarum. Filed will. Full copy. 

Memorandum that upon the ffifte day of December or 
neere thereabouts in this prsent yeare 1647 Rebeccah Scovell 
of Hamptworth wthin the pish of Downton in the County 
of Wilts, spinster, being sick in bodye, but of sound and pfect 


memory, wth minde and purpose to make and Declare her 
last will and testament Spake and said as followeth, or the like 
in effect vizt: Imprimis she gave and bequeathed unto John 
Light of Hamptworth aforesaid iis vi d. Item, she gave 
unto Tristram Light one othr of the sonnes of the said John 
Light ijs vid. She gave likewise unto the said John Light's five 
daughters, vizt: Anne, Elizabeth, Sara, Mary, Katherine all 
the best of her linnen clothes, and likewise her greene petticoate 
and her best Wastcote, to bee equally divided amongst them. 
All the rest and residue of her goods whatsoever she gave and 
bequeathed unto Thomas Rolph of Hamptworth aforesaid, 
husbandman, whome she nominated and appointed her sole 
executor of this her last will. In the presence and hearing of 
us whose names are subscribed. And shortly after dyed. 

John Light Proved 25 Jan 1647 

Ann Light 

An Inventory of all the goods and wearinge apparrell of 
Rebecca Scovell of Hamptworth in the prish of Downton late 
deceased and praised by . 

for her wearinge apparel iii li 5s 

for her coafer and monie wch shee had in it i 1. 

Suma tolis 04 li-5s-00d. 

John Light 

Blert Rice 

Charles Scovell, son (probably fourth son) of 
Thomas and Alice Scovell of Wichampton, lived in 
Wichampton. The records of his baptism, marriage, 
and burial are not found, as the parish registers be- 
fore 1656 are lost. He married Joane, daughter 
of George Bason, baptized at Sturminster Marshall 
Dec. 7, 1572. As far as known they had but one 
child, Charles Scovell, Jr., of whom below. 

Lay Subsidy. Dorset. 7 James I. 1610. 
Roll 105-299. Hundreds of Cranbourn, Badbury, Knowlton, 
Up Wimborne, Cockdeane, Sixpenny Handley, St. Giles 
Wimborne, Lowebarrowe, etc. : — 

Witchampton Tythinge: valor. tax. 

Richard Schovell gen in Land iii li x s 

Charells Schovell in Land x s [worn off] 


Lay Subsidy. Dorset. 105-301. 10 James I. 1610. 
Cranbourne Hundred. 

Richardo Skovell cu alys p oibz terr Suis in 

Wichampton iij s iiij d. 

Lay Subsidy. Dorset. 105-307. 21 James L 1624. 

Witchampton tythinge. Ricus Scovell lands valor tax 

iiij li 16 s. 

Charles Scovell, Jr., was born about 1593. He 
matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1610, the 
only English Scovell known to have done so. 

Registrum Universitatis Oxon. 

1610. 16 June. Balliol. 

"Charles Skovell. Dorset, pleb. f . 17." [son of a commoner, 
aged 17.] He received from his uncle, Richard Scovell of 
Wichampton, an endowment at the time of his marriage to 
Anne Vawer. He lived at Wraxhall, Somerset, and there died. 

Parish Register. Wraxall, Somerset. 

Ann Scovell baptized Nov. 4, 1624. 

Richard Scovell baptized 17 Jan., 1625. 

Charles Scovell baptized 16 Oct. 1628. 

Ann Scovell Buried July 14, 1653. (Wife of Charles) 

Charles Scovell was Buryed the 10th day of April 1658 

Richard the sonne of Richard Scovell was baptized the 
12th day and buried the 17th daye of Feb. 1659. 

Richard Scovell, son of Charles Scovell of Wrax- 
hall, removed to Wichampton, Dorset. The name 
of his wife was Mary, but the record of the wedding 
has not been found. 

Parish Register of Wichampton, Dorset. 

1669. Ann Scovell daughter of Richard Scovell and Mary 
his wife was baptized July the 24th 1669. 

1669. Margaret Scovell was buried November ye 10th 1669. 

1671. William ye son of Richard Scovell was Buried August 
the 12th 1671. 

1684. Mary ye daughter of John Scovell (son of Richard 
and Mary) & Mary his wife was baptized May 19th 1684. 

1687. John Scovell was buryed May 30th 1687. 

1695. Mary Scovell was buryed February 21st 1695, and 
affidavit made by Mr. Guise of More Critchell. 

1707. Anne Scovell was buryed Sept. 7th 1707. 


Charles Scovell, fourth son of Thomas and Alice 
Scovell of Wichampton, on his marriage to Anne 
Vawer was provided with an annuity by his uncle 
Richard Scovell of Wichampton, as shown by the 
following : — 

Field Club Deeds. Dorchester. 

To all Christian people to whome this wrighting shall come. 
Know ye that Richard Scovell of Witchampton in the Countie 
of Dorset, Gent, for and in consideration of a marriage to bee 
by God's grace had and solemnized betweene Anne Vower of 
Burcomb als Birdcombe within the parish of Wraxell in the 
Countie of Somerset, widdow of the one pte and Charles Scovell 
nephew of the said Richard Scovell of the other pte hath given 
and graunted and by these pnts dothe give and graunte unto 
the said Anne Vawer yf the said marriage shalbee had and 
solemnized accordinglie one other annuitie or yearly rent charge 
of twentie pound by the yeare to bee yssueing or goeing out of 
all those lands, tenements or hereditaments in Witchampton 
(being one fourth part or more of the Manor of Witchampton) 
or elsewhere in the said County of Dorset to have and to hold 
to her & her assigns from & immediately after the deaths of 
Richard Scovell & Elizabeth Scovell wiffe of the said Richard 
Scovell & either of them unto the end & term & for and during 
the full terme of 4 score years, if the said Anne Vawer shall 
so long live & the said marriage be solemnized. To be paid 
quarterly. [The usual distraint clause is added.] 

11 Dec. 1623. 21st James I. 

(Signed) Richard Scovell. 

The two following documents relate to John Sco- 
vell, fifth and youngest son of Thomas and Alice 
Scovell of Wichampton: — 

Dorset Recoveries. Chancery. 39-40 Elizabeth (1597-98) 
Michaelmas term. 3. John Combe and Wm Hunt vs Thomas 
Mullens. A messuage and 180 acres in Shapwick. Vouchee 
John Scovyll. (He was brother of Richard Scovell of Wichamp- 
ton, who made his will in June 1633.) 

Proceeding in Chancery. James I. S3-32. 

17 Feb. 1613. The answer of Robert Wallis to the Bill of 
Complaint of John Scovll (The complaint itself is missing.) In 
the month of January in the tenth yeare of his Majesty's reign 
that now is, John Bastard & Willm Weare, menconed in the 
said Bill of Complaynt, came to this deft, and did seale a bond 


of £20 for the paymt of £11 upon the xxixth of Nov. following, 
payable at the dwelling house of Mr Richard Scovell (the brother 
of the complainant) in Wichampton, which bond John Bastard 
did entreate this deft to accept in behalf of the Complainant. 
But the said Complt. did not at any tyme before the sealeing 
of the said bond acquaint this deft, that he and the said Bas- 
tard had made an agreemt that this deft, should take a bond 
of the said Bastard & Weare to the use of the Complt. for paymt 
of £12:10 as in the said Bill of Complt ys alledged or for the 
pmt of anie other some whatsoever. The said Bastard requested 
this deft, to write a letter to the said Complt. therby to adver- 
tise him to the effect, as farr as this deft, doth now remember, 
that he this deft, had taken a bond of vv li for the pamt of 
xi li unto him the said Complt. and withal desireing that the 
Complt would bee content to accept of the same bond for such 
debts and reckoninges as were then betweene them. After- 
wards this deft, meetinge with the Complt. or the said Richard 
Scovell, or both, the certaintie wherof this deft, cannot prn. 
solve, said — and then either the said Complt. himself e or the 
said Richard Scovell, by the order of the Complt., as he took 
it to be, [told] this deft that the said bond would not be accepted, 
the reason then determined to this deft, was there was more 
money due to the Complt. by the said Bastard than was men- 
coned upon the condicon of the said bond. And this deft, 
further saith that of late the said Bastard hath repaired unto 
him & hath required him to deliver upp to him the said bond, 
alledgeinge that the Complt. doth keepe from him other special- 
ties for the discharge wherof he sealed this bond of xx li, but 
this deft, doth detaine the bond and hath refused for his better 
safety to deliver the bond to either of them, the said Complt. 
or the said Bastard although the said Bastard hath thretned 
to serve him with proces for the delivery of the bond. But 
this deft, saieth he doth most humblie submit himselfe unto 
the grave censure of this most noble court for the delivery 
ther of, without that he this deft, hath anie bond if xxii li for 
the pamt of xi li to the Complt. or anie other bond other than 
the bond of xx 1. And without that that anie other matter or 
thinge conteined in the said Bill of Complt. materiall or effec- 
tuall by the deft, to be answered, confessed, or effectuall by 
this deft, to be answered unto and herein not sufficientlie 
answered, confessed, and avoyded, traversed or denyed ys 
true to the knowledge of this deft. All which matters this 
deft, ys redie to averr & prove as this noble: court shall award & 
humblie praies to bee dysmissed the same with his resonable 
costs and charges in this behalf e wrongfullie susteined. 

Fran: Gregorie 


John Scovell, son (probably fifth and youngest 
son) of Thomas and Alice Scovell of Wichampton, 
was under age when his father made his will in 1594. 
He was then about 17 or 18 years of age. He was 
probably of age in 1598, when he appears on a docu- 
ment as vouchee. He married (at date not found) 
Susanna Bradstock, daughter of Joseph and Emma 
(Browneinge) Bradstock of Wichampton. Her pedi- 
gree, and the names of her numerous sisters and broth- 
ers, is preserved in Harleian MS. No. 1166 at the 
British Museum, and has been printed in the Visitation 
of Dorset. 

John and Susannah Scovell lived at Wichampton, 
and later at Winterborne Stickland and Turn worth. 
He is styled "gentleman." The date of his death 
has not been found, nor any will or disposition of 
his property. His children were Richard Scovell 
of Broadmayne, Weymouth, and Dorchester; John 
Scovell who lived at Weymouth and married Hester, 
and had a daughter Hester Scovell, living in 1678; 
Avis Scovell who married 2 Feb., 1631-2, at Stickland, 
John Hicks; and Mary Scovell, bapt. June 10, 1624, 
at Stickland, and who married Thomas Burden of 
Bower Chalk, Wiltshire. 

Richard Scovell, son of John and Susannah (Brad- 
stock) Scovell, was born about the year 1605, prob- 
ably at Wichampton. He died at Broadmayne in 
1678, will dated Aug. 20, 1678. He married Eliza- 
beth, sister of Rev. Thomas Wheatley. Richard 
Scovell lived at Broadmayne, Weymouth, and Dor- 
chester, of which city he was town clerk. He was 
a man of importance, property, and social distinction. 
His children were: — 

(1) John Scovile of Tatton in Buckland Ripers; 
he married at Steeple in Purbeck 8 Sept., 1665, Mary 
Churchill and had John Scovile of Buckland Ripers 


who died in 1707 and Elizabeth who was living in 

(2) Samuel Scovile, bapt. June 2, 1651, at Mel- 
combe Regis; died May 21, 1690, at Broadmayne. 
Samuel Scovile married Anne Thornborough, daughter 
and heiress of Rev. John Thornborough, rector of 
Ower Moigne, and great-granddaughter of Richard 
Scovell of Wichampton. Their children were Richard, 
bapt. 1685, buried 1687; John, bapt. 1687; Samuel, 
bapt. 1690; and Elizabeth, who married 1707 Nicholas 
Keleway of Piddle Hinton, Dorset. 

(3) A daughter who married Simon Orchard, and 
had a son John Orchard. 

The following documents relating to Richard Sco- 
vell of Broadmayne, Weymouth, and Dorchester, or 
to his descendants, have been found: — 

Municipal Records of Dorchester. Dorset, p. 372. 

Mortgage to Richard Bury. 8 Nov. 1646. Stephen Moor- 
cocke of Dorchester, dyer, & Anne to Rich. Bury. Warranty. 
Rich. Scovile, gent, to deliver seisin. Witness, Richard Scovile. 

Ibid. pp. 460, 461. 

"1638. Nov. 9. Richard Skovile of the Borough, gent, 
appointed Town Clerk, to hold office until the Tuesday after 
Michaelmas next." (C. 9.) 

"1649. Oct. 16. Mr Richard Scovile chosen Town Clerk 
in place of Mr. William Derby, deceased." 

"1649. Nov. 17. A letter to Richard Scovile, offering 
him the place : Though the benefit and profit of the said place 
be no encouragement to you to accept of it, yet we hope the 
love and respect you beare to this town (which we conceive 
you cannot choose but looke upon as your proper soyle & place 
of dwelling though for a time unhappily removed by the late 
troubles) will invite you to embrace our choice, and respects 
unto you, soe farre as to overlooke such difficultyes as may 
discourage your return." 

^'-::*'Ihid. 1649. Nov. 30. Copy of R. Scovile's appointment 
during pleasure." 

''Ihid. 1659. Dec. 12. Joseph Derbie chosen town clerk 
in place of Mr. Richard Scovile." (C. 15.) 


Chancery Proceedings. 1621-1660. Series II. 460-55. 

To the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners, Keepers 
of the Great Seale of England : — 

Richard Scovile of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, 
gent. vs. George Churchey. 

George Churchey of the same pretended to be seized of a 
Capital Messuage Tenement & ffearme called Tatlun ffearme 
in Buckland Ripers & Portesham. Richard Scovile purchased 
the same of him for £2500 as the same lay near to Scovile's 
residence. Scovile later found that Churchey had mortgaged 
the farm for £1200, and now plaintiff seeks full title. 

Dorset Standing Committee, 21 Jan. 1646. Folio 140 [a 
MS. owned by Mr. Banker of Kingston Lacy, Dorset]. 

(Garrison of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.) WHhereas 
the officers of the garrison of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis 
have peticofied this Committee for their debentures in satis- 
faction of their arrears, and further it being certified by Richard 
Scovile, gent., comissarie of the sayd garrison of the several 
places and officers, and allsoe of their several payments, which 
being examined by Edmund Kenell, a clerke appointed for 
that purpose, and finding yett behind or unpayd these several 
sommes vizt (£2636-17-00) which sayd summes this Committee 
this 21st January 1646, that the payment bee thereof made, 
hath engaged the publique fayth of the Kingdome at the rate 
of 8 li p. cent according to the ordinance of Parlyament. 

April 21, Dec. 15, 1647, and 24 Oct. 1649, Richard Scovile 
is again mentioned as commissary of the garrison at Weymouth. 

Feet of Fines. Dorset. 22 Charles I (1646) Michaelmas 
term: Richard Scovile, querant, and Jas Perrey, deforciant. 
Property in Weymouth. 

Corporation Minute Book of Dorchester, Dorset. 

1649. Nov. 31. To confer with Mr. Richard Scovile the 
Towne Clerk at his next coming to Towne, concerning the 
land wch belongs to the Towne wh was formerly the old Gaole. 
(C. 12.) 

State Papers. Domestic. 1656. Nov. Vol. cxxx-135. 

Petition of Mary Reape widowe of Weymouth to the Ad- 
miralty, certified to by Richard Scoville, bailiff, in her favour. 
(Autograph of Scoville.) 

Hutchins' History of Dorset, vol. iv, page 398. 

In Milton Abbas, Dorset, there was a farm called South 
Holworth, near the sea, sold in 1658 by John Harding junr to 
Richard Scovile (of Weymouth), who sold it in 1675 to John 

Chancery Proceeding. Reynardson. 60-124. 


1671. Answer of Robert Larder, Esq., to the bill of com- 
plaint of Richard Scovile, gent., in the matter of a farm called 
Islington in Pudletown (Piddletown), Dorset; contention over 
leases, etc.; no other Scovilies named. (Richard of Wey- 

Additional MSS. No. 29319. British Museum. 

Letter about farm and lands at Melcombe Common and 
Radipole Farme, belonging to the Municipality of Weymouth. 
Signed by the Mayor and Corporation of Weymouth, Richard 
Scovile and others. A long document, not bearing upon Scoville 
history, and so not reproduced here. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Reeve 88. 1678. 

I Richard Scovile of Broadmayne in the County of Dorsett 
Doe hereby revoke and make void and null all former Wills 
and Testaments by me made and doe make publish and declare 
this hereafter written part thereof with mine own hand to be 
my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme following, vizt. : 

(Abstract) "Interred in the Parish Church of Broadmayne 
under some of those great stones which I caused heretofore to 
be laid there in the body of the said Parish Church, for that end 
I give unto Mr. John Glasbrooke, Rector of the Rectory of 
Broadmayne 20s; to his daughters Jane and Elizabeth 20s 
apeece, within 6 months. 

To my servants John Griffin, Katherine Damond, servants 
many years 50s apeece in 6 months; to all other servants 5s 

To twelve laboring men of Broadmayne, Warmewell & West 
Knighton imployed by me as labourers 5s apeece. 

My wife to pay out £3 for Bibles for poore Boyes & maids 
of Broadmayne, each name to be indorsed in guilt letters upon 
the same. 

To the widows Mitchell, Seaman, Taplin 2/6 each. 

To my sheppard John Sherring 5s. 

To my three grandchildren John Orchard, John Scovile, 
Elizabeth Scovile £10 apeece. 

I have already settled a very competent estate in Lands 
upon my eldest sonne; to him my Three Books of Martiers. 
To [his son's wife] Mary a gold chaine, Ring or plate. 

To children of my brother in law, Thomas Wheatley, clerk, 
20s apeece. 

To my brother John Scovile remainder of the lease of the 
Barber's Shopp at the annual rent of 4s; after his death to his 
wife Hester and Hester their daughter. 

To my brother John £4 yearly to be paid by my brother in 
law Thos Burden of Burchall, Wilts, yeoman or his wife my 
sister Mary Burden, out of a mortgage which I hold upon his lands. 


To grandchildren of my sister Avis Hicks, widdow, 10s 
apeece to be paid by the sd Thomas Burden or his wife. If 
the said Thos Burden deliver up a bond in wh I have become 
surety for him and for my kinsman Thos. Newman of Ower 
Moigne, yeoman, my executrix shall give him the deeds of the 
said mortgage. 

To my beloved wife Elizabeth Scovile my lease of the manor 
of Broadmayne alias Mayne Martell which by my appoint- 
ment was granted unto Barnard Mitchell in trust, and all my 
other lands and tenements I lately bought of Mr. Hamond 
Clerk & one Wm Keate of Broadmayne, shepherd ; also all my 
houses and tenements in Waymouth and Melcombe Regis 
in the tenure of my son in law Simon Orchard merct.; also 
coppice woods parcell of the ffarme of Totton alias Totten 
which farme I have settled upon my eldest sonn. And if my 
son Samuel be a dutiful son unto his mother. To him all the 
Broadmayne estate after the death of my wife, lands and tene- 
ment lately purchased of George Hamond & Wm Keate. Also 
manor of Broadmayne which I purchased of the heirs of Abra- 
ham Holditch. 

My kinsman Wm Talbott, Gent., Thomas Newman and my 
friend Phillipp Burd, yeoman, overseers; to each a gold Ring 
with an impression of Death's head on the same. 

5 Jan 1677 Ri: Scovile 

William Talbott 

Phillipp Burd 

Richard Enery 

Robert Sherryn 

Roger Keate. 

The only probate records of Scovilles in the courts 
of Dorset, filed at Blanford, are: — 

Archdeaconry Court. Administration on the estate of 
Elizabeth Scovell of Gussage St. Andrew. 16. 1664. 

Administration granted on the estate of Samuel Scovile 
of Ower Moigne. 56. 1690. 

Inscription in the church of Broadmayne, Dorset, 
in middle between north and south doors: — 

"Mr. Samuel Scovill 
departed 21 May 1690." 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury, folio 124. 1693. 
Administration on the estate of John Scovill of Tatton, 
dated 7 July 1693, to relict Mary Scovill. 



There appears in the parish of Michaelmarsh, 
Hants, in the latter part of the sixteenth century a 
group of Scovilles, John, WiUiam, and Mary. They 
are thought to have been brothers and sister, al- 
though the evidence that John was the brother of 
the other two is not forthcoming. Their parentage 
has not been found, but evidence is not wanting that 
they were from Sturminster Marshall. Possibly they 
were children of Andrew Scovill of that parish. If 
not, they descend from an earlier branch of the family 
at Sturminster. Michaelmarsh is a parish about 
five miles from the border of Wiltshire and about 
fourteen miles from Salisbury in an easterly direction. 

1. John Scovell is not of record at Michaelmarsh, 
but his will shows a possible relationship with Mary 
and William of Michaelmarsh. He died at Newport, 
Isle of Wight, in southern part of Hampshire in 1603. 

Winchester, Archdeacon's Court. Original Will. (Ab- 

John Skovell de Newport. (Isle of Wight) 8 Jan. 1603. 
Soul to God, etc. Body to be buried at discretion of executors. 
To his wife the bond which she hath in her hands of five pounds 
to be paid by William Rogers of Sturmester Marshall (Dorset). 
To son William one other bond which my wife has in her hands 
of £xviii to be paid by Marten Whitway of Millvord. To son 
William one bedsted, one fetherbed, one bolster, ij payres of 
sheetes, a payre of blanketes and one coverlett, one brasse pot, 
ii brasse pannes with the rest of brasse or pewter which re- 
maineth in my wife her handes. 

Son William executor. Proved 5 Feb. 1603. 

Little more is known of William Scovell, son of 
the above testator, but he is believed to have been 
father of the following Simon and Elizabeth. 

Parish Church of St. Thomas, Newport, Isle of Wight. 
Marriage: 27 Auguste 1645. John Comberbeick & Eliza- 
beth Scovell. 


Baptism: 1630 Julye 28 Ellinor the Daughter of Symon 
Skovell baptised the 28th daye. 

Thomas Scovill, paymaster of the Roval Navy, who 
when ashore lived at Portsmouth and at Rochester in 
Kent, may have been a grandson of John Scovell of 
Newport, Hants. The following has been found con- 
cerning him: — 

State Papers. Vol. ccccxciv. 1642, Nov. 1. Papers relating 
to the Navy. Letter of Committee for the Navy to Com- 
missioners of the Navy : — 

"Mr. Thomas Scovill, purser of the Charles, being disabled 
by indisposition from going to sea this winter, hath requested 
that John Packer, who was his steward last summer, may be 
admitted deputy purser in the said ship this winter. We have 
granted his suit, provided he give good security and the Vic- 
tualer of the Navy be not damnified thereby." 

Chancery Proceeding, Bills and Answers, Charles I. No. 

26 Oct. 1649. Thomas Scovile of Rochester, Kent, gent, 
and Katherine his wife. A treaty of marriage was had five 
years since between the orators, which they made known to 
Robt. Storey & wife Katherin of Portsmouth Gomner, parents 
of oratrice, wherby one third of a leased messuage in Cran- 
brook, Kent, of yearly value of £20 above all charges was to be 
the orators if said marriage took place. After marriage the 
orators moved from Portsmouth to Rochester, leaving plate 
and other effects at Cranbrook. John Place and Elizabeth his 
wife, sister of oratrice, after the death and will of Robert Storey, 
detained said lease. The suit is for recovery of the lease from 

Answer of John Place and wife. No. 126-38. 30 April, 
1650. The answer is a general denial in which Katherine, 
widow of Robert Storey, joins. 

The will that follows is thought to be that of a 
descendant of John Scovell of Newport, died 1603, 
or of Edmund Scovell of Boldre, who died 1613. 

Winchester. Archdeacon's Court. Original Will. (Ab- 

28 Nov. 1711. Philip Scovell of Shalfleet in the Isle of 
Wight. Soul to God ; body to be buried at discretion of execu- 


Item. I give unto my son and daughter John Banckes 
[and his wife] one shilling. 

Item. I give unto my grandchildren John Banckes and 
Will. Banckes the sum of twenty shillings apease. 

Item. I give unto my son in law Richard Taylor all the 
stock within dore and without dore being heath by hilles or 
new house. 

All the rest and residue of goods to executors: "Thomas 
Scovell and Elizabeth Scovell my wife and Phillipe Scovell my 
son and Martha Scovell my daughter," who are made full and 
sole executors. 

Proved 28 May, 1712. 

2. Mary Scovell. Register of parish of Michael- 
marsh, Hampshire. 

"1579. vith day of November was the wedding of [torn] 
Rogers and Mary Scovell." Probably the William Rogers 
mentioned in the will of John Scovell of Newport, 1603. Wil- 
liam Rogers was then of Sturminster Marshall. 

3. William Scovell. All that is known of William 
Scovell is his burial [and that of his wife] at Michael- 

Register of Michaelmarsh. (Extant from 1558 to 1641; no 
records 1641 to 1717.) 

" 1602. William Scovell buryed the xxviiith day of March. 

1593. Isabell wife of William Scovill buryed ixth day of 

The children of William and Isabel Scovell of 
Michaelmarsh were Thomas, Robert, John, Elizabeth^ 
and Edmund. No will of William of Michaelmarsh 
has been found. 

Thomas Scovell, son of William and Isabella, was 
born about 1568. He died 1623, between June 20 
and Nov. 26. 

Winchester. Bishop's Court. Original Will. (Abstract.) 
20 June 1623 Thomas Scovell of Awbridge in the parish of 
Michelmarsh. To two eldest sons William and Thomas my 
lease of Danewood granted by George Scullard for divers years 
yet to come (by estimation about 50 acres) equally divided 
between them. 


To younger son John two of best oxen & the malte mill and 
one iron bound carte & ye table borde in ye hall, the said table 
to be delivered after ye decease of Auvies my wife. 

To John Scovell my kinsman one sheepe (his will 1626). 

All the rest of my goods etc. to Auvies my wife (sole execu- 
trix) and to Joan and Auvies my 2 daughters. 

Portions of the daughters and legacy to son John to remain 
in the hands of my wife for 4 years after testator's death, for 
better discharge of his debts. 

To Cathedral Church of Winton 6d & to parish church of 
Michelmersh Is. 

Proved 26 Nov. 1623. Inventory £187:6. 

Parish Register of Michaelmarsh. 

1593 Thomas Scovell and [Auvies] Moody maryed xixth 

1595 William sonne of Thomas Scovell baptized xviith 
day Maii 

1598. Baptized (James) the sonne of Thomas Scovell the 
xxth daye of April 

1600 Baptized Thomas the sonne of Thomas Scovell the 
xth day of August 

1603 John the sonne of Thomas Scovell baptized the 
xxvth of Maii. 

Robert Scovell, son of William and Isabella, was 
of Michaelmarsh and also of Fordingbridge, a parish 
in the southwestern part of Hampshire about a mile 
from the northeastern angle of Dorset. Neither the 
marriage nor the burials of Robert Scovell and his 
wife has been found. He was taxed on goods in 
Fordingbridge 1593 and 1621; also of Michaelmarsh. 

Register of Michaelmarsh, Hampshire. 

1601 Bettrice the daughter of Robert Scovell baptized 
the xxvith of December 

1605 John the sonne of Robert Scovell baptized (date 

1608 Jyllyan the daughter of Robert Scovell baptized 
the iiid of April. 

John Scovell, son of William and Isabella, was of 
Fordingbridge, where he died after 1626, probably 


Winchester. Bishop's Court. Original Will. (Abstract.) 
26 Dec. 1626. John Scovell of Frogham in parish of Ford- 
ingbridge, Hampshire. To Cathedral Church of Winchester 
6d. To parish church of Fordingbridge 12d. To sister Eliza- 
beth Pamer 20s. To Richard Scovell Senior 20s. (Probably 
son of Edmund Scovell of Boldre.) To Richard Scovell junior 
20s, To John Crowder my godson 20s. To Elizabeth Smyth, 
kinswoman and servant 40s, one paire of blankets, one cover- 
lett, one bolster & one of my best coates. To William Collis 
my kinsman 40s. Residue of goods, etc. to Henry Collis, my 
kinsman, executor. John Sexe elder & William Collis to be 
overseers and have Is each. 

Date of proving not given. Inventory £26:4. Debt owing 
to Elizabeth Smyth £4. 

Edmund Scovell, son of William and Isabella, died 
in the parish of Boldre, Hampshire, a village located 
in the southwestern projection of the county, south 
of the New Forest and three miles north of Lymington 
on the Solent. When he settled in that parish is 
unknown, but he died there about Sept. 17, 1613. 
Wife Joan. 

Winchester. Hampshire. Bishop's Court. Original Will. 

Edmund Skovell of parish of Boldre, labourer. Body to be 
buried in churchyard of the parish church of Boldre. To 
daughter Joan three kine, the one of them being white, also 
six young ewes, and a coalt. To son Richard one close called 
Southwood, a red heyfer & foure ewes, a young mare, all my 
wearing apparell, a great yron pott, a trendle, twoe tubbs, a 
coffer & a crossaxe. To my son's child two ewes & a coalt to 
be put forth for his moste advantage till he come to age. All 
the rest of goods etc. to wife Joan, sole executrix. Inventory 
of goods £24.12.6. 

The descendants of Edmund Scovell continued 
at Boldre for at least four generations. 

Parish Registers, Boldre, Hampshire. 

1609 Richard son of Richard Scovell February 21 
1615 Edmond son of Richard Scovell April 10th 
1617 Stephen son of Richard Scovell March 2nd 
1620 Joane (daughter of) Richard Scovell March 4th 


1631 Anne daughter of Thomas Scovell March 25 

1633 Willm son of Thomas Scovell April 23 

1636 Bartholomew son of Thomas Scovell June 27 

1638 William son of William Scovell Oct. 18 

1643 Dorothy daughter of Christopher Scovell August 2 

1644 Willm son of Willm Scovell April 9 

1646 Mary daughter of William Scovell January 24 

1649 Thomas son of William Scovell December 12 

1655 William son of Xpher Scovell Oct 18. 

1631 Thomas Scovell & Ann Wale December 22 
1640 Willm Scovell & Alee Boate December 14 
1642 Christopher Scovell «& Susan Hart October 27 

1645 Richard Scovell & Mary Croucher or Harris Jan 22nd 
1645 John Millendy & Joane Scovell February 9 

1664 Thomas Burfit & Elizabeth Scovell August 4 

1608 John son of Richard Scovell January 17th 

1612 Edmund Scovell October 20 

1620 Joane son (sic) of Richard Scovell February 22 

1627 Roger son of Richard Scovell May 6 

1632 Ann daughter of Thomas Scovell May 10 
1636 Bartholomew son of Thomas Scovell Aug. 6 
1638 Ann wife of Thomas Scovell June 23 

1638 Elizabeth wife of William Scovell October 19 

1638 William son of William Scovell Feb 21st 

1640 Thomas Scovell May 26 

1645 Joane Scovell wife of Richard Schovell Sept. 16 

1646 Christopher son of Richard Scovell November 6 
1648 Richard Scovell June 7 

1654 Susan wife of Christopher Scovell November 9 

William Scovell, son of Thomas and Auvies, 

baptized May 17, 1595, at Michaelmarsh Hants; 

buried there March 16, 1637. He married and had 

one daughter only: — 

"1637 Anne Daughter of William Skovell was baptized 
the xvith of March 1637." Michaelmarsh, Parish Register. 

James Scovell, son. of Thomas and Auvies, bap- 
tized April 20, 1598, at Michaelmarsh; settled at 
Bramshaw, a parish in Wilts, situated within the 
extreme southeastern part of Wiltshire, which pro- 
jects like a tongue into the territory of Hampshire. 


James Scovell married Joane Andrews. The time of 
his burial has not been found, but the will of Mrs. 
Joane Scovell was proved March 21, 1647. 

Parish Register, Bramshawe, Wiltshire. 

1622 John Maurice & EHzabeth Scovell maried June 24th. 

1622 James Scovell & Joane Andrew maried Feb 3rd 

1625 Joane daughter of James Scovill bapt. Feb. 19 

1634 Jane daughter of James Scovell bapt. eod: die (the 
same day as the previous entry, viz. "Febr. 8 die"). 

1637 Burial, (obliterated) daughter of James Scovell 16 

1683. Burial. Eliz. Scovell Feb. 17th. 

Court of the Dean and Chapter of Sarum, Wiltshire. Original 
will on file. Full copy. 

March the 26 Day 1647 

In the name of god Amen, I Joane Scovell of the psh of 
Bramshawe in the County of Wilts, widdowe, being sicke in 
body butt of pfect memory Thanks be to god, doe make this 
my last will & Testament In manner and forme followinge. 
ffirst I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty god And 
to Jesus Christ my redeemer And my body to be buried in the 
Church yard of Bramshaw. Itm. I give unto my sonne John 
Scovell one black heyffer, one red sowe pigge, one yew & ramm 
lambe & on stale of bees and all the Boords ovr the Chamber. 
Itm. I give unto my Brother in lawes fower children one yew 
Tagge. Itm. I give to my brother John Androwes two children 
each of them sixe pence. Itm. I give unto my brother lawe 
Will Coyt's Three children all my small linnen. Itm. I give 
unto my brother John Androwes xii d. Itm. I owe unto my 
Aunt Elmer Read fforty shillings. Itm. I owe unto Mathew 
Ward vs xd. Itm. I owe unto my sister vis vid. Itm. [I 
owe] 3 yeres & halfe rent unpaid except 30s & the contry burow 
money for soe longe tyme. Itm. The corne upon the ground 
between John Scovell and Henry Scovell. Itm. the more 
I give unto my sonne John one fletch of Bacon. Itm I eordayne 
& make my sonn Henry Scovell my whole Executor of all the 
rest of my goods wth in Doore & without payinge all my Debts, 
legacies & funerall expences. Itm. I ordayne my well beloved 
freinds in Trust of this my last will & Testament ovrseers of 
the same William Coyts, James Warwick. the mrk of 

Joane F Scovell 
Wittnesse Christyan Ward 

Thomas Vey 

his mrk 
Proved 21 March 1647 Inventory £22.07.02. 


Thomas Scovell, son of Thomas and Auvies, bapt. 
10 Aug., 1600, at Michaelmarsh, Hants; date and place 
of burial not found. He married Martha Horder. 

Marriage License. Bishops Registry, Salisbury. 

"Thomas Scovell of Michelmershe near Romsy, Co. South 
Hants, husbandman, aged 32, licensed to marry Martha Horder 
of the Close of New Sarum, aged 20. 11 Oct. 1632." 

Register of Salisbury Cathedral. 

"Thomas Scovell & Martha Horder 12 Oct. 1632." 

Parish Register of Michaelmarsh, Hants. 

" 1633 Thomas the Sonne of Thomas Scovell was bap- 
tized the iind of June 1633 

"1634 John the sonne of Thomas Scovell was baptized 
the xxivth of February 1634 

"1636 William the Sonne of Thomas Scovell was bap- 
tized the xxth of September 1636." 

Thomas and William, sons of Thomas and Martha 
Scovell of Michaelmarsh, settled in Stockbridge, Hants, 
where they were taxed in 1666. Nothing more is 
known of the son John. If he survived, he could 
have been the John Scovell who emigrated to New 
England before 1666. 

John Scovell, youngest son of Thomas and Auvies, 
baptized at Michaelmarsh May 25, 1603, is probably 
the John Scovell later of Barford St. Martin, a parish 
in southern Wiltshire, six miles west of Salisbury. 
He married at Baverstock, a parish two miles west 
of Barford St. Martin, Mary Carpenter, daughter 
of George Carpenter of Barford St. Martin. 

Parish Register of Baverstock, Wiltshire. 

"Marriage. John Scovell & Mary Carpenter. 11 May 

Proceedings in Chancery. Bills and Answers. Reynardson. 

1659. Oct. 14. George Scovell of Barford, Wilts, yeoman, 
son of John Scovell of Bartford St. Martynn, Wilts, yeoman, 
and Mary his now wife. Mary was daughter and only heir & 
child of George Carpenter, late of Barford St. Martyn, and 
your orator's grandfather, deceased, who had a messuage of 


the yearly value of £30, and a copyhold tenement, for the 
term of his life value 40 li yearly. Said George Carpenter 
made his will and also was possessed of personal estate of £1500; 
and he made his daughter Mary and your orator joint executors, 
your orator then being very young, not above 8 years of age. 
Orator seeks to obtain possession of the estate of Carpenter 
as a joint executor, claiming that he is prevented from adminis- 

The answer of John and Mary Scovell. 

The two messuages left by George Carpenter were of £10 
and £8 yearly value. On Dec. 7, 1641, defendant paid for the 
life tenure of the said George Carpenter when he was ill & 
shortly before he died. Carpenter by word of mouth bequeathed 
his all to his daughter Mary. On 14 Jan. 1641, the said Mary 
became administrator to her father's nuncupative will in the 
Court of the Archdeacon of Sarum. George Carpenter left no 
personal estate of £1500. His estate inventoried at £575-15-4 
with debts owing by him of £350. Carpenter offered the defend- 
ant all his property if the defendant would pay his (Carpenter's) 
debts and care for him for life, which the defendant did. De- 
fendant refers to defendant's four other children and com- 
plainant's younger brother, but does not give their names. 
(Signature of) John Scoville 

(The mark of) Mary Scovell 

Chancery Proceeding. Reynardson. 80-106. 

14 May 1675. John Scovell of Barford St. Martin, Wilt- 
shire, gentleman & Susan his wife vs George Carpenter. John 
Weaver of Barford St. Martin, yeoman, deceased on the 3rd 
of Sept. 30th Elizabeth [1588] had a messuage there, hereto- 
fore in the tenure of George Carpenter. The said John Weaver 
on the 3rd of September 30th Elizabeth by his will bequeathed 
the said messuage to the said George Carpenter who by nun- 
cupative will gave it to his daughter Susan [Mary] Scovell. 
George Carpenter [Jr] and his brother James keep your orator 
from obtaining possession of the said messuage. 

The defendants answer by a general denial, and say that 
the name of the plaintiffs wife is not Susan, but Mary 

Archdeaconry of Sarum. Deposited at Somerset House, 

Will of John Scovill of Barford St. Martin in the county of 
Wilts. (Abstract.) Body to be buried in parish church, and 
funeral expenses not to exceed £10. To the poor of the parish 
10 shillings. To son George Scovill a guinea and my seale ring. 
To son John Scovill a guinea. To daughter Avis Kinge a 
guinea. To daughter Mary Bower a guinea. House and 


land wherein I dwell to grandson Francis Scovill and his heirs, 
who is appointed sole executor; also to him all goods, chattels 
and money. In case Francis Scovill die without heirs, the 
house and land to son John Scovill and his heirs. To servant 
Lucian Barther a little iron pot, brass kettle, brass scillet, flock 
bed with sheets, and bedstead in middle chamber. 

Sons George and John Scovill to be overseers to see will 
and testament faithfully performed. 4 Dec. 1689 signed and 
Witnesses. Admon. 20 Oct. 1691. 

John Hawkins 

William Stevens In condition of obligation Francis 

John Small Scovill mentioned as a minor; John Sco- 

Thomas Blanford vill to administer. 

George Scovell, son of John and Mary (Carpenter) 
Scovell of Barford St. Martin, Wilts, was of age in 
1659. He made his will on July 21, 1702, and died 
not long after. No record of his marriage has been 
found. Will proved at Archdeacon's Court, Sarum. 
Deposited Somerset House, London. 

John Scovell, son of John and Mary (Carpenter) 

Scovell of Barford St. Martin, married Mary , 

but no record of the marriage has been found. He 
died there probably in March, 1700, his will being 
proved March 30, 1700, Archdeacon's Court of Sarum. 
Deposited Somerset House. 

Parish Register, Barford St. Martin, Wiltshire. 
1673 John Skovill The Sonne of John Scovill and Mary 
his wife was baptized the Twentieth daye of ffebruarie 1673 

1679 ffrancis Skovells sonne of John Skovels & Mary his 
wife was baptized ye 10 day September 1679. 
Parish Register, Edmiston, Wiltshire. 
1699-1700 Jan. 20. Mr John Scovill of Barford & Mrs 
Saucis Bowie married. 

Parish Register, Fisherton Anger, Wiltshire. 
1716 July 3. Francis Scovell & Mary Ayres both of Bar- 
ford St. Martin were married. 

Mary Scovell, daughter of John and Mary (Car- 
penter) Scovell of Barford St. Martin, was born 
about 1642. She married Joseph Bower in 1663. 


Marriage Licenses. Diocese of Sarum, 
Joseph Bower of Donhead St. Mary, Co. Wilts, Gent, aged 
21 licensed to marry Mary Scovell daughter of John Scovell 
of Barford St. Martin, Gent, aged 23. 21 April 1663. 

John Scovell, son of Robert Scovell of Michael- 
marsh and Fordingbridge, was baptized at Michael- 
marsh in 1605 and died at Fordingbridge in 1670. 
His will follows: — 

Winchester. Archdeacon's Court. Transcript 431. 

John Scovell. Jan. 1, 1669. Memorandum that on Sunday 
26 Dec. last past John Scovell of Godshill in the parish of 
Fordingbridge, husbandman, deceased, being sick etc, "showing 
a desire to settle that small portion of Temporall estate wch the 
Lord had endowed him withall that his mind mighte bee the 
more freely carried foorth after celestiall and heavenly things, 
but not haveing an opportunitie to have the same put in write- 
ing, did in the presence of those persons whose names are here- 
after in & together subscribed, make & ordaine his last will, etc. 

To Edward Scowell 40s; To daughter Robnutt Collins 40s; 
to daughter Anne Cole 40s; to son Richard Scowell 12d. All 
the rest of goods, etc to son John Scowell whom he made his 
sole executor." 

Will proved 3 May, 1670. 

John Scovell, son of the preceding testator, lived 
at Fordingbridge where he died in 1693. He mar- 
ried Margaret , but the marriage record has 

not been found. His will follows: — 

Winchester. Hampshire. Archdeacon's Court. Original 
Will. (Abstract.) 

18 Aug. 1693. John Scovill of Chridillstall in the parish of 
Fordingbridge. To son William Scovill one shilling; to son 
John Scovill and to daughters Mary and Sarah Scovill one 
shilling each. Trustie and well beloved friends William Smith 
of Chalk and Steven Childs of Hatchbery to be trustees and to 
have one shilling each. Margaret my wife sole executrix. 
Proved 11 Oct. 1693. 

Inventory. Purse and apparel £5; household stuff £10; a 
lease of 40s a year for one life £14; debts £20; dangerous 
debts £10; a small cottage upon the wast £10; 2 shoats IDs. 
Total £65, 10, 0. 


Edward Scovell was a brother of the preceding 
testator. Nothing has been found concerning him, 
except that he was living Nov. 22, 1670. 

Robert Scovell, brother of preceding John and 
Edward, was baptized at Fordingbridge, May 10, 
1644, and died there in the latter part of the year 
1724. The record of his marriage has not been found. 
His will follows: — 

Probate Registry. Winchester. Archdeacon's Court. 

Jan. 11, 1724. Robert Scovell the Elder of Godshill in the 
parish of Fordingbridge, yeoman. To Richard Collin of Ford- 
ingbridge one shilling to be paid by executors within one month 
after decease. To son Robert Scovell all leasehold tenement, 
dwelling house, etc. during continuance of lease. Also one 
acre of meadow ground adjoining Hillymead gate. To son 
John Scovell one acre of ground in Hillymead near Eight acres 
hedge, to him and his heirs and assigns. All the rest of money 
stock, goods, etc. to sons Robert and John who are made sole 
executors. To three children of son Robert 3 guineas. Proved 
1 Jan. 1725. 

Alice Scovell, sister of preceding testator Robert 
Scovell, was baptized at Fordingbridge, Sept. 8, 1646. 
She is not mentioned in her father's will and probably 
died young or before him. 

Richard Scovell, brother of preceding testator 
Robert Scovell, died at Fordingbridge, unmarried 
in 1671. His will follows: — 

Winchester. Hampshire. Archdeacon's Court. (Ab- 

Richard Scovell of Godshill in parish of Fordingbridge, 
yeoman. 22 Nov. 1670. Body to be buried in churchyard 
of the parish of Fordingbridge. Brothers John and Robert 
Scovell executors. To brother Edward £20. To sister Robnet 
£20. Proved 23 May 1671. 

We next give some miscellaneous records of the 

Ham^pshire Scovells. 

Lay Subsidy. Hampshire. Searched from 16 Henry VHI 
[1524] 174-417. 35 EHzabeth. New Forest. [1593] 


Godshill. Robte Scovell g[oods] iii li viiid 

175-492. 18 James I [1621]. New Forest. 

Godshill. Robert Scovell in go[ods] iiii li iiij s 

176-565. 16-17 Charles II [1666]. Hearth taxes. 

Godshill. John Scovell 1 hearth not chargeable 

Wooberry [Woolberry in Stockbridge, adjoining Michael- 

Th^swlll 1} hearths not chargeable. 

Winchester. Hampshire. Marriage Licenses. Preserved 
from 1689. 

Scovel. Robert of Godshill in p. of Fordingbridge, hus- 
bandman & Elizabeth White of the same. 4 Dec. 1718. 

Scovell. John Junr of Southampton and Martha Ewers of All 
Saints in same parish, spinster. At St. Mary's or Gods House. 
3 Aug. 1728. John Scovell Senr of Southampton, bondsman. 

Scovell. John of Hartley Wintney, miller, and Susannah 
Money of the same, spinster at Basingstoke. 3 June 1749. 

Scovell. John of Shalfleet, husbandman 24, bachelor, 
and Elizabeth Linngton of Newport 20 spinster. 25 Sept. 1762. 

Scovell. John of Godshill in parish of Fordingbridge yeo- 
man 26 & Hannah Witt of same 22, spinster. 12 April 1764. 

Tliere are some marriage licenses of later date 
not given here. 


A branch of the Scoville family was settled in the 
parish of Fairford before the beginning of the seven- 
teenth century. Their precise relation to the Sco- 
villes of Dorset has not been discovered. Some wills 
of members of this branch of the family are here given. 

Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Parker 
69. (Abstract.) 

In the name of God amen. The Eight and twentieth Day 
of November Anno Dmi one thousand sixe hundred and 
eighteene, I John Scovell the elder of ffaireford in the Countie 
of Glouc. yeoman. Body to parishe Churche or Churcheyard 
of ffayerforde. To reparations of church of ffayerforde 10s. 
To poore people of ffaireford 20s. To Thomas Grippes of 
Powlton fyve poundes. To John Grippes the sonne of Thomas 
Grippes, my godchilde, fowerpounde wthin fower yeres. To 
William, Edith, Giles, Richard & Tobye Grippes children of 


Thomas Grippes one sheepe a peece. To Thomas Parker 
Sonne of Wm Parker of Biburye, my godchilde, fower poundes. 
To Johane, Nathaniel, Margaret, William and Edith Parker 
children of the sayed William Parker one sheepe a peece. To 
George Scovell sonne of my sonne John Scovell my godchilde, 
fower poundes in fower yeres. To Edward Scovell son of my 
sonne John Scovell one sheepe. Residue to my sonne John 
Scovell and unto Edith my wife, executor and executrix. Over- 
seers Ghristopher Nicholson, vicar of ffaireford and Edward 
Grippes of ffaireford, yeoman; to them twoe shillings apeece. 
thande and scale of 

(The mark of the testator) 
Gh. Nicholson 
Edward Grippes 

Proved 15 June, 1619. 

Probate Registry, Gloucester. 

Edith Scovill of Fairford, Gloucestershire, widow. Will 
dated 3 Nov. 1619. 

To be buried in the Parish Ghurch of Fairford. I give unto 
my Son Thomas Grippes of Powlton 1 score of sheep ec & one 
todd of woole. To Edith Grippes daughter of said Thomas 
Grippes my godchild a flock bed etc. To my daughter Dorothie 
Parker 20 sheep & various articles of furniture ec. To my 
Son George Scovill the Son of my Son John Scovill 1 cowe ec. 
To Edward Scovill the second Son of my said Son John Scovill 
10 sheep ec. To my Son Thomas Grippes & to my Daughter 
Dorothie Parker all sums of money to be equally devided be- 
tween them. Residue of goods to my Son John Scovill whom 
I appoint Sole Executor & make as Overseers Edward Grippes 
& Walter Harbert. 


Walt. Harbert Edith Scovill 

Edward Grippes 

Proved at Gloucester 5 July, 1620. 

Parish Register, Fairford, Gloucestershire. 

John Scovell buried Jan 1618 

Edith Scovell buried Feb. 1619 

Edith Scovell baptised Oct 1620 

Edith Scovell buried Nov 1620 

Thomas Scovell baptised Feb 1623 

John Scovell churchwarden 1625 

Judith Scovell baptised Oct 1627 

Probate Registry, Gloucester. (Abstract.) 
April 28, 1683. I George Scovell of Whelford in the parish 
of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, yeoman. I give unto my 


Wife Joane Scovell for her better sustenation & comfort & 
during her natural life all & singular my goods, chattels, &c for 
her own use & after her decease I give unto my Cozen Edward 
Scovell £20. 

To John Scovell of Whelford £2. To Robert Jener of 
Whelford the younger £5. To William Jenner of London, 
Robert's brother, £10. To Anne Jenner one of the sisters £10. 
To Joan Jenner another of the sisters £10. To Alis Jenner 
another of the sisters £10. 

I appoint my friends Edward Jenner & Robert Jenner, his 
son, to be Overseers and Trustees & give them 5 shillings each. 
If my wife outlives me & after her decease I appoint my kins- 
folk the said Robert Jenner, Anne Jenner, Joane Jenner, and 
Alis Jenner or the survivors of them to be Executors. 

George X Scovell 
Witnesses mark 

Will Lovelocke 
Richard Lovelocke 

Proved 24 Oct. 1684 by Joane Scovell his Relict. 

Lay Subsidy. Gloucestershire. 247-13. Hearth taxes. 
Fragment of Rolls. Brightwels barow Hundred: Kempsford. 
George Scovell 3. 

Probate Registry, Gloucester. (Abstract.) 

13 December 1689. I Jone Scovell of Whelford in the 
parish of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, widow. I desire to be 
buried beside my mother in the Churchyard of Kempsford 
by my Executrix. I give to the poor of the parish of Kempsford 
10 shillings. I give to my kinsman William Jenner of London 
20 shillings. I give to my kinswoman Anne Jenner of Whelford 
£5. To my kinswoman Jone now the Wife of Thomas Moulder 
of Whelford 40 shillings. The residue of my goods I give unto 
my kinswoman Alice Jenner who now liveth with me & whom 
I make sole Executrix. And I appoint my kinsmen John 
Taylor & Edward Taylor of Meysey Hampton to be Overseers 
of my Will & give them 5 shillings each. 

Jone X Scovell 
her mark 
Denys Huntington 
Simon Giles 
Cordalis Griffith 

Proved at Cirencester 7 May, 1694, by Alice Jenner. In- 
ventory £104.05.00. 


Parish Register of Kempsford, Gloucestershire. 

Burial 1643 Ann the wife of George Scovill the 13th of 

Baptised 1643 Ann the daughter of George Scovill the 
13th of January 

Burial 1643 Ann the daughter of George Scovell 15th 

Probate Registry, Gloucester. (Abstract of Will.) 

11 Nov. 1721. I Edward Scovell of Whelford in the parish 
of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, yeoman. I give to my Brother 
John Scovell of Cirencester £5. Should I outlive my said 
Brother I give the said £5 to his daughter Mary Scovell. I give 
to my son in law John Griffin the elder £10. To Anne Griffin, 
Spinster, £5. To William Francis of Staunton, Wiltshire £5. 
To my grandson Edward Harris £15. To my grand daughter 
Katherine Harris £5. To my Executrix £10 to pay all funeral 
expenses. The Residue of my goods I give unto my daughter 
Mary Harris whom I appoint Sole Executrix, 
Witnesses The mark X of 

Robert Browner 

Edward Scovell 

William Haines 

John Bayly 

Proved 7 May 1722 by Mary Harris the daughter & Sole 

The Christian names of these Kempsford Scovells 
are very similar to those of the sons of John Scovell 
of Farmington, Waterbury, and Haddam, Connecticut, 
but none of them appear to have emigrated to America, 
and none can be found among the Scovells of Hamp- 
shire that can be identified with the emigrant John 
Scovell. See Pedigree G, opposite page. 

Miscellaneous Records. 

Hundred Rolls. Edward I (1272). County of Lincoln, 
township of Lincoln. Inquest made by the men there in the 
third year of the Lord the King Edward before the Justices 
of the Lord the King, Sir William de St. Omer and Garin de 
Chaucumbe, to wit, by ... . William Scowle [and 11 others] 
who say upon their oath, etc. 

(Scowle is a contraction of Scoville. This form of the name 
has been met with a few times.) 


Pedigree of Scovells of Gloucestershire 
Pedigree G. 

John Scovell 
of Fairford. 
Jan. 1618. 



Buried Feb. 1619. 

John Scovell = 
1625; of 

Edith = Thomas Grippes 
of Powlton. 

Dorathy = 

William Parker 
of Bibury. 

WilliamThomas Joane Nathaniel Margaret Edith 

I I 

John William 

Edith Giles 

Richard Tobye 

Anne • 

George Scoveli= Joane 
Buried 1684, Jenner ? 
of Whelford 
in Kemps- 

?l I 

John Scovell Edward Scovell' 
of Whelford, ofKempsford. 
living 1683. Date of burial 

Bapt. and buried 1643. 

John Scovell 
of Cirencester; 


= Edward Scovill 
Buried 1722. 

Mary Scovell 
living 1721. 

A daughter 


? A daughter = John Griffin. 

Katherine Harris 
Living 1721. 

Edward Harris 
Living 1721. 


Coram Rege Roll. Michaelmas term. 22 Edward III 
(1351) No. 86, m. 136. Ebor. [Yorkshire] Precept fuit vie 

qd ca Pet Robert fil (son) of Henry Scovile 

de Tharlesthorpe [and many others] to answer the King for divers 

Patent Roll. 6 Richard II (1383) Westminster Jan. 31. 
Pardon to John Venables for having on Tuesday the morrow 
of Epiphany, 5 Richard II (1382) broken the house of William 
Sambrok at Bykefold, ravished Alice late wife of William Scovill 
and taken away her goods. By privy seal. 

Patent Roll. 21 Richard II (1397) m. 12. Oct. 6. Wind- 
sor Castle. Presentation of Joseph Scovill, chaplain, to the 
church of Counde in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, 
in the King's gift by reason of the judgement in the present 
Parliament against Richard, earl of Arundel. By privy seal. 
[Joseph Scovill, chaplain, finally settled at Leyham, Norfolk.] 

Patent Roll. 21 Richard II (1398) m. 16. Feb. 1. 
Shrewsbury. Revocation, giving effect to a decision in Chan- 
cery, of letters patent dated Oct. 6 last presenting Joseph Scovill, 
chaplain, to the church of Counde alias Conde .... who 
on summons by Thomas Wyke, Roger de Horton, John del 
Pirie and John Counde, at the instance of the sheriff of Salop, 
has failed to appear and show cause against the revocation. 

Patent Roll. 4 Henry IV (1403) m. 31. Westminster 
April 22. Grant to Joseph Scovill, parson of the church of 
Leyham, in the diocese of Norwich, of the mastership of the 
hospital of St. Bartholomew, le Rye, in the diocese of Chichester, 
at the nomination of the mayor and bailiffs of la Rye, on an 
exchange of benefices with John Bedforde, in the king's gift by 
reason of the minority of Edmund, earl of Kent. 

Patent Roll. 12 Henry IV (1411) m. 22. March 3. West- 
minster. Presentation of John Belying vicar of Aldermannes- 
ton, in the diocese of Salisbury, to the church of South Kelsey, 
in the diocese of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of the 
advowson being in his hands by the death of Edmund, late 
earl of Kent, tenant in chief, on an exchange of benefices with 
Joseph Scovyll. 

Chancery Proceeding. Bills and Answers. Charles I. S. 

Thomas Scovile of St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, 
gouldsmith. 23 June 1634. 

Thomas Schovile vs ffardinando Poplestone of St. Anthony, 
Cornwall. The plaintiff became bound to pay to the defendant 
£36. Plaintiff purchased of the defendant amber at a very 
high price for soe small a quantity; and did pay 24 li to the 
defendant. When the amber came to be used there appeared 


to be so much wast in the parcel of amber by reason of dross 
found therein as came in weight to 9 li, which defendant did 
agree to abate and allow. Plaintiff sues to recover the amount 
due to be returned to him accordingly. 

[The registers of the church of St. Martin's in the Fields, 
London, have been searched, but without result.] 

State Papers. Domestic. 1650. Aug. 6. Admiralty 
Committee: "Mr. Scovell late purser of the Liberty." 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Administration. 1672. 
Sept. 9. Joshua Scovile. On the 8th day commission issued to 
John Scovile, father of Joshua Scovile, late on the ship called 
The Adventure Frigate on the high seas, bachelor, in the service 
of the Lord the King, deceased, having (goods) etc., to adminis- 
ter the goods, rights & credits of the said deceased, well and 
faithfully etc., being sworn, etc. 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Administration. 1668. 
Thomas Scovell. On the nineteenth day commission issued to 
Edith Scovell, relict of Thomas Scovell, late of the parish of 
Stepney, but on the ship called The Colchester on the high sea, 
in the King's service, deceased, having (goods) etc., to adminis- 
ter the goods, rights, and credits of the said deceased, well & 
faithfully, being sworn, etc. 

Register of St. Dunstan's, Stepney. County of Middlesex. 
Marriage. 1662. Dec. 25. William Beale of Ratcliff, card- 
winder, & Anne Scovell. 

Register of St. Thomas Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Mar- 
riage. 1614. Aug. 25. John Harding & John [sic, probably 
Joane] Scovell. 

Registers of the Parish Church of Beaminster, County 
Dorset. Marriage. R [illegible] Sco [illegible] & Katherine 
Crabbe married 14 May 1606. 


Samuel Scovell entered 1638. "List of Colonists brought 
into the Province of Maryland, April 30, 1638." Maryland 
Historical Magazine, "Land Notes," 1910. Ibid. p. 262, under 
date of Feb. 17, 1641, a list of 25 able men transported by 
Leonard Calvert, Esq. since the year 1633, Sam: Scovell." 

Deposition of Thomas Butler, aged 27, and Wm. Payne, 
aged 27, that Mr. George Scovell did lay a wager with Mr. Mount- 
ney of 10 shillings sterling to 5 shillings sterling that Mr. Wm. 
Burdette should never match in wedlocke with the Widow 
Sanders while they lived in Virginia." 

Virginia County Records, vol. vi, 1909, page 234. 


chapter Wt^xtt 

John Scovell and His Descendants in 

1. John Scovell was (it is believed) born in the 
parish of Shapwick, County Dorset, England, about 
1635. He died at Haddam, Connecticut, between 
Dec. 4, 1696, and Nov. 18, 1700, probably at a time 
nearer to the latter date than to the earlier; married 
March 29, 1666, at Farmington, Connecticut, Sarah, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary Barnes, early settlers 
of Hartford and Farmington. The dates of the birth 
and death of Mrs. Sarah Scovell are unknown, but 
she survived her husband, and probably died at 

How John Scovell was induced to emigrate to 
New England, and in what manner he reached there, 
and how he came to arrive in Farmington, Con- 
necticut, are all alike unknown. No paper, letter, 
or personal account of the voyage or journey is known 
to exist. If he ever informed his sons, all tradition 
of the matter has been lost. It may be considered 
certain that he was not a Puritan, and did not emi- 
grate for religious or political reasons. The probable 
cause, as shown in Chapter I of this volume, was the 
decline in estate of the family and the loss of the 
little farm of "Whole Place" in consequence of the 
death of his father, Richard Scovell. His widowed 
mother and he himself are found a few miles away 
from his native parish, and after her death in 1654 
he had almost nothing to tie him to the home land. 
Yet it required courage to emigrate, and thereby 


he showed that he was a young man of vigor and 
action, and perhaps of some means. 

The first mention of him in New England is his 
marriage record, and he at once thereafter is found 
Hving at Farmington, where he acquired land and 
the rights of a proprietor. The early records of the 
town are defective, and it is now impossible to say 
when and how he obtained those rights. 

Farmington Town Acts, vol. 1, page 15. "This 18 Janua. 
1670. Land given to severall men on these conditions hereafter 
expressed, the particular persons are .... Moses Ventrus 
18 acres .... George Orvis heirs 14 acres .... John 
Scovel 15 acres." 

Farmington Records of Deeds, vol. 1, page 41. "Lands 
in. Farmington belonging to John Coale and his heirs forever. 
Jan. 14, 1674. . . . One parsell which he bought of 
John Scovell as appeareth by a deed bearing date 1683, 4 acres, 
bounded south on John Coales own houselot, north on Thomas 
Butts, east on John Hart, west on the Highway. Item. Psell 
more bought of John Scovell also as abovesaid, being a devetion 
of land granted to said Scovell by the town. Lying on ye east 
side of ye mountayne towards ye south or south corner of our 
bounds, 24>^ acres." 

Farmington Records of Deeds, vol. 2, page 105. "William 
and Benjamin Scovil of Haddam to Benjamin Judd of Farming- 
ton two-thirds of all those out divisions of lands in the bounds 
of Farmington which our honored father John Scovel stood 
possessed of when he dyed except two divisions which are already 
disposed of: to wit a southerly division to Ebenezer Barns and 
a division near Wethersfield bounds. Dated March 22, 1709." 

Farmington Records, vol. 1, page 109. "Benjamin Judd's 
land. One parcell bought of William Scofifill by deed of May 
15, 1720, 12 acres. Recorded March 15, 1702-3." 

Ensign Samuel Woodruff in will of Feb. 8, 1730-1, gives 
to his daughter Mary "my lott against Hartford bounds, that 
lot that was firstly John Scovell's." 

On May 30, 1674, articles were signed by men 
chiefly of Farmington for the planting of a settlement 
at Mattatuck, now Waterbury. Actual occupation 
and building there were delayed by the Indian war 
prevailing in 1675-6, and by the consequent danger 


of so exposed a location, Mattatuck being about 
twenty miles distant from any other settlement. 
After these dangers were past, renewed efforts were 
made to bring in settlers. At a meeting of the Com- 
mittee for Mattatuck, Jan. 15, 1677-8, it was agreed 
and concluded "That wee do accept of Johne Roote 
Senr subscribing to the Articles for settling Mat- 
tatuck in the behalfe of one of his sonnes, and we 
accept of John Scovel on Acct of Abraham Bronson." 
{Records of the Proprietors of Waterbury, page 2.) 
Grants of land in Waterbury were made to John Sco- 
vell on March 11, 1678-9, and again later in 1679. 
The settlers were very slow in arriving and building. 
At a meeting of Feb. 6, 1682-3, ten of the subscribers 
"for their not building and some of the fore syd not 
cohabiting according to the Articles" had their allot- 
ments declared forfeited, "yet notwithstanding upon 
their submission and reformation with their cohabita- 
tion upon the place one compleat year, as addissionall 
to the four years injoined in that Article made to 
that purpose in May 30th 1674, [the allotments were 
to remain theirs] otherwise this present condemnation 
to stand in full force." At this time John Scovell 
was complained of for "noe chimney." As a house 
without a chimney would hardly have been habitable, 
we may conclude that Scovell had not on Feb. 6, 
1682-3, brought his family to Waterbury, and that 
they were still at Farmington. This proves also that 
all the children were born at Farmington and not at 
Waterbury as has been supposed. That the men 
complained of, including Scovell, "submitted and 
reformed," and soon took up their residence in 
Waterbury is clear from the records there. John 
Scovell certainly retained liberal allotments of land 
in Waterbury, as the deed of gift to his son John 
Scovell, Jr., clearly shows. 


However the total length of residence of John 
Scovell, Senior, at Waterbury was short. For some 
reason he was not satisfied or contented. In 1686 
he acquired the rights of a proprietor in the town of 
Haddam, purchasing the rights there of John Hanni- 
son, the home lot being situated in the locality known 
as Shailerville, about two miles south from the Court 
House. The deed is recorded in vol. 3, page 80, of 
Haddam Land Records, and an abstract is here given: 
"April 30, 1686. This writing between John Hanne- 
son of Hartford and John Scovil of Mattetuck. In 
consideration of £90 to me in hand well and truly 
paid I the said John Hanneson do sell, convey and 
grant to the said John Scovil my now dwelling house 
and homelot in Haddam, eleven acres more or less, 
partly on the east and partly on the west side of the 
highway leading through said town of Haddam, 
abutting on the Great River east, on land of Mr. 
Bates north, on land of Goodman Parents south, 
common lands west, eight acres on the east and three 
acres on the west of the highway. Also a parcel in 
the Cove meadow, six acres, and another of one and 
one half acres in the same meadow." This deed was 
executed at Hartford, March 3, 1686-7, but not re- 
corded at Haddam until Feb. 19, 1733-4. 

There can be no doubt that John Scovell was a 
farmer. He held no public offices, and as far as rec- 
ords show was never a member of the churches in 
the towns where he lived. Mrs. Scovell was in "full 
communion" with the church in Farmington on 
March 1, 1679-80, and may have remained on its 
rolls until her death. 

An autograph signature, "John Scovell," well 
formed and very legible, may be seen upon the original 
inventory of the estate of Nicholas Ackley of Had- 


dam who died April 29, 1695. This shows that 
John Scovell was fairly well educated for the times. 

No will or other settlement of the estate of John 
Scovell has been preserved and no record of the births 
or baptisms of his children is known to exist. For 
this reason the following document is very important, 
for it gives the only known list of his heirs. 

A Release. 
"November 18th, anno Domini 1700. Know all persons 
by these presents That we who shall hereunto subscribe being 
the relikt or widow & Children of John Scovell of hadam some- 
time deceased. Do for and in Consideration of a Certain Sum 
of six pounds in Current pay allredy payd to ye abovesd Parent 
and husband which was due by Bill from Samuel Orvis of Farm- 
ington for a certain percell of Land now Joyning to his house 
which or honoured Husband and father gave him ye aforesaid 
Orvis an assurance of ye Bill which was given for ye aforesd 
mony being lost we ye above mentioned widow & children of 
ye abovesd deceased Living in ye County of Hartford & Colony 
of Conecticott in New England Do for the promoting of peace 
and honesty & for ye above sd Considerations for our deceased 
Husband and father aforesd and for orselves & heirs forever 
acquit and releas ye before mentioned Samll Orvis of & from 
ye sd Bill of six pounds due for ye Land before exprest & by 
these presents we ye beforesd widow and children of ye before- 
mentioned deceased do for our honoured father & for orselves 
& or heirs forever acquit releas clear and sett free ye beforesd 
Samuel Orvis from any trouble concerning ye Bill aforesd under 
any Culler or pretense whatsoever and allso by these presents 
we do for orselves and or heirs Covenant and promis that we 
will not disturb or molest him ye beforementioned Orvis nor 
his heirs forever In ye possession of ye sd Land either by wills, 
Dowries or in any Law suits upon any Culler or pretence what- 
soever, and for ye Due Performance of ye above sd premises 
we do sett or hands." 

Sarah Scovel her — a — mark 

William Scovel Benjmn Scovel 

Edward Scovel his — ^V — mark 
John Scovel 

"Witness: — A true Coppy of a writing I reed to be recorded 
May 8th, 1731. John Hooker Registr." Farmington Records, 
vol. 5, page 204. 


Children of John and Sarah Barnes Scovell, born at FarmingtOKt 

2. i. John, born about 1669; married Hannah Richards. 

3. ii. William, born about 1671; married Martha . 

4. iii. Edward, born about 1675; married Hannah Benton. 

5. iv. Benjamin, born about 1677; married Amy . 

John Scovell's Deed of Gift to his Son 
John Scovell, Jr. 

This wrighting made ye eighteenth day of July in the year 
one thousand six hundred ninety and six witnesseth yt I John 
Scovell sen of haddam in ye county of Hartford and colonic of 
Conecticut in New England for divers valuable good and lawful 
causes and considerations me ye said John Scovell hereunto 
especially moving have given, granted, bequeathed, alienated, 
enfeofed, assigned, set over and confirmed and do by these 
presents fully, clearly and absolutely give, grant, bequeath, 
alinate, enfeof, assign, set over and confirm to my well beloved 
soon John Scovell and unto his heirs, executors, administrators 
and assigns forever all ye estate, right, title, use, possession, 
property, claim and demand whatsoever yt I, ye sd John Scovell 
Sen, have, had, or in time to come might, ought or should have 
by alotment or purchas in ye township of Waterbury in ye 
County of Hartford and colonie fore mentioned, yt is, — all 
my housing and lands already laid out or not layd out, belong- 
ing to me by proprietary, the particular parsells are, viz: my 
hous and hom lot containing too acres more or less as it lys 
buted and bounded, buting east on ye highway, north and 
west on Deak iudds land & south on highway; viz: one 
peic at iuds meadows on ye west side ye river containing four 
acres buting east on ye river, south on land belonging to ye 
heirs of edman Scott deceased, north on ioseph gaylord's land, 
west on ye hill; viz: on peic on ye west sid ye river against 
bever meadows by estimation too acres, buted north on thomas 
iudd's land, south on land belonging to ye heirs of iohn Nuell 
deceased, east on ye river, west on ye hill; viz: one peic in 
Manhan neck by estimation three roods, buting east on a cove, 
west on a pasage, north on land belonging to ye heirs of 
philip judd dec'd, south on land belonging to ye heirs of iohn 
carrinton; viz: one peic in manhan meadow of too acres & a 
half as it lys buted and bounded, buting north on beni barns 
land, south on land belonging to ye heirs of iohn Newell deceased, 
east on a hill, west on ye river; viz: on peic of Steels meadow 

*Throughout the genealogy of Chapter III names of places not followed 
by the name of a state are understood to be in the State of Connecticut. 


of three acres and a half as it lys, buted north on Joseph hikcox 
land, south part on Tho Richason, part on Tho warner's land, 
east on John Newell's land, west on ye hill; viz: on peic in 
hancox meadow by estimation too acres and a half as it lys 
buted and bounded, buting north on iohn Welton's land, south 
on iohn brunsons land, east on Daniell porter, west on ye river; 
viz: on peic on ye west sd ye river against hancox meadow, 
containing one acre and three roods, buting north on edman 
Scott's land, east on ye river, west on ye hill; viz: one peic 
on ye west sd ye river south of the road yt goes to Woodbury, 
containing by estimation eight acres as it lys buted and bounded 
south on Joseph Gaylord's land, north on ye road that leads 
to Woodbury, east & west on ye commons; viz: one peic north 
from the town, by estimation three acre as it lys buted and 
bounded north on ye commons, south on Deak iudds land, 
east on ye common fence, west on ye commons: this with 
all my right divided or undivided, al ye above mentioned lands 
with their natural or artificial bounds and butsments, with 
all ye profits, privileges and apurtenances to ye same belonging, 
and ye said John Scovell Sr for him self, his heirs, executors, 
administrators and assigns covenanteth as follows: that he 
hath good right and lawful authority to give, grant, bequeath, 
alinate, assign, set over and confirm al ye abovesd premises 
in every part thereof unto his well beloved soon John Scovell, 
his heirs and assigns, as by these presents I have done and yt 
it is free & cleare and fully and clearly acquited from all and 
all maner of other and former gifts, grants, bargains, dowerys, 
incumbrances whatsoever and yt my beloved soon John Scovell 
his heirs executors, administrators, and assigns on ye day of 
ye date hereof and from time to time and forever hereafter 
shall & may quietly and peaceably have, hold, use, occupy, 
possess and inioy all ye sd bargained or bequeathed premises 
in every part thereof, without any suit, trouble, molestation, 
disturbance or denyall of me ye sd John Scovell sen., my heirs, 
executors, administrators, assigns or any other person or persons 
by my means, default, consent or procurement, without any 
other condition, limitation, use or other thing to alter, change 
or make void ye same, forever warrinting and defending ye 
same, giving to my soon John by these presents full pour to 
enrole and record all ye said purchases of land to himself, heirs, 
executors, administrators or assigns in ye public records in 
Waterbury or any other public notary where the same may 
& ought to be recorded in, only I ye sd John Scovell Snr do 
notwithstanding this deed given to my soon John do reserve 
the use of ten pounds worth of this liveing for my loveing wef 
to have ye income as in case yt it should please God to take 


me away before hur, yt is for hur to have during hur natural 
lif and then to return to my soon John according to this deed. 
In witness hereof I ye sd John Scovell senr have signed, sealed 
and delivered this instrument in the presence of 

Witness Thomas Judd sr. JOHN SCOVELL Sr 

Thomas Judd iur. hand 

John Scovell sen. personally appeared this twentieth July 
in ye year on thousand six hundred ninety & six 

Justice of the Peace. 

Recorded in vol. I, page 105, of Waterbury records on 
Feb. 11, 1703. 

Thomas Barnes. 

Thomas Barnes, father of Sarah Barnes, wife of John Scovell, 
was an early settler at Hartford, and one of the soldiers in 
the Pequot War in 1637. For that service he received a grant 
of land in the Soldiers' Field in Hartford. He seems to have 
had a house lot on the "highway from Centinel Hill to the 
cowpasture," now North Main Street. His name is among 
those "Inhabitance as were Granted lotts to have onely at 
the Townes Courtesie wth liberty to fetch wood & keepe Swine 
or Cowes By proportion on the Common." He had disposed 
of his Hartford lands before 1649, and removed to Farmington, 
perhaps in 1646. The surname of his first wife Mary has 
never been found. She was tried on an accusation for witch- 
craft and on Feb. 6, 1662-3, was convicted. There can hardly 
be any doubt that she was executed. Thomas Barnes married 
second in 1663 or 1664 Mary, daughter of John Andrews, Senior, 
of Farmington. His children were Sarah, Benjamin, and 
Joseph by the first marriage; Thomas and Ebenezer by the 
second. Thomas Barnes died at Farmington shortly before 
Feb. 7, 1689-90. His will (in the form of a deed of gift) is 
dated June 9, 1688. In it he mentions his wife Mary, and 
sons Thomas and Ebenezer, and goes on to say: "To my 
children which are already gone from me and disposed in marriage 
I have formerly given according to my Ability, with which 
I expect they shall acquiesse." 

2. JoHN^ ScoviLL (John^), born about 1669 at 
Farmington, Connecticut; died Jan. 26, 1726-7, at 
Waterbury, Connecticut, aged 58 years; married Feb. 
6, 1693-4, Hannah Richards, born about Nov., 1671, 
at Farmington; died at Waterbury, March 5, 1720; 


daughter of Obadiah and Hannah (Andrews) Richards 
of Farmington and Waterbury. 

On the town records of Waterbury this John 
Scovill is called "Ye son of John of Haddam and 
sometime of Waterbury." He received from his 
father after the latter's removal to Haddam a deed 
of gift of all his lands in Waterbury. The house lot 
was at the present northwest corner of West Main 
and Willow streets, running northward up to the 
line of Willow Street. John Scovill occupied this 
estate and house during his life. After his death 
it passed to his son William, and after William's 
removal to Nova Scotia Hill in Westbury Society 
(now Watertown) in 1733 it was occupied by William's 
brother, Lieut. John Scovill. In 1760 a half interest 
in the house and home lot was distributed to Lieut. 
John's son, Obadiah Scovill, and Mrs. Tabitha Scovill, 
Obadiah's mother, held an interest therein until her 
death in 1788. At Obadiah's death in 1768 he was 
in possession of a fraction of the old house and home 
lot, and it would seem that his heirs, or those of his 
brothers, may have held it until the removal of the 
several emigrants to Ohio. John Scovill, Jr., was 
a man of influence in Waterbury and was chosen by 
his fellow townsmen to the office of sergeant in the 
town military company, then a position of honor and 
responsibility. He was also a member of the school 
committee, for many years one of the selectmen, 
collector of the minister's rates, and in 1706 and 1715 
constable. He was chosen deputy to the General 
Assembly in May, 1714, and at the time of his death 
was one of a committee to build a new meeting house. 

He made a will by word of mouth on the da}' of 
his death, which was as follows: — 

"We the subscribers being present with Ser: John Scovill 
upon the day of his death which was in January the 26th day 


1726/7 he then being in his right reason manifested and desired 
and accordingly did declare how he would have his estate dis- 
posed of which is as followeth first his will was that his oldest 
son John should not have a double portion because he has a 
bachelders lot, and next I give to my daughter Sarah sixty 
pounds with what she has already had, and nexte I give to 
my daughter Hannah sixty pounds, and then my three sons 
John, William and Edward to have equally alike in the dis- 
tribution of my estate. In witnes where of we have heare 
unto set our hand this tenth day of February 1726/7." 

Isaac Brounsonn 

William Judd 

(On the same paper) "Whereas our Honoured Father 
John Scovill Late of Waterbury Deceased Did on his Death- 
bed (not haveing opportunity to Make and Exicute a will 
according to Legal form) but being of perfect mind and Memory 
signify how he willed and Desired that his Estate might be 
disposed and distributed among his Children as is above set 
forth and witnessed. Therefore know ye that we the Children 
of the Deceased are willing and free to comply with the will 
and pleasure of our Honoured Father in that Matter and are 
willing the Estate he hath Left us should be so settled, only 
advancing ten pounds to Each of the Daughters portions, so 
as to make them seventy pounds each and then the Remainder 
of the Estate to be devided equally among the three sons. In 
this Method we are willing the Estate should be settled and 
accordingly we pray and desire the Honoured Court of Pro- 
bates to order and settle the same and to make this Covenant 
and agreement binding and oblidging to us and our sucessors. 
We have each of us hereunto set our hans and seals In presence 
of Witnesses this 21st of February 1726/7. 

John Scovill 
William Scovill 
Edward Scovill 
Witnesses Hannah Scovill 

John Southmayd Noah Hinman 

William Judd Sarah Hinman 

Eleazer Hinman 

Samuell Hinman 
(The agreement is in the handwriting of John Southmayd, 
the pastor of the First Church of Christ in Waterbury.) 

Sergeant John Scovill left a good estate in per- 
sonal property and lands, but no books, not even a 


Bible, are mentioned in the inventory. The list of 
the lands is as follows: — 

"It. the House and Homelott and provision to set up another 
end to the House all allready provided and Considered in the 
appr £120,00,00. It. five acres of pasture Land 40,00,00; It. 
Half the three acre lott with the addition £16,00,00. It. To 
four acres and half on Richard Welton's Hill £06,15,00. It. 
Eight acres up the Little Brook £14,00,00. It. A Lott upon 
the old Town Plott £09,00,00. It. A Lott at the Lower End 
of Steals meadow £50. A Lott at Steals Brook 30 sh £51,10,00. 
It. A Lott at Steals meadow formerly Richards Lott 10,10,00. 
It. A Lott at the upper End of Steals meadow 07,10,00. It. 
A Lott at Handcox meadow £12. A Lott at popple Meadow £6, 
18,00,00. It. Thirteen acres of upland against Scovill's 
Island 13,17,06. It. One hundred and thirty three acres of 
Land at Nonawoog Hill 130,00,00. It. A part in Richards 
home Lott 03,00,00. It. forty acres of land att Scott's Moun- 
tain 40,00,00. It. Sixty two acres of Land near Weltons 
meadow 60,00,00. It. fourteen acres and half of Land at 
Richard's Hill 14,15,00, It. Twelve acres of Land in and 
about Scovill's meadow 06,00,00. It. Seventy one acres of 
Land on the East side of Scott's Mountain 105,00,00. It. 
Sixty six acres of Land in partnership with Ensign Brounson 
66,00,00. It. sixty four acres of Land in the Northwest 
division 48,00,00. It. 10 acres of Land on the West branch 
20,00,00. It. twenty four acres Land to lay out at 6 sh per 
acre 07,04,00. It. 172 Acres of Land to Lay out Drawn 
for 1727 at 5sh per acre 43,00,00. It. To the Propriety In 
the Town of Waterbury £172, 21,00,00. 

The distribution shows that the house and home lot with 
the materials provided for an addition to the house, were settled 
upon Sergt. John Scovill's son William. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

6. i. John, born Jan. 12, 1694-5; married Tabitha Upson, 
ii. Obadiah, born April 23, 1697; died Feb. 23, 1718-9; 
Sarah, born Oct. 24, 1700; married Noah Hinman. 
William, born Sept. 7, 1703; married Hannah Richards. 
Hannah, born March 19, 1706-7; married Eleazer 
10. vi. Edward, born Feb. 12, 1710-11; married Martha 








3. William^ Scovill (John^), born about 1671 
in Farmington, Connecticut; died Nov. 10, 1712, in 
Haddam, Connecticut; married at Haddam, Jan. 20, 

1701-2, Martha , born at date not found; died 

at Haddam, May 2, 1753. That her name was Bailey 
is not capable of proof. She married second Nov. 
16, 1715, Sergt. Timothy Shailer of Haddam, son of 
Thomas and Marah (Spencer) (Brooks) Shailer. This 
is proved by a deed of William Scovill (11) of Haddam, 
dated July 4, 1729, wherein he convej^s land to 
Nathaniel Tyler and refers to "my honored father, 
Timothy Shailer deceased." This must refer to Wil- 
liam's step-father, because his wife's father was Thomas 
Shailer, brother of Timothy Shailer. 

William Scovill is first mentioned in 1697 as serv- 
ing in the campaign against the Indians, "eastward," 
by which is meant somewhere on the coast of Maine. 
In this service he was wounded, and returning to 
Boston, he somehow attracted the attention of Judge 
Samuel Sewall, who twice refers to him: — 

"Wm. Scovil with his broken arm from Hadham, Saml 
Stockin of Middleton, Ebenezer Smith of Saybrook, sick and 
mortified broken shins, etc." {Letterbook under date of Oct. 
5, 1697.) 

"Wm. Scovil being well and having on his new Coat, I 
fitted him with my Musket, Rapier, Amunition &c. and he 
served in the South Company." {Diary, Feb. 9, 1697-8.) From 
Sewall Papers, published in Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections, series 
5, vol. 5; series 6, vol. 1. 

The occasion referred to by Sewall was the military 
funeral of Col. Samuel Shrimpton. Scovil must have 
been again wounded, or else have had further trouble 
with the injured arm, for in May, 1698, the General 
Court of Connecticut voted as follows: — 

" Ordered by this Court that William Scovil that was wounded 
in the late expedition to the eastward, shall be placed with 
some able surgeon and be maintained at the countrey charge 


until he is cured, and Captn George Gates and Mr Daniell 
Brainard are appointed to take effectual care that this order 
be attended." Colonial Records of Connecticut, vol. 4, page 252. 

The first record relating to a town school in Had- 
dam is dated 1705, and on Nov. 8, 1708, the town 
voted to procure a sufficient schoolmaster to be em- 
ployed ten months in the year from the middle of 
February. The master was obliged to teach all chil- 
dren sent by their parents to the school both reading 
and writing. On the tenth of March, 1708-9, the 
town voted to employ William Scovill as schoolmaster. 
The school was probably kept in his or other private 
houses, as a vote to build a schoolhouse was not 
passed until late in 1709. Haddam at this time con- 
tained from forty to fifty families, and the number 
of children may have been as high as eighty. It is 
quite possible that Mr. Scovill's wound had disabled 
him from the labor of tilling the soil, and that he 
was thus rather obliged to become the town school- 
master. He appears to have been living on the farm 
his father bought of John Hanneson in 1686, and 
living there alone, his two brothers having removed 
across the Connecticut River to East Haddam as early 
as 1703 or 1704. 

In 1710 thirty-six acres of unimproved land were 
measured or surveyed on John Hanneson 's ancient 
right and recorded to William Scovill. This land 
was on Turkey Hill, so called, in the southern part 
of the town of Haddam near the Saybrook (now 
Chester) line. William Scovill never lived upon this 
land, but it fell to his son John, who improved it and 
made his home upon it. 

William Scovill left no will and the administration 
on his estate was granted to Martha Scovill, widow, 
on April 6, 1713. The inventory taken Dec. 8, 1712, 


by Benjamin Smith, Thomas Shaylor, and Joseph 
Arnold amounted to £168.05.08, an amount below 
the average even in those times. On May 2, 1715, 
Mrs. Martha Scovill exhibited an account of her 
administration and was appointed guardian to the 
two children. The Court then ordered a distribution 
to ** Martha Scovell, widow, to William Scovell, eldest 
son, and to John Scovell." At this time Mrs. Scovill 
signed with her mark, apparently a "C." 

Children born at Haddam. 

11. i. William, born June 13, 1706; married Hannah Shailer. 

12. ii. John, born June 20, 1712; married Rhoda Arnold. 

4. Edward^ Scovell (John^), born about 1675 or 
perhaps a few years later at Farmington, Connecticut; 
died April 21, 1703, at Haddam; married Feb. 21, 
1699-1700, at Hartford, Hannah Benton, born about 
1676 at Hartford; died at Haddam 1771; daughter 
of Andrew and Anne (Cole) Benton of Hartford. 

Little is known of Edward Scovell. He is called 
yeoman and was doubtless a farmer. The inventory 
of his estate amounted to £111.10.06. Mrs. Sco- 
vell married second, at date not found, but before 
1706, Deacon Benjamin Smith of Haddam, and at- 
tained the great age of 95 years. 

Children born at Haddam. 

13. i. Susannah, born May 29, 1701; married Thomas 


14. ii. Hannah, born Jan. 25, 1702-3; married Noah Cone. 

5. Benjamin^ Scovell (John^), born about 1677 
in Farmington, Connecticut; died Aug. 13, 1729, at 
East Haddam, Connecticut; married about 1703 Amy 

, about whom nothing has been found, except 

that she was living 1738, still a widow. 

Benjamin Scovell is first mentioned in a deed 
(Haddam records, vol. 1), dated March 31, 1698-9, 


whereby he acquired three acres of land which had 
been the home lot of John Parents, and had passed 
to his daughter Marj^ wife of Abel Shailer. This 
land was in the Lower Town Plot, now called Shailer- 
ville, in Haddam. In this deed Benjamin Scovell 
is called "sailer," that is, a sailor, although the word 
has also been read tailor. If he lived on this land, 
it was but for a short time, for he sold land in 1704 
to John Bates, and acquired more on the east side 
of the river, and soon settled there. In April, 1715, 
Benjamin Scovell and wife Amy were dismissed by 
letter from the church in Haddam to the church in 
East Haddam. Why they delayed this transfer of 
their church relations so long is not apparent, for there 
had been an organized church in East Haddam from 

The estate of Benjamin Scovell which inventoried 
£432.13.06 was not finally divided until Nov. 7, 
1738, and was so divided by agreement of his heirs, 
no will having been made. 

"7 of November 1738. Know all men by these presents 
That we the subscribers being the sole and only surviving 
heirs to the estate of Benjamin Schovell of East Haddam in 
the County of Hartford being the widow and children of the 
said deceased do by these presents jointly and severally agree 
that the following disposition of the estate of the said deceased 
shall be a final settlement of said estate: — 

"First — we agree that our brother Edward shall have and 
hold all the land that did or doth belong to the estate of our 
honored father, Benjamin Schovell, and shall be and remain 
our sd brother Edward's, to be at his dispose forever, provided 
he pay to the other heirs and widow aforesd the following sums 
hereafter in this instrument particularly described: 

£ s d 
"First to Benjamin Schovell, 100—00—00 

To Lemuel Schovell, 62—10—00 

To Nathan Schovell, 62—10—00 

To Sarah (Schovell) Spencer 52—10—00 

To Amy Schovell 52—10—00 

To Kezia Schovell Steward 52—10—00 


"And we mutually agree and covenant, for ourselves and 
our heirs, with our mother Amy Schovell, that we will each 
of us pay our sd mother the sum of ten shillings apiece yearly 
during her widowhood. Then the widow quitclaims any right 
of hers to the real estate. 

(Signed :) Edward Schovell LS Sarah Spencer LS 

Amy X Schovell LS Hezekiah Spencer LS 

Amy X Schovell 2nd James Steward LS 

Benjamin X Schovell Kezia X Steward LS 
Test: Jos. Talcott, Jr. Clerk." 

Children horn at East Haddam. 

15. i. Edward, born April 9, 1704; married Deborah Ackley. 

16. ii. Sarah, born Oct. 9, 1706; married Hezekiah Spencer. 

17. iii. Amy, born March 14, 1708-9; married Adam Rogers. 

18. iv. Benjamin, born about 1711; married Abigail Chap- 


19. V. Keziah, bapt. Sept. 9, 1716; married James Stewart, 
vi. Lemuel, bapt. Aug. 23, 1719. He was living Nov. 

7, 1738, then aged 19 years, when he chose his 
brother Edward Scovell as his guardian. No 
later mention of him has been found. 

20. vii. Nathan, bapt. 1725; married Elizabeth Gates. 

6. John' Scovill {Joihn,^ Joh'n}), born Jan. 12, 
1694-5, at Waterbury, Connecticut; died there April 
28, 1759; married Jan. 16, 1723-4, Tabitha Upson, 
born March 11, 1698, at Farmington, Connecticut; 
died before Dec. 8, 1788, at Waterbury; daughter 
of Stephen and Mary (Lee) Upson of Farmington and 

This John Scovill occupied the old Scovill home- 
stead at West Main and Willow streets in Waterbury, 
which had been his father's and grandfather's. He 
was commissioned in October, 1737, lieutenant of 
the Waterbury military company, and was known 
thereafter as Lieutenant John, as his father had been 
known as Sergeant John Scovill. Lieut. Scovill also 
served on the school committee in 1742 and was 
chosen deputy to the General Assembly in May, 
July, and August, 1745. These were special sessions 


held owing to the war with France, wherein the aid 
of the colonies to the mother country resulted in the 
siege and capture of Louisburg. 

John Scovill died intestate, leaving a large estate. 
His son Obadiah and Mrs. Tabitha Scovill were 
appointed administrators. The estate inventoried 
£1317.01.02, of which £1128.17.00 was in real estate, 
and the debts were only £65.14.06, which shows that 
Lieut. John Scovill was a prudent manager and a 
good business man. All his property is listed with 
great detail in the Woodbury Probate records, and 
will be given in part here: — 

"Bible, another ditto, Sermon book by Janeway, another 
sermon book by Watts, Book Boston Platform, Family Well 
Ordered, one book (of) Tennants', Penetential Cry, old spelling 
book, old Testament, one book upon the Lords Super, Watts 
Hymns old, one small book blue cover, Mr. Leavenworth's 
sermons." (Rev. Mark Leavenworth, minister of the First 
Church of Waterbury.) 

"3 cowes & 3 calves, 1 bull, 1 yoke of oxen, 1 yoke of steers, 
one black stallion. Brown Horse, old bay mare and colt, swine, 
sow and piggs, old sorril horse. Bay year old colt, a brown year 
old colt. "House and home lot £120,00,00; 50 acres at 
South part of Steels Meadow at £5 per acre, house upon it 
£295; North part of Steels Meadow 40 acres £156,00,00; 21 
acres on Steels Plain £47,05,00; A piece of land 14 acres 
£32,00,00; 14 acres and % adjoining upon Thomas Barns 
£51,12,06; nine acres adjoining above £27,00,00; eight acres 
at a place called upper end of Manhan Meadow £32,00,00; 
Ten acres adjoining upon Manhan Meadow called Meadow 
pasture £27,10,00; 5 acres of Land the West side of the Great 
Hill £07,10,00; 74 acres called Doctor's orchard £166,10,00; 
17 acres the west side of Manhan Meadow hill as contained in a 
Deed of James Nichols at £25,10,00; Lands to Lay out in 
the undevided Lands 44 acres £13,04,00; 3 acres in the seques- 
tered land £0,18,00; 20 acres at Ricards hill £25,00,00; a 
piece of land adjoining on Richardson's meadow 42 acres 
£85,15,06; 5 acres Richardson meadow, 2 of English grain 
£12,05,00; a piece of Rye £2,16,00; a Proprietary in the un- 
devided lands at 3 d on ye pound £1,02,00." A grand total 
of 377 acres beside the home lot. 


An elaborate distribution of this property to the widow and 
all the children was made Feb. 5, 1760, by Capt. George Nichols, 
John Judd, and Stephen Upson, Jr. On April 12, 1760, for a 
money consideration, Mary and Andrew Bronson, Hannah and 
Jabez Tuttle, Annis Scovill and her guardian Tabitha Scovill, 
agreed to the division and assigned "over all the Remaining 
Parts of each of our Portions to Asa Scovill, John Scovill, 
Stephen Scovill and Timothy Scovill, equally to be divided." 

Mrs. Tabitha Scovill married second Mr. Trow- 
bridge, and was again left a widow in the space of 
three years after. There is no other record of this 
marriage than deeds on record at Waterbury, or 
probate papers on file at Woodbury. 

"Tabitha Scovill of Waterbury for 20 shillings conveyed 
to Dan Welton all my right in that part of my thirds which 
were sett off to me in a piece of land which did belong to my 
late husband, John Scovill of Waterbury, deceased. Dated 

April, 1770. Signed by Tabitha X Scovill." Waterbury Deeds, 

vol. 14, p. 306. 

On May 11, 1773, Abner Johnson "granted, leased, etc. 
unto Tabathy Trowbridge of Waterbury aforesaid, widow, 
an apothecary shop now in my possession situated in Waterbury 
on the south east corner of Esq. Hopkins Scovill Lot, for the 
term of 7 years if she so long live, to her own proper use & 
behoof." Waterbury Deeds, vol. 15, page 368. 

On May 11, 1773, "Tabathy Trowbridge of Waterbury" 
in consideration of the lease of one shop made by Abner Johnson 
of Waterbury of equal date and 10 shillings to me paid, do 
grant, lease, bargain and release unto him the said Abner John- 
son all my Right, and title to a certain dwelling house and 10 
acres of land in Waterbury adjoining that which I now possess, 
being an estate for my natural life, in and to one half of said 
house and land." Waterbury Deeds, vol. 15, page 360. 

Paper on file at Woodbury, dated May 8, 1780. Applica- 
tion to set out in severalty to the widow Tabitha Scovill now 
Tabitha Trowbridge one third of 50 acres of land at the lower 
end of Steels meadow. 

Mrs. Trowbridge certainly lived out the term of 
her lease of the apothecary shop, and probably con- 
ducted the business during that period. Her dower 


was distributed to her children Dec. 8, 1788, and she 
had deceased before that date, but the exact time has 
not been found. 

On April 29, 1768, Moses Bristol of Woodbury sold to Isaac 
Trowbridge of Waterbury for £3 one acre of land in the south- 
west part of the First Society in Waterbury, and on Sept. 11, 
1770, sixty- two rods adjoining his home lot was laid out to 
Isaac Trowbridge by James Porter, measurer. On July 13, 
1772, Isaac Trowbridge sold all this land to David Wooster 
for £15. A dwelling house stood upon the land. There can 
hardly be any doubt that this was the Mr. Trowbridge who 
became Mrs. Scovill's second husband. He was born in Strat- 
ford about 1694, the son of James and Hester (Howe) 
Trowbridge. His first wife's name was Ruth, and he had 
children born at Stratford: Joseph, born June 12, 1718; Rachel, 
born Nov. 18, 1719; Isaac, born March 11, 1721-2. Joseph 
Trowbridge was a physician and lived at Danbury and South- 
bury; Isaac Trowbridge, Jr., lived at Danbury; married Rebecca 
Peck and was still living there in 1790. 

Children born at Waterbury. 

Obadiah, born Oct. 9, 1725; married Hannah Hull. 
Mary, born March 31, 1727; married Andrew 

John, born Nov. 24, 1729; died Dec. 6, 1736. 
Asa, born April 4, 1732; married Lois Warner. 
Hannah, born Jan. 30, 1734-5; married Jabez Tuttle. 
John, born Oct. 27, 1738; married Ann Barnes. 

Stephen, born Aug. 19, 1740; married . 

Timothy, born June 27, 1742; married Jemima 

28. ix. Annis, born May 23, 1744; married Nathaniel 


7. Sarah^ Scovill (John^, John^), born Oct., 
1700, at Waterbury, Connecticut; died April 23, 
1741, at Woodbury, Connecticut; married (at date 
not found) Noah Hinman, born about 1690 at Wood- 
bury; died there Nov. 14, 1760 or 1766, in 76th year; 
son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Lum) Hinman. 

Noah Hinman was for several years judge of the 
Superior Court of Litchfield County and his home 

















was in the Southbury parish of Woodbury. Sarah 
Scovill was his second wife. 

Children horn at Woodbury. 
i. Gideon, born June, 1725; married Hannah Curtiss. 
ii. Noah, born Jan., 1728; died before 1740. 
iii. Edward, born April 2, 1730; married Ann Curtiss. 
iv. Abij ah, born about 1733; married Rebecca Minor. 
V. Reuben, bapt. Sept. 7, 1735; married Sarah Porter, 
vi. Simeon, bapt. Dec. 4, 1737; died at Southbury May 5, 

1767; unmarried; was a graduate of Yale College, 
vii. Noah, bapt. June, 1740; married Phoebe Minor. 

8. William' Scovil (John^, John^), born Sept. 
7, 1703, at Waterbury, Connecticut; died March 5, 
1755, in the Westbury parish of Waterbury, now 
Watertown; married first April 17, 1729, Hannah 
Richards, born June 26, 1702, at Waterbury; died 
April 1, 1741, at Westbury; daughter of John and 
Mary (Welton) Richards of Waterbury; married second 
June 16, 1742, at Stratford, Conn., Elizabeth Brown, 
born in New Haven, Conn.; died May 6, 1752, at 
Westbury; daughter of James and Elizabeth (Kirby) 
Brown of West Haven and Waterbury; married third 
Mrs. Desire (Sanford) Cooper, widow of Caleb Cooper 
of New Haven. Mrs. Desire Scovill married third 
Deacon Jonathan Guernsey and died Jan. 2, 1795, at 
Watertown, Connecticut. 

William Scovill lived in a house built by his father 
and given to him by will in 1725. This was probably 
the house on Willow Street in Waterbury, long known 
as the old Johnson house, which was taken down in 
1889, being at that time by far the oldest house in 
town. About 1733 he exchanged places with Abram 
Utter and removed to that part of Westbury known 
as Nova Scotia hill. William Scovill was a member 
of the Congregational Society of Westbury, founded 
in 1739, but he afterwards changed his views and be- 
came an Episcopalian. The exact date of his becom- 


ing such is not known ; he was not counted as a church- 
man in 1744 but his name occurs in a "rate bill" or 
tax list of churchmen in Waterbury in 1748. His 
second wife was a daughter of James Brown, the 
earliest known Episcopalian in Waterbury, and it 
was doubtless due to her that William Scovill and 
all his children became Episcopalians. The statement 
that he was one of the founders of Christ Church 
and parish in Watertown must be an error, since 
nothing was done toward the foundation of this parish 
until 1764, nine years after the death of Lieut. Scovill. 
He must have been connected with the mission parish 
of St. James, founded about 1744, which later became 
the present parish and Church of St. John at Water- 
bury, over which his son. Rev. James Scovill, presided 
as rector from 1759 to 1787. 

William Scovill was commissioned lieutenant of 
the Westbury militia company in May, 1746. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

Anna, born March 25, 1731; married Eleazer Prindle. 
James, born Jan. 27, 1732-3; married Amy Nichols. 
Samuel, born Nov. 4, 1735; married Ruth Bronson. 
Abijah, born Dec. 27, 1738; married Elizabeth . 

By second marriage. 

William, born Feb. 9, 1744-5; married Sarah Brown. 
Darius, born May 15, 1746; married Lydia Grannis. 

9. Hannah^ Scovill {John^, John}), born March 
19, 1706-7, at Waterbury; died at Woodbury; married 
about 1730 Lieut. Eleazer Hinman, born April, 
1705, at Woodbury; died there Dec. 27, 1757; son 
of Capt. Titus and Mary (Hawkins) Hinman. They 
lived in the Southbury parish of Woodbury. He 
was a man of respect in the colony and in 1749 a 
member of the General Assembly. 














Children horn at Woodbury. 

i. Jonas, born Feb. 21, 1731; married Sarah Downs. 

ii. John, born Aug. 1, 1732; married (1) Abigail Graham; 
(2) Mrs. Mary Wentworth. He died at Bethlehem, 
Connecticut, Oct. 17, 1801. 

iii. Eleazer, born Sept. 24, 1734; married Rhoda Mitchell; 
removed to Herkimer County, N. Y. 

iv. Dorcas, born Nov., 1736; married Nov., 1757, Phineas 
Porter or Potter. 

V. Hannah, born March 27, 1739; married David Hinman; 
went west. 

vi. Peter, bapt. Aug. 1, 1742; married Mary, widow of Gar- 
wood Cunningham. 

vii. Molly, bapt. 1744; married Benjamin Bassett of Derby, 
viii. Miriam, bapt. May, 1748; married Benjamin Richards. 

ix. Patience, bapt. . 

10. Edward^ Scovill {John"-, John^), born Feb. 
12, 1710-11, at Waterbury, Connecticut; died Sept. 
5, 1779, at Westbury, now Watertown, Connecticut; 
married Jan. 31, 1739, Martha Baldwin, born March 
23, 1713, at Milford, Connecticut; died Nov. 29, 
1798, at Watertown; daughter of Jonathan and Mary 
(Tibbals) Baldwin of Milford and Waterbury. 

Edward Scovill was prominent in the affairs of 
Waterbury, being one of the selectmen and reaching 
the position of captain of the First Militia Company 
in 1761. He resided in Westbury parish, now Water- 
town. He was taxed as a churchman about 1760 
and he was in 1764 one of twenty men who agreed 
"to hold public worship in Westbury on those Sundays 
when there was no preaching in Waterbury," and to 
make arrangements to build an Episcopal church. 
By October, 1765, they had through the efficient 
management of Capt. Edward Scovill a building fit 
to occupy, although not completed. This building 
had by 1773 pulpit, chancel, and canopy and was 
used until the Revolution. Reopened for services in 
1786-88, it was succeeded by a new edifice in 1793. 


Captain Scovill is thus rightly considered the founder 
of Christ Church, Watertown. In his will he be- 
queathed to the church and parish seventeen acres 
of land, ''Out of a sincere regard to the religion of the 
Gospel and in testimony of my love and veneration 
for the doctrine and worship of the Episcopal Church 
of which I am now a member, for the use and benefit 

of that Church in the parish of Westbury," 

"the annual profits to be applied toward the support 
of an Episcopal clergyman officiating in said Church." 
This land was afterward sold and a fund established 
which still exists. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

35. i. Sarah, born Feb. 25, 1740-1; married Isaac Merriam. 

36. ii. Edward, born Feb. 5, 1744-5; married Ruth Norton. 

11. William^ Scovil {William^, John}), born June 
13, 1706, in Haddam, Connecticut; died there Nov. 
27, 1788; married April 4, 1734, Hannah Shailer, 
born Aug. 17, 1715, at Haddam; died there Aug. 
23, 1802; daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Clark?) 
Shailer of Haddam. 

Little is known of this William Scovil. He left 
his father's home, the Hannison farm in Shailerville, 
about 1734 and settled at Candlewood Hill in the 
northwestern part of the town. Here between high 
hills lies a narrow but fertile valley, traversed by 
streams bordered by grassy meadows, the source of 
hay for the farmer of that time. 

In 1756 and doubtless for some years previously 
William Scovil and his wife Hannah were members 
of the First Church of Haddam. 

On Nov. 14, 1788, William Scovil conveyed to 
his son, William Scovil, Jr., a dwelling house and 
three acres of land in return for "services in my in- 
firmity." He made a will, which by agreement of 


his heirs with William Scovil, the executor thereof, 
dated Feb. 22, 1790, was not to be settled "until 
after the decease of their mother, Mrs. Hannah Scovil, 
and also as long as our sisters Sarah and Catherine 
remain unmarried." 


37. i. Samuel, born Feb. 27, 1734-5; married (1) Ruth 

Chapman; (2) Mrs. Mary Ventres; (3) Bath- 

sheba . 

ii. Martha, born Sept. 26, 1736; died Feb. 8, 1765, 
unmarried. She joined the First Church of Christ 
at Haddam, April, 1757. 

38. iii, Hannah, born April 11 or 15, 1739; married Oliver 

iv. Sarah, born April 10, 1741; died Sept. 14, 1744. 
V. William, born Sept. 28, 1742; died Sept. 2, 1744. 
vi. William, born Oct. 25, 1744; died March 5, 1806, 

at Haddam, unmarried. 
vii. Sarah, born Aug. 2, 1746; died Feb. 14, 1807, at 

Haddam, unmarried, 
viii. Catherine, born Jan. 16, 1747-8; died Jan., 1829, 

at Haddam, unmarried. She joined the church 

at Haddam in 1791. 

39. ix. John, born Oct. 14, 1749; married Elizabeth Spencer. 

X. Thomas, born July 8, 1751; died Aug. 13, 1752. 
xi. Thomas, born Jan. 20, 1753-4; died Feb. 1, 1755. 

40. xii. Dorothy, born July 14, 1755; married John Par- 


41. xiii. Joseph, born March 31, 1757; married Sarah Spencer, 
xiv. Timothy, born Nov. 2, 1759; died March 29, 1777. 

12. JoHN^ Scovil {William^, John^), born June 
20, 1712, at Haddam, Connecticut; died there shortly 
before July 20, 1748, or perhaps before April 7, 

1748; married about 1739 Rhoda Arnold, born 

at Haddam; died at New Haven, Connecticut, before 
1767 (?); only child of Josiah and Abigail Arnold of 
Haddam. Mrs. Rhoda Scovil married second Thomas 
Ailing of New Haven, but her children appear to 
have remained at Haddam. The parentage and both 


the marriages of Rhoda are proved by deed on record 
at Haddam, but the dates are not on record. 

John Scovil lived on the land granted to his father 
at Turkey Hill in 1710, or at least near it. This was 
in the southern part of Haddam, near the Say brook 
(now Chester) line, and it is possible that his church 
relations, if any, were with the North Parish of Say- 
brook, now Chester, rather than with the church at 
Haddam, but we cannot be sure of this owing to the 
loss of the records of the latter church previous to 
1756. The following is from Haddam Town Records, 
vol. 3, page M: "John Scovil his mark for his Dumb 
Creatures is a halfpenny out of the underside of the 
Left or near ear and a slit in the under side of the off 
Ear crossways of sd Ear." Recorded May 15, 1741. 

The inventory of John Scovil's estate, taken July 
20, 1748, by William Scovil, Abraham Tyler, and 
Cornelius Higgins, amounted to £467.18.3. This 
was at a time when the currency of the colony was 
depreciated, but the list of property inventoried 
shows that John Scovil was comfortably situated. 
Besides 26 acres of improved land with a dwelling 
there were 10 acres of other land, a small barn, mare 
and colt, cow and calf, saddle and pillion. In the 
house the supply of clothing and bedding seems to 
have been ample, and there were also knives and 
forks, tablecloths, looking glass, chests, a great chair, 
other chairs, Dutch wheel, great wheel, wooden and 
pewter platters, trenchers, warmingpan, two drink, 
ng glasses, a Bible, sermon book, and a psalm book. 

Children born at Haddam. 

42. i. Josiah, born June 12, 1740; married Frances . 

ii. Susannah, born Aug. 13, 1742; married Abner Evarts. 

Proof in Haddam deeds, book 7, page 196. 
iii. Irene, born Nov. 1, 1745; married Samuel Russell. 
Proof in Haddam deeds, vol. 12, page 6. 


13. Susannah^ Scovil {Edward^, Johv}), born May 
29, 1701, at Haddam, Connecticut; died (date not 
found) at Waterbury; married June 14, 1721, Thomas 
Barnes, her second cousin, born in Waterbury, May 
11, 1690; died there Nov. 29, 1772; son of Benjamin 

At the time of her marriage Susannah Scovil 
seems to have been living at Guilford, Conn. Thomas 
Barnes resided at Waterbury. He was a shoemaker, 
sergeant in the town military company, constable, 
and selectman. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

i. Sarah, born Oct. 7, 1722; died Jan. 1, 1725-6. 

ii. Susannah, born Aug. 18, 1724; married Moses Terrell, 

iii. Sarah, born July 18, 1727; died Aug. 3, 1750. 

iv. Thomas, born June 15, 1731; died July 2, 1753. 

V. Huldah, born March 10, 1734; died July 22, 1753. 

vi. Daniel, born Oct. 4, 1736; married Mrs. Hannah (Barnes) 

14. Hannah' Scovel {Edward'^, JohrO), born Jan. 
25, 1702-3, at Haddam, Connecticut; probably died 
there, but the date is not found; married Feb. 2, 1725, 
Noah Cone, born July 14, 1707, at Haddam; died 
there Aug. 5, 1746; son of Caleb and Elizabeth Cone. 

The proof of Hannah's marriage to Noah Cone 
is found in Farmington Land Records in a deed bear- 
ing date April 20, 1730, given by Thomas Barnes of 
Waterbury. "In consideration of the quitclaim of the 
right of Edward Scovel in Farmington given to me 
by Hannah Scovel daughter of the said Edward 
Scovel, I, Thomas Barnes, do quitclaim (the said 
right) to Noah Cone of Haddam, husband to said 
Hannah Scovel." 

Very little appears to be known of Noah Cone. 
He lived at Haddam, possibly also at Guilford, but 
died at Haddam. 



i. Cornelius, born May 21, 1728; married Phcebe Johnson; 

died Feb. 9, 1817. 
ii. Anne, born Dec. 4, 1729. 
iii. Noah, born about 1736. 

iv. Elizabeth, born about 1744; married Moses Cook of 
Chatham, Connecticut; died Oct. 8, 1808, at Chatham. 

15. Edward^ Scovel (Benjamin^, John^), born 
April 9, 1704, at East Haddam, Connecticut; died 
there April 14, 1756; married (date not found) Deborah 
Ackley, born July 11, 1709, at East Haddam; died 
there between Nov. 16, 1735, and April 7, 1745, and 
probably about 1737; daughter of Sergt. Samuel and 
Bethiah Ackley of East Haddam. 

Edward Scovel received all his father's lands by 
the agreement already quoted, and it is probable 
that he lived on them all his life. His name appears 
a few times as grantor or grantee on the East Haddam 
records from 1741 to 1755. On March 25, 1752-3, 
Thomas and Sarah Rogers of East Haddam sold 
to Edward Scovel fifteen acres of land with a dwelling, 
and perhaps Edward made it his home during the 
last four years. The date of his death and the proof 
of his wife's parentage were found in the files of the 
East Haddam Probate Court. 

Mrs. Scovel was admitted to full membership 
in the First Church of East Haddam, Oct. 12, 1735, 
but Edward Scovel was never a member. 

Children born at East Haddam. 

Micah, bapt. Nov. 16, 1735; married Mary . 

Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 16, 1735; married- 








Lydia, bapt. Nov. 16, 1735; married Samuel Banning. 
Hannah, born after 1735; called the youngest 
daughter; no later mention than one of 1757 found. 

16. Sarah' Scovel {Benjamin^, John'^), born Oct. 
9, 1706, at East Haddam; date and place of death 


not found ; married (date not found) Hezekiah Spencer, 
born April 6, 1697, at East Haddam; date of death 
not found; son of William and Margaret (Bates) 
Spencer of Haddam and East Haddam. 
Children horn at East Haddam. 
i. Susannah, born July 31, 1728. 
ii. Sarah, born Feb. 10, 1730; died June 18, 1750. 
iii. Mehitabel, born Dec. 19, 1736. 
iv. Keziah, born May 10, 1738. 
V. Elizabeth, born Jan. 29, 1739-40. 

vi. Silas, born Jan. 28, 1746; died in Millington parish, East 
Haddam, Feb. 2, 1827. Mrs. Athaliah Spencer, his 
wife, died Jan. 10, 1810, aged 72 years. 
vii. Solomon, born June 26, 1748; married Eunice Chapman, 
sister of his uncle Benjamin Scovel's wife. She died 
Dec. 27, 1818, aged 73. 

17. Amy^ Scovel (Benjamin^, John^), born March 
14, 1708-9; died after Feb. 19, 1754; married May 
22, 1744, Adam Rogers, born probably in New London, 
Connecticut; died at East Haddam in January, 1754; 
son of Adam and Catherine (Jones) Rogers of New 

Adam Rogers lived in Millington parish, East 
Haddam, near the Colchester town line, where he 
owned fifty acres of land and a dwelling. 
Children born at East Haddam. 

i. Ebenezer, born . 

ii. Josiah, born . 

iii. Abigail, born . 

iv. Jemima, born . 

18. Benjamin^ Scovel (Benjamin^, John^), born 
about 1711, or 1717; died shortly before May 5, 
1778; married (date not found) Abigail Chapman, 
born Aug. 26, 1731; died not long after July 5, 1805; 
daughter of David and Abigail (Lee) Chapman of 
East Haddam. 

About 1750 and in 1756 Benjamin Scovel bought 
of Samuel Bump and others sixty acres of land in 


the southeastern part of Middletown, near East 
Haddam, and the Salmon River. When the town 
of Chatham was incorporated in October, 1767, this 
land fell within its boundaries. Here Benjamin lived 
until his death. In 1805 Mrs. Scovel sold the house 
and part of the land to Zephaniah Mitchell, and he 
and his descendants lived here until 1875, giving 
their name to a long hill at whose foot the house 

Caleb Chapman and the widow Abigail Scovel took 
letters of administration on the estate May 5, 1778, 
which inventoried £285. After his death his widow 
and children sold off the land piece by piece, and the 
records of these sales determine the names of the 
children, since no record of their births or baptisms 
exists. A distribution of the estate also names 
the heirs. 

A Benjamin Scovel, probably this one but perhaps 
Benjamin son of Edward (15), was a private in the 
Second Regiment, Third Company, Major Joseph 
Spencer's, from April 12 to Oct. 30, 1759, and again 
from April 1 to Nov. 1, 1760, serving in the French 
and Indian War. 

Children horn at Middletown- Chatham. 

46. i. Lemuel, born about 1752; married Keziah Briggs. 

ii. Nathan, born about 1755; killed in a skirmish near 
Green Spring, Va., July 6, 1781. On April 4, 
1777, Nathan Scovil, residence Colchester, enlisted 
as private in Capt. Daniel Allen's Company of the 
Third Regiment, Connecticut Line, Col. Wyllys 
commanding. This enlistment was for the war, 
and Nathan Scovil saw much service with his 
regiment at Stony Point and elsewhere. He was 
promoted corporal Sept. 1, 1779, and sergeant July 
1, 1781. On Jan. 1, 1782, his sisters Mindwell, 
Abigail, and Olive Scovel refused to administer 
on the estate and Nathaniel Foote was appointed 
administrator. The final settlement was not made 


until April 5, 1791, and the heirs were brothers 

and sisters, which shows that Nathan Scovel 

never married, 
iii. Mindwell, born about 1757; living March 20, 1806; 

married Mr. Wright. 
iv. Abigail, born about 1759; she died at East Haddam 

about 1850, aged 91 years; unmarried. 

v. Amy, born ; married Mr. "Ausden." (Austin?) 

vi. Olive, born ; married May, 1781, Daniel 

47. vii. Salma, born about 1770; married Electa Spencer. 

19. Keziah^ Scovel {Benjamin^, John^), born about 
1716; bapt. Sept., 1716, at East Haddam; date and 
place of death unknown; married about 1738 James 
Stewart of East Haddam, son of Alexander Stewart 
of Voluntown, Connecticut. 

Keziah, wife of James Stewart, united with the 
First Church of East Haddam July 26, 1741. Later 
they appear to have lived in the Millington Society 
of East Haddam. They removed from the town 
before or about 1767, but the place to which they 
went has not been discovered. 

Children born at East Haddam. 

i. James, born about 1739; married March 24, 1762, Rhoda 

ii. Esther, bapt. Aug. 8, 1742. 

iii. Lemuel, bapt. Sept. 9, 1744; married Lydia ; lived 

at Williamstown, Mass. 
iv. Nathaniel, bapt. July 2, 1749. 
V. Elizabeth, bapt. Sept. 8, 1751. 
vi. Samuel, bapt. Nov. 11, 1753. 
vii. Lydia, bapt. May 15, 1757. 

20. Nathan' Scovell {Benjamin^, John^), born 
about 1724; bapt. 1725 at East Haddam; died Sept. 
11, 1787; married Sept. 8, 1749, at Colchester, Con- 
necticut, Elizabeth Gates, born May 8, 1729, at Col- 
chester; died Aug. 7, 1787, in Lebanon, Connecticut; 


daughter of Josiah and Grace (Rathbone) Gates* of 
New Salem Society in Colchester. 

On Nov. 7, 1738, Nathan Scovell, then aged 14 
years, chose his brother Edward as his guardian. 
{Hartford Probate Records, vol. 13, page 35.) Within 
one or two years after his marriage he removed from 
the southeastern part of Colchester, selling on Nov. 
23, 1751, to Abial Stark land on the New London road 
at a place called Param. {Colchester Land Records, 
vol. 6, page 4.) In this deed he is called "Nathan 
Scovel, late of Colchester, now of Lebanon." He may 
have returned to Colchester later. In 1783 he was 
in Colchester, and {Colchester Deeds, vol. 12, page 
297) conveyed to his sons Solomon Scovel of Lebanon 
and David Scovel of Colchester 120 acres of land with 
buildings thereon, situated on the highway from 
New London to Hartford. He spent his last days 
in Lebanon and was buried in a cemetery in the 
northern part of Lebanon, near the Columbia line, 
about three miles from Willimantic. Near the site 
pointed out as that of his house in Lebanon are an 
ancient mill-pond and mill which may have been 
constructed and used by him. The gravestone in- 
scription and the family Bible still preserved agree 
in giving his age as 72 years, and, if they be correct, 
he was born in 1715. If he had been born as early 
as that, he would have been of age in 1738 and a 
guardian would have been unnecessary. This early 
date cannot therefore be accepted, since it is against 
the action of the Probate Court and also conflicts 
with the date of his baptism. Gravestone inscriptions 
follow : — 

*Josiah Gates, father of Mrs. Elizabeth (Gates) Scovell, was born 1682, 
and married May 9, 1714, Grace Rathbone, born July 16, 1695 {^Joseph*, 
John^, John', Richard}). Josiah Gates was son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Freeman) Gates, married July 6, 1675, and grandson of Stephen and Ann 
(Hill) Gates. Elizabeth Freeman was daughter of Edmund Freeman of 
Sandwich, Mass. 










In Memory of Mr Nathan Scovell In Memory of Mrs Elizabeth 

who was the first person Consort of Mr Nathan Scovell 

buried here who died who died August 1st 1797 

with the camp disorder in ye 68th year of her Age. 
September 11th 1787 
in ye 72nd year of his Age. 

Death leaves a melancholy gloom In God I long did wate 
It makes an empty seat Till death he struck my fatal 

Yet living mortals allway come stroke 

And join this long retreat. In heaven I mean for to retire 

In Christ for me enquire. 

Children horn at Lebanon. 

48. i. Jerusha, born July 30, 1751 ; married (1) Cary Leeds; 

(2) Wells. 

49. ii. Elizabeth, born March 11, 1752; married Anderson 


Lucy, born March 22, 1755; married Samuel Church. 

Nathan, born May 8, 1758; married Ruth Harris. 

Solomon, born Sept. 16, 1759; married Molly Dewey. 

Moses, born Dec. 6, 1762; married Rachel Baker, 
vii. David, born Feb. 23, 1765; record of marriage not 
found. He was living at Colchester Aug. 30, 
1783, when his father deeded to him and his 
brother Solomon jointly land in Colchester, 
already mentioned. On Feb. 19, 1790, he deeded 
this land to his brother Solomon, and this is the 
last mention of him in Colchester. His later 
history has not been found, nor any trace of a 
family or descendants, but there may have been 
one. It is possible that he is the David Scovell 
who with Nathan Scovell had grants of land in 
Surry, N. H., but these can be better identified 
with descendants of Arthur (1) Scovel bearing 
the same names. 

54. viii. Sarah Anne, born Oct. 23, 1770; married Paul 


55. ix. Amherst, born Oct. 20, 1774; married Sarah Little. 

Will of Nathan Scovell. 

"In the name of God Amen. I commit my soul to God 
that gave it, my body to the grave decently buried. My Will 
is first that my wife Elizabeth Scovell shall be executor to my 
Estate. 2nd I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid wife 
Elizabeth Scovell the one half of my now dwelling house, also 


one third part of all the Estate now or shall be in my possession 
at my decease, all which shall or may be at her own disposal 
during her widowhood, excepting only my working tools. Also 
I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Elizabeth one certain 
Bond of the sum of Two Thousand pounds lawful money, being 
upon my four eldest sons, viz.: Nathan, Solomon, Moses and 
David, for four fifths of her good and honorable maintenance 
& also her decent and honorable burial at her decease, also for 
the good security of giving their sister Sarah Ann Scovell 4/5 
of Seventy pounds lawful money including what I have given 
her. 3rd I give to Amherst Scovell, he being my youngest son, 
all the lands and the above excepted tools, excepting one certain 
piece of land lying on the south side of the mill stream, bounded 
as follows: Beginning at the corner bound by the saw mill, 
thence running up stream four rods, then turning southerly and 
running four rods, then turning Easterly four rods, then turning 
and running four rods to the first mentioned bounds, which I 
give for a public burying place. Excepting blacksmith's tools 
all the other abovementioned tools I give and bequeath, with 
one horse worth ten pounds, or so much other neat stock as 
will make ten pounds to said Amherst Scovell, only the said 
Amherst shall pay unto his sister Sarah Ann Scovell one fifth 
part of seventy pounds, including what I have given her. Also 
the said Amherst shall give to his eldest sister Jerusha Wells 
six pounds when he is twenty three years old ; when he is twenty 
four years old he shall pay to Elizabeth Martin six pounds. 
When he is twenty-five years old he shall pay unto Lucy Church 
six pounds; and when he is 26 years old he shall pay unto Sarah 
Ann Scovell six pounds. The above mentioned lands given 
to my son Amherst Scovell is all the lands I now have or shall 
have at my decease, excepting only the thirds which I give to 
my wife Elizabeth Scovell, which I give to him the said Amherst 
at her decease or marriage. 

4th I give to Robert Williams, son to Lucy Church, ten 
pounds out of my moveable Estate; in case he shall decease 
without heirs I give the above sum to his mother, Lucy Church. 

5th All just debts shall be paid; the remaining part of my 
moveable estate, if any there be, I give equally divided amongst 
my four daughters, viz : Jerusha Wells, Elizabeth Martin, 
Lucy Church and Sarah Ann Scovell, which is their portion 
in full, excepting my wearing apparel, which I give to my three 
sons, viz. : Nathan, Moses, and Amherst Scovell, equally divided, 
which is all I have given them because I have given the two 
eldest of them their portions before. 6th I give my Bay mare 
to my wife Elizabeth Scovell during her widowhood. 7th I 
give my black two year old colt and one two year old black 


heifer and one black year old heifer to my daughter Sarah Ann 
Scovell; the abovesaid creatures to be part of her portion, said 
creatures to be kept and appraised to her the said Sarah Ann 
in November in the year of our Lord 1788. 

This is my last Will and Testament which I here acknowl- 
edge by setting my hand and seal this 31st day of August in 
the year of Our Lord 1787. 

In addition to the above I give to my daughter Sarah Ann 
Scovell eleven of my sheep in like manner as is above written. 
The above addition & interlineations was made before signing 
or sealing. 

Signed and sealed in NATHAN SCOVELL (Seal) 

presence of 


The will was proved Oct. 3, 1787. The original will, probably 
in the hand of David Scovell, is on file in the Probate Office 
of Windham District, Willimantic, Connecticut, and is also 
recorded on pages 179 and 440 of the records of the said district. 
The estate inventoried £317.17.3, the personal property being 
valued at £122.17.3 and the sixty-five acres of land at £189. 

21. Obadiah* Scovill {Johnny John^, John^), born 
Oct. 9, 1725, at Waterbury; died there March 19, 
1768; married July 14, 1752, Hannah Hull, born 
April 9, 1730; died Aug. 22, 1756; daughter of Josiah 
and Hannah (Prindle) Hull of Norwalk and Walling- 
ford, Connecticut; married second June 11, 1760, 
Hannah Porter, born June 16, 1733, at Waterbury; 
died there June 25, 1766; daughter of Daniel and 
Hannah (Hopkins) Porter of V^aterbury. 

Obadiah Scovill lived on a part of the lands of 
his great-grandfather, in the old homestead. He 
met death by an accident, being thrown from a horse 
and falling on a broad axe. 

Children born at Waterbury. 
56. i. Sarah, born Nov. 9, 1752; married Samuel Hickox, 3d. 

ii. David, born Jan. 26, 1755; died Feb. 12, 1774. 

iii. Anne, born Feb. 4, 1761 ; died April 9, 1781, unmarried. 

iv. Daniel, born June 5, 1762 ; died Feb. 23, 1766. 


Settlement of Obadiah Scovill's Estate. 
At a Court of Probate Held in Woodbury March the 29th, 
1768. Ezra Brownson and Ephraim Warner Junr. appeared in 
Court and Enformed that Obadiah Scovill Late of Waterbury 
Decesd Died Intestate and Desired to take administration on 
sd. Estate the proper person in Law DecHneing the same. 
Whereupon this Court did on the date above Grant Letters of 
Administration on sd. Estate unto them, the sd. Ezra and 
Ephraim sufficient bond being given. 

On the Day and Date above written the abovsd Administra- 
tors appeared in Court Did Represent sd. Estate Insolvent 
and according to Law in such case commissioners are to be 
appointed and this Court Doth hereby appoint, Joseph Hop- 
kins Esqr. Mr. Samuel Scot Junr and Mr. William Adams, 
all of Waterbury, Commissioners to Recive and Examin the 
Claims of the Creditors on sd. Estate. Who are to take the 
Direction in the Law in Giveing Proper Notice to the Claimants 
to appear and Mak Good their Respective Claims and at the 
Expiration of Nine months from this Date to make Return 
to this Court of their Doings. 

Gideon Walker Probate Clerk. 

At a Court of Probate Held in Woodbury August 2d. 1768 the 
administrator on the estate of Obadiah Scovill Late of Water- 
bury Decesd. appeared and Exhibited an Inventory of sd. 
Estate and made oath to the truth thereof whereupon it Was 
accepted to be recorded and is as followeth. 

An Inventory of the Estate of Mr. Obadiah Scovill late of 
Waterbury Decesd. 

£ s d 
1 Streight Bodyd Coat 1:18 Ratteen Vest 17 2-15- 

1 Nankeen Vest 4/ Stript Do 3/ pr. Nankeen 

Breeches 2/ 9-0 

4 pr pal Blue Stockins Z/2) pr Linen Do. 1/ 0-4-3 
pr Black Worsted Do /6 pr old Leather Breeches 

3/6 0- 4- 

pr Checd Trowsers 4/6 Loos Coat 8/ 0-12- 6 

old Beaver Hatt 12/ one old Wigg 16/ 1-8-0 

2 old checd Woolin Shirts 9/ two Linen Do 16/ 1-5-0 
1 old Do 2/ one old White linen Do 1/6 0- 3- 6 
1 pr old Shoes /9 pr Sted Shoe Buckles /9 pr 

Carvd Silver Knee Buckles 4/ 0- 4- 6 

Stock Buckle silver 3/9 five yds Brown Flaniel at 

4/ pr yd 20/ 1- 3- 9 


£ s d 

1 Small Stand 2/6 one corner Cupboard 15/ plow- 
shier 13/ 3/4 at 7d 1- 5- 6 1/4 

1 Coulter 8 1/2 at 4d 2/10 one hoe 1/ Plow bolt /6 0- 4- 4 

1 plow plate 1/ pr old Horse Chains 4/6 horse 

collar & Rings 2/6 0- 8- 

1 pr hand Irons 9/ Tramil 3/6 Iron Pot 5/ a 

Gun 10/ 1- 7- 6 

1 pr Large Scales 12/ five Led weights 1/6 pr 

smll Scales 3/ 0-16- 6 

1 Chest with draws 18/ Bedsted and Cord 3/ one 

Feather Bed 20/ 2- 1- 

1 Bolster 2/6 tow Pillows 2/6 two old sheets 1/ 

Stripd Blankets 5/ 0-11- 

1 Bed Quilt 6/ Pewter Tankerd 2/6 pewter 

Quart Cup 1/6 0-10- 

2 old pewter Poringers 1/6 one pewter platter & 

four Plates 6/ 0- 7- 6 

1 Large Platter 2/6 two smll Do 3/6 two Pewter 

Basons 1/8 0- 7- 8 

1 old Do 1 /3 five tin Pie Tins 1 /3 one Tin sauce 

pan /4 0- 2-10 

1 Timber Chain 8/ one Bottle Case 2/6 Iron 

Kittle 4/6 0-15- 

Frying Pan 3/6 Warming Pan 8/ Tramel 3/8 0-15- 2 
1 Fire peal 1/6 Cork screw /4 pr Tongs 1/3 

Toasting iron 1/ 0-3-7 

1 Chafeing Dish 1/ Lignum Vite Morter and 

Pestil 6/ 0- 7- 

1 Feather Bed and Bolster 12/ Trundle bed and 

Cord 5/ 0-17-0 

1 Set of Curtains 6/6 Three Chairs 7/ 0-13- 6 

13 Black Glass Bottles and Phyals 6/ a box with 

3 lb. Ebson Salt 4/ 0-10- 

1 GallePot/6 one Dutch Wheal 5/6 Inch Auger 1/3 0- 7- 3 
1 Great Spining Wheal 5/6 0- 5- 6 

2/9 of 14 3/4 acres of Land adjoining to Joseph 

Warners home lot 5- 8- 2 

2/9 of 22 1/2 acres of land at ye north End of Doc- 
tors Orchard 12-12- 8 
2/9 of 16 acres & 107 Rods of land at ye lower End 
of Steeles Meadow being 1/3 of 50 acres at 40/ 7- 8- 2 
2/9 of 16 acres of land at the Lower End of the upper 

Part of Steels meadow at 50/ 8-17-10 

2/9 of 21 acres of Steels Plain at 25/ 5-16- 8 


£ s d 

1/2 of the House and Barn and Home Lot 45- 0- 

2/9 of the other half of the House Barn & home lot 10- 0- 
1 Shop on or by sd lot £4 Dutch Wheal 7/ Real 3/ 4-10- 
1 Cradle 3/ one table with draw 23/ Do plain 4/ 1-10-0 
1 looking Glass 5/ one Feather Bed 20/ 1-5-0 

1 Bolster and Pillows 5/ a Grean Bed Quilt 12/ 0-17-0 

1 Indian Blanket 3/ one Birds Eye Do 2/6 0- 5- 6 

1 Shirt 1/6 18 lb. of Pewter Platters and plates 

@ 1/8 1-13- 6 

1 Pint Bason 1/6 Quart /8 one Pewter Platter 2/ 0-4-2 

2 Plates 1/6 one teapot 3/ two Knives & Forks 1 / 0- 5- 6 
1 Tea Cannister 1/ one Iron Pot 6/3 0- 7- 3 
1 Tea Kettle 15/ one Chest with draws 25/ 2- 0- 
1/2 Dozen Black Chairs 20/ 1/2 Dozen Do 12/ 1-12- 
1 Smll Do 2/ 1/2 Set of Curtains 6/ three 

sheets 2/ 0-10- 

1 pr of Tongs 3/ a peal 2/ Warming pan 8/ 0-13- 

1 Tramil 4/ one Chest 2/ an Iron Wedge 1/ 0-7-0 

2 Cart Rave Irons 2/ one sword 4/ Leather 

pocket book 1/ 0-7-0 

Waterbury ye 12th of July A. D. 1768 the foregoing In- 
ventory was made by us the subscribers being sworn as the 
Law Directs. 

Samuel Scott 

William Adams Apprizers 

Joseph Hopkins 

£ s d 
February the 7th. 1769 Added by Administrator 

to the Inventory as followeth one pr flat 

irons 0- 4- 

1 Pickle Tubb 1/ a pail /9 a black Barseloy 

Handkerchief 2/9 0- 4- 6 

1 Black Chair 2/ one Large Earthen Gallepot 1 /9 0-2-9 
1 Do /6 one old Tea Cannister /3 old under- 

bed 2/ 0- 2- 9 

Debts due to the Estate Mr. James Scovill 0-1-0 

Doct James Porter 2/ Widow Comfort Upson 2/6 0- 4- 6 
Jonath Prindle 1/8 Noah Judd 1/ Gideon 

Scott 1/6 0- 4- 2 

Caleb Merrils 0- 4- 4 

Edmond Tompkins 0-13- 4 


An Average Made on the Estate of Obadiah Scovill Late 
of Waterbury decesd is as followeth the Left hand CoUum is 
the Creaditors Just due according to the Report of the Commis- 
sioners, the Right hand their proportion. 

To Richard Welton 

Ephraim Warner Junr 

Danll Porter 

WiUiam Adams 

Preserved Porter 

David Warner 

Andrew Brownson ^ 

David Warner Collector 

Moses Cook Junr 

John Brown 

Moses Cook 

Lothrop & Smith 


Danl Welton 

Abraham Truck 

Johnson Anderson 

Timothy Scovill 

Samll Scott 

Stephen Brownson Collector 

Ebenezer Brownson 

John Cosset 

Stephen Scovill 

Susanna Killum 

Reuben Blakley Collector 

Society Rate to Do 

Thomas Welton Junr 

Wait Smith 

Nathll Selkreg 

Ashbel Porter 

Nathan Beers 

Noah Judd 

Daniel Humphry 

Thomas Upson 

James Reynolds 

Stephen Matthews 

Stephen Upson Esqr 

Elizabeth Porter 

John Selkrag 

Jesse Leavenworth 


£ s d 

£ s d 

0- 1- 6 

0- 0-10 


0-19- 3 

4-17- 5 

3- 0- 8 


1- 3- 8 

5- 5- 9 

3- 5-11 

4- 2-10 

2-11- 8 

2- 7- 1 

1-15- 6 

0- 5- 8 

0- 3- 6 

0- 2- 

0- 1- 2 

0- 7- 3 

0- 4- 4 

0-12- 7 

0- 7- 8 

J4- 3- 5 

15- 1-10 

4- 9- 3 


6- 7- 4 1/2 

3-19- 3 

1- 6-10 1/2 

0-16- 3 

0-15- 5 

0- 9- 7 

0- 4- 7 

0- 2-10 

0- 2- 6 

0- 1- 7 

0- 7- 8 1/2 

0- 4- 7 

0- 7- 3 

0- 4- 5 

0-16- 6 1/2 

0-10- 8 

4- 3- 

2-11- 8 

4-13- 1/2 


0- 8- 7 

0- 4- 9 

0- 6- 4 1/2 

0- 3-11 

2- 5-10 1/2 

1- 8- 8 

0- 8- 6 

0- 4-10 

0- 4-10 

0- 3- 2 

0-15- 4 

0- 9- 7 

2- 3- 5 

1- 6- 9 

0-17- 1/2 

0-10- 5 

1-19- 8 

1- 4-11 

0- 8- 6 

0- 5- 1 

0- 2- 4 

0- 1- 7 

0- 2- 8- 3 

0- 1- 8 

0- 4- 

0- 2- 2 

0-12- 2 

0- 7- 5 

0-18- 1-1/2 

0-12- 1 

£ s d 

£ s d 

Elnathan Judd 

0- 5- 9 

0- 3- 7 

Anna Porter 


2-14- 8 

Timothy Porter 

25- 5- 5 1/2 


to Do 

4- 5- 9 

2-13- 7 

Ebenezer Scott 

0- 5- 9 1/2 

0- 3- 8 

David Warner 

0-15- 8 

0- 9- 7 

Stephen Miles 

1-10-11 1/2 

0-19- 3 

Richard Nichols 

0-18- 1 


Preserved Porter 



Jonathan Baldwin 

5- 1- 

3- 3- 1 

Mr Mark Leavenworth 

1- 3- 2 

0-12- 7 

Ezra Brownson 

1- 0- 8 


John Scovill 

3- 0- 

1-17- 6 

James Reynolds 

7-11- 5 

4-14- 7 

Jabez Bacon 



George Nichols 

3- 7-11 

2- 2- 3 

to Do 

1-10- 5 


Doct Taping 


0-19- 4 

Jonathan Baldwin 


0-18- 9 

John Hopkins 

2-13- 2 


Doct. Joseph Perry 

5- 1- 

3- 3- 1 

The following account or sums are to be paid in full 

To Abraham Truck 0-10- 3 

Johnson Anderson 0- 2- 

Mrs. Tabitha Scovil 2- 3- 

Nathan Selkrag 0- 2- 6 

Commissioners Fees 

Samll Scott 1- 9- 8 

William Adams 1-8-8 

Jos. Hopkins 2- 0- 1 

Waterbury November the 22d A. D 1768 


These may certify to all Persons to Whom it may Concern 
that We. the subscribers who are Creaditors to the Estate of 
Obadiah Scovill Late of Waterbury Decesd sd Estate being 
represented Insolvant Do consent and Mutually agree upon 
Consideration that Messs Andrew Brownson and John Scovill 
Do give up the deed that sd Obadiah Scovill gave sd Brownson 
and Scovill of his part of the house and home Lot that sd Andrew 
Brownson shall have the full and just sum of Nine Pounds 


six pence Lawful! money Paid by the Administrators to the 
Estate of sd Obadiah Scovill Deceasd out of sd Estate When 
Disposed of and collected, then the Remaining part of sd Es- 
tate to be Disposed of as the Law directs, signed by us 
Samuel Scott in Behalf of Solomon Smith of Hartford 
Samuel Scott Stephen Scovill 

David Warner Nathaniel Selkreg 

Ezra Brownson William Adams 

Moses Cook Richard Nickols 

Preserved Porter Timothy Scovill 

Dan Welton Andrew Brownson 

Jonathan Baldwin Epraim Warner 

Timo Porter Junr Ebenezer Brownson 

John Cosset Abraham Truck. 

Thos Welton Junr 

22. Mary" Scovill {John,^ John,^ John}), born 
March 31, 1727, at Waterbury; died there at date 
not found; married Feb. 19, 1745-6, at Waterbury, 
Deacon Andrew Bronson, son of Ebenezer Bronson. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

i. Amasa, born June 8, 1746; died April 1, 1752. 

ii. Esther, born Jan. 27, 1747-8; married Daniel Bronson. 

iii. Amasa, born April 1, 1751; died July 9, 1753. 

iv. Mary, born April 23, 1752; died May 13, 1752. 

V. Thankful, born Aug. 27, 1755. 

vi. Lucy, born June 27, 1760; married Samuel Porter, 

vii. Samuel, born Nov. 1, 1762; married Phoebe Hull, 

viii. Silvia, born Nov. 20, 1764. 

ix. Mary, born ; married Ezekiel Upson. 

X. Andrew, born ; married Sylvia Hickcox. 

23. AsA^ Scovill (John^, John^, John^), born April 
4, 1732, at Waterbury; died July 28, 1818, at Ply- 
mouth, Connecticut; married Dec. 10, 1755, Lois 
Warner, born March 30, 1738, at Waterbury; died 
June 29, 1818, at Plymouth; daughter of Sergt. 
Obadiah and Sarah (Lewis) Warner of Waterbury. 

Asa Scovill's homestead was on the Woodbury 
road, "a mile and a half from the meeting house." 
Which meeting house is not clear. Plymouth is that 








northeastern part of the original Waterbury which 
became Water town, the eastern part of which in 
turn became Plymouth. At what date Asa Scovill 
settled in this part of the town has not been discovered. 
In 1812 he conveyed to his son Selah Scovill of Ply- 
mouth all his property there on condition of the 
support of himself and his wife during their natural life. 
Children born at Waterbury. 

Selah, born June 20, 1757; married Mary Roberts. 
Amasa, born Dec. 22, 1759; married Esther Merrill. 
Selden, born July 10, 1761; married Mehitabel 

60. iv. Sarah, born Nov. 7, 1766; married Thelus Hotch- 


61. V. Daniel, born May 30, 1768; married Melicent 


62. vi. Obadiah, born July 4, 1769; married (1) Melicent 

Nichols; (2) Mrs. Philomela Glazier. 

63. vii. Molly, born Oct. 13, 1776; married Wait Wooster. 
viii. Susannah, born June 3, 1778; died young. 

24. Hannah'' Scovill {John^, John^, John}), born 
Jan. 20, 1734-5, at Waterbury; died there about 
1821, aged 87 years; married Dec. 15, 1751, Jabez 
Tuttle of Waterbury, born June 22, 1732, at Wal- 
lingford (?), Connecticut; died Dec. 1777, at Water- 
bury (?); son of Thomas and Silence (Sperry) Tuttle. 

Jabez Tuttle was a Revolutionary soldier. 

Children born at Waterbury. 

i. Jesse, born Feb. 19, 1752; married Eleanor Warner. 

ii. Hannah, born Jan. 19, 1753; married Benjamin Pritchard. 

iii. Tamar, born June 1, 1757; married Abraham Hickox. 

iv. Sarah, born May 19, 1759; married David Welton. 

V. John, born Nov. 19, 1761; died the same day. 

vi. Ruth, born Jan. 1, 1763; married Reuben Brown, 

vii. John Scovill, born Sept. 20, 1766. 

viii. Obadiah, born April 19, 1769; married Azubah Curtis, 

ix. Stephen, born Sept. 6, 1771. 

X. Mary, born Jan. 26, 1775. 

xi. Anna, born Aug. 4, 1777; married Arad Terrill. 


25. John'' Scovill {John^, John^, John}), born 
Oct. 27, 1738, at Waterbury; died Sept. 15, 1807, 
at Woodbury, Connecticut; married Sept. 14, 1763, 
Ann Barnes, born May 28, 1734, at Waterbury; died 
June 20, 1815, at Woodbury, daughter of Samuel 
and Mary (Johnson) Barnes. 

John Scovill settled at Woodbury at date not 
found. He was in Captain Eldad Lewis's Company 
of Col. Whiting's Regiment from March to December, 
1762, and later a Revolutionary soldier. He and 
his wife were buried at Woodbury and probably were 

i. Truman, born Feb. 24, 1764. 

64. ii. Reuben, born Oct. 2, 1765; married . 

iii. John, born Feb. 17, 1768; died Sept. 5, 1768. 

65. iv. John, born Aug. 12, 1770; married . 

V. Anne, born Dec. 27, 1772. 

66. vi. Joseph, born about 1774; married Caroline Preston, 
vii. Clarissa, born Feb. 24, 1776; married Dec. 15, 1802, 

Hubbard Loomis. 

26. Stephen* Scovill (John^, John^, John}), born 
Aug. 19, 1740, at Waterbury; date and place of death 
not found; married, but no trace of record found. 

He served in Col. Whiting's First Regiment in 
1761 in the French and Indian War. Dec. 31, 1770, 
he deeded his right in the life use of his mother's 
property, and calls her ' ' mother Trowbridge. ' * ( Water- 
bury Deeds, book 14, page 192.) Dec. 27, 1771, being 
then of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess County, N. Y., 
he deeds to George Nichols **my right and interest 
accruing to me by my father, John Scovill; also my 
right to the divided and undivided lands in Water- 
bury." Charlotte Precinct is the present town of 
Washington, Dutchess County, with some adjacent 
territory. A personal search of the Dutchess County 
records showed no trace whatever of Stephen Scovill. 


He was probably unsuccessful and in three years had 
returned to Waterbury. 

"Stephen Scovill of Waterbury confessed judgement in favor 
of William Nichols of Waterbury for the sum of £ 27-7-2; ac- 
knowledged the justness of said debt, declaring that he had no 
estate to satisfy the debt. The said Stephen for the satisfying 
of the said debt and costs is assigned in service to Nichols and to 
his assigns being of the English nation for the space of three 
years from Nov. 11, 1774 until said term be complete." New 
Haven County Court Records. 

Later he was a Revolutionary soldier, but it seems 
impossible to distinguish among the records those 
belonging to this Stephen Scovill from others be- 
longing to men of the same name, of whom there 
were several among the descendants of Arthur (1) 
Scovell. He is probably the Stephen Scovill who 
rode a horse on the expedition to Fairfield, Norwalk, 
and Danbury, 16 July, 1779, in Capt. Clark's Com- 
pany of the 16th Regiment of militia. His family 
received aid in 1778-9 and he is called a married 
soldier in 1780-81. He was living Dec. 8, 1788. 

Only child. 
i. Silva, bapt. 1773 (register of St. John's Church, Waterbury). 

27. Timothy* Scovill (John^, John^, John^), born 
June 27, 1742, at Waterbury; died there June 22, 
1824; married there April 7, 1762, Jemima Porter, 
born about 1745 at Waterbury; died there Aug. 

22, 1812; daughter of Dr. Daniel and Jemima 


Timothy Scovill is said to have been a stone and 
brick mason by trade. He was a private in a com- 
pany of the Tenth Regiment of militia, and was 
drafted April 26, 1777, and ordered to march to New 


Haven by Phineas Porter, captain of the said company, 
but he neglected to march, and was three times sum- 
moned to the County Court at New Haven. He 
appeared not, and was fined £10, to be paid to the 
treasury of the town of Waterbury. It is recorded 
that he returned and served again in the American 


Children born at Waterbury. 













67. i. Timothy, born Nov. 28, 1762; married (1) Antha 
Crane; (2) Mrs. Experience Botsford. 
Noah, born Jan. 27, 1765; married Abigail Gunn. 
Daniel, born Dec. 12, 1766; died April 8, 1767. 
Jemima, born Jan. 3, 1768; died March 31, 1783. 
Hannah, born Dec. 23, 1770; married Obed Gibbs. 
Sylvia, born Aug. 28, 1773; married Isaiah Pritchard. 
Daniel, born Nov. 6, 1775; married Laura Munson. 
David Killum, born Jan. 4, 1780; married Chloe 

28. Annis^ Scovill {John\ John^, John^), born 
May 23, 1744, at Waterbury; died there March 4, 
1804; married there May 25, 1770, Nathaniel Selk- 
rigg, born April 3, 1736, at Middletown, Connecticut; 
died about 1797 at Waterbury; son of William and 
Judith (Wallace) Selkrigg* of Middletown and Water- 

William Selkrigg and probably his son Nathaniel 
were members of the Church of England, probably 
of St. John's parish, Waterbury. 

♦William Selkrigg married Dec. 10. 1733, at Middletown, Judith Wallace, 
and had John, born June 15, 1734, beside above Nathaniel. He was a barber, 
and on Dec. 4, 1735, sold to Samuel Dwight for £16,12s.3d. "one certain 
small house scituate in the Township of Middletown, standing near the ship- 
yard, in the town plott att the southeast Corner of Mr Ebenezer Hubbard's 
homelot on Land belonging to said Dwight, said house being eighteen feet 
in length and twelve feet in width." Middletown Deeds, vol. 7, p. 305. This 
was probably his barber shop, and he seems to have left Middletown at about 
the time of the sale. 


Children born at Waterhury. 

i. Mary, born Jan. 1, 1771; married James Nichols. 

ii. Tryphena, born Aug. 2, 1773; died Oct. 22, 1773. 
iii. Lucene, born Aug. 2, 1773; died Oct. 22, 1773. 
iv. Lucene, born Dec. 5, 1776; married Daniel Welton. 

V. Freelove, born Feb. 20, 1779; unmarried when her mother's 
estate was settled. 

29. Anna^ Scovill {William^, John^, JohnP), born 
March 25, 1731, in Waterhury; died April 17, 1789, 
at Watertown; married Oct. 18, 1752, at Waterhury, 
Eleazer Prindle, horn March 20, 1733, at Waterhury; 
died May 3, 1814, at Oxford, Connecticut; son of 
Jonathan and Rachel (Hickcox) Prindle. 

A tombstone was erected to their memory in Gunn- 
town Cemetery, at that time within the limits of 

Children horn at Waterhury {Westbury Society). 

i. Chauncey, born July 13, 1753; graduated from Yale College 
in 1776; ordained deacon in St. John's Church, Stamford, 
by Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury in June, 1787; advanced to 
the priesthood Feb. 24, 1788, at St. James Church, New 
London. Officiating at Watertown as lay reader, he 
became rector in 1788, giving half his time to St. Peter's 
Church at Plymouth. For many years he was in charge 
of the churches at Oxford and Gunntown. He also 
officiated for a time in Christ Church, Bethany, and had 
charge of Trinity Church at Seymour, from 1815 to 1817. 
During his last years he lived on a farm in Oxford, near 
Southbury, where he died Aug. 25, 1833. He married 
Rosanna, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Castle) Brown, 
born Oct. 28, 1756; died at Waterbury, Oct. 26, 1840. 
They were buried in Gunntown Cemetery where a stone 
was erected to their memory by friends and parishioners. 
Mr. Prindle bought in 1805 the first one horse wagon ever 
owned in Watertown. 
ii. Sarah, born Dec. 8, 1763; married Levi Bronson. 

30. James* Scovil {William^, John^, John}), horn 
Jan. 27, 1732-3, at Waterhury; died Dec. 19, 1808, 
at Kingston, New Brunswick; married Nov. 7, 1762, 


at Waterbury, Amy Nichols, born Aug. 9, 1742, at 
Waterbury; died June 25, 1832 (or Aug. 7, 1834), at 
Kingston, N. B., daughter of Capt. George and Su- 
sannah (Hickox) Nichols of Waterbury. 

James Scovil's boyhood was spent on a farm. He 
varied his outdoor occupations by plying the weaver's 
shuttle at the old-fashioned loom where the family 
homespun was made. An accident at about the time 
of his seventeenth year changed the whole tenor of his 
life. This accident rendered him lame for a time and 
placed him under the care of Dr. Porter in Waterbury 
and the leisure he then had turned his attention to 
study. He lived during this time with the Rev. 
Mr. Southmayd, who found him so apt a scholar that 
he urged his parents to give him a college education. 
This being approved by them, he at once began his 
classical studies. He remained with Mr. Southmayd 
until cured of his lameness, and completed his prep- 
aration for college at home, probably under the 
care of the Rev. Mr. Trumbull. His father having 
left him £200 to complete his education, he graduated 
from Yale College in 1757. His own mother had 
died when he was about nine years of age, and the 
second Mrs. Scovil, who was an Episcopalian, appears 
to have had great religious influence over her husband 
and his children, all of whom became Episcopalians. 
What influenced James Scovil to take orders is not 
clearly stated, but it may be surmised. In 1758 the 
vestries of St. John's Church, Waterbury, and of 
St. Peter's Church, Northbury, now Plymouth, con- 
tributed to the expense of his journey to England 
for ordination, and evidently had already chosen him 
to be their minister, voting to give him £20 sterling 
a year, provided he got "nothing at hum, and half 
of whatever he might get at hum, and the use of 
the glebe." "Hum" then meant England, although 


few of those vestrymen, perhaps none, had ever 
seen it. 

He was ordained in Westminster Abbey by the 
Bishop of Rochester and returned as a recognized 
missionary under the auspices of the Venerable Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel. 

Copy of the Letters of Orders of James Scovil. 

By the tenor of these presents, We, Zachary, by divine 
permission, Bishop of Rochester, do make known unto all men, 
that on Sunday the first day of April in the year of our Lord, 
one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine. We, the Bishop 
before mentioned, solemnly administering holy orders, under 
the protection of the Almighty, in the Collegiate Church of St. 
Peter in Wesminster did, at the request of our Reverend Brother 
Thomas, Lord Bishop of London, admit Our Beloved in Christ, 
James Scovil, B. A. of Yale College in Connecticut, concerning 
whose morals. Learning, Age and Title the said Lord Bishop 
was well satisfied, into the holy Order of Priests, according to 
the manner and form prescribed and used by the Church of 
England, and him, the said James Scovil, did then and there, 
rightly and canonically ordain Priest, he having first in our 
presence freely and voluntarily subscribed to the thirty nine 
articles of Religion and to the three articles contained in the 
thirty sixth canon, and he likewise having taken the oaths 
appointed by law to be taken for and instead of the oath of 

In Witness Whereof, we have caused our Episcopal Seal to 
be hereunto affixed the day and year above written and in the 
third year of our translation. 

Zachary Rochester. 

He was presented by the Society at his ordina- 
tion with a folio Bible and prayer book, bound in one 
volume, for use in the church. After doing duty 
in Waterbury for many years this book, presented 
by vote to an Episcopal church in Ohio, and no longer 
used by that church, was brought back to St. John's 
Church in Waterbury where it is suitably preserved. 
Mr. Scovil continued in his mission, ministering with 
success to his several charges, until the disturbances 


of the Revolution, which not only cut off the assistance 
from the Society in England, but greatly reduced or 
destroyed the estates of his parishioners, and since 
in general they remained loyal to the king, rendered 
them liable to insult and persecution. For twenty- 
seven years Mr. Scovil ministered to the members 
of the Church of England in the present towns of 
Waterbury, Watertown, Plymouth, and New Cam- 
bridge, now Bristol. Buildings for worship were 
provided in each of these places, and he ministered 
at each in turn, but resided at Waterbury, in the house 
already referred to, built by his grandfather and 
occupied also by his father, Lieut. William Scovil, 
until his removal to Nova Scotia Hill. In this house 
James himself was born. The period of the Revolu- 
tion was one of great hardship for the Episcopal 
congregations. They naturally sympathized with the 
mother country and thus drew upon themselves, and 
especially on the clergy, much suspicion and fre- 
quently open hostility. Mr. Scovil, though much 
respected by his neighbors, did not escape his share. 
At one time he came very near to being shot by a 
party of "patriots" and a little later left his own 
house and went into hiding for a considerable period, 
being supplied with food by the members of his 
family. When the war was over and peace and in- 
dependence were secure, the Waterbury parish met 
their misfortunes with great courage and voted that 
if Mr. Scovil would remain with them they would 
pay him £45 a year for half his time, leaving him to 
get what he could for the other half from the ad- 
joining parishes which he supplied, and this apparently 
not having proved acceptable, they voted Nov. 8, 
1784, to give Rev. Mr. Scovil £55 salary for the en- 
suing year, including Westbury for a portion accord- 
ing to the original agreement, the above salary to 


be paid by the first of March ensuing. Votes of Sept. 
1 and Dec. 7, 1785, show that the church was obliged 
to reduce the salary to £45 for half the time. The 
currency was much depreciated and the sum of £45 
lawful money probably represented but a small frac- 
tion of the value of that sum in gold. Beside the 
inability of his people to give him adequate support 
there was the resentment felt by one at least of his 
sons for the unjust treatment he had received during 
the Revolution. Mr. Scovil himself, although his 
sympathies were on the British side, had behaved 
with such prudence and moderation that l.e escaped 
anything like personal indignity. All the loyalists 
showed a strong desire to live under the Ei'itish con- 
stitution, which appeared to them a more just and 
stable government than any then existing or likely 
to exist under the Republic. Could they have fore- 
seen the events of the ten 3^ears following 1783 and 
the election of Washington, a churchman, to the 
presidency, they might have chosen to remain citizens 
of the new nation. Mr. Scovil now took counsel 
with his friend and neighbor clergyman, the Rev. 
Samuel Andrews, Yale College 1759, minister of the 
Episcopal congregation at Wallingford. Both agreed 
that separation from their people was unavoidable 
unless they too should abandon their homes and 
remove to Nova Scotia. This they seemed not un- 
willing to do. Mr. Scovil and Mr. Andrews there- 
fore formed a committee of leading parishioners under 
whose direction upwards of one hundred families, 
chiefly of their own parishes, formed an association 
to settle in Nova Scotia if they should receive due 
encouragement. A memorial was sent to Governor 
Parr at Halifax explaining the design and asking that 
lands should be reserved and rations furnished the 
settlers. The governor being in doubt as to his 


powers in the matter, sent the memorial to England. 
This caused delay and Mr. Scovil and Mr. Andrews, 
being anxious lest their plan should fall through, 
went to Halifax and personally waited on the gov- 
ernor. They obtained his warrant for the survey 
of their lands on Chedabucto Bay near Guysboro, 
but as the governor had not yet heard that their 
memorial had succeeded with the British Govern- 
ment, he could hold out no encouragement as to 
their being provided with the necessary rations. On 
their return the company were greatly disappointed. 
The majority were so greatly impoverished by the 
war as not to be able to proceed without the aid of 
the government. This trip to Halifax was made by 
Messrs. Andrews and Scovil in the spring of 1784. Mr. 
Scovil took with him one of his sons, who was in ill 
health, hoping that the sea voyage might prove bene- 
ficial. Excepting for this absence of three or four 
months he labored diligently in his Waterbury and 
Westbury parishes, preaching twice every Sunday 
and giving frequent lectures on week days. "Since 
Lady day (March 25th) I have," he wrote, "baptized 
103 infants." 

The following spring found him still undecided 
whether to remain in his parish or to remove to the 
king's dominions. He was anxious to live under 
the British constitution, yet at the same time most 
unwilling to leave his old parishioners as sheep hav- 
ing no shepherd. He wrote to the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in May, 1785, that he 
had about 130 families in his two parishes of Water- 
bury and Westbury, who were reduced in circumstances 
by the war and unable to give him much support, but 
that he would leave them with the greatest reluctance. 
Towards the end of the summer he writes again (Aug. 
20, 1785) to say that he has received the Society's 


announcement that they cannot continue their grants 
to the clergy who remain under an alien flag. He says 
that though this resolve gives him pain, he feels that it 
is the only thing the Society could do, yet he cannot 
entertain the thought of parting with his people, whom 
he had served almost twenty-seven years, without 
concern, lest for want of a guide they should fall an 
easy prey to error and vice. By their sufferings on 
account of their loyalty to the king they were reduced 
to such an indigent state as to be unable to support 
him. It has always been his wish to be in the Society's 
service and to live under the British Government. 
He had therefore now decided to remove to the Prov- 
ince of New Brunswick, in company with his old 
neighbors, the Rev. Mr. Andrews and the Rev. Mr. 
Clarke. But the season was too far advanced to go 
before the ensuing spring, and as his family con- 
sisted of a wife and nine children he would need a 
gratuity to enable him to remove. The Society 
assured him that he would receive an appointment 
as one of their missionaries in New Brunswick and 
that he would receive a stipend of £50 sterling per 
annum, to begin with Michaelmas, 1785, also that 
he should have a gratuity of £50 to defray the cost 
of removing with his family to his new field of labor. 

The manuscript journals of the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in London give quite fully 
the details of the coming of Mr. Scovil and his two 
friends, Andrews and Clarke, to the province. On 
March 6, 1786, the three missionaries notify the 
Society that they were preparing to set out as soon 
as possible. On April 20th they inform the Society 
that they have agreed for a passage in a vessel that 
was to sail from New Haven for St. John on the first 
of May, Mr. Scovil taking one son of an age for busi- 
ness along with him, but leaving his wife and family 


behind until he should be able to provide a home for 
them. On the 18th of July Rev. Dr. Cooke (then 
missionary at St. John, but about to remove to Freder- 
icton) wrote to inform the Society of the arrival of 
Messrs. Scovil, Andrews, and Clarke, who had all 
officiated in their turn in his church. Dr. Cooke 
says that on his removal to Fredericton he left Mr. 
Scovil in possession of a decent and well finished 
church, and a very respectable and well behaved 
congregation. Mr. Scovil says that in the space of 
a fortnight he baptized 57 persons, 5 of them adults. 
He was not destined to remain long in St. John, for 
on the 23d of July the Rev. George Bisset arrived, 
having been appointed by the Society to succeed the 
Rev. Dr. Cooke. The situation might easily have 
proved an awkward one. However at St. John an 
eminently Christian spirit was manifested by the 
missionaries. Mr. Clarke expressed his willingness 
to go to Gagetown, leaving Kingston to Mr. Scovil, 
which the latter accepted. Probably the change 
was in Mr. Scovil's interest in view of his large family, 
for Mr. Bisset a little latter wrote: "The mission 
of St. John is in point of private interest by far the 
worst in the province. The emoluments bear no 
proportion to the cost of living. There is no parsonage 
and garden, and the people, having contracted a 
large debt for repairing the church, will not have it 
in their power for some time to afford a single shilling 
towards their clergyman's support." 

Kingston is described as a very extensive mission, 
the people in general poor and unable to build either 
church or parsonage without assistance, though very 
anxious to have a resident clergyman. A word about 
the origin of the settlement at Kingston may be of 
interest. During the Revolution the Connecticut 
towns of Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Stratford, 


and Milford were considered by the Whigs as "Tory" 
towns, and so numerous were the persecutions and 
confiscations of property suffered by the Loyalists 
that a very large number were forced to leave their 
homes and cross to Long Island which was held by 
the king's troops throughout the war. These ref- 
ugees found loyal communities along the north shore 
of Long Island at Eaton's Neck, Lloyd's Neck, Oyster 
Bay, and Huntington. They were occasionally visited 
by one or another of the Loyalist clergy within the 
British lines. At length in April, 1783, the Rev. 
John Sayre informed them in the king's name that 
those who preferred to remain under British govern- 
ment would be given lands on the River St. John in 
Nova Scotia; ships would be provided to carry them 
thither and provisions furnished them until they had 
established themselves in the country. They were 
also promised grants of land for the support of the 
church. These people unanimously agreed to remove 
to the wilderness of Nova Scotia rather than return 
to their former places of abode. They decided to 
settle together and form a united community in order 
to have the ministrations of religion and the advantage 
of a school for their children. From Eaton's Neck 
they sailed to New York and from there to the Bay 
of Fundy in the spring of 1783. They spoke of them- 
selves as "Emigrants who from attachment to their 
king and the British Government became voluntary 
exiles, preferring even a wilderness to all the comforts 
of being in the land of their nativity under the power 
of a tyrannical republic." 

The names of the men who removed from Con- 
necticut in the spring of 1783 to found a settlement 
at Kingston have been preserved, and since the list 
has historical and genealogical interest, it is here 
reproduced entire. 


Return of the Families, etc., embarked on board the Union 
Transport, Consett Wilson, Master, began Huntington Bay, April 
11th, and completed April 16th, 1783. 



Signers' Names 




•o Si 


Former Place of 






Fyler Dibblee, 





Stamford, Conn., Attorney-at-Law 

Walter Dibblee, 





Stamford, Connecticut, 


William Dibblee, 





Stamford, Connecticut, 


■fohn Lyon, 





Reading, Connecticut, 


.[ohn Lyon, Junr., 





Reading, Connecticut, 


leuben Lyon, 





Reading, Connecticut, 


David Pickett, 





Stamford, Connecticut, 


Joseph Caswell, 







Ephraim Deforest, 





Reading, Connecticut, 


Ebenezer Slokum, 





Rhode Island, 


William Boon, 





Rhode Island, 


Seth Squiers, 





Stratford, Connecticut, 


Seth Squiers, Junr., 





Stratford, Connecticut, 


John Baker, 







Abra'm Carrington, 





Milford, Connecticut, 


William Straight, 





Killingworth, Conn., Refiner of Iron 

Seth Seely, 





Stamford, Connecticut, 


Seth Seely, Junr., 





Stamford, Connecticut, 


, fohn Hendrickson, 





Duchess County, 


srael Halt, 





Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Widow Mary Raymond, 




Norwalk, Connecticut. 

Nathan Shippy, 





Duchess County, 


Martin Treecartin, 





Duchess County, 


Silas Raymond, 




Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Jeremiah Holcomb, 




Hackensack, Jersey, 


George Happie, 




Duchess County, 


Joseph Rothburn, 




Rhode Island, 


.fames Pickett, 




Norwalk, Connecticut, 


^ewis Pickett, 




Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Widow Ruth Nichols, 



Newport, Rhode Island 


John Underwood, 
Johannes Chick, 




Newport, Rhode Island . 

[, Farmer 




Eaton's Neck, Long Island, Farmer 

John Chick, 




Eaton's Neck, Long Island, Farmer 

Walter Bates, 




Stamford, Connecticut, 


.fohn Gorden, 




Danbury, Connecticut, 


Joseph Lyon, 




Reading, Connecticut, 


simon Losee, 




Long Island, 


Thomas Carle, 




Duchess County, 


Jacob Maybee, 




Duchess County, 


Will'm Maybee, 




Duchess County, 


Widow Hester Burlock, 



Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Stephen Fountain, 




Stamford, Conn., 


Thomas Burdin, 






George Sweet, 




Rhode Island, Wheelwright 

Thomas Wade, 





Rhode Island, 


Abra'm Dickerman, 





New Haven, Conn., 


Ebenezer Slokum, 







Samuel Boon, 





Rhode Island, 


Massy Harris, 




Rhode Island. 

George Lumsden, 





New Haven, Conn., 



Robert Comely, 




- Pennsylvania, 


, ohn Fowler, 




- Massachusetts, 


, ohn Hand, 

L 1 



- East New Jersey, 


Llias Scribner, 

I 1 



- Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Hezekiah Scribner, 


- Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Thaddeus Scribner, 



- Norwalk, Connecticut, 


Joseph Ferris, 




- Newtown, Connecticut 


Gideon Coree, 




- Rhode Island, 


Solomon Tucker, 




- Stamford, Connecticut, 


Daniel Smith, 

- New Milford, Connecticut, Farmer 

Andrew Jostlin, 




- Rhode Island, 


Abel Beardsley, 




- Fairfield, Connecticut, 


Ephraim Lane, 




- Fairfield, Connecticut, 


John Marvin, 




- Norwalk, Connecticut, 


John Seaman, ] 

L - 



- Duchess County, 


65 Signers; 35 Women; 59 Children over 10 years old; 48 Children under 
10 years old; 2 Servants. Total 209. A true Return, [Test.] Fyler Dibblee, 
D. Agent. 

In a little pamphlet entitled, "Kingston and the 
Loyalists of the 'Spring Fleet' of 1783," written by 
the late Walter Bates, High Sheriff of Kings County, 
himself a Loyalist, he says: — 

" It seemed that God's blessing attended us, selected 
the best ship in the fleet for our comfort and by far the 
best captain. 

"With warm loyal hearts we all embarked with one 
mind, on board the good ship Union, Captain Wilson, 
who received us as father of a family. Nothing was 
wanting to make us comfortable on board ship, which 
blessing seemed providentially to attend us throughout. 

"From Eaton's Neck the ship sailed to New York. 
Having a couple on board wishing to be married, we 
called upon the Rev. Mr. Leaming, who received us 
with much kindness and affection, most of us having 
been formerly of his congregation, who after the 
marriage reverently admonished us with his blessing 
that we pay in our new home due regard to church and 
schools as means to obtain the blessing of God upon 
our families and our industry. 

"We embarked. Next day the ship joined the 
fleet, and on the 26th day of April, 1783, upwards of 


twenty sail of ships under convoy left Sandy Hook 
for Nova Scotia, from whence, after the pleasure of 
leading the whole fleet fourteen days, our good ship 
Union arrived at Partridge Island before the fleet was 
come within sight. Next day our ship was safely 
moored by Capt. Daniel Leavit, the pilot, in the most 
convenient situation for landing in the harbour of 
St. John, all in good health. 

"We remained comfortably on board ship (while 
others were sickly and precipitated on shore from 
other ships) until we could explore for a place in the 
wilderness suitable for our purpose of settlement. 
A boat was procured for the purpose. David Pickett, 
Israel Hait, Silas Raymond, and others, proceeded 
sixty miles up the River St. John. They reported 
that the inhabitants were settled on intervale land by 
the river, that the highlands had generally been burned 
by the Indians, and that there was no church or church 
minister in the country. 

"They were informed of a tract of timber that had 
not been burned on Belleisle Bay, about thirty miles 
from the harbour of St. John, which they had visited 
and viewed the situation favourable for our purpose 
of settlement. Whereupon we all agreed to proceed 
thither and disembarked from on board the good ship 
Union, and with Capt. Wilson's blessing embarked on 
board a small sloop all our baggage. The next morning 
with all our effects, women and children, set sail above 
the falls and arrived at Belleisle Bay before sunset — 
nothing but wilderness before our eyes, the women 
and children did not refrain from tears. John Marvin, 
John Lyon and myself went on shore and pitched a 
tent in the bushes, where we slept all night. Next 
morning every man came on shore, cleared away the 
scrub and landed all our baggage, women and the 
children, and the sloop left us in the wilderness. 


"We had been informed the Indians were uneasy 
at our coming and that a considerable body had 
collected up the Belleisle, yet our hope and trust 
remained firm that God would not forsake us and 
before night we had as many tents set as made the 
women and children comfortable. 

"Next morning we discovered a fleet of ten Indian 
canoes slowly moving towards us, which caused con- 
siderable alarm with the women. Before they came 
within gunshot, one who could speak English came to 
say, * We all one brother.' They became quite friendly 
and furnished us plentifully with moose meat. We 
soon discovered a situation at the head of Kingston 
Creek for our purpose of settlement with church and 
school. No surveyor was appointed until July, when 
Frederick Hauser was furnished with directions to 
survey and allot our lands according to our wishes. 
He commenced where we had designed to place our 
church and schoolhouse, with a road six rods wide, 
and surveyed twenty-two lots numbering on each 
side, and before the lots were drawn, it was agreed 
that one acre off each of the adjoining corners of the 
first four numbers should be allotted as the place for 
the church and schoolhouse, and that lot number one, 
on the west side should be reserved for the parsonage 
and the water privilege reserved for those who would 
engage to build a grist mill and saw boards enough for 
the church and schoolhouse. Accordingly a draft was 
made of the lots and the numbers fell to the persons 
named in the grant. Whereupon every man was 
jointly engaged in clearing places for building, cutting 
logs, carrying them together by strength of hands and 
laying up log houses, by which means, seventeen log 
houses were laid up and covered with bark, so that by 
the month of November every man in the district 
found himself and family covered under his own roof. 


Here, with the protection of a kind providence, we 
were perfectly happy, contented and comfortable in 
our dwellings through the winter." 

They held their first parish meeting May 10, 
1784, when the records of Trinity Church begin. 
They held church services at first in houses with the 
aid of such clergymen as they could obtain. The 
present church was not built until 1789. On the 
twentieth of March, 1786, the Kingston people, hav- 
ing learned that four missionaries of the Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel were to be settled in 
New Brunswick, petitioned the governor that one of 
the four might be placed at Kingston. 

Although Mr. Scovil's appointment to Kingston 
was agreed upon in 1786, he did not immediately 
sever all connection with his old parish, and spent 
the following winter at Waterbury with his family. 
He arrived in Kingston again in May, 1787, and was 
affectionately welcomed by the parishioners. 

Walter Bates further says, "Public worship was 
thus attended regularly on Sundays until July, 1787, 
when the Rev. James Scovil came from Connecticut 
with the view of removing to this province as a mis- 
sionary. As an encouragement we voted him the 
lot reserved for the parsonage and on the following 
summer he removed with his family into Kingston, 
and attended public worship on Sunday in the house 
of Elias Scribner, when he found, much to his 
comfort, a full congregation of church people in the 
wilderness ready to do everything in God's name 
which the exigencies of the church required. 

"With the coming of the Rev. James Scovil and 
the establishment of all the ordinances of religion, 
our little community was well content." 

Mr. Scovil returned again to Waterbury for the 
winter. From there he applied to the governor of 


New Brunswick for a lot of land to build upon and 
having attained it immediately set laborers to work 
to clear the ground, expecting to have his house ready 
to receive his family in the spring of 1788. He ar- 
rived in June of that year, his house being so far 
finished as to make them "in a measure comfortable." 
It was built entirely at his own cost, his parishioners 
being unable to afford him any considerable aid. 

The next step taken by the people of Kingston 
will ever redound to their honor. Although they 
learned that the Government intended to make a grant 
tow^ards the building of churches for the Loyalists, 
Mr. Scovil and his parishioners did not wait for this. 
"We decided," says Walter Bates, "to proceed on our 
own means." The task was a serious one and the 
people set about it in a devout and serious manner, 
their subscription list having the following preamble : — 

Kingston, December 5th, 1788. 

"We, the subscribers, impressed with a full and vigorous 
sense of the great importance of religion, and the strong obliga- 
tion we, as Christians, are under to pay all due Homage, Adora- 
tion and Obedience to Almighty God the common Father and 
benevolent Governor of the Universe in whom we live and move 
and have our being, and upon whom all our hopes depend both 
for time and eternity, and being firmly persuaded that a due 
performance of the duties of religion in His House of Prayer 
are the most likely and effectual methods of cultivating and 
keeping alive a proper sense of religion, do, for the best good 
of ourselves and our children forever, covenant and agree to pay 
to the church wardens and vestry of the Parish of Kingston, in 
Kings County, such sum or sums as shall be by us afBxed to our 
names, in labor, money or other articles, according as we shall 
sign, which sum or sums signed by us, shall by the said church 
wardens and vestry be applied in the most prudent and effectual 
manner for the erecting a House to the honour and for the 
publick worship of Almighty God, according to the canons and 
liturgy of the Church of England, in the Parish of Kingston 
aforesaid, upon the square or plot of ground near the house of 
the Rev. James Scovil, where it was agreed to build a church 


at the meeting of the vestry of seiid parish holden at the house 
of Mr. Elias Scribner on the 5th day of July in the year of our 
Lord, 1787." 

A sum equivalent to $539.00 was subscribed by 
seventy-four heads of families, and it was agreed to 
build a church fifty feet in length by thirty-eight in 
breadth. During the winter the needed lumber was 
got out, and after planting and seedtime were over in 
the spring of 1789, the church was framed and raised. 
The minutes of the vestry tell us that on June 27th, 
1789, "Through the spirited and unwearied exertion 
of the people of the Parish of Kingston, the framing of 
the said house was compleated and on this day erected, 
a very good frame in due order, without any misfortune 
happening, to the encouragement and satisfaction of 
all present." By the 5th of November the building, 
sufficiently advanced to be used for divine service, 
was dedicated by the Rev. James Scovil. In after 
years Walter Bates recalled the discourse delivered by 
Mr. Scovil, and wrote it in his narrative as follows: — 

"My Christian Brethren: We have now witnessed a 
ceremony which in all probability we as a parish shall never 
witness again. This is but one of the solemn considerations 
which is brought into view by an event like this. 

"We have now begun a temple dedicated for the worship 
of God, in which temple by God's grace our children and their 
posterity are made partakers of a rich inheritance. Wherein 
the precious tidings of Christ and His cross shall ever find 
sanctuary. Where we trust the Divine presence shall abide 
after we are gathered unto our fathers. 

"But why need there be any religious ceremony on this 
enterprise of our building? Because, 'except the Lord build 
the house their labor is but lost that build it.' We therefore 
now as it were in a mystical sense baptize our church in its 
infancy by the name of Trinity Church, and with the sign of the 
Cross in token hereafter it shall be a monument and a witness 
of the faith of Christ crucified. 

"In the name of God we have erected it and we to-day offer 
this token of our devotion to Him who is the way, the truth, 



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and the life. Here we may believe that God's promises will be 
fulfilled and blessings will be abundantly bestowed. May the 
permanent blessing of Heaven rest upon the solemn transactions 
of this day, and may this Parish of Kingston ever be the means 
of extending pure and undefiled religion. In this and all our 
undertakings may the Lord bless us and keep us, the Lord make 
His face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us, the Lord lift 
up the light of His countenance upon us, and give us peace both 
now and ever. Amen." 

The church edifice, thus begun and dedicated in 
1789, and much enlarged and improved from time to 
time, stands to this day, a witness of the faith and 
devotion of those first to come to that wilderness. 
The Parish of Kingston is now strong and flourishing. 
In 1889 the one hundredth anniversary, and again 
in 1914 the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary 
of the erection of the church were duly celebrated by 
services and a historical address. On the latter 
occasion, June 25, 1914, the anniversary sermon was 
delivered by the Rev. G. F. Scovil of St. John, West, 
and the Rev. C. B. Scovil of Morristown, New Jersey, 
was the Celebrant at Holy Communion. Both these 
clergymen are lineal descendants of the Rev. James 
Scovil, the first rector of Kingston. For ninety years 
three rectors named Scovil, — father, son, and grand- 
son — ofhciated at the altar of this church and after 
the passing of another generation two more of the 
name, worthy representatives thereof, again appear 
in her sanctuary. The state of the church at Kingston 
has always been a source of satisfaction to the bishop 
of the diocese, and Trinity Church has been "the root 
from which all other churches in the county have 
sprung," and has been fitly called "the keystone of the 
Church in New Brunswick." 

In August, 1792, the Bishop of Nova Scotia paid 
a visit to Kingston and remarked in his report to the 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel that "Mr. 


Scovil's mission is large enough for three clergymen." 
In 1793 Mr. Scovil writes to the Society that he 
"continues to feel the embarrassment of planting 
down in the wilderness with a large family where 
the poverty of the people prevented their giving 
aid." In 1800 the report of the Society says, "An 
ample testimony of his (Mr. Scovil's) diligent and 
faithful conduct has been added by the Bishop 
of Nova Scotia and the neighboring clergy of New 

In March, 1801, he began to feel the infirmities 
of advancing age. He wrote to the Society that 
he had been in an ill state of health and 
troubled with a numbness in his feet and legs 
but it had not yet obstructed him in his duty 
every Sunday. 

His stipend was £50 a year; he received nothing 
from the parish except an occasional marriage fee. 
"Articles of family consumption," he writes, "are 
now double what they were before the war. Living 
on the great winter road between St. John and Freder- 
icton necessarily occasions some expense unless I 
would shut my doors against hospitality. The par- 
ish continues in a quiet state, very little troubled 
by sectaries." 

In speaking of Rev. James Scovil's character, 
Walter Bates says: — 

"He was cheerful in common conversation, and 
instructive in the strength of his reasoning. As a 
minister he was an ornament to his profession — a 
worthy example for his congregation. The duties of 
religion he inculcated by example as well as precept. 
The life he recommended to his congregation he lived 
before them. His friendly intercourse with his people 
continued to the last unquenched by sickness, pain 
and old age. He was gentle without weakness, digni- 


fied without pride, strict without severity. Good 
cause have his children to remember the kind counsel 
and pleasant companionship of such a father. Happy, 
too, are we that his successor in the church is of the 
same family." 

"Mr. Scovil was known for punctuality and faith- 
fulness in the discharge of his duties. He taught 
his people from house to house, comforted the aged, 
instructed the young, and made himself agreeable to 
children. He had a grave and becoming deportment 
and was sound in doctrine." There is a sermon of 
his extant, bearing a record of the places where it 
was preached. It is very much like other sermons 
of this period. 

A sermon preached in his memory at Kingston 
in July, 1809, by his intimate friend, the Reverend 
Samuel Andrews (Yale College 1759), was published. 

This sermon is here given in part: — 

"From a long and very intimate acquaintance, I 
am able to say that no clergyman, within the circle of 
my observation, has been more laborious, more constant 
and unwearied, more zealous and engaged, for the 
long period of fifty years than he has been. 

"He was early initiated into Christ's family by 
baptism, and had a pious education, and from a child 
was conversant with the Holy Scripture. His Maker 
had been liberal in the endowment of his mind, he was 
of quick understanding and had a strong native genius. 

"In his private character he was an affectionate 
husband, a tender and pious parent, and a rational, 
compassionate master. In common conversation he 
was a pleasing companion, and his discourse, though 
cheerful, savory and instructive. The clearness of his 
ideas and the strength of his reasoning were remarkable. 

"In his public capacity he was an ornament to his 
profession and a worthy example to his flock. Few 


had a more happy talent in composition and none a 
better judgment in choosing subjects adapted to the 
wants and calculated to the spiritual improvement 
of his hearers. After he had served God and his 
generation with unremitted exertion, he was in a good 
old age visited with a long and painful disease, which 
preyed upon his constitution from day to day and from 
year to year till it has brought him to that blessed 
country where the weary are at rest." 

Addressing the family, people, and clergy present, 
Mr. Andrews continues : — 

"You have been a large and flourishing family. 
God has blessed you with health and prosperity. The 
arrow which flieth by day, nor the pestilence that 
walketh in darkness, or the destruction which waste th 
on every side hath not reached you till now. Through 
the distinguished goodness of God this is the first breach 
in your family for nearly fifty years. May his worthy 
successor transcribe the virtues of his predecessor and 
the son equal, nay, if possible, exceed the father. 

" But I cannot close this discourse without observing 
to his brethren in the sacred ministry, who are present, 
that, as you see, our fraternity is decreasing. God 
has taken a principal one from the midst of us, and 
I feel weak this day through the loss of his counsel 
and advice. O, my brother James, how pleasant, how 
very pleasant hast thou been to me ! 

"But why should we complain at our loss when we 
have so good reason to believe it has terminated in his 
gain? He has served his God, his church, his family 
and his generation with ability, zeal and care. Let us 
then, my Reverend Brethren, animated by his example, 
double our diligence in the service of our Divine Master. 
The harvest truly is plenteous but the labourers are 
few; let us not only pray the Lord of the harvest to 
send forth labourers into His harvest, but after the 


example of our departed brother exert ourselves with 
diligence and patience, with zeal and perseverance. 
The time is short; the conflict will soon be over; the 
reward is near at hand." 

An extract from one of his letters to the Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel in 1767 was printed 
in Hawkins' Missions of the Church of England, pages 
398-99. He was buried beneath the chancel of 
Trinity Church, Kingston. A window near by bears 
the following inscription: — 

"The Rev. James Scovil, the first Rector, took charge 
of this Mission in 1788 and lived to 19th December, 1808, the 
76th year of his age, and the 50th of his ministry." 

"His son, the Rev. Elias Scovil, succeeded him as Rector, 
and lived to 10th of February, 1841, the 70th year of his life, 
and the 40th of his ministry." 

"Each, after he had served his own generation, by the 
will of God fell on sleep and rests here beneath the 

In the vestry room of the same church may be 
seen a tablet with the following inscription: — 

In memory of 


Born 9th Feb'y, 1733 in Watertown, 

State of Con., ordained Presbyter 

By the Bishop of Rochester, 

8th April, 1759, employed as a 

Missionary by the Venerable 

Society at Waterbury until 

the year 1788, when he was 

removed by the said Society 

to Kingston, Province of New 

Brunswick, and constituted the 

first Rector of Trinity Church, 

over which he presided until 

the 19th Dec, 1808, when he 

departed this life 

in the 76th 

of his age, and in the 

50th of his ministry. 


Under the north gallery of St. John's Church, 
Waterbury, is a black marble tablet with this in- 
scription in gilt letters: — 

"In memory of the Rev. James Scovil, born in Waterbury, 
Jan. 27, 1732, graduated at Yale College, 1757. Ordained 
by Zachary Pearce, Lord Bishop of Rochester, at St. Peter's 
(Westminster Abbey), England, April 1, 1759. Missionary 
of the Ven. S. P. G. to this parish (then St. James), and its 
first resident rector, 1759-1788. Died at Kingston, N. B., 
Dec. 19, 1808. 

"Also of James Scovill, Esquire, his son. For many years 
an officer of this parish. Born March 19, 1764, Died November 
26, 1825. 

"This tablet is placed here by their grandchildren and 
great-grandchildren, 1885." 

It will be noticed that the Kingston tablet differs 
from the Waterbury tablet in the date given for the 
birth of Rev. James Scovil. The Waterbury tablet 
agrees in this respect with the date of his birth on the 
town records in Waterbury, and is in the Old Style. 
The Kingston date is an attempt, incorrect as it seems, 
to express the date in New Style. The latter should 
have been eleven days later than the former. 

In preparing this sketch use has been made of: History 
of St. John's Church, Waterbury, by Frederick John Kingsbury; 
History of Waterbury, by Dr. H. Bronson; articles by Rev. 
Archdeacon Raymond, LL.D., on the Pioneer Missionaries 
of the Church in New Brunswick, published in Church Work, 
Halifax, N. S., in 1911; unpublished MS. by Miss Elizabeth 
R. Scovil of Gagetown, N. B.; 125th Anniversary, Trinity Church, 
Kingston, St. John, N. B., 1914, containing Historical Address 
by Archdeacon Raymond. 

Children born at Waterbury. 

73. i. James, born March 19, 1764; married Alathea 


74. ii. William, born May 20, 1766; married (1) Elizabeth 

Byles; (2) Ann Davis. 

75. iii. Hannah, born about 1769; married Daniel Micheau. 

76. iv. Elias, born March 2, 1771; married Eliza Scovill. 


O v^,!c 

3Rct)ercnii STames ^tobiVi Manuitript 

77. V. Samuel, born about 1773; married (1) Deborah 

Gilbert; (2) Mary Smith. 

78. vi. Daniel, born about 1776; married (1) Amelia Bran- 

nah ; (2) Hannah Wiggins. 

79. vii. Sarah, born about 1779; married Dr. Cushai Hatha- 


80. viii. Edward George Nichols, born Dec. 2, 1781; married 

Mary Lucretia Bates. 

81. ix. Henry Augustus, born Nov. 30, 1783; married 

Mary Cunningham. 
X. Mary, born March 25, 1787; died April 11, 1864, 

31. Samuel^ Scovill (William^, John^, John}), born 
Nov. 4, 1735, at Waterbury, Connnecticut ; died Sept. 
30, 1839, in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; married 
first Dec. 19, 1756, at Waterbury, Ruth Bronson, born 
Sept. 30, 1739, at Waterbury; died there Aug. 18, 
1761; daughter of Benjamin and Lois (Richards) 
Bronson of Waterbury; married second May 3, 1764, 
Voadice Hartshorn, born May 13, 1743, at Norwich, 
Connecticut; died Feb. 16, 1790, at Plymouth, Con- 
necticut; daughter of Eliphalet and Lois (Thorpe) 
Hartshorn of Norwich and Northbury-Plymouth. 

He lived in the northern part of Waterbury, later 
called the Northbury parish of Watertown, now the 
town of Plymouth, although a portion of the parish, 
probably including his farm, was later annexed to 
Litchfield. He was a farmer and on July 28, 1786, 
conveyed to his son Uri Scovill a part of "my farm 
in Northbury parish." Samuel Scovill was reckoned 
an Episcopalian as early as the period 1749-58. In 
1793 he removed to Canada, locating at Bastard, 
Leeds County, Ontario. He joined the United Em- 
pire League and applied for a grant of land, which 
was held in suspense for the decision of the minister 
of the Crown. There is no record that he received 
the grant. If the record of his death is accurate, he 
attained the great age of 104 years. 



82. i. Anna, born May 13, 1759; married (1) Ezekiel 

Sanford; (2) Luke Lattin. 
ii. Ruth, born Aug. 12, 1761. 

83. iii. Uri, born July 28, 1765 ; married Melicent Southmayd. 

32. Abijah'' Scovil {William^, John^, John^), born 
Dec. 27, 1738, in Waterbury; died December, 1802, 
in Bristol, Connecticut; married (date not found) 
Elizabeth , who died April 4, 1795, at Bristol. 

Abijah Scovil was a physician. He may have 
obtained his medical knowledge from local practi- 
tioners, or may have gone to England in 1758 or 1759 
with his brother James and attended lectures there. 
Nothing decisive as to this has been discovered. In 
April, 1760, he was in Waterbury, and in November 
of the same year he was at Chestnut Tree Hill, in 
Derby, now in Oxford, Connecticut. In June, 1761, 
he was a resident of Bedford, Westchester County, 
N. Y., and was still there on March 19, 1763, when he 
witnessed the will of Ephraim Waring of Bedford. 
Deeds on record at Wallingford, Connecticut, show 
that he bought land in the parish of New Cheshire 
in January, 1769, and that his last sale of land there 
was in April, 1773. These deeds prove that he was 
actually a resident of New Cheshire, since they mention 
the land as "the place where I now live," and dwelling 
houses and barns. He next chose the parish of New 
Cambridge (now Bristol), then in the town of Farm- 
ington, as his residence, buying one acre of land there 
of Cornelius Graves on March 14, 1774. Later he 
acquired other property here. The locality was known 
as Chippen's Hill, in the northwest corner of the 
town. Nearly all his neighbors were Episcopalians 
and Loyalists during the Revolution, and Dr. Scovil 
certainly held the same views. In 1774 he is named 
as a member of the Episcopal Society at New Cam- 


bridge, and on Nov. 4, 1784, was enrolled at the 
reorganization of St. Matthew's Church, located at 
East Plymouth. In February, 1800, he conveyed his 
real estate to Elisha Tubbs of Bristol, and the latter 
gave bond to support and maintain Dr. Scovil five 
years if he lived that long. He died before the five 
years expired, and Tubbs acquired title to the prop- 
erty from Eleazer Scovil, administrator, in 1803. 
Dr. Scovil left but a small amount of personal prop- 
erty and was insolvent at his death. 

Descendants of Dr. Abijah Scovil's son, Eleazer Sco- 
vil, in Vermont preserved for a long time his mortar and 
pestle with which he ground his drugs. They also have 
spoons made from his silver knee and shoe buckles. 

It is possible that Dr. Scovil was twice married. 
"Jemima Scofell, wife of Abijah Scofell died May 28, 
1772." (Wallingford Records, vol. 19, page 216.) 
This has been understood to refer to Jemima (Shailer) 
Scovell, first wife of Elijah Scovell of Meriden Par- 
ish in Wallingford, a descendant of Arthur (1) Scovell. 
This understanding of the record is probably the 
correct one, but it may possibly be the record of the 
death of Dr. Scovil's first wife. No record of his 
children's births has been found. Jesse Scovill of 
Plymouth, Connecticut, who died there in 1828 aged 
seventy, was not Dr. Scovil's son, but son of Thomas 
and Jerusha (Scovell) Scovell of Meriden, Connecticut, 
and Orwell, Vt. It is also doubtful whether the 
Elizabeth Scovil who married March 13, 1774, Na- 
thaniel Matthews of Bristol, Connecticut, was Dr. 
Scovil's daughter. It is just possible, but she will be 
omitted from the list of his children. 


84. i. William, born about 1762; married Sarah Fenn. 

85. ii. Eleazer, born about 1769 in New Cheshire; married 

Abigail Langdon. 


86. iii. Juliana, born about 1771 in New Cheshire; married 

William Crosby, 
iv. Ruth, bapt. Sept. 1, 1776, at New Cambridge, now 

87. V. Philo, bapt. Jan. 28, 1787; married Cyrene Cleveland, 
vi. Hannah or Anna, bapt. Nov. 15, 1789. 

33. William^ Scovill {William^, John^, JohnS), 
born Feb. 9, 1745, at Waterbury; died Aug. 13 or 
19, 1827, at Watertown; married Dec. 24, 1767, at 
Waterbury, Sarah Brown, born May 6, 1751, at Water- 
bury; died Nov. 8, 1806, at Watertown; daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah (Castle) Brown. 

William Scovill was a farmer. In 1764 he was 
one of the founders of Christ Church, Episcopal, at 
Westbury, now Watertown. 

Children horn at Waterbury and Watertown. 
i. Bethel, born June 6, 1769; died June 5, 1775. 
ii. Elizabeth, born July 31, 1771; died Jan. 14, 1774. 
iii. William, born Sept. 29, 1775; died Oct. 16, 1779. 
iv. Eliza or Elizabeth, born Aug. 4, 1783; married Elias 
88. V. Samuel Brown, born July 11, 1786; married Ruth 
Hooker Langdon. 

34. Darius^ Scovill {William^, John^, John^), 
born May 15, 1746, at Waterbury; died Feb. 3, 1825, 
at Paris, N. Y.; married July 4, 1771, at Westbury, 
now Watertown, Lydia Grannis, born Dec. 16, 1750, 
at East Haven, Connecticut; died March 15, 1830, 
at Paris, N. Y.; daughter of Stephen and Hannah 
(Dawson) Grannis. 

Darius Scovill resided on Nova Scotia Hill, parish 
of Westbury, now Watertown. He was a prominent 
and respected man in the community. In 1758 he 
was taxed as a churchman and became a communicant 
of Christ Church, Westbury- Watertown. In 1803 
he removed to Paris, N. Y., where he purchased a 
















farm from the executors of Gen. George Washington's 
estate. Here he built a house which was destroyed 
by fire a few years after his death. He was a prom- 
inent man also at Paris, and one of the founders of 
St. Peter's Church there. 

Children horn at Waterbury-Watertown. 

Ascena, born Nov. 4, 1772; died Oct. 23, 1776. 

Selah, born Oct. 19, 1774; died Oct. 26, 1776. 

Selah, born Dec. 4, 1776; married Sabra Foote. 

Asenath, born Jan, 26, 1779; married Henry Allyn. 

Isaac, born Mar. 4, 1781; married Jane Hotchkiss. 

Seabury, born Jan. 26, 1784; married Abby Safford. 

Stephen, born June 26, 1786; married Sarah Holmes. 

Edward, born Feb. 16, 1791; married Mary Strong. 

35. Sarah'' Scovill {Edward^, John^, John^), born 
Feb. 25, 1740, at Waterbury; died March 26, 1821, 
at Watertown; married July 31, 1760, at Waterbury, 
Capt. Isaac Merriam, born May 27, 1737, at Walling- 
ford; died April 17, 1825, at Watertown; son of Joseph 
and Deborah (Royce) Merriam. 

Isaac Merriam was ensign in Capt. Jesse Curtiss's 
Company, at Peekskill in Jan., 1778, and later captain. 
He was one of the committee appointed by the town 
to provide clothing for the soldiers. Residence West- 
bury parish, now Watertown. 

Children born at Waterbury. 
i. Joseph Scovill, born May 5, 1761; married Feb. 6, 1783, 
Susannah, daughter of Fitch Kimberly; he died Feb. 2, 
ii. James, born Aug. 25, 1763; married (1) May 18, 1786, 
Olive Guernsey; (2) Elizabeth Parker; and twice after- 
iii. David, born Aug. 30, 1766; died Jan. 3, 1774. 
iv. Elijah, born July 13, 1769; died Jan. 8, 1774. 
v. Isaac, born Feb. 29, 1772; married Abigail Partree. 
vi. David Royce, born June 8, 1774; married Elizabeth 

Fenn; he died Feb. 6, 1860, at Watertown. 
vii. Elijah, born March 3, 1776; married Sarah Parker. 


36. Edward'^ Scovill {Edward^, John^, John^), 
born Feb. 5, 1744, at Waterbury; died March 21, 
1778, at Westbury, now Watertown; married Nov. 
26, 1770, at Waterbury, Ruth Norton, born Aug. 20, 
1743, at Durham, Connecticut; died April 7, 1777, at 
Westbury, now Watertown ; daughter of Jonathan and 
Ruth Norton. 

Edward Scovill entered Yale College and graduated 
with the class of 1766. In the inventory of his estate 
are mentioned "57 volumes of books." He was 
probably an Episcopalian, although not separately 
named in the tax lists of churchmen. He lived on 
Nova Scotia Hill, Westbury, now Watertown. 
Children born at Waterhury-Watertown. 

95. i. Martha, born about 1771; married Ethel Porter. 

96. ii. Ruth, born March 8, 1773; married Caleb Hickox. 

97. iii. Sarah, born about 1776; married Stephen Porter. 

37. Samuel^ Scovill {William^, William^, John^), 
born Feb. 27, 1734-5, at Haddam; died June 2, 1808, 
at Durham, N. Y.; married first Jan. 3, 1770, at Had- 
dam, Ruth Chapman, born May 30, 1744, in Say- 
brook, Connecticut; died March 2, 1776, at Haddam; 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ingham (or Ingra- 
ham) Chapman of Saybrook; married second Jan. 
8, 1778, at Haddam, Mrs. Mary (Church) Ventres, 
born about 1744, probably at Haddam; died at Dur- 
ham, N. Y. (date not found); daughter of Thomas 
and Lucy (Clark) Church of Haddam and widow of 
Stephen Ventres. Samuel Scovill married third Bar- 

sheba , who survived him, but nothing more 

has been learned about her. 

Nothing is known of the early years of Samuel 
Scovill, but he must have had a religious training and 
some education. He united with the First Church 


in Haddam in 1757 when but twenty-two years of 
age. The next that we know of him is that he was 
sergeant and later ensign in Captain Cornelius Higgins's 
Company of Connecticut Militia, and that he was 
present at the battles of Long Island and White 
Plains, New York, being in the service of the United 
States from June to December, 1776. 

Mrs. Mary Scovill became a member of the Had- 
dam church in April, 1786, and we may be certain 
that the home of Samuel and Mary Scovill at Haddam 
was one in which sobriety and piety prevailed. The 
census of 1790 shows that they then had a family 
of fourteen members, consisting, no doubt, of Samuel 
Scovill and his wife Mary, four children of Samuel 
and Ruth Scovill, five children of Samuel and Mary 
Scovill, and three children, Rebecca, Mary, and 
Esther Ventres, daughters of Stephen and Mary 
(Church) Ventres. 

During the years from 1784 to 1798 a considerable 
number of men from the towns of Haddam, Durham, 
and Saybrook, Connecticut, removed to Coxsackie 
District in the state of New York. The region they 
settled in was organized as the town of Coxsackie 
on March 7, 1788, and two years later it was divided 
by a north and south line into two nearly equal sec- 
tions; the eastern part kept the name of the original 
town and the western part was given the name of 
Freehold. This town of Freehold included all of the 
present towns of Greenville, Cairo, Durham, Wind- 
ham, Ashland, Prattsville, and nearly the whole of 
Conesville, now in Schoharie County. It is probable 
that Freehold extended several miles beyond Schoharie 
Creek. It was then a vast wilderness of 150,000 
acres in extent, mostly uninhabited. It was one of 
the original townships of Greene County, which was 
formed March 25, 1800. In 1803 the towns of Green- 


ville and Cairo were taken ofif, and two years later 
the name of the remainder of Freehold was changed 
to Durham, out of respect to the wishes of the settlers, 
many of whom, coming from Durham, Connecticut, 
had at the very first called the locality where they 
had settled, New Durham. On March 3, 1836, the 
sections of Durham north and west of the mountains 
were annexed to Schoharie County and named Cones- 
ville, in honor of Rev. Jonathan Cone, at that time 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Durham. 
This explanation has been given in order to locate 
exactly where Samuel Scovill located when he re- 
moved from Haddam. Since his descendants lived 
on the very same land he then acquired, or only a 
few miles from it, the explanation will not be re- 
peated when an account of them is given. 

At some time between 1791 and 1797 Samuel 
Scovill obtained title to his land. It was part of a 
thousand acre tract in the third Van Bergen Patent 
of 35,000 acres and was surveyed for Martin Garret- 
son Van Bergen and others in June, 1767. The land 
selected by Samuel Scovill was distant about three 
miles from West Durham and is a mile and a half 
east of the present hamlet of Manorkill. It lay upon 
the western slope of Steenburg Mountain, which 
falls away very gradually to the valley of the Manor 
Kill, descending not more than two hundred feet in 
the distance of a mile or more. On the south it de- 
scends more rapidly to the stream, and forms the 
northern side of an extensive valley opening east and 
west. One cannot but admire the skill shown in 
choosing this spot at a time when it must have been 
covered with forests, and may get extensive views of 
the mountains from this farm. The farm which 
Samuel Scovill afterward gave to his son Amasa lies at 
the eastern end and head of the valley, under the 


morning shadow of Steenburg Mountain itself, which 
towers above it immediately to the eastward. 

It is the tradition among his descendants that 
Samuel Scovill and his older sons came to this tract 
and after clearing and planting sufficient ground and 
building one or more log houses returned to Con- 
necticut and brought hither their wives and the rest 
of their families. They were not forgetful of the 
higher interests of life. The early pioneers built 
a log meeting house as soon as they possibly could, 
and on Nov. 8, 1792, a church, now the First Presby- 
terian Church of Durham, was organized. It was 
at that time and for many years afterward Con- 
gregational in its belief and practice. The meeting 
house was about eight miles from the Scovill farm, 
but the Scovills, Samuel and his sons, attended its 
services as often as possible. They had brought with 
them from New England Sabbath keeping and New 
England Puritan worship and practice, beginning their 
Sabbath at sundown Saturday evening. Samuel Sco- 
vill loved the Sabbath worship and he gathered his 
neighbors into private houses where most convenient 
for prayer and reading the Scriptures and sound, 
orthodox sermons from Sabbath to Sabbath. In this 
manner was the foundation laid of the Second Con- 
gregational Church at West Durham, which in 1861 
became Presbyterian. It was organized May 7, 1816, 
eight years after the death of Samuel Scovill senior, 
but he may be considered as one of its founders. 
The family have nearly all been members of this 
church in the course of its century of life and influence 
as a church. It is a cause for regret that the losses 
sustained by death and emigration make it impos- 
sible to maintain public worship in this old meeting 
house which was built by the willing hands of the 
neighboring farmers so many years ago. But such 


changes are inevitable and soon both church and 
meeting house will be memories only. 

Samuel Scovill left a will, made the day before he 
died, which is on record in the court records at Catskill, 
N. Y. He left to each of his children legacies of 
money in differing amounts, and to his son Amasa 
the farm on which he, Amasa, was then living. To 
his sons Stephen, Jonathan, and William he left all 
the "messuage situated in Durham on which I now 
live with all the appurtenances and farming tools," 
on condition that they pay the money legacies within 
a year, or with interest thereon if delayed longer. To 
his eldest son Samuel Scovill he left no land, and it 
is probable that he gave him a farm in his lifetime, 
or that Samuel, Jr., was associated with his father in 
the first purchase. Provision was made for a room 
in the house for the unmarried daughters, Anna and 
Hannah, and he gave ten sheep to his wife Barsheba 
as a token of his affection for her. The daughters 
Ruth and Rhoda are also mentioned and son-in-law, 
Joshua Nowlen, is to be executor. 

Children born at Haddam. 

98. i. Samuel, born Aug. 9, 1770; married Rosanna 


99. ii. Thomas, born April 20, 1772; married Experience 


Amasa, born June 7, 1774; married Rhoda Marsh. 

Ruth, born Feb. 23, 1776; married Bernard Alberta. 

Rhoda, born Oct. 19, 1778; married Joshua Nowlen. 

Stephen, born Aug. 12, 1781; married Elizabeth 

vii. Anna, born May 12, 1783; she became a member 

of the church at West Durham Nov. 1, 1816; 

date of her death not found ; never married. 

104. viii. Jonathan, born Feb. 26, 1785; married Fannie 


105. ix. William, born about 1787; married Dorcas Sperry. 

106. X. Hannah, born about 1789; married Hezekiah 











3S. Hannah* Scovill (William^, William^, John^), 

born April 11 or 15, 1739, at Haddam; died ; 

married May 14, 1761, Oliver Bailey, born June 25, 

1738, at Haddam; died ; son of Ephraim 

and Deborah (Brainard) Bailey of Haddam. 

Oliver Bailey was a farmer, and is supposed to 
have lived in Haddam all his life. 

Children born at Haddam. 
i. Oliver, born March 22, 1762. 
ii. Keturah, born Oct. 4, 1763. 

iii. Thomas, born Feb. 11, 1765; married in 1788 Miss Smith, 
iv. Martha, born May 5, 1767; married in 1786 Richard 

Skinner (?). 
V. Hannah, born March 2, 1769. 
vi. Phoebe, born June 16, 1771. 
vii. Mary, born Oct. 10, 1773. 
viii. Scovil, born Sept. 24, 1775. 
ix. Timothy, born Nov. 24, 1777. 
X. David, born Oct. 20, 1779. 
xi. Ezra, born Aug. 10, 1781. 
xii. Prudence, born Oct. 17, 1784. 

39. John Scovil'' {William\ William^, JoJin^), born 
Oct. 14, 1749, at Haddam; died Nov. 29, 1838, at 
Leyden, Lewis County, N. Y.; married Jan. 2, 1777, 
at Haddam, Elizabeth Spencer, born Sept. 13, 1757, 
at Haddam; died June 1, 1822, at Leyden; daughter 
of Daniel, Jr., and Elizabeth (Clark) Spencer of 

John Scovil had such opportunities for early educa- 
tion as the town of Haddam then afforded. He 
became a farmer and was such through life. 

He served as a private in Capt. Abram Tyler's 
Company, Col. Lay's Regiment, for 2 months from 
April, 1775; again in Capt. Charles Sears's Company, 
Col. Lay's Regiment, for 2 months from April, 1776; 
again in Capt. Cornelius Higgins's Company, Col. 
Douglas's Regiment, for 6 months from July 1, 1776; 


again in Capt. John Smith's Company, Col. 's 

Regiment, for 1 month from Aug., 1777; and finally 
in Capt. Samuel Brooks's Company, Col. Hill's Regi- 
ment, from Aug., 1778, for 2 months, a total of 13 
months' service. On Sept. 20, 1832, he applied for 
a pension, being then aged 82 years. The application 
states that he was engaged in the battle of White 
Plains, and at the time of the application a resident 
of Leyden, Lewis County, N. Y. 

John Scovil and his wife were admitted to full 
communion in the First Church of Christ in Haddam 
in 1788 and were dismissed therefrom to Leyden in 

On Feb. 8, 1809, John Scoville of Haddam bought 
of Joshua and Ruth Stow of Middletown, Connecticut, 
10 acres in lot 94, and 52 acres in lot 124 in the town 
of Leyden, and on the same date the same Stow and 
wife conveyed to John Scoville, Timothy Scoville, 
and Thomas Scoville of Haddam 105 acres, part of 
lot 74 in Leyden. In 1810 John Scoville bought of 
Amos Miller and wife 7j^ acres more in Leyden. In 
1820 he conveyed most of this land to his sons Timothy 
and Thomas, and this was probably his final dis- 
position of his estate. He made no will. 

Children born at Haddam. 

106A. i. Martha, born April 4, 1777; married Asher Wet- 
106B. ii. Elizabeth, born Feb. 24, 1779; married Dudley 
iii. Timothy, born June 19, 1781; removed to Leyden 
with his father in 1809; in 1855 conveyed to 
his brother John more than a hundred acres of 
land which his father had given him in Leyden. 
Timothy Scovil died May 29, 1871, at Leyden. 
He never married. 


iv. Thomas, born May 1, 1784; died Nov. 22, 1823, 
at Leyden. He was unmarried and left small 
legacies to his brothers and sisters, Betsey 
wife of Dudley Northam, of Champion, N. Y., 
Dolly wife of Abner Porter of Leyden, Alfred 
Scovil, John Scovil, and to the heirs of his sister 
Martha Wetmore, deceased, brother Timothy 
to be executor. 
V. Juliana, born Jan. 23, 1787; died April 28, 1873, 
at Leyden, N. Y. ; unmarried. 

106C. vi. Dorothy, born Aug., 1789; married Abner Porter, 
vii. Wealthy, born Jan., 1793; died Oct. 30, 1863, 

at Leyden; unmarried, 
viii. Clarissa, born about 1797; died July 4, 1880, at 
Leyden, N. Y.; unmarried. 

106D. ix. Alfred, born about 1799; married Alvinah . 

X. John, born April 28, 1803; died Jan. 18, 1883, 
at Leyden, N. Y.; unmarried. He resided upon 
and worked the farm of his father with his 
unmarried brothers and sisters until but one 
sister survived. They then removed to a place 
on the west road in Leyden, living with a niece, 
Mrs. William Murrell, for the remainder of their 
lives. By his will $500 was left for a monument, 
and $3300 in trust for the family of his nephew, 
Thomas Wetmore, and the remainder of the 
estate to William Murrell and Cyrus Wetmore. 

40. Dorothy* Scovil {William^, William^, John^), 
born July 14, 1755, in Haddam; died July 17, 1843, 
in Ohio; married at Haddam, Dec, 1779, John Par- 
malee, born Feb. 12, 1755, at Killingworth, Con- 
necticut; died Feb. 11 or 14, 1828, at Sullivan, Ohio; 
son of Jeremiah and Temperance (Blatchley) Parmalee 
of Killingworth. 

John Parmalee and Dorothy his wife were ad- 
mitted members of the Second Church in Killingworth 
on June 25, 1780. They removed to Ohio with 
Jeremiah Parmalee. 


i. Lucinda, born Nov. 10, 1780; died July 25, 1862; married 
Dec. 4, 1800, Thomas Nichols, adopted son of Perez 
Rice of Wardsboro, Vt. He was known as Thomas Rice, 
and was born Sept. 23, 1779; died Jan. 2, 1857. 

ii. Sylvanus, born . 

iii. Asahel, born . 

iv. Dorothy, born . 

V. Asenath, born . 

vi. Roxana, born . 

41. Joseph^ Scovil (William^, William^, John}), 
born March 31, 1757, at Haddam; died there March 
1, 1839; married about 1780 at Haddam Sarah Spen- 
cer, born Jan. 12, 1760, at Haddam; died there Nov. 
29, 1825; daughter of Daniel, Jr., and Elizabeth 
(Clark) Spencer of Haddam. 

Joseph Scovil was a private in Capt. Ensign's 
Company of Col. Moseley's Regiment, arriving in 
camp on the Hudson River, July 7, 1778. His name 
also appears in the short term levies in the Seventh 
Connecticut Regiment, Col. Heman Swift's. He en- 
listed June 26, 1780, and was discharged Dec. 7, 
1780. He was a pensioner, residing in Middlesex 
County, Connecticut, in 1832. 

He joined the First Congregational Church at 
Haddam with his wife Sarah in September, 1787, 
and remained in its communion until his death. He 
was a member of the General Assembly in 1817 and 
again in 1823. His residence was in the Candlewood 
district, and he was a farmer. 

Children horn at Haddam. 

107. i. Daniel, born June 23, 1782; married Sarah Burr, 
ii. Fanny, born March 13, 1784; died April 15, 1805; 


108. iii. Sylvester, born Feb. 8, 1786; married Phoebe Burr. 

109. iv. Hezekiah, born Jan. or July 29, 1788; married 

Hannah Burr. 


42. JosiAH* ScoviL (John\ William^, John}), born 
June 12, 1740, in Haddam; died Nov. 27, 1821, at 
Westfield, Mass.; married (date not found) Frances 

, who died at Haddam, March 2, 1806, aged 

72 years. 

Josiah Scovil assumed the responsibilities of man- 
hood at an early age. From 1757 to Nov. 17, 1758, 
he served in Capt. Wetmore's Middletown Company 
of militia. From April 3 to Dec. 1, 1759, he was 
a private in the eighth company, Capt. Redfield's, 
of the Second Regiment, and from March 24 to Nov. 
21, 1760, a private in the sixth company, Capt. Gay- 
lord's, of the First Regiment. This was at the time 
of the French and Indian War. In April, 1775, he 
served 13 days in the Lexington alarm, and in the 
summer of 1776 he was a private in Capt. Cornelius 
Higgins's Company, the eighth, under Col. Douglas 
in the Fifth Battalion, and was present at the battle 
of Long Island and at White Plains. 

Josiah Scovil's earmark for cattle was recorded 
Jan. 8, 1760: "a crop off the Right or off ear, two 
slits in the crop and a hole in the Left or near ear." 
This indicates that he was then keeping stock and 
running a farm. He lived in the district known as 
Turkey Hill, on the southern line of the town. Some 
of his land was in Saybrook (now Chester) but his 
house was in Haddam. He with his wife united 
with the First Church in Haddam in June, 1763, and 
they remained in its communion, she until her death 
in 1806 and he until his removal to Westfield, Mass., 
in 1807. In 1801 he conveyed his farm to his only 
surviving son, John Scovil. In Westfield he lived on 
the road from Morley's toll bridge to Northampton, 
owning a farm in common with his son-in-law, Josiah 











Children born at Haddam. 

John, born April 19, 1758; married Mary Smith. 

Dorothy, born Sept. 3, 1760; married John Dick- 

Rhoda, born June, 1763; died young. 

Rhoda, born Oct. 22, 1764; married Benjamin Bates. 

Deborah, born March, 1767; married Richard 

vi. (?) Susannah, born ; married Aug. 29, 1796, 

at Chester, Connecticut, Lazarus Milbar of East 

114. vii. Tryphena, bapt. May, 1772; married Josiah Lewis. 

115. viii. Josiah, bapt. April, 1774; married Lydia Shailer. 

43. MiCAH* ScoviL (Edward^, Benjamin'^, John^), 
born about 1730 in East Haddam; died about or after 
1820, probably at Richmond, Ontario County, N. Y.; 
married at date not found Mary . 

He was the eldest son and of age when his father 
died in 1756. He had no advantages of education, 
and signed a deed with his mark at this time. May 
13, 1757, he sold to Alexander RoUo for £34 a part of 
a home lot that had belonged to his "honored father, 
Edward Scovel, late of East Haddam, deceased, with 
a mantion house standing on it." 

The rolls of the Connecticut men who served in 
the French and Indian War show that in 1757 he 
belonged to the south (Capt. Cone's) militia com- 
pany in Millington parish, and was detached for 
service, place not stated. In the next year he served 
from March 30 to Oct. 30, 1758, in the Second Regi- 
ment, Major Spencer's, and was corporal. 

Soon after this he removed from East Haddam to 
Hartland, Connecticut, then a new settlement. He 
was one of those who petitioned Sept. 25, 1760, that 
Hartland might be given town privileges, and was 
one of twenty men then settled there. Mrs. Scovil 
was admitted to the Congregational church at Hart- 


land June 12, 1779. All her children were baptized 
there Aug. 27, 1783, except Esther who was baptized 
Oct. 2, 1785. 

Micah Scovil may have been the "Michael" 
Scovil who served in the Revolution from Hartland, 
but this is more likely to have been Micah, Jr. They 
lived near the Massachusetts line, and in the census of 
1790 he or his son Micah was included in the town of 
Granville, Mass. About 1802 the whole family 
removed to Ontario County, N. Y., and afterwards to 
Trumbull County, Ohio. 

Children born at East Haddam or Hartland. 

Micah, born ; married Hannah Meeker. 

Lydia, born ; died Dec. 12, 1769, at Hart- 

Abijah, born 1764-5; married Mrs. Foster. 

Benjamin, born ; married Temperance 


Rufus, born ; married Roxy Norton. 

Edward, born ; married Mary Budd. 

James, born ; married Mary Harmon. 

Mary, born ; married Nathan Allen. 

Esther, born about 1785; married Josiah Alger. 

Enoch, born ; married (1) Eunice Warren; 

(2) Elizabeth Coburn. 
125. xi. Lydia, born ; married Timothy Blanchard. 

44. Benjamin* Scovil {Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born about 1735 at East Haddam; bapt. Nov. 16, 
1735; date of death not found; name of wife not 

He chose Elijah Ackley as his guardian in 1756 
and must have been nearly of age at the time. He 
had no education and could not sign his name in 1764. 
A Benjamin Scovil, probably this one, served in the 
Second Regiment, Third Company, Major Joseph 
Spencer's, from April 12 to Oct. 30, 1759, and again 
from April 1 to Nov. 1, 1760. On April 5, 1764, 





















Benjamin Scovil of Salisbury, Connecticut, sold land 
near the meeting house in East Haddam, "being the 
whole of that tract owned by said Scovil." The 
records at Salisbury reveal nothing whatever about 
him. Benjamin Scovil may have lived in Canaan, 
Connecticut. The Benjamin Scovil who received a 
soldier's bounty from the town of Canaan in 1779 is 
probably this Benjamin. 


? i. Deborah, born ; married March 10, 1774, 

Timothy Turner of Salisbury, Conn. 
126. ii. Benjamin, born Nov. 5, 1763; married Eunice . 

45. Lydia'^ Scovil (Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born about 1733 at East Haddam; date and place 
of death not found; married Sept. 13, 1764, at Mil- 
lington, East Haddam, Samuel Banning, supposed to 
have been son of Samuel Banning of Lyme and East 
Hartland. The census of 1790 shows two Samuel 
Bannings, living in Litchfield County, Connecticut, 
either at Hartland or Canaan. One of them was 
certainly this Samuel. 

46. Lemuel^ Scovell (Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 
John^), born about 1754 in Middletown, now Chat- 
ham, Connecticut; died at date and place not found; 
married July 8, 1777, at Chatham, Keziah Briggs; 
date of birth and death not found; probably daughter 
of Joshua Briggs of Chatham. 

The proof that Lemuel was a son of Benjamin 
Scovell is found in distribution of Benjamin's estate; 
also in Chatham Deeds (vol. 8, page 86), wherein his 
father Benjamin and brother Nathan are mentioned. 

Lemuel Scovell served in the Second Regiment, 
General Spencer's, First Company, Capt. Joseph Spen- 
cer's, as a private from May 10 to Dec. 17, 1775. 
He was drafted Aug. 24, 1777, and served with the 


militia at Saratoga, in Col. Latimer's Regiment, Capt. 
Jones' Company; was discharged Oct. 30, 1777. A 
Lemuel Scovell (probably this Lemuel) engaged for 
the town of Roxbury in 1781 to serve three years on 
bounty. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the 
Revolution, vol. 13. 

Lemuel Scovell lived in the part of Chatham 
which was annexed to East Haddam, lying south of 
Salmon River. On April 18, 1785, Lemuel Scovell 
and ten other men living in Chatham, south of Salmon 
River, petitioned the General Assembly to annex 
that part of Chatham to East Haddam, alleging the 
great distance to town meetings, the steepness and 
badness of the roads, the Salmon River unbridged 
and unfordable at some seasons, whereas they were 
near East Haddam, which was easy of access. The 
petition was granted, and the territory south of Sal- 
mon River was annexed to East Haddam. Connecticut 
Archives, Towns and Lands, Nos. 316, 317. 

The census of 1790, which includes him in Chat- 
ham, shows that he had a family of five, probably 
three sons and two daughters. After 1790 he re- 
moved, but whither has not been discovered, and 
none of his descendants have been met with. 

47. Salma'' Scovell {Benjamin^, Benjamin'^, John^), 
born about 1770 in Chatham; died Feb., 1804, at East 
Haddam; married Feb. 7, 1793, at East Haddam, 
Electa Spencer, born about 1777; died Oct. 30, 1819, 
at East Haddam. 

Salma Sco veil's parentage is proved in the same 
documents as that of his brother Lemuel Scovell. 
Salma Scovell lived in Chatham, and probably in that 
part of Chatham south of Salmon River which was 
annexed to East Haddam in 1785. He left an in- 
solvent estate. Articles inventoried indicate that he 
may have been a carpenter by trade. 


Children born at East Haddam. 
127. i. Benjamin, born Oct. 24, 1793; married 

ii. Tryphena, born Sept. 25, 1795; married Oct. 3, 

or Nov. 3, 1822, at East Haddam, Henry Dingwell 

of Chatham, 
iii. Electa Matilda, born July 25, 1797; married Joseph 

O. Post; resided at Hebron, Conn., in 1834. 
Iv. Alvah or Alvin, born June 22, 1801; died June 4, 

1876, at East Haddam; unmarried. 
V. Caroline (?), born Aug. 27, 1803; unmarried in 1834; 

then residing at East Haddam. 

48. Jerusha^ Scovell (Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born about 1750 at Colchester; died in March, 1799, 
aged about 48 years and 8 months; married first 
March 17, 1774, Gary Leeds,* born about 1748-50 
in Groton, Connecticut; died there Dec. 28, 1781; 
married second before Aug. 31, 1787, Mr. Wells, 
probably of Groton. 

Gary Leeds was one of the garrison of Fort Gris- 
wold at Groton, when it was attacked by the British 
on Sept. 6, 1781. He escaped the massacre which 
followed the surrender of the brave defenders, al- 
though severely wounded, leaping from the wall 
and clearing the ditch. He took cold and fell into 
a fever of which he died. His name appears upon 
the bronze tablet erected to commemorate the defense 
of the fort and the fate of its brave defenders. His 
widow was left with five small children and no estate. 

*The parentage of Gary Leeds is not certainly known. The Leeds family 
descend from John Leeds, a shipbuilder or sea captain, who came from Kent, 
England, as early as 1674 and settled at New London or Groton, marrying 
Elizabeth, daughter of Gary Latham. On July 18, 1758, the real estate 
of John Leeds, situated at Groton, near the ferry lands, was distributed to 
the heirs of William Leeds, deceased, and to Thomas, Gary, and Elizabeth, 
brothers and only sister of William. As William Leeds died in 1753 and 
was then a grandfather, it is probably true that the John Leeds here men- 
tioned was either the original John Leeds, the emigrant, or his son. The 
Gary Leeds here mentioned as son of John Leeds cannot, of course, be the 
Gary Leeds who married Jerusha Scovell, but may be his father. 


It is a tradition in the family that she later went with 
her children to New Hampshire, and that her relatives 
in Connecticut, hearing of her need, went up there 
and brought her back, and that she died among them. 
This tradition may be incorrect. 

Children born at Groton. 
i. Nathan, born Jan. 27, 1775; died 1832 at Andover, N. H. 
ii. Jerusha, born April 15, 1777. 
iii. Harry (Gary?), born Feb. 25, 1779. 
iv. Sarah Ann, born Oct. 6, 1780. 
V. Harriet, born May, 24, 1782. 

49. Elizabeth'' Scovell {Nathan^, Benjamin^, 
John^), born March 11, 1752, in Lebanon, Connecticut; 
died there June 17, 1817; married April 29, 1773, at 
Colchester, Anderson Martin, born (date not found); 
died in Lebanon Dec. 8, 1821. 

Anderson Martin was probably son of Thomas 
and Ann (Clark) Martin of Lebanon, although no 
record of his birth has been found there. Thomas 
Martin was son of Joseph and Mary (Fuller) Martin 
of Bristol, Rhode Island, and Lebanon, Connecticut, 
and grandson of John Martin of Maiden, Swansea, and 
Bristol, who removed to Lebanon, and died there in 
1717. If Anderson Martin was not son of Thomas 
and Ann Martin, he may have been another grandson 
of Joseph and Mary (Fuller) Martin. 

Andersoa Martin appears to have lived all his life 
in Lebanon, but very little can be discovered con- 
cerning him. He is said to have met death by his 
own hand. 

Children born at Lebanon. 
i. Anderson, born about 1776; married Oct. 15, 1806, Damaris 
Stanton of Hancock, Mass. Children: John Milton, 
born at Hancock, Mass., and others born at Lebanon, 
1807 to 1824. Anderson Martin, Jr., died at Lebanon 
Dec. 24, 1826, aged 50 years. 


ii. Elizabeth, born ; living unmarried Aug. 16, 1822, 

iii. Harriet, born ; married John Hutchins or Hutchin- 
son, Jr. 
iv. Nathan Scovell, born April, 1791; died July 9, 1791, aged 
3 months. 

50. Lucy* Scovell {Nathan^, Benjamin'^, John^), 
born March 22, 1755, at Lebanon; died there (?) 
Sept. 20, 1828; married about 1782 Samuel Church, 

born ; died November, 1787, at Colchester; 

son of Samuel and Hannah (Rogers) Church of Col- 

He is called Samuel Church 2d, the younger, and 
his father is called Samuel Church 2d, the elder, in 
the Colchester Probate Records. He left but a very 

small estate. 

i. Lucy, born about 1784. 
ii. Elizabeth, born about 1786. 

51. Nathan* Scovell {Nathan^, Benjamin'^, John'^), 
born May 8, 1758, in Colchester; died June 19, 1813, 
at Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pa.; married Dec. 
11, 1783, Ruth Harris, born May 10, 1758, in Salem 
Society, Colchester; died about 1820 at Merryall, 
Wyalusing township. Pa.; daughter of Jonathan and 
Rachel (Otis) Harris of Salem Society, Colchester. 

Nathan Scovell was a private in the Colchester 
Company which responded to the Lexington alarm 
in April, 1775. He also served as a private in Capt. 
Levi Welles' Company of Gen. Spencer's Regiment 
from May 18 to Dec. 17, 1775. 

He removed to Canaan, Columbia County, N. Y., 
about 1787, and w^as living there in 1790. After that 
he removed to Wyalusing, Pa., not far from the place 
where his brother, Moses Scovell, had settled. 


i. Gary, born Jan. 13, 1785; died May 13, 1788. 

128. ii. Harris, born June 7, 1787; married Elizabeth Burr. 

129. iii. Nathan, born June 5, 1789; married Hannah Black. 

52. Solomon'' Scovell {Nathan^, Benjamin,"^ 
John^), born Sept. 16, 1759, at Colchester; died there 
Dec. 1, 1832; married Feb. 5, 1784, at Lebanon, 
Molly (or Mary) Dewey, born Oct. 5, 1761, at Lebanon; 
died Sept. 13, 1829, at Colchester; daughter of Solo- 
mon and Anna (Downer) Dewey of Lebanon (now 
Columbia), Connecticut. 

He removed to Lebanon during the Revolutionary 
War, but returned to Colchester not long after his 
marriage, his father giving him a farm there. He 
was a soldier in Capt. Nathaniel Harris's Company, 
at New London, in 1777. He received a pension in 
1832, and papers at the Pension Bureau state that he 
died Nov. 27, 1833. This may be the correct date of 
his death. He was a man of substantial worth and 
public spirit. He resided on a farm on the old New 
London road, Colchester, which he bequeathed to 
his daughter, Sarah Ann Tracy. He owned another 
farm, which he called the Ellery farm, which he be- 
queathed to his son, Amherst D. Scovell. 
Children horn at Colchester. 

Mary, born Sept. 24, 1785; married Marvin Smith. 

Harriet, born Jan. 1, 1788; married Asa Northam. 

Sarah Ann, born Feb. 13, 1791; married (1) Daniel 
Foote; (2) Stephen Tracy. 
133. iv. Amherst David, born Feb. 1, 1798; married Rebecca 

53. MosES'^ Scovell {Nathan^, Benjamin,"^ John^), 
born Dec. 6, 1762, at Colchester; died July 24, 1836, 
at Johnstown, Ohio; married May 5, 1785, Rachel 
Baker, born Nov. 15, 1761, in North Parish, New 
London (now Montville); died Sept. 11, 1854, at 







Johnstown, Ohio; daughter of John and Rachel 
(Scovel) Baker of North Parish. 

Moses Scovell probably left Connecticut before 
1790, since his name does not occur in the census of 
that year. In 1796 his name appears among those 
taxed in Exeter township (previously Westmoreland, 
claimed and settled by Connecticut), Luzerne County, 
Pa. He was still in Luzerne County in 1807-8. Some 
years later he removed to Galena, O., and then to Johns- 
town, Licking County, O., where he died. In Ohio 
he was a local "squire," or justice of the peace. He 
was also executor of the estate of Dr. Oliver Bigelow, 
the founder of Hartford, O., who left property there 
and in Johnstown. 

This family presents the only discovered instance 
of marriage between the lines of John (1) Scovell and 
Arthur (1) Scovell. Mrs. Moses Scovell's mother, 
Rachel Scovel, was a daughter of Arthur^ Scovel 
(Arthur^, Arthur^), of Colchester, Connecticut. 

Before leaving Connecticut Moses Scovell enlisted 
in Capt. Sanford's Company of Col. Sherman's Eighth 
Regiment, and is said to have been present at York- 
town when Cornwallis surrendered; also to have 
driven artillery wagons under Capt. Carty, wagon 
master. His gravestone at Johnstown, O., is inscribed: 
"A soldier of 76." 

134. i. David, born Jan. 18, 1788; married 

135. ii. Anderson, born about 1790; married Ann (Carney) 


136. iii. Hurlburt, born about 1792; married . 

54. Sarah Ann* Scovel {Nathan^, Benjamin^j 
Johv}), born Oct. 23, 1770, at Colchester (or Lebanon); 
died April 1, 1835 (or 1838), at Columbia, Connecti- 
cut; married June 23, 1788, Paul Carpenter, born 
Oct. 6, 1768, at Tolland, Connecticut; died Sept. 


11, 1823, in Lebanon North Parish (now Columbia); 
son of Dan and Abiah (Porter) Carpenter of Coventry, 
Tolland, and Columbia. 

Names of children, if any, not discovered. 

55. Amherst" Scovel {Nathan^, Benjamin^, 
John^), born Oct. 20, 1774, in Lebanon; died there 
March 22, 1854, "at ten minutes past 12 o'clock at 
night"; married Oct. 9, 1798, Sarah Little, born Dec. 
29, 1777, in Lebanon, North Parish; died there July 
25, 1853; daughter of Consider and Rebecca (Bucking- 
ham) Little of Lebanon, now Columbia, Connecticut. 

Amherst Scovel lived all his life on his father's 
farm or in the near vicinity. He was an active, 
public-spirited man. He served in the State Militia, 
as all men of that period did, reaching the rank of 
captain, if not higher rank. He was much respected 
and trusted; held office of justice of the peace, 1820 
to 1837. He was a Baptist. 

Children born at Lebanon. 
i. Amherst, born May 9, 1800; drowned April 22, 
1803, in the mill pond. 

137. ii. Sarah, born March 29, 1802; married Clement 


138. iii. Elizabeth, born March 29, 1802; married Darius 


139. iv. Charles Amherst, born March 23, 1804; married 

Harriet Safford. 

140. V. Fannie Little, born March 22, 1806; married 

Elisha Hay ward. 

141. vi. Lydia Little, born Jan. 15, 1808; married Sanford 


142. vii. Mary Ann, born Dec. 5, 1809; married Daniel 

Porter Sprague. 

143. viii. Caroline, born Dec. 10, 1811; married Albert A. 

Von Puttkamer. 

144. ix. John Buckingham, born June 16, 1814; married 

Ellen Potter. 
X. Dan Carpenter, born Oct. 16, 1816; died at Chicago, 
111., Dec. 9, 1842, unmarried. 


56. Sarah^ Scovill {Obadiah\ John\ John^, 
John^), born Nov. 9, 1752, at Waterbury; died there 
Oct. 1, 1776; married Dec. 5, 1771, Samuel Hickcox 
3d, born June 9, 1749, at Waterbury; died there 
Sept. 9, 1778; son of Capt. and Deacon Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Welton) Hickcox of Waterbury. 

They lived at Waterbury. No children mentioned. 

57. Selah^ Scovill {Asa"^, John^, John^, Jokn^), 
born June 20, 1757, at Waterbury; died July 22, 
1822, at Plymouth, Connecticut; married April 29, 
1784, Mary Roberts, born Dec. 31, 1761, at Water- 
bury; died April 27, 1827, at Plymouth; daughter 
of Abial and Martha (Hull) Roberts. 

Selah Scovill lived in that part of Waterbury known 
as Northbury, now Plymouth and Thomaston. He was 
a member of the Congregational Church at Plymouth, 
as was his wife. He was a Revolutionary soldier. 
Children born at Watertown-Plymouth. 
i. David, born Sept. 6, 1787; died near Vicksburg, 
Miss., about 1820, unmarried. 

145. ii. Mark, born July 24, 1789; married Amelia Adams. 

146. iii. Ebenezer Roberts, born Nov. 25, 1791; married 

Sarah Bassett. 
iv. A daughter, born Nov. 20, 1794; died soon. 

147. v. Lois, born Dec. 22, 1795; married Willis Morse. 

148. vi. Martha, born Feb. 8, 1798; married Nehemiah 


149. vii. Lemuel, born Dec. 9, 1800; married (1) Maria 

Atkins; (2) Eleanor Reese. 

150. viii. Marylinda, born Jan. 17, 1803; married John 


58. Amasa^ Scovill {Asa'^, John^, John"^, John^), 
born Dec. 22, 1758, in Waterbury; died March 30, 
1844, at Vienna, Ohio; married (date not found) 
Esther Merrill, born April 1, 1764, at Waterbury; 
died March 30, 1843, at Vienna, Ohio; daughter of 
Caleb and Susannah (Tompkins) Merrill. 







Amasa Scovill lived in Middlebury parish, from 
which he removed in 1810 to Vienna. He was a fifer 
in the Revolutionary War and a pensioner. He was 
at New York at the evacuation by the British in 1783. 
He lost the toes of one foot by frost while in the army. 
By trade he was a millwright; a Presbyterian, and 
in politics a Whig. His wife was known as a superior 

Children horn at Waterhury. 

Joel, born Sept. 16, 1783; married Lydia Manville. 

Asahel, born Feb. 8, 1785; married Olive Griffen. 

Roswell, born Jan. 28, 1787; married (1) Hepsibath 

Sharpe; (2) Sarah Gregory; (3) Sarah Thorpe. 

154. iv. Ansel, born Aug. 17, 1790; married Louisiana 


155. V. Sarah, born Sept. 19, 1793; married Obadiah 


156. vi. Merrill, born May 30, 1797; married Marinda 

vii. Esther Almira, born Nov. 30, 1804; married 

Christopher Lee. She died at Poland, O. 
viii. Rachel Elvira, born Dec. 25, 1806; married (1) 
Richard Lowry; (2) James Scott. She was 
living at Vienna, O., in 1860. 

59. Selden^ Scovill {Asa^, John^, John^, John}), 
born July 6, 1761, at Waterbury; died Feb. 5, 1822, 
at Vienna, Ohio; married Nov. 30, 1784, at Water- 
bury, Mehitable Blakeslee, born July 29, 1765, at 
Waterbury; died July, 1805, at Vienna; daughter 
of Reuben and Rhoda (Griswold) Blakeslee. 

Selden Scovill was a resident of Watertown in 1793 
and of Waterbury in 1797. He removed to Vienna 

about 1810. 


157. i. Susanna, born July 15, 1786; married Chauncey 


158. ii. Sarah, born Nov. 9, 1788; married Jehiel Perkins. 

159. iii. Selden, born July 18, 1791; married Harriet Trues- 

iv. Louisiana, born Dec. 9, 1792; married Ansel Scovill. 


160. V. Reuben Blakeslee, born June 11, 1795; married 
Mary Ann Wheeler, 
vi. Leverett, born March 31, 1799; killed July 17, 1807, 
at Vienna, by a tree falling on him. 

60. Sarah^ Scovill (Asa\ John^, John^, John}), 

born Nov. 7, 1766, at Waterbury; died at 

; married Thelas Hotchkiss, born May 19, 

1764, at Cheshire, Connecticut; died ; son of 

Joseph and Hannah (Atwater) Hotchkiss. 

Thelas and Sarah Hotchkiss were living at Har- 
persfield, N. Y., in 1831-3, and perhaps removed to 
Harpersfield, Ohio. 

i. Molly, born Feb. 1, 1789; married April 27, 1809, 
Newton Morris, born April 27, 1785, son of Major 
and Elizabeth (Hine) Morris. Newton Morris and 
wife were residents in Waterbury until about 1830, 
when they went west, perhaps to Harpersfield, O. 
Children: Merrit Noyes, Henry Newton, Isaac 
Amos, Sarah Ann, Edwin, Eunice Atwater, Harriet, 
and Jane Eliza. 

61. Daniel^ Scovill {Asa'^, John^, John^, John^), 
born May 30, 1768, at Waterbury; died Aug. 31, 
1839, at Vienna, O.; married (date not found) Melicent 
Scott, born March 21, 1766, at Waterbury; died May 
15, 1846, at Vienna, O.; daughter of Enoch and Sarah 
(Porter) Scott. 

Daniel Scovill removed to Vienna, after March, 
1821, with all his family, excepting Ransom Scovill, 
who remained at Watertown, Connecticut. 

Children born at Waterbury. 
161. i. Ransom, born Sept. 7, 1792; married (1) Mary 
Andrews; (2) Harriet Andrews; (3) Julia Ransom; 
(4) Cynthia Hotchkiss. 


162. ii. Stephen, born Feb. 8, 1794; married Esther Adams, 
iii. Molly, born Dec. 3, 1796; married at Waterbury 

Feb. 1, 1816, Clement Nichols, son of Elijah and 
Hannah (Skeels) Nichols of Watertown, Connecticut, 
iv. Sarah Maria, born Nov. 23, 1802; married James 
Truesdell; she died Feb. 20, 1858. 

163. V. Enoch, born July 3, 1804; married (1) Sarah Lewis; 

(2) Electa Tyler. 

164. vi. Leonard, born ; married Emily Bradley. 

vii. Melicent, born Sept. 23, 1812; married Reuben 
Langley; she died Sept., 1853. 

62. Obadiah* Scovill (Asa\ John^, John^, JohvS), 
born July 4, 1769, at Waterbury; died Sept. 27, 1851, 
at Vienna, Ohio; married March 30, 1790, at Water- 
bury, Melicent Nichols, born Sept. 23, 1767, at 
Waterbury; died there Aug. 7, 1806; married second 
about Jan. 1, 1807, Mrs. Philomela (Way) Glazier, 
who died at Vienna, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1846, aged 68 years. 

Obadiah Scovill removed from Waterbury to 
Vienna, about 1809. 

Children, horn at Waterbury and Vienna. 

165. i. Asa, born Dec. 6, 1790; married Lucy Row. 

ii. Miranda, born Dec. 14, 1792; married Daniel P. 
Hayden; died May 31, 1828, at Vienna, O. 

166. iii. Joseph, born Sept. 3, 1794; married Lucy Munson. 

167. iv. Hannah, born Oct. 13, 1796; married Julius Morris. 

V. Benjamin Nichols, born June 11, 1799; married 
Lorena Wheeler; he died Jan. 14, 1855, at Vienna, O. 

vi. Emma, born March 5, 1802; married Roswell 
Lowry; one child, Emma. 

vii. Alma, born March 5, 1802; married Martin Way; 
she died Sept. 15, 1846. 

168. viii. Marcus, born Jan. 16, 1804; married Ann Todd. 

169. ix. Melicent, born July 27, 1806; married William 


170. X. Malvina, born Nov. 22, 1807; married Julius 


171. xi. Burritt, born April 3, 1810; married (1) Clarissa 

Perkins; (2) Emma Eckmond. 

172. xii. Philomela, born Oct. 11, 1811; married Lemuel 



173. xiii. Smith, bom Jan. 22, 1815; married (1) Rachel 

Bartholomew; (2) Julia A. Clark. 

174. xiv. Samuel, born July 5, 1817; married Mary Cratchley. 

175. XV. John Way, born Sept. 25, 1820; married Hannah 

■ Truesdell. 

63. MoLLY^ ScoviLL {Asa^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Oct. 13, 1776, at Waterbury; died at date and 
place unknown; married Wait Wooster, born Oct. 
28, 1764, at Waterbury; died at date and place un- 
known; son of Wait and Phoebe (Warner) Wooster 
of Waterbury. 

No further information discovered concerning them. 

64. Reuben^ Scovill {John\ John\ John^, John^), 
born Oct. 2, 1765, at Waterbury; died at Burton, 
Ohio, "at the age of eighty-eight"; married first a 
woman whose name has not been found; married 
second, June 17, 1801, at Watertown, Connecticut, 
Mabel Andrus, daughter of Abraham and Mabel 

( ) Andrus of Watertown. 

But few traces of Reuben Scovill can be found. On 
the day of his second marriage Abraham Andrus 
deeded to him his house lot and farm of thirty-three 
acres on condition that Reuben would support him 
and his wife Mabel. Reuben Scovill does not appear 
to have owned any land previous to this. On Oct. 19, 
1812, he was still residing in Watertown, but the date 
of his removal to Ohio has not been found. 
i. Mary, born in 1793; died Nov. 25, 1806, aged 13 

ii. A child, born in 1802; died May, 1802, aged 2 
176. iii. George Willis, born in 1804; married Rosamund 


177. iv. John Benham, born in 1807; married Eunice Ann 

V. Marshall, born . 

vi. William, born . 

vii. Charles, born ; died in California. 

viii. A daughter, born ; married Mr. Hickcox 

and died in Illinois. 

65. JoHN^ ScoviLL {John"^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Aug. 12, 1770, at Waterbury; died Oct. 10, 
1830, place not found. It is not known whether he 
married. No record of it or of a family has been 

On Feb. 13, 1802, Joseph Doolittle sold to John 
Scovill of Albany a rood of land, dwelling house and 
blacksmith shop in the southwest part of Watertown, 
and on April 7, 1808, John Scovill, still of Albany, 
sold the same property to David M. Bradley. Reuben 
Scovill was a witness to this deed and for this reason 
we think John of Albany was his brother. He may 
be the John Scovill who was paymaster of John T. 
Van Dalfen's Regiment in 1808, ensign and lieutenant 
in 1809-10, and reported moved away in 1811. See 
vol. 3 of the Council of Appointment, State of New York. 

66. Joseph^ Scovill {John\ John^, John^, John^)^ 
born about 1778 to 1780; date of death unknown, 
but it was about 1820 to 1823; married Oct. 10, 1813, 
Caroline Preston, born Feb. 27, 1788, at Woodbury, 
Connecticut; died there Sept. 30, 1838; daughter of 
Nathan and Concurrence (Prindle) Preston of Wood- 

It is not certain that this Joseph Scovill was the son 
of John (25) Scovill and Anne Barnes, but it seems 
impossible to place him elsewhere. A Joseph Scovill, 
probably this one, was made a member of the Congre- 
gational Society of Watertown in 1801. About 1820 


he removed to New York City, and probably died there. 
In 1823 Mrs. Carohne Scovill, probably then a widow, 
conveyed land in Woodbury. She was then a resident 
of New York, but returned to Woodbury. 
Only child, horn at Woodbury. 

178. i. Joseph Alfred, born Jan. 30, 1815; married Caroline 


67. Timothy^ Scovill {Timothy'^, John\ John^, 
Joh'n}), born Nov. 28, 1762, at Waterbury; died Jan., 
1844, in that part of Derby now Seymour; married 
first (date not found), Antha Crane, born Feb. 4, 
1767, in Ripton parish, Stratford, now Huntington; 
died July, 1819, at Oxford, Connecticut, daughter of 
Seth and Dorcas (Sherwood) Crane; married second 
Dec. 3, 1820, at Derby, Mrs. Experience (Curtiss) 
Botsford, widow of Ezra Botsford, born Dec. 25, 1768, 
at New Bedford, Mass. ; died Dec. 31, 1852, at Seymour. 

Timothy Scovill, Jr., was a stone and brick mason. 
He lived in the southwestern part of Waterbury, 
known as Gunntown, and later at Oxford. After his 
second marriage he lived at Great Hill parish, Derby, 
now Seymour. He was an Episcopalian. 
Children, order unknown. 
i. Perry, born about 1790; died May 30, 1808; buried 
at Gunntown. 

179. ii. Leveret, born about 1794; married (1) Lucinda 

Botsford; (2) Betsey Durand. 
ill. David, born about 1 796 ; died April, 1820, at Oxford, 

from a fall, 
iv. Betsey, born . 

V. Lucinda, born . 

vi. Jay, born ; died by accident. 

180. vii. Laura, born ; married Isaac Smith. 

181. viii. Bennet, born Dec. 20, 1808; married Lucinda 


68. NoAH^ Scovill {Timothy\ John\ John^, John^), 
born Jan. 27, 1765, at Waterbury; died there Aug. 30, 


1821; married (date not found) 1783, Abigail Gunn, 
born July 8, 1765; died Oct. 3, 1839; daughter of 
Enos and Abigail (Candee) Gunn of Waterbury. 

Noah Scovill lived in the southwestern part of 
Waterbury, known as Gunntown. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

182. i. Barzillai, born Feb. 4, 1784; married Araminta 


183. ii. Aaron, born Oct. 10, 1785; married Eunice 

iii. Enos, born April 2, 1788; died 1799. 
iv. Maria, born July 8, 1790; died July 26, 1790. 
V. Bill Harry, born May 9, 1794; died March 27, 1804. 
vi. Elias, born June 23, 1798; died 1801. 
vii. Hannah Tomlinson, born Nov. 12, 1801; died Jan. 

24, 1870; unmarried. 
viii. Harriet, born May 5, 1804; died Jan. 4, 1885, 

69. Hannah^ Scovill {Timothy^, John^, John^, 
John}), born Dec. 23, 1770; died in Ohio; married 
March 17, 1793, at Waterbury, Obed Gibbs, born 
Sept. 16, 1772, at Litchfield, Conn.; died in Ohio; 
son of Eliakim and Ruth (Hall) Gibbs. 

Obed and Hannah Gibbs removed to Carlisle, Ohio. 
Children horn at Waterhury. 
i. David, born Aug. 26, 1794; married Nancy Pritchard. 
ii. Ransom, born Aug. 16, 1796. 
iii. Sarah, born Sept. 22, 1798; married Merritt Clark. 

70. Sylvia^ Scovill {Timothy\ John^, John^, 
John^), born Aug. 28, 1773, at Waterbury; died there 
Sept., 1838; married (date not found) at Waterbury, 
Isaiah Pritchard, born March 30, 1755, at Waterbury; 
died there 1833; son of George and Elizabeth (Hotch- 
kiss) Pritchard of Waterbury. 

Their homestead was on the Pearl Lake Road, 
near Pritchard's pond. 


Children horn at Waterbury. 
i. Olive, born ; married Marshall Smith; residence 

Union City, Connecticut, 
ii. Bennet, born ; married (1) Amy Wilmot; (2) Laura 


iii. Sherman, born ; died unmarried. 

iv. Lucina, born ; married Jan. 30, 1837, Garry Atkins. 

V. Spencer, born Feb. 19, 1807; married Mary E. Wilmot. 
vi. Emily, born July 19, 1813; married George H. Roberts; 

residence Platts Mills, Connecticut. 

71. Daniel^ Scovill (Timothy^, John^, John^, 
John"), born Nov. 6, 1775, at Waterbury; died Oct. 3, 
1833, at Waterbury; married there Dec. 25, 1816, 
Laura Alma Munson, born June 6, 1786, at Water- 
bury; died Nov. 1, 1855; daughter of Elisha and 
Mabel (Humiston) Munson of Columbia Society, 
Waterbury, now the town of Prospect. 

Daniel Scovill owned a large farm on which he lived. 
Mrs. Scovill married second Mr. Thornton and lived 
between Waterbury and Prospect. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 
184. i. Melissa E., born Oct. 22, 1817; married William C. 
ii. Luzerne, born Sept. 3, 1819; died Oct. 16, 1885; 

lived at East Farms, Waterbury; unmarried, 
iii. Lucius Daniel, born Oct. 2, 1821; a carpenter; died 

Sept. 5, 1887, at Waterbury; unmarried, 
iv. George Nelson, born Oct. 9, 1827; married Mary 
Jane Morse; he died at Waterbury, Jan. 5, 1875; 
previously resided in Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 
Eldora, born Nov. 4, 1865, at Brooklyn, N, Y.; died 
March 16, 1866. Emogene, born Dec. 4, 1867, at 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; died Jan. 30, 1871. 

72. David Killum^ Scoyyll {Timothy^, John^, John^, 
John^)j born Jan. 5, 1780, at Waterbury; died there May 
25, 1811; married (date not found) Chloe Smith, born 
about 1782; died (date not found); daughter of Gad 
and Elizabeth (Bradley) Smith of Waterbury. 

No biographical details have been discovered. 



185. i. Nancy, born Aug. 8, 1801 ; married Joseph E. Chatfield. 

186. ii. Sarah, born Jan. 25, 1803; married Joel B. Foote. 

187. iii. David, born ; married Barnes. 

188. iv. Jemima Porter, born April 22, 1807; married William 


73. James^ Scovil {James, ^ William,^ John,"^ John}), 
born March 19, 1764, at Waterbury; died there Nov. 
26, 1825; married Nov. 16, 1788, at Waterbury, 
Alathea Lamson, born Jan. 16, 1766, at Woodbury; 
died Jan. 1, 1846, at Waterbury; daughter of Mitchel 
and Thankful (King) Lamson of Woodbury. 

When after the Revolution his father removed with 
his family to Nev^^ Brunswick, James Scovil was the 
only one of the children who remained here. He was a 
prominent citizen of the town, a large land holder, 
acted as trial justice and was always known as Esquire 

During the war of 1812 he established, in company 
with others, a woolen factory on East Main Street. 
When peace was declared, and the markets again 
open to foreign goods, domestic manufactures could 
not compete with the foreign, and the owners of the 
factory retired from business with considerable loss. 
He inherited the homestead with land on the east end 
of the Green in Waterbury, and here he lived and had 
his shop, a store for general merchandise, near his house. 
He was a man of fine appearance and much dignity of 
manner. For many years he was warden of St. John's 
Church, Waterbury, where a tablet to his memory has 
been placed. For the inscription, see the sketch of his 
father, the Reverend James Scovil, near the end. 

The above account has been taken from Dr. Henry 
Bronson's History of Waterbury. Dr. Bronson also 
says that Mrs. Scovil was a woman of superior char- 
acter and endowments. 


Children horn at Waterbury. 

189. i. James Mitchel Lamson, born Sept. 4, 1789; married 

Sarah Ann Merriman, widow of Thomas Morton. 

190. ii. Elizabeth, born May 2 or 12, 1792; married John 


191. iii. Sarah Hannah, born March 25, 1794; married 

Aaron Hitchcock. 

192. iv. WilHam Henry, born July 27, 1796; married (1) 

Eunice Ruth Davies; (2) Rebecca Hopkins Smith. 

193. V. Edward, born Dec. 31, 1798; married Harriet Clark. 
vi. Amy Maria, born Feb. 9, 1801 ; died April 30, 1804. 

194. vii. Caroline, born July 4, 1803; married William 


195. viii. Alathea Maria, born Aug. 14, 1805; married Joel 


196. ix. Mary Thankful, born July 23, 1808; married 

Jacob L. Clarke. 
X. Stella Ann, born May 9 or 19, 1811; died Sept. 
12, 1815. 

Mitchel Lamson. 

Mitchel Lamson was born Dec. 3, 1742, at Woodbury, and 
died there Sept. 14, 1807. He married at Woodbury, Feb. 20, 
1765, Thankful King, born May 7, 1742, at Great Harrington (?), 
Mass.; daughter of Moses and Hester (Noble) King. Being 
left an orphan at nine years of age, she was brought up by an 
uncle in Woodbury, either Benjamin or Eldad. 

Mitchel Lamson by his will dated Feb. 4, 1806, proved at 
Woodbury, Sept. 21, 1807, bequeathed to his wife Thankful one 
half the house and furniture to be hers forever ; also the use and 
improvement of one third of the real estate for life, except the 
store and pork house, the executor to pay her $50 annually. 
Son King William to have $500 and Alathea Scovill $200 over 
and above what they have already received. The remainder 
to son Nathaniel, who is made executor. 

Children born at Woodbury. 
i. Alathea, born Jan. 16, 1766; married James Scovill. 

ii. Elizabeth, born ; died June 14, 1791, in 19th year. 

iii. Nathaniel, born ; married Mary Adams. 

iv. King William, born ; married Sarah Clark. 

Nathaniel^ Lamson (Mitchel^), married Mary Adams of 
Litchfield, Connecticut. 


i. Amanda, born May 23, 1803; married Henry Van Vorhies 

of Peekskill, N. Y. 
ii. Nathaniel, born 1805; married Amanda Isaacs of Ridge- 
field, Connecticut. 

iii. Andrew Adams, born 1809; married Myers of 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

iv. Caroline Mary, born ; died Aug. 28, 1810 or 1819, 

aged 20 months. 

V. Cornelia, born ; married Joseph McArdle. 

vi. Henry, born ; married in Georgia. 

vii. James Mitchel, born ; married at Shandakin, N. Y. 

viii. Elizabeth, born ; died unmarried. 

King William^ Lamson {MitcheP), born in Woodbury; 

died in Berwick, Pa.; married before 1808 Sarah, daughter 
of Sherman Clark of Washington, Connecticut. 

King William Lamson (he afterward wrote his name William 
King Lamson) lived at Waterbury until 1820, when he removed 
to Berwick, Pa. 

I. John King, born about 1808; died Aug. 14, 1830, at Water- 
bury, aged 22 years, 
ii. Peter Sherman, born 1813; died Sept. 11, 1813, at Water- 
bury, aged eight months and twenty-one days. 

iii. Nathaniel, born ; died in Cleveland, O., about 

1860; married Miss Pinney, but she died before him and 
left no children. 

iv. Marcia, born ; married Rev. William Preston, 

who married second Caroline Scovill. 

v. Mary, born ; married Edwin McMasters Stanton, 

Secretary of War under President Lincoln. 
vi. Caroline, born ; married Mr. Holmes. 

74. William^ Scovil {J antes, ^ William^, John^, 
John?), born May 29, 1766, at Waterbury; died April 
27, 1851, at St. John, New Brunswick; married first 
1807, Elizabeth Byles, bapt. May 10, 1767, at New 
London, died 1808, aged 41; daughter of Rev. Mather 
and Rebecca (Walter) Byles (Mr. Byles was a 
graduate of Harvard, 1751, pastor at New London, 
1757-1769, rector of Trinity Church, St. John, 1789- 


1814, grandson of Rev. Cotton Mather of Boston); 
married second July 4, 1814, Anne Davies, born 
about 1773 in Monmouthshire, England; died 1858; 
daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Cecil) Davies 
of Monmouthshire and Kingston, N. B. 

William Scovil served his government in the 
Commissary Department and had a government 
pension as a retired officer during the later years of 
his life. He left a considerable estate. 

Only child. 
197. i. William, born May 12, 1816; married Sophia Gilbert. 

75. Hannah^ Scovil {James^, William^, John^, 
John^), born about 1769 at Waterbury; died Jan. 12, 
1846; married (date not found) Daniel Micheau, born 
on Staten Island, N. Y., about 1761; died about 1818. 

Daniel Micheau was judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for New Brunswick, and resided at Hamp- 
ton. In the church at Kingston there is a tablet to 
Mrs. Micheau, bearing the following inscription: — 

In Memory of 
Relict of the late Daniel Micheau Esq. of Hampton, and 
daughter of the Rev. James Scovil, first rector of Kingston. 

A widow indeed, trusting in God, she departed this life in 
peace, the 12th of January 1846 in the 78th year of her age. 
The work of righteousness shall be peace. Isaiah 32:17. 

i. Amy, born about 1797; died 1818. 
ii. Mary, born about 1800; died 1886; married James Keator. 

She had two sons, John Micheau Keator and George E. S. 

Keator. James Keator was born about 1805 and died 

in 1880. 

76. Elias^ Scovil {James\ William^, John^, John}), 
born March 2, 1771, at Waterbury; died Feb. 10, 
1841, at Kingston, New Brunswick; married Aug. 11, 


1805, Eliza Scovil, born Aug. 4, 1783, at Watertown, 
Connecticut; died Dec. 18, 1869, at Kingston; daughter 
of William and Sarah (Brown) Scovil of Watertown. 

Elias Scovil seems to have excelled in his studies, 
but in his young days to have been extremely diffident. 
In the year 1800 it was decided that he should take 
holy orders and become a missionary under the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel. When Bishop 
Inglis of Nova Scotia proposed to send young Scovil 
to take charge of the parish of Maugerville, the people 
acknowledged him to be a most worthy young man, 
but alleged that he was too diffident and modest. 
The Bishop asked if they would have an impudent 
fellow? They said, "No," but wished their missionary 
might have some share of confidence in his own talents. 
The Bishop rejoined that diffidence was usually a 
mark of merit and that time would cure Mr. Scovil 
if he had too much of it. 

Elias Scovil was ordained a deacon in the Church of 
England on September 20, 1801, and went immediately 
to Fredericton. He was spoken of as a worthy and 
excellent young man and was much liked. After his 
ordination as priest he returned to Kingston to assist 
his father. 

The report of the Society for 1803 says: "The 
Rev. James Scovil has been disabled from doing any 
duty for a year past by a severe attack of the dropsy, 
since when his health has been gradually declining 
without any hopes of recovery. His son has taken 
charge of the mission and of the adjoining parishes." 

In the Journal of the Society for 1808 there is a 
notice of the death of the Rev. James Scovil. It says: 
"He was a ver}^ old missionary of the Society, having 
been employed in their service nearly fifty years. His 
son has earnestly requested the Society to appoint him 
to the mission, with which they have the more readily 


complied as the Bishop of Nova Scotia had recom- 
mended it soon after he was made assistant, and his 
character and conduct since justly entitle him to this 
mark of the Society's appreciation and favour." Two 
of the outlying parishes of which he had charge he could 
visit only once a year, so extensive was his mission. 

In October, 1818, Mr. Scovil had a severe attack 
of typhoid fever and though he was able to return 
to his duties on Christmas Day, his constitution never 
fully recovered from its effects. 

In 1826 the Bishop of Nova Scotia wrote: "Kings 
County was blessed in its early settlement with the 
zealous pastoral labours of the late Mr. Scovil, a most 
valuable and primitive missionary, who planted the 
Church around him deeply and firmly." 

There are many appreciative notices of the work 
of the Rev. Elias Scovil scattered through the various 
ecclesiastical records of the province. 

In the vestry room of Trinity Church, Kingston, 
is a tablet with the inscription : — 

In Memory. 


The Revd Elias Scovil 

who as a Missionary of 

The Ven. Society 

P. G. F. ministered during 

38 years in this parish; 

From 1803 as assistant 

To His Father 

The Revd James Scovil, 

At whose death in 1808 

He succeeded as Rector 

and having discharged the 

Pastoral Office with fidelity 

He died Feb. 10th 1841 in the 

70th year of his age and 

the 40th of 

his ministry. 


Children born at Kingston. 
l Susannah, born Oct. 2, 1806; died Aug. 1, 1816. 

198. ii. William Elias, born March 6, 1810; married Frances 

iii. Hannah Sarah, born Aug. 29, 1814; died Oct. 27, 
1861, of typhoid fever contracted while nursing 
the poor. "A most charming and lovable woman, 
deeply beloved by her own family and fell a victim 
to her own high standard of duty." 

199. iv. Samuel James, born Aug. 8, 1816; married Mary 

Eliza Robinson. 
v. Susanna Elizabeth, born Oct. 13, 1818; died Aug. 
1, 1819. 

200. vi. Susanna Elizabeth, born Feb. 13, 1823; married 

Martin Hunter Peters. 

77. Samuel^ Scovill {James^, William^, John'^, 
John^), born about 1773 in Waterbury; died Dec. 31, 
1856, at Cambridge, New Brunswick; married first 
(date not found) Deborah Gilbert, daughter or grand- 
daughter of Col. Thomas Gilbert of Freetown, Mass. ; 
married second (date not found) Mary Smith. 

Mr. Scovill was judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas and the owner of Scovill's Landing on St. John's 
River near Gage town, N. B. No children. 

78. Daniel^ Scovill (James^, William^ John^, 
Johv}), born about 1776 at Waterbury; died May 

30, 1861, at St. John, New Brunswick; married first 
(date not found) Amelia Brannah; married second 
(date not found) Hannah Wiggin, born 1786; died 
Aug. 19, 1839, at Waterbury. 

After his father removed to Kingston, Daniel 
Scovill remained at St. John. He was a merchant. 
No children. 

79. Sarah^ Scovill (Jarnes^ William^, John^, 
John^), born about 1778 at Waterbury; died Dec. 

31, 1846, at St. John, New Brunswick; married (date 
not found) Dr. Cushi Hathaway. 

They resided at St. John. No children. 


80. Edward George Nichols^ Scovill {James^, 
William^, John^, John^), born Dec. 2, 1781, at Water- 
bury; died July 10 or 23, 1840, at Springfield, Kings 
County, New Brunswick; married (date not found) 
Mary Lucretia Bates, born (date not found); died 
Feb., 1828, at Springfield; daughter of Walter and 
Frances (Lyon) Bates of Kingston. 

Mr. Scovill resided at Springfield. He was a 
farmer, a member of the Church of England, and a 
Tory or Conservative in politics. 

Children born at Springfield. 
I James, born May 12, 1809; died Feb. 24, 1833 1 
while a medical student in New York City. 

201. ii. William Henry, born July 12, 1811; married Ann 

Elizabeth Lee. 
iii, Elizabeth, born Aug. 12, 1813; died 1902, unmarried. 

202. iv. Susannah, born Nov. 3, 1816; married Edward L. 


203. V. Frances Bates, born March 10, 1820; married 

Edward Simonds. 

204. vi. Walter Bates, born Nov. 2, 1823; married Charlotte 

A. Hewlett. 

205. vii. Mary Lucretia, born Feb. 12, 1828; married James 

Woodford Smith. 

81. Henry Augustus^ Scovill {James^, William^, 
John^ John'), born Nov. 30, 1783, at Waterbury; 
died Aug. 31, 1872, at Shediac, New Brunswick; 
married (date not found) Mary Cunningham, born 
1787; died 1864. 

Henry A. Scovill was a farmer and resided at 
Springfield, N. B. He was also a judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas for the county. He removed to 
Shediac a few years before he died. 
i. George Nichols, born May 21, 1814; died Nov. 
16, 1814. 

206. ii. James John Micheau, born July 23, 1815; married 

Charlotte A. Greenslade. 



1. vi. 

>. vii. 

1. viii. 

Mary Ann, born Dec. 29, 1816; died Oct. 27, 

1855, unmarried. 
Amy Ann, born Oct. 1, 1818; died unmarried. 
Eliza, born Feb. 23, 1820; married A. C. Evanson. 
Richard C, born Jan. 15, 1822; married Pamelia 

C. Smith. 
Sarah, born Sept. 1, 1824; married Horatio Smith. 
Amelia Brannah, born July 19, 1827; married 

William K. Crawford. 
211. ix. Henry Augustus, born Jan. 2, 1830; married 

Theresa Adelaide Smith. 

82. Anna^ Scovill {Samuel'^, William^, John^, 
John^), born May 13, 1759, at Waterbury; died (date 
not found); married first before Aug. 15, 1780, Ezekiel 
Sanford, son of Daniel and Thankful (Tolles) Sanford 
of Waterbury; born Nov. 25, 1757, at Waterbury ; died 
March 5, 1794, at Northbury, now Plymouth; married 
second before 1806 Luke Lattin of Plymouth, later 
of Newtown, Connecticut. 

Ezekiel Sanford was a Revolutionary soldier, his 
family receiving supplies in 1778-9. 

Only child. 
i. Daniel, born (date not found); living at Litchfield, Con- 
necticut, in 1807. 

^3^. Uri^ Scovill {Samuel\ William^, John^, John^), 
born July 28, 1765, at Waterbury; died about 1848 in 
Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; married first Oct., 
1784, Melicent Southmayd, born March 7, 1769, at 
Watertown; died Oct. 21, 1796, at Litchfield; daughter 
of Samuel and Dorcas (Skinner) Southmayd; married 
second in Canada a woman whose name has not been 

The census of 1790 shows Uri Scovill living at 
Watertown, Connecticut. It is possible that change 
of town boundaries, and not removal, brought him 
into the town of Litchfield, as Mrs. Melicent Scovill 
was buried in the old cemetery at Watertown. Soon 


after her death he appears to have removed, perhaps 
to Ohio. The children of MeHcent Scovill hired lands 
on the Ohio River near Marietta from their grand- 
father, Samuel Southmayd, and in 1812 all the heirs 
were residing at Zanesville, Ohio. 

About 1833 Uri Scovill purchased land in Leeds 
County, Ontario, Canada, where he resided and 
probably married again. 

Children born at Watertown and Litchfield. 

212. i. Voadicia, born Aug. 15, 1785; married Daniel 

ii. Chester, born and died in 1787. 
iii. Southmayd, born May, 1789; went to Nashville, 
Tenn.; was in Zanesville, O., or near there, in 1812. 

213. iv. Sarah, born about 1791; married (1) John Hotch- 

kiss; (2) Judge Freeman. 
v. Ruth, born about 1793; living in 1812. 

214. vi. George Chester, born Oct. 1 , 1 795 ; married Hannah 


By second wife. 

vii. Edwin, born . 

viii. Lydia, born ; married David Penfield of 

Oswego or Syracuse, N. Y. (?). 
ix. Martha, born . 

84. William^ Scovill {Abijah\ William^, John^, 
John^), born at ; died 1808 at Balti- 
more, Md.; married about 1783 Sarah Fenn, born 
April 19, 1764, at Plymouth, Connecticut; died Dec. 
16, 1853, at Litchfield, Connecticut; daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah (Scott) Fenn. 

Mr. Scovill was called "Jr." to distinguish him 
from William, son of Lieut. William Scovill. He 
resided at Watertown, Connecticut, until 1789 when 
he removed to Northfield parish, Litchfield, Connecti- 
cut, where he made his home till about 1806, when 
he moved to North East, N. Y., where his youngest 
child was born. He was a bridge builder and he and 
his son Samuel were engaged in bridge building at 


Baltimore where both died of a fever in 1808. After 
his death Mrs. Scovill returned with her children to 
Litchfield. Her will, dated May 3, 1845, gives her 
residence as "Lawrence, Mercer Co., N. J., but late 
of Watertown," but the estate was settled at Water- 
town in 1854. 


215. i. Chauncey,born Oct. 25, 1784; married Harriet Holly, 
ii. Samuel, born 1786; died 1808, at 

Baltimore; unmarried, 
iii. William, born 1790; died Sept. 11, 1798, 

at Watertown. 
iv. Sarah, born 1796; died Sept. 9, 1798, at 


216. V. William, born 1798; married Emeline Marsh. 

217. vi. Sally, born March 22, 1801; married (1) Gilbert 

Van Hoesen; (2) Jesse Hubbard. 

218. vii. Albert, born Aug. 26, 1804; married Catherine 

Maria Smith. 

219. viii. Maria, born Aug. 26, 1806; married Jacob Lockwood. 

85. Eleazer^ Scovill {Abija¥, William^, John^, 
John}), born about 1769 in New Cheshire, Wallingford, 
Connecticut; died Sept. 27, or Oct. 6, 1831, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt.; married Jan. 1, 1806, at Plymouth, Con- 
necticut, Abigail Langdon, born Jan. 18, 1780, at Farm- 
ington, Connecticut; died Aug. 5, 1865, at Castleton, 
Vt.; daughter of Capt. Joseph and Ruth (Hooker) 
Langdon of Farmington. 

Eleazer Scovill settled in Plymouth at the time of 
his marriage or shortly before, and continued there 
until about 1812 or 1814 when he removed to Berlin, 
Vt. Later he was a resident of Montpelier. He is 
called Capt. Eleazer Scovill. Mrs. Scovill was ad- 
mitted to the Congregational church at Plymouth, 
Sept. 7, 1806. She married second after 1837 as his 
second wife Simon Babbit, born June 2, 1776, at 
Dartmouth, Mass., a resident of Barnard and Bethel, 
Vt., where he died in 1864. 



220. i. Joseph Langdon, born about 1807; married Elizabeth 

Maria Davis. 

221. ii. James Bidwell, born April 17, 1810; married (1) 

Harriet H. Washburn; (2) Mary Foster. 

222. iii. Juliana, born Feb. 10, 1811; married Orrin Pitkin, 
iv. Samuel, born ; died in 1829. 

223. V. Amon, born Oct. 10, 1816; married Harriet A.Whipple. 

224. vi. Emily Atkins, born May 13, 1823; married John 

D. Goodwin. 

86. Juliana^ Scovill {Abija¥, William^, John^, 
John^)y born about 1771 in New Cheshire parish, 
Wallingford; died Jan. 19, 1853, in Litchfield; married 
Nov. 19, 1793, at Plymouth, William Crosby, born 
1762 at Litchfield, died Nov. 25, 1845, at Litchfield; 
son of Thomas Crosby. 

They lived in the parish of Northfield, a part of 
Watertown that was annexed to Litchfield, and Mrs. 
Crosby was buried there. Mrs. Crosby was a member 
of the Episcopal Church. 

Only child born at Plymouth. 
i. Amanda, born Jan. 29, 1795; married Noah Guernsey and 
had one child, Egbert Guernsey, who was a physician at 

87. Philo^ Scovill {Abija¥, William^, John^, 
John}), born (date not found); died (date unknown); 
married (date and place unknown) Cyrene Cleve- 
land, born Oct. 4, 1794, at Bristol or Harwinton, 
Connecticut; died in Indiana; daughter of Samuel 
Rich and Sabra (Davis) Cleveland. 

In 1815 they were living at Watertown, N. Y. 

i. Philo L,, born ; in 1879 he was superintendent 

of the Rand, McNally Company at Chicago, 
ii. Calista, born . 


Sabra Maria, born 

iv. Marinus, born 


V. Charlotte Cyrene, born - 
vi. William Philander, born 

225. vii. Byron Cleveland, born ; married Amelia E. 


88. Samuel Brown^ Scovill {William\ William^, 
John^, John"), born July 11, 1786, at Watertown; died 
there Jan. 8, 1866; married Feb. 27, 1811, Ruth 
Hooker Langdon, born Nov. 20, 1791, at Farmington; 
died Dec. 8, 1849, at Watertown; daughter of Joseph 
and Ruth (Hooker) Langdon of Farmington. 

Samuel B. Scovill resided at Watertown, Con- 


226. i. Sarah Elizabeth, born Sept. 23, 1812; married Milo 


227. ii. Mary Langdon, born Oct. 26, 1817; married (1) 

Josiah Dayton; (2) George Atwood. 

228. iii. William, born Dec. 20, 1821; married (1) Harriet 

L. Judd; (2) Sarah B. Bronson. 

89. Selah^ Scovill {Darius\ William^ John^, 
John}), born Dec. 4, 1776, at Waterbury (Westbury 
parish); died at Watertown Sept. 5, 1847; married 
Jan. 1, 1802, at Watertown, Sabra Foote, born March 
11, 1781, at Watertown; died there April 12, 1854; 
daughter of Capt. John and Mary (Peck) Foote. 

Selah Scovill lived on the Capt. Foote farm. He 
and his son Hubert built a new house about 1834 and 
kept a tavern there about twenty years. He was a 
member of Christ Church, Watertown. 
Children horn at Watertown. 

229. i. Hubert, born Nov. 9, 1802; married Eliza Porter, 
ii. Edward Augustus, born March 27, 1810; died Dec. 

26, 1810. 

230. iii. Sarah L., born March 24, 1813; married William H. 



90. AsENATH^ ScoviLL (DaHus*, William^, John^, 
John^), born Jan. 26, 1779, at Watertown; died Feb. 
25, 1842, at Paris, N. Y.; married Dec. 1, 1799, at 
Watertown, Henry AUyn, born Aug. 11, 1775, at 
Berlin, Connecticut; died April 26, 1819, at Steuben- 
ville, Ohio; son of Capt. John and Ruth (Burnham) 

Mr. Allyn removed to Coventry, N. Y., in 1803, at 
that time a wilderness. He was justice of the peace 
and a leading man of Coventry. He was wealthy 
and he and his wife were unusually social and active. 
They were Episcopalians, and held services in their 
house, in which the missionary clergy and Bishop 
Hobart were annual guests. There is no Episcopal 
church at Coventry now, and probably the church 
at Bainbridge, which was a part of Coventry, owes 
its existence to these services. The old home is still 
standing. Mr. Allyn went to Steubenville, Ohio, on 
business, having a large sum of money to buy goods 
and land. He died suddenly and it was many weeks 
before the news reached his family. The money and 
lands were not recovered. 

i. William Grannis, born 1800; married Jerusha Briggs; 

residence Utica, N. Y. 
ii. Ruth Amelia, born Dec. 24, 1802; married Isaac Lucius 

Morse. She died Dec. 11, 1888, at Richmond, Ind. 
iii. Julia Lydia, born Dec. 26, 1803; married Isaac Welton; 

residence New Hartford and Utica, N. Y. 
iv. Cornelia, born 1806; died April 17, 1829, un- 
V. Eliza Ann, born Nov. 22, 1809; married Charies Powers; 

no children, 
vi. Asenath, born Dec. 26, 1811; married Charles Colgrove; 

residence Clinton, N. Y. 
vii. Henry Scovill, born Feb. 9, 1814; married Elizabeth 

Burke; died at Whitesboro, N. Y. 
viii. Mary Jane, born June 5, 1817; married Francis D. 
Grosvenor. She died Oct. 16, 1864, at Utica, N. Y. 


91. IsAAC^ ScoviLL (Darius,'^ William,^ John^, 
John}), born March 4, 1781, at Watertown; died Dec. 
15, 1861, at Paris, N. Y.; married March 30, 1832, 
at Paris, N. Y., Mrs. Jane Hotchkiss, born June 27, 
1808, at Denamora, South America; died June 1, 
1886, at New Hartford, N. Y. ; widow of Rev. Henry 
Hotchkiss of the eastern shore of Maryland and 
daughter of Thomas and EHzabeth (Van Horn) Mar- 
row of Denamora and New York City. 

Isaac Scovill was a merchant at Paris or New 

Hartford, N. Y. 

Only child. 

231. i. James Van Horn, born July 29, 1834; married Annie 


92. Seabury^ Scovill {Darius^, William^, John^, 
John^), born Jan. 26, 1784, at Watertown; died Aug. 
5, 1877, at Paris, N. Y.; married June 6, 1828, at 
Sauquoit, N. Y., Abby Safford, born April 7, 1805, 
in Connecticut; died April 24, 1892, at Paris, N. Y.; 
daughter of Thomas and Eunice Saflford. 

Children born at Paris, N. Y. 

232. i. Elizabeth, born Nov. 20, 1829; married Frederick 


233. ii. William, born Jan. 6, 1834; married Lois Porter. 

234. iii. Frederick, born Oct. 5, 1838; married Katherine 


93. Stephen^ Scovill (Darius'^, William^, John^, 
John^), born June 26, 1786, at Watertown; died June 
14, 1863, near Athens, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; 
married about 1810 in Canada Sarah Holmes, born in 
Columbia County, N. Y. ; died in Canada. 

Mr. Scovill settled near Lake Eloida, near Athens, 
Leeds County, Ontario. His grandson, Frederick 
Scoville, is living on the old homestead near Athens. 
The descendants decline to have their names in the 
present volume, hence the facts given here are few. 


Children born near Athens, Ontario. 
i. Seabury, born ; married and had at least one son, 

Frederick Scoville. 
ii. and iii. Two daughters. Laura Barlow, Lyn, Ontario, 

Canada, is a descendant of Stephen^ Scovill. 

94. Edward^ Scovill (Darius\ William^, John^, 
John^), born Feb. 16, 1791, at Watertown, Connecti- 
cut; died June 7, 1845, at Paris, N. Y.; married July 
2, 1818, at Paris, N. Y., Mary Strong, born Aug. 11, 
1789, at Watertown; died March 27, 1886, at Batavia, 
N. Y.; daughter of Capt. John and Hepsibath (Rob- 
erts) Strong. 

Edward Scovill was a farmer at Paris, N. Y. He 
was also justice of the peace many years and a very 
prominent man in the affairs of Oneida County. Mrs. 
Scovill's father, Capt. John Strong, was in the Revo- 
lution, son of Bela Strong. 

Children born at Paris, N, Y. 
i. Francis Seabury, born Nov. 3, 1819; died Oct. 
30, 1845, at Paris, N. Y.; unmarried. He was a 
clerk at Utica. 
ii. John Henry Hobart, born Aug. 1, 1822; died Oct. 
21, 1888, at Auburn, N. Y.; unmarried. 

235. iii. Isaac Leroy, born April 28, 1825; married Harriette 

S. Pierce, 
iv. Edward Alfred, born Feb. 11, 1829; died Jan. 4, 
1845, at Paris, N. Y.; unmarried. He was a law 
student at time of his death. 

236. V. Mary Lucella, born Dec. 30, 1832; married Royal 

T. Howard. 

95. Martha^ Scovill {Edward^ Edward^, John^, 
John^), born about 1771 at Waterbury; died Nov. 2, 
1793, at Watertown; married Nov. 5, 1791, at Water- 
town Ethel Porter, born 1765; died March 2, 1797; 
son of Thomas and Mehitabel (Hine) Porter, of Water- 


Ethel Porter bequeathed one hundred dollars to 
the Episcopal Society of Watertown to purchase a 
bell for the Society. After doing duty for many years 
at Watertown, this bell now hangs in the steeple of 
Zion Church, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He also 
directed that his son, Edward Ethel Porter, should 
have a college education, but not be entered too 
young, and that the farm, including the timber on it, 
should be kept entire until his son became of age. 

Only child born at Watertown. 

i. Edward Ethel, born Oct. 21, 1793; married Dec. 26, 1814, 
Nancy Merriam of Watertown. 

96. RuTH^ ScoviLL {Edward\ Edward^, John^, 
John^), born March 8, 1773, at Waterbury; died Jan. 
15, 1859, at Waterbury; married April 5, 1791, Major 
Caleb Hickcox, born Oct. 18, 1766, in Waterbury; 
died March 9, 1813, at Watertown; son of Daniel 
and Sibyl (Bartholomew) Hickcox of Waterbury. 

Children born at Waterbury. 

i. Belinda, born Oct. 19, 1791; married Oct. 26, 1817, 

David M. Hard, 
ii. Edward Scovill, born May 11, 1794; married March 4, 

1819, Anna Merriman. 
iii. Albert, born June 21, 1796; died May 2, 1812. 
iv. Martha Sarah, born May 23, 1799; married Dec. 24, 

1818, Alanson Warner. 
V. Emmeline, born April 19, 1802; married Oct. 26, 1823, 

David Buckingham. 
vi. Ruth A., born March 12, 1804; married Oct. 27, 1822, 

Lucius B. Bradley, 
vii. Bennett Norton, born Oct. 9, 1806; married April 30, 

1832, Harriet M. Gibbs. 
viii. Caroline J., born Sept. 6, 1809; married Bennet Peck. 
ix. Cornelia J., born Sept. 6, 1809; died Feb. 8, 1832; un- 


97. Sarah^ Scovill {Edward\ Edward^, John^, 
John}), born about 1776 at Waterbury; died Jan. 28, 
1798, at Watertown; married Dec, 1796, Dr. Stephen 
Porter, born 1769 at Waterbury; died at Bingham ton, 
N. Y.; son of Capt. Thomas and Mehitabel (Hine) 
Porter of Waterbury. Dr. Stephen Porter married 
second Lydia Manville, born April 8, 1782; died 
. Resided at Watertown and Binghamton, N. Y. 

Children horn at Watertown. 

i. and ii. Twin daughters, born ; died Dec. 30 and 

31, 1797. 

ii. Sarah, born . 

iii. Ethel Henry, born . 

iv. Eliza, born June 29, 1805; married Hubert Scovill. 

98. Samuel^ Scovill {Samuel^, William^, William'^, 
John^), born Aug. 9, 1770, at Haddam; died February, 
1854, near Manorkill, Schoharie County, N. Y.; 
married about 1795 probably in Haddam, Rosanna 
Hubbard, bapt. Sept., 1774, at Haddam; died April, 
1823, near Manorkill, N. Y.; daughter of Daniel and 
Eunice (Clark) Hubbard of Haddam. 

How the Scovills emigrated to Durham, N. Y., has 
been told in the biography of Samuel, Sr. Samuel 
Scovill, Jr., probably returned to Haddam after the 
first clearings had been made and the log houses 
built, and brought back his bride in the person of 
Rosanna Hubbard, who does not appear to have been 
nearly related to Benjamin Hubbard and family who 
settled at Durham about the same time from Haddam 
or vicinity. 

Samuel Scovill, Jr., and his wife were members of 
the First Congregational (now Presbyterian) Church 
of Durham, N. Y., and were dismissed with others to 
form the Second Church at West Durham at its 
organization in 1816. They continued members of 
this church during life. 




Samuel Scovill was a farmer. Owing to the loss of 
the record when the house of Cyrus Scovill was burned, 
it is impossible to give the dates of the children's 
births or to determine the correct order. 
Children born at Durham, N. Y. 

237. i. Samuel, born ; married Sophia Hurlburt. 

ii. Rosanna, born . 

iii. Cyrus, born July 25, 1804; married Clarissa Wolcott. 
iv. Matthew Hubbard, born March 7 or 9, 1810; 
married first Abigail Newman; second Harriet 
Susan Newman. 
V. Mary Anne, born March 6, 1812; married Newell 

vi. Sibyl, born . 

vii. Eunice, born ; probably one of the older 

children; admitted to the West Durham church 
Jan. 6, 1822; she became insane and died in a 
public institution. She was never married but 
her child Loren Sexton was baptized Sept. 7, 1828. 

241. viii. Achsa, born ; married Doeg Newman. 

ix. Darius Willard, bapt. May 11, 1817; probably 
died young. 

X. Ruth, born ; she died unmarried at Oak 

Hill, town of Durham, N. Y. 

99. Thomas^ Scovill {Samuel\ William^, William^, 
John}), born April 20, 1772, at Haddam; died Sept. 
27, 1855, at Conesville, Schoharie County, N. Y.; 
married about 1801 Experience Burr, born Sept. 9, 
1777, at Killingworth; died Nov. 27, 1840, at Cones- 
ville, N. Y. ; daughter of Samuel and Jerusha (Stevens) 

Thomas Scovill removed to Durham, N. Y., at 
the same time when his father and older brother did, 
or soon after that. He lived on the same farm as 
they did or in the near vicinity all his life. His life 
was honest and quiet and he was never known to say 
a hard or unpleasant word in his family. He and his 
wife were members of the church at West Durham, 


and he was strong in his religious belief. Politically 
he was a Whig. About two years before he died 
he became helpless, but never complained or mur- 

Children born at Durham, N. Y. 

242. i. Linus, born Jan. 9, 1802; married Phoebe Osborn. 

243. ii. Elizabeth, born Jan. 27, 1804; married Eleazer 


244. iii. Hiram, born Nov. 20, 1806; married first Elizabeth 

Brand; second Teresa Wright, 
iv. Hannah, born June 29, 1809; died Oct. 16, 1897, 

245. V. Sylvester, born Aug. 16, 1811; married Diantha 

vi. David Thomas, born Jan. 25, 1816; died Sept. 

25, 1817. 
vii. Julia, born Aug. 7, 1818; died March 22, 1896. 

Neither Hannah nor Julia Scovill married. In their younger 
days they worked as spinners and weavers; they lived in the 
house with their brother Hiram in rooms given them by their 
father in his will. Both were members of the church at West 
Durham and did much for it. They helped the poor and were 
respected by all. They removed to Manorkill in their last days 
to be near their nephew, Enos Hubbard. 

100. Amasa^ Scovill {Samuel^, William^, William^, 
John^), born June 7, 1774, at Haddam; died June, 
1865, at Conesville, N. Y.; married about 1802 Rhoda 
Marsh, born March 14, 1776, at Litchfield; died Nov. 
24, 1846, at Conesville, N. Y.; daughter of Elijah 
Marsh of Litchfield. 

Amasa Scovill removed with his father and brothers 
to Durham, N. Y., and settled on the same tract of 
land. By his will of 1808 his father gave him the 
farm Amasa was then living on, situated close to the 
west slope of Steenburg mountain. He built at first 
a small log house and later a frame house, which is still 
in good condition. This farm has never been out of 
the family and is now occupied by Amasa's grand- 
daughter, Mrs. Pearsall. Amasa Scovill's health was 












good to the very end of his Hfe, and he died a few 
days after reaching his ninety-first birthday. 
Children born at Durham, N. Y. 
i. Sophia, born Jan. 18, 1803; died June 9, 1843; 
Amy, born June 30, 1807; married Beri Wade. 
Sheldon, born Feb. 21, 1809; married Sarah Snyder. 
Russell, born Aug. 23, 1812; married Sarah Newman. 
Elijah, born Sept. 12, 1813; married Melissa Wheeler. 
Joseph, born June 23, 1817; married Eliza Ann 
251. vii. Emeline, born Aug. 3, 1821; married Manley Finch. 

101. RuTH^ ScoviLL {Samuel^, William^, William^, 
John^), born Feb. 23, 1776, at Haddam; died (time 
and place unknown); married (date not known) 
Bernard Alberta. 

They were residents of Durham, N. Y., in 1810, as 
shown by the census of that year, and had at that time 
six children. They lived on the road from West Durham 
to Manorkill, where Leonard D. Brainerd now lives. 

102. Rhoda^ Scovill {Samuel\ William^, William}, 
John"), born Oct. 19, 1778, at Haddam; died Dec. 24, 
1847; married (date unknown) Joshua Nowlen, born 
1773; died Aug. 22, 1851, aged 78 years. 

Joshua Nowlen was a farmer and lived nearest 
neighbor to the Scovill farms at Durham-Conesville. 


i. Ira, born . 

ii. Philo, born 1812; died April 25, 1843, in 31st year. 
Probably others. 

103. Stephen^ Scovill {SamueP, William^, Wil- 
liam^, John^), born Aug. 12, 1781, at Haddam; died 
after 1869 at West Hurley, Ulster County, N. Y.; 
married at Durham, N. Y., Elizabeth Nowlen, born 
July 31 or Aug. 1, 1790; died at West Hurley, 


N. Y.; twin sister of Fannie Nowlen, wife of Jonathan 
Scovill, and sister of Joshua Nowlen who married 
Rhoda Scovill. 

Stephen Scovill removed from Haddam and settled 
at Durham, N. Y., at the time his father and brothers 
did, and in 1808 received part of his father's farm as 
has been related. He was a member of the First 
Church in Durham and in 1816 one of the original 
members of the West Durham church, as was his wife. 
He was prominent in church affairs, being frequently 
chosen a delegate to the Presbytery. He was a farmer 
for many years in Conesville and the house he built 
there is in good repair. In his old age he went to 
West Hurley to live with his daughter. 

Children born at Durham, N. Y. 
i. Stephen Coleman, born May 15, 1822; died Jan. 24, 1844; 

unmarried. He was buried at West Durham, 
ii. Elizabeth, bapt. May 15, 1825; married Humphrey Jewell, 

and lived at West Hurley, N. Y. No children, 
iii. William Nowlen, bapt. Aug. 16, 1829; died at West Hurley, 
N. Y., December, 1909. He was unmarried and left a 
considerable property by will to the American Bible 
Society and to the Boards of Domestic and Foreign 
Missions of the Reformed Church. 

104. Jonathan^ Scovill {Samuel\ William^, Wil- 
liam^y John^), born Feb. 26, 1785, in Haddam; died 
Feb. 28, 1871, at Durham-Conesville, N. Y.; married 
(date unknown) Fannie Nowlen, born July 31 or 
Aug. 1, 1790; date of death not found. 

Jonathan Scovill received a part of his father's 
original farm by will in 1808. Mr. Burton Wright 
now lives in the house that was Jonathan Scovill's, 
as has been related, on the road from West Durham 
to Manorkill. Jonathan Scovill was in old age a tall, 
spare man with very white hair, as were his brothers 
and near male relatives, according to the statement 


of Elizur D. Newell of West Durham, who personally 

knew them. He and his wife were members of the 

Presbyterian church at West Durham. 

Children born at Durham-Conesville. 

i. Mary, born ; married Charles Bushnell; they 

lived at West Durham, and removed to West Hurley, 
N. Y., where both died. No children. 

ii. Elizabeth Ann, born about 1827; died July 14, 1843, in 
17th year. Was buried at West Durham; unmarried. 

iii. DeWitt Clinton, born July 7, 1833, at Durham, N. Y.; 
died at Woodstock, Ulster County, N. Y., on his birthday, 
July 7, 1913, aged exactly eighty years. He married 
first Lilly Humphrey from whom he soon separated; 

second Lydia Norton; third Mrs. (Steenberg) 

Finch, who survived him. He was a farmer for many 
years at West Hurley, N. Y., but when the land in that 
region was needed for the great New York water works, 
he sold his farm for that public work and bought another 
at Woodstock. No children. 

105. William^ Scovil (Samuel*, William^, Wil- 
liam'^, JohrO), born about 1786 or 1787 at Haddam; 
died Dec. 26, 1833, aged 47, at New Haven; married 
(date not found) Dorcas Sperry, born at Bethany; 
died Sept. 16, 1857, aged 66 or 67, at New Haven. 
Gravestone at Westville states her death as Sept. 16, 

William Scovil went to Durham, N. Y., with his 
father and brothers, but did not like it there, and 
before 1829 had come to New Haven. In 1829 William 
Scovil and wife Dorcas, then of New Haven, sold land 
in Durham. In New Haven he was a clothier or 
tailor. He was accidentally drowned. Buried at 
Westville. He left an insolvent estate. 

Children horn at Durham, N. F.(?) 
252. i. Sherman W., born about 1811; married Sarah 
ii. Elizabeth J., born about 1817; died Feb. 1, 1837, 
at New Haven, Conn., aged 19. 


Hi. Joseph, born about 1820; died at New Haven April 
16, 1893, aged 73. He married but had no children. 

iv. William, born about 1822; died at New Haven 
May 6, 1866, aged 43 years, 8 months; unmarried. 
There may be some error in this statement, because 
there is a tradition that he married and had de- 
scendants. See the Unconnected Families in Chap- 
ter Four. 
V. Benjamin, born about 1824; died Aug. 9, 1845, at New 
Haven, aged 20 years and 10 months; unmarried. 

vi. Daniel, born ; was in New Haven in 1852; 

went away and was never heard from. 

106. Hannah^ Scovill {Samuel,^ William^, Wil- 
liam'^, John^), born about 1789 at Haddam; died March 
9, 1861 ; married (date not found) Hezekiah Watkins. 

Mr. Watkins was operator and owner of a line of 
stages from Catskill to Utica, N. Y. Descendants 
live in Oneonta and Cooperstown, N. Y., but infor- 
mation has not been furnished. 

106A. Martha^ Scovil {John\ William^, Wil- 
liam"^, John^), born April 4, 1777, in Haddam; died 
April 7, 1823, at Leyden, N. Y.; married (date not 
found) Asher Wetmore, then of Leyden, N. Y., per- 
haps son of Samuel and Anne (Canfield) Wetmore, 
who were residents of Haddam in 1776; less probably 
son of Amos and Rachel (Parsons) Wetmore of Middle- 
town and Whitestown, N. Y., born Dec. 10, 1774. 

Asher Wetmore was a farmer at Leyden, where he 



i. Samuel, born ; married ; died April 10, 

1853, at Leyden. Children: Thomas, Cyrus, and Sarah 
Anne who married William Murrell. 

ii. Cyrus, born ; married . Children: Abner 

C. of Meriden, Conn.; Jane, who married Mr. Thornton 
of Boonville, N. Y.; Edwin T., living at Paris, Mo., in 
1883; Oscar, who died before 1883, leaving a son Madison 
Wetmore of Boonville, N. Y. Cyrus Wetmore died 
April 29, 1831. 


iii. AbnerC.,born ; died after 1883 leaving two children. 

iv. Martha, born ; married David Allegro. Children: 

Eliza, who married Mr. Arnold, and Charlotte, who 

married Mr. Anderson. Both were living at Springfield, 

Mass., in 1883. 
V. Minerva, born about 1802; died March 30, 1846; married 

Jesse Nichols. Children: Martha, married Mr. Smith; 

Salvi B. (both living at Pittsford, N. Y., in 1883) ; Minerva, 

married Mr. Pease (living at Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1883) ; 

Elizabeth married Elijah Hubbard of Leyden, N. Y.; 

Jesse, died before 1883, leaving two children, Jennie 

Nichols and George B. Nichols, both residing at Parsons, 

Kan., in 1883. 

106B. Elizabeth^ Scovil {Johnny William^, Wil- 
liam^t Johv})y born Feb. 24, 1779, at Haddam; died 
May 16, 1846, probably at Champion, N. Y.; married 
Dudley Northam, born in Colchester or Haddam; 
died (date not found); son of Samuel and Sarah 
(Day) Northam of Colchester and Haddam, and prob- 
ably also of Leyden, N. Y. Samuel Northam and 
Sarah Day, daughter of Abraham and Irene (Foot) 
Day, were married April 8, 1779, at Colchester. 

In 1824 Dudley Northam and his wife Elizabeth 
were living at Champion, Jefferson County, N. Y. 

i. William S., born ; married . In 1883 his 

children were George H. Northam of Rome City, Ind.; 
Mary A. Cribbs and Ida M. Northam, both of Marion, 
Ind., and Addie L. Emerson of Kendalville, Ind. 

ii. Samuel Dudley, born ; married . In 1883 

his children were George B. Northam of Wolcottville, 
Ind. ; Charles W. Northam of Coalsburgh, 111. ; Franklin 
N. Northam of Wolcottville, Ind.; Alonzo D. Northam of 
Ligonier, Ind.; John C. Fremont Northam of Chase, 
Mich.; Margaret K. Bellenger of Kalkaska, Mich.; 
William Northam, last heard from at Luther, Mich.; 
Samuel D. Northam of Kalkaska, Mich. 
iii. Mary Ann, born about 1811; died May 7, 1854; married 
Mr. Mix. 


106C. Dorothy^ Scovil {John^, William^, William^, 
John}), born about Aug., 1789, at Haddam; died July 

14, 1876; married March 15, 1809, at Haddam, Abner 
Porter, probably the Abner Porter born at Haddam 
May 3, 1755, son of Abner and Anne ( ) Porter. 

Abner Porter and wife Dorothy removed to Leyden, 
N. Y., probably in 1809, with Mrs. Porter's father and 
others from Haddam. Both were living at Leyden in 
1824. No children. 

106D. Alfred' Scovil (John\ William^, William^, 
JohnY, born about 1799 at Haddam; died at Leyden, 
N. Y., July 18, 1855, aged 56 years; married about 

1823 Alvinah , born June 8, 1805; died at 

Leyden Feb. 24, 1884. 

Alfred Scovil removed from Haddam to Leyden in 
1809 with his father and older brothers, and probably 
remained a resident of Leyden until his death. No 

107. Daniel^ Scovil {Joseph^, William^, William^, 
John^), born June 23, 1782, at Haddam; died there 
Dec. 10, 1814; married March 15, 1810, Sarah Burr, 
born Aug., 1785; died at Haddam, Feb. 27, 1815. 
They had no children. 

108. Sylvester^ Scovil {Joseph'^, William^, Wil- 
liam'^, John^), born Feb. 8, 1786, at Haddam; died 
there April 26, 1850; married June 17, 1813, Phoebe 
Burr, born at Haddam, Oct. 23, 1794; died there Oct. 

15, 1886; daughter of David and Joanna (Lane) Burr 
of Haddam. 

Sylvester Scovil was a farmer. 

Children born at Haddam. 

253. i. William, born Aug. 10, 1814; married Phoebe 


254. ii. Atwood, born Sept. 2, 1816; married Esther M. 

iii. Esther, born March 17, 1819; died June 11, 1840. 


255. iv. Sylvester, born Nov. 20, 1821; married Frances L. 

V. Sarah, born Aug. 9, 1824; died May 3, 1855. 
vi. Phoebe, born Aug. 10, 1829; married Horace Andrew 

vii. Cynthia, born Nov. 10, 1833; died March 10, 1860. 

109. Hezekiah^ Scovil (Joseph^ William^ Wil- 
liam^, John^), born July 29, 1788, at Haddam; died 
there Oct. 9, 1849; married June 13, 1811, at Haddam 

Hannah Burr, born 1794 at Haddam; died 

there Feb. 24, 1859; daughter of Capt. Jonathan and 
Lydia (Bailey) Burr of Haddam. 

Hezekiah Scovil was a man of enterprise and 
energy. From Eli Whitney of New Haven he learned 
the art of welding gun barrels, and in a shop near his 
home he carried on that business successfully until 
his death. He was prominent in town and church 
affairs, and represented Haddam in the General 
Assembly of Connecticut in 1845 and again in 1847. 
In politics he was a Democrat. 

Children born at Haddam. 
255A. i. Fannie, born Oct. 14, 1812; married John Porter. 

256. ii. Whitney, born Dec. 26, 1813; married Elizabeth 


257. iii. Daniel, born Nov. 23, 1815; married (1) Tamsin 

E. Gladwin; (2) Esther J. Adams, 
iv. Elizabeth, born Nov. 16, 1817; died Jan. 15, 

258. V. Hezekiah, born Feb. 13, 1820; married Caroline 

A. Bonfoey. 
vi. Hannah, born May 15, 1822; married Christopher 

vii. Cynthia, born March 7, 1824; died April 21, 

viii. Joseph, born Jan. 26, 1826; drowned June 7, 
ix. Josephine, born June 10, 1829; died Jan. 8, 

1878, unmarried. 
X. Laura Louisa, born Oct. 3, 1835; died Oct. 1, 


110. JOHN^ ScoviL {Josiah'^, John^, William'^, John^), 
born April 19, 1758, at Haddam; died there Feb. 15, 
1833; married Nov. 3, 1777, Mary Smith, born April 
19, 1760, at Haddam; died after Feb. 22, 1822; 
daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (Tyler) Smith of 

John Scovil lived on his father's farm in the southern 
part of Haddam, at Turkey Hill. Almost nothing 
more has been learned of him. 

Children born at Haddam. 

259. i. Philemon, born Dec. 17, 1778; married (1) Sarah 

Ely; (2) Mehitabel Prior. 

260. ii. John, born April 2, 1781; married Elizabeth Ely 

iii. Sarah, born Jan. 12, 1784. 

261. iv. Smith, born May 25, 1786; married Hannah Faltz. 

V. Wells, born April 15 or 18, 1789. 

vi. Dorothy, born Nov. 14, 1791. 

vii. Mary, born May 4, 1794; married Asa Higgins, 
born Feb. 12, 1792, at Haddam; son of Cornelius 
and Esther Higgins. They took a church letter 
from Haddam to Covington (Ky?) July 8, 1821. 

viii. Susannah, born Feb. 26, 1797; died June 1, 1813. 

262. ix. Josiah, born Sept. 27, 1799; married (1) Sarah 

Bailey; (2) Elsie Johnson. 
X. Anna, born Dec. 27, 1802. 

111. Dorothy^ Scovil (Josiah^, John^, William^, 
John^), born Sept. 3, 1760, at Haddam; died Nov. 13, 
1815, at Russell, Mass.; married Nov., 1782, at 
Haddam, John Dickinson, born Dec. 21, 1737, at 
Haddam; died Nov. 5, 1830, at Russell, Mass.; son 
of Azariah, Jr., and Hepzibah (Spencer) Dickinson of 

Dorothy Scovil united with the First Church of 
Haddam in March, 1780. They lived in Turkey 
Hill district, near Prospect Hill, and they had removed 
to Russell, Mass., before June 8, 1809. 


Children born at Haddatn. 

i. Mary, born ; died unmarried. 

ii. John, born April, 1786; married Hannah Sherman. 

iii. Dorothy, born ; married Isaac Miller. 

iv. Hepzibah, born ; married Lyman Bradley. 

V. Zachariah, born ; married Rachel Hastings. 

vi. Rachel, born ; married Benjamin Phillips. 

vii. Achsa, born ; died unmarried. 

viii. Linus, born ; married Juliette Palmer. 

112. Rhoda^ Scovil (Josia¥, John^, William^, 
John'), born Oct. 22, 1764, at Haddam; died (date 
and place not found); married Oct. 21, 1790, at Had- 
dam, Benjamin Bates, born Jan. 30, 1765, at Haddam; 
died at Leyden, N. Y. ; son of Joseph and Ruth (Lewis) 
Bates of Haddam. 

Benjamin Bates was the owner of 24 acres of land 
and a fishing place at Haddam which in 1806 he sold 
to his father-in-law, and removed to Feeding Hills, 
Mass. He spent his last days with his youngest 
daughter at Leyden, N. Y. 

i. Elon, born May 10, 1795; went west. 
ii. Nancy Belinda, born July 28, 1797; married Mr. Russell, 
iii. Roxana, born Jan. 8, 1799; married B. Wilson, 
iv. Rhoda Eliza, born Jan. 17, 1802; married Justin S. 
Granger; she died Dec. 9, 1891, at Feeding Hills, Mass. 
Had twelve children. 
V. Tryphena, born Dec. 10, 1803; married Moses Cleveland, 
vi. Benjamin Lewis, born June 27, 1805; went to Utica, N. Y. 
vii. A daughter, born June 27, 1805; died young. 
viii. Julia Anne, born Sept. 29, 1813; married Joseph Stimson; 
removed to Leyden, Lewis County, N. Y. 

113. Deborah^ Scovil {Josiah\ John^, William^ ^ 
John'), born March, 1767, at Haddam; died there 
April 25, 1819, aged 52 years; married (date not 
found) Richard Knowles, Jr., of Haddam; son of 
Richard and Mary (Cone) Knowles. 


Deborah was Mr. Knowles* second wife and they 
lived in the western part of Haddam. 


i. Alanson, born . 

ii. Richard, born . 

iii. Josiah, born . 

iv. Leveret, born . 

V. Bathsheba, born . 

Laura, born about 1800; married James Gladwin, Jr., 
of Haddam and East Haddam. They removed to East 
Haddam about 1826 where she died in 1878 aged 78. 
Mr. Gladwin died in 1880 aged 82. 

114. Tryphena^ Scovil {Josiah\ John^, William^, 
John^), born May, 1772, at Haddam; died, it is be- 
lieved, at Westfield, Mass.; married (date not found) 
Josiah Lewis, born April 12, 1780, at Haddam; died 
at Westfield, Mass. (?); son of Augustus and Mary 
(Brainard) Lewis of Haddam. 

Josiah Lewis and his wife removed to Westfield 
about 1803 to 1807 with her father, Josiah Scovil. 
They bought a farm there on the road from Morley's 
toll bridge to Northampton. 

i. Samuel Richardson Brainard, born about 1800 in Haddam 
or perhaps at Westfield; married Dec. 22, 1823, at West- 
field, Flora Alderman of Chester. One child, Samuel Lewis. 

115. Josiah^ Scovil {Josiah\ John^, William^, 
John^), born March, 1774, at Haddam; died there 
probably in April or May, 1799; married Sept. 9, 
1798, Lydia Shailer, bapt. Dec, 1775, at Haddam 
(date of death not found); daughter of Ezra and 
Jerusha (Brainard) Shailer of Tylerville in Haddam. 

The probate records at Middletown show that the 
estate of Josiah Scovil of Haddam was inventoried 
May 15, 1799. A child is mentioned, but no trace 
of it later has been found. Josiah Scovil may have 


been lost at sea. The date of his marriage is from 
the register of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, East 
Haddam. Mrs. Scovil is said to have married second 
Mr. Fairchild. 

116. MiCAH^ Scovil {Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John}), born about 1762 in East Haddam; died Sept., 
1840, at or near Detroit, Mich., aged 77 years; married 

March 4, 1784, Hannah Meeker, born ; died 

at Richmond, N. Y.; daughter of Josiah and 

Hannah ( ) Meeker of Durham and Hartland. 

This Micah Scovil removed to Hartland from East 
Haddam in boyhood with his parents. He is also called 
Michael Scovil, and under this name served in a militia 
company from Hartland in 1781. Hannah, wife of 
Micah Scovil, Jr., was admitted to the church in Hart- 
land, May 6, 1792. He was surveyor of highways in 
Hartland in 1783 and 1787, but this may refer to Micah, 
Sr. The house of the family is said to have been very 
near or just north of the Connecticut-Massachusetts 
line. Granville, Mass., is the next town on the north of 
the line, and the census of 1790 shows Micah Scovil with 
a family of four persons living at Granville, probably 
Micah, Jr. Micah Scovil sold his farm in Hartland on 
Dec. 5, 1800, and soon removed to Richmond, Ontario 
County, N. Y. From there about 1828 most of the 
family removed to Trumbull County, Ohio. 
Children baptized at Hartland. 
i. Calvin, bapt. Nov. 7, 1791; died Nov. 8, 1791. 

ii. Nathan, bapt. Sept. 2, 1792. 
263. iii. Luther, bapt. Sept. 2, 1792; married Lucy Allen. 

iv. Pina (?), bapt. Aug. 25, 1793. 

V. Homer, bapt. Sept. 11, 1796. 

vi. Ruel, bapt. Feb. 1, 1801; lived at Pontiac, Mich., 
and Rochester, N. Y. 

vii. Lydia, born . 

viii. Abijah, born . 

ix. Benjamm, born 


117. Abijah^ Scovill {Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John^), born about 1764 at East Haddam; died July 
4 or Aug. 4, 1827, at Greene, Monroe County, N. Y.; 
probably married first, but no record found; married 
second Oct. 28, 1818, at West Bloomfield, N. Y., 
Mrs. Rebecca (Hunt) Foster, widow of Isaac Foster 
and daughter of John and Rebecca (Paine) Hunt of 
Belchertown, Mass. She died at Aurora, Ohio, Jan. 
23, 1854. 

Abijah Scovill enlisted at Hartland, April 15, 1779, 
in Capt. Prior's Company of Col. Bradley's Regiment 
and served nine months as a private. On April 27, 
1818, then aged 54 years, he applied for a pension 
and it was granted. He was then living at Richmond, 
Ontario County, N. Y. His widow, then a resident 
of Solon, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, applied for a 
pension on Aug. 25, 1853, aged S3 years. No children 

118. Benjamin^ Scovill (Micah\ Edward\ Ben- 
jamin,^ John^). Dates of birth and death not found; 
married Dec. 8, 1790, at Hartland, Temperance Spencer. 

He sold his property at Hartland, Dec. 5, 1800, 
and probably went to Ontario County, N. Y., with 
the rest of the family and then to Ohio, but nothing 
has been learned as to his later history. No record 
of a family found. 

119. RuFUS^ Scovill {Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John^). Dates of birth and death not found, but he 
died in Cuyahoga County, Ohio; married Roxy Norton, 
who died in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

It is supposed that he went to Richmond, Ontario 
County, N. Y., with the rest of the family, and then 
to Ohio about 1828. 



Enoch, born 
ii. Joel, born 

Hi. Washington, born 
iv. Philetus, born 

V. Chloe, born ; married John Jeams or James. 

120. Edward^ Scovill (Micah\ Edward^, Ben- 
jamin^, John^), born (date not found); died about 
1838 in Trumbull County, Ohio, married in Mercer 
County, Pa., Mary Budd. She married second Mr. 
Bacon of Cortland, Ohio. 

Edward Scovill removed from Connecticut, prob- 
ably to Mercer County, Pa., where he married. Later 
he removed to Trumbull County, Ohio. In 1838 he 
went to DeKalb County, Indiana, where he bought one 
hundred and fifty acres of land, intending to settle on 
it. He returned to Ohio to make preparations for 
the removal and died within three months. He was a 
self-made man, getting his education by studying 
nights, using hickory bark for light. He became a 
surveyor. It is said that he served two terms in 
Congress. Some of his descendants live in Warren, 
Ohio, and some in Wisconsin. 


264. i. William, born ; married Mary Wilson. 

ii. James, born . 

iii. Edward, born . 

iv. Mary, born . 

V. Elizabeth, born 
vi. Hannah, born 

vii. Lydia, born ; married (1) Seymour Froat; 

(2) Mr. Hadsell. Children: William, Mary, and 
Henrietta Froat. 

viii. Sarah, born ; married Daniel Hull. 

ix. Drusilla, born ; died in Cleveland, Ohio. 

X. Matilda, born . 


121. James^ Scovill {Micah,^ Edward^, Benjamin'^, 
John^) (dates of birth and death not found) ; married 
probably in Ontario County, N. Y., Mary Harman. 

He removed from New York state to Warren, Ohio. 
He is said to have raised a family of sixteen by day 
labor, but the names of all have not been found. 

i. James, born . 

ii. Benjamin, born . 

iii. Ira, born . 

iv. Arnold, born — 

V. Solomon, born 

vi. Laura, born — 

vii. Lydia, born — 

viii. Mary, born — 

ix. Chloe, born — 

X. Eleanor, born - 

122. Mary^ Scovill {Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
Johv}) (dates of birth and death not found); married 
m New York state Nathan Allen. 

They lived in New York state, where Mrs. Allen 
died. They were "well off." 

i. Asa. 
ii. Mary. 

123. Esther^ Scovill {Mica¥, Edward^, Benja- 
min^, John^), bapt. Oct. 2, 1785, at Hartland; died in 
Michigan; married Josiah Alger. 

They settled on land near Detroit, Mich. They 
had ten children, but only the following names have 

been found: 


i. Josiah, born . 

ii. Benajah, born . 

iii, Lewis, born . 

iv. Alonzo, born — 

V. Samuel, born — 

vi. Mary, born 

vii. Elizabeth, born 

viii. Esther, born — 


124. Enoch^ Scovill (Micah*, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John^) (dates of birth and death not found); married 
first Eunice Warren who died in New York state; 
second Elizabeth Coburn. 

Enoch Scovill removed from Hartland to Rich- 
mond, Ontario County, N. Y., and from there after 
1820 to Bazetta, Trumbull County, Ohio. 

i. Eunice, born ; married Robert Pettigrew; 

had thirteen children, three of whom were Cordelia, 
James, and Andrew. 

265. ii. Michael, born ; married Mary Hull. 

266. iii. Edward, born Dec. 15, 1813; married Lydia Gulp, 
iv. Albert, born ; lived in eastern Illinois or Iowa. 

V. Mary, born ; married Harrison Bacon; 

lived near Cortland, Ohio. Children: Enoch and 
Mary Bacon, 
vi. William, born . 

125. Lydia^ Scovill (Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John^) (dates of birth and death not found) ; married 
Timothy Blanchard. 

Both died in New York state, probably in Ontario 
or Monroe County. 

i. Hyde, born . 

Hiram, born - 
Dorcas, born 

126. Benjamin^ Scovil {Benjamin^, Edward^, Ben- 
jamin"^, John^), born Nov. 5, 1763, probably at East 
Haddam, but perhaps at Salisbury; died May 6, 
1826, at Galway, N. Y.; married March 3, 1785, at 

Salisbury, Eunice , born March 16, 1765; died 

Sept. 19, 1839, at Richmond, Huron County, Ohio. 
She married second Aug. 29, 1830, Elisha Freeman. 

It is probable that this Benjamin Scovil is the one 
who, according to the census of 1790, was living in 
Litchfield County, having a family of five persons. 


When but a little past fifteen years of age he enlisted 
Jan. 7, 1778 (another authority says Jan. 9, 1779), 
in Col. Heman Swift's Regiment and was in the com- 
panies of Capt. Steven Miles, Capt. Titus Watson, 
and Capt. S. Comstock and was discharged Nov. 2 
or 3, 1783. Men named Benjamin Scovel received 
bounties in 1779 from the town of Canaan and from 
the town of Salisbury. One was probably this man 
and the other was his father, but it is possible that 
only one man is meant. On April 15, 1818, he applied 
for a pension and was then living at Galway, Saratoga 
County, N. Y. The pension was allowed. The infor- 
mation here given is taken from the pension applica- 
tion, from published Revolutionary rolls, and from an 
old Bible record furnished by his great grandson, 
Charles C. Scovil of Shelbyville, 111., in 1895. Ben- 
jamin Scovil is believed to have removed to Galway 
in or soon after 1791. His widow went to Ohio with 
her second husband. 


267. i. William, born Jan. 15, 1786; married Azubah . 

ii. Deborah, born Sept. 1, 1787; married Oct. 2, 1802, 

Jonas Hobbs; she died 1829. 
iii. Jeremiah, born Aug. 19, 1789; died June 20, 1797. 

268. iv. Benjamin, born May 8, 1791; married Rebecca 

V. Eunice, born Feb. 10, 1793; married May 20, 

1810 ; died April 25, 1847. 

vi. Hannah, born Nov. 2, 1795; married Aug., 1816, 

Stephen Carpenter, 
vii. Henry, born April 1, 1800; died Aug. 9, 1804. 
viii. Electa, born March 9, 1802; married Dec. 25, 
1825, J. Harrison; died Dec. 30, 1825. 

127. Benjamin^ Scovil {Salma'^, Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin"^, John^), born Oct. 24, 1793, at East Haddam; 
died at date and place unknown ; married . 


In 1834 he was living at New London. Tliis is 
proved by a deed {East Haddam Records, vol. 21, page 
393) whereby Benjamin Scovil of New London and his 
brothers and sisters, whose names and residences are 
given, convey to Stephen M. Mitchell an acre of land 
partly in East Haddam, partly in Chatham, near 
Salmon River. This deed is dated Jan. 31, 1834. 

269. i. Salma, born about 1817; married Almaria Holmes. 

128. Harris^ Scovel (Nathan\ Nathan^, Benja- 
min^, John^), born June 7, 1787, probably at Canaan, 
N. Y.; died Oct. 6, 1860, in New York City; married 
June 25, 1822, Elizabeth Burr, born April 19, 1803; 
died June 4, 1838; daughter of Olney and Joanna 
(Phipps) Burr. 

Harris Scovel had a college education ; then studied 
law and practiced in New York from 1816 to 1854. 
He is said to have been a judge. After his wife's death 
he lived with his son-in-law, Benjamin C. Leveridge, 
in East Broadway. He was buried at New Haven. 
He was a Whig in politics, and a member of the Pres- 
byterian Church. Personally he was a man of average 
size, light hair, blue eyes, and good health. 
Children born at New York. 
i. Lucretia Fenn, born Nov. 13, 1823; married Benjamin C. 

ii. Mary Ann, born Sept. 7, 1825; died Aug. 20, 1826. 
iii. Howard, born about 1827; graduated from New York 

University in 1845; probably died unmarried. 
iv. Cornelia, born May 15, 1831; died Feb. 27, 1832. 
v. Elizabeth, born Aug. 30, 1834; married Dexter Howe. 

129. Nathan^ Scovel {Nathan^, Nathan^, Benja- 
min^, John^), born June 5, 1789, probably at King's 
District, now Canaan, N. Y.; died at Painted Post, 
Steuben County, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1874; married Jan. 8, 


1816, Hannah Black, born Nov. 6, 1793, at Colchester, 
Connecticut; died 1855 at Burdette, N. Y.; daughter 
of Joseph and Alice (Welles) Black of Colchester, and 
Bradford County, Pa. Alice Welles was daughter of 
Lieut. James Welles of Colchester, who was killed at 
Wyoming, July 3, 1778, aged 46, by his wife Hannah 

Nathan Scovel received a medical education at the 
Albany Medical College and settled as a practicing 
physician at Merryall, Wyalusing township, Brad- 
ford County, Pa. He remained there until about 
1822 and then removed to Hector, Schuyler County, 
N. Y., and lived on the shore of Lake Seneca, near 
Burdette. Late in life he went to Painted Post, where 
he died. He was a man of average height, blue eyes, 
dark hair, and robust health. 

Children born at Wyalusing, Pa. 

Harris, born Nov, 16, 1816; married Sarah Owen. 

Harriet, born Oct. 3, 1817; married Nelson Wick- 

Otis, born Jan. 12, 1819; died Aug. 14, 1822. 

Lydia, born Dec. 5, 1820; married David Slawson. 

Aranthus Everts, born Oct. 26, 1822; married 
Arvilla Martin. 

Children born at Burdette, N. Y. 
Rachel, born May 16, 1825; married Peter Anthony. 
Elizabeth, born Aug. 28, 1827; died Feb. 13, 1829. 
Nathan, born July 26, 1829; married Hannah Aller. 

Joseph, born Feb. 17, 1831; married . 

Laura, born Oct. 28, 1832; married Henry Klepper. 
Mary, born June 21, 1834; married Samuel Stevens. 

130. Mary^ Scovell {Solomon*, Nathan^, Benja- 
min^, John^), born Dec. 24, 1785, at Colchester; died 
(place and date not found); married March 31, 1803, 
at Colchester, Marvin Smith. 

She was living in 1832. 






















i. Harriet E., born . 

ii. Mary A., born . 

131. Harriet^ Scovell {Solomon'^, Nathan^, Benja- 
min"^, John^), born Jan. 1, 1788, at Colchester; died 
July 2, 1823, at Williamstown, Mass.; married April 
20, 1817, at Colchester, Asa Northam. 

Harriet Scovell was Asa Northam's third wife. 
She seems to have gone to Williamstown immediately 
after her marriage. Her children were living there 
in 1832. She died before her father, and is mentioned 
in his will. 

Children born at Williamstown, Mass. 
Abigail Jane, born Nov. 4, 1818. 
Samuel D., born June 4, 1821. 

Solomon Scovell, born June 12, 1823; married May 26, 
1850, Lucy Leonard Miller, sister of John Hamlin and 
lived at Westfield, Mass. James Hamlin Genealogy, 
page 511. 

132. Sarah Ann^ Scovell {Solomon^, Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Feb. 13, 1791, at Colchester; 

died at ; married first March 2, 1812, 

at Colchester, Daniel Foote, born Sept. 23, 1789, 
at Colchester; died Oct. 6, 1815, at Westfield, Mass., 
where he had settled. He was son of Stephen and 
Hannah (Waterman) Foote of Colchester. She mar- 
ried second Feb. 25, 1824, at Colchester, Stephen 

Tracy, born Sept. 13, 1790, at Franklin; died 

at ; son of Joshua and Sarah (Payne) Tracy. 

Stephen Tracy was a blacksmith and lived at 
Franklin. Sarah Ann (Scovell) Foote was his second 

It would appear that after the death of her first 
husband Mrs. Foote returned to her father's house in 
Colchester. In his will dated Aug. 6, 1831, Solomon 


Scovell leaves to his daughter Sarah Ann Tracy all 
his home farm in Colchester on the old New London 
road, and also legacies to each of her five children. 
i. Daniel William Henry Foote, born Aug. 31, 1813. 
ii. Sarah Ann, born Sept. 12, 1815, at Westfield, Mass. 
iii. Harriet Scovell Tracy, born June 1, 1825, at Norwich, 
iv. Eunice Eliza Tracy, born July 5, 1827, at Norwich. 
V. Caroline Elizabeth Tracy, born May 9, 1831, at Norwich. 

133. Amherst David^ Scovell {Solomon"^, Nathan^y 
Benjamin"^, JohnS), born Feb. 1, 1798, probably in 
Colchester; died there July 31, 1837; married Jan. 
10, 1825, Rebecca Coggeshall or Cogswell, born Feb. 

18, 1787, at Coventry; died at ; perhaps 

daughter of Amos and Rebecca (Chamberlain) Cogs- 
well of Coventry. 

The will of Amherst D. Scovell of Colchester, 
dated April 1, 1837, is recorded at Colchester. He 
makes bequests to his son Henry Amherst Scovell; 
to his son Franklin Jackson Scovell he leaves his box 
of mathematical instruments, his Carolina cane marked 
J. C. C, and orders the executrix to purchase for him 
a gold watch equal in value to the one he had given 
to his son Henry. All the rest of his estate is given 
to his wife Rebecca, whom he makes executrix. 
Children horn at Colchester. 

278. i. Henry Amherst, born April 5, 1826; married Jane 

E. Cope. 

279. ii. Franklin Jackson, born Sept. 22, 1832; married 

Mary . 

134. David^ Scovell {Moses^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, 
Joh'n}), born Jan. 18, 1788, at Lebanon (?); died 

Dec. 4, 1871, at Johnstown, Ohio; married 

Clarissa , born May 22, 1789; died June 1, 

1859, at Johnstown, Ohio. 


David Scovell came to Johnstown, Ohio, with his 
father, and remained there all his life. 

Children born at Johnstown, Ohio. 

i. Eliza Carpenter, born Sept. 2, 1811; married 
Gardner Crocker. 

ii. Lucy Church, born . 

iii. Sabra Jane, born . 

iv. Eunice Carpenter, born . 

V. Moses Nathan, born Oct. 26, 1823; died at Johns- 
town, Ohio, Mar. 15, 1880. 
280. vi. Asa Baker, born about 1825; married three times, 
vii. Lydia, born March 8, 1826; died May 12, 1902; 

viii. Israel Harding, born March 31, 1828; married 
; died May 30, 1906. 

135. Anderson^ Scovel (Moses\ Nathan^, Benja- 
min^, John^), born about 1788 to 1790 at Exeter Town- 
ship, Luzerne County, Pa.; died there July, 1816; 
married about 1812 Mrs. Anne (Carney) McMuller, 
born Nov., 1787; died Jan. 31, 1869; daughter of 
Elijah (?) Carney. 

Anderson Scovel resided at Exeter (Westmoreland), 
Pa. He was a private in the 45th Regiment, First 
Company, Capt. Joseph Camp's, on Nov. 15, 1814. 
He left a small estate. His widow married Stephen 
Harding and had children: James, Elijah C, Olive, 
Lilla, and Eveline. The survivor of these, Elijah C. 
Harding of Kingsley, Pa., 82 years old in 1911, fur- 
nished the information here given. 


281. i. Rachel Baker, born Aug. 16, 1813; married Naaman 


282. ii. Mary Eve, born March 24, 1815; married Almon 

iii. Almira, born 1817; died at Honesdale, Pa., Sept. 
5, 1842; unmarried; buried at South Harford, Pa. 


136. HuRLBURT^ ScovEL (Moses^^, Nathan^ Ben- 
jamin^, John^), born about 1792 at Exeter township, 
Pa. ; date and place of death not found. He was living 
at Granville, Ohio, in 1868 {Old Northwest Quarterly, 
vol. 8, page 315). Another source of information 
says he lived at Galena, Ohio. He married and had at 
least one son, but efforts to learn more about him have 

been unsuccessful. 

i. Chester, born ; married . 

137. Sally^ Scovell {Amherst"^, Nathan^, Benja- 
min^, John^), born March 28, 1802, at Lebanon; died 
Feb. 4, 1842; married June 18, 1833, at Lebanon, 
Clement Wakely of Lamaster (Lancaster ?), N. Y. 

It is said that they had no children. 

138. Elizabeth^ Scovell {Amherst^, Nathan^, Ben- 
jamin"^, John^), born March 29, 1802, at Lebanon; 

died at ; married Jan. 29, 1824, Darius 

Kingsley of Columbia. 

Soon after their marriage Darius Kingsley and his 
wife removed to Lodi, Wisconsin. 

Two of their sons served in Wisconsin regiments 
during the Civil War and lost their lives. 
i. Sarah, born Feb. 9, 1825. 
ii. Elizabeth, born March 31, 1827. 
iii. Mariana, born May 4, 1830. 
iv. Amherst Scovell, born Dec. 23, 1832. 
V. Porter Sprague, born March 5, 1835. 
vi. Emily, born Nov. 21, 1837. 
vii. Miranda, born Dec. 31, 1840. 
viii. George W., born Sept. 2, 1843. 
ix. Henry D., born Feb. 5, 1849. 

139. Charles Amherst^ Scovell {Amherst*, 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born March 23, 1804, at 


Lebanon (Columbia); died at Franklin, Jan. or June 
1, 1867; married Aug. 27, 1828, Harriet Safford of 

Charles Amherst Scovell lived at Franklin. 
i. A child who died very young. 

ii. Elizabeth A., born , 1831; married David Little 

and died at Columbia, May 30, 1851, aged 20 years. 

140. Fanny Little^ Scovell (Amherst*, Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Mar. 22, 1806, at Lebanon or 

Columbia; died at ; married Oct. 10, 

1827, Elisha Hayward of Lebanon, and Buffalo, N. Y., 
son of Deacon John and Eunice (Hutchinson) Hay- 
ward, born May 22, 1802, in Lebanon. 


i. A daughter born ; married J. C. Elliott. 

ii. George, born . 

141. Lydia Little^ Scovell {Amherst"^, Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, JohnS), born Jan. 15, 1808, at Lebanon or 

Columbia; died at ; married Feb. 20, 

1838, Sanford Yeomans of Columbia. 


i. Emily, born ; married Mr. Cobb; residence, 


ii. Sarah, born ; married Mr. White; residence 


142. Mary Ann^ Scovell {Amherst*, Nathan^, 
Benjamin,^ John^), born Dec. 5, 1809, at Lebanon or 
Columbia; died March 27, 1890, at Andover; married 
Dec. 26, 1831, Daniel Porter Sprague, born Oct. 19, 
1801, at Longmeadow, Mass., or perhaps in Andover, 
Connecticut; died March 26, 1883, at Andover; 

son of and Elizabeth (Porter) Sprague of 



Daniel Porter Sprague was a wagon and carriage 

builder at Andover, where he resided from boyhood. 

He was a Republican in politics and a member of the 

Congregational Church. 

Children horn at Andover. 
i. Ellen Maria, born June 4, 1837 ; resides at Toronto, Canada, 
with her sister, Mrs. Pardee. She lived at Chicago 
for years. Unmarried. 

ii. Catherine, born Oct. 18, 1841; married July 20, 1871, at 
Andover, Albert H. Lyman. 

iii. Mary Scovell, born July 11, 1851; married Avern Pardoe. 
They reside at Toronto, Canada, where Mr. Pardoe is 
librarian of Parliament. He came from Stratford-on- 
Avon, England, to Toronto forty years ago and was for 
some time managing editor of the Toronto Globe, before 
entering the civil service. Children: Avern Pardoe, Jr.; 
William Sprague Pardoe, two surviving daughters, and 
others who have deceased. 

143. Caroline^ Scovell {Amherst,^ Nathan,^ Ben- 
jamin^, John^), born Dec. 10, 1811, at Lebanon or 

Columbia; died 1884, at Springville, N. Y.; 

married Feb. 22, 1849, Rev. Albert Alexander Von 

Puttkamer, born in Prussia; died 

1890, in New York City. He was educated at the 
University of Heidelberg, and came to the United 
States to avoid a military career. By doing so he lost 
his ancestral estates, the rental of eleven villages in 
Prussia. His father commanded the Reserve Army 
of Prussia in the reign of Frederick William III, 1797- 
1840. His niece was the Princess Bismarck and her 
brother, Robert Victor Von Puttkamer, was made 
by Bismarck the minister of education for Germany. 

Mr. Von Puttkamer left all his riches behind when 
he came to America, but his wife's thrift enabled 
them to live comfortably. He was for some years be- 
fore the Civil War the pastor of a flourishing Lutheran 
church at Albany, N. Y., and was an able preacher. 


About 1875 they were living at Defiance, N. Y., where 
they were among warm friends in a home amid an 
abundance of flowers. Later still a relative provided 
them a home in Springville, N. Y., where Mrs. Von 
Puttkamer died. After her death Mr. Von Putt- 
kamer went to a home for aged ministers near New 
York City, where he died. They had no children. 

144. John Buckingham^ Scovell {Amherst*, 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, John}), born June 16, 1814, in 
Lebanon; died there July 18, 1900; married March 
8, 1841, Ellen Potter, born Dec. 9, 1811, at Sterling; 
died March 9, 1890, at Lebanon. 

John Buckingham Scovell lived all his life in 
Lebanon, near the Columbia line, on his father's 
farm. The old house was burned during his life, and 
another was occupied which was a few rods north 
of the old one. He was a farmer and an intelligent 
and active man. 

i. George Mason, born March 31, 1842; resides near 
Chestnut Hill (town of Lebanon). He is un- 
married. Has been a railroad conductor. 
ii. Dan Carpenter, born Feb. 18, 1844; died Nov. 25, 
1880. He was a railroad man and was killed in an 
accident at Cranston, R. L He was unmarried. 

283. iii. Henry Gilbert, born June 28, 1846; married Dora 

W. Tucker. 

284. iv. Amherst Buckingham, born Jan. 1, 1849; married 

Adelaide O. Fox. 

145. Mark^ Scovill {Selah^, Asa*, John^, John\ 
John^), born July 24, 1789, at Waterbury; died March 
2, 1852, in Ohio; married (date not found) Amelia 

Adams, born ; died Aug. 8, 1874; daughter 

of Asahel Adams of Waterbury. 

Mark Scovill was living at Waterbury in 1819, but 
removed to Ohio not long afterward. 



285. i. Mary, born April 6, 1816; married (1) Robert 

Kearney; (2) Philip Bell; (3) Peter Dilly; (4) 
Samuel Geddis. 
ii. Eunice, born May 1, 1819; died Jan. 11, 1882; 

286. iii. Lester Seeley, born Jan. 23, 1823; married Hannah 

M. Scovill. 

287. iv. Selden Mark, born July 11, 1827; married (1) 

Sarah E. Burnett; (2) Cornelia Foreman. 

146. Ebenezer Roberts^ Scovill {Selah\ Asa^y 
John\ John\ John^), born Nov. 25, 1791, at Water- 
bury; died May 13, 1873, at Vienna, O.; married Dec. 
22, 1817, at Delhi, N. Y., Sally Bassett, born April 
20, 1793; died Oct. 28, 1866, at Vienna, Ohio; 
daughter of Deacon Horace (?) Bassett of Delhi, N. Y. 
Ebenezer R. Scovill served in Capt. A. Bray's 
Company, Connecticut Militia, enlisting July 17, 
1814; discharged Sept. 16, 1814; pensioner of the 
War of 1812. After that time he removed to Meredith, 
N. Y., and then to Vienna, Ohio, in 1837. 
Children born at Meredith, N. Y. 
i. John, born Nov. 14, 1818; died Aug. 24, 1888, at 
East Liverpool, O.; unmarried. 

288. ii. William Seeley, born Feb. 1, 1820; married Eliza- 

beth W. Allen. 

289. iii. Lemuel, born Sept. 19, 1821; married Adeline 

Augusta Fuller. 

290. iv. Joseph Roberts, born April 13, 1823; married 

Mary Ann Trotter, 
v. Harriet Newell, born April 3, 1825; died July 10, 

1875; unmarried, 
vi. Bennet, born Feb. 6, 1828; died Aug. 24, 1863, 
at Vicksburg, Miss. A Union soldier; unmarried. 

291. vii. Henry, born Dec. 5, 1830; married Jane J. Butler. 

292. viii. Horace Bassett, born Nov. 12, 1832; married 

Boadicea B. Bartholomew. 

293. ix. Horatio Bardwell, born Nov. 12, 1832; married 

(1) Maria Goodale; (2) Anne Elizabeth Mattheson. 


147. Lois^ ScoviLL {Selah^, Asa"^, John^, John^, 
John"), born Dec. 22, 1795, at Plymouth; died Aug. 
11, 1883; married June 6, 1830, at Plymouth, Willis 
Morse, born Nov. 27, 1794, at Plymouth; date of 
death not found; son of Moses and Mary (Dutton) 

Children horn at Litchfield. 
i. Selah Scovill, born Oct. 26, 1830. 
ii. Samuel Willis, born Aug. 8, 1832. 

148. Martha« Scovill {Selah,^ Asa\ John\ John^, 
John'), born Feb. 8, 1798, at Plymouth; died May 16, 
1849, at New Britain; married Nov. 6, 1824, at Plym- 
outh, Nehemiah Peck, born Sept. 26, 1793, at Bristol; 
died March 30, 1861, at Burlington, Vt.; son of 
Lament and Rebecca (Tracy) Peck. 

Children born at Bristol. 
i. James, born Sept. 25, 1825; died July 19, 1830. 
ii. Mary Scovill, born April 20, 1827; married Charles 

iii. Nehemiah, born May 2, 1829; died 1863 at New Britain, 

iv. James Gorham, born May 28, 1831; married Rebecca S. 

V. David Brainard, born March 15, 1833; married Frances 

A. Brainard. 
vi. Susan Rich, born May 11, 1835; died 1853. 
vii. Sarah Bunnell, born Feb. 7, 1838; married Percy Rice, 
viii. William Henry Harrison, born Feb. 1, 1841. 

149. Lemuel^ Scovill {Sela¥, Asa\ John^, John^, 
John'), born Dec. 9, 1800, at Plymouth; died about 
1865 in Wisconsin; married first Oct. 24, 1824, at 
Plymouth, Maria Atkins, born Sept. 8, 1802, at Plym- 
outh; died there Feb. 10, 1826; daughter of David 
and Cornelia (Cleaver) Atkins; married second 1844, 
Eleanor, daughter of John Reese. 

Lemuel Scovill was by trade a blacksmith. 



David Atkins, born Jan. 27, 1826. 

ii. Henry R., born June 9, 1831. 

iii. Everett, born May 19, 1833; died Sept. 2, 1834. 

iv. Everett, born Sept. 14, 1834. 

V. Maria, born Dec. 1, 1835. 

vi. Helen, born Jan. 7, 1838. 

vii. Martin Luther, born June 11, 1839. 

viii. Charles, born June 27, 1841. 

ix. John Reese, born March 23, 1845. 

X. Sarah Ann, born April 22, 1846; died Jan. 31, 1854. 

150. Marylinda^ Scovill (Selah\ Asa^, John^, 
John^, John}), born Jan. 17, 1803, at Plymouth; died 
June 10, 1873, at Yalesville; married Oct. 3, 1821, 
at Plymouth, John Cleaver Atkins, born Aug. 26, 
1796, at Plymouth; died June 10, 1873, at Yalesville; 
son of David and Cornelia (Cleaver) Atkins. 
Children horn at Plymouth. 
i. Milo, born Jan. 4, 1823; died unmarried. 
ii. Susan, born Mar. 15, 1825; married M. L. C. Allen; died 

Sept. 11, 1902, at Portland. One daughter, Estella 

Evelyn, born June 6, 1847. 
iii. Roberts, born Oct. 29, 1827; married Mrs. Jennette A. 

(Smith) Plumb; resides at Yalesville. 
iv. Franklin, born May 21, 1832; died unmarried. 
V. Julia, born Dec. 19, 1834; died unmarried. 
vi. Mary Lois, born Mar. 9, 1837; died unmarried. 

151. JOEL^ Scovill {Amasa\ Asa^, John^, John^, 
John^), born Sept. 16, 1783, at Waterbury; died 
March 8, 1827, at Vienna, Ohio; married Feb. 27, 1805, 
at Woodbury, Lydia Manville, baptized May 21, 1780, 
at Woodbury ; daughter of John and Elizabeth (Weed) 

Joel Scovill resided at Woodbury ; was a member of 
St. Paul's Church until 1817, when he removed to 
Vienna, Ohio. 


Children born at Waterbury, Woodbury, and Vienna. 

294. i. Lucius Nelson, born Mar. 18, 1806; married Lucy 


295. ii. Esther Eliza, born Dec. 9, 1809; married first Ralph 

Pinney; married second John Murphy. 

iii. Charles Manvill, born Oct. 4, 1814; married Eliza- 
beth Beecher. 

iv. Elvira Lydia, born Aug. 4, 1817; married Dudley 

V. Sylvanus Selah, born Sept. 6, 1819; married Elizabeth 

vi. Mary Ann, born Nov. 6, 1821; married 


152. AsAHEL^ ScoviLL {Atuasa^, Asa"^, John^, John^, 
John'), born Feb. 8, 1785, at Waterbury; died April 
13, 1867, at Georgetown, Ohio; married June 14, 1807, 
at Oxford, Connecticut, Olivia Griffin, born March 24, 
1788, at Oxford; died Oct. 15, 1841, at Montgomery, 
Ohio; daughter of John and Dinah (Smith) Griffin. 

Asahel Scovill was a farmer. He was a New Light 
Baptist, and a Republican in politics. He removed to 
Vienna, Ohio, soon after his marriage. 

Children born at Vienna, Ohio. 
i. Caroline, born . 

298. ii. Asahel Alonzo, born ; married Mary Lan- 

iii. Lorenzo, born ; died in infancy at Vienna, 


iv. Sarah Olivia, born . 

V. Julia Ann, born . 

vi. Minerva, born ; married Dr. Thomas W. 

Gordon of Georgetown, Ohio, 
vii. Bostwick, born ; died at Rowland, Ohio, 

aged 8 years. 
viii. John Griffin, born ; married . 

299. ix. Selden Smith, born Sept. 9, 1824; married Mary 

Ann Blake. 
X. Lavinia Cornelia, born . 

xi. Sophronia Spaulding, born 
xii. Mary Emeline, born 


153. RoswELL^ ScoviLL (Amasa^ Asa^, John^, 
John\ John'), born Jan. 28, 1787, at Waterbury; 
died in Utah aged 96; married June 10, 1807, Hepsibah 
Sharp*. About 1810 he went to Lorain County, 
Ohio, and Nov. 10, 1811, married Sally Gregory and 
third, Sally Ann Thorpe. He was in the War of 1812. 
He moved to Salt Lake City about 1857 and, at the 
age of ninety or more, married a Mormon wife. 


i. Samuel Roswell, born Aug. 28, 1810. 

ii. David, born . 

300. iii. Lorana, born July 16, 1812; married Mr. Thorpe. 

301. iv. Amasa, born Feb. 18, 1815; married (1) Laura 

Ruggles; (2) Sarah Comstock; (3) Ann Gledhill; 
(4) Clara Guyman. 

302. V. Asahel, born Jan. 17, 1816; married . 

vi. Sarah, born July 3, 1818. 

vii. Esther, born Dec. 31, 1819. 

154. Ansel^ Scovill (Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John^, 
John'), born Aug. 17, 1790, at Waterbury; died July 
25, 1869, at Vienna, Ohio; married in Connecticut (date 
not found) Louisiana Scovill, born Dec. 9, 1793, at 
Waterbury; died 1869 at Vienna, Ohio; daughter of 
Selden and Mehitabel (Blakeslee) Scovill. 

Ansel Scovill removed to Vienna, Ohio, immediately 
after his marriage. 

Children horn at Vienna, Ohio. 

303. i. Louisa Maria, born Sept. 13, 1814; married Nelson 


ii. Asa Elmer, born Aug. 20, 1816; died . 

iii. Selden Perry, born May 25, 1820; died . 

304. iv. Leroy Ansel, born April 7, 1828; married Adeline A. 


*Mrs. Hepsibah Scovill obtained a divorce from Roswell Scovill on 
nds of desertion "about Nov. 1, 1810." 



155. Sarah^ Scovill (Amasa^, Asa\ John^, John^, 
John^), born Sept. 19, 1793, at Waterbury; died about 
1851 at Montgomery, Marion County, Ohio; married 
Obadiah Wheeler, born probably in Woodbury; died 
in Iowa. 

Children born in Ohio. 

i. Sterling, born . 

ii. Meroa, born 

iii. Elizabeth Ann, born ; married John Sowers, who 

died at Rowland, Ohio. One child, Sarah A., born 1836; 
died July 3, 1880; married Wallace Kennedy. 

156. Merrill^ Scovill (Amasa^ Asa\ John^, 
John\ John^), born May 30, 1797, at Waterbury; died 
1849 at Rowland, Ohio; married Marinda Wheeler, 
daughter of Job Wheeler. 


i. James, born . 

ii. Wheeler, born ; married Lovina Alderman, born 

July 16, 1826; died 1881 at Sharon, Pa., daughter of 
Araunah and Eunice T. (Munson) Alderman of Brook- 
field, Ohio. 

iii. Charles, born . 

iv. Ellen, born . 

V. Hiram, born . 

vi. Almira, born . 

vii. Corintha, born . 

viii. Harrison, born . 

ix. Jane, born ; married Elijah Medley. 

X. Lemuel, born . 

157. Susanna^ Scovill (Selden^, Asa"^, John^, John^, 
JohnS), born July 15, 1785, at Waterbury; died Feb. 
5, 1852; married Chauncey Hickcox, born July 21, 
1773, at Waterbury; son of Daniel and Sibyl (Bar- 
tholomew) Hickcox; removed to Vienna, Ohio, before 
May, 1817. 



i. William, bom ; married (1) Melicent Scovill; (2) 

Dorcas . 

ii. Chandler, born ; married Ursula Langley. 

iii. Isaac Chauncey, born 1810, 

iv. Eliza, born . 

V. Abigail, born ; married William Caldwell. 

vi. Mary, born ; married William Barker. 

vii. Anna, born . 

viii. Selden Reynolds, born ; married Harriet Blake. 

158. Sarah^ Scovill {Selden^, Asa"^, John^, John^, 
John^), born Nov. 9, 1788, at Waterbury; died Jan. 
17, 1875; married Jehiel Perkins, born (date not 
found); died Nov. 12, 1870. He removed to Vienna, 
Ohio, before 1817. 


i. Samuel, born . 

ii. Anson, born . 

159. Selden^ Scovill (Selden^, Asa\ John^, John^, 
John}), born July 18, 1791, at Waterbury; died June 
5, 1872; married Harriet Truesdell, born (date not 
found); died Aug. 6, 1867. 

Selden Scovill removed to Vienna, Ohio, before 
May, 1817. 

i. Garry, born Feb. 19, 1812; died in infancy, 
ii. William, born Feb. 1, 1836. 

160. Reuben Blakeslee" Scovill {Selden^, Asa^, 
John^, John'^, John^), born June 11, 1795, at Water- 
bury; died May 11, 1872, at Ogden, Utah; married 
April 2, 1818, Mary Ann Wheeler, daughter of Asa 

Reuben B. Scovill removed to Vienna, Ohio. 
i. Hannah Mehitabel, born Aug. 14, 1827. 


161. Ransom^ Scovill {Daniel^, Asa'^, John^, John^, 
John^), born Sept. 7, 1792, at Waterbury; died Jan. 
19, 1873, at Watertown; married first April, 1816, at 
Wood bridge, Mary Andrews, born 1798; died May 11, 
1821, at Watertown; married second June 12, 1822, 
at Watertown, Harriet Andrews, born Feb. 22, 1795, 
at Woodbridge; died Oct. 20, 1862, at Watertown; 
married third Jan. 5, 1863, at Waterbury, Mrs. Julia 
Ransom, born 1808 at Southbury; died Sept. 24, 
1863, at Watertown; married fourth April 2, 1864, 
at Naugatuck, Mrs. Cynthia Hotchkiss, born (date 
not found); died at Naugatuck Nov. 22, 1869. 

Ransom Scovill settled in Watertown in August, 
1817. He was a carpenter by trade. No children. 

162. Stephen^ Scovill (Daniel^ Asa\ John^, John^, 
John^), born Feb. 8, 1794, in Waterbury; died at 
Vienna, Ohio; married at Waterbury (date not found) 
Esther Adams, born in Waterbury and died at Vienna, 
Ohio, daughter of Asahel Adams. 

Stephen Scovill removed from Waterbury to 
Vienna, Ohio, about 1820. 


i. Nancy, born ; married Robert Baggs (or Boise). 

ii. Charles, born ; died young. 

iii. Asahel, born . 

iv. George, born ; died young. 

163. Enoch^ Scovill (Daniel^, Asa'^, John^, John^, 
John^), born July 3, 1804, probably in Waterbury; 
date of death not found. He married first Sarah 
Lewis ; second Electa Tyler. 

Nothing more has been learned about him. 

305. i. Henry, born ; married . 

ii. Sarah, born . 


164. Leonard^ Scovill {Daniel^ Asa^, John^, 
John^, John^), dates of birth and death not found; 
married Emily Bradley, of whom nothing has been 


306. i. Edward, born April 1, 1830; married Mary Roberts. 

ii. Maria Sally, born ; married George W. Battles. 

iii. Emogene, born ; married William C. Herr. 

165. AsA^ Scovill {Obadiah% Asa\ John^, John^, 
John^), born Dec. 6, 1790, at Waterbury; died Jan. 
28, 1827, at Vienna, Ohio; married June, 1812, at 
Bristol, Lucy Row or Rew, who died July 4, 1827, 
at Vienna, Ohio. 

Nothing more has been learned of them or their 

166. Joseph^ Scovill {Obadia¥, Asa^, John^, John^, 
John^), born Sept. 3, 1794, at Waterbury; date and 
place of death not found; married (date not found) 
Lucy Munson, born Feb. 28, 1801, at Waterbury; 
died (date not found); daughter of Calvin and Sarah 
(Hungerford) Munson of Waterbury and Vienna, Ohio. 

Joseph Scovill was in Vienna, Ohio, as early as 
Dec. 15, 1823; nothing further has been learned about 
him or his family. 

167. Hannah^ Scovill (Obadiah\ Asa\ John^, 
John^, John}), born Oct. 15, 1796, at Waterbury; died 
(date and place not found); married April 15, 1818, 
at Waterbury, Julius Morris, born May 18, 1796, at 
Waterbury; died ; son of David Morris. 

Julius Morris lived at Waterbury. 

Children horn at Waterbury. 
Fanny Jewett, born Oct. 23, 1820; died 1825. 
Julia Ann, born Sept. 14, 1823. 

William Augustus, born April 5, 1825; married Mary A. 


168. Marcus^ Scovill {Ohadiah^, Asa'^, John^, 
John^, John^), born Jan. 16, 1804, at Waterbury; died 
Sept. 26, 1843; married Jan. 8, 1828, at Waterbury, 
Ann Todd. No record of children found. 

169. Melicent^ Scovill {Obadiah^, Asa"^, John^, 
John"^, John^), born July 27, 1806, at Waterbury; died 
Aug. 16, 1849; married (date not found) William 
Hickcox, son of Chauncey and Susannah (Scovill) 

170. Malvina^ Scovill {Ohadiah\ Asa\ John\ 
John\ John^), born Nov. 22, 1807, at Waterbury; 
died July 14, 1866, at Vienna, Ohio; married (date not 
found) Julius Truesdell, born (date not found); died 
Jan. 2, 1877, at Vienna, Ohio. Residence, Vienna, 


i. Phila E., born ; married Nov. 1, 1853, Rillman 

Bartholomew; she died June 7, 1905; he died March 
29, 1904; eight children. 

ii. John S., born ; married Mary Butterfield. 

iii. Mary Jane, born ; died young. 

171. BuRRiTT^ Scovill (Obadiah\ Asa\ John\ 
John^, John}), born April 3, 1810, at Waterbury; died 
Oct. 17, 1858, at Vienna, Ohio; married first Clarissa 
Perkins; married second Emma Eckmond. Dates 
not furnished. They lived at Vienna, Ohio. 


i. Laura, born ; married Zephaniah Geizer. 

307. ii. Austin Warren, born ; married Martha A. 


172. Philomela^ Scovill {Obadiah\ Asa\ John^, 
John\ John"), born Oct. 11, 1811, at Waterbury; died 
Dec. 25, 1846; married Lemuel Perkins. 



i. Lucinda, born . 

ii. Morrison, born ; married Anna J. Cahoon. 

iii. William, born . 

iv. Samuel, born ; married Agnes Todd. 

V. Mary, born ; married Joshua Flickinger of 

Columbiana; later a resident of Trumbull County, Ohio. 

173. Smith^ Scovill {Obadiah^, Asa"^, John^, John^, 
John^), born Jan. 22, 1814, in Waterbury; died Aug. 
24, 1866; married first April 8, 1838, at Vienna, Ohio, 
Rachel Bartholomew (date of birth not found); died 
May 25, 1853, at Vienna, Ohio; married second July 
27, 1854, at Hubbard, Ohio, Julia A. Clark, born at 
Hubbard, Ohio; died in 1900 at Vienna; daughter of 
Henry Clark of Hubbard. 

Smith Scovill removed from Waterbury to Vienna 

at the age of 8 years with his parents. He became a 

merchant at Vienna, Ohio. In the years 1862-65 he 

was revenue assessor. Member of Methodist Church. 

Rachel Bartholomew was an aunt of Boadicea 

Bartholomew, wife of Horace Bassett Scoville. 

Children born at Vienna, Ohio. 

i. Mary M., born May 6, 1840; married Charles Rogers. 

308. ii. George Washington, born Dec. 7, 1842; married 

Julia J. Norman. 
iii. Martha B., born Aug. 24, 1848; married Mr. Ordway. 

309. iv. Frank Henry, born Feb. 26, 1858; married May 

Belle Sinclair. 

174. Samuel^ Scovill (Obadiah\ Asa\ John^, 
John\ John'), born July 5, 1817; died May 5, 1881; 
married Mary A. Cratsley. 

i. Emma, born . 

310. ii. Lucius, born July 27, 1843; married Mary A. Roder- 

ick; other information says he married Mary 

311. iii. Wilbur, born ; married . 

312. iv. Marshall, born ; married Emogene Smith. 

V. Frederick, born . 


175. John Way^ Scovill {Obadiak\ Asa\ John^, 
John\ John"), born Sept. 25, 1820; died (date not 
found) ; married (date unknown) Hannah Truesdell. 

i. Willis, born April 25, 1843; unmarried; residence Warren, 

ii. Sarah Ann, born Feb. 28, 1847; married John Paxman; 

no children. 
iii. Emily, born Jan. 12, 1850; married Oscar Wood; one 

daughter, Daisy Wood, 
iv. Lucy, born Sept. 9, 1853; married Charles Frederick; 

two children. 
V. Philomela, born Dec. 23, 1858; married Wallace Dray 

176. George Willis^ Scovill {Reuben^, John^, 
John^, John^, John^), born about 1804 at Waterbury; 
died 1853 at Delaware, Ohio; married (date not found) 
Rosamund Eastman, born at Watertown, Vt., in 
1806; died about 1887. 

George Willis Scovill lived at Burton, Ohio. 

i. Caroline, born ; drowned at age of 4 years. 

ii. Orlean, born ; married and had two children; 

Caroline, who married Mr. Caulkins, and Cora. 
Orlean Scovill, died at Kankakee, 111. 

iii. Andrew, born ; died at Burton, Ohio, aged 

7 years. 

iv. Myron, born ; married and left children: 

Jessie, who married Stanley Winget of York, Pa., 
and William, who lives at Columbus, Ohio. 
Myron Scovill died at Columbus, O. 

313. V. George Riley, born April 4, 1832, at Burton, O.; 

married Olive Naomi Ackley. 

314. vi. Charles Willis, born at Burton, Ohio; married 

Elizabeth Ann Wallbridge. 

vii. Elizabeth Henrietta, born ; married H. E. 

Horn; residence Marion, Ohio. 

viii. James, born ; a Civil War veteran ; residence 

Chicago, 111. 

ix. John Benham, born ; served in the Union 

army during the Civil War. 


177. John Benham^ Scovil {Reuben^, John"^, John^, 
John^, John}), born about 1807 at Watertown (?); 
died March 30, 1899, at Burton, Ohio, aged 92 years; 
married Aug. 24, 1845, at Woodbridge, Eunice Ann 
Crampton, born about 1821; died Feb. 14, 1905, aged 
84 years. They Hved at Burton, Ohio. 

Children born at Burton, Ohio. 
315. i. William Elmer, born Jan. 13, 1850; married Cornelia 
A. Durkee. 
ii. Mary Deete, born June 1, 1854; died March 26, 1872. 

178. Joseph A.*' Scovil {Joseph^, John\ John^, 
John^, John^), born Jan. 30, 1815, at Woodbury; 

died ; married Caroline Schaub, born 1817 in 

South Carolina. 

Lived in New York City; was editor of The Pick 
(a mining journal), and author of various works, one 
being Old Merchants of New York, in 3 volumes (under 
pseudonym of Walter Barret). He was also a war 
correspondent. No information concerning his family. 

179. Leveret^ Scovill {Timothy,^ Timothy\ 
John^, John"^, John^), born about 1794; died Sept. 6, 
1856, at Oxford; married first March 10, 1822, at 
Derby, Lucinda Botsford, born at Derby, daughter 
of Ezra and Experience (Curtiss) Botsford. Mrs. 
Lucinda Scovill obtained a divorce at New Haven 
in 1829, and married second Thomas McCauley, and 
removed to Summit County, Ohio. Leveret Scovill 
married second Dec. 14, 1844, at Seymour, Betsey 
Durand. She died at Mantua, Ohio, at the house of 
her son James. She married (2) Marvin Sanford. 

Mr. Scovill was a stone mason and contractor. 
He lived at Derby, and for some years at New Haven, 
where he built the stone wharves. He served in the 
Mexican War. 














Children born at Seymour. 
Marianne, bapt. June 24, 1823. 

Charles, born ; married Sarah F. Talmadge. 

James, born ; married . 

Bennet, born Aug. 30, 1838; married Adelia A. 


Sarah, born ; married Exlward Lambert. 

Eliza, born ; died at Naugatuck. 

Harriet, born ; married Feb. 1, 1866, Henry 

M. Sharp. 
? vii. Frances E., born ; married Sept. 22, 1851, 

Isaac N. Fuller of Warren. 

180. Laura^ Scovill (Timothy^ Timothy\ John^, 
John^, John^)', dates of birth and death not found; 
married Isaac Smith. 

They removed to Vermont; living 1857-1866 at 
Burlington, Vt.; members of Methodist Church there. 

Mr. Smith had second wife Marsilvia . 

i. Eldest son; a Methodist minister; died leaving two 
children whom the grandparents brought up. 

ii. Hiram, born . 

iii. George, born . 

Harriet, born 
Mary, born — 

181. Bennett® Scovill (Timothy^, Timothy*, Johnny 
John\ John^), born Dec. 20, 1808, at Oxford; died 
Dec. 19, 1893, at New Haven; married at Oxford, 
July 3, 1842, Lucinda Sperry, born Jan. 1, 1824, at 
Oxford; died March 3, 1903, at New Haven; daughter 
of Silas and Lucinda (Chatfield) Sperry. 

Bennett Scovill resided at New Haven and was a 

Children born at New Haven. 

320. i. Martha Jane, born 1847; married Frederick R. 


ii. Frances Crane, born ; died Aug. 31, 1849, 

aged 3 years. 

321. iii. Ida Marion, born ; married Jerome Johnson. 

iv. Burton, born Feb., 1855; died Sept. 6, 1857. 


182. Barzillai^ Scovill {Noah\ Timothy\ John^, 
John"^, John}), born Feb. 4, 1784, at Waterbury; died 
Sept. 21, 1864, at Middlebury; married, about 1809, 
Araminta Wheeler, born March 10, 1781, at Wood- 
bury; died Dec. 20, 1869, at Middlebury; daughter 
of Obadiah and Mary (Manville) Wheeler of Wood- 

Barzillai Scovill lived at Middlebury. He was a 
blacksmith by trade, a Democrat in politics, and an 
Episcopalian in religious preference. 

Children horn at Middlebury. 

i. Stephen, born ; left home and was never 

heard from. 

322. ii. Simmons Wheeler, born Aug. 21, 1811; married 

Sarah G. Price, 
iii. Susan, born Aug. 21, 1811; died in infancy. 

323. iv. Simpson, born Jan., 1813; married Mrs. Frances 


324. V. Elias, born Dec. 24, 1814; married Armena A. Cady. 
vi. Silas, born Dec. 24, 1814; died at Williamstown, 

Mass., unmarried, 
vii. Araminta, born 1816; died in infancy. 

325. viii. Almira, born Feb. 13, 1818; married Henry Sacket. 

326. ix. David, born Oct. 8, 1822; married Jane Yale. 

327. X. Sarah, born Oct. 8, 1822; married Lester Bronson. 

328. xi. Beverly, born about 1827; married Martha E. 


183. Aaron^ Scovill {Noa¥, Timothy^, John^, 
John^ John^), born Oct. 10, 1785, at Waterbury; died 
April 26, 1826; married (date not found) Eunice 
Twitchell, born 1780; died April 9, 1863, at Nauga- 

Aaron Scovill lived at Middlebury; was a farmer. 

329. i. Sally D., born 1801; married James McEwen. 

ii. Jennette A., born 1809; died Dec. 10, 1874, un- 

330. iii. Jane C, born Aug. 13, 1811; married Davis Grilley. 


331. iv. Emeret, born ; married Leonard L. Dougal. 

332. V. Emily, born 1816; married George Tongue. 

vi. Eliza H., born ; married George Tongue. 

vii. Dwight, born about 1825; died Dec. 17, 1828. 

184. Melissa E.^ Scovill {Daniel^, Timothy^, 
John\ John\ John'), born Oct. 22, 1817, at Water- 
bury; died Dec. 17, 1869, at Wolcott; married Jan. 
13, 1835, at Waterbury, William C. Sizer, born Sept. 
24, 1811, in England; died Sept. 28, 1873, at Wolcott. 

Child born in Waterbury. 
i. Caroline E, born Aug. 4, 1837; died May 18, 1896, at Wol- 
cott; married May 6, 1867, at Wolcott, Elmer L. Andrews, 
born Dec. 7, 1844, at Wolcott; died Jan. 6, 1911, at Wolcott; 
son of Chester Andrews; buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, 
Waterbury. Children: Carrie E., Etta E., Frederick, Alice, 

185. Nancy* Scovill (David Killutn^, Timothy^, 
John\ John% John^), born Aug. 8, 1801, at Waterbury; 
died there Dec. 26, 1828; married Nov. 24, 1823, at 
Waterbury, Joseph Edward Chatfield, born (date 
not found); died Oct. 20, 1830, at Waterbury; son 
of David and Mary (Payne) Chatfield. 

Children born at Waterbury. 
i. Jane, born Dec. 12, 1824; married Charles Lounsbury; 

she died June 8, 1876. 
ii. George, born Nov. 1, 1826; married Grace F. Gardner. 

186. Sarah* Scovill {David Killum^, Tiinothy*^ 
John^, John\ John^), born Jan. 25, 1803, at Water- 
bury; died June 20, 1839, at New Haven; married 
May 22, 1826, at Waterbury, Joel B. Foote, born April 
13, 1806, at New Haven, died Aug. 18, 1883, at Orange; 
son of John and Sarah (Baldwin) Foote of Milford. 

Children born at New Haven. 
i. George Smith, born Sept. 5, 1827; married Oct. 9, 1857, 

Caroline Elizabeth Churchill; died Sept. 26, 1893. 
iic Grace Ann, born April 11, 1833; died Jan. 2, 1836. 


iii. Charles Burwell, born Dec. 8, 1836; married Pauline 

Louise Thompson; died March 8, 1907. 
iv. Sarah Ann, born June 9, 1839; married Edward Benedict; 

died Oct. 20, 1905. 

187. David^ Scovill {David Killum^, Timothy^, 
John^, John^, John^), born at Waterbury; died, about 
1881, at Hays, Kan.; married at Union, N. Y., Miss 
Barnes, who died at Hays, about 1890. 

David Scovill lived at Owego and Union, N. Y., 
and removed to Kansas. His children would not reply 
to letters. 

Children born at Union, N. Y. 

i. Abby Jane, born ; married Jan. 31, 1872, 

William Collard. 
333. ii. Leroy, born June 23, 1842; married Lydia Barney. 

iii. Horace, born ; lives at Denver, Colorado. 

iv. Mary, born ; married Mr. Martin. 

V. Emma, born ; died 1910, unmarried. 

vi. Chloe, born ; died, 1895, at Hays, Kan.; 


188. Jemima Porter^ Scovill {David Killum^, 
Timothy^, John^, Johnny John}), born April 22, 1807, 
at Waterbury; died July 11, 1877, at Cheshire; mar- 
ried April 27, 1826, at Waterbury, William Wooding, 
born June 2, 1796, at Woodbridge; died there April 
12, 1843. 

Mr. Wooding was a farmer, and the family were 
members of Christ Church, Bethany. 

Children horn at Woodbridge. 
i. Charles D., born June 11, 1827; married Mrs. Frances 

Lucretia Preston; he died Aug. 23, 1889, at Cheshire; 

no children. 
ii. Elizabeth M., born July 19, 1829; died June 26, 1905, at 

Waterbury; married May 9, 1854, at Bethany, Amasa 

B. Brooks, who died Feb. 8, 1906, at Waterbury; son of 

Amasa and Mary (Bradley) Brooks. 


189. James Mitchel Lamson^ Scovill (James^, 
James^, William^, John^, John^), born Sept 4, 1789, 
at Waterbury; died May 16, 1857, at Waterbury; 
married Oct. 9, 1849, at Watertown, Sarah Ann Morton, 
born Sept. 27, 1811, at Watertown; died Oct. 19, 1896, 
at Waterbury; daughter of WilHam H. and Sarah 
(Buckingham) Merriman and widow of Thomas C. 
Morton of New York. 

James M. L. Scovill was the first of the descendants 
of the Rev. James Scovil to add the second "1" to his 
name. In early life he had used but one, and was 
generally called Lamson Scovill. He was one of the 
most energetic and successful of the pioneers of manu- 
facturing in Waterbury. At the age of seventeen he 
entered the store of his father as a clerk, having doubt- 
less already gained some experience. At nineteen 
he was in business for himself and on Sept. 19, 1811, 
at the age of twenty-two he became one of the firm 
of Leavenworth, Hayden & Scovill, at the time when 
they purchased the gilt button business of Abel Porter 

Mr. Scovill was a man of fine physique and in- 
domitable energy and perseverance. He had a reten- 
tive memory, a ready address, a hearty manner united 
with a certain dignity of bearing, that begat confi- 
dence and made a favorable impression. His place 
was in the market, and for many years in New York, 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston he was a famihar 
figure. He was quick and generous in his sympathies, 
easily moved by the sight of suffering, or by accounts 
of it, quick to the rescue when aid was possible, and 
equally indignant at the cause of it when that cause 
was to be reached. It was not long before his death 
that he left his horse standing in the middle of the road 
to lay his whip over the shoulders of a man in a field 
near-by who appeared to be treating a boy with uncalled- 


for severity, although it was the man's own son. He 
was, as this would indicate, somewhat impetuous 
in his nature, but his impulses were so clearly on the 
right side and his courage so undaunted that his 
impetuosity seldom, perhaps never, led him into 
serious trouble. In the days of his youth he relieved 
the tedium of a monotonous life by escapades of an 
intensely practical nature, of which the "bear" story 
is the most amusing. Bronson in his History of 
Waterhury speaks of him as follows: "The present 
manufacturing interests of Waterbury are perhaps 
more indebted to Lamson Scovill than to any other 
man. He was bold, energetic and sagacious. So 
soon as he got strength of his own, he was ready to 
lend assistance to others. Many enterprises have 
been carried forward to a successful result by his 
kindly aid. Not only his relations but his friends 
in the largest sense shared in his prosperity. His own 
generous impulses he did not hesitate to follow, even 
when indulgence was expensive. He was a large 
hearted man, with social, kindly feelings. Few men 
have been more respected or beloved. He was a 
member and a liberal benefactor of St. John's Church. 
He and his brother William endowed the Scovill 
professorship in Trinity College. He made a home 
for his mother and widowed sisters which was his 
home when in town; and then, when one after another 
had left, and he had to some extent given up active 
business, he married." 

Children born in Waterhury. 

i. James Mitchel Lamson, born Sept. 3, 1850; died 
July 9, 1862. 

334. ii. Sarah Alathea, born Feb. 14, 1852; married Joseph 

T. Whittlesey. 

335. iii. Henry William, born Nov. 11, 1853; married Ellen 

Whittaker Hyde. 


190. Elizabeth^ Scovill {James\ James\ Wil- 
liam^, John^, John}), born May 12, 1792, at Water- 
bury; died there July 9, 1880; married Sept. 10, 
1809, at Waterbury, John Buckingham, born Oct. 
17, 1786, at Watertown; died there May 3, 1867; 
son of David and Chloe (Merrill) Buckingham of 
Milford and Waterbury. 

John Buckingham was for many years one of the 
leading men of the Watertown section of Waterbury. 
He raised a company of men in Watertown and held 
a captain's commission during the War of 1812. While 
in the service he was stationed at New London and 
at New Haven. At the close of the war he was com- 
missioned colonel of the State militia, but soon resigned 
the position. For a number of years in connection 
with the brothers Scovill, he conducted a manufac- 
turing business at Oakville, where he resided. He 
was a resolute man, lithe, active, and afraid of nothing. 
Entertaining stories are told of his fullness of life 
and pranks when a young man and of his strength and 
courage when between sixty and seventy years of 
age. In 1821 he removed to Waterbury and identi- 
fied himself with the business interests of the town. 
For more than twenty-five years he was connected 
with his brothers-in-law, J. M. L. and W. H. Scovill, 
under the firm name of Scovills & Buckingham. When 
the firm became the Scovill Manufacturing Company 
he still retained his interest as a stockholder. He 
represented both Watertown and Waterbury in the 
General Assembly and in 1838 was State Senator for 
the sixteenth district. 

Though having only a common school education, 
he found time for extensive reading and intercourse 
with men and things. He had a taste for general 
literature, and appreciated Shakespeare and authors 
of eminence. He had a social disposition, and was 


pleasant in his intercourse with his fellow men. He 
was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, and 
was buried with Masonic honors, to which order he 
was much attached. 

Children born at Water town. 
i. Scovill Merrill, born Aug. 10, 1811; married May 18, 1835, 
Charlotte A. Benedict, daughter of Aaron and Charlotte 
(Porter) Benedict; Child: John A., born April 1, 1839, 
who married Anna McLean, and had two children, 
ii. Mary, born May 17, 1815; married July 25, 1835, Abram 
Ives. Mrs. Mary Ives died Jan. 30, 1870; Abram Ives 
died July 18, 1869. They had one child, Sarah C. Ives, 
born March 16, 1840; died in Paris, France, Feb. 6, 1877. 
She married, in 1862, James Neale Plumb, and had three 
children: James Ives, born Oct. 12, 1863; Marie Jeanette, 
born April 20, 1867; and Sarah Leneta, born Nov. 22, 
1871. Marie J. Plumb married Ramsay Nares of South- 
ampton, England, and had children: Llewelyn, born July 
19, 1889; Ives, born Sept. 4, 1890; and Eric, born July 9, 
1892. Sarah L. Plumb married M. Fairchild. 

191. Sarah Hannah^ Scovill {James^, James\ 
William^ John'-, John"), born March 25, 1794, at 
Waterbury; died there Oct. 29, 1872; married there 
Dec. 30, 1821, Aaron Hitchcock, born July 8, 1773, 
in New Milford; died Dec. 23, 1834, at Woodbury; 
son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Trowbridge) Hitchcock 
of New Milford. 

Mrs. Hitchcock was an Episcopalian and be- 
queathed to the Berkeley Divinity School at Middle- 
town a liberal sum to be applied to the James Scovill 
scholarship. She was Mr. Hitchcock's second wife. 
No children. Aaron Hitchcock had two children, by 
his first wife, Mary Minor of Woodbury. 

192. William Henry« Scovill (James\ James*, 
William^, John^ John^), born July 27, 1796, at Water- 
bury; died March 27, 1854, at Charleston, South 
CaroHna; married first July 2, 1827, at Black Lake, 
near Ogdensburg, N. Y., Eunice Ruth Davies, born 


maiiam l^tnx? ^cobill. 1796—1854 

March 5, 1807, at Ogdensburg, N. Y.; died Nov. 25, 
1839, at Waterbury; daughter of Thomas John and 
Ruth (Foote) Davies; married second March 23, 1841, 
at New Haven, Rebecca Hopkins Smith, born Dec. 
24, 1804, at New Haven; died Aug. 4, 1854, at Water- 
bury; daughter of the Hon. Nathan and Rebecca 
(Hopkins) Smith of New Haven. 

WilUam Henry Scovill was educated in the schools 
of his native town and at the Cheshire Academy. 
At the age of seventeen he became clerk for Mr. Peck 
in New Haven, and three years later his employer 
established him in Waterbury with a stock of goods. 
After about two years this experiment was abandoned 
and he became clerk for his uncle, William K. Lamson, 
who about that time removed from Waterbury to 
Berwick, Pa. Two years later he established business 
for himself at Turner's Cross Roads, Halifax County, 
N. C, where he remained a few years, doing a success- 
ful business. In 1827, while on a visit home, he decided 
to purchase a half interest in the firm of Leavenworth, 
Hayden & Scovill. The firm then became J. M. L. & 
W. H. Scovill, and so remained until 1850, when a 
corporation was formed. The two brothers were so 
intimately associated in the minds of the public that it is 
hard to consider them apart. They were very different 
in character, but one supplemented the other. While 
William H. Scovill was a man of much energy and very 
decided action, it was his intellectual power, his sagacity, 
foresight, financial ability, and sound judgment that did 
so much for the prosperity of the firm. He was the plan- 
ner, the organizer, the man at home, while his brother 
represented the business abroad. He possessed a quiet 
dignity of manner which was sometimes mistaken for 
coldness, but he was very generous, with a warm heart, 
but much less impulsive than his brother. His public 
and private charities were bountiful. To his foresight 


and generosity the city of Waterbury owes its public 
Green. Dr. Henry Bronson in his History of Waterbury, 
says: "He was emphatically a public benefactor and 
his loss was a public calamity." He was a member of 
the Episcopal Church, and a warden of St. John's 
parish for many years. Throughout Connecticut he 
was known as a liberal patron of the Church and its 
institutions. He and his brother endowed the Scovill 
Professorship in Washington (now Trinity) College at 
Hartford. In all the most sacred relations of life he 
was faithful, affectionate, and true. 

The first Mrs. Scovill was a woman of many virtues, 
of uncommon intelligence, and great force of character. 
Children born at Waterbury. 

336. i. Alathea Ruth, born March 21, 1828; married 

Frederick J. Kingsbury. 

337. ii. Mary Ann, born May 30, 1831; married William E. 

iii. Thomas John, born June 9, 1833 ; died May 22, 1839. 
iv. Sarah Hannah, born July 13, 1835 ; died Nov. 8, 1839. 

338. V. William Henry, born Jan. 7, 1842; married Elizabeth 

vi. James Mitchel Lamson, born June 18, 1843; died 

Feb. 8. 1846. 
vii. Nathan Smith, born April 3, 1847 ; died May 22, 1849. 

193. Edward*' Scovill (James\ James\ William^, 
John\ John^), born Dec. 31, 1798, at Waterbury; 
died there April 3, 1866; married Aug. 21, 1823, at 
Waterbury, Harriet Clark, born Nov. 30, 1802, at 
Waterbury; died there March 27, 1892; daughter 
of Eli and Rebecca (Benedict) Clark of Waterbury. 

Edward Scovill was educated in the schools of 
the town, and when a young man purchased a farm 
on Town Plot, which he cultivated for several years. 
The greater part of his life was spent in the service of 
his brothers, and of the Scovill Manufacturing Co., 
of which he was a stockholder. "He was an active 


man in religious and benevolent work, a prominent 
member in the First Congregational Church, holding 
the office of deacon, a man of strong convictions, 
positively held and fearlessly expressed." 
Children born at Waterhury. 

339. i. Stella Maria, born June 11, 1824; married Lemuel 

Sanford Davies. 

340. ii. James Clark, born Sept. 7, 1826; married Marcia 


341. iii. Thomas Lamson, born April 26, 1830; married 

Mary Elizabeth Ely. 

342. iv. Julia Lyman, born Jan. 16, 1835; married Theodore 

L. Snyder. 

194. Caroline^ Scovill {James^, James^, William^, 
John^, John^), born July 4, 1803, at Waterbury; died 
(date and place not found); married Oct. 31, 1842, at 
Waterbury as his second wife Rev. William Preston, 
born Aug. 16, 1801, at Woodbury; died (date and 
place not found); son of Nathan and Sarah (Perry) 
Preston of Woodbury. 

William Preston was an Episcopalian clergyman, 
residing at Pittsburgh, Pa., at the time of his second 
marriage; later in 1871 he was at Columbus, O. 

Only child. 
i. James Scovil, born July 8, 1849; died Oct. 27, 1852. 

195. Alathea Maria^ Scovill (James\ James^, 
William^ John^, John^), born Aug. 14, 1805, at Water- 
bury; died March 19, 1878, at Cheshire; married 
Oct. 9, 1825, at Waterbury, Joel Hinman, born 
Jan. 27, 1802, at Southbury; died Feb. 21, 1870, 
at Cheshire; son of Col. Joel and Sarah (Curtis) 
Hinman of the Southbury parish of Woodbury. 

Joel Hinman studied law and settled at Water- 
bury in 1824. In 1830 he was appointed judge of 
probate. He was twice elected to the State Senate 
and several times to the lower House. In 1842 he 


was elected a judge of the Superior Court and in 1861 
he was elected chief justice of Connecticut, and held 
that office until his death. 

Judge Hinman resided in Waterbury until 1845, 
when he removed to New Haven, and later to Cheshire. 
He was a man of good natural ability, excellent com- 
mon sense, and great firmness of mind. As a judge 
all his stronger qualities came into play and he met 
with marked success. An extended notice of Judge 
Hinman was published in Vol. XXXV of Connecticut 

Children horn at Waterbury. 

i. Caroline Alathea, born July 9, 1827; married Henry 

Wheaton Goodwin, a merchant of Hartford, 
ii. William L., born March 12, 1833; died April 16, 1899, 

iii. Eunice Scovil, born Sept. 27, 1836; married John C. 

Abbott of Hartford. 
iv. Mary Clark, born Aug. 29, 1839; died unmarried May 

12, 1875. 
V. Frederick, born ; a physician. 

196. Mary Thankful^ Scovill (James^, James*, 
William^ John^, John^), born July 23, 1808, at Water- 
bury; died there May 2, 1842; married April 28, 
1839, Jacob Lyman Clarke, born Sept. 19, 1807, 
at Westhampton, Mass.; died Jan. 26, 1877, at Water- 
bury; son of Jacob and Susannah (Bangs) Clarke. 

Previous to his fifteenth year Jacob L. Clarke 
worked upon a farm. In 1822 he went to Cambridge, 
Mass., to study with his brother, the Rev. Orange 
Clarke at that time a student at Harvard College. 
After two years of this he taught schools at Ports- 
mouth, N. H., and Beverly, Mass. In 1827 he entered 
Trinity College at Hartford and graduated in 1831. 
His father was a farmer of moderate means and his 


sons were dependent on their own exertions for the 
educational advantages they obtained. He seems 
not to have had the ministry in view at first, as he 
became a communicant of the church while at college, 
and it has been said that until he was after twenty 
years old he had never seen the inside of an Episcopal 

He studied three years at the General Theological 
Seminary in New York, and was ordained deacon by 
Bishop Brownell at St. Mark's, New Canaan, June 
29, 1835. He supplied that parish and Ridgefield 
until he came to Waterbury, the second Sunday after 
Easter, 1837. Here he labored with great success 
for almost forty years until his death. 

During this long period the history of his life is 
substantially the history of the parish. His success 
was so marked, his power of administration so evident, 
and the contributions of the parish under his guidance 
so liberal to the general work of the church that it 
could not fail to attract attention, and few parishes 
in the country were better known than St. John's, 
Waterbury, and few clergymen better known or 
more highly esteemed than its rector. His life had 
few salient points for biographical purposes. He will 
be remembered outside of his parish for his earnest 
labor in missionary work and his single-hearted zeal 
for all that was good. Although St. John's was only 
one of eight or ten churches in the town, yet on the 
afternoon of his funeral business was suspended and 
the whole population poured forth to do honor to his 
memory. It was a spontaneous tribute to a life of 

For a fuller account of Rev. Jacob L. Clarke's life 
and work, see History of St. John's Church, by Fred- 
erick John Kingsbury. The sketch here given is 
condensed from that account. 


Child born at Waterbury, 
Mary Thankful, born April 23, 1842; married Nov. 2, 1864, 
Ambrose Ives Upson; residence Waterbury and London, 
England. Children: Ambrose Ives, born Feb. 11, 1866; 
Mary Scovill, born March 1, 1871; married Nov. 12, 1895, 
at Waterbury, Vose Huntoon, born Nov. 10, 1870. 

197. William^ Scovil (William^, James'^, William^, 
John'', John^), born May 12, 1816, at St. John, 
New Brunswick; died Feb. 27, 1886, at Brighton, 
England; married, about 1837, Sophia Gilbert, born 
about 1816; died Feb., 1895, at Brighton; daughter 
of Henry and Eliza (Simonds) Gilbert of St. John. 

William Scovil had a University education, re- 
ceiving the degrees of M.A. and Ph.D., and then took 
orders in the Church of England and was rector of 
the church at Norton, N. B., from 1842 to 1815. 
The church at Norton was erected in 1811, but not 
consecrated until July 18, 1826. The centennial 
of its erection was celebrated Nov. 29, 1911, by a 
service of Holy Communion followed by historical 
and other addresses by his Lordship the Bishop of 
Frederic ton, by the Ven. Archdeacon Raymond, and 

Mr. Scovil resigned the rectorship at Norton 
and became Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, 
Fredericton. Later he went to England, where he 
died. He inherited a part of the library of the cele- 
brated Rev. Cotton Mather of Boston, but this was 
burned in the conflagration which swept St. John 
in 1877. 

Mrs. Scovil was a granddaughter of Col. Thomas 
Gilbert, the celebrated loyalist of Freetown, Mass., 
and her mother was the daughter of James Simonds, 
one of the original settlers of St. John. 


Children born at Norton, N. B. 

343. i. William Henry, born 1840; married Laura Boyd, 
ii. Elizabeth Mary Cecil, born 1844; died 1847. 

344. iii. Francis Simonds, born Aug. 1, 1851; married Mary 

Alice Catt. 

198. William Elias^ Scovil {EUas\ James^, Wil- 
liam^, John^, John^), born March 6, 1810, at Kingston, 
N. B.; died at St. John, N. B., June 6, 1876; married 
Jan. 24, 1842, Frances Lee, born Jan. 24, 1822; died 
May 13, 1913, at Rothesay, N. B.; daughter of Hon. 
Thomas Carleton and Margaret Lester (Wet more) 
Lee of Fredericton, N. B., Receiver General of the 
Province of New Brunswick, 1836-1850. 

In the Bishop of Nova Scotia's report to the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel for 1834 appears 
the name of William Elias Scovil, eldest son of the 
Rev. Elias Scovil, and afterwards third rector of 
Kingston. He says, "On Sunday, May 25th, I ad- 
mitted Mr. W. Elias Scovil, A.B., of King's College, 
Windsor (son of the Society's valuable missionary 
at Kingston, New Brunswick), to the Order of Deacons. 
At the earnest request of his father, who is in great 
need of assistance, I have allowed Mr. Scovil to remain 
for the present in Kingston, but have encouraged him 
to expect no more than the Society's limited allowance 
of £50 a year." 

In his first report to the Bishop, William Elias 
Scovil writes, "Rather more than half a year has 
elapsed since I was admitted by your Lordship to the 
holy order of deacons, and thereby separated to a 
work which was the object of desire from my early 
years. I trust that with purity of motive I sought 
that service in which my fathers had so long labored 
before me." 

The salary being so small, Mr. Scovil was for 
several years master of the grammar school at Kings- 


ton and received boys from a distance as boarders 
in his family. 

On Sunday, August 2, 1835, Mr. Scovil was or- 
dained priest in Trinity Church, Kingston, by the 
Bishop of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick being included 
in the diocese of Nova Scotia. There was a congre- 
gation of 500 persons present at the ceremony. In his 
speech to the vestry later the Bishop said the church 
in Kingston was the root from whence all other churches 
in the county had sprung. 

In 1841 the Bishop records that during his visita- 
tion he "was met at a certain point by the Rev. Wil- 
liam Elias Scovil and was sorry to learn that his 
valuable father, the missionary at Kingston, was 
prevented from coming to us by a dangerous illness." 
In a footnote the Society adds that it has received 
news of the death of this valuable missionary. 

In 1857 Bishop Medley of the new diocese of 
Fredericton notes that he visited Kingston and con- 
firmed 107 persons, being the largest number ever 
presented to him at one place in the diocese. 

A granite monument stands near the chancel 
window of the Kingston Church inscribed : — 

In Loving Memory of 

Our Late Pastor 

Rev. William E. Scovil 

who died June 6, 1876 

In the Sixty-seventh year of his age 

And Forty-third of his ministry 

Jesus Wept. 

Children born at Kingston, N. B. 

345. i. William Elias, born Jan. 3, 1843; married (1) 

JaneWetmore; (2) Louise Johnson, 
ii. Thomas Lee, born March 16, 1845; died Feb. 22, 

346. iii. Elizabeth, born April 14, 1847; married William 

A. Fayerweather. 


347. iv. Charles Harrison, born Jan. 22, 1851; married (1) 

Josephine Dunn; (2) Charlotte Dunn. 

348. V. Ernest Albert, born Sept. 4, 1852; married Alice 

vi. Margaret, born June, 1855; died Jan., 1856. 

349. vii. Samuel, born Sept. 13, 1857; married Emily Hart- 

viii. Frances Alice, born March 28, 1860; died Sept. 
16, 1902; unmarried. She was trained as a nurse 
at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

199. Samuel James^ Scovil {Elias^, James\ Wil- 
liam^, John^, John^), born Aug. 8, 1816, at Kingston, 
N. B.; died May 3, 1883, at Cambridge, Queens 
County, N. B.; married July 23, 1845, at Fredericton, 
N. B., Mary Eliza Robinson, born April 8, 1824, at 
Douglas, York County, N. B.; died Nov. 18, 1894, at 
Cambridge, N. B.; daughter of Col. John and Eliza 
Maria (Allaire) Robinson of Douglas, N. B. 

Samuel J. Scovil was a barrister-at-law. He lived 
in Cambridge, N. B., at a place formerly called Scovil's 
Landing, but now Meadowlands. Later he removed 
to St. John, where he was a banker. Later still he 
was an insurance agent at Boston, Mass., and at 
Fredericton, N. B. 

i. Mary Eliza, born June 10, 1846; died April 14 or 

30, 1849, at St. John, N. B. 
ii. Elizabeth Robinson, born April 30, 1849; residence 
Meadowlands, Gagetown, N. B. Miss Scovil grad- 
uated from the Massachusetts General Hospital 
Training School for Nurses in 1880. She was 
associate editor of the Ladies* Home Journal for 
twelve years; editor of the American Journal of 
Nursing for many years; in charge of the infirmary, 
St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., for ten years; 
superintendent of the Newport Hospital, New- 
port, R. I., from 1888 to 1892. She is author of 
several books and of many papers in the line of 
her profession. 


iii. Sophia Allaire, born Jan. 26, 1850; died April 26, 1854. 
iv. Samuel, born Feb. 16, 1852; died June 1, 1855. 

350. V. Samuel John, born May 2, 1856; married Eliza 

Adeline Barker. 

351. vi. Morris, born June 19, 1860; married Harriet 

Lavinia Du Vernet. 

vii. Arthur, born April 14, 1862; died Jan. 14, 1863. 

viii. Alice Mary, born Oct. 2, 1863; died March 19, 1868. 
ix. Henry Barclay, born Oct. 22, 1864; died April 14, 

X. Barclay Allaire, born March 21, 1867; unmarried 
in 1913. In 1895 and 1896 he collected much 
material for a genealogy of the Scovil family, 
especially of the descendants of Rev. James Scovil 
in New Brunswick, although other branches were 
not neglected. This work he laid aside owing 
to pressure of business, but his papers have been 
of great assistance in compiling the present work. 

200. Susannah Elizabeth^ Scovil {Elias^, James^, 
William^ John\ John^), born Feb. 13, 1823, at Kings- 
ton, N. B.; died July 20, 1857, at Carlton, N. B.; 
married Sept. 25, 1848, Dr. Martin Hunter Peters, 
son of Hon. Charles J. Peters. 

They resided at Carlton, N. B. Dr. Peters's father 
was the last attorney-general of New Brunswick 
appointed by the Crown. 

i. Laura Campbell, born 1850. 
ii. Charles, born about 1852; was in Boston, Mass., in 1875; 

in Colorado in 1883. 
iii. A child that died young. 

201. William Henry^ Scovil {Edward George 
Nichols^^, James*, William^, John^, John}), born July 
12, 1811, at Springfield, N. B.; died July 8, 1869, 
at St. John, N. B.; married Aug. 16, 1841, Elizabetha 
Anna Lee, born Feb. 15, 1820, died Oct. 2S, 1892; 
daughter of Hon. Thomas Carle ton and Margaret 
Lester (Wetmore) Lee of Fredericton, N. B., Receiver 
General, 1836-1850. 


William Henry Scovil was a merchant and manu- 
facturer and lived at St. John. 

Children born at St. John. 

352. i. Edward George, born July 3, 1842; married Alice 

Louisa Foster, 
ii. Margaret Lee, born March 2, 1844; died March 9, 

353. iii. Ann Isabel, born July 23, 1846; married James 


354. iv. Mary Lucretia, born Jan. 2, 1848; married William 

M. Jervis. 

355. V. James, born Nov. 2, 1849; married Martha Doherty. 

356. vi. Frances Lee, born April 17, 1853; married John 

Morris Robinson. 

202. Susannah^ Scovil (Edward George Nichols^, 
James^, William^, John^, John^), born Nov. 3, 1816, 
at Springfield, N. B.; died (date not found); married 
(date not found) Edward L. Thorne. 

Edward L. Thorne was a merchant at St. John, 
N. B. 


i. James Scovil, born ; lived in New York City. 

ii. George Edward, born ; died . 

iii. William Henry, born ; a merchant at St. John; 


iv. Susan Louise, born ; married Leigh Richmond 

Harrison of St. John; three children. 

v. Daniel Scovil, born ; residence Manitoba; un- 

vi. Arthur Townsend; born . 

203. Frances Bates^ Scovil (Edward George 
Nichols^, James^, William^, John^, John^), born March 
20, 1820, at Springfield, N. B.; died (date not found); 
married (date not found) Edward L. Simonds. 

Edward L. Simonds was a farmer, residing at 
Frederic ton, N. B. 



i. Ann Charter, born ; unmarried. 

ii. Frances, born ; unmarried. 

iii. Elizabeth, born ; married Rev. William McNeales; 

no children. 

iv. Louise, born ; unmarried. 

V. Edith, born ; married William Earle; no children. 

vi. Helen, born : died . 

204. Walter Bates® Scovil {Edward George Nich- 
ols^, James"^, William^, John^, John^), born Nov. 2, 
1823, at Springfield, N. B.; died May 30, 1903, at 
Springfield, N. B.; married Feb. 1, 1854, Charlotte 
Amelia Hewlett, born June 5, 1830, at Hempstead, 
Queen's County, N. B.; died April 30, 1899, at Spring- 
field, N. B.; daughter of Thomas Townsend and 
Anne Horsfield (Sloane) Hewlett. 

Walter Bates Scovil was educated at the grammar 
school at Kingston, N. B. He was farmer by occupa- 
tion. For several years prior to the Confederation 
of the Provinces of the Dominion of Canada he was 
one of the Representatives for King's County in the 
New Brunswick Legislature. Later he was appointed 
inspector of weights and measures for several of the 
counties of the Province in the Department of Inland 
Revenue of the Dominion of Canada, an office which 
he filled acceptably for some fifteen years until, on 
account of advancing years and failing health, he 
was superannuated. Resided at Springfield, N. B. 

357. i. Thomas Townsend Hewlett, born Jan. 11, 1855; 

married Georgiana A. Marvin. 

358. ii. Anne Horsfield Sloane, born Dec. 22, 1856; married 

Herbert T. Nowlan. 
iii. Edward George Nichols, born May 28, 1859; died 
March 29, 1863. 

359. iv. Walter Bates, born Dec. 24, 1863; married Mary L 



205. Mary Lucretia^ Scovil {Edward George 
Nichols^, James^, William^, John"^, John^), born Feb. 
12, 1828, at Springfield, N. B.; married Jan., 1868, 
James Woodford Smith. 

Mr. Smith held a government position and resided 
at Fredericton, N. B. No children. Mrs. Smith was 
living at St. John, N. B., in 1914. 

206. James Micheau^ Scovil {Henry Augustus^, 
James*, William^, John^, John^), born July 23, 1815; 
died March 4, 1892, at Springfield, N. B.; married 
Oct. 28, 1841, Charlotte Ann Greenslade, born Oct. 
9, 1818, in Devonshire, England; died June 5, 1890, 
in Springfield, N. B.; daughter of William and Ann 
(Veysey) Greenslade of Springfield. 

James M. Scovil lived at Springfield, Kings County, 
N. B. He was a farmer all his life. 

360. i. George Godfrey Gilbert, born Aug. 25, 1842; 

married (1) Leah Abigail Spragg; (2) Annie I. 

361. ii. Ella Mary Ann, born Jan. 9, 1845; married William 


362. iii. Hannah Sarah, born Aug. 31, 1847; married George 

F. Anderson. 

363. iv. Amy Nichols, born Feb. 16, 1850; married Alfred 

I. Kierstead. 
V. Chariotte Ann Eliza, born July 2, 1853; died Feb. 
24, 1855. 

364. vi. William Greenslade, born March 10, 1855; married 

Mabel Bradenburg. 

365. vii. James John Micheau, born July 10, 1857; married 

Helen Hutton. 
viii. Agnes Amelia Brannah, born Oct. 6, 1863; died 
May 24, 1868. 

207. Eliza^ Scovil {Henry Augustus^, lames'^, Wil- 
liam^, John"^, John^), born Feb. 23, 1820; date of death 
not found; married about 1858 A. C. Evanson, born 
about 1796: died Dec. 18, 1885. 


Mr. Evanson was a farmer, residing at Summer- 
vale, Norton, Kings County, N. B. There were 
three children, all of whom died in early childhood. 

208. Richard Cunningham^ Scovil {Henry Augus- 
ius^, James*, William^, John^, John^), born Jan. 15, 
1822; died Dec. 1, 1884, at St. John, N. B.; married 
Jan. 15, 1849, Pamelia C. Smith, daughter of Thomas 
Smith of Shediac, N. B. 

Richard C. Scovil came to St. John at the age of 
thirteen and entered the employment of his cousin, 
William H. Scovil, and later became his partner. 
They had lumber mills at Shediac and that neighbor- 
hood, and he resided there for some years. About 
1872 he returned to St. John and became a member 
of the firm of W. B. Thorne & Co. In this business 
he continued until failing health compelled him to 
retire. He was at one time a commissioner of the 
Inter-Colonial Railway. He was buried at Shediac 
in the presence of a large gathering, which showed the 
great respect with which he was regarded by his 



366. i. Stella M., born July 22, 1850; married Oct. 18, 

1876, J. Sidney Kaye. 

367. ii. Ida R. M., born Sept. 5, 1852; married Rev. 

Lestock Desbrisay. 
iii. Pamelia C, born March 12, 1854; married April 

22, 1875, Vernon J. Thurger. No children. 

They live in England. 
iv. Helen A., born Dec. 14, 1855; married Sept. 29, 

1885, Charles MacDonald. 
V. Cordelia A., born Sept. 23, 1857; married Swayne 

Desbrisay; two daughters, 
vi. Gertrude C, born April 24, 1859; married Edward 

Sturdee; three children. 
vii. Richard Bruce, born June 18, 1860; living, unmarried, 
viii. Bessie L., born April 12, 1862; married Mr. Hoare; 

two children. 
ix. Thomas E., born Sept. 26, 1863; died June 22, 1864. 


209. Sarah'' Scovil {Henry Augustus^, James* ^ 
William^, John\ John"), born Sept. 21, 1824, at Spring- 
field, N. B.; died Feb. 20, 1883; married Jan. 1, 1849, 
Horatio B. Smith. 

Mr. Smith resided at Bucktouch, Westmoreland 
County, N. B. 

i. Beveriy S., born Oct. 23, 1851; married Jennie Coates; 

three children, 
ii. Laura A., born March 23, 1854; unmarried, 
iii. Mary A., born June 12, 1856; died March 5, 1860. 
iv. Sarah A., born Sept. 18, 1857. 
V. Henry A., born Jan. 1, 1860; unmarried. 
vi. Mary R., born Aug. 25, 1861 ; died April 17, 1863. 
vii. Allen, born April 12, 1864; died May 23, 1864. 
viii. Thomas E., born Sept. 8, 1866; married Jessie Selwin; 
one child. 

ix. Alathea Scovil, born ; married William Milner; 

residence Halifax, N. S. 

210. Amelia Brannah^ Scovil {Henry Augustus^, 
James*, William^, John^, Johti^), born Jan. 19, 1827; 
living in 1914; married William H. Crawford. 

Mr. Crawford was a merchant of St. John, N. B. 
No children. 

211. Henry Augustus^ Scovil {Henry Augustus^, 
James*, William^, John^, John^), born Jan. 2, 1830; 
date of death not found; married Oct. 12, 1861, 
Theresa Adelaide Smith, daughter of Col. Thomas 
Smith of Shediac, N. B. 

Henry A. Scovil was a farmer and merchant; resi- 
dence Shediac, N. B. 

368. i. John Walker, born Jan. 11, 1869; married Lena 
Leota Markee. 

212. VoADiciA^ Scovill {Uri^, Samuel\ William^, 
John\ John,"), born Aug. 12, 1785, at Litchfield; died 
Nov. 20, 1848, at Delhi, N. Y.; married Jan. 3, 1802, 
at Harpersfield, N. Y., David Penfield, born Aug. 12, 


1779, at Fairfield, Conn.; died Dec. 20, 1843, at Ridge- 
ville, N. Y. ; son of Peter and Hannah (Lewis) Penfield. 
Mr. Penfield resided at Harpersfield many years. 
In partnership with a brother he made edge tools, 
principally axes, which had a great reputation. He 
moved to Ridge ville in 1841. Both were buried at 

Children born at Harpersfield, N. Y. 
i. Melicent, born Nov. 2, 1802; married Oct. 13, 1825, 

Horace N. Thurber, M.D. 
ii. Edward, born Oct. 26, 1804; died July 7, 1832; unmarried, 
iii. Orrin Scovill, born Feb. 26, 1807; married Oct. 29, 1838, 

Margaret L. Kedzie. 
iv. Joel Benedict, born Jan. 14, 1810; married Feb. 7, 1837, 

Mary Pitkin; residence Oswego, N. Y. 
V. Aaron, born Feb. 5, 1812; died July 8, 1842, unmarried, 
vi. Julia Ann, born Jan. 2, 1815; married Sept. 19, 1838, 

Seth Pitkin, 
vii. Philomelia, born July 5, 1817; died March 17, 1839; 

viii. David, born Feb. 20, 1820; married Sept. 16, 1841, 
Isabel Hotchkiss. 
ix. Uri Scovill, born June 22, 1822; married (1) Feb. 24, 

1847, Sarah M. Strutic; (2) Amanda Ward. 
X. Addison, born Aug. 31, 1825; died Dec. 26, 1848; un- 
xi. Melicent, born Dec. 30, 1830; died May 30, 1832. 

213. Sarah^ Scovill {Uri^, Samuel"^, William^, 
John\ John^), born 1791 at Litchfield; died (date not 
found); married Jan., 1812, at Harpersfield (?), N. Y., 
John Hotchkiss, born 1788; date of death not found; 
son of Roswell and Margaret Hotchkiss; married 
second Mr. Freeman. 

Children by first marriage John and Dorcas; by 
second Edwin. 

Mrs. Hotchkiss sold land in Harpersfield, N. Y., 
in 1833. After she married Mr. Freeman, she lived 
at Alden, N. Y. John Hotchkiss, Jr., removed to 
Racine, Wis., in 1858. 


214. George Chester^ Scovill {Uri=, Samuel^, 
William^, John^, John^), born Oct. 1, 1795, probably 
in Litchfield; died April, 1881, at Kitley, Leeds County, 
Ontario; married July 2, 1817, Hannah Knowlton, 
daughter of Mr. Knowlton of Leeds County, Ontario. 

George C. Scovill probably settled in Leeds County 
when his father did and remained there all his life. 
Children born at Bastard, Ontario. 

369. i. Samuel Southmayd, born April 23, 1818; married 

Adeline Bush, 
ii. Thomas Knowlton, born March 22, 1820; died 

Feb. 26, 1846. 
iii. Uri P., born April 6, 1827; died June, 1881, at 

Wilton Junction, Iowa; married (1) Miss Small; 

(2) Isabel Small, her sister. 
iv. Mary Melicent, born Aug. 30, 1830; died August, 

1877; married David Reed. 

215. Chauncey^ Scovill {William^, Abijah\ Wil- 
liam\ John\ John^), born Oct. 25, 1784, at Water- 
town; died Sept. 10, 1834, at Sturgis, Mich.; married 
Harriet Holly, born May 6, 1780, in Dutchess County, 
N. Y.; died 1844. 

Mr. Scovill was on a visit to his brother Albert at 
Sturgis, Mich., in search of health and died suddenly. 

370. i. William Holly, born Oct. 27, 1810; married Lydia 

A. Wright. 

371. ii. Samuel Augustus, born Feb. 3, 1812; married Dollie 


iii. Amanda, born May 27, 1813; married Henry Wil- 
kinson; she died Aug., 1894, at Sturgis, Mich. 
No children. 

iv. EHsha, born June 25, 1818; died unmarried. 

372. V. Hannah, born Oct. 2, 1822; married Luman Johnson. 

216. Willi AM^ Scovill {William^, Abijah\ Wil- 
liam^, John^, John^), born about 1798 at Litchfield; 
died April, 1875, at Pere Marquette, Mich.; married 


Feb. 6, 1822, at Watertown, Emeline Marsh, born 
1801 at Litchfield; died Sept., 1887, at Galesburg, 
III. ; daughter of Roger and Phoebe (Orton) Marsh. 

Mr. Scovill removed to Galesburg from Litchfield 
after 1856. At that time land conveyances gave his 
residence at Litchfield. He was a millwright. In 
later years he made his home with his brother Albert 
at Sturgis, Mich. 

Children born at Litchfield. 

I William Orton, born Feb. 25, 1823; died about 
1864 at San Francisco, Cal. Mr. Scovill was 
unmarried. He was a deputy sheriff. 
ii. Walter Fenn, born July 25, 1825; he is a miner 
and in 1913 resided at Tinton, South Dakotah; 
iii. Albert Washington, born Jan. 9, 1829; died June 
15, 1837. 

373. iv. Sarah Emeline, born June 22, 1832; married 

Henry A. Banks. 
V. Augustus, born May 6, 1835; died June 18, 1837, 

at Litchfield, Conn. 
vi. Augusta, born May 6, 1835; died Jan. 8, 1837, 

at Litchfield, Conn. 
vii. Augustus Washington, born June 20, 1837; died 

Jan., 1901. 

374. viii. Augusta Catherine, born Aug. 22, 1840; married 


217. Sally^ Scovill (William^, Abijah\ William^, 
John\ John}), born March 22, 1801, at Litchfield; died 
Oct. 12, 1869, at Thomaston; married first Jan., 1822, 

at Watertown, Gilbert Van Hoesen, born at 

; died about 1827 at Watertown; son of Levi 

Van Hoesen; married second Jan. 21, 1829, at Water- 
town, Jesse Hubbard, born at Litchfield, Oct. 13, 1797; 
died May 8, 1885, at Waterbury; son of Josiah and 
Susannah (Marks) Hubbard. 


i. Diadama, born Dec. 1, 1^22; married William Titus, 
ii. George, born Feb. 22, 1825; died Jan., 1827. 
iii. George Hubbard, born Jan. 27, 1830, at Watertown; 

died May 1, 1863. 
iv. Horace, born Feb. 14, 1832, at Watertown; married Jane 
Woodward; killed Sept. 19, 1864, in the battle of Win- 
chester, Va. 
V. Jane Elizabeth, born Dec. 3, 1833; married Edward 
Thomas Turner; she died June 20, 1913, at New Haven, 
vi. Gilbert Hubbard, born April 24, 1836; died Sept. 3, 1836. 
vii. Hannah, born Mar. 25, 1838; married John Henry Titus, 
viii. Irene, born Dec. 19, 1839; married John L. Williams 
of Thomaston; died Oct. 6, 1906, at Waterbury. 
ix. Frances Helen, born May 7, 1842. 

X. Sarah Maria, born Aug. 17, 1844; married first Julius 
Hough; married second Edgar B. Hills. 

218. Albert^ Scovill {William^, Ahija¥, WiU 
Uam\ John\ John^), born Aug. 26, 1804, at Litchfield; 
died Feb. 14, 1884, at Ontario, Ind.; buried at Sturgis, 
Mich.; married Feb. 15, 1826, at Newburg, N. Y., 
Catherine Maria Smith, born Nov. 10, 1807, at New- 
burg; died Jan. 26, 1888, at Sturgis; daughter of 
Frederick Adolphus and Hannah Smith. No children. 

Mr. Scovill's father died at Baltimore while there 
on business. At that time the family resided at North 
East, New York, and the mother returned to Litch- 
field with her family, where Albert lived until about 
twenty years old when he became a drover and in his 
travels met the lady whom he married. Mr. Scovill 
and wife resided at Bingham ton, N. Y., for a while, 
later settling at Sturgis, Mich., where he built a hand- 
some country home and was a prosperous and greatly 
respected man in the community. 

They were noted for their generous hospitality 
and, having no children of their own, raised many a 
child under their hospitable roof to years of usefulness. 
He was a prominent member of the First M. E. Church 


of Sturgis, in which a memorial window has been 
placed to his and his wife's memory by a grateful 

219. Maria^ Scovill (William^ Abija¥, William^, 
John^ John^), born Aug. 26, 1806, at North East, 
N. Y.; died at Dover, Del.; married at Watertown, 
Connecticut, Jacob Lockwood, born Oct. 1, 1803, at 
Watertown; died 1895; son of Ezra and Hannah (Peck) 

i. Albert Scovill, born 1826; married Hannah Roate; died 

1892 at Sturgis, Mich, 
ii. Ezra, born May 16, 1830; married Jennie Hall; residence 

Petersburgh, Mich.; died Feb. 24, 1909. 
iii. Edwin Jacob, born Sept. 28, 1833; married Sarah Bagley; 

residence South Haven, Mich, 
iv. Mary Ann, born March 25, 1836; married Miles Williams; 
residence Sturgis, Mich. 

V. Harry, born ; died 1860 aged 22 years, at Redbluff, 

Cal.; unmarried. 

220. Joseph Langdon^ Scovill {Eleazer^ Abijah\ 
William^, John^, JohrO), born 1807 at Plymouth or 
Farmington; died March, 1888, at Montpelier, Vt.; 
married Jan. 26, 1826, Betsey Maria Davis, born 
March 4, 1811, at Barnard, Vt.; died (date not found). 

375. i. Edwin Nelson, born June 21, 1838, at Berlin, Vt.; 
married Martha P. Kelsea. 

221. James Bidwell^ Scovill (Eleazer^, Abijah\ 
William^, John\ John}), born April 17, 1810, at Plym- 
outh; died Nov. 25, 1883, at Berlin, Vt.; married 
first Oct. 17, 1836, Harriet H. Washburn; married 
second Dec. 5, 1844, at Montpelier, Vt., Mary Foster, 
birth (date not found); died April, 1894; daughter of 
Perley and Nancy (Bean) Foster. 


i. Emily, born 1847; died 1848. 
ii. Isabelle F., born Aug. 20, 1849. 
iii, Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 19, 1851; married 1875 John 

R. King of Cincinnati, O.; residence Alexandria, Ind. 
iv. Harriet, born June 21, 1854; married 1882 Porter Randall 

of Delaware, O. 
V. Julia, born May 8, 1857. 
vi. James P., born June 1, 1860; married Mary Haven of 

Covington, Ky., and had Mary Eleanor, born 1891, and 

Dorothea, born 1893; residence Wyoming, O. 
ni. Charles Otis, born Dec. 1, 1862; married, 1892, Lena 

Mary Isbell of New Haven, Conn., and had Helen, born 

1892. He is assistant rector of Trinity Church, New 

Haven, Conn, 
iii. Alice Foster, born April 2, 1866; a teacher in Chicago, 
ix. Harry Douglas, born Nov. 14, 1870. 

222. Juliana^ Scovill {Eleazer\ Ahijah\ William^, 
John\ John'), born Feb. 10, 1811, at Plymouth; died 
May 30, 1845; married Oct. 23, 1834, Orrin Pitkin, 
born May 29, 1802; died April 25, 1879; son of Joshua 
and Ruth (Case) Pitkin of East Hartford, and Mans- 
field, Vt. (after 1795). Orrin Pitkin and his brother 
Alfred were in the meat business for over fifty years 
at Montpelier, Vt. 

i. Sophia, born Jan. 26, 1839; unmarried. 
ii. Emma G., born Aug. 16, 1841; married E. V. Harwood, 

iii. Juliana, born Nov. 11, 1844; married Lamson Harwood. 

223. Amon« Scovill {Eleazer^, Ahijah\ William^, 
John\ John'), born Oct. 10, 1816, at Farmington; 
died March 1, 1887, at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, O.; 
married Dec. 22, 1842, at Cincinnati, Harriet A. 
Whipple, born Oct. 1, 1822, at Baltimore, Md.; died 
July 14, 1891, at Walnut Hills; daughter of Lyman 
and Harriet Whipple. 


Amon Scovill was a very exemplary and charitable 
man, using the Golden Rule as his motto. He was a 
successful druggist, always giving freely medicine and 
advice to the poor, by whom he was called "Dr. 
Scovill." He was a Presbyterian and in politics a 

Children horn at Cincinnati. 

376. i. Emily E., born Dec. 19, 1843; married George I. 

King; residence Cincinnati in 1912. 

377. ii. Andrew Rogers, born March 1, 1845; married V. 

AUene Fisk. 
iii. Isabella, born March 6, 1849; died July 29, 1849. 

378. iv. Amon Langdon, born June 16, 1852; married Annie 

Burnett Alley. 

224. Emily Atkins^ Scovill (Eleazer^, Abijah\ 
William\ John\ John'), born May 14, 1823, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt.; died Sept. 29, 1906, at Fair Haven, Vt.; 
married Sept. 15, 1841, at Montpelier, Vt., John Doug- 
las Goodwin, born Aug. 18, 1812, at Castleton, Vt.; 
died Feb. 10, 1906, at Fair Haven, Vt.; son of John 
and (Eaton) Goodwin. 

i. and ii. Two boys that died in infancy. 

iii. Emily Atkins, born ; married Mr. Tuttle; residence 

Fair Haven, Vt. 

225. Byron Cleveland^ Scoville (Philo\ Abijah*, 
William^, John^, John'), (dates of birth and death not 
found); married Oct. 25, 1864, at Boonville, Oneida 
County, N. Y., Amelia Eliza Jordan, born April 16, 
1839; daughter of John B. and Clarissa (Tuttle) Jordan. 

226. Sarah Elizabeth^ Scovill (Samuel Brown\ 
William\ William^ John\ John'), born Sept. 23, 1812, at 
Watertown; died Aug. 24, 1890, at San Francisco, Cal.; 
married April 27, 1831, at Watertown, Milo Hoadley, 
born July 25, 1809, at Plymouth; died May 6, 1887, at 
Sonora, Cal. ; son of Silas and Sarah (Painter) Hoadley. 


After graduating from Cheshire Academy Mr. 
Hoadley was with his father in the clock business, 
and for a time at Marietta, O. As a civil engineer 
he surveyed the Shepaug Railroad in Litchfield County, 
Connecticut. He went to California in 1849 and 
followed his profession until the loss of an arm pre- 
vented. While on the way to Sonora to examine a 
mine, he was thrown from his carriage and fatally 
injured. Mr. and Mrs. Hoadley lived to celebrate 
their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Hoadley 
was one of the founders of St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
of San Francisco, and was interested in many charita- 
ble institutions in that city. 

Children born at Plymouth. 
i. James Henry, born March 4, 1832; married Lucy Wells, 
and twice afterward; a civil engineer; died at Bisbee, 
Arizona, March 21, 1890. 
ii. Mary Elizabeth, born May 24, 1834; died Jan. 13, 1836. 
iii. Silas, born Nov. 30, 1837; married Oct. 11, 1863, at Bristol, 
Blanche A. Bishop, born Nov. 6, 1848, at Fredericton, 
N. B.; daughter of Charles W. and Emma L. (Briggs) 
Bishop. Silas Hoadley was murdered Dec, 1865, or 
Jan., 1866, in Mexico, while on a tour of mine inspection, 
and it was four years before his family knew of his death. 
He left two children. 

227. Mary Langdon® Scovill {Samuel Brown\ 
William', William\ John\ John}), born Oct. 26, 1817, 
at Watertown; died there Sept. 20, 1882; married 
first Dec. 25, 1837, at Watertown, Josiah Dayton, 
born 1814 at Watertown; died there Sept. 15, 1848; 
married second Feb. 8, 1853, at Watertown, George 

i. Henry, born 1840; died Jan. 23, 1843. 

228. William^ Scovill {Samuel Brown^, William'^, 
William^ John\ John'), born Dec. 20, 1821, at Water- 
town; died June 30, 1890, at Bridgeport; married 


first Sept. 24, 1843, at Watertown, Harriet L. Judd, 
born Dec. 6, 1822, at Watertown; died April 21, 
1848; daughter of Chandler and Grace (Lum) Judd; 
married second Dec. 21, 1852, at Watertown, Sarah 
B. Bronson, born April 29, 1826, at Middlebury; died 
Jan. 14, 1905, at Bridgeport; daughter of Joseph 
Perry and Hannah (Beecher) Bronson. 

For many years Mr. Scovill lived at Waterbury 
and carried the mails and operated a stage line betwen 
Watertown and Meriden. In later years he removed 
to Bridgeport. 

Children born at Waterbury. 

379. i. Mary Harriet, born Aug. 15, 1845; married David 

M. Hard, 
ii. Samuel Chandler, born April 14, 1848; died Oct. 

2, 1851. 
iii. Annie Bronson, born Aug. 28, 1860; married Freder- 
ick H. Gregory. 

229. Hubert*^ Scovill (Selah\ Darius\ William^, 
John^ John"), born Nov. 9, 1802, at Watertown; died 
Feb. 7, 1891, at Watertown; married May 19, 1831, 
at Watertown, Eliza Porter, born June 29, 1805, at 
Watertown; died Nov. 29, 1895, at Watertown; 
daughter of Dr. Stephen and Lydia (Manville) Porter. 

Mr. Scovill helped his father on the farm and lived 
there all his life except for a short time when he went 
to Albany to study law with his uncle. Judge Samuel 
Foote. He was the only son and his parents begged 
him to give up law for the farm that he might be with 


Children born at Watertown. 

380. i. Marion Foote, born Apr. 11, 1832; married George 

W. Burr, 
ii. Alfred Foote, born Oct. 12, 1833; died Jan. 4, 1849. 
iii. George M., born Sept. 2, 1835; died Mar. 24, 1837. 
iv. Henry H., born July 13, 1841; died Oct. 4, 1847. 

381. V. Alfred H., born Nov. 15, 1849; married Lucy T. 



230. Sarah Lavinia^ Scovill {Selah\ Darius\ 
William\ John'^, John}), born March 24, 1813, at 
Watertown; died July 7, 1907, at Cheshire; married 
Sept. 18, 1834, at Watertown, WilHam Harmanus 
Marshall, born Oct. 6, 1809, at Washington; died 
May 17, 1895, at Ogdensburg, N. Y.; son of Harmanus 
and Abigail (Judson) Marshall. 

Mr. Marshall removed in 1828 from Washington, 
Connecticut, to Ogdensburg, N. Y., where he was 
engaged in the dry goods business on an extensive 
scale until twenty years previous to his death, when 
he retired. In 1850, catching the "gold fever," he 
spent one year in California, returning again to Ogdens- 
burg. He was a capital conversationalist, generous, 
public spirited, and was honored by nearly every 
office Ogdensburg offered. He also was for a time 
at Kenosha, Wis. 

Children horn at Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

i. William, born ,1840; married Agnes Cook; residence 

ii. Harmanus, born Aug. 1, 1842; married Nellie Hubbard; 

residence Cheshire, 
iii. Evelyn Lucilla, born Oct. 10, 1850; married Herbert 

Benton of New Haven. 
iv. George De Forest, born April 20, 1857; married Lila Gove 
of Lodi, Cal. He died Nov. 1, 1908, at Shanghai, China; 
a brilliant journalist. 

231. James Van Horn« Scovill (Isaacs Darius^, 
William', John\ John'), born July 29, 1834, at Paris, 
N. Y.; married June 1, 1882, at New Hartford, N. Y., 
Annie Dewhurst, born July 2, 1852, at Willowvale, 
N- Y., daughter of Thomas and Anne (Hall) Dewhurst. 

Mr. Scovill was educated at Paris, Clinton, and the 
Cazenovia Seminary. He removed to New Hartford, 
N. Y., in 1884 where he is engaged in the raising of 
dairy products and of thoroughbred Jersey cattle. 
He was an organizer of the American Dairymen's 


Association and is a valued member; for many years 
the vice-president of the Central N. Y. Farmers' Club; 
also a life member of the N. Y. State Agricultural 

Children born at Paris and New Hartford, N. Y. 

Jennie Bell, born Oct. 4, 1883. 

Bessie Murrow, born May 11, 1885. 
HI. Cornelia Mae, born July 14, 1887. 
iv. Helen Eliza, born Jan. 25, 1890. 
V. Marianna Howard, born April 6, 1891. 
vi. Grace Leona, born Sept. 12, 1893. 

232. Elizabeth^ Scovill {Seabury^, Darius^, WiU 
liam\ John^ John'), born Nov. 20, 1829, at Paris, 
N. Y.; died Feb. 16, 1883, at Watertown; married 
Nov. 12, 1857, at Watertown, Frederick Johnson 
Partree, born March 27, 1827, at Watertown; died 
there June 26, 1899; son of John and Manarcy (Wal- 
ton) Partree of Watertown. 

Mr. and Mrs. Partree were lifelong residents of 


Children born at Watertown. 
i. Cora, born March 16, 1860; died April 7, 1891. 
ii. Ella, born April 30, 1862; residence Waterbury. 
iii. Bertha, born June 11, 1864; married Oct. 13, 1886, Arthur 
Dutton Noble of Watertown and Waterbury. No children. 

233. William^ Scovill (Seabury^, Darius\ Wil- 
liam^, John^, John'), born Jan. 6, 1834; married Feb. 
25, 1863, at Paris, N. Y., Lois Porter, born Aug. 21, 
1859, at New Hartford, N. Y.; daughter of Rufus 
and Nancy (Northrup) Porter. 

Mr. Scovill was educated at Sauquoit Academy, 
and his residence was Paris, N. Y. 

Children born at Paris, N. Y. 

382. i. Luella, born Feb. 16, 1865; married William Nelson. 

383. ii. Rufus Seabury, born Sept. 16, 1868; married Cora 


384. iii. Florence Cordelia, born Nov. 28, 1871; married 

Frederick Richards. 


234. Frederick^ Scoville (Seabury^, Darius\ 
William\ John^ John"), born Oct. 5, 1838, at Paris, 
N. Y.; died July 5, 1905, at Fort Scott, Kansas; 
married Nov. 11, 1868, at Richmond, Mo., Katherine 
Whitmer, born Sept. 13, 1846, at Independence, Mo.; 
daughter of Peter and Vashti (Higley) Whitmer. 

Mr. Scoville was graduated 1858 from Christian 
College, N. Y., and was a law student in New York 
City until the breaking out of the Civil War. He 
enlisted Dec, 1861, in the 8th N. Y. Cavalry as 
adjutant and was soon promoted to the captaincy 
of Company I of the same and served three years 
as captain of the company, participating in many of 
the notable battles of the war. At the close of the 
war he finished his law studies, was admitted to the bar, 
and located at Richmond, Mo. Twice he was elected 
to the Missouri Legislature, where he served with 
distinction. He removed to Fort Scott, Kansas, 
where he served three terms as police judge and three 
terms as probate judge for the county. He was a 
member of the City Council a number of years and 
served the W. H. Lytle Post G. A. R. as commander. 
His official life was honest and faithful. A man of 
strong convictions and undaunted courage, he was 
loyal to his friends. He was a student and loved 
good books. He was a prominent member of the 
First Presbyterian Church. 


385. i. Vashti Abby, born Aug. 17, 1869; married George 

D. Lathrop. 

386. ii. Bertha, born Nov. 11, 1872; married Paul Aikman. 
iii. Katherine, born June 24, 1874; unmarried; residence 

Fort Scott, Kan. 

235. Isaac Leroy" Scovill {Edward^, Darius*, 
William,^ John'', John'), born April 28, 1825, at Paris, 


N. Y.; died Feb. 14, 1900, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; married 
Sept. 12, 1854, at Millville, Mass., Harriette Salisbury 
Pierce, born Feb. 25, 1826, at Pascoag, R. I.; died 
Sept. 2, 1886, at Auburn, N. Y.; daughter of Earl and 
Eliza Ann (Taylor) Pierce. 

Mr. Scovill resided at Auburn, N. Y., where he 
and his brother, John H. H. Scovill, were partners 
in dry goods business for many years. He was a 
warden in St. John's Episcopal Church there. 
Children horn at Auburn. 
i. Mary Elizabeth, born Nov. 11, 1860; died June 24, 

387. ii. Edward Eari, born Nov. 29, 1862; married Isabella 

M. White. 

388. iii. Harriette Pierce, born July 1, 1866; married Irving 

H. Rublee. 
iv. Francis Leroy, born July 8, 1869. 

236. Mary Lucella^ Scovill {Edward^, Darius^, 
William^, Johri^, John^), born Dec. 30, 1830, at Paris, 
N. Y.; married Oct. 10, 1866, at Auburn, N. Y., 
Royal T. Howard, born Dec. 25, 1826, at Perry Centre, 
Wyoming County, N. Y. ; son of Samuel and Roxa 
(Carpenter) Howard. 

Mr. Howard resided at Batavia, N. Y., and was 
bank president and postmaster. He also held public 
office and was in the lumber business. Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard were living at Buffalo in 1913. 

i. Mary Isabel, born May 31, 1869, at Warsaw, N. Y.; married 

Nov. 24, 1887, Frederick DeForest Towne. Residence 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

237. Samuel^ Scovil (Samuel^, Samuel'^, William^, 
William^, John?), born about 1796 probably in West 
Durham, now Conesville, N. Y., but perhaps in Had- 


dam, Connecticut; died in November, 1843, at 
Fultonham, Schoharie County, N. Y.; married (date 
not found) Sophia Hurlburt, born January, 1801, at 
Potter Hollow, Albany County, N. Y. ; died April 28, 
1888, at Hancock, Delaware County, N. Y. ; daughter 
of Joseph and Sophia (Cook) Hurlburt of Chatham, 
Connecticut, and Durham, N. Y., later probably of 
Barkhamsted and Simsbury. 

Samuel Scovil was a farmer all his life. He and 
his wife were members of the Presbyterian (earlier 
Congregational) church at West Durham, N. Y. In 
politics he was a Republican. 


389. i. Joseph Curtiss, born Jan. 9, 1827; married Salome 

A. Hoag. 

390. ii. Phoebe or Phila Sophia, born June 26, 1828; married 

Henry Alberti. 

391. iii. Samuel Orlando, born July 20, 1831; married 

Cordelia J. Gorton. 

392. iv. William Hurlburt, born May 1, 1838; married Avis 

M. Robinson. 

393. V. Electa, born May 1, 1838; married (1) Aaron 

Clements; (2) Jefferson Newkirk. 

238. Cyrus^ Scovill {SamueP, Samuel"^, William^, 
William?, John^), born July 25, 1804, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. Y.; died there Oct. 25, 1887; married 
(date unknown) Clarissa Wolcott, born Feb. 6, 1806, 
at Ashland, N. Y.; died Nov. 12, 1887, at Conesville, 
N. Y.; daughter of Wolcott of Ashland, N. Y. 

Cyrus Scovill was a prosperous farmer in the 
Manor Kill valley. He appears not to have lived on 
the original farm of his grandfather, but at a place a 
mile or more from there on the south side of the valley. 
Owing to the loss of the family record when his house 
was burned, it is impossible to give exact dates of his 
children's births. 


Children born at Conesville, N. Y. 
i. Solomon Wolcott, born about 1832; he was living 
in 1911 on the old homestead, in poor health, and 
never married. After the death of his sisters he 
removed to Yalesville, Conn., and lived with his 
nephew, Mr. Tompkins. He died there in 1913 
and was buried at West Durham, N. Y. 

ii. Mary E., born about 1835; died Feb. 11, 1911. 

iii. Naomi Sophia, born in 1838; died Feb. 11, 1911. 
These two sisters died of pneumonia at the old 
home of their father within an hour's time. Neither 
ever married. 
394. iv. Rosanna, born about 1843; bapt. Sept. 1, 1844; 
married Calvin Tompkins. 

V. Sheldon Darius, born in 1844; died April 15, 1845, 
aged 7 months. 

vi. Samuel Byram, bapt. Dec. 8, 1853. 

239. Matthew Hubbard^ Scovill (Samuel^, 
Samuel^, William^, William^, John^), born March 7 
or 9, 1810, at Durham, N. Y.; died at East Durham 
June 12, 1884; married first (date unknown) Abigail 
("Nabby" on the church record) Hulbert Newman, 
daughter of William and Sarah (Hulbert ?) Newman 
of West Durham; married second (date unknown) 
Harriet Susan Newman, niece by marriage of his first 
wife. No dates appear to be recoverable regarding 
these two wives. 

Matthew H. Scovill was a farmer at Conesville 
and Durham all his life. He was not blessed with 
prosperity; has left little trace behind him. 

Children born at Durham- Conesville, N. Y. 
i. Patty Pamelia, bapt. May 4, 1834; married Addison 
Roach of Windham, N. Y. 

ii. Mary Ann, born ; married Henry White of 


iii. Sarah Bathsheba, born ; never married; living 

at Coxsackie, N. Y. 

iv. Julia Maria, born ; died unmarried. 

V. Hester, born ; died at the age of 16 years. 


vi. William Wallace, bapt. April 21, 1833; died in infancy. 

Children by second marriage. 

vii. Grover E., born about 1845; died Feb. 16, 1855, aged 

9 years, 2 months, 
viii. Lovisa, born March 12, 1847; died Feb. 4, 1898, at the 

Presbyterian Hospital, New York City. She was 

never married. 
ix. Philo, born Jan. 1, 1849; died March 9, 1913, at Catskill, 

N. Y. He worked many years as a farmer at Oak 

Hill, N. Y., but never married. 
X. Lorenzo, born March 9, 1851; resides at Forestport, 

N. Y. ; never married. 
xi. Adelaide, born ; married Milton Belden; resides 

at Gloversville, N. Y. 
xii. Elsie, born May 9, 1858; married Dewitt Hollenback; 

resides at Bridgeport, Conn, 
xiii. Oscar, born Oct., 1859; married Helen Miller; resides 

at Downsville, N. Y. 
xiv. Emma, born June 25, 1861; married Frank Olmstead, 

son of Willis and Josephine (Chatterton) Olmstead . 

He is a carriage painter at Catskill, N. Y., where they 

reside. One son, Frederick Olmstead, born May 4, 1884. 

240. Mary Ann^ Scovill (Samuel^ Samuel\ Wil- 
liam^, William^, John^), born March 6, 1812, at 
Durham-Conesville, N. Y.; died there Oct. 1, 1887; 
married Nov. 5, 1835, at Durham, Newell Day, born 
April 15, 1814, at Durham-Conesville; died there 
May 28, 1879; son of Erastus and Amelia (Doty) Day 
of Durham. 

Newell Day was a farmer and he lived at West 
Durham or Conesville. He died suddenly, probably 
as the result of an injury from a fall he had shortly 
before. For his ancestry see Newell Genealogy, pages 
95 to 98. 

Children born at Durham-Conesville. 
i. Adeline Bathsheba, born Dec. 9, 1837; married Jason P. 

Brainerd of Conesville, where she is now living. 
ii. Caroline Aurelia, born Aug. 6, 1845; married Cramer W. 
Reeve; she died Nov. 16, 1865. 


241. AcHSA^ ScoviLL (Samuel^ Samuel*, William^, 
William^, John}), born (date not found); died (date 
not found) at Oak Hill, Durham, N. Y.; married about 
1822 Doeg Newman, born (date not found) ; died (date 
not found) ; son of William and Sarah (Hurlbert ?) 
Newman of Durham. Achsa Scovill was a member 
of the church at West Durham from Jan. 6, 1822. 
Children horn at Durham. 
i. Sarah Rosanna, bapt. April 20, 1823; died unmarried, 
ii. Hervey Birge, bapt. May 20, 1827. 

iii. William Newman, bapt. May 20, 1827; never married, 
iv. Ruth Streeter, bapt. July 18, 1830; never married. 

V. Cyrus, born ; died at Oak Hill, N. Y., in 1912; 

married Evaline Scitzer. Had issue. 

242. LiNUS^ Scovill {Thomas'% Samuel'^, William^, 
William'^, John^), born Jan. 9, 1802, at West Durham, 
now Conesville, N. Y.; died Nov. 9, 1866, at Windham, 
N. Y.; married Dec. 18, 1826, Phoebe Osborn, born 
Oct. 9, 1805; died Oct. 19, 1871, at Windham, N. Y.; 
daughter of Ebenezer Osborn of Waterbury (?). 

Linus Scovill was a farmer. He lived four years 
after his marriage in Conesville and then removed to 
Windham, where he spent the rest of his life. He and 
his wife were members of the Methodist Church, but 
later became Episcopalians. Mrs. Scovill afterward 
returned to the Methodist Church. 

395. i. Lucinda, born Oct. 25, 1829; married Lewis Finch, 
ii. Diana, born Jan. 19, 1832; died Feb. 1, 1840. 

iii. Phoebe Ann, born May 27, 1836; married Abram 
Van Valkenburgh; residence East Jewett, N. Y. 
No children. 

396. iv. Julia Diana, born Jan. 15, 1841; married Ira Thomp- 


397. V. Sylvester Jairus, born Nov. 21, 1845; married Mary 

E. Van Valkenburgh. 


243. Elizabeth^ Scovill {Thomas^, Samuel\ Wil- 
liam\ William\ John'), born Jan. 27, 1803 or 1804, 
at Durham, N. Y.; died Nov. 3, 1871, at Manorkill, 
N. Y., now in town of Conesville, Schoharie County, 
but formerly a part of Durham; married about 1826 
Eleazer Hubbard, born Oct. 8, 1803, at Durham, 
N. Y.; died Nov. 9, 1875, at Manorkill, N. Y.; son 
of Elijah and Ruth (Bailey) Hubbard of Haddam or 
Middletown, Connecticut, and Durham, N. Y. 

Mrs. Hubbard was usually called Betsey, and her 
son Enos Hubbard affirmed that her name was Betsey. 
Children born at Durham {Conesville), N. Y. 
i. Carmena, born Oct. 30, 1827; married Orrin Ruland; 

died May 30, 1880, at Jefferson, N. Y. 
ii. Laura, born Feb. 26, 1829; married Doxy Ruland; she 

is now (1912) living at Big Hollow, N. Y. 
iii. Sophronia, born Feb. 8, 1831; married (1) William 
Ingalls of Norton Hill, N. Y.; (2) Augustus Hill of 
Freehold, N. Y.; she died Nov. 22, 1885. 
iv. Charlotte, born June 11, 1833; died Jan. 25, 1880; un- 
V. Thomas, born Dec. 9, 1835; died April 16, 1843. 
vi. Enos, born Sept. 22, 1836; married Esther F. Brainerd; 
residence Manorkill, N. Y. He died there in 1912 or 
vii. Martha, born March 14, 1838; married Aaron Pickett; 

died Aug. 28, 1868, at Jefferson, N. Y. 
viii. Zalmona, born Nov. 22, 1841; died March 12, 1843. 
ix. Elijah Thomas, born April 25, 1844; married Urzilla 

Wright of Manorkill; he died Nov. 19, 1902. 
X. David, born June 3, 1847; died Aug. 25, 1873. 

244. HiRAM^ Scovill {Thomas^, Samuel*, William^, 
William^ John'), born Nov. 22, 1806, at Durham, 
N. Y.; died March 30, 1866, at Brand Hollow, town 
of Conesville, N. Y.; married first (date unknown) 
Elizabeth E. Brand, born April 26, 1811, at Durham, 

N. Y.; died Oct. 16, 1855; daughter of ; 

married second (date unknown) Mrs. Theresa or 


Thirzah Wright, daughter of William Hay and widow 
of David Wright. She married third Calvin Bushnell 
and died about 1888. 

Hiram Scovill spent his life in the town of Cones- 
ville, N. Y. He was a farmer and a member of the 
Methodist Church. In politics he was a Republican. 
Children horn at Conesville, N. Y. 

398. i. Jesse, born June 20, 1835; married Clarissa Bascom. 
ii. Alpha B., born Nov. 8, 1839; died Sept. 25, 1881; 


399. iii. Coleman, born about 1865; married Mary Bushnell. 

245. Sylvester^ Scovill {Thomas'% Samuel^, Wil- 
liam^, William}, John^), born Aug. 16, 1811, at Durham, 
N. Y. ; died Nov. 26, 1873, at Conesville, N. Y. ; married 
(date unknown) Diantha Moss, born Feb. 24, 1809; 
died Sept. 5, 1893; daughter of Elihu and Hannah 
Moss of Durham, N. Y. 

Sylvester Scovill lived all his life in Durham- 
Conesville, at a place known as Brand Hollow, which 
is at the corners of three counties, Albany, Greene, 
and Schoharie. He was a farmer and he and his wife 
were members of the Presbyterian church at West 
Durham. They had no children, but adopted one 
or more, one of them bearing the name of Eugene 

246. Amy^ Scovill {Amasa^, Samuel"^, William^, 
William^, John^), born June 30, 1807, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. Y.; died there about 1895-6; married 
Oct. 25, 1827, Beri Wade, born about 1803 at Durham- 
Conesville; died there Dec. 21, 1883; son of Luther 
and Hannah (Bradley) Wade of the same town. 

Beri Wade was a farmer and an upright, honest 
man. He lived all his life in Durham-Conesville. 
He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian 
Church at West Durham. 


Children born at Durham-Conesville, 

i. Azubah Sophia, born Aug. 9, 1827; married Oscar Chapin 
of Durham and Watertown, N. Y.; she died at Conesville, 
N. Y., Nov. 7, 1859, aged 32 years, 2 months, and 28 days, 
according to gravestone at West Durham, N. Y. 

ii. Cynthia Marena, bapt. July 19, 1829; married Livingston 
Cammer of Conesville. 

iii. Rhoda Scovill, born Sept. 19, 1830; married Daniel In- 
graham; she died May 3, 1884; buried at West Durham. 

iv. Luther Stanley, born June, 1833; living at Oak Hill, N. Y. 

V. Marcus, born Nov., 1835; married Lucia Humphrey; he 
died June 4, 1876. 

vi. Alzina Emma, born April 9, 1848; married Oscar Tomp- 
kins of Ashland, N. Y.; she died July 16, 1883; was 
buried at West Durham, N. Y. 

247. Sheldon^ Scovill (Amasa\ Samuel\ WiU 
liam^, William^, John^), born Feb. 22, 1806, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. Y.; died Dec. 7, 1876, at Freeport, HI.; 
married (date not found) Sarah Snyder, daughter of 
Martin A. Snyder of Durham, N. Y. 

Sheldon Scovill removed from Schoharie County, 
N. Y., to Illinois in 1839 and probably settled at once 
in Freeport, III. 


Nelson, born Feb. 28, 1841; died April, 1862. 
Rhoda, born Dec. 27, 1843; died July 3, 1906. 
Edwin, born Sept. 22, 1846; married . 

iv. Josiah, born Aug. 22, 1850; died 1864. 

248. Russell^ Scovill {Amasa\ Samuel\ William^, 
William^, John^), born Aug. 23, 1812, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. v.; died in Nebraska; married (name 
not found). 

Russell Scovill went from Schoharie County to 
Florence township, Illinois, in 1839 and later settled 
in Freeport, 111. Afterwards he removed to Nebraska, 
where he died. 



i. Bishop, born ; a clergyman, residence Fairchild, 

Minn. Has failed to reply to several letters of inquiry. 

ii. Albert, born . 

iii. Edwin, born . 

iv. Rhoda, born . 

249. Elijah^ Scovill (Amasa,^ Samuel\ William^, 
William^, John^), born Sept. 12, 1813, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. Y.; died there March 19, 1893, and 
was buried at West Durham; married first Nov. 9, 
1849, at South Durham, N. Y., Melissa C. Wheeler, 
born May 28, 1824, at South Durham; died Feb. 12 
or 16, 1857, at Conesville; daughter of Theodore and 
Melissa Wheeler of South Durham; married second 
Oct. 7, 1857, Mrs. Caroline Brandow of Delhi, N. Y.; 
born Jan. 2, 1816; died Nov. 26, 1892. 

Elijah Scovill learned the blacksmith's trade when 
a young man, but after his marriage took the farm 
where his father settled when he came from Connecti- 
cut. Here he lived until a few years before his death. 
He then bought a house at West Durham and lived 
there until the death of his second wife; after that he 
lived with his daughter, Mrs. Steele, at the same 
place. He was a member of the Presbyterian church 
at West Durham and a Republican in politics. 
Children born at Durham- Conesville. 

400. i. Orcelia Sophia, born Dec. 6, 1850; married Eugene 


401. ii. Mary Alice, born July 10, 1852; married John 


402. iii. Caroline Melissa, born Aug. 24, 1855; married 

George Washington Pearsall. 
iv. Omer, born about 1858; died aged 14 months. 

250. Joseph^ Scovill {Amasa\ Samuel^, William^, 
William^, John^), born June 29 or Sept. 22, 1817; 
died about 1881 at Manorkill, town of Conesville, 


N. Y.; married Dec. 26, 1850, Eliza Ann Chittenden, 
born May 14, 1826; died at Manorkill; daughter of 
Curtis Baldwin and Armenia (Humphrey) Chittenden 
of Windham, N. Y. 

He possessed a small farm on which he lived all his 
life. He was a Democrat and a member of the Presby- 
terian church at West Durham. 
i. Salissa Eliza, born March 22, 1857; died Dec. 25, 1857. 
ii. Arland Ethelbert, born Dec. 20, 1860; died Aug. 11, 1874. 

251. Emeline^ Scovill (Amasa\ Samuel*, Wil- 
liam^, William'^, John^), born Aug. 3, 1821, at Durham- 
Conesville, N. Y. ; died at Gloversville, N. Y.; married 
(date not found) Manley Finch, who died at Glovers- 
ville, N. Y. 

They lived at Durham, N. Y., for a time, then 
removed to Gloversville, N. Y., where they lived 
many years. 


i. Coleman, born ; residence Gloversville, N. Y. 

ii. Ida M., born ; married Dalbert Shaw; residence 

Gloversville, N. Y. 

252. Sherman W.^ Scovill (William^ Samuel*, 
William^, William"^, John^), born about 1811, probably 
in Durham-Conesville, N. Y.; died Nov. 9, 1870, 
at New Haven, Connecticut; married (date not found) 
Sarah Bradley, daughter of John Bradley of East 

Children horn at New Haven. 
i. Theodore Frelinghuysen, born about 1845; died at New 
Haven 1878; married Jeannett Muhr. Had one child, 
Charles Grant, died 1872. Mrs. Scovill married (2) 
Aug. 23, 1879, Andrew J. Carpenter at New Haven, 
ii. Isabella, born Nov. 30, 1849; died 1893; unmarried, 
iii. Henry, born about 1852; died aged three days. 
iv. Charles, born 1854; died 1858. 


V. Edward S., born March 1, 1858; married Dec. 31, 1893, 

Hattie Standfuss of New Haven. Children: Isabella, 

born Dec. 30, 1894; Edward, born Dec. 6, 1901. 
Residence New Haven. 

253. William^ Scovil (Sylvester^ Joseph\ William^, 
William,'' John"), born Aug. 10, 1814, at Haddam; 
died there May 24, 1850; married June 28, 1838, at 
Haddam, Phoebe Spencer, born 1816 at Haddam; died 
there 1852; daughter of Ezekiel and Fanny (Bailey) 
Spencer of Haddam. 

William Scovil was a farmer; resided in the Candle- 
wood or Higganum district of Haddam. 
Children horn in Haddam. 
i. Joseph, born July 11, 1839; resides in Higganum; 

ii. Frances Elizabeth, born Aug. 15, 1842; married 
Daniel W. Priest. 
403. iii. Whitney, born July 7, 1847; married Lillian M. 
Try on. 

254. Atwood^ Scovil {Sylvester^, Joseph, William^, 
William'^, John^), born Sept. 2, 1816, at Haddam; 
died May 30, 1876, at Middletown; married Oct. 8, 
1839, at Middletown, Esther Maria Burr, born June 
2, 1818; died Nov. 4, 1906, at Guilford, Connecticut; 
daughter of George and Esther (Spencer) Burr of 

Atwood Scovil lived in Haddam and at Middletown. 

i. Esther Maria, born about 1840; married Gilbert Leete. 
ii. Susan Virginia, born about 1848; married Oct. 15, 1872, 
at Middletown, Robert E. Stone. 

255. Sylvester** Scovil {Sylvester^, Joseph^, WiU 
liam\ William^ John"), born Nov. 20, 1821, at Haddam; 
died (place and date unknown); married June 7, 


1854, at Haddam, Frances Louisa Bonfoey, born Sept. 

7, 1830, at Haddam; died there Jan. 12, 1897; daughter 

of Benanuel and Eliza (Burr) Bonfoey of Haddam. 

Sylvester Scovil taught school and held several 

town offices. He was also a farmer and a captain in 

the state militia. He left home when his son was a 

baby and never returned or communicated with his 


Child born at Haddam. 

404. i. Sylvester Eugene, born Nov. 12, 1855; married Eva 
Luella Burr. 

255A. Fannie^ Scovil {Hezekiah^, Joseph^ Wil- 
liam^, William'^, John^), born Oct. 14, 1812, at Haddam; 
died in Haddam, May 25, 1854; married Dec. 22, 
1834, John Porter, born Aug. 25, 1799, at Hebron; 
died 1860 at Middletown; son of Gaylord and Anna 
(Brown) Porter of Hebron. 

John Porter lived in Hebron, and after his mar- 
riage, at Middletown, where he was a maker of pianos, 
a few of which are still to be found. He possessed a 
notable tenor voice and become a leader of musical 
societies common to his times. 

Children born at Middletown. 

i. John Scovil, born Nov. 6, 1835; died Feb. 18, 1882; un- 

ii. Joseph, born Aug. 30, 1839; married Harriet E. Stevens 
of Cromwell; died June 8, 1909, in New Haven, where 
he resided many years. 

iii. Edward, born Jan. 13, 1841; married Kate L. Stevens of 
Cromwell, sister of Joseph Porter's wife; resided for 
many years at Rochester, N. Y., where he died in 1905. 

iv. Alice, born June 16, 1843; resides at New Haven; un- 

V. Wallace, born Dec. 25, 1850; married Florence Wells of 
Stratford; he resided at Wilkesbarre, Pa., and at Hig- 
ganum in the town of Haddam, where he died Dec. 6, 


256. Whitney^ Scovil {Hezekia¥, Joseph\ Wil- 
liam^, William'^, John}), born Dec. 26, 1813, at Haddam; 
died there Dec. 23, 1837; married Jan. 18, 1837, 
at Haddam, Elizabeth Tyler, born Aug. 15, 1817, 
at Haddam; died May 12, 1892, at East Haddam, 
but was buried at East Brookfield, Mass.; daughter 
of Selden and Sarah (Randall) Tyler of Haddam and 
East Haddam. Mrs. Elizabeth (Tyler) Scovil married 
second Abel Wheeler Reed of East Brookfield, Mass., 
and had a family. 

Only child horn at Haddam. 
i. Whitney Tyler, born Nov. 6, 1837; died May 22, 1840, at 

257. Daniel^ Scovil {Hezekia¥, Joseph^, Wil- 
liam^, William^, John^), born Nov. 23, 1815, at Had- 
dam; died there July 8, 1881; married first June 6, 
1849, at Haddam, Tamsin E. Gladwin, born at 
Haddam, 1822; died there June 9, 1859; daughter 
of Selden and Ly dia Gladwin of Higganum in Haddam ; 
married second in 1864 Esther Jane Adams, born 
about 1825; died June 15, 1896, at Haddam, aged 71 

Daniel Scovil was associated with his brother 
Hezekiah in the manufacture of hoes. He was a 
member of the General Assembly of Connecticut 
in 1867 and again in 1873. Though not a lawyer, he 
was honored with appointments to the committees 
on judiciary and on constitutional convention. In 
politics he was a Democrat. 

i. Frances, born July 19, 1857; died Sept. 9, 1860. 
ii. A son, born June 28, 1865; died June 28, 1865. 

258. Hezekiah^ Scovil {Hezekiah^, Joseph"^, Wil- 
liam\ William\ John'), born Feb. 13, 1820, at Haddam; 
died there Jan. 13, 1903; married Dec. 12, 1860, Caro- 


line Anne Bonfoey, born May 18, 1837, at Haddam; 
died there Nov. 21, 1907; daughter of Benanuel and 
EHza (Burr) Bonfoey of Candlewood district, Haddam. 
Hezekiah Scovil was educated in the schools of his 
native town and commenced business life as teller in the 
Middlesex County Bank of Middletown, Connecticut. 
At the solicitation of his brother Daniel who had 
been traveling in the South, he was induced to go into 
business with him about 1845 in the manufacture of 
plantation hoes. The growth of the business, which 
was located at the village of Higganum in the north 
part of the town of Haddam, was slow but sure, and 
the brothers accumulated a fortune. They remained 
in business together until the death of Daniel Scovil 
in 1881, after which Hezekiah conducted it alone 
until his death. With such skill and integrity was 
their business conducted that the name "Scovil" on 
a hoe was the mark of excellence, and their product 
always met with a ready sale. Mr. Scovil solved the 
problem of remaining at home and working out a 
successful career, by creating a profitable industry 
in and for his native town. Not only that, but he 
maintained the enterprise for two generations at such 
efficiency that it was stronger at the time of his death 
than ever before. He was in the business harness 
for sixty years. He never "retired." Though lacking 
but one month of eighty-three years, and having for the 
last two years failed in bodily strength, he continued 
in actual control of his business until the last day of 
his life, personally inspecting the finished product, 
so insistent was he that the high standard of excellence 
for which his goods were famous, should be maintained. 
The name "Scovil" sells a hoe as the name "Dunlap" 
sells a hat. Though no orders were ever solicited, 
the orders received were always sufficient to keep the 
plant in operation. 


Hezekiah Scovil served repeatedly as selectman 
in the town of Haddam in his younger days. He was 
first sent to the General Assembly of Connecticut 
in 1857 and a second time in 1861, when he was ap- 
pointed a member of the then most important com- 
mittee, that on military affairs. The third and last 
time was in 1869, when there was much interest in 
Haddam over the construction of the Valley Railroad. 

In politics he was at first a Whig, and after the 
fall of that party he became a Democrat. At the 
last he supported McKinley rather than Bryan. He 
believed, as President Cleveland said, "that it is not 
the business of a government to support its people, but 
of the people to support their government; and once 
to lose sight of this vital truth is as dangerous as to 
trifle with some stealthy narcotic poison." He had 
no sympathy with free silver or paternalistic theories, 
and did not desire tariff protection from the govern- 
ment against competition in his industry. He held 
tenaciously to decided opinions and though naturally 
impulsive was restrained by the power of a clear 
intellect and by strong common sense. He had 
qualities which would have made him a great financier, 
a successful physician or lawyer, and the power to 
command had he chosen to adopt a military career. 

He was a gentleman in the best sense of the word, 
dignified, yet easily approached, unostentatious. He 
dispensed bounty to the poor, and favored public 
improvements, and was willing to pay for them. He 
was a trustee and liberal supporter of the Middlesex 
County Hospital in Middletown. He had a deeply 
religious nature and contributed freely to the support 
of the Congregational Church in Higganum where he 
lived and of the First Church in Haddam where his 
ancestors worshiped. In all respects he was the 
foremost citizen of Haddam at the time of his death. 


Mrs. Scovil was a member of the Congregational 
church in Higganum and there much of her interest 
was centered. In 1904 she presented to the society 
of this church a beautiful pipe organ in memory of her 
husband. Her benevolences, which were wide, large, 
and varied, were not confined to her own church or 
denomination, but expressed her broad sympathy 
and charity. She was a power for good in the com- 
munity where she lived and took a personal interest 
in each individual, especially where there was sorrow 
or need. 

Only child, born at Haddatn. 
i. Whitney Daniel, born Sept. 30, 1861; died Sept. 28, 1867. 

259. Philemon^ Scovil (John^, Josiah\ John^, 
William'', John"), born Dec. 17, 1778, in Haddam; 
died there July 7, 1844; married first Sept. 17, 1801 
(recorded in records of Congregational church, Chester), 
Sarah Ely, born in Haddam, Oct., 1778; died there 
March 18, 1816; daughter of Capt. William and 
Hannah (Barker) Ely of Haddam; married second 
about 1817 (exact date not found) Mehitabel Prior, 
born about 1795 at Middletown; died at East 
Haddam (Moodus) July 24, 1851, aged 56 years; 
daughter of Elijah and Lucy (Bailey) Prior of 

Philemon Scovil appears in early life to have lived 
on the old farm at Turkey Hill in Haddam, but later 
owned a small place further north in Tylerville. He 
was a sawyer, sawing ship timber and other large 
frames. When this business was not available, he 
probably engaged in farming. It may be that he 
spent some years in Guilford, now Madison. Some 
of his descendants think he died at Maromas, having 
lived some time with one of his sons, and was buried 
there, but it seems more probable that he died in 


Haddam. No family record has been found and it 
seems impossible to give his children in the exact 
order of their birth. 

Children born at Haddam. 

405. i. Julius, born Jan. 30, 1802; married Lucy Ann 

Say re. 

406. ii. Silas, born about 1804; married Lydia . 

407. iii. Edwin, born May 13, 1806; married Eliza Ann 

iv. Infant, born and died Aug., 1808. 

408. V. Emily, born Sept., 1809; married Enos Lewis 


vi. Maria, born ; married Taylor. 

vii. Mehitabel, born about 1817; married Benjamin 

viii. Fanny, born about 1821; died Nov. 10, 1861, 
at Leesvilie, near Moodus in East Haddam, 
whither her mother and herself went after 
Philemon Scovil's death, to seek employment 
in the mills. She was about 40 years of age 
and unmarried. 

409. ix. Elijah, born May 30, 1823; married Lavinia 

409A. X. Wealthy Ann, born May 30, 1823; married 
Edward Hollister. 

410. xi. Leander, born Jan. 20, 1825; married (1) Eliza 

Burke Shailor; (2) Josephine Tucker. 

411. xii. Melantha, born ; married James Bishop. 

412. xiii. Eliza, born ; married Charles Botsford. 

413. xiv. Nelson Rufus, born Sept. 18, 1838; married 

Sarah E. Shailor. 

XV. Almira, born ; died at Thomaston, Conn.; 


xvi. Horace, born ; died about 1860, aged 

16 or 18 years. 

260. JOHN« ScoviL (John^, Josiah\ John\ William'^, 

John^), born April 2, 1781, at Haddam; died 

at ; married April 3, 1800, at Chester, Betsey 

Ely Jones. 

Nothing more concerning him has been discovered. 


261. Smith^ Scovill (John^, Josiah'^, John\ Wil- 
liam\ John^), born May 25, 1786 or 1788, at Haddam; 

died at ; married June 30, 1810, Hannah 

Faltz, born Dec. 1, 1791; died . 

Smith Scovill left Haddam when about twenty- 
years of age, and settled in the "Black River Country," 
locating in the town of Pamelia, Jefferson County, 
N. Y., about eight miles from Watertown. Here in 
1811 he was the proprietor of the first inn or tavern 
in the town. 

Children born at Pamelia, N. Y. 
John, born May 18, 1811; married Harriet Gale, 
ii. Wells Josiah, born Oct. 7, 1812; married Susannah 
(?) Tyler. 
Ezra, born Dec. 29, 1813; married . 













Smith, born Nov. 27, 1815; married . 

George, born Aug. 17, 1817; married Olive . 

Margaret, born Jan. 13, 1820; married James 
vii. Mary Ann, born Aug. 31, 1821; married Mr. 

Wilcox; she died at Princeton, 111. 
viii. Hannah, born June 6, 1823; married Mr. Clark; 
she died in Iowa. 

ix. Frances, born ; died at Niles, Mich., in 1893. 

X. Francis, born ; died in Princeton, III.; 

others say in Iowa; had musical ability. 
420. xi. Albert, born : married . 

262. Josiah^ Scovil {John^, Josiah^, John^, Wil- 
liam^, John^), born Sept. 9 or 27, 1799, at Haddam; 
died Feb. 18, 1869, at Middletown ; married first June, 
1822, at Middletown, Sarah Bailey, born Oct. 9, 1800; 
died Oct. 20, 1843; married second Dec. 24 or 25, 
1843, at Middletown, Mrs. Elsa (Bailey) Johnson, 
sister of his first wife. 

Josiah Scovil resided at Turkey Hill in Haddam 
until about 1830, when he removed to the southern 
part of Middletown. He was a quarryman and 
stonecutter, later probably a farmer. 


Children horn at Haddam and Middletown. 

421. i. John Smith, born April 6, 1823; married Eliza Ann 

ii. A daughter, born May 16, 1825; died June 1, 1825. 
iii. Twin sons, born March 21, 1826; died March 22, 

422. iv. William Martin, born May 4, 1827; married Frances 


423. V. Talcott Brainard, born Aug. 1, 1829; married (1) 

Frances Shailer; (2) Leona Brown, 
vi. Isaac Newton, born Feb. 27, 1832; died Oct. 9, 1840. 
vii. Charles Palmer, born June 24, 1834; died May 31, 


263. Luther^ Scovel (Michael^, Mica¥, Edward^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Feb. or March, 1789, probably 
at Granville, Mass., but baptized Sept. 2, 1792, at 
Hartland, Connecticut; died at or near Detroit, Mich., 
Aug. 27, 1855; married Jan. 3, 1813, Lucy or Lucinda 
Allen, born April, 1789; died June 8, 1865, at Detroit, 

Luther Scovel removed with his parents from 
Granville, Mass., to Richmond, N. Y., when about 
twelve years old. In 1822 he had gone to or near 
Detroit, Mich., then little more than a frontier pest. 
In 1827 he received a patent from President John 
Quincy Adams for 190 acres of land near Detroit, in 
the township of Greenfield. This land has always 
remained in the possession of the family. At that time 
there were no churches, or even meetings, but a traveling 
minister, thought to have been a Methodist, came along 
and he held the first religious service ever known in 
this part of the country in Luther Scovel's house. 
Luther was also visited by his father at this place. 

424. i. Daniel James, born Nov. 8, 1813; married (1) Helen 
Jenkins; (2) Jane Hanmer. 

ii. John, born ; died at the age of 20 to 25; 



264. William* Scovill (Edward^, Micah\ Edward^^ 
Benjamin^, John^), born probably at Richmond, On- 
tario County, N. Y.; died at Newville, Indiana; 
married (date not found) Mary Wilson. 

i. Hannah, born ; married Mr. Hampson or Lampson. 

ii. Elizabeth, born ; married Mr. Applegate. 

iii. Margaret, born . 

iv. Peter, born . 

V. James, born . 

265. Michael^ Scovill {Enoch^j Mica¥, Edward^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born at Richmond, Ontario County, 
N. Y.; died about 1893 at Rome, Ohio; married (date 
not found) Mary Hull, who died 1910. 

Michael Scovill lived at Mecca, Bazetta, Cham- 
pion, and Rome, O. He was a farmer. 

425. i. Ambrose Cowdry, born ; married Emma 


426. ii. Elisha T., born ; married Emma A. Logan. 

iii. William W., born . 

iv. Albert E., born . 

V. Sylvester M., born . 

vi. Almeda, born ; married Mr. Beebe. 

vii. Samuel J., born . 

viii. Alice, born ; married Mr. Brown. 

427. ix. Henry Harrison, born June 8, 1854; married 
Angie Durst. 

266. Edward^ Scoville {Enoc¥, Mica¥, Edward^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Dec. 15, 1813, at Richmond, 
Ontario County, N. Y.; died Oct. 11, 1887, at Stafford, 
Ind.; married October, 1835, Lydia Culp, born May 
14, 1820; died March 7, 1894, at Stafford township, 
DeKalb County, Ind.; daughter of John and Ann 
(Abbot) Culp who emigrated from Pennsylvania to 


Edward Scoville in 1827 accompanied his parents 
from Richmond, N. Y., to Trumbull County, O., and 
in February, 1838, came to DeKalb County, Ind., 
and settled in Stafford township where he rented land 
for two years. He then moved to Newville township 
where he had previously entered land in section four. 
In 1857 he bought and moved to a farm in section 
twenty-nine in Stafford township, where he lived for 
thirty years. He was one of the hardest working 
men in the county and helped to clear and log over 
one hundred acres of land. He was progressive in 
his farm methods and was among the very first to 
use improved machinery in grain field and dairy. He 
was constable and also supervisor for several terms. 

428. i. Ann Sarina, born Sept. 1, 1836; married Simeon 


429. ii. William Henry, born May 10, 1840; married Mary 

A. Dickerhoof. 
iii. Martha, born Dec. 7, 1842; died July 14, 1846. 

430. iv. Mary Alvina, born Nov. 5, 1846; married Charles 


431. V. Warren Edward, born Sept. 9, 1850; married Hattie 

vi. John E., born July 9, 1853; died Aug. 24, 1856. 

267. William^ Scovill (Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 
Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born Jan. 15, 1786, at 
Salisbury or Canaan; died Sept. 9, 1860, at New 
Haven, O.; married Jan. 14, 1808, Azubah . 

He lived at New Haven, Huron County, O., but 
no other information about him or his descendants 
has been obtained. 

268. Benjamin^ Scovil {Benjamin^ Benjamin^, 
Edward^, Benjamin^, John}), born May 8, 1791, at 
Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y., died April 12, 1866, 
at Shelbyville, 111.; married first Jan. 4, 1812, Rebecca 


Tourgee, born March 30, 1794; died July 30, 1832; 
married second Jan. 14, 1834, Mary Bustill; married 
third Jan. 7, 1841, Mary Jones; married fourth March 
17, 1857, Rachel Clarke. 

When a young man Benjamin Scovil lived at 
Providence, Saratoga County, N. Y. Certificates 
preserved by descendants show that in 1812 he was 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at 
Greenfield, N. Y., and that Mrs. Scovil was a member 
of a like church in Galway, N. Y. Not long after 
they moved west and settled at Shelbyville, 111. 

"Grandfather and his sons were all quite large 
men, six feet and more tall, except father (Charles 
Clarke Scovil). They had light hair, blue eyes, large 
mouths, and fine foreheads. They were men of fine 
character and more than average business ability." 

432. i. Lorenzo Dow, born Nov. 20, 1812; married Lydia 

J. Dibble, 
ii. Hannah or Harriet, born Nov. 15, 1815; died Oct. 
20, 1832. 

433. iii. Charles Clarke, born June 30, 1817; married 

Maria J. Garvin. 

434. iv. Electa, born Sept. 5, 1819; married Jared A. 

v. Percy Miner, born July 30, 1821. 

435. vi. Cyrus Porter, born June 30, 1823; married Mary 

A. McCoy. 

436. vii. Gilbert Bustill, born Nov. 16, 1826; married 

Mary E. Callender. 

437. viii. Lucy, born July 14, 1829; married Obadiah Martin. 

269. Salma^ Scovil {Benjamin^, Salma\ Benjamin^ 
Benjamin^, John}), born about 1817 perhaps at New 
London; died "some years ago" in New York City; 
married Almaria Holmes of Springfield, Mass. 

He was living at New London in 1842; was a sailor 
and died in a "sailors' home" in New York. Had 
perhaps more than one child. 


Child horn at New London. 
438. i. Benjamin, born Nov. 13, 1842; married Eliza Jane 

270. Harris^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan^ Nathan*, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Nov. 16, 1816, at Wyal using, 
Pa.; died (date not found) at Mankato, Minn.; mar- 
ried Sarah Owen. 

Harris Scovell removed from near Burdett, N. Y., 
to Minnesota in 1850. Mrs. Scovell is said to be living 
with her son Howard at Mankato, Minn., but a letter 
addressed to them there was unclaimed. There were 
also three daughters in the family. 

i. Howard, born ; a railroad agent at Mankato, Minn. 

271. Harriet'' Scovell (Nathan^, Nathan*, 
Nathan\ Benjamin^, John^), born Oct. 3, 1817, at 
Wyalusing, Pa.; died April 22, 1843, at Burdett, 
N. Y.; married March 26, 1837, at Burdett, N. Y., 
Nelson Wickham, born Sept. 5, or 12, 1813, in Ohio; 
died April 25, 1882, near Burdett, N. Y. ; son of William 
and Martha (Huke) Wickham of Hector, N. Y., but 
born in Orange County, N. Y. Nelson Wickham was 
a farmer. 

Children horn at Burdett, N. Y. 
i. Harris, born March 26, 1838; married Dec. 26, 1859, 

Louisa Pratt; residence Lincoln, Neb. 
ii. Elon, born March 7, 1840; died Aug. 8, 1841. 
iii. Harriet, born April 8, 1843; married Dec. 26, 1859, Simeon 
Lauterman. Residence Crookston, Minn. 

272. Lydia^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan*, Nathan^, 
Benjamin'^, John^), born Dec. 5, 1820, at Wyalusing, 

Pa.; died at Greenville, Mich.; married David 


No children. 


273. Aranthus Everts^ Scovel {Nathan^, Nathan*, 
Nathan^, Benjamin'^, Johv}), born Oct. 26, 1822, at 
Wyalusing, Pa.; died March 31, 1891, near Anselmo, 
Neb.; married Feb. 15, 1849, at Burdett, N. Y., 
Arvilla Martin, born Feb. 15, 1829, at Burdett; died 
March 29, 1906, at Anselmo, Neb.; daughter of Archer 
and Almira (Sutphen) Martin of Burdett. 

At the time of his marriage Aranthus E. Scovel 
settled near Hornellsville, N. Y., whence in 1857 he 
removed his family to Ludlow, 111. In the spring of 
1881 he came to Nebraska and in 1884 ''homesteaded" 
government land near Anselmo. Until his marriage he 
was a teacher ; after that a farmer. 
i. Otis, born Aug. 13, 1850, at Hornellsville, N. Y.; 

married Josephine K. Faust, 
ii. Adell, born Dec. 10, 1852, at Hornellsville, N. Y.; 
married Jacob Labart. 

439. iii. Evolene, born May 25, 1855, at Hornellsville; married 

Milton P. Funk. 

440. iv. Ruth, born March 23, 1860, at Ludlow, 111.; married 

Daniel D. Straight. 

274. Nathan^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan'^, Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, JohnS), born July 26, 1829, at Burdett, 
N. Y.; died July 7, 1902, at Rose Hill, 111.; married Oct. 
2, 1850, at Burdett, N. Y., Hannah M. Aller, born 
Aug. 16, 1832, at Burdett, N. Y.; died June 16, 1908, 
at Paden, Oklahoma; daughter of Samuel and Arzela 
(Matthews) Aller of Hunterdon County, N. J., and 
Burdett, N. Y. 

Nathan Scovell received his early education in 
Burdett, N. Y., and later attended the State Normal 
School at Albany where he finished within a few 
months of graduation. He taught school at Burdett 
in 1849, but after his marriage went into mercantile 
business. He taught school at Belvidere, N. J., 


during the winter of 1854-55. The next year he 
accepted a secretaryship with the IlHnois Central 
Railroad and moved to Chicago. His health becoming 
impaired by the confinement of office work, he bought 
land in Ford County, 111., then a virgin prairie. He 
farmed this land for several years, but an increasing 
family needed better educational advantages and so 
he returned to teaching in 1866. He was one year 
at Sadoris, 111., and then for several years principal 
of the East Side High School of Champaign, 111., 
leaving there in 1871. Subsequently he was superin- 
tendent of the Salem and Newton public schools until 
1892. At this time his eyesight was impaired by 
cataract and he retired to his farm at Rose Hill, where 
he died. 

He was a man of fine mentality and an inspiration 
to those with whom he came in contact. He was a 
leader among educators. He never took a school or 
a system of schools that was not built up by his labor 
and influence. His high schools articulated with the 
State University, so excellent were his methods and 
practical ideals. He believed that the way to lift 
the state was to lift its educational system. 

In religious preference he was a faithful member 
of the Methodist Church. 


i. Aller, born May 4, 1852, at Burdett, N. Y.; died 
Oct., 1864. 

440. ii. Melville Amasa, born Feb. 26, 1855, at Belvidere, 

N. J.; married Nancy Davis. 

iii. William Himrod, born , 1857, at Chicago, 

111.; died Nov. 12, 1864. 

441. iv. Mary Arzela, born Jan. 12, 1860; married William 


442. V. Ada Priscilla, born May 4, 1862, in Ford County, 

111.; married Benjamin F. Harrah. 

443. vi. Frank Elmer, born Aug. 21, 1864, in Ford County, 

III; married Mary Gosnell. 


444. vii. Elizabeth, born Jan., 1867, at Sadoris, III.; married 

Bushrod Vanderhoof. 

445. viii. Minnie, born Sept. 1, 1870, at Champaign, 111.; 

married John C. Dovell. 

275. Joseph^ Scovel {Nathan^, Nathan'^, Nathan^, 
Benjamin'^, John^), born Feb. 17, 1831; died April, 
1904, at Joplin, Mo. (?); married . 

Joseph Scovell resided at Joplin, Mo. 

i. A son, born 
ii. Ida, born — 

276. Laura^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan\ Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born Oct. 28, 1832, near Burdett, 
Schuyler County, N. Y.; died March 5, 1913, at 
Caldwell, Idaho; married May, 1856, at St. Charles, 
Minn., Henry Klepper, born Aug. 2, 1830, in Indiana; 
died Dec. 27, 1898, at Portland, Oregon; son of Henry 
and Rebecca Klepper. 

Laura Scovell was educated at Alfred Academy 
and for many years prior to her death she was the 
oldest graduate. She was much interested in the 
yearly gathering of the alumni. From the time of 
her marriage until 1865 the family lived at St. Charles, 
Minn., moving in that year to Rockford, Mich., and 
from there in 1880 to Lathrop, Mo., and from Lathrop 
to Portland, Ore., in 1889. Mrs. Klepper was for 
nearly sixty years a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church and as her religion was exemplified in her daily 
life, she was a benediction to all with whom she came 
in contact. 

i. Frederick, born at St. Charles, Minn.; married 1881 at 
Lathrop, Mo., Ruth Webb. Residence Nampa, Idaho. 
Two children, Maude and Mary. 


Mary J., born Oct. 12, 1861, at St. Charles; died Feb. 1, 
1892; married May 5, 1885, J. J. Buchanan of Hastings, 
Neb.; one child, Jay, born 1886; died June, 1889. 

John L., born April 4, 1865, at St. Charles; died April 1, 
1885; unmarried. 

Eva G., born Aug. 29, 1867, at Rockford, Mich.; married 
at Kansas City, Mo., June 1, 1886, Robert Willson. 
Son, Robert Willson, Jr., born May 3, 1892, at Hastings, 
Neb. Residence New York City. 

Nellie L., born Oct. 27, 1869, at Rockford, Mich.; married 
Jan. 1, 1887, at Lathrop, Mo., Hiram Woods. Residence 
Philadelphia, Pa. Children: Queena L., born Nov. 11, 
1889, at Denver, Col.; John L., born May 13, 1891; 
Harry I., born Nov. 10, 1893. 

277. Mary^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan'^, Nathan^, 
Benjamin^, John^), born June 21, 1834, near Burdett, 
N. Y.; died (date not furnished); married Samuel 



i. Alice M., born ; residence Ithaca, N. Y. 

ii. Alma, born ; residence Ithaca, N. Y. 

278. Henry Amherst^ Scovell {Amherst David^, 
Solomon'^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born April 5, 
1826, at Colchester; died April 27, 1872, in New York 
City; married April 29, 1848, in New York City 
Jane Elizabeth Cope, born in New York, April 29, 
1832; died Jan. 1, 1912, at East Orange, N. J. 

Henry A. Scovell was a graduate of Amherst Col- 
lege. He was in business in New London for a time, 
but removed to New York City where for many years 
he was in the clothing business. He was a Presbyterian 
in church preference. 

Children born at New York City. 

i. Emma R., born ; died aged 4 years. 

ii. Kate Margaretta, born May 23, 1859. 

iii. Annie, born July 10, 1864; married Lewis Taylor Thornell; 
residence East Orange, N. J. 


279. Franklin Jackson^ Scovell (Amherst David^, 
Solomon^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John}), born Sept. 22, 
1832, at Colchester; died ; married Mary 

Mrs. Mary Scovell resides at Darien, Connecticut. 
i. Henry Amherst, born . 

280. Asa Baker^ Scovell {David^, Moses\ 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born at Johnstown, O.; 

died there; married Phoebe Ann , who died at 

Johnstown, O., Feb. 19, 1862, aged 31 years, 9 months, 
30 days. 

i. Edith, died April 25, 1863, aged 8 years, 7 months, and 

20 days, 
ii. Clara H., died Jan. 7, 1861, aged 1 year, 1 month, 14 days. 

281. Rachel Bakers Scovell {Anderson^, Moses*, 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, John}), born Aug. 16, 1811 or 13, 
at Exeter, Pa.; died Sept. 9, 1882, at Harford, Sus- 
quehanna County, Pa.; married March 30, 1843, 
Naaman Tingley, born June 24, 1808, at Harford, 
Pa.; died there Oct. 25, 1889; son of Darius and 
Sabra (Yeomans) Tingley of Harford, Pa. 

i. Mary Caroline, born April 27, 1844, at Harford, Pa.; 

died June 26, 1900, at Scranton, Pa.; married Frank 

Wilmarth of Oakley, Pa. Five children. 
ii. Almon Montgomery, born June 1, 1846, at Harford, Pa.; 

died Dec. 2, 1910, at Halstead, Pa.; married Jan. 18, 

1870, Sally Martha Tiffany, born Feb. 5, 1846. Three 

iii. Elijah Carney, born Oct. 7, 1848, at Lenox, Pa.; now living 

at Hopbottom, Pa.; married May 2, 1881, Abbie D. 

Tewkesbury; no children. She died May 12, 1909. 
iv. Franklin Pierce, born April 21, 1852, at Harford, Pa.; 

now living at Kingsley, Pa.; married Eva L. Tiffany; 

two children. 


282. Mary Eve® Scovell {Anderson^, Moses^, 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born March 24, 1815, at 
Exeter, Pa.; died there Nov. 24, 1878; married March 
14, 1837, Almon Tingley, born May 3, 1814, at Har- 
ford, Pa.; died there April 27, 1894; son of Darius 
and Sabra (Yeomans) Tingley of Harford, Susque- 
hanna County, Pa. 

i. Rosalia Ann, born Dec. 3, 1837, at Harford, Pa.; died 
July 17, 1884, at Hopbottom, Pa.; married George 
Wesley Rees. One child. 
ii. Scovell, born Oct. 28, 1839, at Harford, Pa.; died at 
Binghamton, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1886; lived at Unadilla, 
N. Y.; married Minnie Westcott. One child, Rosa 
Belle Tingley, married Daniel Hanford Loomis of Una- 
dilla, N. Y. 
iii. Naaman Mockridge, born Feb. 5, 1841, at Harford, Pa.; 
living at Hopbottom, Pa.; married Caroline Van Loan. 
Two children. 
iv. Stephen H., born May 2, 1843, at Harford, Pa.; living at 
Great Bend, Pa.; married Helen Van Loan. Six chil- 
V. Darius D., born July 14, 1845; residence Unadilla, N. Y. 
vi. James Carlton, born Aug. 13, 1847, at Harford, Pa.; 
living at Nicholson, Pa.; married Rosetta Smith of 
Lathrop, Pa. No children, 
vii. Almira Alice, born July 27, 1849, at Harford, Pa.; living 
at Hopbottom, Pa.; married Edgar Van Loan of Hop- 
bottom, Pa., born March 15, 1839. No children. 
viii. Mary Eugenia, born Nov. 7, 1852; died Nov. 2, 1859. 

283. Henry Gilbert^ Scovell {John Bucking- 
ham^, Amherst^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
June 28, 1846, at Columbia or Lebanon; married Jan. 
14, 1884, in Willimantic, Dora W. Tucker, born July 
14, 1853; died at Middletown, Oct. 14, 1904; daughter 
of Palmer and Susan Tucker of Rhode Island. 

In 1884 Henry G. Scovell located at Middletown, 
where he now lives. He is a conductor for the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 


Mrs. Dora Scovell joined the First Baptist Church 
when she first came to Middletown in 1884 and was an 
active worker in church and Sunday school. She also 
became an active temperance worker and was president 
of the local branch of the Woman's Christian Tem- 
perance Union. At the time of her death she had 
been chosen a delegate to the National Convention of 
the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which was 
soon to meet at Philadelphia. 

Only child, born at Middletown. 
i. Ernest Winfield, born Oct. 31, 1888. 

284. Amherst Buckingham^ Scovell (John Buck- 
ingham^, Amherst'^, Nathan^, Benjamin"^, John^), born 
Jan. 1, 1849, in Columbia or Lebanon; married Jan. 
31, 1871, in South Boston, Mass., Adelaide Orinthia 
Fox, born Feb. 3, 1850, at Columbia; daughter of 
Erastus and Waitie (Burton) Fox of Columbia, Con- 

Amherst B. Scovell is a farmer, living on a part of 
the farm of his father and grandfather in Lebanon, 
near the Columbia line, three miles south of Willi- 


446. i. Lynwood Amherst, born Feb. 20, 1873; married 

Marie Voile. 

447. ii. Alice Dana, born Aug. 1, 1875; married John E. 


285. Mary^ Scovill {Mark\ Selah\ Asa\ John\ 
John^, John^), born April 6, 1816; died ; mar- 
ried first April 8, 1839, Robert Kearney, who died 
Oct. 8, 1843; married second Sept. 8, 1844, Philip 
Bell; married third Oct. 4, 1851, Peter Dilley; married 
fourth April 20, 1870, Samuel Geddis. 


i. Mary Elizabeth, born Jan. 22, 1840; married William 

ii. Martha Amelia, born Jan. 22, 1840; married William D. 

iii. Wilton Robert, born Jan. 7, 1843; married Emma Christy. 

By second marriage. 
iv. James, born about 1845; married Margaret Milliken. 
V. Matthias, born Aug., 1848. 

By third marriage. 
vi. Mark Scovil, born about 1852. 
vii. Frank Peters, born . 

By fourth marriage. 
viii. Eunice Jane, born . 

286. Lester Seeley^ Scovill (Mark\ Selah\ Asa^y 
John^, John'^, John^), born Jan. 23, 1823; died Jan. 5, 
1880, at Ogden, Utah; married Oct. 8, 1849, Hannah 
M. Scovill, born Aug. 14, 1827, at Vienna, O.; daughter 
of Reuben Blakeslee and Mary Ann (Wheeler) Scovill. 

i. Mary Amelia, born Sept. 18, 1852. 

287. Selden Mark^ Scovill {Mark\ Selah\ Asa\ 
John,^ John^, John^), born July 11, 1827, at Vienna, 
O.; died (place and date not found); married Oct. 
30, 1851, at Vienna, O., Sarah E. Burnett; married 
second Cornelia Foreman of Vienna, O. 
Children born at Vienna, O. 
i. Mary Louisa, born Nov., 1852. 

ii. Sarah Amelia, born . 

iii. James Mark, born ; residence Warren, O.; a 

iv. Vernie M., born Feb. 24, 1869. 
V. Caroline J., born May 12, 1870. 

vii Arthur, born . 

vii. Eunice, born July, 1874. 


288. William Seeley^ Scoville {Ebenezer Roberts^, 
Selah\ Asa\ John\ John^ John"), born Feb. 1, 1820, 
at Meredith, N. Y.; died Sept. 8, 1878, at Kahoka, 
Mo.; married Dec. 1, 1852, at Bonaparte, Van Buren 
County, Iowa, Elizabeth W. Allen, born Nov. 12, 
1825, at Hebron, Me.; died Oct., 1891, at Valparaiso, 
Neb. ; daughter of Moses Allen. 

Mr. Scoville was a farmer. 

448. i. Frank Armand, born June 7, 1854; married Flora 

E. Crafts, 
ii. Jessie Fremont, born Sept., 1857; died 1871 at 
Kahoka, Mo. 

449. iii. Harriet Newell, born May, 1859; married Leman 


450. iv. Amanda, born Mar. 25, 1861; married (1) Elijah 

Beach; (2) Lewis Horrum. 

451. V. Annie, born Feb. 8, 1863; married Oliver N. Magee. 
vi. Moses Allen, born March, 1866; died 1869. 

452. vii. Amelia Hannah, born Aug., 1870; married Leman 


289. Lemuel^ Scoville {Ebenezer Roberts^ y Selah^, 
Asa\ John\ John\ John"), born Sept. 19, 1821, at 
Meredith, N. Y.; died Sept. 17, 1909, at Bridgeport; 
married first Nov. 8, 1854, at Hartford, Adeline Augusta 
Ewing Fuller, born March 3, 1830, at Worcester, Mass.; 
died April 26, 1895, at Bridgeport; daughter of Carlisle 
and Adeline Augusta (Ewing) Fuller; married second 
Nov. 20, 1899, at Bridgeport, Mrs. Martha H. Buck- 


453. i. Augustus Ewing, born April 20, 1856; married 

Susie Ray Greene, 
ii. Mary Alice, born July 22, 1860; matron Children's 
Home, Schenectady, N. Y.; unmarried. 

454. iii. Wilbur Lincoln, born Jan. 22, 1865; married Cora 

B. Upham. 

455. iv. Frank Fuller, born Nov. 26, 1870; married Mabel 



290. Joseph Roberts^ Scovill {Ebenezer Roherts^^ 
Selah^ Asa\ John\ John\ John^), born April 13, 1823, 
at Meredith, N. Y.; died Oct. 29, 1889, at Newton, 
la.; married July 22, 1858, Mary Ann Trotter, born 
Sept. 12, 1836, at Danville, Ind.; died Dec. 1, 1894, 
in Nebraska; daughter of Nelson Trotter. 

Joseph R. Scovill was a farmer at Newton, la. 


456. i. William Arthur, born April 17, 1859; married Kate 

M. Gifford. 

457. ii. Charles Bennet, born Sept. 18, 1860; married Lucy 

J. Mark. 
iii. James Elmer, born Jan. 10, 1863; died April 3, 
1907, at Kellogg, la.; was a farmer; unmarried. 

458. iv. Harriet M., born Feb. 8, 1865; married Robert S. 


459. V. Martha Ellen, born April 25, 1867; married Edwin 

P. Van Epps, 

291. Henry' Scovill {Ebenezer Roberts^, Sela¥, 
Asa\ John^, John^, John^), born Dec. 5, 1830, at Mere- 
dith, N. Y.; died July 21, 1909, at Kellogg, la.; mar- 
ried Feb. 17, 1858, Mrs. Jane (Jackson) Butler, who 
died before 1883. 

Henry Scovill attended medical lectures at Keokuk, 
la., in the winter of 1854-5. He settled in Chariton 
County, Mo., practicing medicine and teaching school 
until 1861, when, being a Union man, he was driven 
out and went to Kahoka, Mo., and then to Alexandria, 
Mo. In 1883 he lived near Valparaiso, Neb., and 
had a farm. In 1895 and probably until his death 
in 1909 he was living at or near Kellogg, la. No 

292. Horace Bassett' Scoville {Ebenezer Roberts^, 
Selah\ Asa\ John\ John\ John'), born Nov. 12, 1832, 
at Meredith, N. Y.; married Dec. 29, 1858, at Vienna, 


O., Boadicea B. Bartholomew, born July 15, 1837, at 
Vienna, O.; daughter of Abiel and Lorinda Barthol- 

In 1910 Horace B. Scoville was living at New 
Waterford, O. He was a representative for the 
Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Des Moines, a Repub- 
lican and a Methodist. 


460. i. Walter D., born Aug. 27, 1860; married Maud A. 

Dray (Dreher). 

293. Horatio Bardwell^ Scoville {Ebenezer Rob- 
erts^, Selah^j Asa^, John^, John"^, John'^), born Nov. 12, 
1832, at Meredith, N. Y., died July 29, 1893, at Ogden, 
Utah; married first Oct. 25, 1867, at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, Maria Goodale; married second June 4, 1881, 
at Salt Lake City, Ann Elizabeth Matheson, born 
Aug. 2, 1860, at South Shields, County of Durham, 
England; daughter of John Nathaniel and Ann (Scott) 
Matheson of Salt Lake City. 

Mr. Scoville moved to Vienna, Ohio, with his 
parents in 1837. In 1854 he was living at Newton, 
Ohio, later at Topeka and Denver; moved to Salt 
Lake City in 1863 and to Ogden in 1865, where he 
engaged in the lumber business until 1875 when he 
established a broom manufactory, now conducted 
by his sons. He was a member of the Ogden City 
Council in 1871. He was a member of the Congre- 
gational Church until 1864 when he joined the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, holding positions 
of Elder and High Priest. Both wives are living. 
Children by the first marriage. 
i. William Horatio, born Mar. 6, 1869; died Nov. 
2, 1878. 

461. ii. Clara Maria, born Dec. 21, 1871; married Charles 

Henry Wright. 
iii. Alice, born March 4, 1872; died Aug. 27, 1872. 


462. iv. Francis Louis, born May 21, 1873; married Helen 

B. Crawshaw. 

463. V. Lester Selah, born Dec. 9, 1875; married Ruby M. 


464. vi. Horatio Bardwell, born Nov. 10, 1877; married 

May Rawlinson. 

465. vii. Alva Leroy, born Jan. 5, 1880; married Florence 

viii. Joseph G., born July 12, 1882; he is a composer 
and teacher of music; residence New York City; 

466. ix. Walter Bassett, born Dec. 4, 1884; married Ada 

A. Stevens. 

Children by the second marriage. 

i. Alice Matheson, born Mar. 16, 1882. 

ii. John Nathaniel, born June 1, 1884. 
iii. Sarah Marie, born Feb. 28, 1886. 
iv. Enoch, born Aug. 19, 1888; died the same day. 

294. Lucius Nelson^ Scovill {Joel^, Amasa^, Asa^, 
John\ John^ John"), born March 18, 1806, at Water- 
bury; died 1888 at Springvale, Utah; married first June 
18, 1828, at Mantua, Ohio, Lucy Snow, born March 
11, 1807; died Jan. 27, 1846, at Nauvoo, 111.; daughter 
of Franklin Snow; married second Oct. 16, 1844, Mrs. 
Alice Walwork, daughter of William Hurst of Oldham, 
England; married third June 17, 1855, Hannah Maria 
Marsden, born Nov. 22, 1839, daughter of William 
Marsden of Manchester, England; married fourth 
March 4, 1857, Sarah Libba McArthur, born Feb. 28, 
1829, at Holland, Erie County, N. Y., daughter of 
Duncan McArthur and widow of Thomas Fuller. 

Lucius N. Scovill removed from Middlebury, Con- 
necticut, to Mantua, O., and thence to Kirtland, O., 
where he and wife Lucy were baptized into the Mormon 
Church. About 1840 he removed to Nauvoo, 111., 
and thence to Salt Lake City. He was a prominent 
member of the Mormon or Church of Latter Day 
Saints. In 1843 he was a member of the Masonic 


order in Illinois and in 1859 a notary public in Utah. 
He was postmaster at Provo, 1860-61, and a broom 
maker by trade. 

Mr. Scovill organized a Scovill family reunion 
which held annual meetings for a number of years in 
Trumbull County, Ohio. He collected records of the 
Scovills who emigrated from Waterbury to Trumbull 
County, and at the time of his death was preparing 
a genealogy. His records have been of use in the 
present work. 

i. Joel Franklin, born April 28, 1830, at Mantua, 
O.; died May 10, 1844, at Nauvoo, 111. 

467. ii. Lucy Loretta, born Jan. 17, 1832, at Mantua, 

O. ; married Rodney D. Swasey. 
iii. Edwin Wallace, born July 19, 1835, at Mantua, 
O.; died July 2, 1837, at Kirtland, O. 

468. iv. Sariah, born April 27, 1837, at Kirtland, O.; 

married William Marsden. 

469. V. Eliza Rebecca, born April 11, 1842, at Nauvoo, 

111. ; married Duncan McArthur. 

470. vi. Henrietta, born Aug. 3, 1844; married Charles 

Redfield of Provo, Utah. 

471. vii. Hyram Obed, born June 11, 1845, at Nauvoo, 

111. ; married Rebecca Brown, 
viii. Martha, born Jan. 14, 1846; died Jan. 26, 1846. 
ix. Mary, born Jan. 14, 1846. 
X. Joseph, born Aug. 27, 1848, at Nauvoo, 111.; 

died Oct. 11, 1848, at Winter Quarters, Neb. 
xi. Alice Alvira, born Nov. 16, 1850, at Ferry ville, 

la.; died Dec. 4, 1850, at Salt Lake City. 

472. xii. Rachel, born Aug. 17, 1851, at Salt Lake City; 

married George A. Mason. 

473. xiii. Rosetta, born Jan. 3, 1854, at Provo, Utah; 

married Nicholas Grosbeck. 

474. xiv. Lucietta, born Oct. 3, 1856, at Provo; married 

Don C. Huntington. 

475. XV. Lucius Nelson, born Oct. 1, 1858, at Provo; 

married Rosanna Noe. 

476. xvi. Asa Brigham, born June 1, 1861, at Provo; 

married Maria D. Holt. 

477. xvii. Alodia Marsell, born Aug. 1, 1864, at Mt. Pleasant, 

Utah; married John Loveless (Lovelace). 


xviii. John, born Jan. 30, 1861, at Provo, Utah, 
xix. Lois, born Jan. 12, 1864, at Mt. Pleasant, Utah; 

died there Sept. 21, 1864. 
XX. Sylvanus Selah, born Sept. 4, 1865, at Mt. 

xxi. Sylvia Cornelia, born March 22, 1868, at Spring- 
vale, Utah, 
xxii. Clara Maria, born Oct. 23, 1871, at Springvale, 

xxiii. Almira Barsheba, born July 6, 1877, at Spring- 
vale, Utah, 
xxiv. Hannah Jane, born April 24, 1886, at Springvale, 

XXV. Reuben, born Oct. 2, 1855, at Provo; died the 

same day; son of Jane Scovill. 
xxvi. Julia, born Dec. 31, 1858, at Provo, Utah; died 

the same day. 
xxvii. Amasa, born March 30, 1863, at Mt. Pleasant, 

xxviii. Sarah Lewella, born July 26, 1867, at Mt. Pleas- 
ant, Utah. 

295. Esther Eliza^ Scovill {JoeP, Amasa^, Asa*, 
John\ John\ John^), born Dec. 9, 1809, at Woodbury; 
died (date and place not found); married first Ralph 
Pinney; married second John Murphy. 

Residence Mantua, Portage County, O. 

Children born at Mantua, 0. 
Nelson, born . 

ii. Cordelia, born 
ili. Milton, born — 
iv. Frank, born — 

296. Elvira Lydia' Scovill {Joel^, Amasa^, Asa*, 
John^, Johnny John^), born Aug. 4, 1817, at Woodbury; 
died Aug. 5, 1854; married first Dudley Fox; second 
Selah S. Lowry; third John Hackett. 


Children born at Troy, Miami County, 0. 
i. Marianne E., born Dec. 16, 1837. 
ii. Emily A., born June 19, 1839. 
iii. John C, born Aug. 13, 1841. 
iv. Charles W., born Nov. 28, 1842. 
V. Hester A. R., born May 24, 1844. 
vi. Lucius C, born Jan. 5, 1848; married Sept. 14, 1872, 

Ella Norton. He died Nov. 9, 1875, at Troy, O. 
vii. Austin L., born March 5, 1851; died Nov. 13, 1852. 

297. Sylvanus Selah^ Scovill (Joel\ Amasa\ 
Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born Sept. 6, 1819, at 
Vienna, O.; died at Cold Water, Mich.; married 
Elizabeth Sutliffe. 

His residence was Cold Water, Mich., at the time 
of his death. No information obtained about his 

298. AsAHEL Alonzo^ Scovill {AsaheP, Amasa^, 
Asa^, John^, John^, John}), born (date not found); 
died 1861 at Clarksville, Mich.; married about 1840 
Mary Lancaster of Washington County, O., born 
(date not found); died Nov., 1860, at Clarksville, 

A farmer. He left Ohio and settled at Clarksville, 
Mich., about 1857. 


i. A daughter, born ; died Nov., 1860. 

ii. Jennie, born ; died 1900 in California. 

478. iii. LeRoy A., born March 20, 1843, in Montgomery, 
Marion County, O. ; married . 

299. Selden Smith^ Scovill (Asahel^, Amasa\ 
Asa\ John\ John'', John^), born Sept. 9, 1824, at 
Vienna, O.; died Sept. 22, 1899, at Lebanon, O.; 
married Nov. 25, 1852, at Bethel, O., Mary Ann 
Blake, born in Salisbury, Somerset County, Maryland, 
Jan. 19, 1821; living in 1913; daughter of Edward W. 
and Sally (Harsey) Blake. 


Selden Smith Scovill graduated at the Cincinnati 
College of Medicine and Surgery and began his prac- 
tice of medicine at Niles, O., in 1850. During the 
next year he located at Bethel, O. At the beginning 
of the Civil War Dr. Scovill assisted to organize a 
company of State Guards and was elected its captain. 
When it was merged into a regiment he served as 
surgeon. Later he entered the army as Senior Assist- 
ant Surgeon of the 121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 
He was with this regiment in camp and hospital and 
upon the battlefields of Perry ville and Franklin, 
Tenn. A severe illness which impaired his health 
compelled his retirement from service. In 1863 he 
moved to Lebanon, O., where he practiced his pro- 
fession until his death. At the time of his death he 
was the oldest member of the Warren County Medical 
Society, and one of the oldest members of the Ohio 
State Medical Society. As a member of the Miami 
Valley Medical Society he was Dean of the Medical 
College of National Normal University at the time 
of his death. His standing as a physician was recog- 
nized by the Federal Government in his appointment 
as a pension examiner, which position he held through 
three administrations until his death. He was a 
member of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 
and of the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science. He was a contributor to many of 
the standard scientific journals of the country. He 
belonged to the I. O. O. F. and to the Grand Army 
of the Republic. He was a communicant in the Baptist 


479. i. Ladora Sophronia, born Aug. 19, 1853, at Bethel, 
O. ; married Joseph Pryce Owens, 
ii. Eugenia Underwood, born Feb. 14, 1857, at Bethel, 
O.; died Sept., 1857. 


480. iii, Selden Blake, born March 14, 1859, at Lebanon, 
O. ; married Carrie R. Irons, 
iv. Elvira Blanche, born June 19, 1864, at Lebanon, O.; 
died Nov. 25, 1888. 

300. LoRANA^ ScoviLL {RoswelP, Amasa^, Asa^, 
John^, John^, Johv>), born July 16, 1812, in Lorain 
County, O.; married Mr. Thorpe; she had several 
children. One of them, Gilbert Thorpe, lived at 
Council Bluffs, la. 

301. Amasa^ Scovill {Roswell\ Amasa^ Asa*, 
John\ John\ John'), born Feb. 18, 1815, at Cleve- 
land, O.; died about 1902 in Utah; married first 
Oct. 22, 1840, at Cleveland, O., Laura Ruggles, born 
July 21, 1816, at Newburgh, O., died July 13, 1844; 
daughter of Cyrenius and Hannah (Stillson) Ruggles; 
married second April 13, 1845, Mrs. Sarah (Comstock) 
Ballou, born July 9, 1803; died March 4, 1885, in 
Emery County, Utah; married third Ann Gledhill; 
married fourth April 24, 1873, Clara Guyman. 

Amasa Scovill went to Utah about 1857 and joined 
the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. 

481. i. Henry Rosweli, born Jan. 28, 1843; married (1) 
Mary A. Garvis; (2) Nina B. Mavis, 
ii. Lorana Ann, born Dec. 22, 1870, at Mt. Pleasant, 

iii. Laura, born June 22, 1873, at Mt. Pleasant. 
iv. Clarissa, born May 13, 1874, at Mt. Pleasant. 
V. Amasa Rosweli, born Sept. 10, 1876, at Mt. Pleasant, 
vi. Esther Lorana, born Dec. 5, 1878, at Mt. Pleasant, 
vii. Ermina Estella, born Sept. 21, 1880. 
viii. Noah Guyman, born Nov. 8, 1882; died March 22, 
ix. Sarah Ann, born Feb. 18, 1884. 
X. Elmer Asahel, born April 9, 1886, at Orangeville, 


302. AsAHEL^ ScoviLL {Roswell^, Amasa\ Asa\ 
John^, John^, John^), born Jan. 16, 1816, in Ohio; 
died (date not found); married, but name of wife not 



i. Wallace, born . 

ii. Esther, born ; died ; married Andrew 

Bennett. Children: William and another son who live 
in Detroit, Mich, 
iii. A daughter, born . 

303. Louisa Maria^ Scovill {AnsePy Amasa^, Asa\ 
John^, John^, John^), born Sept. 13, 1814, at Vienna, O.; 
died there April 1, 1879; married Nelson Baldwin. 

Children born at Vienna, O. 

i. Mary, born . 

ii. Elmira, born ; married Ira B. Mackey. 

iii. Amelia, born . 

iv. Orrilla, born ; married Philip Foote. 

V. Lucy, born ; married Harry Ewall. 

vi. Jesse, born . 

304. Leroy Ansel^ Scovill {Ansel^, Amasa^, Asa\ 
John^, John\ John^), born April 7, 1828, at Vienna, O.; 
died March 10, 1887, at Salt Lake City; married 
April 12, 1846, at Cleveland, O., Adeline A. Ballou, 
born Nov. 20, 1830, at Ypsilanti, Mich., daughter of 
Philander and Sarah (Comstock) Ballou. 

Leroy A. Scovill at first after his marriage ran a 
canal boat between Cleveland, O., and the Brier Hill 
mines. He owned a dry dock for building and repair- 
ing boats. He sold this business and removed to 
Independence, O., and afterwards to Ypsilanti, Mich. 
About 1860 he and his family started with a company 
of Mormons intending to go overland to California. 
The train of sixty wagons and five hundred souls of 
many nationalities was nine weeks in reaching Salt 
Lake City. Instead of going on to California they 


remained among the Mormons in Utah. Mr. Scovill 
was a rover, Hving many years in different parts of 
Michigan and Montana, working in the mines. After 
moving several times between Utah and Montana, 
he settled at Bingham Canyon, Utah, in June, 1882, 
and remained there until his death. He was a member 
of a Masonic lodge at Butte, Montana, and of the 
Odd Fellows in Utah. 

Mrs. Scovill brought the first sewing machine to 
Bingham Canyon. She was a charter member of the 
Eastern Star Chapter of Butte, and the organizer 
of the first Chautauqua Class at Bingham. She and her 
daughters were the first to observe Decoration Day in 
Utah. She has held high office in her lodge and in 
politics she has been very active as a Democrat. 


i. Sarah Emeline, born May 16, 1850; died Sept. 5, 

482. ii. Mina Louisiana, born Feb, 23, 1853; married A. J. 

iii. Frederic Chauncey, born Nov. 23, 1855; died 

Dec. 25, 1855. 
iv. Emily Kate, born April 23, 1857; died June 5, 

V. Ira Lorenzo, born Nov. 23, 1859; died Dec. 25, 


483. vi. Mary Loraine, born Dec. 23, 1860; married Peter 

B. Turnbull. 
vii. Helen Jane, born March 3, 1863; married Mr. 

Lundy; residence Los Angeles, Gal. 
viii. Esther Ora, born Sept. 8, 1866; married Mr. 

Terry; residence Langley, Wash. 
ix. Amasa Livingston, born Jan. 29, 1869; residence 

Bingham Ganyon, Utah; unmarried. Steam 

X. Leo Gericia, born July 17, 1873; married ; 

died Jan. 28, 1910, at Portland, Oregon; left 

one daughter. 


305. Henry^ Scovill (Enoch^, Daniel^, Asa^, Johnny 
Johnny John}) (dates of birth, marriage, and death not 


{. Mira, born . 

ii. Elizabeth, born 

iii. Ella, born 

iv. Ida, born 

306. Edward^ Scovill {Leonard^, DanieP, Asa*^ 
John\ John\ John}), born April 1, 1830; (date of 
death not furnished) ; married Mary Roberts (no more 
particulars furnished). 


i. Lucy, born . 

ii. Bertha, born . 

307. Austin Warren^ Scovill {Burritt^ Obadiah\ 
Asa\ John^, John^, John^), born (date and place not 
found); died Aug. 23, 1906, at Poland, O.; married 
Sept. 12, 1865, Martha Ann Moore. 

The reunion of the Scovills of Trumbull County, 
O., was held in his house Aug. 31, 1898. 

i. Martha Amy, born ; married Mr. Evans. Residence 

Poland, O. Four children, two boys and two girls. 

308. George Washington^ Scovill (Smithy Oba- 
diah,^ Asa\ John\ John\ John"), born Dec. 7, 1842, 
at Vienna, O.; married Nov. 18, 1869, Julia J. Norman 
of Louisville, Ky. 

George W. Scovill is a merchant at Decatur, 111. 
i. Guy Norman, born Jan. 16, 1874, at Milwaukee, Wis. 
ii. Ethel Adelle, born Sept. 19, 1878, at Louisville, Ky. 


309. Frank Henry^ Scovill {Smithy Obadiah^, 
Asa\ John\ John^ John^), born Feb. 16, 1858, at 
Vienna, O.; married Feb. 12, 1904, at Los Angeles, 
Cal., May Belle Sinclair. 

Residence Kent, state of Washington. No children. 

310. Lucius" Scovill {Samuel\ Obadiah^, Asa\ 
John^, John^, John^), born (date not furnished); mar- 
ried Mary A. Roderick; another source says Mary 
Truesdell. Living at Vienna, O. 
i. Blanche, bom April 12, 1870. 

ii. Ora, born Feb. 8, 1872; married . Children: 

Leah, born April 6, 1901; Gladys, born Dec. 20, 1908. 
iii. Virgil, born March 4, 1881. 

311. Wilbur^ Scovill (Samuel^, Obadiah\ Asa^, 
John^, John^, John^), born ; married . 


I. Grace, born . 

ii. John, born . 

iii. Jessie, born . 

iv. Wade, born . 

312. Marshall^ Scovill {Samuel^, Obadiah^, Asa^, 

John^, John^, John^), married Emogene Smith. 

1. Smith, born . 

313. George Riley^ Scovill {George Willis^, 
Reuben^, John^, John^, John^, John^), born April 4, 
1832, at Burton, O.; married Oct. 5, 1864, at Cleve- 
land, O., Olive Naomi Ackley, born Nov. 13, 1842, 
at Cleveland, O.; died there Oct. 14, 1901. 


Olive Carrie, born ; married George Sell; residence 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mary Bell, born ; married William Shaw; residence 

Cleveland, O. 

George Washington, born . 

Charles Wheeler, born . 

Myron Wright, born . 

Ruth Ann, born ; married Mr. Gillespie; residence 

Delaware, O. Her son Charles resides at Marion, O. 

Sarah Jane, born ; residence Los Angeles, Cal. 

John Moses, born . 

314. Charles Willis^ Scovill {George Willis^, 
Reuben^, John^, John^, John^, Johri^), born (date not 
found); married Elizabeth Ann Walbridge, born in 
Monson, Mass.; died Jan. 31, 1909; daughter of 
Henry Winthrop and Rachel (Bugbee) Walbridge. 

Charles W. Scovill served in the Civil War. No 
children mentioned. 

315. William Elmer^ Scoville {John Benham^, 
Reuben^ J John*, John^, John^, John^), born Jan. 13, 
1850, at Burton, O.; married July 5, 1871, at Ashta- 
bula, O., Cornelia Ann Durkee, born Feb. 28, 1851, 
at Ashtabula, O. ; daughter of Lewis K. and Elizabeth 
Ann (Camp) Durkee. 


484. i. Charles Edward, born Aug. 5, 1872, at Mesopotamia, 

O. ; married Dora Shuman. 

485. ii. James Edward, born Jan. 4, 1877, at Ashtabula, O.; 

married Grace Sawdy. 

316. Charles^ Scovill {Lever ett^, Timothy^, Tim- 
othy\ John^, John"^, John^), born (date not found); 
married Oct. 16, 1860, Sarah F. Talmadge. 

In Aug., 1910, he was living at Vallejo, Cal. 


317. James^ Scovill {Lever ett^, Timothy^, Timothy^, 
John^, John^, John^), born (date not found); died Jan., 
1911, at Mantua, O., married . 

Mrs. Scovill was living in 1911 at Mantua, O.; 
had previously resided at Medina, O. 


i. Neil, born . 

ii. Another son, born . 

318. Bennet' Scovill {Lever ett^, Timothy^, Timo- 
thy\ John\ John% John^), born Aug. 30, 1838, at Derby; 
died Feb. 24, 1900, at Oxford; married June 30, 1855, 
at Naugatuck, Adelia Amanda Sanford, born (date 
not found); died July 6, 1903; daughter of Tubal and 
Lucinda (Barnes) Sanford of Bethany. 

Bennet Scovill enlisted in the Union Army, 13th 
Regiment of Connecticut Infantry, Company K, 
afterwards transferred to Company C. In 1868 he 
was living in the east part of Oxford. He met with 
losses by fire and was much reduced in circumstances. 
Children horn at Oxford. 
i. Charles, born May 5, 1856; died Nov. 2, 1856. 

486. ii. Dwight, born Aug. 5, 1858; married Mary Clark. 

487. iii. Edward Andrews, born March 19, 1870; married 

Grace D. Bronson. 

319. Sarah^ Scovill {Lever ett^, Timothy^, Timothy* ^ 
Johnny John^, John^), born (date not found); married 
May 9, 1854, Edward Lambert. 

Residence Vallejo, Cal. 


i. Edward, born . 

ii. Flora, born ; died . 

iii. Anna, born ; died . 

iv. Frank, born . 

V. Grace, born ; married Walter R. Fairfield. 

vi. Ruby, born ; died . 

vii. Walter, born . 


320. Martha Jane^ Scovill {Bennet\ Timothy^ 
Timothy^, John^, John^, John^), born (date not found); 
died Oct. 30, 1910, at New Haven; married Oct. 20, 
1870, Frederick R. Thompson. 

Residence New Haven. 


i. Alice Scovill, born ; married June 6, 1901, Edward 

L. Best. Child: Edward Thompson, born Jan. 6, 1903, 
at Bayonne, N. J. Residence, New Haven. 

321. Ida Marion^ Scovill {Bennett Timothy^, 
Timothy^, John^, John^, John^), born (date not found); 
died July 16, 1876; married Dec. 22, 1868, Jerome 
Johnson, born ; died May 18, 1900. 

No further information furnished. 

322. Simmons Wheeler^ Scovill {Barzillai^, 
Noah^, Timothy^ John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 21, 
1811, at Middlebury; died April 1, 1886, at Goshen; 
married Sept. 19, 1837, at Goshen, Sarah Gross Price, 
born July 7, 1812, at Goshen; died Dec, 1896; 
daughter of Benjamin and Phoebe (Gross) Price. 

"Simmons W. Scovill came to Goshen on foot 
from Middlebury in the spring of 1828 looking for 
work. He hired out at Kellogg's blacksmith shop 
in West Goshen and learned his trade. Afterwards 
he had a shop of his own at the center, a few rods east 
of the present Town Hall. This was destroyed by 
fire. He built that now occupied by his son Hubert. 
He built nine houses in Goshen Center, the wagon 
shop and the first Catholic church. At one time he 
manufactured pleasure and business wagons for home 
and southern trade. He was a man of strong character, 
public spirited, interested in any proposed improve- 
ments in the town and a friend to everybody." His- 
tory of Goshen, by Rev. A. G. Hibbard. 


Children born at Goshen. 

488. i. Hubert Simmons, born March 14, 1847; married 

Adella F. Hurlburt. 
ii. Alice Lucretia, born Feb. 27, 1851; died Jan. 8, 1853. 

323. Simpson^ Scovill {Barzillai^, Noah\ Timothy'^, 
John^, John"^, John^), born about 1814 at Middlebury; 
died Sept. 15, 1873; married March 29, 1868, Mrs. 
Frances Manville, born in Woodbury. They lived in 
Middlebury. No children. 

324. Elias^ Scovill (Barzillai\ Noah\ Timothy^, 
John\ John^ John"), born Dec. 24, 1814, at Middle- 
bury; died Dec. 3, 1882, at Cornwall; married Sept. 
1, 1836, at Norfolk, Armena A. Cady, born March 
26, 1816, at Vernon, N. Y.; died March 17, 1873, at 
Cornwall; daughter of Ammi and Lucretia (Roys) 


489. i. Niles, born May 31, 1837; married Maria E. Rogers. 

490. ii. Elizabeth, born July 21, 1844; married Alva Root. 

491. iii. Seth Summers, born March 13, 1847; married 

Louise S. Lapeau. 

492. iv. Wilbur, born Nov. 23, 1855; married Hattie 


325. Almira'' Scovill (Barzillai\ Noa¥, Timothy*, 
Joh7t\ John\ John"), born Feb. 13, 1818, at Middle- 
bury; died June 21, 1874; married Feb. 13, 1843, 
Henry Sacket, born March 3, 1819; died Nov. 1, 
1894, at Waterbury. They lived at Beacon Falls. 
Burials at Middlebury. No children. 

326. David^ Scovill (Barzillai^, Noa¥, Timothy'^, 
John\ John^ John"), born Oct. 8, 1822, at Middlebury; 
died May 16, 1905, at New Braintree, Mass.; married 

Annie F. Yale, born , 1825, at Nauga- 

tuck; died May 22, 1892, at Canaan; daughter of 
Frederick and Lucretia Yale. 



i. Jane, born ; married March 5, 1872, at Middlebury, 

George F. Richardson, born Sept. 26, 1852, at Middlebury; 
died 1912 at Waterbury; son of George F. and Mary 
(Johnson) Richardson. Child; John, born Feb. 23, 1873, 
at Middlebury; died Feb. 28, 1894, at Waterbury. 

ii. Murray W., born ; married — • . Lived at 

New Braintree, Mass. 

327. Sarah' Scovill {Barzillai^, Noa¥, Timothy*, 
John\ John^, John^), born about 1822 at Middlebury; 
died April 8, 1869, at Middlebury; married June 18, 
1848, at Naugatuck, Lester Bronson, born about 1815 
at Middlebury; died July 24, 1886. 

Children born at Middlebury. 
i. Frances E, born Aug. 5, 1849; died Jan. 5, 1902. 
ii. Chester B., born June 2, 1851; married Jan. 17, 1882, 

Lillian Bell of Southington. 
iii. Alice J., born May 4, 1853. 

iv. Irvin P., born Aug. 4, 1855; died Nov. 24, 1880. 
V. Julia E., born Feb. 12, 1857; married May 21, 1878, 

Asahel Smith of Middlebury. 
vi. Beverly S., born Jan. 9, 1861 ; died March, 1908. 

328. Beverly' Scovill {Barzillai^, Noah^, Timothy*, 
John^, John^, John}), born at Middlebury about 1827; 
married Martha E. Howd of Southington. He died 
April 17, 1856; Mrs. Martha Scovill married second 
Charles Bell; residence, Southington. 

Children born at Southington. 
i. Mary Jane, born Aug. 12, 1854; died July 8, 1862. 
ii. Julia, born Sept. 30, 1855; died Dec. 23, 1856. 

329. Sally D.' Scovill (Aaron\ Noa¥, Timothy*, 
John\ John\ John^), born 1801 at Middlebury; died 
Dec. 28, 1884; married James McEwen of Oxford. 
No children. 

330. Jane C.^ Scovill {Aaron\ Noah^, Timothy*, 
John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 13, 1811; died , 


1891 ; married April, 1832, Davis Grilley, born Jan., 
1811; died Jan. 29, 1853; son of Silas Grilley of Water- 

Children horn at Waterhury. 
i. Helen, born May 6, 1833. 
ii. Dwight, born Sept. 3, 1834; died Sept., 1853. 

331. Emeret^ Scovill {Aaron^, Noah^, Timothy*, 

John^, John^, John^), born ; died at Naugatuck; 

married Nov. 24, 1831, Leonard Dougal of New Haven; 
died May 5, 1850. 

Children born at Waterhury. 
i. Jane, born Nov. 22, 1833; married June 15, 1852, Edward 

Jewett, of Newburyport, Mass. 
ii. Grace, born ; married Charles Riggs. 

332. Emily^ Scovill {Aaron^, Noah\ Timothy*, 
John^, John^, John}), born 1816 at Middlebury; died 
Feb. 10, 1842, at Naugatuck; married May 23, 1841, 
George Tongue of Newtown. Mr. Tongue married 
second April 7, 1844, Eliza H. Scovill, sister of Emily. 
Mrs. Eliza H. Scovill died Dec. 16, 1905. Residence, 

i. George Scovill, born Feb. 2, 1842; died Feb. 7, 1909, at 
Soldiers' Home, Noro ton; unmarried; a private in Company 
H, 15th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. 

333. Leroy^ Scovill (David\ David Killum\ Tim- 
othy*, John^, John^, John}), born Jan. 23, 1842, at 
Union, N. Y.; married Sept. 13, 1867, at Union, Lydia 
Barney, born Nov. 1, 1847, at Union; daughter of 
Paul and Charity Barney. 

Child horn at Union. 
i. Clarence David, born May 16, 1868; married Oct. 25, 
1888, Sarah, daughter of Andrew and Louise Woughter. 
Residence Union, N. Y. No children. 


334. Sarah Alathea^ Scovill {James Mitchel 
Lamson^, James^, James"^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Feb. 15, 1852, at Waterbury; died Dec. 15, 1877, 
at New Haven; married Sept. 27, 1871, at Waterbury, 
Joseph Thompson Whittelsey, born Oct. 20, 1843, 
at New Haven; son of Henry Newton and Elizabeth 
A. (Wilson) Whittelsey of New Haven. 

Joseph T. Whittelsey was a graduate of Yale 

College in 1867. He later became a banker and an 

extensive dealer in real estate. 

i. Sarah Scovill, born July 12, 1872, at Paris, France; married 
June 22, 1905, at New Haven, Percy Talbot Walden. 
Residence New Haven. Children: Sarah Scovill, born 
Dec. 9, 1906; Joseph Whittelsey, born Dec. 17, 1911. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, born May 5, 1876, at New Haven; married 
there Nov. 9, 1907, Frank Dunn Berrien. Residence 
New Haven. Children: Frank Whittelsey, born Sept. 
13, 1909; Mary Elizabeth, born Oct. 2, 1911. 

335. Henry William^ Scovill {James Mitchel 
Lamson^, James^, James'^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Nov. 11, 1853, at Waterbury; married March 5, 
1874, at Stillmanville, borough of Stonington, Ellen 
Whittaker Hyde, born April 15, 1853, at Stillmanville; 
daughter of Theophilus Rogers and Fanny Hazard 
(Brown) Hyde of Westerly, R. I. 

His father died when Henry William Scovill was 
under four years of age. He was educated at several 
schools, the last being at River View, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. He has resided at Waterbury most of his life, 
but recently purchased a home in Watertown, where 
he now resides. He is a director in the Scovill Manu- 
facturing Company at Waterbury, also of several other 
corporations. He has been president of the Young 
Men's Christian Association of Waterbury, to which 
he gave the valuable site of its building. 


Children born at Waterbury. 
i. Elsie Margaret, born Oct. 2, 1877; residence Water- 

493. ii. Jeanette, born Dec. 30, 1878; married Clarence A. 


494. iii. Henry Lamson, born Dec. 1, 1880; married Adelaide 


336. Alathea Ruth^ Scovill {William Henry, ^ 
James^, James^, William^, John'^, John}), born March 
21, 1828, at Waterbury; died Dec. 7, 1899, at New 
York City; married April 29, 1851, at Waterbury, 
Frederick John Kingsbury, born Jan 1, 1823, at Water- 
bury; died September 30, 1910, at Litchfield; son of 
Charles Denison and Eliza (Leavenworth) Kingsbury 
of Waterbury. 

Her grandmother Scovill was Alathea Lamson 
and her grandmother Davies was Ruth Foote, and 
from these two she received her baptismal name. 
Her mother was the daughter of the Hon. Thomas 
John Davies,* who went from Davies Hollow near 
Washington, Connecticut, to Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
and sister of Professor Charles Davies of West Point, 
Chief Justice Henry Davies, and General Thomas M. 
Davies of New York. Her mother was a woman 
of great loveliness, combined with much strength of 
character, and died when her eldest child was eleven 
years old, but by that time there had been impressed 

*"Rev. Thomas Davies was son of John Davies, Jr., and was born in 
Herefordshire, England, Dec. 21, 1736, and removed to New England with 
his father in 1745. Thomas graduated at Yale College in 1758. He was 
ordained deacon by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Thomas Seeker, in 
the Episcopal chapel at Lambeth, Aug. 23, 1761, and ordained priest by the 
same prelate the following day. He soon returned to America and entered 
upon his duties as a missionary of the Society for Propagating the Gospel 
in Foreign Parts, at the age of twenty-five, in several of the towns of Litch- 
field County, Connecticut. He made New Milford his principal place of 
residence, and there he died suddenly May 12, 1766. His pulpit performances 
were of decidedly superior merit. His personal appearance was prepossessing, 
his delivery forcible, and the composition of his sermons showed marks of 
scholarship in advance of the generality of preachers of his time." Cothren, 
History of Ancient Woodbury, Vol. 1, page 433. 


upon the daughter's character the mother's strong 
sense of duty and high ideals in hfe. 

Alathea Ruth Scovill was educated at the school 
of the Misses Marshall and Crafts in Naugatuck, and 
afterwards at the Misses Watson's school in Hartford, 
where she formed some lifelong friendships. She then 
went to Mrs. Willard's school in Troy, N. Y., where 
she graduated in 1847. Four years later she was 
married to Frederick John Kingsbury and two years 
afterwards went to live in a house built for them by 
her father. Here she spent forty-eight unusually 
bright and happy years. The holiday seasons, which 
brought together the children and grandchildren under 
the home roof, were looked forward to and planned for 
by her with almost childlike enthusiasm and pleasure. 
So keen was it that it pervaded the entire household 
with its atmosphere of cheer. And happily her last 
days here were lived in the brightness of Christmas 
anticipation. While on a visit at the house of her 
sister, Mrs. Curtis, in New York, she passed away 
without an illness and without pain. (From Alathea 
Ruth Scovill Kingsbury, a Memorial, printed for her 
family and friends, the foregoing and the following 
excerpts are taken.) 

"In recalling the character of one whom a warm 
friendship, extending over more than thirty-seven 
years, has given me ample opportunity to estimate, 
I am impressed chiefly with the largeness and wealth 
of her nature and the completeness of its devotion 
to the service of others. Though small of stature, 
her womanhood was of lofty proportions. She was 
by nature physically strong, full of vitality. Her 
physical strength gave her, in her girlhood, the keenest 
enjoyment of country life, and her excellent mental 
training at Mrs. Willard's school in Troy was supple- 
mented by acquaintance and intercourse with culti- 


vated men and women during the years previous and 
subsequent to her marriage, — an event which must be 
regarded as having been ideal in all its relations. She 
looked out on the world from a wholesome, well- 
balanced mind, and took large, reasonable, hopeful 
views from the first; but I do not think that even to 
the end she appreciated how wide a place she filled 
in the affections of many and what a force she was in 
many useful lives." 

"Clear and accurate in her judgments, resolute 
and steady in her activities, broad and wise (not 
extravagant) in her visions, she was supremely tender 
and sweet in her sympathies. Going in every per- 
plexing question of individual, social or national life 
to the very sources of good or evil, she had yet so 
large a faith in her friends and in an overruling provi- 
dence that any one who knew her intimately could 
not fail to feel the inspiring influence of her life moving 
him to do the best that was in him. It was not that 
she exhorted much or reproved much; but the sweet 
reasonableness of the better way in every emergency 
seemed to flow forth from her in loving and helpful 
words, so that no one could leave her after an inter- 
view in which anything was seriously considered 
without being thankful for knowing her." 

"It was this that made her presence so much 
sought after by all sorts and conditions of people. 
Perhaps but few of these were clearly conscious of 
the intellectual and spiritual power that she had. 
Few may have analyzed the significance and value 
of a visit with her; but there are those in positions 
of influence to whom the thought of her in crises and 
perils gave just the assurance needed that life is of 
inestimable value and that service to one's fellow men 
is the greatest glory of humanity. And this was 
deeply true of her in spite of the fact that she recog- 


nized to the full the inscrutable mysteries of life and 
death. She loved to solve problems, and although 
she studied the old mysteries with the conviction 
ever deepening that they are insoluble, her apprecia- 
tion of the value of life and her practical exhibition 
of the beauty of service never diminished. Nor should 
it be forgotten that her helpful flow of talk was as 
simple and modest as that of a child; that with all 
her clearness of vision and the self-reliance of a per- 
fectly sound nature, her words seemed to come from 
a loving companion and not from an oracle, although 
they had for many the force of authority." 

"Motherhood had in her the fullest development. 
Her wisdom and love blended in harmony. Her 
affection for her own, for all who were very near her, 
for her children and grandchildren and even for some 
others, was a mighty tide that lifted them high up, 
away from the flats and shallows, and then sent them 
with courage out to face the storms of the ocean." 

"In the changes society underwent during her life, 
there were many things that amused and some things 
that perplexed her; but all the same 'she beat her 
music out,' and the sweet, clear notes of faith, hope, 
and love were just as loud from her lips at seventy 
as in her enthusiastic girlhood. Perhaps some excep- 
tion should be made to the full extent of this statement. 
Her love for her own was so mighty that if one of 
them was taken it was a wound in the very heart of 
her being. Such a death not merely arrested the 
movement of her life; it turned that movement in 
upon herself with great violence, and did seem for a 
little to threaten her serenity, or, perhaps I should 
say, the normal growth of her sympathy. It was 
very hard then to see her suffer, and to one who saw 
her suffer thus life became more inscrutable. But 
the equipoise of her being was so perfect that we 


always knew that faith would come out triumphant 
and that from the fruit of her discipline and sorrow 
the lesson would be learned anew that 'every cloud 
that veileth love is itself love.* " 

"It is almost impossible for me to record with 
sober words my feelings of admiration and affection 
for her. She seemed a part of the benign order of 
things. A delightful companion, full of knowledge of 
historical and family life, touching every subject she 
discussed with a genial, wholesome insight and hope, 
admiring the gifted scholars whom she knew, yet 
always estimating them by the true significance of 
their lives, rejoicing in the best literature, yet working 
for every humble cause, carrying the poor of every 
sort upon her heart, getting out of her wide experience 
sometimes humorous and sometimes inspiring lessons, 
— how is it possible for our world to go on without 
her? Her goodness and (I use the word deliberately) 
her greatness were so real, so genuine, so natural, so 
pervasive in the thoughts of all who knew her, — how 
can our world go on without her?" Dr. Franklin 
Carter, President of Williams College, 

Frederick John Kingsbury, only son of Charles 
Denison and Eliza (Leavenworth) Kingsbury, was 
born in Waterbury, at the home of his paternal grand- 
father. Judge John Kingsbury, January 21, 1823. He 
died at his summer home. The Lindens, Litchfield, 
September 30, 1910. He was named Frederick John 
after his maternal grandfather. Dr. Frederick Leaven- 
worth and his grandfather Kingsbury. He was edu- 
cated in the schools of the town and also spent a year 
and a half partly in study with his maternal uncle, the 
Rev. Abner J. Leavenworth in Virginia. He com- 
pleted his preparation for college with the Rev. Seth 


Fuller, at that time principal of the Waterbury Acad- 
emy, and was graduated at Yale College in the class of 
1846. He studied law in the Yale Law School under 
Judge W. L. Storrs and Isaac H. Townsend and the 
Honorable Charles G. Loring of Boston and the Hon- 
orable Thomas C. Perkins of Hartford. He was ad- 
mitted to the Boston Bar in 1848. Mr. Kingsbury 
opened an office in Waterbury in 1849, but in 1853 he 
abandoned the law for the banking business in which 
and in manufactures and other business enterprises 
he had been busily engaged. In 1850 he represented 
his native town in the legislature. Having his atten- 
tion directed to savings banks and believing that a 
savings bank would be a benefit to the people of 
Waterbury, he obtained a charter for one. He was 
appointed its treasurer and successfully administered 
its affairs for over fifty years. In 1853, in connection 
with Abraham Ives, he established the Citizens Bank 
of which he was president. He was a member of the 
legislature in 1858 and in 1865 and was chairman of 
the committee on banks. In 1865 he was a member 
of the committee on a revision of the statutes of 
Connecticut. In 1858, he was made a director of the 
Scovill Manufacturing Company. He was secretary 
of that Company from March, 1862, to January, 1864, 
and treasurer from March, 1862, to January, 1866. 
In 1868 he succeeded Samuel W. Hall as president. 
He was secretary of the Detroit and Lake Superior 
Copper Company, organized in 1867. For many years 
he was a director of the New York and New England 
Railroad and also of the Naugatuck Railroad. Mr. 
Kingsbury was treasurer of the Bronson Library Fund 
from its reception by the City in 1868, a position 
which he retained until 1899. He was treasurer of 
the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut from 
1879 to 1910. In 1881, he was elected a member 


of the Corporation of Yale College, was re-elected in 
1887 and again in 1893. At the Centennial Cele- 
bration of Williams College, October 10, 1893, he 
received the degree of LL.D. and the same degree 
from Yale in 1899. He was elected president of 
the American Social Science Association in 1893-94 and 
95. He was a member of the American Antiquarian 
Society, the American Historical Association, the 
Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New 
Haven County Historical Society, the Society of 
Colonial Wars of which he was governor, and the 
University and Century clubs of New York. As all 
this would indicate, he was fond of historical and lit- 
erary pursuits, and also gave much attention to soci- 
ology. He had a strong taste for genealogical inquiries 
and a remarkable memory for minute events in family 
relationship so that he was a recognized authority on 
events in local history. (Condensed from History of 
Waterbury and the Kingsbury Genealogy.) 

* * * * He generously contributed many chapters 
to the History of Waterbury, wrote a History of St. 
John's Episcopal Church, Waterbury, and published a 
Genealogy of the Kingsbury Family besides contributing 
many papers to current publications. 

"My chief aim in what I have said to-day has 
been to convey some idea of the amount of work ac- 
complished by this busy man of affairs in the line of 
literature and local history. The variety and volume 
of his work I venture to-day has not been realized by 
those who knew him best. 

"Those who were privileged to know Mr. Kings- 
bury in daily life, in the quiet refinement of his own 
library, and to hear the reminiscences of his interest- 
ing career, lighted up with the most delightful humor; 
those who recall that forceful, kindly movement of 


his head when his deeper sympathy was touched by 
the recital of the hard experiences of some friend; 
those who have heard him ask in a gentle voice some 
apparently innocent question and have perceived a 
moment later that it contained a whole volume of argu- 
ment; — these easily believed that on every occasion, 
in every condition, 'he bore without abuse the grand 
old name of gentleman.' It was a beautiful feature 
of his life that he always had time to hear the story 
of one asking for advice or help. The hurry and 
bustle of modern life never crowded him. His serene 
belief that little things deserved attention as well as 
great, his readiness to listen to any one who came to 
him with small or serious trouble, made large exactions 
on his time. An interview was always granted and 
the visitor went away a wiser, more thoughtful man. 
"The things that impart charm to a man and 
fineness and richness and restfulness to a community 
may not be the things that men covet most to-day, 
but if there is a 'Kingdom of God' coming into this 
sad and anxious world of ours, they will covet such 
things sometime, and the kind of work illustrated by 
the life we have been reviewing is, I am persuaded, a 
kind that hastens the good day we pray for more than 
most of us think it does. Let us not cease to welcome 
it and honor it." (Extracts from commemorative 
addresses delivered at a meeting of the Mattatuck 
Historical Society, November 9, 1910, of which Mr. 
Kingsbury was president from 1872 until his death.) 

Children born at Waterbury. 

i. William Charles, born July 2, 1853; died March 4, 1864. 
ii. Mary Eunice, born June 9, 1856; died Oct. 15, 1898, in 
New York; married June 10, 1882, Dr. Charles Stedman 
Bull of New York. Children: Frederick Kingsbury, 
born April 28, 1884; Ludlow Seguine, born Jan. 10, 1886; 
Dorothy, born Dec. 10, 1887. 


iii. Alice Eliza, born May 4, 1858; residence, Waterbury. 

iv. Edith Davies, born July 7, 1863; residence, Waterbury. 
V. Frederick John, born July 7, 1863. Educated at St. 
Paul's School, Concord, N. H., and the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. President of the Bridgeport 
Brass Co. and The Automatic Machine Co. Active in 
Civic and Social work in New Haven where he now 
resides. Married Adele, daughter of Edward M. Towns- 
end, Esq., of New York and Oyster Bay, Nov. 11, 1886. 
Children: Ruth, born in Waterbury, Aug. 29, 1887, 
married in New Haven, Richard Collier Sargent of New 
Haven, June 21, 1913; Frederick John, born in Fairfield, 
Sept. 10, 1895. 

337. Mary Ann^ Scovill (William Henry\ James^, 
James^, William^, John^, John^), born May 30, 1831, 
at Waterbury; died Aug. 7, 1908, at York Harbor, Me.; 
married Sept. 2, 1851, at Waterbury, William Edmond 
Curtis, born Sept. 28, 1823, at Watertown; died there 
July 6, 1880; son of Holbrook and Elizabeth Payne 
(Edmond) Curtis. 

Mary Ann (Scovill) Curtis. 

An Appreciation by her Daughter, Elizabeth Curtis. 

My mother's great personal charm, her responsive- 
ness and sense of humor, endeared her to every one 
with whom she came in contact. She combined a 
love of the beautiful in nature, music, art, and literature 
with a keen interest in public affairs. John G. Car- 
lisle, who was Secretary of the Treasury in President 
Cleveland's second administration when my brother 
was assistant secretary, once said that he would rather 
discuss politics with her than with any man he knew. 
She was the confidential adviser of her five sons; to 
whom her unerring insight, clear vision, and unfailing 
sympathy were of invaluable assistance. She thor- 


oughly enjoyed the life in Washington in 1893-7 with 
its various types of people who came to her house in 
Connecticut Avenue. 

While there, Cecilia Beaux painted her portrait. 
It showed her seated in the crimson drawing room, 
dressed in black satin with the soft white of the widow's 
cap, which she wore from the time of my father's 
death when she was fifty until her own death at the 
age of seventy-eight. Her dark hair was parted and 
waved on her forehead, her features were finely modeled 
and regular. Her hands were folded in her lap with 
an air of great repose. Indeed, although she had 
more "temperament" than any one I ever saw, no 
one entered her door without being greeted by a radiant 
smile, however ill she felt, and she was more or less 
of an invalid for thirty years. 

She spent many winters in the South and gave 
vivid descriptions of Charleston before the war, and 
of watching the pursuit of blockade runners from 
neutral ground at Nassau in the Bahama Islands. 
Sometimes, she stayed at my brother Randolph's place, 
twelve miles from Asheville in North Carolina. It was 
on a mountain which gave a marvelous view of the 
French Broad Valley with range on range of blue 
peaks beyond. For hours she would sit and watch 
the changing shadows; and the sunset gave her as 
much pleasure as a fine opera. She appreciated 
Monet's landscapes at a time when many people only 
ridiculed an effort at "plein air." Once on seeing 
Puvis de Chavannes' decorations in the Boston Public 
Library and feeling the sense of atmosphere and 
harmony, she exclaimed, "It is like listening to the 
most beautiful music!" 

As a young girl she had a fine soprano voice of 
such range that she sang Jenny Lind's songs with no 
difficulty. It was very true, sweet, and clear. 


Her marriage, when she was twenty, interrupted 
her music, which ceased entirely on her becoming 
quite deaf from diphtheria a few years later. 

It was at the house of her uncle, General Thomas 
A. Davies, that she first met my father when she was 
spending the winter with another uncle, Judge Henry 
E. Davies in New York. They found they had lived 
only six miles apart in Connecticut, my father in 
Watertown and my mother in the old white house 
where she was born at the end of "The Green" in 

My mother and aunt were educated at the Willard 
Seminary at Troy. They were fond of riding horse- 
back, and, unlike most girls of their time, were allowed 
all the outdoor exercise they wished. On my mother's 
marriage, my grandfather gave her the house in East 
Fifteenth Street near Stuyvesant Square, where most 
of her children were born and where she lived until 
the family moved to Twentieth Street in 1874. The 
summers were spent at the place in Watertown which 
was bought by my grandfather. Judge Holbrook 
Curtis, when he left college and began to practice law. 
There my mother kept the furniture and china which 
came to her and my father through several generations. 
The trunks of old dresses, jewelry, and lace were 
sacred objects shown only on rainy days. 

Although she was quite small, she had great natural 
dignity, and one look of disapproval meant more 
than a tirade from any one else. The colored crayon 
portrait of her at eighteen gives an idea of how lovely 
she was at that time, with a brilliant complexion, 
rounded throat, and beautiful eyes. She seemed all 
color, life, and wit, a totally different type from my 
father, who thought that art and music were hardly 
as important as some other more material things. 
He was tall, formal, and conventional, speaking several 


languages, and fond of elegance and finish in all his 
appointments. He was on the bench for a number of 
years and the title of Judge suited him exactly as it 
did also my great-grandfather, William Edmond, 
who was a member of the Fifth Congress at Phila- 
delphia in 1797-8. From there he wrote many letters 
of precept and advice to his daughters, among them 
Elizabeth Payne Edmond, who was considered a 
great beauty before her marriage at twenty-four to 
my grandfather. 

My mother was sincerely religious, but broad- 
minded. She believed in charity in private, more than 
in public, and a cheque from her often tided over some 
one who was in a hard place. In all her social relations 
she was absolutely unselfish and considerate of other 
people, beloved by every one who felt her warm, 
generous sympathy. 

Her vitality and spirit, her will to live and enjoy 
what she could, her intense affection for her family, 
kept her alive like a flame when any one else would 
have succumbed to the many physical ills which 
assailed her. 

"A noble woman, nobly planned 
To warn, to comfort and command; 
And yet a spirit still and bright 
With something of an angel light." 

— Wordsworth. 

William Edmond Curtis was educated at the 
Episcopal Academy at Cheshire, Connecticut, and 
went from there to Washington College (now Trinity 
College), at Hartford, Connecticut, where he received 
his degree at Commencement in 1843. His maternal 
grandfather was William Edmond, an officer in the 
Continental Army, a member of Congress and a judge 
of the Supreme Court of Errors and Appeals in the 
State of Connecticut. William Edmond Curtis later 


became a trustee for life of Trinity college, which con- 
ferred upon him the degree of LL.D. in 1862. Shortly 
after his graduation from college, he went to New 
York and commenced the study of law in the office of 
William Curtis Noyes, then a leading member of the 
New York bar. 

At the completion of his studies in 1846 he was 
admitted to practice, having a very good knowledge 
of the French language, which he acquired through 
living with French people during his law studies in 
New York, and also some knowledge of Spanish. 
His early clients were among the foreigners speaking 
those languages and those manufacturers from Connec- 
ticut with whom he had an early acquaintance. He 
was successful from the outset. 

He took a great interest in educational questions 
and was elected in the early fifties a school trustee for 
the district in which he lived, and subsequently became 
president of the Board of Education in the City of 
New York. At that time there was a great deal of 
feeling over the methods heretofore pursued in the 
public schools, and he was instrumental in bringing 
about a great reform. He took an active part in 
politics on the Democratic side and was elected to 
office in the Board of Education as a member of that 
political party. He declined nominations for both 
branches of the Legislature, and at the close of the 
Civil War was found among those independent Demo- 
crats who were opposed to the ruling faction of the 
party then represented by William M. Tweed. 

At the Democratic Convention in Syracuse in the 
summer of 1871, he was selected as a spokesman for 
the opposition and amid great excitement presented 
the protest and made a stirring address. In the 
autumn of that year he was nominated by the inde- 
pendent Democrats for the office of judge of the 


Superior Court in the City of New York, thereafter 
consolidated with the Supreme Court, and was elected 
by a very large majority, taking his seat on the bench 
January first, 1872. In 1876 he was elected by his 
colleagues chief justice of that Court, an office he 
held until his death on the sixth of July, 1880. 

Judge Curtis was a broad-minded, liberal man in 
his views on civic affairs and was actively interested 
in various societies and other organizations carrying 
on educational and other activities for the advantage 
of civil society. 

He was a member of the Historical Society, in 
which he took an especial interest, and was also a 
fellow of the American Geographical Society. He 
was an early member of the Century Club and one of 
its trustees, and was very active in establishing the 
Academy of Design, which for many years was at the 
corner of Twenty-Third Street and Fourth Avenue, 
New York City. He had a large acquaintance among 
artists and literary men. 

In the affairs of the Episcopal Church, of which he 
was a member by inheritance from preceding genera- 
tions, he took a great interest. Having made a careful 
study of the ecclesiastical law, he became one of the 
counsel in several notable ecclesiastical trials. He was 
a member of St. George's Church on Stuyvesant Square 
and was a vestryman there at the time of his death. 

His first professional association was a partnership 
with the Hon. Samuel A. Foot, a connection by mar- 
riage, who afterwards became chief justice of the 
Court of Appeals in the State of New York. Sub- 
sequently he formed a partnership with Messrs. 
William P. Powers and James S. Stearns which was 
terminated by his elevation to the bench. 

Owing to his practice among foreigners, he gave 
very considerable attention to questions of inter- 


national law, and was looked upon as one of the author- 
ities on that subject. His knowledge of the French 
language allowed him to make an argument in a case 
in which he was interested in France where he was 
invited by the Court to speak on behalf of his client. 

In these days of constant movement in our country, 
it is interesting to note that Judge Curtis died in the 
room in which he was born, in the house in which his 
father began housekeeping, and which is still retained 
by the family at Watertown, Connecticut. He was 
a man of strong character and of fine presence, being 
over six feet in height, broad in proportion, with a 
large head and high forehead. His manner of deliver- 
ing opinions was impressive, and at the time of his 
death a large memorial meeting of the bar was held 
in the Court House. Many of the speakers especially 
dwelt upon his uniform courtesy to the members of 
the bar and the dignity with which he presided on the 
bench. He wrote opinions in many important cases 
and had a very clear and concise method of statement 
both of fact and of law. His death was caused by 
overwork, which produced nervous exhaustion. Two 
of his colleagues were prevented by illness from doing 
their share of the work during the winter and spring, 
and in order that they should not be compelled to 
resign and forfeit their salaries he and the other mem- 
bers of the Court agreed to do their work. It proved 
too much for him. After having closed the June 
term of the Court in the last week of that month, he 
went to Watertown for his summer vacation, and 
after several days of hard work on cases the papers 
in which he had brought with him for examination, 
he was taken suddenly ill and died within forty- 
eight hours, after the first attack of nervous pros- 
tration. He was survived by his wife and by all his 


Children horn at New York City. 
i. William Edmond, born June 2, 1855. He graduated 
from Trinity College in 1875; M. A. in 1878. Appointed 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by President Cleve- 
land and confirmed by the Senate in April, 1893. A 
lawyer. Residence New York City; unmarried. 

ii. Henry Holbrook, born Dec. 15, 1856; married June 19, 
1884, Josephine, daughter of Hugh Allen. Child: 

iii. Francis Randolph, born Oct. 11, 1858; graduated from 
Trinity College in 1880; died June 11, 1892, near Asheville, 
N. C, where he had chosen to reside; unmarried. 

iv. Eustace Sanford, born June 13, 1860; died July 14, 1881. 

V. Frederick Kingsbury, born Oct. 3, 1863; married first 
Oct. 28, 1890, Marian, daughter of J. Montgomery 
Hare; she died March 31, 1903; married second June 
17, 1905, Cornelia, daughter of George W. McLanahan. 
Children: Helen and Cornelia. 

vi. Mary Alathea, born Oct. 2, 1867. 
vii. Elizabeth, born April 21, 1873. 

ZZ%. William Henry^ Scovill {William Henry^, 
James^, James^, William}, John,'^ John}), born Jan. 7, 
1842, at Waterbury; died Dec. 9, 1914, at Hudson, 
N. Y.; married Jan. 13, 1863, at Kinderhook, N. Y., 
Elizabeth Whiting, born Aug. 15, 1842, at Kinder- 
hook; daughter of John Lucas and Cornelia (Barnard) 
Whiting of Kinderhook, and granddaughter of Judge 
Robert A. Barnard of Hudson, N. Y. 

William Henry Scovill was educated at private 
schools and at Geneva, Switzerland. He returned 
to this country just before the Civil War. He enlisted 
in the famous Seventh Regiment of New York City. 
Afterwards he matriculated at Bellevue Medical Col- 
lege. Immediately after his marriage he was appointed 
a medical cadet at the United States General Hospital 
at New Haven, Connecticut. On leaving New Haven 
he resided for a few years in New York, Brooklyn, 
and Tarry town. In 1871 he removed to Hudson, 
N. Y., where he resided until his death, leading, — 


to use his own words, — "a quiet, uneventful life." 
He was a member of all the Masonic societies and also 
of Mecca Temple, order of the Mystic Shrine of New 
York City, and of the Grand Army of the Republic. 
He was senior warden of Christ Church at Hudson, 
and a generous contributor to all its charities, doing 
great good in many ways, anxious only that no one 
should know of his unbounded kindnesses. He loved 
his home life and the home circle, his books and his 
friends. Courteous and genial, he was the ideal host 
and happiest when surrounded by those dearest to 
him. He took a keen interest in those things that 
interested those younger than he and was always 
ready with a warm welcome at his own hearthstone. 
Public life had no charm for him and he refused many 
offers of political preferment, but he was a keen student 
of public affairs, a close reader, and a logical thinker. 
Few men in public life were better posted on affairs 
at home or abroad and conversation with him was a 
broad and liberal education. 

The vestry of Christ Church of Hudson, of which 
Mr. Scovill was long a member, placed on record this 
recognition : — 

"In the death of William H. Scovill the parish 
of Christ Church has suffered a great loss. For many 
years a vestryman and warden, he cheerfully, gener- 
ously, and efficiently devoted his best energies to the 
upbuilding of the parish, and to the care of its proper- 
ties. No appeal for financial help was ever refused; 
no call for service disregarded. His loyalty and 
devotion were his marked characteristics, and these 
qualities, united with a courtesy and a sympathetic 
friendliness, made him a strong force on the 

*'As a faithful steward, his place will be difficult 
to fill; as a friend, we deeply deplore his death. 


"To his widow and children the vestry extends 
its heartfelt sympathy." 

His funeral was largely attended at his late home 
in Hudson by members of the Masonic fraternity, 
the vestrymen of Christ Church, representatives of 
financial circles, of the Grand Army of the Republic, 
and by many old-time friends from the city and out 

of town. 

i. Edith Cornelia, born April 3, 1864, in New York City. 

ii. William Henry, born Feb. 26, 1867, at Tarrytown, N. Y.; 
residence New York City. 

iii. Edward Washburne, born Dec. 2, 1870, in Hudson, N. Y.; 
has been assemblyman for Columbia County, and later 
county treasurer; residence Hudson, N. Y. 

iv. Jessie Whiting, born May 5, 1872; died July 26, 1873. 

V. Ruth Alathea, born Aug. 21, 1882, at Hudson, N. Y. 

339. Stella Maria^ Scovill {Edward^, James^, 
James\ William^, John^, John^), born June 11, 1824, 
at Waterbury; died May 2, 1900, Oakland, Cal.; 
married Sept. 14, 1847, at Waterbury, Lemuel Sanford 
Davies, born Feb. 28, 1823, at New Haven; died June 
14, 1897, at Santa Cruz, Cal.; son of Rev. Thomas 
and Julia (Sanford) Davies. 

Mrs. Davies was a woman of unusually sweet 
disposition, who endeared herself not only to her 
immediate family, but to a large circle of friends. She 
had a deep and sincere religious nature and as a com- 
municant was deeply interested in the benevolent 
organizations of Calvary Church, Santa Cruz, where 
she had resided about sixteen years. Mrs. Davies 
was endowed with high aspirations and was able to 
impress them not only upon those whom she lovingly 
trained from childhood, but upon others also who 
were brought into intimate relations with her. 


i. William Bostwick, born July 27, 1848; married Laura 

Belle Presson. 
ii. Mary Estelle, born Jan. 16, 1851. 
iii. Catherine Alathea, born Feb. 13, 1853. 
iv. Edward Thomas, born Aug. 15, 1857. 
V. Arthur Scovill, born Jan. 6, 1861. 
vi. John Henry, born March 23, 1863. 
vii. Stella Elizabeth, born July 1, 1866. 

340. James Clark^ Scovill {Edward\ James^, 
James^y William^, John^, John^), born Sept. 4, 1826, 
at Waterbury; died March 10, 1887, at Middlebury; 
married Nov. 20, 1850, at Middlebury, Marcia Smith, 
born Aug. 28, 1826, at Middlebury; daughter of 
William H. and Nancy (Tyler) Smith. 

James C. Scovill was educated at the Waterbury 
High School and lived at Waterbury until 1854, then 
removed to Watertown, and back to Waterbury in 
1866. In 1871 he removed to Middlebury, where he 
remained until his death. He was a farmer. For 
several years he was a deacon of the Middlebury 
Congregational Church. 


495. i. Harriet Tyler, born Aug. 18, 1852; married Benjamin 

B. Seeley. 

496. ii. George Bennett, born Jan 16, 1856; married Harriet 

W. Higgins. 

497. iii. Caroline Marcia, born June 28, 1860; married 

Alvin H. Tyler. 

498. iv. Elizabeth Anna, born Aug. 30, 1869; married 

Benjamin R. Kelsey. 

341. Thomas Lamson^ Scovill {Edward^, James^, 
James'^, William^, John'^, John^), born April 26, 1830, 
at Waterbury; died April 12, 1905, at New Haven; 


married Nov. 21, 1860, in New York City, Mary 
Elizabeth Ely, born Oct. 26, 1836, at New York; 
died there June 11, 1911; daughter of Nathan C. and 
Elizabeth Goodman (Olmstead) Ely of Norwich, 
Connecticut, and New York City. 

Thomas Lamson Scovill left Waterbury when a 
young man and went to New York where he was 
employed for many years in the sales department 
of the New York office of the Scovill Manufacturing 
Company. After a long service there, his health 
becoming somewhat impaired, he retired from active 
business and resided at New Haven, Connecticut, where 
he continued until his death. He was one of the early 
members of the Union League of that city, and at 
one time was secretary of the American Yacht Club 
of Rye, N. Y. He was also a member of the New 
York Stock Exchange. He was a man of erect and 
dignified bearing, and of pleasant and social disposi- 
tion, and was greatly loved and respected by all who 
knew him. Some weeks before his death he underwent 
a slight operation, from which he seemed to be fully 
recovered. He had been confined to the house for a 
few days with a sprained ankle, but was otherwise as 
well as usual when he was attacked by angina pectoris. 
The attack did not seem at first very severe, but the 
same night he became suddenly worse, and, falling 
into unconsciousness, passed away peacefully without 
apparent suffering. 

Children born at New York City. 

499. i. Mary Isabel, born March 23, 1864; married John 

Elton Wayland. 

500. ii. Edward Ely, born Aug. 6, 1872; married Medora 

Huriburt Piatt. 

342. Julia Lyman^ Scovill {Edward\ James^ 
James*, William^, John^, John^), born Jan. 16, 1835, 


at Waterbury; married June 24, 1856, at Waterbury, 
Theodore Levering Snyder, born Oct. 9, 1827, at 
Allamuchy, N. J.; died June 25, 1912, at Montclair, 
N. J.; son of Andrew Bray and Charlotte Sophia 
(Miller) Snyder of Allamuchy, N. J. 

Mr. Snyder went from his native place to New 
Brunswick, N. J., and from there to Paterson in the 
same state. He then went to Waterbury, Connecticut, 
where he married. They then removed to Jersey 
City, and thence to Montclair, N. J., where they made 
their home. His business was in New York City, 
with the firm of J. W. Stoddard & Sons for the greater 
part of the time, but he retired from active business 
about fifteen years before his death. Mrs. Snyder is 
living (1914) at Montclair, N. J. 
i. Theodore Scovill, born Nov. 6, 1857; married Nov. 11, 

1884, Adelaide Sarah Mason. He died Aug. 16, 1913. 

Child: Theodore Mason, born March 16, 1890. 
ii. Emily Louise, born Nov. 14, 1859. 
iii. Julia Levering, born Oct. 2, 1862. 
iv. Henry Lincoln, born Aug. 17, 1865; married April 22, 1897, 

Florence Van Antwerp. Children: Margaret Van Antwerp, 

born Sept. 21, 1898; Thomas Scovill, born Feb. 21, 1902. 

343. William Henry^ Scovil {William^, William^, 
James\ William\ John\ John^), born 1840; died 1877; 
married Laura Boyd, daughter of Dr. John Boyd of 
St. John, N. B. 

William LL Scovil was a barrister at law, and resided 
at St. John. He was also major of the 62d Regiment 
of Canadian Militia. 

Children born at St. John. 
i. Dora Cecil, born 1873; married 1906 Edward Sylvester 

Williams of Penarth, Glamorganshire, England. 
ii. Another child. 


344. Francis Simonds^ Scovil {William^ William^, 
James"^, William^, John}, John^), born Aug. 1, 1851, 
at Norton, N. B.; married April 16, 1879, at Brighton, 
England, Mary Alice Catt, born March 26, 1857, 
at Brighton, daughter of John and Elizabeth Ann 
(Hilder) Catt of Brighton. 

Francis S. Scovil was educated at Fredericton, 
N. B,, and in England; B.A. of the University of New 
Brunswick; member of the Royal College of Surgeons 
of England. While resident in St. John, N. B., was 
justice of the peace for the city and county of St. John. 
Member of the Church of England. Residence 
Brighton, England. 

Children born at Brighton. 

Evelyn Hilder, born Oct. 27, 1880. 
Beatrice Sophie, born June 17, 1882. 

Francis Hugh, born Feb. 14, 1884; lieutenant of the Royal 
Mildred Alice, born May 2, 1885. 
William John, born March 1, 1891. 

345. William Elias^ Scovil (William Elias\ 
Elias^y James\ William^, John^, John^), born Jan. 3, 
1843, at Kingston, N. B.; died Aug. 15, 1906, at 
Buenos Ayres, Argentina; married first Jane Paddock 

Wetmore, born ; died 1869; daughter of Dr. 

Thomas Saunders and Anna Dorothea (Robinson) 
Wetmore of St. John, N. B.; married second Louise 
A. Johnson; married third . 

William E. Scovil was at first a teacher in St. John; 
later he resided in New York City, and afterwards 
removed to South America. He was the author of 
Scovil's System of Shorthand, a book that was exten- 
sively used for many years. 


Anna Dorothea, born Sept. 30, 1864; married June 2, 

1888, Dr. Francis Manson Brown; four children; residence 

Fredericton, N. B. 
Frances Marion, born April 13, 1866; married Nov. 25, 

1886, Gilmore Brown, C. E.; she died 1910; two children. 
William Thomas, born May 3, 1867; married Oct. 6, 

1891, Susan Miranda Berlin; a physician; three children, 

Anita, Augustus, and . 

Ernest Lee, born . 

V. Harry Montgomery, born ; died 

vi. Louise Marie Day, 

dorf ; four childre 

vii. Roy Garfield, born 

Louise Marie Day, born ; married Edward Olden- 

dorf ; four children. 

346. Elizabeth^ Scovil {William Elias^, Elias^, 
James\ William^, John^, John^), born April 14, 1847; 
died Jan. 16, 1896; married Dr. William A. Fayer- 

Residence Rothesay, Kings County, N. B. 


i. Frances, born . 

ii. William T., born . 

iii. Herbert, born . 

iv. Helen, born . 

347. Charles Harrison^ Scovil {William Elias^, 
Elias^, lames'^, William^, John^, John^), born Jan. 22, 
1851; died Oct. 5, 1885; married first Jan., 1872, 
Josephine Dunn, born 1848; died Nov. 28, 1872, aged 
24 years; married second in 1875 Charlotte Dunn, 
born about 1846, died July 2, 1885, aged 30 years; 
both daughters of William Dunn of Kingston, N. B. 

Charles Harrison Scovil resided in Kingston, N. B., 
where in his early life he conducted a general supply 
store. Later he became interested in a brickyard 
on the St. John River. Shortly before his death he 
farmed a part of the Scovil farm, opposite the site of the 


rectory at Kingston, and originally owned by his 

father, the Rev. William Elias Scovil. He was a 

member of the Church of England. 

500A. i. Charles Thomas Lee, born Nov. 25, 1872; married 
Grace Houghton. 

500B. ii. Percy Alexander, born April 16, 1876; married 
Stella Townsend. 
iii. William Domville Lome, born Oct. 19, 1878; 

residence New York City; unmarried. 
iv. Ernest Medley, born Aug. 19, 1881; residence 
New York City; unmarried. Member of the 
Cosmos Club, and vice-president of the Canadian 
Club of New York. President of Doremus & 
Co., and assistant treasurer of the Wall Street 

348. Ernest Albert^ Scovil {William Elias^, 
Elias^, James^, William^, John^, John}), born Sept. 
4, 1852; died Feb. 6, 1894; married Alice Griffith of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. Scovil is now (1914) living at Brooklyn. No 

349. Samuel^ Scovil {William Elias^, Elias^, 
James^, William^, Johnny John^), born Sept. 13, 1857, at 
Kingston, N. B.; married Sept. 23, 1890, Emily Sarah 
Louise Hartman, daughter of Wencel Henry and Mary 
Henrietta (MacLeod) Hartman of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Samuel Scovil left Kingston in the fall of 1876, 
moving with his mother, brother Ernest, and sister 
Fanny to St. John, N. B. He lived in St. John until 
October, 1879. The great fire in St. John occurred 
June, 1877. He was at work in a coal office located 
near where the fire originated and saw its beginning. 
He removed to Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1879 and remained 
there until 1894. In June of that year removed to 
Cleveland, O., where he now resides. President of 
the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. 


Mr. Hartman, grandfather of Mrs. Scovil, was 
a Philadelphia merchant, and Mrs. Hartman's father 
was Capt. Norman MacLeod of the English army. 
Captain MacLeod emigrated to Toronto, Canada, 
where Mrs. Hartman, his third child, was born. They 
afterwards removed to the United States, and Capt. 
MacLeod served in the Northern (Union) army during 
the Civil War. He died in the service. 

Only child, horn at Brooklyn, N. Y. 
i. Richard Malcolm, born April 11, 1893; student at Dart- 
mouth College, and later at Yale University. Played on 
the Yale University football team in the season of 1914. 

350. Samuel John^ Scovil {Samuel James^, Elias^, 
James^, William^, John^, John^), born May 2, 1856, 
at Cambridge, Queens County, N. B.; married Oct. 
10, 1882, at Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y., Adeline 
Eliza Barker, born May 21, 1860, at Jamaica, N. Y.; 
daughter of Dr. Charles H. and Lydia (Sayres) Barker. 

Mr. Samuel J. Scovil is an expert accountant and 
now resides in New York City. He is an Episcopalian. 
i. John Delancy, born March 17, 1884. 
ii. Charles Barker, born Nov. 10, 1886; an Episcopalian 

clergyman; residence Morristown, N. J. 
iii. Elizabeth Adeline, born March 25, 1889. 

351. Morris^ Scovil {Samuel James^, Elias^, 
James"^, William^, John"-, John^), born June 19, 1860, 
at St. John, N. B.; married Sept. 12, 1888, at St. John, 
Harriet Lavinia DuVernet, born March 18, 1866, at 
Gagetown, N. B.; died Sept. 3, 1903, at Meadow- 
lands, N. B.; daughter of Henry J. and Susan (Starr) 

Morris Scovil is a farmer; in politics a Conserva- 
tive; in religion a member of the Church of England. 
Residence Gagetown, N. B. 



i. Morris Allaire, born July 4, 1889. 

ii. Elizabeth Robinson, born Aug. 16, 1890. 
iii. Gertrude Jervis, born Sept. 27, 1891. 
iv. Mary DuVernet, born 1896. 

V. Roger Peniston, born 1897. 

352. Edward George^ Scovil {William Henry^, 

Edward George Nichols^, James^, William^, John}, John}), 

born July 3, 1842, at St. John, N. B.; married Nov. 7 

or 26, 1866, Alice Louisa Foster, born April 16, 1845. 

Residence, St. John, N. B. 

Children horn at St. John, N. B. 
i. William Henry, born Feb. 24, 1868; married Sept. 10, 
1894, Agnes Pauline Clark; Child: George Laurenze 
Walker, born Sept. 28, 1895. 

ii. Walter, born ; married Miss Paterson. 

iii. Alice Louisa, born June 12, 1871. 
iv. Isabella, born Sept. 7, 1873. 
V. Stephen Kent, born Dec. 10, 1874; married Nano Stone; 

child, Lawton. 
vi. James Domville, born Feb. 24, 1876; died May 5, 1880. 
vii. Earle Jennings, born May 24, 1877. 

353. Ann Isabel' Scovil {William Henry^, Edward 
George Nichols^, James^, William^, John^, John^), born 

; married April 25, 1867, James Domville. 



Frances, born ; unmarried. 

James, born ; married ; 4 sons. 

iii. Mary Lucretia, born . 

iv. Isabel, born ; married William Earle; residence 

Winnipeg; no children. 

V. Catherine Earle, born ; died young. 

vi. Edward, born ; died young. 

vii. Elizabeth Anne, born ; married John Davidson; 

no children. 


354. Mary Lucretia^ Scovil {William Henry^, 
Edward George Nichols^, James^, William^, John^, John})^ 
born Jan. 2, 1848; died Jan. 11, 1873; married April 
20, 1868, as his second wife William Munson Jervis, 
born Oct. 9, 1838; died about 1872. 

William Munson Jervis was a lawyer of St. John, 

N. B. 

i. Mary Elizabeth, born March 20, 1869; married Henry or 
Percy Domville of Brantford, Ontario, on Jan. 30, 1895; 
one child, Ellen Domville, 
ii. Helen Mary, born April 27, 1871, at St. John, N. B. 

iii. Frank, born ; non compos mentis. 

iv. Edward, born . 

355. James^ Scovil {William Henry^, Edward George 
Nichols^, lames'^, William^, John^, John}), born Nov. 
20, 1849; died Oct. 21, 1878; married June 23, 1873, 
Martha Doherty. 

Residence St. John, N. B. 


i. Mary, born . 

ii. Lucretia, born ; died aged fifteen years. 

iii. Noel, born . 

356. Frances Lee^ Scovil {William Henry^, Ed- 
ward George Nichols^, lames'^, William^, John^, John^), 
born April 17, 1853; married June 29, 1875, John 
Morris Robinson. 


i. John Morris, born ; married M. Parker; physician. 

ii. Elizabeth Lee, born ; married McEllis. 

iii. Harold, born ; married Miss Sills. 

iv. Vera, born ; married T. N. Harrison. 

V. Mary Earle, born ; married George Lockhart. 

vi. Nora, born ; married John Belyea. 


357. Thomas Townsend Hewlett' Scovil {Walter 
Bates^, Edward George Nichols^, James^, William^, 
John^, John^), born Jan. 11, 1855; married April 26, 
1882, at Springfield, Kings County, N. B., Georgiana 
A. Marvin. 

Residence Queenstown, Queens County, N. B. 
i. Hewlett Winslow, born July 2, 1883. 
ii. Edward Bates, born June 5, 1885. 
iii. Margaret Louise, born June 23, 1887. 
iv. Polly Kathleen, born Oct. 13, 1889. 
V. Walter Harold, born Jan. 23, 1892. 
vi. Chadotte Amelia, born Jan. 18, 1894. 

358. Anne Horsfield Sloane' Scovil (Walter 
Bates^, Edward George Nichols^, James^, William^, John^, 
John^)j born Dec. 22, 1856, at Springfield, N. B. ; married 
April 19, 1882, at Springfield, Kings County, N. B., 
Herbert Tilley Nowlan, born May, 1856; son of James 
W. and Abigail (Hayward) Nowlan of Sussex, Kings 
County, N. B. 

Residence, Moncton, N. B., until May, 1908, when 
they removed to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Mem- 
bers of the Church of England. 

Children born at Moncton, N. B. 
i. Walter Herbert, born Feb. 19, 1885; died June 4, 1903. 
ii. Henry Scovil, born June 17, 1887; married Sept. 14, 1910, 

at Winnipeg, Queenie Freda Matthias. 

359. Walter Bates^ Scovil {Walter Bates\ Ed- 
ward George Nichols^, James^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Dec. 24, 1863, at Springfield, Kings County, 
N. B.; married June 27, 1899, at Springfield, N. B., 
Mary Isabel Gillies, born April 2, 1869; daughter 
of Edward Mayes and Nancy (Burnett) Gillies of 

Walter B. Scovil is a farmer, residing at Spring- 
field, N. B.; member of the Church of England. 


Children born at Springfield, N. B. 
i. Gladys Isabel, born April 24, 1900. 
ii. Kenneth Beverly, born July 14, 1901. 

360. George Godfrey Gilbert^ Scovil {James 
Micheau^, Henry Augustus^, James^, William^, John^, 
John}), born Aug. 25, 1842; married first Dec. 14, 
1871, Leah Spragg, born July 23, 1843; died June 11, 
1907; daughter of George and Ann (Fowler) Spragg 
of Springfield, N. B.; married second July 21, 1909, 
Annie I. McLeod, daughter of Angus McLeod of 
Halifax, N. S. 

Mr. Scovil followed farming for some time and 
kept a general store at Springfield for twenty-five 
years. He represented the parish as councilor of 
Kings County for fourteen years; resigned and was 
elected member for Kings County for the New Bruns- 
wick Parliament for fifteen years. In 1909 he was 
appointed superintendent of dredging for the Mari- 
time Provinces. Residence, Hampton, N. B. 

501. i. George Frederick, born Oct. 25, 1872; married 

Edith B. Coster. 

502. ii. James Micheau, born Oct. 30, 1874; married Ella 

M. MacLeod. 

iii. Henry Elijah, born July 31, 1877; residence British 

iv. Charlotte Ann, born Feb. 28, 1880; residence Hamp- 
ton, N. B. 

V. Amy Nichols, born May 18, 1883; married Walter 
J. Trites of Salisbury, N. B. 

vi. Ernest G., born ; residence British Columbia. 

361. Ella Mary Ann^ Scovil {James Micheau^j 
Henry Augustus^, James"^, William^, John^, John^), born 
Jan. 9, 1845; married December, 1873, at Springfield, 
N. B., William Murray, born in Glasgow, Scotland, 
in 1843; died September, 1888; son of William and 
Elizabeth Murray. 


At the age of twenty-five William Murray came to 
New Brunswick, settling at St. John. Later he 
removed to Springfield, where he carried on a success- 
ful dry goods business. He was one of the prominent 
business men of the town and an active member of 
the Presbyterian Church. He died on shipboard and 
was buried at sea, while returning from Scotland, 
whither he had gone in search of health. 

Children horn at Springfield, N. B. 
i. William, born July 9, 1875; residence Calgary; unmarried. 
ii. Alexander, born Jan. 31, 1877; married (1) Jessie Keyes; 

(2) Irene . 

iii. Allen, born Sept. 3, 1878; residence Montreal, Canada; 

iv. James Scovil, born Nov. 6, 1880; married Hughina 

Cameron; a physician, 
V. Ella, born Feb. 28, 1883. 
vi. Kate McAlpine, born Jan. 28, 1886; died Dec. 24, 1900. 

362. Hannah Sarah^ Scovil {James Micheau^, 
Henry Augustus^, James"^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Aug. 31, 1847; married Dec. 4, 1871, at Boston, 
Mass., George Frederick Anderson, born Sept. 13, 
1845, at Fredericton, N. B.; son of John and Emily 
Anderson of Fredericton. Residence, Lynn, Mass. 

Children born at Lynn. 
i. Charles Howard, born Oct. 29, 1876; married Bertha May 

ii. George Walter, born Jan. 6, 1879; married Emma Dockham. 
iii. Reva Carieton, born Dec. 1, 1885; residence Lynn, Mass. 
iv. Edgar Weston, born Oct. 21, 1888; residence Lynn, Mass. 

363. Amy Nichols^ Scovil {James Micheau^, 
Henry Augustus^, James^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Feb. 16, 1850; married Nov. 28, 1888, at St. 
John, N. B., Alfred Isaiah Kierstead, born June 10, 
1843, at Springfield, Kings County, N. B.; died March 
8, 1895, at Springfield, N. B. 


Child born at Springfield, N. B. 
i. Kathleen Scovil, bom June 28, 1893. 

364. William Greenslade' Scovil {James 
Micheau^y Henry Augustus^, Sanies'^, William^, John^, 
John^), born March 10, 1855; married Mabel Braden- 
burg. Residence, Mt. Pleasant, St. John, N. B. No 
further information furnished. 

i. Guy Dunning, born 1897. 

365. James John Micheau' Scovil {James 
Micheau^, Henry Augustus^, James^, William^, John^, 
John'), born July 10, 1857; married in 1882 Helen 
Hutton. Residence Hampton or St. John, N. B. No 
further information furnished. 

i. Mabel Rose, born July, 1883; married Guy M. Humphrey. 

Child: Helen R. Scovil Humphrey, born July, 1912. 
ii. Harry Hutton, born Aug., 1885; unmarried, 
iii. William Murray, born 1889; died 1890. 
iv. Helen Carleton, born Aug., 1896. 

366. Stella M.^ Scovil {Richard Cunningham^, 
Henry Augustus^, James\ William^, John^, John'), 
born July 22, 1850; married Oct. 18, 1876, James 
Sidney Kaye. No further information furnished. 

i. Richard B., born Aug. 7, 1877; unmarried, 
ii. Sidney, born Nov. 26, 1878; unmarried, 
iii. Arthur Reginald, born April 26, 1880; died March 15, 

iv. Beatrice M., born Sept. 15, 1881; died Sept. 20, 1881. 
V. Jerold C, born Jan. 27, 1883; died Aug. 11, 1883. 
vi. Florence A., born Jan. 19, 1885 ; married Harold Neionham. 
vii. Lorina, born . 

367. Ida R. M.^ Scovil {Richard Cu7iningham^, 
Henry Augustus^, James\ William^, John^, John'), 


born Sept. 5, 1852; married June 15, 1881, Rev. 
Lestock Desbrisay. He is deceased. No further 
information furnished. 

i. Ida Scovil, born June 23, 1882. 
ii. Helen S., born Aug. 13, 1884. 

368. John Walker^ Scovil {Henry Augustus^, 
Henry Augustus'% James^, William^, John"^, John^), 
born Jan. 11, 1869, at Shediac, N. B.; married June 
9, 1896, at St. Stephen, N. B., Lena Leota Markee, 
born Jan. 7, 1873, at St. Stephen; daughter of Leonard 
and Rachel (Ogden) Markee of St. Stephen. 

John W. Scovil lived at Shediac, N. B., until he 
was seventeen years old. He was in Montreal 1886 
to 1889 and at St. John, N. B., 1889 to 1890; since 
1890 in St. Stephen. He is secretary, treasurer, and 
manager of the J. M. Scovil Co., Limited, of which 
his cousin, J. M. Scovil, is president. They conduct 
a general tailoring and clothing business at St. Stephen. 
He has also extensive business in other concerns. He 
is an Episcopalian and has been vestryman for about 
five years. 

Children born at St. Stephen. 
i. Earle Markee, born April 2, 1897. 
ii. Henry Augustus, born Dec. 31, 1899. 

369. Samuel Southmayd^ Scovill {George Chester^, 
Uri^, Samuel"^, William^, John^, John^), born April 
23, 1818; died March 21, 1880, at Portland, Ontario, 
Canada; married Adeline Bush. 

He settled at Portland, Ontario, on Rideau Lake, 
before the Grand Trunk Railv/ay was built, when all 
traffic from Montreal to Kingston passed through the 
Rideau Canal. He remained there in general mercan- 
tile business until his death. 

Children born at Portland, Ontario. 

503. i. Thomas Knowlton, born ; married . 

ii. Sarah Adeline, born . 

504, iii. Simmons Southmayd Stuart, born ; married 

iv. Hannah Melicent, born 
V. Adelaide Myrtle, born - 

370. William Holly^ Scovill (Chauncey\ Wil- 
liam^, Abijak^, William^, John^, Johv}), born Oct. 27, 
1810; died Nov. 2, 1858, at Guttenberg, Iowa; mar- 
ried March 8, 1840, Lydia A. Wright, born May 22, 
1819, at Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N. Y.; died May 
15, 1861, at Sturgis, Mich.; daughter of John and 
Sarah (Jayne) Wright. 

Mr. Scovill was possessed of a bright mind and a 
charming personality and he enjoyed the advantages 
of a college education. Desirous of studying naviga- 
tion, he engaged on shipboard, taking a trip through 
the Mediterranean Sea. Later he became a large 
owner of boats on the Erie Canal. He married a 
Brooklyn lady of education and refinement, but of 
little knowledge of domestic hardships and to whom 
the canal business was distasteful. He disposed of 
his interest in the canal, and, being a fine speaker, 
he devoted his time to temperance work until the 
publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, when Mr. and Mrs. 
Scovill became pioneers in presenting the noted drama 
on the stage, traveling east as far as Trenton, N. J., and 
west as far as Iowa, where he met with an accident 
which caused his death ten days after. 
i. Theodore William, born April 3, 1841; died April 

27, 1842. 
ii. Byron Henry, born Feb. 5, 1842; died Sept. 10, 

iii. J. William Jerome, born June 15, 1845; died Aug. 
17, 1847. 


iv. Harry Wilton, born Jan. 5, 1847; died Feb. 11, 

V. William Wright, born Jan. 29, 1849; died Nov. 

12, 1850. 
vi. Lydia, born Aug. 18, 1851; died Mar. 11, 1853. 

505. vii. lantha Viola, born Mar. 20, 1853; married Isaac 

C. Tyler. 

506. viii. Theodora, born Sept. 25, 1855; married Alva D. 


371. Samuel Augustus^ Scovill (Chauncey^, Wil- 
liam^, Ahijak^, William^, John"^, John}), born Feb. 3, 
1812, in Dutchess County, N. Y.; died Mar. 22, 1880, 
at Moravia, N. Y.; married Dec. 19, 1843, DoUie 
Dresser, born Aug. 24, 1825; died Dec. 21, 1874; 
daughter of Artemus and Sylvia Dresser of Dresser- 
ville, N. Y. Mr. Scovill was a farmer. 


507. i. Myron H., born Oct. 23, 1844; married Martha Henry, 
ii. Ellen L., born Jan. 3, 1847; died Mar. 20, 1848. 

508. iii. Emma Lavern, born April 15, 1849; married F. 

Burnette Nye. 
iv. William Jerome, born Aug. 23, 1853; died May 

27, 1894; unmarried. 
V. Albert Elisha, born Mar. 22, 1856; died Dec. 29, 1899. 

372. Hannah^ Scovill {Chauncey^, William^, 
Ahijah\ William\ John'', John"-), born Oct. 2, 1822; 
died May 12, 1907; married Luman Johnson. He 
went to California in 1847 and was never heard from. 

i. Melvina Johnson, born Jan. 14, 1844; died Dec. 30, 1910; 
married Charles Howland. 

373. Sarah Emeline^ Scovill {William^, Wil- 
liam^, Abija¥, William^, John^, John^), born June 22, 
1832, at Litchfield; married Mar. 9, 1851, at Water- 
bury, Henry Atkins Banks, born 1828 at Birmingham, 
England; died Aug. 16, 1895, at Fort Madison, Wis. 
Residence, Keokuk, Iowa. 


i. Frances Olivia, born Mar. 13, 1852; married Henry 

Burnell, at Des Moines, Iowa; residence, Kansas City; 

two children. 
ii. Minnie Marsh, born Mar. 3, 1854; married Dr. L. C. 

Ingersoll at Keokuk, Iowa, June, 1890; residence, 

Keokuk; no children. 
iii. Emeline Augusta, born Aug. 7, 1856; married Apr. 9, 1889, 

William Reid ; residence, Keokuk, Iowa ; no children. 
iv. William Scovill, born Oct. 1, 1858; died 1862. 
V. Alice May, born May 3, 1861; married Louis Immegart 

at Keokuk in 1888; residence, Keokuk; one child. 
vi. George Walter, born Apr. 20, 1864; married 1887 ; 

residence, Keokuk, Iowa; three children. 
vii. Charies Henry, born Feb. 22, 1873; died Nov. 16, 1907, 

at New York City; unmarried. 
viii. Bertha Daisy, born Feb. 22, 1873; married at Keokuk, 

1895, Rev. John Webb; residence. Lees Summit, Mo.; 

three children. 
ix. Jessie Hortense, born Nov. 4, 1879; married July 31, 

1912, at Keokuk, Iowa, Henry Burns. 

374. Augusta Catherine^ Scovill {William^, 
William^, Abtjah\ William^ John\ JohnS), born Aug. 
22, 1840, at Litchfield; living at Keokuk, Iowa; mar- 
ried Mr. Hill. 

None of the family would reply to letters. 

i. Albert, born ; residence Galesburg, 111. 

ii. Augustus, born ; residence Galesburg, 111. 

375. Edwin Nelson^ Scovill {Joseph Langdon^, 
Eleazer^, Abijah\ William^ John'^, John^), born June 
21, 1838, at Berlin, Vt.; died Sept. 19, 1885, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt.; married Martha Priscilla Kelsea, born 
Dec. 19, 1841 or 1842; died July 28, 1890, at Mont- 
pelier, Vt.; daughter of William Kelsea of Lisbon, 
N. H. 

Edwin N. Scovill resided at Berlin and Montpelier, 



Florence May, born April 15, 1870, at Berlin, Vt.; A. B. 
Smith College 1893; teacher at Brooklyn, N. Y.; un- 

William Langdon, born July 28, 1873, at Montpelier, Vt.; 
A. B. Yale 1896; and Harvard Law School; Lance Cor- 
poral, Company A, First Vermont Infantry U. S. V. in 
the Spanish War, mustered in May 16, 1898, mustered 
out Nov., 1898; lawyer. Residence Boston, Mass.; un- 

Gertrude, born May 19, 1876; died 1881 at Montpelier, Vt. 

376. Emily E.^ Scovill {Amon\ Eleazer\ Abijah\ 
William^ John\ John"), born Dec. 19, 1843, at Cin- 
cinnati, O.; now living there; married Oct. 10, 1867, 
at Glendale, O., George L King, born Nov. 25, 1843, 
at Chester County, Pa.; died Oct. 7, 1910, at Cincinnati. 
Children horn at Cincinnati. 
i. Stanley Scovill, born Jan. 22, 1870; died Jan. 6, 1909; 
married June 26, 1896, Elizabeth M. Hopping of Coving- 
ton, Ky. Child: Emily E., born Nov. 30, 1899, at 
Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. 
ii. Allene, born Jan. 28, 1879; married Oct. 10, 1900, at 

Walnut Hills, Albert L. Habekotte. 
iii. Florence, born Aug. 31, 1882. 

377. Andrew Rogers^ Scovill {Amon\ Eleazer\ 
Abija¥, William^, John^, John}), born March 1, 1845, 
at Cincinnati, O.; died Dec. 5, 1907, at Avondale, 
Cincinnati; married Nov. 15, 1869, at Covington, 
Ky., V. Allene Fisk, born at Maysville, Ky.; daughter 
of John Flavel and Elizabeth Fisk. 

Andrew R. Scovill was a carriage manufacturer at 


Children horn at Covington, Ky. 
509. i. Flavel Fisk, born Dec. 28, 1871; married Emma 
Cecilia Lissenden. 
ii. Bessie, born Nov. 11, 1881. 


378. Amon Langdon^ Scovill (Arnon^ Eleazer^, 
Abijah'^, William^, John^, John^), born June 16, 1852, 
at Cincinnati, Ohio; died Nov. 10, 1908, at Cincinnati; 
married Sept. 25, 1879, at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, 
Annie Burnett Alley, an adopted daughter of her aunt. 
Miss Jane Burnett. No children. 

379. Mary Harriet^ Scovill (William^ Samuel 
Brown^, William'^, William^, John^, John^), born Aug. 
15, 1845, at Watertown, Connecticut; died May 2, 
1887, at Watertown; married Jan. 1, 1869, at Water- 
town, David M. Hard. 

Children born at Watertown. 
i. Grace Harriet, born Nov. 23, 1870; married Feb. 14, 1886, 

William Foote of Watertown. 
ii. Alice, born Aug. 25, 1873; married Nov. 25, 1903, Freder- 
ick L. Bassette of Watertown. 
iii. Mary Langdon, born Oct. 14, 1881. 

380. Marion Foote' Scovill {Hubert^, Selah\ 
Darius\ William\ John'', John^), born April 11, 1832, 
at Watertown; died there Oct. 29, 1879; married first 
Sept. 15, 1850, George W. Burr; married second 
Sept. 27, 1865, Amzi Condit. 

i. William Hubert, born July 14, 1851; a noted civil engineer. 

381. Alfred Hubert' Scovill {Hubert^, Sela¥, 
Darius\ William^, John'', John"-), born Nov. 15, 1849, 
at Watertown; married Oct. 22, 1879, at Troy, N. Y., 
Lucy Town Johnson, born Jan. 21, 1853, at Troy, N. Y. ; 
died Oct. 22, 1903, at Watertown; daughter of Alex- 
ander George and Charlotte Pettice (Wardner) John- 
son of Troy, N. Y. 

Alfred H. Scovill is a farmer living at Watertown. 
He has been senior warden of Christ Church, Episcopal, 
since 1897. 


Children horn at Watertown. 

510. i. Charlotte Eliza, born Dec. 6, 1880; married Paul 
M. Welton. 
ii. Marion Foote, born April 13, 1882. 
iii. Sabra, born June 4, 1884. 
iv. Helen Johnson, born Dec. 31, 1887. 
V. Alfred Hubert, born Nov. 29, 1890. 

382. LuELLA^ ScoviLL {William^, Seahury^, Darius^, 
William^, John^, John^), born Feb. 16, 1865, at Paris, 
N. Y.; married July 2, 1885, at Paris, William Nelson, 
born in New Hartford, N. Y., son of James and Emma 
(Miller) Nelson. 

The family lives at Washington Mills, N. Y., and 
Mr. Nelson is in the real estate business. 

Children born at Washington Mills, N. Y. 

i. Elmer Nelson, born July 30, 1886; unmarried. 
ii. Frederick, born May 20, 1888; unmarried. 
iii. Lois, born June 25, 1890; married April 1, 1910, Garrod 

Bailey. The family resides at Washington Mills, N. Y. 

Mr. Bailey is an express agent. No children. 

Z^Z. RuFUS Seabury^ Scovill {William^, Seabury^, 
Darius'^, William^, John^, John^), born Sept. 16, 1868, 
at Paris, N. Y.; married Nov. 22, 1894, at Sauquoit, 
N. Y., Cora Foss, born May 18, 1871, at South Trenton, 
N. J.; daughter of Jacob and Emily (Ketchall) Foss. 

Mr. Scovill is a carpenter and resides at Washing- 
ton Mills, N. Y. 

Children horn at Paris, N. Y. 

i. Marion Gertrude, born Oct. 16, 1898. 
ii. William Rufus, born Mar. 30, 1901. 
iii. Herman Leo, born July 5, 1904. 


384. Florence Cordelia^ Scovill {William^, Sea- 
bury^, Darius^, William^, John^, John}), born Nov. 28, 
1871, at Paris, N. Y.; married Feb. 20, 1907, at Los 
Angeles, Cal., Fred T. Richards, born June 29, 1868, 
at Washington Mills, N. Y., son of Daniel and Jane 
(Ellis) Richards. 

Mr. Richards is a mechanical engineer and resides 
at Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children horn at Los Angeles. 
i. Eloise Scovill, born Oct. 15, 1909. 
ii. Fred Carlton, born Jan. 5, 1912. 

385. Vashti Abby^ Scoville {Frederick^, Seabury% 
Darius'^, William^, John'^, John^), born Aug. 17, 1869, 
at Richmond, Mo.; married Jan. 17, 1894, at Fort 
Scott, Kansas, George Davis Lathrop, born Feb. 9, 
1870, at New York City; died Oct. 14, 1901, in the 
hospital at Wichita, Kansas; son of Richard Downer 
and Annie C. (Davis) Lathrop. 

Mrs. Lathrop resides at Los Angeles, Cal. 
Children born at Ottawa, Kansas. 
i. Frederick Scoville, born Jan. 2, 1895. 
ii, Richard Downer, born Nov. 16, 1899. 

386. Bertha' Scoville (Frederick^, Seabury^, 
Darius^, William^, John^, John^), born Nov. 11, 1872, 
at Richmond, Mo.; married July 20, 1904, at Fort 
Scott, Kansas, Paul Aikman, born Mar. 2, 1874, at 
Hesper, Kansas; son of Dr. Robert and Josephine 
(Coffin) Aikman. 

Mr. Aikman is in the electric light business at Los 
Angeles, Cal. No children. 

387. Edward Earl' Scovill (Isaac Leroy^, Ed- 
ward^, Darius^, William,^ John^, John^), born Nov. 29, 
1862, at Auburn, N. Y.; married Oct. 1, 1890, at 


Auburn, Isabella Modena White, born Oct. 2, 1859, 
at Auburn; died Jan. 23, 1905, at Auburn; daughter 
of Reuben F. and Anna (Powers) White. 

Mr. Scovill is organist at St. Peter's Episcopal 
Church and teacher of music in the public schools at 
Auburn, N. Y. 

Children horn at Auburn, N. Y. 
i. Modena Belle, born Jan. 27, 1892. 
ii. Leona Mae, born May 22, 1895. 

388. Harriette Pierce^ Scovill (Isaac Leroy^, 
Edward^, Darius*, William^, John^, John^), born July 
1, 1866, at Auburn, N. Y.; married May 3, 1892, at 
Chicago, 111. Irving Howe Rublee, born Nov. 30, 
1864, at Auburn, N. Y.; son of Hiram I. and Cornelia 
F. (De Reimer) Rublee. 

Mr. Rublee resides at Auburn, N. Y., and is in 
business with his father, making awnings, signs, and 


Children born at Auburn, N. Y. 

i. Ethel Frances Scovill, born Nov. 25, 1895. 
ii. Irving Howe, born June 11, 1905. 

389. Joseph Curtiss^ Scovill {Samuel'^, Samuel^, 
Samuel*, William^, William^, John^), born Jan. 9, 1827, 
at Livingstonville, N. Y. ; married first Clara Norton; 
married second Aug. 3, 1873, at Cannonsville, N. Y., 
Salome Adella Hoag, born April 26, 1847; daughter 
of Ezra S. and Caroline (Huyck) Hoag of Cannons- 
ville, N. Y. 

Joseph C. Scovill has lived at Cannonsville and 
at Livingstonville, N. Y., but now at Bates, Schoharie 
County, N. Y. He has been a farmer all his life. 



Carrie Sophia, born June 19, 1874; married C. E. Burgett. 
Forest R., born Feb. 1, 1877; died Jan. 24, 1903, at Living- 

stonville, N. Y. 
Marietta V., born June 23, 1879; married Leonard D. 

Lydia, born Nov. 17, 1881; died June 16, 1882. 
Orlando, born Aug. 12, 1882; living at Cooksburgh, Albany 

County, N. Y. ; unmarried. 

390. Phcebe^ Scovill {Samuel^, Samuel^, Samuel*, 
William^, William^, John^), born June 26, 1828; died 
July 17, 1899, at Hancock, Delaware County, N. Y.; 
married June 29, 1852, at Prattsville, N. Y., Henry 
Alberti, born Feb. 2, 1825, at Prattsville, N. Y.; died 
at date and place not found, probably at Hancock, 
N. Y. 

Henry Alberti resided at Prattsville, but removed 
to Hancock, N. Y. 


i. Samuel F., born ; residence Hancock, N. Y. 

ii. Vesta M., born ; married CD. Hoagland; residence 

Hancock, N. Y. 

iii. Electa Scovill, born ; married C. L. Sowles; residence 

Rock Royal, Delaware County, N. Y., where she died 
in 1911 or 1912. 

391. Samuel Orlando^ Scovill (Samuel^, Sam- 
uel, Samuel"^, William^, William'^, John^), born July 
20, 1831, at Conesville (Manorkill), N. Y.; died July 
18, 1910, at Walton, Delaware County, N. Y.; married 
Cornelia J. Gorton. 

Samuel O. Scovill was a farmer all his lifetime. 

i. Ida S., born ; married W. T. Shaw. 

ii. Emma J., born ; married J. J. Gillett. 

iii. Hattie E., born ; married George Budine. 


392. William Hurlburt^ Scovill {Samuel^ Sam- 
ueP, Samuel^, William}, William^, Joh-n}), born May 1, 
1838, at Gilboa, N. Y.; died Aug. 31, 1880, at Sandy 
Creek, N. Y.; married Jan. 13, 1863, at Hancock, 
N. Y., Avis Melinda Robinson, born Feb. 13, 1846, 
at Mt. Rose, town of Rush, N. Y.; daughter of Henry 
E. and Elizabeth Robinson. 

WilHam H. Scovill was a farmer and a member of 
the Methodist Church. He spent the most of his 
life at Sandy Creek. In 1912 Mrs. Scovill was living 
at Delhi, N. Y. 

I. Anna, born Nov. 29, 1863; married Mr. Devoe. 
ii. Myrtle, born July 6, 1865; married Mr. Brewer, 
iii. Samuel W., born Nov. 23, 1867; resides at Delhi, 

N. v.; unmarried. 
iv. Henry, born April 16, 1872; married . 

V. William H., born April 15, 1875; married . 

vi. Electa, born July 21, 1877; married F. S. Hobart. 
512. vii. Andrew, born April 22, 1880; married Kittie S. 

393. Electa^ Scovill {SamueP, SamueP, SamueP, 
William^, William^, John^), born Nov. 13, 1841, at 
Fultonham, Schoharie County, N. Y. ; now (1915) 
living at Flancock, N. Y. ; married first Aaron Clements 
of Downsville, N. Y., born about 1837; died about 
1863 at Cumberland, Md., while a soldier in the Union 
army; married second Jefferson Newkirk, born at 

; died at Oquaga; son of Philip and Abigail 

(Dixon) Newkirk of Hancock, N. Y. 

Jefferson Newkirk was a butcher. No children. 

394. RosANNA^ Scovill {Cyrus^, SamueP, SamueP, 
William^, William^, John}), born (date not found); 
died at Ashland, N. Y.; married Calvin Tompkins. 

They lived at Ashland, Greene County, N. Y. 



i. Emery W., born ; residence Yalesville, Conn. 

ii. Otto C, born ; residence Merrill, Miss. 

iii. Ernest, born ; residence Red Falls, N. Y. 

395. LuciNDA^ ScoviLLE (Lifius,^ Thomas^, Sam- 
uel\ William^ William^ John'), born Oct. 22, 1829, at 
Windham, Greene County, N. Y.; died Jan. 17, 1893, 
at New Rome, Adams County, Wis.; married Lewis 
Finch, son of Abram Finch. 

They Hved at Ashland, N. Y., about 1854 and for 
many years after. In later years they removed with 
their children to New Rome, Wis. 

i. Loren, born ; residence New Rome, Wis. 

ii. Elmer, born ; residence New Rome, Wis. 

iii. Laura, born ; married Mr. Flint; residence Sacra- 
mento, Cal. 

iv. Jennie, born ; married Mr. Weaver; residence 

Everett, Wash. 

396. Julia Diana^ Scoville (Linus^, Thomas^, 
Samuel"^, William^, William^, John'), born Jan. 15, 
1841, at Windham, N. Y.; died there Feb. 20, 1866; 
married Ira Thompson. 


i. Julia, born ; married Arthur Beach; resides at 

Windham, N. Y. 

397. Sylvester Jairus^ Scoville {Linus^^ 
Thomas^, Samuel'^, William^, William^, John)', born 
Nov. 21, 1845, at Windham, N. Y.; married at Jewett, 
N. Y., Nov. 30, 1870, Mariette Van Valkenburgh, 
born June 19, 1845, daughter of Cornelius G. and 
Lovina (Kipp) Van Valkenburgh of Jewett, N. Y. 

Sylvester J. Scoville was born and brought up on a 
farm, and he has always followed farming for a living 
except one year in which he went on the road, selling 
dry goods and notions. He resided in Windham, N. Y., 


until 1873, when he removed to East Jewett, N. Y. 
He attends the Methodist Church and is in poHtics a 

i. Rose, born Sept. 28, 1872, at Windham, N. Y.; married 

George A. Barnum. 
ii. Linus Abram, born April 23, 1876; died Dec. 16, 1907; 

he was unmarried. 

398. Jesse^ Scovill (Hiram^, Thomas^, Samuel'^, 
William^, William'^, John^), born June 20, 1835, at 
Durham-Conesville, N. Y. ; died there Sept. 4, 1873, 
and was buried at West Durham; married (date 
unknown) Clarissa Bascom of Durham, born 1837; 
died 1908; daughter of Reuel Plum and Emma (Moss) 
Bascom of Durham. 

Jesse Scovill lived at West Durham all his life. 
He was thrifty and saving at his farming and left 
quite a little property. 

Only child. 
i. Nettie Melinda, born March 9, 1866; died April 18, 1869. 

399. Coleman^ Scovill (Hiram\ Thomas^ Sam- 
uel^, William^, William^, John^), born about 1865 at 
Durham-Conesville; married Mary Bushnell, adopted 
daughter of Charles Bushnell and granddaughter 
of Mrs. Theresa Wright, second wife of Hiram Scovill. 

Coleman Scovill resided at West Hurley, N. Y., 
but at present is living at Kingston, N. Y. 

Only child. 
i. Fannie, born ; married Alton Avery and has one 

child. Residence Kingston, N. Y. 

400. Orcelia Sophia^ Scovill {Elijah^, Amasa^, 
Samuel'^, William^, William^, Johri^), born Dec. 6, 
1850, in Conesville, N. Y.; married Jan. 15, 1874, 


Eugene Cohoon. Residence Franklin, Delaware 
County, N. Y. Mr. Cohoon is a farmer. The chil- 
dren reside with their parents. 
i. Mary Helen, born Sept. 18, 1875. 
ii. Ira Scovill, born Oct. 1, 1877. 
iii. Alice Irene, born Dec. 31, 1879. 
iv. Sarah, born Aug., 1884. 

401. Mary Alice^ Scovill (Elijah^, Amasa^, Sam- 
uel\ William^, William^, John^), born July 10, 1852; 
married May 28, 1876, John Steele, born Jan. 9, 1853, 
at Conesville, N. Y. ; son of James and Rhoda (Adams) 
Steele of Conesville. 

John Steele is a farmer and has lived at West 
Durham and Freehold, N. Y., and in 1913 was living 
at Kiskatom, seven miles from Catskill, N. Y. 

i. Melissa Carolyn, born Feb. 28, 1877. 
ii. Margaret Belle, born May 23, 1880; married D. R. Fraser; 

residence Brooklyn, N. Y. 

402. Melissa Carolyn^ Scovill {Elijah^, Amasa^, 
Samuel^, William^, William^, John^), born Aug. 24, 
1855, at Conesville, N. Y.; married Feb. 7, 1883, 
George Washington Pearsall, born May 18, 1859; 
son of William A. and Eleanor (Dingman) Pearsall 
of Conesville, N. Y. 

Mr. Pearsall is a farmer and lives upon the farm 
which was Elijah Scovill's at Manorkill, town of 


i. Birdell, born March 27, 1887, at Conesville; married May 

28, 1911, M. C. Faulkner; resides at Dunraven, Delaware 

County, N. Y. 


403. Whitney^ Scovil {William^, Sylvester^ 
Joseph', William^ William'', John^), born July 7, 1847, 
at Haddam; married Oct. 19, 1876, at Middletown, 
Lillian Maria Tryon, born Oct. 9, 1858, at Middletown; 
daughter of Joseph E. and Margaret (Atwood) Tryon. 

Whitney Scovil is a farmer, living at Durham, 
Connecticut. He is a Republican in politics and a 
Methodist in denominational preference. 

Only child. 
513. i. Alice Phoebe, born Aug. 12, 1878; married Arthur 
R. Kenison. 

404. Sylvester Eugene^ Scovill (Sylvester^, 
Sylvester'^, Joseph'^, William^, William^, John^), born 
Nov. 12, 1855, at Haddam; married Dec. 2, 1885, 
at Haddam, Eva Luella Burr, born Dec. 9, 1865, at 
Killingworth ; daughter of Hermon and Eleanor A. 
(Francis) Burr of Killingworth. 

Sylvester E. Scovill is a farmer, living in the 
northern part of Haddam, near Higganum. 

514. i. Francis Bonfoey, born Aug. 23, 1886; married 
Angie E. Dickinson. 
ii. Harvey Eugene, born March 2, 1888. 
iii. Wilton Burr, born July 1, 1890. 
iv. Eva Luella, born May 20, 1894. 

405. Julius^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josia¥, 
John^, William^, John^), born Feb. 28, 1802, probably 
in Haddam; died May 10, 1883, in Middletown, aged 
81 years, 3 months, and 10 days; married Jan. 24 
(or Feb. 1), 1826, at Middletown, Lucy Ann Sayre, 
born June 8, 1807, at Middletown; died there Feb. 
19, 1891; daughter of John and Mary (McNary) 
Sayre of Middletown. (Her name has been called 
erroneously Lucy Ann Sears.) 


Julius Scovill early learned the trade or business 
of stonecutter or quarryman. He settled in Middle- 
town soon after his marriage, or possibly before that 
event. He had acquired a quarry and docking privi- 
leges on the Connecticut River at Maromas in Middle- 
town as early as 1829, and there he continued until his 


Children horn at Middletown. 
i. Sarah Ann, born March 24, 1827; died July 31, 

515. ii. Henry Wilson, born Sept. 27, 1828; married (1) 

Eliza Ann Whitmore; (2) Harriet Louisa Brainard. 

516. iii. Caroline M., born April 27, 1830; married Joseph 


517. iv. George Julius, born Feb. 20, 1835; married Adeline 


518. V. Sarah Jane, born Sept. 5, 1837; married Webb E. 


519. vi. Frances Amelia, born Aug. 24, 1842; married 

Buckley E. Johnson, 
vii. Daughter, born June 15, 1845; died Oct. 15, 1845. 

520. viii. Eleanor Algene, born Sept. 19, 1849; married (1) 

Charles H. Arnold; (2) Henry Sedgwick; (3) 
George Ward, 
ix. Malvina Nash, born Oct. 22, 1851. 

406. SiLAS^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josia¥f 
John^, William'^, John^), born at Haddam about 1804; 
date of death not known; married about 1823 Lydia 
, whose parents' names have not been found. 

Silas Scovill went away from home about 1825 
and was never heard from again. Some of the family 
think he simply went away from home; others think 
he was lost at sea. Nothing more definite can be 


Only child, born at Haddam. 

521. i. David A., born Jan. 22, 1823; married Louisa Kidder. 

407. Edwin^ Scovill (Philemon^, John^, Josiah^, 
John\ William^ John'), born May 13, 1806, in Had- 


dam; died Feb. 7, 1886, at Middletown; married 
Oct. 30, 1830, Eliza Ann Smith, born July 9, 1812, 
in Middletown; died there Sept. 15, 1865; daughter 
of Selden and Hannah (Shepard) Smith of Middletown. 
Edwin Scovill lived in Maromas district, Middle- 
town. In early and middle life he was a stonecutter 
and quarryman, managing the lifting and cutting 
of stone. In later life he was a farmer. In politics 
he was a Democrat and was elected to the General 
Assembly of Connecticut from Middletown in the 
year 1851. He was deeply religious, for many years 
a member of the Methodist church at Higganum, and 
a Sunday school teacher for a long period. 
Children horn at Middletown. 

522. i. Selden Smith, born Sept. 5, 1831; married Hannah 

E. Bowen. 
ii. Hannah Lewis, born Dec. 24, 1832; died of con- 
sumption April 4, 1866. Never married. 

523. iii. Lavinia, born Oct. 26, 1834; married Lyman Smith. 

524. iv. Almira Eliza, born March 2, 1837; married Samuel 

H. Hubbard. 
V. Sidney Shepard, born Feb. 11, 1839; died Jan. 14, 

vi. A son, born Jan. 9, 1841; died Aug. 14, 1841. 

525. vii. Albert, born May 11, 1846; married Grace E. 

viii. Alfred, born May 11, 1846; died March 6, 1849. 

526. ix. Curtis Leveret, born Oct. 4 or 6, 1849; married 

Frances A. Hayes. 

527. X. Frank Shepard, born Feb. 2, 1852; married Harriet 

E. McKenstry. 

408. Emily^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josia¥, 
John\ William\ John^), born Sept. 13, 1809, at Had- 
dam; died March 25, 1855, at East Hartford, 
Connecticut; married Dec. 27, 1829, Enos Lewis 
Brainard, born July 15, 1808, in East Haddam; died 
June 25, 1892, in Chatham, near East Haddam; son 
of Abner and Lucy (Fuller) Brainard of East Haddam. 


Enos L. Brainard was in early and middle life a 
shoemaker, manufacturing shoes in a small way. 
Later in life he was a farmer. He was an honest and 
industrious man, working hard up to nearly the end 
of his life. He learned the trade of shoemaking in 
the old-fashioned manner of making shoes by hand, 
in the shop of his cousin, Horace Brainard. It was 
here that he met Emily Scovil, who was then assisting 
in Horace Brainard's household. Mrs. Emily Brain- 
ard followed her husband in his removals from East 
Haddam to South Windsor, and then to East Hartford, 
where she died after a long and painful illness. She 
was devoted to her home and children, and a great 
Bible reader. 

Children horn at East Haddam. 
i. Cynthia Maria, born Oct. 27, 1830; married Lemuel W. 

ii. William Royal, born July 27, 1832; married Mary Eliza 

Goff. Homer W. Brainard, of Hartford, Connecticut, 

who has had an active part in the compiling of this volume, 

is their son. 

409. Elijah^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josia¥, 
John\ William'^, John"), born May 30 or June 2, 1823, 
in Haddam; died March 19, 1906, at Chester; married 
Aug. 13, 1848, at Middletown, Lavinia A. Shailer, born 
Nov. 9, 1829, at Haddam; died Oct. 8, 1897, at Chester; 
daughter of Oliver Wells and Charlotte (Smith) Shailer 
of Haddam. 

Elijah Scovill lived the whole of his life (except 
the last few years after the death of his wife, which he 
spent with his son at Chester), in the southern part 
of Haddam, known as Tylerville. He lived in a 
house on the road west from the ferry. He was by 
trade a ship carpenter, but worked upon other struc- 
tures needing large timbers, such as wooden bridges. 


Mrs. Scoville was an excellent woman, and suffered 
with incurable illness for eight years before her death. 

Only child born at Haddam. 
528. i. Eugene Francis, born May 26, 1852; married Fannie 
Theresa Watrous. 

409A. Wealthean^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, 
Josia¥, John,^ William^, John}), born April 13, 1823, 
in Haddam; died Jan. 31, 1849, at South Glastonbury; 
married Nov. 25, 1846, Edward Hollister, born Aug. 27, 
1826, in Glastonbury; died there May 8, 1876; son of 
Josiah and Rebecca (Stevens) Hollister of Glastonbury. 

The date of birth of Mrs. Wealthean Hollister 
given above is taken from the Hollister Family, page 
249, but it is not in accord with dates of birth of the 
other children of Philemon Scovil. Edward and 
Wealthean Hollister had several children who did not 
survive earliest infancy. Their residence was at South 
Glastonbury, Connecticut. 

410. Leander' Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josia¥, 
John'', William', John^), born Jan. 20, 1825, at Haddam; 
died there March 20, 1902; married first May 14, 
1848, Eliza Burke Shailer, born about 1835, at Haddam; 
died there Sept. 16, 1865; daughter of Lewis and Mary 
(Smith) Shailer of Haddam; married second (date 
not found) Josephine J. Tucker, born at Say- 
brook; died about 1909 at Middletown; daughter of 
Mr. Tucker of Deep River. 

Leander Scovill lived at Haddam, and then some 
years at Middletown, after which he returned to 
Haddam, living at Tylerville, and later in a place 
in Haddam, south of Tylerville, where he met mis- 
fortune in the burning of his house. He followed 
various occupations at different times. 


529. i. George S., born about 1850 or 1851; married Kate 
L. Hackett. 
ii. Frank, born Jan. 28, 1853; married Belle Trow- 
iii. Edwin F., born May 13, 1855; died March 17, 1856. 
iv. Charles, born July 7, 1857. 

V. Irene A., born 1859; died Aug. 7, 1865, at 

Middletown, aged 16 years. 

vi. Maria, born ; married (1) George Colt; 

(2) J. W. Bailey; residence Chester. 
vii. Ida, born Sept. 1, 1862; married J. Ferguson, 
viii. Adeline, born April 26, 1886, at Haddam; married 
Feb. 25, 1907, at Middletown, Edgar E. Van 
Gardenier, born at East Springfield, N. Y. 

411. Melantha^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Jo- 
siah^, John^, William'^, John}), born (date unknown); 
died at Thomaston, Connecticut; married James 
Bishop, son of Charles and Mary Bishop of Madison 
and Litchfield, Connecticut. 

James Bishop was for many years foreman of the 
Seth Thomas clock factory at Thomaston. Later 
he was a florist and sexton of the Thomaston cemetery. 

Child horn at Thomaston. 
i. Julia Eliza, born Oct. 23, 1854; married Charles Norton; 

residence Thomaston. 

412. Eliza^ Scovill {Philemon^, John^, Josiah,^ 
John\ William^, John^), born at Haddam; living in 
1912 at Thomaston, Connecticut, aged over eighty 
years; married Charles Botsford. 

Information concerning family was refused. 


i. Charles, born . 

ii. Anna, born ; married Mr. Sparks. 

413. Nelson' Rufus Scovill (Philemon^, John^, 
Josiah\ John\ William^ John"-), born Sept. 8, 1838, 
at Haddam; married July 25, 1867, Sarah Elizabeth 


Shailer, born Jan. 8, 1843, at Deep River; daughter of 
Marvin and Asenath (Hungerford) Shailer. 

Nelson R. Scovill was for many years a marine 
engineer, but has now retired from active service. He 
resides at Deep River, Connecticut. No children. 

414. JoHN^ ScoviLLE {Smit¥, John^, Josia¥, John,^ 
William^ John^), born May 18, 1811, at Pamelia, 
Jefferson County, N. Y.; died there about 1890; mar- 
ried Harriet Gale. 

John Scoville was a considerable landowner. He 
also owned a large hotel at Pamelia, which he con- 


i. Selden, born . 

ii. A daughter ; married a Canadian Frenchman. 

iii. Sarah Jane, born ; married Mr. Briggs; residence 

Watertown, N. Y. 

415. Wells Josiah^ Scoville (Smith^, John^, 
Josiah\ John\ William^ John'), born Oct. 7, 1812, 
at Pamelia, Jefferson County, N. Y.; died Sept. 8, 
1839, at Haddam, Connecticut; married about 1837 
Susannah Brainard (?) Tyler, born about 1805 at or 
near Haddam; died about 1892 in Rome, N. Y., 
aged 87 years. 

Wells J. Scoville came to Haddam when a young 
man and worked at stone cutting in Samuel Arnold's 
quarry. He lived at Shailerville and not at the old 
homestead at Turkey Hill. 

Only child. 
530. i. Sylvanus Wells, born Aug. 17, 1839; married Isabella 
H. Duty. 

416. Ezra' Scoville {Smith^, John^, Josiah'^, John^, 
William^ John'), born Dec. 29, 1813, at Pamelia, 
Jefferson County, N. Y. ; died about 1899 at Oswego, 
N. Y. Name of wife has not been found. About 1870 


he was living at Granby, near Oswego. He had musical 
ability, as did several of his brothers. He was a skillful 
player on the clarinet, fife, and stringed instruments. 

i. William N., born . 

ii. Hiram, born ; lives in Nannaimo, B. C, Canada. 

417. Smith^ Scoville (Smith\ John^, Josiah^, John^, 
William^, John^), born Nov. 27, 1815, at Pamelia, 
Jefferson County, N. Y.; died March 18, 1908, at 
Malcom, Iowa. Name of wife not found. 

He removed from Pamelia and settled at Prince- 
ton, 111. From there in 1870 he removed to Malcom, 



i. Edwin James^, born ; married Anna Reese Aldrich. 

He has lived at Malcom, la., but is now at Ebenezer, 
Saskatchewan, Canada. Children: (1) James Edwin^, 
born Sept. 1, 1873, at Malcom, la., (2) George^ and (3) 
Tracy M.^, the two last of whom reside with their father 
at Ebenezer. James Edwin® Scovill married Dec. 27, 
1900, at Grinnell, la., Maggie Amelia Wiley, born near 
Brooklyn, la., March 22, 1875, daughter of William Frank 
and Ida Evaline (Nesselroad) Wiley of Montezuma and 
Grinnell, la. James E. Scovill now resides in Chicago, a 
clock maker and an Episcopalian. Child: Frank Smith^°, 
born May 18, 1902, at Malcom, la. 

418. George^ Scovill {Smit¥, John^, Josia¥, 
John\ William^ John"), born Aug. 17, 1817, at Pamelia, 
Jefferson County, N. Y.; died 1889 at Florence, Cal.; 
married Olive (name not found) who was in 1912 
said to be living at Long Beach, Cal., but letters 
addressed to her there were returned. 

George Scovill had musical ability and was a leader 
of a band. 


i. Martha J., born ; married George Jones; residence 

Long Beach, Cal. 

ii. Bronson S., born ; died 1887; he was "the best 

cornetist in California." 


419. Margaret^ Scovill {Smith\ John^, Josia¥, 
John^, William^, John^), born Jan. 13, 1820, at Pamelia, 
Jefferson County, N. Y.; died March 14, 1898, at 
Oswego, N. Y.; married June 30, 1842, James Ottman, 
born 1822 in Schoharie County, N. Y.; died Nov. 18, 
1912, at Lamanda Park, near Pasadena, Cal.; son of 
Cornelius and Mary (Acre) Ottman. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ottman lived near Oswego, N. Y., until 
Mrs. Ottman died and then Mr. Ottman went to Cali- 
fornia to live with his daughter. His faculties and 
memory were good until the last. 


i. James R., born Jan. 11, 1845, at Oswego, N. Y.; died 
there April 15, 1905. His widow, Mrs. Mary Ottman, 
resides at Minetto, N. Y. Mr. Ottman was supervisor 
of Oswego for three terms and was called "Father of 
good roads." 

ii. Cornelia A., born Aug. 1, 1849; married (1) Oct. 21, 1870, 
Riley R. Ottman of Washington, D. C, who died June 
28, 1875; married (2) May 17, 1888, Alfred L. Scofield, 
born in Stamford, Conn. She has resided at Pasadena 
and at Lamanda Park, a suburb, since 1886. She is a 

420. Albert^ Scovill (Smithy John^, Josiah\ 
John^, William^, John^), born (date not found); died 
1893 in Niles, Mich. ; married, but name of wife not 

Albert Scovill had musical ability and is said to 
have been a band leader. His two children and 
probably his widow are living at Los Angeles, Cal., 
but they have refused to give information. 


i. Eva v., born ; married Mr. Utringer; is a pianist 

and organist. 
ii. Orvill L., born . 


421. John Smith^ Scovil {Josia¥, John^, Josiah*, 
John\ William'', John^), born April 6, 1823, at Haddam; 
died June 23, 1902, at Middletown ; married Sept. 12, 
1847, at Middletown, Eliza Ann Johnson, born Dec, 
1828; died at Middletown, May 19, 1885, aged 56 
years, 5 months; daughter of Joseph and Sarah A. 
Johnson of Middletown. 

John Smith Scovil was a farmer. 

Children horn at Middletown. 
i. William F., bom Feb. 21, 1848; died March 10, 1851. 

531. ii. Charles Palmer, born July 4, 1850; married Mary 

T. Ely. 
iii. Olcott S., born March 19, 1857; residence Middle- 
town. He is unmarried. 

422. William Martin^ Scovil (Josiah\ John^, 
Josia¥, John^, William'^, John}), born May 4, 1827, 
at Haddam; died Oct. 27, 1906, at Middletown; 
married (date not found) Frances Norton, born May 
7, 1832, at South Farms, Middletown; died there 
May 14, 1885; daughter of Jeremiah and Parnell 
(Lucas) Norton of Middletown. 

William M. Scovil was a quarryman and farmer, 
residing at South Farms in Middletown. 
Children horn at Middletown. 

532. i. Frederick W., born Jan. 31, 1851; married Ella F. 

ii. A child, born June 15, 1857. 

iii. Fanny W., born ; married Sept. 24, 1871, 

Ralph B. Young of Springfield, Pa. 

423. Talcott Brainard^ Scovil {Josia¥, John^j 
Josia¥, John^, William'^, John}), born Aug. 1, 1829, 
in Haddam; died Nov. 22, 1897, at Middletown, aged 
68 years, 3 months, 21 days; married first Sept. 28, 
1855, Frances A. Shailer, born April 2, 1836, at Haddam; 
died July 29, 1879, at South Farms, Middletown; 


daughter of Oliver Wells and Charlotte (Smith) Shailer 
of Haddam; married second July 5, 1883, at Southing- 
ton, Leona E. Brown, born 1862 at Hartford. 

Mrs Leona B. Scovil married second Sept. 17, 
1899, Clarence A. Clark and resides at Westfield, 

Children born at Middletown. 
i. A daughter, born Jan. 7, 1864. 
ii, Inez Leona, born Oct. 26, 1884. 
532A. iii. John Talcott, born July 26, 1887; married Georgia 
A. Lord. 

424. Daniel James^ Scovel {Luther^, Michael^, 
Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John}), born Nov. 8, 
1813, at Galway, N. Y.; died Dec. 13, 1889, at Detroit, 
Mich.; married first Jan. 22, 1833, at Trenton, Mich., 
Helen, or Ellen, Jenkins, born Feb. 12, 1817; died 
March 12, 1840, at Detroit, Mich.; married second 
Dec. 2, 1841, at Springville, Mich., Margaret Jane 
Hanmer, born April 12, 1826, at London, England; 
died March 8, 1896, at Detroit, Mich.; daughter of 
Massie Walley Hanmer. 

Daniel J. Scovel was a farmer. He came to Green- 
field, Mich., in 1822 when his father settled in that 
place, and resided there until 1887, when he removed 
to Detroit. He was a member of the Methodist 


Children horn at Greenfield, Mich. 
i. Luther Ferris, born Nov. 12, 1835; died Jan. or 
Feb. 13, 1836 (?). 

533. ii. Laura Ann, born Feb. 14, 1837; married Robert 


534. iii. Lucy Ann, born July 2, 1839; married (1) William 

Smith; (2) James Friel. 

535. iv. Massie Walley, born Dec. 23, 1843; married Annie 

M. Fox. 

536. V. Charles Augustus, born Feb. 2, 1846; married 

Abbie M. Wood. 










Sarah Jane, born June 9, 1847; married Charles 

G. Roehm. 
James Daniel, born Jan. 21, 1849; married Angia 

E. Elfbrink. 
Alfred, born June 2, 1850; married Leuzena Box. 
Lavinia, born Oct. 8, 1852; married William 
541. X. Henry Clay, born Sept. 1, 1854; married Ellen L. 
xi. Mary, born Jan. 5, 1858; died July 24, 1858. 
xii. Benjamin, born July 28, 1862; died Sept. 1, 1862. 

425. Ambrose Cowdry^ Scoville {Michael^, 
Enoch^, Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
; married Emma Aiken. 

He served in the Civil War and in 1866 was living 
at Mecca, O. Later he lived at Cortland, O., which 
is his present home. Has had one daughter, who 
married and has a daughter. 

426. Elisha^ Scoville {Michael^, Enoch'% Mica¥, 

Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born ; married 

Emma A. Logan, daughter of John Logan of 

Middle Corners, Greene township, Trumbull County, O. 

He enlisted in the 15th Ohio Light Artillery, 
Independent Battery, not regimental. He now resides 
at Cortland, O., and is a farmer. 
i. Seth, born ; residence Cortland, O.; farmer; un- 

ii. Augusta, born ; residence Warren, O. 

iii. Claude, born ; married and has six children; 

residence Cortland, O. 
iv. and v. Two daughters, both deceased. 

427. Henry Harrison^ Scoville (Michael^, Enoch^, 
Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John}), born June 8, 
1854, at Mecca, Trumbull County, O.; married Sept. 
18, 1878, at Cortland, O., Angie Durst, born Dec. 15, 
1856; daughter of William and Lydia (Wert) Durst 
of Bazetta, O. 


Henry H. Scoville has resided at Mecca, Rome, 
Bazetta, and Champion, O. In 1889 he returned to 
Rome, Ashtabula County, where he has since resided. 
His occupation is farming. He has been a trustee of 
Rome township for eight years. He attends the 
Presbyterian church, of which he was a trustee 1900 

to 1913. 

i. Clyde William, born Aug. 1, 1880, at Bazetta, O. 
ii. Earl Lacey, born May 5, 1882, at Champion, O.; married 

Lydia Berg, 
iii. Lydia Lena, born Oct. 26, 1890, at Rome, O.; married 

June 8, 1911, Charles Garfield Supplee. 

428. Ann Sarina' Scoville {Edward^, Enoch^, 
Micah\ Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born Sept. 1, 
1836, in Trumbull County, O.; died May 8, 1862; 
married in August, 1859, Simeon Rose. 

After his wife's death Mr. Rose enlisted in the 
Union army and was killed in action. The two children 
were brought up by their grandparents, Edward and 

Lydia Scoville. 

i. A daughter died at the age of two years. 
ii. James Edward, born March 19, 1860; died March 26, 
1904; married Lorna Click of Bascom, O. One child, 
Raymond Rose. 

429. William Henry^ Scoville (Edward^ Enoch^, 
Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born May 10, 
1840, at Stafford, Ind.; died Sept. 17, 1914, at Butler, 
Ind.; married Mary A. Dickerhoof, born Aug. 1, 1838, 
at Comet, O.; daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(McBee) Dickerhoof. 

William H. Scoville resided at Butler, DeKalb 
County, Ind. He was a farmer for most of his life. 


Children born at Butler ^ Ind, 

i. Ella, born 1860; married W. L. Strong; residence 
St. Joe, Ind. 

542. ii. George Edward, born April 16, 1862; married 

Mary Best. 

543. iii. Charles Reign, born Oct. 14, 1869; married Arlene 

C. Dux. 

iv. William E., born . 

V. Ross, born 

vi. Ida, born ; married C. J. Hadsell. 

vii. Letitia, born ; married O. C. Craun. 

430. Mary Alvina' Scoville {Edward^, Enoch^^ 
Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born Nov. 5, 
1846, in Stafford, DeKalb County, Ind.; died March 
18, 1882; married Dec. 5, 1867, Charles Robinson, 
born Jan. 24, 1841, near Pittsburgh, Pa.; died Oct. 2, 
1900, at Butler, Ind. 


i. Merton Carl, born Dec. 14, 1869; married Alida Rogers; 
residence White Cloud, Mich. Children: Harold, Lyle, 
Dale, and Lloyd Carman. 

ii. Leland Edward, born June 2, 1875; married Sept. 26, 1896, 
Arridell Fritz, born June 4, 1877. Children: Cleo Valen- 
tine, born Feb. 14, 1897; Lena Leota, born Aug. 31, 
1898; Maynard Guy, born April 18, 1902; Wara Le 
Verne, born Dec. 7, 1908. 

431. Warren Edward^ Scoville (Edward^, Enoch^, 
Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born Sept. 9, 
1850, in Stafford, DeKalb County, Ind.; married Oct. 
9, 1878, Hattie Joslin, born Feb. 3, 1858, in Taylor, 
Cortland County, N. Y. ; daughter of Clark and Mary 
Victoria (Cotton) Joslin of Stafford, Ind. 

Warren Scoville is a farmer and lives on his father's 
farm in Stafford township, Ind., and he is a member 
of the Disciples (Christian) Church. 



i. Minnie, born Aug. 23, 1879; died Sept. 25, 1879. 

ii. Frank, born Aug. 25, 1880; married Feb. 5, 1905, Mary 
Keiley of Defiance County, O. He lives in Stafford 
township, Ind., on the Ohio-Indiana state line. Address, 
Hicksville, O. Children: Rodney, born April 25, 1906; 
Ardis Vilanda, born Oct. 13, 1911. 

432. Lorenzo Dow^ Scovil {Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 
Benjamin^ J Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born Nov. 20, 
1812, probably at Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y.; 
died Sept. 5, 1854, at Elkhart, Ind.; married first 

Lydia Jane Dibble; married second Melissa , 

who after his death married Mr. Cole and lived at 

Elkhart, Ind. 

I. "One who was lost track of." 

ii. John, born ; lived and died near Glasford, 111.; 

married; left four children. 
iii. A daughter of the second wife. 

433. Charles Clarke^ Scovil (Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin^, Benjamin^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
June 30, 1817, probably at Galway, Saratoga County, 
N. Y.; died June 16, 1869, at Shelbyville, 111.; married 
Jan. 24, 1856, Maria Jane Garvin, born May 11, 1827; 

died Nov. 7, 1894. 


544. i. Alice May, born Feb. 15, 1859 ; married Allen J. Andes. 

545. ii. Clara B., born Feb. 15, 1859; married F. B. Bivins. 

546. iii. Charles Clarke, born May 25, 1860; married Cathe- 

rine Guildford. 

434. Electa^ Scovil {Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin^, Edward^, Benjamin"^, John^), born Sept, 5, 
1819, probably at Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y.; 
died March 7, 1854, at Kalida, Putnam County, O.; 
married about 1839 Jared A. Martin, born about 1820 
at Gomer, O.; died Nov., 1892, at Saybrook, 111.; 
son of Dan Martin of Gomer, O. 


Children born at Comer, O, 
i. Daniel Webster, born May 16, 1840; married Lucy Harris; ' 

a physician; residence Bethany, Mo. 
ii. Lucy, born about 1843; married Drayton Chamberlain; 

residence Cincinnati, O. 
iii. Martha M., born about 1845; died 1864. 
iv. Nancy, born about 1847; died Feb., 1913; married Mr. 

Barnes; residence Champaign, 111. 
V. Gilbert Scovil, born Feb. 19, 1849; died 1907. 
vi. Clark R., born May 10, 1853; married L. M. Coit; 

residence Saybrook, 111. 
vii. Jared A., born about 1855; residence Chicago, 111. 

435. Cyrus Porter^ Scovil {Benjamin'^, Benjamin^, 
Benjamin'^, Edward^, Benjamin'^, John^), born June 30, 
1823; died (date and place not found); married Sept. 
15, 1850, Mary A. McCoy. 

The children are said to be residing at Glasford, 
111., but no replies to letters sent there were received. 
i. Benjamin W., born June 27, 1851 ; died Nov. 5, 1852. 
ii. Charles S., born April 1, 1853. 

547. iii. Leroy E., born Nov. 13, 1854; married Mary 

iv. John W., born Dae. 25, 1856; died Aug. 29, 1887. 
V. Gerald L., born Sept. 5, 1858; married Josie Val- 

vi. Lincoln, born Jan. 15, 1860. 

548. vii. Elmer Ellsworth, born Nov. 15, 1862; married 

Maggie Hinkle. 
viii. Viola E., born March 21, 1865; married Edward 
ix. Clara Alice, born Dae. 27, 1868; married Jacob 

X. Mary, born May 23, 1874; died Sept. 16, 1874. 

436. Gilbert Bustill^ Scovil {Benjamin'^, Benja- 
min^, Benjamin^, Edward^, Benjamin"^, John^), born 
Nov. 16, 1826, probably at Galway, Saratoga County, 
N. Y.; died March 16, 1879, at Tower Hill, 111.; 
married (date not found) Mary E. Callender. 



William, born 
ii. Henry, born 

iii. George, born ; married Miss Crook. 

iv. Sylvester, born . 

V. Josephine, born ; married John Camfield. 

vi. Alice, born . 

vii. Cora, born . 

437. Lucy' Scovil {Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born July 14, 
1829, at Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y.; died Oct. 
29, 1887, at Bethany, 111.; married Oct. 25, 1848, 

Obadiah Martin, born ; died at Shelby- 

ville, 111.; son of Dr. Obed Martin. 


i. Mary A., born Aug. 30, 1849. 

ii. Electa, born Aug. 17, 1851. 

iii. Lydia C, born Feb. 6, 1853. 

iv. Melissa J., born Feb. 5, 1855. 

V. Christopher Columbus, born Sept. 10, 1858. 

vi. Benjamin A., born Oct. 4, 1860. 

vii. Viola C, born May 12, 1863. 

viii. Clara B., born Jan. 21, 1868. 

ix. Dora E., born Aug. 22, 1869. 

438. Benjamin' Scovil {Salma^, Benjamin^, Salma*, 
Benjamin^, Benjamin^, John^), born Nov. 13, 1842, at 
New London; died March 18, 1912, at Clayville, N. Y.; 
married Eliza Jane Aspinwall. 


i. Rosa Irene, born April, 1865, at Springfield, Mass.; married 
July 22, 1879, at Westfield, Mass., Mr. McCabe; Con- 
gregationalist ; residence Springfield, Mass. No children. 

ii, Henry M., born ; residence Highland Park, De- 
troit, Mich. 

iii. A daughter, born ; married S. D. Prior; residence 

Clayville, N. Y. 


439. EvoLENE^ ScovEL (Aranthus Everts^, Nathan^, 
Nathan^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born May 25, 
1855, at Hornellsville, N. Y.; married April 7, 1880, 
Milton P. Funk, born April 24, 1838. 

Residence Champaign, 111. 
i. Madison Cordell, born Aug. 13, 1883; died April 22, 1902. 
ii. Rosa Avilla, born Feb. 27, 1886. 
iii. Isaac K., born April 30, 1889. 
iv. Ruth Scovell, born Aug. 16, 1891. 
V. Mary Adell, born Sept. 6, 1895. 

440. Melville Amasa^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan^, 
Nathan*, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born Feb. 26, 
1855, at Belvidere, N. J.; died Aug. 15, 1912, at Lex- 
ington, Ky.; married Sept. 8, 1880, at Monticello, 
111., Nancy Davis, born Jan. 28, 1857, in Washington 
County, Indiana; daughter of Chester Powers and 
Hettie Maria (Close) Davis of Monticello, 111. 

Melville Amasa Scovell graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois in 1875. He was first an instructor 
of chemistry in his alma mater, then an assistant 
professor and professor of agricultural chemistry 
between the years 1875 and 1884. His Master's 
degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree came from 
his alma mater. For a year he was a special agent 
for the United States Department of Agriculture. He 
was a pioneer and a leading spirit in the development 
of the sugar industry in America and contributed 
greatly to the unification and simplification of methods 
for the analysis of commercial fertilizers and to the 
enactment of just laws regulating their sale and dis- 
tribution. With Dr. Wiley of Washington, he was 
intimately and helpfully associated in those investiga- 
tions that resulted finally in the enactment of national 
and state pure food laws. His name has been a terror 
to the adulterators of food products in Kentucky. 


In 1885 his services were secured as director of the 
experiment station in the State University of Ken- 
tucky, which position he held for twenty-seven years. 
Two years ago he was made dean of the College of 
Agriculture of the State University of Kentucky, 
and during that short period so reorganized that 
college as to greatly enhance its efficiency and more 
than double the roster of its student body. 

Professor Scovell first came into prominence in the 
live stock world as of the committee of 
scientists and practical dairymen which had in charge 
the dairy test at the Columbian Exposition in 1893. 
Since then he has been a commanding figure in 
scientific and practical dairying and dairy cattle 
breeding. He was the best known and best liked 
judge of dairy cattle in America. 

As an executive Professor Scovell displayed genius 
of a high order. As an administrator of the fertilizer 
and pure food laws of Kentucky, no less than as an 
organizer of the experiment station force, and later 
of the college faculty, he evinced a genius which would 
have won him a fortune in the commercial walks of 
life. In the legislative act creating a State Fair 
Board, it was ordered that it should consist of a certain 
number of men, "of which M. A. Scovell shall be one." 
His interest and industry transcended the college 
campus. The Fayette Home Telephone Company 
declared: "The success of this company, in the face 
of great obstacles, is to a large extent due to his inter- 
est, his wisdom, and rare business judgment." The 
Lexington Park Commission declared: "His interest 
and zeal for park development in this city was measured 
only by his strength and intellectual attainments, 
for he gave to this w^ork the best of which he was 
capable." The directors of the Phoenix and Third 
National Bank gave expression to their "full apprecia- 


tion of his business capacity, his moral worth, his 
conspicuous integrity, and the intelHgent and disin- 
terested devotion with which he served as director 
of this bank for many years." 

Dr. Scovell was a member of and prominent in 
practically every well known state, national, and 
international agricultural, chemical, and live stock 
organization, as well as a member of many widely 
known educational societies of a higher order. He was 
a former president of the American Association of 
Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations and of 
the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists, a 
former member of the Kentucky State Fair Committee, 
and chairman of the Official Dairy Test at the World's 
Columbian Exposition, Chicago, in 1893, and was a 
member of the following other national and inter- 
national organizations: American Association of Agri- 
cultural Science, the Society of Chemical Industry, 
London, the Society for Promotion of Agricultural 
Science, the American Chemical Society, the American 
Breeders' Association, and the American Society of 
Academic, Political, and Social Science. 

His personal qualities were such as made all men 
his loyal friends, and his associates and students w^ere 
deeply attached to him. Modesty, inflexible integrity, 
sweetness of spirit, were his characteristics. The city 
of Lexington and the state of Kentucky owed him a 
great service for a life spent freely in their behalf, and 
felt his loss as a calamity. 

No children. 

44L Mary Arzela^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan^, 
Nathan"^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born Jan. 12, 
1860, at Chicago or in Ford County, 111.; died Oct. 2, 
1909; married April 19, 1899, WiUiam King, a phy- 


i. Nathan Scovell, born Jan., 1900; died in infancy. 

442. Ada Priscilla' Scovell {Nathan^, Nathauy^ 
Nathan^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, JohnS), born May 4, 
1862, in Ford County, 111.; married Jan. 1, 1889, 
Benjamin Franklin Harrah, born Oct. 11, 1858, in 

Jasper County, 111.; son of Daniel F. and 

(Vermillion) Harrah. They reside at Washington, 
D. C. 


i. Owen Melville, born Jan. 14, 1890, at Newton, 111. 

ii. Portia Vermillion, born March 9, 1892, at Newton, 111. 
iii. Eugene Benjamin, born Sept. 1, 1894, at Rose Hill, 111. 
iv. Helen Scovell, born June 1, 1903, at Washington, D. C. 

443. Frank Elmer^ Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan^, 
Nathan*, Nathan^, Benjamin^, John^), born Aug. 21, 
1864, in Ford County, 111.; married June, 1893, Mary 
Gosnell, born Jan. 10, 1875, in Jasper County, 111.; 
daughter of Peter Gosnell. Residence Washington, 


i. Mabel Florence, born March 21, 1894, at Rose Hill, 111. 

ii. Harry Melville, born Aug. 12, 1896, at Rose Hill, 111. 
iii. Frederick Nathan, born Feb. 12, 1900, at Rose Hill, 111. 
iv. Mamie Elizabeth, born Aug. 17, 1905, at Chamois, Mo. 

444. Elizabeth^ Scovell (Nathan^, Nathan^, Na- 
than'^, Nathan^, Benjamin^, JohrO), born Jan., 1867, at 
Sadoris, 111.; married Aug. 10, 1886, Bushrod Vander- 
hoof, son of Henry and Mary (Rhodes) Vanderhoof 
of Newton, 111. Residence Webster Groves, Mo. 

i. Ralph Scovell, born Aug. 28, 1889, at Newton, 111. 
ii. Frederick, born March 15, 1893, at Rose Hill, 111. 


445. Minnie' Scovell {Nathan^, Nathan^, Nathan^, 
Nathan^, Benjamin^, Johv}), born Sept. 1, 1870, at 
Champaign, 111.; married Dec. 24, 1890, John Clark 
Dovell, son of John Dovell of Newton, 111. Dr. John C. 
Dovell is a physician. Residence, Paden, Oklahoma. 

Children born in Jasper County, III. 
i. Gordon J., born Oct. 14, 1891. 
ii. Grace Marie, born Sept. 21, 1893. 
iii. Mamie, born June 17, 1895. 
iv. Nathan, born Aug. 1, 1897. 
V. Frances Helen, born June 18, 1899. 

446. Lynwood Amherst' Scovell {Amherst Buck- 
ingham^ , John Buckingham^, Amherst^, Nathan^, Ben- 
jamin^, John^), born Feb. 20, 1873, at Lebanon; married 
June 2, 1904, Marie Voll, born May, 1884, in France; 
daughter of Henry Voll of Lebanon. 

Lynwood A. Scovell is a carpenter and resides at 
Willimantic. No children. 

447. Alice Dana^ Scovell {Amherst Buckingham^, 
John Buckingham^, Amherst*, Nathan^ Benjamin^, 
John^), born Aug. 1, 1875, at Lebanon; married Oct. 
15, 1902, John Evelyn Stoughton, son of John E. and 
Elizabeth (Pitkin) Stoughton of Wapping, South 
Windsor, Connecticut. 

Mrs. Stoughton was a teacher prior to her marriage, 
and now resides at Willimantic. 

i. Sabra Scoville, born Aug. 3, 1904. 

448. Frank Armand^ Scoville {William Seeley\ 
Ehenezer Roberts^ Sela¥, Asa\ John\ John'^, John^), 
born June 7, 1854, at Warren, la.; died March 24, 
1901, at Toledo, O.; married Jan. 25, 1882, at Kahoka, 
Mo., Flora Emma Crafts, born March 5, 1860, at 
Sharon, Mich.; died Dec. 25, 1892, at Lincoln, Neb.; 
daughter of George Henry and Emily (Swartout) Crafts. 


Frank A. Scoville was a lawyer, a member of the 
Nebraska Legislature in 1884 and 1886, and a member 
of the Methodist Church. 

549. i. William Seeley, born Nov. 24, 1882; married Zella 
ii. Christabel Emily Elizabeth, born March 28, 1887, 
at Valparaiso, Neb.; graduate of St. Joseph's 
Academy, Adrian, Mich.; member of the Baptist 
Church; stenographer; residence Denver, Col. 

449. Harriet Newell* Scoville {William Seeley\ 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), 
born May, 1859, at Kahoka, Mo.; married Feb., 1903, 
at Talmadge, Neb., Leman Horrum, who died Feb., 
1903, at Talmadge. 

Leman Horrum was a druggist at Talmadge, Neb., 
and married for his first wife Amelia, youngest daughter 
of William S. Scoville. Mrs. Horrum now lives in San 
Francisco, Cal. No children. 

450. Amanda* Scoville (William Seeley', Ebenezer 
Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born March 
25, 1861, at Valparaiso, Neb.; married there March 
25, 1886, Elijah Beach, who died Dec. 21, 1893, at 
McCool Junction, Neb.; married second at McCool 
Junction, Lewis S. Horrum. 

Elijah Beach was a druggist at Valparaiso, Neb. 
Mr. Horrum is mail agent on the Missouri Pacific 
Railroad. Residence Auburn, Neb. 

Children by first marriage. 
i. Jessie, born Nov., 1886; died 1889. 
ii. Esther, born Aug., 1889, at Tremont, Neb. 

Child by second marriage. 
iii. Ruth, born 1896 at Crete, Neb. 


451. Annie* Scoville (William Seeley'', Ebenezer 
Roberts^, Selah% Asa\ John^, John^, John^), born Feb. 
8, 1863, at Kahoka, Mo.; died before 1910; married 
Nov. 10, 1886, at Valparaiso, Neb., Oliver N. Magee, 
son of John T. Magee. 

Mr. Magee was a merchant at Valparaiso, Neb. 
Children born at Valparaiso, Neb. 

i. Ruth, born , 1887; died Sept., 1888. 

ii. Rosalie, born July, 1889; student in the University of 

iii. Olive, born 1891; died young. 

452. Amelia Hannah* Scoville {William Seeley\ 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^)^ 
born Aug., 1870; died June, 1900, at Talmadge, Neb.; 
married Nov., 1898, at Auburn, Neb., Leman Horrum. 
No children. 

453. Augustus Ewing* Scoville (Lemuels Eben- 
ezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa\ John^, Johnny John^), born 
April 20, 1856, at Newton, Jasper County, la.; married 
Sept. 6, 1888, at Westerly, R. I., Susie Ray Greene. 

Mr. Scoville is a Baptist minister. In 1895 he held 
a pastorate at Akron, O. ; in 1910 one at Melrose, Mass. 
No children. 

454. Wilber Lincoln^ Scoville (LemueP, Eben- 
ezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa\ John^, John^, John^), born 
Jan. 22, 1865, at Bridgeport, Connecticut; married 
Sept. 1, 1891, at WoUaston (Quincy), Mass., Cora B. 
Upham; daughter of Nehemiah Upham. 

Wilber L. Scoville was professor in the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Pharmacy at Boston, Mass., in 1895; 
in 1910 he was residing at Detroit, Mich. He is the 
author of many articles and books on pharmacy. 

Children born at Boston, Mass. 
i. Amy Augusta, born Aug. 21, 1892. 
ii. Ruth Upham, born Oct. 21, 1897. 


455. Frank Fuller^ Scoville {LemueP, Ehenezer 
Roberts^ J Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born Nov. 
26, 1870, at Bridgeport, Connecticut; married June 
17, 1904, Mabel Spencer; daughter of William Hooper 
and Isadora (Quay) Spencer. 

Frank F. Scoville resides at Schenectady, N. Y., 
and is a mechanical draftsman ; member of the Baptist 


Child born at Schnectady, N. Y. 
i. Dorothea Fuller, born Sept. 28, 1910. 

456. William Arthur^ Scoville {Joseph Roberts', 
Ehenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John}), 
born April 17, 1859, at Newton, la.; married Dec. 1, 
1880, at Newton, la., Kate M. Gifford, born 1858 near 
Newton, la. ; daughter of Daniel H. Gifford. 

Residence Sumner, Neb. 

550. i. Hubert H., born Dec. 29, 1881; married Myrtle 
ii. Wilbur G., born April 19, 1888, at Stratton, Neb. 
iii. Evert F., born Sept. 26, 1889, at Stratton, Neb. 
iv. Albert A., born July 31, 1891, near Newton, la. 
V. Ralph E., born Dec. 23, 1893, at Valparaiso, Neb. 

457. Charles Bennet^ Scoville {Joseph Roberts'', 
Ehenezer Roberts^, Sela¥, Asa'^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Sept. 18, 1860, at Newton, la.; married June 
17, 1896, at Newton, la., Lucy J. Mark, born Sept. 
16, 1868, near Attica, la.; daughter of Samuel and 
Frances A. (Vaughn) Mark. 

Residence Kellogg, la.; farmer, road supervisor, 
and school director. 

Children horn at Kellogg, la. 
i. Robert Mark, born May 10, 1897. 
ii. Lester, born May 1, 1900; died Sept. 27, 1900. 
iii. Viola, born Feb. 25, 1901. 
iv. Emerson, born Sept. 21, 1902. 


458. Harriet M.^ Scoville {Joseph Roberts,'' Eben- 
ezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born 
Feb. 8, 1865; married Feb. 28, 1900, at Kellogg, la., 
Robert S. Miller, born Oct. 25, 1865; son of John P. 
and Margaret Ann Miller. 

Mr. Miller is a farmer, residing at Kellogg, la. 
No children. 

459. Martha Ellen^ Scoville (Joseph Roberts^ 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, Johnny John^), 
born April 25, 1867, near Kellogg, la.; married Dec. 
9, 1891, at Kellogg, la., Edwin P. Van Epps, born 
Sept. 1, 1865; died Feb. 27, 1911; son of Harmon and 
Amanda Van Epps. 

Edwin P. Van Epps was a farmer at Kellogg, la., 
where Mrs. Van Epps is now living. 

Children born at Kellogg, la. 
i. Bertha Scoville, born April 6, 1895. 
ii. Merle Edwin, born Dec. 1, 1903. 

460. Walter D.^ Scoville {Horace BasseW, Eben- 
ezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa\ John^, John^, Johv}), born 
Aug. 27, 1860, at Vienna, O.; married Maud A. Dray 
(or Dreher), born June 21, 1859, at Mecca, O., daughter 
of Darius and Almeda Dray (or Dreher) of Cortland, O. 

Walter D. Scoville is a salesman for the Oxypathor 
Company of Buffalo, N. Y. Residence New Water- 
ford, O. 


551. i. Grace, born Oct. 26, 1886; married Solon R. Sanders. 

552. ii. Peari E., born Oct. 26, 1886; married Charles A. Haas. 

461. Clara Maria^ Scoville {Horatio BardwelP, 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Sela¥, Asa\ John^, John^, John^), 
born Dec. 21, 1871, at Ogden, Utah; married Nov., 
1888, at Logan, Utah, Charles Henry Wright, born 
April 10, 1865, at Richmond, Utah; son of William 
Henry Wright. 


Mr. Wright is a merchant at Ogden, and an Elder 
in the Church of Latter Day Saints. 

i. William Scoville, born July 1, 1889; unmarried. 

ii. Ermon Victor, born Oct. 20, 1890; died Dec. 5, 1890. 
iii. Clara Alberta, born June 24, 1892. 
iv. Avera Marie, born Aug. 10, 1900. 

V. Eliot S., born June 9, 1904. 
vi. Ruth, born Jan. 26, 1906. 
vii. Gordon S., born May 1, 1910. 

462. Francis Louis^ Scoville (Horatio BardwelP, 
Ehenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa*, John^, John^, John^), 
born May 21, 1873, at Ogden, Utah; married Nov. 25, 
1896, at Ogden, Helen Beatrice Crawshaw, born Aug. 
14, 1876, at Ogden, Utah; daughter of Ephraim and 
Helen (Cameron) Crawshaw. 

Francis L. Scoville is a broom manufacturer, 
merchant, broker, and dealer in real estate. Residence 
Ogden, Utah. He is a member of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter Day Saints, and has filled the office 
of Deacon, Teacher, Priest, Elder, and Seventy. 
Children born at Ogden, Utah. 
i. Beatrice Irene, born Dec. 3, 1897. 
ii. Louis Crawshaw, born Sept. 21, 1899. 
iii. Clara, born June 3, 1904. 

463. Lester Selah^ Scoville (Horatio BardwelP, 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa*, John^, John^, John}), 
born Dec. 9, 1875, at Ogden, Utah; married June 13, 
1906, at Ogden, Ruby May Stevens, born June 13, 
1877, at Ogden; daughter of William and Ellen 
(Nymore) Stevens. 

Lester S. Scoville resides at Ogden, Utah. He and 
his wife are members of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter Day Saints, and prominent and active in 
church and social service. 


Children horn at Ogden, Utah. 

i. Therma Catell, born May 14, 1907. 

ii. Rulon Selah, born Nov. 26, 1908. 
iii. Louise, born Dec. 6, 1909. 
iv. Marvin Lester, born March 23, 1912. 

464. Horatio Bardwell* Scoville (Horatio Bard- 
welP, Ehenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa*, John^, John^, 
John^), born Nov. 10, 1877, at Ogden, Utah; married 
May Rawlinson, born May 28, 1880, at San Francisco, 
CaL; daughter of John and Elizabeth (Talmadge) 

Horatio B. Scoville is a broom manufacturer and 
resides at Ogden, Utah. He is a member of the Church 
of Latter Day Saints and has worked in the ministry. 
Children born at Ogden, Utah. 

i. Ray Rawlinson, born . 

ii. Sterling Francis, born . 

465. Alva Leroy^ Scoville {Horatio BardwelP, 
Ehenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa'^, John^, John^, John}), 
born Jan. 5, 1880, at Ogden, Utah; married there 
Jan. 24, 1906, Florence Scawcroft, born Aug. 16, 1884, 
at Ogden; daughter of John and Mary (Fletcher) 

Alva L. Scoville is a printer and wholesale paper 
dealer; residence Ogden, Utah. He is a member of 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in 
which he has held several positions in church work. 

Children horn at Ogden, Utah. 
i. Valcroft, born Dec. 5, 1906; died Dec. 6, 1906. 
ii. Rosemary, born Sept. 10, 1908. 

466. Walter Bassett^ Scoville {Horatio Bard- 
welP, Ehenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa*, John^, John^, 
John^), born Dec. 4, 1884, at Ogden, Utah; married 


Nov. 22, 1911, at Ogden, Utah, Ada Adelia Stevens, 
born Jan. 18, 1889, at Ogden; daughter of Frank J. 
and Mary (West) Stevens. 

Walter B. Scoville is a broom manufacturer at 
Ogden ; also a musician. He is a member of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in which he has 
held numerous positions in church work. No children. 

467. Lucy Loretta* Scovill {Lucius Nelson', JoeP, 
Amasa,^ Asa^, John^, John^, John}), born Jan. 17, 1832, 

at Mantua, O.; died ; married Dec, 1850, 

Rodney D. Swasey. 

i. Charies, born Oct. 24, 1851, at Eldorado, Gal. 
ii. Sidney, born Sept. 15, 1856, at Eldorado, Cal.; married 

Dec. 22, 1878, Mary Rowe. 
iii. Hannah, born March 10, 1858, at Provo City, Utah; 

married Allen Rowe. 
iv. Rodney, born Nov. 29, 1859, at Provo City. 
V. Joseph, born May 10, 1861, at Provo City. 
vi. Lury, born Sept. 29, 1862, at Mona, Utah. 
vii. Lucius Nelson, born May 17, 1864, at Mona. 
viii. Franklin, born Nov. 21, 1866, at Mona. 
ix. Dudley, born Oct. 29, 1873, at Mona. 

468. Sariah^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson\ JoeP, 
Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John"^, John^), born April 27, 
1837, at Kirtland, O.; died June 19, 1868; married 
June 17, 1855, William Marsden of Provo City, Utah. 

i. Lury Alice, born April 3, 1857, at Provo, Utah. 
ii. Joseph William, born Jan. 14, 1859, at Provo; died Oct. 

3, 1871, at Parawan, Utah. 
iii. Ellen Sarah, born Dec. 16, 1860, at Provo. 
iv. Lucius Nelson, born Oct. 11, 1862, at Parawan, Utah. 
v. Roxy Lenora, born June 10, 1865, at Parawan, Utah. 

469. Eliza Rebecca^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson'', 
Joel\ Amasa\ Asa\ John\ John^, John^), born April 
11, 1842, at Nauvoo, 111.; died ; married first 


Duncan McArthur of Pleasant Grove, Utah; he died 
and she married second about Jan. 1, 1868, William P. 

Children horn at Pleasant Grove, Utah. 
i. Orpha Celestia, born Feb. 10, 1860; died Sept. 29, 1879. 
ii. Lury Loretta, born Oct. 30, 1861. 
iii. Alsie, born March 18, 1860; died Dec. 25, 1865. 
iv. Anna Armina, born Feb. 1, 1866. 

Children by second marriage, born at Mt. Pleasant, Utah. 

V. Ernest Edwin, born Dec. 23, 1868. 

vi. Silvia, born Aug. 2, 1870. 

vii. Arthur Byron, born July 5, 1872. 

viii. Roswell, iDorn Nov. 14, 1873. 

ix. Lucius Nelson, born Oct. 19, 1875. 

X. Susan, born June 7, 1878. 

470. Henrietta^ Scovill (Lucius Nelson^ Joel^, 
Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 3, 1844; 
married Charles Red field of Provo, Utah. 

Children born at Provo, Utah. 
Eliza Lenora, born April 11, 1867. 
Mary Lottie, born Dec. 12, 1869. 

471. Hyram Obed^ Scovill (Lucius Nelson'', Joel^, 
Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born June 11, 
1845, at Nauvoo, 111.; married Feb. 2, 1868, Rebecca 
Brown, daughter of Isaac Brown. Residence Spring- 

ville, Utah. 

i. Hyram Obed, born Oct. 28, 1868; died May 28, 1878. 

ii. Leroy Isaac, born Dec. 3, 1870. 

iii. Barr Enos, born Nov. 20, 1872. 

iv. Ernest, born Sept. 20, 1874. 

V. Lydia Amelia, born April 28, 1876. 

vi. Mary Rebecca, born May 20, 1878; died May 31, 1880. 

vii. Ella Elenor, born Nov. 10, 1880. 
viii. Sariah, born March 2, 1882. 

ix. Laura Loretta, born March 4, 1884. 


472. Rachel^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson\ Joel*, 
Amasa^j Asa'^, John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 17, 

1851, at Salt Lake City; died ; married George 

A. Mason. Residence Springville, Utah. 

Children born at Springville. 

i. Mary Alice, born , 1869. 

ii. Lydia Ann, born Aug. 14, 1870. 
iii. George William, born March 24, 1872. 

iv. Lucius, born . 

V. James, born . 

vi. Minnie Bell, born May 30, 1877. 
vii. Lury Marsell, born May 30, 1880. 
viii. Lucietta, born March 6, 1884. 

473. RosETTA^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson', Joel*, 
Amasa^, Asa"^, John^, John^, Johv}), born Jan. 3, 1854, 
at Provo, Utah; married Oct. 20, 1872, Nicholas 

Residence Springville, Utah, and Boise, Idaho. 
Children born at Springville, Utah. 
i. Capitola, born Jan. 25, 1874. 
ii. Nellie, born April 30, 1876. 
iii. Joel, born Dec. 19, 1879; died the same day. 
iv. Mary Alice, born Nov. 9, 1880; died the same day. 
V. Eva Rosetta, born Aug. 7, 1882; died Sept. 14, 1883. 
vi. Alodia, born Nov. 7, 1883. 

474. Lucietta^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson\ JoeP, 
Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John^, Johri^), born Oct. 3, 1856, 
at Provo, Utah; married Feb. 2, 1877, Don C. Hunt- 
ington. Residence Springville, Utah. No children. 

475. Lucius Nelson^ Scovill {Lucius Nelson', 
Joel^, Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John"^, John^), born Oct. 1, 
1858, at Provo, Utah; married Jan. 2, 1883, at Spring- 
ville, Utah, Emily Rosanna Noe; daughter of Abram 

Residence Springville, Utah, until 1902 when he 
removed to Taber City, Alberta, Canada, where he 
was living in 1912. Farmer. 


Children born at Springville, Utah. 
i. Alice Armenta, born Dec. 21, 1883; died Nov. 2, 1887. 
ii. Mary Jane, born Oct. 28, 1887; married Philemon CoUett. 
iii. Virginia Rebecca, born May 31, 1889; died March 9, 

iv. Lucius Nelson, born June 9, 1891. 

V. Clarence Abram, born June 26, 1894; died Oct. 11, 1894. 
vi. Eugene Harmon, born Nov. 19, 1896. 
vii. Leon Adalbert, born Feb. 11, 1900. 
viii. Clifton Noe, born July 26, 1907, at Taber City, Canada. 

476. Asa Brigham^ Scovil (Lucius Nelson^ Joel^, 
Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John"^, John^), born June 1, 1861, 
at Provo, Utah; married Sept. 13, 1883, at Salt Lake 
City, Maria Drusilla Holt, born Dec. 28, 1861, at 
Spanish Fork, Utah; daughter of Jesse Payton and 
Sarah Naomi (Carr) Holt. 

Mr. Scovil resided at Springville, Utah, from 1875 
to 1885; at Spanish Fork 1885 to 1903. In that year 
he removed to Raymond, Alberta, Canada, where he 
was in 1912. A farmer. He is a member of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Has 
been minister two years and Seventy for fifteen years. 

553. i. Asa Payton, born Sept. 4, 1884; married Sarah E. 


554. ii. Earl Hurst, born Nov. 21, 1886; married Blanche 


555. iii. Lucia Naomi, born Jan. 11, 1889; married William 

iv. Jesse Nelson, born April 24, 1892, at Spanish Fork, 
Utah; residence Chicago, 111.; unmarried. 

477. Alodia Marsell^ Scovill (Lucius Nelson'', 
JoeP, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 1, 
1864, at Mt. Pleasant, Utah; married Oct. 18, 1883, at 
Salt Lake City, John Perry Loveless, born Oct. 10, 1863; 
son of Parley Pratt and Martha Ann (Perry) Loveless. 

Residence Springville and Payson, Utah, where she 
was living in 1913. 


Children born at Payson, Utah. 

I Martha Alice, born May 30, 1884; married Oct. 12, 1904, 

Frank Scheirer. 
ii. Lula, born April 4, 1887; married Oct. 18, 1909, Frank 

iii. Clara Marsell, born March 11, 1889; married Feb. 10, 

1909, Robert Bills, 
iv. Lupreal, born Feb. 16, 1891; died Oct. 7, 1907. 
V. Owen Perry, born March 25, 1894. 
vi. Alline, born Nov. 8, 1897. 
vii. John, born July 23, 1899; died the same day. 

478. LeRoy A.8 Scovill (Asahel Alonzo\ AsaheP^ 

Amasa^, Asa^y John^, John^, John^), born ; 

married . He resides at Clarksville, Mich., and 

is a farmer and dealer in live stock, timber lands, and 
farm machinery. He served in the First Regiment, 
Missouri Cavalry, for three years and four months. 


i. James L., born , 1869; residence Alpeno, Mich. 

ii. Eugene L., born , 1874; residence Inglewood, Cal. 

iii. Claud E., born , 1877; residence Clarksville, Mich. 

iv. Glenn H., born , 1882; residence Clarksville, Mich. 

479. Ladora Sophronia* Scoville {Selden Smith\ 
Asahel^, Amasa^, Asa'^, John^, John'^, John^), born Aug. 
19, 1853, at Bethel, O.; married Jan. 16, 1878, Joseph 
Pryce Owens, born May 15, 1852, at Hamilton, O.; 
son of Job Ellis and Mary Ann (Pryce) Owens of 
Hamilton, O. 

Residence Lebanon, O. He is a member of the 
Board of Boiler Rules, for the State of Ohio. 

Child born at Lebanon, O. 

i. Blanche Elizabeth, born Nov. 18, 1878; married Aug. 21, 
1911, Forest G. Wyer. Residence, Lebanon, O. 


480. Selden Blake^ Scoville (Selden Smith\ 
AsaheP, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born 
March 14, 1859, at Bethel, O.; died Oct. 29, 1913, at 
Cincinnati, O.; married Oct. 18, 1887, at Lebanon, O., 
Caroline Rebecca Irons, born Feb. 14, 1860, at Lebanon, 
O.; daughter of Samuel and Anna Maria (St. John) 
Irons of Lebanon, O. 

Residence Vernon, Texas, and Lebanon, O. (1912). 
He was a farmer, stock raiser, and breeder of trotting 


556. i. Samuel Selden, born July 8, 1888, at Doane, Texas; 
married Mrs. Mabell E. (Kelsey) Harris, 
ii. Marianne, born Oct. 21, 1894, at Doane, Texas, 
iii. Owens Griffin, born Feb. 17, 1896, at Vernon, Texas. 

481. Henry Roswell^ Scovill (Amasa\ Roswell^, 
Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John}), born Jan. 28, 
1843, at Cleveland, O.; married first Feb. 15, 1868, 
Mary A. Garvis, born Dec. 19, 1845; died at Ypsilanti, 
Mich. ; daughter of William and Ann (Watson) Garvis 
of Ypsilanti; married second Dec. 20, 1894, Nina B. 
Mavis of Detroit, Mich., born Dec. 5, 1865; daughter 
of John and Clara Mavis. 

Henry R. Scovill has resided at Ypsilanti, Mich., 
for many years and is a lumber merchant. He was 
sergeant of Company H in the First Michigan Three 
Months' Volunteers and was at the battle of Bull 

Children horn at Ypsilanti, Mich. 

557. i. William H., born May 21, 1870; married Martha 

ii. Laura E., born April 20, 1875; unmarried. 

558. iii. Genevieve, born Dec. 2, 1888; married Herbert 

A. Bisbee. 


482. MiNA Louisiana^ Scovill {Leroy AnseP, 
Ansel^j Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John"^, John^), born Feb. 
23, 1853; married first May 2, 1872, A. J. Gauchat, 
born April 11, 1839, at Buffalo, N. Y.; died Dec. 16, 
1885, at Salt Lake City, Utah; married second July, 
1895, John Jimpson of Bingham, Utah. 

Residence Bingham, Utah. No children by second 

i. Maud Adeline, born May 10, 1873; died March 9, 1877. 
ii. A child, born and died March 17, 1877. 
iii. Frederick Leroy, born March 9, 1879; died Feb. 12, 1893. 
iv. Lena Louise, born June 12, 1881; married Nov, 3, 1898, 
Charles D. Haskin; residence Bovill, Idaho. Five 
V. Isadore Myers, born April 13, 1884. 
vi. Aaron Morris, born April 13, 1884. 

483. Mary Loraine^ Scovill {Leroy AnseP, Ansel^, 
Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John}), born Dec. 23, 
1860; married May 28, 1878, at Bingham Canyon, 
Utah, Peter Brodie Turnbull, born Feb. 9, 1850, at 
St. Laurent, Quebec; son of Thomas Turnbull of 
Guelph, Canada. 

Mr. Turnbull is a graduate of California University; 
Presbyterian. Residence Leadville, Col. 


\. Frank Elmer, born May 16, 1879; died Aug. 4, 1903. 

ii. Elsie Kate, born May 30, 1882; died Jan. 7, 1889. 
iii. Mildred Galloway, born Sept. 9, 1893. 
iv. Ballard Scovill, born July 13, 1899. 

484. Charles Edward^ Scoville {William Elmer\ 
John Benham^, Reuben^, John'^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Aug. 5, 1872, at Mesopotamia, Trumbull County, 

O.; married April 25, 1893, Dora Shuman, born ; 

daughter of Frank and Ida (Haskell) Shuman. 


i. Nellie May, born March 28, 1896, at Geneva, Ashtabula 

County, O. 
ii. William Edward, born Feb. 14, 1898, at Geneva, O. 
iii. John Benham, born March 4, 1900, at Ashtabula, O. 

485. James Edward^ Scoville {William Elmer'', 
John Benham^, Reuben^, John^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Jan. 4, 1877, at Ashtabula, O.; married Oct. 12, 
1904, Grace Sawdy. 

Children born at Ashtabula, 0. 
i. Florence Elizabeth, born Sept. 20, 1907. 
ii. Eugene, born March, 1909; died about four months later 
at Dunkirk, N. Y. 

486. DwiGHT^ ScoviLL {Bennef, Leveretf, Timothy^, 
Timothy^, John^, John^, John^), born Aug. 5, 1858, at 

Oxford, Connecticut; married first ; married 

second May 17, 1909, Mary Clark of Waterbury. 

Residence Oxford, Connecticut. 

487. Edward Andrew^ Scovill {Bennef, Lever ett^, 
Timothy^, Timothy^, John^, John^, John^), born March 
19, 1870, at Oxford; married Aug. 9, 1890, at Seymour, 
Grace Dorothy Bronson, born Sept. 6, 1874, at 
Bethany; daughter of Edward and Celia Elizabeth 
(Andrews) Bronson of Waterbury and Bethany. 

Edward A. Scovill resides at South Britain, town 
of Southbury. He is a lumberman. Elected to the 
General Assembly of Connecticut from the town of 
Southbury in 1911-12. 

i. Ruth Harger, born Jan. 24, 1892, at Oxford, 
ii. Oscar, born Jan. 24, 1894, at Oxford. 

iii. Elizabeth, born Jan. 18, 1897, at Oxford; died there 1899. 
iv. Martha Grace, born Feb. 21, 1900, at Washington, Connec- 
V. Andrew, born April 23, 1904, at Oxford. 
vi. Edward Andrew, born Feb. 21, 1908, at Southbury, Connec- 


488. Hubert Simmons^ Scovill {Simmons,'' Bar- 
zillai^, Noah^, Timothy*, John^, John"^, Johri^), born 
March 14, 1847, at Goshen; married Oct. 13, 1874, 
Adella F. Hurlburt, born April 13, 1854, at New Haven; 
daughter of Frederick E. and Mary E. (Thompson) 
Hurlburt. Residence Goshen. 

Child born at Goshen. 
i. Alice Hurlburt, born July 24, 1875; married Oct. 16, 1900, 
at Goshen, Edward T. Ingham, born June 7, 1874, at 
Champlain, N. Y.; son of Sidney and Sophia A. (Black- 
man) Ingham. Residence Waterbury. 

489. NiLES^ Scovill {Elias', Barzillai^, Noah\ Tim- 
othy\ John\ John\ John^), born May 31, 1837, at 
Goshen; died March 19, 1908, at Cornwall; married 
March 13, 1867, at Cornwall, Maria E. Rogers, born 

at Cornwall; daughter of Col. Anson and 

Philomelia (Hart) Rogers. No children reported. 

490. Elizabeth^ Scovill {Elias'', Barzillai^, Noa¥, 
Timothy\ John}, John\ John'), born Jan. 21, 1844, at 
Cornwall; died Feb. 16, 1912, at Canaan; married 
April 5, 1876^ Alvah Root, born July 9, 1832, at 
Canaan; died Feb. 12, 1912, at Canaan; son of Ozias 
and Alma (Oakley) Root. 

Children born at Canaan. 
i. Harriette E., born Feb. 14, 1877; married June 15, 1898, 
Robert M. Swift. Child: Dorris Elizabeth, born Dec. 
27, 1899. 
ii. Ida Louise, born Aug. 5, 1879, at Cornwall, 
iii. Alice Scovill, born Nov. 11, 1880, at Canaan, 
iv. Lulu Isabel, born July 1, 1884, at Canaan. 

491. Seth Summers^ Scovill {Elias\ Barzillai^, 
Noa¥, Timothy'^, John^, John"^, John'), born March 13, 
1847, at Cornwall; married April 27, 1873, Louise S. 
Lepeau. No children. 


492. Wilbur* Scovill (EHas\ Barzillai\ Noak\ 
Timothy*, John^, John^, Johri^), born Nov. 23, 1855, at 
Cornwall; married April 3, 1882, Hattie Hubbard. 

i. Lily Dale, born July 12, 1883, at Cornwall. 

493. Jeanette* Scovill {Henry William'', James 
Mitchel Lamson^, James^, James*, William^, John^, 
John}), born Dec. 30, 1878, at Waterbury; married 
Jan. 1, 1900, at Waterbury, Clarence Aiken Aspinwall, 
born Aug. 6, 1874, at Titusville, Pa.; son of Algernon 
Aiken and Martha A. (Humphrey) Aspinwall. 

Mr. and Mrs. Aspinwall reside at Washington, D. C. 
Children horn at Washington, D. C. 
i. Margaret Scovill, born Nov. 6, 1900. 
ii. Algernon Aiken, born Sept. 25, 1902; died March 23, 

1910, at Washington, D. C. 
iii. Scovill Hazard, born Feb. 23, 1906. 

iv. Ellen Hyde, born Feb. 19, 1909; died March 9, 1912, at 
Lake wood, N, J. 

494. Henry Lamson' Scovill {Henry William', 
James Mitchel Lamson^, James^, James*, William^, 
John\ John^), born Dec. 1, 1880, at Waterbury; mar- 
ried April 17, 1906, at Madison, N. J., Adelaide Butten- 
heim, born Sept. 29, 1880, at Jersey City, N. J.; 
daughter of Joseph Harold and Margaret (Collier) 
Buttenheim of Madison, N. J. 

Henry L. Scovill resided in Waterbury from 1880 to 
1900, and again from 1908 to 1912. From 1900 to 1908 
and again from 1912 to 1914 he has been a resident of 
Madison, N. J. He is a salesman and an Episcopalian. 
Children horn at Madison, N. J. 
i. Dorothea Hyde, born Jan. 13, 1908. 
ii. Lamson Merriman, born Aug. 20, 1912. 
iii. Henry William, born Feb. 10, 1914. 


495. Harriet Tylers Scovill {James Clark'', Ed- 
ward^, James^, lames'^, William^, John^, John^), born 
Aug. 18, 1852, at Waterbury; married March 27, 
1879, at Middlebury, Benjamin Berry Seeley. 

Residence Jamesburg, N. Y., and Kansas City, Mo. 
Children horn at Jamesburg, N. Y. 
i. Maybell Harriet, born Apr. 24, 1881; married May 20, 

1911, at Kansas City, Mo., William Johnson Reese. 
ii. James Trumbull, born March 18, 1883; unmarried. 

496. George Bennett^ Scovill (James Clark', 
Edward^, James^, James^, William^, John^, John^), born 
Jan. 16, 1856, at Watertown; married Feb. 14, 1884, 
in Spottsylvania County, Va., Harriet Walter Higgins, 
born Nov. 8, 1856, in Fryeburg, Me.; daughter of 
Walter and Almeda Caroline (Lane) Higgins of Spott- 
sylvania County, Va., and Washington, D. C. 

George B. Scovill resided with his father in Water- 
town, Waterbury, and Middlebury until 1876, when 
he went into business in Waterbury, where he now lives. 
Educated at Waterbury High School. Metal founder. 

Children born at Waterbury. 
i. Walter James, born Dec. 5, 1884; died Aug. 13, 1885, in 

ii. Helen Marcia, born Dec. 14, 1890. 
iii. Edward George, born Feb. 28, 1893. 
iv. Almeda Higgins, born Dec. 8, 1894. 
V. Nadine Elizabeth, born June 23, 1898. 

497. Caroline Marcia^ Scovill (James Clarke 
Edward^, James^, James^, William^, John^, JohrO), 
born June 28, 1860, in Watertown; died April 3, 1902, 
at Newburgh, N. Y. (buried at Middlebury) ; married 
Oct. 25, 1884, in Middlebury, Alvin Hine Tyler. 

Residence Washington Heights, Newburgh, N. Y. 


i. Gertrude Scovill, born Jan. 10, 1886, at Middlebury; 
married June 17, 1908, Robert LaMont Morrison; resi- 
dence Woodhaven, N. Y. 
ii. Marguerite Lucy, born April 5, 1889, at Newburgh, N. Y. 
iii. Howard Hine, born June 2, 1891, at Newburgh, N. Y. 
iv. James Scovill, born Feb. 14, 1894, at Newburgh, N. Y. 
V. Dorothy Morrison, born April 28, 1899, at Newburgh, N. Y. 

498. Elizabeth Anna^ Scovill (James Clark\ 
Edward^, James^, James'^, William^, John^, JohnS)^ 
born Aug. 30, 1869, at Waterbury; married May 19, 
1899, at Waterbury, Benjamin Richard Kelsey, born 

; died Dec. 2, 1909, at Jacksonville, Fla., and 

was buried at Haddam, Connecticut. 

Mrs. Kelsey resides at Waterbury. 
Child born at Waterbury. 
i. Benjamin Scovill, born March 9, 1906. 

499. Mary Isabel^ Scovill {Thomas Lamsori', 
Edward^, James^, James\ William^, John^, John^), born 
March 23, 1864, in New York City; married there 
Dec. 9, 1886, John Elton Wayland, born Oct. 26, 1860, 
at Waterbury; son of Chandler N. and Lucy (Elton) 

Mr. Wayland resides in New York City and is a 


Children born at New York. 
i. Elton Scovill, born Aug. 22, 1890. 
ii. Thomas Chandler, born April 8, 1894. 

500. Edward Ely» Scovill {Thomas Lamson\ 
Edward^ James^, James\ William^, John"-, John^), 
born Aug. 6, 1872, in New York City; married Oct. 8, 
1902, at Brooklyn, N. Y., Medora Hurlbut Piatt; 
daughter of Dr. Lucien Tudor and Rebecca (Hurlbut) 

Edward Ely Scovill is a banker, and resides at 
Stamford, Connecticut. 


Children horn at New Haven, Connecticut. 
i. Helen, born June 9, 1905. 
ii. Edward Ely, born Oct. 14, 1909. 
iii. Mary Brewster, born Feb. 14, 1911. 

500A. Charles Thomas Lee^ Scovil {Charles 
Harrison^, William Elias^, Elias^, James^, William^, 
John\ John^), born Nov. 25, 1872, at Kingston, N. B.; 
married Oct. 10, 1889, Grace Houghton of Greenfield, 

Residence East Orange, N. J. Connected with 
Spencer Trask & Co., of New York City. 
i. Richard Lee, born July 10, 1901; died Feb. 10, 1902. 
ii. Dorothy Lee, born Nov. 27, 1902. 
iii. Grace Elizabeth, born Jan. 29, 1906. 

500B. Percy Alexander^ Scovil {Charles Harri- 
son'', William Elias^, Elias^, James^, William^, John^j 
John^), born April 16, 1876, at Kingston, N. B.; mar- 
ried in 1903 Stella Townsend of Kingston, N. Y. 

Percy A. Scovil is connected with the firm of Spencer 
Trask & Company, New York City. 

i. Gordon Townsend, born Feb. 25, 1907. 
ii. Harold Edwin, born March 27, 1912. 

501. George Fred^ Scovil {George Godfrey Gilbert, 
James Micheau^, Henry Augustus^, James^, William^, 
John\ John^), born Oct. 25, 1872, at Springfield, Kings 
County, N. B.; married Aug. 5, 1909, at St. Jude's 
Church, St. John, N. B., Edith Beatrice Coster, born 
May 17, 1887, at St. John, N. B.; daughter of Charles 
and Georgianna Amanda (Smith) Coster. 

George F. Scovil lived at Springfield, N. B., until 
1900; graduated B.A. from the University of King's 
College, Windsor, N. S., in 1894, and M.A. in 1899. 


He is a clergyman of the Church of England ; rector of 
Prince William and Dumfries in the diocese of Fred- 
ericton from 1896 to 1900; rector of Victoria Parish, 
St. Jude's Church, St. John West, N. B., at the present 
time (1914). 

502. James Micheau^ Scovil {George Godfrey Gil- 
bert'', James Micheau^, Henry Augustus^, James^, Wil- 
liam^, John\ John^), born Oct. 10, 1874, at Springfield, 
N. B.; married (date not furnished) Ella Margaret 
MacLeod. Residence St. John, N. B. 

503. Thomas Knowlton^ Scovill {Samuel South- 
maycP, George Chester^, Uri^, Samuel*, William^, John^, 
John^), (dates of birth and death not found); married 


i. Estella, born . 

ii. Samuel Southmayd, born 

504. Simmons Southmayd Stuart^ Scovill {Sam- 
uel Southmayd', George Chester^, Uri^, Samuel*, William^, 
John^, John^), (dates of birth and death not found), 
married . 

He was a physician, living at Rat Portage, Ontario; 

Canada, in 1895. 

i. May Kathleen, born . 

ii. Gertrude Vivien, born . 

iii. Stuart Southmayd, born . 

iv. John Fenwick Pither, born . 

505. Iantha Viola» Scovill {William Holly'' j 
Chauncey^, William^, Abijah*, William^, John^, John^), 
born Mar. 20, 1853, at Brooklyn, N. Y.; married 
Sept. 20, 1874, at Sturgis, Mich., Isaac C. Tyler, born 
Dec. 22, 1849, at Gilead, Branch County, Mich.; son 
of Warren and Sarah Tyler. 


i. Sarah Theodora, born June 27, 1875; died Nov. 8, 1880. 
ii. Linden L., born Oct. 8, 1876; married May 8, 1911, at 

Rock Island, III., Mildred Beck, 
iii. Eleanor M., born Sept. 12, 1879; married June 23, 1896, 

at Sturgis, Mich., Arley E. Jones. 
iv. Alva Warren, born Nov. 4, 1881; married Mar. 28, 1908, 

at Geneva, Ohio, Florence Rice, 
v. Eva Dorena, born Nov. 25, 1888. 
vi. Dora Mildred, born Nov. 3, 1890. 

506. Theodora^ Scovill {William HoUy\ 
Chauncey^, William^, Abijah\ William^, John^, John^), 
born Sept. 25, 1855; died April 2, 1906, at Denver, 
Col.; married Feb. 15, 1874, at Sturgis, Mich., Alva 
D. Hawley. 

i. Lavern V., born April 17, 1876; married June 23, 1892, 
Augustus McConnell of Utica, N. Y. 

507. Myron H.» Scovill {Samuel Augustus^ 
Chauncey^, William^, Abijah"^, William^, John^, Johv}), 
born Oct. 23, 1844; married Martha Henry, born 
June 21, 1830; died June 1, 1911, at Moravia, N. Y. 

No children. 

508. Emma Lavern^ Scovill {Samuel Augustus^ 
Chauncey^, William^, Abija¥, William^, John^, John^), 
born April 15, 1849; died June 21, 1911; married Feb. 
14, 1872, F. Burdette Nye, born Nov. 27, 1844, at 
Lock, Cayuga County, N. Y. 

i. Theron S., born June 15, 1876. 
ii. Edith L., born May 15, 1883; married Oct. 12, 1910, Herbert 

Allen, M.D., at Bedford, Mich. He was born April 19, 


509. Flavel Fisk^ Scovill {Andrew Rogers^ 
Amon^y Ebenezer^, Abijah^, William^, John^, John^), 
born Dec. 28, 1871, at Cincinnati, Ohio; married Sept. 


12, 1893, Emma Cecelia Lissenden, born Jan. 23, 1875, 
at Cincinnati; daughter of Thomas L. and Anna 
(Nooar) Lissenden. 

Mr. Scovill is a carriage manufacturer and now has 
the same position and interests that his father held at 
the time of his death. 

Child born at Cincinnati, Ohio. 
i. Willard Urner, born July 24, 1897; died March 4, 1898. 

510. Charlotte Eliza^ Scovill {Alfred Huberf, 
Hubert^, Selah^, Darius'^, William^, John^, John^), born 
Dec. 6, 1880, at Watertown; married June 25, 1910, 
at Watertown, Paul M. Welton, born June 15, 1878, 
at Watertown; son of Henry P. and Ella (Daines) 
Welton. Residence Watertown. 

Child born at Watertown. 
i. Pauline, born July 24, 1911. 

511. Marietta V.« Scovill {Joseph Curtis\ Sam- 
uel^, Samuel^, Samuel"^, William^, William'^, John^), born 
June 23, 1879, at Broome Center, N. Y. ; married Nov. 
27, 1901, at Franklinton, N. Y., Leonard D. Brainerd, 
born July 17, 1872, at Conesville, N. Y. ; son of Jason 
P. and Adeline Bathsheba (Day) Brainerd of Cones- 

They reside near Manorkill, in the town of Cones- 
ville, Schoharie County, N. Y., and he is a farmer. 

Children born at Conesville. 

i. Florence Scoville, born Nov. 29, 1902. 

ii. De Forest, born Feb. 6, 1904. 

iii. Ralph Lewis, born March 24, 1905. 

iv. Ila Helen, born Oct. 31, 1908. 

V. Harold C, born Oct. 10, 1910. 

vi. Archie D., born Feb. 22, 1913. 


512. Andrew^ Scovill {William Hurlhurf, Sam- 
ueP, SamueP, Samuel^, William^, William^, John^), 
born April 22, 1880, in Buckham Township, Wayne 
County, Pa.; married Oct. 15, 1906, at Middletown, 
N. Y., Kittie S. Smith, born Jan. 11, 1888, at Owego, 
N. Y. ; daughter of George W. and Addie L. (ConkHn) 
Smith of Owego. 

Andrew Scovill is by occupation a stonecutter, and 
in politics a Democrat. He resides at Hancock, N. Y. 
Children born at Hancock. 
i. Margaretta Electa, born June 11, 1908. 
ii, Lucinda May, born July 8, 1909. 
iii. Clairmont George, born Jan. 28, 1911. 

513. Alice Phcebe^ Scovil {Whitney\ William^, 
Sylvester^, Joseph^, William^, William^, John^), born 
Aug. 12, 1878; married Sept. 17, 1902, at Durham, 
Connecticut, Arthur Ray Kenison, born Jan. 2, 1877, 
at Cedar Falls, la.; son of Henry Oscar and Mary 
(Ray) Kenison. 

Arthur R. Kenison resides at West Haven, Connec- 
ticut; is a carpenter, a Republican, and a Methodist. 
No children. 

514. Francis Bonfoey^ Scovill (Sylvester Eugene\ 
Sylvester^, Sylvester^, Joseph'^, William^, William'^, John^), 
born Aug. 23, 1886, at Haddam; married Nov. 21, 
1907, at Haddam, Angle E. Dickinson, born 1889; 
daughter of George and Nellie A. (Treadwell) 

Francis B. Scovill resides in the town of Haddam, 
near Higganum. He is a farmer and has no children. 

515. Henry Wilson^ Scoville (Julius^ Phile- 
mon^, John^, Josiah\ John^, William'^, John^), born 
Sept. 27, 1828, at Middletown; married first Nov. 24, 


1853, at Middletown, Eliza Ann Whitmore, born 
1828; died Oct. 7, 1854, at Middletown; married 
second March 8, 1862, Harriet Louisa Brainard, born 
Sept. 23, 1823, in Middletown; died there Feb. 13, 
1892; daughter of John E. and Louisa (Freeman) 
Brainard of Maromas, Middletown. 

Henry W. Scoville has been active through a long 
life as a quarryman and later as a farmer. He has now 
retired from active labor and lives at Maromas in 

559. i. Charles Wilson, born April 22, 1863; married Minnie 
S. Wright. 
ii. Mary Louisa, born Dec. 28, 1866; died Jan. 5, 1888. 
iii. Phoebe Ann, born June 20, 1879. 

516. Caroline M.* Scoville {Julius'', Philemon^, 
John^, Josiah*, John^, William^, John}), born April 27, 
1830, at Middletown; died Oct., 1902; married Joseph 


i. Frank, born Aug. 21, 1884; died May, 1885. 

ii. Annie, born Jan. 21, 1886; married . 

iii. Charles, born Aug. 21, 1889. 
iv. Joseph, born Feb. 8, 1894. 

517. George Julius^ Scovill {Julius' , Philemon^, 
John^, Josiah^j John^, William^, John^), born Feb. 28, 
1835, at Middletown; died Dec. 23, 1907; married 

first ; married second March 24, 1877, at 

Middletown, Mrs. Adelaide H. Walkeley, born , 

1847, at Haddam. 

Children born at Haddam. 
i. Adella, born April 24, 1865; died Feb. 4, 1895, at Haddam; 

ii. Belle M., bom Feb. 22 or March 1, 1872; died April 10, 

1901; unmarried. 
iii. Eva, born . 


518. Sarah Jane^ Scovill {Julius,'' Philemon^, 
John^, Josiah^, John^, William^, JohrO), born Sept. 5, 
1837, at Middletown; died Dec. 2, 1910, at Middle- 
town; married June 26, 1862, at Middletown, Webb E. 
Crowell, born Sept. 9, 1835. 

Residence Haddam Road, Middletown. 
i. Edgar G., born April 9, 1864; married Nov. 7, 1900, 
Pearl M., daughter of Wallace Oakley of Elmira, N. Y. 
Two children. 
ii. Etta Hall, born Aug. 12, 1867; married Aug. 15, 1894, 

Louis L. Guild of Middletown and Hartford, Conn. 
iii. Mary Stuben, born Oct. 17, 1870; married Sept. 12, 1899, 

Frederick B. Fowler of Berlin and Hartford, Conn. 
iv. Samuel Tilden, born June 12, 1876; married Aug. 10, 
1898, Hattie Lucy Crowell of Middletown, Conn. Child, 
Harold Webb, born June 12, 1899. 

519. Frances Amelia^ Scovill {Julius', Philemon*, 
John^, Josiah^, John^, William^, John^), born Aug. 24, 
1842, at Middletown; died July 5, 1901, at Haddam 
(Higganum); married Dec. 16, 1862, Buckley E. 
Johnson, born Dec. 25, 1838. 

They lived in Middletown and at Higganum in 

i. Nelly Louisa, born Nov. 30, 1863; died March 17, 1902; 
married (1) Byron Johnson; (2) Charles Pelton of Port- 
land. Two children by first marriage, 
ii. Nora Agnes, born Sept. 24, 1868; married Sept. 24, 1888, 

Franklin Fuller. Residence Higganum. Two children. 
iii. Herbert S., born April 5, 1884; married June 30, 1909, 
Annie Carlson of Higganum. One child. 

520. Eleanor Algene^ Scovill {Julius'', Phile- 
mon^, John^, Josiah^, John^, William^, John^), born 
Sept. 19, 1849, at Middletown; married first July 31, 
1866, Charles H. Arnold; married second June 22, 
1882, Henry Sedgwick; married third June 28, 1897, 
George Ward of Worcester, Mass. 


Children by first marriage. 
George H., born July 30, 1868; married May 25, 1892, 

Rose Priest. 
Hattie L., born Jan. 8, 1870; married Feb. 14, 1889, George 

H. Atkins, born Dec. 31, 1862. Three children. 

521. David A.^ Scovil {Silas'', Philemon^, John^, 
Josiah\ John\ William'', John^), born Jan. 22, 1823, 
in Haddam; died at East Haddam, Aug. 3, 1898, 
aged 75 years, 7 months, and 11 days; married (date 
unknown) Louisa Kidder, born Aug., 1822, at Lyme; 
died July 1, 1904, in East Haddam; daughter of 
Joseph and Eunice (Fox) Kidder of Lyme. 

Nothing can be learned of his early life, but about 
the time of his marriage he settled in East Haddam at 
a place known as Salmon River Cove, where the 
Salmon River, become a slow and sluggish stream, 
enters the Connecticut River. It is an excellent 
fishing place, and Mr. Scovil made fishing his chief 
business. In a grove near his house picnics and 
other festivities were held, and he became known as 
a dispenser of sea food, and other delicacies. Later 
still when a coal wharf and yard were established at 
the Cove he was the manager of it. He was an excel- 
lent man, and accumulated a comfortable property. 

Children born at East Haddam. 
560. i. Frank Wilber, born about 1850; married Isabelle 
N. Trowbridge, 
ii. Katherine, born May 23, 1859; died Nov. 19, 1883, 
at East Haddam; she was unmarried. 

522. Selden Smith^ Scovill {Edwin'', Philemon^, 
John^, Josia¥, John^, William'^, John^), born Sept. 5, 
1831, in Middletown; died Jan. 10, 1904, at Middle 
Haddam, town of Chatham; married (date not found) 
Hannah E. Bowen, born 1837; died June 16, 1907, at 
Philadelphia, Pa., aged 69 years. 


When young, Selden Smith Scovill took up the 
trade of blacksmith, which he afterward forsook for 
the sea, and for thirty years was in command of a 
coasting vessel which ran between New York and 
Philadelphia, in which city he first made the acquaint- 
ance of Miss Hannah E. Bowen, who became his 
wife. After he gave up the sea Mr. Scovill went 
back to his old trade of blacksmithing, which he fol- 
lowed in Middle Haddam until the time he was taken 
ill, which was about a year before he died. He was 
chosen selectman of the town of Chatham, and also 
elected a member of the Connecticut Legislature. 

Only child. 
i. Ivan B., born ; married ; residence Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; has failed to reply to letters. 

523. Lavinia* Scovill (Edwin\ Philemon^, John^, 
Josiah\ John\ William^ JohnS), ,born Oct. 26, 1834, 
at Middletown; died Dec. 21, 1872, at Hartford; 
married Lyman Smith. 

Residence Hartford, Connecticut. 

524. Almira^ Scovill {Edwin', Philemon^, Johnny 
Josiah\ John'', William^, John'), born March 2, 1837, 
at Middletown; married there Dec. 24, 1878, Samuel 
H. Hubbard, born about 1820, at Middletown; died 
. Residence Middletown. No children. 

525. Albert* Scovill {Edwin'', Philemon^, John^, 
Josiah\ John^, William^, John'), born May 11, 1846, 
at Middletown; married Nov. 4, 1889, at Middletown, 
Grace E. Button, born about 1864, at Portland. 

Residence Maromas, Middletown. Farmer. No 

526. Curtis Leverett* Scoville {Edwin'', Phile- 
mon^, John^, Josiah^, John^, William^, John'), born 
Oct. 6, 1849, at Middletown; died June 5, 1876, at 


Higganum, town of Haddam; married May, 1871, 
at Higganum, Frances Arabelle Hayes, born Oct. 19, 
1851 ; daughter of Arthur and Eliza Hayes. 

Mrs. Scoville resides at South Norwalk and in New 
York City. 

Only child. 
i. Lavinia May, born April 22, 1875; residence New York; 


527. Franklin Shepard^ Scovill {Edwin\ Phile- 
mon^, John^, Josia¥, John^, William^, John^), born 
Feb. 2, 1852, in Middletown; married Jan. 19, 1873, 
at Middletown, Harriet E. McKenstry, born Feb. 13, 
1850; daughter of Clark P. and Harmony (Baldwin) 

Residence Durham Road, Middletown. He is a 
farmer and veterinary surgeon. Republican and 

Children born at Middletown. 
Olin Edward, born March 31, 1874; died Sept. 15, 1894. 
Viola May, born July, 1875; died Jan. 3, 1876. 
Leora E., born April, 1879; died Dec. 23, 1879. 
iv. Viola Estella, born Aug. 28, 1880; died Dec. 12, 1880. 
V. A daughter, born Oct. 29, 1881; died soon. 
vi. Jessie M., born Nov. 3, 1883; died Feb. 21, 1884. 
vii. Minnie Belle, born Oct. 28, 1884; married Sept. 29, 1909, 
Charles Austin Chaffee. She died Dec. 19, 1911, at 
dii. Iva D., born Feb. 17, 1887; married Aug. 7, 1905, Le Roy 

528. Eugene Francis^ Scoville {Elijah^, Phile- 
mon^, John^, Josiah^, John^, William'^, John^), born 
March 28, 1852, at Haddam; married May 10, 1874, 
Fannie Theresa Watrous, born March 31, 1856, at 
Chester; daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Maria 
(Smith) Watrous of Chester. Residence Chester. 


Children born at Chester. 

561. i. Oscar Wells, born Dec. 6, 1874; married Lizzie 


562. ii. Clifford Eugene, born April 12, 1878; married 

Grayce Amelia Herman. 

563. iii. Bessie Lavinia, born March 1, 1882; married Albert 

L. Wyman. 

529. George S.^ Scoville {Leander\ Philemon^ 
John^, Josiah^, John^, William^, John^), born about 
1851, probably at Haddam; married Nov. 8, 1876, 
at Middletown, Catherine L. Hackett, born about 
1856, at Hartford. 

Residence Middletown, where he has been in the 
express business for many years. 

Children born at Middletown. 
i. Catherine Ward, born Nov. 14, 1880; a teacher at Middle- 
ii. Eliza May, born May 2, 1883; married Sept. 10, 1914, 

William Bryan Lauder of Meriden. 
iii. Grace, born Feb. 8, 1885. 
iv. Ann G., born April 10, 1888; a clerk at Middletown. 

530. Sylvanus Wells^ Scoville {Wells Josiah\ 
Smith^, John^, Josia¥, John^, William^, John^), born 
Aug. 17, 1839, at Haddam; married June 4, 1865, 
at Manchester, Isabella H. Duty of Long Hill, 
Wapping, South Windsor; daughter of John Sweet- 
land and Mary Ann (Green) Duty of Hartford and 
South Windsor. 

For five or six years after his marriage Sylvanus 
W. Scoville was employed by Adams Express Company, 
at Hartford, Connecticut. For two years after he was 
employed in Windsor, and then for nearly forty years 
he was a farmer, mainly at East Glastonbury. After 
he became unable to do farm work he lived in Meriden 
for a while, and since then at South Glastonbury. 
Mrs. Scoville lived for some years at Hartford, and is 
now (1914) living at West Springfield, Mass. 



564. i. Ernest Duty, born Sept. 14, 1866; married . 

565. ii. Susie May, born May 22, 1871; married Frederick 

iii. Roscoe Wells, born Jan. 29, 1876; learned the 
plumber's trade at Hartford, Conn.; went to New- 
port News, Va.; from there to North Carolina 
and thence to Pennsylvania. He died Aug. 9, 
1913; was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, 
Hartford; unmarried. 

531. Charles Palmer^ Scovill {John Smith\ 
Josiah^, John^, Josia¥, John^, William^, John^), born 
July 4, 1850, in Middletown; married June 28, 1877, 

Mary Tyler Ely, born , in Haddam; daughter 

of William and Abigail (Tyler) Ely of Haddam. 

Residence Middletown. Mr. Scovill was formerly 
a stonecutter and quarryman at Shailerville in Had- 
dam, but is now a farmer, with farm at South Farms 
district, Middletown. 

Only child. 
i. Ella, born Dec. 28, 1880. 

532. Frederick W.^ Scovill {William Martin', 
Josiah^, John^, Josiah^, John^, William'^, John^), born 
Jan. 31, 1851, at Middletown; died there Nov. 5, 1893; 
married Oct. 4, 1876, at Middletown, Ella F. Whit- 
more, born 1850 at Middletown. 

Frederick W. Scovill was a quarryman and farmer. 
Mrs. Scovill resides at Maromas, Middletown. 
Jennie May, born May 19, 1878. 
Clifford Whitmore, born Feb. 16, 1884. 
Edna Leona, born Feb. 15, 1890. 

532 A. John Talcott^ Scovill {Talcott BrainarcP, 
Josiah^, John^, Josiah*, John^, William^, John^), born 
July 26, 1887, at Middletown; married there Oct. 
29, 1908, Georgia Alicia Lord, born 1887 in Chester. 


John T. Scovill resides at South Farms, in Middle- 
town, and is a machinist. 

533. Laura Ann^ Scovel {Daniel James\ Luther^, 
Michael^, Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin'^, John}), born 
Feb. 14, 1837, at Greenfield, Mich.; died April 9, 1911, 
at Detroit, Mich.; married Nov. 4, 1855, at Detroit, 
Robert Howlett, born 1834; died Jan. 7, 1895, at 


i. Oliver Robert, born Aug. 11, 1856; married Katherine 
Eunice Cook; residence Detroit, Mich. Only child, 
Harry Gray; married Sept. 1, 1907, Leah Grace Crawford, 
ii. Ellen L., born Aug. 11, 1856; died Aug. 27, 1856. 
iii. Annie E., born Sept. 4, 1858; died March 27, 1861. 
iv. Willard J., born May 9, 1861; died March, 1862. 
V. Arthur Edward, born March 4, 1863; married Caroline 

Hoyt; residence Detroit, Mich.; four children. 
vi. Clara Hope, born June 8, 1866; married Charles Chap- 
man Knight; residence Detroit, Mich.; two children, 
vii. Harriet Pearl, born Aug. 1, 1870; married Herbert G. 

Flint; residence Detroit; four children, 
viii. Charles A., born June 13, 1872; died July 1, 1873. 
ix. Jane Margaret, born April 12, 1879; residence Detroit, 

534. Lucy Ann* Scovel {Daniel James\ Luther^, 
Michael^, Micah*, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
July 2, 1839, at Greenfield, Mich.; died May 18, 
1903, at Pontiac, Mich.; married first William Smith, 
born 1831; died Sept., 1865; married second at Detroit, 
James Friel. 

i. Ella Smith, born Aug. 28, 1860; died March 23, 1875. 
ii. Andrew Smith, born Dec. 5, 1862; married Adeline Ulrich; 

residence Detroit, Mich. ; three children, 
iii. Mary Ellen Friel, born June, 1869; died Aug. 7, 1886. 

535. Massie Walley* Scovel {Daniel James\ 
Luther^, Michael\ Micah\ Edward\ Benjamin^, John^), 
born Dec. 23, 1843, at Greenfield, Mich.; died Nov. 27, 


1911, at Detroit, Mich.; married Aug. 1, 1867, Annie 
Maria Fox, born Dec. 9, 1842, at Port Huron, Mich.; 
daughter of Nelson and Laura (Beard) Fox. 

Massie W. Scovel was a builder. His home was in 
Detroit and he served several terms in the City Council 
as alderman. In politics he was a Republican. 

Child born at Detroit. 

i. Frederick James, born May 4, 1880; graduated at the 
Detroit College of Law; residence Detroit. 

536. Charles Augustus^ Scovel {Daniel James'', 
Luther^, Michael^, Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born Feb. 2, 1846, at Greenfield, Mich.; died Jan. 12, 
1911, at Los Angeles, Cal.; married Oct. 16, 1878, 
Abbie M. Wood, born Oct. 18, 1842, at Isco, Livingston 
County, Mich.; died March 10, 1911, at Los Angeles, 
Cal.; daughter of Henry Martyn and Sarah Ann 
(Taylor) Wood. 

Charles A. Scovel removed to Los Angeles in 1891 
and was much occupied in political affairs. In religious 
preference he was a Presbyterian. 

Only child horn at Detroit, Mich. 

i. Sadie Taylor, born Dec. 2, 1879; married Aug. 15, 1908, 
Nichols Couch; residence Los Angeles, Cal. One child, 
Charies Scovel Couch, born May 20, 1909, at Los Angeles, 

537. Sarah Jane» Scovel {Daniel James\ Luther^, 
Michael^, Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
June 9, 1847, at Greenfield, Mich.; died Feb. 25, 1905, 
at Detroit; married June 1, 1865, Charles Godfrey 
Roehm, born Jan. 15, 1841, at Detroit, Mich.; son of 
John William and Christina Barbara (Goule) Roehm. 
Residence Detroit, Mich. 



Charles Henry, born 
Lavinia, born 

iii. Margaret Jane, born May 2, 1871; married April 25, 
1895, William D. West; residence Oelwein, Iowa; two 

iv. James Daniel Scovel, born Sept. 7, 1875. 

V. Maude Evelyn, born Aug. 26, 1878. 

538. James Daniel^ Scovel (Daniel James\ 
Luther^ Michael^, Micah\ Edward\ Benjamin^ John}), 
born Jan. 21, 1849, at Greenfield, Mich.; married Sept. 
12, 1877, Angia E. Elfbrink. 

Residence Detroit, Mich. 


i. Renselaer R., born Oct. 20, 1878. 
ii. Harriet E., born March 7, 1884. 
iii. Alfred James, born April 6, 1888. 

539. Alfred^ Scovel {Daniel James\ Luther^, 
Michael^, Micah'^, Edward^, Benjamin"^, John^), born 
June 2, 1850, at Greenfield, now Detroit, Mich.; 
married August 24, 1893, at Petosky, Mich., Leuzena 
Box, born June 4, 1867; daughter of Aaron and 
Katherine Virtue (Hannah) Box of Kingsley, Mich. 

Alfred Scovel received his education in the Detroit 
public schools and was a farmer by occupation until 
1901 when he retired from this work and removed to 
Los Angeles, Cal., where he now resides. He is in 
religious preference a Presbyterian. 


i. Edith Lavinia, born Aug. 27, 1894. 
ii. An infant, born and died Feb. 19, 1896. 
iii. Harold Raymond, born July 19, 1898. 


540. Lavinia^ Scovel {Daniel James\ Luther^, 
Michael^, Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
Oct. 8, 1852, at Greenfield, Mich.; died April 3, 1894, 
at Detroit, Mich.; married Sept. 25, 1893, at Pointe 
Du Chene, Mich., William Thomas. 

Residence Detroit, Mich. No children. 

541. Henry Clay^ Scovel {Daniel James'', Luther^, 
Michael^, Micah*, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), born 
Sept. 1, 1854, at Greenfield, Mich.; married Dec. 2, 
1886, Ellen Lydia Coon, born June 15, 1861, at Green- 
field, Mich.; daughter of Myron and Debbe (Otis) 

Henry C. Scovel is a carpenter by trade and lives 
in Detroit, Mich. He is a Republican in politics, and 
prefers the Presbyterian Church. 

566. i. Carrie Hattie, born Jan. 19, 1889; married Bertram 
L. Bailey, 
ii. Howard Coon, born June 8, 1891; died Aug. 1, 1891. 
iii. Maud Evelyn, born March 24, 1896. 
iv. Henry Clay, born Sept. 25, 1898. 
V. Charlotte Marion, born Aug. 26, 1902. 

542. George Edward^ Schovill {William Henry'' ^ 
Edward^, Enochs Micah^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born April 16, 1862, at Butler, Indiana; died Nov. 21, 
1903, at Detroit, Mich.; married Dec. 26, 1882, at 
Butler, Indiana, Mary Susan Best, born July 3, 1860, 
at Iowa City, Iowa; daughter of John Meredith and 
Malinda Jane (McDowell) Best of Butler, Ind. 

George Edward Schovill was a railroad employee, 
working for the Wabash Railroad Company for fifteen 
years. He resided at Butler, Ind., until 1893; after 
that at Ashley, Ind. He was a member of the First 
Christian Church, and was its secretary and in 1900 
its treasurer. 


i. Maude Best, born March 5, 1884. 
ii. Phosa Delilah, born Oct. 5, 1885; married June 15, 1911, 

in Angola, Ind., George Howe Fairfield, 
iii. Coral May, born July 4, 1889; married Aug. 6, 1913, in 
Angola, Ind., Clark Sanford Wheeler. 

543. Charles Reign^ Scoville (William Henry'', 
Edward^, Enoch^, Micah"^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born Oct. 14, 1869, at Butler, Ind.; married Oct. 17, 
1906, at Chicago, III., Arlene Cornelia Dux, born Jan. 
19, 1884, at Chicago; daughter of Joseph and Matilda 
(Best) Dux of Chicago. 

Charles R. Scoville graduated from Butler High 
School in 1885 and from the Tri-State Normal College 
at Angola, Ind., in 1892. In 1897 he received the 
degree of A.B. from Hiram College and in 1898 A.M. 
from the same institution, where James A. Garfield 
was once president. In 1902 the degree of LL.D was 
conferred upon him by Drake University, Des Moines, 
la. He is now pastor of the Church of Christ (Dis- 
ciples) in Chicago and president of the National Board 
of Evangelists of this denomination. He has held 
many very successful meetings in the large cities of 
the United States, and visited Australia for this pur- 
pose in 1912. In these meetings he has been greatly 
assisted by his wife, who is a solo singer of great ability. 
He has published several hymnals and other religious 
books. No children. 

544. Alice May^ Scovil {Charles Clarke'', Ben- 
jamin^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John"), born Feb. 15, 1859, at Shelbyville, 111.; mar- 
ried Sept. 17, 1879, Allen J. Audes. 

i. Agnes Carrie, born Aug. 17, 1880. 
ii. Charles Scovil, born Oct. 14, 1897. 


545. Clara B.« Scovil {Charles Clarke\ Benjamin^, 
Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Edward^, Benjamin^, John^), 
born Feb. 15, 1859, at Shelbyville, 111.; died Sept. 11, 
1891; married Oct. 5, 1881, F. B. Bivins. 

i. Juanita Maria, born Sept. 21, 1884; married Oct. 25, 

1911, Dr. George Coleman Biggs, 
ii. Mabel C, born Dec. 17, 1887. 
iii. Warren Scovil, born March 15, 1890. 

546. Charles Clarke^ Scovil (Charles Clarke,'' 
Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Benjamin'^, Edward^, Benjamin'^, 
John'), born May 25, 1860, at Shelbyville, 111.; mar- 
ried April 9, 1890, Catherine Headen Guildford, born 
Feb. 17, 1868; daughter of Robert E. and Isabel! 
(Headen) Guildford. 

Charles Clarke Scovil resides at Shelbyville, III. 
He is president of the Shelbyville Commercial Club. 
No children. 

547. Leroy E.^ Scovil {Cyrus Porter, Benjamin^, 
Benjamin^, Benjamin'^, Edward^, Benjamin"^, John'), 
born Nov. 26, 1859; married Feb. 26, 1879, Mary 


i. Leroy E., born Nov. 26, 1879. 
ii. Jessie D., born Feb. 4, 1881. 
iii. Frank D., born Dec. 26, 1882. 
iv. Mary, born April, 1885. 
V. Lloyd, born Nov. 11, 1887. 
vi. Ethel, born March, 1890. 
vii. Edward L., born March, 1892. 

548. Elmer Ellsworth^ Scovil {Cyrus Porter'', 
Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John'), born Nov. 15, 1862; married June 26, 1890, 

Maggie Hinkle. 

i. Marie, born April 30, 1892. 
ii. John N., born Feb., 1894. 


549. William Seeley^ Scoville {Frank Armand^, 
William Seeley'', Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa^, John^, 
John^, John^), born Nov. 24, 1882, at Valparaiso, Neb.; 
married Nov. 30, 1904, at Somerset, Mich., Zella 
Lurlynn MacCready, born Nov. 5, 1883, at Jefferson, 
Columbia township, Mich.; daughter of Ward Earl 
and Zoe Lervea (Pickett) MacCready of Clark's Lake, 

Mr. Scoville resided for a time in Washington, Pa., 
Fairmount and Mannington, West Va., Toledo, O., 
and Cement City, Mich. He graduated from Clarke's 
College of Embalming at Cincinnati, and for some 
time was an undertaker and embalmer. He is now a 
farmer and resides at Clark's Lake, Mich. He is a 
member of the Baptist Church. 

Child born at Clark's Lake. 
i. Ward MacCready, born Nov. 11, 1905. 

550. Hubert H.^ Scoville (William Arthur*, 
Joseph Roberts'^, Ebenezer Roberts^, Sela¥, Asa^, Johnny 
John^, John^), born Dec. 29, 1881, near Newton, Iowa; 
married Dec. 28, 1904, Myrtle Guessford. 

Residence Sumner, Neb. 

i. Merit E., born Nov. 9, 1905, near Valparaiso, Neb. 
ii. Grace I., born June 9, 1907, near Sumner, Neb. 
ill. Carrol E., born Feb. 3, 1909, near Sumner, Neb. 
iv. Helen R., born Sept. 4, 1911, near Sumner, Neb. 

551. Grace* Scoville {Walter Z>.^ Horace Bassetf, 
Ebenezer Roberts^, Selah^, Asa*, John^, John^, John^), 
born April 8, 1885, at New Waterford, Ohio; married 
there March 11, 1908, Solon R. Sanders, born Aug. 15, 
1884, at Columbiana, O.; son of George and Caroline 

Mr. Sanders is a farmer and in politics a Democrat; 
residence New Waterford, O. 


Child born at New Waterford. 
i. Esther R., born Sept. 27, 1909. 

552. Pearl E.» Scoville {Walter D.\ Horace Bas- 
sett\ Ehenezer Roberts^, Sela¥, Asa^, John^, John^, 
John'), born Oct. 26, 1886, at New Waterford, Ohio; 
married there Aug. 9, 1911, Charles A. Haas, born 
April 28, 1879, at Rehborn, Bavaria, German Empire. 

Mr. and Mrs. Haas reside at New Waterford, O., 
where he is superintendent of schools. In politics he 
is a Republican; in religious preference a Baptist. 
No children reported. 

553. Asa Payton^ Scovil {Asa Brigham^, Lucius 
Nelson\ JoeP, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John'), born 
Sept. 4, 1884, at Springville, Utah; married Sept. 29, 
1904, at Raymond, Alberta, Canada, Sarah Elizabeth 
Hicken, born Sept. 12, 1887, at Heber City, Utah; 
daughter of Thomas and Sarah Jane (McMullin) 

Mr. Scovil is a farmer at Raymond, Alberta. 

Children born at Raymond. 
Asa La Mar, born June 4, 1905. 
Warren Clifford, born Jan. 13, 1907. 
Harold Thomas, born July 29, 1909. 

554. Earl Hurst^ Scovil {Asa Brigham^, Lucius 
Nelson'', Joel^, Amasa\ Asa\ John\ John^, John'), 
born Nov. 21, 1886, at Spanish Fork, Utah; married 
Feb. 15, 1911, at Salt Lake City, Utah, Blanche Fisher, 
born Nov. 9, 1891, at Meadow, Utah; daughter of 
James Edward and Elizabeth (Stewart) Fisher. 

Mr. Scovil is a farmer, residing at Raymond, 

Alberta, Canada. 

Child born at Raymond. 
i. Lenore, born Dec. 12, 1911. 


555. Lucia Naomi^ Scovil {Asa Brigham^, Lucius 
Nelson', Joel^, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), 
born Jan. 11, 1889, at Spanish Fork, Utah; married 
Jan. 20, 1909, at Raymond, Alberta, Canada, WilHam 
Zemp, born Oct. 26, 1886, at Logan, Utah; son of 
Peter and Elizabeth (Newhouse) Zemp. 

Mr. and Mrs. Zemp reside at Raymond, Alberta, 

Children horn at Raymond. 
i. Earl William, born Nov. 26, 1909. 
ii. Floyd Jesse, born Jan, 4, 1911. 

556. Samuel Selden^ Scovill (Selden Blake^, 
Selden Smith?, Asahel^, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John"^, 
Joh-n}), born July 8, 1888, at Vernon, Texas; married 
July 22, 1909, at Eaton, O., Mabelle Elizabeth Kelsey, 
born Nov. 28, 1887, at Centerville, O.; daughter of 
Charles Albert and Lydia (Wilson) Kelsey of Center- 
ville, and widow of Mr. Harris. 

Samuel S. Scoville resided at Vernon, Texas, until 
sixteen years of age; then at Lebanon, O., from Sept., 
1904, to July, 1909. From July, 1909, to April, 1912, 
he was in St. Louis, Mo. Since that time he has lived 
at Centerville, O., where he is in the automobile busi- 
ness. No children. 

557. William H.^ Scovill {Henry RosweW, Amasa', 
Roswell^, Amasa% Asa"^, John^, John^, John^), born May 
9, 1870, at Ypsilanti, Mich.; married Sept. 5, 1893, 
Martha Reyer, born Sept. 15, 1868, at Bridgewater, 
Mich. ; daughter of Paul and Jacobina Reyer. 

Residence Ypsilanti, Mich. 

Children born at Ypsilanti. 
i. Ruth, born April 9, 1894. 
ii. Aaron, born Aug. 23, 1905. 


558. Genevieve^ Scovill {Henry Roswell^, Atnasa\ 
Roswell^, Amasa^, Asa^, John^, John^, John^), born Dec. 
2, 1888, at Ypsilanti, Mich.; married there Feb. 2, 
1910, Herbert A. Bisbee, born Jan. 20, 1880, at Paw 
Paw, Mich. ; son of Floyd and Mary E. Bisbee. 

559. Charles Wilson^ Scovill (Henry Wilson^, 
Julius"^, Philemon^, John^, Josiah*, John^, William^, 
John^), born April 22, 1863, in Middletown; married 
Oct. 16, 1889, at Haddam, Minnie S. Wright, born 
in Haddam, about 1861 ; daughter of Isaac and Harriet 
( ) Wright of Haddam (Higganum). 

Charles Wilson Scovill resided in Middletown until 
1910, and was elected to the General Assembly of 
Connecticut in 1909. He has since removed to Higga- 
num m the town of Haddam, where he keeps a general 
store. No children. 

560. Frank Wilder' Scoville {David^, Silas\ 
Philemon'^, John^, Josiah\ John^, William'^, John^), 
born about 1850, at East Haddam; married Nov. 12, 
1872, Isabelle Naomi Trowbridge, born July 6, 1854, 
at Portland; daughter of David Sampson and Dorcas 
Ann (Lane) Trowbridge of Portland. 

Frank W. Scoville lived for a good many years at 
East Haddam, associated with his father. Previous 
to 1896 he had removed to Centerbrook, town of 
Essex, Conn., where he was employed as watchman 
in the works of a manufacturing company. In 1910 
he had left that place and his location has not been 


Child born at East Haddam. 
i. Georgiana, born July 19, 1873. 

561. Oscar Wells' Scoville (Eugene Francis^, 
Elijah\ Philemon^, John\ Josiah\ John^, William^, 
John'), born Dec. 6, 1874, at Chester; died Nov. 28, 


1896, at Hartford; married Lizzie Deluhery, born 

, died Aug. 22, 1902, at Chester; daughter of 

CorneHus Deluhery of Chester. 

Oscar Wells Scoville died of typhoid fever at the 
Hartford Hospital. No children. 

562. Clifford Eugene^ Scoville {Eugene Fran- 
cis^, Elijah', Philemon^, John^, Josiah*, John^, William^, 
John^), born April 12, 1878, at Chester; married Oct. 
2, 1907, Grace Amelia Herman. 

Clifford E. Scoville resides at Watertown, N. Y., 
where he is a public accountant and auditor. No 

563. Bessie Lavinia^ Scoville {Eugene Francis^, 
Elijah'', Philemon^, John^, Josiah*, Jokn^, William^, 
John^), born March 1, 1882, at Chester; married July 
1, 1906, Albert Lincoln Wyman. 

Residence Ridgefield Park, N. J. 

564. Ernest Duty^ Scoville {Sylvanus Wells^, 
Wells Josiah, Smit¥, John^, Josia¥, John^, William^, 
John''), born Sept. 14, 1866, at Hartford; died May 2, 
1914, at West Springfield, Mass.; married Nov. 16, 
1892 . 

Ernest D. Scoville was a street railway conductor. 
Residence West Springfield, Mass. 

Children horn at West Springfield. 

i. Howard Duty, born Aug. 29, 1895. 

ii. Walter Lewis, born Oct. 30, 1896. 

iii. Mary Isabel, born Jan. 2, 1899. 

iv. Merton Rathburn, born May 23, 1900. 

V. Clifford Chapman, born Dec. 20, 1902. 

vi. Philo Green, born Jan. 27, 1906. 

vii. Edith Dorothy, born July 11, 1909. 


565. Susie May^ Scoville {Sylvanus Wells\ Wells 
JosiaW, Smith^, John^, Josia¥, John^, William^, John^), 
born May 22, 1871, at Manchester; married Oct., 
1891, Frederick Hebersang. 

Residence Meriden, Connecticut. 

566. Carrie Hattie^ Scovel {Henry Clay^, Daniel 
James'', Luther^, Michael^, Mica¥, Edward^, Benjamin^, 
John^), born Jan. 19, 1889, at Detroit, Mich.; married 
at Pointe Du Chene, Mich., July 1, 1911, Bertram 
Lawrence Bailie, born July 2, 1888, at Scranton, Pa.; 
son of James Bertram and Amelia Margaret (Law- 
rence) Bailie. 

Bertram L. Bailie is a graduate of the Detroit 
Central High School. Residence Detroit. Attends 
Presbyterian Church. 

i. Dorothy Estelle, born March 4, 1912. 


Cfjapter jf our 
Unconnected Families 

It has been impossible to fit into any of the lines so 
far discovered the following families, but there is good 
reason to think that they are descendants of John 
Scovell of Farmington, Waterbury, and Haddam. 

I. 1. A Mr. Scovill, born about 1765; died about 

1804 or 1805; married about 1796 Temperance , 

born about 1766; died June 10, 1813, aged 47 years. 
Family tradition asserts that this Mr. Scovill was lost 
at sea in a storm. His granddaughter, Mrs. T. S. 
Capen of Norwich, Connecticut, declared in 1896 that 
her father, Erastus Scovill, had told her so. In 1806 
Temperance Scovill, widow, of Haddam, sold seven 
acres of land in Haddam, which was bounded on all 
sides by land of Shailers, and hence it is possible to 
conjecture that she was a Shailer by birth. Tem- 
perance, daughter of Timothy (4) and Temperance 
(Southworth) Shailer was born at Haddam, May 31, 
1767, and her age agrees very closely with that of the 
widow Scovill at her death. However, it is declared 
that this Temperance Shailer married in 1787 Joseph 
Dickinson. Mrs. Scovill married second Aug. 12, 
1811, Calvin Thomas of Haddam. If this Scovill is 
not accepted as a descendant of John (1) Scovell, he 
must be placed among the descendants of Arthur (1) 
Scovell, probably from those who lived in that part 
of Essex which is now Centerbrook. The children 
were separated so early from their home and parents 
that they had no knowledge of their parentage. 


Children born at Haddam. 
2. i. Erastus, born Nov. 30, 1798; married Phoebe Sawyer. 
ii. Temperance, born in 1797 (?); died Dec. 6, 1815, 
aged 16 years, or more. (Church record of Dr. 
David D. Field.) 

iii. Russell, born ; said to have died unmarried. 

On Feb. 10, 1823, Erastus and Russell Scovill conveyed 
to Julius Scovill land in Haddam. (Haddam Land 
Records, vol. 20, page 200.) 
iv. Matthew, born about 1804; married Aug. 10, 1826, 
at New Haven, Sarah Dorman of New Haven. 

2. Erastus^ Scovill, born Nov. 30, 1798, at 
Haddam (?); died in East Haddam about 1835; 
married Phoebe Sawyer, born in 1798. 

He was a ship carpenter and lived all his life in 
East Haddam, at the Upper Landing. 

Children born at East Haddam. 
i. Temperance, born about 1819; married Almon Capen 

of Norwich, 
ii. Erastus, born about 1821; married Esther Newman; 
died at Buffalo, N. Y. 

3. iii. Henry Williams, born about 1823; married (1) Mary 

Lamb; (2) Lucy Batchelor. 
iv. Chariotte, born Oct. 12, 1826; married Willard W. 

Green of Norwich, Connecticut, 
v. Matthew, born about 1830; married Julia Bevin of 

East Hampton, Connecticut; he died at Buffalo, N. Y. 

4. vi. William W., born June 27, 1834; married Mary Jane 


3. Henry Willi ams^ Scovill (Erastus^), born in 

East Haddam about 1823; died ; married first 

Mary Lamb; second Lucy Batchelor; but Herbert 
A. Scovill says that his mother's name was Marian 

Henry W. Scovill resided at Packerville, Connecti- 
cut, at one time.^ 


i. Herbert Arthur, born ; married Dec. 9, 1881, at 

Newport, R. I., Sarah Elizabeth Smith, born Aug. 29, 
1860, at Newport, R. I.; daughter of Norris and Ann 
(MiUington) Smith of Newport. Residence Newport, 
where he is a marine engineer. Episcopalian. Children: 
Herbert Arthur, born Oct. 26, 1883, died July 4, 1887; 
Harry Williams, born Oct. 16, 1885; married June 19, 
1911, Etta Perry Tripp; Edwin Williams, born Feb. 25, 

4. William W.^ Scoville (Erastus^), born June 
27, 1834, at East Haddam; died there Dec. 27, 1904; 
married Mary Jane Ufford, born March 23, 1831; 
daughter of John and Martha (Brainard) Ufford of 
Middle Haddam. 

William W. Scoville lived all his life at East Had- 
dam, and was in the employ of Luther Boardman and 
Son, silver workers, for nearly forty years. 
Children born at East Haddam. 
5. i. William Henry, born July 7, 1857; married Harriet 
ii. Caroline E., born March 7, 1863; died March 13, 1864. 

5. William H.' Scoville (William W.^, Erastus^), 
born July 7, 1857, at East Haddam; died there in 
1911; married April 3, 1878, Harriet Brooks. 

He engaged at various times as marketman; also 
was in the livery business, and proprietor of the Gelston 
House until he sold out in 1891. He was a deputy 
sheriff for fifteen years and one of the Commissioners 
of Middlesex County from 1895 to 1902, when he 
resigned to accept the appointment of jailer for the 
county, and removed to Haddam. This position he 
held until he was appointed State Labor Commissioner, 
and that position he was holding at the time of his 
death. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1899, 
and served as a member of the Committee on Railroads. 


Children horn at East Haddam. 
i. William Ogden, born March 31, 1890. 
ii. George E., born April 9, 1893. 

II. AsABiA ScoviLL, born 1782; died at Waterbury, 
April 29, 1808. In Capt. James Upson's record he is 
called Asabia Baxter, but his gravestone is inscribed: 
"Mr. AsabiaScovill." 

The Probate Court, Dec. 22, 1812, ordered Richard 
Welton, administrator, "to pay the said estate to 
Anna Fleming, the mother, and John Fleming, her 
husband, to give a receipt for the same." 

III. 1. Chester! Scovill, born Oct. 19, 1799, 
at Southington; died June 12, 1845, at Hamden; 
married Jan. 22, 1825, Minerva Wilmot, born Feb. 21, 
1802, at Bethany; died Dec. 4, 1891, at Chester; 
daughter of Walter Wilmot of Bethany, Connecticut. 


2. i. Ozro, born Dec. 29, 1825; married Harriet N. Lines. 

3. ii. George, born Oct. 27, 1827; married Harriet Harrison, 
iii. Elizabeth C, born Dec. 3, 1829; married Sept. 13, 

1848, at Waterbury, Conn., Isaac E. Ailing, born 
Sept. 11, 1829, at Hamden; son of Ezra AlHng. 
Mrs. Ailing died May 24, 1850; no children. 
iv. Jane A., born March 1, 1832; died Feb. 26, 1855; 

4. V. William Walter, born Dec. 25, 1836; married Martha 

C. Talmadge. 
vi. Franklin, born Aug. 8, 1838; went to sea and was 

never heard from, 
vii. Hannah Maria, born Dec. 16, 1840; died July 15, 

1856, at Piatt's Mills; unmarried, 
viii. Etta Minerva, born April 3, 1843; died Jan. 11, 
1885, at Waterbury; unmarried. 

5. ix. Henry Chester, born Dec. 9, 1845; married (1) 

Mary S. Beach; (2) Mrs. Sarah A. Stearns. 

2. OzRO^ ScoviLL {Chester"), born Dec. 29, 1825, 
at Naugatuck; died Feb. 23, 1854, at Watertown; 
married April 30, 1848, Harriet N. Lines, born Feb. 2, 


1827; daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (English) 
Lines. Mrs. Scovill married second Feb. 1, 1866, 
Henry W. Sharpe of Monroe, Connecticut; married 
third Lockhart Howard of New Haven. No children. 

3. George* Scovill {Chester"), born Oct. 27, 1827; 
died 1852, at New Haven; married Aug. 7, 1850, 
Harriet Harrison, daughter of Israel Harrison of 
Wallingford. She died 1853 at Wallingford. No 

4. William Walter' Scoville {Chester^), born 
Dec. 25, 1836; died Nov. 3, 1873, at Bethany, and 
was buried at Prospect; married Feb. 27, 1869, at 
Bethany, Martha C. Talmadge of Prospect. 

Mrs. Scoville married second Miles Payne of 
Cheshire. No children. 

5. Henry Chester' Scoville {Chester'^), born Dec. 
9, 1845; died Sept. 12, 1912, at Chester; married first 
Sept. 30, 1872, Mary S. Beach of New Haven; she 
died and he married second Dec. 16, 1875, Mrs. Sarah 
A. Stearns, who died at Chester, Jan. 24, 1914; daughter 
of William H. Sullivan. 

Henry C. Scoville came from New York in the 
early eighties, and was a clerk in the store of his father- 
in-law, William H. Sullivan, at Chester, for some time. 
After Mr. Sullivan's death, Mr. Scoville conducted the 
store for many years, until ill health compelled his 
retirement. He was a man of pleasant personality, 
and made many friends. He served the town in 
various capacities, with faithfulness and credit to 
himself. He was a Mason, and also a member of 

I. O. O. F. 

i. Mamie, born ; residence Chester; unmarried. 


IV. 1. William! Scoville, born Oct. 28, 1821; 
died June 30, 1900, at Norfolk, Connecticut; married 
Dec, 1843, Lucy Ann Heady, daughter of John and 
Sarah Heady of Norfolk. 

Family tradition declares that this William Scoville 
was born at New Haven; that the boy's father was a 
tailor or clothier, and was drowned when his son was 
young, and that his mother's name was Sperry and 
that the boy had an uncle Stephen Scovill. If this 
tradition is genuine, it proves that this William was 
the son of William (See No. 105) and Dorcas (Sperry) 
Scovill of Durham, N. Y., and New Haven. Yet 
New Haven records and gravestone appear to indicate 
that William, son of William and Dorcas, died at 
New Haven, in 1866, aged 44 years and unmarried. 
There is an error of some kind here, which it has been 
impossible to correct. 

William Scoville was brought up at Northfield, 
Connecticut, and enlisted in Company F, Second 
Regiment of Connecticut Heavy Artillery, in Decem- 
ber, 1863, and was mustered out August, 1865. He 
was a carpenter by trade, and did cabinetmaking and 
repairing at his shop in Norfolk. 

Children born at Norfolk. 
2. i. George W., born April 10, 1845; married Anna M. 

ii. Hester, born . 

iii. Sarah, born ; died young. 

iv. James, born . 

V. Ada Maria, born ; married John Green at 

vi. Laura Jeanette, born ; married Mr. Drink- 
water of Norfolk. 

2. George W.^ Scoville (William^), born April 
10, 1845, at Norfolk; died there in 1912; married Nov. 
22, 1869, at Darien, Anna Mather Dayton of Stam- 
ford. She died at Norfolk, Sept., 1910. 


George W. Scoville was educated in the public 
schools of Norfolk. In Dec, 1863, he enlisted in the 
same regiment with his father, in Company F, Second 
Regiment of Heavy Artillery, and he served until the 
end of war; mustered out with the regiment in August, 
1865. He was present at the battles of Spottsylvania 
and Cold Harbor, and at the siege of Petersburg. 
He was with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley and 
at the battle of Winchester. After the war he re- 
turned to Norfolk; also attended a business college 
at Bridgeport. He then learned the carpenter's trade 
and followed it for ten years at Darien. In 1876, 
he returned to Norfolk, and after that date was in 
business as manufacturer and repairer of furniture, 
upholsterer, and undertaker. He was a member of 
the Masonic order and of the Congregational Church. 


i. George Clifford, born ; married Sarah Brown; 

in business with his father at Norfolk. Children: Harold, 

ii. Royal Lacy, born ; member of the firm of Ossing, 

Scoville & Co., bankers and brokers, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 

married and has one child. 
iii. David Leonard, born Feb. 12, 1875; married Aug. 24, 

1897, at Chicago, 111., Eva Gertrude Boardman, born 

June 28, 1877, at Keokuk, la.; daughter of James 

Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Kelsey) Boardman of 

Chicago. He is in the automobile business at Chicago; 

Congregationalist. Child: David Boardman, born Dec. 

25, 1899, at Washington, D. C. 
iv. Alfred Heady, born ; salesman for a firm of New 

York brokers; office at Cincinnati, O. 
V. Percy Dayton, born ; married; carpenter and 

builder at Cleveland, O. Child: Irene. 

vi. Frank, born ; died . 

vii. Horace Walter, born . 

viii. Bessie Lea, born . 

ix. Stanley Jay, born ; engaged in construction work 

at Morristown, N. J. 


V. 1. William Scovill, born about 1770 of 
parents unknown, died at Middletown, Connecticut, 
Dec. 24, 1858, aged 88 years; married Jan. 1, 1798 
(recorded in records of First Church of Middletown), 
Rebecca Gage. 

William Scovill must have settled in Middletown 
soon after his majority. In 1808 he was living on 
Main Street in that place and was then or afterwards 
the owner of considerable real estate. 

Children born at Middletown. 
i. Henry, born about 1803. "Died at Bridgeport, 
Conn., about Aug. 20, 1825, Henry Scovil aged 22, 
son of Capt. William Scovil of Middletown, Conn." 
(Newspaper of the period.) 
ii. Mary Ann, born about 1805; died at Middletown, 
Oct. 1, 1885, aged 80 years, 1 month, and 21 days, 
iii. Charles M., born about 1808; died May 27, 1881, at 
Middletown, Conn., aged 72 years, 9 months and 
12 days. A bookkeeper, unmarried. 

VI. William Scovill, born March 10, 1804, in 
Middletown; died May 30, 1841, at Plymouth, 
but was re-interred Sept. 26, 1856, in Riverside Ceme- 
tery, Waterbury; married Nov. 20, 1828, Nancy Cook, 
daughter of Joseph and Anna Cook, born Nov. 16, 
1801; died Jan. 24, 1868, and was buried in Riverside 
Cemetery at Waterbury. 

It is not certain that this William Scovill was the 
son of William and Rebecca (Gage) Scovill of Middle- 
town. One who was twelve years old when William 
died says that he had no brother or sister. He was 
a clock maker, and came to Waterbury from Plymouth, 
Connecticut, about 1830; married in Waterbury but 
returned to Plymouth. He may have been the William 
Scovill who settled Percy Scovill's estate at Plymouth 
in 1839. They may have been brothers. No children. 


VII. Harriet E., Scovill, born Oct. 7, 1813, at 
Waterbury, Connecticut; died Aug. 15, 1882, at 
Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio; married Oct. 13, 
1831, at Vernon, Eber Banning Clark, born in Con- 
necticut. One record states that he was born June 
18, 1812, at Granby, Connecticut. In a Bible which 
belonged to Mrs. Wealthyann (Holcomb) Clark, mother 
of Eber B. Clark, it is recorded that her son Eber was 
born in Hartland, Connecticut, June 16, 1811, and 
that he died at Vernon, O., Aug. 30, 1882, aged 71 
years. The second record is probably the correct one. 
Eber B. and Harriet (Scovill) Clark resided at 
Vernon, Trumbull County, Ohio, where he was a 

Children born at Vernon, Ohio. 
i. Lucy H., born Oct. 28, 1832; married Sept. 17, 1854, at 
Pymatuning, Pa., Augustus H. Hyde, born July 9, 
1824, at Vernon, O. She died at Pymatuning. No 
ii. Marinda M., born Aug. 11, 1835; died Sept. 23, 1861, at 
Vernon, O.; married Jan. 1, 1856, at Vernon, William 
Kelly. No children. 
iii. Sylvester Henry, born April 10, 1840; died at Vernon, O., 
Feb. 29, 1912; married Oct. 10, 1861, at Adamsville, 
Pa., Rhoda Miner. She is dead. Children: Almina L., 
born Oct. 18, 1862, at Vernon, O.; died Nov. 22, 1865; 
Eber Banning, born Dec. 22, 1864, at Vernon, O. He 
was living at Champion, Trumbull County, O., in 1912. 


CJjapter jfibe 

There is no evidence that William, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, had any vassal named Scoville when he invaded 
England or at any later time. Nevertheless the Nor- 
man origin of Ralph de Scoville of Turweston should 
not be doubted. As a knight of the Norman lord, 
Roger de la Zouche, he held a relation to his overlord 
which only a Norman could hold. 

There are two families in England, contemporary 
with the Scovilles, having surnames similar to theirs. 
One is Escorcheveille (see footnote, page 19) ; the 
other is Scobbihull. The latter name in the seven- 
teenth century was spelled Scobble, Scoble, or Scobell. 
Mr. Hoppin holds that the Scobells and the Scovilles 
are distinct. The writer once believed that the emi- 
grants, John and Arthur Scovell, could have sprung 
from the Scobells. He has abandoned this theory, but 
inserts here the Scobell records he obtained, not as 
Scoville history, but in order to preserve them. 

Plymouth in Devonshire was an important port 
of departure for shipping on the voyage to New Eng- 
land. A large and important colony left this port in 
1630 and settled at Dorchester in New England, and 
many of them later settled at Windsor, Connecticut. 
It is natural and reasonable to suppose that later 
emigrations from Devonshire to New England followed 
a like route. That at least one man named John 
Scobell did so is a fact of record. Thomas Lechford, 
an early lawyer at Boston (Lechford 's Note Book, 
pages 190-1 of the MS., page 342 of the printed vol- 
ume), mentions a man named John Scobell, a car- 
penter living at Boston and Dorchester, who brought 
suit against John Holland of Dorchester for retaining 
wages alleged to be due to him. The whole passage 


is too long to quote in full here. There is no evidence 
in Lechford's Notes to prove that this John Scobell 
had or did not have a family in New England or any- 
where; the records of Dorchester and of Boston do not 
mention him. His later history is unknown. But 
it remains a fact that he was in New England in 1639 
or 1640. 

Such records of the Devonshire family as the 
writer has been able to obtain are here submitted. 
Some 66 wills and administrations under the name 
Scobble, Scoble, Scobell (variant spellings) have been 
found. The persons concerned lived in the parishes 
of Harford, Plimpton Morris, North Huish, Plym- 
outh, Plimpton Mary, East Allington, Salcombe, 
Stokenham, Slapton, Dipford, Holne, Egbuckland, 
Buckland Monachorum, Walkhampton, Bereferris, 
Meavey, Tavistock, Lamerton, Listleigh, Woodley, 
Dartington, Dean Prior, Bigbury, Revelstock, and 
Halwell. The dates of these wills and administrations 
run from 1598 to 1700. Some of these parishes have 
registers extant from the sixteenth century. A great 
amount of work in addition to what has been done 
will be necessary to obtain all the evidence that the 
records here mentioned contain. 

Scobell Wills. 

I. Will of Mychaell Scoble of Est allyngton yeoman dated 
10 Feb. 1598. [Abstract] To be buried in church of Esteal- 
lyngton. To poor of same 5/. To my son Walter Scoble 10 
sheep on my ground in Warlewn; to every of my son Arter 
Scobles children one sheep; to Mary Partridge my daughter 
one sheep and to every of her children one sheep ; to my daughter 
Alyce Wonmouth a sheep; to John Wakeham son of William 
Wakeham deceased and son of said Alyce on heffer, etc.; to 
my daughter Honor Scoble £40, £20 to be paid by my son 
John Scoble being due to me by the promise of said John at his 
marriage and the other £20 on the day of [her] marriage; to 


Bennett Scoble my kinsman one sheep; to my Cosen Elizabeth 
Scoble sister of said Bennett one sheep; to godchildren 4d 
each; to my said son John Scoble half of my estate in said 
ground called Warrlewn, my wife Elizabeth to have the use 
of the one half for life; to Mary Scoble my daughter in law 
one sheep; residue to Elizabeth my wife and makes her executrix. 
No signature or seal. Overseer John Sloote. Witnesses John 
Sloote, John Scoble of Nutcomb. Will proved 24 March 
1598 by the Executrix. 

II. Nuncupative will of AHce Scoble of Dipford, spinster, 
dated June 20, 11 Charles I. mentions Anthony Scoble, my 
godson; William Downing's four children; John Scoble the 
younger and his two children; Johane Downing wife of Richard 
Downing; Orige Lavers Executrix. Overseers John Scoble 
the elder and William Downing of Dipford. Witnesses John 
Scoble and Thomas Destine. Proved 9 March, 1635. 

III. March 10, 1647. Administration of the goods of 
John Scoble late of Dartington, Devon, granted to Arthur and 
Jonathan Scoble of Dartington, farmers, his sons. Bond of 
the administrators signed by signs, plain seals; farmers. 
Amount of Bond, £50. Inventory Feb., 1647, £11,11,4. 

IV. Will of John Scobble of Nutcombe in East Allington, 
Devon, dated 8 Nov. 1648. To the poor of East Allington; 
to Elizabeth Scobble by sister £250 in lieu of my father's legacy 
and my own & £5 in lieu of money given by my mother's last 
will; to my brother Michaell Scobble my land for life and 
after his decease to his heirs male and for want of such issue to 
Johane Scobble my brother Michael's wife during my sister 
Elizabeth Scobble's life paying said Elizabeth my sister £4 
a year during said Elizabeth's life and after her decease and 
for want of such issue my will is that my Cozen William Scobble 
of Slap ton and his heirs male shall enjoy the same, and for 
want of such issue to the next heir male nearest in kindred of 
the name of Scobble. Either that shall enjoy my lands 3 
years after decease of my brother Michael and sister Elizabeth 
Scobble's decease shall pay my brother Michael Scobble's 
children £500. Servant, apprentice, godchildren and other 
have legacies, mostly small. Residue to brother Michael and 
make him Executor. John Scoble. [No seal.] 
Witnesses John Roope, Wm. Belfield. Will proved April 5, 
1649. Inventory, £114, 4, 0. 

V. Will of John Scobbell of Mayvie, dated Jan. 3, 1636. 
Sick. Bequest to Margaret Allen, her sister Sibwell, Walter 


Sanders, Phillip Scobbell. Rest to wife. Wife and Richard 
Scobbell to be executors. Signed by mark. Proved March 
30, 1636. Inventory, £50. Is called a husbandman. 

VI. Will of Philip Scobble of Staverton, yeoman, dated 
June 19, 1654. [P.C.C. Alchin 5. 1654.] To Grace wife of 
Thomas Head of Dean Prior; to Anne wife of Robert Pinson 
of Modbury; to Grace Hamlune, widow, of Ogborough; to 
Susan wife of Nicholas Pinson; to John Deering of Ogborough 
and to Hugh his brother and to Hugh's three daughters; to 
Susan wife of Thomas Gotham of Ogborough; to Sibill Heale, 
widow, of Brent; to Susan daughter of John Scobble of Staverton 
and to Robertha her sister; to John Scobble son of the said 
John Scobble; to Geffery son of said John Scobble; to Hugh 
son of said John Scobble; to Thomas Gelding of Staverton 
and to John and Philip his brothers, and to Elizabeth and 
Susan Gelding; to Grace sers^ant of Richard Mudge of Staver- 
ton; to Hugh and Hannah Lord his wife; to Thomsin Ward 
and her two wards; to Nicholas Beare and wife of Staverton; 
to Richard Whiteway and wife of Staverton; to the two sons 
of Hugh Hawkes of Staverton; to Hugh Hawkes' three sisters; 
to Joane servant of George Gaunter of Staverton and to Dorathy 
daughter of George Gaunter; to Elias Furse, his wife and three 
sons; to Geffery Scobble his five sons of Woodley; to Johane 
Burgin of Brixam a certain field called Kilburry Parke in Buck- 
fastleigh; to Elias son of Geffery Scobble of Dean Prior; to 
my sister Grace her daughter Grace; to Nicholas Jane his 
children; to Thomas Vilrey his other three daughters beside 
Joane Burgin; to Elizabeth wife of Richard Mudge of Staverton; 
to Sumion Lambhead of Brente and his wife; residue to John 
and JefTery Scobble, sonnes of Jeffery Scobble of Dean Prior, 
executors. Jeffery Scobble senior and George Gaunter overseers. 

Witnesses Philip Scoble, Jeffery Scoble, Nicholas Bovey, 
Amie Lambshead. Proved 8 Aug., 1654, by the executors. 

VII. Will of Geffery Scobell of Deane Prior, yeoman, 
dated Jan. 18, 1654 [P.C.C. Aylett 431. 1655.] To poor of Dean 
Prior and Buckfastleigh. To Geffery Scobell my sonne lands 
called Ardislade als Tardislade in Deane Prior; all my cattle, 
my great crocke, best featherbed, all my plowe stuffe & imple- 
ments for husbandrye; to Ellize Scobell my sonne messuage 
or Tenement called Lower Combe in Buchfastleigh and rever- 
sions at Buchfastleigh and Deane Prior; to son-in-law Thomas 
Heads children; to Robert Wingson's daughter Anne; to my 
cozen Sibwell Hele's children, to my cozen Joane Eaden's 
children; to mj^ cozen Hugh Deering's children; residue to 


sonnes Geffery Scoble and Ellize Scobell executors. My cozen 
Geffery Scobell and my brother-in-law Thomas Hele overseers. 
Witnesses Will Colling, Ann Wington; Amy Lambshead. 

[Codicil] If it please God my sonne John Scobell do recover 
his sickness he to have my land called Ardislade forever, my 
best featherbed, all plowe stuff e, great crocke and chittle; 
and Geffery to have in lieu [thereof?] the tenement called Lower 
Combe & the moyetie of my reversions estates in Buckfastleigh, 
and Deane Prior. Jan. 18, 1654. Proved 26 Nov. 1655, by 
Ellice Scobell; again proved 18 Jan. 1655, by Geffery Scoble. 

VIII. Will of John Scoble the elder of Modbury, Devon, 
worsted comber dated 19 Aug. 1657. [P.C.C. Ruthen 332. 1657.] 
To poor of Modbury. To daughter Mary Scoble £50 due to 
me by bond; to son John Scoble the younger £40 at 21 years; 
to my daughter Elizabeth £40 at 21 years; to child unborn. 
Wife Mary Scoble ; cosin John Scoble; brother William Scoble, 
brother-in-law Richard Baker. Proved 19 Sept. 1657, by the 

IX. Will of Gadge Scoble of Milton in parish of Buckland 
Monachorum, Devon, Hellier, dated Dec. 1, 1656, [P.C.C. 
Wotten 54. 1658.] To be buried within church or yard of Buck- 
land Monochorum. To the repairs of said parish church; 
to my sister Margaret Scoble; to my sister Prudence Warren; 
to Joane Phelpe, my sister's daughter; to my servants [named]. 
Residue to my nephew John Scoble sonne of John Scoble my 
brother, deceased, executor. Proved July 17, 1658. 

X. Nuncupative will of Thomasin Scobell of Lamerton, 
CO. Devon, widow, dated Jan. 17, 1664-5. To Honor Warren, 
my grandchild; to Thomasine Warren my daughter the residue 
of all my goods and chattells, she to be executrix. Inventory 
taken April 10, 1665, £15-8-6. Will proved April 12, 1665. 

XI. Will of Michaell Scoble of Nutcombe in parish of 
East AUington, Devon, yeoman, dated Oct. 13, 1667. To 
the poor of the parish; to my daughter Mary £90 within one 
year; also the reversion I have in a Cottage in Woodley now 
in possession of William Rowe my father-in-law, after the 
death of said Wm. Rowe and Johan my now wife, she paying 
such rent and dues as I am bound to paie. To three daughters 
Johan, Elizabeth and Hannah £100 apeice when 21; to Alse 
my daughter £50 when 21 and £50 more, which I order Richard 
Scoble my sonn to pay her at her age of 21. If he refuse to 
pay, she shall enter upon my lands called Scoble in the parish 
of Charelton for term of nyne yeares, after decease of Johan 


my wife, but to make no such entry till she be 21. My house- 
hold goods to Richard Scoble my sonn, my wife to have use of 
same till my sonn be 21. Residue to Johan my wife, executrix. 
Beloved friends John Karrell, the elder of Gimsons Lee & William 
Nicholls, yeomen, overseers. Michaell Scoble 

the signe of 
Witnesses Ry Hingeston, John Hurrell, Elizabeth E. Scoble 

Good estate. Inventory taken 19 Dec, 1670. This will 
bears a seal with impression of arms, the same as used by John 
Scoble in 1691. 

XII. Administration granted 21 Jan. 1668, to Elizabeth 
Scobele of Holbeton, the Relict of Arthur Scobele late of Woodley. 
No inventory preserv^ed. 

XIII. Will of John Scobell of Diptford, yeoman, dated 
27 June, 1670. To Mary my wife whole profitts and Rents 
of all my messuage and Tenement in Diptford until my sonne 
John shall accomplish his full age of 21, then my executor to 
pay unto Mary my wife Twelve pounds yeerly during her 
life as a annuity out of my said Tenement in Goosnoll in Diptford. 
To my Sonne William and to my daughter Mary £30 each 
when 21. Residue to son John executor. Will proved 26 
June, 1674. 

XIV. Will of Elizabeth Scoble of Hendume in parish of 
Woodlie, Devon, spinster, dated Nov. 1, 1683. To the poor 
of Estallwintone ; to my cousin Richard Scoble and to his 
daughter Mary; to Mary Phinhey and Johane Hurrell, my 
kinswomen; to my cosen Elizabeth Elston; to Honor Tucker 
my kinswoman and to her sonne Luis Tucker; to my cosen 
Alse Scoble; to Michael Parteridg; to my cosen W^alter Scoble's 
children. Other bequests. To my sister Joane Scoble three 
pound. Residue to John Hurrell ye younger, my kinsman; 
if he die before the age of on & five Richard Scoble home i 
desier to be truste, shall keep itt for the said John Hurrell; 
John Hurrell executor. 

The signe of 
Elizabeth X. Scoble 
Witnesses Richard Hurrell, Susan Gaye, Margery Blunt. Will 
proved 18 Jan., 1683, by Richard Scoble and John Hurrell. 
Inventory, £216:5:6. 

These wills, with the exception of those marked P. C. C., 
which are at London, are on record or file in the various Arch- 
deaconry Courts of Devon, at Exeter, Totnes, Tavistock, etc., 
but it should be noted that there are no Scoble or Scobell wills 


on record in the Archdeaconry Court of Barnstaple, which 
comprises all the northwestern part of the county of Devon. 
From this it is to be inferred that the residence of Scobles in 
this part of the county was of comparatively short duration. 

Parish Registers. 

Register of Barnstaple, co. Devon. 

Thomas Scobble married Elizabeth Frayne Feb. 11, 1582. 

Alice Scobble married John Somerville Oct. 28, 1592. 

Chrystover son of Thomas Scobble of Tawton baptized 
July 2, 1575. 

Jhone daughter of John Skobble of Newporte baptized Oct. 
24, 1585. 

Catheren daughter of Thomas Skobbell of Newport bapt. 
Dec. 31, 1586. 

Children of Arthur Scobble. 

Mary baptized Oct. 10, 1624. 

Arthur baptized Oct. 8, 1626. 

Joan baptized Feb. 15, 1628. 

Walter baptized March 10, 1632. 

Catherine baptized May 8, 1636; buried Dec. 12, 1642. 

Robert baptized July 21, 1639. 

George baptized June 5, 1642. 

Tawton is probably Bishops Tawton, a place near Barnstaple, 
and Newporte is a hamlet in the parish of Barnstaple. The 
register of Tawton dates from 1558; it has been searched from 
1620 to 1690 only, and this search yielded only: — 

Henry Baker and Elizabeth Scobble married Sept. 29, 1629. 

In 1647 an epidemic of the plague visited Barnstaple and 

vicinity. There was a general exodus of the population from 

the parish, and this may be the reason why there are no later 

Scobble entries on the registers. 

Transcripts of parish registers at Exeter, Parish of East 

1609. The wardens there Edward Wakeham, John Scoble. 

1614. Wyllyam Scobble was buryed the xxvjth day of 

1617. Willimus filius Frauncisci Scoble vicessimo secundo 
Julii. (A burial, occurring on July 22, 1617.) 

1641. Mary the daughter of Thomas Scoble & Johan his 
wiffe was (baptized). Date lost. 

1641. Ann Scoble was buried Maye 18th. 


Parish of Woodleigh. The Transcripts yielded but one 
Scoble entry: 

1639. The xix day of May was baptized Arthure the son 
of Geffrey Scobble. 

At Barnstaple, Devonshire, is an old book of the "seating 
of the meeting house" there from 1642. The town clerk reports 
that the name of Scoble does not occur in it. 

The registers of Buckland Monachorum contain numerous 
Scoble entries from 1543 onward, and so do most of the parishes 
named in the foregoing Scoble wills, but they have not been 
searched thoroughly. It seems more than probable that in 
these wills and registers that we have found the family of John 
Scobell of Lechford's Note Book. 

It was not the intention to include the descendants 
of Arthur Scovell of Boston, Mass., and Middletown 
and Lyme, Conn., in this volume, but it has been 
thought desirable to give a list of articles already 
in print concerning Arthur Scovell and his descendants 
and a very condensed account of his posterity. The 
printed genealogies are but partial. They are: — 

1. Scoville Family Records, a Preliminary Brochure. 
Compiled by Charles R. Eastman. Pp. 23; privately printed. 
1910. (Chiefly general and historical.) 

2. Scoville Family Records. Part II. Descendants of 
Arthur Scovell of Boston, Middletown, and Lyme. By Charles 
R. Eastman. Pp. 24; privately printed. 1910. (Incomplete 
and in some parts incorrect.) 

3. Scoville Family Records. Part III. Harwinton, Conn., 
Branch. Edited by Charles R. Eastman. Pp. 31; privately 
printed. 1911. (Reliable; based upon material collected during 
a number of j^ears by Mrs. Jennie M. Scoville Wheeler of Tor- 
rington. Conn. Contains sixty-three heads of families descend- 
ing from EzekieP Scovill {Stephen^, Arthur^.) 

Part II, mentioned above, has been reissued with extensive 
additions and corrections by Charles R. Eastman in the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record for April and June, 


Descendants of Arthur Scovell. 

For the benefit of those into whose hands this 
volume may fall, and to whom the above-mentioned 
genealogies may be inaccessible, a very brief and 
condensed account of Arthur Scovell and his male 
descendants is here given : — 

Arthur Scovell 1, b. in England, appears in Boston, Mass., 
with wife Joanna; removed to Middletown, Conn,, in 1670, 
and to Lyme, Conn., about 1678; d. Middletown, Feb. 7, 
1706-7; date of wife's death not found. Children b. at Boston: 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1662, d. young; Arthur 2, b. Jan. 24, 1663/4; 
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1665, d. young; Elizabeth, b. Mar. 18, 
1667, m. William Borden of Lyme; James 3, b. June 13, 1670; 
John 4, b. about 1672 Middletown; Stephen 5, b. 1680-84 
at Lyme. 

Second Gen. Arthur 2, d. Lyme, June 24, 1694; m. Rachel 
who m. (2) Nathaniel Hudson. Children: Arthur 6, 

b. Jan. 3, 1691/2; James, b. Jan. 9, 1693/4, d. Feb. 16, 1693/4. 

James 3, d. Dec. 14, 1711, Middletown; m. Hannah . 

Children: 7 daus. and James 7, b. Mar. 25, 1700. John 4, 
d. Dec. 12, 1712, Middletown; m. Mary Lucas. Children: 

3 daus. and John 8, b. July 5, 1701; William 9, b. Mar. 15, 
1705/6; Ebenezer 10, b. Nov. 27, 1707, d. Nov. 26, 1731, Hadley, 
Mass., unm. Stephen 5, d. East Haddam 1752; m. Sarah 
Champion. Children: 2 daus. and Stephen 11, b. Aug. 20, 
1706; Arthur 12, b. about 1710; Ezekiel 13, b. June 12, 1712; 
Hezekiah 14, b. about 1714; Daniel 15, b. about 1718; Thomas 
16, b. June 16, 1722; Nathan 17, b. about 1724. 

Third Gen. Arthur 6, d. Colchester, June 25, 1774; m. 

Elizabeth . Children: James 18, b. Jan. 18, 1711/12 

John 19, b. 1716; Elisha 20, b. 1734; and 3 daus. James 7 
d. at Meriden, Mar. 27, 1788; m. Rebecca . Children 

4 daus. and Samuel 21, b. Sept. 6, 1731; James 22, b. Sept. 14 
1733; Elijah 23, b. July 15, 1738; Elisha 24, b. Oct. 15, 1742 
Moses, b. Aug. 11, 1745, d. Mar. 29, 1756. John 8, d 

m. Hannah Cogswell. Children: John 25, b. Nov. 3, 1725 
Stephen 26, b. Mar. 1, 1728/9; Ebenezer 27, b. Oct. 12, 1731 
Westall 28, b. Feb. 17, 1733/4; James (?); Peter (?). William 


9, d. Feb. 17, 1754, Saybrook (Essex); m. Ruth Webb. Chil- 
dren: Noah 29, b. May 5, 1732; Elijah 30, b. 1734; William 

31, b. ; Matthew 32, b. Jan. 3, 1743; Ezra 33, h. about 

1748; Dan 34, b. about 1752; and 3 daus. Stephen 11, d. 
East Haddam, 1780; m. Rebecca Millard. Children: 5 daus. 
and Stephen, b. Sept. 19, 1729; d. Sept. 29, 1751, unm.; Samuel 
35, b. Sept. 29, 1731; Timothy 36, b. Sept. 20, 1737; Henry 
37, b. Mar. 16, 1740; Stephen 38, b. Jan. 4, 1752. Arthur 12, 
d. East Haddam, June 1, 1761; m. Phoebe Willey. Children: 

3 daus. and Abner 39, b. about 1732; Arthur 40, b. about 1735. 
Ezekiel 13, d. Harwinton, Conn., Aug. 5, 1791; m. Mindweli 
Barber. Children: 6 daus. and Ezekiel 41, b. Jan. 5, 1744; 
Joseph 42, b. July 21, 1751. Hezekiah 14, d. July 20, 1753, at 
East Haddam; m. Mary Gates. Children: Ephraim 43, b. 
Oct. 25, 1741; Judah 44, b. Jan. 12, 1745/6; Jonah 45, b. Sept. 
1, 1750. Daniel 15, d. East Haddam; m. but no child. Thomas 
16, d. Orwell, Vt., May 25, 1791; m. (1) Jerusha Scovell; (2) 

Bathsheba . Children: 3 daus. and Thomas 46, b. 

Feb. 20, 1753; Jesse 47, b. about 1759; Daniel 48, b. about 
1761; Nathan 49, b. 1768; Ephraim 50, b. June 27, 1771; 
Champion 51, b. 1773; Hezekiah 52, b. 1777. Nathan 17, 

d. at St. Albans, Vt. (?); m. Mary . Children: 

Jedediah; Nathan 53, b. Mar. 26, 1772; Hezekiah 54; and 
2 daus. 

Fourth Gen. James 18, d. ; m. Elizabeth Chamber- 
lain. Children: 5 daus. and Thomas 55; James 56; Arthur 
57, b. Apr. 14, 1752; Isaac 58, b. May 5, 1754 (or 56). John 
19, d. July 5, 1784, ae 69, Canaan, N. H.; m. (1) Sarah Alger, 
(2) Sarah Crocker. Children: 3 daus. and Eleazer 59, b. 
July 12, 1754; John 60, b. June 12, 1756. John 19 and family 
wrote name Scofield. Elisha 20, d. 1797, Exeter, Luzern Co., 
Pa.; m. Eliphael Bliss. Children: 3 daus. and Jonathan 61, 
b. Mar. 6, 1757; David 62, b. Aug. 10, 1759; James 63, b. 1762; 
Silas 64, b. ; Orr 65, b. . Samuel 21, d. Northum- 
berland, Saratoga Co., N. Y., after 1803; m. Abigail Yale. 
Children: 1 dau. and John 66, b. Jan. 15, 1756; Samuel 67, 
b. Oct. 14, 1757; Levi 68, b. June 29, 1762; Amasa 69, b. Nov. 

21, 1765; Thomas 70, b. . James 22, d. June 1, 1775 

or 76 at Meriden, Conn.; m. Hannah Hough. Children: 

4 daus. and Moses, b. June 15, 1757, d. Feb. 28, 1811, unm.; 
David 71, b. Sept. 1, 1758; James 72, b. Aug. 11, 1772; Luther 

73, b. 1775. Elijah 23, d. Meriden, Conn. Apr. 22, 1810; m. 
(1) Jemima Shailer, (2) Hannah Frary. Children: 3 daus. 
and Elijah, b. Aug. 17, 1774, d. Mar. 18, 1798, unm.; Eleazer 

74, b. Feb. 22, 1780. Elisha 24, d. Constableville or Turin, 


N. Y., 1827; m. (1) Mary Warner, (2) Mrs. Lydia (Foote) 
Baldwin. Children: 4 daus. and Lemuel 75, b. July 16, 1767; 
Reuben 76, b. Aug. 21, 1769; Elisha 77, b. Feb. 24, 1774; Oliver 
78, b. Apr. 13, 1776; Hezekiah 79, b. May 31, 1779. John 25, 
d. Guilford, Conn., Mar. 3, 1809; m. (1) Abigail Bishop, 
(2) Lucy Bradley. Children: 1 dau. and John 80, b. 
Feb. 22, 1751; Daniel 81, b. May 25, 1756; William 82, 

b. . Stephen 26, d. Brownsville or Watertown, N. Y., 

about 1820; Rev. soldier; m. Elizabeth Eggleston. Children: 
Stephen 83, b. about 1757; Ebenezer 84, b. Sept. 9, 1759; 
Lucy, b. Aug. 19, 1781, Winchester, Conn.; d. June 23, 1857; 
m. Peter Pratt of Stone Mills, Jefferson Co., N. Y. Westall 
28, d. West Granville, Mass., 1798 or 99; m. Huldah Buell. 
Children: 6 daus. and Westall 85, b. Mar. 28, 1757; Bela 
86, b. Mar. 1, 1758. Noah 29, d. July 25, 1782, Saybrook (Essex), 
Conn.; m. Anna or Hannah Pratt. Children: Anna, b. 
1756; m. Amos Peck, Jr., of Kensington, Conn.; Noah 87, b. 
1759. Elijah 30, d. Saybrook (Essex) before 1798; m. Sarah 
WilHams. Children: 5 daus. and Matthew 88, b. Jan. 24, 

1761; William 89, b. ; Elijah 90, b. ; John 91, 

b. . Matthew 32, d. Guilford, Conn., Sept. 6, 1805; m. 

(1) Hannah Beebe, (2) Sarah Tiley. Children: 5 daus. and 
Samuel 92, b. Jan. 22, 1766; Edward, b. Mar. 11, 1770, lost 
at sea 1795; Ezra 93, b. Apr. 13, 1772; Dan, b. Sept. 8, 1774, 
lost at sea 1795; Matthew, b. July 29, 1780, d. at sea July 4, 
1796; William 94, b. Feb. 17, 1784; Henry, b. Mar. 26, 1786, 
d. at sea July 26, 1826; Curtis 95, b. Dec. 1, 1795; Matthew 
96, b. Dec. 31, 1797. Ezra ZZ, d. Berlin, Conn., 1824; m. 
Azubah Gridley. Children: 2 daus. Dan 34, d. Nov. 29, 
1781, Colchester, but lived at Kensington in Farmington. 
Children: Dan and Mary, b. 1782, m. Dr. Wm. L. Foote. 
Samuel 35, d. Cornwall, Conn.; m. (1) Ruth Squires, (2) Mary 
Rowland. Children: 4 daus. and Jacob 97, b. Nov. 6, 1756; 

Samuel 98, b. Nov. 8, 1758; Joseph 99, b. ; Daniel 100, 

b. ; Jonah 101, b. ; Ezra 102, b. Oct., 1768; 

Stephen 103, b. ; Jonathan 104, b. . Timothy 

36, d. , Cornwall (?); m. Thankful Crocker. Children: 

2 daus. and Timothy 105, b. Sept. 13, 1762; Ithamar 106, b. 
Aug. 7, 1764; Ira 107, b. Sept. 25, 1766. Henry 37, d. about 
1765, Bolton, Conn.; m. Martha Taylor (?). Children: 1 
dau. and Henry 108, b. 1761. Stephen 38, d. at Corn- 
wall, Conn.; m. Mary Scovil {Arthur, Stephen, Arthur). Chil- 
dren: Levi 109, b. , and several others, "deaf and 

dumb." Ahner 39, d. , Brattleboro (?), Vt.; m. Elizabeth 

Harrison. Children: Abner 110, b. , and others. 


Arthur 40, d, , Horton, N. S.; m. . Children: 

William 111, b. ; Nathan 112, b. ; Abner 113, 

b. ; Levi 114, b. .V Ezekiel 41, d. Oct. 18, 1821, 

at Harwinton, Conn.; m. (1) Rebecca Thompson, (2) Mrs. 
Elizabeth Alford. Rev. soldier. Children: Daniel 115, b. 
Apr. 27, 1767; Abner 116, b. May 4, 1769; Asher 117, b. Sept. 

17, 1771; Ezekiel 118, b. Jan. 17, 1773; Stephen 119, b. July 
8, 1775; Joseph Thompson 120, b. June 6, 1777; Conet or 
Conant 121, b. May 27, 1779; Roswell 122, b. Mar. 11, 1782; 

4Levi 123, b. July 25, 1787. Joseph 42, d. Harwinton, Conn., 
July, 1833; m. Abigail Wilson. Children: 3 daus. and Joseph 
124, b. June 8, 1774; John 125, b. Dec, 1777; Champion 126, 
b. June 12, 1784. Ephraim 43, d, Winchester, Conn., July 
10, 1801; m. Sarah Saxton, Children: 1 dau. and Reuben 

127, b. Apr. 21, 1766. Judah 44, d. , Hamilton, N. Y. 

m. Mary Loomis. Children: 8 daus. Jonah 45, d. Apr. 1 
1831, Albany, N. Y.; lived before at Peru, Mass.; Rev. soldier 
m. Sarah Spencer. Children: 2 daus. and Jared 128, b. 1776 
Jonah 129, b. Feb. 15, 1777; Hezekiah 130, b. May 10, 1786 
Sylvester 131, b. Mar. 3, 1796. Thomas 46, d. Orwell, Vt. 
Apr. 7, 1813; m. Mrs. Rachel (Boardman) Wilcox. Children 
3 daus. and Asahel 132, b. Jan. 7, 1780; Josiah Boardman 133 
b. Aug. 31, 1783; Seymour 134, b. July 25, 1786; Hezekiah 
Wilcox 135, b. June 10, 1792. Jesse 47, d. Plymouth, Conn., 

May 20, 1828; m. Lucy . Children: 4 daus. and 

Henry 136, b. Mar. 28, 1790. Daniel 48, was living at Orwell, 
Vt., 1790; m. Rebecca . Children: 2 daus. and Frank- 
lin 137, b. ; Champion 138, b. . Nathan 49, 

d. in Wyoming Co., N. Y.; m. Chloe . Children: 

2 daus. and Linus 139, b. ; Orsamus, b. , d. unm. 

Ephraim 50, d. Sept. 20, 1859. Children born at St. Albans, 
Vt.: 2 daus. and Halsey Boardman 140, b. Sept. 13, 1794; 
Horace, b. Apr. 1, 1799, d. Oct. 3, 1820; Orrin 141, b. April 

18, 1801. Champion 51, d. in Province of Ontario, or at Long 

Point Island in Lake Erie; m. and had children, but 

no particulars thereof obtained. Hezekiah 52, d. Otto, N. Y.; 
m. in Vermont Amy Thompson. Children: 7 daus. and 

Roderick R. 142, b. about 1798; Nathan 143, b. ; Palmer 

144, b. . Nathan 53, d. Mar. 23, 1849, Warsaw, N. Y.; 

m. Seviah Owen. Children: 1 dau. and Elisha W. 145, b. 

Sept. 28, 1795; Eliphalet Owen 146, b. ; it is said that 

there were three other children. Hezekiah 54 may be identical 
with Hezekiah 52. No further particulars obtained. 

Fifth Gen. Eleazer 59, d. ; m. Temperance Calkins; 

lived at Canaan, N. H., and Canaan, Canada. Children: 


2 daus. and Eleazer, Nathan, Benjamin. John 60, d. ; 

m. Lydia Clark. Children: 5 daus. and John Bunyan, James, 
Jesse, Louis. Jonathan 61, d. Feb. 8, 1824, Salisbury, Conn.; 
m. Sarah Church. Children: 8 daus. and Samuel, b. March 
16, 1789; d. Mar. 26, 1794; David, b. Sept. 11, 1794; m. Mary 
S. Cutler; Samuel Church, b. June 18, 1804; m. Lois Dorcas 
Church. James 63, d. Exeter, Pa., Jan. 8, 1810; m. Thankful 

Nash. Children: 2 daus. and Gratz, b. 1797; m. 

Slocum; John S., b. 1804. Silas 64, d. June 28, 1824, Towanda, 
Pa.; m. Abigal Harris. Children: 4 daus. and Peter Harris, 
b. Feb. 28, 1801; Harry, b. Feb. 13, 1803; Silas, b. Oct. 14, 
1808; Joseph Jenkins, b. Nov. 4, 1810. Orr 65, d. in Kingstown, 
Ind., removing from Bradford Co., Pa.; m. (1) Polly Rutty; 
(2) Fannie Harris. Children: 4 daus. and Ezra; Elisha, m. 
Hannah Kendall; James, John Orr, Nathan. John 66, d. 

; m. June 4, 1778, Plymouth, Conn., Elizabeth Baldwin; 

removed to Moreau, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Had children Jotham, 
Nicholas? Samuel 67, d. June 3, 1824; Rev. soldier; m. Sept. 
27, 1780, Lydia Hitchcock. Children: 1 dau. and Andrew 
(or Anson?), Miles, Samuel, Russell, Marcus, Henry, b. 1801. 
Levi 68, d. 1828, Luzern, Saratoga Co., N. Y., m. May 1, 1783, 
Plymouth, Conn., Content Dunbar; lived at Moreau and 
Luzern. Children: 2 daus. and Lyman, b. Oct. 19, 1783, d. 
Oct. 28, 1824; Edward, b. Feb. 13, 1792; James, b. April 26, 

1794, and probably others. Amasa 69, d. ; living at 

Northumberland, N. Y., in 1803; m. Elizabeth Byington. Had 
children, but names not discovered. Thomas 70, d. about 1855, 
Silver Creek, Washington Co., N. Y.,but some think in Wisconsin; 
lived in Argyle and Ft. Edward, N. Y.; m. Feb. 28, 1798, 
Esther Richardson of Kingsbury. Children: 2 daus. and 
Thomas, Charles, Seth, Stephen (m. Sarah Paine), Samuel, 
and David. Thomas, Jr., m. and had Dennis H. of Waukin, 

Wis. Samuel m. Czarina and had Tyler, b. April 3, 1839, 

Silver Creek, N. Y., living at Des Moines, la., in 1895, and 
Theron S. David of Argyle and Ft. Edward was perhaps 
brother, not son, of Thomas 70 and had sons Halsey, Robert, 
and Alford who settled in or near Chicago. David 71, d. Oct. 
7, 1826, Oran, Pompey, N. Y.; m. (1) Sarah Stanley; (2) 
Esther Gaylord. Lived at Meriden and Pompey, N. Y.; Rev. 
soldier. Children's names not found. James 72, d. Aug. 5, 
1847, Oran, Pompey, N. Y.; m. Lydia Hall; res. Meriden, 
Conn., removed to Oran, 1795. Children: 7 daus. and Hiram 
Hough, Timothy Hall, James Alfred, Amasa, Selinus Marcus, 
Stephen, Hezekiah, Joseph Albert, Benjamin Alfred. Luther 
73, d. ; married June 20, 1803, Cheshire, Conn., Ruth 


Hall. Children: 2 daus. and Gates (son). Eleazer 74, d. 
Aug. 29, 1868, Circleville, O.; m. Elizabeth White; lived at 
Meriden, Conn., and Circleville, O. Children: 4 daus. and 
George White, b. Feb. 11, 1813; Lyman Eleazer, b. Nov. 30, 
1815. Lemuel 75, d. 1863; m. Sarah Plumb. (See Hinsdale 
Gen., p. 94.) Reuben 76, d. July 9, 1846, Turin, N. Y.; m. 
Ann Rockwell of East Windsor, Conn. Child: William R., 
b. Jan. 25, 1815, in Lewis Co., N. Y.; lived in South Windsor, 
Conn. Elisha 77, d. 1848, Orangeville, Mich.; m. Millicent 
Roberts. Children: 3 daus. and Eli, Oliver, Harlow, Elisha. 
Oliver 78, no information. Hezekiah 79, d. Oct. 19, 1856, Col- 
linsville, N. Y. ; m. Caroline Brown. Children: 5 daus. and 
Carlos Philander, b. 1804, m. Mary Rockwell; Theodore M.; 
Gustavus Adolphus, m. Jeanette Kellogg. John 80; m. Eliz. 
Conklin. Daniel 81, d. Jan. 9, 1813, Johnstown, N. Y.; 
m. Nov. 25, 1779, Elizabeth Granger; residence Granville, 
Mass., and Johnstown, N. Y. Children: 3 daus. and Lyman, 
b. March 5, 1781, m. Elizabeth Conor. William 82, no in- 
formation. Stephen 83 may have been Stephen of Salisbury, 
Conn., 1799; no further information. Ebenezer 84, d. Jan. 
14, 1829, Brownsville, N. Y.; lived at Granville, Mass., Chester- 
field, N. H., and Brownsville; Rev. soldier; m. (1) Marsilva 
Bishop; (2) Mrs. Sally (Dakin) Tyler. Children: 7 daus. 
and Ethan, Ebenezer, m. Abigal Tuttle; Stephen, m. Clarissa 
Everett; Lyman, d. Monroe, Wis.; Hamilton, John, Judson, 
Elihu. Westall 85, d. after 1835 in Broome Co., N. Y.; Rev. 
soldier. Children: 4 daus. and Orlan, Buell. Bela 86, d. 
May 9, 1818, Lockport, N. Y.; m. Chloe Griswold; lived at 
Granville, Mass., Colebrook, Conn., and Sherburne, N. Y. 
Children: Osmond Bela, b. Aug. 5, 1787; Sylvester Parmelee, 
b. April 4, 1781. Noah 87, d. Feb. 11, 1821, Essex, Conn.; 
m. Desire Pratt. Children: 1 dau. and Noah, Louis, Seabury, 
Amos, m. Hannah Pratt. Matthew 88, d. July 31, 1853, lived 
at Clarendon, Vt., 1790 (?) and Augusta, N. Y., 1832; Rev. 
soldier. No information about family. William 89, Elijah 
90, John 91, nothing found about these three. Samuel 92; 
no information. Ezra 93, no information. William 94, d. 
Grand Haven or South Haven, Mich. Lived Saybrook, Middle 
Haddam, Middletown, Conn., Ashtubula, O., and St. Joseph, 
Mich.; m. Betsy Pratt. Children: 5 daus. and William, 
Nelson, George, Samuel M. Curtis 95, d. July 9, 1870, Burling- 
ton, O.; m. Ann Gillen. Children: 8 daus. and William Tiley, 
Noah, Matthew Legrange. Matthew 96, d. March 15, 1873, 
Malta, O.; m. Caroline T. Cornelius, Children: William 
Curtis, Henry, Charles Albert. Jacob 97, d. 1848, Cornwall, 


Conn.; Rev. soldier; m. Mrs. Ruhamah (Jennings) Emmons. 

No children. Samuel 98, d. ; m., 1784, Mary Emmons. 

No information as to family. Joseph 99, d. Greene, N. Y.; 

m. . Child: Jesse, who lived at Greene, and had 

Lewis P. Daniel 100, d. Jan. 21, 1813, Cornwall, Vt.; m. 
Lois Rockwell. Children: 2 daus. and Daniel, Ezekiel (?), 
Ezra, Jared, some of whom went to Hartford, O., and Connaught, 
Pa. Jonah 101 went to northeastern Ohio ("New Con- 
necticut"). Ezra 102 went to Cornwall, Vt.; m. Tryphena 
Terrill. Children: 1 dau. and Terrill, Alvin, Ezra, Ahira, 
Horace. Stephen 103, d. Cornwall, Conn.; no information as 
to family. Jonathan 104, d. Sept. 21, 1850, West Cornwall, 
Conn.; m. Salome Haskins. Children: 2 daus. and Jacob, 
Samuel, John, Ethan, Daniel. Timothy 105, d. Dec. 25, 1846, 
Hector, N. Y. ; m. Chloe Kelsey; lived at Salisbury, Conn., 
Burlington, Vt., Greene and Hector, N. Y.; Rev. soldier. 
Children: 3 daus. and Philo, b. Nov. 30, 1791, m. Jemima Bixby. 

Ithamar 106, d. Falls Village, Conn.; m. . Children: 

perhaps Deacon Amasa of Torrington (m. Lucy Foote) and 
certainly Franklin or Benjamin Franklin, b. 1810. Ira 107, 

d. in Mich.? m. Ruth ; lived at Norfolk, Conn. Children: 

3 daus. and Ansel Cowles. Henry 108, d. March 8, 1847, 

Bolton, Conn.; m. (1) Sarah ; (2) Mrs. Lydia (Wilcox) 

Porter; lived at Surry and Walpole, N. H., and Bolton, Conn. 
Children: 6 daus. and Frederick, Henry. Levi 109, Ahner 110, 
William 111, Nathan 112, Ahner 113, no information. Levi 
114, d. Yarmouth, N. S.; m. Jan. 22, 1793, Mary Mattingly; 
lived at Horton, Yarmouth, and Pembroke, N. S. Children: 
3 daus. and Levi, Theodore, Asa Porter, James, Nathan, John, 
Denison, Aaron, Mattingly. Daniel 115, d. Mar. 7, 1846, 
Harwinton, Conn.; m. (1) Lucina Cook; (2) Mrs. Editha B. 
Scovil. Children: 1 dau. and Riley (of Mt. Morris, N. Y.), 
Sheldon of Harwinton and Vernon, N. Y., and Hiram who d. in 
Michigan. Abner 116, d. Nov. 26, 1836, Harwinton, Conn.; 
m. (1) Comfort Bristol; (2) Mrs. Editha (Moses) Barber. 
Children: 5 daus. and Abner, Warren, Darius, Chester. Asher 
117, d. Feb. 28, 1831, East Litchfield, Conn.; m. (1) Sally 
Brooker; (2) Mrs. Olive (Vincent) Potter. Children: 2 daus. 
and Norman of Penfield, O., Lyman of Montgomery, Ala., 
Jesse, Caleb, George. Ezekiel 118, d. April 2, 1834, Camden, 
N. Y.; m. Sabra Wilson. Children: 2 daus. and Russell W., 
John Wilson, Joel Warner, Nelson, Linus, Riley, Sidney, Wadser. 
Stephen 119, d. May 18, 1849, Camden, N. Y.; m. (1) Chloe 
Cook; (2) Mrs. Laura Robbins. Children: 1 dau. and Horace, 
Norris, Stephen Thompson; also Stephen Edgar (posthumous), 


b. Sept. 8, 1849, Camden, N. Y. Joseph Thompson 120, d. 
April 26, 1853, Camden, N. Y.; m. Ann Cook. Children: 
2 daus. and Harry, Seymour, Maremus, Thompson J., and 
Ezekiel. Conet 121, d. May 2, 1840, Camden, N. Y.; m. Re- 
becca Dunham of Southington, Conn. Children: 2 daus. and 
Orrin, Harvey, Van Renssalaer ("Van Ransler"), Conet, 
Sylvanus. Roswell 122, d. Mar. 26, 1865, East Litchfield, Conn.; 
m. Anna Ames. Children: 4 daus. and Pulaski, Lucius, Adna, 
Junius, Julius, Roswell, Squire, Harry. t<Lm 123, d. Nov. 26, 
1839, Harwinton, Conn.; m. Statirajohnson. Children: 
2 daus, and Ezekiel, Norris, Andrew Jackson, William Wallace, 
Henry. Joseph 124, d. Oct. 12, 1832, Harwinton, Conn.; m. 
Lucina Coe. Children: 2 daus. and Joseph Hopkins, William 
Coe, Charles, Marvin, William Coe, 2d. John 125, d. Oct. 
23, 1831, Harwinton, Conn.; m. Chloe Brooker. Children: 
John, Alvah. Champion 126, d. July 7, 1842, Hillsdale, N. Y.; 

m. (1) Preston; (2) Elizabeth Upson. Children: 3 daus. 

and Barzillai, Wilson W., who died, 1864, at Cold Harbor, Va. 
Reuben 127, d. Aug. 5, 1821, Winchester, Conn.; m. Eunice 
Mitchell. Children: 2 daus. and Truman, Julius. Jared 128, 
d. ; m. (1) Anna Page; (2) Melinda Ferguson. Children: 

4 daus. and Nelson (of Albany, N. Y.), Charles. Jonah 129, 
d. 1859, Detroit, Mich.; m. Sarah Brigham. Children: Ashley, 
Alden, John Brigham. Hezekiah 130, d. Dec. 26, 1834, Albany 
(?), N. Y.; m. (1) Elizabeth Price; (2) Mrs. Talcott. Children: 

5 daus, and Hooper Cummings, Hezekiah Gould, D wight. 
Sylvester 131, d. July 4, 1849; m. Hannah Cook Matlack; he 
was a clergyman. Children: eleven, of whom were Hon. 
James M. of Camden, N. J., and Rev. Sylvester Fithian of 
Wooster, O. Asahel 132, d. June, 1869, Lockport, N. Y.; m. 
Anne Smith of Orwell, Vt. Children: 1 dau. Josiah Boardman 
133, d. Dec. 17, 1855, Cambria, N. Y,; m, Anne Saxe of Highgate, 
Vt, Children: 4 daus. and Stephen Decatur, Oliver Perry, 
and Thomas. Seymour 134, d. Feb. 12, 1852, Lewiston, N. Y.; 
m. Cynthia Porter. Children: 2 daus. and Thomas Porter, 
Leander K. Hezekiah Wilcox 135, d. May 27, 1855, Lockport, 
N. Y.; m. (1) Caroline M. Hunter; (2) Mrs, Maria Ann (Saxe) 
Richardson. Children: Edward Hunter, William Saxe, Hiram 
Gardner, Henry Graves. Henry 136, d. Feb. 21, 1864, Plymouth, 
Conn.; m. Anna Terry. No children. Franklin 137 and 
Champion 138, no further information. Linus 139, m. and had 
children; no further information. Halsey Boardman 140, 
d. Millville, Orleans Co., N. Y., May 9, 1888; m. Ann McCollum. 
Children: 4 daus. and Horace, Joel McCollum, Ephraim, Robert 
and Josiah Boardman (m. Naomi Day). Of Nos. 141-146, no 
further information. 


The following additional facts concerning William Scovell 
of Iwerne Minster have been supplied by Mr. Hoppin since 
the completion of his article on the Scovilles of Wessex. 
They arrived too late to be inserted in their proper place, 
which is on page 84. Mr. Hoppin writes: "Since I ceased 
searching for Scoville data there has become available here 
Protestation Records in the House of Lords. These records 
are of all males of 18 and upwards who took the oath of alle- 
giance to the Parliament and against Popery in 1641-2. This 
oath had no connection with em.igration. Nearly all men who 
were not absent from home at the time it was called for, took 
the oath, some recusants included who preferred to save trouble. 
Many men were absent at sea at the time and their names do 
not appear. I suspect that the call for the oath was a scheme 
to make a list of the men able to bear arms, although it appears 
under another guise; but there was no age limit to the takers 
of the oath above 18. I never found anything to indicate that 
William Scovell (uncle of Richard who married Mary Cooke) 
married. He was last recorded at Iwerne in 1642 (as in my 
account). I find him in the Protestation Report for Dorset, 
under Sutton Waldron one mile from Iwerne church. He was 
taxed on land or goods (cattle, sheep, etc.) at Iwerne in 1642. 
The item in Protestation Report reads: 'Sutton Waldren. 
Willmi Scovell, constable.' I now think that he married and 
had sons William and John, as I find in Protestation Report 
that another William was constable at Todbere, four and one- 
half miles northwest of Sutton Waldron, in 1641-2 (unless both 
items refer to one man). The item reads: 'Todberr. Willm 
Scovell constable of the Hundred of Redlane.' These two 
items certainly mean father and son, or one man. I suspect it 
is father and son, as the distinctions of locality are so plain. 
There are no vital records at Sutton Waldron before 1675 and 
none at Todbere before 1653. What there may be, possibly, 
after these dates, I do not yet know. As to the probable son 
John, I find him in Protestation Record as a man of 18 or more 
in 1641, living at Tarrant Hinton close on the other side of 
Iwerne and Sutton Waldron, from Todbere. The record 
reads: 'Tarrant Hinton, John Scovell.' I place these men as 
sons of the said William. This John of Tarrant Hinton could 


not have been the emigrant. I have searched the baptisms, 
marriages and burials of Tarrant Hinton from 1550 to 1700. 
The name of Scoville does not occur in them. The names in 
the Protestation Report were written down by a clerk. There 
are several towns in Dorset in whose names 'Tarrant' forms a 
part. This does not mean that they ever formed a part of a 
larger town, but simply implies that the Tarrant River flows 
through some part of each of them. Likewise, Sturminster 
Marshall and Sturminster Newton were so named because they 
are on the Stour River, though twenty-five miles apart. I do 
not consider that the foregoing data alter, in any way, any of 
my former conclusions, — other than as adding something that 
must be placed in connection with the said William. The 
Protestation Report gives at Blandford the John Scovile who 
is named in my article as taxed at Turnworth adjoining Bland- 

When I received this letter from Mr. Hoppin, I requested 
him to obtain all possible information of these Scovells of Sutton 
Waldron, Todbere, and Tarrant Hinton. He did so, but the 
results are meager because records of all kinds are wanting. 
He has done far more than he was under obligation to do, and 
no blame can fairly be attached to him. Indeed his work should 
receive the grateful recognition of all descendants of the Scoville 
emigrants, John and Arthur, for he has revealed all that is ever 
likely to be revealed of the Scoville family in England from which 
they derived. I was and am still of the opinion that it is more 
probable that the emigrant Scovilles derived in some way, not 
now discoverable, from these Scovells of Sutton Waldron, 
Todbere or Tarrant Hinton, rather than from Richard and Mary 
(Cooke) Scovell of Shapwick, who were married in 1634. The 
main ground for my opinion is that among the Scovells of these 
three parishes, and among these only, occur the Christian 
names William and John, which recur among the early 
generations of Scovilles in America. Both Mr. Hoppin and 
myself are obliged to resort to conjecture for the immediate 
parentage of the emigrants, — no records being available, — but 
it is worthy of note that both views make the emigrants descend 
from Robert Scoville of Whole Place in Shapwick. 

Mr. Hoppin writes under date of Oct. 20, 1915 : " I considered 
the vital records of Sutton Waldron very important after 
1678. [Earlier records are lost.] They have been searched 
to 1725. No Scovell in them. There may be Scovell entries 
at Todbere after 1650 [earlier records are lost], but they are 
too late to be of any help. Tarrant Hinton has been searched 


" I have traced out the various owners of the several Dorset 
manors in which we are most interested, and have determined 
that none of them have or know of any manor court rolls before 
1 720. I have made a full investigation as to bishop's transcripts 
[of the vital records sent from the parishes year by year to the 
bishop's record office], and find that none exist. They were 
kept at the Archdeacon's place in Blandford, and were, for 
many parishes, all destroyed in the great fire of Blandford. I 
have searched all existing records of taxation, and have tried 
to get access to the books of the Tax Commissioners of the 
Blandford district and the Shaftesbury district. These records 
are not open to public inspection. They are supposed to begin 
about 1685, and if preserved for that period, are in each local 
district. I have learned that in many districts the old books 
are not extant. The two districts named fail to respond to 
repeated inquiries as to whether they have or have not the early 
books. In such cases it is proper to assume that the clerks of 
the Commissioners do not know." 

"The Gloucester Scovells having resided on the border of 
Wiltshire, I have searched the nineteen probate courts of Wilt- 
shire. [These probate records yielded little or nothing new.J 
I have tested Fordingbridge, Hampshire, as to manor court 
rolls, local tax rolls, and lay subsidies. Nothing is known to 
exist of the first two named records for any period of value. 
The lay subsidies for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were 
searched, and but two Scovells were found, John of Godshill 
(Hampshire) and Richard of Arreton. These were taxed on 
hearths in 16-17 Charles II (1665-6), but not on lands or goods." 
[John of Godshill has been mentioned among the Scovells of 
Hampshire in Chapter Two of this book. Richard of Arreton 
is probably too late to have been father or brother of the 

"The Protestation Rolls for Hampshire 1641-2 are all missing 
save for the city of Southampton. No Scovells there." 

"From time to time new discoveries are made here of old 
records. Something may 'turn up' some day. But I am of 
the opinion that we have gone as far as any one has any right 
or good reason to expect; and that we have come about as 
near to the origin in England of the New England Scovells as 
we are likely ever to get. I must leave things just about where 
I have left them." 

Lay Subsidy Roll 245-23, Dorset. Undated but officially 
queried as of "13 Charles II," (1662), 

"A lyst of the benevolence for the Ty thing of Sutton 
Waldron in Redlane Hundred," 


[Twenty-five names follow; the eighteenth is William 
Scovell, but it is crossed out in the same ink, and is just 
barely legible.] 

At the bottom appears: "the whole summe is one pound 
seaven shillings two pence, William Scovell Constable." 
This sentence is in the hand of William Scovell. He evidently 
had his tax abated because he was constable. This William 
may be either of the two Williams in the Protestation Roll, 
although Sutton W^aldron is much nearer to Iwerne than to 
Todbere. Iwerne Courtney, adjoining Iwerne Minster, is also 
called Shroton. 

Lay Subsidy Roil 105-346 is composed of fragments of 
various rolls all supposed to be of date about 1660. Twenty 
names appear for Tarrant Hinton. No Scoville. 

The following should have been included among the Scobell 
Wills, pages 498 to 502:— 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Scroope 59. 1630. Will 
of John Scoble of Plymouth, Devon, merchant. (Abstract.) 

To poore of Plymouth 18 pence weekly in bread during the 
life of my wife. To Elizabeth Scoble, my wife, all lands and 
tenements in counties of Devon and Cornwall, for her life, then 
to John Cole, the younger, son of John Cole the elder, son and 
heir apparent of John Cole of Wichampton, Dorsett, Esq., my 
Sonne in law in default of issue to Laurence Cole brother of 
John, or to Thomas Cole, or to Johan wife of the said John Cole 
the elder, my daughter. 

To my Sonne in lawe John Cole £100, and to his wife, my 
daughter, £200. To Elizabeth Cole, their daughter, £300, and 
to Anne and Johan their daughters £200 each. 

To Margery Cole 40 shillings; to my sister Margaret Skranch 
£30; to my sister Mary King of London £20; to my sister 
Dennis £5. 

To Elizabeth Scoble daughter of Athanasius Scoble £40. 
Residue to wife Elizabeth, executrix. Hand and seale 18 Dec. 

Proved 11 June 1630. John Scoble. 

This will proves that the widow of this testator went to 
Wichampton, Dorset, because her daughter Johanna had 
married John Cole of that place. Her will was proved in the 
sam.e court Jan. 6, 1632. Register Audley, folio I. 

In Wichampton Church is a tablet to the memory of "Mrs. 
Elizabeth Scobell, the mother of Mrs. Johanna Cole, who, 
having lived a godly life, died on the 9th day of October 1631, 
being at the age of Ixii years." Data furnished by C. A. Hoppin. 


Protestation Records, House of Lords, London, yield some 
Scobles. All the parishes named are in Devonshire. 

Staverton, Philip Scobble. 

Churston (Galmpton), "At sea Henery Scobble." 

Barnstaple, No Scoble. 

Woodleigh, Jeffery Scoble. 

Slapton, Andrew Scoble. 

Slapton, William Scoble. 

East AUington, John Scoble, Constable; 

Tho. Scoble; Arthur Scoble; "Pho" (?) Scoble; Walt(er) 
Scoble; Benedict Scoble; John Scoble; John Scoble (two 
distinct persons). 

There are at East AUington between 1620-50 about 18 
Scoble baptisms, 4 marriages and 9 burials. 

See footnote, pages 19, 20. 

Vie du R. P. Philippe de Scoville de la Compagnie de 
J6sus par le P. Alexandre Provost de la m€me Compagnie. 
Imprimerie de Pierre Bruck, Editeur, Luxembourg. 1866. 

(Frontispiece) Portrait of the subject. He was born at 
Champion, prds Marche, Belgique, Nov. 22, 1622, and died at 
Luxembourg 17 Nov. 1701. The frontispiece bears the coat 
of arms of his family granted in 1694. This bearing (nor the 
Scoville family) is not given in the great heraldic authority 
(Seibmacher' s Wappenbuch), for Europe, and not in the volume 
thereof devoted to Luxembourg family heraldry; nor is it, or 
the Scoville family, named in Rietstap's Armorial Generate. 

A note follows stating (in French) that the publication of the 
book was approved by "C. Crespelle, S. J. Praep. Prov. Belgicae" 
under date of "Namurci 12 Novembris, 1865"; also a similar 
note dated Luxembourg 8 Dec. 1865 by "Nicolaus, Episc. 
Halicarnassen, vicar apost. Luxemburgen." 

The preface gives nothing of interest to us. It is signed: 
"A. Provost de la Compagnie de J6sus. Arlon, le jour de la 
f^te de la Nativity de la Vierge, 8 September 1865." 

The introduction deals with the Society of Jesus. 

Chapter one consists of nine pages. It is entitled: "Origine 
et formation du P. Scouville," with the sub-title "La famille 
de Scouville." Although I am not proficient in French, I could 
easily understand it, and I have no difficulty in determining 
that this promising title of "La famille de Scouville" is not 
borne out by what follows it, in a manner that will give any 
support whatever for the theory that has arisen via Mrs. Scovell, 
whose comprehension of the contents of the book is evidently 
very vague. The only mention of the place of Scouville is as 
follows (paragraph 2): "Scouville." "Nous ne pouvons com- 


prendre pourquelle raison M. Neyen en sa biographie 
Luxembourgeoise, p. 128, donne Schouweiler comme synonyme 
de Scouville. Le village de Schouweiler pr^s de Sprinkingen 
dans le Grand-Duche de Luxembourg, d^canat de Koerich, 
peut fort bien, nous le croyons, avoir la m^me etymologie que 
celui de Scouville, mais a part le nom, ces deux localit^s n'ont 
rien de commun. Scouville est un hameau de la commune de 
Mohiville et a toujours fait partie de la paroisse de son chef-lieu; 
jadis du district de Poilvache, il appartient aujourd'hui a 
I'arrondissement de Dinant, province de Namur," "C'est de 
IeI que les Scouvilles tirent leur nom et leur extraction." 

The only words in the entire book referring to the origin 
of the surname are these, in the casual reference, unsupported, 
and made without authority, and made by a person not versed 
in genealogy, and who, it is clear, had no knowledge of the 
medieval Scovilles in either Belgium, France, or England. It 
is very clear that the author, Provost, bases that assertion solely 
on the presence of the preposition "de" preceding the name 
"Scouville" as written by the subject of the memoir, and as 
found of record in the seventeenth century in the names of persons 
more or less related to the subject of the memoir. We need 
not go to the extent of assuming that in the absence of any 
evidence of Scouvilles in eastern Belgium before 1557, the 
Scouvilles therein after 1557 derived from Normandy; but 
that assumption is much more possible than that any Scouvilles 
of eastern Belgium ever became Norman lords in England as 
early as 1100; and how can we possibly doubt that there were 
such Norman Scoville lords in England about that time, if not 
actually from the year of the conquest, 1066? 

Chapter I (page 26) continues: "Le premier personnage 
parvenu ^ notre connaissance est Gilson de Scouville, mort en 
1605. II est cit6 parmi les 6chevins de la haute cour et ban 
de Marche, et Ton saura que dans la liste de ces magistrats qui 
existe pour plusieurs si^cles on ne rencontre que les noms de 
haute lignee." (Footnote: "Notice sur la famille d'Ochain 
par M. Geubel dans les annales de la Societe hist. d'Arlon, 
page 95.) "Gilson avait 6pous6 en premieres noces, I'an 1547, 
Isabeau de Marenne, et en secondes noces, I'an 1559, Idelette 
d'Orchimont. Ces deux alliances 6taient distingu^es, la famille 
d'Orchimont en particulier se plagait au premier rang des maisons 
de la province et 6tait alli^e a famille d'Ochain, la plus illustre 
et la plus ancienne du pays de Marche, issue d'apres la tradition, 
des anciens dues de Normandie." 

Casual references are made to sons of the said Gilson de 
Scouville, one of whom, "Jean or Gilles," was a "Lieutenant- 


pr^vot 1608-1654 and a magistrate, who had a son Gilles. Both 
men married in the gentry or nobility of Luxembourg and 
Lorraine. The latter, Gilles, was the father of Philippe Scouville, 
the priest. The lieutenant was personal advocate of Charles 
IV of Lorraine. I find nothing more in the book except an 
account of the life of the priest and of the Society of Jesus. 
The book has 348 pages, but no index. I have examined each 
page. I have also examined several volumes of the work of 
M. Geubel (the aforesaid) and in vol. 4 I find the account of the 
"famille d'Orchain." It is not indexed, but I have gone through 
it page by page, and found no reference to any Scouville. The 
earliest d'Orchain named is in the form of a monumental 
inscription dated 1487, of a d'Orchain who died in Luxembourg 
province, and near Champion. These localities are close to the 
German border. 

I find on page 255 the reference to the grant of the coat-of- 
arms (aforesaid) in 1694, viz.: "Armes. D'azur a la fasce 
d'argent chargee d'un ecusson du m^me a quatre bandes de 
sable. Le due de Lorraine, Charles II, par lettres patentes du 
31 Mai 1694, octroya a Gilles de Scouville de porter: Parti 
d'azur a la fasce d'argent chargee d'un 6cusson d'argent k trois 
bandes de sable, qui est de Scouville, et d'azur a deux leopards 
dormis I'un sur 1' autre et une t^te de brochet entre deux issaute 
en face de la droite, qui est de Bichet. Timbre: une ttte de 
chien d'argent accoll6 d'or." In which is added a note that 
some of the family became magistrates at Marche and Luxem- 
bourg, and that some were living near Li^ge in the 18th and 
early 19th centuries. Thus the Scoville arms in England 
appear to long antedate the above arms; and the early eminence 
of the English Scovilles is, I have no doubt, far beyond any 
assumed Scouvilles of Luxembourg before 1557. 


See page 178. George Nichols, Captain of the Sixth 
Company, Independent Regiment in 1759, father of Amy 
Nichols, wife of the Reverend James Scovil, came to Waterbury 
with his father, Joseph Nichols, from Derby, Connecticut, about 
1729. He was born probably on Long Island in 1714 and died 
at Waterbury in 1788. His father was a large landholder and 
his sons inherited the same taste, owning a very large tract in 
the western part of Waterbury, known as Nichols Tract. 

George's brother James was a student at Yale College at the 
time of his father's death, about 1733. 


Captain George Nichols was a prominent and active business 
man. He built the house, later inherited by his son John 
Nichols, about. 1760. This house was the finest house in Water- 
bury at that time. He was one of the strong supporters of the 
Episcopal church for many years before and after the first list 
of members was made in 1748. In 1760 he gave the site for a 
building to Christ Church, Watertown. His grandson, John 
Nichols, was graduated from Yale College in the class of 1771. 
He was rector of Saint Michael's Church in Litchfield from 
April 20, 1775, to May, 1784, nearly ten years. He died un- 
married at Stafford, N. Y., in 1829. 

See page 392, number 338. Mrs. Elizabeth (Whiting) 
Scovill, widow of William Henry Scovill of Hudson, N. Y., 
died there August 22, 1915. 

A man named Josiah Scovil was taxed in the North Society 
of Middletown in the years 1770 to 1776, on a valuation of £18 
each year. It is possible that he is identical with Josiah Scovil, 
number 42. (See page 213.) If not, he must have been a 
descendant of Arthur^ Scovell, although no Josiah has been found 
among them, living and of age at the period named. In case 
he is such a descendant, the military services in the French and 
Indian War attributed to Josiah Scovil (No. 42) probably belong 
to the Middletown Josiah Scovil. 

A man named Stephen Scoval was taxed in 1770 in the 
Westfield Society of Middletown. He is probably identical with 
Stephen* Scovell, born March 1, 1728-9, at Middletown (John^ 
John^, Arthur^), who married April 29, 1756, at Middletown, 
North Society, Elizabeth Eggleston. Perhaps the Josiah just 
mentioned was a brother of this Stephen. The family of John' 
Scovell, father of Stephen just mentioned, by Hannah Cogswell 
his wife, was not fully recorded on Middletown records, and 
John and Hannah may have had other children than the 
Stephen, Ebenezer, and Westall whom the Middletown records 
give them. 

See pages 156-7. Susannah Scovil, daughter of John Scovil 
(No. 12), married Abner Everts of Guilford, Connecticut. He 
was probably son of Jeremiah and Jerusha (Blinn) Everts of 
East Guilford, now Madison. He removed from East Guilford 
to Sunderland, Vermont, where he died March 15, 1796. In 


1790 he had a family of four, presumably himself, wife, a son and 
a daughter, but I have found no mention of his wife or children. 
His nephew, Jeremiah Everts, Jr., was born at Sunderland (?), 
and was for many years the secretary of the American Board of 
Commissioners for Foreign Missions at Boston. Abner's uncle, 
Josiah Everts, married Feb. 11, 1731, Ann Tyler of Haddam. 
A genealogy of the early generations of the Everts family was 
published in the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, vol. Ixi, page 29. 

See page 216. Lydia Scovel (No. 45) married Samuel 
Banning. No man of this name probably ever lived at Canaan, 
Connecticut. Samuel Banning, senior (John^, John^), was 
born at Lyme, Connecticut, about 1714 and died at East Hart- 
land, Connecticut, April 22, 1803, aged 90. His widow Elenora 
died there Sept. 29, 1803. They had removed to Hartland 
from Lyme before May 1, 1768, when Mrs. Elenora Banning 
was received into the First Church there. Their son Samuel 
Banning, junior, was born at Lyme about 1739 and died at 
West Hartland Feb. 26, 1815, aged 76. His widow Abigail, 
who was probably a Sterling of Lyme, died April 12, 1818, aged 
78. "Mrs. Abigail Banning wife to Mr. Samuel Banning Junr 
was reed into the church from the church of Lyme, June 4, 1769." 
(Record of the First Church of Hartland, now East Hartland.) 
Before Jan. 9, 1782, she had become a member of the Second 
Church (at West Hartland). It is evident that if it was Samuel 
Banning, junior, who married Lydia Scovil on Sept. 13, 1764, 
she could not have lived long after her marriage to him. It is 
not certain that she bore him any children, but Hannah Banning 
who married at Hartland Dec. 16, 1784, Joseph Wilcox of Bark- 
hamsted may have been her child, as also Lydia Banning who 
married at Hartland Feb. 24, 1799, Sylvester Stevens of Hart- 
land, as also Samuel, son of Samuel Banning, who died at 
Hartland July 31, 1787, age not stated. 

Hannah* Scovill (William^, William^, John}), who married 
Oliver Bailey of Haddam, Connecticut, removed with him to 
Berkshire County, Mass., perhaps to Great Barrington, about 
1797. From there in 1802 they removed to Bradford County, 
Pa. Both were buried at Granville in that county. Descend- 
ants are living at Troy, Pa. 

New names in the Addenda are not indexed. 


Snbex ©ne 

Names of Persons in England and France 

Acton, Margaret de 37 

Robert de 37 

Roger de 37 

Richard de 37 
Allen, Margaret 499 
Alwy, Richard 54 
Amaury, Robert 22 
Andrews, Joane 119 

John 119 
Arietta, Herleva 9 
Attebere, Henry 53 
AttemuUe, John 53 
Avon, Christopher 93 
Ayres, Mary 122 

Bafshe, Edward 97 
Baker, Elizabeth 503 

Henry 503 

Richard 501 
Baldry, Richard 34 

Wymarca 34 
Balling, John 54 
Banckes, John 115 

William 115 
Banke, Thomas 66 
Banker, Mr. 110 

Bankes, 62 

Bardsley, 14, IS 

Barnes, Richard 99 

William 18 
Bartelot, R. Grosvenor 68 
Barther, Lucian 122 
Bason, George 104 

Joane 74A, 104 

John 74 
Bastard, John 106, 107 
Bavent, Joan 42, 43 

Robert 36, 43 
Bayley, John 128 
Baynell Family 25 
Beale, Anne 131 

William 131 
Beare, Nicholas 500 
Beauchamp, Giles de 67 

Katherine 67 
Becket, Thomas 64 
Bedforde, John 130 
Belejambe, Amicia 51 

Jordan 51 
Belfield, William 499 
Belying, John 130 

Bendeville, Henry 36 
Berde, William 66 
Berry, William 38 
Blanford, Thomas 122 
Blunt, Margaret 502 
Boate, Alice 118 
Bole, Richard 36 

Thomas 36 
Boneville, Henry 53 
Bosson, Richard 100 
Bourne, William de 34 
Bovey, Nicholas 500 
Bower, Joseph 122, 123 

Mary 121, 122, 123 
Bowie, Saucis 122 
Boxe, Jame atte 36 
Bradenham, Simon de 28 

William de 28 
Bradstock, Emma 108 

Joseph 108 

Susanna 74A, 108 
Braffield, Henry 83 
Bremmore, Prior of 67 
Brockes, Elinor 43 

Humphrey 43 
Brockley, William de 32, 33 
Broockmans, Ellen 83 
Brook, George 100 
Browneinge, Emma 108 
Browner, Robert 128 
Burd — see Berd 

Philip 112 
Burden, Mary 74A, 108, 111, 112 

Thomas 74A, 108, 111, 112 
Burfit, Elizabeth 118 

Thomas 118 
Burgin, Johane 500 
Bury, Richard 109 
Buzle, John 54 

Caduliac, Peter de 14 

Campania, de 75 

Canoun, William 53 
Carpenter, George 120, 121 

James 121 

Mary 120, 121, 122 
Gaunter, Dorothy 500 

George 500 
Caynesham, Abbot of 67 
Champayns, Maria de 91 
Chaucumbe, Garin de 128 


Chaunterel, John 53 
Chavannes, Puvis de 386 
Cheriet, John 74 
Childs, Steven 123 
Chuldecotte, William de 53 
Churchey, George 110 
Churchill, Mary 74A, 108 
Ciggel, Philip 54 

Walter 54 
Clare, Surname 75 
Clavell, Clavile, John de S3 

Peter de 55, 58, 63 
Clerk, Richard the 36 
Walter the 36 

Coats, 41 

Cockeram, Avis 74A, 96 
Robert 74A, 96, 99, 100 
William 102 
Cofton, John de 67 
Cole, Anne 123, 516 
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 45 
Coleshull, R. de 34 
Collin, Richard 124 
Colling, William 501 
Collins, Robnutt 123 
CoUinson, John 44 
Collis, Henry 117 

William 117 
Colville Family 41 
Combe, John 106 
Comberbeick, John 113 
Cooke, Alice 74A, 96 
Alse 92 

Edmund 74A, 96 
Henry 92, 93, 94 
John 91, 92, 93 
Mary 87, 92, 94, 513, 514 
Robert 93 
Samuel 92 
Susan 92, 93, 94 
Susannah 92, 93, 94 
Coppe, Walter 52 
Counde, John 130 
Courtenay, Hugh de 67 
Coy t, William 119 
Crabbe, Katherine 131 
Crippes, Edith 125, 126, 129 
Edward 126 
Giles 125, 129 
John 125, 129 
Richard 125, 129 
Tobey 125, 129 
William 125, 129 
Crommell, Alice 93 
Edward 92, 93 
Henry 92 
Croucher, Mary 118 
Crowder, John 117 
Cumber, William de 34 

Dacombe, Robert 58 
Dairel, Ralph 21 
Damond, Katherine 111 

Deering, Hugh 500 

John 500 
Delaware, Robert 67 
Derby, Earl of 79 

Joseph 109 

William 109 
Derneford, Surname 62 
Destine, Thomas 499 
Devon, Earl of 67 
Dorset, William de 52 
Dounton, John 100 

Richard 100 

Thomas 100 
Downing, Johane 499 

Richard 499 

William 499 
Drayton, Michael 18 

Eaden, Joane 500 
Earl, Arundell 76 

Richard 130 
Ecrynton, Walter 54 
Edwards, Grace 92 
Ellyot, Mr. 74A, 103 
Elston, Elizabeth 502 
Enery, Richard 112 
Englefield, Francis 100 
Escorcheveille, William 19 
Escoville, Jean de 10, 11, 12, 13 
Escudemore, Walter 67 
Estoke, William de 60 
Esturmy, Richard 33 
Ettrick, William 97 
Evemay, Allen 78 

Margery 78 
Ewers, Martha 125 

Fairbairn, 38 

Faringho, Henry de 24 
Felgeres, William de 25 
Fer, Thomas le 54 
Fishlock, Grace 93 

Sarah 93 
Fitton, Elias de 67 
Fitz Alan, Surname 75 
Fook, Thomas 93 
Forel, Philip 36 
Fox, John atte 34 
Francis, William 128 
Fraunkeleyn, Margery 35, 43 

Thomas, 35, 43 
Frayne, Elizabeth 503 
Freeman, Edmund 15, 16 
Frye, Henry le 54 
Furse, Elias 500 

Gabriel, William 66 
Gascoigne, William 42 
Gaye, Susan 502 
Gelding, Elizabeth 500 

John 500 

Philip 500 

Susan 500 


Genet, William 36 
George, Christopher 92 
Gerard, Mary 100 

Thomas 54 
Gernum, Hammond de 21 
Gersyndon, William de 36 
Gifford, John 67 
Gilbert, Alice 43 
Giles, Simon 127 
Glasbrooke, Elizabeth 111 

Jane 111 

John 111 
Glastonbury, Roger 36 

Thomas 36 
Gloucester, Earl of 75 
Gocelyn, Isabella 34 

Walter 34 
Golderewe, William 35 
Gorges, Ferdinando 79 
Gotham, Susan 500 

Thomas 500 
Gould, John 110 
Gournay, John 67 
Gregory, Francis 107 
Griffin, Anne 128 

John, 111, 128, 129 
Griffith, Cordalis 127 
Guise, Mr. 105 
Gutch, Anne 74A 

Robert 74A 

Hafker, William 66 
Haines, William 128 
Hamlune, Grace 500 
Hamond, George 112 
Harbert, William 126 
Harding, Joane 131 

John 131 
Hardy, Thomas 18, 47, 63 
Harengton, Ralph 22 
Harrell, Hurrell, Johane 502 

John 502 

Richard 502 
Harris, Edward 128, 129 

Katharine 128, 129 

Mary, 118 128, 129 
Hart, Susan 118 
Harte, Anthony 97 
Harvy, Elizabeth 39, 43 

Nicholas 39, 43 

Richard 100 

Thomas 100 
Hawkes, Hugh 500 
Hawkins, John 122 
Haym, Hugh 66 

John 66 
Hayson, Amy 78 

Richard 78 
Hayward, Robert 37 
Head, Grace 500 

Thomas 500 
Heale, Sibill 500 

Thomas 501 

Helme, Henry 80 
Herghmore, Richard 99 
Herleva 9 
Herny, John 66 
Hertford, Earl of 75 
Heydon, R. de 34 
Hicks, Avis 74A, 108, 112 

John 74A, 108 
Hildesley, John 102 
Hingeston, Ry 502 
Halditch, Abraham 112 
Holme, Robert de 53 
Hood, William 93 
Horder, Martha 120 
Horton, Roger de 130 
Huet, Huwet, Edward 92 

Elinor 92 

William 36 
Hunt, William 106 
Huntington, Dennis 127 
Hurish, Thomas 66 
Hutchins, John 47, 56, 57, 61, 62, 

Hyde, Ralph la 54 

Innocent HI. Pope 31 

Jane, Nicholas 500 
Jener, Jenner, Alice 127 

Anne 127 

Edward 127 

Joan 127, 129 

Robert 127 

William 127 
Jump, Mary 78 

Keate, Roger 112 

William 112 
Kelaway, Elizabeth 74A, 109 

Nicholas, 74A, 109 

Kelly, 86 

Kenell, Edmund 110 
Kent, Earl of, Edward 130 
King, Avis 121 

Kings, princes and princesses, Alfred 
18, 47, 49 

Alianor 48 

Arthur 17 

Charles I. 84, 87, 93, 100, 102, 
110, 114, 130 

Charles H. 125, 515 

Edward the Martyr 62 

Edward the Confessor 25, 75 

Edward I. 25, 26, 28, 34, 52, 53, 
54, 76, 128 

Edward H. 34, 35, 53, 54, 65 

Edward III. 35, 36, 54, 55, 56, 66, 
67, 69, 70, 130 

Edward VI. 69, 71, 74, 96 

Egbert 17, 18 

Elfgiva 49 

Henry II. 64 

Henry III. 28, 29, 31. 32, 33,49, 51 


Kings, princes and princesses, Henry 

IV. 69, 130 
Henry VH. 70 
Henry VHI. 69, 70, 75, 124 
James I. 79, 84, 85, 100, 105, 106, 

James II. 82 

John 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 49, 79 
Louis 31 
Philip 31 
Richard I. 20 
Richard II. 36, 37, 56, 69, 70, 

91, 130 
William 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 25, 75 

La Haie, Walter de 21 
Lambhead, Amie 500, 501 

Simion 500 
Lancaster, Earl of 65 
Larch, John 60 
Larder, Robert 111 
Latimer, Latymer, John 53 
Lavers, Orige 499 
Light, Ann, Anne 104 

Elizabeth 104 

John 104 

Katherine 104 

Mary 104 

Sarah 104 

Tristram 104 
Lincoln, Lynkhorn, Robert 92 
Linngton, Elizabeth 125 
Lipscomb, George 25, 26 
Lord, Hannah 500 

Hugh 500 
Lovell, Philip 36 
Lovelocke, Richard 127 

William 127 
Lewdly, Bartholomew 92 

Lower, 15 

Lucy, John 36 
Luden, Henry 93 

Martwal, Bishop 60 
Mason, Captain 79 
Maurice, John 119 
Mautravers, Agnes 67 

John 64, 65, 66, 67, 75, 76, 95 
Maydenhaach, Thomas de 34 
Maynegarin, William de 28 

Mayo, 49, 71 

Mearinge, Walter 88 
Millendy, Joane 118 

John 118 
Mitchell, Barnard 112 

Widow 112 
Monkson, John 36 
Montacute, Alice 43 


Moody, Avis 116 
Money, Susannah 125 
Moorcocke, Anne 109 

Stephen 109 

Mortimer, Roger 33 
Morton, George 97, 102, 103 

Thomas 97, 102, 103 
Moulder, Jone 127 

Thomas 127 
Mouleham, Surname 62 
Mudge, Elizabeth 500 

Grace 500 

Richard 500 
Mullens, Thomas 83, 106 
Multona, Eudo de 28 
Munday, Joan 92 

Nash, Alice 92 
Neville, G. de 30 
Newman, Thomas 112 
Nicholas, Pope 54 
Nichols, William 502 
Nicholson, Christopher 126 
Norfolk, Gilbert de 28 
Noble, T. C. 98 
Nyweman, Robert 36 

Odyham, William 36 

Oke, 91 

Orchard, John 74A, 109, 111 
Simon 74A, 109, 112 

Packer, John 114 
Pamer, Elizabeth 117 
Panes, Elinor 42, 43 
Parker, Dorothy 126, 129 

Edith 126, 129 

Joane 126, 129 

Margaret 126, 129 

Nathaniel 126, 129 

Thomas 126, 129 

William 126, 129 
Partridge, Mary 498 

Michael 502 
Passelewe, Hammond 21 
Pateshull, Martin de 22 
Paynel, William 33 
Pembroke, Earl of 79 
Perrot, Edward 92 
Phelpe, Joane 501 
Phimhey, Mary 502 
Pinson, Anne 500 

Nicholas 500 

Robert 500 

Susan 500 
Pirie, John del 130 
Place, Elizabeth 114 

John 114 
Plowman, Ann 78 

William 78 
Ponnok, Richard 36 
Poplestone, Ferdinando 130 
Preston, Katherine 100 
Purvey, John 97 
Pyke, Alice 43 

Thomas 43 


Queens, Elizabeth 76, 81, 97, 106, 124 

Matilda 75 

Randolph, John 34 
Raviel, William 21 
Rayne, Alice 74A, 103 

William 74A, 103 
Read, Elmer 119 
Reape, Mary 110 
Ricardi, Peter 14 
Rice, Blert 104 
Richeman, Roger 36 
Rietstap, J. B. 38, 517 
Robert the Devil 9 
Robert, son of William 21 
Rodenay, Rodeneye, Lucy 35 
Richard de 35, 43 

Walter 67 
Rogers, Sir John 97 

Mary 115 

William, 113, 115 
Rohan, Lords of 41 
RoUe, William 76 
RoUo, Rolf Ganger, Duke 9 
Rolph, Thomas 104 
Roope, John 499 
Rowe, William 501 
Russell, Amicia 49, 50 

Thomas 97 
Ryves, John 76 

St. German, Ralph de 26 
St. Omer, William de 128 
Salisbury, William of 29, 31 
Sambourne, Robert 67 
Sambrok, William 130 
Sanders, Walter 500 
Sanford, Thomas de 30 
Schovel, Dutch family 38 
Scobbahill, Scobbahull, Scobbehyll, 

Scobble, Scobell, Scobel, IS, 


Alice 499 

Alse 501, 502 

Ann 503 

Anthony 499 

Arthur 498, 499, 502, 503, 504, 517 

Benedict 515-17 

Bennett 499 

Catherine 503 

Christopher 503 

Elias 500 

Ellice, Ellize 500, 501 

Elizabeth 499, 501, 502, 503, 516 

Francis 503 

Gadge 501 

Geffery 500, 501, 504 

George 503 

Grace 500 

Hannah 501 

Honor 498 

Hugh 500 

Jeffery 500, 517 

Scobbahill, Scobbahull, Scobbehyll, 
Scobble, Scobell, Scobel, Johane 
499, 501, 502, 503 

John 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 
503, 504, 516, 517 

Jonathan 499 

Margaret 501 

Mary 499, 501, 502, 503 

Michael 498, 499, 501, 502 

Philip 500, 517 

Richard 500, 501, 502 

Robert 503 

Robertha 500 

Sibwell, Sibyl 499, 500 

Susan 500 

Thomas 503, 517 

Thomasine 501 

Walter 498, 502, 503, 517 

William 499, 501, 502, 503, 517 
Sconett, William 71 
Scott, Alice 101 

John 74A, 96, 99 

Margaret 74A, 96, 99 

Mary 99 

Thomas 74A, 99 

William 101 
Scouville, R. P. de 19, 517 
Scoville, Coat of Arms 1, 37-42 
Scoville, Scouville, Scovill, Scovile, 
Scolvile, Scovyll, Scovilla, Scho- 
vell, Schovill, Schovile, Scowile, 
Schovyle, Scovell, Scovele, Sco- 
vel, Scovylle, Scowell, Scowle, 
Scowles, the name, 9, 11-28, 
32-34, 37, 39-42, 44-46, 48-51, 
56, 57, 60-62, 64, 65, 67-71, 73, 
75, 76, 79, 80, 84, 90, 95, 97, 514 

Agnes 82, 83, 92 

Alice 39, 43, 67, 73, 74A, 96, 99, 

102, 104, 106, 108, 118, 124, 130 
Ambrose 74A, 103 

Amie, Amy 78 

Andrew 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 

95, 113 
Ann 74A, 78, 105, 118, 128 
Anne 74A, 105, 118, 123, 129, 131 
Arthur 38, 46, 87, 89, 90, 92 
Avice, Avise, Auvies 74A, 78, 108, 

116, 118, 120, 121 
Baldwin de 24, 26, 43 
Bartholomew 118 
Beatrix 55, 58, 63 

Charles 74A, 78, 96, 99, 103, 104, 

105, 106 
Christopher 118 
Dorothy 118, 126, 129 
Edith 126, 129, 130 
Edmund 114, 115, 117, 118 
Edward 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129 
Elinor 39, 43, 114 
Elizabeth 39, 43, 74A, 100, 101, 

103, 106, 109, 111, 112, 113, lis, 

117, 118, 119, 125 


Scoville, etc. — Continued. 
Ernulf de 14 
Francis 122 
George 74A, 96, 97, 98, 102, 103, 

120, 121, 122, 126, 128, 129 
Hannah 125 
Henry 119, 130 
Hester 74A, 108, HI 
Honor 82, 83, 92 
Humphrey 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 

31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 

Isabel, Isabella 115, 116, 117 
James 116, 118, 119 
Jane 119 
Joane 42, 43, 74A, 78, 104, 116, 

117, 118, 119, 127, 129, 131 
John [de] 38, 39, 42, 46, 50, 51, 52, 

53, 56, 59, 63, 65, 66, 72, 73, 74A, 

76, 87, 89, 90, 92, 95, 96, 98, 99, 

101, 105, 106, 108, 109, 111, 112, 

113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 
120, 121, 122-129, 131, 513-515 

Joseph 130 

Joshua 131 

Judith 126 

Katherine 114 

Laudovicus, Lodovicus, Lewis, 
Louis 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 92, 96 

Lawrence de 22, 24, 43 

Lucy 43 

Magdalen 87, 89, 90 

Margaret 74A, 78, 96, 105, 123 

Margery 43, 74A, 78 

Marie 93 

Martha 115, 120, 125 

Mary 74A, 78, 87, 90, 92, 105, 108, 
111, 112, 113, 115,118, 120,121, 
122, 123, 128, 129, 513, 514 

Maude de 28 

Mawd 87 

Mr. 130 

Philip de 52, 53, 54, 56, 59, 63, 

114, 115 

Ralph de 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 
28, 29, 30, 32, 40, 43, 50, 56, 59, 
60, 63, 95 

Rebecca 74A, 103, 104 

Richard 71-74, 74A, 75, 76, 84-90, 
92-94, 96, 99, 100, 102, 104-112, 
117, 118, 123, 124, 513-515 

Robert 36, 43, 52-54, 56-59, 63, 70, 
76,78,80-82,84-92, 95, 115, 116, 
123-125, 130, 514 

Robnutt 123, 124 

Roger 118 

Roger de 28 

Sarah 123 

Samuel 74A, 109, 112 

Saucis 122 

Simon 113, 114 

Simunda 35, 43 

Stephen 117 

Scoville, etc. — Continued. 

Susan 118, 121 

Susannah 74A, 108, 125 

Sybil 84, 85, 86 

Thomas 66-68, 71-78, 80, 95-98, 
102, 104, 106, 108, 114-116, 118, 
120, 125, 126, 130, 131 

Thomazine 82, 84, 92 

Widow 88 

William de 34, 36, 37, 40, 43, 49, 
50, 51, 53, 63, 95 

William 35, 53-56, 59, 64, 68, 71-73, 
74A, 83, 84, 92, 103, 105, 113, 
115-118, 120, 123, 125, 130, 
513, 514, 516 
Scowle, William 128 
Scowles, Jasper 38 
Scullard, George 115 
Seaman, Widow 111 
Seller (See Siller), William 83 
Sexe, John 117 
Seymour, Edward 37, 75, 96 
Shadewell, William de 34 
Shaftesbury-, Abbess of 40, 49, 63, 95 
Shareswell, William de 36 
Sherren, Wilkinson 47, 61 
Sherring, John 111 

Robert 112 
Siler, Henry 83 
Siller (See Seller), Agnes 92 

William 92 
Skovell, Skovile — See Scoville 
Sloate, John 499 
Small, John 122 

Margaret 78 

William 78 
Smedmore, Surname 62 

Henry 53, 54 

John de 53 
Smith, Smyth, Elizabeth 74A, 103, 

Hugh 74A, 103 

Thomas le 66 

William 123 
Somerville, Alice 503 

John 503 
Sor, John le 36 
Sterrell, Henry 100 
Stevens, William 122 
Stonleigh, Abbot of 67 
Storey, Katherine 114 

Robert 114 
Stovill, Error for Scovill 25, 26 
Studley, John 84-86, 98, 99 
Sturt, H. Gerard 76 

Talbot, Talebot, Henry S3, 54 

of Godlington 62 

William 110, 112 
Taplin, Widow HI 
Taylor, Edward 127 

John 127 

Richard 115 


Terry, Walter 54 
Thomborough, Anne 74A, 109 

Edward 74A, 100 

Elizabeth 100, 101 

John 74A, 109 

Bishop of Worcester 74A, 100 

Thorpe, Simon de 24, 26 

William de 24 
Trainnell, John 92 
Tucker, Honor 502 

Luis 502 
Tulse, Henry 102 

William 74A, 96, 98 
Turberville, George 76 
Turweton, Turweston, Emma de 26 
Tyngewyk, Henry 67 

Urry, Alice 74A, 102 

Vamer, Anne 74A, 105, 106 
Venables, John 130 
Vey, Thomas 119 
Vicari, John 54 

Viell, 36 

Vilrey, Thomas 500 
Vivonia, Hugh de 29 
Vynehorn, Joane 78 

Wakeham, Edward 503 

John 498 

William 498 
Wale, Ann 118 . 
Wallis, Waleys, Robert 106 

Walter de 36 
Ward, Christian 119 

Matthew 119 

Thomsin 500 
Warren, Honor 501 

Lawrence 97 

Warren, Prudence 501 

Thomasine 501 
Warrene, Earl of 28 
Warwick, James 119 
Waspail, Roger 65, 76 


Watere, Richard atte 66 

William 66 
Weare, William 106, 107 
Weaver, John 121 
Webber, Adam le 36 
Welgond, John 54 
Wheatley, Elizabeth 74A, 108 

Thomas 74A, 108, 111 
White, Elizabeth 125 

Henry 97 
Whitecliff , Surname 62 
Whiteway, Whitway, Martin 113 

Richard 500 
Whyteclyve, William de 53 
Whytyngton, Nicholas 36 
Williams, Alice 98 

George 100 
Windle, B. C. A. 18, 47 
Wineferthing, Michael de 28 
Wington, Ann 501 
Witt, Hannah 125 
Wonmouth, Alice 498 
Woodrowe, Agnes 92 
Wyke, John de 35 

Thomas 130 
Wykham, Robert de 36 
Wylsham, Harry 74 

Yete, Richard atte 36 

Zouche, Zuche, Susche, Church, de la, 
Alan 34 
Roger 29, 30, 33, 34 


Snbex ®too 

Names of Persons in America 

Abbot, Ann 345 

Abbott, Eunice Scovil 302 

John C. 302 
Ackley, Bethiah 159 

Deborah 148, 159 

Elijah 215 

Nicholas 136 

Olive Naomi 289, 369 

Samuel 159 
Acre, Mary 430 
Adams, Amelia 224, 277 

Asahel 277, 285 

Esther 227, 285 

Esther J. 259 

Mary 234 


WilUam 167, 169-172 
Aiken, Emma 345, 433 
Aikman, Bertha 325, 415 

Josephine 415 

Paul 325, 415 

Robert 415 
Alberta, Bernard 208, 253 

Ruth 208, 253 
Alberti, Electa Scovill 417 

Henry 327, 417 

Phila Sophia 327 

Phoebe 327, 417 

Samuel F. 417 

Vesta M. 417 
Alderman, Arannah 283 

Eunice T. 283 

Flora 262 

Lovina 283 
Aldrich, Anna Reese 429 
Alford, Elizabeth 508 
Alger, Alonzo 266 

Benajah 266 

Elizabeth 266 

Esther 215, 266 

Josiah215, 266 

Lewis 266 

Mary 266 

Samuel 266 

Sarah 506 
Allaire, Eliza Maria 307 
Allegro, Charlotte 257 

Eliza 257 

David 257 

Martha 257 
Allen, Asa 266 

Allen, Daniel 161 

Edith L. 464 

Elizabeth W. 278, 357 

Estella Evelyn 280 

Herbert 464 

Hugh 392 

Josephine 392 

Lucinda 344 

Lucy 263, 344 

M. L. C. 280 

Mary 215, 266 

Moses 357 

Nathan 215, 266 

Susan 280 
Aller, Arzela 349 

Hannah M. 270, 349 

Samuel 349 
Alley, Annie Burnett 320, 413 
Ailing, Elizabeth C. 490 

Ezra 490 

Isaac E. 490 

Rhoda 156 

Thomas 156 
AUyn, Asenath 246 

Cornelia 246 

Eliza Ann 246 

Elizabeth 246 

Henry 203, 246 

Henry Scovill 246 

Jerusha 246 

John 246 

Julia Lydia 246 

Mary Jane 246 

Ruth 246 

Ruth Amelia 246 

William Grannis 246 
Ames, Anna 512 
Anderson, Bertha May 406 

Charles Howard 406 

Charlotte 257 

Edgar Weston 406 

Emily 406 

Emma 406 

George Frederick 311, 406 

George Walter 406 

Hannah Sarah 311, 406 

John 406 

Johnson 170, 171 

Joseph 3, 4 

Mr. 257 

Reva Carleton 406 


Andrews, Andrus, Abraham 228 

Alice 293 

Caroline E. 293 

Carrie E. 293 

Celia Elizabeth 457 

Elmer L. 293 

Etta E. 293 

Frederick 293 

Gertrude 293 

Hannah 141 

Harriet 226, 285 

John 140 

Mabel 228 

Mary 140, 226, 285 

Samuel 181, 182, 195, 196 
Anthony, Peter 270 

Rachel 270 
Applegate, Elizabeth 345 

Mr. 345 
Arnold, Abigail 156 

Charles H. 423, 468 

Eleanor Algene 423, 468 

Eliza 257 

George H. 469 

Hattie L. 469 

Joseph 146 

Josiah 156 

Mr. 257 

Rhoda 146, 156 

Rose 469 

Samuel 428 
Aspinwall, Algernon Aiken 459 

Clarence Aiken 377, 459 

Eliza Jane 348, 438 

Ellen Hyde 459 

Jeanette 377, 459 

Margaret Scovill 459 

Martha A. 459 

Scovill Hazard 459 
Atkins, Cornelia 279, 280 

David 279, 280 

Garry 232 

George H. 469 

Hattie L. 469 

Jennette A. Smith 280 

John 224, 280 

Julia 280 

Lucina 232 

Maria 224, 279 

Marylinda 224, 280 

Mary Lois 280 

Milo 280 

Roberts 280 

Susan 280 
Atwater, Hannah 226 

George 245, 321 

Margaret 422 

Mary Langdon 245, 321 
Andes, Agnes Carrie 478 

Alice May 436, 478 

Allen J. 436, 478 

Charles Scovil 478 
Ausden, Austin Mr. 162 

Avery, Alton 420 
Fannie 420 

Babbit, Abigail 243 

Simon 243 
Bacon, Enoch 267 

Harrison 267 

Jabez 171 

Mary 265, 267 

Mr. 265 
Baggs, Nancy 285 

Robert 285 
Bagley, Sarah 318 
Bailey, David 209 

Deborah 209 

Elsa 343 

Ephraim 209 

Ezra 209 

Fanny 336 

Garrod 414 

Hannah 156, 209,521 

J. W. 427 

Keturah 209 

Lois 414 

Lucy 341 

Lydia 259 

Martha 209 

Maria 427 

Mary 209 

Oliver 156, 209,521 

Phoebe 209 

Prudence 209 

Ruth 331 

Sarah 260, 343 

Scovil 209 

Thomas 209 

Timothy 209 
Bailie, Amelia Margaret 485 

Bertram Lawrence 477, 485 

Carrie Hattie 477, 485 

Dorothy Estelle 485 

James Bertram 485 
Baker, John 186, 222 

Rachel 186, 222 
Baldwin, Amelia 366 

Elizabeth 509 

Elmira 366 

Jesse 366 

Jonathan 154, 171, 172 

Louisa Maria 282, 366 

Lucy 366 

Lydia 507 

Martha 143, 154 

Mary 154, 366 

Nelson 282, 366 

Orilla 366 

Sarah 293 
Ballou, Adeline A. 282, 366 

Philander 366 

Sarah 365, 366 
Bangs, Susannah 302 
Banks, Alice May 411 

Bertha Daisy 411 


Banks, Charles Henr}' 411 

Emeline Augusta 411 

Frances Olivia 411 

George Walter 411 

Henry Atkins 316, 410 

Jessie Hortense 411 

Minnie Marsh 411 

Sarah Emeline 316, 410 

William Scovil 411 
Banning, Lydia 159, 216, 521 

Samuel 159, 216, 521 
Barber, Editha 511 

Mindwell 506 
Barker, Eliza Adeline 308, 401 

Charles 401 

Hannah 341 

Lydia 401 

Mary 284 

William 284 
Barlow, Laura 248 
Barnard, Cornelia 392 
Barnes, 233 

Ann 151, 174, 229 

Benjamin 140, 158 

Daniel 158 

Ebenezer 134, 140 

Hannah 158 

Huldah 158 

Joseph 140 

Lucinda 371 

Mary 133, 140, 174 

Miss 294 

Mr. 437 

Nancy 437 

Samuel 174 

Sarah 133, 140, 158 

Susannah 146, 158 

Thomas 133, 140, 146, 158 
Barney, Charity 375 

Lydia 294, 375 

Paul 375 
Barnum, George A. 420 

Rose 420 
Bartholomew, Abiel 359 

Boadicia B. 278, 288, 359 

Lorinda 359 

Phila E. 287 

Rachel 228, 288 

Rillman 287 

Sibyl 249, 283 
Bascom, Clarissa 332, 420 

Emma 420 

Reuel Plum 420 
Bass, Samuel 211 

Sarah 211 
Bassett, Benjamin 154 

Horace 278 

Molly 154 

Sally 278 

Sarah 224 
Bassette, Alice 413 

Frederick L. 413 
Batchelor, Lucy 488 

Bates, Benjamin 214, 261 

Benjamin Lewis 261 

Elon 261 

Frances 240 

John 147 

Joseph 261 

Julia Anne 261 

Margaret 160 

Mary Lucretia 199, 240 

Mr. 136 

Nancy Belinda 261 

Rhoda 214, 261 

Rhoda Eliza 261 

Roxana 261 

Ruth 261 

Trvphena 261 

Walter 186, 187, 190, 191, 194, 
Battles, George W. 286 

Maria Sally 286 
Baxter, Asabia 490 
Beach, Amanda 357, 444 

Arthur 419 

Elijah 357, 444 

Esther 444 

Jessie 444 

Julia 419 

Mary S. 490, 491 
Bean, Nancy 318 
Beard, Laura 475 
Beardsley, Abel 187 
Beaux, Cecilia 386 
Beck, Mildred 464 
Beebe, Almeda 345 

Hannah 507 

Mr. 345 
Beecher, Elizabeth 281 

Hannah 322 
Beers, Nathan 170 
Belden, Adelaide 329 

Milton 329 
Bell, Charles 374 

James 356 

Lillian 374 

Margaret 356 

Martha 374 

Mary 278, 355 

Philip 278, 355 
Bellenger, Margaret K. 257 
Belyea, John 403 

Nora 403 
Benedict, Aaron 298 

Charlotte 298 

Charlotte A. 298 

Edward 294 

Rebecca 300 

Sarah Ann 294 
Bennett, Andrew 366 

Esther 366 

William 366 
Benton, Andrew 146 

Anne 146 

Evelyn Lucilla 323 


Benton, Hannah 138, 146 

Herbert 323 
Berg, Lydia 434 
Berlin, Susan Miranda 399 
Berrien, Frank Dunn 376 

Frank Whittelsey 376 

Mary Elizabeth 376 
Best, Alice Scovill 372 

Edward L. 372 

Edward Thompson 372 

John Meredith 477 

Malinda Jane 477 

Mary 435 

Mary.Susan 435, 477 

Matilda 478 
Bevin, Julia 488 
Bigelow, Oliver 222 
Biggs, George Coleman 479 

Juanita Maria 479 
Bills, Clara Marsell 454 

Robert 454 
Bisbee, Floyd 483 

Genevieve 455 

Herbert A. 455, 483 

Mary E. 483 
Bishop, Abigail 507 

Blanche A. 321 

Charles 427 

Charles W. 321 

Emma L. 321 

James 342, 427 

Julia Eliza 427 

Marsilva 510 

Mary 427 

Melantha 342, 427 
Bismarck, Princess 276 
Bisset, George 184 
Bivins, Clara B. 436, 479 

F. B. 436, 479 

Juanita Maria 479 

Mabel C. 479 

Warren Scovil 479 
Bixby, Jemina 511 
Black, Alice 270 

Hannah 221, 270 

Joseph 270 
Blackman, Sophia A. 458 
Blake, Edward W. 363 

Harriet 284 

Mary Ann 281, 363 

Sally 363 
Blakeslee, Mehitabel 173, 225, 282 

Reuben 225 

Rhoda 225 
Blakley, Reuben 170 
Blanchard, Dorcas 267 

Hiram 267 

Hyde 267 

Lydia 215, 267 

Timothy 215, 267 
Blatchley, Temperance 211 
Bliss, Eliphael 506 
Boardman, Anna Elizabeth 493 

Boardman, Eva Gertrude 493 
James Henry 493 
Rachel 508 
Boise, Robert 285 
BoUes, William 166 
Bonfoey, Benanuel 337, 339 
CaroHne Anne 259, 339 
Eliza 337, 339 
Frances Louisa 259, 336 
Horace Andrew 259 
Phoebe 259 
Boon, Samuel 186 

William 186 
Borden, Elizabeth 505 

William 505 
Botsford, Anna 427 

Charles 342, 427 

Eliza 342, 427 

Experience 230, 290 

Ezra 230, 290 

Lucinda 230, 290 
Bowen, Hannah E. 424, 469, 470 
Box, Aaron 476 

Katherine Virtue 476 

Leuzena 433, 476 
Boyd, John 397 

Laura 397 
Bradenburg, Mabel 311, 407 
Bradley, Col. 264 

David M. 229 

EHzabeth 232 

Emily 227, 286 

Hannah 332 

Hepzibah 261 

John 335 

Lucius B. 249 

Lucy 507 

Lyman 261 

Mary 294 

Ruth A. 249 

Sarah 255, 335 
Brainard, Abner 424 

Cynthia Maria 425 

Daniel 144 

Deborah 209 

Emily 342, 424, 425 

Enos Lewis 342, 424, 425 

Francis A. 279 

Harriet Louisa 423, 467 

Homer W. 6, 425 

Horace 425 

Jerusha 262 

John E. 467 

Louisa 467 

Lucy 424 

Martha 489 

Mary 262 

Mary Eliza 425 

William Royal 425 
Brainerd, Adeline Bathsheba 329, 465 

Archie D. 465 

De Forest 465 

Esther F. 331 


Brainerd, Florence Scoville 465 

Harold C. 465 

Ila Helen 465 

Jason P. 329, 465 

Leonard D. 253, 417, 465 

Marietta V. 417, 465 

Ralph Lewis 465 
Brand, Elizabeth E. 252, 331 
Brandow, Caroline 334 
Brannah, Amelia 199, 239 
Brewer, Mr. 418 

Myrtle 418 
Briggs, Emma L. 321 

Jerusha 246 

Joshua 216 

Keziah 161, 216 

Mr. 428 

Sarah Jane 428 
Brighani, Sarah 512 
Bristol, Comfort 511 

Moses 151 
Bronson, Brownson, Abraham 135 

Alice J. 374 

Amasa 172 

Andrew 150, 151, 170, 171, 172 

Benjamin 199 

Beverly S. 374 

Celia Elizabeth 457 

Chester B. 374 

Daniel 172 

Ebenezer 170, 172 

Edward 457 

Ensign 143 

Esther 172 

Ezra 167, 171, 172 

Frances E. 374 

Grace Dorothy 371, 457 

Hannah 322 

Henry 198, 233, 300 

Irwin P. 374 

Isaac 142 

Joseph Perry 322 

Julia E. 374 

Lester 292, 374 

Levi 177 

Lillian 374 

Lois 199 

Lucy 172 

Mary 150, 151, 172 

Phoebe 172 

Ruth 153, 199 

Samuel l72 

Sarah 177, 292, 374 

Sarah B. 245, 322 

Silvia 172 

Stephen 170 

Thankful 172 
Brooker, Chloe 512 

Sally 511 
Brooks, Amasa 294 

Amasa B. 294 

Elizabeth M. 294 

Harriet 489 

Brooks, Marah 144 

Mary 294 

Samuel 210 
Brown, Alice 345 

Anna 337 

Anna Dorothea 399 

Caroline 510 

Elizabeth 152 

Fanny Hazard 376 

Frances Marion 399 

Francis Manson 399 

Gilmore 399 

Isaac 451 

James 152, 153 

John 170 

Leona B. 344, 432 

Mr. 345 

Rebecca 361, 451 

Reuben 173 

Rosanna 177 

Ruth 173 

Samuel 177, 202 

Sarah 153, 177, 202, 237, 493 
Buchanan, J. J. 352 

Jay 352 

Mary J. 352 
Buckingham, Anna 298 

Charlotte A. 298 

Chloe 297 

David 249, 297 

Emeline 249 

Elizabeth 234, 297 

John 234, 297 

John A. 298 

Mary 298 

Rebecca 223 

Sarah 295 

Scovill 298 
Buckm.inster, Martha H. 357 
Budd, Mary 215, 265 
Budine, George 417 

Hattie E. 417 
Buell, Huldah 507 
Bugbee, Rachel 370 
Bull, Charles Stedman 384 

Frederick Kingsbury 384 

Ludlow Seguine 384 

Mary Eunice 384 
Bump, Samuel 160 
Burdette, William 131 
Burdin, Thomas 186 
Burgett, Carrie Sophia 417 

C. E. 417 
Burke, Elizabeth 246 
Burlock, Hester 186 
Burnell, Frances Olivia 411 

Henry 411 
Burnett, Jane 413 

Nancy 404 

Sarah E. 278, 356 
Burnham, Ruth 246 
Burns, Henry 411 

Jessie Hortense 411 


Burr, David 258 

Eleanor A. 422 

Eliza, 337, 339 

Elizabeth 221, 269 

Esther 336 

Esther Maria 258, 336 

Eva Luella 337, 422 

Experience 208, 251 

George 336 

George W. 322, 413 

Hannah 212, 259 

Hermon 422 

Jerusha 251 

Joanna 258, 269 

Jonathan 259 

Lydia 259 

Marion Foote 322, 413 

Olney 269 

Phoebe 212, 258 

Samuel 251 

Sarah 212, 258 

William Hubert 413 
Burton, Waitie 355 
Bush, Adeline 315, 408 
Bushnell, Calvin 332 

Charles 255, 420 

Mary 255, 332, 420 

Theresa 332 

Thirzah 332 
Bustill, Mary 347 
Buttenheim, Adelaide 377, 459 

Joseph Harold 459 

Margaret 459 
Butter, Jane 278, 358 

Thomas 131 
Butterfield, Mary 287 
Button, Benjamin 342 

Grace E. 424, 470 

Mehitabel 342 
Butts, Thomas 134 
Byington, Elizabeth 509 
Byles, Elizabeth 198, 235 

Mather 235 

Rebecca 235 

Cady, Ammi 373 

Armena A. 292, 373 

Lucretia 373 
Cahoon, Anna J. 288 
Caldwell, Abigail 284 

William 284 
Calkins, Temperance 508 
Callender, Mary E. 347, 437 
Calvert, Leonard 131 
Cameron, Helen 448 

Hughina 406 
Camfield, John 438 

Josephine 438 
Cammer, Cynthia Marena 333 

Livingston 333 
Camp, Elizabeth Ann 370 

Joseph 273 
Candee, Abigail 231 

Canfield, Anne 256 
Capen, Almon 488 

Temperance 487 
Carle, Thomas 186 
Carbury, Mary A. 286 
Carlson, Annie 468 
Carney, Ann 222, 273 

Elijah 273 
Carpenter, Abiah 223 

Andrew J. 335 

Dan 223 

Hannah 268 

Jeanette 335 

Paul 164, 222 

Roxa 326 

Sarah Anne 164, 222 

Stephen 268 
Carrington, Abraham 186 

John 138 
Carter, Franklin 381 
Carty, Capt. 222 
Case, Ruth 319 
Castle, Sarah 177, 202 
Caswell, Joseph 186 
Catt, Elizabeth Ann 398 

John 398 

Mary Alice 305, 398 
Caulkins, Caroline 289 

Mr. 289 
Cecil, Margaret 236 
Chaffee, Charles Austin 471 

Minnie Belle 471 
Chamberlain, Drayton 437 

Elizabeth 506 

Lucy 437 

Rebecca 272 
Champion, Sarah 505 
Chapin, Azubah Sophia 333 

Oscar 333 
Chapman, Abigail 148, 160 

Caleb 161 

David 160 

Eunice 160 

Jonathan 204 

Mary 204 

Ruth 156, 204 
Chatfield, David 293 

George 293 

Grace F. 293 

Jane 293 

Joseph E. 233, 293 

Lucinda 291 

Mary 293 

Nancy 233, 293 _ 
Chatterton, Josephine 329 
Chick, Johannes 186 

John 186 
Chittenden, Armenia 335 

Curtis Baldwin 335 

Eliza Ann 253, 335 
Christy, Emma 356 
Church, Elizabeth 220 

Hannah 220 


Church, Lois Dorcas 509 

Lucy 164, 165, 204, 220 
Mary 204, 205 

Samuel 164, 220 

Sarah 509 

Thomas 204 
Churchill, Caroline Elizabeth 293 
Clark, Agnes Pauline 402 

Almina L. 495 

Ann 219 

Capt. 175 

Catherine 155 

Clarence A. 432 

Eber Banning 495 

Eli 300 

Elizabeth 209, 212 

Eunice 250 

Hannah 343 

Harriet 234, 300 

Harriet E. 495 

Henry 288 

Julia A. 228, 288 

Leona B. 432 

Lucy 204 

Lucy H. 495 

Lydia 509 

Marinda M. 495 

Mary, 371, 457 

Merritt 231 

Mr. 343 

Rachel 347 

Rebecca 300 

Rebecca S. 279 

Rhoda 495 

Sherman 235 

Sylvester Henry 495 

Sarah 231, 235 

Wealthyann 495 
Clarke, Rev. 183 

Jacob 302 

Jacob L. 234, 302, 303 

Mary Thankful 234, 302, 304 

Orange 302 

Susannah 302 
Cleaver, Cornelia 279, 280 
Clemento, Aaron 327, 418 

Electa 327, 418 
Cleveland, Cyrene 202, 244 

Moses 261 

Sabra 244 

Samuel Rich 244 

Tryphena 261 
Close, Hettie Maria 439 
Coale, John 134 
Coates, Jennie 313 
Cobb, Emily 275 

Mr. 275 
Coburn, Elizabeth 215, 267 
Coe, Lucina 512 
Coffin, Josephine 415 
Coggeshall, Rebecca 272 
Cogswell, Amos 272 
Hannah 505, 520 

Cogswell, Rebecca 221, 272 
Cohoon, Alice Irene 421 
Eugene 334, 421 
Ira Scovill 421 
Mary Helen 421 
Orcelia Sophia 334, 420 
Sarah 421 
Coit, L. M. 437 
Cole, Anne 146 
Melissa 436 
Mr. 436 
Colgrove, Asenath 246 

Charles 246 
Collard, Abby Jane 294 

William 294 
Collett, Mary Jane 453 

Philemon 453 
Collier, Margaret 459 
Colt, George 427 

Maria 427 
Comely, Robert 187 
Comstock, S. 268 

Sarah 282, 365, 366 
Condit, Amzi 413 

Marion Foote 413 
Cone, Anne 159 
Caleb 158 
Capt. 214 
Cornelius 159 
Elizabeth 158, 159 
Hannah 146, 158 
Jonathan 206 
Mary 261 
Noah 146, 158, 159 
Phoebe 159 
Conklin, Addie L. 466 

Elizabeth 510 
Conor, Elizabeth 510 
Cook, Agnes 323 
Ann 512 
Anna 494 
Elizabeth 159 
Joseph 494 
Katherine Eunice 474 
Lucina 511 
Moses 159, 170, 172 
Nancy 494 
Sophia 327 
Cooke, Rev Dr. 184 
Coon, Debbe 477 
Ellen Lydia 433, 477 
Myron 477 
Cooper, Caleb 152 

Desire 152 
Cope, Jane Elizabeth 272, 352 
Coree, Gideon 187 
Cornelius, Caroline T. 510 
Corral, Marv Elizabeth 356 

William 356 
Cosset, John 170, 172 
Coster, Charles 462 


Coster, Edith Beatrice 405, 462 

Georgianna Amanda 462 
Cotton, Victoria 435 
Couch, Charles Scovel 475 

Nicholas 475 

Sadie Taylor 475 
Crafts, Emily 443 

Flora Emma 357, 443 

George Henry 443 
Crampton, Eunice Ann 229, 290 
Crane, Antha 176 

Dorcas 230 

Seth 230 
Cratchley, Mary 228, 288 
Craun, Letitia 435 

O. C. 435 
Crawford, Amelia Brannah 241, 313 

Leah Grace 474 

William H., 241, 313 
Crawshaw, Helen Beatrice 360, 448 

Helen C. 448 

Ephraim 448 
Cribbs, Mary A. 257 
Crocker, Eliza Carpenter 273 

Gardner 273 

Sarah 506 

Thankful 507 
Crook, Miss 438 
Crosby, Amanda 244 

Juliana 202, 244 

Thomas 244 

William 202, 244 
Crowell, Edgar G. 468 

Etta Hall 468 

Hattie Lucy 468 

Harold Webb 468 

Mary Stuben 468 

Pearl M. 468 

Samuel Tilden 468 

Sarah Jane 423, 468 

Webb E. 423, 468 
Culp, Ann 345 

John 345 

Lydia 267, 345 
Cunningham, Garwood 154 

Mary 154, 199, 240 
Curtis, Azubah 173 

Corneha 392 

Elizabeth 385, 392 

Elizabeth Payne 385 

Eustace Sanford 392 

Francis Randolph 392 

Frank 454 

Frederick Kingsbury 392 

Helen 392 

Henry Holbrook 392 

Holbrook 385, 387 

Josephine 392 

Lula 454 

Marian 392 

Marjorie 392 

Mary Alathea 392 

Mary Ann 300, 378, 385 

Curtis, Sarah 301 

William Edmond 300, 385, 388, 
390, 391, 392 
Curtiss, Ann 152 

Experience 230, 290 

Hannah 152 

Jesse 203 
Cutter, Mary S. 509 

Daines, Ella 465 
Dakin, Sally 510 
Davies, Anne 236 

Arthur Scovill 395 

Catherine Alathea 395 

Charles 377 

Edward Thomas 395 

Eunice Ruth 234, 298 

Henry E. 377, 387 

John 377 

John Henry 395 

Julia 394 

Laura Belle 395 

Lemuel Sanford 301, 394 

Margaret 236 

Mary Estelle 395 

Ruth 299 

Stella Elizabeth 395 

Stella Maria 301, 394 

Thomas 236, 377, 394 

Thomas A. 387 

Thomas John 299, 377 

Thomas M. 377 

William Bostwick 395 
Davis, Ann 198 

Annie C. 415 

Betsey Maria 318 

Chester Powers 439 

Elizabeth Maria 244 

Hettie Maria 439 

Nancy 350, 439 

Sabra 244 
Dawson, Hannah 202 
Day, Abraham 257 

AdeHne Bathsheba 329, 465 

Amelia 329 

Caroline Aurelia 329 

Erastus 329 

Irene 257 

Mary Anne 251, 329 

Naomi 512 

Newell 251, 329 

Sarah 257 
Dayton, Anna Mather 492 

Henry 321 

Josiah 245, 321 

Mary Langdon 245, 321 
Deforest, Ephraim 186 
Delaney, Mary 437, 479 
Deluhery, Cornelius 484 

Lizzie, 472, 484 
DeReimer, Cornelia F. 416 
Desbrisay, Cordelia A. 312 

Helen S. 408 


Desbrisay, Ida R. M. 312, 408 

Ida Scovil 408 

Lestock 312, 408 

Swayne 312 
Devoe, Anna 418 

Mr. 418 
Dewey, Anna 221 

Molly 164, 221 

Solomon 221 
Dewhurst, Anne 323 

Annie 247, 323 

Thomas 323 
Dibble, Lydia Jane 347, 436 

William 186 
Dibblee, Fyler 186, 187 

Walter 186 
Dickerhoof , Elizabeth 434 

Jacob 434 

Mary A. 346, 434 
Dickerman, Abraham 186 
Dickinson, Angie E. 422, 466 

Achsa 261 

Azariah 260 

Dorothy 214, 260, 261 

George 466 

Hannah 261 

Hepzibah 260, 261 

John 214, 260,261 

Joseph 487 

Juliette 261 

Linus 261 

Mary 261 

Nellie A. 466 

Rachel 261 

Temperance 487 

Zachariah 261 
Dilley, Frank Peters 356 

Mark Scovil 356 

Mary, 278, 355 

Peter, 278, 355 
Dingman, Eleanor 421 
Dingwell, Henry 218 

Tryphena 218 
Dixon, Abigail 418 
Dockman, Emma 406 
Doherty, Martha 309, 403 
Domville, Ann Isabel 309, 402 

Catherine Earle 402 

Edward 402 

Elizabeth Anne 402 

Ellen 403 

Frances 402 

Henry 403 

Isabel 402 

James 309, 402 

Mary Elizabeth 403 

Mary Lucretia 402 

Percy 403 
Doolittle, Joseph 229 
Dorman, Sarah 488 
Doty, Amelia 329 
Dougal, Emeret 293, 375 

Dougal, Grace 375 

Jane 375 

Leonard 293, 375 
Douglas, Col. 209 
Dovell, Frances Helen 443 

Gordon J. 443 

Grace Marie 443 

John 443 

John Clark 351, 443 

Mamie 443 

Minnie 351, 443 

Nathan 443 
Downer, Anna 221 
Downs, Sarah 154 
Dray, Almeda 447 

Darius 447 

Maud A. 359, 447 

Philomela 289 

Wallace 289 
Dreher, Almeda 447 

Darius 447 

Maud A. 359, 447 
Dresser, Artemas 410 

Dollie 315, 410 

Sylvia 410 
Drinkwater, Laura Jane 492 

Mr. 492 
Dunbar, Content 509 
Dunham, Rebecca 512 
Dunn, Charlotte 307, 399 

Josephine 307, 399 

William 399 
Durand, Betsey 230, 290 
Durkee, Cornelia Ann 290, 370 

Elizabeth Ann 370 

Lewis K. 370 
Durst, Angie 345, 433 

Lydia 433 

William 433 
Dutton, Mary 279 
Duty, Isabella F. 428, 472 

John Sweetland 472 

Mary Ann 472 
Du Vernet, Harriet Lavinia 308, 401 

Henry J. 401 

Susan 401 
Dux, Arlene Cornelia 435, 478 

Joseph 478 

Matilda 478 
Dwight, Samuel 176 

Earle, Edith 310 

Isabel 402 

William 310, 402 
Eastman, Charles R. 504 

Rosamund 228, 289 

Eaton, 320 

Eckmond, Emma 227, 287 
Edmond, Elizabeth Payne 388 

William 388 
Eggleston, Elizabeth 507, 520 
Elfbrink, Angia E. 433, 476 
Elliott, J. C. 275 


Elliott, Mrs. J. C. 275 
Ellis, Jane 415 
Elton, Lucy 461 
Ely, Abigail 473 

Elizabeth Goodman 396 

Hannah 341 

Mary Elizabeth 301, 396 

Mary Tyler 431, 473 

Nathatv C. 396 

Sarah 260, 341 

William 341, 473 
Emerson, Sadie L. 257 

Ralph Waldo 16 
Emmons, Mary 511 

Ruhamah 510 
Engle, Clara Alice 437 

Jacob 437 
English, Hannah 491 
Ensign, Capt. 212 
Evans, Martha Amy 368 

Mr. 368 
Evanson, A. C. 241, 311, 312 

Eliza 241, 311 
Evarts, Abner 157, 520, 521 

Susannah 157, 520 
Everett, Clarissa 510 
Ewall, Harry 366 

Lucy 366 
Euing, Adeline Augusta 357 

Fairchild, M. 298 

Sarah 298 

Mr. and Mrs. 263 
Fairfield, George Howe 478 

Phosa Delilah 478 
Faltz, Hannah 260, 343 
Faulkner, Birdell 421 

M. C.421 
Faust, Josephine K. 349 
Fayerweather, Elizabeth 306, 399 

Frances 399 

Helen 399 

Herbert 399 

William A. 306, 399 

William T. 399 
Fenn, Elizabeth 203 

Samuel 242 

Sarah 201, 242 
Ferguson, Ida 427 

J. 427 

Melinda 512 
Ferris, Joseph 187 
Finch, Abram 419 

Coleman 335 

Elmer 419 

Emeline 253, 335 

Ida M. 335 

Jennie 419 

Laura 419 

Lewis 330, 419 

Lucinda 330, 419 

Manley 253, 335 

Mrs. 255 

Fisher, Blanche 453, 481 

Elizabeth 481 

James Edward 481 
Fisk, Elizabeth 412 

John Flavel 412 

V. AUene 320, 412 
Fleming, Anna 490 

John 490 
Fletcher, Mary 449 
Flickinger, Joshua 288 

Mary 288 
Flint, Harriet Pearl 474 

Herbert G. 474 

Laura 419 

Mr. 419 
Foot, Foote, Caroline Elizabeth 2'^3 

Charles Burwell 294 

Daniel 221, 271 

Daniel William Henry 272 

George Smith 293 

Grace Ann 293 

Grace Harriet 413 

Hannah 271 

Irene 257 

Joel B. 233, 293 

John 245, 293 

Lucy 511 

Lydia 507 

Mary 245, 507 

Nathaniel 161 

Orilla 366 

Pauline Louise 294 

Philip 366 

Ruth 299, 377 

Sabra 203, 245 

Samuel 322 

Samuel A. 390 

Sarah 233, 293 

Sarah Ann 221, 271, 272, 294 

Stephen 271 

William 413 

William L. 507 
Foreman, Cornelia 278, 356 
Foss, Cora 324 

Emily 414 

Jacob 414 
Foster, Alice Louisa 309, 402 

Isaac 264 

Marian 488 

Mary 244, 318 

Nancy 318 

Per ley 318 

Rebecca 215, 264 
Fountain, Stephen 186 
Fowler, Ann 405 

Frederick B. 468 

John 187 

Mary Stuben 468 
Fox, Adelaide Orinthia 277, 355 

Annie Maria 432, 475 
Charles W. 363 
Dudley 281, 362 
Elvira Lydia 281, 362 


Fox, Emily A. 363 
Erastus 355 
Eunice 469 
John C. 363 
Hester A. R. 363 
Laura 475 
Marianne E. 363 
Nelson 475 
Waitie 355 
Francis, Eleanor A. 422 
Frary, Hannah 506 
Eraser, D. R. 421 

Margaret Belle 421 
Frederick, Charles 289 

Lucy 289 
Freeman, Edmund 163 
Edwin 314 
Elisha 267 
Elizabeth 163 
Eunice 267 
"Judge" 242 
Louisa 467 
Mr. 314 
Sarah 242, 314 
Friel, James 432, 474 
Lucy Ann 432, 474 
Mary Ellen 474 
Fritz, Arridell 435 
Froat, Henrietta 265 
Lydia 265 
Mary 265 
Seymour 265 
William 265 
Fuller, Adeline A. E. 278, 357 
Adeline Augusta 357 
Carlisle 357 
Frances E. 291 
Franklin 468 
Isaac N. 291 
Lucy 424 
Mary 219 
Nora Agnes 468 
Sarah Libba 360 
Seth 382 
Thomas 360 
FuUford, Hannah 158 
Funk, Evolene 349, 439 
Isaac K. 439 
Madison Cordell 439 
Mary Adell 439 
Milton P. 349, 439 
Rosa Avilla 439 
Ruth Scovell 439 

Gage, Rebecca 494 
Gale, Harriet 343, 428 
Gardner, Grace F. 293 
Garvin, Maria Jane 347, 436 
Garvis, Ann 455 

Mary A. 365, 455 

William 455 
Gates, Ann 163 

Elizabeth 148, 162, 163 

Gates, George 144 
Grace 163 
Josiah 163 
Mary 506 
Stephen 163 
Thomas 163 
Gauchat, A. J. 367, 456 
Aaron Morris 456 
Frederick Leroy 456 
Isadore Myers 456 
Lena Louise 456 
Maud Adeline 456 
Mina Louisiana 367, 456 
Gaylord, Capt. 213 
Esther 509 
Joseph 138, 139 
Geddis, Eunice Jane 356 
Mary 278, 355 
Samuel 278, 355 
Geizer, Laura 287 

Zephaniah 287 
Gibbs, David 231 
Eliakim 231 
Hannah 176, 231 
Harriet M. 249 
Nancy 231 
Obed 176, 231 
Ransom 231 
Ruth 231 
Sarah 231 
Gifford, Daniel H. 446 

Kate M. 358, 446 
Gilbert, Deborah 199, 239 
Eliza 304 
Henry 304 
Sophia 236, 304 
Thomas 239, 304 
Gillen, Ann 510 
Gillespie, Charles 370 
Mr. 370 
Ruth Ann 370 
Gillett, Emma J. 417 

J. J. 417 
Gillies, Edward Mayes 404 
Mary Isabel 310, 404 
Nancy 404 
Gladwin, James 262 
Laura 262 
Lydia 338 
Selden 338 
Tamsin E. 259, 338 
Glazier, Philomela 173, 227 
Gledhill, Ann 282, 365 
Glick, Lorna 434 
GoflF, Mary Eliza 425 
Goodale, Maria 278, 359 
Goodwin, Caroline Alathea 302 
Emily A. 244, 320 
Henry Wheaton 302 
John 320 

John Douglas 244, 320 
Gorden, John 186 
Gordon, Minerva 281 


Gordon, Thomas W. 281 
Gorton, Cordelia J. 327, 417 
Gosnell, Mary 350, 442 

Peter 442 
Goule, Christina B. 475 
Gove, Lila 323 
Graham, Abigail 154 
Granger, Elizabeth 510 

Justin S. 261 

Rhoda Eliza 261 
Grannis, Hannah 202 

Lydia 153, 202 

Stephen 202 
Graves, Rhoda 162 
Green, Ada Maria 492 

Charlotte 488 

John 492 

Mary Ann 472 

Willard W. 488 
Greene, Susie Ray 357, 445 
Greenslade, Ann 311 

Charlotte Ann 240, 311 

William 311 
Gregory, Annie Bronson 322 

Frederick H. 322 

Sally 281 

Sarah 225 
Gridley, Azubah 507 
GriflFen, Olive 225, 281 
Griffin, Dinah 281 

John 281 
Griffis, Martha Amelia 356 

William D. 356 
Griffith, Alice 307, 400 
Grilley, Davis 292, 375 

Dwight 375 

Helen 375 

Jane C. 292, 374 

Silas 375 
Griswold, Chloe 510 

Rhoda 225 
Grosbeck, Alodia 452 

Capitola 452 

Eva Rosetta 452 

Joel 452 

Mary Alice 452 

Nellie 452 

Nicholas 361, 452 

Rosetta 361, 452 
Gross, Phoebe 372 
Grosvenor, Francis D. 246 

Mary Jane 246 
Guernsey, Amanda 244 

Desire 152 

Egbert 244 

Jonathan 152 

Noah 244 

Olive 203 
Guessford, Myrtle 446, 480 
Guild, Etta Hall 468 

Louis L. 468 
Guildford, Catherine Headen 436, 479 

Isabell 479 

Guildford, Robert E. 479 
Gunn, Abigail 176, 231 

Enos 231 
Guyman, Clara 282, 365 

Haas, Charles A. 447, 481 

Pearl E. 447, 481 
Hackett, Elvira Lydia 362 

John 362 

Catherine L. 427, 472 
Hadsell, C. J. 435 

Ida 435 

Lydia 265 

Mr. 265 
Halt, Israel 186, 188 
Hall, Anne 323 

Jennie 318 

Lydia 509 

Ruth 509, 510 

Samuel W. 382 
Hampson, Hannah 345 
Hanchett, Mary Ann 281 

Mr. 281 
Hand, John 187 
Hanmer, Jane 344, 432 

Margaret Jane 432 

Massie Walley 432 
Hannah, Katherine Virtue 476 
Hanneson, Hannison, John 136, 145, 

Happie, George 186 
Hard, Alice 413 

Belinda 249 

David M. 249, 322, 413 

Grace Harriet 413 

Mary Harriet 322, 413 

Mary Langdon 413 
Harding, Anne 273 

Elijah C. 273 

Eveline 273 

James 273 

LiUa 273 

Olive 273 

Stephen 273 
Hare, J. Montgomery 392 

Marian 392 
Harmon, Mary 215, 266 
Harrah, Ada Priscilla 350, 442 

Benjamin F. 350, 442 

Eugene B. 442 

Helen Scovell 442 

Owen Melville 442 

Portia Vermillion 442 
Harris, Abigail 509 

Fannie 509 

Jonathan 220 

Lucy 437 

Mabelle Elizabeth 455, 482 

Massy 186 

Mr. 482 

Nathaniel 221 

Rachel 220 

Ruth 164, 220 


Harrison, Electa 268 
Elizabeth 507 
Harriet 490, 491 
Israel 491 
J. 268 

Leigh Richmond 309 
Susan Louise 309 
T. N. 403 
Vera 403 
Harsey, Sally 363 
Hart, John 134 

Philomelia 458 
Hartman, Emily S. L. 307, 400 
Mary Henrietta 400 
Wencel Henry 400, 401 
Hartshorn, Eliphalet 199 
Lois 199 
Voadice 199 
Harwood, E. V. 319 
Emma G. 319 
Juliana 319 
Lamson 319 
Haskell, Ida 456 
Haskin, Charles D. 456 

Lena Louise 456 
Haskins, Salome 511 
Hastings, Rachel 261 
Hathaway, Cushai 199, 239 

Sarah 199, 239 
Hauser, Frederick 189 
Haven, Mary 319 
Hawkins, Mary 153 

Mr. 197 
Hawley, Alva D. 410, 464 
Lavern V. 464 
Theodora 410, 464 
Hay, Thirzah 332 

William 332 
Hayden, Daniel P. 227 

Miranda 227 
Hayes, Frances Arabelle 424, 471 
Hayward, Abigail 404 
Elisha 223, 275 
Eunice 275 

Fannie Little 223, 275 
George 275 
John 275 
Headen, Isabell 479 
Heady, John 492 
Lucy Ann 492 
Sarah 492 
Hebersang, Frederick 473, 485 

Susie May 473, 485 
Hendrickson, John 186 
Henry, Martha 410, 464 
Herman, Grayce Amelia 472, 484 
Herr, Emogene 286 

William C. 286 
Hewlett, Anne Horsfield 310 
Charlotte Amelia 240, 310 
Thomas Townsend 310 
Hibbard, Augustine G. 372 
Hickcox, Abigail 284 

Hickcox, Abraham 173 

Albert 249 

Anna 249, 284 

Belinda 249 

Bennett Norton 249 

Caleb 249 

Caroline J. 249 

Chandler 284 

Chauncey 225, 283, 287 

Cornelia J. 249 

Daniel 249, 283 

Dorcas 284 

Edward Scovill 249 

Eliza 284 

Elizabeth 224 

Emmeline 249 

Harriet 284 

Harriet M. 249 

Isaac Chauncey 284 

Joseph 139 

Martha Sarah 249 

Mary 284 

Melicent 227, 284 

Mr. 229 

Rachel 177 

Ruth 249 

Ruth A. 249 

Samuel 166, 224 

Sarah 166 

Selden Reynolds 284 

Sibyl 249, 283 

Susannah 178, 225, 283, 287 

Sylvia 172 

Tamar 173 

Ursula 284 

William 227, 284, 287 
Hicken, Sarah Elizabeth 453, 481 

Sarah Jane 481 

Thomas 481 
Higgins, Almeda Caroline 460 

Asa 260 

Cornelius 157, 205, 208, 213, 260 

Esther 260 

Harriet Walter 395, 460 

Walter 460 
Higley, Vashti 325 
Hilder, Elizabeth Ann 398 
Hill, Albert 411 
Ann 163 

Augusta Catherine 316, 411 
Augustus 411 
Col. 210 
Mr. 316, 411 
Sophronia 331 
Hills, Edgar B. 317 
Sarah Maria 317 
Hinds, Bertha May 406 
Hine, Elizabeth 226 

Mehitabel 248, 250 
Hinkle, Maggie 437, 479 
Hinman, Abigail 154 
Abijah 152 
Ann 152 


Hinman, Alathea Maria 234 

Benjamin 151 

Caroline Alathea 302 

David 154 

Dorcas 154 

Edward 152 

Eleazer 142, 143, 153, 154 

Elizabeth 151 

Eunice Scovil 302 

Frederick 302 

Gideon 152 

Hannah 143, 152-154 

Joel 234, 301, 302 

John 154 

Jonas 154 

Mary 153, 154 

Mary Clark 302 

Miriam 154 

Molly 154 

Noah 142, 143, 151, 152 

Patience 154 

Peter 154 

Phoebe 152 

Rebecca 152 

Reuben 152 

Rhoda 154 

Samuel 142 

Sarah 142, 143, 152, 154, 301 

Simeon 152 

Titus 153 

William L. 302 
Hitchcock, Aaron 234, 298 

Elizabeth 298 

Lydia 509 

Mary 298 

Sarah Hannah 234, 298 
Hoadley, Blanche A. 321 

James Henry 321 

Lucy 321 

Mary Elizabeth 321 

Milo 245, 320, 321 

Sarah 320 

Sarah Elizabeth 245, 320, 321 

Silas 320, 321 
Hoag, Caroline 416 

Ezra S. 416 

Salome Adella 327, 416 
Hoagland, C. D. 417 

Vesta M. 417 
Hoare, Bessie L. 312 

Mr. 312 
Hobart, Electa 418 

F. S. 418 
Hobbs, Deborah 268 

Jonas 268 
Holcomb, Jeremiah 186 

Wealthyann 495 
Holland, John 497 
Hollenback, Elsie 329 

Dewitt 329 
Hollister, Edward 342, 426 

Josiah 426 

Rebecca 426 

Hollister, Wealthy Ann 342, 426 
Holly, Harriet 315 
Holmes, Almaria 269, 347 

Caroline 235 

Mr. 235 

Salma 269 

Sarah 203, 247 
Holt, Jesse Payton 453 

Maria Drusilla 361, 453 

Sarah Naomi 453 
Hooker, John 137 
Hopkins, Hannah 166 

John 171 

Joseph 167, 169, 171 

Rebecca 299 
Hoppin, Charles Arthur 4, 9, 19, 92, 

Hopping, Elizabeth M. 412 
Horn, Elizabeth Henrietta 289 

H. E. 289 
Horrum, Amelia Hannah 357, 444,445 

Harriet Newell 357, 444 

Leman 357, 444, 445 

Lewis S. 357, 444 

Ruth 444 
Hotchkiss, Cynthia 226, 285 

Dorcas 314 

Elizabeth 231 

Hannah 226 

Henry 247 

Isabel 314 

Jane 203, 247 

John 242, 314 

Joseph 226 

Margaret 314 

Molly 226 

Roswell 314 

Sarah 173, 226, 242, 314 

Thelus 173, 226 
Hough, Hannah 506 

Julius 317 

Sarah Maria 317 
Houghton, Grace 400, 462 
Howard, Harriet N. 491 

Lockhart 491 

Mary Isabel 326 

Mary Lucella 248, 326 

Roxa 326 

Royal F. 248, 326 

Samuel 326 
Howd, Martha E. 292, 374 
Howe, Dexter 269 

Elizabeth 269 

Hester 151 
Howland, Charles 410 

Melvina 410 
Howlett, Annie E.'474 

Arthur Edward 474 

Caroline 474 

Charies A. 474 

Clara Hope 474 

Ellen L. 474 

Harriet Pearl 474 


Hewlett, Harry Gray 474 

Jane Margaret 474 

Katherine Eunice 474 

Laura Ann 432, 474 

Leah Grace 474 

Robert 432, 474 

Willard J. 474 
Hoyt, Caroline 474 
Hubbard, Almira Eliza 424, 470 

Benjamin 250 

Betsey 331 

Carmena 331 

Charlotte 331 

Daniel 250 

David 331 

Ebenezer 176 

Eleazer 252, 331 

Elijah 257, 331 

Elijah Thomas 331 

Elizabeth 252, 257, 331 

Enos 252, 331 

Esther F. 331 

Eunice 250 

Frances Helen 317 

George 317 

Gilbert 317 

Hannah 317 

Hattie 373, 459 

Horace 317 

Irene 317 

Jane 317 

Jane Elizabeth 317 

Jesse 243, 316 

Josiah 316 

Laura 331 

Martha 331 

Nellie 323 

Rosanna 208, 250 

Ruth 331 

Sally 243, 316 

Samuel H. 424, 470 

Sarah Maria 317 

Sophronia 331 

Susannah 316 

Thomas 331 

UrziUa 331 

Zalmona 331 
Hudson, Nathaniel 505 

Rachel 505 
Huke, Martha 348 
Hull, Daniel 265 

Hannah 151, 166 

Josiah 166 

Martha 224 

Mary 267, 345 

Phoebe 172 

Sarah 265 
Humiston, Mabel 232 
Humphrey, Armenia 335 

Daniel 170 

Guy M. 407 

Helen R. Scovil 407 

Lilly 254 

Humphrey, Lucia 333 

Martha A. 459 
Hungerford, Asenath 428 

Sarah 286 
Hunt, John 264 

Rebecca 264 
Hunter, Caroline M. 512 
Huntington, Don Carlos 361, 452 

Lucietta 361, 452 
Huntoon, Mary Scovill 304 

Vose 304 
Hurlburt, Hurlbut, Adella F. 373, 458 

Frederick E. 458 

Joseph 327 

Mary E. 458 

Rebecca 461 

Sarah 328, 330 

Sophia 251, 327 
Hurst, Alice 360 

William 360 
Hutchins, Harriet 220 

John 220 
Hutchinson, Eunice 275 

Harriet 220 

John 220 
Hutton, Helen 311, 407 
Huyck, Caroline 416 
Hyde, Augustus H. 495 

Ellen Whittaker 296, 376 

Fanny Hazard 376 

Lucy H. 495 

Theophilus Rogers 376 

Immegart, Alice May 411 

Louis 411 
Ingalls, Sophronia 331 

William 331 
Ingersoll, L. C. 411 

Minnie Marsh 411 
Ingham, Alice Hurlburt 458 

Edward T. 458 

Mary 204 

Sidney 458 

Sophia A. 458 

Inglis, Bishop 273 

Ingraham, Daniel 333 

Mary 204 

Rhoda Scovill 333 
Irons, Anna Maria 455 

Caroline Rebecca 365, 455 

Samuel 455 
Isaacs, Amanda 235 
Isbell, Mary 319 
Ives, Abraham 298, 382 

Mary 298 

Sarah C. 298 

Jackson, Jane 358 
James, Chloe 265 

John 265 
Jayne, Sarah 409 
Jenkins, Ellen 344, 432 

Helen 344, 432 


Jennings, Ruhamah 511 
Jervis, Edward 403 

Frank 403 

Helen Mary 403 

Mary Elizabeth 403 

Mary Lucretia 309, 403 

William Munson 309, 403 
Jewell, Elizabeth 255 

Humphrey 255 
Jewett, Edward 375 

_ Jane 375 
Jimpson, John 367, 456 

Mina Louisiana 367, 456 
Johnson, Abner 150 

Alexander George 413 

Annie 468 

Buckley E. 423, 468 

Byron 468 

Charlotte Pettice 413 

Eliza Ann 344, 431 

Elsa 260, 343 

Elsie 260, 343 

Frances Amelia 423, 468 

Hannah 315, 410 

Herbert S. 468 

Ida Marion 291, 372 

Jerome 291, 372 

Joseph 431 

Laura A. 398 

Louise 306 

Lucy Town 322, 413 

Luman 315, 410 

Mary 174, 374 

Melvina 410 

Nelly Louisa 468 

Nora Agnes 468 

Phoebe 159 

Sarah A. 431 

Statira 512 
Jones, Arley E. 464 

Betsey Ely 260, 342 

Capt. 217 

Catherine 160 

Eleanor M. 464 

Elizabeth Ely 260, 342 

George 429 

Mary 347 

Martha J. 429 
Jordan, Amelia Eliza 245, 320 

Clarissa 320 

John B. 320 
Joslin, Clark 435 

Hattie 346, 435 

Mary Victoria 435 
Jostlin, Andrew 187 
Judd, Benjamin 134 

Chandler 322 

"Deacon" 138, 139 

Thomas 138, 140 

Philip 138 

Elnathan 171 

Grace 322 

Harriet L. 245, 322 

Judd, John 150 

Noah 169, 170 

William 142 
Judson, Abigail 323 

Kaye, Arthur Reginald 407 

Beatrice M. 407 

Florence A. 407 

James Sidney 312, 407 

Jerald C. 407 

Lorina 407 

Richard B. 407 

Sidney 407 

Stella M. 312, 407 
Kearney, Emma 356 

Martha Amelia 356 

Mary 278, 355 

Mary Elizabeth 356 

Robert 278, 355 

Wilton Robert 356 
Keator, George E. S. 236 

James 236 

John Micheau 236 

Mary 236 
Kedzie, Margaret L. 314 
Kelley, Mary 436 
Kellogg, Jeanette 510 
Kelly, Marinda M. 495 

William 495 
Kelsea, Martha Priscilla 318, 411 

William 411 
Kelsey, Anna Elizabeth 493 

Benjamin Richard 395, 461 

Benjamin Scovill 461 

Charles Albert 482 

Chloe 511 

Elizabeth Anna 395, 461 

Lydia 482 

Mabell Elizabeth 455, 482 
Kendall, Hannah 509 
Kenison, Alice Phoebe 422, 466 

Arthur R. 422, 466 

Henry Oscar 466 

Mary 466 
Kennedy, Sarah A. 283 

Wallace 283 
Ketchell, Emily 414 
Keyes, Jessie 406 
Kidder, Eunice 469 

Joseph 469 

Louisa 423, 469 
Kierstead, Alfred Isaiah 311, 406 

Amy Nichols 311, 406 

Kathleen Scovil 407 
Killum, Susanna 170 
Kimberly, Fitch 203 

Susannah 203 
King, Allene 412 

Benjamin 234 

Eldad 234 

Elizabeth M. 412 

Emily E. 412 

Florence 412 


King, George I. 412 

Hester 234 

John R. 319 

Mary Arzela 350, 441 

Mary Elizabeth 319 

Moses 234 

Nathan Scovell 442 

Stanley Scovell 412 

Thankful 233, 234 

William 350, 441 
Kingsbury, Adele 385 

Alathea Ruth 300, 377, 378 

Alice Eliza 385 

Charles Denison 377, 381 

Edith Davies 385 

Eliza 377, 381 

Frederick John 3, 4, 198, 300, 
303, 377, 378, 381-85 

John 381 

Mary Eunice 384 

Ruth 385 

William Charles 384 
Kingsley, Amherst Scovell 274 

Darius 223, 274 

Elizabeth 223, 274 

Emily 274 

George W. 274 

Henry D. 274 

Mariana 274 

Miranda 274 

Porter Sprague 274 

Sarah 274 
Kirby, Elizabeth 152 
Klepper, Eva G. 352 

Frederick 351 

John L. 352 

Henry 270, 351 

Laura 270, 351 

Mary 351 

Mary J. 352 

Maude 351 

Nellie L. 352 

Rebecca 351 

Ruth 351 
Knight, Charles Chapman 474 

Clara Hope 474 
Knowles, Alanson 262 

Bathsheba 262 

Deborah 214, 261, 262 

Josiah 262 

Laura 262 

Leveret 262 

Mary 261 

Richard 214, 261, 262 

Hannah 242, 315 

Mr. 315 

Labart, Adell 349 

Jacob 349 
Lamb, Mary 488 
Lambert, Anna 371 

Edward 291, 371 

Flora 371 

Lambert, Frank 371 

Grace 371 

Ruby 371 

Sarah 291, 371 

Walter 371 
Lamson, Alathea 198, 233, 234, 377 

Amanda 235 

Andrew Adams 235 

Caroline 235 

Caroline Mary 235 

Cornelia 235 

Elizabeth 234, 235 

Hannah 345 

Henry 235 

James Mitchel 235 

John King 235 

King William 234, 235 

Marcia 235 

Mary 234, 235 

Mitchel 233, 234 

Nathaniel 234 

Peter Sherman 235 

Sarah 234, 235 

Thankful 233, 234 

William King 235, 299 
Lancaster, Mary 281, 363 
Lane, Almeda Caroline 460 

Dorcas Ann 483 

Ephraim 187 

Joanna 258 
Langdon, Abigail 201, 243 

Joseph 243, 245 ^^ 

Ruth Hooker 202, 243, 245 
Langley, Melicent 227 

Reuben 227 

Ursula 284 
Lapeau, Louise S. 373 
Latham, Gary 218 

Elizabeth 218 
Lathrop, Annie C. 415 

Frederick Scoville 415 

George Davis 415 

Richard Downer 415 

Vashti Abby 325, 415 
Latimer, Col. 217 
Lattin, Anna 200, 241 

Luke 200, 241 
Lauder, Eliza May 472 

William Bryan 472 
Lauterman, Harriet 348 

Simeon 348 
Lawrence, Amelia Margaret 485 
Lay, Col. 209 
Leaming, Rev. Mr. 187 
Leavenworth, Abner J. 381 

Eliza 377 

Frederick 381 

Jesse 170 

Mark 149, 171 
Leavit, Daniel 188 
Lechford, Thomas 497, 498, 504 
Lee, Abigail 160 

Ann Elizabeth 240 


Lee, ChrkLOpher 225 

Elizabetha Anna 308 

Esther Almira 225 

Frances 239, 305 

Margaret Lester 305, 308 

Mary 148 

Thomas Carleton 305, 308 
Leeds, Gary 164, 218, 219 

Elizabeth 218 

Harriet 219 

Harry 219 

Jerusha 164, 218, 219 

John 218 

Nathan 219 

Sarah Ann 219 

Thomas 218 

William 218 
Leete, Esther Maria 336 

Gilbert 336 
Lepeau, Louise S. 373, 458 
Leveridge, Benjamin C. 269 

Lucretia Fenn 269 
Lewis, Augustus 262 

Eldad 174 

Flora 262 

Hannah 314 

Josiah 213, 214, 262 

Mary 262 

Ruth 261 

Samuel 262 

Samuel R. B. 262 

Sarah 172, 227, 285 

Tryphena 214 
Lincoln, Abraham 235 
Lind, Jenny 386 
Lines, Benjamin 491 

Hannah 491 

Harriet N. 490, 491 
Lissenden, Anna 465 

Emma Cecilia 412, 465 

Thomas L. 465 
Little, Consider 223 

David 275 

Elizabeth A. 275 

Rebecca 223 

Sarah, 164, 223 
Lockhart, George 403 

Mary Earle 403 
Lockwood, Albert Scovill 318 

Edwin Jacob 318 

Ezra 318 

Hannah 318 

Harry 318 

Jacob 243, 318 

Jennie 318 

Maria 243, 318 

Mary Ann 318 

Sarah 318 
Logan, Emma A. 345, 433 

John 433 
London, Thomas (Bishop) 179 
Loomis, Clarissa 174 

Daniel Hanford 354 

Loomis, Hannah 270 

Hubbard 174 

Mary 508 

Rosa Belle 354 
Lord, Georgia Alicia 423, 473 
Loring, Charles G. 382 
Losee, Simon 186 
Lothrop & Smith 170 
Lounsbury, Charles 293 

Jane 293 
Loveless, Alline 454 

Alodia Marsell 362, 453 

Clara Marsell 454 

John 454 

John Perry 362, 453 

Lula 454 

Lupreal 454 

Martha Alice 454 

Martha Ann 453 

Owen Perry 454 

Parley Pratt 453 
Lowry, Austin L. 363 

Elvira Lydia 362 

Emma 227 

Lucius C. 363 

Rachel Elvira 225 

Richard 225 

Roswell 227 

Selah S. 362 
Lucas, Mary 505 

Lum, Elizabeth 151 

Grace 322 
Lumsden, George 186 
Lundy, Helen Jane 367 

Mr. 367 
Lyman, Albert H. 276 

Catherine 276 

Cynthia Maria 425 

Lemuel Warren 425 
Lyon, Frances 240 

John 186, 188 

Joseph 186 

Reuben 186 

MacCready, Ward Earl 480 

Zella Lurlynn 444, 480 

Zoe Lervia 480 
MacDonald, Charles 312 

Helen A. 312 
Mackey, Elmira 366 

Ira B. 366 
MacLeod, McLeod, Ella Margaret 
405, 463 

Mary Henrietta 400 

Norman 401 
Magee, Annie 357, 445 

John T. 445 

Olive 445 

Oliver N. 357, 445 

Rosalie 445 

Ruth 445 
Manville, Elizabeth 280 


Manville, Frances 292, 373 

John 280 

Lydia 225, 250, 280, 322 

Mary 292 
Mark, Frances A. 446 

Lucy J. 358, 446 

Samuel 446 
Markee, Lena Leota 313, 408 

Leonard 408 

Rachel 408 
Marks, Susannah 316 
Marsden, Ellen Sarah 450 

Hannah Maria 450 

Joseph William 450 

Lucius Nelson 450 

Lury Alice 450 

Roxy Lenora 450 

Sariah 361, 450 

William 360, 361, 450 
Marsh, Elijah 252 

Emeline 243, 316 

Phoebe 316 

Rhoda 208, 252 

Roger 316 
Marshall, Abigail 323 

Agnes 323 

Evelyn Lucilla 323 

George De Forest 323 

Harmanus 323 

Lila Gove 323 

Nellie 323 

Sarah Lavinia 245, 323 

William 323 

William Harmanus 245, 323 
Martin, Almira 349 

Anderson 164, 219 

Ann 219 

Archer 349 

Arvilla 270, 349 

Benjamin A. 438 

Christopher C. 438 

Clara B. 438 

Clark R. 437 

Damaris 219 

Dan 436 

Daniel Webster 437 

Dora E. 438 

Electa 347, 436, 438 

Elizabeth 164, 165, 219, 220 

Gilbert Scovil 437 

Harriet 220 

Jared A. 347, 436, 437 

John 219 

John Milton 219 

Joseph 219 

L. M. 437 

Lucy 347, 437 

Lydia C. 438 

Martha M. 437 

Mary 219, 294 

Mary A. 438 

Melissa J. 438 

Mr. 294 

Martin, Nancy 437 

Nathan Scovell 220 

Obadiah 347, 438 

Obed 438 

Thomas 219 
Marvin, Georgiana A. 310, 404 

John 187, 188 
Mason, Adelaide Sarah 397 

George A. 361, 452 

George William 452 

James 452 

Lucietta 452 

Lucius 452 

Lury Marsell 452 

Lydia Ann 452 

Mary Alice 452 

Minnie Bell 452 

Rachel 361, 452 
Mather, Cotton 236, 304 
Matlack, Hannah Cook 512 
Mattheson, Ann 359 

Anne Elizabeth 278, 359 

John Nathaniel 359 
Matthews, Arzela 349 

Elizabeth 201 

Nathaniel 201 

Stephen 170 
Matthias, Queenie Freda 404 
Mattingley, Mary 511 
Mavis, Clara 455 

John 455 

Nina B. 365, 455 
Maybee, Jacob 186 

William 186 
McArdle, Cornelia 235 

Joseph 235 
McArthur, Alsie 451 

Anna Armina 451 

Arthur Bvron 451 

Duncan 360, 361, 451 

Eliza Rebecca 361 

Ernest Edwin 451 

Lucius Nelson 451 

Lucy Loretta 451 

Orpha Celestia 451 

Roswell 451 

Sarah Libba 360 

Silvia 451 

Susan 451 
McBee, Elizabeth 434 
McCabe, Mr. 438 

Rosa Irene 438 
McCauley, Lucinda 290 

Thomas 347 
McCollum, Ann 512 
McConnell, Augustus 464 

Lavern V. 464 
McCoy, Mary A. 347, 437 
McDowell, Malinda Jane 477 
McEllis, Elizabeth Lee 403 

Mr. 403 
McEwen, James 292, 374 

Sally D. 292, 374 


McKenstry, Clark P. 471 

Harmony 471 

Harriet E. 424, 471 
McLanahan, Cornelia 392 

George W. 392 
McLean, Anna 298 
McLeod (See MacCleod), Angus 405 

Annie 1.311,405 

Ella M. 405 
McMuller, Anne 222, 273 
McMullin, Sarah Jane 481 
McNary, Mary 422 
McNeales, Elizabeth 310 

William 310 
Medley, Bishop 306 

Elijah 283 

Jane 283 
Meeker, Hannah 215, 263 

Josiah 263 
Merriam, Abigail 203 

David 203 

David Royce 203 

Deborah 203 

Elijah 203 

Elizabeth 203 

Isaac 155, 203 

James 203 

Joseph 203 

Joseph Scovill 203 

Nancy 249 

Olive 203 

Sarah 155, 203 

Susannah 203 
Merrill, Caleb 169, 224 

Chloe 296 

Esther 173, 224 

Susannah 224 
Merriman, Anna 249 

Sarah 295 

Sarah Ann 234 

William H. 295 
Micheau, Amy 236 

Daniel 198, 236 

Hannah 198, 236 

Mary 236 
Milbar, Lazarus 214 

Susannah 214 
Miles, Stephen 171, 268 
Millard, Rebecca 506 
Miller, Amos 210 

Charlotte Sophia 397 

Dorothy 261 

Emma 414 

Harriet M. 358, 447 

Helen 329 

Isaac 261 

John P. 447 

Lucy Leonard 271 

Margaret Ann 447 

Robert S. 358, 447 
Milliken, Margaret 356 
Millington, Ann 489 
Milner, Alathea Scovil 313 

Milner, William 313 
Miner, Rhoda 495 
Minor, Mary 298 

Phoebe 152 

Rebecca 152 
Mitchell, Eunice 512 

Rhoda 154 

Stephen M. 269 

Zephaniah 161 
Mix, Mary Ann 257 

Mr. 257 
Moore, Martha A. 287 
Morris, Edwin 226 

Elizabeth 226 

Eunice Atwater 226 

Fanny Jewett 286 

Hannah 227, 286 

Harriet 226 

Henry Newton 226 

Isaac Amos 226 

Jane Eliza 226 

Julia Ann 286 

Julius 227, 286 

Major 226 

Mary A. 286 

Merrit Noyes 226 

Molly 226 

Newton 226 

Sarah Ann 226 

William Augustus 286 
Morrison, Gertrude Scovill 461 

Robert La Mont 461 
Morse, Isaac Lucius 246 

Lois 224, 279 

Mary 279 

Mary Jane 232 

Moses 279 

Ruth Amelia 246 

Samuel Willis 279 

Selah Scovill 279 

Willis 224, 279 
Morton, Sarah Ann 234, 295 

Thomas 234, 295 
Moseley, Col. 212 
Moses, Editha 511 
Moss, Diantha 252, 332 

Elihu 332 

Emma 420 

Hannah 332 
Mountney, Mr. 131 
Muhr, Jeanette 335 
Munson, Calvin 286 

Elisha 232 

Eunice T. 283 

Laura Alma 176, 232 

Lucy 227, 286 

Mabel 232 

Sarah 286 
Murrell, Sarah Anne 211, 256 

William 211, 256 
Murphy, Esther Eliza 281 

John 281 
Murray, Allen 406 


Murray, Alexander 406 

Elizabeth 405 

Ella 406 

Ella Mary Ann 405 

Hughina 406 

Irene 406 

James Scovil 406 

Jessie 406 

Kate McAlpine 406 

William 311, 405, 406 
Murrow, Elizabeth 247 

Jane 247 

Thomas 247 
Myers, 235 

Nares, Eric 298 

Ives 298 

Llewelyn 298 

Marie J. 298 

Ramsey 298 
Nash, Thankful 509 
Neionham, Florence A. 407 

Harold 407 
Nelson, Emma 414 

Elmer 414 

Frederick 414 

James 414 

Lois 414 

Luella 324, 414 

William 324, 414 
Nesselroad, Ida Evaline 429 
Newhouse, Elizabeth 482 
Newell, Elizur D. 255 

John 138, 139 
Newkirk, Abigail 418 

Electa 327, 418 

Jefferson 327, 418 

Philip 418 
Newman, Abigail Hurlbert 251, 328 

Achsa 251, 330 

Cyrus 330 

Doeg 251, 330 

Esther 488 

Evaline 330 

Harriet Susan 251, 328 

Hervey Birge 330 

Ruth Streeter 330 

Sarah 253, 328, 330 

Sarah Rosanna 330 

William 328, 330 
Nichols, Amy 153, 178, 519 

Clement 227 

Elijah 227 

Elizabeth 257 

George 150, 171, 174, 178, 519 

George B. 257 

Hannah 227 

James 177, 519 

Jennie 257 

Jesse 257 

Lucinda 212 

Martha 257 

Mary 177 

Nichols, Melicent 173, 227 
Minerva 257 
Richard 171, 172 
Ruth 186 

Salvi B. 257 

Susannah 178 

Thomas 212 

William 175 

Noble, Arthur Button 324 

Bertha 324 

Hester 234 

Noe, Abram 452 

Emily Rosanna 361, 452 
Nooar, Anna 465 
Norman, Julia J. 288, 368 
Northam, Abigail Jane 271 

Addie L. 257 

Alonzo D. 257 

Asa 221, 271 

Charles W. 257 

Dudley 210, 211, 257 

Elizabeth 210, 211, 257 

Franklin N. 257 

George B. 257 

George H. 257 

Harriet 221, 271 

Ida M. 257 

John C. Fremont 257 

Lucy Leonard 271 

Margaret K. 257 

Mary A. 257 

Mary Ann 257 

Samuel 257 

Samuel D. 271 

Samuel Dudley 257 

Sarah 257 

Solomon Scovell 271 

William 257 

William S. 257 
Northrup, Nancy 324 
Norton, Charles 427 

Clara 416 

Frances 344, 431 

Jeremiah 431 

Jonathan 204 

Julia Eliza 427 

Lydia 255 

Parnell 431 

Rosy 215, 264 

Ruth 155, 204 

Nova Scotia, Bishop of 193, 194, 

Nowlan, Abigail 404 

Anne Horsfield Sloane 310, 404 

Henry Scovil 404 

Herbert T. 310, 404 

James 404 

Queenie Freda 404 

Walter Herbert 404 
Nowlen, Elizabeth 208, 253 

Fannie 208, 254 

Ira 253 

Joshua 208, 253, 254 


Nowlen. Philo 253 
Noyes, William Curtis 389 
Nye, Edith L. 464 

Emma Lavern 410, 464 

F. Burnette 410, 464 

Theron S. 464 
Nymore, Ellen 448 

Oakley, Alma 458 

Pearl M. 468 

Wallace 468 
Ogden, Rachel 408 
Oldendorf, Edward 399 

Louise Marie Day 399 
Olmstead, Elizabeth Goodman 396 

Emma 329 

Frank 329 

Frederick 329 

Josephine 329 

Willis 329 
Ordway, Martha B. 288 

Mr. 288 
Orton, Phoebe 316 
Orvis, George 134 

Samuel 137 
Osborn, Ebenezer 330 

Phoebe 252, 330 
Otis, Debbe 477 

Rachel 220 
Ottman, Cornelia A. 430 

Cornelius 430 

James 343, 430 

James R. 430 

Margaret 343, 430 

Mary 430 

Riley R. 430 
Owen, Sarah 270, 348 

Seviah 508 
Owens, Blanche Elizabeth 454 

Joseph Pryce 364, 454 

Job Ellis 454 

Ladora Sophronia 364, 454 

Mary Ann 454 

Page, Anna 512 

Paine (See Payne), Rebecca 264 

Sarah 509 
Painter, Sarah 320 
Palmer, Juliette 261 
Pardoe, Avern 276 

Mary Scovell 276 

William Sprague 276 
Parents, John 136, 147 

Mary 147 
Parker, Elizabeth 203 

Miss 403 

Sarah 203 
Parmalee (Parmele), Asahel 212 

Asenath 212 

Dorothy 211, 212 

Jeremiah 211 

John 211 

Lucinda 212 

Parmalee, Roxana 212 

Sylvanus 212 

Temperance 211 
Parsons, Rachel 256 
Partree, Abigail 203 

Bertha 324 

Cora 324 

Elizabeth 247, 324 

Ella 324 

Frederick Johnson 247, 324 

John 324 

Manarcy 324 
Paterson, Miss 402 
Paxman, John 289 

Sarah Ann 289 
Payne (See Paine), Mary 293 

Martha C. 491 

Miles 491 

Sarah 271 

William 131 
Pearce, Zachary 179, 197, 198 
Pearsall, Birdell 421 

Eleanor 421 

George Washington 252, 334, 421 

Melissa Carolyn 334, 421 

William A. 421 
Pease, Minerva 257 

Mr. 257 
Peck, Amos 507 

Anna 507 

Bennet 249 

Caroline J. 249 

David Brainard 279 

Frances A. 279 

Hannah 318 

James 279 

James Gorham 279 

Lament 279 

Martha 224, 279 

Mary 245 

Mary Scovill 279 

Mr. 299 

Nehemiah 224, 279 

Rebecca 151, 279 

Sarah Bunnell 279 

Susan Rich 279 

William Henry Harrison 279 
Pelton, Charles 468 

Nelly Louisa 468 
Penfield, Aaron 314 

Addison 314 

Amanda 314 

Daniel 242 

David 242, 313, 314 

Edward 314 

Hannah 314 

Isabel 314 

Joel Benedict 314 

Julia Ann 314 

Lydia 242 

Margaret L. 314 

Mary 314 

Melicent 314 


Penfield, Orrin Scovill 314 
Peter 314 
Philomelia 314 
Sarah M. 314 
Uri Scovill 314 
Voadicia 242, 313 
Perkins, Agnes 288 
Anna J. 288 
Anson 284 
Clarissa 227, 287 
Jehiel 225, 284 
Lemuel 228, 287 
Lucinda 288 
Mary 288 
Morrison 288 
Philomela 228, 287 
Samuel 284, 288 
Sarah 225, 284 
Thomas C. 382 
William 288 
Perry, Joseph 171 
Martha Ann 453 
Sarah 301 
Peters, Charles 308 
Charles J. 308 
Laura Campbell 308 
Martin Hunter 239, 308 
Susannah Elizabeth 239, 308 
Pettigrew, Andrew 267 
Cordelia 267 
Eunice 267 
James 267 
Robert 267 
Phillips, Benjamin 261 

Rachel 261 
Phipps, Joanna 269 
Pickett, Aaron 331 
David 186, 188 
James 186 
Lewis 186 
Martha 331 
Zoe Lervea 480 
Pierce, Earl 326 
Eliza Ann 326 

Harriette Salisbury 248, 326 
Pinney, Cordelia 362 
Esther Eliza 281, 362 
Frank 362 
Milton 362 
Miss 235 
Nelson 362 
Ralph 281, 362 
Pitkin, Alfred 319 
Elizabeth 443 
Emma G. 319 
Joshua 319 
Julia Ann 314 
JuUana 244, 319 
Mary 314 
Orrin 244, 319 
Ruth 319 
Seth 314 
Sophia 319 

Piatt, Lucien Tudor 461 
Medora Hurlbut 396, 461 
Rebecca 461 
Plumb, James Ives 298 
James Neale 298 
Jeanette A. Smith 280 
Marie Jeanette 298 
Sarah 510 
Sarah C. 298 
Sarah Leneta 298 
Porter, Abiah 223 
Abner 211, 258 
AUce 337 
Anna 171, 337 
Anne 258 
Ashbel 170 
Charlotte 298 
Cynthia 512 

Daniel 139, 166, 170, 175, 178 
Dorcas 154 
Dorothy 211, 258 
Edward 337 
Edward Ethel 249 
Eliza 245, 250, 322 
EUzabeth 170, 275 
Ethel 204, 248, 249 
Ethel Henry 250 
Fannie 259, 337 
Florence 337 
Gay lord 337 
Hannah 166 
Harriet E. 337 
James 151, 169 
Jemima 151, 175 
John 259, 337 
John Scovill 337 
Joseph 337 
Kate L. 337 
Lois 247, 324 
Lucy 172 

Lydia 250, 322, 511 
Martha 204, 248 
Mehitabel 248, 250 
Nancy 324 
Nancy M. 249 
Phineas 154, 176 
Preserved 170, 171, 172 
Rufus 324 
Samuel 172 

Sarah 152, 204, 226, 250 
Stephen 204, 250, 322 
Thomas 248, 250 
Timothy 171, 172 
Wallace 337 
Post, Electa Matilda 218 

Joseph O. 218 
Potter, Dorcas 154 
Ellen 223, 277 
Olive 511 
Phineas 154 
Powers, Anna 416 
Charles 246 
Eliza Ann 246 


Powers, William P. 390 
Pratt, Anna 507 

Betsey 510 

Desire 510 

Hannah 507, 510 

Louisa 348 

Lucy 507 

Peter 507 
Presson, Laura Belle 395 
Preston, Caroline 229, 234, 235, 301 

Concurrence 229 

Frances Lucretia 294 

James Scovil 301 

Marcia 235 

Miss 512 

Nathan 229, 301 

Sarah 301 

William 234, 235, 301 
Price, Benjamin 372 

Elizabeth 512 

Phoebe 372 

Sarah Gross 292, 372 
Priest, Daniel W. 336 

Frances Elizabeth 336 

Rose 469 
Prindle, Anna 153 

Chauncey 177 

Concurrence 229 

Eleazer 153, 177 

Hannah 166 

Jonathan 169, 177 

Rachel 177 

Rosanna 177 

Sarah 177 
Prior, Capt. 264 

Elijah 341 

Lucy 341 

Mehitabel 260, 341 

S. D. 438 
Pritchard, Amy 232 

Benjamin 173 

Bennet 232 

Elizabeth 231 

Emily 232 

George 231 

Hannah 173 

Isaiah 176, 231 

Laura 232 

Lucina 232 

Mary E. 232 

Nancy 231 

Olive 232 

Sherman 232 

Spencer 232 

Sylvia 176, 231 
Pryce, Mary Ann 454 

Quay, Isadora 446 

Randall, Harriet 319 
Porter 319 
Sarah 338 

Ransom, Julia 226, 285 
Rathbone, Grace 163 
Rawlinson, Elizabeth 449 

John 449 

Mary 360, 449 
Ray, Mary 466 
Raymond, Archdeacon 198, 304 

Mary 186 

Silas 186, 188 
Redfield, Capt. 213 

Charles 361, 451 

Eliza Lenora 451 

Henrietta 361, 451 

Mary Lottie 451 
Reed, Abel Wheeler 338 

David 315 

Elizabeth 338 

Mary Melicent 315 
Rees, George Wesley 354 

Rosalia Ann 354 
Reese, Eleanor 224, 279 

John 279 

Maybell Harriet 460 

William Johnson 460 
Reeve, Caroline Aureiia 329 

Cramer W. 329 
Reyer, Jacobina 482 

Martha 455, 482 

Paul 482 
Reynolds, James 170, 171 
Rhodes, Mary 442 
Rice, Florence 464 

Percy 279 

Perez 212 

Sarah Bunnell 279 

Thomas 212 
Richards, Benjamin 154 

Daniel 415 

Eloise Scovill 415 

Florence Cordelia 324, 415 

Fred Carlton 415 

Frederick T. 324, 415 

Hannah 138, 140, 143, 152 

Jane 415 

John 152 

Lois 199 

Mary 152 

Miriam 154 

Obadiah 141 
Richardson, Esther 509 

George F. 374 

Jane 374 

John 374 

Maria Ann 512 

Mary 374 

Thomas 139 
Riggs, Charles 375 

Grace 375 
Roach, Addison 328 

Patty Pamelia 328 
Roate, Hannah 318 
Robbins, Laura 511 
Roberts, Abial 224 


Roberts, Emily 232 

George H. 232 

Hepsibath 248 

Martha 224 

Mary 173, 224, 286, 368 

Millicent 510 
Robinson, Alida 435 

Anna Dorothea 398 

Arridell 435 

Avis Melinda 327, 418 

Charles 346, 435 

Cleo Valentine 435 

Dale 435 

Eliza Maria 307 

Elizabeth 418 

Elizabeth Lee 403 

Frances Lee 309, 403 

Harold 403, 435 

Henry E. 418 

John 307 

John Morris 309, 403 

Leiand Edward 435 

Lena Leota 435 

Lloyd Carman 435 

Lisle 435 

Mary Alvina 346, 435 

Mary Earle 403 

Mary EUza 239, 307 

Maynard Guy 435 

Merton Carl 435 

Nora 403 

Vera 403 

Wara La Verne 435 
Rockwell, Ann 510 

Lois 511 

Mary 510 
Roderick, Mary A. 288, 369 
Roehm, Charles Godfrey 433, 475 

Charles Henry 476 
Christina Barbara 475 
James Daniel Scovel 476 
John William 475 
Lavinia 476 
Margaret Jane 476 
Maude Evelyn 476 
Sarah Jane 433, 476 
Rogers, Abigail 160 
Adam 148, 160 
AUda 435 
Amy 160 
Anson 458 
Catherine 160 
Charles 288 
Ebenezer 160 
Hannah 220 
Jemima 160 
Josiah 160 
Maria E. 373, 458 
Mary 288 
Philomelia 458 
Sarah 159 
Thomas 159 
Rollo, Alexander 214 

Root, Alice Scovill 458 

Alma 458 

Alva 373, 458 

Elizabeth 373, 458 

Harriette E. 458 

Ida Louise 458 

John 135 

Lulu Isabel 458 

Ozias 458 
Rose, Ann Sarina 346, 434 

James Edward 434 

Lorna 434 

Raymond 434 

Simeon 346, 434 
Rothburn, Joseph 186 
Row, Lucy 227, 286 
Rowe, Mary 450 
Rowland, Mary 507 
Royce, Deborah 203 
Roys, Lucretia 373 
Rublee, Cornelia F, 416 

Ethel Frances Scovill 416 

Harriette Pierce 326, 416 

Hiram L 416 

Irving Howe 326, 416 
Ruggles, Cyrenius 365 

Hannah 365 

Laura 282, 365 
Ruland, Carmena 331 

Doxy 331 

Laura 331 

Orrin 331 
Russell, Irene 157 
Laura 232 

Mr. 261 

Nancy Belinda 261 
Samuel 157 
Rutty, Mary (Polly) 509 
Ryer, Martha 455 

Sacket, Almira 292, 373 

Henry 292, 373 
Safford, Abby 203 

Eunice 247 

Harriet 223, 275 

Thomas 247 
Sanders, Caroline 480 

Esther R. 481 

George 480 

Grace 447, 480 

Solon R. 447, 480 

"Widow" 131 
Sanford, Adelia Amanda 291, 371 

Anna 200 

Capt. 222 

Daniel 241 

Desire 152 

Ezekiel 200, 241 

Julia 394 

Lucinda 371 

Marvin 290 

Thankful 241 

Tubal 371 


Sargent, Richard Collier 385 

Ruth 385 
Sawdy, Grace 370, 457 
Sawyer, Phoebe 488 
Saxe, Anne 512 

Maria Ann 512 
Saxton, Sarah 508 
Sayre, John 185, 422 

Lucy Ann 342, 422 

Mary 422 
Sayres, Lydia 401 
Scawcroft, Florence 360, 449 

John 449 

Mary 449 
Schaub, Caroline 230, 290 
Scheirer, Frank 454 

Martha Alice 454