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1644 — 1874, 






5 Barclay Street. 





This book, except in some of its parts, is not 
a Genealogy. It does not profess to give in com- 
plete detail the gcnealog)' of any branch, and but 
of comparatively feu- families. Tiiis, in the wide 
extent of territory over which the Valentines are 
spread, and the little or no relationship existing 
among many of them, would manifestly have been 
impossible. In the case of one or two families of 
the Long Island branch, this has been attempted 
with but partial success ; and with the descendants 
of TiiOM.\s Valentine, of Hopkinton, it is be- 
lieved, with complete success. If any inquire why 
it was not done with other families, we answer, it 
wr.s simply impossible to obtain the neeessary data. 

Nor is this work simply a History. True, some 
regard is paid to the arrangement of events, but 
in works of this kind, a continuous story chror;- 
ologically presented, is also impossible. It ii ;.- 
fesses to be only a collection of facts in relation to 
the Valentine name and history, such as were ac- 
cessible to the author. Whatever could be obtained 
by patient research, by careful inquiry, and by long 
and extensive correspondence, is here given : and, 
though it may contain a thousand imperfections, 
it is believed to comprise more information in re- 
gard to the \'alentines than anj' other book e.xtant. 

iv Preface. 

It is easy to find errors in such a work. In 
regard to the spelling of proper names *' ever>' man 
is a law unto himself," and no rules can be followed. 
Figures and dates are also proverbially difficult to 
be, made perfect ; but when it is remembered these 
are often sent from remote points, and with every 
diversity of hand-writing, the wonder should rather 
be that there are not more. 

A word in regard to the illustrations. The 
author's alternative was, one or two costly ones, 
or a larger number of less expensive ones, which 
should, nevertheless, give the reader a good idea 
of the subject. So far as he knows, he can at least 
say that they are remarkably good likenesses. 

Whatever defects the work may have, it has 
cost the author an immense amount of labor, and 
not a little money, for which he expects no ad- 
equate return ; but he has done it con avtore, and 
only asks that it may be properly appreciated by 
those in whose behalf it is written, namely, all U'/io 
hear and lair the name of VALENTINE. 

His ^acknowledgments are due to Mrs. F. E. 
Weston, of Boston, John J. Valentine and William 
C. Valentine, Esquires, of Brooklyn, Jacob T. 
Bowne, Esq., of Glen Cove, L. I., Prof. H. M. On- 
derdonk. of Jamaica, L. I., Mrs. S. B. Valentine, 
of London, Eng., Messrs. Harpers, New York, 
the Librarians of the L. I. Hist. Scciety, A'. Y. Hist. 
Soiit-ty, and the Astor Library, and many others, 
for very efficient aid in pursuance of his work 

T. W. V. 

Bkooklvn. N. v., July, iS^4. 

C X T F. X T S 

' ;• PAr.E 

CilAPTtR I. The Name cf Valentine I 

11. The Valeniines of Long Island S 

III. The Long Kland Valentines — Continued 27 

" IV. Notable IndivirluaK of the Long Island 

Branch 34 

" V. The \V.i>hinj;lon County Valentines 47 

VI. The New Jersey Valentines 50 

VII. The New York Valentines 57 

•■ VIII. The \VestchcsIer County Valentines 76 

I.\. The New York Valentines — Continued 81 

X. The Miryland Valentines 91 

■' XL The Washington County Valentines — Con- 
tinued 98 

XIL The Valentines of Lancashire, England 103 

•' XIII. John Valentine, Esq., of Boston no 

" XI\'. Thomas Valentine, of Hopkinton 1 16 

XV. The Valentines of Boston and Hopkinton 121 

'• XVI. Descendants of Samuel Valentine — Con- 
tinued 132 

" XVII. Descendants of Samuel Valentine — ton- 

tinued 144 

■ -Will. William Valentine and Elizabeth (JonesJ 

Valentine, and their Descendants 174 

■■ XIX. The Fifth Generation l58 

XX. The Sixth (rtneration 214 

•* XXI. Gleanings 225 

■■ XXII. X'alentines in the New York and Brooklyn 

Directories 237 



Hon. David T. Valentine, The Historian of New York... 



Kf.sidfnCf, of William M. Valentine, Esq., Roslyn, L. I.. g 

Dr. William Valentine, The Humorist 17 

William M. Valentine, Merchant, Roslyn, L. 1 25 

jiDCE Thomas Valentine, Williamsburgh, L. 1 33 

Joel Valentine, Esq., Bennington. Vt 41 

Major Alon/.o H. Valentine, Manufacturer, Bennington, Vt. 49 

Valentine's Knitting Factorv, Bennington, Vt 57 

Hon. Daniel M. Valentine, Judge Supreme Court, Kansas. 5a 
Map of Valeniine's Hill, and adjacent country, from 

Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution 73 

Old Valentine House, Valentine's Hill. Heaquarters of 

Gen. Wa>-hington 81 

Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa 89 

Rev. Milton Valentine, D.D.. President Tenn. Coll 97 

Daniel Valentine, Esq., Merchant and Banker, Aurora, 111. 105 

Valentine, Clarke, Price and Ffvtche Arms 113 

Miss Elizabeth Gooch (afterwards Mrs. Thomas Valentine), 

Hopkinlon. Mass 121 

Old Valentine Homestead, as it was, Hopkinton, Mass... 129 

I.AWSON Valentine, Esq., Merchant, of Boston, Mass 137 

DiiiBV, Enoch Lvnde, Simon Lynue, Newdicate and 

Jones Arms 145 

Elmer Valentine, the Veteran Teacher, Northboro', Mass 169 

Cai'T. Joseph Valentine, Hopkinton, Mass 177 

<;iLL Valentine, Esq., the last survivor of Fourth Generation, 

Norihlioro', Mass 185 

T. W. Valentine, Author of this work. Brooklyn, N. Y 201 

Col. Henry E. Valf;ntine, General ^Vgt. of Insurance, Hart- 
ford, Conn 209 

Col. Samlel I,., Bangor, Me 217 

William J. Valentine. F. R. G. S., Banker, London, Eng. . . . 225 
f;oLD AND .Silver Medals and Star of Honor, Confer- 
red on Wm. J. \'alcntinc, by the Kmperor Nai>oleon HI. . 233 


Valentines in America 



THAT the original signification of the word Fal- 
entine was strong, healthy, robust, powerful, there 
can be no doubt, and, in fact, Webster so de- 
fines it; but whether its first use as an individual or 
family name was on account of any peculiar supe- 
riority in this respect in those bearing it, it is impos- 
sible now to ascertain — although, as most individual 
and family names originated in this way, it is not at 
all improbable. At what precise time and locality it 
first came into use, it is difficult now to determine; 
but that it was known among the ancient Romans is 
clearly shown in history. The most complete and in- 
genious of all the Gnostic systems was founded in the 
second century, by Valentinus (equivalent to Valentine 
in English), a learned and eloquent Alexandrian, who 
was born A. D. 140. The canonized representative of 
the name, St. Valentine, wjs a presbj-ter, or, accord- 
ing to some writers, a bishop, who flourished about 
the middle of the third century, and suffered martyr- 
dom at Rome in the year 270. He was so eminently 

The I 'ahntincs in A mcrica. 

distinguished for his love and charity, that the custom 
of clioosing Valentines, or special loving friends, on 
his day (Feb. 14), is supposed bj- some to have origin- 
ated thence. Of tlie three Roman emperors named 
Valentinian, the first ascended the throne in the year 
364, and the last in 425. Pope \'alentine succeeded 
Eiigenius II. in 827. 

The name, with slight variations of spelling, is also 
found in the histories of France, Spain, Germany and 
Holland, and, indeed, in nearlj- all the countries of 
southern and central Europe. The Latin spelling of 
it is Va/i-ntinus ; ihe French, /W^//////; the Italian, Val- 
entino; Spanish and German, Valentin; Holland, Val- 
entyn ; though, it should be observed, tlie name is 
frequently Anglicized bj- adding the final e in nearly 
all tiiese languages. Even in English, the spelling of 
the name varies in certain periods and localities; be- 
ing often found corrupted into Volentine, Vollentine, 
Vnlingtine, Vollunton, and even /", '/ington; but these are 
more the result of ignorance or carelessness in spell- 
ing than distinctness of family or race, since different 
members of the same family often manifest the same 
spirit of independence in spelling. The word is also 
used not onl)' as a surname, in all the foregoing lan- 
guages, but is frequently used as a first, or Christian 
name, as well, more especially among the Germans 
and French. 

But, while this name is so frequently found in the 
various countries of both the Old and New World as 
applied to iniiiiiihiah and families, it is a somewhat 
singular fact that, according to the gazetteers and en- 
cyclopedias, only one toi^n or village in the whole 
world is called or named; and that is in 
France, in the department of Haufj-Garonne, about 
one mile southwest of St. Gaudcns, on the river Ga- 

The Name of Va leu tine. 

runne. It is a small town of about fifteen hundred 
inhabitants, the most of whom are engaged in the 
manufacture of woolens. According to the French 
pronunciation, though spelled as in English, it is there 
called Va-long-tccn, w'wh. the accent on the last syllable. 
Occasionally, the name is found in biographical 
dictionaries, encyclopedias, &c., though not very fre- 
quently. Thus, Michael Bernard Valentin is men- 
tioned as a German botanist and professor of medi- 
cine who was an author on both sciences. He was 
born in 1637, and died at Giessen in 1726. Basil 
Valentine, a monk of Erfurt, was an alchymist of con- 
siderable note, who flourished in the sixteenth cen- 
tury. Antimony was first discovered or extracted 
from the ore by him. N. Valentin, a French painter, 
was born in 1600 and died at the age of 32. L. 
A. V^alentin, a French surgeon of much note, was 
born in 1736 and diefl in 1S23. F. Valentine is 
regarded worthy of mention as a Dutch missionary 
who lived in the seventeenth century. Baron von 
George William Valentin, a lieutenant-general in the 
Prussian service, a military writer of reputation, was 
born in 1775, and educated in Berlin. His "Treatise 
on War in Refcrenee to Great Operations" was published 
in three volumes in Berlin, 1821. Rev. Thomas Val- 
entine, of London, published three quarto Sermons 
in 1642-7. Henry Valentine was tlie author of " Pri- 
vate Di-votions," London, 1654, printed also in Welch. 
Mrs. R. Valentine is an English authoress of many 
valuable juvenile books, as also is Laura Valentine of 
that ilk. Mrs. S. Valentine is given as the authoress 
of "Beatrice," London, 1859. John Valentine was 
the author of " Elements of Practical Harmony ;" and 
J. S.Valentine wrote "The .Assistant Engineer," Lon- 
don, 1848. 

The Valentines in Avieriea. 

In our own country, the only authors of the name 
that have come to my knowledge are Rev. M. Val- 
entine, D.D., President of Pennsylvania College, 
Gett)-sburg, Pa., wiio wrote " The Relations of the 
Family to the Church," and Hon. David T. Valentine, 
the author of "History of New York," and of the 
famous " New York Manuals," special sketches of 
whom are given elsewheic in this work. 

The name of Valentine, though by no means very 
common in this country, is, nevertheless, found in al- 
most, and perhaps quite, every State in the Union, and, 
in some sections, even frequently. In searching the 
Indexes of about two hundred Genealogies in the 
Library of the L. I. Historical Society, the name was 
found in not more than one-fourth of them. Perhaps 
as fair a test of its commonness is given by the number 
of Valentines found in the City Directories* of the 
United States. These, so far as they could be conve- 
nientl)' reached, give the following figures, taking the 
cities in the order of population ; 

That of New York, for the 1S72, contains 72 Valentines. 






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SL Louis, 


10 . 







New Orleans, 







4* 41 44 



* It should be remembered that these Directories probably do not 

cont.iin nil the Valentines who are heads of families in these cities, 

^since many persons, for various reasons, refuse to allow their names 

to be puMished in a Directory. This is kno-cn to be especially true 

of the cities of New York and Brooklyn. 

Tlic Natnc of Valentine. 

That of Cleveland, 

for the year 1S72, Loniains 7 Valentines. 


1867, "II 
1871, •• 4 - 
1S65. •• 2 " 
1870, .. , " 



As the proportion of names in any City Directory 
to the whole population is, 1 believe, about as i 105, 
the number of persons in all these 1 8 cities bearing the 
name of Valentine must be about 1500. Of these, 
a verj- few are put down as colored persons ;* a few are 
also evidently emigrants directly from the Old World ; 
but, judging from all the best evidences at command, 
at least three-foanhs (and probably a much larger 
jiroportion) may safely be classed as direct descend- 
ants of the three great families of Valentines herein- 
after described. Some of them, judging from their 
occupaticins, are found in the humbler walks of life; a 
fair proportion are classed as professional men ; a con- 
siderable number are known to have attained success 
and wealth in mercantile affairs; but much the largest 
proportion are found among the middle classes, as 
business men and successful artisans. Whatever may 
have been their lineage and position in the old coun- 
try in former days, all branches of the Valentine 
family in this country may be regarded as fair speci- 
mens of the true American character — depending 
neither upon titles nor landed estates, but upon their 
own energies and integritv of character, for their po- 
sition in society and success in life; and rejoicing 

* All of this class in New York and Brooklyn who bear the 
name, give Lcng Island as their birthplace, and their ancestors, 
having once been slaves, took the name of their masters or owners, as 
was the custom wherever slavery existed. 

The Vahntincs in Aiiuricj. 

that, wliile a few sj)ecimens of uppcr-ten-dom and the 
lower stratum may be found among tliem, the vast 
majority of those who bear tlie name are to be fou nd 
between the two extremes. 

That common (and I might almost say universal) 
tradition in old American families that they descended 
from "three brothers who came over and settled," &c., 
has, of coarse, prevailed to some extent among the 
X'alenlines, and, in gathering the materials for this 
work, I have met a few wlio insisted upon the truth 
of the tradition with great pei:tinacity. It is true, 
as already stated, that nearly all the Valentines in 
America are descended fmm three progenitors; but it 
is not true that these were brothers, nor even near rel- 
atives; although it is the writer's opinion that if the 
lineage could be traced back a few centuries farther, 
their common origin would be found to meet in some 
old family of Northern Europe — probably Holland or 
Germany. There arc a few Irish families of Valen- 
tines in New York city, who inform me that the name 
is quite common in some parts of Ireland, especially 
in the counties of Kildare and Wicklowe, where they 
are generally well-to-dc farmers. These disclaim a 
Celtic origin, are generally Protestants, and claim 
that their ancestors came from Holland some six cen- 
turies ago. 

But instead of endeavoring to explore the laby- 
rinths of the long-de])arted past, in relation to which 
the clearest statements are of doubtful authority, I 
propose, in this work, to give a sketch of each of the 
three great branches of the name in this country, viz: 
the Long Islaiui Valentines, or descendants of Richard 
Valentine, who was one of the first settlers of Hemp- 
stead in 1644 — the -Wti' Etighind Valentines, or de- 
scendants of John Valentine, who came to Boston in 

The Name of Valentine. 

1675 — and the New York Valentines, or descendants 
of Benjamin Valentine, who settled in East Chester, 
Westchester Co., N. Y., about 1679 or 1680. There 
are doubtless other minor branches descended from 
more recent emigrants, but they are of quite limited 
extent; and some others, supposed to be separate and 
independent, would, if some of the missing links of 
the chain coald be found, be traceable to some one of 
the above. 

In another chapter will be found a list of the Valen- 
tines whose names are given in the New York and 
Brooklyn Directories of the present year, the object 
of which is to show the relative proportion of each of 
these great branches, taking these cities as a test. 

The Valentines in America. 



THE first settlers of Long Island, excepting the 
few Dutch settlers at the western extremity, 
were mainly of English origin. Some of these 
came directly hither from their Old-World homes, but 
not a few of them first tried it for a while in some part 
of New England. Thus a large portion of the original 
proprietors of Hempstead first settled in Stamford, 
Conn., where, however, they remained but one year, 
when, for reasons that do not appear, they removed to 
Long Island, then a wilderness uninhabited except 
by a few tribes of Indians. 

Hempstead was originally one of the largest towns 
in territory on the Island, extending from the Sound 
on the north to the Atlantic on the south, and from 
Oyster Bay on the east to Jamaica on the west. The 
first division of land among the sixty-six proprietors 
of the town took place in 1647, hardly a quarter of a 
century after the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and the ad- 
vent of the Dutch in New York. Among these was 


then probably a young man of twenty-five or thirty 
years of age, but whether married or single I have no 
means of knowing. He was of English origin, and, 
from the fact that some of the company came from 
that section, as well as the identity of name, it is not 

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The Vahntitics of Loii^ Island. 

at all improbable that he was a lineal descendant of 
Richard Valentine of the parish of Eccles in Lan- 
castershire, the undoubted ancestor of the New Eng- 
land Valentines, more fully mentioned in another 
chapter— which, if my conjectures are correct, would 
seem to prove that these two great branches have one 
common origin. 

Of this first American Valentine, tut little is 
known, for the public and private records of those 
days were but imperfectly kept. He must have been 
married soon after immigrating if not before, for, in 
1685, he had four sons, and perhaps more, who were 
freeholders. In a tax laid that year, Widow Richard 
Valentine is assessed for 40 acres, Obadiah, 44, Wil- 
liam, 40, Ephraim, 40, and Richard (Jr.), 71 acres. 
Besides these. I find from the N. Y. Calendar of Hist. 
MSS., that in Feb., 1679, Jonah Valentine of Hemp- 
stead petitioned the Governor for a grant of 100 acres 
of land. Moreover, I find from the same source that 
in 1679 Richard Valentine (Jr.), "one of the Hemp- 
stead rioters," asks to be exempted from punishment 
"on account of his youth and ignorance." As men- 
tion is made of Richard Valentine (Sen.), in 1682, and 
of his widow in 1785, it seems clear that he must have 
died between those years, leaving at least five sons, 
and several daughters. There is a tradition in the 
family that the farm of the original Richard con- 
tained 600 acres — which probably included some 
"out-lots" or wild lands, as well as the homesteads 
named in the foregoing list. 

But if the young Richard came to grief from his 
" sky-larking " propensities, his paternal ancestor 
could hardly reprove him, for he, too, had his own 
troubles. In the "Colonial History of the Slate of 
New York," Vol. II., Page 728, I find that "the Mar- 

shal of the town of Hemstede, Richard V^alentyn by 
name," is complained of before tiie [Dutch] Governor- 
General and Council of New Netherlands, July 7, 
1674, for refusing to put in execution a judgment 
against one Jeremy Wood, and " for uttering these se- 
ditious words: ' Is it in the name of the King of Eng- 
land? for I will do nothing in the name of the Prince 
or of the States of Holland,' " &c. True to his English 
origin, the Marshal found the Dutch Government a 
galling yoke to bear. It would seem, however, that 
neither father nor son received any severe punishment, 
or some mention would have been made of it. 

In the stirring events of that period, the V'alentines 
appear to have taken an active part. Thus, in 1702, 
Richard X'alentine was one of the Grand Jury raised 
especial!}- to indict Samuel Bownes, an itinerant Qua- 
ker preacher who came to that region ; but instead of 
doing so, the jury indorsed the paper '■'Ignoramus" 
and returned it to the Judge, utterly refusing to have 
anything to do with such dirty work. Many of Rich- 
ard's posterity afterwards became " Friends " them- 
selves, and some remain such to this day. 

In 1726, Obadiah Valentine was one of a committee 
to put a stop to the " wicked and wanton burning of 
Hempstede Plains." 

Of this family of Richard Valentine and his five 
sons, there is not, so far as I can learn, any continuous 
and authentic genealogy in existence; but it is certain 
that nearly all the Valentines of Long Island, except 
those in the city of Brooklyn (and even many in that 
city also), have descended from these. The family 
name soon extended to adjoining towns, especially 
to Oyster Bay, Jamaica and Flushing, until finall)' it 
was common in ever)- town in Queens County, and 
was occasionally found in the other counties of Long 

Tlu Valentines of Long Island. 


Island, Kings and Suffolk. I find, at an election for 
Deputies held in Jamaica Nov. 7, 1775, ^^e names of 
Philip, Richard, Jacob, William, Obadiah, Robert, 
Jacamiah and Jonas Valentine among the voters. Ac- 
cording to Sabine's "American Loyalists," some of 
the Valentines, like their original ancestor, were quite 
partial to the British crown, as Caleb, Jacob, Jonah, 
Obadiah, David, Robert, Philip, Thomas and William 
Valentine did not acknowledge allegiance to the 
American government till October, 1776, though after 
this, they appear to have been patriotic enough, and 
Philip even became Captain of a company in the Rev- 
olutionary Army. 

But though in favor of liberty for themselves, they, 
like many others in that day and since, seem to have 
had rather obscure views in relation to that of others. 
Thus, according to Onderdonk, June 2, 1791, Obadiah 
Valentine of Oyster Bay offers a " ^5 Reward for the 
return of his remarkably black negro man. Bob, aged 
22. He had on a brown coat and green linings, yellow 
vest, old boots. He has gray hair on his neck." Oba- 
diah ought to have known that to a young man of 22 
(and graj- at that .') liberty was as sweet as to himself. 

In the absence of all genealogies, familj- records, 
and other similar data, I am compelled to resort to 
such public and private resources as can be found. Of 
these, the oldest are the "Town Records of Hemp- 
stead," found in the North Hempstead Town Clerk's 
Office at Roslyn, which furnish the following items: — 

Thos. Ellison sold to Richd. Valentine 5 acres meadow, >far. 14, 1658. 
Simon Searing sold certain lands to Obadiah Valentine about 1670. 
John Jackson " " " Ephraim .. « « 

\Vm. Valentine " '" " Benjamin Birdsall " " 

Jonas " " " " 

12 TIu Valentines in America. 

The records of Conveyances in the County Clerk's 
Office at Jamaica mention the following Valentines: — 

Kichaid Valentine, 

of Hempstead, 


in 1706. 










Oyster Bay, 



Joseph " 





North Hemps 



Benjamin " 





















Oyster Bay, 







Jacob " 









Oyster Bay, 












North Hemps 



Lewis " 

Oyster Bay. 



The following are from the Records of Wills, &c.. 
in the Surrogate's Office, Jamaica: — 

The Will of Jacamiah Valentine, of Jamaica, speaks 
of children William, Jacob, Philip, Jane, Phebe, 
Rebecca and Sarah; and names his brothers, William 
and Obadiah, as Executors. 

The Will of Jacob Valentine, of North Hempstead, 
1802, speaks of children Samuel, Abigail (Vander- 
water), Elizabeth, Susannah and Jane. 

The Will of Pliilip Valentine, of North Hempstead, 
1816, names his wife, Jane, sister, Ann Smith, also of 
Richard, son of Jas. \'alentine — also of Mary Ann 
and Phebe, dau. of his brother Richard. 

The Will of George Valcmine, of Hempstead, 1823, 

The Valentines of Long Island. 


gives a portion to his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, 
Sarah, Robert, Oliver and Miriam, and names his son, 
Charles, as one of his Executors. 

The Will of Zebulon Valentine, N. Hempstead, 
1830, speaks of his wife, Ruth, and his brother, 
Oliver, — also appoints his friend, Ephraim Valentine, 

The Will of Elbert J. Valentine, of Oyster Bay, 
1843, speaks of his wife, Elizabeth Ann, his sons, 
Chas. Smith Valentine and Elbert J., and his dau. 
Hannah Elizabeth. 

The Will of James J. M. Valentine, of New York 
city, 1845, speaks of his father, William, and mother, 
Phebe, his brother, William M., his other- brothers, 
Washington, Meyers and Eugene, his sisters, Ann E. 
Nicholls and Phebe Bunting — and his daughters, 
Leonora and Sarah J. 

To that indefatigable walking encyclopedia of 
Long Island antiquarian lore, Henry Onperdonk, 
Esq., of Jamaica, I am indebted for most of the fol- 
lowing records: — 

From the Assessors' Books of Queens County (exrept Newtown), iyS6 : 
Obadiah Valentine, N. Hempstead, Val. £ 6, Tax, £ 1 2r. 




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Hempstead, " 




" N. Hempstead, 


3 4 


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4 16 


" £sf. 


4 I 


*' Jamaica, " 




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14 TJu Valentines in America. 

Jacob Val 


Oyster Bay, 

Val. C 78. 



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From the Records of St, Geor^f*s Episcopal Churchy Hempstead^ L. I. 

Oljadiah Valentine married to Martha Thurston May 27, 1728. 

Jacob Valentine, of Hempstead, to Sarah Downing, 

of Oyster Bay Aug. 3, 1728. 

\Vm. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Rebecca Baldwin, 

of 0)ster Bay Mar. 16, 1730. 

John Grittman, of Hemp-stead, to .Anne Valentine, of 

Hempstead June 3, 1735. 

Nathan Valentine, of Hempstead, to Jane Southard, 

of Hempstead Dec. 12, 1736. 

Peter Vandewater, of Hempstead, to Maiy Valentine, 

of Hempstead Dec. 12, 1736. 

Jacob Valentine, of Hempstead, to Maty Coles, of 

Oyster Bay Jan. i, 1740. 

Wm. Valentine, of Hempstead, 10 Maiy Fowler, of 

Hempstead Dec 27, 1752. 

Silas Valentine, of Hempstead, to Elizabeth Jackson, 

of Hempstead Dec. 3, 1754. 

James Van Velsor, of Oyster Bay, to Phebe Valen 

tine, of Hempstead Dec. 30, 1760. 

Eliphalet Stratlon, of Suffolk Co., to Mary Valen- 

tine, of Suffolk Co SepL2b, 1767, 

James Smith, of Hempstead, to Ann Valentine, of 

Hempstead Nov. 25, 1 772. 

Whitney Darling, of Hempstead, to Sarah Valentine, 

of Oyster Bay Jan. 14, 1779. 

Obadiah Valentine, of Hempstead, to Rachel Waters, 

of Oyster Bay Feb. 17, 1779. 

John Gelding, of Hempstead, to Phebe Valentine, of 

Hempstead Aug. 14, 1781. 

John Treadwell, of Hempstead, to Rachel Valentine, 

of Oyster Bay June i, 178*. 

The Valentines of Long Island. IJ 

Benjamin Waters, of Hempstead, to Elizabeth Valen- 
tine, of Oyster Bay Mar. 9,1783. 

Uriah Hendrickson. of Hempstead, to Elizabeth Val- 
entine, of Oyster Bay May 27, 1783. 

John Valentine, of Hempstead, to Elizabeth Nos- 

trand, of Hempstead Aug. 22, 1784. 

Silas Valentine, of Hempstead, to Mary Abrahams, 

of Hempstead Nov. 16, 1 786. 

Lewis Valentine, of Oyster Bay, to Jane Rushmore, 

of Oyster Bay 1st mo. 7th da. 1790. 

John Eldret, of Hempstead, to Mary Valentine, of 

Hempstead Apr. 14, 1 790, 

Caleb Valentine, of Hempstead, to Elizabeth Cornell, 

of Jamaica Nov. 13, 1791. 

Jacob Valentine, of Huntington, to Phebe l.oines, of 

Hempstead 12th mo. 21st da. 1791. 

Jacob Valentine, of Hempstead, to Hannah Wood, 

of Oyster Bay Nov. 7, 1795. 

Oliver Valentine, of Hempstead, to Martha Williams, 

of Jamaica Nov. i, 1 798. 

Jacob Valentine, of North Hempstead, to Sarah Car- 
man, of Hempstead Nov. 9, 1 800. 

Lewis Valentine, of Oyster Bay, to Jane Post, of 

Hempstead 4th mo. 3rd day, 1 802. 

Samuel Valentine, of N. Hempstead, to Mary Ann 

Clowes, of Hempstead Oct. 13, 1805. 

David Valentine, of Hempstead, to Mary Langdon, of 

Hempstead . . . > Feb. 10, 18 10. 

Benj. Hatfield, of Hempstead, to Esther Valentine, 

of Hempstead Mar. 16, 1811. 

David v., son of Chas. and Mary, of Glen Cove, to 

Hannah Cock, of Hempstead 4th mo. 29th da. 1813. 

Chas. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Phebe Bedell, of 

Hempstead May I, 1813. 

Obadiah Valentine, of Hempstead, to Ruth Watts, of 

Flushing May 6, 1815. 

Geo. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Clarissa Mill, of 

Jerusalem.... Oct. 31, 1818. 

Dr. Jas. Townsend, of Glen Cove, to Ann S. Valen- 
tine, of Glen Cove Nov. 5, 1823. 

Obadiah Valentine, of Hempstead, to Phebe Higby, 

of Jamaica July 6, 1825. 

1 6 Tfu Valentines in America. 

3- -I 

Samuel Valentine, oC Hempstead, to Maria Riker, of 

Jamaica Nov. 2, 1825. 

Robert Valentine, of Hempstead, to Eliza Seaman, of 

Hempstead May 24, 1826. 

Sidney Seaman, of Hempstead, to Phebe W. Valen- 
tine, of Hempstead Nov. 6,1826. 

\Vm. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Marj- Ann Bedell, 

of Hempstead Mar. 12, 1828. 

Joseph \V. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Mary Cock, 

of Hempstead Apr. 10, 1832. 

Geo. Molt, of Hempstead, to Nancy Valentine, of 

Hempstead July 7. '832- 

John T. Valentine, of Westbury, to Elizabeth Mudge, 

of Hempstead nth mo. 27th da. 1834. 

Leonard Valentine, of Westbury, to Caroline Hew- 
lett, of Hempstead Sep. 25, 1835. 

Lewis Flower, of Hempstead, to Elizabeth H. Valen- 
tine, of Hempstead Dec, 23, 1835. 

Wm. A. Valentine, of Flushing, to Frances E. Carll, 

of Jamaica Jan. 3, 1836. 

Jacob C. Valentine, of East Woods (O. B.), to Sarah 

E. ANTiitney, of Hempstead July 17, 1836. 

Wm. Bunting, of New York, to Phebe L. Valentine, 

of Hempstead Oct. 1 1, 1837. 

Wm. H. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Ann Maria 

Oilman, of Flushing Dec 3- !?'37- 

Ephraim Valentine, of Hempstead, to Eliza Cornell, 

of Hempstead Dec. 20, 1837. 

Chas. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Keziah W. Coles, 

of Westbury 5th mo. 1 7th da. 1 838. 

Thos. C. Valentine, of Hempstead, to Phebe Willis, 

of Hempstead Feb. 4, 1840. 

Richard Valentine, Jr., of Hempstead, to Lavinia 

Hopkins, of Hempstead Aug. 18, 1840. 

Samuel C. Hendrickson, of Oyster Bay, to Eliza Val- 
entine, of Flushing Oct. 19, 1841. 

Geo. A. Valentine, of Flushing, to Annie B. Dore- 

mus, of Hempstead Dec. 28, 1842. 

Wobley Horton, of Jericho, to Susan Valentine, of 

Topping Town Mar. I, 1843. 

James W.Valentine, of Flushing, to Sarah Provost, of 

Bushwick Sep. 19, 1843. 


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W'm. E. Valentine, of Flushing, to Phebe E. 


of Flushing 

OcL 16, 1846. 


From Records of Friendi Meiling, 



Manha Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Mar- 

tha Valenline. of Hemp, in Westbur)-. . 

nth mo. 

I7ih da. 1717. 

Mary Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Mar- 

tha Valenline, of Hemp., in Westbury. . 

2nd mo. 

I2ih da. 1 719. 

Phebe Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Mar- 

tha Valentine, of Hemp., in Westbury. . 

gth mo 

29ih da. 1721. 

Elizabeth Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and 

Martha Valentine, of Hemp., in West- 


2nd mo. 

2Slh da. 1724. 

Esther Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Mar- 

tha Valentine, of Hemp., in Westbury.. . 

tst. mo. 

l6th da. 1733. 

Chas. Valentine, son of Valentine, 


in M atinecock 

9th mo. 

30tb da, 1742. 

Daniel, son of Chas. Valentine, in Matine- 


nth mo. 

25th da. 1784. 

Henry Valentine, son of Samuel and Han- 

nah Valentine, in Musquito Cove 

6ih mo. 

4th da. 1813. 

Jane Valentine, dau. of I.ewis and Jane Val- 

entine, in Matinecock 

I. St mo. 

22nd da. 1814. 

Chas. Valentine, son of Jacob and Martha 

Valentine, in N. V 

4th mo. 

15th da. 1815. 

Mary C. Valentine, dau. of David and Han- 

nah Valentine, in Matinecock 

4lh mo. 

6th da. 1816. 

Catherine S. Valentine, dau. of David and 

Hannah Valentine, in Matinecock 

5th mo. 

7th da.1818. 

Lewis Valentine, son of Jacob and Martha 

Valentine, in Musquito Cove 

5th mo. 

1st da. 1S20. 

Daniel Valentine, son of David and Hannah 

Valentine, in Matinecock. 

loth mo. 

22nd da. 1S21. 

Caroline Valenline, dau. of Elwood and 

Mary T.Valentine, in Matinecock.... 

loth mo. 

3l5t da. 1824. 

Ann E., dau. of David and Hannah Valen- 

entine, in M atinecock 


5th mo. 

2nd da. 1625. 

iS '/"//( ]'iih lit tins in Aiiuricd. 

Lewis Valentine. >on of Jacob and Martha 

Valentine, in Musijuilo Cove 12lh mo. 20th da. 1S29. 

Emily N., dau. of Ehiood and Mary T. Val- 

enline. in Mu>i|uito Cove 12lh mo. iSth da. 1832. 

I.clilia Valentine, <lau. of D.tvid and Han- 
nah V.ilcnline, in Matinecock Sth mo. 17th da. 1833. 

Jane K. Valentine, dau. of Jacob and Mar- 
tha Valentine, in Glen Cove 1st mo. 23rd da. 1834. 


from RtOtrJs of St. George's Church, Iltinpslead, L. I. 1 

\\ m. v., son of \Vm. and Rebecca, Feb. II, 1730, at Hempstead. ■ 
Mary v., dau. of Thos. and Eliza- 

btlh Feb. 16, 1783, Oyster Bay. [ 

Mary V., dau. of Sam. and Maiy 

Ann July 5, 1807, Hempstead. 1 

Catherine E., dau. of Sam. and I 

Mary -Xnn Apr. 23, 1S09, N.Hempstead. 1 

Samuel, son of Sam. and Mary | 

Ann Mar.24,1811, 

Sarah .\nn, dau. of Sam. and >Iary 

Mary Ann -\ug. 1,1813, 

Susan, dau. of Sam. and Mary 

Ann July 7, 1816, 

Thos. C, son of Sam. and Mary 

Ann Oct. 28,1818, 

Saml. .\., son of Sam. and Mary 

Ann July 5,1821, 

Louisa A., dau. of Sam. and Deb- 
orah Sept. 23, 1822, Great Neck. 

.\lfred, son of Sam. and Annie... July 9,1826, Hempstead. 
Celia .\., dau. of Thos. and I'hcbe Feb. 10, 1840, 
Sam. \V. son of Thos. and Pbebe. . Feb. 14, 1843, 


From R,(orJs of Friends' Meeting, Westbury, L. I. 

Obadiah Valentine, died in Westbury, 10 mo. 8 da. 1767, art. 77. 
David Valentine, died in Weslbiir)-, 4 mo. 18 da. 1812, .-et. 66. 

The Valentines of Long Island. 


Daniel Valentine, died in Matinecock, 7 mo. 21 da. 1814. 

Charles Valentine, died in \Ve>tbury, 3 mo. 22 da. 1815. 

Lewis Valentine, died in M us. Cove, II ino. 12 da. 1821, .net. I yr. 6 mo. 

Ann Elizal)elh Valentine, dau. of D.-m. and Han., died in Matinecock, 

4 mo. 27 da. 1826, x\.. I yr. 
Silas Valentine, son of Lewis, died 3 mo. II mo. 1831, it. 36. 
Lewis Valentine, son of Chas. and Mary, died in Glen Cove, 2 mo. 

3 da. 1S46, cet. 80 yrs. 10 mo. 
Elizabeth Valentine, dau. of Chas. and Mar)', died in Clen Cove, 12 

mo. 16 da. 1846, a?t. 73. 
Smith Valentine, died in fsearingtown, Nov. 5, 1820, aft. 47. 


(Taken from tombstones in churcti-yards, ccraetenes, &c.) 

rom Laii'renc'f* Family Bitritil Grouiui^ \t"-'fo'i<n^ L. /. 

Richard Valentine died Oct. 29, 1812, aet. 77. 

rhelie Valentine, wife of Richard, dic-d June 12, 1800, x\. 42. 

Philip Valentine died Feb. 29, 1816, xt. 74. 

Maria R. Valentine, wife of Samuel, died Mar. 3, 1828, xl. 32. 

Maria Valentine, dau. of Saml. and Maria R. 

Saml. Augustus Valentine, son of .Saml. and Mary .Ann, died Dec. 12, 

1837, at 18. 
Jane Valentine, relict of Philip, died .\ug. II, 1838, oet. 84. 
Susan Valentine, dau. of Brewster and Eliza .\nn, died June 10, 1839, 

xt 2. 
Alfred Valentine, son of Saml. and Mary .\nn, died Sept. 22, 1843, 

set. 19. 
Thos. Clones Valentine, son of Saml. and Mar)' .Ann, [died Aug. 8, 

1844, set. 27. 

From Episcopal Church Records, yamaica, L. /. 

Elihu Baldwin Valentine, son of Samuel and Mary, died Apr. 16, 

1845. xt. 7. 
Mary Valentine, wife of Jeremiah, died Oct. 14, 1820, act. 56. 
Sarah Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Phel)e, died May 17, 1838, 

xt. 12. 

• From the fact mentioned el-ewhere that one of the Westchester 
Co. Valentines mained a I.3wrence, it is possible that some of the 
above list belonged to that and not the L. L branch. 


TItc ]'alcn tines in America. 

Susan Ann Valentine, dau. of Obadiah and Ruth, died Feb. 8, 1821, 

Mary Valentine, dau. of Thomas and Sarah, died Apr. 27, 1821, set. I. 
Mary Valentine, dau. of Thomas and Sarah, died July 17, 1825, art. 

2 mos. 
Jeremiah Valentine, son of Thomas and Sarah, died Aug. 26, 1834, 

set. 2. 
Obadiah Valentine died May 22, 1842, aet. 54. 
Ruth Valentine, wife of Obadiah, died Mar. 26, 1823, x\. 31. 
William R. Valentine, son of Obadiah and Phebe, died Feb. I, 1837, 

JBt. 3. 
John H. Valentine died Mar. II, 1843, St. 43. 
Martha Valentine, wife of John H., died Oct. 18, 1835, aet. 30. 
Elizabeth Valentine, dau. of John H. and Martha, died Dec. 29, 1833, 

aet. 3 mos. 

From St, C forge s Chunk Records, Hfmpstead^ Z. /. 

Sarah Valentine, wife of Jacob, died Mar. 30, 1818, act. 37. 

William Valentine, son of Jacob and Sarah, died Aug. 7, 1806, aet. I. 

Townsend Valentine, son of Jacob and Sarah, died Feb. 17, 1816, 

aet. I. 
Carman Valentine, son of Jacob and Sarah, died May 5, 1816, act. 3. 
Sarah Valentine, dau. of Jacob and Sarah, died July 4, 1817, aet. 4 mos. 
Samuel Valentine, son of Samuel and Mary Ann, died Feb. 26, 1812, 

aet I. 

The following valuable article was kindly furnished 
by that enthusiastic genealogist, Jacob T. Bowne, Esq., 
of Glen Cove, L. I. It is lacking only in the matter 
of dates. 

No. I, Generation I. — David Valentine, of Hempstead, I.. I., was bom 
in May, l68g, and married, about 1716, Charity, daughter of N«- 
than and Rachel Coles, of MusVctfi-cove (now Ghn Core, L. I.). 
Charity was born Sept. I, 1695. Shortly after marriage he must 
have removed to Glen Cove to live, as on the illh of March, 
1719-20, he bought of his father-in-law property described as fol- 
lows : " All that certain messuage or homestead where I ye said 
Nathan Coles now dwcllelh in Musketo-cove," &c., paying therefor 
/^500. This place has never passed out of the family, being now 

The Vattutincs of Long Island. 


in possession of I he daughters of the late Ellwood Valentine. 
The will of David bears date Oct. 6, 1743. In it he mentions 
"daughter Sarah when she shall be 21," his wife Charity, and son 
Jacob ; also granddaughter " Phebe Coles;" They had one son 
and four daughters, viz : 

2. Charity, born Apr. 30, 1 71 7. 

3. Jacob, bom Dec. 22, 1718 — married, jsl, Mary Coles ; 

2nd, Linda Deal. 

4. Mary, bom July 17, 1721. 

5. Sarah, bom Oct. II, 1725. 

6. Phcbe, bom Apr. 4, 1 735. 

(One of these daughters married Joseph Coles, whose daughter 
was Phehe, spoken of above.) 
No. 3, (Icneration II. — Jacob Valentine, son of David, was bom Dec. 
22, 1718, and married, 1st, Mary Coles; 2nd, Linda Deal. Chil- 
dren of 1st marriage were : 

7. Charles, married Mary Frost.* 

8. David, married Hannah Townsend. 

9. Susanna, married Thomas Udall.* 

No. 7, Generation HI. — Charles Valentine, son of Jacob*, was bom 
Sept. 30, 1742, and married, in 1762, Mary, daughter of Jacob 
Frost. After marriage he removed to his falher-in-law's place at 
Matinecock, now occupied by Mrs. Catherine Lewis, a descendant. 
Issue : 

10. Jacob, married, 1st, Phebe Sjtns ; 2nd, Elizabeth A. 


11. Lewis, married, 1st. Jane RuNhmore ; 2nd, Jane Post. 

12. Elizabeth, died unmarried. 

13. Letitia, married William Willels. 

14. David, married Hannah Cock. 

15. Theodosia. married Isaac Downing. 

16. Frost, married Elizabeth Rodman.. 

17. David, married Jemima Underbill. 

18. Isaac, married Mary Parent. 

No. 8, Generation III. — r)avid Valentine, son of Jacob', ^as bom 
Sept. 27, 1745, and married Hannah Townsend. Issue: 

19. Susan, died unmarried. 

20. Sarah, died unmarried. 

21. George, married Mary Frost. 

* Index to N. V. Marriage Bonds — O'Callaghan. 


Tlw 1 'iiltutincs in A vicrica. 

22. Elhvood, married ^^ary Post. 

23. Charlo. married Catherine Adee. 

24. To«n-cnd. died unmarried. 

10, Gener.alion IV. — l.uob Valentine (sometime-, known as " Capt. 
lacul) Valentine"). s,>ii of Charles', was horn Jan. 29, \^fv) ; mar- 
rie<l. I-t, I'hehe Syms ; 2nd, EIizal>eth Eyre. 

CliHJ of Vahnlitu and Lines. 
25. Mar)', married Richard Talcott. 

ChilJnn of I ',ihnti}ii- and Eyoe. 

lU. Renjamin, married Elizabeth Pope. 

27. Beulah, married, 1st, Dr. .Samuel Enilin ; 2nd, Joseph 

2S. William, married Marian Bedell. (This was the well- 
known " Dr. Valentine.") 

2Q. Barclay. (See Genealogy on another page.) 

30. Mortimer. 

31. Eliza. 

No. II, Generation IV. — Lewis Valentine, son of Ch.irles', married, 
I-l, Jane ku^hmore ; 2nd, Jane Post. 

ChiJJn-n of VaUntitK a'ui Rushmort. 

32. Jacob, married Martha Titus. 

33. Isaac, married Freelove Craft. 

34. Stephen, married Ann Titus. 

35. William, died young. 

36. Silas, died unmarried. 

Children of Valentine and Post. 

37. Townsend, married Ann Titus. 

. 38. Johr. T., married Elizabeth Mudge. 

39. George, married Hannah Willets. 

40. Jane, unmarried. 

No. 13. Generation IV. — Lclitia Valentine, daughter of Charles', mar- 
ried William Willets. Issue . 

41. Jo-e]ih, married, 1st I'hebe Smith ; 2nd, Jane Far- 


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42. Jacob, married Underbill. 

43. Charles. 

44. Valentine, married Jane Rushmore. 

45. Mary, married Gidei'n Frost. 

. 14, (jeneralion IV. — David Valentine, son of Chas.', married Han- 
nah, daughter of Daniel Cock. Issue : 
4O. Henry, married Annie Willis, 

47. Mary, married Ixttt Cornelius. 

48. Catherine, married Isaac B. Lewis. 

49. Daniel, unmarried. 

50. Elizabeth, married John Lewis, 

51. Letitia. 

52. Edward, married Mary .\. Kickback. 

14, (Icneration IV. — Theodosia Valentine, daughter of Chas.'. 
married Isaac Downing. Issue: 

53. Phehe, unmarried, 

54. Silas, married Elizalwth Boyd. 

55. Letitia, married William Willis. 

56. Benjamin, died young. 

17, (ieneralion I\'. ^Daniel Valentine, son of Charles', married 
Jemima Underbill. Issue: 

57. Joseph, married Mary Cock. • 

22, General'on IV. — Ellwood Valentine, son of DaWd", married 
-Mary Post. Issue : 

58. Caroline, married James Titus. 
5g. Susan, 

60. Emily. 

23, Generation IV.— Charles Valentine, son of David', married 
Mary Post. Issue : 

61. DaN-id A. 

62. Charles. 

32, Generation V. — Jacob Valentine, son of Lewis", married 
Martha, daughter of Samuel and .M)igail Titus. Issue: 

63. Charles, married Kezia \V. Coles, 

64. Mary T., died young. 

65. Lewis, died young. 

66. Mary, married William Willets. 

67. -\nn, died young. 

68. Lewis, married .\nna C. Thorne. 

69. Jane R. 

33, Generation V. — ^Is.aac Valentine, son of Lewis", married Free- 
love, daughter of Stephen and .\bbyCraft. Issue: 






Tlu Valentines in America. 

70. Joseph, married Elizabeth Coles. Issue ; Jennie and j 



34, Generation V. — Stephen Valentine, son of Lewis", 


Ann Titus. Issue; 

71. Samuel, married .\nn Kirk. 

72. E!izal>eth, married Jeremiah Winlringham. 

73. Martha, married Henry Griffen. 

74. Sarah .\., married Charles Griffen. 


37, Generation V. — Townsend Valentine, son of Lewis" 
Ann Titus. Issue; 

75. Cornelia, married Marshal Frost. 

76. Silas. 

77. Emma, married Benjamin BritL 



38, Generation V. — John T. Valentine, son of Lewis", 
Elizabeth Mudge. Issue : 

78. \Vm. M., married Emily Post. 

79. Hannah E. 
So. Ellwood. 



Si. Mary J. 
39, Generation V.— George Valentine, son of Lewis," 
Hannah Willets. Issne : 



82.. Jacob D. 
46, Generation V. — Henry Valentine, son of David'*, 
Anna Willis. Issue: 

83. Sener. 

S4. Napoleon B. 

85. Catherine, married Clinton More. 

86. Matilda. 

87. Isaac. 

88. Joseph. 

89. Wm. E. 

90. Anne, 
gi. David H. 
92. Ruske. 



93. Mary. 

47, tiencration V. — Mary Valentine, dau. of David", 
Lolt Cornelius. Issue : 

94. Valentine M. 

95. Amanda, married Jar\-is Underbill. 



48, Generation V. — Catherine Valentine, dau. of David", 
Isaac B. Lewis. Issue ; 

96. Mary Anna, married Daniel VaiL 



Ro^LVN. L. I. 

The I 'ohiitiiii-s of Long Island. 


No. 50, Generation V. — Eli/alictli Valcnline, ilau. of Daviil", niarritd 
lohn Lewis. Is-ue: 

97. Jo-cpliine, married. 

98. Kaac B. 

99. John. 
100. Frank. 

No. 52, (feneration V. — Edward Valentine, -on of David'-", married 
Marj- .\. Rickbatk. Issue • 
loi. William. 
No. 54, (".eneration V. — Silas Downing, son of David", married 
Elizabeth Hoyd. Issue : 

I02. Matilda, died young. 
loS. William, died young. 

104. Cornelia, married E. H. Thome. 

105. Alfred. 

106. Isaac 

107. Mary .\nna, married James Harrold. 
loS. Elizabeth, died young. 

No. 58, Generation \'. — Caroline \'alentine, dau. of Ellwood*^. mar- 
ried James Titus. Issue ; 

109. Edward P. 

110. Henry. 
:il. Ellwood. 
112. Mary. 
llS. Caroline. 

114. Emily. 

No. 63, Generation VI. — Charles Valentine, son of Jacob", married 
Keziah, dau. of Thos. and .\melia Coles. Issue: 

115. '. hos. E. married Maria E. Kenedy. Issue; John H. 

116. Jacob L. 

Xo. 66, Generation VI. — Mary Valentine, dau. of Jacob'*, married 
Wm. Willets. Issue : 

117. .\nna, married Fred, E. Willets. 

IIw. Martha V., married Sidney B. Bowne. 

119. Jennie R. 

120. Tillie W. 

Xo. 71, Generation W. — Samuel Valentine, son of Stephen*^, married 
dau. of Danl. and Mary Kirk. Issue; 

121. Mary Anna. 

122. Louise. 

123. Stephen. 


The I 'alciitincs in A iiicrica. 

124. Richard. 

125. Florence. 

126. Daniel. 

127. Ella. 
12S. Hannah. 

Xo. 72, Generation VI. — Elizab-th \alenline, ilau. of Stephen", mar- 
ried Jeremiah Wintringham. Is..ue: 

129. Louise. 

130. Valentine. 

131. Clement. 

132. Helen. 

Xo. 73. Generation VI. — Maiiha Valentine, dau. of Stephen'*, mar- 
ried Henr)' Griflen. Usue : 

133. Hannah, married Daniel Willets. , 

134. Elizaljeth. 

Xn. 74, Generation VI. — Sarah .\., dau. of Stephen^, married Chas. 
Griflen, Issue: 

135. Ann T. U. 
1S6. Henry E. 
137. Edith C. 

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THE following article, furnished by John J. 
X'alentine, Esq., of Brooklyn, speaks for 
itself: — 
Thomas and Robert Valentine were brothers, and 
resided upon the eld farm of their father, near West 
Hills, in the town of Oj'Ster Bay. This farm* was 
divided between them, and was supposed to contain 
about 1,000 acres. Thomas married Elizabeth Hew- 
lett,! and resided upon his part of the farm ; but of 
Robert's subsequent residence, and of his descendants, 
we know nothing. Of Robert's farm, there is a tradi- 
tion that a brook ran through it, which emptied into 
Cold Spring mill-pond, and which was never either 
frozen over, or dry. 

Thomas and Elizabeth (Hewlett) Valentine had ten 
children, their four sons being, Obadiah, Absalom, 
Hewlett and Jeremiah. Hewlett was never married, 
and was supposed to have been lost at sea. The 
daughters, six in number, were, Elizabeth, who mar- 

* This Valentine farm is now owned by Benjamin Brush ; and I am 
informed that there is an old burying ground upon it, in which the 
remains of some of our forefathers are deposited. It was once owned 
and occupied by Hewlett, father of James W. Valentine, now of 

t Captain Charles Hewlett, of Revolutionary War notoriety, was a 
brother of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Valentine, and resided near 
the Jericho Turnpike. 


The Valentines in America. 

ried Benjamin Waters, of West Hills, near the village 
of Cold Spring, in the town of Oyster Bay; Hannah, 
who married Daniel Travis, of West Hills, who after- 
ward removed to Manctto Hill; Ruth, who married 
William Weeks, commonly called " Penn ;" Mary, who 
married Gerrit Suydani, of East Woods (now Syosset); 
Sarah, wlio married Gerrit \'an Nostrand, also of 
East Woods; Martha, who married Samuel Wright, of 
Near Rockaway. 

Obadiah \'alentine married Rachel Waters. We 
know of their having had two children — a daughter, 
who married Samuel Waters— and Hewlett, who 

married Hendrickson, and was the father of 

James W. Valentine, now of Greenpoint. Hewlett 
was at one time the owner of the old V^alentine farm. 
With the name of Absalom's wife we are unacquainted, 
but they had at least five children, three sons, viz : 
Jackson and Richard, who were both married, and 
Abram, who is still unmarried. 

Jeremiah Valentine, my grandfather, son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth Hewlett as aforesaid, was born June 21, 
1762, married Mary \'an Velsur May 28, 17S4, and died 
June 15, 1850, in the 88th year of his age. They had 
eight children, viz : Obadiah, born October 6, 1787, 
(lied May 22, 1842; James, born February 6, 1790, died 
June, 1865; Samuel, born August 30, 1792, died Jan- 
uary, 1865 ; Thomas (my father), born Augusfi, 1794, 
died in Williamsburgh December i, 1S72 (see obituary 
on another page); John Hewlett, born Octobers, 
iSoo, died March 11, 1843. Their daughters, Mary 
Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel, all died unmarried. 

Obadiah, son of Jeremiah, married Ruth Waters, 
and they had two children — Jeremiah, now living at 
Richmond Hill, L. I., and George W., now deceased. 
Obadiah's second wife was Pha'be Higbie, by whom 

The Valentines of Long Island. 

lie had Sarah Jane, Rachel Ann and Henrj- — all now 
deceased, except Rachel Ann, wlio married John 
Speidling, and is now a widow. Jeremiah, son of 
Obadiah, married Sarah Vanderverg, and tliey had 
four children — Ruth Emma, John Hewlett, George 
and Alonzo J. George AV., son of Obadiah, married 
Ann Doremus, and they had one child, Obadiah. 

James, second son of Jeremiah and Mary Valentine, 
married Ruth Waters, and had five children — three 
sons, Benjamin, James and Jeremiah; and two daugh- 
ters, Mary Elizabeth, who married David Bergen, of 
Jamaica, and Harriet Adelia, who married John Gracy, 
also of Jamaica. Of the above, Benjamin married 
Phoebe \'anderwater, by whom lie .id Rozine L., 
wjio married William Lockwood, Jarnes and Sarah 

James, second son of James and Ruth Valentine, 
married Louisa J. Piatt, and they had three children — 
Eliza Ann, Benjamin P. and Louisa J., now residents 
of Rocky Hill, L. L 

Jeremiah, son of Obadiah, married, ist, Phcebe Ann 
Cox; 2nd, Jane P. Cornell. They had two children 
— Charles B. and William C, who now reside at 

Samuel, third son of Jeremiah and Mafy Valentine, 
married, ist, Maria Riker; 2nd, Mary Mott. They 
had four sons and three daughters, of whom Martha 
H., Mary A. and Frederick E., together with their 
widowed mother, now reside at Plainfield, N. J. 
Three of their children died voung or unmarried. 
George Samuel, their eldest son. married Marv Cole, 
and they had three children — Mar)-, Helen C. and 
Harry Sedgwick, who reside in Brooklyn. 

Thomas, fourth son of Jeremiah, married April i, 
1819, to Sarah, daughter of Daniel Brooks, of New 

York. They had seven children, three of whom died 
in infancy, the survivors being Sarah J., Thomas, 
Elizabeth H. and John J. Sarah J. married George 
Vanderverg, Jr., of Jamaica, and, after his decease, 
married John M. Stearns, Esq., of Williamsburgh, 
where they now reside; Thomas, Jr., living in Flush- 
ing, married Cornelia E. Cornell, and they have seven 
children, viz: Sarah Elizabeth (who married John R. 
Wright), John Hewlett, Charles W., Emma R , Cor- 
nelia C, Thomas, Jr., and Lincoln. John J., second 
surviving son of Thomas and Sarah Valentine, mar- 
ried Eliza F. Hobby, and they have two children — 
Edith Alice and Frank Clifford — all residing at 

John Hewlett, fifth son of Jeremiah and Mary 
Valentine, married Martha H. Denton. They left one 
surviving daughter, Mary R., who married Charles A. 
Roe, of Flushing. 

Absalom married Susan Bumstead; they had eleven 
children ; seven sons — Thomas, Daniel, Woodward, 
Abram, Lewis, Jackson and Richard ; and four daugh- 
ters — Abbie, Beckie, Hannah and Zeruiah. Abram 
and Hannah reside at Norwich, L. I. Robert (the 
brother of Thomas), married a Miss Bunce, from the 
east end of Long Island. They had seven children ; 
two sons — Isaac and Israel ; and five daughters — 
Peggy, Betsy, Jennie, Rhoda and Hannah. Isaac 
lived on the old homestead, and married Greechie 

Van Velsor. Israel married , and they had five 

children; three sons — Uriah, Absalom and Zebulon; 
and two daughters — Sally and Hannah. 

This information was furnished me by Mrs. James 
Valentine, widow, who resides with her daughter, Mrs. 
John Gracy, of Jamaica, L. I. She is now jn her 

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eighty-third year, and her recollection of events that 
occurred in her j-outhfiil days is remarkable, as I find 
■her memory, from personal research, to be an index 
of historical facts. Her mother was Elizabeth (the 
daughter of Thomas Valentine, of Woodbur)-), and 
she married a Benjamin Waters, of West Hills. Ruth, 
the subject of this sketch, married James Valentine, 
the son of Jeremiah, who was the son of Thomas. 
Xow Ruth, being the daughter of Elizabeth, who 
was the daughter of Thomas, was thus doubly re- 
lated to the Long Island Valentine family. She was 
granddaughter to Thomas Valentine, niece to Jere- 
miah Valentine, her father-in-law, and cousin to her 

The following genealogy was furnished by B. E. 
Valentine, Esq., a rising voung lawyer, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

' David Valentine 

born al Mosquito Cove, L. I., May, 1C89. 

Married April, 1716. 

Children : 

Charity Valentine, bom Apr. 30, 1717. 

' Jacob " " Dec. 22, 1718. 

Mary " " July 17, 1721. 

Sarah " " Oct. 11,1725. 

' Jacob Valentine and Mary Coles, 

Married Jan. I, 1740. 

Children : 

Mary Valentine, bom 

'Charles " " Sept. 20, 1742. 

Da\id •' " Sept. 27, 1745. 

Susannah " married Thos. Udall. 

' Charles Valentine and Mary Frost, 
Married at Matinecoclc 

Charity Carpenter, 
bora Sept. 1695. 

32 The Valentines in America. 


i « Jacob Val 


born Jan. 29. 1763. 




Apr. 1765. 




Oct. 8, 1767. 




Oct. 10,1769. 




Oct. 19,1773- 




Apr. 27,1776. 



June 8, 177S. 

i Isaac 



Dec. 17, 1780. 




Apr. 28, 1783. 




Nov. 26, 1785. 

* Jacob Valentine and Phoebe Syms. 

Married at Westbury, L. I. 

Children : 

Mar)- Valentine, married Richard Talcott. 

William " 

' Jacob V.Tlentine married his second wife, Elizabeth .\nn Eyre, 

of Philadelphia, June 4, 1799. 

Children : 

Beulah S. Valentine, bo.'n May 11,1800. 

' Benjamin E. " " May 28, 1801. 

William " " Oct. 20, 1802. 

Elliott '• " Mar. 17, 1804. 

Harriet E. " " June 30, 1806. 

Elizabeth K. " •' Feb. 14, 1808, 

Jane " " Feb. 9, 1810. 

Charles M. " " Oct. 16. 1811. 

Robert B. " " July 21,1815. 

* Benjamin E. Valentine, first wife, Ann Humphrey Cresson, 
Married at Friends* Meeting-house, Philadelphia, Apr. I,'l824. 

Children : 
James C.Valentine, bom Feb. 1,1825 — died July, 1847. 
Jacob " " Oct. 9, 1826, 

Lewis " " May 10, 1828 — died same day. 

* Benjamin E. Valentine married his second wife, Elizabeth 

Rhoads, of Philadelphia, Sept. 20, 1832. 
Children : 
.\nna C. Valentine, born June 29, 1833. 
Samuel R. " •' June 4, 1835. 


WILLI AM^m Klill, L. >• 

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Emien Valentine, born Jan. g, 1838 — died May 5, 1843. 

Elizabeth R. " died Aug. 8, 1843. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Rhoads Valentine died May II, 1848. 
' Benjamin E. Valentine married his third wife, Elizabeth 
H. Hope, of Salem, Mass., June 27, 1844. 
Children : 
Margaret P. Valentine, bom Apr. 12, 1845. 
• Benjamin Eyre " " Mar. 5, 1847. 

• Benjamin Eyre Valentine married Marie Antoinette Storrs, 
of Brooklyn, Nov. 6, 1872. 

34 The I'll /iitti III s in Aiinrict. 



James, and grandson of Obadiah (a brother of 
Jeremiah and Absalom), frequently mentioned 
elsewhere in tliis work, was born in Woodbury, L. I., 
May 8, 1813. While he was yet quite young, his 
father purchased a farm in the township of Flushing, 
about four miles from Jamaica, and removed his 
family (consisting of five sons and one daugliter, 
thither. Both parents and children were bred in the 
Episcopal faith, but all of these spbsequently united 
with the Baptist Church, in which faith those of the 
family living yet remain. From the age of fifteen to 
twenty-five he lived in New York city, but where he 
received his theological training, and when and where 
he was ordained, I cannot slate. He has, however, 
been an acceptable and fairly successful Baptist 
preacher for over twenty-five years, having served as 
Pastor of the following churches, viz : — Weedsport, 
four years; West Henrietta, four years; Pawlings. five 
years; Patterson, eight years; besides shorter terms 
in other places. He has three sons (two in New York 
city and one in Memphis, Tenn.) — and two daughters. 
He has no charge at present, but often supplies 
churches in the neighborhood — his present residence 
being Monsej-, Rockland county, N. Y. So far as I 
can learu, lie bears a good reputation in all tlie places 
where he has labored. 

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Of all the Long Island branch of Valentines, no 
one has been more extensively known through the 
countr)- than William Valenmne, or, as he was gen- 
erally called, "Dr. X'alentine, the J/ umorist," whose 
likeness is given on another page. He was born 
in the city of New York in 1S02, and was the son 
of Jacob, and grandson of Charles Valentine, whose 
names are elsewhere mentioned in this history. His 
mother was Elizabeth Eyre, who belonged to a ver)- 
respectable family in Philadelphia; and it was prob- 
ably through this marriage, and acquaintances conse- 
quent upon it, that some of the present Valentines of 
that city are descendants of this branch. He was 
educated in New York, studied medicine under the 
celebrated Dr. Cheeseman of that city, and finally 
graduated at New York Medical College. He married 
Marian, daughter of John Bedell, of Hempstead, but 
this connection did not prove a happy one in all re- 
spects, and they had no issue. He gave humorous 
lectures through the country for many years, and, as a 
delineator of character and scenes, he had few supe- 
riors. He also practiced ventriloquism to some ex- 
tent, and was an excellent performer on the flute. He 
published one or two books of a humorous character, 
which had a considerable sale. His death occurred in 
New York in 1865. 

Hon. James J. M. Valentine was born in New 
York March 6, 1807. He studied law with Hon. Caleb 
S. Woodhull, of New York (who afterwards became 
Mayor of that city), and finally entered into partner- 
ship with him. He was one of the Sachems of the 
Tammany Society, was a supporter of that party in 
the da3-s of its purity, and was elected to represent 
that city in the Legislature of m>jS- '^^ married 

36 The Valentines in America. 

in iS;?i, and she died in 1835. He died December 10, 
1845, leaving two daugiiters — Leonora and Sarah J. 

William M. Valentine, the next younger brother 
ol tljc above, a likeness of whose genial, smiling face is 
seen on page, was bo. n in New York, Jan- 
uary 20, 1S09, and is now a prosperous and successful 
merchant in the village of Roslyn, L. I. From a 
Record in his Family Bible, I find these brothers were 
grandsons of William V'alentine, who was a son of 
Jacob, who was a son of Obadiah, but of which one of 
that numerous name, I am unable to state, as no date 
is given of either Jacob or his father. William was 
born November 14, 1741, and married Phebc Smith 
April II, 1764. No record of the death of either 
is given. They had seven children, as follows: — 

No record of either 
marriage or death. 

William, son of the last named, and father of Wil- 
liam M., was born September 8, i78i,and died No- 
vember 23. 1863. He married Pliebe Myers, of New 
York, February 27, 1806. Their issue was as follows: 

James J. M., bom Mar. 6, 1S07— died in New York, Dec. 10, 1845. 

William M., •■ Jan. 20, 1S09— yet living at Roslyn, L. I. 

Otjadiah \V., " Jan. 13, 1811— died July 17. 1854. 

Henry, '• Feb. 25, 1813— ilied July 3,1813. 

Ann Eliza. " Oct. 13, 1S14— died Oct. 25, 1865. 

Myers, " Dec. 26, 1818. 

Eugene, " .Apr. 23, 1S21— died Mar. 24, 1853. 

Charles A., " Nov. 30, 1825— died July 13,1826, 

None of the above deceased left any male issue. 


bom Mar. 

«3. 1765- 1 


" Aug. 



" Sept. 

8. 1769. 


" Apr. 



" May 



•• July 



'• Sept. 

3. 1779- J 

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William M. Valentine lias one son, James E., born 
November 7, 1837, who has two sons, one an infant of 
a lew months; the other, William M., aged four years. 
Myers, above named, has two sons — Theodore P., born 
January 19, 1S44 (lately married), and Eugene, born 
August 24, 1853. 

[Note. — If the Obadiah Valenline, mentioned at the commence- 
ment of the above Record, was, as I suppose, a son of Richari>, 
the first Long Island Valentine, then this is the most perfect and 
direct lineage I have found among this branch of the name.] 

Robert Barclay Valentixe, now the well known 
Insurance .\gent, 120 Broadway, New York, was born 
in New York, July 21, 1S15. He was the son of Jacob 
Valentine, of New York, b}- his wife, Elizabeth Ann, 
daughter of Colonel Benjamin George Eyre, of Phila- 
delphia, who was born June i, 1747, died July 11, 
1789, and was buried in Christ church-yard. Arch- 
street, Philadelphia, by his second wife, Mary, daughter 
of Thomas Cheeseman, of New York, born January 
30, 1773. She was born Ma)- 22, 1756, married in her 
sixteenth year, and died while on a visit to Glen Cove, 
September ^7, iSoi. She was a descendant of Thomas 
Cheeseman, of Sonursetshire, England, who was at- 
tached to the British service, and came to New York 
in 1664. Mary Cheeseman was sister of Captain 
Jacob Cheeeman, of the New York troops, who was 
killed, with General Richard Montgomery, at the 
storming of Quebec, December 31, 1775, aged 29. 
Colonel Benjamin George Eyre, son of General 
Eyre 3rd, of Nottinghamshire, born November 17, 
1700, came to America in 1 727, and settled at Burling- 
ton, N.J. His wife was Mary Smith, of that town. 
George 3rd was son of George 2nd, burn December 
19, 1693, by his wife, Sarah ist, married May i, 1604. 

George Eyre ist, born 1630 or 1636, died 1708, 
March 16, aged 78, by his wife, Elizabeth ist, who died 
January 14, 1673. He was a descendant of the Eyre 
family, of Rampton, county of Nottinghamshire, 
from William Lee Eyr, of Hope, Derby countv, who 
lived during the reign of Henry HI. of England. 
Robert B. X'alentine married Maria Owen, daughter 
of Edward Parry. Esq., of Philadelphia, a native of 
Wales. She Avas born at Portsmouth, X. H., and on 
the mother's side was a lineal descendant of Governor 

Children of Robert B. .ind .Maria P. Valentine are; 
Louisa Eyre. 
Robert B., Jr. — Rt idence, .\t!artic .Avenue, Brooklyn. 

Of all the notable descendants of Richard Val- 
entine, none are more worthy of a place in this 
record than the two distinguished physicians, a sketch 
of whom is here g^ven : — 

V.\LENTINE, M. D. (Universit)' of Phila- 
delphia, 1792), physician, the fourth son of Samuel, 
who married Martha, daughter of Obadiah Valentine, 
and who was a lineal descendant of Captain John 
Seaman, who settled at Hcm])stead, 1640, was born in 
North Hempstead, L. I., April 2, 1770, and died in 
New York, July 3, 1817. He studied medicine with 
Dr. Romayne, and was a surgeon of the New York 
Hospital from 1796 to his death. He was conspicuous 
in the introduction of vaccination in New York. He 
published an "Inaugural Address on Opium," Phila- 
delphia, 1792; "Waters of Saratoga," 1793; "Mid- 
wife's Monitor," iSoo; "On Vaccination," 1S16, and a 

Dr. Seaman married the second daughter of John 

Ferris, ol U'estcliester. Like his father, lie adhered 
throiigii life to the Society of Friends. 

Valentine Mott, M. D. (Columbia College, 1806), 
LL. D., surgeon, was born in Glen Cove, L. I., Au- 
gust 20, 17S5, and died in New Vork, April 26, 1865. 
His father, Henry Mott, a distinguished physician of 
New Vork, died in 1840, xt. S3. He was a descendant 
of Adam Mott, who settled in HeinjDstead in 1665, and 
whose grandson, William, married Elizabeth Valen- 
tine. Moreover, Dr. Molt, senior, married a daughter 
of Samuel Way, who married Estiier Valentine, so 
that Dr. Valentine Mott had two ancestors who were 
\'alentines, and hence his Christian name. 

After leaving college. Dr. Mott continued his studies 
in London and Edinburgh, and, on his return to 
America in 1S09, he was appointed to tlie Chair of 
Surgery in Columbia College, which position he also 
subsequently filled in the College of Physicians and 
Surgeons until 1S26, and from that year till 1830, in 
the Rutgers Medical College, as Professor of Surgery 
and Relative .\natomy, of which latter science he was 
the founder. 

In 1S18, Dr. Mott placed a ligature around the 
brachio-cephalic trunk, only two inches from the 
heart, for aneurism of the right subclavian artery — an 
operation which the patient survived twentj--six days. 
He also exsected the entire right clavicle for malig- 
nant disease of the bone, applying forty ligatures — the 
most dangerous an<i difficult operation, as he himself 
asserted, that can be performed upon the human body. 
He was also the first to tic the primitive iliac arterj' 
for aneurism, and the first who removed the lo^-er jaw 
for necrosis. In short, as Sir .\stley Cooper justly 
says, '■ Dr. Mott has performed more of the great 

40 The Valentines in Avterica. 

operalions than any man living, or that ever did live." 
In 1S55, he traveled extensively through England, the 
Continent, and the East. He published " Traicls in 
Europe and the East ; " translations of " Vclpeaus Opera- 
tive Surgery " (4 vols.) ; " Anniversary Discourse " before 
the Graduates of tlie New York University, i860; 
" Jfott's C/i/iit/ues," and " Transactions of the New York 
Aeaiicmy of Medicine." In acknowledgment of his high 
character and great services, he received many honors 
from learned societies, both in Europe and America. 

Thomas Valentine was born August 1, 1794, at 
East Woods (now Woodbury), Queens county, L. I. 
In 1S02, his fatlier purchased a farm containing one 
hundred and thirty acres, situated on tlie road leading 
from Jamaica to Black Stump, and distant about two 
and a half miles from the former place. To this 
property he removed, and continued to reside there 
until about the year 1811, when he purchased three 
hundred acres situated near Rocky Hill, about one 
mile from the head of Little Neck Bay, in the town- 
ship of Flushing, being distant from the latter place 
about four and a half miles. Upon this place he re- 
sided until his demise, which occurred in 1850, in his 
eighty-eighth year. A portion of the farm is now the 
property of one of his grandchildren, who resides 
upon it, continues the occupation of his grandfather, 
and, like him, is educating his family to the require- 
ments of an agricultural life. Thomas remained at 
home with his parents until he attained his tenth year, 
when he went to live with his grandfather, Gerrett 
Van Velsor, a weaver by occupation, residing at Cold 
Spring, Suffolk county. Here he acquired the art of 
weaving — a trade which it was almost absolutely neces- 
sary for one member of a family to possess, as most 


Loiit; Island Xotablcs. 


persons at this time were clotiied in garments cut 
from fiomespun — a name applied to all cloths manu- 
factured within the family circle. At this date, the in- 
genuity of our American inventors was in its infancy, 
and the manufacture of cloths by machinery impelled 
by water or steam power, tlien unknown. After 
gaining proficiency in the art of weaving, he returned 
to his father's house, assisted in cultivating the farm, 
and resided with his parents until he attained his 
twenty-fourth year. During the war of 181 3, when in 
his twentj--first year, he, together with his three older 
brotliers, Obadiah, James and Samuel, was enrolled 
in the militia of Queens county, under Captains Van 
Wyck and Areson, and assigned to duty at Fort 
Green, which they assisted at entrenching and fortify- 
ing, but were not called upon for more active duty, 
and were mustered out of service in the spring of 
1815. In his twenty-fourth year he married Sarah 
Brooks, daughter of Daniel Brooks, who then resided 
near Cookey Hill (now Whitestone, L. I.), but for- 
merly of New York city, a master mason by occupa- 
tion, but who had acquired a competency, and retired 
from active business. About the time of his marriage 
his father-in-law removed to New York city, and 
Thomas took control of and cultivated the farm, re- 
ceiving in payment for services a share in the profits 
derived from its cultivation. Here lie remained one 
year; but farming not being especiallv suited to his 
tastes, and being in those days an occupation requiring 
much toil for little profit, he concluded to relinquish 
the calling of his ancestors, and embark in mercan- 
tile pursuits. Borrowing from his father a small sum 
as capital, he, in 1S20, removed to New York, hired 
from his fathur-in-law a small store on the corner of 
Suffolk and Dclancy streets, and commenced his mer- 

42 The Vale III iitis in Ameriea. 

oinlile career in the retail grocery business. Possess- 
ing that very essential requirement, good judgment, 
being prvident in his expenditures and attentive to 
business, he succeeded in his enterprize, and at the ex- 
piration of one year paid off Iiis borrowed capital, and 
had still remaining his stock in store. As his means 
increased he gradually enlarged his business, until he 
finally was in a position to bu)- and handle large lines 
(jf goods, and would occasionally purchase an entire 
shipment of produce or other stock in which he dealt. 
At the expiration of two years he had accumulated 
sufficient funds to purchase a store and lot on the 
corner of Delancy and Cannon streets, to which he 
removed, and in which he continued his business for 
the space of five years, when he again removed to a 
new store which he had erected on the corner of Lewis 
and Rivington streets. After conducting a successful 
business for twenty years, he deemed it advisable to 
dispose of his stock in trade and retire from business. 
He resided in the Eleventh and Thirteenth wards for 
twenty-two years; took an active interest in the pol- 
itics of the day ; was an ardent admirer of Henry 
Clay, and a strong Whig. The two wards mentioned 
above were overwhelmingly Democratic — so much so 
that it was exceedingly difficult for the Whig party to 
obtain suitable persons willing to accept their nomina- 
tions for local offices, as it was an empty honor, and 
equivalent to a defeat. Mr. Valentine upon two occa- 
sions — once in each ward — allowed his name to be 
used as a candidate for Alderman, net expecting to 
be elected, but for the purpose of keeping up and 
strengthening his party organizations in these wards. 
During the year 1S43, in his fiftieth year, at the re- 
quest of his father, who was now far advanced in 
j'ears, and unable to attend to the cultivation of his 

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land, lie returned to and occupied a portion of the old 
farm, where his earlier days had been spent. For a 
time he assumed the entire control of the farm, which 
for some years ])revious had been conducted by his 
younger brother, John, now recently deceased, and 
whose place, at the urgent solicitation of his aged 
father, he had returned to occupy. After a short in- 
terval his older brother, Samuel, who had also been 
engaged in the grocery business in New York, re- 
moved to the old homestead, and relieved Thomas of 
the cultivation of about one-half of the farm. At the 
demise of their father the farm was inherited by them, 
subject, however, to bequests made to other heirs. 
While residing here Mr. Valentine was actively en- 
gaged in all local improvements that would tend to 
advance the interest of the township or county in 
which he resided. Here also he continued his alle- 
giance to the Whig party, and was a prominent mem- 
ber in all its organizations and councils; and although 
his township and county were Democratic, he was suc- 
cessful in his election to all offices for which he was a 
candidate. During a residence here of nine years he 
served for at least two terms each in the capacity of 
School Trustee, Highway Master, Justice of the Peace; 
and was also twice elected Associate Judge of the 
county. He was actively engaged in the incorporation 
and construction of the Flushing and Bay Side Plank 
Road Company, and was elected President of that 

After a residence of nearlj- a quarter of a century 
in one of the world's busiest thoroughfares, the 
change from the noise and tumult of city life to the 
quietude of a rural home was agreeably appreciated by 
him. The s i(iervision of his farm, the selection of 
the best seed for cultivation, and the raising of fine 

44 The Valentines in Anicriea. 

block occupied liis attention, and was to him a source 
of much enjoyment. Tlie solicitations of his wife and 
iicr declining beallh induced him to resign the super- 
vision of his f;\rm to liis eldest son ; and in the spring 
of 1S52 he removed to (now) Xo. 105 Fourth-street, 
Williamsburgh, which property he had previously pur- 
chased, and where he continued to reside until the 
time of his death. During his residence here he was 
elected one of the Trustees of the Williamsburgh 
Savings Rank; which office of trust he retained for 
about fourteen years, until his demise. 

After his removal to Williamsburgh he took no 
prominent part in politics, but still continued to inter- 
est iiimself in the welfare of the Whig party, with 
whirh he acted until the year 1S56, when he joined the 
Republican ranks. 

Following in the footsteps of his father, he at- 
tached himself to the Protestant Episcopal Church, 
and while residing in New York was an attendant of 
All Saints Church, in Henry street. While residing 
at Flushing he attended Grace Church at Jamaica, of 
which his father, Mr. Jeremiah Valentine, had long 
been a member, and in which he had served as Vestry- 
man for a long period of years. The infirmities of age 
preventing the attendance of his father at church 
meetings, induced him to resign his office, and his son was chosen to occupy his chair in the vestry, 
whiili he continued to fill until his removal to Wil- 
liamsburgh. Shortly after removing to Williamsburgh 
Mr. \'alentine began his attendance at Christ Church, 
then a dilapidated wooden structure, of small dimen- 
sions, situated on what was then known as "the lots," 
but now a po])ulous jiart of Bedford-avenue. During 
the year 1S54 he was elected one of the Vestrymen of 
the church, in which position he was continued until 

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chosen Warden, and during his occupancy of the 
latter office was also Treasurer of the church. Mr. 
Valentine's official connection with this church ex- 
tended over a period of about fourteen years. He was 
a member of the Church Building Committee, and 
devoted gratuitousl}-, for about two years, nearly his 
entire time and attention to the supervision of its con- 
struction, besides rendering substantial pecuniary aid. 
The church, in the ornamentation of its surroundings, 
in its solidit)- and conveniences, attests Jiis zeal and 
perseverance in its erection and completion, and is the 
best memorial of his disinterested services. Mr. Val- 
entine was liberal in his views, the friend of the poor 
and distressed, but unostentatious, preferring that his 
acts of kindness and charity should in themselves be 
his reward. His death occurred December i, 1872, 
when in his seventy-ninth year. His funeral services 
were conducted at Christ Church, in accordance with 
a desire expressed bj- him during the erection of the 
building, "that he might live until its final comple- 
tion, and be buried from its door." His remains now 
repose in the cemeterj- attached to Grace Church, of 
Jamaica, in whose councils he had officially served, 
and in whose grounds are deposited the remains (with 
but a single exception) of the entire family of his 

List of I'altitlinfs -whost nanus arf found itpen " B^erss Ke-u.' Map 
of Lcng Island, tSjJ." 

\V. E. Valentine, Queens (Queens Co. 

S. '• Springfield 

.V '• •• 

H. " East Rockaway " 

E. •■ " 

W. •• Hemp-leaJ P. O. 


46 The Valentines in America. 

U. Valentine, Hempstead V.O Queens Co. 

G. " •■ •• 

E. ■' Smilhville P. O., ncin|)sicad 

K. D. •• " '• " 

E. " Bcllmore *' " " 

S. ** Seaford " " 

G. " Searii:g Town P. O., N. HeD:pstead, 




\V. M. •■ Rosl)Ti 

M. " . •• 


A. •' Oyster Bay 

\V. M. ■• Glen Cove 

k. •' Grcenvale P. O., Oyster Bay 


Mr^. A. •• I^ocust Valley P. O.. 

L. " Jericho " 

B. " Syosset 

R. " Woodbury 

A. " East Norwich 

J. T. " Glen Cove 


\V. M. ** 

S. •* " 

Cold Spring, Huntington Suffolk Co. 

D. " " •• " 

S. " " " 

I M M 4* ^ •» 

Lewis Valentine (farmer), Greenvale Road, Glen Co\c, 

Oyster Bay Queens Co. 

Ephraim Valentine (farmer), Old Westbury " 

H. Valentine, Huntington Suffolk Co. 

G. Valentine, Bay Shore, Islip *' 

J. C. Valentine, \V<>od\illc Landing, Brookhaven " 

C Valentine, Wading River, Kiverhead " 

The Washington County Valentines. 




JOSEPH VALENTINE, the son of Richard Val- 
entine, of North Hempstead, L. I., was born at 
that place, January 6, 1750. He seems tq, have 
left the home of his youth when he arrived at man- 
hood, for, in 1775, he is found at Poughkeepsie, 
Dutchess county, N. Y., where, in that year, he en- 
listed in Captain Swartwout's Company, in the Revo- 
lutionar)' War. He appears, however, either to have 
seiAcd only about a year, or to have obtained a fur- 
lough, for he was married July 11, 1776. After his 
service in the war, he lived for a short time in Chatham, 
Columbia count)-, N. Y., but finally seitk-d perma- 
nently in the town of Jackson, Washington county. 
New York. Here were born unto him the following 
sons and daughters: — 

Daniel, bom 

June 2, 



Jan. 10, 


rhetw. •• 

.\pr. 20, 


John \^ " 

Mar. 16. 



May 27, 


Stephen, " 

July II, 



Jan. 22, 



May 2, 


Moses " 

Mar. 21, 


Prudence, " 

Oct. 26, 



Nov. 16, 


Harvey, " 

June 28, 


Of this large family, all of whom, with one excep- 


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lion, lived to adult age, and themselves had families, 
there arc now many descendants scattered through 
New York, \'ermunt, Michigan, and other States; 
some of whom, however, for some unaccountable 
reason, spell their name V'olentine.* 

Joel Valentine, whose likeness accompanies this 
sketch, was the fifth son of Joseph, above mentioned. 
He was in the military service for a time, in the war 
of 1812, having then just reached his manhood. He 
was married to Judith Wells on the 15th of March, 
1821, soon after which he removed to Bennington, Vt., 
where he engaged in the business of manufacturing 
woolen cloths. He was a man of strong character, 
and of the most stern and unyielding integrity. He 
was also for many years an active member of the Bap- 
tist Church in Bennington, for the support of which 
he contributed liberally. He was economical in his 
habits, and, as a business man, careful, prudent and 
successful. He died July 17, 1866, aged seventy-five 
years and six months. 

Samuel Wells Valentine, the eldest son of the above, 
was born in Bennington, January 19, 1825. He was a 
young man of very remarkable promise, but died 
February 3, 1844. 

Alonzo B X'alentinc, the only other son of the 
above mentioned Joel Valentine, was born in Ben- 
nington, April I, 1830, and yet resides in the house in 
which he was born. He succeeded his father in his 

* Since wriiiin; ihc above, I have learned the reason of this change. 
Sume of the Lon^; Island N'alcniincs were, as is stated elsewhere, in- 
clined to be loyalists though all these afterwards took the oath of al- 
legiance. Joseph, who was intensely patriotic, was so exasj>crated at 
their course he c.ille<l ihcm Tories, would not acknowledge them 
as relatives, an<l changed the s])elling of his name to Vohnlinf. Most 
of his descendants, however, retain the original sj:)elling. 



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business, yet occupying the same factory or mill that 
the parent had erected in 1845, but now much en- 
larged and improved, presenting the fine appearance 
shown by the beautiful steel engraving on another 
page, which the proprietor has kindly permitted the 
author to use, and for which he has his sincere thanks. 

Mr. Valentine served three years in the army during 
the rebellion, going out in the Tenth Regiment of 
Vermont V'olunteers, but being afterwards promoted 
and transferred to the Commissary Department, and 
leaving the service at the close of the war with the 
rank of Major. He is now engaged in the manufac- 
ture of knit goods, and his establishment has grown to 
be one of the largest and most successful of any of the 
kind in the State of Vermont, employing one hundred 
and twenty-five hands, and turning out over twenty- 
three thousand dozens knit under-shirts and drawers 
each year. 

Mr. Valentine is a man of fine personal appearance 
and commanding presence — even more so than his 
likeness, herewith given, would indicate. He is every 
inch an excellent specimen of the true business-man — 
prompt, energetic, enterprising and courteous; and 
the writer must be permitted to add that, of all the 
many new acquaintances with which the preparation of 
this work has brought him into personal communica- 
tion, none has more favorably impressed him than the 
subject of this sketch. 1 1 e must be grcath- respected in 
the community in whicii he resides, especially for his 
zeal in the promotion of progressive education, in 
which good cause, being a member of the School Com- 
mittee of Bennington, he is more particularly inter- 

The children of Alonzo B. and Alma L. (Park) Val- 
entine are as follows: — 


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May S., born Sept. 29, 1858. 
Park. '• July 9, i860. 

Jennie, " Sept. II, 1863. 
Wells, •■ May 6. 1S66. 

T'aniel Valentine, the eldest son of tlie before-men- 
tioned Joseph, had sons Leonard, Joseph, Thomas, 
Horace, and perhaps others. The latter is yet living, in 
Cambridge, Washington county, N. Y. Of the others 
I know nothing. 

Elias, the second son of Joseph, as above, had two 
sons, and perhaps more. Of these, I have informa- 
tion only of Daniel, who is now a highly successful 
merchant and banker in Aurora, Illinois, and has a 

Of Harvey, the youngest son of Joseph, I only 
know that he had one son, Charles. 

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IN " Littell's Genealogies of the Passaic Val- 
ley, N.J. ," we read that " Richard Valentine mar- 
ried Phoebe Haines, and settled in or near Eliza- 
beth, where he died in 1766, aged sixty-three years." 
This would lead us to infer that he was born about 
1703 or 1704; but where? This, in view of the fact 
that he is the first of the name found in that State, be- 
comes an important question. Was Richard V^alen- 
tine an immigrant from the Old World.' If so, from 
what country ? It is impossible to answer these ques- 
tions now with positive certaintj' ; for the records, 
both public and private, were, at that date, but very 
imperfectly kept. But the writer will give his opinion 
in the case, and leave others to judge for themselves. 

It will be found, on a careful examination of the his- 
tory of each of the several branches of V^alentines, that 
certain Christian names are constantly recurring — 
from the fact that parents are very apt to name their 
ciiildren from themselves, their own parents, or their 
uncles and aunts, and these not always merely as name- 
sakes, but sometimes in the hope of-a future inherit- 
ance for their children. Thus, in the New York branch 
of Valentines, observe the Mathiases and the Abra- 
hams; in the NciV England branch, observe the num- 
ber of Thomases and Johns, and so on. Now, in the 
Long Island branch, the ever-prevailing names are es- 
pecially Richard and Obadiah — names that seldom 

52 The VaUnlincs in America. 

occur in the other branches. As these two Christian 
names are also found among the early New Jersey Valen- 
tines, the inference is plain that the Richard Valentine 
who married Pha!)e Haines (Pha-be being also a favor- 
ite Long Island name), and settled in New Jersey, was 
none other than the son of Richard, who was also the 
son of Richard, the first Valentine on Long Island. 
Moreover, there was then no Great West to which 
emigrants turned their eyes, as now; and New Jersey 
being not verj'faroff, with a soil as easy of tillage and 
more fertile than that of Long Island, it was the most 
natural thing in the world that Richard Valentine 
should take his young Phoebe and start thither. His 
first son he named Obadiah, after either his uncle or 
his brother of the same name. Richard, the father, 
died, as has already been mentioned, March lo, 1766, 
and his widow, Phcebe, who was three or four years 
younger, survived him until May 21, 1783. 

Obadiah was born in 1740, and died May 19, 1788. 
He married Mary Mulford, who was born Decem- 
ber 18, 1741, and died June 9, 1777. He married 
three wives, but had children only by the first, the 
above-named Mary Mulford. 

Associate yttdge of !hi Supreme Court, Kansas. < 

Danio' \'alentine, son of the above-named Obadiah, 
and grandfather of the subject of this notice, was born 
December 20, 1776; was first married to Rachel 
Winans, February 14, 1799, and died February 21, 1849. 
She was born June 34,1777, and died August 23, 1820. 
The second wife of Daniel was Isabel Bull, to whom 
he was married in 1S22. He removed from New 
Jersey' to Ohio about the year 1805. 



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John Winans Valentine, son of the above, and 
father of Judge V^alentine, was born October 24, 
iSo}, and married Rebecca Kinkennon, who was bom 
in Tennessee, Februarj' 10, 181 1. He died September 
I, 1856, and she, November 29, 1861. 

The above-mentioned Daniel Valentine had eight 
children by his first wife, and three by his second, 
viz: — 

Pamelia, bom l8o2, died 1841. 

John W., •■ Oct. 24. 1S04, died Sept. 1. 1856. 

Richard \V., " 1806, is slill living in Kirkwood, Shelby Co., O. 

Jonathan Mulford, " 1 808, died 1837. 

David, " 1810, " 1867. 

William Berry. " IB13, is still li\Tng, Shelby Co., O. 

Sarah, " 1815, died 1834. 

Dariel, " 1817, " 1841. 

Rachel, " 1820, " 1847. 

Ann«, '• 1823, " i860. 

Polly, " 1825, still living at Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Rebecca, " 1827, " Shelby Co., O. 

Many of the children of the above, now grown to 
maturity, are yet living in Shelby county. 

William Valentine, brother of the aoove-named 
Daniel, Senior, removed from New Jersey to Cham- 
paign Co., Ohio, and died there. He also had a large 
familj-, now largely scattered through that section of 

The children of John W. and Rebecca K. Valentine 
were as follows : — 

Daniel Mulford, the subject of this article, born Shelby Co., O., June 

18, 1830. 
James Kinkennon, bom September 27, 1832, now living at Fontanelle, 

Adair Co., Iowa, has been married three times, and has 6ve sons 

and one daughter. 

54 The Valentines in America. 

Sarah Isabel, born January l6, 1S40, married Abram Rutt, living at 

William, born May 6, 1843, married Naomi ; has three 

(lau^jhters, living at Fontanellc 
Margaret, born October g, 1847, living at Fontanellc. 

Judge Valentine, tlie eldest of the above, was about 
six years of age wiien his fatlier removed from Ohio 
to Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. Here lie had few facili- 
ties for obtaining an education, being allowed to attend 
school only some three months each year, and the 
schools in that region being then none of the best. He, 
however, succeeded in obtaining a very fair common- 
school education, with some knowledge of all the 
sciences; but he has never acquired a knowledge of 
any language except his own mother tongue. He is 
not, therefore, indebted to any Alma Mater for his ad- 
vancement and success in life, but to his own innate 
energy and his persevering efforts at self-culture. He 
commenced his legal studies in his youth, and has con- 
tinued them even to the present, for a well-read jurist 
never finishes his studies; but, as he quaintly says in a 
private note, he never studied in any law-office except 
his own. His lather being a farmer, he was of course 
expected to do his part of the labor on the farm ; but 
having at length acqtiircd stifficient education for the 
])urpose, he commenced teaching, and taught three 
terms — two in Indiana, and one in Iowa. Leaving the 
former State in 1S54, he first went to Jefferson, Greene 
cDuiity, low.a, afterwards to Winterset, Madison county, 
and thence to Fontanellc, .\drian cotintv. After one 
term of tcai liing, he principally followed surveying, 
serving as County Surveyor of Adair from June, tSss, 
to 1S57, when lie became County Attorney for the 
same county, serving in that capacity about two years. 
After practicing law for several years, he was finally 

The New Jersey Valentines. 55 

elecTed Judge of the District Court in Kansas (whither 
lie had removed), in November, 1864. Previously, 
howeve/, he had served as a member of tlie House of 
Representatives, Kansas, frcm Franklin county, 1S62, 
and as State Senator in 1863 and 1S64, from the Dis- 
trict composed of Franklin and Anderson counties. 
He was Judge of the Fourth Judicial District (com- 
posed originally of Johnson, Miami, Lynn, li.irbcjur, 
Allen, Anderson, Franklin and Douglas counties), from 
1864 to 1 868, when he became Associate Justice of the 
Supreme Court of Kansas, which position he yet fills. 
He is said to have written more opinions than any 
other Supreme Court Judge in Kansas, and some of 
these are regarded as very able ones — that of the case of 
Leavenworth County v. Miller (7 Kansas Sup. Court 
Reports, 749, and i Am. Railway Rep<<rts, 259), being 
the most elaborate. 

In politics, Judge Valentine was a member of the 
old Whig part}- until it ceased to e.xist; he then be- 
came a Rti ubiican, and continues such to the present 
time. In religious matters, he is rather inclined to 
liberality of opinion, not being connected with any 
church a;, a member. His grandfather Daniel and hit 
brother William were Baptists. 

As to his domestic relations, they are briefly stated. 
He married Miss Martha Root, of .\dair county, Iowa, 
June 26, 1855. Mrs. V. was a native of Delaware 
county, Ohio, where she was born April i, 1836. Their 
children are : — 

Adelbert. bcm .^p-- 16, 1856. 

Sarah Eva, " Oct. 3, 1S60. 

John Williim " Junt 10, 1864. 

Harr)- Edward, ■■ Ftb. 5,1867. 

Martha .\bbie, " Feb. 8,1869. 

Maggie Elsie, " July 29, 1871. 

Ralph Elmer, " June 7, l87j. 


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One thing more is worthy of special mention. 
Judge Valentine is able to say that he has never used 
alcoholic drinks, nor tobacco, nor has he ever sworn a 
profane oath in his life. Would to Heaven all our 
magistrates and public men could say as much! 

If the brand) to which he belongs have not been 
distinguished for great intellectual endowments, they 
have at least been favored with a fair share of that old- 
frshioned commodity, j/ri?/;^, common sense. Not only 
is it true that none of them have been charged with 
crime, but they have been marvelously kept from most 
of the gayer and lighter vices. No one of them has 
ever been insane or idiotic, or even very eccentric, nor 
has one ever been deformed, so far as is known. The 
Judge himself is a fair specimen of our American self- 
made men, and his history and success in life show 
what energy, perseverance and strict virtue can 
do for our j-oung men, even under the mort adverse 

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BOLTOX, in his valuable " Hislory of West 
Chester Count)-,' says that Benjamin Valen- 
tine, the anccbtor of *Iie Westchester county 
Valentines, was a dragoon i.i the French militar)- ser- 
vice, and that he rem(jved to !\ tw York about 1680. 
This would imply that he was of French origin; 
whereas, there is abundant proof that he was not a 
Frenchman, but a Hollander. That the 6rst settler 
and his sons understood the Dutch language is evi- 
dent; and all the families of this branch repudiate the 
idea of a French origin. 

In a work entitled ^'■Journal of a Voyage to A'rw 
York, and a Tour in sneral of the American Colonies in 
1679-S0, by JASPER DuNKER and Peter Si.uvter, of 
Wreu'crd, in Friesland" (recently published under the 
auspices of the Long Island Historical Society, from 
MSS. obtained in Holland by the Hon. Henry C. 
Murphy, of Brooklyn), I find the following: "We 
crossed the Spylden Duyzel in a canoe, and paid nine 
stuivers for us three, which was very dear. We fol- 
lowed the opposite side of the land, and came to the 
house of one Valentyn, a great acq\iainlance of our 
Gaiict.* He had gone to the city, but his wife, though 
she did not know Garret or us, was so much rejoiced 
to see Jfollanden that she hardly knew what to do for 

* Garret Cornelius Van Duyne, the common ancestor of the Van 
Duyne family in Ihiscounlry, who died in 1706. 


58 Tlic Valcntiiifs in America. 

us." That this " V'alentyn " — the common wAj of 
spelling the name in Holland — was the Benjamin 
above mentioned, there can be no doubt; and this 
discovery settles the question both as to origin and 
time. This was about the beginning of the "Tour" 
(or 1679); and this Valentine had already been there 
long enough to have business with the city, to form 
strong friendships, and to have his homesick wife 
overjoyed to see even strangers from "Faderland." So 
that Benjamin Valentine, though he may have been in 
the French service, was a Hollander, and probably 
came to this vicinity as earl)- as 1678. 

But, in ali candor, it should be stated that there is 
one circumstance that appears, at first view, a little 
inconsistent with the above theory. According to 

Bidton, Benjamin Valentine married a Miss 

Odell, and the Odells were of New England or Eng- 
lish origin, the first of the name in this country having 
been William Odell, of Concord, Mass., who removed 
to Fairfield, Conn., in 1644, whose son William was 
one of the principal proprietors of the neighboring 
town of Rye in 1660. But, as Mathias, the eldest son 
of Beniamin, was not born till 169S, it seems very 
probable that this Miss Odell was Benjamin's second 
wife, and that his first marriage was to a country- 
woman of his own native Holland, and she having 
died without issue, the circumstance is not on record. 
Upon this supposition, the whole matter, otherwise so 
mysterious, becomes clear reasonable, as there is 
no evidence that any other ValenMne had settled in 
this region about that time. 

Benjamin X'alentine did not at first settle, as some 
erroneously suppose, on Vahnliiif's Hill, but, Bolton 
says, " upon the farm in Vonkers now {1848) owned bj- 
Frederick Rich." The spot, as pointed out to me (in 

The New York Valentines. 59 

August, 1873) by George Bishop Valentine, from his 
residence on the summit of Valentine's Hill, appeared 
to be some two miles or more to the east of that 
elevated spot, in the town of East Chester, not far 
from the Bronx river, and perhaps half a mile north of 
(or above) the present station of West Mount Vernon, 
on the Harlem Railroad. How long he lived there 
does not appear — perhaps all the rest of his life His 
(second ?) wife was, as above stated, a Miss Odell, by 
whom he had three sons — .\faihias, the first proprietor 
of Valentine's Hill, Vonkers, born 169S, and who was 
buried at East Chester, 1781 ; A'icholas, who removed 
South; and Joseph, who is said to have been so pas- 
sionately fond of the violin liiat he was everywhere 
known as " The Fiddler." 

The following is but an imperfect genealogy of this 
nov extensive family, made up partly from Bolton, 
and partly from the limited data furnished the author 
by others : — 



Col. Benjamin Valentine, first settler, bom in Holland, came to 

Westchester Co. about 1678; m. I, .and 2, Mis.s Odell, 

by whom he had three sons; 1, Mathias ; 2, Nicholas; 3, Joseph. 


I. Mathias, sop of Benjamin, bom 1698, was the firs' of the name 

on Valentine's Hill ; m. 1, .^nna Rych ; 2, Marj' ; and had five 

sons: Abraham, John, Mathias, Samuel and Thomas, and died 1781, 

and was buried at East Ciiester 2. Nicholas, went South and 

settled. . . .3. Joseph, " The Fiddler," had one son, Caleb. 

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I. A1>raham, son of Mathias, born 1719 ; m. Deborah Barton ; had 
I«o sons and five daughters, and died 1769 2. John.... 3. Ma- 
thias. .. .4. .Samuel. .. .5. Thomas (of Valentine's Hill), born 1723; 
m. I. Isabel Lawrence; 2, Mary liarlon ; had five sons and five 
daughters, and <lied iSoo. ...6. Calel). son of Joseph, lx)rn 1736; m. 

Mary ; had three sons. Caleb, .Anthony and Reuben, and d. 1814. 

.\ntliony d. Stamford, Conn., aged 82. 


I. (iilbcrl, son of .Vbraham, born 1748 ; m. I, Mary Morgan, and 

2, .\Iartha liriggs ; had four sons and two daughters, and d. 1819 

2. .\braham, son of .\braham, b. 1755; m. I, Jane Odell ; 2, Fanny 
Newman ; 3, Kliz.abelh Lent ; had five sons and one danghter, and 

died 1798.... 3. Dorothy, ni. Vincent Fowler 4. Nancy.... 5. 

Sallie. . . .6. Mary.... 7. Susan, b. 1756, m. Vredenbui^gh, of 

Vonkers. [.Ml the foregoing were children of .\braham, of third 

gen.]. . . .9. lames, so;i of Thos., of Val. Hill. m. Warner; had 

five daughters and three sons, .Staals, Charles and Nathaniel. .. .lo. 
Elijah, son of Thos., m. Rebecca Odell (sister of Gen, Jacob). .. .II. 
Nathaniel, of V. Hill, born 1754, S(.n of Thos., left three sons, Geo. 
Bishop, Thomas Burling and Elijah, and d. 1R30. ...12. Thomas, of 
Pelham, son of Thos., had Charles, of East Chester, who m. sister of 
D. D. Briggs, Police Com. of Brooklyn. . . .13. Mathias, son of Thos.. 

m. Dcighton, and had Samson, of E. Chester. ... 14. M.'.ry, dan. 

of Thos. ...15. Margaret, dau. of Thos., m. Isaac Odell. .. (l6. 
.\nna, dau. of Thos., m. AVni. Warner. .. .17. Sarah, dau. of rh'»s., 
ir. Richard .Archer, Second Lord of the Manor of Fordhara, who d. 
1783.... 18. Jane, dau. of Thos., m. Reuben Fowler. .. .19. Caleb, 

son of Caleb 20. Anthony, .son of Caleb had Anthony, Jurdan, 

Mercy, Susan, Margaret and Jane.... 21. Joseph, son of Caleb... 
22. Reuben, son of Caleb. 


I. .Abraham, -siin of Gilbert, b. 1773, m. Hannah BriggsI798; had 
one son (.Abraham) and two dau. who d. in infancy, and d. 1858, aged 
85.... 2. Mathias, son of Gilbert, m. Briggs, and had Ma- 
thias Thos., Martha, Mary .ind Stacia, and d. 1833 3. John, b. 

, m. Mary Bussing ; had Gilbert, John, I'eter, Mary and Georgia, 

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and d. . . . .4. Gilbert, son of John, d. without issue . . 6. Mary, 

dau. of John.... 7. Sarah... 8. Samuel, son of .Abraham. .. .9. 
i Odell, son of .Abraham. ... 10. James, son of Abraham. .. .II. Gil- 

\ bert, son of .\br.iham, b. 1774, d. I7q5. ...12. Jacob, son of .\bra- 

I ham, b. I78l,d. 1S05....13. .\nn, dau. of .\braham, m. Elijah Wil- 

I hams. . . .14. Staats, son of James. . . .15. Charles, son of James, b. 

1802, d. 1836 16. K.athaniei, son of James, m. ; now lives at 

I Bronxville, ajjed 80. ...17. Geo. Hishop, son of Nathaniel, b. about 

I l'-oo....l8. Thos. Burling, son of Nathaniel, b. ; now living in 

I Mount Vernon village ...Ig. Elijah, son of Nathaniel, bom ; 

yet living. . . .20. Charles, of E. Chester, son of Thos., of Pelham, m. 

1 Briggs. . . .21. .Samson, of E. Chester, son of Matthias. . . . 

I 22. .\nthony .\rcher, son of Richd. and Sarah Valentine Archer, m. 

Mary Mapes, and left large issue. .. .23. Malhias .\rcher, son of 
Richd. and Sarah Valentine .Archer. .. .24. Janis. son of .Anthony 
'• Valentine, married Charlotte Law^on... 25. Anthony, son of An- 

thony A'alentine, m. Jane Farriiiglon ; died aged 67 ; had children, 
Ann, Delavan, Jane, \Vm. A., Penelojie. James, ChTles, Elmira, Re- 

ibecca, .Amanda and John. .. .26. Jurdan, son of Anthony Valen- 
tine, died young. . . .27. Daniel, son of .Anthony Valentine, m. Miriam 
Fisher, a descendant of John Lawrence. .. .28. Mercy, dau. of An- 
! ihony Valentine, m. Moses Farrington, and d. aged 75. . . .29. Susan, 

i dau. of .Anthony Valentine, m. Joseph Farrington, and d. aged 85. . . 

30. Margaret, dau. of .\nihony Valentine, died single, aged 85 .31. 

Jane, dau. of .Anthony \'alentine, died young. 


I. .Abraham, son of Abraham, bom 1804, m. Jane Bates, 1826; had 
Abraham, Edward, John, William, George, Mary Jane, J^mily and 
Catharine. .. .2. Mathias, son of Mathias. . . .3. Thomas, M>n of 
.Mathias. . . .4. Martha, dau. of Mathias ...5. Mary, dau. of Ma- 
thias.... 6. Sarah, dau. of Mathias. .. .7. Stacia, dau. of Mairuas. 
....8. Gilbert, son of John and Mary Bussing. .. .9. John, son of 
John and Mary Bussing, m. .Anna Morgan. . . .10. Peter, son of John 
and Mary Bussing . . .11. Mar)-, dau. of John and Mary Bus-ing. . . . 
12. Georgia, dau. of John and Marj' Bussing. . . .13. Sarah .Anne, dau. 
of Jjcob, m. James Morgan. .. .14. Fi^her Ferris Valentine, >on of 
Daniel, m. J.Tne Morgan ...15., son of Daniel. ... 16. Edwin, 
son of Daniel. ... 17. David Thomas, ^nn of Daniel, borr iSoi, m. I, 
Martha Carnell (by whom he h.-.d three sons and two daughters) ; 2, 


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Caroline M. Spicer (by whom he had no issue), and d. Feb. 25, 1869 

... .18. Evaline, diu. of Daniel, m. -\. Secor ; had seven children 

ig. Emma, dau. of Daniel, m. Dr. Parkinson (no issue); .low living 

in Fordham. . . 20. Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel, m. Disbrow (no 

issue) 21. -Amelia, dau. of Daniel, m. Thos. P. Wilson (no is..ue) ; 

now living in Fordham. .. .22. rianiel, son of Daniel, m. Rebecca 
Bumpo (by whom he had two sons, Chas. and Thomas) ; now living in 
Fordham. . . .23. Charles F., son of Staats, is a builder, and now lives 

in ^^)rkville. . . .24. Ann, d:iu of .\nthony, m. Bailey ; had chil- - ^A 

dre •■ ' ^ „_,.,.-_...-,._- -..,Ts_,...--'->t^- 


n, .Mary, Jo-eph, Charles, Halsled and Adeline 25A'Delavan. .^.^ P \' ■ 

of .Anthony, had yflmory .Mason and Lewis Pease (tvvins), Rufus i* " 



Babcock and James William (twins), Frederick and .Ann Eliza (twins), 
^i<^ and l>iiiii||i|~. . .26. Jane.dau. of Anthony, d. young. .. .27. William A., 
son of .\nthony. b. iSog, m. Jane -A Mead ; hud children, Mary J., Wil- 
liam. Eleanor E., Elizabeth A., Stephen A., ard^ Frederick D 28. 

James, son of .Anthony, m. Catherine Rillay ; had children, James, 
Eliza J., .Adricnne, Slephen H., Sarah, William, Emma, Frank and 
Catherine. . . .29. Charles, son of .Anthony, m. Phebe Coleman ; had 
.Sarah J., Mary, .Alonzo, Theodore, .Amanda and Emily.... 30. Al- 
niira. dau. of 'Anthony, m. Thompson (no issue) 31. Re- 
becca, dau. of Anthony, d. unm. . . .32. .Amanda, dau. of An'hony, 
living unm. . . .33. John, son -jf .Anthon)'. m. Annie Odell ; had chil- 
dren Warner. John. Kiltie, .Albert and Daisy 34. Penelope, dau. of 

Anthony, m. Purdy (no issue), dec. 


I. Abraham, son of Abraham. . . .2. Edv.ard, son of Abraham. . . . 
3. John. .. .4. William ...5. George.... 6. Mar)' Jane. .. .7. Emily, 

d. 1843.... 8. Catharine g. Charles, son of F. F. and Jane M. 

Valentine. .. .10. A dau. of same, m. I jne ; had two children, 

one of whom m. Havibnd ...II. Gilbert, son of Edwin, has 

two children. ... 12. Ed\\in, son of Ed«in. . . .13. David, son of 
David T., m. Christina Odell ; has five children. . . .14. William Cor- 
nell, son of David T., m. Ellen Higgins; has one child. Ellen Camell 
Valentine. .. .15. Martha, dau. of David T. and Martha Camell 
Valentine, m. Thon»as H. Smith; had no issue. ... 16. Amanda A., 
dau. of D. T. and Martha C. Valentine. .. .17. Augusta, dau. of 
same, m. Joseph W. Owens; has two children, Jennie and Clarence 
... .18. Gustavus ,A., son of the same, m. Louisa T. Lynch ; had no 
issue.... 19. Charles, son of Daniel and Rebecca Valentine, lives in 

TJie New York Valentines. 63 

Fordham. . . .20. Thomis son of Daniel, as above, lives in Fordham 
....21. Marj', dau. of Ann Bailey, m. Rufus Banks; had one son, 
John. . . .22. Joseph, son of Ann, m. Mary A. .Miller ; has several chil- 
dren. . . .23. Charle .on of Ann, m. Mary L. Satchell ; has one child 
. . . .24. Halsted, son of Ann, m. Mary L. Banks; has three children 
. . . .25. Aaal ne, m. James Foshay ; had Ella and .\ddie. . . .26. Mary 
J., dau. of Wm. A., m. Henry M. Tobitt (of fi'm of Tolitt & Bunce, 

printers of this book). . . .27. William, son of Wm. K 28. Elear . 

E., dau. of Wm. A 29. Elizabeth A., dau. of Wm. A 30. 

Stephen A., son of Wm. A., d. 1873 31. Frederick D., son of 

Wm. A., dec. .. .32. Sarah I., dau. of Charles, m. Josiah Morgans; 
lives in Cutchogue. . . .33. .^I'ary, dau. of Charles. .. .34. Alonzo, 
son of Charles, m. Maggie M-.rgans; has one son. Charles. .. .35. 
Theodore, son of Charles. .. .36. Kmily, dau. of Charles. .. .37. 
Amanda, dau. of Chas., dec. . . .38. Warner, son of John, dec. . . .39. 
John, son of same. . . .40. Kittie, dau. of same. . . .41. Albert, son of 
same. . . .42. Daisy, dau. of same. . . .43 Emory Mason, son of Dcl- 
avan....44. Lewis Pease, son of same, dec. .. .45. Rufus Babcock, 
son oi same.... 46. James William, son of same. ...47. Frederick, 
son of same. . . .48. Ann Eliza, dau. of same. . . .49. Mari. dau. 
of same, dec. (The sur\iving children of Delavan mostly reside in 

the neighborhood of Natick, Mass.) .50. James, son of James, is a 

physician in one of the Western States, married, and has several chil- 
dren.... 51. Eliza J., dau. of James.... 52. .•Kdrienne, dau. of Jas, 

dec. 53. Stephen H., son of Jas., dec 54. Sarah, dau. of Ja,s., 

living unm....55. William, son of Jas.... 56. Emma, dau. of Jas., 
is a wijf^'.v, with one child.... 57. Frank, son of Jas., dec.... 58. 
Catherine, dau. of Jas., dec. 


I. Samuel, son of Edw. B. and Eliza Pinckney Valentine. ... 2. 
James, son of same. b. 1813, died in infancy. . . .3. Wm. Henry, son 
of same, b. 1S22, d. 1S32. . . . }. .^nne Delia, dau. of same, b. 1802, m. 
Edw. G. Faile, of West Farms. 1821. . . .5. Harriet, dau. of same, b. 

1S06, m. Gilbert Bates Hannah, dau. of same, d. 1812 7. Mary 

Jane, dau. of same, b. 1S18, d. 1825.... 8. Juhn, son of Rufus and 
Mary B. Banks, m. Grace .Mead, of Connecticut ...9. Ella Foshay, 
dau. of Jas. and .\daline Foshay. . . .10. Addie, dau. of Jas. and Ada- 
line Foshay. . . .11. Oi.Trles, «on of .\lonzo. . . .t2. Ellen Camel;,dau. 

of William C. . . .13. Jennie, dau. of Augusta and J. W. Owens 

14. Clarence, son of same. 


The Valentines in America. 

Tlie following were copied from the Episcopal 
Churchyard, in East Chester, Westchester County, 
New York : 


In Meni(jr\' of 


Wife of Abraham Vollixtixe 

WTio departed this life 

Aug. 5, 1777. 

Aged %v 

64 years 10 months and 12 days. 


Here lyes the Body 

V^ of 

Abraham Vollixtixe 

WTio departed this life 

May 8 A. D. 1769 


49 yrs. 6 mo. and 6 days. 

Thomas Valextixe 
W died 

Jan. 26, 1800 


77 yrs. 8 mo. and 16 days. 

In Memory of 
L.f Cm tB V.\i.F.NriNE 

Who dcjiarlcd lliis life 
17 A. D. 1814 
he ySlh yr, 
his age. 
(Part jf ihis iribcription worn off.) 


1 / In Memoiy of 

Mars' Valextine, 

Wife of Caleb Valentine. 

She departed this life 

Mar. 5, A. D. 1817. 

(The age is worn off this stone.) 


In Memory of 

G;: BERT Valentine 

Who departed this life 

on the 28lh day of April 

In the year of our Lord 1819 


71 yrs. 8 mo. and 10 days. 


. . / In Memory of 


Wife of Gilbert Valentine 

who died 

July 5. 1773. 


25 yrb. 10 mo. and 5 days. 


■ ^ In Memory of 

.\iiraham Valexti.xe 

Who dcjiartcd this life 

Jan. 5, 1798 


43 years 3 mo. and 2 days. 

The AVji' York Va/iii/iins. 

jj In Memory' of 

Jkan Vali.imink 
Wife i>f -\brahnm \"a!liiuinc 

Daughter of 

Aliraliam and Rebecca Oilell 

Who dej)arled ihis life 

Sept. 12, 1787 


32 yrs. 1 1 mo. and 2S days. 


J Sacred lo the Memory of 

Naiiiamkl Valentine 

WIio (lied Jan. 26, 1S30, 

In llie 76th year of his age. 


In Meinon' of 
^ .\NN VoMlNTlNi; 

Wli.i (kpaned llii.> life 

Mar. 20, 17S3 

.\ged 24 )Ts. and 3 days. 

j \ In Memory of 

J.VNK V.\Ij;.\TINF. 

Wife of llcnrj* Valentine 

Who departetl this life 

Oct. 8, A. I). 1816 

Ayed 57 yrs. 

In Memory of 

SXR.MI Voi l.l.\TINE 

Who dejiarted this life 
Jan. 10, 177S 
Aged 15 yrs. 4 mo. and 10 days 


t. \ The grave of 

.M.\RV V.M.H.sriNE 

who died 

Dec. 17, 1822 

Aged 57 yrs. 

^ — In Memorj* of 

Hknry Vai.kniine 

Who died April 29. 1833 

Aged 68 yrs, 


Ei iZAiiFiH Vaij;\tixe 
Horn Ian. II, 1765 
Died Nov. 7, 1855. 

.^ In Meir )ry of 

Tii'j.\i.\s Vai.kxtixe 

Who died Sept. 16, 1839, 

In hi^ 71.'^^ >T- 

^El.lZABtfH Valf.ntix" 
dii J Oct. io, 1854, 
.\ ed 88 yrs. 3 mo. and 5 ciays. 



Widow of Gii.nKKT Vai.kxtixe 

who dicti .May 13, 1843, 
.\ged 76 yrs. 5 mo. and 13 days. 

^ (20.) 

V The (irave of Sll.liY 
Wife of Kli llXKIi VaI f \TISK 
Who did M.iy 28. 1^56. 
.\ged SS yc3r> and 7 nio. 


The Valentines in America. 



V In Memory of 

Sakah Willow of 

Nathamf.l Valfstinf. 

Who iliiil Mar. 25, 1S53 

Aged S2 yr'i. and 5 da; s. 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Died June 7, 185S 
in the 85lh year of hi> Age. 


In ?»:emory of - 

Gilbert Vai.estixe 

Son of ALraham Valentine 

Who departed \\\\-^ life 

Sept. 18, 1795. 

.\ged 21 yrs. and 5 aays. 


Sacred to the Memory of 

Hannah, widow of 

.Abraham Valentine 

Died Oct. 24. 1862 

In the 86th year of her age. 


The Grave of 

Hewlet Valentine 

Who died Dec. 4, 1829 

Aged 49 yrs. 

To the Memory 01 
V*^ Jacob Valentine 

Who lU-pai led this life 

On llic 3rd day of October 

In the year of our I>ird 1805 

,\gcd 24 yrs. 2 mo. and 9 d.iys. 

/ The Grave of 

Elvin Valentine 

Who died Mar. 17. 1832 

.\gid 50 yrs. S mo. and 13 days. 


In Memory of 

IsAA'- Valentine 

Who dieo Sept. 8, i860 

,\ged 75 yrs. 9 mo. and 29 d. 


In Memory of 

Mrs. Anna 

Wife of Isaac 

Who died Mar. 21, 1842 

.'^d 57 yrs. 4 mo. and 21 d. 



Mary Vallntine 

Daughter of 

Giilicrl and Martha Valentine 

Who died Oct. 31. 1846, 

.\gcd 57 yrs. and 16 days. 



Id Memory of 

Ann Valentine 

Who died Oct. 6, 1835 

In her 45lh year. 


^j^ In Memory of 

Maithias Vai.eniine 

Who died Sept. 13, 1833 

.\gcd 41 yrs. 10 ino. and 23 days 

The New York Valentines. 



In Memi.ry of 


Wife of John Valentine 

Who died July 10, 183 1 

Aged 35 yrs. 10 mo. and 7 days. 


In Memory of 
Waltkk P Valc.ntine 
Who departed this life 

Dec. 21, 1797 
Aged 8 mo. and 27 days- 


In Memory of 

^^ Harriet Amelia 

Daughle • of 

Nathaniel & Saram Valentine 

Who departed lais life 

Muy t), 1813 

.Agetl 14 yrs 6 mo. and 25 days. 



In Memory of GILBERT 

Son of 

Gilbert & Martha Valentine 

Died May 17, 1853 

Aged 54 years. 


\d In Memory of 

Charles Valentine 

Who died Oct. 20. 1836. 

In Mi 34th year. 

W In Memory of 

.\hkaham G. Valentine 

Who died .\ug. 12. 1849 

In ihe 46lh year of his age. 


\^ In Memory of 

Edwin Vai.entint; 

Who died Oct. 26, 1833 

,\ged 28 yrs. 2 mo. ard 17 days. 

To the Memory of 
'^' KinvARi) B. Valentine 
Who departed this life 

Sept. 24. 1834 
Aged 25 yrs. and 8 mo. 


In Memory of 

^ Elizabeth Ann 

Daughter of 

Nathaniel & Sarah Valentine 

Who departed this life 

Jan. II. 1846 

In the 37ih yeir of her age. 


\iy In Memory of 

Hannah, daughter of 

.\hraham & Hannah Valentine 

Who dcj'aried this life 

Dec. 10, 1812, 
Agtd I yr. and 9 mo. 




Wife of Gilbert Valentine 

Died Sept. 13. 1S58 

.\ged 47 yrs. 3 mo. and 10 days. 

^' In Memory of 

William Henrv, son of 
.\LFRKi) & Hannah Valentine 

Who died .\ug. 13. 1836 
Aged 14 yrs. 3 mo. and 3 days. 


The Vitlcniinci in Aiiicrka. 

\«r -Martha Jane Valentine 
Mauhia^ and Hannah Valentine 

Dieil June 20, 1S45 
Aged 22 yrs. 6 mo. and 22 days. 

>yf In Memon" of 

Matthias son of 

Matthias & Hannah Valentine 

Died Apr. 15. 1S48 

\^ei 25 yrs. 5 mo. 9 days. 


Caroline Theresa Valentine 

Died Dec. 25, :S54 

Aged 51 )TS. and 17 days. 


, S-ncred to ihe Memory of 
Makv Jane, daughter of 
.\i.RAii \M & Hannah V.\i£.N-nNE 
Who departc<i this life 

Feb. 10. 1S25 
.\ged 4 mo. and 2 days. 


Sacred to the Memory of 

Matilda, daughter of 

Isaac and .\nna Valentin-e 

Who died Oct. 24, 1S2S 
Aged I yT. 7 mo. and 19 day<;. 


In Memory of 

.Vbraham, son of 

John and Marv Valentine 

Who died July 17, TS54, 
.Xged 6 yr«. 9 mo. and 20 days. 


^< In Memory of 

Thos. son of' 

Math Hi.\s & Hannah Valentin-e 

WTi.idied Oct. 3irj84S, 

.\ged 21 yrs. 5 mo. anS 5 day?^ 


In Memory of 

A.NN Ameli.v daughter of 



July 16, 1840 

.^ug. 29, 1S40. 

The following arc copied from tombstones in St. 
Peter's cliiirchyard, Westilicstcr village : — 

William Valentine 

Iiiol Oct. 1793 
Agol 13 yr». 17 day~ 


Polly Valentine 

Died Jan. 19 1S05 

.\gol 30 yr~ 5 mi>- ; Hays 

The New York Vahutitics. 


\J^ Benjamin Valentine 
Died July 25 1S20 
Aged So yvr. 2 mo<; 14 days 

Benjamin Valentine, Sr. 
VI Hied July 27 1S26 

Aged 7S yri I mo 


Marv Seccr Valentine 

Died Sept. 4 1827 

Aged 45 yn 

Elizaiietii Valentine 

Died May 29 1S33 
Aged 9 yrs 3 nios 3 days 


George Valentine 

Died June 7 1833 

Aged I yr 3 m<>s 2f> days 


Theodore E. Valentine 

Died Oct. 16 1S34 

.\gcd 2 yrs 5 mos 


Maria Victoria Valentine 

Died Sept. 25 1S39 

Aged S mos 25 days 

.\i;ijAii Valentine 
Died Mar. 12 1S40 
.\ged 12 yr>. 5 mos 


Pheiie Vaij-;ntine 

Died .\ag. 14 1 840 

.\ged 49 yrs 9 nios 20 day*: 


Charles F. Valeni ine 

i:»ied 26 1848 

Aged 2 yis I mo 

Maikice .S. Valentinx 

Died Oct. 10 1S49 
Aged I yr I mo I day 


William E. Valentine 

Died Oct. 24 1849 

/\ged 22 yrs 2 mos 


Abacal E. Valentine 

Died Oct. 26 1849 

Aged 15 yrs 3 mos 


Phebe Jane Valentine 

Died Nov. 11 1849 

.\ged 24 yrs 5 mos 12 days 

Catharine A. Valentine 

Died Nov. 23 1859 
-Aged iS yrs 10 mos 15 days 

Beverly Valentine 

Died .Mar. 8, 1S54 
.Aged 14 mos 6 days 

The Valcniincs in America. 


Kkhiiekick Valentine 

Died S 1S54 

AgcJ 8S yrs 5 mi)-. 12 days 


PiiEiiE Valentine 

Died Dec. 11 1S54 

Aged 63 yrs 9 mos II days 


Catherlne a. Valentine 

Died Aug. 8 1861 

Aged 7 mos 


Etgent; Valentine 

Died Jan. I 18C5 

Aged 45 yrs 4 mos 


William F. Valentine 
Died Aug. 31 1S65 
Aged 15 yrs II mos 

AiGisTi's A. Valentine 

Died Dec. 25, 1871 
.Aged 52 yrs I mo 12 days 


" Valentine's Hill (so often mentioned in these 
pages) is," s.\vs Bolton, "a liigli ridge bordering the 
.^^ilc■ S(juare on the west ; and its summit affords one 
of the finest views in Westchester county. To the 
east the eye ranges over an extensive country of hills, 
woods and vales stretching towards Long Island 
.Sound, the distant horizon skirted by light-blue hills. 
To the north lie the Tiickahoe hills, while westward 
the view is bounded by the Yonkers ridge surmounted 
with lot'ty woods, with here and there a glimpse of the 
dark Palisades peeping through some opening of the 
trees; while below lies a beautiful vale through which 
meanders Tippet's brook. At the base of this hill 
winds the Croton Aqueduct." 

This hill and the .uijoining property have been 
occupied !))■ the ancient and numerous family of the 
X'alcntincs for nearly one hundred and fifty years. 
Mathias X'alcntine, the first occupant of the same, was 
one of the first tenants under the Pliilipse patent, and 
in the possession of the family are numerous receipts 
for rent, of which the following are specimens: — 

J III- Nc'a.' York Valentines. j\ 

" Op Niri'EKA Uci 20 Mars No. 1727. 
"ilcii 20 Mar^ hcfl Theis Valenlin en cyn Moeilci hiergebracht 13X 
I>)~Lh<.l lurue vor de huei von land vdt ye Tahr .\i 1726." 


■•■SoNKKKS. Januar)- je 2S day 1734-5. 
"Then received of Mr. MatihiA>e Vallenline 7X bushels of Rent 
wheat on behalf of Mr. Philips^. ' said received by me. 

•• William Peck." 

"At the commencement of the Revolution," siys 
Hiilton, "lliis hill was rented by Thomas and Gilbert 
Valentine (grandsons of Mathias), who occupied it 
tlirough the war. In the summer of 1776, tlie Ameri- 
can army threw up entrenchments on its summit, the 
rem.Tins of which are still visible. When General 
Washington lay encamped on Valentine's Hill in the 
fall of 1776, it was supposed to be the design of the 
enemy to attack his position. On this occasion, 
T!i()m.''.s \'alentine was engaged in crnversation with 
the Gc.ieni'i (as represented in the view of the old 
" X'alentine House"), leaning upon the pommel of his 
saddle, when the heads of the British columns were 
seen approaching at a distance of three or four miles, 
on the opposite side of the Bronx, as if taking the 
direction of the hill. Under this supposition, V>'ash- 
ington order-.-d out several companies to attack the 
thinking parties of the enemy, who, it was discovered, 
were taking the high road to White Plains. It was 
afterwards asserted by a British officer that, through 
the aid of their glasses, he had seen Thomas Valentine 
in this conversation with the General." 

This old "Valentine House," which sto(jd northwest 
(jf the present residence, was used for some time by 
General Washington as his headquarters. It was 

72 riii I'll h lit nil J 111 hii.r/ctt. 

destroyed by fire many years ago, but the spot is yet 
plainly to be seen. 

From the following 'ettcr, yet in the possession of 
the family, it would appear that Thomas Valentine- 
aided somewiiat in the advance of Washington's army 
toward White Plains: — 

"Valentine's Hill, Jan. 27, 1777. 
"These may tcrlify, that on or aboul the 25th day of Oct. la^t, I 
ordered Thoma> Valcrline's one yoke of oxen and cart to be taken 
for the public ser\ ice. They carried a load to ye White Plains. There 
I discharged them. I am informed they were further taken on their 
return, ar.o that NTr. \'alen'ine has not received them. 

" B. Lincoln." 

During the absence of the arntics, Valentine's Hill 
was much exposed to the depredations of .gangs of 
outlaws called Cowbf)ys and Skinners, who "^oamed 
the coiintr)' in search of plunder. On one occasion, a 
party of the former forced an entrance into the Valen- 
tine House. Seizing the proprietor, Thomas Valen- 
tine, they demanded his life or money; whereupon, 
uri his refusing, they threatened to hiin instantly. 
Getting no satisi.iciion, the}- carried him to a cherry- 
tree, still standing near the corner of the old garden, 
and jilaced the cord around his neck, when he sud- 
denly threw it off, exclaiming, " Don't be such u d 

fools as to hang a man when he !iasn't an\ money!" 
His coolness and ajiparent sincerity disarncti the r<;b- 
bers, and they released him. 

One or two instances of heroic courage, says 
Bolton, "in a fen. ale of this fainilj- (Susan Valentine, 
afterwards Mrs. V'rcdenburgh, and yet living in 1S47, 
aged 9j), are deserving of re< ord. When a young, she prevented a companv of thoe inarauderi- 
froin entering the house by threatening them, single 









The New York Valentines. 


haiified, tliat she would split, with a large ovcn-sliovel 
she held, the head of the first man that dared to cross 
the threshold. Her courage and determination alone 
saved the house from plunder. 

On another occasion, an intimate friend of hers was 
going a long journey into the interior, and desired to 
leave his money (tliirty pounds in gold and silver,) 
with her for safe-keeping. For greater security she 
concealed the money in her dress, designing to keep it 
until the owner's return; but that same evening « 
party of Skinners forced their way into her bed-room, 
and demanded the money. She cither denied possess- 
ing it, or refused to deliver it, and, upon their becoming 
violent, she called her brother. During the scuffle 
that followed her brother's entrance, she contrived to 
crawl away, hoping to c» ape unobserved, but in this 
she was disappointed. In this second assault, the 
money fell on the floor, or, as she described it, " it 
was fairly shaken out of her." Of course the free- 
booters seized and made off with it, delighted at their 

Thus much, mainly on the authority of Bolton; 
and now let us hear from Lossinc. In his " Field- 
Book of the Revolution," that author says : " Valen- 
tine's Hill, rising on the west side of the beautiful vale 
of Mile Square (a favorite ground for all parties 
during the war), affords some of the most charming 
prospects in Westchester. It is upon the road leading 
from Vonkers to the Hunt's Bridge Station (now 
West Mount Vernon), on the Harlem Railway. From 
its summit the rough hills .'.nd cultivated valleys ot 
that region are spread out like a panorama, and the 
eye catches glimpses of the Palisades on the Hudson, 
and the more distant varieties of feature displayed by 
Long Island Sound and the villages upon its borders. 

74 The I'nliiitiiiiS in Aiiu-ricn. 

Suutiiwaid, stretcliing aw.iy toward King's Bridge, 
is tlie beautiful vale sparkling with Tippett's Book, 
famous in ilic annals of West Chester for deeds of 
valor in |)arli/.an warfare. When I visited this region 
in 1.S50, MibS Elizabctli \'alentine,* aged eighty-three, 
was yt li\ing there with the present owner of the 
farm, Elijah Valentine. She well remembers being 
caressed bv Washington, and afterwards frightened by 
the fierce-looking Highlanders and Hessians. 

"On the summit of this hill intrenchnients were 
cast up in the summer of 1 776, and here Washington 
was encamped a few days before the battle of While 
Plains. Here Sir William Erskine was encamped with 
a detachment of British troops in January, 177S; and 
in the autumn, a few weeks before he sailed to attack 
Savannah, Sir Archibald Campbell was liere with tlic 
Seventy-first Regiment of Highlanders. During the 
whole war Colonel James Delancey kept recruiting 
officer-, at .Nlile Scjuare; and in this vicinity Simcoe, 
with the Queen's Uangers, often traversed, and some- 
times penetrated to the Croton River. Heath says 
tliat on the i^tli of Se|)tcml)er, i 7.S2, foragers, with a 
covering part)' (Ive or six thousand strong, accompa- 
nied by Sir Guy Carleton and the young Prince, 
William Henry, m.ule an incursion as far as Valen- 
tine's Hill. After this, the vicinily was abandoned by 
the military, and then the lawless marauders harassed 
the pcvple. PriiKc C/iar/rs's /iV</i'//,'V tiiuf X(;^ro Fort 
were on the east side of this hill." 

I have dwelt thus much on the incidents connected 
with this region because, if not classic, it is at least 
historic ground, and because it is, and must always 
remain, the Mecca of the New York branch of the Val- 

* She ilicd in 1854, .lyol cijjhly-ciijlil. 

The Mew York VaUntints. 


entines. From this point, besides those yet residing 
there and in the immediate vicinity, thousands bearing 
the name have gone out, not only through the county, 
" and the region round about," but, with the enterprise 
of the race, have gone to the neighboring and more 
distant cities, and in some cases to distant parts of our 
country. From all I have read, seen and known of 
this branch, I should say they are noted for their cour- 
age and tenacity of purpose, and their stalwart size, 
strength and longevity — elements which ought to, and 
generally do, secure success in life. In the metropolis, 
many of this branch and their descendants are found, 
and they are almost uniformly enterprising and suc- 
ctssful business men, and not a few have been able to 
if-iireand enjoy their otium cum dignitate, with fortunes 
ol their own gathering. 


Tlif I'li/iiiliiiis in Atnerica. 



[ConlrihiUj by WHHjiii C. VnUnline. Esq., Brooklyn, N. )'.] 

THE Westchester County Valentines are de- 
scendants from Benjamin Valentine, a native 
of Holland, who, after serving in the Fiench 
army in Canada, settled near the town of Yonkcrs in 
1679, near "Valentine's Hill," a high ridge bordering 
what was known as the "Mile Square." Its summit 
affords one of the finest views in Westchester county, 
and belonged to the Manorial grant of lands to the 
Philipse family, from whom it was for a period o*" years 
leased by Mathias, son of Benjamin Valentine, and 
finally purchased (two hundred and thirty-eight acres) 
by Thomas Valentine, grandson of Benjamin, upon 
the confiscation of the Manorial grant to the Philipses 
(in consequence of the violation of the militarj* parole 
given by Colonel Frederick Philipse, in not returning 
to Yonkers), and sold and convejed by the Commis- 
sioners of Forfeitures appointed in pursuance of an 
Act of the Legislature of the State, passed May 12th, 
1781. Benjamin X'alentine married a Miss Odell, and 
left three sons, Mathias, Nicholas and Joseph. Ma- 
thias resided during his life upon the lands leased by 
liimself, and afterwards by his sons, and was married 
to Anna Ryclie, a daughter of Balthassar Ryche, son 
of the L'lrich of Fhiack,of the county of Kyburgh, in 
Germany. An old document, written in German, of 

The Wcstclicsicr County Vahiitincs. 


which the tolhjwing is the translation, is in possession 
of the family, relatinij to the Rychcs, and indicates 
the hii^li estimation placed upon moral character and 
legitimate birth by the early Dutch emigrants: — 

"I, Jolmnn Conraitt I Iciilt-gijcr, ScnV, of the C<)q>(>mli<m for 
Ciuilil, anil by the Council of tlie honorable city of Zurich, duly 
a|>|ii>inlL'il Sheriff of thi' county of Kyhurjjh, certify ami make known, 
that on the date incnlioneil below, the bearer of this, Haltha'.sar 
Kyche, son of the late Ulrich cf Flaacl<,situateil in my juri^iliction. 
appeared before me, stating, that whereas having been many years and 
days absent from this countr)-, and in eonsc'jnence of a purchase made 
by him, intending to reside in future with his wife ami children at 
Sandhu^^en. in the electoral palatinate, as his permanent residence, he 
therefire humbly requestetl an authentic certificate showing his honest 
birth, pedigree and name, and likewise that be leaves this country 
with a go<»d name and character, in order that he may pr<»duce such 
testimony when and where it might be requisite. 

"Wherefore, I, having heard the said Kyche's petition, conceive it 
to be no more than right and just to grant him his request, after 
hn\ing made diligent inquiries respecting his character, and also ob- 
tained from the regularly oidained minister here a written acknowl 
eilgment that his parents were lawfully married, and he thus legiti- 
mately conceived and born, and subsequently baptized in a Chris- 
tianlike manner, on the first day of June, ifi62, in the presonLt of 

" It also ap|>cars, from his infancy and during the time he resided 
her.,', he conducted hini^^clf ujirightly ami without reproach; and that, 
when he left this place, he carried with him an honest reputation. In 
te-linitmy whereof, and in (.i-rapliance with his humble and dutiful 
request, I have caused this \\Titten certificate to l>e prepared for the 
said Ryche, and have i.t i>ed the seal of office to l>e affixed thereto. 
Done and pas^ed on the lOlh day of January, l6<^9, counting from the 
birth of Christ, our Savfour. (.Signed) 

■• The County Clerk (Scl.iegk) at Kyburgh." 

From the marri.ige of Mathias Valentine, the eldest 
son of Benjamin, wiili Anna Ryche, daughter of Bal- 
thassar Ryche, five sons were the issue — Abraha.m, 


The l'(i/i iitiiiii ill .h/hrirti. 

John, Mathias, Samuel and Thomas. Tlie Inst named, 
Thomas, was married to Isabel Laurence, and became 
proprietor, by purchase, of the lands formerly leased 
by his father from the Philipses, an-l whicli have been 
owned by his descendants in many successive genera- 
tions to the jircscnt day. 

During the Revolutionary War, the Valentines 
evinced an active sympathy for the Patri(jt cause, and 
contributed their means and personal services in tlic 
furtherance of American independcni e. Their resi- 
dence on Valentine's Hill was accepted and occupied 
as the headquarters of General Washington iluring 
the military operations, resulting in llie evacuation of 
the city of New York b)- the British forces. 

Nicholas Valentine, the second son of Benjamin, 
settled in New Jersey, and his posterity are numerous 
in that State. Joseph Valentine, the youngest son of 
Benjamin, removed to East Chester, and left one son, 
Caleb, who left two sons, Caleb and Anthony. An- 
thony married a Miss Farringdon, and left four sons, 
James Anthonj", Jurdan and Daniel. The youngest 
son, Daniel, married Miriam Fisher, a great-grand- 
daughter of Isaac Lawrence, the progenitor of the 
East Chester branch of tlie Lawrences. This Isaac 
Lawrence removed from Newtown, Long Island, to 
East Chester in 16S9. llis fither, Thomas Lawrence, 
was <me of the Patentees of Newtown in i'666, and 
propriet(jr of Ilell-G.ite Neck, and was Major in Gov- 
ernor Leislcr's forces, i6yo. His uncle, John Law- 
rence, emigrated ivith his father from England to the 
Colony of New Amsterdam in 161 1, and was one of 
te first Patentees <if North Hempstead, Long Island, 
in 1644. lie was a Deinity to Hartford from Gov- 
ernor Siuyvesant in 1663; was Mayor of New York, 
Judge of the Sii]>eiior Court, and was a member of 

The Wcstclustcr County Vn/iiiliii,s. 


tlie Governor's Council .Tt the lime of his death in 

Miriam Fislier Valentine, wife of Daniel Valentine, 
lived to an advanced age, and died in the city of New 
York in the year 1S61. The C<jninion Council of New- 
York passed the following resolutions in reference to 
her decease : — 

" Al a !.Iated Ne->ion of the B'larJ of AMcrnicn of the City of New 
York, held January 2S. lS6l, Aldtrman F. I. A. lioole presenled the 
fullowinsj ]>ri.amljlt and resolutions: 

•' Whereas, this Board has learned, with jirofound regret, of the 
decease of MiKi.wi, widow of Hanicl Valentine, and mother of our 
mo't esictincd and ■cneralile Clerk, David T. Valentine, which oc- 
curred at her residence in this cit ' on Kriilay evening last, the 25lh 
ir.slant, al the aJ-.'anccd age of eighty years: 

"And whereas, the aliscncc of our vencraldc Clerk from the meet- 
ing of this Hoard this evening is occasioned by his lieing engaged in 
paying the last tribute of respect to the remains of his deceased 
parent, in East Chester, Westchester county : Be it, therefore, 

" Kesohed, That this Board, deeply sympjlhijing with the afflicted 
relatives of the deceased, particularly her descendants, and especially 
so with our rcsj>ected Clerk, her son, David T. Valentine, do hereby 
tender to him and tiicm our condolence in their affliction, reminding 
them that the deceased had far exceeded the allotted time for sojourn- 
ing here below, and that her advanced age and unimpaired faculties 
were the result of a well-sj^nt life, and should tend in a marked de- 
gree to assuage the grief consequent upon being forever deprived of 
the companionship of one so universally admired for her good quali- 
ties of head and heart. 

" Reu'lveJ. That this Board, out of consideration for the memory of 
the decea-ed, do now adjourn. Francis J. TwuMty, 

•• Defuly CUrkr 

The issue of Daniel and Miriam Fisher Valentine 
were four sons and four daughters — Fisher Ferris, 
David Thomas, Jurdan Edwin, Daniel, Evaline, Eliza- 
beth, Amelia and Emma. The issue from each gen- 


Till- I 'a/iitliiics in A titer ica. 

cr;i:ion iii the \'alciitincs being large, tliey are to be 
foiiiui in almost c\CTy U>\\n witliin tlie cdiinty of 
Westchester, and adjoining counties, and are more or 
lessronneeted h)- marriage with all of the families 
hxated within the count)- i)rior and subsequent to the 
War of the Revolution. In the formation of all the 
different townships throughout the county, as well as 
in the establishment of churches and schools, their 
names appear as active jiarticipants in the ])rogress 
and advancement of the interests of the section in 
which they were residents. Many of their names ap- 
pear in the professions, but the greater number are 
found engaged in agricultural, manufacturing or com- 
mercial pursuits. 

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second son of Daniel and Miriam Fisher Val- 
entine, was born in the town of East Chester 
in the year iSoi, and there resided until his education 
at the town academy was completed. After the close 
of the with Great Britain (1812-1815), he came to 
New York city, and entered as a clerk in a mercantile 
house, witli whom he continued for several years. The 
stirring events of the war gave rise to military desires, 
and he enlisted as a private soldier in the old Twenty- 
seventli Regiment, National Guard, now known as the 
Seventh Regiment; passed through all the subordi- 
nate gradations of rank, and was finally elected Cap- 
tain of his Company; which position he filled for a 
considerable period of lime, resigning in 1826, and 
declining the position of Major of the Regiment, 
which was tendered him. The high appreciatioii ot 
his command for him as a soldier and officer was man- 
ifested by their presentation to him of a magnificent 
sword, the duplicate of the one presented by the city 
to General Lafayette on his visit to this country ; and, 
upon the occasion of his resignation, of a massive 
silver pitcher duly inscribed. 

The seven )-ears of militar)- service performed by 
him had given rise to a distaste for commercial life, 
and his connection with the militia had brought hiin 
into contact with manj- of the prominent persons in 
political power at that time, .\mong these were the 
1 1 

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Honorable Recorder, Richard Riker, the late Judge 
James R. Whiting, and the Honorable William S. 
Coe, member of Congress, with all of whom he en- 
jojed the most intimate relations during his whole 
life; and it was chiefly by their influence that in 1826 
he obtained the position as Clerk to the Marine Court ; 
which office he retained until the )-ear 1830, when a 
considerable revolution occurred in the city govern- 
ment. It was at this time that he was appointed 
Deputy to Major General Jacob Morton, who was at 
that time, and had been for fifteen years previousl)-. 
Clerk of the Common Council. During the period of 
his service as Deputy Clerk, and up to the time of 
General Morton's death in 1836, the duties of the 
office were almost entirely performed by the Deputy, 
as General Morton's health had been for some years 
so feeble as to preclude him from any active exertions. 
Though the official work bore at that time but an insig- 
nificant proportion to what now falls to this depart- 
ment, it was then quite enough to tax the energies of 
any one individual. He continued, by the advice of 
friends, to serve as Deputy, although he performed all 
the work required of the Chief of the Department 
until the year 1842, when he declined longer ser\-ice in 
that capacity. His long service, experience and well- 
tried talents secured him, however, upon the nomina- 
tion of his friend, the late Ex-Judge James R.AVhiting, 
a unanimous appointment as Clerk of the Common 
Council, and Chief of the Legislative Department, 
the representatives in the Board of the different po- 
litical parties all uniting in voting for his appoint- 
ment ; and the same unprecedented course of the rep- 
res'^-iiiatives of the different political parties occurred 
in voting; his unanimous re-appointment from year to 
year until 1868. 

The Nc'll< York Valctitincs. 


Besides receiving numerous testimonials of plate, 
presented by retiring members of the Common Coun- 
cil of various years, as mementoes of their respect for 
his high character and services, the Common Council 
of the year 1851 voted an appropriation of five hun- 
dred dollars for the procurement of his portrait; 
which was executed bj- Jarvis, and now hangs in the 
Governor's room of the Citj- Ilall — this action of the 
Council being a compliment never before extended to 
any public officer, excepting the Chief Magistrate of 
the City and the Governor of the State. 

From the time of his appointment as Clerk of the 
Common Council may be dated that career of erudite 
capability for which he has been so many years con- 
spicuous. The Compilation of the Laws of the State 
of New York, relating particularly to the City of New 
York, published in 1862; the Revision of City Ordi- 
nances in 1859 and 1862, prepared by order of the 
Common Council — all attest his accuracy and research, 
and merit the encomiums bestowed upon his labor by 
the press and judiciary. But the work by which he 
was best known, and with which his popular fame is 
most associated, is the " Manual of tlie Corporation of 
the City of New York," including twent)'-five annual 
volumes, commencing in 1841-2. This work proves 
alike his industri", his literary talent, and his love for 
the antiquarian history of his citj* To all who feel 
an interest in the early history of New York; in its 
first attempts to become a city of the first rank ; in its 
progress during the first three decades of the century ; in 
its increasing and almost magical devclo|»inent of later 
years — these Manuals are a mine i>i wealth Enriched 
as it is with capital views of every jioint of historic 
nclL, and containing maps 'if old family estates, dating 
back to the remotest settlement of .Nlanhattan Island, 


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these scries will rciii.iiii an eiulurinsa; iiioiKiiiient of his 
incomparable zeal, iudiistry and judgment. It was 
his great love for the compilation of these Manuals 
that operated upon his mind in declining the nomina- 
tion to tlie Chief Magistracy of the City of New York, 
often urged upon his acceptance by warm and power- 
ful friends, as it would have precluded him from grati- 
fying his love for antitpiarian lore in this field, which 
to him was a labor of love, in rescuing from oblivion 
much of the Ancient History of New York. He also 
prepared and published the Documentary Histor)- of 
tiie City of New York, one volume; and had his life 
been spared but a short time longer, the.second volume 
-vould have been given to the public. 

The great length of time (thirt3--seven years,) that 
he had held his official position irr the Legislative De- 
partment of the city, had familiarized him with the 
details of the various charter rerpiirements and legis- 
lative enactments; and his judgment was often sought 
and invariably respected, in many a complicated and 
disputed question, by distinguished men of all political 
parties, with many of whom, and more particularly 
in the earlier days of the cit)- government, he was on 
terms of the warmest friendship. The community at 
large were never more shocked than by his super- 
sedure in office on the ist January, iS68; and the 
press, without a single exception, united in condemn- 
ing the act as a public misfortune. 

He was married by Rev. Dr. AVilHams to Martha 
Carnell, youngest daughter of Captain William Car- 
nell, an officer in the Ii!nglish n.ival service, June 24, 
iS^i.and by this union left issue surviving him, of 
three sons and two daughters, viz: David T., William 
Carnell, Gustavus .\., Martha A. and Amanda A. 
This wife, the mother of his children, died, and in 

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1856 he was married to Caroline M. Spicer by Rev. 
Edward Laliirop. By tiiis second marriage tiiere was 
no issue. 

Miss Emma Valentine, sister of llavid T., married 
Dr. Parkinson, tlic presiding Pliysician at the Dis- 
pensary, the son of Rer. Dr. Parkinson, a noted Hap- 
tist clergyman of New Vork. Miss Amelia V'alentine, 
another sister of D.ivid T., married Tlioinas P. Wilson, 
merchant, of New Vork city, now deceased. I?oih the 
widowed sisters now reside together, at Fordham, de- . 
voting their tiine to wortliy objects of benevolence. 
The youngest, and only surviving brother of David T., 
is Daniel X'alentine, a retired, who has re- 
sided in, and been for many years coniiecte I with, the 
interests .jf the town of Fordham, Wcstcliester count)-, 
now the ?4th Ward of New Vork <ity, by recent an- 
nexati i and his name was recently |)resented to the 
Mayor ^i New Vork city by his luwnsmeii as one of 
the School Trustees of the Ward. 

It can justlv be said of David T. X'alentine, tliat no 
man ever left a more pure and spotless reputation. 
His love for truth, and his integrity, was not only 
evinced in a long and honi>ral>le////'//V career, but tlicy 
fairly shone forth in his beaming countenance. No 
man ever thought of approaching him with a" ques- 
tionable proposal, and none \ere ever found to breathe 
a suspicion on any public or private action. His 
whole life was a noble record and example to the 
community; and, while bearing this testimony of his 
career as a public officer, it falls short of expressing 
fully his character. The eminent piety that adorned 
his whole life is, in a religious aspect, the most charm- 
ing feature of his character, and is eloquently set forth 
by his pastor. Dr. Kendrick, at his funeral before one 
of the largest congregations ever assembled, which 

86 The Valentines in Ameriea. 

was held in the Baptist Tabernacle Church, on 
Secund-uvcnue, of wiiich church lie had long been a 

The writer of this brief and imperfect sketch feels 
that it is due alike to the subject as well as to the dis- 
tinguished preacher, to give the following 

Synopsis oj Dr. KendHck's Sermon. 

" There were, he doubted noi, some passages in the Bible indicative 
of the live*; of each of God's children ; and, with regard to this particular 
Chri>tinn soul, who had been called hence, and who-.e demise they 
row so deeply regretted, he thought the Scrijilures might supply a 
word that would empha>i2e their ideas. In the 36th verse of the 13th 
chapter of Acts he 'ead : ' Aftt-r he had scnrd his oum generation hy 
the -i'ill of God, he fell on sleep.' This is spoken of King David; 
but were he (the preacher) called upon to write the epitaph of their 
decea^d friend and brother Christian, he knew of nothing that would 
more -vtrikingly indicate the life of Mr. Valentine than the senlence he 
had ju-t read. David's life showed that his heart was in the business 
of serving God. But he likewise served his own age faithfully, and 
in serving it he ser\ed all the ages. After dwelling on this point at 
some length, and showing how like David's in this respect was the life 
of the decea^ed, the speaker alluded to the dignity and reward of a 
Useful public career. Such a life is sublime with the inspirations of 
beauty. To serve the present age is the duty of ever)' man, each 
acting in his own allotted sphere, and exercising whatsoever talent 
God has given him. The true man must inevitably be of service to 
his fellows, and mu-^t leave hi^ impress wide and deep on the age that 
comes after him. Our first duty is to serve God, but we cannot dis- 
connect this from ihe service of mankind ; they go together — piety 
and u-efu!ness, religion and philanthropy. There are. it is true, many 
men of warm and charitable hearts, practical philanthropists in every 
scn.e, who are without religion. He would say nothing to dispraise 
them, nor to lessen their charitable impulses, but candor compelled 
the avowal that in the highest and best sense they were not sening 
their generation according to the will of God. To fulfill this require- 
ment, religion must be intimately connected with and be the main- 
sjiring of all our actions. It became the public officer as well as the 
citizen in private station. Although, he said, he could not fully sub- 

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scribe to the tlocinne, that an honest man is the noblest work of God, 
he confessed thai he reverenced that quality which is described by 
the strong but homely word " integrity." He maintained a profound 
respect for honesty in public life, whether it be found at Albany, in 
Washington, or in this great metropolis ; but noble as was the h< nest 
man, the Christian man was nobler still. Their deceased friend came 
fully up to this requirement. The useful Christian life is sure of its 
reward. There is nothing more true than the old aphorism, ' Virtue 
is its own reward/ There is a positive luxury- in doing good, and, by 
the force of our example, influencing others in the same course. It is 
something consoling to grow old in the consciousness of being es- 
teemed by a whole community. For such a man as this — for the aged 
Christian — dying is but going home, and departure hence is simply to 
enjoy the full fruition of eternal beatitude. Such a life, such a death, 
he believed, was David T. Valentine's. His life was a public one. 
Few names in our great city were better known than his ; few men 
were more respected. He was a gentleman of the old school. An- 
other of the old landmarks of New Vork society was now removed. 
His thirty-seven years of service as Clerk of the Common Council 
show his capacity as well as the implicit trust reposed in him. Not- 
withstanding the mutations of party politics, he was always retained 
in office ; and after having passed through so many years of ser\'ice, 
the breath of suspicion dares not t^day asperse the character he has 
left behind him. 

"The preacher spoke of what had often been I'emarked of him — 
his strong rtsemblattcc to George Washington — and said that every one 
would remember how this thought occurred to their minds uhen they 
first saw the deceased. Much as he would be missed in civil life, how- 
ever, he would be still more regietted by the congregation of which 
he was so devoied and pious a member. He was prized as one who 
had served, with all the ardor of his nature, the cause of Je-us Christ. 
At fifteen years of age he joined the B.aplist denomination, and was 
baptized in the old Mulberr^-slreet church by Rev. Dr. Maclay. In 
1S42. he was made a Deacon of the Tabernacle church, and coniinued 
in the discharge of his deaconate duties until his death. He was in 
truth a devoied Baptist of the old school. 

" When, in 1S6S, he left the public office he had held so long, his 
mind and body missed their accustomed stimulus and general debility 
ensued. Throughout all his illness, however, his trust was in his 
Saviour, and his dcjiarture hence was calm and pca« eful. Literally, 
* he fell on sleep,' and went to the bo*om of his Father and his God. 

88 TJie Valentines in America. 

The old and faiihful clerk has cca->ed lo write ; the hand of the scrn>c 
has forgot its cunning, and care?* of office no longer vex his brain. 
Hut he has gone to scrutinize the bookb the Recording Angel is writing 
fur us all, and to receive the reward of his faith and unbounded trust 
in Jesus Christ." 

[As a specimen of the feeling of the public at the 
removal of Mr. Valentine, the author of this work 
may be pardoned for giving; the following extract en- 
tire — taken from the Brooklyn Tiffirs o\ Dec. 19, 1S67.] 


" David T. Vnlenline, Clerk of the New York Bocrd of Aldermen 
uninterruptedly since 1855, is at last to be turned out of the position 
which he has held so many years, that, under the legal doctrine of 
'adverse pos'vession/ he has long seemed to have a peculiar and Im- 
pregnable title to the office. They must be a cruel set of people who 
in caucus oa Tuesday night resolved lo eject the old man. Every 
body who has a mental habit of venerating the past will feel a twinge 
of regret al hearing that the old man is not to be allowed to '^pend 
the brief rennnant of his life in the office he has so long occupied. It 
affects us just as did the intcliigence of the Missouri Legislature 
electing a successor to Old Bullion, instead of allowing the name of 
Thoma-. H. Benton still lo remain on the roll of the United Stales 
Senate, where it had stood so long We cannot say that there is any 
wrong done in either case. Of course, the occupant acquires no legal 
right, nor can it even be averred thii he nlilains a moral title to reten- 
tion in an office by reason of long aiui faithful service. It would be 
intoleratle to adopt the constant rule f»f continuing a man in an office 
simply because he had been found in it. Rotation in office as a rule 
is. on ihe whole, infinitely superior to fixity of tenure. The evils of 
the frequent change — and they are many — are light compared with the 
abuser, which would result from immobility in office. But still, to all 
rules there are exceptions ; and it does ^eem that a man must have had 
peculiar fitness for the office to have commended himself to over thirty 
successive bodies of nominators, so that each year he was continued 
in his post as if by acclamation. New light seems to have al last 
dawned upon the New York Aldermen; as in Hgypl, 'a new- King 
arose, v ho knew not Joseph.' The scr\ices of the veteran Clerk — 
his long experience, hi? incomnuinitable (jualification of possessing in 



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memory the key to the past history of the corporation — all have not 
availed to save him from the fate which, sooner or later, overtakes 
alike the most able and useful public servant, as, Dy way of compen- 
sation, it also involves the most valueless and dishonest official." 

" Another Valentine. — While writing of David T. V^alentine, the 
thought strikes us that we owe a paragraph to another Valentine, 
nearer ht>me, our friend Thomas \V,, the talented and estimable Prin- 
cijjal of Public School No. 19. He is to lecture to-nigbl at the rooms 
of the Library Association, South Eighth-street, and we need not as- 
sure our readers that he will say something well worth listening to. 
He has chosen as his topic 'Bribery,' — a practical subject, on which 
people can be amused, instructed and improved quite as much as by a 
discourse on any of the historical subjects or generalities which are 
most frequently lectured upon, while at the same lime good, in the 
sense of useful, practical reform, may be promoted by the ideas which, 
un such a topic as bribijr)', may be evolved from a shrewd and sensible 
mind like Mr. Valentine's. The clergj-and profes^-ional lecturers have 
almost a monopoly of the rostrum. Nov, i' is said to be possible 
to choke a dog with pudding ; and if so, may it not be equally pos- 
sible for the lecture committees to be giving the jiublic too much 
preacher, by filling their courses with the names of gentlemen who 
are constantly ventilating their ideas in public? Many of our clergy- 
men are vcr)' able men ; and the practice of constantly speaking in 
public makes them not only fluent, but quickens and sharpens their 
mental faculties, so that they perceive a good deal which it is for the 
public benefit to learn, and they know how to tell it to the public in 
aver)' interesting manner. But still, no vessel will hold more than a 
certain <iuantity, and when we come to be perpetually pouring out of 
it, the fluid will be exhausted, or will trickle out in very slow drops. 
So it is with the ideas of the mini:*ters and oi Jinary lecturers. They 
have, no doubt, more and better ideas than other men, and are 
better able to express them; but they are finite.' and the drain on 
them, mentally and verbally, is immense. It is well, therefore, to vary 
a lecture course by inter>perbing the names of gentlemen like Mr. 
Valentine, who, w ith all the menial cultivation of the professional 
speakers, is exempt from the mental exhaustion which their work en- 
tails. He may bring to the rostrum the first fruits of months of silent 
study and reflection, freshened by the cheerful medium of their con- 
veyance, his ow n merrj' and w ilty disposition. There is no resident 
of the district who is better able to prepare a discourse which shall be 


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at once malli.rof amusement and .suggc:!tive of valuable thought, than 
Mr. \'alentinc; and we expect the more from him because of the 
rarity of the demands upon his powers in this dircctioi). 

Tlu Maryland Valentines. 




THE following letter, though not intended for 
publication in its present form, as it distinctly 
states, is, in itself, so good a sketch of this 
branch, that the editor takes the liberty of giving it 
entire, and just as it was received from its distin- 
guished author, the Rev. Milton Valentine, D.D., 
President of Pennsylvania College, at Gettysburg, 
Pa. If all the editor's circulars and letters in search 
of d.ita for this work had brought equally prompt, 
clear and well-digested responses, his task would have 
been a comparatively easy and agreeable one: — 

"Gettysburg, Pa., March 18, 1874. 
" Prof. T. W. Valentine: 
"Dear Sir: 
"The Valentine Family, the genealogy and con- 
nections of which are requested in your circular and 
letter of February 25, seems to have no traceable 
relationship to any of the three distinct families 
mentioned as first settled on Long Island, in Massa- 
chusetts, and in Westchester county, N. Y. Several of 
the points, concerning which information has been 
specially sought, have not been ascertained. Possibly, 
if more time were taken, and search made among old 
papers in some branches of the family, in the records 
of Frederick county, Maryland, and elsewhere, the 
facts in reference to these points might be recovered. 

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But to make tliis search would delay the publication 
of your work. The information still wanting concerns 
the precise linic and |)lare of tlie original settlement of 
the family in this country, and the particular part of 
Germany from which it came. Perhaps more definite 
and satisfactory information may yet be obtained. 

"Througli the kindness of William Valentine, Esq., 
the only surviving brotlier of the writer's father, who 
has examined all the papers and other sources of in- 
foiniation within Jiis reach, and from- Mrs. Jacob Val- 
entine (the writer's mother), the following may be 
given as the principal facts known as to the family 
genealogy and historj': — 

"i. This family of Valentines has its origin in this 
country from George Valentine, who came from 
Go many, probably from the Rliine distinct, some time 
in the earh' half of the eighteenth century-, settling at 
first most likely in the State of New York, or in Dela- 
ware, or Eastern Pennsylvania, but removing afterward, 
about 1740, to Frederick c<juntj% Md., and settling on 
ilie Monocacy river. He engaged in agriculture, own- 
ing a farm of from four to five hundred acres of land. 
He lived here on his farm till his death, in 1783, and 
was buried, I believe, in the private family burying- 
ground. Tliough the precise date of his immigration 
cannot be fixed, circumstances seem to connect it with 
the time of the bitter sufferings of the Protestatits of 
(Germany, in connection with ' The War of the Spanish 
Succession.' Circumstances likewise point to his first 
settlement, or at least residence, in New York, Dela- 
ware, or Eastern Pennsylvania, as traditions in the 
family represent that the captains of the emigrant 
sliips were required to report their immigrants, and 
l/iesr had to^'^ fo Philadelphia to take the oath of alle- 
giance. Of the time and occasion of his subsequent 

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settlement in Frederick county, Md., only the fact, as 
above, is known. This ' first parent ' of this family of' 
Valentines was a Lutheran. Though not a preacher, 
he was earnest and active, and held meetings on Sab- 
bath-day, in which he read and explained the Scrip- 
tures. These meetings were held in private houses, as 
churches had not yet been built in the neighborhood. 
"Whetlier or not George Valentine was accompa- 
nied by any brothers or other relatives of the name, 
we are unable to ascertain. 

"2. The Family, or Children, of this Mr. George 
Valentine, consisted of four sons and three daughters. 
The names of the sons were Jacob, John, Henry, and 
George. The order of their ages ! am unable to give. 
Jacob and John spent their lives at the family home- 
stead. Henry removed to the State of Ohio. George, 
unmarried, died in Frederick City. The three daugh- 
ters were married, one to a .^Ir. Wagner, one to a Mr. 
Matthies, and the other to a Mr. Ogle. Two of these 
lived in Maryland, and one in McConnell's Cove, Pa. 

" We drop out of view now all the branches of the 
family but that of Jacob V'alentine, the first-men- 
tioned son of George Valentine. He was married to 
Miss Mary Freese, and they had nine children, viz: — 

"The oldest, John Valentine, born April 12, 17S0, left 
Frederick county, removed to Ohio, and settled near 
Ciicleville, where his family, I believe, have mostly 
continued. He died at the age of about seventy-eight 

'■^George Valentine, born April 28, 1782, removed to 
Fairfield county, Ohio, where, dying at an old age, 
seventy-seven or seventy-eight, he left a large family. 

"Elizabeth I'alenlinc, born April 22, 1785, was mar- 
ried to Mr. Philip Zimmer, and lived in Ohio. 

"Sarah Valentine, born June 22, 1788, was married to 

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Mr. Peter Warri felts, and lived and died in Frederick 
county, Md. 

"Jacob Valentine, born January 7, 1793, married Re- 
becca Picking, and lived and died in Maryland — the 
latter part of his life in Carroll county, engaged in 
agriculture. He died in 1863. He had a family of six 
sons and three daughters. As your correspondent is 
one of these sons, he will take the liberty of a further 
statement of the present generation of this family of 

'■^Catherine Valev.tine, born January 7, 1793, died in 
her twenty-second year. 

"Samuel Valentine, born March 3, 1796, lived as a 
farmer all his days in Frederick county, Md. He died 
at the age of seventy-seven years, leaving his children 
in tlie neighborhood in which the)' were brought up. 

"Henry Valentine and Magdclene Valentine were twins, 
born December 14, 1798. Henry removed to Ohio in 
1846, and died at the age of fifty-five years. He left a 
family there. Magdelene was married to Mr. Jacob 
Firor. They, too, removed to Ohio some years ago, 
but, since the death of Mr. Firor, she has returned to 
the East, and now lives in Virginia. 

"William Valentine, born August 9, 1802, remained 
on the old family homestead for a long while, and still 
lives near it, giving it over to the charge of one of his 
sons. He has eight children living, six sons and two 
daughters, all married, and living in Carroll and 
Frederick counties. This uncle, William, and Mrs. 
Fir6r, are the only children of my grandfather still 

"4. The above statements show the branching out 
of this stock of Valentines, from the original settle- 
ment uptm the Monocacy river, Md. It is unnecessary 
to give any further account of these families in the 

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present generation, or of their still enlarging num- 
bers. And the account, were it attempted, would take 
too much time. It may not be out of place, however, 
to state briefly a few things in reference to that branch 
in which I myself stand. My father, Jacob Valen- 
tine, ilie fifth child of Jacob and Mary (Freese) Val- 
entine, had a family of nine children, six sons and 
three daughters, all of whom lived to adult age, and 
all but two of whom still live. The six sons, in the 
order of tlieir ages, are Levi, Josiah, Ezra, William, 
Milton, Thomas. Thomas was married, and died in 
Baltimore: '" '853. He left no children. Levi Valen- 
tine resides in Baltimore, and is connected with the 
Government Office of Steamboat Inspection. Ezra 
Valentine also resides in Baltimore, carrj-ing on the 
business of milhvrighting. Josiah Valentine is a farmer 
in Frederick county, Md. William Valentine also re- 
sides in Frederick county. Of the three daughters of 
my father, in the order of their ages, Ann Bebccca, 
Afary Ellen, and Lydia Laviula, the last died in 1863. 
The other two, married, as was also Lydia,, are living, 
the one in Frederick county, and the other in Carroll 
county, Md. 

" As to my own history since entering the ministry of 
the Gospel, in the Lutheran Church, in 1852, I need 
say little. This ministry, begun in Winchester, Va., 
was c(jntinued in Allegiian)- City, Pa., Greensburg, 
Pa., and, subsequently, Reading, Pa. From this place, 
in 1S66, I was called to the Chair of Ecclesiastical 
Historj", &c., in the Theological Seminary of the 
Lutheran Cliurch, at Gettysburg, Pa. On the death 
of Dr. H. L. Bauglier (1S6S), President of Pennsyl- 
vania College, I accepted the call to the presidency of 
this institution. 

" I do not suppose that much of the detail in the ac- 

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count I liiive given you will be of any interest to you, 
or, indeed, of mucii account to you in writing your 
buoic. I have, however, written the detailed state- 
ments, botli to throw tiie facts into shape for my own 
preservation, and to furnish )-ou the materials out of 
which you may — should you think it advisable to make 
any notice of it at all — shape such notice after your 
own ideas or plan. I wish you not to consider my 
own writing as for the press, in form as from me. 
Any additional facts which you may desire and which 
are within my reach, I shall be happy to furnish to 
your use. " Truly yours, 

„ " M. Valentine." 

On another page will be seen a good view of the 
excellent institution of which Rev. Dr. Valentine is 
the honored President ; and on another still, a likeness 
of his somewhat pallid but intellectual face and head. 
He is evidently one of those to whom hard study is no 
stranger; but, after all, in the writer's opinion, he is to 
be honored for his earnest, unaffected piety, his sub- 
lime faith in the Christian religion, and his frequent, 
sturdy and telling blows in its propagation and de- 
fense, even more than for his intellectual greatness. 
Of his printed works, I can only refer now to the fol- 
lowing: " The Relations of the Family to the Church" 
published some years ago, while a pastor in Reading; 
" The Essential Principle of Reform" an Address deliv- 
ered before the Alumni Association of Pennsylvania 
College, 1865; ^'^ Inaugural Address" on his taking the 
Presidcncj', December 21, 1868; "Jusiifcatuu by Faith" 
the Holman Lecture before the Theological Seminar}-, 
Gettysburg, 1S69; "Completeness in Christ" a Bacca- 
laureate Discourse, Gettysburg, 1870; " The Dynamics 
of Success," a Baccalaureate Discourse, Gettysburg, 


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1871; "Faith the Essential Element for Jiight Living" 
also a Baccalaureate Discourse, 1S72. All these 
works (and many other articles for Reviews, Maga- 
zines, &c.), evince intellectual vigor and profound 
scholarship; but his "Inaugural Address " especially 
proves him to be one of the most intelligent, skillful 
and progressive educators of our country, and fully 
shows the wisdom of the Trustees of the College in 
calling him to preside over the institution which had 
been his Alma Mater more than twenty years before — 
a post which he accepted only upon their repeated 
solicitations. The writer only regrets that Dr. Valen- 
tine's innate and profound modesty should prevent the 
readers of this work from knowing more of one 
whom, though he maj- bear no relationship to most of 
them, they will ever regard with interest, not merely 
because of his name, but on account of his strength of 
character and his great moral worth. 


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Merchant and Banker^ Aurora^ lUiHoh, 

[The following article should have been inserted at 
the head of "The Washington County Valentines," 
but its facts were not received in season for it.] 

THE histor}- of a man who achieve: success and 
acquires a competence by his own exertions is 
far more interesting than that of one who sim- 
ply inherits a fortune, especially if, -vhile "diligent in 
business," he is also " fervent in spirit, serving the 
Lord," his history becomes doubly interesting; for it 
proves that one may be a good business man, and an 
active Christian at the same time. Such a man is the 
subject of this notice 

Daniel Valentine, son of Elias S. and Mary (Church) 
Valentine, was born in the town of Salem, Washing- 
ton count)-, N. Y., July 30, 1813. In early manhood, 
he, in connection with his father, commenced the lum- 
ber business, and, though only twenty years of age, 
would have succeeded well but for the common mis- 
take of ambitious young men, in overtaxing his 
strength, often working eighteen hours a day. This 
brought on a long illness from typhoid fever, which 
so much imp.Tired his constitution that it was then 
supposed he would never be able to endure hard labor 
again. At the suggestion of his father, in 1S34, he 
commenced mercantile life in the village of Shushan, 
which he successfully prosecuted there for twenty 

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years, adding to the usual country trade the purchase 
of wool, pork, and other farm products, gradually 
building up a large trade, and making a lasting repu- 
tation for himself as a thorough business man, a 
public-spirited citizen, and a zealous working Chris- 
tian. He thus built up a large trade in that Iiitherto 
insigniScant place, and " D. Valentine's Store" be- 
came known to all the farmers for thirty miles around 
there. Affable, full of wit, friendly, and especially 
true to his word, he was the man to gain friends; but 
another secret of his success was selling cheaply, for he 
then and yet believes a swift sixpence better than a 
slow shilling. " Low prices and quick returns " is his 

He was married, March 17, 1841, to Miss Sarah J. 
Ruste, of Cambridge, N. Y. About three years after- 
ward, they united with the Baptist Church in Shu- 
shan, holding that relation till their removal to their 
present location, when they connected themselves 
with the First Baptist Church, a relation that yet 

But while yet in Shushan, so incessant were his 
labors in every department, that he again overtaxed 
his strengm, and his health failed, so that he was 
obliged to close up business for over a year. During 
that time he visited Saratoga, the South, and the West ; 
and finding the climate of the latter agreeable, he 
finally removed to Aurora, Illinois, where he yet re- 
sides. Here he is still engaged in the same business 
as formerly, only far more extensively. He has done 
for Aurora what he did for Shushan. When he came 
to that place twenty years ago, there was no market of 
any extent for the farmers around, and he therefore 
made one ; so that these now come from the country 
fifty or sixty miles around,_to bring their produce to 

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Aurora. He also receives wool from Iowa, Wisconsin, 
Minnesota, &c., making tliat the best wool market in 
the State — all of wliich is secured by liberal prices and 
honorable dealing. He has done much for the North- 
west, by influencing tlie railroads to reduce the prices 
of freight, therebj- giving the farmers an increased 
price for their products. 

To show the extent of Mr. Valentine's business, his 
average annual shipments to New I'ork and Boston 
for tlie last ten vears liave been : five hundred thou- 
sand poimds of wool, from one Iiundred to two hun- 
dred car-loads of pork, one hundred tliousand dollars' 
worth of butter, thirty thousand dollars to forty thou- 
sand dollars' wortli of poultry, besides eggs and other 
things in proportion. He bears the same reputation, 
here, among the farmers, in the world, and in the 
Church, as he did in Xew York State. For the past 
five years he has also been engaged in banking — three 
years under tlie firm of X'ai.emine & Williams, and 
for the past two years as Cashier of the "Second 
National Bank of Aurora." 

Mr. Valentine often remarks that if any influence, 
bevond that of the teachings of good Christian parents, 
had a tendency to inspire him with a desire to excel, it 
was the counsel and advice of his very dear friend and 
uncle, Clark K. Esiee, wlio was his teacher for ten 
years, and his adviser till llic d.'iy of his death. 

The children of Daniel and Sarah (Ruste) V^alentine 
liave been as follows: — 

Hattie A. Valentine, born in Shushan, Xov. 13, 1842. 
George D. Valinlinc, born Dec. II, 1S51, died Oct. ig, 1S52. 
H. Fannie Vaii nine, born Feb. 5, 1854. died April 19. 1873. 
William J. \"alcn!ine, born in Aurora, Oct. 30, 1858. 

The lady who furnished the facts for the foregoing 

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sketch, sends also the following interesting incident. 
Tlie owner of tlie ring marked " L. V." was Lydia 
Valentine, daughter of Joseph, as mentioned on page 
47 of this work. The "Moses" referred to afterward 
removed to Michigan, where he had one son and three 
daughters, and died about a dozen years ago: 


" It is evening — in one of those large old farm-houses, of the olden 
time.^ — and a happy fanrly of brothers and sisters are gathered in the 
spacious kitchen, with their gentle mother enthroned as a queen 
among them. All is life and animation ; for two of the stalwart sons 
have just returned from taking a load of produce to Troy, and of 
course arc brimming over with the worlds of }uw things they have 
seen, and heard, and dont. But one, a fair girl of sixteen, sits apart 
to enjoy her hapj/iiiess, which is too great for many words For has 
she not, on that plump, white hand a nice gold ring, bought in Troy 
by her brother ? and her heart thrills with joy as we can hardly ap- 
preciate in these days of ever)' luxury. One little trouble we can see 
in her eyes, as she looks on the beautifully engraved ' L. V.' The 
ring is a little large, and she is afraid she shall lose it. But time 
passes on, and she is so choice of her treasure that, though wearing it 
constantly, she begins to think it is not necessary to bear it so con- 
tinually on her mind. But the dark day comes, when no ring is on 
that plump hand. It is gone, and she laments her loss, searching the 
house over from garret to cellar, taking candles to assist her, as a last 
resort ; also the yard, where waste water has been thrown — every- 
where, possible and impossible — but no ring is found. It is gone 
forever, to her. Years passed, and that young girl rounded up into 
her gentle, dignified womanhood. One whom ?he considered worthy 
came and sought her as the queen of his heart :i'.d home ; so she left 
the dear old farm-house, and went forth to new cares, and joys, and 
sorrows, .\gain we see her, after the lapse of more years, a dignified 
matron, a few silver threads creeping among the locks so smoothly 
banded away under the pretty little cap. Her daughters are around 
her, and. as they piece their blocks, or ply their busy knitting-needles, 
she delights to wander back, in thought, to the dear old farm-house, 
among the hills, and tell them of her happy childhood ; of the silvery 
pond, with its fair white lilies ; the boat rides ; the berry pickings, and 

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a beautiful gold ring Moses brought her from Troy, and how she lost 
it. But time lingers not. Those childien are grown to womanhood, 
and now that wife anJ mother sees the hand of death laid on him who 
has made a Heaven of ihis world for her ! How her heart sinks within 
her! Agonizing are her urayers and tears! but the fiat has gone 
forth, and the loved one is taken up 'higher.* For a time she sinks 
under the burden of her sorrow, till the kindly physician says. 'You 
must try and live for your children/ Then, indeed, does she turn her 
back upon the past, and struggle for life ; but it is too late — the death 
stroke has beei: given, and she too must go. So they laid her down 
to rest — and her children live on, forming new ties, and again ihe 
music of children's voices is heard in their once desolate home. So 
the summers and the winters roll around, till the dear mother has been 
sixteen years with the angels ; when ' one of the family,' living in the 
old homestead, sends a message by the screaming locomotive to the 
far Western home — ' Did your mother ever lose a ring here, with " L. 
V." engraved upon it? We have found such an one, where waste 
water has been thrown out.* ' Yes ! Oh, yes ! It is a precious memo- 
rial of the girl of sixteen.' So it is sent, and received as a precious 
legacy from the dear dead mother, after its burial in the ground for 
half a century. J. A. BrOWN.** 

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THE ancient fami'y of Valentines, from whom 
have descer.ded t) e present New England Val- 
entines, and possibly the Long Island branch as 
well, had their family estate, known as " Bencliffe 
Hall," in the parish of Eccles, in the county of Lan- 
caster, England. This region of countr)* having been 
apportioned and set off at a later period than the more 
southern and eastern portions of England, in the time 
of William the Conqueror, in the eleventh century, of 
course no mention of the name is found in the famous 
'■^ Doomsday Book ;" but the evidence is clear and con- 
clusive that the family occupied this section at a very 
early period. Whether the progenitors of it came 
over from Normandy among the followers of William, 
or afterward directlj' from Saxony, or some other part 
of Germany, it is impossible now to say; but as this 
part of England was the last taken and occupied by 
the invaders, the latter supposition seems the more 
probable. The Valentines of Sutfolk are supposed to 
have come from that portion of Europe now known as 
Holland; and, as the name of Valentine is frequently 
found in France, and especially in Germany, and is 
traced so on to Southern Europe, it seems probable 
that the Lancashire family original!}- came from Cen- 
tral Europe, and are undoubtedly of Sa.\on descent. 
All this, however, is rather conjectural than certain, 
and, leaving the lab^Tinths of the obscure past, our 

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oSject henceforth will be to trace out the family his- 
tory only from a positively known point. 

The earliest record of this Lancashire family, of 
which we have positive evidence, is a copy of the Will 
of Richard Valentine, dated 1520. This document 
the author of this work has seen, but it is now unfor- 
tunately mislaid or lost. Richard Valentine" married 
Anne Hopwood, and at his death left his estate to his 
son, Thomas Valentine (whose name is found as wit- 
ness to a Will in 1526), who in turn left it to his son, 
Richard. This Will of Thomas Valentine is such a 
rare specimen of the language and customs of those 
times, that it is deemed worthy of being copied 
verbatim : — 

Tif If'Hl of Tf.' • .3J I'altntine, of Bent/iffe, Co. Lane., Gmi.* 

In the name ic. 2S March 1550. 4 Edw. 6. I Thomas Volan- 
tyne of Bencliffe, gent. &c. and my bodye to be buryed in Eccles. 
Churche. I gyflfe to my sunne Richard Valentyne all my landys &c. 
accordyne to the tenor of certen dcdys indentyd made 7 Oct. 3 Edw. 
VI. Also that these dysposyde of char)'te to pore folks by the ad\')'se 
of Syr Robart I.angley and Richarde my sune my executor. And I 
make Syr Rob.irt I.anj^Icy of Agecrofte kn\'ght [my] suprysorc. Also 
that all ycmen and ofTycers w^in the howse shall have e\')e one theym 

• There is no date of probate, but the inventory is dated 8th April, 
4lh Edw. VI. Rich.Trd Valentine, of licncliffe, Esq. (sixth in. descent 
from the testator), baptized at Eccles, lOth June, 1675, was high sheriff 
for the county of Lancaster in 1713. By his will, dated 23rd June, 
1 713, and proved at Ciivster, in 1716, he bequeathed Bencliffe Hall to 
his kinsman, Thomas Valentine, Clerk, of Franckford, in the county 
of Sligo, Ireland. The latter, in 1673, devised the estate to Samuel, 
son of John \'alcntine, of Boston, in New England, by a member of 
which family the Hall and fifty acres of land were sold, about the year 
I7q2, to a Mr. Partington. .Ac. 8120. AcaJemies. Chclham Society, 
vol. 51, pp. 134-5. (Remains Historical and I.ilcraiy, of Lancaster 
and Chester counties). . . . , 




The Lancashire (England) Valentines. 105 

xij' a pese to prey ffbr my sawle and cvye scnynge meyde xij'' lyke- 
wyse to prey for my sawle and evye husbandman or workman iiij'' a 
pese to prey for my sawle. To Alys my servaunde woman for hyr 
paynys takynye v'. To cvye on of the gcnlylwomcn xij'' a pese to 
prey for my sa«le. This beynge wylnes. TllOMAS Dddf.sox, pste, 
RoBART Laxglf.y, Robart Howden, Thomas Longworih. 
Thomas Locke, Xyciiolas Langton, Rouart Hali.e, Hexrve 
DoDESON, Ottys Hollaxue, of Clyflon, w" others. 

This second Richard, the legntee of the foregoing 
Will, had a son, Thomas, who married Doroth)', 
daughter of Ralph Malbun, of the Wast, Eccles, and 
died September 12, 1609. His children were John, 
vvlio married Elizabeth, daughter of John Risley, and 
died March 30, 1625 ; Richard, who died single; Mar- 
garet, who married Prestwick ; and Dorothy, who 

married Edward Htirt. 

The children of John V'alentine were John, who 
married Margerie, datigliter of J(jhn SIcighe, of Big- 
gin Grange, Derbyshire, and died March 14, 1680; 
Elizabeth, who married John Alderse}', of Chester 
county ; Thomas, who died single — and possibly 
others. But from this point the chain is broken, and 
much of the family history is involved in obscurity, 
so that what follows is only inference or conjecture, 
owing to the loss of important documents. It is 
known, ho a ever, that tlie second John had a son, 
Thomas, and [)robably several other children. To 
show tlie several relationships, oilier testimony must 
now be introduced. 


Tiie evidence is clear iliat ihere were three persons 
who bore tlieabove namcand title,all of whom belonged 
to this Lancasliire family. 'i"he ftrst I shall mention is 

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tlius described in RoflTc's "-Biilis/i Monutncntal Inscrip- 
tions :" " Rev. Tliotnas Valentine, M. A., fift)--six years 
a Dissenting minister at Epsom, descended from an 
anlinit family in Lancashire, 1756, aged eighty." The 
second was the Rev. Thomas Valentine, Vicar of 
Frankfort, Sligo county, Ireland, who died there in 
November, 1763, leaving " BencliflTe Hall," of which 
he was at that time the owner, "to Samuel Valentine, 
the eldest son of John \'alentine, late of Boston, in 
New England, mj- second cousin." Besides these, there 
had been still another, the Rev. Thomas Valentine, of 
London, a clergyman of the Established Church, and 
the autlxjr of the two printed sermons mentioned by 
Ailibone as published in London in 1642-1647. 

The Will of the Frankfort Vicar, above-mentioned 
is as follows: — 

•■ Ccfpy <•/ Ihi R,vd Mr. Thos. I'ahnlim- of Trtland Will and Te:- 

" In the name of [God] Amen. I Thomas Valentine Clk Vicar of 
Frankfort in the county of Sliyoe & Kingdom of Ireland being weak 
in body but in sound & perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty 
God for the same do make and publish this my last will and Testa- 
ment in manner and form following that is to say First I Give and 
Devise to Samuel Valentine the eldest son of John Valentine deceased 
late of Hoston in New England my ."Second Cousin his heirs & as- 
signs all that my Messu.ige and tenement Scituate lying and being in 
the Parrish of Eccles and county of I.mcasler called Bencliffe Hall 
together with Riders Tenement Contiguous thereunto — ^To hold to 
him the said .Samuel Valentine his heirs and assigns forever lyable and . 
subject to three shillings pr week to be paid by him the said Samuel 
Valentine for the Mentenance of M.irtha Holt my Kinswoman for 
and during her life as also to five Pounds for defraying her 
funeral E\i>enccs and in else of failure of payment by the said Sam- 
uel I hereby Impowcr my Executors herein after to le mentioned io 
lexy the same of the Prcuii?es aforesaid. Secondly I leave and be- 
queath to .'^aniucl Valentine aforesM his Brother Thomas and theii 

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Sister Eliz'e Gotich the sum of six hundred pounds Ster to be equally 
devided amongst them share and share alike that is to say two hundred 
pounds apiece. Thirdly I leave and bequeath to William Dawson 
Esquire of Lincoln's Inn and his Sister Elizabeth Broome of Dids- 
bury the children of the lale Mr. \Vm. Dawson of Manchester my 
Kinsman the Sum of seven hundred pounds Stcrl to be equally de- 
vided between them that is to say Three hundred & fifty pounds each. 
Fourthly I give & Bequeath the Sum of Six hundred pounds Sterl lo 
Mr. .Mien Vigor North Vigor and their Sister Abigail to be equally 
divided amongst them that is to say Two hundred pounds Each. 
Fifthly I Give and Bequeath the Sum of Three hundred pounds to 
Mr. Thomas Crompton & his Sister Mary Partington both of the 
I'arrish of Eccles aforesaid to be equally divided between them that 
is to Say one hundred and fifty pounds each. Sixthly 1 Give & Be- 
queath the Sum of Two Hundred pounds to Michael Holt of Eccles 
afores'd & his sister Anne to be thus divided between them that is to 
say one hundred and fifty pour Js to the said Michael and fifty to 
.\nne. Seventhly I Give and bequeath the Sum of Sixty pounds to 
be equally devided between the children of the late Thomas Holt 
Brother to the said Michael. Eighthly I Give and bequeath the Sum 
of Eleven Hundred pounds English .Ster w'ch I now have in the 
South sea fund I to ray Nephew John Ccckbum if it appears within 
six months after my Decease that he is in the Land of the living and 
if he be dead my Will and desire is that five hundred & fifty pounds 
of the said Sum shall flow in equal proportions thro* the aboves'd 
families of the aboves'd Cromptons and Holts and as many others as 
are connected to me in the same relation with them and are neces- 
sitous. All w'ch aforesaid Legacies I order to be paid out of my 
English property as sf<on as they can be collected by Mr. Allen Vigor 
& William Broom aforesaid boih of whom I do hereby Nominate and 
Appoint Executors of this part of my Property afores'd, and for ttieir 
trouble in Executing the same I Give & Bequeath the Sum of two 
hundred pounds to Each and all the rest i; Residue of my personal 
property that shall be in England at my Decease after my Debts and 
Legacy's are first paid I Give & Bequeath in equal proportions to .Mr. 
Samuel Valentine Wm. Dawson of Lincoln's Inn Esq'r, Allen Vigor 
and Wm. Broome thus far for the Dispositi'.'n of so much of my 
property xs shall be found in England at my Decease and w'ch will be 
found in the Hands of Mi. Wm. Broome <»f Didsbury afores'd in 
cash Bonds Mortgages &c. that belong and appertain lo me and are 
my property. 

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'• Now for the Disposition of my properly in IrelaBj 1 do hereby 
Order & direct that it he applied lo the uses and purposes follow ing 
lliat is (o say lirst I do herchy (ji\e iS; Hcquealh the Sum of Six hun- 
drciJ i>ouiids Slerl. for the Sui>port and Maintenance of the distressed 
Willows of the Clcrjjy of the dioceses of Hillala li Achowcy. Sec- 
ondly I Give and Bequeath the Sum of four hundred pound Sterl. 
towards the Institution of a Protestant charily schixil and for the 
jniiing out a few of the Protestant Apj)rentices to Trades w'ch school 
I •)riler to b** erected within the Unirjn of ffranckforl and I do hereby 
nominate & appoint the Lord Bishop of Hillala and the Vicar of 
ffrankfort both for the time being to be Trustees of the above sum. 
Thirdly I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Friend the Rev'd Alex- 
ander Clendining all and Singular my Library of Books together with 
the sum of two hundred pounds Sterl. my Gold headed Cane and 
three Silver Spoons to match three I formerly gave him, and as to the 
surplus rent arising arising out of the farm of Carrowgarry I leave 
tliis to Mr. Henry (farrel Surgejn of Sligoe during his natural life. 
But in case Mr. Saml. Scoclnvood of Hillala Survives him I order 
that the said Surjilus rent shall appertaii; ;■ d Belong to Rev'd Mr. 
Clandining during the term of said le.i Fourthly to my kind 

Friend and benefactress Mrs. .^nne Brown of Fortland I give and 
Bequeath :he sum of one hundred pounds Sterl. Fifthly I give and 
Bequeath to the poor of the Union of Frankfort the sum of Sixty 
pounds Ster. to be disposed of by the Rev'd Mr. Clandining as he 
shall think most proper. Sixthly I leave & Bequeath such a sum as 
to Mr. Clandining will seem sufficient to buy a decent cushing & 
Cloth for the Pulpit & also a proper coverlet for the communion 
Table. Seventhly I Give and Bequeath the sum of twenty pounds 
Ster. to Thomas Waldron twenty pounds to Robert Dillon twenty 
pounds to Mrs. Sarah Lynn Ten ]^'»unds to ffrancis Moore (ifty jxiunds 
Ster. to the Widow ,\nne .\tkinson relict of the late Thomas Atkin- 
son of Cabragh. And I hereby nominate and appoint the Rev'd 
Alexander Clandining aforcs'd my sole Executor to this part of my 
above Will w'ch concerns my Irish property most of w'ch at this lime 
is put out in the manner following that is S.ay Eleven hundred pounds 
in the hands of .Annesley Gore K^q'r four hund'd pounds in the pub- 
lick loan Three hundred pounds to Vaughan Jones E~q'r Two hun- 
<lred pounds to Robert Brown Esq'r One hundred pounds to Mathew 
Ormsby Esq'r and fifty pounds to John Osborne all at five pr. Cent. 
I also leave the Rev'd .\lexander Clandining aforesaid Executor the 
rest and Residue of my said Iri^h fortune after having first paid the 

Tlie Lancashire (England) Valentines. 109 

above sums appointed for charitable uses Legacy's funeral Expences 
and Debts revoking all former Wills by nr.e made. 

•' la witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal ihU 
tenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and Sixty Three. 

" Thomas Valentine. [i_ s.] 

"Signed Sealed published & Declared by the above named Thomas 
Vi'nuinc to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us who 
have hereunto Subscriljcd our names as witnesses in the presence of 
the Testator and of each other. 

"Jon'l Leech," 

" Elias Bowrav," 

" Rich'd Arbuthnot." 

The Rev. Thomas Valentine, the testator of the 
above Will, diuj Xov. 6, 1763, or about four months 
after the instrument was dated. 

no T]u Valentines in Avuriea. 

C H A P T E R X I I I . 

The Aruestor of the Nnv En^and Valentimej. 

IT must be acknowledged that when the writer of 
this work first commenced his researches into the 
history of this first ancestor of the New Eng- 
land Valentines, he had but few and slender materials 
for his work. All the historj- of the English Valen- 
tines, as given in the last Chapter, was to him then 
unknown. He only knew what his father. Gill Val- 
entine, Esq. (yet living in Xorthboro', Mass, in his 
eighty-sixth year), had told him, viz : that his great- 
grandfather's name was John, and that he lived in 
Boston — "only this and nothing more." Next, he 
consulted Sav.age, and learned only that " John Val- 
entine was made freeman in Boston, May 12, 1675." 
Soon after, he found an old legal document, verified 
before "John Valentine, Notar)- and Tabellion Pub- 
lick for Mass. Bay," dated 1706. Even the "Old 
Lynde Bible," so often referred to in these pages, and 
so famous as an heir-loom in the family, simply said 
this only of him: "My father, John Valentine, died 
Feb. I, 1723;" and even this was probablj- written by 
his son Thomas years after the death of his father, and 
from recollection only, as there is a mistake in the 
year. When the writer finally found the "Genealogy 
of the Valentine Family," written b)- General E. W. 
Pierce, he thought he could say, "Eureka;" but this 
document only said of him, "Of John Valentine, I 
learn nothing more than that he was the husband of 

John Valentine, of Boston. 1 1 1 

Mary Lyiide, of Boston, sj<i of Thomas Valentine, 
Vicar of Frankfort, in Ireland, and father of the 
family hereinafter to be described."' So that even 
these data, meager as they were, have since been found 
to be erroneous in two important particulars, namely, 
his parentage, and the date of his death. 

But what may not be found out by patient and care- 
ful research.' Poring over the volumes of tlie N. E. 
Gciualo^ical Rtgistcr, the writer stumbled upon the fol- 
lowing, taken from the private " Diary of Jeremiah 
Bumstead ": — 

"1724, Feb. I. — On ye I, Mr. Valentine, ye lawyer, hanged himself 
aU home in his upper chamber, with his sash. Mr. Harris, minister, 
& Mr. .^uchmully, giving calh of his dislraclion, he had a funeral] 
and »as burycd in ye church on ye 4th day of ye month." 

Again: in "Extracts from Iiiterleaiied Almanacs, 
by Samuel Sewall, Jr.," he found the following cor- 
roboration : — 

"Feb. I, 1724. — Mr. Valentine, the l:iwyer, Han|;s himself in a 
cockloft. A Little the afternoon they litid him. The Jury brought 
in Xon Ct^mpos." 

Here was a mystery. Could the individual whose 
tragical demise is thus recorded, be our ancestor.' 
Probably not; for among all the Valentine families, 
even the oldest persons could recall no tradition that 
their ancestor had been a lan'jcr — much less that he 
had hanged himself! Moreover, some of the proud, 
fastidious ones thought it was useless (or worse) to 
pursue the investigation any farther; for the idea that 
the ancestor of a race could be both a lawyer (a rara 
avis in those days) and a sukiile (also then more rare 
than now), and no record or tradition of these facts be 

112 The Valentines in America. 

found among all his descendants, was simply absurd 
and impossible! But the writer, more intent on 
reaching the truth tiian serving or sparing family 
pride, kept up the search for a full year, and is well 
satisfied with the result of his pains. In the " Massa- 
ciiusetts Historical Rooms," he finally found the object 
of his search: a complete file of the old '■^Boston 
Ne-,i.<s Letter" (almost the onlj- newspaper then pub- 
lished in New England) for the year 1724. In that 
paper, he found the following: — 

"Boston, Feb. i, 1724. — On Tuesday the 4ih Instant, the Corps of 
John Valentine, Esq. ; His Majesty's Advocate General for the 
Provinces of the Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire and Colony of 
Rhode Island, was here decently Interred : He was a Gentleman for 
his Knowledge i: Integrity most eminent in his Profession, Clear in 
his ConcejJtions, and Disliiiguihhal)le happy in his Expressions. It 
pleased GOD. some short time before his Death, to deprive him of 
these Excellent Endowments by afflicting him with a deep Melan- 
choly which brought on him the loss of his Reason, and was the 
cause of his much Lamented Death." 

If there is aiiglit in the above obituary which should 
cause atiy of the descendants of such a man to blush 
for siiamc, the writer is unable to discover it. More- 
over, as the Records of King's Chajjcl showthat John 
V^aientine was one of the Wardens of that Church in 
1715-16, his funeral probably took place there (on the 
same spot where Ch.vrles Su.mner's funeral obsequies 
recently occurred), and his remains were buried in 
King's Chapel Church-yard. 

Further reference is made to Mr. V'alentine in Ex- 
Governor Emory Wasliburn's ''Sketches of the Judicial 
History of .^fassachiisctts," as follows: — 

"J|>11N \'.\l KMINE. uf Holoii, held the office [.\dvorale General] 
at the time of his d-.alh, in 1724, and may have been the immediate 

^fvTl Pf?»» 





•asnoK3 ''03 aioiins as-v shoa .\\3S 





John ValcutinCy of Boston. 


successor of Mr. Lynde. ^Btfijamin LynJt\ who Iiad been appointed 
to the office in l6g7. He was a relative — perhaps a brother — of Mary 
L)Tide, who afterward became the wife of Mr. Valentine. He subse- 
quently became a Judge of the Superior Court.] Mr. \'alcntine was 
a lawyer of distingui>-hcd learning and integrity. An argument of his 
in the case of Matson v. Thomas, in which he was tipjwsed by Auch- 
mutly. Reed and Littles, is preserved, in which he manifested great 
familiarity with legal principles, as well as ability as an advocate. He 
is also said to have been an agreeable and expressive speaker." 

As to the parentage of Mr. Valentine, it is certain 
that he was not the son of Rev. Thomas Valentine, 
Vicar of Frankfort, as General Pierce asserts; for 
that gentleman died childless. The following docu- 
ment, in the handwriting of Thomas Valentine, of 
Hopkinton, who was a son of John Valentine, would 
seem to throw some light upon the matter. Though 
not dated, it is indorsed, — 

"Copy of a Litter to Mr. Wm., .V,r,>iant in Plymouth, 

" Sir, — I am informed by Captain Coleman, of Boston, that you 
have been inquiring after some person of my name who had some- 
thing left to him by some Relative in Old England, but could not 
find him. My father was born in I^ncxshire in England, and had 
several Relations living there some years ago — jjarticularly an Uncle, 
the Rev. Mr. Thomas Valentine of Epsom, who, by Letiers, gave 
us, his Relations i;i X. E. some reason to expect he would lake notice 
of us in his last Will. I shall take it very kind of you if you will 
give yourself the trouble to write me a line giving me furlhcr infor- 
mation of the affair. In so doing you will greatly oblige 
"Your most Obt, Humb. Servt, 

'• (Signed) T. V. 

"Please direct to me at Hopkinton, to the care of Mr. Wm. Gooch, 
at the Sign Admiral J'^rnon, Boston." 

The following letter, from the clergyman referred 
to in the foregoing, may have been one of those upon 
which these "great expectations" were based: — 

114 Tlic I'aliiitiius in Aiiiirira. 

'■ I-iiM)u.\ Nov'r lolli 1753. 
" Mv I)k. Mt Nki'IIKW, — I caniiMl c.n>ily exprc.-s the yrcnt pleasure 
I li.itl al llic arrival uf Viuir letter with the account of your ])er-son 
ami family ; though that hail a great allony in the mention of the 
loss of your companion in life; which is a mournful event especially 
in so numerous a family where the tender care of a mother is as much 
w.inteil as the wisiiom of a Father. 'Tis easy to say we must submit, 
hut a hartl lesson to learn in the Schoc>l of Pnjviilencc. I pray f lod 
;;ive y^m all the jmlience to hear, ami wisiloni to improve such trjing 
dispensations. Tho' I have not the satisfaction of seein;; my relations 
in New Kn^ nor ever exjtect to he so happy on earth, yet I hot>e 
to meet iheui in heaven, with any alloy or end. In the mean time, I 
do not forget hut give them a con-tant ])lace in my addresses to the 
mercy seat ; when I ask wisdom and (irace for my own Soul to lead 
us through the present valley of tears to that stale, where all tears 
shall he wi]>ed aw.iy. I wiOi I had pi)wer eiju-al to do more accord- 
ing to the aflTectious of my heart for my dear relations at a distance. 

" ^■ou ilesire an .account of our family in Old Kngland which by 
lime and ileath are reduced in numbers. I have only one sister re- 
maining, who has a son marry'd with children, and one daughter who 
lives w ith her mother and who is dutifull and servic.ible to her mother 
in the evening of life. 

" There are many nephews and nieces that are prudent and sober 
in their l>ehavior ; tho." not in the prosperity of the world. My Cozen 
Thom.T-s Valentine is a worthy clergyman in Irelaml who )>ossesscs the 
seal and estate of the family, that has been some hundred years in 
the same name. 

" I have sent him the account of the family, not being willing the 
estate (tho' not large) should change its name. 

"This is the account I send you, but your family are more nu- 
merous, an<l prosj>erous in New Englantl. 

" I have niithing lo add but ihe assurances of my esteem, ami affec- 
tion to all my ilear relations which I would be to manifest in 
Religion and friendship to the utmost of my power. 

" I comn'end you to God's Protection, blessing and conduct, and am 
w ith affectionate res]x;cts to all my dear relations in New England, 
" Dear Nephew, 

"Vour faithful frien<l and .Affectionate Uncle, 

"TiiciMAS Valkminj:. 
" l.iisrxis, Nov'l)cr lolh, 1753. 

'* I will soon write lo vuir lliother and Sister Gouch." 

Jphu Vnlcntinc, of Boston. 


In tlie foregoing letters, it will be seen that the rela- 
tionsiiip of uncle and nephew are acknowledged on 
botii sides. Xow, if this is correct, tlien tiie parentage 
of John Valentine is settled; for the Matriculation 
Papers of this Rev. Tiionias \'aientine, of Epsom, 
show that he entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1692, 
at the age of si.xteen, where he is recorded as the 
"son of Francis \'alentine, Merchant, of Lancashire." 
Though a link in the chain may be wanting, yet, from 
the foregoing it would appear that John Valentine 
was an elder son of this " Francis Valentine, Mer- 
chant, <jf Lancashire" — that he must have emigrated 
tt) Boston when a 3-oung man just of age — that he re- 
mained a bachelor until forty-eight or fift)- years of 
age, when he married, in 1702, Mary, only daughter of 
Samuel Lynde, Lsq., of Huston, by whom he had seven 
children — and that he must have been nearly or quite 
seventy years of age at the time of his death, February 
I, 1724. It is a matter of regret that the e.xact record 
of one so prominent, and whose course was so honor- 
able, should be found so indefinite and uncertain; but 
the above is believed to be as correct and clear as it 
can be made at this late day.* 

* Frjin a ilocumciH recently receiveJ from England, I fird that a 
John VaKntine ^va^ bapli^cil in Kcclcs, I.amaOiire. .Vpril 25, 1643. 
Tlicro i-> Minie reason to suj>])0>e that this \\a> tl»e one who was made 
freeman in Boston. 1675 ; and tliat the Joint X'alcntine who married 
Mary I.ynde in 1702, must have l.een a f<'H of this freentan Jolin — in 
which case. Maiy I-yntle, instead of marrying a lough ohl bachelor of 
nearly (ifly; ha^l a young hnshand of about her own age. If this sup- 
[xjsition is well-founded, then "ye Lawyer," instead of I>cing an old 
gentleman of seventy at the time of his melancholy exit, was prob.ibly 
about forty-five or fifty, and right in the prime of life. It seems strange 
that no puljlic or private record can be found which would positively 
settle this (Question ; yet s<i it is. It is the ho])e of the writer that the 
publication of tliis woik may yet bring to liglil some item or record 
which shall settle the cjueslion beyond ail doubt or controversy. 

Il6 The Valentines in America. 



THOMAS \'AI,I:NTI\E, the foiirtli son of John 
■.\\\<\ Mary Lyndu Valentine, was born in Hos- 
toii, August 3, 1713. As liis maternal grand- 
fatlicr, Samuel [,yn(ic, Esq., of Boston, owned a large 
pro])ertv in Freetown, Mass., it appears probable that 
Thomas, as well as his older brother, Samuel, divided 
his vouth and early manhood between that place and 
nostf)n. In conveyances and legal documents made 
after he was of age, he is entitled " Merchant, of Bos- 
ton ;" and therefore, though so netimes spoken of as 
ccHuing from Freetown, he undoubledlv called Boston 
his home. When and where he first became acquainted 
with the beautiful Gooch (whose likeness, 
taken frotn a painting made in her sixteenth year, is 
<7//<v///i/,v/ on anijlher page), does not appear; but it 
was probably about the time of, or soon after, his re- 
moval to Ilopkiiiton. Slie was the daughter of James 
Gooch, Es<]., and Hester, his wife, who owned a farm 
adjoining his own. They were married July 17,1735,116 
having already purchased a large tract of land on the 
southern declivity of the famous Magunco Hill, in 
that town, near where John Eliot had his Indian 
church and burial ])lace. The old Frankland farm ad- 
joining it, and " all that region nnind about," are classic 
ground, not only because of Eliot's labcjrs, but for 
reasons fully set forth in Rev. Elias Nason's " Afcmoin 
of Sir Harry Fraiiklaiui," and more especially because 

TJwmas Valentine, of Hopkinton. 


Mrs. H. B. Stowe has made it the scene of one of her 
most popular works, " Oliltouin." True, the latter has 
made sad havoc of names and places, but, after all, the 
scene is well chosen, and the story one of great interest 
and power. 

The tract of land taken up by Thomas V^alentine 
tficn embraced several hundred acres. Some of it was 
indeed rough and rockj', like much of Hopkinton 
lands; yet a goodly share of it was level and highlj- 
productive. This old " Valentine Farm," e.xcept for a 
short interval, has ever since remained in possession 
of those who bear the name ; but a large portion of 
its broad acres has been sold off, so- that its glory has 
departed. " The Old Homcslead" (lately reconstructed 
and modernized by its present proprietor, William 
Price Valentin^, great-grandson of Thomas) may be 
seen as it was, on another page, and is furl her described 
by .Nlrs. Weston, whose pen and pencil :im capable of 
doing it ample justice, as will be seen. Tiie spot over- 
looks the village of Ashland, a new town set off from 
Huiikinton, and lies within the limits of that place. 

On this romantic and beautiful spot Thomas and 
Elizabeth Valentine lived in peace and happiness for 
seventeen years, rearing their children, and prospering 
in worldly affairs at least as well as their neighbors. 
Then came a change; for the light of the house went 
out. In 1752, the wife and mother died, leaving a 
brood of eight children — the youngest only two years 
old, and the eldest less than seventeen — just at a time 
when they most needed her motherly care. Her lius- 
band, true to her memory, lived on in lonely widower- 
hood to the end of his daj-s, or more than thirty years 
— a rare instance in a family that gn-atly value con- or domestic life, as a bachelor or a widower is 
seldom found among them. 


The Valentines in America. 

Tliomas Valentine seems not to have belonged to 
the then "st:in(ling order," or Congrcyationalists, as 
did most of his neighbors and t<jwnsmen, but must 
have adhered to the faith of his fathers; as we find 
that in 1752 he was allowed 53-. "?•/. fridn his town tax, 
on accoiiiil <jf being an aUeiidant upon the Episcopal 
Cluuch. llow strict a cliurchiiian he was does n(jt ap- 
])ear; but his children certainlv attended the Congre- 
gational Church, and some of them became members 
of that body. 

The first nunlion made of anj- Valentine in the 
Ilopkintcjn Town Records is as follows: — 

" Mar. 4. 1750. — \'(»(cil l<) Thuniai V;i!ciilinc for llircc Hays* \\«irk 
at tlic great bridge £(i \s. yi." 

It should here be mentioned that Mr. V^. was an 
Innkeeper (as also were his sons, Samuel and William 
afterward, and his grandson, Samuel) as well as farmer, 
so that this charge, so ver)' large f<jr those days, was 
])n)bably for a gang of men and their entertainment 

The ncNt mcntiiin of .^l^. \'. in the Records is in 
1761, when he was made one of a committee of seven 
to supply the town with a school. Then, in 1765, he 
was one of a committee to prepare "Instructions to 
John J(jnes, lis(]., at this critical coujuiK ture in relation 
to Hritish Aggressions" — the said ".Squire Junes being 
I bipkinluirs Representative in the great "General 
Ciiurt," or Provincial Legislature of Mass;icliusetts. 

Thomas \'alentine died April 17, 17.S3, in the sev- 
ciiticlh year of his age. As alieady stated, his wife 
had preceded him, having died April 25, 1752. Their 
issue and ullicr items being given elsewhere, it is un- 
net:essary to repeat them 

Thomas Valentine, of Hopkinton. 


"iMK Ul.l) LVMli: lUM.E, 

SO often alliuiod to in tlicsc patrcs, may as well be de- 
scribed here. As stated elsewhere by Mrs. Weston, it 
was one of the only two things saved at the burning 
of Thomas Valentine's house — hence its great value 
as a Famih' Record, it being the only early account of 
the family e.xiant. As a book, it is nothing remark- 
able, being of common octavo size, and having been 
printed in the year i66;. The fly-leaf gives the list of 
owners as follows: — 

.Sriniuell Lyntle, 
' M.irj' Valentine, Valentine, 
Jo*.ei>h \'alcnline, 
Josejih Valentine, 

his Hook, 1670. 
her Book, 1 721. 
his I'ook, 1732. 
his ISook. 1783. 
his Book, 1817. 

Joseph Valentine Filch, his Book, 1S61. 

Which, being interpreted, signifies that Samuel Lynde 
bought the book (in London probabl)-) in 1670 — 
eight years after it was printed — that on his death, 
in I 721, it became the property of his daughter, Mary 
Valentine, wife of Jolin— who, at her death, in 1732, 
left it to her son, Thomas — who, at his death, in 1783, 
left it to his son, Joseph — who, before his death, in 
1S17, probabl)-, gave it to his nephew, Joseph, as he 
had no children to inherit it — who, at his death, in 
1S61, gave it to his grandson and namesake, Joseph 
Valentine Fitch, of Maples, Ind., the present owner. 

Some of the entries are queer and quaint enough, 
and it is as remarkable for what it does not mention, as 
for what it does. Thus it gives the day, hour and 
minute of an infant's birth, even though it died in a 
few hours; but it wholly omits to give any particu- 
lars of the tragic end of the illustrious ancestor and 

I20 The Vahi.iims in America. 

noblest Roman of them all, John Valentine, Esq., 
mcrclj- because, in an insane moment, he committed 
suicide, as ihougli that were a disgrace to him or his 

m:\ m:iim' 




The Valentines of Boston and Hopkinton. 121 



By Mrs. F. E. Weston, of Boston Highlands, Mass. 

OHX VALENTINE, the first American pro- 
genitor of that name in Boston, Mass., was 
descended from an ancient famil}- in the parish 
of Eccles, county of Lancaster, England, where they 
owned an estate called "Bencliffe Hall." In 1550, the 
then owner of the estate, Thomas \'alentine, wills it 
to his son, Richard, and, through m.any generations, it 
comes to another, Richard Valentine, who was high 
sheriff of Lancaster, by whom it was willed to his 
kinsman, Thomas Valentine, of Frankfort, Sligo 
county, Ireland, who was the Vicar of the English 
church there. By the Rev. Thomas Valentine, of 
Frankfort, it was bequeathed, in 1763,10 his second 
counsin, "Samuel X'alentine, eldest son of the late 
John \'alentine of Boston in New England." Samuel 
Valentine's heirs sold the estate, about 1792, to a Mr. 
Partington, whose wife or motiier was probably the 
Mary Partington mentioned in the Rev. Thomas Val- 
entine's will as being related to him, and to whom he 
gives a large sum of money. 

John Valentine is mentioned in the Boston Records 
as having been made freeman May 12, 16-5. The 
next entry in the Records is his marriage, April 16, 
1702, to Mar\- L)-nde. According to the '^ LynJe Bible," 
which is now in the possession of Joseph Valentine 
Fitch, and from which many of the following records 

122 The Valentines in America. 

arc takc-n, Mary Lyiidc was tlic only surviving child 
(of a family of five cliikircn) of Samuel and Mary 
(Ballard) Lynde, and was horn in Boston, November 
i6, 1680. The Lynde family being noted both in Old 
and New England, a few words in regard to them 
maj- not come amiss in this account. 

Enoch L)-nde, of London, married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Everard and Katlicrinc jC4'/;r, one of the most 
renowned and chivalric names in English History. 
Their son, Simon (named for his ancestor, Simon 
Digby, grandfather of the Earl of Bristol), was born 
in London, June, 1624. He was a merchant in Lon- 
don, and removed to Boston in 1650. In February, 
1652, he married Hannah, daughter of John and 
Annie Xewdigate, of Boston, by whom he had twelve 
children, manj- of whom became distinguished in 
Massachusetts, and from whom are descended some of 
the best families in Xew England— among them, the 
Bowdoins, Ervings, Temples, Olivers, Walters, Win- 
throps, &c. 

Lynde-street, Boston, received its name from this 
family. Siiniucl Lyiuic, their eldest son, was born in 
Boston, December i, 1653, and married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Jarvis Ballard, October 20, 1674. Samuel 
Lynde was a merchant in Boston, where he died Oc- 
tober 2, 1721. His wife died Ftljruary i, 1697-8. 
Their only surviving child, Mary Lynde, became the 
wife (if 'John X'alcntine, as before mentioned. They 
had seven children, the records of whose births and 
deaths are taken from the " Lynde Bible" as fol- 
lows: — 


' Samuel, born Dec. 28, 1702 ; m.-niid, isl, .Mjijjail Durfee. of Tiver- 
ton, June 25, 1729; 2(1, Rebecca Hall, of Swanzca, Oct., 1766. 

The Valentines of Boston and Ilopkinton. 123 

He died March 14, 17S1. He was tlie inheritor of BencUfie 

' Elizabeth, born Fell. 22, 1703 ; in. James Gouch, 1724, son of James 

and Hester Gooch. 
' John, born Nov. 8, 1706; died at Pott^mouth, Old England, 5^ept. 

24, I?"- 
' Edmond, born Jan. 16, 1709; died Jan. 50, 1710-II. 
' Thomas, born .\ug. 3, 1 713; m. Elizabeth Gooch. 
* Mar)', born March 23, 1 714 ; m. a Durfee. 
' Edmond, born Oct. 22, 1717; died July 4, 1730. 

From the notice of tlie de.itli of the second son, 
John, at Portsmoiitli, Old England, at the age of five 
years, it must be inferred that his parents were visiting 
Old England at tliat time. 

Samuel Valentine, the eldest son, was the ancestor 
of the Freetown and Fall River Valentines. 

Thomas Valentine, the third son, removed to Hop)- 
kinton, Mass., about 1730, where he took up a large 
tract of land, built a house, and, Jul}' 17, 1735, married 
Elizabeth Gooch, the daughter of James and Hester 

James Gooch, Esq., ovned the land adjoining 
Tliomas Valentine's, and lived in Ilopkinton until his 
house was burned, when he sold his land to Sir 
Charles Henry Frankland, and removed to Boston. 
He lived in that part of the cit}' which now bears his 
name — Gooch-street. 

The incidents regarding the burning of his house 
may be interesting to his descendants, and are there- 
fore given here. Mrs. Gooch was on a visit to her 
friends in Boston, leaving her Iiouse in the charge of 
negro servants, or slaves. One day a large silver 
spoon was luissing; search was made, but it could not 
be found. In the evening, as one of the black women 
went up stairs to put her cliild to bed, she thought of 
the lost spoon, and, supposing her child might have 

124 The Valentines in America. 

had it playinq; with it in the garret, she commenced 
searching, and tijjped down a barrel, wliich was filled 
with tow. Her candle fell into the tow, and instantly 
there was a blaze. She lost all presence of mind, 
riislicd down stairs, forgetting her poor child in her 
fright; the flames swept everything, and, before aid 
could be obtained, the lioiisc was gone, and the poor 
child with it. Mrs. Gooch possessed a beautiful head 
of dark hair, and, when the news came to her of the 
catastrophe, her hair turned graj' in one night. She 
would never return to live on the farm, so her hus- 
band established himself in Boston. 

' Thomas Valentine and his wife, Elizabeth, had a 
large family, viz : — 


* Thomas, bom .^ug. 31. 1736 ; m. Rebecca Ingraham, Dec. 20, 1763 ; 

was a sailor ; his family lived in Boston. -\ >on, Thomas, \va<i 
born Feb. 22, 1765. .\ ilaughtcr, Rebecca, was buried in King's 
Chapel ground, .\ug. II, 1769, aged eleven months. 
» James, bom Dec. 31, 1737 ; died at Gaiidelupe, Sept. 23, 1755. 

* Elizabeth, born May iS, i"3'>; m. a Hallard ; lived in Vermont. 
' John, bom July I, 1740; settled at Little Complon, R. I. 

* Joseph, born Oct. 21, 1741 ; sailor, unmarried ; died at his brother 

Samuel's in 1 81 7. 
' Hester, born Aug. 30, 1743 ; died Sept 30, 1745. 
' Hester, bom Oct. 25, 1744 ; died Dec. 22, 1744. 

* Samuel, bom Dec. 7, 1745 ; m. Klizal)eth Jones. 

' Mary, born Nov. 14, 1747 ; m. Zaccheus Ballard ; lived in Oxford, 

' Hannah, born June 2, 1749; '^''^J '^^t. 25, 1749. 

*, born Nov. 2, 175'); »n. Kli/abcih Jones, daughter of Ar.- 

thony Jones, and cousin to his brother Samuel's wife. 

Saiinul ]^<il(nliiif iiiui I :< DrscenJants. 
' Samuel \'alentine (' Thomas, ' John) fifth son ol 

'Ike Valentines of Boston and Hopkinton. 125 

Thomas nn.d ElizaLictli (Goocli) X'alcntiiie, was born 
at Hopkinton (on the farm taken up by his father 
about 1730), December 7, 1745. This firm became his 
at his father's death, and lie lived and died upon it. 
Of liis early life and education very little is known. 
He possessed a refined nature and genial disposition, 
was tall, slender, and of light complexion. In Decem- 
ber, 1 77 1, he married Elizabeth, second daughter of 
Colonel John and Mary (Mellen) Jones, and grand- 
daughter of Cohjnel John and Hannah (Simpson) 
Jones. Hannali Simpson was daughter of Savill 
Simpson, of Boston, who took up the first land occu- 
pied for farming purposes in the town of Hopkinton, 
about 16S9. Much of this land went to liis daughter 
and her children, and is now entirely covered with 
houses and factories, being the center of the town of 
Ashland, Mass. The " Magunco Hill " was a portion 
of this property, which afterwards came to Mrs. Val- 
entine, through her fatiier. The Colonels John Jones, 
both father and son, were j^rominent men in Boston 
and Hopkinton, filling many responsible offices in 
colonial times, and afterwards. Among the list of 
Esquires who were in the habit of using coats-of-arms 
in 1736, by right of birth, was Colonel John Jones, of 
Hopkinton. In 1754, Colonel John Jones the elder 
made a will, giving his large property in land, slaves, 
mills, S:c., to his three sons, Dr. Simpson Jones, John 
Jones, and Anthony Jones, and his six daughters, and 
their heirs. He died February 7, ? 773, aged eightj'- 
two 3-ears; and his son, John, the father of Mrs. Val- 
entine, died September 5, 1797, aged seventj'-three 
years. Both father and son arc buried in a private 
ground, where their old moss-covered tomstones are 
still in existence. - 

Mrs. Valentine was a woman of rare judgment and 

126 Tlic Vah-ntiiics in America. 

great executive ability, and a good manager in her 
liousehold. Siie ivas the opposite of her husband in 
lof)ks, being sh(^rt, thick-set, and of a very dark com- 
plexion; the children being also mostly of dark com- 
plexion. Thomas, Rebecca and Lawson were the only 
light ones. In connection with the farm Mr. Valen- 
tine carried on a i)Mblic house, or inn, as it was then 
called, for many vears. He also had a grist-mill, 
situated on a stream at the lower part of his meadow, 
which was in operation about two-thirds of the year. 
He was, morc(jvcr, concerned in a nail-factory, near 
the "Old Ford," some distance from his farm; and, 
when the war broke out, he and others established a 
wire-mill on the stream below the grist-mill, on land 
now owned by the Eames family. These were not all re- 
munerative. Tiie grist-mill, which was the most profit- 
able, was set on fire and entirely consumed, and was 
never rebuilt. A scheme was started to build a cotton- 
factory at t!ie lower part of the town ; and, as it was 
supposed it would prove excellent property, every 
one who had the means wished to obtain shares. 
Among others, Mr. Valentine went into the scheme, 
although he g.iined a very unwilling consent from his 
wife to sell the land, which came to her from her 
father, and put the monev thus obtained into shares in 
the factory. His wife had always intended to use the 
proceeds (jf thai land to ed\icatc two <jf her sons at 
college; and, as she was not very sanguine regarding 
the cotton-f.ictory scheme, she therefore saw her land 
sold with great reluctance. Mr. X'alentine was not 
content with the shares thus (jbtained, for he and Iiis 
boys did work for tlie corjior.itiim, and received pay in 
sliarcs in this wonderful factory, that would, in time, 
give them a fortune. Like many other schemes of this 
kind, through mihinanagcment, it proved a disastrous 

The Valentines of Boston and Hopkinton. 127 

failure, and he not only lost all the money put in, but 
was assessed for debts incurred by the company. What- 
ever Mrs. Valentine disapproved, generally failed. 
Slie was an invalid for many years, but so great was 
her judgment that she could advise about the farm 
matters better than those who were constantly around 
the farm — as, although she was unable to leave her 
room, she seemed to have an intuitive knowledge of 
what was best to be done. 

She died very suddenly, September 28, 1828, about 
one month after the death of her dear son, Lawson. 

In a notice of her cit-.iih the following remarks 
were made : — 

" Mrs. Valentine was one who lived under the influence of those 
virtues which render life peaceful and happy. As a wife, she was 
kind, attentive and affectionate. In this relation of life, discretion 
marked her footstep^. She made her partner and herself happy by 
the constancy of her affections and mildness of her disposition. .\s a 
mother, she cherished a most lively interest for the happiness of her 
child-en. Her family could look to her as capable and willing to 
afford the best of parental instructions. In her domestic concerns, she 
was influenced by prudence and econoiny ; and, aided as she was by 
intelligence, in this capacity she sets a worthy example. As a friend, 
she was obliging. Possessing the spirit of philanthropy, she had a 
heart and hand to commiserate and relieve the sufTerings oi" others. 
She was well known in society as the friend of peace. Possessing a 
strong mind, and intelligent, her advice was no less salutary abroad 
than at home. As a Christian, no trail was more eminently seen in 
her character than that of humility. This she cultivated m the spirit 
of the Gospel. Having long lived justly esteemed, she died much 

Her second daughter, Betsey, kept the house during 
her father's lifetime,- for thej- always were good livers, 
and everjthing went on the same until the death of 
Mr. \'alentine, March 10, 1834. Tlien the youngest son, 
Charles, and Betsey carried on the farm, retaining the 


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same lielp, in doors and out, as in their father's life- 
time. In the early years they had some of the slaves, 
bcqiieatlied by Mrs. Valentino's grandfather to her 
father, 'n the family. In about two years the farm was 
sold to Lucian Snow, of Woodstock, Vt., a man who 
had lived with Mr. Valentine many years. He and his 
brotlier, Charles, took charge of the farm together for 
a ^c\\ years, when it was purchased of them by An- 
drew Price X'alcntine, grandson of Samuel \'alentine. 
This was the only time the farm was out of the Valen- 
tine since it was first settled bj- Thomas Valen- 
tine. The farm was afterwards divided between An- 
drew Price and William Price Valentine, sons of 
Lawson Valentine, thej- owning what is left of it at 
the present time, 1S74. After the cotton-factory was 
built, that part of the town, and up beyond the Valen- 
tine farm, was called Unionville; but later, a portion 
of Holliston, Franiingham. Southboro' and Hopkin- 
ton was set off" as a separate town, by the name of 

The first house built by Thomas Valentine was 
burned, all the articles that were known to have been 
saved from this fire being the old " Lynde Bible," and 
a mahogany or oak escritoir, evidently of English 
make, badly scotched — a very curious affair, which was 
in the family of Captain Joseph Valentine for many 
years, and is now in possession of his daughter, who 
resides at Cambridge, Mass. 

Thomas Valentine rebuilt, probably, on the same site, 
as melted glass, nails, &c., have been found in digging 
under and about the present house. Samuel Valen- 
tine, in his time, raised the roof, altered it somewhat, 
and put it in good order. It was changed a little in 
the intcricjr when A. P. X'alcntine purchased it, stoves 
for Cooking and warming the rooms being substituted 


I r t liiilX^tm^itakm 

The Valtiitincs of Boston mid Hopkinton. 129 

for tlie generous open fire-places, where the wood 
used was merely sawed, not split, for back-logs; the 
crane from which the pots and kettles hung; tlie stone 
hearth, where the crickets came and chirped in the au- 
tumn evenings; the iiigh-backcd settle drawn up on 
one side of the fire-place; the iron andirons, huge and 
strong — all these old accompaniments of the ancient 
kitchen were pushed aside to make way for the modern 
improvements. Two of the fire-places were, however, 
retained for a time, but finally yielded to tlie want of 
more heat, with less expenditure of labor and wood. 
In 1856, \V. P. \'alentine changed the interior, and, in 
1870, he tore the poor old house all to pieces, inside 
and out. The barn, which stood on a hill, some dis- 
tance from the house, was moved close up to it. So 
complete is the change, that wece it not for the old 
cider-mill, which stands opposite the house, and the 
old trees, no one would recognize the spot. A small 
sketcli, taken by Miss Ellen Bowditch, and a picture, 
painted from this sketch, and from memory, by one of 
the family, is all that is left to tell of what it once was. 

The Hopkinton Railroad has gone through some of 
the very best land on the farm, in several directions, 
making sad hnvoc with the trees, and cutting the 
farm into small pieces, injuring it for farming pur- 
poses, far beyond tlie very small sum paid for the land 
taken, and injury done. 

In a few years this old farm, where so manj- genera- 
tions of the Valentines have been born, lived and died, 
will have passed away, cut up, divided and subdivided, 
and this once retired and pleasant spot perhaps be 
covered with houses, with nothing left to tell of its 
former quietness and beaut}'. * 

Samuel Valentine's children were numerous, and all 
but one liv d to grow up. They were : — 

130 Tlu Valentines in America. 

'Samuel Valentine, Jr., born Feb. 14, 1 773; ra. lit, Kanny Clarke ; 

2n<i, Mary Fiik. 
' John Jones, born Feb, 5, 1775 ; m. Sally Voung. 
'Joseph, born Nov. 18, 1776; m. 1st, Fanny Haven; 2nd, Eliza 

' Mary, born Jan. II, 1779 ; m. Dea. Elijah Fitch. 

* Thomas, b^rn July S, 17S0; m. Hellcn Read. 
'James, born .\ug. 20, 17S2; died Oct. 20, 17S2. 

' Betsey, born Oct. 2S, 17S4 ; m. Dca. Elij.ih Fitch. 
' Harrj', born Oct. 5, 17S6; m. Mary Manney. 

* Rebecca, bom Sept. 19. 17SS ; died unmarried, January S, 1S26. 
' Fanny, born March 20, 1790; m. Homer Tilton. 

' Lawson. born Sept. 22, 1792; m. Mary .\nn Price. 
'Charles, born March C, 1797 ; m. Isanna ChamberlaiD. 


' Samuel Valentine, Jr. (' Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), 
eldest son of Samuel and Eli/abeth (Jones) Valentine, 
was born at Hopkinton, at the old homestead, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1773, St. Valentine's Day. He was educated 
at the District School, with his brothers, sisters. Dr. 
Stimpson's, Dr. Shepherd's, and Mr. Deuch's children, 
besides several other families. The first school-house 
was a small wooden building, situated about where 
Mr. Enslin's bam now stands; the second, built of 
brick, which remained standing until within a few 
years, when it was taken down, and A. P. Valentine 
built a house just back of the site. Samuel remained 
with his father, assisting him on the farm, until he 
and his brother, Joseph, opened a store together, in a 
building running along the yard adjoining his father's 
house. In a few years he gave this up, and removed 
to the upper part of the town, now the center, and 
purchased a stone house, which he remodeled into a 
public house. He also built a store adjoining the 
upper end of the house, and carried on hotel, store 
and farm until his death. He married, for first wife, 

Tlu Valentines of Boston and Hopkinton. 1 31 

Frances Clark, dauglitcr of Isaac and Elizabeth (Hill) 
Clark, Jr., who was born September 25, 1767 ; married 
May 25, 1800; died April 12, 1808, leaving two daugh- 
ters and one son. When young she was very beau- 
tiful ; as a wife, mother and friend, very much beloved. 
She possessed great executive ability, and, although 
confined to her room for many years, she managed 
her household with ease and thorough completeness. 
He married, for second wife, Mary Fisk, daughter of 
Richard Fisk, of Framingham, Mass. She was born 
January 29, 1783; married January i, 1809. Samuel 
Valentine, Jr., died Februarj- 19, 1823, a few days after 
completing his fiftieth year. His widow was a capable, 
energetic woman, and carried on the house in con- 
nection with the farm, supporting her family, which 
consisted of eight of her own, and three of her hus- 
band's children. After a time she converted the house 
into a summer resort for boarders from the cities, and 
this she continued up to the time of her death, at an 
advanced age, August 13, 1861. 

Children by First Wife. 
* Mary Clark, born Feb. i8, iSoi ; ra. William Dennison Jamison. 
' .\lbert, born March 8, 1S03 ; died in Boston, June 22, 1829. 
' Emerline, bom Oct. 15, 1S06; unmarried ; still living in Hopkinton. 

Children by Second Wife. 

' Fanny, bom Nov. 12, 1S09 ; m. Philip W. Bixby. 

' Su^n Gilbert, bom Dec. 27, iSio; m. Homer Tilton. 

' Eliza Fibk, born Nov. 10, 1S13 ; m. Benjamin S. Famsworth. 

'George, " " " went to Detroit, Mich., 1838; m. 

Caroline Froit in 1S44. He died July 23, 1846. Wife and chil- 
dren all dead. 

' Samuel Fisk, born 1815; m. Henrietta M. Jackson. 

' Jane, born Jan. 4, 1817 ; m. Dr. Jarno Swan Sullivan, who died at 
Savannah. Geo., Feb. 20, 1874. 

' John Tyng, born Sept. 2, 1S18 ; m. Mrs. Mary (Claflin) Valentine. 

.\nn Maria, born Dec. 23, jSlg ; m. Charles Winslow Claflin. . 


By Mrs. F. E. Wkstom. 

' JOHN JONES VALENTINE ('Samuel.'Thomas, 
I ' John), brotluT (if the preceding, born February 
%J 5. '775 ; received the same education in the Dis- 
trict S( hool. He remained with his fatlier a few years, 
wlien, bcc(jming restless, his father gave Iiim liis time, 
and he went to Boston, entered into business, and was 
long known under the firm of Bixb)'& Valentine, and 
later, as Bixby, Valentine & Co. It was one of the 
oldest firms in Boston, He was a good business man, 
whole-souled, free with his money, and alwa^-s ready 
to assist others. He married Sally Voung, who was 
b<irn at Wellfleet, Mass., 17R0, the date f)f the marriage* 
not being known. She was daughter of Dr. Young. 
An anecdote of him, related by a cousin (on the 
mother's side), may not be uninteresting. This cousin, 
John J. Clarke, Esq., always attended to Mr. Valen- 
tine's law business, when he had any. One daj- he 
was in Mr. Clarke's office. During the conversation 
religious subjects were broached, and some remark 
made by Mr. Valentine led Mr. Clarke to saj', "Why, 
John, I was not aware that you were religiously in- 
clined; — to what sect do you belong.'" "Upland Bap- 
tists"* was the quick reply. 

* The cxpl.inrtlion c»f this is, that he was hmg a regular attendant 
u|)on the ministry' of Dr. H.iUiHin. pastor of the .Second Baptist 
Church, Boston, but never became a member of the church. 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 133 

During the latter part of his life he was ver)- fleshy, 
like his mother, and, like her, he died very suddenly. 
He had retired, as well as usual, when his wife was 
awakened in the night by a strange noise he was 
making. She endeavored to rouse him, but without 
success, and, before she could obtain assistance, he was 
dead. He died M.irch 7, 1844, aged sixty-nine years. 
His widow died at Cambridgeport, March 29, 1845, 
aged sixty-five years. Their children were: — 

Lucinda Young, died in infancy. 

Caroline Clarke, born in Boston, lSo2; married, 1 5t, Joseph Fox, of 
Milford, -Mass, June, 1825. He was of the firm of Fox f: Bixby, 
burned out in the Kilby-street fire, 1825. lie died January 20, 
1S28. They had one son, who died in infancy. She married, 
2nd time, Oct., 1S34. Henry Mellen Chamlerlain, lawyer, of 
Cambridgeport. She died January 24, 1858. 

' Gorham, born June, 1S04 ; died Oct. 2, 1805. 

' ChaHes Henry, died in infancy. 

' John Young, bora 1S08 ; was with his father in business for a time. 
He went to California in 1853 ; died at Crescent City, Nov. 18, 
1871 ; married, 1st, Rosalie Purdy, of Newburg, N. V. ; and, 
Elizabeth Sievens who survives him. 

' Mary Ann Dexter, born July 31, 1S12 ; m. 1st, N. T. Rogers; 2nd, 
G. W. Light. 

' Saiah, died in infancy. 

' Lucinda Mayo, born Aug., 1818; was the third wife of Heniy M. 
Chamberlain ; died in De Solo, Wis., Nov. 18, i858. 

' Charles Henry, born Sept. 14, 1820; lives in California. 

'George Frederic, born Feb. 14, 1826 (St. Valentine's Day); died 
March 29, 1 861. 


'Joseph Valent i ne ('Samuel, ' Thomas, 'John), brother 
of preceding, b.tii November 18, 1776. He and his 
brother, Samuel, Jr., had a store together, adjoining 
their father's house, but gave that up, and bi ught out 
Samuel Haven, Jr., and kept that business for a time, 

134 The Valentines in Atn^rica. 

when, his house being burned, he removed to Boston, 
about 1S25 or 1S26, and engaged in business in the 
firm of Burrill, Kimball & Co. He returned to Hop- 
kinton again, about 1830, and purchased the Price 
place. The old Roger Price house had been burned a 
few years before, and he built, upon the same site, a 
large brick house, where he continued to reside during 
the remainder of his life. During the war of 181 2 he was 
Colonel, and stationed in Boston, or thereabouts. He 
was representative from the town of Hopkinton for 
many years; and, being a clear-headed, shrewd man, 
his speeches were always excellent, and to the point. 
He purchased some of the first mill privileges on the 
Genesee river, Rochester, N. Y., and, had he kept 
them, they would have given him a large fortune. He 
also purchased land in St. Louis. 

He married Fanny Haven in 1799. She was the 
daughter of Samuel Haven, who went from Hopkin- 
ton to Shrewsbur)-, about 1800. By her he had a large 
familj-. She died June 27, 1841. In August, 1842, he 
married Mrs. Eliza Borden, daughter of Leonard 
Walker. He died March 26, 1845, and his widow mar- 
ried Nathaniel Johnson, of Hopkinton. His children 
were : — 

• Harriet Jones, born 1800; m 1st, Abraham Harrington; 2nd, Dr. 

Jefferson Pratt. 

• John Lowell, l>om 1S02 ; m. Miriam Haven. 

' Jo-ieph Haven, born 1S06; died in Smyrna, 1831. 
•George Washington, bom iSog ; m. Mary W. Claflin ; died in St 
Louis, 1840. 

• Eliza .^nn, born 1813 ; m. B. G. Cutter, of Louisville, Ky. 
'Charles Henr)-, bom 1817; m. 1st, C. A. S. Jones; 2nd, Julia F. 

•Edward Hopkins, born 1822; ra. 1st, Julia Moses; 2nd, Clara G, 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


' Mary Valentine (' Samuel, 'Thomas, ' John), sister 
of preceding, and eldest daughter of Samuel and 
Eliza (Jones) Valentine, born J.-inuar\- ii, 1779; mar- 
ried June II, 1800, Elijah Fitch, third son of Rev. 
Elijah and Hannah (Fuller) Fitch. He was born June 
24, 1778. His father was the second pastor of the 
Congregational Church in Hopkinton, who was de- 
scended from the Rev. James Fitch, first minister of 
Norwich, Conn., who was brother of Thomas Fitch, 
Governor of Connecticut, 1754-1766. They came 
from an old family, of Bucking, Essex county, Eng- 
land, where Thomas and James were born. The 
family coat-of-arms is still in the name in England 
and America. Elijah Fitch had his father's farm, 
which he carried on until within a few years of his 
death. He went into silk-worm raising. In his 
family the first silk was spun from the cocoons in 
Massachusetts. He also raised bees, and sold honey. 
He was chosen Deacon of Rev. Nathaniel Howe's 
church, Februar)- 7, 1814; which office he held more 
than thirty-three years. His wife was a very indus- 
trious, capable woman, and brought up a large family. 
She died September 22, 1835, aged fifty-six years. Her 
husband married her sister, Betse)-, November 2, 1836. 
She was another capable woman, a good manager in 
doors and out. She died February 21, 1843, of lung 

Deacon Fitch married, the third time, Mrs. Olive 
Hayward, in 1843, wiui survived him. He died very 
suddenly, from over-exeruon, April 27, 1847, near the 
railway station at Brighton. While hastening to 
catch the train, he fell instantlj- dead. He was the 
last of his father's family. All his children were by 
his first wife, and were : — 
• William Fuller, born May 28, iSol ; m. Eliza Ann Lyon. 

136 The Valentines in Atturica. 

' Emily Slimpson. born July 26, 1S02 ; m. Edward D. Baker. 

* John Augustus, born Oct. 8, 1S03 ; m. Lucy .\nne Howe. 

' Leonard .Millen, born June 3. 1S05 ; m. Louisa Ball. 

' Mary .\nn, born .\pril S, 1807 ; m. Oilman BalL 

' Fanny Valentine, born Dec. 24, iSoS ; m. John Sa»-yer. 

'James Harvey, born Oct. 7. iSlo; m. Susan Hayward. 

' Elizabeth Jones, born Sept. 7, 1813: m. Fisher Hcmenway. 

'Nathaniel Howe, born July 16, 1S15 ; m. 1st, .Adeline Valentine; 

2nd, Mary Bailey. 
' Hannah Fuller, born Dec. 23, 1S16 ; died Jan. 24, 1838. 
' Elijah, Jr., born March I, 1819 ; died in Texas, May 20, 1841. 
» Charles Henry, bom .Sept. 2, 1S20 ; m. Augusta Parker. 

'Thomas Valentine ("Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), 
brother of the preceding, born July 8, 1780; remained 
with his father for a time; then went into his brother 
Samuel's store. He left the store, and purchased the 
Dench farm, with the "Bench House" that Mrs. Stowe 
has made so famous, b}- mistaking it for the " Frank- 
land House." He also bought a large wood-lot, with 
pasturing, near Holliston. He had a brick-j-ard on 
the farm, which he worked. He married Helen Read 
in 1803, daughter of Ephraim Read, of Hopkinton. 
Just as he had laid the fouudauon for making a good 
living, he was seized w ith a fever, and died October 8, 
1825. His widow survived him many years, and 
died at Ashland, December 23, 1S50. Their children 
were : — 

' .\deline Matilda, born Jan. 2, 1804 ; n-.. Benjamin Pond. 
' Lucinda Voung, born April 4, 1807 ; m. Sj.encer Nolen. 
' Helen Maria, born Feb. 17, 1810; m. James M. Jones. 
Emily Read, born Jan. 11, 1815 ; m. Daniel C. Morey. 
• Thomas Rucklin, born Aug. 6, 1821 ; m. Harriet H. Parker. 

' Harrj- V^ilcntine (' Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), 
brother of the preceding, born October 5, 17S6; mar- 
ried, in 1S07, to Mary Mawney, daughter of Dr. Wil- 



Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


liam and Elizabeth (Clarke) Mawney, of Providence, 
R. I. He had a country variety store, under the firm 
of Herrick & Valentine, at the upper part of Hop- 
kinton, where he continued for a few years, and then 
bought out Samuel Haven, Jr., who had a store in 
Shrewsbury, Mass. He moved his family to Shrews- 
bury, where he remained until 1822, when he went to 
New York, and engaged in business with Mr. Pettin- 
gill. After a time he went into the manufacturing of 
cotton at Stirling, Conn., but still continued in busi- 
ness in New York. He kept his cotton-factory going 
until his death, which took place in New York, March 
7, 1847. His widow died in Brooklyn, New York, 
1864. Their children were : — 

' Maria A., born June lo, 1808 ; m. WTnthrop Eaton. 

' Edward Hcniy, born July 2, 1805 ; m. Olive L. Place. 

' John Mawney, born March 13, iSlI ; died Feb. 4, J857. 

' Eliiabeth, born March 26, 1813 ; m. A. H. Kimmell, March 25, 1833 ; 

died August 27, 1833. 
' Horatio, bom June 26, 1815 ; died Dec. 7, 1822. 
Harriet A., bom Sept. I, 1817 ; m. Dr. P. H. Wildman. 
Alfred A., born Sept. 27, 1819 ; m. Sarah P. IngalU. 

« Fanny V^alentine (' Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), sister 
of preceding, and youngest daughter of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Jones) Valentine, born March 20, 1790; 
married, October 22, 1S17, Homer Tilton, son of Abra- 
ham Tilton, of Hopkinton. He was born December 
23, 1792; was in business for a time at Cambridge- 
port; then moved to Hubbardston, Mass, where he 
had a country variety store; thence went to Union- 
ville. From there he moved to Framingham, where 
he was partner of Eliphalet Wheeler for a time, and 
then went into partnership with John Jones Clark 
and Levi Eaton. About 1S35 he moved to New York, 
where he continued in business until his death. 

138 Tlu Valentines in America. 

Mrs. Tilton was an excellent wife and mother, 
capable and energetic. She died in New York, Au- 
gust 4, 1850- 

Mr. Tilton married, for his second wife, Susan Gil- 
bert, daughter of Samuel, Jr., and Mary (Fisk) Valen- 
tine, June 23, 1851. He died September 27, 1S69. His 
widow is. still living, in New York. Mr. Tilton pos- 
sessed a cane, which, for its historical associasions, 
ought to be mentioned. It was made, in 1693, for 
Henry Plympton; bears his initials, " H. P., 93," on 
the head. It was presented by him to Governor John 
Hancock, and he (Governor Hancock) presented it to 
Michael Homer. Mr. Tilton, being named for Mr. 
Homer, received the cane from him. Mr. Tilton gave 
the cane to his grandson, Homer Tilton, son of E. L. 
Tilton, and the cane is now in possession of the latter. 
His children by his first wife were: — 

' George Homer, born March 30, 1819; died June II, 1819. 

' .\lbcrt Homer, bom April 2, 1820 ; m. Joanna Spader. 

' George Eugene, bom .\pril 22, 1822 ; m. Mrs. Joanna Sirrine. 

» Edward I.arajelle. born June 13, 1824 ; m. Mary E. Penlland. 

' Lawson Valentine, bom April 13, 1828 ; m. Mary Marks Fowler. 

By his second wife. 
» Samuel Valentine, born May 17, 1852 ; died Nov. 30, 1855. 


* Lawson Valentine (» Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), 
seventh son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Jones) Valen- 
tine, was born September 22, 1792 ; remained with his 
father until he was twenty-one. He then went to 
Leicester Academy for a time From there he went 
to Cambridgcport, and entered the store of Hayden & 
Miriam. He remained with them until he went into 
business, under the firm of Parker, Goodnow & Val- 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


entine, Cambridgeport. He married, December 15, 
1817, Mary Ann Price, born at Hopkinton, January 
24, 1 79?, daughter of Major William Price, and grand- 
daughter of Commissar)' Roger Price, who was Rector 
of King's Chapel from 1729 to 1746. The marriage 
took place at the house of Madam Elizabeth Price, 
the only surviving daughter of Rev. Roger and Eliza- 
beth (Bull) Price. She afterwards became an inmate 
of Lawson Valentine's famil}-, and died with them, 
Jul)' 3, 1826. Andrew Price, the youngest child of 
Roger Price, was educated at Oxford, and became a 
clergyman of the Established Church. He had a 
living at Bromley, and one at Britwell, but lived and 
died at the latter place, June 7, 1856, at the age of 
ninety-eight years. He was born in England, and 
never came to this country. He was the last male of 
this branch of the Price family. 

Lawson V'alentine left Cambridgeport after the firm 
was dissolved, and went into business in Kilby-street, 
Boston, about 1822. In a year or two he associated 
himself with a brother of one of his former partners, 
under the firm of William i'arker& Co., paper busi- 
ness, 116 State-street. They owned and carried on 
paper-mills at Watertown and Sudburj'. He placed a 
large sum of money, for the times, in this concern, and 
never drew out one dollar for the support of his 
family during his life, but let the profits due him go 
into the business to increase the capital and enlarge 
the business. In May, 1828, his health gave out, and 
he was obliged to keep in the house for a few days to 
recruit. His partner sent one of the customers to him 
who had not been quite square in h's business rela- 
tions with the firm. During the excitement of the 
interview Mr. Valentine fell senseless upon the floor. 
Assistance was rendered at once, but he was found to 

I40 Tlu Valentines in America. 

be paralyzed, utterly speechless and helpless; and in 
this condition he remained three months. He ap- 
peared to have his senses, but was unable to commu- 
nicate what was passing in his mind. Although every 
means was tried, his anxietv and distress were so great 
that the cfTiirts made w(juld throw him into spasms. 
Everything was done by physicians and friends, but 
he never rallied, and grew weaker daily until his death, 
August 17, 182S. Mis funeral took place at Hopkin- 
ton, and his remains were placed in the Price tomb. 

He was a man greatly beloved by all who knew 
him, fcjr he was always rendering aid and assistance to 
others, either in business or private matters. He was 
an excellent business man — prompt, energetic, and of 
great integrity of character. His manners were win- 
ning and gentlemanly. In appearance he was tall, 
well made, of a light complexion, and possessed a 
pleasing countenance. He was styled the "Jlajver of 
the family" by those who knew him best. A picture, 
in water colors, was taken of him as he lay ill, but all 
his friends miss his cheery and bright expression in it, 
and many have failed to recognize it at all. Some 
twenty-five years after his death his only daughter 
met, at a friend's, an old gentleman, who inquired 
whose daughter she was, and, when slie told him, he 
placed his hand upon her head, and said, " Thank God 
for your father, my child, for he was a good man." 

During Mr. Valentine's illness liis wife sent to the 
firm for money, and received one hundred dollars in 
cash, and sixty dollars was paid for wood, which she 
needed, and this was all that was ever received by his 
famil)' from the concern from that day to this. Had 
it not been for his business matters outside of the 
concern, and his wife's property, his family would 
have been left destitute. He wai a kind husband, an 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 141 

indulgent father, and a great provider; and it is now 
supposed the distress he showed in not being able to 
communicate to his friends, was owing to the fear he 
felt in regard to his business matters He attended 
Dr. Lowell's church, Boston, but was not a member 
of the church. He belonged to the Societj- of Masons, 
and had attained and passed some of the higher offices 
in the society at the time of his death. 

His widow. Mar)' A. (Price) Valentine, married a 
second time, August 2, 1841, Isaac Peabody O.sgood, 
born at Peterboro', X. H., son of Dr. Kendall and 
Lois (Peabody) Osgood. He graduated at Harvard 
College, 1814; was a lawyer at No. 5 Court-street, 
Boston, upwards of forty years. He was made gjuar- 
dian of Lawson Valentine's children, bj- the Judge of 
Probate. He died in Roxbury, Mass., January 12, 

Mrs. Mar)- A. (Price, Valentine) Osgood is still 
living at Roxbur}- (Boston Highlands), being eighty 
two years of age. She retains her faculties in a re- 
markable degree; is bright, energetic and active; at- 
tends to her household and business matters as well 
as ever. Her memory is wonderful. In her 3'oung 
days she saw at her aunts, Madam Price's house, the 
very best society in the country; and her accounts of 
the " olden times" are interesting and accurate. To 
her is largely due most of the histor)- of this branch 
of the Valentine family. The children were: — 

.\ndrew Price, born Nov. 14, 1818; m. Hannah Read. 
William Trice, bom Sept. 30, 1820; m. Caroline Warren. 
F.dward Lawson, born .Aug. 3, 1623 ; m. Marj' J. .\ngier. 
Infant, born June 12, 1S25 ; died June 13. 1825. 
Frances Er\ing, born June 4, 1S27 ; m. Samuel M. Weslon.' 


' Charles Valentine (' Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), 
bruiIiLT of the preceding, and )-oungest child of Sam- 
uel and Elizalioth (Jones) Valentine, was born March 
6, 1797. lie remained on the farm with his father a 
time; then went to the Framingham Academy. He 
then went to the center of the town of Hopkinton, 
and established himself in business there. He tiiar- 
ried, September 16, 1821, Isanna Chamberlain. She 
was tlie daughter of Moses and Rhoda (.Mellen) Cham- 
berlain. They went to live in the old Roger Price 
house, and their two eldest children were born there. 
He then removed to Caiiibridgeport, where lie lived, 
and carried on business in Boston. In 1826 he was of 
the firm of Valentine & Bridges, until thej- dissolved, 
and he went in with Daniel Draper. He was with 
him several years. In 1S32" he was by himself, at 13 
Long Wharf, in 1836 having taken in his brother-in- 
law, Ambrose Chamberlain, under the name of Charles 
Valentine & Co. In 1S39 the firm had removed to 
4 South Market-street, where they continued until Mr. 
Valentine's death. Charles Valentine was a shrewd 
business nT.m, and carried on a very extensive busi- 
ness, both in Boston and at the West. On the morn- 
ing of January 10, 1S50, he rose apjjarently in his usual 
health, but some member of the family hearing a fall, 
ran to his room, and found him dead upon the floor. 
He died of heart disease, which had alreadj- taken so 
many of the familj-. He was a member of the Rev. 
Mr. Steam's church (Congregational) for many years. 
His widow is living* at Xcwtonville, Mass., at the 

* Nfrs. Ts.nnna C, widow of Charles \*alcnline, (ii- ■! in New York 
cily. while on a visit to her sons, .^pril 23, 1874. 

Descendants of Samu'-l Valentine. 


present time, 1.S74. At Iier house is the portrait of 
Thomas Valentine's wife, Elizabeth Gooch. This 
likeness, which has hung in the "Old X'^alentine 
House" about a century, has been restored, and is in a 
good state of preservation. The companion portraits, 
supposed to be lier father and mother, are in pos- 
session of Mrs. Samuel P. Barker, Scituate, Mass. 
Charles and Isanna Valentine's rhildren were: — 

' Sarah Elizabeth, born at Hopkinton, Jan. 20. 1S23 ; married lo Jo- 
seph S. Allen, of New York. Oct. 12, 1849. 

' .Augusta Maria, born at Hopkinton, Oct. 31, 1824 ; m. Ezra T. 

' Infant daughter, born Nov. 20, if 26; died Nov. 20. 1S26. 

' I.awson. bom at Cambridgei>ort, .\\W\\ 13. 182S ; m. Lucy Houghton. 

' Henry Chamberlain, born at Cambridgeport, .\pril 13, 1830; m. 
Grace Barrett. 

' Ann Rebecca, born at Cambridgeport, Dec. 24, 1 831 ; died Nfarch 

' Rebecca Jones, bom at Cambridgeport, Feb 22, 1834 ; id. Leiand 

' Ellen, born at Cambridgeport, Sept. I, 1836. 
' Caroline, bom at Cambridgeport, Sept. 16, 1837 ; died May 16, 

^ Frances Gertrude, born at Cambridgeport, March 23, 1842 ; m. A. 

H. Sylvester. 
'Charles, born at Cambridgeport, May, 1845 ; died Ju'/, 1845. 
' Charle'^ Theodore, born at Cambridgeport, Oct. 26, 1 846; m. Char- 

lottte G. Light. 

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By Mes. F. E. Westoh. 

M.\ R V CLARK V A L E N T I N E ( ' Samuel, 
^Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), the eldest daugh- 
ter of Samuel, Jr., and Fanny (Clark) Valen- 
tine, born at Hopkinton, February i8, i8ci ; married, 
December 15, 1822, William Dennison Jennison. He 
was son of William and Sarah (Sumner) Jennison; 
born in Shrewsburj-, Sept. 10, 1798; was in business in 
Swanton, Vt., Hopkinton, and New York, and finally 
settled in Unionville (now Ashland, Mass.) where he 
had a country variety store until his death, February 
27. 185;. Mrs. Jennison is still living. Like her 
m :her, she was ver^- handsome. Their children 
were : — 

• William Clark, born May 2S, 1824 ; lives in New York. 

• Mary Frances, Ixjm .March I, 1830; died Jan. 9, 1835. 

• .\!bert Valentine, born Dec. 21, 1831 : lives in New York. 

• Fanny Clark, born Jan. i, 1837 ; m. S. C. Bixby. 

» Fanny Valentine (« Samuel, Jr., ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), the daughter of Samuel, Jr., and Mary (Fisk) 
Valentine, born in Hopkinton, November 12, 1809; 
married Philip Wentworth Bixby, April 22, 1829. He 
was in business in Boston, under the firm of Fox & 
Bixby, burned out in the Kilby-street fire 1825. After- 
wards, for many years, employed by the Eastern Rail- 




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road Company. He died April 29, 1S57. Mrs. Bixby 
died June 26, 1866. Their ciiildren were: — 

' Samuel Valentine, born Dec 12, lS2g ; in. Marj- Bartlett, June, 1852. 
Mar)' I-izzie, George Dale, Nellie Valentine, their children, all 
dead. S. V. Bixby was accidentally drowned at Hull, June 5, 

' Frances Maria, born April 4, 1833. 

• Alfred, born Sept. S, 1S36; m. Orelia C. Pannelee, of Lansing, 

Mich., July I, 1S62 ; resides in Lansing. 

'Eliza Fisk Valentine ('Samuel, Jr., 'Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' John), twin daughter of Samuel, Jr., and 
Mary (Fisk) Valentine, born November 10, 1.S13; 
married Benjamin S. Farnsworth, March 21, 1S32. He 
was born in Boston, August 9, 1804. He was in 
business in Hopkinton; removed to Detroit, Mich., 
1837, where the}* still reside. Their children were: — 

• Harriet Eliza, bom in Detroit, Aug. 5, 1839. 

• Henrietta Lou' .e, born in Detroit, .\pril 16, 1842. 

' Mary Susan, born in Detroit, Dec. 17, 1847 ; m. Wlliam \V. Smith. 

'Samuel Fisk Valentine ('Samuel, Jr., 'Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' John), son of Samuel, Jr., and Mary (Fisk) 
Valentine, born 1S15; married Henrietta Maria Jack- 
son, daughter of James and Martha Jackson, of Ash- 
land. She was born October 8, i8;!3; married May 
14, 1S45 ; died November 3, 1S54. Samuel Fisk was in 
business in Buston and Providence, R. I. He died in 
Hopkinton, October 30, 1S63. Their children were: — 

• James Jackson, born June 6, l?46 ; m. .\gnc'^ \V. Palmer. 

• Martha Price, born Nov. 6, 1848. She graduated at the State Nor- 

mal School, Framingham, .Mass., July 10, 1S66; commenced 
teaching, Oct. I. lSi6, in Worcester, where she remained three 
years ; taught in a private school at .St. Louis, Mo., one year, and 
is now teaching in Brookline, Mass. 

• Mary Jenni^on, born Sept. 12, l8;i ; died Dec. 20, 1S54. 


'Jane Valentine (' Samuel, Jr., 'Samuel, 'Thomas, 
' Ji)hn), sister of the preceding, born January 4, 1S17 ; 
married November 24, 1S40, to James Swan Sullivan. 
Me was son of William and Sarah (Swan) Sullivan, 
born in Boston, Februar}- 17, iSii ; graduated at the 
Medical College, Harvard, in 1832; practiced his pro- 
fession in Hopkinton for a time; then removed to 
Galena, Illinois. From there he went to Darien, Geo. ; 
thence to Savannah, where the famil)- now reside, and 
where he died, February .'o, 1874. Their children 
were : — 

• Sarah S^an, born in Galena, Oct. 7, 1843. 

• Jamc?^. bom in Darien, Aug. 17, 1845. 

• '.Villiam. born in Hopkinton, Oct, 13. 1847. 

• John, bom in Darien, Dec. 23, 1849. 

• Swan, born in Hopkinton, Nov. 13, 1851. 

• Meredith .^inor}', born in Hopkinton, Jan. 2, 1853. 

• Gertrude, born in Hopkinton, Sept. 13, 1855 ; died in Savannah. 

•John Tyng Valentine ('Samuel, Jr., 'Samuel, 
'Thomas, 'John), )-oungest son of Samuel, Jr., and 
Mar)- (Fisk) Valentine, born September 2, 1818; mar- 
ried Mrs. Mary W. (Clafiin) Valentine, December, 
1814. He carried on his father's farm, and died Octo- 
ber 6, 1S52. Their children were : — 

• Fanny .\., Ijorn Sept. 21, 1S42; is a successful teacher. 

• Emma Kale, born May 7, 1S44; graduated ,Tt the Winthrop School, 

Boston, receiving the silver medal ; gradua'ed at the Girls' High 
and Normal School, Boston, 1S63; has taught, since 1665, at the 
Winthrop School. 

• George .\lbert, born .Aug. 3, 1S46; m. Anna E. Loring. 

'Ann Maria Valentine (' Samuci, Jr., = Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' J<jlin), yuiingcst child of Samuel, Jr., and 
Mary (Fisk) X'alentine, born December 23, 1819; mar- 
ried Charles Winslow Claflin, April 18, 1844. He was 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


son of James and Susan (Wardsworth) Claflin, of 
Hupkinton. They reside at Hopkinton. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

• Emma Frances, born Feli. 21, 1S45 ; m. Edward W. Pierce. 

• Charles Leslie, born March l6, 1S5I. 

• Mary Valentine, bom Nov. 3, 1855. 

'Mar}' Ann Dexter Valentine (* Jolin, 'Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' John), the second daughter of John Jones 
and Sally (Voting) V^alcntine, born in Boston, July 
ji, 1812; married to Captain Nathaniel Sherburne 
Rogers, October 20, 1840. He was born at Mt. Ver- 
non, Me., in 1S05, and died in New Orleans, January 
6, 1848. Their children were: — 

• John Jones, boni in Boston, Aug. 30, 1 841 ; died !n Charleston, S. C, 


• Nathaniel Sherburne, born in Paterson, N. J., June 8, 1845 ; died in 

Cambridge, Oct. 24, 1846. 
•George Augustus, born in Liverpool, England, Sept. 12,1843; m. 
Susan R. Cunningham. 

• Harriet Jones Valentine (* Joseph, » Samuel, 
Thomas, ' John), eldest daughter of Colonel Joseph 
and Fanny (Haven) Valentine, born in Hopkinton, 
1800; married Abraham Harrington, in 1816, as his 
second wife. He was a lawyer ; graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1S12; settled in Hopkinton, where he 
died in 1S28. Mrs. Harrington married again, in 1829, 
Dr Jefferson Pratt, son of David and Lucy Pratt, of 
Belchertown, where he was born in 1803; graduated 
at the Berkshire Medical School, Pittsfield. His 
father was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. Dr. 
Pratt was the youngest of sixteen children. His 
inother was fifty-four years old when he was bom, and 
lived to be ninety-three. Dr. Pratt was representative 
from Hopkinton in 1839, 1840, 1841. 

1 48 The I'alenti Ill's in Anuriia. 

Mrs. Hiirrict J. (V'alcntinc Harrington) Pratt died 

at Hojikiiiton, October 19, 1S71. 

Chihiriit by Afr. I/arrini^h'n. 

' Frances Ann, born 1S17; m. Norman Cutler. 
' llcnrj' n., born 1S19; died in 1821. 

* Catherine Marlha, bom 1S22 ; m. Amos Cutter. 

* Cicorge H., bom 1S26; m. Maitha Mann. 

Childr.n by Dr. Pratt. 

• .Mar)' Jane, born 1S30; in. isl, George Bowen ; 2nd, H. B. Wilder. 

* Sarah B., burn 1S32 ; died in infancy. 

'Sarah Elizal)eth. born 1S36; livea with her father, at Hopkinton. 
and is quite an amateur artist. 

' Jolin Lf)\vell Valentine (' Joseph, ' Satniiel, 
» Tliomas, ' Jolin), eldest son of Joseph and Fanny 
(Haven) Valentine, born 1S02; married Miriam Rice 
Haven in 1S26; lived in Hopkinton, where he died in 
1S52. Their children were : — 

• Frances Caroline, born l526 ; m. Luther Phipps, 

• Henry Clay, born, 1S30; m. .\nnie D. Hagar. 

• Frederic Eugene, born 1S34 ; m. Ella Go-jsom. 

• Eliza Jane, born 1836 ; died 1840. 

' Ellen .Maria, bom 1S39 ; m. Hiram .\. Wright. 

• Eliza Ann, bom 1641. 

» Eli2a Ann Valentine (* Joseph, ' Samuel, - Thomas^ 
' John), sister of the preceding, born in Hopkinton, in 
1S13; married B. G. Cutter, of Louisville, Ky., where 
they resided until Mr. Cutter's death, in 1S49. Mrs. 
Cutter then rettirncd to Massachusetts, with her chil- 
dren. She resides with her daughter, in Brooklyn, 
X. Y. Their children were: — 

'Josephine Eliza, born 1839; m. lit, G. S'.rickland ; 2nd, Ur. J. 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


• Faany Haven, bom ; m. Clinton Hardy. 

•George Lewis, born 1S47 ; m. Fanny Knapj>, of New Vork, Nov. 
12, 1873. 

' Charles Henry Valentine (* Joseph, ' Samuel, 
' Tiiomas, ' John), brotlier of preceding, born at Hop- 
kinton, 1S17; married, 1st, Mrs. Cjtithia Ann Saw- 
telle, in 183S. Thc\' had two children, who died 
young. She died at St. Louis, in 1S47. Cliarles H. 
Valentine was in business in St. Louis until after his 
wife's death, in 1S49, and in 1850 lie was of the firm of 
Wheeler & Co., Boston, successors to Harnden's Ex- 
press. He married Julia F. Devins, of Charlestown, 
Mass., in 1S51, and soon after removed to Xew Vork, 
where he was very successful in business. lie died in 
1S70. His widow lives on the Hudson! Their chil- 
dren were : — 

• Julia. 

• Florence. 

• Charles, died young. 

'Edward Hopkins Valentine ('Joseph, 'Samuel, 
' Thomas, • John), brother of preceding, and j-oungest 
of ihe famil)-, born in 1S22 ; married, ist, Julia Moses, 
of Exeter, X. H. She died in Exeter, and he married, 
2nd, Mrs Clara (Gooe) Baker. They live in Balti- 
more, and have one child : — 

Annie, bom ■ 

-, 1861. 

• William Fuller Fitch (» Mary, » Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), eldest son of >Liry (Valentine) and Elijah 
Fitch, of Hopkinton, born May 28, iSoi ; iiiarried 
Eliza Ann Lyon, June 3, 1827. He lived in Hopkin- 
ton for a time, and tlien removed to Lewiston, Me. 
He was constantly inventing, and endeavoring to per- 

150 The Valentines in America. 

feet (jtlier inventions — among those best known, 
" Fitch's Self-Adjusting Sliingle Machine," and 
" Fitch's Regulator." He overtaxed iiis brain and 
was paralyzed, which caused his death, May 8, 1S57. 
Their children were : — 

• Ann Maria Fitch, born Aug. 16, 1828. 

• Henry C, born Dec. 17, 1S30 ; m. Agnes Wright, Dec. 3, 1S63. 
•Charlotte P., born July 13, 1832; m. George A. Seabury, May 6, 

1S56; one child, 'Carrie A., born July 15, 1857. 
•William L., born Aug. 15,1834; m. Viola T. W'estcott, July 18. 

• Mary E., born July 29, 1S36; died April 12, 1837. 

• Ch.irlcb E., born .\pril 15. 1S3S ; died Sept. 10, 1838. 

• James A., bom Dec. 21, 1843. 

' Emily Stimpson Fitch (' Mary, ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), sister of preceding, and eldest daughter of 
Mary Valentine and Elijah Fitch, born July 26, 1802 ; 
married Edward Dodge Baker, of Wenham, Mass., 
May I, 1834. They lived in Salem, where all their 
children were born; then removed to Hopkinton, 
where he died, February 6, 1864. Their children 
were : — 

• Mar)' Filch, bom March 5, 1S36 ; taught at the South, in New York, 

and now has a private school in Hopkinton. 

• Hannah Fitch, born May 2, 1838 ; teaching in h r sister's school. 
' licnjamin Franklin, born Aug. 24, 1S40; m. Sarah J. Ball. 

• Edward Henry, born Jan. 14, 1842 : m. .\nnie Moore. 

' John Augustus Fitch (• Mary, ' Sainuel, « Thomas, 
John), brother of preceding, born at Hopkinton, Oc- 
tober 8, 1S03; married Lucy Ann Howe, daughter of 
the Rev. N'athaniel Howe and Olive (Jones) Howe, 
March 19, 1829. (Mrs. Howe was the daughter of 
Ji)hn Jones, Esq., and sister of Mrs. Samuel Valen- 
tine, the grandmother of J. A. Fitch.) John A. Fitch 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


lived on tlie Howe farm for many years, but sold that, 
and bouq^lit the Adams farm, wliich he stifl owns. He 
was Representative from Hoptiinton in 1S54, 1855; 
Chairman of Board of Assessors; Trustee of State 
Reform Sciiool for three years ; Trustee of Industrial 
School for Girls; Overseer of Poor; Justice of Peace 
for twcnty-fivc years; and, for the last three years. 
Trial Justice for Middlesex county. Their children 
were : — 

' .\pplclon Howe, born March It, 1S30; m. Elizabeth Bennett. 
' Eilward I'-Tyson. born March S, 1832 ; m. Sarah \. Wilmarth. 
' John Wilher^poon, born .May 31, 1834. 

* Mary Ru'.scll, born Oct. 17, 1S36 ; died July 19, 1837, 
' Harriet Loud, born July 17, 1839 ; died Sept. I, 1841. 
' Elijah, born Oct. 24, 1841. 

' Calvin Webster, born June 8, 1843. 

• Nathaniel Emmons, born May 12, 1S45 ; died Oct. 12, 1846. 

' Leonard Mellen Fitch (* Mary, 'Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), brother of preceding, born June 3, 1805 ; edu- 
cated at tlie Burlington College, Vt.; studied medi- 
cine; then law; taught school at the same time; 
received a lucrative offer to go South to teach, which 
he accepted, and remained nine years. He married, 
there, Louisa Ball, daughter of Dr. Stephen Ball, of 
.\orthboro', Mass., July 21, 1835. She taught in 
Southern Virginia five years. They then went West for 
a time; finally, went to Boston, and he associated him- 
self with his brother-in-law, Dr. Ball, Dentist, where 
he now is. Thcv reside at West Newton, Mass. Their 
children were : — 

* George Lincoln, born 1S38. 
' Mary Louise, born 1S40; died young. 

'Caroline Eli?abcih ; born 1846; leaches in a Kindergarten school, 
in Boston. 

' Mary Ann Fitch (' Mnry, ' Samuel, ' T'lomas, 
' Jolin). sister of preceding, born April S, 1S07 ; mar- 
ried Oilman Ball, March 19, iSjj; lived in Hopkin- 
ton. He died June 27, 1S43. Slie died October 31, 
iS6:. Their children were: — 

' Mar)-, l>orn March 1<). 1S33 ; died young. 

• George Hrnr)-, born July 29. 1S34 ; died in infancy. 

• Ellen Maria, horn Nov. 5, 1S36; in. Elisha Frail. 

• Sarah Jane, born July 23, 1S3S ; m. B. F. Baker. 

' Fanny Valentine Fitch, sister of preceding, born 
December 24, 180S; married to John S.awyer, April 
7, 1S36. She died at Hopkinton, AiigTJSt, 1S44. Their 
children were : — 

• Franccena, Iwm Jan. 6, 1837. 

• Isabel, born .\pril 29, 1S40; m. James \V. Leonard. 
' .\nna, bom May 20, i?42 m. Lorenro Wallace. 

• Arthur Tappan, born Jui> ' . 1S44 ; died July 13, 1S46. 

' James Ilarvcy Fitch (' Mar)*, ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), brother of preceding, born October 7, 1810; 
married Susan Haxward (daughter of liis father's 
third wife, Mrs. Olive Ilayward), April 13, 1836; lived 
many years in Hopkinton; then removed to Worces- 
ter. Mass., where he now resides. Their children 
were : — 

• Olive H.iyward. born May 30, 1S37 ; m. Harrison G. Otis. 

• .\nn .AugiHta, born .\pril 19, 1S41 ; died March 23,1865. 

• .\bby Claflin, bom .\pril 24, 1S44 ; died Dec 25, 1847. 
' William Henrj-, born Jan. 8, 1S47. 

• Charles .Albert, born Oct. 10, iSjl ; died Dec. 27, 1S52. 

* Elizabetli Jones Fitch (' Mar)-, ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
'John), sister of preceding, born September 7, 1S13; 
married Fisher Ileincnway, of Framingham, Mass., in 

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1S35. They reside in Hopkinton. Mrs. Hemenway 
is a verj- energetic, capable and intelligent woman, 
and brouglit up a large family. Their children 
were : — 

• Marj' Filch, born Nov. 3, 1S35 ; m. Charles H. Pierce. 
' Rebecca, born June 26, 1S37 ; died June 5, 1S42. 

' .Mfrcd, bom .\ug. 17, 1839 ; graduated al Vale College, 1S61 ; grad- 
uated at Harvard I,aw School, 1S63 ; lawjer ; lives in Boston; 
married Myra L. McT-anaihan, Oct., 1871. 

• .\lice, born Nov. 2, 1840. 

' Frances ,\nn Erving, born Jan. 17. 1844 ; died Feb. II, 1848. 

• Charles Fisher, born July 13, 1S46; died March 6, 1848. 

• Everett, bom Oct. 2. 1848. 

• George Louis, born Nov. 23, 1S50 ; graduated at Yale College, 187a ; 

is now studying law. 

• James Wilbur, born Aug. 16, 1853. 

• Lizzie Valentine, born March 5, 1857. 

• Edwin -Mien, born May 3, 1859. 

• Harry, bom .^ug. 19, 1861. 

' Nathaniel Howe Fitch, brother of preceding, bom 
July 16, i3i5; married Adeline Valentine, daughter 
of Captain Joseph Valentine, of Hopkinton, February 
27, 1818. They lived in Hopkinton until the death of 
his wife, which took place October 26, 1863. He then 
removed to Maples, Ind., where he now resides. He 
married second wife, Mary Bailey, October, 1869. 

ChiUren by First , 'iff- 

• Sarah >L, born Jan. 2, 1S40; m. John M. Parkey, of Ohio, Oct. 31. 

1871 ; live in Columbia City, Ind. 

• George, bom May 9, 1841 ; died Sept. 17, 1841. 

• Harriet R., bom Jan. 3, 1S44; died Sept. 23, 1863. 

• Rebecca \V., bom Dec. 17, 1S47 ; died Aug. 14, 1848. 
' Martha V., born Jan. 27, 1S50; died June 10, 1850. 

• Lewis y\., born Dec. 9, 1851 ; died Feb. 2, 1852. 

• Charles W., born Sept. 28, 1S55 ; died Oct. 17, 1854. 

• Frank H., bom July II, 1856 ; died .ug. 23, 1856. 



The Vnlciitincs in Aiiitrica. 

• lo-icph Valentine, born Nov. 7, 1S57 ; owner of the " Lynde Bible.' 

• .\rlhur M., I»irn Sept, 3, 1S59. 

Br S.roii,i Wife. 
Clarence Khiyn.Ixjrn .\pril 7, 1S71. 

' Ch.irles Henry Fitch (' Mary, ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' Johnl, brother of preceding, and youngest of the 
family, born September 2, 1S20; married Augusta 
Parker, daughter of Nathaniel and Polly Parker, 
February 8, 1S43. He lived for a tiine at Hopkinton; 
then removed to Worcester, Mass., wliere he is en- 
g.iged in the manufacturing of boots. Their children 
were : — 

• .\(ielia .\iigust.T, born Dec. 15, I>45 ; m. Henry J. Nelson, 1872. 

• Jennie Sophi.a, l">rn in Worcester, Sept. 9, 1850. 

" Charles Sumner, born in Worcester. June 9, 1853. 
« Fanny Etta, born in Worcester, May 19, 1855. 

• Frank Evarts, born in Worcester, Feb. 22, 1858. 

' Adeline Matilda Valentine (* Thomas, ' Samuel, 
» Thomas, ' John), eldest daughter of Thomas and 
Helen (Read) Valentine, born Jantiar)- 2, iSo4 ; married 
Benjamin Clark Pond, 1S21 ; lived at Ashland, where 
she died, October 30, 1S51. He died March 17, 1870. 
Their children were : — 

' Frances Maria. Imin Jan. 27, 1S22; m. Otis Cole. 

• Henr)- Valentine, born June 26, 1S24. 

' I.ucinila Valcnline Pond, born Oct. 21, 1S26 ; died March, 1P43. 
'George Frederic. l)orii Nov. 17, 1S30; m. Mar)- Devine. 

• Catherine Corncli.!, born Oct. 22, 1832 ; m. William Jones. 

• Thomas Clark, I>orn 1840. 

' Lucinda Young Valentine, sister of preceding, 
born April 5, 1S07; married Spencer Nolen, Nov. 13, 
1S37. Thcv reside in Boston, where he has been a 

Dcscctidaiits of Samuel Valentine. 


successful dentist 
were : — 

for many years. Their^children 

' Albert Valentine, born Dec. 16, 1S3S ; m. Elizal>eth .S. Morton. 

' Samuel Andrews, bom March 3, 1S41 ; m. Mar)- H. Howe. 

•Caroline, born Feb. 5, 1S45 ; graduated at the Girls' High and 
Normal School, Boston ; taught in the Winthrop School several 
years; then went to Germany two year^, to perfect herself in 
music and the modem languages. 

' Helen Maria \'alentine ('' Thomas, ' Samuel, 

• Thomas, ' John), sister of preceding, born February 
17, 1810; taught eight years; married James H. Jones, 
January 15, 1840. He had charge of the depot at 
Ashland for many years, and was also postmaster. 
Their children were: 

• Mary Valentine, Ixjm July 17, 1S41 ; m. Wesley U. Houghton, Oct, 

21, 1863. 

• Helen M., born Dec. 15. 1S42, m. Charles O. Melcalf. 

• Lucinda M., born Jan. 16, 1S46 ; taught two years, died Feb. 23. 


• Caroline Hale, bore .April 23, 1848. 

• Cereno Upham, bom April 23, 1S51 ; succeeded his father as agent 

of the Boston and Albany Railroad Company; died suddenly, of 
typhoid fever, October I, 1S73: very fine young man. 

• Adeline I'ond, bora Oct. 24, 1S53. 

' Emily Read Valentine, sister of preceding, bom 
January 11, 1815; married Daniel Coburn Morey in 
1838. He died September 4, 1863. Their children 
were : — 

' Georg-- Valentine, born Sept. 2g, 1 839. 

• Helen Frances, born Sept. iS, 1842. 

' Emma Pauline, Ixjra Jsn. 22, 1S45 ; is a successful teacher. 

• James Baniard Reed, bom Dec. 25, 1S48. 

' Fanny .\sinath I'arsons, born July 26,1850; m. Millard J. Pole, 
Jan. S, 1S73 ; died Jan. 21, 1874. 

• Daniel Webster, born July 12, 1S52. 

• Lucinda Cobura, born Oct. 6, 1S56. 

156 The Valentines in America. 

' Thomas Bucklin Valentine (' Thomas, ' Samuel, 
< Thomas, ' John), brother of preceding, and only son 
of Thomas and Helen (Read) V'alentine, born No- 
vember 7, 1S18; married Harriet M. Parker, July 30, 
1845. Their children were : — 

' Annie Parker, born in Brooklyn. N. V., Aug. 17, 1848; m. \V. B. 

Helen Pauline, bom in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 7. 1S50; died July 19, 


* Marv Frances, bom in New York, Aug. 3,1853. 

* Hattie Lucinda, bom in Flushing, L. I.. April 7, 1854; died .\pril 

9. '854. 

' Maria A. \'alentine (' Harry, ' Samuel, ' Thomas, 
I John), eldest daughter of Harry and Mar)- (Mawney) 
Valentine, born June 10, 1808; married January 31, 
1833, Winthop Eaton. He died soon after their 
youngest child was born. Mrs. Eaton resides in 
Brooklyn, X. Y. Their children were: — 

Cecelia, born 1S33 ; died June, 1854. 
William Uenr)-, born 1835 ; died 1836. 
Harry Valentine, born 1837 ; died 1853. 
Maria A., bora 1841 ; died 1856. 
Winthrop, bora 1S43; died 1872. 

' Edward Harrj- \'alentine (' Henry, ' Samuel, 
'Thomas, 'John), eldest son of Harry and Mary 
(Mawney) Valentine, born in Hopkinton, October 5, 
17S6; married Olive L. Place, daughter of Stephen 
Place, of Foster, R. I., November 1, 1843; lives at 
East Greenwich, R. I. Their children were: — 

• Horatio Henr)', born in Stirling, Conn., .\ug. 5, 1844. 

' Kdward I.a»!><jn, born in .Stirling, Conn., .Xjiril 19, 1S46. 

• Charles Clinton, born in Stirling, Conn., May 2. 1851. 

' Alfred .\. Valentine (' Harry, ' Samuel, » Thomas, 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


' John), brother of preceding, liorn September 26, 
1S19; married Sarah P. Ingalls in 1845. He is of the 
firm of Valentine & Butler, manufacturers of the 
Alum Safe; resides in Xew York. They have one 

• Helen Ingalls; m. May 7, 1873. Waller C. Hubbard, of N. Y. 

' Harriet A. V'alentine, sister of preceding, born 
September i, 1817; married April 26, 1839, Dr. P. H. 
VVildman. She died April 4, 1S46, and left the follow- 
ing children : — 

• Julia, born June 9, 1S40 ; died Aug. 29, 1S41. 

' Clara, born July 19, 1842 ; m. .\lfred Young, of New York. 

• Valentine, bom Sept. 5. 1844. 

• Gerlrude, born March 16, 1846 ; died May 14, 1846. 

'Albert Horner Tilton (' Fanny, 'Samuel, ' Thomas, 
' John), the eldest son of Fanny (Valentine) and 
Homer Tilton, born April 2, 1820; married Joanna 
Spader, August 15, 1848; lived in Xew York, where 
all his children were born, until recently. Now re- 
sides in Ashland, Mass. Their children were: — 

* Frederic Eaton, born May 29, 1 849. 

• Albert Valentine, bom Jan. 6, 1851. 

• Charles .Mills, born May 3, 1853. 

* Ella Spader, bom Feb. 26, 1855. 

' George Eugene Tilton, brother of preceding, born 
September 22, 1822; married Mrs. Joanna Sirrine, 
May 15, 1S49; resides in Xew York. Their children 
were : — 

' George H., born Jan. 31, 1850. 
' Ed» in N., born .\ug. 28. :856. 
' Douglas, bom July 15, lS6j. 





I 'all nil Ill's ill America. 

' Edward Lafayette Tilton, brother of preceding, 
born June 13, 1S24; married Marj- E. Pentland, No- 
vember 8, 1S45; resides at Providence, R. I. The 
Pl\ inpton-Hancock cane is in liis possession. Their 
children were : — r 

' Fanny Valentine, born Oct. 5, 1846. 

' Homer, born Sept. 6, 1S4S; dieJ in Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1S64. 

' Francis P., borr Sept. 6, 1S48 ; died in Xew York, Sept. 7, 1S48 

• Lauson Valentine, born Dec. 22, 1850; died March 12, 1852. 

• William Jenni-'on. born May 25, 1853. 
' Leila E., born Xov. 12, 1S55. 

' Edwin I'oolh, born Sept. 14, 1S59. 

' Lawson Valentine Tilton (' Fanny, ' Samuel, 
'Thomas, ' Jolin), youngest son of Fanny Valentine 
and Iloiner Tilton, born April 13, 1828; married 
Mary Marks Fowler, December 11,1851; resides in 
New York; has been connected with the Fall River 
and Long Branch steamboats; has a hotel in New 
Vork. Their onlj' child was: 

Emma, bom Dec. 15, 1852. 

' Andrew Price X'alentine (Lawson, Samuel, Thomas, 
John), eldest son of Lawson and Mary Ann (Price) 
\'alentine, born in Carnbridgeport, Mass., November 
14, 1818; married H.innah Read, May 6, 1841 ; lives 
on a portion of the old X'alcntine hometead, Ashland, 
Mass. Their children were: — 

• Mary .Ann Osgood.-born in the old "Valentine House," June 26, 

1S44; m. Franklin Eu^li^. 

• Lawson Edward, Iwrn in the old " Valentine House," Jan. 22, 1847 ; 

lives in Chicago, Illinois. 

• Eliial>e:h Read, be'rn Dec, 1S53 ; died Dec. 30, 1S54. 

= William Price X'alentine (' Lawson, ' Samuel, 

Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


* Thomas, ' John), brother of preceding, born in Cam- 
bridgeport, September 30, 1S20; married Caroline 
Warren, June 7, 1848; lives in the old "Valentine 
House," and carries on what remains of the old farm. 
fhe Hopkinton Railroad has cut the farm up into 
sections, injured it for farming purposes, and made 
sad havoc among the old hills and trees. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

• Grace, born in the *' Valentine House,' 

Scott, April 27, 1872. 

• Albert William, bom June 29, 1855. 

• Lizzie Maria, bom Sept. 17, 1858. 

Nov. 20, 1850: m. G. A. 

» Edivard Lawson Valentine (* Lawson, 'Samuel, 
'Thomas, ' John), brother of preceding, born in Bos- 
ton, August 3, 1823; went to California in the ship 
" Regulus," among the first who went around Cape 
Horn; remained there five years; returned; then 
went West, and settled in Michigan City, Indiana, 
where he still resides. He married Mary Jane Angier, 
of Worcester, Mass., July 30, 1S56. Their children 
were : — 

• Florence Erving, bom in Michigan City, Jan. 13, 1858. 

' Fanny Jennison, bom in Michij;an City, Jan. 4, 1S60; died Oct. 6, 

• Florence .\ngier, born in Michigan City, Oct. 15, 1S61. 

• Kate Palmer, bom in Michigan City, March 15, 1S67. 

» Frances Erving V.:lentine (• Lawson, ' Samuel, 
» Thomas, • John), only daughter of Lawson and 
Mary Ann (Price) Valentine, born in Boston, June 4, 
1827; married, February 4, 1S67, Samuel Martin 
Weston, third son of Elephas and Elizabeth (Long 
fellow) Weston, born In Bristol; married July 21, 

i6o TItc I'lilcnfiiics in A me r tea. 

iSrp; graduated at Bo\vd<jin College, 1844; entered 
Ent^lish \V\'^\\ School, Bcjston, as a teacher, 1845; 
remained there until 1S52, when he was chosen Prin- 
cipal of tlie English High Sdhool for Boj-s, under the 
charge of Trustees, Roxbury, Mass. ; was elected by 
Roxbur)- High School Coinniittee to take charge of 
the " Roxbury High School for Boys and Girls," in 
the year 1S60. He still remains Head Master of this 

' Augusta Maria X'alentine (* Charles, ' Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' Johnj, second daughter of Charles and 
Isanna (Chamberlain; Valentine, born in the old 
"Roger Price House," at Hopkinton, Mass., Octo- 
ber 31, 1824; married to Ezra T. Nelson, of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., October 9, 184S. He was born in 
Milford, Mass, May 9, 1823; went to Grand Rapids; 
entered into business; and has thus far been 
very successful. Mrs. Xclsun is quite an amateur 
artist, both in oil and water colors. Their chil- 
dren were: — 

* .Annie Valentine, bom .\ug. 3, 1849. 

* Isabel Augu-Ia, boru May 7, 1854. 

* Elizabeth Gouch, born Feb. 2S, 1S55 ; died Sept. 2, 1855. 

* Louise ^laud, bom Jan. iS, 1S60. 

' Eawson X'alentine ('Charles, ' Samuel, - Thomas, 
' John), youngest son of Charles and Isanna (Chamber- 
lain) V'alcntine, born in Cainbridgeport, Mass., April 
13, iS;S; married Lucy Hey wood Houghton, May 27, 
1S51. She was born January 7, 1830. He was of the 
firm of Stimson, Valentine & Co., Boston, paints and 
varnishes; occupied at one time the former store of 
his uncle Lawson, iiJ State-street. He afterwards 

Descendants of Samuel Valentitu. i6i 

engaged in the manufacturing of varnish, under the 
firm of Lawson, \'alentine & Co., Riverside, Cam- 
bridge. The factory was burned, and he then removed 
his establishment to Williamsburgh, X. Y., where he 
now manufactures, and has liis business house in New 
York cit)-. Their children were: — — 

• Howard Lawson, born in CambriH^e|K)rt, May 29, 1852; died Sept. 


• .Almira Houghton, bom in Cambridgeport, Nov. 13, 1855. 
' Mary Campbell, born at West Newton, Nov. 15. 1862. 

' Henry Chamberlain Valentine ('Charles, 'Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' John), brother of preceding, born in Cam- 
bridgeport, April 21, 1830, second son of Charles and 
Isanna (Chamberlain) V.'ljntine; is associated in 
business with his brother, Lawson Valentine; married 
Grace Barrett, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Barrett, 
of Boston, November 14, 1873; resides at Spuj'ten 
Duyvil, N. Y. Their only child was: — 

• I^ngdon Barrett, bom Oct. 12, 1873. 

' Rebecca Jones Valentine, sister of the preceding, 
born in Cambridgeport, February 22, 1834; married 
Leland Fairbanks, Jr., December 17, 1855 ; son of Le- 
land and Polly (Crosby) Fairbanks, born in 1825, 
settled in Troy, N. Y., as a lawyer; removed to New 
York, where they no-.v reside. Their children were : — 

• Leland Fairbanks,' 3rd, bom at Cambridgeport,, April 17, 

' Ellen Valentine, bom at Orange, N. J., SepL 16, 1862. 

' Charles Theodore Valentine (' Charles, ' Samuel, 
' Thomas, ' John, youngest son of Charles and Isanna 
(Chamberlain) Valentine, born at Cambridgeport, Oc- 
tober 29, 1846; married Charlofte G. Light, February 

1 62 The ] 'die 11/ tins ill Aiitcri.-n. 

13,1872; has a printing establishment in Boston; was 
blown up and burned out in tlie great fire of Nov. 6, 
1872: and lost everything. Their only child was: — 

• Robert Groosnor, Lorn Nov. 29. 1S72. 

• Fanny Clark Jennison P Mary, * Samuel, 'Samuel, 
■ Thomas, ' John), the youngest cliild of Mary Clarke 
(Valentine) and William Dennison Jennison, born at 
Hopkinton, Jan. i, 1S37; taught in the Winti)rop 
School, Boston, from January, 1857, to June, 1867; 
married S. C. Bixby, June 20, 1867; reside at Boston 
Highlands. Their children were: — 

' Lucy Melville, born July 29. i86g. 
' Mar)' Jennison, born Oct. 2, 1873. 

' Mary Susan Farnsworth (' Eliza, * Samuel, ' Sam- 
uel, 'Thomas, 'John), youngest daughter of Eliza 
Fisk (\'alentine) and Benjamin S. Farnsworth, born in 
Detroit, Mich., December 17, 1847 ; married, February 
14, 1S6;, William Wirt Smith, sixth son of James Ayer 
Smith, one of the oldest settlers of Chicago, Illinois, 
born in Chicago, April 4, 18^9; is a great-great- 
nephew of John Hancock, one of the signers of the 
"Declaration of Independence;" reside in Chicago. 
Their onh' child was: — 

' Kmma Valentine, born June 21, 1873. 

(• Jaines Jackson Valentine C Samuel, * Samuel, 
'Samuel, 'Thomas, ' John), eldest son of Samuel Fisk 
and Henrietta M. (Jackson) \'alcntine, born June 6, 
1S46; married at .Ncwtonville, Mass., June 16, 1869, 
Agnes Wales Palmer. She had taught some time in 

Dcsceitdauts of Sninucl Vali-ntine. 163 

private schools. James J. Valentine is Casliier of the j 

Framingham Bank; is very much liked and respected t 

by those who have business relations with him. Their 1 
children were : — 

' Freileric Palmer, bom .\pril 24,1870. 
' James Clark, bom Feb. 9, 1872. 

• George Albert X'alentine (' John, ' Samuel, ' Sam- 
uel, ' Thomas, ' Johnj, son of John Tyng and Mary W. i 
(Claflinj Valentine, born in Ilopkinton, August 3, [ 
1846; is in business in B'itcjn; married October 29, 
1873, Anna E. Loring, daugliter of J. F. Loring, of | 
Xewton Center, Mass. 

•Emma Frances Claflin ('Ann Maria, 'Samuel, ' 

'Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), eldest daughter of Ann 
Maria (Valentine) and Charles W. Claflin, bora at i 

Hopkinton, February 21, 1845; married February 28, . 

1 866, Edward Willard Pierce. He gradu.ated with 
distinction at Amherst College, 1859; for some con- 
siderable time was sucscssfully employed in teaching 
at Madison, Conn., Abingdon, Hopkinton and New- 
ton, Mass. He subsequentlj- settled iu St. Louis, Mo., 
and, finallv, in New Orleans, where he died of vellow 
fever (while his family wire North), September 13, 
1S71. At the time of his death, in addition to the 
position of State Senator, he was a most active and 
efficient member of the City Board of Public School 
Directors. Their children were: — 

' Edward W'inslow, born Jan. 19, 1S67. 
' Winslow Claflin, bom Sept. 19, lS7a 

'George Augustus Rogers ('Mar)- Ann, 'John, 
'Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), only surxiving son of 
Mary .\nn De.xter (\'alentine) and Captain Nathaniel 

164 TIu Valentines in America. 

S. Rogers, born at Liverpool, England, September 12, 
1843; married Susan Rice Cunninghatr, of Boston, 
1S68; has been employed at the Ames Manufacturing 
Company, Seymour, Conn. ; is now at the Waltham 
Bleachery. Their children were: — 

' Nalhaniel Sherburne, bom Dec. 19, 1868. 

' Nellie Pierce, born Oct. 25, 1 870. 

' Alice Cunningham, born Oct. 4, 1872. 

• Frances Ann Harrington {' Harriet, ' Joseph, 
'Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), the eldest daughter of 
Harriet J. Valentine and Abraham Harrington, born 
at Hopkinton, 1S17; mairied, in 1838, Norman Cutter, 
of St. Louis. Their children were: — 

' .Mary Webber, bom 1839; m. Hugh McKittrick. 

' Elizabeth Harrington, born 1841 ; m. Chester H. Knim. 

•Catherine Martha Harrington, sist;r of preceding, 
born in Hopkinton, 182;; married Amos Cutter, of 
St. Louis, 1840. Their children were: — 

' Harriet Valentine, born 184I ; died 1847. 

' George Webber, born Mareh 10, 1S43 ; m. Susan Osbom. 

' Norman W., bora 1S46 ; died 1 854. 

' Norman, born 1S46; died 1 849, 

' Kate Harrington, bom 1852. 

' Laura France^, born 1862. 

•George Hnr: :igton ('Harriet, 'Joseph, 'Samuel, 
'Thomas, ' John , only son of Harriet J. (Valentine) 
and Abraham Harrington, born in Hopkinton, 1826; 
entered Amherst College in 1S43; wa- there nearly 
three years. His health failed, and lie went to St. 
Louis, where he studied law; afterwards studied with 
Robert Rantoul, and was admitted to the bar in Bos- 
ton ; married in Boston, 1S50, Martha S.Mann; re- 

Descendants of Samuel \'alentine. 165 

turned to St. Louis, wliere he was drowned in 1853. 
His wife has twice married ; is now the wife of Hon. 
S. C. Pomeroy, of Kansas. 

•Mary Jane Pratt ('Harriet, 'Joseph, 'Samuel, 
'Thomas, 'John), the eldest daughter of Harriet J. 
(Valentine Harrington) and Dr. Jefferson Pratt, born 
at Hopkinton, 1830; married, 1st, George Bowen in 
1854; married 2nd, Haivey B. Wilder, of Worcester, 
Mass., in 1S72. Their only child was: — 

Charles I'ratt, born in Worcester, April 3, 1873. 

"Frances Caroline Valentine ('John, Moseph, 
'Samuel, 'Thomas, 'John), eldest daughter of John 
Lowell and Miriam R. (Haven) Valentine, born at 
Hopkinton, 1826; married, in 1S54, Luther Phipps. 
They reside in Worcester, Mass. Their children 

were :- 

' .\rthur Valentine. 
' Ralph Leon. 

• Henry Clay V'alentine, brother of preceding, and 
eldest son of J. Lowell and Miriam R. Valentine, 
born at Hopkinton, 1830; married .-Xnnie D. Hagar, 
of Worcester, Mass., where they reside. Their only 
child wa; — 

' Florence, born in Worcester, 1867. 

'Frederic Eugene Valentine ('John, 'Joseph, ' Sam- 
uel, 'Thomas, 'John), brother of the preceding, born 
in Hopkinton in 1834; married Etta Gossom in 1872. 
Their only child was : — 

' Miriam Haven, bom Oct., 187^!! 

• Ellen Maria Valentine, siiter of the preceding. 

l66 The Valitt tines in Ameriea. 

born in Hopkinton, 1S39; married Hiram A. Wright, 
of Boston, Nov. 24, 1S64. Their cliildren were: — 

Katie Nasim, born 1S67. 
Lizzie \'ak-iuine, bora 1S68. 
Jobej)h \'alciuinc, born 1871. 

•Josepliine Eliza Cutter (' Eliza, ' Joseph, ' Samuel, 
» 'Diomas, 'John), eldest daughter of Eliza Ann (Val- 
entine) and B. G. Cutter, born in Louisville, Ky., 
1839; married George Strickland, of Louisville, in 
1S61; had three children ; married a second time. Dr. 
Joseph C. Snively, of Brooklyn, N. V., in 1872. They 
reside in Brooklj-n. Their children were: — 

' .\nnie Whitney Strickland, born 1862. 
' Lucy Williams Strickland. ' 

' Fanny Cutter Strickland. : 

* Fanny Haven Cutter, sister <>f preceding, born 
-; married Clinton Hardy, of Adrian, Mich. 

Their children were : — 

' Eliza. 

' Josephine 

* Benjamin Franklin Baker, eldest son of Emily 
Stimpson (Fitch) and Edward D. Baker, born at Sa- 
lem, Mass., August 24, 1840; married his cousin, 
Sarah Jane Ball, daughter of Mary Ann (Fitch) and 
Gilman Ball, February 11, 1864; live in Hopkinton. 
He is now State Constable. Their only child was: — 

' Ed«ard Dodge, boin Oec iS, 1S71. 

' Edward Henrj- Baker, brother of the preceding, 
born in Salem, January 14, 1842; inarried Annie, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth Moore, of Oak 
Creek. Wis , formerly of England, July 2, 1872. He 

served in the War of the Rebellion nearly three years, 
and was honorably discharged, August, 1864. He 
went into business in Chicago, Illinois; lost ever)-- 
thing in the great fire of 1871; began anew, as all 
other sufferers did, and is doing well. Their only 
child was : — 

' Mar)- Emily, bom in Chic.igo, Sept. 6, 1S73. 

' Appleton Howe Fitch, eldest son of John A. and 
Lucy A. (Howej Fitch, born March 11, 1S30; married, 
October 3, 1859, Elizabeth Bennett. He graduated at 
Amherst College, 1S55; laugiit school at Chicago and 
Peoria, Illinois; finallj-, went to Maples, Ind., where 
he has a steam mill, manufacturing staves. Their 
children were: — 

' Herbert, bom lS6o ; died in infancy. 
' Xellie .Appleton, bcm Oct. 4, 1S62. 
' Lucy .Adaline, bom July 12, 1865, 
" Florence Houe, bora Jan. 15, 1S68, 
' Grace, bom Sept, 29, 1871.^ 

' Edward Paj-son Fitch, brother of preceding, born 
in IJopkinton, March 8, 1832; married Sarah A. Wil- 
inartli, April 19, 1857. He was one of the first settlers 
in Kansas, after that Territorj- was open for settle- 
ment; was a firm friend of freedom during all the 
border troubles; and was finally murdered in his own 
house, in the presence of his family, at Lawrence, 
Kansas, by Ouaiitrell's band, August 21, 1863, at the 
a^a of thirt}--one j-ears. Their cliildrcn were: — 

■ Julia Sumner, born Jan. 12, 1S58. 
' Charles Otis born June 6, 1S60. 
' Edward Pay^on, >tay 26, 1S63. 

'Zllcn Maria Ball, daughter of Mar)- Ann (Fitch) 

and Gilraan Ball, of Hopkinton, born November, 
1836; married Elisha Frail, March 10, 1S58; live in 
Hopkinton, Mass. Their children were :— 

• '■ Erne^t Leslie, born May 31, i860. 

' Mar)- Ellen, bom Aug. iS, 1862. 
' Walter Elton, born July iS, 1S68. 
' H.ittie F.ldora, born May 16, 1870; Hied young. 

'Isffbel Sawver, second daughter of Fanny Valen- 
tine Fitch and John Sawyer, born in Hopkinton, 
April 20, 1S40; married James W. Leonard, Foxboro, 
Mass., July 8, 1862. Theit children were: — 

' .\rthur William, bom Sept. 21, 1863. 
' Carrie Eliza, bora Oct. 21. 1865. 

« Anna Sawyer, sister of preceding, married Lorenzo 
Wallace, of Foxboro, Mass. She was born in Hop- 
kinton, May 20, 1842 ; married August i, 1868. Their 
children were : — 

' Lula May, bom Aug. I, 1E69. 

■ Herbert I.orenrn, born May 3, 1871. 

" Olive Hayward Fitch, eldest child of J. Harvey and 
Susan (Hayward) Fitrh, born May 30, 1837; married 
to Harrison Gray Otis, April 29, 1858. Their children 
were : — 

■ Charles Herbert, bom July 7, 1859. 
• Edward Filch, born Sept. 2q, 1867. 
' .Annie l.oui^e, born March 3, 1870. 

" Mary Fitch Hcmenway, eldest child of Elizabeth 
Jones (Fitch) and Fisher Hcmcnwa}-, of Hopkinton, 
born November 3, 1835 ; married, Februarj- 26, 1862, 
Cliarlcs Henry Pierce. She taught school three years. 
Her hiisb.ind was educated at Worcester Academy; 


Descendants of Samuel Valentine. 


graduated from office of J. H. Shcdd, Civil Engineer, 
Boston; established the Saturday Evening Chronotype ; 
was editor two years ; served four years on the Board 
of Assessors of the town of Weston (three years as 
Chairman); also, two j-ears on the Board of Select- 
men; in the United States service three months in 
1S64; appointed Assistant Engineer of the Providence 
Water Works, October, 1S69, which position he still 
holds. Their only child was: — 

■ Walter Fitch Pierce, born in Westboro, March 25, 1863. 

'Frances Maria Pond ('Adeline, 'Thomas, 'Sam- 
uel, 'Thomas, 'John), eldest child of Adeline M. 
^Valentine) and Benjamin C. Pond, born January 27, 
1S22; married, November, 1837, Otis Cole. He is a 
farmer; took charge of the Frankland farm; and 
three of his children were born in the old "Sir Flarrj 
Frankland House," Ashland, Mass. Their children 
were : — 

■ Stephen Barnard, bum May 12, iSjS ; died Dec. 22, 183! 

" Sarah Elizabeth, bom .\pril 6, 1S40; has taught for many years and 
is an excellent teacher. 

■ George Otis bom July '6, l542 ; died March ?t, 1853. 

■ George Otis, bora Jan. 19, 1S45. 

' Lucinda Pond, bom July '3' ''47; ■"■ Charl's B. Travis, Oct. 14. 

■ John Henry, bom Feb. 10, 1S51 : died Feb, 1852. 

' .Adeline Frances Maria, bom Feb. 12. 1553 ; m. E. A. Brigham. 
' Benjamin Clark, bom Oct. 21, 1S55. 
" Frank Nelion, bora Sept. 20, 1S61. 
" Kate Cornelia, bDm March 12, 1S65. 

' George Frederick Pond, brother of the preceding, 
born November 17, 1S30; married Mary Devine, Feb- 
ruarj- 22, 1S57; reside in Boston. Their children 
were : — 


i^'O The Vnlcniiitcs in America. 

' Benjamin Clark, Iwrr. April 28, 1858. 

• Adeline Valenlinr. bnrn Ocl. 24. 1859. 

• Anna Maria, horn Aj>ri! 29, 1S61. 

' Gcorije Frederic, Jr., born Fel). 2. 1S64. 

' Qiiincy, bom Nov. 13, 1S65. 

' Pearl Frances, born June 15, iSfig. 

'Catherine Cornelia ^ond, sister of the preceding, 
and youngest daughter of Adeline M. (Valentine) 
and Benjamin C. P.ond, born October 22, 1S32; mar- 
ried William Jones, October 22, 1S52; died March 22, 
1S71. Their children were: — 

* Charles Frederic, born Feb. 22, 1S69. 
' Ede Frances, born .\ug. 27, 1870. 

"Albert \'alentine Nolen (' Liicinda, 'Thomas, 
"Samuel, " Thomas, ' John), eldest son of Lucinda Y. 
C\"alentinc) and Dr. Spencer Xolen, born in Boston, 
December t6, 1S3S; graduated at the English High 
School, Boston, 1852; went to Philadelphia College 
of Pharmacv ; graduated from there with honors; in 
business at Philadelphia some years; then went to 
New York; perfected a machine for splitting leather; 
is now in England, manufacturing and selling his ma- 
chines; married, December 20, 1K64, Elizabeth S. 
Morton, daughter of Dr. Joslipa Morton, of Wheeling, 
West Virginia. 

'Samuel .Vndrews Xolen, brother of the preceding, 
born in Boston, March 3, 1S41; graduated at the 
English High School, 1S55; served his time in Bos- 
ton; then went to New Yr)rk ; has steam mills and 
lumber; is a good business man, and successful ; mar- 
ried Mary H. Howe, December 4, 1862. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

Descindants of Saiuuil V'alctitine. 171 

' George Howe, born Oct. 14, 1S63, 

' Frederic, burn July 9, JS65 ; died young. 

' Spencer, bum June 22, 1868. 

' Mar)' Huwe, born Nov. 23, 1871, 

•Helen M. Jones ('Helen, 'Thomas, 'Samuel, 
-Thomas, ' John), daughter of Helen M. (Valentine) 
and James H. Jones, born in Hopkinton, December 
15, 1842; married Charles O. Metcalf, of North 
Belengham, August, 1S60; live in Ashland. Their 
children were : — 

■ Oiarles Uughsion, born Dec. 13, 1862. 
' Florence Ethelyn. l>orn Nov. 10, 1867. 
' James Cereno, horn June 8, 1 869. 

'Annie Parker Valentine ('Thomas, 'Thomas, 
=• Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), eldest daughter of Thomas 
Bucklin and Harriet H. (Parker) Valentine, born in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., August 17, 1848; married William 
B. Hitchcock, April 13, 1867. They reside at Staten 
Island. Their children were: — 

' William Valentine, bom July 23, 1670, at Siaten Island. 
' Edward Parker, bom Aug. 28, 1872, 

• Mar)- Ann Osgood Valentine (' Andrew, ' Lawson, 
' Samuel, ' Thomas, ' John), born in the old " Valen- 
tine House," Ashland, June 26, 1844: daughter of 
Andrew Price and Hannah (Read) X'a.. ntine; grad- 
uated at the Roxbury High School in 1864; taught 
for two years in Ashland and Roxbury; married 
Franklin Enslin, January 13, 1S69; reside in Ashland, 
Their only child was : — 

' William Franklm, born Feb. 3, 1873. 

172 The Valentines in America. 


' Mary Webber Cutter, daiigliter of Frances A. 
Harrington and Norman Cutter, and great-great, 
granddaughter of Colonel Joseph and Fanny (Haven) 
X'alentinc, of Hopkinton, born at St. Louis in 1838; 
married Hugh McKittrick, of St. Louis, Januar)- 24, 
1859. They reside in St. Louis. Their children 
were : — 

" Norman, born Oct. i8, 1859 ; <'■'<' Nov., 1863. 

' Harrington, born Oct. 27, 1S61 ; died Oct. 26, 1863. 

* Thomas, born April 17, 1864. 

* Martha, born Jan. 12, 1866. 

* Hugh, born Aug. 16, 1868. 
' Alan, bom July 17, 1871. 

' Walter, born March 19, 1S73. 

' Elizabeth Harrington Cutter, sister of the preced- 
ing, bor.i at St. Louis, 1841 ; married 1866, Chester 
Harding Krum, of St. Louis, grandson of Chester 
Harding, of Springfield, Mass. Their children were : — 

• Mary Frances, bom Oct. 24, 1867. 
•John Marshall, bora Jan. 28, 18O9. 

• Clara Ridgway, born March 30, 1871. 

• Flora, bora Dec. 14, 1872. 

' George Webber Cutter, son of Catherine >L Har- 
rington and Amos Cutter, of St. Louis, and great- 
granOion of Colonel Joseph and Fanny (Haven) 
Valentine, born a: Cincinnati, Ohio, March 10, 1843; 
graduat.'d at Washington University, St. Louis, in 
1864, aiid 'emsined for one year as tutor in that insti- 
tution. In 1S07 he received the degree of A. M., from 
the same College; in 1869 graduated at the Divinity 
School of Harvard College, and the following winter 


DtSii-iitiants of Samuel Valentine. 173 

continued his tlieolugical studies at the University of 
Berlin (Prussia). The next year he made a tour of 
Prussia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, 
England and Scotland. He was ordained pastor of 
the First Congregational Parish in Arlington, Mass., 
Januarj-, 1870. In 1872 he again visited Europe for 
six months; remained for the most part in Demark, 
Sweden, Russia and Poland. In the autumn of the 
same year he resumed his ministerial labors at Ar- 
lington. He married, June 24, 1873, Susan Osborn, 
daughter of John Osborn, of Arlington. 

■ Adeline Frances Maria Cole, daughter of Frances 
M. (Pond> and Otis Cole, and great-granddaughter of 
Thomas and Helen (Read) Valentine, born February 
22, 1853; married Ernest .\lgernon Brigham, October 
2, 1870. Their only child was: — 

' Archie Valentine, born April 26, 1871. 

174 ^/''' yalen tints in America. 



WILLIAM VALENTINE, the youngest son 
of Thomas, and grandson of John, was 
burn at the old "Valentine Homestead," in 
Hopkintun, Mass-^November ?, 1750. Of his bo^-hood 
and youth little is recorded that can be woven into 
story; but, as his mother died when he was an infant 
only eighteen months old, leaving him the youngest of 
<-/>/;/ living children, it may reasonably be inferred that, 
like most youngest sons, he was either the pet and 
plaything of his older brothers and sisters, or the butt 
and servant of them all. Probablj- his youth and 
early manhood were spent in going to school, or upon 
his father's farm, or in that immediate vicinity. The 
date of his marriage is not given, but must have been 
in 1770, as his oldest child was born when he was 
about " one-and-twenty." His wife was Elizabeth, 
daughter of Anthony Jones, and granddaughter of 
Colonel John Jones; so that William's wife and his 
brother Samuel's wife were cousins. She was born 
January 26, 1751 ; so that there was little difference in 
their ages. They lived ab(jut fifteen \-ears in the 
vicinity of the prjscnt village of Ashland — two of 
their children, who died young, being buried in the 
old cemetery, nearly opposite the " Dench Place," a 
short distance south of the village — where also repose 
the ashes of Colonels John Jones, Senior, and Junior. 

Discnuf tints of William Valentine. 175 

About the year 17S4, he removed to a small farm in 
the nortlnvesterly part of Hopkinton, near the West- 
boro' line, where he kept a public house, and where 
the remainder of his children were born. Thence he 
removed to Wcstboro' Center, where he first opened the 
since famous " Brigliam Tavern" — thence, in 1804,10 
Xorthboro', where for seven years he kept the well- 
known "Jonas i3all Tavern." This ended his career as 
an inn-keeper, and, after farming seven or eight years 
on the " Nathan Green Place," in Xorthboro', he re- 
moved to a farm in that part of Hopkinton known as 
" Whiteliall," near his former residence, where, with 
his second son. Captain Joseph Valentine, he and his 
companion resided the remainder of their lives. Of 
their character and worth the writer may not be a 
competent ..'.^6. impartial judge, but Mrs. Valentine 
was always spoken of by her children in terms of the 
greatest respect and veneration. Truly did "her chil- 
dren rise up and call her Dlessed." 

She died April :6, 1825, and, although her husband 
was about in his usual health, in ten days after, \\z: 
May 6, 1825, he followed her in death, saying he 
"could not live without Elizabeth." 


The children of William and Elizabeth (Jonesi 
Valentine were as follows: — 

Elizabeth, b.-Nov. 30, 1771 ; m. Joshaa Mellen, Esq.; d. Wesiboro", 

June 10. 1795. 
\, b. .\pril 14, 1773; m. .Xb'gail Spring, of Northboro', d. 

Westbrook, Me., April t6, 1845. 
Thomas, b. May 2, 1775 ; d. Hopkinton, Oct. I, 1777. 
Joseph, b. Dec. S, 1776; m. Patty Burnap ; d. Hopkinton, Aug. 2, 

James Gooch, b. .\ug. II, 1778 ; d. Hopkinton, Aug. 30, 1788. 

176 The Valentines in Ameriea. 

Anna, b. July 18, 1799; m. Joseph Bouman ; d. CambriHge. M»5&, 

March 2, 1843. 
Hannah, b. March 25. 17S1; m. Asahcl Bellows; d. Groton, Mxss,, 

Sept. II, 1843. 
Comfort, b. March 10. i;S3 ; m. Aaron lirijjham ; d. I,cxing1on, Mas«„ 

Dec 20, 1S63. 
John, b. Jan. 6, 1785 ; m Charlotte Rrelt ; d. Mechanic Falls, Me.. 

May 28, 1S62. 
Lydia, b. .\ug. g, 17S6 ; in. 1st, Peter Brigham ; 2nd, Thos. Beaton; 

d. Worcester, Sept. 6, 1871. 
Gill, b. Sept. 8, 17S8 ; m. 1st, Sabra W.K.d ; 2nd, Sarah C. Bartlett ; 

yet living, in Northboro", Mass. 
Elijah Fitch, b. Dec. 10, 17S9 ; m. 1st, Jane Mahan ; 2nd, LydU 

Hurd ; d. Northboro", Aug. 21, 1863. 
Samuel Lynde. b. Oct. 21, 179I ; m. ist. Elizabeth Farnham ; 2nd, 

Sarah J. March ; d. Bangor, Me., Sept. II, 1851. 
Elliot, b. Oct. 3, 1793 '. ">• J="ie A. Gray ; d. Nenton, Mass., July 13, 

Elmer, b. June 4, 1795 ; m. Rebecca Crawford ; Northboro', .Mass^ 

Dec 27, 1863. 

The first eight were born in the east part, and the last seven in the 
west part, of Hopkinton. 


Elizabeth, eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth 
J. Valentine, married Joshua Mellen, Esq., of Westboro' 
(father of Judge Mellen, of Worcester), who was born 
September 14, 1765, and died Febrtiarj- 22, 1856. They 
■^■CTC married November 15, 17S9. Their children 
were as follows: — 

Joshua N., b. July l, 1790; d. Westboro', Jan. 5, 1858. 
John R., b. March 15, 1792 ; d. Dec. 29, 1814. 

Clarissa, b. Jan. 3, 1794 ; m. Jubal Weston, who was born in Grafton, 
Feb. 19, .735 ; d. Hopkinton, May 27, 1868. 

William, eldest son of William and Elizabeth J. 
X'alentine, married Abigail Spring, of Northboro'. 



Dcsci'itdants of William Valentine. 177 

and in 1803 removed to West brook, Me., where he 
engaged in trade and in the manufacture of nails, the 
heading of wliicli was tlien done entirely by hand. In 
1814 he gave up all other business, and turned his at- 
tention to farming. He was for several years one of 
the Selectmen of the town, and was frequently be- 
sought to accept other offices of honor, but he always 
declined them. Few men were ever held in higher 
esteem than he in the community in which he lived. 
The children of William and Abigail S. Valentine 
were as follows: — 

Gill, 1). July 19, 1793 ; d. Dec. 5. 1802. 

Lowell, b. April 2, 1796 ; d. Oct. ig, 1815. 

Olii, b. Dec., 15, 179S ; m. Man siaibird ; d. Aug. 28, 1863. 

IJctsey, b. July 27, iSoi ; d. June 4. 1820. 

Dexter, b. .March 27, 1S04; m. Nancy P. Pease; d. Oct. 18, 1851. 

Sukey, b. March i, 1S07 ; d. July 24, 1808. 

William, b. May 8, 1S09; d. Oct. 27, 1820. 

Albert, b. Sept. 26, iSil ; m. Hannah E. Foss. 

Leander, b. March iS, 1814: m. Margaret S. Coolbroth ; lives in 

Westbrook, Me. 
Caroline, b. Aug. 16, 1816. 
Lowell, born June 22, 1819 ; d. July 16, 1819. 

Captain Joseph Valentine, the third son of William 
and Elizabeth J. Valentine, was born in Hopkinton, 
December 8, 1776, and died August 2, 1861. He mar- 
ried Patty Burnap, who was born October 23, 1779, 
and seems to have lived in Hopkinton for several years, 
when he removed to Falmouth, Me., about 1806, where 
several of his children were born. He was a Captain' 
in the war of iSi2,but how long, and where he ser\-ed, 
I am not able to state. He was afterwards z. farmer 
in " Whitehall," Hopkinton, and his parents spent their 
last years under his roof. He was also for many years 
a successful teacher in the Winter Schools.and, on one 

178 The Valcnti)ics iit America. 

occasion, had ten of his own brothers and sisters as 
pupils in his school. He held man}- town offices, was 
long Justice of the Peace, and was greatly respected 
in the community where he lived. He was called 
Joseph \'alentine, Stroinf, to distinguish him from his 
cousin, Colonel Joseph, elsewliere mentioned, who lived 
in the same town. Thej- had thirteen children, as fol- 
lows : — 

Eliza, b. Dec. 26, iSoi ; d. Hupkinton, IJec. 23, 1S40. 

Emily, b. Jan. 31, 1S03; m. Lawson Jones (d. 1S55); now living in 

Gilbert, b. SrpL II, 1804. 
Caroline, b. Feb. 9, 1S06 ; d. Jan. 13, 1807. 

Xancy 13., b. July 14, 1S07 ; m. Slowell Rich.nrds ; d. June, 1852. 
Jones, b. Oct. iSoS ; m. Elizabeth J. Valentine ; living in Cambridge. 
Alanson, b. April 17, iSio ; m. .Miranda E. Smith ; d. June 30, 1S64, 

Beaufort, S. C. 
Gerry, b. .\ug. 24, 1811 ; m. Sarah H. Walker; living in Hammon- 

ton. N. J. 
Elmer, b. Dec. 9, 1S12 ; m. Mar)' C. Walker ; living in Salem, Mass. 
Isaac B., b. March 29, 1S14 ; m. Elizabeth J. Guy ; living in Hop- 

Harriet, b. Dec. 29, 1S15 ; m. Dea. William T. Richardson ; living in 

Adaline. b. Feb. 27. 1S18; m. Nathaniel Howe Fitch ; d. Maples, 

Tnd., Oct. 26, 1S63. 
William, b. Jan. 4, 1S21 ; m. Susan J. Guy ; d. Hopkinton, May 4, 


Anna, second daughttjr of Williain and Elizabeth J. 
Valentine, was born at Hopkinton, July 18, 1779; 
married Joseph Bowman, of Westboro,' who died 
Febrti.iry 21, 1S15, and, after living his widow many 
years, she died at Cambridge, March 2, 1843. They 
had three children, as follows: — 

Albert, \ Hopkinton, Sept. 25, iSoo; m. Jane Taylor, at Leomin- 
ster, Mass., Oct. 31, 1S30, and died while teaching, at West Phila- 
delphia, June 14, 1S31, leavipg no issue. 

^Dcscaidants of William Valentine. 179 

Mary, b. July 18, 1S02, in llopkiuton ; m. Samuel Fisher, and is yet 

living, in Xorthboro'. 
Elizabeth, b. Westboro', May 25, 1S07 ; m. Samuel Wood, Xorthboro'. 

Hannah, third daughter of William and E. J. Val- 
entine, was born at Hopkinton, March 25, 1781 ; mar- 
ried, in 1804, Asaliel Bellows, of Westboro"; lived in 
Westboro", and Worcester, where he long kept the 
Hotel near the Jail, of which h' was also keeper. He 
was born 17S2, and died suddenly in Worcester, 
1835. She died while residing with her daughter, 
Groton, Mass., September 11, 1843. Mr. B. was a man 
of great executive ability. He was a relative of Rev. 
H. W. Bellows, D.D., of New York. Their children 
were as follows : — 

Albert Jones, b. Westboro", 1S05: m. 1st, Pamelia A. Fitch; 2nd, 

; 3rd, ; d. Boston, 1869. 

Emclinc A., b. Westboro', I S06 ; m. William Lewis ; lives in New Jersey. 
Maria B., b. Worcester, 1 S07 ; m. Dorrance J. Wilder. 
Christopher W., b. Westboro', 1S12 ; lives in Pcpperell, Mass. 
And one which died in infancy. 

Comfort, fourth daughter of William and E. J. Val- 
entine, was born in Xorthboro", March 10, 1783. She 
married Aaron Brigham, of Marlboro", who was long 
a successful merchant in Boston, August 2, 1808. He 
died in Lexington, Mass., October 30, 1S63, and his 
wife, December 19, 1S63. Their children were as 
follows : 

Catherine Jones, b. Xorthboro", Mass., June 9, 1S09; d. Lexington, 

Dec. 29, 1S63, unm. 
William, b. Xorlhampton. Mass., Sept. 30, i5l2 ; m. 1st, Jane Clapp 

Munroe, I' 'ion, who d. May 16, 1S3S ; m. ;nd, June, 1S34 

Lucy \. Mcrriam, of Concord. He d. Westboro", .\ug. 12, 1853. 
Sophia, b. .\ihul. Ma^s, Jan. 17, 1S15 ; m. William J. Valentine, of 

Bangor, now a banker in London, Eng,, where they reside. 

i8o The Valfittiius in America. 

John, filth son of William and E. J. Valentine, was 
born January 6, 1785. lie married Charlotte Brett, 
December 11, 1814. They resided in Maine. When he 
was seventy-five years of age the writer remembers 
hearing him repeat, word (or word, all the advertise- 
ments posted in the bar-room of his father's tavern 
nearly seventy years before ! so wonderfully tenacious 
was his memory. When a child he was subject to 
" fits," so that his school education was less in amount 
than that of his brothers and sisters; but in rapid 
mental calculations he could beat them all. A com- 
mon pastime, after they had retired to bed, was to see 
which could tell soonest, by mental calculation, how 
many .tfrc/zrA old each one was; and John always came 
out ahead. He was a consistent member of the Con- 
gregational Church, and a godly man. He died at 
Mechanic Falls, Me., May 28, 1S62. Their children 
were as follows : — 

Sophia, b. Nov. 29. 1S15 ; m. Jo^ph II. II.ilI, .\i)ril 24, 1839 ; live in 

EarlvUle. IlL 
Lowell, b. .\ug. 30, 1S20; m. Judith W. Hackelt, June 6, 1S42 ; live 

in Kcosaugua, Iowa. 
Nelson, b. Feb. 15. 1S23; m. Rachel W. Cobb, June 3, 1S46; living 

in West Newton, Mass. 
Elmer, b. March 24, 1S25 ; d. Feb. 2S, 1832. 
Eliialwlh, b. March 23, 1S27 ; m. Jaini^ D. lirig^am, Apinl 26, 1S54. 

He d. April 7, 1R55. She lives in Woburn, Mass. 
Lydia Jane, b. Oct. 8, 1S29; lives in Wobuni. 
John, Jr., b. Feb. 22, 1S33 ; m. Mary lirown, of Ohio, -Vpril I, 1856. 

She d. Nov. 26, 1S69. He m. 2nd, Belle C. Smart, of Scotland, 

.\ug. ifj, 1S71. They live in Manchester, loua. 

Lydia, fifth daughter of William and E. J. Valen- 
tine, was born at Hopkinton, .\ugiist 9, 17S6; married, 
ist, Peter W. Brigham, June 8, 1S07, who died July 
24, 1831 ; married, 2nd, Tlionias Bccton, 1834, who 

Disccndants of William Valentine. i8i 

died 1S57. She died in Worcester, September 6, 1S71. 
Their children were as follows: — 

William Augustus, b. Boston, Aug. z% iSoS; m. 1st, Maria Gray, April 
15, 1S30, who d. March 21, 1S47 ; m. 2nd, Hannah S. Chapman ; 
now lives in South Boston. 

Ljilia .\nn, b. Bostun, Feb. 5, iSlo; m. Holland Forbes, Feb. 5, 
1S29, who d. Salem, N. H., June 17, 1S70. She lives in Boston. 

John Wells, b. Boston, Sept. 5, iSiS ; d. Sept. 24, 1S18. 

Gill, sixth son of William and E. J. Valentine, was 
born at Hopkinton, September 8, 17SS; married, ist, 
Sabra Wood, Xorthboro', March 30, 181 4, who died 
August 30, 1S65 ; married, 2nd, Sarah C. Bartlett, 
1S66. lie was a trader in Xorthboro'; Hanover, N. 
H.; Tempieton, Mass., and Worcester ; manufactured 
children's carriages in Xorthboro' manj- j-ears, where 
he \»"as also Postmaster, and held several town offices; 
was Deputy Sheriff; afterward. Alderman in Worces- 
ter, where he was also City Auditor for Clteen con- 
secutive years, till he was nearly eighty-three years of 
age. He was also a noted land-siirve3-or and con- 
veyancer for nearly sixty years. He now holds only 
the office of Justice of the Peace, and lives in Xorth- 
boro", Mass., in his eighty-sixth year, in the enjoyment 
of reasonably good health — the last surviivr of the 
founh generation of Valentines. He never had a 
headache or a toothache in all his life ! 

" Fatlicr," said the writer recently, " are )-ou j-et 
Jiisliic 0/ the Peace t " " I guess you'll think so," said 
the old gentleman, with a twinkle in his eye, " u-/ten 
you come to see me try a case .'" It is just that streak of 
humor in his temperament which has contributed to 
his good health and long life. He has had five chil- 
dren, as follows : — . . 

Georpc Gill, b. Feb. 12, 1S15 ; m. Citherine Dri^ ; d. NorlhI>oro', 
Feb. 24, 1S69. 


182 The Valentines in America. 

Thomai Weston, b. Feb. 16, l8i8 ; m. Harriet Drjden ; lives in 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Wood, b. Oct. 24,1820; m. Charles W. Marden ; lives in 

Hartford, Conn. 
Sarah .\nn. b. May 12. 1S22 ; d. Northboro", .\ug. 2, 1840. 
Henry Elliott, b. July 5, 1S34; m. Mary J. Woodhouse ; d. Edgai- 

ton, Mass., Aug. 15, 1872. 

Elijah Fitch, seventh son of William and E. J. Val- 
entine, was born in Ilopkinton, December 10, 1789, 
and died in Xorthboro', August 21, 1863. He mar- 
ried, I St, Jane Mahan, of Northboro', March 26, 181 1, 
who died November 8, 1S53; married, 2nd, Lydia 
Hurd, of Cambridge, 1855, who, after his death, mar- 
ried Rushworth, and now lives in ("Chicago. 

Mr. Valentine was for sixteen consecutive years a 
successful teacher in one of the public schools of 
Cambridge; was Superintendent of Cambridge Aims- 
House for several years, and Assistant Steward or 
"Patron" of Harvard University for a long period. 
He was a firm and consistent member of the Baptist 
Church for over fiftj- years. His children by his first 
wife were as follows : — 

John William, b. Feb. 13, 1812 ; m. Sarah B. Brown ; d. Cambridge, 

Nov. 2, 1838. 
Nancy Crawford, b. Nov. 20, 1 813 ; m. Rev. O. O. Steams ; d. March 

27, 184* 
James, b. Oct. 20, 1815 ; unmarried ; d. Cambridge, Nov. 11, 1838.. 
Martha, \v,m Jan. 16, 1S17 ; m. .\. H. NeweU ; d. Shrewsbury, Mass., 

Jan. 2<j, 1S73. 
Elijah, b. June 30, 1S19; m. Pamelia Dresser ; lives in California. 
Mary Jane, b. Aug. 27, 1S26; d. Cambridge, Dec 13, 1826. 

By his second wife he had only one child : 

William, b. Cambridge. ^ 

Colonel Samuel Lyndc, ciglith son of William and 
E. J. Valentine, was born in Ilojjkinton, October 21, 

Descendants of IViHiam Valentine. 183 

1 791. He married, 1st, Elizabeth Farnliam, born in 
Andover, Mass., February 18, 1792, died in Bangor, 
Maj- 14, 1S33; married, 2nd, Sarah J. March, born in 
Gorham, December 29, 1806, who survived him, and 
has since married John Ginn, of Orland, Me., where 
she now lives. Colonel Valentine died in Bangor, 
September 11, 1849. He was among the first settlers 
of Bangor, having gone there when he was only 
eighteen or twenty years of age, and when the place 
was only a large village. He first taught school there, 
and meanwhile was called to hold several offices. He 
was a Colonel in the war of 1812, and served in that 
capacity in the famous battle of Hampden. He was 
twice taken prisoner, and put upon parole; and once, 
while a prisoner on a British man-of-war, was 
ordered to put his head into a cannon's mouth, which 
he immediately did. It is said of him that when a 
young man he hardly knew what fear was, so that his 
companions would sometimes test him on that point. 
Once, when going from his work past a grave-yard, 
late at night, he was confronted by a man wrapped in 
a sheet, who suddenly arose as from one of the graves. 
" Ha ! " said he ; "a ghost, eh .' " and then let fly a vol- 
ley ol stones that compelled the "ghost " to drop his 
sheet and flee, the more frightened of the two. 

Soon after his first marriage he commenced trad- 
ing in Bangor, and with good success. In 1822 he 
removed to Castine, where he kept a large country 
score; and here he also built a vessel, which he named 
" Oriando," which being Ioni on its first voyage, ended 
his ship-building. He was a) so the Jailer and SheriflF 
of the county for some _vr;rs, as he had been at 
Bangor for a time, and where he once came very near 
being killed by a fractious pr ?uner. In 1828 he again 
moved to Bangor, and engaged in the wholesale 

grocery trade. At tliis period of his history his 
business was prospcnius, and lie was regarded as 
wealthy; but in an evil hour he signed a bond to a 
large amount for a friend, and his failure was the con- 
sequence. After that he engaged in the saw-mill and 
lumbering business; was a surveyor, and finally an 
inventor, devoting the last years of his life to the 
study of water-power. Four water-wheels were 
patented by him, two of which went into general use, 
and yet ramain so. At the time of his death he was 
Assessor; had been Justice of the Peace for many 
years; and had taken all the degrees in the Masonic 
Order. He was always a great favorite with the 
Indians (which were tlien numerous in the vicinity of 
Bangor), and never wearied of telling his adventures 
among the Red Men of the Penobscot tribe, many of 
whom evinced much grief at his death. The papers 
of Bangor, at his death, said of him : " Colonel Val- 
entine was widely and favorably known in business 
circles. He was greatl}- respected for his moral worth, 
his social qualities, and his Christian life." He was 
one of the earliest advocates of the temperance cause, 
and was one of the first lecturers on that subject. He 
was a member of the Congregational Church, and so 
also are all his children, with but a single exception. 
Colonel Valentine had sixteen children — eight by 
each wife, viz : — 

By First Wife. 

Elizabeth Johnson, b. Bangor, Dec. 3, 1S15 ; m. Jones Valentine; 

lives in Cambiidge. 
William Jones, b. Ranger, .Aug. 3, 1S17 , m. S<Ji>hia Brigham ; is now a 

t»ankcr in London, Eng. 
Roxena Farnham, b. Bangor, March 15, lS;o ; d. July 3. 1S3S. 
Sarah Bowman, b. Bangor, Nov. ig, 1S21 ; m. Harvey Howard ; now 

lives in Chelsea, Mass. 



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Mary Jane. b. Casline. Nov. 8, 1S23 ; m. Joseph H. Sandford ; live 

in Chelsea, Mass. 
Samuel Winler, b. Casline, June 21, 1S26; m. Eliza A. Garland; 

lives in Bristol, Conn. 
Harriet Ann, b. Bangor; m. 1st, James Gibb ; 2nd, David A. Ross; 

lives in Quebec. 
Catherine Sophia, b. Bangor, N|ay 14, 1S32 ; m. Isaac T. Cole ; lives 

in Brunswick, Me. 

By Secmd Wift. 

James .M., b. Bangor. .\ug. g. 1834 ; m. Carrie J. Clark. 
Hannah Pcabody, b. Bangor, Oct. 15, 1S36; d. Aug. 12, 1841. 
Edward Kent, b. Bangor, April 7. 1838 ; m. Frances H. Clark ; lives 

in Boston. 
Caroline Maria, b. Bangor, Dec. 16, 1S39 ; m. Cyrus R. Clark; lives 

in Boston. 
-\bbie F., b. Bangor, Nov. 4. 1 84 1 ; lives in Orland, Me. 
.\nna B.. b. Bangor, July 31, 1843; m. George G. Powers. 
Delia L., b. Somersille. Mass., .\pril 4, 1^45 ; now lives in Boston. 
Charles E., b. Bangor, .\ug. 22, 1S4S ; no j lives in Orland. 

Elliot, ninth son of William and E. J. V^alentine, 
was born in Hopkinton, October 3, 1793. He married 
Jane A. Gra)'(born in Lebanon, Conn., April 25, 1796, 
and who is yet living), November 5, 1823. In early 
manhood he engaged parth" in teaching, and partly in 
mercantile life, but finall}- gave up the latter entirely, 
and in 1S26 became Principal of one of the Public 
Schools in Bangor, Me., where he remained for about 
thirty years, when he was chosen Superintendent of 
Schools, and held the office from 1S55 to 1862. He 
was greatly respected in these positions, and few have 
attained greater success in the profession. He was a 
worthy member of the Congregational Church for 
many years. His death occurred at Newton, Mass., 
July 13, 1864, his remains being deposited in the 
cemeterj- in Northboro". Their children were: — 

lS6 lite Valiiiliiu-s in Avicrica. 

Joho Ellicit. b. Worcester. March 20, 1826 ; m. H. Jennie PjuI. May 

31. iSOo. 
Sarah Ely, b. Bangor, Aug. ig, 1832 ; d. Bangor, May 31, 1S34. 
Mar)' Huntington, b. Banjor, June 23, 1S35 ; unmarried; lives in 

Charles .\Ibert, b. Bangor, Dec. iS. 1S38 ; d. Bangor. Jan. 21, 1843. 
William Buckingham, b. Bangor, July 16, 1S43; d. Bangor, Sept. 14, 


Elmer, tenth and youngest son of William and E. 
J. Valentine, was born in Uopkinton, June 4, I79S- 
He married Rebecca, daughter of Colonel John 
Crawford (btjrn in Nurthboro", May 7, 1S02), April 2, 
1S21. After attending the schools in Northboro, and 
receiving private instructions from Rev. Dr. Allen, he 
pursued Ills studies at Framingliam Academ)- for some 
time. He was an eminent and highly successful 
teacher for fortv-seven years, twelve of which were 
spent in Hoston, and the remainder in Northboro". In 
the departinent of penmanship he was especially suc- 
cessful ; and he published a sytem of his own on that 
subject. His "Northboro' School" be- 
came well known, and was largely attended, es- 
peciall)- by pupils from Boston. His list of former 
pupils is a long one, embracing many who are now in 
eminent positions — among whom may be mentioned 
Honorable Charles Sumner, late United States Sen- 
ator from Massachusetts, and many others. His sunny 
temper and humorous disposition made him a favorite 
among his pupils; and one of his sly jokes would 
often bring results that the rod could never have se- 
cured. He was, withal, in his prime,* a fine-looking 
man, of rather winning if not coinmanding presence, 
and few had the temerity to disobey him. [The writer 

• His likeness, copied in this work, was taken but a short time 
previous to bis death, and af'er he had suffered much from ill health. 

Descendants of William \'a!cntinc. 


may be excused for thus dwelling upon the character 
and sen-ices of one to whom, perhaps, he is more in- 
debted for whatever success he has had in life, 
than to any otlier individual.] In religion he was a 
decided Baptist; and the Church of that faith in 
Northboro' owes its origin more to him than to any 
other person. He was, for many j-ears, a great suf- 
ferer from asthma, and finally died of congestion of 
the lungs, in Northboro", December 27, 1863. The 
children of Elmer and Rebecca (Crawford) Valentine 
were fifteen in number, as follows: — 

Charles Elmer, b Boston, .March 13, 1S22; m. Olive Scavcr; d. West 

Newton, June 23, 1870. 
Elizabeth Jones, b. Charlestown, Feb. 4, l?24; m. Dr. Geo. \V. Bur- 

ditt; lives in Clinton, Mass. 
Julia .\nre, b. Boston. Sept. 14, 1S25; m. L. F. Bancroft ; d. S. Had- 

ley Falls, July 31, 1850. 
Lucy Crawford, b. Northboro', Oct. 15, IS26; m. Josiah Alexander, 

lives in Boston Highlands. 
Henry Jackson, b. Northboro', Feb. 2S, 1S2S ; d. Northboro', Sept. 13. 

Rebecca Jane, b. Boston, Nov. 27. 1S30; m. Wm. A. Bartlett ; d. 

Northboro', Nfarch g, 1S70. 
Sarah, b. Charlestown, .March iS, 1S32 ; d. in Charlestown, March 22, 

William, b. Charlestown, March 30. 1S33; m. Mary A. Barnes: lives 

in Chicopee, Mass. 
Henry, b. Charlestown, April 3. l535; d. Northboro', Sept. 6, 1S56. 
Sarah Crawford, b. Northboro', .\ug. 15, 1S36; lives in Boston 

Mary Crawford, b. Northboro", July 25, 1S37 ; d. there, Dec. 25, 1837. 
Ellen, b. Northboro", Dec. 5, 1S3S; m. Jacobs; lives in 

Waller, b. Northboro', Jan. 16, 1840; m. I.. .Augusta Mentzer; lives 

on his father's place, Northboro'. 
Mary .\bby, b. Northboro'. Sept. iS, 1841 ; resides in Fitchburgh. 
Norman Foster, b. July S, 1S47; m. .Annie C. Dennett; resides io 


1 88 Tlu Valentines in America. 



CAPT.\IN JOSHUA X., eldest son of Joshua 
and Elizabeth (Valentine) Mellen, was born in 
Westboro", Mass., July i, 1790; m. Annie Bar- 
ber, July 4, iSii. She was born March 5, 1795, ^"^^ 
died October 2, 1S46. He died Jan. 5, 1858. Their 
children were as follows: — 

Ann Eliza, b. Nov. 27, iSil; m. Joseph H. Fairbanks, April 14, 

John Dwinnell, b. Nov. 8, 1813; m. Ann M. Hardy, Oct. l8, 1835; 

d. July 17, 1865. 
Susan Mop.e, b. Feb. 29, 1S16; m. C. S. Hardy, Oct. 14. 1837; lives 

in Westboro*. 
Clarissa Valentine, b. June 24, 1S18 ; d. Oct. 24, lS2a 
Harriette Valentine, b. June 24, 1820; m. G. H. Greenwood, June 14 

1848; resides in Ayer, Ma^s. 
Marietta Hey»ood, b. Feb. 13, 1823; m. Lincoln Wood, .\pril 8 

1852 : resides in Westboro*. 
Joshua Edward, b. Aug. 3, 1825. 

Charles Homer, b. .\ug. 30, 1^27; m. Florence C. Ing, Der. 15, 1852. 
Helen Maria, b. June 22, 1S29; m. C. K. Dorman. Oct. 10, 1S52 ; 

resides in Providence, R. I. 
George Henr)-, b. July 27, 1S32 ; d. June 18, 1847. 
Abncr Melville, b. Dec. 16, 1S34 ; m. Adclia I-. Tike, Nov. 15, 1656. 
Emily Sophia, b. Jan. 30. 1S37 ; m. H. D. .\insworlh. 
William Frederick, b. Sept. 9, 1S39 ; is supposed to be in Montana. 

Clarissa, daughter of Joshua .^lellen, Esq., and 
Elizabeth (Valentine) Mellen, was born in Westboro", 
January 3, 1794. She married Jubal Weston, who 

Descendants of William Valentine. 189 

was born in Grafton, Februarj- 19, 17S6, and died in 
Hopkinton, May 27, 186S. She is yet living in Hop- 
kinton. Their cliildren were as follows : — 

Aaron, b. Nov. ii, 1S14 ; m. Julia Churchill; d. Feb. 25, 1S68, in 

John M., b. Jul) S, 1S16; law ^tmlent and aclor ; d. Nov. 4, 1S65. 

Elizabelh Valenline, b. Sept. 24, iSiS; m. J. J. McGowan, M. D., of 

Samuel E., b. Sept. ig. 1820; m. Mar) A. Vincent, of Boston ; d. 
April 12. 1862. 

Clarissa M., b. Sept 21, 1S22; m. Stedman \V. Howe; lives in 

Jubal, Jr., b. Nov. 13, 1S24 ; m. Fanny Richardson, of Boston; re- 
sides in California. 

Harriette .\., b. Sept. 17, 1S26 ; m. Thos. K. Gray, Boston. 

Joshua M., b. July 17, 1829; resides in California. 

Olivia L., b. .\ug. 29. 1S51 ; m. Chas. McFarland, Burlington, la. 

Henry C, b. March 13,1835; m. Marie H. Barrett, of New York. 

Emily Day, b. Oct. 9, 1838 ; d. Aug. 29. 1 840. 

Otis, son of William and Abigail (Spring) Valen- 
tine, was born in Hopkinton, Mass., December 15, 
1798, and died Auj^ust 28, 1S63. His fanier removed 
to Maine when he was about five years uf .age. He 
married Mary Starbird, of Westbrook, Me., August 
29, 1S22, bj- whom he had children as follows: — 

William, b. Jane 15. 1824; d. July 6, 1847. 

Leonard J., b. July I, 1S32 ; d. June 18, 1836. 

Leonard, b. May 15, 1S40; d. May 18, 1840. 

I.eonard (adopted), b. May 19, 1S40 ; m. Laura Paine, Westbrook. 

Dexter, son of William and Abigail S. Valentine, 
was born in Westbrook, Me., March 27, 1804. He 
married Nancy P. Pease, of Bridgton, in Gorham, 
October 20, 1S51, and removed the same month to 
Harmony, Me., where he followed farming until his 
death, October 18, 1851 ; and his wife died only two 


Tlic Valentines in Avieriea. 

weeks later, viz: November 2, 1851. Their children 
were as follows: — 

Albion T., b. Mnrmony. Sept. 20, 1832; m. Florence A. Bartlett, 

Sept. 20. 1S63; lives in Minneapolis, Minn. 
.\bbie S., b. Hannony. .\\ig. lo, 1S34; m. John M. Bartlett, July 

18, 1S61 ; lives at Island Pond, Vt. 
.^^arah P., b. Harmony, July i, 1S36; m. Charles Hamilton, May I, 

1855; lives in Davenport, la. 
I.,eonaJd D., b. H.Trmony, .\ug. 11, 1838; m. Helen A. Burrows; 

lives in Minneapolis East, Minn. 
Lowell W., b. .\ug. 19. 1S41 ; lost his left leg in the War of the Re- 
bellion; was Postmaster of Harmony till 1866; now in shoe 

trade in Minneapolis. 
Elizabeth C, b. Harmony, Sept. 14, 1844 ; m. Geo. A. Magoon ; lives 

in Harmony, Me. 

Albert, son of Willi,im and A. S. Valentine, was 
born in Westbrook, September 26, 181 1. He was a 
teacher in that town for several years, but finally re- 
moved to Mechanic Falls, where he was engaged in 
trade. He married Hannah E. Foss, of Minot, and 
afterward spent some twelve years in California, but 
has now returned to Maine. Their children were as 
follows: — 

Albert, b. Dec. 8, 1840; m. Clara Chase; lives in Chelsea, Mass. 

Elmer, b. Nov. 5, 1842. 

Flora Ella, b. May 10, 1845 ; d. March 13, 1847. 

Flora Eva, b. Jan. 27, 1848 ; m. I,. \V. Mason ; lives in .\ubum, M*. 

Honorable Leander Valentine, son of William and 
A. S. Valentine, was born in Saccarappa village, town 
of Stroudwatcr (afterward changed to Westbrook), 
March tS, 181 4. After securing a good edtication, he 
commenced to teacli in 1S35, which he continued till 
1854, mostly in Westbrook. He was married, August 
28, 1842, to Miss Margaret S. Coolbroth, of the samp 
town. He was one of the School Committee and one 

Descendants of William Valentine. 191 

of the Selectmen for several j-ears. He also repre- 
sented the town in the Legislature two years (1847-8); 
was a member of tiie Senate in 1849; a member of the 
Executive Council in 1 850-1 85 1, and 1852; and has 
been connected with the Custom House in Portland 
over a dozen years, viz : six years as Weigher and 
Gauger, one year as Assistant Appraiser, and five, as 
Appraiser, in which office he yet r. mains. He has 
always resided near the place where lie was born ; and 
the places of honor and trust he has held are, of them- 
selves, sufficient evidence of the esteem in which he 
is held by his townsmen and the public. Their only 
child was: — 

Mircena Adriana. b. .May l6, 1845 ; d. April I, 1846. 

Caroline, daughter of William and A. S. Valentine, 
was born in Westbrook, August 16, 1816. She was a 
teacher for a while, but married, December 25, 1837, 
Moses B. Walker, of Scarboro', who has long been a 
well-known and most successful teacher, of the very 
first ranK, in public and private schools in Portland 
and Westbrook. They now reside in Poland, Me., 
where he is engaged in farming. Their children 
were — 

Elmer V'., b. Westbrook, Sept. 23, 1841 ; m. 1st, Anna A. Hutchin- 
son, who d. Dec. 10, 1861 ; m. 2d, Julia A. Holden. 
Flora E., b. Weslbrook, May 22, 1847. 
Edgar H., b. Poland, April 3, 1861. 

Emily, daughter of Captain Joseph and Patty B. 
Valentine, was born in Hopkinton, Januarj- 31, 1803; 
m. Lawson Jones, farmer, of Hopkinton, Dec. 16, 1823. 
He died July, 1855; and she now resides in Cam- 
bridge. Their children were: — 

192 IJu Valentines in Avurua. 

Manha Valentine, b. in iiopLioton. Oa. 2, 1S24; rcides in Cam- 

Hannah Elizabeth, b. in IlopVinton, July 15, 1825 . resides in Cam- 

Gilbert, son of Joseph and Patiy Valentine, was 
born in Hopkinton, September 11, 1S04. 

Nancy, daughter of Joseph and Patty Valentine, 
was born in Falmouth, Me., July 14, 1S07 ; married 
Stowell Richards. She died in Southboro", June, 
1852. Their children were: — 

Newell Smith Richard^ b- Southboro'. -May 6. 1S38; reside* in 

Henry Valentine Richards b. Southboro', Oct. I, 1839; m. Ida S. 

Seavcy, of .\-hland ; resides in Baltimore. 
Anna Eliza Richards b. Hoplinlon. March 14. I?4I ; d July 15. 

Harriet .\ugusta Richards b. Southboro", July 16, 1S43; m. Geo. E, 

Walkup ; resides in Southboro', 
George .Mlxrt Richards b. S: .;ihboro', Nov. 19, 1S44 ; m. Ellen E. 

Co^-inow; resides in Marlboro'. 
William HarriiOQ Richards b. Southboro', June 15. 1S50; died Sept. 

17, 185a 

Jones, son of Joseph and Patty B. Valentine, was 
born in Falmouth, Me, Oct. 14, 1808. He married 
Elizabeth J. Valentine, eldest daughter of Colonel 
Samuel L. Valentine, of Bangor, January 1, 1835; 
and they now reside in Cambridge, Mass. Their 
children were : — 

Roiana Elizabeth, b. Bangor, May 31, 1837 ; died Feb. 25. 1838. 
.Maria Veazie, b. Oldlown. March 7, 1S39. 
Emma Jane, b. Oldlo'wn, Feb. 22, 1 84 1. 

Alanson, son of Joseph and Patty B. Valentine, 
was bom in Falmouth, Me., April 17, 1810. He grad- 

Descendants of William Valentine. 1 93 

uated at Pliillips Academy, Andover; m. Miranda E. 
Smith ; was a teacher in Roxbury and other places for 
twelve years; was afterward of the firm of Jameson 
& \'alentine, proprietors of a well-known restaurant 
in Boston. He died in Beaufort, S, C, June 30, 1S64. 
Their only child was: — 

Miranda Lyman Valenline, b. Jamaica Plain, July 29, 1S43 ; m. John 
F. Ealon, of New York, Feb. 8, 1872, and now resides in Cam- 

Gerry, fourth son of Captain Joseph and Pattj- B. 
Valentine, was born in Falmouth, Me., August zj, 
iSii. He married Sarah H. Walker, of Hopkinion, 

1835, and now resides in Hammondton, N. J. Their 
children were: — 

William Henry, b. Hopkinton, Sept. 21, 1835 ; m. Mary A. Samson, 

Worcester. Feb., 1864. 
Sarah .Annette, b. Graflon, Mass., OcL I, 1837; m. Wm. \. Flood, 

Worcester, Oct. 10, 1857. 
Edward Gerry, b. Worcester, Dec 31, 1844 ; d. Aug. 19, 1S48. 
Charles, b. Worcester, Feb. 14, 1852 ; d. Feb. 17, 1852. 

Elmer, fifth son of Captain Joseph and Patty B. 
X'alentine, was born in Falmouth, Me., Dec. 9, 1812. 
He married .\Iary C. Walker, of Hopkinton, May 26, 

1836, who was born June 4, 1817. He was a teacher 
of note in Marblehead, Danvers and other places fur 
man)- years, and was a Church Chorister for about 
twenty j-ears. He has since been mostly engaged in 
insurance business in Boston, and resides in Salem. 
Their children were: — 

Marion Ediiah, b. West .Mt-dway, .Mass., -Aug. I, 1837. 
Herbert Eugene, b. South Danvers. Jan. l3. 1841. 
.\bby Jane, b. South Danvers. Jan. 16, 1843. 
Laura Li^ette. b. South Danvers, Sept. 17,1846. 

194 The Valentines in America. 

Isaac Burnap, sixth sun of C;ipt:iiii J. and Patty B. 
\'alentine, was born in Stroudvvater, Me., March 29, 
1814. He married Elizabeth J. Guy, Ilopkinton, Oc- 
tober 3, 1839, and, after living many years in Maine, 
has recently returned to Ilopkinton, where he now re- 
sides. It is worthy of note tliat he is tlie only one of 
the name now living in that ancient town, wiiere the 
Valentines were once so numerous and influential. 
Their ciiildren were: — 

Alfred Wilbur, b. in Hopkinton. Aug. S, 1841 ; ni. Laurcila .M. CaH- 

dard. Miy 18.1864. 
Emmie Forbes, b. Hopkinlon, Oct, 1S4S ; d. .\pril 3. 1S51. 
Willie Orrille. b. Hopkinlon. March 7. 1856 ; d. Feb. 25. 185S. 

Harriet, fifth daughter of Captain Jo^ph Valen- 
tine and wife, was born in Westbrook, Me, December 
29, 1S15. In early life slie resided with her aunt, Mrs. 
Bowman, in Cambridge, where she subsequently mar- 
ried, Dea. William T. Richardson, a successful coal- 
merchant, and a useful and honored officer of the 
Baptist church in Old Cambridge. Their children 
were : — 

Harritl .\nna Kichardson. b. Cambridjje. Nov. 27, 1S44. 

Wm. Taylor Richardson. Jr.. b. Cambridge, .\pril S. 1846; d. .April 

Joseph Valcniine Richardson, b Cambridge, Dec. 9. 1S49. 

Adaliiie, sixth daughter of Captain Joseph \'alen- 
tine, was born in Ilopkinton, February 27, 1S18. She 
was married .\pril 2, 1839, to Nathaniel Howe Fitch, 
of Hopkinton, where they first resided, but removed 
manv vears ago to Maples, Indiana, where she died, 
October 26, 1S63. Their children were. — 

Sarah M. Filch, b, Jan. 2. 1840; ra. J. M. Parkey, Oct. 11. 1S71. 
George Filch, b. .May y, 1S41 ; d. Sept. 17, 1841. 

Descendants of William Valentine. 19 

Harriot R. Fitch, b. Jan. .1, 1844 ; d. Sept. 23, 1S63. 
Rebecca \V. Fitch, b. Dec. 17, 1847. 
Martha V. Fitch, b. Jan. 27, 1S50 ; d. June 10, 185a 
Lewis M., b. Dec. 9, 185 1 ; d. Feb. 2, 1852. 
Charles \V. Fitch, b. Sept. 28, 1S53 ; d. Oct. 17, 1S54. 
Frank H. Fitch, b. July II, 1S56; d. .\ug. 23, 1S56. 
Joseph Valentine Fitch, b. Nov. 7, 1857. 
Arthur H. Fitch, b. Sept. 3, 1S59. 

William, the seventh and youngest son of Captain 
Joseph X'alcntine, was born in Hopkinton, January 4, 
1821. Like some of his brothers, he was very fond 
of music, and taught singing schools and led choirs, 
as did they. He married Susan I. Guy, November i, 
1843 (who was born August 18, 1S24), and died of 
consumption in Hopkinton, May 4, 1851, leaving no 

Mary Bowman, eldest daughter of Joseph and 
Anna (Valentine) Bowman, was born in Hopkinton, 
Jul}- iS, 1802. She married Samuel Fisher, of North- 
boro' (who was born at Westboro', April 29, 1791), No- 
vember 26, 1820. He died March 16, 1854. She is yet 
living in Northboro'. Their children were: — 

Mary Am, b. Northboro", Sept. 30, 1821 ; d. Oct. 2, 1S24. 
Charles Samuel, b Northboro", .\pril 26, 1S24 ; d. June 10, 1828. 
Mary Ann, b. Northboro", .April 14, lS;6; m. Rev. Horatio Slebbinj. ; 

resides in California. 
Joseph Samnel, b. Northboro", .\pril 13, 1828 ; d. New Orleans, Sept. 

10, 1S67, unm. 
Elizabeth Maria, b. Northboro", Dec. 28, 1829; m. Samuel Clark, 

Esq. ; resides in Northboro*. 
Jane Taylor, D. Northboro", Oct. 4, 1833 ; m. Jairus Lincoln ; resides 

in Colorado. 
Ellen Frances, b. Northboro", .April 4, 1S37; d. May 3, 1839. 
Ellen Frances, b. Northboro", .\pril 8, 1S43 ; resides in California. 

Elizabeth Bowman, youngest daughter of Joseph 

196 Till Valentines in America. 

and Anna V. Bowman, was born in Westboro', May 25, 
1S07. She was married, April 16, 18:6, to Dea. Sam- 
uel Wo(jd, of Nortliboro' (born February 21, 1799), 
and died greatly lamented, May 18, 1868. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

Abraham, b. Norlhboro', Nov. 20, 1S28; d. June 23, 1S31. 

Samuel, Jr., b. N'orthboro', Feb. 13, 1831 ; m. Lucreiia G. Hubbard; 

resides in Xorthboro*. 
Albert, b. Norlhboro', Feb. 19, 1835; m. Emma Allen; resides in 

Charles Johnson, b. Norlhboro', Aug. 28, 1838; m. Helen S. Dodd ; 

resides in Harlford. 
l.ydia .Ann. b. Norlhboro', Mar. ig, 1S44 ; d. Sept. 22, l8j8. 
P^mma Eh^abelh, b. Norlhboro', March 14, 1848; d. .\pril 25, 1S51. 

Dr. Albert Jones Bellows, eldest son of Asahel and 
Hannah (Valentine) Bellows, was born in Westboro', 
Mass., 1805. He p;raduated at Harvard Medical Col- 
lege in 1829, and practiced his profession in Salem 
and Charlestown for many years, and then removed 
to Roxbury. He was married three times, but the 
only marriage given in the record is to Miss Pamelia 
A. Fitch, who died in 1845, leaving two children. Dr. 
Bellows was the author of " Philosophy of Eating," and 
"Now not to he Sick" — works that have been widely 
circulated. He was successful in his profession 
wherever he was located. He visited Europe, and, on 
his return, settled in Boston, where he died in 1869. 
His children were : — 

Albert F. Bellows, b. 1829; m. Miss C. J. Brown, of Fall River; 

lives in Boston. 
Mary P. liellows, b. 1844; died 1869. 

Fnielinc A., daughter of Asahel and Hannah V. 
Belhjws, was born in Westboro', 1806. She married 
William Lewis, and lived for many years in Groton, 


Descendants of William Valentrne. 197 

Mass., and afterwards with her son, in Bos'. >_. Her 
son. Dr. W. M. Lewis, was born in Groton, i'?4o, and 
now lives in Bergen Point, N. J. He and A. F. Bel- 
lows, the artirt, are the only surviving grandchildren 
of Asahcl and Hannah Valentine Bellows. 

Honorable Christopher VV. Bellovs, youngest son 
of Asrihel and Hannah V. Bellows, was born in 
Westboro', 1R12. The writer, thougii well acquainted 
with him in his bo)hood, only knows tliis of him: 
that he was once a member of the Massachusetts 
Senate, from Middlesex countj-, and afterwards for 
many years an officer in the Custom House, Boston. 
When the writer last heard from him, he was in very 
feeble health, residing in Pepperell, Mass. 

Sophia \^'llentine, eldest daughter of John and 
Charlotte (Brett) Valentine, was born in Paris, Me., 
November 29, 1815. She was married, April 24, 1839, 
to Joseph Haven Hall, a native of Maine, and now 
resides in Farlville, III. Their children were: — 

Frank Haven Hall, b. Feb. g, 1841; m. Sybil Morton; residence, 

Aurora, III. 
Louie E. Hall. b. Feb. 1.^, .844 ; m. Henry Dupee; lesidence, Earl- 

ville. III. 

Lowell Valentine, eldest son of John and Charlotte 
B. Valentine, was born August 30, 1820, and married, 
June 6, 1S42, to Judith W. Hackett, of Maine. Their 
present residence is Keasaugua, la. 

Nelson, second son of John and Charlotte B. Val- 
entino, was born February 15, 1S23, and, June 3, 1846, 
was married to Rachel W. Cobb, of Maine. Their 
present residence is West Newton, Mass. Their chil- 
dren were: — 


The Valentines in America. 

Kate Klizal>elh, b. NTccIianic Falls. Mc. Nov. iq, 1S48 ; ci, June 4 

Cclia K.llen. h. Mechanic Falls. Me., June 23. 1852. 
KHward Payson, b. West Newton. Mass., Dec. 15, 1856; d. March 

22. 1857. 
F.Hilie Payson. b. West Newton. .Mass.. Jan. 19, 1S62, H. Sept. IJ, 

Ccorge Stuart, b. Oct. 6, 1S66; d. March II, 1867. 

Rli/.abeth, second daugliter of John and C. B. Val- 
entine,. was born March 23, 1S27, and married, April 
26, 1856, to Jairiis G. Bridgliam, of Maine. Me died 
April 7, 1S55, leaving no issue. 

John Valentine, Jr., was born in Paris, Me., Feb- 
rtiar\- 22, 1^33, and was married, April i, 1S56, ist, to 
.^Iary Brown, of Ohio, who died November 26, 1869; 
2nd, to Belle C. Smart, a native of Scotland, August 
16, 1871. The issue of the first marriage was: — 

I-otlie I.avinia, b. Keasaugua, la., Jan. 24, 1858. 
John .Mjiha, b. Kcasaugua. June 26, 1859. 

Mr. Valentine has long been a teacher of marked 
success, and his present field of labor is as Superin- 
tendent of City Schools, Waverly, la. 

William Augustus Brigham, eldest son of Peter W. 
and Lydia (V^alentine) Brigham, was born in Boston, 
.\iigust 29, 1808. He was married in Worcester, April 
15, 1830, to Miss Maria Gray, of that place, their issue 
being as follows: — 

.\nn .Nfaria, b. Westl)oro', .\ug. 12, 1831 ; m. deo. R. Bowman; now 

lives in F'lmira, N, Y. 
.Augustus Ajiplelon, b. Wcstboro', July 31, 1833; in. M.irllia Jones. 

Stafford, Conn. ; d. Worcester, Jan. 23, 1868. 
Sarah Waldo, b. Westboro", Feb. 14, 1837; m. 1st, Stephen F. Logee ; 

2nd, Kdward Boden, Elmira. 

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Susan B. U., b. NorthUoro', July 25, 1S59; in. S.J. Waiie, Worcester, 
June 9, 1S64. 

Elizabeth X'alentiiie, b. \Vo^cc^^er, Sept. 9, 1841 ; died there, .^ug. 13. 

Marj' Chapman, b. Worcester, .\ug. 30, 1S44 ; now lives in Boston. 

Amelia G. P., b. Worcester. .March 15, 1347; m. J. O. Egerton. Bos- 
ton, Dec. 25, 1S71. 

Mr. Brigliain's first wife died in Worcester, March 
21, 1847, aged thirty-eight 3ears. He was married, 
second time, to Miss Hannah S. Cliapman, of Melcher- 
town, Ma}- 3, 184S, and by iter liad issue as follows: — 

Hannah Augusta, b. \Vurte»ler, Feb. 22, 1849; d. there, Aug. 29. 

William Vaknline, b. Worcester, May 17. 1850; m. I.. E. Lillie. Wil- 

limantic, Ct., 1868. 
Louis Kos!>ulh, b. Worcester. Jan. 30, 1S52 ; lives in Boston. 
Oliver S. C. b. Worcester, March 13, 185C: lives in Boston. 
Georgianna Nancy, b. Worcester, March 2, 1858; lives in Boston. 
Sylvia .\ugtista, b. Worcester, Jan. 9, 1S60; d. Boston, Feb. 1, 186$. 

Lydia Ann, daughter of Peter W. and Lydia (Val- 
entine) Brigham, was born in Boston, February 5, 
1810. She married Holland Forbes, Jr. , Westboro', 
November 9, 1829, and had issue as follows : — 

John W. B., b. Westboro', Nov. 9, 1S29; m. Diantha Houghton, 
Swanzy, X. H. He d. Carlisle, Pcnn., Nov. 27. 1863. She d. 
Boston, Nov. 1. 1871. 

Martha .\. B., b. Brighton. July 4. 1834; ui. .\. \\. Merrill; live* in 
Salem, N. H. 

George Gill, eldest son of Gill and Sabra (Woodj 
Valentine, was born in .Northboro', Mass., Februarj- 
12, 1815. He rriarried Catharine B. Brigham, of .North- 
boro', October 8, 1839 (born September 8, 181 8), and 
died there, Febrtiary 24, 1869. He was for many years 
one of the Selectmen of the town, and was Chairman 

200 The Vahntines in America. 

iif the lioard at tlie time of his death. He was also 
tor inanv years one of the Town Assessors, and 
was Postmaster from iSj4 to 1861. Their children 
were — 

George Lewi-;, b. Norlhljuro", May 13, 1841 ; d. Oct. 7, 1848. 

Helen Maria, b. Norlhlxjro', May 7,1846; m. O. .M. Kolanson, and 

lives in We^lboro*. 
Sarah Elizatelh, b. Weslboro", Dec. 4, 1850. 
Harriet Dolly, b. Weslboro', Oct. 19, 1853. 

Thomas Weston, second son of Gill and Sabra W. 
Valentine, was born in Northboro', February 16, 1818. 
He was educated in the schools of that town, and at 
the Worcester Academy. He cotnmenccd teacliing in 
Lancaster, Mass., in 1836; then, 1837-8-9, in his native 
town; in Pennsylvania in 1840; in Ashland in 1841 ; 
and in 1842 removed to Albany, N. Y., where he was 
Principal of a Public School eleven years. He was 
Superintendent of the Albany Orphan Asylum in 
'853-4; was Alderman, 1852-3-4; was Editor of the 
Xe-u> York Tfa^her two years; and, in 1855 became 
Principal of lublic School No. 19, Brooklyn (now 
containing over sixteen hundred pupils); which po- 
sition he yet holds He was also Deacon, Clerk, 
Chorister, and S. S. Superintendent of Baptist 
Churches in Albany and Brooklyn for many years. 
As a licensed lay-preacher, he has preached on over 
five hundred occasions, in more than fifty pulpits, in 
ten counties and three States. His " busiest season " 
was in 1S71, when his day-school contained seventeen 
hundred pupils; his evening- school (five evenings a 
week), fifty colored pupils ; his Saturday evening 
Singing-School, twenty to forty — besides preparing 
three sermons a week for two different churches, nine 
miles apart, and over fifty miles distant from his home 


Desceyidants of William Valentine. 

20 1 

— and all these duties, with the care of a family of 
seven, besides several boarders, and an occasional page 
of manuscript for this work, or letter for some news- 
paper, kept him rather husy He writes this not to 
boast, but as an example for his children, and in a 
spirit of gratitude to God, who gave strength equal to 
his need. The only specialty he claims in his pro- 
fessional life is his efforts to excite more esprit de corps 
among teachers. In 1838 he called, and presided over, 
the first Convention of Teachers ever held in Worces- 
ter county. In 1S45 he orginated the New York State 
Teachers' Association, the oldest of the kind in this 
country. In 1857, while President of the New York 
State Association, he made the first movement, which 
resulted in the formation, in Philadelphia, of the 
Xational Teachers' Association, which became the 
National Educational Association, the largest and most 
important educational body in the world. He married 
Harriet Dryden, Albany, February 16, 1844, their 
children being:— 

Harriet Ada, b. Albany, Dec. 10, 1844 ; is now a teacher in Brooklyn. 
Thomas Walter, b. .Mbany, Mardi i, 1647; d. Worcester, 5?ept. I, 

Thomas Wilmot, b. Albany, July 4, 1849. 
Eli Perry, b. Albany, Dec. 22, 1850. 
John Gill, b. Brooklyn, Nov. 21, 1855 ; m. Emma A. Fisk. 

Elizabeth Wood, eldest daughter of Gil! and Sabra 
W. Valentine, was born in Northboro', October 24, 
1S20. She was married, June 24, 1847, to Chas. W. 
Marden, of Hartford, where they now reside, having 
no issue. 

Henry Elliot, third and youngest son of Gill and 
Sabra W. Valentine, was born in Northboro', July 5, 

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1834. He married Mary J. Woodhoiise, of Hartford, 
Conn., November 3, 1857, their issue being: — 

Henrietl'. Wood, b. Hartford, Dec. 28, 1S5S ; d. Jan. 23, i860. 
Nathaniel Gill, b. Hartford, Aug. 2, 1863. 

Colonel Henry E. Valentine was killed by falling 
down the hatchway of a whale-ship which he was 
visiting, at Edgarton, Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 15, 
1872. At the time of his death he was President of 
the Veteran Association of the " Hartford City Guard ;" 
was a member of Governor Jewell's Staff; and was 
Superintendent of Agencies for the Hartford Life and 
Annuity Insurance Company — all of whom were rep- 
resented at his funeral, in Hartford, the Governor 
being present in person. The Freemasons of the 
Lodge of which he was an officer were present in 
large numbers, besides a large concourse of citizens. 
The Spectator saj'S of him : — 

"Colonel Valentine was the central figure of a very large social 
circle, being of a genial temper and attractive manners, and remark- 
ably well calculated to win esteem and confidence. He was an accom- 
plished Insurance Manager, possessing rare powers of attaching and 
influencing Agents ; and in all the duties of his position exhibited 
great energy and efficiency. His successful work in connection with 
the Hartford Life will long remain his honorable memorial." 

He was also a member of the South Congregational 
Church in Hartford. 

Dr. John William Valentine, eldest son of Elijah F. 
and Jane (Mahan) Valentine, was born in Xorthboro', 
February 13, 1812. He was graduated from Harvard 
University, 1832. He married Sarah B., daughter of 
Dea. William Brown, of Cambridge, and practiced 
medicine with unusual success for a few years, in 

Descendants of Williavi Valentine. 203 

Charlestown, Mass. : but his own health failing, he 
was obliged to relinquish his practice, and died of 
coi^.oumption, at his father's, in Cambridge, November 
J838 — his next younger brother, James, dying of 
the same disease, under the same roof, only nine days 
afterward. Mrs. Valentine subsequently married Royal 
B. Hancock, and died in Cambridge, July 2, 1868. Dr. 
Valentine had two daughters, viz : — 

Martha Jane, b. Charlestown, Feb. II, 1835 ; d. April 6, 1839. 
Sarah Charlotte, b. Charlestown, Dec. 31, 1837; now resides in New- 
burgh. N. Y. 

Nancy Crawford, eldest daughter of E. F. and Jane 
M Valentine, was born in Northboro', November 20, 
1813. I copy the following brief memoir from the 
"jV. E. Hist, and Gen. Register" of Julj-, 1849: — 

•'Mrs. Nancy C. Stearns died, in Milford, N. H., March 27, 1849, 
aged thirly-five years. This lady was the daughter of .Mr. Llijah F. 
Valentine, the present worthy Assistant Steward and Patron of the 
University, at Cambridge. Having filled the responsible situation of 
a school teacher in Cambridge for several years, with ability and suc- 
cess, she was married, September 14, 1 837, to Rev. O. O. Stearns. Nat- 
urally of a retiring disposition, she was most happy in the bosom of 
her family, occupied in the duties of a wife, for which relations she 
was admirably fitted by. her mild and cheerful tempi rameht, her truly 
Christian meekness and patience Suddenly and unexpectedly pros- 
trated upon a bed of sickness, she endured, with exemplary resigna- 
tion, the suffering with which she was visited ; and, after a few days of 
pain and anguish, calmly breathed her last, in the full assurance of a 
happy resurrection beyond the grave." 

Mr. and Mrs. Stearns had the following issue: — 

John William, b. Sturbridge, Mass., Aug. 10, 1839; graduated at 
Harvard University, 1S60; m. Florence E. Blood, Winona, Minn., 
Sept. iS, 1S61 ; now Professor of Latin, &c., in Chicago University. 

James Henry, b. Hancock, N. H., Jan. 9, 1841 ; graduated at Har 

204 Tlie Vale lit i lies in America. 

Yard University, 1S62 : in. Nancy R. Cliapin, Dubuque, la., June, 
lS6g; now Law Student and Telegraph Manager, Freeport, 111. 

George A., b. Hampton Falls N. H. ; graduated at Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1S65 ; m. .\da Hope, Caftleton. Vt. ; now Superintendent of 
Public Instruction in the .\rgentine Republic, and Principal 
Normal School at Parana, South .\merica. 

Charles A., b. L'eerfield, N. H., .\ug. i, 1S44 ; graduated at Chicago 
University, 1S69; m. Josephine Stowe, Chicago, Sept. g, 1S72 ; 
now Telegraph Operator, Jamcsville, Wis. 

Edward Franc's, b. Milford, N. H.. Aug. 16, 1S46 ; graduated at Chi- 
cago University, 1S69 ; ra. Eva E. Burroughs, daughter of Presi- 
dent Burroughs. Dec. 27, i5;i ; now Principal of Wayland Univ. 
Institute, Beaver Dam, Wis. 

Manha, second daughter of E. F. Valentine, and 
Jane M. his wife, was born in Xorthboro', January 16, 
181 7. She was married, in Cambridge, October 13, 
1839, to Andrew H. Newell, who survives her, and 
now resides in Boston, although for many years a res- 
ident of Australia. She died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 
January 29, 1873. Their issue was as follows: — 

Andrew, b. Dec. 26, 1841 ; m. Frances Colgate Lord, of Melbourne; 

Martha Jane, b. Feb. II, 184S ; d. .\ng. 19, 1848. 
Grace Johnston, b. Oct. 16. i?49; d. Dec. 17, 1853. 
Edward Hooper, b. Sept. 26, iS^A; d. March i, 1858. 
Henry Barkly, b. Nov. 12, 1857 ; d. OcL 16, 1S64, 

Elizabeth Johnson, eldest daughter of Colonel Sao)- 
uel L. and Elizabeth Farnham Valentine, was born in 
Bangor, December 15, 1815; married Jones V'alentine, 
January- i, 1835, in Bangor. They now reside in Cam- 
bridge, and have issue as follows: — 

Roirna Elizabeth, b. Bangor. May 31. 1S37 ; d. Feb. 25, 1838. 
Maria Veazie, b. Oldtown, Me, March 7,1839; lives in Cambridge. 
Emma Jane, b. Oldtown, Me., Feb. 22, I?4I ; lives in Cambridge. 

William J., eldest son of Colonel S. L. and Eliza- 

Descendants of William Valentine. 205 

beth F. Valentine, was born in Bangor, August 3, 
181 7, wliere he resided until about 1844. He then re- 
moved to Boston, and was engaged in an extensive 
lumber trade. In 1S51 he visited Europe for the first 
time, on account of ill health. He returned to 
America the same j-ear; but, after remaining a few 
months, again returned to England, and established 
himself as a commission merchant in London. In 
1854 he removed to Paris, France, and engaged in a 
general commission and banking business. In 1855 
he was appointed, by an act of the Massachusetts 
Legislature, a Commissioner to attend the Great Ex- 
hibition in Paris, and was chosen President of the 
United States Commissioners the same year. He was 
decorated by the Emperor Napoleon III. with the 
Star of the Legion of Honor, and was presented with 
the Grand Gold Medal of Honor the same year. He 
returned to England in 1862, and, in 1S67, established 
the open stock exchange, which was carried on suc- 
cessfully until the end of 1872, when he purchased the 
entire good will of the business, and removed to Xos. 
17 and 18 Cornhill, London, where he continues to 
carry on the general banking business, under the firm 
of V'alentine & Co. Their regular " Banking Cir- 
cular" is largely circulated, and is regarded in 
America as good authority in financial matters. 

Mr. Valentine was appointed, by President Andrew 
Johnson, one of the Commissioners to the French Ex- 
hibition in 1867, and served as one of the Committee 
with Professor S. F. B. Mok^e and President Barnard, 
to act in connection with General C. B. Norton, and 
report in rel.iiion to the best fire-arms; and the Report 
of this Committee is a voluminous and exhaustive 
document. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal 
Geographical Society in London, in 1873, having 


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been proposed by Lord Clanch Hamilton, M. P., and 
seconded by Admiral Sherard Osborne, and has, 
therefore, the right to add to his signature F. R. G. S. 
as well as Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. 

Mr. Valentine married Sophia, youngest daughter 
of Aaron Brigham, a merchant of Boston, and had 
issue as follows: — 

William Prigham. b. Bmgor, Feb. 13, 1S40; m. Emma M. McKenna, 

April, 1S61. They now reside in London. 
Garafelia Bigelow, b. Boston, Feb. 13, 1844; d. Boston. Dec 10, 

Francena Sophia, b. Boston, Oct. 18, 1S46 ; m. George F. Marlow, of 

Selma, .\la., \ov. 17, 1S68 ; live in London. 

Sarah Bowman, third daughter of Colonel S. L. 
and E. F". Valentine, was born in Bangor, November 
19, 182 1, and married Harvey Howard, Bangor, Au- 
gust 21, 1845. They now reside in Chelsea, Mass., 
aod have had issue as follows : — 

Mary Lizzie, b. Bangor, .\ug. 11, 1848 ; d. Chelsea, March 27, 1852. 
Frank H., b. Chelsea, Nov. 29, 1S57; d. Chelsea, Aog. lo, 1858. 
Arthur H., b. Chelsea, Feb. 13, 1861. 

Mary Jane, fourth daiigliter of Colonel S. L. and E. 
F. Valentine, was born in Castine, November 8, 1823, 
and married Joseph H. Sandford, Bangor, July -19, 
184J. They now reside in Chelsea, and have had issue 
as follows: — 

Cclston, b. Boston, Sopl. 19, l545; d. Aug. 9, 1846. 

Joseph Head, Jr., b. Boston, Sept. 27. 1846 ; in. Josephine C. Elliott, 

and live in Everett. 
Frank Valentine, b. Chcl-ea, .\|)ril 12, 1S50; m. Jennie Gilticrt ; live 

in ChcIsCl. 
Thomas Hovey, b. Chel>ea, Nov. 13, 1S57 ; d. March 4, 1S60. 
Minnie Frances, b, Nov. 30, 1S61. 

Descendants of Williatn Valentine. 207 

Samuel Winter, second son of Colonel S. L. and E. 
F. Valentine, was born in Castine, June 21, 1826. He 
has been an inventor, merchant, manufacturer, and a 
sort of universal genius. His family reside in Bristol, 
Conn., and he and they are members of the Congre- 
gational Church there. He married Eliza R. Gar- 
land, Calais, Me., May 18, 1848, and they have had 
issue as follows : — 

Lucy Winter, b. Calais, July 21, 1849. 
Walter Inglee, b. Calais, April iS. 1851. 

Henry Farnham, b. Calais, April 2, 1S53; d. Calais, Dec. 25, 1854. 
Charlie Paley, b. Iloultoa, Me., April 4, 1S62 ; d. Bristol, Feb. II, 

Catharine Sophia, sixth daughter of Colonel S. L. 
and E. F. Valentine, was born in Bangor, May 14, 
1832. She married Isaac T. Cole, March 11, 1851, in 
Bangor. He was a lawyer by profession; lived, in 
Machias, and, at the time of his death, April 11, 1861, 
was serving his second term in the Maine Legislature. 
She resides in Brunswick, and has children as fol- 
lows : — 

Samuel Valentine, b. Machias, Dec' 29, 1S51 ; now in Bowdoin 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. Machias, Sept. II, 1854. 
William Isaac, b. Machias, March 21, 1854. 

James March, son of Colonel S. L. and Sarah J. 
Valentine, was born in Bangor, Augiist 9, 1834. He 
is an iron-moulder by occupation; has been in the 
gold mines of California, and an officer in the State 
Prison there. He married Carrie S. Clark, of Brewer, 
Me., June 10, 1S57, and now resides in Bangor. Their 
issue were : — 

James Herbert, b. Brewer, Nov. 28, 1859. 

May Kent, b. Brewer, April 8. lS57 ; J. Bangor, Jan. lo, 1872. 

2o8 T}u Valentines in Atnerica. 

Edward Kent, fourth son of Colonel S. L. VaFen- 
tine, b. April 7, 1838, in Bangor; worked five years as 
an iron-moulder; then, at the age of nineteen, entered 
the merchant marine service, until he rose to the rank 
of First Officer. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in 
the United States Navy, and was rapidly promoted 
until, in 1S64, he was given the command of a Gov- 
ernment vessel. He was on duty at the Brooklyn 
Navy Yard, at the close of the war, for four years — 
making eight years of service in all. Since that time 
he has been engaged in mercantile affairs and the 
clerical force of Charlestown Navy Yard. 

He was at the capture of Roanoke Island, at New- 
bern, at the destruction of the Rebel Fleet at Eliza- 
beth City, the famous Black Water Fight, and others. 
He was also bhrnm up in the Gunboat " Ellis," and se- 
verely wounded. He married Frances Helen, daugh 
ter of William L. Clark, of Bangor, October 28, 1863, 
but has no children 

Caroline Maria, daughter of Colonel S. L. Valen- 
tine, and Sarah J. his wife, was born in Bangor, De- 
cember 16, 1839. She was a teacher in Bangor for 
three years, and was married, December 5, 1859, to 
Cyrus R. Clark, of Charlestown, Mass., where they 
now reside. They have one child, viz : — 

Annie Ward Clark, b. in Charlestown, Jan. l6, 1869. 

Anna Bowman, daughter of Colonel S. L. Valen- 
tine, and Sarah J. his wife, was born in Bangor, July 
31, 1843. She was married, October 3, 1867, to George 
G. Powers, a merchant of Orland, Me., where they 
now reside. They have no issue. 

John Elliot, son of Elliot and Jane A. (Gray) Val- 


Descendants of William Valentine. 209 

entine, was born in Worcester, Mass.; March 20, 1826. 
He was married May 31, 1S60, to H. Jennie Paul, and 
now resides in Boston. Their cliildren liave been as 
follows : — 

Ch.-irlcs Elliot, h. July I, lS6l ; d. evening of same Jay. 

Marietta Louisa, b. Pec. 13, 1S62. 

Mabel Clarendon, b. .\ug. 11, 1S64; d. .Sept. 13, 1S68. 

Charles Elmer, eldest son of Elmer and Rebecca 
(Crawford) Valentine, was born in Boston, March 13, 
1S22. He was educated partly under tlie care of his 
excellent father, but finalh- gradtiated at the Chauncey 
Hall School. He was Usher of the Winthrop School, 
in Boston, for a short time, but was transferred to the 
Ouincy School, where he served, first as Usher and 
then as Principal, for about twenty-two years. His 
tragic death occurred at West Newton (a few miles 
out of Boston, where he then resided), June 23, 1870, 
and was on this wise: He was just readj- to step into 
the cars, on his way to his school in Boston, when he 
bethought himself that he had forgotten to purchase 
his morning paper, and rushed into the Station to get 
it. By this time the cars had attained some speed, 
and, as he seized the iron railing of the car-platform, 
he was throvn violently forward, under the wheels of 
the cars, by >\ hich both his legs were badl)" crushed, so 
as to require atnputation. He surx-ived the operation 
but a few hours, however, dying late in the afternoon 
of the same day. 

The manifestations of condolence at his death and 
funeral, from the School Committee, the teachers and 
pupils of his school, and the public generally, were 
most marked and touching, showing tlie high appre- 
ciation in which he was held; and these not onlj- at 
the time, but in the subsequent substantial aid ex- 


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tended to the bereaved faiuil)-, llms suddenly deprived 
of their chief support. 

Mr. Valentine was married, October lo, 1S48, to 
Olive Z. Seaver, of Northboro', and their issue is as 
follows : — 

John Crawford, b. Boiton, Jan. 13, 1S50. 

Julia .\nn, b. Northboro', .\ug. 29,1851'; was a teacher in Boston; 

died in Grantville, Feb. 19, 1871. 
Frank Quincy.b. Northboro", June 13, 1S53 ; died in Boston, 1854. 
Richard Percy, b. Northboro", .\ug. 13, 1S56. 
Robert G cnville, b. Roxbur)-, May 2, 1S58. 

Ellen Maria, b. Roxbur)', March 31, 1S60; d in Boston, Feb. 24, 1867, 
Emma Louise, b. Boston, .\ug. 27, 1S61. 
Mary Newell, b. Boston, May 6, 1S6S. 

The family now live in Grantville, Mass. 

Elizabeth Jones, eldest daughter of Elmer and Re- 
becca C. Valentine, was born in Charlestown, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1S24. She married Dr. George W. Burditt, of 
Clinton, November 24, 1S46, who is a successful phy- 
sician there; and both are respected members of the 
Baptist Church. Their children are as follows: — 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Clinton, Oct. 2, 1849. 

George Crawford, b. Clinton. Dec. 23. 1S51 ; d. Marcb 4, 1S62. 

Ellen Louise, b. Clinton, March 14, 1S55. 

.\rthur Stanley, b. Clinton, Sept. 8, 1857. 

Walter Valentine, b, Clinton, ,-\pril 9, iS6x. 

.\nnie Crawford, b. Clinton, Sept. 21, iSfi3 ; d. Nov. 29, 1873. 

Elmei Valentine, b. Clinton, Nov. 30, l£66. 

Julia Anne, second daughter of Elmer and R. C. 
\'alentine, was born in Huston, September 14, 1825; 
inarricd L. V . Bancroft, South Hadley Falls; died 
there, July 31, 1S50. Their issue was: — 

Julius Valentine Bancroft, b. July 27, iSSo. 

Descendants of William Valentine. 211 

Lucy Crawford, third daughter of Lliuer and Re- 
becca C. Valentine, was born in Xorthboro', Oct. 15, 
1826. She was married, September 13, 1S48, to Josiah 
Alexander, of Xorthfield, Mass., who was born June 
6, 1825. He is now a much-respected merchant in 
Boston, where his family also reside. They have chil- 
dren as follows: — 

Mary Emilv, b. Xorlhficld, April 21, 1S50. 

Fannie Elizalfcth, b. Clinton, May 26, 1S32 ; d. iherf, .\ug. 19, 1854. 

Edward Lyman, b. Clinton, Sept. 5, 1S54. 

Carrie Crawford, b. Clinton, June 1, 1S57. 

William Valentine, b. Clinton, Oct iS. 1S59. 

Charles Elmer, b. Clinton, March 21, 1S61. 

Josiah Francis b. Clinton. April 2, 1S62 ; d. there, Sept. 15, l566. 

Myra Lyman, b. Clinton, .\pril 18, 1S63 ; d. there, Sept. 19, 1S63. 

Rebecca Jane, fourth daughter of Elmer and Re- 
becca C. Valentine, was born in Boston, November 
27, 1830. She was married to William A. Bartlett, 
Second, of Xorthboro', J.inuary i, 1854, and died there, 
March 9, 1S70. Their offspring was as follows: — 

Abby Fiske, b. Northboro', Jan. 4, 1855 ; d. Dec. 6, 1S68. 

Frank Valentine, b. Xorthboro*, Xov. i, 1856. 

William Iknry, b. Northboro', March 14, 1859. 

Walter Crawford, b. Northboro', Nov. 4, 1861. 

Fanny Rebecca, b. Northboro*, .\ug. 22, 1S64. 

Chester Davis, b. Northboro", March 7, 1S67 ; d. March 25, 1S69. 

Cora Gertrude, b. Northboro", .\pril 26, 1S6S ; d. Jan. 21, iStiq. 

Montford \lncent, b. Northboro", Oct 27, 1869 ; d. .\ug. 24. 1S71. 

William, third son of Elmer and R. C. Valentine, 
was born in Charlcstown, March 30, 1833. He was 
married, at Chicopee, Mass., Jul)- 6, 1S65, to Miss 
Mary A. Barnes, of that place, and yet resides there. 
He received the earlier part of his education in his 
father's school at Xorthboro', and, at fifteen, entered 
Worcester Academj-, where he spent two terms, and 

returned liorne, wlicrc, at the ajjc of sixteen, he as- 
sumed the principal care of his father's school. In 
1S55 lie entered the Westfield Normal School, whence, 
graduating in 1S56, lie was appointed Principal of the 
Grammar School at Chicopee, in which position he 
yet remains, greatly respected personally, and highly 
successful professionally. He is a worth}- member of 
the Baptist Church there, of which body he is the 
efficient clerk. The issue of this marriage -.vas: — 

Mabel Louise, b. Chicopee, Mass., .\pril 24, 1S67 ; d. April 9, 1S71. 

Ellen, the eighth daughter of Elmer and R. C. V^al- 
entine, was born in Xorthboro*, December 5, 1838. 
She was married in Xorthboro', January 26, 1873, to 
Joseph R. Jacobs. She was an efficient assistant in 
her father's school, and was afterward I'ing a success- 
ful teacher in the public schools of Xorthboro'. 

Walter, fifth son of Elmer and R. C. Valentine, was 
born in Xorthboro", Januarj- 16, 1840. In 1S62 he en- 
listed at Springfield, Ohio (where he had been residing 
for a year previous), in the Eighty-si.xth Ohio Regi- 
ment, for three months' ser\-ice, and was stationed in 
West Virginia. After serving two weeks bej-ond his 
time, he was honorablj- discharged ; returned to Xorth- 
boro"; re-cnlisted the same year in the Forty-fifth 
Massachusetts Volunteers, for nine months; went to 
Xcwbern, and was in the battles of Kinston, White- 
hall and Goldsboro'. Returning to Xorthboro', he 
again enlisted, in the Fourteenth Massachusetts Bat- 
ter}-, for three years, or till the close of the war. In 
all these periods of service he was never on the sick 
list. While with the Batterj- he was under daily fire 
for five weeks, 3-et never was wounded. Once, indeed, 
while exchanging newsjjapers with the enemy by fair 

Descendants of William Valentine. 213 

agreement, he Jiad an almost miraculous escape, but 
finally reached his camj) unharmed. In view of his 
long and active service, it is indeed wonderful that he 
went through the war without receiving the slightest 

Mr. Valentine married L. Augusta Mentzer, and 
occupies the farm so long held by his father, in North- 
boro'. Their children were : — 

Ernesl Moiitford, b. N'orthhoro', Sept. 12, lS63. 

Maiy Crawford, b. Northboro", Jan. 24, 1S70. 

Charles Ebner, b. Xorlhboro", Oct. 31, 1S71. 

Clinton Mentzer, b. Northboro", .\pril 10, 1S73 ; d. Oct. 8. 1 873. 


The I 'aliUtincs in A tin rii a. 



ANN" RLIZA, eldest daughter of Captain J. N. 
and Annie 13. Mellen, was born in Westboro', 
November ;;, 1812. She married Joseph H. 
Fairbank, April 14, 1S31. They had nine childcen, 
viz : — 

.\nn Eliz.!, b. .\pri! 2r, 1832 ; m. Geo. M. Willi.ims. Sept. 14, 1851 ; 

lives in Grafton. 
Susan .^ntoinetla, b. Dec. 7, 1S34 ; m. Emorj- L. Wood, March 13, 

Jane Maria, h. Jan. 24, 1S37 ; m. David Chase, .\ug. 30, 1S63 ; lives 

in Westboro'. 
John Mellen, b. May i, 1S41 ; d. April 7, 1842. 
John William, b. Oct. j:. 1843; m. Ella M. Fisher, 1S6S; lives in 

Sarah Harvey, b. .^ug. 5. 1845 ; d. Aug. 2, 1848. 
Julia Frances, b. Jan. 12, 184S ; m. W. H. Pcmis, Jan. I, 1S68 ; lives 

in Worcester. 
Frank Jf-rph, b. Jan. iS, 1852 ; d. Sept. 18, 1853. 
Mary Fisher, b. Sept. 23, 1855 ; d. March 5, 1868. 

Jiibn Dwinnell, eldest son of Captain J. N. and A. 
B. Mellen, was born in Westboro', Noveinber 8, 1813; 
married Ann M. Hardy, October 18, 1835, and d. July 
17, 1S65. Their children were : — 

John On'.low, b. July 21, 1S36 ; m. Jennie S. Stevens, i860; resides 

in Chicago. * 

Susan .\ntoinette, b. .\ug. 9, 183S ; d. July 30, 1859. 
Marietta, b. Oct. 5, 1840; m, J. M. Wnolf.jnl, M.iy, 1S59, in .\yer. 
Charles Edward, b. Feb. 21, 1S45 ; d. March 7, 1846. 

Descendants of William VaUntiiu. 215 

Albert, b. Sept. 16, 1845 ; m. Frances L. Gardner. Oct. 10, 1S72, 

Oscar, b. Aug. 5, 1S4S ; d. Aug. 22, 1849. 
Clara, b. May 27, 1S50 ; d. Dec 24. 1S53. 

Susan Morse, second daiiglitcr of Captain J. N. 
Mellen, was born in Wcstboro", Fcbruar)- 29, 1816, 
and married Charles S. Hard)-, a worth)- mechanic of 
that town, October 14, 1S37. They yet reside there. 
Their children were: — 

Susan Elizabeth, b. Westboro', Dec. 6, 1S39 ; is a teacher ; resides in 

Charles Hcnr)-, b. Westboro', March 19, 1S44 ; d. Jan. 4. 1S68. 
Annie .Mellen, b. Westboro', Sept. 27, 1S48 ; is a music teacher. 

Harriotte Valentine, fourth daughter of Captain J. 
N. Mellen, was born in Westboro', June 24, 1820. She 
married G. H. Greenwood, of Ayer, June 14, 1848, and 
has one child : — 

George H., b. .\yer, June 26, 1853. 

Marietta Heywood, fifth daughter of Captain J. N. 
Mellen, was born in Westboro', February 13, 1823, 
and married Lincoln Wood, April 8, 1852; live in 

Charles Homer, third son of Captain J. N. Mellen, 
was born in Westboro', August 30, 1827, and married 
Florence C. Ing, Dec. 15, 1S52. They reside in Mount 
Pleasant, Iowa, their children being: — 

Jeanelte, b. Feb. 27, 1S54. 
Florence, b. Oct. 2g, 1S55. 
tiara, b. June 25, 1S59. 

Helen Maria, sixth daughter of Captain J. N. Mel- 
len, was born in Westboro', June 22, 1S29, and married 

2i6 The Vail- lit I lies in America. 

C. K. Dorinan, October lo, 1S52; reside in Provi- 
dence, R. I. Issue: — 

Eugene, b. April 1, 1S57. 

Abner Melville, son of Captain J. X. Mellcn, was 
born in Wcbtboro', December 16, 1S34; married Adelia 
L. Pike, November 15, 1856, who died December i, 
1 86 1. They had one child: — 

Annie C, b. March iS, 1S58. 

A. M. Mellcn married, second, Ada R. Farwell, Oct. 
I, 1S64. Issue: — 

Adelia, b. Aag. 26, 1565 . d. Sept. 21, 1S65. 

Cora .\delia, b. .Xuj. 27, 1866. 

■Josie Celia, b. .\ug. 25, 1S68. 

Mary .\da. b. July 9, 1S71 ; d. .\ug. 28. 1872. 

Resides in Marlboro', Mass. 

Emily Suphi.i, daughter of Captain U. N. Mellen, 
was born in Westboro', .Tanuary 30, 1837 ; married 
Henry D. Ainsworth, December 17, 1854. They re- 
side in Westboro*, and have issue: — 

.Mice G., b. Oct. 18. 1S55. 
Clarence E., b. Sept. 4, 1857. 
Eddie M., b. Aug. 8, 1862. 
Emma S., b. March 13, 1S6S. 

Aaron, son of Jubal and Clarissa (Mellcn) Weston, 
was burn November 1 1, 1814 ; married Inlia Churchill, 
of Oxford, Ohio. He was .a leather of music for 
twcnt^'-fivc years, and died in California. Februar)- 25. 
1 868. They had issue : — 

.\lfrctl 15., wa<; a inuscian, and d. in the army. 
Julia, m. O. S. lUake, nf PetroiL 
Charles, d. in infancy. 



Descendants of William Valentine. 217 

Elizabeth Valentine, daughter of Jubal Weston, 
was born September 24. 1818; married J. J. McGowan, 
M. D., of Boston, wlio died in N'ew York, March 25, 
187 1. They had issue : — 

Juhn E. 

Joseph H., H. in boyhood. 

Elizabeth \V., m. Charle^ C. liuckley, M. D., Chicago. 

Clarissa H. 

Samuel E., son of Jubal Weston, born September 
19, 1820; married Mary A. Vincent, of IBoston, who 
died December i, 1S69. He was editor and proprietor 
of the "Avictican f/Wi);?" newspaper, in Boston, and 
died April 12, 1862. 

Clarissa M., daughter of Jubal Weston, was born 
September 21, 1S22; married Stednian W. Howe, 
trader, of Hopkinton; had issue: — 

Willard N., is m., and has ihrce children — Alice G., Emma W. and 

Jubal Weston. 
Stedman W. 
Edward AV,, is m., and has three children — Mary A., Sarah A. and 

Hattie W. 
Nathan C. 
Clarissa M. 
■Hattie W. 
Clara W. 
Elizabeth M. 

Jubal, Jr., son of Jubal, born November 13, 1824; 
married Fanny Richardson, of Boston; is a farmer, 
and resides in San Francisco, California. Has chil- 
dren : — 

Althea O. 
Rcgcnia (dead). 
Freddie (dead). 

2i8 I lu Villi- II lines in Aiiuriia. 

Joshua F. 
Samuel E. (dead). 
Esbie Maud. 

Harrictte A., daughter of Jiibal, b. September 17, 
iSaG; married Tluxnas A. Gray, of Boston. 

Joshua M, son of Jubal, bi)rn July 17, iS?9; resides 
ill St. John's, Cal. 

Olivia L., diugliterof Jubal, born August 29, 1831 ; 
married Chas. McFarland, of Burlington, Iowa. Has 
children : — 

Grace E. 

Marie A. 


Edward \V. (dead). 

Blanche A. 

Wallace (dead). 

Henry C, son of Jubal, born March 13, 1S35. He 
served in the First Massachusetts Cavalry during the 
war, and resides in Chicago, III. He married Marie 
H. Barrett, of New York. Has children: — 

George W. 
Mabel (dead). 

Leonard X'alcntine, the adopted son of Otis, was 
born in Westbrook, Me., May 19, 1840; married Laura 
Pa'ine, of tli at place, and has children as follows: — 

William, b. .\ug. i6. lS68. 
.Mice Maude, h. Sept. 4, 1870. 
Vienna, b. Jan. 19, 1S72. 

Albion T., eldest son of Dexter and Nancy P. Val- 
entine, was born in Harmony, Me., September 30, 

Dcscrndants of William Valentine. 219 

1832. He married Florence A. Bartlett, September 
20, 1S63. He now resides in Minneapolis East, in 
mercantile business. The}- have issue: — 

Guy, b. Minneapolis East. Miy 25. 1S67. 

A daughter, b. Minneapoli-. V.x-.\, Dec. 18, 1S71. 

Abbie S., daughter of De.xter and N. P. Valentine, 
was born in Harmon)-, August 10, 1834, and was mar- 
ried, in Lowell, Mass., July iS, 1.S61, to John M. Bart- 
lett, a mercliant at Island P<^)nd, Vt., where they now 
reside, and have one child : — 

George Dexter, b. I-!and Pon.l, Oct., 1S63. 

Leonard D., son of luxtcr and X. P. Valentine, 
was born in Harmon)-, August 11, 1S38; removed to 
St. Anthony's Falls, Minn., 1S56; married Helen A. 
Barrows, of that place, and is now a merchant there. 
They have had issue: — 

Mary, b. Minneapulis East, Feb. 9, 1S67 ; d. Aug. 6, 1867. 
Nettie, b. Minneapolis East, Oct. 9, iSfr}; d. March 30, 1872. 

Elizabeth C, daughter of Dexter, as above, was 
born in Harmony, September 14, 1844; was a teacher 
in Harmony four years. She married George A. Ma- 
goon, January 1, 1S66. He is now a merchant in 
Minneapolis East, and they have issue: — 

Harry, b. Minneapolis East, July 12, 1S67. 
Roy Lester, b. Minneapolis Exst, Dec 20. 1S69. 

Albert, Jr., son of Albert and Hannah E. Valentine, 
w-as born in Westbrook, December 8, 1840. He was 
married, in Chelsea, Mass., 1S6S, to Miss Clara Chase, 
of that place. They have one son : — 

Albert, b. aiclsea, 1S69. 

220 The Valentines in America. 

Mir.iuil.i, daugliicr of Alanson and Miranda Valen- 
tine, was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., July 29, 1843 ; 
married John F. Eaton, of New Vork, February S, 
1S72, and they noiv reside in Cambridge, Mass. They 
have one child : — 

Lucella Miranda, b. Cambridge. .\ug. i6, 1S73. 

William Henry, son of Gerry and Sarah H. Valen- 
tine, was born in Hopkinton, September 21, 1835; 
married Mary A. Samson, Worcester, February 15, 
1S64. They have one child : — 

Florence E., b. Sept. I, 1S70. 

Alfred Wilbur, son of Is-iac B. and Elizabeth (Guy) 
Valentine, was born in Hopkinton, August 8, 1841. 
He married Lauretta M. Goddard, of Bethel, Me., 
Maj-, 1S64, and residei there. They had issue as fol- 
lows : — 

Charles Elmer, b. Bethel, March 14, 1865. 

Fred. Ambrose, b. Bethel, Oct. 2S, i36S ; d. March 14, iS6<j. 

Willie Aiion, b. Bethel, Jan. 8, 1870. 

Ann Maria, daughter of William A. and Maria G. 
Brigham, was born in Westboro', August 12, 1831; 
married George R. Bowman, of Westboro', April 26, 
"854. The)' now reside in Elmira. \. Y., and have: — 

Louis \V., b. .\Imond, N. Y., April 13, 1S60. 
Charles .\., b. .\lmond. N. Y., April 2, lifti. 

Susan B. D., daughter of W. A. and M. G. Brig- 
ham, was born in Northboro', July 25, 1S39; married 
Stephen T. Waite, of Worcester, June 9, 1S64; now 
live there. Had issue: — 

Kate Augusta, b. Worcester, .\i)ril, lS6S; d. May i. iS6S. 
Willie Jenni>rf>n, b. Worcester, June 7, 1S69. 

Desccmiants of William Valentine. 


William Valentine, son of \V. A. aud Hannah 
S. B righain, was born in Worcester, Maj 17, 1850; 
married Lillco E. Lillie, of Willimantic, Ct., 1S68. 
Have issue: — 

Louis Stanhope, b. Stanhope, N. J., Aug. 30, 1S69. 
Oliver II. H., b. Willimantic, Oct. g, 1S71. 
Charles EJwin, b. Carmcl, K. V., July 26, 1373. 

John W. B., son of Holland and Lydia A. Forbes, 
was born in Westboro', November 9, iSjq; married 
Diantiia Houghton, of Swanzy, X. H., and died in 
Carlisle, Pa., November 27, 1S63. Their issue were: — 

Julius Wells, b. Ilopkinton, Oct. l4, 1S52 ; d. Nov. 14, 1S52. 
George Houghton, b. Boston, Feb. 3,1856. 
Charles Oliver, b. Bolton, March 4, 1862. 

Martha Ann B., dauyhler of Holland Forbes, was 
born in Brighton, July 4, 1S34 ; married A. H. Merrill, 
Salem, N. H.. December 21, 1851. Children; — 

Alice Evangeline, b. Cambridge, Feb. 21, 1S58. 
Annie Marietta, b. South Boston, March 2, 1S64. 

Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Bow- 
man) Fisher, was born in Northboro', April 14, 1826; 
married, June 3, 185 1, Rev. Horatio Stebbins; has re- 
sided in Fitchbtirg, Portland, Me, and now resides in 
San Francisco,' Cal. Their children are: — 

>faiy Louise, b. Fitchburg, Mass., June 30, J354; m. Edward S. 

Annie, b. Portland, .\pril 3, iSjS ; d. .\ug. 28, 1S58. 
Roderick, b. Portland, Sept. 2, 1S59. 

Elizabeth Maria, daughter of Samuel and Mary B. 
Fisher, was born in Northboro", December 28, 1829; 
married Samuel Clark, Esq., counsellor at law, North- 

222 The Valentines in Amerua. 

boro' (formcil)- Rcprcsciu.uive from tliat town), May 
1S47, where tlicy yet reside. Have had ofTspring: — 

Ella Maria, b. Xorthboro', Auj. .15, 1S4S ; A. Oct. 2, 1S43. 
Herbert F.. b. Xorthboro', Feb. S, 1S52 : d. Xov. 30, 1852. 
Edward S.. b. Xorthboro", Feb. 12, 1S59. 

Jane Taylor, diiightcr of Samuel and M. B. Fislier, 
was born in Xorthboro", October 4, 1S35; married 
Jainis Lincoln, Jr., March 26, 1856. They liad issue : — 

Arthur Fisher, b. Xorthboro", June 26, 1S5S ; d. March 5. 1858. 
Alice Ware, b. Yarmouth, Sept. 16, 1S61, 
Annie Fishei. b. Yarmouth, July 27, 1S65. 

Dr. Albert Wood, son of Dea. Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Bowman) Wood, was born in Northbcjro", Feb- 
ruary 19, i,S33; grad. Med. Coll. H. U., 1864; is now 
Citj- Physician in Worcester. He married Emily 
Allen, July 7, 1S67, their issue being: — 

Albert Bowman, b. Worcester, June 28, 1S69. 
A daughter, •■ 1873. 

Charles Johnson, son of Dea. S. and E. B. Wood, 
was born in Xorthboro", August 28, 1838. He mar- 
ried Helen S Dodd, Hartford, Ct., June 21, 1S66, and 
is now a jeweler in that city. Their children are: — 

Harry Gassetl, b. Hartford, May 3, 1867. 
Lizzie Frances, b. Hartford. Dec 14, 1868. 
Callie Dodd, li Hartford, June 21, 1870. 

Joseph Head, Jr., son of Joseph H. and Mary J. 
Sandford. was born in Roxbury, Mass., September 27, 
1846; in.irrifd Josephine C. Elliott, Maiden, October 
19, )868. Issue: — 

Elliot, b. Everett, Feb. 25, 1S70. 

Frank Valentine, son of Joseph H. and Mary J. 

Disccitdants of William Valentine. 223 

Sandford, born Chelsea, April 11, 1S50; married Jen- 
nie Gilbert, Chelsea, October 12, 1S71. Issue: — 

Herbert Valentine, b. Chelsea, Aug. II, 1872. 

Ann Eliza, daughter of Joseph H. and Ann E. 
Fairbanks, was born in Wcstboro', April 21, 1832; 
married George H. Williams, September 24, 1851. 
Issue :— 

William Hcnrj, b. Grafton ; d. June 22, 1857. 

Frank, b. Grafloa. 

Waller, b. Grafton. 

Sarah, b. Grafton ; d. Feb. 23, 1864. 

Mary, b. Grafton. 

Susan .\ntoinette, daughter of J. H. Fairbanks, 
born Wcstboro', December 7, 1834; married Emory L. 
Wood, March 15, 1853; lives in Westboro*. Issue: 

-Mbert E., b. July 24, 1859. 

Jane Maria, daughter of J. H. Fairbanks, was bom 
Westboro', Jantiary 24, 1837; married David Chase, 
August 30, 1S63; lives in AVestboro'. Issue: — 

Frank Herbert, b. Westboro", Oct. 6, 1S68. 

John William, son of J. H. Fairbanks, was born in 
Westboro', October 12, 1843; married Ella M. Fisher, 
December 25, 1S68. Issue: — 

Minnie Louise, b. Westboro", -^ug. 2, 1S69. 

Julia Frances, daughter of J. H. Fairbanks, bom 
Westboro', January 12, i848;.marricd William H. Be- 
mis,Januar}- 1, iS6S,and resides in Worcester. Issue: — 

.^ray Gertrude, b. Worcester, June 6, 1S71. 

224 T^"^ Valentines in America. 

Julia, daiiglitcr of A.ircm and Julia C. Weston, 
married O. S. Blake, of Detroit, and has issue: 

Charles W. 
Ida May. 

Mary Louise, daughter of Rev. Horatio and Mary 
Ann (Fisher) Stebbins, was born in Fitcliburgh, 
Mass., June 10,1854; married Edward S. Schrocder, 
and tliej- have one child: — 

Edward Roderick, b. San Franciito. Cal., Dec. 25, 1872. 






THERE seems to have been, at one time, a few 
Valentines on the island of Xantucket, Mass., 
but no specific information could be obtained 
of them for this work. Thcj' were probably descend- 
ants of the Freetown Valentines. Samuel Francis 
Drake, of Boston, married Emma M. Valentine, of 
Nantucket, June 26, 1850. She was the daughter of 
Henry C. Valentine, who married Emmeline, daughter 
of Aaron Mitchell, and died in 1840. 

Among the prisoners committed to Old Mill 
Prison, England, taken from the brig " Fancy," 
during the Revolutionarj- war, in 1777, was one 
James Valentine. 

In the census of slaves, taken April 28, 1755, Jacob 
Valentine, of Hempstead, is given as the owner of 
"1 female, Greech;" Jonathan Valentine, " i female, 
Sarah ;" and Ephraira Valentine, of " i male, Peter."' 
Manj- other Valentines on Long Island are also given 
as owners of slaves. 

In the ^' Valloration" of Hempstead, October 11, 
1683, Richard Valentine, Sen., is given as the owner 
of 34 acres of land, 6 o.xen, 8 cows, 3 colts, 4 hogs, 
12 sheep, 2 horses and wagons, &c. 

The present occupant of the old farm on Valen- 

226 Tlu Valc'itincs in Am.riia. 

line's Hill, Vonkers, is George Bishop Valentine, now 
about seventy-five years of age, who has one son, 
Nathaniel Bishop, and one daughter, Harriet A., who 
married James E. Burtis. Each of these has three 
sons. Near the above-mentioned place, lower down 
on the hill, is the liandsoTie residence of Isaac Valen- 
tine, a wealthy retired merchant of New York. 

Simon Lynde, of Boston, the grandfather of Mary 
Lynde, wife of John Valentine, once had the audacity 
to let "one of ye. people called Anabaptists," a house, 
and it was considered worthy of record. Simon has 
now many descendants who are themselves Baptists. 
"The late Simon Lynde's .Mansion House," as the 
" Boston Records " had it, stood at the northerly ter- 
mination of Tremont-street, in 1708. Lj-nde-street, 
laid out in 1732, and named after this family, extended 
from Cambridge-street to Green-streeL "Justice 
Lynde's pasture " extended across from one of these 
streets to the other. 

' '^Wherever the term branch is used in this work, it is 
intended to include all who are the direct descendants 
of one common ancestor, and he a direct immigrant 
from the Old World. But the writer has been some- 
what puzzled as to the classification of the New 
Jersej- Valentines. Were they a distinct branch, or 
merely an offshoot from some other branch.' A part 
of them are known to be directlj- descended from the 
Long Island Valentines; but there are families of the 
name scattered through that State, whose origin it is 
dilTicult to ascertain. Thus, Jf)hn V^alentioe, a country 
mcrcliant, in the town of Rose, Wa3-ne county, N. Y., 
writes as follows: "My great-grandfather, Henry 
Valentine, moved from a place in New Jersey, called, 



if I recollect right, Hackett, to the eastern part of this 
State. He had three sons, Peter, Alexander and 
Jacob — the latter being my grandfather. Soon after 
the Revolution (in which he was a soldier, and held 
some petty office), he settled in Wasliington county, 
N. Y., and had five sons, Henr)-, Peter, Asahel, Alex- 
ander and Stevens. Peter was mj- father. He was 9 
physician, and came to this place in 1819, where he 
lived till his death, in 1857. I understand the family 
originally came from Germany, or Holland — don't 
know which." 

The last sentence may be only opinion or conjec- 
ture; but the author of this work believes this family 
is only an offshoot from either the Westchester, or the 
Long Island Valentines. Might not these also have 
been descendants of Joseph, " the bold soldier-boy," 
of Hempstead.' It hardly seems possible that two 
families of the name, both from Washington county, 
should have a history so nearly alike. 

Honorable Henrj- Valentine was a member of the 
Assembly from Montgomery county, N. Y., in 1822. 
The author of this book has written many letters and 
made many inquiries in relation to any V^alentines in 
that section, but in vain. 

There are Valentines in the village of Penyan, 
Yates county, N. V. These are known to be descend- 
ants of the Long Island branch, and are cousins of J. 
W. Valentine, of Greenpoint, and of Rev. A. W. Val- 
entine, mentioned elsewhere. 

In the " iV. Y. Historical Calaidar" frequent allusion 
is made to Mark Valentine, commander of the ship 
" Earl of Loudoun." .\lso, Thomas Valentine is very 

§^^^ The Valentines in Aiinrica. 

often mentioned as a surveyor, especially on the 
Canada frontier, and elsewhere. An affidavit of Jan 
Tyinenscn Valentine bears date November 22, 1675. 

In looking over the Directories of our American 
cities, the writer observed the following items: J. S. 
Valentine is given as the Mayor of Wilmington, Del., 
in 1S68. Valentine & Co. are given as the publishers 
of the AVi' Orleans Daily Advertiser ; E. Valentine is 
mentioned as Assistant U. S. Assessor, New Orleans. 
Baltimore has a Rev. Henry J. Valentine, 185 Hen- 
rietta-street. Philadelphia has John K. Valentine, 
lawyer, 113 South Fifth-street. St. Louis has a Dr. 
Ferdinand Valentine, 826 South Eighth-street. 

The Westchester County Directory gives the follow- 
ing Valentines: Peekskill^.KnATCW, farmer; Charles, 
mason; Isaac, founder; Jacob, laborer; Pierre V. C, 
teamster; William, farmer. Sing Sing — William G. 
Valentine, lumber mercliant. It'/iite Plains — James 
E. Valentine, civil engineer. Morrisania — -Andrew J., 
driver ; David, clerk ; Frank, piano-maker. West 
Farms — Benjamin X'alentine; Ebenezer Valentine, 
luinber; Valentine & Overb.iugh, lumber. Of course, 
the isolated farmers outside of the villages are not 

The steamboat A. B. Valentine is one of the eight 
boats of Cornell's Towing Line between Rondout 
and New York, and was so named in honor of Abra- 
ham B. Valentine, Esq., the present New York Agent 
of the Line, of which tlie Honorable Thomas Cornell, 
of R<.ndijiit, is the principal proprietor. 

.\inong the "Baptisms in the Dutch Church, New 

Gleanings. 229 

York, from 1697 to 1720," as found in Valentine's 
Manual, 1864, are the following: — 

Valentyn, Jan (the father). Jacobus (the child). July 2S. 1717. 
" •' " Jennetje " Aug. 7,1720. 

According to Valentine's Manual, the following 
have been connected with the New York City Gov- 
ernment : — 

Valentine, William H. (Butcher), Councilman, 1859. 

" Abraham (Grocer). Assistant Alderman, 1820-I. 

Jacob H. (Builder), " 1856-7. 

" Abraham -M. (Accountant), " 1825-6. 

It is stated that 1,545,755 valentines passed through 
the Post Offices of the United States in the year 1870. 

The present population of Eccles, in Lancastershire, 
the parish in which is " Bencliffe Hall," the family 
estate of Richard V^alentine, the earliest known of 
the English Valentines, is given in the Gazetteer as 

It is elsewhere stated in this work that Valentine is 
frequently used as a Christian name, especially by the 
Germans. " Who is this Valentine, of the firm of 
Valentine, Tunbridge & Co., bankers. Wall-street, 
who are advertising so much.'" This question was 
often put to the author, as he was canvassing the city 
for data for this work. Tired at last of hearing a 
qnestion which he could not answer, he resolved to 
visit their banking honse. " Is the senior member of 
your firm in.'" he inquired. " I am the senior mem- 
ber," said a gentleman, stepping forward and bowing 
very politely. " Then your name is Valentine," I said, 
inquiringly. " My name is Tunbridge," said he, again 

230 flu I'aleiitincs in Aiiuriai. 

bowing. "But I called tu see Mr. V"alentine." " Tliere 
is no X'alentine liere but myself," he replied, adding, 
" Mv name is \'alentine Tiinliiidf^e." "Ah, I see," said 
I, buwinc- myself out, and muttering to mvself, '• He 
must l)e a det eiver, or lie would not insert that comma 
between his first and names, as he always d les — 
perhaps on purpose t<j deceive." A Gerina;i wriuld 
have put it " \'al, Tunbridge & Co.," which all would 
have understood. An educated American would put 
it Valentine Tunbridge & Co., and then only i_:;no- 
rant people would be deceived. But — as it was, I 
drew my own conclusions! 

Another case came a little nearer home If other 
people's names are to be taken witlxjut their consent, 
commend me to the man that has the sense and taste to 
take a gooil one, while he is about it. A few years ago, I 
was much surprized and not a little annoyed at receiv- 
ing several letters from old friends and acquaintances, 
containing such expressions as these: " Why, are you 
going to give up teaching.' I thought you were i.i for 
life." "So you are to appear in a new role ! 
do you get your stock of birds t" he, &c. .\fter 
receiving some half a dozen such, I concluded tiiat 
either my correspondents were becoming insane, or / 
was; and I so wrote them. Their only reply was to 
send me a m.irked advertisement in '■'Harper's Weekly," 
in which it was announced that "for the ver)- mod- 
erate sum of ten cents the subscriber would give in- 
structions how to imitate the singing of any and every 
bird extant," and duly signed T. W. Vai.eminf, in 
good fair capitals, with the appendix in smaller 

type, "Address Box Xo. , Jersey City P. O." My 

first im])ulse was to laugh; my next was to ex))ress 
my indignation in unmeasured terms. What busi- 



ness had he to take my good name, and make mc the 
laughing stock of all creation I I started for him at 
once — at least, I went to Jersey City. His name— or 
rather, my name was not in the Director)-, which 
looked suspicious. I bethought myself of the Post- 
master. He began to laugh as soon as I mentioned 
mj- name. " I know nothing about him," said he, 
" e.xcept that he receives more letters through the P. 
O than anj- other man in Jerse)- City, and must be 
getting rich." Worse and worse ! Not only stealing 
m\- good name, but actually getting rich on the bor- 
rowed or stolen capital ! As the elder Weller said, it 
was " werry aggrawatin I " The Postmaster doubted 
if that was his name at all; but, after all, what could I 
do.' Until that lime I had never heard of a person of the 
name e.xcept my own proper self, and the bare idea of 
such agrarian socialism or partnership as sharing 
my own sign manual with another seemed decidedJr 
rather (7M(>r /■<•///. Wliile thus uncorking the vials of my 
wrath and pouring out anathemas without stint or 
measure upon the offender, it occurred to me that he 
might be among that coterie of listeners, and 1 had 
tiest be prudent ; for having got so far as to take my 
name, what might he not take next.' My li/f perhaps; 
and shaking off the dust of mj- feet against him and 
his fellow-denizens in that forcij^n soil, I straightway 
departed out of their coasts. I have reason to believe 
that he took the hint, for the troublesome advertise- 
ment disappeared soon after, and he too — much to my 
relief A list of a hundred and fifty John Smiths in 
the yrti' York Diratorx is nothing, for they get used 
to it — but one proprietorship of my own name is 
enough for me. 

The Boston Times of April 4, 1874, says: "Albert F. 

232 The Valentines in America. 

Bellows, whose studio is on the second floor of the 
Art Club building, is at work upon views of English 
scenery in water-colors, a branch of art in which he 
has no equal in America. We are pleased to learn 
that all of his largest and best works found prompt 
and appreciative purchasers at the recent sale of 
water-colors at the National Academy in New York. 
The popularity of Mr. Bellows' pictures is not con- 
fined to this countPi", but is equally great in London, 
where many of his exquisite bits of landscape scenery 
have been reproduced in engravings and chromos. 
The pictures of Bellows are a perpetual delight to the 
eye of taste. What Tennyson is to poetr)-, Bellows is 
lo the world of art." 

A. F. Bellows, the artist to whom allusion is here 
made, is a great-grandson of William Valentine, and 
his genealogy will be found on page 196 of this book. 

The likeness of Miss Elizabeth Gooch (who after- 
wards became the wife of Thomas Valentine), was 
taken from a portrait paiiued about 1724, when she was 
si.\teen years of age. She was dressed in a red satin 
dress, with beautiful lace around the neck and arms. 
Her hair, which was a dark auburn, flowed down her 
neck below her waist, as worn in these modern times^ 
The mates to this picture, the father, mother and 
sister, are in possession of the Gooch family, at 
Cohasset. Of course, this likeness can hardly do 
justice to the original. 

Here is another apparent puzzler. David M. V^ai- 
entine, of New York city, writes: " My father's father 
was Jonathan Valentine, a farmer in Middlebury 
(Middleborough ?), Mass. He had two sons, Jonathan 
and Samuel L. (my father), and a daughter, Olive. I 




Gleanings. 233 

have never seen any of them, as my fiither died a few 
days after my birth. Olive, I think, died before my 
father. The other son, Jonathan, was living a few 
years ago in Cambridge, Mass., but I have heard that 
he has since died. I have understood we were of 
English descent, and presume we are descended from 
the John Valentine of 1675." 

The answer given to the above is tliis: John Valen- 
tine, son of Samuel, the eldest son of the "John of 
1675," was born in Freetown, April 29, 1743- He 
married Hannah Winslow, of Freetown, November 
21, 1765. Jonathan, their seventh and youngest child, 
was born August 16, 17S0. John, the father, inherited 
a large property in Boston, but was reduced to pov- 
erty through the wrong doing of one of his sons. 
They afterward lived in a small cottage near the Pond 
Meeting-house, Middleboro', now Lakeville. Jona- 
than became a farmer, and lived in that town. He, 
too, had a sister Olive. Samuel L., the father of 
David M., and the writer of this were therefore third 

The Fall River Valentines have been an enigma 
to the writer. Years ago he read a par.igraph in the 
papers, stating that the highest tax paid in Fall River, 
Mass, was that on the estate of the late William Val- 
entine, valued at §1,500,000. Thinking of course so 
large an estate must have a prominent family to rep- 
resent it, the. wi iter tried ever)- method to learn their 
history, but in vain. Xo answers cy "e to any letters, 
and he finally gave it up. Xext he heard of a very 
wealthy William Valentine, a Bank President, in Prov- 
idence, R. I., and tried letters in that quarter, with the 
same result. Finall)-, in his despair, he wrote to a 
prominent editor in that city, and learned the foUow- 

234 riic \'ii/iiitiius III Aiut'rua. 

ing: '•William Valentine was once a blacEsmith in 
Freetown, near Fall River, anil Dwntd the stream that 
furnishes tliat <;re:'.t manufacturing city with its water 
jjower. IJeforc the mills were located there, he left 
his shop, came to Providence, engaged in trade, and 
became President of the Iligh-strcet Bank. By and 
by, his interest in the Fall River water power made 
him verj- rich; and to escape taxation here, he re- 
moved back to F:ill River, where he died many years 
ago. Some of his property remains with his descend- 
ants, who are not numerous nor verj- thrifty. A 
daughter Julia — or perhaps a granddaughter — mar- 
ried James A. Fox, brother of your comedian, George 
L. Fox, himself an actor when young, but now, I be- 
lieve, a lawver, of Boston." [The lady here referred 
to, Mrs. Julia \'alcMtine F-ix, was drcjwned from a 
Fall River steamboat, on her way to New York, in 
September, 1872.] 

It seems strange that General Pieice's " C/v.r,//.;jy 
0/ Ihc \'ith-niiiic Faiiii/v," which is devoted .ilniost ex- 
clusively to the Freetown and I'all River \'alenlines, 
should make no mention of this f.imilv. 

Bain's "///VA''^' 0/ Liincaslersliire" in spe iking of 
Fcclcs,says: "Bkalciiffe IIai.i., in this township, on 
the side of tlie village of Fccles, was taken down 
tliirly years ag.), and has bei n replaced by two mod- 
era mmsions,'ed lligher -.vmX Lower Bentclifre. 
Iji: \i _i.i! FE was once the seat of Tliomis Holt, Fsq., 
and afiervvard llic seat of Richard \'alenline, who 
married .\nae Ilopwood, in the reign of IIknkv \'II 
lio.u whini it passe. 1 to Thomas X'alentine, in 1505, 
aad Riclianl X'.ileatine, I'f I'reslon and BeiitcliftV, 
High SherilT of the county of Lancaster, in 1713, by 
wiiose descend. nits it was sold, in the last centurv, |.. 

Gleanings. 235 

Mr. Partington, from whom it passed to Mr. Beiitley, 
the late owner." 

Rev. Thomas Valentine, of London, must have 
been a preaclier of some note, as the House of Com- 
mons, November 30, 1642, invited him "to prcac!i next 
Fast at St. Margarett's, and Sir William Massam was 
apjiointed to present the invitation." Afterwards 
December 2S, the House passed a vote of thanks for the 
discourse, and voted that tlie same be printed. Tiiis i 
probably one of the sermons mentioned by Allibone 


David Valentine, of the well-known firm of "Da- 
vid Valentine & Co.," 354 Broadway, New York, one 
of the most extensive houses in the line of silks and 
dress goods in the city, belongs to none of the 
branches of Valentines mentioned in this work, but is 
a direct descendant of some English fimily, his father 
having been a distinguished military officer in the 
British service, in Canada. He bids fair, however, to 
establish a branch of his own, as, although still a 
young man, he is alrcadv ihe father of twelve chil- 
dren — the family residing in Eli;jabetli, N. J. 

In 1629, during the reign of Charles I. (King of 
England), Sir John Elliot, Denzil Holies and Benja- 
min Valentine, members of the House of Commons, 
were arraigned before the Court of King's Bench, for 
seditious speeches in Parliament, contempt against 
the King in refusing to obey his verbal mess.age to 
adjourn the House, and for a conspir:icy to keep the 
Speaker, Sir John Finch, in the Chair. Holies and 
Valentine forciblv compelled the Sjjeakerto retain his 
seat, and he afterwards leaving it, was seized by them, 
drawn to and thrust in the Chair. 

2}fi The Villi III iitis in America. 

In refuting the cli.irges broiiglit against them, they 
claimed tliat the King did not possess tlie authority to 
adjourn Parliament by verlial message, and if guilty of 
uttering seditious speeches, they should be tried by 
their peers, the House of Commons, and not by an 
inferior Court. 

Judgment was pronounced against them. Elliot 
was committed to tlic Tower, fined two thousand 
pounds, and upon liberation was to give sureties for 
his good behavior. Holies and Valentine received 
the same sentence, with the exception that the former 
was to pay one thousand marks, and the latter, five 
hundred pounds. 

Tn the next Parliament, wliich met in 16.40, Sir John 
Fincli was condemned for his action in adjourning the 
House with'i: ; tlic consent of its members. 

Tlie House was also about to inquire into the im- 
prisonment of Elliot, Holies and X'alentine, when 
they were suddenly dissolved, without making any 
progress in their inquiry. 

Another Parliament meeting the same year, re- 
solved that Holies and X'alcniine should have five 
thousand pounds each for their imprisonment and 
suffering in defense of the people's rights. For the 
same reasons, Parliament also voted five thousand 
pounds to the heirs of Elliot (he having died during 
his imprisonment). 

This imprisoning and fining members of Parlia- • 
ment, although almost justified by the exigency of 
the times, was the Cfunmenceinent of the arbitrarj- 
measures which led t" the dethronement and final 
beheading of Charles 1., which occurred in 1648.' 

Valentines in New York Directory. 237 




1ST of Valentines found in the Neiu York 
Directory, 1873, and the branches to which 
thej- belong. — 

Valentin, Charles, baker, 90 Park-st, Ital. 

Valentin, Alphons D^ v. consul, Ig Broad, S. Am. 

Valentin, Charles, fin, 105 W. loth. Germ. 
Valentin, Philip, paper-hanger, 95 Stanton (had moved). 
Valentine, .\braham A., agt. stearal- -at line, 41 Jay, h. 70 E. 

31st. N.V. 

Valentine, All>ert E., physician, h. 43 E. 31st, N. V. 

Valentine, Alfred A., mer, 10 Burling-dip, h. 118 E. iSlh, N. E. 
Valentine, AUelta, wHd. Henry, h. 137 E. 45th (mistake). 

Valentine, Anna, wid. .\lbert, h. 43 E. 31st, X. V. 

Valentine, Benj. C, roofer, 227 Green, h. Haverstraw, N. Y. 

Valentine, Benj S.. clerk, 459 \V. 34th, N. V. 
Valentine, Berlho.. wid. William, III2 Third-ave. (dead). 

Valentine, Caroline, wid., nurse, 75 Delancy, L. I. 

Valentine, Charles, grocer, 667 Sevenlh-ave., N. V. 

Valentine, Charles F., builder, h. 42 E. II2th, N. V. 

Valentine, Cornelius, cartman, 28 Goerck, L. I. 
Valentine, Daniel, carpenter. 36S Seventh-ave. (moved). 
Valentine, Daniel .\., produce, 344 W. Wash. Market, h. 

Brookljm, I. I. 
Valentine, David, dress goods, 354 Broadway, h. Elizabeth, 

N. J, Eng. 

Valentine, David M., 419 E. 48th, N. E. 

Valentine, Ebenezer B., frames, 9 Tivter, h. 240 Henry, N. V. 

Valentine, Frederick, clerk, 36S W. 35ih, N.V. 

Valentine, Geo. F., mer., 134 Pearl, h. 10 E. 4ISI, N.V. 

Valentine, Gto. F. M., roofer, 227 Green, h. 27 First, N.V. 

238 The I'lj/c II lines in America. 

A'alcntine, Gcrardu'^, butrhcr, h. 336 Sevcniy-ninlh, N. Y, 

Valcndne, Hcnr)-, h. 147 E. 63^1, N. Y. 

X'.ilcntinc, Ilcnr^*, cabinet-maker, h. 327 W, 2Sth, Germ. 

Valeiilinc, Henry, chair-maker, h. 131 Suffolk, L.I. 

Valentine. Ilenrj'. clerk, 174 Pearl, h. Fordham, N. Y. 

\'alenline, I Icnrj' C, mer., 8S Chambers, N.E. 

Valentine, I^.aac P., h. 35 Bond, N.E. 

Valentine, Isidor, broker, 24 Broad, h. 135 \V. loth, Prus. 

Valentine, Jacob, I04 E. 36th, N. Y. 

ValentTne, Jacob, variety, 2350 Second-ave., N. Y. 

Valentine, Jacob D., feed, S6 ?4arket, h. Brooklyn, L. I. 

Valentine, Jacob F., clerk, h. 309 Henry, N. Y. 

Valentine, Jacob F., lawyer. New Courthouse, h. 305 Madison, N. Y. 

Valentine, James fireman, h. 38 .\ttorney (mistaken for Bal- 

Valentine, James S., stone yard, 415 W. 14th, h. 3'i3 \V. 19th, Scotch. 

V.nlentine, Jamc^, watchman, h. 32 Stanton, X. Y. 

Valentine, J.imcs F., hardware, 594 Hroadway, h. 240 Henry, N. Y. 

Valentine, James W., clerk, h. 578 I.exington-ave. (mistake). 

Valentine, Jane, wid. .\br.iham G., h. 10 E. 41st, 

\'alentine, John, cabinet-maker, h. 24S Delancy, 

Valentine, John, cartman, h. 836 Greenwich, 

Valentine, John C, book-binder, 4 Howard, h. 173 Henry, 

Valentine, John H., mer., 134 Pearl, 

Valentine, John \V.. fancy goods, 112 Duane, h. 19 \V. 130th, 

Valentine, Julia, wid. Chas. H., 95 Park-ave., 

\"alentine, Lawson, mer., ^6 Chambers, h. 19 Fifth-ave., 

Valentine, Lemuel, meats, i Tompkins market, h. 146 Lexing- 

Valentine, Le\^ is, painter, 116 Forsyth, 
Valentine, Lydia, wid. Michael, h. 368 Hudson (m^vcd). 
Valentine, Miran<la, wid. Jacob, h. 57 E. I2gth, N.Y. 

\'alentine, Mary, wa-.hitig, 216 \V. 29lh (colored), b. L. L 
Valentine, Napoleon, mer., 180 Chambers, h. Long Island, L. I. 

Valentine, Nancy, wi<l. Guy \V., 319 E. 25th, N.Y. 

Valeniine, O-car J, jeweler, 1S2 Bro.ndway, h. Newark, N. J., N.Y. 
Valentine, Peter, h. 216 \V. 53rd, N.Y. 

V.ilentine, Peter, Jr., meat, 203 \V. 4Sih, h. 258 \V. 54th, N.Y. 

Valentine. Peter J., meat, 42 Fulton market, h. 344 E. 86th, N.Y. 
Valentine, Robeit B., ins., 120 Broadway, h. Brooklyn, L. I. 

Vj|e Mine, Robert B., Jr., 120 Broadway, h. Brooklyn, L. I. 




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Valentines in New York Directory. 239 

Valentine, Samuel H., lawyer, 64 Wall, h. 177 MadKon ave., 

Valentine, Samuel M., physician, h. 177 Madison-ave., 

Valentine, Samuel T., flour, 169 Cherry, h. Brooklyn, 

Valentine, Sarah .M., wid. Richard, 1300 Third-ave., 

Valentine, Seth \V., janitor, h. E. 115th n. Third ave., 

Valentine, Stephen, flour, 169 Cherry, h. Brooklyn, 

Valentine, Thomas, "^yrup, 74 Varick [mistaken for Bath-ntinf). 

Valentine, Thomas W., liquors, 540 Third ave., h. 542, 

Valentine, Virginia, wid. Joseph, h. 121 \V. 33rd, 

Valentine, Washington, meats, 70 Wa-hinglon Market (dec'd). 

Valentine, Williain. c.ibinet-maker, h. 797 Second ave.. Germ 

Valentine, William, driver, h. 10 Lispenard (colored — b. L. I.) 

Valentine, William, express, S4 Barclay, h. 317 E. II7lh, 

Valentine, William, Sec. Ins. Co., 172 Broadway, h. Kosciusko, 

Valentine, William U., meat, 52 Washington Market, h. 216 i 

W. 53rd, 
Valentine, William H., mer., 66 South, h. Brooklyn, 
Valentine, J., treasurer, 4 Warren, h. Fordham, 
Valentine, William L., variety, 356 W. 40th, 
Valentine, William P., paper, h. 157 Worster, 
Valentine, B. C. & Co., roofers, 227 Greene, 
Valentine, R. B. & Son, Ins.. 120 Broadway, 
Valentine, S. & Sons, flour, 169 Cherry, 
Valentine & Butler Safe and \jocV Co.. 29S Broadway, 
Valentine & Co., varnishes. SS Chambers, 
Valentine & Gildersleeve, produce, 344 W. Washington Market, L I. 

Valentines in New York, not found in Directory : — 

Valentine, Daniel, tobacconist, no Water, N. V. 

Valentine, Henry, cabinet, W. 3Sth n. Eighth-ave., Germ. 

Valentine, Henry A., coach-makers' good-, 2S8 Bowery, N. Y. 

Valentine, John J., N. V. Post Office, h. 141 E. iioth, N. Y^ 

Valentine, .Mathias B.. coach-makers" goods. 2SS Bowery, N. Y. 

Valentine, Sidney, tobacconist, no Water, N.Y. 

List of Valentines found in the Brooklyn Directory, 
1S73, and the branches to which they belong: — 

Valentine, Andrew J , lawyer, h. 96 Kent, L. I. 
















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The Valentines in America. 

Valentine, Alfreil, mtlU, h. 24 rort Greene Place, 1— I. 
Valenline, Brcwiler, grocer, 15 Fulton, h. North River, N. \'., L. I. 

Valentine, Catherine, « id. Obadiah, h. 5S0 I.orimer, I.. I. 

Valentine, Catherine, wid., h, 64 Prince, I- 1. 

Valentine, Charles carpenter, 100 Ryerson, L. I. 

Valentine, Charle*, ferrjman, 155 Prospect, L. I. 

Valentine, Charles E., clerk, h. loS Ainblie, N. Y. 

Valentine, Char'es B., printer, h. 3S1 South 3rd, N. Y. 
Valentine, Charles S., coachmaker. Si India, h. \e*' Jersey, N. Y. 

Valentine, Daniel A„ com. mer., h. 92 N. Oxford, L. I. 

Valentine, David, contractor, h. 130 Kent, 1-. I. 

Valentine, Edward, engineer, h. 148 West, L I. 
Valentine, Edward, gen. dealer, h. 102 Concord, Eng. Jew's. 

Valentine, Edward H., clerk, h. 164 Lawrence, L. I. 

Valentine, Ezra, iron railing, h. 645 Baltic, L. I. 

Valentine, Edward H., grocer, 13 Atlantic-ave^ L. I. 

Valentine, Francis, lal>orer, li. 43 MacDougal, L. I. 

Valentine, Frederick, carpenter, h. 244 Hudson-avc, N. Y, 

Valentine, George S., supt.. ft. 24th, h. 126 Twenty-third, N. Y. 

Valentine, George \V., clerk, 159 Macon, L. I. 

Valentine, George W., sexton, h. 207 Twenty-second, N. Y. 

Valentine, Henr)-, cabinet, 2S Devoe, Germ. 

Valentine, Henry, cartman, 26 Bocrum, I- I. 

Valentine, Henrj-, rope-maker, h. 906 Flushing ave., N. Y. 

Valentine, Henry, h. 324 Pacific, I-. I. 

Valentine, Henry C, varnish factory, 364 Eweo, N. E. 

Valentine, Isaac, carpenter, h. 373 Bergen, L. I. 

Valentine, Jacob, builder, 64 Lawrence, L. I. 

Valentin;, Jacob D., flour, h. 67 Cliulon-ave, L. I. 
Valentiie, James \V., coal mcr., 37 Greenpoint-ave., h. 96 Kent, L. I. 

Valentine, Jane, wid. William, h. 70 South loth, N.V. 

Valentii:^, John, butcher, h. 165 Gates-ave., X. Y. 

Valentine, John, clerk, h. 297 Hudson-ave., N.Y. 

Valentine, John, police, h. 131 Dcbevoise, N.Y. 

Valentine, John, tailor, h. 190 Johnson-ave., Germ. 

Valentine, John W., tin-smith, h. 320 N'. 2nd, N. Y. 

Valentine, John, watchman, h. 139 Partition, L. I. 

Valentine, John, Jr., butcher, h. 374 Bond, N.Y. 

Valentine, John IL, com. mer.. h. 2 Second PI., L. I. 

V.ilentine, John H., jeweler, h. 172 Livingston, L. I. 

Valentine, John, J., h. 105 Fourth, L, L 

Valentines in Brooklyn Dircetory. 241 

Valentine, Joseph, clerk, h. 219 Sands, N. V. 

Valentine, La« ion, varnii-h factory, 3^)4 E«en, N. E. 

Valentine, Lena, Hid., h. 265 Floyd, I_ 1. 

Valentine, Margaret, wid. K X. 7th, n. 5th, N. V. 

Valentine, Oliver, h. 54 Willoughby-ave., L. I. 

Valentine, Peter, driver, h. 395 Mmle-ave. (not found). 

A'alcniine, Philip, h. 106S Fullon-ave. (not found). 

Valentine, Richard, clcrV, h. 96 Kent, 

Valentine, Robert B., insurance, 561 .\tlantic-ave., 

Valentine, Samuel, clerk, h. 375 Bergen, 

Valentine, Samuel T., flour, h. 154 Clinton, 

Valentine, Stephen, flour, h. 260 Henry, 

\'alentine, Thomas, tailor, S Herbert, 

Valentine, Thomas E., book-keeper, h. Ill .\delphi, 

Valentine, Thomas W., teacher, h. 213 Rodney, 

Valentine, Thomas Wilmot, lobacc nist, bds. 213 Rodney. 

Valentine, Vander^vater, brashes, 277 Pearl. N. Y. h. 520 La- 

Valentine, William, clerk, h. 47 Johnson, 
Valentine, William, ergineer, h. 170 West, 
Valentine. Bergen & Co., wholesale grocers, 15 Folton, 
Valentine & Co., vamishre, 364 Eiren, 

V.nlentines in Brookl3-n, not found in Directory : — 

Valentine, William C, lawyer, h. 1230 Fajton-ave., N.V. 

Valentine, John, Jr., h. 331 Adams, N. V. 

Valentine, John, meat, h. 331 Adams, N.Y. 

Valentine, Schuyler, grocer, h. 247 North 6th, N.V. 


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The Valcniincs in Ajuirtca. 


Number of New Vort branch 

of Valeniine^ 

Number of Long Island branch 

of Valcclir.c> 

!Caml>er of Ne-*' England 

branch cf Valcniincs 

Number of New Jersey branch 

of Valentines 

Number of GermiO branch of 

Valentines - 

Number of Irish branch <rf 


Number of Scotch branch d 


Number of Jeuish bnmch of 


Numl^^r of Colored branch of 

\ Jenlines 

Number of English branch ol 


Number of Italian brajich of 

Valentines. . ........ 

Numl^^r of error of name .... 

NumV-er not found 

Number found not in Dircc- 
tofj . 

New York Brooklyn Total 

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A Fixture Removed, 88. 
Ainsworth, H. D., l88, 2l6. 
Alexander, J., 1S7, 211. 
Another Valentine, 89. 
Anabaptists, 226. 
Another branch, 235. 
Ashland, Town of, 117, 125, 128. 
Auchmuttj. Mr., iii, 113. 


Baker, B. F, 166. 

Baker, E. D., 150. 

Baker, E. H., 166. 

Ball. G., 152, 168. 

Ballard, Mary, 122. 

Bancroft. L. F, 187, 21a 

Baptisms, St. George's Church, 
Hempstead, 20. 

Baagher, Dr. H. L, 95. 

Bartlett, W. A, 1S7, 211. 

Bartlett, J. M, 190. 

Bellows, .\sahel, 176, 179. 

Bellows, Dr. A. J., 179, 196. 

Be. lows, .\. F.. 196, 231. 

Bellows Rev. H. \V., D.D., 179. 

Bellows, Hon. C. W., 179. 197. 

Bceton, Thomas, iSo. 

Btmis, \V. H., 214, 223. 

BcnclifTe Hall, 103, 22g, 234. 

Bixby. S. C, 162. 

Births, Rec Westbury Meeting, 

Blake, O. S., 224. 

Bodcn. E., 198. 

Borrou ing a name, 230. 

Bownes, Samuel, Quaker Preach- 
er, la 

Bowen, George, 165. 
Bowditch, Miss S. E., 129. 
Bowman, Albert, 178. 
Bowman, Jos., 176, 178. 
Bowman. G. R., 198, 220. 
Bowne, J. T., 20. 
Bridt;ham, J. D., iSo. 198. 
Brigham, A., 176, 179, 206. 
Brigham, A. A., 198. 
Brigham, E. A., 173. 
Brigham, P. W., 176, iBo, 199. 
Brigham, \Vm, 179. 
Brigham, \V. A^ 181, I9S, 22a 
Brigham, W. V., 199. 
BurditI, Dr. G. W., 187, 2IO. 
Burials Epis. Ch.. Jamaic*, 19. 
Burials St. Geo. Ch., Hemp, 18. 
Baitis, J. E, 226. 

Chase, D., 214. 
Clafflin, C. W., 146, 163. 
Clark, C.R.. 185. 208. 
Clark. S, Es/j, 195. 221. 
Coe, Hon. W. S, 82. 
Cole, J. T.. 1S5, 207. 
Cole, O., ic^ 
Colored Valentines, 5. 
Cutter, Amos, 164. 
Cutter, B. G., 148. 
Cutter, Rev. G. W., 172- 
Cutter, N, 164, 172. 


Deaths, Rec of We^lbury Meet- 
ing. 18. 
Dench Houie, 136, 174. 
Digby, Ev. and KatK, 12 



Digby, Simon, 122. 
Dormin. C. K., iS8, 
Dupee, H., 197. 


East Che-ler Church-yard, 64 65, 

66, 67, 6S. 
Eaton, J. F., 193, 220. 
Eaton, \V.. 156. 
Ecclcs, Parish of, 229, 
Edgerton, J. (>., 1(^. 
Eliot, Rfv. John, 116. 
Enslin, K., 171. 
Escriloir, Old, Ij8, 
Estee, C. K.. 100. 
Extent of Valentines, 4. 

Fairbanks. J. H., 188, 214. 

Fairbanks J. W., 214. 

Fall River Valentines, 233, 

Earnsworth, B. S., 145. 

Fisher, Miriam, 79. 81. 

Fisher, S., 179, 195, 221. 

Fitch, A. H., 167. 

Fitch. C. H.. 154. 

Fitch, Dea. E , 135. 

Fitch, Ed. Payson, 167. 

Filch, J. A.. Esq., 150. 

Fitch, Jos. v., 119, 121. 

Fitch, ni. I,. M., 151. 

'^itch, J. H., 152. 

Fitch. X. H.. 153, 178, 194. 

Filch. \V. F, 149. 

Flood, \V. \, 193. 

Forbes. H., iSi, Kjg, 221. 

Forb.v. J. W. B., 199, 221. 

Fox. Mrs. fulia X'alcnline, 234. 

Fr.iil. Eli.h.a. 16S. 

Fraiikland, Sir H., 116, 123, 136. 

Oibb, J., 1S5. 

Cinn, J., 1S3. 

Clooch, Miss E., 107, Ilfi, 232. 

(jooch. Hester, 116. 

(looch Mouse, burning of, 123. 

Oooch, Jas., E-.!]., ii(), 123. 

Gooch, \Vm., 113. 

I'lray, Thos. A., 189. 
Gr-cenwood, G. H., 1S8, 215. 

Haines. Plurbe. 51* 
Hall, K. H., 197. 
Hall, J. H , iSo, 197. 
Hamilton, C, 190. 
Hancock, R. B.. 203. 
Hardy. C. S., 1S8, 215. 
Harrii>gton, .\., Esq., 147, 
Harrington. G., 164. 
Hemnicnway, F., 152 
Hitchcock, W. B., 171. 
Howard, H., 184. 206. 
Howe, Rev. N., 150. 
Howe, S. W., 189. 


Jacobs, J. R.. 1S7. 212. 
lones, Anthony, 125. 
Jones, John, Esq., 118, 125. 
Jones, Col. John, 125, 174. 
Jones, J. H.. 155, 171. 
Jones, Lawson, 178, 19O1 
Jones, \Vm., 170. 
lennison, Capl. W. D., 144. 
Jennison, Mrs, M.C., 144. 

Kendrick, Rev. Dr.'s Sermo 
Krum, C. H., 172. 


I.angley, Sir Robt., 104. 
l,av\ rtnce Cemetery, 19. 
I.iiirr from Rev. Thos. Valentine, 

Epsom, 114. 
I.eonar.l. J. W., 168. 
Lewis, W'm.. 196. 
Lewis, Ur. W. H., 197. 
Lincoln, J.. Jr.. 195, 222. 
Logce, S. F., 198. " 
l.ynde. Judge B., 113. 
Lynde liililo, 119, 121, 122. 
l.ynde, Enoch, 122. 
Lynde, .Mary, 115, 116, 119. 121, 

Lynde, Samuel. 115, 119, 122. 



Lynde-streel, 122. 
Lynde, Simon, 226. 
Lyncie Mansion, 226. 
Lillie, L. E.. 221. 


Maclay, Rev. Dr., 87. 
Marriages, St. Geo. Ch.. Hemp- 
stead, 14. 
Magoon, G. A.. 190. 
Marden, C. \V., 182,201. 
Marlow, G. F., 206. 
Maryland \'alenlines, gl. 
Mauiiey, Dr. \Vm., 137. 
Mason, L. W., 190. 
Mellen, A., 215. 
.\!ellen, A. M., 1S8, 216. 
Mellen, J., Esq., 175, 176. 
Mellen, Capt. J. N., 176, 188. 
Mellen, C. H., 188, 215. 
Mellen, J. D.. 188, 215. 
Meller., J. O., 214. 
Mellen, \V. F., 188. 
Merrill, A. H., lyg. 
McFarland, C, 189. 
.McGowan, Dr. J. J., 189, 217. 
McKittrick, H., 172. 
Morey, D. M., 155. 
Morton, Gen. J., 82. • 

Morion, Dr. J.. 170. 
Mott, Dr. v., 39. 


Nason, Rev. E., 116. 

Nantucket Valentines, 225. 

Nelson, E. T., 160. 

Newdigate, John and Annie, 122. 

Newell, A., 204. 

Newell, A. H., 1S2, 204. 

New Jersey Valentines, 51, 226. 

Nolen, Dr. S., 154,170. 

Nolen, S. A., 170. 

Odell, Wni., 58. 

Oldtown, 117, 

Old I.vnde Bible, 119, 121, 12S. 

Onder'donk, H. M., 13. 

Otis, H. G., 168. 

Parkey, J. M., 194. 
Partington, Mr., 104, 121, 2.'5. 
Partington, Mary, 107. 
Pierce, Gen. E. \V., 1 10, 234. 
Pierce, C. H.. 168. 
Pierce, Ed. \V., 163. 
Pomeroy, Hon. S. C, 165. 
Phipps, L., 165. 
Pond, B. C, 154, 169. 
Pond, G. F., 169. 
Powers, G. G., 185, 208. 
Pratt, Dr. J., 147. 
Price, Mrs. Mary K., 140, 141. 
Price, Rev. Roger, 139. 
Price, Major \Vm., 139. 


Richards, G. A., 192. 

Richards, S., 178, 19O. 

Richards, N. S., 192. 

Richardson, Dea. W. T., 178, 194. 

Riker, Hon. R., 82. 

Rogers, G. A., 163. 

Ross, D. A.. 185. 


Sandford, F. V., 206, 222. 
Sanilford, J. H., 185. 206. 
Sandford, J. H.. Jr., 206,222. 
Sawyer, J., 152, 168. 
Seaman, Dr. V., 38. 
Schroeder, E. S., 221, 224. 
Simpson, S., 125. 
Slaveholding Valentines, 225. 
Smith, W. W., 162. 
Snively, Dr. J. C, 166. 
Steams, C. .K., 204. 
Stearns, E. F., 204. 
Stearns, G. A., 204. 
Steams, J. H., 203. 
Stearns, J. W., 203. 
Steams, Rev. O. O., 182, 203. 
Stebbins, Rev. H., 195, 221, 224. 
Strickland, G., 166. 
Sullivan, Dr. J. S., 146. 
Sumner, Hon. C, 186. 
Stowe, Mrs. H. B., 117, 136. 




Tillon.A. H.. 157. 
Tilton, E. I,., 158. 
Tillon, G. E., 157. 
Tillon, Homer, 137, 138. 
Tillon, Homer 2d. 138. 
Tillon, L. v.. 15S. 
" Treasure Trove," lOl. 


YJenl'ne, Abb., 177. Igo. 
'• A, Jr., 219. 

A. A, 156. 
" Absalom, 12, 30. 

Ab. B., 228. 
AI. B., 48, 49. 
" Alanson, 17S, 192. 

A. P.. 128,139. 141,158 
Rev. A. \V.. 34. 
" A. \V., 194, 220. 

A. T. 190, 218. 
Valentines, on Assessors' books, 13. 
Valentine, Basil, 3. 
Valentine, Benj. (N. V-). 57, 58. 59, 

76, 77- 
Valentine. Benj.. M. P., 235. 
Benj. (I.. I.), 12. 
BE, 31. 

Caleb (I.. 1.), II, 12. 
Chas.. 127. 142. 
" Chas. H., 14Q. 

Chas. T.. 161. 
Chas. E. (Me.). 185. 
Chas. E. (Mass.). 187. 

209. 210. 
Hon. r>. T.. 4. 81 to 90. 
Daniel (L. I.), 12. 
D.iniel (Wa^h. Co.). 47. 
Daniel (III), 50. gS. 
•' Daniel (, 85. 

David, 235. 
David M , 232. 
Dexter, 177. 1S9. 219. 
Mrs. E.. 12fj. 127. 
•* Ephraim. 9. 

Ed. H.. 149. 
Ed. Harij. 156. 
Ed. I. . 159. 
Elijah. 185. 
Elijah E., i;6, 1S2, 203 

Valentine, Elliot, 176, 1S5. 
Elmer, 176, 186. 
" Elmer 2nd, 178. I93. 

" Elbert J.. 13. 

E. K., 185. 

** and Eyre, 22. 

F., 3. 
" Francis, 115. 

F. E.. 165 

Geo. (Md), 92, 93. 

Geo. (L. I). 12. 

Geo. A., 163. 

Geo. B., 59. 60. 61.226. 
" Geo. G., 181. ir,9. 

'• Geo. \V. (liaron). 3. 

" Gerr)-, 17S. 193. 

Gdl. 110, 176. iSl. 

Henrv's •■Dcvoti<:n^,"^. 

(1.. I.'). 12. 

H. C, 165. 
Col. H. E., 182. 20I. 
Hon. H . 227. 
Rev. H. I.. 228. 
" H. and M. (twins). 94. 

\'a!enlinc's Hist. N. Y.. 84. 
Valentine's Hill. 58. 70. 71. 72, 73, 

74. 76. 226. 
Valentine. Horace, 50. 
\'. dentines, Irish, 6. 
Valentine. Isaac (I-. I ). 12. 21, 22. 
I. B.. 178. 194. 
Jacob (I.. I). II. 12. 
Jacob (.Md.), 93. 
Jacamiah, 1 1, 12, 
James (1.. I). 12. 
" James (Pris). 225. 

lames J. (Ma^-.). 163. 
Hon. Jas. J. M. 13, 35. . 
" Jamts M.. 1S5. 207. 

" Jeremiah, 12, 27. 28. 44. 

" John (Boston), 0, 106, 

no. III, Ii2, 113, 
I20. 121. 

lohn (Hop.) 123. 

John (Me.). i;6, iSo. 
" John's '* Haimony." 3. 

" John (Wavne Co., N. 

v.), 226.' 

John, Jr., 180, 198. 

John E.. 1S6. 2c^. 
" John G., 201. 

John J. (I,. 1.), 27. 30. 



Valentine, John J. (Mass.), 130, 
" John L., 134. 148. 

" Dr. Jno. W., 1S2, 202. 

** J S.'s " Engineer," 3. 

" Jonah, 9. 

Jonas, II. 

Joseph {L. I.), 12,47. 
Col. Joseph, 130, 133. 
("apt. Joseph, 175, 177 
Joel, 48. 

Jones, 178, 184, 204. 
L. A., 3. 
Valentines of Long Island, S. 

" and Lines, 22. 

Valentine, Lawson, 127, 138, 139, 
" I-awson 2nd, 160. 

" Hon. Leander, 177, 190. 

" I^wis, 12. 

" Leonard, 189, 219. 

*■ Leonard D., 190, 219, 

" L-o«eIl, l8o, 197. 

" I^well \V.. 190. 

Mark (See GUamngs\ 
Mathias, 58, 59, 76. 
" Manuals, 83, 229. 

Mayor, -28. 
Michael B. 
•■ Missionary, 5. 

Rev. Milton, D.D., 4, 

91. 97. 
" Rev. Milton, D.D.'s 

Works. 96, 97. 
Valentines, Mar)-1and, 91. 
Valentines, Nantucket, 225. 
Valentine, N., painter, 3. 
*' Nelson, 180, 197. 

N. F., 187. 
Valentines, Origin of, 5. 
Valentine, Obadiah (N. J.), 52. 

Obadiah (L. L), 9, 10, 

II, 12, 28, 2g, 52. 
Oliver, 12. 
Otis, 177, 189, 
Valentines, Penyan, 227. 
Valentines, and Posts, 22. 
Valentine, President, 91, 96, 97. 
" Dr. Peter. 227. 

" Capt. Philip, II, u. 

Valentines sent through P. O., 229. 

[Valentine, R., of Eccles, 9, 12, 
104, 105, 121. 
R., of L. L, 6, 8, 10, 

K., Jr.. 9. 10, 12. 
" Richard N. J., 51. 

Robert, II, 27. 
R. B., 37. 
Mrs. R., 3. 
Wid. R..9. 
Valentines and Rushraores, 22. 
Valentine, St., i. 

Valentine, Samuel, of Freetown, 
104, 106, 121, 122, 
" Samuel, of Hop., 118, 

124, 125, 126. 
" Samuel, Jr., 129, 131. 

" Samuel F., 145. 

" Col. Samuel L, 176, 

" Samuel Wells, 48. 

" SamT Winter, 18^ 207. 

" Samuel (L. L), 41. 

Mr. S. (Beatrice). 3. 
" Spelling of, 2, 48. 

Thos. (L. I.), 27. 
" Thos. (Judge), 29, 31, 

40. 45- 
Thos. (of V.'s HiU).64, 

71, 72. 76- 
" Rev. Thos. (Epsom), 

106, 113, 115. 
Rev. Thos. (Frankfort), 
106, 113, 114, 121. 
" Rev. Thos. (I^ndon), 

3, 106, 235. 
Thos. (Hopkinton), 113, 
116, 117, 119, 123, 
TTios. (Ashland), 136. 
" Thos. (Surveyor), 227. 

Thos. B., 156. 
" TTios. W., 89, 182, 200, 

201, 230. 
" Tunbridge & Co., 229. 

" Town of, 2. 

" William (L. L), 9, 12. 

William (Fall River), 
•' Dr. William, 22, 35. 



Valentine, William (Md.), 02. 

William (Mass), Il5 

124. ■74- 
William (Me.), IT5 

176, 177. 
William (lli)pkinlon), 

■;5. 195- 

William (Chicopce), 
1S7, 211. 

William H., 206. 

William C, 81. 

William II.. 193, 220. 

William J., 179, l54. 
204, 205. 

William M., 13, ■»6, 37. 

William P., I17, 129. 
139. 141. '58. 

Waller, 1S7. 212. 

as a Christian namc.229. 
Valentines, Westchester Dirccton; 

Valentines, Westchester Church- 
yard, 68. 
Valentine, Z., 13. 


Waite, S. J.. 199, 220. 

Wallace, I,., 168. 
Walker, M. B., I9I. 
Walker, E. V., I9I. 
Weston, I'rofessor S. M., 159. 
Weston, Mrs. F. E., 117, 121, 159. 
Weston, .\aron, 1S9, 216. 
Weston, Julnl, I 76. iSS. 
Weston, Jubal, Jr., 1S9, 217. 
Weston, John >!., 189. 
Weston, Joshua, 189. 
Weston, H. C, 1S9, 218. 
I Westchester Co. Valentines 57. 1^- 
Whiting, Judge J. R., Si. 
Will of Thos. Valentine, Ben- 

clifTe, 104. 
Will of Rev. Thos. Valentine, 

Frankfort, 106. 
Wildman, Dr. P. H., 157. 
Wilder, H. B., 165. 
Williams, G. H., 214, 223. 
Wood, Dr. A., 196, 222. 
Wood, 1,., 188, zrj. 
Wood, C. J., 196, 222. 
Wood, Dea. S. , 179, 196. 
Wood, S., Jr., 196. 
Wood, E. 1.., 214, 223. 
Woodford, J. .M., 214. 
Wright, H. A., 166.