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WILLIAM AND ESTHER BARRY 



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THEIR DESCENDANTS. 



A MEMORIAL RECORD 



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PREFACE. 



LIVING near the sources of information, and having many papers 
relating to William Barry, it has seemed incumbent upon me to 
prepare this volume, as if in fulfilment of my father's wish. 
I dedicate it to the memory of my mother, 

Louisa (Young) Barry 

whose acquaintance with the family began about 1828. I only regret 
that she did not live to see its completion. 

To my nephew, Laurence H. Parker, and the cousins who have 
assisted in various ways, and to Mr. W. T. R. Marvin, the publisher, 
for his valuable and kind co-operation in the line of his work, I desire 
to express appreciation and thanks. My hope is that the Memorial 
may be an inspiration to interest the descendants in each other, and 
to venerate their ancestor. 

" Lives of great men all remind us, 
We can make our lives sublime, 
And, departing, leave behind us, 
Footprints on the sands of time." 

He was great in that he lived not " to himself alone," but was useful 
to others in his day and generation. 

Esther 8. Barry. 
Newton, Massachusetts, 
Dec, 1908. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Preface iii 

Errata viii 

William and Esther Barry 5 

Children of William and Esther Barry .... 14 

Esther and William 15 

George 17 

Henry 19 

Adaline 22 

Charles James and Sarah Ann 24 

Kebecca Stetson 2G 

Ann Richardson 27 

John Stetson 29 

Amasa Stetson 31 

Benjamin Franklin 34 

Letters, Documents and Family Papers .... 35 

Family Bible Record 59 

Barry Family (By William Barry, Jr.) 60 

William Barry's Brothers and Sisters 69 

The Authority for a Barry Coat of Arms .... 73 

The Barry Tomb 75 

The Stetsons 76 

The Blakes 77 

Index 79 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Portrait of William Barry faces Title 

Portraits of William and Esther (Stetson) Babby . face 6 

The Salem Street House faces 8 

The Chambers Street House faces 9 

Old State House (Washington Street Front) .... faces 10 

Memorial Window faces 12 

Portraits of William and Esther (Stetson) Barry (From 

Oil Paintings) precede 13 

Portrait of William Barry, Jr faces 15 

Pobtbait of Geobge Barry faces 17 

Portrait of Henry Barby faces 19 

Portrait of Adaline Barry (Mrs. Young) .... faces 22 

Portrait of Charles J. Barry faces 24 

Portrait of Sarah A. Barry (Mrs. Flagg) .... faces 25 

Portrait of Rebecca S. Barry (Mrs. Pierson) . . . faces 26 

Portrait of Ann R. Barry (Mrs. Clouston) .... faces 27 

Portrait of John S. Barry faces 29 

Portrait of Amasa S. Barry faces 31 

Porteait of B. Feanklin Babry faces 34 

Fac-simile of Addbessed Letteb fbom Alton, 1839 . . faces 36 

Pobtbait of Estheb (Stetson) Babby (In her later years) faces 37 
Fac-simile of one of the latest Lettebs of William 

Babby page 37 

Fac-simile of Letteb fbom London to William Babby . page 51 
Fac-simile of Bill against William Babby foe Adver- 
tising page 52 

Fac-simile Advebtisement of Boston Hat Stobe . . page 53 

Fac-simile Commission of William Babby as Ensign . page 55 
Fac-simile Appointment of William Babby as Justice 

of the Peace page 56 



ERRATA. 



Page 11, 8th Hue from foot, for oldest read second. 

Page 17, line 6, Willard Proudfoot's birth should be given as 1873 (not 
1875). 

Page 28, line 20, for Edith, read Ethel. 

Page 30. Insert in third line: — After leaving Scituate he was for a time 
(about 1859-60), pastor of the Universalist (now the Unitarian) Church in 
Needham. 

Page 30, 6th line from foot, for Sept. 21, read Sept. 27. 

Page 31, line 19, for Henrietta, read Maria. 

Page 34, line 2, for 1825, read 1826. 



WILLIAM BARRY. 



WILLIAM BARRY was the eleventh child of John and Mary 
(Blake) Barry. His parents lived in Boston, and the records 
of the baptisms of their children are found in the New South 
Church books, copies of which can be seen at the Old Court House. 
At the time of the occupation of Boston by the British in 1774-6, 
many families removed to the suburbs, and the John Barry family, 
of whom seven children were then living, went to Milton Lower 
Mills. Possibly the relationship between the Barrys and the Voses 
influenced them in selecting Milton.* The family did not return 
to Boston after its evacuation by the British, so that it was here 
that their youngest child, William, was born, Sept. 22, 1776. 

Of the life of the family at this time, we know but little. The 
oldest son, John, was married in 1783, and evidently lived in 
Boston and attended the New South Church, as upon its records 
are found the dates of his own and his wife's uniting with that 
church, and the baptism of nearly all his children. Samuel, the 
next son, married early in life, and at the death of their father in 
1784, the boy William, then eight years old, went to live with 
him. Samuel was well established in the hat business with a fac- 
tory in Watertown and store in Boston. It was natural, therefore, 
that William should learn the same business. 

It is said he had few advantages for acquiring an education ; 
but that he improved them to the utmost is shown in the excellent 
language of his letters, in the accuracy of his ledgers in later life, 
and the style of his handwriting. He had the real love of books, 

* See Wm. Barry, Jr.'s, account, given on a subsequent page. 



6 William and Esther Barry. 



and in his mature years adopted the practice of rising early and 
studying. In this way he made acquaintance with English authors 
and with the French and Greek languages. The quotations from 
his letter to his son John, advising him to study the classics, shows 
his own familiarity with them.* 

That he desired a home and had earned the right to assume its 
responsibilities is shown by his marriage, on Sept. 5, 1802, with 
Esther Stetson, daughter of John Stetson of Randolph. She was 
born July 23, 1784. We have no knowledge of how the acquaint- 
ance was made, but it was a most suitable and happy union, and 
his wife was a devoted helpmeet. From notes made from the 
conversation of Adaline (Barry) Young and Louisa (Young) 
Barry, who lived to be 79 and 93 years of age, from letters, and 
from dates obtained from the Boston Directories of the years 1800 
through 1859, we are able to give the outline of their married 
life. 

The houses they occupied were in the West and North Ends of 
Boston, then the residential part of the city, containing the homes 
of its merchants and public men. In the Directory of 1802 Will- 
iam Barry's store is given as on Ann Street (now North Street), and 
his house as at No. 33 Hanover Street. This, then, was their first 
home, and here were born in 1803, Esther, named for the mother ; 
William in 1805, named for the father; George in 1806; Henry 
in 1807 ; Adaline in 1809 ; Charles in 1811, and Sarah in 1812. ' 

In 1813 his house is given as on North Bennet Street, where, 
according to dates, two children were born, — Rebecca in 1814, 
and Ann in 1817. In 1818 we find his home at No. 25 Prince 
Street. This house was larger, and had a garden. Here John 
was born in 1819, Amasa in 1821, and "little Frank" in 1823; 
he died in 1825, and the next child was given the same name, 
Benjamin Franklin. He was born in 1826, the thirteenth and last 
child. 

The first marriage in the family was that of Adaline in 1827 ; it 
took place in the house in which they next lived, — No. 97 Salem 

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Street. This house is still standing and is most interesting. It 
adjoins the historic " Old North Church," where were hung the 
lanterns which gave the signal to Paul Revere. It is a three- 
stoiy brick house, with end to the street, and a yard at the side 
and back. The large entrance hall has a stair-case at the back 
with an oval window at the landing. The parlor was at the left 
of the hall, with windows on Salem Street. It was in a grate in 
this room, Ad aline remembered, that they first burned the new 
product, — anthracite coal. 

The home life of the family must have been very pleasant. 
They bought a piano while living in the Prince Street house, and 
all being singers, they had Sunday afternoon indulgence in church 
hymns, — a custom continued during all their life. The father 
was very fond of nature and of taking his children on long walks 
into the country, often before breakfast. The bridge across the 
Charles River at Leverett Street was probably their entrance into 
the country, where plants and minerals were shown the delighted 
children. John's later proficiency in natural sciences was traceable 
to this early study. 

There were also pleasant associations with relatives of the family. 
During the earlier years, William Barry's older brothers and sisters 
were living in the vicinity, — Mary (Mrs. Lincoln) in the adjoining 
house, No. 23 Prince Street ; James at the South End ; Samuel in 
Brookline ; and the Canterburys — relatives on the Stetson side — 
in Hanover Street. His wife's brother, Amasa Stetson, lived at 
Dorchester in a large house near the church on Meeting-house Hill. 
He was a man of means, but had no children, and his nieces and 
nephews were always welcomed to his home. Adaline Barry once 
remained there three years while attending school. The three 
older girls went to piivate schools, at one of which Adaline had 
the advantage of studying Greek under a native of that country. 
Sarah later went to Worcester, to prepare herself for teaching. 
The sons went to Derby Academy at Hingham, and the oldest, 
William, Jx ti after graduation, was sent to Gottingen University. 
Thus all William Barry's children, girls as well as boys, received 
educational advantages unusual for the times. 



William and Esther Barry. 



In 1830 the family removed to No. 40 Chambers Street, on the 
north slope of Beacon hill. This house is still standing, and with 
the adjoining house was for years the " Vincent Hospital." In 
1907 it passed into the hands of the "Frances E. Willard Set- 
tlement," so it is likely to be preserved for many years. There 
has been a fourth story added, but the small windows which 
formed the top story of the original house show plainly. We are 
glad to be able to give pictures of this and the Salem Street house, 
because in these we can think of the family circle as most nearly 
complete. For a year or more in her early married life Adaline 
occupied rooms in the Chambers Street house, and George, when 
married, lived in West Cedar Street, very near the family. 

In 1883 the move was made to No. 13 Green Street, a wooden 
house still standing, though with a brick front added, nearly oppo- 
site Staniford Street. When occupied by the family there was a 
large garden at the side, and an iron fence in front. It was from 
this house that the marriages and consequent departures of the 
children were most numerous. William, Jr., was married and 
began his pastorate at Lowell in 1830. George, after a few years 
of business in Boston, went to Alton, 111. Charles, who had re- 
cently married, went with him. Later, Sarah and Rebecca were 
married and went to the same distant town. The journey was 
made partly by stage-coach and partly by boat, and the diary of 
the trip, kept by John who went out in 1836, is very interesting. 
Amasa also had the western fever, and when only sixteen started 
to join his brothers and sisters. Charles, George and John re- 
turned to Boston later, but the others remained, and the west has 
always been their home. 

The children were faithful in writing to thy parents and to each 
other, and many letters are preserved. In 1839 one says : — " Sad 
changes have taken place at home, and I can hardly realize that 
our once happy and united family are so scattered. I think dear 
mother bears up under her trials with remarkable fortitude and 
resignation. I trust many bright days will yet dawn upon her, 
and that her latter days may be those of peace." She certainly 
was a faithful and loving mother. Her letters to her children 




THE SALEM STREET HOUSE 




THE CHAMBERS STREET HOUSE 
(Present number, 46.) 



William and Esther Barry. 9 

show her solicitude for their welfare and interest in all their con- 
cerns. 

During all these years William Barry's business had prospered. 
From 1807 to 1830 his store was in that part of the Old State 
House fronting on Washington Street, a print of which we are 
able to give. It ranked high as a hat and fur store, and his adver- 
tisements show his stock to have been of imported as well as 
domestic goods. Bills of exchange and letters preserved show his 
connection with the London trade. In 1830 the entire Old State 
House was required for occupancy by the city, and " The Boston 
Hat Store " was obliged to remove to No. 94 Washington Street, 
and later to No. 58 on the same street. These removals, and pos- 
sibly competition, naturally affected his trade, and after a few 
years he retired from business, leaving a record as a merchant of 
which his descendants may be proud. 

He had not however in all these years been neglectful of his 
duty in the affairs of the town and State. Among his papers are 
the certificate of his being a Justice of the Peace, with the signa- 
ture of Gov. Levi Lincoln, and Ins commission as an " Ensign of 
a Company of Infantry," with that of Gov. Caleb Strong, in 1806. 
He evidently had the rank of Adjutant in the War of 1812, for 
there are several official documents signed by him as " Adjutant of 
1st Reg., 2d Brig., 14th Division." 

He was a member of the Hatters' Association, and of the Mas- 
sachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, being admitted in 
1827. He was an Assistant Assessor in 1821, the last year that 
Boston was a town, and he had the honor of being one of the Com- 
mon Council the first year it was a city, serving on the Committee 
of Finance. He was also in the Council during the years 1826, 
1827 and 1828. He was a Representative from Boston in the 
Legislature in 1825, having been elected on the Republican ticket. 
In these positions of public trust he discharged " all the duties de. 
volving upon him with fidelity and to public acceptance." This 
quotation is from a sketch of the life of William Barry in a compi- 
lation entitled " Biographical Sketches of Members of St. Andrew's 
Royal Arch Chapter," from which we learn his record as a Mason, 



10 William and Esther Barry. 

which was as follows : — ' Companion Barry was distinguished for 
his zeal and devotion in the cause of Freemasonry. He was admitted 
a member of St. Andrew's R. A. Chapter on the 26th of February, 
1806 ; was elected Master of the Third Veil in October, 1808 ; 
Captain of the Host in October, 1809 ; and in 1817 he was elected 
to the office of King in the Chapter, discharging the duties with great 
acceptance for four successive years. He was Grand Marshal of 
the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts five years, from 
1818 to 1822 inclusive. He was also one of the original members 
of the Boston Council of Royal Masters, and a member of Mount 
Lebanon Lodge, having been admitted Nov. 6, 1804; he was 
elected its Junior Warden in 1815, Senior Warden in 1816, and 
Master of the Lodge in 1817.' In the records of Mt. Lebanon 
Lodge, under date of Jan. 26, 1818, is the item: — " R. W. Will- 
iam Barry presented the Lodge with a Chaplain's jewel." The 
records of Columbian Lodge show that he received his degrees in 
that body in 1802, but apparently did not take membership. His 
active connection with the Masonic order was discontinued Jan. 
30, 1826, though he did not take his demit from St. Andrew's 
Chapter until March 2, 1831 : but that his services were appre- 
ciated is shown by the following : 

At a Regular Meeting of St. Andrew's R. A. Chapter held at Mason's 
Hall on Wednesday Evening Jany 2nd, A. L. 5822, 

Voted, That the thanks of this Chapter be presented to E. Comp n 
William Barry, for the able & faithful discharge of the duties in the 
several offices by him sustained in the Chapter for a number of years 
past. 

Attest John Chadwick, Secy. 

At the time when William Barry received his degrees in Masonry, 
the bodies with which he was connected met in Masons' Hall, oc- 
cupying the upper portion of the building then standing on the 
north side of Faneuil Hall, and extending through to Ann Street 
(now North Street), and which was demolished only a few years 
ago. In 1819 the late John R. Bradford presented St. Andrew's 
Chapter with an engraved copper plate, bearing a key-stone, for 




WIHLILIAM IBivUMT, 

NTl.Ohl State House. 

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OLD STATE HOUSE 

[Washington Street Front.] 



William and Esther Barry. 11 

the purpose of recording the " marks " of its members. An im- 
pression of tins plate showing the " mark " of William Barry has 
been preserved. The engraved device is a key-stone, on the face 
of which a double circle encloses the letters h. t. w. s. s. t. k. s. 
Over the circle, in script letters, By order of the Right Worship'l 
Master ; under it, at the left, Attest, and at the right, Secy ; the 
Secretary's signature is attached, E. Horsman. At the right, 
above the top of the key-stone, is engraved Mark Lodge preceded 
by the name of the Chapter St. Andrew 's in manuscript, and in a 
second line, B S T N in script capitals. The autograph of 
Win. Barry is at the bottom. 

The special Masonic interest of tins old plate is the personal 
" mark " which is contained within the circle. This is an armorial 
device of two combined coats-of-arms ; that on the dexter side 
(observer's left) is a field argent or white, with a fess gules — 
that is, a red horizontal bar — between six fleurs-de-lis, probably 
vert or green, but the color has changed with age ; these impale 
another coat, the field of which appears to be sable, or black, and 
the charges are a pheon or spear-head of silver, the point down- 
ward, between three griffins segreant, or erect with wings ex- 
panded, gold. It would be interesting to know what matrimonial 
alliance is indicated by these arms, and the authority which Mr. 
Barry had for their use, but this we have not discovered. 

As St. Andrew's Chapter participated in the laying of the cor- 
ner-stone of Bunker Hill Monument, June 18, 1825, he must have 
been present on that occasion. General Lafayette had been in- 
vited to this country to assist in this ceremony, and receive the 
thanks of the people. Several receptions were tendered him. 
Of one of these the daughter of Adaline, William Barry's oldest 
daughter, writes : — 

In 1825 William Barry was a member of the City Government of 
Boston. At that time Gen. Lafayette visited Boston, having headquar- 
ters at the Ticknor House, the home of George Ticknor, on the corner 
of Park and Beacon Streets, nearly opposite the State House. A re- 
ception was given him there by the city, which the Governor, the City 
Government and families attended. Adaline, aged sixteen, went with 



12 William and Esther Barry. 



her father, and was introduced to Lafayette, who took both of her hands 
in his and said, "God bless you; God bless you, Miss Barry." Her 
father made some pleasant remark to him in French, to which Lafay- 
ette replied, and they passed on. 

William Barry's interest in religious concerns was one of his 
strongest characteristics. Early in life he became convinced of the 
truth of the tenets of the Universalist faith and attended the first 
church of that denomination in Boston. It was located on Han- 
over Street, at the North End, near his home, and John Murray 
was its celebrated pastor. In 1816 he was one of the twenty- 
one petitioners for the incorporation of the " Second Society of 
Universalists in the Town of Boston." The first edifice of this 
society was on School Street, and its first pastor the Rev. Hosea 
Ballou. 

William Barry's letters for many years show his participation in 
the concerns of the parish. He was the leader of the choir and 
composed hymns that are included in the "Billings and Holden " 
collection, which was for years the standard church hymn book. 
He served this and the older society as deacon for forty years, and 
is one of the eight holding that office who are honored with a 
stained glass memorial window in the edifice now (1908) occupied 
by the society on Columbus Avenue. Dr. Alonzo A. Miner, its 
pastor after 1848, gave the sermon at William Barry's funeral, and 
we quote a few sentences : — 

I had the good fortune to know him about twelve years, and during 
the last seven years intimately. In addition to what I could personally 
state, I have gathered other particulars from those who knew him in 
years gone by. We feel called upon to award him high honor. De- 
cision and strength of purpose, fidelity in every relation, perseverance 
in every laudable undertaking, and downright honesty in all things are 
qualities which were potent in the man. 

Dr. Miner made a practice of accompanying his aged deacon on 
a daily walk, giving him his arm. They were both living at the 
West End at that time, — William Barry at No. 17 North Russell 




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MEMORIAL WINDOW 
Mr. Barry's name is the lowest on the left. 




WILLIAM BARRY 

From an oil painting 

[The original now in Los Angeles, Cal.] 




ESTHER (STETSON) BARRY 
From an oil painting. 

[The original now in Los Angeles, Cal.] 



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Street (now No. 89), where he resided after 1844. It was in this 
house that the couple celebrated their golden wedding in 1852. 
There were present seven of the ten children then living. These 
were George, Adaline, Henry, Charles, John, Amasa and Frank. 
William was in Europe at the time, and Sarah and Rebecca in their 
western homes. This must have been a very pleasant occasion, 
and the children were especially glad they had commemorated the 
event when their father passed on within a few years, — on Aug. 
11, 1855. His widow continued to reside at the North Russell 
Street house until her passing on, Mar. 24, 1859. Their graves 
are at Forest Hills, where he had purchased lot No. 353 in 1849, 
the next year after the consecration of the cemetery. Two of their 
children only are laid near them, — Adaline and John. 

We hope we have portrayed to his descendants the qualities of 
their grand-parent. His personal appearance and manners were 
very pleasing. While dignified, he had great appreciation of 
humor. Mr. John L. Barry, son of William Barry's brother 
Thomas, says he remembers the toss of his uncle's head and the 
merry twinkle of his eye, with which he accompanied his witty 
remarks. 

The letters given later in tins volume show traces of his wit- 
ticisms, and at the same time Ins serious thought and his won- 
derful acquaintance with the Bible. We see the impress of his 
deeply religious nature in the character and lives of Ins children. 
Without exception they were a credit and a comfort to him, 
and it remains for us of the younger generations to acquit 
ourselves in a manner worthy of our exemplary grand-parents, 

William and Esther Barry. 



CHILDKEN 



OF 



WILLIAM AND ESTHER BARRY. 



I. Esther, born Aug. 11, 1803 ; died April 6, 1842, in New 
York. 
II. William, Jr., born Jan. 10, 1805 ; died Jan. 17, 1885, in 
Chicago, 111. 

III. George, born May 12, 1806 ; died July 17, 1854, in Wal- 

tham, Mass. 

IV. Henry, born Nov. 5, 1807 ; died April 19, 1881, in Pas- 

saic, N. J. 
V. Adaline, born April 12, 1809 ; died Dec. 26, 1888, in 

Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
VI. Charles James, born July 2, 1811 ; died June 12, 1883, 

in Watertown, Mass. 
VII. Sarah Ann, born Sept. 24, 1812 ; died Mar. 7, 1859, in 

Alton, 111. 
VIII. Rebecca Stetson, born June 26, 1814; died May 18, 
1902, in Alton. 
IX. Ann Richardson, born Feb. 19, 1817 ; died April 28, 

1847, in Boston. 
X. John Stetson, born Mar. 26, 1819; died Dec. 11, 1872, 

while visiting in St. Louis, Mo. 
XI. Amasa Stetson, born Mar. 23, 1821 ; died Dec. 17, 1882, 
in Alton. 
XII. Benjamin Franklin, born Jan. 3, 1823; died Feb. 23, 

1825. 
XIII. Benjamin Franklin, born Oct. 13, 1826 ; died May 25, 
1889, in St. Louis. 




WILLIAM BARRY, JR. 

[From a Daguerreotype.] 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 15 



I. ESTHER BARRY. 

There is no portrait of Esther, the oldest child of William Barry, 
and the prominent incidents in her life are few, but show she had 
an ardent nature and inherited her father's religious fervor. She 
had the education in the private schools referred to in the previous 
pages, and assisted in the home until the year 1839, when she fol- 
lowed a strong desire of her heart and went to New York in the 
hope of being accepted as a missionary to foreign lands. Her 
health was not considered equal to the requirements, and she did 
not receive the appointment, much to her regret. 

In 1841 she became engaged to Mr. Charles Snyder, and the 
ceremony of marriage was performed by her brother William on 
May 5, 1841. The family letters speak of them afterwards at 
Charleston, Philadelphia and New York, as Mr. Snyder had no 
established business. In the latter city she died, April 6, 1842, 
a month after giving birth to a child. These events caused great 
sadness at her home, as hers was the first death in the family, and 
the circumstances made it doubly sad. Her remains were interred 
in vault No. 4 of Carmine Street Church, New York City. 

A pleasant reminder of this aunt came to me twenty years ago 
when I was introduced to Mrs. Mary A. Livermore. She said : — 
" Esther Barry ? Why I knew an Esther Barry in my childhood 
days. We attended a school at the West End of Boston and she 
being a little older, taught me the Lord's Prayer to repeat at our 
opening exercises." She was very much pleased when I told her 
that was my aunt. — [E. S. B.] 



II. WILLIAM BARRY, Jr. 

This son has been mentioned in the account of his father as re- 
ceiving his education at Derby Academy, at Brown University 
(A. B. in 1822; A. M. 1825) and at universities in Europe. He 
entered the Unitarian ministry in 1830, his first pastorate being in 
Lowell, Mass. His second settlement was in Framingham, Mass., 
from 1835 to 1845. He was married Nov. 10, 1835, to Elizabeth 



16 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

Willard of Petersham, Mass., a lady who was a student at Wor- 
cester Academy with his sister Sarah. 

While living in Framingham he wrote a history of that town, 
which is highly valued. His health requiring a rest, he went 
abroad, returning in 1847 to assume the charge of a newly formed 
parish in Lowell, called " The Church of the Pilgrims." He again 
went abroad in 1853, travelling in the Holy Land. Upon his 
return he made Chicago his home, devoting himself to objects 
of charity, science, and culture. He was largely instrumental 
in the establishment of the Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary, and 
was the founder and for many years Secretary and Librarian 
of the Chicago Historical Society. He was an able writer and 
fluent speaker, and his services are highly spoken of by his fellow 
ministers. 

He was always greatly interested in his brothers' and sisters' 
welfare, and his letters to them and later to their children, are 
beautiful expressions of his noble-hearted nature. 

It was always his hope to add to his published works a geneal- 
ogy of the Barry Family. A sketch showing the scope of his 
researches is given later in this volume. 

He was in Chicago at the time of the great fire, and the family 
Bible was then burned, but a copy made in 1858, by William M. 
Pierson, of a record therein contained, is also given here. 

CHILDREN. 

William 3 ( William, Jr. 2 ) born 1835 ; died aged about one year. 
Elizabeth Willard 8 ( William, Jr. 2 ) born Sept. 30, 1836; married 

Dec. 31, 1859, to Lawrence Proudfoot of Chicago ; died Aug. 25, 

1900. 
Julia Dalton 3 ( William, Jr.' 2 ) born May 11, 1841 ; married Dec. 31, 

1859, to Belden F. Culver of Chicago. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Belle Proudfoot 4 (Elizabeth W 3 ) born Nov. 12, 1861 ; married Nov. 

3, 1886, to Charles E. Rand. Residence, 1908, Chicago. 
James Van Antwerp Proudfoot 4 (Elizabeth W.*) born in Dec, 

1862 ; died in a few days. 




GEORGE BARRY 

[From a Daguerreotype. 1 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 17 

Marie Van Antwerp Proudfoot 4 (Elizabeth W. 3 ) born Oct. 8, 

1866; married (1), June 9, 1892, to Richard S. Fay; married (2), 

in 1905 to George Barr McCutcheon, the author. 
Lawrence Proudfoot 4 (Elizabeth W. 3 ) born July 19, 1870; married 

in 1899, Laura Spencer. 
Willard Proudfoot 4 (Elizabeth W. 3 ) born Dec. 2, 1875 ; died in 

1874. 



William Barry Culver 4 (Julia D. z ) born Feb. 17, 1862; died at sea 
in the sinking of the steamer Ville de Havre, Nov. 23, 1873. 

Julia Culver 4 (Julia P. 3 ) born Feb. 8, 1864. 

Belden Hayward Culver 4 (Julia P. 3 ) born April 25, 1867; died 
Oct. 2, 1877. 

Bertram Culver 4 (Julia D. 3 ) born Aug. 4, 1870 ; died Sept. 23, 1874. 

Agnes Goodwin Culver 4 (Julia P. 3 ) born Oct. 14, 1874. 

GHEAT-GRANDCHILDEEN. 

Edwin Waffe Rand 6 (Belle Proudfoot*) born Oct. 10, 1887. 
Stuart Rand 5 (Belle Proudfoot") born Dec. 20, 1888; died Feb. 17, 
1892. 



William Pickman Fay 6 (Marie V. Proudfoot*) born April 16, 1893. 



III. GEORGE BARRY. 

George, the second son, was born May 12, 1806. His home 
was in Boston during his early years, but he went to Alton, 111., 
for a year or two, about 1835. He assisted his father in his hat 
store and after his return from the west was connected with Pol- 
lard & Barry, hatters, or in business for himself until 1843, when 
he became book-keeper for A. C. Lombard & Co., commission mer- 
chants, with whom he remained until his death. He married on 
Nov. 24, 1831, Jane Ellen Hooper of Boston. 

George and his family removed in 1846 to Waltham, a town 
about twelve miles from Boston. Here his wife died and he again 



18 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

married on Oct. 31, 1849, Mary H. Ladd, who survived him fifty- 
one years. He died July 17, 1854, his death being the third in 
the family of William and Esther Barry. 

CHILDREN. 

Jane Ellen 3 {George 2 ) bom Mar. 25, 1833; married Nov. 16, 1854, 

to George T. Emerson. Residence, 1908, Cameron, Mo. 
Lucretia 3 {George 1 ) born June 1, 1835; died Oct. 9, 1836. 
George 3 {George") born Jan. 22, 1838. He never married. He was 

a clerk in his Uncle Amasa's store in Alton for many years, and 

died there Oct. 8, 1878. 
Frances Ann 3 {George 2 ) born July 13, 1841. She was not married, 

but lived in Dorchester, Mass., many years, with a school-teacher 

friend, and died Feb. 19, 1908. 
Edwin Bryant 3 {George 1 ) born Dec. 19, 1845; died Aug. 6, 1872. 
William Ladd 3 {George 1 ) child of the second wife, born Aug. 29, 

1851; died Mar. 31, 1860. 
Ephraim Lombard 3 {George 2 ) born June 11, 1853, in Waltham, where 

he still resides. He married June 27, 1881, Mary E. Bugbee. He 

has no children. His business is that of printer and jmblisher. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Alice Austin Emerson 4 {Jane E. 3 ) born Sept. 13, 1856; died Oct. 

30, 1898. 
Jennie Tyler Emerson 4 {Jane E 3 ) born Dec. 10, 1858; married 

to John P. Stuard. Residence, 1908, Kremlin, Garfield County, 

Okla. 
Mabel Devereux Emerson 4 {Jane E 3 ) born Aug. 19, 1866; married 

June 26, 1889, to Liston N. Moore of St. Joseph, Mo. Residence, 

1908, Cabool, Texas County, Mo., where they have a fruit and 

stock farm. 
Emily Emerson 4 {Jane E, 3 ) born Jan. 10, 1878; not married, 1908, 

but living with her mother in Cameron, Mo. 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 

Mabelle Stuard 5 {Jennie T. Emerson*) born . 

Lillian Stuard 5 {Jennie T. Emerson*) born . 




HENRY BARRY 

[From a Daguerreotype.] 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 19 

George Emerson Moore 5 {Mabel D. Emerson*) born Sept. 6, 1890, 

at Amity, Mo. 
Viola Mabel Moore 5 (Mabel D. Emerson*) born Jan. 22, 1892, at 

Amity. 
Alice Olive Moore 5 (Mabel D. Emerson*) born Nov. 18, 1900, at 

Fulton, Kas. 



IV. HENRY BARRY. 

Henry, the tliird son, was born Nov. 5, 1807. He learned his 
father's business, and in 1837 formed a partnership with Mr. Mer- 
rick R. Pollard. The store of Pollard and Barry became the 
leading hat store on Washington Street after William Barry re- 
tired from business, and it is remembered by citizens of the present 
day. 

He was married Nov. 8, 1838, to Edith Merriam Winship Adams, 
daughter of Isaac and Edith Winship Adams of Boston. His 
home life and that of the elder Barrys was very intimate, as he 
remained in or near Boston for many years, living at one time at 
No. 98 Chambers Street. 

His sons engaged in cotton manufacturing in Passaic, N. J., the 
firm being known as Reed and Barry, afterwards as the American 
Print Works. Henry removed to Passaic in 1872, and lived a 
quiet life with his family, and was much interested in religious 
work. His daughter writes of him : — " The last years of his life 
were beautiful ; would that more, as they grow older and draw 
near the border, would become as mellow and spiritual as he." 
His passing away occurred April 19, 1881. 

CHILDREN. 

Henry Adams 8 (Henry 2 -) born Dec. 26, 1839; married Sept. 11, 1873, 

Sarah J. Dearborn. He was engaged in cotton manufacturing in 

Passaic, N. J. He died April 15, 1888. 
Isabella Louisa 3 (Henry 1 ) born Nov. 9, 1841 ; died Dec. 8, 1878. 
Edith Adelaide 3 (Henry 2 ) born Oct. 11, 1843; married Dec. 25, 1866, 

to H. Waller Brinckerhoff of Brooklyn, N. Y. She died April 19, 

1897. 



20 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

Helen Josephine 8 {Henry 2 ) born Jan. '23, 184(3 ; married Dec. 11, 
1873, to Rev. Philo F. Leavens, who had a pastorate of exceptional 
length in the Presbyterian Church in Passaic. He died Dec. 26, 
1904. Her residence, 1908, Newark, N. J. 

Emilie Florence 3 (Henry' 1 ) born Sept. 20, 1848. Residence, 1908, 
N ewark. 

William Isaac 3 (Henry 2 ) born Dec. 12, 1850; married Oct. 26, 1881, 
Lizzie Bartlett, of Passaic. He was associated with his brother in 
business in Passaic. He died May 25, 1895. 

Alice Frances 3 (Henry 1 ) born Aug. 1, 1853; died June 1, 1872. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Henry Reid 4 (Henry A 3 ) born June 28, 1874 ; married May 1, 1900, 

Frances Adele S afford. 
Edwin Wyeth 4 (Henry A. 3 ) born Oct. 21, 1876. 
Florence Dearborn 4 (Henry A?) born Oct. 8, 1878; married Feb. 

7, 1900, to Raymond A. Greene of Newtonville, Mass. 



Henry Gordon Brinckerhoff 4 (Edith A.*) born July 6, 1869; mar- 
ried July 6, 1892, Alys Swift of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; residence, 1908, 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

Edith Winship Brinckerhoff 4 (Edith A. s ) born July 15, 1870 ; mar- 
ried Dec. 11, 1895, to Winthrop B. Greene of Newtonville, Mass.; 
died July 12, 1900. 

Mary Gordon Brinckerhoff 4 (Edith A. 3 ) born May 11, 1873; died 
June 19, 1879. 

Philip Gordon Brinckerhoff 4 (Edith A. 3 ) born May 2, 1881 ; died 
Aug. 30, 1882. 

Florence Emilie Brinckerhoff 4 (Edith A. 3 ) born July 30, 1883. 



Annie Bowen Leavens 4 (Helen J 3 ) born Oct. 2, 1874; married Nov. 

17, 1898, to Wilfrid Arthur Manchee of Passaic, N. J. 
William Barry Leavens 5 (Helen J. 3 ) born Jan. 9, 1876; married 

Dec. 28, 1902, at St. Johns, Newfoundland, Annie M. McDonald. 
Cromwell Harrison Leavens 4 (Helen J. 3 ) born April 29, 1878; died 

June 12, 1879. 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 21 

Alice French Leavens 4 {Helen J. 3 ) born Mar. 15, 1880; married 
June 14, 1906, to William Eugene Pulis. 



Marion Bartlett 4 ( William L 3 ) born Dec. 2, 1882 ; married Feb. 10, 

1904, to Edward A. Greene of Newtonville. 
Henry Adams 4 ( William L z ) born Oct. 3, 1890. 



GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 



Raymond Barry Greene 5 (Florence D. 4 ) born in Passaic, May 0, 
1901. 



Herbert Winship Brinckerhoff 5 (Henry G. Brinckerhoff 4 ) born 

April 7, 1895. 
Laurence Gordon Brinckerhoff 5 (Henry G. Brinckerlioff 4 ) born 

Oct. 7, 1898. 

Muriel Greene 5 (Edith W. Brinckerhoff*) born Nov. 6, 1898; died 

Nov. 8, 1898. 
Winthrop Brinckerhoff Greene 5 (Edith W. Brinckerhoff' 4 ) born 

June 29, 1900. 

Arthur Leavens Manchee 5 (Annie B. Leavens 4 ) born Oct. 23, 1899. 
Everett Habens Manchee 5 (Annie B. Leavens 4 ) born Mar. 30, 1901. 
Frederick Bowen Manchee 5 (Annie B. Leavens 4 ) born Feb. 11, 

1903. 
Albert Edward Manchee 5 (Annie B. Leavens 4 ) born Aug. 13, 1904. 
Richard Ellis Manchee 5 (Annie B. Leavens 4 ) born May 2(5, 1906. 



William Barry Leavens, Jr. 5 ( William B. Leavens 4 ) born Jan. 5, 

1904. 
Helen Mary Leavens 5 ( William B. Leavens 4 ) born Oct. 16, 1905. 
John McDonald Leavens 5 ( William B. Leavens 4 ) born Jan. 7, 1907. 



Katherine French Pulis 5 (Alice F. Leavens 4 ) born July 2, 1907 



Edward Barry Greene 5 (Marion B. 4 ) born Mar. 8, 1905. 
Miriam Greene 5 (Marion B. 4 ) born May 23, 1906. 



22 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

V. ADALINE BARRY. 

Adaline, the second daughter, born April 12, 1809, has been men- 
tioned in the account of her father as having had fine educational 
advantages, entering into society, and having the honor of shaking 
hands with Lafayette. She was married Sept. 16, 1827, to Calvin 
Young of the Barnstable Youngs, who trace descent from a May- 
flower passenger. He had a good business in coal, lime and cement. 
Their home was at first in B ( oston, but later in Jamaica Plain, 
where their children were reared in an atmosphere of culture and 
refinement, some having the advantage of foreign travel. After 
her husband's death, she continued the home with her widowed 
daughter and her youngest son. Both in youth and in her later 
days she was a noticeably handsome woman, having sparkling black 
eyes, an animated manner and queenly bearing. She had fine con- 
versational power, and her mental vigor showed no diminution in 
age. Even when confined to her chamber in her last years, she 
continued interested in the affairs of the world and occupied her- 
self making scrap-books from cuttings from the " Boston Tran- 
script," each book on a topic, such as : — " Woman," " Education," 
" Science," " Art," etc. She lived to be the oldest of the imme- 
diate family in this part of the country, and her reminiscences of 
the early days have been of great assistance in the compilation of 
this account. 

CHILDREN. 

William Bangs Young 8 {Adaline 2 ) born Jan. 18, 1832 ; married (1), 
Jan. 23, 1855, Mary Elizabeth Willard at Chicago. She died in 

1878, and he married (2), at Denver, Col., Mary Coburn. He died 
May 16, 1896. 

Adaline Barry Young 3 (Adaline 2 ) born Mar. 20, 1834; married 
Sept. 13, 1854, to Wm. Fiske Wheeler of Grafton, Mass. Resi- 
dence, 1908, Camden, Me. 

Frances Dexter Young 3 (Adaline' 2 ) born Mar. 28, 1836; married 
July 27, 1859, to Edward A. M. Clarke of Boston. Tie died in 

1879, and she died at Boston, Jan. 15, 1891. 

Charles Curtis Young 8 (Adaline 2 ) born June 3, 1840. His later his- 
tory is unknown. 





J0 ■ 

#9 




ADALINE BARRY 
(Mrs. Young.) 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 23 

Edwin Young 3 (Adaline' 1 ) born Feb. 28, 184G; died tbe same day. 

Arthur Young 3 [Adaline") born Nov. 28, 1853 ; married Mar. 21, 1888, 
Clara F. Ilowland, daughter of George and Clara (Ewer) IIow- 
land of Jamaica Plain. Residence, 1908, Wintbrop, Mass. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Mary Isabel Young 4 ( William 23. Young 3 ) born Nov. 1, 1857, at 

Chicago; died Nov. 7, 1858. 
Marian Willard Young 4 ( William B. Young 3 ) born Nov. 22, 1859; 

married Nov. 13, 1877, to Henry A. Mclntyre. Residence, 1908, 

Denver, Col. 
Russell Sturgis Young 4 ( William B. Young 3 ) born Oct. 17, 1867 ; 

died Dec. 24, 1876. 



Frank Allen Wheeler 4 (Adaline B. Young 3 ) born Sept. 29, 1859; 
married in Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1906, Frances H. Cuthbertson, 
daughter of Alexander Cuthbertson. Residence, 1908, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Charles Sprague Wheeler 4 (Adaline B. Young 3 ) born Jan. 7, 1863, 
at Worcester, Mass.; died Nov. 24, 1865. 

Ada Maria Wheeler 4 (Adaline B. Young 3 ) born Nov. 14, 1865. 
Residence, 1908, Camden, Me. 

Thomas Wheeler 4 (Adaline B. Young 3 ) born Sept. 14, 1868, at Wor- 
cester; died Dec. 5, 1891, at Boston. 



Frank Clarke 4 (Frances J). Young 3 ) born April, 1860, at Cincin- 
nati; died 1861, at Roxbury, Mass. 

Mabell Shippie Clarke 4 (Frances JD. Young 3 ) born Nov. 14, 1864, 
at Boston; married (1), Oct. 17, 1891, to F. Alaric Pelton of Ded- 
ham, Mass. He died at Arden, N. C. ; she was married (2), Oct. 
22, 1907, to James Ravenel Smith. Residence, 1908, Arden. 

Twins 4 (Frances D. Young 3 ) born Sept. 1, 1867; died same day. 



Mildred Young 4 (Arthur Young 3 ) born Mar. 5, 1889. 
Elinor Young 4 (Arthur Young 3 ) born May 8, 1890. 
Constance Young 4 (Arthur Young 3 ) born Mar. 31, 1893. 

These three are living with their parents in Winthrop, Mass. 



24 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 



GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 

Daisy Willard McIntyre 5 (Marian W. Young*) born Aug. 15, 1878 ; 

died Oct. 6, 1878. 
Bakry Austin McIntyre 5 (Marian W. Young*) born Dec. 24, 1881 ; 

died Mar. 24, 1886. 
Newell Wood McIntyre 5 (Marian W. Young*) born May 6, 1884. 

Graduated at Princeton 1907. 
Marian Dorothy McIntyre 5 (Marian W. Young*) born July 12, 

1897, at Denver, and living there with her parents. 



VI. CHARLES JAMES BARRY. 

Charles J., the fourth son, was born July 2, 1811. He was 
named for two of his father's brothers. The first mention of him 
in the Boston Directories is as a bank messenger in 1832. On 
July 2, 1835, he was married by the Rev. Samuel Barrett (Uni- 
tarian) to Eliza R. Barnard, and the same year they went west to 
Alton, where he joined his brothers in business. He returned to 
Boston, however, in 1843, and formed a partnership with his 
brother-in-law, Calvin Young, as dealers in lumber, wood and 
cement, with a wharf at East Boston, called Lombard's wharf. 
He removed to Watertown, near Boston, in 1854, continuing in 
the coal business many years. He was active in the affairs of the 
town, being a director of the Bank, and a trustee of the Public 
Library. A fine portrait of him, in oil, hangs in the latter build- 
ing. He married a second time on Dec. 4, 1855, Abby V. Bemis, 
of the well-known Watertown family. He had no children, but 
was always interested in his nephews and nieces, who remember 
him very pleasantly. He died June 12, 1883, his widow surviv- 
ing him nearly twenty years. 



VII. SARAH ANN BARRY. 

Sarah Ann, the third daughter, was born Sept. 24, 1812. She 
was educated in private schools in Boston and at Worcester Acad- 
emy. She was married Jan. 15, 1837, to Richard Flagg of Wor- 




CHARLES JAMES BARRY 




SARAH ANN BARRY 
(Mrs. Flagg.) 

[From a Daguerreotype.] 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 25 

cester, and started for Alton, 111., accompanied by her sister, 
Rebecca. Mr. Flagg was in the firm of Mark Pierson & Co., dry 
goods merchants in Alton, and their home was always there. She 
was a devoted mother to her children, of whom she had six, and 
four lived to maturity and were married. She died Mar. 7, 1859. 

CHILDREN. 

Richard Samuel Flagg 3 {Sarah A. 2 ) born May 3, 1839; died Aug. 
3, 1839. 

Mary Putnam Flagg 3 (Sarah A 2 ) born Mar. 11, 1842; married Aug. 
19, 1880, to the Rev. A. F. Randall. Residence, 1908, Los An- 
geles, Cal. 

Martha Davis Flagg 3 (Sarah A 2 ) born Nov. 27, 18-44; married Feb. 
27, 1866, to Albert B. Chamberlain of Salem, Mass. Residence, 
1908, Lincoln, Neb. 

Richard Henry Flagg 3 (Sarah A 2 ) born May 25, 1847 ; married Oct. 
9, 1878, Hannah Caldwell of Alton. Residence, 1908, Los Ange- 
les, Cal. 

Amasa Stetson Flagg 3 (Sarah A 2 ) born Oct. 23, 1849; died April 
22, 1850. 

Adaline Barry Flagg 3 (Sarah A 2 ) born Dec. 5, 1851 ; married Jan. 
5, 1875, to Mark Sloman of Alton. Residence, 1908, Pawnee, 111. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Mattie L. Chamberlain 4 (Martha D. Flagg*) born Nov. 22, 1866; 

married Mar. 7, 1901, to William G. Van Buren. Residence, 190s, 

Fairbury, Neb. 
Eva May Chamberlain 4 (Martha D. Flagg 3 ) born Mar. 20, 1873. 

She is Instructor in German in the State University of Nebraska. 



Charles B. Flagg 4 (Richard H. Flagg 3 ) born July 22, 1879; died 

July 2, 1905. 
Samuel Barry Flagg 4 (Richard H. Flagg 3 ) born Nov. 1, 1882. 



Charles Houghton Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Sept. 3, 1875 

married Feb. 9, 1899, Sadie K. Campbell. 
Ralph Arscott Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Mar. 26, 1877. 



2G Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

Florence Flagg Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg*) born Feb. 15, 1879 ; 
married Feb. 11, 1903, to T. Alva Overbey. 

Maud Elizabeth Sloman 4 {Adaline B. Flagg*) born Jan. 26, 1881. 

Susie Barry Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Nov. 1, 1882; mar- 
ried Nov. 25, 1903, to Etsle Overbey. 

William Richard Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Oct. 10, 1884. 

George Stetson Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Dec. 15, 1886. 

Esther Ann Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Mar. 27, 1889. 

John Henry Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Aug. 20, 1891 : died 
Jan. 24, 1901. 

Rebecca Adaline Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Nov. 30, 1893. 

Mary Ruth Sloman 4 (Adaline B. Flagg 3 ) born Jan. 8, 1896. 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 

Russell Morgan Sloman 5 (Charles II. Sloman*) born Jan. 19, 1906. 
Elsie Adaline Sloman 5 (Charles II. Sloman*) born Aug. 25, 1908. 



Ruth Adaline Overbey 5 (Florence F. Sloman*-) born Oct. 7, 1905; 

died Oct. 8, 1905. 
Paul Ralph Overbey 5 (Florence F. Sloman*) born June 26, 1907. 
Chester James Overbey 5 (Florence F. Sloman*) born Sept. 19, 1908. 



Hilda E. Overbey 5 (Susie B. Sloman*) born Oct. 5, 1904. 
Lavern Mark Overbey 5 (Susie B. Sloman 1 ) born Feb. 6, 1906. 
Nelson M. Overbey 5 (Susie B. Sloman*) born Sept. 7, 1907. 



VIII. REBECCA STETSON BARRY. 

Rebecca Stetson, the fourth daughter of William and Esther 
Barry, was born June 26, 1814. She was married April 12, 1837, 
to Mark Pierson, son of Stephen Pierson of Ipswich, Mass. The 
remainder of her life was spent in Alton, 111., except two years — ■ 
1857 to 1859 — passed with her mother in her last days, at the 
North Russell Street house in Boston. Her husband was engaged 
in the dry goods business in Alton from 1831 to 1855, the year of 
his death. 




REBECCA STETSON BARRY 
(Mrs. Pierson ) 




ANN RICHARDSON BARRY 
(Mrs. Clouston ) 

[From a Miniature.] 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 27 

Although Alton whs also the home of her brother Amasa and 
sister Sarah, she felt the separation from the remainder of the 
family. She kept up a correspondence with them, and took the 
keenest interest in their welfare, always knowing when the birth- 
days, wedding-days, and deaths occurred. Her data have been of 
great assistance in the preparation of these pages. She died, the 
last of the large family, and at the greatest age of any of them — 
88 years. She made her home during the last thirty years of her 
life with her son, passing her time in quiet usefulness. She had 
a protracted illness and weakness, but her faith in the loving 
Father never wavered, and she was a blessed example to all who 
knew her. The release came May 18, 1902. 

CHILD. 

William Mark Pierson 8 {Rebecca S?) born June 14, 1844; married 
Dec. 12, 1872, Julia Clement. Residence, 1908, Alton. 



IX. ANN RICHARDSON BARRY. 

Ann Richardson, the youngest daughter of William and Esther 
Barry, was born Feb. 19, 1817. She was a member of the choir 
at the Rev. Hosea Ballou's Church, where her father was a deacon. 
She was married on June 28, 1838, to Robert H. Clouston, who 
sang tenor in the choir. He was a member of the Handel and 
Haydn Society for many years. His business was that of stair- 
builder, and their home was at the South end of the city. She 
was not very strong, and her early death, on April 28, 1847, was 
a great loss to her young children and a grief to her parents. She 
was interred in the tomb in which William Barry had an interest, 
in the " Central Burying-ground," in a part of Boston Common. 

CHILDREN. 

Anna Louise Clouston 3 (Ann H. 2 ) born Feb. G, 1839; died Sept. 1, 

1841. 
Robert II. Clouston, Jr. 8 (Ann Ii. 2 ) born Aug. 27, 1840. He was 

an organist and teacher of music. He married on Dec. 25, 1865, 

Marietta H. Pierce, daughter of George W. Pierce of Roxbury. 

He died Feb. 19, 1897. 



28 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

Esther Barry Clouston 3 {Ann is!. 2 ) born April 29, 1842 ; married 
June 15, 1864, to Franklin E. Marble, who was a soldier in the 
Civil war. Her second marriage was on July 29, 1891, to Benja- 
min B. Miller. Residence, 1908, Newburyport, Mass. 

Jonathan Coates Clouston 3 {Ann R. 2 ) born July 8, 1844 ; died 
May 25, 1845. 

Jonathan Coates Clouston 3 {Ann JR.' 2 ) born Aug. 4, 1845 ; died 
July 28, 1846. 

Anna Louise Clouston 3 {Ann R.' 2 ) born Jan. 28, 1847 ; married Nov. 
22, 1870, to Thomas Field. Residence, 1908, Cambridge. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Edith L. Clouston 4 {Robert JET. Clouston, Jr. 3 ) born Oct. 29, 1866; 
married Sept. 6, 1887, to Charles T. Hall. Residence, 1908, Dor- 
chester. 

George A. Clouston 4 {Robert If. Clouston, Jr. 5 ) born Dec. 12, 1867 ; 
married May 24, 1893, Cora M. Rowe, daughter of Almon T. and 
Mary C. (Noyes) Rowe. Residence, 1908, Roxbury. 

Herbert H. Clouston 4 {Robert U. Clouston, Jr. 3 ) born Jan. 23, 1878 ; 
died Jan. 20, 1900. 

Edith M. Clouston 4 {Robert H. Clouston, Jr. 3 ) born Sept. 1, 1885. 
Residence, 1908, Dorchester. 



Frank Edwin Marble 4 {Esther B. Clouston 3 ) born Oct. 8, 1865 ; 
married Oct. 17, 1885, Elizabeth II. Constantine. Residence, 1908, 
Worcester, Mass. 

Charles Lewis Marble 4 {Esther B. Clouston 3 ) born July 13, 1869; 
married (1), Dec. 17, 1889, Lucy M. Ramsdell of Lynn, who died 
June 3, 1892; he married (2), April 17, 1897, Mrs. Sarah A. Por- 
ter. She died May 25, 1906, and he married (3), Nov. 11, 1906, 
Mary J. MacFarlane. Residence, 1908, Newburyport, Mass. 



Euretta L. Field 4 {Anna L. Clouston 3 ) born July 18, 1871 ; married 
June 29, 1903, to William O. Whitman. 

George Clouston Field 4 {Anna L. (Jlouston?) born June 9, 1876. 

Nannette R. Field 4 {Anna, L. Clouston 3 ) born Nov. 1, 1877; mar- 
ried Nov. 6, 1902, to Alfred W. Ricks. 




JOHN STETSON BARRY 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 29 

Elizabeth Casseles Field 4 {Anna L. Clouston*) born June 25, 1880. 
Josephine H. Field 4 {Anna L. Clouston*) born Sept. 14, 1883. 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 
Madeline R. Clouston 5 (George A. Clouston*) born May 18, 1897. 



Harriet Elizabeth Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Mar. 6, 1886 

died July 3, 1887. 
Frank L. Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Aug. 12, 1888. 
Harold Eugene Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born July 17, 1890. 
Marion Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born July 8, 1892. 
Chester Allen Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Nov. 16, 1893. 
Lillian Isabel Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Aug. 12, 1895. 
Benjamin Augustus Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Sept. 27, 

1897. 
Herbert Constantine Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Nov. 13, 

1899. 
Ernest Francis Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Nov. 12, 1901 ; 

died Jan. 31, 1902. 
Ella Elizabeth Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born April 14, 1904. 
Bertha Irene Marble 5 (Frank E. Marble*) born Dec. 8, 1905. 



Alta M. Marble 5 (Charles L. Marble*) born April 22, 1892; died 

July 20, 1892. 
Lewis F. E. Marble 5 (Charles L. Marble*) born July 8, 1908. 



X. JOHN STETSON BARRY. 

John Stetson, the sixth son, was born Mar. 26, 1819. Like his 
brothers he went west to Alton, at an early age, but while there 
decided to prepare for the ministry. He returned to Boston in 
1838, and studied under the Rev. Hosea Ballou, there being then 
no Universalist College. His first pastorate was at Merrimac, 
Mass. He married on April 8, 1840, Louisa Young, niece of his 
sister Adaline's husband. His later pastorates were in Pawtucket, 
R. I., and Weymouth and West Scituate, Mass. His health fail- 



30 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

ing, he gave up the parish but remained in Scituate for the benefit 
of the out-of-door life, and devoted his time to literary work and 
lecturing on biological and geological subjects. He compiled the 
Genealogy of the Stetson Family and wrote the History of Han- 
over, Mass., and a History of Massachusetts, the latter in three 
volumes. While consulting books in this connection he discovered 
the existence and place of deposit of the long lost " Bradford 
Manuscript," a service which the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
of which he was a member, fully appreciated. 

He represented his district in the Massachusetts Legislature two 
terms. He afterwards had pastorates at East Boston and Arling- 
ton, living then at Medford and later at Wakefield. He died at 
the comparatively early age of fifty-three, while visiting his mar- 
ried daughter in St. Louis, Mo. This occurred Dec. 11, 1872. 

CHILDREN. 

Caroline Louisa 3 (John iS. 2 ) born April 12, 1841; married Dec. 4, 
1860, to Charles Willard Morton, son of Charles O. and Persis 
Morton of Needham, Mass. Residence, 1908, Dunedin, Florida. 

Eliza Barnard 3 [John S. 2 ) born June 6, 1843. She was engaged in 
teaching many years. Residence, 1908, Newton, Mass. 

HenrietTxV Maria 3 {John jS.' 2 ) born Jan. 1, 1848 ; married Sept. 22, 
1872, to Horace B. Parker, son of John and Rebecca (Young) 
Parker. Her home was in Newton for many years, and was where 
the mother was cared for, Louisa Barry, whose recollections of the 
early days of the family have been of so much help in the prepara- 
tion of this volume. 

Esther Stetson 3 (John S. 2 ) born Jan. 22, 1854, and named for the 
grandmother. She has been a teacher and clerk. Residence, 
1908, Newton. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Willard Morton 4 (Caroline L. z ) born Sept. 18, 1861; died SejDt. 21, 
1861. 

Gertrude Persis Morton 4 (Caroline X. 3 ) born Jan. 6, 1863. Resi- 
dence, 1908, Dunedin, Florida. 

Helen Louisa Morton 4 ( Caroline X. 3 ) born July 26, 1865 ; died Feb. 
12, 1877. 





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Charles Otis Morton 4 {Caroline L 3 ) born July 10, 1867 ; died Feb. 
10, 1879. 

William Barry Morton 4 ( Caroline L. 3 ) born Oct. 31, 1869 ; died Jan. 
29, 1879. 

Ethel Coolidge Morton 4 {Caroline L 3 ) born Feb. 25, 1876; died 
Jan. 29, 1879. 

Percy Stetson Morton 4 {Caroline L. 3 ) born July 8, 1880. Resi- 
dence, 1908, Dunedin, Fla. 



Horace Lincoln Parker 4 {Henrietta M. 3 ) born Sept. 7, 1873; died 

Aug. 6, 1878. 
Louisa Barry Parker 4 {Henrietta 3f 3 ) born May 23, 1875; died 

Aug. 21, 1878. 
Annie Lincoln Parker 4 {Henrietta M. 3 ) born Dec. 7, 1876; died 

Aug. 13, 1878. 
Laurence Houghton Parker 4 {Henrietta M. 3 ) born Nov. 15, 1878; 

married Oct. 14, 1902, Vivien May N orris, daughter of Charles S. 

and Elizabeth (Eddy) Norris. Residence, 1908, Amherst, Mass., 

where he is teaching in Amherst College. 
Henrietta Parker 4 {Henrietta M. 3 ) born Feb. 23, 1881; died the 

same day. 
Charles Morton Parker 4 {Henrietta M. 3 ) born Feb. 25, 1884. 
Theodore Barry Parker 4 {Henrietta 3£ 3 ) born Sept. 21, 1886. 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 

Elizabeth Eddy Parker 5 {Laurence H Parker*) born Aug. 5, 1905. 
John Barry Parker 5 {Laurence H. Parker*) born Dec. 21, 1906. 



XL AMASA STETSON BARRY. 

Amasa Stetson Barry was born Mar. 23, 1821, and named for 
his mother's brother, Major Amasa Stetson. He shared the good 
educational advantages his father provided, but had the western 
fever and at the age of sixteen went to Alton, 111., in 1837, where 
he entered his brothers' drug store as a clerk. He had such an 
aptitude for business that before he reached his majority he was 
proprietor of a store of his own. He married Oct. 15, 1844, Cath- 
erine Riley, daughter of Capt. Calvin Riley of Mansfield, Ohio. 



32 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

He was prominent in the affairs of the town, assisting in the 
formation of the Unitarian Society, and was especially active in 
the order of Odd Fellows in the town and State. He held the 
office of Treasurer of the Grand Lodge for fifteen years. He trans- 
ferred his store to his eldest son in 1868, and identified himself 
with Fire Insurance companies as adjuster and treasurer during 
his later years, some of which were spent in Chicago. Here, after 
the great fire of 1871, he adjusted and helped close the business 
of the Illinois Mutual Company. His health broke down in the 
spring of 1882, and he died Dec. 17, 1882. He was one of the 
most respected citizens of Alton. 

CHILDREN. 

Kate 8 (Amasa S 2 ) born Sept. 1, 1845 ; married Oct. 18, 1866, to Wil- 
liam B. Gilbert, a lawyer of Cairo, 111. Her home was there until 
her death, which occurred May 11, 1908. 

William Calvin 3 (Amasa S. 2 ) born Mar. 19, 1847 ; married April 6, 
1882, Mary Alice Crocker of Clover Valley, Nev. Residence, 
1908, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Adaline Louise 3 (Amasa 8 2 ) born Mar. 14, 1849; married Oct. 18, 
1870, to Miles Fred Gilbert of Cairo, where she resides in 1908. 

Amasa Stetson, Jr. 3 (Amasa S. 2 ) born Jan. 14, 1852; died June 12, 
1854. 

Esther 3 (Amasa S. 2 ) born June 17, 1854; died Oct. 30, 1858. 

Charles Hart 3 (Amasa S 2 ) born Nov. 15, 1857; married July 30, 
1884, Ida M. Bateman, daughter of Hiram and Mary Bateman. 
Residence, 1908, Chicago, 111., where he is manager of the Western 
Department of the Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company. 

John Deennan 3 (Amasa S 2 ) born Dec. 4, 1859; married Oct. 4, 1882, 
Lilian Clement of Godfrey, 111. Residence, 1908, Hollywood, Cal. 

GRANDCHILDREN. 

Miles Safford Gilbert 4 (Kate z ) born Sept. 2, 1868; married Oct. 4, 
1899, Helen Elizabeth Judson of Evanston, 111. Resides, 1908, 
in Cairo, and is a lawyer in company with his father. 

William Candee Gilbert 4 (Kate z ) born Jan. 7, 1870; married Oct. 
8, 1902, Ethel Tracy Ogden, daughter of Dr. Henry and Mrs. Eva 
Davis Ogden. Residence, 1908, Evanston. 



Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 33 

Kate Riley Gilbert 4 (Kate 3 ) born Dec. 10, 1874 ; died Dec. 16, 1874. 

Barry Gilbert 4 (Kate 3 ) born May 16, 1876; married Oct. 15, 1901, 
Mary M. R. Peterson. Resides, 1908, in Champaign, 111., where 
he is professor of law in the University of Illinois. 



William Crocker Barry 4 ( William G?) born Aug. 2, 1886. 
Mildred Barry 4 ( William C 3 ) born Aug. 3, 1890. 
Gilbert Stephenson Barry 4 ( William C. 3 ) born May 4, 1896. These 
last three reside in Los Angeles with their parents in 1908. 



Nellie Barry Gilbert 4 (Adaline L 3 ) born July 22, 1871 ; married 
Feb, 25, 1895, to Samuel Halliday. Residence, 1908, Cairo. 

Edward Leigh Gilbert 4 (Adaline X. 3 ) born Dec. 23, 1878 ; married 
Sept. 8, 1904, Emma Halliday. Residence, 1908, Cairo. 

Miles Fred Gilbert, Jr. 4 (Adaline X. 3 ) born Nov. 2, 1881 ; died Feb. 
20, 1882. 

Lucile Barry 4 ( Charles H. 3 ) born Feb. 14, 1885. Residence, 1908, 
Chicago, 111. 

Kate Louise Barry 4 (John J). 3 ) born Oct. 6, 1885. 
Martha Clement Barry 4 (John D 3 ) born Aug. 5, 1888. 
Ella Rebecca Barry 4 (John D 3 ) born Nov. 7, 1896. These last 
three reside in 1908, with their parents in Hollywood, Cal. 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. 

Judson Gilbert 5 (Miles S. Gilbert*) born Feb. 22, 1901. 
Helen Gilbert 5 (Miles S. Gilbert*) born Nov. 11, 1902. 
William Baker Gilbert, 5 Jr. (Miles S. Gilbert 4 ) born May 24, 1907. 



Kate Ogden Gilbert 5 ( William C. Gilbert*) born Dec. 31, 1904. 



Louise Halliday 5 (Nellie B. Gilbert*) born July 23, 1899. 



Esther Halliday Gilbert 5 (Edward L. Gilbert*) born Feb. 16, 1907. 
Edward Leigh Gilbert, 5 Jr. (Edward L. Gilbert*) born Dec. 21, 1908 



34 Descendants of William and Esther Barry. 

XIII. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BARRY. 

Benjamin Franklin, or Frank as he was always called, the young- 
est child, was born Oct. 13, 1825. After a good education he was 
apprenticed as a prescription and drug clerk. In 1845 he went to 
Alton, 111., and shortly afterward engaged in the drug business 
with his brother Ainasa. They built up a large business and had 
a branch store in Chicago. On Jan. 6, 1851, he married Susan 
Elizabeth Emerson, daughter of Richard and Olive S. (Chessman) 
Emerson of Alton, formerly of Boston. He was a prominent 
Mason and Knight Templar, being the first Grand Generalissimo 
of the Grand Commandery of Illinois at its institution. His por- 
trait now hangs in the hall of the Grand Commandery at Chicago. 
Subsequently he served for many years as Chaplain of George 
Washington Lodge of Masons, at St. Louis, Mo. 

In 1862 he sold his interest in the drug business to his brother 
Amasa, and went to Cincinnati, where he served for a time as 
Deputy Provost Marshal of the Southern District of Ohio. Later 
he engaged in the fire insurance business in Cincinnati and St. 
Louis. In middle life he changed from the Universalist to the 
Baptist faith, and was an ardent worker among young men and in 
the establishment of mission churches. He was respected and 
loved by all who knew hiin. He died suddenly from heart failure, 
on the 25th day of May, 1889, and was buried at Alton, 111., with 
Masonic honors by the Grand Commanderies of Illinois and Mis- 
souri. His widow died Jan. 8, 1907, in Watertown, N. Y., at the 
home of her son. 

CHILDREN. 

Frank 3 (B. Frank 2 ) born Mar. 28, 1856; married Nov. 5, 1906, in 
Chicago, Anna Louise Dering of Milwaukee, Wis. Residence, 
1908, Albany, N. Y. He was Commissioner of the Chamber of 
Commerce in Watertown, interested in railroad building, and in 
advocating the amendment of laws relative to State railroads. He 
was appointed to take charge of the transportation department 
under the recently formed Public Service Commission, at the 
Capitol. 

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FAMILY PAPERS. 



THE following letter from William Barry to his son John, then 
in Alton, 111., was written on paper eight and a half by fourteen 
inches in size, and the three pages are filled with texts accurately 
quoted from the Bible. Then the sheet is turned and written 
with a coarser pen and red ink entirely across the other writing. 
It is, as he says, perfectly legible, and the ink is very little faded 
in the seventy years. It certainly is a remarkable letter to write 
to a boy of nineteen, and shows the depth and versatility of Wil- 
liam Barry's nature, and his humorous way of saying things : — 

Boston, January 23rd, 1838. 
Dear Joiix, 

I purpose to devote some of my odds and ends of time to furnish- 
ing matter that will be useful to you in the new vocation to which 
you expect to be called, by furnishing some extracts from Scripture 
as may cost much time to come at. In arranging them in your book 
you can make such a disposition of them as you may find most to your 
advantage. Some of them may want to be associated for the purpose 
of defending our tenets, which are attempted to be put down by cer- 
tain passages which are supposed to teach a contrary doctrine. But 
the rule I take is, — two things or doctrines contrary to each other can- 
not both be true. That as God recjuires us not only to love Him and 
our neighbours as we do ourselves, but also to love our enemies (Matt, 
v : 44 and 45) ; that we may not only be the children of God but perfect 
in love even as our Father in heaven is perfect (48 th v.) If therefore 



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we should love God supremely ; our neighbours as ourselves ; and our 
enemies so as to do them good (I John iv : 18-21) ; we should be 
better than God if he will not do the same ; and it would reverse the 
known order of nature. The stream cannot rise higher than the foun- 
tain. So that God must be as good as he requires us to be, and if he is, 
then the doctrine of endless misery cannot be true. Beside which God 
says in Isaiah lvii: 16, "I will not be wroth forever," etc. If there- 
fore there shall come a time when his wrath shall cease, will his child- 
ren still continue to be punished ? I shall hasten to give some further 
extracts : it is possible I may give some twice over, as I do not take 
copies of the letters sent to you. [Then follow about seventy texts 
with chapter and verse given.] 

In order to get my money's worth, I calculate to till this sheet 
so as to make it worth a quarter of a dollar, and as it can with care 
be read perfectly well both ways, I shall make the best use of it I can. 
Tell your brother George that his wife has a son with black hair and 
dark blue eyes, and weighs ten pounds. He is a clear Barry. Jane is 
as comfortable as usual on such occasions. Miss Ann Richardson says 
she is engaged to one Robert Clouston. He seems to be in earnest, for 
he has asked my permission. Now you know as much about it as I 
do. Mr. Young and wife have been to two Balls, one last week and 
one private one to-night, — 24th. Anna and her beau went to a mili- 
tary Ball at Concert Hall. Joseph Jones, Jr., about a fortnight ago, 
helped a sick man into a chaise and went with him to the north part of 
the city. He was found to have the small pox, and Jones took the 
disorder from him and has had it very bad, so as to be deranged for 
several days, but is now said to be on the recovery and doing well. 
Mr. Nath 1 . Lombard, I have learned today, fell down from his loft and 
bruised him badly, but is now nearly recovered. It is strange we 
have not heard of it before. Mr. Harlow laid a wager with Mr. I. 
Adams a year ago, that Henry would be married last year. They and 
Henry partake a venison supper this evening, to settle the hash. Mr. 
Sweet recommended that Henry should take him with him as a witness 
to the fact ! 

Our season has been remarkably mild. I do not recollect of any 
snow since the fore part of Dec. last, nor any cold weather but two 
days. Our wharfingers feel rather sorry that they cannot sell their 
wood and coal. There are large quantities of coal on hand, and the 
article is falling. Mother and I attended the lecture of the Mechanics 



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Association last night. Doct. Jackson gave a geological lecture, — the 
subject, "Coal." He demonstrated that its composition was from veg- 
etable substances. He showed us specimens where the ferns and other 
vegetable substances were incorporated with it, and especially the soft 
coal which in our part of the country is composed chiefly of the char- 
coal of white pine wood and pitch. He informed us that we may 
satisfy ourselves by breaking a piece in twain, and by means of a good 
or even a common microscope, could discover the fibre of the wood and 
the parts of other vegetable substances. I examined a piece today and 
we could all see plainly the carbon from white pine wood ; the fibres 
are as distinct as a piece from one of our coal carts. He also had some 
specimens of recent formations found in the State of Maine. 

Tell Richard I should be really glad to have him come and settle 
with us, and ask him to " bring Mark with him." 

25 th . I received a letter from William today. They are all well. 
I enquired of him agreeably to your request what he would be willing 
to do, in case it was thought best for you to study a profession. He 
says he should not advise you to undertake this profession until you 
have given some proof of your firmness of purpose : that you are 
young, — full young enough to enter upon that laborious and respon- 
sible office. He suggests your keeping a school for one or two years ; 
that you might be preparing yourself all the while for your studies, and 
acquiring habits of intellectual application and a knowledge of human 
nature. He hopes you will take the subject into serious consideration. 
That if you afford evidence of fitness and constancy he would gladly 
render assistance to the extent of his ability. I must acknowledge that 
I think there is wisdom in his observations. I would observe in ad- 
dition that the station to which you aspire — and I hope you will 
attain, is a responsible one so far as it regards yourself and others : that 
every thing said or written by you will be watched carefully, and a slip 
of the tongue or pen sometimes makes a man sorry that he had not 
been more guarded. It is a very humiliating feeling to be placed in 
error, where your neighbours and the public can clearly see the error. 
Such things make a considerable discount upon the influence a teacher 
would otherwise have, who had not exhibited those marks of indis- 
cretion and want of sound judgment. I would not let the above obser- 
vations influence you to give up your present purpose, provided you 
come to a fixed and determined resolution to " stand fast in the faith, 
to quit you like a man," then "be strong." (I Cor. xvi : 13.) "Take 



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unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand 
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Eph. vi : 11-13.) 

I must reserve any further remarks to a future letter. In the mean- 
time please write and let me know the decision you and your brothers 
and sisters have come to. All well. The best love to all. From 

Mother and Father. 
Boston, Febv 3 rd 1838. 



Dear John, 

I thought I would write you one more letter on the subject of your 
intended new profession. You say you have had at some time doubts 
whether you should become good enough for a minister. To this I 
will refer you for the requisites to make you so: to Isaiah i : 16: — 
" Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from 
before mine eyes ; cease to do evil ; learn to do well ; seek judgment, 
relieve the oppressed ; judge the fatherless ; plead for the widow. 
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord." You must 
search the scriptures : " But continue thou in the things which thou 
hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast 
learned them ; and that from a child thou hast known the holy script- 
ures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith, 
which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given .... for instruction in 
righteousness : that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly fur- 
nished unto all good works." (II Timo. iii : 14 to 17.) 

We had today, 4 Feb?, a sermon in the morning from Isaiah xlii : 1 : 
" Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my soul 
delighteth ; I have put my spirit upon him : he shall bring forth judg- 
ment to the Gentiles." He observed that all denominations hold this 
to be a prophecy of the Saviour; therefore no time need be taken up 
to prove what is admitted true. He then used this passage, in connec- 
tion with others, to prove that Christ was not God, inasmuch as God 
called him his servatit, that he was upheld by him, and had put his 
spirit upon him, etc. All which is inconsistent with the character of an 
independent, and perfectly consistent with the character of a dependent 
being. He then observed respecting the term " elect." Our Saviour, 
his Apostles, all the Patriarchs and Prophets of old, were the elect. 
But for what were they elected ? to be saved from the punishment 
due for their sins? to receive in their persons any advantages over 



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others in a future state of existence? No. They were elected to 
make known the will of God toward all his intelligent offspring ; to 
bring to light those truths to their less favored brethren, which are 
necessary to their well-being in this life. To make the good-will of 
God certain to the minds of their brethren, of which before they were 
in doubt. They did not make the truth, — the truth existed from all 
eternity ; but it was not for certainty brought to light and made known 
to them before. 

In the afternoon we had a discourse from Matt, vi: 24 and 25. "No 
man can serve two masters : for either he will hate the one, and love 
the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye 
cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no 
thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; nor yet 
for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, 
and the body than raiment ? " His first comments were upon the terms 
Master and Servant. It was perfectly proper that we should serve God 
as our master, because as Christ says, " His yoke is easy and his burden 
is light." That it is the duty of a servant to be faithful in the busi- 
ness of his master, and when we receive God for our master he will 
exact nothing but what is for our benefit. All his requirements are for 
our own good. Paul says (Rom. vi : 16) : " Know ye not, that to whom 
ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye 
obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness'?" 
By serving mammon is meant striving for worldly goods or pleasure. 
A man who is eager after riches, — this is the scripture interpretation 
of mammon. Every one knows that the mind is constantly on the 
stretch, in so much that scarce anything else can have a place in our 
minds for a moment, and when riches is the object, it frequently begets 
such an ardent desire in us that we become changed from masters to 
servants ; and when riches or any other worldly acquirement get the 
mastery of us, we not only become servants but wretched servants also, 
and are oftentimes led to fraud and dishonesty, which are transgessions 
of the law of God ; and Solomon says, " the way of transgi-essors is 
hard," not will be, in a future state, but is so now. (Prov. xiii : 15.) 

He said he would not be understood as speaking against accumulat- 
ing property in a proper manner, — this is not forbidden ; but quoted 
a number of passages to show that they were commended, — which I 
cannot recollect. The same may be said of honor. When a man sets 
his affections upon honor, he will sacrifice everything to obtain it, and 



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when it is obtained it is but a bubble. Not so when ye serve God for 
master. " In keeping thy commandments there is great reward." (Ps. 
xix : 8-11.) He then descanted upon the fashions of the day, and seemed 
to be of opinion that a great part of the sufferings we were now en- 
during was owing to making ourselves the servants to it. Riches and 
honor were both good and lawful, when properly sought for and used ; 
but when we become the servants to them, then we commit sin, — in 
that another than the true God is worshipped and served. 

On the word thought he said that as it was now understood it would 
be an improper translation. But the word originally meant anxiety, 
trouble, etc. In this sense the word is consistent with the rest of the 
scriptures, but with its present meaning it is in opposition to them. If it 
was contrary to the laws of God for a man to lay up riches ; if he were 
compelled to earn no more than is necessary for his present use, how 
could there ever be anything to give to the poor and needy? The 
very idea of the command to contribute of your substance for the poor 
and needy, presupposes that a man must have it before he can bestow 
it, and if he but acquire it lawfully it is all that is required. 

It is impossible to do any kind of justice to these discourses in the 
few words allotted to a single letter of a sheet, but it may lead to form- 
ing some idea of what might be said by setting forth the points in the 
argument. In looking into Webster, he says "to take thought, — to be 
solicitous, anxious. Matt, vi." So you see it is his opinion that the 
above is the true definition given to the word " thought." From this, 
how true what Peter says in his 2d Epistle in: 16, "As also in all his 
(Paul's) epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some 
things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and un- 
stable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruc- 
tion." 

You may depend upon one thing : that if you are diligent in search- 
ino- the scriptures and learning the true meaning thereof, by a proper 
attention to comparing them each with another, you will, by the help 
of God, obtain the true knowledge of them, and that is about as much 
happiness as we can desire. I hope to hear from you ere long, — that 
you have received my letters, and that you have resolved, God willing, 
to devote the remainder of your life faithfully to seeking and promul- 
gating "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Eph. iii : 8) to a sinful and 
erring world. I want you to try your best to keep in the ways of the 
Lord with all diligence. I would not be understood that you are to do 



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nothing else, for that would be improper. Labour and exercise are 
indispensable both to your health and to your usefulness. Paul wrought, 
as he informs us, with his own hands, that he might not be chargeable 
to any one ; and recommends to the followers of Christ, and especially 
to those who were called to preach the Gospel (II Thess. iii : 8, and I 
Thess. ii : 9) to do the same. Only study the scriptures diligently and 
prayerfully, and you will in them find a fountain of riches — better ad- 
vice than I can give — and the inexpressible pleasure of a good con- 
science, in faithfully doing your duty, in serving the Lord and your 
neighbours. 

Tell Eliza that her mother called in to our house this day and said I 
might inform her that they were all well, — that she had received 
a long letter from her since her sickness, and was glad she had got so 
well. I have no objection to your showing your letters to your brothers 
and sisters, if they wish to see them ; and it may be of some value for 
you to let them see that my recommendations are good and conform- 
able to the scriptures, as they might think, from your keeping them in 
the dark, that I had said something that was improper, or at least I 
had not done what I might and should have done, — that I had not 
given you that advice that you needed. Remember me affectionately 
to all, and believe me to be your unfailing friend and 

Fathek. 
All well. Love to all. 

The following letter was written by William Barry to his son, 
the Rev. John S. Barry, then preaching in West Scituate, Mass. : — 

Boston, Oct. 3 d , 1841. 
Dear Son: 

Mr. Ballou called on mother yesterday, and said he should like to 
exchange with you. He wishes me to write you, for you to set a time 
when it will be convenient for you. He thinks you had better get a 
chaise of his friend Jacobs, and ride down to the steamboat at Hing- 
ham, and let him take it to return ; and when you return, for you to 
take the steamboat and meet him at the wharf, and you to return home 
in the chaise. Mother says she should not object to having Louisa come 
in with you, even if she should bring the babe with her ! 

We had a letter from Esther, at Philadelphia. She and her husband 
were well. When you come up you can read the letter and the answer. 



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We have also had a letter from Amasa, stating they were all well at 
Alton. He was preparing to take a journey on horseback into the 
interior, about 500 miles, on some business for his employer, — collect- 
ing, I believe. Mark is doing business again, and A. thinks, doing 
very well. George, I believe, is doing fairly well in his new store. 

We had Ira Thayer and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Gay, Jonathan's 
daughter, to dine j^esterday. Left all friends well. We have had a 
splendid exhibition at the Fair, which closed at 9 P. M. last eve. We 
passed through from Faneuil to Quincy Hall by a tunnel made of strips 
of board four inches wide and one and a half inches thick, made in 
wicker form, without any support except that it rested one end on 
Faneuil, the other on Quincy Hall. It appeared to be as firm as though 
it were made of timbers with supporters under them. 

William has removed into his new house, and he and his wife are 
much pleased with it. Amasa Stetson and wife have been up here from 
Stetson (Maine) ; have visited their friends at Amherst. He received 
a letter from his namesake to meet him at Bangor on a certain day and 
hour, and he lost no time in complying. Aunt Simeon came up with 
them. They called at our house the evening they came up, but mother 
and myself being both away, we did not see them. Mrs. Stetson went 
up to New Ipswich, N. H., to see her friends. 

How do you like your new house? Do you find it as convenient as 
you expected ? Have you ever written upon Phil, ii : 3 ? What think 
you of it as a subject? Mother says if she had not to rack her brains 
to write the children at the West today, she would have been pleased 
to have written on a part of this sheet. 

Mr. A. A. Miner of Methuen was to have supplied our desk today, 
but his family being unwell, he cannot come, and Mr. Ballou is dis- 
appointed in having to supply in his stead. What poor, weak mortals 
we are, — not able to tell what a day may bring to pass ! We have a 
tough storm today. 

I must close this letter, as the second bell is nigh ringing and I am 
not quite ready for church, so I must conclude by assuring yourself and 
wife of the continued affection of 

Father and Mother. 

The use of a sheet of paper by both of them was a common 
occurrence in their letter-writing, as is shown in the following and 
mentioned in the preceding letter : — 



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Letter of Esther and William Barry. 

Boston, November 10, 1841. 
Dear Louisa : 

Your kind letter was duly received. I truly thank you for writing. 
Tis a long time since we had one word from you. I am pleased enough 
that you intend to visit us next week. I want to see the dear little one 
much. You want to know when I heard from Becky. Not one word 
since you were at Boston. I received a letter from Sarah about ten 
days ago. Not a word from Esther since she wrote from Philadelphia. 

Well, dear Louisa, you will want to know what is going on among 
us. Yesterday I was with Edith the most of the day, and last eve, at 
half-past nine, she presented her husband with a fine daughter. She 
looks more like the Barrys than the boy does. E. is quite comfortable 
today, and so is the babe. Anna is tolerable. The boy is pretty well. 
Eliza has been tolerable ; she has been to church once. Charles boards 
at East Boston. Tomorrow I expect to spend at Charles C. Barry's, 
with Brother Thomas's wife. Last week I spent the day at James 
Barry's. Lucy says she does want to see you much. Lucy's girl talks, 
and is quite interesting. Father and myself expect to spend Thanks- 
giving with Adaline this year. How I do wish I could have all of the 
children together on that day, but alas ! it cannot be. I will leave the 
other page for Father, so will leave the rest till we can talk all over 
together. Kiss the babe for grandma, and love to John, and accept 

the unabated love of 

Mother Barry. 

Mother has left a few lines for me. You did not answer my inquiry 
whether your papers should be sent by mail or called for ; however, as 
you will be up so soon, I shall not send them down until I see you. 
I have been up to Barre, Hardwick and Petersham since I saw you, and 
obtained subscribers for thirty volumes of the Journal. I put up at 
Mr. Willard's one day. It rained about all the time 

Have you mastered the Latin and Greek sufficiently to study the 
classics? I should advise you to study them as soon as you feel able. 
It will help your style, and increase the ability for representation by 
figures drawn therefrom, and enlarge your sphere of knowledge. Those 
of our order who have not studied the classics, draw their figures and 
arguments principally from the Scriptures. I would not undervalue 



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these, but as every one who reads his Bible is more or less acquainted 
with them, they appear trite to him. Your sermons will afford more 
attraction by using embellishments less commonly known. Have you 
ever observed Mr. Mann's writings? How perfectly adapted his figures 
are to convey to the minds of others what he desires, in the most clear 
and brilliant light ? Clear and lucid imagery has a wonderful effect on 
the human mind. I am very glad to learn your babe is so, good. I 
was sorry to hear you had been so unfortunate as to be poisoned again. 
Doctor Mattson says that the Arum Triphyllum or Wake Robin (the 
root) is good for persons poisoned either by dogwood or ivy. Cut the 
fresh root into slices and rub upon the part affected three or four times 
a day, until a cure is effected.* Remember me affectionately to your 
wife and accept assurances of continued affection of your 

Father. 

The letters between the years 1841 and 1847 are shorter than 
those just given, but are of interest, as they contain items con- 
cerning the affairs at the School Street Church, and news from the 
western members of the family. He continues his advice to John 
in regard to his parish and sermons, and expresses sympathy for 
his poor health. Mention is made of visits from John and his 
family, and in one in 1844 of a visit of the grandparents to the 
son, and another, in 1847, of their again spending Thanksgiving 
day with the daughter Adaline. In one letter, dated April, 1848, 
William Barry says : — 

As I have written but one letter besides this for two or three years, 
you must excuse it if the chirography or composition is not equal to 
former years. I feel I am growing old, and my memory is not so good 
as in former days ; but this must be expected. I have been very well 
myself, and I hope I am thankful for it. I find no great difficulty in 
conversing with persons on various subjects ; but when I set me about 
writing a letter I find my memory is so impaired that it is difficult to 
bring to mind a sufficient number of topics to make it interesting to 
others. 



* William Barry was a believer in herbs as medicine, and this book of 
Mattson's was his source of information. The book is still in our family, and 
has his name on the fly-leaf. 



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We received a letter from the West to-day. Rebecca is more 
comfortable than she was, and hopes are entertained of her final 
recovery. The rest are all well. Your brother-in-law Frank has 
bought a house in lower Alton, and was to remove last week. 
Amasa is about building near Rebecca's. Robert [Clouston] was here 
last week. He was well, and his children were growing finely and 
were all healthy. He still has the same housekeeper he had when Ann 
•lied. She is a very faithful person. Charles is getting along regu- 
larly with his new building in Jamaica Plain, and expects to get into it 
by the first of July. There seems to be a prospect of all the children 
leaving Boston except Henry. There is not much reason to believe he 
will leave the city. Although he has been burned out, and is now 
doing business over Peck's store, corner of Washington street, yet their 
customers seem to follow them, and they will not suffer much by the 
calamity, I hope. Their stock was appraised very low (that is, what 
was saved), and their friends have bought it at a fair profit. Adaline 
is a little run down with care, but is otherwise comfortably well, and 
the children are all well. Whoever has children must expect all the 
pleasures and trials incident thereto. All that is necessary is to do our 
duty to them faithfully, and trust Providence for the issue. 

We are glad to learn that you have been engaged for another year 

on terms satisfactory to you. Better is a little with love and peace 

than an abundance with strife. It has been and now is quite sickly in 

this city. Many have colds, and mother has been sick for a few days, 

but is now better. Jane's health is improving, and George is well, but 

Fanny is still sick. We had a snow-storm yesterday, and it froze last 

night as hard as in the winter. It feels rather nipping this morning. 

Having exhausted all the subjects I can think of, I must now close. 

Please remember mother and myself to all the family, and believe us 

as ever your affectionate parents, 

William Barry. 

The last letter in the collection kept by John S. Barry is dated 

Nov. 9, 1848. It is possible it was the last his father wrote him. 

It is given in full : — 

Boston, Nov r . 9 th , 1848. 
Dear John : 

It is a long time since we have had a letter from you ; and having an 
opportunity to send you a line by Mrs. Jacobs, I thought I would im- 
prove it. Our family are all as well as usual except Jane. She remains 



50 Family Papers. 



about the same as when you were here, and Henry's babe has a severe 
cold and is unwell. A number of our friends paid a visit to Henry 
yesterday, viz. : Mother and myself, William, George, Charles, Adaline, 
Eliza and Robert. Calvin was not there, as they could not both leave 
their wharf at the same time. We had a very pleasant time. It was 
the anniversary of their wedding day, the tenth year since they were 
united in wedlock. We received a letter from Amasa a few days since. 
They were all well in their quarter. He was snugly settled in their 
new house, and was as prosperous as could be expected. 

We have the Cochituate water running in our house, and find it good 
and convenient. Our city is flourishing, and as healthy as usual. Our 
furnace keeps our house comfortably warm, and although it cost con- 
siderable to set it, yet our friends generally approve of it. 

Last evening we attended the wedding of Mr. Frederick Grantham 
to Catherine Jones, at Grace Church in Temple street. I was appointed 
in the place of father to give her away to her intended husband. All 
went on smoothly. 

I have given you all the news I could think of, and mother cannot 
conveniently write you now ; she will (if permitted) write you in a few 
days. Accept the affectionate regards of your mother and myself to 
you, your wife and friends, and believe me, as ever, 

Your loving father, 

William Barry. 



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BOSTON HAT-STORE. 



WILLIAM BARRY. 

HNo. I, Old Statehonsc, 
AS for sale, of British Manufacture 

Gentleman's black superfine London 
HATS, 
Do. do. 2d and 3d qualities, 
Youth's drab Hats, green undersides, 
Men and Youth's camels hair Hats. 

Of American Manufacture 

Boston Hat Manufactory, extra fine, istand 
2nd quality, 

Men and Youth's Plated Hats, istand 2nd 
qualities, 

Youth's Drab and Children's Moroco Hats 

Gentleman's Chapeau Bras, trimmed and 
untrimmed, 

Glazed Leather, aud men's and boy's Felt 
Hats. FURS. 

Beaver, Raccoon, Nutra, Muskrat, Camels 
Hair, red and white Wool. 

HAT TRIMMINGS. 

Pink, Yellow, Salmon and Orange coloured 
glazed Cambrick - silk and mixed Galloon bin- 
ding — red, green and yellow Moroco Skins — 
yellow and white tinsel Bands — Tip Paper — 
Bands and Buckles- black sewing SOk — Draw 
Cord — Looping, Cockades, &c. 

— Likewise — 

Hat Irons - GTtre- Hatter's Baskets - Scour- 
ing, finishing and tip Brushes — Twine, Block 
Line, &c. &. Aug. 25 

[The above fac-simile of one of William Barry's advertisements is reprinted 
from the original newspaper clipping, preserved in the family.] 



54 Family Papers. 



REGIMENTAL ORDERS. 



Boston, April 2b, 1812. 
Major General DEARBORN, 

Sir — The President of the United States has made a requisition upon 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ten thousand Men, officers in- 
cluded, of the Militia, to be detached and held in readiness to march at 
a moments warning when they shall be directed to take the field. — And 
the Commander in Chief is required by the President of the United 
States to use the most speedy and effectual means to carry into effect 
the said requisition — and in pursuance thereof, orders have been issued 
this day for making the detachment throughout this State. 

These orders have been printed under my inspection with intent to 
hasten and facilitate the execution of them, and by direction of the 
Commander in Chief, I herewith send you a large number of the said 
General Order. I also send you a parcel of printed forms for the 
primary lists of the men detached. The detachment muster rolls, and 
other blank forms which may be required, will be forwarded very soon 
hereafter. I am, Sir, 

Your humble servant, 

WM. DONNISON, Adjt. Gen, 

A true copy of the original, H. A. S. DEARBORN, Aid de Camp. 

May 1, 1812— Transmitted. JONA. PAGE, Lt. Col. Comdg. 2d Brig. 14 Div. 

Copy— Attest, SAMUEL JAQUES, jr. Adjt. 

Lt. Col. JACOB STEARNS. Boston, May 11th, 1812. 

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To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

GREETING. 

MU®%® "Xtf That We, 
confiding in the ability, discretion and integrity of 

of ^ffl PsftZft*-^ Esquire, 

by and with the advice and consent of the Council, 
have assigned, constituted and appointed ; and, by 
these Presents, do assign, constitute and appoint 
him, the said-^^^j^^^ <^&^y 

Esquire, to be one of our JUSTICES OF THE 

PEACE, within and for the County of ^U^a^h^j 
for and during the term of seven years from the 
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keep, and cause to be kept, the Law's and Ordinances 
made for the good of the peace, and for the conservation 
of the same, and for the quiet, rule and government of 
our citizens and subjects in the said County ; and to exe- 
cute and perform all the powers and duties, which by 
our laws appertain to the said-office, so long as he, the 
said ^'^fcgcLthr*^' *-^&asr/ry Esquire, 

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BOSTON : 



MONDAY — MAY 11, 1829. 



REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION. 

An election is to be held this day, in the several wards of this city, for 
fifty-five Representatives in the next General Court. Four tickets have 
been prepared, and we understand will be offered to the voters in the sev- 
eral wards, under the respective designations of Republican, National Re- 
publican, Free Trade and Poor Debtors' tickets. 

"We very sincerely regret the apparent diversity of sentiment in the 
voters of the city, evinced by the formation of so many tickets. We hoped 
that the great and vital interests of this city in the proceedings of the next 
Legislature, might have led to the formation of such a ticket, as would have 
secured a general and united support; and if, out of the great number of 
candidates that will be to-day presented at the polls for the suffrages of the 
voters, a full representation could be elected, to secure this result, we 
should be willing to postpone political preferences or personal partialities, 
provided each individual so elected would truly and efficiently represent 
the great interests of the city, upon the important questions of internal im- 
provement and an equalization of the expenses of the government of the 
Commonwealth. * * * 



REPUBLICAN TICKET. 

Agreeably to a vote of the Republican citizens authorizing the ward and 
county committees to select candidates for the ensuing election, they have 
selected the following gentlemen in obedience to their order, and offer them 
for the suffrages of their fellow citizens. 



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William Barry, 
John K. Simpson, 
George Hallet, 
Caleb Eddy, 
Thomas Kendall, 
Hall J How, 
Lemuel P. Grosvenor, 
Joshua Sears, 
Isaac Rhodes, 
Charles Henshaw, 
Joseph S. Hastings, 



John Binney, 
Oliver Eldridge, 
John W. James, 
Asa Adams, 
Samuel S. Lewis, 
Edmund Wright, Jr. 
Paul Farnum, 
Larra Crane, 
Stephen Locke, 
William Wright, 
Samuel Dexter, 



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Jonathan Sinionds, 
Elias B. Thayer, 
Levi Bartlett, 
William Simonds, 
Stillman Lothrop, 
Josiah Dunham, 
Henry Hatch, 
Henry B. Smith, 
Prentiss Hobbs, 
Charles Ewer, 
Alpheus Stetson, 
Joseph H. Prince, 
Martin Bates, 
Ebenezer A. Lester, 
John S. Perkins, 
Daniel D. Brodhead, 
Oliver Fisher, 



Abner Phelps, 
Billings Briggs, 
Charles G. Greene, 
William W. Blake, 
Isaac Jenney, 
Tilly Brigham, 
Joseph Ripley, 
Robert Bacon, 
Michael Lovell, 
John Griggs, 
Thomas Patten, 
Oliver Reed, 
Samuel A. Shed, 
Peres Loring, 
Jared Lincoln, 
James H. Rivers. 



Voted, That the County and Ward Committees be charged with procur- 
ing and distributing the votes when prepared. 

Voted, That the list selected be published in the Boston Patriot and the 
Boston Statesman, on Monday next. 

By order of the Ward and County Committees. 

LEWIS LEROW, Secretary. 
May 4th, 1829. 

[From "The Boston Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser" of the 11th May, 
1829, printed at or near No. 29 State Street. The article of which this forms a 
part also has the nominations made by some of the other parties mentioned.] 



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59 



THE FAMILY BIBLE RECOKD.* 



Charles Barry was born in Ireland, and bred a tailor. He came 
from Ireland to America, and settled in Williamsburg, Va., from 
whence he removed to Boston and worked at his business with 
Alexander Hodgden. He afterwards went to sea, and died at sea 
in December, 1735, leaving but one child, a son named John 
Barry, who was also bred a tailor. The said John Barry was born 
in Boston either in May or June, 1735, and on the 14th of April, 
1757, married Molly Blake, daughter of Jonathan Blake of Bos- 
ton, shoemaker, and had eleven children. 

The said Jonathan Blake is supposed to have been born in Boston 
sometime in the year 1702, as he is stated to have died in Boston 
on the 10th of April, 1773, and to have been aged 71 years. 

It is also said there were two brothers who came from some part 
of Great Britain, supposed England, and settled in the town of 
Dorchester, in that part now called South Boston, soon after Bos- 
ton was settled, from whom sprang all the Blakes in this part of 
America. 



Children of John and Mary Barry, Married Apr. 14, 1757. 





Births. 


Deaths. 






Aged. 


John, 


Feb. 20, 1758, 


Dec. 26, 1831, 






73 yrs. 


Samuel Blake, 


Oct. 21, 1759, 


Aug. 29, 1760, 






10 mos. 


Samuel, 


June 25, 1761, 


Jan. 20, 1835, 






74 yrs. 


Charles, 


Feb. 13, 1763, 


Same day, 








Charles, 


May 28, 1764, 


supposed died in Penna 


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Mary, 


Mar. 16, 1766, 


Mary Lincoln, Dec. 


17, 


1831, 


65 yrs. 


James, 


June 12, 1768, 


Feb. 14, 1834, 






65 yrs. 


Thomas, 


Apr. 5, 1770, 


Jan. 9, 1847, 






77 yrs. 


Elizabeth, 


Mar. 27, 1772, 


Eliz. Leavitt, Aug. 


20, 


1835, 


63 yrs. 


Jonathan Blake, 


July 16, 1774, 


Oct. 4, 1774, 






2 mos. 


William, 


Sept. 22, 1776, 


Aug. 11, 1855, 






79 yrs. 




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THE BARRY FAMILY. 



The following is the account of the family written by the Rev. 
William Barry, Jr., in 1877, mentioned on page 16: — 

The tradition is that my great-grandfather Barry, with a brother, 
came from Ireland to America in 17 — , the brother going to Wil- 
liamsburg (or Petersburg), Va., and my great-grandfather settling 
in Boston. While this tradition is probable, I do not consider it 
certain in all particulars. The name of our Boston ancestor was 
supposed to be Charles. After carefully examining the Boston 
Records, I have found no trace of a Charles ; the very name was 
rare on New England records (owing to the regicide of King 
Charles) until about 1750, and yet Charles may have been his 
name. 

John Barry, my grandfather, died Dec. 5, 1784, aet. 50, making 
him born in 1734, when his mother (born in 1713) was 21 years 
old. He was an only child, and Ins father died when, some say, 
he was three to five years old, — some say less. His mother's 
name was Mary (called Molly), but of what family is not indi- 
cated. 

In 1845 my uncle Thomas Barry, then 75 years old (six years 
older than William, my father), told me that his father had an 
Aunt Vose at Milton. Her precise connection with our family has 
never been explained, though it may clear Mary's origin. She 
(Aunt Vose) married 1st, Ebenezer, a blacksmith, who lived in 
Dorchester opposite Milton Bridge ; 2nd, Nathan, also a black- 



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smith, who lived at the homestead on the road leading from the 
" Liberty Pole " in Milton to Milton meeting-house, one half way.* 

The following marriages are on Boston Records : — 

James Barry married Mary Simpson, June 8, 1721. 
Thomas Barry married Sarah Gilbert, Nov. 4, 1724. 
James Barry married Sarah Dickson, July 18, 1726. 
James Barry married Mary Carey, August 30, 1736. 

After the above follows the marriage of Mary Barry to Capt. 
Matthew Blair, Aug. 23, 1739. It is certain the last was the re- 
marrying of my grandfather John's mother, then a widow, and 
about 26 years old. By her second husband she had a daughter 
Mary, and a son; some say Matthew Blair. I am suspicious it 
may have been Victor, for there is no record of a Matthew Blair, 
Jr. A Victor Blair married Elizabeth Endicott in 1782. Again 
a Victor Blair married Abigail Reed in 1784, both of Boston. 
Matthew Blair's death is not on record. Uncle Thomas told me 
he followed the seas and died at sea. 

After Capt. Blair's death, his widow married a third time, a 
Whitney. (28th Report Record Comm. says, page 268, John 
Whitney and Mary Blair married Oct. 21, 1748.) She had a 
daughter Elizabeth (Betsey) Whitney, who died unmarried at 
Milton, Nov. 13, 1775, aet. 26. Uncle Thomas told me there was 
another child by Whitney, but gave no information as to the name 
or later life. So she had a child (John) by Barry, two by Capt. 
Blair, and two by Whitney, f 

* Mr. Herbert Barry, of New York, by employing a genealogist, has given 
us a pamphlet entitled " The Descendants of Charles Barry : A Record of Five 
Generations." In a letter to me he says : "Her having a sister who married 
a Vose of Milton gave a clue from which was traced the information stated 
in the sketch, — that l she appears to have been the daughter of John Rogers 
of Dorchester.' " This can only be concluded by considering, as he does, that 
the recording clerk made a mistake in writing Rachel for Mary ; for the item 
upon which he bases this conclusion reads plainly in the book of Boston 
Records at the Old Court House: "Oct. 6, 1729: marriage intentions of 
Charles Barry and Rachel Rogers, both of this town." [E. S. B.] 

1 Rev. Charles Lincoln Morgan, a descendant of William Barry's sister Mary, 
has given much time to searching the Boston Records, to settle these disputed 
points. He found the children of Mary (Barry) Blair to have been : Matthew, 
baptized June 8, 1740 ; Thomas, baptized Dec. 9, 1744 ; Mary, baptism not re- 
corded. 



62 Family Papers. 



While a widow she became housekeeper for Gov. Samuel Adams, 
who had two children who were quite young when their mother 
died. Widow Whitney died Oct. 4, 1764, aet. 51, it is said at the 
house of Samuel Adams.* 

The father of John Barry as aforesaid died young. The gen- 
eral tradition is that he was a tailor, partner of Alexander Hodg- 
den's father. May he not have "followed the seas"? No record 
of his death is found, unless he was the John Berry, mariner, 
noticed in 1743. As this was four years after Mary's marriage to 
Capt. Blair, 1739, it is hardly probable John Berry was her hus- 
band. 

The tradition is that, after the death of his father, John was 
sent to live with his uncle at Williamsburg, or Petersburg, Va., 
but that after the mother's marriage to Captain Blair, he returned 
to her.f Of John Barry's youth no further facts are known, save 
that he served his apprenticeship as tailor with Hodgden. If his 
mother (as before stated) was housekeeper for Gov. Adams, as 
she died in 1764, when her son John was 26 years old, it is hardly 
probable he ever lived at the Governor's. 

John Barry married Mary (or as then commonly called, Molly) 
Blake, April 14, 1757, when about 23 years old ; his wife Mary 
(born April 3, 1732) being about 25. Mary Blake was daughter 
of Jonathan and his wife Mary (Bennet), who were married April 
26, 1725. The mother, Mary Bennet, was probably daughter of 
Jonathan and wife Ruth (born 1704). This Bennet family is 
noticed on Boston Records as early as 1646. 

The Blakes are a very ancient New England family. James 
(with his brother William) was in Dorchester at the start. James 
was Ruling Elder of the Dorchester church ; he commanded the 
" Castle '" about 1630, and was also first Town Clerk of Dor- 

* Rev. Mr. Morgan says he searched the Milton burying-ground for her 
grave, but unsuccessfully. As Samuel Adams's tomb is in the Granary Bury- 
ing-ground, it may be she was interred there. [E. S. B.] 

t We have written to city clerks and others in the South, and when in Wil- 
liamsburg, in 1907, I examined all records not burned at the time of the 
Revolution, for the names of Barrys, rinding no trace that was any help in our 
tradition. There were Blairs there, which seems a significant point. [E. S. B.] 



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Chester. The family lived at " Dorchester Point" (near Boston). 
One son settled in Boston, one in Wrentham, one in Hingham, and 
one remained at home. On the Suffolk Records I [William Barry, 
Jr.] found records of the Will of a Jonathan Blake of Wrentham, 
Mass., whose wife was Elizabeth, and he a shoemaker. He had a 
son Jonathan, who, I suppose, was the father of Mary Barry. He 
probably removed to Boston from Wrentham when he married. 
The following, as near as I can ascertain, is the family of Jonathan 
and Mary (Bennet) Blake, married April 26, 1725: — 

Mary, born April 3, 1732, was married to John Barry April 14, 1757, 

and died May 28, 1801, aet. 69. 
Ruth, born 1743, was married to Wyman; died Jan. 20, 1776, 

aet. 33. 
Elizabeth was married to Wm. Mills, who died Feb. 25, 1808, aet. 

60; she died Oct. 11, 1834. 

Jonathan Blake, the father of the above, died April 10, 1773, 
aet. 71. His gravestone is to be seen in the Burying-ground at or 
near the north-east corner. 

Uncle Thomas thought his second wife was Susan Goddard, but 
I find on Boston Records the marriage of Jonathan Blake and 
Mary Goddard, Aug. 8, 1750. This wife had several children, 
two or three of whom died in infancy, but one lived and married 
Mr. Seaver, and was the "Aunt Seaver" whom I well remember 
in my youth.* 

John Barry, after his marriage with Mary Blake, worked at his 
trade in Boston as a tailor. He lived (says Uncle Thomas) on 
" East street, east side, where (1845) the Blake or bake-house 
stands," — the house adjoining the Hatch estate. Here were 

* Aunt Mills and Aunt Seaver were remembered by several of the family. 
Aunt Seaver was often called upon for friendly nursing. She once had a room 
in Roxbury near the Youngs, and later in life near the home of Uncle Thomas, 
whose son recalls carrying her cooked food. A plate and a small box, which 
once belonged to these aunts, are in the possession of one of the younger 
generation. 



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born all his children except William, the youngest, who was born 
in Milton, " the first house beyond the bridge." * 

The list of his children is as follows : — 

John, born Feb. 20, 1758; died Dec. 26, 1831. 

Samuel Blake, born Oct. 21, 1759; died Aug. 29, 1700. 

Samuel, born June 25, 1761 ; died Jan. 20, 1835. 

Charles, stillborn Feb. 13, 1763. 

Charles, born May 28, 1764. It is supposed he died in Pennsyl- 

vania in 1800 or later. 
Mary, born March 16, 1766 ; was married to Charles Lincoln, and 

died Dec. 17, 1831. 
James, born June 12, 1768 ; died Feb. 14, 1834. 
Thomas, born April 5, 1770; died Jan. 9, 1847. 
Elizabeth, born March 27,1772; was married to Elijah Leavitt, 

and died Aug. 7, 1835. 
Jonathan Blake, born July 16, 1774; died Oct. 4, 1774. 
William, born Sept. 22, 1776; married Esther Stetson, and died 

Aug. 11, 1855. 

John Barry, the father, died Dec. 5, 1784, aet. 50. Mary, his widow, 
died May 29, 1801, aet. 69. 

John lived in Milton from 1775 to 1781 or '82. (Uncle Thomas 
said '83.) John was short in stature, as was his oldest son John, 
also a tailor, whom I well remember. My father for some years 
gave him a home with him when I [Wm. B., Jr.,] was a child. 
John, the father, was slender when young, but became stouter with 
age. He was grave, quiet and dignified in presence, and warmly 
esteemed and loved by all who knew him for his amiable, sterling- 
qualities. John was a superior singer, and so skilled as a teacher 
of singing that the famous Billings, author of the " Billings and 

* There is at Milton Lower Mills a house near the bridge which is said to 
have been in the Vose family many generations. It has a tablet on its upper 
story, stating that here the " Suffolk Resolves " were framed. This was a 
form of "Declaration of Independence," and antedated the one usually cele- 
brated. We should be glad to think this was the house in which William 
Barry was born, and its situation indicates that it was. [E. S. B.] 



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Holden Collection," received from him his first regular instruc- 
tion. He was a member of the choir at the New South Church, 
Boston, among whom he led the tenor, and Samuel Adams was 
another member. 

I well remember Aunt Mills, who for many years had a home 
with my father's family, when I was young. Both she and my 
Aunt Seaver were provided for by my father till their death, Aunt 
Mills living to be 89 years of age. My father for some time gave 
a home to his older brother, John, in his advanced years, and also 
furnished a house for his sister, Elizabeth Leavitt, during her 
widowhood, from 1809 to 1835, when she died. Few have gath- 
ered such fruits of loving service. 

Origin of the Family. 

As to the origin of the family, our Barry family, there has never 
come to me but one tradition — that they came to America from 
Ireland, where the name has been conspicuous and prevalent from 
the twelfth century. That they were French Huguenots emigrat- 
ing from France to Ireland is to me highly improbable, and for 
two reasons : — First, I have never heard from my father, Uncle 
Thomas, or any other relative, the slightest hint of our Huguenot 
origin. As our family probably emigrated to America between 
1700 and 1730, it is hardly possible, if their origin was French or 
Huguenot, that no clear tradition of the fact should be known to 
me, for I have personally known members of the family who were 
born between 1740 and 1750. But the second and strong objec- 
tion is that Ireland has always been an intensely Roman Catholic 
country. Hence the persecuted Huguenots would hardly have 
sought a refuge and home there, when Protestant England or 
Scotland would have opened its arms to welcome them. 

The Barrys in Ireland. 

The history of the Irish Barrys is given in the work called 
" Magna Britannica," going back to the eleventh or twelfth cen- 
tury, showing that the Barrys came over from Normandy with 



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William the Conqueror. Leland's History of Ireland and Dublin, 
1814, in volume first, relates much about the Barrys. About 1184 
Philip Barry, a brave commander, was sent from England to Ireland 
by King Henry II, and was accompanied by his brother Gerald, 
distinguished as the great historian of Ireland by the Latin name 
of " Geraldus Cambrensis." So in favor with the King was the 
latter that he was intrusted with the education of the King's son, 
John, to prepare the latter for the government of Ireland. 

Before 1253 David Barry was sent over from England to aid in 
administration of Irish affairs. 

A history of the Irish Hierarchy was published in New York in 
1857, in one volume, octavo. In chapter 40 is mentioned the 
Barony of Barryroe (County of Cork), and a Cistercian Abbey 
there, founded or endowed by Lord Barry. 

A Priory in Bally, Barony of Onerry and Kilmore, was founded 
by Philip de Barry, who endowed it in 1229. A John de Barry 
was later its Prior. 

In 1290 David de Barry, Lord Buttevant, founded a Monastery 
for Franciscans in Buttevant. In 1306 David was Prior at Castle 
Lyons or Lehan, in the Barony of Barrymore. 

John de Barry founded a Monastery for Dominicans in 1307. 

In 1673 Constantine O'Cuiffe, Provincial of the Dominican 
Order, at the instance of the Earl of Barrymore, who was a Prot- 
estant, instituted William Barry as Prior. The possessions and 
rents of this Monastery were granted to Richard, Earl of Cork, 
who bequeathed the rents to his daughter, who was married 
to David Barry, first Earl of Barrymore, " to buy pins and 
gloves." 

In 1370 William Barry, Lord of Ibarva, founded an Abbey of 
St. Francis. 

At a parliament held in Kilkenny (near 1300) was John Barry. 

Gerald de Barry (of a noble and ancient family) was consecrated 
Bishop of Cork, 1359, and was Bishop thirty-four years, dying in 
his 90th year. 

In 1646 Richard Barry was Bishop of the United Sees of Cork 
and Cloyne. 



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A Robert Barry, Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, became an exile 
at the period of the Reformation, and was received at Nantes with 
great kindness by both clergy and people. 

The preceding facts show the antiquity and prominence of the 
Barrys in Ireland. There is no doubt the Irish Barrys were Nor- 
man, sent over from England, and not Celtic. Their dark hair 
and eyes indicate a Norman extraction, of course not Saxon. 

As regards the family name of Barry, there is no doubt that is 
the correct one, though sometimes confounded with Berry, an 
older and more common name on Boston Records. In my youth- 
ful days I have often heard aged people address my father as Mr. 
Berry (not Barry), but I regard it as a very natural error, — some 
of the Massachusetts Berrys being well known. Uncle Thomas told 
me (in 1845) that Col. Dawes (father of the noted Judge Dawes), 
a mason by trade, became Deacon of the " New South." In a con- 
versation once held between him and Uncle Thomas, the deacon 
claimed that the Barry name had been altered from Berry in this 
wise. Some little feud arose between the " Old South " and the 
"New South" (in Summer Street), the former claiming that they 
had the larger number of descendants from distinguished families 
in the old country. The " New South " people looked up the 
matter and found (among others) that the Barrys or Berrys were 
descended from a " Lord Barry." This anecdote (though in some 
respects erroneous) is probably founded on fact. In the Massa- 
chusetts Records both names — Barry and Berry — are distinct in 
all registers. 

I have prepared the above for family and friends, hoping it may 
have interest to them and their children, inspiring all to add fresh 
honors to a worthy name. Living in Chicago since 1853, I was 
unable to prosecute any further research, but urged my brother 
John to pursue the inquiry. 

(Signed) William Barry, Jr. 

Chicago, Apr. 10, 1877. 



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The following letter from William Barry, Jr., to his brother, is 
appropriate here, as showing the hopes and intention of both in 
regard to publishing a memorial of the family : — 

Petersham, 18 Jan., '47. 
Dear John : 

I have but a few moments to write in reply to your last, and I regret 
it the less as I have only to saj' that I shall make no attempt to bring 
the Barry s into my book (History of Framingham). I have some little 
notice of the Berry family in Framingham, but as yet I feel too uncer- 
tain about the original history of our or the Berry family to attempt 
anything in the way of publication at large, and I have only meditated 
doing some enquiry after my book is off my hands. I am glad there- 
fore you are willing to take the matter in hand. 

I hope you will be able to establish beyond question the reported 
tradition about the Barry origin ; I have in so many cases found family 
traditions delusive, that I am seldom willing to trust them without re- 
corded confirmation. Besides, I am by no means sure that there was 
no connection between the Barrys and Berrys. Father's great-grand- 
father died at so early an age that it is not surprising we know no more 
about our ancestry. I wish I had my book of Barry minutes here ; but 
it is at Framingham, otherwise I would gladly let you have what little 
information I have obtained. I hope you will not attempt a publication 
about our Barry family, unless you have made a strong case of histori- 
cal fact. In that case, I hope you will I find my own labor very 

hard. The digest of so much information as I possess, on so many topics, 
seems an endless labor. I have not fairly begun even to write my open- 
ing chapter. 'Wishing you all success and an abundant recompense for 
your labors, and with affectionate regards to all the family, 

I remain afPy y'rs, 

Wm. Barry, Jr. 



WILLIAM BARRY'S 

BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 



The following account of the brothers and sisters of William Barry 
is from the pen of John Lincoln Barry (born 1822), sou of Thomas 
Barry. He knew many of them personally, and it is mj r wish to pre- 
serve them here for use by any one desiring later to write a memorial 
covering the entire family. 

John Barry, Junior. 

He was the eldest son of John and Mary Barry ; was born Feb. 
20, 1758 ; was a tailor, and in business with his brother Charles. 
A deed exists, witnessed by John and Charles Barry, April 4, 1795 ; 
also a bill by them dated July 31, 1797, going back to 1788. He 
had a home for some years with his brother William, and he spent 
one winter in the family of his brother Thomas, where he is remem- 
bered as a bright, happy old gentleman, fond of joking. He was a 
good cook, as is also remembered. He had a son John, born June 
3, 1787, who left home early and never returned, but is reported to 
have married and had a family in some Southern city, but we have 
not been able to discover his descendants. 

Samuel Barry. 

Born June 25, 1761 ; lived in Roxbuiy, and later in Brookline ; 
was a hat manufacturer at Watertown, Mass. He lost his prop- 
erty by endorsing, and was an invalid several years. His brother 



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Thomas, wife and several children spent a day with his widow, and 
the visit is remembered with much pleasure. His great-grandson 
Herbert printed in 1906 a very excellent genealogy of the Barrys. 

Charles Barry. 

Born May 28, 1764. It would seem that he must have been 
well educated, for two letters in existence — one to his sister 
Elizabeth, and one to his brother William — are written in a very 
good hand and are well expressed. He was a tailor, partner of his 
brother John, and lived in Boston until about 1797. When and 
why he left Boston is not known, and the date of his death is 
supposed to have been 1800 or 1802, in Pennsylvania; but ii 
1799, by his letters above mentioned, he was in Cambridge, New 
York, where he was working at his trade. By Boston Town Rec- 
ords, a Charles Barry was chosen fence-viewer in 1794. There is 
no certainty that it was our relative. 

Mary Barry. 

Born March 16, 1766 ; married Charles Lincoln, and had eight 
children. In 1798 Charles Lincoln lived in Gibbs Lane, but later 
their residence was a rough-cast house in Salem Street, where I 
have often called with my father. It is not now standing. Her 
father and family attended " Church Green " Meeting House. She 
was a very beautiful woman, both physically and intellectually, 
and is well remembered by her calls at the house of her brother 
Thomas. 

James Barry. 

Born June 12, 1768 ; married Hitty (Mehitable) Crane, March 
22, 1791, born Oct. 9, 1773. He died Feb. 14, 1834 ; she died July 
26, 1838. He resided in Washington Street, left side, above Dover 
Street. The house is now No. 1250, but is badly dilapidated (1908). 
He was a cooper, and for many years was an inspector in that line, 
chosen by the town. He was a very large man, and had built for 



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him a chaise of extra width. His weight was said to have been 
over three hundred pounds. He was a member of Hollis Street 
Church.* 

Thomas Barry. 

Born April 5, 1770, when the family lived in Purchase Street. 
When nine years of age he went to work at a house in Elm Street. 

He served apprenticeship to Tileston, a carpenter, and later 

worked with Joel dishing as a carpenter, whose daughter Sarah he 
married, March 17, 1793. He and Mr. Cushing built the houses 
corner of Essex and Lincoln Streets, and there their families resided 
until the death of the parents. The houses were taken down in 
1891. He worked as a carpenter for a number of years, and helped 
build the State House and the alterations on the Old South Store, 
Washington Street. He built the wharf in Essex Street, opposite 
his house, in 1795 or later, and it extended from Essex Street on 
the east line of the present Lincoln Street, about to Beach Street. 
He was chosen Representative to the General Court in 1812-13. 
In 1813 he bought the sloop Friendship and used her for freight- 
ing purposes. She was destroyed by fire of her cargo of lime in 
Boston harbor in December, 1827. After giving up business he 
became surveyor of lumber, and continued from 1823 to 1842. 
The Mansion House was the resort of uncles, aunts, cousins, and 
all other relatives. After the death of his first wife, he married 
Mrs. Mary Geyer, a widow, with children, and by her he had three 
children. His and her children were twenty ; only one is now 
living (1908). He was a member of the Old South Church, and 

* In the Annals of the Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association at the time 
of his death is this appreciation : " Our associate, James Barry, was deputy 
inspector of beef and pork under Stephen Bruce, the first inspector of those 
articles under the laws of Massachusetts. He succeeded Henry Purkett as 
inspector-general of fish. No State was ever more fortunate than Massachu- 
setts in obtaining two men of such sound judgment and incorruptible hon- 
esty. They raised the reputation of Massachusetts fish to its highest point 
in the commercial markets of Europe. Such as these were the 'solid men of 
Boston ' fifty years ago. He was born June 12, 1768, and served his appren- 
ticeship with Arthur Langford, a cooper at the South End of the town. He 
was admitted to the Association in 1807." 



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was a good husband, a good father, a good citizen, and an ex- 
emplary Christian. This is the Uncle Thomas who is mentioned 
in William Barry, Jr.'s account. 

Elizabeth Barry. 

Born March 27, 1772, and married Elijah Leavitt, of Hingham, 
in 1794. Resided in Gibbs Lane in 1798 and later. She was 
a tailoress, and I remember her making clothes for her brother 
Thomas. She joined the Old South Church in 1822, and sat in 
the pew of her brother Thomas. 



THE AUTHORITY FOE A 

BARRY COAT-OF-ARMS. 



In the manuscript notes of John S. Barry, written probably 
about 1841, occurs this passage: — "Mr. M. Olcott Barry of Bos- 
ton informs me that he has always heard that the Barrys settled in 
the South of Ireland, in Cork or Kinsale, and that on the Barry 
side they were all Protestants and connected with the Church of 
England. Some of the family now reside in the vicinity of Cork, 
and are men of distinction and worth. He has in his possession 
the block brought from Ireland, by his father or grandfather, on 
which is engraved the family coat-of-arms, and the impression at- 
tached herewith shows that it agrees with the description given 
in the books of heraldry, with the exception of the supporters, 
which are wanting." 

The description referred to is as follows : — " Arms : Argent, 
three bars gemelles, gules. Crest: On a wreath, a castle argent, 
from the top whereof issues a wolf's head, sable. Supporters : 
Two wolves of the last, their ducal collars and chains, or. Motto : 
Boutez en avant. Chief seats : At Castle Lions, in the County 
of Cork ; at Wardley Hall, in the County of Leicester ; at Rock 
Savage, in the County of Chester." 

Mr. M. Olcott Barry, from whom the above quotation is taken, 
was of the firm of Barry & Brother, 24 Pearl Street, Boston, in 
the years 1844 to 1858. The relationship between his family and 
that of William Barry has never been established. He could trace 
his line directly back to the ones in Ireland who were entitled to 
use the coat-of-arms, but we have never been able to do so. 



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The meaning of the French motto is " Press forward." It was 
by mis-pronunciation corrupted into " Buttevant," and the title 
Viscount or Lord Buttevant was therefore given to some of the 
gentry as early as 1255. There is a town in southern Ireland 
named Buttevant from the family, where are the ruins of the 
monastery mentioned on page 66. It is a satisfaction that the 
ancient representatives were " men of distinction and worth," so 
that if we could ever make a complete connection with the line 
which commenced with the Norman Due de Berri, who went over 
to England with William the Conqueror, we might feel proud 
of our ancestry and entitled to use their coat-of-arms. 

The fact that William Barry did not use this coat-of-arms in 
selecting his " mark " when he joined St. Andrew's Chapter, would 
seem to show that he did not know of it, or, knowing it, did not 
feel entitled to use it. 



THE BARRY TOMB. 



In 1904 the Cemetery Department of the City of Boston desired 
to learn the names of those legally interested in the tombs located 
in the " Central Burying-ground," which is in the area of Boston 
Common. I then learned that William Barry had a fifth share in 
tomb No. 42, situated at the intersection of Boylston Street mall 
and the walk that crosses from Park Square to Winter Street. 

In 1801, William Mills, Samuel, James, Thomas and William 
Barry built this tomb. William Mills was the brother-in-law of 
the other owners. This was the year Mary (Blake) Barry died, 
and she was interred there. The body of her husband, John 
Barry, was probably re-interred there at the same time. William 
Mills died in 1808, and his wife, "Aunt Mills," in 1834, and her 
sister, "Aunt Seaver," in 1843, and they were interred there ; but 
William Mills's share in the tomb was sold to James Barry. 

Samuel, James and Thomas Barry, and their sister, Elizabeth 
Leavitt, are the other members of the family of that generation 
who are interred there, according to the list furnished by John L. 
Barry to the Cemetery Department. The only members of Wil- 
liam Barry's family who were buried there are his daughter, Ann 
R. Clouston, and three of her children who died before she did. 

William Barry buying a lot in Forest Hills Cemetery in 1849, 
and Samuel's descendants removing to another State, their families 
have not made further use of the tomb, but the interments have 
been from the families of James and Thomas. The care of the 
tomb has been taken by John L. Barry, son of Thomas. 



THE STETSONS. 



Esther Stetson, who married William Barry, was the daugh- 
ter of John and Rachael (Paine) Stetson, of Randolph, Mass. 
He was a farmer, and lived and died in Randolph (1731-1811). 

John was son of Amos, who married Margaret Thayer. He was 
a cordwainer by trade, and lived and died in Braintree, Mass. 
(1693-1777). 

Amos was son of Robert, who married Mary Collamore, of 
Scituate, Mass. He was a currier by trade, and was a constable 
in Scituate in 1722. 

Robert was son of Joseph, the eldest son of the first Stetson in 
America, — " Cornet " Robert, so called because he was cornet of 
the first Horse Company raised in Plymouth Colony, Mass., in the 
year 1659. He settled in Scituate (now Norwell) in the year 
1634, at which time he received from the Colony Court a grant of 
a considerable tract of land on the North River, which constituted 
his farm. His house stood on a sloping plain near the bank of the 
river, and an unfailing and valuable spring, which supplied him 
and his descendants with water for two hundred years, still marks 
the spot. The old house is gone, but its successor stands near the 
original one, and the farm, which has for only a few years been 
owned by others than Stetsons, has recently been purchased by the 
44 Stetson Kindred of America (Inc.)," an organization whose ob- 
ject is to " encourage antiquarian, genealogical and historical re- 
searches, especially with reference to the times, the ancestors and 
the descendants of Robert Stetson." 

John S. Barry, in his " Genealogy of the Stetson Family," gave 
a coat-of-arms which was found in the house of one of the oldest 
members of the family. He supposed, of course, that the family 
was entitled to use it, but recently it has been learned that tins 
was one of the spurious ones, painted about a hundred years ago 
by one John Coles, who made a business of selling coats-of-arms 
to those without special heraldic knowledge. 



THE BLAKES. 



William Barry, Jr., has given a short account of the Blakes, but 
the following from a book by Francis E. Blake is in greater detail, and is 
probably the correct descent of Mary or Mollie Blake, who was the wife 
of John Barry. Her line begins with Robert 1 de Blake-land, who in 
1286, under Edward I, was assessed in Wiltshire, near Salisbury, Eng- 
land. Pie was a gentleman of large estates, and had for his armorial 
bearings a silver shield with a black chevron and three black garbs 
[sheaves of wheat]. He resided at Colne, adjoining the family estates 
at Blake-land. He married Anne, daughter of William Cole. 

His son Henry 2 married a daughter of Edward Durand. 

William, 3 his son, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Power. 

His son Henry 4 married Margaret, daughter of Billet, of Quem- 

berford. 

Robert, 5 his son, married Alice, daughter and heir of John Wallop, 
of Nether Wallop in Southampton. Both Robert and his wife were 
buried in Colne church, where, in a stained glass window, he is habited 
in armor. 

His youngest son William 6 resided in Whiteparish, Wiltshire. 

Bis son William 7 resided in Old Hall in Eastontown, Andover, and 
married Mary, daughter of Humphrey Coles, of Somersetshire. 

His son Humphrey 8 removed early in the 16th century to Somerset- 
shire and established himself at Over Stowey and became lord of the 
manor at Plainfield in that parish, to which he added the adjoining 
manor of Tuxwell. This manor house at Over Stowey was long a 
family residence of the Blakes. 

John, 9 his eldest son, succeeded to the estates. He had five children. 

His wife was Jane . Through his son Robert and grandson 

Humphrey, he was the great-grandfather of the great Admiral, Robert 
Blake, who held the seas for Cromwell. 



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William, 10 his son, removed to Pitminster about 1586, and had 
children, Grace, Eunice, William, John, Anne and Richard. 

William, 11 his oldest son, born July 10, 1594; married Sept. 27, 1617, 
Agnes Band (probably daughter of Hugh Thorne and widow of Richard 
Band, of Bath erf ord). He had children, John, Anne, William, James 
and Edward. 

That this is the William who appears in Dorchester in 1696 is clearly 
shown in N. E. Genealogical and Historical Register of January, 1891, 
by the fact that not only do the names of parents and children corre- 
spond, but the age of the father at death and three of the children 
agree with the date at Pitminster. The tradition that William came 
to America in the "Mary and John " has no evidence to support it. 

Edward, 12 son of William, married Patience, daughter of John Pope. 
He was a cooper and died in 1692 at Milton. He left two sons, Jona- 
than and Solomon. 

Jonathan 18 resided in Wrentham and married in Boston, Feb. 16, 
1698, Elizabeth Candage. He was a shoemaker by trade. His will is 
on record in Boston. 

Jonathan, 14 his son, born 1702 (died April 10, 1773), lived in Boston 
and married, April 26, 1725, Mary Bennett, who was probably the 
daughter of John and Hannah (Dennison) Bennett, who were married 
according to Boston Records about 1704 and had a daughter Mary, born 
Jan. 23, 1707. I judge this to be the Mary Bennett whom Jonathan 
Blake married, rather than the Mary, daughter of John and Ruth Ben- 
nett, born July, 1704, only for the reason that the parents of the first 
Mary and the parents of Jonathan were both married by Cotton Mather, 
indicating that they were members of his church, or attendants at least. 
Jonathan Blake and Mary Bennett were married by the Rev. Benjamin 
Coleman. 

Mary, 15 daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Bennett) Blake, born April 
3, 1732 (died May 29, 1801), married John Barry, April 14, 1757, and 
had eleven children, John, Samuel Blake, Samuel, Charles, Charles, 
Mary, James, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jonathan and William 16 (the subject 
of this book). 



INDEX. 



Adams, Asa 57 

Edith Merriam Win- 
ship 19 
Edith Winship 19 
I. 40 
Isaac 19 
Samuel 62, 65 
Austin, Jon. L. 55 
Bacon, Robert 58 
Ballou, Hosea 12, 27, 29i 

45, 46 
Band, Agnes (? Thome) 
78 
Richard 78 
Bangs, Edward D. 56 
Barnard, Eliza R. 24 
Barry, de Barry. 
Ahby V. (Bemis), 24 
Adaline, 6-8, 11-14, 22, 

29, 47-50 
Adaline Louise 32 
Alice Frances 20 
Amasa 6, 8, 13, IS, 27, 

34, 46, 49, 50 
Amasa Stetson 14, 31, 

32 
Ann 6, 49 
Ann Richardson 14, 27, 

40, 75 
Anna 40, 47 
Anna Louise (Dering) 

34 
Anne (Cole) 77 



Barry, Becky 47 
Benjamin Franklin 6, 

13, 14, 34, 37 
Calvin 50 

Caroline Louisa 30 
Catherine (Riley) 31 
Charles 6, 8, 13, 47, 49, 

50, 59-61, 64, 69, 70, 

78 
Charles C. 47 
Charles Hart 32 
Charles James 14, 24 
Clarence 34 
David 66 
Edith 47 

Edith Adelaide 19 
Edith Merriam Win- 
ship (Adams) 19 
Edwin Bryant 18 
Edwin Wyeth 20 
Eliza 45, 47, 50 
Eliza Barnard 30 
Eliza R. (Barnard) 24 
Elizabeth 59, 63, 64, 70, 

72, 78 
Elizabeth Willard 16 
Elizabeth (Willard) 15, 

16 
Ella Rebecca 33 
Emilie Florence 20 
Ephraim Lombard 18 
Esther 6, 14, 15, 26, 27, 

32, 45, 47 



Barry, Esther Stetson 30 
Esther (Stetson) 6, 13, 

18, 64, 76 
Fanny 49 

Florence Dearborn 20 
Frances Adele (Safford) 

20 
Frances Ann 18 
Frank [see Barry, Benj. 

Franklin] 
Gerald 66 
George 6, 8, 13, 14, 17, 

18, 37, 40, 46, 49, 50 
Gilbert Stephenson 33 
Helen Josephine 20 
Henrietta Maria 30 
Henry 6, 13, 14, 19, 37, 

40, 49, 50 
Henry Adams 19, 21 
Henry Reid 20 
Herbert 61, 70 
Hitty [Mehitable] 

(Crane) 70 
Ida M. (Bateman) 32 
Isabella Louisa 19 
James 7, 47, 59, 61, 62, 

64, 70, 71, 75, 78 
Jane 40, 49 
Jane Ellen 18 
Jane Ellen (Hooper) 17 
John 5-8, 13, 39, 42, 59- 

70, 75, 77, 78 
John Drennan 32 



80 



Index. 



Barry, John Lincoln 13, 


Barry, Sarah (Dickson) 


Blake, Agnes [Band] 


69, 75 


61 


(? Thorne) 7S 


John Stetson 14, 29, 45, 


Sarah (Gilbert) 61 


Alice (Wallop) 77 


47-49, 73, 76 


Sarah J. (Dearborn) 19 


Anne 78 


Jonathan 46, 78 


Simeon 46 


Edward 78 


Jonathan Blake 59, 64 


Susan Elizabeth (Emer- 


Elizabeth 63 


Julia Dalton 16 


son) 34 


Elizabeth (Candage) 78 


Kate 32 


Susan (Goddard) 63 


Elizabeth (Power) 77 


Kate Louise 33 


Thomas 13, 47, 59-61, 


Eunice 78 


Lilian (Clement) 32 


63-65, 67, 69-72, 75, 78 


Francis E. 68 


Lizzie (Bartlett) 20 


William 5-16, 18, 19, 26, 


Grace 78 


Lord 66, 67 


27, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47- 


Henry 77 


Louisa 30, 45, 47 


57, 59-64, 66, 69, 70, 


Humphrey 77 


Louise (Young) 6, 29 


72-78 


James 78 


Lucile 33 


William Calvin 32 


Jane 77 


Lucretia 18 


William Crocker 33 


John 77, 7S 


Lucy 47 


William Isaac 20 


Jonathan 59, 62, 63, 78 


M. Olcott 73 


William Ladd 18 


Margaret (Billet) 77 


Marion Bartlett 21 


Barry & Brother 73 


Mary [Mollie] 5, 59, 62, 


Mark 37, 41, 46 


Bartlett, Levi 58 


63, 68, 75, 77, 78 


Martha Clement 33 


Lizzie 20 


Mary (Bennet) 62, 63, 


Mary 7, 59-64, 69, 70, 78 


Barrett, Samuel 24 


68, 78 


Mary Alice (Crocker) 


Bateman, Hiram 32 


Mary (Coles) 77 


32 


Ida M. 32 


Mary (Goddard) 63 


Mary (Blake) 5, 62-64, 


Mary 32 


Patience (Pope) 78 


68, 75, 77, 78 


Bates, Martin 58 


Richard 78 


Mary (Carey) 61 


Bemis, Abby V. 24 


Robert 77 


Mary E. (Bugbee) 18 


Bennet, Hannah (Denni- 


Solomon 78 


Mary ( ) [Geyer] 71 


son) 78 


William 77, 7S 


Mary H. (Ladd) 18 


John 78 


William W. 58 


Mary (Simpson) 61 


Jonathan 62 


Bradford, John R. 10 


Mildred 33 


Mary 62, 63, 78 


Briggs, Billings 58 


Molly (Blake) 59 


Ruth 62, 78 


Brigham, Tilley 58 


Philip 66 


Berry, Capt. 51 


Brinckerhoff, Alys (Swift) 


Rachel (Rogers) 61 


John 62 


20 


Rebecca 6, 8, 13, 25, 37, 


Billet, 77 


Edith Adelaide (Barry) 


49 


Margaret 77 


19 


Rebecca Stetson 14, 26 


Billings, 64 


Edith Winship 20 


Richard 41, 66 


Binney, John 57 


Florence Emilie 20 


Robert 50, 67, 68 


Blair, Abigail (Reed) 61 


H. Waller 19 


Ruth 63 


Capt. 62 


Henry Gordon 20 


Samuel 5, 7, 59, 64, 69, 


Elizabeth Endicott 61 


Herbert Winship 21 


75, 78 


Mary 61 


Laurence Gordon 21 


Samuel Blake 59, 64, 78 


Mary (Barry) 61, 62 


Mary Gordon 20 


Sarah 6-8, 13, 16, 27, 47 


Matthew 61 


Philip Gordon 20 


Sarah Ann 14, 24 


Thomas 61 


Brodhead, Daniel D. 58 


Sarah (dishing) 71 


Victor 61 


Bruce, Stephen 71 



Index. 



81 



Bugbee, Mary E. 18 


Crane, Larra 57 


Kay, Richard S. 17 


Buttevant, Lord 74 


Crockor, Mary Alice 32 


William Peckman 17 


Caldwell, Hannah 25 


Culver, Agnes Goodwin 


Field, Anna Louise 


Campbell, Sadie K. 25 


17 


(Clouston) 28 


Candage, Elizabeth 78 


Belden F. 16 


Elizabeth Casseles 29 


Carey, Mary (51 


Belden Hayward 17 


Euretta L. 28 


Chadwick, John 10 


Bertram 17 


George Clouston 28 


Chamberlain, Albert B. 


Julia 17 


Josephine H. 29 


25 


Julia Dalton (Barry) 16 


Nannette R. 28 


Eva May 25 


William Barry 17 


Thomas 28 


Martha Davis (Flagg) 


dishing, Joel 71 


Fisher, Oliver 58 


25 


Sarah 71 


Flagg, Adaline Barry 25 


Mattie L. 25 


Cuthbertson, Alexander 


Amasa Stetson 25 


Chessman, Olive S. 34 


23 


Charles B. 25 


Clarke, Edward A. M. 22 


Frances H. 23 


Hannah (Caldwell) 25 


Francis Dexter (Young) 


Dawes, Col. 67 


Martha Davis 25 


22 


Judge 67 


Mary Putnam 25 


Frank 23 


Dearborn (Maj.-Gen.), H. 


Richard 24 


Mabell Shippie 23 


A. S. 54 


Richard Henry 25 


Clemont, Julia 27 


Sarah J. 19 


Richard Samuel 25 


Lilian 32 


de Barry (see Barry). 


Samuel Barry 25 


Clouston, Ann Richard- 


de Blakeland (see Blake). 


Sarah Ann (Barry) 24 


son (Barry) 27, 40, 75 


Dennison, Hannah 78 


Gay, 46 


Anna Louise 27, 28 


Dering, Anna Louise 34 


Geyer, Mary ( ) 71 


Cora M. (Rowe) 28 


Dexter, Samuel 57 


Gilbert, Adaline Louise 


Edith L. 28 


Dickson, Sarah 61 


(Barry) 32 


Edith M. 28 


Donnison, Wm. 54 


Barry 33 


Esther Barry 28 


Dunham, Josiah 58 


Edward Leigh 33 


George A. 28 


Durand, Edward, 77 


Emma (Halliday) 33 


Herbert H. 28 


Eddy, Caleb 57 


Esther Halliday 33 


Jonathan Coates 28 


Elizabeth 31 


Ethel Tracy (Ogden) 32 


Madeline R. 29 


Eldridge, Oliver 57 


Helen 33 


Marietta II. (Pierce) 27 


Emerson, Alice Austin 18 


Helen Elizabeth (Jud- 


Robert 40 


Emily IS 


son) 32 


Robert H. 27, 49 


George T. 18 


Judson 33 


Coburn, Mary 22 


Jane Ellen (Barry) 18 


Kate (Barry) 32 


Cole, Anne 77 


Jennie Tyler 18 


Kate Ogden 33 


William 77 


Mabel Devereux 18 


Kate Riley 33 


Coleman, Benjamin 78 


Olive S. (Chessman) 34 


Mary M. R. (Peterson) 


Coles, Humphrey 77 


Richard 34 


33 


John 76 


Susan Elizabeth 34 


Miles Fred 32, 33 


Mary 77 


Endicott, Elizabeth 61 


Miles Safford 32 


Collamore, Mary 76 


Ewer, Charles 58 


Nellie Barry 33 


Constantine, Elizabeth H. 


Clara 23 


Sarah 61 


28 


Farnum, Paul 57 


William B. 32 


Cork, Richard, Earl of 66 


Fay, Marie Van Antwerp 


William Baker 33 


Crane, Hitty 70 


(Proudfoot) 17 


William Candee 32 



82 



Index. 



Goddard, Mary 63 


Howland, George 23 


Manchee, Annie Bowen 


Susan 63 


Jackson, Dr. 41 


(Leavens) 20 


Grantham, Catherine 


Jacobs, 45, 49 


Arthur Leavens 21 


(Jones) 50 


Jacques, Samuel 54 


Everett Habens 21 


Frederick 50 


James, John W. 57 


Frederick Bowen 21 


Greene, Charles G. 58 


Jenney, Isaac 58 


Richard Ellis 21 


Edith Winship (Brinck- 


Jones, Catherine 50 


Wilfrid Arthur 20 


erhoff) 20 


Joseph 40 


Mann, 48 


Edward A. 21 


Judson, Helen Elizabeth 


Marble, Alta M. 29 


Edward Barry 21 


32 


Benjamin Augustus 29 


Florence Dearborn 


Kendall, Thomas 57 


Bertha Irene 29 


(Barry) 20 


Ladd, Mary H. 18 


Charles Lewis 28 


Marion Bartlett (Barry) 


Lafayette, Gen. 11, 12, 


Chester Allen 29 


21 


22 


Elizabeth H. (Constan- 


Miriam 21 


Langford, Arthur 71 


tine) 28 


Muriel 21 


Leavens, Alice French 21 


Ella Elizabeth 29 


Raymond A. 20 


Annie Bowen 20 


Ernest Francis 29 


Raymond Barry 21 


Annie M. (McDonald) 


Esther Barry (Clouston) 


Winthrop B, 20 


20 


28 


Winthrop Brinckerhoff 


Cromwell Harrison 20 


Frank Edwin 28 


21 


Helen Josephine (Bar- 


Frank L. 29 


Griggs, John 58 


ry) 20 


Franklin E. 28 


Grosvenor, Lemuel P. 57 


Helen Mary 21 


Harold Eugene 29 


Hale, Nathan 52 


John McDonald 21 


Harriet Elizabeth 29 


Hall, Charles T. 28 


Philo F. 20 


Herbert Constantine 29 


Edith L. (Clouston) 28 


William Barry 20, 21 


Lewis F. E. 29 


Hallet, George 57 


Leavitt, Elijah 64, 72 


Lillian Isabel 29 


Halliday, Emma 33 


Elizabeth (Barry) 59, 


Lucy M. (Ramsdell) 28 


Louise 33 


64, 65, 72, 75 


Marion 29 


Nellie Barry (Gilbert) 


Lerow, Lewis 58 


Mary J. (MacFarlane) 


33 


Lester, Ebenezer A. 58 


28 


Samuel 33 


Lewis, Samuel S. 57 


Sarah A. [Porter] 28 


Harlow, 40 


Lincoln, Charles 64, 70 


Mather, Cotton 78 


Hastings, Joseph S. 57 


Jared 58 


Mattson, Dr. 48 


Hatch, Henry 58 


Levi 9, 56 


McCutcheon, George Barr 


Henshaw, Charles 57 


Mary (Barry) 7, 59, 64, 


17 


Hicks, Alfred W. 28 


70 


Marie Van Antwerp 


Nannette R. (Field) 28 


Livermore, Mary A. 15 


(Proudfoot) [Fay] 17 


Hobbs, Prentiss 58 


Locke, Stephen 57 


McDonald, Annie M. 20 


Hodgden, Alexander, 59, 


Lombard, A. C. & Co. 17 


Mclntyre, Barry Austin 24 


62 


Nathl. 40 


Daisy Willard 24 


Hooper, Jane Ellen 17 


Loring, Peres 58 


Henry A. 23 


Horsman, E. 11 


Lothrop, Still man 58 


Marion Dorothy 24 


How, Hall J. 57 


Lovell, Michael 58 


Marion Willard (Young) 


Howland, Clara (Ewer) 


MacFarlane, Mary J. 28 


23 


23 


Manchee, Albert Edward 


Newell Wood 24 


Clara F. 23 


21 


Miller, Benjamin B. 28 



Index. 



83 



Miller, Esther Barry 
(Clouston) [Marble] 
28 
Mills, 63, 65 

Elizabeth (Barry) 
["Aunt"] 63, 75 

William 63, 75 
Miner, Alonzo A. 12, 37, 

46 
Morgan, Charles Lincoln 

61, 62 
Moore, Alice Olive 19 

George Emerson 19 

Liston N. 18 

Mabel Devereux (Emer- 
son) 18 

Viola Mabel 19 
Morton, Caroline Louisa 
(Barry) 30 

Charles O. 30 

Charles Otis 31 

Ethel Coolidge 31 

Gertrude Persis 30 

Helen Louisa 30 

Percy Stetson 31 

Persis 30 

Willard 30 

William Barry 31 
Murray, John 12 
Norris, Charles S. 31 

Elizabeth (Eddy) 31 

Vivien May 31 
Noyes, Mary C. 28 
O'Cuiffe, Constantino 66 
Ogden, Ethel Tracy 32 

Eva Davis 32 

Henry 32 
Overbey, Chester James 
26 

Etsle 26 

Florence Flagg (Slo- 
man) 26 

Hilda E. 26 

Lavern Mark 26 

Nelson M. 26 

Paul Ralph 26 

Ruth Adaline 26 



Overbey, Susie Barry 
(Sloman) 26 

T. Alva 26 
Page, Jona. 54 
Paine, Rachael 76 
Parker, Annie Lincoln 31 

Charles Morton 31 

Elizabeth Eddy 31 

Henrietta 31 

Henrietta Maria (Bar- 
ry) 30 

Horace B. 30 

Horace Lincoln 31 

John 30 

John Barry 31 

Laurence Houghton 31 

Louisa Barry 31 

Rebecca (Young) 30 

Theodore Barry 31 

Vivien May (Norris) 31 
Patten, Thomas 58 
Pelton, F. Alaric 23 

Mabell Shippie (Clarke) 
23 
Perkins, John S. 58 
Peterson, Mary M. R. 33 
Phelps, Abner 58 
Pierce, George W. 27 

Marietta H. 27 
Pierson, Julia (Clement) 
27 

Mark 26 

Mark & Co. 25 

Rebecca Stetson(Barry) 
26 

Stephen 26 

William M. 16 

William Mark 27 
Pollard & Barry 17, 19 
Pollard, Merrick R. 19 
Pope, John 78 

Patience 78 
Porter, Sarah A. 28 
Power, Elizabeth 77 

Thomas 77 
Prince, Joseph H. 58 
Proudfoot, Belle 16 



Proudfoot, Elizabeth 
Willard (Barry) 16 

James Van Antwerp 16 

Laura (Spencer) 17 

Lawrence 16, 17 

Marie Van Antwerp 17 

Willard 17 
Pulis, Alice French 
(Leavens) 21 

Katherine French 21 

William Eugene 21 
Purkett, Henry 71 
Ramsdell, Lucy M. 28 
Rand, Belle (Proudfoot) 
16 

Charles E. 16 

Edwin Waffe 17 

Stuart 17 
Randall, A. F. 25 

Mary Putnam (Flagg) 
25 
Reed & Barry 19 
Reed, Abigail 61 

Oliver 58 
Revere, Paul 7 
Rhodes, Isaac 57 
Riley, Calvin 31 

Catherine 31 
Ripley, Joseph 58 
Rivers, James H. 58 
Roberts & Co. 51 
Rogers, John 61 

Rachel 61 
Rowe, Almon T. 28 

Cora M. 28 

Mary C. (Noyes) 28 
Safford, Frances Adele 20 
Sears, Joshua 57 

Seaver, 03, 65, 75 

Shed, Samuel A. 58 
Simonds, Jonathan 58 

William 58 
Simpson, John K. 57 

Mary 61 
Sloman, Adaline Barry 
(Flagg) 25 

Charles Houghton 25 



84 



Index. 



Sloman, Elsie Adaline 26 
Esther Ann 26 
Florence Flagg 26 
George Stetson 26 
John Henry 26 
Mark 25 
Mary Ruth 26 
Maud Elizabeth 26 
Ralph Arscott 25 
Rebecca Adaline 26 
Russell Morgan 26 
Sadie K. (Campbell) 25 
Susie Barry 26 
William Richard 26 

Smith. Henry B. 58 
James Ravenel 23 
Mabell Shippie (Clarke) 

[Pelton] 23 
Saml. 52 

Snyder, Charles 15 
Esther (Barry) 15 

Spencer, Laura 17 

Stearns, Jacob 54 

Stetson, Alpheus 58 
Amasa 7, 31, 46 
Amos 76 
Esther 6, 64, 76 
John 6, 76 
Joseph 76 

Margaret (Thayer) 76 
Mary (Collamore) 76 
Rachael (Faine) 76 
Robert 76 



Strong, Caleb 9, 55 
Stuard, Jennie Tyler 
(Emerson) 18 

John P. 18 

Lillian 18 

Mabelle 18 

Sweet, 40 

Swift, Alys 20 
Thayer, Elias B. 58 

Ira 46 

Margaret 76 
Thorne, Agnes 78 

Hugh 78 
Ticknor, George 11 

Tileston, 71 

Van Buren, Mattie L. 
(Chamberlain) 25 

William G. 25 

Vose, 60, 61 

Wallop, Alice 77 

John 77 
Wheeler, Ada Maria 23 

Adaline Barry (Young) 
22 

Charles Sprague 23 

Frances H. (Cuthbert- 
son) 23 

Frank Allen 23 

Thomas 23 

William Fiske 22 
Whitman, Euretta L. 
(Field) 28 

William O. 28 



Whitney, Elizabeth 61 

John 61 

Mary (Barry) [Blair] 61, 
62 
Willard, 47 

Elizabeth 15, 16 

Mary Elizabeth 22 
Williams, J. 51 
Wright, Edmund 57 

William 57 
Wyman, 63 

Ruth (Barry) 63 
Young, 40, 63 

Adaline Barry 6, 22 

Adaline (Barry) 6 

Arthur 23 

Calvin 22, 24 

Charles Curtis 22 

Clara F. (Howland) 23 

Constance 23 

Edwin 23 

Elinor 23 

Frances Dexter 22 

Louisa 6, 29 

Marion Willard 23 

Mary (Coburn) 22 

Mary Elizabeth (Wil- 
lard) 22 

Mary Isabel 23 

Mildred 23 

Rebecca 30 

Russell Sturgis 23 

William Bangs 22 



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