Skip to main content

Full text of "Thomas Tarbell and some of his descendants"

See other formats


'T cLrLe il -fainil 

•2 C ■^ 

/ Z 









• t 1 



Reprinted from the Nkw England Histokical anu Gknualogidal Register, 

Vol. 61. 



1. Thomas^ Tarbell, the ancester of all the early Tarbell families of 
New England, settled in Watertown as early as 1 647, at which time he is 
mentioned on the town records as owning land. Mar. 30, 1663, he and 
wife, Mary, sold his house and land there, and removed to Groton, where 
she died Apr. 29, 1674, aged 54 years.- The family retired from Groton 
to Charlestown at the destruction of the former town during King Philip's 
war, and there he married second, Aug. 15, 1676, Susanna, widow of 
John Lawrence, and died of the small pox, June 11, 1678. Administra- 
tion upon his estate was granted to his son, John, Aug. 17, 1678. The 
settlement of his estate, as contained in two papers in tiie Middlesex Co. 
Court Files, bearing dates of May 31, 1680, and Mar. 18, 1680-1, shows 
the following 

Children : 

2. i. Thomas.' 

ii. Mary, d. Apr. 26, 1676; m. July 3, 1665, Jonathan Sawtell of 

iii. Sarah, aged 33 in Oct., 1681; ra. before May 31, 1680, Cornelius 
Church of Groton and Cliarlestown. The Grotou records state 

that lie m. June 4, 1670, Mary , which may be an error for 

Sarah. Slie d. a widow, at Salem, 1715. lu her will, dated July 
1, 1698, proved July 18, 1715, she bequeathed two-thirds of her 
lauds at Groton to James Bennett, "my fisters Sou", and the 
other one-third to Samuel Cutler, Jr., of Salem, ''who married 
my Sisters daughter". The latter was Sarah Sawtell. 

iv. Abigail, was living 1719 ; m. in Watertown, " laft of September", 
1672, Joshua Whitney of Watertown and Grotou. 

3. V. John. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1656-7; d. July 25, 1684; m. Feb. 4, 1680-1, 
James Bennett of Charlestown. 

vii. William, b. Feb. 26, 1658-9; was a soldier in King Philip's War. 
Apr. 5, 1681, he made oath to the settlement of his father's estate. 
June 5, 1683, he and Thomas Mitchell and twelve others signed 
articles of agi'eement to proceed on a voyage in the sloop Swan 
of Charlestown to the Baliama Islands to worlv upon the Spanish 
Wrecks, and thence to return to Charlestown or forfeit ^100. 
The fourteen named persons deserted the said sloop in her voyage 
before her retumi, whereupon, on June 25, 1684, Thomas Waffe, 
commander of said sloop, toolc steps to recover damages from 
them or their estates.* The above William may be that " William 
Terbell or Tarbill" who appeared at Bridgehampton, L. I., in 
in 1694, and had descendants. 

viii. Martha, was unmarried Mar. 2, 1682-3, when she disposed of a 
part of her share in her father's estate. She was undoubtedly 
the Martha Tarbell who m. in Salem, Mav 18, 1685, Thomas 

2. Thomas^ Tarbell ( Thomas^) was, with his father, an original pro- 

prietor of Groton. He man-ied there, June 30, 1666, Hannah or 
Anna, daughter of William^ and Joanna Longley of Groton. After 
the destruction of that town during King Philip's war, he and his 
family removed to Charlestown, where they lived in the family of 
Samuel Leman, whose wife was a sister of Hannah. Oct. 28, 

• Suffolk Deeds, vol. xiv, fol. 25. 


1677, Anna, wife of Thomas Tarbell, Jr., was admitted to the 
church in Charlestovvn. Tliomas died there of the small pox, Apr. 

27, 1G78, and administration npon his estate was granted to his 
widow, Dec. 18, 1678. She did not long smwive him, but died 
at Groton, Dec. 29, 1680, a mouth after the death of her father, 
"William Longley. Her mother, Joanna Longley, and brother, 
William Longley, were appointed administrators of lier estate, Apr. 
5, 1681, but no settlement of either estate has been found. 

Chiklren, recorded at Groton : 

4. i. Thomas,^ b. Jvily 6, 1667. 

ii. AxxA, b. June 10, 1670; d. Dec. 19. 1732; m. Nov. 9, 1G87, John 
Lawrence of Lexington. She is named in the will of her grand- 
mother, Joanna (^risp formerly Longley, who d. 169S. 

iii. "WiXLLVM, b. Oct. 1, 1672; d. June, 1093, a " souldier at the East- 
ward" (Dauvers Church records). 

iv. Mahy, b. Apr. 2, 1675. Perhaps the Mary Tarbell who m. in Salem, 
Dec. 7, 1705, James Smith, and who is mentioned in the will of 
John- Tarbell, but no relationship is expressed. 

/. 3. JoHx'^ Tarbell ( TJiomas^) was probably born at Watertown about 
1654, although there is no record of his birth. He married at 
Salem, Oct. 25, 1678, Mary Nurse, daughter of Francis and that 
unfortunate Rebecca Nurse who was hanged for witchcraft in 1692. 
They lived at Salem Village, now Dauvers, iu which parish the 
Salem Witchcraft delusion first appeared. As a result of the per- 
secutions, John Tarbell and his wife and a few others, mostly rela- 
tives of the accused, withdrew from communion and attendance at 
the Salem Village church. This was the beginning of the remon- 
strance of the people against Rev. Samuel Parris as their minister, 
which resulted in his dismissal from that church iu 1697. In this 
movement. John Tarbell bore a prominent part. 

Before his marriage, and while living in Charlestown, John en- 
listed as a soldier iu King Philip's war. For his services his 
heirs, represented by his son Cornelius, received in 1728 a grant 
of land in Narragansett No. 3, now Amherst, N. H. John- was 
styled "Ensign." He died at Salem Village, Mar. 25, 1715, in 
his 62d year. His will, made two days before his death, names his 
wife Mary and all of his children, his three daughters being then 
unmarried ; also he left a small sum to Mary, wife of James Smith. 
Hei' maiden name being TarUell, she may have been his niece, daugh- 
ter of Thomas"- Tarbell, altliough no relationship is expressed in the 
will. ]\lai y. widow of John, lived to a good old age, and died June 

28, 1749, in her 90th year. 

Children, recorded at Salem, and baptized at Salem Village: 

5. i. N Jonx,* b. Aug. 9, 1680; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690. 

ii. Maky, b. Apr. 3, 1688; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690; m. as his second wife, 
June 23, 1725. Abraham Goodale of Salem. 

6. iii. CoRXELius, b. INlar. 25, 1690; bapt. Apr. 27, 1G90. 

iv. Joxathax, b. Feb. 21, 1691; bapt. Oct. 30, 1692; d. unmarried, be- 
tween May 18, 1715, and June 18, 1718. He gave one half of his 
estate to his mother, thence to revert to his brothers and sisters, 
the other half to Elizabeth Mitchell, provided she remained un- 

V. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 22, 1693-4; d. at Bedford, May 29, 1752; m. 
Feb. 1, (prob. 1721-2), Obed Abbott of Bedford. 

vi. Saeah, b. Oct. 2, 1696 ; d. Apr. 12, 1767, at Bedford ; m. Feb. 7, 1715- 
16, Benjamin Hutchinson of Bedford. 


4. Thohas^ Tarbell [Thomas,- TJiomas^) married at Grotou, Dec. 1, 
1686, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Alice (Rushton) Woods, 
who was born Sept. 17, 1665. They lived at Groton, where he 
was town clerk, 1704-1705. Thomas was chosen Deacon of the 
church at Groton, Apr. 22, 1715, and died at Lexington, where his 
sister Anna was living, Oct. 8 of the same year, being buried in 
that town. His will, dated Sept. 26 before his death, names his 
wife and all of his children, provision being made for his three 
children, John, Zachary and Sarah, in the event of their return 
from captivity. Elizabeth, his widow, died before Mar. 11, 1717- 
18, as shown by papers relating to the estate. 
Children, born at Grotou : 

7. i. Thomas,* b. Sept. 15, 1687. 

8. ii. William, b. June 10, 1GS9. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1691; d. Dec. 23, 1763; m. Joseph Willard 

of Lancaster, 
iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1693 ; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707 ; 

cl. unmarried in Canada.* 
V. JoHX, b. July 6, 1695; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707; 

m. iu Canada and had Indian descendants.* 

9. vi. Samuel, b. Oct. 14, 1697. 

vii. Zachakiah, b. Jan. 25, 1699-1700; taken captive by the Indians, 
June 20, 1707; in. in Canada and had Indian descendants. * 

viii. AxxA, b. May 28, 1702; d. Nov. 27, 1753; ra. Mar. 8, 1721-2, Eleazer 
Green, Jr. 

ix. James, b. Feb. 13, 1704-5; was alive at his father's decease, but had 
d. prior to May 16, 1729, when his brother, Eleazer Tarbell, sold 
with other property his interest iu James's estate. 

10. s. Eleazek, b.'Apr. 28, 1707. 

v 5. JoHN^ Tarbell (John,'^ Thomas^) married at Salem, Aug. 21, 1705, 
Plannah, daughter of John Flint. He lived at Salem Village until 
about 1727, when he removed with his family to Billerica. On 
Sept. 6, 1754, John made his will, " Being in about the Seventy 
fifth year of mj age," naming his wife Hannah, eldest son William, 
sons John, Thomas, David, Jonathan, daughters Anna Parker, 
Elizabeth Horsley and Mary Marshall. According to the Billerica 
town records, " M'' John Tarbell Departed this Life February the 
5. 1757 : about 77 years & a half old ", and " Mr* Hannah Tarbell 
wid° of M-" John Tarbell Departed this life Dec'' 14. 1779. Aged 
94 years and eight months." 
Children, recorded at Salem : 

11. i. William,* b. Sept. 3, ;t bapt. at Salem Village church, Oct. 5, 


12. ii. Johx, b. July 28, .f 

iii. Thomas, b. Aug. 5, ;t bapt. Salera Village, Oct. 12, 1712; was 

living at Billerica, 1733, but was not there in 1755, according to 
tax lists. He was alive when his father made his will in 1754, but 
no further trace of him has been found. 

iv. Haxxah, stillborn, June 19, 1714. 

^ V. AxxA, b. Apr. 20, ;t bapt. at South Danvers church, July 17, 

1717; m. (1) Samuel Parker of Billerica, who d. Nov. 21, 1752; 
m. (2) July 14, 1757, Nathan Crosby. 

vi. ELiZ-iBETH, b. Aug. 27, ;t bapt. at. South Danvers, Oct. 4, 1719 ; 

d. Mar. 31, 1779'; m. (1) in Billerica, Feb. 1, 1749-50, Johu Horsly, 
who d. Jan. 2, 1754; m. (2) Dec. 10, 1754, Samuel Baldwin. 

* An interesting account of these children and their life in Canada may be found in 
Groton Historical Series, vol. 3, pp. 128-134. 
t Record missing. 


vii. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 17—;* bapt. at Lyuufleld church, May, 1722; d. 
July 7, 1770; m. Thomas Marshall of Billerica. 
13. viii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 172G; bapt. at Lyunfleld, Sept. 25, 1726. 
U. ix. David, b. Sept. 15, 1720; bapt. at Lyunfleld, Sept. 25, 1726. 

G. Cornelius^ Tarbell {John,- Thomas^) married at Salem, Mar. 5, 
1712-13, Mary Sharp. Pier father's name was probably Robert 
Sharp, and her mother was Mary, daughter of Lieut. "William French 
of Billerica. As the heii- of his father, he received a grant of 
land in Souhegan West, now Amherst, N. H., and apparently lived 
there some years, for his name is found there in connection with 
town affairs during the years 1735, '38, '41, '44, and '47. While 
there, he appears as " Deacon." He returned to Mass. before 1750, 
and died at Danvers, Aug. 2, 1765. No will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Salem : 

i. Sarah,* b. Aug. 31, 1718 ; d. at Amherst, N. H., Sept., 1809, aged 91 ; 
m. at Salem, Jan. 6, 1747-8, Samuel Stewart of Souhegan West, 
now Amherst, N. H. 
15. ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. U, 1719-20. 
• 16. iii. Cornelius, b. Mar. 29, 1721-2. 

iv. David, b. Dec. 6, 1723. Administration upon the estate of David 
Tarbell, late of Salem, now Danvers, was granted to his father, 
Dea. Cornelius Tarbell, June 7, 1754. No further probate record, 
and no record of any family at Salem or Danvers has been found. 
- V. MAitY, b. May 31, 1726; d. May, 1730. 

17. vi. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 15, 1728-9. 
vii. William, b. Jan. 24, 1730. 
viii. Maky, b. Apr. 20, 1733. 

ix. Ruth, b. Mar. 27, 1739. 

7. Thomas^ Tarbell {Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Thomas^) married in his na- 
tive tov/n, Jan. 1, 1716-17, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abi- 
gail (Lakin) Parker, who was born Aug. 22, 1696, and who was 
living at the death of her husband. They lived at Groton, where 
Thomas was town clerk, 1731-1733, 1745-1756. He was also a 
Captain. He died at Groton, May 30, 1757, leaving a will, dated 
the 4th of May before his death, wherein he named his wife Abigail, 
eldest son Thomas, sons Jonathan and David, and daughters Abi- 
gail Fairbank, Sarah Farnsworth and Esther Tarbell. 
Children,! born at Groton : 

18. i. Thomas,* b. Feb. 2, 1719. 

ii. Abigail, b. June 6, 1722; d. Apr. 12, 1798; m. as his second wife, 

Oct. 4, 1749, Joseph Fairbank of Harvard, 
iii. Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1726; m. Dec. 14, 1749, Oliver Farnsworth. 

19. iv. Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1727-8. 

v. Eunice, b. Mar. 7, 1730-1 ; d. Nov. 10, 1751. 

20. vi. David, b. Aug. 21, 1732. 

vii. Emma, b. June 16, 1734; d. Nov. 8, 1751. 
viii. Solomon, b. Mar. 11, 1736-7; d. y. 

ix. Esther, b. May 4, 1738; m. Mar. 11, 1760, John Houghton of 

* Record missing. 

t Butler's History of Groton and Bond's History of Watertown assign to this 
Thomas a first wife Ilaniiali, and three cliildren, viz. : Hannah, b. July 1, 1702 ; Rachel, 
b. Dec. 8, 1704; and Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1707. At the time of these birtlis, there were 
lout two Thomas Tarbells living at Groton : Tliomas'' above, and his father, Thomas.-' 
No mention is made of these children in the wills of either Tliomas. If the above 
family belongs to Thomas,'' he would have been less than 15 years of age at the birth 
of the first cliild, the wife Hannah must have died before 1717, while there is no fur- 
ther record of the children. 










8. William* Tarbell (Thomas,^ T/iomas,^ Thomas^), of Groton, 

married before Nov. 11, 1716, at which time they owued the cove- 
nant, Mary, born Jan. 5, 1G96, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
(Prescott) Farnsworth, and sister of the wife of Samuel'' Tarbell, 
William's brother. William was a Lieutenant. He died Dec. 26, 
1757, and she died Feb. 29, 1784, each leaving a will. 
Children, born at Groton : 

Sarah,* bapt. Aug. 18, 1717; d. youug. 

William, b. June 2fi, 17iy. 

Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1721; m. Oct. G, 1741, Daniel Shed. 

John, b. Aug. 19, 1723. 

James, b. Oct. 11, 1725. 

Elizabeth, b. Maj- 2, 1728 ; was living when her father in his will, 
1751, calls her " my poore Dater Elifebath Tai'bell who is in a 
grate niefuer bereft of her Reffon ". She is not named in the will 
of her mother, 1772, and evidently had d. before that time. 
vii. Alice, b. Mar. 4, 1729-30; d. Nov. 29, 1781; m. Oct. 18, 1749, Ben- 
jamin Bancroft, Jr. 
viii. Susanna, b. Mar. 18, 1731-2; m. Apr. IG, 1755, Johu Stevens of 

ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1733-4; m. Jan. 10, 1759, Solomon Stevens of 

24. X. Benjamin, b. Sept. 30, 1736. 

25. xi. Oliver, b. July 11, 1739. 

9. Samuel* Tarbell (Thotnas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) married, Dec. 29, 

1725, Lydia, born Sept. 2G, 1706, sister of his bi-other William's 
wife, and daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Prescott) Farnsworth. 
Samuel was a Captain. He passed his life in Groton, and, accord- 
ing to his gravestone, "departed this Life May, 23'': at 3 a clock 
after noon 1776 Aged 78 Years 4 months and 14 days". His 
widow, Lydia, died Nov. 11, 1778. Her will, dated Dec. 26, 1777, 
mentions her son Samuel, grandson William Farwell, the children 
of her daughters, Sybil Moors and Martha Phelps, both deceased, 
and her four daughters, Anna Edes, Deborah Pierce, Sarah Boyn- 
ton and Mary Reed. 

Children, born at Groton : 

1. Lydia, Md. Oct. 9, 1727; d. before 1761; ra. Dec. 6, 1749, Henry 

ii. Anna, b. Nov. 12, 1729; d. Mar. 10, 1805; m. (1) Sept. 4, 1751, 
Moses Haskell of Harvard ; m. (2) Nov. 26, 1761, Peter Edes of 

iii. Sybil, b. Jan. 16, 1732-3; d. June 18, 1763; m. Apr. 10, 1754, Jona- 
than Moors of Shirley. She left three children, Jonathan, Joseph, 
and Sybil. 

iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 18, 1734; m. at Harvard, Jan. 17, 1757, George 
Pierce of Lincoln. 

V. Martha, b. Oct. 2, 1736; ra. at Leominster, Apr. G, 1757, Edward 
Phelps; d. before 1777, leaving three children, viz. : Peter, Levi, 
and Edward. 

vi. Sarah, b. May 15, 1740; d. Aug. 17, 1787; m. Oct. 7, 1762, Lieut. 
Joseph Boyuton of Westford and Pepperell. 

vii. Mary, b. July 25, 1742; ra. Dec. 3, 1765, Samuel Reed, Jr,, of Lu- 

26. viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1746. 

ix. Eunice, b. July 6, 1753; d. before 1777. 

10. Eleazer* Tarbell {Thomas,^ Thomas,- Thomas^) married, Dec. 20, 
1727, Elizabeth, probably daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bowers, 



born at Groton, Sept. 2, 1710. About 1740 they removed from 
Groton to Lunenburg, where Eleazer died in 1756. The division of 
his estate was made Apr. 15, 1758, between his widow and the 
children named below, with the exception of Jonas, who, accordino- 
to papers relating to the estate, survived his father, but must have 
died very soon after. 

Children, the first four born at Groton, and the last two at Lu- 
nenburg : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 13, 1729; m. Dec. 3, 1745, Jonathan Hartwell. 

27. ii. Zachariaii, b. Dec. 27, 1730. 

iii. Eleazek, b. Aug. 26, 1735; was living wlieu his father's estate was 
divided, Apr. 15, 1758, but liad d. before Nov. 3 of that year, 
when the inventory of liis own estate was taken. He was a soldier 
in the Freucli and Indian war, and d. unmarried. 

iv. Jonas, b. Mar., 1738; was l^illed in the French and Indian war, on 
the expedition against Crown Point in the summer of 1756. He 
was unmarried. 

V. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1741 ; m. at Leominster, Oct. 20, 1763, Jonathan 

28. vi. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1744. 

11. WiLLrAM"* Tarbell (Jokn,^ John,- Thomas^) married (1) at Bil- 
lerica, Feb. 19, 1735-6, Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
Richardson, born Feb. 9, 1712-13, v.dio died Oct. 14, 1764; mar- 
ried (2) Oct. 31, 1765, Elizabeth (Walker) Walker, widow of Joseph 
Walker of Billerica, and daughter of Isaac and Margery (Bruce) 
Walker of Woburn. She was liviuff in 1790. He resided at Bil- 
lerica. His will, dated Apr. 17, 1790, presented for probate Feb. 
7, 1800, between which dates he died, names his wife, Elizabeth, 
daughters Abigail Walker and Hannah Tarbell, and son William. 
Children of first wife, recorded at Billerica : 

i. William,* b. May 26, 173G; d. Mar. 22, 1748. 

ii. JoHX, b. Nov. 19, 1738; not named in his father's will. 

iii. Ruth, b. June 25, 1739; d. Mar. 16, 1748. 

iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 23, 1741 ; m. Feb. 4, 1774, Samuel Walker. 

V. Hannah, b. May 23, 1743; was living unm. 1790. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. "l5, 1744-5; d. Mar. 21, 1748. 

vii. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1746; d. Mar. 8, 1748. 

29. viii. William, b. Oct. 3, 1752. 

.12. JonN^ Tarbell {Jolm,^ John,"^ Thomas^) was taxed in Billerica in 
1733. He is next found in Woodstock, Conn., and about 1745 he 
removed to Sturbridge, Mass. He married Esther, daughter of 
Capt. Leicester and Mary (Hubbard) Grosvenor of Pomfret, Conn., 
who was born in that town, Oct. 27, 1712, She died at Sturbridge, 
Apr. 10, 1795, aged 82. John was a Sergeant and Lieutenant in 
the French and Indian wars. He died at Sturbridge in Nov., 1804, 
various records giving his death as follows : Nov. 28, in his 95th 
year, Nov. 27, aged 95, and Nov. 28, aged 94. No will or settle- 
ment of his estate has been found. 

Children, the first three baptized at Woodstock, Conn., others 
born at Sturbridge, Mass. : 

i. Jerusha,* bapt. May 4, 1740; m. May 9, 1765, Abel Allen. 

30. ii. John, bapt. July 4, 1742. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 17, 1745; d. at Sturbridge, Mar. 17, 1745-6. 
iv. Frances, b. Mar. 15, 1747; d. Oct. 16, 1770; m. Apr. 13, 1769, Silas 

31. V. Elijah, b. Apr. 23, 1751. 

vi. Esther (probably) ; m. at Sturbridge, June 7, 1781, Malachi Ewell. 

13. Jonathan^ Tarbell [John,^ John,'^ Thomas^) was living in Billerica 

in 1755, but pi-ior to Apr. 25, 1757, had removed to Dunstable, 
N. H., now Nashua. Beyond this, his movements are uncertain. 
In 1761, he had a child baptized at Groton, the home of his second 
wife ; in 1765, he was living at Westminster, Vt., as shown by deeds ; 
in 1769, he was of Rockingham, Vt. ; and in 1772, he appears as a 
road commissioner in Chester, Vt., where he passed the remainder 
of liis days. Jonathan was twice married. His lirst wife, Mary, 
whose surname is unknown, was the mother of two children. His 
second wife was Anna, widow of Thomas P;itch of Ilollis, N. H. 
(who died 1754), and daughter of Joseph Gilson of Groton, born 
there, July 25, 1722. In 1775, Jonathan was chosen Lieutenant of 
a company in Chester, Vt., which served in the Revolutionarv war. 
He died Apr. 9, 1788, " In the eo^"! Year of his Age ", according to 
his gravestone at Chester, Vt. The settlement of his estate names 
wife Anna, sons Jonathan, Reuben, Peter and Isaac, and daughters 
Mary and Sarah. 

Children of first wife, baptized at Billerica : 

JOHN,^ bapt. Dec. 2, 1753; not named iu bis father's estate. 
Reuben, bapt. Jan. 17, 1755. 

Children of second wife : 

Jonathan, b. at Dunstable, N. 11. (now Nashua), Nov. 13, 1757. 
Mary, m. June 22, 1777, Uriah Morris. f 

Benjamin, bapt. at Groton, Aug. 16, 1761 ;* not named in his father's 


Isaac, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 
Sarah, m. Jan. 25, 1787, Artemas Earle. 

14. David^ Tarbell {John,^ John,^ Thomas^) married (1) at Bedford, 

Aug. 1, 1751, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Miriam (Gray) 
Fitch of that town, born there June 10, 1733. He was livinir in 
Billerica in 1755. Like his twin brother, Jonathan,^ David's move- 
ments after leaving Billerica cannot be traced with certainty. Ac- 
cording to a deed, he was living at Dunstable (now Nashua), N. H., 
in 1759. He seems also to have been in Hollis, N. H., for a while, and 
in 1767 and after, he is found in Nottuigham ^Vest, now Hudson, 
N. H. Hannah, his wife, living in 1767, had died before Dec. 1, 
1769, the date of her father's will. David married (2) Esther 

, and died at Nottingham West, 1805. His will, dated Oct. 

14, proved Dec. 17, 1805, names wife Esther, sons David, John and 

Samuel, and daughters Hannah Spaulding, Betsey Woods, Lydia 

Shipley, Mary McGilvarey, Esther Tarbell and Rhoda Roby. 

Children of first wife, the first three baptized at Billerica, and all 

but the first, named in the will of their grandfather Fitch, 1769 : 

i. Hannah,* bapt. Jan. 19, 1752; d. youus:. 

ii. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 29, 1754; m. Spaulding. 

iii. Betty, Ijapt. Jan. 30, 1757; m. Woods. 

iv. John, d. before 1785. 

* The entry followuig this baptism of Benjamin, on tlie Groton cliurch records, 
records tlie baptism, the same day, of Peter, son of Isaac and Mary Lawrence. Ac- 
cording to tlie town records, Isaac and Mary liad no son Peter, l)ut did have a son 
Benjamin, born July 15, 1761. Query, did not tlie person recording tliese baptisms 
confuse tlie names of these two children, and tlierefore is not this tlie Ijaptism of 
Peter Tarbell ? 














V. Lydia, m. Shipley. 

36. vi. David, b. Nottiugbain West, Oct. 14, 1767. 
vii. Benjamin, not uamed in his father's will. 

Children of second wife, recorded at Nottiughana "West, now Hud- 
son, N. H. : 

viii. Molly, b. Apr. 18. 1771; m. McGilvarey (or McGilvany) . 

ix. Esther, b. Apr. 12, 1773; was living num., 1805. 

X. Ehoda, b. May 14. 1775; m. Mar. 14, 1799, Silas Roby, Jr. 

37. xi. Jesse, b. Nov. 16, 1778. 
xii. William, b. Mar. 4, 1782. 
xiii. John, b. July 19, 1785. 
xiv. Samuel, b. July 21, 1788. 

15. Jonathan^ Tarbell {Cornelius,^ John^ Thomas^) married at Salem, 

Nov. 19, 174:1, Mary, daughter of Jonathan Felton, who was bap- 
tized at So. Dauvers (now Peabody), July 29, 1721. A Jonathan 
Tarbell, probably the above, was living at Souhegan West (now 
Amherst, N. II.), in 1744, but if the same, he did not long remain, 
but returned to Danvers. In 1776, he bought a farm in Lynn, in 
that part now included in Lyuufield, and the house in which he 
lived was still standing in 1888. He and his wife lived to be very 
aged, their married life extending over 74 years. Jonathan died 
Mar. 2, 1816, aged 97, and Mary died May 5, 1817, aged 97. 
Children, all named in their father's will, 1796 : 

38. i. Jonathan.* 

ii. Sakah, bapt. at So. Dauvers, Jan. 12, 1745; d. Nov. 3, 1843, aged 
97 yrs. 9 mos. 20 dvs. ; m. Nov. 21, 1769, Asa Newliall. 

iii. Maky, m. (1) Nov. i7, 1771, Stephen Twist, who d. 1773; m. (2) 
Feb. 3, 1780, Nathan Walton of Reading. 

iv. Rebecca, bapt. at So. Danvers, Feb. 15, 1761; m. Feb. 14, 1781, 
Oliver Walton of Reading. 

16. Cornelius* Tarbell (Cornelius,^ John,- 71iomas^) married (pub- 

lished at Salem, Oct. 19, 1745) Elizabeth Giles. They lived at 
Danvers until 1779, when they removed to Andover, and shortly 
after to Merrimack, N. H. 

Children, recorded at Danvers : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 24, 1753; in. at Newburyport, Aug. 19, 1778, 
Dr. David Norwood. 

ii. Maky, b. Aug. 1, 1755; d. at Merrimacli, N. H., Jan. 6, 1826; ni. 
(1) May 5, 1774, Daniel Tapley, who d. Aug. 10, 1775; m. (2) 
Daniel Ingalls. 

iii. Ruth, b. May 18, 1758; (pnb. at Danvers, Sept. 8, 1781, her resi- 
dence being given as Merrimack) Benjamin Nurse, afterwards of 
Merrimack, N. H. 

iv. Cornelius, b. June 7, 1762. 

17. Nathaniel* Tarbell ( Cornelius,^ John,^ Thomas^) was published in 

Salem, Nov. 7, 1750, to Rachel Osborn. They lived at Danvers, 
where he died, administration upon his estate being granted to his 
father, Cornelius Tarbell, Jan. 24, 1755. His widow, Rachel, mar- 
ried (2) Apr. 6, 1763, John Waters. 

Children, baptized at Danvers : 
i. Rachel,^ bapt. Mar. 18, 1753 ; m. Apr. 26, 1774, David Foster, Jr. 

39. il. William, bapt. Mar. 31, 1754. 

18. Thomas^ Tarbell ( Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ TJwmas^) married, 

Jan. 19, 1741-2, Esther, daughter of Nathaniel and Esther Smith 


of Groton, who was born May 20, 1719. About 1754, they re- 
moved from Groton to Mason, N. H., where Esther died Jan. 26, 
179G, and Thomas, Feb. 9, 1796, aged 77. His will, dated Feb. 8, 
1796, speaks of a negro girl, Sukey, whom he brought up. She 
died 1808, aged 34. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,® b. Jan. 19, 1742; her father's will names his dau. Spaukl- 

ing. She probably m. Lemuel Spauldiug of Mason, N. H. 
11. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 4, 1744; m. Ruth Eliot. 
Hi. Edmund, b. Apr. 4, 1747 ; ra. (I) at Townsend, Mass., May 30, 1771, 

Mary Hildreth, who d. at Mason, N. H., Feb. 9, 1785, aged 36 ; ra. 

(2) Mary . He d. at Cavendish, Vt., about 1800, his will 

being dated Mar. 21, 1800. 
iv. John, b. June 4, 1749 ; m. Feb. 1, 1774, Sarah Eliot. He fell dead at 

the door of the meeting house iu Mason, N. H., Sunday, Aug. 20, 

V. Thomas, b. Oct. 8, 1751 ; d. at Mason, N. H., Jan. 10, 1827 ; m. July 

8, 1778, Sarah Barrett, who d. Oct. 14, 1842, aged 86. 
vi. Jerusha, b. Sept. 25, 1753; probably the daughter Gordon named 

in her father's will, 
vii. Whitcomb, m. Feb. 10, 1780, Ruth Dodge, 
viii. Samuel, d. Mar. 24, 1824, aged 65 ; ra. (1) Anna , who d. Aug. 

1813; m. (2) Dec. 1, 1814, Rhoda (Heald) Atherton of Shirley, 

Mass., who d. Jan. 17, 1854, aged 86. 
ix. Edward, m. in Townsend, Mass., Dec. 14, 1786, Rachel Hildreth. 

19. Jonathan'^ Tarbell (77io}7ias* Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Thomas^) mar- 

ried at Groton, Dec. 12, 1754, Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Elizabeth (Whitney) Farnsworth, born Dec. 20, 1729. Jonathan 
was in the French and Indian wars from Groton. He died prior to 
Mar. 11, 1788, when administration upon his estate was requested. 
The settlement of his estate, dated Apr. 8, 1789, was made between 
wife Lydia, and the four children named below. Lydia died prior 
to Sept. 10, 1806, according to deeds. 
Children, born at Groton : 

i. Jonathan,^ b. Oct. 23, 1755. 

ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1758; m. July 21, 17S9, Molly Farnsworth. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 10, 1762 ; m. Jan. 14, 1783, Sarah Warren. 

iv. Solomon, b. Sept. 10, 1762; d. at Lunenburg, Mar. 17, 1856, aged 
93 yrs. 6 mos. 7 ds. ; ra. Feb. 17, 1785, Molly Bennett, who d. at 
Lunenburg, Juue 7, 1852, aged 91. Each at the time of death was 
" the oldest inhabitant" of that town. 

20. David^ Tarbell {Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Tliomas^ Thomas^) lived at 

Pepperell. He married at Groton, Nov. 17, 1757, Bathsheba, per- 
haps daughter of Moses and Esther (Houghton) Woods, born in that 
town, Nov. 3, 1739. No record of her death has been found, but 
perhaps this is the David who married, July 2, 1772, Esther Kemp 
of Groton. No record of his death and no will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Pejjperell : 

i. David, « b. Feb. 2, 1759; d. Mar. 17, 1833; m. May 19, 1789, Han- 
nah Wright, who d. July 24, 1846, aged 76. He, and afterwards 
his widow, were Revolutionary pensioners. 

ii, Hannah, b. Feb. 5, 1761 ; m. Dec. 11, 1781, Ebenezer Lakiu Shat- 

iii. Sybil, b. Apr. 4, 1763; m. Sept. 8, 1784, James Shattuck. 

iv. Asa, b. May 30, 1765. 


V. Eunice, b. June 6, 1767; m. Oct. 17, 1795, Moody Shattuck, 
vi. Batiisheba, b. Sept. 18, 1775. 
vii. Betsey, b. May 19, 1785. 

Accorcliug to the Shattuck genealogy, there were also 

viii. Nancy, b. Sept. 9, 1773; m. Nov. 24, 1794, Josiah Shattuck. 
ix. Amy, m. as secoud wife, Dec. 1, 1804, James Shattuck. 
Perhaps others. 

21. William^ Tarbkll ( William,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,- Thomas^) proba- 

bly lived in that part of CTroton that was set off as the district of 
Pepperell in 1753. He married, May 22, 1745, Sarah, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Longley) Woods, born in Groton, May 6, 1726. 
William died at Pepperell, Aug. 11, 1757, in his 39th year, and 
Sarah married (2) Jan. 4, 1759, Charles Witherell. She died at 
Pepperell, Nov. 11, 1790, in her 64th year, and is buried beside her 
first husband, her gravestone being "Erected by v** Tarbell heirs." 
' Children: 

i. William,^ b. Apr. 6, 1746; m. Dolly Brooks. 

11. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 3, 1747; m. at Townsend, Dec. 19, 1776, Martha 

iii. Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1750; probably the Sarah who m. Mar. 20, 1772, 

Josiah Warren, 
iv. Susanna, b. Mar. 24, 1752; d. Dec. 31, 1766, in her 15th year. 
V. Jonas, b. Dec. 7, 1754. 
vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 8, 1757 ; settled in Norridgewock, Me. He was a 

Revolutionary peuslouer. 

22. JoHN^ Tarbell ( Willtam,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Thomas^) lived in 

Groton. He married (1), Oct. 29, 1753, Sarah, perhaps daughter of 
John and Mary (Bradstreet) Parker, who died, s. p., Apr. 19, 1754, 
in her 29th year. He married (2) Hannah, daughter of David and 
Hannah (Hastings) Farnsworth. He died Sept. 9, 1802, leaving a 
will dated Dec. 28, 1797, in which he names wife Hannah, sous 
John, Asa, Peter and Abel, and daughters, Sarah Longley, Alice 
Woods, Elizabeth Moors and Hannah Tarbell, daughter-in-law 
Sarah Tarbell, widow, and her child. His widow survived him many 
years, and died Aug. 6, 1829, aged 93 years, 8 months. In her 
will, dated May 27, 1823, she mentions sons Asa, Abel and Peter, 
three daughters, Sarah Shipley, Betsey Moors and Hannah Cham- 
berlain, and five grandchildren, children of her son, Asa. 
Children of second wife : 

i. Sarah, ^ b. Jan. 20, 1759; m. (1) June 23, 1784, John Longley; m. 
(2) Jan. 12, 1802, James Shipley. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 23, 1761 ; m. Lydia Sawtell of Shirley and removed 
to N. Y. 

iii. Alice, b. Dec. 23, 1763 ; m. Samson Woods of Peppei-ell. 

iv. Edmund, b. June 7, 1766; d. June 20, 1797; ra. Jan. 1, 1795, Sally 
Sawtell, who m. (2) June 4, 1799, Israel Longley of Shirley. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 9, 1769; m. Sept. 18, 1796, David Moors, after- 
ward of Farminstou, Me. 

vi. Asa, b. Mar. 18, 1772 : d. June 9, 1861 ; m. June 19, 1803, Relief 

* Edmund C.^ Tarbell, the celebrated artist of Boston, is a descendant of Asa* Tar- 
bell through his eldest son, Edmund' Tarbell, whose son Edmund Whitney* Tarbell 
was father of the artist. 

Professor Frank Bigelow^ Tarbell of the University of Chicago is a grandson of Asa^ 
Tarbell through his son John' Tarbell. 


vii. Abel, b. Aug. 26, 1773 ; d. Oct. 19, 1860 ; was several times married, 
but left no children. He was a Colonel. 

viii. Hannah, b. May 17, 1777; m. June 4, 1804, Henry Vassall Chamber- 
lain of Farmin«tou, Me. 

is. Petek, b. Sept. '21, 1780; d. at Shirley, Aug. 19, 1844; m. Feb. 16, 
1809, Relief Hartwell. 

23. James^ Tarbell ( William,'^ Thomas^ Thomas^ Tliomas^) was pub- 

lished Oct. 25, 1755, to Esther, daughter of Gershom and Lydia 
(TowDsend) Fletcher of Westford, who was born in that town, Dec. 
13, 1735. They lived at Pepperell. He died June 17, 1805, in his 
80th year. She was living in 1798, according to a deed. 
Children : 

i. James,® b. Sept. 28, 1756; d. young. 

ii. Esther, b. June 29, 1758. 

iii. WiLLiAJi, b. Apr. 5, 1760; d. Mar. 14, 1762. 

iv. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 

V. Abel, b. July 16, 1765. 

vi. Edmund, b. June 12, 1767. 

vii. Asa, b. Sept. 15, 1768. 

viii. Sew ALL, b. Apr. 5, 1770; m. Nov. 8, 1798, Ruth Kemp of Groton. 

ix. Lucy, b. Nov. 16, 1771. 

X. LYDLi, b. Feb. 22, 1775. 

xi. James, b. Jan. 5, 1777. 

xii. Daniel, b. Apr. 7, 1780. 

xiii. ZiBA. 

Perhaps Abijah. 

24. Benjamin^ Tarbell ( William,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,- Thomas^) married, 

Jan. 20, 17(31, Azubah, daughter of Jonas and Thankful (Ward) 
Farnsworth of Groton, born June 3, 1740. They lived to see the 
64th anniversary of their marriage, he dying a few days after, Jan. 
25, 1825. Azubah died Mar. 14, 1838, being the oldest person in 
Groton at the time of her death. 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,^ b. Feb. 19, 1762; was a Revolutionary pensioner; living 

in Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1835. 
ii. "William, b. Oct. 13 (Oct. 19, family Bible), 1764; was three times 

m. ; a Revolutionary pensioner; cl. Aug. 3, 1851. 
iii. Jonas, b. Feb. 17, 1767. 
iv. Daniel, b. Mar. 9, 1769. 
V. Stbil, b. May 28, 1771 ; probably the one who m. June 16, 1795, 

Joseph Wheelock of Annapolis, N. S. 
vi. Joseph, bapt. Sept. 19, 1773. 
vii. Azubah, b. Oct. 20, 1775. 
viii. Amos, b. Jan. 31, 1778. 
ix. Alice, b. June 26, 1782; d. unm. May 31, 1836. 

25. Oliver^ Tarbell ( William,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) lived at 

Groton and Pepperell. He served in the Revolutionary War. His 
wife, Lucy, surname not ascertained, was appointed administratrix 
of his estate, June 9, 1783. An account of the estate, rendered by 
her Sept. 22, 1784, includes allowance for supporting three children, 
under seven years of age, eighteen months. 
Children, all baptized at Groton : 

i. Oliver,® b. Apr. 15, 1766; d. May, 1766. 

ii. Lucy, b. June 6, 1767; d. Jan. 14, 1770. 

iii. Oliver, b. Apr. 26, 1769. 

iv. Lucy, b. June 2, 1771. 


V. AxNA, bapt. June 26, 1774. 
vi. Sarah, bapt. July 13, 1777. 
vii. Silas, bapt. Aug. 1, 1779. 
Pei'haps others. 

26. Samuel^ Tarbell {Samuel,* Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^), m contrast 

to all other contemporary members of this family, was a Tory. 
He was no doubt influenced in some degree by Rev. Samuel Dana, 
then minister at Groton, whose Tory principles were so objectionable 
to his people as to cause his dismissal from that church, Samuel 
Tarbell was at one time confined in the " goal " at Concord, Mass., 
" for being concerned in couuterfiting Hampshii-e State notes," and 
giving support to the enemies of his country. His property at Groton 
was confiscated by the Commonwealth, in common with that of 
other Tories. He held a position in the British army, as shown by 
the notice of his death in a Boston paper of that time, which reads : 
[died] " At Groton, the 4th inst. Capt. Samuel Tarbell, late an 
officer in his Britannic Majesty's American Dragoons." * His 
wife, whose name was Mary, was living in 1813, according to 
a deed. Four children survived him. 
Children : 

i. Rebecca.* Administration upon the estate of Rebecca Tarbell, late 
of Boston, singlewomau, was granted to Joseph Newhall of Bos- 
ton, Sept. 11, 1798. 

ii. "William George. 

iii. Charlotte, m. Oct. 1812, Thomas T. Cunningham. 

iv. Sally. 

V. Child, buried July 5, 1795. f 

27. Zachariah^ Tarbell {Eleazer,* Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^) mar- 

ried at Lunenburg, Mar. 27, 1753, Mary, daughter of Moses and 
Mary (Bellows) Gould, who was baptized Oct. 2, 1737. In 1755, 
he served in the expedition sent out against Nova Scotia to carry 
the French families into exile. In 1762, according to a pay roll 
of military service, and in 1766, as shown by a deed, he was of 
Shirley ; and he also lived at Westminster, from which place he en- 
listed in the Revolutionary War in 1775. In 1782, a Zachariah 
Tarbell appears in Athens, Vt., in transactions of land, and it is 
probable that the family removed to that region. 
Children, the first six recoi"ded at Lunenburg : 

i. Molly, ^ b. May 1, 1753; d. young. 

ii. Zachariah, b. Nov. 9, 175i ; served in the Revolutionary "War from 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 5, 1755. 
iv. Molly, b. Mar. 19, 1757. 
V. Sybil, b. Mar. 9, 1758. 
vi. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1760. 
vii, Bethia, bapt. Sept. 30, 1764. 
Perhaps others. 

28. Samuel® Tarbell (Meazer,* Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^) was living 

in Groton in 1766, according to a deed. He married at Lunenbui'g, 
Feb. 25, 1773, Beatrice, daughter of Thomas and Betty (Sawyer) 
Carter, born in that town, Nov. 18, 1753. They settled at Rindge, 
N. H., where he served in the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, 

* Columbian Centinal, Mar. 12, 1796. 

t Wni. Nutting's Diary, Groton Hist. Series, iii. 389. 

. /"- 


and later became a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary service. He 
died Apr. 6, 1828 ; and she died Aug. 20, 1839. 
Children, born at Rindge, N. H. : 

i. Thomas," b. Nov. 22, 1773; m. (1) Feb. 19, 1797, Achsah Fay, who 

d. Aug. 18, 1821 ; m. (2) July 10, 1823, Polly Towue. 
ii. Parmason, b. Mar. 25, 1777; d. unm. Feb. 28, 1801. 

29. "William* Tarbell ( William,* John,^ John,'^ Thomas^) married at 

Billerica, Mar. 21, 177G, Elizabeth, born Mar. o, 1747-8, daughter 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Barron) French. They lived at Billerica 
until about 1805, when they removed to Temple, N. H. 
Children, recorded at Billerica : 

1. William,^ b. Feb. 3, 1777; m. Dec. 12, 1802, Abigail Allen. 

ii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 2, 1778. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1780. 

iv. Samuel, b. Oct. 31, 1782. 

V. Ruth, b. Apr. 12, 1786; d. May 16, 1787. 

vi. Sarah, b. Jau. 27, 1790. 

vii. iBA, b. Aug. 9, 1799. 

30. John* Tarbell {Jo/m* John^ John,'^ Thomas^) lived at Sturbridge. 

He married (1) at Thompson, Conn., Apr. 30, 1766, Huldah Lee 
of Sturbridge, whose death is variously given on Sturbridge printed 
records as Oct. 4, 1773, aged 23 ; Oct. 4, 1773, in her 33d year ; 
and Oct. 7, 1778, aged 30. He married (2) Dec. 9, 1779, Susanna 
Hobbs who survived him, and died May 1, 1839, aged 86. John 
was in the Revolutionary War from Sturbridge. Conflicting records 
of his death, also, are found on Sturbridge records, viz., July 26, 
1820, aged 77 ; July 6, aged 78 ; and July 25, aged 76. Plis will, 
made July 1, 1812, dii'ects that his executor shall erect decent 
monuments at the graves of himself and wife Susanna, and also 
" at the grave of my former wife Huldah Tarbell many years since 

Children of first wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

i. Grosvenor,^ b. Feb. 3, 17G8; m. Thankful Hoar. He was a phy- 
sician at Lincoln. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 2-t, 17G9; m. Nov. 27, 1791, Jabez Harding. 

iii. Frances, b. June 30, 1772; m. Mar. (or May) 7, 1792," Timothy 

Children of second wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

iv. Adolphus, b. Jau. 1, 1781. 

V. Huldah, b. Aug. 23, 1783; m. Apr. 15, 1802, Penuel Cheney. 

31. Elijah* Tarbell {John,'^ John,^ John,^ Thomas^) married, Sept. 27, 

1775, Hannah, daughter of Ezekiel and Rebecca Upham of Stur- 
bridge, who was born Apr. 3, 1757, and died June 6, 1851. He 
died Feb. 24, 1841. They lived. at Brimfield. 
Children : 

i. Elijah,** b. July 23, 1776; was pub. Sept. 30, 1797, to Sally Rich- 
ardson of Sturbridge, who died before their marriage; ra. (1) 
Apr. 11, 1799, her sister. Submit Richardson: in. (2) Nov., 1850, 
Clarissa Kibbe. 

ii. Hakn'ah, b. July 13, 1778; in. Jan. 27, 1803, Samuel Griggs. 

iii. Elias, b. Apr. 8, 1781; m. (pub. Feb. 2, 1806) Hannah Weeks. 

iv. Samuel, b. Sept. 10, 1784; m. Apr. 27, 1809, Alice Oaks. 

V. William, b. Aug. 12, 1786; m. Dec. 12, 1811, Betsey Smith. 


vi. John Gkosvenor, b. Dec. 26, 1793; m. Sept. 13, 1802, Louisa 

vii. Daa'id Morse, b. Oct. 25, 1795. 
viii. Caroline, b. Feb. 1, 1802. 

32. Reuben^ Tarbell {Jonathan* John,^ John," Thomas^) is probably 

the Reuben who served in the Revokitiouary War from West- 
moreland, N. H. He settled in Chester, Vt., where he died Feb. 17, 
1829, aged 73 years. His wife Elizabeth, surname not known, died 
Oct. 10th of the same year. The following children are named in 
his will, dated Feb. 14, 1820, and also appear in the settlement of 
Elizabeth's estate, which was made Nov. 29, 1830. 
Children, order not known : 

i. William." 

ii. Samuel, d. before 1820, leaving heirs. 

iii. Reuben, was living at Audover, Vt., in 1820. 

iv. Heber. 

V. Horace. 

vi. Polly, ni. Wilson. 

vii. Betsey, ni. Aldridge. 

viii. AzuBAH, m. Hiram Barney. 

ix. Henrietta, m. Daniel Palmer of Grafton, Vt. 

X. Melinda, m. Dale. 

33. Jonathan^ Tarbell (Jonathan,'^ John^ John^ TJiomas^) settled in 

Chester, Vt., where he married. Mar. 11, 1783, Jane Gleason. 

Children, born at Chester, Vt. : 
i. LuCENA,*^ b. Aug. 10, 1784. 
ii. Hannah, b. Aug. 7, 178G; m. July 7, 1807, Augustus Wheelock of 

Rockingham, Vt. 
iii. Jonathan, b. July 26, 1788; d. July 8, 1791. 
iv. Daniel, b. Nov. 2, 1790; m. Apr. lb, 1315, Harriet Earle. 
V. Jane, b. Aug. 10, 1792; probably tlie Jaue who m., in 1815, John 

Stearns of Rockingham, Vt. 
vi. LuciNDA, b. Oct. 5, 1796. 
vii. TiiEODA, b. Nov. 23, 1798. 
viii. Akathusa, b. June 17, 1801. 

34. Peter^ Tarbell {Jonathan,'^ Jokn,^ John,- Thomas^) had a wife 

whose name appears as " Frethel " * on the Rockingham, Vt., 
church records. She was a member of the church at Claremont. 
(N. H. ?} They had the following 

Child, baptized at Rockingham, Vt. : 
i. Joseph,'' bapt. July 21, 1785. 
Probably others. 

35. Isaac^ Tarbell (Jonathan,* John,^ John,^ Thomas^) married (1) 

Joanna Gleason, who died at Chester, Vt., Apr. 22, 1808, aged 37 ; 
and mari'ied (2), at Chester, Vt, Feb. 8, 1809, Mrs. Lydia Wilson, 
who died Jan. 3, 1832. He died in March, 1841, and his will, 
■ which styles him of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and is dated 
Oct. 21, 1837, names his daughters Joanna and Sarah, and sons 
Eli, Jonathan, Willard, Thomas, Henry and John. 
Children of iirst wife : 

i. Isaac," b. at Grafton, Vt., Mar. 29, 1788; d. at Smithville, N. Y., 
May G, 1832; ra. 1818, at Albany, N. Y., Meliuda Lvou, who was 
b. at Canaan, Conn., Feb. 29, 1791. Children: I. 'Cornelia.'' 2. 

* Registek, vol. 56, p. 249. 


Willard C. 3. Morgan. 4. Elizabeth. 5. Daniel. 6. Eleanor. 
All but Morgan are mentioned as heirs of their father, in connec- 
tion with their grandfather's estate. 

ii. Eli, b. Sept. 25,'l790; d. Oct. 4, 1845; m. Sybil Parker, who was 
ta. Mar. 7, 1798, and d. Sept. 22, 1879 ; resided in Sniithville, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Sewell.'' 2. Laura. 3. John Seymour. 4. Mary. 
5. Charles P.* 6. George L. 7. Francis. 8. James Henry. 

iii. Jonathan, b. at Chester, 'vt., Feb. 16, 1793; m. Betsey Lamb. At 
the time of his father's death, he was living in Mich., and he d. in 
111. Children: 1. Abigail.^ 2. Eliza. 3. Jane. 4. Charlotte. 
5. Horace. 6. Lewis. 7. Isaac. 8. Boyal. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 22, 1795; d. in Va., near Portsmouth, Oct. 16, 1838; 
m. at Norfolk, Va., Frances ; at one time lived near Har- 
per's Ferry. His children, named at the time of the probate of 
their grandfather's will, were : I.Jane.'' 2. 3Iary. 3. Harriet. 
4. John. All living in "Virginia. 

V. "Willard, b. May 25, 1799; m. Aurelia Kansom, who was living at 
AUerton, la., in 1898. At the time his father's will was probated, 
he was living at Orleans, N. Y. He d. at Lafargeville, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Edwin Eltinc/.'' 2. Sarah Bansom. 

Yi. Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1808; d."young. 

Children of second wife : 

vii. Thomas, b. July 5, 1809; d. at Three Mile Bay, N. Y., July, 1877; 

m. Oct. 25, 1832, Harriet Earle Bunce, a granddaughter of Artemas 

and Sally (Tarbell) Earle, who d. Juue'2, 1875. In 1841, he lived 

at Lyme, N. Y. Children: I. Laura Eusebia.'' 2. Lydia Sophia. 

3. Horace Edward. 4. Charles Bunce. 
viii. Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1810; d. unmarried, 1870. In 1841, he lived at 

Lyme, N. Y. 
ix. Joanna Gleason, b. Feb. 23, 1814; d. Dec. 12, 1870; m. Dr. Rufus 

Thayer, and in 1841 was living at Sniithville, N. Y. 
X. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1817; d. May 8, 1892; m. William Thayer of 

Dimmock, Pa., a brother of Dr. Rufus above. 

36. David^ Tarbell {Davids John,^ John," Thomas^) in 1797 purchased 

the farm of his father in Nottingham West, N. H. He had wife 
Anna, and the following 

Children, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hudson. N. H. : 

i. LuciNDA,*^ b. Jan. 31, 1805. 
ii. Anna, b. May 26, 1810. 
Perhaps others. 

37. Jesse^ Tarbell [David,'^ John,^ John,- Thomas^) married at Middle- 

ton, Mass., Mar. 11, 1800, Avis Bancroft, who was born at Canton, 
Mar. 10, 1781. She married (2), at Nottingham West, N. H., 
Feb. 25, 1812, Parker Richardson. 

Children, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hudson, N. H. : 

i. Betsey,'' b. Jan. 29, 1801. 

ii. Sally Talbot, b. July 9, 1803; ra. at Danvers, Mass., May 15, 
1828, John L. Mason of Charlestown. 

38. Jonathan® Tarbell {^Jonathan,'^ Cornelius,^ John,''' Thomas^) was 

published at Danvers, Mar. 25, 17G7, to Elizabeth Cook. He was 
in the Revolutionary war, from that town. In 1778, his father 

* Charles P.' Tarbell, b. Dec. 4, 1824, ra. Mabel M., dau. of Abraham Tillotson, 
b. Sniithville, N. Y., July 7, 1824. He is living at Sniithville Flats, N. Y. They are 
parents of Gage Eli^ Tarbell, b. Sept. 20, 1856, who m. Ella, dau. of George L. Swift 
of Marathon, N. Y., and has the following children: Swift,9 b. Nov. 30, 1882; Louise, 
b, Feb. 18, 1886. Mr. Tarbell is "Vice-President of the Equitable Life Assurance So- 
ciety of New York. 


deeded him one-half of his farm in Lynn, now Lynnfield, to which 
place Jonathan removed, and where he died Nov. 3, 1795, aged 53 
years. His will, dated Oct. 30, 1795, names his wife, sons Jona- 
than and Nathaniel, and daughters Polly Putnam, Elizabeth and 

Children, the first four baptized at Dan vers, the others at Lynn- 
field : 

Jonathan,^ bapt. July 19, 1772; d. July 14, 1847, aged 80 yrs. 
i. Elizabeth, bapt. July 19, 1772; d. young. 

ii. Mary, bapt. July 19, 1772; d. young. A child of Jonathan, Jr., 
d. at Danvers, Oct., 1773, and was probably one of these two 






Mary, bapt. Nov. 13, 1774; m. July 3, 1794, Samuel Putnam. 

Nathaniel, bapt. Oct. 2, 1781. 

Elizabeth, bapt. June 8, 1783; ra. Jan. 22, 1805, Nathan Hawks, 

Jr., of Lynn. 
Sarah, bapt. May 14, 1786. 

39. William^ Tarbeli. {Nathaniel,^ Cornelius,^ John, ^ TJiomas^) married 
(1), at Danvers, Nov. 26, 1778, Anna Venne, and settled in Beverly ; 

and married (2) Abigail . The settlement of his estate was 

made July 2, 1816, between his widow Abigail, and the following 
Children of first wife, recorded at Beverly : 

i. Nancy,* b. Oct. 2&, 1786. 
ii. AViLLiAM, b. Nov. 22, 1793. 

Eegister Re-prixts, Series A, No. 19. 



006 731 326 4 

''f^m-^-. o-.., 

< \ ^w-mWmw