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In presenting a third edition^ of this descriptive cata- 
logue the author will only say that the promise of the 
title is not any empty one. Every title noticed in former 
editions has been examined anew, and a large number of 
the criticisms have been revised and amended. In the pre- 
sent edition, the additions of a date previous to 1868, 
number over sixty titles, and the reviews of books pub- 
lished since 1867, number almost two hundred. 

In the last edition collections of genealogies, town his- 
tories and similar works, were kept in a distinct section. 
This plan has now been abandoned and all the titles and no- 
'tices are arranged chronologically. Owing to the appear- 
ance of the Alphabetical Index to American Genealogies 
and Pedigrees by Daniel S. Durrie (Munsell, Albany, 
1868), no attempt has been made in this volume to notice 
town histories. A very few such works, those alone in 
which genealogy is a very conspicuous feature, have been 

The little section of Tabular Pedigrees has also been 
discontinued, few additions having been found, and much 
uncertainty always arising as to their being separate pub- 

* The first edition was in 1862, under the title of a Handbook of Ameri- 
can Genealogy ; the second in 1868, under the present title. 

vi Preface. 

Very few events of interest to the genealogist have oc- 
curred since 1868. The N. E. Historical and Genealogical 
Register is still published quarterly, the present volume 
beine the 29th. An Index of the names contained in its first 
thirty volumes is among the promises for A.D. 1877. The 
New York Genealogical and Biog. Eecord is now in its sixth 
annual volume, and is doing an admirable work. The 
American Historical Record, edited by Benson J. Lossing, 
reached three volumes, but after 1874, was amalgamated 
with another magazine. The Historical Magazine, under 
the charge of Henry B. Dawson, is issued still, but owing 
to the editor's illness, hardly with the regularity desired. 

In England we have to regret the death of John Gough 
Nichols, Esq., eminent as a genealogist, and especially 
noteworth}^ as an investigator always ready and able to 
assist fellow students in this country. His magazine, the 
Herald and Genealogist, completed its eighth volume in 
1874, but was then discontinued. 

The only other matter of special interest, perhaps, is the 
introduction of the heliotype process of permanent photo- 
graphing, now offered to the public by James R. Osgood 
& Co., of Boston. The portrait of the author prefixed to 
this volume, is given as a specimen of what can be done 
at a small expense. The photograph having been taken, 
these prints were made by this mode, printed absolutely, 
like a lithograph, with ink on a press, and they are thus 
permanent and unfading. The cost is about $25.00 @ 
$30.00 for 500 impressions. IsTo retouching or rephoto- 
graphing was allowed, it being intended to show what 
could be done at the minimum cost. Had a finely finished 
photograph been used instead, the cost would have been 
the same so far as this process is concerned, but perhaps 

Preface. vii 

.00 would have been required for that part. Practi- 
cally, however, the genealogist who wishes to enrich his 
book with accurate likenesses, can now do so at an average 
cost of each as above stated. The positive permanence 
secured is a great advance over all photographing processes, 
while the fidelity secured renders this infinitely better 
than any ordinary lithograph. 

In eflfect the heliotype excels everything but a fine steel 
engraving, and it is furnished at one-eighth of the cost. 
Knowing the importance of a cheap form of giving por- 
traits in genealogies, the author has allowed the demon- 
stration to be made on his own person, and hopes to be 
spared any accusation of vanity. 

W. H. W. 

Boston, June, 1875. 


It was the original iutention of the compiler to give 
simply a catalogue of the books treating on family history, 
without attempting a description of them, or an estimate 
of their value. He has been led to deviate from his plan 
because many of these works are now very rare, and some 
of his readers might be put to considerable trouble to ob- 
tain a book on the list, which, when found, might contain 
but little of real value. This reason induced him to 
attempt a description of the contents, and it would be im- 
possible for any one to spend months in cataloguing these 
works, without making an estimate of their comparative 
value. Every one is liable to be prejudiced in such an 
estimate by his acquaintance with different authors, or his 
interest in certain families ; but the compiler trusts he has 
censured none but glaring errors, and if he be open to 
the charge of too uniform praise of these histories, small 
as well as large, he begs the reader to remejuber that 
many of them were published at the expense of their au- 
thors ; and, that the writer who devotes his time to the 
collection of facts before neglected, has performed a task 
meritorious in degree however limited in extent. 

W. H. W. 

Port Louis, Mauritius, 
June^ 1861. 



A Genealogy of the family of Mr. Samuel Stebbins, 
and Mrs Hannah Stebbins, his wife, from the year 
1707 to the year 1771, with their names, time of 
their births, marriages, and deaths of those that are 
deceased. Hartford : Printed by Ebenezer Watson, 
for the use of the descendants now living. 1771. 
Pages 24. 

This I believe to be tbe earliest genealogy, in a distinct form, pub- 
lished in the United States. I take the title from the Historical 
Magazine, vol. Ill, p. 315, never having seen the work. It is re- 
ferred to in an article by Dr. Daniel Stebbins, in the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. v, p. 353, as the pro- 
duction of Luke Stebbins. 


A Genealogical Table of the Family of Chaunct's, 
taken partly from Sir Henry Chauncy's History of 
Hertfordshire, pages 55 to 61, and partly from a 
Genealogical Roll I have in my possession, and 
other information. — N. C, Jan. 1787. 

Above is the heading of a large sheet containing a series of tabu- 
lar pedigrees relative to the Chauncy family. The main pedigree 
begins with Charles de Chauncy, who " came into England in the 
year 1066, with William the Conqueror, as both Stow and Holling- 
shed affirm, from the Eoll of Battle Abbey ;" and carries down the 
line through Rev. Charles Chauncy, president of Harvard College, 
and his sons Isaac and Ichabod (excepting the descendants of Charles, 

10 American Genealogist. [1806-13. 

son of Isaac, wlio are given in another table), to the date of publi- 
cation. This pedigree also gives a descent from the Roos family of 
Hamlake through the Giffords. 

The descendants of Nathaniel and Israel, sons of President 
Chauncy, are given in separate tables appended as notes, with these 
headings : The Descendants of the Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Chauncy, 
of Hatfield, N.'E., fourth son of the Rev. Mr. Charles Chauncy : 
The descendants from Israel the sixth and youngest son of Charles 
Chauncy, A fourth table gives the Descendants of Charles Chauncy, 
the third son of Isaac, and grandson of Charles, and great-grandson 
of George Chauncy, Esq., of New-Place, Herts; born in New Eng- 
land or other parts in North America. 

The compiler of this pedigree was Nathaniel Chauncy, born Feb. 
23, 1716-17, son of Charles and Martha (Brown) Chauncy, and 
great-grandson of the president 


Bill of Mortality. Being a Register of the Deaths 
which have occurred in the Presbyterian and Bap- 
tist Congregations of Morris-town, New Jersey, for 
thirty-eight years past, containing (with few excep- 
tions), the cause of every decease. This Register, 
for the first twenty-two years was kept by the Rev. 
Doctor Johnes, since which time, by William Cherry, 
the present Sexton of the Presbyterian Church at 

Morris-town Morris-town: Printed by Jacob 

Mann. 1806. 

The title explains the purpose of this book, and it is to be re- 
gretted that so few church records have since been published. 


A Family Register of the Descendants of Edward 
Farmer, in the Line of the Youngest Branch of 
his Family. Concord : Printed by George Hough 
for John Farmer. 1813. Pages 12. 

This is a little ragged pamphlet, with no system of reference and 
no pretence to method ; and if the preceding works be equally rude, 

1816.] American Genealogist. 11 

they form as humble a beginning as the students of any science 
could desire to prove the progress since made. On the reverse of 
the title is a brief note, stating that the author seeks to trace but 
one branch of the family ; which he proceeds to do, taking for his 
starting point Edward, the emigrant, naming his children, seven in 
number. He then gives the family of Oliver, son of Edward, and 
the family of nine of the children in separate paragraphs — one 
being out of its proper place — and lastly the children (Oliver, 
John, and Hannah) of Oliver, Jr. The chief interest in the book 
is the fact of its being the first essay of John Farmer, to whom be- 
longs the credit of reviving the public taste for genealogy, in New 


Family Record ; containing the Settlement, and Gene- 
alogy to the present time, of the Sharples Family 
in North America. With an Appendix containing 
Memorials of the Dying Sayings, &c., of several 
Deceased Members of the Family ; not before pub- 
lished. By Joseph Sharpless. Philadelphia : Pub- 
lished and Sold by the Author, No. 30, Arch street : 
sold also by Kimber & Sharpless, No. 93, Market 
street. 1816. 12mo, pp. 123. 

This essay is a great improvement on the preceding, being well 
printed, and of a very respectable size, though not arranged on any 
scientific plan. Pages 3-6 contain a preface, in which the author 
apologizes for writing at all, and for the defects caused by a reliance 
upon tradition; pp. 7-12 are devoted to a copy of a deed from 
William Penn to John Sharpies of Ratherton, county of Chester, 
dated in 1682, whereby the former sells one thousand acres of land 
in his colony of Pennsylvania, for a quit rent of one shilling per one 
hundred acres. John removed hither in the same year, with seven 
children, of whom three sons left issue; pp. 16-36 contains the 
part I, or descendants of John Sharpies ; pp. 37-44, part II, descend- 
ants of James; pp. 45-88, of Joseph. Then follows index, 4 pages, 
and then, pp. 89-90, a new title, viz. 

Appendix, containing memorials of several deceased members of 
the family. (Texts from John vi, 12 ; Matthew xxvi, 13.) Phil- 
adelphia: published by Joseph Sharpless. 1816. This portion con- 

12 American Genealogist. [1819-24. 

tains 42 pages, mostly statements by members of tbe family of the 
Christian character of several of their relatives, all apparently being 
Quakers, or Friends. The record is quite extensive, embracing the 
female branches ; but there is a want of particularity in the dates, 
the year only being given, in most cases. However, it is much to 
be regretted that the example so well given was not imitated by 
other writers, in that state, and a generous rivalry established, whose 
fruits would have enriched our libraries, by preserving so many in- 
teresting facts relative to the early history of the colonies. 

Genealogy of the Martin and Wheeler Families, 
Hugh H. Brown, Printer, Providence, R. I., 1816. 

This book was prepared by Wheeler Martin ; and from such 
extracts from it as I have seen, I judge that the work was care- 
fully performed. I have been unable to examine a copy of the 
entire pamphlet. 


Genealogy of the Redfields. Printed by Lewis H. 
Redfield, Onondaga, N. Y., June, 1819. 

This is a slip of paper containing one branch only of the Redfields, 
and of course it is very scarce. It commences with Theophilus R., 
and traces the family of his son G-eorge, and his grandson Peleg. 
We shall see, however, that this seed has produced since an abund- 
ant yield. 


Genealogy of the families who have settled in the 
North Parish in Bridgewater, Mass., to which is 
added a Historical Sketch of North Bridgewater. 
By Moses Carey. Boston : Printed by Bannister & 
Marvin. 1824. 8vo, pp. 48. 

This pamphlet contains a very valuable collection of materials ; 
but it is somewhat confused in its arrangement. Judge Mitchell 

1824.] American Genealogist. 13 

has incorporated most of tlie facts into his History of Bridgewater. 
The principal families here given are those of Alden, Ames, Battles, 
Brett, Bryant, Beals, Gary, Cole, Crafts, Curtis, Dike, Downie, 
Edson, Field, Ford, French, Grurney, Hayward, Howard, Keith, 
Kingman, Manly, Packard, Perkins, Porter, Pratt, Reynolds, Syl- 
vester, Snell, Snow, Southworth, Warren, Wales, Willis. 

The East-Haven Register : in three Parts. Part I. 
Containing a History of the Town of East-Haven, 
from its first settlement in 1644, to the year 1800. 
Also an account of its boundaries, iron-works and 
mills, division of land, controversies with New- 
Haven and Branford, town charters, ecclesiastical 
affairs, schools, population and taxes, losses by war, 
natural history and curiosities, roads and public 
lands. Part II. Containing an Account of the 
names, marriages, and births of the families which 
have first settled, or which have resided in East- 
Haven, from its settlement in 1644, to the year 
1800. Part III. Containing an Account of the 
deaths in the families named in the second part, 
from the year 1647 to the end of the year, 1823. 
Compiled by Stephen Dodd, Pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church in East-Haven. New Haven: 
Published for the Author. T. G. Woodward & Co., 
Print. 1824. 12mo, pp. 200. 

The object and extent of this volume are so well indicated by the 
title, that there remains only to be added the names of the families 
herein recorded. The names of most frequent occurrence are 
Andrews, Austen, Barnes, Bradley, Chedsey, Davenport, Dennison, 
Forbes, Groodsell, Grrannis, Hemminway, Hitchcock, Holt, Hotch- 
kiss, Ludington, Mallory, Morris, Moulthrop, Pardee, Potter, Ro- 
binson, Rowe, Russel, Shephard, Smith, Thompson, Tuttle, and 
Woodward. The dates are given in full in many instances, and the 
book forms a valuable addition to the genealogies of Connecticut 
families. My copy has bound with it the G-enealogy of the Dodd 
family, and a portrait of the author dated June, 1851, aged 74; 
but I know not how many were thus issued. 

14 American Genealogist. [1828. 


A Genealogical Memoir of tlie famil}- by the name of 
Faemer, who settled at Billerica, Mass. Hingham : 
Farmer k Brown, Printers. 1828. 12mo, pp. 20. 

On the reverse of the title is the dedication to Jedediah Farmer 
brother of the author, dated Concord. N. H., 28 Jan., 1828. The 
record, 14 pages, is substantially the same as in the first edition 
excepting that the marriages in each generation are given, but no 
new branches are traced out. The obituary on Edward, son of 
Oliver, is omitted in this edition; pp. 15 and 16 are blank; with 
p. 17 the appendix commences, consisting of letters from persons 
of the name in England, &c. In the first number (Jan. 1847) of 
the H. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. this memoir is reprinted; but great 
changes have been made in the arrangement. As published by 
Farmer, the disconnected notices of persons bearing the name, were 
given as foot notes, and the text free from these incumbrances, 
mentions only Edward and John Farmer, before giving John of 
Ansley, county of Warwick, whose son Edward came to New Eng- 
land. That number of the Register, besides this reprint, gave a 
very valuable memoir of Farmer, who was the first genealogist of im- 
portance in Xew England. 

The Genealogy of the Spr agues in Hingham, ar- 
ranged in chronological order, to the Fourth Gene- 
ration, counting from William Sprague, one of the 
First Planters in Massachusetts, who arrived at 
Naumkeag from England, in the year 1628. To 
which is prefixed a short account of the first settle- 
ment of this country before the arrival of the Old 
Charter in 1630. Hingham : Published by Hosea 
Sprague. 1828. 

This is a very curious little volume, consisting, as I presume, of 
48 pages, small octavo, as originally issued. Pages 2-8 comprise notes; 
pp. 9-12, of genealogy, giving names but no dates; pp. 13-30, 
notes ; pp. 31—47, memoranda concerning members of the family 
referred to in the previous list; p. 48, errata, dated Hingham on 
the Plain, November 1, 1828. I suppose that soon after this, seve- 
ral pages of additional notes were printed, and perhaps bound up 

1829.] American Genealogist. 15 

in some copies remaining in tbe author's possession. My copy has 
inserted in it, at the beginning, six pages, being •• Additions to 
the First Edition. Ralph Sprague. in Charlestown in 1628, and his 
four sons, John. Richard, Phinehas, and Samuel, and his daughter 
Mary. Printed for the Spragues, and those friendly to them. " 
Page 2 is a letter from Xahum Mitchell; p. 3, notes; pp. 4— 6, will, 
&c. A little farther on are inserted two pages of not€s, and there 
is an appendix, paged 49-60, of notes, including an alphabetical 
list of names mentioned. This last is dated Hingham. May 1, 1829. 
But few copies of this book were printed, and it is now very rarely 


A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New- 
England: containing an Alphabetical List of the 
Governours, Deputy-Governours, Assistants or Coun- 
sellors, Ministers of the Gospel in the several Colo- 
nies from 1620 to 1692; Representatives of the 
General Court of Massachusetts from 1634 to 1692 ; 
Graduates of Harvard College to 1662 ; Members of 
the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company to 
1662 ; Freemen admitted to the Massachusetts 
Colony from 1630 to 1692; with many other of 
the early inhabitants of New England \and Long 
Island, N. Y., from 1620 to the"3-ear 1675: to 
which are added various Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Notes, collected from ancient records, 
manuscripts, and printed works. By John Farmer, 
Corresponding Secretary of the New Hampshire 
Historical Society. Lancaster, Mass., published by 
Carter, Andrews & Co.: sold by Hillard, Gray & Co. 
and Carter and Hendee, Boston. 1829. 8vo, pp. 351. 

The work has of course been superseded by Savage's new edition, 
but it is entitled to respect as the corner-stone of Xew England 
genealogy. Elsewhere will be found mention of John Farmer, to 
whose exertions is due the present flourishing state of the science : 
and this book, for so many years the chief authority on family his- 
tory, is a witness to his industry and capability. 

16 American Genealogist. [1832-4. 


Memoir of John Whitman and his Descendants. By 
Ezekiel Whitman. Portland : Printed by Charles 
Day & Co. 1832. Pages 44. 

This work is a great improvement on its predecessors, being well 
printed, and having a regular plan. A small figure over the name 
of each head of a family shows the generation, and these families 
are arranged according to seniority, that is, all the children of the 
oldest child of the founder, are placed first in the third generation, 
then those of the second child, etc. A recapitulation of names 
alone is also to be found at the end. 


A Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Goddard. 
By William Austin Goddard. Worcester : M. Spooner, 
Printer. 1833. 12mo, pp. 99. 

This work gives the descendants of Edward Goddard, a wealthy 
farmer of Norfolk, Eng., through his son William, who came to 
this country with a wife and three sons, in 1665, and settled at 
Watertown, Mass. The first fifty-six pages are devoted to genea- 
logy, and the remainder to an appendix of documents, epitaphs, etc. 
Much labor appears to have been bestowed upon this book at a time 
when such works were less appreciated than they now are. Quite a 
full genealogy of the Goddard family has since been printed in 
Bond's Watei^town. 


Goodhue. [Biography of the first settlement of the 
Family of the Name of Goodhue, at Ipswich, in 
1636, and Genealogy to 1833 ; together with an 
Address by Deacon Samuel Goodhue, to his De- 
scendants.] Pages 16. 

This little pamphlet was published, I presume, without a title 
page. It was arranged by Stephen Goodhue of Newton, Mass., and 
printed at Boston about 1833. It is very brief, but apparently com- 

1835.] American Gtenealogist. 17 

piled from authentic sources. The address was written by a grand- 
son of the original settler (William Gr. of Ipswich) : and it was 
perhaps inspired by the example of his father's first wife, Sarah 
(Whipple) Groodhue, who left a monitory writing to her children 
which was published in 1681, and has since been reprinted three 
times; in 1770, 1805, 1850. 

Memoir of Mrs. Sarah Tappan : taken in part from 
the Home Missionary Magazine of November 1828, 
and printed for distribution among her Descend- 
ants. New York ; West and Trow, Printers. 
M.D.cccxxxvi. Pages 150. 12mo. 

Pages 119-132 contain a Genealogy of the Homes, Tappan, etc., 


Family Memorial. Part I — Genealogy of Fourteen 
Families of the Early Settlers of New England, of 
the names of Alden, Adams, Arnold, Bass, Bill- 
ings, Capen, Copeland, French, Hobart, Jackson, 
Paine, Thayer, Wales, and White, from their first 
settlement in this country, to about the middle of 
the last century. With occasional notes and refer- 
ences, biographical sketches, memoirs of some dis- 
tinguished individuals, epitaphs, &c., collected from 
ancient records, manuscripts, and printed works. 
All these families are more or less connected by mar- 
riage, and most of them of late generations, the de- 
scendants of John Alden. Part II — Genealogy of 
Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, with their fourteen 
children, from the time of their marriage to 1835, 
with notes of reference, &c., as in part first. By 
Elisha Thayer, Dedham, Mass.- Hingham : J. 
Farmer, Printer. 1835. 8vo, pp. 180 and 100. 

Pages i-viii, preface; pp. 1-176, contain the first part; then fol- 
low four pages of forms for a record ; then title page of part second, 
as printed on the general title page, and the record, containing 
ninety-six pages, with two sheets of forms. The title is so full 

18 American Genealogist. [1836-7. 

ttat little need be said of the contents, but tbe arrangement is to me 
utterly incomprehensible. The author shows much industry, and 
any one really desirous to know about these families, can, by due 
research, discover many valuable facts in these pages. 

Webster Genealogy. Pages 8. 

This little pamphlet, written in 1836, by the celebrated lexico- 
grapher, Noah Webster, and probably published in the same year, 
contains considerable information concerning the progeny of John 
Webster of Connecticut, governor in 1656. &c. His oldest son 
Robert was of Hartford, and his grandson Daniel was grandfather 
of Noah, the author, who remembered Daniel's funeral. As Daniel 
was five years old when his grandfather died, there was thus but 
one link between Robert, who represented Hartford in 1656 and 
Noah, who was alive and vigorous in 1836. Goodwin's Hartford 
Settlers contains a notice of the Websters. In the Register, vii, 102, 
and IX, 159-160, will be found the pedigree of a distinct family of 
Websters, to which Daniel Webster belonged, descended from 
Thomas Webster of Hampton, N. H., who was born at Ormsby, 
county of Norfolk, England. 


Genealogical History of the Families of Robinsons, 
Saffords, Harwoods, and Clarks. By Sarah Eobin- 
son. Bennington, Vt : 1837. Small 8vo, pp. 96. 

It is so seldom that we have been called on to acknowledge the 
assistance of the ladies in preserving family records by the means 
of the press, however many " old women's tales " may have crept 
into books, that we should be inclined to be very lenient. But in 
reality, Mrs. Robinson's history needs no apology, for it is evidently 
the result of much patient investigation. As it is of so early a 
date, we do not expect to see any attempt at a system of classifica- 
tion of families, but we do find a very strict attention to the ne- 
cessity of dating every fact. The female branches are traced in sev- 
eral cases ; and we regret that so creditable an example has found 
so few imitators in Vermont. 

1839.] American Genealogist. 19 

Kecord of the Families in New England, of the name 
of Hodges ; collected and published by Rufus 
Hodges of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati : 1837. 
Small 8vo, pp. 22. 

A record, almost entirely without dates, of the descendants of 
William Hodges of Taunton in 1638. A curious incident is given 
in a letter from Mr. Noah Woodward, who in 1833 remembered to 
have seen two sons of the first settler, thus spanning almost the 
entire time of our annals. A later edition, will be noticed 
hereafter in its place. 


A Family Record of Daniel Dod, who settled with 
the Colony of Branford, 1644, where he died in 
1665 : and also of his Descendants in New Jersey. 
Compiled by Stephen Dodd, Pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church in East Haven. Printed for the 
Author. 1839. 12mo, pp. 24. 

The author is to be praised for the zeal and perseverance he dis- 
played in this little book, in which more attention has been given 
to dates than in any which have since appeared. Copies of this gene- 
alogy occur bound up with the East Haven Records^ by the same 

Genealogy of the Redfield Family in the United 
States. Stereotyped by J. S. Redfield. 1839. 
Pages 11. 

Inasmuch as a new and greatly enlarged account of this family is 
now in print, it will not be necessary to describe this very fully. 
The author was William C. Redfield, who attained a great reputa- 
tion by his publications on the laws of storms. When it was issued 
the author knew of no similar work extant here, but the plan he 
adopted was simple and clear, and he collected many valuable facts 
for his pages. The family was long settled in Connecticut, and 
occupied a good position there. 

20 American Genealogist. [1839-40. 


Historical Sketches of Roswell Franklin and Family. 
Drawn up at the request of Steven Franklin. By 
Robert Hubbard, Dansville, N. Y. Printed by 
A. Stevens. 1839. 32 mo, pp. 103. 

This is a biography of Roswell Franklin who was born at Woodbury, 
Litchfield Co., Conn. He was at the seige of Havana in 1762 and 
in 1770 moved to Wyoming. It is simply a record of frontier life, 
and is here mentioned on account of its title and early date. 


A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Robert 
Day, of Hartford, Conn., who died in the year 
1648. New Haven : Printed by William Storer 
Jun. 1840. 8vo, pp. 44. 

This memoir was compiled by George E. Day of New Haven, who 
has since issued another edition with many additions. I have only 
to add that this edition is very creditable to the author, being well 
arranged and exact in the matter of dates. 

Register of the Alysworth Family, by Sylvester Alys- 
worth, Utica : Bennet, Backus and Hawley. 1840. 
Pages 12. 

I derive my knowledge of this book from a review in the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 1. It is stated 
that the register contains " one line of the family, without dates 
for four generations, except in the family of William Aylsworth of 
the fourth generation, whose descendants seem to be fully named." 
Arthur Aylsworth, the emigrant, settled in North Kingston, R. I. 
and died in 1725. The author, on insufficient grounds, tries to con- 
nect the Ellsworths with his family. 

1840.] American Genealogist. 21 

History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in 
Plymouth county, Massachusetts, including an ex- 
tensive Family Register. By Nahum Mitchell. 
Boston : Printed for the author, by Kidder & 
Wright. 1840. 8vo, pp. 402. 

In this most valuable register of families, which occupies nearly 
300 pages, we have only to regret that the author did not give the 
day of the month in the cases where he gives the year in which 
any event occurred. The record of the various families is very 
full, and is enriched with notes on their origin, and the removal of 
the different branches who have settled in other towns. The names 
most fully investigated are Alden, Allen, Ames, Angier, Bayley, 
Barrell, Bartlett, Bass, Bassett, Beal, Benson, Bisbee, Bolton, Bow- 
ditch, Bosworth, Brett, Bradford, Brown, Bryant, Burr, Byram, 
Carver, Gary, Chamberlin, Church, Churchill, Cole, Conant, Cope- 
land, Curtis, Cushing, Dawes, Dunbar, Edson, Field, Forbes, Ford, 
French, Gannett, Grurney, Harden, Harris, Harvey, Hayward, Hill, 
Hobart, Holmes, Hooper, Howard, Howland, Hudson, Jackson, 
Johnson, Joslyn, Keith, Kingman, Kinsley, Latham, Lathrop, 
Lazell, Leach, Leonard, Loring, Mitchell, Orcutt, Orr, Packard, 
Parris, Perkins, Petingill, Phillips, Porter, Pratt, Prince, Reed, 
Reynolds, Richards, Ripley, Robinson, Sampson, Shaw, Smith, 
Snell, Snow, Southworth, Sprague, Standish, Stetson, Sturtevant, 
Thayer, Thompson, Turner, Wade, Warren, Washburn, Whitman, 
Williams, Willis, Winslow, Wood, and Young. 

It is impossible to value too highly this work of Judge Mitchell, 
for Bridgewater was one of the colonizing towns ; and many fami- 
lies will here find their early records, who are now located in Maine 
or in the western part of the state. In repeated instances these 
emigrations are noted in the text, and thus the clue is preserved. 

Genealogy of the Miles Family. 

This is a little square pamphlet of 12 pages, prepared by the 
Rev. Henry A. Miles, and printed at Lowell in 1840 or 1841; the 
preface bearing the former date. The progenitor here of this family 
was John Miles of Concord, Mass.; and seven generations are here 
recorded, mostly in the line to which the author belonged. This 
makes a very fair outline of the family record, and the dates and 
marriages seem to be carefully noted. I believe that this pamphlet 
has been issued only in sheets, and that it had no title page, except 
the half title noted above. 

22 American Genealogist. [1841. 


A Genealogy of John Thomson, who landed at Ply- 
mouth, in the month of May, 1622. By Ignatius 
Thomson. Taunton : Printed by E. Anthony. 1841. 

Pages 84. 

la this little quarto the reader will find a commendable precision 
of dates, but a lack of systematic arrangement. Tradition states 
that the Emigrant came from Wales to Plymouth in 1622 in charge 
of a step-father. 

Memoranda respecting the Families of Quincy and 


" Out of the fieldes, as men saith, 

Cometh all this new Corn, fro' year to year, 
And out of old bookes, in good faith 

Cometh all this new Science that men lere " — CJiaiicer- 

By the preface to this little octavo pamphlet of 9 pages, I learn 
that it was written in Havana, in 1841, and doubtless printed there. 
It is inscribed to Mrs. Charles Francis Adams, and was published 
for the amusement of the author and a " few private friends." The 
contents are mainly extracts from rare English books, being such 
memoranda as a genealogist, having met, would wish to preserve as 
possibly available in making extended researches. Following the 
preface is a page containing the emblazoned shields of Robert de 
Quincy and Roger de Quincy, earis of Winchester. 1 learn on 
the best authority that the author was a Mr. Grace of Baltimore. 
It may safely be called one of the rarest of our genealogical works. 

A History of the Emigration and Settlement of our 

This is a single leaf, of 2 octavo pages, compiled from traditions 
by William Gould Sen., of Albany. It traces the family of Gould 
from the year 1664, when John, Thomas and Robert emigrated from 
Dartmouth, England and settled in different parts of New England. 
It contains the names of that portion of the race only which de- 
scended from John, now residing mostly in New Jersey. It was 
printed at Albany, by J. Munsell, in 1841, for insertion in a few 
family Bibles. 

1842-3.] American Genealogist. 23 

Preston Family. 

It seems that a genealogy of this family was printed at Frankfort, 
Ky. I have never seen it, but it was reprinted by Joel Munsell 
in 1864 and will be reviewed under that date hereafter. 

Historical Notices of Connecticut; published under 
the patronage of the Connecticut Historical Society 
No. 1. Containing Hartford in 1640. By William 
S. Porter, Member Connecticut Historical Society. 
Hartford, April, 1842. Elihu Geer's Press. No. 2. 
June, 1842. Pages 48. 

These two parts were issued as the commencement of a series of 
town histories, but I believe that no subsequent numbers appeared. 
The author has collected many facts here which will not be found 
in any other publication, and it is certainly a matter of regret that 
he did not continue the work. He gives some genealogical notes on 
the names of Adams, Church, Crow, Haynes, Lord, Pantry, Pratt, 
Standley and Willis; and a list of settlers between 1640 and 1700, 
which contains many names not elsewhere mentioned, but gleaned 
from the records of deeds and wills. 


The Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Hayen 
of Lynn, Massachusetts, who emigrated from 
England about two hundred years ago; among 
whom, through his sons John, Nathaniel, and 
Moses, of Framingham, are all the Graduates of 
that name, at Cambridge, Dartmouth, Providence 
and Amherst, being twenty-five in number; and 
twenty-nine others, of different names, who have 
graduated at the same, or other colleges. By Jo- 
siah Adams of Framingham. Boston : Printed by 
WilUam White & H. P. Lewis. 1843. 8vo, pp. 54. 

This record contains many interesting facts, but it is not arranged 
systematically. Richard Haven of Lynn, 1645, seems to be the 

24 American Genealogist. [1843. 

starting point of the family ; lie was a kinsman of Jolin Wastol of 
Saybrook, and named a child for him : other relatives here or 
abroad are unknown. This genealogy shows a commendable accu- 
racy in dates, and it will be found very useful to those tracing 
families settled near any of the name, as the marriages are carefully 

On page 49 will be found a note to the readers, dated Dec. 30, 
1843, calling upon the family to meet on the 16th April, 1844, to 
celebrate the second centennial anniversary of the landing of their 
ancestor; and a meeting was accordingly held, a report of the pro- 
ceedings was published in a pamphlet of 27 pages, with the follow- 
ing title : Address at a Meeting of the Descendants of Richard 
Haven of Lynn, at Framingham, Mass., August 29, 1844. Being 
the Second Centennial Anniversary of his Landing in New Eng- 
land. By John C. Park of Boston. Also, an Account of the 
Proceedings and Events of the Day, by the Committee of Arrange- 
ments for the occasion. Printed by Direction of the Meeting, for 
the use of the Family. Boston : Samuel N. Dickinson, printer, 1844. 

Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Richard 
Faxon, from his Settlement in this Country to 
August, 1843. Hartford. Compiled by William 
Faxon, 1843. 

Dr. D. Williams Patterson, of West Winsted, Conn., to whom I 
am indebted for several other notices in this work, has furnished 
the following : 

This is an 18mo pamphlet of 24 pages, containing besides the 
account of the descendants of Richard Faxon, who died at Brain- 
tree, Mass., in 1677, some account of Thomas Faxon, who mar- 
ried April 11, 1653, Deborah Thayer, daughter of Richard Thayer; 
with some extracts from the Whitman Genealogy ; and a copy of 
the will of Thomas Faxon, son of Richard. The compiler, not 
being familiar with the old style of dating, fell into the very na- 
tural mistake of calling the First Month January, instead of 
March, so that some occurrences are dated two months too early. 

Family Record of the Ancestors of Ephraim and Abi- 
gal RoBBiNS and their descendants. 

One page, 13 by 16 inches, printed at Hartford. Prepared by 
Gurdon, son of Ephraim Robbins. Date unknown. 

1844.] American Genealogist. 25 


A Table showing the Date and PLace of Birth ; to 
whom and when Married ; Number of Sons and 
Daughters ; Date of Decease ; Age and Place of 
Burial of Jabez Bacon, late of Woodbury, deceased, 
and of his Descendants bearing the name of Bacon. 
Also of his Ancestors, so far as known, commencing 
with the latter. Compiled by Nathaniel A. Bacon 
(one of his grandsons) at New Haven, March, 1845. 
New Haven : Printed by Hitchcock & Stafford. 
1845. Quarto, pp. 41. 

The object of these very few pages is sufficiently expressed on 
the title; it being a genealogy of only one branch of the Bacon 
family, descended from Jabez, who was grandson of Andrew Bacon 
and Mehetable Wetmore. Andrew was the sixth child of Nathaniel 
Bacon, and his family here given is not recorded by Mr Savage. 
Nathaniel was of Middletown, Conn., 1653, and was probably son 
of William B. of Stretton, county of Rutland. At least an affidavit 
taken in 1661, at New Haven, says that a Nathaniel then present 
was son of William, and it is more likely that this was the man, 
than that another Nathaniel who lived at Barnstable, Mass., was 
meant. There are several different families of the name in New 
England. The best authorities, I believe, derive the name from 
the Saxon word, meaning heech tree. 

Family History. Notices of the Life of John Upham, 
the first Inhabitant of New England who bore that 
Name : together with an account of such of his de- 
scendants as were the ancestors of Hon. Nathaniel 
Upham of Rochester, New Hampshire : with a short 
sketch of the life of the latter. By Albert G. 
Upham, A. M., M. D. Concord, N. H.: Printed by 
Asa McFarland. 1845. Pages 92. 

As is shown by the title page, this little book is a record of only 
one branch of the Uphams, but limited as the scope of it is, the 
author has collected much which will interest any one of the name. 
Some rather crude speculations are made as to the origin of the 
name, and the bearers of it in England, but nothing can be traced 
of tbe ancestor before his settlement at Weymouth in 1635. 

26 American Genealogist. [1845. 

Genealogical and Biographical Account of the Family 
of Drake in America. With some Notices of the 
Antiquities connected with the early times of j)er- 
sons of the name in England. Printed at the Pri- 
vate Press of George Coolidge, for Samuel Gardner 
Drake. August, 1845. 12mo, pp. 51. 

As might be expected, this little work by Mr Drake, is a model 
of neatness, exactness and method. The plan he devised is the 
one which has been adopted by succeeding writers as the best, and 
is a most decided improvement on the preceding publications. The 
English notes refer to the family settled at Ashe, county of Pevon, 
to which the famous Sir Francis Drake belonged. The American 
family commences with John of Windsor, Conn., and Robert of 
Hampton, N. H.; whose birthplace and ancestry are still unknown, 
though Robert probably was from Colchester, Eng. The record 
here given is mainly in the direct line of descent of the author, a 
limit imposed by the lack of records and the indifference of many 
to the imparting of information. The author is well known as a 
pioneer in the work of extending the taste for genealogy in New- 

Descendants of Thomas Olcott, one of the First Set- 
tlers of Hartford, Connecticut. By Nathaniel 
Goodwin, descendant of Ozias Goodwin, one of said 
settlers. Hartford : Press of Case, Tiffany & Burn- 
ham. 1845. 8vo, pp. 64. 

This is a full and admirably arranged history of the descendants 
of Thomas Olcott, a family of good fame and repute in Connecticut. 
The descendants are traced, in many cases, in the female line; and 
this, like all the other works of Judge Goodwin, is a model of ac- 
curacy and neatness. Perhaps the most noted descendant of the 
emigrant was Hon. Peter Olcott, lieutenant governor of Vermont, a 
distinguished politician. The number of descendants here recorded 
is 713, and this number does not include the children of females of 
the name. 

1845.] ■ American Genealogist. 27 

The Family Memorial. A History and Genealogy of 
the KiLBOURN Family, in the United States and 
Canada, from the year 1635 to the present time. 
Including extracts from ancient records, copies of 
old wills, biographical sketches, epitaphs, anecdotes, 
etc. With an engraving of the Kilburne coat of 
arms. By Payne Kenyon Kilbourn, member of the 
Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford : Brown 
& Parsons. 1845. 12mo, pp. 151. 

The second edition of this book, which will be noticed in its 
place, is so much fuller, that it will render this of interest only to 
the collector, except so far as the reader may find it amusing to note 
the theories in the one, confirmed or contradicted by the other. 
Although the title page says this was printed in 1845, I believe it 
was not issued until 1848 — at least not all the edition — as some of 
the documents on the last pages are dated in May of the latter year. 

Family Notices collected by William Gibbs of Lexing- 
ton. Pages 8. 

This little pamphlet, issued in 1845 without a title page, gives an 
account of the ancestors and descendants of Robert Gibbs, a distin- 
guished merchant of Boston, 1660-1674. He was the fourth son of 
Sir Henry Gibbs who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Temple of Stowe, and was descended from the Gibbs family of Hon- 
ington, Co. Warwick. 

It is believed that this family is extinct in the male line. 

[ Note. — Some years ago a lithographic tabular pedigree of the family 
was issued, tracing, however, only the English portion ; naming Robert, the 
emigrant, in his due place, and continuing the main line for two genera- 
tions after him. There is no date or place of publication upon this sheet.] 

28 American Genealogist. [1846-7. 


A Genealogical Register of the name and Family of 
Herrick, from the settlement of Heneri Hericke, 
in Salem, Massachusetts, 1629, 1846. With a 
concise notice of their English ancestry. By Jede- 
diah Herrick. Bangor:' Samuel T. Smith, Printer. 
1846. 8vo, pp. 69. 

Henry Herrick of Salem had five sons, who married and left issue, 
and the record here given is quite extensive, though not very sys- 
tematically arranged. The author gives an account of Herricks set- 
tled in the county of Leicester, England, and claims that his ancestor 
belonged to this family, identifying him with a Henry, fifth son of 
Sir William H., who was knighted in 1605, ambassador to Turkey, 
&c. He certainly makes a claim worthy of investigation, but the 
proofs are very slight, and must not be regarded as decisive. Pages 
58-59 refer to the descendants of a George of Salem, in 1684, and 
p. 60 relates to those of James H. of Southampton, L. I., who are 
not known to have been related to Henry. An e'bgraved coat of 
arms forms the frontispiece. 


A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of George 
Abbott of Andover, George Abbott of Rowley, 
Thomas Abbott of Andover, Arthur Abbott of Ips- 
wich, Robert Abbott of Branford, Ct., and George 
Abbott of Norwalk, Ct. Compiled by Rev. Abiel 
Abbott, D. D., and Rev. Ephraim Abbott. Boston : 
James Munroe & Co. 1847. 8vo, pp. 197. 

This well printed volume includes a good index of names 
other than Abbott. Like many of our genealogies, the project of 
publishing a family record originated at a meeting of descendants 
of the immigrant. The work grew under the hands of the authors, 
and as published, embraces several branches of the name whose re- 
lationship to the Abbotts of Andover was not ascertained. There is 
a great amount of information relative to the family contained in this 
book, but the lack of a clear system of arrangement will prove a 

1847.] American Genealogist. 29 

serious inconvenience to the student. There is no attempt to trace 
the English pedigree of the family. 

A Record of the Families of Robert Patterson (the 
Elder), Emigrant from Ireland, to America, 1774; 
Thomas Ewing, from Ireland, 1718 ; and Louis Du- 
Bois from France, 1660 ; connected by the mar- 
riage of Uriah Du Bois with Martha Patterson, 1798. 
Part first, containing the Patterson Lineage. Edition 
of 150 copies ; printed for the use of the family con- 
nection only. [Philadelphia :] 1847. 8vo, pp. 103. 

The author of this first part is William Ewing Du Bois of Phila- 
delphia. The second part — the Memorial of the Family of Thomas 
Ewing — was printed in 1858, and was written by Robert Patterson 
Du Bois of New London, Pa, The third part — the Record of the 
Family of Louis Du Bois — was printed in 1860, being the joint 
production of both of the preceding gentlemen. The work whose 
title is given above, is well prepared and elegantly printed. The 
members of this family do not appear to be numerous, and consider- 
able space is devoted to the biography of the more distinguished 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Family of John Law- 
rence of Watertown, 1636 ; with brief notices of 
others of the name in England and America. 1847. 
8vo, pp. 64. 

As the author of this genealogy. Rev. John Lawrence, has since 
published an enlarged edition, no extended notice is required here. 
It is certainly a very well arranged register, and is now very scarce, 
as an attempt has been made to suppress the edition. Some of the 
biographical sketches in this edition were not reprinted in the second. 

Biographical Sketches of the Moody Family : embrac- 
ing notices of ten ministers and several laymen, 
from 1633, to 1842. By Charles C. P. Moody. 
Boston : Published by Samuel G. Drake, No 56 
Cornhill. 1847. 8vo, pp. 168. 
Though this can hardly be classed among our genealogies, yet 

as being connected throughout by the ties of blood existing between 

30 American Genealogist. [1847. 

the persons described, it is worthy of our notice, the more promi- 
nent bearers of the name enumerated, are Rev. Joshua Moody, 
noted in New Hampshire Annals ; Rev. Samuel Moody of York, 
known as Father Moody ; his son and successor, Rev. Joseph M. j 
Handkerchief Moody, whose strange hallucination is mentioned by 
Hawthorne in one of his finest tales; and Paul Moody, a distin- 
guished inventor, a pioneer in the constructing of machinery for 
cotton spinning in New England. Of these and others, interesting 
descriptions are given in this book, in which are preserved many 
anecdotes and traditions. 

Memorial of the Sprague Family : a Poem recited at 
a meeting in Duxbury, of the Descendants and Con- 
nections of Hon. Seth Sprague, on the occasion of 
his eighty-sixth birthday, July 4th, 1846. With 
the Family Genealogy, and Biographical Sketches 
in Notes. Boston: James Munroe & Co. 1847. 
12mo, pp. xi and 191. 

The notes annexed to the poem commence on the "25th page, and 
are mainly genealogical. Hon. Seth Sprague, in whose honor the 
meeting was held, was son of Phineas Sprague and Mercy Chand- 
ler. In him were united two distinct families of the same name, 
he being by his father, grandson of Samuel Sprague, whose grand- 
father, William Sprague, was a settler at Hingham, and brother of 
Ralph and Richard Sprague of Charlestown. These three colonists 
were sons, undoubtedly, of Edward Sprague of Upway, County of 
Dorset ; but there was a Francis Sprague who came to Plymouth in 
1623, of some distinct stock in England, and his grandson William 
was the father of Zeruiah, wife of Nathaniel Chandler, and thus 
grandfather of the above named Mercy Chandler. The author gives 
many particulars in relation to the ancestors on both sides, and 
though hardly a systematic genealogy, the family record is fairly 
marked out. A good biography is given of the venerable head of 
the family, and incidentally several interesting anecdotes of the last 
war times. 

1847.] American Genealogist. 31 

A Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of the Name 
and Family of Stetson, from the year 1634 to the 
year 1847. By John Stetson Barry. Boston : 
Printed for the Author, by William A. Hall & Co. 
1847. 12mo, pp. 116. 

The progenitor of this family was Robert Stetson of Scituate, 
Mass., in 1634, who had six sons, whose numerous progeny is here 
given. Nothing is known about the origin of the family in England 
though a coat of arms, said to have been found among the papers of 
the emigrant Robert, might afford a clue were proper proofs given 
of its authenticity. The author gives an engraving of it on his 
title page, but the whole story may be safely disregarded. The 
genealogy is divided into six sections, each devoted to the 
descendants of a son of Robert; an arrangement which keeps 
the family relations more clear and evident than most others. The 
record of five of the sons seems to be quite full, and much care is 
given to exactness in dates, and to the marriages of the females. 

The Genealogy and History of the Taintor Family, 
from the period of their emigration from Wales, to 
the present time. By Charles M. Taintor. Green- 
field : Printed by Merriam& Mirick. 1847. 18mo, 
pp.. 82. 

Commencing with Charles Taintor, who was here with his family 
in 1643, our author gives a list which, though small, seems quite 
full ; though we regret to notice in most instances he has omitted 
the day of the month in giving dates. A distinctive feature of this 
book is the letters from members of the family, received by the 
compiler in answer to his queries, which contain many little inci- 
dents which could hardly be introduced into the body of the work, 
and yet are of interest to the branches of the family nearest allied to 
the writers. 

32 American Genealogist. [1847. 

A Genealogical Account of the Ancient Winsor Family 
in the United States. Collected principally from 
records in the several branches thereof, introduced 
by an account of their progenitors iu the male line, 
for several generations previous to the emigration to 
America By the late Olney Winsor. Providence : 
Publishe'd by L. W. Winsor. 1847. 8vo, pp. 12. 

This little pamphlet contains no dates, and is simply a list of 
families descended from Joshua Winsor of Providence. It is stated 
that a certain Robert Winsor flourished in Henry VIII's time, was 
a Roman Catholic knight, and had a son Samuel, whose son John 
had Samuel, father of the emigrant. This is of course an idle fable 
which unfortunately has been repeated by several writers. Among 
them the author of the History of Duxhury. Our later gene- 
alogists are more circumspect in repeating unfounded traditions. 

The Genealogy and History of the Family of Williams 
in America, more particularly of the Descendants 
of Robert Williams of Roxbury. By Steven W. 
Williams, M. D., A. M., etc. Greenfield; Printed 
by Merriam & Mirick. 12mo, pp. 424. 

At the time of its publication this was the largest family record 
issued here, and it certainly shows the zeal and correctness of its 
author to have been great. The first twenty-four pages refer to 
English or Welch families of the name, but no proof is given of 
the ancestry of Robert Williams of Roxbury. The record of the 
descendants of the latter reaches to p. 307, and contains among 
others the names of Rev. Warham Williams^ Rev. Stephen, of Deer- 
field, Charles K. W., chief justice and governor of Vermont, Rev. 
William, of Hatfield, Hon. William W., a signer of the Declaration 
of Independence, and many others of distinction in the pulpit, at the 
bar, and in political life. Pages 307-336 are filled with notes on 
some of the name not descended from Robert ; pp. 336-345 embrace 
the Maryland family; pp. 346-354, those of Long Island, North 
Carolina, &c. The list of graduates, members of congress, &c., 
occupy pp. 355-378 ; and the rest of the book is devoted to English 
Williamses of note. I do not think any right to use a coat of arms 
is established, though this point deserves further notice. The 

1847.] American Genealogist. 33 

illustrations are : coat of arms, and portraits of John C. W., Mrs. 
Lucretia W., Rev. Stephen, Mrs Sarah Pitkin, Hon. Elisha W., 
Ezekiel, John, Hon. William, William, Joseph, John D., John 
Davis W., and Rev. Elisha Williams. The plan of this work is 
rather confused, but it was certainly a great advance on many pre- 
vious works, and the whole is creditable to the author and the 

Family Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Shrewsbury, Mass., from its settlement in 1717 to 
1829, and of some of them to a later period. By 
Andrew H. Ward, member of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Society. Boston : Pub- 
lished by Samuel G. Drake. 1847. 8vo, pp. 294. 

This work originally formed part of Mr. Ward's History of 
Shrewshuri/, and 1 believe only a small edition was repaged and 
bound in this form. The principal families here recorded are those 
of Alexander, Allen, Andrews, Bouker, Bragg, Bigelow, Brigham, 
Baker, Bush, Bellows, Baldwin, Gushing, Crosby, Cutting, Drury, 
Eager, Flint, Goddard, Garfield, Goodenow, Goodale, Green, Hey- 
wood, Hastings, Hapgood, Hemenway, Howe, Harrington, Harlow, 
Johnson, Keyes, Knowlton, Maynard; Mixer, Miles, Morse, Muzzy, 
Munroe, Nurse, Newton, Noyes, Nelson, Pratt, Parker, Plympton, 
Rand, Rice, Stone, Smith, Sumner, Selfridge, Taylor, Temple, 
Tucker, Ward, Wheelock, Wheeler, Whitney, Witherby, Wyman, 

These genealogies, with many shorter ones, cover all the entries 
upon the town records, and in repeated instances the author has 
added notes concerning the origin of the family or the locality of 
emigrants from the town, so that the work is one of unusual value. 
The volume has for a frontispiece a fine portrait of Gen. Artemus 
Ward, of whom a biography is given, a native of the town, and 
perhaps the most distinguished of its citizens. He was the grand- 
father of the author, Andrew Henshaw Ward of Newton, a gentle- 
man who always evinced a great interest in genealogy, and much 
assisted its progress here. 

34 American Genealogist. [1847. 

The New England Historical & Genealogical Kegister, 
published quarterly, under the patronage of the 
New England Historic-Genealogical Society. For 
the year 1847. Volume I. Boston : Samuel G. 
Drake, pubhsher. 1847 ; Volume XXVII, 1873. 

In 1845, Charles Ewer, J. Wingate Thornton, Joseph Willard, 
and their associates, were incorporated as the New England His- 
toric-Genealogical Society ; the first steps towards the formation of 
the society having been taken by Mr. Ewer, S. G. Drake, Mr. 
Thornton, Lemuel Shattuck and W. H. Montague. In 1847, it was 
determined to issue a quarterly magazine, and the first number 
appeared with Rev Dr. William Cogswell as editor, and S. G. Drake 
as publisher. The Register has since been regularly issued, and has 
completed its twenty-seventh year, a longevity never before attained in 
this country, nor in England, by any work on the science of genealogy. 
The magazine has been issued under the care of a committee of the 
Society, and for much of the time Mr. Drake has been connected 
with the management, having edited many of the volumes. To his 
exertions, indeed, the success of the magazine may be mainly attri- 
buted, as it has never been a source of profit to the publisher, and no 
one would devote the labor necessary for its editing, but an enthu- 
siast in the cause. 

I must here find space to record the labors also of John Ward 
Dean, William B. Trask, and Albert H. Hoyt who have been on the pub- 
lishing committee for several years. Their work does not appear to so 
much advantage as that of the compiler of large geuealogies, but the 
necessary work, of revising the proofs, verifying statements, and ob- 
taining documents, has been cheerfully performed by them and has 
greatly enhanced the value of the magazine. 

It is impossible to overrate the impetus given to the study of 
genealogy by the establishment of this periodical. Not only by the 
numerous genealogies published in its pages has this been efiected, 
but it has formed a rallying point for students, and their collections, 
slowly aggregating, now constitute an important item in the list of 
accessible authorities. Genealogists have been shown the value of 
even the smallest items, and they have also been informed of the 
simplest and most concise method of publishing the information 
they have acquired. 

Each volume contains an index of names, including every sur- 
name in the book, and a classified index of subjects. The tenth 


American Genealogist. 


volume also contains a general index of subjects in the first ten 
volumes, and the fifteenth a similar index for the five volumes pre- 
ceding and including it. 

I give a list of the principal genealogies, many of them occupying 
over ten pages, but the genealogists will find it worth while to consult 
the Memoirs of Subscribers to Prince's Annals, and the various 
biographies and obituaries. Other very important features, also, 
are the synopsis of early wills for Sufi'dk and Plymouth counties, 
and the copies of the early records of Boston, Maiden, Haddam, 
Middletown, Westerly, and many other towns. In short the stu- 
dent desirous of ti-acing any family in New England, should search 
Savage first, and then the indices of the volumes of the Register. 

List of Genealogies in the first twenty-seven Volumes. 

Adams, vii, 30, 351 ; viii, 41 ; 

X, 89; xi, 53; xiv, 360. 
Addington, iv, 117. 
Allen, X, 225; xxv, 144. 
Allerton, viii, 270, 
Ames, xvi, 255. 
Amory, x, 59. 
Amsden, xv, 21. 
Andrew, xxiii, 11. 
Appleton, xxvii, 36. 
Ashley, ii, 394. 
Ayres, xv, 56; xvii, 307. 
Babcock, xix, 215. 
Bache, viii, 374. 
Balch, ix, 233. 

Baldwin, xxv, 153; xxvi, 295 ; Carter, xvii, 51. 

Bradstreet, viii, 312 ; ix, 113. 

Brastow, xiii, 249. 

Bridges, viii, 252. 

Bromfield, xxv, 182, 329; xxvi, 

37, 141. 
Brooks, V, 355. 
Brown, vi, 232 ; ix, 219, xxv, 

Bryant, xxiv, 315. 
Bulkeley, xxiii, 299. 
Burr, V, 472. 
Butler, i, 167; ii, 355; iii, 73, 

Capen, xx, 246. 
Carpenter, ix, 52. 

xxvii, 148. 
Ballantine, vi, 371. 
Bangs, viii, 368; x, 157. 
Barnaby, xviii, 361. 
Batcheller, xxvii, 364. 
Belcher, xxvii, 239. 
Belknap, xiii, 17. 
Boughey, v, 307. 
Bourne, xxvii, 26. 
Bowdoin, viii, 247 ; x, 78. 
Bowes, X, 82, 129. 
Bowles, ii, 192. 
Boylston, vii 145, 351. 

Chadbourne, xiii, 339. 

Chapin, xv, 352. 

Chase, i, 68. 

Chauncey, x, 105, 256 ; xi, 148. 

Checkley, ii, 349 ; xv, 13, 

Chester, xxii, 338. 

Chipman, xv, 79. 

Choate, XV, 293. 

Church, xi, 154. 

Chute, xiii, 123. 

Clapp, xiv, 275 ; xv, 215. 

Clopton, xviii, 184. 

Coffin, ii, 337; xxiv, 149, 305. 

Colesworthy, xv, 320. 

Bradbury, xxiii, 262 

Bradforp iv, 39, 233; ix, 127, Collins, ix,"'335 
218; xiv, 174. Colman, xii, 129 


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Cotton, i, 164; iv, 92. 
Cradock, viii, 27 ; ix. 122 ; x, 

Crane, xxvii, 76. 
Crooker, xii, 68. 
Curwen, x, 305. 
Cushing, viii, 41 ; xix, 39. 
Dane, viii, 148 ; xviii, 263. 
Danforth, vii, 315. 
Davenport, iii, 351 ; ix, 146. 
Davis, XX, 212, 299; xxi, 65. 
Deane, iii, 375 ; ix, 93 ; xviii, 

Dearborn, ii, 81, 297. 
Delamater, xiv, 41. 
Dexter, viii, 248. 
Dodge, XV, 254. 
Doolittle, vi, 293. 
Dudley, i, 71 ; x, 130. 
Dumaresq, xvii, 817. 
Dunster, xxvii, 307. 
Eastman, xxi, 229. 
Edgerly, xv, 337. 
Eliot, viii, 45, 259 ; x, 355. 
Emery, xxiii, 414. 
Endecott, i, 335. 
Eppes, xiii, 115. 
Everett, xiv, 215. 
Eyre, xv, 13, 58. 
Farmer, i, 21, 360. 
Farrar, vi, 318. 
Field, xvii, 106, 112. 
Fillmore, xi, 141. 
Fitz, xxii, 161. 
Flanders, xxvii, 171. 
Fletcher, xxii, 389. 
Flint, xiv, 58. 
Folger, xiv, 269. 
Foote, ix, 272. 
Forth, xxiii, 184. 
Foster, i, 352 ; xx, 227, 308 ; 

XXV, 67; xxvi, 349. 
Fowler, vii, 131 ; xi, 247. 
Fownes, xviii, 185. 
Foxcroft, viii, i71, 260. 
Franklin, xi, 17; xvi, 273. 
Freeman, xx, 59, 353. 
Frost, V, 165. 
Frye, viii, 226. 

Fuller, xiii, 351. 

Gale, xviii, 189. 

Gassett, i, 34,4. 

Gatchet, i, 344. 

Gillam xix, 254. 

Gilbert, iv, 223, 329. 

Gilman, xviii, 258. 

Gookin, i, 345 ; ii, 167. 

Gorges, xv, 18. 

Grant, xxi, 173. 

Greene, iv, 75; xv, 105; xvi, 12. 

Greenough, xvii, 167. 

Greenwood, xiv, 171 ; xv, 239. 

Gregory, xxiii, 304. 

Griffin, xiii, 108. 

Gusshee, i, 344. 

Hall, vi, 259; xiii, 15; xv, 59; 

XV, 238. 
Ham, xxvi, 388 
Hancock, ix, 352. 
Harlackenden, x, 129; xiv, 319; 

XV, 327. 
Harlow, xiv, 227- 
Harris, ii, 218. 
Harvey, xii, 313, 
Hassam, xxiv, 414. 
Hatch, xiv, 197. 
Haynes, ix, 349; xxiii, 150, 430; 

xxiv, 442. 
Henshaw, xxii, 105. 
Hildreth, xi, 7. 
Hill, xii, 139, 258. 
Hinds, xviii, 267. 
Hinckley, xiii, 208. 
Hoar, xvii, 149. 
Hobbs, ix, 255. 
Huntington, v, 163. 
Hutchinson, xix, 13; xx, 355; 

xxii, 239 : xxvii, 81. 
Jaffrey, xv, 16. 
Jeffries, xv, 14. 
Jenks, ix, 201. 
Jenner, xix, 246. 
Jessop, X, 357 ; xxvi, 403. 
Johnson, viii, 232, 359. 
Johonnot, vi, 357; vii, 141. 
Jones, vi, 200, 278. _ 
Josselyn, ii, 306; xiv, 15. 
Kellogg, xii, 201 ; xiv, 125. 


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Kent, XV, 273. 

Kilby, xxvi, 43. 

King, xi, 357. 

Kingsbury, xiii, 157 ; xvi, 327. 

Kirtland, xiv, 241. 

Knowlton, xv, 344. 

Lane, x, 356 ; xi ,360 ; xxvii, 

Lawrence, x, 297. 
Lee, xi, 329; xxvi, 61. 
Leonard, v, 403. 
Leverett, iv, 121 ; xii, 289. 
Lewis, xvii, 162. 
Lindall, vii, 15. 
Lippitt, xxvii, 70. 
Lombard, xii, 249. 
Loring, vii, 163, 326. 
Lucas, XXV, 151. 
Mac Kinstry, xii, 231, 321 ; xiii, 

Mann, xiii, 325, 364. 
Marston, xxvii, 291, 390. 
Marvin, xvi, 235. 
Mascarene, ix, 239 ; x, 143. 
Mason, xv, 117, 217, 318 ; xvii, 

39, 214; xviii, 245. 
Mather, v, 460 ; vi, 20. 
Meigs, iv^ 91. 
Merriam, xxii, 160. 
Messenger, xvi, 308. 
Metcalf, vi, 171. 
Miner, xiii, 161. 
Minot, i, 171. 
Nichols, xiv, 27. 
Norton, xiii, 225. 
Gates, vi, 150. 
Odin, xii, 223. 
Oliver, xix, 100. 
Osgood, xiii, 117, 200; xx, 22. 
Otis, ii, 281; iv, 143; v, 171. 
Oxnard, xxvi, 3. 
Paddock, xii, 220. 
Page, xxvi, 75. 
Paine, xv, 235; xxii, 60, 187, 

Parker, xvi, 41. 
Parsons, i, 263 ; xii, 175. 
Payne, v, 331. 
Peabody, ii, 153, 261 ; iii, 259. 

Pearce, vi, 276. 

Pease, iii, 27, 169, 233, 390. 

Peirce, xxi, 61, 157, 257, 340; 

xxii, 73, 174, 304, 428. 
Pelham, Xxvi, 399. 
Pennington, xxv, 286, 335. 
Pepperrell, xx, 1. 
Perkins, xi, 315 ; xii, 79 ; xiv, 

113 ; xvii, 63. 
Peters, ii, 58. 
Phillipse, X, 25. 
Preble, xxii, 311; xxiv, 253. 
Preston, xiv, 26. 
Prince, v, 375. 
Puffer, xxii, 288. 
Quincy, xi, 71, 157. 
Ralegh, xvi, 107. 
Rawson, iii, 297. 
Reyner, xi, 360. 
Richardson, ix, 68. 
Ricker, v, 308, 464. 
Roberts, viii, 63. 
Robinson, xiv, 17- 
Rogers, v, 105, 224, 311; xii, 

837; xiii, 61; xxiii, 273. 
Rolfe, iii, 149. 
Rollins, viii, 253. 
Rounsevill, xix, 47. 
Sanborn, x, 271. 
Sanford, xxvii, 81. 
St. John, xiv, 61. 
Scott, xxii, 13. 
Seaver, xxvi, 303. 
Shapleigh, v, 345. 
Shelton, xi, 271. 
Sherburne, ix, 180. 
Sherman, xxiv, 63, 155 ; xxvii, 73. 
Shirley, x, 47. 
Smith, xiv, 28 ; xxvi, 190. 
Spofford, viii, 335; ix, 61, 273. 
Spooner, xxiii, 407. 
Strange, xix, 324. 
Stebbins, v, 71, 351. 
Stedman, xiv, 69. 
Stone, X, 229. 
Stoughton, V, 350. 
Strong, viii, 180. 
Sullivan, xix, 289. 
Sumner, viii, 128 ; ix, 297. 


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Swett, vi, 49. 

Symmes, xiii, 135. 

Taiutor, iii, 154. 

Talbot, ix, 129. 

Taylor, ii, 398. 

Temple, x, 73. 

Thatcher, xiii, 245 ; xiv, 11. 

Tibbets, viii, 130. 

Tileston, xiii, 121. 

Tolman, xiv, 247. 

Tompson, xv, 113. 

Towne, XX, 367 ; xxi, 12, 217. 

Tozer, xvi, 138. 

Tully, iii, 157. 

Tuttle, viii, 132 ; xxi, 133. 

Twombly, viii, 263. 

Tyndale, xviii, 185. 

Upham, xxiii, 33, 130. 

Usher, xxiii, 410. 

Valentine, xx, 221. 

Vane, ii, 143. 

Varnum, v, 79, 250. 

Vassall, xvii, 56, 113. 

Vaughn, v, 245 ; xix, 354. 

Vickery, xviii, 186. 

Wade, xi, 163, 210. 

Waldron, viii, 78. 

Wallingford, xx, 335. 

Walter, viii, 209. 

Ward, xvii, 339. 

Ware, vi, 145. 

Warner, xx, 64. 

Washington, vi, 384; xvii, 248. 

Watson, xviii, 363. 

Weaver, xviii, 257. 

Webster, ix, 159. 

Welch, xxiii, 417. 

Weld, vii, 309 ; viii, 207 ; ix, 42. 

Wells, xii, 157. 

Wentworth, iv, 321; vi, 213, 

291; vii, 265, 304; viii, 48, 

246, xxii, 120. 
Whitney, xi, 113 ; xii, 215. 
Whitmore, x, 356; xiii, 301. 
Whittemore, xxi, 169. 
Wigglesworth, xv, 324. 
Wilder, xxi, 120. 
Willard, iv, 305. 
Williams, xii, 297. 
Wingate, ix, 143. 
Winslow, iv, 297 ; xvii, 159 ; xxv, 

355 ; xxvi, 69. 
Winthrop, xviii, 182. 
Wolcott, i, 251. 
Woodward, xviii, 265. 
Wright, iv, 355. 
Wyer, xxv, 246. 
Wyman, iii, 33. 

The Houghton Association. Report of the Agent to 
England. New York : Jared W. Bell, printer. 

1848. 8vo, pp. 27. 

A report having been circulated among the branches of the 
Houghton family, that there was an immense property in England 
due them as heirs of John and Ralph Houghton, emigrants hither 
in 1650, an association was formed, funds raised, and an agent, Mr. 
F. M. Rice, was employed to visit England to learn the source of 
these rumors. The report he had finally to make was, that there 
were several families of Houghtons, or Hoghtons, among the Eng- 
lish gentry, but that there was no large estate awaiting a claimant 
from America ; the directors of the association expressed their 
acceptance of the report, and wisely dissolved the company. 

Few families have published much about their claims, but a list of 
some which have may be found in the Galaxy for October, 1867. 

1848.] American Genealogist. 39 

Report of a Search made in England for a Property 
reported to belong to the Gibb's in U. S. A., in the 
years 1847-48, by Columbus Smith, Esq., Agent for 
the Acting Gibbs Association of Vermont. Con- 
taining a short History of the Gibb's in England : 
likewise several Genealogies of different branches of 
the Gibbs Family. [Published by order of the Di- 
rectors of the Acting Gibbs Association of Vermont.] 
Middlebury: Justus Cobb, Printer. 1848. 8vo, pp. 

I believe this was the first essay of Mr. Smith in the line in 
which he has attained notoriety, that of seeking fortunes in Eng- 
land for American heirs. In this case, as usual, the fortune was a 
myth, and the only result of the search was this pamphlet contain- 
ing some useless information about certain families of the name in 
England. It would be useless to dwell upon the folly of such enter- 
prises, for so long as any one cares to pay for such searches agents 
will be ready to see to the expenditure of the money. As a contri- 
bution to American genealogy this book is worthless ; as a specimen 
of American stupidity it has had too many successors to be remark- 

Genealogy of the Adam Family, by William Adam of 
Canaan, Litchfield Co., Conn. Albany : Printed by 
Joel Munsell. 1848. 

A small octavo pamphlet of 16 pages. The progenitor of this 
family was John Adam, who was born in Bowfield, Lochwinnock, 
Renfrewshire, Scotland, May 29, 1714, and who came to this country 
in 1737. Being a comparatively recent stand point from which to 
date a genealogy, the small limits of this pamphlet contain a com- 
plete record. The few bearers of the name will have little difficulty 
in proving their pedigree. As we shall see, the similar name of 
Adams is very common in New England, and its bearers are 
descended from numerous distinct stocks. 

40 American Genealogist. [1848. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants in the 
Male Line of Robert Day of Hartford, Conn., who 
died in the year 1648. Second edition. North- 
ampton : Printed by J. & L. Metcalf. 1848. 8vo, 
pp. 129. 

We have already noticed the first edition of this genealogy, 
written in 1840 by George E. Day, and by comparison we see how 
much new information he obtained in the time between the issue 
of the two. The improvements in the plan of the work suggested 
by experience, make this a very capital working genealogy, exact, me- 
thodical and copious. Robert Day of Hartford, one of the first settlers 
there, left two sons, Thomas and John, from whom have sprung 
about three thousand of the name of Day — over twenty-four hun- 
dred being recorded in this book. The first sixty pages are given to 
the Springfield branch, descended from Thomas^ and pp. 61-107 
record the issue of John Day : one good index enables us to refer to 
any required individual name, another gives the intermarriages. 

The Dudley Genealogies and Family Records. By 
Dean Dudley. Boston : Published by the Author. 
1848. 8vo, pp. 144. 

Thomas Dudley, son of Capt. Roger Dudley, was born at North- 
ampton, 1576, and after spending the greater portion of his life as 
steward to the earl of Lincoln, he embarked for New England in 
1630. Here he was in the highest esteem, was chosen governor 
four times, major general, and deputy governor. Of his family 
before his removal nothing positive is known, but he was accustomed 
to use the arms belonging to the Barons Dudley ; so we may ima- 
gine that he was a cadet of that family. ' These arms are engraved 
on the title page of this book. The volume under notice contains : 
pp. 5-16, an account of the English Dudleys; pp. 17-72, genealogy 
of the Dudleys descended from Rev. Samuel, son of Thomas; pp. 
73-74, a list of books by persons of the name; pp. 75-78, epitaphs; 
pp. 79-82, an account of Dudley castle, an engraving of which forms 
the frontispiece ; these comprise the first part. The second con- 
tains descendants of Joseph, son of the first governor; pp. 107-111, 

'Within the past two years the subject has been discussed by English 
writers, as will be shown in our notice of another book on the Dudleys pub- 
lished in 1863. 

1848.] American Genealogist. 41 

notes on others of the name not belonging to this family; pp 113- 
140, descendants in the female line ; and lastly, an index. 

In 1861 Mr. Dudley published, on a very large sheet, a litho- 
graphic pedigree of the descendants of the Dudleys of Dudley cas- 
tle. This is probably the most complete pedigree of that family pub- 
lished. In the Genealogical Register for 1856, there is an account 
of this family, by the same author, containing much new informa- 
tion, and there is also a sheet pedigree by him extant, which was 
prepared for the folio edition of Drake's History of Boston. 

Genealogy of the Ancestors and posterity of Isaac 
Lawrence. By Frederick S. Pease of Albany. 
Albany: Printed by Joel Munsell. 1848. 8vo, pp. 

This, I presume, was the second of the genealogies of this family 
now extant, and its contents have been embodied in subsequent 
editions. This record relates to the descendants of Isaac, great- 
grandson of John Lawrence, the emigrant. I understand that this 
edition has been suppressed, and consequently it is extremely rare ; 
its valuable portion is contained in the second edition, however. 

Genealogical Sketch of the Descendants of Reinold 
and Matthew Maryin, who came to New England 
in 1635. Compiled from authentic sources, by T. 
R. Marvin. Boston : 1848. 12mo, pp. 56. 

This book gives a portion of the descendants of Matthew and 
Reinold Marvin, who are said to have been brothers, and who were 
among the first settlers at Hartford, Conn. Pages 5-33 refer to the 
issue of Reinold; pp. 34-36 contain a notice of the Mathers, with 
which family the Marvins intermarried ; and pp 37-56 relate to the 
posterity of Matthew. We note on p. 23, that a biography was 
published in 1846, of Mrs. Catherine Mather Dimick. daughter of 
Elihu Marvin. The family has continued in high esteem in Con- 
necticut, and our author promises to give a more extended account 
of it hereafter. What he has already published seems to have been 
prepared with much care and accuracy, and is repeatedly cited by 
the genealogists of Connecticut, in which state the family has always 
been highly esteemed. 

42 American Genealogist. [1848. 

Genealogy of the Mather Family, from about 1500 to 
1847, with sundry Biographical Notices. Hartford: 
Press of Elihu Geer. 1848. 12mo, pp. 76. 

This little book, by John Mather of Manchester, Ct., is as yet 
the only genealogy of a family which has exercised a most important 
influence upon the history of New England. To a bearer of the 
name there can hardly be a more inviting task than to relate the 
performances of his ancestors, and to preserve the records of the 
race, yet the present volume is but the foreshadowing of what is 
required, being too often defective in dates, and in the biographical 
portion mostly composed of abstracts from well kmown books. Rev. 
Richard Mather was grandson of John, and son of Thomas M., of 
Lowton, in the parish of Win wick, county of Lancaster. All of his 
sons but one were ministers, viz : Samuel and Nathaniel of Dublin, Elea- 
zer of Northampton, Mass., and Increase of Boston. The other son, 
Timothy, was father of Rev. Samuel of Windsor, Conn. ; Increase 
was father of Rev. Cotton Mather, and grandfather of Rev. Samuel 
of Boston. All these ministers were of great repute, and all pub- 
lished many works, theological, historical, and political ; the whole 
number being probably over seven hundred. Rev. Increase M. pub- 
lished a life of his father, Cotton performed a like filial duty for 
Increase, and Samuel continued the chain by a Life of Cotton 
Mather, which is still held in high repute. 

Mr. Sibley's recent history of the early graduates of Harvard con- 
tains an immense collection of bibliography relative to the Mathers. 

A Brief General History of the Welles, or Wells 
Family. By Albert Welles. New York : Narine 
& Co., Printers. 1848. 8vo, pp. 27. 

This work was intended by the author as an introduction to the 
genealogy of the issue of Thomas Welles of Connecticut, which he 
proposed to publish. The book is made up of unconnected records 
relative to bearers of the name, especially to the barons Welles; 
but the only positive assertions discoverable are, that Thomas Welles 
was of Essex, and that six of his sons followed him here, where the 
eldest became governor of Connecticut, in 1655. It is impossible 
to criticise the statements here made, as no authorities are given, 
and the traditions cited are at once too vague and too particular to 
secure a ready credence. 

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The Wight Family. Memoir of Thomas Wight of 
Dedham, Mass., with Genealogical Notices of his 
Descendants, from 1637 to 1840. By Danforth 
Phipps Wight, M.D. Boston ; Press of T. R. Mar- 
vin. 1848. 12mo, pp. 119. 

There is nothing calling for special remark in this little book, as 
it is apparently well digested and quite complete. There is no 
attempt at cross references, but as the number of families is small, 
this is of less importance than usual. On pp. 114 and 115, are 
pedigrees of the families of Brown of Waltham and Fuller of 

A Biographical Memoir of the late Ichabod Norton, 
Esq., of Edgartown, Mass. By J. Athearn Jones. 
Printed for private distribution. Boston : Coolidge 
& Wiley, Printers, 12 Water Street. 1848. pp. 26. 

This memoir contains a brief account of the descendants of Nich- 
olas Norton of Tisbury. The family is not known to be connected 
with the Boston family. 

The Checkley Family. Pages 6. 

This was a reprint from the Register of a sketch of the Checkley 
family prepared by S. Gr. Drake, Esq. There were three settlers of 
the name at Boston, John, Samuel and Anthony, though this pam- 
phlet called Anthony, son of John. In the Register, xv, 13, is an 
article containing later information and showing that Samuel and 
Anthony were half-brothers and sons of William Checkley, of Pres- 
ton-Capes, North-Hants, Eng. 

This genealogy contains also an engraving of the arms on the 
tomb of Dea. Richard Checkley in the granary burying-ground in 
Boston, which so closely resemble those of Archbishop Chicele, 
that it is probable that a claim to kindred was intended, though not 
necessarily well founded. 

44 American Genealogist. [1848. 

American Genealogy, being a History of some of the 
Early Settlers of North America, and their Descend- 
ants, from their first Emigration to the present time, 
with their intermarriages and collateral branches, 
including Notices of Prominent families and distin- 
guished individuals; with Anecdotes, Reminiscences, 
Traditions, Sketches, of the Founding of Cities, Vil- 
lages, Manors, and progressive improvements of the 
country, from its wilderness state to the present era. 
Illustrated by Genealogical Tables. By Jerome B. 
Holgate, A. M., &c. Albany : Printed by Joel 
Munsell. 1848. 4to, pp. 244. 

This rather formidable title describes a collection of the genealogies 
of several New York families, with some biographical notes. These 
families are Rapalje, Van Rensselaer, etc., and we will essay a 
notice of them. 

The Rapalje family are here stated to spring from the marriage 
of Victor Honorius Janssen of Antwei'p, with his cousin Breckje, 
daughter of Gaspard Colet de Rapalje of Chatillon-sur-Loire, France. 
The issue of this marriage was Abraham Janssen, a painter of consi- 
derable emnence, whose three sons came to New York. The eld- 
est died unmarried, the second was Joris Jansen de Rapalje, and 
the third was Antonie Janssen van Salers; their descendants are 
here given, though the latter are represented to have changed the 
name to Johnson ; the pedigree given under that name, however, is 
utterly worthless, as Antonie Janssen had no sons. 

Kiliaen Van Rensselaer was the founder of the well known family 
of that name, and having obtained a grant of land in New York, in 
a locality which has since become of immense value, the title of 
patroon has been connected with the name of the head of this 
family, to the exclusion of the other owners of manors. The record 
here given occupies eight pages. 

The next family is that of Gardiner, descended from Lion Gardi- 
ner ; and the next, one family of Beekmans. 

William Beekman of Statselt, Overijssel, was a son of Hendrick B., 
and grandson of Cornelius B., and thus belonged to a family of good 
standing. He emigrated to New York, where he gained wealth and 
honors, and has left a numerous posterity, as is here shown ; but 

1848.] American Genealogist. 45 

there are many of the name here, who are descendants from other 
emigrant Beekmans. 

Jan Janssen Bleecker, who was born at Meppel, was the founder 
of the large and influential family of that name, and the register of 
his descendants is very full. 

The De Grafi" family is recorded on pp. 99-102. 

The Hoffmans descended from Martinus H., a Swede, have always 
been distinguished in the state. 

The Kips are another old New York family, and like the next 
recorded family, the De Lanceys, were attached to the side of the 
royalists at the Revolution. 

The Barclays trace their pedigree to the distinguished Scottish 
family, through John, who settled here probably in consequence of 
his brother, Robert, being appointed governor of East New Jersey. 

The Roosevelts and Van Schaicks occupy the next eighteen 

The Livingstons are next recorded, and the tables and memoirs 
are the most extensive in the volume. There are three branches of 
the family descended respectively from Robert, whose father and 
grandfather were ministers at Monyabroek, in Stirlingshire, and 
belonged to the well known family of Livingstone in Scotland ; 
Robert, 2d, a nephew of the first; and a James, whose ancestry is 
not here given. There are few families in the country which have 
produced so many distinguished men. Philip Livingston, Brock- 
hoist, William and Robert, the chancellor, are names most promi- 
nent among the great men of the Revolution. 

The Lawrences, whose family register occupies pp. 201-227, are 
descended from three brothers, John, William, and Thomas ; for 
whom is claimed a descent from the Lawrence, of Ashton, county 
of Lancaster, but the absurdity of these claims is elswhere pointed 
out by us. John was born at Great St. Albans, county of Hert- 
ford, was of Ipswich, Mass , and Hempstead, L. I., and finally 
mayor of New York. His issue survives only in the Whitting- 
hams. William was of Flushing, L. I., and left many descendants ; 
Thomas was of Newtown, L. I., and ancestor of many distinguished 
bearers of the name. It should be noted that the Lawrences of New 
England of whom so much has been said in this Handbook, constitute 
a different family here. 

The Osgoods (pp. 228-234) are a branch of the Massachusetts 
family, founded by John Osgood, of Newbury. 

The remainder of this book is given to a biography of John Jay, 
but no account is given of his family. 

46 American Genealogist. [1848. 

This book must have been published at an unnecessarily great 
expense, as the tabular form is used, requiring a large page, and 
causing a great waste of space. Still it is valuable as containing 
nearly the only record of the genealogies of the old New York fami- 
lies, and is evidently the result of much laborious research. 

I have a few pages of a book apparently containing the genealogy 
of the Jays and allied families, but I can not discover its title. In 
the Register for January, 1856, will be found an account of the 
Phillipses of New York ; Burke's Peerage and Commoners contain 
data of royalist families : and the Heraldic Journal records some. 

A Narrative of the Captivity and Suffering of Ben- 
jamin Gilbert and his family, who were taken by 
the Indians in the spring of 1780. Third Edition, 
revised and enlarged. To which is prefixed a short 
Account of the Gilbert Family who settled at By- 
befry. And an Appendix, giving some account of 
the Captives after their return. Philadelphia : 
Printed by John Richards, No. 299 Market Street. 
1848. 12mo, pp. 240. 

The family is herein traced to John Grilbert, a Quaker of Corn- 
wall, who came to Pennsylvania about 1682. He had sons, John, 
Joseph, Samuel and Joshua, of whom Joseph moved to Byberry, 
and died in 1765, leaving a son Benjamin. This last named was 
somewhat noted as a writer, and published several controversial 
books. In 1774, he removed to Mahoning creek in Northampton 
county, and then in 1780 the little settlement was captured by 
Indians. After many hardships the whole party was taken to Niagara 
and gradually ransomed, so that all returned in safety, within two 
years, except Benjamin, who died on his way home. 

Besides the record of the adventures of the captives, this book 
contains much genealogical information concerning the different 
branches of the family. 

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The Rawson Family. Memoir of Edward Rawson, 
Secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 
1651 to 1686, with Genealogical Notices of his De- 
scendants. By Sullivan S. Rawson. Boston ; Pub- 
lished by the Family. 1849. 8vo, pp. 146 and 2. 

Secretary Rawson was born in Gillingham, county of Dorset, 
April 15, 1615. He married Rachel, daughter of Thomas Perne, 
and granddaughter of John Hooker by his wife, a sister of Edmund 
Grrindal, archbishop of Canterbury. Another daughter of John 
Hooker married Rev. John Wilson of Boston, and his nephew, 
Rev. Thomas Hooker, was of Boston and Hartford. It is said that 
Edward Rawson was paternally of a good family, and he certainly 
used a coat of arms, of which many examples occur on our Probate 
records. Two of his sons, William and Grindal, came to this coun- 
try, and one daughter, Rebecca, is the heroine of one of the saddest 
romances of our early history ; a brief sketch of her life will be found 
at p. 15, and is accompanied by her portrait. The record here given 
seems to be quite full, and the descendants in the female lines are 
traced to an unusual extent, in the names of Reynolds, Burrill, 
Dorr, Usher, Emerson, &c. A good memoir of Edward Rawson 
is still to be written, though in the Register for 1849, will be found 
a very good outline. A review in the same volume gives the main 
credit of preparing this volume to Mr. Reuben R. Dodge of Boston, 
in whose possession then were the portraits here engraved, and the 
family Bible of the Secretary. 

Family Register of the Descendants of Nathaniel 
Smith Jr., to which is prefixed some Notices of his 
Ancestors. D. Bennitt, Utica. 1849. 12mo, pp. 44. 

This family is traced to the Rev. Henry Smith of Wethersfield, 
whose son Samuel of Hadley, Mass., had several sons. Of these 
Ichabod was of Suffield, Conn., and from him was descended John 
Cotton Smith, governor 6f that state. Another son, Ebenezer, was 
also of Suffield, and grandfather of Nathaniel Jun., who married 
Sarah McCartee in 1750, and had fifteen children, whose issue is 
here recorded, amounting to over eight hundred. This genealogy 

48 American Genealogist. [1849. 

comprises only four generations, and eacli generation is sliown on 
the page, by the style of type employed, as well as by its place : a 
plan very well adapted to short records like this. The last six 
pages consist of copies of epitaphs. I presume this book was written 
by Harvey D. Smith, of Gouverneur, N. Y., though no name is 
given on the title page. 

A Genealogy of the family of Anthony Stoddard, of 
Boston. Boston : Printed by Coolidge & Wile v. 
1849. 8vo, pp. 23. 

The first of this name in America was Anthony Stoddard, who 
married Mary, daughter of Emanuel Downing. He was a promi- 
nent man in Boston, and his descendants have intermarried among 
the most noted families here, besides occupying a high place at 
the bar and in the pulpit. The work is said to have been prepared 
by Charles Stoddard of Boston and E. W. Stoddard, of Coven- 
try, N. Y. 

The Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Ha- 
ven, of Lynn, being a republication of the first 
Edition without alteration ; with additional pages, 
containing Corrections of a few Errors, and the 
addition of many other branches. By the same 
Author. Boston : Printed by Elias Howe. 1849. 
8vo, pp. 54 and 50. 

The title gives the reader a very clear idea of the work, the first 
portion being the book we have already noticed. The new matter 
covers fifty pages, referring to the former part, and contains also a 
very good index of the whole, highly serviceable to the student. 

We annex the title of two other Haven tracts which belong in 
this connection. 

1849.] American Genealogist. 49 

Address at a meeting of the Descendants of Richard 
Haven of Lynn, at Framingham, Mass.,, August 
29, 1844. Being the second Centennial Anniver- 
sary of his landing in New England. By John C. 
Park, of Boston. Also, an account of the Proceed- 
ings and events of the day, by the Committee of 
arrangements for the occasion. Printed, by direction 
of the Meeting, for the use of the Family. Boston : 
Samuel N. Dickinson, printer. 1844. 8vo, pp. 27. 

Address at the Second Meeting of the Descendants 
of Richard Haven of Lynn, held at Framingham, 
Mass., August 30, 1849. By Rev. Joseph Haven 
Jr., of Brookline, Mass., Also an account of the pro- 
ceedings and events of the day, by the Committee of 
Publication. Printed, by direction of the Meeting, 
for the use of the family. Framingham, Boylston 
and Marshall; Boston, Elias Howe, No 11 Corn- 
hill. 1849. 8vo, pp. 28. 

Genealogy of the Family of Solomon Piper, of Dub- 
lin, N. H. Boston : Dutton & Wentworth, Printers. 
1849. 8vo, pp. 20. 

The descendants of Jonathan Piper of Ipswich, the first settlers 
of the name, are numerous and widely scattered over the country. 
As the title page shows, this pamphlet relates chiefly to the imme- 
diate relatives of Solomon, grandson of Jonathan, the youngest son 
of the emigrant ; and the record of this small portion is complete, 
while several of the other branches are traced for one generation. 
The record was compiled by Solomon Piper of Boston. 

50 American Genealogist. [1849. 

Brief Memoirs of John and Walter Deane, Two of 
the First Settlers of Taunton, Mass., and of the 
Early Generations of their Descendants. Preceded 
by some remarks on the origin of the name, with 
incidental notices of other Deanes in England and 
America. By William Reed Deane, assisted by 
others. Boston : Printed by Coolidge & Wiley. 
1849. 8vo, pp. 16. 

The two brothers who first settled in this country, are said, by 
Rev. Samuel Deane of Scituate, to have emigrated from Chard, near 
Taunton, county of Somerset; and many circumstances corroborate 
this assertion. There was a Thomas Deane at Boston, in 1664, of 
the family of Deane of Deanesland, who may have been related to 
the others, though of this there is no proof. The pamphlet is only 
a small portion of the collections of its authors, William Reed Deane 
and John Ward Dean ; and the references show that an extensive 
correspondence, with good results, has been maintained by them, 
with persons here and in England. The volume contains portraits 
of Levi Woodbury, and Rev. Samuel Deane of Portland, and a wood- 
cut of the coat of arms of the Deanes of Deanesland ; to which fam- 
ily Thomas Deane of Boston, here mentioned, belonged. Numerous 
autographs are given. 

The FooTE Family : or the Descendants of Nathaniel 
Foote, one of the First Settlers of Wethersfield, 
Conn., with Genealogical Notes of Pasco Foote, 
who settled in Salem, Mass., and John Foote and 
others of the name, who settled more recently in 
New York. By Nathaniel Goodwin, descendant of 
Ozias Goodwin, one of the first settlers of Hartford, 
Conn. Hartford. Press of Case, Tiffany & Co. 
1849. 8vo, pp. 360. 

As Mr. Goodwin was one of the most industrious and sagacious 
antiquaries of his state, we might feel assured that any work from 
his pen would be replete with curious and valuable information. 
Our expectations are not only realized in this book, but we find the 
facts arranged in the clearest manner, so as to be easily available ; 

1849.] American GENEALoatsT. 61 

and we do it but justice in assigning the work a place in the first 
rank. The introduction, pp. iii-xlv, contains memoranda relative 
to the early settlers at Wethersfield and Hadley, many of which facts 
are now printed for the first time. The register of the descendants 
of Nathaniel Foote, both in the male and female lines, occupies 288 
pages, and contains much in relation to other allied families, of in- 
terest to the genealogist, especially as the reader has the assistance 
of a good index. Pages 289-296 contain an account of a branch of 
the family of Pasco Foote of Salem, in 1646, and notes concerning 
others of the name. There have been several later immigrations of 
Footes ; one in 1774, another in 1778, and a third is the result of 
the Revolution, and the desertions then so frequent from the Eng- 
lish army. Another family, to which the well known senator from 
Mississippi belongs, is of Virginian origin, and was founded, says 
tradition, by Richard Foote, an emigrant from Truro, county of Cora- 
wall, England. It adds that a sister of this Richard, married the reg- 
icide Bradshaw, and that her picture is yet preserved in the family. 
The appendix, pp. 297-332, is filled with biographical sketches of 
some of the more distinguished members of the family, and should 
contain two portraits, those of Mrs. Sarah Louisa Taylor and Dr. E. 
T. Foote. A good index in two parts extends from p. 333 to p. 359, 
and the last page contains an important note, giving the maiden 
name of the wife of Nathaniel Foote Jr. A tabular pedigree, com- 
piled from this book, was printed in the Register, ix, 272, and has 
been inserted by their owners in copies of the book. 

Some Account of Deacon John Butler of Pelham, 
N. H. and of his descendants. By Caleb Butler of 
Groton. 8vo, pp. 16. 

This pamphlet issued without title pages, in 1849, was reprinted 
from a series of articles in the Register for October, 1848, and Jan- 
uary and October, 1849. John Butler, whose descendants are here 
given, was a son of James Butler of Woburn, Mass., where he was 
born July 22, 1677. 

52 American Genealogist. [1849. 

An Historical and Genealogical Essay upon the Fam- 
ily and Surname of Buchanan, to which is added a 
brief inquiry into the genealogy and present state 
of Ancient Scottish Surnames, and more particu- 
larly of the Highland Clans. By William Bucha 
nan, of Auchmar. Glasgow, 1723: Printed by 
William Duncan. Cincinnati : Reprinted by I. A. 
& U. P. James. 1849. 12mo, pp. 240. 

A note added by the American editor, explaining the reason of 
•this republication, is as follows. " This book was first published 
in 1723. A second edition appeared in 1773. (See Notes by 
Sir Walter Scott, in the Lady of the Lake). And in 1820 it 
was published in the fourth volume of Miscellanea Scottca, by Rob- 
ert Chapman, Glasgow. Both of the first editions are out of print, 
hence the necessity for this reprint in 1849, procured by a few of 
the name of Buchanan, who wished to preserve it in their families. 
It is not offered for sale to the public." Pages i-vi contain a pre- 
face; pp. 7-41 An Essay upon the Family and Surname of Bucha- 
nan. Then follow in regular order the history of the several branches 
as follows: pp. 42-48, the Buchanans of Auchmar; pp. 49-54, of 
Spittel; pp. 55-60, of Arnpryor; pp. 61-73, of Drumikill; pp. 
74_77^ an account of Mr. George Buchanan ; pp. 78-85, the fam- 
ily of Carbeth; pp. 86-97, of Lenny; pp. 98-101, of Auch- 
neiven ; pp. 102-107, the families of Miltoun, Cashill, Arduill and 
Sallochie, all these bear the name of Buchanan; Pages 108-111, 
contain an account of the MacAuselans ; pp. 112-116, of the MacMil- 
lans;pp. 117 -119, of the MacColmans ; pp. 120 - 122, an account of 
the origin of the Spittels; pp. 123-126, an account of the origin of 
the MacMaurices, MacAndeoirs, MacChruiters and MacGreusichs ; 
pp. 127-135, a brief account of the martial achievements of the 
family of Buchanan, and others of that name in the public service of 
their prince and country, and other occasions ; pp. 136-137, a brief 
account of some learned men of the name of Buchanan ; pp. 139 - 
173, are occupied with an inquiry into the genealogy and present 
state of ancient Scottish surnames, followed (pp. 174-234) by 
sketches of some of the more prominent Scottish clans, viz.: Mac- 
Donald, MacDougal, MacNeil, Maclean or Macgillean ; Macleod, 
Macintosh, MacPherson, Robertson or Clan Donnochie, MacFarlane, 
Cameron, MacLauchlan, MacNauchtan, MacGregor, Colquhoun and 

1849.] American Genealogist.' 63 

the ancient Lairds of Luss before the assumption of that surname, 
Lamond, and Macauley. Pages 235 - 240, contain the before cited 
note by the American editor, indices, etc. 

[A copy which is quoted by Dr. Henry R. Stiles, contains a manu- 
script letter, giving a brief outline sketch of the American family, 
in which it is stated that four brothers of the Carheth branch (see 
p. 84 of the published genealogy) settled in Ireland (after their fa- 
ther sold their estate of Blairluisk, in Scotland) viz : John and Wil- 
liam in the county of Tyrone ; George in Munster, and Thomas in 
Donegall. William had one son, Patrick, and Patrick had a son 
Robert, who had two sons, one the late General Thomas Buchanan 
of Cumberland county, Pa., and Alexander, the father of the pres- 
ent Robert Buchanan, Esq., of Pa. George of Munster was the an- 
cestor of George and Andrew Buchanan of Louisville, Ky,; and 
Thomas of Donegall, the ancestor of our late president, James 
Buchanan. John of Tyrone is said to be the ancestor of James 
Buchanan, the late British consul in New York.] 

A Genealogy of the Benedict Family, taken from 
a Manuscript kept by James Benedict, Esq., of 

This record consists of only four folio pages, and was issued with- 
out a title in 1849. The record says that a certain William Bene- 
dict of Nottinghamshire had a son and a grandson of his name, and 
this third William had in 1617 a son Thomas. The father married 
again a widow Bridgman, who had a daughter Mary B., and Thomaa 
Benedict came to New England in 1637 with his step-sister whom he 
married. They had five sons and four daughters all of whom were 

The genealogy though brief gives quite a valuable amount of infor- 
mation in regard to this family. 

Memorial of the late Honorable David S. Jones. With 
an Appendix containing notices of the Jones Family 
of Queen's County. New York : Stanford & Swords, 
137 Broadway and for sale by Banks, Gould & Co., 
144 Nassau Street. 1849. Square 8vo, pp. 99. 

The volume is compiled by W. A. Jones, son of Hon. David S., 
and, in addition to the brief memoir of his father by himself, Mr. 

$4 •American Genealogist. [1849. 

Jones has added several biograpliical notices of him from several 
perodicals, which are succeeded by notices of the Jones family of 
Queens county. The first American ancestor of this family, from 
whom Hon. David S. Jones is descended, was Maj. Thomas Jones, 
who emigrated from Ireland to Rhode Island, in 1692, and who mar- 
ried Freelove, daughter of Thomas Townsend, from whom in 1696 
they received a large tract of land on Long Island, called Fort Neck. 
The genealogical notices of the several families, which are mostly 
from the History of Long Island,hj B. F. Thompson, Esq., are very 
deficient in dates. 

Memoir of the Life and Character of Mrs. Mart Anna 
BoARDMAN, with an Historical Account of her 
Forefathers, and Biographical and Genealogical 
Notices of many of her kindred and relatives. By 
her son-in-law John Frederick Schroeder, D.D. : 
Printed for Private Distribution. New Haven. 
1849. 8vo, pp. 478. 

This elaborate biography enters largely into the genealogy of 
several families from which Mrs. Boardman was descended. Her 
paternal and maternal ancestors are thus given by Rev. Dr. Schroe- 
der : " Her father was Dr. William Whiting of Hartford, who was 
the son of Col. William Whiting of Bozrah, who was the son of 
the Rev. Samuel Whiting of Windham, who was the son of the 
Rev. John Whiting of Hartford, who was the son of the Hon. 
William Whiting of Hartford. Her mother was Anna Mason of 
Franklin, who was the daughter of Jeremiah Mason of Franklin, 
who was the son of Rev. Daniel Mason of Lebanon, who was the 
son of Daniel Mason of Stonington, who was the son of Maj. Gen. 
John Mason of Windsor." Pages 14-35 are devoted to an account of 
Maj. John Mason, the hero of the Pequot war and some of his 
descendants; and pp. 35-75 give a biographical sketch of William 
Whiting one of the founders of Hartford, Conn., and his descend- 
ants. In the Appendix a fuller genealogy of the Mason family is 
given, pp. 365-71; and of the Whiting family, pp. 372-80; while 
a genealogical account of the Boardman family fills pp. 388-415. 
Fifty-eight pages are devoted to a full and well prepared index. 
The book is elegantly printed and has a fine portrait of Mrs. Board- 
man. A more extensive genealogy of the descendants of Major 

1849.] American Genealogist. 56 

John Mason, prepared by Hon. Reuben H. Walworth, formerly 
chancellorof New York state, is printed in theNew England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, vol. xv, pp. 117, 217, 318; and another 
Whiting family, descended from Rev. Samuel Whiting of Lynn, a 
native of Boston, Eng., of which place his father, John Whiting, was 
mayor in 1600 and in 1608, is well displayed in a tabular pedigree in 
Drake's History of Boston, p. 363. To the latter family belongs 
William Whiting, Esq., of Roxbury, Mass., an eloquent advocate, 
who formerly filled the office of President of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. One of the most distinguished 
descendants of Major Mason, was Hon. Jeremiah Mason, the emi- 
nent jurist, who was born April 27, 1768, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1788, was United States Senator from New Hampshire 1813- 
17, and died Oct. 4, 1848. 

A Catalogue of the Descendants of Thomas Watkins 
of Chickahominy, Va., who was the common Ances- 
tor of many of the Families of the name in Prince 
Edward, Charlotte and Chesterfield counties, Vir- 
ginia. By Francis N. Watkins of Prince Edward 
Co., Va. Printed for private circulation. New 
York : John F. Trow, printer, 49 Ann street. 1849. 
12mo, pp. 50. 

I am indebted to a correspondent for the following note of this book, 
which he says is defective in the dates of births, marriages and 
deaths. No dates whatever are given of the former, but one of mar- 
riages, and very few of deaths. The author says that " the ex- 
tremely migratory character of the early settlers of Virginia, and the 
absence of parish and even of family registers render success in gene- 
alogical investigations almost impossible." Nothing is known of 
Thomas Watkins except what is gleaned from his will, which bears 
date in March, 1760, and was recorded in Cumberland county. 
Four sons and four daughters are mentioned in the will, and their 
offspring, so far as their names could be ascertained, are given down 
to A. D. 1852. From this date I am inclined to believe that two 
editions or a supplement were printed. 

66 American Genealogist. [1850. 


Memorial of the Morses ; containing the History of 
Seven Persons of the Name, who settled in America 
in the seventeenth century. With a catalogue of 
ten thousand of their descendants, so arranged that 
members of each race may trace their descent from 
their common ancestor, and discover the degrees of 
their relationship. To which are added Biographi- 
cal Sketches of many of their number. By Rev. 
Abner Morse, A. M., member of the N. E. Hist. 
Gen. Soc. Boston : Published by William Veazie. 

These seven heads of families here recorded, are : Samuel of Ded- 
ham, and Joseph of Ipswich, who are supposed to have been 
brothers ; Anthony of Marlboro', county of Wilts, and Newbury, 
Mass., William of Newbury, and Robert of Elizabethtown, N. J., 
three brothers; Joshua, a chaplain in 1689; and John Moss of New 
Haven. The record is very full, but I confess my inability to under- 
stand the plan on which it is arranged. The publication of this vol- 
ume is another puzzle : the title page says it was issued in 1850, and 
it was noticed in the Register of that year, as containing about 350 
pages; and again in 1851, a notice is given in the same magazine, 
of additions to it, being a genealogy of the Sangers, and an index. I 
understand that all as far as p. 169, was part of the first edition; 
and from there to the appendix, being pp. 172-241, we have a sup- 
plement dated May 15, 1854, which is inserted in some copies. The 
original appendix consists of sixteen octavo sheets, and the second 
edition has an additional appendix of one sheet, and an index. This 
I believe to be the present form of this genealogy, but the author 
has so often added a sheet of supplementary items to his works, that 
I will not be positive. The illustrations in my copy are : Arms of Morse, 
Arms of Mosse ; Map of Sherborn ; Scene at Medway ; and portraits of 
Rev. Dr. E., Abishai, and Hon. James S. Morse; William End; Joshua 
V. H. Clark ; John L. Sibley; Hon. James K., Samuel F. B. (inven- 
tor of the magnetic telegraph). Dr. Isaac, Hon. Nathan, Hon. Isaac 
E., Henry, and Abijah H. Morse; and a very good one of the au- 
thor. Mr. Morse was one of the most persevering genealogists of 
the time, devoting much time to the records of families settled near 
Sherborn, Mass. 

1850.] American Genealogist. 57 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Elder 
Thomas Leverett of Boston. By Nathaniel B. 
Shurtleflf. Boston : Printed for the author. 1850. 
8vo, pp. 19. 

This pamphlet, republished from the Hist, and Gen. Reg. for 
April, 1850 (one of the best papers ever contributed to that maga- 
zine) has been superseded by the genealogy since published. It con- 
tains a preface of two pages, which with the title page were set up 
and printed by the author at his house, I believe, and the edition 
was undoubtedly small and now rare. An engraving of Grov. John 
Leverett, from the Register.^ forms the frontispiece. 

A Genealogical and Biographical Account of the 
Descendants of William Wentworth, one of the 
First Settlers of Dover, in the State of New Hamp- 
shire. Boston : Published by S. G. Drake. 1850. 
8vo, pp. 20. 

The name of Wentworth has been connected with the colony of 
New Hampshire for nearly its entire existence. The ancestor of most 
of the name was William Wentworth, who is said to have been a cadet 
of the family of the earls of StraflFord. One of his grandsons, John, 
was lieutenant governor from 1717 to 1729, and was father of Ben- 
ning, governor from 1741 to 1766 ; and of Mark, whose son John 
was also governor. This record was prepared, I believe, by Hon. 
John Wentworth of Chicago, and was published first in the Reg- 
ister. A much more elaborate history of the family is noticed later. 

The Yale Family, or the Descendants of David Yale, 
with Genealogical Notices of each family. By Elihu 
Yale, one of the descendants. New Haven : Storer 
& Stone, Printers. 1850. 8vo, pp. 201. 

The ancestor of the Yales here, was David Yale, no doubt of the 
family settled at Wrexham, county of Denbigh, Wales, who married 
Ann, daughter of Bishop Thomas Morton, by his wife, a daughter 
of Bishop Bonner. He had sons : David, who returned to London, 
and Thomas. David's son Theophilus, born in Boston in 1651, I 

58 American Genealogist. [1850. 

suppose settled in Cli ester, Eng., as a bond from Edward Kidder of 
Wrexham, to serve him four years at Boston, is printed in the 
Register, XI, 112. Thomas, son of the first David had four sons, 
John left no issue ; Nathaniel has but a very few descendants in the 
male line, and Thomas of Wallingford, Conn., is the ancestor of most 
of the name now living. The remaining son of Thomas, was Elihu, 
who was educated in England, went to India, was high in office under 
the East India Company, of which corporation he became governor, 
after his return to London. He acquired a large fortune, and from 
his large donation to the college at New Haven it received his name. 
He died at London, and was buried at Wrexham, leaving three 

The book under notice is a very full and clear account of the fam- 
ily here, arranged on a very good plan. It is simply a genealogy 
with few notes, though in an appendix will be found a biography of 
Moses Yale Beach, proprietor of the Sun journal in New York, an 
inventor of several ingenious and valuable machines. 

The Nash Family, in part, traced down from Thomas 
Nash, an Emigrant from England, in 1638. Com- 
piled by the Rev. Sylvester Nash, Essex, Ct., with 
Additions by Herman S. Noble, Watertown, N. Y., 
1850. Watertown : Printed by Herman S. Noble, 
pp. 17. 

This pamphlet was prepared by Mr. Nash for circulation among 
the scattered branches of the family, for the sake of obtaining the 
information which he afterwards embodied in his genealogy of the 
family. Being written for this purpose, and not for general circula- 
tion, it is rather a collection of letters and data, than an attempt at a 
genealogy ; but it is well worth preservation. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Wil- 
liam Bradford, second Governor of New Plymouth, 
in New England. Principally collected by Guy M. 
Fessenden, corresponding member of the N. E. Hist. 
and Gen. Society. Boston : Printed by Coolidge & 
Wiley. 1850. 8vo, pp. 27. 

The researches of the Rev. Joseph Hunter, have established that 
William Bradford, the Pilgrim, was born at Austerfield, county of 

1850.] American G-enealogtst. 59 


York, of a good yeoman family, and adopting the new, Puritanic 
tenets, he removed to Holland and Plymouth. Here he was chosen 
governor, and his History — long lost, but recently recovered mainly 
by the critical judgment of J. Wingate Thornton, Esq., of Boston — 
is the corner stone of our colonial records. His son, William, was 
deputy governor, and from him has sprung a long line of estimable 
beai'ers of the name, nearly all of whom are here recorded. Alden 
Bradford, one of the sixth generation, was the well known secretary 
of state in Massachusetts, and as an author obtained much reputa- 
tion by his history of the state, and contributions to American 

This pamphlet was first issued in the Register, and a great por- 
tion of it was prepared by the editor, Mr- Drake. Like most of the 
papers published in that quarterly, the utmost economy of space is 
exercised, and this work contains more information than many of its 
rivals of twice the number of pages. 

The Leland Magazine, or a Genealogical Record of 
Henry Leland, and his Descendants, containing an 
account of nine thousand six hundred and twenty- 
four persons, in ten generations, and embracing near- 
ly every person of the name of Leland in America, 
from 1653 to 1850. By Sherman Leland. Boston : 
Printed by Wier & White. 1850. 8vo, pp. 278. 

This book contains the history of a large and widely scattered fam- 
ily, and has all the material requisite for a very complete record. 
It is to be regretted that the author has adopted a plan of cumbrous 
cross refereuces, which mars the appearance of the page, and requires 
considerable patience on the part of the reader to comprehend. There 
is a good table of contents and index, and by perseverance, much 
valuable information may be found therein, especially as very many 
of the descendants in the female lines are traced for two or three 
generations. A list is given on p. ii, of thirty-two lithographed por- 
traits bound in this volume, and on p. viii, a description of the Le- 
land coat of arms concludes a sketch of some English bearers of the 
name ; but no connection is shown between these and the family 
here. This genealogy is certainly a proof of the author's zeal and 
skill ; but its plan is a grave error, as no dates of days or months 
accompany the years, and in this, it is far below our present standard. 

60 American Genealogist. [1850. 

Memorial of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts ; with Genealogical Notices of some of his De- 
scendants. Compiled by Isaac Appleton Jewett. Bos- 
ton: 1850. Cambridge: Printed by Bolles& Houghton. 

The Appletons rank among the few of our settlers who were of the 
recognized gentry of England. Many of the Massachusetts colonists 
were of gentle blood, but only as the junior branches of such fam- 
ilies. A few of the leaders in the immigration hither were of posi- 
tion and importance at home, and among these was Samuel Appleton. 
He was the fourth son of Thomas Appleton of Waldingfield in Suf- 
folk, who represented a family which had been settled there from at 
J east the year 1400. There is no question either as to the identity 
of the emigrant or his pedigree. He settled at Ipswich, but belong- 
ing to the moderate wing of the Puritans, he was little in public life. 
His two sons were prominent in affairs however, Samuel being an 
Assistant and a member of the Council for many years : and both 
were on the side of the colonists against Andros. 

The family has since maintained its position and has furnished 
many able members of the community. Among them we may men- 
tion two more Councillors, Judge John A., of Essex county, Rev. Dr. 
Nathaniel A., of Cambridge, Rev. Jesse A., president of Bowdoin 
College, John A., chief-justice of Maine, the brothers Samuel and 
Nathan with their cousin William A., distinguished alike for mercan- 
tile ability and magnificent liberality. 

The book above cited gives much information about the early his- 
tory of the family, but the descendants of the emigrants are best 
shown in the tabular pedigree published in 1864. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Gilbert Family, in both 
Old and New England. By J. Wingate Thornton. 
Boston: Printed for the Author. 1850. 8vo, pp. 23. 

This work, of which fifty copies were reprinted from the Register 
for April and October, 1850, is properly to be divided into two dis- 
tinct parts ; the Gilberts in England being in no way connected 
with those here. There were several settlers of the name here, the 
name being one which must be common in England, but our author 
treats chiefly of Jonathan of Hartford, 1645, who had three brothers 

1850.] American Genealogist. 61 

settled in Connecticut. Pages 18-19 contain a very neat tabular 
pedigree of a portion of his descendants, and the notes subjoined are 
very interesting. 

A very good notice of the Gilberts will be found in Mr. Savage's 
Dictionary, but he omits to note one fact here cited, viz., that Wil- 
liam of Boston was connected with the Truesdales, and other clues 
are given which may enable us to trace the family in England. 

A Short Genealogical Account of a few families of the 
Early Settlers in Eliot, and of a branch of the 
Moody Family : from the time they emigrated to 
this country to the year 1850. Printed at Saco by 
A. A. Hanscomb. 1850. 16mo, pp. 22. 

This pamphlet, which contains brief genealogies of the Fogg, 
Hill and Moody families, was compiled by the late William Fogg of 
Eliot, Maine. There are nine pages devoted to Fogg, three to Hill, 
and six to Moody. 

A Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Family 
of Otis ; descended from John Otis, an Early Set- 
tler at Hingham, in Massachusetts. By Horatio 
Nelson Otis (of New York), member of the N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Society. Boston : Printed by Coolidge 
& Wiley. 8vo, pp. 39. 

This is a reprint from the Register for 1850, and ifj the second 
part of the genealogy which was commenced in that magazine in 
1848. The first part was not reprinted. This part contains a notice 
of Harrison Gray Otis, one of the most eloquent men of his time, 
senator, judge, and mayor of Boston, and one of the leaders of the 
Hartford convention. Some notes on this family, and especially on 
the branch to which James Otis belonged, will be found in Free- 
man's History of Cape Cod. It seems probable that John Otis of 
Hingham was of Glastonbury, county of Somerset, but the con- 
nection is hardly sufficiently proved. 

62 American Genealogist. [1851. 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Preble Families resident 

in Portland, Me., A. D. 1850 Printed 

but not published. Portland : Harmon & Williams, 
Printers. A. D. 1850. 8vo, pp. 28. 

As this pamphlet was not printed for circulation beyond the fam- 
ily, we will merely note such matters of general interest as might be 
easily obtained from other sources. The first of the name here was 
Abraham Preble, who married a daughter of Nathaniel Tilden and 
moved to York, Me., where he was the first mayor. The family was 
one of much influence in the province, Abraham and his son both 
being judges of the county, and others of the family have held im- 
portant positions. 

Perhaps the best known bearer of the name was Commodore 
Edward Preble, b. 1761, d. 1807. His nephew. Captain George H. 
Preble, U. S. N., has also achieved a high place in the service. It 
may be added that the latter gentleman has made large collections 
for a genealogy of the family which have lately been made public. 


A Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Richard 
Otis, and collaterally of the Families of Baker, Var- 
ney, Waldron, Watson, Bean, Smith, Stackpole, 
Wentworth, Carr, Purrington, Beede, Newton, 
Heard, Ham, Tuttle, Pinkham, Chesley, Coggswell, 
WaUingford, &c., &c. Prepared and arranged for 
publication by Horatio N. Otis of New York. Bos- 
ton : N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register 
Office, No. 56 Cornhill. Printed by Charles C. P. 
Moody. 1851. 8vo, pp. 48. 

This article on the Otis family traces the descendants of Richard 
Otis of Dover, N. H., who was mentioned in the preceding accounts 
{Register, 1848 and 1850) as son of John 0. of Hingham, but now 
supposed to be a nephew. The record is very full and closely 
printed, with many notes on the families mentioned on the title- 
page. Much space is given to an account of Christine Otis, who 

1851.] American Genealogist. 63 

was captured by the Indians at Dover, carried to Canada, and was 
there married ; but was afterwards exchanged with other prisoners, 
and married secondly Capt. Thomas Baker of Brookfield. A notice 
at the end of this volume promises the publication of all this mate- 
rial in a new volume, but I presume it was never issued. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants in the 
male line of David Atwater, one of the original 
Planters of New Haven, Conn.j to the fifth genera- 
tion. New Haven : Printed by J. H. Benham. 
1851. 8vo, pp. 30. 

All of this name in New England are undoubtedly descendants 
of two brothers, David and Joshua, the latter of whom is called by 
Mr. Savage, a merchant from London. Joshua was assistant and 
treasurer at New Haven, but removed to Boston. His son John 
married into the Wainwright and Cotton families, and his daughter 
was mother of famous Jeremy Dummer ; items which show that 
the family was of good standing. It is believed that the issue of 
Joshua became extinct in the male line, and that all now living are 
sprung from David, whose family is here recorded. This register 
is very exact in dates, but the marriages of the females seem neg- 
lected. It is clearly arranged, and has a good index of Christian 
names. I presume the author to be Rev. Edward 'E. Atwater of 
New Haven. 

A Genealogical Register of the Name of Bostwick, 
with the Families in their respective Generations, 
Births, Marriages and Deaths, as far as obtained, 
from 1668 to 1850. By Erastus Bostwick. Burling- 
ton : Printed by Tuttle & Stacy. 1851. 12mo, pp. 

This may fairly be classed in the second order of our genealogies, 
containing much of interest to the family, but neither remarkable for 
extent of plan or variety of antiquarian information. It is an unpre- 
tending and tolerably full family record. The age of its author, 
eighty-three years, may well be an excuse to him for not pursuing all 
the wide-spreading branches of his family. 

64 American Genealogist. [1851. 

Genealogy of a portion of the Brown Family princi- 
pally from the Moses Brown Papers, and from other 
Authentic Sources. Providence : Press of H. H. 
Brown. 1851. 16mo, pp. 16. 

A record of a few of the descendants of Chad Brown, who re- 
moved from Salem to Providence in 1637, and was pastor of the 
church there. One of his descendants, Elisha Brown, became 
governor of the Rhode Island colony. The work was prepared, I 
am informed, by Henry Truman Beckwith, for several years secre- 
tary of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family ; con- 
taining a full Account of the first three Generations 
of the Family of James Leonard, who was an early 
Settler of Taunton, Ms. ; with incidental notices of 
later descendants. [Prepared for the N. E. Hist. 
Qen. Beg7\ By Wm. R. Deane, member of the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society. Boston : S. 
G. Drake, No. 56 Cornhill. 1851. 8vo, pp. 24. 

The frontispiece of this memoir is a portrait of Rev. Perez Fobes, 
who prepared a sketch of the Leonard Family for the Mass. Hist. 
Coll., in 1794. James and Henry Leonard were sons of a Thomas, 
who did not accompany them to this country, and who is said to 
have lived at Pontypool, county of Monmouth, Wales. Some evi- 
dence is offered to show that this family was an offshoot from the 
Lennards, lords Dacre, but there is nothing amounting to proba- 
bility. In this country the name has been of good repute, and the 
bearers from the first have been concerned in the iron foundry 
business ; so much in fact as to have become proverbial. Among 
the descendants of James may be named Daniel Leonard, a loyalist, 
who became chief justice of Bermuda; George, a prominent politi- 
cian ; and in the female line, Judges Chipman, Cobb, and Wilde, 
and many of distinction in public life. In 1853, an appendix, re- 
printed from the Register for January of that year, and the portraits 
before mentioned, were added. The appendix consists of a notice 
of Major Zephaniah Leonard, and a curious genealogy, taken in 
1733, from the statements of Mrs. Hannah Deane, daughter of the 
first James. 

1851.] American Genealogist. 65 

Genealogical Table of the Lee Family, from the First 
Emigration to America in 1641. Brought down to 
the 3' ear 1851. Compiled from information fur- 
nished by Hon. Martin Lee of Granville, Washing- 
ton county, N. Y., and from other sources, by the 
Rev. William H. Hill, of Morris, Otsego county, N. 
Y. (Printed for private circulation only). Albany : 
Weed, Parsons & Co.'s print. 1851. 8vo, pp. 31. 

This is a tolerably full account of the descendants of Thomas Lee 
of Saybrook, Conn., but it is deficient in dates. Enough informa- 
tion is given of the different branches to make the book of value to 
any one desirous to trace any offshoot to the main stem, but the spe- 
cial care of the author has been given to one line of descent. Ap- 
pendix C is given to the Ely family, springing from Kichard Ely 
of Lyme, Conn. ; and Appendix D has some notes relative to the 
descendants of Michael Hill, who was undoubtedly son of James Hill 
of Guilford, and grandson of John of the same place. These records 
are valuable additions to the main work, and might easily escape no- 
tice, from their position. 

A History and Genealogy of the Davexport Family 
in England and America, from A. D. 1086 to 1850. 
Compiled and prepared from Ormerod's History of 
the County of Chester; Collections from the Har- 
leian Mss ; Parochial and Town Records in England 
and America, etc., etc. By A. Benedict Davenport 
(of the twenty-fourth generation), corresponding 
member of the New England Historic-Genealogical 
Society. New York : S. W. Benedict. 1851. 12mo, 
pp. 398. 

The progenitor of the family in this country, was the distin- 
guished minister, John Davenport, who was born in Coventry, of 
which city his grandfather had been mayor. The Davenports have 
long been a noted family in Cheshire, and the first eighty-two pages 
of this book are devoted to an account of the family for some seven- 
teen generations. Few families here or in England have a longer 

66 American Genealogist. [1851. 

or better pedigree than this to show, and the race has not deterio- 
rated here. The genealogy as here given, is not very extensive, 
but it is easily traced, and is enriched by various, notes interspersed 
throughout. A portrait of Rev. John Davenport forms the frontis- 
piece, and there is also a view of the Davenport House, New 
Haven, and one of the public squares of the same city. A large 
portion of the volume is devoted to the first John and his grandson, 
Rev. John of Stamford, and the appendix contains numerous letters, 
wills and deeds. A good tabular pedigree, compiled from this book, 
will be found in the Register, ix, 146 - 148, with a very interesting 
letter from Rev. John Davenport, dated 1639. 

A Family Eecord of the Descendants of John Spof- 
FORD, and Elizabeth his wife, who came from Eng- 
land to America, and settled at Rowley, in 1638. 
By Jeremiah Spofford, M. D., Physician of Grove- 
land, late Bradford, Mass. Haverhill : E. G. Froth- 
ingham. Printer. 1851. 8vo, pp. 64. 

This is a very fair record of this family, though the dates are 
wanting in some of the latter generations. John Spofford, the emi- 
grant, was of Rowley in 1643, but nothing is known of his birth- 
place or parentage. The author gives here some notes on English 
bearers of the name, following a record in the 2d Series of 
Burke's Visitation of Seats and Arms, but there is on reason here 
shown to imagine that the emigrant was in any way connected with 
the persons named. The descendants of John have mostly resided 
at or near Rowley, and have been held in esteem there ; the descend- 
ants in the female line are very numerous. The work was reprinted, 
with additions by the author, in the Register for 1854 and 1855. 

Mementos of the Swett Family. By John Win gate 
Thornton. In Memoriam. Roxbury, December, 1851. 
Privately printed, one hundred copies. 8vo, pp. 

The record of this family commences with John Swett of New 
Hampshire, I presume, for despite the coat of arms on the title page, 
I find no trace recorded of his parentage. More than half of this 

1851.] American Genealogist. 67 

book is devoted to an account of Benjamin, son of John ; and the 
register of the family is given in a rather rambling manner, only a 
part of it being traced ; the whole being interspersed with anecdotes. 
This account was reprinted in the Register for January, 1852. 

A Genealogical and Historical Account of the De- 
scendants of Henry Tucker. Collected from vari- 
ous and authentic sources; By George H. Tucker, 
M. D. In memoriam majorum. New York : Printed 
by Wm. C. Martin, 111 John Street, June, 1851, 
An. Domini, and year of Independence LXXV. 8vo, 
pp. 37. 

The Introduction, pp. vi - viii, after giving the origin of the name 
from an obsolete word, tucker, a fuller of cloth, which Baily derives 
from tuck, an old Teutonic noun, signifying cloth, has some brief re- 
marks on the early settlers of the name in this country. From 
p. 9-29, is an account of Henry Tucker, who came to Ame- 
rica in the seventeenth century, but of whom the precise date of im- 
migration, and the place where he settled, are unknown ; and a 
genealogy of his descendants arranged, with cross references, in a 
very clear manner. Several autographs are given. The appendix, 
pp. 31-39, contains the will of Samuel Tucker of Deal, N, J., a 
great-grandson of the immigrant, who died in 1818, aged 83; fol- 
lowed by copies of old letters and inscriptions on gravestones. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Sanger, 
the Puritan. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M. Bos- 
ton : George Coolidge. 1851. 8vo, pp. 12. 

The progenitor of this family was an early settler of Hingham, 
Mass., where he died Jan. 25, 1661. The present work contains a 
portrait of Rev. Zedekiah Sanger, D. D., of Bridgewater, and of 
Hon. Calvin Sanger of Sherborn, Mass. The author afterwards 
compiled an account of this family, which he published in his Hts- 
tory of Sherhorn, and also in the first volume of his Genealogy of 
Ancient Puritans. This pamphlet is frequently found bound up at 
the end of the Memorial of the Morses. 

68 American Genealogist. [1851. 

Our Family Genealogy. Printed for the family, but 
not published. Morgan (James sen., James jun., 
William 1st, William 2d, William 3d) Avery (James 
sen., James jun., Christopher Temperance) WiUiam 
Avery Morgan * * * Hartford: Press of 
Case, Tiffany & Co. 1851. pp. 16. 

The first two pages are devoted to one line of the descendants of 
Capt, James Avery of New London. The Morgans are traced from 
James of Gloucester and New London, who left at least three sons. 
The genealogy is quite brief, and probably the most distinguished 
member of the family, has been Edwin D. Morgan, governor of 
New York, and now U. S. senator, who was son of Jasper, grandson 
of William Avery and great-grandson of William Morgan 3d. This 
William 3d, was son of William jr., grandson of "William, who was 
son of James jr., and grandson of James, the emigrant. 

Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers. By a Descendant. 8vo, pp. 48. 

This was a reissue of an article that appeared in the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1851, and probably 
appeared without a title page. It was certainly a laborious and 
interesting memoir, but it proceeded upon the false assumption 
that Nathaniel, who was son of Rev. John Rogers of Dedham, Eng- 
land, was the grandson of famous John Rogers, the martyr of Queen 
Mary's reign. We snj false assumption, because as we shall here- 
after show, a most competent writer, after examining records in Eng- 
land which have remained in obscurity for centuries, has decided that 
the claim must be abandoned as unproved, and even improbable. 

The undoubted portion of the pedigree is, however, sufficiently 
honorable, and this careful family history is extremely creditable to 
the industry of its compiler. 

1851.] American Genealogist. 69 

Ward Family ; Descendants of William Ward, wfio 
settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1639. With an Ap- 
pendix, alphabetically arranged, of the Names of the 
Families that have intermarried with them. By 
Andrew Henshaw Ward, A. M., member of the New 
England Historic and Genealogical Society. Boston : 
Published by Samuel G. Drake. 1851. 8vo, pp. 265. 

This is a very full and well-arranged register of the descendants of 
William Ward, both in the male and female lines, and as a good 
index is added, it is a work likely to be serviceable to every genea- 
logist. Very few biographical notes are given beyond the statement 
of the occupation of any given individual, but the notes on persons 
intermarrying with the Wards, are very valuable. The illustrations 
are portraits of Gen. Artemus Ward, and of the author, who has also 
written a valuable History of Shrewsbury. On p. 146 is given a 
note on the Henshaws, tracing the family of Joshua, who is said 
to have come to Dorchester in 1653, aged 10, and to have been son 
of William Henshaw, who served under Prince Kupert, and was 
killed in 1644. It is farther said that William, who married Cath- 
arine, dau. of Evan Houghton of Wavertree Hall, county of Lan- 
caster, was son of Thomas of Derby, by his wife, Kendrick of 

Kendrick's Cross, Prescot, county of Lancaster. 

The authority for this is a pedigree printed in the Register xxii, 
115 which is at least presumptive evidence, a little research would 
probably put it beyond question. 

Record of the descendants of Silence Holbrook of 
Weymouth, Mass. Worcester : Printed by Henry 
J. Howland, 199 Main Street. Svo, pp. 19. 

This pamphlet was published in the year 1851. It was compiled 
by Charles W. Holbrook, while a student at Williams College, and 
is very creditable to him, the arrangement being good and the dates 
full and minute. The ancestor of this family was born in 1741, con- 
sequently the families here recorded are of late date. Rev. Abner 
Morse has since published in his History of Sherborn and in the 
first volume of his Genealogy of Several Ancient Puritans, a good 
genealogy of the Holbrooks from the settlement of the country to 
the present time, which I think contains all the persons named in 
this book. 

TQ American Genealogist. [1851. 

Genealogical and Historical Notes of the Bowles Fam- 
ily. By Samuel Bowles of Springfield. January 
1, 1851. 8vo, pp. 8. 

The author of this pamphlet is well known in Massachusetts as the 
editor of the Springfield RepiMican. He gives here some of the 
descendants of Elder John Bowles of Koxbury, who died, in 1680, 
but without any pretence to completeness. He remarks : " I have 
prepared it simply to gratify myself and children, and have been at 
no special pains to obtain facts touching other branches." 

The Connecticut family bearing the name of Bolles is here said to 
be descended from Thomas Bolles of New London, who, we else- 
where learn, died May 26, 1727, aged 84. 

It seems from a note on the first page, that a previous edition of 
this pamphlet had been issued, which was incomplete and incorrect, 
and which the author wished destroyed. The present pamphlet is 
without title page. 

[We may here cite the following book. " Lives of Isaac Heath and 
John Bowles, Elders of the Church, and principal Founders of the 
Grammar School in Roxbury : and of Rev. John Eliot, jr.. Preacher 
to the Indians, and First Pastor of the Church in Newton. By J. 
Wingate Thornton. For private distribution MDGCCL." 12mo, pp. 
216. This was a reprint from the local newspaper and contains 
much about the Roxbury church. From p. 159 there is a record of 
the members of Eliot's church : and by the kindness of a correspond- 
ent in England, I learn that many of the emigrants were from Wal- 
tham Abbey and Nazing, county Essex. As doubtless often happened, 
many of these emigrants were related by marriage in England, and 
it is to be hoped that some further investigations will be made. 

Family Records : or Genealogies of the First Settlers 
of Passaic Valley and vicinity, above Chatham. 
With their Ancestors and Descendants as far as can 
now be ascertained. By John Littell, Stationer's 
Hall Press, Feltville, N. J.: David Felt & Co., 
stationers and printers. 1851. 8vo, pp. 504. 

The families herein recorded are those of Allen, Alward, Ander- 
son, Badgley, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Ball, Beach, Bebout, Bedell, 
Bedford, Bonnel, Boyle, Brittin, Broadwell, Brown, Burrows, Byram, 

1851.] American Genealogist. 71 

Carle, Cauldwell, Clark, Cole, Conklin, Cooper, Corwin, Cory, Craig, 
Crane, Davis, Day, Dickerson, Dod, Doty, Drake, Dunham, Elmer, 
Finley, Flinn, Frazee, French, Griffin, Hall, Halleck, Halsey, Hand, 
Hart, Heath, Hedges, High, Hole, Hurin, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, 
Kirkpatrick, Lacy, Lamb, Lambert, Little, Long, Ludlow, Ludlum, 
Lyon, Marshall, Martin, Maxwell, Meeker, Miller, Morehouse, Mul- 
ford, Noe, Oakley, Osborn, Parrot, Parsons, Pettit, Potter, Price, 
Kaddin, Randolph, Riggs, Roff, Roll, Ross, Runyon, Rutan, Samson, 
Sayre, Scudder, Shipman, Shotwell, Van, Sickle, Simpson, Smalley, 
Smith, Spencer, Squire, Stelle, Stevens, Stewart, Stiles, Terril, 
Thompson, Titus, Todd, Totten, Towneley, Tucker, Vail, Valentine, 
Walker, Ward, Williams, Willcox, and Ward. 

The book seems carefully prepared, as to dates, and is of great 
value as the only publication in regard to the families of this part 
of New Jersey. 

Genealogy of the Fkost Family, Elliot, York county, 


This work was published after 1851, and was issued as a pamphlet, 
without a title page. It contains 27 pages, and I believe was the 
work of Dr. Usher Parsons. It is not very precise in dates, but the 
family seems to be carefully traced out. The ancestor here was 
Nicholas of Piscataqua, who died in 1663, aged about 74. His old- 
est son, Charles, was born at Tiverton, Eng., July 30th, 1631, and 
had Charles, who married Jane (Elliot) widow of Andrew Pepper- 
rell (his son Charles married his step-sister, Sarah Pepperrell), and 
Hon. John Frost, who married Mary Pepperrell. The family has 
been one of the most distinguished in that portion of the country. 

The following work may perhaps be noticed here : 
The Life of Sir William Pepperrell, Bart., the only native of 
New England who was created a Baronet during our connection 
with the Mother Country. By Usher Parsons. Boston : Little 
Brown & Co., 1855. 12mo, pp. 352. ' 

This work is compiled from original documents, and gives a very 
interesting account of one of the most prominent merchants of New 
England. His father William Pepperrell, came from Tavistock, 
Wales, and settled at Kittery, where he made a large fortune, which 
was increased by his son. Sir William was especially famous for his 
services in the expedition against Louisburg, and the documents 

72 American Genealogist. [1852. 

here printed are very valuable. The Pepperrells are extinct in the 
male line, though the females married into the best families of the 
day. His grandson, William Pepperrell Sparhawk, succeeded to the 
name and title, married a daughter of Col. Isaac Royall ; was a 
refugee ; and with him ended the name. 

A third edition with a portrait of Sir William was published in 


The History and Genealogy of the Prentice or Pren- 
tiss Family in New EngLand, from 1631 to 1852. 
Collected by C. J. F. Binney. Boston : Published 
by the Author. 1852. 8vo, pp. 272 and 8. 

There were several of the name of Prentice among the first set- 
lers here, as enumerated herein on pp. 1, 2, and the author gives an 
account of the different branches, as follows: pp. 4-10, issue of 
Valentine of Roxbury, and his son John of New London; the rest 
of the volume recording the issue of Henry of Cambridge, and eight 
pages extra relates to Thomas Prentice of Newton and his family, 
settled at Preston, Conn. The account of the family of Henry Pren- 
tice is very full, and is enriched with many valuable notes, but the 
want of any clear system of arrangement disfigures it, though by the in- 
dex, any required individual may be hunted out. Pages 225 - 241 
contain disconnected notes on different individuals of the name; 
pp. 27 and 248 make mention of the family of Nathaniel Prentice 
Banks, the well known governor of Massachusetts. Appendix D, 
p. 249, treats of coats of arms ; pp. 257-262 relate to the Binneys, 
descended from John Binney of Hull. The volume contains por- 
traits of Sartell Prentice, Rev. Caleb, Henry, Joshua, William H., 
Rev. Thomas, Hon. Samuel, and Rev. Joseph Prentice, and one 
sheet containing two views of houses occupied by Prentices. One 
of the most distinguished bearers of the name was Sargent S. Pren- 
tiss, noticed on p. 144, a lawyer and politician, whose oratory was 
conspicuous even in the days of Webster and Clay, and whose popu- 
larity at the South was unbounded. 

1852.] American Genealogist. 73 

A Sermon preached at the Funeral of Martin Rockwell, 
of Colebrook, December 11, 1851. By Rev. Joseph 
Eldridge. Witli an Appendix and a Genealogy of 
the Rockwell Family. Printed for the Descendants 
of Samuel Rockwell of Colebrook. New Haven ; 
Printed by B. L. Hamlin. 1852. 8vo, pp. 27. 

The appendix contains a good account of Samuel Rockwell, of the 
fifth generation from William R. of Windsor, Conn. He was born 
in 1729, and was one of the earliest settlers at Colebrook. Sketches 
are here given of his sons, and at the end we have three pages of 
names of heads of families and their children, down to 1731, and two 
pages of Samuel's issue. There are no dates, but the student will 
find herein a very useful outline of the whole race. 

Genealogy of the Family of William Smith, of Peter- 
borough, N. H. Keene : Printed by Horatio Kim- 
ball. 1852. 8vo, pp. 24. 

This is a very good account of a branch of the descendants of Rob- 
ert Smith, who came from Moneymore, county of Londonderry, to 
this country, in 1736 ; being one of the well-known Scotch Irish emi- 
grants. The family have been among the most esteemed citizens of 
the state, and members of it have repeatedly held public office — one 
grandson of Robert being Jeremiah Smith, chief justice and gov- 
ernor of New Hampshire. The appendix contains some information 
in relation to the Morrisons, and the whole work is very exact in 
dates, and does credit to' the compilers, L. W. Leonard and Samuel 
Abbot Smith. 

Journal of an Expedition against Quebec, in 1775, under 
Col. Benedict Arnold. By Joseph Ware, of Needham, 
Mass. To which is ajDpended Notes and a Genealogy 
of the Ware Family. Prepared for the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register. Published for 
Joseph Ware, grandson of the journalist. Boston : 
Thomas Prince, Printer. 1852. 8vo, pp. 24. 

This reprint from the Register we note specially as containing a 
genealogy of part of the descendants of Robert Ware of Wrentham, 

74 Amekican Genealogist. [1852. 

Mass., prepared by Wm. B. Trask. The notes to tte journal are by 
Justin Winsor. author of the History of Duxhury. The record makes 
a very fair outline, though lacking many dates. The most promi- 
nent bearers of the name, perhaps, are Hon. Ashur Ware of Maine, 
Rev. Henry Ware, Hollis Professor at Cambridge, and his sons, Rev. 
Henry, also of Cambridge, and Rev. William Ware, an author of 
much talent and learning. It is, perhaps, worthy of notice, that 
this journal is claimed (Book of the Lockes, p. 323) for Ebenezer 
Tolman, who was in the same expedition, and whose family are posi- 
tive that he wrote it. (The curious reader is referred to a note on 
the subject in the last edition of the American Genealogist, pp. 

The Book of Brothers. History of the Hutchinson 
Family, New York : Published by and for the 
Hutchinson Family. 1852. 16mo, pp. 48. 

In this record of the well-known family of musicians, little gene- 
alogy is given, and it is cited only for the title. 

At a much later date will be found mention of a genealogy which 
shows that all of these Essex county Hutchinsons are of one family, 
and that their ancestor was of ascertained parentage in England. 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Riddell Family, includ- 
ing a List of the Descendants of the three brothers, 
Hugh, Gawn, and Robert, who came to America in 
1737. By W. P. Riddel, A. B. New Orleans: 

1852. 8vo, pp. 44. 

It will be noticed that this genealogy commences at quite a recent 
date, and the record consequently is full and easily examined. The 
author devotes his first eighteen pages to notes on the origin of the 
name, and on the bearers of it in this country and elsewhere. He 
shows it to be a name probably of Scotch origin, and establishes a 
reasonable claim to regard the north of Ireland as the birth-place of 
the emigrants. The register is creditable to the author, and the 
anecdotes and biographies introduced, must be interesting to all of 
the name. Though published at New Orleans, where the author re- 
sided, the book was printed by John F. Trow of New York. The 
edition consists of 25U copies, and the publication price was $1. 

1852.] American Genealogist. 75 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Humphrey Turner, 
with Family Kecords. In two parts. Compiled by 
Jacob Turner, Esq. Boston : Published by David 
Turner, jr. 1852. 4to, pp. 63. 

This record is prepared on a system very different from any other 
published, the first part being a register of the descendants by gene- 
rations; but I must confess my inability to appreciate the merits of 
the plan. The second part contains the family records, arranged on 
some recondite system of series^ and very full of information, which 
the reader will have to reconstruct for himself. The notes are very 
good, and contain particulars concerning the families of Gushing, 
Porter, Dimick, Emerson, Jenks, and Drury, the latter in a neat 
pedigree of the issue of Hugh Drury of Boston. I believe that a 
large tabular pedigree, prepared by Charles Turner, should accom- 
pany this book, to which it will prove a valuable key. This genea- 
logy, like one or two others we have noticed, shows the necessity of a 
good arrangement in works of this kind, since the lack of it not only 
interferes with the usefulness of the book, but deprives the author 
of a large portion of the praise to which his industry should en- 
title him. 

A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Set- 
tlers of the Colony of Connecticut ; with the Time 
of their Arrival in the Country and Colony, their 
Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition 
in Life, where from, Business, &c., as far as is found 
on record. Collected from records by Royal R. Hin- 
man, of Hartford. Hartford : Press of Case, Tiffany 
& Co. 1852. 8vo, pp. 801. 

This work was issued in parts, six in number. The first five 
numbers cover the first three letters of the alphabet only ; and the 
sixth, omitting the intermediate letters, is devoted entirely to the 
Hinman genealogy. This is noticed among the genealogies. The 
author did not continue the work beyond these six parts. Mr. 
Hinman was amply qualified to make a most valuable account 
of Connecticut families, and lie has here given many facts not 
elsewhere in print ; but it is much to be regretted that so large a 
portion of his space is occupied by notices of Massachusetts fami- 

76 American Genealogist. [1852. 

lies now more fully given by Savage, and by notes on arms borne 
by families in England, of no value or interest here. There 
is much to interest the genealogist in the volume ; much more 
than is required to ofiset the faults we note. The families more 
particularly recorded are those of Abby, Abbot, Abernethy, Ackly, 
Adams, Adkins, Alford, Allyn, Ames, Andrews, Arnold, Ashley, 
Atwood, Austin, Avery, Babcock, Backus, Bacon, Baldwin, Ballan- 
tine, Bancroft, Barber, Barlow, Barnard, Barnes, Bartlett, Bassett, 
Beauchamp, and Sigourney, Beckley, Belden, Bellamy, Bement, 
Benedict, Benjamin, Bennet, Benton, Betts, Bigelow, Billings, 
Bingham, Bird, Birge, Bishop, Bissell, Blake, Blinn, Bliss, Boreman, 
or Boardman, Bolles, Booth, Bostwick, Brace, Bradford, Brewer, 
Brewster, Bruen, Bronson, Brown, Bryant, Buck,Buill, Buckingham, 
Buckland, Bulkely, Bull, Bunce, Burnham, Burrall, Burr, Bushnell, 
Butler, Caldwin, Camp, Canada, Canfield, Carter, Case, Catlin, 
Champion, Chauncy, Chandler, Chapin, Chaplin, Chapman, Chap- 
pell, Chenevard, Chester, Cheesborough, Chipman, Church, Churchill, 
Clark, Cleveland, Coe, Cogswell, Coit, Coleman, Collier, Collins, Colt, 
Colton, Comstock, Cone, Cooke, Cooper, Copley, Corning, Cothren, 
Crane, Crocker, Crow. Curtis, Daniels. 

Many of these family records are extensive, and continued to the 
present time. The work contains portraits of the author, and of 
Mrs L. H Sigourney, J. L. Comstock, Richard Goodman, A. W. 
Birge, and William Cothren. 

A previous work by Mr. Hinman, in five parts, was published 
with the following title : 

A Catalogue of the names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Col- 
ony of Connecticut; with the Time of their arrival in the Colony, 
and their standing in society, together with their place of resi- 
dence as far as can be discovered by the records. Collected from 
the State and Town Records, by R. R. Hinman. Hartford : 
Printed by E. Gleason. 1846. 8vo, pp. 336. 

This was more of the nature of a collection of notes than a cata- 
logue. Pages 1-109 contained an alphabetical list of settlers, with 
short notes on some of them; pp. 110- 160, an appendix similarly 
arranged, with an account of the Hinmans; pp. 167-181, Enfield 
settlers; pp. 182-247, a third alphabetical list; pp. 257-269, early 
marriages and births at Hartford ; pp. 270 - 332, a fourth alphabeti- 
cal list, with notices of the families of Dixwell, Eells, King, Mann, 
Marvin, Robbins, and Wadsworth. 

1853.] American Genealogist. 77 

Sesqui-Centennial Gathering of the Clan Darlington : 
at the 'residence of Brinton Darlington, in East 
Bradford, Chester county, Pennsylvania, on the 
20th of August, 1853. Printed by request of the 
Tribe. 1853. Pages 52. 

This pamphlet gives the particulars of a meeting of the descend- 
ants of Abraham Darlington, at which time the venerable Dr. Wm. 
Darlington, one of the most distinguished botanists of the day, de- 
livered a very able and interesting account of the ancestors of those 
he then welcomed. It seems by the letters here published that two 
young men, Abraham and John Darlington, came to Pennsylvania 
at a date previous to 1711. They were the sons of Job and Mary 
Darlington of Darnhall, county of Chester, and a visit to that village 
enabled one of the descendants to report that there were ample 
records there of the race, some of the name remaining there still. 
The letters we have mentioned were written by the parents to these 
children — one of the few cases in which such records have been pre- 
served — and they are sufficient proof of the genealogy. Pages 24— 
52 contain the names of the descendants of Abraham, arranged by 
generations in columns; but unfortunately, not a single date is 
joined to the names, though they are probably preserved by the 
compiler. The families are traced in the female line as well as the 
male, and the total of known descendants is over fifteen hundred. 
The printer was E. C. Darlington of Lancaster, Pa. 

Memoir of the Farrar Family. By a Member of the 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. Boston : Printed for pri- 
vate distribution at the Press of Thomas Prince. 
1853. 8vo, pp. 45. 

This work is by the Hon. Timothy Farrar (D. C. 1807), vice- 
president of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society from 1853 to 
1858. Pages 1-14 consist of an article contributed to the Register 
in October, 1852 ; from p. 15 to the middle of p. 33, is from the 
History of New Ipswich, N. H. ; and the remainder of the work is 
new matter. A few copies only were printed, which were bound 
up with the Rev. T. F. Clary's discourse on the centennial anniver- 

78 American GENEALoaisT. [1853. 

sary of the Hon. Timothy Farrar, July 11, 1847 (Andover, 1847). 
A portrait of the latter gentleman, who graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege, 1767, and was father of the author, is prefixed. The work has 
no title page. 

Genealogical Record of the Hodges Family in New 
England containing the names of over 1500 per- 
sons, from 1633 to 1853, numbering eight genera- 
tions. By Almon D. Hodges, Member of the 
Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, November 1, 
1853. Boston : Printed by Button and Wentworth, 
1853. 8vo, pp. 71. 

The author copies the preface of the former edition, and states his 
attempt to continue the record from 1837 ; but though he has added 
several new branches, he confesses that his record is far from com- 
plete. There is a lack of arrangement visible in this book, but it 
contains a large number of facts, and is a great improvement on the 
first edition. Many of the descendants in the female line are given, 
and numerous anecdotes and letters find a place here. In many 
cases, a table of a family is given, followed by notes ; and this plan, 
though it mars the appearance of the page, will be found to have 
its advantages. 

The Nash Family ; or Records of the Descendants of 
Thomas Nash of New Haven, Connecticut, 1640. 
Collected and Compiled by the Rev. Sylvester Nash, 
A. M., Rector of St. John's Church, Essex, Conn. 
Hartford : Press of Case, Tiffany & Co. 1853. 8vo, 
pp. 304. 

The author states in his introduction, that prior to 1800, the 
bearers of this name in New England might be divided into three 
branches, descended respectively from James of Weymouth, Mass., 
Thomas of New Haven, and Edward of Norwalk, Conn., and that 
these three are not known to have been related. The descendants 
of the first named are said to have been traced out by Mr. Cyrus 
Nash of Abington, Mass., who died in 1850, and his manuscripts 
are probably still preserved ; the present work relates entirely to the 
progeny of Thomas. This Thomas probably married Margery, 

1853.] American Genealogist. 79 

daughter of Nicholas Baker, as is shown by an extract from Berry's 
Hertfordshire Pedigrees ; and by her he had three sons, John (who 
died s. p. m.), Joseph, and Timothy. The record given is clear and 
the arrangement is convenient, though diflFerent somewhat from our 
standard ; and in all respects the work is highly creditable to the au- 
thor. The illustrations are portraits of Rev. Daniel Nash. Judge 
Simeon Nash, and the author; and many autographs are inserted in 
the text. 

A part of this record was published in 1850 as follows : The 
Nash Family, in part traced down from Thomas Nash, an Emi- 
grant from England, &c. It will be found in its proper place, p. 
58, ante. 

A Historical Notice of Joseph Mygatt, one of the 
Early Colonists of Cambridge, Mass., and afterward 
one of the First Settlers of Hartford, Conn. ; with 
a Record of his Descendants. By Frederick T. 
Mygatt, a Descendant of the Ninth Generation. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. : Printed by the Harnionial Asso- 
ciation. 1853. Pages 116. 

This book contains a well written sketch of Joseph Mygatt, the 
progenitor of all bearing the name in this country, and a neat and 
careful account of the descendants. The plan of arrangement is all 
that could be desired, and the page being a little taller than is usual, 
the book is grateful to the eyes of a genealogist. The family has not 
been very prolific ; probably less than six hundred have been born 
in this country; the bearers of the name, however, have always oc- 
cupied a good position, and many have held offices of trust and honor. 

Memoranda of the Descendants of Amos Morris, of 
East Haven, Conn. New York : Published by A. 
S. Barnes & Co. 1853. 12mo, pp. 103. 

The compilers of this little work, E. L. Hart and 0. Street, state that 
it was planned at a meeting of the descendants of Amos Morris, held 
July 4, 1850. Amos was the son of James Morris, whose father 
Eleazer was son of Thomas, the emigrant. The genealogy traces 
the children and grandchildren of Amos who married Lydia Camp 
in 1745, and as so recent a starting point has been selected, the 

80 American Genealogist. [1853. 

record is nearly complete. It occupies 71 pages, and appendix No. 
1 gives an account of the family meeting in 1850, which prompted 
the issue of this volume. Appendix No. 2 treats of the arms borne 
by the Morris family of York, England, and the authors display 
great ignorance of the laws of heraldry. The frontispiece of the vol- 
ume is The Morris Tree, a genealogical emblem now of rare occur- 

Genealogy of the Ancestry and Posterity of Isaac 
Lawrence, and Centennial Meeting of his Descend- 
ants, November 27, 1851. Albany : Joel Munsell. 
1853. 8vo, pp. 70. 

The genealogical portion of this pamphlet has been embodied since 
in the general record of the Lawrences. Isaac Lawrence, great- 
grandson of John of Watertown, removed from Groton to Canaan, 
Conn., and had a large family born to him there. The centennial 
meeting here recorded, seems to have been a very pleasant occasion, 
some seventy-five relatives being present. Four generations were re- 
presented, there being one grandson of Isaac present, aged 72. 
This pamphlet was prepared by Frederick S. Pease, whose wife was 
a Lawrence, and who, with Robert W. Adam, was desired to pre- 
pare a report. 

A Genealogical Table of a Family of and Descendants 
from Mr. Jacob Leavitt of Turner, Maine. Lewis- 
ton : Wm. H. Waldron. 1853. 18mo, pp. 16. 

Mr. Leavitt, the patriarch of this family, was born in Pembroke, 
Mass., 1732; removed to Turner, Me., 1778; and died Jan. 25, 
1814^ aged 82 years. The genealogy consists of lists of names, ar- 
ranged, not very clearly, into families; but no dates are given, 
except relative to the patriarch and his wife. A recapitulation 
makes his lineal descendants, 797, and persons married into the fam- 
ily, 226. The number of families is 228. 

1853.] American Genealogist. 81 

Book of the Lockes. A Genealogical and Historical 
Record of the Descendants of William Locke, of 
AVoburn. With an Appendix, containing a History 
of the Lockes in England, also of the Family of 
John Locke of Hampton, N. H., and kindred fami- 
lies and individuals. By John Goodwin Locke, 
member of the New England Historic-Genealogical 
Society. Bostosi and Cambridije : James Munroe & 
Co. 1853. 8vo, pp. 406. 

This book may be fairly esteemed one of the best genealogies yet 
published, as it is very full of material, and the system of reference 
is simple and complete. The progenitor of most of the bearers of 
the name in this country, was William Locke, who came over in 
1634, at the age of six years, in charge of his relative, Nicholas 
Davies. These emigrants were from Stepney, and a search in the 
parish record there, makes it certain that the parents of this boy 
were William Locke, mariner, and Elizabeth, his wife. Farther 
back the pedigree is not traced, though evidence is given on pp. 
10-11, and 358 -9, to show that this branch is possibly an offshoot 
of the family of which the famous John Locke is the boast. The 
record of the descendants of William Locke, of Woburn, 1020 fami- 
lies, occupies 296 pages, and comprises in many cases those families 
related by the female side. This peculiarity, and the care which 
has been taken to give an account of the persons intermarrying with 
the Lockes, render this genealogy of much service to many not 
nearly related to them. The addition of copious indices enables 
one to examine this storehouse of antiquarian information conve- 
niently, and few will leave it unenriched. Appendices A and B are 
wills; C, D, and E, relate to the Clarkes and Munroes ; F, to the 
Fessendens ; Gr, to Pierces ; H and I, to the Tolmans ; J, pp. 324 - 
341, is devoted to the family record of John Locke, who was at 
Portsmouth in 1660, and whose progeny have mostly remained in 
New Hampshire ; J mentions the Lockes of Rhode Island, but as 
the information received was entirely traditionary, our author only 
refers to it ; K and L, p. 342, are devoted to such items of informa- 
tion concerning the Lockes in England, as the author had obtained,'' 
chiefly referring to the family to which John Locke, the celebrated 
philosopher, belonged ; N, is a sketch of the Rev. Samuel Locke, 

82 American Genealogist. [1854. 

president of Harvard College for four years ; 0, is an anecdote of 
revolutionary date ; and P is a biographical sketch of Mrs. Mary 
Sanderson ; R and S are respectively biographies of the Rev. John 
Pierce and Frances Sargent Osgood, the poetess. The index, pp. 
379 -406, is in four parts, and is deserving of the greatest praise. 
The illustrations in this volume are : House of William Locke, arms 
of Locke, and portraits of John M. Fessenden, Hon. John Locke, 
Rev. Nathaniel C. Locke, James Munroe, Rev. John Pierce, Mrs. 
Mary Sanderson, Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, and the author, John Gr. 
Locke ; some copies also contain that of his wife, Mrs. Jane Erminia 
Locke, a writer of considerable local reputation. Our author states 
that he devoted seven years to the preparation of this record, nor will 
this length of time seem unreasonable to those familiar with the 
difficulties attendant upon such undertakings. 


The Chapman Family : or the Descendants of Robert 
Chapman, one of the first settlers of Say-Brook, 
Conn. With Genealogical Notes of William Chap- 
man, who settled in New London, Conn. ; Edward 
Chapman, who settled at Windsor, Conn. ; John 
Chapman, of Stonington, Conn. ; and Rev. Benja- 
min Chapman, of Southington, Conn. By Rev. F. 
W. Chapman, A. M., a descendant of Robert Chap- 
man of Saybrook. Hartford : Printed By Case, 
Tiffany & Co. 1854. 8vo, pp. 413. 

The greater portion of this volume relates to the family of Robert 
Chapman, and a full table of contents, prefixed to the genealogy, 
enables the reader to turn at once to any branch or generation. 
Pages 19-20 are devoted to notes on the bearers of the name in 
England, and an engraving is given of the tomb of one, but there is 
not the slightest evidence of connection between any of them and 
the emigrant, though the coat of arms is stamped on the cover of 
this book, and engraved on p. 37. The genealogy of Robert's family 
is very extensive, and well arranged, 3660 of his descendants being 
enumerated ; and enough is traced of the progeny of the other Chap- 
mans, to be of great service to any of the family. The illustrations 
are portraits of the author, of Rev. Robert H. Chapman, George 

1854.] American Genealogist. 33 

H., Lebbeus, Charles, Nathan F., Allen A., Joseph, and George M. 
Chapman, besides the engraving of the tomb of Alexander Chapman, 
arch-deacon of Stowe, county of Lincoln. The extent and correct- 
ness of this work must always retain for it a position in the first 
rank of our histories. 

Memorials of the families of Mr. James Thompson, 
and of Dea. Augustus Thompson, of Goshen, Con- 
necticut. Hartford : Press of Case, Tiffany & Co. 
1854. 8vo, pp. 106. 

Notwithstanding that a note prefixed to this work says that " these 
sketches are in no sense published, " it can hardly be thought im- 
proper to note that it was written by Edward W. Hooker, and con- 
tains many interesting notices of the descendants of James Thompson, 
who was born at Groshen, Conn., in 1741. Pages 93-103 contain 
a good account of the family, tracing it to Anthony Thompson of 
New Haven, whose brothers, John and William, died without male 
issue. The last three pages contain notes on the Hopkins family. 

Memoir of Increase Sumner, Governor of Massachu- 
setts. By his son, William H. Sumner. Together 
with a Genealogy of the Sumner Family. Prepared 
for the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register. Boston : Samuel G. Drake, publisher. 
1854. 8vo, pp. 70. 

The first forty pages of this volume contain the memoir of Gov. 
Sumner, a very interesting and valuable biography. The genealogy 
was prepared by William B. Trask, and is full and well arranged. 
From this record and a supplement published in the Register, ix, 
297 — 306, it seems that the ancestor here was William, son of Roger 
Sumner and Joan Franklin, baptized at Bicester, Oxfordshire, 27th 
Jan., 1604-5, who married Mary West in 1625, and had William, 
Roger, and George, born there before his removal to this country. 
Nothing is known of the family prior to this Roger, but a letter cited 
on p. 43 of the record, says that portraits of the emigrant and his 
wife are still preserved, surmounted with the coat of arms, and I 
presume it to be the same as that herein engraved, being the arms 
of the Sumners of Kent. Roger, second son of the emigrant, had 

84 American Genealogist. [1854. 

with other issue, William, ancestor of the Hon. Charles Sumner, the 
well known senator, and of Brig. Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, of the 
United States army; and Edward, grandfather of the governor. 
Pages 61 -68 contain notes on the Shrimpton, Yeamans, and Hys- 
lop families : and p. 69 furnishes a list of portraits preserved in the 
family. Gen. Sumner also published a large and very interesting 
History of East Boston, of which portion of the city he was the 

A Genealogy of the Greenleaf Family. By Jona- 
than Greenleaf, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Printed for the 
use of the Family, by Edward 0. Jenkins, New 
York. 1854. 8vo, pp. 116. 

It appears from the preface that it was proposed by the author to 
issue this genealogy in fourteen large charts, and that he issued a spe- 
cimen sheet in August, 1853. He changed his plan, and here gives 
forty-one charts, each occupying one page, and notes on the same, 
filling pp. 48 - 116. The ancestor of all of the name here probably, 
was Edmund Greenleaf, who is here said to have been born in the 
parish of Brixham, county of Devon; though the authority is not 
given. His descendants are here traced, through his son Stephen 
of Newbury, but recent investigations show that Enoch, mentioned 
on page 105, was also his son and settled at Maiden, Mass. The 
charts can hardly meet approval, as no simple plan of cross-refer- 
ences is adopted, but the notes are very full and interesting. The 
author imagines that the name Greenleaf is a translation of Feuille- 
verte, and that his ancestors were Huguenots ; but this idea seems un- 
supported by any authority. The very unusual name of llooksby 
was used as a Christian name in the earlier generations, and this 
may prove of service in tracing the family in England. 

Several of the name have been graduates of New England colleges, 
and the family has always preserved a good position. Two brothers, 
Stephen and William, held the office of sheriff of Suffolk at the time 
of the Revolution, one for the crown, the other appointed by the pro- 
vincial congress ; and many of the Greenleafs have held posts of 
honor and trust, as these pages bear witness. 

1854.] American Genealogist. 85 

Genealogy of the Eliot Familj. Originally compiled 
by William H. Eliot, Jr. Revised and enlarged by 
William S. Porter, Member of Conn, Hist. Society, 
&c. New Haven, Conn : George B. Bassett & Co. 
1854. Svo, pp. 154. 

In this volume will be found a fair account of the descendants of 
Rev. John Eliot, best known as the apostle to the Indians. Since 
it was published the will of his father, Benet Eliot of Nasing, in the 
county of Essex, has been found and printed in the fourth volume of the 
Heraldic JoMracf7(Boston, 1868). It isalso known that John and other 
children of Benet were baptized in another village, and probably the 
whole pedigree will soon be established. Jacob Eliot, brother of John, 
left issue not traced in this book and of two other brothers, Philip 
left only daughters, and his descendants are of the name of Withing- 
ton, Aldis, Smith, and others : Francis's progeny are Hobarts, Whit- 
mores, Poulters, Willises, &c. 

Bev. John Eliot's life is well-known, and a very good bibliograph- 
ical account of his books will be found in an edition of his " Brief 
Narrative," edited and published at Boston in 1868, by W. T. R. 

Contemporary with our John was the distinguished English patriot 
Sir John Eliot, whose biography by John Foster was published in 
1864. Sir John's descendants now enjoy the title of Earl of St. 

A Declaration of Remarkable Providences in the course 
of my Life. By John Dane of Ipswich, 1682. To 
which is added a Pedigree of the Dane Family, and 
a few notes. By a member of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. Prepared for the N. 
E. H. and G. Register. Boston : Samuel G. Drake. 
1854. Svo, pp. 16. 

This is a very curious autobiography written by John Dane, who 
came here as early as 1638, and was followed by his father, of the 
same name. He was probably born at Berkhampstead of Bishop's 
Stortford, county of Hert; and his narrative shows that he early 
embraced Puritan tenets, probably being confirmed therein by the 
Rev. John Norton, then a curate at Stortford, who befriended him. 

86 American Genealogist. [1854. 

His brother Francis was minister at Andover ; and his sister, Eliza- 
beth, married James Howe of Ipswich, whose father, it seems from 
a passage in this work, resided at or near Hatfield, county of Essex. 
Of the numerous descendants of the emigrant perhaps the most dis- 
tinguished have been, the Hon. Nathan Dane, who founded the Dane 
law professorship at Harvard, and the Hon. Joseph Dane of Maine. 
The name must not be confounded with the somewhat similar names 
of Dana, Deane or Denny. 

The editor of this journal was John Ward Dean, and it was pub- 
lished in the Register, vill, 147. 

Genealogy of the Family of Deacon James Trow- 
bridge, born in Dorchester, Mass., 1636. Married 
and settled there in 1659. Removed to Newton, 
about 1664. Collected and arranged by Otis Trow- 
bridge, Newton, Mass. May, 1854. Boston : Wright 
& Hasty, printers. 1854. 8vo, pp. 32. 

Thomas Trowbridge, first of the name here, was of Taunton, county 
of Somerset, and was apparently of good family there. He had three 
sons, Thomas, William, and James ; the descendants of the two 
former are mostly to be found in Connecticut, and are not treated of 
in this register which gives the issue of James. Edmund Trow- 
bridge, chief justice of Massachusetts, belonged to the youngest 
branch of the family, and nearly all of the bearers of the name in this 
state have been settled near Newton. The pamphlet is very care- 
fully prepared, and is confessedly of small extent. 

Genealogy of Warren, with some Historical Sketches, 
By John C. Warren, M. D., Emeritus Professor of 
Harvard University, Boston : Printed by John 
Wilson and Son. 1854. 4to, pp. 113. 

In respect to its typographical execution, this book is one of the 
most elegant genealogies yet issued in this country. The large pages, 
the beautiful engravings, the clear type and heavy paper, will con- 
vince the reader that taste and wealth have been employed in its pro- 
duction. As to its contents, the first thirty-two pages are given to a 
description of the earls of Warren sprung from William, first earl 

1854.] American Genealogist. 87 

ofWarren and Surrey, son-in-law of William the Conqueror or his 
wife. Pages 37-41 contain an account of a branch of this family, 
settled at Stokeport and Poynton, county of Chester, unquestionably 
descended from the first earl, though authorities differ as to the 
point at which it connects with the main stem. ' On p. 42 com- 
mences the attempt to trace the American family : a John Warren 
of Headboro, county of Devon (said to be a cadet of the Poynton 
branch, though the authority is not given), is recorded as great- 
grandfather of a Christopher who had six sons, as appears by the ex- 
tract from the Herald's Visitation of Devonshire, 1620. One of 
these sons was John y^ho is said to be identical with the John 
Warren who came here in 1630, in Winthrop's company. Here I 
believe there is a break in the chain, as the next step is to prove that 
Peter Warren of Boston, 1659, who was certainly the progenitor of 
this branch of the Warrens, was the son of John the emigrant. 
Joseph, second son of Peter, was grandfather of Dp. Joseph Warren, 
the patriot of the Revolution, and of Dr. John Warren of Boston. 
The son of this latter was Dr. John Collins Warren, a distinguished 
surgeon of Boston, the author of this book, and the hereditary tastes 
and genius of the family were perpetuated in his son and grandson. 
These different generations are duly recorded here, and are shown 
on a large folding pedigree inserted in it. Pages 53-57 relate to 
descendants of Richard Warren, one of the Plymouth Pilgrims, and, 
as it is said, a brother of John of Boston. The remainder of the 
volume refers chiefly to Joseph and John Warren, but pp. 100-113 
are transcripts of English herald's visitations. On subjecting this 
pedigree to the usual tests, and presuming we have all the evidence 
known to the writer, we find it requires bold hypotheses to maintain 
it. Allowing that the Warrens of Poynton were descended from 
some one of the earls of Warren, we find it necessary to prove that 
John of Headboro was of that family, as we find no proof in the au- 
thority cited in the text. Next we find no reason given for the 
assumption that John Warren of Boston, and Richard Warren of 
Plymouth, were of the Headboro family ; and, last, we see no reason 
for supposing that Peter of Boston, was any way related to John. 
In fact the pedigree is hopelessly faulty and of not the slightest au- 
thority or value. 

' In the Herald and Genealogist (London, 1871), vii, 214-19, it is shown 
that the Warrens of Poynton came from Edward, illegitimate son of the last 

88 American Genealogist. [1855. 

Letters of Doctor Richard Hill and his children, or 
the History of a family as told by themselves. Col- 
lected and arranged by John Jay Smith. Privately 
printed for the descendants. Philadelphia. 1854. 
fevo, pp. XLV, 466. 6 portraits, 2 views. 

The introduction contains a brief genealogy of the Hills which is 
followed by an account of the Lloyd family, covering pages xxvii - 
xiv. Dr. Hill's wife was a grand-daughter of Thomas Lloyd, the 
confidential friend of William Penn, and the first governor of 

The book is very rare ; it may be described as one of great value to 
those interested in the social life of the first colonist. 


Genealogy of the Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield 
the Puritan. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M. Bos- 
ton: Printed for the Author. 1855. 8vo, pp. 18. 

This work is a reprint from the iV! U Hist, and Gen. Register 
for April, 1855. The progenitor of this family was an early settler 
of Scituate, but afterwards removed to Barnstable, Mass. Portraits 
are given of the Hon. Elisha Litchfield of Cazenovia, N. Y., and of 
Edwin C. Litchfield of New York city. 

[Notices of the Sears Family.] 

This little pamphlet of fourteen pages I believe was printed at 
Cambridge, Mass., in 1855, without a title page. The same matter 
will be found in Burke's Visitation of Seats and Arms, and is mainly 
composed of information obtained by Mr. Somerby. It is claimed 
that the Searses are descended from John Sayer, alderman of Col- 
chester, of an old family, whose son John died in 1562, and whose 
tomb, with that of his father, are still preserved there. This book 
contains three engravings, the first of the family arms, which stands 
for the title page, and on the reverse a monumental record of four 
generations. Page 14 contains inscriptions, and is faced by an en- 

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graving of monuments of the family at Yarmouth and Chatham. 
My opinion of the correctness of the pedigree is given in the review 
of the book published by Rev. E. H. Sears in 1857. 

Record of the Descendants of Francis "Whitmore, of 
Cambridge, Mass. Compiled by W. H. Wliitmore, Bos- 
ton : Printed for private circulation only, by John 
Wilson & Son. 1855. 8vo, pp. 24. 

This record is reprinted from the Medford Genealogies and was 
intended chiefly as preliminary to a more perfect account. It traces 
the descendants of Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, who was born 
in 1625, and was a resident here in 1649. Nearly all the Whitmores 
can be traced to him; though as the Wetnjores of Connecticut are 
descended from an ancestor who spelt his name Whitmore, some 
few branches keep that form. 

The Whittemores are another distinct family. Nothing certain 
is known of the ancestry of Francis Whitmore, though in an essay 
on the name of the town of Lexington (Boston, 1873), I have given 
my reasons for thinking that he was probably the son of a Francis 
Whitmore of Laxton alias Lexington, co. Notts, Eng. Concern- 
ing this latter see Herald and Genealogist, iv, 398-401 (Lon- 
don, 1867), vi, 161-3. This affiliation is however at present 
purely conjectural. 

The genealogy of the Wetmores as published in 1861, will be re- 
viewed in its place. 

[The following work was published to correct some fancied errors 
in Burke's account of an English family of the name, but finding I 
was in error, I have suppressed nearly all the edition. It has no 
reference to any of the name here : 

Notes on the Manor and Family of Whitmore. Compiled by W. 
H. Whitmore. Boston. : Printed for private circulation only, by 
John Wilson & Son. 1856. 8vo, pp. 14. 

I have also printed a few pages of English wills, which may per- 
haps reach some collectors. In the Herald and Genealogist, part 
XIX (London, 1866), will be found an account of the English family 
of Whitmore of StaflFordshire. Some copies were struck off for sepa- 
rate distribution.] 


90 Amebican Genealogist. [1855. 

Memorials of the Descendants of William Shattuck, 
the Progenitor of the Families in America that have 
borne his Name : including an Introduction and an 
Appendix containing collateral information. By 
Lemuel Shattuck, member of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society, &c., &c. Boston: Printed by 
Button and Wentworth for the Family. 1855. 8vo, 
pp. 414. 

This is a very elaborate account of the family descended from 
William Shattuck of Watertown, a widely extended race, yet not 
comprising the pedigree of all of the name here, as the Chadwicks, 
another large family, have in many cases figured on our records as 
Shattucks. The work is one of the most complete of its kind, very 
well arranged, exact in dates, illustrated by numerous biographies, 
and rendered easy of investigation by a good index. Mr. Shattuck, 
the author, acquired considerable reputation as a statician, and this 
genealogy contains many curious and valuable notes on the longev- 
ity of families, and the increase of different branches. A good auto- 
biography will be found at p. 302, and a very faithful likeness faces 
the title page. In the appendix will be found genealogies of the 
families of Blood, Chamberlain, and Parker. It is impossible to 
do full justice to this work in the brief space here given to it, but 
it is certainly to be ranked among the best of American genealogies, 
and will remain a conclusive proof of the industry, learning and 
judgment of the author. 

Genealogical Chart of the Sill Family, as continued 
in the male line, from A. D. 1637 to A. D. 1855. 
Compiled by Henry A. Sill, Cuyahoga Falls, 0. 
Folio, 12 sheets. 

The plan adopted in this work differs from any other I have seen. 
Page 1 contains a statement of the first four generations, viz : John of 
Cambridge, said to be from Lyme, Eng. ; Capt. Joseph, his only son, 
and his family ; and the families of Joseph Jun., and Zechariah, 
sons of Joseph. To each of the seven sons of Joseph Jun., and the 
two sons of Zechariah, a sheet is given; their children occupying 
the left hand column, grandchildren the next column, etc., the fami- 

1855.] American Genealogist. 91 

lies being bracketed together and joined to tbeir respective beads. 
This plan is very simple and plain, but it requires a large and cum- 
brous page, and can only be used in cases where the families are few 
and small. I presume, from the title, that the book was issued in 
1855, or 1856. 

Genealogy of the Hobbs Family of Massachusetts. 
Compiled by George Hobbs, Esq., Eastport, Me. 
Boston : Button & Wentworth, printers. 1855. 8vo, 
pp. 16. 

This pamphlet, reprinted from the Register for July, 1855, is a very 
fair account of the descendants of Josiah Hobbs of Boston and Lex- 
ington, who died in 1741 aged 92. He was one of the later emi- 
grants, coming here in 1671. Only one son, tTosiah, left issue, and 
these are of Brookfield, Weston, Lincoln, and Boston. The family 
has always held a good position, several members of it being gradu- 
ates at various colleges. This record is quite full in respect to names, 
as the starting point is so recent as to prevent a very great extension 
of the name ; but it is defective in dates in some branches. 

The Family of Leck, of Bedlington, in the County of 
Durham, and the Charity of John George Leake, in 
New York, U. S. Pages 14. 

This work, written and published in 1855 by M. A. Richardson 
of Newcastle-on-Tyne, is worth notice, as several Americans claimed 
to be the heirs of Mr. Leake at his death in 1827. Robert Leck, 
son of William Leck or Lake of Newcastle, was baptized in 1722, 
was commissary at Cape Breton in 1747, and left issue two sons and 
a daughter. One son and the daughter died without issue, and the 
eldest son, John Gleorge, resided in New York, where he acquired a 
very large property, and died unmarried. He left an unsigned will, de- 
vising his property to Robert Watts on condition of his taking the name 
of Leake ; in default of whom, it was to be used to endow a home for 
orphans, where they might be taught some trade. The real estate 
escheated to the state, but the will was held valid for the disposition 
of the personal property. Mr. Watts died without fulfilling the con- 
ditions of the will ; but his father, waiving all claims, obtained a 
charter for the Orphan House, which was opened in 1843. Twenty- 

92 American Genealogist. [1855. 

six claimants preferred a claim to the estates, but no one could show 
who were the commissary's parents, and the benevolent design of 
Mr. Leake was therefore suffered to be executed. 

The Christian Mother. An Address, Delivered in the 
First Church, Brighton, Feb. 14, 1855, at the 
Funeral of Mrs. Susanna [Park] Champney, who 
died Feb. 10, in her 95th year. With an Appen- 
dix, containing a Genealogical Notice of the Champ- 
ney and Park Families. By Frederick Augustus 
Whitney, Pastor of the Church. Boston : Crosby, 
Nichols & Co. 1855. 8vo, pp. 36. 

This sermon, which was published by the request of the family, 
occupies only eleven pages, the remainder being given to genealogy. 
The Champneys and Parks were both families long settled at Cam- 
bridge, and a very good account of them will be found herein ; the 
Parks are also well recorded in Jackson's History of Newton. 

Memorial of the Whittlesey Family in the United 
States. Published by the Whittlesey Association. 
1855. 8vo, pp. 125. 

This volume was printed by Case, Tiffany & Co. of Hartford, and 
the committee of publication consisted of John S. Whittlesey of New 
Britain, and Henry N. and Charles B. of New Haven. It is a very 
full record of the descendants in the male line of John Whittlesey, 
who married Ruth Dudley in 1664. Nothing is known of him 
before his settlement at Saybrook. He left his six sons, whose pos- 
terity has continued to the present time, and to each son is assigned 
a separate part in this book. The families are arranged in a rather 
novel form, being formed into a table under the heads of births, 
marriages, etc., but the information is very full and exact. The 
notes are very short, but give a clear outline of the lives of the sub- 
jects. The index, in three parts, is the most elaborate one I have 
ever noticed. The volume should be accompanied by a large tab- 
ular pedigree, showing the different generations in the different 
branches. This is a very capital specimen of a strict genealogy, no 
space being wasted, and few omissions to be detected. 

An address at the Family Meeting, by E. Whittlesey, was pub- 
lished at Washington, D. C, 1855. 

1855.] American Genealogist. 93 

The Memoir and Journals of Rev. Paul Coffin, D. D. 
By Cyrus Woodman, Esq. Portland, Me. B.Thurston, 
steam printer, 1855. 8vo, pp. 181. 

Paul Coffin was born in 1737, and was the seventh child of Col. 
Joseph Coffin who was the great-grandson of Tristram C. the emi- 
grant. This memoir has some few genealogical items in it, and is 
worthy of notice as affording the explanation of the origin of the 
name of the town of Buxton, Me. The emigrant was the grandson 
of Nicholas Coffin of Butler's in the parish of Brixton, co. Devon, 
Eng., and Paul had the naming of the town before known as Narra- 
gansett, No 1. Whether he misread his family papers or wrote the 
name illegibly, is unknown, but Buxton was the name put in the act 
of incorporation, when Brixton was probably meant. 

A list of some of the Descendants of Mr. Edward 
Woodman, who settled at Newbury, Mass., A. D. 
1635. Compiled by Joshua Coffin. Printed for 
Cyrus Woodman (of Mineral Point, Wisconsin), at 
the Union Job Office, Newburyport, Mass. 1855. 
16mo, pp. 16. 

As a larger genealogy of the family was printed the next year, no 
extended notice need be given here. It contains much that is not 
embraced in the other list, and is a very fair record of the earlier 
generations of the family. The fact that Mr. Coffin was the com- 
piler will be a sufficient guaranty of its accuracy. 

A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cush- 
MANS, the Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puri- 
tan, from the year 1617 to 1855. By Henry 
Wyles Cushman. Boston : Little, Brown, & Co. 
1855. 8vo, pp. 665. 

It is impossible within our limits to give more than an outline of 
the plan of this large volume, but its arrangement is so clear and its 
indices so complete, that the investigator can tell the contents in a 
brief examination. Much space is devoted to the progenitor, who 
was one of the chief pillars of that church at Leyden which planted 

94 American Genealogist. [1855. 

the colony at Plymouth ; and the biographical sketches of different 
individuals among his descendants are very extensive and interesting. 
The children of the daughters of the race also find a place in these 
pages, and these memoranda are always of special service to genealo- 
gists in general. On the last page of the book will be found a list 
of portraits inserted, being thirty in number, all but four of them 
being Cushmans. The author of this history was actively engaged 
in political life in Massachusetts, having been representative and sen- 
ator in the state legislature, and for two years lieutenant governor ; 
he was favorably known as a writer and orator. A fine portrait will 
be found at p. 439, and a good biography, reprinted, under protest, 
from Livingston's Portraits and Memoirs of Eminent Americans. 
The following work may perhaps be best mentioned here : 

The Proceedings at the Cushman Celebration, Plymouth, August 

15, 1855, in Commemoration of the Embarkation of the Plymouth 
Pilgrims from Southampton, England j together with an Account 
of the Services at the Grave of Elder Thomas Cushman, August 

16, 1855. Boston; J. M. Hewes, printer, 81 Cornhill, 1855. 
8vo, pp. 76. 

The call for this meeting was issued at the suggestion of the Hon. 
Henry W. Cushman, who had then nearly completed his genealogy; 
and the ceremonies, occupying two days, are here duly recorded. 
The address, a very able and appropriate one, was delivered by the 
Rev. Robert W. Cushman of Boston, and at a collation which fol- 
lowed, many good speeches were made, and creditable poems recited. 
Nearly one thousand persons were gathered to this family meeting 
and it fulfilled, in every respect, the wishes of its originators. 

The Hall Family, settled at the town of Medford, 
Mass. Compiled by W. H. Whitmore. Reprinted 
from the History of Medford, by Rev. Charles 
Brooks. Boston : Printed by John Wilson & Son. 
1855. 8vo, pp. 12. 

This was one of the families I prepared for the Register of Fami- 
lies at Medford ; feeling a special interest in this family I had a few 
copies struck off in this form. It relates to the descendants of a 
widow Mary Hall, of Cambridge. This record was made from the 
town and county records, and the collections of the Rev. A. H. 
Quint ; but it was defective in many places, and erroneous also on 
some points. Corrections will be found in the Register, xiii, 15 - 6, 

1855.] Amekican Genealogist. 95 

and XV, 59 ; referring especially to a curious repetition of one Chris- 
tian name, Stephen. John and Stephen were sons of Mary Hall ; 
John had a son Stephen, and three grandsons Stephens ; each of the 
latter having a son, and two of them grandsons of the name. Ste- 
phen had one son, two grandsons, two great grandsons, and one great- 
great-grandson, Stephens all : making sixteen Stephen Halls from 
1670 to 1770, most of them resident at Medford, Mass. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of John 
ScRANTON of Guilford, Conn., who died in the year 
1671. Compiled by Rev. Erastus Scranton, A. M., 
of Burlington, Conn. Hartford : Press of Case, 
Tiffany & Co. 1855. 8vo, pp. 104. 

This is a very good account of the Scranton family (whose pro- 
genitor was one of the first settlers of Guilford), arranged on the 
plan of the Foote Genealogy, and accompanied by a good index. 
Only the male descendants are traced throughout, the females being 
duly recorded as heads of families, and their children given, but not 
included in the numbering, or traced farther. Prefixed to the gene- 
alogy is a sketch of the settlement of Guilford, and a list of the first 
planters. The whole execution of the book is highly creditable to 
the author, who was installed at Milford, just fifty years before the 
date of this publication, and whose age might well be pleaded to ex- 
cuse any defects, were any defense needed. 

Historical Sketch of Col. Benjamin Bellows, Founder 
of Wapole : An Address, on occasion of the gather- 
ing of his descendants to the Consecration of his 
Monument, at Wapole, N. H., Oct. 11, 1854. By 
Henry W. Bellows. With an Appendix, containing 
an account of the Family Meeting. New York : 
John A. Gray, printer, 95 and 97 Cliff Street, Cor. 
Frankfort. 1855. Pages 125. 

The illustrations, etc., are a view of the monument of Col. Bel- 
lows and two pages of inscriptions thereon, a colored plate of arms, 
and tabular pedigree. There is no attempt to trace an English ped- 
igree. Even those who consider genealogical works dry reading, 
will.find in the animated descriptions of the mode of life and tone of 
society a hundred years ago, with which this book is enriched, a 
most interesting field of study. 

96 American Genealogist. [1855. 

Genealogical Sketch of the Bird Family, having its 
origin in Hartford, Conn. Hartford : Elihu Geer. 
1855. Pages 24. 

This little pamphlet contains quite an outline of the family de- 
scendants from Thomas Bird of Hartford. He left sons Joseph and 
James ', but of the descendants of Joseph only two bearing the name 
were known to the author. Thomas Bird, son of James, was of 
Avon, and had three sons, John, Joseph, Jonathan, from whom have 
come those bearing the name, some fifty in all. The family must be 
one of the smallest on our records. 

Letters and Papers relating chiefly to the Provincial 
History of Pennsylvania, with some Notices of the 
Writers. Privately printed. Philadelphia: Crissey 
& Markley, printers. 1855. 2 vols. Pages 138 and 312. 

The first volume consists of genealogical notes concerning the 
writers of the letters, prepared by Thomas Baleh, Esq., of Philadel- 
phia, one of the most learned antiquaries of the state. The families 
here noticed are the Shippen, and others connected with it. The 
first of the name was Edward of Boston, 1668, whose brother was 
William Shippen, rector of Stockport, county of Chester; he became 
a Quaker and was first mayor of Philadelphia. The Francis family 
commences with Philip, mayor of Plymouth, Eng., whose grandson, 
Tench F., was uncle of Sir Philip F., whose name appears so often 
in the Junius controversy. Tench Francis settled at Philadelphia, 
and his great-grandson was governor of Khode Island. The Swifts, 
McCalls, Willings (of whom Charles W. was great-grandson of Har- 
rison and Mayne, two of the regicides, and great-grandfather of 
Lady Ashburton), Jacksons, Sterlings and Byrds are here recorded, 
and form in fact a very admirable outline of the pedigrees of the 
most noted Pennsylvania families. Of the letters it is impossible to 
say much, because the editor has restricted the circulation of his 
work, and his wishes ought to be respected. They will be of great 
service to the future historian. 

The Life of Esther de Berdt, afterwards Esther Reed of Pennsyl- 
vania. Privately printed. Philadelphia: G. Sherman, printer, 1853. 

This is a volume of family letters written about the date of the 
Kevolution, and probably edited by W. B. Reed, Esq. 

1855.] American Genealogist. 97 

The Sheldon Magazine ; or, a Genealogical List of the 
Sheldons in America, with biographical and His- 
torical Notes, and Notices of other Families with 
which this intermarried. "By Rev. Henry Olcott 
Sheldon. Loudonville, Ashland Co., Ohio. 1855. 
8vo, pp. 112. 

This work, of which four parts have been published, is a list of 
names or outline of a promised genealogy, issued for the purpose of 
corrections, and is therefore only to be considered as a collection of 
genealogical items. I believe the genealogy is soon to appear. 
The first part published in June, 1855, contains pp. 1-28; the 
second, Jan., 1857, pp. 28 - 55 ; the third, April, 1857, pp. 55 - 82 ; 
and the fourth, Oct., 1857, pp. 82 - 122. There are duplicate pages 
bearing the same number. A notice in the fourth number informs 
us that another number will complete what was intended to be pub- 
lished " in this edition of the list. " 

Register of Families settled at the Town of Medford, 
Mass. Compiled by W. H. Whitmore. Reprinted 
from the History of Medford, by Rev. Charles 
Brooks. Boston : Printed by John Wilson & Son. 
1855. Pages 96. 

This register was prepared for the history of the town, and it com- 
prises all the records previous to 1750, in relation to the principal 
families. The limits prescribed did not admit of a more complete 
transcript, though in many cases, the genealogies are traced to the 
present generation. The more extended genealogies in this book 
are those of the following families : Albree, Blanchard, Bradshaw, 
Brooks, Cradock, Francis, Hall, Reeves, Royal, Tufts, Turell, Usher, 
Wade, Willis and Whitmore. The last twenty pages are given to 
an account of the Whitmores, considerably enlarged from the record 
given in the history ; it has been already noticed as a separate pub- 
lication. About one hundred copies of this edition were issued, and 
it contains a number of engravings from the History of Medford. 


98 American Genealogist. [1855. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of the 
Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, 
Massachusetts. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M., Mem- 
ber of New England "Historic-Genealogical Society. 
Boston : Press of Damrell & Moore. 1855. 8vo, 
pp. 264. 

These genealogies are very copious and exact, but some of the 
traditions recorded must be read with due allowance, especially those 
on the derivation of families from English stock, for few writers of 
equal ability have recorded more unreliable stories. On his own 
ground however of facts and dates here, Mr. Morse is excelled by no 
genealogist. The principal families noticed in this book are those of 
Adams, Bullard, Clark, Coolidge, Cutler, Daniel, Fitch, Harding, 
Hill, Holbrook, Leland, Morse, Partridge, Perry, Phipps, Kichard- 
son, Rockwood, Sanger, Twitchel, Whitney and Wood. The illus- 
trations are portraits of John Quincy Adams, Charles Adamg 
Bullard, Otis Bullard, Rev. Amos Clark, Rev. Charles Fitch, Ed- 
ward Holbrook, Joseph, Abner and Dr. Horatio Holbrook, Joseph 
Phipps, Rev. Zedekiah Sanger, and coats of arms of Phipps and 
Holbrook, the former being that of Gov. Phips, whose nephew 
settled at Wrentham, the latter in no way connected with the fam- 
ily here. 

This work was published again in 1856, with a new title page, 
and additions, pp. 265 - 340. Pages 53-7 were also remodeled, and 
seven pages of new matter inserted between pp. 57 - 8, all relating to 
the Bullards. The illustrations also are very different, being por- 
traits of George and John Bullard, Elihu Cutler, Timothy Fisk, 
Charles Fitch, John G. Holbrook, Abner Morse and Joseph Phipps ; 
and a map of Sherborn, view of Mt. Hollis Seminary, and the fight 
at Medway. 

As the reader will observe, Mr. Morse has been one of the most 
diligent and useful genealogists of the day, and this record shows on 
every page that he has neglected no probable source of information. 
His habit of publishing a few pages of additions and binding them 
in a small number of his large histories, renders it impossible almost 
to describe his works accurately. 

Rev. Mr. Morse writes thus to a friend under date Oct. 8, 1861 : 
" In my History of Slierhorn and Holliston, I have given the gene- 
alogy of all the families who settled in those places between 165-4 
and 1800, and of several families down to 1854. I have collected 

1855.] American Genealogist. 99 

the Fay race with a view to publication in a volume by itself. My 
second volume of the Descendants of several Ancient Puritans, now 
being completed, will include the Brigham, the Hapgood, Frary, 
Pettee and Hewins races. My third volume is finished with a sup- 
plement to the Richards ra(?e, and is confined to the several races of 
the name of Richards. " 

Family Memorials. Genealogies of the Families and 
Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, 
Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston ; to 
which is appended the early history of the town. 
With illustrations, maps, and notes. By Henry 
Bond, M. D. Boston : Little, Brown & Co., etc. 
1855. 2 vols. Svo, pp. 1094. 

This work is by far the largest and most important town history 
yet issued. Nearly one thousand pages, very olosely printed, are de- 
voted to the genealogy of the Watertown settlers, tracing their pos- 
terity to the present time, and in almost every instance embracing 
an account of the descendants not resident in that town. It would 
be useless to attempt to give proper praise to this immense work, 
which could only have been produced by a person of great industry, 
perseverance, and judgment, careless of expense or labor. 

The families especially noticed are, in the first volume, those of 
Allen, Barnard, Bemis, Bigelow, Biscoe, Bond, Bowman, Bridge, 
Bright, Browne, Child, Coolidge (and Wigglesworth), Cutler, Cut- 
ting, Dix, Easterbrook, Fiske, Flagg, Garfield, Goddard, Gove, 
Hagar, Hammond, Harrington, Hastings, Hoar, Hyde, Jennison, 
Jones, Kimball, Lawrence, Learned, Livermore, Mason, Mixer, 
Morse, Norcross, Park, Parkhurst, Pierce, Sanderson, Sanger, Sher- 
man, Smith, Spring, Stearns, (Stone, Talbot, Bellows, Johnson, 
Redington, Sparhawk, Newcomb, Pratt — all in appendices to 
Stearns), Stone, Stratton, Tarball, Thornton, Upham, Warren, Wel- 
lington, White, Whitney, Woodward and Wyman. 

In the second volume will be Jbund additions and corrections, 
chiefly in the names of Barstow, Biscoe, Bond, Bowman, Boylston, 
Bright, Brooks, Browne, Chester, Coolidge, Dix, Eddy, Eyre, Fiske, 
Fuller, Goldstone, Hammond, Harris, Hastings, Hubbard, Jennison, 
Lawrence, Oldham, Park, Phillips (White, Abbot, Jewitt, Spooner, 
Tillinghast, Quincy-all in appendices to Phillips), Saltonstall, 

100 Amekican Genealogist. [1855. 

Spring, Stearns, Stone, Warren, Whitmore, Whitney, Whittemore 
and Woodward. 

The volumes are each arranged alphabetically, and contain short 
notices of many other names, besides the great number inserted in 
the text, as descendants in the female line. 

Mr. Bond was enabled to have access to the collections of Mr. 
Somerby, and thus to give the English pedigree of several of these 
settlers. We give the names of those concerning whom there is 
full proof here given. The Barstows were from Shelf, a parish of 
Halifax, county of York; the Bonds are traced to Jonas Bond of 
Bury St. Edmunds, county of Suffolk ; the Brights and Groldstones 
to the same place, the former family being traced to John Bright 
who died in 1545. The Brownes, descended from two brothers 
Richard and Abraham and their nephew John, were from a family 
settled at Swan Hall, county of Suffolk, and Stamford, county of 
Lincoln. The Bigelows were from Wrentham, county of Suffolk, 
and earlier from Cheshire, the name being Baguly. Leonard 
Chester, progenitor of the family here, was from a good family, set- 
tled at Blaby, county of Leicester. Ephraim Child was a near rela- 
tive of the Bonds, and no doubt from the same locality. The 
Coolidges are here traced with all desirable probability to the Cool- 
edge or Colynge family, of Cottenham, county of Cambridge ; and the 
Goddards are known to have come from London. The Saltonstalls 
are descended from Sir Bichard S., whose grandfather was Gilbert 
Saltonstall of Halifax, county of York, and whose uncle was lord 
mayor of London, 1597. 

Mr. Bond gives, at the end of the second volume, much valuable 
information concerning the early history of the town, and its first 
settlers. Watertown has always been a colonizing town ; in 1634 - 
5, many went to Connecticut and settled Wethersfield, and after- 
wards Stamford, Milford, and Branford ; in 1636, many settled at 
Dedham, and in 1637, Sudbury; whilst Concord, Lancaster and 
Martha's Vineyard were largely increased by emigrants from this 

These volumes contain portraits of Sir Richard Saltonstall, Thomas 
Bond, Thomas Bright, Moses Brown, William Coolidge Richards, 
Benjamin Goddard, Samuel Phillips and John Phillips, besides 
several woodcuts of residences, sepulchral monuments, coats of arms, 
and maps. 

Dr. Bond was born at Watertown, but he resided the last forty 
years of his life at Philadelphia, where he was highly esteemed. By 

1856.] American Genealogist. 101 

his will he left to the New England Historic-Genealogical Society his 
very valuable collection of manuscripts, and about one thousand un- 
bound copies of the History of Watertown. The society appointed 
a board of trustees to attend to the sale of the history, and a second 
edition has accordingly been issued with a memoir of the author, by 
Horatio Gates Jones, Esq. A portrait of the author was also 


Amort. Amory Amistad. Boston : Printed by Button 
& Wentworth No. 37 Congress St. 1856. 8vo, 
pp. 30. 

This account of the Amory family is a reprint from the Register, 
X, 59 (1856), with many additions, chiefly biographical. Only 
twenty-seven copies were printed in this form, and it is of course ex- 
tremely rare. The family is traced to Thomas Amory of Somerset- 
shire, whose eldest son Thomas Amory of Galy, county of Kerry, 
removed thither probably on his marriage with the daughter of the 
nineteenth Lord Kerry, and was grandfather of Thomas Amory, au- 
thor of the Life of John Buncle. Jonathan, youngest son of the 
first Thomas, removed to South Carolina, and was speaker of the leg- 
islature and treasurer of the province. Thomas, his son, was a mer- 
chant at the Azores, but settled at Boston in 1721. Two of his sons, 
Thomas and John, left issue ; and besides descendants of the name, 
there are many by the names of Dexter, Deblois, Sohier, Davis, Cod- 
man, Cunningham, Lowell, Jeffries, and Prescott. The family has 
been one of the highest social position in Boston since the time of 
John and Jonathan, who were great merchants before and during the 
Revolution. In the second volume of the Heraldic Journal (Bos- 
ton, 1866), is a copy of a pedigree recorded at the College of Arms 
at Dublin. 

Thomas C. Amory, the writer of this pamphlet, has since published 
a very able life of his grandfather, Governor James Sullivan. 

102 American GtEnealoghst. [1856. 

A List of the Descendants of Mr. Joshua Woodman, 
who settled at Kingston, N. H., about 1736. By 
J. H. Woodman. From the Press of J. Griffin, 
Brunswick, Me. 1856. 8vo, pp. 54. 

This book is chiefly composed of a record of the descendants of 
Joshua Woodman, son of Archelaus, who was grandson of Edward 
Woodman of Newbury, 1635. There was a Hercules Woodman 
who came from Malford (probably Christian Malford, county of 
Wilts), who no doubt was the Archelaus Woodman who settled atNew- 
bury, and left no issue. As these two emigrants lived in the same 
town, and Edward had a grandson named Archelaus, it is highly 
probable that they were brothers. Edward had four sons, from whom 
have sprung a numerous progeny. This record is full only from the 
comparatively late date of Joshua's marriage in 1736, though some 
account of the other branches will here be found. 

An Imperfect List of Descendants from Job Lane, Wm. 
Lane of Dorchester, and WiUiam Lane of Boston. 
With notices of some others of the same name. 

This account fills six quarto pages, and was prepared by E. Lane, 
Esq., of Chicago, in which city it was printed in 1856, and contains 
short notices of the families of Job of Maiden, and William of Bos- 
ton, but a very good account of the Dorchester and Hingham family. 
Elsewhere will be found an account of Job Lane and his family ; he 
is here said to have been from Dorchester, Eng., but no authority is 
quoted. Gen. Joseph Lane of Oregon, and Gen. James H. Lane of 
Kansas, names familiar to politicians, are here said to be sons of 
Amos Lane of Westchester, N. Y., but the previous pedigree is 

[Descendants of Matthew Griswold.] 4 to, pp. 6. 

There is no date or author's name to this pamphlet, which was 
printed by Raod, 148 Lake street, Chicago; but it was probably 
issued in 1856, and presumably is to be attributed to E. S. Lane, 
the author of a similar genealogy of the Lanes. It contains many 
names but very few dates. 

1856.] American Genealogist. 103 

A Historical and Genealogical Record of the Descend- 
ants of Timothy Rockwood. Born in Medway, 
July 5, 1727. Died in Holliston, Feb. 21, 1806. 
Compiled from Authentic Sources. By E. L. Rock- 
wood. Boston, Mass. : Published by the Compiler. 
1856. 12mo, pp. 146 and v. 

This record comprises only one branch of the Rockwood family, 
Timothy being grandson of John R., who was a grandson of Richard 
Rocket or Rockwood of Dorchester and Braintree. A valuable gen- 
ealogy of other branches of this family will be found in Morse's His- 
tory of HolUston and Sherborn. This record seems very complete 
for the limited extent embraceed in its plan, and contains the de- 
scendants in the female line, as well as those of the name of Rock- 
wood; the biographies contain many particulars of the individuals 
cited, of interest chiefly to relatives. The frontispiece is a view of 
the old homestead. This book was printed at Boston by Bazin & 
Chandler. The reader will note the error of genealogical in more 
places in this book probably than in any other extant. The index 
is very good. 

A Family Record of the Descendants of Sergt. Edward 
HiNMAN, who first appeared at Stratford in Con- 
necticut about 1650. Collected from State, Colony, 
Town and Church Records ; also from old Bibles 
and aged people. By R. R. Hinman, Esq., of New 
York. 1856. 

This is the sixth part of Mr. Hinman's Puritan Settlers of Con- 
necticut, of which it forms pp. 805-884; but as it is also issued 
separately with a title page I notice it here. It has been supposed 
that Edward Inman, an early settler of Providence, R. I., was iden- 
tical with the above Edward Hinman, but such the author states is 
not the case. Mr. Hinman, however, considers the names Inman 
and Hinman to have the same origin. The illustrations are portraits 
of the author, of E. Hinman, and of Col. John E. Hinman of Utica, 
N. Y. ; and the coat of arms of Inman, as described by Burke, but 
which is here called Hinman. The genealogy is very thoroughly 

104 American Genealogist. [1856. 

An Account of the Temple Family, with Notes and 
Pedigree of the Family of Bowdoin. Reprinted 
from the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, with Corrections and Additions, by W. H. 
Whitmore. Boston : Printed for private circulation 
only, by Button & "Wentworth. 1856. 8vo, pp. 15. 

The Temples here recorded belong to the well known English 
family, from which sprung Peter Temple of Stow, who died in 1577, 
leaving two sons, John and Anthony. This last named was ancestor 
of Sir William Temple, the famous statesman, and of the Temples, 
viscounts Palmerston. From the elder son John was descended Sir 
Thomas Temple, baronet, and the eldest line is now represented 
through female descent, by the duke of Buckingham. The baronetcy 
descended to Sir John Temple, born at Ten Hills, Maiden, Mass., 
who married a daughter oi Gov. Bowdoin of Mass., and who is 
largely noticed in the Revolutionary history. His son succeeded to 
the title ; his daughter married the Hon. Thomas L. Winthrop. 
This record contains much new matter from family papers, and in- 
cludes notes on the Nelson and Emmett families. In the third and 
fourth volumes of the Herald and Genealogist (London, 1866), are 
several articles on the Temples, adding much to our previous know- 
ledge. The Heraldic Journal^ vol. ll, has also some new items. 
The BowDOiNS are descended from Pierre Baudouin, a Huguenot, 
whose grandson was governor of Massachusetts ', and the college at 
Brunswick, Me., perpetuates the name. No legitimate descendants 
of James, son of Pierre, now remain bearing the name of Bowdoin, 
but John, a younger son of the emigrant, removed to Virginia, and 
the family still. flourishes there. Several of the descendants of Sir 
John Temple have assumed the name of Bowdoin, according to the 
will of James B., son of the governor. 

Thomas Judd and his Descendants. By Sylvester 
Judd, of Northampton, Mass. Northampton : Printed 
by J. & L. Metcalf. 1856. 8vo, pp. 112. 

This is an admirable account of the family descended from 
Thomas Judd of Cambridge, 1634, Hartford, 1636, and Farming- 
ton, Conn., 1644. He was a deputy to the general court many 
times, deacon of the church at Farmington, and a large proprietor of 

1856.] American Genealogist. 105 

lands there. He had six sons, all of whom have had large issue, and 
this genealogy is divided in six parts, in correspondence with this 
fact ; an index prefixed to the record enables the reader to refer to 
the diiFerent branches and generations. The names recorded amount 
to 1882. This register is very full, and well arranged, as might 
have been expected from the reputation of the author, who was the 
standard authority on all points of genealogy relating to families set- 
tled in the Connecticut valley. His son, Sylvester, was a minister 
at Augusta, Me., where he died in 1853, author of Margaret^ and 
Richard Edney, two of the most remarkable novels ever written 
by an American. 

The Worcester Family ; or the Descendants of Rev. 
William Worcester, with a Brief Notice of the 
Connecticut Wooster Family. Collected by J. F. 
Worcester, Lynn: W. W. Kellogg. Printer. 1856. 
8vo, pp. 111. 

The Rev. William Worcester was pastor of the first church at 
Salisbury, Mass., from its formation in 1638, to his death in 1662. 
He had three sons who left issue, viz : Samuel, William, and Moses : 
the former being the progenitor of the branch traced in this book 
in a very complete manner. At p. 87 will be found a partial record 
of the descendants of Moses, which the compiler has not had the 
material to finish. Pages 107-8 contain a few generations of the 
family of Edward Wooster of Milford and Derby, Conn., but no con- 
nection is known to exist between the two emigrants, Edward and 
William. There have been several ministers in the family of Samuel 
Worcester, and in this book are portraits of the Kev. Noah of Thorn- 
ton, N. H., and the Rev. Samuel of Salem; another distinguished 
member of the family is Joseph E. Worcester, the compiler of the 
well known dictionaries. An engraving of a coat of arms is given, 
according to a memorandum found among the papers of the Rev. 
Francis W. of Hollis, who was born in 1698 ; the age of the document 
is much in favor of its validity. 

Historical Sketch and Genealogy of George and 
Thomas Geer, from 1621 to 1856. By James Geer. 
Hartford : Elihu Geer, printer and stationer. 1856. 
12mo, pp. 81. 

For these emigrants, tradition claims a descent from John Geer 
of Hevitree, county of Devon, or from a family settled at Shoreham 

106 American Genealogist. [1856. 

in the same county ; but no proof is found of either report. Part I, 
pp. 21-78, relate to the issue of George Geer of New London, Conn., 
subdividing the account into six parts, in each of which one of the 
sons of George is considered the head and his descendants are 
numbered from him. These records begin as follows : Jonathan, p. 
22; Joseph, p. 27; Daniel, p. 33; Robert, p. 38; Isaac, p. 61 ; 
Jeremiah, p. 74. Part ii gives us the family of Thomas Geer of 
Enfield, whose only son Shubael was married in 1703, a fact which 
will account for the small number of descendants recorded in this 
branch. The genealogy makes a very neat little record, and is ap- 
parently quite full. The frontispiece is a Geer coat of arms, printed 
in colors ; but of course as no pedigree is found of the emigrant, the 
family here can have no right to the arms. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Families of Lawrences, 
with a direct male line from Sir Robert Lawrence 
of Lancashire, A. D. 1190 : down to John Law- 
rence of Watertown, A. D. 1636 : with notices of 
others of same name in different states. By Mercy 
Hale, Stowe, Mass. Boston : Printed for the Author. 
1856. 8vo, pp. 20. 

This pamphlet relates of one branch chiefly, that of which Amos 
Lawrence of Fitchburg was the head. His descendants are recorded 
both in the male and female lines, and the work speaks well for the 
perseverance of the compiler, who is, moreover, exempted by her 
sex from any harsh criticism. 

Genealogy of the Sanborn Family. By Nathan San- 
born, M. D., Henniker, N. H. From the N. Eng- 
land Hist. & Gen. Register, July and October, 1856. 
Boston: Printed by H. W. Button & Son. 1856. 
8vo, pp. 21. 

It is supposed that the name of Sanborn, is a corruption of that 
of Samhorn, which is still to be found in England, though no con- 
nection can be traced to the family herein recorded, descended from 
John and William S. of Hampton. The record here given is a very 
well arranged genealogy, in the strict meaning of the term, enumer- 
ating over six hundred and fifty of the name. The members of the 
family have formed an Association, of which Dr. Sanborn is record- 

1856.] American Genealogist. 107 

ing secretary, and farther publications are promised, though none, I 
believe, have yet been issued. An English coat of arms is given on 
p. 1, as a matter of curiosity solely, copied from Burke's Armory. 

A Memoir, Biographical and Genealogical, of Sir John 
Leverett, Knt., Governor of Massachusetts, 1673- 
79 ; of Hon. John Leverett, F. R. S. Judge of the 
Supreme Court, and President of Harvard College ; 
and of the Family generally. Boston : Crosby, 
Nichols & Co. 1856. 8vo, pp. 203. 

Thomas Leverett, unquestionably of a good family and an alder- 
man of Boston, England, came hei-e in 1633, in company with Rev. 
John Cotton. He was highly esteemed in his new home, and dying 
in 1650, left issue : Jane, who probably died unmarried, Annie, wife 
of Isaac Addington, and one son John. Pages 31-48 are devoted 
to the descendants of Addington, in the female line, Isaac Jun., the 
only son, dying s. p., being in the names of Davenport, Townsend, 
Sale, Hickling, Mosely, &c. John Leverett married first Hannah, 
daughter of Ralph Hudson, by whom he had an only son, and secondly 
Sarah Sedgwick. In 1644 he went to England, and served under 
Cromwell, returning to Boston about 1648, and filled various important 
and honorable offices, being agent to England, speaker of the house, 
major-general, deputy-governor, and governor. He was knighted by 
Charles II, but probably never assumed the title, and dying in 1679, 
was honored by the universal regret of the colony. Three portraits 
of him have been preserved, two of which are engraved for this re- 
cord. His only son, Hudson, did not attain to any distinction ; but 
the descendants of his daughters here recorded, Cookes, Saltonstalls, 
Hubbards, Dudleys, Olivers, and others, have been among our most 
prominent citizens. John, son of Hudson Leverett, became speaker, 
councillor, judge of probate and of the superior court, and president 
of Harvard College. He was twice married, but left no sons : his 
descendants being now in the Denison and Rogers Family. Thomas 
Leverett the other son of Hudson L. and sole heir male, was a sur- 
geon and died young, leaving an only son Knight Leverett, who had 
issue John and Thomas. The latter was father of Benjamin, and 
grand-father of the author of this book — Rev. Charles Edward Lev- 
erett, rector of Prince William's parish, South Carolina. A brother 
of the author was Frederic Percival L., a distinguished scholar, 
principal of the Latin School at Boston, and compiler of the well 
known Latin Lexicon which bears his name. A good portrait and 

108 American Genealogist. [1866. 

memoir will be found in this book. We have been a little more ex- 
plicit in our notice of this family, since there are others of the name 
not descended from Thomas. The genealogy is very fall, and a tab- 
ular pedigree inserted at p. 193, renders it very easy of examina- 
tion. The notes on the marriages are very interesting, as are the 
biographies and family documents. 

The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family 
of KiLBOURN (in its varied orthography) . By Payne 
Kenyon Kilbourne, A. M., member of the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society. New Ha- 
ven : Durrie & Peck. 1856. 8vo, pp. 488. 

We have already noticed the first form in which Mr. Kilbourne's 
collections were published. Some seven years afterwards he tells us, 
he found in a volume of Wills from the Register of Bury St. Ed- 
munds, published by the Camden Society, an incidental notice of 
certain persons of the name located, early in the seventeenth cen- 
tury, at Wood Ditton, county of Cambridge, Eng., and searches at 
that place proved that this was the birth place of Thomas Kilborne, 
the emigrant. Pages 9-33 contain notes relative to different per- 
sons and places in England bearing the Kilburn name, of little use 
to the genealogist, but indications of the patient and continued labor 
of the compiler; and some interpolated pages; 34 — 38, are devoted 
to extracts from English parish records; pp. 39-46, are like the 
first notes, and pp. 47-53, give us the records at Wood Ditton, and 
an account of a visit to it. with an engraving of the church there ; 
pp. 54-72, contain more biographies and registers; pp. 33 — 38, 
contain the genealogy of the issue of Thomas Kilbourn in the line 
of his son John, and this part of the book is enlivened by the intro- 
duction of biographies and anecdotes to a greater degree than are 
most of our family histories ; pp. 339 - 3B5, are given to the posterity 
of George, another son of Thomas, who settled at Rowley, Mass., but 
owing to the difficulty of obtaining information this part is much 
inferior in extent to the preceding. Several appendices follow, con- 
taining memoranda of interest, and the volume closes with a very 
complete index. 

1856.] American Genealogist. 109 

The Neal Record : being a list of the Descendants of 
John Neale, one of the early settlers of Salem, 
Mass. Compiled by Theodore Augustus Neal. 
Boston : Henry W. Button & Son, Printers. 1856. 
8vo, pp. 30. 

This is an account of the issue of one of the name only, of those 
here at an early date ; of the other emigrants, Henry of Braintree is 
credited with twenty-one children, and Walter of New Hampshire is 
thought to have been the ancestor of the family in that state : so 
that the present list covers but a small portion of the bearers of the 
name. Mr Neal thinks his ancestor may have belonged to the 
Neales of Dean, county of Bedford, because one of that family mar- 
ried a cousin of Oliver Cromwell, and there is a tradition in his fam- 
ily of their descent from the protector. We do not put any reliance 
however on this coincidence, less even than the author, because we 
have found the same report in other families, and because the error 
admits of any easy solution, as there were several Cromwells in New 
England, one being a settler at Salem. There is a folding sheet 
pedigree at the commencement of the book ; and the appearance of 
the whole is neat and workmanlike. The plan is substantially that 
used in the Register. 

Record of the Coe Family, 1596 - 1856. New York : 
John A. Gray's Fire-Proof Printing Office, 16 and 
18 Jacob St. 1856. 8vo, pp. 14. 

The author of this little pamphlet. Rev. David B. Coe, D. D., 
does not claim for it the merit of completeness, but to preserve an 
outline of the family history, he published such portions of the in- 
formation he had gained as might enable others to trace their de. 
scent from Robert Coe of Stamford, Conn. This Robert was of 
Watertown, but went to Wethersfield with the party that colonized 
that town. He was also a leader in the division at the latter place, 
settled at Stamford, then went to Newtown, L. I., and finally rested 
at Jamaica, L. I. He was a magistrate and evidently one of the 
leading men in the colony. He left three sons, from whom has 
sprung a numerous progeny. The contents of this book are strictly 
of a genealogical nature, but are clearly arranged and full in respect 
to dates. 

110 American Genealogist. [1856. 

Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family 
History of some of the First Settlers of Connecti- 
cut and Massachusetts. By the late Nathaniel 
Goodwin. Hartford : F. A. Brown. 1856. 8vo, pp. 

This work contains a selection from his collections made by Judge 
Goodwin, just previous to his death, and now published in charge of 
Charles J. Hoadly, Esq., state librarian. The families here traced 
are those of Blakeman, Chester, Clark, Case, Dwight, Edwards, 
Groodrich, Goodwin, Gurley, Hollister, Hopkins, Ingersoll, Jones, 
Judson, Kent, Lord, Mather, Metcalf, Mygatt, Nott, Porter, 
Sedgwick, Smith, Spencer, Stone, Storrs, Terry, Treat, Ward, 
Webster, Wells, and Whiting. 

It is hardly necessary to add that these genealogies are clear, full, 
and in every respect satisfactory. None of our authors have ever 
excelled Mr. Goodwin in the method of displaying their aquisitions, 
and no one probably was so familiar as he, with the early records of 
his state. There is a good memoir of him in this volume prepared 
by his friend, Henry Barnard, Esq., from which we learn that his 
upright character and unceasing industry obtained for him a large 
share of the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens He was 
long time clerk and judge of probate for Hartford, and his antiqua- 
rian zeal was not only here encouraged, but it was of great service 
to the public. He was one of the original incorporators of the Con- 
necticut Historical Society, and at the time of his death, was vice- 
president of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. 

Genealogical History with Short Sketches and Family 
Records of the Early Settlers of West Simsbury, 
now Canton, Conn. By Abiel Brown, Esq., with 
an Introductory and Commendatory Notice by 
Rev. J. Burt. Hartford: Press of Case, Tiffany 
& Co. 1856. 8vo, pp. 151. 

The families recorded in this very accurate and interesting book 
are those of Adams, Alford, Bacon, Bronson, Brown, Barber, 
Buel, Case, Curtis, Dyer, Everest, Foote, Garret, Hill, Humphrey, 
Higly, Mills, Moses, Merrell, Messinger, Phelps, Segur, and Wilcox. 

It is much to be regretted that the author did not give full dates, 

1857.] American Genealogist. Ill 

as he has given us only the year and not added the day and month ; 
it will however be of much service to those tracing Connecticut 


Genealogy of the descendants of Several Ancient 
Puritans by the names of Adams, Bullard, Hol- 
BROOK, RocKWooD, SANGER, Grout, Goulding and 
TwiTCHELL. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M. Boston : 
Printed for the Author. 1857. 8vo, pp. 358. 

This is the first volume of a series. It contains the Adams, 
Bullard, Holbrook, Kockwood, and Sanger families, reprinted from 
the author's History of Sherborn, Holliston and Medway, and appar- 
ently with the same types, though additions to the several families 
are made, sometimes to the extent of two or three pages. To these 
are added the Grout, Goulding, and Twitchell families, which are 
but slightly noticed in the history. There are three coats of arms, 
viz. : those of certain Grout, Holbrook, and Rockwood families ; but 
they probably do not belong to the families here. There are also 
20 portraits, viz. : of J. Q. Adams; A., Hon. H. M., Rev. Malachi, 
and John Bullard; J. G., Jno. C, and Amos Holbrook; Ebenezer, 
and Rev. Otis Rockwood ; L. D. Gale, Mrs. Abigail (Grout) Hale, 
Harry Hale, Harry Grout, Jonathan Grout, Rev. Geo. G. Hapgood, 
Geo. Sprague, Capt. Peter Almon, and Genery Twitchell; and an 
outline profile of Hon. Jonathan Grout. To some copies of this vol- 
ume the author's Litchfield Genealogy (1855) is added. 

Chief of the Pilgrims ; or the Life and Time of William 
Brewster, Ruling Elder of the Pilgrim Company 
that founded New Plymouth, the Parent Colony 
of New England, in 1620. By the Rev. Ashbel 
Steele, A. M., Washington City. Illustrated with 
five steel and four other engravings. Philadelphia : 
• J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1857. Pages 416. 

We learn from the preface, that at a meeting of the descendants 
of William Brewster, held in 1853, a committee was appointed to 
procure the publication of a biography of the pilgrim, and that Mr. 
Steele, who had already made some collections, was accordingly 

112 American Genealogist. [1857. 

chosen to do the work. This biography contains probably all that 
is now known concerning Brewster, the valuable portions being 
those taken from Mr. Hunter's Founders, and Bradford's History ; 
Mr. Hunter has informed us that William Brewster was of Scrooby, 
county of Notts ; but farther back in the pedigree than his supposed 
father William B , nothing is yet known. The author says an old 
coat of arms is preserved in a family at Portsmouth, N. H., the same 
as that borne by the Brewsters of Wrentham, county of Suffolk. 

Mr. Steele promises another volume of the genealogy of the de- 
scendants of William Brewster, and consequently gives only the par- 
ticulars of the sons and daughters of the elder. Yet even in this 
generation he seems to have been led into error, as at p. 350 he 
gives a place to Wrestling Brewster, who, all accounts agree in say- 
ing, died unmarried ; but who is here placed at the head of a New 
Hampshire branch. Mr. Savage, in his Dictionary, declares this 
pedigree to be fictitious, founded on deeds and accounts forged during 
the last century, and his authority will be held suflBcient by all. 

He makes the New Hampshire family spring from a John Bruster 
of Portsmouth, 1665,and probably earlier. There was also a Francis 
Brewster of New Haven, early, and a Nathaniel, probably his son, 
descendants of whom are still to be found on Long Island. 

As the coat of arms before mentioned is found in the family whose 
origin is thus disputed, it can hardly be considered of any authority 
in tracing the English pedigree ; and I believe the name of Brewster 
is far from being an uncommon one in England. 

A Brief Genealogy of the Whipple Family ; compiled 
for Oliver Mayhew Whipple, Esq., of Lowell. 1857. 
[On reverse of title, Compiled by John H. Boutelle, 
of Woburn. Printed by E. D. Green & Co., Lowell.] 
Large 12mo, pp. 36. 

Matthew and John Whipple, brothers, were early settled at Ips- 
wich, and were the ancestors of a large and esteemed family in New 
England. This record contains a portion of these descendants, 
though those sprung from Matthew occupy the greater part of the 
book; the register is not very convenient for reference, as no plan of 
cross enumeration is used, though for this the author is not to blame. 
Still the early generations of both branches are well traced, and 
some very valuable extracts from wills and deeds are given, which 
correct previous errors. In a notice of this work in the Register 
(xi, 360), I noted some corrections of statements of mine in the 

1857.] American Genealogist. 118 

Lane Genealogy. Elder John Whipple, the emigrant, had a son 
John who married Martha Reyner, and by her had Susanna, who 
married her second cousin, John Lane. A brother of this Susanna 
was Major Matthew W., whose grandson, William, was a signer of 
the Declaration of Independence, and brigadier general at the cap- 
ture of Burgoyne. As John and Matthew are names used in both 
branches of the family, this book needs to be carefully examined 
by those wishing to identify one of the name. The record from 
Elder John occupies pp. 29 - 34 ; and on the latter page is a note 
concerning the Whipples of Rhode Island, sprung from a David W., 
probably not related to the foregoing. Felt's History of Ipswich no- 
tices several of the name, but confuses the families, that should be 
collated with this genealogy. 

Hoyt Family. A Genealogical History of John Hoyt 
of Salisbury, and David Hoyt of Deerfield (Massa- 
chusetts), and their Descendants: with Some Ac- 
count of the Earlier Connecticut Hoyts, and an 
Appendix containing the Family Record of William 
Barnes of Salisbury, a List of the First Settlers of 
Salisbury and Amesbury, etc. By David W. Hoyt, 
member of the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Society. Boston : C. Benjamin Richardson, 
1857. 8vo, pp. 144. 

The title of this volume renders any long explanation of its con- 
tents unnecessary. The greater portion, pp. 15-122, is devoted to 
the family of John Hoyt, and it is in all respects a thorough, well 
arranged work, creditable to the author. The introduction contains 
an account of the early settlers in New England of the name, and 
the author shows a commendable judgment in his estimate of the 
traditions and coats of arms preserved in the family. The illustra- 
tions are portraits of A. Gr. Hoit, the artist, and David Starr Hoyt, 
who served in Mexico under Gen. Scott, and was killed during the 
Kansas troubles; and an engraving of an old house in Deerfield, 
long occupied by the Hoyts. 


114 Ameuican Genealogist. [1857. 

Origin and Genealogy of the American Hildreths ; a 
Letter to D. M. Hildreth, Esq., New Orleans, from 
Richard Hildreth. [From the New England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register.] Boston : Henry 
W. Button & Son, Printers. 1857. Pages 8. 

This little pamphlet gives considerable information concerning the 
family, tracing it from Richard H. of Woburn, 1643, and afterwards 
of Chelmsford, Mass. The bearers of the name have resided in that 
town, at Westford, Dracut, and Methuen ; and branches have spread 
out into New Hampshire and Vermont, Ohio, Long Island, and Vir- 
ginia, Nothing is known of the family of the emigrant before he 
came here. 

Memoranda relating to the Lane, Retner and Whip- 
ple Families, , Yorkshire and Massachusetts. Re- 
printed from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for April and July, 1857. 
By W. H. Whitmore. Boston : Henry W. Button 
& Son, Printers. 1857. 8vo, pp. 24. 

This is a collection of very curious and valuable papers preserved 
in the Lane family, relating to some property owned by the Reyners 
and Lanes in Yorkshire. Job Lane of iNIalden, married a daughter 
of the Rev. John Reyner of Plymouth, Mass., a minister of good re- 
pute here, who emigrated with his brother, Humphrey R., from 
Gildersome, county of York. His wife was of the family of Boyes 
of Edgton, county of York; one brother was killed near Leeds in 
1643, at Seacroft fight, and others lived near Grildersome, as did the 
Reyners. Job Lane purchased from his brother-in-law, Jachin 
Reyner, all his right, and the earliest and most important of these 
letters are from John Dickinson of Gildersome, whose wife was prob- 
ably a niece of John Reyner, and who writes many interesting items 
about the family and property. The Rev. Peter Prudden, born at 
Edgton, married Joanna Boyes, sister of Reyner's wife, and two 
other sisters seem to have married, respectively, Robinson, and 
Symonds. This case is, perhaps, the only one in New England, 
where a family kept any property in England, from the first settle- 
ment here till after the Revolution. The Lane family has remained 
settled mainly at Bedford, Mass., and is connected with the Whip- 

1857. J AmKIUOAN (JKNiahOdlST. 115 

j)I(is, Wliif.iuonis, I*ii|;(is, OliiuidlorH, find oIIkm-h. I liiivci iilwayH Hilt, 
thimkl'iil lor liiiviii;^ Imoii tlio inoaiiH of iiinkiii;;- |)iil)li(5 (Jiosn (Iikmi- 
moiit>H, and 1 fcruHt my jj;o()d Inrliirid will Hl-imniaio oI.Ikhh U> Inuw out 
all i\M (M>lIo(i|,i()iiH ol' old papcirn ol" wliifli l.luiy may iioar. 

Mr. Dixon liaM dovoLotl iiiuoli arUiiilioii to l/lio Miil)jtu!t, of tlw) do- 
rival ion of siiriiaiiioH, and Iuih privately puldiHJiod two oditions of a 
work hoariiifj; tlio titlo, Siirnamr.s, both printod in 1H57. In tlio 
lattor will bo found Honio notoH on tlio anocwtry of tho IIomkiih. 

Hricf Mornoirol' Mk^ l''!iinily ol' Siiklton of Conriocti(;ut. 
[R('l)rin(y(Ml IVoiri Iho Now l^^iolaiid IliHloi'icai and 
(Joiicsulogical RooiHtor.] iJoston : 1857^ Pagcss T). 

'I'liiH niouioir waH pr<)[)arod by II. ilonior Dixon, I*jH(|., an<l al'tor 
niontionin;.^ Homo iuHtancos in whitjii tlio naiiio occurw on l^hi^liHh 
rocionls, iio m(!ritionn Daiiiol Slitilton of iSlratford, (lunn., I (IHO, tho 
ancoHt(tr of tho fniiiily horo. Tho gonoaloj^^y ol' (tno branoh only ia 
given, and that ib traced to the proBunt day. 

Gcnoalojijy of the Sk.'ouiinkv P'amilv. Wy IliMiiy II. 
W. Sii:;()iini('y. liosloii and ( 'itiiihridgo : tJ;tiii('H 
Muiirou & iU). iS;">7. .Svo, pp. .') I . 

Andrew Sigournoy, or Aixlro Scjoiinn'i waH one of tho lluf^uo- 
notH who came to JJoHton in KIHO, and hero coriHtitiitod a cliuroh. 
Ho had a Hon Andrew, who married Mary (Jermaiim, and had 
Andrew, Anthony, and Daniel; from wiiom is deWHinded (jiiito a 
larj^o and W(!ll known family. Tho rotijiHter of thoHo doHoondantH irt 
apparently nearly oomijleto, and iw full in datoH and well arranged. 
Two daughtoi'H of thiw A ml row .Inn., luarriod roHpootivoly Martin 
IJrinnner and Samuel Dextor, and tiieir Imhuo in re(!orded on pp. 
2U-2I. Martin iJrimmer waH born at ()Hten, near Hamburg, in 
1G97; tho name Iwih been perpetuated to tho proHont day, one of 
tho moHt diHtinguiHhed mayorn of I'onton bearing it. The notes, pp. 
22-!Jl, alHo (!<intaiii noticoH of the I'amilioH of IJiimmcsr, Hloan, .iep- 
Hon, Butler, Olivcir, Hond, Sohier, IiichoH, and Otis, all (ionneetod 
by marriage with tho BigourneyH. 

116 American Genealogist, [1857. 

The Genealagy of the Family of John Lawrence, of 
Wisset, in Suffolk, Eugland, and of Watertown and 
Groton, Massachusetts. Boston : Published for the 
Author by S. K. Whipple & Co. 1857. 8vo, pp. 

This work, the fifth we have recorded devoted to the history of 
this family, comprises a very extensive record of the descendants 
of John Lawrence in the male line, and of one generation in the 
female line. The researches of Mr. H. G. Somerby, have shown 
that John, the emigrant, was the son of Henry of Wisset, county 
of Suffolk, and that his ancestors had lived for seven generations at 
that place, and Rumburgh, in the same county. Beyond this we can 
not go, and we have discussed the English part of the pedigree in 
the review of the later edition of this book. (See under date 
of 1869.) The first twelve pages of this memoir refer to the 
English pedigree, and the record which follows is admirably ar- 
ranged and unusually full in respect to dates. The most distin, 
guished bearers of the name, probably, have been Abbott, Amos, 
Samuel, William, and Luther, sons of Samuel Lawrence of Groton- 
and of whom the first four were distinguished merchants and manu- 
facturers. A life of Amos Lawrence has been published by his son, 
and had a very large circulation. A good memoir of Abbott Law- 
rence will be found in the Register^ Oct. 1856, with a portrait and 
tabular pedigree of the family ; the latter prepared by Mr. Somerby, 
for a private edition of the life of Amos Lawrence. 

A Brief Account of the Descendants of John and Eli- 
nor Whitney of Watertown, Mass. Reprinted, 
with Additions, from the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, for April and July, 
1857. Boston : Henry W. Button & Son, Printers. 
1857. 8vo, pp. 26. 

This genealogy by Henry Austin Whitney of Boston, is mainly 
intended to trace the first three generations of the family, and is 
additional to Bond's account in the Watertown Record, correcting 
also some errors in that book. A few of the branches, especially 
of the graduates of Harvard College, are traced to the present gene- 
ration, and the book will be found of great service to any of the 

1857.] American GENEALOGtST. 117 

name who may be trying to trace out their American lineage. One 
of the most prominent members of the family was Eli Whitney, 
the inventor of the cotton gin. 

A brief Account of the Quincy Family of Boston, 
Mass. Reprinted from the New England Histori- 
cal and Genealogical Register, for January, 1857. 
With Additions and Corrections. Boston : Henry 
W. Button and Son, Printers. 1857. 8vo, pp. b. 

This little sketch I prepared originally for the Register, as one of 
the series of Biographies of Prince's Subscribers ; but a small edi- 
tion, with some changes, was afterwards published. Edmund 
Quincy, the ancestor in this country, was son of Edmund of Wigs- 
thorpe, county of Northampton. He was a freeman here in 1634, 
and received a large grant of land at Mount Wollaston, now called 
Quincy. His grandson, John, was a distinguished man, speaker of 
the house, &c. ; and another grandson was judge of the supreme 
court. This judge, Edmund, had a son of the same name, also a 
judge; and the other son was Josiah, father of the famous patriot, 
Josiah Jun. A third and fourth Josiah in the same line, are wel] 
known to my Boston readers, the elder long enjoying, in a vigorous 
old age, that respect and admiration from his fellow citizens, to 
which his important public services entitled him. A valuable addi- 
tion will be found in the Register, XI, 157. A life of Josiah Quincy 
the first mayor, by Edmund Quincy, was printed in 1867. 

The Genealogy of the Brainerd Family in the United 
States, with numerous Sketches of Individuals. By 
Rev. David D. Field, D. D., member of the Histo- 
rical Societies of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and 
Pennsylvania. New York : John F. Trow, Printer. 
1857. 8vo, pp. 303. 

The ancestor of this family was Daniel Brainerd, or Brainwood, 
of Hartford and Haddam, Conn.; and his numerous descendants 
have been located chiefly in that state. Mr. Field's record contains 
many interesting particulars of the bearers of the name, but the 
merits of his book are greatly obscured by the lack uf any arrange- 
ment, so that the amount of the information he has laboriously col- 
ected, depreciates its value. Much may be learned from his pages. 

118 American Genealogist. [1857. 

but ia many cases only by patient study. The illustrations are por- 
traits of John Gr. C. Brainerd, the poet; Rev. Thomas B., Dr. Aus- 
tin B., Ezra and Lawrence B., merchants; and Dr. Daniel B., a dis- 
tinguished surgeon at Chicago. 

Blake Family. A Genealogical History of William 
Blake of Dorchester, and his de^scendants, compris- 
ing all the descendants of Samuel and Patience 
(White) Blake. With an appendix containing 
wills, &c., of members of the family and other in- 
teresting matter. By Samuel Blake, member of 
the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, 
" One generation passeth away and another generar 
tion Cometh : but the earth abideth forever. " Bos- 
ton : Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., 184 Washington st. 
Printed by David Clapp. 1857. 8vo, pp. 140. 

This book contains the Dorchester branch of the family, with but 
slight mention of those offshoots which were settled in other towns. 
To remedy this defect in one point, I would refer the reader to a 
review of the book in the Reyister^ xi, 181, which was reprinted, 
and may occur bound up in some copies of the genealogy. I am 
free to praise the execution of the somewhat limited work which 
the author decided to perform, but must remind my readers that 
the English portion of the pedigree is all wrong though Mr. Savage 
has been led into introducing it into his Dictionary. Mr. Somerby 
discovered the true history, but it has not yet been put in print. 
The book contains a view of a house built probably by James Blake 
of the second generation, and several facsimile autographs. The in- 
dex is very good, and many wills and other documents are embodied 
in the genealogy, which they strengthen and enrich. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Am- 
brose Fowler of Windsor, and Capt. Wm. Fowler 
of New Haven, Connecticut. Reprinted, with 
Additions, from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, for July, 1857. Boston : H. 
W. Dutton & Son, Printers. 1857. 8vo, pp. 27. 

This memoir contains many facts not included in the article pub- 
lished in the Register, and is a very good and well arranged genealogy 

1857.] American Genealogist. 119 

of a portion of the family bearing the name. The author gives first a 
notice of several early settlers not known to be relatives, from whom 
have sprung several distinct families of Fowlers. Pages 7-18 con- 
tain the descendants of Ambrose Fowler; pp. 19-27 record those 
of William Fowler, the latter being certainly the son of William 
Fowler, early a magistrate of the New Haven colony. It is sup- 
posed that Ambrose was another son, and that a John Fowler of 
Milford and Guilford, Conn., was a third. This genealogy is very 
compact, and is arranged on the clear plan adopted for most of the 
recent memoirs in the Register. 

The very Singular Life of John Bruen, Esquire, of 
Bruen Stapleford, Cheshire : exhibiting a variety of 
memorable and exemplary circumstances which 
may be of great utility to all persons ; but princi- 
pally intended as a precedent of Piety and Charity 
for the inhabitants of the County of Chester. By 
the Rev. William Hinde, Fellow of Queen's College 
Oxford, and Preacher of God's Word at Bunbury 
in the aforesaid county. Originally pubUshed in 
1641, by the Author's Son, Samuel Hinde ; revised, 
corrected, and republished. By William Codding- 
ton, of Chester, 1799. New York: Printed by 
Edward 0. Jenkins, No. 26 Frankfort Street. 1857. 
18mo, pp. 116. 

John Bruen, the subject of this memoir, was born in 1560 and 
died in 1625. His portrait is prefixed to the volume. To this edi- 
tion is added a preface of 4 pages and a folding tabular pedigree of 
Bruen of Bruen Stapleford. The preface gives an account of a re- 
cent visit of the editor, Alexander McWTiorter Bruen, to Bruen 
Stapleford, and closes with a brief notice of Obadiah Bruen, who is 
said by the American editor, by Savage and by others, to have been 
a son of the above John Brueu. Obadiah Bruen emigrated to this 
country, and in 1640 was admitted a freeman of Plymouth Colony, 
Thence he removed to Gloucester, Mass., and afterwards to Pequot. 
now New London, Conn., and Milford, now Newark, N. J. 

The pedigree is " taken from Ormerod's History of Cheshire and 
Records in this Country. " The first person here named is Kobert 
le Bruen of Stapleford, Anno 1230, and the last persons are the edi- 

120 American Genealogist. [1857. 

tor's cMldren (born 1851-1855) of the twenty-first generation. 
John Bruen to whose memoir this pedigree is appended, was of the 
thirteenth generation. 

Memories, Counsels, and Reflections. By an Octoge- 
nary. Addressed to his Children and Descendants, 
and printed for their use. Cambridge : Metcalf & 
Company. 1857. Pages 119. 

This volume contains two sermons by the Rev. Dan. Huntington 
of Hadley, with an autobiography and genealogical notes, &c. He 
was eighty years old Oct. 11th. 1855, and rightly estimating the 
value of his reminiscences, he has here recorded the memories of his 
long life. Tempting as the subject is, the limits of this book pre. 
vent extracts from the autobiography. In the genealogies we find 
brief notes on the Huntington, Throop, Phelps, Pitkin, Porter, and 
Whiting families, and on other families resident at Lebanon, Ct. 

As a proof of the longevity of the family we may note that the 
writer's grandfather lived to be ninety-four years of age, his father 
eighty-four, and of his father's six children, three of whom were 
living when the sermons were written, the average age was eighty- 

As a genealogy, this book was superseded by the large work pub- 
lished some six years afterwards ; as a very interesting description 
of New England life during the early part of this century its value 
is undiminished. 

A Brief Notice of the late Thomas Keyes of West 
Boylston, together with a short Historical Account 
of his Descendants, and also of his Ancestry : with 
some incidents and circumstances connected there- 
with. Worcester : Henry J. Rowland, printer No. 
245 Maine street. 1857. 12mo, pp. 15. 

The title sufficiently explains the object of this little pamphlet. 
It is a very careful record of one branch of a well known New Eng- 
land family. 

1857.] American Genealogist. 121 

The Blackstone Family : being Sketches biographi- 
cal and genealogical of William Blackstone and his 
Descendants. Norwich, Conn. Curier Office. 1857. 
8vo, pp. 43. 

These sketches were first prepared by L. M. Sargent, and pub- 
lished in the Boston Transcript. It is shown that William Black- 
stone whose name will long be preserved as the first settler within 
the limits of our Boston, moved to Rehoboth and had a son John. 
It is also clear that there are descendants of a John B., who died in 
1785 at Branford, aged 85 years. It is considered highly probable 
that these two Johns were father and son, though the exact proof 
is not attainable. 

Narrative of a Tour made into the county of Lincoln, 
in October, 1857, for the purpose of hunting up 
some Memorials of that Branch of the Hutchinson 
Family called " Hutchinson of Lincolnshire " in the 
old coat of arms on vellum. By Peter Orlando 
Hutchinson. Printed for private distribution among 
the members of the family, by John Harvey, Fore 
street, Sidmouth. 1857. Pages 26. 

This little tract was written by one of the descendants of Gov. 
Thomas Hutchinson, and records his search among the parish registers 
at Boston, Alford, Gainsborough, &c., for data in reference to his 
ancestors. It was well known that the first emigrant hither, Wil- 
liam Hutchinson, was from Alford. This search proved that his 
father was named Edward, and added many dates to the pedigree, 
but farther back the pedigree cannot be traced. In noticing two 
later works on this family we shall have more to say about the 
earlier branches. The present little book is of value mainly from 
the extracts from parish records ; and the omission of any searches 
in the will offices after so much had been gained will seem unac- 
countable to antiquaries here. As a pleasant contribution to the 
history of a noted family, the book is worthy a place in the genealo- 
gist's library. 


12 J American Genealogist. [1857. 

Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia. 
Bj Bishop Meade. In two volumes. Philadelphia : 
J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1857. 8vo, pp. 480 and 495. 

These two volumes contain a fund of information extremely valu- 
able and interesting to the genealogist. 

In these sketches of the old churches and families, the author has 
been obliged to draw a sad picture of the decay of both ; but it is 
well indeed that some one has felt impelled to gather up the memo- 
rials of the past, ere they had suffered a farther neglect. We find 
herein an account of pilgrimages to the different parishes, in which 
are recorded the remains of the past glories of the first settlers of 
Virginia. In too many cases, the historian has found the parish 
churches unroofed and decayed, the tombstones broken, or even dis- 
covered that the plough-share has obliterated all trace of some former 
place of sepulture. He has persevered, however, nobly, and has 
given us the history of many families from the recollections of per- 
sons long deceased, supplying what deficiencies he could from the 
vestry books. Of course, this method of relating family history, 
leaves many dates unsupplied, and forms but a skeleton of the gene- 
alogy : but enough is given to show that an opulent and well-born 
class occupied the prominent place in colonial times. A brief list 
is here given of the more extended genealogies in the book, though 
every page, nearly, contains some interesting fact : 

Ambler, i, 103 ; Barradal, i, 198 ; Baylor, ii, 460 ; Beverly, ii, 481 
Bland, i, 446 ; Boiling, i, 78-9 ; Bowdoin, i, 259 ; Bridger, i, 305 
Brokenbrough, ii, 474; Burwell, i, 353; Carter, ii, 110, 120 
Cabell, ii, 61 ; Campbell, ii, 159 ; Car'rington. ii, 28 ; Coles, i, 238 
Corbin, ii, 145 ; Curtis, i, 262 ; Dangerfield, i, 405 ; Digges, i, 238 
244; Dupuy, i, 467; Ellis, ii, 460; Eyre, i, 259; Fairfax, ii, 105 
Fauntleroy, ii, 474 ; Fitzhugh, ii, 102 ; Fontaine, i, 465 ; Fowke 
ii, 482 ; Grimes, i, 370 ; Harrison, i, 311 ; Hopkins, i, 460 ; Jacqueline 
i, 97; Latane, i, 393; Lee, ii, 136, 144; Lewis, ii, 232, 324; Lud- 
well i, 195; Madison, ii, 96; Maury, i, 465; ii, 44; Ma-son, ii, 
229 ; Meade, i, 291 ; Morgan, ii, 302 ; Nelson, i, 205 ; Newton, ii, 
151 ; Page, i, 147, 195,331, 349, 351 ; Peyton, ii, 464; Pendleton, 
ii, 298; Phillips, ii,482; Powell, ii, 277; Rose, i,402; Randolph, 
i, 138 ; Robinson, i, 378 ; Spottswood, i, 465 ; Taylor, ii, 98 ; Tay- 
loe, ii, 181 ; Turner, ii, 186; Washington, ii, 166 ; Watkins, i, 450. 

1857.] American Genealogist. 123 

Pictures of the Olden Time, as shown in the fortunes 
of a family of the Pilgrims. By Edmund H. Sears. 
With a genealogy. Private edition. Boston : 
Crosby, Nichols & Co. 1857. 8vo, pp. 337 and 96. 

The family, whose real vicissitudes are here presented in a garb 
of fiction, is that of Sears. How much a genealogy is improved by 
such a treatment is of course a matter on which opinions will widely 
difi'er, but Mr. Sears has certainly written a very interesting histori- 
cal novel, and many of his readers will be thankful for his represen- 
tations of life in England and Holland in tbe sixteenth and seven- 
teenth centuries. 

As to the correctness of the genealogy we confess great doubts. 
The claim made is that Richard Sears of Colchester married Anne 
daughter of Sir Edmund Knyvett by his wife Jane Bourchier heir- 
ess of Lord Berners ; but that, being a Protestant^ Sears fled to Hol- 
land where he died in 1540, aged 32. That his son John married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Admiral Sir John Hawkins and had four 
sons, the eldest of whom married Marie L. daughter of Philip La- 
moral van Egmond, and had a son Bichard who came to Plymouth 

For all this wonderful story no proof is given by the editor, ex- 
cept a reference to family papers. But inasmuch as the account is 
so at variance with what is elsewhere stated by historians, I cannot 
profess any belief in any part of this pedigree until these family 
papers be produced and verified. I regret to come to this decision 
as the pedigree above quoted has been extensively reprinted and has 
been for some twenty years iftichallenged. 

Vail Family. 

I have seen several circulars issued by Alfred Vail of Morristown, 
N. J., containing many items relative to families of the name. The 
first page dated March 27, 1857, its reverse. May 5th, containing 
the Vailes of Ludlow, Vt., and of Virginia. The second, two pages, 
May 12, Vailes of North Carolina; third sheet, May 21, map of the 
author's pedigree ; fourth sheet, June 3, circular of questions about 
the family ; fifth, four pages relative to John Vail, a Quaker of 
Plainfield, N. J. ; sixth, a circular dated January, 1858. There are 
also two sheets, printed on yellow paper, of obituaries and wills, and 
a printed form to be filled and returned to the compiler. I am not 

124 American Genealogist. [1857. 

sure that these were all the sheets issued, but they contain much in- 
formation concerning the family. In 1863, a friend wrote me that 
he had thirty-one separate items of these circulars, of which one 
was a genealogy of ten pages, and another one of eight pages. 

The Paine Family Register, or Genealogical Notes 
and Queries. Nos. 1 to 8. Albany, N. Y. : J. 
Munsell. 1857-59. 4to. 

This work, of which eight numbers have appeared, and which 
was intended to make twelve numbers in all, was undertaken 
by Dr. Henry D. Paine, as a convenient method of disseminating 
and collecting information concerning the numerous families of the 
name. It is certainly a very good plan, though involving some ex- 
pense, and secures to the family a great amount of information, 
whose publication elsewise would depend on the chances of the com- 
pletion of a good genealogy. The work was continued quarterly in 
April, July and October to July, 1858, in numbers of 8 pages each. 
The eighth number was issued Jan., 1859, and I have not heard of 
the completion of the work. 

Griffin's Journal, First Settlers of Southold ; the names 
of the head of those Families, being only thirteen 
at the time of their landing ; First Proprietors of Ori- 
ent, Biographical Sketches, etc., etc. By Augustus 
Griffin, Orient, L. I., published by Augustus Griffin, 
1857. 12mo, pp. 312. 

In this form, the venerable author, at the age of ninety years, pre- 
pared a history of his native town. It is largely composed of gene- 
alogical matter, and gives quite a good outline of the history of the 
principal families in the town. The thirteen pioneers were named 
respectively. Youngs, Horton, Wells, Hallock, Tuthill, Terry, Mapes, 
Corwin, Akerly, Corey, Conkline, Arnold, and Budd. Concerning 
most of these families, as well as of others resident in the town, 
much information is given. 

A portrait of the author faces the title. 

1858.] Amekican Genealogist. 125 


The Genealogy of the Descendants of Capt. John 
Grout. By Rev. Abner Morse, A.M., Member of the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Society. 
Boston : Printed for the author. 8vo, pp. 86. 
In tte first edition of this Handbook this pamphlet was given 
with a slightly difi'erent title, as furnished by the author, Mr. Morse. 
The present title is copied from a copy which I have examined, but 
I feel no confidence that it is the only title printed. The subject 
matter of the genealogy is the same as is to be found in the author's 
Ancient Puritans, but he had a custom of printing copies of difi'er- 
ent parts of his volumes with additions and variations, and usually 
but a limited edition of such amended copies. 

Genealogy of the Sarge(a)nt Family. Descendants 
of William, of Maiden, Mass. By Aaron Sargent, 
Boston : S. G. Drake. 1858. 12mo, pp. 108. 

This genealogy is one of the most exact and concise histories yet 
published. It is simply a genealogy with no biographical notes, 
but in its way it is certainly a model — well arranged, with full 
dates, and convenient indices. The author has been a frequent 
and highly valued contributor to the Register ; his copies of the 
Maiden Records are very useful and exact. 

The Levering Family ; or a Genealogical Account of 
Wigard Levering and Gerhard Levering, Two of 
the Pioneer Settlers of Roxborough Township, 
Philadelphia County (Pennsylvania), and their 
Descendants ; and an Appendix, containing brief 
Sketches of Roxborough and Manayunk. By Ho- 
ratio Gates Jones, member of the Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania, and corresponding member of the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 
and of the Historical Societies of New York, Wis- 
consin, etc., etc. Philadelphia : Printed for the 
Author, by King and Baird. 1858. 8vo, pp. 193. 

These emigrants were sons of Rosier Levering, as is shown by a 
record made by Wigard L. in his family Bible, in which he farther 

126 American Genealogist. [1858. 

states that he was born in Gamen, in the district of Munster, in 
Westphalia. His wife was Magdalen Boker, daughter of William 
B. of Leyden. The descendants of this Wigard Levering are very 
fully traced on pp. 17 - 148 ; those of his brother Gerhard, or Gar- 
rett L., occupy pp. 149 - 184 : and the arrangement is clear and sim- 
ple. As there has been no law in Pennsylvania for the registration 
of births, marriages and deaths, the genealogist has great disadvan- 
tages to contend with : but in this case the author, who is well known 
as a judicious antiquary, has supplied deficiencies admirably by perse- 
vering research among old deeds, wills, and tombstones, and a skill- 
ful use of such traditions as he has collected. The typographical 
execution of the book is very good, and it contains views of the 
church, school-house, and hotel at Roxborough, and portraits of John 
Levering, Peter Keyser, and Charles Levering. The indices at the 
beginning of the book are copious, and of great use to the reader. 

The Genealogy of the Makepeace Families in the 
United States, From 1637 to 1857. By William 
Makepeace, member of the N. E. Hist-Gen. Society. 
Boston; David Clapp. 1858.^ 12mo, pp. 107. 

This little book relates chiefly to the branch of the family to which 
the author belongs, and is inconvenient for examination, there being 
no cross-references. The record of the early generations, however, 
is very good, and contains many abstracts of deeds and wills. The 
progenitor of the family was Thomas Makepeace of Boston, 1637, a 
man of considerable importance, who had sons Thomas, William, and 
Joseph ; and four daughters, of whom one was named Waitawhile. 
From William is descended the family here noticed. There is an 
engraving given of the Makepeace arms, but this is of no authority. 

Memorials of the Chaunceys, including President 
Chauncey, his Ancestors and Descendants. By 
William Chauncey Fowler. Boston : Henry W. 
Dutton & Son, Printers. 1858. Pages 304. With 
an appendix. Pages 305 - 336. 

The ancestor of all those bearing the name of Chauncey in the 
United States was Charles Chauncey, one of a distinguished family 

' The title page of this pamphlet says published in 1858, the cover says 

1858.] American Genealogist. 127 

in Hertfordshire, which has given a historian to that county. He 
was born in 1592, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, be- 
ame vicar at Ware, in 1627, and as a clergyman became obnoxious 
for his opposition to the novelties sanctioned by Laud. Suspended 
from office, cast into prison, and released only on probation, he de- 
termined to seek a refuge in New England, and arrived at Plymouth 
in 1638. Here and in Scituate he long remained as a minister, but 
having finally decided to return to England, he was in Boston mak- 
ing preparations for the voyage, when, in November, 1654, he was 
offered the position of president of Harvard College. He married 
Catharine, daughter of Robert Eyre of Sarum, county of Wilts, and 
granddaughter of Bishop Still, by whom he had six sons and two 
daughters. Much space is devoted in this book to the ancestry and 
the life of this Charles Chauncey, and a full account is given also of 
the labors of his great-grandson and namesake, the pastor of the 
First Church in Boston. Of the six sons of the emigrant, Barnabas 
and Elnathan left no issue; the descendants of the others are very 
fully given in this book, both in the male and female lines, and the 
simple framework of genealogy is so overlaid with wealth of anec- 
dote and antiquarian lore, as to incur some risk of being undistinguish- 
able. The plan, however, of giving a tabular sketch of the different 
branches, will prevent any serious trouble in tracing the relations. 
These sheet pedigrees are placed as follows : that of Isaac at p. 46 ; 
Nathaniel at p. 89 : and Israel at p. 206 ; whilst the descendants of 
Ichabod are recorded at p. 79. At p. 36 will be found folded, a 
large pedigree of the English Chaunceys, and of the families which 
by intermarriage were represented in the person of the emigrant ; 
and a portrait of the Rev. Charles Chauncey of Boston, faces the 
title page. 

Descendants of Richard Gardner of Woburn, of the 
name of Gardner. Boston : Printed for private cir- 
culation. 1858. 8vo, pp. 14. 

This pamphlet, from the press of Rand & Avery, Boston, was 
written by W. W. Grreenongh of Boston, and contains a record of 
part of the descendants of Richard Gardner of Woburn, Mass., 
1642. It is very accurate in respect to dates, and among the per- 
sons included in the pedigree are, Henry Gardner, first state trea- 
surer of Massachusetts ; his grandson, Henry J. Gardner, governor, 

128 American Genealogist. [1858. 

1855 - 57 ; and Rev. Francis Gardner, of Leominster, whose descend- 
ants will be found in the names of Gardner, Greenough, White, &c. 
A grandson and namesake is the learned principal of the Boston 
Latin School. There are many distinct families of Gardners and 
Gardiners in New England, as Savage's Dictionary shows. 

Genealogy of the McKinstry Family, with a prelimi- 
nary Essay on the Scotch-Irish Immigrations to 
America. By William WiUis, of Portland, Me. 
Boston: Henry W. Button & Son, Printers: 1858. 
8vo, pp. 28. 

The large immigration of colonists from the north of Ireland, in 
1718, is a very noticeable event in our annals. These settlers were 
not Irish, but descendants of Scotchmen, all protestants, and nearly 
all Presbyterians. In 1718, five vessels, with one hundred and 
twenty families, reached Boston, and were soon followed by five ships 
more. These colonists settled at Londonderry, N. H., Pelham, and 
Worcester, Mass., and many removed to Maine. Ten years later, 
some four thousand emigrants came from Ireland, settling chiefly in 
Pennsylvania. John McKinstry, the American ancestor, was born 
in Brode parish, county of Antrim, but his parents, Roger McKins- 
try and Mary Wilson, were from Edinburgh ,and he was educated at 
the university there. He qualified himself for the ministry, and 
was settled at East Windsor, Conn., for twenty-one years. The fam- 
ily has always maintained a good position here, and its members are 
fully recorded in this book. 

The author also traces two other families of the name, descended 
respectively from Capt. John McKinstry of Londonderry, N. H., 
and William McK. of Southbridge, Mass. ; the latter of whom was 
born at Carrickfergus, and the former was probably a relative of the 
above mentioned John. 

Mr. Willis is well known as an accurate and learned writer, and 
his preliminary essay is well worth a careful perusal. 

1858.] American Genealogist. 129 

Willard Memoir ; or, Life and Times of Major Simon 
WiLLARD : with Notices of Three Generations of 
his Descendants, and two collateral Branches in the 
United States ; also, Some Account of the Name and 
Family in Europe, from an Early Day. By Joseph 
Willard. With three engravings. Boston : Phillips, 
Sampson & Co., 13 Winter Street. 1858. 8vo, pp.471. 
The title page of this book gives a very good description of its 
contents, as so large a portion of it is devoted to the actions of 
Simon Willard, from whom most of the name here are descended. 
Simon Willard was the son of Richard Willard of Horsmonden, 
county of Kent, by his second wife. The first chapter of this book 
treats of the origin of the name, which appears to be incontestably 
Saxon. The second, pp. 21-80, embodies the results of searches 
made in the will offices in England, and of the author's study of to- 
pographical and antiquarian works. Abstracts of many wills are 
given, showing that a large number of persons of the name lived in 
Kent and Sussex, one family at least ranking among the gentry and 
using a coat of arms, which is given in this book. Of course the 
American family have no claim to them, on the ground of similarity 
of name. Chapter third relates to Willards not related to Major 
Simon, such as those in Maryland, of Glerman descent, and the fam- 
ily at Newton, Mass., of which Jacob Willard was the progenitor. 
Chapter fourth contains an account of Greorge Willard and Margery 
Davis, brother and sister of Simon, and of some of their descendants. 
The next chapter treats of the native county and parish of these 
emigrants ; and chapters six to fourteen inclusive, describe the " life 
and times " of the distinguished Puritan. The fifteenth section 
gives the particulars of Simon's marriages, and of the ancestry of the 
Dunsters, to which family he was indebted for one, if not two, help- 
meets ; the sixteenth chapter, pp. 353 -440, contains a register of 
four generations of the descendants of Simon, interspersed with 
many interesting biographical notes, though of the latter we have 
but a small portion of those collected by the author. Among the 
persons mentioned as descended by the female line, are Robert Treat 
Paine, Grov. Gore, and the celebrated Amsterdam banker, Henry 
Hope. Of the many distinguished men who have perpetuated the 
fame of the Willards, we find here a full enumeration; and there 
are few families in the country which can show a brighter roll. 
The illustrations are two views of the church at Horsmonden, and a 
tricking of the coat of arms before cited. 

130 American Genealogist. [1858. 

The Vinton Memorial, comprising a Genealogy of the 
Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn, 1648 ; also 
Genealogical Sketches of several allied Families, 
namely, those bearing the names of Alden, Adams, 
Allen, Boylston, Faxon, French, Hayden, Holbrook, 
Mills, Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, Richardson, 
Baldwin, Carpenter, Stafford, Putnam, and Green. 
Interspersed with Notices of many other ancient fa- 
milies. With an appendix, containing a History of 
the Braintree Iron Works, and other historical matter. 
By John Adams Vinton. Boston : Published for the 

■ Author,byS. K.Whipple & Co. 1858. Svo, pp. 532. 

This is another of our most finished genealogies, whose extent 
and completeness render almost useless any brief description. The 
ancestor of the family was John Vinton of Lynn, 1648, who is sup- 
posed to have been of Huguenot parentage, a surmise which is 
strengthened by the fact that he named a son Blaise. The record 
is evidently very extensive, the descendants being traced in numer- 
ous instances in the 'female lines as well as the male. On almost 
every page will be found valuable notes on persons intermarrying 
with the Vintons, and the biographical sketches inserted in the text 
are very minute and full. The author gives authorities for his state- 
ments, showing that he has carefully examined town and county 
records, wills, and deeds. A very thorough index, in several parts, 
will enable the student to examine these valuable collections to ad- 
vantage. As there are two other volumes to be noticed, formed of 
portions of this one, it will not be necessary to notice here the allied 
families. The engravings in this volume are portraits of the author, 
John A. Vinton, David Hale, B. V. French, Samuel F. Vinton, 
Nathan W. Dickerman, and Rev. Francis Vinton. 

The Descendants of Peter Hill of York County, 
Maine, with some Incidents relating to the French 
and Indian Wars, gleaned from old manuscripts of 
the time. By Usher Parsons. Reprinted from the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
for April and July, 1858. Boston : Henry W. 
Button & Son, Printers. 1858. Svo, pp. 16. 

Peter Hill and his son Roger Hill were among the earliest set- 
tlers of Ligonia, or Maine. Roger's sons were engaged in the wars 

1858,] American Genealogist. 131 

with the French, and one of them, John, being stationed at Saco, 
acquired much reputation for his bravery. A number of letters 
addressed to him are here published. His son John became chief 
justice of the court of common pleas, and the genealogy contains a 
list of his descendants, but brief mention being made of the other 
branches. Savage records several distinct branches of the name, 
and one of them is partially traced in the appendix to the Lee 
Genealogy, being that to which Grov. Hiland Hill belonged. 

Family Meeting of the Descendants of Charles Kel- 
logg, of Kelloggsville, N. Y., with some Genealogi- 
cal Items of the Kellogg Family. Reprinted from 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Re- 
gister, for July, 1858. Boston: Henry W. Button 
and Son, Printers. 1858. 8vo, pp. 8. 

Stephen Kellogg, probably of Scotch descent, was the earliest 
known ancestor of the family, at the time of the publication of this 
pamphlet, but it has since been found that he was son of Joseph of 
Farmington, Conn., as appears by a second number of the work pub- 
lished in 1860. His son Silas was born at Westfield, Mass., in 
1714, and had with other children, Asa, whose descendants are here 
traced. Charles Kellogg, son of Asa, was of New York, and after- 
wards of Michigan. The family meeting was held in October, 1857, 
by his eleven children, who had only once before been all assembled 
together. The notice of the meeting here given occupies two pages, 
the remainder of the pamphlet consisting of the genealogy prepared 
by D. 0. Kellogg of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Descendants of Thomas 
Green [e] of Maiden, Mass. By Samuel S. Greene, 
Providence, R. I. Boston : Henry W. Dutton & 
Son, Printers. 1858. 8vo, pp. 80. 

As we have seen, this genealogy was included in both the pre- 
ceding works, due credit being given to the author by Mr. Vinton. 
There are several distinct families of this name, very fully noted in 
Savage's work ; the family here noticed was long settled at Maiden, 
and an appendix gives a brief account of the Hills family of Maiden, 
with which it intermarried. Other branches have settled at Read- 
ing, Stoneham, Leicester, and Worcester. Though the author dates 
his book from Providence, the reader must not expect here to find 

132 American Genealogist. [1858. 

the records of the Greenes of Rhode Island, descended from John 
Green of Narragansett, to which family belonged Gen. Nathaniel 
Greene, and Gardiner Greene of Boston, as recorded in the Register, 
IV, 75. This register is very well arranged, and apparently full, 
with a good index. 

Pedigree of the Odin Family. Reprinted from the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register 
for July, 1858. Pages 4. 

This family history, though so very brief, seems to contain all the 
bearers of the name here. John Odin, the first of the name, was born 
in Kent, Eng., 1722, and was master of a Boston ship. Ilis only 
son, John, had but two sons, John and George, both highly respected 
merchants of Boston j and this latter John has an only son of the 
same name. 

Genealogical Sketches of the Descendants of John 
Vinton of Lynn, 1648 ; and of several Allied Fami- 
lies, namely, those bearing the names of Alden, 
Adams, Allen, Boylston, Faxon, French, Ha3^den, 
Holbrook, Mills, Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, 
Richardson, Baldwin, and Green. Interspersed 
with Notices of other ancient families. With an 
Appendix, containing a History of the Braintree 
Iron Works, and other historical matter. By John 
Adams Vinton. Boston : published for the author. 
By S. K. Whipple & Co. 1858. Pages 236. 

This is a portion of the book, before noticed, repaged. The first 
twenty pages contain a short genealogy of the Vintons, and the re- 
mainder treats of the dilferent families enumerated in the title. The 
Aldens are descended from the famous John Alden of the May- 
flower. The Adams family here traced commences with Henry A. 
of Braintree, from whom came Samuel Adams the patriot, and John 
Adams the president. ^ The x\llens are from Samuel Allen of Brain- 

1 Neither this author nor Mr. Savage notice the English ancestry of this 
Henry Adams as published in the Register, vii, 39-40, furnished by Wil- 
liam Downing Bruce, F. S. A., and which traces the family through some 
fifteen generations, to a Welch source. Although it has never been form- 
ally contradicted, I am assured by a competent authority that the whole 
statement is absurd and impossible. It is believed that the Adams family 
here is descended from ancestors in Co. Essex, though the desired evi- 
dence has not yet been found. 

1858.] American Genealogist. 133 

tree ; the Boylstons from Thomas B. of Watertown ; the Faxons from 
Thomas Faxon of Braintree ; the French family from John French 
of Braintree. John Hayden of Braintree founded the family here 
noticed ; Thomas Holbrook of Weymouth, John Mills of Braintree, 
John Niles of Braintree, James Penniman of Braintree, Richard 
Thayer of Braintree, and Thomas White of Weymouth, are here re- 
corded with their issue. Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson, 
were of Woburn, brothers, and from them has come a large family. 
Pages 126-188, comprise the Grreen pedigree, hereafter to be 
noticed, and the appendix is a portion of that of the Vinton Memo- 
rial There is also a good index. 

A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: De- 
scendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, who came from 
Berkhamstead, England, and settled at Sudbury, 
Massachusetts, in 1638 or 9 ; with an Index, 
alphabetically arranged, of the names of husbands 
and wives of the name of Rice ; also an Index, 
alphabetically arranged, of the names of husbands 
and wives of families other than Rice, but have 
intermarried with them, and also of the names of 
husbands and wives of their descendants. By 
Andrew Henshaw Ward, A. M., member of the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Society, &c., 
&c. Boston : C. Benjamin Richardson. 1858. 8vo, 
pp. 379. 

This is a full and interesting account of the Rice family, descended 
from Edmund of Sudbury, who had lived apparently at Barkham- 
stead, county of Herts, where several of his children were baptized. 
The family has been located chiefly in Sudbury, Leicester, Marlboro, 
Brookfield, and Worcester, though one prominent branch was of 
Boston and Hingham. The record is well arranged, and of great 
extent, many of the descendants in the female lines being traced. 
There are many valuable notes relative to the pedigree of persons 
intermarrying with the Rices, and among these are the names of 
Blake, Bradford, Furbush, Groodnow, Howe, White, Stone, Moore, 
Maynard, Goulding, Clark, Baldwin, and Allen. 

The preface to this genealogy states that it has been usual, for 
several years past, to have a family meeting annually at the old 

134 American Genealogist. [1858. 

homestead. In 1851 an address was delivered, and afterwards pub- 
lished, with the following title : 

An Address, delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Rice Family 
at Wayland, on Friday, September 5th, 1851. By Abner Rice, 
A. M., of Woburn. Boston : press of Joseph L. Hallworth. 
1851. Pages 14. 

A Branch of the Whitney Family. Reprinted from 
the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, for July, 1858. Pages 7. 

This article, by Dr. L. M. Harris, is in addition to the preceding 
articles in the Register^ and traces the family of John, grandson of 
John and Elinor Whitney, by his wife Elizabeth Harris. She was 
daughter of Robert Harris and Elizabeth Boughey, and two letters 
published in the Register, v, 307, give some particulars of the 
Bougheys. From it we learn that her brother was Bold Boughey 
(warden of the Fleet prison, London, 1662) ; another brother Ti- 
mothy, was chaplain at Dunkirk, Thomas was of London, Hannah 
married Mr. Wilding of Shrewsbury, Mary m. Thomas Roe of 
London, Priscilla m. Mr Bruce, chaplain at the Fleet, Katherine 
m. a Thorpe, and lived in Aldersgate street in London. The name 
is also spelt Boffee. Fifty copies only printed. 

Record of the Family of Thomas Ewing who emigrated 
from Ireland to America in 1718. Edition of 150 
copies ; printed for the use of the family connexion 
only. Press of James H. Bryson. 1858. 8vo, pp. 

This is the second of a series of three works, of which the other 
two are noticed -the Patterson family under date of 1847 and 
the Du Bois family of 1860. These works have the same charac- 
teristics. The fullness of the biographic details, renders them quite 
interesting to the general reader as well as to relatives. A litho- 
graphic tabular pedigree is appended which is a great help in tracing 
the different lines. 

Thomas Ewing, the prsepositus of this family, was a son of Findley 
Ewing, a Presbyterian of Scotch descent, who lived in Londonderry, 
Ireland, and distinguished himself at the battle of Boyne in 1690. 
Thomas was born at Londonderry in 1695, and emigrating to this 

1858.] American Genealogist. 135 

country in 1718, settled in Grreenwich, West Jersey. It appears, 
from the statement of Amos Ewing of Cecil county, Md., that four 
brothers, John, Alexander, Henry and Samuel Ewing, came about 
1700 from Londonderry, and settled in Cecil county. As they are 
reported to have come from the same place as Thomas, it is not im- 
probable that they may have been his relatives, and possibly his 
brothers. All of them have posterity now living. Rev. John 
Ewing, D. D., provost of the college of Philadelphia, who died Sept. 
8, 1802, aged 70, was a son of Alexander. 

The most distinguished of the descendants of Thomas Ewing are 
Hon. Thomas Ewing of Ohio, and the late Hon. Charles Ewing, 
LL. D., of New Jersey. Hon Thomas Ewing was born in Virginia 
and went at an early age with his parents to Ohio, from which state 
he has been a member of the U. S. Senate. He has also been secre- 
tary of the treasury under Pres. Harrison, and secretary of the in- 
terior under Pres. Taylor. Hon. Charles Ewing was born in 
Burlington county, N. J., July 8, 1780, and died at Trenton, N. J., 
Aug. 5, 1832. He was chief justice of his native state, from 1824 
till his death. 

There is also a brief notice of the Maskell family descended from 
Thomas Maskell, who settled in Connecticut as early as 1658. 

Historical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family, from 
their first landing in this country, A. D. 1635 to 
the present date July 4th, 1858. By Thomas 
Lawrence of Providence, R. I. New York : printed 
by Edward 0. Jenkins, No. 26 Frankfort St. 1858. 
8vo, pp. 240. 

This is an imperfect history of the Lawrences of New York, a fam- 
ily entirely distinct from the New England one of the same name. 
Great claims have been made as to the ancestry of the emigrant 
William L. ; but in fact nothing is known of his origin, save that he 
came over in 1635, aged twelve years, with his step-father and the 
rest of the family, all under a certificate from the minister at St. 
Alban's, Hertfordshire. A long controversy about this matter is to 
be seen in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Records^ 
vol. Ill; (1872). 

This genealogy was mainly prepared, apparently, to set forth a 
claim of these Lawrences to an English estate, that of some Townley 
family. If any one can read pp. 120-124 without amazement at 

136 American Genealogist. [1858. 

such transparent folly, he must be a claimant to a similar estate. It 
is hardly neccessary for me to add that I regard the claim as utterly 
unfounded, and the book in this view as a pitiable exposure of the 
credulity and stupidity of some Americans. 

The Brights of Suffolk, England : Represented in 
America by the descendants of Henry Bright, Jun., 
who came to New England in 1630, and Settled in 
Watertown, Massachusetts. By J. B. Bright. For 
Private Distribution. Boston : printed by John 
Wilson & Son. 1858. 8vo, pp. 345. 

" Among the many handsome genealogical works that have been 
produced in New England, " says the editor of the Herald and 
Genealogist^ " this may deservedly be placed in the foremost rank, 
whilst it has this peculiar characteristic, that it is wholly devoted 
to the history of those members of an American family who either 
lived before the emigration across the Atlantic, or who belonged to 
the branches who still remained in England. " 

The Brights have long been resident of Watertown, Mass., but 
possessed no special knowledge of their English ancestry, till the 
discovery of a legacy paid to Henry, the emigrant, by the executor of 
his sister Elizabeth Dell, of Stratford-le-Bow, gave a clew to research. 
Mr. Somerby diligently followed the trace, and the result of his 
labors is the present handsome volume. 

The first name fully identified in the pedigree was that of John 
Bright, of Bury St. Edmunds, in 1539. His son Walter was wealthy 
and died in 1551; leaving three sons; of two of these the issue is 
probably extinct. 

Thomas, son of Walter, was a draper of Bury St Edmunds, and 
acquired a large property. He died in 1587, having had fifteen 
children, of whom Henry, third son, was baptized in 1560. Henry's 
third son, Henry Bright jr., bap. 1G02, m. Anne, dau. of Henry 
Goldstone, and came to New England. 

The family has increased here and maintained a good position. 
This volume is devoted to tracing the branches which remained in 
England and became extinct there, and is embellished with many 
engravings of manor-halls, churches, and hamlets, as well as enriched 
with pedigrees of allied families. Eor an account of the American 
branch, our readers are referred to Bond's History of Watertown. 

A tabular pedigree of the family making seven pages was issued 
as a pamphlet, but without date or title. 

1859.] American GENEALoaiST. 137 


Historical Notices of Thomas Fuller and his Descend- 
ants with a Genealogy of the Fuller Family. 
Reprinted from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for October, 1859. Boston : 
Henry W. Button & Son, Printers. 1859. 8vo, 
pp. 16. 

Thomas Fuller was of Woburn and Middletown, Mass., and pro- 
genitor of a large family here recorded in part. The notices are of 
Rev. Timothy Fuller of Princeton, and his five sons ; Timothy (who 
was distinguished in political life, and was father of Margaret Fuller 
Ossoli, a writer of remarkable powers, and of Rev. Arthur B. 
Fuller), Henry H., William W., Abraham W., and Elisha, all five 
distinguished lawyers. An engraving is given of a coat of arms long 
in the possession of the family, but the compiler frankly adds there 
is no other proof of the right to use them. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Banfield Capron, 
from A. D. 1660 to A. D. 1859. By Frederic A. 
Holden. " Remember the days of old, consider the 
years of many generations." Boston : Printed by 
Geo. C. Rand & Avery. 1859. 12mo, pp. 263. 

The introduction, pp. 5 - 22, is " A short historical account of 
Banfield Capron, who came from Old England and settled in New 
England ; of his descendants ; and of the original families of Scotta 
and Jenkses, with whom the Caprons became connected by marriage, 
and by blood akin, written by Philip Capron, in the year 1817, and 
in the 73d year of his age." The rest of the work is divided into 
eleven parts, each part giving descendants of the immigrant through 
one of his children. Part i, pp. 26-111, gives the descendants of 
his son, Banfield Jun. ; part ii, pp. 112-145, those of his son 
Joseph; part in, pp. 146-148, those of his son Edward ; part iv, 
pp. 149-155, those of his son Walter; part v, pp. 156-160, those 
of his son John ; part vi, pp. 161 - 186, those of his son Jonathan ; 
part VII, pp. 187-190, those of his daughter Betsey, who married 
Capt. John Brown ; part vili, p. 91, those of his daughter Mary, who 
m. Capt. Samuel Tyler ; part ix, pp. 192 - 250, those of his daugh- 

138 American Genealogist. [1859. 

ter Hannah, wto m. David Aldrich ; part x, p. 251, those of his 
daughter Margaret, who m. William Arnold ; and part xi, pp. 252 — 
263, those of his daughter Sarah, whom. Ralph Freeman. The de- 
scendants of other names than Capron, are given in all the lines. 
There are portraits of the author, and of John, Effingham L., 
Hiram, William C, John W., E. S., and William Capron. The 
book seems to have been carefully prepared, but needs an index. 

A Genealogy of the Norton Family, with Miscellane- 
ous Notes. Keprinted from the New England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for July, 1859. 
Boston: Henry W. Button & Son, Printers. 1859. 
8vo, pp. 10. 

This is a copy which I made of an old parchment pedigree, pre- 
served in the Norton family, tracing the ancestry in England for 
many generations. I examined the original roll, which is certified 
to by John Philpott, Somersett Herald, collating with a copy made 
in 1802. This family of Norton was long settled at Sharpenhow, 
county of Bedford, and the Herald connects them with a family of 
Noruile, giving proofs from old wills, etc. ; and the intermarriages 
in each generation are illustrated by the impalement of the wife's 
arms. John Norton of Sharpenhow, the tenth in the line of de- 
scent, had issue, with others, Thomas and Richard. Thomas had a 
son, Thomas Jun., who married first, Margaret, daughter of Thomas 
Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury ; and secondly, Alice, daughter 
of Edmund Cranmer, brother of Thomas ; and his son Robert seems 
to have had this pedigree prepared. Richard had a son William, 
whose two sons, John and William, came to New England. Of 
these, John was minister at Ipswich and Boston, and William, who 
probably married Lucy Downing, had children. Rev. John Norton 
of Hingham, and Bonus Norton. The family has been one of dis- 
tinction, and its reputation has been maintained of late years by 
Rev. Andrews Norton, professor of sacred literature at Harvard 
College, whose son Charles Eliot Norton, the well known author, is 
the present custodian of the parchment roll above cited. 

In the Herald and Genealogist (London, 1865-6) is a review of 
this book, confirming it in most respects, and adding some interest- 
ing particulars. 

1859.] American Genealogist. 189 

Steele Family. A Genealogical History of John and 
George Steele (Settlers of Hartford, Conn.), 1635- 
36, and their Descendants. With an Appendix, 
containing genealogical information concerning other 
families of the name, who settled in different parts 
of the United States. By Daniel Steele Durrie, 
Librarian of Wisconsin State Historical Society. 
Albany, N. Y. : Munsell & Rowland. 1859. Royal 
8vo, pp. 145. 

The first eighty-five pages contain a full and well arranged account 
of the families descended from John and George Steele, who were 
probably brothers. John was of Dorchester 1630, Cambridge 1632, 
representative 1635, and joining Mr. Hooker's party of colonists, 
settled at Hartford, where, and at Farmington afterwards, he held a 
very high position. Pages 89 - 90 contain an account of the Tolland 
(Conn.) branch of this family; pp. 91 - 91 contain the posterity of 
Thomas Steele of Boston, 1710; pp. 95-97, the issue of Thomas 
Steel of Londonderry, N. H.; pp. 98-118 contain notes on the 
families of the name settled in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, 
North Carolina, Tennessee, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
and Ireland — most of them, however, being established in this 
country within the last hundred years ; pp. 121 - 125 commemorate 
two heroines of the name, in North Carolina, famous for their pa- 
triotism. A good index completes the volume, which is one of the 
best arranged and most handsomely printed of our genealogies. 
The author gives much praise to the late Dr. Avery J. Skilton of 
Troy, who assisted in the collection of the facts here given. This 
work was published mainly by subscription, at $2 per copy, the edi- 
tion being limited to three hundred copies. 

A Historical Sketch of Hon. William Hubbard, and 
his Descendants, since 1630. By Edmund Tuttle. 
West Meriden, Sep. 7th, 1859. F. E. Hinman, 

This is a 12mo pamphlet of 27 pages, in flexible covers. It 
traces the descendants of William Hubbard of Ipswich and Boston, 
through one of his sons, the Rev. William Hubbard the historian. 
The appendix contains a brief account of Rev. Ezra Stiles, D. D., 
and his descendants. 

140 American Genealogist. [1859 

Sketch of an Anniversary Festival of the Mitchell 
Family, held at South Britain, New Haven Co., 
Ct., October 5th, 1858, with an Historical Notice of 
the Life and Character of Dea. Eleazar Mitchell. 
Published for Private Use by his Descendants. New 
York : Henderson & Stoothoff, Book and Job Print- 
ers, No. 64 Duane Street. 1859. 

This is an 18mo pampMet of 28 pagea, containing an account of 
the celebration at his homestead, by his descendants, of the one 
hundredth anniversary of the marriage of Deacon Eleazar Mitchell, 
who was born November 27, 1732, son of Jonathan and Hannah 
(Jenners) Mitchell; married Oct. 5, 1758, Olive Hickock, daughter 
of Dea. Benjamin Hickok Jun. of Southbury. It also has a list of 
four generations of his descendants, the principal part of which may 
be found in Cothren's History of Woodbury^ pp. 633, 642. This 
little book was carelessly printed, and needs some corrections. 

The Hinckley Family. Pages 7. 

This pamphlet is without a title page, and is a reprint by Corne- 
lius Wendell of Washington, D. C, of an article published in the 
Register, for April, 1859, p. 208, by George W. Messinger. 

The progenitor of the family here was Samuel Hinckley of Ten- 
terden, county of Kent, who came here in 1634, and settled at 
Scituate. His son Thomas was a prominent man in the Plymouth 
colony, and was the last governor of it. The record here given is 
of the family of the governor's youngest son Ebenezer, and is very 
good so far as it professes to extend ; but the descendants are nu- 
merous, especially in the towns on Cape Cod. 

Henry Kingsbury and his Descendants. By John 
Ward Dean of Boston. Pages 4. 

This is a reprint from the the Register, xiii, 157, giving a part of 
the family descended from Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich and Ha- 
verhill. The family is now widely spread, and there are also many 
of the name descended from Joseph Kingsbury of Dedham, Mass. 
A branch of the descendants of Henry, not given in the above 
work, will be found in Bronson's History of Waterhury, Conn., p 

1859.] American Genealogist. 141 

The Genealogy of Richard Nason. Compiled by J. 
Caldwell. Boston : July 1, 1859. 18mo, pp. 8. 

This pamphlet gives one line of descent from Richard Nason, who 
settled in South Berwick, Me., in 1648. 

Genealogy of the Bissell Family. From Stiles's His- 
tory of Ancient Windsor. [Albany : J. Munsell. 
1859.] 8vo, pp. 16. 

This and the three following pamphlets are reprinted from the 
very elaborate History of Windsor, Conn., by Dr. Henry R. Stiles. 
It has no title page, but is issued in a pamphlet, stitched. This fam- 
ily is traced to John Bissell of Windsor, about 1604, who died in 1677, 
aged 86. The record is very exact and full, and is printed in a very 
neat, small type, so that each page contains a great amount of mat- 
ter. A coat of arms is engraved, but as no English pedigree can be 
traced, this is of no authority. 

The Windsor Family of Munsell. From Stiles's 
Windsor. [Albany : J. Munsell. 1859.] 8vo, pp. 8. 
The progenitor of the Munsells was Jacob Monsell of East Wind- 
sor, about 1700; but the family does not appear to have spread very 
widely. A large portion of this pamphlet consists of a very interest- 
ing sketch of Hezekiah Munsell, a soldier of the Revolution. This 
record was prepared by his grandson, Joel Munsell, the well known 
author and publisher, of Albany, N. Y., whose Historical Series, in 
particular, may be cited as among the most beautiful specimens of 
American typography. 

Genealogy of the Hatden Family. From Stiles's His- 
tory of Ancient Windsor. [Albany : J. Munsell. 
1859.] 8vo, pp. 15. 

This genealogy, by Jabez H. Hayden of Windsor Locks, Conn,, 
gives the descendants of William Hayden, who settled in Dorches- 
ter, Mass., 1630, and afterwards removed to Windsor and Fairfield, 
and finally to Killingworth, Conn., where he died Sept. 27, 1669. 
Here also is a coat of arms, without proof of descent from or even 
connection with, the family entitled to bear it. 

142 American Genealogist. [1859. 

A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of 
Joseph Taynter, who sailed From England, April, 
A. D. 1638, and settled in Watertown, Mass. Pre- 
pared by Dean W. Tainter, member of the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society. For Private 
distribution. Boston: Printed by David Clapp. 
1859. 8vo, pp. 100. 

A very well arranged account of the family, especially to be com- 
mended for tlie precision of the dates and the notes on families with 
which the Taintors allied themselves. There are also in it numerous 
extracts from letters, journals, and deeds, and these, with the bio- 
graphies inserted, render the account very interesting. There are 
534 persous here enumerated, besides the issue of marriages of 
females, which are given in many cases. 

There will be found at p. 92 a pedigree of Taintors descended 
from Charles, an early settler of Connecticut, and the author pro- 
mises to print a full account hereafter. 

Memoranda relating to the Families of the name of 
Whitney in England. Folio, pp. 11. 

From the preface dated April, 1859, we learn that the material was 
collected by Samuel A. Whitney and H. Gr. Somerby, but the pub- 
lication was by H. A. W. Only ten copies were printed. 

Proceedings at the Consecration of the Cushman Mon- 
ument at Plymouth, September 16, 1858 : including 
the Discourse and Poem delivered on that occasion, 
together with a List of Contributors to the monu- 
ment. Boston : published by Little, Brown & Co., 
No. 112 Washington street. 1859. 8vo, pp. 96. 

This monument was in memory of Robert Cushman, of the Ply- 
mouth Colony, the ancestor of a numerous progeny. The address 
was by Rev. Elisha Cushman of West Hartford, Conn., and the 
Poem was by Dr. Charles T. Cushman, of Columbus, Ga. 

1859.] American Genealogist. 14^ 

The Connecticut Family of Stiles. From Stiles's His- 
tory of Ancient Windsor. [Albany : J. Munsell. 
1859.] 8vo, pp. 31. 

This family is traced to John Styles of Windsor, wlio was bap- 
tized at Milbrooke, county of Bedford, 1595, and who was accom- • 
panied here by his brothers, Francis, Henry and Thomas. The 
record of baptism was discovered by the Rev. Ezra Stiles, among 
some old papers, and research has established that these were the 
children of Thomas Styles, baptized in that parish. This record 
consists of four parts, three devoted to the three sons of John Stiles, 
and the fourth to the family of Ephraim, son of the settler, Francis. 
The record is very complete and precise in dates ; the author quotes 
many notes made by President Stiles, who investigated the family 
history about a century ago. There is an engraved coat of arms, 
but no authority for its use is recorded. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several 
Ancient Puritans. Vol. II. By Rev. Abner Morse, 
A. M. member of the N. E. Hist.-Gen. Soc. Bos- 
ton : Press of H. W. Button & Son. 1859. 8vo, pp. 

The first volume, relating to the Adams, Bullard, and other fami- 
lies, is noticed under date of 1857. The second, whose title is given 
above, is devoted to the genealogy of the Brighams, sprung from 
Thomas Brigham of Cambridge. The author appropriates the first 
two pages of his sketch to some account of persons of the name of 
Brigham in England, and arrives at the conclusion that " from the 
manor of Brigham and the lords of Allerdale, have no doubt sprung 
the name and blood of the New England Brighams; from which 
conclusion we strongly dissent, as there is not the faintest authority 
for the supposition. 

The record of the family is very full, but the cross references 
are not so plain as we now expect in these works. However, with 
the exception of this trifling defect, it is in all respects of the first 
class; the dates being full, the biographical notes numerous, and 
the illustrations handsomely executed. These last are portraits of 
Hon. Paul Brigham, Ebenezer, Elijah, Lincoln F., Josiah, Otis, 
Francis D., Charles H., Peter B., Francis, and William Brigham, 

144 American Genealogist. [1859. 

and the coat of arms of some one of tlie name. The first sixty-three 
pages are given to the progeny of the oldest son of the emigrant ; 
pp. 64 - 67, to that of the second son ; and pp. 68 - 94, to the issue 
of the third son. The author proposes to issue a supplement in fly 
leaves to subscribers, and my copy has one such after the pagination 
' ceases ; others may have been issued, and not improbably the work 
will occur bound up with other genealogies. The vagaries of the 
late author in this respect were so numerous, that his volumes are 
the terror of collectors. 

Stemmata Rosellana. ; compiled from Inquisitiones 
post mortem, Parliamentary Records, Rotuli Hun- 
dredorum. Chancery Reports, etc., etc. By Clifford 
Stanley Sims, member of the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: William F. Geddes, 
Printer. 1859. Pages 8. 

This little work is a collection of facts relative to difi"erent per- 
sons of the name of Rosel, of no particular value to the American 
genealogist, being nearly all prior to 1200. The only genealogy 
worth our notice is that of Zechariah Rossell, born at Eayrstown, 
N. J., in 1723, whose son William was judge of the supreme court 
of New Jersey, and whose descendants are given. It is difficult to 
imagine the reason of the publication of the early notes, as there is 
nothing connecting them with the latter part. 

The Dexter Genealogy ; being a record of the families 
descended from Rev. Gregory Dexter ; with Notes 
and Biographical Sketches of each parent. By S. 
C. Newman, A. M. Providence : Printed by A. 
Crawford Greene. 1859. 12mo, pp. 108. 

The Rev. Gregory Dexter, whose descendants are here given, was 
born at Olney, in Northamptonshire, Eng., 1610 ; was a printer and 
stationer in London, Eng., at which place in 1643, he printed the 
first edition of Roger Williams's Key to the Indian Language. 
While at London, he was connected with the Baptist ministry. In 
1644 he came to this country, and in 1650 succeeded Rev. Mr. 
Wickenden as pastor of the First Baptist Church, being the fourth 

1859.] American Genealogist. 145 


in order. He died at the age of ninety, in 1700. The volume was 
executed under the patronage of the venerable Col. Edward Dexter 
of Seekonk, Mass., then in his ninetieth year, of whom an account 
will be found at pp. 61 -5. 

Memoir of the Rev. William Robinson, formerly 
Pastor of the Congregational Church in Southing- 
ton, Conn. With some account of his ancestors in 
this country. By his son, Edward Robinson, Pro- 
fessor in Union Theological Seminary, New York. 
Printed as Manuscript, for private distribution. 
New York : John F. Trow, Printer. 1859. 8vo, pp. 

William Robinson was the grandson of the Rev. John Robinson 
of Duxbury, and' we are here presented with conclusive proofs that 
the latter was grandson of William Robinson of Dorchester, and 
probably not related to the famous John Robinson of Leyden. The 
genealogical notes on these four generations occupy the first sixty 
pages, and show not only that the writer has carefully sought out 
the truth, but that he has been ready to publish it, though it de- 
molishes a very pleasing fiction. It contains, besides the new infor- 
mation concerning the main family, much incidental notice of the 
WiswALLS and Peabodys. The second part, pp. 65 - 190, contains 
the memoir of the Rev. Wm. Robinson, a very interesting sketch, of 
which pp. 186- 189 are given to the descendants of this minister. 
In appendices D, E, F, H, and K, will be found valuable accounts 
of the families of Wolcott, Mosely, Mills, Norton, Strong, and 

Genealogy of the Descendants of John Sill, who set- 
tled in Cambridge, Mass., in 1637. Albany : Mun- 
sell & Rowland, 78 State Street. 1859. 12mo, pp. 

John Sill of Cambridge had an only son, Joseph, who occupies 
a prominent figure in our early annals, as a captain in the Indian 
war of 1676. He had several children by his wife Jemima Belcher, 
but they died young; and the father removing to Lyme, Conn., 
married again and had two sons, Joseph and Zechariah. Joseph 

146 American Genealogist. [1859. 

had seven sons, and Zechariah two ; and our compiler accordingly 
divides his work into nine sections, giving in each the issue of one 
of these sons. There is no attempt at a system of enumeration and 
references, but the sections are so short that no inconvenience is 
caused by this plan. The preface is signed by the author, the llev. 
George Gr. Sill of Lyme, Conn., but a note appended by his daugh- 
ter, shows that his death took place before he had made public his 
collections on this subject. 

Family Register. 

This consists of four pages, 12mo, printed in Albany, 1859, by J. 
Munsell. It traces one branch of the lineage of Simeon Crandall 
of Washington county, K. I., and of Aaron Ott, both of whom 
lived about the middle of the last century, and whose descendants 
intermarried. It was designed only for insertion in Bibles. 

To the descendants of Timothy Ingraham. Informar 
tion respecting the great Ingraham Estate in the 
Kingdom of Great Britain. By G. B. Gladding. 
Providence, B. I. : Printed by Henry L. Tillinghast, 
No. 9 Market Square. 1859. 12mo, pp. 79. 

This is the report of an aizent who visited Englaud a few years 
ago in search of the estate of a certain Joseph Wilson of Yorkshire, 
Eng., who, according to tradition, died in 1680, and left a fabulous 
amount of property in that county to an only daughter, who mar- 
ried one Edward Cowell, who emigrated to this country and also 
left an only daughter, who married Timothy Ingraham, who settled 
at Bristol, R. I. Of late the excitement has been renewed, and I do 
not hesitate to pronounce the whole matter a most melancholy de- 
lusion, to be greatly regretted. Indeed the acts of some of the par- 
ties interested have been of almost incredible folly. It does not 
appear that Mr. Gladding found in what part of that very large 
county the estate was situated, or obtained proof that any such per- 
son as the tradition described ever lived in Yorkshire or anywhere 
else. One good result has been derived from this research, though 
not proportioned to the time and money expended. The genealogy 
of the descendants of Timothy Ingraham has been collected and is 
here printed on pp. 69-75. These descendants bear the names of 

1859.] American Genealogist. 147 

Ingraliam, Spalding, Griadding, Waldron, James, Coit aad ^Man- 

A woodcut of a Cliiuese portrait of Capt. Solomon Ingraham, a 
descendant of Timothy, taken in Canton about 1790, and several 
other woodcuts, chiefly coats of arms, are given. 

Record of the Coe Family. 1596 - 1856. New York, 
John A Gray's Fire-Proof Printmg Office, 16 and 18 
Jacob St. 1856. 8vo, pp. 16. 

We have already noticed this work at p. 116, and have only to add 
that the first fourteen pages are an exact reprint of the first edition. 
This issue was prepared by Ebenezer Coe of Bangor, Me., and is 
dated in that city, June 1, 1859. It was printed by Wheeler & 
Lynde, and, as noted above, contains two pages additional, recording 
the descendants of Rev. Curtis Coe, of Durham, N. H. 

Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. Vol. I - 
VIII. Salem : Published for the Essex Institute. 

There is a great deal of material here that will be of service to 
the genealogist. Two series of contributions by Mr. Ira J. Patch, 
are deserving of particular notice. These are the records of births, 
marriages and deaths in Salem, began in the first number, and con- 
tinued in nearly every number since ; and abstracts from wills, 
inventories, etc., on file in the office of the clerk of courts, Salem, 
Mass., some of which have been published in every number. The 
first probate document on file, is a will, proved 1640, and from this 
date, to November, 1681, abstracts of all the documents are given. 

The Institute has recently been largely aided by the bounty of 
George Peabody, Esq., and having incorporated with itself the Ma- 
rine Society of Salem, it has been enabled to divide and classify the 
objects to which it is devoted. 

148 American Genealogist. [1860. 


The Genealogy of the Cragin Family, being the de- 
scendants of John Cragin of Woburn, Massachu- 
setts, from 1552 to 1858. By Charles H. Cragin, 
A. M., M. D. Washington, D. C. : W. H. Moore, 
Printer. [I860.] 8vo, pp. 38. 

This work is arranged in tables, printed across the pages, and is 
tolerably easily followed ; for though there are no cross references 
in the body of the pamphlet, there is a folding genealogical chart 
appended, in which the individuals are named with references by 
numbers to their families. Prefixed is a wood cut engraving of the 
farm of John Cragin. The copy in the library of the N. E. Hist. 
Gren. Society contains photographic portraits of the author, who 
resides in Georgetown, D. C, and of Dea. Simon Cragin and his wife 
and Isaiah Cragin. It has also a photographic view of the home- 
stead of Dea. Simon Cragin, at Mason, N. H. 

Genealogical and Biographical Sketch of the Name 
and Family of Brackett ; from the year 1630 to 
the year 1860. By Jeffrey Richardson jr. Boston : 
Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, for the author, 
1860. 8vo, pp. 56. 

This is a very handsome volume, recording the descendants of 
one branch of the Brackett family, sprung from James, third son 
of Capt. Kichard B. of Braintree. The two sons of James, viz., 
Joseph and Nathan, are here taken as heads of families, and the 
genealogy is divided into two parts, one beginning on p. 25, No. xxii, 
and the other on p. 32, No. xxiii. This record is very good in the 
later generations, but Savage's account of the early portion of the 
race, adds much to what is here given. 

The Family of Rev. David D. Field, D. D. of Stock- 
bridge, Mass., with their Ancestors, from the time of 
Emigration to America. By his youngest son , Henry 
M. Field. Not published, but printed privately for 
the use of the Family. 1860. 12mo, pp. 105. 
This work is, as its title denotes, chiefly devoted to the family of 

Rev. David Dudley Field,' D.D., whose genealogy of the Brainard 

I860.] American Genealogist. 149 

family has already been noticed. Pages 3-4 are on the origin of the 
name ; pp. 5 - 13 are on the Fields of England ; on p. 14 is a wood- 
cut of the arms of John Field, the astronomer; pp. 15 -32 give the 
descent of the Rev. Dr. Field from Zacheriah Field, one of the settlers 
of Hartford, Conn. ; pp. 33 - 38 give the descendants of Rev. Timothy 
Field, brother of the Rev. Dr. F. ; and the remainder of the work 
is devoted to the doctor's own descendants. Among his sons are 
David D. Field, a well known New York politician, Cyrus W. Field, 
whose connection with the Atlantic telegraph has rendered him 
famous, and Rev. Henry M. Field, the author of this book, one of 
the editors of the New York Evangelist. 

A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Thomas 
Flint, of Salem, with a Copy of the Wills and Inven- 
tories of the Estates of the first two Generations. Com- 
piled by John Flint and John H. Stone. Andover : 
Printed by Warren F. Draper. 1860. 8vo, pp. 150. 
Thomas and William Flint, who early settled at Salem, were 
brothers ; the descendants of the latter are few, but of the former 
many have borne the name, this record enumerating 1950. The 
genealogy has evidently been prepared with great care, the dates 
being very fully given, the arrangement clear, and in many instances 
interesting biographical notes give the reader an insight into the 
manners and actions of the past. The introduction informs us that 
besides these two brothers, there were two other early emigrants of 
the name, who are not known to have been connected with them. 
These are Rev. Henry Flint of Braintree, Mass., and Thomas his 
brother, the latter of whom came from Matlock, county of Derby, 
and settled at Concord, Mass., in 1638. The family is said to have 
been long settled at Matlock, and it has spread quite widely on this 
side of the Atlantic. 

Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the 
United States. By John Howard Redfield. Being 
a Revision and Extension of the Genealogical 
Tables compiled in 1839 by William C. Redfield. 
Albany : Munsell and Rowland. New York : C. B. 
Richardson. 1860. 8vo, pp. 337. 
The previously issued accounts of the Redfields, traced the family 

only of Theophilus of Killingworth, Conn., 1705 ; but the present 

150 American Genealogist. [1860. 

author has succeeded in establishing the pedigree for two generations 
earlier. The head of the family was William Redfin or Redfield of 
Cambridge, 1646, and New London. His only son was James of 
New London, New Haven, Martha's Vineyard, and Saybrook, who 
had issue Theophilus and James, the former of Killingworth, the 
latter of Fairfield, Conn. The discovery of the early portion of this 
pedigree and its verification, are proofs of the author's Zealand 
judgment ; and he has certainly established as clear a case as any 
critic can desire. The genealogy is full, and is arranged on a good 
plan, enumerating over sixteen hundred of the name, one thousand 
of whom are supposed now to be living. The notes contain a curi- 
ous summary of statistics of birth, longevity, &c. ; as also extracts 
from deeds and records, and a list of sixty-two papers, published by 
William C. Redfield, on scientific subjects. The volume contains 
beautifully engraved portraits of Peleg Redfield, Luther, Heman J., 
Lewis H., George, William C., Isaac F., and Theophilus Redfield. 
The whole execution of the work is very neat, and as it has a good 
index, it will be a valuable and ornamental addition to the genealo- 
gist's library. 

Memorials of Elder John White, one of the first 
Settlers of Hartford, Conn., and of his Descendants. 
By Allyn S. Kellogg. Hartford : Printed for the 
Family, by Case, Lockwood & Co. 1860. 8vo, pp. 

This genealogy is in all respects one of the best, being extensive, 
exact in dates, well arranged, and throughout bearing the marks of 
careful and extensive examination of old records. The descendants 
in the female line are also noticed in many cases, and the biograph- 
ical sketches of the more prominent members of the family show that 
it has preserved a good station in the estimation of the community. 
The name, as might be expected, is very common in New England, 
there being over twenty emigrants of the name not known to be con- 
nected to each other ; and a similar frequency of occui*rence in Eng- 
land, will render any attempt to trace the pedigree of John White, 
very difficult. Some extracts from English records, furnished J)y 
the liberality of Hon. Henry White of New Haven, are printed, not 
as referring to this family, but to aid others of the name. The table 
of heads of families is a good feature in the book, and the analyses 
of the duration of the different generations, and the extent of the 

I860.] American Genealogist. 151 

several branches, are instructive and interesting. The author in his 
preface acknowledges valuable aid rendered by Norman, Henry, and 
Ebenezer B. White ; the former gentleman having borne a large 
share of the expense of publication. 

The Jewell Register, containing a List of the De- 
scendants of Thomas Jewell of Braintree, near 
Boston, Mass. Hartford : Case, Lockwood & Co. 
1860. 8vo, pp. 104. 

This is a compactly printed pamphlet, giving 1868 of the descend- 
ants of Thomas Jewell. It is arranged on the plan of Judge 
Goodwin of Hartford, Conn., which is one of the best that 
are used. The authors appear to be Pliny Jewell of Hartford, 
Conn., and the Rev. Joel Jewell of French Mills, Pa. They sup- 
pose the progenitor of this family, who was at Mt. Wollaston, now 
Braintree, as early as 1639, and died there in 1654, to have been of 
the same stock as Bishop Jewell (1522-71), but give no reasons 
for this supposition. The arms of Bishop Jewell are prefixed to 
the book. 

Genealog}^ and Biography of the Elmer Family. 
Compiled by Lucius Q. C. Elmer. (Printed for the 
use of the family). Bridgeton, N. J.: Nixon and 
Potter, printers. Commerce and Laurel streets. 
1860. 8vo, pp. 64. 

I take this title from the N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Record, vol. I, as I have not seen a copy of the genealogy. 

Record of the Family of Louis Du Bois, who emi- 
grated from France to America in 1660. Edition 
of 150 copies ; printed for the use of the family 
connection only. [Philadelphia :] Press of John 
C. Clark & Son. 1860. 8vo, pp. 76. 

" This narrative," says the preface, " is one of a series of family 
records, distinct from each other, yet in some respects united." 
The first is the Patterson family, 1847 ; the second, the Ewing, 
1858, and the third and last the present work, which is the joint 

152 American Genealogist. [1860. 

production of Robert P. Du Bois of New London, Pa., and William 
E. Du Bois of Philadelphia. The work is admirably adapted for 
what it is intended to be — a repository of facts that will interest 
members of the family. A folding lithographic tabular pedigree of 
the descendants of Robert Du Bois and his wife Catharine Blangon, 
is appended. A fascimile of the first page of the Register of the 
French Church of New i^'aZte, commencing 1683, in the handwriting 
of Louis Du Bois, the first elder and clerk of the session, is also given, 
besides which there is a page of autographs. 

Genealogy of the Everett Family. By Edward F. 
Everett, of Charlestown, Mass. Reprinted from the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
for July, 1860. Boston ; Henry W. Dutton & Son, 
Printers. 1860. 8vo, pp. 7. 

This record contains a portion of the descendants of Richard 
Everett of Dedham, 1636, being sufficiently extended to enable any 
one to connect and trace the remaining branches. From this an- 
cestor were descended Alexander H. Everett, and Edward Everett. 

Genealogical Items of the Kellogg Family. No. II. 
By D. 0. Kellogg, member of the New England 
Hist. Gen. Society. Boston : H. W. Dutton & Son. 
1860. 8vo, pp. 8. 

This pamphlet, by Mr, Kellogg of Brooklyn, N. Y., was reprinted 
from the N. H. Hist, and Gen. Register, for April, 1860. The first 
part is noticed under the date of 1858. The progenitor of the family 
here recorded was Lieut. Joseph Kellogg, who joined the church at 
Farmington, Conn., Oct. 9, 1653, removed to Boston, Mass., 1659, 
and thence removed to Hadley, Mass., about 1662, where he died 
about 1707. 

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marriage of James and 
Mary North, Middletown, Conn., Oct. 24, 1860. 
Hartford ; Press of Case, Lockwood & Co., 1860. 

This is a privately printed 12mo pamphlet of 30 pages, containing 
a pleasant account of proceedings at the celebration of the golden 

I860.] American Genealogist. 153 

wedding of Deacon James North, bora Sep. 16, 1788, son of Simeon 
North; married, Oct. 24, 1810, Mary Doud, born Aug. 7, 1792, 
daughter of Richard Doud. No clue is given to their ancestry, 
except the above, but a full account is given of the descendants of 
Deacon North. 

The "Washingtons : A Tale of a Country parish in 
the Seventeenth Century. By John Nassau Simp- 
kinson, Rector of Brington, Northants. London : 
Longmans. 1860. 8vo, pp. 326 and 89. 

This is an interesting account of the Washington family, compiled 
from the parish records and certain manuscripts preserved at Al- 
thorpe, the seat of Earl Spencer. It was undertaken under the mis- 
taken idea that George Washington was descended from this branch. 
It seems that Laurence Washington of Sulgrave, Northants, having 
been forced to part with his property, removed to Brington, near 
Althorp Park, probably because he was related to the Spencers. 
In the church-yard there will be found his epitaph, dated 13th Dec, 
1616, showing that by his wife Margaret, daughter of William Tees 
of Sussex, he had eight sons and nine daughters. John and Law- 
rence were wrongly supposed to have emigrated to Virginia. Our 
author gave proofs sufl&cient that John, one of these sons, was 
knighted in 1623, and that he married Mary Curtis (sister of Amy 
Washington's husband), who died January 1, 1624, and was buried 
in Islip Church, and had by her sons Mordaunt, John, and Philip. 
At least our author finds on the Althorp household books, that 
among the frequent guests of Lord Spencer, were Sir William, John, 
and Lawrence Washington, the Curtisses, Mewces and Pills, and 
that John is termed Sir John after March, 1623, and is accompanied 
by a son Mordaunt. From this beginning Col. Chester has followed 
up the trace, and as we shall hereafter show, has proved that the 
American family is not from this branch. Still the book will possess 
a certain interest as an antiquarian romance. 

Bishop Meade's Old Families, and Mr. Custis's Recollections, con- 
tain much interesting information about the Washingtons in Ame- 
rica, and the Heraldic Journal (Boston, 1866), contains a reprint 
of all that is known at present. 


154 American Genealogist. [1860. 

Perkins Family of Connecticut. By Fred. B. Perkins 
of Hartford, Conn. [Boston : I860.] 8vo, pp. 8. 

This is a reprint from the H. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, for 
April, 1860. It gives only descendants of Joseph and Jabez Per- 
kins, who settled in Connecticut, and who were grandsons of John 
Perkins, who emigrated from England, and settled at Ipswich, Mass. 
The previous generations of this family, and the early generations 
of other Perkins families, are given in an article by H. N. Perkins 
of Boston, published in the Register, for July, 1856, and a fuller 
account of the Hampton Perkinses by Asa W. Brown, in the same 
work, Jan., 1858. Neither of the latter articles were reprinted sepa- 

Incidents in the Life of Samuel "Whitney, born in 
Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1734. Died at Cas- 
tine, Maine, 1808. Together with some Aecount 
of his Descendants, and other Family Memorials. 
Collected by his Great-Grandson, Henry Austin 
Whitney. Boston ; Printed for private distribution. 
1860. folio, pp. 142. 

One hundred and twenty-five copies were struck ofi" at the Eiver- 
side press, Cambridge. On the title page of twenty-five copies, the 
vignette was printed in difi'erent tints. Head and tail pieces to the 
difi"erent chapters and divisions, of scroll work, and the initial let- 
ters, cut for this book, are printed in red relief In the appendix, 
the initial letters in black relief. There are two plates — Samuel 
Whitney's residences at Concord and Castine, with several facsimiles 
of signatures. 

This book, beautifully printed, is especially of interest to the im- 
mediate family of which it treats, giving a very full genealogical 
account of Samuel Whitney's descendants, and of those of David 
Howe, Esq., of Castine. On pp. 74 and 75, will be found a genea- 
logical outline of the descendants of Col. William Smith, born in 
Newton, near Higham Ferris, in Northampton, England, November 
6, 1685 ; married Martha Ferristall of Putney, in the county of Sur- 
rey, in the Protestant church at Tangier, Africa, and whose twelve 
children were born in Tangier, London, Youghall (Ireland), New 
York, and Brookhaven, L. I., where he died Sept. 27, 1705. Epi- 

I860.] American GENEALoaiST. 155 

taphs and monumental inscriptions are given from Castine and 
Waldoboro, Me., New Orleans, La., Bolton, Mass., Swedesboro', 
N. J., and the Granary burial ground, Boston. The appendix con- 
tains genealogical outlines of the descendants of John Bridge of_ 
Cambridge, Mass., 1632, who died 1665; of Abraham Belknap of 
Essex county, who died about 1644 ; and of David Cutler, who died 
in Boston 1710; all of which sketches contain some material which 
I have not met with in print elsewhere. Also a notice of Samuel 
Austin of Boston, born 1721, died 1792, with his descent from 
Richard Austin of Charlestown, and an account of the somewhat re- 
markable recapture of the American ship Hiram, from the French, 
in the year 1800. 

The Will of William Lawrence, born in Groton, 1783, 
died in Boston, 1848, to which are prefixed the wills 
of William Boardman Senior, who died in 1806 ; 
of his daughter Susannah Boardman, who died the 
same year, and of his son William Boardman, born 
1760, died 1842; also the will of Mrs. Susan Rug- 
gles Lawrence, born 1787, died 1858. [The Law- 
rence Arms.] Boston. Six copies printed for the 
use of the Trustees. 1860. Folio, pp. 48. 

This compilation is beautifully printed, and is from the Riverside 
Press of H. 0. Houghton and Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
There is a head piece to each division of the book, and nine initial 
letters printed in red. The W of William and L of Lawrence, on 
the title page, are mediasval letters, printed in red, and were cut 
for the book. Besides the wills mentioned in the title, and a brief 
introduction by the compiler, signed H. A. W., the book contains 
memoranda relating to the families of William Boardman, and of 
Caleb Davis, the son of Joshua aud Sarah Davis, born in Wood- 
stock, Conn., Oct. 25, 1738 ; died in Boston, July 6, 1797 ; and who 
was the first speaker of the Massachusetts house of representatives, 
under the constitution, in 1780 : Memoranda relating to the family 
of William Lawrence, giving his descent from John Lawrence of 
Wisset, county of Suffolk, England, and of Watertown and Grroton, 
Mass., with two generations of his descendants, being all of his 
descendants born to the date, October 1861 ; and a list of family 

156 American Genealogist. [1860. 

Pkatt Memorial. By Kev. Stillman Pratt, Middle- 
boro', Mass. Small 4 to, pp. 8. 

This is a pamphlet without title page, and was published in 1860. 
It gives a genealogy of the Pratts descended from John Pratt of 
Dorchester, Mass., admitted a freeman of the Massachusetts colony, 
May 14, 1634. His descendants, we are here informed, reside 
chiefly in Medfield, Reading, and Woodend, Mass., Temple, N. H., 
Buffalo, N. Y., and Prattsville, Ala. Besides John there are other 
immigrants mentioned here, viz., Phineas ofWeymouth, Plymouth, 
and Charleston, whose descendants may be found at Cohasset, Mid- 
dleboro, Taunton, Boston, and many other places; Joshua of Ply- 
mouth (supposed to be a brother of Phineas), whose descendants 
are settled in the old colony, Sudbury, Shutesbury, and elsewhere j 
William, of Hartford and Saybrook, Conn,, whose descendants re- 
side at Saybrook and vicinity ; and Edward, from London, Eng., 
who settled at Sutton, Mass., and whose descendants are found in 
Sherborn and vicinity. It is here stated that the genealogy of the 
Saybrook family has been thoroughly traced, and is ready for pub- 

Pedigree of Miner. By W. H. Whitmore. Keprinted 
from the New England Historical and Genealogi- 
cal Register for April, 1859. Boston : H. W. But- 
ton & Son. 1860. 8vo, pp. 8. 

This is probably the rarest of American genealogies, as but one 
copy exists. After the type had stood for some months, it was acci- 
dentally distributed, and a single proof remains. 

As to the family, which has been of good reputation in Connecti- 
cut, we may say that it claims a good origin in England. This essay 
was written by Thomas Miner of Stonington, Conn., in 1683, when 
he was seventy-five years old, for the purpose of preserving a know- 
ledge of the pedigree. He claims that his father Clement, was son 
of William Miner of Chew-Magna, who died in 1585, and that Wil- 
liam was son of another and more noted William. 

The family is traced back for several generations with much zeal 
and a considerable display of heraldic pedantry. 

The family seem to have given full credence to the pedigree, for 
the arms depicted in the manuscripts are found on the tomb-stones 
of three of the sons of this Thomas. 

I860.] American Genealogist. 157 

Merrick Genealogy. A Genealogical Circular, Very 
Respectfully Addressed to all the Merricks in Ame- 
rica. Large 4 to, pp. 9. 

The title of this pamphlet and the small number of its pages will 
give those who have not seen it a very inadequate idea of its extent. 
^Though there are but nine pages here, yet these pages — being 
printed in small type, three columns to a page — contain as much 
matter as 50 common octavo pages ; and though the work is called 
a circular, it is in the regular form of a genealogy and gives a 
greater number of persons than do many books that profess to be 
full genealogies. 

The pamphlet was published in 1860 ; but the printer's name is 
not given, nor is the place where it was printed. We learn from the 
introduction, that the author is the Rev. James L. Merrick of South 
Amherst, Mass., and that he intends soon to publish a genealogy in 
book form. The basis of this work, the author informs us, is a 
genealogy compiled in 1815-16, by the late Tilly Merrick jr., of 
West Springfield, Mass. Eight of these nine pages are devoted to 
the descendants of Thomas Merrick, who settled in 1638, at Spring- 
field, Mass., where he had thirteen children born. Besides this 
family, there are several others in America, namely the Methuen 
family, descended from Timothy Merrick, who there married Mary 
Bodwellin 1728; the Philadelphia and Hallowell families descended 
from two brothers : Samuel, born 1762, and John, born 1766, who 
emigrated from London to this country, the former settling at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., and the latter at Hallowell, Me.; the Maryland family, 
who trace their descent to Thomas Duhuret Merrick who settled at 
Annapolis, Md., where he died Dec, 1794; and the Marblehead 
family descended from Michael Merrick, who with a brother emi- 
grated from Ireland and settled at Marblehead, Mass., about 1770. 
Some account of all these families is given. 

A Letter concerning Family History. By Andrew- 
Brown. 1812. [Printed at Albany by J. Munsell. 
I860.] Pages 12. 

This is an autobiographical letter written by Andrew Brown to 
his son Silas, in 1812. It contains some genealogical notes, and the 
editor has prefixed a short tabular pedigree showing that Andrew 

158 American Genealogist. [1860. 

was grandson of Ichabod, who was the son of John Brown of Ston- 
ino-ton, Conn. We presume the letter remained in manuscript until 
printed at this time. 

Genealogy of the Freeman Family. 

This little book of 92 pages is almost entirely filled with one or v 
two biographies. The genealogy is traced back to Samuel Freeman 
of Watertown, A. D. 1630, and thence downward through Samuel 
of Eastham, whose grandson, Enoch H. C. 1729, removed to Fal- 
mouth, Me., in 1742, 

This last named held various offices, was judge of probate in 
1770, and died in 1788. His son, Samuel, was also judge of pro- 
bate and filled other responsible positions. The greater portion of 
this book is devoted to the biography of this Samuel Freeman, and 
of his son, Samuel D. Freeman, and the whole seems to be an ap- 
pendix to certain lectures prepared for delivery before the Wash- 
ingtonian Society at Portland. 

We find no date of publication, but have ventured to assign it to 
1860 or 1861. 

A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New 
England, showing Three Generations of those who 
came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's 
Register. By James Savage, former President of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Editor of 
Winthrop's History of New England. In four 
volumes. Boston : Little, Brown & Co. 1860. Vols. 
I and II. pp. 516 and 599 : Vol. III. 1861. pp. 
664 : Vol. IV. 1862. pp. 714. 

This is a work of the highest value to the genealogist, and is 
indeed the foundation of every library in which family histories are 
to claim a place. It is as necessary as a dictionary of any language 
is to a student thereof, and partakes necessarily of such defects as 
are inseparable from this condensed form of supplying information. 
In these volumes it is intended to give the dates of marriage and 
death of every immigrant hither previous to 1692, dates of the 
birth, marriage and death of his children and of the birth of his 
grandchildren, thus recording the first three generations. This plan 

I860.] American Genealogist. 159 

of course produces a seeming inequality, as a child brought here by 
its parents is assumed as a head of a family, though one born here 
twenty years before is not ; but a limit was of necessity to be fixed 
somewhere, and it would be difficult to suggest one better than that 

The limit of time, 1692, is a very jndicious one, since, as the 
author states, " nineteen-twentieths of the people in New England, 
in 1775, were descendants of those found here at that time." 

As to the execution of the plan, every reader must give Mr. 
Savage unqualified praise. It is impossible that there should not 
be numerous omissions, but there will be found but very few errors. 
There must be so many sources of information yet unexamined, so 
many manuscripts yet unpublished, that we may reasonbly expect 
to fill up many gaps in the account ; still the main portion of the 
work has been performed under the most favorable circumstances. 
Mr. Savage has devoted fifteen years to his Dictionary, and, in 
addition to his own researches, he has maintained an extensive 
correspondence, and thus obtained the results of a dozen careful 
antiquaries. Indeed for the last five or six years, nearly every 
genealogist has taken pains to communicate to him such new items 
as might be discovered in tracing any special family. 

This work is one intended for the student, and hence economy of 
space has been studied, by the use of abbreviations, easily under- 
stood. It may be well to note, however, that the old orthography 
of surnames was very variable, and a name may be on this list in a 
place not warranted by the modern spelling. 

One great excellence of the work remains to be noted ; as he has 
embraced all New England in the plan of investigation, he has been 
able to collect the different settlers of the same surname into one 
field of vision ; and as so many Massachusetts men removed from 
the sea-board, farther inland, and disappeared from record there, 
the genealogist will now often discover the location elsewhere of 
some long-missing branch of his family. 

This Dictionary will long remain a monument to the industry 
and public spirit of the author, and a witness of his freedom from 
prejudice, and his ability to discover and confute the numerous ridi- 
culous traditions heretofore current among us. 

160 American Genealogist. [1861. 


Genealogy of the Adams Family of Kingston, Mass. 
Collected and compiled by George Adams of Boston. 
Boston : Published by the Descendants of Francis 
Adams. Printed by David Clapp. 1861. 8vo, pp. 

It is evident from the letter printed in this book, that Francis 
Adams the emigrant was the brother of a Richard A., who writes 
from Chester, Eng., in 1697. It is judged from the fact that the 
family possesses the original deed, that Francis was the son of a 
Richard Adams, gent., of Boston who bought lands in New Hamp- 
shire in 1688. Beyond this all is guess-work, as the name is so 
common. Francis Adams died at Kingston, Mass., in 1758, and 
the record of his descendants seems to be carefully collected. 

The Babcock Family. 8vo, pp. 4. 

This is a pamphlet without title page, reprinted in 1861, at 
Albany, N. Y., by Messrs. Munsell & Rowland, from a half sheet 
foolscap, without date. It was probably printed first in 1844, as a 
note at the end, signed S. Babcock, is dated at New Haven, Conn., 
that year. Mr. Babcock states that he had been permitted by the 
author, Albert Wells of Palmyra, N. Y., to copy this account of the 
Babcock family from a sheet printed by Mr. Wells himself, for his 
own gratification and amusement. It possesses no value as a contri- 
bution to family history and is in contradiction to the received 

Percival and Ellen Green. [Boston : Press of H. W. 
Dutton & Son. 1861.] 8vo, pp. 5. 

This pamphlet is without title page. I have supplied within 
brackets, the place and date of publication. It contains one line of 
the descendants of Percival Green, who came to this country in 
1635, and settled at Cambridge, Mass., carried down to the sixth 
generation. The author is Samuel A. Green, M. D., of Boston, of 
the eio-hth generation. This account is reprinted, with a few addi- 

1861.] American G-enealogist. 161 

tional particulars, ia the Register for April, 1861. To some copies 
is added an article by Dr. Greea, from the Avierican Annals of the 
Deaf and Dumb, for April, 1861, containing a sketch of the life 
of Francis Green of this family, " the earliest advocate of the edu- 
cation of deaf mutes in America," and a translation by the latter, 
of some extracts from the Institution des Soiirds et Muets of the 
Abbe De L' Epee, which translation was first published in 1803, in 
the New England Palladium^ a Boston newspaper. 

Sketch of the Chipman Family communicated to the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
by Rev. R. Manning Chipman of Wolcottville, Ct. 
[Boston: 1861.] 8vo, pp. 4. 

This is a reprint, without title page, of the brief article bearing 
the above title in the Register, for Jan. 1861, to which is appended 
the obituary of Capt. Zachariah Chipman of Yarmouth, Nova 
Scotia, from the same work. 

A Genealogical Account of the Noyes Family, to- 
gether with the Dike Family and the Fuller and 
Edson Families. Compiled by Jacob Noyes of 
Abington. Abington : C. G. Easterbrook, Printer. 
1861. 8vo, pp. 13. 

These are brief genealogies only of the families named in the 
title. The Noyes family here given is descended from Nicholas 
Noyes, who with his brother Rev. James, came from Choulderton, 
Wiltshire, England, in 1634. Both of them finally settled in New- 
bury. It is here asserted that " they were descended from a knight 
by the name of James, who was with William at the battle of Hast- 
ings ;" but as no authority is given, the statement may be safely 
doubted. The Noyes family fills pp. 3-6; the Dike family de- 
scended from Samuel, born in Scotland, 1722, fills pp. 7-9 ; the 
Fuller family from Dr. Samuel of the Mayflower, has only p. 10 
devoted to it; and the Edson family from Dea. Samuel, born 1612, 
of Salem and Bridgewater, fills pp. 11-13. A cradle, said to have 
been brought by Dr. Samuel Fuller in the Mayflower, is owned by 
the author. 


162 Amekican Genealogist. [1861. 

A Genealogical Eegister of the Descendants of several 
Ancient Puritans. By Rev. Abner Morse, A. M. 
Vol. III. Boston : Press of H. W. Button & Son. 
1861. 8vo, pp. 243. 

The third volume, unlike the second published in 1859, is com- 
plete. It is devoted to the diflferent families of Richards in this 
country, of which the author gives twelve ; the progenitors being 
Thomas of Dorchester, Mass., 1630-6, Weymouth, 1636 - 50 ; Tho- 
mas of Hartford, Ct., 1636- 9(?) ; Nathaniel of Cambridge, Mass., 
1632-6, Hartford, Conn., 1636-53('0; Norwalk, Conn., 1653- 
82(?); William of Plymouth, Mass., 1632-6, Scituate, 1632-45, 
Weymouth, Mass., 1645-82; John of Plymouth, Mass., 1632-52 
(?), New London, Conn., 1652 -87(?); Edward of Dedham, Mass., 
1637 - 84 ; Richard of Lynn, Mass., 1633 - 78(?) ; Paul of New York, 
1667-80 ; Humphrey of Boston, 1695-1727; John of Newbury, 
Mass., 1694-9; Piscataqua, N. H., 1701(?); Samuel of Norwalk, 
Conn., 1714 - 61 ; and Charles of Marblehead, Mass., 1728. A 
separate chapter is devoted to each of these twelve families. This 
is perhaps the best of Mr. Morse's publications. The book is dedi- 
cated to the memory of the late Rev. John Richards, D. D., who had 
begun to collect materials for a similar work, but was prevented by 
death from preparing it. A portrait of Rev. Dr. Richards is given 
as a frontispiece. There are also portraits of Samuel, Rev. Jonas D. 
F., Rev. Wm. C, Reuben Jun., Benjamin and James Richards. A 
coat of arms is also given without authority ; and besides an index of 
residences, which the author's previous works possesses, this has also 
an index of intermarriages. 

Memorial of the Walkees of the old Plymouth Co- 
lony, embracing Genealogical and Biographical 
Sketches of James, of Taunton ; Philip, of Reho- 
both ; William, of Eastham ; John, of Marshfield ; 
and Thomas, o£ Bristol ; and of their descendants 
from 1620 to 1860. By J. B. R. Walker, Member 
of the Old Colony Historical Society. Northamp- 
ton : Metcalf & Co., Printers. 1861. 8vo, pp. xix 
and 451. 

Genealogies of families bearing common names, like the present, 
are much more difficult to compile than of those traced to but one 

1861.] American GENEALoaiST. 163 

or two contemporaries among our early settlers. The successful ac- 
complishment of such an undertaking as this, is therefore deserving 
of great praise. This work, which seems to have been carefully pre- 
pared, is by Kev. Mr. Walker of Holyoke, Mass. The printer has 
also done his part well. The preface and introduction fill nineteen 
pages; pp. 1-3 relate to Widow Walker of Rehoboth, 'the head 
of the Taunton family ; pp. 4 - 17, to James Walker of Taunton ; 
p. 18, to Sarah (Walker) Tisdill ; pp. 21-116, to descendants of 
James Walker of Taunton ; pp. 117 - 329, to Philip Walker of Reho- 
both and his descendants ; p. 330, to Samuel Walker of Rehoboth ; 
pp. 331-367, to William Walker of Eastham, and his descendants; 
pp. 368-396, to John Walker of Marshfield, and his descendants ; 
p. 397, to John Walker of Marshfield, and Francis Walker of Mid- 
dleboro; and pp. 898-400, to Thomas Walker of Bristol, R. I., 
and his descendants. In the appendix, six pages are devoted to the 
Walkers of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut colo- 
nies, a compilation which will be very useful to persons tracing 
other families of the name ; six pages are given to members of con- 
gress, graduates of colleges, authors and inventors named Walker, 
classified under these heads ; and ten pages, to miscellaneous matter. 
There are two indices, viz : one of persons of the name, and the 
other of intermarriages with other families. These fill twenty-seven 
pages. There are portraits of the author, and James, George, Rich- 
mond, Bradford, Joseph, James 0., William, Thomas A., Whitfield, 
Abel, William P., Thomas R., George W., Darwin G., Hiram- N., 
DeWitt C, and Charles I. Walker. 

The Wetmore Family of America, and its collateral 
branches 5 with Genealogical, Biographical and His- 
torical Notices. By James Carnahan Wetmore. 
Albany : Munsell & Rowland. 1861. royal 8vo, pp. 

It is sufficient praise of the literary merits of the book to say 
that they are worthy of its exterior. Its typographical execution is 
in the highest style of the art. The introduction occupies pp. 1 - 9 ; 
pp. 11 - 26 give biographic items relative to the first settler, Thomas 
Whitmore, whose name has been corrupted by his descendants to 
Wetmore; pp. 27-130 give his descendants; pp. 581 -610 are de- 
voted to an appendix, and pp. 611-670 contain the indices, which 
are very full and well prepared. The introduction treats of the 

164 American Genealogist. [1861. 

Whitmore families in America ; of a coat of arms said to have been 
used by the descendants of Thomas Whitmore for upwards of a cen- 
tury, of which a wood cut is given ; and of the origin of the name. 
Thomas Whitmore, to the descendants of whom the bulk of this 
work is devoted, came to this country in 1625, according to a genea- 
logical record made in 1792, but the first notice found of him in this 
country, is in 1639 - 40, at Wethersfield, Conn. He subsequently 
removed to Hartford and Middletown, Conn., and died Dec. 11, 
1681, aged about 68. The individuals in this genealogy are not 
numbered, but a plan, first used in print, I think, by Mr. Dudley 
in his Dudley Genealogies, of giving the line of descent of the 
parent at the head of the several families, is used instead. This, 
with a subdivision of the lines, an excellent table of contents, a 
tabular pedigree referring to the pages where descendants are found, 
and good indices, make it tolerably easy to follow the descent or 
ascent, as well as to find the various persons noticed in the book. 

A very thorough research appears to have been made for mate- 
rials to illustrate the biography of the members of this family ; and 
extracts from records, newspapers, &c., and copies of inscriptions on 
gravestones, are quite numerous on these pages. Gen. Prosper 
Montgomery Wetmore of New York, the poet, who is also distin- 
guished in political, benevolent, and commercial circles, is of this 
family. His memoir will be found at pp. 127 -33. The appendix 
contains the following articles, viz: Historical sketch of John 
Whitmore-of Stamford; armorial bearings and lineage of English 
Whitmores; abstract of wills in England; biographical sketches of 
President Edwards, Elder Brewster, Grovernor Treadwell, Rev. 
Samuel Kirkland, and Capt. Miles Standish, with records of descend- 

History of the Reed Family in Europe and America. 
By Jacob Whitteniore Reed, member of the New 
England Historic-Genealogical Society. Boston: 
Printed for John Wilson & Son. 1861. 8vo, pp. 

The English portion occupies only 40 pages, but it would not be 
easy to collect more errors in the same space from any similar work. 
Not only has this portion nothing to do with the American part, but 
the mistakes are too absurd to require correction. Dismissing the 

1861.] American Genealogist. 165 

English part as not deserving criticism, we find tlie rest worthy of 

The portraits are those of the author, of Reuben Reed, Lucius 
R. Paige, Hon. Nathan Reed, Col. Jesse Reed, Mrs. Mehitable 
Deane, David Reed, Levi Reed, John M. Reed, Wm. B. Reed, Tho- 
mas Reed, and James Reed. Each of the diflferent stocks occupies 
a chapter ; but the arrangement of families in the chapters, is not 
the best, there being no cross references. 

A Record of the Cope Family, as established in Ame- 
rica by Oliver Cope, who came from England to 
Pennsylvania about the year 1682 ; with the resi- 
dences, dates of births, death and marriages, of his 
descendants as far as ascertained. By Gilbert Cope. 
Philadelphia : King & Baird, Printers. 1861. 8vo, 
pp. 251. 

There is evidence on record at Philadelphia, that the ancestor of 
this family came from Avebury, in Wiltshire. After his removal 
to this country, he settled in the county of New Castle, Penn., where 
he died, in the year 1687. The author has gleaned all the facts he 
was able to collect about him, but as is often the case in such inves- 
tigations, the record obtained is far from being full. The book is 
well printed, and has the appearance of having been carefully pre- 
pared. The dates are minute and full. The plan of arrangement is 
substantially that adopted by the late Mr. Goodwin of Hartford, 
Conn., and has the same deficiency that is so marked in his books, 
there being no sign to show readily, whether the persons whose 
names appear in the regular series have children recorded in the 
book or not. This want is supplied in the Vinton Memorial, and 
in some of the genealogies published in 1859 and 1860, in the iV. 
E. Hist, and Gen. Register. The plan is an excellent one in other 
respects. The book has an index of marriages, but lacks a general 
index of names. The author thinks, from the spelling and pronun- 
ciation of the name, that it is of German origin ; the more so from 
the fact that there have been many Copes among the Germans. I 
have some doubt of the correctness of this opinion. 

166 American GENEALoaiST. [1861 

A Paper read at a Family Meeting of some of the de- 
scendants (comprising cldldren, grandchildren, and 
great-grandchildren) of Samuel Hurlbut, born at 
Chatham, Conn., 1748, and his wife Jerusha (Hig- 
gins) Hurlbut, born at Haddam, Conn., 1750, held 
at Racine, Wis., September 20, 1860. By Henry 
Higgins Hurlbut. Racine, Wis. : Printed for the 
Author at the Journal Office, 1861. 8vo, pp. 22. 

Besides the geaealogical paper read at the meeting, an appendix 
of notes and a table displaying the ancestry of Samuel Hurlbut and 
his wife Jerusha, will be found here. Mr. Hurlbut was descended 
from Thomas^ H. of Wethersfield, Conn., who was wounded in the 
Pequot war, 1637, through John,- David,^ and David,4 his father. 

Robert Harris and his descendants ; with notices of 
the Morey and Metcalf Families. Compiled by 
Luther M. Harris, M. D. Boston : Printed by 
Henry W. Button and Son. 1861. 8vo, pp. 56. 

Robert Harris, the ancestor of this family, came to New England 
as early as 1643, and settled at Roxbury. The book is arranged 
on the plan of Mr. Drake, and is of course clear and satisfactory. 
There are two good indices. The Morey family occupies only a 
page and a half, and the Metcalf family, which is an abridgment of 
Dr. Harris's article in the Register^ giving his own line of descent, 
fills less than two pages. 

Reunion of the Family of Joseph Taylor at IMiddle- 
town, New Jersey, in 1861. . . . Printed for private 
circulation. Wm. Everdill's Sons, Printers, 104 
Fulton St., N. Y. 1861. 8vo, pp.9. [Printed on one 
side of the leaf only. 

The very interestsng account of a thanksgiving party held Nov. 
28th, 1861, here presented, contains the records of the descendants 
of Edward Taylor a large proprietor of lands at Middletown in 1692. 
The family is said to be clearly traced from John Taylor, who was 

1861.] American Genealogist. 167 

living in the time of King Edward III. From him was descended 
Matthew Taylor, who married about 1600 the heiress of Richard 
Freeland, and whose grandson, Matthew, was the father of the 

The book is beautifully printed, and the genealogy begins at so 
late a pe riod that it is probably complete. 

Genealogy of the Hosmer Family. By James B. Hos- 
mer. Hartford: Steam press of Elihu Geer. 1861. 
8vo, pp. 16. 

This brief record commences with Thomas Hosmer, son of Ste- 
phen and Dorothy Hosmer of Hawkhurst, Co. Kent, Eng., who 
came to Cambridge, Mass., as early as 1632, and afterwards settled 
at Hartford. 

As will be inferred from the size of the book, the family is not 
very extensively traced out; but among the notables of the name 
are recorded Hon. Titus Hosmer, who was an ardent champion of 
the popular side in the Revolution, an assistant speaker of the 
Connecticut house of representatives, and appointed by congress one 
of the three judges of appeals. He d. in 1780, aged 44. His son, 
Stephen Titus Hosmer, b. 1763, d. 1834, was chief justice of Con- 

John Rogers : the Compiler of the first Authorized 
English Bible ; the Pioneer of the English Refor- 
ation; and its First Martyr. Embracing a Genea- 
logical Account of his Family, Biographical Sketches 
of some of his principal descendants, his own writ- 
ings, etc. By Joseph Lemuel Chester. London : 
Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts. 1861. 8vo, 
pp. 452. 

This elaborate work, though published in London, was the pro- 
duction of an American antiquary, and is one of the best and most 
exhaustive biographies extant. Mr. Chester, in common with most 
of the descendants of the Rev. John Rogers of Dedham, England, 
believed himself to be also descended from the famous martyr. 

In attempting to prove this relationship by examining the Eng- 
lish' records, Mr. Chester effectually disproved it; but he wisely 

168 American Genealogist. [1862. 

decided to publish the new and deeply interesting material he had 
gathered. It would be foreign to our subject to enter upon the 
biography of an Englishman in no way connected with this country, 
but owing to the popular mistake we will specify the points which 
have been proved. 

John Rogers was probably born at Deritend, now a portion of 
Birmingham, and, according to the Herald's visitations, married 
Adriana de Weyden, alias Pratt, by whom he had children : Daniel, 
John, Ambrose, Samuel, Philip, Bernard, Augustine, Barnaby, 
Susan, Elizabeth, and Hester. Of these, Daniel was clerk of the 
council to Queen Elizabeth, and John was a doctor of laws. De- 
scendants of both can be traced for a little distance, but then disap- 
pear, and there is no person living who can present the necessary 
evidence of descent from the martyr. 

On the other hand it is rendered certain that Rev. Richard 
Rogers of Wethersfield, Eng., was not a descendant, nor was his 
kinsman (not nephew, as is sometimes said), the Rev. John Rogers 
of Dedham. 

Mr. Chester's book abounds in evidence of patient and careful 
investigation, a rare ability to connect and understand dissevered 
facts, and a full appreciation of the importance of scrupulously 
clingins; to the exact truth. 


Facsimiles of the Memorial Stones of the last English 
ancestors^ of George Washington in the Parish 
Church of Brington, Northamptonshire, England; 
permanently placed in the State House of Massa- 
chusetts. Boston : William White, printer to the 
State. 1862. Folio, pp. 15. 

This curious pamphlet, a reprint of the House Document, No. 
199, for 1861, contains the record of transactions based upon Mr. 
Simkinson's book previously mentioned. Supposing that the Bring- 
ton grave yard contained the tombs of the ancestors of George 
Washington, Earl Spencer had facsimiles made of two of them, and 
presented these copies to Hon. Charles Sumner. By the latter they 
were presented to the state, the gift was announced by Grov. John 
A. Andrew in a message, and by vote they were directed to be placed 
in the Doric Hall of the State House, and were so erected. 

1862.] American Genealogist. 169 

Unfortunately as Mr. Chester has shown, in a book hereafter 
reviewed, these were not the ancestors or near relatives of our 
Washington, and the tablets should be removed from their wrong 

The Chapin Genealogy, containing a very large pro- 
portion of the descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin, 
who settled in Springfield, Mass., in 1642. Collected 
and Compiled by Orange Chapin. To which is added 
a " Centennial Discourse delivered before the First 
Congregational Society in Chicopee, September 26, 
1852, by E. B. Clark, Pastor of the Church which 
was organized Sept. 27, 1752." Also, an Address 
delivered at the opening of the Town Hall in 
Springfield, March 24, 1828, containing Sketches 
of the Early History of that Town, and those in 
that vicinity. With an Appendix, by George Bliss. 
Northampton : printed by Metcalf & Company, 
1862. 8vo, pp. 368. 

This is a very good family history, one which would do credit 
to any author, and especially noteworthy as the work of one who had 
passed " three score and ten " before its publication. The work is 
divided into several parts. The 1st, pp. 1 - 171, contains the record 
of the descendants of Samuel Chapin. 2d, 174-221, families con- 
nected with the Chapins. 3d, pp. 225 - 233, descendants of Josiah 
Chapin, son of Samuel. 4th, pp. 237 - 256, Clark's Centennial Dis- 
course. 5th, pp. 259-328, Bliss's address. Two large indices and 
the addenda complete the volume. 

It contains a number of biographical sketches, and as so many of 
the family have continued to reside near Springfield, the republica- 
tion of the historical discourses was very appropriate to the subject. 
The book is certainly to be put in the first rank. 

[Note. — We may here mention the following book : The Chapin Gather- 
ing. Proceedings at the Meeting of the Chapin Family, in Springfield, 
Mass., September 17, 1862. Springfield : printed by Samuel Bowles & 
Company. 1862. 8vo, pp. 97. It was evidently a very pleasant celebration 
and largely attended. The only special item we note in respect to genea- 
logy, is the copy of a document dated in 1779, which says that Samuel 
Chapin was born in Dartmouth, England.] 


170 American Genealogist. [1862. 

The Family of Richard Boothe (an Original Settler in 
Stratford, Conn.), traced through some Branches 
of his Posterity, and introduced by Fragmentary 
Notes on ancient Stratford. New York C. S. West- 
cott & Co., printers. No. 79 John St. 1862. 8vo, pp. 
This is a very fair record of Richard Booth's descendants, now 

mainly to be found in Connecticut and New York. 

The True Genealogy of the Dunnel and Dwinnel 
Family of New England. By Henry Gale Dunnel, 
M. D., of New York City. New York : Charles B. 
Richardson, No. 264 Canal street. 1862. Royal 8vo, 
pp. 84. 

This is a very well written account of the descendants of Michael 
Dunnel or Dwinell of Topsfield, Mass. It is strictly a genealogy, 
the biographical notes being very brief, and is clearly arranged. 
The family tradition is that the name is of French origin. It has 
been variously spelt Doniel, Dunwell, Donell, Bunnell, and Dwinnel, 
but probably always was pronounced Dunnel. 

The ToppANS of Toppan's Lane, with their Descend- 
ants and Relations Collected and arranged by 
Joshua Coffin. Newburyport : William H. Huse & 
Co., printers, 42 State street. 1862. 8vo, pp. 30. 

This pamphlet commences with an account of a family meeting 
held June 24, 1846. At p. 10, we have an account of the English 
ancestry of Abraham Toppan, the emigrant, tracing the family to 
Robert Topham of Linton, Co. York, whose will is dated in 1550. 
His second son, Edward-, was of Aiglethorpe near Linton, and is 
said to have been the father of William "^ Toppan who lived at 
Calbridge, where his son Abraham was baptized April 10, 1606. 
Abraham removed to Yarmouth and there married Susanna Taylor. 
He was the first of the name here. We must say, however, that 
notwithstanding the usual accuracy of Mr. Coffin, this pedigree does 
not seem sufficiently fortified with proofs, to be at once accepted. 

The record of the American family is exact in dates, but has no 
system of numbering or reference. 

1862.] American Genealogist. 171 

The Vassalls of New England and their immediate 

Descendants. A Genealogical and Biographical 

Sketch compiled from church and town records. 

By Edward Doubleday Harris of Cambridge, Mass. 

Albany : J. Munsell, 78 State street. 1862. 8vo, 

pp. 26. 

The Vassalls have home a distinguished part in the history of 
Massachusetts. William was one of the original patentees, an 
Assistant &c., but quarrelled and left. His brother Samuel, also a 
patentee, was a famous member of the Puritan party, " the first who 
refused to submit to the tax of tonnage and poundage." William 
probably has descendants here through his daughters : Samuel's son 
John lived at Jamaica and had sons William and Leonard. Of 
these Leonard came to Boston in 1723 and had a large family, and 
Florentius Vassall, nephew of Leonard, was the owner of much land 
in Maine. 

Leonard's descendants in the female line are numerous here, but 
the male representatives are all in England. The family, like so 
many of the wealthy part of the community, was royalist and quitted 
the country at the revolution. Like so many of the refugees also, 
the Vassalls seem to have prospered abroad, aided undoubtedly 
by the wealth they possessed beyond the range of our unjust 

Mr. Harris has performed most acceptably a task rendered unusu- 
ally difficult by the dispersion of the family and the deficiencies of 
the usual sources of information. 

Genealogy of a portion of the Pope Family, together 
with Biographical Notices of Col. William Pope, of 
Boston, and some of his descendants. Boston: 
David Clapp, printer, 334 Washington street. 1862. 
8vo, pp. 68. 

From a prefatory note it appears that the author has large collec- 
tions relating to the Pope family history, but this brief summary of 
one branch was published for a special reason. Not only were 
there several difi"erent families of the name here, but in Dorchester, 
Mass., at an early date there were two named John Pope. Of these, 
one left descendants only in the line of his daughter Patience, wife 
of Edward Blake of Milton. The other John has left a numerous 

172 American Genealogist. [1862. 

Genealogy of Othniel Phelps, Esq., of Aylmer, Canada 
"West. Prepared expressly for him, by request, by 
his esteemed friend and distant relative, Oliver Sey- 
mour Phelps, Esq., of St. Catharines, C. W. St. 
Catharines : H. F. Leavenworther's Herald Power 
Press. 1862. 8vo, pp. 44. 

Othniel Phelps was born in Montgomery county, New York, and 
his pedigree is traced to William Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and 
Windsor, Conn. There is some probability that the emigrant was 
from Porlock, near Minehead, Co. Somerset, England. This record 
traces a few branches of a widely speading race. The rest of this 
pamphlet is made up of miscellaneous jottings concerning the name, 
and of copies of private letters to the author, many of which seem 
hardly intended by the writers for publication. 

Genealogicaland Biographical Account of the Family 
of Bolton in England and America, Deduced from 
an early period, and continued down to the present 
time. Collected chiefly from original papers and 
records : with an Appendix. By Robert Bolton, 
A. M., Author of the " History of Westchester 
County," also " History of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the County of Westchester," "Guide to 
New Bochelle," a Member of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Society, and of the New York and Georgia 

Historical Societies New York : John 

A. Gray, printer, stereotyper and binder. Fire-proof 
Buildings, corner of Frankfort and Jacob streets. 
1862. 8vo, pp. 222. 

Of this elaborate work of the well known historian of Westchester 
county, but fifty copies were printed. The family in this country 
is descended from Robert Bolton of Philadelphia, A. D. 1718, whose 
ancestor was Adam Bolton of Brookhouse in Blackburn, Co. Lanca- 
shire in 1570. The most distinguished members of the family were 
Rev. Samuel Bolton, rector of Broughton, a prominent Puritan 
author, and his son, Rev. Samuel Bolton, prebendary of West- 

1862.] American Genealogist. 173 

The bearers of the name here have been few in number, and have 
been chiefly merchants. Kev. Kobert Bolton, however, father of 
the author, abandoned trade for the ministry and was long settled 
in England. He died in 1857. 

The book contains also a short pedigree of the Woodhull family 
of Long Island, to which race the author's second wife belongs, 
showing the American branch to be nearly related to the Barons 
Crewe of Stene. 

The illustrations in the volume are some twenty woodcuts of Bol- 
ton arms, as also of the arms of Curtis, Mauve, McClean, Le Jay, 
Woodhull and Clay, woodcuts of the house of Brookhouse, map of 
the town of Blackburn, monument of Bev. Robert Bolton,, monu- 
ment of Robert Bolton, Savannah, Pelham Priory ; Christ Church, 
Pelham, New York ; Parochial School at Pelham : and many auto- 

Altogether the book is most enjoyable, being evidently the work 
of a thorough antiquary, fortunate in having a familiar and interest- 
ing subject to discuss. 

The SuTTON-DuDLEYS of England, and the Dudleys of 
Massachusetts in New-England. From the Nor- 
man Conquest to the present time. By George 
Adlard. London : Printed for the author. May 
be had of John Russell Smith, 36 Soho Square. 
MDCCCLXII. 8vo, pp. 160. 

As many descendants of Gov. Thomas Dudley are interested in 
this question of his ancestry, we will endeavor to give the present 
condition of the problem. 

The English family of the name has been of eminent rank. The 
main line is traced to Hervey de Sutton, living A. D. 1175. A 
descendant, Sir John Sutton, married about 1325, Margaret, sister 
and coheiress of John de Somery, Baron of Dudley, and thus ac- 
quired that lordship but not a title. Long after, John Sutton alias 
Dudley was made in 1439 Baron Dudley, and the family seems 
generally to have assumed the name of Dudley. The fifth Baron 
Dudley died in 1643, and his grand-daughter and heiress, Frances 
Dudley, carried the title to the Ward family. It is believed that 
from the first baron was descended the famous Dudley, Earl of 
Northumberland, and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Elizabeth's 
favorite, yet English authorities pronounce the affiliation as doubt- 

174 American Genealogist. [1862. 

Mr. Adlard, an EnglisTiman who has resided in New York for 
some years, endeavors in this book to prove our Gov. Thomas 
Dudley the descendant of Thomas, son of Edward Sutton, second 
Baron Dudley. To do this he refers to a manuscript life of Thomas 
Dudley, now in the possession of J. Wingate Thornton of Boston, 
which very probably was written by Cotton Mather, and is an en- 
largement of his life in the Magnolia. The only genealogical facts 
there stated are that he was born in the town of Northampton in 
the year 1574 : that his father was Capt. Koger Dudley who was 
slain in the wars when this his son, and one only daughter, were 
very young; and that Judge Nichols was his kinsman by the 
mother's side. 

These are the only known facts except that the governor used as 
a seal, the Dudley arms, differenced with a crescent. 

Several interesting articles have appeared in the Herald and Ge- 
nealogist on this point, and the universal decision seems to be that 
Mr. Adlard fails in every point to establish the parentage of Thomas 
Dudley. He shows, indeed, that Thomas Dudley, a draper of Lon- 
don, died in 1549, and his son, John, died in 1545, also that this 
John 'probably was the father of Katharine Dudley whose will, of 
date of 1563, mentions brothers Roger and Francis, the latter not of 

There is no evidence to show that the first Thomas was identical 
with Thomas Dudley, son of the second Baron, nor that this Roger 
had anything to do with our Captain Roger. In fact, there is only 
a coincidence of names, by far too usual a circumstance to be of the 
slightest value. There were many Dudleys in London and other 
places in England, and the ancestor of our American branch is yet 
to be discovered. 

Some portions of the book are quite valuable, as the copies of 
English wills, the record of descendants, etc. Among the latter will 
be found some account of the Woodbridge, Wanton, Saltonstall and 
Winthrop families, in those branches which have become allied 
to the Dudleys. 

The volume contains also an engraving of the Great Seal of New 
England from 1686 to 1689, taken from an impression supposed 
by Mr. Adlard to be unique, though another has since been dis- 

1863.] American Genealogist. 175 

Genealogies of Hadley Families, embracing the early- 
settlers of the Towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, 
Amherst and Granby. Northampton : Metcalf & 
Company, printers. 1862. 8vo, pp. 168, 

This is a reissue of a portion of Judd's History of the town, but 
all this part was the work of Hon. Lucius M. Boltwood. Mr. Judd 
had made large collections, but having left them in a confused state, 
the editor was obliged to do all the work anew, and is entitled to the 
whole credit. 

The families here recorded are those of Allis, Alvord, Ayres, 
Baldwin, Barnard, Bartlett, Belding, Billings, Boltwood, Chauncey, 
Church, Clark, Coleman, Cook, Cole, Dickinson, Eastman, Field, 
Fook, Frary, Gaylord, Goodman, Graves, Green, Hastings, Hawley, 
Hinsdale, Hopkins, Hovey, Hubbard, Ingram, Judd, Kellogg, Lewis, 
Lyman, Marsh, Mattoon, Montague, Moody, Nash, Parsons, Part- 
ridge, Perkins, Pierce, Pomeroy, Porter, Preston, Russell, Selden, 
Seymour, Smith, Strong, Taylor, Vinton, Wait, Warner, Wells, 
White, Williams, Woodbridge, Wright, Younglove. 

These are only the titles of the more prominent families, and the 
book contains numerous short articles concerning the settlers in the 
western part of Massachusetts. 


Genealogy of the Name and Family of Hunt, early 
established in America from Europe. Exhibiting 
pedigrees of ten thousand persons. Enlarged by re- 
ligious and historic readings. Enriched with indices 
of names and places. Authorized by W. L. G. 
Hunt. Compiled by T. B, Wyman, jr. Boston : 
printed by John Wilson & Son, 5 Water street. 
1862-3. Crown 8vo, pp. xvi and 414. 

Those familiar with Mr. Wyman's writing will expect herein to 
find the evidence of patient search and exact record, with not a little 
of quaint expression. The different families of the name here noticed 
seem to be those of Edward of Amesbury, 1687, William of Concord, 
1641, Edmund of Duxbury, 1637, John of Hopedale, N. J., 1700, 
Thomas of Westchester, N. Y., Jonathan of Northampton, Bartholo- 

176 American Genealogist. [1863. 

mew of Newport, R. I., 1654, Lewis of Salem, 1686, Enocli, of 
Weymouth, and some smaller families. 

It must be confessed, however, that the value of the book is 
greatly lessened by the lack of a good system of arrangement. It 
is certainly a great storehouse of facts interesting to those of the 
name, but it demands from the reader an amount of labor which 
few but those thus interested will be disposed to give. It is always 
to be regretted when any special fancy of any author thus deprives 
him at the close of his labors, of the due reward of his zeal and 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Family of Field of the 
West Riding of Yorkshire, Eng., and of Flushing 
and Newtown, in Long Island, N. Y. With a tab- 
ular Pedigree. By Osgood Field, of London, Eng- 
land. Albany, N. Y : printed for private distribution 
1863. 8vo, pp. 9. 

This is a reprint of an article in the Register for April, 1863, 
It is shown that Robert Field of Flushing, 1645, was the son of 
William Field of Sowerby and North Ouram in the Parish of Hali- 
fax, who was son of William Field of great Horton. This William 
was the son of John Field of Horton, living in 1577. 

Robert Field of Flushing died probably before 1666, leaving a 
son, Robert, from whom was descended Moses Field, M'ho married 
Susan K., daughter of Samuel Osgood, and died, in 1833. 

Nearly all of the pamphlet is devoted to the early history of the 
family in England, 

Contributions towards a Genealogy of the (Massachu- 
setts) Family of Stiles, descended from Robert of 
Rowley, Mass., 1659-1860. By Henry R. Stiles, 
M. D. Albany : J. Munsell, 78 State street. 1863. 
8vo, pp. 48. 

Mention has already been made of the Genealogy of the Connec- 
ticut family of Stiles, prepared and published by Dr. Stiles in 1859. 
This pamphlet contains the record of a totally different family, but 
the material having been collected it was wisely decided to print it. 

The work is strictly genealogical, and seems to have been carefully 

1863.] American Genealogist. 177 

[Descendants of Samuel Hatward of Taunton, Mass.] 
folio, p. 1. 

This sheet is dated Chelsea, Mass., October 1, 1863, and is signed 
by John S. Howard. I believe but one copy was printed, now in 
the library of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, as the 
author died before publishing it. It contains the record of one 
branch of the descendants of Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater, A. 
D., 1645. Samuel H. died about 1795, and his children generally 
adopted the name of Howard. 

A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Branch 
of the Family of Gilman, descended from the Ho- 
nourable Counsellor John Gilman of Exeter, N^. H. 
With which is incorporated some account of* his 
ancestors and the English branch of the Gilman 
Family. Compiled by Arthur Gilman. Printed 
for the use of the family, by J. Munsell, Albany. 
1863. 8vo, p. 51. 

Mr. Gilman made large collections for the history of his family, 
and this was but a brief portion sent out to aid in obtaining data. 
A larger work was printed in 1869. 

The ancestor of those here was Edward Gilman of Hingham, Co. 
Norfolk, England, who came hither in 1638, with wife, five children 
and three servants. He seems to have been a man of good position 
here, and his descendants have been especially prominent in New 

A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, 
including the Montgomery Pedigree. Compiled by 

Thomas Harrison Montgomery Philadelphia : 

printed for private circulation. 1863. Royal 8vo, 
pp. 158. 

This well written volume has attracted much attention in England 
as well as here, from its well-substantiated claim that the representa- 
tive of the male line of the famous family of Montgomery is to be 
found in Am^ica. 


178 American Genealogist. [1863. 

The family is of Norman origin, being traced to Koger, Count of 
Montgomery in A. D. 912. The sixth count served under William 
the Conqueror, was made Earl of Shrewsbury, and died in 1094. 
His third ^n Arnulph, Earl of Pembroke, was the father of Philip 
de Montgomerie who established himself in Scotland. Thence the 
family, being one of note, is traced to Alexander, created Lord 
Montgomerie about 1448, and the third lord, Hugh, was created 
Earl of Eglinton in 1508. 

The fifth earl died in 1612, and by virtue of a new charter which 
he had obtained the title went to his cousin, Sir Alexander Seton. 
The succession to the representation of the family had to be sought 
among the descendants of Sir Neil Montgomerie of Lainshaw, third 
son of the first Earl of Eglinton, who had carried on a bloody feud 
with the older and ennobled branch, which culminated in the murder 
of the fourth earl. 

At,this time there were four sons of Neil Montgomerie of Lain- 
sha< of whom William of Brigend was the second. The oldest son 
sold the estate of Lainshaw to the youngest son, and as this oldest 
line terminated in the next generation in daughters, the second 
branch succeeded to the honor of the representation. This younger, 
substituted line, however, was long supposed to be the heir, espe- 
cially as holding the ancestral seat. The true heir being in a dis- 
tant colony and the honor being but a barren one, the error has 
hitherto remained uncorrected. 

Mr. Montgomery, however, seems clearly to show that William of 
Brigend stood next in the succession on the death of his nephews, 
and his oldest son, John, was father of Hugh M. of Brigend who 
died in 1710. 

William Montgomery, son of this Hugh, married in 1684, Isabel, 
daughter of Robert Burnett, and in 1702 removed to East Jersey, 
where his father in-law had large estates, and where he named his 
plantation Eglintown. 

From this time the genealogy of the family is easily traced, and 
the present representative is James T. Montgomery of Philadelphia. 

From the number of documents cited there cannot be a doubt that 
the claim has been proved, and, we believe, the Lyon King of Arms 
of Scotland, the highest authority, has confirmed it by granting the 
arms of the main line to Mr. Montgomery. 

1863.] American Genealogist. 179 

A Sketch of the Family of Dumaresq, to which are 
added, Reminiscences of James Dumaresq, and an 
Appendix of documents. Albany : J. Munsell, 78 
State street. 1863. 8vo, pp. 23. 

In this pamphlet, Mr. Augustus T. Perkins has given an account 
of a branch of a very ancient family settled in Jersey. The histo- 
rian of that island says of the family, " It is one of the few patrician 
houses of the island, the representatives of which, have, from the 
earliest historic periods, held offices of trust and distinction in the 
public service of Jersey." 

The family has acquired many estates in the island, and spread 
out into numerous ramifications. Elias Dumaresq, Seigneur des 
Augres, b. 1648, had several children, of whom the second son was 
Capt. Philip Dumaresq, commander of the Young Eagle letter of 
marque, in 1739, who settled in Boston. His son Philip married 
Rebecca Gardiner, and though he was a Royalist refugee, his son 
James returned to America and settled at Swan island, Maine. 
Descendants still remain at Boston. 

The reminiscences were writte'n by J. H. Sheppard, Esq., and 
give a delightful picture of the life of one of the large land-owners 
of New England, 

Mr. Perkins has contributed many articles to the Heraldic Journal, 
of which he has been one of the editors, and has also published a 
valuable catalogue of Copley's portraits. 

A Genealosfical Memoir of the Huntington Family 
in this country : embracing all the known descend- 
ants of Simon and Margaret Huntington, who have 
retained the family name, and the first generations 
of the descendants of other names. By Rev. E. B. 
Huntington, A. M. Stamford, Conn. : published by 
the author. 1863. 8vo, pp. 428. 

The first fifty-five pages of this interesting volume are filled with 
an account of a family meeting held at Norwich, Conn., Sept. 3d, 
1857. The genealogy proper covers pp. 59-368 and the last sixty 
pages consist of the appendix and index. 

The ancestor of the family is supposed to have been a Simon Hunt- 
ington who died on his passage here. Certainly his widow, Margaret, 

180 American Genealogist. [1863. 

and children, Christopher, Simon, Thomas, and Ann, arrived at Rox- 
bury, and after the marriage of the widow with Thomas Stoughton 
they removed to Windsor. A William Huntington, presumed to be 
a brother of Simon, came here and settled at Salisbury. Probably 
Simon was from Norwich, Eng., as his wife was the sister of Peter 
Baret of that city. 

We have only to say of this genealogy that it deserves a high 
place on our list, being exact in dates, and copious in detail, embody- 
ing many biographies of the more distinguished members of the 

The illustrations are portraits of Gov. Samuel, Hon. Benjamin, 
Hon. Henry, Glen. Jedediah, Jedediah and wife, Rev. Dr. Ezra A., 
Ralph, Judge E. M., and Sarah Lanman Huntington. 

Genealogy of the Messinger Family, compiled by Hon. 
George W. Messinger, Albany : J. Munsell, 78 State 
street. 1863. 8vo, pp. 14. 

This is a good account of the family descended from Henry Mes- 
singer of Boston, 1640. The emigrant, who died in 1681, was a 
man of considerable property, and his wife's will bequeaths to one 
son the " Messinger coat of arms," a very unusual circumstance, 
indicative of a good position heretofore in England. There have 
been comparatively few bearers of the name. 

Brief Memoir of Dr. Winslow Lewis. By John H. 
Sheppard, Esq. From the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register. Albany, N. Y. : J. 
Munsell, 78 State street. 1863. 8vo, pp. 33. 

Although mainly intended as a memoir of the President of the 
New England Genealogic-Historical Society, this pamphlet contains 
four pages of genealogy relating to one branch of the Winslow 
family, four to the Lewis family, and as many to the Greenough 
family, all drawn with the precision of the practiced antiquary. 

The memoir, which is embellished by a capital portrait of its sub- 
ject, is a very pleasant tribute to a gentleman who has devoted the 
abilities of a highly cultivated intellect to the advancement of the 
study of history, and who has received from his fellow citizens the 
highest evidences of their gratitude. 

1863.] American Genealogist. 181 

A Centennial Memorial of Christian and Anna Maria 
Wolff, March twenty-fifth, 1863. With brief Re- 
cords of their children and Relatives 

Philadelphia. 1863. 8vo, pp. viii, 113. 

This work was written by George Wolff Fahnestock, and one 
hundred copies were privately printed for the use of descendants. 
It traces the family to John George Wolff, born in Oberhochstadt 
in the Palatinate, August 10th, 1676, whose son, George Michael 
Wolff, removed to Pennsylvania in 1739. 

The Hallock Ancestry. For the Memoir of Rev. 
Jeremiah Hallock of Connecticut and Rev. Moses 
Hallock of Massachusetts. 1863. 12mo, pp. 8. 

This is an extract from some book apparently, being paged 389- 
396, yet copies were issued in this form. It is signed by Rev. Wm. 
A. Hallock, senior secretary American Tract Society. It contains a 
brief account of the descendants of Peter Hallock of New Haven, 

Sketch of the Life of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, 
A.M., Author of the Day of Doom. By John Ward 
Dean, Editor of the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register. To which is appended a 
Fragment of his Autobiography, some of his Letters 
and a Catalogue of his Library. Reprinted from the 
Register for April, 1863. Albany : J. Munsell, 78 
State street. 1863. 8vo, pp. 20. 

Whatever Mr. Dean essays is certain to be well done, and we ac- 
cordingly find in this Memoir the promise of the title more than 
fulfilled. The sketch embraces all the facts which probably will 
ever be recovered, and the bibliography of Wigglesworth's two works, 
the Day of Doom and Meat out of the Eater, is nearly complete. 
A record of the family will be found in the Register, xv, 334. 

A seventh edition of the Day of Doom, containing most of Mr. 
Dean's Memoir as a preface, was published in 1867, by the American 
News Company of New York. 

182 American Genealogist. [1863. 

Report of the Jenning's Association, U. S. A., made 
by Columbus Smith and C. M. Fisher, Agents, A. 
D. 1863. Containing information in their posses- 
sion relative to the Jennings property in England : 
the Crest and Coat of Arms of the Family : likewise 
several genealogies of the different branches of the 
family in America and England. [Published by 
order of the Jennings Association.] Rutland : 
Tuttle & Gay, printers. 1863. 8vo, pp. 24 and 10. 

This Report claims more attention than most of its kind because 
Mr. Fisher had the honesty to point out that the claimants could 
not possibly recover any property though they should prove their 
pedigree. The property claimed was that left by William Jennings 
of London, a gentleman of great wealth, who died in 1798 aged 96 
years. He was the son of Robert Jennens and Anne Guidott, and 
as he died unm., and intestate, the property was claimed by the heirs 
of his two aunts. These were Ann who m. Sir Clement Fisher, and 
who is represented by Viscount Andover, and Esther, who m. Wil- 
liam Hanmer, whose heir was Earl Howe. There was also an uncle 
Charles, but his daughter and heir m. her cousin Hanmer, and thus 
the titles were consolidated. 

One would presume that this statement would quiet all American 
claimants, as no one but brothers or sisters of these inheritrices, 
(and their descendants of course) could claim. But in England 
various claims have been made. In 1833 a case was tried and the 
fallacy of the claims exposed. Since then Mr. James Coleman of 
London, the well known bookseller, has published two charts of Jen- 
nens pedigrees : but it is impossible to say what claimant is regarded 
by him as the true heir. It is safe to predict that the property will 
stay distributed as it was divided half a century ago. 

Register of the Pelletreau Family. From their ar- 
rival in this country to the present time, collected 
from authentic sources by Wm. Smith Pelletreau 
jr., Southampton, L. I. 1863. Pages 7. 

The record is very brief and is of the descendants of Elias P., who 
died in 1810, the only son of the emigrant Francis Pelletreau. 

1864.] American Genealogist. 188 

The Descendants of William White of Haverhill, 
Mass. Genealogical Notices by Hon. Daniel Apple- 
ton White. Boston : printed by John Wilson & 
Son. 5 Water street. 1863. 8vo, pp. 47. 

This is a very careful and useful account of one branch of the 
Whites, prepared by the late Judge White and published from the 
papers left by him. It is strictly genealogical in form, but contains 
a large number of facts carefully elaborated. 

In Memoriam. A Biographical Sketch of the Life of 
John William Bessac, with some account of his Fam- 
ily. Prepared for private circulation by George 
Park, Esq., his son-in-law, and Benjamin L. Bessac, 
his grandson. Albion, N. Y. Press of Bruner Bro's. 
American Office. 1863. Pages 22. 

" This pamphlet of twenty-two pages contains an interesting bio- 
graphy of Jean-Guillaume Bessac, who was born in the parish of 
Monvalant, France, Feb. 4, 1760 ; came to America in 1779, settled 
first at Jersey City, N. J., thence about 1788 removed to Hudson, 
N, Y., again moved about 1809 to Greene, N. Y., where he died in 
1824. Also a genealogy of his descendants." 

The above title and review I copy from the New York Genealo- 
gical and Biographical Record, vol. i, as I have not seen a copy of 
the book described. 


A Discourse at the Funeral of Dea. Tyler Batcheller, 
at North Brookfield, Mass., Oct. 1 0, 1862. By Rev. 
Christopher Gushing. Boston : Wright & Porter, 
Printers, 4 Spring Lane. 1864. 8vo, j)p. 32. 

At the end will be found a brief account of the Batchellers, com- 
mencing with Joseph B. of Wenham, 1636. An account of the 
Hampton Batchellers was printed in 1874. 

184 American Genealogist. [1864. 

A Genealogical Register of the descendants of Several 
Ancient Puritans, Vol. IV. By Rev. Abner Morse, 
A.M., Member of the New England Historic-Genea- 
logical Society Boston : press of H. 

W. Button & Son. 1864. 

The Harding Family. 8vo, pp. 84. 

This part is all that was published by Mr. Morse of his proposed 
volume, but this portion is complete in itself. The chapters treat 
of Richard of Braintree ; widow -Martha of Plymouth ; Abraham 
of Dedham ; Stephen of Providence ; Richard of Reading ; and 
Edward Harradon of Ipswich. 

The book, as is usual with Mr. Morse's compilations, is exact in 
dates, and gives proof of great industry. It is, however, injured by 
his too confident assumptions of possibilities of facts. Thus, in chap- 
ter iv, he coolly assimies that the widow Martha Harding had a hus- 
band, Joseph, though there is no evidence of his existence, simply 
because the second son was named Joseph. This he confessed to 
the writer. 

We are compelled to regard Mr. Morse's affiliations, unless he cites 
the proof, as the mere opinions of a man who had an unconquerable 
aversion to permit anything to seem incomplete in his work. He 
preferred to assert boldly and to trust that his reputation for accu- 
racy would prevent inquiry. 

The Burke and Alvord Memorial. A Genealogical 
Account of the descendants of Richard Burke of 
Sudbury, Mass., Compiled by John Alonzo Boutelle, 
of Woburn, Mass., for William A. Burke of Lowell, 
Mass. [Burke arms.] Boston : printed by Henry 
W. Button & Son, 90 and 92 Washington street. 
1864. 8vo, pp. 240. 

This appears to be a careful and well written genealogy, consisting 
of the following parts : pp. 1-12 preliminary ; 13-76 issue of Richard 
Burke of Sudbury, 1640; 77-86, descendants of Richard Burke of 
Northampton, 1700 ; p. 87, second title as follows : 

The Burke and Alvord Memorial : a Grenealogical account of the 
descendants of Alexander Alvord, of Windsor, Conn., Com- 
piled by John A. Boutelle for William A. Burke. [Alvord 
arms.] Boston : Printed by Henry W. Button & Son, 90 and 
92 Washington street. 1864. 

1864.] American Genealogist. 185 

Pages 89-169, Alvord family ; 170-177, descendants of Benedict 
Alvord of Windsor ; 178-186, appendix ; 187-194, the Benjamin 
family 195-218, appendix ; 219-240, index. 

It will be noticed that each title page has a coat of arms, but not 
the slightest authority is given for the use. We regret that Mr. 
Burke, who evidently is disposed to question the utility of printing 
the preliminary twelve pages of irrelevant matter about the DeBurghs 
of Ireland, should not have known that people here have no more 
right to claim English arms than to appropriate English ancestors. 

Life and Letters of John Winthrop, Governor of 
the Massachusetts Bay Company at their emigra- 
tion to New England, 1630. By Robert C. Winthrop. 
Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1864. 8vo, pp. 452. 

This most admirable account of the great leaders of the colonists, 
who, in reality founded New England, deserves a place on our list, 
since it contains the material for a full account of the earlier genera- 
tions of the Winthrop family. The author, so well known for his 
historical studies, was fortunate enough to obtain an immense collec- 
tion of papers belonging to Gov. John Winthrop, and from these 
and other sources of information laboriously sought for many years, 
he has been enabled to present a full and vivid picture of the life of 
John Winthrop up to the day of his departure for New England. 

Of the merits of the book it is not necessary to speak, as it has 
passed into the standard literature of the country. In regard to 
the genealogy we may say that the first of the family was Adam 
Winthrop of Lavenham, Co. Suffolk, whose son, Adam, was bora 
there in 1498. Adam Jr., went to London and was one of the guild 
of clothiers, being master therein in 1551. In 1544 he acquired 
the manor of Groton, Co. Suffolk, and died there in 15(J2. Adam 
Winthrop, third of the name, lived at G-roton, and there his son, 
John, the famous governor, was born in 1588. Throughout the 
volume we find memoranda relative to the different branches which, 
in these four generations had been sent forth, and in many instances 
these are copied from the family papers and are not elsewhere obtain- 
able. We have also full notes upon the families connected with 
the Winthrops by marriage, so that even as a genealogy the book 
possesses great value. 

A second volume will be noticed in its appropriate place. 

186 American Genealogist. [1864. 

Notes on the Winthrop Family and its English con- 
nections before its Emigration to New England. 
By William H. Whitmore. Reprinted with addi- 
tions from the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register for April, 1864. Albany : J. 
Munsell, 78 State street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 10. 

This is but a collection of the facts contained in the volume 
reviewed above, together with certain other items connected there- 
with, for many of which I was indebted to the kindness of Hon. R. 
C. Winthrop. It may be considered simply as a genealogical index 
prepared for his book. 

The Giles Memorial. Genealogical Memoirs of the 
Families bearing the names of Giles, Gould, Holmes, 
Jennison, Leonard, Lindall, Curwen, Marshall, 
Robinson, Sampson and Webb; also Genealogical 
Sketches of the Pool, Very, Tarr and other Families; 
with a History of Pemaquid, ancient and modern : 

and some details of Indian warfare 

By John Adams Vinton, Author of the Vinton 

Memorial, etc., Boston : printed for the 

Author, by Henry W. Button & Son, Nos. 90 and 
92 Washington street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 600. 

The copious title which we have copied gives a good idea of the 
contents of this collection of genealogies. Of all of the families a 
fair record is made, and, as is customary with Mr. Vinton, he has 
been exact in dates and clear in arrangement. The reader will 
also thank him for thorough indices and in all respects will place this 
book in the first rank. 

The frontispiece is an engraving of the Giles arms, of which 
several old paintings are preserved, though we cannot quite agree 
with the author in accepting them as sufficient proof. Other illus- 
trations are portraits of J. A. Vinton and Deborah Sampson, the 
female soldier of the revolution. 

Mr. Vinton has long been recognized as one of our most thorough 
genealogists, and this book is one which will add to his previous 

1864.] American GENEALOGtsT. 187 

Hyde Genealogy : or the Descendants, in the female 
as well as in the male lines, from William Hyde of 
Norwich, with their places of residence, and dates of 
births, marriages, etc., and other particulars of them 
and their families and ancestry. By Reuben H. 
Walworth, LL.D. In two volumes. Albany : J. 
Munsell, 78 State street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 1446. 

Chancellor Walworth has in these two volumes given us the most 
extensive genealogy yet published in the United States, and, in fact, 
from the multiplicity of notes, it contains numerous smaller genealo- 
gies of families allied with the Hydes. 

The first of the family was William Hyde of Hartford, 1636, and 
Norwich, Conn., of whose ancestry nothing is known. He had a 
son, Samuel, and a daughter, Esther, wife of John Post, both of 
whose descendants seem impartially traced. As the plan of following 
out female branches is adopted, it will be seen that the Hyde element 
is but a small portion of this immense work. So many other fami- 
lies also are mentioned, as in the case of husbands and wives of the 
descendants their ancestry is traced, that it would be impossible for 
us to attempt to enumerate them. The book is in itself a genealogi- 
cal library, and must be indispensable to every collector. 

In the appendix, indeed, we may mention accounts of the ancestry 
of Mabel Harlakendea, and of the Tracy family who ai:e traced to 
the family of the name at Toddington in Grloucestershire. 

The illustrations are portraits of R. H. Walworth, Rev. Jona. 
Parsons, Rev. E. A. Huntington, James Hyde, John Tracy, Mans- 
field T. Walworth, John M. Barbour, H. R. Selden, Rev. Alvan 
Hyde, Lewis Hyde, Samuel L. Selden, S. E. Earl, A. J). Fillmore, 
E. A. Elliot, Alfred Ely, Major Gen. J. K. F. Mansfield, Enoch 
Parsons, Major Gen. J. A. Pope, Marvin Wait, George A. Wood- 
ruff, and Major Gen. John Sedgwick. 

188 American Genealogist. [1864. 

Some Remarks on the Life and Character of General 
David Cobb, dehvered at the Taunton Lyceum, 
July 2d, 1830. By Hon. Francis Baylies. From 
the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, Albany : J. Munsell, 78 State street. 
1864. 8vo, pp. 18. 

This is an eloquent tribute by the late historian of Plymouth 
Colony, to one of its most distinguished citizens. David Cobb was 
born at Attleborough in 1748, and was educated as a physician. 
When the revolution commenced he joined the army as lieutenant 
colonel, served with distinction and left it as brevet brigadier gene- 
ral. He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas, and 
also major general of the state militia. In his double capacity he 
was of great service in 1786, when riots were threatened in Taunton ; 
and it was owing mainly to his firmness and courage that the mob 
was dispersed without bloodshed. He was afterwards speaker of 
the legislature and a member of congress. He removed to Maine, 
in 1796, and there was president of the senate, major general, chief 
justice court of common pleas and lieutenant governor. He died 
April 17, 1830. 

At the end of the pamphlet are two pages of the genealogy of the 
Cobb family, prepared by W. B. Trask, Esq. 

The Pratt Family ; or the Descendants of Lieut. Wil- 
liam Pratt, one of the First Settlers of Hartford and 
Say-Brook, with Genealogical Notes of John Pratt, 
of Hartford ; Peter Pratt, of Lyme ; John Pratt 
(taylor), of Say-Brook. By Rev. F. W. Chapman, 
A.M., Author of The Chapman Family etc., etc., 
Hartford : printed by Case, Lockwood and Company, 
M.D.CCC.LXIV. 8vo, pp. 420. 

Mr. Chapman is well known as a careful and industrious collector 
of genealogies, and we have nothing but praise to award to the 
American portion of this book. From p. 53 to p. 306, we have a 
good account of the descendants of William Pratt and his eight 
children. First we have the Backus family descended from his 
eldest daughter ; then the issue of John Pratt and of Joseph Pratt; 
then the Watrous family ; then those descended from William Pratt 

1864.] American Genealogist. 189 

and from Samuel Pratt ; then the Kirklands ; and lastly the issue of 
Nathaniel Pratt. 

The first 45 pages are given to various items about the Pratts in 
England and herein we think Mr. Chapman falls into serious error. 
He tries to connect the emigrant with an English family on the fol- 
lowing: srounds. The Rev. William Pratt, rector of Stevenage, Co. 


Hertford, died in 1629 aged 67. In a mural tablet to his memory 
it is stated that he had sons John, William, and Richard and daugh- 
ters Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth. In his will he mentions only 
Richard, Mary and Sarah. 

The author finds John and William Pratt among the early settlers 
of Hartford and concludes that these were the above named children. 
As he says (p. 46), " Elizabeth, John and William are not named 
in the father's will and for the probable reason that they had left for 
America, or signified their intention of leaving, and received their 

Surely the much more natural surmise is that they had died. 
But even had William and John been mentioned as alive up to 1635 
and had then disappeared, the mere coincidence of names would be 
no proof that they were the emigrants. 

Another proof of the fallacy of this identification is this. John, 
son of Rev. William Pratt, was baptized in 1620 but the emigrant 
John represented Hartford in 1639. It is incredible that a youth 
of 19 or 20 years should have been a representative. We do not 
know when John's children were born, but his son John had a 
daughter Hannah born in 1658, when the grandfather would have 
been 38 years old. This is as improbable as the other conclusion. 

The case is no stronger for William than John ; and we must 
therefore remain in the belief that the English pedigree is all wrong, 
and that the coat of arms facing the title page cannot be used by this 

The illustrations in the volume are portraits of Alpheus Starkey, 
Charles Clark, Julias Pratt, Orson Pratt, John Van Cott, H. S. Pratt, 
Nath'l A. Pratt, Ezra Zadock, Richard S. and George W. Pratt. 

There have been several distinct families of the name in New Ens;- 
land, and one of much prominence in Boston springs from a very 
late emigrant, who came here after the revolution. 

190 American Genealogist. [1864. 

The Sampson Family. Genealogical Memoirs of the 
Sampson Family in America, from the arrival of the 
Mayflower in 1620, to the present time. Including 
a Biographical Sketch of Deborah Sampson, the 
Heroine of the Revolution. Ry John Adams Vin- 
ton, Author of the Vinton Memorial and of the 

Giles Memorial, etc., Boston : printed for 

the Author, by Henry W. Button & Son, Nos. 90 
and 92 Washington street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 136. 

This is a reprint of the Sampson matter from the Giles volume, 
and contains a separate index. In regard to the famous Deborah it 
will be remembered that she enlisted in the Continental army in 
1781, and served until Oct., 1783, being several times wounded. 
So strictly had she preserved her disguise that her sex was dis- 
covered only when taken to a hospital ; and she was honorably dis- 
charged without the slightest blemish upon her character. She 
married Benjamin Grannet, and left three children. 

A Genealogical History of the Holt Family in the 
United States : more particularly the Descendants 
of Nicholas Holt of Newbury and Andover, Mass., 
1634-1644, and of William Holt of New Haven, 
Conn. By Daniel S. Durrie, Librarian of State His- 
torical Society of Wisconsin, author of Steele Family 

Genealogy, etc Albany : J. Munsell, 78 

State street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 367. 

This is a very good record of the Holt Family, the genealogical 
portion being interspersed with biographical notes. Nicholas Holt 
of Romsey, tanner, was a passenger hither in 1635; but nothing is 
known of his ancestry, nor of his relationship to William Holt of 
New Haven, 1644 ; in this volume the record of each family is kept 

A passage in the introduction, and a short appendix of English 
Holts serve to call our attention to the fact that certain of the family 
here are trying to prove a claim to the property left by Sir John 
Holt, chief justice, who died in 1709. We are at a loss to imagine 
why the American family should suppose themselves in any way 
connected with the English family, and still more surprised at the 

1864.] American Genealogist. 191 

supposition tliat they can be heirs-at-law. As a proof of tlie evidence 
of the delusion, however, we have seen a printed form of agreement 
by which the Holts are to make common cause to recover the pro- 
perty and to divide it equally. "We doubt not they will do the lat- 
ter when they succeed in the former part of the enterprise. 

Notes respecting the FamilY of Waldo. Printed for 
private circulation only. 16mo, pp. 35. 

This little pamphlet prepared by Morris Charles Jones, Esq., of 
Liverpool, Eng., deserves notice since the author expresses his belief 
that it is the same family as that of Cornelius Waldo, an early settler 
here. Concerning the family of this latter, a family noted in our 
annals especially as large land owners in Maine, some account will 
be found in the Register^ xvili, 176. A branch of the American 
family, indeed, removed to England and is recorded in this volume. 

The book is one of considerable interest, especially as an evidence 
of the increasing importance which English genealogists attach to 
our family records. 

[One branch of a Family of Adams. By William S. 
Appleton, A. B., of Boston. Reprinted from the 
Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 1864.] 
8vo, p. 1. 

Among the numerous families of Adams to be found in New 
England is that descended from William of Cambridge, 1635. It 
has been stated that the male line of his descendants became long 
ago extinct, but Mr. Appleton here proves that this is an error. He 
shows that William had William, Nathaniel, and Samuel ; of whom 
Nathaniel had Nathaniel, and Thomas, both fathers of families. 
Thomas had four sons and one of these Thomas Jr. had four ; so 
that in all probability the representatives of the name are numerous. 
Any assistance like this, in disentangling families of a name often 
found in our records, is of great service. 

[Memoranda of the Preston Family.] 8vo, pp. 16. 

This pamphlet, printed by Wrightson & Co. of Cincinnati, and 
issued without a title page is undoubtedly the second edition ; a pre- 

192 American Genealogist. [1864. 

vious one having been printed in 1842 for the family as Mr. Mun- 
sell states. I am not sure of the date of this edition, but it appeared 
before Mr Munsell's edition of 1864. > 

Memoranda of the Preston Family. By Orlando 
Brown. Albany : J. Munsell, 78 State street. 
1864. 8vo, pp. 26. 

This edition consists of 25 copies only, and differs from the previ- 
ous one only in form and by the addition of a few brief foot notes. 
The record is of the family of John Preston, who came from Lon- 
donderry in 1740 to Virginia. He left three daughters, married to 
Breckinridge, Brown, and Smith, and two sons. The descendants 
of all are traced, but without dates. Still, in the scarcity of South- 
ern genealogies this little pamphlet acquires a certain value. 

[Genealogy of the Gale Family. By Hon. George 
Gale of Galesville, Wisconsm.] 8vo, pp. 9. 

This is a reprint from the Register for April, 1864, but as the 
author has since published a larger history of his family, we will 
reserve a notice until we reach the latter in due course. This pamph- 
let has no title page. 

My Wife and my Mother. Hartford : Williams, Wiley, 
& Waterman, 1865. 12mo, pp. 312 and 84. 

I learn from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 
vol. I, that this privately printed volume was prepared by Ileman H. 
Barber, judge of Probate for Hartford county. His wife was Fran- 
ces Elizabeth Merrill, and his mother was Naomi Humphrey. The 
book contains full biographies of these ladies and the 84 pages of 
genealogy trace their pedigrees through various families in the ascend- 
ino; line. 

1864.] Ambkican Genealogist. 193 

Genealogy of the Gilman Family in England and 
America ; traced in the line of Hon. John Gilman, 
of Exeter, N. H. By Arthur Gilman of Glynllyn. 
Albany : J. Muusell, 78 State street. 1864. 8vo, 
pp. 24. 

In his preface the author refers to the pamphlet issued by him in 
1863, and addressed to the family here, for the purpose of obtaining 
the information needed in preparing a complete genealogy. This 
pamphlet was sent for the same reason to that branch of the descend- 
ants of the common ancestor, which remains in England. 

The family is now traced to Edward Gilman of Caston, who, by 
will dated in 1573, left his mansion house to his oldest son, John : 
The second son, Robert, had sons : Robert of Hingham, England, 
Edward, who came to New England. Lawrence and John. Of these, 
Robert had Samuel of Hingham, England; whose son, Samuel Jr., 
died in 1741, and is styled gentleman on his tomb. 

[The Bearss Family.] Pages 2. 

This little sheet is dated Elgin, 111., Aug. 8, 1864, and signed by 
John B Newcomb. It traces one line of the family from Austin 
Bearss of Barnstable, 1638, to John Bearss, m. 1784, of New Fair- 
field, Conn. His family is given in full, one daughter being the 
mother of the compiler of the record. 

A Biographical Sketch of Elkanah Watson, Founder 
of Agricultural Societies in America, and the Pro- 
jector of Canal Commuication in New York State. 
With a brief Genealogy of the Watson Family early 
settled in Plymouth Colony. By Wm. R. Deane, 
member of the New England Historic-Genealogical 
Society, etc Reprinted from the New Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register. Albany : 
J. Munsell, 78 State street. 1864. 8vo, pp. 16. 

In addition to a good biography of Elkanah Watson, who was a 
noted pioneer agriculturist, this pamphlet contains the record of the 

194 American Genealogist. [1864. 

Watsons descended from George Watson of Plymouth, 1633. It 
seems to be carefully prepared, and will be of interest to the family. 

The Browns of Nottingham. 

An octavo pamphlet, of 18 pages, with the above for its only 
title, was issued in 1864, by Gilbert Cope of West Chester, 
who himself set the type and printed the edition. It contains 
a list of 243 descendants of James and William Brown, song 
of William Brown of Bedfordshire or Northamptonshire, England. 
They emigrated to this country about 1680, and settled in West 
Nottingham, Chester county, Pennsylvania. 

Report to the Willoughbt Association, U. S. A., 
made by Columbus Smith, A. D. 1864. Containing 
the Willoughby Constitution, and Information rela- 
tive to the Willoughby Property in England, and 
the Family Relics brought to America by the Wil- 
loughby Family : likewise several Genealogies of 
diflerent Branches of the Family in America and 
England. Published by order of the Willoughby 
Association. Middlebury : printed at the Register 
Office. 1864. Pages 28. 

It seems almost incredible that, at the present stage of information 
on genealogical points, any one could be found credulous enough to 
spend money in searching for property in England. Yet here is a 
deluded society of such persons, the descendants apparently of Jo- 
seph Willoughby of New London, who died in 1751, aged 60. 

We have not patience to wander through the stupidities of this 
short pamphlet ; it is enough to say that it is even more marvelous 
than the Ingraham claim, in which the same Mr. Smith heretofore 
figured. The whole matter is below criticism, and the only result 
will be a useless expenditure of money, and a fresh example furnished 
to Englishmen of the credulity of their American namesakes. 

1864.] American Genealogist. 195 

Report to the Brown Association, U. S. A., made by 
Columbus Smith, A. D. 1864. Containing the 
Brown Constitution and information in his posses- 
sion relative to the Brown Property in England. 
Published by order of the Brown Association. 
Middlebury : printed at the Registry Office. 1864. 
8vo, pp. 8. 

The contents of this pamphlet require little discussion. It is 
shown that various Browns in England have left sums greater or 
smaller, as unclaimed dividends on public stocks. Why any sane 
man should hence conclude that he was the heir to these amounts, 
simply because his name is Brown, is incomprehensible. The 
whole subject is a scandal to the science of genealogy. 

My Ancestors in America. Compiled, printed and 
published for gratuitous distribution among near 
relatives, by Wm. Blake Pierce. Chicago, 1864. 
8vo, pp. 48. 

The families embraced in this record are those of Blake, Pierce, 
Tappen, and Homes. Concerning all of these, many interesting 
facts are given, though as the author is investigating only his own 
line of ancestry, the collateral branches are untraced. We do 
not know of any similar publication, though the plan of tracing all 
of one's progenitors on the maternal side, as well as the paternal, has 
often been attempted by genealogists. The great space necessary 
to do this well and the lack of any good system, have prevented 
such tables from seeing the light. 

[Appendix to the Field Genealogy.] 12mo, pp. 15. 

This pamphlet which appeared in 1864 is an addition by Henry 
M. Field to his book noticed on p. 148 ante, and is an attempt to 
prove that Zecheriah Field, the emigrant ancestor of the Massachu- 
setts family was the grandson of John Field the astronomer. 

The theory was in direct opposition to Mr. Osgood Field's pamph- 
let noticed on p. 176 ante, as it claims that John Field of Ardsley, 
had grandsons: James (who was father of Robert of Flushing), 

196 American Genealogist. [1864. 

Zecheriah of Boston (ancestor of David D. Field), William, and 
John, botli of Rhode Island. The proof was mainly tradition, and 
was strengthened by the discovery of an old seal supposed to have 
belonged to Robert F. of Flushing, now preserved by Hon. Richard 
Field, which bears the astronomer's arms and the peculiar crest 
which was granted to him. 

This publication called forth a rejoinder by Mr. Osgood Field in 
the Register, vol. xxii, pp. 1G6-173, which conclusively proved that 
the American family was not descended from the Fields of Ardsley. 

[The Barnaby or Barneby Family. By Gen. Ebenezer 
U. Pierce of Freetown. From the Hist, and Gen. 
Eegister, vol. XVIII, p. 361.] 8vo, pp. 3. 

A very brief reprint from the Register. 

Genealogy of the male Descendants of Daniel Dod of 
Branford, Conn,, a native of England. 1646 to 1863. 
By Bethuel L. Dodd, M. D., and John R. Burnet 
Newark N. J. Printed at' the Daily Advertizer 
Office. 1864. 8vo, pp. 221. 

We learn from the preface to this beautifully printed book that 
it is based upon the earlier work of Rev. Stephen Dodd, already 
noticed, and gives mainly the descendants of Daniel Dod of Bran- 
ford. There were several other settlers of this surname, and the 
name is common in England. A coat-of-arms of the Dods of Edge 
in Cheshire is given in this volume, though of course no claim is 
made for its use by Americans. An engraved genealogical tree is 
prefixed to the book. As a genealogy this work deserves a good 
place, being very carefully prepared with great fullness and precision 
in dates. 

Pierce Family Record. 1683-1864. 8vo, pp. 5. 

This is a circular sent forth by Edward W. West soliciting infor- 
mation in regard to the descendants of Isaac Pierce of Boston who 
was married in 1708. 

1865.] American Genealogist. 197 

[Vickers or Vickery Family.] 8vo, pp. 5. 

This was a little pamphlet reprinted by me from the Register for 
April, 1864. The genealogy of the family was quite confused, but 
the discovery of a deed enabled me to clear up the doubts. Isaac 
Vickers married a daughter of Capt. Thomas Cromwell, a famous 
buccaneer who reformed and settled in Boston as Winthrop tells us. 
Hence many descendants of Thomas in the female lines have claimed 
descent from Oliver Cromwell. This pamphlet will therefore show 
a certain basis of truth to the widely spread tradition. They have 
Cromwell blood, but not that of the great Protector. 

The last two pages are devoted to one line of the Lombards, a 
family still well represented in New England. 


John Watson of Hartford, Conn., and his descendants. 
A Genealogy by Thomas Watson. New York: 
printed for the U. Q. Club. Ih65. 8vo, pp. 48. 

This is a beautifully printed volume, from the press of J. M. 
Bradstreet & Son, and contains a record of a Connecticut family 
distinct from the one noted on p. 193. The progenitor of this was 
John Watson of Hartford, 1644. He left a son, John, and two 
daughters : the descendants of all seem faithfully traced and re- 
corded with precision. 

We are unable to explain the meaning of the title of the U. Q. 
Club, but it was apparently a printing club and issued two or three 

A Memorial of John Henry and Richaed Townsend, 
and their Descendants. [Arms.] New York : W. A. 
Townsend, publisher. 1865. 8vo, pp. 233. 

The first seventy-nine pages of this handsome volume are taken 
up with an account of the settlement of Oyster Bay and notices of 
the first colonists. We have then a somewhat rambling account of 
the families descended from the three brothers above named, who 

198 American Genealogist. [1865. 

were Quakers, and by tradition are said to have come from near 
Norwich, England. We do not find any authority given for the 
use of the arms, and the whole genealogy, though agreeably written 
and containing very many useful facts, lacks arrangement and a 
system of references. 

Burgess Genealogy. Memorials of the Family of 
Thomas and Dorothy Burgess, who were settled at 
Sandwich, in the Plymouth Colony, in 1637. Bos- 
ton : press of T. R. Marvin & Son, 42 Congress 
street. 1865. 8vo, pp. 196. 

After a ministry of forty years at Dedham, the author. Rev. Eben- 
ezer Burgess, fortunately decided to devote a portion of his re- 
maining time to the preparation of a history of his family. Though 
few members of it have been of much eminence in public life, except 
the distinguished Tristram Burgess, the family has been one 
of good standing and repute. The author has been evidently 
faithful in searching out the branches, and the result is a copious 
and well arranged genealogy, entitled to a high position. Notice- 
able among the descendants have been Benjamin Burgess of Wayne, 
Me , who attained the age 101 years and 9 months, and Benjamin 
Burgess of Boston, long known and respected as a merchant. 

The illustrations are portraits of Benjamin of Wayne, Hon. Tris- 
tram, Thomas, Benjamin of Boston, Capt. William, John, and Rev. 
Dyer Burgess. 

A Letter of Directions to his Father's Birthplace, by 
John Holmes. With Notes and a Genealogy by D. 
Williams Patterson. New York : Printed for the 
U. Q. Club. 1865. 8vo, pp. 76. 

This is another of the beautiful publications of the mysteriously 
named club which issued the Watson Genealogy. The Letter of Di- 
rections was dictated by John Holmes of New London on his death- 
bed, so that his children might trace their lineage. He says that 
his father, Thomas, also of New London, was born in London, and 
was the son of Thomas Holmes, a counsellor of Gray's Inn, who lived 
in St. Andrew's parish in Holborn, in Rose and Crown court, in 
Gray's Inn lane, upper side. This Thomas married Mary Thetford, 
and was killed at the siege of Oxford. He owned a piece of land iu 

1865.] American Genealogist. 199 

Lynn, in Norfork, of wliicli Edmond Beel was tenant. His son, 
Thomas, left London, during the plague, went to Virginia and New 
York, and there married Lucretia, daughter of a Thomas Dodly 
who kept a tennis-court in Clare street, in Covent Garden, London. 
He adds, that the arms of the family are " three spurred cocks 
fighting in a golden field." 

Dr. Patterson, a skillful genealogist, to whom I am under many 
obligations, has enriched this book with valuable notes and a history 
of the descendants of this John Holmes. It is a very curious and 
valuable contribution to our literature. 

John Beal of Hingham and one line of his Descend- 
ants. 8vo, pp. 8. 

By Dr. N. B. Shurtlefi", dated Boston, May, 1865. It contains con- 
siderable information about this family, though limited to a single 
line of a very numerous race. 

Notes on the Lincoln families of Massachusetts, witb 
some account of Abraham Lincoln, late President 
of the United States. By Solomon Lincoln of 
Hingham. Reprinted from the Historical and Ge- 
nealogical Register for October, 1865. Boston : 
David Clapp & Son, Printers, 334 Washington 
street. 8vo, pp. 10. 

At the time when the murder of our lamented president attracted 
attention to every detail of his life, one of the same name, a distin- 
guished antiquary, made this attempt to trace the pedigree of the 
greatest ornament of the race. 

Nearly all of the name can be traced to settlers at Hingham, 
Mass., and in no case can a family be traced to an early settler 
elsewhere. At Hingham, there were seven emigrants prior to 1644, 
four named Thomas, one each named Stephen, Daniel, and Samuel. 
The President, son of Thomas, was the grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 
who went from Virginia to Kentucky about 1782, and the name of 
Mordecai occurs in his immediate family. 

Now, the first Samuel Lincoln of Hingham had, among other sons, 
Mordecai and Thomas, and grandsons Abraham, Mordecai, and 
Thomas. From this repetition of names it seems highly probable 
that the President's ancestor was an offshoot from this branch. We 

200 American Genealogist. [1865. 

know at all events in this line were the two Levi Lincolns, governors 
of Massachusetts, and Grov. Enoch Lincoln of Maine. 

Thomas Lincoln of Hingham, was the ancestor of Gen. Benjamin 
Lincoln, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. The various other 
families can also point to eminent lawyers and divines, and all com- 
bined render this name one of truly historical importance. 

No attempts, apparently, have been made to trace these emigrants to 
their English home. The name in fact being that of an English 
county, is one which, at the time names were adopted, was probably 
taken by many persons, not connected by ties of kindred. No bearer 
of the name has ever risen to distinction in England ; but we may 
surely claim for it in America a preeminence only excelled by that 
of Washington. 

Genealogies of the Ltmans of Middlefield, of the 
Dickinsons of Montreal, and of the Partridges of 
Hatfield. Boston : David Clapp & Son, printers, 
334 Washington street. 1865. 8vo, pp. 32. 

This pamphlet is compiled by Jas, T. Dickinson, who acknowledges 
himself indebted to S. D. Partridge, Esq., for the genealogy of the 
Partridges. The first part is an attempt to trace the family of John 
Lyman of Middletown who died in 1763, back to the presumed com- 
mon ancestor of all of the name, Richard Lyman, who came from 
High Ongar in 1631 and died at Hartford. He succeeds in show- 
ing that Thomas Lyman of Durham, grandson of Richard, had a son, 
Ebenezer, who was father of this John and of Ebeuezer of Tor- 
rington. He adds a table which shows Rev. Lyman Beecher's place 
in his branch. 

We have next an account of the Dickinsons in one line and the 
Moseleys ; and a table of the ancestry of Horace Dickinson, one of Col. 
James Taylor, and one of Mary Ann Moseley. 

The third part is devoted to the issue of William Partridge of 
Hartford, and fills three pages. We presume it is intended to trace 
only one line, and it seems exact. 

1865.] American Genealogist. 201 

History, Correspondence and Pedigrees of the Menden- 
halls of England and the United States, relative to 
their common origin and ancestry, methodically ar- 
ranged and elucidated. After many years of diligent 
inquiry and research, by William Mendenhallof Bath, 
England. Extended by the addition of Authentic 
Documents and the compilation of Tables of Pedi- 
grees of the American Family, by his son Edward 
Mendenhall of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati : Moore, 
Wilslach & Baldwin, printers. No 25 West 4th St. 
1865. 8vo, pp. 63, with numerous folding pedi- 
grees, &c. 
This is a perfect magazine of iaformatioa about ttie Meadenhalls 

and almost indescribable from tbat fact. 

[Family of Nathaniel Sparh awk of Cambridge. From 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Reg- 
ister for April, 1865.] 8vo, pp. 3. 

[Descendants of Rev. Thomas Jenner. Communi- 
cated by William S. Appleton to the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 1865.] 
8vo, pp. 3. 

[Family of Badcock of Milton, Mass. By William S. 
Appleton, A. M. From the New England Histori- 
cal and Genealogical Register for July, 1865.] 8vo, 
pp. 5. 

We have classed these three little reprints from the ^e^ris^er together, 
all being issued without title pages, and being the work of the same 

The Sparhawk contains extracts from the parish records at Ded- 
ham, Co. Essex, England, which show that Nathaniel Sparhawk, the 
emigrant, was the son of Samuel S. of that place and born in 1598. 
He had but one son, and, though the name may yet remain, the 
most distinguished branch assumed the name of Pepperrell, and was 

202 American Genealogigt. [1865. 

raised to the second baronetcy of that name. The pamphlet has a 
tabular pedigree of the ancestry of Dorothy Merriam, a descendant, 
showing her progenitors in other lines. 

The Kev. Thomas Jenner of Weymouth and Sace is well known to 
antiquaries. The fact of his having descendants here is, however, 
for the first time brought to light by Mr. Appleton. His grandson, 
John, was of Brookhaven, L. I., and had Thomas of Charlestown, 
a sea-captain, with whom John Dunton came here. He had a large 
family, and, though the name is doubtless extinct, there are many 
who trace to him through the numerous female branches. 

The Badcocks are traced to George, and Robert, who were settled 
in Dorchester, about 1650. Nothing is known of their ancestry 
despite Hinman's account, although Mr Appleton believes they 
were from the county of Essex in England. The children of the 
name are here traced for three generations, or till about 1730. 

These genealogies all bear the mark of careful investigation, and 
deal with that portion of the genealogy which it is most difficult to 
render complete. Other of Mr. Appleton's writings will be found 
in the Heraldic Journal which he .edited in 1867. 

Reminiscences of the Vaughan Family, and more 
particularly of Benjamin Vauglian, LL.D. Read 
before the New England Historic-Genealogical So- 
ciety, August 2, 1865. By John H. Sheppard, A. M., 
Librarian of the Society. With a few additions, a 
Genealogy and Notes. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 
printers, o34 Washington street. 1865. 8vo, pp. 40. 

To this eloquent tribute to the memory of a departed friend, we 
are indebted for a most delightful picture of a phase of New Eng- 
land life, to which most of our readers have been strangers In the 
.comparatively obscure village of Hallowell, Me., there existed, fifty 
years ago, a reproduction of that English country life which has so 
rarely been imitated with success here. Families connected by 
marriage resided here in a delightful seclusion, and saw within their 
reach all the pleasures that wealth, refinement and culture could 
bestow. The Hallowells, Gardiners, Vaughans, Agrys and Duma- 
resqs formed a society sufficiently large to prevent ennui; and, free 
from the tumult of the city, they enjoyed the freedom and invigorat- 
ing effect of a country life. 

1865.] American Genealogist. 203 

Benjamin Vaughan was the son of Samuel Vaugban an eminent 
merchant of London, and Sarah Ilallowell of Boston. He was 
born in Jamaica, educated in England, and came to America to reside 
on lands inherited from his grandfather, Gardiner. Here he spent 
a long and useful life as a country gentleman, one of the few who 
have deserved the name in New England. 

Besides this interesting biography Mr. Sheppard has given a vivid 
sketch of other members of the society, and has annexed a good 
account of the Vaughaa family. 

Report to the FoUansbee Association, U. S. A., made 
bj Columbus Smith, A. D. 1865. Containing in- 
formation now in his possession and in the possession 
of the different branches of the FoUansbee Family 
in America, relative to the FoUansbee Property in 
England : likewise several Genealogies of different 
branches of the family. Published by order of the 
FoUansbee Association. Middlebury : printed at 
the Register Job Office. 1865. 8vo, pp. 28. 

Another melancholy specimen of Yankee credulity. 

Memoranda of some of the Descendants of Richard 
Dana. Compiled by Rev. John Jay Dana. "We 
are all one man's sons," Genesis xlii, 11. Boston : 
printed by Wm. H. Chandler & Co., 21 Cornhill. 
1865. 8vo, pp. 64. 

The author states that probably every one of the name in the 
country is descended from Richard Dana of Cambridge, 1640, and 
adds, that the name is not to be found in England. It has hence 
been thought that the family was of French origin, but this is only a 
tradition. Among the distinguished members of the family was 
Richard (H. C. 1718),an eminent lawyer, whose son, Edmund, went 
to England and left issue. Another son was Francis, chief justice 
of Massachusetts, whose son, Richard Henry Dana, the poet, is the 
father of Hon. Richard H. Dana, Jr., the eminent author and lawyer. 
In other branches we find Rev. Joseph Dana, D.D., whose son, 
Rev. Daniel, was president of Dartmouth College, and another son, 
Rev. Samuel, was of Marblehead. Another Rev. Samuel of Grroton 

204 American Genealogist. [1865. 

was a state senator, and his son, Samuel, president of the senate and 
a representative in congress. 

Altogether the family has been a thriving one, and is here well re- 
corded, except that the plan of references is unnecessarily cum- 
bersome and involved. 

Genealogy of the Bolles Family in America. By 
John A. Bolles. Boston : Henry W. Button & Son. 
1865. 4to, pp. 64. 

This is a large and peculiarly arranged volume devoted to the fam- 
ily of Joseph Bolles of Wells, Me. It seems to be prepared with 
care, and certainly contains a great collection of facts ; but the ar- 
rangement seems needlessly expensive and cumbrous. 

Centennial Meeting of the Descendants of Philip and 
Rachel Price. Philadelphia : Caxton Press of C. 
Sherman, Son & Co. 1865. 12mo, pp. 86. 

This memorial is by the Hon. Eli K. Price, president of the 
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia. The meet- 
ing was held at the old homestead in East Bradford, Pennsylvania. 
The family is traced to Philip Price, who was settled in Haverford, 
about six miles from Philadelphia, prior to 1697, and who was the 
great-great-grandfather of the Philip Price, the centennial anniver- 
sary of whose birth was thus celebrated. 

Anthony Stoddard of Boston, Mass., and his Descend- 
ants. A Genealogy. Originally compiled by Charles 
Stoddard and Elijah W. Stoddard, and republished 
in 1865. Revised and enlarged by Elijah W. Stod- 
dard, and repubUshed in 1865. New York : Press 
of J. M. Bradstreet & Son, 8 Spruce street. 1865. 
Folio, pp. 95. 

An edition in octavo was also printed at the same time. The il- 
lustrations are portraits of Pres. Edwards, Mrs. Benedict, Gen. Wm. 
T. Sherman, and of John, Henry, Phineas, Abiram, Maria-Theresa, 

1865.] American Genealogist. 205 

Goodwin, Rev. E. W., John F., Solomon, and Rev. David T. Stod- 

It is an enlarged edition of the book noticed ante, p. 48, and is 
very thoroughly prepared. 

The Autobiography of Levi Hutchins ; with a Preface, 
Notes, and Addenda, by his youngest son ..... 
Private edition. Cambridge : Printed at the River- 
side Press. M Dccc lxv. 16 mo, pp. 188. 

This is a somewhat rambling memoir of Levi Hutchins, whose 
claims to distinction we have not exactly discovered, but it also con- 
tains a great number of genealogical items. The family seems 
traced to William Hutchins of Rowley, 1657, whose son, John, was 
of Bradford. The book is quite entertaining, but was evidently 
intended chiefly for the immediate relatives. 

Hutchinson, Angleterre, Etats-Unis d' Amerique, et 
France. Seigneurs de Cowlam, de Colston-Basset, 
de Cropwell-Bishop, d'Owethorpe, proprietaires d' 
Arnold et de ToUerton, en Angleterre; de Hawthorn- 
Hill, Beaver Brook en Massachusetts ; de Bunker- 
Hill et Washington a Singapore, dans la province 
de Malacca aux Indes Orientales folio, pp. 9. 

The journal from which this is taken is entitled, " Le Nohilaire 
Universelde France. Recueil general des genealogies historique des 
Maisons Nobles et Titrees de la France. Publie sous la direction de 
L. de Magny. Paris, a la direction de la Bibliotheque Heraldique. 
9 rue Bufi"ault." 

We have already said that the noted family of Hutchinson could 
not be traced to the family of gentry of that name in England. 
This account, compiled from facts obtained by J. L. Chester, Esq., 
shows that this distinction did belong to a comparatively obscure 
branch. Richard Hutchinson of Salem 1634, the progenitor of a 
numerous race, was the son of Thomas Hutchinson of Arnold, 
grandson of Lawrence of Tollerton. The family is thence traced 
back to Anthony Hutchinson of Cowlam, Co. York, fourth in 
descent from Bernard of Cowlam in 1282. 

206 American Genealogist. [1865. 

The names iu the titl^ refer also to the present generation, of 
whom Alcander Hutchinson, Esq., was U. S. consul at Singapore. 
He married in 1858 the oldest daughter and coheiress of Henri- 
Louis, Comte de Loyaut^, and niece of the Duchess of Montmorency- 
Luxembourg. For this reason the pedigree appears in a collection 
of French genealogies. 

A Brief Genealogy of the Descendants of William 
Hutchinson and Thomas Oliver. Families closely 
allied by Intermarriage, and prominent at every 
Period of the Colonial History of Massachusetts. 
Reprinted, with Additions, from the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for 1865. By 
W. H. Whitmore. S.' G. Drake. Boston, N. E. : 
1865. 4to, pp. 38. 

The main incitement to the preparation of this volume, by one in 
no way allied to either family, was the apparent lack of representa- 
tives to perform the duty. The Hutchinsons, once so prominent, 
are only represented in England, and of the Olivers but one brauch 
remains. To a great-grandson of Lt. Gen. Andrew Oliver, one 
of the few of the name remaining here, I was indebted for a hearty 
cooperation and invaluable information. 

It will not be necessary to speak of the ancestry of the emigrant, 
since it has been satisfactorily shown in the more recent book of 
Mr. Chester, that all the family traditions were wrong. It is suffi- 
cient to say that the family here has had but few males in each 
generation, though they were men of ability and high position, and 
that the governor's issue are all in England. 

As to the Olivers, only two branches remain here, though in 
England they are more numerous, and have repeatedly intermarried 
with the Hutchinsons. 

No reader of our history will need more than the mere mention of 
Anne Hutchinson, Elisha, Edward, Thomas, and Foster Hutchinson, 
and the Andrews and Thomases of the Oliver family, to recall at once 
those who were among the most conspicuous and influential of our 
colonial magnates. 

1865.] American Genealogist. 207 

Extracts from the Minutes of Daniel Gushing of Hing- 
ham, with a photograph of his manuscript, entitled 
a List of the names of such persons as came out of 
the town of Hinghara, and towns adjacent, in the 
county of Norfolk in the Kingdom of England, into 
New England, and settled in Hingham in New Eng- 
land. Also some Account of John Cutler, one of the 
Early Settlers of Hingharii mentioned in Cushing's 
List. Printed for private circulation. Boston : Press 
of John Wilson and Son. 18G5. Folio, pp. 28. 

The value of this list is very great as it shows the parentage of so 
many of our settlers. It was printed by Lincoln and by Drake, but 
this beautiful edition is a very welcome addition. It was prepared 
and published by Henry Austin Whitney of Boston, a gentleman 
who has made other valuable contributions to our literature. 

Biographical Sketches of the Bordley Family, of Mary- 
land, for their descendants. Part first. By Mrs. 
Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, edited by her niece, 
Elizabeth Mifflin. Philadelphia : Printed by Henry 
B. Ashmead, Nos. 1102 and 1104 Sansom street. 
1865. Pages 158. 

Although divided into two parts, the work is paged consecutively, 
and there is no second title. The family in this country was founded 
by Thomas Bordley, born about 1682, who was son of Rev. Stephen 
Bordley, prebendary of St. Paul's, London, and who came to Mary- 
land in 1694, with an elder brother, Rev. Stephen B. of Kent 
county, Maryland. Thomas Bordley was a lawyer, and became 
attorney general in 1715, which office he held till his death, in 1726. 
He married, first, Rachel Beard, and had children : Stephen, 
William, Elizabeth and John ; and secondly, widow Ariana (Van- 
derheyden) Frisby, by whom he had Thomas, Mathias, and John 
Beale. Of these, only the youngest son, John Beale Bordley, has 
left any descendants. He was a lawyer, judge of the provincial 
court and of the admiralty, a member of the council, etc. He mar- 
ried twice ; first, Margaret, daughter of Samuel Chew, and secondly 
the widow Sarah (Fishbourne) Mifflin, mother of John F. Mifflin, 
and step-mother of Gov. Thomas Mifflin. 

208 American Genealogist. [1865. 

It will be seen that the genealogical portion of this book is 
necessarily quite limited, but the biographies are very full and 

Genealogy of Charles Mtrick Thurston, and of his 
wife, Rachel Hall Pitman, formerly of Newport, 
R. I., after December, 1840, of New York. Col- 
lected for the family by their son, Charles Myrick 
Thurston. 1865. With an Appendix, containing 
the names of many descendants of Edward Thurston 
and Henry Pitman. New York : Printed by John 
F. Trow & Co.; 50 Greene street. 1865. Pages 80. 

In this very interesting book we have the records of some of the de- 
scendants of Edward Thurston of Newport, R. I., 1647, the plan 
being to give a brief tabular pedigree in one line, and then to print 
the full record of the family of the person who represented it in each 
generation. This comprises five generations, and we have next the 
same detail in the families of their wives, viz ; those of Mott, Clarke 
(Wilber, Porter) ; Coffin (Bunker, Coleman, Allen) ; Smith (Way, 
Smith, Myrick, Trowbridge, Atherton, Rogers, Stanton, Lord, Wil- 
liams) ; and in this account the names in parenthesis are of the ma- 
ternal ancestors of the wives of the Thurstons. 

The second portion is a similar account of the ancestors of Rachel 
Hall (Pitman) Thurston, wife of the author. It relates to the families 
of Pitman, Sanders, Nichols (Plaisted) ; Hall (Parker, Brownell, 
Pearce, Babcock, Peckham, Clarke, Gould, Coggeshall, Freeborn, 
Boomer). The appendix, pp. 56 — 80, contains a number of 
genealogical facts relative to the Thurstons and Pitmans. 

Viewed as a book intended to trace the ancestry of two persons now 
living, it is well executed, and will prove very suggestive to those 
interested in the allied families above enumerated. 

[The MuDGE Family.] Pages 8. 1865. 

This is a preliminary essay designed to call the attention of members 
of the family to the proposed history of the family, projected by Alfred 
Mudge of Boston. The first two pages contain a letter explaining 
the plan, and six pages contain the Connecticut branch of the 

1865.] American Genealogist. 209 

The FiSKE Family, a History of the Family (Ancestral 
and Descendant) of the Hon. William Fiske of 
Amherst, N. H., with brief notices of those con- 
nected with them by marriage. Compiled and pub- 
lished by Albert A. Fiske, a grandson. Chicago, 
111. 1865. 12mo, pp. 151. 

From p. 33, this edition is identical with the second edition already 
noticed. In the latter, however, the contents of the first 32 pages 
of this have been revised, and pp. 24a to 21/i inserted. The present 
volume, of course, will be sought for only to render collections com- 

The Heraldic Journal : recording the Armorial Bearings 
and Genealogies of American Families. Boston : 
Wiggin & Lunt, publishers. Yol. I-IV. 1865, 
1866, 1867, 1868. 8vo, pp. 192, in each volume. 

This quarterly magazine, the first devoted to this subject ever 
published here, was established by the committee on heraldry, of the 
New England Historic-G-enealogical Society. The third volume 
was edited by W. S. Appleton, the others by W. H. Whitmore, the 
othermembersof the committee being A. C. Goodell, jr.,and A. D.Per- 
kins. The necessity of such a work is evident, since coats-of-arms, 
when properly used, are the best possible aids to the genealogist in 
tracing a family. Yet so little is known in this country of the science 
of heraldry, that such proofs have been for years neglected, chiefly 
because the genealogists could not understand their value. From 
tomb stones have been copied the words of an inscription, and the 
more important symbolical statement overlooked. 

The publishers of this journal have brought together such scat- 
tered facts as they could find, have printed the epitaphs from nu- 
merous grave-yards, and given engravings of many seals and paintings. 
In many cases the genealogies of families have been printed here for 
the first time, and the work is one which no genealogist can aff"ord to 
pass over without consulting. 


210 American Genealogist. [1866. 


[In this connection the following work may be noticed. 
" The Elements of Heraldry : containing an expla- 
nation of the principles of the science and a glossary 
of the technical terms employed. With an Essay 
upon the use of coat-armor in the United States. 
By Wm. H. Whitmore. With numerous illustra- 
tions. Boston : Lee and Shepard. New York : W. 
J. Widdleton, 1866. 8vo, pp. 106. 

This is really the only book on the subject prepared with re- 
ference to the wants of American readers, though Mr. Mapleson of 
New York had some years before published a Handbook of Heraldry. 

The science is easily acquired, and a knowledge over it certainly 
adds to the enjoyment of those who study English genealogy, or who 
visit countries in which heraldry has for centuries been so largely 
employed in the decorative arts.] 

Genealogy of the McKinstry Family, with a Prelimin- 
ary Essay on the Scotch-Irish Immigration to Ame- 

— ^rica. By William Willis of Portland, Me. Second 
Edition : corrected and enlarged. Portland : printed 
by David Tucker. 1866. 8vo, pp. 46. 

As we have already noticed this work, it will suffice to state that 
in this new edition the essay is but slightly changed. The genealo- 
gies have been corrected and considerably augmented, so that mem- 
bers of the family before omitted here resume their proper place. 
The additions are sufficient to add matei'ially to the value of this 

Notes upon the Ancestry of William Hutchinson and 
Anna Marbury. From researches recently made in 
England. By Joseph Lemuel Chester, Member of 
the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. 
Boston : printed by D. Clapp & Son. 1866. 4to, 
pp. 24. 

In this book, closely compacted with facts, Mr. Chester has per- 
formed the thankless but necessary work of tracing the true origin of 
one of the most famous families in New England, 

1866.] American Genealogist. 211 

From the day that Anne Hutchinson commenced her expoundings, 
until the time when the once respected and trusted governor sailed 
from his native land, this family of Hutchinson had been among the 
most favored of the colony. Wealth, rank, influence had been the 
portion of successive generations, and had in truth been merited by 
the ability of many of the race. It has been a common opinion that 
they were of good family in England before the emigration, since 
there was a family of gentry to which the American race was sup- 
posed to be traced. Mr. Chester, however, in investigating the 
history of another branch, has discovered the true pedigree, and 
shown the improbability of any such connections. 

He finds that the emigrant, William, who was the son of Edward 
Hutchinson, was the grandson of a John Hutchinson, mayor of 
Lincoln in 1556 and 1565. This John was the youngest of four 
brothers, of whom William was also mayor of Lincoln in 1552, and 
Christopher, a clergyman. Their father's name cannot be ascer- 
tained, and Mr Chester adds, that he was certainly of a very hum- 
ble rank in life. It is the more surprising since the Hutchinsons 
here used coats-of-arnis in the most conspicuous way, and one branch 
now represented by the Hely-Hutchinson family, earls of Donough- 
more, carry them in the first quarter. 

On the other hand, it is shown that the wife of the emigrant, 
Anne Hutchinson, who is one of the typical women of New England, 
was of gentle descent. Her father was Rev. Francis Marbury of 
Grisby, Co. Lincoln, of a family of good position there ; and her 
mother was Bridget, daughter of John Dryden, of Canons Ashby, 
Co. Northampton. Erasmus Dryden, grandfather of the poet, was 
brother of this Bridget, and was created a baronet in 1619. 

The whole essay is replete with information, and is in most wel- 
come and striking contrast to the vague and meagre accounts which 
comprise the bulk of English genealogies. The recital of the various 
steps by which the pedigree was made out, is full of interest, and 
the field has evidently been so patiently and thoroughly examined 
that the future investigator will glean but a scanty return. 

Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark of Wa- 
tertown, Mass., 1640-1866. By John Clark, A. B. 
Boston : prmted for the Author. 1866. 8vo, pp. 

The name of Clark is quite common in New England, and a glance 
at Savage's Dictionary shows that there were many emigrants of the 

212 American Genealogist. [1866. 

name, probably not relatives. In tbe present very bandsome volume 
we have the record of the descendants of Hugh Clark of Watertown, 
of whose ancestry nothing is known. 

The volume is well arranged, thoroughly indexed and beautifully 
printed ; it contains many biographies, and records of families allied 
to the Clarks ; and it is in many respects worthy a place among the 
best of our family histories. 

The portraits contained in the volume are those of John (the 
author), Simpson, John (of Waltham), Jonas, James W., Harvey K., 
Luther, Dr. Henry Gr., Rev. Benjamin F., Benjamin, Peter, William, 
Luther R., George Jr., Charles P. Clark Jr., and Mrs. H. D. C. 

The book is from the press of Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston. On 
the cover is impressed a Clark coat-of-arms, but the author witb 
commendable frankness says that he has no authority for it, beyond 
the fact that copies have been in the family for the past seventy 
years. Of course this is not a sufficient title for its assumption here. 

A Preliminary Investigation of the Alleged Ancestry 
of George Washington, First President of the 
United States of America : exposing a serious error 
in the existing Pedigree. By Joseph Lemuel Ches- 
ter, Honorary Member of the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society, and the Essex Archaeological 
Society of England, Member of the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, the Surrey Arch geological 
Society of England, etc. Author of the life of John 
Rogers, the Marian Protomartyr, etc. Reprinted 
from the Herald and Genealogist, London, and the 
Heraldic Journal, Boston. Boston : H. W. Button 
& Son, printers, 92 Washington street. 1866. 8vo, 
pp. 23. 

• This most interesting and valuable commuuication was made first 
to the English magazine above cited, then issued as a pamphlet of 
15 pages with the imprint, " Westminster : Nichols & Sons, printers, 
25 Parliament street, 1866 ;" then published here in the magazine 
cited and reissued as a pamphlet, but without alteration or addition. 
It is very interesting, since it completely disproves the false pedi- 
gree of the Washingtons which was published by Baker in his Ris- 
tory of Northamptonshire, and since copied by innumerable writers. 

1866.] American Genealogist. 213 

It was supposed that John and Lawrence Washington, the emigrants 
to Virginia, were sons of Lawrence W. of Sulgrave, whose ancestry 
was well known. 

Mr. Chester proves, on the contrary, that of these two sons of 
Lawrence Washington, John was knighted January 17, 1622-3, 
married Mary Curtis, 1621, was of Thrapston, and in 1678 left a 
widow Dorothy. His first wife's monument is still standing in the 
church at Islip, and mentions her three sons. Mordaunt, John, and 

On the other hand, .John of Virginia says in his will in 1675, that 
he brought his first wife from England, that she died in Virginia, 
and was buried on his plantation, and his second wife, Anne, was his 
executrix. Evidently he was not the Sir John, nor is there any pro- 
bability that he was the son of the knight, as that son was in England 
in 1662. 

Again the Lawrence, son of Lawrence of Sulgrave, was a clergy- 
man, and had the living of Purleigh in Essex. He was ejected in 
1643, but undoubtedly remained in that neighborhood after the 
restoration. He cannot, therefore, be the Virginian planter. 

It seems, therefore, that the Washingtons are, like the great majority 
of families in this country, unable to prove an English pedigree. On 
examination, it seems that George Washington never asserted more 
than that his ancestors were said to have come from the north of 
England ; but English genealogists, misled by the coincidence of names , 
invented the pedigree hitherto accepted. This matter is discussed 
in the Am. Historical Record, Vol. II, (Phila., 1873.) 

Mr. Chester hopes to discover the true pedigree yet ; but in the 
meantime he is entitled to our thanks for having exposed the mistakes 
of his predecessors in a manner so thorough and convincing. 

Ludwig Genealogy : Sketch of Joseph Ludwig, who 
was born in Germany in 1696, and his wife and 
Family, who settled at Broad Bay, Waldoboro, 
Maine, 1753. By M. R. Ludwig, Member of the 
Maine Historical Society. Augusta ; Printed at the 
office of the Kennebec Journal. 1866. 8vo, pp. 

This is a record of the descendants of Joseph Ludwig who came 
over in 1753 with his wife and three children in the colony formed 
by Gen. Samuel Waldo. The record is presumably quite full as to 

214 American Genealogist. [1866. 

names, but the particular dates are too often wanting. The emi- 
grant, as it appears by his passport, was from Dietz in the principal- 
ity of Orange-Nassau. It may be a question whether his name was 
Joseph Ludwig von Nenderoth or Ludwig, from N. 

The illustrations are portraits of the author, and of Joseph Fish, 
and a view of a Ludwig house. 

The Bergen" Family : or the Descendants of Hans 
Hansen Bergen, one of the early settlers of New 
York and Brooklyn, L. I. With notes on the 
Genealogy of some of the branches of the Cowen- 
hoven, Voorhees, Eldert, Stoothoof, Cortelyou, Stry- 
ker, Suydam, Lott, WyckofF, Barkeloo, LefFerts, 
Martense, Hubbard, Van Brunt, Vanderbilt, Van- 
derveer. Van Nuyse, and other Long Island Families. 
ByTeunis G.Bergen. New York; Bergen & Tripp, 
114 Nassau street. 1866. 8vo, pp. 302. 

It is not easy to criticise a work whose elements are so unlike those 
of ordinary genealogies. The Dutch method of nomenclature is so 
different from our own, that the smartest Yankee might well despair 
of ever compiling a pedigree from such records as remain of the first 
European settlers in New York. Mr. Bergen, however, seems per- 
fectly at home in these mysteries, and has transcribed and transformed 
them into simple English. The work is evidently the result of patient 
examination, and despite the strange names in the earlier generations, 
it can be easily understood and enjoyed. We are especially glad to 
see this commencement in a hitherto neglected department of our 
genealogy, and hope it will incite others to attempt similar tasks. 

As the title page shows, the notes contain much information in 
regard to other families, and have been prepared with the same care 
which characterizes the text. 

The Hastings Memorial. A Genealogical Account 
of the Descendants of Thomas Hastings of Water- 
town, Mass. From 1634, to 1864 with an appen- 
dix and Index. Boston : Samuel G. Drake, pub- 
lisher, 13 Bromfield street. 1866. 8vo, pp. 183. 

This book contains the record of the progeny of Thomas Hastings, 
who was one of the principal settlers at Watertown, being town clerk 

1866.] American Genealogist. • 215 

and representative. The author intimates that he was allied to the 
noble family of the name, which enjoyed the title of Huntington. 
We need hardly add that not a single word of proof is added, and the 
claim may be summarily dismissed. 

The book contains a great amount of information concerning the 
Hastings family- and others connected with it. It is to be regretted, 
that the author did not follow one of the well known and approved 
modes of arrangement ; it possesses, however, a good index, and is a 
work of substantial value. 

Genealogy of a part of the Ripley Family, compiled 
by H. W. Ripley, Harlem, N. Y. 8vo, pp. 7. 

This is a little sketch of one branch of the descendants of William 
Ripley of Hingham, Mass. It is of course of no great extent 
but the dates are full and exact. Another edition was published the 
succeeding year. 

Genealogy of the Stone Family, originating in Rhode 
Island. By Richard C. Stone. Providence : Knowles, 
Anthony & Co., printers, 1866. Pages 193. 

In this book are traced the descendants of Hugh Stone of War- 
wick, R. I., 1665, who married Abigail Busecot, and had four sons. 
The family record occupies 86 pages, and is defective in two import- 
ant particulars ; first, only the year is given in all the dates ; and 
secondly, the arrangement is very poor. On the other hand we have 
pp. 87 — 181, nearly one hundred pages of biographical notes, and a 
good index. It may be considered as a useful book, of the second 
class in our gradation. The illustrations are portraits of the author, 
of James L. Stone, Pardon M. Stone, and Asa Stone. 

The Gale Family Records in England and the United 
States : to which are added, the Tottenham Family 
of New England, and some account of the Bogardus, 
Waldron, and Young Families of New York. By 
George Gale, LL.D. Galesville, Wisconsin : Leith & 
Gale, printers. 1866. 16mo, pp. 254. 

The first twenty-two pages of this book are filled with various 
notes about persons of the name in England, but there is no pretence 

216 American Genealogist. [1866. 

of any connection between them and the emigrant, Uichard Gale of 
Watertown, in 1640. The record of his descendants is extensive, 
the dates are given in full, and the biographical sketches are numer- 
ous and interesting. 

The author was born in Burlington, Vt., studied law, and removed 
to Wisconsin in IS-il. In 1853 he bought land and founded the 
town of Galesville,and was the principal founder and patron of Gales- 
ville University, of which he was the first president. He received 
on resigning that position the honorary degree of LL.D., and from 
the Vermont University that of A.M., in 1857. 

The Tottenhams are traced to Henry of Woburn, 1646, and their 
genealogy covers pp. 173-181. The Bogardus family record is on 
pp. 182-187. Pages 188-241 are devoted to another family of 
Gales springing from Edmond Gale of Cambridge and Boston, 1634. 

The illustrations are portraits of George Gale, Nahum Gale, George 
W. Gale, and John F. Henry. 

Report to the Brown Association, U. S. A., made by 
C. M. Fisher, A. D. 1866. PubUshed by order of 
tlie Brown Association. Middlebury : printed at 
the Register Book and Job office. 1866. 8vo, pp. 8. 

We have already noticed the first report made to the association, 
and by this plaintive appeal it seems their funds are exhausted. 
Offers to sell $100 of "scrip for $5 each, have proved ineffectual, but 
the agent says the " case looks so well that 1 think the scrip ought 
to sell readily." It seem the Brownes are now trying to prove them- 
selves the heirs of Sir Anthony Browne, Viscount Montague. It 
would no doubt be satisfactory to establish the fact, but in the mean- 
time the Browns will be fully justified in not suspending their usual 
avocations in the expectation of receiving this English property. It 
is difficult to criticise a book with so little basis of facts ; but so far 
as we can judge the claim is utterly preposterous. 

[Report to the Jennings Association. 8vo, pp. 10.] 

I have a copy of this report, published probably without a title 
page. It is dated Aug. 16th, 1866, signed Columbus Smith, and is 
of as much value I presume as any other of these reports. 

1866.] American Genealogist. 217 

[Report to the Willoughby Association. 8vo, pp. 13.] 

Probably issued without title. It consists of a report dated Lon- 
don, Aug. 11, 18GG, and made by C. M. Fisher to Columbus Smith. 

Report to the Wilson Association, U. S. A., made by 
H. 0. Smith, A. D. 1866. Containing reports and 
information which has been collected from various 
sources relative to the Wilson Property in England, 
and several pedigrees of different branches of the 
Wilson Family in America. Published by order of 
the Wilson Association, Middlebury : Register Book 
and Job Printing Establishment. 1866. 8vo, pp. 28. 

This is another record of misplaced confidence, and the fortune 
sought was unusually visionary. 

The Crozer Family of Bucks County, Penn. Trenton, 
1866. 8vo, pp. 29. 

This family originated in Prance, from whence it removed to Ire- 
land (Co. Antrim), about 1712. About 1723 (or as some say 1740) 
five brothers came over to Philadelphia, where two, Andrew and 
Robert, settled, and three, James, John and Samuel, settled in Dela- 
ware county, Penn. The family whose genealogy is given in this 
work, are descended from Andrew who was born in 1700, and who, 
after his removal to America, resided at first awhile in the village of 
Black Horse (now Columbus), Burlington co., N. J., where he mar- 
ried Mary Richardson. 

I 'copy this title from the N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Record, I, 6, 
together with the above description of the book, as I have never 
seen the pamphlet. 

Transactions at the Eighth Family Reunion of the 
Descendants of Waitstell Ranney and Jeremiah 
Atwood, held at Chester, Vt., August 28th and 29th, 
1866. New York : S. Angell, 50 East 26th St. 
1866. 8vo, pp. 48. 

The meeting was a matter of entirely personal interest. 

218 American Genealogist. [1866. 

Wtnkoop Family : a Preliminary Genealogy, by Eich- 
ard Wynkoop, of the city of New York. New York : 
press of Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 113 Fulton Street. 
1866. Svo, pp. 34. 

A good preliminary genealogy, fuller in certain brandies than 
otters, of course. The ascertained ancestor of the family is Corne- 
lius Wynkoop of Esopus in 1663. From him have sprung many 
worthy bearers of the name who are here recorded. 

Records, Genealogical Charts and Traditions of the 
Farailies of Bethune and Faneuil. Collected from 
authentic documents. Dedicated to the descendants 
of the family. By J. L. Weisse. New York : Henry 
Ludwig, printer, 39 Centre street. 1866. 4to,pp.54. 
The Bethunes of Balfour have occupied a distinguished place in 
the history of Scotland, and in this handsome volume we have ap- 
parently a well founded claim on the part of an American to the 
representation of the family. In 1719 the representation devolved 
upon David Bethune, whose line terminated in an heiress who 
married a Congalton. But David Bethune had a brother William 
whose son George came to New England and married a Miss Carey ; 
their son George married in 1754 Mary Faneuil, niece of famous 
Peter Faneuil. There are numerous descendants of this marriage, 
and at least one male line is still existing. The volume here noticed 
is profusely illustrated with photographs, and is in the main correct 
in its citations from Scotch genealogies. 

Genealogy of the Families of Kings who lived in 
Raynham, from 1680 to the present, 1865. By E. 
Sanford, A. M. Fourth pastor, first Congregational 
Society, Raynham. Taunton : C. A. Hack & Son, 
printers. 1866. 8vo, pp. 28. 

This is a slight and incomplete sketch of the descendants of Philip 
King who came to Raynham with his brother Cyrus King before 
1680. It is stated that a third brother, Thomas, was the ancestor of 
the Kings of Maine. 

1867.] American Genealogist. 219 


Life and Letters of John Winthrop, from his embark- 
ation for New England in 1630, with the Charter 
and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, to his Death 
in 1649. By Robert C. Winthrop. Boston: Tick- 
nor& Fields. 1867. 8vo, pp. 483. 

This is the second and concluding volume of Mr. Winthrop's 
biography of his distinguished ancestor. In it he has of course made 
use of the journal heretofore published under the title of the History 
of the New England, but he has also been able to draw largely upon 
hitherto unknown manuscripts. 

The publication of these volumes, and the collections of papers 
addressed to Winthrop, have been the cause of a revival and fuller 
recognition of his merits. It is now evident that he was indeed a 
man born to exert an influence upon the human race, which seems 
now incalculable. The more we learn of his acts and intentions, the 
more we are impressed with the greatness of his mental ability and 
his religious fervor. Inheriting a good estate and social position, well 
educated and highly connected, esteemed by his associates and those 
men of no ordinary abilities, so situated that in England he might 
have anticipated a career of usefulness in the ways«most consonant 
with his own convictions of duty : yet he accepted the responsibility, 
and placed himself at the head of the movement, at a time nothing 
less than the accession of one so qualified by worth and station, could 
have insured its success. 

It is indeed fortunate that at the time when the materials for a 

proper biography were discovered, there was a writer so competent 

for the task, so nearly allied to the governor as to esteem it a pious 

duty. Mr. Winthrop's ability is too well known to render it neces- 

• sary for us to say more than that he has left nothing to be desired. 

A Sketch of William Beardsley : one of the original 
Settlers of Stratford, Conn., and a Record of his 
Descendants to the third generation ; and of some 
who bear his name to the present time. By E. 
Edwards Beardsley, D.D., Rector of St. Thomas's 
Church, New Haven. New Haven : Bassett & Bar- 
nett. 1867. 8vo, pp. 32. 

The author of this genealogy is favorably known by his History of 
the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and it was during the prepara- 

220 American Genealogist. [1867. 

tion of that volume that he was led to investigate his own pedi- 

The ancestor of this line was William Beardsley of Stratford, and 
a number of his descendants are* recorded. It does not profess to • 
give all the family, and will not prevent others from making a 
more extensive history of the family. Within its prescribed limits 
the work seems carefully executed. 

A Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Baker of 
Lynn, Mass., 1630. Prepared and published by 
Nelson M. Baker of Lafayette, N. Y. Syracuse : 
printed at the Journal office, 24 E. Washington st. 
1867. 8vo, pp. 99. 

This is a very satisfactory record of this particular family of 
Bakers, and the author is especially to be commended for his appre- 
ciation of the fact that the history of " reliable, practical, and useful 
members of society," deserves careful study and aflfectionate com- 

Memorial of Elder Adoniram Foot. The Sermon 
preached at his funeral in the Presbyterian Church, 
Turin, N'. Y., May 1st, 1866. By the Rev. E. B. 
Parsons. Published by Request of the Family. 
With an Appendix, containing some reminiscences 
and genealogical notes, supplemental to the genea- 
logy of the Foot family. Compiled by Rev. John 
B. Foot. Rome, N. Y : printed by Sandford & Carr, 
office of the Roman Citizen. 1867. 8vo, pp. 32. 

The genealogical part of this book embraces pp. 21 - 31, and begins 
with the father of Adoniram, John Foot, born in 1754, son of 
George F. of Stratford, Conn. This G-eorge is mentioned in Good- 
win's genealogy of the Foote family, and this record gives the names 
of all of John's descendants, numbering 395. 

[William Fowler, the Magistrate, and one line of his 
descendants. By William Chauncey Fowler. 8vo, 
pp. 12.] 

This pamphlet was published in 1867, without a title page. The 
earlier genealogy, reviewed aiite, pp. 118-9, was written by Hon. 

1867.] American Genealogist. . 221 

James Fowler of Westfield, Mass., and in it were traced the descend- 
ants of William Fowler, the magistrate, through his son William F. 
jr., The present book relates to the issue in part of John Fowler, 
second son of the emigrant, and on this limited plan the record seems 
to be well performed. 

Monumental Memorials of the Appleton Family. 
[Arms.] Boston: privately printed. 1867. 4to,pp.30. 

Of this very beautiful volume, compiled by Dr. John Appleton, 
only 150 copies were printed. The idea is quite original, as the 
book consists of engravings of various monuments and tombstones, 
with biographical notes, the folios being printed on one side only. 
The list is as follows : Appleton Chapel, Cambridge ; Little Wald- 
ingfield Church, Eng., mural tablet there ; and tombstones of Col. 
Samuel, 1696; Mary, his wife, 1697; Capt. John, 1699; Mary, 
wife of Samuel, 1710; John, 1724; Col. Samuel, 1725; Benjamin, 
1731; Hon. John, 1739, his wife and two grand-children; Major 
Isaac, 1747, and wife Priscilla, 1731 ; Rev. Nathaniel, 1734; Isaac 
1774, and wife Elizabeth, 1785 ; Rev. Joseph, 1795 ; John, 1802 ; 
Samuel, 1819 ; Rev. Jesse, 1819 ; William Sullivan, 1836; Samuel, 
1853; Samuel (mural tablet in King's chapel); Nathan, 1861; 
William, 1862, and his family; and James, 1862. The last page is 
a view of St. Stephen's Chapel, Boston, built and endowed by Wil- 
liam Appleton. 

Memoir of Marshall P. Wilder. By John H. Shep- 
pard, A.M., Librarian. From the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register for April, 1867. 
Boston : David Clapp & Son, printers, 334 Wash- 
ington street. 1867. 8vo, pp. 54. 

The greater portion of this pamphlet is devoted to the memoir of 
Marshall P. Wilder, an excellent portrait of whom faces the title page. 
Mr. Wilder has held high political offices, but his chief fame is owino- 
to his zeal for horticulture, in which department he ranks amonf 
the most learned and earnest. His various speeches and addresses 
have been availed of by his biographer, and show with what per- 
sistence Mr. Wilder has labored to advance his favorite science. 
As President of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society he has 
earned the perpetual gratitude of that association by his success in 
securing for it a fine building for its library. 

The last four pages contain a brief genealogy tracing the family 
to a widow Martha Wilder of Hingham, 1638. 

222 American Genealogist. [1867. 

Ancestry of Mary Oliver, who lived 1640 - 1698, and 
was wife of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich. By 
William S. Appleton. Cambridge : press of John 
Wilson & Son. 1867. Royal 8vo, pp. 36. 
In many respects this very handsome volume is a curiosity. It 
contains the English pedigree of John Oliver who came to this coun- 
try and died early, leaving an only child, Mary. The name thus 
ceased from our records, and his posterity can be traced only through 
the Appletons. It is proved that John was the son of James, grand- 
son of John, and great-grandson of Thomas Oliver of Bristol who 
died in 1557. In evidence thereof we find extracts from the records 
of the parishes in Bristol, and the wills of Simon, Thomas, John, 
Elizabeth (Ham), James, and Francis Oliver, the record of the appren- 
ticing of John, and an affidavit by him dated here, in which he 
styles himself late of the city of Bristol. The appendix shows the 
probability that the wife of John Oliver was Joanna, daughter of 
Percival Lowell ; and three tabular pedigrees of the Olivers, Carys 
and Lowells complete the volume. 

The wills are printed in full, and proper types are used to mark 
the contractions employed in the old manuscripts ; a typographical 
nicety which we do not remember to have seen in any other Ameri- 
can genealogy. In all its details it reflects great credit upon the 
author, and we trust will be followed soon by other similar works. 

It should be noted that there is no probable connection between 
this family and other settlers of the name. 

Record of the Golden Wedding of Rev. George 
DuFFiELD, D.D., and Isabella Grahame Bethune Duf- 
field. Celebrated by the family at the homestead 
in Detroit. September 11, 1867. Compiled at the 
request of the family by the eldest son, for private 
circulation only. Ifc67. 8vo, pp. 58. 
No regular genealogy is attempted but considerable information is 

given about the ancestors of the parties whose wedding was celebrated. 

Thomas and Margaret Minshall who came from Eng- 
land to Pennsylvania in 1682, and their early de- 
scendants to which are added some Account of 
Griffith Owen and Descendants for a like period. 
By one of the Sixth Generation. 1867. 8vo, pp. 8. 

This little pamphlet was prepared by Mr. Painter of Lima, Delaware 
CO., Penn. The emigrant Thomas Minshall was from Stoke, co. Ches- 

1867.] American Genealogist. 223 

ter, Eng. ; Griffith Owen was from Prcscott, co. Lane, Eng. The re- 
cord is brief but precise as to dates. 

The Todd Genealogy, or Register of the Descendants 
of Adam Todd, of the names of Todd, Whitten, Bre- 
voort, Coolidge,' Bristed, Sedgwick, Kane, Renwick, 
Bull, Huntington, Dean, Astor, Bentzen, Langdon, 
Boreel, Wilks, De Nottbeck, Ward, Chanler, Gary, 
Tiebout, Bruce, Bobbins, Waldo, Woodhull, Odell, 
Green, and Foster with notices and Genealogies of 
many persons and families connected with the be- 
forementioned Descendants. By Richard Henry 
Greene, A. M. New York : Wilbur & Hastings, pub- 
lishers, No. 40 Fulton street. 1867. 8vo, pp. 143 
and xvii. 

The title page of this handsome volume gives the reader a very good 
idea of its contents. The plan, as the author states in his preface, 
is to include every descendant of Adam Todd, who was married in 
New York in 1744, tracing all the issue of females at the point where 
names occur in the family record. Of course completeness was found 
impossible, as some people have an invincible objection to aiding the 
genealogist, but the result has been a very interesting volume, well 
fortified with dates and enlivened with anecdotes. 

Among the more familiar names we note those of Mrs. Adam Todd, 
Mrs. Whetten, Prof. James Renwick, James Carson Brevoort, Charles 
Astor Bristed, John Jacob Astor (who married Sarah Todd) and 
his family, John W. Chanler, M. C, and others connected with the 
family by marriage or descent. The Appendix, p. 93, contains an 
account of the families of Sedgwick, Bull, Dodge, Haring, Roosevelt, 
Duffie, Eddy, Piatt, Foster, and Kane,and a good index of seventeen 
pages completes the volume. 

Fragments of Family and Contemporary History. 
Gathered by T. H. R. Pittsburgh : printed by Bake- 
well & Marthens. 1867. 8vo, pp. 142. 

This book is an amplification of an address delivered by Rev. 
Thomas H. Robinson, of Harrisburg, at a family meeting of the 
Robinsons, Blaines and McCords, descendants of early colonists of 
the Cumberland Valley. The volume is composed mainly of a histo- 
rical sketch of the early settlement of this valley by the Scotch-Irish, 
especially of the sufferings of the colonists in the Indian wars, 

224 American GIenealogist. [1867. 

and is a very interesting contribution to local history. In an appendix, 
there is a Family Register of the three families above named, which, 
probably unavoidably, is deficient in dates ; it gives, however, a good 
outline of the genealogies. 

Glover Memorials and Genealogies. An Account of 
John Glover of Dorchester and his Descendants. 
With a brief sketch of some of the Glovers who 
first settled in New Jersey, Virginia and other places. 
By Anna Glover. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 
printers. 1867. 8vo, pp. 602. 

The first twenty-eight pages of this book comprise various mis- 
cellaneous notes about English Glovers, of very little value to any 
one. On p. 29 begins an account of the Glovers of Rainhill, parish 
in Prescott, co. Lane, Eng., and it appears that Thomas, who 
owned land there, and whose will is dated in 1619, was the father 
of John the emigrant. John Glover was one of the Massachusetts 
company, and is often mentioned on its records. He settled at 
Dorchester, and was evidently one of the gentry, being styled Mr. 
and gentleman. 

On pp. 51-3, we find a deed recorded in our Suffolk registry of 
John Glover of Dorchester to his son, Thomas, of the lands in 
Rainhill, which he had inherited from his father-, Thomas. 

Up to p. 80, we have a full record of the various estates in this 
country owned by John Glover, who must have ranked among the 
wealthiest land owners here. Pages 81 - 89, relate to Thomas Glover 
son of John who remained in England ; pp. 99 - 148, the descend 
ants of Habackuk Glover through his only daughter Rebecca ; pp 
149 - 162, refer to John Glover who was married but died s. p. ', pp 
162 - 452 to Nathaniel Glover who had two sons and one daughter 
and numerous descendants thereby; pp. 453-502, treats of Rev 
Peletiah Glover and his issue, which was hardly one-twentieth of 

Of these five sons of the emigrant, four left issue, and as the 
author writes on p. 502, she has recorded 2,180 persons, viz : de- 
scendants of Thomas, 21 ; of Habackuk, 152 ; of Nathaniel, 1,911 ; 
and of Peletiah, 96. 

Pages 505 - 546, relate to Henry Glover of Milton, a brother of John 
and his descendants, 383 in number ; pp. 546 - 559, give a presumed 
branch of the same ; pp. 550 - 553, are filled with the record of the 
New Jersey family, recent emigrants ; pp. 554 - 579, refer to Ralph 
Glover of Watertown, Rev. Joseph of Cambridge, Richard of Vir- 

1867.] American Genealogist. 225 

giaia, and a few other scattered families. The additions and index 
complete the volume. 

We must give the writer of this volume high praise for the 
thorough manner in which the task has been performed. The evi- 
dence is conclusive of extensive search and incessant labor, and 
we can recall no genealogy possessing more original documents in 
support of every assertion. Deeds, wills and inventories abound, and 
as the Gi-lovers by name comprise so small a proportion of the whole, 
many other families will find this a storehouse of history. 

We must criticise the heraldic portion, as the author was evidently 
not familiar with the subject. She has given an engraving of Glover 
arms, and we feel confident that the London branch at least must 
have had a coat. Yet she nowhere gives the requisite proof of 
its use by any of the family, and the opinion of the late Mr. Cole 
cited by her, will provoke only incredulity in the minds of the pre- 
sent generation. The subject is interesting and deserves a fuller 

[Descent of the Family of Whitmore.] 8vo, pp. 12. 

This is a reprint from the Herald and Genealogist published in 
London. It is an attempt to trace a family of the name settled at 
Whitmore in Stafi"ordshire, a county whose local history has been 
strangely neglected. The facts were nearly all communicated to me 
by an English antiquary who preferred not to appear in his own 
person. The pedigree was constructed from the highest authorities 
and has not been questioned. 

I would, however, say here that no connection has yet been traced 
bet^veen the American families and those in England. All that the 
above pamphlet contains is of antiquarian interest solely. The subject 
has been further discussed in the subsequent volumes of the same 
magazine. See also the Proceedings of the Mass. Historical Society 
for 1871-3, pp. 269-276. 

Sawin : Summary Notes concerning John Sawin, and 
his Posterity. By Thomas E. Sawin. Wendell: 
published by the author. Athol Depot : Rufus Put- 
nam, printer. 1867. Svo, pp. 48. 

The ancestor of all of this name in New England, was John Sawin 
of Watertown 1652, son of Robert Sawin of Bosford, Co. Suffolk, 

226 American Genealogist. [1867. 

Eng, He married the daughter of George Mannings, and had three 
sons. This record seems to contain a fair account of the descendants. 
The plan of arrangement is not the best, and the dates are given in 
years only ; a great mistake. 

Genealogical Sketch of the Family of Dexter Thurber. 
July, 1867. 8vo, pp. 10. 

A very brief record of the ancestry of Dexter Thurber who was 
born in 1771, tracing the line to John T. of Rehoboth in 1671, said 
to be an emigrant from Stanton, co. Lincoln. The list also contains 
the descendants of Dexter T., including three great-grandchildren, 
and I am informed that the pamphlet was prepared by him, and that 
it was printed in Providence. 

A Family Meeting of the' Descendants of John Tut- 
HiLL, one of the original settlers of the town of 
Southold, N. Y. Held at New-Suffolk, L. I., August 
28th, 1867. Express Print. Sag-Harbor, N. Y. 
1867. 8vo, pp. 60. 

This reunion was a great success, some 2000 persons being present, 
and may therefore well claim the preservation of print. The main 
feature was an historical address by Judge William H. Tuthill, con- 
taining much valuable information about the family. 

Patterson. [Genealogical Register by James P. 
Andrews, M. D., Colerain P. 0., Lancaster Co., 
Pennsylvania. 8vo, pp. 8.] 

A record of the Patterson family was published in 1867, bearing 
the above heading on p. 1, but without a title page. The ancestor 
was James Patterson who died in 1792, and the record is probably 
nearly complete. 

The Salkeld Family of Pennsylvania, from John who 
emigrated 1705 to the fourth generation so far as 
known. By a descendant, 1867. 12mo, pp. 8. 

I am informed that a pamphlet with this title was privately printed 
and that the author was Mr. Heacock who also printed other works. 

1867.] American Genealogist. 227 

The Descendants of John Phoenix, an early settler in 

Kittery, Maine. By S. Whitney Phoenix 

New York : Privately printed. 1867. Pages 53. 

The name here given to this family is confessedly merely a cor- 
ruption of the well known English name of Fenwick. In this 
volume the author has traced as many of the descendants of John 
Fenwick of Kittery, as could be found. He promises another edi- 
tion in case he should receive additional facts, and also two more 
volumes giving respectively the families of Alexander Phoenix of 
New York, and John Phoenix of New Jersey. 

To the mechanical execution of the work, of which 100 copies 
8vo, and 5 quarto were printed at the Bradstreet press, too much 
praise can hardly be given. It is printed on one side only of each 
leaf, and is a most beautiful specimen of the art typographical. 

An Account of some of the Descendants of Capt. 
Thomas Brattle, Compiled by Edward Doubleday 
Harris. 1867. 4to, pp. 90. 

The name of Brattle figures largely in the annals of Massachusetts 
for four generations, when it disappears with the failure of the male 
line.. Descendants through female lines are, however, quite numer- 
ous, and in this charming little volume, Mr. Harris has given a very 
copious account of the family. 

The first of the name here was Thomas Brattle, who was esteemed 
the wealthiest man of New England at the time of his death in 1683. 
He left sons, Thomas, William, and Edward; of whom Thomas was 
Treasurer of Harvard and F.R.S. ; he died unmarried. Rev. Wil- 
liam of Cambridge died in 1727, leaving an only son, William. 
Edward died in 1719, probably without surviving issue. 

William Brattle, the only grandson of the name, was brigadier 
general and member of the council. He was a royalist and went 
with the British troops to Halifax, where he died in 1776, leaving 
one son and one daughter. The son, Thomas Brattle, last of the name, 
was in Europe when the revolution began, but was strongly in favor 
of the Americans. After the war he returned to America, and re- 
covered much of his father's estate. He died unmarried in 1801. 

The daughters of the family married into the most distinguished 
families here, and Mr. Harris has traced the various branches most 
successfully. As was said in noticing the author's Vassall Genea- 

228 American Genealogist. [1867. 

logy, the book is crowded with facts, and must have caused him 
great labor in accumulating so many interesting items. 

The engraving of the Brattle arms shows the coat they used for 
several generations, and undoubtedly they had good warrant for so 

A Genealogy of the Peabodt Family, as compiled by 
the late C. M. Endicott, of Salem. Revised and 
corrected by William S. Peabody, of Salem. With 
a partial Record of the Rhode Island Branch, by 

B. Frank Pabodie of Providence Boston : 

David Clapp & Son, printers of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, 334 Washing- 
ton street. 1867. Svo, pp. 61. 

This is professedly based upon the first edition of 1849, but with 
corrections and additions. It is indeed a very good record of the 
descendants of Francis Peabody who came here in 1634, probably 
from St. Albans, Co. Hertford, Eng. He became a large land- 
holder, and the family has been quite prominent in Essex county. 
Pages 54 - 80 of the volume are devoted to an account of the family 
of John Paybody of Plymouth, who is said to have been the father 
of the above Francis, though we do not see the proof given. It is 
intended only as a preliminary sketch. 

We must demur, however, to the Peabody coat of arms of which 
a colored engraving is given, as we see no authority therefor. Pages 
1 and 2 indeed contain a repetition of the absurd fable palmed off 
on some member of the family by one of the innumerable spurious 
heraldry offices in London, in 1796. We find no arms recorded in 
Burke as ever having belonged to any one of the name, and the 
lack of an English pedigree or any proof of the use of arms, is con- 
clusive against the right of the American family to use any coat of 

The Coleman Family, Descendants of Thomas Cole- 
man, in line of the oldest son. IX Generation. 
1598 to 1867, 269 years. Philadelphia: J. B. 
Lippincott & Co. 1867. Svo, pp. 24. 

Although published in Philadelphia, this is the history of a New 
England family, the progenitor being Thomas Coleman of Wethers- 

1867.] American Genealogist. 229 

field, Conn., 1636. His descendants have been numerous in Con- 
necticut and western Massachusetts, and a good proportion of them 
are here printed. The record is well arranged, and will prove ac- 
ceptable to all interested in the name. 

Genealogy and History of the Wellmans of New 
England. By James Wellman. Salem : printed 
at the Observer Office. 1867. 12mo, pp. 68. 

The age of the author, eighty-five years, renders this little volume 
quite a curiosity of literature, and disarms hostile criticism. The 
book is rather a collection of material than a formal genealogy, being 
largely composed of letters and accounts of scattered branches. It 
contains, however, a great many facts which are worth preservation. 

A Golden Wedding, and the Dinsmore Genealogy, 
from about 1620 to 1865. Augusta : printed at the 
Maine Farmer Office. 1867. 8vo, pp. 24. 

The golden wedding was celebrated in Anson, Me., Sept. 10, 
1865, in honor of Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Patty Dinsmore, The 
genealogy begins with » traditional account of the Dinsmores, who 
seem to have been a part of the Scotch-Irish colony at London- 
derry, N. H. 

The genealogy prepared by J. Dinsmore of Winslow, Me., seems 
tolerably full, though lacking many essential dates. It is computed 
that Arthur, son of David of Londonderry, had 8 children, 72 
grandchildren, 199 great-grandchildren, and already 108 in the 
next generation. 

History of the Champney Family, containing Bio- 
graphical Sketches, Letters, Reminiscences, etc. Il- 
lustrated. Chicago : P. L. Hanscom & Co., printers. 
1867. 8vo, pp. 76. 

The author, Julius B. Champney, makes the excuse that he has 
been more familiar with machinery than composition, and this book 
is an unpretending attempt to note down facts of family history 
which have transpired within the past two generations. He traces 
the family directly from Richard Champney of Cambridge, 1634, 

230 American Genealogist. [1867. 

to the sixth generation when Ebenezer C. removed to New Ips- 
wich. He was a judge of probate there, and the author is his 

The illustrations are a view of the judge's house, and two other 
homesteads, portraits of the author and his brother and sister, and a 
cut of Champney arms. 

As the author refers in mistake, though in evident good faith, to 
the family arms, we must warn him that there is not an atom of 
evidence to warrant their use, and the family will be wise in avoid- 
ing the assumption of these arms. 

Genealogy of a part of the Ripley Family, compiled 
by H. W. Ripley. " One generation passeth away, 
and another generation cometh." Newark, N. J. : 
A. Stephen Holbrook, printer. No. 3, Mechanic 
street. 1867. 12mo, pp. 48. 

The preceding edition of this has been already noted. The ances- 
tor of the family was William Ripley of Hingham who had two sons, 
and as the family of one son is not found, the five grandsons are each 
taken as heads of separate lines. The record seems carefully made 
and as full as the author could find the material to make it. On p. 
38 begins the record of the family of William Ripley whose origin 
is unknown. He was an early settler at West Bridgewater, Mass., 
and left a numerous progeny. 

Ger.ealogy of a Branch of the Metcalf Family, who 
originated in West Wrentham, Mass. ; with their 
Connections by Marriage. Prepared by E. W. 
Metcalf for distribution at the celebration of the 
ninetieth birthday of Caleb Metcalf, 23 July, 1867. 
8vo, pp. 12. 

The family is traced to Michael Metcalf, born at Tatterford, Co. 
Norfolk, in 1586. He was of Dedham in 1637, and his descendants 
six' generations later were Caleb M. here noticed and his brothers 
and sisters. The whole of the next generation seems to be recorded, 
and as a special task for a particular occasion it seems well executed. 

1867.] American Genealogist. 231 

A Genealogy of the Fenton Family, Descendants of 
Robert Fenton, an Early Settler of Ancient Wind- 
ham, Conn, (now Mansfield), compiled by William 
L. Weaver, Editor of the Williamantic Journal, Wil- 
liamantic. Conn. 1867. 8vo, pp. 34. 

Robert Fenton of Woburn, 1688, seems to have been tbe founder 
of the family here noticed. About 1694 he removed to Windham, 
and in that vicinity his descendants remained, as the careful inves- 
tigations of Mr. Weaver show. One branch removed to Chautauque, 
N. Y., and there in 1819 was born Reuben Eaton Fenton, who has 
been governor of New York, and undoubtedly the most distinguished 
member of the family. 

Mr. Weaver was favorably known as a thorough genealogist, and 
the present volume was in all respects highly creditable to him. 

[Notice of some of the Descendants of Joseph Pope of 
Salem. By Henry Wheatland.] 4to, pp. 14. 

This is a reprint from the Historical Collections of the Essex- 
Institute, and is a thorough account of the descendants of one of the 
early settlers at Salem. The records of Essex county have been 
thoroughly examined by various members of the Institute, but here- 
tofore not many genealogies have been published of a size sufficient 
to warrant a separate issue. It is to be hoped that this careful and 
well arranged pamphlet will have many successors. 

Memoir of Colonel John Allan, an Officer of the 
Revolution, born in Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, Jan. 
3, 1746. Died in Lubec, Maine, Feb. 7, 1805. With 
a Genealogy by George H. Allan, of New York. 
Albany : Joel Munsell. 1867. 8vo, pp. 32. 

Colonel William Allan was an officer to whom the country was 
greatly indebted for his success in securing the neutrality of the 
Indians on the borders of Maine. Mr. Frederic Kidder has lately 
given a full history of the transaction, and we need only note the 
fact. Allan was the son of an English officer who was employed in 
Nova Scotia and eventually settled there in Cumberland county. 

232 American Genealogist. [1867. 

The genealogy is quite exacit in dates, and as its starting point is 
so recent, it probably contains nearly all the descendants of William 

Report to the Gibson Association of Vermont, U. S. A., 
made by Columbus Smith, A. D. 1867. Contain- 
ing the Gibson Constitution and information in his 
possession relative to Gibson property abroad ; like- 
wise pedigrees of the different branches of the fam- 
ily, so far as he has been able to collect. Published 
by order of the Gibson Association. Middlebury : 
Register Book and Job Printing Establishment. 
1867. 8vo, pp. 20. 

One of the usual kind of reports about English fortunes. 

History of the Bill Family. Edited by Ledyard 

Bill 75 Fulton street, New York. 1867. 

8vo, pp. 368. 

This large volume was prepared solely for the family, and the 
author claims an immunity from criticism therefor. It is, however, 
totally unnecessary. When we say that the connection of the early 
settlers and their relation to their supposed English ancestor are 
perhaps stated in too positive words, the proofs being very slight, 
we have found all the fault we can with it. In other respects the 
book is very good. It is admirably arranged and handsomely printed, 
and it contains a great amount of biogiaphy. 

The documents cited are often printed in full, and the book is 
enriched by numerous photographic portraits. We presume the 
Bill coat of arms figures on the title page through misapprehension, 
as the present state of the pedigree does not warrant its use. 

[Pedigree of Chase.] p. 1. 

This sheet is signed Nahum Chase, Albany, April 3, 1867. It is 
a letter addressed to his son, and giving him an account of his an- 
cestors by the name of Chase. Of course it is of value only to one 
branch of the family, but being a distinct publication it has claimed 
a place here. 

1867.] American Genealogist. 233 

Genealogy of the Van Brunt Family 1853-1867. 
By Teunis G. Bergen, Bay Ridge, New Utrecht, N. 
Y. Albany : Joel Munsell. 1867. 8vo, pp. 79. 

As we have said in relation to the Bergen family, the record of 
one of the old Dutch families of New York takes us into regions 
hitherto unexplored. The family seems to have thriven vigorously 
in the New World, and the members acquired both competency and 
consideration. We cannot of course criticise Mr. Bergen's accuracy, 
but from his evident familiarity with the old records, and his care 
in tracing and verifying facts, we feel assured that this is a very 
full genealogy of the family. 

A Genealogical Record of several families bearing the 
name of Cutler : in the United States. By Rev. 
Abner Morse, A. M. Boston : Samuel G. Drake, 17 
Bromfield street. 1867. 8vo, pp. 80. 

The late Abner Morse was engaged in publishing this book at the 
time of his decease, and as the printing had been begun it was decided 
to complete it, though it was thus deprived of the author's correc- 
tions of the proofs. The book contains four chapters, each devoted 
to a family as follows : 1st, pp. 4 - 14, John Cutler or De Mumaker, 
of Hingham and Boston ; 2d, pp. 15-40, John Cutler of Hingham ; 
3d, pp. 41-46, Robert Cutler of Charlestown ; 4th, pp. 47-80, 
James Cutler of Watertown and Lexington. The first John was a 
physician from Holland, who translated his name into English : the 
others are doubtless of English origin. Robert Cutler was the an- 
cestor of Rev. Timothy Cutler, president of Yale College 1719, who 
became an Episcopalian, was ordained and settled at Christ Church , 
Boston, Mass. 

A Genealogy of a Fiske Family. Sixteen Genera- 
tions. Period 1399 - 1867. [From Historical Col- 
lections of the Essex Institute. Vol. VIII, No. 3.] 
Salem, Mass. : Published by the Essex Institute. 
4to, pp. 20. 

This account, prepared by Alfred Poor of Salem, contains the de- 
scendants of William Fiske of VVeuham, Mass., through his grandson 
Theophilus, which includes all his posterity of the name who are now 

234 American Genealogist. [1867. 

residents of this county and vicinity. There is no doubt that the 
family has been traced in England, though, owing to the numerous 
branches, a few trifling mistakes may have occurred. This portion 
of the pedigree and an engraving of the coat-of-arms will be found 
in the Heraldic Journal for July, 1867. 

The American portion of the genealogy has been thoroughly traced 
by Mr. Poor, who possesses an extensive knowledge of the records of 
Essex county, and who has in this given us a favorable specimen of 
his ability to prepare a good family history. 

The FiSKE Family. A History of the Family (ances- 
tral and descendant) of William Fiske, Senr., of 
Amherst, N. H., with Brief Notices of other Branches 
springing from the same Ancestry. Second and 
complete edition. Compiled and published by Albert 
A. Fiske, a Descendant. Chicago, 111. 1867. 8vo, 
pp. 209. 

The first few pages of this book contain the English portion of the 
genealogy, being mainly the same as that in Mr. Poor's account. 
Several branches of the family, cousins more or less nearly allied, 
settled in New England. William Fiske of Wenham, brother of Kev. 
John F., had a sou William, and grandson, Ebeuezer. Dea. Ebenezer 
was the father of William, who moved to Amherst, N. H., in 1773 - 
4, and to the family of this latter much of the volume is devoted. 
In fact, pp. 12-134, are given entirely to extensive biographies of 
various members of the families of Jonathan and William F., and 
the record is probably complete. Pages 135 - 151, treat of the per- 
sons who have intermarried with the family. As we understand it, the 
first edition ended here, and this edition contains the original pages 
with additional matter and a new title page. Pages 155 - 158. give 
the family of David Fiske; pp. 161-178 of Ebenezer Fiske, the other 
two sons of William of Amherst. The rest of the book is given to 
miscellaneous notes on other branches of this very extensive family. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of John Guild, Dedham, 
Massachusetts. By Calvin Guild. Providence : 
Providence Press Company, printers. 1867. 12mo, 
pp. 120 and xii. 

This little unpretending volume is the genealogical record of up- 
wards of twelve hundred persons, the descendants of John Guild, 

1867.] American GEXEALoaisT. 235 

who came from Scotland, and settled in Dedham about the year 1636. 
It is in two parts, the first comprising the Dedham branch of the 
family, and the second, the Wrentham branch. The work ia well 
arranged, handsomely printed on heavy tinted paper, and accom- 
panied by a two-fold index. The author has been engaged more or 
less in the preparation of this volume for upwards of twenty years, 
and the result is a genealogy deservedly to be placed in the first rank. 
It is edited, as the preface shows, by Reuben A. Guild, Esq., Libra- 
rian of Brown University, and the author of several important works, 
including a History of Brown University, a splendid quarto of 456 

Genealogy of the Eastman Family, for the first four 
generations. Compiled by Rev. Lucius Root East- 
man, Amherst, Mass., member of the New England 
Historic-Genealogical Society. Reprinted from the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Reg- 
ister for July, 1867. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 
334 Washington street. 1867. 8vo, pp. 11. 

This is a history of a part of the descendants of Roger Eastman of 
Salisbury, Mass. The dates are carefully given when obtained; 
but the author requests members of the family to furnish additional 
data, and we may hope for another edition. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Bailey, 
an early settler of Rowley, Mass., including the 
posterity of most of the females, and the ancestral 
lines of many of their husbands. By Alfred Poor. 
Salem, Mass. 1867. 4to, pp. 90. 

This was originally published as a part of the author's Records of 
Merrimack Valley, pp. 77 - 167, though even in that form it had a 
separate index. The title page fully explains the plan of the work, 
and the book makes good its promise. Its pages are filled with facts 
and it will be of service to many bearing names other than Bailey. 

236 American Genealogist. [1867. 

Memorial of the Descendants of the Hon. John Alden. 
By Ebenezer Alden, M. D., member of the Ameri- 
can Antiquarian Society, New England Historic-Ge- 
nealogical Society, etc. Randolph, Mass. : Printed 
by Samuel P. Brown, for the family . 1867. 8vo, pp. 

This is a good account of one of the noted families of Plymouth 
colony, and is strictly genealogical, containing very few biographies. 
The system is not the best in use, but it enables the reader to trace 
the several branches quite easily. The dates are given with preci- 
sion when obtainable, and the index seems to have been carefully 
prepared. Nothing has been found of the ancestry of the emigrant, 
but his marriage will be remembered in history for many generations. 

History of the Hart Family of Warminster, Bucks 
county, Pennsylvania. To which is added the Ge- 
nealogy of the family from its first settlement in 
America, by W. W. H. Davis. Privately printed. 
1867. 8vo,pp. 139 and 20. 

This book, we are informed by a correspondent, is printed by the 
author, Gen. W. W. Hart Davis, at Doylestown, Buck's county. Pa., 
and traces the family from John Hart, of Witney, co. Oxford, Eng. 
He was born Nov. 16, 1651, and came hither with William Penn 
in Oct., 1682. The volume is embellished with an illuminated plate 
of the Hart coat-of-arms. 

The Davis Family Record. Edited by Chas. H. S. 
Davis, M. D. A monthly Journal devoted to the 
History and Genealogy of the Davis Family. Meri- 
den, Conn. Vol. 1. No. 1., Nov., 1867. — No. 8 
Jane. 1868. 8vo, pp. 64. 

Eight parts only of this magazine appeared. 

It was intended to be a mode of collecting and publishing inform- 
ation about all families of the name, especially those in this country. 
But with such an immense field for research as the history of the 
bearers of so common a name, the editor doubtless soon wearied. 
The facts collected will no doubt be useful hereafter. 

1868.] American Genealogist. 237 


Memorials: being a Genealogical, Biographical and 
Historical Account of the Name of Mudge, in Ame- 
rica, from 1638 to 1868. By Alfred Mudge 

Boston : printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, for the 
family, 1868. 8vo, pp. 443. 

This is a careful and thorough register of the descendants of 
Jarvis Mudge of New London (pp. 27 - 176), Thomas Mudge of 
Maiden (pp. 177-304), and Charles Mudge of Windham (pp. 305 - 
323) persons of the same family name, but not known to be related. 
In fact nothing is known of the ancestry of either emigrant though 
the author with mistaken zeal has engraved a Mudge coat-of-arms. 
The details about English families of the name are of little value, 
and are more apt to mislead than instruct the ordinary reader. The 
families here recorded have not been conspicuous in our history, 
but yet have furnished a due proportion of estimable citizens to the 

The illustrations are portraits of Alfred, William L., Ezra, Augus- 
tus, Enoch R., Ezra W., John Gr., Andrew C, Alfred A., Rev. 
Enoch, Charles R. and Robert R. — Mudge. 

The record embraces in many cases the children of the daughters 
of Mudges, and as the indices are very full the book will have a 
value for many students. 

A Memoir of a portion of the Bolling Family in Eng- 
land and Virginia. Printed for private distribution. 
Richmond, Va. W. H. Wade & Co. 1868. Pages 68. 

This volume, of which only fifty copies were printed, is the fourth 
of a series of " historical documents from the Old Dominion," edited 
by T. H. Wynne, Esq., and printed by Munsell, of Albany. 

It is a translation of a memoir written in French, by Robert 
Boiling, of Chellowe, in 1764, giving particulars of the family history 
to that date. This document occupies 12 pages, and the rest of 
the volume is given to notes. 

' In our last edition, p. 226, we gave the title of a Towne genealogy. 
This was an error, as the book, though partly printed at the time, was never 
finished and issued. On p. 83, of the same edition, under date of 1852, we 
cited a Eadder pamphlet, omitted in this edition for the same reason. 

238 American Genealogist. [1868. 

The first of the family who settled in Virginia, was Robert Boiling, 
son of John and Mary Boiling, of AUhallows, Barking, London. 
He is said to be descended from a family of Boiling, of Boiling Hall, 
CO. York, but with the cheerful disregard of proofs which character- 
izes most Virginian pedigrees, the writer gives no authorities for the 

Robert^ Boiling (b. 26 Dec, 1646) came to Virginia in 1660, and 
in 1675 he married Jane Rolfe, daughter of Thomas R., and grand- 
daughter of Pocahontas. By her he had an only son, John^ Boiling, 
of Cobbs (b. 27 Jan., 1676), who m. Mary Kennon, and had one son, 
John, 3 and five daughters. 

John^ Boiling m. Elizabeth Blair, 1 Aug., 1728, and had five sons, 
the third one being Robert* the writer of the memoir. 

The historical sketch is brief and not of any great value, but the 
notes of Mr. Wynne are extensive and interesting. The chief value 
of the book is in the numerous photographs and portraits, being 
those of Robert Boiling, the emigrant; John, his son, and Mary 
Kennon wife of John; John Boiling, jr., and Elizabeth Blair his wife ; 
Richard Randolph, of Curies, and his wife Jane Boiling j Richard 
Randolph, jr., and Anne Meade his wife; Thomas Boiling and his 
wife Betty Gay ; John Blair and the Rev. Hugh Blair ; William 
Boiling, and his wife Mary Randolph, and their daughter Ann Meade 

We are glad to see a publication like this, as it is a real contribu- 
tion to our local histories. When our southern friends abandon 
their claims to superiority in respect to pedigree and give us facts 
relative to the early colonists, we are ready to welcome them and 
to view them with no unfavorable eyes. 

The descent here claimed from Pocahontas has at various times 
brought out discussion about the Rolfes. There is no doubt that 
Pocahontas had a son Thomas Rolph, who returned to America and 
settled at Henrico, where he m. a Poythrers, or Poyers, and had an 
only child, Jane, afterwards wife of Robert Boiling. (Meade's Vir- 
ginia, i, 79, 80.) 

Charles Deane, Esq., in his edition of Smith's " True Relations of 
Virginia" (Boston, 1866), pointed out that Capt. John Smith's story 
about Pocahontas's saving his life, was evidently a lie, made up long 
after Smith's return to England. 

Mr. Neill, in the book cited below,' seems to show that Pocahontas 
was married before 1611, to an Indian named Kocoum. That in 

' Poealiontas and her Companions ; a Chapter from the History of the 
Virgmia Company of London. By Rev. Edward D. Neill. Albany. Joel 
Muusell : 1869. Small 4to, pp. 32. 

1868.] American Genealogist. 239 

1613 she was captured by a stratagem, and April 5, 1614, she was 
married to John Rolfe, an Englishman, who came to Virginia with 
his wife and child in 1610. 

It is to be regretted that no one states when the marriage took 
place, or how it was solemnized. Pocahontas and her husband, 
Rolfe, went to England, and she died there at Gravesend, in May, 
1616. Rolfe died in 1622, leaving a widow and children, besides 
" the child which he had by Powhatan's daughter : " but of course 
this wife may have been one which he married aftfer the death of 
Pocahontas. Yet in that case he must have had three wives, includ- 
ing Pocahontas. There is evidently a mystery about the marriage, 
though there is none about the point of descent from Pocahontas 
claimed by the Rolfes, the Boilings, and thence by so many Vir- 

[ We may here note a folio pamphlet of 6 pages, entitled " De- 
scendants of Pocahontas (called also) Matoa," published about 1867. 
It was probably printed at Richmond, and was compiled by Thomas 
H. Wynne, one of the few remaining antiquaries of Virginia. It traces 
the descendants quite thoroughly, but gives no dates.] 

The Enojlish Ancestry of Rev. John Cotton of Boston. 
By H. G. Somerby of London. Reprinted from the 
Heraldic Journal for April, 1868. Boston, U. S. A. 
Henry W. Button & Son, printers, 90 and 92 Wash- 
ington street. 1868. 8vo, pp. 12. 

The late Mr. Somerby prepared a volume of pedigrees for Hon. 
Caleb Gushing, and by the kindness of the latter gentleman I was 
allowed to prepare the above sketch. The facts were obtained by 
Mr. Somerby, but he is not responsible for the inferences I have 

The record shows ttat Rev. John Cotton was descended from a 
family of high position in Cambridgeshire, and not as supposed by 
Drake {Eist. of Boston, p. 157) to the Cottons of Ridware whose 
most famous offspring was Sir Robert Cotton, bart., founder of the 
Cottonian Library. The Cottons of Landwade and Cotton Hall 
obtained in the Landwade branch a baronetcy in 1615, which was 
enjoyed by descendants until 1863, and have had many distinguished 
members. Rev, John Cotton was son of Roland Cotton, a lawyer 
who traced his pedigree through George, Clement and Walter jr., of 
Cotton Hall, to Walter Cotton who died in 14-15, the common an- 
cestor of both lines, viz., those of Landwade and those of Cotton Hall. 

240 American Genealogist. [1868. 

There are many descendants of Rev. Jolin Cotton here, both in 
the male and the female lines, and pedigrees are given in the Reg- 
ister^ volume first, and in i\i.e, folio edition of Drake's Boston. This 
pamphlet also points out other connections of Cotton and his wife, 
who were among the settlers here. 

The Fairfaxes of England and America in the Seven- 
teenth and Eighteenth Centuries, including Letters 
from and to Hon. William Fairfax, President of 
Council of Virginia, and his sons, Col. George Wil- 
liam Fairfax, and Rev. Bryan, eighth Lord Fairfax, 
the neighbors and friends of George Washington. 
By Edward D. Neill, Author of Terra Marice, &c. 
Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munsell. 1868. 8vo, pp. 234. 

This book is well printed, and that is about all that can be said in 
its praise. It is a sad disappointment, the letters being of very tri- 
fling value to the historian. We had hoped the genealogical portion 
would be well investigated, but the compiler adds few names and 
hardly a date, to what was before known. The editor seems to have 
annotated with care and diligence, but the materials were common- 
place and hardly worth the honors of print. 

Information as to the Fairfaxes of Virginia is however obtainable 
from any " Peerage." The title of Baron Fairfax, of Cameron, in the 
peerage of Scotland, was conferred in 1627 on Sir Thomas Fairfax, 
of a famous Yorkshire family. The third baron was the general of 
the parliament's forces. At his death the title passed to a cousin, 
whose grandson, the sixth baron, inherited through his mother, great 
estates in Virginia. This Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax, lived long 
in Virginia and died there in 1782, s. p. His brother Robert was 
the seventh baron, and also d. s.p. The title then passed to Rev. 
Bryan Fairfax, first cousin of the last named Thomas and Robert, 
son of their uncle William Fairfax, who had been collector at Salem, 
Mass., and afterwards overseer of his nephew's estate in Virginia. 

Rev. Bryan Fairfax went to England and was recognized as eighth 
baron, and left numerous descendants. The present representative is 
Dr. John Fairfax, eleventh baron. 

Some very elaborate and careful articles on the pedigree of the 
Fairfaxes of Yorkshire will be found in the Herald and Genealogist, 
edited by the late John Grough Nichols. The title would doubtless 
be recognized at any time in Great Britain, but the privileges attached 
to a Scotch peerage are mostly honorary. 

1868.] American Genealogist. 241 

The Janes Family. A Genealogy and brief History 
of the Descendants of William Janes the Emigrant 
Ancestor of 1637, with an extended notice of Bishop 
Edmund S. Janes, D.D., and other Biographical 
Sketches ; By the Rev. Frederic Janes. " Inquire, 
I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself 
to the search of their fathers." Job viii. 8. New 
York : John H. Dingman, 654 Broadway. (C. 
Scribner & Co.) 1868. Pages 419. 

This book, from Mr. Munsell's well-known press, is well printed 
and is arranged on a simple plan. The emigrant William Janes was 
a settler at New Haven in 1639, and in 1656 he removed to North- 
ampton, where he was a teaching elder. He was evidently a man of 
education, being appointed recorder there. He died in 1690, having 
had two wives and sixteen children. This record gives the names 
of 2319 persons descended from him, enumerating only children of 
parents one of whom was a Janes. The work seems to be well done , 
and a good index makes the information available. 

The illustrations are portraits of Kev. Edmund S. Janes (Method- 
ist Bishop), Rev. Frederic Janes, Dr. Edward H. Janes, Mrs. 
Isabella (Janes) Dingman, and a wood-cut of the Janes coat-of-arms. 

The author incautiously says on p. 28, that the emigrants 
came from a family of the name at Kirtling. Of course this is mere 
surmise, totally baseless. The American family begins with William 
and has no claim to ancestral honors, and no right to coat-armor. 
The remarks of the author are unnecessary and calculated only to 
increase error. With this exception, however, the work deserves 
high praise. 

Genealogical History of the Lee Family of Virginia 
and Maryland, from A. D. 1-300 to A. D. 1866. With 
Notes and Illustrations. Edited by Edward C. Mead. 
New York : Richardson and Company. 1868. 8vo, 
pp. 114. 

In this very handsome volume we find the evidences of more zeal 
than knowledge. The basis of the pedigree is a copy of a Herald's 
Visitation of Shropshire, obtained from London in 1750. This con- 
tains tie pedigree of the Lees of Langley, Nordley and Cotton, in 
Shropshire, down to 166.3, and is probably correct. The compiler, 

242 American Genealogist. [1868. 

however, jumps at the conclusion that a Richard Lee, living at Lon- 
don in 1663, was the colonist of Virginia. He does not produce a 
single proof, and of course the pedigree falls to the ground. 

The real value of the book consists in the portraits of the Ameri- 
can Lees, viz. : Richard, son of the emigrant; Richard Lee, jr. ; Col. 
Thomas Lee ; Gen. Henry Lee ; Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Mrs. Mary 
Custis Lee. 

The mistake of the editor is, however, easily remedied by the 
authentic documents which he printed. The emigrant terms 
himself Col. Richard Lee, lately of Stratford-Langton, in the county 
of Essex. The particular family of Lees of Essex is that settled at 
Quarrendon, Stratford-Langton, Ditchley, etc., and there can be 
little doubt that the emigrant belonged to it. Sir Robert Lee, who 
was buried in Stratford-Langton in 1616, had seven sons, of whom 
Henry was created a baronet. His grandson, the third baronet, was 
made Earl of Litchfield, but the title became extinct in 1776. A de- 
scent from this family is certainly as good a pedigree as any person 
could desire. It is believed that the Virginian family has acquiesced 
in the above corrections, and that investigations in England have put 
the matter beyond doubt, 

Genealogy of the Mact Family from 1635 - 1868. 
Compiled by Silvanus J. Macy, New York. Albany : 
Joel Munsell, 1868. Square 8vo, pp. 457. 

The family here recorded is descended from Thomas Macy of 
Newbury, 1639, and Salisbury, afterwards one of the ten purchasers 
of the island of Nantucket He was one of the few brave men who 
sheltered the Quakers and was fined therefor by the colony. The 
first 66 pages of this book are devoted to valuable documents relating 
to the history of the early settlement of Nantucket. 

The genealogy seems to be very nearly complete, and is arranged 
on a simple plan, easily understood. The dates are given with pre- 
cision and numerous biographies add interest to the volume. The 
best known members of the family perhaps have been the mer- 
chants — Josiah, Charles A. and William H. — and Gen. George 
N. Macy of Boston, whose war record was very brilliant. 

The illustrations are portraits of Sylvanus J , Obed, Josiah, Tho- 
mas, William H., David, Seth W., Elihu, and Cyrus Macy, with 
fac-similes of numerous marriage covenants of the Quaker form, and 
other valuable papers. 

The genealogy will deservedly stand in the first rank. 

1868.] American Genealogist. 243 

[Genealogy of Descendants of Thomas Oliver, of 
Bristol, Eng., and of Boston, New England, in the 
direct line of Rev. Daniel Oliver, late of Boston. 
Prepared by Henry K. Oliver, Salem, Mass. 1868.] 
8vo, pp. 7. 

This little pamphlet, published without a title page, adds nothing to 
the facts given in the book reviewed on p. 221, ante, except in one line. 
The author, indeed, would trace Thomas Oliver the emigrant to a 
Bristol family, but there is no new evidence adduced or probably 
attainable. So far all efibrts to connect the American family with 
any in England have proved unsuccessful. 

A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Joseph 
Peck, who emigrated with his family to this country 
in 1638; and Records of his Father's and Grand- 
father's Families in England ; with the Pedigree 
extending back from son to father for twenty gene- 
rations ; with their coat-of-arms and copies of wills. 
Also, an Appendix, giving an Account of the Boston 
and Hingham Pecks ; the Descendants of John Peck, 
of Mendon, Mass. ; Deacon Paul, of Hartford ; Deacon 
William and Henry, of New Haven, and Joseph, of 
Milford, Conn., with portraits of distinguished per- 
sons from steel engravings. By Ira B. Peck. Printed 
by Alfred Mudge & Son. Boston, 1868. 8vo, pp. 442. 

The copiousness of the title leaves little explanation of the con- 
tents necessary. Pages 15-259 comprise the descendants of Joseph 
Pecik, of Hingham ; pp. 267-277 relate to the Boston Pecks ; pp. 
278-288 to the issue of John P. of Mendon ; pp. 289-323, to those 
sprung from Joseph P. of Milford, Conn. ; 824-366, from Henry 
P. of New Haven ; 367-389, those of Paul P. of Hartford ; 390-396, 
of William P. of New Haven j indices, very thorough, occupy pp. 

The greater part of the book is given to the family springing from 
Joseph Peck, of Hingham, who came with his family from Hing- 
ham, Eng., and who was brother of Kev. Robert Peck, of that place. 
It is also made certain, we believe, through researches made by the 
late H. G. Somerby, that these brothers can be traced to the Pecks 

244 American Genealogist. [1868. 

of Belton, co. York, tlius establisHng an authentic pedipjree of some 
twenty generations. Our author, through ignorance probably of the 
precision required in such case, contents himself with a mere tabular 
pedigree, without citing his authorities. But in the Register^ xxiv, 
187-8, a letter from the author is published which may well answer 
any doubts, and the correctness of the whole is vouched for by Mr. 
Somerby. The coat-of-arms is therefore lawfully used by this family. 

Taken as a whole, the genealogy is a very thorough and satis- 
factory one, the result, evidently, of very considerable labor. 

The engraved portraits are those of Ira B., William E., Rev. 
Solomon, Thomas, Benjamin, Dr. Gardner M., Major Gen. John J., 
Bela, George, Rev. Dr. Jesse T., and Miss Helen S., — all of the 
surname of Peck — and also of Thomas Haudasyde Perkins, and 
William Williams. 

There is also a copy of the tombstone of Capt. Samuel Peck, of 
Rehoboth, who died in 1736, which bears his coat-of-arms, viz. : on 
a chevron engrailed, three crosses formee. 

Descendants of John Pitman, the first of the Name in 
the Colony of Rhode Island. Collected by Charles 
Myrick Thurston. " Stemmata Quid Faciunt ? " 
New York : The Trow & Smith Book Manufactur- 
ing Co., 46, 48, 50 Greene st. 1868. 8vo, pp. 48. 

John Pitman of Newport, about 1710, whose descendants are 
traced in this volume was the son of Henry Pitman who was one of 
the first settlers of Nassau, New Providence, probably about 1666. 
His granddaughter, Mary Davenport, testified, Feb. 7, 1763, inter 
alia, that her grandfather dwelt at Nassau about fifteen years and 
there died. He left a son John, who m. Mary Saunders. John 
lived first at. Harbor island, thence he removed to New Provi- 
dence, settled, and took possession of the land, plantations and im- 
provements made by his father. In 1699, the title to this property 
was confirmed under the hand of Gov. Webb. The deed is recorded 
at Newport, R. I., under date of July 29, 1720. He built a ship- 
yard, built several vessels, and after the taking and burning of New 
Providence by the French and Spaniards in July, 1703, removed to 
Currant island, thence to Thesa island, and finally in 1710 to New- 
port, Rhode Island. He died in November, 1711, and his widow 
died in the December following. They had eight children, viz. : 
John; Mary, b. 1693; Joseph, b 1695; Benjamin, b. 1697; 

1868.] American Genealogist. 245 

James, b. 1700 ; Samuel, b. 1701 ; Moses, b. 1702 ; , b. at New- 
port, R. I. The descendants of these children are traced in tbese 

There were several others of the name of Pitman among the early- 
settlers in New England : and a family named Pickman, of good 
position in Salem, was also often called Pitman. 

Descendants of Edward Thurston, the first of the 
name in the Colony of Rhode Island. Collected by 
Charles Myrick Thurston. ^^Stemmata quidfaciunt .?" 
New York : The Trow & Smith Book Manufactur- 
ing Co. 46, 48, 50 Greene st. 1868. 8vo, pp. 70. 

This pamphlet is by the author of the Pitman genealogy and is 
uniform with it. The family traced is that of Edward Thurston of 
Newport, R. I., who married in 1647 Elizabeth Mott. He held 
various public offices and died in 1707 aged 90. He had twelve 
children and the descendants of five sons are traced in this volume. 
The work seems to be well done, and is especially welcome since so 
little has been printed in reference to Rhode Island families. 

Genealogical Sketch of the first three generations of 
Prebles in America : with an account of Abraham 
Preble the emigrar,t, their common Ancestor, and 
of his grandson Brigadier-General Jedediah Preble 
and his descendants. By Geo. Henry Preble, Capt. 
U. S. N Boston : printed for family circu- 
lation. David Clapp & Son. 1868. 8vo, pp. 336. - 

The handsome volume bearing the above title is rather a magazine 
than a formal genealogy. The genealogical part indeed is well per- 
formed, but it is but a small portion of the interesting matter here 
collected, consisting of biographies, journals and letters of various 
Prebles. The ancestor of the family was Abraham P., one of the 
early settlers of Scituate and afterwards of York, of whose ancestry 
nothing is known, though the author unadvisedly gives the Preble 
arms as being " of good authenticity." The first 38 pages relate to 
this Abraham and his descendants to the third generation. Pages 
39-315, relate to the descendants of Brig. Gen. Jedediah Preble, 

246 American Genealogist. [1868. 

nearly one hundred pages being a biography of that gentleman. Of 
course due notice is taken of Commodore Edward Preble, whose fame 
is national, and we may also add, that the professional services of the 
author, have won for him an honorable place in the annals of our 
navy. The book contains a great amount of curious and valuable 
information, and possesses a more general interest than most other 

GeDealogy of the Spotswood Family in Scotland and 
Virginia. By Charles Campbell. Albany : Joel 
Munsell. 1868. 8vo, pp. 44. 

This is an exasperatingly feeble attempt to trace the ancestry and 
descendants of the well known governor of Virginia. Meade (i, 
166), tells us all in a few lines. Grov. Alexander S. was grandson 
of Sir Robert S., lord president of the Court of Sessions, Scotland. 
The governor had one son and two daughters, all married in Virginia 
and leaving issue. The son John had sons Alexander and John, 
both of whom had large families. Mr. Campbell gives the names of 
many descendants in various lines, but without any regular plan, 
and with hardly a date. The value of such work is evidently ex- 
tremely small. 

Memorials of the Cranes of Chilton, with a Pedigree 
of the Family, and the Life of the Last Represent- 
ative. By William S. Appleton. Cambridge : press 
of John Wilson and Son. 1S68. Sm. 4to, pp. 89. 

In this very beautiful volume Mr. Appleton has traced the pedi- 
gree of the Cranes of Chilton, co. Suffolk, Eng., from which family 
he is descended, by a marriage several generations before the emi- 
grant Appleton came hither. In Suffolk the name has passed into 
oblivion, the last male representative being Sir Robert Crane, who 
was a prominent member of parliament, and who died in 1643. 

Of course the pedigree possesses much interest for all the numer- 
ous descendants of Samuel Appleton, and the amount of information 
thus brought together from widely scattered sources, is an evidence 
of great industry and antiquarian knowledge on the part of the 

1868.] American Genealogist. 247 

Genealogy of the Maule Family, with a Brief Account 
of Thomas Maule, of Salem, Mass., the Ancestor of 
the Family in the United States. 8vo, pp. 15. 

This was published in Philadelphia, in 1868, without a title page. 
It was compiled from the family papers of the late Israel M , of 
Philadelphia. The genealogical part is very slight. 

Genealogies of the Stranahan, Josseltn, Fitch and 
Dow Families, in North America. ( Privately 
printed). Brooklyn, N. Y. 1868. 8vo, pp. 126. 

Pages 13-20 contain the Stranahans descended from James S., of 
Scituate. K. I., and Plainfield, Conn., who died in 1792, aged 93 
years. Pages 31-38, the Josselyns descended from Abraham J., 
grandson of the emigrant Thomas J. Pages 49-91 the descendants 
of Rev. James Fitch, of Saybrook, 1619. Pages 103-106, a notice 
of the Dow family. Pages 111-126, appendices. 

The compiler was Dr. Henry R. Stiles, and it is a very satisfactory 
record within the prescribed limits. 

Some Records of persons by the name of "Worden, 
particularly of over one thousand of the Ancestors, 
Kin and Descendants of John and Elizabeth Word- 
en, of Washington county, Rhode Island. Covering 
three hundred years, and comprising Twelve Gene- 
rations in America. For private circulation. By 
0. N. Worden, Lewisburg, Pa., printed at the Rail- 
way Press of J. R. Cornelius. 1868. 8vo, pp. 164. 

It contains much information of a fragmentary nature, and though 
lacking a methodical arrangement, is useful as a collection about 
persons of the name. 

Account of the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary 
of the Wedding of John Pierpont and Sarah Beers, 
Dec. 29th, 1867. Printed at the request of the Kin- 
dred. New Haven : Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 
printers. 1868. 8vo, pp. 23. 

In a memorial of this nature, little formal genealogy is to be ex- 
pected, since the participants are supposed to know all the relation- 

248 American Genealogist. [1868. 

ships. It seems that the John Pierpont who married Sarah Beers, 
was son of Hezekiah, and grandson of Rev. James Pierpont, for thirsty 
years pastor of the first church in New Haven. This James was 
son of John of Roxbury who died in 1682, the son of James of 
Ipswich, Mass. This pamphlet contains besides the portraits of 
Rev. James and his wife painted in 1711, an engraving of arms. 
The coat is that borne by the Pierrepoints, Dukes of Kingston, a title 
now extinct, and by the present Earl Manvers. As the Pierrepoints, 
however, did not become peers until 1627, there is no absurdity in 
trying to trace the emigrant back to a common origin. We are not 
aware, however, that this has been done. 

Joseph Randall of Providence, R. I., and his De- 
scendants, 1684-1868 Providence, R. I., 

prepared and printed by John A. C. Randall, son of 
Mowry, son of John. 1868. 8vo, pp. 34. 

The progenitor was Joseph Randall, said to have come from France 
and settled in Providence in 1716. He had sons Henry and Peter, 
and this book is chiefly devoted to the descendants of the latter. Peter 
had twelve children, each of whom is in turn treated as the originator 
of a branch, though only six were males. The work seems to be 
thoroughly performed. Peter had 66 grandchildren, 156 of the 
next generation and already 200 of the fourth generation, so that the 
stock seems likely to endure. 

Genealogy of Allen from 1568. Skowhegan, Boies & 
Spaulding . . Printers. 1868. 8vo, pp. 14. 

This was written probably by William Allen of Norridgewock. 
The ancestor was George Allen of Lynn and Sandwich who died at 
Boston in 1648, aged 80, leaving five sons. His grandson James 
settled at Tisbury. A few lines of his descendants are traced herein 
but without any regular plan, and without precision in dates. As 
a genealogy it is of little importance, but it preserves some data . 
worth saving;. 

1868.] American Genealogist. 249 

The KiRKPATRiCK Memorial or Biogrcapliical Sketches 
of Father and Son, and a 8election from the Sermons 
of the Rev. Jacob Kirkpatrick, Jr. The Sketches 
by the Rev. George Hale,*D.D. Edited by the 
Rev. Wm. M. Blackburn. PhiLadelphia : Westcott& 
Thompson. 1867. 12mo, pp. 312. 

Contains two portraits, and after alluding to the ancient origin of 
the family, commences with Alexander Kirkpatrick who was born 
in Watties Neach, Dumfriesshire, Scotland ; emigrated to America 
in 1736, settling in Mine Brook, Somerset co., N. J. Thirteen 
pages of the book are devoted to his descendants. The late Chief- 
Justice Andrew Kirkpatrick of N. J. was the third son of David 
who was the fifth child of this Alexander Kirkpatrick. In 1870 
Mrs. Dr. How, of New York, issued a privately printed Memorial of 
Chief Justice Kirkpatrick and Jane Bayard his wife. 8vo, pp. 75, 
and which contains an account of their descendants. 

[I am indebted to Dr. S. S. Purple, for the foregoing title and 

Report to the Brown Association, U. S. A., made by 
Columbus Smith, A. D. 1868. Published by order 
of the Brown Association. Burlington : Free Press 
Steam Book and Job Printing House. 1868. 8vo, 
pp. 126. 

At first sight, it would seem as if the Brown Association of some 
264 persons, had got some return for the $925 worth of scrip sold, 
in the form of a genealogy. But it seems that it was nearly all in 
print before,, pp. 19-101 being servilely reprinted from Bond's 
Watertown Families, copying even the numerous cross-references 
which have no meaning in this form; pp. 101-104 being a re- 
print of an article by A. W. Brown ; 105 - 110, further notes by 
him, both of which appeared in the Register, vi, 232, ix, 219, and 
corrections pp. 110 - 113, which were probably elsewhere published. 
A few little scraps of genealogy and some of the usual nonsense 
about the English fortune, make up the rest of the pamphlet. Still 
the Browns have thereby got more than most of the members of such 
associations. Sound genealogy at second hand is far better than re- 
ports about imaginary treasures. 

250 Amekican Genealogist. [1868. 

Statement of the Origin, Organization and Objects of 
the Holt Estate Association of New York, with 
the Articles of the Association, Trust Deed, and 
By-Laws. New York : Holt Brothers, Steam Job 
Printers, 87 Nassau street. 1868. 8vo, pp. 20. 

The Holts combined to obtain an English fortune : we have not 
heard of any success as yet. 

Index for Peksons in America claiming properties 
abroad, either as next of kin, heirs at law, legatees 
or otherwise. Compiled by Columbus Smith, of 
West Salisbury, Vermont, A. D., 1868. Burlington : 
Free Press Steam Book and Job Printing tlouse 
1868. 12mo, pp. 22. 

This is a list based on similar English ones of persons named in 
various advertisements. Of course in England heirs are often adver- 
tized for, but they usually appear. It is of about as much value as 
the list of unclaimed dividends published by Savings Banks. 

Genealogical Register of Lexington Families, from the 
first settlement of the town. By Charles Hud- 
son Boston : Wiggin & Lunt, publishers, 

221 Washington street. 1868. 8vo, pp. 296. 

This is a reprint, properly repaged and indexed, from Mr. Hud- 
son's admirable History of Lexington^ Mass. The work is very 
thoroughly done, and the families chiefly noticed are as follows : 
Adams, Blodgett, Bowman, Bridge, Brown, Chandler, Childs, Clarke, 
Cutler, Estabrook, Fassett, Fessenden, Fiske, Hancock, Harrington, 
Hastings, Hoar, Hudson, Lawrence, Locke, Loring, Marrett, Mead, 
Merriam, Mulliken, Munroe, Muzzy, Parker, Phinney, Pierce, Poul- 
ter, Raymond, Reed, Hobbins, Robinson, Russell, Simouds, Smith, 
Stearns, Stone, Tidd, Underwood, Wellington, Whitmore, Whitte- 
more, Winsbip, Willis. 

The Family Record, Biographic and Photographic, ar- 
ranged for recording in detail the personal incidents 
in the life of each member of the family. By John 

1868-9.] American Genealogist. 251 

H. Griscom, M.D., New York, printed for the author 
by Baker & Goodwin 1868. 

This is one of a class of prepared forms, of which the earliest was 
" A Complete System of Family Registration," by Lemuel Shattuck, 
published in Boston in 18-41. Another was entitled " Perpetual 
Family Record and Genealogical Tables," by Dr. N. J3. Cooke, pub- 
lished in Boston, in 1863. All of them are ingenious forms, calcu- 
lated to assist any one in preserving family records. 

Ancestral Tablets. A collection of Diagrams for 
Pedigrees, so arranged that Eight Generations of 
the Ancestors of any Person may be recorded in a 
connected and simple form. By William H. Whit- 
more, A.M. . . . Boston : published for the Compiler 
by Wiggin & Lunt, 221 Washington street, 1868. 

This set of forms is intended to meet a want not answered by the 
books last cited. In New England, nearly every one can trace his 
ancestry on all lines, about as easily as in the paternal line solely. 
In the eighth generation backwards he had 128 progenitors, male 
and female, except where intermarriages reduce the number. But 
to attempt to represent them all in the usual tabular form is imprac- 
ticable, since the space required is so great. The 128 names re- 
quire a sheet of at least 128 inches, or over ten feet, in length. 

1 believe that my system is the only simple one yet devised, but it 
is difficult to explain without diagrams. I allow 8 names to each 
page, and by a system of cutting holes, a name shows through in one 
set of names, while also showing in its proper place in another series. 
In these sixteen pages, 12 inches by 10, all of one's ancestors can be 
easily traced for eight generations, and yet all are kept in a harmo- 
nious order and proportion. 

A second edition was published for sale in 1871, by William P. 
Lunt of Boston. 


The Heacock Family. Jonathan and Ann Heacock, 
who emigrated to America from England and settled 
in Chester county, Pennsylvania, in 1711, and their 
Descendants. 1869. 8vo, pp. 28. 

262 American Gtenealogist. [1869. 

This is a privately printed record of the descendants of Jonathan 
and Ann Heacock who were members of the Society of Friends at 
Wolverhampton, co. Staff., Eng., in 1710. 

The plan is defective and the dates especially are wanting, but 
the author has brought together many items about the family. 

Our Ancestors. 1869. 8vo, pp. 20. 

This is a record of a branch of the Painter family of Pennsylvania, 
with other families allied to it, being the ancestors of the author. 
In the existing lack of genealogies from that state, every contribu- 
tion is interesting. 

[Andrew Elliot of Beverly, Mass., and his Descend- 
ants.] Svo, pp. 4. 

This is a reprint from the Register for July, 1869, of an article 
which I wrote giving the pedigree of the Boston Elliotts or Eliots. 
This family is distinct from that to which Kev. John Eliot, the 
apostle to the Indians belonged, but it has produced several dis- 
tinguished men. Samuel Eliot, bookseller, was brother of Rev. 
Andrew of Boston. The minister was father of Rev. Andrew of 
Fairfield and Rev. John of Boston ; the bookseller was father of 
Samuel Eliot, a prominent merchant, whose son Samuel A. was 
mayor, etc. The son of this last is Charles William Elliot, president 
of Harvard, whose cousin Samuel Elliot has been president of Trinity 
College, Hartford. 

The ancestor of this line was Andrew Elliot of Beverly who died 
about 1703. 

The Burnham Family, or Genealogical Records of the 
descendants of the four Emigrants of the name, who 
were among the early settlers in America. By 
Roderick H. Burnham, Longmeadow, Mass. Hart- 
ford : press of Case, Lockwood and Brainard. Ib69. 
Svo, pp. 546. 

These four emigrants were Thomas of Hartford, whose progeny 
are traced in pp. 57-180 : John of Ipswich, pp. 181-304 : Thomas 
of Ipswich, pp. 305-438 : Robert of Ipswich, pp. 439-448. Part 
VI of the book, pp. 449-483, records various unconnected families 
of the name. 

1869.] American Genealogist. 253 

The genealogical part of the work is very well done, but the author 
has most injudiciously scattered throughout his book, references to 
a great Burnham fortune to be claimed in England. It is a pity 
that so good a book should be thus distigured, since the benefits of 
a family record are so greatly diminished by a silly repetition of 
nonsense like this about a fortune. 

Records of some of the Descendants of Thomas Clarke, 
Plymouth. 1623-1697. Compiled by Samuel 
Clarke. Boston : prmted by David Clapp & Son. 
Pages 43. 

Records of some of the Descendants of William 
Curtis, Roxbury, 1632. Compiled from the MS. of 
Miss Catharine P. Curtis, and other sources, by 
Samuel C. Clarke. Boston : printed by David Clapp 
& Son. Pages 29. 

Records of some of the descendants of John Fuller, 
Newton, 1644-98. Compiled from Jackson's His- 
tory of Newton, and other sources. By Samuel C. 
Clarke. Boston : printed by David Clapp & Son. 
Pages 16. 

Records of some of the descendants of Richard Hull, 
New-Haven, 1639-1662. Compiled by Samuel C. 
Clarke. Boston : printed by David Clapp & Son. 
Pages 20. 

As these four pamphlets were issued together, they may be properly 
reviewed together. They are of limited extent but are carefully 
prepared, and are valuable contributions to the history of families not 
elsewhere recorded. In regard to the Curtis family we may add 
that recent investigations show that William C, the emigrant, was of 
Nazing, Eng.,and that he married Sarah, sister of Rev. John Eliot. 

The Genealogy of the Family of John Lawrence, of 
AVissett, in Suffolk, England, and of Watertown, and 
Groton, Massachusetts. Boston : Published for the 
Author by Nichols & Noyes. 1869. Pages 332. 

This volume is the third edition of the genealogy prepared in 
1847, the second being in 1857, by Eev. John Lawrence, of Wilton, 

254 American Genealogist. [1869. 

Me., and is in many respects highly creditable to the compiler. The 
book is beautifully printed, the plan of arrangement is clear, and the 
dates are given with satisfactory exactness. In all these respects we 
can with pleasure assure the author that he has done a good work. We 
regret to have to add that one very grave defect remains to be noted. 
The English pedigree, now for the fourth or fifth time put in print, 
is certainly unproved and almost certainly erroneous. Various criti- 
cisms have been made on this subject, but evidently the corrections 
have not been expressed with sufficient clearness. The fact seems 
to be clearly this : 

John Lawrence of Watertown, the founder of the family in this 
state, has been identified with the son of Henry Lawrence, of Wis- 
sett, CO. Sufi'olk, Eng., and the family has been traced there by Mr. 
Somerby to a Thomas Lawrence, of Rumburgh, co. Sufi'olk, who died 
in 147L Beyond this nothing is known, and, as we have shown in 
the Heraldic Journal, vol. iv, pp. 35-37, the connection between 
these Lawrences and the Lancashire family is entirely imaginary. 

The Lawrences can claim descent from a respectable family of 
yeomen in Sufi'olk, but we believe that there is no evidence that any 
of the ancestors of John Lawrence ever used a coat-of-arms, and we 
regret to see such a prominence given to coat-armor in this genealogy. 

It is with regret that we make this correction, but as the author 
states that "the lineal ancestry of the Lawrences has at length been 
very satisfactorily ascertained," and then gives nine generations of 
fictitious pedigree^ the truth cannot be too plainly written. 

Genealogical Sketches of the Allen Family of Med- 
field; with an account of the Celebration- of the 
Golden Wedding of Ellis and Lucy Allen, with the 
Address read at the same. Also an Account of the 
Golden Wedding of Gershoin and Abigail [Allen] 
Adams. By their elder brother Joseph Allen, of 
Northborough. Boston : Nichols & Noyes. 1869. 
12mo, pp. 88. 

The author says, in his preface, that he has attempted to trace 
but one branch of the descendants of James Allen, a settler at Med- 
field in 1639. In the limit set, however, the work seems to have 
been thoroughly performed, and it should inspire others of the name 
to complete the task. The reader will find that many of the family 
have arrived to considerable distinction, especially in the department 
of education. The illustrations are portraits of Joseph and Ellis Allen. 

1869.] American Genealogist. 255 

Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America. Com- 
prising Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of 
Lawrence Wilkinson of Providence, R. I. ; Edward 
Wilkinson of New Milford, Conn. ; John Wilkinson 
of Attleborough, Mass.; Daniel Wilkinson of Colum- 
bia Co., N. Y., &c., and their Descendants from 
1645-1868. By Rev. Israel Wilkinson, A.M. 
Jacksonville, 111. : Davis and Penniman, printers. 
1869. 8vo, pp. 585. 

In this genealogy will be found a great mass of information rela- 
tive to the Wilkinsons, though treated in a somewhat desultory way. 
The first 32 pages are given to various matters, including a brief 
record of the descendants of Roger Williams, and also some papers 
relative to the early settlement of Rhode Island. Pages 32-312 are 
devoted to the descendants of Lawrence W. ; pages 313-541 to 
biographies of members of the family ; pages 542-576 to the other 
families of the name specified in the title. 

Lawrence Wilkinson, the emigrant, was one of the settlers at 
Providence, and was there in 1657 certainly. His name is appended 
to a document dated 19th of 11th month, 1645, but it is also clear 
that the names were signed to this agreement after its date, when- 
ever the writers came into town fellowship. 

It is also quite clear that a Lawrence Wilkinson of Lanchester, 
either in 1645-47 or in 1652, an officer in arms, had property 
sequestered and was allowed to go to New England. This matter is 
stated on Mr, Somerby's authority and may be accepted as fact, 
though the discrepancies in date should be remedied. It is further 
said that this officer is the man with whom the known pedigree 
begins, which is probable ; and an attempt to show that the officer 
was son of William Wilkinson, of Harperly House, Lanchester, co. 
Durham, but this is problematical. In brief, the pedigree is probable 
but by no means proven, and the family ought not to accept it, or 
use the arms, until the facts have been made out. 

The book contains a great deal of biographical matter, and may 
fairly be entitled a good genealogy. It may be noted that the author 
says, on page 279, that he has much material for a Sayles genealogy. 

256 American Genealogist. [1869. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Chase Family, of Ches- 
ham, Bucks, in England, and of Hampton and New- 
bury in New-England, with Notices of some of their 
Descendants. By George B. Chase. Reprinted 
from the Heraldic Journal. Boston : H. W. Dutton 
& Son. 1869. 8vo, pp. 19. 

The peculiar christian name of Aquila Chase, who with his brother 
Thomas settled here in 1636, renders the labor of identification easy. 
In Chesham, co. Bucks, England, there is a record of Aquila Chase 
born in 1580, son of Ilicliard and grandson of Thomas Chase of that 
parish. There can be no doubt that the emigrant belonged to this 
family, and but slight question that he was the son of this Aquila. 
Among the descendants of the emigrant have been Rev. Stephen of 
Lynn, grandfather of Theodore, a prominent merchant of Boston : 
the Hon. Ithamar Chase, and Chief- Justice Dudley Chase of Vermont, 
Philander Chase, bishop of Illinois, and Salmon P. Chase, late 
chief-justice of the United States. 

The arms of the family of Chase of Chesham are. Gules, four crosses 
patonce argent two and two, on a canton azure a lion passant or. 
Crest, a demi-lion rampart or, holding between his feet a cross 
patonce argent. 

Morgan Genealogy. A History of James Morgan, 
of New-London, Conn., and his Descendants; from 
1607 to 1869. (Thirteen Illustrative Portraits). 
With an Appendix, containing the History of his 
brother Niles Morgan, of Springfield, Mass., and 
some of his Descendants. By Nathaniel H. Morgan. 
Hartford : Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard. 
1869. 8vo, pp. 280. 

This is a good family history, exact in dates and clearly arranged. 
The greater portion is devoted to the descendants of James Morgan, 
evidently a Welshman, who lived in Roxbury and New-London and 
died in 1685, aged 78. We see no evidence of his having been re- 
lated to Miles Morgan or any other colonist of the name ; but as the 
author has been sparing of traditionary facts, we may allow him to 
suppose this connection to be established. The book is handsomely 
printed and has a thorough index. It deserves a high rank among 
such works. 

1869.] American Genealogist. 257 

The portraits are those of the author (Nathaniel H.), Samuel, 
Samuel C, Hon. Daniel, Charles, John A., Hon. Lewis H., Youngs 
L., Hon. Edwin B., Nathan D., Hon. Edwin D., llev. William F., and 
Allen 1). 

Genealosjy of the Fitts, or Fitz Family in America. 
By James Hill Fitts, Resident Member of the N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Society. Clinton : Printed by Wm. 
J. Coulter, Courant Office. 1869. 8vo, pp. 91. 

This is a partial record of the descendants of Robert Fitts, one of 
the early settlers at Salisbury, Mass., who died in 1665, leaving a 
son Abraham. It is divided into five branches, two given to sons 
and i/hree to grandsons of Abraham Fitts, and is quite full and exact in 
regard to dates. The author terms this the foundation of a volume here- 
after to be issued. We venture to warn him that he must give clear 
proofs if he seeks to connect his ancestor with any English family. 
We hope he will also avoid errors such as that on page 2, where 
Richard Fitz Symonds is said to be named after Richard Fitts. Of 
course there is no such connection ; it is only an instance of the 
common use of Fitz as a prefix to, and portion of surnames. 

Memorial of John Slafter, with a Genealogical Ac- 
count of his Descendants, including eight genera- 
tions. By the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, A.M. 
Privately printed for the family. Boston : Press of 
Henry W. Dutton & Son. 90 and 92 Washington 
street. 1869. 8vo, pp. x. and 155. 

Although the book is printed for the family, chiefly, we feel at 
liberty to say that it is a very admirable specimen of what a gene- 
alogy should be, and that it reflects great credit upon the author, 
the well-known clergyman of Boston. The record relates to the 
various branches of the family descended from John Slafter, of 
Lynn, afterwards a settler in Connecticut. He had ten children, 
nine of whom have been identified. We agree with Mr. Slafter in 
considering his family name to be the same as the old English sur- 
name of Slaughter. The change in spelling is a simple and natural 
one, and we think it is to be preferred to Slater, which has been 
adopted by some branches. In a note at the end the author gives 

258 American Genealogist. [1869. 

his reasons for thinking th:it the Shafter family is descended from 
the missing son of the emigrant. We consider the argument a 
strong one, yet we would suggest that in Burke's Armoury we find 
mention of the family of Shafto of Northumberland, and this name 
we think might more easily be transmuted into Shafter than Slafter 

The illustrations in the book are views of the homestead of Dea- 
con John S. in Norwich, Vt., and the old parsonage at Thetford, 
Vt., a portrait of John G. Saxe, and a very good one of the author. 

An abridged Genealogy of the Olmstead Family of 
New England. By Elijah L. Thomas, of Eidgefield, 
Conn. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1869. 12mo, iDp. 30. 

A very brief record of one branch of the family, quite carefully 
performed, with due exactness in dates. 

D'Amerie, Emery, Amory. Reprinted from the N. E. 
Hist, and Gen. Register for October, 1869. Boston: 
David Clapp & Son, Printers, 1869. Pages 6. 

Under the above fanciful heading Mr. J. Wingate Thornton gives 
some facts relating to Anthony Emery, an early settler at Saco. He 
gives one or two items which render it probable that the emigrant 
came from the county of Essex in England, and that a search would 
supply the means of positive identification. 

The GiLMAN Family traced in the line of Hon. John 
Gihnan of Exeter, N. H., with an Account of many 
other Gilmans in England and America. By Arthur 

Gilman, A.M Albany, N.Y. : JoelMunsell, 

82 State street, 1869. Sq. 8vo, pp. 324. 

The emigrant Gilman was Edward who came from Hingham, co. 
Norfolk, Eng., in 1638, with his wife, three sons, two daughters and 
three servants, and settled in our Ilingham as Cushing's Record 
narrates. Our author finds from the English record that Edward 
Gilman m. at Hingham 3 June, 1614, Mary Clark, and had various 
children baptized there. He was doubtless the emigi-ant. He also 
finds that there was an Edward Gilman of Caston, co. Norf. who m. 

1869.] American Genealogist. 259 

Rose Rysse in 1550, and by will of 1573, mentions son John and 
three other sons. It seems quite certain that one of these sons was 
Robert of Caston and niughara, who m. Rose Ilawes and died in 1658. 
It is believed that this Edward and this Robert were the grand- 
father and the father of the emigrant. The connection is not clearly 
shown, bufr the evidence given makes it reasonably certain, though 
more detail, if available, should have been given by the author of 
the book. 

The emigrant moved to Exeter, N. H. and died in 1681; his three 
sons were Edward, John and Moses, from whom have sprung up 
many prominent citizens of New Hampshire, among these may be 
cited, John, Peter, and Nicholas, all councillors, in provincial times ; 
John and John T., each chief justice of the state ; Nicholas, a mem- 
ber of congress : and Nathaniel, state treasurer. 

The record of the family is carefully prepared and is seemingly 
nearly complete. 

As to the coat-ofarms, it seems that one branch of the descendants 
of the first Edward, not the emigrant, has remained in Hingham, 
Eng., and of these, Samuel, who died in 1741, undoubtedly used 
the arms of Oilman. An unchallenged use of this kind would 
doubtless justify all of the proved relatives to use the same, and we 
therefore consider the American family entitled to them. 

[Martha Preble Oxnard.] 1869. 8vo, pp. 8. 

This is a reprint of a part of Capt. Geo. H. Preble's Genealogy of 
the Prebles. The first of the name here was Thomas 0. of Boston, 
who died about 1751. His son married Martha Preble and their 
descendants are carefully traced herein. 

A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descend- 
ants of John Pease, Sen., last of Enfield, Conn., 
compiled by Rev. David Pease, and Austin S. Pease, 
as associate editor. Springfield, Mass. : Samuel 
Bowles & Company, Printers. 1869. 8vo, pp. 401 
and 96. 

The father of John Pease who went from Salem to Enfield in 
1682, was Robert P. also of Salem, in 1631, whose mother Margaret 
was of Salem in 1639. There were various other emigrants of the 

260 American Genealogist. [1869. 

name, but it seems highly probable that the husband of Margaret, 
the grandfather of John of Enfield, was a resident of Little Baddow. 
CO. Essex, England. 

The 401 pages of this volume are filled with the descendants of 
John, carelully traced and giving evidence of perseverance and skill. 
This part of the work merits a warm approval. 

Joined with this part, but separately paged, and in fact issued at 
times as another book, are the 96 pages which have the following 
title page, 

" The Early History of the Pease Families in America, by Austin 

Spencer Pease. Springfield, Mass. : Samuel Bowles & Company, 

printers, 1869." 

In this part much diligence is shown in the attempt to distinguish 
the various emigrants and their relationship ; and the author has 
clearly shown that power of estimating evidence and of bringing 
scattered notes into harmony, which marks the best class of gene- 

It is shown that Henry P. was a settler at Boston ; that a John 
P. was of Salem, whose mother was the wife of Francis Weston, but 
that he is distinct from John - the brother of Robert Pease - whose 
mother was Margaret Pease. Robert- Pease had sons Robert-^, 
John,-^ and Nathaniel,-^ of whom John went to Enfield; Robert,-^ a 
weaver, stayed at Salem, and Nathaniel'^ apparently left no sons. 

Robert^ the weaver had a son Robert^, of whom no record is found 
at Salem, but there is every reason to think that he followed his 
uncle John^ to Enfield, and there founded a branch of Peases, 
always recognized as related to John's descendants, but not of them. 

We have still to account for John- P. an emigrant, son of widow 
Margaret. The author makes it almost certain this John went from 
Salem to Martha's Vineyard and there founded a family of which 
an outline sketch is here given. There are a few other branches 
unattached, and one at least of German origin, but the main lines are 
as above cited. 

The illustrations are portraits of David, John C, Calvin, Lor- 
rain T., Walter, Luke H., LeverettE., Joseph I., Simeon, Austin 
T., Frederick S., all of the surname Pease, and of Mrs. Mary E. 
(Pease) Chapman. 

1869.] Amekican Genealogist. 261 

[Second Report to the Booth Association, by Colum- 
bus Smith, 1869.] 8vo, pp. 19. 

For a wonder this contains a little real genealogy, viz. : a record 
of the descendants of Robert Booth of Exeter, N. H., who d. ia 
1672. The rest is the usual trash. 

[Report to the Follansbee Association], 1869. Svo, 
pp. 6 and two unnumbered. 

It contains two reports from one A. B. Herrick of London, and 
concludes with the statement that the funds are expended and he is 
satisfied that there is no property belonging to American Follansbees. 
We note with special satisfaction that the agent here had been able 
to sell very little of the scrip of the association. 

Report to the Houghton Association, U. S. A., made 
by Columbus Smith, A. D., 1869, containing In- 
formation, now collected, Relative to Houghton Pro- 
perty in England ; also several Genealogies of 
different Branches of this Family. Published by 
order of the Houghton Association. Burlington, Yt. : 
Daily Free Press book and job office, 1869. Svo, pp. 

This pamphlet really contains considerable about the descend- 
ants of the emigrants in America, prepared chiefly by Francis 
W. Houghton of New York. The fortune seems to be less and less 
visible on investigation, and the agent evidently is preparing his 
associates to accept a report of its non-existence. 

[Report to the Gibson Association.] 1869. Svo, pp. 4. 

la this Mr. Columbus Smith reports that Mr. A. B. Herrick has 
not found any fortune yet, but if it is there he thinks he will find it. 
An abiding trust and faith is above all riches. 

262 Ameiucan Genealogist. [1869. 

The Stickn-ey Family : a Genealogical Memoir of the 
Descendants of "William and Elizabeth Stickney, 
from 1637, to 1869. By Matthew Adams Stick- 
ney, Salem, Mass. Printed for the author. 

Essex Institute Press, 1869. 8vo, pp. 526. 

This is a very thorough aad careful record of the family descended 
from William Stickney of Boston and Rowley, enumerating about 
3600 of the name, besides some 2000 of descendants in the female 
lines. The book is arranged on a clear and simple plan, is well in- 
dexed, and is in fact a first class genealogy. 

As to the origin of the family in England, little can be said. 
The author gives a deposition made in 1698, by Samuel S. son of 
William, saying that he came over in the same ship with Thomas 
Grant and his family, and the Rowley settlers seem to have been 
Yorkshire men. The author infers that William was the sou of 
William S. of Frampton, co. Lincoln, Eng., though he gives no 
proofs ; and this was the conclusion I think of the late H. Gr. 

The book contains an engraving of a Stickney monument, and 
portrait of William, Josiah, Isaac, Matthew A., Joseph H., John K., 
and William Stickney, 

Hopeful Trust and Vigilant Caution-. A Sermon, 
occasioned by the death of Hon. Otis Thacher, de- 
livered in the First Presbyterian Church, Hornells- 
ville, N. Y., on Sabbath, March 16th, 1868, by 
Rev. Milton Waldo. Hornellsville, N. Y. : Thacher 
and Tuttle, Printers. 1869. 8vo, pp. 36. 

The sermon occupies pp. 3-12, and the obituary pp. 13-16. 
Then comes a new title page as follows : Genealogy of the Thacher 
Family in England and America. Compiled by Geo. H. Thacher. . . . 
The family to Rev. Peter Thacher of Salisbury, Eng., whose son 
Thomas came here and was pastor of the church at Weymouth, 
afterwards of the Old South in Boston. His son Peter was minister 
at Weymouth, as was another son Ralph at Chilmark. From him 
have sprung many noted bearers of the name, clergymen, lawyers 
and others. This record is of the Middleborough branch specially, 
descended from Rev. Peter of that town, son of Rev. Peter of Milton. 

1869.] American Genealogist. 263 

la the fourtli volume of the Heraldic Journal will be found 
another sketch of the family, and especially pointing out that the 
American line is entitled to a coat-of-arms. 

The Ancestry of Genekal Grant, and their Contem- 
poraries. B}^ Edward Chaiincey Marshall, A. M., 
author of " The History of the United States Naval 
Academy," etc., New York : Sheldon & Company, 
498 & 500 Broadway. 1869. 12mo, pp. 186. 

The ancestor of our famous general was Matthew Grant of Dor- 
chester in 1631. He removed to Windsor, Conn., in 1636, and 
the family is to be reckoned as belonging to the latter colony and 
state. The line of descent from Matthew is through Samuel, 
Samuel jr., Noah, Noah jr., Noah, the latter of whom moved to Ohio 
about A.D., 1800. His son, Jesse Root Grant, was father of our 
president. The general was born April 27th, 1822, and was 
christened Hiram Ulysses, but having been admitted to West Point 
as Ulysses S. Grant, he has always been known by the latter name. 
Little needs be said about the Grant family beyond the fact that it 
has always kept a good position in Connecticut and elsewhere, but 
has produced few noticeable men before this time. The grand- 
father of General Grant was Capt. Noah G., a soldier in the revolu- 
tion, who was the son of Capt. Noah Grant jr., who served against 
Crown Point in 1755, and died in the service. Pages 85-152, or 
about one-third of the volume, is taken up with sketches of the de- 
scendants of Windsor families, without any reason for their insertion. 

The book is not by any means a genealogy of the Grants, but as 
noted above, it gives one line with considerable detail. 

A Brief Genealogy of the Usher Family of New 
England. By W. H. Whitmore. Reprinted, with 
Additions, from the New-England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for Oct. 1869. Boston: David 
Clapp & Son, Printers, 1869. 8vo, pp. 11. 

This is strictly a genealogical register of the descendants of Heze- 
kiah Usher of Boston, and his brother Robert Usher of Stamford, 
Conn. Hezekiah's son John was part proprietor of New Hampshire, 
and It. gov. of that colony. His son Rev. John jr., was of Bristol, 
R. I., progenitor of a highly respectable family there. Robert Usher's 

264 American Genealogist. [1869. 

descendants are chiefly in Eastern Massachusetts, the most noted 
being Kev. James M. of Medford and Roland Gr. of Lynn, both in 
public life. 

The Lt. Grov. John Usher used a coat-of-arms, and had relations 
Harwoods and Shrimptons, at Bednall Green, Eng. We are not 
aware that any attempt has been made to connect this family, however, 
with those of the name in England. 

Genealogy of the Family of Winchell in America ; 
embracing the Etymology and History of the Name, 
and the Outlines of some Collateral Genealogies. By 

Alexander Winchell, LL. D Ann Arbor : Dr. 

Chase's Steam Printing House, 4I& 43 North Main 
street. 1869. 8vo, pp. 271. 

This is a very thorough and well arranged record of the descend- 
ants of Robert Winchell of Dorchester, Mass., 1634, and of Windsor, 
Conn., where he settled in 1635. This Robert was ancestor of 
most of the name, though John of Salem 1631 has left issue, and a 
Munson Winchell of Goshen came over as late as our revolutionary 
war : a German family is also found here. 

The work is well done, and contains features not often found in 
such books, in which perhaps we trace the mind of the professor. 
By this is meant various little notes and tables which add decidedly 
to the value of the book, as summaries of the information obtained 
in the process of collection. 

The genealogy contains little biography, but as a family record it 
is equal to the best. 

Arms. Goodwin. Arms. Bradbury. Drawn by Miss 
Harriet Bainbridge, 24 Russell Road, Kensington, 
London, England, for William F. Goodwin, A. B., 
.... Capt. U. S. A. Lithographed by F. Geese, 
Richmond, Va. Published by West & Johnson, 
Richmond, Va. B. W. Sanborn & Co. Concord, 
N. H. 1869. Sq. 8vo, pp. 16. 

An album of sixteen pages, each containing one drawing of a 
coat of arms It is difficult to imagine any reason for such a pub- 
lication. The late author however was a laborious and learned 
antiquary as his other publications have shown. 

1870.] American Genealogist. 265 


The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America. By 
Henry Marvin Benedict, compiler of a Contribution 

to the Stafford Genealogy Albany : Joel 

Munsell, 82 State street. 1870. 8vo, pp. 474. 

The beginning of this family record is to be found in a record 
made in 1755, by Dea. James Benedict, grandson of the emigrant, 
from statements made to him by his grandmother. It is there said 
that a William B. of Nottinghamshire about 1500, had an only son 
William-, whose only William'^ had Thomas^ the emigrant. Wil- 
liam"^ B. m. a widow Bridgum (or Bridgham) and Thomas^ coming 
over here with his step-sister, Mary Bridgum, married her. They 
settled at Southold, L. I., and had five sons and four daughters. In 
this record each son's line is traced separately. Thomas jr's. family 
occupies pp. 27-45, comprising 65 families; John's pp. 49-237, 
with 278 families; Samuel's pp. 241-279, with 89 families; James's 
283-362, with 134 families; Daniel's pp. 365-400, with 50 families; 
and a few unconnected families and the index complete the book. 
28 portraits, according to a list given, are to be found in the volume. 

The genealogy is a very thorough and well arranged work, in all 
respects highly creditable to the author. Much biographical matter 
is to be found in it, all showing that the Benedicts have been men 
of note and influence in their day. 

A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Stafford Family 
in America ; containing an Account of Col. Joab 
Stafford, and a Complete Record of his Descendants 
in the male lines. By Henry Marvin Benedict. 
Albany : Joel Munsell. 1870. 8vo, pp. 27. 

Joab Stafford, was born in 1729, at Warwick, Conn., and was 
grandson of Samuel, who was son of the emigrant Thomas S. The 
title explains the scope of the work, which seems to be fairly exe- 
cuted, except for an excess of detail about the business careers of 
one or two of the name. The author intimates that the family 
claim descent from some famous family of Staffords in England. We 
shall believe in the fact when it is proved ; in the meantime the 
name is too easily referrable to other sources. Martin H. Stafford 
of New York is stated to be preparing a full history of the family ia 


266 American Genealogist. [1870. 

The Pierce Family of the Old Colony : or the Lineal 
Descendants of Abraham Pierce, who came to Ame- 
rica as early as 1623. By Ebenezer W. Pierce of 

Freetown, Mass Boston : printed for the 

author. David Clapp & Son, 334 Washington st. 
1870. 8vo, pp. 490. 

The author makes an ample excuse for any defects, in saying that 
the book was written with his left hand, he having lost his right in 
the late war, wherein he served as colonel of the 29th Mass., and 
later as brigadier-general. The record however needs no such ex- 
cuse, as it seems to be quite extensive, and certainly enriched with 
much collateral information, and many quaint episodes of life in 
Freetown in times past. 

Family Kecords and Recollections. Melania (Bough- 
ton) Smith, New York: John W. Ackerman, Printer, 
No. 47 Cedar st. 1870. 8vo, pp. 53. 

This very interesting autobiography was prepared by E. Delafield 
Smith, from the letters and communications of his grandmother, who 
at the age of 81, read and corrected the proofs. It contains much 
information in regard to the Smiths and Boughtons and some notes 
about the Penoyers, and Stones, and the persons who have inter- 
married with these families. It is not a formal genealogy, but it 
will be of service to the future genealogist. 

An account of the Ancestors and Descendants of John 
Lardner Clark and Sophia Marion Ross, w^ho 
were married 1st August, 1797. By Clifford Stan- 
ley Sims Prescott, Canada: P. Byrne, 

Printer. 1870. 8vo, pp. 11. 

This is a brief record of the line of John L. Clark of Phila- 
delphia, from* Thomas Clark of Milford, Conn., and of Sophia M. 
Ross, from Dr. Alexander Ross of Mt. Hadley, N. J. The author 
ia a grandson of John L. Clark. 

1870. American Genealogist. 267 

A Record of the Descendants of Captain John Ayres, 
of Brookfield, Mass. By William Henry Whit- 
more. Boston : printed by T. R. Marvin & Son. 
1870. 8vo, pp. 55. 

John Ayres of Ipswich 1638, went to Brookfield about 1672, and 
was killed at the fight there in 1676. He left seven sons who all 
returned to the eastward ; but about forty years later, when the town 
was again settled, some of his heirs claimed a share there and re- 
turned thither. In this account I have traced his grandsons as far 
as I could ; but from that generation I have only investigated the 
families which returned to Brookfield. 

There were one or two other emigrants of the name, besides a 
widely spread family descended from John Ayer of Haverhill. The 
family name of Eyre is also found here. 

Notes Relating to Rawlins, or Rollins, with Notices of 
Early Settlers of the Name in A.merica, and Family 
Records of Thomas, of Boston, Nicholas, of Newbury, 
William, of Gloucester. By John R. Rollins, A.M., 
Member of the M. E. Historic-Genealogical Society. 
Lawrence, Mass. : Geo. S. Merrill & Co., Printers. 
1870. 8vo, pp. 84. 

The greater part of this book contains collections in regard to 
persons of the name, some curious, few of much value. Quite an 
amount of genealogy is given in regard to a few branches, but the 
book cannot aspire to the rank of a family record even of these. The 
author has since taken up the task in earnest, and has prepared a 
volume just issued from the press in 1874. 

The Descendants of Joseph Loomis, who came from 
Braintree, England, in the year 1638, and settled in 
Windsor, Connecticut, in 1639. By Elias Loomis, 
LL.D., Professor of Natural Philosophy and As- 
tronomy in Yale College. New Haven : Tuttle, 
Morehouse and Taylor, 221 State street. 1870. 8vo, 
pp. 292. 

This is a very thorough and well arranged record of the Loomis 
family, fully entitled to a good place among strict genealogies. As the 

268 American Genealooist. [1870. 

author lias not traced the English ancestry of the race, though the 
emigrant came from Braintree, co. Essex, we attach but little value 
to his speculations about the identity of the name with that of 
Lomas or Lomax. We also regard it as a mistake to give en- 
graved coats-of-arms of the last named families, as these are useless 
for good, and fertile in bad results. 

The Hutchinson Family : or the Descendants of Bar- 
nard Hutchinson, of Cowlam, England. Compiled 
by Perley Derby. Salem : Essex Institute Press. 
1870. 8vo, pp. 107. 

This is a genealogical record of the Salem Hutchinsons descended 
from Richard H., and is carefully done. We have already shown 
that the investigations of Col. Chester, undertaken for one of the 
family, have clearly proved the emigrant to be descended from a 
family of gentry in Yorkshire, Eng. 

A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Capt. 
William Fowler of New Haven, Connecticut. Re- 
printed with Additions from Memoirs of Hon. James 
Fowler of Westfield, Mass., and from the New Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register for July, 
1857. Milwaukie: Starr & Son, Book and Job 
Printers, 412 and 414 East Water street. 1870. 8vo, 
pp. 42. 

This was prepared by Daniel W. Fowler of Milwaukee, and con- 
tains the accouut as printed in 1857, (ante, p. 118), together with 
additions throughout, and especially in the latter portion. Quite a 
number of families are here traced, making this much more than a 
new edition. 

The Gilpin Family from Richard de Guylpyn in 
1206, in a line to Joseph Gilpin, who emigrated to 
America, with a Notice of the West Family, who 
likewise emigrated. 1870. 8vo, pp. 12. 

The author of this little genealogy is J. Painter of Lima, Del. 
county, Pa. There was undoubtedly a family of Gilpins of Kent- 

1870.] American Genealogist. 269 

mere Hall, co. Westmoreland, to which belonged Rev. Bernard 
Gilpin who died in 1583. His brother William is said to have had 
a son Martin who d. in 1638, from whom was descended Joseph Gr. 
born in 1664, who came to Pennsylvania in 1695. All this is told 
in a very incoherent way, but these Quaker pedigrees generally 
prove correct. The aunt of the emigrant married Thomas West 
and had three sons who came here. One of them, John, born at 
Long Crandon, co. Bucks, was father of the celebrated painter, 
Benjamin West. 

A Memorial of Francis Cook, one of the " First Comers" 
of the Plymouth Colony, December 22, 1620, and 
of his Immediate Descendants. By Henry Cook. 
Boston: printed for private distribution. 1870. 8vo, 
pp. 20. 

This is a very slight account of the Cooks descended from one of 
the Plymouth settlers, and here said, on authority not given, to belong 
to a family living at Blyth, near Austerfield. This origin is likely, 
but the evidence should be furnished to the reader. 

The Pedigree and Descendants of Jacob Forster, Sen., 
of Charlestown, Mass. By Edward Jacob Forster, 
M.D Charlestown, 1870. Sm. 8vo, pp. 25. 

The Jacob Foster, Sen^, of this pedigree was born in 1764, in the 
fifth generation from the emigrant Reginald F. His ancestry in 
the direct line is given, and his descendants with completeness. The 
work is done very nicely, and so far as it is meant to extend, it is 
of interest and value. 

Genealogy of the Early Generations of the Coffin 
Family in New England. From the New Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register for 1870. 
Boston : David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1870. 8vo, 
pp. 17. 

This record was prepared by Sylvanus J. Macy, and annotated by 
William S. Appleton, and the late Nathaniel W. Coffin. 

270 American Genealogist. [1870. 

Tristram Coffin, the emigrant, was son of Peter Coffin of Brixton, 
CO. Devon, who was probably a member of the well known family of 
the name. Tristram jr., removed from Salisbury to Nantucket, 
where his descendants, herein well-traced, have held a good position. 
Another branch remained at Newbury, to which belonged Joshua 
C. the historian of the town. The best known of the name are Ad- 
miral Sir Isaac Coffin, and his brother Gen. John Coffin, both born 
at Boston, but attaining their rank in the English service. 

A Genealogical Record of Thomas Bascom and his 
Descendants. By Edward Doubleday Harris. Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts : William Parsons Lunt. 1870. 
8vo, pp. 79. 

This is a careful and thorough record, genealogical and not bio- 
graphical, of the descendants of Thomas Bascom of Northampton, 
Mass. The work is very well done, as indeed we should expect any 
work of the author to be ; but the family has apparently produced 
but few members who have been in any way remarkable. 

We differ from Mr. Harris as to a probable French origin of the 
name, seeing no evidence beyond the always fallacious family tradi- 

The edition was only 200 copies, all for subscribers. 

The Family, Ancestors and Descendants of Captain 
John French, of Stoughton, Mass. By Sidney 
French. Randolph, Mass. : printed by Samuel P. 
Brown. 1870. 8vq, pp. 12. 

It seems that this account was arranged by Ebenezer Alden, M.D., 
and gives the ancestry of Capt. John French who married Damaris 
Howard in 1779. He was fourth in descent from John French of 
Braintree, who is recorded with many of his descendants in Thayer's 
Memorial. (See ante, p. 17). As to the desceudants of Capt. John, 
as the starting-point is so recent, comparative completeness is to be 
expected ; and the work seems to be well done. 

1870.] American Genealogist. 271 

The Hassam Family. By John T. Hassam, A.M. 

[Reprinted from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Register for October, 1870.] Boston : 
printed by David Clapp & Son. 1870. 8vo, pp. 10. 

This is a strictly genealogical record of the descendants of William 
Hassam who settled in Manchester, Mass., before 1684. He left 
four sons, and the descendants are traced herein with much care and 

An Account of Anneke Janse and her Family. Also 
the Will of Anneke Janse in Dutch and English. 
Albany : Joel Munsell, 1870. Sm. 8vo, pp. 31. 

Every one has heard of the heirs of Anneke Janse, and their 
efforts to claim lands formerly in her possession. She married first 
Roeloff Janse who died about 1636, leaving three daughters and one 
son ; and secondly Rev. Everardus Bogardus, to whom she bore 
four sons : she died in 1663. In 1671 certain of her heirs, viz. the 
husbands of the three Janse girls, the Janse son, and three of the 
Bogardus sons, sold her farm to Gov. Lovelace. The property thus 
vested in the queen, was in 1705 deeded to Trinity Church, and 
became the foundation of the great wealth of that corporation. One 
son Cornelis Bogardus did not join in the sale, and his descendants 
claimed a share unsuccessfully about a century ago. In 1830 another 
attempt was made by the family but the decision of the Court was 
that the Church title was good. Ever since that time "the heirs" 
have held meetings and threatened law-suits, but probably the claim 
will remain forever invalid. 

Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, who lived 1674-1731, 
and was wife of Isaac Appleton, of Ipswich. By 
William S. Appleton. Cambridge : Press of John 
Wilson and Son. 1870. 8vo, pp. 143. 

In this beautifully printed volume Mr. Appleton gives us a col- 
I'ection of valuable facts relating to several of the early colonists, far 
exceeding the modest promise of the title-page. The first eighteen 
pages refer to the Baker pedigree, commencing with John Baker, of 

272 American Genealogist. [1870. 

Norwich, England, who emigrated hither in 1637 and settled at 
Ipswich. His son, Thomas Baker, married Priscilla, daughter of 
the Deputy Governor Samuel Syraonds, and their oldest child was 
Priscilla Baker the wife of Isaac Appletoo. 

Pages 19-102 are given to an account of the Symonds family, and 
pp. 103-131 to the Keade family ; the concluding pages relate chiefly 
to the Swaynes. We see, therefore, that in the somewhat indefinite 
word " ancestry," is in reality implied an account of two distinguished 
families in Massachusetts. 

The name of Samuel Symonds is of frequent occurrence in our 
early records. He was the son of Richard Symonds, of Great Yeld- 
ham, CO. Essex, a gentleman of good family and position. He came 
to New-England in 1637 and was repeatedly appointed to office here 
for which positions his training as cursitor in chancery had specially 
fitted him. He was an assistant from 1643 to 1672, and deputy go- 
vernor from 1673 till his death in October, 1678. His first wife 
was Dorothy Harlakenden, by whom he had twelve children, and 
who died before his removal thither. His second wife was Martha, 
daughter of Edmund Read, stepdaughter of Rev. Hugh Peter, and 
sister of the secoad wife of Gov. John Winthrop, of Connecticut. 
She was the widow of Daniel Epps. By her he had four children, 
one being Priscilla, who married Thomas Baker. His third wife 
was Rebecca, daughter of Bennett Swayne ; she had been thrice a 
widow, and survived her fourth husband. Notwithstanding that Gov. 
Symonds had sixteen children he had no grandson in the male line to 
perpetuate the name. Savage's Dictionary, however, points out 
several other emigrants of the name whose descendants still flourish 
in this country. 

Martha (Head) Epes or Epps, the second wife of Gov. Symonds, 
was the daughter of Edmund Read of Wickford, co. Essex, whose 
great grandfather was of the same place and died in 1534. Martha 
Read's mother married secondly the famous Hugh Peter ; her sister 
Elizabeth married John Winthrop jr. ; her sister Margaret mar- 
ried John Lake and came to New-England ; her children by her 
first husband, Epes, came also to this country ; and lastly her 
brother's sister-in-law, Lydia Banks, was of Salem for a while. 

Such are some of the leading genealogical data to be gleaned from 
this interesting volume. Such a brief abstract, however, does little 
justice to the care and perseverance displayed throughout its pages. 
Every link in the chain is substantiated by wills and parish records, 
until the collection of facts may be termed complete. Various re- 
lationships which have heretofore been inexplicable are made evi- 

1870.] American Genealogist. 273 

dent. In brief, not only has there been an unbounded expenditure 
in obtaining materials from every source, at home and abroad, but 
the author has been able to arrange and control his accumulations, 
and to present them to the reader in due form and order. 

The work is one of the best specimens of printing that we have 
seen, and the various tabular pedigrees inserted are a great assistance 
to the reader. 

The Prescott Memorial : or a Genealogical Memoir 
of the Prescott Families in America. In two parts. 

By William Prescott, M.D Boston : printed 

by Henry W. Button & Son, Transcript Building. 
1870. 8vo, pp. 653. 

This is a large and valuable collection of the two branches or 
families named Prescott, one descended from John P. of Watertown, 
1641, blacksmith; and the other from James P. of Hampton, 1665. 
The record is carefully pi-epared and deserves all praise, except in 
regard to the point hereafter mentioned. Many of the name have 
risen to high positions here, and the family is to be congratulated 
on possessing so good an annalist. 

Our objection is to the English part of the pedigree. On p. 34, it 
is said that John Prescott the emigrant, was son of Ralph of Sheving- 
ton and Standish, co. Lane, and that James Prescott was of a branch 
of the same settled at Dryby, co. Lincoln ; and the Prescott arms 
are used throughout the book. Not a single proof is given, and the 
author is therefore open to censure, since he must be fully aware of 
the folly of making such statements without ample proof A skilled 
genealogist may be quite convinced of things which he cannot prove ; 
but in publishing for the use of others he is bound to separate all 
the certain facts from the probable and the possible. We therefore 
consider this English part of the record as a blot on the whole. 

KooT Genealogical Records. 1600-1870. Compris- 
ing the General History of the Root and Roots 

Families in America By James Pierce Root 

New York : R. C. Root, Anthony & Co., 62 Liberty 
street. 1870. 8vo, pp. 533. 

The first 90 pages of this book treat of the families of the name 
descended from Josiah 11. of Salem, who was settled there with 

274 American Genealogist. [1870. 

brothers Thomas and Richard, the latter two leaving no sons. There 
was also a Joshua R. there, but no trace of issue is found ; and if 
the records are right, a Joseph R. also. One of these may be the 
emigrant by the Hercules in 1634, whose name is entered as Jos. 
Rootes, and who was from Great Chart, co. Kent: but further search 
is needed to show this. The Salem branch has remained very small. 

Much of the work is given to the progeny of Thomas Roote of 
Hartford, believed to be the son of John Roote and Ann Russell of 
Badby, co. Northampton, but without any reasons assigned for such 
belief. Thomas has six sons whose descendants occupy pp. 101-313, 
and are termed the Hartford line. Pages 314-505 give the Farm- 
ington line, descended from John Roote of that town, also said to 
be from Badby. 

The genealogical part of the book is very well done, giving evi- 
dence of immense pains and labor in collection and arrangement. 

Lineage of the Lloyd and Carpenter Family. Cora- 
piled from Authentic Sources by Charles Perrin 
Smith, Trenton, N. J. For circulation among the 
branches of the family interested. Printed by S. 
Chew, Camden, 1870. 4to, pp. 88. 

The Lloyd family here recorded is that of Thomas L., the associate 
of William Penn, and deputy governor of Pennsylvania from 1G84 to 
1693. He was born 17th Feb., 1640, third son of Charles L. of 
Dolabran, in Montgomeryshire, a member of a family of good posi- 
tion in Wales. 

The author is descended from Gov. Thomas L. through his daugh- 
ter Hannah, who m. a Carpenter, and thence through the Ellets. 
The record of various branches is very rambling, but we infer that 
only one son of Gov. Thomas L. left male issue, and that line soon 
ceased : the descendants in the female line are quite numerous. Pages 
39-50 are given to the descendants of the brother of the emigrant, 
a family still flourishing. Pages 51-88 contain a record of the 
Carpenters beginning with Samuel Carpenter, one of the leading men 
at the settlement of Pennsylvania, and treasurer thereof. 

It will be seen that this record is rather confined in its scope, but 
it contains, incidentally, considerable information about families allied 
to the main line. As a specimen of printing it is one of the best yet 
issued here. 

1870.] American Genealogist. 275 

The Wentworth Genealogy, comprising the Origin of 
the Name, the Family in England, and a particular 
Account of Elder William Wentworth, the Emigrant, 
and of his Descendants. By John Wentworth,LL. D., 
of Chicago, 111. In two volumes For pri- 
vate family distribution only. 1870. 8vo, pp. 547 
and 879. 

When we say that all but 45 pages of the first volume, together 
with 316 pages of the second volume, are given to the descendants 
of William Wentworth; that the additions and corrections cover pp. 
348-478, and the indices pp. 479-879, it is evident that this part 
of the work has been performed with almost unrivalled thoroughness. 
We do not pretend to criticise such work, but turn, rather, to the 
essential matter of the affiliation of the emigrant to some known 
English stock. 

The author confesses at once that for this part of the work he is 
entitled solely to Col. Joseph L. Chester, the best living authority 
on such points 

It seems clear that Thomas Wentworth of North Elmsall, co. York, 
a gentleman of assured position and pedigree, who died about 1522, 
had, with other children, a younger son Oliver W. This Oliver 
settled at Goxhill, co. Lincoln, one of the family estates, and died 
there in 1558, leaving a will. His oldest son, William W., settled 
at Waltham, died in 1574, and by an inquisition post raortem, it seems 
that his only surviving son was Christopher W. of Ravendale and 
Lincoln. Christopher married Catharine Marbury, aunt of the 
famous Anne (31arbury) wife of William Hutchinson of Alford. 
Christopher died between 1628 and 1633, leaving a son William, 
bapt. 8th June, 1584, who is thought to be the father of the emigrant. 

There is no absolute certainty as to the identity of the emigrant, 
but William of Alford had sons William b. 1616, Edward 1618, and 
Christopher 1621. The last record of the Wentworths in the vicinity 
of Alford, is of a lease held in 1636 by William the father. 

Now as we can find no other William Wentworth in England, but 
do find that William the emigrant appears in New Hampshire with 
Wheelwright, and the other Alford men, it would be unreasonable to 
doubt that the emigrant was the person born in that neighborhood. 

Mr. Wentworth with commendable moderation claims only so 
much, and we deem the proof ample for a satisfactory pedigree. 

The descendants of the emigrant have been the foremost family 

276 American Genealogist. [1870. 

in New Hampshire, and this record is a merited and creditable record 
of so distinguished a race. Mr. Wentworth promises a new edition, 
and it is to be hoped that he will not confine its circulation so strictly 
to members of the family. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Ke- 
CORD. Devoted to the Interests of American Gene- 
alogy and Biography. Issued quarterly Volume 

1, 1870, Published for the Society; Mott Memorial 
Hall, No. 64 Madison avenue, New York City. 
Vol. 1, 1870, pp. 52; vol. 2, 1871, pp. 208; vol. 3, 
1872, pp. 200; vol. 4, 1873, pp. 208; vol. 5, 1874, 

It is an evident fact that genealogy has been less regarded in New 
York than in New England. We need not moralise on the causes, 
as the fact is so evident, and in truth the explanation lies in the fact 
that the chief old families of the state are of Dutch descent, and 
their ancestral records are to be read by very few of this generation. 

The Record, however, is a laudable attempt to collect facts and to 
awaken a popular interest in family history. The few geatlemen 
who have established the Society, and have conducted the quarterly 
magazine for five years, have done a good work, of which posterity 
at least will not be unmindful. We trust and believe that this 
modest magazine has made friends sufficient to ensure its continuance 
in the future. 

The principal genealogies contained in the five volumes are the 
following : 

Bartow, iii, 30; v, 147. L'Estrange, ii, 179. 

Booge, iii, 62. L'Hommedieu, ii, 1. 

Bowne, iv, 24. Lincoln, iii, 69. 

Bradford, iv, 183. Montgomery, ii, 123. 

Chambers, iii, 57. Munro, iv, 113. 

Golden, iv, 161. Rockwell, ii, 99. 

Cuyler, iv, 79. Schuyler, i, 3, 18, 28; ii, 190; v, 60. 

De Zeug, ii, 49 ; v. 8. Scott, ii, 174. 

Gautier, iii, 1. Slosson, iii, 107, 165. 

Gelston, ii, 131. Smith, i, 4, 20. 

Gerard, v. 137. Van Schaik, ii, 191. 

Groat, iv, 8. Verplanck, i, 35. 

Jones, iii, 195 ; iv, 40. Woodhull, i, 25 ; iii, 10 ; iv, 54, 124 

Kent, iv, 83. Woolsey, iv, 143; v, 12, 76, 139. 

Latting, ii, 8, 54. Wright, iii, 35. 

Lawrence, iii, 26, 121, 178. 

1871.] American Genealogist. 277 


A Memorial of Josiah Barker, of Charlestown, Mass. 

By Harry Herbert Edes, Boston : privately 

printed. 1871. 8vo, pp. 25. 

This is a memoir of Josiah Barker of Charlestown, a famous ship- 
builder in the early part of the present century. He was fifth in 
descent from Robert B., of Duxbury, and this line is traced with 
precision in each generation. The book will be serviceable as giving 
an outline of the family history. 

A Contribution to the Genealogy of the Bearse or 

Bearss Family in America : 1618-1871. Ancestry 

and Descendants of Dea. John Bearss and his wife, 

Molly (Beardsely) Bearss, of New Fairfield, Ct., and 

Westmoreland, N. Y. By John Bearss Newcomb, 

of Elgin, 111. Privately printed for the use of the 

family. Elgin, Illinois, Dec. 7, 1871. 8vo, pp. 16. 

In this record the direct line is traced from the ancestor, Augustine 

Bearss, to Dea. John B., who was born in 17G3. The whole of one 

family is given in each generation, and then Dea. John being taken 

as a new root, all of his descendants in all the lines are here recorded. 

The Bird Family. A Genealogy of Thomas Bird, of 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, and some of his Descend- 
ants. Prepared for Matthews Bird, of New York, 

by William Blake Trask Boston : printed 

by David Clapp & Son. 1871. 8vo, pp. 40. 
This is a reprint from the Register, and contains a good though 
not complete record of the descendants of one of the early settlers in 
Dorchester. Like all that Mr. Trask undertakes, the work is 
thoroughly done, well arranged and exact ; and it is to be hoped 
that an enlarged edition will be called for by the family whilst one 
so competent remains to prepare it. 

278 Amskican Gexealooist. [ISTl. 

The PK\-NixGT05r Famelt. Bv Capt A. C. M. Penning- 
ton, 2d Art y, U. a A. BreT t Col. U. S. A. Brev t 
Brig. Gen. U. S. A. Tok. Reprinted with Additions 
firom vol. XXT of the N. E. Historical and Genealo- 
^cal Begister. Boston : printed by David Clapp & 
Son. ISTl. Svoy pp. IS. 

Tlds is a leprint of tvo aitiekis in the ^5th volame of the Rtsfister 
taoBg the descendants of Ephnim P.. of New Harea, ldl3. His 
onlj son Ephnim vent to l^few:ark, N. J^ and left two sons whose 
deBoendants aie well teaeed in his hook. The heads of families 
wuabffiT Sl^ of idiieh onlj the fixst 3o were printed in the Register, 

Genealogical Record of the WiLBrK Fajult. Compiled 
by Asa Wilbur, of BoiSton. Boston : printed for the 
£unily. 1S71. 12mo, pp. S9. 

Tlie aneestcff of this &milj was Samuel Wildbore of Boston, 1633. 
A large part of the Tolome consists of hlank spaces and lear^ and 
the want of precise dates jostilies ns in r^arding- this as onlj a pre- 
fiminarj e^ajtowards the ftrmation of a thorou^ record. Assuch 
it win dodbtkss proxe useful. The hook is neatlj printed hj Band, 
Arery & Frye. 

Nathaxiel Baldwest and one line of his Descendants. 
By B_\-ron A. Baldwin, of Chicago, 111. Reprinted 
from the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Re^ster for April, 1S71. Boston : printed by Davi 1 
Clapp & Son, 1871. 8vo, pp. 7. 

As the title shows, this is the record of but one branch of one 
ftiilj of the Baldwins. The piog^iifcor of this family was Nathaniel 
BwofMilfoTd, Goon., who had four sons. The line tr^^ -- -..^ ^^ 
through hk son Samuel, and so down in a single t - 

The Memorial Tolume of the Edwards Faxily Meet- 
ing at Stockbridge. Mass. Sept. 6—7, A.D. IS 70. 
Boston: Congregational Publishing Societv. lJ>71. 
8vo, pp. 206. 

This meeting differed from cndinarj &mi!y reaaijas. ins^^niaeh 
that it WK to do honor to the memorj of famous Jonatbaa Edwards, 
(me of the fbo|th generation in the &milj, instead of a more remote 

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theory is that a &imihr bsatori' shioaM be book oa the f&ia ^f «»- 
fioins the iK^tatioQ m> the bearers c£ tke ^wSt^ aane ; tii» the atale 
liaes. This Stroa^ geaealei^ owes naeh of iig ^ae to ihe addimm 
of feotale btanches. These are earned iato the text ia a waj that 
desix&js an J attempt to aadexstaad the furoj^^rdum of the S£r«ai^ to 
the odier fifiliig^^ ywrstg^ad of hsaas a aoiTeltT. it is aa ™isaitiict« of 

280 American Genealooist. [1871. 

the worst feature of English genealogies. It may be termed the 
parenthetical arrangement, since the author hastens to put down con- 
secutively all the items he collects relative to one branch, before he 
proceeds to the next. For example, he begins on p. 20 with the 
oldest son of the emigrant, and traces John,- John,'^ Jonathan,* 
Jonathan, -5 Hannah,'' Clarissa (Sawyer),''' Esther (Nason),'^ Hannah 
(Sawyer),^ Calvin and Hill (Chandler), ^ and Hill Chandler's children 
of the ninth generation, all comprised on pp. 20-23. Thus in the 
first four pages he has covered eight generations and traced through 
Hannah Strong, her daughter Hannah Sawyer, and her grandson 
Hill Chandler to her great-grandson George Washington Chandler. 
And all this without any use of the exponent for the generation such 
as we have used above, and without any plan of numbering except 
straight on for each person, so that Greorge W. Chandler is 147. 

Surely this is genealogy run mad. Take this very item, which 
we choose simply because it is the first, and because all the rest of 
the book is like it. This great-grandson of Hannah Strong, great- 
great-grandson of Jonathan Strong, has of course seven other per- 
sons to whom he is as neai'ly related as to her, and fifteen other 
ancestors as near as Jonathan. In what view can he be considered 
a part of the Strongs ? If every one is to be recorded in every 
genealogy to which he can be traced by any line of descent, he must 
be recorded in over one hundred fjimilies, even in the eight genera- 
tions covered by New England history. Common sense is against 
any such view. Let family feelings have full power, let all the pos- 
sessors of a common name draw closer the ties of kindred, but do not 
make genealogy ridiculous by tracing every ramification after it ceases 
to bear any reasonable proportion to the whole. 

Had Mr Dwight confined himself to a history of such persons as 
bore the name of Strong, he would probably have adopted the usual 
convenient and clear mode of arrangement. As it is, we can only 
say that the material collected with so much zeal is as poorly arranged 
as it well could be. 

The ancestor of the family here was John Strong, concerning 
whom something is said, pp. 14-18, which justifies our distrust of 
the author's critical ability. He says that John Strong was born in 
Taunton, England, in 1605, and had a sister Eleanor ; that they 
were children of Richard Strong, of Caernarvon, who was born in 
1561, moved to Taunton in 1590, and died in 1613 Also that 
Eleanor married Walter Deane, of Taunton, Mass. All these state- 
ments seem to lack the necessary proofs. The most that can be said 
is that Gov. Caleb Strong, in 1777, prepared a sketch of the family 
stating something like this, but without the dates. We complain 

1871.] American Genealogist. 281 

therefore that Mr. Dwight should print any such traditions as 
facts^ or else that he should withhold any farther information since 
received. One would hardly imagine that Mr. Savage, a few years 
ago, pointed out the deficiencies in the evidence, when the story is 
here repeated so glibly. We maintain on the contrary, and beg Mr- 
Dwight to prove the error, that nothing is known of the ancestry of 
John Strong, and that there is no more reason to imagine that he 
was born in Taunton than in York, or London. 

All the discussion about coats-ofarms, crests and mottoes is equally 
puerile. The descendants of John Strong have no ascertained right 
to any; and it would have been well for the author to impress this, 
distinctly upon his readers. 

Another matter in which Mr. Dwight has been deceived and led 
into the repetition of confuted errors, is in regard to the Jones pedi- 
gree on p, 161. In relating the ancestry of Hon. Anson Jones, 
Mr. Dwight repeats the old mistake of saying that William Jones, 
of New Haven,was the son of Col. John Jones, by his wife Henrietta, 
sister of Oliver Cromwell. He emphasizes the mistake by printing 
the Cromwell pedigree. 

Now Mr. Savage has clearly stated that William Jones came from 
London in 1660, having already married there Hannah, daughter of 
Gov. Theophilus Eaton. He died Oct. 17, 1706, in his 82d year, 
but nothing is known of his parentage. It is clear that he was not 
the son of Henrietta Cromwell, for though the exact date of her 
marriage is unknown, it was at least after 1649. She could not be 
the mother of William, who was born in 1624. In fact there is not 
a single reason to suppose that William Jones was a relative of Col. 
John Jones ; but as so little is known of the colonel it is hard to inove 
that he was not. 

We must, therefore, reluctantly conclude that this genealogy cannot 
be ranked among the best. The results of many years' experience 
have convinced us that there is but one good plan of arrangement 
the one familiar to our readers, and we hope Mr. Dwight may adopt 
it for his future works. It is better to have one complete family 
record than many pages of slightly connected facts. If the collector 
is loath to suppress the facts he has slowly accumulated, it is better 
to print a hundred brief genealogies in appendices. All of Mr. 
Dwight's materials might have been thus preserved, and the o'ain in 
clearness would have been immense. No one objects to such frag- 
ments, in fact they are most eagerly sought for. Bond's Watertoion 
is a collection of the records of a neighborhood, but its very discon- 
nectedness makes it of value to a wide circle of readers. 

282 American Genealogist. [1871. 

Fletcher Genealogy : An Account of the Descendants 
of Robert Fletcher, of Concord, Mass. By Edward 
H. Fletcher, of New York City. Printed for the 
Author, by Alfred Mud2:e & Son, 34 School st., 
Boston : 1871. Svo, pp. 279. 

A good specimen of the simpler form of genealogy. There is 
hardly any biography; very probably the individuals mentioned, a 
large proportion of whom were farmers, led unpretending lives. The 
dates seem carefully collected, and the volume has a good index. 
The plan is not very good, the first four generations being traced, 
and then the great-grandsons consecutively are taken as heads of 
lines. But these families are collected into eleven parts without 
any plan except such as govern the chapters of books, viz., some 
regard to length. In some, only one family is traced ; in others, two 
or more are added together. There is no confusion of plan, but the 
cause of this arbitrary connection is not explained. 

Still the author has done a work for which he should receive the 
thanks of his relatives. He mentions that, in 1848, he published a 
genealogical chart of the family which we have noticed in the list of 
additions at the end of this volume. On p. 64 is a cut of Emerson 
arms, but no authority is given for it. A portrait of Calvin Fletcher 
forms the frontispiece. 

A Genealogy of one branch of the Wood Family, from 
1638 to" 1870. Brooklyn, N. Y. : Edgar Darbee, 
printer, 157 South First street. 1871. 12mo, pp. 26. 

This record is of the descendants of Capt. Samuel Wood of 
Northborough, son of Abraham W., grandson of Michael W., and 
gr. grandson of William VI., of Concord. From this point of de- 
parture the record seems quite full. 

An Account of the Silver Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. 
F. P. Draper, at Westford, N. Y., Friday evening 
June 16, 1871. Including the Historical Essays on 
the Draper and Preston Families, read on the occa- 
sion; and also the Poem, Addresses and other 
Exercises. Albany : Joel Munsell. 1871. Svo, pp. 32. 

Although such a record is of interest chiefly to the persons con- 
cerned in it, the genealogist will find much information about the 
Drapers and Prestons in the pages of this pamphlet. 

1871.] American Genealogist. 283 

The Blatchford Memorial. New York: 1871. 8vo, 

pp. 104. 

This privately printed volume was prepared by Samuel Blatctford. 
The first thirty-four pages contain the autobiography of Rev. Samuel 
Blatchford who was born in 1767 at Plymouth Dock; now Devon- 
port, CO. Devon, Eng. In 1795 he came with his family to America 
and was settled at Bedford, Westchester county. New York. In 
1804 he was made pastor of the united Presbyterian churches of 
Lansingburg and Waterford, N. Y., which position he held till his 
death in 1828. 

Pages 75-77 relate to Rev. Henry Blatchford ; pp. 79-95 contain 
brief memoirs of other children of the emigrant; pp. 97-104 contain 
the record of all the descendants of Rev. Samuel, most of whom 
reside in New York. 

Report in relation to the claim of the Heirs at Law 
of Samuel Collins, dec'd, late of Waterford town- 
ship, Gloucester county in the Western Divison of 
the state of New Jersey, to any unsettled estate in 
England ; by the examination of the Records in the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Principal Registry 
of Probate in the city of London, England. By 
John Clement, Haddonfield, New Jersey. Trenton, 
N. J. ; Wm. T. Nicholson & Co., printers. 1871. 8vo, 
pp. 54. 

A pamphlet of no value or interest. 

Genealogy of the Three Daughters of Samuel and 
RosANNA Collins, late of Waterford township in 
Gloucester county and state of New Jersey. (In the 
paternal and maternal line). Collected and Arranged 
from Deeds, Wills, Memoranda, etc. By John 
Clement, Pladdonfield, New Jersey. Philadelphia, 
the Leisinring Steam Printing House. Jayne's Build- 
ing Nos. 237 and 239 Dock St. 1871. 8vo, pp. 13. 

A companion to the above. 

284 American Genealogist. [1871. 

The Howe Family Gathering at Harmony Grove, 
South Framiiigham, Thursday, Aug. 31, 1871. By 

Rev. Elias Nasoii, M. A Published by 

Elias Howe, 103 Court street, Boston, 1871. Price 
fifty cents. 8vo, pp. 46. 

The Howes no doubt had a good time and naturally wished to 
make a memorial thereof, but whoever had it in charge has made 
the book ridiculous, by sprinkling throughout coats-of-arms to which 
none of the name here have any right. Such family meetings are 
an American idea and should be encouraged ; but these unauthor- 
ized claims for English honors are absurd and cannot be too strongly 
condemned. Elias Howe, the inventor of the sewing machine, is 
the greatest glory of the American family. 

Family of Foster, of Charlestown, Mass. Reprinted 
from the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for January, 1871. 8vo, pp. 6. 

In t])is pamphlet Mr. William S. Appleton traces the male line 
of the descendants of Capt. William Foster, of Charlestown, who d. 
1698, having had three sons, Rev. Isaac-, Richard- and John'^. 
Richard"^ alone had sons, viz : Richard'^ and Isaac'*. Isaac ' again 
alone kept the name alive by his sons William^ and Isaac'. Here 
the race terminated, William! dying unmarried, and Isaac^, who 
was a famous surgeon in the revolutionary army, leaving daughters 

Thei-e are numerous descendants in the female line, however, who 
will appreciate this careful and exhaustive record of the family. 

Genealogy of the Button Family of Pennsylvania, 
preceded by a History of the family from the time 
of William the Conqueror to the year 1669, with an 
Appendix containing a short Account of the Buttons 
of Conn. Compiled by Gilbert Cope. West Chester, 
Pa., printed for the Author, by F. S. Hickman, 
printer. 1871. 8vo, pp. 112. 

The first 28 pages contain a sketch of the famous Button family 
of Cheshire, reprinted from Lycester's ^is^oricaZ Antiquities. This is 

1871.] American Genealogist. 285 

not so much out of place, since it is certain that the emigrant John 
Dutton, who bought land in Pennsylvania, in 1682, was from Over- 
ton, CO. Chester. Although nothing is known of his parentage, the 
proper spot for inquiry is thus pointed out, and researches there may 
be successful. 

The record of his descendants is carefully traced in many lines. 
One of the most noteworthy of the race was Thomas Dutton, of 
Chichester, Penn., bora 2 mo. 2, 1769, died 9 mo. 12, 1869, being 
thus a centenarian. The proofs of his great age are all that could be 

In an appendix brief mention is made of the Duttons of Con- 
necticut, descended from Thomas D. of Wallingford, 1710-1802. 

A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight and 
HiGHT Families : with some account of the earlier 
Hyatt Families, a list of the First Settlers of Salis- 
bury and Amesbury, Mass., etc. By David W. Hoyt. 
Providence : printed for the Author by the Provi- 
dence Press Co. Boston : Henry Hoyt, 1871. 8vo, 
pp. 686. 

The first 128 pages of this book are made up from the sheets of 
the former edition; pp. 129-208 contain additions and corrections 
thereof. This part is the Salisbury family descended from John 
Hoyt. Pages 209-272 relate to the meeting of the family at Stamford, 
Conn., in 1866. Pages 286-632 contain the record of the descend- 
ants of Simon Hoyt, ofCharlestown, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., many 
of whom adopted the spellings of Hait and Haight. The book is 
thoroughly indexed and contains a number of engravings, of which a 
list is given on p. xi. 

In almost all respects the work is highly creditable to all con- 
cerned in preparing it. The number of persons here recorded, ex- 
clusive of wives and husbands not of the name, is 3,442 descended 
from John, 6,040 descended from Simon. Great enthusiasm, as well 
as patient labor and care, alone could lead to the completion of such 
a great task. If it had been practicable for the editor to arrange 
all his additions in their proper places in the text, the work would 
have gained in appearance. As it is, it deserves a place in the first 

286 American Genealogist. [1871. 

A History of the Cutter Family of New England. 
The Compilation of the late Dr. Benjamin Cutter, 
of Woburn Mass. Revised and enlarged by William 

Richard Cutter Boston : printed by David 

Clapp & Son, 1871. Svo, pp. 363. 

A great store-house of information about the Cutters and allied 
families, seriously injured by the use of a bad plan of arrangement. 
In many respects the work is an admirable one, and fills the reader 
with respect for the industry and discretion of the author ; had he 
but adopted the usual and clear mode of marshalling his assets, he 
would have given us a first class genealogy. Authors, familiar with 
the right place to which every line is to be assigned, are too often 
forgetful of the fact that the reader must have a clear system pre- 
sented to his mind, to enable him to cope with the matters set be- 
fore him. 

The first of the name here was widow Elizabeth Cutter, who is 
believed to be the mother of William C. of Charlestown, and after- 
wards of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; — of Richard, the ancestor of 
the family here ; probably of several daughters who settled here, 
viz : Isabella Sweetman, Joyce Goffe, Elizabeth Stetson, Joanna 
Hale, and certainly of Barbara, wife of Elijah Corlet, the school- 

A Pedigree & Genealogical Notes from Wills, Re- 
gisters and Deeds, of the distinguished Family of 
Penn, of England and America, designed as a Tri- 
bute to the Memory of the great and good William 
Penn, the Founder of Pennsylvania : London : com- 
piled and published by James Coleman, Genealo- 
gical Bookseller, 22 High St., Bloomsbury, 1871. 
Entered at Stationers' Hall. Svo, pp. 24. 

This is a miscellaneous collection of notes about the Penns, made 
by the well-knowa London bookseller ; and is more of a curiosity 
than of real importance to the genealogist. The American branch is 
confessedly imperfectly recorded. 

1871.] American Genealogist. 28T 

Eeminiscences of Lucius Manlius Sargent : with an 
Appendix containing a Genealogy of liis Family, and 
other matters. By John H. Sheppard. Boston : 
printed by David Clapp & Son. 1871. Svo, pp. 51. 

The genealogy here indicated is an accurate and quite copious 
record of the descendants of William Sargent, of Gloucester, who. 
married Mary Epes. Many of them have been residents of Boston, 
and have held a high social position. The subject of the memoir 
was for many years a force in the community. A man of very de- 
cided opinions, a fluent writer and unsparing in his attacks upon any 
person or thing that ofi"ended him, he was the delight and terror of 
his friends. Too often his severe censures were unjust, and the 
intentional bitterness of his remarks of ten injured the cause he 

He was an antiquary, rather of the older style, and a collection of 
his essays entitled Dealings with the Dead, hy a Sexton of the Old 
School, was published in 1866. It contains some curious mat- 
ters about Boston, mixed with some fanciful and many heavy disqui- 
sitions about burials and kindred subjects. 

Memorial of William Spooler, 1637, and of bis De- 
scendants to the third generation ; of his great 
grandson, Elnathan Spooner, and of his Descendants, 
to 1871. By Thomas Spooner. [Private Edition.] 
Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & Co. Ib71. Svo, pp. 242. 

This is a good record of one of our Plymouth Colony families con- 
tinued to the third generation fully, and then renewed in one especial 
branch. The author resides in Ohio, and it is quite remarkable that 
he should have been able to prepare so elaborate an account of a 
family so remote from him. On nearly every page is a foot-note 
referring to some family allied to the Spodners, and in the appen- 
dices are genealogies of the families of Lewis, Leonard and Emmons. 

Historical Notes of the Family of Kip of Kipsburg and 
Kip's Bay, New York. Privately printed. 1871. 
Svo, pp. 49. 

In this handsome volume, from Munsell's press, the Episcopalian 
bishop of California, Rev. William I. Kip, has set forth briefly the 

288 American Genealogist. [1871. 

pedigree of his family. Undoubtedly it has been one of the patrician 
families of New York, beginning with Hendrick Kype, whose son 
Isaac was one of the Great Citizenship in 1657, father of Hendrick 
and Jacob, co-patentees of the manor of Kipsburg, in 16^8. The 
first Hendrick is called son of Ruloff, and grandson of Rulofi' de Kype, 
of a Catholic family long settled near Alengon in Bretagne. The au- 
thority for the pedigree is not given, but the arms of the family 
were long in the Dutch Church at New York, and carved over the 
door of the Kip's Bay house, which was built in 1655. The arms 
on the title page are azure, a chevron oi\ between two griffins sejant 
and a sinister gauntlet apaume (tinctures not given). Crest, a demi- 
griffin holding a cross. Motto, " vestigia nulla retrorsum." 

In Appendix II, Bishop Kip treats of his maternal ancestry, 
through his mother, Maria, daughter of Duncan Ingraham, of Pough- 
keepsie. It is said that this family is descended from the second 
brother of Henry Ingram, Viscount Irwin in the peerage of Scot- 
land, a title created in 1661 and terminating in 1778. This younger 
brother is called Arthur Ingram of Barrowby, but the intermediate 
links are omitted. If the author possesses any authentic documents 
proving this pedigree, he will confer a favor on American genealo- 
gists by publishing them. 

Lastly, the author gives some considerable account of the Law- 
rences, repeating the idle fables of the descent of John and Wil- 
liam L. of Flushing, from Sir John of Ashton Hall. All of this is 
worth nothing, and its presence is the more to be regretted as it 
casts a strong shadow of suspicion over the Ingraham pedigree. If 
the bishop adopts one set of fables, his unsupported testimony to 
another unproved pedigree must go for little. 

[Browne Family Letters. Communiccated to the N. E. 
Historical and Genealogical Register for October, 
1871.] 8vo, pp. 4. 

This reprint from the Register, without a regular title page, con- 
tains quite a curiosity. About 1740, William Browne of Salem, 
wrote to John Crofts of Rougham, co. Suffolk, asking particulars of 
family history. These letters and a copy of an answer are preserved 
by John C, a great-grandson of the correspondent, and, through the 
kindness of antiquarian friends, they were sent here for publication. 
The contents are instructive. The Brownes here had become colo- 
nial magnates, three generations being members of the council. By 

1871.] American Gtenealogist. 289 

tradition William knew that his ancestor had a brother in Loudon, 
and other relatives in Suffolk. This brother, Richard Browne, it 
seems had a grand-daughter Judith Crofts, mother of John. Browne 
writes to ask to what family of Crofts John belongs, naming vari- 
ous gentry of the name ; but his correspondent was only a miller. 
It is probable that in many other cases, the traditional glories of 
our English ancestry will be found to shrink into what would now 
be considered insignificance. 

A sketch of these Salem Brownes, a family now extinct in the 
male line, is in the Heraldic Journal. Other families of the name 
still flourish in Essex co., Mass. 

An Account of the Temple Family, with Notes and 
Pedigree of the families of BowDOiisr, Bradford, 
WiNTHROP and Nelson. Reprinted from the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register, with 
corrections and additions, by George Temple Chap- 
man. New York : reprinted for private circulation 
onlv, by the Bradstreet Press, No. 279 Broadway. 
1871. 8vo, pp. 22. 

This is simply an unauthorized reprint of my pamphlet which 
was noticed ante^ p. 104. Mr. Chapman added a few late dates and 
about a page of new matter, and then put his own name on the 
title. Such instances are rare and need not be characterized. I re- 
gret exceedingly that this reprint was made, as the English part is 
wrong, though copied from the standard English authorities. Sir 
John Temple was recognized as the eighth baronet, and his de- 
scendant enjoys the title to-day, yet no one can trace out with pre- 
cision his descent from any prior baronet. I believe, however, that 
he was rightfully entitled to the rank, and I imagine that lie was 
to be traced to the first baronet through his third son, Thomas Tem- 
ple, although the progeny of the fourth son. Miles Temple, is still 


290 American Genealogist. [1871. 

DiCTiONNAiRE Genealogique des Familles Cana- 
DiENNES, depuis la fondation de la Colonie jusqu'a 
nos jours. Par L'Abbe Cyprien Tanguay. Premier 
volume, depuis 1608 jusqu'a 1700. Province de 
Quebec, Eusebe Senecal, imprimeur-editeur. 1871. 
8vo, pp. 623. 

This is apparently a book corresponding to Savage's Dictionary, 
for Canadian families. It possesses a certain value for our own gene- 
alogists, as the author has given various particulars about captives 
taken from the English colonies some of whom, at least, became 
domiciled in Canada. A list of these prisoners, taken from this book 
s to be found in the Register, xxvill, 158-160. The reader is 
referred to Parkman's last volume, for a lively sketch of the history 
of the colonization of Canada, and its social life in the seventeenth 

There is another genealogical book treating of the " Grrandes 
Families " of Canada, published also by Mr. E. Senecal. 

Memoir of Rev. Samuel Whiting, D.D., and of his 
wife, Elizabeth St. John ; with references to some 
of their English Ancestors and American Descend- 
ants. By William Whiting, former President of the 
N. E. Hist. Geneal. Society. Author of " War Pow- 
ers under the Constitution of the United States," 
etc. Fifty copies printed, not published. Boston : 
printed by Rand, Avery & Co. 1871. 8vo, pp. 334. 

The first 190 pages of this book are given to a memoir of Rev. 
Samuel Whiting, who was born in Boston, co. Lincoln, Eng., in 
1597, was graduated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, and came to 
New England in 1636. He was settled as minister at Lynn, Mass., 
and died there in 1679. He belonged to a family of gentry long 
resident in Lincolnshire, and his wife had a still more distinguished 
pedigree, being the sister of Oliver St. John, lord chief justice of 
England, of the race of the Barons St. John of Bletsoe ; she was a 
cousin of Oliver Cromwell. 

This memoir is, as the title indicates, the chief object of interest, 
and is a comprehensive collection of all that can be found concern- 
ing the worthy Puritan minister. 

1871.] American Genealogist. 291 

The pedigrees are mucli less elaborated and would be much im- 
proved by some system of numbering. But few branches apparently 
are traced. In regard to the English part, a number of records of 
wills and baptisms are given, to aid any future inquirer, but with- 
out any attempt to arrange the material so collected. 

Notice is also taken of other families of the name, or of a similar 
one. Thus there are many descendants of Nathaniel Whiting of 
Dedham, and William Whiting of Hartford, both of whom are 
thought to have come from Boxford, co. Suffolk, Eng., and of James, 
Matthew, and Thomas Whiton of Hingham, Mass. Considerable 
space is given to the "Virginia family of Whiting, to which be- 
longed Beverly Whiting, a god-father of George Washington's. 

The illustrations of the volume are an engraving of the Whiting 
coat-of-arms, and a large tabular pedigree of the ancestors of Eliza- 
beth (St. John) Whiting. 

Memoir of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, Author of 
the Day of Doom. By John Ward Dean. Second 
edition. Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munsell. 1871. 8vo, 
pp. 160. 

The original edition was noticed ante, p. 181 ; but this is so much 
enlarged that it is virtually a new work. Though not specifically 
a genealogy, it contains a general history of the family, and of course 
it gives to its particular topics of biography and bibliography, au 
expanse impossible in formal genealogies. It is a most admirable ac- 
count of one of the founders of this colony, and will always remain 
as a standard authority. 

Lawrence Townley Estate of England. Buffalo : 
printing house of Matthews & Warren. 1871. 12mo, 
pp. 24. 

This is another fortune-hunting scheme, started apparently by 
one Jasiel Lawrence. He claims through a John Lawrence said to 
have married a Mary Townley, and to have emigrated in 1716, 
whose son Jonathan was married in 1738 at Walpole, Mass. This 
pedigree is entirely opposed to that of the New York Lawrences, 
reviewed ante, p. 135. After settling this fight, the heirs can go to 
England with more confidence. 

I have seen a bond for $1000 issued by Jasiel Lawrence, which 
leads me to suppose that money has been collected for the purpose 
of pursuing this clainj. 

292 American Genealogist. [1872. 

Lyman Anniversary. Proceedings at the Reunion of 
the Lyman Family, held at Mt. Tom and Spring- 
field, Mass., August 30th and 31st, 1871. Albany, 
N. Y. : Joel Munsell. 1871. 8vo, pp. 60. 

At this interesting family meeting, addresses were made by Hon. 
Lyman Tremain, Henry Lyman, Huntington Lyman and others. 
As the family history was published in the following year, it is un- 
necessary to do more than cite the above title. 

Memorial Record. In memory of Hon. Increase Sum- 
ner, of Great Barrington, Mass. A Funeral Discourse 
by Rev. Evarts Scudder. With an Appendix, con- 
taining Obituary Notices of the Press ; Resolutions 
and Proceedings of the Berkshire Bar ; and Dedi- 
catory Exercises of Julia Sumner Hall. Bridgeport, 
Conn. : Gould & Stiles. (Farmer Office), cor. Wall 
and Water sts. 1871. 8vo, pp. 74. 

This memorial contains no genealogy, but yet may be noticed as a 
biography of Increase Sumner, a gentleman long and honorably em- 
ployed in the public service, and of his daughter Julia Sumner, who 
died in 1864. It was in her memory that her father built the hall to 
bear her name, the dedication of which was the occasion of the pub- 
lication of this book. The tributes to both parent and child are 
affectionate and interesting. 


Cyclopedia of Biography, containing a History of the 
Family and Descendants of John Collins, a former 
resident of Milford, Conn., to which is appended a 
notice of their kindred, near and remote, by blood 
and affinity. Hudson : M. P. Williams, Register and 
Gazette Office. 1872. 8vo, pp. 124. 

The first of the family here was John C, said to have been born 
in France in 1706. The Collins take but some 26 pages and the 
rest of the volume is given to the kindred. Of course such a plan 
is unsatisfactory and almost useless. The author seems to have been 
diligent and careful, but the idea of the book is faulty. 

1872.] American Genealogist. 293 

Proceedings of the first Convention of the Breed 
Family, of the United States of America, held at 
Jamestown, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1868, together with a 
Historical Address delivered by Deacon J. C. Breed 
upon that occasion. Jamestown, N. Y. : Chautau- 
qua Democrat Steam Printing House. 1872. 8vo, 
pp. 22. 

A rambling sketch of the descendants of Allan Breed of Lynn, 
Mass., but yet sufficient to give a general idea of the main ramifica- 
tions of the family. These gatherings indeed are a custom peculiar 
to New England, and deserve to be encouraged in every way. 

A Family History. Johnson, Stewart, Wilson, Bow- 
ers. Washington : Gibson Brothers, printers, 1872. 
8vo, pp. 17. 

The preface states the compiler to be W. M. Watson. The pamph- 
let is a memorial of Margaretta M. S., daughter of Robert Wilson 
and Martha Stewart, his wife. Margaretta married in 1802 John M. 
Bowers of Boston, and died at Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1872, aged 
93 years. This record is an interesting account of the immediate an- 
cestors of Mrs. Bowers. 

Narrative of the Settlement of George Christian 
Anthon in America, and of the removal of the fam- 
ily from Detroit, and its establishment in New York 
City. By Charles Edward Anthon, one of his grand- 
children. New York, April, 1872. A small number 
of copies printed for the family by the Bradstreet 
Press. 8vo, pp. 22. 

The emigrant was born in 1734 at Salzungen, in the Duchy of 
Saxe-Meiningen, of reputable parentage, his father having been a 
clergyman there, and his grandfather, president of the town council. 
George-Christian became a surgeon, and was employed as such in a 
Dutch vessel, which was captured by a British privateer and carried 
into New York in 1757. Anthon having no personal responsibilities 
towards either side remained here, and was made assistant surgeon 
to the 60th regiment, the Royal Americans. He was stationed at 
Detroit in 1760, where he remained till after the revolution, prac- 

294 American Genealogist. [1872. 

ticing as a physician as well as holding his military grade. He was 
twice married and had twelve children. In 1786 he moved to 
New York, and there his three sons, John, the lawyer, Henry, the 
clergyman, and Charles, the professor, have all rendered the name 
a noted one in this country. 

Notes on the Ancestry of Sylvester Baldwin. By 
Charles C. Baldwin, A.M. Cleveland, Ohio. Re- 
printed from the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Resiister for July, 1872. Boston : 
David Clapp & sSn. 1872. 8vo, pp. 15. 

We have already reviewed a book about the Baldwins (ante, p. 
278), in correction and addition to which this is issued. 

The author makes it clear that Sylvester Baldwin was of Aston 
Clinton, co. Bucks, of a family traced for four generations earlier; 
that Sylvester died on his voyage hither, but his family settled at 
Milford, Conn., and that there were various other Baldwins at Mil- 
ford, probably cousins, but not nearer relatives of Sylvester. Syl- 
vester had sons Richard of Milford and John of New London, the latter 
being father of Sylvester of Stonington through whom the line has 
been continued. 

With Sylvester sr. came a boy named John Baldwin, probably a 
relative, who may probably be the John of Norwich, ancestor of 
Gov. Roger S. Baldwin of Conn. 

There were also at Milford, Conn., contemporary with Sylvester's 
family there, Nathaniel and Timothy, certainly brothers ; Joseph, 
probably their brother, and John. Savage has mixed these families 
very much in his record, but in this account the true lines are shown. 

It is to be hoped that the Baldwins, whose record is so honorable 
in this country, will soon find some historian willing to trace out the 
various branches here, and to follow up the line in England. 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Angell, who 

settled in Providence, 1636 By Avery F. 

Angell. Providence: A. Crawford Greene, printer 
to the state. 1872. 8vo, pp. 209. 

In this unpretending history the reader will find many of the ex- 
cellencies lacking in larger volumes. The dates are full and exact, 
and the matter arranged on a good plan. The race has not been very 
prolific, but several members have attained high station, while all 

1872.] American Genealogist. 295 

seemed to have kept a good social position. The author has been for- 
tunate in collecting many details about nearly every one of the per- 
sons here recorded. Our favorite is Col. Isaac Angell of rev- 
olutionary fame, who had three wives and seventeen children, and 
being left a widower at the age of ninety, was prepared to be married 
a fourth time, when death cut him off prematurely at the age of ninety- 

The Descendants of Thomas White of Marblehead, 
and Mark Haskell, of Beverly, Mass. With Brief 
Notices of the Coombs Family. Compiled by Perley 
Derby, Salem, Mass. Boston : Press of David Clapp 
& Son. 334 Washington st 1872. 8vo, pp. 81. 

These are carefully prepared genealogies, and are quite full in the 
earlier generations, and in one or two lines to the present time. They 
were prepared for, and have been printed at the expense of, Capt. 
Ambrose H. White. 

There have been numerous families of the name of White in New 
England, representing probably as many distinct families, the name 
being very common in England. This record will be of assistance 
in tracing the Whites of Essex county, and the Haskell genealogy 
is of about the same extent and value. 

The Chipman Lineage, particularly as in Essex County, 
Mass. By R. Manning Chipman, Lisbon, Conn [From 
the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute.] 
Salem : Printed at the Salem Press. 1872. 8vo, pp. 

The record here given is of a part of the Chipman family only, and 
is apparently thorough as far as it goes. Its main value is in regard 
to the identification of the emigrant. 

It is said that Elder John Chipman of Dorchester, Mass., came here 
in 1631, aged about 16, under the care of Richard Derby. It seems 
that there are family papers preserved which show that John was 
son of a Thomas Chipman of Whitchurch near Dorchester, co. Dorset, 
Eng. This Thomas sold, im providently as was alleged, certain lands 
to his cousin Christopher Derby, brother of William Derby a member 
of the Massachusetts Company. The child John Chipman was 
brought up with Christopher's sons, John and Richard Derby, came 
here with them, and after arrivino; at man's estate intended to sue 

296 American Genealogist. [1872. 

for a recovery of his lands. He prepared the document from which 
these facts are taken, but probably never commenced a suit. We wish 
Mr. Chipman had stated more clearly where this document is pre- 
served. He cites also a deposition in another suit of date of 1641, 
confirming in some respects the main story. 

The History and Pedigrees of the House of Gaillard 
or Gaylord in France, England and the United States, 
with a view of Chateau Gaillard, in Normandy: a 
view of Gaylordsville in Connecticut : a portrait of 
the Author, with the family Arms, and other por- 
traits. By William Gaillard . . . Cincinnati : . . . Caleb 
Clark, printer . . . [no date] pp. 64. 

This is a rambling collection of notes of very little value. The 
author is an Englishman by birth, a native of North Molton in 
Devonshire. He claims descent from a William G. of Wincanton 
near Glastonbury, alive in 1685, and beyond that he has an idea 
that his family was of French origin. Huguenots. This is possible, 
but as the name is a common one in France, this leads to nothing. 

Without any warrant, the author would connect the American Gay- 
lords with this family. No proof is given and so the opinion is of 
little value. 

The author mentions a South Carolina family of Gaillards, very pro- 
bably of French origin, as we know that there was a considerable 
emigration of Frenchmen to that colony. 

The book as a whole is far below the requirements of modern 
genealogists and is of value only so far as it gives facts. 

The Benson Family of Newport, Rhode Island. To- 
gether with an Appendix containing the Benson 
Families in America, of English Descent. Privately 
printed. New- York : The Nation Press. December, 
1872. 8vo, pp. 65. 

This is an interesting account of certain branches of a family which 
was among the late settlers in Newport, beginning with John Benson 
who married there in 1714. His son William was in the African 
trade, was twice married and left three sons ; of these two continued in 
the same trade, then of course largely a traflSc in slaves, but the third, 
George, was of the firm of Brown, Benson and Ives, in other branches 

1872.] American Genkaloqist. 297 

of commerce, and became a strong abolitionist. His daughter mar- 
ried the well known William Lloyd Garrison, whose son Wendell P. 
Garrison is the author of this history. 

The book contains much biography, and is, so far as it extends, a 
good genealogy. The author indicates various offshoots from this 
main stock, and also in the appendix points out that there were 
numerous other families of the name here at an early date, some of 
whom at least are probably still represented. 

Spalding Memoeial: a Genealogical History of Edward 
Spalding, of Massachusetts Bay, and his Descend- 
ants. By Samuel J. Spalding, Newburyport, Mass. 
Boston : Alfred Mudge & Son, printers, No. 3 
School street. 1872. 8vo, pp. 619. 

In this large and compact volume we have a thorough and valuable 
record of the prolific race of Spaldings. Undoubtedly this race has 
taken firm root in this country, and has furnished many worthy and 
some eminentcitizens. The author has been very diligent in collecting 
facts as well as discriminating in the use of them, and his book is in 
all respects most creditable. It belongs undoubtedly in the first class 
of family histories. 

We were disposed to regret the introduction of engraved coats-of- 
arms, since nothing is known of the family antecedent to the emigrant. 
But the fact that so many diverse coats are given, ought to apprise 
even the most careless reader, that the American family can claim no 
particular one of them. 

There are several good engraved portraits in the book ; the plan is 
simple and clear, and a copious index enables the reader to use the 
information so carefully prepared for him. 

The Trowbridge Family; or, the Descendants of 
Thomas Trowbridge, one of the First Settlers of 
New-Haven, Conn. Compiled at the request of 
Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge, of New-Haven, 
Conn. By Rev F. W. Chapman, A. M. * * * * 
New-Haven : Punderson, Crisand & Co., printers and 
lithographers. 1872. 8vo, pp. 461. 

This is a very good account of the Trowbridges, an enlargement of 
the pamphlet published in 1854, and reviewed ante^ p. 86. The plan 


298 American Genealogist. [1872. 

is simple, the index is ample, and the dates are given with fulness ; but 
like all of Mr. Chapman's otherwise admirable works, this volume con- 
tains too many of the descendants in the female lines, who do notbelong 
in this family. 

The English link is unusually satisfactory. Thomas, the emigrant, 
returned to England, and in 1663 styling himself of Taunton, co. 
Somerset, gent., he made his three sons joint attorneys of his estate 
here. He seems to have died in 1673. Probably farther research 
in England would furnish a much more connected pedigree than is 
here given. 

A Record of Births, Baptisms, Publishments, Mar- 
riages and Deaths, in the Perkins Family of Ipswich. 
Communicated hy Geo. A. Perkins, M.D. From the 
Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. Salem : 
printed at the Salem Press. 1872. 8vo, pp. 16. 

As the title page shows this is not a genealogy, but an exhaustive 
list of the items to be found in the Ipswich town records, and the 
Essex county records, relating to persons of the name of Perkins. 

Life of Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard 
College. By Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, D.D. Boston : 
James R. Osgood and Company (late Ticknor & 
Fields, and Fields, Osgood & Co.), 1872. 12mo, pp. 

In this volume we have not only an interesting biography of a 
worthy minister, but a very fair account of a family still flourishing 
here. As to Henry Dunster, he was, as he says, anative of Lancashire; 
he was educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, A.B. 1630, A. M. 
1634. He came to New England in 1640. Some years ago a 
letter was found dated March 1640-1, from Balehout ; written by 
Henry Dunster to his son Henry here. This was evidently the 
father of our clergyman, and on the register at Bury, co. Lane, is 
the register of the family of a Henry Dunster, bearing names some 
of which are coincident with our American ones. There are Henry 
Robert, Elizabeth and iMary, all mentioned in the letter: but there 
are four others not in the letter, and no baptism of Thomas, who is 
in the letter. If we accept this identification, which is made the 
more probable since there is a Bolholt 13i miles from Bury, where 

1872.] American Genealogist. 299 

there is a house still called Dausters, this record would make our 
Henry to be baptized, 29 Nov., 1620. This would make him very 
young at the time of his graduating, and only twenty years when he 
was made president of Harvard. Still this is not impossible, for our 
Edward Everett was a tutor at 18, and pastor at 19 years of age. 

The passage in Dunster's Confeasion of Faith (pp. 262-265) seems 
to confirm this view. He says when he was about 12 years old the 
Lord showed him his sins, etc.; then he tells of his various defections, 
and finally says, "so, after 10 years' troubles I came hither." This 
would show that he was about 12 years old when he went to college ; 
if he was so young he might have desired to leave the exact dates 

The register of his descendants is quite full and given with due pre- 
cision of dates. 

The Seaver Family. A Genealogy of Robert Seaver of 
Roxbury, Massachusetts, and some of his Descend- 
ants. By William Blake Trask. Boston : David 
Clapp & Son, printers. 1872. 8vo, pp. 52. 

This is an enlargement of an article published in the Register, and 
gives a good account of the family without aspiring to be complete. 
Among the more distinguished bearers of the name, we note Rev. 
Nicholas of Dover, N. H. ; William, member of the provincial con- 
gress ; Capt. James, U. S. Navy; Ebenezer, member of congress ; 
Col. James W, of Boston ; and Benjamin, mayor of Boston. The 
family has continued to hold a good position for two centuries in the 
locality where the emigrant settled, and this contribution to its history 
will interest many not of the name. 

The Chandler Family. The Descendants of William 
and Annis Chandler, who settled in Roxbury, Mass., 
1637. Collected by George Chandler, of Worcester, 
Mass. Printed for the Family. Boston : Press of 
David Clapp & Son, 334 Washington street. 1872. 
8vo, pp. XX vi and 1212. 

This immense volume contains a very thorough and careful record 
of the descendants of William Chandler, a member of Eliot's church 
at Roxbury, and hence presumably a native of the county of Essex in 
England. High praise is to be given to the author for the evident 

300 American Genealogist. [1872. 

care he has taken in ascertaining exact dates. The main defect in 
his book is that by tracing too many female branches, often for three 
generations, he has dragged into it much matter not belonging there, 
however valuable in itself. When a child has but one eighth or one 
sixteenth Chandler blood in its veins, it does not belong to the 
Chandler family. Probably one quarter of the book is thus misap- 

There is an engraving of a Chandler coat-of-arms, sadly out of 
place in such a record of facts. 

It is greatly to be deplored that by the great fire in Boston, most 
of this edition was lost, only forty-three copies being saved. We 
hope the author will prepare a new edition, and we also hope that 
he will confine it to the real Chandlers. 

Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Great Britain and 
America : the Ancestors and Descendants of Richard 
Lyman, from High Ongar in England, 1631. By 
Lyman Coleman, D.D., Professor in Lafayette CoL, 
Easton, Penn. . . . Albany, N. Y. : J. Munsell, 1872. 
8vo, pp. 533. 

The history naturally falls into two parts, the English and Ame- 
rican ; and the latter, which comprises the record of many dis- 
tinguished bearers of the name, is very fairly done. The six grand- 
sons of the emigrant are taken as the heads of branches, and the 
arrangement of each part is simple. The author often deviates from 
his plan, and thus gives his book an appearance of confusion for 
which it is not really censurable. 

In regard to the English part, conspicuously paraded on the title 
page, little praise can be awarded. There may be truths in the col- 
lection, but they are not easily discernable. On pp. 17, 32 and 33, 
the author tries to show that Richard Lyman was born at High Ongar 
and was baptized there Oct. 30, 1580, son of Henry L. of same : 
that he married Sarah Osborne and had nine children bapt. at High 
Ongar, five of whom came here with him. These were Phillis, 
Richard, Sarah, John, Robert. As all these names occur in the will 
of the emigrant, dated Hartford, 1640, the identification seems correct. 
See also Eliot's C/m/-c7i J?ecwv/s (edited by Thornton), p. 163. 

But back of this the pedigree is vague in itself and made still more 
confused by the mode of arrangement. No ordinary reader can 
understand it; and we doubt if with great care we have succeeded in 

1872.] American Genealogist. 301 

really making sense of it. Apparently, for it is no where stated, the 
author makes Henry, father of the emigrant to be descended from 
Thomas Lyman of Navistoke, co. Essex, who m. Elizabeth, heiress of 
Henry Lambert of High Ongar about 1488. Thomas's son Henry- 
m. Alice Hyde 1517, and had John'^ living in 1546. Beyond this 
point the book is a perfect muddle, but we infer that this Johu'^ is 
meant to be father of Henry^ and grandfather of the emigrant. Ap- 
parently also the emigrant is called brother of a Henry'^ L. who came 
to New England but died s. p. 

Again he says that Elizabeth, widow of the Henry'' who came here, 
corresponded with her husband's cousin. Sir John Lemau, lord mayor 
of London, who was son of John^ L. of High Ongar. This John,* 
uncle of the emigrant, would therefore be a third son of Johns. 
But Burke {Extinct Baronetages), says the lord mayor was son of 
John Leman of Gillingham, co. Norf., and Beccles, co. Suff., the first 
upon record of this family. The lord mayor used arms entirely 
different from those figured herein as belonging to the Lymans. This 
aflSliation is probably all wrong ; nor do we see any authority for 
Henry Lyman as an emigrant. Savage does not name him. 

In fact we suspect that the author had a tabular pedigree before him, 
and not understanding it has attempted to reduce it to narrative 
form with woful results. He also has added various items in places 
where they cannot possibly belong, and his English pedigree is con- 
sequently worthless. The late H. G-. Somerby stated that the Lymans 
had been identified by him in England, but did not say how many 
generations there had been traced. 

Some copies of the book contain a tabular pedigree of Richard's 
descendants, and a coat-of-arms. As to the latter, the right to use 
it must be suspended at least, until such time as some one investigates 
the promising indications here given, and satisfies himself about the 
true parentage of Henry Lyman of High Ongar. 

The CoRwm Genealogy (Cur win, Curwen, Corwine), 

in the United States. By Edward Tanjore Corwin, 

' Millstone, N. J. ... New- York : S. W. Green, 

printer. 16 and 18 Jacob street. 1872. 8vo, pp.284:. 

We regret to state that this neatly printed volume will obtain for 
its author but a small part of the credit due to his labor. By a faulty 
system of arrangement he has so obscured the merits of his work that 
few will recognize the value of his collections. The plan is simply 
the worst we have ever seen. There being four or five distinct families 

302 American Genealogist. [1872. 

of the name, the book is prepared by puttins; all of the descendants 
in the alphabetical sequence of their christian name, and referring 
back by a complicated system, to their ancestry. Thus all the 
Georges, Ellens, Marthas, Marys, &c., are found together. Of course 
the family arrangement is lost, and the peculiar value of a family 
history — its explanation of existing relationships — is entirely 
wanting. The book is not a genealogy, but a classified iadex to one. 
It is strange that authors will not consent to be instructed by the 
experience of the past twenty years, and to recognize the fact that 
the best plan for a genealogy is the one used in the Register. 

When we proceed to the more general matters in the book, we find 
the author too lax in his examination of authorities. There are two 
main families of the name, that descended from George Gorwin, of 
Salem, and that from Matthias Corwin, of Ipswich, and Southold, L. 
I., with possibly some lines from other emigrants of the name. The 
author evidently inclines to the truth of a tradition which makes 
Matthew a Hungarian ; and he wastes a number of pages on persons 
who have borne the name Corvinus, Such speculations are useless 
and are liable to lead to error ; we always regret to see them occupying 
the pages of a family history meant for general circulation. 

As to George Curwen, of Salem, our author says that he was de- 
scended from the family in Workington (p. xxvi), and on pp. 247- 
50 prints the pedigree. This is an unfounded assumption. It is 
probable that George Curwen was of gentle birth, but nothing cer- 
tain is known about his ancestry. (See the Heraldic Journal^ vol. 
i, pp. 145-49, for a statement of the facts known.) It is a mistake, 
calling for censure, to repeat these assumptions of a pedigree where 
no proofs have been found. 

The one item of news given on this point, is in a letter on p. viii, 
showing that Rev. George C, who died in 1717, grandson of the 
emigrant George, regarded Matthias and Thomas as brothers of this 
emigrant, and sons of a John Curwin. This document is of value 
as an early testimony to the relationship, but it needs substantiating 
by English records. 

We recognize Mr. Corwin's diligence and zeal in collecting materials 
for this history, but it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that he 
has been unwise in his selection of a plan, and doubly so in stating 
surmises as facts in that part which treats of the origin of either emi- 

1872.] American Genealogist. 303 

Historic Genealogy of the Kirk Family, as established 
by Roger Kirk, who settled in Nottingham, Chester 
County, Province of Pennsylvania, about the year 
1714, containing impartial biographical sketches of 
his Descendants as far as ascertained ; Also a record 
of two hundred and nine of the Descendants of 
Alphonsus Kirk, who migrated from Lurgan, North 
Ireland, and settled in the County of New Castle, 
Delaware. By Charles Stubbs, M.D. ; Cor. Mem. of 
the Maryland Academy of Science, &c, Lancaster, 
Pa. : Wylie & Griest. Inquirer Printing House, 1872. 
Large 16mo, pp. 252. 

The Roger Kirk whose record occupies most of this volume, was 
a settler here as early as 1712. He married Elizabeth Richards and had 
five children who married. His two sons and his daughter Elizabeth 
who married Thomas Woodward, are regarded as equally founders 
of families, and their descendants are traced with greatfullness through 
many families of various names. The work is well arranged and 
must be of great value to many persons besides the Kirks. Pages 
217-252 are given to the record of Alphonsus Kirk, of Newcastle, 
whose father is said to be Roger, and whose oldest son was named 
Roger. This last name was contemporary with Roger of Nottingham, 
but the author says, " what relation these two Roger Kirks bore tp 
each other, is a problem we have been unable to solve." 

We are glad to record this proof of the continuance of a taste for 
genealogy outside of New England. 

A Record of the Descendants of Col. Richard Lee of 
Virginia, prepared as an aid to farther investigation. 
By C. F. Lee, jr. and J. Packard, jr. Reprinted from 
the New-England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter. Boston : printed by David Clapp & Son, 1872. 
8vo, pp. 11. 

This is a praiseworthy attempt to give the true history of this noted 
Virginia family. The result is not all that could be wished, as the 
well-known deficiency of records in that state prevented the tracing 
of several branches, and caused a great lack of dates in the earlier 
generations. We have already pointed out that the emigrant ancestor 
of the family, doubtless belonged to the Lees of Ditchley and Quar- 
rendon, in England. 

304 American Genealogist. [1872. 

The Ancestry and Posterity of Zaccheus Gould of 
Topsfield. A condensed abstract of the family records. 
By Benjaman Ap thorp Gould. From the Historical 
Collections of the Essex Institute, Salem : printed 
for the Essex Institute. 1872. 8vo, pp. 109. 

In this preliminary abstract, Dr. Gould shows us that his ancestor 
Zaccheus was one of three brothers, sons of Richard Gould of Bo- 
vingdon, co. Herts, whose ancestors can be traced several generations 
farther back. Zaccheus was brother of Jeremy, ancestor of the 
Goulds of Rhode Island, and of John whose children came here, in- 
cluding one Zaccheus jr. who died unm. 

From Zaccheus quite an extensive genealogy is deduced, not, we 
presume, exhaustive in any line, but affording a very useful outline 
of the principal ramifications of the family. The dates are given 
with precision and the author states that he has admitted no sur- 
mises but confined himself to facts which he can prove. 

Dr. Gould is well-known for his scientific attainments, and the pre- 
face to this is dated at sea, on his voyage to South America to establish 
an observatory there. His father, of the same Christian name, was a 
prominent merchant in Boston, and before that was principal of the 
Latin school. A sister of this latter was Miss Hannah Gould, one of 
the first of our female poets. 

The Foster Family. One Line of the Descendants of 
William Foster, son of Reginald Foster, of Ipswich, 
Mass. By Perly Derby, of Salem, Mass. Boston : 
1872. 8vo, pp. 35. 

This genealogy as will be noticed is of one branch only, the author 
mentioning two other lines already recorded in print, those of Abra- 
ham and Reginald jr., sons of Reginald the emigrant. This line is 
that of William, fourth son of the first Reginald. Within the pre- 
scribed limits the work seems to be thoroughly performed. 

The edition of two hundred copies is from the press of D. Clapp 
& Son, and was privately printed for John Foster, Esq., of Boston. 

1872.] American Genealogist. 305 

The Buckingham Family ; or, the Descendants of Tho- 
mas Buckingham, One of the First Settlers of Milford, 
Conn. Compiled at the request of William A. Buck- 
ingham, of Norwich, Conn. By Rev. F. W. Chap- 
man, A. M., Author of the Chapman Family; 
Pratt Family ; Trowbridge Family, and Coitt 
Family ; . . . . Hartford, Conn : Press of Case, Lock- 
wood & Brainard. 1872. 8vo, pp. 384. 

This is a well printed, and in many respects satisfactory genealogy. 
The uiain defects are in the arrangement and enumeration. The 
emigrant had three sons and two daughters, and the record is given 
of their progeny thus, pp. 14-43 the issue of Daniel, 43-133 of 
Samuel, 134-329 of Thomas. Yet the numbering is consecutive, No 
333 being of the ninth generation, and No. 334 of the third. 

Again the compiler traces out too many female branches giving 
grand-children and gr. gr. children of Buckinghams who do not pro- 
perly belong in such a record. Lastly he gives an engraved coat-of- 
arms, for which confessedly there is no authority. 

With all these defects, the book remains as a very good history. 
Mr. Chapman has had experience at such work, and is careful and 
laborious. It may be that special reasons have caused the defects in 
his arrangement, and at all events by care and attention, all of the 
name can obtain the information they desire, in this volume. 

Descendants of George Hubbard, from 1600 to 1872. 
By Luther Prescott Hubbard New^-York : pub- 
lished by L. P. Hubbard, 80 Wall street. 1872. 
8vo, pp. 31. 

This record is confined to one branch of the Hubbards, the main 
line being traced from Greorge H. of Glastonbury, to Thomas of the 
seventh genenition, born in 1745. The descendants of Thomas are 
thence traced with great care. 

On p. 31, we find a certificate from the Am. College of Heraldry 
and Genealogical Registry, dated New York, signed by M. Turner For- 
man, which says, " our Herald, Mr. R. B. Irmtraut, having examined 
Burke and other works on heraldry, has no doubt that the coat-of- 
arms herein described belongs to your family." Then follows a de- 
scription of arms quoted from Burke. 

306 American Genealogist. [1872. 

Lest any Hubbard supposes that this gives him a right to such arms, 
we will say that the certificate of the nearest post-master would have 
been equally valuable. Of course, when the Hubbards trace their pedi- 
gree to some one entitled to arms, they can use them, but not before. 
In the meantime we advise them to adopt the arms of the Royal 
family of England, or any other pretty coat they may find in books 
on heraldry. 

[The BooGE Family.] 8vo, pp. 7. 

A pamphlet, without title page, reprinted from the JV. Y. Geneal. 
and Bioy. Record, for April, 1872, by Dr. D. Williams Patterson. 
It consists of an account prepared in 1823, by Aaron J. Booge, son 
of Eev. Ebenezer B., who was son of the emigrant John B. of East 
Haddara. Dr, Patterson has added many dates, and thus preserved 
the record of a family probably not very widely spread in this country. 

Genealogy, and Biographical Sketches, of the Descend- 
ants of Thomas and Anthony Thacher, from their 
Settlement in New England, June 4th, 16o5. Inde- 
pendent Printing House, Vineland,N. J. 1872. 12mo, 
pp. 92. 

In this volume we have a very interesting account of a family 
which has always maintained a prominent position in New England. 
There are two branches, descendant respectively from Anthony and 
from his nephew, Rev. Thomas, son of Rev Peter Thatcher, rector of 
St. Edmund, Salisbury, Eug. From the latter are descended Rev. 
Peter, Rev. Ralph, Rev. Oxenbridge, Rev. Peter jr., and many 
other worthy bearers of the name. The descendants of Anthony 
have been more numerous, many of tl.em being in public life, but 
have not shown the same hereditary tendency to the pulpit. 

The arms of the family, heiein eugravedj have been long and 
rightfully used. 

The author mentions a pamphlet on the subject of the family his- 
tory, published in July 1834, by Dr. James T. of Plymouth. This 
is undoubtedly a reprint from the New England ^lagazine of that 
date, which contains such an article, vol. Vil, pp. 1-16. 

1872.] American Genealogist. 307 

Genealogy of the Allen and Witter Families : among 
the Early Settlers of this continent and their De- 
scendants. By Asa W. Allen. Salem, O.: Printed by 
Luther W. Smith. 1872. 12mo, pp. 251. 

Part first, pp. 19-62, contains the author's view of the early settlers 
of North America, filled with a sound orthodoxy which now-a-days 
is rarely met with. The genealogy of the Allen family is rather a 
collection of miscellaneous notes, of little value since they lack any 
system of arrangement. Probably considerable information can be 
dug out of them by patient search. The Witter genealogy begins 
with Ebenezer W. of Preston, Conn., about 1700, called herein a 
Scotchman : it is open to the same condemnation. 

We can hardly consider this as more than an attempt at a family 
history, but are thankful for such bits of information as the author 
has hereby saved from oblivion . 

Genealogical History of John and Mary Andrews, who 
Settled in Farmington, Conn., 1640 : embracing 
their Descendants to 1872 ; with an Introduction 
of Miscellaneous Names of Andrews, with their Pro- 
genitors as far as known ; to which is added a List 
of some of the Authors, Clergymen, Physicians, and 
Soldiers of the Name. By Alfred Andrews, New- 
Britain, Conn., Author of History of New-Britain, 
Member of Connecticut Historical Society, and 
Corresponding Member of Wisconsin Historical So- 
ciety. Published by A. H. Andrews & Co., Chicago, III. 
Printed by Case, Lockwood and Brainard, Hartford, 
Conn. 1872. 8vo, pp. 652. 

This record is in most respects highly satisfactory. The number 
of families recorded as descended from John Andrews is about 2200, 
but the author in this enumeration includes one generation of females. 
That is he numbers all the Andrewses, females as well as males, and 
undertakes to make each the head of a family if married, but does 
not number the children of the females, who of course bear other 
surnames. This adds to the general interest of the book, but yet 
makes it more difficult to estimate the number of those named An- 


308 American Genealogist. [1873. 

It would have been an iuiprovement had the author added the 
exponential numbers to show the generations. Still the book shows 
evidence of great and careful labor, and it is to be hoped that the 
companion volume of the family descended from William Andrews 
of New Haven will soon appear. 

The index is on a novel and very useful plan; to each name is 
added those of the father and grandfather, thus greatly facilitating 
a search for any one of the name. 

There are ten engraved portraits in the volume, and many mis- 
cellaneous notes about persons of the name not descended from John 
or William. 

Contributions for the Genealogies of the First 
Settlers of the ancient County of Albany, from 
I60O to 1800. By Prof Jonathan Pearson. Albany, 
N. Y. : J. Munsell, 82 State street. 1872. Sm. 
4to, pp. 182. 

It is impossible to criticise the genealogies of persons written in 
a language unknown to the critic : and this is the position of most 
persons in regard to Dutch genealogies. We are told by good au- 
thorities that Prof. Pearson is skilled in the language of these early 
records, that he understands the system by which a dozen families 
beai'ing different names, have sprang from one ancestor, and that 
his book is therefore entitled to full credence. It certainly bears 
the evidences of care and areat labor. 


Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants 
of the First Settlers of the Patent and City of 
Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800. By Jonathan 
Pearson. Albany, N. Y.: J. Munsell, 82 State street. 
1873. Sm. 4to, pp. 324. 

This is a companion volume to the book above reviewed, and as we 
are told is entitled to the same confidence and praise. It is priated 
on larger type and therefore contains about the same amount of 

1873.] American Genealogist. 309 

Memoirs of the Marstons of Salem, with a Brief Gene- 
alogy of some of their Descendants Reprinted 

from the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, Vol. xxvii, 1873. Boston: press of David 
Clapp & Son. 1873. 8vo, pp. 48. 

As the title states, this is a memoir rather than a genealogy, cer- 
tain members of the family being selected for especial notice. Still 
it gives a very good outline of the history of a family which has 
always held a good position here, and the special biographies are 
very interesting and valuable. Few families have preserved so many 
interesting memorials of the past, as are here recorded from the letters 
and papers treasured up by appreciative descendants. 

Genealoo:v of two branches of the Whittier Family, 
from f620 to 1873. By D. B. Whittier, Boston, Mass. 
Boston : Alfred Mudge& Son, printers, No. 34 School 
street. 1873. 8vo, pp. 22. 

The record is very slight and is poorly an-anged. It is of very 
little importance when compared with most of the works herein 
noticed, but the dates seem to be given with commendable exactness. 

The Lapham Family Register, or Records of some of 
the Descendants of Thomas Lapham, of Scituate, 

Mass., in 1635. By William B. Lapham, M. D 

Augusta: SpragLie, Owen & Nash, printers. 1873. 
8vo, pp. 31. 

As this is professedly the record of but a portion of the Laphams, 
it is suflficient to say that this work seems to be very fairly performed. 

Caldwell Records. John and Sarah (Dillingham) 
Caldwell, Ipswich, Mass., and their Descendants; 
Sketches of Families connected with them by Mar- 
riage ; Brief Notices of other Caldwell Families. 
Collected and Arranged by Augustine Caldwell, 
Ipswich, Mass, Boston : published by William 
Parsons Lunt. 102 Washington street. 1873. 8vo, 
pp. 80. 

This is a very fair record of the Caldwells, though it does not pro- 
fess to trace all the lines. The main plan is judicious, though in 

310 American Genealogist. [1873. 

various appendices will be found records apparently received too late 
for arrangement in their proper place. Many other names are noticed 
also, and the book will be of service to many interested in Essex county 
families. We regret that the author has given two coats-of-arms, 
but the case is not so flagrant as we have often seen. 

Eightieth Birth-Day Anniversary of Deacon Reuben 
Guild, West Dedham, Massachusetts, September 20, 
1873. Together with the Genealogy and personal 
History of the West Dedham branch of the Guild 
family. Printed for private distribution. Providence : 
1873. 12mo, pp. 21. 

We have already noticed, on p. 234, the general history of the family. 
This record begins with Reuben (No 76)of the sixth generation and 
traces his descendants with great fullness. 

The Bermuda Branch of the Jauncey Family. 8vo, 


The pamphlet is dated New York, March 1873, and signed J. 0. 
B. From this little sketch we learn that many of the descendants 
of John Jauncey of Bermuda now live in the United States, and that 
there is a tradition that all of the name here are of the same stock 
as the Bermuda settler. 

1635 William Tuttle of New Haven. An Address 
deUveredat the Tuttle Gathering New Haven, Conn., 
September 3d, 1873. By Joseph F. Tuttle, President 
of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. Newark, N. 
J.: printed at the office of the Daily Advertiser. 
1873. 8vo, pp. 22. 

The title fully describes the book, and we need only add that the 
family here mentioned is to be kept distinct from that of Tuthill. 
To the Tuttles belong not only the orator of this celebration, but the 
astronomers Horace P., and Charles W. Tuttle. 

1873.] American Genealogist. 311 

A Rough Sketch of the Appleton Genealogy, by W. S. 
Appleton. Printed for Correction and Enlargement. 
Boston : press of T. R. Marvin & Son. 1873. Tall 
Svo, pp. 42. 

This is a genealogy, pure and simple, of which fifty copies only 
were printed, and is to be regarded as the frame work only on which, 
we hope, a future volume is to be built. Mr. Appleton gives many 
dates wanting in former histories of this family, and adds quite a 
number of recent branches. 

The Flanders Family. By William Prescott, M. D. 
Author of the Prescott Memorial. Svo, pp. 8. 

This was a reprint from the 27tli volume of the Register, being 
the part for April, 1873. Stephen Flanders, the emigrant, was of 
Salisbury, Mass., befoi'e 1650 ; and from him probably all of the name 
here are descended. The record is only a partial one, but is well 
performed so far as it reaches. 

The Autobiography of an Octogenarian, containing 
the Genealogy of his Ancestors, Sketches of their. 
History, and of various events that have occurred 
during his protracted life ; his Tiieological views, &c., 
&c. By D. N. Prime. Newburyport : William H. 
Huse & Co., printers, 1873. 12mo, pp. 293. 

The genealogical part of this book is very slight and indeed hardly 
warrants notice in our list. The autobiography is written in a kindly 
vein, but contains nothing of interest to a stranger. A portrait of 
the author is prefixed. 

Memoir of Royal Keith, together with the Annals 
of the Keith Family of Scotland, and the writings 
of Charles Edward Keith. Boston : C. E. Keith & Co. 
36 Bromfield St. 1873. Svo, pp. 24. 

Royal Keith was born in 1769 and was descended from Rev. James 
Keith of Bridgewater. In the preliminary sketch somewhat is said 

312 American Genealogist. [1873. 

of the famous family of Keith, Earl Marshal of Scotland, a title 
forfeited by treason. Yet the author seems not to be aware that nu- 
merous ofi'shoots therefrom must exist, and that one title, that of the 
Earl of Kingore, is still existing. Nothing is known of the ancestry 
of Hev. James Keith, though a searcli in Scotland may give good 
results. Numerous descendants are noticed in the Histori/ of North 

A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family in the United 
States, with Historical Introduction, etc., by Elias 
Warner Leavenworth, LL.D., of Syracuse, N. Y. 
Being a revision and extension of the genealogical 
tree compiled by William and Elias W. Leavenworth 

then of Great Barrington, Mass., in 1827 

Syracuse, N. Y.: S. G. Hitchcock & Co., 4 West 
Fayette street. 1873. 8vo, pp. 376. 

This is a very good history of the Leavenworths, evidently the 
result of long continued investigation, carefully arranged and well 
indexed. It contains much interesting biographical matter, and an 
unusually large amount of information about the female branches. 
The latter feature detracts from the ajjpearance of the book, but it 
has become such a fashion among genealogists now-a-days, that it is 
useless to complain of it. 

There is an engraved coat-of-arms, the authority for which is very 
slight, though there is some evidence to show that the emigrant used 
an armorial seal. The name seems to be almost unknown in England. 

On the whole the genealogy is a very good one, ;ind the author is 
entitled to high praise for his persistent research continued for so 
many years. 

Sketch of the Life of John H. Sheppard, A.M., author 

of" The Life of Commodore Tucker" By John 

Ward Dean, A. M. Boston : 18 Somerset street. 1873. 
8vo, pp. 16. 

In this reprint from the Register, Mr. Dean has paid a fitting 
tribute to the memory of one of his associates, a writer note worthy 
as a classical scholar, as well as an earnest student of our antiquities. 

Mr. Sheppard was born in Cirencester, Eng., in 1789, and when 
two or three years old came with his father to Hallowell, Me. The 

1873.] American Genealogist. 313 

family belonged at Colesbourne in Gloucestershire. Mr. Sheppard 
was a student at Harvard College for three years, became a lawyer 
in 1810, and was register of probate for Lincoln county, Me., for 
seventeen years. He removed to Boston and for many years wrote 
much for the press, and also published a score of pamphlets. Some 
of his productions are reviewed in this volume. 

He was an enthusiastic Mason, and held high honor in that frater- 

[The Dalton and Batcheller Pedigree. Communi- 
cated to the N. E. Historical and Genealogical Re- 
gister for October, 1873, by William H. Whitmore, 
A. M., of Boston, Mass.] 8vo, pp. 6. 

In this pamphlet I have transcribed some papers preserved by the 
late E. W. Tappan, of Hampton, Mass., consisting of letters, &c., in re- 
gard to the two families named. Rev. Stephen Batchelor came here in 
1632, aged 71, preached here, got into various difficulties, had four 
wives, returned to England and died in Hackney in 1660 aged nearly 
100 years. His coat-of-arms is in Morgan's Sphere of Gentry and 
he was related to the Mercers and Pryaulx families. Of his three 
sons, Nathaniel settled at Hampton, and has numerous descendants. 
His first wife was Mary Smith, a near relative of Mrs. Ruth Dalton, 
widow of Rev. Timothy Dalton. 

As Mrs. Dalton left no children but divided her estate among various 
relatives, these papers throw much light upon the connection between 
various early settlers here. 

The Symmes Memorial. A Biographical Sketch of 
Rev. Zechariah Symmes, Minister of Charlestown, 
1634-71, with a Genealogy and Brief Memoirs of 
Some of his Descendants. Also Embracing Notices 
of many of the Name, both in Europe and America, 
not connected with his Family, and an Autobiogra- 
phy. By John Adams Vinton Boston : Printed 

for the Author by David Clapp & Son. 1873. [8vo, 
pp. 184.] 

This is a well written history of the family descended from Rev. 
Zechariah Symmes, who was born at Canterbury, co. Kent, in 1599. 

314 American Genealogist. [1873. 

He was the son of Rev. William S. of Sandwich, Kent, and his grand- 
father was nanjed William also ; Zechariah was settled at Charlestown 
where he died in 1671, after a long and prosperous ministry. By 
his wife Sarah, with whom he lived almost jfifty years, he had five 
sons and eight daughters, most of whom married and left descendants. 
In this volume many of the female lines are traced and more indi- 
cated, information made available by the copious index. 

The autobiography mentioned in the title is that of the author, 
Mr. Vinton, who is the compiler of several other genealogies noticed 
in our pages. 

A Genealogical Eecord of Daniel Pond, and his De- 
scendants, by Edward Doubleday Harris .... Bos- 
ton, Massachusetts : William Parsons Lunt. 1873. 
8vo, pp. 210. 

This is a thorough and careful history of a family long and favorably 
known in Norfolk county, Mass. Like all of Mr. Harris's work it 
is exact and well-digested, and the plan is clear and simple. We can 
only wish that he had used more spaces, and indicated the generations 
clearly, as the book has a somewhat crowded appearance. It is 
strictly a genealogy, no biographical notices being inserted, though 
many of the name were undoubtedly worthy of such remembrance. 

Record of the Descendants of Andrew Belcher. By 
W. H. Whitmore. Reprinted from the N. E. His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for July, 1873. 
Boston : David Clapp & Son. 1873. 8vo, pp. 8. 

Having had the pleasure of a correspondence with descendants of 
Grov. Belcher in England, I obtained a pedigree dated in 1704, 
tracing the emigrant Andrew B. to his grand-father Robert B. of 
Kingswood, co. Wilts. The herald suggests that the latter belonged 
to the Belchers of Gillesborough, co. Northampton. 

The emigrant Andrew died in 1680, a man of good position ; his 
only son was the most opulent merchant in Boston, member of the 
council, &c. His only son was Jonathan Belcher, governor of the 
province 1730-1741, afterwards governor of New Jersey. The 
governor's second son Jonathan was Ch. J. and Lt. Gov. of Nova 
Scotia and died in 1776. His family remained there, and were not 

1873.] American Genealogist. 315 

involved in our civil war. Descendants still live in England, re- 
presented now by Rev. Brymer Belcher. 

It will be seen that the genealogy is nearly complete and of small 
compass. The governor bore for arms, or, three pales gules a chief 
vaire, and our national arms resemble this coat heraldically more 
than they do those of Washington. 

A Genealogy of Runnels and Reynolds Families in 
America ; with Records and Brief Memorials of the 
Earliest Ancestors, so far as known, and of many of 
their Descendants bearing the same and other names. 
In three Parts, with an Appendix. By M. T. Runnels, 
A. M., Pastor of the Congregational Church in San- 

bornton, N. H Boston : Alfred Mudge & Son 

printers, No. 34 School street. 1873. [8vo, pp. xvi, 
and 355.] 

Of the three parts, the first (pp. 1-115) relates to the descendants 
of Samuel Runnels of Bradford. Mass., 1703-1745. 

He appears at this late date as a distinct stock, and in his will he 
mentions (p. 6.) lands that may fall to him in the eastern parts, 
by his grandfather or father, Runnels. We may therefore attach 
some force to the family tradition that he came from Nova Scotia. 
The second and third parts relate to the issue of Job and John 
Runnels of Dover, N. H., 1713, said by the same tradition to be 
brothers of Samuel. In the appendix are notices of various families 
named Reynolds ; but many of the Runnels have taken that name. 
Quite a full account is given of the family of Robert Reynolds, ances- 
tor of those at Bristol and Boston, to which belongs the well known 
physician. Dr. Edward R. We also note a very late family on p. 
281, descended from Valentine Runnals, who came here from Corn- 
wall in 1782. 

The main part of the book is very well prepared, and if an author 
miist insert remote lines traced through females, he can hardly do it 
with less interruption of the main history than is shown here. 

The author indulges in various speculations about the identity of 
the name of Kunnels and Reynolds. The latter, as a corruption of 
a Christian name (Reginald), must have given rise to countless dis- 
tinct families. Whether Runnels be the same, or whether it be a 
Scotch form, is a useless inquiry. The suggestions and opinions of 
the author as here given are very little to the purpose. Practically 

316 American Genealogist. [1874. 

the form Reynolds, rightly or wrongly, is the fashionable form of the 
name here. 

The book is arranged on a good plan, is well indexed and in all 
important respects is highly creditable to the writer. 


The Chronotype, an American Memorial of Persons 
and Places. A Monthly Journal, published by the 
American College of Heraldry and Genealogical 
Registry. No 67 University Place, Society Library 
Building, New York. Mr. Turner Forman, Secretary, 
Albert Welles, President Vol. 1. No 1, Jan- 
uary 1873. No. 8. April, 1874. 

An attempt by irregular practitioners to assume the powers of a 
university or medical college, or other duly authorized board, is 
commonly stigmatized as quackery. This magazine is the organ of 
a very stupid attempt at quackery in our department. This American 
College of Heraldry deserves this stigma, because it pretends to do 
something which is beyond its powers, and therefore it merits exposure. 

The right to grant arms, like that of conferring titles of honor, is 
one exercised by most European governments. Our government 
exercises neither, and consequently no body of private citizens has 
any right to attempt to do it. No College here can grant a coat-of- 
arms, any more than it can make a man a prince, or count, or lord, or 

But as we are largely descended from nations where such distinc- 
tions are recognized, the public has a mistaken idea that any man is 
entitled to the coat-of-arms used in the parent country by any one of 
his name. Trading on this error, parties like this College of Heraldry, 
undertake to look up such arms, and to give the wearer of borrowed 
plumes a sort of title to them. 

The purchaser gets another man to endorse his petty larceny ; the 
endorser plays on this weakness to get pay for a worthless guaranty. 
Of the two the latter is the more despicable because he knows the 
worthlessness of the deceit, where the former only suspects it. 

Any man desirous of gratifying his vanity, may assume a coat-of- 
arms here, for there is no one to hold him to an account. If, to 
make the deceit more plausible, he wishes to take the arms of some 

1874.] American Genealogist. 317 

English family of the name, he can look in Burke's General Ar- 
moury, or any similar collection, and find them there. No Ameri- 
can College of Heraldry can do more for him, and the money paid 
for its endorsement is utterly thrown away. He can steal at first 
hands and no confederate can improve his title. 

It is a silly piece of vanity, for there is no such thing as a coat-of- 
arms belonging to a name, and without a true pedigree connecting 
a man with a rightful owner of a coat-of-arms, such a use exposes the 
wearer to the scorn and ridicule of the observer. 

As to the feeble Magazine whose title we have copied, nothing 
good can be said. It has contained a few articles about the Wash- 
ington family, the mere ravings of a would be genealogist, full of errors 
and contradictions. The book is below criticism and will probably 
never complete its twelve numbers. It is a disgrace to our science, 
and the sooner it is forgotten, the better. 

A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical 
Sketches and other Memoranda of various Famihes 
and individuals bearing the name Dawson, or allied 
to families of that name. Compiled by Charles C. 

Dawson Albany, N. Y. : Joel Alunsell, 82 State 

street. 1874. 8vo, pp. 572. 

As the title shows, this is a collection of genealogies of greater or 
less extent, of families of the name of Dawson, not allied to each 
other and dispersed throughout the country. Some families, as that 
of Robert Dawson, are traced more fully than others, but even in these 
an undue space is given to remote female branches. As the author 
makes a merit of this, we can only renew our protest. The fact 
that a person has one-sixteenth or thirty-second of Dawson blood in 
him, does not make him a Dawson. His record belongs with that of 
his paternal ancestors whose name he bears. 

The work gives evidence of great labor, care and perseverance and 
is very thoroughly indexed. 

We note on p. 172, that the well-known and most pugnacious editor 
of the Historical Magazine, Henry B. Dawson, was born in Lincoln- 
shire, Eng., coming to this country with his parents when he was 
thirteen years old. From the lively part he has taken in discussing 
our historical and political questions, it is evident that nativity has 
little to do with personal preferences. If all the other portraits are 
as good as the one of this gentleman, the artists have made a valuable 
collection thereof. 

318 American Genealogist. [1874. 

A Record of the Descendants of Robert Dawson, 
of East Haven, Conn., including, Barnes, Bates, 
Beecher, Bissill, Calaway, Carpenter, Cary, Colman, 
Doolittle, Doud, Douglass, Dresser, Evans, Fox, 
Fuller, Grannis, Johnson, Meloy, Morse, Parsons, 
Perkins, Richmond, Rogers, Sigourney, Sill, Smith, 
Stone, Tuttle, Van Buren, Walker, Werdon, Whit- 
tlesey, Woodruff, and numerous other families, with 
many Biographical and Genealogical Notes concern- 
ing the same. Compiled by Charles C. Dawson. . . . 
Albany, N Y. : Joel Munsell, 82 State street. 1874. 
8vo, pp. 115. 

This is a part of the preceding volume, repaged : and the title 
is the clearest argument conceivable, against the plan of the author 
of treating all the families named, as part of his Dawson record. 

The Daniell Family. A Genealogy of Robert Daniell 
and some of his Descendants. By Moses Grant 

Daniell, A.M Boston : printed for private 

distribution. 1874. 8vo, pp. 19. 

In this reprint from the Regufer, the author gives a fair outline 
of the family history, beginning with Robert, one of the early settlers 
at Watertown. Certain branches are traced more fully than others, 
but throughout there is the right precision in dates and evident care- 
ful examination of authorities. 

Genealogy of the Warren Family from Richard, who 
came in the Mayflower in 1620, to 1872. Albany, 
N. Y. : J. Munsell, State street. 1874. 8vo, pp. 7. 

This is in the line of one family only in each generation. 

Schuyler Family. By Joel Munsell. Edition, Thirty 
Copies. Privately Printed. From the New-York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record. 1874. 8vo, 
pp. 11. 

This is in no sense a genealogy, but a collection of materials to serve 
the future historian of the family. It contains an engraving of 
the Schuyler arms, and a number of copies of inscriptions on 
tombstones in the Schuyler burying-ground at Albany. 

1874.] American Genealogist. 319 

Record of the CavernoFamilt. By A. Caverno. Dover: 
Published by Morning Star Steam Job Printing Es- 
tablishment. 1874. 12mo, pp. 36. 

This is a brief record of a family which became American at quite 
a recent date. The first of the name was Arthur Caverno or Kavan- 
agh, who came from Ireland about 1740 and died in 1795 at Canaan, 
N. H. He left only one son, John, who had but one son, Jeremiah, 
The record is thus of necessity short, though the female lines are 

A Genealogy of the Appleton Family, by W. S. Apple- 
ton Boston : press of T. R. Marvin & 

Son. 1874. Tall8vo, pp. 54. 

This is a second edition of the book printed in 1873, and is issued 
with the same purpose of obtaining additions and corrections. When 
an author has the means and the time to pursue such a course, these 
tentative pamphlets furnish the surest mode of finally obtaining the 
necessary facts for a perfected genealogy. 

The Upton Memorial. A Genealogical Record of the 
Descendants of John Upton, of North Reading, 
Mass., the original Emigrant, and the progenitor of 
families who have since borne his name. Together 
with short genealogies of the Putnam, Stone and 

Bruce Families. By John Adams Vinton 

Printed for Private Use, at the office of E. Upton & 
Son, Bath, Me. 1874. 8vo, pp. 547. 

As Mr. Vinton is well known as a competent professional gene- 
alogist, it is sufficient to say that he has done his work satisfactorily 
in this instance. The book is well arranged, well indexed and well 
printed, and is a memorial alike to the skill of the compiler and the 
liberality of his employers. The family has held a good position in 
this country, and in the case of the late George Bruce Upton of 
Boston, it has furnished a most useful and honored citizen to this 

As to the origin of the family, nothing is known beyond the emi- 
grant, and the arms engraved on p. 444 are of course not to be used 
by the family here. 

320 American Genealogist. [1874. 

Pedigree of the Family of Winthrop : Lords of the 
Manor of Groton, co. Suffolk, England : afterwards of 
Boston and New London, in New England. Printed 
for private reference only, with a view to correction 
and addition. Cambridge: press of John Wilson and 
Son. 1874. 8vo, pp. 38. 

In this sketch Mr. Robert C. Winthrop jr., has given a revised 
edition of the facts heretofore printed in regard to his family, tracing 
the line as far as the grandchildren of the first Governor John Win- 
throp. The work seems to be carefully done, and we trust this is an 
earnest of a more important and full record to be issued hereafter, 
which shall contain all the descendants to the present time. 

The CoiT Family : or the Descendants of John Coit, 
who appears among the settlers of Salem, Mass., in 
1638, at Gloucester in 1644, and at New London, 
Conn., in 1650. Compiled at the request of Samuel 
Coit of Hartford, Conn. By Rev. F. W. Chapman, 
A. M Hartford : press of the Case, Lock- 
wood & Brainard Co. 1874. 8vo, pp. 341. 

The Record bears throughout the signs of a practiced hand, being 
well arranged and indexed, exact in dates, and on the whole satisfac- 
tory. Various families are, however, introduced on the ground of some 
slight link of connection through females, and apparently because 
the author had the materials collected. 

Mr. Chapman, however, must be fully aware that he has no warrant 
for printing a Coit coat-of-arms, without a show of reason for its use 
by the Coits here ; and he ought to know that his preliminary chap- 
ter about "the early home of the (joits in the old country" is mere 
quackery. Such things are bad enough when done through igno- 
rance, but when they disfigure the writings of professed genealogists, 
they are inexcusable. 

1874.] American Genealogist. 321 

Memorial of Thomas Potts, Junior, who settled in 
Pennsylvania : with an Historic-Genealogical Ac- 
count of his Descendants to the eighth generation. 
By Mrs. Thomas Potts James, member of the Histori- 
cal Society of Pennsylvania. Cambridge : privately 
printed. 1874. Sq. 8vo, pp. 416. 

In this large and handsome volume, printed at the University 
press, Cambridge, Mass., we have comparatively little genealogy 
and a great deal of biography. Of the origin of the family little is 
known, for despite the coat-of-arms on the title page there is no war- 
rant given for their use by any of the name here. It is true that 
there was a Thomas Pott of Wilmstow, co. Chester, about 1670, who 
suffered as a Quaker, and that a John Pott of Llanidles, co. Mont- 
gomery, was in 1677 punished for the same offense. But except the 
name, there is nothing to connect either with Thomas Potts sen., of 
Bristol, Penn., 1690, or his presumed nephew, Thomas Potts jr., of 
Germantown, who married in 1699. 

The arms here assumed are those said by Burke to be granted in 
1583 to John Pot of Lincoln's Inn, grandson of a Sir William. His 
grandson. Sir John Potts, was made a baronet, but the title is extinct. 
The family is said to be originally from Cheshire and Lancashire, but 
we need hardly say that no Potts, even in those counties, except the 
descendant of John, has any right to the coat. 

The book is a great collection of matters of varying value and in- 
terest, and the genealogical part might, if brought together, fill 100 
pages, as the female lines are traced out very fully. 

As so little has been published about Pennsylvania families, we are 
not disposed to quarrel with any writer who brings out a quantity of 
facts. We must say, however, that the reliance on traditions is a bad 
symptom, and that compression would have added to the value of 
the book. 

Genealogy of the Wells Family of Wells, Maine. By 
Charles K. Wells, Milwaukee : press of Burdick & 
Armitage, 100 Michigan St. 1874. 8vo, pp. 43 and 

In this carefully prepared volume, the author has traced the descend- 
ants of Dea. Thomas Wells of Ipswich, in the line of his son John, with 

322 American Genealogist. [1874. 

completeness down to the fourth and perhaps fifth generation, and as 
thoroughly as possible beyond that. It is the more creditable, since the 
author has had to send eastward for nearly all the material here used, 
and has thus struggled against obstacles which might well have dis- 
heartened him. 

Mr. Wells states that he is satisfied that the town of Wells in Maine 
was not named for any member of his family, though the assertion 
to this effect has often been made. He gives good reason to believe 
that Rev. Thomas Wells of Amesbury was a son of the emigrant 
Thomas, and on pp. 39-43 prints a brief outline of that branch as 
prepared by Mr. D. W. Hoyt. 

In the Appendix of 38 pages, numbered separately from the main 
part, a number of wills of members of the family are printed in full. 

Descendants of Ezekiel Nortiiend of Eowley. From 
Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol XII, No. 
1. Salem : printed at the Salem Press. 1874. 8vo, 
pp. 16. 

The evidence here given shows that Ezekiel was brother of Anthony 
Northend of Beverley, co. York, Eng., and that the family might 
easily be traced in the mother country. Ezekiel left one son, who 
had three sons, but only one of the name was alive in the next or 
fourth generation. This was Samuel, whose only married son was 
John, who has four sons now living. It is indeed rare in New En- 
gland to find a line thus confined in limit, but the fact has enabled 
the author to give a very nearly perfect record of all the Northends. 

Records of Families of the name Rawlins or Rollins 
in the United States. In two parts. . . . Compiled by 
John R. Rollins. Lawrence, Mass. : Geo S. Merrill 
& Crocker, printers. 1874. Svo, pp. 848. 

In the first part, pp. xvi and 1-234, we have a clear and well 
arranged record of the descendants of James Rawlins of Dover, N. 
H. The second part embraces less extensive records of the families 
springing from Nicholas, of Newbury, William of Gloucester, Thomas 
of Scituate, and Thomas of Boston, all in Mass., as well as those from 
Henry of Pennsylvania, and Charles of Delaware. The author states 
that twenty years have been given to the collection of materials, and 
we may add that the result shows the time to have been judiciously 

1874.] American Genealogist. 323 

The WooDMANS of Buxton, Maine. A list of the children, 
and of the grandchildren and great grandchildren 
bearing the Woodman name, of Joseph*. Joshua* 
and Nathan* Woodman, who settle in Narraganset 
No. 1., now Buxton, Me. : preceded by a list and 
some Account of the Families of Benjamin^, Joshua^ 
and Edward\ from whom they were descended. By 
Cyrus Woodman. Boston : printed for private use, 
by David Clapp& Son. 1874. 8vo, pp. 125. 

As these three brothers were bora about 1715-1720, it will be seen 
that the starting point is more recent than in most of our genealogies. 
The work is very thoroughly performed, and abounds in details of 
frontier life, and anecdotes of persons and events in the past two 

History of the Welles Family in England, with their 
derivation in this country from Governor Thomas 
Welles, of Connecticut. By Albert Welles, President 
of the American College of Heraldry and Genealogi- 
cal Registry of New York. [Assisted by H. H. 
Clements, Esq.] With an Account of the Welles 
Family in Massachusetts : by Henry Winthrop Sar- 
gent of Boston. Boston : press of John Wilson and 
Son. 1874. 8vo, pp. 127. 

We regret to see such a book as this, as it is a witness to a useless 
expenditure of money and of time which might perhaps have been 
usefully employed otherwise. The first 96 pages relate to the En- 
glish families of Vaux, Barons Vaux of Harrowden, and Welles, 
Barons Welles, both titles long ago extinct but recorded in many 
peerages. Various other families of Welles are also herein traced 
for a few generations, but knowing the utter incapacity of the compilers 
to do the work properly, we are by no means sure that even these 
facts are copied correctly. 

But even at best, these statements are of no value or interest to 
any one here, and are out of place in such a book as an American 
genealogy should be. 

This family of Welles is descended from Thomas W., one of the 
leaders of the Connecticut colony, and governor thereof several times 

324 American Genealogist. [1874. 

Savage does uot kaow wheuce lie came, though this book says he was 
from Essex. For this aflSliation we find no authority given, though 
some such may lurk in the undigested crudities of its pages. How- 
ever, from the custom of our ancestors, it is safe to conclude that the 
governor was a man of family and estate before he came hither, and 
his pedigree can probably still be traced. He had three sons and 
probably many descendants, but only one branch is here traced viz : 
that of his gr. grand son Samuel Welles. This gentleman removed 
to Boston about 1719, inherited a large fortune from his father 
in-law, Arnold, and was ancestor of a family distinguished in the 
annals of that city. 

We except from censure the last thirty pages of the book, which 
as above shown, give a simple and correct account of this part of the 
American line. We only regret the bad fortune which has brought 
Mr. Sargent into a literary copartnership with the main managers of 
the New York College of Heraldry. Our opinion of that concern 
his already been given, ante, pp. 316-7. 

Genealogical Memoir of the Newcomb Family, contain- 
ing records of nearly every person of the name in 
America, from 1635 to 1874. Also the first genera- 
tion of children descended from females who have 
lost the name by marriage. With notices of the 
family in England during the past seven hundred 
years. By John Bearse Newcomb, of Elgin, Illinois. 
Eleven portraits on steel. Elgin, Illinois. Printed for 
the Author by Knight & Leonard, Chicago. 1874. 
8vo, pp. 600. 

The first 444 pages are mainly given to the record of 341 fimilies 
descended from Capt. Andrew Newcomb of Boston. Pages 445 - 51 9 
(nos. 400-471) trace the descendants of Francis N. of Braintree : 
pp. 519-541, are given to various scattering lines. Nearly fifty 
closely printed pages are devoted to the index, and the information 
collected is thus made accessible. 

The book really fulfills the promise of the title and deserves a place 
in the front rank. The record of a family mainly resident in New 
England, it is wonderful as the work of one living hundreds of miles 
away from the localities and persons described. We have but one 
fault to find with it : the system of references, though simple, is 
insufficient. One additional set of numerals, on the Register plan 

1874.] American Genealogist. 325 

or any other good one, would have made it much easier to trace con- 
nections. But with this little defect, it is still a book to admire and 
to emulate. 

ME^roiR of Joshua Winslow Peirce. By the Rev. 
Thomas F. Davies, D.D. Reprinted with additions, 
frcm the Historical and Genealogical Register for 
0( tober. 1874. Boston : for private distribution. 
1874. 8vo, pp. 16. 

The last eight pages contain a record of the descendants of Daniel 
Peirce of Newbury, prepared by A. H. Hoyt; and giving a good 
outliue of their history. 

The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of 

Dedham, Mass. By Benjamin W. Dwight 

Volume 1. Printed for the Author. New York : 
John F. Trow & Son, printers and bookbinders, 205 - 
213 East Twelfth street. 1874. 8vo, pp. 1144. 

It would be unjust to deny that the author has been zealous and 
successful in gathering an immense number of facts, but it would be 
equally wrong to conceal the fact that he has not made a good gene- 
alogy. He has amassed a great amount of material, but he has not 
known how to use it ; these two volumes will reward the patient 
searcher, but they will give no clear impression of the number of re- 
lationship of the Dwights. The editor has lacked system and his 
facts lose half their value. Yet, to the investigator of other pedigrees 
much advantage will accrue from this prodigality of labor, for he 
will find matter here in print which he did not expect, and he will 
not care for the disappointment of the bearers of the Dwight name. 

Nothing is known of the origin of the emigrant, though there was 
a family of the name in Oxfordshire. The grandson of the first settler 
died in 1771, and used a coat-of-arms here engraved. Of course this 
evidence is of little value. 

We lay down such a book with regret, feeling that it might have 
been made a model one, yet constrained to notice its glaring defect. 
It is so good, that it ought to have been better. 

326 American Genealogist. [1875. 

The Descendants of Thomas Olcott, one of the First 

Settlers of Hartford, Ct. By Nathaniel Goodwin, 

descendant of Ozias Goodwin, one of said settlers. 

^Eevised edition, with an Explanatory Preface and 

important additions. By Henry S. Olcott 

Albany, N. Y. : J. Munsell, State St., 1874. 8vo, 
pp. 124. 

The first edition in 1845, has been already noticed: the present 
is chiefly valuable for the index annexed. The additions are not 
numerous, and are mostly in regard to events occurring since the 
former edition. The preface is mainly devoted to the question of 
the proper spelling of the name, and is of no great value, especially 
as the writer is not apparently familiar with antiquities. There is 
an engraving of a coat-of-arms belonging to a Josiah Olcott, but no 
date is given and the shield is printed reversed. 

Still we are always thankful for a reprint of any good genealogy, 
and only regret that the work had not devolved upon some one able 
to complete Mr. Goodwin's very satisfactory beginning. 


The TowNSHEND Family. By Charles Hervey Towns- 
end, Esq., of New Haven, Conn. Reprinted from 
the New England Historic Genealogical Register, 
for Jan., 1875. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 
printers, 1875, 8vo, pp. 15. 

This pamphlet gives an outline sketch of the descendants of 
Thomas Townsend, of Lynn, the author intending to publish here- 
after a more considerable volume. He claims to identify this 
emigrant with Thomas, son of Henry Townsend aad Margaret 
Forth, of Bracon-Ash. Henry T., was own cousin to Alice D'Oyly, 
who m. William Clopton, whose sister Thomasine Clopton, married 
Gov. Wiuthrop. Henry Townsend's wife was own cousin to Mary 
(Forth) Winthrop; so that it is possible that the emigrant was 
led here by family ties, yet we must state that no evidence is given 
of the identity of the emigrant with the Thomas of Brackon-Ash, 
and it seems most unlikely that a gentleman of rank and property 

1875.] American Genealogist. 327 

abroad, should have sunk into obscurity here. The author must be 
more explicit on this point hereafter. 

The English family is one of distinguished position, and if this 
one point can be established, the Townsends here will boast a pedi- 
gree second to none in the country. 

The Wilcox Family. By W. H. Wliitmore. [From 
the No. of the Hist, and Gen. Register for Jan., 
1875.] Boston : printed by David Clapp & Son, 
1875. 8vo, pp. 8. 

In this pamphlet I have corrected certain errors in regard to the 
first settlers of the name of Wilcox, and have pointed out some 
remarkable coincidences of connection between the Wilcoxes, 
Halls, Eliots and Whitmores, in Massachusetts and Connecticut. 

Pedigree of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. By the Rev. 
Frederick Brown, M. A., F. S. A., of Beckenham, 
Kent, England. Reprinted from the Historical and 
Genealogical Register for January, 1875. Boston : 
printed for private distribution. One hundred 
copies, 1875. 8vo, pp. 10 and 1. 

This is a very interesting statement of the Gorges pedigree, 
though but a small part of the author's collections : it has a special 
value for students of the early history of Maine, of which colony 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges was the founder, and in which enterprise 
some of his relatives were engaged. 

The Bennet Family of Ipswich, Massachusetts. By 
John M. Bradbury. Reprinted from the New 
England Historical and Genealogical Register for 
April, 1875. Boston: press of D. Clapp & Son 
(Fifty copies), 1875. 8vo, pp. 8. 

Mr. Bradbury herein shows that Henry Bennett of Ipswich, 
married Lydia, daughter of John Perkins, a matter not before made 
clear, and gives the names of his grand-children. Like many of the 
contributions to the Register, its value consists in the precision 
with which an obscure point in the history of a family has been 
studied out. 

328 American Genealogist. [1875. 

Genealogical Notes of the Provoost Family, of New- 
York, [cut of arms] . By Edwin R. Purple, mem- 
ber of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
^ Society. New York : privately printed, 1875. 4to, 
pp. 29. 

This is a very well prepared account of one of the old families of 
New York, descended from David Provoost, who was in this country 
in 1639, holding ofl&ce. One of the best known of the family was 
Rev. Dr. Samuel Provoost, first Episcopalian bishop of New York, 
of whom a fine portrait is given : considering the special difficulties 
which surround all attempts to write genealogies of the Dutch 
families, this book must be regarded as a very valuable contribution 
to local history. It is to be hoped that Mr. Purple will prepare 
other histories of other families of the province. 

A Sketch of the Descendants of Jared Bourn, who 
settled in Boston, about the year 1630. Bristol, R. 
I. : for private family distribution, 1875. 8vo, pp. 
30 and 2. 

The first settler was Garrett or Gerard Bourn, who is said to have 
spelt his name Jared. He was doubtless afterwards of Portsmouth, 
R. I., and his son Jared jr., was of Swanzy, Mass. The record 
here given is preliminary only and except therefore from comment, 
but we may say that the author seems desii'ous of collecting and 
arranging his facts with precision and care. 

Whitmore Tracts. A Collection of Essays on matters 
of interest to persons bearing the name. By William 
H. Whitmore, F. R. H. S. Boston : D. Clapp & Son. 


In this collection I have bound up various reprints of articles 
written for the Herald and Genealogisf.^ with some other pamphlets 
about the Whitmores. 

1875.] American Genealogist. 329 

The Genealogy of the Families of Payne and Gore. 
Compiled by W. H. Whitmore. Boston : Press of 
John Wilson and Son. 1875. Sq. 8vo, pp. 30. 

The families here recorded are the Boston family descended from 
Tobias Payne, and the family to which Gov. Christopher Gore be- 
longed. The pamphlet was published under the imprint of the Prince 
Society, and, as a continuous biography of a family for several gene- 
rations it is quite a curiosity. 

A Brief Genealogy of the Gore Family especially in 
the line of Gov. Christopher Gore. By William H. 
Whitmore. Boston : John Wilson & Son. 1875. 
8vo, pp. 8. 

In this reprint the genealogical part of the preceding book is given. 

Notes on the Family of Bigg, represented by the de- 
scendants of Hopestill Foster and John Stow. By 
William H. Whitmore. Boston : D. Clapp & Son. 
1875. 8vo, pp. 8. 

This is a reprint from the Register^ giving the will of John Bigg 
of Maidstone, co. Kent, whose mother came here, as did various re- 
latives. It enables the descendants of Hopestill Foster and John Stow 
to trace their English ancestry probably, but it cuts off any prospects 
of an English fortune. 

A new edition of the LooMis Genealogy has been published in 
May ; the Kinsman and Bergen Genealogies are both in the 
press, and of both I have seen enough proof sheets which enable 
me to predict that they will be valuable additions to our history. 



[The following titles have been obtained at too late an hour for insertion 
in their proper places. No amount of preparation suffices to prevent these 
annoying accidents, and I can only be thankful that I have secured the 

Explanations and Biographical Notes, designed to 
accompany a Genealogical Chart of the Descendants 
of Robert Fletcher. Compiled by Edward H. 
Fletcher. New York : Published by Edward H. 
Fletcher, publisher and bookseller, 141 Nassau 
street. 1849. 12mo. pp. 24. 

As the author in 1871 published an enlarged edition, it is useless 
to do more than cite the title. 

[The Wtman Family. Collected by T. B. Wyman jr., 
of Charlestown, Mass. 8vo, pp. 6.] 

This was a reprint from the Register for January, 1849, and is 
the work of one of the most diligent, careful and thorough of our 

The Munroe Genealogy. By John G. Locke. Boston 
and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company. 
MDCCCLin. 8vo, pp. 15. 

This is a reprint of appendices E, and P, of the Locke Genealogy, 
reviewed on p. 81, ante. The fact that I only obtained a copy at 
this late date, is the best evidence of the difficulty of tracing these 
privately printed histories. A further account of the family will 
be found in Hudson's History of Lexington, Mass. 

332 American Genealogist. [1863-8. 

[Family Register.] 8vo, pp. 11. 

This record, published without a title, was prepared by Thomas 
H. Wynne, of Richmond, Va. It relates chiefly to the descendants 
of John Ellis of Virginia in 1683, who died in 1726, leaving seven 
sons. It also contains notes about families of the names of Shelton, 
Nimmo, Tucker and others connected with the Ellises, but the field 
embraced by the record is very limited. 

[Willis Genealogy. Traced from the Genealogical 
Register, Volume II. Published by Rev. Abner 
Morse. Taking the first male in nine successive 
generations. Printed for the family. 1863.] 8vo, 
pp. 8. 

This pamphlet was doubtless prepared by Nathaniel W., the well- 
known editor of the Boston Recorder^ and father of Nathaniel P. 
Willis ; Richard S. Willis and Mrs. Eldridge (Fanny Fern). 

A Record of the Crozer Family of Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania, Trenton, N. J. Murphy & Bechtel, 
printers, opposite the City Hall. 1866. 8vo, 29. 

Andrew Crozer who died in 1776 was the founder of the family, 
and this record seems quite full in most of its branches. The book 
is noticed, ante^ p. 217, but having examined a copy since then, I 
prefer to give my own estimate of it. 

Joseph Randall of Providence, R. I., and his De- 
scendants Providence, R. I., prepared and 

printed by John A. C. Randall, son of Mowry, son 
of John. 1868. 12mo, pp.34. 

This gives a very fair outline of the family history, especially in 
regard to the branches which have remained in Rhode Island. 
Joseph, the first of the line, died in 1760, so the family can probably 
be easily traced to him. The author thinks he came from Brest in 
France, but does not explain the authority for this surmise. 

1868-70.] American Genealogist. 333 

A Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A.M., au- 
thor of the Simple Cobbler of Agawain in America. 
With Notices of his family. By John Ward Dean, 
Albany: J. Munsell, 82 State street. 1868. 8vo, 
pp. 213. 

Mr. Deaa has herein given a most thorough biography of one of 
the most prominent clergymen of the Puritan emigration. Not 
much genealogy is given, though the lines of descendants are indi- 
cated ; on pp. 121-129 are extracts from the Calender manuscript, 
and a most valuable note from Mr. W. S. Appleton, showing that 
the best copy of it is among the Tanner manuscripts in the Bodleian 

The Clapp Family Meeting at Northampton, August 
24, 1870. Comprising the proceedings, the address, 
historical and other papers, etc. Published by vote 
of the Boston Committee of Arrangements. Boston : 
Ebenezer Clapp, 7 School street, Otis Clapp, 3 
Beaver street. Printed by David Clapp & Son, 334 
Washington street. 1870. 8vo, pp. 67. 

The attendance at this family gathering was large, and a strong 
interest was shown in their common history. It is understood that 
a large genealogy is now in press and soon to be issued, which will 
tell all the story of this highly respectable family descended, from 
Capt. Roger Clap, of Dorchester. 

[Seaman Family.] 

I have a large book of six leaves, giving a record of the Seamans, 
descended from John S., of Hempstead, L. I. It is in the form of 
columns, each family and generation being thus printed out, but 
has few dates. There is no author's name or imprint, and the most 
recent date is 1841. Still I presume it to have been issued within 
the past five years. 

334 American Genealogist. [1874. 

Contributions, Biographical, Genealogical and Histo- 
rical. By Ebenezer Weaver Pierce. . . . Boston : 
printed for the author, by David Clapp & Son. 1874. 
8vo, pp. 443. 

This is a collection of genealogies, the families described being 
chiefly residents in the counties of Plymouth and Bristol, Mass. 
The names thus traced are those of Barnaby, Bartlett, Booth, 
Brownell, Caswell, Gardiner, Godfrey, Harlow, Howland. Haskins, 
Macomber, Pearce, Richmond, Rogers, Rounsevill, Sheffield, Shelley, 
Warren, Weaver, and Williams. 


In the following lists the names of families whose histories are In distinct publications 
are given in small capitals ; where families are recorded subordiuately to the main 
genealogy, the names are given in Italics. The names of authors and other references 
are given in the usual type ; but where authors have written about their own families, 
the reference is not repeated. 

Attention is called to the lists of genealogies in magazines like the Register, or in 
town histories, as their names are not repeated in this index. 

Abbott, 28. 
Adam, 39. 
Adams, 33, 160, 191. 
Adams, 17, 111, 133. 
Adams, 33. 
Adlard, 173. 
Albany Settlers, 308. 
Alden, 336. 
Allien, 17. 133. 
Alden, 270. 
Allan, 231. 
Allen, 248, 254, 307. 
Allen, 133. 
Alvord, 184. 
Amory, 101. 
Ancestral Tablets, 351. 
Andrews, 307. 
Andrew, 236. 
Angell, 294. 
Anthon, 393. 
Appleton, 60,331, 311, 

Appleton, 191, 301, 309, 

223, 346, 369, 271, 

284, 333. 
Arnold, 17. 
Atwater, 63. 
Atwood, 217. 
Avery, 68. 
Aylesworth, 30. 
Ayres, 367. 

Babcock, 160. 
Bacon, 35. 
Badcock, 201. 
Bailey, 335. 
Bainbridge, 364. 
Baker, 320, 271. 
Balcli, 96. 

Baldwin, 278, 294. 
Baldwin, 133. 

Barber, 193. 
Barker, 277. 
Barnaby. 196. 
Barry, 31. 
Bascom, 270. 
Bass, 17. 

Batcheller, 183. 
Batcheller, 313. 
Bayliss, 188. 
Beal, 199. 
Beardsley, 219. 
Bearss, 193, 277. 
Beers, 247. 
Belcher, 314. 
Bellows, 95. 
Benedict, 53, 365. 
Bennet, 337. 
Benson, 396. 
Bergen, 314, 339. 
Bergen, 333. 
Bessac, 183. 
Bethune, 318. 
Bigg, 339. 
Bill, 233. 
Billings, 17. 
Bills of Mortality, 1 0. 
Binney, 73. 
Bird, 96, 377. 

BiSSELL, 141. 

Blackstone, 131. 
Blaine, 333. 
Blake, 118. 
Blake, 195. 
Blatchford, 383. 
Bliss, 169. 


Boardman, 155. 
Bogardus, 315. 
BOLLES, 204. 
BOLLING, 237. 

Bolton, 172. 

Boltwood, 175. 
Bond, 99. 
BoOGE, 306. 
Booth, 170, 261. 

BORDLEY, 207. 

BosTWiCK, 63. 
Boughton, 266. 
Bourn, 338. 
Boutelle, 113, 184. 
BowDOiN, 104, 389. 
Bowers, 393. 
Bowles, 70. 
Boylston, 133. 
Brackett, 148. 
Bradbury, 364. 
Bradbury, 337. 
Bradford, 58. 
Brainerd, 117. 
Brattle, 227. 
Breed, 292. 
Brewster, 111. 
Bridgewater Families, 

12, 31. 
Brigham, 143. 
Bright, 136. 
Brimmer, 115. 
Brown, 64, 157, 194, 

195, 216, 249, 388. 
Brown, 110, 193, 337. 
Bruen, 119. 
Buchanan, 53. 
Buckingham, 305. 
Billiard, 111. 
Burgess, 198. 
Burke, 184. 
Burnham, 353. 
Burnet, 196. 
Butler, 51. 

Caldwell, 309. 
Caldwell, 141. 



Campbell, 246. 
Canadian Families, 290. 
Capeii, 17. 
Capron, 137. 
Carpentek, 274. 
Carpenter, 130. 
Carey, 12. 
Caverne, 319. 
Chandler, 299. 
Champney, 229. 
Champney, 95i. 
Chapin, 169. 
Chaplin, 298. . 
Chapman, 82. 
Chapman, 188, 289, 297, 

Chase. 232, 256. 
Chauncet, 9, 126. 
Checkley, 43. 
Chester, 167, 205, 210, 

Chipman, 161, 295. 
Chronotype, The, 316. 
Clapp, 329, 333. 
Clark, 18, 211, 253. 
Clark, 266 
Clark, 169. 
Cobb. 188. 
Coddington, 119. 
COE, 109, 147. 
Coffin, 93, 269. 
Coffin, 170. 
CoiT, 320. 
Coleman, 228. 
Coleman, 286. 
Collins, 283, 292. 
Con nectieut Families,^'?), 

75, 110. 
Cook, 269. 
Coombs, 295. 
Cope, 165. 
Cope, 194. 
Copeland, 17. 
CORWIN, 301. 

Cotton, 239. 
Cragin, 148. 
Crandall, 146. 
Crane, 246. 
Crozer, 217, 332. 
Curtis, 253. 
Cnshing, 75. 
Cushinfr. 183, 207. 
Cushman, 93, 94, 142. 
Cutler, 233. 
Cutter, 286. 

Dalton, 313. 
Dana, 203. 
Dane, 85. 
Daniell, 318. 
Darlington, 77. 

Da^^enport, 65. 

Da\^es. 325. 

Davis, 236. 

Dawson, 317, 318. 

Day, 20, 40. 

Dean, 85, 140, 181, 291, 

312, 333. 
Deane, 50. 
Deane, 64, 193. 
De Berdt, 96. 
Derby, 304. 
Dexter, 144. 
Dickinson, 200. 
Dike, 161. 
DiNSMORE, 229. 
Dixon, 115. 
DODD, 19, 196. 
Dodd, 13. 
DoiD, 247. 
Drake, 26. 
Draper, 282. 
Drury, 75. 
Du Bois, 29, 151. 
Du Bois, 134. 
Dudley, 40, 173. 
Duffield, 222. 
dumaresq,, 179. 

DUNNEL, 170. 

Dunster, 298. 
Durrie, 139, 190. 
Dutton, 284. 
DwiGiiT, 325. 
Dwight, 279. 

East Haven Families,!^. 
Eastman, 235. 

Edes, 277. 
Edson, 161. 
Edwards, 278. 
Eliot Settlers, 61. 
Eliot, 85. 
Elliott, 252. 
Ellis, 332. 
Elmer, 151. 
Ely, 65. 
Emerson, 75. 
Emery, 258. 
Eudicott, 228. 
Epes, 272. 

Essex Families, 147. 
Everett, 152. 
EwiNG, 134. 

Fahnestock, 181. 
Fairfax, 240. 
Faneuil, 218. 
Farmer, 10, 14. 
Farmer, 15. 
Farmer's Register, 15. 
Farrar, 77. 
Faxon, 24. 

Faxon, 132. 
Fenton, 231. 
Fessenden, 58. 
Field, 148, 176, 195. 
Field, 117. 
Fisher, 182, 216. 
FisKE, 209, 233, 234. 
Fitch, 247. 
FiTZ, 257. 
Flanders, 311. 
Fletcher, 282, 331. 
Flint, 149. 
Fogg, 61. 

Follansbee, 203, 261. 
Foote, 50, 220. 
Foster, 269, 284, 304, 

FowT^ER, 118, 220, 268. 
Fowler, 126. 
Franklin, 20. 
Freeman, 158. 
French, 270. 
French, 17, 132. 
Frost, 71. 
Fuller, 137, 253. 
Fuller, 161. 

Gale, 192, 215. 
Gardner, 127. 
Garrison, 297. 
Gaylord, 296. 
Geer, 105. 
GiBBS, 27, 39. 
Gibson, 232, 261. 
Gibson, 207. 
Gilbert, 46, 60. 
Giles, 186. 

GiLMAN, 177, 193, 258. 
Gilpin, 268. 
Gladding, 146. 
Glover, 224. 


Goodell, 209. 
Goodhue, 16. 
Goodwin, 264. 
Goodwin, 26, 50, 110. 
Gore, 329. 
Gorges, 327. 
Gould, 22, 304. 
Goulding, 111. 
Grace, 22. 
Grant, 263. 
Green, 131, 160. 
Oreen, 132. 
Green, 223. 
Greenleaf, 84. 
Greenough, 180. 
Greenough. 127. 
Griffin, 124. 
Griswold, 102. 
Griscom, 251. 



Grout, 125. 
Orout, 111. 
Guild, 234, 310. 

Hadley Families, 175. 
Hale, 106,249. 
Hall, 94. 
Hallock, 181. 
Harding, 184. 
Harlakenden, 187. 
Harris, 166. 
Harris, 134, 171, 227, 

270, 314. 
Hart, 236. 
Hart, 79-. 

Hartford Families, 110. 
Harwood, 18. 
Haskell, 295. 
Hassam, 271. 
Hastings, 214. 
Haven, 23, 48, 49. 
Hayden, 141. 
Hayden, 132. 
Hayward, 177. 
Heacock, 251. 
Heacock, 226. 
Heath, 70. 
Heraldry, Elements of, 

Heraldry, New York 

College o/, 316. 
Heraldic Journal, 209. 
Herrick, 28. 
Herrick, 261. 
Hildreth, 114. 
Hill, 88, 130. 
Hill, 61, 65. 
Hinckley, 140. 
Hinde, 119. 
HingJiam Families, 207. 

HiNMAN, 103. 

Hinman, 75, 76. 
Hobart, 17. 


Hodges, 19, 78. 
holbrook, 69. 
Holhrook, 111, 132. 
Holden, 137. 
Holgate, 44. 
Holmes, 198. 
Holt, 190, 250. 
Homes, 17, 195. 
Hooker, 83. 
HOSMER, 167. 

Houghton, 38, 261. 
Howe, 284. 
Hoyt, 113, 285. 
Hoyt, 325. 
Hubbard, 139, 305. 
Hubbard, 20. 
Hudson, 250. 

Hull, 253. 
Humphrey , 192. 
Hunt, 175. 

Huntington, 120, 179. 
Hurlburt, 166. 
Hutchins, 205. 
Hutchinson, 74, 121, 

205, 200, 210, 268. 
Hyde, 187. 
Hyslop, 84. 

Indies, 115. 

Itidex of next of kin, 250. 

Ingraham, 146. 

Ingraham, 288. 

Jackson, 17. 
James, 321. 
Janes, 241. 
Janse, 271. 
Jauncey, 310. 
Jenks, 75. 
Jenner, 201. 
Jennings, 182, 216. 
Jewell, 151. 
Jobnes, 10. 
JoJinsoii, 293. 
Jones, 53. 
Jones, 43, 125, 191. 
Josselyv, 247. 

JUDD, 104. 

Keith, 311. 
Kellogg, 131, 152. 
Kellogg, 150. 
Keyes, 120. 
Kidder, 237. 
KiLBOURNE, 27, 108. 

Kings, 218. 
Kingsbury, 140. 
Kinsman, 329. 
Kip, 287. 
Kirk, 303. 
Kirkpatrick, 249. 

Lane, 102, 114. 
Lapham, 309. 
Lawrence, 29, 41, 80, 

106, 116, 135, 155, 

253, 291. 
Leavenworth, 312. 
Leavitt, 80. 
Leck, 91. 
Lee, 65, 241, 303. 
Leland, 59. 
Leonard, 64. 
Leonard, 73. 
Leverett, 57, 107. 
Levering, 125. 
Lewis, 180. 
Lexington Families, 250 . 


Lincoln, 199. 
Litchfield, 88. 
Little, 70. 
Lloyd, 274. 
Locke, 81. 
Locke, 331. 
LooMis, 267, 329. 
LuDwiG, 213. 
Lyman, 200, 292, 300. 

Mc Cord, 223. 
McKiNSTRY, 129, 210. 
Macy, 242. 
Macy, 269. 
Makepeace, 126. 
Mapleson, 210. 
Marbury, 210. 
Marshal], 263. 
Marston, 309. 
Martin, 12. 
Marvin, 41. 
Mather, 42. 
Maule, 247. 
Mead, 241. 
Meade, 122. 
Medford Families, 97. 
Mendenhall, 201. 
Merrick, 157. 
Merrill, 192. 
Messinger, 180. 
Messinger, 140, 180. 
Metcalf, 230. 
Metcalf 166. 
Mifflin, 207. 
Miles, 21. 
Mills, 132. 
Miner, 156. 
MiNSHULL, 222. 

Mitchell, 140. 
Mitchell, 21. 
Montgomery, 177. 
Moody, 29, 61. 
Morey, 166. 
Morgan, 256. 
Morgan, 68. 
Morris, 79. 
Moiris-town (N. J.), 10. 
Morse, 56. 
Morse, 67, 88, 98, 111, 

125, 143, 162, 184, 

MuDGE, 208, 237: 
Munroe, 331. 

MUNSELL, 141. 

Munsell, 271, 318. 
Mygatt, 79. 

Nash, 58, 78. 
Nason, 141. 
Neal, 109. 
Neill, 240. 



Nelson, 289. 
Newcomb, 324. 
Newcomb, 277. 
Newman, 144. 
New England Families, 

(Savage), 158. 
New York Families, 

(Ho] gate), 44. 
Niles, 132. 
Noble, 58. 
North, 152. 
northend, 322. 
Norton, 48, 138. 
Notes, 161. 

Odin, 132. 
Olcott, 26, 326. 
Oliver, 206, 222, 243. 
Olmstead, 258. 
Otis, 61, 62. 
Ott, 146. 
OXNARD, 259. 

Packard, 303. 
Paine, 124. 
Paine, 17. 
Painter, 252. 
Painter, 222, 268. 
Park, 92. 
Park, 24, 183. 
Parsons, 71, 130, 220. 
Passaic Valley {N. J.) 

Families, 70. 
Patterson, 29, 226. 
Patterson, 198, 306. 
Patridge, 200. 
Payne, 329. 
Peabodt, 228. 
Peabody, 145. 
Pearson, 308. 
Pease, 259, 260. 
Pease, 41. 
Peck, 24:j. 

Peirce, 196, 266, 325. 
Peirce, 195. 
Peirce, 196, 334. 
Pelletreatj, 182. 
Penn, 286. 
Pennington, 278. 
Penoyer, 266. 
Penniman, 132. 
Pepperrell, 71 
Perkins, 154, 298. 
Perkins, 179, 209. 
Phelps, 172. 
Phcenix, 227. 
PlERPONT, 247. 
Piper, 49. 
Pitman, 208, 244. 
Pocahontas, 238, 239. 

Pond, 314. 
Poor, 233, 235. 
Pope, 171,231. 
Porter, 23, 85. 
Potts, 321. 
Pratt, 156, 188. 
Preble, 62, 245. 
Preble, 259. 
Prentice, 72. 
Prescott, 273. 
Prescott, 311. 
Preston, 23, 191, 192. 
Preston, 282. 
Price, 204. 
Prime, 311. 
Provoost, 328. 
Putnam, 130. 
Purple, 328. 


Randall, 248, 332. 
Ranney, 217. 
Rawlins, 267,322. 
Rawson, 47. 
Record, N. Y. Gen. and 

Biog., 276. 
Record for Families, 250. 
Redpield, 19, 149. 
Reed, 164. 
Reed, 96. 
Register, N. E. His. and 

Oen., 34. 
Reyner, 114. 
Reynolds, 315. 
Rice, 133, 134. 
Richards, 162. 
Richardson, 132. 
Richardson, 148. 
RiDDELL, 74. 

Riplet, 215, 230. 
KoBiNSON, 18, 145. 
Robinson, 223. 
Rockwell, 73. 
rockwood, 103. 
RockiDood, 111. 
Rogers, 68, 167. 
Rollins, 323 
Root, 273. 
Ross, 266. 
Rosel, 144. 
Roxbury Families, 70. 
Runnels, 315. 

Sapford, 18. 
Salkeld, 226. 
Sampson, 190. 
Sanborn, 106. 
Sanford, 218. 
Sanger, 67. 

Sanger, 111. 
Sargent, 125, 287. 
Sargent, 121, 323. 
Savage, 158. 
Sawin, 225. 
Sayles, 255. 
Schenectady Families, 

Schroeder, 54. 
Schuyler, 318. 
Scranton, 95. 
Seaman, 333. 
Sears, 88, 123. 
Seaver, 299. 
Sharples, n. 
Shattuck, 90. 
Sheldon, 97. 
Shelton, 115. 
Sheppard, 312. 
Sheppard, 180, 202, 321, 

Sherborn Families, 98. 
Shippen, 96. 
Shrewsbury Families, 33. 
Shrimpton, 84. 
Shurtleff, 57, 199. 

SiGOURNEY, 115. 

Sill, 90, 145. 

Sirnpkinson, 153. 

Sims, 144, 266. 

Simsbury {Conn.) Fami- 
lies, 110. 

Slapter, 257. 

Smith, 47, 73, 266. 

Smith, 39, 88, 182, 194, 
195, 203, 216, 217, 
232, 249, 250, 261, 

Sohier, 115. 

Somerby, 88, 116, 142. 
239, 244. 

Southold {L. I.), Fami- 
lies, 124. 

Spalding. 297. 

Sparhawk, 201. 

Spofford, 66. 

Spooner, 287. 

Spotswood, 246. 

Sprague, 14, 30. 

Stafford, 265. 

Stafford, 130. 

Stebbins, 9. 

Steele, 139. 

Steele, 111. 

Stetson, 31. 

Stewart, 293, 329. 

Stickney, 262. 

Stiles, 143, 176. 

Stiles, 141, 247. 

Stoddard, 48, 204. 

Stone, 215. 



Stone, 149. 266. 
Stow, 329. 
Stranahan, 247. 
Street, 79. 
Strong, 279. 
Stubbs, 30;^. 
Sumner, 83, 292. 
Sumner, 168. 
SWETT, 66. 
Symmes, 313. 
Symonds, 272. 

Taintor, 31, 142. 
Tanguay, 290. 
Tappan, 17. 
Tappan, 195. 
Taylor, 166. 
Temple, 104, 289. 
Thatcher, 262, 306. 
Thayer, 17. 
Thayer, 132. 
Thomas, 258. 
Thompson, 88. 
Thomson, 22. 
Thurber, 226. 
Thurston, 208, 245. 
Thurston, 244. 
Todd, 223. 
TOPPAN, 170. 
Tottenham, 215. 
Towne, 237. 
Townsend, 197, 326. 
Tracy, 187. 
Trask, 74, 83, 188, 277, 

Trowbridge, 86, 297. 
Tucker, 67. 
Turner, 75. 

TUTHILL, 226. 

Tuttle, 310. 
Tuttle, 139. 
Twitchell, 111. 

Upham, 25. 

Upton, 319. 
Usher, 263. 

Vail, 123. 
Van Brunt, 233. 
Vassall, 171. 
Vaughan, 202. 
Vickery, 197. 
Vinton, 130, 132. 
Vinton, 186, 190, 313, 

Virginia Families, 122. 

Waldo, 191. 
Waldron, 215. 
Wales, 17. 
Walker, 162. 
Walworth. 187. 
Ward, 69, 333. 
Ward, 33, 133. 
Ware, 73. 
Warren, 86, 318. 
Washington, 153, 168, 

Watertoion Families, 99. 

W ATKINS, 55. 

Watson, 193, 197. 
Weaver, 231. 
Webster, 18. 
Weisse, 218. 
Welles, 42, 323. 
Wellman, 229. 
Wells, 321. 
Wells, 160. 

Wentworth, 57, 275. 
West, 196. 
Wetmore, 163. 
Wheatland, 231. 
Wheeler, 12. 
Whipple, 112, 114. 
White, 150, 183, 295. 
White, 17, 132. 
Whiting, 290. 
Whitman, 16. 
Whitmore,89, 225, 328. 

Whitmore, 89, 94, 97, 
104, 114, 117, 138, 
156, 186, 197, 206, 
209, 210, 251, 252, 
263, 267, 288, 313, 
314, 327, 329, 330. 

Whitney, 116, 134,142, 
154, 155. 

Whitney, 92, 207. 

Whittier, 309. 

Whittlesey, 92. 

Wigglesworth, 181, 

Wight, 43. 

Wilbur, 278. 

Wilcox, 327. 

Wilder, 221. 

Wilkinson, 255. 

WiLLARD, 129. 

Wllliams, 32. 
Willis, 332. 
Willis, 128, 210. 
Willoughby, 194, 217 
Wilson, 217. 
Wilson, 293. 

WiNCHELL, 264. 

Winsloio, 180. 

WiNSOR, 32. 

Winthrop, 185, 186, 

Wiswall, 145. 
Witter, 307. 
Wolff, 181. 
Wood, 282. 

Woodman, 93, 102,328. 
Worcester, 105. 

WoRDLEN, 247. 
Wyman, 331. 
Wyman, 175. 
Wynkoop, 218. 
Wynne, 227, 239, 332. 

Yale, 57. 
Yeamans, 84. 
Young, 215. 


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" 203. In line 7 Thomas Jenner was brother, not son., of John. 

" 209. In line 7 "already" should be "hereafter, p. 234." 

" 217. For notice of Crozer, see also p. 322. 

" 222. In notice of Oliver, last line but three strike out " we trust will be" and insert 
"has been." 

" 233. Under Cutler, 9th line thereof, for " De Mumakes " read "De Mesmaker." 

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